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Saturday, 24 September

01:34

Coeur d’Alene Historian, World War II Vet Walks On "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Felix Aripa, a Coeur d’Alene tribal elder, walked on September 16 at the age of 93....

Archaeological Experts Appalled at DAPL Sacred Site Destruction: 1,281 Sign Petition "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault II expressed a mix of gratitude and sorrow on Thursday upon learning that nearly 1,300 archaeologists and museum representatives h...

How Did I Miss That? Plastic Soup in the Pacific; Expensive Johns in N.C. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Slate reported that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch has been grossly exaggerated in that most of the plastic detritus i...

Old and busted: Software schreibt Wetter-, Sport- und ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Old and busted: Software schreibt Wetter-, Sport- und Börsenberichterstattung.

New hotness: Software schreibt Paper-Kritiken für Peer Review in akademischen Journalen. Und zwar gut genug, dass das nicht sofort aufgeflogen ist.

Using automatic text generation software, computer scientists at Italy’s University of Trieste created a series of fake peer reviews of genuine journal papers and asked academics of different levels of seniority to say whether they agreed with their recommendations to accept for publication or not.
Kontext dazu: Alan Sokal.

Lacher des Tages: Die Geheimdienstkuschler vom "Focus" ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Lacher des Tages: Die Geheimdienstkuschler vom "Focus" verbreiten die Agitprop-Legende, dass nicht die Amis Merkel abgehört haben und das zu Wikileaks geleakt ist, sondern dass die Russen Merkel abgehört haben, das mit täuschend echt aussehendem Ami-Berichtformat an ihre Kumpels von Wikileaks gegeben haben, um die armen, ritterlichen, unschuldigen, für das Gute kämpfenden, rechtschaffenen Amerikaner anzuschwärzen. Sozusagen eine Dolchstoßlegende 2.0.

Die Dienste glauben aber offenbar selber nicht, dass sie mit dieser offensichtlichen Schutzbehauptungslüge durchkommen, dann werden wir nie wieder jemand anderen als Ostasien Eurasien die Russen als Schuldigen bei irgendwas haben.

Teilweise sind wir ja schon da. Flugzeugabsturz über der Ukraine? DIE RUSSEN! Syrienkrieg? DIE RUSSEN! Der nächste Schritt ist nicht mehr groß, und dann sind die Russen an Global Warming Schuld, und an dem schlechten Abschneiden der CDU. Am Verfall des westlichen Wertesystems. Am Pressesterben. Und so weiter.

Die NSA wusste seit drei Jahren, dass jemand ihre Cisco-0day ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Die NSA wusste seit drei Jahren, dass jemand ihre Cisco-0day geklaut hat, aber hat nichts gesagt. Lasst euch das mal auf der Zunge zergehen. Selbst als sie wussten, dass andere wussten, dass Ciscos VPNs unsicher sind, haben sie Cisco nicht Bescheid gesagt.

Friday, 23 September

22:19

India’s Organic Rice Revolution Proves GMOs Are Unnecessary "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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In a world with an ever-increasing human population, increased food production is of obvious concern. With the world population projected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050, many people, especially those with connections to biotechnology and agrochemical companies, say that genetically modified food (GMO) is necessary in order to satisfy increased global demand for food. However, do we really need GMOs to feed the world?

The unbiased scientific evidence strongly suggests that the answer is no. Genetically modified foods do not increase yields and often damage nearby crops that aren’t genetically engineered to resist herbicides, causing them to actually reduce regional yields. Even the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), which is often dominated by agrochemical interests, released a report that showed there was no increase in yield potentials for GM crops over the past 15 years. In addition, the majority of GMOs grown aren’t even used to feed hungry people.

In the US, the world’s largest producer of GM crops, 40% of all GM corn is used for ethanol fuel production and the majority of GM soy is used as animal feed. Though one could argue that GM animal feed means increased meat production and cheaper meat, meat production is currently extremely unsustainable and damages the environment. Also, GM-fed animals produce meat that is unhealthy and of low quality.

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Sumant Kumar in his rice field                      Credit – The Guardian

The latest evidence highlighting the ineffectiveness of GMOs comes from one of India’s poorest regions. In Bihar, India, farmers are breaking world records for rice production without agrochemicals or GMOs. In 2013, Sumant Kumar and his family produced an astounding 22.4 tons of rice on only one hectare of land, much more than anything achieved by GM seed companies and th...

22:15

5 Things You Can Do To Help Save The Bees "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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The bees are disappearing! People have been hearing this for years now, but has it really sunk in? Bees, the most important pollinators in most agroecosystems, are dying at an incredibly fast pace due to “colony collapse disorder.” However, colony collapse disorder isn’t a disorder at all – it refers to the abandonment of bee hives by the bees themselves.

Bees abandon their hives for many reasons, but the most common are usually radiation from cell phone towers, which hinders bees’ ability to navigate, and pesticides, which kill bees. Pesticides are definitely the biggest problem of the two, as evidenced by the recent death of over 2.5 million bees in South Carolina in just one day when a highly toxic pesticide was sprayed on the area. Though the target of the pesticide was the local mosquito population, pesticides rarely discriminate and often kill the majority of other non-target insects in the area. Despite the gravity of the issue, there are several, simple things you can do to help the bees.

1. Make a Bee Waterer

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credit – healthy holistic living

You can help hydrate everyone’s favorite pollinators by making a simple DIY bee waterer. Bees need shallow water for drinking, but shallow water normally evaporates quickly. Other sources of water such as bird baths and lakes are normally too deep for bees who can drown if the water is not sufficiently shallow. This can leave bees without a water source in some cases. To make a bee waterer, fill a pie pan or similar container with marbles. Then, fill it with water. The marbles give the bees a landing spot, so they can drink without the risk of drowning.

2. Plant a Bee Flower Garden

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Aster flowers are very attractive to bees

Not all gardens and not all flowers attract bees equally. Bees need diverse garden landscapes with many different types of flowers and plants in order to have e...

22:02

Child-Abuse Death Pinned to School Failures, Lawsuit Claims "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The estate of a 5-year-old Hoh Tribe boy is suing the Washington Department of Social and Health Services and the River...

Germany's War Record (II) (German-Foreign-Policy.com) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

23/09/2016 - BERLIN/KABUL (Own report) - Nearly 15 years ago, NATO launched its war on Afghanistan. Under the occupation - with Germany playing a significant role - the economic and social conditions of the country ...

Welcome to the Black Box: Interview with Cathy O'Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction (Jacobin) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

23/09/2016 - Algorithms have increasing power over our lives — and they’re not as objective as we might think. Terms like “big data” and “machine learning” have entered the ...

21:36

The Real Reason The US Government Lets Saudi Arabia Do Whatever They Want "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

People carry the body of a child they uncovered from under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes near Sanaa Airport, Yemen, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes Thursday targeting military installations in Yemen held by Shiite rebels who were taking over a key port city in the country's south and had driven the embattled president to flee by sea, security officials said. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

People carry the body of a child they uncovered from under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes in 2015 (Credit-AP)

Since last March, Saudi Arabia has been fighting a truly appalling war in Yemen in order to prevent the country’s government from changing from a Sunni Islam regime to a Shi’ite Islam regime. Though Yemen’s conflict, like Syria’s, is often labeled as a civil war, foreign armies are largely involved in the fighting there. It is essentially a proxy war between Saudi Arabia (Sunni) and Iran (Shi’ite). In its numerous bombing campaigns in Yemen this past year, the Saudis have killed 10,000 people, the majority of them civilians, and have even used white phosphorus, a chemical weapon, in their attacks on civilians. They have also bombed a school full of children, several Doctors Without Borders hospitals filled with sick and injured people, a food factory, and, most recently, a water well.

Saudi Arabia defended its actions by saying that the Shi’ite faction is hiding military personnel in schools and hospitals. Saudi Arabia often carries out what are known as “double tap” bombings, meaning they pass over the same area twice in quick succession, often bombing in the second pass all of the people who rushed to help those bombed in the first. These are undeniably war crimes and the US is the country making it all possible.

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The aftermath of Saudi bombings in Sana’a, Yemen, a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the world’s oldest cities

Saudi Arabia bought $29.5 billion worth of F-15 aircraft from the US in 2010, followed by $10 billion in US weapons in 2013. The bombs Saudi Arabia have used to kill civilians were sold t...

21:00

U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate Rises, Bucks Trend of Fewer Such Deaths Worldwide "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

Sabrina Tavernise, © 2016 New York Times News Service

WASHINGTON — One of the biggest worldwide public health triumphs in recent years has been maternal mortality. Global death rates fell by more than a third from 2000 to 2015. The United States, however, is one of the few countries in the world that has gone against the grain, new data show. Its maternal mortality rate has risen despite improvements in health care and an overwhelming global trend in the other direction.

The United States has become an outlier among rich nations in maternal deaths, according to new data released Wednesday by the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, a research group funded by the Gates Foundation and based at the University of Washington.

There were 28 maternal deaths — defined as deaths due to complications from pregnancy or childbirth — per 100,000 births in the United States in 2013, up from 23 in 2005, the institute found. The rate in 2013, the most recent year for which the institute had detailed data for the United States, was more than triple Canada’s. The institute is projecting that the American rate dipped in the last two years to 25 by 2015.

A rise was extremely rare among rich countries. In all, 24 countries had a rise between 2000 and 2015, including South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, though their rates were much higher. America’s rise put it above a number of poorer countries whose rates had declined with the global trend, including Iran, Vietnam, Russia and Romania.

In all, the U.S. rate was up by more than half since 1990, according to the institute, which uses many different data sources — including countries’ vital records systems — to calculate hundreds of health measures.

The findings are part of a gathering body of evidence on the dismal numbers for maternal mortality among American women and how they keep getting worse. This summer, a group of researchers published an analysis that found the maternal mortality rate had increased by 27 percent for 48 states and the District of Columbia from 2000 to 2014. Texas, analyzed separately, had nearly doubled.

Another analysis this month looked at increases by state, and found particularly high rates in the District of Columbia, New Jersey, Georgia and Arkansas, especially among black women. (The absolute rate can vary by data set, but the upward trend has been clear.)

How is it that the United States, a country with some of the most cutting-edge medical treatments, has some of the worst maternal mortality rates in the developed world?

Most people imagine maternal mortality as 19th-century-style deaths, for example hemorrhage in childbirth or death from eclampsia, a condition involving high blood pressure. Those types of deaths still happen, but their rate has not changed much.

Instead, the rise in recent years has been driven by heart problems and other chronic medical conditions, like diabetes, which has increased sharply in the population. Researchers have theorized that a rise in obesity, particularly acute among poor black women who have much higher rates of maternal mortality than whites, may be contributing to the problem.

“The really scary thing to us is all the deaths from cardiovascular disease and heart failure,” said Dr. William Callaghan, who runs the Maternal and Infant Health Branch in the Division of Reproductive Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “It’s a quarter of all deaths. There were almost none in the remote past.”

Maternal deaths are notoriously hard to count. There is of...

20:55

Singer Cancels University of Texas Show Because of Concealed Gun Policy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Ryan Kocian, Courthouse News Service

AUSTIN, Texas — Singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne canceled his Thursday show at the University of Texas’ Bass Concert Hall over the school’s policy to allow patrons to carry concealed handguns at the venue.

LaMontagne who won a Grammy for his 2010 album “God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise,” announced the cancellation in a statement Tuesday.

“This Thursday’s show at Bass Concert Hall in Austin, TX has been canceled due to concerns over the state of Texas’ recently enacted campus-carry law, which allows licensed holders to bring concealed handguns into many performance venues on public university campuses, including the Performing Arts Center at The University of Texas at Austin,” LaMontagne said.

He continued: “I consider myself to be a very open-minded human being, and I always try and see things from another’s point of view. I realize this is a controversial issue and there are strong feelings on both sides of it. But no matter how hard I try to understand the rationale for allowing guns on campus or more broadly, the ‘concealed-carry’ law in general, I just cannot in any way support that ideology.

“There are a lot of things this country needs more of, but guns aren’t one of them. On behalf of myself and the band, and everyone involved in the tour, I want to express our collective disappointment in the decision to allow guns on campus, and within the campus venue. All tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase,” he said.

A university representative provided Courthouse News with this statement: “The university regrets that Ray LaMontagne made this decision but respects his right to do so. Under Texas state law, licensed permitholders are allowed to bring concealed handguns into many performance venues on public university campuses, including the Performing Arts Center at The University of Texas at Austin.”

Senate Bill 11, also called campus carry, was passed in 2015 by the Texas Legislature. It allows concealed carry of handguns by license holders on state college and university campuses, and bars schools from prohibiting them except in certain areas. The law took effect Aug. 1.

In July, the university’s board of regents gave final approval to rules for carrying concealed handguns on campus in order to comply with SB 11.

As to why guns are allowed at Bass Concert Hall but not the Frank Erwin Center, the UT representative said state law allows establishments that sell alcohol to ban license holders from carrying concealed handguns only if the establishment earns 51% or more of its revenue from alcohol sales. He said that while neither the Erwin Center nor the Bass Concert Hall reaches this 51% threshold, the Erwin Center’s events make the difference.

“Concealed handguns are excluded from ticketed events at the Erwin Center because of the unique nature of events held in its arena-style configuration, featuring high levels of excitement, low lighting, loud sounds which may include pyrotechnics, and often the consumption of alcoholic beverages,” he said.

Other barred areas for campus carry include places where formal hearings are being conducted; solo offices for UT faculty and staff; campus residence halls (except for University Apartments); places where a pre-K-12 school-sponsored activity is conducted; at sporting events or interscholastic events; patient-care areas; animal-research facilities; laboratories, where the discharge of a firearm might cause great harm; a polling place during voting; any government court or office used by the court; and the UT Tower observation deck.

The University is in the midst of a lawsuit by three of its professors who sued Attorney General Ken Paxton, UT President Gregory Fenves, and the board...

20:50

Government Urges That Bumble Bee Be Placed on Endangered Species List "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. — Federal wildlife officials on Thursday made a formal recommendation to list the rusty patched bumble bee as an endangered species because it has disappeared from about 90% of its historic range in just the past two decades.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made the recommendation after the Portland, Oregon-based Xerces Society petitioned the agency on behalf of the bee in 2013 and presented studies showing it was struggling due to a combination of disease, habitat loss, climate change and overuse of pesticides on commercial crops.

If approved, the species would be the first bee listed as endangered in the continental United States, said Rich Hatfield, senior conservation biologist with the Xerces Society.

The group, which advocates for the preservation of pollinator insects such as butterflies and bees, used “citizen scientists” to take counts of the rusty patched bumble bees.

The bees once ranged over 28 states stretching from Minnesota to Maine and into parts of Canada, but are now limited to small and scattered colonies in about a dozen states, including Illinois, Ohio and Minnesota, and one Canadian province, the Fish and Wildlife Service said in a statement Thursday.

Even those populations may have disappeared or been reduced because the last counts were done in 2000, the agency said.

“This is a very difficult thing to track. It’s not like honey bees that are out in boxes that people can go out and count so keeping track of them in the wild is very difficult,” Hatfield said of the bumble bee’s numbers.

The rusty patched bumble bee gets its name for a crescent-shaped, reddish patch on its abdomen. It is one of 4,000 native bee species in North America, Hatfield said.

It is an important pollinator for crops such as cranberries, blueberries and tomatoes and has increasingly been used in commercial farming because it is bigger and stronger than the honey bee. Because of its bigger size, it causes a higher vibration in the pollen-laden anthers of the flowers it is visiting, resulting in more and better fruit harvests, Hatfield said.

But the populations of bumble bees being used to pollinate greenhouse tomatoes, cranberry bogs and blueberry fields have become infected by disease and spread a virulent pathogen to their wild cohorts, causing those colonies to collapse, he said. The phenomenon is similar to the colony collapse that has affected honey bees in recent years, he said.

Honey bees create hives of up to 50,000 individuals and make honey to survive through the winter. Bumble bees live in small colonies of 50 to 500 individuals and don’t make honey because they don’t live through the winter, Hatfield said.

They rarely sting because they don’t have large colonies to protect and don’t have a honey stash to defend, he added.

Seven species of yellow faced bee in Hawaii were proposed for listing by the Fish and Wildlife Service last year, but the recommendation has yet to be finalized, Hatfield said.

“I think one of the great things about pollinator conservation in general is that no matter where you live, you can do something about this,” Hatfield said. “All these animals need our flowers from spring through fall and if we can help create or restore some habitat that’s been lost, we can give bees a chance to recover.”

The public has 60 days to comment on the proposed listing for the rusty patched bumble bee and the agency will make a final ruling within a year of Thursday’s date, said Georgia Parham, an agency spokeswoman.

 

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20:45

Defense Attorney Backs Down, Removes “Black Lives Matter” Button in Courtroom "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Ken Ritter, Associated Press

LAS VEGAS — A deputy public defender in Las Vegas gave in to a judge’s request on Thursday to remove a “Black Lives Matter” pin in court, after a free-form discussion about the politics of protest and free speech amid a national debate over police brutality and race relations.

In a new show of defiance that wasn’t directly addressed by the judge, Deputy Public Defender Erika Ballou and several attorneys in the audience behind her wore black arm bands.

“I’m taking off the button. I will not wear it in this courtroom in the future,” Ballou told Clark County District Court Judge Douglas Herndon.

“You’ve expressed the fact that you intend to be viewpoint-neutral, and so I will take it off,” she said, “and I believe we can go forward.”

In front of an audience full of supporters, including several who kept wearing their “Black Lives Matter” buttons, Ballou and her boss, Clark County Public Defender Phil Kohn, acknowledged that case law wasn’t on their side.

They agreed with the judge, who said courts have ruled a courtroom is a “non-public forum” where judges can enforce “reasonable and viewpoint-neutral” restrictions on free speech.

“It doesn’t have anything to do with Black Lives Matter,” Herndon said. “It’s about political speech. It’s about remaining neutral and impartial in the court.”

“A black defendant or a white victim ... or a Hispanic witness, or a member of the public,” the judge added. “Nobody should come in and think, ‘Gee, is the judge focusing on that?’“

Outside court, Ballou, who is black, compared the arm band to ribbons that uniformed police and court officers wear on badges to mourn colleagues killed in the line of duty.

She said she believes such displays are also political in nature, and suggested that the issue may end up before state and federal appeals courts.

“It might have to go higher up than this,” she told The Associated Press.

Ballou balked Tuesday at Herndon’s request that she remove the small round “Black Lives Matter” pin from her blouse while representing a white domestic battery defendant at his sentencing hearing.

Herndon sentenced the man on Thursday to five years of probation with strict in-patient substance abuse and domestic violence counseling.

Ballou’s protest came two months after a black defense attorney in Youngstown, Ohio, was arrested on a contempt of court charge for wearing a similar pin in a municipal courtroom.

That attorney, Andrea Burton, said Wednesday she settled her federal civil rights lawsuit with an agreement that allows her to wear the pin in the courthouse — but not in the courtroom.

She said she believed the agreement means uniformed officers also won’t be able to wear black bands on badges in court.

Ballou and Burton said they’ve never met or communicated with each other, and didn’t know of the other’s protest until they were informed by a reporter.

Ballou said she knew wearing her pin this week would be controversial after the Las Vegas police union sent a letter to judges complaining about what the union executive termed “‘Black Lives Matter’ propaganda” in courtrooms.

 

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20:40

Scientists Prove Texas Earthquakes Were Caused by Fracking "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Scientists used radar from satellites to show that five Texas earthquakes, one reaching magnitude 4.8, were caused by injections of wastewater in drilling for oil and gas.

In 2012 and 2013, earthquakes — five of them considered significant — shook East Texas near Timpson. A team of scientists for the first time were able to track the uplifting ground movements in the earthquake using radar from satellites. A study in the journal Science on Thursday says it confirms that these were not natural, something scientists had previously said was likely using a more traditional analysis.

Study co-author Stanford University William Ellsworth said the technique provides a new way to determine what quakes are man-made.

The team looked at two sets of wells, eastern and western. The eastern wells were shallow and the satellite radar showed that the eastern wells weren’t the culprit, but the high-volume deeper western ones were, Ellsworth said.

Cornell University seismologist Rowena Lohman, who wasn’t part of the study, said it shows that satellite data of ground changes provide good ways to complement what’s measured on the ground.

The quakes have stopped, but Ellsworth said, “the area was shaken pretty thoroughly over a period of about 18 months.”

Ellsworth said the shaking stopped when injection of wastewater dramatically decreased. And that’s a lesson that other areas — such as Kansas and Oklahoma — also have learned.

“Part of the solution is how we manage this problem,” Ellsworth said. “If we get the pressure to go down at depth, the earthquakes stop.”

 

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Fracking Blamed for Series of Earthquakes in Texas City (by Steve Straehley, AllGov)

19:54

Here’s an Opportunity to Give a Small Part of Yourself to Our Troops on Oct. 1 | Join the Blood Donation Drive to ‘Save a Soldier’ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It was Sharon Halder, the famous author that said “Heroes are not born, they are made.” This is no less true in Nigeria. Every day, there are thousands of young Nigerian men and women who give their lives to keep the Nigerian people safe. By their uniforms, you will know them. The truth is that […]

19:51

SR #1206 – Egypt Prefers Donald Trump’s Stand on Terror -Stronger Muslim Terrorist position "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Visit our website now: http://www.billstill.com - considered by informed insiders’ as THE ultimate resource for fixing the National Debt problem and surviving Economic or Financial Collapse/Crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about Washington and today’s United States Political Climate. Good morning, I’m still reporting on the invasion Egypt Prefers Donald Trump’s Stand on Terror http:// www.billstill.com/ 08:29 – Sept. 23, 2016 SR #1206 – Egypt Prefers Donald Trump’s Stand on Terror -Stronger Muslim Terrorist position Good morning, I’m still reporting on the invasion. The President of Egypt, Abdel Fatah el-Sisi, met with both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton last Monday in New York to assess both candidates. Though no official endorsement was forthcoming, the next day, members of the Egyptian delegation to the United Nations did express outrage and frustration over President Obama’s ongoing support for the Muslim Brotherhood and concerns that a President Hillary Clinton would only continue the cooperation with that terror organization. Ahmed Gad, a member of the Egyptian Parliament’s Foreign Relations Committee told Breitbart on Tuesday: “I think 90 percent of Egyptians would prefer Trump because he will not cooperate with terrorists.” President El-Sisi told CNN afterwards that he had “no doubt” that Donald Trump would make a strong leader. Egypt is one of the biggest and oldest Muslim nations in world history. The Egyptian delegations’ positive comments about Trump and negative comments about Clinton show the irresponsibility of the MSM theme that all of Trump’s relationships with Muslims are toxic. Trump was accompanied by his two primary advisors during the meeting with the Egyptian President; retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn—the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL). After the meeting, the Trump campaign released the following: “Mr. Trump expressed to President el-Sisi his strong support for Egypt’s war on terrorism, and how under a Trump Administration, the United States of America will be a loyal friend, not simply an ally, that Egypt can count on in the days and years ahead.” The meetings were organized by Dr. Michael Morgan, a popular Egyptian media personality and host of a show called “American Pulse.” Morgan was quite open concerning the Egyptians general distrust of Hillary Clinton. He said President El-Sisi wanted to meet with both candidates, because he didn’t want to give Clinton a chance to pretend she had his endorsement: “As evil as she is, she [would] go out to the media and say: ‘Oh, I have a good relationship with this man [because] I know foreign policy.’ “ “So he made sure [to] meet Trump … to make sure the American public doesn’t think he supports Hillary.” [insert “evil” giff] I’m still reporting from Washington. Good day. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the “Still Report”, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: https://www.facebook.com/BillStillOfficial https://twitter.com/billstill?lang=en https://www.youtube.com/user/bstill3/videos https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Consider becoming a cherished sponsor: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=3204630 https://youtu.be/xgGEOYxhEE8

19:51

SR#1204 Campaign Clinton is Covering Up Her Parkinson’s Disease? Non-Existing Test "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Visit our website now: http://www.billstill.com - considered by informed insiders’ as THE ultimate resource for fixing the National Debt problem and surviving Economic or Financial Collapse/Crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about Washington and today’s United States Political Climate. Good evening, I’m still reporting on SR#1204 Campaign Clinton is Covering Up Her Parkinson’s Disease? Non-Existing Medical Test Good evening, I’m still reporting on the Clintons. Hillary Clinton has failed to appear at a series of fundraisers in California this week, sending Bill Clinton in her stead. The campaign claims that her pneumonia has kicked up again. However, questions are being raised about the credibility of some statements that have been made by Clinton’s long-time physician, Lisa Bardack, According to a physician who is President Obama’s 2nd cousin, once removed, Dr. Milton R. Wolf, a board-certified radiologist from Kansas: [insert ss of tweet] “Hillary’s doctor just claimed Hillary had a perfect score on a test that does not exist.” On Sept.14 , Dr. Bardack wrote that: [insert from letter] “A non-contrast chest CT scan, including a CTA calcium score, was performed.” But, according to Dr. Wolf – again, a board certified radiologist: [insert Dr. Wolf tweet 2] “A ‘CTA’ is a CT (or cat scan) angiogram. It always requires contrast. Always. It cannot be included in a ‘non-contrast CT scan.’” Dr. Bardack is an internist, not a radiologist, but she is Chair of Internal Medicine at CareMount Medical in New York, and a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Wolf, continued in another tweet: [insert Dr. Wolf tweet 3] “So Hillary’s doctor – who says hashtag HillarysHealth is ‘excellent’ – just claimed Hillary had an imaging study that doesn’t exist. Oops.” Most people don’t buy Dr. Bardack’s assertion that Clinton is in excellent health. So what is going on with Hillary that is causing her to miss so many critical campaign events? Dr. Ted Noel, a retired MD, believes Clinton has Parkinson’s Disease. Over the past week, he has discussed his conclusions ,with Chicago reporter, Gary Franchi. [insert clip 1] What’s the meaning of these eye movement abnormalities? Dr. Noel says they indicate some sort of degenerative problems with Clinton’s brain function. [insert clip 2] So, will Clinton show up at the 1st debate this coming Monday night, Sept. 26th? Dr. Noel thinks it would be very troublesome for her campaign if she has one of these eye incidents while on camera. One more thing: In Still Report #1102, back on Aug. 8, we said that it looked like Hillary’s handler – this guy – had a Diazepam Pen at the ready to inject Hillary should she have a seizure. But why would this guy be so careless as to actually have it out where people could see it if there was no immediate threat of her falling to the ground? That was the best theory we could come up with at the time, but now he have one that makes more sense. Notice that the handler is walking alongside the Clintons and he’s looking down at the floor in front of them. So here is what I think this is. [insert] Look at the Handler. He’s on the left. He’s got a white laser pointer in this hand pointing out the way for Clinton. There are balloons all over the floor, so he’s pointing at the door. Look, you can see it hit the wall when you slow this down. So there it is, this device is a laser pointer to keep Hillary Clinton moving during a Parkinson’s-induced freeze-up. I’m still reporting from Washington. Good day. https://youtu.be/FCDbboP00pY Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the “Still Report”, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Stil.........

19:50

Central Banks give Precious Metals a Boost "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

image/TheDailyCoinby Kelly-Ann Kearsey This week, clients have been net buying gold, silver, and platinum, speculating the market by taking advantage of the lower prices during the Fed Meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday. Goldmoney Wealth’s clients have favoured the Swiss and Singapore vaults followed by the London vault this week, with less preference being shown for…

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Still Report #1205 - Angry Hillary Clinton -Was it Another Parkinson’s Flare-Up Quinnipiac Poll "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Visit our website now: http://www.billstill.com - considered by informed insiders’ as THE ultimate resource for fixing the National Debt problem and surviving Economic or Financial Collapse/Crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about Washington and today’s United States Political Climate. Good evening, I’m still reporting on Angry Hillary Clinton Still Report #1205 - Angry Hillary Clinton -Was it Another Parkinson’s Flare-Up Quinnipiac Poll Hillary Clinton addressed the Laborers’ International Union of North America today via video conference. Clinton was still suffering from something - likely a Parkinson’s flare-up – did her speech from somewhere other than the campaign trail – probably at her New York estate. It was the most angry speech she has ever given. Obviously her presidency – years in the planning and execution – is now swirling down the drain as the facts of her crime syndicate gradually filter their way into the American consciousness. "Why aren't I 50 points ahead of Trump?" Driving Clinton’s anger are new polls arriving daily that show new inroads being mined successfully by Donald Trump. For example, this evening, certain TV news commentators repeated the lie that Clinton was ahead in Georgia. Well, according to the latest Quinnipiac Poll, released just hours ago, Trump now leads in Georgia by a nearly insurmountable 7 points – 47 to 40. Only yesterday, Dems were implying a victory in Georgia was a near certainty. In Iowa, the TV pundits told us this evening that Trump & Clinton were tied, however, according to Quinnipiac, Trump leads by a nearly insurmountable 7 points – 44 to 37. In Colorado, my old friend, Univ. of Virginia Professor Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball assessment claimed Colorado is still leaning Democrat; but not according to Quinnipiac, which claims that Trump now leads by 2. And this is a conservative estimate of Trump’s lead. Only 2 days ago, another poll said Trump was leading by 4 points. So yes, Clinton’s temperature is risin’ and it isn’t surprisin’ because the latest figures from the LA Times came out yesterday showing that just on the general election, Clinton has spent $96 million dollars in mostly anti-Trump advertising – mostly to no avail. Trump has spent a measly $17 million – 5 and a half times less money, for his ever-rising poll results . Knowing that it is only getting worse, Clinton lashed out at Donald Trump as the memorable moment of her union video-conference call today: [insert] Oh my goodness is not this pose here reminiscent of one of the wicked witches in the Wizard of Oz? If someone can find that segment, please cut it out and send it to me. This would make a great Hillary campaign poster. And that’s why people are scared of her; and that’s why they call her Killery. I’m still reporting from Washington. Good day. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the “Still Report”, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: https://www.facebook.com/BillStillOfficial https://twitter.com/billstill?lang=en https://www.youtube.com/user/bstill3/videos https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Consider becoming a cherished sponsor: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=3204630 https://youtu.be/VqbNdJ39h5g

19:49

Bayer To Buy Monsanto Creating World’s Largest Seed And Pesticide Company "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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By Lorraine Chow via Eco Watch Monsanto has finally agreed to be purchased by Bayer AG in a historic $66 billion all-cash takeover. The agreement, which both […]

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19:48

In The News Today "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Unanswered Questions about Wells FargoSeptember 21, 2016 Wells Fargo has admitted to creating 1.5 million unauthorized retail bank accounts and 565,000 unauthorized credit applications. Speaking as the former Assistant Secretary of Housing – FHA Commissioner, my questions are: How many credit cards were issued to the phony account holders? How many auto loans were originated... Read more »

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19:46

Monsanto Acquires Licensing Rights for “Genetically Edited” Crops "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Derrick Broze The biotechnology giant Monsanto has now partnered with the Broad Institute to develop seeds using genetic or genome editing technology.  On Thursday,...

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO RELEASED: Moments Leading Up to Charlotte Shooting of Keith Scott "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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“He doesn’t have a gun… don’t shoot him!” Footage taken by Keith Scott’s wife shows the moments leading up to the fatal police shooting of her husband… and it’s just as bad as many of us knew it would be.

A cellphone camera video made by the wife of Keith L. Scott before he was fatally shot by police here shows the moments before and after the incident, including the wife’s pleas to her husband to get out of his truck, and her pleas to the police not to shoot him.

But the video, which was given to the Times by attorneys for the family Friday, does not include a view of the shooting itself. Nor does it answer the crucial question of whether Mr. Scott had a gun, as the police have maintained.

Justin Bamberg, who, along with Eduardo Curry, is representing the family, said in an interview Friday that the video did not prove that the shooting was either justified or unjustified. Rather, he said, it offered “another vantage point” of the incident. He said he hoped the Police Department would release is own videos of the shooting, as protesters have been demanding since it took place Tuesday afternoon.

The lawyers said the cellphone video was shot by Rakeyia Scott, Mr. Scott’s wife on Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Scott had parked his car in a visitor’s space in their apartment complex, where he often waited for one of his children to return home on a bus. The police were there to serve a warrant on someone else.

The lawyers said Ms. Scott had come out of the apartment with a cellphone charger for her husband and noticed that police officers were around the truck.

The two-minute-and-12 second video begins with shaking images of grass and the voice, apparently that of an officer, shouting, “Hands Up!”

City officials have refused to release the police video of the shooting, saying they do not want to impede their investigation.

Following is a transcript of the video, which contains offensive language:

OFFICER: Hands up!

RAKEYIA SCOTT: Don’t shoot him. Don’t shoot him. He has no weapon. He has no weapon. Don’t shoot him.

Watch the HORRIFYING video below and help SPREAD THE WORD!

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Still Report #1203 -Fox News Polls -Donald Trump Widens Lead over Clinton -Election Prediction "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Visit our website now: http://www.billstill.com - considered by informed insiders’ as THE ultimate resource for fixing the National Debt problem and surviving Economic or Financial Collapse/Crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about Washington and today’s United States Political Climate. Good evening, I’m still reporting on Fox News Polls - Trump Widens Leads New Fox News polls out tonight shows Donald Trump pulling away from Hillary Clinton in 3 key battleground states, Nevada, North Carolina and Ohio. In Nevada, Trump now has a 3-point lead over Clinton, 43-40 in a 3-way race, with 8 for Johnson and 9% undecided. Green Party candidate Jill Stein is not on the ballot in Nevada. When the race is reduced to a 2-way race, Trump gains a point and leads by a 46 to 42 margin. This is important because as the race nears the end, the supposition is that the third-party candidates will not do as well as their current polling, so the question is who will gain from that. So far, all indications are that Trump benefits. Our first prediction for the Nov. 8 outcome in Nevada? Trump 50%, Clinton 45% and Johnson 5%. If Johnson slides lower than this, Trump will get the vast majority of those abandoning him. In North Carolina, Trump has bounded upwards and now leads Clinton by a 45 to 40 margin. Whites back Trump by a whopping 58-27 margin. Blacks support Clinton by a super whopping 85-3% margin, but blacks make up only 30% of voters. Stein also is not on the North Carolina ballot. Johnson has 6% with 9% undecided. Best guess is that in the end, Trump will pick off 2 from Johnson and Clinton 1 – and that’s generous. Also being generous to Clinton, Trump takes 6 of the undecided 9%. So our first prediction on the final count in North Carolina is Trump 53, Clinton 44, Johnson 3. In Ohio, Trump now leads by an impressive 5 points – 42 to 37 with Johnson getting 6 and Stein 2, with a whopping 13% undecided. The big news is that Clinton is now leading among women by only 3% and declining. Obama won Ohio’s women by 11% in 2012. Considering the coal issue and the jobs issues, I’m giving Trump 8% of the undecided, Clinton 3 and Johnson 2, but then Johnson loses another 2 to don’t waste your vote fears. So, our prediction in the end the final vote for Ohio – not counting voting machine fraud – is Trump 51, Clinton 41, Johnson 6 and Stein 2. A 10-point victory in US presidential politics is officially called a landslide. So, the bottom line in our predictions is: Nevada: Trump by 5 North Carolina: Trump by 9 Ohio: Trump by 10 And one more reminder, this is not counting the unmeasurable Monster vote, which could add as much as an additional 10% to Trump and subtracting the same from Clinton. How about the electoral college map? For the time being we are sticking with 279 Trump and 259 Clinton, but states currently leaning Clinton that are on the endangered species list are Michigan, Maine, Connecticut and Virginia. The next wind that blows from the north will bring to our ears the sound of another state turning red on this map. Finally, I’ve been getting some professional advice on how to improve our financial footing. Surprisingly, it helps us out a lot if you simply be sure to click on the like checkbox and even supply a comment – even if it’s only one word – that helps us. I’m still reporting from Washington. Good day. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the “Still Report”, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: https://www.facebook.com/BillStillOfficial https://twitter.com/billstill?lang=en https://www.youtube.com/user/bstill3/videos https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Consider b...

19:45

Jim’s Mailbox "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jim/Bill, I’m not going to burden you, or myself, with fact checks as we all read the same daily missives from the Mainstream Media. I’ve decided to alter, hard as it may be, my habitual focus on minute by minute attention to breaking news items and price changes regarding the domestic and global economies. My... Read more »

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19:45

Incompetent American Doofuses try to start WW3 in Syria? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Are mind-kontrolled, misled USG Officials being used to provoke a nuclear WW3?

By Preston James

On September 17, 2016, so-called “Coalition Forces” led by the US bombed the Syrian Army in Deir Ezzor, Syria, mass-murdering 62 regular Syrian Army and wounding 100 others, according to a credible news report.

It is unclear if there were any Russian Federation Special forces advisors murdered by this attack, which was illegal under international law and constitutes not only an act of war against Syria, but a clear cut war crime.

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If Russian Federation Special Forces advisors were murdered, this then constitutes an act of war against the Russian Federation.

This appears to anyone who examines the evidence as an attempt to assist ISIS, which is exactly what happened.

Obviously the US Military has no legal or Constitutional right to be fighting in Syria, assisting ISIS or even in the Mideast at all. This itself is a major war crime.

america-320x240And it seems pretty clear that this attack on Syrian Army was an attempt by Washington DC to assist ISIS in their battle with the Syrian Army.

It about time everyone understand that ISIS is the abbreviation for Israeli Intelligence Secret Service. And since Israel has infiltrated and hijacked the USG, the Administration and the Pentagon, it should be very clear to all that the US Military has helped to create, finance, supply and (along with Israel) train ISIS.

It is well known to Intel insiders that the US military has been secretly supplying ISIS while claiming to be fighting it.

How’s that for complete duplicity and a total violation of the US Constitution and all international and US Federal Law?

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19:45

Students Are Pulling a Kaepernick All Over America — and Being Threatened for It "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Students are being threatened with punishment for not participating in rituals surrounding the national anthem or Pledge of Allegiance — and they are fighting back.

Since NFL 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the national anthem in August to protest oppression of people of color, many Americans, particularly professional athletes and students, have followed suit. But their constitutional right to engage in such gestures of dissent is not always being respected.

Threats from school administrators and teachers have put free speech advocates like the ACLU on high alert. At Lely High School, a public school in Naples, Florida, the principal told students that they would be removed from athletic events if they refused to stand during the national anthem — though he said the quote was misunderstood when the ACLU of Florida reached out.

“You will stand, and you will stay quiet. If you don’t, you are going to be sent home, and you’re not going to have a refund of your ticket price,” Lely High School Principal Ryan Nemeth told students.

“The Supreme Court ruled in 1943 that public schools may not constitutionally force students to salute the flag,” Lee Rowland, a First Amendment attorney who works with the ACLU, told The Intercept. “That ruling is crystal clear about a student’s right not to be compelled into patriotism by their government, and it is over 70 years old.”

The ruling that Rowland references came after many Jehovah’s Witnesses in the United States began to refuse to salute the flag in solidarity with their brethren in Nazi Germany who were being arrested for refusing to salute that country’s fascist flag.

The action by the American Jehovah’s Witnesses provoked a backlash, and a number of followers of the faith were persecuted for refusing to salute. In West Virginia, a family of Jehovah’s Witnesses brought suit after their children were sanctioned for doing so.

The Court ruled in favor of the family. In his opinion, Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson wrote, “Compulsory unification of opinion achieves only the unanimity of the graveyard.”

Notwithstanding this history, students exercising their right are now being challenged.

In Worcester, Massachusetts, a high school football player was told that he would be forced to sit out a game for kneeling during the national anthem — since then, his suspension was terminated.

“I’m standing up for the injustice that happens to black people every day, not just cops killing black people. We are disrespected and mistreated everywhere we go on a daily basis because of our skin color and I’m sick of it,” Mike Oppong, a junior at Doherty Memorial High School, told a reporter.

A student at Lower Lake High School in Lower Lake, California, Leilani Thomas, was punished for the first time since she first began sitting out the Pledge of Allegiance...

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Hillary Clinton Shells Out $1.16 Million To Buy House Next To Their NY Mansion For Chelsea To Use When She Visits… "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Must be nice. Via Free Beacon: Former president Bill Clinton and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton have purchased the house next to their million dollar Chappaqua, N.Y., mansion for $1.16 million according to the New York Post. The neighboring ranch-style home is 3,631 square foot three-bedroom home set on 1.51 acres. The house was originally […]

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TRANSHUMANIST TAKEOVER: COMMON CORE 2.0 - DARK JOURNALIST & DR. JOSEPH FARRELL "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

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Transhumanist Occult Transformation
In this exciting episode Dr. Joseph Farrell joins Dark Journalist Daniel Liszt to reveal the hidden dangers inherent in the Common Core Education system being forced on communities around America. Farrell uncovers the truth about the Transhumanist agenda and their goal of humanity merging with machines in order for a few select elites to ascend the tree of life from the ancient alchemy system of occult transformation. 

The Singularity & Artificial Intelligence
Scientists like Ray Kurzweil have proclaimed that the so called ‘Singularity’ is near and that being enmeshed with computers is humankind's destiny. 
Displaying an obsession with with immortality, some corporate elitists are buying into this fantasy and developing age extension technologies that will supposedly keep them and their families forever young. Their collective ideal is to be able to control the world with an Artificial Intelligence grid system so their anti-human vision can be accomplished and to manipulate and enslave a naive technology-loving public to accept the thrust of their entire Transhumanist movement. 

Common Core Dangers...

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NWO Big Banks: A Culture of Crime "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Organized crime. This phrase is now a precise synonym for big-banking in the United States. These Big Banks commit big crimes; they commit small crimes. They cheat their own clients; they swindle outsiders. They break virtually every financial law on the books. What do all these crimes have in common? The Big Banks commit all […]

19:35

Amazon Defends Its Pricing Algorithm, But Leaves Out Billions in Sales "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Earlier this week, we reported how Amazon often makes its products look like better deals than they actually are. When the website ranks products by price that are available from Amazon and other sellers, the company excludes the cost of shipping only on the products sold by Amazon and vendors that pay the company.

Amazon has long described itself as “Earth’s most customer-centric company.” But it declined to answer our questions about why the detailed Amazon’s product rankings excluded shipping costs only for itself and its paid partners.

A few hours after we published our story, we got a new statement from Amazon:

With Prime and Super Saver Shipping (which requires no membership and ships orders above $49 for free), the vast majority of our items ordered – 9 out of 10 – can ship for free. The sorting algorithms the article refers to are designed for that 90% of items ordered, where shipping costs do not apply.

Our story noted that the prices Amazon shows are ranked correctly for those who pay for Prime or buy enough to be eligible for free shipping. But the new statement is interesting for two reasons.

Amazon Says It Puts Customers First. But Its Pricing Algorithm Doesn’t.

Amazon bills itself as “Earth’s most customer-centric company.” Yet its algorithm is hiding the best deal from many customers. Read the story.

Assuming the figures from the company’s statement are correct, that means buyers are not being given a clear picture of prices on 10 percent of items sold. Since Amazon books more $100 billion in annual revenue, that likely adds up to billions of dollars in sales where customers are not shown the best deal.

The other interesting thing is that Amazon’s statement says its “sorting algorithm” is designed to be relevant only to orders where “shipping costs do not apply.” Amazon’s own website appears to contradict that. Here’s how Amazon describes how it ranks products among multiple vendors: “The default sort order of the offer listing is ascending Price + Shipping.”

We just asked Amazon about that, and a spokesman responded, “There is no disparity. Offers are listed in ascending order, Price + Shipping, and where shipping can be free, either through Prime or Super Saver Shipping, that offer is listed accordingly.”

Julia Angwin contributed reporting to this story.

19:35

Chelsea Manning Sentenced to Solitary Confinement for Suicide Attempt "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been sentenced to 14 days in solitary confinement — punishment the U.N. recognizes as torture — for charges related to her suicide attempt in July, and for possession of an unmarked book in her cell.

Half of her 14-day punishment was “suspended,” meaning it can be reinstated later, so Manning now faces seven days in isolation. It is unclear when Manning’s sentence will begin.

According to a dictated statement from Manning, once she receives notification of her punishment in writing, she will have 15 days to appeal it.

At a four-hour disciplinary hearing Thursday, at which Manning was not allowed a lawyer, Manning was found guilty of “conduct that threatens,” broadly defined as “any conduct which interferes with the orderly running, safety, good order and discipline, or security of the facility.”

According to a column she wrote in The Guardian, Manning was not allowed to consult with a lawyer while reviewing nearly 100 pages of evidence against her, which she could only examine for an hour the week before.

She was also found guilty of possessing “prohibited property” in her cell — an unmarked copy of “Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy” — a book about the hacker group and activist movement Anonymous. Manning was acquitted of “resisting the force cell move team,” possibly because she was unconscious when the team arrived.

After being informed of the charges in July, Manning learned that she was facing possible indefinite solitary confinement.

Manning is a transgender woman, but the Army has repeatedly forced her to cut her hair and refused to allow her to receive gender-affirming surgery, despite her psychologist formally recommending it in April 2016.

Earlier this month, after Manning mounted a hunger strike to demand the surgery, the Army relented after five days. She will be allowed to consult with a surgeon, but will still be forced to cut her hair.

Since her arrival in prison, Manning has endured one form of mistreatment after another — including denial of recommended medical care, repeated threats of solitary confinement, and punishment for frivolous charges, like having an expired tube of toothpaste in her cell.

In 2013, Manning was sentenced to 35 years in military prison for sending hundreds of thousands of documents about the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to WikiLeaks. The documents revealed a far higher number of civilian casualties than the Department of Defense admitted, and included a video of Apache attack helicopters gunning down two journalists in Baghdad.

Chase Strangio, Manning’s lawyer with the ACLU, told The Intercept by email that he was afraid for his client’s well being.

“I am deeply concerned about Chelsea’s well-being after being sentenced to serve time in solitary confinement,” said Strangio. “In July she reached a breaking point and felt that the only agency she had left was to take her life. Thankfully she survived, but the message is clear with yesterda...

19:34

Clinton Haiti Scandal Explodes: Former Senate President Makes Baribery Accusation and Leaked Emails Show Corruption! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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How about two whole new scandals for the Clinton Family and their foundation?

We’ve already heard about the Clinton foundation’s Haiti corruption over the last few weeks. The foundation was caught promising to help the people of Haiti, and instead used the money to line their own corrupt pockets.

Now there are two new scandals for Hillary Clinton to answer for…

First, the former president of the Haitian Senate, Bernard Sansaricq, dropped a bombshell during a recent Donald Trump campaign event. Mr. Sansaricq told Mr. Trump that he had the documentation to prove that the Clintons tried to bribe him in an effort to get his support for the Clinton foundation’s work to defraud the people of Haiti.

Sansaricq explained that he became president of the Senate in 1994, a year during which the Clinton presidency attempted to oust the oppressive military regime in Haiti by threat of invasion.

Sansaricq said that in order to try to “appease” him at the time, Clinton sent Bill Richardson, a former U.S. Representative of New Mexico.

A week later, the American embassy sent an anonymous messenger back to Sansaricq, who allegedly told him that if he “sided” with Bill Clinton in the invasion, he would become “the richest man in Haiti.”

Sansaricq said he declined the offer because he “loves [his] country.” He added that a week later, by executive order, President Clinton revoked his visa.

Attempting to bribe a foreign politician who also says that her foundation defrauded his people of BILLIONS of dollars would be a pretty serious charge for most people, but for Hillary Clinton, it’s just a Monday.

The second potential scandal that is percolating as we start the week also focuses on the Clintons' bribing Haitian politicians. However, this co...

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Top Bank Fraud Expert: ALL of the Big Banks’ Profits Come from FRAUD "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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The country’s top white collar crime expert, William Black – who put over 1,000 top S&L executives in jail for fraud, and is a  professor of law and economics at the University of Missouri – confirmed recently what the alternative media has been saying for years:  the business plan of Wall Street is fraud. That’s their key profit center.

Black also says that a British parliamentary investigation Tories found that all of the retail profits of the largest banks in the UK came from fraud.

Indeed, the big banks manipulate every single market … and routinely engage in criminal acts.

Who cares?

Well, experts say that we have to prosecute fraud or else the economy won’t EVER really recover and stabilize.

But the government is doing the exact opposite. Indeed, the Justice Department has announced it will go easy on big banks, and always settles prosecutions for pennies on the dollar (a form of stealth bailout. It is also arguably one of the main causes of the double dip in housing.)

Indeed, the government doesn’t even force the banks to admit any criminal guilt as part of their settlements. In fact:

The banks have been allowed to investigate themselves,” one source familiar with the investigation told Reuters. “The investigated decide what they want to investigate, what they admit to, and how much they will pay.

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19:33

Hillary’s Obituary Prepares Masses For Crushing Clinton Defeat (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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In the following video, Gary Franchi of the Next News Network reports that Kit Daniels of Infowars is reporting that mainstream media is already preparing for a Hillary defeat in November. ESPN’s Nate Silver, who famously – and wrongly – declared Donald Trump had little chance of winning the GOP nomination, is now warming up to the possibility that Trump will win the presidential election.

Even more interesting, even the left-wing Huffington Post published an extensive “obituary” for Hillary’s campaign listing nine reasons why she’s losing. Ironically they are blaming the mainstream media.

One thing is certain… Hillary is not throwing in the towel… there are over 67 dead former associates that can testify to the fact that Hillary will NOT go quietly. Still… it’s nice to see them sweat…

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19:31

Trump v. Clinton on Healthcare: Here Are the Facts & Impact of Their Plans "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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19:31

Cop Who Fatally Shot Innocent Man Who Had Hands Up FINALLY Arrested and Charged "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Officer Betty Shelby, the Tulsa officer who on September 16, shot and killed Terence Crutcher as he walked away from her with his hands up, has been officially charged with first degree manslaughter.

On September 16, Shelby was en route to a domestic violence call when she saw Crutcher’s vehicle broken down in the middle of the street. While there is no video of the initial contact, (because Shelby’s dash camera only records when the police lights are activated) there is video from a helicopter, and a dash camera that captures the moments leading up to Officer Shelby shooting Terence as he had his hands in the air.

It is important to know that police are trained to follow certain protocols and policies. For instance, an officer responding to a 911 call of a kitten stuck in a tree can deter from that call if they come across someone in need of medical attention, or they witness a felony crime in progress. And vice versa, if an officer is responding to a violent domestic violence and they see a car abandoned in the middle of the road, they should stop, makes sure everyone is alive, call it in, and respond to the priority, the domestic violence incident.

Officer Shelby has defended her actions claiming that she fired at Crutcher when he walked away from her and began reaching in his SUV.


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The affidavit references two important points to comment on.
1. Shelby had already cleared the car of weapons prior to shooting Crutcher. Even if Crutcher was near his car, there was no reason Shelby to believe she in was danger.
2. Another responding officer informed Shelby that he has a taser ready for deployment. Officers are hypothetically supposed to use whatever force necessary to overcome a situation. With a taser present, Shelby knew there were other “less lethal” options and opted to use deadly force.

You can read the affidavit here.

The public release of videos of the shooting, and the subsequent arrest of Shelby hails in contrast to the Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department’s handling of the killing of Keith Lamont Scott who was shot and killed by police on September 12 as he was reading a book, waiting for his son to come home from school according to his family.

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19:31

Top Bank Fraud Expert: ALL of the Big Banks’ Profits Come from FRAUD "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The country’s top white collar crime expert, William Black – who put over 1,000 top S&L executives in jail for fraud, and is a professor of law and economics at the University of Missouri – confirmed recently what the alternative media has beensaying for years: the business plan of Wall Street is fraud. That’s their key profit center. Black also says that a British parliamentary investigation Tories found that all of the retail profits of the largest banks in the UK came from fraud.

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New bombshell: Trump committed perjury or lied about trying to bribe Jeb — ‘there’s no third option’ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Donald Trump committed perjury. Or he looked into the faces of the Republican faithful and knowingly lied. There is no third option. It has become an accepted reality of this presidential campaign that Trump spins a near-endless series of falsehoods. For months, the media has struggled with this…


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‘US media coverage of Russia and Syria consists of nothing but lies’ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US and Western media coverage of Russia and Syria consists of virtually nothing but lies, an American writer and political analyst says. Daniel Patrick Welch told Press TV on Friday that one cannot even “believe a single word, not a single word” coming from the mainstream Western media. “I was watching Bouthania Shaaban, the media […]

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Top Bank Fraud Expert: ALL of the Big Banks’ Profits Come from FRAUD "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The country’s top white collar crime expert, William Black – who put over 1,000 top S&L executives in jail for fraud, and is a professor of law and economics at the University of Missouri – confirmed recently what the alternative media has beensaying for years: the business plan of Wall Street is fraud. That’s their key profit center. Black also says that a British parliamentary investigation Tories found that all of the retail profits of the largest banks in the UK came from fraud.

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‘US media coverage of Russia and Syria consists of nothing but lies’ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US and Western media coverage of Russia and Syria consists of virtually nothing but lies, an American writer and political analyst says. Daniel Patrick Welch told Press TV on Friday that one cannot even “believe a single word, not a single word” coming from the mainstream Western media. “I was watching Bouthania Shaaban, the media […]

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Mega-Interview: Jay w/Afternoon Commute – Spies, Lies & Drug Culture "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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John and Chris of Hoax Busters join returning guest and preeminent esoteric researcher, Jay Dyer. Topics discussed include: NYC/NJ Bombing, Tom Clancy, 9/11 Predictive Programming, The Saint, Three Days of the Condor, The Final Jihad, Modern Spy Culture, Spy Fiction, Ian Fleming, The Cold War, Jimmy Stewart, The FBI Story, The House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) , Kennedy’s Secret Society Speech, Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope, Dr. Edward Teller, Psychological Warfare and the New World Order: The Secret War Against the American People, The CIA and the Mob, The Bay of Pigs, Kissinger’s Memorandum 200, Eurasia Politics, Syria Regime Change, Syrian Danny, Dust Boy, Mass Immigration,The Newburgh Sting, Londonistan, The U.N. Charter on Human Rights, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay, Iraq War, War for Oil, Peak Oil, The Knowing, North Korea Nuke Threat, Plato’s Cave, Political Theater, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Reality Television, Open Secret (Documentary), Jon Benet Ramsey, Flakka, Mojo, Bath Salts, Meth, Breaking Bad, Adderall.

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Just a teaspoon a day of turmeric can help fight cancer, depression and allergies "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

turmeric-food-public-domainTurmeric is known for its iconic yellow-orange hue and for being a staple in South Asian cuisine. It has become increasingly popular for its medicinal uses and health benefits, and is widely considered to be a “superfood.” While there are many skeptics, turmeric has been subjected to hundreds of studies and scientific experiments. Curcumin, one…

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Charity on the cheap: Woman can feed up to 150 people with only $20 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

You know what I find absolutely beautiful? When a person takes over something that is usually left to be done by the government, does it a thousand times more efficiently, and does it with a true sense of compassion. One of the major arguments that people have against less taxation and smaller government is that there will be no one to help the poor. If you don't want to see a huge percentage of your money extorted from your paycheck and funneled into expensive government programs, then you're accused of "hating poor people" or being a racist. But think about it: it's human nature to resent being forced to do something like "give" your hard-earned money to the government so that they can dole it out to others. However, when force is not involved, then true compassion and generosity can shine through, and I believe it would do so far more often.

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WHEN WE WERE ALONE by David Alexander Robertson and Julie Flett "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When We Were Alone is one of those books that brought forth a lot of emotion as I read it. There were sighs of sadness for what Native people experienced at boarding schools, and sighs of--I don't know, love, maybe--for our perseverance through it all.


Written by David Alexander Robertson and illustrated by Julie Flett, When We Were Alone will be released in January of 2017 from Highwater Press. I read the ARC and can't wait to hold the final copy of this story, of a young children asking her grandmother a series of questions, in my hands.

The story is meant for young children, though of course, readers of any age can--and should--read it.

It opens with the little girl saying:
Today I helped my kókom in her flower garden. She always wears colourful clothes. It's like she dresses in rainbows. When she bent down to prune some of the flowers, I couldn't even see her because she blended in with them. She was like a chameleon. 
"Nókom, why do you wear so many colours?" I asked. 
That child, wondering about something and then asking that "why" question is the format for the story. To this first question, her grandmother says that she had to go to school, far away, and that all the children had to wear the same colors. They couldn't wear the colourful clothes they did before they went to that school. Here's Julie Flett's illustration of the children, at school. I can't look at this illustration without my heart twisting:



Twisting at the expressions on their faces and wondering what they felt, and then I feel a different kind of emotion as I read the next page and look at the next illustration, because the grandma tells the child what they did to be colourful again. They rolled in the leaves, when they were alone:


There's a page about why she wears her hair so long, now, and why she speaks Cree, now. And, a page about being with family. Each one evokes the same thing. Tenderness. And a quiet joy at the power of the human spirit, to survive and persevere in the face of horrific treatment--in this case--by the Canadian government.

Stories of life at residential or boarding school are ones that Native people in the US and Canada tell each other. In Canada, because of the Truth and Reconciliation project, there's an effort to get these stories...

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SYRIAN WAR REPORT – SEPTEMBER 21, 2016: GOVERNMENT FORCES ADVANCING OUTSIDE ALEPPO "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On September 20, the Syrian army, the National Defense Forces and Hezbollah, supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, repelled an attack of Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra/Al-Nusra Front) and its ‘moderate allies’ in southwestern Aleppo. Terrorist infantry, supported by battle tanks and artillery, attacked the government forces’ positions in the 1070 Apartment Project […]

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Refugee women in the UK: Pushing a stone into the sea "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From personal experience I know that arrival in the UK for asylum seekers does not signal safety, but reform is a ‘chaser game’: refugee women are pressuring the Home Office to improve decision making and end detention, says Beatrice Botomani.

In 2012, 6,071 women came to the UK to seek asylum, representing around one third of total applications. Many of these women, like those who came before them, have suffered unimaginable hardship upon arrival in the UK having been stripped of their dignity. Many have been placed in indefinite detention, a context in which, this weekend, a 40 year old woman died.

My experience as a refugee woman in the UK has taught me many things about injustice, among them, that women need to work together to make change. For as Baroness Helena Kennedy QC said in 2012: “while there is now greater awareness of the problems women face, there remain deep-seated areas of discrimination and there is none greater than in the field of asylum and immigration.”

Thousands of refugee women, in the asylum system, and inside and outside of detention, struggle in the UK each day, their minds filled up, saturated and overwhelmed with questions that have no answers. They ask themselves, why us, refugee women? Why are we treated as animals?  Why are we treated like criminals?  Why are we treated as if we have no feelings? Why, why, why refugee women? Why are they –  and perhaps, why are you, Reader – indifferent?

Our questions correspond to an endless list of hardships. It is estimated that around one third of women who sought asylum from persecution in the UK in 2012 were held in indefinite detention for committing no crime; thousands of asylum seeking women are going hungry as I write; others struggle on around £5 a day. From personal experience I know that arrival in the UK for asylum seekers does not signal safety. We stand amazed and astonished at how our lives have become other people’s property. G4S; Serco; Reliance: private corporations fight to control our bodies.  Detention, destitution, bars on employment: instead of getting answers, the list of questions becomes more complicated as refugee women move through the asylum system in the UK.

While other sectors are looking forward to new developments and to better their lives, unafraid to close their public offices to go outside and strike for more money and against poor conditions, refugee women face constraints mobilising. Yet refugee women are fighting to confront these questions with answers that we have ourselves devised.

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Samsung Galaxy Note emits smoke, sparks during flight "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Passengers on board an IndiGo flight smelled smoke coming from the baggage bin and alerted cabin crew who saw sparks and smoke coming from a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 phone, the airline, owned by InterGlobe Aviation, said in an emailed statement.

This one is supposedly a Note 2, but the exact model wasn’t confirmed. The airlines should make all Samsung users fly on the same, unmanned plane for the safety of the rest of us.

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Greece: Solidarity with the U.S. prison struggle from Themistokleous 58 Squat "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From the wing 58 of this open air prison called Athens we send our warmest greetings to the U.$. prison rebels and all those taking action in solidarity with them around the globe. We understand your fight to end prison slavery as a call to end prison society as a whole. We understand mass imprisonment behind tones of concrete and iron as a reflection of the mass society that shackles us all and as an inevitable consequence of the techno-industrial kingdom that determines our lives daily in all possible ways.

We know that contexts might be different from place to place and that some times we get lost into the partiality of our small or big fights against this or that expression of domination and Power. Nevertheless, we believe this is a good opportunity to build up the so much needed intersectionality, to foment it with a borderless perception of the struggle for total self-determination and liberation from hierarchies and authorities that chain us all.

We salute all means of struggle deployed so far against the murderous apparatus of the U.$. prison-industrial complex, and we are happy to know that at least one jailer got what he deserved. While bars of steel and walls of stone may physically contain those in prison, the recent uprisings all over the U.$. have shown that they can never take away the fighting spirit from countless rebels.

As small tokens of our solidarity, on September 11th we hung a banner in Kamara, downtown Thessaloniki, that reads “Victory to the prisoners’ strike in the U.$. // Fire to the prison society” and on September 20th we participated alongside ABC Solidarity Cell and other comrades in a 2 hour blockade at the McDonald’s in the Athenian district of Ilion, holding a banner that reads “Solidarity with the U.S. prison uprising”. After the blockade we dropped the banner from the 58 in Exarchia, where it can be seen daily by hundreds passing by.

As the strike continues, so will our actions. As prisons exist, so will our fight to destroy them.

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Hillary Plays Woman Card In New Trump Attack Ad… "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When Donald Trump speaks about women, our daughters can hear him. pic.twitter.com/0r1N6R8rV6 — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 23, 2016 Getting desperate. Via ABC News: The Clinton campaign continues their strategy of attempting to use Donald Trump’s words against him. Today, the campaign begins airing atelevision ad in seven battleground states and on cable. According to […]

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Secret History of Rand Corporation in Reverse Engineering Antigravity UFOs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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The RAND Corporation traces its origins to a research and development project created inside the Douglas Aircraft Company to study UFOs secretly retrieved by the U.S. military after the February 1942 Los Angeles Air Raid incident, according to former Douglas Aircraft employee, William Tompkins. Tompkins further reveals that in 1943 he began delivering briefing documents from a covert Navy espionage program, which had learned about antigravity craft created by Nazi Germany, to the Douglas research and development project that later evolved into the RAND Corporation.

The Nazi antigravity craft were similar in design to retrieved UFOs suggesting an alliance had been reached between the Nazis and one or more extraterrestrial civilizations. Further compounding the problem, according to Tompkins, was that the Navy spies had learned that the Nazis had relocated significant resources to remote locations in Antarctica during World War II, with the assistance of an extraterrestrial civilization called the Draconians.

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The secret history of RAND was first revealed by Tompkins in his book, Selected By Extraterrestrials and in subsequent interviews where he discussed his 12 years working at Douglas Aircraft from late 1950 to May 1963. In a September 19 telephone interview, Tompkins gave more details about RAND and its earlier involvement with Douglas Aircraft in studying UFO reports and the Nazis antigravity projects.

Tompkins revealed that in early 1942, after the Los Angeles UFO incident, the President of Douglas Aircraft Company, Donald Douglas, Snr, along with his chief engineer, Arthur Raymond, and his assistant, Franklin Bolbohm, convened an informal working group that included two Navy admirals and two Army Air Force Generals to investigate the research implications of two retrieved UFO craft.

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DC Leaks: Schedules of Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and Michelle Obama LEAKED "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Hackers from DC Leaks released a new trove of documents on Thursday that include emails from a White House staffer, Secret Service plans and details about Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden and First Lady Michelle Obama’s personal schedules.

The leak revealed emails from Clinton’s travel coordinator, Arielle Medina, gave insight into how much those working for Clinton’s campaign are paid daily.

“You will receive a day rate for full work days and 1/2 of that rate for travel-only days. The rate for leads is $150 ($75 for travel-only); the rate for press leads, site leads and RONs is $110 ($55 for travel-only); the rate for credentials, S2/P2s, and motorcade is $75 ($37.50for travel-only).”

Just as with Colin Powell’s hacked email, Medina was using a gmail account that was breached by the group.

The hack also revealed a Power Point presentation detailing Vice President Joe Biden’s recent trip to the Intercontinental Hotel in Cleveland on June 26. The detailed report includes everything down to how many stairs Biden will be walking up, who he will be expected to meet and speak with at the event, etc.

It also included phone numbers and the manifest on Clinton’s private plane, and a copy of Michelle Obama’s passport.

In response to the hack, Whitehouse Press Secretary Josh Earnest said, “We take any reports about a cyber breach seriously, particularly if it contains some sensitive information. Certainly, this is something we are taking a close look at.”

DC Leaks is the same group that hacked into the email account of former Secretary of State Colin Powell earlier this month, releasing his private information and revealing his hatred for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and exposing Hillary and Bill Clinton’s long speculated hate of President Obama.

In an email with dailymail the DCLeaks hackers said a similar statement to Guccifer 2.0 that “the leaked files show the security level of the government adding that If terrorists hack emails of White House Office staff and get such sensitive information we will see the fall of our country.”

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Islamic terrorism will persist for years to come - MI6 chief "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

UK spy chief Alex Younger believes the terrorism threat will persist for many years, a side-effect of "deep-seated global trends" such as the information revolution and globalization. It will remain even if Islamic State loses the territory it seized. Speaking at a conference at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, Younger noted the security challenge posed by radical Islamists will not abate easily. "Regrettably this is an enduring issue which will certainly be with us for our professional lifetime," he said, adding that terrorism is a "flip side to some very deep-seated global trends, not least of all globalization, the reduction of barriers between us."

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Roads turn into rivers, parking lots submerged after heavy rain in Andhra Pradesh, India "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Heavy rains wreaked havoc in parts of Hyderabad and its suburbs for the fourth consecutive day as water entered residential areas, submerged parking lots in commercial complexes and flooded the streets. Storm water drains overflowed and water entered residential colonies in Nizampet, Balanagar and Alwal on Wednesday. Parking lots in several commercial complexes had submerged while roads turned into rivers with three to four feet water. People were confined to apartments in some flooded areas like Bhandari Layout in Nizampet. Vendors were seen throwing drinking water and milk packets to those on first floor on Wednesday.

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Want a successful child? Try homeschooling "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nowadays, many parents choose for their kids to be taught from home instead of enrolling them into the traditional school settings. This decision often comes from the parents that prefer to place the responsibility of quality education on themselves, so if you are one of those parents, keep reading. Even though some people view it as super intense parenting, spending more time with your children is a reasonable decision that can be understood. Several years ago, we did not enjoy such technological progress that allowed us to teach from home, but now that we do, more and more parents choose to use this option, says Mitchell Stevens, a Stanford University professor. According to Mr. Stevens, this method is widely popular in America at the moment due to the availability of resources on the Internet that increase the quality of homeschooling. There are a lot of reasons parents choose to teach their children from home. For example, issues with convenience, transportation, teaching quality of the local school, or a poor learning environment that does not challenge the child and therefore cannot produce desired outcomes. Also, the child might have special needs that can be met only at home, where the atmosphere is relaxed. Despite the reason, in many cases, homeschooling can be the source of numerous benefits in making the child smart and successful. These benefits were highlighted in the Academic Statistics on Homeschooling that showed that students who were taught at home performed better than the ones educated in the traditional classroom. Let's review some of them below.

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Sports diplomacy: Bahrain’s martial arts venture distracts from human rights abuses "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While the use of successful sporting events is a persuasive approach to international relations, it is limited in its ability to disguise Bahrain's true nature.

Hasan Jamali/AP/Press Association Images. All rights reserved. Hasan Jamali/AP/Press Association Images. All rights reserved.On Friday, September 23, the inaugural combat sports event entitled Brave Combat Federation (BCF) is taking place in Khalifa Sports City in Isa Town, Bahrain. The event, which features a headlining bout between Iraq’s Rami Aziz and Jordan’s Abdulkareem Selwady, represents the small Island kingdom’s attempt to become a significant player in the world of mixed martial arts. However, it also represents an attempt at sports diplomacy to distract international stakeholders from ongoing human rights abuses in Bahrain.

Brave Combat Federation was founded by Sheikh Khaled Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the fifth son of Bahrain’s King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa. Prince Khaled began his career as a military man with the rank of first lieutenant. He then focused his attention on local sports, where he is now the first deputy chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and the founder of KHK MMA, a mixed martial arts gym that covers the costs of its fighters’ training fees and medical bills. 

Over the past few months, Prince Khaled has been seen supporting his team, providing ice buckets for his teammates, and even competing in an amateur bout himself. However, despite his seemingly positive vision for the sport, questions have been raised about Bahrain’s shocking human rights violations and how the nation’s politics intersects with their growing interest in sports. Evidently, Bahrain has continued to use the cultural effects of sports for domestic policy and international relations. It has also arguably used sports as a tool to distract from the last five years of tension and turmoil.

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Sheikh Khaled’s full brother, Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, is also heavily immersed in sports. He is the president of the Bahrain Olympic Committee, the Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation and the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports. He also happens to be a fan of endurance racing and won a silver medal at the Asian Games in Doha before he led the Bahrain National Endurance team to an eighth place finish in the 2007 European Open. Sheikh Nasser’s most recent venture was launching the Bahrain Cycling Team. Yet despite his attempt to increase Bahrain’s state prestige through success in sports, various allegations against Prince Nasser have arisen following the Arab Spring uprising in 2011.

Sheikh Nasser, Commander of Bahrain's Royal Guard, was accused of tortur...

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Mexican Police Target Popular KickassTorrents ‘Clone,’ Seize Domain "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

kickasstorrents_500x500Two months ago KickassTorrents (KAT) was shut down by the U.S. Government, following the arrest of the site’s alleged owner.

Soon after the official site went offline various mirrors and clones launched to take its place, to the pleasure of hundreds of thousands of users.

One of the most popular mirrors started as KAT.am. While this domain name was swiftly seized, and later picked up by scammers, the initial site continued to operate from kickass.cd and kickass.mx.

However, this week the site got in trouble again. Without prior notice the .MX domain name was taken out of circulation by the registry, following an intervention from Mexico’s federal police.

The authorities say they were tipped off by copyright holders and wasted no time in containing the threat.

“This action took place after various distribution companies reported intellectual property infringements. In response, staff at the Center for Prevention of Electronic Crimes started a cyber intelligence operation to locate the source where this crime was committed,” the federal police reported.

“Currently the website is out of service, and our research continues to locate the administrators,” they added.

Although there is no doubt that Kickass.mx is offline, in a rather confusing press release police keep referring to kickass.com.mx, which appears to be an unrelated website.

TorrentFreak reached out to the operator of the Kickass.mx “clone,” which is really just a Pirate Bay mirror with a KickassTorrents skin, who was surprised by the domain seizure.

“The suspension of the MX TLD was very unexpected and came as a shock to us because we used EasyDNS to register the domain name,” the Kickass.mx operator says.

EasyDNS has a track record of standing up against domain seizures and suspensions that are requested without a proper court order. However, in this case EasyDNS was bypassed as the police went directly to the MX domain registry.

“Their team is trying to get into touch with the Mexican registry to get the domain back though any positive development in this regard seems unlikely,” the operator adds.

For now, the KAT-themed site remains available from the Kickass.cd domain and more backup domains are expected to follow in the near future, probably without Mexican ties.

“We already have three more TLDs and plan to set up mirror sites on them to increase resilience,” he concludes.

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At least 133 bodies recovered from Egypt migrant shipwreck "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Survivors have said that between 450 to 600 migrants and refugees were on board the overcrowded fishing vessel

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Customers complain about Galaxy Note 7 replacement batteries "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Customer complaints that replacement batteries for Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy Note 7 have been overheating and quickly losing battery power threaten to complicate the South Korean technology giant’s unprecedented recall of its premium smartphone.

From the frying pan to the fire. Or maybe that’s the other way around in this case.

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How safe is your new cell phone? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There is a growing body of scientific evidence that wireless microwave radiation is potentially harmful to human health, including damage to DNA. The design is sleek; the technology impressive; the camera stunning; the sound awesome. And this digital device is even more high-powered - if only it were safe. And big news, there is no headphone jack. Apple states: "The new AirPods offer a game-changing listening experience. Designed with a huge amount of forward-thinking technology inside a tiny device, these wireless headphones combine crystal clear sound with a new sense of freedom." While this innovation delights tech enthusiasts, prominent public health experts are raising the alarm. Why the concern?

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The Coming Bond Bubble Collapse "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Adam Taggart In this week’s podcast, Michael Pento, fund manager and author of The Coming Bond Bubble Collapse, explains how the United States is fast approaching the end stage of the biggest asset bubble in history. He describes how the bursting of this bubble will cause a massive interest rate shock that will send the US…

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President Buhari Approves Programme for 56th Independence Anniversary "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the programme of events for the commemoration of Nigeria’s 56th independence anniversary. Bolaji Adebiyi, Director of Press in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja. Adebiyi said in the statement that an interdenominational thanksgiving church service […]

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Guest Contribution by Assad of Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Who Do You Believe?

Do you believe the White House Liar-in-Chief?

Do you believe the New York Times (rhymes with crimes)?

Do you believe the propagandists who pretend to be “the Western media”?

Or do you believe Assad of Syria?
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John B Wells And The State Of The World – Riots In NC – Martial Order – Discontent And More (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

crop circle solar public domainJoin us as we host a very special guest, Mr. John B Wells who you will know from The Caravan To Midnight Youtube Channel, The Ark Midnight Show, and his powerful 2 year stand at the helm of Coast to Coast AM on Saturday Nights. Tonight we will be discussing The State Of The World…

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Hillary Clinton Works With Three Major Islamic Terror Leaders Who Want To Kill Christians "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Bring up “Trump-Putin” relations in the debates next Monday and Trump should bring up Hillary’s three secret ‘love affairs’ with major Muslim Brotherhood operatives while he makes the case for his complement of Putin. This will be long (7000 words), detailed and loaded with documents, translated links, packed with evidence on Hillary’s affairs with Muslim Brotherhood operatives who intend to destroy us from within. It must be circulated and carefully studied.

But before we disclose all the juicy details, there is no question, the issue of Donald Trump complementing Russia’s President Putin will come up during the debate. If I was Trump I will remind Hillary Clinton once compared Putin with Hitler. Lets compare and see who better qualifies to win the ‘Hitler award’. Hillary is one who does not mind putting evil Hitler to good use, so long it advances another evil: Hillary.

Trump complemented Putin, sure, but should her photo here be misconstrued as “Hillary meeting with Hitler”? Had Jesus been here, in our times, a photo of His temptation will definitely be misconstrued as “God’s secret pact with the devil”. Even God’s testing of Job via Lucifer will be considered history’s great conspiracy. History always gets twisted by politicians and slanderers. But it is only History that will eventually set the record straight regarding the truth.

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Trump can easily flip the table showing she is guilty of the very thing she accuses Putin of. But first, he must ask, shouldn’t it be prudent and wise for a U.S. Presidential candidate to deal with and address the wide variety of passé mass culture clichés and stereotypes that were developed during the Cold War about Russians? Would we dare say all what we say about Putin what is said about the Jewish people? Carl Marx and Lenin were Jews, Communism therefore should be a Jewish conspiracy?

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Netanyahu at the UN: The pariah state becomes the arbiter of justice "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With Israel voted onto the UN's legal committee with Arab support, Palestinians have been abandoned again by the international community

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Research Reveals Plants Can Think, Choose And Remember "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Modern science is only beginning to catch up to the wisdom of the ancients: plants possess sentience and a rudimentary form of intelligence. 

Plants are far more intelligent and capable than we given them credit. In fact, provocative research from 2010 published in Plant Signaling & Behavior proposes that since they cannot escape environmental stresses in the manner of animals, they have developed a “sophisticated, highly responsive and dynamic physiology,” which includes information processes such as “biological quantum computing” and “cellular light memory” which could be described as forms of plant intelligence. Titled, “Secret life of plants: from memory to intelligence,” the study highlights one particular “super power” of plants indicative of their success as intelligent beings:

There are living trees that germinated long before Jesus Christ was born. What sort of life wisdom evolved in plants to make it possible to survive and propagate for so long a time in the same place they germinated?”

According to the researchers, plants “plants actually work as a biological quantum computing device that is capable to process quantum information encrypted in light intensity and in its energy.” This information processing includes a mechanism for processing memorized information. For example:

plants can store and use information from the spectral composition of light for several days or more to anticipate changes that might appear in the near future in the environment, for example, for anticipation of pathogen attack.”

According to the study, “plants can actually think and remember.”

Moreover, plant not only possess a mechanism for information gathering and processing, but appear to exercise agency or “choice” vis-à-vis different scenarios:

different group of chloroplasts and cells in the same leaf under identical constant and stable light, temperature and relative humidity condition have different opinion “what to do” in such conditions and tests different scenarios of possible future development.”

The study also offers an explanation for why plan...

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World's longest conflict of Kashmir: 'We the people' should stand up "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The armed conflict in Kashmir has reached a dangerous point. The killing of 17 Indian soldiers in the Uri camp, 6 kilometres from the Line of Control (LoC) that separates the two state protagonists, India and Pakistan, could lead to a further deterioration of a volatile situation that threatens to spiral into a much larger conflagration. Indian authorities allege that the four militants who killed the soldiers were trained by Pakistan. Pakistan has denied the allegation. Both India and Pakistan should not allow the situation to escalate into an open war between the two states. Starting with the first Kashmir War in 1947, they have already fought three wars over Kashmir. These wars have only witnessed the loss of thousands of lives on both sides. The Kashmir conflict cannot be resolved through war and violence. Indian and Pakistani leaders know this. The people of Kashmir themselves are deeply aware of the importance of a peaceful solution.

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Who is behind the riots? Charlotte police says 70% of arrested protesters had out of state IDs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Confirming what many had suspected when viewing the sudden and intense collapse into anrchy that occurred in Charlotte this week, Todd Walther, spokesman for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fraternal Order of Police told CNN’s Erin Burnett:

“This is not Charlotte that’s out here. These are outside entities that are coming in and causing these problems. These are not protestors, these are criminals.“

“We’ve got the instigators that are coming in from the outside. They were coming in on buses from out of state. If you go back and look at some of the arrests that were made last night. I

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The Destruction of Libya and the Lies of Obama and Clinton "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Kurt Nimmo The following summary is from the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee report, “Libya: Examination of intervention and collapse and the UK’s…

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Family day out: Parents raid candy shop with help of 2 young kids (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Two parents were caught on camera raiding a candy store in Leighton by stuffing their pockets with confectionary with the help of two children, and then leaving without paying. While the couple load themselves up with sweets and seem to make no effort to hide what they are doing, the young children, who appear to […]

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YouTube “Heroes” Program Makes Censorship Into a Role-Playing Game "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

YouTube is shamelessly incentivizing censorship by involving its users in a new program called “YouTube Heroes,” wherein creators and consumers are awarded points and exclusive perks for reporting negative videos and policing negative community content. Critics of YouTube Heroes have compared the policy to Reddit’s moderator program which allows designated users to delete and moderate content for […]

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Nearly half voters think Trump will detonate a nuke: Poll "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A new poll shows that nearly half of all voters believe that US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, if elected president, would allow use of a nuclear weapon to wage war against terrorist groups. According to a poll conducted and released by SurveyMonkey on Friday, nearly half of voters, making up 46 percent of the people […]

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10 Ways You Can Help The Standing Rock Sioux Fight The Dakota Access Pipeline "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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By Jay Syrmopoulos via The Free Thought Project Cannon Ball, ND – While many Americans passively support the Standing Rock Sioux’s fight to stop the construction of […]

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Government Forces Seize Al-Shaher region near Handarat Camp in Aleppo (Photos) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Following the announcement of wide-scale operations in Aleppo, the Syrian army and Liwa al-Quds (Palestinian militia) have seized the al-Shaher region near the strategic Handarat Refugee Camp northwest of Aleppo city.

Pro-government sources report that the Syrian forces took control of a number of hill tops in the area and deployed at the eastern entrance of Handarat.

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Watch: Why Honda Workers Are on an Indefinite Hunger Strike "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Now in its fifth day, a rare struggle that has contract and permanent workers looking out for each other.

Workers of Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) began an indefinite hunger strike at Jantar Mantar on September 19, to protest the repressive working conditions at the Honda factory in Tapukara, Rajasthan.

Their two demands include reinstating all terminated and suspended workers and withdrawing all civil and criminal cases filed against the workers.

Honda workers filed a petition to unionise on August 6, 2015 to protect contractual workers from exploitative conditions at the plant. In the following months, between September 2015 to February 2016, the company terminated over 700 contract workers.

The turmoil worsened when on February 16 this year, a contract worker refused to work overtime for a third consecutive day. A senior supervisor physically assaulted the worker. In response, workers gathered to protest the brutality when they allegedly faced coercion and lathi-charge by the police and Honda management. Over the following days around 70 workers were charged with criminal cases under the IPC.

After the February protests, the company fired around 2,000 contract workers and over 400 permanent workers. Around 280 contract workers have been reinstated by the management but the status of the remaining terminated and suspended permanent workers, along with over 2,000 contract workers remains unresolved.

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Is your brain getting the right micronutrients to ease stress? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Do you live with chronic stress? Ongoing stress has become something many of us live with as we try to find a balance between work, relationships, rest, and recreation. As we look to improve our health and happiness, it is no wonder that a key focus is to take a look at this balance, and see where we can reduce our stress. We might try prioritising our demands and saying "no" more often, bringing a meditation practice into our everyday life, or establishing a good sleep routine. Despite our best efforts though, sometimes we experience events that are out of our control and result in trauma or heightened stress over a long period of time. In February 2011 a major earthquake struck in Christchurch, NZ, and 185 people lost their lives. Hundreds of people were displaced, some unable to rebuild their homes, as the land had become unstable. Residents suffered a multitude of aftershocks in the months following.

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How Shimon Peres Stole the Nuclear Bomb with a Bluff, and Why Military Censor Doesn’t Want Israelis to Know about It "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Richard Silverstein Global Research, September 23, 2016 Richard Silverstein 16 September 2016 Shimon Peres had a severe stroke two days ago and while his health has improved since he entered the hospital, at age 93, he is in the twilight of his years.  It’s appropriate to take stock of his legacy as an epochal figure who spans the founding […]

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FRIDAY OPEN THREAD… "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bout that time. Midday bump: This guy’s a lock for “uncle of the year” award. Via Fox News: A shocking video of a three-year-old boy apparently smoking marijuana led to the arrest of his uncle after it received tens of thousands of views on Facebook, according to Arkansas police. The video shows the child sitting […]

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France: Human Rights vs. The People "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Gatestone Institute, by Yves Mamou, September 22, 2016: French politicians seem to believe they are elected NOT to defend French people and the French nation, but to impose a “human rights ideology” on society. The rule of law is there to protect … Continue reading

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Creating A PCB In Everything: Eagle, Part 2 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In the last (and first) post in this series, we took a look at Eagle. Specifically, we learned how to create a custom part in Eagle. Our goal isn’t just to make our own parts in Eagle, we want to make schematics, boards, and eventually solder a few PCBs.

The board we’ll be making, like all of the boards made in this Creating A PCB In Everything series, is the Nanite Wesley, a small USB development platform based on the ATtiny85. This board has less than a dozen parts, most of which are through-hole. This is the simplest PCB I can imagine that has sufficient complexity to demonstrate how to make a board.

With that said, let’s get onto the second part of our Eagle tutorial and lay out our circuit board.

The Eagle Workflow

Although this guide to making a PCB in Eagle began with making a part, this obviously isn’t the usual workflow. Hundreds of libraries for almost every part you can imagine already exist, including the fantastic Sparkfun libraries, the Adafruit libraries, Dangerous Prototypes, and Seeed’s Open Parts Library for Eagle. In these libraries, or elsewhere on the Internet, you’ll be able to find just about every part you could possibly need.

The general overview of how to create a board in Eagle is to first create a schematic. This schematic will contain all the parts you’re going to use in your project and all the connections between these parts. After the schematic is complete, we then create the board. The board is the physical representation of a PCB, with parts,  pads, and traces. This board file can be sent off to any of the usual board houses (OSHpark, Seeed, or DirtyPCBs), and in a week or two, a pile of printed circuit boards will arrive in your mailbox.

Getting Started

To create a schematic, open Eagle, and select File -> New -> Schematic ...

19:00

It’s Not Putin, Stupid! It’s The Crazies Over Here "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

“Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.” While I’m […]

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Exclusive — Breitbart/Gravis Poll: Hillary Clinton Holds National Lead over Donald Trump "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Democratic nominee for president Hillary Clinton continues to hold a slight lead over her GOP rival Donald Trump with 44 percent of the electorate compared with his 40 percent, according to the Breitbart News Network/Gravis Marketing poll conducted on Sept. 20 of 1,560 likely voters.

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Tim Kaine Campaigns In Texas: ‘Si Se Puede! A La Victoria!’ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) August 1, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia.
“A La Victoria! A La Victoria! A La Victoria!” Tim Kaine shouted after finishing a speech, speaking in Spanish to urge supporters to the polls.

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The Malevolent Extraterrestrial Origins of Sociopathy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Malevolent Extraterrestrial Origins of Sociopathy

How Bloodlines Have Been Genetically Tweaked to Produce an Abundance of Psychopaths Serving the Alien Agenda

By Montalk

Sociopaths or psychopaths are individuals who lack empathy and engage in predatory behavior without remorse or guilt.

In general, this lack of conscience may stem from a conditioned lack of emotional identification with the victim, a narcissistic love of self that overrides any concern for others, or the mechanical inability to feel any emotion other than ones which are chemical or hormonal in origin.

There are different categories of psychopaths depending on the underlying cause for their condition and how well they blend into society.

Criminal and Successful Psychopaths

Criminal psychopaths are those who are crude enough in their manipulations to be identified and apprehended by legal and medical institutions.

They are known as serial killers, con-artists, burglars, mobsters, mad tyrants, rapists, and delinquents. These comprise a small percentage of psychopaths, and only about 1% of the population.

The rest are successful psychopaths who evade detection by optimally conforming to social ideals without compromising their manipulative nature. They are skilled at faking emotions and passing themselves off as charming, caring, and sociable people. Some use their conformity to appear ordinary, others are more ambitious and become symbols of success by using their charm and intellect to rapidly climb the corporate, political, academic, religious, military, or social ladder.

Between 20% and 50% of the population is included in this category. In general, criminal psychopaths consistently violate laws and social norms while successful psychopaths make use of them.

The orthodox medical establishment presently recognizes only the first category under the term “Antisocial Personality Disorder.”

There is no diagnostic term categorizing successful psychopaths, who continue to remain medically unidentified. This is no surprise considering a significant portion of the medical establishment consists of these individuals.

When mainstream media and medical literature use the term “psychopath” or “sociopath,” they are referring to the small minority of criminal psychopaths.

In this article, the term encompasses multiple subcategories and applies to all individuals who lack empathy, whether they are criminals or not.

Expanded Model of Human Behavior

To understand psychopathy, one must first understand human behavior.

The enigma of human behavior is commonly reduced to a question of nature versus nurture, genetics versus environment.

Typical of materialistic determinism, this model is dangerously simplistic because it focuses only upon the physical and causal basis of human behavior, leaving out the metaphysical factors which are equally as important.

An expanded model for human behavior would include the following factors:

  • environment – physical influences, socia...

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19 not-angry students "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Steve Brawner
© 2016 by Steve Brawner Communications, Inc.

All adults have been 18 once, but most of us have not been 18 in 2016. There’s a difference, which I kept in mind as I spoke to 19 freshmen taking part in a special leadership course at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith last week. 

The students were there because the university’s chancellor, Dr. Paul Beran, believes they’re future leaders, and for some reason he thought I might have something to say to them. So I encouraged them not to get mad. Proverbs 22:24 says, “Make no friendship with an angry man,” so don’t be that angry man. 

Thankfully, that message turned out to be merely a warning, not a scolding, because I didn’t see a lot of anger in that room. I don’t spend much time around 18-year-olds, but I was struck by this bunch’s youthful optimism and positive outlooks. One student named Kelsey completely disagreed with one of my comments, but in the most respectful way possible. Maybe she was simply showing deference to her elder, but while her eyes were passionate, they were not unkind or condemning.

Gosh, I hope she stays that way.

I choose to believe that those young people looked cheerful and optimistic because they really are cheerful and optimistic. So the question becomes, why them and not so many of us? 

Part of it’s just being young, of course. It just feels better than being older, physically. 

But 18-year-old future leaders also lack two bad habits that many of the rest of us have developed – the media we consume, and the things on which we focus.

These young people watch the news some, but that’s about it. They have things to do, tests to study for, friends to hang out with, and future mates to seek. So they’re not going to spend three hours listening to a news anchor or talk radio host yell about the latest manufactured controversy. Plus, young people simply don’t get their news that way, thank goodness. They get their news in bite-sized chunks and move on.

The other thing I suspect about these students is that they spend more time in the “circle of influence” than they do in the “circle of concern.” Those are two illustrations by the late Dr. Stephen Covey, author of “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” The circle of concern is a big circle involving all of the things we worry about. Contained within is the smaller circle of influence, which involves what we can actually affect. 

Our attention should be focused on the circle of influence, but as adults it can be very tempting to wallow in the circle of concern. The word “ruminant” refers to animals such as cows that chew their food, swallow it, and return it to their mouth to chew it again. Too many of us adults spend too much time ruminating about things we can’t control, like this year’s presidential race. We internalize it, spit it back up and then chew on it some more, this time mixed with bile. The students at UAFS seemed to be following the race, and many seemed to share in the widespread disappointment with this year’s choices. But maybe because they have other things to do – things they can influence, like the next test – they aren’t ruminating on it.

The late comedian George Burns used to sing, “I wish I was 18 again and going where I’ve never been. But old folks and old oaks standing tall just pretend. I wish I was 18 again.” 

Until someone invents a time machine, that wish won’t come true – which means it never will, because if it were possible to travel back in time, we would have already met someone from the future. Still, even old folks and old oaks can recapture some youthful optimism by turning off the TV and focusing less on what we can’t change, and more on what we can.

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German Statue Shows How Much The World Opposes The US Nanny State "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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By Anna Scanlon Truth Theory A statue in Berlin, Germany’s central Alexanderplatz depicts life size statues of NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, founder of […]

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18:56

Cops Refuse To Charge Driver Who Plowed Through Michigan Students Protesting “Leave n*****s” Graffiti "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An SUV driver was questioned but NOT charged after plowing through a group of students protesting racist graffiti at Eastern Michigan University.

According to Travis Gettys of Raw Story, Staff members discovered the messages, scrawled in red, white and blue spray paint, on Tuesday at Julia Anne King Hall and alerted the university’s department of public safety.

The vandals spray-painted “KKK” and the words “leave n*****s” inside the building.

The university president, James Smith, condemned the message and said there would be an investigation.

Gettys says a group of about 150 students gathered at 5 p.m. at Welch Hall and then marched toward the university president’s home, temporarily blocking a street near an intersection in Ypsilanti.

Video evidence shows the SUV drive through the group of protesters and then accelerate past them.

The student protesters scream in fear and the vehicle drives through their group and speeds away. Witnesses said no injuries were reported. The SUV did hit a motorcycle during the incident, so that could have easily been hit and run charges.

A witness said the driver was a woman, and deputies said they later questioned the driver but did not file any charges.

Police would not release any information on the driver or why they chose not to charge her.

A spokesman for the Washtenaw County sheriff’s office pointed out that some of the graffiti protesters had also participated in the past in Black Lives Matter protests.

Gettys also notes, “University of Tennessee law professor Glenn Reynolds, a conservative blogger and newspaper columnist, was briefly suspended from Twitter on Thursday after urging vehicular violence the night before against black protesters in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Demonstrators blocked Interstate 85 on Wednesday as part of protests against the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, and Reynolds, known as Instapundit, tweeted, “Run them down.”

USA Today, which publishes his columns twice a week, suspended Reynolds for one month.

The university is also investigating Reynolds’ “irresponsible use of his platform.””

It is unknown at this point if the driver was inspired by the law professor’s suggestion to “Run them down.” It is also unknown why officers chose to let the driver off with no charges after she drove through a crowd of people and sped away after hitting a motorcycle.

(Article by Jeremiah Jones)

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18:56

Iran Says It Warned Off US Spy Plane "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An Iranian General said that a US U-2 spy plane which was trying to fly over Iran’s border was chased away by the country’s air defense troops. The incident, which the Pentagon has not yet commented on, happened “in recent days,” according to Iranian state television. Press TV reports: Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili, the commander of the Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base, said on Thursday the forces warned off the intruding American aircraft in recent days and made them fly away. The commander did not give further details elaborating on where the planes attempted to enter Iranian airspace. The Lockheed U2, nicknamed “Dragon Lady”, is an American single-jet engine, ultra-high altitude reconnaissance aircraft operated by the United States Air Force. The spy plane can fly at an altitude of 21,000 meters and provide day and night and all-weather intelligence gathering as it carries high-resolution cameras and sensors. The Iranian Army’s Air Defense Base reportedly warned off a US radar-evading unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in late August which had sought to intrude on Iranian airspace. The US spy drone had sought to cross into Iran through the eastern border from neighboring Afghanistan. However, it was immediately detected and forced to leave [...]

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What Is Going On In Charlotte Is Far More Important Than Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie’s Divorce "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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While one of America’s largest cities is being ripped in two, most Americans appear to be far more interested in the drama surrounding Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce. As Charlotte braces for a third night of rioting and violence, the mainstream media is full of headlines such as “Welp, the Jolie-Pitt Divorce Got Real Depressing Real Fast” and “Even the Dalai Lama has something to say about Brangelina’s divorce.” Yes, the “Brangelina divorce” is an important cultural moment that illustrates our ongoing moral and social decay, but what is going on in Charlotte is far more important. Trust in our most important institutions is deeply broken, and Americans are increasingly choosing chaos and violence over peaceful discourse. For a very long time I have been warning that these kinds of riots were coming, and the thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted every day is starting to rapidly disappear.

There had been hope that things would settle down after the first couple of nights of chaos in Charlotte, but as I write this article protesters have already massed downtown despite a midnight curfew imposed by Mayor Jennifer Roberts…

Demonstrators chanted “release the tape” while briefly blocking an intersection near Bank of America headquarters in the heart of the city’s business district. They then continued marching as police officers watched. Members of the National Guard carrying rifles were also deployed in front of office buildings to head off another night of violence in this city on edge.

Mayor Jennifer Roberts has signed a curfew order from midnight until 6 a.m., despite Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney saying he saw no need for a curfew.

Personally, I can definitely understand why a curfew was imposed. Nobody should want to see a repeat of the senseless violence of the past two nights.  At one point on Wednesday night, enraged protesters actually attempted to toss a news photographer into a roaring fire

Among the many reports of violence from the Charlotte, North Carolina unrest Wednesday night was one particular shocking example: rioters tried to throw a news photographer into a burning fire.

Local CW affiliate WCCB was on the scene and tweeted out images of the fire and their initial report.

If you are protesting for justice, you sure aren’t going to get it by trying to burn people alive. I don’t know how anyone out there can possibly justify the kinds of things that we have been seeing in Charlotte.

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New Video Dialogue: Presidential Election, Designated Survivor, and ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

TOPICS COVERED:

Conspiracy theories from a presidential candidate

JEB Bush & Ted Cruz’s father involved in JFK assassination
Antonin Scalia murdered
Birtherism & Hillary responsible for Birtherism

Hater vs. “Greater” and Referendum on the Secret State…

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NAACP Leader Speaking Against Cops In Charlotte Financed By George Soros "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Rev. William Barber, President of the North Carolina branch of the NAACP, speaks to protestors as they march around the executive mansion to demonstrate against voting law changes by the state's Republican-led legislature. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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Cop Caught on Video Threatening to Shoot an Innocent Group of Young Men "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

shootAn unidentified Philly cop has been captured on cell phone video saying he'd 'only shoot one' of a group of black men minding their own business.

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When to Invite the Far Right to the Party "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I think it’s fair to call Jacobin a Trotskyist Marxist publication, since its publisher freely self-identifies that way. For you, maybe that means that you’re not interested in anything they say. For me, it means that I don’t share their agenda. Yet, we do sometimes come to similar conclusions and make like points. I recognized a lot of my own analysis in Marshall Steinbaum’s latest piece which bears the subtitle: Blame Elites for the Far Right’s Rise.

Steinbaum seeks to draw parallels between the mainstream right’s reaction to the election of Barack Obama and the mainstream right in Germany’s Weimar Republic’s decision to invite the far right into their political coalition. Put less diplomatically, Steinbaum is arguing that German rightwing economic elites and industrialists grew frustrated with their inability to form governing coalitions during Weimar and decided to use the numbers and enthusiasm provided by the Nazis to put them over the top. Obviously, they soon thereafter discovered that the tail was wagging the dog.

The obvious problem here is that it fulfills Godwin’s Law at the outset, with the accompanying risk that people won’t take his argument seriously.

DONNIE: They were Nazis, Walter?
WALTER: They were threatening castration, Donnie. Do you want to split hairs here?

But this line of argument is justified because it’s based on a presumption that human nature is consistent and stable, and that rightwing financial elites faced with a persistent difficulty in crafting sufficiently large political coalitions will succumb to the same temptations in the 2010s that lured them in during the 1920s.

On the most basic level, there are always more workers than bosses and more ordinary people than rich people. Therefore, it’s a natural challenge for rightwing economic barons to form majorities or even pluralities that can gain enough power to govern. They traditionally have the advantage of buying ink by the barrel, and in recent times they’ve formed think tanks and professorships, allowing them to manufacture “research” that supports anything from the safety of tobacco to the myth of climate change. They also utilize nationalism, chauvinism, white ethno-religious supremacy, and huge helpings of fear to shift Average Joe’s focus from his financial self-interest to resentment of “an effete core of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.”

That rightwing political parties, sponsored by hoarding rightwing economic elites, will feel the need to fund fake research and news and to make these crass appeals is baked in the cake. Without it, they’d struggle to get 2% of the vote.

But getting over the political hump can be easy or it can be hard. The far right can be taken for granted or even actively shunned in good times. What the 2008 and 2012 election results showed, however, is that these are no longer good times for a party that seeks to represent elite rightwing business interests on the backs of modestly conservative white middle class and working class folks. In the wake of the 2012 election, Sean Trende tried to reassure conservatives that all was not lost. He wrote a very influential piece, The Missing White Voters, that had (as it turned out) an unfortunate thesis. Trende argued that “a large portion of the demographic change we saw in the 2012 electorate was not due to increased turnout, but rath...

Too Big to Compromise "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Vox just published an interview that Zack Beauchamp conducted with Samuel Goldman, a professor of political theory at George Washington University. It's worth reading in it's entirety, but I particularly like this following segment where Goldman explains why the really angry Tea Party/Trump bloc of the Republican base is so frustrated.

One of the difficulties is what you might call the Trump bloc. I'm using this to refer to a silent majority that isn't a majority and is not particularly silent: whites, generally older, generally less educated, although of course with exemptions for all of those generalizations.

[This group] is a very, very awkward size. It seems to be somewhere between 30 and 40 percent of the electorate, which is big enough that it feels like a majority but small enough that it isn't actually a majority.

That's a very uncomfortable place to be, politically, because smaller groups I think come to appreciate, not immediately but eventually, that they have to compromise and form coalitions. Larger groups can just win.

But this group doesn't seem small enough to compromise or big enough to win. That makes people very angry. I think some of that anger is reflected not just in Trump's campaign but in the sort of rhetoric you see around the rallies. And everyone has seen footage of people who are just hopping mad in a way that I suspect is alien not just to the journalists who cover them but also to movement conservatives who have claimed to speak for them in the past.

Goldman discusses this same theme elsewhere in the interview, referring to "the story of a minority that thinks it's a majority."

I think we can do a lot with this basic insight. For starters, it really illuminates the problems John Boehner encountered as Speaker, where he kept trying to explain to both his own caucus and to the party base that they simply couldn't impose their will on the president because they didn't have the votes. He simply was not believed. It seemed like even the suggestion was like waving a red cape in front of a bull, and it didn't matter if they had a hundred thousand votes to repeal ObamaCare or only several dozen, the point would not be received or accepted.

Maybe the underlying problem wasn't so much that people were ignorant of parliamentary rules and procedure or the separation of powers. Maybe the root of this conflict, which ultimately doomed both Boehner and his underboss Cantor, is that the base of the party is too big to realize that it has no choice but to compromise.

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What's Left for the GOP to Build On? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Liberals always seem to be asking why it is that so many people of modest economic means choose to vote against their own interests for a party that wants to cut their entitlement benefits, give huge tax cuts to millionaires, do less to protect their environment, deny them access to health care, and undermine their public schools. For those of us who have explained that race-hatred, provincial ethno-religious bigotry and fantasies of revenge are more important to them, the ascendency of Donald Trump has been a vindication. We've been accused of cultural elitism, of playing the race card, of making "everything about race," and it hasn't been pleasant to take that criticism over the years. Even now, there are folks like Damon Linker who insist that we're unrealistically oblivious to human nature and that our accusations are mostly nonsense.

But the real problem with the way [Zack] Beauchamp and so many others on the center-left talk about those on the nationalist right is that it displays outright contempt for particularistic instincts that are not and should not be considered morally and politically beyond the pale. On the contrary, a very good case can be made that these instincts are natural to human beings and even coeval with political life as such — and that it is the universalistic cosmopolitanism of humanitarian liberalism (or progressivism) that, as much as anything, has provoked the right-wing backlash in the first place.

Underlying liberal denigration of the new nationalism — the tendency of progressives to describe it as nothing but "racism, Islamophobia, and xenophobia" — is the desire to delegitimize any particularistic attachment or form of solidarity, be it national, linguistic, religious, territorial, or ethnic.

As recently as yesterday, I acknowledged that liberal cultural dominance is causing a reactionary response. It's not that I don't understand human nature. I'm just not inclined to give people much of a break for being primarily motivated by religious bigotry, white supremacy, and fear.

It's clearer than ever now that the Republican orthodoxy on economics and foreign policy doesn't matter to their base, and that their standards on social issues are flexible enough to accommodate a leader and noted family man like Donald Trump. The base does not care about free trade. They don't care what Trump proposes, either way. As long as he's giving the middle finger to the people who have failed them and all their traditional enemies, Trump can do no wrong.

Jennifer Rubin describes this as the literal death of the Republican Party. But she has no idea how ridiculous she sounds when she talks about being part of a post-election #NeverTrump vanguard that will decide who has and who has not irredeemably sinned against the tenets of the faith.

Any who excuse Trump’s involvement in birtherism and defend his current lies should not have a seat at the center-right political party...

...The verdict will not be pretty on the GOP voters who supported him, but going forward the goal must be to never again nominate someone who appeals to our most negative, darkest impulses...

...Anyone who refused to embrace Trump, who stood up to his lies, who refused to put party ahead of country should be at the vanguard of the future center-right party. That may include people with exceptionally different ideological views (e.g., former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and Sen. Ted Cruz [Tex.])...

A Song of Your Own "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Stupid got you down? Campaign stripping your spirit down to the studs?

Yeah, me, too.

So, here, have something diverting and uplifting and very cool.

You can stream the original here. It's Track 8.

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Early Votes and Tea Leaves "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The voting is nearly upon us. In fact, many absentee ballots have already been requested and quite a few have already been returned. So, it's now possible to begin reading some tea leaves.

The best way to do this is not to look strictly at the party registration of ballot requesters because there are a lot of states, particularly in the South and in Appalachia, where likely Republican voters are still registered as Democrats. The best way to judge how things are going is to compare this year to the same point in the cycle four years ago.

Based on that type of analysis, done by the Associated Press, the first batch of results look solid for Clinton in North Carolina and somewhat worrying for her in Iowa.

Overall, for a variety of reasons including a superior ground game, the Democrats do better than the Republicans in getting people to vote early. So, in Iowa, for example, "Democrats dominate the early requests with 40,476 or roughly 60 percent of the ballots so far, compared to 13,011 or 19 percent for Republicans." But that's actually bad news for Clinton because four years ago "92,850 Democrats had requested ballots at this point, compared to 13,635 for Republicans."

In other words, the Republicans are about the same, but Democrats have requested less than half the ballots they asked for by this stage in 2012. This is important because Obama actually lost the Election Day voting in Iowa and yet won the state based on the margins he built up in early voting.

By contrast, in North Carolina "Democrats made up 40 percent of the ballots returned so far compared to 33 percent for Republicans. At this point in 2012, Republicans were running slightly ahead, 43 percent to 38 percent, in ballots submitted."

Ballots returned is a different (and more important) metric than ballots requested, and it's a positive sign for Clinton that she's doing better in North Carolina than Obama did four years ago.

Ohio doesn't break things down by party, but I think there's reason to believe that Clinton is doing well there, too.

In Ohio, election officials reported Monday that more than 524,000 voters had submitted absentee ballot applications. That's up from nearly 485,000 during a similar period in 2012, when a record 1.87 million absentee ballots ultimately were cast by mail and in person, according to the secretary of state's office.

The reason I suspect this is good news is that I can see that requests from Republicans are flat in Iowa and that returns are down in North Carolina. In addition, Democrats tend to utilize early voting more. Therefore, an increase in overall requests in Ohio suggests an advantage for Clinton and less of a probability of the enthusiasm drop-off we see in Iowa.

Overall, the data here provide a mixed and ambiguous message. There's definitely a problem in Iowa, which we've seen reflected in the polls. But, in this trio of states, Iowa has the fewest Electoral Votes and is therefore the least important. Signs of strength in North Carolina more than offset concerns about Iowa, and the numbers out of Ohio may be hard to gauge but they're not immediately troublesome for the Clinton campaign.

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Dr. Awada: The pill mill doctor who prescribed thousands of opioids & billed dead patients "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A former Michigan doctor who ran a pill mill for 16 months, distributing tens of thousands of narcotics and controlled substances to people who didn't need them for medical purposes, has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle a federal lawsuit that accused him of, among other things, falsifying records to charge dead patients, subjecting patients to unnecessary tests and billing for office visits that never happened. The settlement was announced Wednesday, amid National Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week, and came nearly four years after Hussein Awada, 46, was accused of defrauding Medicare, Medicaid and Blue Cross Blue Shield of about $2.3 million. He was charged in December 2012 of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance and conspiring to commit health care fraud. Awada pleaded guilty and was sentenced last November to seven years in federal prison. In 2013, a separate civil lawsuit accused him of defrauding government programs — a violation of the False Claims Act. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Michigan. Investigation into Awada began in 2011, after his former receptionist alerted the Drug Enforcement Administration about his medical practice.

18:53

A university is threatening to punish students who discuss their suicidal thoughts with friends "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In the winter of 2015, a student at Northern Michigan University named Katerina Klawes sought out help at the university's counseling office. She had been sexually assaulted in July of 2014 and wanted to talk about her experiences with a professional. On March 25, 2015, she got an alarming email from Mary Brundage, associate dean of students at NMU, which read, in part, as follows:

18:52

Russian Defense Ministry Confirms US Drone Was Present in Area of Attack on UN Convoy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Russian Defense Ministry also has proof the drone took off from Turkey’s Incirlik air base Facts available to the Russian Defense Ministry prove unambiguously a US Predator drone from Turkey’s Incirlik airbase was present in the zone of attack…

18:50

Turkey And The PKK: Mutual Violence Is Not The Answer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Turkey’s President Erdogan has claimed that military operations against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) will continue until “the very last rebel is killed.” What is puzzling about this statement is that after more than 30 years of violence that has…

18:50

FED LEAVES INTEREST RATE UNCHANGED (AGAIN) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

gold-1906-e1462496209893GOLD ADVANCES BEFORE AND AFTER ANNOUNCEMENT The U.S. Federal Reserve Policy Committee tried, but once again failed to act on its December 2015 forecast of four interest rate increases this year. Committee Chair Janet Yellen stated that the Fed remains data dependent “and the recent data just does not support a move higher.” Furthermore, “I’m…

18:48

Heartbreaking Video of Toddler Pulling at Overdosed Mom Exposes the Horror of the Drug War "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

heroinA hard to watch video was posted online showing a mother laying on the store after a heroin overdose as her 2-year-old daughter tries to revive her.

18:46

Double Celebration for Seriake Dickson as Wife Gives Birth to Quadruplets "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bayelsa State Governor, Sseriake Dickson celebrating with his wife....File Pics

Bayelsa State Governor, Sseriake Dickson celebrating with his wife….File Pics


LAGOS SEPTEMBER 23RD (URHOBOTODAY)-What else could one describe recent happenings to the family of Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson than to say it is double blessing and celebration.
Just yesterday, Appeal court sitting in Abuja upheld the victory of Seriake Dickson as Governor of Bayelsa state.
The celebration was still on when news broke out that his wife, Rachel Dickson gave birth to quadruplets, a boy and three girls after many years of childlessness.
Urhobotoday gathered that the mother and children are doing very well.
Saint Mienpamo, Special Assistant on Research & Social Media to the Governor said the ”Governor’s joy knows no bound.”
The latest news has been tagged a double celebration as the governor’s re-election was overwhelmingly upheld by the Appeal Court in Abuja yesterday.

18:46

What Second Half Rebound? Q3 &Q4 GDP Estimates Now In Freefall "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

GDP estimates for third and fourth quarter are now in a free-fall. Last Friday the FRBNY Nowcast was in a …

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18:46

Fire-Earth Volcano Alert: MDR5 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

CJ Members FIRE-EARTH Volcano Alert: MDR5 Details of the Alert are available from FIRE-EARTH AQUAMARINE BEACONS.    Filed under: News Alert Tagged: AQUAMARINE BEACONS, CJ Members, Fire-Earth Alert, Fire-Earth Volcano Alert, volcano alert, Volcano Alert MDR5

18:44

Muslim Mob Beats Christian Women And Children For Being “Impure” In Pakistan… "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Via Christian Post: A drunken Muslim mob in Pakistan stormed the homes of Christians and beat men, women and children because they deemed the Christian residents to be “ritually impure.” As the systematic persecution of Christians in Pakistan continues to increase across the country and the situation shows no signs of improvement, the London-based charity […]

18:43

Why the Recent Developments in Syria Show that the Obama Administration Is in a State of Confused Agony "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Written by TheSaker; Originally appeared at his blog

The latest developments in Syria are not, I believe, the result of some deliberate plan of the USA to help their “moderate terrorist” allies on the ground, but they are the symptom of something even worse: the complete loss of control of the USA over the situation in Syria and, possibly, elsewhere.  Let me just re-state what just happened:

First, after days and days of intensive negotiations, Secretary Kerry and Foreign Minister Lavrov finally reached a deal on a cease-fire in Syria which had the potential to at least “freeze” the situation on the ground until the Presidential election in the USA and a change in administration (this is now the single most important event in the near future, therefore no plans of any kind can extend beyond that date).

Then the USAF, along with a few others, bombed a Syrian Army unit which was not on the move or engaged in intense operations, but which was simply holding a key sector of the front.  The US strike was followed by a massive offensive of the “moderate terrorists” which was barely contained by the Syrian military and the Russian Aerospace forces.  Needless to say, following such a brazen provocation the cease-fire was dead.  The Russians expressed their total disgust and outrage at this attacked and openly began saying that the Americans were “недоговороспособны”.  What that word means is literally “not-agreement-capable” or unable to make and then abide by an agreement.  While polite, this expression is also extremely strong as it implies not so much a deliberate deception as the lack of the very ability to make a deal and abide by it.  For example, the Russians have often said that the Kiev regime is “not-agreement-capable”, and that makes sense considering that the Nazi occupied Ukraine is essentially a failed state.  But to say that a nuclear world superpower is “not-agreement-capable” is a terrible and extreme diagnostic.  It basically means that the Americans have gone crazy and lost the very ability to make any kind of deal.  Again, a government which breaks its promises or tries to deceive but who, at least in theory, remains capable of sticking to an agreement would not be described as “not-agreement-capable”.  That expression is only used to describe an entity which does not even have the skillsetneeded to negotiate and stick to an agreement in its political toolkit.  This is an absolutely devastating diagnostic.

Next came the pathetic and absolutely unprofessional scene of US Ambassador Samantha Powers simply walking out of a UNSC meeting when the Russian representative was speaking.  Again, the Russians were simply blown away, not by the infantile attempt at offending, but at the total lack of diplomatic professionalism shown the Powers.  From a Russian point of view, for one superpower to simply walk out at the very moment the other superpower is making a crucial statement is simply irresponsible and, again, the sign that their American counterparts have totally “lost it”.

Finally, there came the crowning moment: the attack of the humanitarian convey in Syria which the USA blamed, of course, on Russia.  The Russians, again, could barely believe their own eyes.  First, this was such a blatant and, frankly, Kindergarten-level attempt to show that “the Russians make mistakes too” and that “the Russians killed the cease-fire”.  Second, there was this amazing statement of the Americans who said there are only two air forces which could have done that – either the Russians or the Syrians (how the Americans hoped to get away with this in an airspac.....

18:43

Scottish freshwater pearls, in history and now "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This 2015 video is about freshwater pearl mussels in the Arn river in France.

By Peter Frost in Britain:

The beauty that transfixed emperors and popes alike

Friday 23rd September 2016

Scottish freshwater pearls’ fame was such that it is believed to have prompted Julius Caesar’s invasion of Britain. Be that as it may, PETER FROST decided to investigate

Julius Caesar’s biographer, Suetonius, tells us it was admiration for the rare and beautiful product of a curious river creature known as Margaritifera margaritifera that led the Roman proconsul to invade what is now [Britain] in 55BC.

Even in pre-Roman times the Scots had discovered that their clean, fast flowing rivers, burns and streams were home to a freshwater mussel that, as well as being a useful food source, sometimes hid a beautiful pastel-coloured pearl inside its rather plain shell.

Pearl fishing plays a rich part in Scotland’s history and culture. In the 12th century Alexander I, king of Scots had a vast pearl collection. The epic 14th-century medieval poem The Parl takes freshwater pearl mussels as its theme.

By 1355 Scottish pearls were being exported to Paris. Pope Pius II, on his visit to Scotland in 1435, named four main products that Scotland exported to Europe. They were hides, wool, salted fish and pearls.

The other better known Scottish export Uisge beatha, the water of life — whisky — wasn’t invented until around 1494.

The crown of Scotland was first made for the 1306 coronation of Robert the Bruce and then enlarged and enriched for James V in 1540. It is of Scottish gold encrusted with rubies, diamonds, amethysts and large Scottish freshwater pearls.

As early as 1621 the Privy Council of Scotland issued a proclamation that all pearls found in Scottish rivers would become the property of the Crown.

By the 18th century pearl mussel populations were declining dramatically....

18:43

Chart Of The Day: The LBO Up North——-Canada’s Household Debt Ratio Goes Parabolic "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

  http://wolfstreet.com/2016/09/23/bis-oecd-warn-on-canadian-housing-bubble-debt-see-no-exit/    

18:38

Mike Ditka: ‘I Have No Respect for Colin Kaepernick’ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 15: Former head coach Mike Ditka of the Chicago Bears watches from the sidelines during the first quarter at Soldier Field on December 15, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
Mike Ditka says Colin Kaepernick should leave the United States if he dislikes it so much.

18:38

David Brooks on why Hillary Clinton isn’t winning by more "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Here is one bit from a very good column:

She’s always been the duller, unfashionable foil.

Her donor base and fund-raising style is out of another era. Obama and Sanders tapped into the energized populist base, but Clinton has Barbra Streisand, Cher and a cast of Wall Street plutocrats. Her campaign proposals sidestep the cutting issues that have driven Trump, Sanders, Brexit and the other key movements of modern politics. Her ideas for reducing poverty are fine, but they are circa Ed Muskie: more public works jobs, housing tax credits, more money for Head Start.

Interesting throughout.  Here were my earlier thoughts on the matter, cited by David too.  Here are thoughts from John Judis.

The post David Brooks on why Hillary Clinton isn’t winning by more appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

18:35

The End of the Beginning at Wells Fargo "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. –Winston Churchill The old reprobate got that one right, didn’t he? This post will be absurdly short (for Naked Capitalism) and absurdly sweet (for Naked Capitalism). […]

18:33

Hey Millennials, Here’s What Gary Johnson Believes (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

After reading in The New York Times that 26 percent of young voters support Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, Mother Jones blogger Kevin Drum compiled a list of Johnson’s positions on matters young voters seem to care about.

Combining “various pieces of evidence,” “reasonable assumptions” and “a bit of arithmetic,” Drum reckons “that somewhere around a fifth of young liberal voters,” who would vote for Bernie Sanders if given the opportunity, “are casting their lot with Johnson.”

“In one sense, this is easy to understand,” he reasons. ”Johnson favors legalization of marijuana. He’s good on civil liberties and wants to cut way back on overseas military interventions. He’s moderate on immigration. He’s pro-choice and supports gay rights. There are plenty of things for Bernie supporters to like about him.”

But “Johnson is a libertarian,” he adds. Drum then lists recorded positions Johnson either holds or has held on nearly 20 key issues.

* He supports TPP.
* He supports fracking.
* He opposes any federal policies that would make college more affordable or reduce student debt. In fact, he wants to abolish student loans entirely.
* He thinks Citizens United is great.
* He doesn’t want to raise the minimum wage. At all.
* He favors a balanced-budget amendment and has previously suggested that he would slash federal spending 43 percent in order to balance the budget. This would require massive cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and social welfare programs of all kinds.
* He opposes net neutrality.
* He wants to increase the Social Security retirement age to 75 and he’s open to privatization.
* He opposes any kind of national health care and wants to repeal Obamacare.
* He opposes practically all forms of gun control.
* He opposes any kind of paid maternity or medical leave.
* He supported the Keystone XL pipeline.
* He opposes any government action to address climate change.
* He wants to cut the corporate tax rate to zero.
* He appears to believe that we should reduce financial regulation. All we need to do is allow big banks to fail and everything will be OK.
* He wants to remove the Fed’s mandate to maximize employment and has spoken favorably of returning to the gold standard.
* He wants to block-grant Medicare and turn it over to the states.
* He wants to repeal the 16th Amendment and eliminate the income tax, the payroll tax, and the estate tax. He would replace it with a 28 percent FairTax that exempts the poor. This is equivalent to a 39 percent sales tax, and it would almost certainly represent a large tax cut for the rich.

Also of paramount interest to young voters, elsewhere at Mother Jones, site manager Jeremy Schulman posted a clip from 2011 (viewable above) in which Johnson told attendees of a National Press Club luncheon that climate change, though real and “man-caused,” “is completely inconsequential to the money that we would end up spending.”

“Should we take the long-term view when it comes to global warming?” Johnson asked. “I think that we...

18:32

Moscow is concerned about US plans to deploy new nuclear bombs in Europe "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Translated by J.Arnoldski NATO continues to expand its missile potential in Europe and Moscow is concerned over the deployment of NATO infrastructure near its borders, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov stated. "NATO members are continuing to expand their anti-missile capability in Europe in the framework of the so-called 'phased adaptive approach.' We have repeatedly expressed concern over the placement of elements of strategic infrastructure in the immediate vicinity of our borders, which directly affects our interests in the field of security," he said at a session of the Russian Public Council on International Cooperation and Public Diplomacy in the Public Chamber. Ryabkov added that the US' plans to place new nuclear bombs with increased accuracy in Europe cause serious concern. According to Ryabkov, "this might indicate an intention to use them against military targets, including populated areas during specific military scenarios."

18:31

Bayelsa State Governor’s Wife Delivered of Quadruplet in the US After Years of Waiting "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

First Lady of Bayelsa state, Dr. Rachael Dickson has been delivered of a quadruplet in the United States of America, The Nation reports. This was disclosed in a statement signed by Governor Seriake Dickson‘s Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Iworiso-Markson. “The season of celebrations continues in the family of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State […]

18:31

Tech Establishment Freaks Out over Oculus Rift Creator Palmer Luckey Backing Trump "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Palmer Luckey, co-founder of Oculus VR Inc., left, plays the new video game 'Eagle Flight VR' during an Ubisoft news conference before the start of the E3 Gaming Conference on June 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

18:30

A Summary of the Big Picture Here on Earth "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Summary of the Big Picture Here on Earth

By Jonathan Carty

So I will be sharing updates that we went over at last Sunday’s meeting. It went very well and I am always very happy to see new faces who wish to connect with others of the same interests and ideas. We are definitely in a minority. However, this is rapidly changing as our solar system moves into an area of the galaxy that is full of highly charged particles/energy. This has been scientifically verified and the effects can be seen even now as we are told those who are service to others and becoming more so and service to self beings are also becoming more so. There will be changes in people’s behavior, for better or worse. This energy is gradually removing the veil that has been pulled over our eyes and everyone is awakening from a deep sleep and realizing we have been under the control of a very nefarious group of beings who are using humanity’s fear, hatred, anxiety and misery as a source of energy.

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This is an unprecedented time as we have never before had access to so much information all at once in the billions of years this planet has been around. With the help of the internet, there are no secrets. Classified documents are being leaked. E-mails are being hacked and the information being dumped for everyone to see. There is little this Cabal can do to prevent a full awakening of the public.

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By the way, it’s okay to feel like you don’t know what you’re doing. What’s happening here on this planet has never been done before in the history of the Universe. We are literally winging it and making it up as we go. We are the pioneers of this whole thing. We have guides, but ultimately, they don’t even know how this whole thing will unfold. It will be positive, this is certain. But how it will play out it up to us and our free will. We are creating this new reality minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day. I just wanted to get that out as I need to tell this to myself quite often as I will frequently feel like i’m not doing something right or not doing...

18:30

An Elementary School Has Kids Meditate Instead Of Punishing Them And The Results Are Profound "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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By John Vibes via The Free Thought Project Baltimore, MD – It was recently reported that Robert W. Coleman Elementary in West Baltimore will be taking a […]

The post An Elementary School Has Kids Meditate Instead Of Punishing Them And The Results Are Profound appeared first on TruthTheory.

18:30

Infuriating Video: Police Brutalize & Mace a Young Girl After She Was Hit By a Car "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

liberty-government-police-stateThis week, multiple Baltimore City Police officers brutalized a young girl after she was hit by a car because she refused to allow them to take her to a hospital. According to witnesses, the girl was on a bicycle when she was hit by a car. An ambulance did not arrive on the scene, but police did,…

18:30

Charlotte Riots Show Hallmarks Of George Soros Operation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Joseph Jankowski Todd Walther, spokesman for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fraternal Order of Police told CNN’s Erin Burnett that most of those arrested during the riots...

18:30

Iraq supports oil cap to boost prices "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Markets are looking to next week's oil producers' meeting for signs of an output ceiling. But previous OPEC summits, such as the one in Vienna above, failed to reach consensus [Xinhua]

Markets are looking to next week’s oil producers’ meeting for signs of an output ceiling. But previous OPEC summits, such as the one in Vienna above, failed to reach consensus [Xinhua]


Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi has said in a statement that his country’s fixed policy will be to cap output at 4.75 to 5 million barrels a day in order to maintain a share of global energy markets.

Al-Luaibi also acknowledged that low oil prices have hurt oil producers and said that Iraq was in favor of measures to boost prices.

“Iraq’s oil policy aims at cooperating with the producers inside and outside OPEC to achieve the needed balance in supply and demand and the stability in the market,” he said in a statement released to the media.

Global energy markets are looking to an informal meeting of oil producers in Algiers next week for signs of a production quota. Previous attempts by OPEC and non-OPEC countries to reach a deal have failed.

Algeria’s state news agency cited government sources who said that if they manage to reach a consensus at next week’s meeting, they may call an extraordinary session to discuss oil prices.

Algerian Energy Minister Noureddine Bouterfa expressed optimism in an interview with Reuters Tuesday that some kind of deal could be worked out next week.

Earlier this month, Russian President Vladimir Putin said it was time for major oil producers – such as Russia and OPEC – to agree to an output cap.

Last week, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that OPEC and non-OPEC countries had almost reached a deal to stabilize oil markets and prices, adding that he expected the deal to be announced before the end of the month.

Venezuela, like Iraq, bases 95 per cent of its revenues on oil exports. The current oil glut has severely damaged Venezuela’s economy leading to food and medicine shortages.

The BRICS Post with inputs from Agencies

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18:29

“We should stay in touch, what’s the best way to contact you, email ?” "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

    Follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Support the Resistance #FREEPALESTINE #GlobalIntifada...

18:28

Our Right to Informed Consent Being Usurped – Will You Resist? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Alex Pietrowski Through case-law, as well as by the 4th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, it is well established as a legal precedent in the...

18:27

Lao PDR failing to curb pangolin and hornbill trafficking: new reports "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) has failed to address illicit wildlife trade in the country, three new reports have found. Strategically located close to China, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, Lao PDR has emerged as a notorious transit hub for trafficking of wildlife and wildlife products. But gaps in the country’s laws, as well as a lack of law enforcement, are impeding efforts to tackle wildlife trafficking, according to recent investigations by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, as well as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Secretariat. “Lao PDR clearly needs to address these issues as a matter of urgency or risk becoming dubbed the wildlife smuggling capital of Asia,” Kanitha Krishnasamy, TRAFFIC’s Senior Programme Officer in Southeast Asia, said in a statement. [caption id="attachment_189625" align="aligncenter" width="1017"] Pangolin scales observed at the Muang Sing market. Photo by E.John/TRAFFIC.[/caption] A TRAFFIC team opportunistically surveyed markets within seven Lao PDR cities for 10 days in April 2016 and three days in July 2016, and found nearly 2,800 pangolin scales for sale. These scales seemed to be targeted at Chinese clientele for use in traditional medicine or jewellery, the TRAFFIC team found. Lao PDR was also involved in a total of 43 reported pangolin trafficking incidents between 2010 and 2015, the team found, over three-fourths of which involved pangolins poached from Asian countries. More than half of the pangolin shipments were smuggled into Lao PDR from Thailand. Conservationists believe that the pangolin is the world’s most…

18:27

TV Manufacturers Get their Own Dieselgate Over Power Consumption Tests "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

El Reg reports

The NRDC [Natural Resources Defense Council] reckons TV makers are configuring sets to perform well on government tests, while in the living room they become energy hogs.

Its specific claims are:

  • The TVs perform well on the US Department of Energy-mandated energy use test--but that's based on a clip that doesn't match real-world video content. ([To El Reg,] that seems like a slip-up by the DoE);
  • TVs from Samsung, LG, and Vizio are designed to disable energy-saving features if the user changes their screen settings, but there's little or no warning about this. This, the NRDC says, can as much as double the power consumption; and
  • UHD TVs turn into energy hogs when they're playing high dynamic range (HDR) content, but HDR isn't included in the DoE's test (again, surely that means the DoE needs to update its tests?).

The NRDC says European testing seemed to match another observation it made: that during the DOE test loop, some TVs seemed to exhibit "inexplicable and sustained drops in energy use". It suggests that software is specifically detecting the test loop and adjusting the TV's performance to suit.

One assumes that "a clip" refers to the standard video loop used in the tests.


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18:24

ISIS Video Shows Brainwashed “Cubs Of The Caliphate” Training To “Conquer Jerusalem And Rome”… "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

No safe spaces in the Islamic State. Via Christian Post: A new video released by an Islamic State-run media outlet provides in depth detail into how the jihadi organization is brainwashing and training young children to become the next wave of jihadis who will help “conquer Damascus, Baghdad, Jerusalem, Mecca, Al-Medina, Dabiq, Rome and Andalusia.” […]

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Why the recent developments in Syria show that the Obama Administration is in a state of confused agony "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The latest developments in Syria are not, I believe, the result of some deliberate plan of the USA to help their “moderate terrorist” allies on the ground, but they are

18:21

Slow Colonial Genocide: Palestinian Leader Abbas asks Britain for “Balfour” Apology "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Juan Cole / Informed Comment By Juan Cole

This extended colonialism is unparalleled in the whole world: No other colonial power now existing is keeping millions stateless and without rights.


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18:21

White Helmets Deceive “Right Livelihood” and CodePink "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Rick Sterling | Dissident Voice | September 23, 2016 Manipulation of public perception has risen to a new level with the emergence of powerful social media. Facebook, Twitter and Google are multibillion dollar corporate giants hugely influencing public understanding.  Social media campaigns include paid ‘boosting’ of Facebook posts, paid promotion of Tweets, and biased […]

18:20

“A Bush told a Kennedy he’s voting for a Clinton. If you’re playing along at home, that’s Illuminati bingo. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

  She was already “selected” by #Bilderberg Follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Support the Resistance #FREEPALESTINE #GlobalIntifada...

18:20

Top bank fraud expert William Black: All of the big banks' profits come from fraud "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The country's top white collar crime expert, William Black - who put over 1,000 top S&L executives in jail for fraud, and is a professor of law and economics at the University of Missouri - confirmed recently what the alternative media has been saying for years: the business plan of Wall Street is fraud. That's their key profit center. Black also says that a British parliamentary investigation Tories found that allof the retail profits of the largest banks in the UK came from fraud. Indeed, the big banks manipulate every single market ... and routinely engage in criminal acts. Who cares?

18:20

Falling Mortgage Rates Increase Buyer Subsidy But No Longer Stimulate Sales "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There were two important releases on the US housing market today. One is the widely followed Existing Home Sales report from the NAR and the other is a lesser known but more in depth report from the online real estate brokerage Redfin.com. The Wall Street Journal reported that “Existing-Home Sales Fall for Second Straight Month,” referring to…

18:19

Creepy Clowns Are Terrorizing Children, Parents And Schools All Over America "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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An epidemic of creepy clown sightings is sweeping America, and authorities don’t know who or what is behind it.  In some instances, clowns with horrific expressions painted on their faces have been spotted standing on the side of the road, lurking near the edge of the woods or just roaming about town staring at random people.  But in other instances there have been reports of clowns actually attempting to lure children with gifts, and there have even been some reports of children running away from creepy clowns that were chasing after them.  While doing research for this article, I came across recent creepy clown sightings from South Carolina, North Carolina, Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin, California, Alabama, Georgia and West Virginia.  This is truly a nationwide phenomenon, and many believe that it will get even worse as Halloween approaches.

This creepy clown trend appears to have begun with a very disturbing case at an apartment complex in South Carolina

Donna Arnold, one of the people residing at the complex who received the letter, said she called the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office to come out to Fleetwood Manor after her son and others reported seeing clowns behind the basketball court.

“I thought my child was seeing things,” Arnold said. “And then the next day I had about 30 kids come up to me and say, ‘Did you see the clown in the woods?”

Community activist Bruce Wilson said he is getting involved at the apartments to make sure children are safe, even if the sightings turn out to be harmless.

Authorities say that their investigation into this incident found that the clowns were approaching children with the intent “to persuade them into the woods further by displaying large amounts of money“.

At least one child that personally interacted with these clowns testified “that they had can...

18:19

WaPo: Trump Is Headed for a Win, Says Professor Who Has Predicted 30 Years of Presidential Outcomes Correctly "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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American University Professor Allan Lichtman has accurately predicted every presidential election for 30 years. This year he predicts Donald Trump will win.

18:17

VIDEO: Sisi meets Trump. What could possibly go wrong? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Egyptian president met Donald Trump during visit to New York. Much backslapping ensued.

18:16

Big Players, Little Stocks, and Naked Shorts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Chris DiIorio had lost a million dollars when the penny stock he was betting on shed 98 percent of its value in a matter of weeks. But when he looked deeper, he realized this wasn’t a typical penny stock pump-and-dump scheme. He was determined to get to the bottom of it.

For one, there were two huge companies involved.

UBS, one of the world’s largest private banks, seemed to have no business trading in penny stocks. “This was a $50 billion-plus bank, it didn’t seem like penny stocks would move the needle,” DiIorio said. But just in December 2011, UBS’s trades in 32 penny stocks represented over half of the firm’s total share volume, according to his calculations.

In a one-line response to a series of detailed questions from The Intercept, UBS media relations director Peter Stack wrote in an email: “UBS applies strict due diligence and anti-money-laundering standards to all its business.”

After some research, DiIorio became even more disturbed by the presence of the other company, Knight Capital, which has traded an average of more than 2 billion shares of penny stocks daily for the past three years.

Based in Jersey City, N.J., Knight is what is called a “market maker,” a dealer that facilitates trading by actually holding shares itself, if ever so briefly, so investors can buy and sell without any delay. “They’re selling the service of convenience to investors, like a car dealer makes it easier to buy or sell a car quickly,” said Jim Angel, an associate professor specializing in market structure at Georgetown University.

Knight Capital is a giant in the field; it alone was responsible for 11 percent of all trading in U.S. stocks by volume as of 2012. It’s known in particular for speed. The ability to jump in and out of stocks quickly through electronic markets is attractive to customers and enables Knight to trade nearly $30 billion every single day. “Market making is a business where the spreads are small but the volumes are large,” Angel said. The spread is the difference between the buy price and the sell price, and it’s how Knight makes money.

DiIorio looked closely at how Knight operated. He determined that between 80 and 90 percent of its share volumes came from penny and fractional penny stocks. According to DiIorio’s calculations, Knight traded over 10 trillion shares of OTC and Pink Sheets securities from 2004 to 2012.

This level of volume persists — the most recent statistics show that 73 percent of the company’s equity share volumes in August 2016 came from penny stocks, and 81 percent as recently as May.

A share in a penny stock is worth magnitudes less than a share in Google or Apple. But the spreads — where the market makers cash in — are proportionately bigger on a penny stock. For example, if the market maker earns a penny per share of a $50 stock, that’s only a spread of .02 percent. But a stock worth 25 cents where a market maker sees even a tenth of a penny in profit represents a spread of 2 percent — a 100-fold increase.

Still, DiIorio wondered how much volume a broker would need to make any money through penny stock trading. “You would have to move hundreds of millions of shares per trade,” he said.

And, because his personal investigation had started after his shares in a company called Best Rate Travel tanked precipitously, he also wondered: Why was Knight so involved with them in particular?

While DiIorio was m...

18:15

Hillary Clinton: We Cannot End Terrorism Without Gun Control "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks about gun control during her campaign stop at the Broward College Ð Hugh Adams Central Campus on October 2, 2015 in Davie, Florida.

18:15

Cop Forced Teen To Perform Oral Sex On Himself And His Partner, Keeps Law Enforcement Certification "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Thanks to Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine, this man will be able to exit jail, obtain another job in law enforcement.

Omaha, Nebraska (TFC) – A cop took a deal in relation to charges of sexually assaulting a teenage girl and will not receive a felony conviction, will not have to register as a sex offender, will only serve a year in jail, and still currently has his law enforcement certification.

The rapist cop used a small amount of marijuana found during a traffic stop to extort a young lady into performing sexual acts. The officer made her boyfriend walk down to a nearby lake and wait for him to finish assaulting the girl. The former deputy, Cory Cooper, is 31 years old. The victim is 19.

The plea deal means he won’t have to go to trial on the charge of first-degree sexual assault. That was a felony that could have landed him in prison for twenty-five years. Instead, he’ll go to a jail where he knows the staff and will be protected from other inmates who would typically provide some form of real justice in a case like this. He will still be able to possess a firearm. There is nothing prohibiting him from being a police officer again after he serves the time for his minor crimes. In fact, he still has his law enforcement certification, even though that is expected to be stripped eventually.

Don’t worry though, he’ll be able to requalify for law enforcement work soon because he doesn’t have a felony record. Thanks to Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine, this man will be able to exit jail, obtain another job in law enforcement, and force another teenage girl to perform oral sex on him soon.

This is the American justice system. If you wonder why people riot, if you wonder why people celebrate when cops are killed, if you wonder why law enforcement in the United States is no longer respected and is viewed as an enemy of the people; remember the name Cory Cooper. It might be wise to remember the name of the prosecutor that protected the thin blue line as well. That name is Don Kleine.

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18:15

The Destruction of Libya and the Lies of Obama and Clinton "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Kurt Nimmo The following summary is from the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee report, “Libya: Examination of intervention and collapse and the UK’s...

18:14

Fire-Earth Alert: TDFV "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

CJ Members FIRE-EARTH Alert: TDFV Details of the Alert are available from FIRE-EARTH SAPPHIRE BEACONS.  Filed under: News Alert Tagged: 000923, CJ Members, Fire-Earth Alert, SAPPHIRE BEACONS, TDFV, TDFV Alert

18:14

Grande mídia ignora confissão de Temer, exceto por acusação falsa de colunista do Estadão "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ontem, Inacio Vieira do The Intercept Brasil expôs uma das mais significativas provas das verdadeiras motivações por trás do impeachment da presidente eleita, Dilma Rousseff. Em palestra para um grupo de empresários e dirigentes da política externa americana, o atual presidente, Michel Temer, admitiu que não foram as pedaladas fiscais que deram início ao processo de impeachment, mas a oposição de Dilma à plataforma neoliberal, composta de cortes em programas sociais e privatizações, proposta pelo PMDB.

Mas o que é ainda mais revelador do que o casual reconhecimento das motivações golpistas de Temer é como a grande mídia brasileira — unida em torno do impeachment — ignorou completamente o comentário do presidente. Literalmente, nenhum dos inúmeros veículos do Grupo Globo, nem o maior jornal do país, Folha, e nenhuma das revistas políticas sequer mencionou os comentários surpreendentes e incriminadores de Temer. Foi imposto um verdadeiro apagão. Enquanto diversos jornalistas e sites independentes abordaram a admissão do recém-empossado, nenhum dos grandes veículos de comunicação disse uma só palavra.

A única exceção à cortina de silêncio que se fechou foi a colunista do Estadão, Lúcia Guimarães, que investiu horas no Twitter humilhando-se, num enorme esforço em negar que Temer havia dito o que disse. Começou por insinuar que o The Intercept Brasil teria feito um “corte” suspeito no vídeo que alterava sua genuinidade — basicamente acusando Inacio Vieira de cometer uma fraude — sem apresentar nenhuma prova quanto a isso. Tudo em função de proteger Temer.

Após um colunista da Folha enviar um link para o vídeo completo, Lúcia escreveu que só poderia acreditar que Temer havia feito a afirmação quando visse os drives originais das câmeras exibidos simultaneamente. Ela acrescentou que o que torna suspeita a reportagem é o fato de Temer ser um autor de um best-seller de direito constitucional, que não diria um “despautério” desses. Apenas quando a transcrição oficial completa do Palácio do Planalto foi publicada, a colunista finalmente admitiu que Temer havia dito a tal frase, mas, em vez de retratar as acusações falsas ou se desculpar com Inacio Vieira e com o The Intercept Brasil por ter sugerido que o vídeo teria sido fraudado, ela apenas...

18:13

Congress concerned about Chinese investment in Hollywood "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The rise of Chinese investment in Hollywood is raising alarms in Congress, which could complicate studios' ambitions to strengthen ties to the Middle Kingdom. The latest salvo came in a letter from 16 members of Congress last week, which called for closer scrutiny of Chinese investment in the U.S. entertainment and media sectors. The letter cited the Dalian Wanda Group's acquisitions of Legendary Entertainment, AMC and Carmike Cinemas, and warned of "growing concerns" of Chinese efforts to exert "propaganda controls on American media." Comment: Don't the Chinese know, propaganda controls on American media is the express domain of the US government. They can control the minds of the American people, but no one else is allowed to! Wanda has been on a buying spree, of late, announcing a merger between AMC and Carmike that would make it the largest exhibitor in the world. Earlier this week, news broke that Wanda plans to form a multi-picture alliance with Sony Pictures. Rep. Chris Smith, a Republican from New Jersey, warned that growing Chinese investment could raise strategic concerns. "Would we raise questions if Russia or Iran was buying large parts of U.S. media and entertainment companies? Of course we would," Smith said in a statement to Variety. "Raising questions about Chinese investment is no different."

18:12

Ring-shaped geoglyphs found in Peru "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Dozens of circular geoglyphs, some comprising several intertwined rings, have been identified and mapped near the ancient Peruvian town of Quilcapampa, revealing that these earthen designs were created near ancient pathways used for trade. Geoglyphs are designs, which often form shapes or images, on the landscape. They are found all over the world; the most famous examples are located at Nazca, where thousands of such designs — from real and imaginary creatures to geometric shapes — have been etched into the Peruvian desert. The newly mapped geoglyphs may have had symbolic significance, possibly representing the flow of people and goods through the town at the time, according to Justin Jennings, a curator at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto who is one of the team leaders. [See Images of the Mysterious Geoglpyhs in the Ancient Town of Peru]

18:11

Mitchell: The MIT License, Line by Line "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

At his blog, Kyle E. Mitchell ("who is not your attorney") takes a close, line-by-line reading of the popular MIT software license. The details he points out begin on line one with the license's title: "'The MIT License' is a not a single license, but a family of license forms derived from language prepared for releases from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It has seen a lot of changes over the years, both for the original projects that used it, and also as a model for other projects. The Fedora Project maintains a kind of cabinet of MIT license curiosities, with insipid variations preserved in plain text like anatomical specimens in formaldehyde, tracing a wayward kind of evolution."

Despite the license being only 171 words, Mitchell finds quite a bit to expand on, such as the ambiguities of the phrase "to deal in the Software without restriction": "As a result of this mishmash of legal, industry, general-intellectual-property, and general-use terms, it isn’t clear whether The MIT License includes a patent license. The general language 'deal in' and some of the example verbs, especially 'use', point toward a patent license, albeit a very unclear one. The fact that the license comes from the copyright holder, who may or may not have patent rights in inventions in the software, as well as most of the example verbs and the definition of 'the Software' itself, all point strongly toward a copyright license." Nevertheless, Mitchell notes, "despite some crusty verbiage and lawyerly affectation, one hundred and seventy one little words can get a hell of a lot of legal work done."

18:10

Insider Leak from Fritz Springmeier "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Insider Leak from Fritz Springmeier

Editor Note: There is much going on behind the scenes that we are not privy to at the moment and there are many rumors flying around right now. As always use your own discernment on all information. Posted for people’s awareness and preparedness.

By Fritz Artz Springmeier

IT’S HERE; THIS IS IT

This is the culmination of so many things I’ve written about in the past. I finally have a date to pass on, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, (more specifically, perhaps late in the afternoon of the 30th for the IMF announcement.) (Before today, I thought it would be after Hillary was by voter-fraud & rigged voting made president.) I suggest you sit down while you read this. Insiders, who care more about their fellow humans, than the corrupt system they are part of, have whispered warnings about this. A few alert financial analysts like James Rickards have picked up on the Sept. 30th date & are warning people. Let me slow down and walk us through this financial watershed event. This kind of sudden destruction matches the prophecy of REV 18:8,10 (& PRV 6:15, ISA 30:13 & 1 THS 5:3).

PETRODOLLAR

THE DOLLAR’S STATUS AS THE WORLD’S RESERVE CURRENCY, what some call the petrodollar. Because large deals between nations are done in dollars, it can be said that 85% of global transactions are done in U.S. dollars. I have explained many times that our dollar’s VIP status globally has allowed the U.S. to create as many dollars out of thin air that it wants without destroying the dollar’s value–inflating the supply of money is simply a global tax on everyone who holds dollars, and more dollars are held by foreigners overseas than by Americans. In other words, we have been getting a free ride. I have repeatedly discussed the moves behind the scenes to dethrone the dollar. Russia & China has been working behind the scenes to get the entire world to desert us. They have also been buying up high levels of gold. Now that moment that we have wondered about is actually upon us…the date is Sept. 30, 2016, when the IMF has plans to announce a “world money”. The IMF has been issuing low key statements about this new world currency. Additionally, hidden on it’s site is a 42-page blueprint entitled “Enhancing International Financial Security” which spells out in obtuse difficult to understand jargon that they are going to announce this new “world money”. This is the “global reset” that Christine LaGarde (hd. of the IMF & Illum.) has been talking about. When our dollar crashes, the IMF will run our economy like they have been doing to other 3rd world nations in debt. The Illuminati will directly run the show (all of America’s finances) through the IMF. Foreign central banks are preparing to ship their useless dollars back to the USA.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU??

Friday the 30th will come & go like all days for you. It will be like when the 9.0 Indonesia earthquake happened. The resulting tsunami took time b...

18:10

Who Is Behind The Riots? Charlotte Police Say 70% of Those Arrested Had Out of State IDs (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

people public domainConfirming what many had suspected when viewing the sudden and intense collapse into anrchy that occurred in Charlotte this week, Todd Walther, spokesman for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fraternal Order of Police told CNN’s Erin Burnett: “This is not Charlotte that’s out here. These are outside entities that are coming in and causing these problems. These are…

18:10

Ethiopians are crying out for Freedom and Justice "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Usually September 11th, or 1st of Meskerem on the Ethiopian calendar, is a day of celebration. It is the Ethiopian new-year. However, this year there was a distinct shortage of happy gatherings or collective jubilation to mark the end of 2008 and the beginning of 2009, either inside the country or amongst the diaspora.

The country is in crisis and the majority of Ethiopians believe there is little to celebrate; instead many people spent the day in quiet reflection, dressed in black. Prayers were said at church services in Ethiopia and abroad for those who have been killed protesting (a constitutional right), by security forces of the ruling regime.

As the movement for democratic change grows, the government continues to try to put it down by violent means. Security forces indiscriminately shoot peaceful protestors in the streets, beat and intimidate others. Human Rights Watch (HRW) says they receive “daily accounts of killings and arbitrary arrests”, and estimate that up to 500 protestors have been killed since November 2015, although many inside the country put the figure higher.

Thousands have been arrested and falsely imprisoned; young people – who are leading the charge for democracy – are being specifically targeted. Torture is widespread in Ethiopian prisons, and for those detainees who have expressed political dissent, it is virtually guaranteed. Witnesses have told ESAT News (an independent broadcaster based in Europe and America) that some detained protestors have died as the result of torture, and are buried in the prison grounds.

The ruling EPRDF party (in power since 1991) was not democratically elected, and has remained in power by stealing one election after another. They demonstrate no concern for democratic principles or human rights, and like all dictatorships, will do anything to remain in power. They seem unable to grasp the severity of the current situation, or understand the feeling among the population, the vast majority of whom despise the regime and are desperate for fundamental change. Protestors are calling on the government to step down, and for real and honest democratic elections to be held.

Government ministers and spokespersons repeatedly claim that ‘outside forces’, and ‘anti peace elements’ (whatever they may be) are behind the popular uprising. This, of course, is nothing more than propaganda; complete lies promulgated to appease the EPRDF’s benefactors and maintain the false image of a democratic government, concerned with national and regional stability and the wellbeing of its citizens. They refuse to enter into meaningful discussions with opposition leaders and activists, and have sanctioned a policy of violence, which they presumably hope will frighten the people into collective submission once more. But the democratic genie is out of the bottle and the regime’s heavy-handed, not to say criminal actions, are only serving to inflame the situation.

In an action that reveals their crude and bullish approach, over a thousand regime soldiers have now been stationed in Bahir-Dar in the Amhara region, where a dignified ‘stay-at-home’ protest has been taking place for weeks. Such an intimidating presence will further antagonise local people, and strengthen already existing anger. Troops were transported on Ethiopia Airlines commercial planes on September 1st, and are now receiving their deadly orders from the Chief of Staff, Samora Yunis, who has set up base in the city. The Internet (which is controlled by the government) in the region remains largely shut down, and locals suspect telephone calls are being monitored.

Growing Unity

Freedom and justice are like healthy seeds – once planted their growth and realization is inevitable. It is a question of when they blossom, not if. The desire for these basic human rights, so long denied, is now f.........

18:10

Over 120 rebels quit Syria's Homs under deal with Syrian government "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

More than 120 rebels and dozens of their relatives on Thursday left the last rebel-held district of Syria's Homs city under a deal with the regime, the governor said. The group was the second wave of fighters to leave the Waer neighbourhood under an agreement reached between opposition and government forces in December. The United Nations oversaw the original deal but was not present during Thursday's operation, and its decision to stay away delayed the evacuation, which had been due to start Monday. Homs governor Talal Barazi told reporters that "123 armed men and 157 civilians from the families of the armed men left to northern Homs province". The evacuees were headed to Dar al-Kubra, which is under rebel control.

18:06

Sunlight’s work uncovering superdelegate lobbyists featured on 'Full Frontal with Samantha Bee' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sunlight has finally made it big on basic cable: Our investigative work tracking lobbyist superdelegates at the Democratic National Convention was featured on "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee!"

There are 712 so-called voting superdelegates composed of former and current elected officials as well as members of the Democratic National Committee. Superdelegates can support whomever they choose and are not bound by any primary or caucus result. And, as we found in our report, some of the superdelegates also happen to be lobbyists for special interests.

We chatted with the Full Frontal team beforehand to talk about our findings and point to a few of the most interesting lobbyist superdelegates, including Andres Ramirez, a superdelegate from Nevada. From our July 28 report: “According to disclosure documents from the Nevada legislature, as recently as 2015 Ramirez represented a company called Community Loans of America Inc., which is the parent company of several payday and title loan lenders.”

Bee had a lengthy, awkward and pointedly funny conversation with Ramirez about his role as a lobbyist who also is a superdelegate, which you can watch above. 

Read our full piece, "Influence at the DNC: More than 60 superdelegates are registered lobbyists," and thanks to our (new) friends at Full Frontal, which airs Monday nights on TBS.

18:06

SYRIA FIGHTS COLONIALISM: AUSTRALIA, UK, DEMARK CONFIRM ROLES IN BRUTAL DEIR EZZOR MASSACRE "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 MADDCOLDSONOFKUFA by Jonathan Azaziah Weekend massacre executed against Syrian troops atop Deir Ezzor’s Thardeh Mountain now looks like some kind of a murderous colonialist get-together as Australia, the UK and Denmark have all admitted their role in the unspeakable atrocity. Their statements on the crime read just about identically, with each respective […]

18:05

Wall Street Vultures Descend On Debt-Ridden Puerto Rico "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Despite only making headlines in recent months, the economic crisis in Puerto Rico has been developing and worsening for the past several years, a crisis which has led to Puerto Rico being dubbed “the Greece of the Caribbean.” In this…

18:04

Obama Boom Builds Obamatowns "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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According to the megaphones of the Progressive-controlled media, the Obama economy is booming.  For the investor class, it has been a rising tide that lifts all yachts or as it is expressed in Bloomberg, “When President Barack Obama was elected in November 2008, the U.S. economy was shrinking at a rate unmatched since World War II. In the seven years between then and his final State of the Union address Tuesday night, global investors have enjoyed stellar results from the rapidly expanding Obama economy.”

According to Paul Krugman in The Obama Boom, “The ... Obama economy offers a powerful lesson... From a conservative point of view, Mr. Obama did everything wrong, afflicting the comfortable (slightly) and comforting the afflicted (a lot), and nothing bad happened. We can, it turns out, make our society better after all.”

And according to President Obama himself, everything is coming up roses: “Companies are investing; consumers are spending and American manufacturing, energy, technology, autos all are booming. And thanks to the decisions that we've made and the resilience of the American people, we've recovered faster and come farther from the recession than almost any other advanced country on earth. So the good news is the economy clearly is getting stronger, things are getting better, engines are revving a little bit louder.”

A chicken in every pot, a car in every garage, a flat screen in every living room, a cell phone in every hand, and a check in every mail box.  Ah yes, haven’t we heard all this for years, while anyone who works knows that wages have been stagnant for years.  Anyone who does their own shopping knows food prices have gone through the roof.  And anyone who has lost their job through the destruction of America’s manufacturing knows that a part time job at the Kwiki Mart doesn’t replace a full time job with benefits.

The political class, their pet economists, and the fellow-travelers among the media may trumpet that the Obama economy is booming.  They may tell us we must all troop like mind numb robots to the polls and make sure Hillary has the opportunity to give us a third term to complete the transfor...

18:03

India sign deal with France to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

India has signed one of its biggest defense deals in decades, committing to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from French aviation company Dassault. The agreement will set Delhi back $8.8 billion. The agreement was signed on Friday by India's defense minister, Manohar Parrikar, and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian. The deal follows four years of negotiations, delays and obstacles. "You can only ever be completely sure once [the deal] has been signed and that's what happened today," Le Drian after the ceremony, referring to the delays, AFP reported. Parrikar said the deal will "significantly improve India's strike and defense capabilities," according to Reuters.

18:03

Intel 600P Series SSD NVMe M.2 Linux Tests "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Last month Intel introduced the 600P Series solid-state drives as the most competitively-priced NVMe SSDs launched to date. Here are a few Linux comparison benchmarks from my initial testing of the SSDPEKKW256G7X1 M.2 SSD on Linux.

18:03

Group with ties to Soros launches Putin-Trump conspiracy site "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A website peddling conspiracy theories about Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin was launched Wednesday by individuals with ties to left-wing billionaire George Soros. The site, www.putintrump.org, claims that "Donald Trump's lavish praise of Russian president Vladimir Putin, his criticism of our strategic NATO alliance, and his campaign staff's close financial ties to pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine put our national security interests at risk." According to GotNews, Soros-tied PR firm Ripple Strategies sent out an internal memo from co-founder Glenn Turner Tuesday evening announcing the site's launch. It described it as a site "that rigorously details and analyzes the disturbing, unprecedented ties between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin." Far more disturbing for others, however, should be the unprecedented lengths to which the Western globalists and their allies on the Left will go to sink Donald Trump's campaign. Ripple Strategies lists Soros' Open Society Foundations as a client, but a deeper dig reveals that the putintrump.org's ties to George Soros go far further than just its PR firm.

18:02

Syria: Why Washington is Determined to Oust Assad Even if it Means Supporting the Terrorists "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Washington will stop at nothing to remove Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. There will never be peace in Syria as long as Washington and Israel continue to arm and support terrorists groups including the Islamic State, the Al-Nusra Front and other…

18:01

Join Hackaday For an NYC Meetup "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On the eve of the New York Maker Faire, Hackaday is throwing a meetup in the heart of Manhattan. Join us next Thursday for a low-key get-together, a few talks on assistive technologies, and a demo of the coolest new tool in recent memory.

Although these meetups are highly informal (and bringing some of the cool stuff you’ve built is encouraged), we do have a few speakers lined up. Holly Cohen and John Schimmel of DIYAbility are speaking about using homebrew devices for making everyone’s life easier. Johnny Falla of the Enable Community Foundation will give a talk about using 3D printing technology to make hyper-affordable prosthetic devices for underserved populations. Chad Leaman will be representing the Neil Squire Society and will speak about using technology to empower people with disabilities.

As always, snacks and drinks will be provided, and like all Hackaday meetups, bring some cool gear or whatever project you’re working on along with you. This bring-a-hack isn’t a competition, but if it was, we know who would win. Nisan Larea will be attending the meetup, demoing the Wazer desktop waterjet cutter. We caught a glimpse of this machine in San Francisco, and it’s amazing. If you want to see the Wazer waterjet before Maker Faire, this is your chance.

This month’s Hackaday NYC meetup will be at Pivotal Labs, 625 Avenue of the Americas, on Thursday, September 29. It would be really, really cool if you could RSVP beforehand.

This is Hackaday’s pre-game for the World Maker Faire. We’ll be attending, scoping out all the coolest projects and products from this year’s NYC Maker Faire. Find one of the Hackaday crew at the faire, and we’ll hook you up with some swag.


Filed under: cons, Hackaday Columns

18:01

Weaponized Immigration "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Front Page Magazine, by Michael Cutler, Sept. 22, 2016: The United States is at war with international terrorists, who, as the 9/11 Commission noted, must first enter the United States in order to attack it. Consider the preface of the official … Continue reading

18:00

What is DevOps? Bridget Kromhout Explains "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bridget Kromhout can be found traveling and speaking at conferences on a variety of DevOps topics. She is a global core organizer for devopsdays and is on the program committee for Velocity in addition to organizing local tech meetups in Minneapolis. She is a Principal Technologist for Cloud Foundry at Pivotal and a host of the Arrested DevOps podcast.

Linux.com: Why are so many organizations embracing DevOps?

18:00

Conference Board Leading Economic Index Declined in August, Disappoints Expectations "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Latest Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for August decreased 0.2 percent to 124.1 from July's 124.3 and a downward revision was made to June's number. The latest indicator value came in below the 0.1 month...

The Old Wall Street Trader Is Dead, Algo’s Now Rule the Day "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The classic Wall Street trader is dead. For decades or even centuries, the professional investment markets were characterized by smart individuals buying and selling stocks, bonds, currencies, and commodities based on intuition...

17:59

ICE Agents Bust 36 Fugitive Illegal Immigrants in National Roundup "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested 36 fugitives as part of a nationwide effort who had previously been ordered deported but remained.

17:57

Watch: Dodgers’ Chase Utley Makes Crazy No-Look Put-Out "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley turned an easy play into a highlight reel play Thursday against the Colorado Rockies. Down 3-1 in the top of the fourth inning, Rockies pitcher Tyler Chatwood hit a weak grounder to Utley, who misplayed the ball. The ball bounced off Utley, but he quickly turned, grabbed the ball and tossed it backwards to first baseman Adrian Gonzalez without looking to get Chatwood out. The Dodgers came back to win the game 7-4. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

17:54

Democracy and politics - The illusory elections "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In this chapter, Democracy and politics - The illusory elections, we ask the question why people simply do not vote differently in our democratic elections. We also question whether or not it makes any significant difference which of the major and well-known parties or presidential candidates we choose to vote for. Is it even possible to vote away the most fundamental disadvantages and inequalities in society?

17:54

Syrian War Report – September 22, 2016: Russia to Test Modern Weapon Systems in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

22.09.2016 The Syrian army, Hezbollah and Liwaa Al-Quds, supported by Russian warplanes, launched an attack on Jaish al-Fatah militants in the Old Ramouseh Neighborhood of Aleppo city. Following an intense firefight, the pro-government forces took control of the Ramouseh Bakery. If the Old Ramouseh Neighborhood is secured, the Sheikh Sa’eed Neighborhood will become the next […]

17:52

The US Attack near Deir ez-Zor as Seen from the Middle East "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Yuriy Zinin – New Eastern Outlook – September 23, 2016 “The American bombing in Deir ez-Zor, pieces of evidence and responses”, “An outrageous back stab”, “What is behind the American onslaught?” – those are the headlines one could run across while looking through the Middle Eastern media sources on the recent raid of the […]

17:51

Fuel your heart and power your life... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This article is based upon interviews with leading experts including noted cardiologist in lead up to this year's World Heart Day. Hypertension is emerging as major risk factor for cardio-vascular diseases and referred to as 'silent killer'.

17:51

Who’s Behind the Charlotte Riots? Police Say 70% of Arrests are from Out of State Being Bussed In "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

charlotteThe head of the police union confirmed that criminals are being brought in, literally by the busload, to cause violence and chaos in Charlotte.

17:51

Intel SITREP Report — GCR/RV, Republic, Military, Cabal, NESARA/GESARA "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Intel SITREP Report — GCR/RV, Republic, Military, Cabal, NESARA/GESARA

Editor Note: There is much going on behind the scenes that we are not privy to at the moment and there are many rumors flying around right now. As always use your own discernment on all information. Posted for people’s awareness and preparedness.

Received via email for publication…

Good afternoon currency community,
Ok, here’s what we know after last nights intel drop…

The final military special forces ops and ghost tactical sweeps have begun, we are hearing the mission is casually being called “Operation Catch & Release ” for obvious reasons.  This sweep includes corporate bad actors of the cabal as well as military and government high profile targets, basically, anyone on the “super naughty list” is now being permanently terminated–no questions asked, no arrests, no courts, no stinking badges.

Sadly, this is the ultra aggressive military action many have been asking for.  It’s cold blooded and comes without warning.  It also was astrologically and strategically begun after Mercury Retrograde went direct in Asia, as this is what the Chinese believed was the optimum day and time to start the final phase of execution.  Know they are very precise with everything they do and say.  So as arrogant and entitled Westerners, it’s wise we listen to what the Chinese have to say now… as they’re running the world’s finances just as Russia is now the new international super cop on the military scene.  Ears open, mouths shut ’cause there are a few new sheriffs in town.

The month of September was always the month for final implementation of all aspects of the GCR, with the RV and Paris Agreement being key components.  As of October 1, 2016, marks the international legal and fiscal start of the new CIPS/Promise/Quantum Satellite delivery platform.   All monies have long been settled in necessary domiciles and accounts and sit waiting for mass release.  Smaller releases have already occurred, and continue to occur, with the larger release still awaiting “go authorization” from the military generals now in charge.

So whatever hot spots militarily remain, or political, like here in the USA, consider all now being satisfactorily resolved before the month’s end.  Know too that all solutions to existing problems have long been in place and just waiting on execution orders once the adversary has bled-out, and surrenders.  There is no struggle on the part of the new global authority to impose their will on the cabal.  Their higher mind strategists have mathematically eliminated the cabal going back centuries… yes… centuries ago this process started to arrive at this historic moment of transition and release.

As an example, we hear now that Russia has yet to submit its Paris Agreement ratification at the UN General Assembly–which runs until Monday 9.26.16.  This was highly unexpected Wednesday morning when 60 total nations had submitted their ratification, but only 48% carbon emissions were accounted for.  Russia’s 7.35% carbon emissions rating being ratified immediately puts the Paris Agreement agreement into force with 55%+ (i.e. in compliance.).  We also now understand Russia’s ratification not on...

17:51

Outliers, Colorism, Cohorts, Bad Practices, Good Practices, & Better Analysis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

How did three of our oldest leading politicians end up dominating the 2016 campaign--Sanders was born during WWII and Trump and Hillary wre born a year or two after the war? Do cohort generations and theory related to the nurture and opportunity of man explain all the outliers of history? Think about it as you read the popular soon-to-be classic book OUTLIERS, which is gaining more explanatory power as the years go by.

Russian, Chinese Radar Can Still See the US Navy's New Zumwalt Destroyer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Russian Radar Can Still See the $4.4 Billion Invisible Zumwalt

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The 'invisible' American Zumwalt broke down after water got into the lubrication system. In addition, this giant, created as invisible, couldn't evade Russian and Chinese radar.

The newest U.S. Navy destroyer Zumwalt was not only one of the most expensive in history, but also the most inefficient. New faults were found in its design, reports USNI News. The lubrication system is not working, responsible for the maintenance of the propeller shaft of the ship. It has taken in water, when the destroyer went to sea at the naval base in Norfolk during the current stage of testing. Repairs are expected to take no less than two weeks.

Zumwalt was launched in 2013. Its construction cost the U.S. tax payers $4.4 billion dollars. The 'highlight' of the project is that almost all the ship's systems are driven by electricity, and internal combustion engines are only needed to produce the current. That is, any leak becomes mortally dangerous, both for the ship and crew.

Because of the unusual shape and the use of radio-silencing material the USS Zumwalt is able to be invisible to radar. However, this invisibility has played a cruel joke with the Americans. As soon as the ship first went to sea, complaints from alarmed merchant ships poured in. Their radar saw "just a fishing boat," and when the destroyer was in sight, they were forced to urgently scramble to change course.

And one more detail: the destroyer was invisible for everyone, except for the Russian and Chinese radars. They operate on a different frequency and can see Zumwalt very clearly, even despite the fact that it cost $4.4 billion.

The Navy has not yet received the ship officially. The transfer is expected in 2016, apparently, only the problems are fixed.


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The Only Way The Fed Could Rationalize This "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

economy chartThere is no doubt in my mind that the Fed has been molded into a tool. Not by or for politicians, or banks, but Wall Street. It naively took it upon itself to take on a new job unrelated to monetary policy, ventured into the business of manipulating stock values, was captured, and was monetized.…

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Mayor of French town wants anyone on 'Fiche S' list kicked out of town "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A mayor of the French town of Évreux has come up with a radical suggestion to evict all the potentially dangerous individuals tracked by police out of town. The proposal comes after the official's request to reveal the names on the watchlist had been rejected. Guy Lefranc, the head of the town, located in Normandy, says he initially demanded information on all the people on the "Fiche S" list living in Évreux. The "Fiche S" is an indicator used by French police to mark people considered to be a threat to national security. Lefranc contacted the local prefect, saying that the safety of the town's residents was at stake and having such information at his disposal would help to tighten security. The mayor's request, however, was turned down. Shooting down the mayor's "perfectly legitimate request" led him to making his radical suggestion on the eviction of all dangerous individuals. "I am furious," the mayor told AFP on Thursday. "Given that the state does not give us the means to protect the people of Evreux, I demand the state expels all those who are "Fiche S". I feel compelled to ask for this expulsion because I am not entitled to a perfectly legitimate request to know all those who "Fiche S" are," mayor Lefranc said.

17:49

Hearing Demonstrates USA Willingness to Risk War With Russia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Is World War III in the offing? Today's hearing in Congress demonstrates USA Willingness to Risk War With Russia.

17:48

Twitter Inc: Why Traders Are Going Crazy Over Twitter Stock "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Alessandro Bruno, BA, MA

Twitter Stock Surges 20% on Takeover Rumors
Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), the Cinderella of social networks may finally have found her prince. Naturally, this has benefited Twitter stock, which jumped over 20%. Yes, as we have long speculated at Profit Confidentia that Twitter is about to be sold, according to sources at CNBC, citing some usual suspects like Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), aka Google, and the IT group Salesforce.com Inc.(NYSE:CRM) as the potential buyers. (Source: “.

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17:47

The Deep State May Be Weakening, but Its Death Agony Could Be Terminal -- for Everybody "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A new study "How American Media Serves as a Transmission Belt for Wars of Choice" shows how corporate-owned mainstream media (MSM)dutifully serve up war propaganda as an integral part of the Deep State. The good news: the Deep State and its media component show signs of weakening, in part because of challenge by "alternative" independent media like OpEdNews. The bad news: the establishment may risk war in a bid to save itself.

17:45

Repercussions of the massive Yahoo breach "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Yahoo has announced on Thursday that they have suffered a breach and that account information of at least half a billion users has been exfiltrated from the company’s network in late 2014. The stolen data “may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers,” but not “unprotected passwords, payment card data, or bank account information,” … More

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Britain to send £100mn in aid to war-torn Yemen… while selling £3bn in arms to Saudis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

57e3a7c9c36188b92c8b46f6Britain is to increase spending on humanitarian aid to war-torn Yemen while at the same time signing off multibillion-pound arms deals to Saudi Arabia, which stands accused of war crimes.

International Development Secretary Priti Patel announced Britain will send an additional £37 million (US$48 million) in aid to Yemen this year, bringing the total package to £100 million.

It comes as Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson faces calls from two senior MPs to support an independent investigation into whether war crimes have been committed in the Yemen conflict.

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Johnson has refused to block UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the government has rejected calls for a vote in Parliament on the matter.

The foreign secretary maintains there is no evidence international law has been violated in the Yemen conflict, where Saudi Arabia has led a coalition of nations fighting Houthi rebels since March last year.

Patel defended the UK’s weapons exports to Saudi Arabia – which totaled £3 billion last year – saying the government has a “robust policy and position” on arms controls.

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Britain to send £100mn in aid to war-torn Yemen… while selling £3bn in arms to Saudis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Britain is to increase spending on humanitarian aid to war-torn Yemen while at the same time signing off multibillion-pound arms deals to Saudi Arabia, which stands accused of war crimes.

International Development Secretary Priti Patel announced Britain will send an additional £37 million (US$48 million) in aid to Yemen this year, bringing the total package to £100 million.

It comes as Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson faces calls from two senior MPs to support an independent investigation into whether war crimes have been committed in the Yemen conflict.

Yemen “war crime” footage emerges DAY after May defends UK-Saudi arms deal https://t.co/pRVpNHh4Dapic.twitter.com/9TjBhZVWhJ

— RT UK (@RTUKnews) September 8, 2016

Johnson has refused to block UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the government has rejected calls for a vote in Parliament on the matter.

The foreign secretary maintains there is no evidence international law has been violated in the Yemen conflict, where Saudi Arabia has led a coalition of nations fighting Houthi rebels since March last year.

Patel defended the UK’s weapons exports to Saudi Arabia – which totaled £3 billion last year – saying the government has a “robust policy and position” on arms controls.

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UK scrambled jets to intercept Russian bombers that flew close to "area of interest" but did not breach British airspace "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland to intercept two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack bombers, the British Ministry of Defense said on Thursday. While the Russian planes "at no point did...breach British airspace," the MoD says they were flying near a UK "area of interest" and thus were escorted by the Typhoons until they safely left the vicinity. This incident is the latest in a series of encounters between the Russian and UK air forces, which have taken on a tenser atmosphere since the start of the Ukraine crisis. According to statistics obtained by the Mirror in February, between 2010 and 2015 there were 102 instances of Quick Response Aircraft being scrambled by the Royal Air Force, 50 of which were in response to Russian planes. The rest of the encounters were mostly with civilian aircraft. In February, Typhoons from RAF Coningsby intercepted two Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers off the coast of Cornwall. At the time, then-Prime Minister David Cameron said: "I suspect what's happening here is that the Russians are trying to make some sort of a point and I don't think we should dignify it with too much of a response."

17:43

Cops in Charlotte Keep Dashcam Video of Killing Under Wraps, as Major Opposition Builds Throughout the City "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Witnesses in Charlotte question official narrative, ask press to dig deeper.

By Sarah Lazare

police_8Defying mounting calls for transparency, Charlotte, North Carolina, police are refusing to publicly release dash-camera footage showing their officer’s killing of Keith Lamont Scott, as city officials maintain tight control over the media narrative surrounding ongoing protests.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney told reporters on Thursday that, despite demands from the ACLU and NAACP, he will not release footage of Officer Brentley Vinson’s deadly shooting of Scott, proclaiming he will do so “when there is a compelling reason.” Because Putney claims Vinson was not wearing a body camera at the time of the killing, his withholding of the video constitutes a significant media blackout. The police chief said he will share the footage with Scott’s family, but did not provide a precise timeline.

Tamika Lewis, an organizer with the Charlotte-based organizations the Tribe and the Trans and Queer People of Color Collective, told AlterNet that there is “compelling reason” to make the evidence public. “I think their jobs, their duties and their oaths to ‘protect and serve’ should be compelling reason, as well as the people demanding its release and paying respects to the family,” said Lewis. “I think this shows the lack of transparency and how they are more concerned with protecting the police image than serving and protecting the folks of Charlotte.”

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Cops in Charlotte Keep Dashcam Video of Killing Under Wraps, as Major Opposition Builds Throughout the City "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Witnesses in Charlotte question official narrative, ask press to dig deeper.

By Sarah Lazare

Defying mounting calls for transparency, Charlotte, North Carolina, police are refusing to publicly release dash-camera footage showing their officer’s killing of Keith Lamont Scott, as city officials maintain tight control over the media narrative surrounding ongoing protests.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney told reporters on Thursday that, despite demands from the ACLU and NAACP, he will not release footage of Officer Brentley Vinson’s deadly shooting of Scott, proclaiming he will do so “when there is a compelling reason.” Because Putney claims Vinson was not wearing a body camera at the time of the killing, his withholding of the video constitutes a significant media blackout. The police chief said he will share the footage with Scott’s family, but did not provide a precise timeline.

Tamika Lewis, an organizer with the Charlotte-based organizations the Tribe and the Trans and Queer People of Color Collective, told AlterNet that there is “compelling reason” to make the evidence public. “I think their jobs, their duties and their oaths to ‘protect and serve’ should be compelling reason, as well as the people demanding its release and paying respects to the family,” said Lewis. “I think this shows the lack of transparency and how they are more concerned with protecting the police image than serving and protecting the folks of Charlotte.”

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Mooch Plays The Slave Card” ‘My Great-Great Grandfather Was a Slave and Today I Live in the W.H.’….. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sadly, the white guilt-ridden Dem base eats this stuff up. OBAMA: “We were so happy were able to bring three generations to our visit. We had my mom with us as well. One of the many things that struck me was that so much of what has happened and is represented in this museum has […]

17:43

A Cashless Society: Orwell's Perfect 1984 Scenario "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bail-ins of personal accounts and negative interest rates on personal accounts are part of a larger, long-range strategy by government and the financial sector to eliminate the use of physical cash and to make "money" strictly electronic. This marks the ultimate in governmental control of the individual.

17:43

Fall is Here! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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A little fun for this fall Friday! The Super Secret Project, of Granite State of Mind fame, makes another tongue-in-cheek music video, this time about leaf peeping. Enjoy!

17:42

The USDA Killed 820 Egrets and 115 Ibises In One Year With Your Tax Dollars "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Many think of the USDA as a kind of FDA for farm products--ensuring product safety. Actually the USDA uses our tax dollars for the following disturbing practices to benefit private industry.

17:42

Wixarika Take A Stand: An Indigenous Community Gears Up To Take Back Their Land From Mexican Ranchers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Originally published at Intercontinental Cry: 

BY TRACY BARNETT

A contingent of at least 1,000 indigenous Wixárika (Huichol) people in the Western Sierra Madre are gearing up to take back their lands after a legal decision in a decade-long land dispute with neighboring ranchers who have held the land for more than a century.

Ranchers who have been in possession of the 10,000 hectares in question for generations say the seizure is unlawful and that they will not hand over the land — setting the scene for a showdown that observers fear may end in violence.

Leaders of the Wixárika community of San Sebastian Teponahuaxtlán have announced their plans to accompany the authorities of the federal agricultural tribunal to carry out an enforcement action on the first parcel, a 184-hectare ranch in the state of Nayarit, on Sept. 22, and called on state and federal law enforcement officials to send police forces to prevent a conflict. Until the time of publication, neither the Nayarit nor the federal authorities had agreed to send police to maintain order, so both parties are hoping for the best but preparing for the worst.

“We’re hoping they’ll accept the decision which is now law: that they lost the trial. They had the opportunity to legally prove that they really had the documentation and they didn’t have it,” said Miguel Vázquez Torres, president of the communal lands commission of San Sebastian. He is aware of the potential for violence, he said, “but the community is not going to sit with its hands crossed. We are prepared.”

Ranchers have titles to the land that go back to the early 1900s — but San Sebastian has the original grant from the Spanish crown that dates to 1717, and is backed by a 1953 presidential resolution. In all, 10,000 hectares is at stake, for a total of 47 different claims. The agrarian court has ruled in favor of San Sebastian in 13 of those cases; the remainder are still in process.

“It’s a social injustice,” she said. “These are very simple people; they are fathers, they are mothers who work the land themselves, and that’s how they support their families. It would be really sad if through the government’s disregard, something unpleasant were to happen.”

Vázquez said that two families who have no land have already been granted permission by the community assembly to establish homesteads on the parcel and that the assembly plans to send a rotating contingent of community residents to stand guard for several months — “as long as it’s necessary so that the families can feel safe and comfortable.” The long-term plan, he said, is to establish another settlement in the area, as San Sebastian’s existing towns are becoming overcrowded.

Dominguez argued that the local inhabitants have worked the land for generations and turned it into a highly productive area. Local residents suspect the Huicholes have another ul...

17:41

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn: Trumpocrats Turning Against Clinton Because She ‘Supports Groups That Are Attacking Our Rule of Law’ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to voters in South Carolina a day after her debate with rival candidate Bernie Sanders on February 12, 2016 in Denmark, South Carolina.

17:41

Map Update: Military Situation in Aleppo City on September 23, 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The map below depicts the military situation in Aleppo city, including directions of the ongoing government offensive, on September 23, 2016.

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UN Removes Charges Against Russia & Syria Regarding Air Strike on Humanitarian Convoy in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

alalam_636099735406517152_25f_4x3The UN has revised its recently released statement regarding the humanitarian convoy affected by an attack in Syria. The phrase “air strikes” were replaced with references to unspecified “attacks.” Change of the text of the statement came after explanations of the Russian side.

Earlier, the UN reported that the convoy was damaged “as a result of an airstrike.” In response, the Russian delegation noted that that neither the Russian Aerospace Forces, nor the Syrian Air Forces have attacked the convoy with humanitarian aid.

Spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, Major-General Igor Konashenkov, said that after studying a video, no signs of aircraft ammunition’s hits on the humanitarian convoy on the outskirts of Aleppo have been identified. He also reminded that on Monday, terrorists of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (previously known as the Jabhat al-Nusra or the Al-Nusra Front) group began their offensive on Aleppo precisely in this direction, using “powerful artillery fire from tanks, cannon gunnery and various multiple rocket launchers.”

According to Konashenkov, the photos show that there are no relevant funnels, and vehicles do not have hull damages and fractures of its structures from the blast wave of the aero-ammunition. He also added that Russia had used drones to monitor the convoy but only to a certain point.

“Around 13:40 Moscow time (10:40 GMT), the aid convoy has successfully reached the destination. The Russian side did not monitor the convoy after this, and its movements were only known to militants, who were controlled the area,” Konashenkov said.

The spokesman also noted that a pickup truck with a large-caliber mortar, used by terrorists, can be clearly seen in the footage. “The video clearly shows how terrorists are relocating a pickup truck with a large-caliber mortar,” he said.

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SOTT FOCUS: The Health & Wellness Show: Some of my best friends are germs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The human body is teeming with billions -- nay, TRILLIONS -- of microbes with over a thousand different species populating the gut alone. We are covered with bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites from the top of our heads to the bottom of our feet, inside and out. How did we come to be populated with such a vast array of these little beasties and what's their purpose? What influence do they exert on our physical and mental health and, more importantly, what can we do (and what can we avoid doing) to keep our microbial community happy and in balance? Join us on this episode of the Health and Wellness Show as we take a look at the role these microbiota play from infancy to adulthood, in sickness and in health. Learn how to create poo you can be proud of and a microbiome that works in your favor. Cause -- let's face it -- germs are here to stay! Stay tuned for Zoya's Pet Health Segment and learn about probiotics for your pets. Running Time: 01:32:55 Download: OGG, MP3 Listen live, chat, and call in to future shows on the SOTT Radio Network!

17:39

Countries queuing up to do business with Iran: US 'wants to get in that queue' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Following the lifting of the Western sanctions regarding its nuclear program, Iran seems to be in the focus of European and Asian businesses; London-based political commentator Chris Bambery told Radio Sputnik why Tehran is gradually becoming a "prime investment area for Western capitalism." On Wednesday, major aviation giants Airbus and Boeing announced that they have received permission from the US government to sell aircraft to Iran, part of a series of landmark deals potentially worth some $50 billion in total following last year's nuclear accord. Airbus announced that early on Wednesday it received a license from the US government for its first sale of seventeen planes to Iran.

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Here’s how the US, Israel, al-Qaeda and ISIS work together in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Simultaneous US and Israeli airstrikes on Syrian military positions in the eastern city of Deir-ez-Zour and in Al-Quneitra show how the US and Israel manipulate ISIS and Al-Qaeda to wage their war of aggression against Syria.

us-israel-terror-400x191The Syrian battlefield is now witnessing an escalation of the war. This is despite the fact that it is supposed to be a time of cessation of hostilities brokered by the US and Russia.

The Syrian war has two major fronts. The first and most important is in southern Syria, on the borderline with Israel and the occupied territories of the Syrian Golan Heights.  This area is divided into two areas:  the liberated area of Al-Quneitra, and the occupied area of the Golan Heights where Jabhat Al-Nusra and Al-Qaeda’s base their fighters.

Israel has been attempting to drive the Syrian army out of Al-Quneitra.  Israel’s objective is to join this part of the Golan Heights to the territory it controls, thereby creating a buffer zone like the one it once had in southern Lebanon. In order to achieve this objective Israel regularly bombs Syrian military positions in the area, including Syrian Arab Army artillery positions, radar stations, etc.

There is a UN Security Council Resolution (UNSC Resolution number 338) dated 22nd October 1973, which supposedly established a Syrian-Israeli ceasefire in this area.  There is also a UN force – UNDOF – set up in 1974, which is supposed to supervise the ceasefire line.  However, Israel has forced out most of UNDOF from the area, and in practice Israel simply ignores the terms of Resolution 338 and violates it at will.

By attacking the Syrian Army in Al-Quneitra Jabhat Al-Nusra – Al-Qaeda’s local franchise – is helping Israel.  Al-Nusra and Al-Qaeda fighters are attacking Syrian military positions important for the defence of Syria and of the Arab nation from Israeli aggression.

These Al-Nusra and Al-Qaeda attacks would not be possible without air support from Israel. Indeed, Israel has admitted many times that it supports these terrorists, whom it calls “moderate rebels”.

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Cop charged with manslaughter in murder of Terence Crutcher released on bond "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby, who was charged with first-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of Terence Crutcher, has been released on a $50,000 bond. Officer Shelby was booked at the Tulsa County Jail on Friday morning and was released about 20 minutes later, ABC news reported. On September 16, she shot dead Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man. The shooting was caught on video. Shelby acted "unreasonably by escalating the situation from a confrontation" with Crutcher, according to an affidavit by an investigator with the Tulsa County District Attorney's Office. Crutcher was wearing baggy clothes but Shelby "was not able to see any weapons or bulges indicating a weapon was present," according to the affidavit.

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Gollum 'not evil' say Turkish experts, over Erdogan comparison controversy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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A panel of experts ruled that Gollum was an 'innocent victim', as judge decided case is arrested over alleged 15 July coup links

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Leaked Colin Powell Emails "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Reading them is a rare chance to be a so-called fly on the wall to remarks not meant for public airing. Below are a few Powell gems:

In 2015, in less than so many words, he explained Israel is nuclear armed and dangerous, saying it has 200 nuclear weapons “all targeted on Tehran.”

He commented after Netanyahu broke traditional protocol, addressing a joint session of Congress in March 2015 despite no Obama administration invitation to visit Washington.

He denigrated the Iran nuclear deal with a litany of Big Lies, maintaining silence on Israeli’s enormous threat to the region and humanity.

Iran’s nuclear program has no military component. No evidence suggests otherwise. Repeated Netanyahu rants ring hollow. Israeli intelligence and its military know Tehran poses no threat.

According to Powell, Iran couldn’t test a nuclear weapon without being attacked. Its government has “every right to enrich (uranium) for energy.” Netanyahu over a year ago claiming it’s “a year” away from having the bomb  was propaganda rubbish.

Another Powell email revealed disdain Hillary and Obama disdain for each other, saying:

“(s)he’s got trouble too. No one likes her and the criminal thing ain’t over.”

“I don’t think the president would weep if she found herself in real legal trouble. She’ll pummel his legacy if she gets a chance and he knows it.”

An earlier email showed Hillary “HATES that the president (“that man” as both Clintons call him) kicked her ass in 2008.”

Other Powell emails blasted Trump and Hillary, calling the GOP nominee a “national disgrace and an international pariah.”

He described Hillary as having “unbridled ambition, greedy and not transformational…Everything (she) touches she kind of screws up with hubris.”

He criticized her using a personal server for official State Department business, adding “mishandling of this has really given her a major problem I do not wish to get involved in, despite the best efforts of her team to drag me in.”

She “could have killed this two years ago by merely telling everyone honestly what she had done and not tie me into it. I told her staff three times not to try that gambit. I had to throw...

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Eyewitnesses confirm cop called 13yo boy a "stupid n****r" after killing him "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sometimes, if not frequently, the truth in fatal shootings by law enforcement comes not from police, but from witnesses to the incident — and in how authorities behave after the fact. For a week — and, more broadly, over the course of years — the highly dubious deaths of three individuals at the hands of perpetually-frightened police ripped open scars leftover from America's violently racist past, bleeding the protests and riots symptomatic of a wound that might never heal. Under questionable circumstances still flaring factious public division, police stole the lives of Terence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott, the latter sparking peaceful protests later turned so violent on the streets of Charlotte, one reporter from an albeit conservative outlet likened the scene to the military assault on the West Bank by Israel.

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We Are Stuck In Depression Until The Legend Of The ‘Maestro’ Finally Dies "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Alan Greenspan is confused – again. The man who admitted to the world a decade ago he didn’t know much if anything about interest rates is now trying to change that reputation by suggesting yet again interest rates are set to rise. In testimony before Congress in February 2005, the then-Chairman of the Federal Reserve...

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This One Picture Shows Why You Absolutely Must Own a Gun: ‘He Was Allowed to Drive Away Alive’ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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If you still had any doubts as to why the 2nd Amendment must be protected, and why self defense must be respected as the priority that it is, then just take a look at what happened during the already insane riots taking place in Charlotte.

Despite large cadres of riot cops on scene and North Carolina’s Gov. McCrory declaring of a state of emergency and calling in the National Guard, no one was able to protect the dozens of innocent bystanders who were beaten, attacked, intimidated and knocked over just because of the color of their skin or the fact that they ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Numerous individuals and several journalists were targeted for physical attacks after the protest devolved into riots. At least one white man was dragged into a parking garage and beaten. One of the protesters was shot. Rocks and other objects were thrown, and the entire thing got out of control.

There’s little doubt that the authorities wanted to maintain order, but it wasn’t possible. And people got hurt.

But one person who wasn’t hurt by the violent and temporarily insane mob in downtown Charlotte was this guy:

While it is true that he brandished the weapon illegally according to North Carolina laws, when it came down to a confrontation with the mob, this guy got respect where others caught up in the scene did not.

Despite being angry at the world and lashing out at just about everyone, these protesters respected only those who were prepared to defend themselves.

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Congress Wants Another $1 Trillion To ‘Reboot’ The Military "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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With officials constantly looking for new ways to add even more spending to the Pentagon’s annual budget, all the while griping about the spending caps they never respect in the first place, the House Armed Services Committee is laying out a ridiculously expensive scheme to “reboot” the entire military.

Panel members insist that 15 years of non-stop war has, despite that same period being loaded with record budgets, pushed the military to its limit, and that the new plan is needed, which will take a decade and cost an addition $1 trillion, above and beyond the already massive amounts being spent.

Hawks on the panel insist that the massive new scheme is needed because the military is “unready” to fight a major war with either Russia or China, despite the $1 trillion by itself likely to be well more than either nation spends in that time.

This trillion dollars easily breaks the budget on already prohibitively high military spending, and it’s just one of many schemes likely to be adopted. The “modernization” scheme for nuclear weapons is similarly expected to get into trillions of dollars, and will be running in parallel with this, and of course with all the ongoing wars and those liable to be launched since then, pushing the military’s actually budget closer to a trillion dollars on an annual basis.


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17:37

Putin makes his country great again, and is gaining global popularity in the process "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The September parliamentary elections in Russia resulted in a big win for Russian President Vladimir Putin. The ruling United Russia party gained an absolute majority of seats. All other parties represented in the parliament back the national leader. With the broad support he enjoys at home, the Russian president is becoming more and more popular abroad. For instance, US GOP candidate Donald Trump consistently says kind words for Vladimir V. Putin, who is often demonized by American media. Contrary to all predictions, this stance only fueled the Trump's popularity among American voters. According to an August 2016 YouGov / Economist poll, only 27 per cent of registered Republicans have a negative view of the Russian president, compared with 66 per cent two years ago. Eighty-five per cent of Republicans say they view Mr. Putin to be a strong leader, while just 18 per cent of Republicans say the same of Barack Obama. Among voters backing Mr. Trump, the Russian president's approval ratings are even higher, with one-third of Trump supporters saying they view Mr. Putin favorably. It means the American grass roots' support for President Putin is on the rise at the time the bilateral relations are at low ebb and going through a period of heightened tensions! It's not the US only. The support for the Russian president is strong and going up in the Europe.

17:36

How a church was smeared for an exhibition about Israeli occupation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Modest checkpoint recreation, made from chicken wire to 'explore aspects of human rights', labelled as 'antisemitic' by Israeli cheerleaders

17:35

Russian Forces Arrive in Pakistan for First-ever Joint Military Exercise "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russian troops arrive in Pakistan for first-ever joint military exercise

Updated: Sep 23, 2016 18:16 IST



Russian troops after they arrived in Rawalpindi on Friday for the first joint exercise with the Pakistan Army. (ISPR)

A contingent of Russian troops arrived in Pakistan on Friday for the first military exercise between the two Cold War rivals, with part of the high altitude drill to be conducted in territory claimed by India.

Lt Gen Asim Bajwa, head of the Pakistani military’s media arm, tweeted photos of the Russian troops after they flew into an airbase in Rawalpindi, squelching speculation that Moscow would call off the wargame in the wake of the terror attack on an Indian Army camp in Uri .

“A contingent of Russian ground forces arrived in Pakistan for first ever Pak- Russian joint exercise (two weeks) from September 24 to October 10,” Bajwa said. The Russian contingent was warmly welcomed by senior Pakistan Army officials before it left for the training venue.

About 200 soldiers from each side will join the two-week exercise “Druzhba 2016” (Friendship 2016).

New Delhi had conveyed to Moscow its concerns that part of the drill will be held at a military facility in Gilgit-Baltistan, which was part of the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state and is claimed by India. Following the Uri attack that killed 18 soldiers, sections of the Indian media had reported that India had prevailed on Russia to call off the exercise.



A contingent of Russian ground forces arrived Pak for 1st ever Pak- Russian joint exercise (2 weeks) from 24 Sep to 10 Oct 2016

External affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup had referred to plans to conduct manoeuvres in Gilgit-Baltistan and said this was “part of Indian territory”. New Delhi’s “well known sensitivities” had been conveyed to Moscow, he said.

The exercise will be conducted at the Pakistan Army’s High Altitude School at Rattu in Gilgit-Baltistan and at a special forces training centre at Cherat in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. The drill is expected to focus on high-altitude warfare.

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17:34

Pope Francis warns that journalism based on gossip is akin to terrorism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Speaking with Italian reporters, Pope Francis warned they should be careful as one can kill a person with their tongue. This is even more so for journalists, so their work should be very professional and never based on "rumors." On Thursday, Francis addressed a gathering of 400 people from the Italian National Council of the Order of Journalists, emphasizing the importance of professionalism in journalistic activity, as it is the cornerstone of an independent and pluralist society. However, "you can kill a person with the tongue," Catholic news website Cruxnow cited the pontiff as saying. "I have often spoken of rumors as 'terrorism,' of how you can kill a person with the tongue," Pope Francis said. "If this is valid for an individual person, in the family or at work, so much more it's valid for journalists, because their voice can reach everyone, and this is a very powerful weapon." Denunciation of evil, he continued, must not come at the cost of disrespecting another, because "the unjustly defamed can be destroyed forever."

17:32

Who is behind the riots? Charlotte police says 70% of arrested protesters had out of state IDs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Confirming what many had suspected when viewing the sudden and intense collapse into anrchy that occurred in Charlotte this week, Todd Walther, spokesman for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fraternal Order of Police told CNN’s Erin Burnett:

“This is not Charlotte that’s out here.  These are outside entities that are coming in and causing these problems. These are not protestors, these are criminals.

“We’ve got the instigators that are coming in from the outside.  They were coming in on buses from out of state.  If you go back and look at some of the arrests that were made last night.  I can about say probably 70% of those had out-of-state IDs.  They’re not coming from Charlotte.”

As shocking as this statement is, it should not be a total surprise. 18 months ago, as the riots flared in Ferguson, there was one man pulling the strings of this ‘domestic false flag’… George Soros. In an apparent effort to  “keep the media’s attention on the city and to widen the scope of the incident to focus on interrelated causes — not just the overpolicing and racial discrimination narratives that were highlighted by the news media in August,” liberal billionaire George Soros donated $33million to social justice organizations which helped turn events in Ferguson from a local protest into a national flashpoint.

As The Washington Times explains,

There’s a solitary man at the financial center of the Ferguson protest movement. No, it’s not victim Michael Brown or Officer Darren Wilson. It’s not even the Rev. Al Sharpton, despite his ubiquitous campaign on TV and the streets

Rather, it’s liberal billionaire George Soros, who has built a business empire that dominates across the ocean in Europe while forging a political machine powered by nonprofit foundations that impacts American politics and policy, not unlike what he did with MoveOn.org.

Mr. Soros spurred the Ferguson protest movement through years of funding and mobilizing groups across the U.S., according to interviews with key players and financial records reviewed by The Washington Times.

Still not buying it? As The New American recently reported, Ken Zimmerman, the director of U.S. programs at Soros’s Open Society Foundations (OSF), denied last year that Soros had funded BLM, saying it was just a rumor. 

That was before hackers with DCLeaks.com published OSF documents showing that the Soros group had already given at least $650,000 directly to BLM.

Those same documents reveal the reason for OSF bankrolling BLMthe “dismantl...

17:30

Vladimir Putin to NWO agents: I won the election—start crapping in your pants again "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work: “Our adversaries [Russia], quite frankly, are pursuing enhanced human operations and it scares the crap out of us.”

17:30

FF1988: Christmas with Superswine "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Christmas with Superswine by Gary Fields.

This is rather weird. It sounds like a special edition of a running series, but Superswine wasn’t published as its own series until three years later. But perhaps the point was just to publish something seasonal.

The indicia says that it was published in February, which sounds typical for Fantagraphics around this time. I don’t think any Critters Christmas issues, for instance, were published before March the following year.

The main story is a take-off on the Clement C. Moore Xmas thingie….

… and it’s… er… that’s a pretty representative gag. The rest of the issue is also Xmas themed:

And…

Gary Fields was the guy who did Enigma Funnies in the Threat magazine that was cancelled around this time.

This post is part of the Fantagraphics Floppies series.


17:30

Craig Hemke & Eric Sprott – Sprott Money News Weekly Wrap-up: “Wells Fargo a Demoralizing Event…Whistleblowers were Fired!” (Podcast) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

sprottEric Sprott  and Craig Hemke discuss the FOMC non-meeting which has driven gold, silver and the mining shares higher this week. Bank of Japan is going to try to change the yield curve. Remember, Japan’s sovereign bonds are issuing negative interest rate policy (NIRP). “unintended consequences are killing us…” savings are being crushed by NIRP.…

17:30

This Week in Open Source News: Linux Foundation Offering Free OpenStack Training, GitHub Wants More Business Users, & More "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Title: 
This Week in Open Source News: Linux Foundation Offering Free OpenStack Training, GitHub Wants More Business Users, & More

17:29

Study finds religious conflict in French workplaces on the rise "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The presence of religion in workplaces is rising in France, with 65 percent of employees saying they've noticed it, according to new research. The study was published on Thursday by the Observatory for Religion in the Workplace (OFRE) and the Randstad Institute. A total of 1,405 people participated, and all religions were taken into account. "The 2016 survey by Randstad Institute and OFRE shows a significant increase of religion in business," says Laurent Morestain, secretary general of the Randstad France group and president of the Randstad Institute for Equal Opportunities and Sustainable Development. Last year, the same survey showed 50 percent, so the jump is significant. Among those polled, 21 percent said they saw people wearing religious symbols, 18 percent said they'd heard people ask for time off work for religious reasons, and 8 percent saw people praying during breaks. "The majority of the time, these instances do not hinder work," Lionel Honoré, director of the OFRE, told French newspaper Le Figaro.

17:28

Major New Pipelines Proposed in 24 States — More Climate Change Denial? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

LAND DISTURBANCES -- Pipeline Right of Way plus Access Roads

Some 14 Pipeline Projects in 24 States … Which Will Be the Next Battleground

From an Article by Dan Zukowski, EcoWatch.com, September 22, 2016

Encouraged by the Obama administration’s shelving of the Keystone XL pipeline and its revoked authorization for construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline on federal lands, activists are now eyeing new battles.

At least 14 new pipeline projects are in the works, carrying both oil and natural gas. These projects involve at least 24 states, adding to the existing 2.5 million miles of energy pipelines in the U.S.—the largest network in the world. Driven by low natural gas prices and the fracking boom, these new pipelines will cross major urban areas as well as important watersheds.

Supporters say that they supply energy needs for many communities, provide jobs and are safer for oil transport than truck or rail. Take the case of the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline expansion. Running from Louisiana through the Southeast all the way to Long Island, New York, the project is an expansion of an existing Transco pipeline operated by Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Williams Companies.

Counting branch pipelines, Transco is a 10,200-mile system that can move 10.9 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day. The company transports 10 percent of the natural gas consumed in the U.S., but it was built to move gas mainly from the Gulf of Mexico to the Northeast.

Now, the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania provides lower-cost gas and the Atlantic Sunrise will be reconfigured to move product south. In 2014, 1,370 wells were being drilled in the Marcellus, with high-yield wells using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The Marcellus provides more than 36 percent of the shale gas produced in the U.S.

Williams Companies said that construction of the pipeline expansion in Pennsylvania will create 2,300 jobs for one year, with 15 permanent full-time jobs after that for operation and maint...

17:28

17:26

20 Million People Would Lose Health Coverage Under Donald Trump Presidency "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Aston, Pa. A new study that examines some major health care proposals from the presidential candidates finds that Donald Trump would cause about 20 million to lose coverage while Hillary Clinton would provide coverage for an additional 9 million people.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Aston, Pa. A new study that examines some major health care proposals from the presidential candidates finds that Donald Trump would cause about 20 million to lose coverage while Hillary Clinton would provide coverage for an additional 9 million people.

WASHINGTON  — A new study that examines some major health care proposals from the presidential candidates finds that Donald Trump would cause about 20 million to lose coverage while Hillary Clinton would provide coverage for an additional 9 million people.

The 2016 presidential campaign has brought voters to a crossroads on health care yet again. The U.S. uninsured rate stands at a historically low 8.6 percent, mainly because of President Barack Obama’s health care law, which expanded government and private coverage. Yet it’s uncertain if the nation’s newest social program will survive the election.

Republican candidate Trump would repeal “Obamacare” and replace it with a new tax deduction, insurance market changes, and a Medicaid overhaul. Democrat Clinton would increase financial assistance for people with private insurance and expand government coverage as well.

The two approaches would have starkly different results, according to the Commonwealth Fund study released Friday.

The analysis was carried out by the RAND Corporation, a global research organization that uses computer simulation to test the potential effects of health care proposals. Although the New York-based Commonwealth Fund is nonpartisan, it generally supports the goals of increased coverage and access to health care.

Economist Sara Collins, who heads the Commonwealth Fund’s work on coverage and access, said RAND basically found that Trump’s replacement plan isn’t robust enough to make up for the insurance losses from repealing the Affordable Care Act. “Certainly it doesn’t fully offset the effects of repeal,” Collins said.

One worrisome finding is that the number of uninsured people in fair or poor health could triple under Trump. It would rise from an estimated 2.1 million people under current laws to between 5.7 million and 7.1 million under Trump’s approach, depending on which of his policy proposals was analyzed.

When uninsured people wind up in the hospital, the cost of their treatment gets shifted to others, including state and federal taxpayers. Trump has said he doesn’t want people “dying on the street.”

The study panned one of Trump’s main ideas: allowing insurers to sell private policies across state lines. Collins said insurers would cherry-pick the healthiest customers and steer them to skimpy plans. Other...

17:25

Re: CVE request Qemu: hw: net: Fix a heap overflow in xlnx.xps-ethernetlite "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by cve-assign on Sep 23

Yes, this was already assigned CVE-2016-7161. Other references are:

http://git.qemu.org/?p=qemu.git;a=commit;h=a0d1cbdacff5df4ded16b753b38fdd9da6092968
http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/657076/

This resulted from the https://cveform.mitre.org web site, not an
oss-security post. In that situation, the "Select a request type"
"Notify CVE about a publication" process could have been used. At the
moment, that process is not...

17:25

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe meets with Castro for advice on dealing with North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has called on Cuba, one of North Korea's allies, to denounce the country's troubling nuclear program and use leverage to stop it, as he met with the revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in Havana during his first-ever visit to the country. Abe has become the first Japanese leader to come to the island state since the Cuban revolution of the 1950s, spearheaded by Castro, who served as president for four decades. The visit falls in line with the strategy of gradual rapprochement with the West pursued by Fidel's younger brother and Cuba's current leader, Raul Castro. The policy reached its culminating point with US President Barack Obama traveling to the country in March on an official state visit, the first by a US leader in 88 years. Prior to the ongoing UN General Assembly session, Japan' s PM vowed to "take the leadership toward a new UN resolution" on North Korea, which had recently carried out its fifth nuclear test in violation of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. While addressing the session he called the danger posed by the North's nuclear rapid nuclear development "substantially more serious" than ever. The issue was also high on the agenda during more than an hour-long meeting with Fidel Castro on Thursday. "The PM pointed out the necessity [for] the international community to respond to this [North Korea's nuclear test] rigorously in unity,"Japan's Foreign Ministry spokesman Yasuhisa Kawamura said after the meeting, as cited by Reuters.

17:24

Slow-moving fireball photographed over London? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ali Osman was going through a daily routine with his one year old girl when he encountered the bizarre object outside his window. Civil engineer Ali, from Erith, south east London, snapped these pictures of the orb, which resembles a massive fireball or flaming meteorite. The married dad-of-one said: "I woke up with my daughter around 6am. "I always have a look out the window in the mornings to show my daughter the birds and noticed this strange object in the sky. "At first I thought it was a plane that leaves a trial behind it but realised quickly it wasn't because it was just hovering. "There were other planes flying high near the object but the object was above the planes and was stationary.

17:23

BREAKING: Police Apprehend Suspect Rayquan Borum In Murder Of Justin Carr, Man Shot During Riots In Charlotte "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

NEW: Charlotte police chief says they've apprehended suspect in murder of Justin Carr, who was shot during protests. https://t.co/B29wwIb7wa — ABC News (@ABC) September 23, 2016 Justin Carr died from his injuries yesterday.

17:22

Who Decides When a Protest Becomes a Facebook “Disaster”? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The police killing of Keith Scott, only the latest in a chain of black Americans gunned down by law enforcement, has prompted two days of furious and at times destructive protests. But even a violent protest is still a protest — so why is Facebook responding to it by activating a feature built for terrorist attacks, gun massacres, and earthquakes?

Facebook’s “Safety Check” option was first offered to the company’s hundreds of millions of users in 2014, an occasional tool deployed in case of a typhoon or other act of God — “disasters and crises” as the company put it at the time. Since then it’s been activated for manmade catastrophes, including this year’s mass shooting in Orlando, and the November 2015 attack on the Bataclan theater in Paris. It’s a quick way for, say, a student studying abroad to calm worried family members, or anyone else who may be affected by a nearby disaster. The word “disaster” here is important, and it’s one Facebook deliberately uses to describe Safety Check, which itself can be found at Facebook.com/disaster

What was originally a feature that had to be manually flipped on by humans at Facebook is now another portion of the service that’s been yielded to the control of an “algorithm.” Facebook hopes to offload all Safety Check disasters onto autonomous software and the crowd, i.e. its more than 1.7 billion monthly active users. This mirrors a similar shift within Facebook’s trending news unit, which went from human to bot control earlier this year. The results have been, you might say, disastrous, with the bots promoting patently false hoax “news” stories. As has been the case with virtually every other decision Facebook has made in recent years, it completely misses that the presentation of information on a mass scale is a deeply political function.

Calling a protest a “disaster” is a case in point: It’s a framing actively exploited by the nation’s increasingly rabidly racist right wing, for whom a Black Lives Matter rally is as much a terrorist gathering as a public ISIS execution in Raqqa. Publications like Breitbart News have been quick to depict this week’s protests as a lawless, orgiastic mob, a non-ideological swell of pure violence tantamount to, well, an earthquake. Converting a protest — even an angry and sometimes violent protest — into a “disaster” strips away the reasons why that protest is happening, distorting the nature of the demonstrations further and further every time a scared white Facebook user assures the world they’re “safe.” This is a move now typical to Facebook: An attempt to wash its hands of editorial and political judgment, to hand off all such responsibility to an opaque “algorithm” we’re supposed to trust as impartial and democratic. How these algorithms actually work is, like all good democratic processes, a trade secret.

The following screenshot was provided to The Intercept by a Facebook user with friends in the Charlotte area, who says she’s seen only white Facebook users nowhere near the vicinity of the actual protests checking in as “safe.”

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17:22

Syrian Army Discovers Turkish Manual Instructing Terrorists in Use of Nukes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In the course of a recent operation to liberate a terrorist-held enclave in northern Latakia, Syrian Army troops discovered a ‘manual for terrorists’. Printed in Turkey, the book teaches jihadis “the proper conduct of war on foreign soil,” up to and including the use of nuclear weapons. The manual, printed in Arabic and called the ‘Zad […]

17:22

All for a purpose: Obama-era surveillance worse than Stasi, says Oliver Stone "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US film director Oliver Stone on Thursday accused President Barack Obama's administration of implementing a surveillance system worse than that of the feared Stasi secret police in East Germany. Speaking at the San Sebastian film festival in northern Spain, where he presented his film "Snowden," Stone said many in the US had grown disillusioned with a president they once saw as "a man of great integrity." "On the contrary, Obama has doubled down on the (George W.) Bush administration policies," said Stone, whose latest movie is a biographical political thriller about Edward Snowden, the former intelligence contractor who revealed a vast US surveillance programme in 2013. Obama "has created... the most massive global security surveillance state that's ever been seen, way beyond East Germany's Stasi, way beyond that." "In the name of one thing -- terrorism -- to change all the rules is not a marginal response, it's an extreme response," he told reporters. "Let's beware of fascists and tyrants who tell us 'we are going to protect you'. I don't want that."

17:19

Amazing, Cyber Attack Victims Face N2m Fine "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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LAGOS SEPTEMBER 23RD (URHOBOTODAY)-Do you know that you now risk a whooping ?2 million fine even as a victim of a cyber attack in Nigeria?
That is the provisions of the Nigerian Cybercrimes Act 2015, the nation’s law that makes it an offence to use computers, networks, Internet and allied technologies for criminal activities in the country.
Technology Times review of the Nigeria Cybercrimes Act signed into law on May 15, 2015 by Goodluck Jonathan, ex-President of Nigeria, shows that cyber attack victims now face a double jeopardy.

Under the provisions of the Nigeria Cybercrimes Act, victims of computer or network attacks must report the incident to the National Emergency Response Team (CERT) Coordination Centre; otherwise the non-disclosure becomes an offence punishable with N2 million fine.
During the review by Technology Times, our attention was drawn to the Cybercrime Act 2015 stipulation that “any person or institution, who operates a computer system or a network, whether public or private, must immediately inform the National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Coordination Center of any attacks, intrusions and other disruptions liable to hinder the functioning of another computer system or network, so that the National CERT can take the necessary measures to tackle the issues.”
The Nigerian Cybercrime Act 2015 is the nation’s first statutory instrument that criminalises online actions by prescribing punishment and creating legal procedures for investigation, protection and enforcements for persons or institutions that violates the law.
The Nigerian Cybercrime Act 2015 further explains that when the National CERT Coordination Centre receives a report of attack on computer system or network, it may segregate the affected computer systems or network until the issues are resolved.
Sub-section (2) states thus: “In such cases mentioned in subsection (1) above, and in order to protect computer systems and networks, the National CERT Coordination Center may propose the isolation of affected computer systems or network pending the resolution of the issues.”
Categorically, sub-section 3 of Section 21 states that persons or institutions who are unable to report such incidents in a space of seven days commits an offence for denial of Internet services and should pay ?2 million into the National Cyber Security Fund.
“Any person or institution that fails to report any such incident to the National CERT within 7 days of its occurrence, commits an offence and shall be liable to denial of Internet services. Such persons or institution shall in addition, pay a mandatory fine of ?2, 000,000.00 into the National Cyber Security Fund”, the Nigeria Cybercrime Act 2015 says.
With the Nigeria Cybercrime Act 2015, it has now become a criminal offence to gain unauthorised access into a computer system or network since it is now a punishable offence. Also, the failure of a victim to report such an incident to the responsible government agency for proper investigation and resolution is also now an offence.
The law also stipulates a three-year jail term or ?2 million fine for anyone who knew that a crime had been committed in his premises or cybercafe and fails to report to relevant authorities within seven days.
The Nigerian Cybercrime Act also provides a legal framework for the prohibition and punishment of electronic fraud and cybercrime whilst promoting e-government services, electronic communications and transactions between public and private bodies as well as institutions and individuals.
Technology Times Review

17:19

Prime Minister Trudeau Hell Bent on Signing the CETA Trade Agreement, If Ratified by Parliament, “It Will be Game Over for Canada” "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Our Prime Minister appears to be hell-bent on signing the CETA agreement on October 27th. If he does, and it is ratified by parliament, it will be game over for Canada. We will be doomed to another 10 years of…

17:18

Dr. Sebastian Gorka: Chelsea Bomber Is ‘A Man Who Has Taken Sides in a War,’ Not ‘Just Another Criminal’ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Breitbart, by John Hayward, Sept. 23, 2016: Breitbart News National Security Editor Dr. Sebastian Gorka, author of the best-selling book Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War, addressed the idea of treating Chelsea bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami as an enemy combatant, rather than … Continue reading

17:17

Non-Aligned to... Nowhere? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It will be a long and winding road. NAM may not have much except a Jakarta-based Center for South-South Technical Cooperation, and a number of joint committees with the Group of 77 developing nations. But they do hold the moral high ground in the fight for a more equal, balanced and decent world.

17:17

Iranian general says military chased away US spy plane "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Iranian General Farzad Esmaili told the Iranian state television that the country's air defense responded to an attempt by a US-controlled U-2 spy plane to fly over the country by scrambling its air defense to chase the plane away from the country's border. The Pentagon did not respond to the incident, which according to the general happened in "recent days." The general did not disclose details of the attempted violation of Iranian airspace. Just last week Iran accused the US of flying a surveillance plane within a mile of its border. Iran responded by threatening to shoot down the American spy plane if it crossed in Iranian territory. The Iranian military reportedly believes the US is testing Iranian reaction to close flybys. Also, in August Iranian gunboats intercepted an American destroyer in the Strait of Hormuz. Washington described it as an "unprofessional maneuver," but it's clear the US is poking and prodding the Iranian military's readiness in response to a military threat.

17:17

Bill To Designate Pakistan A Terrorist State Introduced In US Congress "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Two American lawmakers have introduced legislation in the US Congress on Tuesday aimed at designating Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism. The move follows a terrorist attack near the town of Uri, located in Jammu and Kashmir, which India accused Pakistan of sponsoring. The bill, HR 6069 or the Pakistan State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act, requires the US administration to make a formal call on the matter within three months of its passage. Sputnik news reports: Two US congressmen, Ted Poe (R-TX) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), have introduced the “Pakistan State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act (HR 6069),” according to Poe’s website. “It is time we stopped paying Pakistan for its betrayal and designate it for what it is: a state sponsor of terrorism,” Poe said. If the bill passes, the Obama Administration will have 90 days to issue a formal report, saying whether Pakistan provided support to the terrorists or not. “Thirty days after that, the secretary of state [John Kerry] must issue a follow-up report containing either a determination that Pakistan is a state sponsor of terrorism or a detailed justification to why Pakistan does not meet the legal criteria for designation,” he said. Ted Poe is [...]

The post Bill To Designate Pakistan A Terrorist State Introduced In US Congress appeared first on Your News Wire.

17:16

Enlightenment EFL Adds Atomic Modesetting, Nuclear Page-Flipping "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) now has support for atomic mode-setting and nuclear page-flipping!..

17:16

Obama set to veto legislation of 9/11 victims' bid to sue Saudis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President Barack Obama is poised to veto legislation exposing Saudi Arabia to court action over the 9/11 attacks, stepping in to defend legal precedent and an awkward ally, but inviting election-time opprobrium. White House officials say Obama will reject the "Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act" by a Friday veto deadline, after a little over a week of deliberation. The administration is worried the bill -- passed unanimously by Congress -- would undermine state immunity, setting a dangerous legal precedent. Obama's aides tried and failed to have the legislation substantially revised, and now face the prospect of Republicans and Democrats joining forces to override the presidential veto, a relatively rare rebuke of White House power.

17:16

China's Tiangong-1 Space Station will Fall to Earth in Late 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tuesday, 20 September 2016



China’s maiden space station, Tiangong-1, has ended its operations and will fall to Earth sometime in late 2017, Chinese officials have confirmed in a press conference Wednesday.

Tiangong-1, which was launched in September 2011 and whose name means “Heavenly Palace” in Chinese, ceased broadcasting in March of this year, effectively ending its operational capacity. Wu Ping, deputy director of China's Manned Space Engineering office, told reporters that most of the station will likely disintegrate in the atmosphere and pose little threat to people on the ground.

“Based on our calculation and analysis, most parts of the space lab will burn up during falling,” she told China's state-run Xinhua news agency.

Source:

http://macedoniaonline.eu/content/view/30218/56/

17:15

Chessboard Earth Part 3 — Antichrist Mob Rules "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Chessboard Earth Part 3 — Antichrist Mob Rules

One World of Nations
Chessboard Earth Series
23 September 2016

Trump, if choosing NOT to follow his own Jesuit College upbringing, may be able to do more to help his nation, and the world, untangle the Cabal chains of corruption choking America and world democracy. Trump has indicated he wishes to reach out to Russia and China, and to end the Cabal’s military waste worldwide and to focus on America, getting his nation back to work and safety. Sometimes, Cometh the hour, Cometh the man. Frankly, after Obama and faced only with Clinton, could Trump be any worse? Clinton is totally unfit for office. It’s open season in a world of failing reason and the Treacherous Bushes reneged on The Constitution to rob the nation blind. Expect any chicanery unless stopped. We hope the true people’s votes are heard, and if Soros tampers with the counting machines he’s indicted.

We seek only True and Free Democracy for our Ally Americans! Our issues are not with Americans but the criminal Cabal and to stop the mass enslavement of nations by this devious and Soul Defiling Cult which contaminates nations across the earth, and whose mendacity knows no bounds. Beware false Prophets as Luciferian usurpers of faith.

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Brzezinski is now in confused free-fall, from decades of his planning for repressive and murderous hegemony for the US to dominate humanity. He now sits, confused, neutered, as the free thinking nations have turned away from his Grandiose Cabal Plan Policies, and the might of the Tri Laterals is crumbling as old men vacate power, technology overtakes them all, and a live, robust internet calls them all to account, challenging their autocratic presumptions, belittling their status, and tearing apart the EU Continental Enslavement of nations behind their Jesuit NWO scheme of an EU and US Global Fiefdom ruled by Rome. Their Fourth Reich mind sets are facing a fast emerging Eurasia denying them and all they presume to control. See how China deals with Tibet and Religions. This in no way demeans Tibet, but shows how the Jesuits will be dealt with in Eurasia, as Eurasian powers will crush the Vatican usurpers of Souls.

We are now seeing first hand with the unplanned emergence of a vast Eurasian Mogul power, a tectonic shift in world affairs and controls. One America can no longer control, but seek only a participatory role, if even allowed that by an alienated Global power base with its own political agendas.

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17:15

My conversation with a police officer about the killing of black men, policing, and more "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Houston cop was the first caller to my Politics Done Right show and had a lot to say. The snippet is the frank and productive discussion about policing, the killing of black men, and a bit more.

17:15

“We Want the Tapes!” Charlotte Protesters Demand Justice on Third Night of Protests "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hundreds of people continued to protest on the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina, for the third night in a row on Thursday, marching through the city peacefully for more than five hours, calling for justice for Keith Lamar Scott, and pausing by the spot where a protester was shot in the head on Wednesday.

26-year-old Justin Carr died yesterday after sustaining a gunshot wound the night before in a chaotic scene. The official police account — that the shot was not fired by a policeman — has been called into question by some eyewitnesses.

“It could only have come from police,” said a young man who said he had witnessed the shooting and who did not give his name. Flowers and candles marked the site.

But the tragic turn of Wednesday’s protest didn’t prevent people from coming out in large numbers Thursday, and from continuing to demand that officials release dashcam video of the shooting of Scott, the 43-year-old who was killed by police earlier this week.

Charlotte police chief Kerr Putney said yesterday that the department would not release video of the incident. “I never said ‘full transparency.’ I said ‘transparency,’ and transparency’s in the eye of the beholder,” he said in a widely ridiculed statement.

But after viewing the video yesterday, Scott’s family said through their lawyer that the video raises “more questions than answers,” and that it should be released publicly. In the streets of Charlotte last night, that’s all that people were asking for. “Let us see for ourselves,” someone shouted, as throughout the night people chanted “We want the tapes.”

“He had a motherfucking book!” screamed someone else — referring to early accounts that Scott was holding a book when he was killed, not a gun. His family’s attorney said yesterday that “it is impossible to discern from the videos what, if anything, Mr. Scott is holding in his hands.”

17:13

Washing Hillary's Mouth "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts as she listens to a question from the audience during a campaign event at Uncle Nancy's Coffee in Newton, Iowa, September 6, 2015. REUTERS/Scott Morgan

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts as she listens to a question from the audience during a campaign event at Uncle Nancy's Coffee in Newton, Iowa, September 6, 2015. REUTERS/Scott Morgan

I maintain that 'political correctness' has as much to do with what is correct — i.e. true — as 'ethnic cleansing' has to do with personal hygiene.” – Clifford May

Mr. May brilliantly exposes “political correctness” as what it is: anti-American, anti-First Amendment word burning. This is the Democrats' go-to political strategy to control—or severely limit—the social discourse. Hillary Clinton polarizes via hate speech: demonizing the proponents of traditional American values.

Mrs. Clinton was wrong to proclaim half of Trump supporters a “basket of deplorables”: racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, or Islamaphobic. This basket case needs a mirror.What of the election of a two-term black president? What of commonplace interracial and newly legalized gay marriage? She's the one who needs “redemption,” not us.

Unlike the human rights violating foreign governments the Clinton Foundation readily accepts money from, America is one of the most tolerant societies on earth.

Our problems are physical safety, and the economic: debt, joblessness, porous borders, government overreach, and terrorism. Progressives focus on these non-existent “weather” problems to...

17:11

Russian Defense Ministry: Proof of US Predator Drone Present in Zone of UN Convoy Attack "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

September 22, 20:10 UTC+3

The Russian Defense Ministry also has proof the drone took off from Turkey’s Incirlik air base



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MOSCOW, September 22. /TASS/. Facts available to the Russian Defense Ministry prove unambiguously a US Predator drone from Turkey's Incirlik airbase was present in the zone of attack on the UN humanitarian convoy in Syria, Gen Igor Konashenkov said on Thursday.

He said it in a comment on the claim by the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen Joseph Dunford who told members of a Senate committee the US military did not have proof to support the suppositions that the convoy had been bombed by Russian warplanes.

"This hasn’t been concluded but my judgment would be they did it," Gen Dunford said.

"Unlike the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, we do have facts or the information from air data recorders on the situation in the Aleppo zone on September 19," he said. "And this information proves very unambiguously a US attack drone Predator from Incirlik airbase was present in the zone of location of the humanitarian convoy near the town of Urum al-Kurba."

"What the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff and the U.S. Secretary of Defense have at their disposal - and it’s clear to everyone now - is their personal opinions and fear for a yet another error or a purported provocation," Gen Konashenkov said.

"Generally speaking, if the US Army plans its combat operations and makes reports to the President on the basis of personal opinions instead of verified intelligence data, is it a surprise then that the US military regularly make the blunders, which claim the lives of hundreds of innocent people around the world?" he said.

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17:10

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM SEPT 22 2016 (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

image/YouTubeIn the wake of the “accidental”(?) US bombing of Syrian military forces, Russia is asking touch questions, the USA is dodging answering, and the Russian military has just issued new rules of engagement for Syria, as the US Army fails to place in panzer… er, tank competitions in Germany: YT Comment Mark Wanko Love to…

17:09

Professor who has predicted 30 years of presidential outcomes correctly says Trump is headed for a win "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nobody knows for certain who will win on Nov. 8 — but one man is pretty sure: Professor Allan Lichtman, who has correctly predicted every presidential election since 1984. When we sat down in May, he explained how he comes to a decision. Lichtman's prediction isn't based on horse-race polls, shifting demographics or his own political opinions. Rather, he uses a system of true/false statements he calls the "Keys to the White House" to determine his predicted winner. And this year, he says, Donald Trump is the favorite to win.

17:08

Wake up call — Bumble Bee just proposed for U.S. Endangered Species status "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Earlier this month, mosquito eradication efforts in South Carolina, gone horribly wrong, resulted in almost total devastation to the indigenous bee populations. The pesticide used to target the Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti species of mosquito, which can carry and transmit the Zika virus, killed off millions of bees. This single incident is one of many that have been laying waste to beneficial pollinators which has now led to the bumblebee’s proposed listing as an endangered species.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday proposed listing the rusty patched bumblebee, a prized but vanishing pollinator once widely found in the

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Body cam shows 15yo girl pepper-sprayed by Maryland police during arrest (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Police in Maryland have defended the pepper-spraying arrest of a 15-year-old girl as “justified” after police body-cam footage of the incident sparked protests. The black teenager was arrested last Sunday by Hagerstown Police for “not cooperating” with officers after she allegedly hit a moving car with her bicycle. Police released two officer bodycam videos of […]

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Nigel Farage in running for ‘alternative Nobel prize for European freedom’ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage is set to speak at an ‘alternative Nobel Prize’ ceremony in Stockholm, organized by the far-right Sweden Democrats, where he is expected to win an award. Read more The nationalist party has hired out Stockholm’s Grand Hotel for the ‘European Freedom Awards’ in November, the Swedish newspaper Expressen reports. Far-right […]

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Video: State of Emergency: Charlotte NAACP & Protesters Demand Police Release Video of Keith Scott Shooting "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

http://democracynow.org – North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has declared a state of emergency in the city of Charlotte, where protests continued for a … Via Youtube

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Pro baseball player ‘sickened’ he’s being called racist for mocking Keith Scott’s killing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Seattle Mariners catcher Steve Clevenger said he’s sorry — and not racist — for comparing Black Lives Matter protesters to animals on his Twitter account. The baseball player mocked the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott and NFL players who are refusing to participate in…


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UN Human Rights Council: Police killings of black men in US reminiscent of lynching "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Police killings of black people in the United States are reminiscent of lynchings and the government must do far more to protect them, a United Nations working group says in a report that will be debated at the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday. The hard-hitting criticism – drawing a…


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Scientologists are reportedly training attack dogs at mysterious Florida facility — but why? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Is the Church of Scientology training attack dogs to use against protesters? One of Tony Ortega’s readers has passed along a tip claiming that officials have been training guard dogs to attack at one of its facilities in Florida. “Last week they had a guy in the ‘attack’ suit and we…


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17:07

American Vs. Corporate Government -- Full 64 Page PDF "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"The Truth as I see it."

Updated The Fifth day of the First month, anno Domini Two thousand Sixteen


American Governance

Both systems concurrently exist today. However, the corporate system has been gaining predominance in the last 70 years. Many Sovereigns (We the people) have contracted with the corporate system unknowingly, unintentionally, and or without full disclosure given.

Once you learn the difference, you may have to make a decision for yourself, family, and posterity. That decision may require changes in how you conduct yourself. You will have to undo what has been done to make your Sovereign status known. This is not taught in the corporate government's public school system, because you are not to know.

The elite of the "One World government" corporate system want and need to have power and control over the population (masses) they call "Human Resources."


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17:05

Harvard Report Whiffs on Fed Price Fixing Scheme "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This month the bright fellows at Harvard Business School came out with a new report.  A lot of work went into its preparation.  In fact, the report contains the culmination of five years of in-depth analysis of U.S. competitiveness and … Continue reading

17:05

US Govt Just Legalized Operation Mockingbird — FBI Can Now Impersonate the Media "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Claire Bernish FBI agents conducting undercover investigations have now been given the green light to impersonate journalists, the Justice Department determined last week —...

17:05

New Report Revels Heavy Antibiotic Use In Fast Food Livestock "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Pilgrim's Pride contract chicken farm full of three-week-old chicks just outside the city limits of Pittsburg, Texas, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

A Pilgrim’s Pride contract chicken farm full of three-week-old chicks just outside the city limits of Pittsburg, Texas, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Burger King, Jack in the Box, Dunkin’ Donuts, Arby’s, and a number of other fast food companies and restaurants are failing to reduce antibiotics in their animal livestock, according to a new joint analysis conducted by leading environmental and consumers groups.

“Chain Reaction II” (pdf) was released this week by the Natural Resources Defense Council, Friends of the Earth, the Consumers Union, the Center for Food Safety, and the Food Animal Concerns Trust. The groups analyzed major fast food and restaurant brands’ use of antibiotics in meat based on survey responses from the companies.

The researchers caution that while some establishments have made progress, the heavy use of human antibiotics in animals is contributing to the serious public health risk of antibiotic resistance.

“The vast majority of this meat is produced in industrial-scale facilities where thousands and even tens of thousands of animals at a time are routinely fed antibiotics to help them survive and make them grow faster in unsanitary, crowded and stressful conditions,” the report’s introduction explains, noting, “[t]his misuse of antibiotics contributes to antibiotic resistance — the ability of bacteria to withstand exposure to an antibiotic.”
According to the analysis, Chipotle and Panera were the only two establishments to receive “A” grades for their efforts to phase out antibiotic use. This means they “have policies limiting the routine use of antibiotics across all the meat and poultry they serve and publicly affirming that the majority of their meat and poultry is sourced accordingly.”

Subway, which previously faced a public relations disaster for using a yoga mat chemical in their bread, received a B grade. Though last year they received an “F,” this year they are the “only [new] restaurant chain to adopt a new antibiotics policy that applies to all types of meat it serves.” The analysis reports roughly two-thirds of Subway chicken is now antibiotic-free.

The only other chain to receive a B grade was Chik-Fil-A, which received the same grade last year. The popular restaurant reports “more than 23 percent” of its chicken supply was raised without antibiotics, “indicating only marginal progress over last year.”

Though the report expresses cautious optimism that standards for chicken are improving across the industry, it warns most companies have not applied these new standards to the rest of their meats like Panera and Chipotle have. McDonald’s was one such example; the fast food giant received a C+ grade for its efforts to reduce antibiotic use in chicken. One hundred percent of its chicken is now reportedly “raised without antibiotics important in human medicine,” but the chain still failed to achieve a higher grade; though they have enthusiastically promoted news of their progress on poultry, they have no such policies on beef or pork.

Wendy’s received a C, Taco Bell received a C-, and the grades deteriorated from...

17:05

Fox Business Interview: Hillary Clinton—- Class President Of A Wall Street/Washington Elite That Has Been Failing for 30 Years "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Former Reagan Budget Director David Stockman on Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s tax plans, the Federal Reserve and the economy. Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com Source: David Stockman: Economy is on the edge of ruin

17:05

Trump calls on Killary to return donations from pervert Anthony Weiner "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Donald Trump's campaign is calling on Hillary Clinton to return money it received from Anthony Weiner, the husband of the vice chair of the Clinton campaign. "The announcement by the FBI and New York Police Department that they are investigating close Clinton ally Anthony Weiner's inappropriate relationship with an under-aged female is extremely disturbing," deputy communications director Jessica Ditto said in a statement released Thursday night.

17:04

Virginia Woman Feeds 150 Hungry People for $20: More Proof That the Government Is Obsolete "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Daisy Luther You know what I find absolutely beautiful? When a person takes over something that is usually left to be done by the...

17:03

Self-Driving Cars: Another Control Mechanism for Our Lives? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Catherine J. Frompovich Technology is the driving force in business, industry and the surveillance-control spectrum of what’s becoming an apparent totalitarian-type of society couched...

17:02

Yellen to Trump: The Fed is Above the President "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By James Corbett Welcome to New World Next Week — the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most...

iOS Safari, Android Chrome, tweaked to enable video autoplay "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jack Marshall, writing for The Wall Street Journal:

Apple Inc. and Google made tweaks to their popular mobile web browsers recently to enable video content to play automatically in web pages, provided audio is muted.

The changes could result in a boost in mobile video consumption for online publishers if they allow their videos to play automatically, and it could unlock new revenue opportunities as a result.

For marketers, the tweaks will enable them to automatically play video content when potential customers visit their websites.

Autoplay means you consume your data plan simply by visiting a site. Some sites hide the video, making it invisible, and others place the video at the bottom of an article, ensuring you’ll need to scroll through the entire article to get to that elusive pause button.

It’s unclear how consumers will react to having videos play automatically on mobile webpages. Some industry observers suggest Facebook’s introduction of autoplay video in its News Feeds has, perhaps, helped people acclimatize to the idea.

But, in addition to potentially being distracting to some web users, autoplay videos could also increase the amount of data people consume through their wireless plans, potentially resulting in extra data charges.

“If you’re visiting a lot of sites with autoplay video then the bandwidth bill will be coming after that,” Mr. Wijering said.

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17:02

Weekend Reading: Another Fed Stick Save, An Even Bigger Bubble "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As I noted on Thursday, the Fed non-announcement gave the bulls a reason to charge back into the markets as “accommodative monetary policy” is once again extended through the end...

17:01

Presidential Candidates, The Fed, And Status Quo "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Susan Boskey The battle for President of the United States between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump rages on towards the finish line, nasty as...

17:01

Finding ESP8266 Inside Big-Box Store IoT Plugs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When we buy new shiny toys, we usually open them up to at least have a look. [Scott Gibson] does the same, apparently. He found an ESP8266 module inside the EcoPlug brand WiFi-controlled wall switches.

The original device was intended to be controlled by a (crappy) app. He sniffed the UDP packets enough to send the on-off signals to an unmodified device, but where’s the fun in that? [Scott] gave it an upgrade by replacing the ESP8266’s firmware with his own and now he’s got a much more capable remote switch, one that speaks MQTT like the rest of his home automation system.

There’s not much to the code — it just does what you’d think it does. And that’s the beauty of open standards and our community of open-source hardware hackers. It’s easier than ever to take commercial crap that doesn’t do what you want and “fix” it.

There are other ways to crack the home automation egg. On the ESP8266 front, we’ve got even cheaper products for you to hack and even complete-DIY options. Before the ESP8266, firms used to put complete Linux routers into switches, if you can believe that, and they’re hackable as well. But kudos to [Scott] for looking at what he had, and making it into what he wanted.

Thanks [Milos] for the tip!


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17:00

Abbas and Levy issue calls to end Nakba denial "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Yesterday, coincidentally, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli columnist Gideon Levy both spoke of the burden of the Nakba on their societies, and the world. Excerpts below. The only reflection on reading these commentaries is, Why are these thoughts not being published in our mainstream American journals?

For as Levy says, the Nakba cannot be compared to the Holocaust, but their denials can, and: “Nakba denial beats denial of the Holocaust.”

Abbas at the UN General Assembly:

Realization of a historic reconciliation between the Palestinian and Israeli peoples requires that Israel acknowledge its responsibility for the Nakba inflicted on our people to this very day. This will open a new era of coexistence and will serve to build bridges rather than walls…

Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen,

By the end of this coming year, 100 years will have passed since the Balfour Declaration, and 70 years since Al-Nakba of the Palestinian people, and 50 years since Israel occupied the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.

Yes, 100 years have passed since the notorious Balfour Declaration, by which Britain gave, without any right, authority or consent from anyone, the land of Palestine to another people. This paved the road for the Nakba of Palestinian people and their dispossession and displacement from their land. As if this were not enough, the British Mandate interpreted this Declaration into policies and measures that contributed to the perpetration of the most heinous crimes against a peaceful people in their own land, a people that never attacked anyone or partook in a war against anyone.

Therefore, we ask Britain, as we approach 100 years since this notorious Declaration, to draw the necessary lessons and to bear its historic, legal, political, material and moral responsibilities for the consequences of this Declaration, including an apology to the Palestinian people for the catastrophes, miseries and injustices that it created, and to act to rectify this historic catastrophe and remedy its consequences, including by recognition of the State of Palestine.

In addition, Israel, since 1948, has persisted with its contempt for international legitimacy by violating United Nations General Assembly resolution 181 (II), the partition resolution, which called for the establishment of two States on the historic land of Palestine according to a specific partition plan…

In this 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, I call on you to declare 2017 as the international year to end the Israeli occupation of our land and our people, as we approach in June 2017 a half century of this abhorrent Israeli occupation…. the international community is called upon to exert all efforts, more than any other time in the past, to bring an end to the Israeli occupation of the land of the State of Palestine, which, as you all know, is the longest and last occupation in contemporary history.

Gideon Levy in Haaretz:

Peace is not going to come before the Israelis know about and understand how it all began. Peace is not going to come before Israel accepts responsibility, apologizes and compensates. There is no peace without this.

Perhaps there could be truth and reconciliation commissions like in South Africa, or a bended knee and reparations like in Germany. This could be the expression of an apology to the Palestinian people, partial return and partial compensation for the property stolen in 1948 and ever since. Just not denial and shirking of responsibility.

Peace is not going to be prevented because the Palestinians are insisting on the right of return. It will be prevented mainly because Israel is not prepared to...

17:00

This Is What the CIA Does When the Other Side Won’t Fight "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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This Is What the CIA Does When the Other Side Won’t Fight "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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How do you start a fight when your opponent doesn’t want a fight with you? You force it… you create fear… you create fear and sell another stinkin’ pile of lies til the body count meets your project goals.

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17:00

The Problem With Helicopter Money "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Helicopter money requires central banks to make choices they cannot make while undermining their independence and inflation-targeting mandate. Attempts at explicit fiscal coordination may not be feasible and may create unresolvable...

How to Easily Roll Back Changes with Snapper "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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16:58

Friday assorted links "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

1. Father knows best infrastructure.

2. Why is milk in the back of the supermarket?

3. Rolling drone delivery is coming to D.C.

4. China and Japan, “In fact, when staying in Japanese hotels, I turn on all the faucets as a way to relieve my anger! But it is of no use! We must do better in all ways! Let’s go!”  Most polled Chinese disapprove, although eight percent expressed a desire to do the exact same thing.

5. Cow dung capitalism.

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16:57

Brazil’s Big Media Ignores Temer’s Confession – Except Estadão Columnist Who Falsely Claimed Video Was Altered "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Intercept Brasil‘s Inacio Vieira yesterday reported one of the most significant pieces of evidence yet about the real reason for the impeachment of Brazil’s elected President Dilma Rousseff. Speaking to a group of U.S. business and foreign policy elites, the country’s installed President, Michel Temer, admitted that what triggered the impeachment process was not any supposed “budgetary crimes,” but rather Dilma’s opposition to the neo-liberal platform of social program cuts and privatization demanded by Temer’s party and the big business interests that fund it.

But what’s as revealing as Temer’s casual acknowledgement of coup-type motives is how Brazil’s large media – which united in favor of impeachment – has completely ignored his comments. Literally not one of Globo’s countless media properties, nor the nation’s largest newspaper Folha, nor any of the nation’s large political magazines, has even mentioned these stunning and incriminating remarks from the country’s president. They’ve imposed a total blackout. While numerous independent journalists and websites have reported Temer’s admission, none of Brazil’s major media outlets have uttered a word about it.

The only exception to this wall of silence was a columnist from the right-wing newspaper Estadão, Lúcia Guimarães, who spent several hours on Twitter yesterday completely humiliating herself in a spirited attempt to deny that Temer actually said this. She began by insinuating that The Intercept Brasil made a suspicious “cut” in the video that altered reality – basically accusing Vieira of committing fraud without the slightest evidence, all to protect Temer.

Then, after a Folha columnist sent her a link to the full video showing that nothing was distorted, she nonetheless announced that she will only believe Temer said this once she sees the drives from each camera simultaneously played, and she added that what makes the story so suspicious is that President Temer is a best-selling author of a book on constitutional law who would not say such a thing about impeachment. Only once the full transcript of Temer’s remarks was posted would she finally admit that he really said it, but rather than retract her false accusations or apologize to Vieira and The Intercept Brasil for having implied the video was fraudulently edited, she instead simply posted the relevant part of Temer’s rema...

16:57

More than a million Brits trapped in miserable relationships with their partners "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

More than a million people in the UK are trapped in miserable relationships with their spouse or long-term partner, new research has found. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) indicate the number of people in an "extremely unhappy" relationship has doubled since 2010, while the proportion of those who described their relationship as "perfect" took a sharp fall. Experts at Relate, the relationship counseling charity, said the economic downturn caused by the 2008 financial crash has been followed by a "social recession" which is making people unhappier. One in 20 of those polled (4.8 percent) in 2014 said they were "extremely unhappy" - double the proportion in 2010, according to the ONS' annual wellbeing survey.

16:56

Les Deplorables "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Pepe Escobar for Sputnik News Perplexed global public opinion holds its breath at the (circus) best American “democracy” is able to conjure: the first https://sputniknews.com/columnists/20160729/1043757805/us-election-clinton-trump.html cage match this coming

16:55

∞ Apple Watch ejecting water from the speaker in slo-mo video "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

[VIDEO]: Interesting to see, though it looks and sounds very lo-tech in slo-mo.

16:55

HUMANITY vs INSANITY # 79 : Cestui Que Vie "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An introduction to the Financial & Legal Frauds being perpetrated upon Humanity.

Few have heard of ‘CESTUI QUE VIE’, yet this is the LEGAL FRAUD perpetrated upon HUMANITY in Courts throughout the World. EVERYONE employed within the Legal Profession is GUILTY of perpetuating the Cestui Que Vie FRAUD … but few of them KNOW it!

Meanwhile, the Alchemical process of creating ‘Money from Nothing’, FRACTIONAL RESERVE BANKING is the means by which the Ruling Parasites are keeping HUMANITY in ‘Debt Slavery’.
EVERYONE employed within the FINANCIAL Sector is GUILTY of FRAUD … & the vast majority of them KNOW it!

 


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An introduction to the Financial & Legal Frauds being perpetrated upon Humanity.

Few have heard of ‘CESTUI QUE VIE’, yet this is the LEGAL FRAUD perpetrated upon HUMANITY in Courts throughout the World. EVERYONE employed within the Legal Profession is GUILTY of perpetuating the Cestui Que Vie FRAUD … but few of them KNOW it!

Meanwhile, the Alchemical process of creating ‘Money from Nothing’, FRACTIONAL RESERVE BANKING is the means by which the Ruling Parasites are keeping HUMANITY in ‘Debt Slavery’.
EVERYONE employed within the FINANCIAL Sector is GUILTY of FRAUD … & the vast majority of them KNOW it!

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New US Republic via a Global Currency Reset: 23 Sept. 2016 Update "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

New Republic via a GCR: 23 Sept. 2016 Update

Compiled on 23 September 2016 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, Author, "Twenty Two Faces," www.22faces.com, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com

1. On Sept. 22 2016 Zap reported:

A. Money movements for releases were finishing. Tons of gold had been moved to position the new financial system and ensure the rollout was smooth. The magnitude of this rollout was far greater than originally perceived.

B. The rules and regulations of this new system prevented money laundering - a critical element of the drug lords and politicians (the Cabal) who needed to launder their money.

C. The Cabal were being caught by the hundreds as they attempted to circumvent the new system, not understanding that it was fully functional. The arrests and firings of bankers was getting to a position of closure as corruption was being wiped out in the banking system.

D. The Wells Fargo practice of opening accounts to gain profit was an unsovory act, but was not a major corruption issue. It was expected that anything to discredit WF would be attempted.

E. ZAP had ample experience with the HSBC in the UK where a particular banker was immediately taken out after being reported. A whole floor of corrupt people were fired or imprisoned. The ensuing investigation uncovered even more corruption brought to light.

2. On that same Sept. 22 2016 Fisher reported:

A. Key issues and decisions were made overnight, all very important and sensitive, which is why there would be no more intel from Fisher.

B. Landa Global Humanus had received their funding, as did other similar organizations.

C. There was a magistrate from the World Court in Reno to verify the transfers.

D. The Wells Fargo CEO was fired.

E. Zap stated, "If you believe anything for the next few days, believe that everything has been scripted for public consumption."

F. On that Sept. 22 a power outage continued for the second day in Puerto Rico where the IRS was located.

3. On the Sept. 22 The Big Call, Bruce reported: The Big Call

A. On Mon Sept. 19 at the UN, Iraq was told to revalue their Dinar immediately.

B. Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi flew home yesterday Sept. 21 and supposedly did a press conference. They were supposed to have celebrations today, but there was no word on that yet.

C. The new IEX was active - an international exchange where all the trading platforms across the world were connected and gave fair advantage to all world trading.

D. As of early Thurs. Sept. 22 morning, the threshold for Tier 2 transactions (SKRs, bond platforms) had increased.

E. At 8 pm Thurs. Sept. 22 Tier 2 transactions went up to over a trillion dollars.

F. The Internet Group was considered a Tier 3. Tier 3 wouldn't be given access to the 800 exchange appointment numbers until Tier 2 transactions were completed.

G. With the transactions that had happened over the last 24 hours, it was expected that the Internet Group would receive the 800 numbers in the not too distant future. They wanted to complete the Internet Group by the end of the month.

H. Bruce felt that this was the last Big Call he would have, although he would continue his work for veterans and have calls on Humanitarian work.

3. On the Sept. 22 2016 Situation Report it was reported: ...

16:54

UN warns of epic debt defaults if global financial crisis hits "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If the global economy enters a new economic crisis it may lead to epic debt defaults, according to trade economists at the United Nations. "As capital begins to flow out, there is now a real danger of entering a third phase of the financial crisis which began in the United States housing market in late 2007 before spreading to the European sovereign bond market," the annual report of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Following the 2008-2009 crisis, developing countries faced a huge influx of cheap credit. The process was heated by quantitative easing programs in the developed nations. "Alarm bells have been ringing over the explosion of corporate debt levels in emerging economies, which now exceed $25 trillion. Damaging deflationary spirals cannot be ruled out," the report says. Under the conditions of slowing global GDP the debt is likely not to be redeemed.

16:54

Turkish-backed rebels lose over 20 villages to ISIS in northeast Aleppo "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Leith Fadel – 23/09/2016 Turkish-backed rebels lose over 20 villages to ISIS in northeast Aleppo ALEPPO, SYRIA (11:45 A.M.) – The Turkish-backed “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) and their Islamist allies are in serious trouble in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo after losing more than 20 villages east of the Euphrates River to the Islamic […]

16:52

Mossad, Other Foreign Intelligence Officers Killed In Russian Missile Strike On Aleppo "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russian navy ship launches a cruise missile in the Caspian Sea. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

Russian navy ship launches a cruise missile in the Caspian Sea. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

TEHRAN – The Russian warships stationed in Syria’s coastal waters targeted and destroyed a foreign military operations room, killing over two dozen Israeli and western intelligence officers.

“The Russian warships fired three Caliber missiles at the foreign officers’ coordination operations room in Dar Ezza region in the Western part of Aleppo near Sam’an mountain, killing 30 Israeli and western officers,” the Arabic-language service of Russia’s Sputnik news agency quoted battlefield source in Aleppo as saying on Wednesday.

The operations room was located in the Western part of Aleppo province in the middle of sky-high Sam’an mountain and old caves. The region is deep into a chain of mountains.

Several US, Turkish, Saudi, Qatari and British officers were also killed along with the Israeli officers. The foreign officers who were killed in the Aleppo operations room were directing the terrorists’ attacks in Aleppo and Idlib.

Earlier in September, the Syrian army units launched a preemptive strike on the terrorists of the so-called Aleppo Operations Room in their gathering centers near Castello road in the Northern areas of Aleppo and Mallah farms, foiling their plots to attack the region’s supply route, a source said.

The source said that the army’s artillery units attacked the terrorists’ gathering centers near Castello and Mallah farms in Zahra Abdo Rabbah, Kafar Hamra and Hurayatyn which killed and wounded dozens of militants.

Also, the Syrian air force attacked the terrorists’ supply route in Northern Aleppo towards Hayyan and Adnan as well as the supply roads in Western Aleppo towards the North and smashed the terrorists’ convoys in al-Aratab, Urom Kobra and Ma’ara al-Artiq which thwarted the terrorists’ plots and forced many of them flee towards the Turkish borders.

Informed media sources disclosed earlier that the Syrian army has continued its advances in the Southern part of Aleppo, and regained control over several strategic areas in the town of Khan Touman.

“A number of key warehouses of Khan Touman are now under the Syrian army’s control,” the Arabic-language media quoted an unnamed informed source as saying.

The source noted that the Syrian air force and army’s artillery units also targeted the gathering centers and fortifications of the terrorists in Khan Touman....

16:52

Survival Horror Game Sees Linux Sales Around 1% "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It's been one year since Frictional Games launched SOMA as their latest science fiction survival horror game. The game is supported on Windows, OS X, Linux, and PlayStation 4. This game saw close to half a million sales, but just over 1% of them were from Linux gamers...

16:52

You can now stream Android games and apps to Facebook Live from your PC "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bluestacks Helps You To Stream Android Apps On Facebook Live

Mobile gaming is a huge business, as people like to record videos of their gameplay or stream the action. While streaming your favourite smartphone apps on Twitch is very time consuming, it is even more difficult to set it up on Facebook Live.

However, thanks to BlueStacks desktop emulator for PC and Mac, you can stream your game play (or other apps) directly to Facebook Live. The integration was already available for Amazon’s Twitch, which is popular among the gamer crowd, TechCrunch reports. It also points out that the Facebook Live integration has the potential to reach a much wider audience of mobile games streamers than Twitch.

Since, the Android emulator basically runs the Google OS inside your PC or Mac, it becomes very easy to fire up the Play Store and download any app or game that you want. The same emulator interface can then be used to stream the action to Facebook Live.

With this new feature, you can stream yourself playing the game. This means that the webcam connected to your computer is recording you, and also the app’s screen is being recorded. While a similar setup is available on Twitch and YouTube Gaming, it will just be available on Facebook. It’s pretty simple to set up, after installing BlueStacks, all you have to do is just press a button to go live. These videos will be on Facebook forever or until you delete them. For the ones, who are unable to watch the stream live can go back later and watch it again.

Source: TechCrunch

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16:52

Yahoo's 500 Million User Hack, Russia and Your Passwords "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Thoughts about the narrative on the massive hack on Yahoo, and a huge tip on remembering and protecting your passwords

16:51

Bayer and Monsanto: A Merger of Two Evils "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By KATHERINE PAUL Originally published by the Organic Consumers Association It’s been about a week since Monsanto and Bayer confirmed their intention to say “I do”—ample time for media, lawmakers, consumer and farmer advocacy groups, and of course the happy... Read More

The post Bayer and Monsanto: A Merger of Two Evils appeared first on Global Justice Ecology Project.

16:51

Woah: Former Wall St. Banker Suggests Global Debt May Not be Owned by Humans "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Waking Times

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Editor’s Note: Well, here’s something you don’t hear everyday… could this explain the untold trillions getting “lost” in black budgets?

by Lucas Dare

Is the world economy a closed system or an open system? In other words, are the world’s financial elite conducting transactions with off-planet entities, enslaving the human race to unseen actors?

The world’s people are held in perpetual bondage to the fiat currency money masters who have saddled us with absolutely insurmountable debt obligations which are mathematically impossible to repay. At present, the CIA estimates the total global debt to be nearing $90 trillion.

“In 2013, according to the CIA’s World Factbook, the GWP totalled approximately US $87.25 trillion in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP), and around US $74.31 trillion in nominal terms.” [Source]

The gross world product, the nominal value of planetary human endeavor per year, was recently estimated at $78 trillion, meaning nearly an entire year of the productivity of every man, woman and child on planet earth, some 7.4 billion people, is owed to someone, but who exactly no one really knows for sure. How is this possible?

As nations like Greece are forced into austerity and unnecessary hardship by private banks, it is becoming ever more clear to the people of the world that debt-based currency is being used to conquer nations and enslave free people. The fiat money scheme is so absurd, so detrimental to human progress, that any sane person has to wonder why the global debt cannot just be written off with a few key strokes, allowing the world’s economy to again thrive.

In fact it can be written off, as was implied by former Federal Reserve Chairman, Alan Greenspan.

“The United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that. So there is zero probability of default.” ~Alan Greenspan

In other words, the money, ie., the debt, is meaningless, only having value if governments around the world use law and the violence of authority to enforce their citizens into payment of these fraudulent obligations, which is indeed happening the world over.

“I thought about the core...

Woah: Former Wall St. Banker Suggests Global Debt May Not be Owned by Humans "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Editor’s Note: Well, here’s something you don’t hear everyday… could this explain the untold trillions getting “lost” in black budgets?

grey aliens

by Lucas Dare

Is the world economy a closed system or an open system? In other words, are the world’s financial elite conducting transactions with off-planet entities, enslaving the human race to unseen actors?

The world’s people are held in perpetual bondage to the fiat currency money masters who have saddled us with absolutely insurmountable debt obligations which are mathematically impossible to repay. At present, the CIA estimates the total global debt to be nearing $90 trillion.

“In 2013, according to the CIA’s World Factbook, the GWP totalled approximately US $87.25 trillion in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP), and around US $74.31 trillion in nominal terms.” [Source]

The gross world product, the nominal value of planetary human endeavor per year, was recently estimated at $78 trillion, meaning nearly an entire year of the productivity of every man, woman and child on planet earth, some 7.4 billion people, is owed to someone, but who exactly no one really knows for sure. How is this possible?

As nations like Greece are forced into austerity and unnecessary hardship by private banks, it is becoming ever more clear to the people of the world that debt-based currency is being used to conquer nations and enslave free people. The fiat money scheme is so absurd, so detrimental to human progress, that any sane person has to wonder why the global debt cannot just be written off with a few key strokes, allowing the world’s economy to again thrive.

In fact it can be written off, as was implied by former Federal Reserve Chairman, Alan Greenspan.

“The United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that. So there is zero probability of default.” ~Alan Greenspan

In other words, the money, ie., the debt, is meaningless, only having value if governments around the world use law and the violence of authority to enforce their citizens into payment of these fraudulent obligations, which is indeed happening the world over.

“I thought about the core tools we EHMs (economic hit men) used in my day: false economics that included distorted financial analyses, inflated projections, and rigged accounting boo...

16:50

Is Putin going to resurrect the KGB? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Ministry for State Security (MGB) is set to be inaugurated before the Russian presidential elections in 2018, the newspaper Kommersant writes, referring to a confidential source. The new super-agency will be based at the Federal Security Service, which will take back the functions of the Committee for State Security (KGB) of the USSR. It will consist of the Foreign Intelligence Service and most of the units of the Federal Protective Service, which will continue as the Presidential Security Service, responsible for communication and transportation of high officials. The new ministry will not just investigate criminal cases initiated by the Investigative Committee and the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD), but will also exercise oversight, although its chief directorate of procedural controls has practically been liquidated. "We (officers of the Federal Security Service) only provided support for investigations before, now we will control this process from the moment criminal proceedings are initiated to their submission to the court", - according to a source at the FSB internal publication. MGB officers will also verify how effectively investigators use sensitive information.

16:50

VIDEO: How Trigger Happy Cops React to Tinted Windows — In a Police State "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Renowned private investigator Ken Sheppard parked his black Chevy Tahoe on a street in Montrose, California, on March 3, 2014, to conduct surveillance for a workers’ compensation fraud case, when several Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies took it upon themselves to accost and harass him — for hav

16:49

Russia’s Inskander-M Tactical Ballistic Missile System (Infographics) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Iskander-M is a variant of the Russian tactical missile system 9K720 Iskander (NATO reporting name SS-26 Stone) used by the Russian Armed  Forces. It can fire two types of missiles:

  • the quasi-ballistic 9M723;
  • the cruise 9M728.

Both types can maneuver quickly on their flight path to make more difficult interception by enemy anti-missile weapons.

Click to see the full-size image

Click to see the full-size image

Who Is Afraid of Iskander-M?

The Iskander-M has no shortage of admirers. They include the Islamic State and other Islamist entities in Syria, Poland, Turkey, NATO as a whole, and of course the United States. Seemingly no other Russian weapon system is as likely to steal a headline as soon as it makes an appearance somewhere on the global chess board. To what does it owe its worldwide fan base?…

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16:49

Codingame Gamifies Coding Education "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Codingame has developed a platform to gamify coding education for developers, and provide a channel for employers to find prospective employees. From the website:

Practice & learn the fun way
    Practice pure code

Learn new concepts by solving fun challenges in 25+ languages addressing all the hot programming topics.
    Learn from the best

In a matter of hours, discover new languages, algorithms or tricks in courses designed by top developers.
    Become the expert

Our approach has been designed to lead advanced developers to the next level.

There might be developers, team leaders, or employers in the Soylent community who would find it useful.


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16:47

Pope Calls Anti-Mass Immigration Journalism a ‘Form of Terrorism’ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

TOPSHOT - Pope Francis speaks to journalists aboard the flight from Mexico to Italy, on February 18, 2016. Pope Francis left Rome on February 11, 2016 bound for Cuba, where he met Russian Patriarch Kirill before continuing on to Mexico for a five-day visit. AFP PHOTO / ALESSANDRO DI MEO / AFP / POOL / ALESSANDRO DI MEO (Photo credit should read ALESSANDRO DI MEO/AFP/Getty Images)

16:47

Sea Shepherd Reveals a New Weapon in the War Against Japan’s Whaling "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Daniel Flitton / The Age

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It is a custom-made warship without guns, pimped out with bigger engines and a long-distance fuel tank.

Anti-whaling activists Sea Shepherd have a brand new, $12 million custom-built ship they boast will for the first time match the speed and endurance of Japan’s whaling fleet.

And with Japan’s defiance of an international court ruling about to be in the spotlight at a global summit next month, the activists plan to sail the new vessel to Australia, before launching south in a bid to disrupt the summer whale hunt near Antarctica.

“Our biggest challenge in our campaigns in the past has been that the Japanese whaling vessels have rammed us with their superior size, and they have outrun us with their superior speed,” Sea Shepherd’s Peter Hammarstedt told Fairfax Media.

“So this is a vessel that they cannot catch.”

Christened Ocean Warrior, it is the first brand new ship Sea Shepherd has built, allowing the activist group to specify engine size and other features for its controversial high-seas protests.

All its other ships have been refitted older vessels, the Bob Barker once a Norwegian whaling ship, built in 1950, the Steve Urwin a former fisheries vessel operating from Scotland, built in 1975.

Ironically, for an environmental group that only serves vegan meals aboard, the design of Ocean Warrior is based on a popular supply ship for off-shore oil rigs.

Cargo space has been converted to fuel tanks to give the ship longer range.

Japan killed 333 minke whales last summer – the first hunt after a 2014 ruling in the International Court of Justice that declared the so-called “scientific whaling” to be illegal.

But Japan has since exempted itself from the court’s jurisdiction and drawn up new guidelines for whaling, effectively doubling the size of the hunting grounds in the Southern Ocean and the activist group was not able to track the whalers last summer.

The Japanese institute for whale research has also run a website to promote whale recipes.

Australia joined with 95 countries earlier this month to condemn Japan’s resumption of whaling, and the issue is expected to dominate a meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Slovenia in October.

Sea Shepherd won’t yet disclose the top speed of Ocean Warrior but said it comfortably topped 30 knots in recent...

16:46

The Black History of the New Economy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The past three Thursdays, I found myself in the midst of several different landscapes, all working towards real, transformational change. With hands open to the possibility of community wealth and land, I learned about the work of the Black Belt Justice Center. With hands in the soil with a community that creates healthy relationships with ecosystems, I visited the Black Dirt Farm Collective. With hands sore from tweeting about policies for freedom, I attended a racial justice forum led by the Movement for Black Lives.

These are snapshots of the struggles and successes for a so-called new economy – the fight for a people- and planet-first world that is more equitable, sustainable and democratic. And this shift is being pioneered by the black community. In other words, the Movement for Black Lives is the new economy movement and has been for decades.

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16:45

Your Charlotte: 3 Ways To Stay Safe When Riots Break Out In Your Town "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

image/youtube screen grabAs the situation in Charlotte continues to escalate, one fact is certain: Wherever there is a high population area, you’re going to have a high chance of people not getting along. In this case, there have been dozens of arrests, accompanied by a taxpayer-paid visit from the National Guard. Protesters even tried to throw a…

16:45

Syrian War Report – September 23, 2016: Operation to Clear Eastern Aleppo "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-september-23-2016-operation-to-clear-eastern-aleppo/

16:45

Classical image of man disappearing as fashion industry blurs line between men and women "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Muscular, classically chiseled male models are a dying breed as men are ever more chosen for thinness, even androgyny, in a fashion world playing with the notion of gender. It only takes looking back a decade to male fashion shows -- at Versace, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton or Gucci -- to see the change on the catwalk. Shoulders have lost their squareness, chests have sunk. Back then, "male models were a little bit bigger... not so, so skinny," said Tricia Romani, head of the Canadian branch of the Wilhelmina international modeling agency. Hedi Slimane, while at Saint Laurent and Dior, was among the designers who transfigured the dominant vision of the masculine look into lank, languorous and unique.

16:44

Mike Quinsey's Message from His Higher Self -- September 23, 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

All over the world there are confrontations and battles as the dark Forces try to stem the losses they are experiencing. It will be to no avail as their power is becoming fragmented and they are losing control of the outcome of events. Their days are numbered as their leaders are no longer able to command their supporters to achieve the outcome they planned. The end of their power and influence is in sight and there is nothing they can do to change the outcome. Viewing it from the outside you would not know the true facts as so much is happening at the same time. However, those working for the end of hostilities and world peace, are placed where they can influence what is taking place and more importantly the outcome.

There is quite a way to go before it will become obvious that major changes are on the way but once they start matters will quickly change. All that you have been promised will become manifested in relatively quick time, as the preparations have already been made. The consolation of having to wait so long for action will be that many more souls will have awakened to the truth. The Light quotient has risen and a considerable increase in vibrations has taken place. You are unassailable and nothing will change the result that will see those of the Light ascend. Finally you will commence the journey that takes you back from whence you came and you have always known it subconsciously, as you knew the outcome when you chose to drop down into the lower dimensions to experience separation.

Once you have returned to the higher levels you will have a glorious life before you. As a Galactic Being you will be free to choose your next experience, but with a view to continue your ongoing evolution. At all stages there is always help to enable you to decide which are your best options but the final choice is up to you. By gaining more experience in the lower dimensions you have grown as a soul, and will be all the greater for it. In fact, your rate of development has been more rapid than if you had remained in the higher vibrations.

Stay focused within your own energy and you will be able to enjoy the changes that are immediately ahead of you. The transformation of your society and your lives will be miraculous, mainly because it will change in whatever ways are necessary to lift you up. In normal events such changes would take a long time to manifest, but most of the hard work has already taken place. Much awaits you that remains just out of your sight, such as the Cities of Light that will surprise you as to their magnificence. As you have already been told, the first one is so near to manifesting and will be followed by many more.

Nothing takes place without having a specific purpose, so when events happen to an individual or groups of souls it should be possible to understand the reason. That way the experience will have value and if it is for clearing karma, you should be able to understand the purpose. Everything that occurs is of importance in some way even if it is not apparent to you. A lesson learnt through actual experience is bound to have an impact upon you, and almost certainly will not be forgotten. So when you have a necessary experience, try to understand the reasons behind it. That way you will only have to go through the lesson once. Where evolution is concerned life would be pointless if it did not give you opportunities to evolve.

When you are on the verge of learning so much about your own evolution, it is important that you take note of your experiences. A lesson learnt will not necessarily be presented to you again so make sure that when you are being tested that you take the challenge seriously. If you do not, it will almost certainly come round again. You are not tested beyond your capabilities so you should expect to come out victorious. You may have friends or rela...

16:43

Russian troops arrive in Pakistan for first ever joint military drill "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russian troops have arrived in Pakistan on Friday to take part in two-week military exercise, a first in the two countries' modern history. Moscow and Islamabad were on opposite sides during the Cold War. Around 70 Russian soldiers and officers along with some 130 Pakistani counterparts are taking part in the war games called Friendship 2016, which kick-start on Saturday. The name is a symbolical reference to the old Cold War tensions between Moscow and Islamabad, which the two capitals are now trying to overcome. On Friday, an Ilyushin Il-76 military transport plane delivered the troops to Pakistan from their home base in southern Russia.

16:42

Teen Student Arrested For Hacking University And Changing Grades "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Former Georgia student hacker changed grades and stole data

A former Kennesaw State University (KSU) student accused of hacking into the school’s computer system to change grades and stealing personal data was arrested by the police, reports Fox 5 Atlanta.

Chase Arthur Hughes, 19, is charged on three counts of computer trespassing, computer invasion of privacy and computer forgery. Hughes turned himself in to the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office on Monday. Crimes relating to computer privacy can result in a fine up to $50,000 or jail time of up to 15 years in the state of Georgia.

Kennesaw State police began an investigation in May after receiving reports of the hacking. Hughes illegally hacked the university’s Owl Express program using his girlfriend’s internet connection to change several students’ grades, including his own. He reportedly changed fellow students’ grades from an “F” to “A” and another from a “C” to “A”. For himself, he upgraded his “B” to an “A,” police said.

The incident was detected after a KSU professor received a confirmation email from the university’s computer system alerting him of a grade change that he did not make, according to the police report. The professor alerted school officials who then told police.

The grades were immediately corrected to the original posting.

“While the system worked as it should and alerted professors of the grade changes, additional measure have been put into place to help further detect unauthorized access,” said Lectra Lawhorne, the school’s interim chief information officer.

In addition to changing grades, Hughes allegedly stole data from the university. The police are reporting that he used the login data from several professors to look at sensitive and confidential information, including employment history, financial, credit, and medical information, of both professors and students. The usernames and passwords of at least 36 faculty members were recorded by him in a notebook that the officers found in his home.

At the moment, it is unclear if Hughes had downloaded any of this data, or how he managed to get hold of so many details of KSU professors.

Hughes was enrolled at the KSU from fall 2015 to summer 2016, as a business major with a concentration in finance.

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16:42

University Student Arrested for hacking computer and changing grades "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Uzair Amir

Hacking your school’s computers is no ordinary feat and it

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16:42

Chelsea Clinton Debuts ‘Make Herstory’ T-Shirt At Hillary Campaign Rally "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Chelsea Clinton took the stage to the divisive “Fight Song” campaign anthem by Rachel Patten wearing a “Make Herstory” black t-shirt, black pants, and black boots.

16:41

Cops manhandle and pepper spray 15yr old girl after she's was knocked unconscious in a bike accident "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Police in Maryland have defended the pepper-spraying arrest of a 15-year-old girl as "justified" after police body-cam footage of the incident sparked protests. The black teenager was arrested last Sunday by Hagerstown Police for "not cooperating" with officers after she allegedly hit a moving car with her bicycle. Police released two officer bodycam videos of the incident Wednesday. In the footage, the girl refuses questioning and attempts to cycle away from officers who then pull her off the bike by her backpack and forcibly handcuff her hands behind her back.

Cops manhandle and pepper spray 15yr old girl after she was knocked unconscious in a bike accident "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Police in Maryland have defended the pepper-spraying arrest of a 15-year-old girl as "justified" after police body-cam footage of the incident sparked protests. The black teenager was arrested last Sunday by Hagerstown Police for "not cooperating" with officers after she allegedly hit a moving car with her bicycle. Police released two officer bodycam videos of the incident Wednesday. In the footage, the girl refuses questioning and attempts to cycle away from officers who then pull her off the bike by her backpack and forcibly handcuff her hands behind her back.

16:39

Enjoy Incredible Cocktails, Meals & Music as Rhapsody’s Ikeja Hosts Tropical CÎROC Sunday on September 25th "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Rhapsody’s Ikeja is once again hosting this month’s edition of Tropical CÎROC Sunday’s. Incredible Cocktails, mouth watering food and extraordinary tunes what else do you need on a Sunday? Rhapsody’s Ikeja has set itself as the “Institution” on the Mainland when it comes to entertainment and great Food. Tropical CÎROC Sundays with will be an event you DO […]

16:39

Patterns of Commoning "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In Valais in the Swiss Alps, an elaborate system of irrigation canals has existed for half a millennium. In the high-altitude Sacred Valley of the Incas, in Peru, the Quechua people have cultivated the richest diversity of potatoes anywhere on the planet since time immemorial. Since the time of Stephen the Great in the late 1400s, people in the Eastern Carpathians have managed their forests jointly through community-based institutions known as obștea, a tradition that has even survived fifty years of state dictatorship in the twentieth century. These examples demonstrate that commons are nothing if not enduring. Yet at the same time, they are highly vulnerable because nation-states claiming absolute territorial sovereignty, tend to see commons – with their focus on collective governance, use-value over exchange value, and indifference to political jurisdictions (e.g., bioregions, Internet communities) – as perplexing or threatening. For their part, global corporations commanding vast resources and legal privileges often seek to destroy commons because they are seen as an alternative regime for meeting needs and thus a threat to the hegemony of the market system.

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16:38

“There’s No Need for That”: Hillary Straight up Refuses to Take Neurocognitive Tests in New, Awkward Interview "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Back to the weirdest election in the history of America, all of Hillary’s interviews now consist of two standard questions: how can she get the American people to trust her as president after the whole email server, “above the law” fiasco (short answer? she can’t), and questions about her health problems.

It’s impossible to think this woman could actually be president considering her interviews into how she’d actually lead barely go past the realm of “But aren’t you a sick liar?”

In a new exclusive interview with ABC’s Sarina Fazan, Hillary was once again asked about how can America trust her; but then Fazan went farther on her health, asking Clinton if she needs to take some sort of neurocognitive test.

What transpired afterward was awkward and slightly uncomfortable to watch:

“I’m very sorry I got pneumonia,” Hillary said, at first trying to laugh the suggestion off. “I’m very glad that antibiotics took care of it. And that’s behind us now. I’ve met the standard that everybody running for president has met in terms of releasing information about my health.”

Fazan, who revealed her brother is a neurosurgeon, pressed her again but Clinton wouldn’t budge.

“There’s no need for that. The information is very clear. And the information, as I said, meets the standards that every other person running for president has ever had to meet – and I’m happy that we’ve met and even exceeded them in certain ways,” she said.

Getting one’s doctor to lie about being in good health doesn’t mean anything, and since a large majority of the country already thinks Hillary has lied about everything else, no one is going to buy this either.

The question seems to be in direct response to the fact that videos of what appear to be Hillary’s eyes moving out of sync at one of her rallies have gone viral over the past week.

It was still happening, even in this interview where she’s denying she has a problem.

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16:36

Donald Trump Expands Supreme Court Justice List, Includes Mike Lee "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: Senator Mike Lee speaks during #JusticReformNow Capitol Hill Advocacy Day at Russell Senate Office Building on April 28, 2016 in Washington, DC.
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), who currently serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee and clerked for Justice Samuel Alito, is one of the newly added names.

16:35

Blender: An Introduction for Final Cut Pro Users "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Have you often considered quitting your day job to begin an exciting career as a filmmaker? You don’t need the resources of a Hollywood studio anymore. In fact, you can do it all with free and open source software.

The Video Screening Room

Blender is a very popular 3D animation program, but not many people know that this open source, cross platform software also works well as a video editor. Some people consider Blender to be the best open source video editor available. (See the comments at the end of this article on Opensource.com).

To quickly get you up to speed, this well-done 23-minute video explains Blender to people who are already familiar with Final Cut Pro video editor — as well as with others.

This type of instructional video can provide a vital bridge to open source. Every person who is familiar with Final Cut Pro probably has a friend, relative or neighbor who cannot afford to buy Final Cut Pro. Bingo — the no-cost option suddenly becomes a viable option worth considering.

Do show your support for this kind of video by subscribing to this video channel, leaving a supportive comment on this video, or doing both of those
things.

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16:32

RNC on Debate: Hillary Clinton Must Deliver ‘Near-Flawless Performance’ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton answers the question by Wolf Blitzer while debating Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) during the CNN Democratic Presidential Primary Debate at the Duggal Greenhouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard on April 14, 2016 in New York City.
Hillary Clinton's health problems, relaxed campaign schedule, and "debate reflexes" as a career politician running for president for a quarter of a century put intense pressure on her to exceed all debate expectations, RNC Chief Strategist and Communications Director Sean Spicer said in a statement.

16:31

Law Professor Wants Trump Impeached Immediately If He Wins Presidency… "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Yes, impeached. Via Law Newz: Donald Trump has not even been elected but one law professor is convinced there is already enough evidence to impeach him if does win on November 8.  University of Utah Law Professor Christopher Lewis Peterson penned a 23 page article analyzing why it would be proper for Congress to impeach Trump […]

16:31

Lebanese Army Arrests Daesh Emir in Ain al-Hilweh "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Lebanese Army Arrests Daesh Emir in Refugee Camp Local Editor The Lebanese Army detained Thursday Daesh’s [Arabic acronym for “ISIS” / “ISIL”] emir in Ain al-Hilweh after gun battles between extremists and Fatah movement rocked Palestinian refugee camp overnight. According to the Daily Star, the Army Commando Unit entered the Taware neighborhood in a stealth […]

16:31

President Bashar al-Assad: “U.S. attack on Syrian troops not an accident, definitely intentional” ~ [FULL Transcript and Video] "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

FULL VIDEO in ENGLISH (Arabic subtitles) President al-Assad’s interview given to Associated Press (VIDEO available also here) (Damascus, 22 September 2016) President Bashar al-Assad gave an interview to ‘Associated Press’ ~ following is the FULL TRANSCRIPT: Journalist: President Assad, thank you very much for this opportunity to be interviewed by the Associated Press. President Assad: You are most […]

16:31

Bloomberg: Apple stepping up plans for Amazon Echo-style smart-home device "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mark Gurman, writing for Bloomberg:

Apple Inc. is pressing ahead with the development of an Echo-like smart-home device based on the Siri voice assistant, according to people familiar with the matter.

Started more than two years ago, the project has exited the research and development lab and is now in prototype testing, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing unannounced Apple projects. Like Amazon Inc.’s Echo, the device is designed to control appliances, locks, lights and curtains via voice activation, the people said. Apple hasn’t finalized plans for the device and could still scrap the project.

There were breaths of a rumor that this device would see the light of day this year, but they faded away. I’d like to see a device like this as a living room or kitchen information anchor, well integrated with iOS and macOS. The key is to make sure only one device responds when you trigger it with “Hey, Siri”.

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16:30

Amaechi Inaugurates NIMASA Board, Charges Members on Accountability "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A photograph of the Hon Minister of Transportation with some National Assembly members and members of the Board of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) after the inauguration of the Board in Abuja.

A photograph of the Hon Minister of Transportation with some National Assembly members and members of the Board of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) after the inauguration of the Board in Abuja.


LAGOS SEPTEMBER 23RD (URHOBOTODAY)-The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi has charged members of the Governing Board of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to enthrone accountability and formulate broad policies aimed at achieving the set objectives of the Agency.
The Minister said this while inaugurating the 11 member Board at the Conference Room of the Federal Ministry of Transportation in Abuja.

According to him, “your responsibilities as Governing Board members include setting operational, administrative policies in accordance with government policies and directives aimed at assisting the Agency achieve its mandate”.
Amaechi emphasised the need for members of the Board to justify their appointments by promoting prudence, accountability, transparency, equity and fairness in the discharge of their responsibilities.
While congratulating the members of the board on their appointment, the Minister tasked them on the need to engender a harmonious working relationship with the Management of the Agency emphasising that their membership of the Board is strictly on a part time basis.
The Minister admonished the members to be change agents through adherence to zero tolerance for corruption and to propagate the government’s anti corruption stance by showing the example that change begins with me.
Responding on behalf of the members, the Chairman of the Governing Board of NIMASA, Major Gen. Jonathan India Garba thanked the President for finding them worthy of this appointment and assured the Hon. Minister that members will work conscientiously towards actualising the mandate of the Agency.
Garba further noted that members of the board are mindful of the position of President Muhammadu Buhari’s on corruption emphasising that they will work diligently in accordance with extant laws towards actualising the government’s focus of accountability.
Board members that were inaugurated by the Hon. Minister include General Jonathan India Garba as Chairman, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, Mr. Bashir Yusuf Jamoh, Engr. Joseph Oluwarotimi Fashakin, Mr. Ahmed Gambo and Mr. S.U. Galadanchi.
Others are Ms. Enebeti Dike, Rear Admiral Adeniyi Osinowo, Mohammed Mua’zu, Asekhome Otakia Kenneth and Barrister Ebele Obi.

16:30

John Kerry explains why the alliance between his "moderate" Syrian rebels and Jihadi terrorists is perfectly logical "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"But, he said, “it’s very hard to separate people when they are being bombed indiscriminately and when [Syrian President Bashar al-]Assad has the right to determine who he’s going to bomb, because he can, quote, ‘Go after Nusra,’ but go after the opposition all at the same time because he wants to. You create a confusion that is impossible to separate out.”"

16:29

Two Indian students win a partial victory over Facebook in the data privacy case "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Indian Students Score a Partial Win in Facebook Privacy Dispute

Two Indian students have in India achieved what many have tried and failed in the United States of America. Two students scored a partial victory over Facebook in a closely watched legal battle over privacy.

Readers may remember that Facebook-owned WhatsApp had revised its privacy policy last month. The new policy allows WhatsApp to share its users’ data with owner Facebook. The data will allow Facebook to target ads and messages from businesses, laying the groundwork for the free messaging service to begin making money. Students Karmanya Singh Sareen and Shreya Sethi, 19 and 22 respectively, then filed a public-interest litigation — akin to a class action — seeking to block those changes. They wanted a rollback of those updates, in a lawsuit that’s attracted attention as a test case for how legal authorities around the world may respond.

Students Karmanya Singh Sareen, 19 and Shreya Sethi, 22 filed a public-interest litigation in India to block WhatsApp from sharing user data with its parent. Public-interest litigation or PIL as it’s popularly called is equivalent to a Class Action Suit filed in the US. In the PIL the two students had asked the Judge to order a complete rollback of those updates. During the hearing, lawyers appearing for WhatsApp said it doesn’t intend to share content with Facebook except user names and phone numbers.

Though the two students could fully get what they wanted, the Delhi High Court on Friday ruled that WhatsApp has to delete all data on users who choose to stop using the service before Sept. 25, when the new policy takes effect. The judge also ruled that WhatsApp may share only that data which is collected after 25th September 2016.

However, going forward, WhatsApp is free to share information on users who haven’t opted out. The court also asked India’s government to consider if it was feasible to craft regulations to oversee WhatsApp and other messaging apps, though it didn’t specify what form they could take.

The ruling marks a great victory for privacy activists who have been seeking to puncture Facebook’s growing privacy related issues. Facebook has a lot of stake in the ruling as it has close to 150 million users, its biggest base outside the U.S. Research firm eMarketer said India would soon have the world’s largest Facebook population. WhatsApp alone has over 70 million users in India, according to a SimilarWeb report in May.

The Indian challenge follows similar hurdles around the world, with the European Union and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission examining whether users have been wronged and a German consumer group threatening to sue the company.

Facebook hasn’t yet commented on the ruling.

If you are a WhatsApp user and is worried about WhatsApp sharing your data/details with its parent, Facebook, you are free to delete the App and safeguard your privacy. In case you don’t delete the App by 25th Sept. 2016, WhatsApp will be allowed to share your data/details with Facebook from that date.

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16:28

Fire-Earth Alert: NLQG "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

CJ Members FIRE-EARTH Alert: NLQG Details of the Alert are available from FIRE-EARTH RUBY BEACONS. Filed under: News Alert Tagged: 000923, 23 September 2016, CJ Members, Fire-Earth Alert, NLQG, NLQG Alert, RUBY BEACONS

16:28

Saudi rehabilitation of terrorists "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In this interview with the mouthpiece of King Salman, Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat, an American official praises the Saudi program for the rehabilitation of terrorists, which recently produced the successor to Abu Muhammad Al-`Adnani.

16:28

Will Hillary’s Persistent Nystagmus Be Caught On Film During Debate? (Videos) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In the following video, provided by the Next News Network, Hillary Clinton's health is under a microscope, and now more than ever before. Key observers have uncovered two new major new indicators that back up Dr. Ted Noel's theory that Hillary Clinton has Parkinson's Disease. There are two videos, from 7/23 and 9/19 shown below that both demonstrate disturbing movement from Hillary’s eyes. 

The video from 7/23 shows persistent nystagmus at rest, and the video from 9/19 shows a loss of vergence, vergence being the simultaneous movement of the pupils of the eyes toward or away from one another when focusing. If you look at the video from Temple on 9/19, she uses her right eye to look at something off to the right, and if you watch the film carefully, her left eye overshoots whatever target the right eye was targeting, and then eventually wanders back into place. 

When asked about the seriousness of the condition, Dr. Noel is quick to inform the viewers that not only the condition serious, it could be terminal. The reason, he explains, is because “the control of eye movement comes from the 3rd, 4th, and 6th cranial nerves. The nerves come directly from the brain to the eye, and the condition cannot be made to be anything else.” For that reason, whatever is wrong with Hillary, it’s something going on inside the brain, and in a very...

16:28

How To Turn Kids Into Debt Slaves: Toymakers Busted For Data Mining Children "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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There’s no better way to prepare kids for the future than through play.  The lessons we learn during playtime as youngsters will stick with us through life. How else could we learn the rules of society and how we should appropriately work within those rules?

Back in the old days, we learned that if we were jerks to the neighbor kids, we’d get clotheslined playing Red Rover. Ouch. But, lesson learned, don’t be a jerk – or if you are, expect that people will react accordingly.

These days, no one is playing anything “dangerous” like Red Rover or tag. Heck, you could practically get arrested for suggesting such hazardous pastimes.

But playtime is still preparing children for a very specific future. Like life in the Surveillance State, for example. Or how to become a consumer debt slave from the moment you begin to earn money. Information that is innocently given away can be used in manipulative and corrupt ways, and now, businesses are targeting very young children and beginning the data collection early.

Three Major Toy Companies  and Nickelodeon TV Just Got Busted for Data Mining Children

In a dark and dangerous corner of the web, there lurks all sorts of bad characters, people who lurk on social media gaining trust and personal details from children for some form of their own perverted gratification.

But did you know that some of the folks out there lurking and mining information from your children are representatives of three major toy manufacturers and a children’s TV station?

Probably not the image they want to cultivate, but it turns out, it’s true.

You know those toys that you can get your kids that have a cool corresponding website online? The ones where your kiddo can register a doll’s “birth certificate” or where your children can pit their electronic race car results against the results of other kids? Maybe your child can even play learning games there?

Those are the ones. Those seemingly harmless and innocent sites are data-mining information from your kids, and stashing it away to use later.

The owner of the Nickelodeon TV network and three well-known toy makers have been found guilty after their websites were found to contain tracking t...

16:27

This dude makes it sound as if 20 books per year is a lot of books "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"Since we’re well aware of how much the president reads — something like 20 books a year, I’m told — it would be presumptuous of me to suggest anything to him."

16:26

Iran warns off American U2 spy plane: Commander "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

  The file photo shows an American U2 spy plane in flight. A senior Iranian commander says the country’s air defense forces have warned off an American U2 spy plane trying to fly over Iran’s borders. Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili, the commander of the Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base, said on Thursday the forces warned […]

16:26

Daily Digest 9/23 - Good News Friday: 44 Hours Of Saturn, Paris Agreement "Closer To Reality" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Daily Digest 9/23 - Good News Friday: 44 Hours Of Saturn, Paris Agreement
  • 44 Hours Of Saturn
  • The Pros and Cons of Living in an Income-Sharing Commune
  • Man who lived as a goat and Swedish fly collector among those honored at Ig Nobel science awards
  • The Paris Agreement Is One Step Closer To Reality 
  • Meet the Fruit: Aronia, a “Superfood” Native to the American Midwest
  • Gardening as a Kid Indicates that You’ll Eat Fruits and Veggies as a College Student

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16:25

When Nation magazine covers the Syrian war: Syrian writers against US and Russian military intervention in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Is this a joke? I know that you can't trust anything on the Middle East from the Zionist Nation magazine but this is like a farce.  The signatories to this statement, like Sadiq Al-Azm, have been advocates of NATO intervention from the very beginning and most of the writers here work in Gulf regimes media, which have been calling for MORE--not less--US intervention in Syria.  Burhan Ghalyun is even one of the signatories.  Their protest is not against US military intervention in Syria but against US agreement with Russia over the cease-fire.  But those nuances are too inconvenient fro the Zionist policies of the Nation magazine.

16:25

One day in Aleppo: Scores dead, buildings turned to dust in Assad onslaught "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Up to 70 people reported dead in rebel-held areas of city on the second day of huge offensive

16:22

Larry Sanders Show returns to HBO today "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Speaking of the top 100 TV shows of all time, The Larry Sanders Show (ranked #18 on that list) is one of my all-time favorites.

After a long, long absence, the full run of this legendary series is coming back to HBO, both as weekly episodes and, on HBO Go and HBO Now, as a complete series for binge watching.

Highly, highly recommended.

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16:22

Time to re-evaluate Washington's Syria policy: It has gone completely off the rails "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Fifteen years, hundreds of thousands of lives and trillions of dollars later, the United States' war on terror has spawned more instability, violence and chaos than we could have imagined when this undefined and never-ending global campaign began. Today, jihadist terror groups control more territory and are more of a threat to the world than they were on September 11, 2001. Last week, US-based security firm the Soufan Group estimated that many of the post-9/11 concerns about global terrorism are "considerably worse now than in 2001." The group argued the spread of violent extremism has "surpassed anything [Osama] bin Laden likely thought achievable in a fifteen-year period." This is why Washington's actions in Syria seem utterly inconceivable to those who would like to believe the US' main goal in that country is fighting terrorists. I am one of those people: I would like to believe that Washington's number one priority, globally speaking, is fighting terrorism. I would like to believe they will put aside their differences with other world powers, including Russia, in pursuit of that goal. Sadly, however, believing such a thing would make me incredibly naive.

16:21

Ukraine Crisis: A New Peace Plan for Donbas "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

Summary

The last few days have seen renewed and arguably the most significant attempts to speed up the peace process in Ukraine than anytime earlier this year.  Germany and France have come up with essentially a new peace plan, which if implemented in full should make a difference.  On the table is their proposed tactic of small steps, which aims to reach a settlement in several stages and through reciprocal moves forward rather than by waiting for a full-scope implementation of the ceasefire agreement, as has been the case to-date.

Apparently, the international mediators have lost patience over the lack of progress reached so far to resolve the conflict that has been ongoing in the east of the country for over two years now, between the central Ukrainian authorities and Russia-backed separatists from the self-declared “republics.”  This conflict remains effectively frozen, with little sign of readiness to compromise from both sides – each of which sticks to its entrenched positions.  There are no longer large-scale military clashes, but the front-wide ceasefire, concluded in February 2015 as part of the Minsk II deal, has been regularly – albeit with a varied intensity – violated.

However, the new plan is hinged on many “ifs,” the primary one being a standpoint taken by Ukraine.  It looks as though the latest German-French initiative to move forward in parallel on both political and security issues is running counter to Kyiv’s prolonged insistence that security should come first.  This insistence has allowed the Ukrainian side to avoid making concessions on such sensitive issues as local elections in Donbas and a special autonomy status for the rebel territories, something Russia has been demanding all along.  As a result, more than ever before Kyiv is now under pressure to agree to what it considers to be Russia-favoured terms.  Such terms could prove unacceptable to the current Ukrainian authorities.

 

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16:21

Coral reefs, parrotfish poop and sand "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video says about itself:

Parrotfish Poop! | JONATHAN BIRD’S BLUE WORLD Extra

23 September 2016

In this short Jonathan Bird’s Blue World Extra, Jonathan discusses where sand comes from and you may be surprised to learn that a lot of sand is actually fish poop!

Jonathan Bird’s Blue World is an Emmy Award-winning underwater science/adventure program that airs on public television in the United States.


...

16:21

World War Two Was Not a Just War "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By David Swanson | September 20, 2016 Excerpted from the just released book War Is Never Just. World War II is often called “the good war,” and has been since the U.S. war on Vietnam to which it was then contrasted. World War II so dominates U.S. and therefore Western entertainment and education, that “good” […]

16:20

The Reality of Zionist Control "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

[Editor’s note: The Zionist control of the media, both traditional, mainstream and alternative is nothing new, it has been an on-going process for over a century, as evidenced by the Protocols of The Learned Elders of Zion: Protocol XII – Control of the Press WE CONTROL THE PRESS NOT A SINGLE ANNOUNCEMENT WILL REACH THE […]

16:20

What Is Going On In Charlotte Is Far More Important Than Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie’s Divorce "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

media communications propaganda public domainWhile one of America’s largest cities is being ripped in two, most Americans appear to be far more interested in the drama surrounding Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce.  As Charlotte braces for a third night of rioting and violence, the mainstream media is full of headlines such as “Welp, the Jolie-Pitt Divorce Got Real…

16:19

Droudis Trial, Part 1: Don’t Pick Your Nose on the Platform "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Mary W Maxwell On September 7, 2016, I started to attend the murder trial of Amirah Droudis in Sydney. What has the title of this article got to do with that? The first few days focused on “tracking” the accused, and her late partner, Man Haron Monis. The authorities want to know where they […]

16:19

Yahoo Finance Interview: The Folly Of 2% Inflation And 0% Interest Rates "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

David Stockman Interview begins at 9:50 Stocks up on eve of Fed decision Wall Street is a bit on edge as Janet Yellen’s big day is almost here. Will the market get what it wants, or will Fed give us a September surprise? Catch The Final Round at 4 p.m. ET with Jen Rogers and…

16:18

The Eight Characteristics Of Star Children "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Star children are showing up everywhere. Many observers including teachers, parents, child specialists and pediatricians have seen a remarkable development taking place in some children and young adults over recent decades. Children these days seem to be brighter. Some believe that they are star-seeds, souls that have originated from other planets and stars. Humans are Free reports: Not only do these children grow up faster both physically and mentally, they also tackle problems and school work in unique ways that work but leave people looking baffled. They are very much spiritual but not interested in religion. They have a fascination with space and life on other planets, most of them feel a connection to other worlds. They are known as star children or starseeds. There are numerous descriptions and experiences that fit them like the ones listed below. 8 Star Children Characteristics Star children are mentioned in many cultures, from the Native Americans, African Dogon and even in India. They all mention god like beings that came down from the stars. According to Dr Richard Boylan Ph.D, a star children maybe defined as a child with both human and star visitor origins. Below are descriptions that may define a child to be [...]

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16:18

SHOCKING: Obama Says America Must SUBMIT to NWO Laws & SURRENDER Freedoms at UN – FINAL Speech "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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US President Barack Obama has recently made a statement on his final speech at the United Nations (UN), and it is a very interesting statement made from such a high level person of position.

To summarize, Obama pretty much said that America needs to submit itself to international laws, HOWEVER, the catch to doing just that, will require that the nation and its people SURRENDER some of its FREEDOMS.

“Binding ourselves to International Rules, over the long term, enhances “OUR” Security.” – Barack Obama (who is this “OUR” …I doubt it means you or me would have our freedoms enhanced? This language utilized by Obama is how Totalitarian governments, attempt to control millions of people and this speech is how they can prod their subjects into accepting that which is not true.. it is pure propaganda and called DOUBLETHINK!!!)

The United Nations’ purpose is to bring about the New World Economic Order (NWO) Or it is thru the that they can have an international system of governance. They need the UN because that is what its intentions are for.

The UN is not to help the world around us or to assist smaller countries of origin. The UN is a system that has been carefully orchestrated and built to support the wealthy and establish a system of GLOBAL governance that “THEY”, the very few elitist and powerful, can run and rule over the small and the weak of society …or ….the NWO literally means NO MIDDLE CLASS to which is called, Neo-Fuedalism

You can fast forward to 50 seconds to hear Obama’s words. Then please listen to this videographer as he explains the role that the United Nations (UN) plays in this push for a global governance (NWO) and the devastating consequences for humanity.

Via: Thecontroversy7:

16:17

When the Syrian rebels impose sectarian sieges: rarely in the US press: not in the WP or the NYT "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"A punishing siege imposed by Islamist rebels has cut off these two sister towns in northwest Syria for the last 18 months, leaving them at the mercy of truck bombs, mortar barrages, and the terrifying staccato of sniper fire.
The two towns lie in Idlib province, a predominantly Sunni Muslim region southwest of Aleppo. In March 2015, the entire province was overrun by a powerful jihadist coalition known as the Army of Conquest.  The exception was Fuah and Kefraya, two Shiite villages whose roughly 17,000 residents have remained, even under a devastating blockade, loyal to the government. For most, there has seemed to be little choice: Shiite Muslims are seen as apostates by Islamist hard-liners, and the Army of Conquest has threatened to wipe them out.  “A massacre is inevitable — maybe not for everyone, but certainly for the young men. They are always sending them threats on walkie-talkies,” said Mohammad Hassan Taqi, head of the towns’ crisis committee. “But all the possibilities are there: killing, rape, imprisonment of some, to be used as bargaining chips with the government,” he said. The plight of these two Shiite towns says much about how Syria’s sectarian mosaic has been fractured since the onset of the war. In a country where Shiite and Sunni villages were once spread across the landscape in relative harmony, more and more Syrians are being uprooted into sectarian blocs, their borders becoming new fault lines in the greater Sunni-Shiite conflict. A key to the fate of Fuah and Kefraya — and one of the only things keeping the towns intact — is the Four Towns Agreement, a complex truce forged in September 2015 linking the fate of the two Shiite communities in Idlib province to that of Zabadani and Madaya, a pair of Sunni towns controlled by Syrian rebels near the capital, Damascus. Those towns have also been subjected to a relentless siege, in this case by pro-government forces, that has left residents on the verge of starvation."

16:16

Clinton-Trump Assassination: Prepare For Historic Event In Next Few Days "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With the U.S. presidential election campaign reaching its final stages, Clinton and Trump are likely to be replaced by others to satisfy the globalist agenda of the establishment elite. Amid unprecedented distrust of their government and the election system, U.S. citizens should prepare themselves for a political coup d’etat by the elite that aims to finish off Donald Trump and replace Hillary Clinton before people had a chance to vote. It is rumored that American totalitarian globalists are not willing to accept the possibility of a Donald Trump presidency. Citizens need to stock up on beans and bullets and have their camera-phones charged up to capture the ensuing chaos that is sure to follow. The elites are to stage an assassination attempt on either Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, or both candidates at the same time in the next six days, according to the latest buzz. The aim of the staged event is not just to replace the ailing and unpopular Clinton and the wild (and free) and unpredictable Trump with their own chosen candidates but also to suppress any public descent, seen bubbling over recently across U.S. cities.  Natural News reports: I post this article in the hopes that perhaps revealing these plans [...]

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16:16

Twitter Okays Calls For Violence Against Protesters "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Conservative blogger Glen Reynolds “Run them down”, referencing people protesting the recent Police shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Conservative blogger Glen Reynolds tweeted “Run them down”, referencing people protesting the recent Police shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Twitter reactivated the account of a reactionary blogger that tweeted “Run them down” in response to the civil unrest that hit Charlotte, North Carolina, after a police killing Tuesday.

Twitter users erupted in outrage after the tweet, prompting the social media company to suspend the account—which then spurred more protest and the hashtag #FreeInstapundit, a reference to the blogging name of Glenn Reynolds, a columnist for USA Today.


In an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, Reynolds said he tweeted “perhaps a little too pithily” but argued it was justified on such a limited platform, where posts are limited to 140 characters. Hewitt asked if he would have added context on reciprocity, such as, “If threatened, you can run them down,” to which Reynolds answered, “I mean, I guess.”

Reynolds claimed in a blog post Wednesday that he was only calling for killing protesters in self-defense. “Driving on is self-preservation,” he wrote, “especially when we’ve had mobs destroying property and injuring and killing people.”

Unrest over police brutality broke out in Charlotte after police killed Keith Lamont Scott, who cops claim was carrying a gun but who his family says was unarmed. Police are refusing to release videos of the incident.

When his account was back, Reynolds smugly retweeted other instigations to violence on Twitter to show they were not blocked. He has previously raised eyebrows for comments such as declaring Black Lives Matter an “overtly racist movement.”


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16:16

Diamond Platnumz buys his Partner Zari Hassan a New Home in SA for her Birthday + Whisks her away for a Zanzibar Getaway "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Love is such a beautiful thing! Tanzanian music star Diamond Platnumz has bought his partner Zari Hassan a new home in South Africa as she celebrates her birthday. He posted some photos of the house on Instagram and captioned: They are busy bragging them selves that they are Rich while their Kids staying in the […]

16:16

Our silence supports this.................. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Fifty-one pages of February-March 2016 incidents reports from the Nauru Regional Processing Centre created and funded by the Australian Government with the implied consent of the Australian people.

16:15

Rights group: Strip searches at Israel’s Ben Gurion airport are illegal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For Arab travelers through Israel’s Ben Gurion airport, it is common knowledge that lengthy questioning and strip searches come before boarding. As it turns out, forcing passengers into airport back rooms and requiring them to remove clothing is illegal under Israeli law, says the legal rights group Adalah.

Adalah lawyer Fadi Khoury found Israel’s policies on flight security stem from a 1977 law that, “does not authorize Israeli airline security personnel to ask passengers to strip naked and to conduct searches or to escort them to the boarding gates,” he said. 

Khoury filed a complaint earlier this month with Israel’s Airline Authority, which is tasked with enforcing security at Ben Gurion airport. The agency responded in writing that it does not conduct “any improper practices including stripping passengers and/or obligating them to be escorted by security guards following the conclusion of the security procedures they are required to undergo.”

Yet Adalah spokesperson Mati Milstein said anecdotal evidence shows otherwise. He commented the practice is “widespread” and “systematic,” although indicated no official master count exists of strip searches, his group has found numerous complaints.

 

There is also reported examples in media, including an apology from the Israeli state-owned El Al airlines for strip searching an American professor flying into Israel as an invited guest to Hebrew University in 2010. The following year Israel’s ministry of foreign affairs denounced the strip search of a Spanish traveler invited by the Israeli government to participate in that year’s gay pride parade. 

Tourism blogs are full of anecdotal tales of horrors: requests to remove clothes and the dreaded so-called “Arab room,” a side quarter where incoming flyers of predominately Arab or Muslims backgrounds are made to wait for additional screens. 

Mondoweiss has reported on the practice extensively, so have most major newspapers. 

Last month a 17-year old American of Moroccan heritage wrote for Mondoweiss of her being made to remove her bra during a strip search. In a 2010 case Nabil Khattab, a Palestinian lecturer at the Hebrew University, was asked to undergo a strip search. Security officials probed beneath his underwear with a baton. “That was already intolerable,” Khattab told Haaretz. He then left the airport and returned days later for another flight, this time undergoing another strip search but without the device.

The Arab American Institute has an online a self-reporting system for American citizens of Arab and non-Arab backgrounds subjected to undue searches while traveling through Ben Gurion. Of their 46 documented cases, 13 of the complaints included strip searches.

“I was well aware of this problem,” Communications Director of the Arab American Institute Jennifer...

16:15

US elections and the hacking of e-voting machines "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As the day when US citizens cast a vote for their preferred presidential nominee quickly approaches, the issue of whether the actual voting process can be tampered with is a topic that interests many. It is widely believed, but never officially confirmed, that the DNC hack – and subsequent leaking of data stolen during the breach – is the work of hackers backed by the Russian government and president Vladimir Putin. As Harvard law professor … More

16:13

Microsoft asked to compensate users for bricked PC/laptops while updating to Windows 10 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

British watchdog asks Microsoft to compensate after Windows 10 update bricked PCs

Microsoft was dealt a serious blow by the UK consumer watchdog when it asked the tech behemoth to pay compensation to customers who bricked their PCs when upgrading to its new software Windows 10.

Microsoft had released its latest operating system, Windows 10, last year amidst much fanfare. But ever since the company released the software last year it has been plagued by complaints, with customers claiming their computers upgraded without their permission and, in some cases, completely stopped working.

Based on such complaints from British citizens, the UK consumer watchdog, has told Microsoft to “honour consumers’ rights” and compensate those who have suffered from problems, including lost files, email accounts no longer syncing and failed WiFi connection.

It may be noted that Microsoft was panned by techies for pushing down the Windows 10 upgrade down the Windows 7/8.1 users throat. Many users also complained that the Windows 10 upgrade and subsequent updates bricked their PCs/laptops while a few others reported that their webcams suddenly stopped working, as did speakers and printers in the wake of the upgrade.

Similar complaints were noticed in United States as well. In fact, Microsoft had to pay Teri Goldstein $10,000 in compensation after a failed Windows 10 update left her computer unusable for days. However, it has been accused of neglecting to Windows 10 users in other countries, who have experienced similar problems after upgrading.

A spokesman for Microsoft said: “The Windows 10 upgrade is designed to help people take advantage of the most secure and productive Windows. Should a customer need help with the upgrade experience, we have numerous options, including free customer support.”

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16:11

Wake up call — Bumble Bee just proposed for U.S. Endangered Species status "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Earlier this month, mosquito eradication efforts in South Carolina, gone horribly wrong, resulted in almost total devastation to the indigenous bee populations. The pesticide used to target the Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti species of mosquito, which can carry and transmit the Zika virus, killed off millions of bees. This single incident is one of many that have been laying waste to beneficial pollinators which has now led to the bumblebee’s proposed listing as an endangered species.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday proposed listing the rusty patched bumblebee, a prized but vanishing pollinator once widely found in the upper Midwest and Northeastern United States, for federal protection as an endangered species, according to Reuters.

The Bumblebee is one of several wild bee species seen declining in the last couple of decades. It has now become the first ever bee in the continental United States formally proposed for listing under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

Bumblebees, as distinguished from domesticated honey bees, are essential pollinators of wildflowers and about a third of U.S. crops, from blueberries to tomatoes, said Sarina Jepsen of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, which petitioned the government for protection of the insect, as reported by Reuters.

According to experts, bumblebees’ contribution to farms is estimated at a whopping $3.5 billion.

The rusty patched species is one of 47 varieties of native bumblebees in the United States and Canada, more than a quarter of which face a risk of extinction, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

Population declines among wild bees are much more difficult to document than those in honey bees, which are for the most part managed commercially and whose numbers are carefully tracked by beekeepers, Jespen said, as reported by Reuters.

According to Reuters, Jepsen said protections proposed for the rusty patched bumblebee will intensify the debate over the degree to which so-called neonicotinoid pesticides, routinely used in agriculture and applied to plants and trees in gardens and parks, have contributed to the decline of native bees.

While there is still debate over neonicotinoid pesticides, the only one not recognizing their harm — is the industry that uses them.

In the 1980s, Bayer developed a potent new class of pesticide called neonicotinoids (neonics), which rapidly came to dominate industrial agriculture. In 2008, they represented 24 percent of the global market for insecticides, with Imidacloprid becoming the most widely used insecticide in the world.

Almost all U.S. corn and about one-third of U.S. soybean is treated with neonics. A “major advance” happened when agribusiness developed neonic-coated seeds, where every part of the growing plant becomes infused with the toxin, including pollen.

After government regulators, deep in the pockets of agribusiness, rushed to approve neonics for commercial sale, scientific studies began documenting the ecological impacts. Bird populations and other insectivores declined due to a lack of insect prey, as neonics became more widely used.

In 2006 we began seeing dramatic die-offs of honeybee populations, which play a vital role in pollinating food crops. Colony collapse disorder became a common occurrence, with bees showing classic signs of insecticide poisonings such as tremors, uncoordinated movement and convulsions.

Dead bees in and around...

16:10

Sacred Burial Grounds Sold to Dakota Access Pipeline "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The sale puts additional mapping of spiritual sites essential to tribal identity in jeopardy. Adding to the insult and uncertainty, there is a 1500-foot easement on either side of the property, according to protest spokespeople.

16:10

U.S. forces will be in the Middle East long after ISIS, Carter says "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"The Pentagon's two top leaders said Wednesday that the U.S. military will keep forces deployed to the Middle East long after the defeat of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria."

16:09

more U.S. soldiers sent to Iraq "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"If President Obama signs off on the military’s plan for more troops, the number would rise above 5,000. There are other U.S. troops inside Iraq that the Pentagon claims are on “temporary” assignments, though some of these deployments last up to one year in country. Counting these troops, the new forces going to Iraq will push the unofficial number of American forces on the ground in Iraq to over 6,000 troops." (thanks Amir)

16:08

The politics of US aid to Israel "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"Grants started to replace loans in 1974. The U.S. government shortly afterwards started to permit Israel to spend twenty-six percent of the annual military grant on purchases in Israel—a unique arrangement, since by law recipient countries must spend all of their Foreign Military Financing in the United States. The result of this has been the build-up of a large Israeli military industry. This industry often relies on U.S. technological inputs, and the United States forbids Israel from manufacturing crucial heavy weaponry, such as fighter jets, in order to maintain control over Israel.
It trusts Israel—a settler-colonial state—with its own weapons industry since the chances of a peoples’ revolt amongst the dominant Jewish sector of the Israeli population is slim-to-none; the weapons will not be turned against the Israeli elite, let alone the United States, as they might one day in Arab countries where revolt is more likely. But it trusts the Israeli elite only so far—for that reason it maintains a monopoly on many of the production lines the Israeli army needs, in order to maintain a veto over Israeli foreign policy.
Furthermore, as the Times suggests, public U.S. military aid can be embarrassing for the Arab states. Several of these states have pretended to be at war with Israel even while maintaining friendly terms with the United States, Israel’s main patron. Although this dynamic was less of an issue after the Camp David Accords with the Anwar Sadat dictatorship in Egypt in the ‘70s, the 1994 peace treaty with Jordan and increasing ties between Israel and the Gulf States, Israel’s colonial repression of the Palestinians continues to be an issue for the surrounding Arab populations. Hence the need for some subterfuge as to who’s actually building Israel’s weapons, and indeed for the United States’ commitment to the peace process—a shadow-play meant mainly for the consumption of the Arab popular classes.
Earlier U.S. military grants, in the 1970s, often went to subsidiaries of U.S. corporations based in Israel, which devoted a significant portion of its budget to developing a trained and educated work-force, capable of aiding in technological development and working in highly-skilled positions in the arms industry.
Later U.S. military grants to Israel were often a quid pro quo, as Israel increasingly took on the work for which the United States could not publicly take responsibility, given popular unease in the States over aid to fascist dictatorships. As the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network note in their well cited report, ...

16:08

US General: No-Fly Zone Would ‘Require War With Syria & Russia’ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

America’s top military officer and the US Defense Secretary told congress that they blamed Russia for the Aleppo aid convoy attack, but admitted that they “had no facts.” The Pentagon leaders also said that they supported the idea of grounding Russian and Syrian jets and allowing only US coalition planes over Syria, even though that would require war against both Syria and Russia. RT reports: Defense Secretary Ash Carter and General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, faced the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday to report on the ongoing military operations and “national security challenges” faced by the US. They also asked the senators for more reliable funding, saying the uncertainty was hurting the defense industry. “Not only our people – our defense industry partners, too, need stability and longer-term plans to be as efficient and cutting-edge as we need them to be,” Carter told the senators. Speaking about #sequester at #SASC, Ash Carter said it was unfair to “defense industry partners” too. pic.twitter.com/tQvNE4FWRc — Nebojsa Malic (@NebojsaMalic) September 22, 2016 The lawmakers were far less interested in the war against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) than about the future of the Syrian government, Iran’s “malign [...]

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16:07

Selective definition of terrorism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"The US has spent the bulk of its war-on-terror existence raining terror on various parts of the globe - a factoid that should have by now become tiresome to repeat, save for the fact that it has not yet managed to cross the threshold of mainstream discourse. Even before the attacks of 11 September 2001, the US had already carved out a name for itself in the realm of extremely violent behaviour, ranging from more blatantly violent campaigns of indiscriminate bombing to the less overt starvation of an estimated half a million Iraqi children via sanctions."

16:06

Zionist and racial/ethnic purity "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Max Blumenthal: "Explicitly racist and quintessentially liberal Zionist full page ad in NY Times by @AbrahamCenter warns of Israel's loss of ethnic purity"

16:04

Puerto Rico: Years After FBI Murder, Ojeda Rios’ Legacy Lives "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Pro-independence activists march holding a U.S. flag with a graffiti that reads:

Pro-independence activists march holding a U.S. flag with a graffiti that reads: “FBI killers” in the town of Lares, Puerto Rico.

On September 23, 2005, at least a hundred heavily-armed FBI agents landed in Puerto Rico from the United States for a secret and horrendous criminal mission: to assassinate the independence leader, Filiberto Ojeda Rios.

The operation included helicopters, military vehicles, machine guns and sharpshooters. With the cooperation of the Puerto Rican police, the FBI closed off roads, turned electricity off and surrounded Ojeda Rios residence in the western town of Hormigueros, where he and his wife Elma Beatriz Rosado were living.

The FBI shot dozens of rounds into the house, to which Ojeda Rios responded, trying to defend himself and his wife. As the incessant firings continued, Ojeda Rios pleaded with his wife to leave, afraid that she would also be killed in the shootout. She agreed, stating later that it was important to have an eyewitness to this crime.

Days later she told the press, “He yelled out to the agents, ‘Someone is coming out, someone is coming out.’ We kissed and hugged … When I finally came out of the house … they attempted to force me to kneel. When I refused, they threw me to the ground, pinning me with their knees, forcing my hands behind my back and handcuffing me.”

As news spread that Ojeda Rios had been shot, people began to gather in order to help him, but the repressive forces would not allow anybody near, much less assist him. Even doctors were refused entrance to the house. What a testament to the United States’ human rights commitment! For many hours the authorities let him slowly die. It was not until the following day, almost 30 hours later, that the FBI publicly announced that Filiberto Ojeda Rios had died.

Now, 11 years later, none of the criminals have been brought to justice. The case has, for all practical purposes, been closed. In 2011, the Puerto Rican Civil Rights Commission urged both the Puerto Rican and the United States Justice Departments to reopen the case to investigate the FBI for the use of excessive force in Ojeda Rios’ death. Their request is based on their own independent investigation which demonstrated the use of abusive and excessive force against Ojeda Rios. Both departments have declined so far to reopen the case, stating that there is “insufficient evidence.”

Today, as Puerto Rico’s future is at a crossroads, Ojeda Rios’ execution brings to the fore the nature of U.S. colonialism and by extension, its goal to eliminate any opposition to its control.

Filiberto Ojeda Rios is a prime example of the empire’s failure to squash opposition.

A lifelong patriot dedicated to the liberation of Puerto Rico, in the tradition of Boricua’s father, Ramon Emeterio Betances, Ojeda Rios represented the independence movement mission in Cuba where he both learned and was influenced by its socialist revolution. In the late 60’s he founded the Armed Revo...

16:04

Charlotte riots: National Guard out in force as city hit by third night of protests (RAW) (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

war-preparedness-zombie-public-domainClashes between protesters and the police continued in the centre of Charlotte, North Carolina, on Thursday, following the fatal police shooting of an African-American man named Keith Scott. National Guard were deployed after governor declared state of emergency. YT Comment Rabi Ben Lav Black Lives Matter is just more US narcissism and exceptionalism. A subset…

16:04

∞ iPhone speakers, battery life, and the marketing of wireless "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ryan Jones noticed an interesting change with Apple’s reported battery life specs.

First, take a look at the image in this tweet.

Note the focus on wireless with the iPhone 7, a word not found in the same iPhone 6s and 6s Plus specs.

From Ryan’s tweet:

Stereo speakers crush battery.

1 hr playback > 10%. Possibly why Apple changed the battery life specs to “wireless”.

Interesting. Clearly, onboard speakers will always chew up more iPhone battery than wireless headphones.

Why? The iPhone speakers are consuming the onboard battery, while the wireless headphones draw from their own batteries, not counting against the battery life measurement for the iPhone itself. There is a nominal drain for Bluetooth communication, but that’s not nearly as big a drain as driving the speakers.

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16:01

Web Bluetooth: The New Hotness and Its Dangers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On the one hand, this is awesome functionality. The browser is the most ubiquitous cross-platform operating system that the world has ever seen. You can serve a website to users running Windows, Linux, Android, iOS, or MacOS and run code on their machines without having to know if it’s a cellphone, a desktop, or a virtual machine in the Matrix. Combining this ubiquity with the ability to control Bluetooth devices is going to be fun. It’s a missing piece of the IoT puzzle.

On the other hand, it’s a security nightmare. It’s bad enough when malicious websites can extract information from files that reside on your computer, but when they connect directly to your lightbulbs, your FitBits, or your BTLE-enhanced pacemaker, it opens up new possibilities for mischief. The good news is that the developers of Web Bluetooth seem to be aware of the risks and are intent on minimizing them, but there are still real concerns. How does security come out in the balance? Read on.

Nothing New, Everything Changes

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16:01

7 Popular Foods That Might Disappear Because of Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Search is on for ancient or near-extinct crops that might be better suited for this new reality

16:01

36,400 BC: The Historical time of the Zep Tepi Theory "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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16:00

Snowstorms and Raging Wildfires in the Same Region on the Same Day: Welcome to Geoengineering! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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September 24th, 2016 By Dane Wigington Guest writer for Wake Up World Climate engineers are increasingly desperate to hide the accelerating planetary meltdown with short term chemically nucleated cool-downs. Engineered cool-downs have been a major component of the climate engineering assault for many decades. The chemical cool-downs create the headlines the power structure needs to ...Continue Reading - Snowstorms and Raging Wildfires in the Same Region on the Same Day: Welcome to Geoengineering!
 
 

16:00

Turmeric Produces ‘Remarkable’ Recovery in Alzheimer’s Patients "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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September 24th, 2016 By Sayer Ji Contributing writer for Wake Up World Turmeric has been used in India for over 5,000 years, which is likely why still today both rural and urban populations have some of the lowest prevalence rates of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the world. A recent study on patients with AD found ...Continue Reading - Turmeric Produces 'Remarkable' Recovery in Alzheimer's Patients
 
 

15:58

Godwin Emefiele, Prof. Segun Ajibola & More attend CIBN Conference – Highlights the Importance of MSMEs in Economy Recovery "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The President, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Prof. Segun Ajibola, says the financial services sector must redirect the economy to the path of recovery by channeling a major part of their loan portfolio to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises financing. He spoke in Abuja at the 10th edition of the Annual Banking and Finance […]

15:57

Lights, Camera, Africa! Film Festival Presents the Sixth Edition called ‘Music Makes The People…’ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A note, a beat, rhythm, harmony, a melody, a tune… Music! This September, the “Lights, Camera, Africa” Film Festival brings to audiences an offering of films with the theme ‘Music Makes the People…’ The three day festival is an unabashed display of works of film that speak to the power of music and indeed other […]

15:56

War weary U.S. soldiers deeply skeptical about America's foreign interventions "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

After 15 years of wars, a majority of US service members are deeply skeptical about America's foreign interventions. The US should focus on homeland defense and jobs instead of invading and "stabilizing" countries like Afghanistan or Iraq, a new poll shows. Most active-duty members of the US military would prefer the government to refrain from overseas missions involving so-called nation-building, a number of costly and ambiguous efforts to reconstruct post-war countries, according to a poll run by the Military Times and Syracuse University's Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). The survey, described by the Military Times as a first-of-its-kind study, included a question: "How do you view the US government's continued involvement in nation-building efforts, establishing democracies in the Middle East and North Africa using US military and financial support?" About 55 percent of service members said they "strongly oppose"or "somewhat oppose" those efforts, while 23 percent responded positively to an idea of carrying out such missions. The remaining 22 percent were either unsure or of no opinion on the issue.

15:55

Teetering on Global War in Middle East, Obama Failed Black Community, Economic Update (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

greg hunterThe ceasefire is basically over in the Syrian War after less than a week. The U.S. reportedly bombed a known Syrian military position five days into the cease fire and killed at least 83 Syrian soldiers and wounded more than 100.  The U.S. says it was just a “mistake,” but Russia says this “mistake” came…

15:55

Friday's security updates "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Debian has updated firefox-esr (multiple vulnerabilities).

Debian-LTS has updated wordpress (multiple vulnerabilities).

Fedora has updated distribution-gpg-keys (F23: privilege escalation), mock (F23: privilege escalation), openvas-libraries (F24; F23: multiple vulnerabilities), openvas-scanner (F24; F23: denial of service), and shiro (F24: access control bypass).

openSUSE has updated pdns (13.2, Leap 42.1: multiple vulnerabilities).

Oracle has updated kernel (4.1.12 O6; O7: multiple vulnerabilities; 3.8.13 O7; O6: multiple vulnerabilities; 2.6.39 O6; O5: multiple vulnerabilities).

Slackware has updated openssl (14.0, 14.1, 14.2, -current: multiple vulnerabilities) and pidgin (13.0, 13.1, 13.137, 14.0, 14.1: mysterious vulnerabilities).

Ubuntu has updated openssl (12.04, 14.04, 16.04: multiple vulnerabilities).

15:54

Electronic Voting/Trump’s Winning Trade Talk/And More "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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IRS Impeachment Hearing Turns into a Roast of Donald Trump (Klaus)

House Democrats attempted to turn one bit of political theater into another when they hijacked a House hearing on whether the IRS commissioner should be impeached. Instead of focusing on the issue at hand, the Democratic lawmakers highlighted the many problems of Donald Trump’s foundation.

Taiwan Pushes On Despite Chinese Power at U.N. (Dan)

Even though the odds are stacked against this tiny island fighting for an independent rule from China, Taiwan is finding innovative ways to keep the cause in the mainstream.

Brexit’s Military Consequences (Dan)

Now with Britain out of the EU, support from France and Germany for NATO is on the wane. So much so that there is talk of a pan-European military alliance.

GOP Congressman Includes Texas “Clock Kid” into Gun Debate (Klaus)

Congressmen say the weirdest things but Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) might take the cake this week with a rant in which he seemed to express doubt in the long-established fact that a Texas teenager had built a simple clock (and not a bomb) and brought it to school last year.

Trump Winning Over GOP Senators on Trade(Dan)

One of Trump’s biggest issues is the negative effects of free trade, especially NAFTA. Now GOP senators – usually hardliners for free trade – are beginning to campaign with Trump’s message.

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15:52

Erdogan accuses US of delivering plane loads of arms to Kurds "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Turkey's President Erdogan has accused the US of supplying arms to Kurds fighting against Islamic State in Syria. Erdogan equated the Kurdish forces with IS militants, and referred to previous cases when American weapons were seized by Islamists. "If you think you can finish off Daesh [Arabic pejorative for IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL] with the YPG and PYD, you cannot, because they are terrorist groups too," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Turkish television, Reuters reported on Friday. The Turkish strongman then went further, saying that the US has already sent more weapons to Kurdish militia which he described as "terrorist groups." "Three days ago America dropped two plane loads of weapons in Kobani for these terrorist groups," Erdogan said, adding that he had discussed the issue with US Vice President Joe Biden, who had claimed to be unaware of the arms supplies.

15:52

Hugo Chavez mural up in the Bronx "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Inaugurated, for all to see, “The young artist knows nothing about the character, he gets paid to paint” El joven pintor no sabe absolutamente nada del personaje, le pagan por pintar pic.twitter.com/A2pkrCSrKk — maibort petit (@maibortpetit) September 22, 2016 Paid by the Communist Venezuelan regime. Independent journalist Maibort Petit tweeted that only journalists pre-approved by […]

15:50

100 greatest TV shows of all time "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Most lists are hit or miss. This one is definitely heavily stacked with hits. Two shows I would have added to the list? Star Trek: The Next Generation and Get Smart. That said, I really enjoyed this format, laced with videos to give a taste of each show.

∞ Read this on The Loop

15:50

When Should Police Release Video Of Shootings? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Police in Fresno, California, have released bodycam footage which shows the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Dylan Noble at a gas station last month

A screenshot from Fresno Police bodycam footage shows the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Dylan Noble at a gas station.

ATLANTA  — Two police shootings, both recorded by police. In one city, the police recordings were released almost immediately and protests remained calm. In the other, the chief has so far refused to provide the videos to the public and violent protests have wrought destruction in the heart of the city. Two different outcomes that raise some key questions: How soon are police obligated to release the recordings and why might they keep a lid on it?

In this era of a 24/7 cycle of citizen journalists and live video feeds, civil rights activists are saying the refusal to release video almost immediately underscores the fractured relationship between police and the community they serve.

“There’s a knee jerk reaction on the part of police departments. We used to call it the blue wall of silence,” said Randolph M. McLaughlin, a civil rights attorney and professor at Pace Law School in New York City. “Now it’s just a blue wall.”

“The key thing that people need to understand is that the integrity of the investigation is the most important thing,” said David Klinger, a University of Missouri-St. Louis sociology professor who studies police use of deadly force. He added: “You cannot let the mob run how a police department runs an investigation.”

In Tulsa, Oklahoma, within days of a white officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man whose car had stalled in the center of a road, the public was privy to several videos, including from a police helicopter as well as from the dashboard of a cruiser. The videos show 40-year-old Terence Crutcher walking toward the driver’s side of his vehicle with his arms aloft and several officers following behind him with weapons drawn. The officers who responded had said he was ignoring their commands and that he kept reaching for his pocket as if he had a weapon:

Crutcher collapsed and died by the side of his vehicle after being simultaneously shot with a gun and a Taser. Within days of the Sept....

15:50

Russia would fight to stop Turkish invasion heading too far South "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Turkey’s ‘Crossing of Russia’s Red Line in Syria Might Inflame Hot War’
Speaking at the UN General Assembly, Turkish President Erdogan has defended his decision to send ground troops into Syria claiming that his incursion had helped establish “peace, balance and stability in a region taken over by hopelessness”; however political analyst Mehmet Yuva has warned Ankara against crossing “Russia’s red line” in the country.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has used the UN General Assembly platform to defend his invasion into Syria claiming it has helped restore “peace, balance and stability in a region taken over by hopelessness”. Turkish officials have vowed to continue military operations in the border region with Syria “until all threats to its national security are removed.” Sputnik Turkiye discussed the issue with Mehmet Yuva, Syrian political analyst of Turkish origin and international security expert at Damascus University. “It is only too clear that Turkey is striving to play a more substantial role in defining Syria’s political future. Or, at least to ensure that the groups it supports take part in this process,” Mehmet Yuva told Sputnik. The political analyst noted that such a decision might seem quite natural for the neighboring country. However, he added, if Ankara, on the one hand, wants to create a safe zone along its common border with Syria and prevent the unification of the Kurdish cantons, and, on the other, eliminate Daesh in the region, it should act more transparent and establish contact with other players in the region, and, first of all, with the Syrian government.

Meanwhile, until now Turkey has failed to demonstrate its eagerness to set up contact with the central Syrian leadership for further settlement of the crisis in the country. “This causes serious concerns amongst Russia and Iran who expected a more active approach from Turkey in the setting up of a direct dialogue with Damascus,” Yuva told Sputnik. “Taking into account all the above, Ankara should not forget that its military presence in Syria is possible only thanks to Moscow in the first place, which did not impede its Euphrates Shield operation,” he said. The expert noted that the political and military presence of Turkish armed forces on the territory from the western Euphrates towards the city of Azaz, including the city of al-Bab, does not trigger Moscow’s concern. However Russia, he added, firmly insists that it is the Syrian government army which should control the line from Aleppo and Idlib to the north of Lattakia. “This is the red line for Russia. In case the Turkish troops cross this line, it could drastically alter the situation in the region and trigger the process of turning the “proxy hybrid wars” into direct military actions between foreign forces in Syria – and this means a new world war,” warned the political analyst.

Commenting on the Turkish Euphrates Shield military operation, the expert noted that Ankara claimed that its main aim is to ensure security of its border territories and clear it from Daesh and other terrorist groups. However Mehmet Yuva pointed out that it is being carried out in cooperation with the opposition Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters and with the support of the Turkish military. “Everyone knows only too well that is the FSA is all about and who it consists of,” the expert said. Besides, he added, it has become known that the Ahrar al-Sham group, a coalition of multiple...

15:50

Syrian Army Liberates New Areas in Eastern Ghouta "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Syrian Armed Forces have liberated more areas in the Eastern Ghouta region in Damascus countryside and pushed terrorists back from the region.

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Control over more areas in the Eastern Ghouta region in Damascus countryside was established by the Syrian Army after driving terrorists back from the region.

According to a military source of the Fars news agency, Syrian soldiers established control over new parts of al-Rayhan farms, located in the northeastern parts of Douma city in the Eastern Ghouta region, after fierce clashes with terrorists. The source noted that the cause of the clashes was an attempt of terrorists to attack a number of military posts in the farms. As result, tens of terrorists were killed, many others were wounded and their weapons and equipment were destroyed.

Last week, offensives of the Faylaq al-Rahman in the Eastern Ghouta were repelled by the Syrian Army and the National Defense Forces (NDF), as well as the terrorists were pushed back from more positions and building blocks in a rapid counterattack.

A few hours after, an unsuccessful attack on government positions in Jobar in the eastern countryside of Damascus was launched by the terrorist group. Syrian troops, backed up by the NDF and the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), started a joint counterattack against the Faylaq al-Rahman. As result, three important buildings near the Jobar Electrical Company were captured by the Army. In addition, a number of points around the Mail Depot and Tayba Mosque were also captured by the Syrian Armed Forces and its allies.

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15:50

Feminist Scholar: Menopause “Depicted” Exclusively As Female Condition… "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

These are the same people who claim gender is “fluid.” Via Legal Insurrection: From the “you couldn’t make this stuff up” file, we get the following story. Actually, it comes from the Taylor and Francis Online blog but it is a real academic research article. It’s a few years old but we just discovered it […]

15:49

The Promise of Bank Mergers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In a difficult market, mergers – by enabling banks to cut costs, share information-technology platforms, and increase market power, thereby relieving pressure on margins and rebuilding capital – make sense. And a difficult market is precisely what Europe's banks face today.

15:49

African elephants – attempted tightening of ivory trade rules at CITES could create trade loophole "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Photo: A Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) worker carries a tusk of an elephant as they offload them from a container to a burning site at the KWS headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, 20 April 2016. Containers loaded with ivory tusks from various parts of the country such as Mombasa, Voi, Nanyuki and other places are being offloaded at the burning site ahead of the ivory burning event on 30 April 2016 where 105 tonnes of ivory is set to be burned. This would be the single biggest haul ever to be burned. EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU

Let’s be clear: there IS a ban on the commercial international trade in ivory. There are no legal loopholes. This might come as a surprise given the increasingly loud calls for governments to adopt a “complete ivory ban” at the world’s most important wildlife trade meeting – the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) – which starts this week in South Africa. By CARLOS DREWS.But an international ban is in place. It is the cornerstone of global efforts to save elephants and must be strictly maintained. Measures to stop the poachers and traffickers and close down domestic ivory markets have to be strengthened. But there is no way to make the ban stronger on paper – it can only be enhanced through effective enforcement.

Some countries and conservation organisations dispute this. With around 20,000-30,000 elephants being poached across Africa each year, they are pushing hard for the large elephant populations in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe to be upgraded to Appendix I of CITES in line with the rest of the continent’s elephants, arguing that this would provide them with the highest level of protection.

However, these elephant populations already benefit from this top level protection thanks to a special condition attached to their existing Appendix II listing. This prohibits these countries – which harbour over half the continent’s remaining elephants – from trading any ivory for commercial purposes. So, as the CITES Secretariat has pointed out, adding these elephants to Appendix I would have no practical effect.

Except for one critical caveat. It could inadvertently make the situation worse by opening a back door to the resumption of legal international ivory trade.

At the moment, the only way to reopen the trade is by a two-thirds majority vote of all 182 Parties at a CITES conference. Namibia and Zimbabwe are angling for this, having submitted proposals to allow them to trade ivory from their legal stocks. WWF does not support these proposals because this is not the time to contemplate even a limited resumption of the international ivory trade, and it is extremely unlikely that the world will back them.

However, there is another way that pro-trade countries could bypass the ban. Ironically, all this would require would be a change to the existing elephant listings; exactly what many anti-trade countries, conservationists and campaigners are calling for. Altering the current position in any way would automatically open up a 90-day window for countries to lodge reservations.

If this were to happen it is likely that some countries – potentially both African countries with ivory stockpiles and Asian countries with ivory consumers – could do so. This would exempt them from the current restrictions regarding elephants, so.....

15:48

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fraternal Order of Police Spox: 70% of Arrested Rioters Have Out of State IDs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 21: A man exits a hotel lobby damaged by protestors September 21, 2016 in downtown Charlotte, NC. Protests in Charlotte began on Tuesday in response to the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
Thursday on CNN's "Outfront," Todd Walther, the spokesman for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fraternal Order of Police, told host Erin Burnett the bulk of the protesters being arrested in Charlotte were not from North Carolina, but out of state based on their IDs.

15:48

BBC Inside Out Request: Epilepsy Drugs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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15:47

#Anticipate! Cynthia Morgan & Toni Tones release New Photos ahead of the video for “Hey Boy” Remix "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Toni Tones is on a roll! Her previously released promotional pictures featuring Cynthia Morgan for the release of her hit song ‘Hey boy’ Remix, left us with a blue crush. Now the singer is about to drop the video for the hit track and she has released another set of promo images for the ‘Hey […]

15:46

Top 10 Heisman Candidates: One Player Running Away with Trophy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson looks for a receiver during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Florida State, Saturday, Sep. 17, 2016 in Louisville Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

15:41

White Male-Dominated EPO Management Sinks to New Lows, Again "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Next photo op: puppies?

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Summary: Benoît Battistelli continues to make the EPO look like Europe’s biggest laughing stock by attempting to tackle issues with corny photo ops rather than real change (like SUEPO recognition, diverse hiring, improved patent quality, and cessation of sheer abuses)

ONE of the many things that EPO management is routinely criticised for is lack of diversity (both gender and race). Today, tactlessly enough, Benoît Battistelli published himself posing for photo op with a black boxer. It’s like US politicians who pose for photos with black baseball/basketball/football players (or other athletes) to ‘prove’ they are not racist and thus attract votes/consent from the black population/community. Remember that Battistelli is inherently a politician, so he has these tricks/routines up his sleeve. These tricks might be effective in charming the general population, but EPO examiners are not this gullible. It’s embarrassing for them. It’s like the EPO has become a political party. Employees of the EPO are not sure whether to laugh or sob. Not too long ago Benoît Battistelli did a photo op along with Cambodia (with zero patents at the EPO!).

“It’s like US politicians who pose for photos with black baseball/basketball/football players (or other athletes) to ‘prove’ they are not racist and thus attract votes/consent from the black population/community.”We expect a Battistelli photo op with Neelie Kroes (with Bahamas shell companies) and José Manuel Barroso (Goldman Sachs revolving doors) next… because photo ops can supposedly solve all issues (ask FFPE-EPO which helped Battistelli create a perception of peace with ‘unions’).

15:41

Who Is Behind The Riots? Charlotte Police Says 70% Of Arrested Protesters Had Out Of State IDs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Confirming what many had suspected when viewing the sudden and intense collapse into anarchy that occurred in Charlotte this week, Todd Walther, spokesman for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fraternal Order of Police  Full Article »

15:39

FLASHBACK—Bill Clinton Calls For Creation of ‘Global Community’: ‘America Has Greater Obligations to Open Our Borders’ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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In a remarkable 2003 speech delivered to Yale University, former President Bill Clinton called for the establishment of a “global community,” praised the “openness of our borders to immigrants,” and declared that America “has greater obligations to open our borders.”

15:37

Green Growth Grinds Lower In The Red Ponzi "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Bloomberg News After installing more wind and solar farms than anywhere else on the planet, China is ratcheting back the pace of growth in an industry that’s helped lower the costs of green energy worldwide. Installations of new wind and solar farms in China is expected to drop 11 percent in 2017 from a…

15:37

Court finds Apple guilty of stealing Nokia and Sony’s ring-silencing patent for its iPhone "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Apple asked to pay $3 million for patent infringement

Apple has lost a patent infringement law suit to patent licensing entity, Mobile Media Ideas LLC and has been ordered to pay $3 million in damages to the company, reported Ars Technica.

A Delaware federal jury on Wednesday ruled that Apple had infringed a patent, owned by Maryland-based MobileMedia Ideas LLC, for ring-silencing technology on mobile phones.

Apple apparently infringed MobileMedia’s Patent No. RE 39,231, which is related to ring-silencing features on mobile phones. In 1994, Sony patented a method for users to control incoming calls on a mobile phone, whereby an alert sound would be either stopped, or the sound would reduce after the initial loud alert during certain user actions or as a result of user operations with the phone.

MobileMedia Ideas LLC, owned by Nokia, Sony and IP rights management firm MPEG LA, has been fighting a war since 2010 to get it legally declared that Apple has infringed Patent No. RE 39,231, together with 15 other patents, in its iPhone line of smartphones.

In 2012, the court made the first decision against Apple wherein it found the electronics giant infringing only four patents, which included call alerts, call handling, call rejection and the phone’s camera. However, in 2015, Apple appealed again and an appeals court dismissed three of the patents but sent back the fourth patent (call silencing) to be reviewed by the courts.

This led to another trial in which Apple argued that the telephone ring patent was invalid because it was too vague. However, the federal court of Delaware disagreed, and decided that Apple was indeed guilty of infringing the patent on September 21.

Even though the $3 million verdict is hardly going to make an impact on Apple, it is likely that Apple will not take this lying down either and will appeal to the Federal Circuit.. On the other hand, this verdict is not a huge win for MobileMedia Ideas LLC, who was reportedly seeking $18 million in royalties from the trial.

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15:37

Sanctions not getting in the way of business as multiple nations plan investments in Crimea "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Businessmen from Germany are ready to propose projects worth €250 million for Russia's Crimea and Sevastopol, according to Bernhard Miller, a member of the visiting German delegation to the peninsula. "We are considering investing in the entire Crimean peninsula; first of all we are interested in recycling waste, secondly - in the activities related to hotels and tourism. We're talking about €250 million, but that's just to start with," he told reporters in Sevastopol. Miller said regional authorities have expressed their willingness to cooperate but it's too early to talk about specific projects and the timing. According to him, there are many businesses in Germany ready to invest in the Crimean economy despite sanctions. It's the second time a German delegation has visited the Crimea, Miller said, adding the first visit to the peninsula resulted in the establishment of the German-Russian Society for cultural and industrial relations. At present, the organization has about 80 participants.

15:36

Dadlani Granted Anticipatory Bail, Court Says Complaint Made Only to ‘Humiliate’ Him "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Vishal Dadlani at a Ambala police station. Credit: Jahnavi Sen

Vishal Dadlani at an Ambala police station with his lawyer, Karuna Nundy on September 21, 2016. Credit: Jahnavi Sen

New Delhi/Ambala: Musician and former Aam Aadmi Party member Vishal Dadlani – facing criminal charges in various parts of the country after he criticised the Haryana government’s decision to invite a Jain monk to address the legislative assembly in a series of tweets – was granted anticipatory bail by a sessions court in Ambala on Friday.

Judge Deepak Gupta also pulled up the state and the complainant in the case, saying their conduct “gives an inference that the purpose of the complainant/State is to humiliate the Petitioner (Dadlani) and not to make progress in the investigation”. The news was broken by his lawyer, Karuna Nundy, on Twitter:

The case against the singer in Ambala has been filed by Puneet Arora, who in his complaint had said he was “visibly hurt and aggrieved” by tweets from Dadlani and Congressman Tehsin Poonawalla on the Jain monk’s speech. “This is straight away, through the medium of the internet, a matter of spreading religious discontent/enmity, hurting of belief and religious sentiments, disrespect of Jain Saint, who belongs to a minority community, the entire female fraternity, 2.5 crore residents of Haryana, the respected Governor, respected Speaker, respected Chief Minister and Elected Representative, the matter concerns disrespect towards all,” Arora said in his complaint.

On Wednesday, Dadlani met the monk in question, Muni Tarun Sagar, and apologised. The monk said that he held nothing against Dadlani and all complaints against him should be retracted. However, Arora then told The Wire that he did not intend to retract the complaint and the matter was not in “the court’s hands”.

In an order passed on September 19, the day of the previous hearing in the case, judge Gupta ruled in favour of Dadlani:

“In th...

15:35

The Left have excuses ready for a Hillary defeat "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In another sign that things are not going well for Hillary and the Democrats know it, four days ago on Sept. 19, 2016. the liberal Huffington Post even published what it calls a “premature obituary” on “Why Hillary Lost“.

Written by three HuffPo editors, including its “global editorial director” Howard Fineman, the essay is a preemptive move warning journalists that they will be blamed for a Hillary defeat.

Howard Fineman, Jason Linkins and Lauren Weber write that if Trump wins:

“no one who lost the battle will want to admit it was Hillary Clinton’s fault. It will have had nothing to do with, say, ‘transparency’ or calling bearded villagers ‘deplorables’ or the Iraq War vote or the simple fact that middle-of-the-road Clintonism ran out of gas as a public philosophy.

No, other individuals, groups and forces will have to be blamed. In fact, they already are, pre-emptively. If Trump wins, we’re all going to be too busy moving to Canada to read the postmortems (or write them), so we offer them to you now:”

circular firing squad

The three HuffPo editors then give a list of 9 scapegoats who will be blamed for why Hillary lost the election, beginning with the MSM as the numero uno:

  1. The Media: “Everyone’s piñata.”
  2. The Russians: “Actually, they arrived long ago and got into her phone.”
  3. Millenials: “Ugh. F**king idealists….”
  4. Bernie Sanders: Hillary should have run unopposed in the primary. “It’s going to be an endless wail about how Sanders should have withdrawn sooner.”
  5. Bill Clinton: ” Best campaigner of all time and he couldn’t close the sale. He lost his mojo.”
  6. Sexists: “F**king glass ceiling.”
  7. Obama people
  8. FBI Director James Comey: “He might as well have indicted her for real, like he did in the court of public opinion. Extremely careless.”
  9. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and the DNC: Although Wasserman-Schutz’s “Soviet-style approach to boosting Clinton was something that Hillary’s campaign was happy to countenance,” the former DNC chair “should have left room for dissent rather than let it bottle up.”

Of course, what HuffPo conveniently left out is this reason:

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And this reason:

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And this reason:

15:35

ESA-2016-097: RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle Information Disclosure Vulnerability "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by EMC Product Security Response Center on Sep 23

ESA-2016-097: RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle Information Disclosure Vulnerability

EMC Identifier: EMC-2016-097

CVE Identifier: CVE-2016-0918

Severity Rating: CVSS v3 Base Score: 4.3 (AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products:
•RSA Identity Management and Governance versions prior to 6.8.1 P25
•RSA Identity Management and Governance versions prior to 6.9.1 P15
•RSA Via Lifecycle and Governance versions prior to...

15:35

Thanks, Janet! This Is Why The Middle Class Is Dying "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Bill Bonner OUZILLY, France – First, some travel advice… A niece was visiting from North Carolina. She left this morning for Paris. We warned her, “Paris is the biggest tourist draw in the world. Naturally, it also has a thriving industry that preys on tourists. “People will come up to you and say: ‘Do you…

15:34

Nigeria Government Crackdown on 700,000 Firms over Tax Evasion "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Tunde Fowler, executive chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), said in a rare interview that he also expected 10 million individuals to be discovered by December and made to pay taxes for the first time.
The OPEC member slid into recession in the second quarter and militant attacks on oil facilities in its Niger Delta region have cut crude production, which provides 70 percent of government revenues, by around a third.
Planned loan deals with foreign lenders have yet to materialize, prompting the leader of the Senate to speak of an “economic emergency.”
The government, struggling to fund a record 6.06 trillion naira ($18.6 billion) 2016 budget that aims to stimulate growth by tripling capital expenditure, set FIRS a target of raising 4.95 trillion naira in taxes, up from 3.73 trillion last year.
Persuading Nigerians to pay tax is no easy task. FIRS does not appear to be on track to meet its target for tax collection so far this year, but experts believe it can do better in future.
“We collected a little over 2.3 trillion, so far – from January to 31 August. It is almost at par with last year but take into consideration that the economy is going through a little slowdown,” said Fowler.
He said revenue from value-added tax (VAT) had increased by 25 percent year-on-year and corporate income tax held steady over the same period but petroleum profit tax was expected to have halved, mainly due to low oil prices.
Fowler, appointed last year after a stint as tax chief in Lagos where monthly tax revenues surged by 70 percent in the four years to December 2012, said FIRS expects to generate 5.2 trillion naira in 2017.
Hi-tech inspectors
The tax chief said a new unit created at the start of the year had deployed inspectors armed with laptops to update databases, registering businesses and individuals who are then tracked to check whether they have paid taxes – business executives say they get “aggressive” visits from tax inspectors.
“We have been able to add about 700,000 companies and we expect to add about 10 million individuals across the nation (by December),” said Fowler, adding that this would bring the total of registered individuals to 20 million.
John Ashbourne, Africa analyst at Capital Economics, said Fowler’s target of doubling the number of tax payers was “ambitious” and would be hard to achieve in a country where “paperwork is often lacking.”
But he said the projections for 2017 were “quite achievable.”
“Revenue will almost certainly be much, much higher next year, but this is primarily due to the devaluation of the naira, which has boosted the local-terms value of each oil barrel that is exported,” he said.
Even a doubling of the number of individuals paying taxes in Africa’s most populous nation of 180 million inhabitants, where 80 percent of the workforce is employed in the informal sector, leaves FIRS with an uphill struggle.
“From our estimates, we expect that we have 60 million individuals who should pay some form or level of tax,” said Fowler.
Three-year waiver
He said tougher enforcement would be combined with a planned waiver on interest and penalties covering the period from 2012 o 2015 under which people and businesses would only be asked to pay the principal amount of tax liabilities due.
“We will give them a 45-day window to come forward and register and that will make them eligible for that waiver,” said Fowler of the proposal, which was submitted t...

15:33

25+ Locations You’re NOT Allowed To Visit – #12 Is Hard To Believe "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Credit: telegraph.co.uk

Credit: telegraph.co.uk

Though you may have the ability to speak your mind, travel to new locations, and pursue the type of career and life you want, there are certain freedoms that are restricted to you. One is traveling anywhere in the world that seems appealing.

There are a number of places the average citizen is not allowed to explore, and following is a list of them. From top secret government facilities to villages destroyed by radiation, here are 25+ places you wish you could go visit but can’t.

#1 Snake Island, Brazil 

Credit: YouTube

Credit: YouTube

Off the coast of Brazil is a small island that contains approximately 4,000 of the world’s deadliest snakes. Because some of the snakes’ venom literally melts flesh, tourists have been banned from visiting by the Brazilian government.

15:33

Syrian War Report – September 23, 2016: Operation to Clear Eastern Aleppo "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

…from SouthFront The Syrian Arab Army announced renewed operations in eastern Aleppo on September 22nd. Hezbollah announced their participation shortly after the SAA General Command. The operations are reportedly coordinated with Russian military advisers deployed in the area. The Syrian Air Force has delivered up to 45 air strikes on militant targets in the Aleppo […]

15:32

The new big brother game that teaches you to spy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

(INTELLIHUB) — The following video was aimed at recruiting users to interface with a police state style video game that boasts using technology in the characters script that identifies and tracks people in the games setting by outsourcing to “someone outside the nation.”

The video starts off with a female speaking English, maybe with a small foreign accent, saying:

“Thanks to the governments safety bill the nation is experiencing the lowest level of violent crimes in years. There are still those who pose a threat to our peaceful citizens. To all of us”

The video skips to the description of this new security program:

“Introducing Orwell — a new security program that provides cutting edge information retrieval with human directed suspect profiling. for Orwell to be truly successful, however, we need you — someone outside of the nation capable of discerning information posted by suspects online.

You will have to carefully decide what information is crucial for our investigations. Stakes are high… and lives hang in the balance.”

“Sign up now and together we can ensure a safer nation for all.”

“Orwell — Keeping an eye on you.”

At the end, an “accept job offer” button is clicked which then takes you to what looks like a social media page called “A New Solution For State Security.”

The video shows the computer screen and you, the operator, who is observing and discerning what information you choose to send through email to Orwell.

This is a real game that will be “invading your privacy late 2016,” the video read.

Even more troubling is the fact that the YouTube channel is named “Surprise Attack.”

Welcome to 1984.

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15:31

The Meaning of the Trump Surge "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Joseph Sohm | Shutterstock.com The news is full of it – literally and figuratively: Trump is surging in the polls, especially in so-called battleground states. Is it time to worry? Indeed, it is, but not about Trump. The Donald has been headed for defeat from the moment he started trouncing his rivals in the Republican primaries and […]

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New research debunks the conservative myth that immigrants drive down wages "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An influx of immigrants is likely to have little impact on wages and jobs for native-born US workers, unless they have less than a high-school education, according to a study published Wednesday. The report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine looks at economic and…


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Ex-cop nails CNN’s police apologist: You don’t get to kill somebody just because you say you’re scared "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Even after Officer Betty Shelby was charged with first-degree manslaughter, CNN’s chief police apologist still isn’t sure Terence Crutcher’s death was unjustified. Harry Houck, a law enforcement analyst for CNN, said he didn’t know if there was enough evidence to charge the…


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15:31

∞ Still a walled garden, but with more doors "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Dieter Bohn, writing for The Verge:

iOS 10 moves some of your stuff around a little and makes other stuff look a little different, but fundamentally it acts very much like what you’re used to underneath those new notification bubbles and 3D Touch gimmicks.

But layered underneath those cosmetic changes are some features that push your apps even further, beyond just their icons, into various corners of the operating system. It’s easy to look down your nose at Widgets and iMessage stickers, but when they’re combined with extensions, you begin to see a system where you have access to information from ESPN, Weather, Uber, and much more, all without opening those apps at all. It’s like Android’s widgets, but with a developer ecosystem that might actually be incentivized to support them.

Interesting point. Apple is slowly opening doors into that famously walled garden, enriching the information at its core, making for a better experience for users.

With all the complaints about the iPhone and iOS, I think it’s worth spending a few minutes thinking about how far we’ve come, how much richer our current experience is, warts and all, when compared with the slow and relatively plain experience of years past.

My 2 cents? Apple is right to step very slowly, even if it means Siri can’t immediately tell us what time the Emmys are on. Think bigger picture. Take small, precise steps, release into the wild, measure, learn from your mistakes, rinse and repeat. We’re getting there.

15:31

Two former US ambassadors to Israel sign letter opposing Trump "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The list of high ranking politicians and civil servants, men of long experience in actually governing and know of what they speak, who have spoken out against Trump - the most unqualified and ignorant candidate to ever run for the Presidency, is growing by leaps and bounds.

15:30

Every Single Part Inside an iPhone "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

INSANE:   Click to see every single part. Source: Visual Capitalist

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15:30

My vacation is almost over… "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I left Oklahoma early last week to go back to Washington state to visit family and friends. Thought I’d share some pictures with you!

A Vote Trump flag in western Washington! (And I saw a lot more Trump signs in eastern Washington.)

My dad’s dog Fluffy ready for fun!

A rainbow over eastern Washington.

Just outside of Creston in eastern Washington.

The view from my friend’s home along the Columbia River.

My friend’s German Shepherds surveying their territory.

One of the doggies checking in on me at 2:38 am in the morning 😀

So far a wonderful trip. I’ll be back to Oklahoma soon!

DCG


15:30

Disney Pulls “Moana” Costume After SJW Call It “Racist”… "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Via CNN: Disney has halted sales of a costume inspired by its upcoming “Moana” movie after being accused of racism. The costume is based on Disney’s animated depiction of Maui, a key figure in Polynesian oral tradition. It featured full-length brown trousers and a long-sleeved shirt covered in “tattoos,” as well as a “skirt” made […]

15:30

Central Bankers Are Like Alchemists, According To Marc Faber "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

marc faberFrom CNBC International: Central bankers trying to spur growth are like alchemists trying to make gold and they’re just as likely to fail, said Marc Faber, the publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom report. “When I think of central banks, I think of alchemists,” Faber, also known as Dr. Doom for his pessimistic views, told…

15:30

Brit leader Theresa May publicly contradicts Foreign Sec. Johnson - says Brexit timetable is her choice "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Prime Minister Theresa May has very publicly contradicted her Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's statement that the process of Brexit could start as soon as early 2017, insisting the decision to leave the EU is solely her own. In their latest public spat, May's office was forced to clarify remarks made by Johnson in New York on Thursday, where he indicated the government could trigger Article 50 early next year. "The decision to trigger Article 50 is hers. She will be doing it at a time when she believes it is in the best interest for Britain," Downing Street sources said on Friday morning. "The prime minister's position has not changed." While in the US to attend the UN General Assembly, Johnson said the UK will "probably" begin Brexit talks early next year and wrap them up by 2019.

15:25

Interview 1212 – From Anthrax to Iraq with Graeme MacQueen "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

[audio mp3="http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/2016-09-23%20Graeme%20MacQueen.mp3"][/audio]The theory that Iraq had some connection to the 2001 anthrax attacks was abandoned almost as soon as it was floated. The blatant lies told about the origin and composition of the anthrax was quickly exposed as just that: blatant lies. Soon even the US government itself had to admit that the anthrax came from within the bowels of its own bioweapons program. Even so, the anthrax scare continued to loom large in the propaganda and lies that led to the illegal invasion of Iraq in 2003. Joining us today to discuss this discredited but persistent aspect of the anthrax attacks is Dr. Graeme MacQueen, author of The 2001 Anthrax Deception.

15:24

“Kill this MotherF***er!” — Leaked Video Shows Cop Plot To Kill Unarmed Man Then Murder Him "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

stockleySt. Louis, MO — In December 2011, St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley violated department policy when he grabbed his personal AK-47, premeditated, and then murdered Anthony Lamar Smith. The planning of the murder and the actual murder were captured on the officer’s dashcam. However, no one has ever seen that footage — until this week.

Thanks to a St. Louis Police Department insider, the dashcam video of Stockley’s crimes were finally leaked to the public. This week, an anonymous person dropped off a USB drive to a local FOX affiliate of the entire incident. What it shows is nothing short of a conspiracy to commit and then allegedly cover up a murder.

As the dashcam video begins, officer Stockley is attempting to arrest Smith who’s been suspected of possessing a substance deemed illegal by the state — otherwise known as a drug bust. Not wanting to be kidnapped for doing something that harms no one and makes him happy, Smith fled. At this point, Stockley pulls out his personal AK-47 with a drum magazine and begins dangerously squeezing off rounds in the middle of town.

Unable to murder Smith for running away, Stockley and his partner began a highly dangerous pursuit, endangering everyone around him by driving upwards of 90 mph through busy city streets in the rain. At one point, Stockley’s partner Brian Bianchi, who is driving the car, loses control and crashes into a tree. This infuriated the trigger happy cop.

”Back up,” Stockley yells.

According to the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Probable Cause Statement, Stockley then says something that foreshadows what’s about to happen — he premeditates the murder of Smith.  Prosecutors believe he said “…going to kill this mother-******, don’t you know it.”

After the officers ran through a number of red lights, Stockley tells Bianchi to ram Smith after he’d stopped, “hit him right now.”

The patrol car smashes into the surrendering Smith.

Both cops surround the car with Stockley immediately firing five shots into Smith — killing him.

The in-car camera shows Stockley then throw his personal weapon, which was a violation of department policy, into the back of the cruiser. He then exits and returns moments later and begins to dig around in a bag — most likely grabbing a ‘drop gun’ to plant it on Smith.

After the shooting, police found a pistol lying in Smith’s vehicle. However, according to prosecutors, it “was later determined by lab analysis to have only (Stockley’s) DNA on it.”

The police video then cuts out and we are unable to see anything else.

 

Before this dashcam footage was released, a citizen’s cellphone video was the only evidence showing that Stockley entered Smith’s car. When we combine the two videos, however, it shows what the police apparently did not want the public to see.

After Stockley rummaged through the bag and got out with empty hands, implying that he’d hid something, he walked over to the car. He then hangs around driver’s side door and makes several attempts to lean in while being pushed back by one of the officers. However, once Smith’s body is dragged from the vehicle, Stockley quickly sits in the driver’s seat....

15:23

Upgrading to iOS 10 may have made your backups a lot faster to crack "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Password cracking a local iTunes backup is now 2,500 faster than with iOS 9, claims Russian firm.

15:23

Former Wall St. Banker Suggests Global Debt May Not Be Owned By Humans "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Is the world economy a closed system or an open system? In other words, are the world’s financial elite conducting transactions with off-planet entities, enslaving the human race to unseen  Full Article »

15:22

Syrian War Report – September 23, 2016: Operation to Clear Eastern Aleppo "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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The Syrian Arab Army announced renewed operations in eastern Aleppo on September 22nd. Hezbollah announced their participation shortly after the SAA General Command.  The operations are reportedly coordinated with Russian military advisers deployed in the area.

The Syrian Air Force has delivered up to 45 air strikes on militant targets in the Aleppo neighborhoods of Sakhour, Hanano, Al-Sukkari, Bab Al-Maqam, and Bustan Al-Qasr.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that some 3,000 Russian soldiers have been deployed at a base in the south-eastern suburbs of the village of Al-Safir, citing an unknown ‘reliable source’. There is no confirmation of this information, except the ‘reliable source’. Russian troops are officially deployed only in the north-west of Aleppo at the Castello Highway.

Last night in the province of Homs, Ahrar al-Sham managed to overrun the checkpoint at Shukarah, manned by the SAA and the National Defense Forces, thanks to the help of an armored contingent. This move was aimed to cut off the strategic Homs-Salamiyah highway. However, the government forces recaptured the positions lost in Shukarah.

40 fighters of the Islamic State were killed in 20 airstrikes by the Turkish Airforce that had intensified air strikes against the group amid setbacks of the Ankara-led forces in northern Syria.

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15:20

Military Brass Argues 9/11 Bill Would Strip US Troops Of Sovereign Immunity "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In this June 30, 2016 file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon.

In this June 30, 2016 file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon.

The Obama Administration is in full press mode attacking the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) ahead of an expected veto. The bill would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for its involve in the attack, and was unanimously passed in both the House and Senate. It enjoys considerable public support.

Administration officials are presenting it as a “dangerous precedent,” however, with Defense Secretary Ash Carter today insisting he is worried about the risk the bill poses to US troops, a sentiment echoed by Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joe Dunford.

Sovereign immunity is the principle under international law that governments, as “sovereign” entities, can by definition do no wrong to individuals, and that individuals thus cannot sue governments unless the government decides in advance to permit it.

Under US law sovereign immunity is broadly accepted, and while in theory state-sponsored terrorism is an exemption, in practice this has only been the case for a handful of countries that the current administration at the time wants to see sued in US courts.

America’s own 9/11 Report, in particular the 28 Pages, detailed involvement by Saudi officials, including members of the royal family, in support provided to 9/11 attackers. While the White House has tried to downplay the report’s contents as inconclusive, their argument still boils down to the idea that America needs to ignore Saudi alliances with international terror to protect the American government’s many criminals from similar legal repercussions.

President Obama is expected to veto JASTA by Friday, and while the House believes it has enough votes to override the veto, it is unclear if that remains the case in the Senate, where the Saudi government has been heavily lobbying, particularly targeting Democrats loathe to oppose an Obama veto.


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15:20

What Happened to Hillary's Lead? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

After the Democratic convention, many Democrats breathed a sigh of relief because it appeared that Hillary Clinton had an "insurmountable" 8-point lead over Donald Trump. Two months later, that lead is almost gone and Dems are worried. What happened?

15:18

EU parliament chief says Egypt IMF loan should be tied to migrant deal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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President of the European Parliament said Egypt cannot be given $12bn in IMF loans if it does not 'cooperate' on curbing migrant flows to EU

15:17

Shocking moment woman distracted by her smartphone is hit and killed by a tram in Moscow "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

GRAPHIC CONTENT Horrific footage has emerged of a woman obliviously using her smartphone unaware she is about to be hit and killed by a tram. The pedestrian, who was standing on tram tracks, suddenly looks up but has no time to react or jump out of the way. She was rushed to hospital in Moscow but died soon afterwards. The tram had emerged from under a railway bridge and the female driver appears to see the woman late before trying in vain to stop. Footage from the cab shows the driver opening the door to get out of the tram to help the woman. The pedestrian was waiting to cross busy Rusakovskaya Street but was paying more attention to her mobile and seemed to be unaware she was standing in the path of a tram, which runs on tracks. The name of the victim and the driver have not been made public.

15:17

Judge Jeanine: Charlotte Protests About Getting the Vote Out for the Democratic Party "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Friday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Jeanine Pirro, host of “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” said she believed the real reason behind the protest in the streets of Charlotte, NC were all about rallying and getting out the vote for the Democratic Party. “You see, they need this narrative for the election,” Pirro said. “This is all about the election. Black Lives Matter and this whole movement – funded by [George] Soros is all about the Democratic election. Giving the Democrats some reason to join together, to come out and vote for the Democratic Party. It’s why these illegals who were supposed to be deported were given citizenship. It’s why there is this movement to get people to vote and sign up to be citizens. That’s what’s going on – it’s all about the election.” Follow Jeff Poor on Twitter @jeff_poor

15:16

No Brady? No Problem: Belichick Affirms the Adage ‘In Bill We Trust’ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

New England Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett (7) passes against the Houston Texans during the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

15:16

Thanks BigAg: Bumblees have been proposed for U.S. endangered species status "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Earlier this month, mosquito eradication efforts in South Carolina, gone horribly wrong, resulted in almost total devastation to the indigenous bee populations. The pesticide used to target the Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti species of mosquito, which can carry and transmit the Zika virus, killed off millions of bees. This single incident is one of many that have been laying waste to beneficial pollinators which has now led to the bumblebee's proposed listing as an endangered species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday proposed listing the rusty patched bumblebee, a prized but vanishing pollinator once widely found in the upper Midwest and Northeastern United States, for federal protection as an endangered species, according to Reuters. The Bumblebee is one of several wild bee species seen declining in the last couple of decades. It has now become the first ever bee in the continental United States formally proposed for listing under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

15:16

Woman Rescued After She Was Found Motionless in Lagos | Eyewitnesses Say She was Dropped Off from an SUV "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Facebook user, Hon Gabriel Oluwafemi on Thursday shared photos of a lady who was found motionless in the Ikeja area of Lagos state. He said that eyewitnesses disclosed that the victim was dropped off from an SUV some minutes past 7AM on Thursday. Olawafemi wrote on Facebook: Pls kindly share until it gets to anyone who […]

15:15

Bad security habits persist, despite rising awareness "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While 82 percent of respondents believe the IT security industry is making progress against cyber attacks, those gains are undercut by egregious security practices in critical areas such as privileged account security, third-party vendor access and cloud, according to CyberArk. Which industries allow third-party vendors (supply chain, IT management rms, etc.) remote access to internal networks? Bad security habits persist Headline-making cyber attacks have driven significant increases in cyber security awareness. However, the failure to … More

15:15

EXCLUSIVE: Gulf Cartel Commander Arrested and Released Near Texas Border "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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RIO BRAVO, Tamaulipas -- One of the leading commanders within the faction of the Gulf Cartel that controls this border city was apprehended by Mexican federal authorities but was suspiciously released days later.

15:14

500 Million Yahoo Accounts Hacked "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Reuters via Yahoo News reports on an announcement by Yahoo! that an attacker "may have stolen names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth and encrypted passwords" for 500 million accounts in 2014. According to the announcement, the FBI is looking into the matter and that "The investigation has found no evidence that the state-sponsored actor is currently in Yahoo's network".

Yahoo Inc said on Thursday that at least 500 million of its accounts were hacked in 2014 by what it believed was a state-sponsored actor, a theft that appeared to be the world's biggest known cyber breach by far. Cyber thieves may have stolen names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth and encrypted passwords, the company said. But unprotected passwords, payment card data and bank account information did not appear to have been compromised, signalling that some of the most valuable user data was not taken. The attack on Yahoo was unprecedented in size, more than triple other large attacks on sites such as eBay Inc , and it comes to light at a difficult time for Yahoo. Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer is under pressure to shore up the flagging fortunes of the site founded in 1994, and the company in July agreed to a $4.83 billion cash sale of its internet business to Verizon Communications Inc . "This is the biggest data breach ever," said well-known cryptologist Bruce Schneier, adding that the impact on Yahoo and its users remained unclear because many questions remain, including the identity of the state-sponsored hackers behind it. On its website on Thursday, Yahoo encouraged users to change their passwords but did not require it.

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15:13

Reuters: Japan’s antitrust watchdog considers action against Apple, carriers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Yoshiyasu Shida , writing for Reuters:

Japanese regulators are considering taking action against Apple Inc over possible antitrust violations that may have helped it dominate the nation’s smartphone sales, government sources said, a move that could hit the company’s profit margins in one of its most profitable markets.

In a report published last month, Japan’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) said that NTT Docomo, KDDI Corp and Softbank Group were refusing to sell older surplus iPhone models to third party retailers, thereby hobbling smaller competitors.

This seems more about resellers than Apple. But:

Apple was not named in that report, but two senior government sources told Reuters that regulators were also focusing on Apple’s supply agreements with all three carriers.

Under those deals, surplus stock of older iPhones is kept out of the market and sent to overseas markets, such as Hong Kong, according to industry sources.

It’s all so tawdry.

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15:12

The Shocking Truth About Hillary’s October Surprise "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

September 22, 2016 Saker comment: I have to admit that I agree with every word Paul Joseph Watson speaks in this video. Filed under: AngloZionist Empire, Clinton, Putin, Russia, Trump, USA, War on Syria

15:12

Israeli troops shoot alleged Palestinian attacker in West Bank "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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15:10

Michael Aldous on Using Business History in Teaching "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From the BHC Exchange Blog:

In 2015, the Business History Conference appointed Michael Aldous (Queen’s University, Belfast) to serve as the inaugural Teaching and Research Resources Web Editor. He has now written an introductory essay to launch a new section of the Teaching and Resources portion of the BHC website, one that will “promote the excellent teaching resources, whilst providing context, particularly for those not immersed in Business History, and offering insights and inspiration regarding their use.” In his essay, “Rethinking Business History in the Classroom,” Aldous writes, “I would like to invite members of the BHC community to contribute short pieces that discuss the many and varied ways in which business history [is] being used across disciplines in classrooms, and through these entries foster a wider discussion on these opportunities.”

 

Read more here.


15:10

Study Finds Immigrants Don’t Take American Jobs, But Do Help The Economy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Guest workers harvest an onion field in Lyons, Ga. (Photo: AP)

Guest workers harvest an onion field in Lyons, Ga. (Photo: AP)

Migrants in the U.S. do not “take” American jobs or lower working wages, and in fact have had a long-term positive impact on the country’s economy, according to a comprehensive study released Thursday by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

The study analyzes 20 years of economic and demographic data of U.S. immigration. Within the past 10 years, the impact of non-native workers on American-born workers has been “very small,” and workers who saw their wages decrease were most likely to be prior immigrants or native workers who did not complete high school. Recent immigrants were also more likely to reduce the job opportunities for prior immigrants, rather than native workers.

Meanwhile, some evidence suggests that other sub-groups of native workers and other areas of the economy may in fact have benefited from the influx of skilled immigrants. The second-generation children of immigrants were the most rewarding sect of workers—contributing more to the economy than any other demographic of the U.S. population, including native-born.

“The panel’s comprehensive examination revealed many important benefits of immigration—including on economic growth, innovation, and entrepreneurship—with little to no negative effects on the overall wages or employment of native-born workers in the long term,” said report co-author Francine D. Blau, Frances Perkins professor of industrial and labor relations and Cornell University professor of economics. Blau is also the chair of the panel that released the report.

“Where negative wage impacts have been detected, native-born high school dropouts and prior immigrants are most likely to be affected,” she said. “The fiscal picture is more mixed, with negative effects especially evident at the state level when the costs of educating the children of immigrants are included, but these children of immigrants, on average, go on to be the most positive fiscal contributors in the population.”

Immigration has become a standout issue in the 2016 presidential election, as Republican nominee Donald Trump continues to call for a crackdown on undocumented immigrants on the grounds that they “compete directly against vulnerable American workers” and that they “draw much more out from the system than they will ever pay in.”

The authors of the report said they hoped the findings would “be of use to policymakers and the public as they consider this issue.”

The report looks at research compiled by 14 prominent economists, including, as the Ne...

15:09

Charlotte City Leaders Delayed Declaring Emergency Over Concerns Of How It’d Look… "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Didn’t think that one through all the way. Via WBTV: Top leaders in the city of Charlotte delayed accepting additional safety resources prior to Wednesday night’s violent riot in Uptown, multiple sources tell On Your Side Investigates. We first asked about the delay at a press conference with Mayor Jennifer Roberts and other city leaders […]

15:08

Unpredictability and Uncertainty Reign in the Middle East ~ [interesting, objective analysis] "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Why the Sykes-Picot system proved to be unviable? Is it possible to overcome the nation state and identity crisis that …

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15:06

Journalism 102: Do Not Become Like ‘Managing IP’ or IAM ‘Magazine’ (the Megaphones of the EPO’s Management) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

How ‘professional’… media repurposed as a shadow EPO platform

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Summary: Another look at convergence between media and the EPO, which is spending virtually millions of Euros literally buying the media and ensuring that the EPO’s abuses are scarcely covered (if ever mentioned at all)

THE previous post about the EPO bemoaned poor press coverage that merely propagated lies of the EPO. Stakeholders were not at all contacted as part of fact-checking. That’s churnalism, not journalism.

“As rebutting/debunking the lies requires some basic knowledge of this system and also no professional loyalty to it, Techrights is often alone in responding to such misinformation.”In this second part we plan to tackle some more of the same things and bring to light unexplored issues pertaining to the EPO under Benoît Battistelli.

AIPPI World Congress

James Nurton (aforementioned EPO ‘stenographer’ of sorts) attended the AIPPI World Congress and wrote a bunch of articles. As we don’t think these relate directly to the UPC we won’t dig into each one of these, but MIP (Managing IP, Nurton’s employer) omitted disbelief that the UPC will become a reality from its reports, as we already noted the other day. Agenda by omission? Nokia, based on this new report from WIPR, shares this view on UPC disbelief. To quote:

The UK’s ratification of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement is politically “very unlikely” at the moment, according to Nokia’s head of European litigation Clemens Heusch.

He was speaking in a session yesterday, September 20, at the 2016 AIPPI World Congress in Milan about the implications of Brexit on the UPC.

Heusch said that instead, negotiations were likely to play out over two years once article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty has been invoked.

Commenting on the negotiations, Heusch said it was essential for the UK to stay in the common market or some form of free trade agreement, so the talks will be a great chance to include the UPC.

Sadly though, on UPC among other topics, the IAM and MIP staff are just megaphones amplifying the EPO’s liars like Margot Fröhlinger [...

15:06

Amazon.com, Inc.: Could Amazon Stock Double Next Year? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Profit Confidential Editorial Desk

Amazon Stock follows Jeff Bezos’ soaring ambitions
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock closed at a record high of $800.00 on Thursday. It was only in April 2015 that Amazon stock had crossed the $400.00 threshold for the first time. And now, Amazon has announced another new service, signalling that the company does not want you to share your wallet with any other online player.

Amazon.com, Inc. has just announced that it will offer its own photo printing service: “Amazon Prints.” This service competes directly with services provided by.

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15:05

Obama: America Must Surrender Sovereignty, Embrace One World Government "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Editor’s Note: He also found it within himself to say America has been a global “force for good”

Earlier this week Barack Obama delivered his final United Nations speech.

In addition to praising the bankster loan shark operations run out of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, Obama called for “global integration,” code for a one-world government.

“I believe that at this moment we all face a choice. We can choose to press forward with a better model of cooperation and integration. Or we can retreat into a world sharply divided, and ultimately in conflict, along age-old lines of nation and tribe and race and religion,” he said.

In short, Obama has renewed the call to end national sovereignty.

The Council on Foreign Relations, often referred to as the “real State Department,” prefers to call it a transition to “global governance” or multilateralism.

In 2012, as the CFR unveiled the Council of Councils and its “Challenges for Global Governance in 2013,” Nicholas West deconstructed the globalist agenda. In addition to eroding national sovereignty through the promotion of “free trade” deals and treaties, the CFR has pushed behind the scenes for economic collapse, humanitarian intervention, destabilization of the Middle East, geopolitical reorganization, and control of the internet.

“The agenda of global governance exists, and the move toward a one world government is being executed. The solutions being discussed at think tank conferences in a wide range of disciplines from geopolitics, to science, to health, to economics and communications are all beginning to coalesce into an overall agenda of centralized control. This fusion is manifesting at an accelerated pace in tandem with the rapid awakening of humanity to its condition of increasing servitude,” writes West.

The current globalism in trade—from NAFTA, CAFTA, and AFTA to the impending TPP—serve as a template for the ongoing effort to globalize nations and destroy national sovereignty, according to Richard Haass, current CFR president and the former Special Assistant to George H. W. Bush and National Security Council Senior Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs.

In 2010 Haass wrote “states must be prepared to cede some sovereignty to world bodies if the international system is to function. This is already taking place in the trade realm. Governments agree to accept the rulings of the WTO because on balance they benefit from an international trading order even if a particular decision requires that they alter a practice that is their sovereign right to carry out.”

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Obama: America Must Surrender Sovereignty, Embrace One World Government "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Editor’s Note: He also found it within himself to say America has been a global “force for good”

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Earlier this week Barack Obama delivered his final United Nations speech.

In addition to praising the bankster loan shark operations run out of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, Obama called for “global integration,” code for a one-world government.

“I believe that at this moment we all face a choice. We can choose to press forward with a better model of cooperation and integration. Or we can retreat into a world sharply divided, and ultimately in conflict, along age-old lines of nation and tribe and race and religion,” he said.

In short, Obama has renewed the call to end national sovereignty.

The Council on Foreign Relations, often referred to as the “real State Department,” prefers to call it a transition to “global governance” or multilateralism.

In 2012, as the CFR unveiled the Council of Councils and its “Challenges for Global Governance in 2013,” Nicholas West deconstructed the globalist agenda. In addition to eroding national sovereignty through the promotion of “free trade” deals and treaties, the CFR has pushed behind the scenes for economic collapse, humanitarian intervention, destabilization of the Middle East, geopolitical reorganization, and control of the internet.

“The agenda of global governance exists, and the move toward a one world government is being executed. The solutions being discussed at think tank conferences in a wide range of disciplines from geopolitics, to science, to health, to economics and communications are all beginning to coalesce into an overall agenda of centralized control. This fusion is manifesting at an accelerated pace in tandem with the rapid awakening of humanity to its condition of increasing servitude,” writes West.

The current globalism in trade—from NAFTA, CAFTA, and AFTA to the impending TPP—serve as a template for the ongoing effort to globalize nations and destroy national sovereignty, according to Richard Haass, current CFR president and the former Special Assistant to George H. W. Bush and National Security Council Senior Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs.

In 2010 Haass wrote “states must be prepared to cede some sovereignty to world bodies if the international system is to function. This is already taking place in the trade realm. Governments agree to accept the rulings of the WTO because on balance they benefit from an international trading order even if a particular decision requires that they alter a practice that is their sovereign right to carry out.”

Haass cited the globalist contrivance of manmade climate change. “Some governments are prepared to give up elements of sovereignty to address the threat of global climate change.”

Obama read directly from the globalist script when he mentioned climate change during his speech at the United Nations.

“And that’s wh...

15:05

US Govt Just Legalized Operation Mockingbird — FBI Can Now Impersonate The Media "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

media propagandaBy Claire Bernish FBI agents conducting undercover investigations have now been given the green light to impersonate journalists, the Justice Department determined last week — effectively legalizing the government’s most notorious propaganda program, Operation Mockingbird. Last Thursday, the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General published what’s become the subject of outrage for journalists, civil and…

15:04

What does the CIA, NSA, FBI, DHS and the NFL Have In Common? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Tyranny is tyranny, it does not matter what acronym you use referring to. The NFL is just another in a long line of criminal institutions that abuse the trust of the American public. Did you know that the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens accepted money to promote veterans at their home football games so that the establishment could continue to advance the cause of supporting our illegal wars of occupation? The NFL is for gun confiscation and also subjects their fans to TSA, sexually molesting searches before entering their games.  If you, as an American citizen do not understand the need to boycott the NFL, you will after reading this article.

When it comes to the rogue agencies listed in the title, there is no difference between the the NFL and the CIA, DHS, NSA and the FBI. They all violate human rights, Constitutional rights, State and federal statutes  and human dignity. The NFL may not be a formal part of the US government, but they may as well be as this article will point out. However, there is light at the end of this tunnel as the American people are waking up to the heinous nature of the National Football League.

The first two weeks of the  2016 National Football League are in the books. It would seem that Americans are waking up. The television ratings are down, significantly down. Further, the number of empty seats, from already purchased seats, at NFL games are down.

 

The NFL Price Gouges Every Vendor and Fan They Service

nfl greedyWhen my wife supervised concessions in the National Football League’s (NFL) 1997 Super Bowl, as the Arizona’s Operations Manager for McDonalds, the corporation was charged 30% of all profits by the NFL for the privilege of helping the NFL make money. The corporation lost a lot of money as did all the other participants in the NFL Experience and the Super Bowl, directly.

To have a beer and a hot dog at NFL game are outrageously expensive. From what I  learned a typical 12 ounce beer can cost as much $15 and an accompanying hot dog is another $6 dollars.

The NFL owners demand that citizens of various communities put up hundreds of millions of dollars to build monolithic stad...

15:03

New Anti-Racial Discrimination Policies Incorporated in Online Housing Rental Transactions "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Airbnb, the online company that, for a fee, connects people looking to rent their homes with people who are looking for housing accommodations, received months of complaints from its African-American users that housing hosts discriminated against them. The company hired Eric Holder, former U.S. Attorney General, and Laura Murphy, former head of The Washington, D.C. […]

15:03

Why are illegal gambling outlets operating again? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The public are asking the authorities, including Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem, as to why illegal gambling (fishing) outlets are operating again after they were closed for a short period recently. PKR Women national vice president Voon Shiak Ni said the questions were posed by crime watch groups to her, but unfortunately, […]

15:03

Sarawak PKR: Adenan breaking election pledge not to build mega dam "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem has reneged on his May 7 pledge not to build another mega dam in the state, Sarawak PKR chairman Baru Bian said today. “I am most disappointed to learn that state government has given approval to Sarawak Energy Berhad for the construction of the 1,285 megawatt Baleh mega […]

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Being insensitive isn’t a crime "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Arresting someone at 4.30am in his home without a warrant, taking him away without informing his family where they were taking him or why, and dragging him all the way from Petaling Jaya to Johor Baru — one might think that the suspect was a terrorist, murderer or had committed treason against the state. But […]

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Cities Across The US Take A Stand Against Police Surveillance "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Eleven US cities have partnered with 13 organizations to push for community control over police surveillance. Their aim is to restrict or ban the use of snooping technology in an initiative that has been endorsed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. In most cities, the growing use of Orwellian surveillance technologies, which are regularly acquired and used in secret, is unchecked   RT reports: Dubbed “Community Control Over Police Surveillance,” the campaign involves such notable groups as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the NAACP, Campaign Zero and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The cities involved are Palo Alto, California; Pensacola and Miami Beach in Florida; Muskegon, Michigan; Hattiesburg, Mississippi; New York City, New York; Richmond, Virginia; Seattle, Washington; Madison and Milwaukee in Wisconsin; and Washington, DC. The ACLU described the participating cities as “geographically and politically diverse” but united around the idea that the use of surveillance should be decided on by the communities. “Ultimately, it is our hope that throughout our nation’s cities, the people, not the police, will be empowered to #TakeCTRL over if and how local surveillance technologies are used and to ensure that under no circumstances are they allowed to [...]

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Bersih Sarawak to start convoy at same time with national group on Oct 1 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bersih Sarawak will hold a convoy simultaneously with the nationwide Bersih convoy on Oct 1 with the flagging-off in Miri. The convoy is expected to reach Sri Aman on Oct 22, from where it will proceed to Lachau, Simunjan, Balai Ringin, Gedong, Serian, Siburan, Kota Samarahan, Kota Padawan, Petra Jaya, Matang, Demak Laut, Kota Sentosa, […]

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Can four be ‘approximately equal’ to one? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Decent Malaysians are angry over the unscrupulous redelineation proposal unveiled by the Election Commission (EC) on Sept 15. However, anger without action does not lead to anywhere. And if the EC proposal is passed – which takes only a simple majority in the Dewan Rakyat to do so – the outcomes of the next two […]

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Court Rules That Children Facing Deportation Must Navigate Courts Alone "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Central American mothers lay pictures of their children who went missing while crossing Mexico for the United States, on the steps of the Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City, Saturday Nov. 29, 2014.

Central American mothers lay pictures of their children who went missing while crossing Mexico for the United States, on the steps of the Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City, Saturday Nov. 29, 2014.

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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled immigrant children do not have a right to counsel appointed at the government’s expense and outside of administrative deportation proceedings. Children, even those without a lawyer, must go through immigration courts before bringing claims before federal district courts.

“Congress has clearly provided that all claims—whether statutory or constitutional—that ‘arise from’ immigration removal proceedings can only be brought through the petition for review process [PFR] in the federal courts of appeals,” the appeals court argued [PDF].

The children pursued this claim as a class action lawsuit. The right-to-counsel claims, according to the appeals court, arose from deportation proceedings and so they could only be raised through that process.

It concluded the district court made an error when it found there was an exception to the Immigration and Nationality Act, which made it possible for the courts to have jurisdiction over the children’s “due process right-to-counsel claims.”

In separate opinions, the court’s judges, Andrew Kleinfeld, Margaret McKeown, and Milan D. Smith, acknowledged the scale of the problem involving tens of thousands of immigrant children.

…”[S]ome Members of Congress as well as the [Obama] Administration characterized the issue as a humanitarian crisis.” The border crisis created what has been called a “perfect storm” in immigration courts, as children wend their way from border crossings to immigration proceedings. The storm has battered immigration “courtrooms crowded with young defendants but lacking lawyers and judges to handle the sheer volume of cases.”

The net result is that thousands of children are left to thread their way alone through the labyrinthine maze of immigration laws, which, without hyperbole, “have been termed second only to the Internal Revenue Code in complexity.”…

McKeown and Smith acknowledged a “growing need for support systems,” which immigration courts may use to “effectively and efficiently manage the cases of unaccompanied minors.”

Some steps were taken by the Executive Branch to address the crisis. Still, McKeown and Smith noted, “A meritorious application for asylum, refuge, withholding of removal, or other relief may fall through the cracks, despite the best efforts of immigration agencies and the best interests of the child.”

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New No airport tax hike please, say Sarawak lawmakers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A couple of Sarawak Barisan Nasional lawmakers have urged Putrajaya to reconsider the impending airport tax hike and stop its implementation, Borneo Post Online reported today. According to the report, Batu Danau Assemblyman Paulus Palu Gumbang said air travellers in the state were already heavily burdened with expensive domestic travel, especially those in Limbang and […]

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Sarawak says won’t allow developers to give out loans "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Sarawak government has rejected the proposal by Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar to allow property developers to act as bankers in providing housing loans. According to the Borneo Post Online, State Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg pointed out that the move would cause financial […]

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