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Sunday, 24 September

02:11

Major hailstorm, huge hail accumulations in Teruel, Spain "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A major hailstorm hit the city of Teruel and surrounding region in Aragon, eastern Spain on Friday, September 22, 2017. The event lasted up to 30 minutes, paralyzing traffic on some of the most important city roads. The hailstorm which began at about 21:00 CET...... Read more

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Saturday, 23 September

23:38

Former Director Of National Intelligence Says Russia Interference Casts Doubt On Trumps Win "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence under President Barack Obama, appeared on CNNs Erin Burnett Out Front on Friday night, and he told Burnett just what many Americans have suspected since January. Speaking about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, Clapper told her that the intelligence community had met with Donald Trump prior to his inauguration. In that briefing, he and other intel chiefs discussed with Trump a joint assessment by the CIA, FBI, and NSA that concluded that the interference was significant enough to warrant concerns over the outcome of the election:

Our intelligence community assessment did, I think, serve to cast doubt on the legitimacy of his victory in the election.

Although Clapper didnt say it in the interview, the unspoken implication is that this message may have prompted Trumps ridiculous overreactions to his inaugural crowd size, the myth that millions of illegals voted in the election, and any number of other actions and statements that led to the creation of Trumps laughable Commission on Election Integrity, which has, thus far, served only as a vehicle for promoting voter suppression.

Clappers CNN appearance was timely. It came just a short while after Trump went back to his favorite outlet, Twitter, to vent his frustrations for the millionth time:

Unfortunately for Trump, the fact is that the Faceb...

21:31

Call It What It Is: Trump Threatens Genocide Against North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As President Trump taunts North Koreas leader with schoolyard insults, the terrifying possibility is that his threat to totally destroy a country of 25 million people could involve the U.S. in another genocide, warns David Marks.

(CN) The level of insult and hostile name-calling between world leaders was taken to a new extreme by Donald Trump in his speech before the U.N. General Assembly. In his preferred rhetoric replete with saber rattling, Trumps comments included, The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.

Are we becoming numb to the tirades of the President? His apologists claim his words dont necessarily reflect U.S. policy, however the threat to destroy an entire nation of 25 million people reveals a further willingness to embrace nuclear war. There are many Americans who protest his vision, but the United States seems relatively complacent considering his belligerence.

In the same speech, rather than envisioning an improvement in U.S.-Iranian relations, Trump condemned their leadership without any room for diplomacy: The Iranian government masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy. It has turned a wealthy country with a rich history and culture into an economically depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in addition to responding specifically to Trumps threats to scrap the 2015 nuclear agreement, added, Mr. Trump was offensive to Iran, and we are waiting for Mr. Trump to apologize to the people of Iran.

Behind Trumps words is a drumbeat that is all too familiar to anyone who has read, studied or lived through war; and seen how threats and hostility can turn into madness and violence. When it comes to war there is an irrepressible and repetitive pattern where self-righteousness and nationalism mix to make a poisonous, explosive cocktail, blinding opponents to the humanity of their adversaries.

Although Trump points his finger at leadership, the implication is that we should fear and hate an enemy with no room for compromise; and eventually embrace war against an entire population. By dehumanizing and demonizing a leader, politicians give emotional foundation to aggression against a nation.

It doesnt matter which side you are on. The rhetoric has been the same around the world and throughout history; all war promoters have an identical chant. They rise to power with claims of devotion to peace; devolving with threats to scapegoats, and eventually embracing conflict.

Consider this extract from Hi...

21:27

[WATCH] Active-Duty Navy Military Police Officer Arrested For Sexual Assault of 14 Year Old Girl "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

SAN DIEGO An active-duty Navy Military police officer was arrested Thursday in connection with the sexual assault of a 14-year-old female. In the early morning hours of Sept. 17,

The post [WATCH] Active-Duty Navy Military Police Officer Arrested For Sexual Assault of 14 Year Old Girl appeared first on Filming Cops.

21:27

Rhonda Stevenson, President of Tau Zero Foundation, joins our Space Settlement Board. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Rhonda Stevenson, President of Tau Zero Foundation, joins our Space Settlement Board.

21:26

Newt: Frightened About the Future of Freedom, 1801 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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21:24

Re: Why send bugs embargoed to distros? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Marcus Meissner on Sep 23

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-9798/

We have released openSUSE Leap and SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP2/SP3 updates.

Where did you look and not find this?

SUSE has rated the issue as moderate severity (bordering on important),
as exploitability seems difficult and not targetable.

So we were not targeting a "same as CRD day release" as with other more
severe issues, but have now released updates in the next days after the...

21:20

Video: Robert Spencer on the freedom of speech in the age of absurdity "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This morning I spoke at the Young Americas Foundation September High School Conference. My frequent references to the Los Angeles Times stem from the presence of a Los Angeles Times reporter in the room as I spoke. Watch for the Times hit piece on YAF and me.

21:19

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Weighs Using Kinetic Weapon On North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Weighs Using Kinetic Weapon On North Korea | kinetic-weapon-north-korea-1024x561 | Military Military Weapons Science & Technology Special Interests

By: Aaron Kesel, Activist Post

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted at using a kinetic weapon on Tuesday while discussing tensions with North Korea when he made a Freudian slip.

Mattis was asked whether there was any military option the US can take with North Korea that would not put Seoul at grave risk, Mattis responded, Yes, there are, but I will not go into details.

Later during the press conference, another reporter questioned Mattis and caught him off-guard:

Just to clarify, you said that there were possible military options that would not create a grave risk to Seoul, a reporter asked. Are we talking kinetic options as well?

Yes, I dont want to go into that, Mattis responded.

Previously, Mattis stated that a war with North Korea would involve the massive shelling of an allys capital, (South Korea) which is one of the most densely packed cities on earth.

U.S. President Donald Trump in a speech to the United Nations on Tuesday threatened to totally destroy North Korea if Pyongyang didnt quit its nuclear testing and threats.

This also comes after the U.S. and South Korea wrapped up its annual military drill harassing of North Korea, reminding the dictatorship of its military presence at its southern border.

In 2015, the U.S. Air Force...

21:17

Colin Kaepernicks Mother Fires Back At Trump For Calling Him A Son Of A B*tch "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Friday, Donald Trump attacked NFL players such as Colin Kaepernick at a rally for Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange (R). The amateur president called on NFL owners to fire players for taking a knee rather than standing during the national anthem. Wouldnt you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, Trump said, adding, He is fired.

Colin Kaepernicks mother wasnt having any of it. Do not mess with her son.

Guess that makes me a proud bitch! Teresa Kaepernick tweeted.

While Puerto Rico remains devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the so-called president is busy attacking black athletes.

Stephen Curry, a Golden State Warriors guard and two-time NBA MVP, said that he wasnt interested in visiting the White House to celebrate the teams 2017 championship. He added that he would wait to see how the team feels as a group. Curry said his reasons for not wanting to visit the White House were that we basically dont stand for what our president has said, and the things he hasnt said at the right time, according to SF Gate.

By not going, hopefully, it will inspire some change for what we tolerate in this country and what we stand for, what is accepted and what we turn a blind eye toward.

So, Trump tweeted a response. Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!

...

21:15

SDL 2.0.6 Released With Vulkan Helpers, DRM/KMS Driver "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

SDL 2.0.6 was released on Friday as the latest feature update for this widely-used library that allows for more cross-platform portability of applications and games centered around input, audio, and video helpers...

21:15

In Gold We Trust. Gold In Front Of A Break Out? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In Gold We Trust. Gold In Front Of A Break Out? Video Dukascopy TV (EN) Gold in front of a break out? Ronald Stferle, Incrementum AG. Video Source

The post In Gold We Trust. Gold In Front Of A Break Out? (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

Canada: Man jailed for no more Muslims graffiti "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A judge has sentenced a man who scrawled anti-Muslim graffiti at bus stops in Durham Region to five months in jail. The man, Joseph Porto, scrawled no more Muslims; this can be interpreted in the worst possible manner, as genocidal and hence reprehensible; but it could also be interpreted as a statement regarding immigration restrictions. []

21:14

Box tree moth video "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This 23 September 2017 video shows an adult box tree moth and a caterpillar of that species.

This Asian moth is an introduced species in Europe.

Annette van Berkel in the Netherlands made this video.


21:12

8 Places Around the World Where Taking Photos Is Against the Law "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Vacations are a long-awaited time of travel and leisure that should only leave warm memories and bright impressions. However, in some countries, obscure rules and weird restrictions can get unwitting tourists in trouble with the law. Amsterdam, Netherlands The Red Light District in Amsterdam is famous for its brothels, picturesque canals, and coffee shops. In this part of the city, the local proprietors []

21:12

As Sanctions Hit Civilians, South Korea To Send Food & Medicine To North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

Mounting UN-imposed sanctions on North Korea are endangering local children and forcing cuts in both health and education. In a move no one expected, and which puts them squarely at odds with the US, South Korea on Thursday announced the provision of a new $8 million aid package for neighboring North Korea. The provision of humanitarian aid []

The post As Sanctions Hit Civilians, South Korea To Send Food & Medicine To North Korea appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.

21:11

Military-Industrial Complex reaps billions as NATO hypes fake 'Russian menace' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The military of the Russian Federation is organized in four districts - west, central, east and south. Each year one of the districts will stage a division size maneuver. 10,000 to 15,000 soldiers leave their quarters to move against imaginary adversaries. Their training is complemented by various military and civilian staffs exercises. The active part of the medium-size maneuver takes about a week and includes some live firing. This year, like in 2009 and 2013, the turn was on the western military district to run its quadrennial exercise. It included, as is usual in the western district, units from and within Russia's ally Belarus. The name of this regular training event is simply "West", Zapad in Russian. Zapad-2017 was publicly announced and foreign military observers were invited to watch it.

21:11

Clapper: His non-denial denials revisited "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The former intelligence chief never actually refuted Obama administration spying on Trump. It would be peculiar if, as he now claims, James Clapper did not know about the Obama administration's monitoring of Paul Manafort. At the time, which appears to have been the autumn of 2016, Clapper was Obama's national intelligence director. The (dubious) raison d'tre of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) - a post-9/11 layering of yet more bureaucracy atop bureaucratic sprawl - was to ensure efficient information flow through the "community" of U.S. intelligence agencies. That said, it is a gross exaggeration to contend, as some are doing, that new revelations about the surveillance of Manafort, the former chairman of the Trump campaign, show that Clapper lied in a March 2017 interview by NBC's Chuck Todd. Instead, what we now know proves what I warned at the time of the interview: It was a mistake to construe Clapper's answers to Todd as a blanket denial of Obama spying on the Trump campaign. Carefully parsed, Clapper's comments left open the possibility - which some of us regarded as a high probability - that Manafort and other Trump associates had been under Obama-administration surveillance.

21:10

Re: Why send bugs embargoed to distros? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Till Drges on Sep 23

Am 23.09.2017 um 13:44 schrieb Hanno Bck:

JFTR, there are:

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2017-9798

Regards -- Till

21:10

WATCH: Bill Maher Hilariously Explains Why Trump Ditched McConnell And Ryan For Chuck And Nancy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

Republicans have been furious with Donald Trump lately. He blindsided them by ditching House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-NY), now dubbed his new friends, Chuck and Nancy. However, Bill Maher, host of HBOs Real Time, seems to think that there is a very simple answer to this: Trump relates to Chuck and Nancy because he has the big city life in common with them. Using the childrens book The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse to illustrate his point, Maher says:

Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, theyre city mice, and thats who a consummate New Yorker like Donald Trump relates to.

Maher then goes on to say that, prior to running for the presidency as a Republican, Trump would never be caught dead hanging around with a traveling Bible salesman like Paul Ryan, or a corny, countrified goober like Mitch McConnell. For Christs sakes the man is from Kentucky. Jeff Sessions is from Alabama. When he talks, all Trump hears is a tiny little Earnest movie.

Maher then takes on Vice President Mike Pence, saying:

And Mike Pence? It must be torture for Trump to be in the White House every day with that homespun, Christian, tightly wound human hard on. He literally wont dine with an unchaperoned woman. Meanwhile, Trump has spent his entire life posing with a shit-eating grin that says look at all the pussy Im getting.

At the end of the monologue, Maher gives a brutal message to so-called Real Americans:

I hate to break it to you, but what Trump likes about Chuck and Nancy, is that theyre not you.

This is absolutely true. Before running for pre...

21:08

Chechnya: A lot of girls would probably rather die Lesbians live in terror "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Stories of the Islamic State throwing gay men off of rooftops headfirst and of Muslim hate preachers calling for the death of gays have been plentiful. Now comes another story of suffering, this time of the terror-filled double lives that lesbians are forced to live in mainly Muslim Chechnya, where homosexuality is publicly condemned. The []

21:08

14 Secrets Behind the Meanings of Famous Logos "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Have you ever thought about what inspired designers to create famous logos and what the story behind them is? Perhaps they were an accidental creation? Disney The logo of the most well-known animation studio in the world has always been a fairy-tale castle. In the beginning, the prototype was Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany. However,Cinderella Castle in Disneyland Paris took its place in 2006.  LEGO The []

21:06

Liberty Links 9/23/17 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Bernie Sanders to Democrats: This is What a Radical Foreign Policy Looks Like (Appropriately harsh words for the Saudis, The Intercept)

Electronic Frontier Foundation and ACLU Sue Over Warrantless Phone, Laptop Searches at US Border (This is crazy, read and share, Naked Capitalism)

What Are Your Rights if Border Agents Want to Search Your Phone? (More info related to the above, The New York Times)

With a Picked Lock and a Threatened Indictment, Muellers Inquiry Sets a Tone (Imagine if they employed this strategy with Wall Street criminals, The New York Times)

Tucker Carlson Interviews Rob Reiner on Russia Hysteria (Must watch, YouTube)

Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers (This is evil, The New York Times)

The Unknown Path to a Decentralized Future (Union Square Ventures)

Did The Washington Post Break a La...

21:06

Saudi women throng stadium first time for national day "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Undefined

Celebration comes at crucial time for Saudi Arabia, which is in struggle for regional influence with arch-rival Iran

21:05

Despite Brexit "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Alan at Biased BBC poses me an interesting question: Was Charles Moore correct to claim, during his spat over BBC Brexit bias with Jonathan Dimbleby (and the usual booing AQ audience) on Any Questions today, that the BBC uses the phrase 'despite Brexit' "whenever theres a business story on the BBC"? Or was Jonathan Dimbleby right to cast doubt on his assertion and demand proof?

Well, I have been half-keeping my eye on this ever since the referendum - and ever since people I like began claiming that the BBC was using the phrase 'despite Brexit' a lot - and I've found very few BBC News website cases where the BBC uses the specific form of words 'despite Brexit'. 

To the three headlines Alan quotes in his post (Obama: Special relationship remains despite Brexit; UK construction rises despite Brexit vote; and Siemens promises UK investment despite Brexit warning). I've only found one more: Ryanair raises passenger growth forecast despite Brexit

The fact is that there's been a heck of a lot of 'despite Brexit' reporting from the BBC but very little use of the actual phrase itself. 

As Alan notes though, that form of words isn't the only form of words used. He's spotted examples of that, and I've also heard many a turn of phrase that means or suggests 'despite Brexit' but never specifically uses the precise words 'despite Brexit', plus many a report that implies as much without ever using equivalent turns of phrases.
...

21:05

China detects 'natural' N. Korea earthquake - fears of nuclear test unfounded "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A magnitude 3.4 earthquake, at a depth of 0 kilometers, was recorded near the Kilju area of North Korea Saturday. Although initial reports suggested it may have been the result of a nuclear test, it seems likely the quake was naturally occurring. The quake occurred at approximately 08:30 GMT (16:29 local time) Saturday, CENC reported. Kilju is home to the Punggyeri nuclear site, where North Korea's sixth and largest nuclear test was conducted on September 3. There were conflicting reports as to the strength of the quake, with South Korea's weather agency reporting that it measured 3.0 on the Richter Scale, as cited by the country's Yonhap news agency.

21:04

Israeli warplanes strike ammunition facility near Damascus International Airport "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Israeli planes have reportedly fired two missiles which hit near Damascus, targeting an ammunition facility belonging to Lebanon's Hezbollah, according to a Lebanese TV station citing "informed" sources and various social media reports on pro-Syrian webpages. Israeli forces are reported to have carried out attacks from outside the Syrian border early on Friday, according to the Lebanese Al Mayadeen. It said the strike led to a fire, with no casualties or disruptions at Damascus International Airport reported.

21:03

This article is creating a firestorm in the US now "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Philip Giraldi

We dont need a war with Iran because Israel wants one and some rich and powerful American Jews are happy to deliver. Seriously, we dont need it.

Bill Kristol Neocon Jew is an outspoken supporter of the state of Israel.

I spoke recently at a conference on Americas war party where afterwards an elderly gentleman came up to me and asked,

Why doesnt anyone ever speak honestly about the six-hundred-pound gorilla in the room? Nobody has mentioned Israel in this conference and we all know its American Jews with all their money and power who are supporting every war in the Middle East for Netanyahu? Shouldnt we start calling them out and not letting them get away with it?

It was a question combined with a comment that I have heard many times before and my answer is always the same: any organization that aspires to be heard on foreign policy knows that to touch the live wire of Israel and American Jews guarantees a quick trip to obscurity.

Jewish groups and deep pocket individual donors not only control the politicians, they own and run the media and entertainment industries, meaning that no one will hear about or from the offending party ever again. They are particularly sensitive on the issue of so-called dual loyalty, particularly as the expression itself is a bit of a sham since it is pretty clear that some of them only have real loyalty to Israel.

Most recently, some pundits, including myself, have been warning of an impending war with Iran. To be sure, the urging to strike Iran comes from many quarters, to include generals in the Administration who always think first in terms of settling problems through force, from a Saudi government obsessed with fear o...

21:03

UK: Woman finds note with call to jihad on bus day before London Tube bombing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Dundee woman has told of her shock after finding a note on a bus pledging that the sword will be used to institute Sharia law a day before a terror attack in London. Jihadists obey the call to cast terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah (Quran 8:60). Yet this Dundee []

21:03

Bluffton Cops Accused by Fellow Officer of Getting Drunk While Being Paid Overtime "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A few weeks after Hurricane Matthew last fall, a Bluffton police officer anonymously accused a handful of fellow officers of getting drunk while hanging out the night before the storm,

The post Bluffton Cops Accused by Fellow Officer of Getting Drunk While Being Paid Overtime appeared first on Filming Cops.

21:02

A Vaccine Is Being Developed For Preventing Tooth Decay And It Sounds Amazing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Regular visits to the dentist are an important part of keeping your teeth healthy. But what if you could give your oral health a boost by receiving a vaccine on top of your regular dental care routine?

Researchers from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIOV) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences are working on such a vaccine, and their study has just been published in Scientific Reports.

Led by WIOV scientist Yan Huimin, the researchers tested a fusion of proteins to prevent the development of dental caries. Better known as dental cavities, caries is caused by the bacteria Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans).

21:01

Frida Sofia, Girl Thought To Be Trapped In Earthquake Rubble Of School in Mexico, Doesnt Exist "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If it bleeds, it leads. Via Washington Times: Hour after excruciating hour, Mexicans were transfixed by dramatic efforts to reach a young girl thought buried in the rubble of a school destroyed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. She reportedly wiggled her fingers, told rescuers her name and said there were others trapped near her. Rescue []

21:00

Sunday soapbox "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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

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Most people recover from deadly diseases better than I recover from daylight savings.


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21:00

National in best position to form a government "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The results are in and National has managed to remain well over 40%. To be fair to Bill English his campaign has been a blinder, helped by the low rat cunning of Steve Joyce. Credit where credit is due. The only problem he has now, is that the only party he can deal with is []

The post National in best position to form a government appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:00

APEC forum will benefit people throughout PNG: Lepani "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Artists impression of APEC Haus
Artists impression of APEC Haus off Port Moresby's Ela Beach

STAFF REPORTER | Business Advantage PNG | Edited extracts

PORT MORESBY - Papua New Guinea businesses should expect income streams from next month as momentum builds towards the APEC summit in November 2018, director-general of the APEC PNG coordination authority, Sir Charles Lepani, says.

He told a Business Advantage PNG investment summit in Sydney that hotels, small business suppliers and the informal sector throughout PNG will benefit from preparations for next years APEC leaders summit in Port Moresby.

Sir Charles said his authority needed to manage expectations, noting that the summit will not change PNG overnight. But he said it would establish a foundation for stronger growth, bringing in much-needed foreign exchange and raising PNGs profile.

Already, hotels have been paid for senior delegates accommodation.

We intend to go to tender or look for PNG women around the country who make bilums. Each province will make bilums, but not flags, as APEC does not use flags because they are political, Sir Charles said.

We hope to get about 15,000 bilums made by women for each delegate. Not plastic, which would be thrown away afterwards, but real bilums that they can take home with them as gifts.

Regional centres will benefit, he said, because delegates will make day trips to other parts of PNG, including Alotau and Goroka. Air Niugini will earn about K4050 million moving delegates.

The APEC Authority expects 15,000 delegates to attend the 2018 meetings with 9000 attending the summit itself.

...

20:59

Parents Who Pranked Their Kids On YouTube Sentenced To Five Years Probation For Child Neglect "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A psychologist found that Michael and Heather Martins children suffered mental injury because of the viral kid pranks videos made by their parents. The Maryland couple behind the viral YouTube prank channel DaddyOFive were sentenced to five years of probation on charges of child neglect on Monday. Michael and Heather Martin had been charged with []

20:59

Killing: The American Way "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

SEP 22, 2017

A napalm strike during the Vietnam War. (manhahi / CC BY 2.0)

One of the most hyped events of American television, The Vietnam War, has started on the PBS network. The directors are Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Acclaimed for his documentaries on the Civil War, the Great Depression and the history of jazz, Burns says of his Vietnam films, They will inspire our country to begin to talk and think about the Vietnam War in an entirely new way.

In a society often bereft of historical memory and in thrall to the propaganda of its exceptionalism, Burns entirely new Vietnam War is presented as epic, historic work. Its lavish advertising campaign promotes its biggest backer, Bank of America, which in 1971 was burned down by students in Santa Barbara, California, as a symbol of the hated war in Vietnam.

Burns says he is grateful to the entire Bank of America family, which has long supported our countrys veterans. Bank of America was a corporate prop to an invasion that killed perhaps as many as 4 million Vietnamese and ravaged and poisoned a once-bountiful land. More than 58,000 American soldiers were killed, and around the same number are estimated to have taken their own lives.

I watched the first episode in New York. It leaves you in no doubt of its intentions right from the start. The narrator says the war was begun in good faith by decent people out of fateful misunderstandings, American overconfidence and Cold War misunderstandings.

The dishonesty of this statement is not surprising. The cynical fabrication of false flags that led to the invasion of Vietnam is a matter of recordthe Gulf of Tonkin incident in 1964, which Burns promotes as true, was just one. The lies litter a multitude of official documents, notably the Pentagon Papers, which the great whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg released in 1971.

There was no good faith. The faith was rotten and cancerous. For meas it must be for many Americansit is difficult to watch the films jumble of red peril maps, unexplained interviewees, ineptly cut archive and maudlin American battlefield sequences.......

20:58

BOOM! Austin Police SLAM Violent Masked Antifa Terrorists to the Ground, Make Multiple Arrests (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hundreds of left-wing Antifa terrorists came out to protest a Dixie Freedom Rally in Austin, Texas, on Saturday.

The police werent putting up with the violence and slammed masked Antifa terrorists to the ground while making multiple arrests.




The Texas Confederate Militia decided to postpone their rally to a later date because they received violent threats from Antifa. Even though the rally was cancelled, Antifa protested anyway.

Antifa celebrated, claiming the white supremacists cancelled their rally due to the communitys response.

Why are Antifa protesters allowed to show up masked with weapons? If masks were banned and they were declared a domestic terrorist organization, the violence would virtually end.

The Antifa terrorists were screaming at the police officers calling them murderers and violent pigs. They were also calling the cops f*cking psychopaths! as they made arrests.

This is what we get after Obama demonized police officers for 8 years.

Watch these Austin State Troopers put Antifa in their place! Dont mess with Texas!

Video via Circa News: (language warning)

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20:57

Election governing possibilities "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

National have a 10% lead over Labour so have the stronger mandate to form a government, and last night Bill English acted and spoke like a winner, but their options are limited. English said they will work with NZ First to try to form a stable government over the next few days. The outcome of []

20:56

Massive backlash begins over bombshell decision to strip Uber of London business license "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

40,000 drivers out of work as 400,000 sign protest petition A massive backlash has started after Uber was today stripped of its licence to operate in London with hundreds of thousands of passengers signing a petition to keep the app running. Transport for London (TfL) sensationally announced the firm would be barred from working in the city from next month due to its failure to report crimes carried out by its drivers. The Silicon Valley firm - which boasts more than 5billion passengers in over 630 cities worldwide - fears the decision by regulators in London may now encourage authorities in other countries to launch their own crackdowns. Passengers are outraged by the bombshell announcement, which they say will leave them unable to afford late-night lifts home and will put thousands of drivers out of work. Ahead of a planned appeal, which will see the dispute dragged into court, at least 400,000 Londoners have signed a petition calling for the decision to be reversed. But critics of Uber insist it has failed to properly vet its drivers and is an example of the so-called 'gig economy' that gives workers no employment rights.

20:52

Bronx residents lead anti-gentrification march to oppose rezoning plans "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Ashoka Jegroo

Bronx residents concerned with plans to rezone Southern Boulevard marches in Hunts Point on Friday. (WNV/Ashoka Jegroo)

A coalition of grassroots groups marched in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the Bronx on Friday, alerting their neighbors to the gentrification plans of developers and local politicians. They were also sending a message to those local politicians, telling them not to not sell out the Bronx, while also calling for community control over land and housing.

The groups and residents involved in the march   which included Take Back The Bronx, Mothers on the Move, People Power Movement and The Point are particularly concerned with plans to rezone Southern Boulevard. Their march was intended as a rallying cry to get local residents to unite and fight against these plans.

Today we had exhibitions of resistance, said Shellyne Rodriguez of Take Back The Bronx. We made a coalition to organize this march to try to get ahead of the Southern Boulevard rezoning thats coming down the pipeline.

According to a report released in March from the Regional Plan Association, Bronxites are at the highest risk of being displaced in New York City with 71 percent of Bronx households in danger of displacement. Plans to rezone parts of the Bronx, which would allow wealthier developments to be built in poor and working-class areas, are supported by local politicians like City Councilmember Rafael Salamanca, Jr. and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., as well as Mayor Bill de Blasio. With the rezoning of Jerome Avenue in the west already in the works and politicians openly eyeing Southern Boulevard in the east for rezoning, the groups at the march wanted to begin organizing against the Southern Boulevard rezoning pl...

20:51

Day off "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nice day. Play among yourselves. pl

20:51

Mobile photo editor Snapseed gets a UI facelift and new perspective correction tool "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Snapseed is my favourite iOS editing tool. The new UI takes a bit of getting used to but being able to save Looks is worth it.

Read this on The Loop

20:50

The Censorious Vortex of the "Flash News" Barons "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The domination of "breaking news"-increasingly defined by episodes of violence, natural disasters and celebrity/political outrages and lurid scandals-is rampant. Sunday morning TV "news" display the same subject, the same invited guests that were in that week's newscasts. It has become almost impossible to introduce subject matter, especially fresh and reports, outside of this tightening circle of opinion oligopolists.

20:50

Science Reveals Why We Dont Like Some People "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By and large, wed prefer that people like us. We are who we are, of course, but we can change specific behaviors. So if theres something we do that drives others away, wed at least like to know what it is. Researchers have put a lot of work into finding out if there are behaviors []

20:46

Revisiting the question of proving gods existence "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Edward Feser has responded to my critique of the press release about his new book that I used as the basis for pouring cold water on the idea of trying to prove the existence of gods by arguments alone. Not surprisingly, he does not like what I said and says that if I had only read his book, I would see that my criticisms were either invalid or had been addressed by him. Probably as a result of Fesers post, a couple of new commenters have come here to defend Feser (see comments #23 and later) and some of them have also taken me to task for not having read his book.

I want to particularly thank Ye Olde Statistician @#25 and George @#26 for their responses to my post where they take issue with what I say. I am responding in a new post here because old posts tend to not be read after a few days, and also because my response is a bit lengthy.

It is true that I have not read the book and, to be quite frank, I have no plans to do so. If he and his supporters feel that that disqualifies me from commenting on the claims contained in his press release, so be it. Some time ago, I came to the conclusion that I was not going to learn anything new or useful from religious apologetics. If someone actually does come up with a killer proof that really does establish with certainty the existence of their god (as Feser claims to do in his press release), that will surely be big news (certainly bigger than a cure for cancer or the arrival of a new iPhone) and I am sure that it will be all over the internet, make the newspapers, and will receive massive coverage on TV, the way that major scientific discoveries do. Then I will read it.

But for the moment, lets back up a bit to refresh what this is all about. The title of Fesers book is FIVE PROOFS OF THE EXISTENCE OF GOD and the accompanying press release says that the existence of God can be established with certainty by way of purely rational arguments. (Boldface emphasis mine)

These are very strong claims and are what I took issue with.

I agree with commenter George that An argument consists of a conclusion attempted to be justified with premises through an inferential process but I am afraid that I cannot agree with him that such an argument can count as evidence because that way lies circularit...

20:45

Nuclear Strike Imminent? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nuclear Strike Imminent? by Jason Simpkins  Outsider Club apan thinks so. Its moving missile batteries into a flight path with North Korea a move that suggests Japanese forces are planning to shoot down Kim Jong-uns next missile. Chinas army is...

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20:44

Trumps Making It Harder To Sign Up For Obamacare On Purpose, Even If The GOP Doesnt Pass Anything "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Trump administration has announced even more impediments to signing up for health insurance through Healthcare.Gov, the website set up during the creation of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. Donald Trump has been steadfast in his insistence that Obamacare is failing, despite a wealth of evidence that it is not. So to make it appear as though the ACA is on its last legs, Trump has devised multiple ways to ensure that enrollment is as hard as humanly possible.

The latest scheme was first reported by Kaiser Health News Phil Galewitz:

Thats right: The Department of Health and Human Services, run by Tom Price, the man currently under intense scrutiny for his unethical use of taxpayer money to charter private jets for personal travel, has announced downtimes for the government website, and they are insane. All websites oc...

20:40

Election key electorate results "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In general the party vote is all important, but some electorate results can be critical. Total provisional numbers of seats: National 58 (60 in 2014) Labour 45 (32 in 2014) NZ First 9 (11 in 2014) Greens 7 (14 in 2014) ACT Party 1 (1 in 2014) Maori Party 0 (2 in 2014) United Future []

20:39

Trumps nuclear war threat "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This 20 September 2017 video is about United States President Donald Trumps threat of nuclear war about Korea.

It features part of speeches by Trump and by Adolf Hitlers propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.

In the wake of President Trumps bellicose and menacing speech at the United Nations this week, the war of words between the US and North Korea has intensified, heightening the danger of catastrophic military conflict: here.


20:32

What Is The Longest Straight Line On Earth You Can Walk "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

What is the longest straight line on Earth you can walk without getting your feet wet in a lake, sea or ocean? Someone has finally produced an answer to that question and heres the map that shows you how to go. Start in Shitangzhen, a Chinese coastal city just south of Shanghai. March inland, []

20:31

3D Printing At Maker Faire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The current trend of cheap, desktop, consumer 3D printers arguably began at the World Maker Faire in New York several years ago. What began with just a single printer exploded into a mindless proliferation of extrusion boxes, and by 2012, every single booth had to have a 3D printer on display no matter how applicable a CNC machine was to what they were actually selling.

Now were in the doldrums of the hype cycle and 3D printers just arent cool anymore. This year at the World Maker Faire, 3D printers were relegated to a tiny corner of the faire, right next to the portajohns. Its the smallest showing of 3D printing Ive ever seen at the New York Maker Faire.

Of course, this doesnt mean the state of 3D printing isnt constantly improving. 3D printers have never been cheaper, more capable, or more popular. This is how technology works, really: it doesnt get good until it gets boring. Still, there were some impressive displays of the current state of 3D printing at the World Maker Faire this weekend. You can check that out below.

Prusas I3 Mk. 3

One of the perennial favorite 3D printers is the Prusa I3, In the last year, Prusa has been knocking everything out of the park with actual innovation like a slicer for beginners, a dead-simple implementation of variable layer thickness printing, and of course multi-material extrusion.

Now the I3 is getting an upgrade, announced today at the World Maker Faire. The I3 MK 3 is an incremental upgrade, but still has some awesome, very desirable features. The stepper drivers have been upgraded to Trinamic drivers, and the fan is now a PC Master Race-approved Noctua unit. The print bed has been upgraded to a removable, magnetic piece of spring steel coated with PEI, and theres now a touch sensor to turn the printer on. Also on the upgrade list is a Bondtech drive gear, an optical filament encoder, and the ability to recover prints after a power failure and to recover shifted layers.

There are a few pics of the prints coming off the multi-extrusion Prusa below. These are really some of the finest prints Ive ever seen coming off a 3D printer. Of course, most of this is due to the incredible operator skill demonstrated by the Prusa team, but these results show the Prusa is capable of just about anything.

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Neanderthal Brains Developed More Slowly than Humans "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A new study of a Neanderthal child's skeleton has suggested that Neanderthal brains developed more slowly than previous studies had indicated:

A new study shows that Neanderthal brains developed more slowly than ours. An analysis of a Neanderthal child's skeleton suggests that its brain was still developing at a time when the brains of modern human children are fully formed. This is further evidence that this now extinct human was not more brutish and primitive than our species. The research has been published in the journal Science.

Until now it had been thought that we were the only species whose brains develop slowly. Unlike other apes and more primitive humans modern humans have an extended period of childhood lasting several years. This is because it takes time and energy to develop our large brain. Previous studies of Neanderthal remains indicated that they developed more quickly than modern humans - suggesting that their brains might be less sophisticated.

But a team led by Prof Antonio Rosas of the Museum of Natural Sciences in Madrid found that if anything, Neanderthal brains may develop more slowly than ours. "It was a surprise," he told BBC News. "When we started the study we were expecting something similar to the previous studies," he told BBC News.

Also at Science Magazine, NYT, and Discover Magazine.

The growth pattern of Neandertals, reconstructed from a juvenile skeleton from El Sidrn (Spain) (open, DOI: 10.1126/science.aan6463) (DX)


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20:30

Early voting a big success "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I was one of those who voted early, at the local supermarket, 1,240,739 other people agreed with me that voting early was a good idea. The number of people who cast an early vote this election hit a record high, with 1,240,740 New Zealanders having their say before election day. The number easily surpassed the []

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20:30

Suicide: Seahawks Michael Bennett, others ask NFL to support social activism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If the NFL goes full SJW for BLM, kiss the league goodbye. From MyNorthwest.com: Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is one of four NFL players that have sent a letter to the NFL requesting support from the league, general managers Continue reading

20:30

Did McCain Just Kill Obamacare Repeal, Again? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Lets see if we can count to three, because thats how many Republican senators it will take to kill the Graham-Cassidy plan to destroy the Affordable Care Act and deny thirty million Americans their access to health care. All these articles were published within the last few hours:

One (Game):

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced on Friday that he will vote against the latest GOP effort to repeal ObamaCare, potentially dooming the legislation.

I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried, he said in a statement, referring to the legislation spearheaded by GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C) and Bill Cassidy (La.).

Two (Set):

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said on Friday she has serious concerns about the latest GOP bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare as Republicans prepare to vote on the legislation next week.

Im leaning against the bill, Collins told the Portland Press-Herald. Im just trying to do what I believe is the right thing for the people of Maine.

The premiums would be so high they would be unaffordable, she said, referring to the cost for individuals with pre-existing health conditions.

Three (Match):

Rand Paul, a definitive no on Senate Republicans last-ditch effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, wont be bribed or bullied into supporting the bill, the Kentucky Republican said Friday.

Calling a bill that KEEPS most of Obamacare repeal doesnt make it true. Thats what the swamp does, Paul tweeted. I wont be bribed or bullied.

Pauls tweets came after President Donald Trump singled him out in seeking to pressure GOP lawmakers via Twitter on Friday morning to back the bill.

I guess we dont need to worry about whether or not Lisa Murkowski of Alaska can be successfully bribed. Although, I wonder how sh...

What Now for Puerto Rico? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I continue to see apocalyptic estimates that it will take about four months for electric power to be restored on the island of Puerto Rico. There must be some way that we can improve on that number. We definitely should marshal every expert and every resource we have to do better than that. In the meantime, however, it will inevitably cause at least a short-term exodus of people to the mainland. Anyone with the resources or family connections to move is going to move. Would you stay somewhere without power for months if you had any alternative? What happens to the economy in a situation like that? How do you make a living and pay the rent or the mortgage?

Our first concern should be humanitarian. Generators and the fuel to power them should be near the top of the list. Health care facilities will need them, but also businesses that might thereby manage to operate, stay afloat, and keep people employed. Vulnerable people who need electricity to power life-saving medical equipment may have to be evacuated, and theyll need some kind of housing. This is an unimaginable catastrophe.

Inevitably, many of the people who come to the mainland over the next few months will not make it back anytime soon, if ever. The second they arrive somewhere in the fifty states, theyll be eligible to vote. In some places, particularly Florida, their numbers may be large enough to change political outcomes. If they align overwhelmingly with one political party, this will be much more likely. For this reason, both parties have an interest in avoiding a situation where they are blamed for an inadequate response. If the Republicans discover that theyre not getting much support from the refugees, theyll be all the more incentivized to repair Puerto Rico quickly so that a reverse migration takes place.

These dynamics could be helpful in terms of Puerto Rico getting the attention and resources that it needs. Theres still a longer-term risk though that the imposition of harsh conditions for repayment of loans and other efforts to Detroitify the island will cause a political backlash. This process was already in motion before the hurricanes hit, but it will probably go into overdrive now.

Its also not clear to me that law and order can stand up for months when there is no power and people cant get their basic needs met. What this might do to the existing political order in Puerto Rico and how it might erode sympathy on the mainland are hard to predict. I cant even predict whether this will add or subtract from the sentiment for full s...

Yes, Roy Moore Hates the Gays "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I am a little perplexed that people are focusing so much today on the fact that Roy Moore, an Alabama candidate for U.S. Senate, said back in 2015 that homosexuality ought to be illegal. I thought that this was a core belief of Moores that pretty much everyone who knew even a tiny bit about him already understood. I mean, isnt the following the most basic biographical information about Moore?

Moore was elected to the position of Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2001, but removed from his position in November 2003 by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary for refusing to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments commissioned by him from the Alabama Judicial Building, despite orders to do so by a federal court

Moore was again elected Chief Justice in 2013, but was suspended in May 2016, for directing probate judges to continue to enforce the states ban on same-sex marriage despite the fact that it had been overturned. Following an unsuccessful appeal, Moore resigned in April 2017, and announced that he would be running for the United States Senate seat which was vacated by Jeff Sessions, upon his confirmation as Attorney General of the United States.

Hes a fundamentalist who thinks the Old Testament is binding law. Thats who he is and thats why hes been twice removed as the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court for failing to uphold the Constitution. If you didnt know that he considered homosexuality to be prohibited by biblical law and that he considers biblical law to be preeminent over civil law, Im not sure you knew anything about this guy at all.

Thats not to say that people shouldnt highlight these facts, especially with the special election less than a week away, but its hardly breaking news.

Heres something that people probably dont know but should:

Moore was also a notable opponent of a proposed amendment to the Alabama constitution in 2004. Known as Amendment 2, the proposed legislation would have removed wording from the state constitution that referred to poll taxes and required separate schools for white and colored children, a practice already outlawed due to civil rights-era legislation during the Civil Rights Movement. Moore and other opponents of the measure argued that the amendments wording would have allowed federal judges to force the state to fund public school improvements with increased taxes. Voters in Alabama narrowly defeated the proposed amendment, with a margin of 1,850 votes out of 1.38 million...

20:28

Statement by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, New York, September 21, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

http://www.mid.ru/en/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/2870898   Distinguished Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen, Last December, the UN General Assembly adopted the resolution on Promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, which clearly stipulated the inadmissibility

20:27

Chuck Hagel, James Fanell, and the new strategy to target China via Australia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The dismissal of an unwilling Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense in 2014 was, I think, a watershed in the fortunes of the China hawks, both in the Pentagon and at Pacific Command. Perhaps because it is bad form to explore the possibility that Hagel was purged for insufficient enthusiasm for a pro-active China confrontation agenda, nobody went there. But I did. Natch. In 2015, I buried my analysis in a tediously long piece that was meant to give an overview of the evolution of US China policy, and provide a corrective to the "Chinese aggression" meme that China hawks like to lean on. The narrative of escalating Chinese aggression is central to the China hawks' thesis that we need an escalating response. Rather interestingly, today a lot of this narrative is coming out of Australia. Google "Chinese influence Australia" and you'll get an idea of the barrage of local and global coverage keying on the skillfully shaped message that Chinese influence--though it is not illegal--must be feared. I've recently come to the conclusion that spate of panic stricken reports emerging from Australia concerning the China menace in economics, politics, and academics are a belated and improvised substitute for what was supposed to be the real deal: a pivot from Obama namby-pambyism to steely Clinton resolve to confront China in 2016.

20:25

Correcting Gregory Bateson "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Forty-five years ago the late Gregory Bateson [1904 1980] wrote these ominous words:

If you put God outside and set him vis--vis his creation and if you have the idea that you are created in his image, you will logically and naturally see yourself as outside and against the things around you.  And as you arrogate all mind to yourself, you will see the world around you as mindless and therefore not entitled to moral or ethical consideration.  The environment will seem to be yours to exploit.  Your survival unit will be you and your folks or conspecifics against the environment of other social units, other races and the brutes and vegetables.

If this is your estimate of your relation to nature and you have an advanced technology, your likelihood of survival will be that of a snowball in hell.  You will die either of the toxic by-products of your own hate, or, simply, of overpopulation and overgrazing.  The raw materials of the world are finite.1

Although Bateson was prescient in asserting that the likelihood of survival of our species is that of a snowball in hell, his statement needs to be corrected/updated in several ways:

  1. When some humans began conceiving deity as transcendenti.e., as existing apart from Earth System(rather than immanent), this advance was not the beginning of our problems as humans.
  2. Although conceiving deity as transcendent did play a role in the downward path that our species has been on since the Neolithic, many other factors have come into play since that time.
  3. Batesons overpopulation and overgrazing causes are in need of updating.

Let me next, then, address each of these three points.

Our Apartness

During the Neolithic agriculture began to replace foraging as the source of sustenance; the groups affected began to grow in population size, and the erosion of bonds that had connected one member of the group with other members fostered the development of societal changesmost notably the development of social classes, and the beginning of exploitation.......

20:22

Deep State Admits Theyve Finally Gotten A Grip On Trump Liken Him To George W. Bush "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

The neocon of neocons went on MSNBC this week to announce that the deep state has a grip on Trump and he now looks like George W. Bush. (TFTP) It is official. The deep state has admitted that Trump is now under their control and it is now business as usual just like it []

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20:20

Maps: Military Situation In Deir Ezzor Countryside Following Syrian Army Advance On Maadan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Maps: Military Situation In Deir Ezzor Countryside Following Syrian Army Advance On Maadan

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These map provides a general look in at the military situation in the countryside of Deir Ezzor city following the liberation of Maadan town and the nearby areas by Syrian government forces.

Earlier today, government forces, led by the Syrian Army Tiger Forces, liberated the town of Maadan and reached its counterparts deployed in the southern Raqqah countryside.

They also entered in the rest of the area southwest of Maadan from ISIS, according to pro-government sources. The area is repotedly empty and government forces are now working on removing IEDs there.

At the same time, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are pushing towards Jafra oil and gas fields east of Deir Ezzor city, on the eastern bank of the Euphrates.

Maps: Military Situation In Deir Ezzor Countryside Following Syrian Army Advance On Maadan

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20:20

Apple only allows streaming, not downloading, of upgraded 4K movies "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While this makes sense, its one of those things that might put people off the new Apple TV.

Read this on The Loop

20:19

Liberal Hollywood Darling, Hero McCain, Kills Obamacare Repeal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Turncoat Senator John McCain (R-AZ), who only in 2016 ran a campaign as an ardent foe of Obamacare, dealt a major blow to the GOP by promising to oppose the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill due [...]

20:18

Earthquake In North Korea Strokes Fears Of New Nuclear Test "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A mysterious magnitude 3.4 earthquake was detected in North Korea on Saturday, raising fears it may have been caused by a nuclear explosion. Chinese officials say the quake, which was detected near North Koreas nuclear [...]

20:15

The UN and the Monster in the Room "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The UN and the Monster in the Room by Peter Koenig The Saker There are no words, other than Monster, not even human monster, that can describe Trumps appearance before the UN General Assembly last Tuesday, 19 September. Its...

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20:14

Bali issues travel warning as Mount Agung volcano threatens to erupt "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Holiday plans are in limbo for thousands of Australians after the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade issued a new travel warning for Bali because of fears of a volcano eruption on the popular tourist island. Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level for the Mount Agung volcano to the highest classification, meaning an eruption could be imminent. On Saturday, the Indonesian Department of Meteorology, Climate and Geophysics said there had been five small eruptions detected coming from the mountain, and an ash column as high as 1000 metres had been observed. There had been a "tremendous increase" in volcano activity. They said locals and tourists should be 12 kilometres away from the crater in some areas.

20:13

Obama is Funding the Anti-Trump Resistance Through Massive Mortgage Money Shakedown "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Obama is funding the anti-Trump resistance.

Never have we seen an ex-President undermine the next administration like this. There was never a peaceful transfer of power to the Trump administration. From the Russian collusion hoax to the landmines Obama set up, the Deep State is clawing to hang on to every ounce of power.

Paul Sperry of the New York Post breaks it down:

The Obama administrations massive shakedown of Big Banks over the mortgage crisis included unprecedented back-door funding for dozens of Democratic activist groups who were not even victims of the crisis.

At least three liberal nonprofit organizations the Justice Department approved to receive funds from multibillion-dollar mortgage settlements were instrumental in killing the ObamaCare repeal bill and are now lobbying against GOP tax reform, as well as efforts to rein in illegal immigration.

An estimated $640 million has been diverted into what critics say is an improper, if not unconstitutional, slush fund fed from government settlements with JPMorgan Chase and Co., Citigroup Inc. and Bank of America Corp., according to congressional sources.

Cause of Action Institute vice president Julie Smith told The Post that these radical left-wing groups committed to revolutionary social change sent proposals to and even met with high level HUD and DOJ officials in order to get their piece of the settlement pie.

Now these groups, being well-funded, are actively working against Trumps America first policies.

One of the groups that received $1.5 million from Obamas slush fund, La Raza, a radical brown power group lobbying for illegal immigration and open borders actively fought against the repeal of Obamacare. Why? Because 8 million hispanics would lose their healthcare coverage if ACA was repealed.

In July, La Raza held a huge rally in Arizona to protest the ACA repeal efforts, influencing John McCains decision to stop Trumps healthcare proposals which would ultimately repeal Obamacare.

National Urban League received $1.2 million from Obamas slush fund according to The Post. They are an African-America group lobbying to keep ACA because they claim 5 million African-Americans would lose their health...

20:12

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Oaxaca, Mexico at 12:53 UTC on September 23, 2017 at a depth of 9 km (5.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 6.9 km (4.3...... Read more

Puerto Rico's Guajataca Dam fails, creating life-threatening situation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Authorities in Puerto Rico issued a Flash Flood Warning for Isabela and Quebradillas municipalities on Friday, September 22, 2017, after Guajataca Dam operators reported that a failure at the dam is imminent. At 01:30 AST (05:00 UTC) on September 23, dam operators...... Read more

Alert level for Aoba (Ambae) volcano raised to second highest, Vanuatu "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Alert Level for Aoba volcano, also known as Ambae, was raised to the second highest (4 of 5) on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The activity at the volcano gradually intensified over the past couple of weeks and continues to intensify. The activity forced...... Read more

Was machen wir eigentlich, wenn die AfD gewinnt? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Was machen wir eigentlich, wenn die AfD gewinnt?

Kurze Durchsage der Russen zum Nordkoreakonflikt:Russia: ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Kurze Durchsage der Russen zum Nordkoreakonflikt:

Russia: Trump and Kim are like 'children in a kindergarten'

Moscow's Sergei Lavrov said a pause was needed, "to calm down the hotheads".

"Yes, it's unacceptable to silently watch North Korea's nuclear military adventures but it is also unacceptable to unleash war on the Korean Peninsula," he said.

Whrenddessen hat China brigens ihren lexport nach Nordkorea gedrosselt, entsprechend der Uno-Sanktionen.

20:11

South Korean Preppers: Government Instructs Citizens How to Get Ready for War "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

South Korean Preppers: Government Instructs Citizens How to Get Ready for War | South-Korean-Government-Instructs-Citizens-How-to-Get-Ready-for-War | Government Preparedness\Survival Special Interests World News

The government of South Korea is making every effort to turn its citizens into a country of survivalists. With the ever-increasing threats from the North, South Korean preppers are becoming mainstream, instead of a quirky fringe element.

Kim Jong Un fired yet another ballistic missile over Japan, spitting in the face of international pressure. It seems difficult to imagine that hes going to just eat a Snickers and chill out. So wisely, his closest neighbors are preparing for the worst.

The South Korean President isnt taking this lying down. In case North Korea undertakes provocations against us or our ally, we have the power to destroy (the North) beyond recovery. (source)This threat most likely will not please the Dear Leader of North Korea, so its probably safe to predict even greater hostilities on the horizon.

South Koreans have been warned to get ready.

The South Korean Ministry of Public Administration and Security has issued guidelines for a variety of attacks to their citizens due to the ever-increasing risk of an attack by North Korea. Here are some brief quotes from the Ministry. Go here to read the whole thing.

1. The basics

Despite living under constant threat of war, South Koreans rarely possess emergency supply kits at home or...

20:08

Supernatural possession: Demons on trial "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Devil made me do it. This has long been the plea of those who have been caught doing something wicked that is uncharacteristic of their usual behavior. Most of the time, we take it only as a figure of speech to brush off an aberrant deviation from the norm. However, sometimes the meaning can become all too literal. In 1981, a brutal murder occurred in a tranquil town on the East Coast of the United States; a vicious crime that the perpetrator claimed was not carried out by his own hand, but rather that of demons that had taken him over. It was a defense that would carry over into an actual court of law to become the nation's first case of a court defense seeking to blame a crime on demonic possession, and would trigger a media blitz of this spectacular tale of menacing supernatural evil on trial. The whole strange tale begins in the quite, affluent, and peaceful neighborhood of Brookfield, Connecticut, where an unassuming family, the Glatzels, had arrived in order to clean and put in order a rental property they had recently acquired in this scenic town of 13,000. Shortly after they arrived, a series of bizarre events began to unfurl that would mark the beginning of the madness that was about to spiral out of control. One day, about a month after they had arrived, Mrs. Judy Glatzel reported that her youngest son, 11 year-old David, had suddenly and inexplicably fallen down rather forcefully onto the bed as if he had been shoved. When questioned about the occurrence later, David told his mother that he had in fact been pushed by what he described as an old man with "burnt-looking skin," who had pointed a finger at him and growled the word "Beware" before throwing him onto the bed. For more of this article, go here.

20:06

Street Art by Alice Pasquini "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Street Art meets nature by Alice Pasquini in LA


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20:06

Traveler warning: Meth-laced soda in Mexico "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Health professionals in Arizona are warning those traveling to Mexico to be aware of possible contaminated 7Up beverages in the Mexicali area. The contaminated soft drinks caused seven people to become ill and has killed one person, according to the Attorney General of Justice of the State of Baja California. Mexicali is located about 240 miles from Phoenix and 124 miles from San Diego, just south of the California border and Interstate 8. According to a Banner Health news release, medical toxicologists and physicians are on alert after reports surfaced that methamphetamine was found in 7Up drinks originating in Mexicali. Baja California's Health Department officials said health authorities have removed the products from shelves. Chris Barnes, spokesman for Dr Pepper Snapple Group, reassured that no 7Up products in the United States have been contaminated. The company distributes 7Up in the United States. "None of the 7Up products sold in the U.S. are affected by the issue being reported in Mexico," said Barnes. "Dr Pepper Snapple owns and licenses the 7Up brand only in the U.S. and its territories. We do not market, sell or distribute the brand internationally."

20:03

The KIN Mid-Week Quiz 89 Answers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If you would still like to do the latest challenge, scroll down to September 20.   Remember that no correspondence, computers or cell phones may be entered into!   Answers below.   What momentous event happened in New Zealand on 19 September 1893? (Women gained the right to vote)   Beautys Reward, Key of Pleasure []

20:02

Federal government tells 21 states they were targeted by hackers before 2016 election - doesn't give any details "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year's presidential election. The notification came roughly a year after U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials first said states were targeted by hacking efforts possibly connected to Russia. The states that told The Associated Press they had been targeted included some key political battlegrounds, such as Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. The AP contacted every state election office to determine which ones had been informed that their election systems had been targeted. The others confirming were Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas and Washington. Being targeted does not mean that sensitive voter data was manipulated or results were changed. A hacker targeting a system without getting inside is similar to a burglar circling a house checking for unlocked doors and windows.

20:01

Tom Fitton claims Mueller is setting up his own 'justice department' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mueller's team of lawyers is so big and powerful now, that Fitton described it as the Special Counsel's 'own Justice Department'. This is all thanks to AG Jeff Sessions recusing himself. In response to a Daily Beast article titled Bob Mueller Brings on 'Tough' Guy Stephen Kelly to Handle Capitol Hill, Fitton said, "Bob Mueller setting up his own Justice Department. Shut it down." The Daily Beast article says Mueller has now brought on a liaison to Capitol Hill: Having hired a host of seasoned federal prosecutors for his probe of the president's associates, Bob Mueller has now brought on a liaison to Capitol Hill. Stephen Kelly, formerly the longtime congressional affairs chief for the FBI, has joined the probe, according to several sources familiar with his new role. "Stephen Kelly is exactly who I would hire if I wanted to share as little information with Congress as possible," said a Hill staffer who has interacted with Kelly in his new role as Mueller's congressional liaison. Robert Mueller also just hired his SEVENTEENTH liberal hack lawyer to investigate Trump. The latest hack is an Obama/Hillary donor. Fitton is right. Mueller has essentially set up his own Justice Department; he's the one doing all the investigating while Trump's Justice Department sits idly by doing absolutely NOTHING.

20:00

Whaleoil General Debate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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

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20:00

Jimmy Kimmel Got Help From Chuck Schumer In His Fight Against Obamacare Repeal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Kimmel appeals to the low information voter. Via The Daily Beast: Over the past week, opposition to the latest Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare has been driven by a late-night talk show host who had expressed little interest in health care policy prior to this year. Jimmy Kimmels nightly monologues decrying Sen. Lindsey []

20:00

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White says US flew nuclear-capable B-1B bombers just off coast of North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The US has flown nuclear-capable B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by F-15 fighters off North Korea's coast venturing the "farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone," separating the two Koreas, in the 21st century, the Pentagon's spokesperson said. "This is the farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) any U.S. fighter or bomber aircraft have flown off North Korea's coast in the 21st century, underscoring the seriousness with which we take (North Korea's) reckless behavior," said Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White. The DMZ is a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula near the 38th Parallel, separating North Korea from South Korea. It was created in 1953, following the armistice which ended the Korean War. "This mission is a demonstration of US resolve and a clear message that the President has many military options to defeat any threat. North Korea's weapons program is a grave threat to the Asia-Pacific region and the entire international community. We are prepared to use the full range of military capabilities to defend the US homeland and our allies," the spokeswoman added.

20:00

Foreign exchange restrictions in PNG: costs & remedies "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US-DollarsROHAN FOX, STEPHEN HOWES, NELSON ATIP NEMA & MARCEL SCHRODER | DevPolicy Blog

CANBERRA - Three years after their introduction in mid-2014, Papua New Guineas foreign exchange restrictions continue to be in place. Unofficial ballpark estimates of excess demand range between US$300 million to 1 billion.

In a 2017 Business Advantage survey of CEOs, 60% nominated access to foreign exchange as the major obstacle more than double any other challenge.

Interviews with businesses reveal that they have to spend significantly more time on finding foreign exchange and managing the credit situation with their overseas suppliers. This increases their administrative costs, which are likely passed on to the consumers.

In addition, firms are piling up dollarised debt when there is depreciating pressure on the kina.

The excess demand for foreign currency has led to a substantial delay in the processing time of foreign exchange orders, which is now reported to be between six and 16 weeks.

The processing duration is a function of fluctuating foreign exchange availability and the priority of an order, which the Bank of PNG (BPNG) sets at its own discretion.

The general pattern is that imports of basic food (especially rice) and fuel are favoured over other consumer goods, or raw materials for construction. Dividends and repatriation are near the bottom of BPNGs priority list and the majority of such orders do not get processed at all.

To grasp the severity of the situation, and the extent of import-compression, consider the share of imports to GDP.

From 1980, the value of imports tends to hover around 50% of GDP, but over the past two years imports have collapsed to 15% of GDP, with the start of the sharp fall coinciding with the imposition of the FX-restrictions in 2014.

This decline in imports is far greater than the one experienced in 1994 when PNG underwent a currency crisis.

The argument could be made that the decrease in imports could be overstated due to the LNG project, which provided a substantial boost to GDP, with no commensurate increase in the demand for imports.

However, imports as a share of non-resource GDP (that is, GDP excluding the mining and oil/gas sectors) have also collapsed to 23%.

The foreign exchange restrictions are a strong indication that PNGs r...

19:58

Street art by Dan Kitchener "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Street art by Dan Kitchener, The Dream, in Belfast / Northern Ireland.


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19:57

Election provisional results "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The 2017 election night provisional results (which excludes hundreds of thousands of special votes): PROJECTED Party Votes % of Votes Electorate Seats List Seats Total seats National Party 998,813 46.0 41 17 58 Labour Party 776,556 35.8 29 16 45 New Zealand First Party 162,988 7.5 9 9 Green Party 126,995 5.9 7 []

19:56

Will French ortolan bunting eating stop at last? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is an ortolan bunting video from France.

From BirdLife:

22 Sep 2017

In France, the Ortolan Bunting may soon be finally off the menu

The French Ministry of Ecology, Nicolas Hulot has committed to ending the large-scale trapping of Ortolan Bunting, which takes place to meet demand for a cruel dish where the songbird is blinded, plumpened and drowned in brandy. Its a practice that has driven population declines of up to 84% in Europe since 1980.

By Alex Dale

Ortolan is a dish savoured with an almost ritualistic relish. Custom dictates that the diner eats the bird while wearing a napkin over their head; this, it is said, is to ensure the rich aromas do not escape while the gourmand chews the bird, bones and all, a process that lasts for several minutes. Pragmatically, the ritual may also have arisen because eating it is a messy business indeed. Or, others might say, out of shame. Because the process of delivering the Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana from perch to palate is a gruesome affair indeed.

The cruelty begins in the field, where around 30,000 Ortolan Buntings are captured every year during the autumn migration, as their flightpath from eastern Europe to west Africa takes them across France and in particular Landes, a poaching hotspot in the south-west of France. Here, songbirds are trapped in huge numbers, either in nets, or, in Provence, by getting snared by glue smeared on the branches of their favoured trees. BirdLife estimates around 500,000 protected passerines are illegally caught every year in France. Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs and Brambling Fringilla montifringilla are also targets for poachers, and many other species, such as European Goldfinch...

19:55

Planet of Introverts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Notes on Ursula Le Guin's "Solitude," introversion, politics, and class.

19:53

Intellectual fallout from the likely failure of Graham-Cassidy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

1. The Democrats were debating single payer while this bill, which they dread, nearly passed (and still has some chance of passing).  This was not a random mistake, rather it reflects a more general tendency of the Democratic Party to focus on the wrong kind of expressive values, in a manner which does not seem remediable.  We need to re-model what they are, and build this kind of un-educability into the new model.

2. One lesson of Graham-Cassidy failure is that American health care, at the state level, is a race to the bottom not to the top.  Recall that the Canadian health care system also leaves key decisions to the provinces + block grants, but American Progressives love the results.  Most observers know the American states would not copy the Canadian provinces in their policies, and it is not only because fiscal equalization is weaker to the south.  The reality is that spending much more on health care would not make most American states much more desirable places for most people to live in.  If it did, Graham-Cassidy would be a better idea than in fact it is and a race to the top would ensue.  Better health care would brighten up states all around, attract more population, and increase the revenue going into governors coffers.

Democrats and Republicans both find this inadequacy of state-level outcomes difficult to accept, though for opposing reasons.  Democrats hate having to recognize that all the extra health care spending might be mainly redistribution rather than remedying a market failure or providing a broad-based social public good.  Republicans hate to see that giving states control over health care policy, and allowing them to revise Obamacare, wont improve those states and probably would make most of them worse.

Of course my points #1 and #2 relate.  I agree Graham-Cassidy is a bad idea, but every time I hear the critics say it is heartless, or would take away peoples health insurance, or kill people, what I really hear is If we let everyone vote again on Obamacare, with a real time balanced budget constraint, they wouldnt vote for nearly as much health care next time around.

Which is why you should not be obsessing over single-payer systems.

Across the board, pondering Graham-Cassidy, including its failure, should make you more pessimistic about economic and social processes.

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19:49

Putin: Russia Is Ready To Show Proof US Hurricanes Are Man-Made "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russian President Vladimir Putin has named the date he plans to release proof that the US government engineered the recent spate of hurricanes that devastated large parts of the U.S. Like a boxer confident in his [...]

19:48

A Brief Encounter with 'Today' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



I thought I might actually listen to an edition of Today in its entirety today, following yesterday's post about its 'dumbing-down'. 

It was disappointingly political and hard-news-focused, with lots on Mrs May's speech and Moody's downgrading and Rohingyas and Uber and capitalism and universities and undocumented migrants. 

There wasn't a single science story on it and the only arts bit was James Naughtie interviewing a children's author. 

There was, however, the new Nature Notes section - something I wholly approve of. 

Today's Nature Notes featured Charles Smith Jones of the British Deer Society answering elementary-level questions from Mishal Husain that any Autumnwatch viewer would have been able to answer. Still, Mr Smith Jones volunteered the interesting fact that some stags are known to travel up to 50 kilometres to join in the rut. (After Brexit can we go back to miles please?)

Plus the programme ended with Simon Jenkins and Mr Bruce the Station Master plugging Simon's new book on English railway stations. I liked that. (And I like Simon's highly judgemental books on buildings). Near to me is Carnforth Station where Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson shared a Brief Encounter to the strains of Rachmaninov. The ticking clock is still there, and it's usually working

My highlight though was Today's Matthew Price, that ultra-emoter, doing a....

19:46

A guided tour inside a massive underground complex: Captured on video "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Is there something more to this massive underground complex than meets the eye?

KANSAS CITY (INTELLIHUB) Youtuber Brandon Robinson takes viewers on a guided tour of SubTropolis, a vast underground commercial complex tucked into the hills of Missouri.

As Robinson pulls up outside of the complex he notices that there are about twenty different flags representing various nations around the world.

A sign over a vehicle entrance marked 8300 reads: Maintenance and construction entrance, authorized personnel only.

So I guess this is what separates the men from the boys, Robinson could be heard saying as he drove into the cave.

Once inside, a Hunt Midwest logo could be seen painted on the wall.

Completely 100% self-sustainable, he said, also pointing out that the river is nearby.

They use this every day just like it is a normal daily thing, he said. I mean this place is huge.

Along the way, many doors could be seen leading to small businesses.

Featured Image: Thomas Rousing/Flickr
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19:45

Draco - Crystalline Sirian B Warfare "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

  

Not my usual sort of video but important. These are my personal experiences dealing with the dark factions behind the 369 triangulation. This video will not be to everyone's taste but I needed to get this out. Enjoy!

19:45

Luke Rudkowski on Corporatocracy, Censorship and Consciousness (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Luke Rudkowski on Corporatocracy, Censorship and Consciousness Video The Dollar Vigilante Luke is back! Jeff interviews Luke Rudkowski in Anarchapulco, topics include: mass media mind control, artificial intelligence one of the biggest threats to civilization, corporatocracy vs government, limited...

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19:43

Hundreds of homeless have seemingly vanished in Salt Lake City following "police operation" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The streets around Salt Lake City's downtown emergency shelter have long been home to hundreds of homeless people. In recent weeks, though, nearly all seem to have vanished following a police operation. Local residents are mystified as to where they've gone. The Salt Lake City police chief, Mike Brown, said he had visited parks and the Jordan river, which threads its way to the Great Salt Lake and has homeless camps dotted along its banks, but he hadn't seen an influx from downtown. Sgt Brandon Shearer has been up in a police helicopter looking for camps and seemed equally perplexed when asked where the people had gone. "I don't know," he said. "That's a good question." Advocates, for their part, fear a humanitarian crisis is brewing. The unfolding drama is all the more remarkable considering that several years ago, national media reports published claims by Utah that it had "won the war" on homelessness there, at least when it came to housing those who had been outside the longest. Jon Stewart ran a laudatory piece titled "The homeless homed". But the picture wasn't quite that simple.

19:42

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, September 23, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

440rDane Wigington GeoengineeringWatch.org How is our societal programming affecting our sense of reason? Why dont the facts matter in so many cases and with so many people? Countries all over the globe are maneuvering and preparing for the coming overturning of the reality we have known. An increasing number of countries are finally disconnecting from the US petrodollar,

19:41

Open Thread (bumped) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



The doors of Morecambe's Midland Hotel swing open to welcome you to another Open Thread. Please come inside and partake of another cocktail (or whatever takes your fancy, at a price) in the rotunda.

19:37

Left Eats Left: George Clooney Turns On Hillary Clinton "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Via Daily Mail: George Clooney, who supported Hillary Clinton amid the 2016 presidential campaign and once hosted a fundraiser for her, said he believes she wasnt fit for the White House. The A-list actor and new father, 56, spoke during a wide-ranging interview with the Daily Beast revealing that while he believes the Democratic nominee []

19:37

2 awesome open source apps to share your terminal over the web "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Want to share your terminal over the web for demo, learning or collaboration purpose? Try these two applications to share your terminal as a web application.

19:37

Social Democracy, Bernie Sanders, and the Options of the Radical Left "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An interview with members of the Black Rose Anarchist Federation/Federacin Anarquista Rosa Negra.

19:34

ISIS film themselves in panic as Syrian army blows them "to smithereens" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Terrorists are filmed in blind panic as they are hunted down in the desert as their so-called caliphate crumbles into sand THIS is the moment a group of ISIS jihadis are blown to smithereens after being hunted down by a Syrian government tank. Footage filmed on a head-cam inside an armoured car shows the moment the death cult troops spot a tank. One of the jihadis can be heard screaming: "Tank on the right side. The tank..the tank..the tank is over there, over there, over there." The machine can't be seen in the clip but a bright flash is visible which could suggest that its barrel is firing rounds. The jihadi can then be heard crying out: "Anti-tanks oh anti-tanks..follow us." Another asks where the tank is. And the jihadi replies: "Over there, the tank will bomb us." The armoured car then tries to out-drive the tank before stopping. Someone can be heard saying: "No-one gets off...stop...stop." Then there are pleas for the anti-tank units to protect them.

19:32

Ukrainian armed forces purposefully target doctors and civilians in Donbass "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

AFU shelled car of ambulance in the night from 17 to 18 September that arrived to the Petrovskiy district that was shelled and a civil man got wounded. When we arrived, we were told that the mortar shelled landed.

19:30

Faces of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Its a bit of a privilege to be the first to have your attention this morning. I wont pretend to have any deep insights that are better than yours.  I could have picked any number of people for the Face of the Day and put up some half-baked commentary. I should leave that to Cam []

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19:28

David Swanson: Welcome to #NoWar2017: War and the Environment with Tim DeChristopher and Jill Stein "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

with David Swanson Writer, Dandelion Salad Lets Try Democracy September 15, 2017 Remarks at #NoWar2017 conference on September 22, 2017. [Videos below.] Welcome to No War 2017: War and the Environment. Thank you all for being here. Im David Swanson. Im going to speak briefly and introduce Tim DeChristopher and Jill Stein to also speak []

19:24

Guess Who Concocted the War on Terror Doctrine Before 9/11? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Guess Who Concocted the War on Terror Doctrine Before 9/11? | war-on-terror | 911 Truth Propaganda Sleuth Journal Special Interests US News War Propaganda World News

The War on Terror is a concoction to manipulate you out of your rights and allow an endless war against a faceless enemy.

War on Terror has become a catchcry phrase after the biggest of all false flag operations, September 11th. While its true that 9/11 became the pretext for the War on Terror, and catapulted the doctrine from an idea to official US policy (and a preeminent Western ideology going into the 21st century), the idea didnt originate with the George W. Bush Administration. The origins of the phrase War on Terror can actually be traced back to around 1979 and to another infamous New World Order agenda-pusher by the name of Benjamin Netanyahu, the current Prime Minister of Israel. The War on Terror has become such a hackneyed phrase that its worthy of being trademarked and corporatized, if the Military Industrial Complex hasnt done so already. Think of how much carnage, death and destruction have been wrought in the name of fighting the War on Terror and its various offshoots such as Radical Islamic Terrorism  millions of people killed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Yemen, Syria, Palestine and more  and theres no sign of it stopping. The War on Terror is the ultimate abstract endless war against a nebulous faceless enemy. Its not going to stop until enough people see through the deception.

Meet Benjamin Netanyahu, Inventor of the War on Terror

Netanyahu is more than just an Israeli politician. Netanyahus father, Benzion Netanyahu, was a leader of Revisionist Zionism, a colonialist, aggressive, xenophobic and expansionist form of Israeli nationalism founded by Zeev Jabotinsky in the early part of the 20th century. Netanyahu was already talking about terrorism in 1979 when he wrote his book International Terrorism: Challenge and Response that year. He wrote another book on terrorism in 1995, a major work entitled Fighting Terrorism: How Democracies Can Defeat Domestic and International...

19:23

Activation & Initiation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

This is a guide based on my own experiences of what it means to be initiated and what the activation process actually is.......

Thanks to creation for getting me this far........

Sethikus Boza:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXT4...

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTxf...
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19:20

Vanuatu prepares to evacuate 5000 as Ambae volcanic eruption intensifies "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Authorities in Vanuatu were preparing to evacuate as many as 5000 people on Saturday, as a volcanic eruption on Ambae island continued to intensify. The country's Geohazards Department on Saturday raised its alert from level three to four, what it classified as a "moderate eruption state." The volcano is one of the most active in the world, but its activity has steadily increased in the past couple of weeks, said Esline Garaeviti, the manager of the Geohazards Department. On Saturday, that increased further, with the volcano belching ash across much of the 400sqkm island. "In the early hours, around 3-4am, we noticed that the activity started to increase, followed by another eruptive phase," said Ms Garaeviti. "So the ash plume from Ambae is still there now. The ash fall is expected all around the island." "The increased level of activity means increased area of risk," she said. "There's more risk exposed to people on the island, that's why. It's a moderate state of activity." Ms Garaeviti stressed that the state of the eruption was only moderate, but there was every chance it could increase. However, authorities on the island, which sits between Santo and Pentecost about halfway up the archipelago, were swinging into action on Saturday. Shadrack Welegtabit, the director of the Vanuatu National Disaster Management Office, said his officials weren't taking chances, and were preparing to start evacuating half of the island's 10,000 people from one side to the other.

19:19

Syrians lament cost of US bombing: 'Raqqa was a beautiful city, now it's completely destroyed' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US-led coalition airstrikes on Raqqa, an Islamic State stronghold in Syria, have claimed many civilian lives and forced tens of thousands to flee. RT's Ruptly agency spoke to the displaced locals who described how the city was leveled in front of their eyes. The ancient city of Raqqa, which has recently become known as the de-facto capital of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists in Syria, is currently under siege by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-led militia backed by the US-led coalition. The besieged city has come under heavy air bombardment while civilians have been trapped in IS-occupied neighborhoods, unable to escape. The SDF on Wednesday said that "80 percent" of Raqqa has been retaken from IS and that the operation has moved into the final phase. At the same time, some SDF forces were seen being transferred away from the battlefield to the northern areas of the Deir ez-Zor province, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. The dislocation comes as the Syrian armed forces backed by Russian Air Force have been pushing out IS terrorists after liftking the siege of the city of Deir ez-Zor. People in the Al-Mabrookeh refugee camp told Ruptly of the terrors they faced being caught in the middle of the fighting between IS terrorists and the US-backed SDF. "The coalition launched heavy airstrikes over the residential areas and the nearby towns in the western and northern sectors, especially northward, where they targeted ISIS headquarters, and also locations where civilians were killed," Ahmad Ibrahim told Ruptly. "Schools, where students were studying, have been targeted as well. There was nothing there, and they have just been hit and destroyed,"he said.

19:19

Israels Stall-Forever Peace Plan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Despite boosting the idea of Mideast peace, President Trump shields Israel in its resistance to a workable agreement with the Palestinians, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explained in a Sept. 19 speech. By Paul R. Pillar President Trumps son-in-law,

19:15

Youre Likely A Lot Less Prepared For Crisis Than You Realize "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Youre Likely A Lot Less Prepared For Crisis Than You Realize by Chris Martenson Peak Prosperity Lessons from the recent rash of natural disasters It seems as if Mother Nature is waking up. Either shes trying to send humans an...

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19:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The word for today is apocalypse (noun) 1. (a) Apocalypse Abbr. Apoc. Bible The Book of Revelation. (b) Any of a number of anonymous Jewish or Christian texts from around the second century BC to the second century AD containing prophetic or symbolic visions, especially of the imminent destruction of the world and the []

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19:14

Wow! Trump-Basher Megyn Kelly: Its Absurd How Many Reporters are Biased Against Trump "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ugh.
Former FOX News host Megyn Kelly lost all of her star appeal last year after constant attacks on Donald Trump and her fellow FOX anchors.

Kelly moved to MSNBC in January.

Megyn Kelly frequently smeared Donald Trump during the 2016 election.

She attacked her fellow FOX News hosts.

She smeared Trumps campaign staff.

Kelly moved to NBC in January.
Good riddance.

This week Kelly had the audacity to tell TVNewser it is absurd how many reporters are biased against Trump.

The woman in incapable of honest introspection.

The Hill reported:

NBCs Megyn Kelly said in an interview that there are so many reporters who are completely biased against Trump, its absurd, but also said that Trump [targets] them.

Kellys interview with TVNewser.com published Friday comes as her new 9 a.m. ET program Megyn Kelly Today is set to launch on NBC as the third hour of The Today Show on Monday.

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19:14

Death Of Worlds Richest Woman Adds $1 Billion To Her Estate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The worlds richest woman LOreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt died on Wednesday aged 94. Following the news of her passing Thursday, on Friday her estates net worth valued at $44.7 billion by Forbes increased by $1 [...]

19:13

Trump Insults John McCain For Refusing To Strip Healthcare From Millions Of Americans "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

John McCain survived brutal torture and six years as a prisoner of war during Vietnam. If Donald Trump thinks he can intimidate him, he should think again.

On Friday, the Arizona senator released a statement announcing his intention to vote against the Graham-Cassidy bill that Republicans have introduced to repeal Obamacare.

The bill would strip healthcare from 30 million Americans, and turn Medicaid into a block grant program that would cease to exist after a few years. The bill also gives states the power to obtain waivers so that insurance companies can discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions. Americas healthcare system would be thrown into dire chaos, and Trump is absolutely okay with that.

McCain is not.

The issue is too important, and too many lives are at risk, for us to leave the American people guessing from one election to the next whether and how they will acquire health insurance. A bill of this impact requires a bipartisan approach.

Senators Alexander and Murray have been negotiating in good faith to fix some of the problems with Obamacare. But I fear that the prospect of one last attempt at a strictly Republican bill has left the impression that their efforts cannot succeed. I hope they will resume their work should this last attempt at a partisan solution fail.

I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried. Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will effect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it. Without a full CBO score, which wont be available by the end of the month, we wont have reliable answers to any of those questions.

And for that, Trump viciously attacked McCain.

19:10

Federal Immigration Agents in Texas Arrest Couple at Hospital Awaiting Life-Saving Surgery for Infant Son "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents in Texas arrested an undocumented couple while they were waiting for life-saving surgery for their infant son, according to NPR.

Oscar and Irma Sanchez were arrested in May by ICE after no hospital in the Rio Grande Valley where the couple lives could perform the life-saving surgery on their son Isaac Enrique Sanchez, who was diagnosed with pyloric stenosis.

Pyloric stenosis causes vomiting, dehydration and weight loss in infants and can be potentially fatal.

The Sanchezs were told their sons condition was curable with surgery, but no pediatric team in the Rio Grande Valley had a team capable of performing the surgery.

So Oscar and Irma would have to take Isaac to the Driscoll Childrens Hospital in Corpus Christi, a couple hours up the highway, for surgery in order for him to have surgery to cure the condition.

The two-hour trip would require them to pass through a Border Patrol checkpoint.

The nurse told us we had to go there, Oscar told NPR in Spanish.

We said we couldnt go.

As they weighed their circumstances in a hospital in Harlingen, Texas, a Border Patrol agent made contact with them in the waiting room and told the couple he could arrange for officers to escort them through the checkpoint to Corpus Christi.

But the agent informed them that when they arrived, they would be arrested and placed into deportation proceedings.

The couple agreed.

Oscar Sanchez told NPR he suspects a nurse called them in.

Once at the Corpus Christi hospital, immigration agents kept constant surveillance on the couple for 48-hours.

Agents tailed the Oscar to the restroom and the cafeteria and requested Irma leave the door open when she breast fed Isaac.

Everywhere we went in the hospital, Oscar recalled, they followed us.

Then both were arrested and booked separately at the border patrol station.

The couple asked doctors to delay Isaacs surgery until both of them could be present at the hospital.

They were granted permission and Isaac received the operation.

It was a success.

Thank the Lord, everything went well, Irma told NPR.

He still throws up a little milk, but thank God hes fine.

National Immigrant Justice Center attorney Lisa Koop said she couldnt understand why the couple, who has no prior criminal history was followed into the hospital and placed in deportation proceedings.

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19:07

Russia Threatens To Fire Back On U.S. Proxies, Special Forces If Fired On Again "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Brandon Turbeville Even after the apparent cooling of tensions between Russia and the United States in Syria, it seems that the potential for direct...

19:06

New Zealand matters "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


For some reason I've been watching the New Zealand election result with some interest today and found the BBC News website very reluctant to give any news on it. 

They didn't post any updates for nearly a day - unlike various newspapers, some of whom even ran live blogs. A couple of hours ago, however, the BBC did publish an update, though it's never made it onto their Home page, and has only ever been a minor item on their World page. 

It remains curious what interests the BBC, and what doesn't interest the BBC. 

19:04

Adorable Chimpanzee Is Learning To Trust Again, And The Photos Are Too Cute "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

This 10-month-old chimpanzee hasnt had the easiest start in life. Though he is now cared for by kind caregivers, Farah once lived in chains after being seized by wildlife traffickers who killed his mother.

Sadly, his story is not unusual. Every year, millions of helpless animals are orphaned as a result of poaching or human negligence. In fact, the illegal industry generates a profit of five to 20 million dollars annually. Even if the trade does result in species going extinct, many poachers do not care as it is profitable short-term.

Fortunately, Farah is now living a good live at Mefou Sanctauary, Ape Africas safe haven which is located in Cameroon, Africa. The non-profit is focused on the conservation of chimpanzees, monkeys and gorillas.

When Farah first arrived at the sanctuary, he was distrustful of humans and shied away from the strange sights and sounds. The patent caretakers eventually earned his trust, however. Now, hes realizing humans arent all that bad.

In the photo below, Farah curiously looks at his caregiver, Stephanie.

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19:01

Lindsey Graham Respectfully Disagrees With McCains Health Care Bill Opposition "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I respectfully disagree with @SenJohnMcCain position not to proceed forward on Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson. Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) September 22, 2017 McCain was all for repeal in 2016. Via WISTV: Senator Lindsey Graham is sounding off on social media after Senator John McCain announced he would be voting in opposition of the health care bill. McCains no []

19:01

John Pilger: Killing: The American Way "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

SEP 22, 2017

Killing: The American Way

A napalm strike during the Vietnam War. (manhahi / CC BY 2.0)
One of the most hyped events of American television, The Vietnam War, has started on the PBS network. The directors are Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Acclaimed for his documentaries on the Civil War, the Great Depression and the history of jazz, Burns says of his Vietnam films, They will inspire our country to begin to talk and think about the Vietnam War in an entirely new way.
In a society often bereft of historical memory and in thrall to the propagand...

19:00

How Youve Been Tricked Into Living in the Land of the Legally Dead "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

September 24th, 2017 By Pao L. Chang Guest writer for Wake Up World The current reality of man is heavily controlled by words. As a result of that, words play a big role in shaping the reality and culture of man. Besides shaping the reality and culture of man, words also play an important role in trade. []

19:00

Germany Probably Wont Meet Its Global Warming Goal, Despite Shelling Out $800 Billion For Green Energy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Energy From The Daily Caller Michael Bastasch  2:50 PM 09/22/2017 A recent report claims Germany is not on track to meet its goal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions 40 percent by 2020, despite the country spending billions on green energy subsidies. German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces election on Sunday, and even though shes expected to

19:00

Wisconsin-- The Center Of The Political Universe For 2018? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


I had the impression that even before Randy Bryce realized he could do the "impossible" and actually beat Paul Ryan in Wisconsin's southeast congressional district, he was willing to run and rally the base and turn out the vote in the district so that Democrats would go to the polls and vote in other elections, especially Tammy Baldwin's tough reelection campaign for U.S. Senate. One basic lesson the DCCC and DNC have steadfastly refused to learn-- or even understand-- is that when there are candidates down-ballot generating local enthusiasm and excitement, it helps candidates running hop-ballot (like for governor and senator). Bryce is a strategic thinker. The DCCC isn't; the people running it are just clueless money-grubbing careerists.

Yesterday, Randy Bryce was a featured speaker at the International Association of Machinists' annual statewide convention at the Manitowoc Holiday Inn, 2 counties up Lake Michigan from WI-01. Frank Schaeffer, who's beginning a new project to help flip Congress from reactionary red to progressive blue, was with Bryce filming and interviewing. The DCCC literally had no plans for contesting any seats in Wisconsin in the 2018 cycle (because their only lame metric for targeting was to look to see where Clinton beat Trump and contest those districts, something they will regret on November 7, 2018.) I'm not saying they shouldn't use that metric at all, but that they should also use another-- one that would have them contesting seats in districts-- like WI-01 and other Wisconsin districts-- where Hillary was the wrong candidate and lost to Trump but where primary day saw Bernie not just outpolling Hillary but also outpolling Trump. Example: if you want to win WI-01, you have to win the 4 key counties that contribute most of the votes: Racine, where Trump beat Hillary 49.8% to 45.4%, Kenosha, where Trump beat Hillary 47.5% to 47.2%, Walworth, where Trump beat Hilary 57.0% to 37.0% and Rock, where Hillary managed to eke out a 52.4% to 42.0% win. But this is what happened on primary day:
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19:00

The Tiny, $25 PocketBone "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It was announced a day or two ago, but now the PocketBone has made its first real-world appearance at the World Maker Faire in New York this weekend. This is a tiny, tiny Linux computer thats small enough to fit on a keychain, or in an Altoids mini tin. Its only $25 USD, and from the stock lists on Mouser and Digikey, there are plenty to go around.

The specs for the PocketBeagle are more or less exactly what you would expect from any BeagleBone. Theres an ARM Cortex-A8 running at 1GHz, 512 MB of RAM, and SD card storage. I/O is eight analog inputs, up to 44 digital GPIOs, up to 3 UARTs, 2 I2C busses, 2 SPI busses, and 4 PWM outputs. All of this is packed into the OSD3358 System on a Chip from Octavo Systems.

This isnt the first time weve seen Octavo Systems BeagleBone on a Chip Before the release, head Beagle herder [Jason Kridner] built a PocketBone in Eagle, which was shortly followed by [Michael Welling]s similar efforts in KiCad. The PocketBone has been a reality for months, but now its accessible to hackers who dont want to deal with soldering BGA packages.

Of course, a new development board isnt worth anything without a few demos and examples. For Maker Faire, [Jason] brought out two demos. The first of these is effectively a PacMan arcade game just a simple 3D printed enclosure, a screen, and two d-pads made out tact switches. It plays PacMan and only PacMan, but its good enough to demonstrate the Linux-ness of the PocketBone.

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19:00

Daily Proverb "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Proverbs 24 14 In the same way, wisdom is sweet to your soul. If you find it, you will have a bright future, and your hopes will not be cut short.

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

18:58

At Native American prayer camp, Palestinian refugees share stories and build connections "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Palestinian refugees from the refugee camps of Lebanon met with members of the Ramapough Lenape tribe on Friday, September 15 for a communal dialogue about joint indigenous struggle, tactics, and future collaboration. The stop was at the inaugural event of the 2017 North America Nakba Tour, which brings Palestinian refugees Khawla Hammad and Amena El-Ashkar to visit communities in North America.

Khawla is a survivor of the Nakba, where Israel expelled around 800,000 Palestinians in 1948 during the creation of the state. Khawla ended up in a refugee camp in Lebanon. 

Amena and Khawla traveled to New Jersey where they were hosted by the Ramapough Lenape tribe at Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp, property the tribe privately owns. There, the two women met with Palestinian-Americans, organizers with the Nakba tour and members of the Ramapough LenapeAaron, Two Clouds, and Chief Dwaine Perry.

Although the Lenape nation is indigenous to present-day New Jersey and much of the area of the prayer camp has belonged to the tribe historically, forced displacement by American colonization has resulted in Lenape living throughout North America. The Lenape nation is part of a coalition that seeks to halt the construction of an oil pipeline that is being built through their historic lands, including the oldest Native burial ground in North America that is located several miles from the prayer camp.

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18:58

Yet another study done that links autism with aluminum found in most vaccines "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A peer-reviewed study conducted by scientists at the University of British Columbia, has established a link between a popular aluminum vaccine and autism. It is no question that the subject of vaccines is profoundly controversial. On both sides of the argument exists truth and lies that can hinder the ability of some to make rational decisions. While we have everyone from attorneys to biologists, to political scientists who write for the Free Thought Project, none of us are doctors, so we do not make recommendations about what you and your family should do in regards to vaccination. That being said, when we see critical information about vaccines that fails to be covered in the mainstream media, we will cover it every time. This is one of those times.

18:51

Aides warned Trump not to attack North Koreas leader personally before his fiery U.N. address "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Brian Bennett

Senior aides to President Trump repeatedly warned him not to deliver a personal attack on North Koreas leader at the United Nations this week, saying insulting the young despot in such a prominent venue could irreparably escalate tensions and shut off any chance for negotiations to defuse the nuclear crisis.

Trumps derisive description of Kim Jong Un as Rocket Man on a suicide mission and his threat to totally destroy North Korea were not in a speech draft that several senior officials reviewed and vetted Monday, the day before Trump gave his first address to the U.N. General Assembly, two U.S. officials said.

Some of Trumps top aides, including national security advisor H.R. McMaster, had argued for months against making the attacks on North Koreas leader personal, warning it could backfire.

But Trump, who relishes belittling his rivals and enemies with crude nicknames, felt compelled to make a dramatic splash in the global forum.

When the Houston Astros take the field, theyve got a lot more than a strong bench and a solid bullpen behind them. The organization employs more than 450 full-time workers, plus another 1,500 part-timers when the season is in full swing.

'Dotard' rockets from obscurity to light up the Trump-Kim exchange, sparking a partisan war of words in U.S.

Some advisors now worry that the escalating war of words has pushed the impasse with North Korea into a new and dangerous phase that threatens to derail the months-long effort to squeeze Pyongyangs economy through sanctions to force Kim to the negotiating table.

A detailed CIA psychological profile of Kim, who is in his early 30s and took power in late 2011, assesses that Kim has a massive ego and reacts harshly and sometimes lethally to insults and percei...

18:51

This is not the Barking dog you were hoping for or is it? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When Barking Dogs bite On August 6, 1945, during World War II (1939-45), an American B-29 bomber dropped the worlds first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city and immediately killed 80,000 people; tens of thousands more would later die of radiation exposure. Three []

18:50

Liquid Mind "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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18:49

Is California next? Concerns increase as a series of killer quakes hit the Pacific 'Ring of Fire' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In the span of just 24 hours, a series of powerful earthquakes rocked several locations along the Pacific one by one this week, all in a seismic region known as the 'Ring of Fire' - and, others in its path, including California, are now wondering if they could be next. Roughly 90 percent of the world's earthquakes occur in this belt, which loops from New Zealand to Chile, passing through the coasts of Asia and the Americas on the way. Now, after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand on Wednesday followed by temblors off the coasts of Japan (6.1), Vanuatu (6.4), and Indonesia (5.7) early Thursday morning, experts admit the Pacific is experiencing 'unusual' seismic activity, leaving the West Coast on edge. After a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand on Wednesday followed by temblors off the coasts of Japan (6.1), Vanuatu (6.4), and Indonesia (5.7) early Thursday morning, others along the Ring of Fire - including California - are wondering if they could be next. But, experts say offshore quakes happen in the region all the time, and go unnoticed But, this doesn't necessarily mean California or other areas of the West Coast will be affected by the events.

18:48

Where has JonDon gone? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Regular readers of this blog will, perhaps, be interested in the latest Jon Donnison news. 

I just heard him on PM reporting on the Uber story.

Yes, the great man has abandoned his beloved Gazan shore and his far-from-beloved Australian shore and been posted back to Blighty. 


I'm sure he'll be his usual 'impartial' self in London (and, yes, that's sarcasm). 

18:46

'Complaints from both sides' - Part 659 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Puppy showing bias

A very dear anti-Brexit friend of mine gave me a spontaneous lecture recently, telling me to open my eyes to BBC bias. 

"Why can't people see that the BBC does exactly what the Tories tell them to do?", she asked incredulously. "It's all government propaganda". 

"They are so biased over Brexit," she continued. "Whenever there's an interview, the pro-Brexit person is always allowed to speak without interruption while anyone who opposes Brexit is talked down by the BBC". 

"It's so obvious, the bias", she concluded, before re-asking in total exasperation, "Why can't people see it?"

There are obviously more people out there who think like this than I realised. They obviously aren't only on Twitter.

******

Those on Twitter, however, were sounding the same note about BBC bias this morning. 

One, listening to the same Radio 3 news bulletin that I listened to at 8 o'clock, fumed that the BBC was "lying" about Theresa May's speech by "saying the EU has welcomed it", calling it "state propaganda" from the BBC.

The newsreader actually said that EU leaders had given the speech "a cautious welcome" before quoting a further demand on the UK from one particular EU leader and then moving on to the story of Moody's...

18:45

London Grenfell Tower disaster damages mental health "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

London, England: Grenfell survivors and local residents outside Kensington & Chelsea Council Town Hall demanding the resignation of the council

From daily News Line in Britain:

Saturday, 23 September 2017

GRENFELL INFERNO! unprecedented trauma

THE GRENFELL Tower disaster triggered a mental health crisis of an unprecedented scale, a leading doctor has said 100 days on from the fire.

NHS data shows 457 adults have been flagged as being in urgent need of treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, while 39 children are also receiving specialist mental health care.

Survivors and nearby witnesses of the June 14 inferno, which left so many dead, are considered to have a 50% chance of developing the disorder, according to health service modelling. Those mentally scarred by the tragedy report suffering from flashbacks and sleeplessness, which can be triggered by the sight of the towers wreckage, clinicians say.

Dr Alastair Bailey, the clinical psychological lead at the NHS Grenfell Tower Trauma Service, said the impact of the fire is unlike anything seen before by the health service. He said: It is unprecedented, I dont think we have experienced anything like it. We had similar events that have been large-scale, traumatic events that have occurred in the UK.

We think about the London bombings, the terror attack in Tunisia which affected British nationals and other events....

18:45

A US Trade War With China Will End US Monopoly on Global Financial System "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A US Trade War With China Will End US Monopoly on Global Financial System from Lew Rockwell If the Trump administration puts sanctions on China, this would hurt America more because it just forces China and Russia and other countries...

The post A US Trade War With China Will End US Monopoly on Global Financial System appeared first on The Daily Coin.

Rare oarfish washes up in Oak Bay, British Columbia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A strange sea creature that washed up on Oak Bay's Rattenbury Beach late Thursday morning has been identified as a very rare king-of-the-salmon, according to a local biologist. The unique name of the king-of-the-salmon originates from Makah First Nation legend, in which the fish (Trachiptreus altivelis) was believed to be the "king" that would lead salmon back to their rivers to spawn, noted Jackie Hildering, a biologist and marine educator, who goes by the handle of The Marine Detective on her blog. The strange-looking fish, at more than two metres long, was found deceased beside the water by a man who was walking on the beach with his dog.

18:42

Trump Threatens a Genocide "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As President Trump taunts North Koreas leader with schoolyard insults, the terrifying possibility is that his threat to totally destroy a country of 25 million people could involve the U.S. in another genocide, warns David Marks. By David Marks The

18:40

Fearless Dog Who Saved 52 People Is Rescuing Victims Of Mexico Earthquake "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Last Tuesday, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico. At least 230 people were killed and thousands were injured. The terrifying incident took place just two weeks after another, more powerful earthquake shook up Oaxaca.

This latest natural disaster left the area in ruins and many people trapped under the rubble. Fortunately, thousands of emergency services, military members and civilians are helping rescue trapped victims. Among them is a six-year-old Mexican Navy (SEMAR) rescue dog who has saved 52 people in her career.

Frida the Labrador has been tirelessly searching for survivors. As can be seen in the photos below, she is equipped with her own personal protective equipment which includes customized boots and goggles. The boots protect her paws from abrasive materials and the goggles shield her eyes from debris.

Despite the double tragedy Mexico has experienced, its heartening to know activists like Frida are nearby and willing to help out.

Following are photos of the fearless dog:

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18:40

LeBron James Targets Trump, Claims He Has Disgraced The Presidency "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Stick to basketball. Via Daily Caller: Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James targeted President Donald Trump on Twitter Saturday morning. James hammered Trump for rescinding the White House invitation for the Golden State Warriors and claimed Steph Curry wasnt going anyways. U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he aint going! So therefore aint no invite. Going to []

18:39

NATO's Fakenews Russia Scare Increases Defense Waste "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The military of the Russian Federation is organized in four districts - west, central, east and south. Each year one of the districts will stage a division size maneuver. 10,000 to 15,000 soldiers leave their quarters to move against imaginary...

18:39

Not learning from past mistakes: Zuckerberg rehires 'Gang of Eight' pollsters to garner support for 2017 DACA amnesty "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mark Zuckerberg's deputies have rehired the pollsters behind the 2014 "Gang of Eight" electoral disaster to help persuade politicians that support for the 2017 DACA amnesty will not be a career-ending decision. The pollsters' "optimized messaging" advice proved catastrophic to many politicians in 2014, including five defeated Democratic Senators plus the GOP's House Majority Leader, Rep. Eric Cantor, who lost his Virginia primary. The amnesty-boosting advice was also catastrophic for Sen. Marco Rubio, and for Sen. Chuck Schumer, who lost the five Democrats and four more open seats held by retiring Democrats. That loss of nine seats cost Schumer the opportunity to be the Senate's Majority leader for President Barack Obama's last two years and President Donald Trump's first two years. Because of the 2014 amnesty fiasco, many politicians - and a New York real-estate developer - realized that most Americans want to like immigrants but they also strongly oppose big uncontrolled amnesties which allow companies to unfairly hire cheap labor and to sideline Americans and their growing children. Pollster Kellyanne Conway recognized the combination of decency and anger, and she used that knowledge to help Donald Trump bulldoze the GOP and Democratic establishments in 2016. This year, the pollsters have only persuaded credulous liberal reporters who are eager to believe that Americans welcome more crime and civic conflict, lower wages, fewer college slots, and fewer taxpayer dollars.

18:27

Congratulations World, Sea Turtles Are Officially Making a Comeback From the Brink of Extinction "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Humans have caused a lot of destruction to Earth and mother nature itself. It isnt often that we clean up the messes weve caused, however, weve done well this time!

Because of our rapid industrialization, deforestation, and other external forces brought upon nature by humanity has caused a tremendous effect on the environment. There has been a variety of different species that are near being wiped out completely from the planet. Polar bears, Bengal tigers, and even bees are all nearing complete extinction as modern society continues to grow. Sea turtles were one of the most upsetting components of the list, however, because of conservation foundations and the good will of the people they are returning from the brink of extinction!

Scientists have found that the population levels of the large sea turtles have been improving when they looked at nearly 60 different regions across the Earth. According to experts, long life sea turtles have been pushed to endangering levels because of hunting, fishing nets, habitat loss, plastic o rings, pollution, and climate change. However, there have been massive amounts of effort put into preserving and protecting baby sea turtle eggs and the turtles themselves.

Theres a positive sign at the end of the story, Mazaris said. We should be more optimistic about our efforts in society. said study lead author Antonios Mazaris, an ecology professor at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece.

There are a variety of different sea turtle species that have been at risk. In fact, there are only seven different types of sea turtles all of whom are at risk besides one. They can live for several decades and weight over 1,000 pounds!

They have more turtles than they know what to do with, said Roderic Mast, a sea turtle advisory group co-chairman at the International Union for Conservation of Nature, which determines the global list of endangered species. After looking at 299 sets of turtle populations over different lengths of time all over the globe. The researchers found that 95 of them were increased, but 35 were still down.

The evidence is widespread a...

18:26

Saturday assorted links "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

1. Globally more and more men and women are stepping away from clinical (medical) sperm donation environments and choosing to find each other through online connection websites such as the UK-based PrideAngel through which we conducted our study, said Mr Whyte, from the QUT Business School.  Link here.

2. Does linguistic bias limit English-speaking investment into Quebec?

3. Have I mentioned that Sixthtone.com is a great place to read about China?  And on Twitter.

4. Cops should get more sleep.

5. How a (John Cochrane) paper gets published.

The post Saturday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

18:25

Buy A Bucket of Yuck, and God Refills for Free! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Oh, Jim Bakker is going a bit nuts with his yuck in a bucket, insisting that everyone buy, and that all those filthy rich people, well, they should buy a million dollars worth, really! Why? Because end times, thats why, and money will be useless. Of course, ol Jim still seems to want piles of that useless stuff.

Guest John Shorey told viewers to stock up on Bakkers food buckets and not to worry about running out because God will miraculously refill them as needed.

When you empty a bucket of food, Shorey said, trust God to refill it.

Thats right nifty. Pity Jehovah cant see fit to just provide food directly, without the need to pour money into Bakkers pockets. Im sure they are counting on the rubes not giving this any thought, nor the fact that when the food bucket is empty, it will most certainly stay that way. I will admit, its hard to imagine one of them getting emptied in the first place.

When Shorey told those who have the means to buy 100 buckets of food to buy 100 buckets of food and give them to local churches, Bakker chimed in to urge millionaires to buy as much food as they can afford.

Do a million dollars worth of food, Im serious, Bakker said. If theyre rich, their money is going [away] anyway, John. Its not going to be worth anything. The crash is coming, so why not sow it into the Lord?

Shorey agreed, adding that those who dont use all their money to buy as much food as they can will have to answer to God.

Right, money is going to be absolutely useless, so why in the name of your psychogod arent you giving the stuff away? Wouldnt that be the godly thing to do? Oh, theres a tonne of irony comin up, folks

The Bible says that our riches will be a witness against us, Shorey said. When the time comes that youve left money in the bank that could have been used to help people, to help feed people and all you did is you just kept all your riches for yourself, it will be a witness against you. You will stand before God and he will say, Why didnt you do more to help the needy?

:head goes bang bang bang on the desk: Right. Lets see your bank books, boys. Then well talk.

Via RWW, theres video at the link.

18:23

Greece Could Leave The EU: Why The Grexit Option Deserves Consideration "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Eight years into the deepest economic depression that an industrialized country has ever experienced, we are now being told that Greece is a success story. Having accepted the bitter medicine prescribed by the troikathe European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fundthe storyline today is that Greece is on the road to recovery, firmly within the European Union and the eurozone.

This narrative was recently echoed by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in his annual speech at the Thessaloniki Trade Fair, Greeces equivalent to the State of the Union address. In this speech, Tsipras triumphantly declared that talk of Grexitor a Greek departure from the eurozone and the EUhas been replaced by that of Grinvest.

Within such a context, there is seemingly no room for discussions about whether it is in Greeces best interest, even after so many years of implementing the troikas austerity diktats, to consider a departure from the eurozone and the EU. Indeed, the narrative is that the people of Greece overwhelmingly have never supported the prospect of Grexit.

All throughout the economic crisis in Greece, it has been reported that polls have consistently shown clear majorities favoring the countrys European trajectory and rejecting the possibility of a departure from the eurozone and EU.

So the Greeks want the euro at all costs, even if it means more harsh austerity measures and cuts to wages, pensions and social services. Or so we are told. These claims would be believable if they were the product of robust public debate and deliberation on the respective pros and cons of remaining within the European family or departing. But in Greece, and in most of the global mainstream media, there is no such debate and never has been.

Instead, what has taken place in Greece during the economic crisis has been the complete elimination from public debate of opponents of the prevalent economic and political doctrines. Those who oppose the eurozone, the EU, or simply the austerity measures, are stamped with the scarlet letter of being nationalists, xenophobes, or fascists. Such rhetoric became even more polarized following the Brexit referendum result. The Brexit result and the rise of populism have themselves been demonized, while poll results that contradict the mainstream narrative are habitually buried by the supposedly objective major media outlets.

Following the first installment of this series in which the less-than-democratic r...

18:22

Far Left Tool and Hillary Supporter LeBron James Calls President Trump a Bum "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Saturday President Trump revoked his invitation to NBA Champion Steph Curry to visit the White House.

President Donald Trump tweeted this morning

Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!

The great basketball player Curry has expressed concerns about going to the White House since winning the NBA Championship.

President Trump had enough and revoked his invitation on Saturday.

Hillary Clinton supporter LeBron James called President Trump a bum in response.
Nice.

The post Far Left Tool and Hillary Supporter LeBron James Calls President Trump a Bum appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

18:22

Re: Why send bugs embargoed to distros? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Kurt H Maier on Sep 23

This is standard operating procedure for Red Hat, at least. Generally
days or even weeks pass before patches are released. If you're an
"Extended Update Support" customer you can expect months to go by. If
you're super lucky you'll get a systemtap script to play with, but that
generally requires a kernel RCE.

khm

18:20

To Help Residents Repair Homes After Irma, Govt Gave Out Code Violations for Damaged Property "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Matt Agorist When all logic and reason is devoid of a decision as in many decisions made by the State authorities often...

18:20

Catalonia Closes Ranks As Outrage Over Crackdown Grows "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Spains increasingly public crackdown on the planned October 1 secession referendum in Catalonia appears to be bringing the population of the northeastern region together. Reports say that the social indignation toward police action is spreading far from just the pro-secession crowd.

Spains Constitutional Court forbade the referendum, and national police have been out in growing force trying to undermine the lead-up to the vote. Still, theres little sign theyre going to be able to prevent the vote outright, and mostly theyre just angering everybody in the region.

If anything, theres some speculation that Spains crackdown is likely to sway the outcome more in favor of secession, as the pro-secession crowd is more mobilized than ever, and resentment is soaring. Polls had previously shown Catalonia widely split on the issue.

With 10 days left to the vote, theres a lot of time for the situation to continue to escalate, with thousands of Catalan demonstrators in the streets, and thousands more police arriving on ferries in Barcelona.

Leaders of the region say the referendum will take place irrespective of moves against them. In the meantime, however, talk of a general strike is mounting, and prosecutors are threatening sedition charges for the pro-secession movement.

Top photo | People shout slogans during a protest in Barcelona, Spain, Sept. 21, 2017. Thousands have gathered at the gates of Catalonias judiciary body in Barcelona to demand the release of a dozen officials arrested in connection with a vote on independence that Spanish central authorities are challenging as illegal. (AP/Manu Fernandez)


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18:20

Mining For Happiness On The People Farm (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mining For Happiness On The People Farm Video The Crow House The illusion of freedom will continue for as long as its profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they...

The post Mining For Happiness On The People Farm (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

18:19

New Report Destroys Fabricated Myth of Syrias White Helmets "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The following video reports destroys the popular fabricated western-run narrative about the White Helmets, who erroneously stole the name of Syrias Civil Defense.

Reporter Murad Gazdiev and 21WIRE associate editor Vanessa Beeley also demonstrate how money is laundered through various western NGOs in order to prop-up the public image of this maleficent organization in Syria. In addition to there commentary, this report also features numerous eye witnesses testimonies about the pseudo NGO offering money to East Aleppo residents in order to play extras in their filming of fake rescue scenes, as well as on the ground footage of one White Helmets Center which was also use as a bomb and factory and a Hell Cannon position to target civilians living in government controlled West Aleppo prior to the liberation of terrorist-occupied East Aleppo in December 2016. .

It seems that White Helmets organization is hailed as heroes in the West, and the latter one provides millions of dollars to so-called saviors. However, Aleppo residents claim that White Helmets care only about money and saving rebels, but not the civilians. In fact, they are not autonomous, and cannot make their own decisions these are made by other powerful people.

Watch this stunning report which exposes the multifaceted fraud of the wests propaganda darlings whose real role was al Qaedas Civil Defense who operate exclusively in terrorist-held areas of Syria:

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Please read and share the following articles about the White Helmet deception:

Initial Investigation into White Helmets
Who are Syrias White Helmets?

21st Century Wire article on the White Helmets:  
Syrias White Helmets: War by Way of Deception ~ the Moderate Executioners

Who Funds the White Helmets?
Secret 1bn UK War Chest Used to Fund the White Helmets and Other Initiatives

Original investigative report:
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18:17

Zafir Al-Khatib "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

My weekly article n Al-Akhbar: "Zafir Al-Khatib: The Lebanese Hero who should be (widely) known".

18:17

Uncle Sam vs. Russia in Eastern Syria: the Nightmare Scenario "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Putin is a cautious and reasonable man, but he's not going to hand over Syria's oil fields without a fight. Putin doesn't want a slugfest with Uncle Sam, but he's not going to abandon an ally either. So there's going to be a confrontation because neither party is willing to give up what they feel they need to achieve success.

18:16

Austrian opposition party chairman calls Crimea's reunification with Russia legitimate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Crimea is part of Russia, and it must be recognized. This was stated on Friday by the chairman of the Austrian Freedom Party Heinz-Christian Strache on the eve of the elections to the National Council of Austria (lower house of parliament) on October 15. "The Crimea is a real part of Russia, it needs to be accepted." Sanctions on this issue should eventually be canceled.", Strache said in response to a question from the Austrian press agency whether Austria should recognize the reunification of Crimea with Russia and abolish the related sanctions. In turn, the head of the New Austria party, Matthias Stroltz, noted that Austria can not yet acknowledge the fact of reunification. "But we need to agree that the Crimea will never return to Ukraine, and cancellation of the sanctions can follow Russia's clear steps towards democracy, freedom of speech, respect for human rights. Without this, sanctions can not be lifted, " Stroltz said. At the same time, Chancellor of Austria Christian Kern and Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurtz still believe that "the annexation of Crimea violates international law." "But the sanctions did not lead to an improvement in the situation in Ukraine," Kern added.

18:16

Look at the colonial mentality of Human Rights Watch "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

He gave the Pakistan Prime Minister "a chance". Who does he think he is?  Some colonial viceroy? The arrogance of a white man burdened with a sense of privilege and superiority.

18:15

How To Divest From The War Machine "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Staff of Code Pink - CODEPINK, in partnership with an array of peace and disarmament groups, is launching a divestment campaign to encourage universities, religious organizations, retirement funds, mutual funds, private investors, and other financial institutions in the United States to take action to reduce violent global conflicts and slow the hyper-militarization of our world by divesting from the U.S. War Machine. Divestment from the War Machine means divesting (removing invested assets) from companies that derive their profits by supplying and profiting from U.S. military interventions, expansions, and the militarization of our streets. In other words, we are calling for divestment from companies that make a killing on killing. Through this strategy we plan to: Uncover the hold the military industrial complex has on our government and our foreign policy. Spark a vital public debate questioning the role of weapons manufacturers and military contractors in perpetuating conflict around the globe. Expose how our financial and educational institutions are supporting those companies Inspire the public and investors to pressure these institutions to divest. Hold the arms industry accountable in political and financial spheres for its culpability in the death and displacement of millions of innocent people.

18:15

How A Free Grocery Store Is Cutting Food WasteAnd Hunger "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By via Yes Magazine

Each weeknight, The Free Store redistributes up to 1,500 surplus food items to anyone who wants themno questions asked.

On a windy late afternoon, dozens of people have lined up in front of a 20-foot-long repurposed shipping container situated on a church parking lot. Inside, volunteers are unloading food items from custom-built shopping carts and stacking them onto rows of shelves. There are hearty rice meals and healthy salads, thick sandwiches, pies, and other savory and sweet items. This is just another busy day for The Free Store.

We saw the potential in an untapped food supply.

The Free Store is a nonprofit organization that redistributes surplus food from local businesses in New Zealands capital city, Wellington, to those in need. It was inspired by a two-week art project in 2010 where artist Kim Paton filled a shop with surplus food items from bakeries and supermarkets. Anyone visiting the shop could take what they wanted free of charge.

I heard that some of the food in the shop was...

18:13

The Health Benefits of Sleeping Naked "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Health Benefits of Sleeping Naked | man-asleep | General Health Special Interests

Insomnia is a bigger issue in the United States than most people think. More than a third of all American adults arent getting enough sleep. Thats enough to be considered an epidemic. Sleeplessness doesnt just make you yawn; it has a significant effect on obesity, diabetes, blood circulation, muscle health, heart health, the immune system, and cognitive behavior.[1]

Because of our sleep crisis, more people than ever before have resorted to sleeping pills. In 2015, Americans spent an estimated $41 billion on sleep aids. A 2013 study concluded that nearly nine million Americans use sleeping pills, and that figure continues to rise.[2] This is cause for concern as sleep aids can have severe health consequences. They may lead to dependence, addiction, and a number of negative side effects.[34] Fortunately, theres an all natural (and au naturale) trick you can try to sleep better tonight.

Simply sleeping naked has a host of health benefits including better sleep, balanced mood, better sex life, weight loss, and sexual health for both men and women.

1. Sleeping Naked Gives You Better Quality Sleep

Temperature has a tremendous effect on your sleep patterns and quality. While your body temperature is usually somewhere around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, studies have found cooler ambient temperatures support better sleep. A slight drop in room temperature signals your body that its bedtime,...

18:10

Open Forum Sunday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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

18:10

Trump Looking To Expand Drone Strikes Outside Conventional Warzones "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US President Donald Trump is seeking to loosen some Obama-era limits on drone attacks and ground raids outside conventional warzones US media reports have said.

The New York Times, citing unnamed officials, reported on Thursday that Trumps top national security advisers have proposed relaxing two rules from the administration of Barack Obama, the former US president.

The officials said the targets of kill missions by the military and the CIA would be expanded to include foot-soldier fighters with no special skills or leadership roles.

The officials added that proposed drone attacks and raids would no longer undergo high-level vetting.

The New York Times report comes after NBC News published a story on Monday about the Trump administration contemplating policy changes that will further expand the CIAs authority to conduct drone raids in a number of countries, both in and out of warzones.

NBC News cited officials at intelligence agencies, the Pentagon, Congress and the White House, who all requested anonymity to discuss the classified programme.

The international human rights organization Reprieve has found that since Trump took office in January this year, at least 30 civilians have been killed in ground raids and drone attacks in Yemen, where the US is not formally at war. That number includes women and children.

 

Foreign policy disaster

The US military has admitted that civilians, including children, were probably killed in Yemen, in the first operation authorised by Trump.

In one week in March, the Trump administration...

18:10

Lindsey Graham Releases Statement on Liar John McCain "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Senator John McCain told reporters on Friday he cannot support the latest Obamacare repeal bill.

Senator McCain blocked the Obamacare repeal vote in July.
Now he is going to block the latest attempt to repeal the failed Obamacare law.

John McCain ran his election campaign on repealing Obamacare.

John McCain even ran campaign ads promising to repeal and replace Obamacare.

John McCain called Obamacare an exercise in sleeze back in 2012.

John McCain is a liar.

Late Friday Senator Lindsey Graham, John McCains best buddy in the US Senate, released a statement on liar John McCain.

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made these statements.

My friendship with John McCain is not based on how he votes but respect for how hes lived his life and the person he is.

I respectfully disagree with his position not to proceed forward on Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson. I know Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson is the best chance to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Obamacare is collapsing in Arizona, South Carolina, and across the nation driving up premiums and reducing choices. I feel an obligation to fix this disaster and...

18:10

Adobe Accidentally Publishes One of its Private PGP Keys "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Adobe is showing that it can be transparent about its security practices:

Having some transparency about security problems with software is great, but Adobe's Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) took that transparency a little too far today when a member of the team posted the PGP keys for PSIRT's e-mail accountboth the public and the private keys. The keys have since been taken down, and a new public key has been posted in its stead.

The faux pas was spotted at 1:49pm ET by security researcher Juho Nurminen:

Oh shit Adobe pic.twitter.com/7rDL3LWVVz
Juho Nurminen (@jupenur) September 22, 2017

Nurminen was able to confirm that the key was associated with the psirt@adobe.com e-mail account.

Also at The Register and Wccftech.

[How many here have done something like this? Perhaps an extra file accidentally uploaded to GitHub? --Ed.]


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18:08

Azam Shaghaghi, Strategy Analyst at BMO Financial Group, joins our New Money Systems Board. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Azam Shaghaghi, Strategy Analyst at BMO Financial Group, joins our New Money Systems Board.

18:08

National Police arrive in Barcelona on ferry decorated with Looney Tunes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

CATALAN BID FOR INDEPENDENCE National Police arrive in Barcelona on ferry decorated with Looney Tunes As tensions between Madrid and Catalonia reach boiling point, Twitter users find the funny side of the peculiar choice of vessel. El Gobierno da un ultimtum a Puigdemont: si no desconvoca el referndum, dejarn que Silvestre se coma a Pioln. []

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18:08

Indian police absolved of murky encounter killing 8 escaped Muslim prisoners "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Not unexpectedly, a commission of enquiry has absolved the Indian police in the infamous murky Bhopal encounter wherein eight alleged SIMI activists were gunned down 12 kilometer from Bhopal city after they allegedly escaped from the high-security Bhopal Central Jail.

18:07

NYPD Officer Initiates Street Fight After Needlessly Trying To Handcuff Man, Over a Dozen Officers Swarm "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

JULY 3, 2015 A Facebook user named Jun IceaaPolice posted a video on facebook that reached nearly two million hits with the caption: brutality, Me and my men Goodbrotha Saykou

The post NYPD Officer Initiates Street Fight After Needlessly Trying To Handcuff Man, Over a Dozen Officers Swarm appeared first on Filming Cops.

18:05

Mexico City feels another 6.2 magnitude quake, citizens evacuate onto streets "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Earthquake warning sirens are currently sounding in Mexico City while the head of the city government has advised that emergency protocols have been activated following a 6.4 temblor in the city of Ixtepec in the southern state of Oaxaca. Initial reports from the Mexican Seismological authority said the quake struck at 07:53 am local time at a depth of 10 kilometers with an epicenter approximately 12 km north of the City of Ixtepec. This is around 530km south of Mexico City. In an update, the service downgraded it to a 6.1 magnitude earthquake, placing its epicenter seven kilometers west of the town of Union Hidalgo in Oaxaca at a depth of 75km. So far there have been no reports of injuries, fatalities or damage, reports news outlet 24 Horas.

18:04

New crustacean discovery in Dutch Zeeland "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Caprella equilibra, photo by Brian Prins

This photo by Brian Prins shows a crustacean species, new for the Netherlands: Caprella equilibra.

Its size is only four millimeter.

It was found near Borssele in Zeeland province.

18:04

German psychiatrist: "Migrants have an enormous potential for violence, with a completely different set of values - we have let in a time bomb" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On 18 September, German Public Broadcaster ZDF showed an interview by Peter Hahne. It posited the idea that Germany has been living in fear for quite some time and asks the questions: "Is that right? Are we Germans fearful in our own country for violence, terrorism and war? Or is this mood promoted, exaggerated by the media? What is the truth about 'German angst'?" On the ZDF website, the interview is introduced by noting increased crime in German cities, the growth in the number of terrorist attacks in Europe, assaults by immigrants against unreproachable citizens, the threat of climate change. So, the program asks, what is happening in the world, in Europe, in Germany? Is it really all that dangerous? Should we fear? Or is it a conspiracy "to make people live in fear and coerce them into a certain direction? What to make of the emotional state of the Germans? Is the fear genuine, or constructed? Can it be fought with arguments, proof and 'fact-checks'? These are the questions Peter Hahne discussed with his guests.

18:03

Warning Notice For Code Violations From Miami-Dade County After Irma "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Its for the revenue. Via WSVN: Hours after Irma passed, many of us were out clearing trees and branches from our yard. One Miami-Dade man got a visit from the county to bring him a warning. His reaction? Call Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser. As Irma whipped through South Florida, Celso Perez and his []

18:03

How to install xfs and create xfs file system on Debian/Ubuntu Linux "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I recently switched to a Ubuntu/Debian Linux server from a CentOS/RHEL 7.x. How do I install mkfs.xfs command on a Debian/Ubuntu Linux server? How do I create and manage file XFS file system on a Ubuntu or Debian Linux LTS server?

18:03

ISIS-Rapidly Spreading Its Tentacles in South Asia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Sajjad Shaukat for Veterans Today With the backing of some state actors and after its defeat by the Russian-led coalition of []

18:02

I Believe Trump WAS Directed by Heaven- But NOT for the Reasons We Believe "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With regards to the two asteroids I was speaking about 2006 VW139

Those who CAN hear WILL hear- those who CANT- WONT. And they WILL be held accountable for their CHOICES

18:02

Calling Kaepernick Son Of A Bitch, Trump Urges NFL To Fire All Protesting Players "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Civil libertarians, racial justice advocates, and NFL players from across the league expressed outrage overnight after President Donald Trump called on owners of professional football teams to fire players who express their political views.

In a veiled reference to quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who last season started a wave of protest by kneeling during pre-game National Anthems in protest of police killings of unarmed black men, Trump said during a campaign-style rally in Alabama on Friday night, Wouldnt you love to see one of the NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say Get that son of a bitch off the field right now?'

Bishop Sankey, running back for the Minnesota Vikings who called the presidents behavior a disgrace, was among the many players in the league who condemned the president for his comments.

Kaepernick remains unsigned to a team this season and though Trump did not mention him specifically by name the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has remained a key target among right-wingers who express the opinion that black athletes should keep quiet about their political opinions.

As journalist and justice activist Shaun King tweeted:

...

18:01

Venezuela Rejects Imposition of Sanctions by Canada "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

teleSUR | September 22, 2017 The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry has issued a statement categorically rejecting the illegal sanctions imposed by Canada on 40 Venezuelan government officials, including President Nicolas Maduro. It says this hostile action, whose only purpose is to attack Maduros government, breaks international law which is fundamental for the promotion of economic development []

18:00

Thousands Could Die: Puerto Rico Scrambles to Evacuate 70,000 as Dam Fails "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

(ZHE) Days after Hurricane Maria passed over the island and made its way west toward the Dominican Republican, Puerto Rico is still struggling with the initial response to the storm rescuing people stranded in remote villages, and moving thousands into government shelters. Meanwhile the islands first responders are making due without electricity, gas or cell phone service after the storm dealt a knockout blow to its infrastructure.

In what was perhaps the most destructive blow to the islands aging infrastructure, the NWS warned Friday that the Guajataca Dam in northwest Puerto Rico would soon fail, prompting the agency to issue a flash flood emergency warning for Isabela and Quebradillas municipalities. Now, authorities are scrambling to evacuate the residents of the river valley below the dam before their communities are entirely submurged. If the authorities dont act quickly, thousands could die one official in charge of the rescue response said.

According to federal reservoir data, the lake behind the dam, Lago de Guajataca, rose more than three feet between Tuesday and Wednesday, when the storm was still directly over the island. More recent data were unavailable. With floodwaters gushing into the Guajataca river valley, Reuters reports that emergency officials were scrambling Friday and Saturday to evacuate its nearly 70,000 residents before their villages have been completely submerged.

Video published by CBS shows waters gushing over the top of the 90-year-old dam, sending a wall of water racing into the valley below.

The National Weather Service warned of imminent failure and urged residents in the area to move to higher ground now.

The evacuation of the valley is perhaps the most high-stakes rescue effort of the past week, according to  Abner Gomez, executive director of Puerto Ricos emergency management a...

18:00

Moveable Feast Cafe 2017/09/23 Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

2017/09/23 16:00:01Welcome to the Moveable Feast Cafe. The Moveable Feast is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

17:59

India: Global child bride racket uncovered, eight Muslim sheikhs arrested "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Three qazis were arrested. A qazi is a judge of a Sharia court. Why would such men be involved in this? Because child marriage is Islamic. Islam has no age barrier in marriage and Muslims have no apology for those who refuse to accept this Ishaq Akintola, professor of Islamic Eschatology and Director of []

17:58

Famous Nammos loses beach contract over blocking public access "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Public Assets Department of the Greek Finance Ministry suspended the permission of beach use by famous Nammos restaurant and nightclub on the island of Mykonos. Reason for the suspension was that Nammos owners built a platform and a ramp for a concert in late August thus preventing public access to the beach. According to

The post Famous Nammos loses beach contract over blocking public access appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

17:57

Study asks if people with wide faces have a higher sex drive than those with narrow faces "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

New research published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior suggests that the size and shape of your face may predict your sex drive and how likely you are to cheat on your partner. Recently, behavioral and psychological researchers have taken an interest in facial morphology - that is, how the shape of the human face may correlate with certain attitudes, behaviors, and personality traits. For example, some studies have suggested that in men, a high facial width-to-height ratio (FWHR) may signal aggressiveness, unethical behavior, and even psychopathy. New research - led by Steven Arnocky, of Nipissing University in Ontario, Canada - examines the role of men and women's FWHR in sexual relationships, infidelity, and mate selection.

Phrenology is IN! Study asks if people with wide faces have a higher sex drive than those with narrow faces "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

New research published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior suggests that the size and shape of your face may predict your sex drive and how likely you are to cheat on your partner. Recently, behavioral and psychological researchers have taken an interest in facial morphology - that is, how the shape of the human face may correlate with certain attitudes, behaviors, and personality traits. For example, some studies have suggested that in men, a high facial width-to-height ratio (FWHR) may signal aggressiveness, unethical behavior, and even psychopathy. New research - led by Steven Arnocky, of Nipissing University in Ontario, Canada - examines the role of men and women's FWHR in sexual relationships, infidelity, and mate selection.

17:55

For the record: No, the world isnt ending this Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For the record: No, the world isnt ending this Saturday by: Mike Adams  Natural News Despite the popular predictions of some prophecy-minded groups, the world isnt ending this Saturday. I fully realize many people will be seriously disappointed by such a...

The post For the record: No, the world isnt ending this Saturday appeared first on The Daily Coin.

17:53

Trumps final push to undermine health care for tens of millions "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In his 80-minute speech last night at the rally in support of Luther Strange in the Alabama US senate primary race, Donald Trump railed at those senators who were balking at supporting the Graham-Cassidy bill, the latest Republican push in their attempt to undermine health care for many Americans. There was one item that stuck out at me, though, and that was when he said:

Speaking in Alabama, he said senators from his party who opposed the repeal lacked the guts to vote for it.

Senator John McCain dealt the Trump administrations efforts a potentially fatal blow when he said he could not vote for it in good conscience.

President Trump said his criticism was unexpected and terrible.

They gave me a list of 10 people that were absolute nos, he said. John McCain was not on the list so that was a totally unexpected thing, terrible, honestly terrible.

He was given ten absolute no votes? That is way more than I would have guessed.

Trump went on to describe his attempts to court senators to vote with him on undermining health care, saying Im on the phone screaming at people all day long for weeks, which I am sure they enjoyed. Is that the persuasion tactic that he recommends The Art of the Deal, the title of his own book that he boasts so much about? Or has he switched to the tactics in the 1974 book by Robert Ringer titled Winning Through Intimidation? Given that the Republicans have an authoritarian mindset, they are the kind of people who can be cowed into going along by being yelled at by an authority figure

The results of Tuesdays Alabama primary could play a role in the health care vote. If Strange can pull off a victory, that might have Republican senators fearing Trumps personal power and make them less likely to defy him. If Strange loses despite Trumps support, that might weaken his clout.

17:52

Trump Shames RINO McCain: You Let Arizona and Your Best Friend Lindsey Graham Down "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President Trump slammed RINO John McCain, (R-AZ) early Saturday morning over McCains opposition to the latest Obamacare repeal effort.

This comes after Senator McCain told reporters on Friday he cannot support the latest Obamacare repeal bill.

His hatred for Trump and the working man takes precedence over his campaign promises.

John McCain ran his election campaign on repealing Obamacare.

John McCain even ran campaign ads promising to repeal and replace Obamacare.

John McCain called Obamacare an exercise in sleeze back in 2012.

John McCain is a liar.

On Saturday President Trump published a series of tweets slamming the liar McCain.

17:52

IKEA Humans "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Samuel Biagetti in Jacobin, pondering the rootless modern liberal:

Jennifer and Jason are members of the upper middle class, living off their smarts and social connections rather than manual work. They live in the Sun Belt, in some newly gentrifying neighborhood of Queens, or in its equivalent in Montreal or Melbourne. They have college degrees and, even more importantly, college friends, which help to pull them up the slippery slope of middle-class employment. They are part of a scrambled white-collar workforce, drawn from all parts of the country and abroad, a lumpenbourgeoisie squeezing itself into selected wards of a few expensive cities. They follow trends in food, and music, and long-form television. Their politics are probably (but not definitely) liberal.
In the tradition of 19th-century social commentary, Biagetti considers Jennifer and Jason through the lens of their furniture, which is of course from IKEA:
Still, there is a good chance that Jennifer and Jason actually like their IKEA dressers, and prefer them to the old oak chest that their grandparents tried to foist on them. Indeed, the extraordinary popularity of IKEA testifies not only to its convenience but to its ability to appeal to the middle-class self-image. Jennifer and Jason are drawn to IKEA because it reflects who they are: they too are modern, movable, and interchangeable, their wants satisfiable in any neighborhood with a food co-op and a coffee shop. More fundamentally, Jennifer and Jason are untraceable, a composite material made from numberless scraps and pieces. They have a long catalog of home towns, and their accents are NPR neutral. They can probably rattle off the various nationalities in their family trees Dutch, Norwegian, Greek, and Jewish, maybe some Venezuelan or Honduran for a little color. From these backgrounds they retain no more than a humorous word or phrase, a recipe, or an Ellis Island anecdote, if that. They grew up amidst a scramble of white-collar professionals and went to college with a scramble of white-collar professionals kids. Their values are defined mainly by mass media, their tastes adorably quirky but never straying too far from their peers, and like the IKEA furniture that they buy in boxes, they too cut themselves into manageable, packaged pieces and market themselves online. They are probably spiritual but not religious. They have no pattern or model of life that bears any relation to the past before the internet. For all intents and purposes, they sprang up de novo in the modern city.
Some people would be tempted to call J and J cosmopolitan, but, says Biagetti, that doesn't really fit, because they actually live in a closed world and avoid interacting with people different from thems...

17:52

Afghanistan War Report September 23, 2017: US Deploys More Troops And Warplanes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

from SouthFront The US is increasing its military involvement in the Afghanistan conflict in an attempt to take an upper hand in a battle against the Taliban. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis announced on September 18 that the US will send more than 3,000 troops bringing the total number of personnel serving in the country []

17:51

The US backed SDF takes Large Portion of Syrian Oilfields from US backed ISIS "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Unless you've been asleep & have been reading any where else but here you would be unaware that this is a repeating pattern. The Kurds, on too many occasions to recount, have seen ISIS completely melt away, or the Kurds simply give ISIS a free pass at just the most opportune time. The ISIS walk away always allows the Kurds to take territory and resources- Water as just one example- Tabqa dam: Kurds Allow ISIS to Leave Tabqa & "Live to Fight Another Day"  Oil, most recently. The taking of the oil fields of Deir ez Zor - sees the same pattern, the one that has played out for years now, repeat itself yet again.

Yesterday it was reported that the oil fields were aflame.

Yes, its SOHR- But I have no doubt that ISIS would take undertake this type of action.

Image accompanying SOHR article
The smoke would hide nearly all that was taking place on the ground, conveniently
SOHR hasnt received information so far whether this fire is caused by burning the oil fields by the organization or burning holes filled with oil to confuse the warplanes and surveillance aircraft.  The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 19th of September 2017 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the flames have been raging for more than three hours in the largest gas field in Syria, the Koniko gas field, of which the regime forces are about 5 km away, the Syria Democratic Forces are about 13 km away

 According to SOHR, SDF was 13 kms away and yet through all this smoke and fire they were able to take the...

17:50

Retefe banking Trojan leverages EternalBlue exploit to infect Swiss users "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Cyber criminals behind the Retefe banking Trojan have improved it by adding a new component that uses the NSA exploit EternalBlue.

ETERNALBLUE is the alleged NSA exploit that made the headlines with DOUBLEPULSAR in the WannaCry attack and NotPetya massive attacks.

ETERNALBLUE targets the SMBv1 protocol and it has become widely adopted in the community of malware developers.

Investigations on WannaCry, for example, revealed that at least other 3 different groups have been leveraging the NSA EternalBlue exploit. In August, a new fileless miner dubbed CoinMiner appeared in the wild, it uses NSA EternalBlue exploit and WMI tool to spread, earlier this year, researchers at Flashpoint observed the TrickBot banking Trojan also included an EternalBlue module as well.

Cyber criminals behind the Retefe banking Trojan have improved it by adding a new component that uses the NSA exploit EternalBlue.

The Retefe banking Trojan has historically targeted Austria, Sweden, Switzerland and Japan, and we have also observed it targeting banking sites in the United Kingdom. While it has never reached the scale or notoriety of better-known banking Trojans such as Dridex or Zeus, it is notable for its consistent regional focus, and interesting implementation. states the analysis published by ProofPoint.

Unlike Dridex or other banking Trojans that rely on webinjects to hijack online banking sessions, Retefe operates by routing traffic to and from the targeted banks through various proxy servers, often hosted on the TOR network, 

Researchers have observed a wave of phishing messages using weaponized Microsoft Office documents. containing embedded Package Shell Objects, or Object Linking and Embedding Objects, that are typically Windo...

17:49

Women Have Quarter of A Brain Saudi Cleric Claims "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Saudi cleric has been slated for saying that women dont deserve to drive because they only have a quarter of a brain. Sheikh Saad Al-Hijri was also banned from performing his religious duties because of his outrageous comments. Al-Hijri made his brain-numbing remarks at a lecture aptly titled, The evils of women driving. Women []

17:48

Nouveau Developers Remain Blocked By NVIDIA From Advancing Open-Source Driver "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Longtime Nouveau contributors Martin Peres and Karol Herbst presented at this week's XDC2017 X.Org conference at the Googleplex in Mountain View. It was a quick talk as they didn't have a whole lot to report on due to their open-source NVIDIA "Nouveau" driver efforts largely being restricted by NVIDIA Corp...

17:48

Francia: Solidaridad Incendiaria / Reivindicacin de Ataque Incendiario Contra la Gendarmera de Grenoble "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

[Traducido por Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras desde Insurrection News]

21.09.17: Este jueves a las tres de la maana, el segundo da del juicio por el coche quemado.

Entramos en el cuartel de gendarmera de Vigny-Musset. Se quemaron 6 camionetas de intervencin y dos camiones de logstica. Ms de 1500 metros cuadrados del garaje y el almacn fueron destruidos.

Esta accin es parte de una ola de ataques en solidaridad con personas que estn en juicio en este momento.

Fuerza para Kara y Krem.

Unos pensamientos para Damien, recientemente golpeado por los policas.

Cualquiera que sea el resultado del juicio, la polica y la justicia seguirn siendo atacados.

Nuestra hostilidad es un fuego que se extiende.

Los Nocturnos

3...

17:45

"Fukushima Update: 15,325.2 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.
- Shiva

Updated September 23, 2017: Fukushima Equals 15,325.2 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow; There is No Place On Earth to Escape the Rad: The 3 melted-through cores of the destroyed reactors, now melted together into a single "corium" totaling over 600 tons, at Fukushima daily release the radioactive equivalent of 6.45 Hiroshima bombs directly into the atmosphere and the Pacific Ocean. As of September 23, 2017 - 2,376 days since the disaster began - this equals the detonation of 15,325.2 Hiroshima atomic bombs and it is still going strong, with no end in sight, considering that the half-life of uranium...

17:45

Unintended consequences & ugly repercussions: Catalonia situation deteriorating "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As NakedCapitalism's Jerri-Lynn writes, the Catalonia crisis is accelerating, with Madrid's crackdown increasing support for independence even among those previously not so disposed. This does not look like it will end well. Spain will deploy police reinforcements to the northeastern region of Catalonia to maintain order and take action if a referendum on independence pledged by the Catalan government but deemed illegal by Spain should take place, officials said Friday. AP reports that an Interior Ministry statement said the extra agents would provide backing for the Catalan regional police who are also under orders to prevent the staging of the referendum. But protests continue to grow and Rajoy's actions only seem to solidify opposition... "I feel the way people used to feel during Franco regime. Nothing less. Because Francoism is still alive," said protester Josep Selva, referring to Gen. Francisco Franco's military regime that ruled Spain between 1939 and 1978, three years after his death. "The political reform of 1978 only legalized Francoism and disguised it as democracy," he said. But, as WolfStreet.com's Don Quijones points out Madrid's crackdown on Catalonia is already having one major consequence, presumably unintended: many Catalans who were until recently staunchly opposed to the idea of national independence are now reconsidering their options.

17:44

India using chilli sprays, stun grenades to dissuade Rohingya Muslim refugee influx "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

These are harmless refugees being kept out by an Islamophobic government, right? Well, thats not how Indian authorities see it: Our investigations have revealed that Al Qaeda wants to use India and Bangladesh as their base to start a religious war against Myanmar, said New Delhi police official Pramod Singh Khuswah. Clearly they are a []

17:43

ACLU Sues City of St. Louis For Police Misconduct During Protests "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There have been a lot of protests recently in St. Louis, Missouri after a judge declared a cop not guilty of murdering an unarmed black man that he shot with

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17:42

After Member Is Deported, Teamsters Declare As A Sanctuary Union "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Sarah Jaffe for In These TImes - Welcome to Interviews for Resistance. Were now several months into the Trump administration, and activists have scored some important victories in those months. Yet there is always more to be done, and for many people, the question of where to focus and how to help remains. In this series, we talk with organizers, agitators and educators about how to resist and build a better world. George Miranda: This is George Miranda. I am president of the 120,000-member Teamsters Joint Council 16. Its an umbrella group made up of 27 different local unions in New York City. Sarah Jaffe: Lets start at the beginning. One of your members was deported last week, right? George: Correct. Eber Garcia Vasquez was deported basically because his asylum case was rejected. He has been a Teamster for 26 years and has been working in this country and raising his family on that. He has been reporting in routinely, as he is required to. This time, he went in, and they kept him and scheduled him for deportation. He left behind his family, including three kids. He married a U.S. citizen, and his three kids are U.S. citizens. He was on his way to a green card. Now he is in Guatemala. That is the story. If it happens to him, it could happen to anybody.

17:42

Security cameras can be hacked using infrared light, claims study "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Researchers hack security camera networks with IR LEDs

Cybersecurity experts from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel have demonstrated that security cameras infected with malware can be hacked invisibly and controlled using infrared (IR) light, which then can be used to either infiltrate a network or disclose sensitive information from the cameras network.

In a paper titled aIR-Jumper: Covert Air-Gap Exfiltration/Infiltration via Security Cameras & Infrared (IR), the researchers said that the technique can be used on professional and home security cameras, and even LED doorbells, which can detect infrared light (IR), not visible to the human eye. CCTV cameras are equipped with IR LEDs, used for night vision, and are perfect for the aIR-Jumper technique to exploit.

In this paper, we show how attackers can use surveillance cameras and infrared light to establish bi-directional covert communication between the internal networks of organizations and remote attackers. We present two scenarios: exfiltration (leaking data out of the network) and infiltration (sending data into the network), the researchers wrote.

The cyber team led by Dr. Mordechai Guri, head of research and development for BGUs Cyber Security Research Center (CSRC), demonstrated how IR can be used to create a secret communication channel between malware installed on an internal computer network and an attacker located at a distance of hundreds of metres to kilometres away with direct line of sight.

The researchers were able to leak internal data at a bit rate of 20bit/s per camera and were able to deliver commands to the network at bit rate of more than 100bit/s from one camera. The aIR-Jumper method can be used to transfer hidden signals to surveillance cameras, including PIN codes, passwords, and encryption keys, which are modulated, encoded, and then transferred to attackers.

Security cameras are unique in that they have one leg inside the organization, connected to the internal networks for security purposes, and the other leg outside the organization, aimed specifically at a nearby public space, providing very convenient optical access from various directions and angles, Mordechai Guri said in the release.

The researchers uploaded two videos on YouTube, wherein the first video shows an attacker sending infrared signals to the security camera, while the second one shows the camera (which is already infected with malware) exfiltrating data from the affected network.

In an infiltration scenario, an attacker standing in a public area (e.g., in the s...

17:41

Russia prepping lawsuit for illegal U.S. seizure of diplomatic property as Russian diplomats evicted from San Francisco homes - but justice unlikely "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russia would have little chance of winning a favorable judgment on the illegality of the US government seizing its diplomatic property in the United States if the issue was ever brought before any court especially one in America, analysts told Sputnik. On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference after the BRICS Summit in China said he would instruct the Foreign Ministry to go to court after the US State Department seized three Russian diplomatic facilities in retaliation for Moscow's decision to cut US diplomatic staff in Russia. Russian diplomats left the Consulate General in San Francisco and two other diplomatic entities in New York City and Washington on Saturday, while US security agents entered the premises and conducted a search, which Moscow said violated the Vienna Convention.

17:41

ADA Untroubled By Yet Another Study Pointing To Fluorides Negative Health Impacts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For decades, many groups have fought against the inclusion of fluoride in publicly supplied water, arguing that the risks of mass fluoride consumption outweigh the purported benefits. Now, a new study published in Environmental Health Perspectives has added to the scientific literature that suggests that fluoride negatively impacts human intelligence, especially in children and infants.

The study, surprisingly, was widely reported in the U.S. mainstream media despite the fact that its findings contradict the governments official position regarding the safety of fluoride.

The study examined nearly 300 sets of mothers and children living in Mexico and tested the childrens cognitive development twice over a 12 year period. A drop in scores on intelligence tests was observed for every 0.5 milligram-per-liter increase in fluoride exposure beyond 0.8 milligrams per liter found in maternal urine. While researchers found a potential connection to prenatal fluoride exposure, they found no significant influence of fluoride exposure on brain development once a child was born.

While the study is likely to cause concern for mothers-to-be around the world, the findings of this study will be of particular concern for those living in areas where public water is fluoridated. In Mexico, where the study was conducted, fluoride is not added to public water supplies and fluoride exposure largely occurs via naturally occurring fluoride in the environment, fluoridated salt and supplements. In contrast, three-quarters of the U.S. population is exposed to fluoride through public water, in addition to other sources of fluoride such as fluoridated toothpaste.

FluorideHowever, the American Dental Association (ADA) took issue with the study, stating, its findings are not applicable to the U.S. The ADA continues to endorse fluoridation of public water as the most effective public health measure to prevent tooth decay. The ADA declined to state why the studys findings were not applicable to pregnant women in the United States, given that fluoride co...

17:40

Medieval Shipwrecks in the Black Sea. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A shipwreck from the medieval period, of a type known from literature but never previously seen, was discovered during an underwater survey of the Black Sea this past summer. UConn researcher Kroum Batchvarov says seeing it for the first time was a truly thrilling moment. (Courtesy of Kroum Batchvarov).

While conducting their mapping in late summer using the most advanced underwater survey equipment in the world, Batchvarov and his colleagues discovered a total of 43 shipwrecks. The team had expected to see sunken ships, but were surprised at just what they found.

An Ottoman period shipwreck with well preserved wood carvings. The images, which show the shipwrecks in three dimensions, were produced by a process known as photogrammetry. It combines photographs and videos taken by cameras mounted on remotely operated vehicles with distance measurements produced by sonars. (Courtesy of Kroum Batchvarov).

Batchvarov first spotted the well preserved medieval shipwreck on a screen in the control room of the expedition ship after nearly 48 hours of monitoring images from the high remote survey vehicle moving along the floor of the Black Sea.

That was a truly thrilling moment. We spent the next six hours looking at the wreck. No one had ever seen anything like it, he says. We had known of it. There have been descriptions in Venetian manuscripts that survived from the 15th century describing earlier vessels. But this was the first time that we were seeing it.

The ship was complete, according to Batchvarov: The masts were still standing. You could see the spars [wooden poles], the yards on deck. Everything was there.

[]

The vessels the Black Sea MAP team discovered date over the course of a millennium, from the 9th to the 19th centuries. Many were merchant ships from the...

17:40

H-Bombs -vs- A-Bombs: Whats The Difference & Why Does N. Korea Crave Thermonuclear? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The most recent North Korean nuclear test was claimed by Pyongyang to be a successful hydrogen bomb detonation. While the experts question whether the country is actually capable of using it, what are the main differences between H- and A-bombs? The test was performed by Pyongyang on September 3, and resulted in perfect success, according []

17:40

Fool Me Twice: Trojan Horse Democrats Pile Into the House of Single-Payer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It's great the so many senators co-sponsored Bernie's single-payer bill. But it does not mean that most, or any, of those Democratic senators actually support single-payer. Most of those Democrats have signed on because they felt politically forced to. But many of them do not support single-payer, have no intention of actually working to make it happen, and will, in fact, do their best to undermine and prevent it

17:39

See Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria from the air "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Puerto Rico ravaged by Hurricane Maria

PUERTO RICO (INTELLIHUB) A birdseye view of the devastation created by Hurricane Marias powerful winds and waters.

Featured Image: Western Area Power/Flickr
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17:37

Hundreds at Istanbul funeral of slain Syrian activist and daughter; US condemns murders "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Undefined

The killings have rocked the Syrian-exile community in Turkey and triggered opposition demands for accountability

17:36

Straws in the Wind for a Reset in US-Russian Relations "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By M.K. BHADRAKUMAR Asia Times 23.09.2017 The receding specters of a war involving North Korea and a US-Russia confrontation in Syria. The sound of cracking ice in the frozen conflict in Ukraine. Russia and the United States bidding farewell to tits-for-tat. Is this the dawn of a brave new world? You might be []

China implements additional UN restrictions on North Korea, caps oil supplies and bans gas exports "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

China is to limit the export of refined oil products and totally ban exports of liquefied natural gas and gas condensate to North Korea, as well as textile imports from that country, the Ministry of Commerce has announced. China will limit refined oil exports to North Korea to 500,000 barrels for the period from next Sunday, October 1, to the end of the year, in compliance with the latest UN restrictive measures imposed on Pyongyang due to its sixth nuclear test earlier in September. The UN resolution states that starting next year, exports of the refined oil products such as gasoline, diesel, heavy fuel oil, etc. will be capped at 2 million barrels annually.

Former aide Gorka: Trump to dump new team and reunite old team "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sebastian Gorka, until recently a deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, has predicted that Trump will conduct an imminent cull of his White House team in order to bring back people more beholden to the president's original agenda. Gorka was ousted from the White House last month, just days after his former Breitbart News colleague Steve Bannon met a similar fate as part of a shakeup in the wake of John Kelly's arrival as Trump's chief of staff. Since coming on board at the end of July, Kelly, a former general, has sought to cut out the numerous voices competing for the president's attention, restricting access to those who, like Bannon, once regularly dropped by the Oval Office. Reports have since described Trump as isolated within the West Wing. And Gorka, a self-styled counter-terrorism expert who earned Trump's admiration with his combative defense of the president in interviews, does not believe the current setup will continue for much longer.

17:35

According to a Recent Study, Teenagers Are Avoiding Booze, Sex and Driving Like Never Before "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For most of the time, everyone has always perceived the teenage years to be dangerous because teenagers are so reckless. However, a new study shows that todays teens are actually avoiding the rebellious lifestyle.

There are a lot of bad things about modern day society, and us media folks tend to have a habit of reporting on the negative sides a bit too much. While there is a variety of different issues with society today, there are actually some surprisingly good things about it too! While most people view teenagers as reckless and rebellious, a new study suggests that todays teens are less rambunctious than the typical teenager.

Parents always dread the teenage years and its understandable. The teenage years are where we ultimately discover ourselves and it can also be kind of a make it or break it phase of life. Parents tend to dread the teenage years because they are concerned for their kids safety. People worry about teenagers getting drunk and driving, getting addicted to drugs, or end up becoming a parent before theyre ready. However, a recent study conducted by psychologists Jean Twenge and Heejung Park found that teenagers these days prefer to sit at home, say no to drugs and alcohol, and scroll through social media instead of partying! This an awesome sign for the future of our generation.

The study was published in the journal Child Development. It analyzed survey responses from over 8.5 million teenagers given between 1976 and 2016. Todays teens were found to be less likely to drive, work for pay, go on dates, have sex, or even go out without their parents! This isnt just about parenting, Twenge told Business Insider. Its also about teens themselves and the economy and fertility rates and people living longer.

While the studies conclusions are based on personal survey responses it might not apply to all of the generation Z.

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17:35

Western Propaganda in Southeast Asia a True Success Story "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

7555444It is all done in a fully barefaced manner. Those who are not part of this world could never even dream about such a perfect design.

You come to your club, in my case to The Foreign Correspondent Club of Thailand (FCCT), and immediately the long arm of indoctrination begins stretching towards you.

You place yourself on a comfortable couch, and soon after get fully serviced. You get instructed, told what to think and how to formulate or modify your ideas.

You are periodically shown movies about corruption and immorality in China. You get encouraged to participate in some public discussions that are, among other things, trashing the anti-Western president of the Philippines.

Although lately also the Middle East, and particularly Syria, are brought into the spotlight.

Of course almost all that is on offer in such places like FCCT is the Western view, or concretely a set of Western views raging from conservative to liberal. The club is located in Asia, in the heart of Southeast Asia, but very few Asians are invited to speak here, except the few Thais who are well versed in the Western way of thinking. Or Western agents like the Dalai Lama, of course such individuals can come anytime they want! Forget about hearing from the other side youd never stumble here over speakers such as Communist thinkers or writers from Mainland China, or pro-Duterte academics or activists from the Philippines.

Most of the Thais who get spotted at the FCCT are actually those who provide support services for the Western gurus of mainstream media: interpreters, fixers, waiters and as well as some administrative support staff.

This is not a place for Asians to lecture Westerners about Asia; this is where Westerners tell Asians how to think in general, and what to think about their own countries in particular.

On the same floor as the FCCT, right down the narrow carpeted corridor, there are the offices of the BBC, the NBC and several other mainstream Western media outlets. The Penthouse of the Maneeya Center Building in Bangkok is actually a self-sufficient propaganda complex.

And tonight it is offering a free screening (free for us, members) of a U.S. documentary film called Salam Neighbor, about Jordans huge Zaatari refugee camp, whi...

17:34

Police Unions, Police Officers, And Police Abolition "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Rosa Squillacote for Portside - Abolition of the carceral state is a fundamental political goal for the Left today: specifically, abolishing the carceral states logic and institution. Abolition is both a goal and a discourse: it informs the strategies we adopt, as well as the framework we use to critique the carceral state and describe alternatives. It is inherently forward-thinking: we are no closer to abolition than to the revolution. The question of how the Left should regard police unions is therefore a question of whether and how police unions fit into the goal of abolition. I argue that we must understand police officers as individuals, with different interests, experiences, and opinions about their work, in order to develop political strategies necessary in the long fight for abolition. Police unions can play a strategically useful role by reflecting this diversity of individuals and opening a conversation about the relationship between the conditions and consequences of law enforcement. Abolition is not around the corner: we have a long way to go in this battle. Reforms are therefore necessary, and happen as a result of strategic political action, not grandstanding. The carceral state is brutal, oppressive, and deadly, which is why we cannot afford to compromise our goal, and why we also cant afford to reject political opportunities along the way strategies, allies, tactics, etc.

17:34

Trump meets with Ghani, focus on mineral resources "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President Donald Trump and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have voiced support for US companies developing Afghanistan's vast trove of minerals, in what Trump sees as payment for the US's role in the drawn out war. The two leaders met in New York on Thursday, where they discussed how American companies can help "quickly develop Afghanistan's rare earth mineral resources," the White House said in a statement. The White House said the two "agreed that such initiatives would help American companies develop materials critical to national security while growing Afghanistan's economy and creating new jobs in both countries, therefore defraying some of the costs of United States assistance as Afghans become more self-reliant." Trump has had his eyes on Afghanistan's vast mineral resources as a way to cover the $117 billion cost of the war and reconstruction efforts since the US began bombing and occupying the country in 2001. Reuters reports that Trump told advisors in June that the US should demand a share of Afghanistan's minerals as a payment for US assistance given to the Afghan government. In July, the New York Times reported that senior White House aides met with an executive from American Elements, which specialises in mineral extraction, to discuss the potential for Afghanistan. Afghanistan is home to vast deposits of gold, silver, platinum, coal, lithium, natural gas, uranium, tantalum and copper, among other minerals.

17:34

Trump Ticked Off Some In NFL Last Night And They Fired Back. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Weenies. Via Biz Pac Review: It looks like President Trump just gave NFL players something else to protest. Trumps condemnation of players who kneel during the national anthem drew cheers and applause at a rally for Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange on Friday night, but NFL players immediately fired back. Trump stay in ur place []

17:34

Southeast Asia sees rapid spread of a 'super malaria', resistant to the most effective anti-malaria drug "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The rapid spread of "super malaria" in South East Asia is an alarming global threat, scientists are warning. This dangerous form of the malaria parasite cannot be killed with the main anti-malaria drugs. It emerged in Cambodia but has since spread through parts of Thailand, Laos and has arrived in southern Vietnam. The team at the Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Bangkok said there was a real danger of malaria becoming untreatable. Prof Arjen Dondorp, the head of the unit, told the BBC News website: "We think it is a serious threat. "It is alarming that this strain is spreading so quickly through the whole region and we fear it can spread further [and eventually] jump to Africa."

17:32

Report: US created an Afghani force unable to provide national security "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Pentagon has spent billions outfitting Afghan forces without giving them proper training, failing to understand the full "complexities and scale of the mission," a government watchdog said, also pointing out other flaws in US strategy. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) issued a critical report on Thursday, titled Reconstructing the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces: Lessons From the US Experience in Afghanistan SIGAR found the US government ill-prepared to help Afghanistan in building proper security forces that could protect the country from "internal and external threats and prevent the country from becoming a terrorist safe haven." One of the key problems outlined in the report was that Afghan soldiers, while being handed advanced weaponry, were poorly trained. The US and NATO instructors sent to Afghanistan were themselves undertrained and undermanned, with the NATO training mission for ANDSF missing at least 50 percent of its staff. Over 100,000 Afghan police were trained by US Army pilots, infantry officers, and civilian contractors, despite these clear concerns about the competency of the instructors.

17:32

The biased referendum for an independent Kurdistan in Iraq "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Massoud Barzani, President of the region of the Iraqi Kurdistan, has declared that in the absence of any counter-proposals from the International community, the referendum on independence, scheduled for Monday 25 September 2017, would definitely go ahead. The UN Security Council (UNSC) has not managed to reach either a resolution (which would have legal force in international law), or even a declaration from its President (which indicates the positions of the Council members). All the UNSC (...)

17:31

The Parsons Green bombing 1 week later: What do we now know? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A week has passed since the terrorist attack on Parsons Green tube station in West London, but police have offered few definitive answers at this stage. RT rounds up what we know so far. Although no one was killed in the blast, 30 commuters were injured when an improvised explosive device (IED), planted towards the rear of a District Line train, partially detonated during morning rush hour. The official terrorism threat level in the UK has returned to 'severe', meaning an attack is highly likely, but no longer imminent, having been raised to 'critical' in the aftermath of the blast. Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) claimed responsibility for the bombing via its Amaq news agency. As Londoners try to return to life as normal, RT sums up everything we know so far about the attack and the ongoing police investigation.

17:30

"Uncle Sam vs. Russia in Eastern Syria: the Nightmare Scenario" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"Uncle Sam vs. Russia in Eastern Syria:
 the Nightmare Scenario" 
By Mike Whitney

"The impending collapse of ISIS has touched off a race for territory in the oil-rich eastern part of Syria pitting US-backed forces against the Russian-led coalition of Syria, Iran and Hezbollah. This is the nightmare scenario that everyone wanted to avoid. Washington and Moscows armies are now converging on the same area at the same time greatly increasing the probability of a conflagration between the two nuclear-armed superpowers. The only way a clash can be avoided is if one party backs down, which seems increasingly unlikely.

The situation can be easily explained. The vast swath of territory captured by ISIS is steadily shrinking due to the dogged perseverance of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) which has liberated most of the countryside west of the Euphrates River including the former ISIS stronghold at Deir Ezzor, a critical garrison at the center of the fighting. ISIS is also getting pressure from the north where the US-backed SDF is pounding their capital at Raqqa while deploying troops and tanks southward to the oil fields in Deir Ezzor province.

Washington has made it clear that it wants its proxy-army to control the area east of the Euphrates...

17:30

Iran Test-Fires New Ballistic Missile With Range of 1,200 Miles Reports "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Iran Test-Fires New Ballistic Missile With Range of 1,200 Miles Reports from Sputnik News According to the Press TV broadcaster, Iran successfully tested a new ballistic missile Khorramshahr that had been shown at a military parade the day before....

The post Iran Test-Fires New Ballistic Missile With Range of 1,200 Miles Reports appeared first on The Daily Coin.

17:29

An independent Kurdistan will allow Israel to 'kill two birds with one stone' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Kurdistan independence vote scheduled for September 25 will play into Tel Aviv's hands: an independent Kurdish state would allow Israel to solve its energy issues and weaken its regional rivals Iraq and Syria, Iraqi expert told Sputnik. For his part, a Syrian general revealed what steps the Syrian Army is taking to halt Kurdish separatism. Israel has good reason to support the creation of an independent Kurdistan in the Middle East, Iraqi security expert Ahmed al-Sharifi told Sputnik Arabic: This project targets Damascus and Baghdad to guarantee water and energy supplies to Tel Aviv. "Since 2005 [Benjamin] Netanyahu has spoken about the necessity of building an oil pipeline from [the Iraqi cities of] Kirkuk and Mosul to the Mediterranean Sea through Syria, to provide Israel with a constant source of energy," al-Sharifi emphasized. According to the expert, Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) was created "to replace the governments in Syria and Iraq with pro-American authorities." It would also have played into the hand of Israel, he believes. "It would have allowed Israel to maintain control over oil and water resources," al-Sharifi suggested. "Additionally, [Tel Aviv] would have had loyal neighbors from the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean basin."

17:29

Cass County Sheriffs Deputy Charged With Sexual Misconduct With a Minor "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A former Cass County Sheriffs deputy was booked into jail Friday night on a charge of sexual misconduct with a minor after waiting hours to exit his residence and surrender

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17:27

This Couples Photoshoot Is Going Viral For The Best Possible Reason "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Messages of body positivity may be pervading mainstream society, but many women and men are still made to feel as if their physical forms are inadequate. It is likely because of this that a recent boudoir photoshoot of an unconventional couple recently went viral after being posted to Facebook by Wolf & Rose Photography.

Stephanie and Arryn, a young couple from Texas, are friends with the photographers behind Wolf & Rose Photography and agreed to the photoshoot when they saw an open call for everyday models. Little did they know their steamy pics would inspire millions

The photoshoot turned out to be a real confidence-booster for Stephanie. I honestly have never felt more attractive, she told HuffPost. I was so nervous to see the final result. I didnt know what to expect. But when I saw the album, I was shocked. I look so in love and confident. Every person should be able to see themselves in that light. It is really eye-opening.

Ordinarily, curvier women such as her are made to feel bad about exposing their bodies. This is because stretch marks and love handles are not deemed attractive qualities by mainstream culture. However, Stephanie loves her body and so does Arryn. Aware of this, Stephanie used the photoshoot as an opportunity to spread an important message about body positivity something she has struggled with all of her life.

I remember being in junior high and looking at myself in the mirr...

17:27

Robert Spencer: We are living in the age of absurdity "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Last Monday, I spoke to an overflow crowd at the Santa Monica Republican Women Federateds September monthly luncheon. There is no video, but here is a good report about the event. Robert Spencer Tells Santa Monica Women #Republicans About #PussyHats and #VaginaCostumes, by Michael Greer, Santa Monica Observer, September 22, 2017: The Santa Monica Republican []

17:27

Iran unveiled new ballistic missile at military parade hours before test "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Iran has successfully test-fired a new long-range ballistic missile that can carry several warheads to hit multiple targets, local media reported. The test comes hours after the locally-made missile was unveiled at a military parade in Tehran. Footage aired by the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) on Friday showed the missile launched from an unknown location. The video also featured telemetry camera footage from four different angles, purportedly showing the moment when the missile was discharged. The Khorramshahr missile is the third Iran has purchased, with a range of 2,000 kilometers, according to Mehr news agency. "The 2,000-km-range missile can carry the warhead 1,800km away," the Commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh told reporters on Friday. "The specification of this missile is that it can carry several warheads instead of one to hit several targets," he added. The Khorramshahr missile, weighing more than a ton, has been manufactured in a smaller and more tactical size. It will be put into operation in the near future.

17:26

Somalias Puntland region captures weapons-laden boat from Yemen "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Somalias semi-autonomous region of Puntland seized a boat loaded with weapons from Yemen in Saturdays early hours, the regional maritime police chief said. Puntland authorities displayed dozens of anti-aircraft guns, machine guns, AK-47 rifles and dozens of boxes of ammunition seized from the boat after it was stopped in coastal waters off the Horn of []

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17:25

Old Walmart store converted to FEMA base in Houston? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It appears that an old Walmart store in Houston was requisitioned for a FEMA camp

HOUSTON, Texas (INTELLIHUB) It looks like the Federal Emergency Management Agency may have converted a building which housed an old Walmart store into a base and storage facility.

A video published to the joe mendoza YouTube channel on Sept. 19 reveals how the federal facility which took about two years to set up is now active and FEMA busses, trailers, and other equipment can be seen on site along with personnel.

The facility is equipped with a surveillance system, lights, restrooms, showers, and other features that were previously incorporated into the original design of the Walmart store itself.

A security guard was spotted on site.

It used to be a Walmart, the man said. All the Walmarts are going to be like this.

FEMA barges have also been seen in Port Arthur.

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17:25

Human Rights Watch: UN council has utterly failed to investigate war crimes committed under guise of fighting terrorism in Iraq "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused the UN Security Council (UNSC) of failing to investigate war crimes and rights abuses by anti-ISIS forces in Iraq. The group said it's a "flawed and selective" approach that turns a blind eye to abuses that have plagued the country for decades. On Thursday, the UNSC unanimously adopted a US-backed resolution that sets up an investigative team to collect evidence of "war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide" committed by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) members. While many welcomed the decision, with US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley saying the "landmark resolution was a major first step in addressing ISIL atrocities, especially against women," Human Rights Watch said the UN Council has utterly failed to include abuses by anti-ISIS forces.

17:25

James Comeys Rough Reception At Howard University "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By David A. Graham for The Atlantic - The former FBI director has been at the center of controversy for months, but protestors at the historically black university on Friday focused on his history of comments about race and policing. The start of the school year can be tough for anyone, even if youre the 56-year-old former director of the FBI. While James Comey has found himself at the center of the countrys major political controversy this year, on Friday he was the object of protest for reasons that had nothing to do with Russia, Michael Flynn, or Donald Trump. On Friday, Comey addressed Howard Universitys convocation, the ceremony starting the year and welcoming the new freshman class. As a prominent public figure whos teaching at Howard this year as the Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy, Comey could look like a natural pick. Or maybe not. When Comey came to the lectern at Cramton Auditorium in D.C. on Friday, he was met by cheers, jeers, and singing. For several minutes, as the enormously tall Comey stood quietly and awkwardly, a group of students protested his appearance. They sang civil-rights songsWe Shall Not Be Movedand chants: I love being black. Other demonstrators gathered outside. Comey eventually got started, speaking through more disruptions. However much Comey made sense as a convocation speaker, it makes sense that hed face protests too. Even setting aside Comeys specific background, Howard is a particularly engaged campus even among historically black colleges.

17:24

Whitewashing the Vietnam war: Ken Burn's documentary revises the great crime to legitimize more wars of aggression "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

One of the most hyped "events" of American television, The Vietnam War, has started on the PBS network. The directors are Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Acclaimed for his documentaries on the Civil War, the Great Depression and the history of jazz, Burns says of his Vietnam films, "They will inspire our country to begin to talk and think about the Vietnam war in an entirely new way". In a society often bereft of historical memory and in thrall to the propaganda of its "exceptionalism", Burns' "entirely new" Vietnam war is presented as "epic, historic work". Its lavish advertising campaign promotes its biggest backer, Bank of America, which in 1971 was burned down by students in Santa Barbara, California, as a symbol of the hated war in Vietnam. Burns says he is grateful to "the entire Bank of America family" which "has long supported our country's veterans". Bank of America was a corporate prop to an invasion that killed perhaps as many as four million Vietnamese and ravaged and poisoned a once bountiful land. More than 58,000 American soldiers were killed, and around the same number are estimated to have taken their own lives.

17:22

18 Million Year Old Asexual Worm Could Unlock Secrets of Cloning Humans "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Scientists have revealed how an asexual worm that lived 18 million years ago has been cloning itself without sexual reproduction solving a longstanding mystery. The species of tiny, transparent roundworm, Diploscapter pachys, belongs to one of the oldest living lineages of asexual animals, researchers confirmed. The research by New York University (NYU)s Center for []

17:20

General chat "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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

17:18

McMaster told Mossad, IDF chiefs that Hezbollah is a resistance group, not a terror group "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

August meeting with US officials grew heated when H.R. McMaster rejected Israel's Hezbollah concerns, denied it was a terror group. US National Security Advisor General H.R. McMaster denied that Hezbollah was a terrorist group. He has also taken other stands that outrage Israel partisans. A new bombshell report alleges that a meeting between high-level Israeli officials and their American counterparts last month deteriorated when National Security Adviser H.R McMaster brushed off Israel's concerns about Hezbollah, at one point backing up an aide who denied that Hezbollah is a terror organization. According to the report on Channel 10 and PJ Media, McMaster yelled at Israeli officials, and denied that the Iran-backed militia is a terrorist group. Israeli had sent a high-level delegation to meet with their American counterparts on August 27, in order to discuss the looming threat by the Hezbollah terror group. Israel is worried that the militia is becoming entrenched on its Syrian border, and were incensed with McMaster brought along NSC Senior Director on Counter-Terrorism Mustafa Javed Ali, even asking him to leave the room when he denied that Hezbollah is a terror group.

17:16

No-brainer: Internal report finds Merkel should have gotten parliament's approval for opening borders to migrants "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A report written by the German parliament's legal experts has found that parliament and not Angela Merkel should have decided on opening Germany's borders to refugees in September 2015. The report by the Bundestag Scientific Office, a team of non-partisan legal experts, stated that it is the role of the Bundestag (German parliament) to decide on all matters of essential relevance to the state. In the document, the main findings of which were published by Die Welt on Friday, the experts do not explicitly say that the decision made by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on September 4th 2015 to take in tens of thousands of refugees was a decision "of essential relevance to the state." Instead they refer to a ruling by the Federal Constitutional Court on refugees reuniting with their families in Germany. The ruling stated that "parliament is obliged to decide on whether, and to what extent, the proportion of non-Germans in the population will be altered by the arrival of foreigners inside the country."

17:15

NFL Commissioner Lectures Trump Not the Jackass Anti-Cop Players Kneeling during the Anthem "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President Trump lashed out at NFL players protesting the national anthem on Friday while at a campaign rally for Senator Luther Strange (R-AL).

President Trump brought up the NFL players who disrespect our flag and our country by taking a knee during the National Anthem in protest.

The crowd went wild after Trump said, Wouldnt you love to see one of the NFL owners, when someone disrespects our flag, to say get that son of b*tch off the field right now! Out! Hes fired! Hes fired!

The crowd erupted into cheers and started chanting, USA! USA! USA!

On Saturday the NFL Commissioner lectured President Trump not the jackass players kneeling during the national anthem.

The Hill reported:

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell fired back at President Trump on Saturday for encouraging league owners to remove players who take a knee during the national anthem, saying Trumps divisive comments show an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL.

The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture, Goodell said in a statement. There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters weve experienced over the last month.

Divisive...

17:15

Re: Why send bugs embargoed to distros? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Marc Deslauriers on Sep 23

Hi,

Having access to the embargoed information allowed us (Ubuntu) to evaluate the
impact of the issue, look at the fix, and start locally testing the fix to
determine if there were any issues. It also allows us to properly assign
resources to working on the update.

It would have probably taken us more than a day to publish this update if we
didn't have access to the information in advance.

For issues that aren't critical, we tend to...

17:15

Media watch Sunday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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

17:15

The Lack of a Border Wall Is Costing Americans Their Jobs and Even Their Lives "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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The great purveyor of political fiction, The New York Times, published an article titled Immigrants Arent Taking Americans Jobs, New Study Finds. Conversely, The Washington Times quoted a study which stated that iillegal immigration should be causing great concern for native-born American. The post was titled Mass Immigration Costs Government $296 Billion a Year, Depresses Wages. In the study, it was determined that immigrants obtain between $43 billion and nearly $300 billion more in government benefits and support than they pay in taxes based on 2012 dollar calculations. Who is correct?

How Many Immigrants Are Actually In the US?

IF one were to read the economic and demographic reports from either the federal government or the mainstream media (eg CNN), they would have America believe that there are only 11 million illegal aliens inside of the United States. In 1986, the federal government admitted that there were only 11 million immigrants inside the United States. In 2016, the last year Obama was in office, the government stated that there were only 11 million illegal immigrants inside the United States. Only a moron would believe that for the past 30 years, there has not been a net gain in illegal immigration. This is complete fiction and anyone with any degree of common sense can see right through these phony statistics designed to minimize the illegal immigration problem which costs our country more than $113 billion a year according President Trump who stated the following:

And this is what we get. For the money w...

17:15

This guy flew his camera drone onto, inside, and under a moving train "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While its obviously at least unwise, if not technically illegal to fly a drone like this, youve got to admire the mad skills of the pilot operator.

Read this on The Loop

17:13

Muslim cleric says Muslims are seen as the worlds headache "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If Muslims were removed from the face of the Earth, there would be no more headaches in the world no bombings, no bribery, no plundering, and no kidnapping. Are these the words of a xenophobic Islamophobe? If a non-Muslim had said them, that would be how they would be received. No, these are the []

17:12

Samsung Galaxy S9 Video Camera May Be 4x Faster Than iPhone X "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Samsung Galaxy S9 video with 1,000 frame-per-second, may be four times faster than iPhone X

We have always seen that Apple and Samsung try to outdo each other with their new flagships. Recently, Apple launched its premium smartphone iPhone X on September 12 in Cupertino to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first ever iPhone. While people are still talking about Apples iPhone X, Samsung has decided not to be left behind and make its presence felt too.

According to a report by Korean publication ETNews, Samsung has reportedly developed a high speed new image sensor that can capture photos at an incredible 1,000 frames per second (fps) with 4x slow motion video capability. On the other hand, Apples iPhone X is able to take 240 frames per second based on full HD resolution.

The 4x slo-mo capture by Samsung is similar to how Sony created for its incredible Xperia XZ1 and XZ Premium smartphones. However, the company may use slightly different technology for the sensor to avoid infringement of Sony patent, the site said. For instance, Samsungs design is a little different from Sonys (which also uses a three-layer chip) in that the memory is bonded to the rear surface of an existing two-layer sensor design rather than fitted in between the image sensor and logic components.

The new image sensor camera is planned for Samsungs upcoming Galaxy S9 line and the company will start the mass production of the three-layered image sensor as early as November 17th. This layered three-structure design of the sensor is made into a layered structure by connecting a system semiconductor (logic chip) that is in charge of calculations and DRAM chip that can temporarily store data through TSV (Through Silicon Via) technology. After the pilot operation, the company will start mass producing it in December.

Currently, we are unsure if all these rumors and speculations are accurate. With Samsung not expected to announce the Galaxy S9 atleast till the start of 2018, we are likely to come across many more leaks about the device in the near future. However, on the other hand, if Samsung manages to fit the slow-mo camera into the Galaxy S9, it is expected to beat the Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, iPhone X and maybe the current top end Sony phones too.

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17:12

Greece Could Leave The EU: Why The Grexit Option Deserves Consideration "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Michael Nevradakis for Mint Press News - With the Greek psyche itself the victim of a relentless shaming campaign, the idea of Greece going it alone begins to seem outlandish and quixotic. It is not. But it is as much tied to a revival of spirit and self-esteem as to the nuts and bolts of economic transformation. Eight years into the deepest economic depression that an industrialized country has ever experienced, we are now being told that Greece is a success story. Having accepted the bitter medicine prescribed by the troikathe European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fundthe storyline today is that Greece is on the road to recovery, firmly within the European Union and the eurozone. This narrative was recently echoed by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in his annual speech at the Thessaloniki Trade Fair, Greeces equivalent to the State of the Union address. In this speech, Tsipras triumphantly declared that talk of Grexitor a Greek departure from the eurozone and the EUhas been replaced by that of Grinvest. Within such a context, there is seemingly no room for discussions about whether it is in Greeces best interest, even after so many years of implementing the troikas austerity diktats, to consider a departure from the eurozone and the EU. Indeed, the narrative is that the people of Greece overwhelmingly have never supported the prospect of Grexit.

17:07

Research suggests gravity waves have influence over weather and climate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In fluid dynamics, gravity waves are waves generated in a fluid medium or at the interface between two media when the force of gravity or buoyancy tries to restore equilibrium. An example of such an interface is that between the atmosphere and the ocean, which gives rise to wind waves. -source From Goethe University in Frankfurt Gravity waves form in the atmosphere as a result of destabilizing processes, for example at weather fronts, during storms or when air masses stroke over mountain ranges. They can occasionally be seen in the sky as bands of cloud. For weather forecast and climate models, however, they are mostly "invisible" due to their short wavelength. The effects of gravity waves can only be taken into consideration by including additional special components in the models. The "MS-GWaves" research unit funded by the German Research Foundation and led by Goethe University Frankfurt has meanwhile further developed such parameterizations and will test them in the second funding period.

17:07

Irans Revolutionary Guards chief urges actions to cause the US pain "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As Iranian leaders castigate US president, IRGC head Jafari says taking a decisive position against Trump is just a start, and that the US must witness more painful responses

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.Commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari holds a press conference in Tehran (photo credit: AP/Vahid Salemi)
Commander of Irans Revolutionary Guards Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari holds a press conference in Tehran (photo credit: AP/Vahid Salemi)

The commander of Irans hardline Revolutionary Guards urged his country to use all its options and take unspecified actions in the next few months to cause pain to the United States in the wake of criticisms of Iran by US President Donald Trump this week.

Time is now ripe for correcting the US miscalculations, General Mohammad Ali Jafari said Wednesday, a day after Trump addressed the UN and called Iran a corrupt dictatorship and a murderous regime.

Added Jafari: Now that the US has fully displayed its nature, the government should use all its options to defend the Iranian nations interests.

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Taking a decisive position against Trump is just the start, he went on, in remarks quoted by the Fars news agency, and what is strategically important is that the US should witness more painful responses in the action...

17:07

Illegal Guatemalan immigrant breaks into NJ home, sexually assaults 6yo girl "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A man in the country unlawfully was arrested early Tuesday morning after he was found in bed with a 6-year-old girl. Edgar Mendoza, a 32-year-old citizen of Guatemala, jumped out the second-floor window of a Bayard Street home after the child's father found him in bed with his daughter. Police apprehended Mendoza a short time later. The family does not know Mendoza, who now faces deportation, according to a police spokesperson. "The people in the residence do not know him," Lt. Stephen Varn said when asked if Mendoza was a stranger to the victim's family. "We believe he entered through the same window he jumped out of." Officials say the victim's father entered the young girl's room around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and found Mendoza in bed with his child. After Mendoza jumped out of the window, the father called police and provided a description of the alleged pedophile.

17:07

How Merkels Win May Hide Rising Discontent "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With German Chancellor Merkel expected to win reelection on Sunday, the European elites may celebrate having turned back a populist surge, but their neo-liberal policies continue to fuel discontent

By Andrew Spannaus and cross-posted from Consortium News

The citizens of Germany will head to the polls this Sunday, in the last of a series of elections in major European countries this year. Before the voting began, there were fears that populist, anti-system parties could actually win in some cases, in the wake of the victory of last years Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. That hasnt happened, as Marine Le Pen of the National Front was defeated in a run-off in France, and Geert Wilders Freedom Party failed to break through in Holland.

Germany is also expected to weather the populist storm, with Chancellor Angela Merkel set to be re-elected. Her Christian Democratic Party (CDU/CSU) now holds a comfortable lead over its main competitor, the Social Democrats (SPD), with the other opposition parties far behind. That will give Merkel, a reserved but effective politician who grew up in Communist East Germany, the chance to approach Helmut Kohls record as the countrys longest serving leader.

Due to the parliamentary system, which allows numerous smaller parties to send representatives to Berlin, neither of the large parties can win outright, which means that Merkel will need to form a coalition. Her preference would be to take on her partys historical ally, the Free Democrats, but it is possible she will be forced to continue with a grand coalition agreement between the CDU and SPD to share power in the name of stability, while keeping out the parties seen as more extreme.

The most feared of the smaller groupings is the Alternative for Germany (AfD), a populist party that has grown rapidly in recent years, drawing on economic and social discontent in the mold of other anti-system parties around Europe. The AfD is expected to draw slightly more than 10 percent of the vote, well below the totals for Marine Le Pen in France (21 percent in the first round) or the Five-Star Movement in Italy (25 percent in 2013), and closer to the level of Geert Wilders Freedom Party in Holland (13 percent in the March elections).

Nevertheless, the AfDs growth has caused consternation around Europe, as the governing elites struggle to explain why even in the country with the continents strongest economy, where unemployment is low, and productivity and budget surpluses are high, there has been a rapid increase in populist fervor

Continue reading the...

17:07

Canada: Muslim bus driver charged with sexually assaulting 15-year-old disabled girl "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Quran teaches that Infidel women can be lawfully taken for sexual use (cf. its allowance for a man to take captives of the right hand, 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30). The Quran says: O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves of their []

17:07

Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes | senior-care | Sleuth Journal

 

 

The late comedian Jerry Lewis once said old people are discarded like yesterdays garbage.

 

In congressional testimony at age 92, actor Mickey Rooney explained abusive treatment he received from his stepson, saying (y)ou cant believe its happening to you.

 

You feel overwhelmed. He urged Congress to criminalize whats happening. Im asking you to stop this elderly abuse, he urged. I mean stop it now. Not tomorrow. Not next month, but now. Pass legislation saying its a crime, and we will not allow it in the United States of America.

 

Congress failed to act. Elder abuse is rampant. An earlier House Government Reform Committee study found nearly a third of US nursing homes cited for elder abuse thousands of incidents nationwide over a two-year period alone.

...

17:05

Yanis Varoufakis Perspectives of Democracy & the German Election (Deutsch & English) Video "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Yanis Varoufakis Perspectives of Democracy & the German Election (Deutsch & English) Video AcTVism Munich ENG: In this video, former finance minister of Greece and founder of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025, Yanis Varoufakis, provides his perspective...

The post Yanis Varoufakis Perspectives of Democracy & the German Election (Deutsch & English) Video appeared first on The Daily Coin.

17:04

Report: West is trying to influence Russia's 2018 elections, spent $80 million to do so "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In Russia, from 2015 to the envisaged 2018, various states spent more than $80 million (4.5 billion rubles) to affect the Russian elections, the deputy director of the Institute for Strategic Studies and Forecasts of the Russian People's Friendship University, Nikita Danyuk estimated. The data is presented in the report "On the facts of interference in the information sovereignty of Russia before the presidential elections." The expert explained that there are three channels of financing through which foreigners can influence the processes inside Russia and try to destabilize the public opinion situation: foreign media holdings, sponsoring in-Russian media and supporting so-called independent Russian journalists.

17:02

Spain, Catalonia Clash Over Policing as Illegal Independence Vote Nears "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

MADRID The mounting political crisis in Spain over Catalonias campaign for independence intensified on Saturday with a new row over the control of the local police force as the regional government pressed ahead with plans to hold an illegal vote next weekend.

The State prosecutor in Catalonia told all local and national police forces on Saturday that they had been temporarily placed under a single chain of command reporting directly to the interior ministry in Madrid.

But Catalonias interior chief, Joaquim Forn, said his department and the local police, or Mossos dEsquadra, did not accept this decision.

We denounce the intervention of the state to control the police forces of Catalonia We will not accept this control, Forn said in a televised speech.

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Spains government moves to halt independence vote for Catalonia, sparking protests

It was not immediately clear whether the regional administration and the Mossos could actually oppose the decision, as Spanish laws allow for the possibility of state police taking the lead over the police of an autonomous community during a joint operation.

The central government representative in Catalonia, Enric Millo, had earlier said the Mossos remained in charge of security in Catalonia though they would be coordinated directly by the interior ministry and not by the local authorities, together with two national police forces also on the ground in Catalonia.

We are not taking over the police competencies of the regional government, Millo told reporters after an event held by his Peoples Party (PP) in Pal...

17:02

The Think Liberty Podcast Candidate Spotlight Zoltan Istvan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I did a 30 minute podcast at Think Liberty about my #transhumanism ideas and governor run:


Our very own Kevin Shaw sits down and speaks with 2018 California Libertarian Governor candidate Zoltan Istvan. Comments comments Related.

17:01

Planned obsolescence: Apple products become much slower just before release of a new model "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

(Editor's note: Snopes made an effort to debunk this article. They claim it is misleading to quote the work of a student as a "Harvard Study," but we specifically said she did "what any person with Google Trends could do." The original article was published in 2014, and it is still relevant today. The purpose of this article is to get people questioning the incentives and behavior of powerful corporations.) If you were Apple, what tricks would you utilize to increase the sales of your latest product? If you know corporations, you'd know they use any possible trick they can as a generality to increase their profit: think of how huge a factor it would make in the sale of new iPhones if the old ones became slower. People have made the anecdotal observation that their Apple products become much slower right before the release of a new model. Now, a Harvard student's study has done what any person with Google Trends could do, and pointed out that Google searches for "iPhone slow" spiked multiple times, just before the release of a new iPhone each time.

17:01

Woman Who Criticized Hobby Lobbys Cotton Decoration, Says Shes Gotten Death Threats "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Although her comment was beyond silly, no one deserves death threats. Update to this story. Via KCEN: Killeen resident Daniell Rider responded Wednesday to backlash she has received after posting to Facebook a photo of a faux raw cotton decorative plant sold at craft giant Hobby Lobby a company she urged to remove the []

16:59

The US Grand Strategy, by Mikhail Leontyev "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mikhail Leontiev devoted his column on the first Russian television channel to Thomas Barnett's theory. What appeared to be an intellectual lucubration in 2001 is currently being realized. Everyone must now rethink their vision of the wars of the past sixteen years.

16:57

Teens in Maryland charged with kidnapping, raping classmate - allegedly instigated by younger female acquaintance "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Two young men were charged and a third remains at large after a teen girl was kidnapped and raped, according to police and court documents filed last week in Frederick. "This is very, very rare in my experience," said Detective Joe Palkovic, an assistant supervisor in the Frederick Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division. "The violence of it and the nature of the crime, the fact that this involves someone laying in wait, kidnapping the victim and then taking her to a separate location to rape her, is very rare." And a younger female acquaintance of the teen girl was identified in charging documents as the suspected mastermind of the crime. The case began Sept. 5, when Detective Anthony McPeak and Officer 1st Class Marlon Alvarez arrived at a home in the Hillcrest area to interview a high school-age girl about an assault she said happened at about 12:30 a.m. Sept. 1, according to police and two sets of charging documents filed last week in Frederick County District Court.

16:56

NEO US using North Korea to put anti-ballistic missiles close to China and Russia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jim W. Dean - Phil Butler and I are on the same page that the US is milking the North Korean event for the ultimate goal of placing its anti-ballistic missile shield right where it has always wanted it, in Russia's back yard and China's front yard.

16:56

Polls "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


"According to recent polling, if a referendum were held today Britain would vote to stay in", Anita Anand told us on Any Answers today

And she didn't fail to repeat the point either. 

How much recent polling has shown that or whether (as I suspect after Googling around) it's actually just that one single BMG poll for the Independent (showing 52% for Remain, 48% for Leave) I can't say for sure but, regardless, our Anita was certainly making the most of that 'recent polling' today.

16:54

Proposed Courses of Action Versus Hamas and Hezbollah, January 2, 2011 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Background

In recent years, Iran strengthened its regional and global position through a wide array of alliances, spreading from Latin America to the borders of Israel. This has been done as to enhance /rants role as a regional leader, and to undermine efforts to halt its nuclear project. Within this strategic context, Iran had developed prominent ties with the Lebanese Hezbollah and the Gaza based Hamas.

Such ties pose a continuous challenge to stability in the Middle East, and disrupt the prospects of peace talks between Israel and moderate Palestinians. If a wide armed conflict breaks out due to an attempt to foil/rants nuclear project by force, these alliances might pose a serious military challenge. Such a challenge would be more serious to Israelis than to a non-regional observer, who would by nature see it as a secondary issue.

The paper will look at the contemporary challenge posed by those organizations, using the historic perspective of the Soviet revolution as a raw model. Forced by the necessity to form a new balance of power in the Middle East as a result of such a conflict several courses of action will be examined, and one will be recommended.

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16:49

Married Arkansas high school teacher slept with 4 students, 2 in same day "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An Arkansas teacher allegedly had sex with four students, two on the same day, according to a court filing. Jessie Lorene Goline, an art teacher at Marked Tree High School in northeast Arkansas, allegedly had sexual relationships with four students, three who attended Marked Tree School District and one from East Poinsett County School District, according to an affidavit obtained by Arkansas Online. Goline, 25, was arrested Wednesday on charges of first-degree sexual assault, Arkansas State Police said. One student was younger than 18 at the time, Arkansas Online reported. On one of the occasions between January and April 2016, Goline drove a student to her apartment, where they had sex before going back to school. Later that day, Goline brought another student to her apartment, where they had sex, Arkansas Online reported.

16:49

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) Gradually Champions Patent Quality, in a Spectacular Reversal on Its Past Ways "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Under Chief Judge Sharon Prost

Sharon ProstSummary: Some of the latest actions and decisions from the Federal Circuit, which originally brought software patents to the United States and is now taking them away, gradually

LAST night we wrote about the Federal Circuit (CAFC) refuting Gilstrap yet again. We later updated our post with a statement from CCIA and then found this good coverage from a good journalist (a lot of those who cover patent issues are unfortunately with and usually from the patent microcosm). He summarised it as follows:

Not long after TC Heartland, though, the East Texas judge who hears more patent cases than any other turned down a motion to transfer by supercomputer maker Cray Inc., which was sued for patent infringement by Raytheon in 2015. Lawyers for Cray argued that, under the provisions of TC Heartland, their client was entitled to have its case in a home venue. But US District Judge Rodney Gilstrap disagreed and said that Crays ties to the districta single salesperson, working out of his homewas enough to keep the case in the Eastern District.

Today, Gilstraps decision was reversed by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which hears all patent appeals. In a 20-page decision (PDF), the three-judge panel directed the case against the Seattle-based tech company to be transferred.

Gilstraps decision to keep Raytheon v. Cray in his court turned the normally wonky area of patent venue into a scorching political issue. At a Capitol Hill hearing about patent reform, the judge was denounced by both Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), with Issa calling Gilstraps decision reprehensible.

Last week the patent microcosm...

16:49

3.5 magnitude earthquake detected at North Koreas nuclear test site, China suspects detonation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In what may be the latest major escalation involving North Korea and potentially the nations 7th nuclear test Chinas earthquake administration said it detected a magnitude 3.5 earthquake in North Korea, which it suspects was caused by an explosion, raising fears that the rogue state has tested another nuclear bomb. The Chinese administration said in a statement on its website that the quake was recorded at a depth of zero kilometers, while Xinhua said the epicenter was in roughly the same place as a similar shallow earthquake on 3 September, which turned out to be caused by North Koreas sixth and largest nuclear test.

However, in analyzing the same earthquake, South Korea came to a different conclusion, and said it was likely to be natural or man-made such as a nuclear test. South Koreas weather agency assessed the seismic activity as a natural event.

The quake is presumed to have occurred naturally, an agency official said, according to South Koreas Yonhap news agency. A sound wave, which is usually generated in the event of an artificial earthquake, was not detected.

We use several methods to tell whether earthquakes are natural or manmade, an official, who asked for anonymity, told the Independent. A key method is to look at the seismic waves or seismic acoustic waves and the latter can be detected in the case of a manmade earthquake. In this case we saw none. So as of now we are categorizing this as a natural earthquake.

Furthermore, all of North Koreas previous six nuclear tests registered as earthquakes of magnitude 3.9 or above. The last test on 3 September registered as a 6.3 magnitude quake. A secondary tremor detected after that test could have been caused by the collapse of a tunnel at the mountainous site, experts said at the time.

Additionally, the US Geological Survey said that it detected a magnitude 3.5 quake in the area of previous North Korean nuclear tests, but that it was unable to confirm whether the event was natural. North Koreas weakest nuclear test, its first, which it carried out in 2006, generated a magnitude 3.9 quake.

As...

16:48

Dip update 90/n "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

[Orig: Sept 23, 2017]
Hi everyone,
Below is the latest LCO light curve. Comparing to other 'out of transit' times (e.g., pre- and post-Elsie), it is suggestive that the variability seen here after Angkor is real, though our observations are not sensitive enough to say more (you would need a space telescope to make this distinction at this low level of variability).        
More later,
~Tabby and team
PS: These observations are happening because of the wonderful backers of our 2016 Kickstarter project. The Kickstarter campaign has ended, but we are still accepting donations to purchase additional observing time on the LCO 0.4m network. Thanks in advance for your support!      

16:46

Ten days of awe: standing with whom? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

So its Rosh Hashanah, the Day of Judgment and Remembering, and we of the Jewish persuasion are beginning ten days of intensive reflection that culminates in Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. We are urged to engage in self-examination, both of our personal lives and of our behaviors and attitudes in the complex world in which we live and contribute. This introspection and renewal involves taking personal responsibility for our destiny and the destinies of our communities, being unsparingly honest, and actively apologizing and forgiving. I love this part of my tradition because words are not enough; there are no Hail Marys, there is no forgiveness from on high, and at the end of the day, we actually have to DO better in our relationships with ourselves and our world. If you are a spiritual person, you have to work on that too in the here and now; there is no backup heavenly place where everything will come out fine.

As a secular Jew who finds our traditions and culture part of the bedrock of my psyche, I am obsessed by a topic that is most fraught and perilous in the Jewish community. We are besieged by forces right and left with the message that Judaism is Zionism and uncritical support of Israel is a core Jewish value, in fact the only nonnegotiable ticket to community acceptance. For these reasons at this time, I cannot ignore my relationship to Israel/Palestine. For me, this annual introspection invites an honest evaluation of history in all its voices, a recognition of the behavior and policies of the pioneers and fighters who created the State of Israel, an examination of the foundations of modern political Zionism and its current day consequences, and ultimately a willingness to express regret and apology. This is a perfect topic for the Ten Days of Awe and fully within our prophetic tradition which is focused on issues of justice.

So, how do we define ourselves as Jews in the Diaspora while living in the era of a hyper Jewish nationalism? For the me the first step is examining the realities and framing of history and claiming it in our own voice. The Israeli historian Ilan Pappe, in his A History of Modern Palestine, notes that early Zionism was a European phenomenon with a clear disregard for indigenous populations. Early Zionists relied (cautiously) on the goodwill of colonial powers. (The Jewish homeland could have been in Palestine, Argentina, or even Uganda.) The Zionists carved out territory in Mandate Palestine as a haven from European persecution (which was an understandable motivation given the pogroms and anti-semitism of the time), and this became a clearly settler colonial movement when it focused on a national revival in the land of Palestine for Jews at the exclusion of the people actually living there. This was both an intellectual concept focused on the predicament of European Jewry (which was largely described as endless persecution and anti-semitism despite....

16:46

Dishonest Islamic apologist Haroon Moghul set to speak at 9/11 museum, first responders protest "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Haroon Moghul is one of the most ridiculous exponents of the Islamophobia victimhood propaganda industry, as he has shown himself to be many times. Obsessed with victimhood, poor Haroon cowers in fear of Islamophobic coffee servers: his Starbucks name is not Haroon but Dwayne (my Starbucks name, meanwhile, is Haroon). When he gets behind a []

16:44

NBA Star Says He Doesnt Want to Attend White House Championship Visit President Trump Says Dont Bother "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Well, well, well.  For years ordinary middle-America, and the punditry class of pop counter-culture thinkers, have wanted someone to push back against the insufferable leftist anti-American-patriotism within pop culture.  In a brilliant turn of events, President Trump has stepped directly into the gap. Last night President Trump pointed out the disrespectful behavior of NFL players Continue reading

16:44

Four Disabled People Dead in Another Week of Police Brutality "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Magdiel Sanchez, a 35-year-old Latino man, was sitting on his porch in Oklahoma City on Tuesday night as two law-enforcement officers approached his house. He got up and walked toward

The post Four Disabled People Dead in Another Week of Police Brutality appeared first on Filming Cops.

16:41

Re: Why send bugs embargoed to distros? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Anthony Liguori on Sep 23

Just as an FYI, we (Amazon Linux AMI) also did all of the preparation
during the embargo period published shortly after embargo lift.

The pre-disclosure period gives us an opportunity to take the time to
analyze the problem and run through testing of the reported fix. It's
super valuable for us.

Regards,

Anthony Liguori

16:40

The Killing of History "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Killing of History by John Pilger Information Clearing House One of the most hyped events of American television, The Vietnam War, has started on the PBS network. The directors are Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Acclaimed for his...

The post The Killing of History appeared first on The Daily Coin.

16:40

The Iraqi militia helping Iran carve a road to Damascus "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A group of Iraqi fighters loyal to Irans Supreme Leader is trying to forge a land route from Iran to Syria. It threatens to exacerbate tensions in the region.

Reuters

Filed Sept. 22, 2017, 9:30 a.m. GMT

BAGHDAD In late May, an Iraqi cleric called Akram Kaabi visited militia fighters in a desolate Iraqi town near the Syrian border. Kaabi, who heads a Shiite Muslim militia named Harakat Hezbollah al Nujaba, was decked out in a camouflage uniform and led the fighters in prayer on mats laid on the dusty ground. A video of the session showed heavily armed militiamen standing guard.

The event took place in Qayrawan, a town the Nujaba militia had seized back from Islamic State, the radical Sunni Muslim group. Nujaba, whose name means the Virtuous, have also fought across the border in Syria, where they have lent support to President Bashar al-Assad in the fight against Islamic State and others.

The Nujaba group, which has about 10,000 fighters, is now one of the most important militias in Iraq. Though made up of Iraqis, it is loyal to Iran and is helping Tehran create a supply route through Iraq to Damascus, according to Iraqi lawmaker Shakhwan Abdullah, retired Lebanese general Elias Farhat, and other current and former officials in Iraq. The route will run through a string of small cities including Qayrawan. To open it up, Iranian-backed militias are pushing into southeast Syria near the border with Iraq, where U.S. forces are based.

The Nujaba militia is one example of the way Iran is seeking to expand its Shiite influence in Iraq and across the wider region. In the 1980s, Shiite-dominated Iran was at war with Iraq, where Sunni Muslims held power despite being a minority of the population. But after the fall of Saddam Hussein, the Shiite majority in Iraq took control of the government.

Since then, ties between the Shiite-led governments in Tehran and Baghdad have become stronger, and Iran has acquired growing influence in Iraq. Ir...

16:38

GCR/RV Intel SITREP: "Opening Night" -- September 23, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Source: Dinar Chronicles

Like Crimea in Ukraine, Kurdistan decided last minute to hold referendum vote about leaving the country and government of Iraq and become a sovereign territory.



Unlike Crimea, the Kurds have no greater national sponsor like Russia backing them. Israel cannot openly annex them because there is no boarder relationship which there is a little bit with Crimea.



Kurdistan represents 12% of Iraq's total oil supply which will increase in future years on par with Iran.

What's interesting is Kurdistan's capital is Ebril and right next to Mosul, which we know as the ISIS stronghold recently defeated.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2017-09-20/iraq-s-kurds-seek-independence-what-impact-for-oil-markets

But Ebril is landlocked between Iran, Syria, Iraq and Turkey. They can't get their 500,000 plus daily barrels of crude to market without an access route to a sea port.

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16:36

FLASHBACK: Actor Tim Allen: The Clintons' are like herpes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tim Allen isn't a typical "Hollywood liberal," which the comedian demonstrated by joking at the Clintons' expense in a new interview, comparing them to herpes. Allen sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss how his ABC sitcom "Last Man Standing" has recently become highly political. He explained that the "right-leaning character" he plays on the show is actually "milder" than he is, adding, "You wouldn't want to hear what I have to say." The popular comedian saved his sharpest barbs for the Clintons, and defended his show's decision to be critical of Hillary Clinton and ignore Trump. "We're not sure he's going to last," Allen said. "Whereas the Clintons are like herpes: Just when you think they're gone, they show up again."

16:36

Sydney, Australia: Report-Back from the Straight Lives Matter Counter-Demo "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

AFA_Sydney

23.09.17: We had many more people, we sang and we danced and we laughed and we loved but most of all we told the fascists to get the fuck out. We did not let them anywhere near the Queer holocaust remembrance memorial and we created great bonds of solidarity and friendship. There were some young Queer people who came, and it was their first rally an they said it was a fantastic experience.

For all of the liberal wah-wah about how we would destabalise the marriage equality debate, weve actually done nothing of the sort. Instead we have continued the spirit of queer resistance and we have given the next generation their first taste of the struggle.

Today was a big positive for anti-fascists, however it would be wrong of us not to mention the role of the Liberal Party in laying the groundworks for the Party for Freedom hate rally today. This is all a direct consequence of their stupid fucking plebiscite.

(via Anti Fascist Action Sydney)


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16:35

Syrian Army Capture Two Villages In Northern Hama From Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (Photos, Video, Maps) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Syrian Army Capture Two Villages In Northern Hama From Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (Photos, Video, Maps)

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On Saturday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies captured Umm Haratayn and Qubaybat Abu al-Huda villages in the northern Hama countryside, according to Hezbollah media wing in Syria. The two villages were captured after heavy clashes with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) fighters.

Syrian pro-government sources claimed that the SAA captured 6 tanks, 3 BMP-1 vehicles and other vehicles from HTS during its advance. Moreover, pro-government sources reported that over 80 HTS fighters were killed in Russian airstrikes in the southern Idlib countryside.

Syrian Army Capture Two Villages In Northern Hama From Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (Photos, Video, Maps)

Click to see the full-size map

Meanwhile, many units from the Tiger Forces were re-deployed from the northwestern Deir Ezzor countryside to the northern Hama countryside after the SAA captured of Madan town.

The SAA may plan to launch a military operation to capture the strategic Hama-Aleppo highway. Both Umm Haratayn and Qubaybat Abu al-Huda villages are located on the highway, and this supports these expectations.

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16:34

Thousands Rally Outside Court To Demand Release Of Arrested Officials "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Staff of Catalan News - Around 20,000 thousand demonstrators take the Barcelona streets yet again. Thousands gathered outside the department of Economy in a spontaneous rally yesterday in order to reject the anti-referendum police operation. It lasted almost 24 hours, and with almost no rest, some protesters started a new demonstration this Thursday at noon. The aim of this new rally is not only to refuse the raids again, but also to demand the release of the dozen high-ranking Catalan officials still being held. The Catalan Parliament president took part in the event and chanted we are not afraid to the crowd, who repeated the chant. It does not bite, it is a ballot box, the demonstrators also chanted. The Catalan secretary of Economy also joined the event. Some major pro-independence organizations hosted the rally, including the Catalan National Assembly (ANC in Catalan). Its president, Jordi Snchez, said that there is no democrat in Catalonia who is not embarrassed about what judges and Spains Guardia Civil did yesterday. He also said that after the despicable performance of the Spanish State against the Catalan government yesterday, they crossed all the acceptable lines, nothing will be the same from yesterday.

16:31

Catholic Monastery Near Jerusalem Vandalized for Third Time in 4 Years "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BY DANIEL K. EISENBUD
 SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 16:56

The State of Israel must punish those who were responsible for such acts because it could easily lead to serious and unpredictable consequence, cautions Council of Catholic Churches in Jerusalem.

Catholic monastery near Jerusalem vandalized for third time in 4 years

Image of Saint Stephen Church vandalism.. (photo credit:COURTESY OF LATIN PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM)

Vandals shattered stained-glass windows depicting passages from Jesus, destroyed a statue of the Virgin Mary, and damaged furniture Wednesday night at the Beit Jamal Monastery, according to the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

Its the third time in four years the monastery, which is located adjacent to Beit Shemesh outside of Jerusalem, has been vandalized.

In a Friday statement, Bishop Boulos Marcuzzo, Patriarchal Vicar in Jerusalem, called for tolerance after deeming the ransacking not only an act of vandalism, but an act against the sacredness of the holy places and the faith of people.

The Holy Land is deep [with] faith and culture, continued Marcuzzo. We must live together with the diversity of beliefs. It is absolutely necessary to accept others, to accept each other in our diversity.

In a strongly-worded statement, the Council of Catholic Churches in Jerusalem demanded the suspects be arrested and brought to justice.

The State of Israel, with all its institutio...

16:30

NSFW: Lingerie company calls out haters who body-shame an obese model "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Theres that body shaming again. Thou shall not tell the truth! From Fox News: A lingerie company is not having it with internet trolls who try to body shame their customers. U.K. based brand Playful Promises shared a photo of plus-size model Jewelz Continue reading

16:30

Trump Rescinds Stephen Currys Invitation To White House "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Via NY Post: NBA star Stephen Curry was dis-invited from the White House on Saturday by President Trump. Curry, a Golden State Warriors guard and two-time NBA MVP, said Friday he would vote against the team visiting Trumps White House to celebrate the teams 2017 championship. That was enough for Trump to decide against inviting []

16:29

La Rue Des Petits-Toits. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

La Rue Des Petits-Toits, William T. Horton, A Book of Images. Look carefully, else youll miss the people dancing in the street.

16:25

DOES TRUMP BELIEVE HIS OWN LIES? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President Trump traveled to Alabama last night to campaign on behalf of Luther Strange, who's trying to hold on to his Senate seat. Trump delivered an 85-minute speech that was occasionally about Strange, but often about Trump's usual hobbyhorses -- "Crooked Hillary" and so on. It's hard to say whether that will help Strange in his upcoming Republican runoff against Roy Moore, who's leading in the polls.

Here's something Trump said that was actually about Strange (although you could argue that it was more about himself):

President Donald Trump claimed his branding genius extended to Sen. Luther Strange's "Big Luther" nickname, telling the crowd at Huntsville's Von Braun Center that he was the first person to give the senator that moniker....

Trump made the comments while sharing an anecdote about one of the first times he met Strange.

"I said, That is the tallest human being I've ever seen," the president said. "I'm tall, I never saw something ... like he should be on the New York Knicks they, could use him. That's why i call him 'Big Luther.' Everyone's now calling him Big Luther.'"

Trump returned back to the "Big Luther" nickname later on in his speech.

"Did people call you 'Big Luther before you met Trump? You know, I brand people," he said. Nobody ever called you 'Big Luther? I think it's a great name."
Strange has been using that nickname since his first run for office, which was in 2006. Here's a news story from that 2006 race:



In that race, which Strange lost, he was running against James Folsom, Jr., who was known as "Little Jim," even though he was a six-footer, because he was the son of "Big Jim" Folsom, a former governor of Alabama. You can also watch this ad from Strange's successful 2010 campaign for state attorney general:



Here's what I'm wondering: When Trump makes a claim like this, does he believe it?

My guess is no -- at least not at first. Swaggering into a public situation and claiming ownership of an idea that's not yours is probably a trick he picked up from his father, or from one of his mentors, p...

16:24

South Texas Police Chief Video Recorded Masturbating in Office by Police Officer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

GREGORY, Texas- A South Texas Police Chief could be facing criminal charges after a fellow officer videotaped him masturbating in his office. The chief is now on administrative leave, and

The post South Texas Police Chief Video Recorded Masturbating in Office by Police Officer appeared first on Filming Cops.

16:24

NFL head: Trumps divisive comments show a lack of respect "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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THE HILL
NFL head: Trump's 'divisive comments' show a 'lack of respect'
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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell fired back at President Trump on Saturday for encouraging league owners to remove players who take a knee during the national anthem, saying Trumps divisive comments show an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL.

The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture, Goodell said in a statement. There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters weve experienced over the last month.

Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.

The NFL chiefs comments came the morning after Trump told a crowd at a rally for Alabama Senate candidate...

16:23

Bali Volcano About to Erupt, Evacuations Already in Order "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Im not entirely sure if I believe the end is near, but I cant deny that the sequential chain of natural disasters still going on in the world today is terrifying me. Im sure Im not alone either, especially after hearing about the erupting Bali volcano.

There has been a tremendous amount of natural devastation happen in the year two thousand seventeen. Almost every different region of the world has experienced some form of a devastating natural; disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes, monsoons, and tropical storms. Just weeks ago southern Texas was being slammed by hurricane Harvey. One week later, the East Coast and Southern Florida experienced devastation from hurricane Irma! If two hurricanes in one week arent already insane, Southern Asia is experiencing record-setting monsoons and flooding, Japan and Mexico just suffered from two earthquakes, and now a Bali Volcano is about to erupt!

Bali is on high alert right now due to tremors around Mount Agung Volcano. Authorities have warned tourists to avoid hiking and camping within four miles of the mountain because tremors shook the area and smoke rose above the crater, 3,000m above sea level. Volcanic activity remains high and there are indications of magma rising to the surface and causing tremors, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho of the National Disaster Management Agency. There should be zero public activity within the specified radius in case there is an eruption.

There have already been over 6,000 people evacuated for safety reasons, and they expect more to come. Some residents at the foothills were reluctant to move, and some are even gathering to watch the volcano in groups!

image via

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16:23

FIRE-EARTH ALERTS: SDTQ, NJRK, TVBD, KXMM "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

All Groups FIRE-EARTH ALERTS: SDTQ, NJRK, TVBD, KXMM [Issued by FIRE-EARTH Science Team.] Details via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.   Advertisements Filed under: News Alert Tagged: 092301, All Groups, Fire-Earth Alert, FIRE-EARTH Alerts, FIRE-EARTH PULSARS, FIRE-EARTH Science, KXMM, NJRK, SDTQ, TVBD

16:22

In Iraqi Kurdistan, Voting on Independence and Bracing for Violence "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

SULAIMANIYAH, IRAQ: A young man dressed in the Kurdish flag at the Sulaimaniyah Stadium during a pro-independence rally. Iraqi Kurdish president, Masoud Barzani, has called for a referendum on Kurdish independence for September 25th. It is opposed by the central Iraqi government and many external countries including the US. Photo by Sebastian Meyer

16:20

Catalonia: One Million Demonstrate For Self-Determination Vote "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Esquerra Revolucionria for Socialist Alternative - On the 11th September one million people spilled onto the streets of Barcelona shouting loud and clear their intention to vote during the 1st October referendum, making it clear that they were not going to let the ruling Partido Popular (Peoples Party/PP) deny them this right. Yet again, as has happened on each Diada [National Day of Catalonia] since 2012, the Catalan people have demanded their right to democratically decide what links they wish to maintain with the rest of the Spanish state, including their legitimate right to independence. Against this protest in support of the right to decide, which the Catalan people are overwhelmingly in favour of (as confirmed by all the polls) backed up by increasing support from the those who live in the Spanish state, as a whole, the PP government and the Spanish bourgeois are using repressive measures not seen since the Francoist dictatorship; police raids and continual harassment against the press; judicial intervention to prevent a political event from taking place in Madrid concerning the right of self-determination; news censorship preventing the Catalan TV channel 3 from showing content on the referendum. The offensive has taken unprecedented steps and not just against freedom of expression and association.

16:19

Far left rallies protesters in Paris against Macron labour reforms "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

AF, AFP and France 24

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Christophe Archambault, AFP | Demonstrators hold a banner reading, Against the social coup dtat during a protest over the presidents labour reforms in Paris on September 23.

Text by FRANCE 24 

Latest update : 2017-09-23

French far-left leader Jean-Luc Mlenchon rallied thousands on Saturday to protest against labour reforms signed into law by President Emmanuel Macron a day earlier.

Thousands of Mlenchon supporters, environmental activists, anti-capitalism campaigners and others gathered at the iconic Place de la Bastille for a march through eastern Paris. Mlenchons France Insoumise (France Unbowed) party said it bused in protesters from more than 150 French towns.

A huge balloon on top of a truck read Macron, Resign! Protest banners denounced the reforms as a social coup dtat.

The reforms are aimed at introducing more flexibility into the labour market as France struggles with an unemployment rate persistently hovering near 10 percent.

Mlenchon and many French unions argue that the law goes too far in weakening worker protections.

Macron says the change is needed so France can compete in the global economy. He signed the reform, contained in five executive orders, before television cameras in a US-inspired novelty for a French president. Macron said during the signing ceremony that the first labour measures will start being applied next week and the rest will be implemented by the end of the year.

CLAIRE PACCALIN REPORTS FROM THE STREET PROTESTS
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16:17

Aid cuts threat to displaced people's camp in Myanmar "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Burma democracy campaign group has called on the UK to provide emergency funding to 9,000 displaced people in camps in Myanmar at risk from cuts in aid by other donors.

16:15

America Is Going Broke and Nobody Cares "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

America Is Going Broke and Nobody Cares by Bill Bonner Daily Reckoning Last week, the plot did not so much thicken as congeal. Theres no changing it now the cameras are rolling the costumes are on and everyone...

The post America Is Going Broke and Nobody Cares appeared first on The Daily Coin.

16:14

Robert Spencer on Pope Francis: The Pope of Islam "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Pope Francis welcomes to the Vatican the head of a Muslim group tied to the financing of jihad terror. My latest in FrontPage: As if he werent already committed enough to foolish false charity and willful ignorance regarding the jihad threat, Pope Francis on Wednesday met in the Vatican with Dr. Muhammad bin Abdul Karim []

16:13

Music Rules: The pain came when Morphine was taken away "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mark Sandman was born September 24, 1952, and would have been 65 today. I say would have been because he died of a heart attack while performing on stage in Italy in July 1999, aged 46. He was the eldest of four children, three sons and one daughter. She is the only surviving sibling, three sons all dying due to illness.  Parents should never have to bury their children.

Mark Sandman was the singer, bassist and primary songwriter of the band Morphine which produced six incredible albums. Their Low Rock sound rode the wave of alternative music of the 1990s primarily due to their sound and unusual and minimalist instrumentation (two string slide bass, baritone sax, and six piece drum kit) though they have far more in common with jazz, beat poetry, groups of the 1970s and 1980s (e.g. Steely Dan, Two-Tone bands). The instrumentation sounds primitive, yet they produced a full sound. (Sandman would jokingly introduce Colley as the groups lead guitarist.)  With incredibly strong songwriting, they performed live shows that sounded as good as their albums, and had a growing word-of-mouth fanbase.

Sandman made his first appearance with another Boston-based band, Treat Her Right, two members of whom made up the first Morphine lineup, Sandman with saxophonist Dana Colley and drummer, Jerome Dupree. Dupree left due to arthritis, replaced by Billy Conway who remained until Sandmans death.  The documentary on Mark Sandmans life is fascinating, a no-holds-barred and no whitewash telling of his life. He was a difficult man, but he was also motivated and had a musical vision of what he wanted. Morphine became the perfect vehicle for him both musically and personally, his bandmates becoming surrogate brothers to the ones he lost and had never gotten over their deaths.

Morphine is what I call dance music.  Songs like Buena, Honey White, Thursday and You Speak My Language can keep me on my feet all night.  There are plenty more where those came from.

The Guardian: Mark Sandman obituary, 1999

Huffington Post: Life After Death: The Legacy of Mark Sandman and Morphine.......

16:11

Korea? Its Always Really Been About China! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Paul Atwood for Counter Punch - How many citizens have ever asked themselves what the United States is doing in Korea in the first place? In November of 1945, two months after the surrender of Japan, Army Chief of Staff General George Marshall spoke to President Truman and the chief figures of his cabinet about his fears of a the tragic consequences of a divided China as Chinese Nationalist forces and Communists resumed their struggle for power and Soviet forces seized control of large areas of Manchuria. The resumption of Soviet power in Manchuria Marshall emphasized would result in the defeat or loss of the major purpose of our war with Japan (emphasis added). What could the general have meant by such a statement? What WAS the major purpose of the Pacific war? Most Americans are taught that the foremost reason the United States went to war with Japan was the attack on Pearl Harbor. But the reality was that the U.S. and Japan had been on a collision course since the 1920s and by 1940, in the midst of the global depression, were locked in a mortal struggle over who would ultimately benefit most from the markets and resources of Greater China and East Asia. Japans Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere was steadily closing the Open Door to American penetration of and access to the profitable riches of Asia at the critical moment.

16:11

How the United States and Iraq tried, but failed, to disband the Kurdish Peshmerga "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Paul Iddon.

Coming Monday, September 25, 2017, the Iraqi Kurds will hold a referendum on the independence of the Iraqi Kurdistan and the adjoining disputed territories (see also Patrick Truffer, The Kurds in Iraq: Is Their Pursuit of Autonomy a Cause of Conflict?, Offiziere.ch, 14.08.2017). History shows that the Kurds had time and time again to stand up for themselves even with the United States. Moreover, on two separate occasions in the last 14 years the US and Iraq attempted to either disband the Peshmerga or take command and control over it from the authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in traditional uniforms take part in a march to support the independence referendum in Erbil on September 13.

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in traditional uniforms take part in a march to support the independence referendum in Erbil on September 13.

 
Kissingers betrayal and Bremer...

16:11

"I will be going back...as a solar engineer. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This quote is from just one of the many women who have gained education, skills, and financial independence with the help of our ally Barefoot College.

16:11

Bimbo Bono: U2 delayed new album because Trump disrupted the 'moral arc of the universe' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In January, U2 founding guitarist The Edge revealed that "Songs of Experience," the band's follow-up to its platinum-selling 2014 album "Songs of Innocence," was delayed because of Trump's election. Now Bono says "there's a couple of reasons why we delayed Songs of Experience. One personal, one political." "The world around us was certainly changing out of all recognition, we nearly lost the European Union, something that has helped keep the peace in our region for nearly 70 years," Bono told Rolling Stone of the United Kingdom's vote last year for independence from the European Union. "Globalization replaced with localization is somewhat understandable, but the return of hard right views is not to be tolerated. If Marie La Pen had been elected president of France, the whole idea of a European Union would have been vulnerable." "You've had the same sort of disaffection in the United States with the rise of a new kind of constituency, people on the both left and right who have lost faith in political process, the body politic, in political institutions," the Grammy-winner told the outlet. "These sentiments are easily played and manipulated by the likes of Donald Trump." Bono said Trump's election marked, "for the first time in many years, maybe in our lifetime, the moral arc of the universe, as Dr. King used to call it, was not bending in the direction of fairness, equality and justice for all."

16:10

Palestinian rights groups file 700-page dossier to ICC on Israeli apartheid and other human rights violations - DETAILS "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Palestinian human rights lawyers and activists on Wednesday handed a 700-page dossier to the International Criminal Court alleging that Israeli authorities are responsible for crimes including apartheid and persecution in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. The documents are an attempt to provide evidence for an ongoing preliminary probe opened in 2015 by prosecutors at the global court into crimes committed on Palestinian territories. The so-called preliminary examination aims to establish if there are sufficient grounds for opening a full-scale investigation into alleged crimes by Israel, but also by Palestinians, during and since the 2014 Gaza conflict. Shawan Jabarin, director of Palestinian rights group Al-Haq, said in a statement that the dossier includes evidence that Israel forcibly removes Palestinians from the territories and replaces them with Israeli settlers.

16:10

The Crazy Imbalance of Russia-gate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Robert Parry | Consortium News | September 22, 2017 The core absurdity of the Russia-gate frenzy is its complete lack of proportionality. Indeed, the hysteria is reminiscent of Sen. Joe McCarthy warning that one communist in the faculty of one university is one communist too many or Donald Trumps highlighting a few bad hombres []

16:10

Syrian refugee falsely accused of terrorism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As this video shows, hundreds of Syrian refugees in Arnhem city in the Netherlands have demonstrated against ISIS terrorism in Paris and in their homeland. They stated they wanted peace all over the world, not terrorism.

Their signs said things like: I am Kurdish, I am against terrorism and pointed out that they fled Syria because of ISIS violence.

By Felicity Collier in Britain:

Apology demanded as Yahyah Farroukh freed without charge

Saturday 23rd September 2017

THE employer of a Syrian refugee wrongfully arrested for terrorism demanded an apology from the police yesterday.

Suleman Sarwar, who manages the Aladdins chicken shop in Hounslow, said there had been abuse, threats, anger, and hatred, since Yahyah Farroukh was arrested at his place of work last Saturday over the Parsons Green Tube train bombing.

When Mr Farroukhs mother heard of his arrest, she suffered a heart attack and reportedly remains in a critical condition in a hospital in Egypt after collapsing from shock.

Mr Farroukh, 21, was released without charge on Thursday.

Mr Sarwar is asking for a fully unreserved apology from the Metropolitan Police, saying: The investigation brought Yahyah, his friends, family, place of employment and...

16:08

Kurdish delegation to visit Baghdad ahead of referendum "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

(KurdPress)  A delegation from the Kurdistan Region will visit Baghdad within the following two days to hold another discussion over pending disputes and the imminent independence referendum of the region, set for September 25.

According to a statement by Kurdistan Region Presidency, the decision was made after Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and his Iraqi counterpart met in Sulaimani on Wednesday.

According to BasNews the two officials discussed the alternatives proposed by the international community to convince Erbil put off the vote.

The report added that the two officials also talked about another initiative put forward by Iraqi President Fuad Masum.

Kurdistan
Image Source: Tom, Flickr, Creative Commons

In the meeting, Barzani reiterated that Erbil has tried every formula with Baghdad, from autonomy to federalism; but the central government of Iraq has failed to consider the Kurds as genius political partners.

He also pointed out that Erbil will continue dialogues with Baghdad before and after the referendum in hopes of paving the way for the sides to become friendly neighbors in the future as living together within on border did not work.

16:06

M3 closed in both directions after bomb disposal investigating potential hazardous material call upon police to shutdown motorway "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Motorists and passengers remain stranded on the M3 while bomb disposal experts tackle a mysterious hazard on the carriageway.

Bomb disposal teams have been investigating a potential hazardous material on the M3 in Hampshire since 4am this morning and it is still partially closed.

The motorway, the main road between London and Southampton, is partially closed between junctions 9 and 11.

The Highways agency has warned of severe delays.

Among those stuck on the motorway are Manchester United fans making their way to Southampton for a 3pm kick off.

People are going to extreme lengths to pass the time


16:04

New ransomware scam asks for nude pics to unlock files "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Uzair Amir

A few months ago, two ransomware scams made news for

This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: New ransomware scam asks for nude pics to unlock files

16:04

Top Scientist: Widespread Pesticide Use Is Not Safe "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Damian Carrington for The Guardian - The assumption by regulators around the world that it is safe to use pesticides at industrial scales across landscapes is false, according to a chief scientific adviser to the UK government. The lack of any limit on the total amount of pesticides used and the virtual absence of monitoring of their effects in the environment means it can take years for the impacts to become apparent, say Prof Ian Boyd and his colleague Alice Milner in a new article. The damning assessment of pesticide regulations that are meant to protect the global environment follows a growing number of highly critical reports including research showing farmers could slash their pesticide use without losses and a UN report that denounced the myth that pesticides are necessary to feed the world. The current assumption underlying pesticide regulation that chemicals that pass a battery of tests in the laboratory or in field trials are environmentally benign when they are used at industrial scales is false, state the scientists in their article published in the journal Science. Boyd is chief scientific adviser to the UKs Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, where Milner also works on secondment, but their criticism reflects their own views. The effects of dosing whole landscapes with chemicals have been largely ignored by regulatory systems, the scientists said.

16:04

Hurricane MARIA UPDATE 092301 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

HIGH SWELLS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE ALONG PORTIONS OF THE SE UNITED STATES COAST NHC Hurricane Status as of 5:00 AM EDT Sat Sep 23 Location: 24.8N 72.0W Moving: NNW at 9 mph Min pressure: 952 mb Max sustained winds: 120 mph [~193 km/h, Cat. 3A hurricane on FEWW Hurricane Scale] Filed under: News Alert []

16:02

[WATCH] Huntington Beach Police Officer Struggles With Suspect Before Fatal Shooting "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Huntington Beach police officer was captured on video Friday morning as he struggled with a suspect in a convenience store parking lot and then shot the man multiple times,

The post [WATCH] Huntington Beach Police Officer Struggles With Suspect Before Fatal Shooting appeared first on Filming Cops.

16:02

Lavrov: Russia will not allow Syria partition, Trump and Kim must chill out "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has held a press conference with journalists at the United Nations, during which he reiterated Russia's positions on key issues around the glob. Here are the main points. SYRIA: On Syria, Russia's Foreign Minister stated that "we cannot allow for partition". He further stated that it would only bring more instability to the Middle East and that the only parties who would benefit from such a thing would be those who seek to benefit from causing havoc across the region. Beyond this, Lavrov stated that time tables for military withdrawal among all foreign actors in Syria is premature and that this can only be discussed once the battle against terrorism is totally won. Sergey Lavrov also reiterated Russia's position that only the Syrian people can determine their future and that the political decisions of Syria should not be influenced by foreign powers. Comment: On the U.S.-led coalition, Lavrov had this to say: "About the foreign presence. There is legitimate presence based on an invitation from official authorities, but there is illegitimate one, namely presence of the US-led coalition and special forces' troops from a wide range of foreign countries who nobody has invited," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. "After terrorism is defeated, the first step should be the pullout of those who stay illegitimately in Syria," he said. "As for those, who were invited on a legitimate basis, leaders of the Syrian state will take a decision upon results of the political process," he noted. However, he also called for continued cooperation with the U.S. in Syria: "In order to deal a final blow to terrorists in fact, not just deconflicting is need, coordination is necessary. However, American military are forbidden from coordination," he added. ... "We have regular talks with the Americans, the Department of State and Pentagon. We have explained what is going on, as the Russian Defense Ministry had earlier announced publicly," he emphasized. "We have sent a clear message that if there are attempts to complicate the end of the counterterrorism operation from the areas that are close to American 'friends,' or what else they can be called, it will not be left without reaction," Lavrov concluded.

16:02

Trump Says NFL Should Fire Players Who Kneel During Anthem "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ticket and merchandise sales drive the NFL. Via WACH: President Donald Trump says National Football League owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And hes encouraging spectators to walk out in protest. In an extended riff during a freewheeling rally speech in Alabama Friday night, Trump also bemoaned that football games have []

16:02

Total Gamma Radiation 2017.3 YEAR TO DATE USA "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Most reporting American cities exceed Tokyo, Japan in Radiation levels. That was a surprise.

16:01

High holidays? Meh "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The high holidays this year have been the most relaxed of my lifetime. It used to be that I was quite caught up in the new year and the ten days of awe leading up to Yom Kippur. I made it a point to get to synagogue a time or two, I always fasted. I anticipated the question from my tribal minders, What did you do this year, Phil? and aimed to pass the test. Especially after I got married to a non-Jew. I felt guilty about my lack of adherence to traditional Jewish ways, and tried to make up for my violations in spasmodic ritual.

This year, not so much. And I notice that few of my Jewish friends are being observant. One went camping. Another made a comment to me about their Buddhist spouse. A third made a blasphemous joke with pleasure: It took 2000 years for the Jews to get Chinese food.

Yet another has refused to go to synagogue since the rabbi used the pulpit on the high holidays to express compassion for the Israeli Defense Forces. Anti-Zionism is obviously a factor here. Its hard to get pumped for a religion so many of whose institutions align themselves with a militant apartheid state. All the polling shows that the more religious Jews are, the more supportive they tend to be of Israel.

But Im speaking more generally about assimilationist tendencies in the United States. I have more Jewish friends than ever but a lot of them are intermarried, and the High Holidays feel more and more like something traditional people do. It used to be that Sabbath services were that way; Jews only showed up in shul for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Now even that observance seems to me to be slipping slowly away.

The other night a Jewish friend had us over for a Rosh Hashanah dinner, and said the prayers, under her breath. My wife later asked why she didnt sing em out. All three Jews there were intermarried; and when I talked with the other Jewish guest about these trends, she was more comfortably lapsed than me. Shes looking forward to Christmas with non-Jewish grandchildren in another country; shes moved for jobs too many times to have kept Jewish friends, but isnt sure what to do about it.

So everything that Alan Dershowitz (The Vanishing American Jew) and other tractarians warned us about is happening, and still I shrug.

Other moderns are going through the same process, watching traditional norms dissolve. My close non-Jewish friends and my wife and her sisters and cousins have all fallen away from the churches of their youths. (Funerals in my town are often more farce than mournful because my friend fulminates about the Catholic priests lies.) I share Kafkas objection to his childhood Jewish community: his father regarded synagogue in Prague as the place to point out to his weirdo son the sons of the millionaire Fuchs. And by the way, chosenness and prestige culture are also problematic.......

16:01

Various Topics "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nork Missiles

The question was raised by S. E., who reads but rarely comments on this blog: "Why hasn't the US shot down Nork missiles?" 

General Mattis responds here (LINK). If you don't want to click the link, in a nut shell, the tests have fallen short of threatening the US to date. The North Koreans have carefully avoided doing that so far. Japan has had two overflights and may decide to shoot down one of the North Korean missiles in the future. It's building the capacity to do so now, working closely with USGOV and contractors to make that happen. The North Koreans would likely take a missile shoot-down as an act of war and would flatten Seoul and kill twenty million civilians. OR NOT, but the US is not rolling the dice. If you give the only fat man in North Korea enough rope, he'll hang himself. Maybe the Chinese will kill him off by peaceful means? It would be a gift to the people of Korea of great price. Avert a war, feed 23 million starving Norks, and make the world a better place for all but the North Korean elites, who would likely find themselves hanging from a jibbet once the people realized how badly they have been used and how wickedly they were deceived.

A Note to I-40 Travelers

The Northern Pines restaurant puts out one of the best breakfasts in Flagstaff, AZ - north of the White Wolf Mine. It's attached to a Day's Inn, which, under normal circumstances would mean that I'd never eat there (I'm a bit of a hotel snob). HOWEVER, I've eaten there many times and it's simply a great place. Everything on the menu is recommended. Yesterday I had the Meatloaf, smothered in green chili sauce, eggs over medium, etc. They even have a chili verde enchilada breakfast that's superb. Not everything has chili on it. The cinnamon roll french toast will make your arteries crackle (in a happy way).

Mining

The....

16:00

Cultural Marxism Exploding In America- All Part of NWO Plans (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Cultural Marxism Exploding In America- All Part of NWO Plans (VIDEO) | cultmarx | Multimedia New World Order Sleuth Journal Special Interests US News

There is a phenomenon that is surrounding us every day. Many see it but they have many different names for it. The overall effect of it however is very distinct. It is very real. The consequences are unmistakable and those consequences depends on how far you are willing to go to challenge this now invisible, seemingly symbolically tasteless, colorless and weightless phenomenon which is both completely ignored by the mainstream media, Hollywood and Academia while at the same time it is being rubbed in your face every day to where a normal person cannot help but to be chocked by this. In fact this phenomenon is so real and so encompassing that upon reading this first paragraph some will sincerely react by saying- what do you mean by normal?

Thats right. How dare I use the term normal when we are supposed to believe today that there is no such thing as normal. Oh, and science, reason and logic is also all out the door, havent you noticed? So is the concept of right versus wrong, free speech, moral values, belief in a higher power and many other things. By now many have probably guessed where Im going with this and what Im describing. Im describing todays politically correct phenomenon which as many know is grounded in what many refer to as Cultural Marxism, which itself has become the hallmark of the Liberal Left progressive ideology. Cultural Marxism itself is buried deep in the concept of multiculturalism. Lets explore this a bit more to clarify.

In a 2007 article on the topic written by Linda Kimball she discusses the core segments of Cultural Marxism as well as defines what it is and what are some of the core goals of this agenda.

There are two misconceptions held by many Americans. The first is that communism ceased to be a threat when the So...

16:00

Cops Shoot Man 7 times, Run Him Over and Kill Him Because He Had a Bright Green Water Gun "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A 20-year-old man was shot 7 times by police and then run over by a patrol car for the 'crime' of allegedly holding a multi-colored water gun.

16:00

Quick and Dirty Blimp Mount for a Shotgun Mike "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sometimes you dont have the hardware you need, and you can either do without or let the projects needs inspire you to create an alternative. Thats pretty sweet, and its even sweeter when you find a solution thats dirt cheap.

[Chu_st] created a sub-$10 blimp mount for his shotgun mike. It consists of a PVC pipe which attaches to the microphones shock mount. Plastic gardening grid is used for the shell, shaped by hand into the desired blimp shape and secured with zip ties and gaffer tape. [Chu_st] suggests using nylon stocking as a wind screen. The microphone itself attaches to a length of bicycle seat tube using a standard mic clamp.

For DIY microphone projects, we got you covered, with everything from a low noise floor microphone to one built out of a hard drive published previously.


Filed under: hardware

15:59

Re: Why send bugs embargoed to distros? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Simon McVittie on Sep 23

The Debian bug tracker (bugs.debian.org) is always public and has no
mechanism for embargoing individual bugs, so it is never used before
public disclosure.

It's entirely possible that your conclusion is correct in this case
(I don't have any more information than you do on whether the Debian
security team or package maintainer made use of the embargo period
for this vulnerability), but the late opening of a bug is not evidence
that no...

15:59

Chicagos Green Zone: Plans For Massive Police Compound "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Kevin Gosztola for Mint Press News - The city of Chicago plans to build a massive multi-million dollar training center for police and firefighters in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. But a coalition of community organizations contend the center will compound President Donald Trumps multi-pronged attack on communities of color and expand the Chicago Police Departments capacity for violence. Last week, the citys Community Development Commission approved a 30.4-acre land acquisition in a northwest industrial corridor tax-increment-financing (TIF) district in Chicago. A $95 million state-of-the-art compound will be built by 2020 for police, firefighters, and emergency medical services teams to train together. Mayor Rahm Emanuel hailed the facility as a destination, where out-of-state police agencies can send officers for training. It will spur real economic development with people from the suburbs and downstate traveling to the center. Similarly, Alderman Emma Mitts, whose ward includes West Garfield Park, asserted the community is excited about having a lot more police in the area. She also claimed there will be new economic opportunities.

15:58

Re: Why send bugs embargoed to distros? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Levente Polyak on Sep 23

[...]

For Arch Linux I tested the patch beforehand and prepared the changed
buildscripts locally. The final build/release/publication process was
invoked just minutes after the public disclosure and the final artifact
was signed and hit the repository just 20 minutes after the disclosure.
The advisories were sent ~4 hours later once gone through a
peer-reviewing process (yes this could have been done even faster).

But that's not actually...

15:53

Iowa Democrats Unite Behind Cathy and Pete "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Republicans didn't start winning elections by running to the center; they won by exciting their base. Of course they played on people's fears, scapegoating immigrants, women, people of color, and people's sexual orientation. Our job is to do the opposite. We have to reach out to people's decency. We just have to get better at defining what we stand for.

15:53

The Mohawk-PTAB Fiasco Threatens the Tribes Reputation More Than It Threatens PTAB "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Since the patents are not even assigned to the Mohawk people, this whole scam accomplishes nothing

Suscol Intertribal Council
Photo credit: Sarah Stierch (CC BY 4.0)

Summary: In an effort to dodge scrutiny from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), Allergan Plc offloaded a lot of negative publicity onto the Mohawk people, owing primarily to the Mowhawk Tribes general counsel, Dale White

THE Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) has been making many headlines recently. The patent microcosm is trying as hard as it can to kill it. It cannot kill the people inside the PTAB (whom it vainly refers to as a death squad), so it wants to kill the entire institution. Its appalling.

We were very sad to see the Mohawk people exploited, or virtually used as a sort of instrument for killing PTAB. As some people have put it, the Mohawk tribe is now facilitating a "scam" (not our word). Dont expect the patent microcosm to admit this. In fact, in some comments that we saw over the past week, all criticisms of this ploy are being dismissed or played down as being just a substance-less cry of scam. Far from it!

Earlier this week, in a site of the patent microcosm, Philippe J.C. Signore from Oblon wrote about this as a case for refreshing Constitutional Law recollection. Well, as patent radicalism is waning (the system has improved in recent years) they will try to crush the system. Here is what Signore wrote:

Article III also states that the judicial power of the U.S. is vested in the federal courts and judges. In its brief filed in August 2017, Oil States argued that IPR proceedings are unconstitutional because they are set up as adversarial judicial trials (as opposed to examination proceedings) of granted private property rights, and as such should be handled by Article III judges and not administrative agency employees who are beholden to Executive Branch officials. Oil States also argued that IPR trials resolve questions of novelty or obviousness, which are precisely the same questions that English jurors resolved, such that they fall within the Seventh Amendments scope.

The Eleventh Amen...

15:51

Trump Starts Economic War Against N. Korea Under Presidents Emergency Powers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The order permits the Secretary of Treasury to seize the assets or property of any person who [helps N. Korea acquire] any goods, services or technology.

In short, the United States is asserting the intention and right to ban from the US financial system and the dollar any entity from any country that trades with or finances trade with North Korea.

 

 

 

By:

President Trumps new Executive Order on North Korea sanctions is a unilateral declaration of economic warfare designed to bring the North to its knees through the aggressive use of secondary sanctions against any country that trades with or finances trade with North Korea. Rather than bring North Korea closer to the negotiating table for a peaceful resolution of the conflict, they are likely to hasten war and even the collapse of the regime if effectively enforced. It is unlikely, however, that this severe tightening of the sanctions screw will be successful.

Whats in the New Executive Order

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15:50

The Morgan Reports Weekly Perspective 092217 (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Morgan Reports Weekly Perspective 092217 Video David Morgan The Morgan Reports Weekly Perspective is our free e-newsletter. Our free e-newsletter will keep YOU in the top 3% of the Informed, the Awake, and the Aware. Join our Free...

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15:50

Gasless Cows Could Help Cool The Atmosphere: UN Report "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Scientists have found a way to mitigate the effects of global warming by breeding gasless cows for consumption without expanding the burden on the planet, through eliminating methane-producing bacteria living in their guts. Some cows belch and [...]

15:49

President Trump calls for NFL fans to boycott teams whos players sit out the National Anthem "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The only thing you can do better if you see it is to leave the stadium

HUNTSVILLE (INTELLIHUB) President Donald Trump made clear to attendees of an Alabama rally Friday that if NFL fans were to walk out of the stadium whenever they see a player sit out the National Anthem and disrespect the flag it would rapidly change team owners stances on discipline.

It would be great to see one of those team owners say get that son of a bitch off the field right now! Hes fired! Trump said.

When people like yourselves turn on the television and you see those people taking the knee when they are playing our great national anthem its concerning, he said. Its a total disrespect of our heritage.

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15:48

310,567 Signatures Block Right To Work In Missouri "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Judy Ancel for Labor Notes - The results astounded everyone who thought they knew the Missouri labor movement: more than 300,000 signatures to repeal right to work. Thousands of union members and allies marched through the streets of the state capital August 18 to deliver 163 boxes of petitions signed by 310,567 Missourians. The signers called for a referendum to repeal the right-to-work law passed by the legislature earlier this year. The signatures gathered were more than three times the number needed. Although signatures were needed in only six of the states eight Congressional districts, there were enough to qualify from all eight, and they came from all 114 Missouri counties. The state was forced to postpone the August 28 implementation of right to work till November 2018, when voters will determine its future. The petition drive was coordinated by We Are Missouri, a coalition of unions both in and out of the state AFL-CIO. Volunteers from Missouri Jobs with Justice and the Sierra Club stepped up, too. Most of the money for the campaign came from Missouri unions, with contributions as low as $100 and as high as $83,000. Much bigger donations came from labor PACs representing the state AFL-CIO, Teamsters, and Carpenters. As of August 31, the labor side had raised $1.36 million and spent almost half of it.

15:48

New study says expressive writing can help alleviate stress and stop worrying "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Writing down the things that cause anxiety can help to alleviate stress and concerns, according to a new study carried out by the Michigan State University. Through this study, the first neural evidence of expressive writing has been shown. People worry a lot on a daily basis, which leads to stress, anxiety and related disorders and diseases. Most of the concerns are based on feelings or future events that might never happen. Sadly, it appears to be a condition that many people can't avoid suffering. However, this new research shows that there are simple things people can do to stop worrying. It backs up the research developed by James Pennebaker in the 80's about the benefits of journaling to reduce pressure and improve our immune system. "Worrying takes up cognitive resources; it's kind of like people who struggle with worry are constantly multitasking - they are doing one task and trying to monitor and suppress their worries at the same time. Our findings show that if you get these worries out of your head through expressive writing, those cognitive resources are freed up to work toward the task you're completing and you become more efficient" said lead author of the study, Hans Schroder, who is also an MSU doctoral student in psychology and a clinical intern at Harvard Medical School's McLean Hospital. What does the field of psychoneuroimmunology study?

15:48

SolarCity Will Pay $29.5 Million to Settle Allegations that it Lied to the Government "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

SolarCity, a company Tesla acquired in Nov. 2016, has agreed to pay $29.5 million to resolve allegations that it lied to the government by submitting inflated claims to cash in on a solar stimulus program, the Department of Justice announced Friday.

SolarCity has agreed to drop charges it had against the US government as part of the settlement, which is not an admission of guilt. The settlement is a SolarCity obligation, a SolarCity representative told Business Insider.

The investigation centered on a program Section 1603 set up under the Obama administration that was meant to encourage solar adoption by subsidizing installation costs. The program allowed solar companies to receive a federal grant that was equal to 30% of the cost to install or acquire solar systems.

The Justice Department alleges that SolarCity made thousands of claims that overstated the costs of its installations, allowing it to receive inflated grant payments. It has been probing SolarCity and several other solar companies since 2012.

Source: Business Insider

SolarCity was founded in 2006 by brothers Peter and Lyndon Rive, based on a suggestion for a solar company concept by their cousin, Elon Musk, who is the chairman and helped start the company. The Rive brothers left SolarCity earlier this year.


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15:47

Zuckerberg announces harsh anti-Russian censorship measures on Facebook? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

He was live with this exactly one hour ago. We haven't even finished watching the 8 minute video, but we thought you should know about it. Our initial impression a few minutes into it is that this guy seems very uptight and nervous for someone supposedly so 'accomplished'. Whatever could be the reason why. It's almost like someone is standing screen left pointing a gun at him or something. Def a hostage video feeling about it ...

15:46

Benjamin Netanyahu, Penguins and the United Nations "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Thats why Israels policy regarding the nuclear deal with Iran is very simple: Change it or cancel it. Fix it or nix it. Benjamin Netanyahu, UN General Assembly Address, 2017

While he is very much the traditional politician,

15:45

Kremlin says Russia never bought Facebook ads to interfere with U.S. election "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Moscow has nothing to do with political advertisements on Facebook that were allegedly aimed at influencing the 2016 US presidential election, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. "We don't know who placed the advertisements on Facebook or how, and have never done it. The Russian side has never been part of it," Peskov told journalists on Friday. Earlier, Facebook reported that a Russian agency had purchased some ads on the social network during the 2016 presidential campaign. Facebook co-founder and Chairman Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday that the company is "actively working with the US government on its ongoing investigations into Russian interference." The company also said that it "will help government authorities complete the vitally important work of assessing what happened in the 2016 election."

15:43

Naval Hospital medics Allyson Thompson & Joanie Barrett give the finger to babies, call them mini Satans "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Two female staffers at Naval Hospital Jacksonville in Florida, not only took pictures and a video of themselves making a baby dance to rap music, giving the finger to a days-old baby, and calling the infants under their care mini Continue reading

15:43

ABC Dbayyeh New Kids Playground "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As much as I love going to ABC Dbayyeh, I hated taking Brian to their old kids playground. To begin with its underground, ceiling is too low and it was a bit too squeezed and felt a bit old and in need of a total revamp, which is what they did.

The new playground looks much better, is more spacious and everything is nice and shiny. Hygiene is even more crucial than safety then it comes to kids playgrounds. Most parents I know avoid taking their kids to indoor playground because they feel theyre dirty and germ-invested and the outdoor playgrounds are much worse.

Its good to see ABC revamping its playground. I still wish they had relocated it to a higher floor with a higher ceiling and better ventilation.

PS: They should force parents to remove their shoes in the locker room, not outside.

Here are some pictures:

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15:40

Latino Officials Arrested In Dream Act Protest Outside Trump Tower "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Ilana Novick for AlterNet - While Donald Trump was threatening to destroy North Korea in his first major speech to the United Nations, Reps. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) and Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) along with New York City council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito were being arrested outside Trump Tower, according to a statement from immigrant advocacy organization Make the Road New York. The four elected officials were among the large crowd protesting the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and demanding that Congress pass the Dream Act, which would provide a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children. A group of 12, including the four officials, blocked traffic in busy midtown Manhattan. Espaillat explained that he participated knowing the risk of arrest. "I do not take civil disobedience lightly," he explained in a statement. "As a member of Congress who was once formerly undocumented, I believe this cause is too monumental to sit idly by." Rep. Gutirrez, a member of the Judiciary Committee and the chair of the Immigration Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, emphasized the importance of participating in this action as part of a larger grassroots movement.

15:37

7 Signs Youre A Witch And Dont Realize It "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Youve been called a witch and arent sure whether you should be offended or throw the biggest party youve ever had. To you, a witch is very clear cut: either you rock a sparkly dress and youre a good witch or youre lying dead under a house and youre a bad witch. I refuse to []

15:36

New 6.2 earthquake centered in Oaxaca, Mexico "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The US Geological Survey says a new earthquake has struck Mexico with a magnitude of 6.2 and was centered in the southern state of Oaxaca. That's the region most shaken by a magnitude 8.1 quake that hit last week. It also swayed buildings in Mexico City, which is trying to recover from a magnitude 7.1 temblor that struck on Thursday, killing at least 295 people. It's not immediately clear if the new quake caused damage or injury. Source: The Associated Press

15:36

President Trump Revokes Golden States Stephen Currys Invitation to the White House "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

President Donald Trump tweeted this morning

Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!

The great basketball player Curry has expressed concerns about going to the White House since winning the NBA Championship.

President Trump had enough and revoked his invitation.

 

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15:35

Strong Quake Strikes SE of Matias Romero, Mexico "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Applyn-037M M6.1 Event Occurs 19km SE of Matias Romero, Mexico USGS REVISED EQ Details [USGS] Magnitude: 6.1 mww ( 0.1) Location: 16.736N, 94.946W ( 6.5 km) Depth: 9.0 km ( 2.8 km) Origin Time: 2017-09-23 12:53:02.240 UTC .Filed under: News Alert Tagged: Applyn-037M, earthquake, M6.2, Matias Romero, Mexico, Middle America Trench

15:34

Centre Considers Extra Spending of Rs 500 Billion to Halt Economic Slowdown "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Growth slowed to a three-year low of 5.7% in the quarter that ended in June, and finance minister Arun Jaitley has said that the government is looking for ways to speed it up.

An India Rupee note is seen in this illustration photo June 1, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Thomas White/Illustration/Files

An India Rupee note is seen in this illustration photo June 1, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Thomas White/Illustration/Files

New Delhi: Indias government is considering a plan to loosen its fiscal deficit target to enable it to spend up to Rs 500 billion more to halt an economic slowdown, two government officials with direct knowledge of the plan said on Thursday.

Growth in Asias third-largest economy slowed to a three-year low of 5.7% in the quarter that ended in June, and finance minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday that the government was looking for ways to speed it up.

The officials, who declined to be named as the measures have not been made public y...

15:30

Sixteen More Reasons to Question 9/11 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Kevin Ryan It has been 16 years since the crimes of September 11th, 2001. In that time, facts have been revealed that led more than a third of Americans to believe that the U.S government was involved in the attacks. This blog noted 14 such incredible facts on the 14th anniversary of the crimes. Here are 16 more. 1. In the nine years before 9/11, the FBI failed miserably at preventing terrorism. There are many examples of how FBI leadership under director Louis Freeh facilitated and covered-up acts of terrorism during this time. After 9/11, the FBI took extraordinary measures to hide evidence related to the attacks. 2. CIA director George Tenet led an agency that also failed in its duties related to counterterrorism and those failures appear to have been intentional. Like Freeh, Tenet had developed secret paths of communication with Saudi authorities. The facts suggest that Tenet facilitated the crimes of 9/11. 3. The FBI and CIA have made a mockery of the U.S. justice system as it relates to 9/11. While

15:30

Media Silent as Study Finds Female Vets 250% More Likely to Commit Suicide than Female Non-Vets "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

femaleAn unprecedented report on veteran suicide statistics has revealed that female veterans are 250% more likely to take their own lives than female civilians.

15:28

#FreeTheRoszke11: Justice for #AhmedH Fundraising for Defense Lawyer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In a case that Amnesty International has called an affront to justice, Ahmed H., a Syrian with residency in Cyprus, has been charged with violating anti-terrorism laws for participating in a protest in Rszke, Hungary, during September 2015.

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Originally published Generosity.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

#FreeTheRoszke11: Justice for #AhmedH Fundraising for Defense Lawyer

In a case that Amnesty International has called an affront to justice, Ahmed H., a Syrian with residency in Cyprus, has been charged with violating anti-terrorism laws for participating in a protest in Rszke, Hungary, during September 2015.

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15:28

G20 they colonized our future "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

G20 forecasting prolongs the infinite growth paradigm into the future, while G20 backcasting draws strategic conclusions for present action leaving the paradigm still intact.

lead German Minister of the Interior, Thomas de Maiziere, visits the memorial site of the State Security Service of former East Germany with school students, to watch a film about the violence at the G20 summit in Hamburg in a seminar on left extremism, Sept.2017. Bernd von Jutrczenka/Press Association. All rights reserved.When Beethoven composed his Ode to Joy in 1824 he probably wouldnt have thought that merely 200 years later the Donald Trumps of this world would listen to it, while the masses are rioting in the streets outside. Actually, not all people became brothers during the G20 summit on July 7 8 in Hamburg this year. Three months later fiery public debates about the tremendous violence during the summit days still continue and every day more coverage of police violence against protesters crops up in social media.

Apart from that, major media outlets still seem to refuse any coverage on the realistic alternative policy approaches that were framed and discussed e.g. during the Alternative Summit on July 56. So the world has gone back to business as usual and the question what actually changed with the protests? sounds ever-increasingly ironic. But why is that so? As activists are our protests maybe failing to address a crucial aspect of the G20s power?

Colonizing our futures

The G20 states are not merely colonizing the world economically and geopolitically. They also wield a timesavvy colonization of our futures.

One issue completely missing in the agenda of protests and counter-events during the summit is a very peculiar form of colonization that renders all of us alike its subjects. The G20 states are not merely colonizing the world economically and geopolitically. They also wield a timesavvy colonization of our futures. How does that happen?

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15:27

Trumps Mein Kampf Tirade down at the United Nations building "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Speaking before a world body ostensibly created to spare humanity the scourge of war and founded on the principles elaborated at the Nuremberg trials of Nazi leaders, the American president openly embraced a policy of genocide, declaring that he was ready, willing and able to totally destroy North Korea and its 25 million people.We do not expect diverse countries to share the same cultures, traditions, or even systems of government. But we do expect all nations to uphold these two core sovereign duties: to respect the interests of their own people and the rights of every other sovereign nation.

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During his speech, Trump railed against rogue regimes, international criminal networks that traffic drugs (Trump wouldnt be talking about the CIA, a major player in the international drug trade, would he?1), weapons (the US is a major exporter of weapons, illicit or otherwise), and the forced dislocation and mass migration of people?

Washingtons plan for UN reform is a plan to turn the organization into another instrument of US f...

15:27

US-backed SDF captures one of Syria's largest gas fields: Commander "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Both US and Russian-backed forces are seizing ground from Islamic State in Deir Ezzor province in a race for strategic influence and resources

15:26

HTTPS By Default For Everyone "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Just a quick heads up for those that haven't noticed yet, HTTPS is now used by default across all of Phoronix.com as of this week...

15:25

James Turk After The 2-Week Takedown In Gold And Silver, Here Is The Big Surprise Audio Interview "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

James Turk After The 2-Week Takedown In Gold And Silver, Here Is The Big Surprise Audio Interview King World News TDC Note Look for our interview with James Turk to be released on Tuesday September 26. ####...

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15:22

Dr. Aubrey de Grey "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Aging is a consequence of physics, not biology. Dr. Aubrey de Grey believes that the aging of any machine with moving parents is fundamentally the same, whether that machine is alive or not. He states that the SENS Foundation doesnt work on longevity and immortality it works on health. The only way we are going to live substantially longer is by staying truly youthful for substantially longer.

15:22

Iraqi Kurdistan vote poses direct threat to Turkish national security: Turkey "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jim W. Dean - Turkey's main concern is seeing the referendum trigger an uprising in its own unhappy Kurdish regions, when it already has serious concerns with a Kurdish independent state being carved out on its southern border with Syria.

15:20

Exit From The Dark Trap (Jon video included) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Jon Rappoport

September 23, 2017

You can watch me talk about my collection, Exit From The Matrix, here:

In the long run, most Western and Eastern traditional metaphysics turn out to be a distraction away from The Individual. (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

The night is long, and the search is weird. Clues appear, and yet they unendingly point to other cluesand what is the real shape of the expedition? Is it a trap? Do the markers on the road produce nothing more than a closed circle?

The Outsider is an individual who looks at the complexity of events in todays world, as he decides WHAT TO DO.

These events can seem to form a labyrinth. Theyre connected in ways that bind them to each other. One path leads to another, and eventually, the individual finds himself back where he startedbut not before going on a long strange trip in the maze.

During that trip, he loses contact with his own deep desires, because is fascinated and exhausted by the details of the labyrinth.

An apt analogy would be a treasure map. It promises victory and triumph, but as the seeker follows the thread, he enters a realm of cognitive dissonance, a dance in which he seems to be coming closer and yet moving further from the ultimate prize.

Authors and researchers have offered their interpretations of the nature of the trip: there are false trails; the mystery of life will always remain a mystery; the invisible rulers know how to hide themselves from the seeker

Leaving these conclusions aside, I find that the individuals true desire can be summarized in the question: WHAT DO I WANT TO CREATE?

Answering that question, and acting on the answer with full commitment, energy, determination, and power eventually, casts a bright light on the maze and reveals its patterns and its tricks.

In other words, there is a foundation from which the individual can launch his future, and that foundation is within his graspas Ive just indicated.

Moving out from that platform, he gains new perspective. He sees the world in a new way. He stays outside the labyrinth, and he is able to act on it.

Otherwise, he sinks into it.

What Im talking about here is more than advice. Its a different slant on metaphysics. Traditionally, metaphysics concocts a picture of Reality in an ultimate formand a cursory scan of Western philosophy reveals that every philosopher paints a...

15:19

What is Red Bull X-Fighters? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

(INTELLIHUB) Imagine a competition where riders compete by jumping a 220-pound motocross bike 100-feet through the air 30 feet height while doing death-defying tricks.

The Red Bull X-Fighters event is amazing. Please watch.

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15:19

WAH5: VIJF JAAR WIJ ZIJN HIER "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Van links naar rechts, achter naar voren: Cor Offman, ?, Lambert Meertens, Jo van der Spek, ?, Pablo Eppelin, Brit de Jong, ?, Thomas Spijkertboer, Khalid Jone, Henk Griffioen, Osman Yoonis, ?, Katy, ?, Sinead Wendt, Ton Meurs, Joan, Maud van der Linden, Savannah Koolen, Joyce Maas, Ahmed Aden, Adam Yaya, Salim, Abdihakim, Bernard, Mustapha, Dokter Co, Sinan, ?, Yusuf

Van links naar rechts, achter naar voren: Cor Offman, ?, Lambert Meertens, Jo van der Spek, ?, Pablo Eppelin, Brit de Jong, ?, Thomas Spijkertboer, Khalid Jone, Henk Griffioen, Osman Yoonis, ?, Katy, Annet, Sinead Wendt, Ton Meurs, Joan, Maud van der Linden, Savannah Koolen, Joyce Maas, Ahmed Aden, Adam Yaya, Salim, Abdihakim, Bernard, Mustapha, Co van Melle, Sinan, Ahmed, Rosa, Noufou, Yusuf


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The garden behind the Worldhouse, where We Are Here began 5 years ago on the 4th of September, we came together as refugees and supporters. Looking back and ahead, listening to speeches by Khalid Jone, Osman Yoonis and Jo van der Spek (M2M) (Part 1):

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15:17

Why You Need To Eat More Turmeric "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Most of us know turmeric as just a vivid orange spice, something we might add to curries for an extra flavour boost, or use to colour rice a magnificent yellow. But there is far more to this humble plant than first meets the eye. Recent research has proved what countries in South Asia have known []

15:17

Get That Son Of A Bitch Off The Field: Trump Calls on NFL to Fire Players Who Kneel for Anthem "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

nflIn one of his most tyrannical speeches to date, Trump called on NFL players to be fired for practicing their freedom of speech. #MAGA

15:15

Under Garb of Preservation, Chattisgarh Is Denying Vulnerable Groups Their Reproductive Rights "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As of May this year, people from Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups who want to be sterilised have to ask the sub-divisional magistrate for permission.

Women who underwent sterilisation surgery at a government mass sterilisation camp pose for pictures inside a hospital at Bilaspur district in Chhattisgarh November 14, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Anindito Mukherjee

Women who underwent sterilisation surgery at a government mass sterilisation camp pose for pictures inside a hospital at Bilaspur district in Chhattisgarh November 14, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Anindito Mukherjee

While on the one hand the government is pushing for a two-child norm, on the other it is forcibly precluding certain Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) in the country from accessing sterilisation services, thus transgressing their right...

15:13

Russias Summer Wargames made Nato super nervous , especially Poland and the Baltic states "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russias summer wargames, named Zapad (West) 2017, kicked off in September but are already setting off alarm bells across Europe. Held every four years, the Zapad exercises are a window into Russias military prowessand perhaps future intentions.

One of the main purposes is to check cooperation by all military command and control centers and all units from platoon to army and from soldier to general. In other words, it verifies the speed and efficiency of what can be called the armed forces nervous system how long it takes information issued by commanders to reach the subordinates and how effectively all arms and services can interact in unfamiliar situations and environments under pressure~Tass

The exercises, held jointly between Russia and neighboring Belarus, will take place later this summer in the two countries, involving the armed forces of both. According to Belarus defense minister, Up to 12,700 servicemen are planned to be involved in the drills. About 10,200 troops will be involved on the territory of our country, including 7,200 servicemen from the Belarusian Armed Forces and about 3,000 from the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. The minister also stated that 680 pieces of military hardware, including armored vehicles, would take part in the exercises. Zapad 2017 will take place at six different training grounds scattered across the two countries.

The Defense Ministry has said more than once the participating troops will be getting all instructions and tasks not beforehand, but at the very last moment before this or that episode of the exercise is due to begin. The need to act in conditions approximating real ones, and not under a rehearsed scenario was an important feature of the exercise from the very beginning.

International cooperation, too, leaves its imprint on the drills. Russian military and their Belarussian counterparts have been mastering the skill of protecting not only the borders of their own countries, but the borders of the common, Union State as well. The scale of the exercise and the complexity of tasks to be coped with grows immeasurably.

The location of the exercises, in Central Europe near NATO members states Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, has made NATO nervousespecially after Russias secret 2014 war in Ukraine and annexation of the Crimean peninsula. The Zapad 2013 exercises, also held by Russia and Belarus, were publicly claimed to involve approximately 12,000 troops but in reality th...

15:11

Small North Korean quake likely natural, not nuclear test: experts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) A small earthquake near North Koreas nuclear test site on Saturday was probably not manmade, the nuclear proliferation watchdog and a South Korean official said, easing fears Pyongyang had exploded another nuclear bomb just weeks after its last one.

Chinese earthquake officials said the magnitude 3.4 quake detected at 0829 GMT was a suspected explosion but both the CTBTO, which monitors nuclear tests, and a South Korean meteorological agency official said they believed it was a natural quake.

A key method is to look at the seismic waves or seismic acoustic waves and the latter can be detected in the case of a manmade earthquake, said the South Korean official, who asked for anonymity. In this case we saw none. So as of now, we are categorizing this as a natural earthquake.

The earthquake, which South Korea put at magnitude 3.0, was detected in Kilju county in North Hamgyong Province, where North Koreas known Punggyeri nuclear site is located, the official said.

All of North Koreas previous six nuclear tests registered as earthquakes of magnitude 4.3 or above. The last test on Sept 3 registered as a 6.3 magnitude quake.

A secondary tremor detected after that test could have been caused by the collapse of a tunnel at the mountainous site, experts said at the time. Satellite photos of the area after the Sept 3 quake showed numerous landslides apparently caused by the massive blast, which North Korea said was an advanced hydrogen bomb.

The head of the nuclear test monitoring agency CTBTO said on Saturday that analysts were looking at unusual seismic activity of a much smaller magnitude than the Sept 3 test in North Korea.

Two #Seismic Events! 0829UTC & much smaller @ 0443UTC unlikely Man-made! Similar to collapse event 8.5 mins after DPRK6! Analysis ongoing, CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo said in a Twitter post, referring to Sept 3 test.

Russias emergency ministry says background radiation in nearby Vladivostok was within t...

15:10

M5.8 Earthquake Strikes Coastal S Mexico "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Applyn-112E M 5.8 quake occurs 48km SW of Paredon, Mexico Earthquake Details: Magnitude: 5.8 mww ( 0.0) Location: 15.698N, 94.162W ( 10.3 km) Depth: 74.2 km ( 10.0) Origin Time: 2017-09-23 10:38:08.980 UTC [USGS]  Filed under: News Alert Tagged: Applyn-112E, earthquake, FE Region OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, M5.8, Mexico, Paredon

15:08

ON NORTHLAND "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

12.25 and just got back home from our election party at the Pioneer Tavern at Waipapakauri.    Packed to the rafters with many new (and young) faces.   Some nervous moments but once the Kerikeri/Paihia booths came in  it was all over rover.   Winston's 5,500 majority evaporated into a 1,292 win for National's Matt King.

Must have been a huge gnashing of teeth from the 33 person media contingent at Winston's bash at the Duke of Marlborough.   Clearly they expected him to win but all he did was to pack up shop early and skip back to Paihia on the ferry.   The one journo at our function had a scoop on the King victory.

No concession or congratulatory call from Peters.   Perhaps he was hurting too much having been ejected by the voters from three seats during his time in Parliament.    But the loser becomes a winner per courtesy of MMP ... funny that a Party polling less than it did in 2014 and ending up with two fewer MPs gets to choose who forms the next government.     More about that in later posts.

Good Morning.

15:05

Israels Chief Stooge at Westminster shames us again "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As Prime Minister, I am proud to say that I support Israel. And it is absolutely right that we should mark the vital role that Britain played a century ago in helping to create a homeland for the Jewish people.

Thus spake Theresa May the other day as she welcomed members of the Jewish community to 10 Downing Street. But by focusing on creating a homeland for the Jewish people shes also celebrating the hell that Balfours Declaration created for the gentle Palestinians and for the rest of the region. Born of that letter, the pen of Balfour, and of the efforts of so many people, is a remarkable country, said May, apparently blind to the reality.

Right now were on the run-up to the centenary of what is arguably the biggest foreign policy blunder in British history: the Balfour Declaration. In 1917 Arthur Balfour, foreign secretary, bowed to Zionist demands for a homeland for the Jews in Palestine and gave an undertaking that set the world on course for long-term turmoil and, for the native Palestinians, unspeakable misery, dispossession and displacement. It was a criminal conspiracy. And Balfour was an A-list idiot who bragged that he wasnt even going to counsult the local Arab population about this theft of their homes and lands.

Yet he remains a hero of the Conservative Party which, led by Theresa May, plans to celebrate this hundred-year running sore as Lord Sydenham called it in great style, inviting Israels prime minister Netanyahu to the festivities. Thats if the warmonger isnt under arrest by then on imminent charges of corruption back home.

I will always do whatever it takes to keep our Jewish community safe, May added. Through our new definition of anti-Semitism we will call out anyone guilty of any language or behaviour that displays hatred towards Jews because they are Jews. We will actively encourage the use of this definition by the police, the legal profession, universities and other public bodies.

She was referring to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism.

BDS unsucessful? Really?

One of Mays Cabinet minsiters, Sajid Javid, told the World Jewish Congress that the UK would celebrate the upcoming anniversary with pride. Someone said we should apologise for the Declaration, to say it was an error of judgment. Of course thats not going to happen. To apologise, he said, would be to apologise for the existence of Israel and to question its right to exist.

Instead, he emphasised the UK governments intolerance towards any kind of boycott of Israel. Ill be 100 per cent clear. I do not support calls for a boycott, my party....

15:04

Latest EPO Rumours Allege That Benot Battistelli Rigged the Process of EPO Presidents Selection "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Dont mess with the cole

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Reference: Order of succession

Summary: Antnio Campinos is quite likely the next EPO President, as insiders suspect that many applications for the job got rejected politically (turned down by political mischief)

THE German media believes that Antnio Campinos will be the next head of the EPO (the Office, not the Organisation, whose Chairman will leave one week from now). Campinos is believed to be French, for reasons we explained before [1, 2], and he is close to Battistelli. Insiders suspect that Battistelli is already paving the way for Campinos to win the job, as we previously explained in:

  1. Its a Family Business: French Succession Plan at EPO After Battistellis Departure
  2. One Week Left for Battistellis Coronation of Another Frenchman, Antnio Campinos, to Lobby for UPC?
  3. Rumours That Another Frenchman is the Only Candidate to Succeed Benot Battistelli at the EPO

Imagine having 3 French Presidents (out of 4) in succession! Never mind the fact that much of the remaining management, dubbed Team Battistelli, is also French. What a coup! (French word)

Insiders suspect that Battistelli is already paving the way fo...

15:00

Bihars Marhowra Plant Under Cloud as Piyush Goyal Prioritises Electric Locomotives "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Railways is now exploring various ways for General Electric, which was awarded the contract in 2015, to smoothly exit the Rs 2,000-crore project.

Construction underway at the Marhowra loco plant. Credit: Twitter/Shankar Dhar

Construction underway at the Marhowra loco plant. Credit: Twitter/Shankar Dhar

New Delhi: The Indian Railways much-trumpeted multi-crore Make in India programme in Bihar is facing curtains even before taking off.

In November 2015, the rail ministry, then headed by Suresh Prabhu, awarded a Rs 14,000-crore contract to US conglomerate General Electric to set up a diesel electric locomotive factory in Marhowra. Another plant at Madhepura, for modern electric locomotives, was awarded to French major Alstom.

At the time, in the run-up to the Bihar state elections, these projects were billed as the biggest FDI in the rail sector. Massive investments of around Rs 40,000 crore over the next five years were planned for the Bihar projects, according to statements issued by the ministry at the time....

15:00

Conglomeration of Currencies "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Conglomeration of Currencies by Chris Powell GATA Dear Friend of GATA and Gold: The U.S. dollar is not likely to be displaced as the world reserve currency by another countrys currency, financial writer Charles Hugh Smith argues this week,...

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15:00

MiB: Matthew Rothman on Quant 3.0 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Matthew Rothman is the head of Global Quantitative Equity Research at Credit Suisse as well as a Senior Lecturer in Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management.  He was hired a few years before the financial crisis hit to be global head of Quantitative Research at Lehman Brothers (and then Barclays Capital, post Lehman

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Repellent Republicans Are Way More Repellent Than Repellent Democrats-- And There Are Plenty Of Repellent Democrats "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Our Revolution is asking Democrats to cosponsor 8 specific bills that mae up the progressive legislative agenda. Their pitch is good: "Resisting the Trump administration and Republican Congressional agenda is only part of how we can move our country forward. Now is the time for Democrats to campaign on a bold agenda and fight to create an America that works for everyone. If Democrats want to win in 2018 and take our country back from the billionaire class and Republicans, they need to start by supporting legislation that speaks to the real concerns facing the American people. We're fighting for a Congress that will put people before profits to create an America where everyone, regardless of the age, race, gender or economic status has access to health care, free college tuition, a livable planet, and a job that pays a living wage. The Democratic Party Platform makes it clear that Democrats must fight for these issues as a party. Were asking all House Democrats to commit to supporting our #PeoplesPlatform bills by signing on as a co-sponsor when Congress comes back in session in September."

Some of the worse excuses for Democrats from the Republican wing of the Democratic Party-- Blue Dogs like Josh Gottheimer (NJ), Stephanie Murphy (FL), Sanford Bishop (GA), Lou Correa (CA), Brad Schneider (IL), Vicente Gonzalez (TX) and New Dems like Ami Bera (CA), Jim Himes (CT), Ann Kuster (NH), Ron Kind (WI), as well as a few unaffiliated conservaDems Like Raul Ruiz (CA) and Jacky Rosen, have signed on to just one bill. But there are only 8 ultra-conservative fake Democrats-- generally the worst of the worst-- who have refused to sign on to any:
Kyrsten Sinema (Blue Dog-AZ)
Tom O'Halleran (Blue Dog-AZ)
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15:00

Nearly Entire 2017 US Debt Increase of $200 Billion Can Be Attributed to FED Rate Increases "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

The US Debt has increased year to date by $232 billion since President Trumps inauguration on January 20, 2017.  On inauguration day the debt was at $19.9 trillion and on September 21, 2017 the debt stood at $20.2 trillion.

President Obama during the same time period in his first term also increased the US Debt.  However, where President Trump increased the Debt to date by 1.2%, Obama increased the debt by 11.1% or 10% more than Trump.  President Obama inherited a US Debt amount of $10.6 trillion on his inauguration and increased it by nearly $1.2 trillion during his first eight months in office.

Obama increased the US Debt amount by $1 trillion more than President Trump in the first eight months of his Presidency when compared to President Trumps first eight months.

This was in spite of the fact that right after Barack Obama was elected President, on December 16, 2008, the Federal Reserve (The Fed) lowered the Fed Funds rate by an entire percent, from 1% down to 0%.  The Fed had not lowered the Fed Funds rate by such a large amount (1%) since at least before 1990, if ever.  The Fed kept this 0% rate for most of Obamas eigh...

14:59

Lady Gaga: I Regret Selling My Soul To Illuminati Dark Forces "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Pop star Lady Gaga has spoken openly about her membership of the Illuminati for the first time to say that she regrets joining the secret society. Gaga, a sufferer of the painful fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), says she believes her longterm illness is the result of her allowing dark forces to manifest themselves in her body when she sold her soul []

14:59

Flash floods kill two, blocks roads leaving 150,000 isolated in eastern Sudan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Flash floods caused the death of two people in El Gedaref in eastern Sudan on Wednesday and blocked off the road leading to and from 27 villages. The Bandigyo-Simsim road has become inaccessible. A resident in Bandigyo told Radio Dabanga that a pregnant woman died on the road, in Sidra area, as she attempted to travel to El Gedaref on a tractor. A herder died in a flash flood the same day. "The water washed away the part of the Bandigyo-Simsim road at Khor Sidra a few days ago. "27 villages, accommodating about 150,000 people have become isolated," he said. The road interruptions are causing a shortage in food. Meanwhile, numbers of families were forced to leave flooded homes. The resident mentioned the proliferation of snakes and the deteriorating health environment.

14:51

If you thought FEMA camps were bad, now they have FEMA barges "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Floating FEMA camps have made it to Port Arthur Texas and will house 600 or so displaced residents

PORT ARTHUR, Tex. (INTELLIHUB) Some 600 residents displaced from their homes by Hurricane Harveys devastating winds and floodwaters will now have a place to stay among one of two barges brought into the bay by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Each barge can accommodate about 300 people and will serve as a tempory residence until they manage to get back on their feet.

This is hard enough, Gwendolyn Donahue told KTIV reporter Jacque Masse. But at this moment right now, now you talkin about putting me on a barge?

Donahue said that she is not a fish and knows nothing about living on a boat.

Three meals a day will be offered on the barges along with laundry facilities and satellite TV, as KTIV reported.

You can watch the video here.

Hat Tip: @notforsalesb on Twitter

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14:50

Hands up all those who've received this same sex marriage "YES" text? Did you ask to receive texts like this? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

pic.twitter.com/YncDjlzpqP Mr Nobullshit (@Mr_Nobull) September 23, 2017 Unfortunately, thats not the case and these messages arent considered CEM as they arent related to commerce. Read https://t.co/K99muboG8K Andrew Mitchell (@amitchell01) September 23, 2017

14:46

Fact Check: Updating Cold War Myths About Thailand "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Many honest, busy analysts outside established media circles in the United States and Europe are plagued by mythologies stemming from once pseudo-truths they simply lack the time or energy to dig into and finally correct.

Among them are enduring myths

14:42

200 lorries of arms and ammunition: delivery by the Pentagon to the YPG "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On 11 and 19 September 2017, the first 200 lorries of arms and ammunition that the Pentagon offered to the YPG, have been delivered in two separate convoys to Hasakeh. The lorries were coming from the Kurdish region of Iraq and passed through the Semalka border checkpoint. All the arms and ammunition were manufactured by the former USSR apart from the US army's L-ATV vehicles manufactured by the US company, Oshkosh. These weapons are not intended for fighting Daesh which is on the verge (...)

14:40

How the US Became a Warmonger Police State "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Professor David Ray Griffin is a tenacious person. He has written a number of carefully researched books that demonstrate the extraordinary shortcomings in the official account of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon and the subsequent

14:36

47 Years After Vietnam War Secret Mission, Green Beret To Receive Medal Of Honor "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Via Stars and Stripes: A retired Army Green Beret credited with saving multiple lives during a covert four-day mission into Laos to target North Vietnamese soldiers operating there will receive the Medal of Honor next month, 47 years after his heroic actions, the White House announced Wednesday. President Donald Trump will present the militarys highest []

14:35

Craig Hemke & Eric Sprott Weekly Wrap-Up with Eric Sprott (Podcast) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Craig Hemke & Eric Sprott

Craig Hemke & Eric Sprott Weekly Wrap-Up with Eric Sprott Podcast Hear Eric Sprott discuss the reaction to this weeks Fed meeting and the impact on gold and silver prices.

The post Craig Hemke & Eric Sprott Weekly Wrap-Up with Eric Sprott (Podcast) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

14:33

10 Weekend Reads "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of French Press coffee, grab a seat on the bow, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads:  This former hedge fund guy is a one-man nonprofit investigating some of Americas shadiest companies (Nieman Lab)  HGTV Is a Never-ending Fantasy Loop. Look Deeper, and It Gets Pretty Ugly. (Vulture)  How a

Read More

The post 10 Weekend Reads appeared first on The Big Picture.

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14:31

Police Can Detain Innocent Passengers: Florida Supreme Court "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that police can detain car passengers for a reasonable time, even if they are not suspected of having committed a crime. Holding an innocent passenger, during even a minor traffic [...]

14:31

Wide Angle, Episode 3: The Curious History of India-Pakistan Relations "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Maya Mirchandani interviews Indias former high commissioner to Pakistan T.C.A. Raghavan about his new book The People Next Door: The Curious History of Indias Relations with Pakistan.

The post Wide Angle, Episode 3: The Curious History of India-Pakistan Relations appeared first on The Wire.

14:30

Police Declare Childhood Autism as Reasonable Suspicion for Detainment, Assault "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Police are claiming that a 14-year-old boy with autism justifies "reasonable suspicion" that he is on drugs, which justifies use of force against him.

14:29

Saudi Textbook Recalled Showing Photo Of Yoda With King Faisal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Saudi Arabian high school students have had their social studies disrupted after a textbook photo, depicting the Star Wars character Yoda sitting next to King Faisal at the United Nations, was recalled by the education [...]

14:26

The Dangerous Decline of U.S. Hegemony "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The showdown with the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea is a seminal event that can only end in one of two ways: a nuclear exchange or a reconfiguration of the international order.

While complacency is always unwarranted, the first seems

14:23

Markets of Old London "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Billingsgate Market, c. 1910.

Book sale in the Caledonian Road Market, c. 1910.



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14:21

Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Limited Art of Interpretation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Why is the brilliant Ta-Nehisi Coates not as persuasive as you'd expect?

14:20

The Supreme Court was Right to Pierce the Jaypee Groups Corporate Veil "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A recent and troubling editorial by The Economic Times shows how Jaypees defence against angry homebuyers looking for justice is often bought hook, line and sinker.

While Jaypee would be happy to have JIL fall into insolvency, letting them off the hook when it comes to stranded home buyers, the Supreme Court put a stop to it. Credit: Reuters

While Jaypee would be happy to have JIL fall into insolvency, letting them off the hook when it comes to stranded home buyers, the Supreme Court put a stop to it. Credit: Reuters

A recent editorial put out by The Economic Times (ET) headlined Jaypee Insolvency: Quite A Legal Mess made one sit up. What is jarring that the editorial takes several potshots at the Supreme Court, which in recent times has come to the rescue of over 30,000 hapless homebuyers.

The column begins with a matter-of-fact statement The Supreme Courts intervent...

14:09

Fed Spooks Metals Markets; Governments Attack Bitcoin (Podcast) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Fed Spooks Metals Markets; Governments Attack Bitcoin Podcast Money Metals Coming up well here part two of an interview Money Metals president Stefan Gleason did with Alan James on the Sustainable Money Podcast. Stefan gives some more advice on...

The post Fed Spooks Metals Markets; Governments Attack Bitcoin (Podcast) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

14:09

Britain must accept ambiguity to survive Brexit "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Theresa May and Brexiteers both insist on a damaging binary view of the UK and Europe.

lead PM Theresa May's speech in Florence, Italy, setting out plans for a transitional period from the formal date of Brexit in March 2019.Jeff J Mitchell/Press Association. All rights reserved.Brexit is written in binary code. It is all zeros and ones - out of the European Union or in. In his long Telegraph essay last weekend, the British foreign secretary and totem of the Leave campaign Boris Johnson reiterated the iron imperatives of last years referendum: The choice was binary. The result was decisive. There is simply no way - or no good way - of being 52 per cent out and 48 per cent in.

This has an impeccable logic, in the way mad things often do. In her speech in Florence on Friday, Johnsons supposed boss Theresa May was trying, in her own weak way, to tweak that logic, to find some wriggle room in the relentless bind of the binary.

The concrete content of the speech may be less important than its signal of distress though whether May is waving or drowning remains an open question. She is edging towards some way to be however temporarily at least a little bit in while moving out. She is edging towards some way to be however temporarily at least a little bit in while moving out.

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14:09

X.Org Foundation Has Become A Khronos Adopter "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The X.Org Foundation board announced during this week's XDC2017 summit that they have officially completed the paperwork to become a Khronos adopter...

14:08

North Korea 3.4 magnitude earthquake caused by an explosion Near nuclear testing site "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Harriet Agerholm

Quake centred near nuclear test site but South says tremor could have natural causes

The Independent

Chinas earthquake administration has said it detected a magnitude 3.4 earthquake in North Korea, which it suspects was caused by an explosion.

The report has raised fears that the isolated state has tested another nuclear bomb. The Chinese administration said in a statement on its website that the quake was recorded at a depth of zero kilometres.

Chinas official Xinhua news agency said the epicentre was in roughly the same place as a similar shallow earthquake on 3 September, which turned out to be caused by North Koreas sixth and largest nuclear test.

Yet the Souths meteorological agency which measured the earthquake as magnitude 3.0 said it believed the quake was a natural event.

We use several methods to tell whether earthquakes are natural or manmade, an official, who asked for anonymity, said.

A key method is to look at the seismic waves or seismic acoustic waves and the latter can be detected in the case of a manmade earthquake. In this case we saw none. So as of now we are categorising this as a natural earthquake.

All of North Koreas previous six nuclear tests registered as earthquakes of magnitude 4.3 or above. The last test on 3 September registered as a 6.3 magnitude quake.

A secondary tremor detected after that test could have been caused by the collapse of a tunnel at the mountainous site, experts said at the time.

The US Geological Survey said that it detected a magnitude 3.5 quake in the area of previous North Korean nuclear tests, but that it was unable to confirm whether the event was natural.

North Koreas weakest nuclear test, its first, which it carried out in 2006, generated a magnitude 4.3 quake.

Satellite photos of the area after the 3 September quake showed numerous landslides that were apparently caused by the huge blast, which North Korea said was a hydrogen bomb.

Nuclear proliferation watchdog CTBTO was examining unusual seismic activity in North Korea, it said on Saturday.

Analysts looking at unusual #seismic activity of a much smaller magnitude in the #DPRK, CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo said in a Twitter post, adding more details were set to emerge later.

North Koreas Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, who is currently in New York for a United Nations meeting, warned on Thursday that Mr Kim could consider a hydrogen....

14:06

Mel Brooks: 'We have become stupidly politically correct, which is the death of comedy' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Comedy legend Mel Brooks is speaking out about political correctness and how it is leading to the "death of comedy." Best known for his politically incorrect comedies like "Blazing Saddles" and "The Producers," Brooks has always taken risks with his writing by satirizing racism. Brooks, who said he could find humor in almost anything, warned on Thursday that political correctness is strangling comedians from being able to perform and said there only a handful of subjects he personally wouldn't make fun of.

14:05

World watch Sunday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Saturday GMT For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.

14:01

September 24 in history "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

622 Prophet Muhammad completed his hijra from Mecca to Medina.

1180 Manuel I Komnenos, last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration died after which the Byzantine Empire slipped into terminal decline.

1625 Johan de Witt, Dutch politician, was born (d. 1672).

1645  Battle of Rowton Heath, Parliamentarian victory over a Royalist army commanded in person by King Charles.

1664 The Dutch Republic surrendered New Amsterdam to England.

1667  Jean-Louis Lully, French composer, was born (d. 1688).

1674  Second Tantrik Coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

1717 Horace Walpole, British novelist and politician, was born (d. 1797).

1725 Sir Arthur Guinness, Irish brewer, was born (d. 1803).

1841  The Sultan of Brunei ceded Sarawak to Britain.

1852  The first airship powered by (a steam) engine, created by Henri Giffard, travelled 17 miles (27 km) from Paris to Trappes.

1869 Black Friday: Gold prices plummeted after Ulysses S. Grant ordered the Treasury to sell large quantities of gold after Jay Gould and James Fisk plotted to control the market.

1871  Lottie Dod, English athlete, was born (d. 1960)

1877  Battle of Shiroyama, decisive victory of the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion.

1890 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially renounced polygamy.

1892  Adlard Godbout, Canadian agronomist and politician, 15th Premier of Qubec, was born (d. 1956)..........

14:01

Australia and U.S. Joined at the Hip: Wheres the Benefit? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has on two recent occasions referred to Australia being joined at the hip to the United States on its defence and national security policies. That phrasing invited some critical commentary, but conspicuously, there was no demurral from the official Opposition Labor Party. To all practical intents and purposes the Liberal National Coalition and the Labor Party are indistinguishable on matters of defence, foreign policy and national security.

Turnbulls remarks, as with the election of the erratic and clearly unfit Donald Trump as US President, should have presented an opportunity for a critical reappraisal of Australias position viz a viz the United States. It did not happen, not least because a supine mainstream media sees no reason to question the fundamental assumptions underlying Australias defence policies since at least the fall of Singapore to the Japanese in January 1942.

Prior to that seminal event, Australia had never challenged its role as a colonial appendage to the British Empire. That status had led Australia into a series of wars, which in common with just about every other military misadventure before and since had only the vaguest connection with Australias national interest, if any.

Australian troops fought the Russians in the Crimean War of the 1850s (the rich irony of which is lost in the current propaganda war waged against Russia for its annexation of Crimea.) Australian troops were slaughtered in large numbers in World War 1, a war planned at least since the 1890s to counter any German challenge to British imperial supremacy (Docherty & Macgregor Hidden History, 2013)

Although Prime Minister Hughes refused a British request to formally join British forces fighting in the Russian civil war 1917-21 against the Bolsheviks, Australian troops nonetheless joined the North Russia campaign as volunteers. A Royal Australian Destroyer HMAS Swan also undertook intelligence operations in the Black Sea in late 1918 directed against the Bolshevik forces.

With the rout of the British forces in 1941-42 by the Japanese, it was obvious to Australian politicians that a new protector was needed, and the Americans required no encouragement to assume that role. The marriage of convenience that occurred in 1942-45 may have suited Australia in its perception of an imminent Japanese invasion, but then, as now, the brides dowry should have be...

14:00

Landmark Study Establishes Link Between the Aluminum in Most Vaccines & Autism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

aluminumA peer-reviewed study conducted by scientists at the University of British Columbia, has established a link between a popular aluminum vaccine and autism.

14:00

Mongoose: Six U.S Agencies Conspired to Illegally Wiretap Trump; British Intel Used as NSA Front to Spy on Campaign "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mongoose

EXCLUSIVE: Six U.S Agencies Conspired to Illegally Wiretap Trump; British Intel Used as NSA Front to Spy on Campaign

From the beginning it was a set up to find dirt on Trump campaign insiders and if possible to topple Donald Trumps presidential aspirations.

Before and after the 2016 election. And while this operation had many moving parts and alternating players, the mission to unseat Trump never changed. And it remains ongoing.

Phi Beta Iota: The only organization not mentioned that should have been is the Mossad. From probable Mossad officers Jeffrey Epstein and Ghslaine Maxwell to many others, the Mossad has been all over the Trumps and the Clintons, to include, we speculate, having a hand in profiling Ivanka and Chelsea so as to be able to to place controlled sayonim (helpers) inside both families.  We note with sadness that Mike Hayden set the gold standard for treason at the highest levels of the US secret intelligence community, first with warrantless wiretapping at NSA, a...

14:00

Hillary Clinton blames election loss on 42 scapegoats "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hillary gives new meaning to the expression sore loser. Here are the 42 and counting scapegoats shes blamed for her election loss (Daily Mail): (Former) FBI Director James Comey The FBI Vladimir Putin The Russians WikiLeaks Low information Continue reading

14:00

The Evils of Climate Enthusiasm "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Address to the Alumni of Warrane College, University of New South Wales Academic Dinner, September 2017 Dr Howard Thomas Brady No matter our age we are all adapting to circumstance. I would never have thought, after I went away to be a Catholic priest at the age of 16, that 20 years later I would

13:58

PROOF: Flu shots are the Greatest Medical Fraud in the History of the World "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mike Adams, Natural News
Waking Times

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

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

To my knowledge, Im the only independent journalist in the world who is scientifically trained to run an atomic mass spectrometry laboratory, which Ive been running for over three years now and testing the heavy metals content of organic superfoods like cacao, common vaccines as well as the ability of water filters to remove toxic heavy metals. Im the creator of the Low Heavy Metals Verified standard and Im the inventor of patented nutritional formulas for capturing heavy metals during digestion and binding with the radioactive isotopes of cesium (such as Cesium-137) to eliminate them from the digestive tract. Click here to see my Cesium Eliminator patent that was recently approved by the U.S. government.

My independent atomic elemental analysis of flu vaccines, published in the summer of 2014, proved that flu vaccines contain over 50 ppm mercury, an extremely toxic heavy metal linked to kidney failure, birth defects, spontaneous abortions and neurological damage. This finding has never been refuted by anyone. In fact, it was affirmed by vaccine proponents who insisted that it is perfectly safe to inject pregnant women, young children and senior citizens with mercury even though the...

13:50

China experts say 3.4-quake hits N. Korea in suspected explosion Epicenter of the quake is roughly the same as that of a previous shallow tremor on September 3, which turned out to be caused by a North Korean nuclear test "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

AFP

AFP/File | The epicenter of the quake is roughly the same as that of a previous shallow tremor on September 3, which turned out to be caused by a North Korean nuclear test, the official Xinhua news agency said

BEIJING (AFP)  Chinas seismic service CENC on Saturday detected a zero-depth, 3.4-magnitude earthquake in North Korea, calling it a suspected explosion.The epicentre is roughly the same as that of a previous shallow earthquake on September 3, which turned out to be caused by a North Korean nuclear test, the official Xinhua news agency said.

The earthquake comes after days of increasingly bellicose rhetoric between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Uns regime over Pyongyangs nuclear ambitions that has raised international alarm.

There seemed to be some initial difference of opinion, however, with Seouls Korea Meteorological Agency (KMA) saying that it had registered a tremor of a similar size, but judged it a natural quake.

The quake comes amid soaring tensions over Pyongyangs weapons programme, with the firing of two missiles over Japan in recent weeks and its sixth and largest nuclear test earlier this month.

The September 3rd test was North Koreas most powerful detonation, triggering a much stronger 6.3-magnitude quake that was felt across the border in China.

This week marked a new level of acromony in a blistering war of words between Kim and Trump, with the North Korean leader calling the American president mentally deranged and a dotard.

Trump has dubbed Kim a madman and sought to ratchet up sanctions against the isolted regime, which says it needs nuclear weapons to protect itself against the threat of invasion.

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Pyongyang later said it had tested a hydrogen bomb that could be fitted onto a missile an assertion that no foreign government has so far confirmed.

The move prompted global condemnation, leading the UN Security Council to unanimously adopt new sanctions that include restrictions on oil shipments.

Hydrogen bombs, or H-bombs, are thermonuclear weapons far more powerful than ordinary fission-based atomic bombs, and use a nuclear blast t...

13:49

ISIS now defeated whats next? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Khazarian Mafia's ISIS mercenary army has been completely defeated.

13:47

Barred warbler on video "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video shows a young barred warbler, feeding on elder berries in Egmond town in the Netherlands.

Luuk Punt made this video.

These east European birds are rare in western Europe.


13:46

Stunner: Late Night Hack Jimmy Kimmel Gets Talking Points from Liar Chuck Schumer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In July President Donald Trump BLASTED former President Obama today over his many lies on Obamacare.

President Trump called out the former president over his many lies He knew they were lies!

President Trump: Since 2013 Obamacare premiums have skyrocketed Despite the promise that premiums would decrease by $2,500 on average, theyve almost increased by $3,000 and even much more than that in some cases. Its crushing the Middle Class and the families of the Middle Class. Its frankly crushing our country. Obamacare was a big lie. You can keep your doctor Lie! You can keep your plan Lie! It was a lie directly from the president. You can keep your doctor. You can keep your plan. 28 times he said that. 28 times. And it was a lie and he knew it was!

TRUMP WAS RIGHT!

Here are a few of Barack Obamas more disturbing and consequential lies.

1.) If you like your insurance plan, you can keep your insurance plan
Number of mentions: 37 times

As Obama was pushing the tremendously unpopular legislation now known as Obamacare, at least 37 different times he promised that If you like your insurance plan you can keep your insurance plan. Even the liberal media could not ignore it. This was lie of the year in 2013. After cancellation letters were sent to 4 million Americans, the public finally realized his breezy assurances were wrong.

2.) With Obamacare we will reduce your insurance premiums by $2,500, per family per year
Number of mentions: At least 22 times

Obamacare increased 2014 individual market premiums by an average of 49%.

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13:46

Why send bugs embargoed to distros? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Hanno Bck on Sep 23

Hi,

A few days have passed since the optionsbleed disclosure. Some
interesting things have surfaced, e.g. the fact that it was apparently
discovered already in 2014, but nobody noticed it was a security bug.

But I'd like to discuss something else:
I had informed the distros mailing list one week earlier about the
upcoming disclosure with a bug description and links to the already
available patch.
My understanding is that the purpose of the...

13:45

Berto Jongman: Allies Dont Trust NSA, Force Backdown on Encryption Standards "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Berto Jongman

Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption fight

In interviews and emails seen by Reuters, academic and industry experts from countries including Germany, Japan and Israel worried that the U.S. electronic spy agency was pushing the new techniques not because they were good encryption tools, but because it knew how to break them.

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13:45

David Kranzler, Eric Dubin: Will the Fed Collapse the System? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

David Kranzler, Eric Dubin: Will the Fed Collapse the System? Video Silver Doctors Fund Manager David Kranzler tells Silver Doctors the Fed cannot normalize its balance sheet without crashing the system. In this SD Weekly Metals & Markets, David...

The post David Kranzler, Eric Dubin: Will the Fed Collapse the System? (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

13:42

Why are traditional values considered white supremacy? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Does the political left -- which dominates the mainstream media, Hollywood, academia and the Democratic Party -- really believe its ubiquitous charges of racism against conservatives, or are they a sick ploy to discredit, ruin and defeat its political opponents? During President Obama's tenure, a conservative could hardly oppose Obama on policy grounds without being accused of racism. It didn't matter that conservatives had fought Hillary Clinton's health care plan in the '90s because they opposed socialized medicine. It didn't matter that they had opposed Bill Clinton's tax hikes. Their opposition to Obamacare and Obama's proposed tax increases had to be motivated by race.

13:42

CSE CybSec ZLAB Malware Analysis Report: Petya "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Im proud to share with you the second report produced by Z-Lab, the Malware Lab launched by the company CSE CybSec. Enjoy the Analysis Report Petya.

CybSec Enterprise recently launched a malware Lab called it Z-Lab, that is composed of a group of skilled researchers and lead by Eng. Antonio Pirozzi.

Its a pleasure for me to share with you the second analysis that we have recently conducted on the Petya Ransomware.

We have dissected the ransomware and discovered interesting details that are included in our report.

Below the abstract from the analysis, the detailed report is available for free on our website.

Abstract

In a modern environment, where data stored in computers play a fundamental role in the private and work routine, we must consider the problem of the risk of losing these data. In fact, the ever-increasing threat, that is spreading, is Ransomware. In the last 15 years, malware writers have realized that they may have anyone in their hand with his data.

Figure 1: Characteristic Petya Skull with the corresponding UI containing the payment ransom instructions.

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13:40

Intel Prepping Support For Huge GTT Pages "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Intel OTC developers are working on support for huge GTT pages for their Direct Rendering Manager driver...

13:39

Korean Seismic Activity Took Place 50 Km From Prior Nuclear Tests: CTBTO "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

ZURICH The nuclear proliferation watchdog CTBTO said unusual seismic activity detected in North Korea on Saturday took place around 50 km (31 miles) from previous nuclear tests.

Korean Peninsula unusual #seismic activity: LAT=41.36 LON=129.76 mb=3.5 About 50 km from prior tests. #CTBT Analysts investigating, CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo said in a Twitter post.

(Reporting by Michael Shields; editing by Mark Heinrich)

Related:


13:37

Chainsaw developmental biology "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Im kind of in to how undifferentiated tissue becomes mature and acquires a specific morphology, so I liked this series of photos of a big hunk of driftwood being shaped into an octopus. It gets from here:

To here:

However, Im used to development proceeding autonomously. I dont think it would work if I just put a tree trunk and a chainsaw together in a beaker in my yard, which disappoints me. Is it a matter of getting the salt concentration just right? The temperature?

13:35

Daily Inspiration "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Perennial Wisdom is the fourfold teaching at the mystic heart of the world's religions: all life is a manifesting of a single Reality, and all humans have an innate capacity to know the One in, with, and as all life; knowing the One carries a universal ethic of compassion and justice toward all beings.

13:33

Students Occupy Barcelona University in Support of Secession "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BARCELONA, Spain Spanish media report that several hundred students have spent the night inside a Barcelona university to protest the governments efforts to stop a referendum over Catalonias secession from the country.

The protesters have said on social media that pro-independence politicians are expected to give talks at Barcelona University on Saturday.

Jordi Vives, a spokesman for the students, told Catalan public television: We are showing that as students we have a part to play and that for now we are staying put.

The remaining students were hold-outs from a group of about 2,000 that gathered in and around the university Friday. Several hundred occupied a central cloister near the offices of the dean and other university managers.

Spains Constitutional Court has suspended the Oct. 1 vote while judges assess its legality.


13:30

Stephen E. Arnold: Google to Fund News Only Google-Approved News with Be True News "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Stephen E. Arnold

Google-Publishers Partnership Chases True News

It appears as though Google is taking the issue of false information, and perhaps even their role in its perpetuation, seriously; The Drum reveals, Google Says it Wants to Fund the News, Not Fake It. Reporters Jessica Goodfellow and Ronan Shields spoke with Googles Madhav Chinnappa to discuss the Digital News Initiative (DNI), which was established in 2015. The initiative, a project on which Google is working with European news publishers, aims to leverage technology in support of good journalism. As it turns out, Wikipedias process suggests an approach; having discussed the collaborative content model with Chinnappa, the journalists write:

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13:28

Cops Delete FB Post of Massive Weed Bust After the Internet Corrects Them "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Carey Wedler, Anti Media
Waking Times

Last week, officers from Missouris Jasper Police Department celebrated a marijuana bust they deemed worth roughly $100,000. In a now-deleted Facebook post, they disclosed their satisfaction with their operation, which took ten cops and sheriffs deputies and a National Guard helicopter to conduct.

As the Riverfront Times noted (grabbing screenshots before the post was taken down):

What a great team effort today, the Jasper departments now-deleted post read. It was hot and humid and not easy getting these plants. We ALL got in the thick of things and got it done.

The Times summarized the posts sentiment:

In a curious bit of show-your-work math, the department calculated the nearly 290 plants seized would have produced on the low side 63 pounds of marijuana with a street value of roughly $100,000.

But commenters were quick to point out an apparent flaw in the officers bust: it wasnt cannabis they had seized, but hemp, they said. You cant get high from smoking hemp, and the material can be used to create anything from clothing, soap, paper to sails, rope, fuel, and concrete, called hempcrete. It is both durable and sustainable.

Thats hemp, one comment bluntly said, according to the Times, though the rest of the comments are not available to view because the original post has been removed. One of Missouris two entities allowed to grow hemp for certain medicinal purposes, Mitch Meyers of BeLeaf, said, Sure looks like hemp to me.

These look to me like wild hemp plants, because they are tall and without buds, Show-Me Cannabis Executive Director John Payne told the Times, which sent images of the confiscated plants to sev...

13:27

More Ice Found in Craters on Mercury "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

More ice has been found to exist in permanently shadowed craters and terrain on Mercury's surface:

The study, published in Geophysical Research Letters [DOI: 10.1002/2017GL074723] [DX], adds three new members to the list of craters near Mercury's north pole that appear to harbor large surface ice deposits. But in addition to those large deposits, the research also shows evidence that smaller-scale deposits scattered around Mercury's north pole, both inside craters and in shadowed terrain between craters. Those deposits may be small, but they could add up to a lot more previously unaccounted-for ice.

"The assumption has been that surface ice on Mercury exists predominantly in large craters, but we show evidence for these smaller-scale deposits as well," said Ariel Deutsch, the study's lead author and a Ph.D. candidate at Brown. "Adding these small-scale deposits to the large deposits within craters adds significantly to the surface ice inventory on Mercury."

[...] To seek further evidence that such smaller-scale deposits exist, the researchers looked though the altimeter data in search of patches that were smaller than the big crater-based deposits, but still large enough to resolve with the altimeter. They found four, each with diameters of less than about 5 kilometers. "These four were just the ones we could resolve with the MESSENGER instruments," Deutsch said. "We think there are probably many, many more of these, ranging in sizes from a kilometer down to a few centimeters."

A Mercury Colony?

Also at the American Geophysical Union.


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13:25

Keith Packard's Work On Better Supporting VR HMDs Under Linux With X.Org/DRM "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Earlier this year Keith Packard started a contract gig for Valve working to improve Linux's support for virtual reality head-mounted displays (VR HMDs). In particular, working on Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) and X.Org changes needed so VR HMDs will work well under Linux with the non-NVIDIA drivers...

13:25

How to Persuade an Atheist to Become Christian "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In case any of my readers are interested in doing that (and some of you are! I get your email all the time), heres a WikiHow article on how to convert atheists. Its very simple, and I can summarize it in one sentence: be very nice, and for the love of god, dont talk about Christianity.

Im not kidding! Every recommendation is about demonstrating how youre a nice person, but if the atheist confronts you with any of their disagreements with Christian doctrine or mythology, youre supposed to back away gracefully and avoid addressing any of their points. Let me just inform any of you proselytizers out there that this tactic would simply increase my contempt for your religion, so dont bother. Thanks.

You know, I read the educational literature to figure out better ways to get ideas across to my students, and there are effective ways to communicate and inform. Im trying to imagine doing a better job of teaching cell biology by forming a personal rapport with my students, being friendly and kind, but running away every time Im asked a question about mitochondria. I dont think it would accomplish any of the goals I have for the class.


Wait! I found another site that reveals what happens when Christians do talk about the specifics of their religion. Its called PROVING THE INSANITY OF ATHEISM BY FACTS PHYSICS HAS NO FOREKNOWLEDGE, WHICH IS A FACT.

So physics could have never known in advance that mans body could produce knowledge.

By knowledge we take the proper food to eat which then by our organs becomes blood, and obviously we need this to live because life is in the blood. Even if you eat or if the food becomes blood you are still dead. So what happened to evolution? Who knew in advance that after food becomes blood you need veins all over your body, so the blood can flow throughout your body and also that you need a pump to keep circulating the blood? Is this a proven technology or a myth of physics? And also who knew the heart has to keep pumping constantly otherwise you are dead? Do you put the food into your mouth or evolution does? You do. If you eat food you grow, but if you do not then you do not grow. What do you see here, that food makes you grow or that evolution makes you grow?

So physics puts the food into your mouth or your knowledge puts the food in your mouth? For food to become blood, you must have different organs working to form it. Every organ has a special workmanship in order to complete the foreknowledge of the personality, but again, not by physics because physics has no foreknowledge. The atheists claim it is by physics, howev...

13:20

Failed Kings, Naive Boatmen and Other Ancient Tales From the Republic of Kashi "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Recalling the iconoclasm of Varanasis ordinary citizens, the wisdom of its scholars and the dreams of its failed kings who sought to make an empire of a republic.

Ascetic. Credit: Aakash Gautam/Flickr CC-BY-NC 2.0

Death, writes Walter Benjamin, is the sanction of everything that the story teller can tell.

No city in India has more to do with death than Kashi, the city of Manikarnika Ghat, of whom it is said the day its perennial pyres go out, the world will end.

For story lovers in our time, here are some gathas a few-thousand-years-old but amazingly contemporary in spirit from the Buddhist jatakas, Jain prabandhas and Vedic scriptures about the Republic of Kashi, the iconoclasm of its ordinary citizens, the wisdom of its scholars, its false swamis, and failed kings who dreamed of making an empire of a republic.

The crows of Varanasi

The crows of Varanasi were a well-fed lot. All pilgrims those who came here to cremate their dead and also those who came to bathe in the holy Ganges offered the crows balls of rice, sesame and ghee, in the name of their ancestors. The gentle, kind-hearted Buddhist and Jain monks who wandered the city also fed the crows tidbits out of their begging bowls. Then came a terrible famine. Free meals even for crows became rare as the priests and pilgrims, the Jain and Buddhist monks and nuns fled the city. So the crows of Kashi held a quick conclave. It was resolved that till such time as the situation improved, the crows would fly west to a coastal town by the sea where their sister, married to a water bird liv...

13:19

European Banking Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Perhaps this period will be looked back upon ass the Draghi Deflation. After nearly 10 years of this failed policy, the European banking industry is contracting on every possible level. The merger of Commerzbank to Merge with French BNP is one possibility. Commerzbank is a takeover candidate or shotgun wedding candidate, for good reasons. Its shares have fallen and are trading now at half their book value. When interest rates rise to bring back deposits, then the bank could perhaps get out of its deep hole. The German government, which has a 15 percent stake after a bailout in 2009, is ready to sell looking to raise cash itself.

The Draghi era of negative interest rates has proven to be a complete disaster. People have withdrawn money and preferred to buy safes. Major banks with branches in the USA have shipped their cash to the American branch and deposited at the Fed in excessive reserves. Meanwhile, with deflation dominating the European economy and rising taxation, the average person is just not interested in borrowing until they see the economy turn around.

On top of these issues, to survive, European banks have been withdrawing from proprietary trading, firing expensive staff with experience, and replacing them with inexperienced kids. Additionally, the low-interest environment and the decline in deposits has resulted in a major contraction in bank branches. As banks also move to online banking, they have been able to reduce staff. In 2016, the banks let go some 50,000 jobs. They were also able to close some 9100 branches throughout the EU, according to the European Banking Association.Consequently, now the banking work force has been reduced to 2.8 million people contracting back to 1997 levels. We will most likely see a further reduction of at least 5% going into e...

13:18

Airport Police Demanded an Activists Passwords. He Refused. Now He Faces Prison in the U.K. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Police stand guard during a police raid in Sunbury, Surrey near London just hours after making their first arrest in the investigation into the bombing of an Underground train on September 16, 2017.

13:17

Despite Regional Fears, Kurds Press Historic Independence Vote "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Kurds celebrate to show their support for the upcoming September 25th independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq September 22, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Kurds celebrate to show their support for the upcoming September 25th independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq September 22, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Erbil, Iraq: Iraqi Kurds are expected to vote for independence in a referendum on Monday that neighbouring countries and Western powers fear could break up the country and stir broader regional ethnic and sectarian conflict.

Kurdish flags a red, white and green tricolour emblazoned with a golden sun adorn cars and buildings across the semi-autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, and billboards announce: The time is now say yes to a free Kurdistan!

Massoud Barzani, president of the Kurdish region since 2005, has resisted calls by the UN, the US and Britain to delay the referendum. Neighbourin...

13:16

UN Secretary General Guterres Asked by Half of Security Council to Publicly Brief on Myanmar "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, US., September 19, 2017. Credit: Reuters

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres addresses the 72nd UN General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, US., September 19, 2017. Credit: Reuters

UN: Seven members of the UN Security Council, including the US and Britain, on Friday asked UN chief Antonio Guterres to publicly brief the 15-member body next week on the violence in Myanmar that he has described as ethnic cleansing.

Sweden, the US, Britain, France, Egypt, Senegal, and Kazakhstan want Ethiopia, president of the council for September, to arrange the briefing for next week, according to the request seen by Reuters.

More than 422,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar since August 25, when attacks by Rohingya militants triggered a military cr...

13:15

Doug Casey on Why Bitcoin Could Hit $50,000 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Doug Casey on Why Bitcoin Could Hit $50,000 by Justin Spittler Casey Research Justins note: Yesterday, I shared a brand-new interview with Doug Casey. In it, Doug explained why Bitcoin is money, and why the market for cryptocurrencies is about to...

The post Doug Casey on Why Bitcoin Could Hit $50,000 appeared first on The Daily Coin.

13:15

Uber CEO Tweets Pls Work W/Us as Uber Deemed Unfit and Stripped of London License "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A photo illustration shows the Uber app on a mobile telephone, as it is held up for a posed photograph in central London, Britain September 22, 2017. Credit: Reuters

A photo illustration shows the Uber app on a mobile telephone, as it is held up for a posed photograph in central London, Britain September 22, 2017. Credit: Reuters

London: London deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service on Friday and stripped it of its licence to operate from the end of next week in a major blow to the U.S. firm and 3.5 million users in one of the worlds wealthiest cities.

In a break with the startups usual combative tone, Ubers new Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi asked London to please work with the ride service. He told employees the company needed to act with integrity but that he did not believe Uber had done everything it was accused of in London.

Uber, which has 40,000 drivers working in the capital, also said it would contest the deci...

13:14

Russian Hackers Targeted Wisconsin, Ohio, California in 2016 US Presidential Race "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 A voter arrives to cast their ballot in the Wisconsin presidential primary election at a voting station in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. on April 5, 2016. Credit: Reuters

A voter arrives to cast their ballot in the Wisconsin presidential primary election at a voting station in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. on April 5, 2016. Credit: Reuters

Washington: Wisconsin, Ohio, California and ten other states said on Friday they were among 21 states that Russian government hackers targeted in an effort to sway the 2016 presidential election in favor of Donald Trump though no votes were changed.

The Department of Homeland Security confirmed it had notified the states of the activity but declined to identify them. Russia has denied election meddling, and President Trump has denied any collusion with Russia.

...

13:14

Sen. McCain praised by liberals over health care bill opposition "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The liberal establishment, with help from Hollywood, is showering turncoat Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) with praise after his stunning announcement that he would once again go directly against his own campaign promise and oppose the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill.

McCain made the announcement in a statement Friday, saying that he could not in good conscience vote for the repeal of a law that he ran against during his last campaign.

I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried, McCain declared.

Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will effect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it, his statement continued. Without a full CBO score, which wont be available by the end of the month, we wont have reliable answers to any of those questions.

After the announcement the liberal media immediately went to work praising the senator, with multiple news outlets spending considerable time painting McCain as some sort of hero standing up to the forces of Trump when in reality he is nothing more than an establishment puppet working for the very same masters who control the mainstream press.

Unsurprisingly, numerous Hollywood celebrities also chimed in with praise for McCain throughout Twitter, with multiple openly anti-Trump Democrats responding joyfully to the senator once again turning on not only his party, but the people who voted for him in the first place.

Some of the more pointed Tweets included:

13:13

Flotilla to the Pentagon: An update on the anti-war movement "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Nation of Change

With everything going on its easy to forget the anti-war movement. Rest assured, they are still fighting the war machine.

With so many other things to fight against these days, you dont hear a lot about the anti-war movement.

With Trump in office, one day people are in the streets for womens rights, the next over travel bans, the next over DACA and then theres the continual fight over police violence. Its easy not to focus your daily struggle on fighting against the wars that are still churning body counts on both sides.

Image credit: Zach D. Roberts/NationofChange

Last Sunday, a handful of groups organized a kayak flotilla to send a message to the Pentagon. Not only did they have enough of war they had enough of the war machines pollution. Especially in the U.S. Capitols backyard.

Long ago, President Johnson called the Potomac River a national disgrace. Since then, the city has done a lot to clean up the river but along its banks are one of the worlds largest polluters the U.S. Military. The Washington, D.C. Navy Yard, a growing hip neighborhood with a baseball stadium, contains an EPA designated Superfund site.

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine:

A Superfund site is any land in the United States that has been contaminated by hazardous waste...

13:08

Prayer and Meditation for Sunday, September 24, 2017 Conduct yourselves in a way worthy of the gospel of Christ. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 133

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Prophet Isaiah by Maarten van Heemskerck

Reading 1 IS 55:6-9

Seek the LORD while he may be found,
call him while he is near.
Let the scoundrel forsake his way,
and the wicked his thoughts;
let him turn to the LORD for mercy;
to our God, who is generous in forgiving.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
nor are your ways my ways, says the LORD.
As high as the heavens are above the earth,
so high are my ways above your ways
and my thoughts above your thoughts.

Responsorial Psalm PS 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18

R. (18a) The Lord is near to all who call upon him.
Every day will I bless you,
and I will praise your name forever and ever.
Great is the LORD and highly to be praised;
his greatness is unsearchable.
R. The Lord is near to all who call upon him.
The LORD is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and of great kindness.
The LORD is good to all
and compassionate toward all his works.
R. The Lord is near to all who call upon him.
The LORD is just in all his ways
and holy in all his works.
The LORD is near to all who call upon him,
to all who call upon him in truth.
R. The Lord is near to all who call upon him.

Reading 2 PHIL 1:20C-24, 27A

Brothers and sisters:
Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death.
For to me life is Christ, and death is gain.
If I go on livi...

13:07

UN Environment Chief: Make Polluters, Not Taxpayers, Pay For Destroying Nature "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch
Waking Times

Erik Solheim, the head of the United Nations Environment Program, made an interesting point during a recent speech in New York: Companies, not taxpayers, should pay the costs of damaging the planet.

The profit of destroying nature or polluting the planet is nearly always privatized, while the costs of polluting the planet or the cost of destroying ecosystems is nearly always socialized, Solheim said Monday, per Reuters, at the annual International Conference on Sustainable Development at Columbia University.

That cannot continue, Solheim added. Anyone who pollutes, anyone who destroys nature must pay the cost for that destruction or that pollution.

In a recent article, climate experts Peter C. Frumhoff and Myles R. Allen argue that companies like Exxon and other Big Oil and Gas giantswhich purportedly knew about the link between fossil fuels and climate change for decadesshould shoulder the billions of dollars in damages caused by extreme weather events such as hurricanes that are exacerbated by Earths risings temperatures.

Frumhoff and Allen write:

Using a simple, well-established climate model, our study for the first time quantifies the amount of sea level rise and increase in global surface temperatures that can be traced to the emissions from specific fo...

13:07

Journalists Cry Foul After Police Summons in Fake Facebook Profile Investigation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Those summoned allege they are being targeted for their political views but the Maharashtra police insists they have been called only as witnesses.

The Mumbai police has reportedly summoned over 20 journalists and activists for questioning. Credit: Reuters

The Mumbai police has reportedly summoned over 20 journalists and activists for questioning. Credit: Reuters

Mumbai: A two-month-old cyber crime case has now taken a political turn after the Mumbai crime branch reportedly issued over 20 notices to journalists and activists across Maharashtra, asking them to appear before it for an inquiry. While police officials claimed the journalists were summoned only as witnesses, images and messages circulated widely on social media platforms on Friday claimed that the police have especially targeted those who have been critical of the state government. 

A cyber crime case was registered in June by Nidhi Kamdar, an officer on special duty (OSD) with chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, after her fake profile was allegedly created on Facebook. One Mahadev Balgude, 31, a Baramati resident was arrested on August 19 in this case. According to Kamdars complaint, Balgude, who operated a Facebook profile using the fake identity Dev Gaikwad, had created another account in Kamdars name. Balgude had allegedly faked some conversation between these two fake profiles, where he discussed money deals, referring to them being initiated at the...

13:05

Puerto Rican lives in danger in Hurricane Maria aftermath "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video from the USA says about itself:

Guajataca Dam Failing In Puerto Rico, Forcing Extremely Dangerous Situation

22 September 2017

CBS Miamis Rick Folbaum reports.

Failing dam poses new crisis on Puerto Rico amid flooding from Hurricane Maria: here.

Thousands of people could die: 70,000 in Puerto Rico urged to evacuate with dam in imminent danger: here.

By Rafael Azul:

Dam collapse threatens to kill thousands in Puerto Rico

23 September 2017

Sunlight finally shone intermittently in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Friday following a night of heavy rainmore than three feet fell in the previous twenty-four hours. There are flash flood warnings and people are being told to seek higher ground. Stores that are still open are running out of water bottles. Those that still have them are rationing them. Two days after the hurricane, virtually every necessity is in short supply.

That food, fuel and other essentials are in short supply so soon, despite having been rationed since before Maria hit the island, is an indictment of the current administration of Ricardo Rossell, the ruling Financial Oversight and Management Board, and the American government which has kept the island under colonial subjugation for over a century. All three are guilty of criminal indifference and lack of preparation.

All over the island streets are blocked by hundreds of toppled electric posts, leaving all of Puerto Rico with no public electric power. Hundreds of trees have also been yanked out by the sustained 150 mile-per-hour winds.

The heavy rains caused a partial failure in the Guajataca Dam, on the northern coast about 70 miles west of San Juan. The breach sent streams of water toward the cities of Isabela (pop. 45,000) and Quebradillas (pop. 26,000), prompting calls for the last-minute emergency evacuation of some 70,000 people.

Abner Gomez, executive director of Puerto Rico...

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13:04

The Extensive Health Effects of Fracking Continue to be Studied "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Source: EnvironmentAmerica.org

Health Effects of Fracking are of Major Concern to Residents & Medical Professionals

Essay by S. Tom Bond, Resident Farmer, Lewis County, WV

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo banned fracking in New York State in 2014, citing health risks. Many other states have been spread eagle for fracking. As time goes by it appears that Cuomo was right. This essay is based on research about what has been verified by peer-reviewed research.

Shortly after fracking came into existence people living near this new type of well raised a host of complaints such as 24 hour light, noise, with heavy, congested traffic on rural roads; strange odors in the air, tastes and sediment in well water, and significant health complaints.

Youd think, since it is a democracy, that would cause some caution and serious investigation. But complaints of individual citizens came up against the prospect of millions of dollars profit, and the political organization that kind of money can buy. Most of the complaints were overruled for the common good, in spite of global warming and the very marginal economic nature of the enterprise (fracked oil is marginally profitable and the natural gas is carried by the attendant liquids, which are a starting material for plastics, etc.). Health complaints, and the extensive use of toxic chemicals are a more significant complaint.

However the industry united behind the claim of anecdotal evidence only, and the judges who tried early claims against the companies, doubtless were impressed by the financial claims of the industry and indifferent to the unsophisticated rural types who made the claims.

Scientific studies of the health related to fracking, on both workers and the normal rural residents, requires big money. Obviously, the companies would not finance anything that might inhibit their way of doing business, or add more cost. Government was not inclined to put up money for the needed research. And, state or federal law does not require research on the public health or impacts on neighborhoods around chemical and petrochemical plants, factory farms and other facilities.

Private foundations have heard the need, and slowly the research is getting done. One of the early published papers was done in 2010 by Theo Colborn and co-workers. They surveyed the chemicals used in fracking, some 632 compounds, of which 353 had Chemical Abstra...

13:01

Mrs Mays Florentine Tragedy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Theresa May Florence speechYesterday, in Florence, the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, set out partially how and why Britain intends to leave the European Union. She said she chose that location because Florence had played  a central role in the Renaissance, a period of history that inspired centuries of creativity and critical thought across our continent and which in many ways defined what it meant to be European. A period of history whose example shaped the modern world. A period of history that teaches us that when we come together in a spirit of ambition and innovation, we have it within ourselves to do great things. Britains current 27 EU partners, not to mention many millions of Brits, may be left wondering why, if coming together to do things is so important, the UK government is now taking Britain away.

...

13:00

Building This TARDIS Is Anything But A Snap "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As an avid fan of the show Dr Who, [Adam Sifounakis] saw a model for a laser-cut TARDIS that piqued his curiosity that eventually grew into a multi-week project involving multiple setbacks, missteps, revamps and finally gratification. Behold, his sound activated TARDIS.

First and foremost, assembling and painting the model was a fun puzzle despite a few trips to the store with a little backtracking on the painting due to impatience. Next, the creation of a pulsing soft white LED circuit timed with an audio clip to really sell the image of a mini-TARDIS proved to be a tedious ordeal, paying off in the end with a satisfying glow through the vellum-diffused windows on the model.

How to trigger the lights? [Sifounakis] initially wanted a capacitive sensor to trigger the sound effects, but that way lay dragons and madness so he went with snap-activated effect to activate the TARDIS like the Doctor himself. After struggling with building his own microphone setup, he switched to an electret mic with adjustable gain which worked like a charm. Setting up this TARDIS Adafruit Pro Trinket brain involved a snag or two, and after that it was smooth s...

13:00

Hurricane Harvey animal rescues "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

God bless the kind Samaritans! ~Eowyn

12:57

Control 101: Creating Consensus Reality "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By PATRICK HENNINGSEN

By carefully controlling mainstream media and educational institutions, elite social engineers are able to control the flow of public discourse in order to serve their own goals and interests. By doing this, they create something akin to consensus reality. In other words, by controlling the perception of public consensus on any particular issue or event, you effectively control the prevailing reality.

A leading example of this social engineering phenomenon today is in the relentless promotion of war and global conflict throughout the media and education systems. Their carefully coordinated efforts can be boiled down to a simple concept: establishing legitimation and delegitimation in relation to the state or state institutions.

In todays formative education, school textbooks and assigned reading material are powerful tools used to shape students views. Often what is imprinted in ones memory is not particular details and facts but rather an atmosphere, an impression, or a tone.1 It can be argued this impression may be more influential in forming a pupils contextual world or nationalist view.

Professor of Education Dr. Michael H. Romanowski, explains: The authority of textbooks coupled with the objectivity of the technical knowledge that they communicate encourages students to accept unquestionably the impressions and worldview created by the language of textbooks.

Although textbooks claim rhetorically not to promote a particular understanding of history and to be objective, they advance a value-laden perspective of reality. Because the selection and structure of knowledge affect our perception of the world, the language and context used to articulate knowledge are crucial. Textbook authors select particular language that creates impressions in the minds of students. These impressions have power and authority because they are presented in the printed and bound textbook with its aura of an authority that is beyond question and criticism. Although textbooks are used in many different ways, they are still dominant and powerful educational tools that shape students views.

In his study Romanowski goes on to describe how through the careful use of language, US school textbooks depicted Japanese internment camps in the United States during World War II in a manner that marginalised Japanese-Americans, while subtly mitigating any real criticism of the...

12:55

Can the US Prevent Another Mega-Breach Like Equifax? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Cyberattacks are again generating headlines and global paranoia after Equifax, a major credit-reporting agency, announced the hack heard around the world earlier this month.

The July 29 mega-breach affected 143 million customers, from whom hackers obtained a trove of personal data including names, birth dates, Social Security and credit card numbers.

More than 30 lawsuits have already been filed against the company, at least 25 in federal courts. Just days after the disclosure of the breach, Equifaxs stock value and reputation nosedived.

Suspiciously, a trio of prescient senior executives sold $1.8 million worth of shares just three days after the company reportedly discovered the breach and a whole month before Equifax announced the news to the public.

Then on Thursday, the agency made an embarrassing move: In an attempt to help customers determine whether their data had been stolen, they inadvertently sent them to a fake phishing site masquerading as their own.

The Equifax breach, while historic in size, is no anomaly: hackers procured four billion data records last year. Described as the oil spills of the digital economy, data breaches are notoriously difficult to deter and contain due in equal parts to flimsy regulations and lax security practices.

In the US, private businesses bear the brunt of cyberattack damage control and prevention, even though many are woefully unprepared.

Internal incidents account for 43% of data losses in the country, according to a 2015 report. The tech giant IBM reports that, of the nine billion records compromised in the last four years, only 4% were encrypted. In many cases, heightened internal oversight could have protected a myriad of usernames and passwords.

In July,...

12:54

Satire: Jordan Peterson refuses to pander to Pennywises delusions "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Controversial U of T psychology professor Jordan Peterson once again ignited a public furor last night, refusing to refer to a popular Stephen King-based horror film by the gender-neutral pronoun "IT", on the grounds that the titular character, Pennywise the clown, is obviously a "HIM." According to eyewitnesses, Peterson spent 12 minutes holding up the box office line at Toronto's Varsity Cinema while he repeatedly requested VIP room tickets for "HIM", to the confusion of numerous employees.

12:51

Links 23/9/2017: Mesa 17.1.10 RC, Samba 4.7.0, KStars 2.8.4 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

GNOME bluefish

Contents

GNU/Linux

  • Roughing it, with Linux

    I have been traveling for about two weeks now, spending 10 days camping in Iceland and now a few days on the ferry to get back. For this trip I brought along my Samsung N150 Plus (a very old netbook), loaded with openSUSE Linux 42.3.

  • Server

    • Finding the Mainframers of the Future Through Open Source Ecosystem Development

      Speak the word mainframe to many millennial techies, and the first things that likely come to mind are in the form of grainy sepia photos of floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall computers with big spinning tapes. But thats far from the reality of the modern mainframe.

      Imagine instead up to 240 10-core, 5.2ghz processors, 32TB of RAIM (redundant array of independent memory), hardware-based encryption, and fully hot-swappable hardware components. Those are the specs of the newly released IBM z14 a single machine that could replace the computing resources of an average corporate data center with room to spare.

    • Hybrid datacenter is Dockers latest open source goal
      ......

12:47

Aussie PM's XIII beat PNG 48 - 8 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tom Trobjevic and James Tedesco have boosted their World Cup selection chances by scoring hat-tricks in the Australian PM's XIII's 48-8 hammering of the Papua New Guinea PM's XIII on Saturday.

It was a clinical performance by the Mal Meninga-coached side in hot and humid conditions in front of 13,468 screaming fans at the National Football Stadium in Port Moresby.

Featuring 11 players with Kangaroos experience, the Australians were made to work hard early by a PNG side missing most of their stars who were preparing to play for the PNG Hunters in the Intrust Super Cup grand final in Brisbane on Sunday.

The visitors were behind 8-6 in the first half before running away with victory in a match that leaves Meninga with plenty of questions ahead of naming his squad for the World Cup later this year.

The hosts dominated the opening minutes until Manly fullback Trobjevic, playing in the centres, crossed for a try in his first game in the green and gold and halfback James Maloney landed the conversion.

The crowd went wild soon after when PNG centre Stanford Talita's try was converted by Jason Misian to lock the scores up.

Five-eighth Misian added a penalty goal to put his side ahead and leave the visitors stunned halfway through the first half.

St George-Illawarra back-rower Tyson Frizell soon after raced away to put the Australians back in front and from there it was one-way traffic.

Trobjevic was gifted a second try after nice lead-up work from his brother Jake, while fullback James Tedesco scored from a Corey Norman cross-field kick just before halftime.

The young Sea Eagles star completed his hat-trick early in the second half as Maloney again added the extras

Tedesco and five-eighth Norman combined again for the NSW No.1 to add his second try before he completed his own hat-trick in the dying minutes, a four-pointer that was converted by prop Andrew Fifita.

Maloney finished with a haul of 18 points after scoring late and nailing all seven of his conversions.

Reserve back Dylan Walker had to be stretchered from the field with what appeared to be a dislocated right ankle and is unlikely to play again this year. Source: NRL.COM

12:46

Turkey warns of 'serious consequences' if Iraqi Kurd referendum goes ahead "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Undefined

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says security, diplomatic, political and economic options are all on the table in response to the outcome of Monday's referendum

12:45

Time To Lay Low "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Time To Lay Low by Turd Ferguson TFMetals Report Even though weve tried to warn and prepare, none of that makes the inevitable Spec wash-and-rinse any easier to watch. At the end of the day, it just is what...

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12:40

Labour must end Mays hostile environment for migrants in the NHS "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Labour Partys 2017 Conference begins this weekend. Docs Not Cops highlight opportunities for attendees interested in migrant access to the NHS to intervene. 

Image: Flickr/SMA

Jeremy Corbyn has attracted support in his leadership and general election battles due in part to his firm position against privatisation in general including NHS privatisation - and also due his history of support for migrants and anti-racist organising.

Yet Labours health policy platform is currently limited as pointed out in this excellent recent article by Allyson Pollock. And the party appears to have no formal policy and little to say in public about the hostile environment the government has been creating for migrants.

The Partys conference this weekend offers members, delegates, and those outside the party, opportunities to improve this situation.

The government is trying to blame the severe and growing NHS funding crisis on migrants, but this is a distraction. The numbers dont add up: deliberate health tourism costs, at most, 300 million a year just 0.3% of the overall NHS budget. The costs that can be recouped by charging people for their care are a drop in the ocean for the NHS, but potentially ruinous for patients now being landed with multi-thousand pound bills or being put off accessing healthcare altogether.  

The Socialist Health Association has put forward a motion to conference supported by at least a dozen constituency parties that calls for the party to resto...

12:39

Pakistan Says Terrorists Inside Afghanistan Kill Officer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

ISLAMABAD Pakistans army says terrorists across the border in Afghanistan have opened fire on a newly built border post in recently cleared Rajgal Valley, killing a young officer.

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Rajgal Valley

A military statement says the attackers targeted the post Saturday morning where post commander Lt. Arsalan Alam was fatally shot.

The army recently cleared the Rajgal Valley along the border in the Khyber tribal region and established a number of border posts to check cross-border movement.

Militants who had sanctuaries in the valley and other adjoining tribal regions have escaped across the porous border. They often strike from inside Afghanistan and sometimes cross the border to hit Pakistani forces.


12:38

3.4 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE IN NORTH KOREA BELIEVED TO BE CAUSED BY A NUCLEAR TEST "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

South Koreas weather agency said a magnitude 3.0 earthquake was detected in North Korea on Saturday around where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the quake as natural

 

 

Chinas seismic service, says the quake is likely caused by explosion and happens in the same location where last H-bomb detonated. The states media reports the rumble was detected at a depth of 0km. The tremor was detected in the Kilju area in the North Hamgyong province by the South Korean meteorological agency and Chinas official Xinhua News Agency. The reports come after a raging Kim Jong-un lashed out at US rival Donald Trump labelling him mentally deranged dotard in a rare personal statement.

LOCATION OF THE DETONATION SAME AS WHERE THE LAST NUCLEAR TEST WAS CONDUCTED UPDATES TO FOLLOW

 

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12:34

South Korea Says Natural North Korea Earthquake Detected "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

SEOUL, South Korea South Koreas weather agency said a magnitude 3.0 earthquake was detected in North Korea on Saturday around where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the quake as natural.

The quake was detected in an area around Kilju, in northeastern North Korea, and about 20 kilometers (12 miles) southeast of where the North conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sept. 3, according to an official from Seouls Korea Meteorological Administration.

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Chinas official Xinhua News Agency said earlier that the countrys seismic service detected a magnitude 3.4 quake in North Korea and saw the likely cause as an explosion. The official from the South Korean agency said the analysis of seismic waves and the lack of sound waves clearly showed that the quake wasnt caused by an artificial explosion. She spoke on condition of anonymity, citing office rules.

North Korea has been maintaining a torrid pace in nuclear and weapons tests as it accelerates its pursuit of nuclear weapons that could viably target the United States and its allies in Asia.

North Korea said its recent nuclear test was a detonation of a thermonuclear weapon built for its developmental intercontinental ballistic missiles. In two July flight tests, those missiles showed potential capability to reach deep into the U.S. mainland when perfected.


12:34

The Australian Safe Schools Program and La Trobe University "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Unsafe Schools

In October 2010 La Trobe Universitys Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) launched an Australian Safe Schools program.

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12:34

Mid-Way Through Karwan-e-Mohabbat, Harsh Mander Gets Income Tax Notice "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Days after a threat from an RSS ideologue, the IT department rectifies its earlier assessment and orders a fresh complete scrutiny.

Harsh Mander sits in dharna near where Pehlu Khan was lynched in Behror, Rajasthan, during the Karwan-e-Mohabbat. Credit: Twitter/Karwan-e-Mohabbat

Harsh Mander sits in dharna near where Pehlu Khan was lynched in Behror, Rajasthan, during the Karwan-e-Mohabbat. Credit: Twitter/Karwan-e-Mohabbat

In a press note issued on Saturday, the noted human rights activist and former IAS officer has questioned the timing of an income tax notice to the Centre for Equity Studies, a think-tank that he helps run, and asked whether it is being targeted because of the work Harsh Mander and others are doing to show solidarity with the victims of communal violence across India.

The press note is published below in its entirety.

A number of independent individuals, organisations and social movements collaborated to take out through many parts of the country a Karwan-e-Mohabbat, as a journey of atonement, solidarity, healing, conscience and justice with people living with hate violence. This was an entirely crowd funded Karwan, and the funds for this were received by Aman Biradari Trust, which does not have an FCRA.

On September 15, 2017, the Karwan was scheduled to stop at Behror at the site at which Pehlu Khan had been lynched, to pay tribute to his memory by placing a few flowers there. But a day before this, the Hindu Jag...

12:30

The Stunning Hypocrisy of Puppet Proxy 'Leaders' - The David Icke Dot-Connector Videocast "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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12:30

The social centres roundup "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For all its small size and general impoverishment the libertarian socialist movement actually runs a surprisingly large amount of real estate around Britain, all on non-hierarchical lines, by and for the people of the cities and towns were in. Housing co-ops, bookshops, bike collectives, archives, distros, printers and the like are all part of the []

12:27

Brexit: Theresa May unveils plans for Britain to stay in single market five years after it voted Leave "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Theresa May today conceded that Britain would have to accept EU free movement and stay in the single market for at least two years after Brexit to stop businesses facing a cliff-edge departure from the union. In a major speech in Florence, the Prime Minister committed to a full-blooded transition period after Article 50 negotiations finish in March 2019 rejecting counsel from hard Brexiteers who want an immediate clean break. In a victory for less Eurosceptic figures in her Cabinet such as Chancellor Philip Hammond, Ms May said free movement would continue under EU rules for the duration of the period though immigrants would have to sign up to a new Belgian-style migration register, which is permitted by existing EU rules. The PM reiterated her intention to secure a bespoke long-term deal for the UK, rejecting a claim by EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier that Britain would have to choose between a looser Canada-style negotiation agreement or tightly integrated Norway-style deal. Read more: Brexit: Theresa May unveils plans for Britain to stay in single market five years after it voted Leave

12:24

Puerto Rico: Dam failure causes flash floods; evacuation orders issued "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Evacuation orders have been issued for an area in northwestern Puerto Rico, after authorities said the Guajataca Dam was failing under the pressure of water accumulated from Hurricane Maria. Operators reported that the structure was failing around 2:10 pm local time on Friday, causing flash flooding downstream on the Rio Guajataca, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in San Juan.

12:23

NSW Police Given Power to Kill with Impunity "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Berejiklian government has continued on in the Coalitions tradition over recent years of enacting laws that increase police powers, whilst whittling away at civil liberties, all in the name of a perceived terrorist threat.

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12:22

'Man who saved the world': Tillerson praises Soviet officer who averted a nuclear Armageddon "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Rex Tillerson took a moment at the UN Security Council to remember Soviet officer Stanislav Petrov, who bravely called a false alarm when all computer data told him the US had launched nuclear missiles at the USSR at the height of the Cold War. "Just this week, the world learned of the passing of a little known, but important figure in the history of the Cold War. His name was Stanislav Petrov and he is sometimes referred to as the man who saved the world," the US Secretary of State said Thursday at a Security Council meeting on nuclear non-proliferation. Tillerson then went on to tell the story of the Soviet officer, who one night in 1983 was on duty, in charge of a nuclear early warning center near Moscow, when his computers detected incoming American nuclear missiles. Despite all systems telling him that the bombs were heading toward the Soviet Union, Stanislav Petrov recognized it was a false alarm and reported the technical malfunction to his superiors, thus preventing a retaliatory attack by the Soviet Union which would most likely have triggered a nuclear Armageddon. "This episode illustrates just how high the risk factor is with nuclear weapons," Tillerson said.

12:21

Incoherent President Reassures UN that US Policy Is Insane "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With stunningly unintended precision, about a third of the way into his UN speech, President Trump encapsulated the current brutal reality of the United States in late 2017, where the righteous many do not confront the wicked few and evil oozes its slow and merciless triumph through the body politic. Or perhaps the righteous many is another myth and the wicked few are the true majority. Wherever one looks, the news is not reassuring, whether its climate change, civil rights, police state treatment of minorities, rewarding the rich for their wealth, punishing the poor for their poverty, attacking voter rights, or bloating a military that specializes in killing civilians. Trumps next sentence drove home the crucifying irony of the American moment: When decent people and nations become bystanders to history, the forces of destruction only gather power and strength. Yes, they do. Yes, we do. We live now in a time of literal perpetual war in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and many of the other 100-plus sovereign states that have US boots on the ground. Before 9/11, the US was at war only most of the time, more spectacularly, but with no better results since 1945. This is not good; surely most UN members appreciate that, without having the nerve to say so. Read more: Incoherent President Reassures UN that US Policy Is Insane

12:21

Queensland police get new powers to tackle terrorism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

New Queensland laws to help police fight terrorism, including powers to turn phones, high-tech fridges and other devices into surveillance tools, have passed Parliament.

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12:19

Syria Russia Accusing U.S. of Attacks, Abduction Attempts, Team-play with Al-Qaeda "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The situation in Syria is reaching another critical point. There is an increased possibility of a large scale clash between U.S. and Russian forces. We had warned of such a clash over control of the rich fields east of Deir Ezzor. At least three incidents over the last days point to more significant escalations. On the 17th the U.S. accused Russia of a light air attack on its proxy forces north of Deir Ezzor. Russia denied that it had attacked those forces. On the 18th and 19th large contingents of Russian and Syrian troops crossed the Euphrates at Deir Ezzor in east-Syria. The U.S. Kurdish/Arab proxy force in the area actively tried to hinder that movement. In parallel a large al-Qaeda attack was launched in west-Syria. The Russian forces accuse U.S. intelligence services of having initiated that campaign. (The Syrian-Russian forces defeated the attack.) Today the Russian military accused the U.S. Kurdish proxies near Deir Ezzor of firing artillery on its forces. It threatened massive retaliation. The most dramatic incident was the al-Qaeda attack in Idleb. Read more: Syria Russia Accusing U.S. of Attacks, Abduction Attempts, Team-play with Al-Qaeda

12:17

'They don't care about us': Syrians on White Helmets' true agenda "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

'They don't care about us': Syrians on White Helmets' true agenda

12:16

Tragic end: Missing British tourist found dead in Petrota, NE Greece "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The body of the British tourist who went missing two days ago was found at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday. The womans body was found by rescuers in the area Pyrgos of Petrota in the prefecture of Rodopi in north-eastern Greece. According to local media, the  body was in a terrible condition, perhaps she was attacked

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12:15

The Collapse of South Africa | Dan Roodt and Stefan Molyneux (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Collapse of South Africa | Dan Roodt and Stefan Molyneux Video The mere mention of South Africa in a discussion provokes deep images of institutional racism, discrimination and horrific violence. Stefan Molyneux is joined by Dan Roodt for a...

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12:15

Raqqa was a beautiful city, now its completely destroyed Syrians lament cost of US bombing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US-led coalition airstrikes on Raqqa, an Islamic State stronghold in Syria, have claimed many civilian lives and forced tens of thousands to flee. RTs Ruptly agency spoke to the displaced locals who described how the city was leveled in front of their eyes. The ancient city of Raqqa, which has recently become known as the de-facto capital of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists in Syria, is currently under siege by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-led militia backed by the US-led coalition. The besieged city has come under heavy air bombardment while civilians have been trapped in IS-occupied neighborhoods, unable to escape The coalition launched heavy airstrikes over the residential areas and the nearby towns in the western and northern sectors, especially northward, where they targeted ISIS headquarters, and also locations where civilians were killed, Ahmad Ibrahim told Ruptly. Schools, where students were studying, have been targeted as well. There was nothing there, and they have just been hit and destroyed, he said. Entire swathes of the city have been reduced to rubble by the bombing, which the UN estimates kills an average of 27 civilians each day. Read more: Raqqa was a beautiful city, now its completely destroyed Syrians lament cost of US bombing

12:15

Police State Repression in Catalonia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Catalonia is an autonomous community in Spains northeast, bordering France and the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona its capital and largest city.

12:13

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Weighs Using 'Kinetic Weapon' On North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted at using a kinetic weapon on Tuesday while discussing tensions with North Korea when he made a Freudian slip. Mattis was asked whether there was any military option the US can take with North Korea that would not put Seoul at grave risk, Mattis responded, Yes, there are, but I will not go into details. Later during the press conference, another reporter questioned Mattis and caught him off-guard: Just to clarify, you said that there were possible military options that would not create a grave risk to Seoul, a reporter asked. Are we talking kinetic options as well? Yes, I dont want to go into that, Mattis responded. Previously, Mattis stated that a war with North Korea would involve the massive shelling of an allys capital, (South Korea) which is one of the most densely packed cities on earth. Read more: U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Weighs Using Kinetic Weapon On North Korea

12:11

E.U. to Trump: Were Not Renegotiating Iran Nuclear Deal Israel Not Happy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

After this weeks UN General Assembly, its pretty clear that the Iran nuclear deal may be in jeopardy. Not from a European perspective, but from Washingtons end of things. As I pointed out at the time, from the beginning of the agreement in 2015, the main resistance in Washington was coming from only two places the Republican Congress and Senate and the Israeli Lobby. In the words of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, No deal is better than a bad deal. In reality, any deal was a bad deal for Israel, and whats bad for Israel is meant to be bad for the United States of America, or so were told constantly by FOX News. Despite Israels vehement opposition and Bibis grandstanding in front of the US Congress, the P5+1 nations successfully ratified a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) for Irans nuclear program that summer. In US terms, this was generally hailed as a success at the time and a major foreign policy success benchmark for the Obama Administration. Read more: E.U. to Trump: Were Not Renegotiating Iran Nuclear Deal Israel Not Happy

12:09

The Killing of History ~ John Pilger "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

One of the most hyped events of American television, The Vietnam War, has started on the PBS network. The directors are Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Acclaimed for his documentaries on the Civil War, the Great Depression and the history of jazz, Burns says of his Vietnam films, They will inspire our country to begin to talk and think about the Vietnam war in an entirely new way. In a society often bereft of historical memory and in thrall to the propaganda of its exceptionalism, Burns entirely new Vietnam war is presented as epic, historic work. Its lavish advertising campaign promotes its biggest backer, Bank of America, which in 1971 was burned down by students in Santa Barbara, California, as a symbol of the hated war in Vietnam. Burns says he is grateful to the entire Bank of America family which has long supported our countrys veterans. Bank of America was a corporate prop to an invasion that killed perhaps as many as four million Vietnamese and ravaged and poisoned a once bountiful land. More than 58,000 American soldiers were killed, and around the same number are estimated to have taken their own lives. Read more: The Killing of History ~ John Pilger

12:09

After Trump speech, entire G-77 backs Iran deal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

One hundred and thirty four countries, under the banner of the Group of 77 at the United Nations, have voiced support for a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six other countries following a tirade by US President Donald Trump against Iran and the deal at the UN. Addressing the UN General Assembly (UNGA)s 72nd session on Tuesday, Trump branded the agreement as an embarrassment for the US. He said the deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into. In a statement issued at the end of its ministerial meeting in New York on Friday, the G-77 reaffirmed the importance of supporting and strengthening multilateralism, and in this regard recognized that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between the Islamic Republic of Iran and (P)5+1 is a concrete case of a successful multilateral action for resolving outstanding global issues. Read more: After Trump speech, entire G-77 backs Iran deal

12:07

Evidence of Israeli apartheid, pillage and murder handed to Hague court "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Four Palestinian human rights organizations on Wednesday handed 700 pages of evidence of Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. This comes as two Palestinian communities in the West Bank face imminent, total Israeli destruction. The crimes detailed in the dossier include persecution, apartheid, the extensive theft, destruction and pillage of Palestinian property and evidence of the wilful killing and murder of hundreds of Palestinians since 2014. Shawan Jabarin, director of the human rights group Al-Haq, said the dossier provides a compelling and reasonable basis for the prosecutor to open an investigation into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity by Israel in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. This is the fourth dossier the human rights groups have provided the court. While it focuses on the West Bank, the previous files related to crimes committed by senior Israeli civilian and military officials during the 2014 attack on Gaza. Read more: Evidence of Israeli apartheid, pillage and murder handed to Hague court

12:07

Amazing locals making a difference as temperatures rise "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Guests in the Sustainable Studio on 20 September 2017 are: Monica Winston, Transition Streets Geelong, Leigh Ewbank from Act on Climate, and Jacqui Bennett from Humans in Geelong.


Listen to The Sustainable Hour no. 187 on 94.7 The Pulse:

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12:07

US designed a force unable to provide national security: Report slams American training of Afghans "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Pentagon has spent billions outfitting Afghan forces without giving them proper training, failing to understand the full complexities and scale of the mission, a government watchdog said, also pointing out other flaws in US strategy. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) issued a critical report on Thursday, titled Reconstructing the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces: Lessons From the US Experience in Afghanistan. SIGAR found the US government ill-prepared to help Afghanistan in building proper security forces that could protect the country from internal and external threats and prevent the country from becoming a terrorist safe haven. One of the key problems outlined in the report was that Afghan soldiers, while being handed advanced weaponry, were poorly trained. The US and NATO instructors sent to Afghanistan were themselves undertrained and undermanned, with the NATO training mission for ANDSF missing at least 50 percent of its staff. Over 100,000 Afghan police were trained by US Army pilots, infantry officers, and civilian contractors, despite these clear concerns about the competency of the instructors. Read more: US designed a force unable to provide national security: Report slams American training of Afghans

12:05

German arms manufacturer to stop selling guns to Israel and Saudi Arabia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Under pressure from rights activists, German weapons manufacturer Heckler & Koch says it will end its sales to war zones or the parties that are corrupt and breach democratic standards, including the regimes in Israel and Saudi Arabia. The company announced its new policy in its most recent annual report, stating that it will now only sell to green countries and those that met Transparency Internationals corruption perceptions index as well as the Economist Intelligence Units democracy index. The bans list also includes Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia or any African countries. Both Israel and Saudi Arabia have a history of breaching the territorial integrity of different countries and massacre of innocent civilians. In its latest acts of aggression, Tel Aviv has waged three wars on the Gaza Strip since 2008, including one in 2014, which left more than 2,200 Palestinians dead. Saudi Arabia has been engaged in a bloody war in Yemen, which has killed more than 12,000 deaths since March 2015. Much of Yemens infrastructure, including hospitals, schools and factories, has been reduced to rubble due to the war. Read more: German arms manufacturer to stop selling guns to Israel and Saudi Arabia

12:05

If The Following Was A Russian Report On NATO, the Democraps Would Call It An Act of War "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

https://youtu.be/Uz9PNoecNxU

Russia was the target of Natos own fake

news

 

Military and media reports hyped the Zapad military exercise as a major threat. In fact, what took place was nothing as dramatic as the Wests warnings would have led you to believe

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12:05

Meet Luther Strange, the Alabama Senate candidate who drained thousands of jobs to Central America "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For over one hundred years, Alabamians manufactured clothing in Alexander City for a company called Russell. Today you can still buy Russell Athletic gear in "Alex City" but it won't be made locally. It will likely be made by workers in Honduras, El Salvador, or China. In a strange twist of fate, one of the key figures who helped bring about this transfer of jobs out of Alabama is now campaigning for the Senate seat formerly occupied by Jeff Sessions. Even stranger still, his campaign ads promise that he will "Kill Unfair Trade Deals." His name is Luther Strange. The company now known as Russell Brands was founded in 1902 by Benjamin Russell on the ashes of Alex City's business district, which had suffered a devastating fire months earlier. Russell expanded and thrived in the decades that followed, eventually becoming the largest manufacturer of athletic apparel and uniforms in the country. It became, at one point, the exclusive producer of uniforms for Major League Baseball. At its height, Russell employed at least 7,000 people in Alabama.

12:03

'Women have quarter of a brain, Saudi cleric claims "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Saudi cleric has been slated for saying that women dont deserve to drive because they only have a quarter of a brain. Sheikh Saad Al-Hijri was also banned from performing his religious duties because of his outrageous comments. Al-Hijri made his brain-numbing remarks at a lecture aptly titled, The evils of women driving. Women are banned from driving altogether in the notoriously conservative country, with many jailed for attempting to. According to the cleric, women only have half a brain to begin with, but, when they attempt to factor shopping into their feeble minds, that halves again and they end up with only a quarter, as cited by the Jerusalem Post. A video of Al-Hijris sexist musings was circulated online, provoking a backlash from many in the kingdom who used the hashtag Al-Hijri says women have a quarter of a brain to voice their anger. Read more: Women have quarter of a brain, Saudi cleric claims

12:01

Uber had this coming it was never just a tech platform "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Uber, time for you to call a taxi and go home. Except you might want to get into the habit of hailing one, since your licence to operate in London has been revoked. Transport for London has informed the private car hire firm that it is not fit and proper for it to operate in the capital due to its lack of corporate responsibility in relation to public safety. For a long time, Uber had attempted to sell itself as a neutral technology platform that offered the software to link up the owner of a rusting car on the driveway with a person in need of a ride. Underused cars got out on the road, drivers earned an extra few pounds in their spare time and passengers got to their appointments on time. Outside of tech-utopian marketing campaigns, the reality was that Uber was never meant as a small scale, car sharing company, like the French BlaBlaCar. Instead its goal was always total market domination at any cost. To dispel any doubt of that, just look to the massive losses it is running in China. Its end goal, some argued, was to eventually introduce self-driving cars and sell off data harvests from journeys. Read more: Uber had this coming it was never just a tech platform

12:00

Turbulent Times in Quant Land "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This weeks MiB is with Matthew Rothman, currently head of Global Quantitative Equity Research at Credit Suisse, and Senior Lecturer in Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Not too long before the Great Financial Crisis began, he was hired as global head of Quantitative Research at Lehman Brothers. In the midst of the

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12:00

#Athens #Greece: nnouncement of the Themistokleous 58 Squat "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The anarchist squat Themistokleous is not calling for an assembly at Sunday 24/9, 5:00 p.m., at the Gini building nor will participate in this assembly.

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Originally published by Athens Indymedia.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

nnouncement of the Themistokleous 58 squat

The anarchist squat Themistokleous is not calling for an assembly at Sunday 24/9, 5:00 p.m., at the Gini building nor will participate in this assembly.

We will retain our full autonomy as an anarchist squat for people with and without papers.

If we ever wish to further elaborate on the murderous attack on the TH58, we will do so on our own terms. We will not attend and will not recognize any assembly concerning TH58, not called by TH58 itself.

We continue to affirm that, if members of TH58 be they with or without papers and/or TH58 itself are attacked again, we will defend through all means necessary.

  • Hands off the TH58!
  • ...

11:59

Tea, cake and a very English protest... so why send FIFTY police to tackle a few dozen anti-frackers? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

They drink tea, eat cake and from time to time burst into song. The few dozen, predominantly retired, professionals at this very English protest hardly add up to a formidable force. But on the fracking front line police are taking no chances. At a time when forces up and down the country complain that they are struggling to cope because of budget cuts, North Yorkshire Police are facing accusations of mounting a disproportionate and expensive show of strength. Usually outnumbering and certainly outmuscling the grey-haired demonstrators, up to 50 police officers at a time are dealing with the protest. The start of work to prepare for fracking at the Third Energy well at Kirby Misperton, near Pickering, has prompted the protests. This week 12 people have been arrested, mainly for obstruction of the highway or a police officer. Many of the protesters are pensioners who gather daily outside the site gates cum rain, cum shine to express their displeasure. They fear fracking the controversial method of mining for gas and oil poses a threat to this beautiful and unspoilt rural area. Read more: Tea, cake and a very English protest so why send FIFTY police to tackle a few dozen anti-frackers?

11:57

Spanish prosecutor seeks sedition charges for leaders of Catalan protests "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Spanish attorney generals office on Friday pushed for sedition charges against leaders of Barcelona protests that saw Guardia Civil vehicles vandalized and agents surrounded during a night of tensions over the arrests of Catalan officials. The Spanish National Court was asked to investigated alleged sedition during protests that broke out across the city during a sweeping round of raids targeting pro-independence leaders on Wednesday. The crime carries a charge of up to 15 years in prison. As protests continued to grip Barcelona, with demonstrators occupying the citys University rectory on Friday, the Attorney of the National Court accused protesters of knowingly breaking the law in their bid to hold a banned independence referendum on Oct. 1. At least 40,000 demonstrators descended on the Catalan department of economy as it was raided on Wednesday, blocking agents inside from leaving for up to nine hours until the judge who had ordered the operation made a midnight phone call to the head of the Catalan police. Read more: Spanish prosecutor seeks sedition charges for leaders of Catalan protests

11:53

David Icke - Child Abuse & Paedophilia By The Elite "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

David Icke - Child Abuse & Paedophilia By The Elite

11:51

Puerto Rico's Guatajaca dam failing amid mass evacuations and flash flooding "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A failing dam in Puerto Rico endangered tens of thousands of people and left officials scrambling to conduct mass evacuations on Friday. This is an EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SITUATION. Buses are currently evacuating people from the area as quickly as they can, the National Weather Service (NWS) in San Juan said in a statement. Authorities were reportedly trying to save some 70,000 people. There have been 13 deaths on the island since Hurricane Maria ripped through the Caribbean, leaving the entire US territory without power for the foreseeable future. The governor said that Maria was the worst storm Puerto Rico had seen in a century. The dam, which is located at the northern end of Lake Guajataca in northwest Puerto Rico, forced NWS to send a series of tweets urging residents to get out of the path of the water. Read more: Puerto Ricos Guatajaca dam failing amid mass evacuations and flash flooding

11:50

'Women have quarter of a brain and don't deserve to drive', unhinged Saudi cleric claims "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Saudi cleric has been slated for saying that women don't deserve to drive because they only have a quarter of a brain. Sheikh Saad Al-Hijri was also banned from performing his religious duties because of his outrageous comments. Al-Hijri made his brain-numbing remarks at a lecture aptly titled, "The evils of women driving." Women are banned from driving altogether in the notoriously conservative country, with many jailed for attempting to. According to the cleric, women only have half a brain to begin with, but, when they attempt to factor shopping into their feeble minds, that halves again and they "end up with only a quarter," as cited by the Jerusalem Post.

11:50

Could federal regulators be paid off to silence Drudge and other political websites? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said this month that his company sold over $100,000 in social media advertising to a Russian government-controlled front group during the 2016 election cycle. While that amount is a relative pittance and critics are saying the ads were poorly produced - where is Bill Maher when you really need him? - the discovery has raised alarms. It's ironic, of course, that America's media elites are suddenly alarmed, considering that the CIA and intelligence agencies abroad have engaged in similar activity for decades. But putting that aside, what if the bigger danger comes not from amateurish foreign advertisers, but from foreign governments seeking to influence the American regulatory agencies meant to act as the citizens' watchdogs? Could a foreign government - such as Russia, Ukraine, or Mexico, for example - bribe or "incentivize" a federal agency such as the Federal Election Commission to regulate (or "rein in") conservative news websites?

11:49

Police officers increasingly want to be armed, survey finds "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

More than a third of all police in England and Wales believe officers should be routinely armed, a rise of ten percentage points in a decade, a new survey has shown. A report from the National Police Federation found that 43 per cent of officers want all police to be trained in the use of guns, but do not think they should be forced to carry them all the time. One of the starkest findings of the survey, to which 33,366 officers responded, was more than half of serving police said they did not believe armed support would be available if required while only six per cent think there are enough armed officers already. It is the first time the survey has been carried out in more than ten years, following a 2006 review that found that 23 per cent of officers wanted all police to be armed. Read more: Police officers increasingly want to be armed, survey finds

11:47

Not smart! Energy meters given to seven million households will fail if you switch suppliers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

More than seven million households have been given flawed smart energy meters that fail if you switch suppliers, the Mail can reveal. Customers have been urged to sign up for smart meters on the basis that they will be able to see in pounds and pence how much power theyre using. But these meters which automatically send suppliers meter readings currently only work with the customers existing provider. If customers want a cheaper deal by switching supplier, the meters stop working and customers have to go back to submitting readings. The Mail understands that energy suppliers are preparing to launch a major upgrade to correct the fault later this year. However, last night experts warned it could cause billing chaos for millions. Mark Todd, director of Energyhelpline, branded the smart meter roll out a complete shambles. He said: There is still a huge question mark over how firms will update these meters. Read more: Not smart! Energy meters given to seven million households will fail if you switch suppliers

11:47

For Labour, its all about what you say "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Labour members heading to Brighton this weekend will be a historical anomaly. Because they will be perky. That isnt the word youd normally associate with Labour party members on the eve of party conference for the last decade. Depressed, occasionally. Determined, often. But perky? No.

And fair enough. Just 15 weeks ago they learnt that the British public had revived their partys chance of forming a government rather than relegating them to the fringes of politics, with a 40% vote share, only achieved on two other occasions since 1970. Far from massive losses the party saw a net gain of 30 seats. They might have been near a million votes off winning the election. But when everyone tells you your team is certain to be relegated and then they squeeze into a Europa League spot, perky is the least you feel justified in being.

In hindsight maybe the surprise shouldnt have been quite so surprising. Only once since 1918 has a party that has been in government for as long as the Conservatives have since 2010 not lost seats in an election. Theresa May might have taken some comfort from the fact that Harold Macmillan, then like her a (reasonably) new PM, had bucked the seat losing trend back in 1959. But that was the era of youve never had it so good. Ten years on from the financial crisis, amidst the weakest decade for wage growth since the Napoleonic wars, and with years of spending cuts both behind and ahead of us, it would take a brave politician to repeat that phrase today.

Indeed, on the narrow following of both the political and economic cycles, the normal result should have been a Labour victory on 8 June. Obviously the economic legacy of the crash, challenging internal party politics and Brexit complicated the situation. But perky activists heading to Brighton should still pause to consider how a government with all the headwinds above returned to office.

Rightly much of the election post-mortem has focused on the starkest age divide in British political history, as the young voted overwhelmingly for Labour while the over 65s backed the Conservatives by more than two to one. Even his most ardent critics acknowledge that Jeremy Corbyn has done a good thing for politics by playing a part in encouraging the young to vote. This new generational divide has left the Conservatives understandably panicked that they have lost support of voters who are, for reasons of longevity, more likely to be voting in the years ahead.

Debates about how this has happened (clues include rapidly falling home ownership rates amongst the young, who have also suffered by far the deepest pay squeeze and biggest student debt) and what they can do about it rightly concern the Conservatives so much theyve taken to discussing it on haystacks at festivals.

But then there is the issue of class. Some have concluded from the fact...

11:45

Second class SIT-IZENS! Row erupts at GP surgery after private patients are given 'plush' comfy seats... while NHS visitors are told to use wooden chairs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A row erupted at a GP surgery after private patients were given plush comfy seats, while NHS visitors were told to use wooden chairs. Chris Corcoran, 66, said clients who were waiting for a private skincare doctor were allowed to sit in front of a TV in padded seats at The Junction Surgery in Moldgreen, Huddersfield. The pensioner said NHS eye screening patients were only offered plain chairs in front of a blank wall. He reported his concerns to staff who he claimed admitted the set up did appear to be a bit embarrassing. Mr Corcoran took a photo of a sign which enforced the them and us seating arrangements. The sign, which referred to private clients of dermatology clinic Skyn Doctor, said: Diabetic eye screening patients: Please take a seat on the wooden seats only. The coloured seats are for Skyn Doctor private patients only and are being used throughout the day. Thank you. Read more: Second class SIT-IZENS! Row erupts at GP surgery after private patients are given plush comfy seats while NHS visitors are told to use wooden chairs

11:45

Defiant Catalans Block Spains Military Boats From Landing; Spain Seizes .CAT Domain "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Defiant Catalans Block Spains Military Boats From Landing; Spain Seizes .CAT Domain by Mike Shedlock MishTalk Spains plan to send boatloads of military police to Catalonia to prevent its independence referendum have backfired with dockers in two ports staging...

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11:45

Russia Unveils T-72B3 at Zapad-2017 Exercise "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Russian T-72B3 tanks have been tested during Zapad 2017 Russian-Belarussian strategic exercise. This is the first time the tanks were tested in a large-scale training event. The first batch of 20 upgraded vehicles entered service with the Western Military District of the Russian Army in February.

11:43

Syrian refugee jailed for 10 years in Estonia after setting wife on fire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A court in Estonia has sentenced a Syrian refugee to 10 years imprisonment for setting fire to his wife in front of their young daughter, as well as subjecting her to months of abuse. On Friday, Judge Merle Parts pronounced her sentence on 20-year-old Kovan Mohammad at the Harju County Court. Mohammed, who arrived in Estonia with his family from Greece last year, had been charged with assault causing severe bodily harm, as well as physically abusing his 22-year-old wife throughout their relationship. On March 7, wanting to teach his wife a lesson, Mohammed used gasoline to set her alight in front of their young daughter at their apartment in the Lasname district of Tallinn, local media reports. After calling an ambulance herself, the wife had to spend five months in hospital and go through six operations, as well as spending two months in a coma. Nearly 70 percent of her body was covered in burns. Read more: Syrian refugee jailed for 10 years in Estonia after setting wife on fire

11:42

Chinese robot dentist is first to fit implants in patients mouth without any human involvement "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An epidemiological survey has found there were about 400 million patients needing new teeth in China, but the number of qualified dentists was lagging behind demand.

In March this year the US Food and Drug Administration approved the use of a robot system named Yomi designed to assist human surgeons when fitting implants.


Successful procedure raises hopes technology could avoid problems caused by human error and help overcome shortage of qualified dentists.

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 21 September, 2017, 6:30pm.

UPDATED : Friday, 22 September, 2017, 9:43pm.

11:41

Florida Supreme Court Rules Police May Detain Passengers During Traffic Stops "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Floridas Supreme Court has ruled that police may detain passengers any and all passengers during even minor traffic stops and that doing so does not violate constitutional rights to hold someone not suspected of any wrongdoing for a reasonable time, The Newspaper reported. The high court made the ruling after evaluating a January 29, 2015 traffic stop in which a car with a broken tail light was pulled over in Gainesville for allegedly rolling through a stop sign. Gregory Presley was one of two passengers in the stopped vehicle questioned by Officer John Pandak about who he was and where they were going. The officer asked if any of the passengers had been drinking and Presley questioned why would that be a problem. I dont know, man, Officer Pandak replied. This is a traffic stop, youre part of it. So were hanging out. Thats all there is to it. Well, were just talking, man. You cant go anywhere at the moment because youre part of this stop. Thats all. Read more: Florida Supreme Court Rules Police May Detain Passengers During Traffic Stops

11:39

Florida Residents Warned Theyll Be Ticketed for Hurricane-Damaged Homes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

At a time when South Floridians rocked by Hurricane Irma were still surveying the damage to their properties, the county of Miami-Dade apparently thought it appropriate to begin handing out safety notices. Celso Perez told local WSVN-TV that he, his family, and his neighbors were starting to clear fallen trees from the streets after the storm passed through at nine in the morning on Monday. Hours later, in the afternoon, Perez got a visit from the county. And we thought he was here to help us or offer some type of assistance with the trees, maybe he was going to bring us ice or something, Perez told WSVN. Instead, the official slapped a safety notice on the only part of Perezs fence still standing. Read more: Florida Residents Warned Theyll Be Ticketed for Hurricane-Damaged Homes

11:37

Media Ignores Evidence That Pentagon Paid To Fake Terrorist Videos "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Media Ignores Evidence That Pentagon Paid To Fake Terrorist Videos

11:37

Four-year-old boy killed by pack of 17 stray dogs in Andhra Pradesh, India "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A shocking video shows a small boy crying for help while lying in a pool of blood after being mauled by 17 stray dogs in India. Four-year-old Praveen Kumar left his house in Guntur, southern India, with his sister to play with other children on Thursday, when a pack of dogs attacked him. The dogs bit the child in the neck, face, hands, chest, shoulders and legs in an attack that lasted more than 30 minutes until he was left in a semi-conscious condition. His parents claimed neighbours heard the attack and ran out but proceeded to film the incident on their phones instead of rescuing the child while he screamed and cried for help. Achyuta Rao, President of the Child Rights Association who is now involved in the case, said: 'The dogs pounced on the child and bit him indiscriminately. (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT)

11:34

'Deep State moves to Facebook adverts to keep Russian blame game alive' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Those who lost the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump are finding their Russian story falling apart before their eyes, because there was nothing there, and now they are trying this, said Chris Kitze, founder of encrypted internet service Unseen. Facebook agreed to release to Congress data about ads allegedly bought by Russia, amid an ongoing investigation into Moscows purported meddling in the 2016 US election. The social media giant claims it discovered 3,000 paid political ads that could have links to Russia. They cost a hundred thousand dollars in total, and were bought between 2015 and 2017. The company said all the purchased advertisements are linked to inauthentic accounts. Read more: Deep State moves to Facebook adverts to keep Russian blame game alive

11:34

Fires rage in Rakhine as Myanmar army blames Rohingya for mosque blast "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

AFP

AFP/File | Smoke billows from a fire in an area in Myanmars Rakhine state as seen from the Bangladeshi shore of the Naf river on September 14, 2017

SITTWE (MYANMAR) (AFP)  Myanmars army chief on Saturday blamed Rohinyga militants for an explosion outside a mosque in Rakhine state, as a rights group accused the military of starting fires in the region to prevent refugees from returning.The unrest comes days after Myanmars civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi declared troops had ceased clearance operations in the border area that have forced more than 430,000 Rohingya refugees to flee for Bangladesh in under a month.

The army claims it is targeting Rohingya militants who attacked police posts on August 25. But its operation has been so sweeping and brutal that the UN says it likely amounts to ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslim minority, a group reviled by many in the mainly Buddhist country.

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 Min Aung Hlaing

On Saturday Myanmars commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing posted a statement on Facebook saying Rohingya militants planted a home-made mine that exploded in between a mosque and madrasa in northern Rakhines Buthidaung township on Friday.

The army chief accused the militants of trying to drive out around 700 hundred villagers who have remained in Mi Chaung Zay an argument analysts have said makes little sense for a group whose power depends on the networks it has built across Rohingya communities.

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Min Aung Hlaing and Aung San Suu Kyi

As our villagers did not want to leave their homes, the terrorists blew up the bomb during the prayer time as a way of terrorizing the villagers, the army chiefs statement said.

It is the act of ARSA terrorist group, it added, using an acronym for the Rohingya militant group whose raids on police posts in August triggered the military backlash.

No one was reported injured in the explosion.

With the government blocking access to the conflict z...

11:33

Not Doing Away With Hot Meals For Children Under ICDS, Centre Clarifies "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This comes after Maneka Gandhi recently said the government was considering moving from food transfers to cash transfers.

Under the National Food Security Act, children between the ages of three and six are provided with hot cooked meals at anganwadi centres. Representative image credit: Reuters

Under the National Food Security Act, children between the ages of three and six are provided with hot cooked meals at anganwadi centres. Representative image credit: Reuters

New Delhi: The Ministry of Women and Child Development has said there is no plan of replacing hot cooked meals, which the government currently provides to children between the ages of three and six years, by either uncooked food such as nutrient packets, ready-to-cook food or cash.

There has been a lot of discussion on this. But there is no plan to remove hot cooked meals. It is a part of the National Food Security Act, said women and child development ministry secretary Rakesh Srivastava. The role of anganwadis in cooking hot meals for children and women is specified in Section 5 and 6 of the Act. The central ministry provides only guidelines to the states. But states cannot violate the Act. If they do, they can be taken to court, he said.

This clarification follows reports that the government was in fact moving towards this. The indications on this came from...

11:32

Big brother Facebook releases new ad restrictions and plans to add 3,000 content reviewers to the 'hate speech' fight "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Considering the fact that the liberals who reside in Washington D.C. are on a never ending quest for power, it shouldnt come as a surprise that the liberals who run Facebook are power hungry as well. Yet again, the social media giant has implemented new rules and standards as part of their effort to combat the spread of hate speech, which more and more each day looks like nothing more than a code for conservative news. This time, however, instead of censoring conservative viewpoints outright, Facebook is tightening the rules and restrictions regarding who can make money from advertising on its network. The social media site has explained that content that includes family entertainment characters engaged in violent, sexualized, or otherwise inappropriate behavior would be ineligible to make money off of advertising. In addition, Facebooks guidelines prohibit content that is incendiary, inflammatory, demeaning, or disparaging towards others. If this system is abused which it no doubt will be then conservatives who run websites, blogs or businesses are in a lot of trouble. (Related: Facebook censors Natural News from users who want it, but wont allow you to block Mark Zuckerbergs feed.) Read more: Big brother Facebook releases new ad restrictions and plans to add 3,000 content reviewers to the hate speech fight

11:31

The 89-year-old who threatened the Egyptian regime even in death "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Egypt's refusal this week to allow a funeral for former Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammad Mahdi Akef reveals a regime that understands its hold on power is precarious

11:30

Lavrov slams war of words between Trump, Kim as kindergarten fight "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has urged the United States and North Korea to reduce tensions and described the trading of insults between their leaders as a kindergarten fight between children.

We have to calm down the hotheads and understand that we do need pauses, that we do need some contacts, Lavrov told a news conference at the United Nations on Friday where he was attending the annual General Assembly debate.

Lavrov said Moscow was working with other countries to strive for the reasonable and not the emotional approach instead of the kindergarten fight between children (where) no one can stop them.

Russia would welcome any attempt by a third country to mediate in the crisis, Lavrov told the news conference, adding that this could come from a neutral European nation.

Russia and China are pushing a joint proposal that would freeze North Koreas nuclear and missile tests in exchange for a suspension of US-South Korean military drills.

Washington has rejected that proposal, describing it as insulting, and says it will not offer incentives to Pyongyang to come to the negotiating table.

In his first address to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump threatened to totally destroy North Korea and mocked its leader Kim Jong-un as a rocket man who was on a suicide mission.

In a series of tweets on Thursday, Trump complimented his controversial UN speech and called Kim a madman who will be tested like never before.

Kim shot back at Trump on Thursday, describing the US president as mentally deranged and warning he would pay dearly for threatening to destroy his country of 26 million.

Trump signed an executive order on Thursday i...

11:28

Philippines is Worst in Global Impunity Index (Weak capacity to prosecute crimes and bring perpetrators to justice) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

EDITORIAL

Violence related to organized crime and terrorist activities by groups linked to the Islamic State placed the Philippines in the worst spot in the Global Impunity Index or GII drawn up by the Mexico-based University of the Americas Puebla or UDLAP and its Center of Studies on Impunity and Justice.

This GII is different from an index of the same name that focuses on violent attacks on journalists. The UDLAP study also covers only 69 out of the 124 United Nations members because information on security and justice was insufficient in the other states. But both studies ranked the Philippines among the worst because of the weak capacity to prosecute crimes and bring perpetrators to justice.

The UDLAP index stresses that impunity can lead to socioeconomic and legal inequality, rule-of-law problems and more human rights violations. It can aggravate corruption and violence, retard economic development and the ability to attract foreign investment and tourism.

The UDLAP index covers structural, functional and human rights dimensions of impunity. The human rights dimension is based on cases of torture, homicides perpetrated by public officials, political imprisonment, extrajudicial killings, massive homicides, and disappearances.

Ranked behind the Philippines were India, Cameroon, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, Nicaragua and the Russian Federation. Surely there are countries where impunity is just as bad or worse among the 124 UN member states that were excluded from the study. But regardless of the Philippines ranking if all UN states were included, no one will dispute the observation that the country suffers from institutional weaknesses in every aspect of the criminal justice system, from law enforcement to prosecution and corrections. The country received the worst rating in terms of the delivery of justice.

Frustration with the justice system has led to public tolerance....

11:28

4 layers of complexity in Northern Ireland after Brexit "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Lots and lots of commentators seem to be confused about Northern Ireland. No surprise there. The confusion seems to be around the post Brexit space. Again, no surprise there, its a mess wrapped in a confusion inside a conundrum. But, lets parse it. The problem is what to do with the border when it is no longer internal but becomes an external EU frontier. There are four layers to the relationship. All are, in principle, separable. These are

  1. The common travel area between the UK and Ireland
  2. The existence of freedom of movement to work between UK and Ireland
  3. UK and Ireland being in a Free Trade Area
  4. UK and Ireland being in a customs union.

At various times over the last century each and every one of these has been abrogated, ceded, suspended or modified. Lets parse them

The common travel area is a visa-free mini-schengen. It is merely about allowing travel of persons. It has nothing to do with work, goods or services. Depending on the flight and air/port one can find oneself waved through and bypassing the UK border or have to go through it via immigration. The latter was the case for the vast majority of travellers regardless of port of departure during the height of the troubles. So an Irish Sea people border already exists. A good discussion on the legal underpinning this is here . This common travel area is what most people think of when they talk about freedom of movement across the border.

The issue of freedom of UK and Irish citizens to live and work in each others state is more complex. It is in essence enshrined in the UK law via the 1949 Ireland Act which states in effect that Irish citizens are not considered foreign in UK terms. This allows for Irish and UK citizens to be treated alike in the UK, for work and benefits. Now there is absolutely nothing to stop the UK government changing this. And it is not clear that the 1949 Act post brexit does copperfasten. The Irish analogue is the Aliens Act 1935 and subsequent amendments. Both of these were superseded by the Freedom of movement provisions of the EU. Again, there is nothing to stop the common travel area remaining and this set of provisions going post brexit.  And these say nothing about trade in goods and services.

Then we get to the Free Trade and the Customs Union issues.

A free trade area is not a customs union but is a requirement for one. A good explainer on the distinction is here......

11:28

Germany expels 2nd Vietnamese diplomat over Cold War-style abduction "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Germany said on Friday it had ordered a second Vietnamese embassy official to leave the country, after the alleged kidnapping of a Vietnamese businessman who had applied for asylum and was facing corruption allegations back home. Germany last month accused Vietnams intelligence agency of kidnapping Trinh Xuan Thanh, who is wanted in the southeast Asian country on charges of financial mismanagement that caused losses of around $150 million. Vietnam last month denied the accusations and said Thanh had returned home voluntarily. German officials informed the Vietnamese ambassador on Thursday that it was temporarily suspending the strategic relationship between the two countries. Czech authorities have arrested and extradited to Germany a Vietnamese intelligence agent suspected of involvement. (Reuters)


11:28

The Secret Society That Ruined the World: Rhodes, Rothschild, Milner "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In this partial video, I continue my analysis of Quigleys later work, The Anglo American Establishment, following upon my lectures last year on the total 1300 pages of Tragedy and Hope. Here, we look deeper into the key players who make up the real Illuminati that successfully engineered the faux democracy of the modern world, run by a shadow banking-corporate empire. This is an addendum to the 8 lectures last year on the monumental Atlanticist apologetic Tragedy and Hope based on Quigleys other telling book, The Anglo-American Establishment. The first section is free, while subscribers gain access to full talks and lectures. The goals which Rhodes and Milner sought and the methods by which they hoped to achieve them were so similar by 1902 that the two are almost indistinguishable Both sought to unite the world, and above all the English-speaking world in a federal structure around Britain. Both felt that this goal could best be achieved by a secret band of men united to one another by devotion to the common cause and by personal loyalty to one another. Both felt that this band should pursue its goal by secret political and economic influence behind the scenes and by the control of journalistic, educational, and propaganda agencies. Quigley (Namely, the Liberal Imperium.) Source

11:28

Lesbian couple sentenced to 20 years in prison for abusing son so badly he had two strokes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A lesbian couple arrested and convicted of beating and torturing their five-year-old boy so badly that he had two strokes from years of beatings has been sentenced to 20 years in jail. Police in Muskogee, OK, arrested the boy's mother, Rachel Stevens, 28, and his "stepmother," Kayla Jones, 25, last year for what doctors said appeared to be months of vicious child abuse. Police became involved after the child was transferred from a Muskogee, Oklahoma, clinic to St. John Medical Center in Tulsa because of lesions on his face and after a series of seizures. But when he got to Tulsa, doctors became suspicious over his injuries and determined that he was abused and not just suffering some sort of ailment as claimed by the lesbian couple.

11:26

Lavrov says Russia supports Iraqs territorial integrity "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday confirmed invariable support for friendly Iraqs unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity, TASS reported. He met with his Iraqi counterpart, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, in Moscow to discuss the situation in that country and the fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). Only Iraqis themselves should decide internal issues, Lavrov said. Iraqi Kurds are expected to vote on Monday in an independence referendum that neighboring countries and Western powers fear could stir broader regional ethnic and sectarian conflict.


11:22

Leaked report reveals Israeli Army unprepared after latest exercise failed "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Reports said Israel's claims that it is able to defeat Hezbollah in the next war received a slap from within following a leaked report released by the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. The report was described as "very dangerous," revealing "gaps" in the readiness and preparedness of the "Israeli" army. The Israeli public was shocked by the Committee's leaks. Although the report is classified and should presumably remain under lock and key, the reason behind the leak was the result of a disagreement between the members of the committee, Al Akhbar reported. The disagreement was not about the gaps in the army's preparations, but about who was responsible for these gaps. A member of the committee refused to sign the report because it holds the Israeli authourities, especially Benjamin Netanyahu, fully responsible for the deteriorating readiness and preparedness of the soldiers. This brings us back to the subject of the great military exercise that Israel just concluded a few days ago, which was focused on defeating and crushing Hezbollah. The point of focus has been the subject of debate and widespread skepticism by military correspondents, experts and the public.

11:18

Turkish PM Vows Security, Economic Steps in Response to Iraqi Kurd Referendum Israel Endorsed Kurdish Independence "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

ISTANBUL Turkeys steps in response to a planned independence referendum in northern Iraqs Kurdish region will have diplomatic, political, economic and security dimensions, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday.

He was speaking to reporters before a session of Turkeys parliament on Saturday afternoon to vote on extending a mandate that authorizes Turkish troop deployments to Iraq and Syria.

(Writing by Daren Butler; editing by Mark Heinrich)

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JERUSALEM With a two-sentence statement supporting the Iraqi Kurds plan to hold a referendum on independence this Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu put Israel at odds with nearly every other major player in the Middle East....

11:15

EXCLUSIVE: First Look Of The Black Horse Of Famine SILVER & COPPER UNBOXING (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

EXCLUSIVE: First Look Of The Black Horse Of Famine SILVER & COPPER UNBOXING (Video) From Provident Metals: Check out this unboxing of the Black Horse Of Famine copper and silver rounds. The third in the 4 Horsemen Of The Apocalypse....

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11:15

Straws in the Wind for a Reset in US-Russian Relations "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The receding specters of a war involving North Korea and a US-Russia confrontation in Syria. The sound of cracking ice in the frozen conflict in Ukraine. Russia and the United States bidding farewell to tits-for-tat. Is this the dawn of a brave new world?

11:12

Hundreds of homeless people vanish in Salt Lake City after police operation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Police say that they do not know where hundreds of homeless people that used to congregate on the streets near a local shelter disappeared to following a local operation. Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown told the press that he has checked all of the local encampments along the river banks and all the parks but is still perplexed how over 200 homeless people just vanished. Now some locals fear the worst and want answers. All of this raises questions after a homeless man from Houston who survived Hurricane Harvey told a reporter that two local shelters were killing everybody. Salvation Army and Russian Winds homeless shelter where they were accepting people were caught killing everybody that was in there, the man told NBC. Source

11:06

Beijing-Shanghai Railway Restores 350 km/h Train Service "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

China is once again operating the world's fastest train service after a speed cap was lifted:

China increased the maximum speed of bullet trains on the Shanghai-Beijing line to 350 kilometers per hour yesterday, six years after a fatal accident led to a speed cap. The limit was reduced to 300kph after 40 people died in a high-speed train crash near Wenzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, in July 2011.

The decision to increase the speed means that China once again has the world's fastest train service. The new limit cuts the time of the 1,318-kilometer journey between Shanghai and the capital to four hours and 28 minutes, saving passengers nearly an hour. A total of 14 trains a day will run between the two cities at the higher speed.

Also at Xinhua and NextBigFuture.


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11:05

Refugee from Syria sentenced in Estonia to 10 years in prison for setting wife on fire to "teach her a lesson" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A court in Estonia has sentenced a Syrian refugee to 10 years' imprisonment for setting fire to his wife in front of their young daughter, as well as subjecting her to months of abuse. On Friday, Judge Merle Parts pronounced her sentence on 20-year-old Kovan Mohammad at the Harju County Court. Mohammed, who arrived in Estonia with his family from Greece last year, had been charged with assault causing severe bodily harm, as well as physically abusing his 22-year-old wife throughout their relationship. On March 7, wanting to teach his wife a "lesson," Mohammed used gasoline to set her alight in front of their young daughter at their apartment in the Lasname district of Tallinn, local media reports. After calling an ambulance herself, the wife had to spend five months in hospital and go through six operations, as well as spending two months in a coma. Nearly 70 percent of her body was covered in burns. Mohammed pleaded guilty to putting his wife through physical abuse, including hitting her with a wooden slat, but claimed the incident on March 7 was an accident. However, the court heard he took the time to go out and buy gasoline and also watched videos of burnings over the internet, as well as searching for the best ways to punish a woman. He was found guilty of both charges, but his lawyer Alar Neiland says he intends to appeal. Mohammed's wife, who was released from hospital in August, has now moved into a new apartment with their child.

11:03

A Major Jewish Philanthropist Just Published A Plan To Ethnically Cleanse Palestinians "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Major Jewish Philanthropist Just Published A Plan To Ethnically Cleanse Palestinians A far-right faction within Israels Likud-led governing coalition has endorsed a plan for Israel to annex the entire West Bank and encourage the Palestinian residents to immigrate to neighboring Arab countries. The plan would allow Palestinians who voluntarily gave up all national aspirations []

11:00

MATTIS, NORTH KOREA, AND HINTS OF EXOTIC WEAPONS "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mr. D.W. sent along this article with his own speculations as to what it may mean, and I want to pass those along as

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11:00

ANALYSIS: Bahrain and Israel, a friendship rising in a sea of hostility "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Bahrain is making overtures to Israel that hint at the wish to normalise relations. Not everyone in the tiny Gulf kingdom is happy

10:58

Russias Largest Torrent Site Celebrates 13 Years Online in a Chinese Restaurant "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For most torrent fans around the world, The Pirate Bay is the big symbol of international defiance. Over the years the site has fought, avoided, and snubbed its nose at dozens of battles, yet still remains online today.

But there is another site, located somewhere in the east, that has been online for nearly as long, has millions more registered members, and has proven just as defiant.

RuTracker, for those who havent yet found it, is a Russian-focused treasure trove of both local and international content. For many years the site was frequented only by native speakers but with the wonders of tools like Google Translate, anyone can use the site at the flick of the switch. When people are struggling to find content, its likely that RuTracker has it.

This position has attracted the negative attention of a wide range of copyright holders and thanks to legislation introduced during 2013, the site is now subject to complete blocking in Russia. In fact, RuTracker has proven so stubborn to copyright holder demands, it is now permanently blocked in the region by all ISPs.

Surprisingly, especially given the enthusiasm for blockades among copyright holders, this doesnt seem to have dampened demand for the sites services. According to SimiliarWeb, against all the odds the site is still pulling in around 90 million visitors per month. But the impressive stats dont stop there.

Impressive stats for a permanently blocked site

This week, RuTracker celebrates its 13th birthday, a relative lifetime for a site that has been front and center of Russias most significant copyright battles, trouble which doesnt look like stopping anytime soon.

Back in 2010, for example, RU-Center, Russias largest domain name registrar and web-hosting provider, pulled the plug on the sites former Torrents.ru domain. The Director of Public Relations at RU-Center said that the domain had been blocked on the orders of the Investigative Division of the regional prosecutors office in Moscow. The site never got its domain back but carried on regardless, despite the setbacks.

Back then the site had around 4,000,000 members but now, seven years on, its ranks have swelled to a reported 15,382,907. According to figures published by the site this week, 778,317 of those members signed up this year...

10:57

Syria Calls Out `Double Standard` For israels Nuclear Arsenal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Syria Calls Out `Double Standard` For Israel Nuclear Arsenal Israel is believed by many experts to have at least 80 nuclear warheads, and has refused to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Syria has accused several United Nations member states of holding double standards regarding Israeli nuclear capabilities, which continue outside the Non-Proliferation Treaty framework, Syrian news []

10:57

Weapons of mass destruction banned nuclear soon to join the ban theme for Sept 17 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

You might think that its naive to be talking about banning nuclear weapons, in this present climate of international tension. Yes, an international agreement to ban them is not going to get rid of nuclear weapons overnight, or indeed, anytime soon.

BUT as things stand now, nuclear weapons, held by all the so virtuous States  USA, Britain, France, India, China Pakistan, Israel, (- and now North Korea)   are accepted as respectable ,  defensive, necessary. 

The idea of the world recognising weapons of mass destruction as unacceptable is not new.  Its been done before.

Human beings, after all, are social animals, and their greatest successes have been achieved by co-operation. Years of co-operative effort by intelligent and thoughtful people have shed light on the humanitarian horror of mass killings, and mass sufferings of those who survived such attacks.

Under the auspices of he United Nations, the concerted efforts of so many have brought about  the recognition that mass murder is unacceptable, and has been judged to be illegal.  No, these threats have not been completely eliminated. But they have been vastly diminished, and no leader can get away with pronouncing them to be acceptable or necessary.

The United Nations Ban on  the use of chemical and biological weapons in warfare was signed in 1925, and  strengthened in 1997 in the  the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) 

The United Nations Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) came i...

10:55

Insanely Concentrated Wealth Is Strangling Our Prosperity "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Lambert here: Good heavens! Its almost as if the United States is ruled by an aristocracy of inherited wealth! By Steve Roth, publisher of Evonomics. He is a Seattle-based serial entrepreneur, and a student of economics and evolution. Originally published at Evonomics. Remember Smaug the dragon, in The Hobbit? He hoarded up a vast pile []

10:54

New Alabama Senate frontrunner hopes to shake up the swamp in D.C. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Michael Scherer of the Washington Post profiles "outsider" candidate Judge Roy Moore, the frontrunner in Alabama's U.S. Senate primary runoff election, in an article published Thursday morning. While Scherer hopes to tarnish Moore as an "angry" theocrat, the former justice's life story provides a compelling narrative of a determined fighter who was always bristled at establishment corruption. The story reveals several compelling episodes from Moore's past: His Vietnam service, his training in boxing and martial arts, his "hobby" of "hard manual labor" including building his own home, and his record as chief justice for his home state's Supreme Court. Scherer writes that Moore's ideology and fighting spirit could lead to "a new level of disruption in the U.S. Senate."

10:53

Why the split inside the Democratic Party over #BDS needs to happen "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Why the split inside the Democratic Party over BDS needs to happen The Israel Anti-Boycott Act was rolled out in Congress this summer by leading advocates for Israel, backed by the Israel lobby group AIPAC; but it is having trouble gaining Democratic support. Democrats remain non-committal about anti-BDS bill, Aaron Magid reports at Jewish Insider. Senators []

10:51

The EU Suppressed A 300-Page Study That Found Piracy Doesnt Harm Sales "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The European Commission paid 360,000 (about $428,000) for a study on how piracy impacts the sales of copyrighted music, books, video games, and movies. But the EU never shared the reportpossibly because it determined that there is no evidence that piracy is a major problem. The Dutch firm Ecory was commissioned to research the impact of piracy for several months, eventually submitting a 304-page report to the EU in May 2015. The report concluded that: In general, the results do not show robust statistical evidence of displacement of sales by online copyright infringements. That does not necessarily mean that piracy has no effect but only that the statistical analysis does not prove with sufficient reliability that there is an effect. The report found that illegal downloads and streams can actually boost legal sales of games, according to the report. The only negative link the report found was with major blockbuster films:The results show a displacement rate of 40 percent which means that for every ten recent top films watched illegally, four fewer films are consumed legally. Read more: The EU Suppressed A 300-Page Study That Found Piracy Doesnt Harm Sales

10:49

Syrian Opposition Activist and Her Journalist Daughter Found Dead in Istanbul "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Orouba Barakat, an opponent of the ruling Baath party, and her only child, journalist Halla Barakat, were found dead with stab wounds to their neck.

Orouba Barakat and Halla Barakat were prominent activists against Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad. Credit: Screengrab from social media

Orouba Barakat and Halla Barakat were prominent activists against Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad. Credit: Screengrab from social media

A senior Syrian opposition activist and her daughter were found dead in their apartment in Istanbul.

Orouba Barakat, an opponent of the ruling Baath party since the 1980s, and her only child, journalist Halla Barakat, were found dead in the early hours of this morning with stab wounds to their necks.

Friends raised the alarm after being unable to reach them by telephone. Turkish police then arrived at their apartment in the Uskudar district on the Asian side of Istanbul to find them dead.

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10:45

Will German Elections Move Gold? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Will German Elections Move Gold? ARKADIUSZ SIERO Sunshine Profits On Sunday, federal parliamentary elections will be held in Germany. What does it imply for the gold market? On September 24, Germans will elect members of the Bundestag, who will...

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10:45

People Ignore Facts That Contradict Their False Beliefs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The more people there are who ignore facts that contradict their beliefs, the likelier a dictatorship will emerge within a given country. Here is how aristocracies, throughout the Ages, have controlled the masses, by taking advantage of this widespread tendency people have, to ignore contrary facts...

10:44

Iran tests new ballistic missile despite US warnings "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Israeli defence minister denounces testing of missile as 'provocation', says it is proof of Tehran's ambition to become world power

10:42

Disgusting video shows the moment KFC employees expose the stomach-churning back of house practices they use at an American location "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This gruesome YouTube video shows employees at a KFC branch in America exposing what happens behind the scenes and its not pretty. It allegedly exposes the disgusting way they re-use dirty mac-and-cheese cups, freeze chips in old water and sell old chicken covered in mildew and mould. In the footage an employee starts filming a colleague as hes closing up for the day, saying: So what do you want the world to know about KFC? He can be seen lifting a bowl of chips from the fridge which are already swimming in murky looking water, before reaching for some old cups. Read more: Disgusting video shows the moment KFC employees expose the stomach-churning back of house practices they use at an American location

10:39

Aaron Hernandezs CTE diagnosis heightens the NFLs brain trauma crisis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Can Americans Keep Paying to Watch Others Get Brain Injuries?

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The Guardian

On Thursday it was revealed a 27-year-old with 44 career NFL games had the brain of a 67-year-old man. Will the league do anything about it?

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Aaron Hernandez tries to break free of Buffalo Bills linebacker Chris Kelsay during a 2012 game. Photograph: Elise Amendola/AP

We probably didnt need Aaron Hernandezs attorney to declare Thursday that his dead client had the brain of a near-70-year-old with severe dementia. Too many decisions the one-time New England Patriots star made before killing himself earlier this year at 27 made no sense. Experience has told us that when young, wealthy football players start making erratic life choices, there is probably a physical reason lurking inside their skulls.

The question is: what will anyone do about it?

The time for hand-wringing about the role football plays in the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy is over. Science is only beginning to understand CTE. Its going to take decades to assess how much the pounding of football helmets affects players brains. But enough is known now to say that dire measures need to be taken.

For more than 10 years, neurologists have been drawing a connection between the blows players take to their heads and the growth of tau deposits that signal CTE. They have measured the power of enough hits to the head and looked at enough slides of brain tissue to say football has some culpability in the sudden aging of otherwise healthy mens brains.

Even the NFL...

10:38

The limits of refrigerator privacy? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It seems we never quite reach them:

Walmart is testing a service that delivers groceries straight to your fridge when youre not home.

On Friday, the retail giant announced a partnership with August Home, a smart-lock startup, that would allow a delivery person to enter customers orders and put groceries away in their refrigerators

Delivery drivers will have a one-time passcode that allows them to unlock the August smart lock if customers do not answer the door when the delivery team arrives to drop off groceries. They will then drop off packages in the foyer, unload groceries in the fridge, and leave with the door locking behind them.

Customers get a notification when the driver rings the doorbell. August home-security cameras allow them to watch the entire process from the app if they wish.

Here is the story, via Peter Metrinko.

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10:35

Harvard Study Proves Apple Slows Down old iPhones to Sell Millions of New Models "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If you were Apple, what tricks would you utilize to increase the sales of your latest product? If you know corporations, youd know they use any possible trick they can as a generality to increase their profit: think of how huge a factor it would make in the sale of new iPhones if the old ones became slower. People have made the anecdotal observation that their Apple products become much slower right before the release of a new model. Now, a Harvard students study has done what any person with Google Trends could do, and pointed out that Google searches for iPhone slow spiked multiple times, just before the release of a new iPhone each time. Read more: Harvard Study Proves Apple Slows Down old iPhones to Sell Millions of New Models

10:34

500 million dollars on its way to fund the next war against Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

500 million dollars on its way to fund the next war against Syria Voltairenet.org Sept 22, 2017 The Sddeustche Zeitung has shed light on the fact that arms are being transferred from the headquarters of the US Air Forces in Europe, based in Ramstein (Germany) and are making their way to the Syrian rebels. []

10:34

Herpes: Its Time To Put the Stigma to Bed "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hey mates, Im a 22-year-old woman living in Australia. I am a student, I work, I explore, I see live music and go to art shows. I have hobbies and interests, I take photographs, I draw, I write, I live with a bunch of amazing people in a beautiful sharehouse in Sydney, and I have sex. I have a lot of sex.

But heres my conundrum: I also have Herpes. The strain is HSV-1, which most commonly appears as cold sores, but, lucky me, the outbreaks happen in my sweet lil nether-regions.

I have told most of my sexual partners, but Ive also left it out of the conversation for others. This wasnt some vindictive plot to spread the infection to everyone in the entire world, and it wasnt because I was ignorant about the topic it was just something that happened sometimes for one of the following reasons:

  1. We used a condom; I hadnt had an outbreak in months.
  2. We were both plastered.
  3. The dont ask/dont tell unspoken policy between dead-end flings.
  4. I was fucking scared, and never saw them again.

To me, these are just general life occurrences that happen to most sexually-active people from the age of like, 14 until you die. So for anyone sitting on their moral high-horse right now thinking, Fuck this bitch she needs to stop being so selfish and be a decent, honest human being, please try to dismount and listen for the next few hundred words.

The last two of my reasons are the most problematic to the spread of what is a very common STI, and I would like to change that. In order for this to happen, we young people need to be informed of the facts surrounding Herpes. Im one of those idealists who actually believes the stigma surrounding this issue can be changed with honest chit-chat amongst lovers, and after that, the media will eventually follow suit.

So how did I get Herpes in the first place?

A few years back, I was dating a dude I was madly in love with, and I just got an itch and a bit of a red uss. It was only a mild inconvenience at the time, kind of like the symptoms you get with thrush. When they didnt clear up after using thrush treatment, I decided to go to the doctor. It was only once I was in the doctors office that I realised it could be an STI.

I was told that if I had any red bumps, lumps, lesions or sores, then there was a strong likelihood I had Herpes. Old mate...

10:30

Saturday Night at the Movies "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Waterloo which had another excellent cast Rod Steiger, Christopher Plummer and many others

 


10:29

'But your home has DOORS' - Tucker Carlson destroys pathetic Jorge Ramos on Immigration "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

'But your home has DOORS' - Tucker Carlson destroys pathetic Jorge Ramos on Immigration

10:29

Debt Rattle September 23 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Salvador Dal Mi esposa desnuda 1945   Why the Stock Markets Up and Why it Wont Last (MO) The Great Corporate Cash Shell Game (BBG) Debt Has Become A Way Of Life In Canada (OweC) Housing Affordability NEVER WorseBy a Long-Shot (Hanson) The Demise of the Dollar: Dont Hold Your

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10:27

World wonders could N. Korea fire nuclear missile over Japan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Will North Koreas next nuclear test involve a thermonuclear missile screaming over Japan? Thats a question being asked after North Koreas foreign minister said his country may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean.

The world hasnt seen an above-ground, atmospheric nuclear test since an inland detonation by China in 1980 and North Korea upending that could push the region dangerously close to war. The room for error would be minimal and any mistake could be disastrous. Even if successful, such a test could endanger air and sea traffic in the region.

Because of that many experts dont think North Korea would take such a risk. But theyre also not ruling it out given the Norths increasing number of nuclear and missile tests.

The main reason for North Korea to take that risk would be to quiet outside doubts about whether it really has a thermonuclear weapon small enough to fit on a missile, said Jeffrey Lewis, a U.S. arms control expert at the Middlebury Center of International Studies at Monterey. So far North Korea has been separately testing nuclear weapons and the ballistic missiles built to deliver them, rather than testing them together.

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho wouldnt have spoken without approval from Pyongyangs top leadership when he suggested to reporters in New York on Friday that the country could conduct an atmospheric hydrogen bomb test to fulfill the vows of the countrys leader Kim Jong Un.

Kim, in an unusual direct statement to the world, pledged hours earlier to take highest-level action against the United States over Donald Trumps threat to totally destroy the North if provoked. Ri didnt elaborate and said no one knew what decision Kim would make.

If North Korea attempts an atmospheric nuclear test at sea, it would likely involve its most powerful ballistic missiles, such as the intermediate-range Hwas...

10:26

Russia will target U.S.-backed fighters in Syria if provoked "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The United States highly illegal operations in Syria has caused the delay of freeing civilians trapped in the remaining ISIS occupied territories in the country. After the combined forces of the Syrian Army and Russian special forces are targeted by the terrorists recently, a Russian general held a meeting with his US counterpart purposely to Continue reading Russia will target U.S.-backed fighters in Syria if provoked

10:26

Two crazy leaders, Kim Jong-un & Trump, two rogue nations, USA & N.Korea. The world edges closer to nuclear war "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Trump Threatens North Korea with Effective and Overwhelming Military Force By Peter Symonds In the wake of North Koreas missile launch, US President Trump and his top officials have once again threatened to use military force to end the supposed threat posed by the small, economically backward country and its limited nuclear arsenal. Speaking at []

10:25

The worlds 5 most Endangered wild cats "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Wild cats around the world face a long list of challenges as their habitat is degraded, their food supply diminished, and the cats are hunted for their body parts and meat. Despite notable conservation efforts, including National Geographic Societys Big Cats Initiative founded with conservationists and filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert, wild cats face a long road ahead. According to the IUCN Red Lists global status of the 38 existing species of wild cats (Felidae), five are Endangered. Here are those five most threatened wild cats by the current population numbers, as well as some notable current threats, existing conservation efforts, and global policy. Borneo Bay cat (Catopuma badia) A Boreno Bay cat in captivity in 2005. Jim Sanderson/Wikimedia Commons. Mature population: 2,200 Habitat: Forest-dependent, endemic to the Indonesian island of Borneo. Threats: Poaching for the skin and pet markets, and habitat loss due to commercial logging and oil palm plantation plantings. Conservation: Borneo Bay cats are fully protected under Indonesian law, but they remain one of the least studied wild cats in the world. Status: Endangered with a declining population of mature individuals. Andean cat (Leopardus jacobita) Andean Cat (Leopardus jacobita). Photo by Jim Sanderson/Wikimedia Commons. Mature population: 1,378 Habitat: Primarily rocky and steep terrains, particularly in arid and sparsely vegetated areas of the high Andes. Threats: Agricultural expansion, livestock impact, hunting, and other types of habitat loss and degradation. Conservation: Community-based conservation, alongside protective legislation in four South American countries and focused lobbying by special interest groups have contributed to

10:23

Will Opioid Lawsuits By County Officials Against Big Pharma Set Legal Precedent To Sue Vaccine Makers? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

They know what theyve been doing. Theyve been misrepresenting the dangers of these dangerous addictive drugs for years. State Rep. Gen DiGirolamo Those pharmaceutical companies have made billions of dollars off the deaths of our children and our loved one. Delaware County Councilman David White Big Pharma companies have a significant presence in the suburban counties surrounding Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. However, being neighbors doesnt matter, since Delaware County, the SE Pennsylvania county constituting some of Philadelphias western suburbs, filed a lawsuit on September 21, 2017 against eleven pharmaceutical companies regarding the overwhelming opioid epidemic and problem. The reason for the lawsuit is the amount of money Delaware County had, and has, to pay for all types of services rendered and other expenses due to opioid drug abuses. Read more: Will Opioid Lawsuits By County Officials Against Big Pharma Set Legal Precedent To Sue Vaccine Makers?

10:22

A humanely killed animal is still killed and thats wrong "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



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This is a stretch of course.  The animal's death releases its spirit body for a new cycle of life.  A humane death does matter while death itself does not matter at all.  The reason that is true is because death is inevitable while the experience is what is retained by the spirit body.  .

The faux moralists argue nonsense that demands outright extinction for all domesticates and a complete rewilding of the Earth as well.

I am actually a fan of a successful vegetarian diet.  At the same time i am also a fan of organic farming methodology and all that demands a massive increase in our use of working livestock to assist us.  That does mean a steady stream of animal protein to be consumed and ultimately a global surf...

10:21

How Long Will India Run After Optics, Rather Than True Freedom For All Its People? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The structures of power that surround the marginalised require them at every step to prove their legitimacy, self worth and even their right to exist.

Vikas Patil and his wife are expected to produce 1,000 bricks a day for which they are credited Rs 600, adjusted against their debt. Representative image credit: Reuters/Jayanta Dey

Vikas Patil and his wife are expected to produce 1,000 bricks a day for which they are credited Rs 600, adjusted against their debt. Representative image credit: Reuters/Jayanta Dey

Apart from its fiery masalas and its functional chappals, Kolhapur evokes images of prosperous sugar farmers and an economy known for its record-setting purchases of Mercedes cars. This is a different Kolhapur.

Vilas Patil lives in Karandewadi, in the Karveer taluka of Kolhapur district. He has three acres of rainfed land, not all of which is cultivable. Even of the good land, he manages to plant only on a portion because he can no longer afford the inputs. In a good monsoon, the land provides rice and ragi enough to feed his family for a part of the year. There is never any surplus to sell in the market. Patil makes ends meet in the employment of a brick merchant. He is bonded by his debt to this brick merchant for many years now. His financial year begins with the sowing season, when the merchant lends him the money to sow his crops. The most recent instalment of this loan was...

10:19

British banks ordered to inform on suspected illegal immigrants amid Tory crackdown "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

UK banks will be forced to carry out immigration checks on millions of bank accounts as part of Prime Minister Theresa Mays bid to create a hostile environment for illegal immigrants. According to the Guardian, banks will check 70 million bank accounts on a quarterly basis, with the Home Office expecting to identify up to 6,000 failed asylum seekers, foreign criminals and visa over-stayers facing deportation in the first year alone. Banks will be forced to freeze or close down accounts of those they identify as illegal immigrants, with officers claiming it will be an incentive for the individuals in question to return voluntarily to their home countries. They have also been told to adopt a default position whereby customers suspected of being in the UK without leave to remain are told that they should report to the Home Office directly. This would apply regardless of whether customers are able to provide a passport or biometric data. Read more: British banks ordered to inform on suspected illegal immigrants amid Tory crackdown

10:19

The environmental impact of a coal plant on Kenyas coast is being underplayed "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Conversation

An old coal-burning power plant in China. REUTERS/David Gray

China is transforming its sources of energy domestically in a bid to reverse decades of environmental pollution. But the switch to renewable energy has brought about a conundrum: what to do with the jobs and industries that have no future in this new system?

Export them. Several African countries are accepting the poisoned chalice of Chinas subsidised development through the construction of outdated, dirty coal plants.

Kenya is one. Its coastline is a national asset for fisheries, tourism, a growing population and economic development. But Amu Coal a...

10:18

China Comes Out in Strong Show of Support for Venezuela "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

China Comes Out in Strong Show of Support for Venezuela By Adam Garrie Donald Trumps threats to Venezuela have proved to be deeply unpopular at the UN China is scheduled to address the UN General Assembly on the 21st of September, the same day as Russia, but prior to the speech, it already became clear []

10:16

NIH-Supported Journal Publishes Landmark Study Linking Fluoride To Low IQ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Increased levels of prenatal fluoride exposure have been linked to lower intelligence in children, according to the results of a new study. In the eye-opening new peer-reviewed study, published on September 19, 2017, in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers found strong evidence of a link between fluoride and lower cognitive function in children. With an impact factor of 9.78, Environmental Health Perspectives is one of the most highly ranked journals in Toxicology, Public, Environmental and Occupational Health, and Environmental Sciences. The researchers found that higher levels of maternal urinary fluoride during pregnancy (a proxy for prenatal fluoride exposure) that are in the range of levels of exposure in other general population samples of pregnant women as well as nonpregnant adults were associated with lower scores on tests of cognitive function in the offspring at 4 and 612 y old, according to the study. Read more: NIH-Supported Journal Publishes Landmark Study Linking Fluoride To Low IQ David Icke on Water Fluoridation

10:15

Peak Prosperity News Update 092217 (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Peak Prosperity News Update 092217 Video Chris Martenson New Orleans Investment Conference Oct 25-28, 2017 Video Source

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10:13

Indonesia raises Mount Agung volcano alert to highest level, thousands evacuated "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tourists on the Indonesian island of Bali are becoming understandably anxious after Indonesian authorities raised the alert level for the Mount Agung volcano to the highest level. Some 10,000 villagers have already left their homes around the mountain, while more than 200,000 have received warnings. Locals have described the volcano as "starting to spit". "Of course it's going to explode," one man said from a rice field overlooking Mount Agung. Meanwhile, holiday-makers have been urged to be vigilant amid fears of increasing seismic activity and the possibility of a volcanic eruption. The volcano, about 72 kilometres from the resort area of Kuta, is a popular tourist destination and hiking spot. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency earlier said no residents or tourists should be within 9km of the crater and within 12km to the north, north-east, south-east and south-southwest. Locals and tourists alike have already begun posting about feeling earthquakes and tremors from deep below the ground as Indonesian authorities sweep a 12km radius from the peak, ensuring no residents or tourists remain in the critical-risk region.

10:13

French Far-Left Leader Rallies Macron Critics to Streets Defiant France Party "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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PARIS French far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon is rallying disaffected voters against President Emmanuel Macrons plan to weaken worker protections.

Melenchons party, Defiant France, says it is busing in protesters from more than 150 French towns for a protest march in Paris on Saturday. Other activist groups have promised to join.

Macron changed Frances labor laws amid spreading discontent with his presidency on Friday by signing decrees that reduce unions influence over workplace rules.

The decrees also make it easier for companies to fire workers. Macron says the change is needed to compete in the global economy. Opponents say he is dismantling the French lifestyle.

Melenchon wants the decrees withdrawn and is protesting what he calls the authoritarian way Macron imposed the reforms by bypassing parliamentary debate.

More protests are planned.


10:12

Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill And The Corexit Oil Dispersant Health Problems Confirmed "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Back on April 20, 2010, a major environmental catastrophe occurred in the Gulf of Mexico when the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig exploded and 4.9 million barrels of crude spilled into the Gulf waters creating a problem that was not fixed until July 10, 2010 when the rig finally was able to be capped. One of the approved emergency methods to control the oil spill was the use of Corexit, a chemical dispersant sprayed from aircraft. According to a report about the health issues related to that chemical Respiratory, Dermal, and Eye Irritation Symptoms Associated with Corexit EC9527A/EC9500A following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Findings from the GuLF STUDY, we learn in the Introduction, As part of the oil spill response and cleanup (OSRC), approximately 1.8million gallons (6.8millionliters) of oil dispersant was applied both to the sea surface [1.07million gallons (4.05millionliters)] and directly into the stream of oil leaving the wellhead 5,000feet (1.5 km) underwater [0.77million gallons (2.9millionliters)] (United States Coast Guard 2011). Furthermore, in the Conclusion of that report, association is made that health issues apparently were caused by the dispersant chemical. Read more: Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill And The Corexit Oil Dispersant Health Problems Confirmed

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How to suppress the will of the majority "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BBC TV documentary series directed by Adam Curtis. The documentary is called The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom? In this clip, James Buchanan, explains why he believes there is no such thing as the public interest. Theres certainly no measurable concept that meaningfulthat could be called the public interest, because how do []

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Iranian president Rouhani says Tehran will boost its missile capabilities "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has vowed to strengthen the country's missile capabilities, state media reported. The statement comes amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington after President Trump's speech at the UN General Assembly. The Iranian leader addressed the military on Friday, during a parade marking the start of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Rouhani said that the country will boost its military capabilities, from missiles to ground, air and sea forces. The military will be strengthened to the extent that Iran considers necessary, he added. "We will increase our military power as a deterrent. We will strengthen our missile capabilities...We will not seek permission from anyone to defend our country," Rouhani said, as cited by the Irna news agency.

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Obese patients and smokers are being REFUSED NHS operations until they go a six-month boot camp to try and lose weight "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Patients who are obese or smoke are being refused NHS operations and sent on a six month boot camp. They will be referred onto a six month health optimisation programme and taught to improve their behaviours before having surgery. The scheme will be rolled out next month in the East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group, a health trust in East Yorkshire serving 313,400 patients. Managers are trying to save 11.5 million this year and claim patients will get more benefit from operations if they are in better health. Patients awaiting surgery for cancer, the frail elderly or anyone with severe mental health problems will all be exempt from the policy. Read more: Obese patients and smokers are being REFUSED NHS operations until they go a six-month boot camp to try and lose weight

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