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Sunday, 21 October


Unprecedented October rains hit desert nation of Qatar, causing major flash floods "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Intense thunderstorms produced strong winds and dropped heavy rain over the desert nation of Qatar on October 19 and 20, 2018, causing severe flash flooding across the country. Heavy rain is expected to continue into Monday, October 22. Motorists are advised to...... Read more

What the media arent saying about Jamal Khashoggi (John R. Bradley) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

20/10/2018 - As someone who spent three decades working closely with intelligence services in the Arab world and the West, the Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi knew he was taking a ...


There Are Some Upsides To A Minority Government. Bob Katter Isnt One Of Them "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If you thought parliament was toxic and unstable before Malcolm Turnbull exited, you aint seen nothing yet. Chris Graham looks at a house divided, and one of the men who now holds considerable sway over it.

Counting in the Wentworth by-election hadnt even finished when, at 8:44pm last night, Bob Katter, the Queensland independent who now holds the balance of power in our federal parliament, began issuing threats.

Yes folks, the Australian Government is now partially at the mercy of a man who claims to be Aboriginal (with no Aboriginal heritage); who once swore there were almost no homosexuals living in North Queensland; who believes that its racist to refer to his heritage as Lebanese (its Lebanese); who thinks that man-made climate change is probably a hoax; who supported Fraser Annings white Australia speech; and who voted against marriage equality.

And thats just the basics. Katter unplugged is much more scary, as the media release he issued last night will show.

Before we get to it, some brief background: Since 1940, Australia has only ever had one other hung parliament Gillards in 2010. Labor won 72 seats, and so did the Coalition. Green Adam Bandt, and independents Tony Windsor, Andrew Wilkie and Rob Oakshott agreed to back Labor, giving them the required 76 seats to govern.

That period also happens to coincide with one of the most productive periods of legislation for an Australian government. The fact is, hung parliaments can be a good thing if sensible people hold the balance of power.

As it now stands, The Morrison Government holds 74 seats, but one of those is occupied by the Speaker of the House, Tony Smith. They also have Nationals MP Kevin Hogan, who left the government benches after the ousting of Turnbull but has guaranteed supply. So of the six cross bench MPs, the Coalition needs at least two of them. Katter will have almost certainly have to be one them.

Heres how that man opened his media statement last night.

I would hope that other cross benchers would see it the same way as I do any further instability in government by leadership or early elections will result in us having more Prime Ministers than Pakistan.

Obviously, we have had more Prime Ministers than Pakistan, both in the last decade, and in history (Scott Morrison is Australias 30th Prime Minister. Imran Khan is Pakistan...

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Saturday, 20 October


Mitch McConnell Was Just Confronted In A Restaurant By 4 Angry Men "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Friday evening, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was home in Kentucky and having dinner with his wife, Sec. of Transportation Elaine Chao. Out for a quiet dinner, McConnell got more than he bargained for when furious constituents confronted him. As reported by TMZ.

The Kentucky Senator was eating dinner with his wife at Havana Rumba in Louisville, when 4 men confronted Mitch. The main aggressor screams at McConnell, Why dont you get out of here?  Why dont you leave the entire country?

The woman who shot the video tells us, before she started recording, the main aggressor slammed his fists down on McConnells table, grabbed his doggie bag and threw the food out the door of the restaurant.

The main gripe, as reported by the woman who shot the video, seemed to be McConnells increasingly tough stance on healthcare and Social Security. McConnell recently claimed that entitlement programs were the main cause of our massive debt, with healthcare and Social Security benefits included. Social Security is a pay-it-forward program that is self-funded by American workers. The main aggressor in the confrontation was screaming that McConnell is killing people with his stance.

McConnell and Chao were dining at Havana Rumba in Louisville when the confrontation occurred. He tried to stay calm and even thanked some of his supporters afterwards.

Interestingly, McConnell and his wife seemed to have some dispute over the bill, according to the woman who filmed the video. After talking to the server and manager, they seemed to have resolved it.

Turns out the Turtle isnt nearly as mean in person as he is when hiding behind the skirts of Congress.

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TC "Vicente" meandering near Mexico, TC Willa organizing, deadly landslide reported "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tropical Storm "Vicente" formed October 19, 2018, near the coast of southwest Mexico as the 21st named storm of the 2018 Pacific hurricane season. The storm is now meandering off the coast, dropping heavy rain and rising the threat of flash flooding and...... Read more

Gibt es eigentlich auch noch Hardware-Journalismus? ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Gibt es eigentlich auch noch Hardware-Journalismus? Also im Sinne von: Reviews von Hardware?

Ich finde irgendwie nur noch so Affiliate-Link-Reindrck-Textfarm-Output, der ein paar Features (hufig auch noch falsch) listet. Selbst bei Heise findet man nur noch Affiliate-Bullshit und Preisvergleich.

Nicht dass Forenbeitrge weiterhelfen, aber selbst da sind jetzt die Hlfte so "Ich habe das Board zum Reviewen kostenlos zur Verfgung gestellt gekriegt"-Bullshit, und dann ergtzt sich der Autor daran, wie schnell das Board geliefert kam und dass die Verpackung toll aussieht. What the fuck?

Update: Fr Notebooks fand ich bisher ganz gut, aber bei Desktops gibt es echt nur noch so Gamer-Schei. Ich stehe im Moment vor der Frage, welches Mainboard ich fr einen Ryzen 8-Core haben will. Und da gibt es in der Tat Reviews hier und da, aber kein einziger versucht mal mit RAM-Vollbestckung zu testen. Beim Rumklicken in den Kompatibilittslisten bei MSI bleibt dann berhaupt nur ein RAM-Hersteller brig, bei dem 64GB RAM mit Maximal-Taktung (nur noch 2933 bei Vollbestckung :-( ) zugesagt werden, und die haben dann CL17 und sind die Rechts-Unten-Modelle von Kingston, die leider auch preislich rechts unten sind. Aber 64GB RAM und viele Cores betrifft halt Gaming nicht, daher testet sowas niemand.


INVASION: Hundreds of Honduran Migrants Illegally Cross Into Mexico Federal Police Stand Idly By (VIDEOS + PHOTOS) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Friday, the Honduran caravan tore down the border gate in Guatemala and stormed the border bridge into Mexico.

Mexican authorities clashed with the Honduran migrants and deployed several rounds of tear gas on Friday which resulted in nearly two dozen injuries, including a CNN reporter.

After the Hondurans breached the Guatemala-Mexico border bridge, they were unsure of what to do next so they created a refugee camp.

Hundreds of Honduran males began jumping into the Suchiate River from the bridge (video via AFP):

The Hondurans used a toe-line and rafts to illegally cross into Mexico. The Mexican federal police did not stop the invasion.

Video of male Honduran migrants swimming into Mexico from Guatemala:

Video shows Honduran migrants from the Guatemalan side of the river swimming into Mexico using a rope as a toe-line to help crossings. The federal police are not stopping the illegal crossings according to the reporters live on the scene.


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Can You Heat Your House Even If The Electricity Is Not Working? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Can You Heat Your House Even If The Electricity Is Not Working? by Ken Jorgustin Modern Survival Blog At the time of this writing, winter is approaching. Its a time when Im thinking about buttoning up outdoor projects and...

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As expected: Nellie Ohr invokes marital privilege to cut off Congressional questions about discussions with husband Bruce "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nellie Ohr, wife of twice-demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr appeared on Capitol Hill Friday to face lawmakers in a closed-door grilling. Mrs. Ohr was supposed to appear for a deposition last month but she was refusing to cooperate with lawmakers. Now this... Nellie Ohr invoked marital privilege on Friday preventing her from answering questions about her husband Bruce Ohr.


Grey heron in perfume shop, video "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This 20 October 2018 is about a grey heron, which walked into a perfume shop in Gouda city in the Netherlands, flew around, and flew out again without causing any damage.


The Disastrous "War on Terror" Has Come Home "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

we are very much living in a tech panopticon -- one in which our purchasing habits, individual data and even physical movements can be tracked without our knowledge. What does this mean for the future of personal privacy? How has the "war on terror" radically altered the ways we fight crime, and in what ways might the state use the increasingly sophisticated tools at its disposal to abuse its authority?


Canada aims to resettle group of White Helmets "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ottawa is in the process of resettling a group of White Helmets members who had to leave Syria, Canada's Foreign Ministry said in a press release. "Together with a core group of international allies, Canada is working to resettle a group of White Helmets and their families after they had to flee Syria as a result of being specifically targeted by the Syrian regime and its backer, Russia," the release said on Friday. Security screening is completed before members of the Syrian civil defense group can fly to Canada as refugees, the ministry said.


GOP Candidate Busted In Facebook Video Flying On Lobbyists Plane After Criticizing McCaskill For Flying "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) has taken a lot heat from her opponent, Josh Hawley (R),  for using her personal private plane (owned by her husband) to campaign in Missouri. He has repeatedly blasted Sen. McCaskill for doing so, however, Hawley was busted in a Facebook flying in a lobbyists plane for doing something very similar.

But the Republican Senate hopeful isnt above taking a ride in a private plane himself, Politico reports.

Hawley received an in-kind contribution of $5,225 for a charter flight in September on a plane owned by lobbyist Travis Brown and his wife, according to public records. Hawley attended a West Virginia fundraiser on that day, social media posts show, before returning to Springfield, Missouri that night and posting a Facebook video of him driving into the city for a rally with President Donald Trump the next day.

That is a whopping $5,225 per flight, folks. The plane in question is a plush little Pilatus PC-12/47, which is privately owned by Brown. The flight records show it traveling from Missouri to West Virginia on September 20th, returning later that night.

Hawleys audacious remarks include this hilarious one.

I say, Look, Im driving everywhere, why dont you drive? Hawley said in a July interview. She cant do it. Shes totally addicted to her luxury lifestyle. This is the thing, she talks about, Oh, I want to spend all this time on the trail. She doesnt spend that much time on the trail. She flies everywhere.

Brown and his wife are registered lobbyists in Missouri. Their clients include the St. Louis Blues hockey team and some wealthy businessmen. Incidentally, his client Rex Sinquefield is linked to an effort to permit medical marijuana usage in Missouri, so it seems Republicans can support that issue when it suits them. In other words, when it profits them.

Furthermore, Hawley reported using a charter plane in August, with expenses reported being $8,732 for three flights. Its not clear at this time who owned the plane(s) for those flights.

Hawley called Sen. McCaskill out of touch for using her own private plane.

A spokeswoman for Hawley, Kelli Ford, issued this statement via email, defending Hawleys flight because it was a single-engine propeller plane.

Joshs criticism of Senator McCaskills use of her personal plane is threefold: 1) she secretly flew when she said she was on an RV, 2) she claims normal middle class people own private planes, 3) she wont release her family tax returns so voters can understand h...



Pompeo: Migrant caravan is using human shields to break through the border with Mexico "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had some choice words about the thousands-strong crowd of Central American migrants surging toward Mexico, urging the country to take any and all steps necessary to halt the human wave. "They are putting women and children in front of this caravan to use as shields as they make their way through. This is an organized effort to come through and violate the sovereignty of Mexico," said Pompeo, following his "good conversation" with Mexican President Enrique Pena-Nieto. The Mexican government is "fully engaged" and is making all the necessary decisions to address the issue, Pompeo emphasized, expressing support for the government's plans to call in the UN to set up a migrant processing center. "We are jointly very focused on the caravan that is making its way through," he reiterated. His calm words belied the urgency of the situation. Migrants are already piling up at checkpoints on the Guatemalan-Mexican border. One thousand had arrived in the...


Mueller report PSA: Be prepared for disappointment "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

And be forewarned that the special counsel's findings may never be made public. President Donald Trump's critics have spent the past 17 months anticipating what some expect will be among the most thrilling events of their lives: special counsel Robert Mueller's final report on Russian 2016 election interference. They may be in for a disappointment. That's the word POLITICO got from defense lawyers working on the Russia probe and more than 15 former government officials with investigation experience spanning Watergate to the 2016 election case. The public, they say, shouldn't expect a comprehensive and presidency-wrecking account of Kremlin meddling and alleged obstruction of justice by Trump - not to mention an explanation of the myriad subplots that have bedeviled lawmakers, journalists and amateur Mueller sleuths. Perhaps most unsatisfying: Mueller's findings may never even see the light of day.


America's deafening response to assassination attempt on General Miller, top US commander in Afghanistan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Yesterday, two Americans and Kandahar police chief Abdul Raziq were killed after Afghan guards opened fire shortly after the conclusion of a meeting between Raziq, Kandahar's governor and General Austin S. Miller, the Commander of US troops in Afghanistan. Today's blood-soaked events make it abundantly clear that the "just a bit more time until peace" narrative that the US publicly offers as well as the "Taliban vs. everyone else" narrative that the Kabul government continues to proffer are equally detached from the realities on the ground. Yet in spite of the fact that the attack was an un-ambiguous assassination attempt on General Miller, most major US media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post and Drudge Report have buried the story far below the latest updates on the Khashoggi murder and news surrounding the forthcoming midterm elections. While the mysterious and tragic fate of Jamal Khashoggi and forthcoming US elections are indeed important stories, the...


US Justice Dept. charges Russian national for alleged election meddling "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The US Justice Department announced, commenting on the charges, they believed that the conspiracy sought to conduct what they called "information warfare against the United States." The Justice Department stated that Russian national Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova had been charged with alleged interference in US elections, including the upcoming midterms. According to the department, she had acted through a vast social media effort that was aimed at trying to influence American public opinion. US President Donald Trump has commented on the situation saying that the Russian national had "nothing to do" with his campaign. According to the Justice Department, Khusyaynova, 44, from St. Petersburg, Russia, helped control the funds and allegedly aimed to use fake social media posts to influence the American voters. However, the criminal compliant did not include any allegation that the Russian national or a broader conspiracy had any effect on the election outcome.


Former Israeli PM Olmert: 'Netanyahu's time is over', revive the 2008 peace plan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It will take mere months to strike a deal with Palestinians if Israel returns to its 2008 two-state proposal, and the only ones opposing the plan are Benjamin Netanyahu and his circle, former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said. "There is no question in my mind that Netanyahu's time is over. He's gone," Olmert told TV channel i24NEWS on Friday, explaining that the current PM lacks "moral courage" to introduce a settlement, similar to the one the government laid out ten years ago. Olmert, who governed Israel from 2006 to 2009, offered nearly complete withdrawal of the Israeli forces from the West Bank and the Arab-populated East Jerusalem, with placing its Old City under international trusteeship. He also proposed the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to allow Israel to keep a small portion of the Palestinian land, containing major Jewish settlements. In return, Tel Aviv was to cede roughly the same amount of land to the Palestinian Authority. Palestinian leadership rejected the plan...


A pro-Palestine Malaysian NGO brings ICC lawsuit against Israel, the first ever filed "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

More that 600,000 Israeli Jews live in illegal settlements on Palestinian land. A Malaysian NGO has become the first organisation in the world to file a lawsuit against Israel at the International Criminal Court (ICC), claiming that the state has violated United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334. The resolution, which was passed in 2016, reaffirmed that Israeli settlements on Palestinian land since 1967 have no legal validity and constitute a violation of international law. The Malaysia-based MyAqsa Foundation said Israel's continued settlement activity in the occupied territories is an insult to the UN's authority. "This resolution requires Israel to immediately stop all illegal activities in the Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem and the West Bank," MyAqsa chief executive Noorazman Mohamed Samsuddin was quoted by Free Malaysia Today as saying. "MyAqsa is convinced that the violation of Resolution 2334 will cause chaos and security instability not only in...


Iran is supplying Hezbollah with precision devices says US media report "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Iran has been supplying Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group with components required to turn its rockets into precision-guided missiles, US media reported Friday. According to Fox News, flight data suggested a delivery was made earlier this week by a cargo plane which left Tehran on Tuesday and flew back Thursday, with stops in Syria, Lebanon and Qatar. Intelligence sources told the news channel the plane carried GPS devices and other components needed to build precision weapons at Iranian factories in Lebanon, in addition to plants in Syria and Yemen. Western powers and Israel have repeatedly accused Iran of arming Hezbollah, including by operating factories in densely populated Beirut. The militant group said it would not respond to every allegation coming from Israel.


WATCH: Miami-Dade Cop Hits Handcuffed Suspect in Face "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Miami-Dade County cops burst into the home of 18-year-old Bryan Crespo this past March to arrest him for allegedly stealing airbags from local cars. But according to surveillance video New

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Famine in Yemen: long announced, now on our screens "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

What are world leaders doing? Where is the international community Yemenis so often appeal to?

lead A boy receives treatment at al-Sabaeen hospital in Sanaa, Yemen, Sept. 24, 2018. Mohammed Mohammed/ Press Association. All rights reserved.

Almost two years after the UN first told the world that the war in Yemen was about to cause famine, we are informed that 14 million are at risk of dying from starvation and that the earlier figure of 8 million was an underestimate.  The increase is explained by the dramatic collapse of the Yemeni riyal in the last two months.

Wasnt such a currency crisis predictable? The country is still described as being on the brink of famine, simply because statistical verification of death rates, which would fit official definitions, is not available. These figures are mind boggling beyond imagination, and represent millions suffering the psychological, physical, agony of watching loved children, parents, siblings and partners, dying before their eyes Many people are expecting the same fate themselves, some of them probably even looking forward to death, as it would end the pain. So the famine is here, with or without official definition! So the famine is here, with or without official definition!

Daily, we see images of starving children on our screens as we snack in front of our TVs, smartphones or whatever Many of us then rush off to send money to our favourite charities or friends and families in Yemen, knowing that this is the only practical thing we can do to help people buy the food whose prices have rocketed due to blockade, collapse of currency, reduced imports, and indeed, drought which means that this year there is hardly any locally-produced food (at the best of times, the country only produces about 15% of its entire grain needs).

We consider political action, write to legislators and government, somehow hoping that it will achieve something, although experience has shown that these efforts are large...


Iran rejects US unknown delusion of foreign interference in elections "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Press TV October 20, 2018 Iran has dismissed the false and baseless claim made by the United States about Tehrans efforts to undermine US elections, including next months midterms, saying such allegations are rooted in an unknown delusion. The principled policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran is based on non-interference in the domestic []


Trump declares 'hardened criminals' are storming Mexico border: 'These aren't little angels!' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Reacting to reports that a caravan of over 4,000 Central American migrants had breached the southern Mexican border, President Trump slammed the "hardened criminals" and lamented "incompetent" US immigration policy. Echoing the criticism of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who called out the migrants for using their women and children as "shields" during clashes with Mexican police, Trump mocked the "bad hombres" streaming northward as he addressed a defense industry roundtable: "To show you how brave they are - they put all the women and children up front." After initially breaching the fence at a checkpoint earlier today, migrants clashed with a group of about fifty police armed with riot gear and pepper spray. Four officers were reportedly injured in the melee. Others used improvised rafts and ropes to cross the river that forms much of the Guatemala-Mexico border. Mexico has dispatched 500 federales to its southern border in the hope of stemming the migrant flow.


First Man and the History of Space [Spoiler Alert] "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

First Man is a movie steeped in even more space history than audiences might be aware, according to collectSPACE. The new movie starring Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, has rich visuals and gives thematic nods to the real history of NASA, from detailed recreations of spacecraft and []


Mob Targets Mitch McConnell and Wife During Dinner "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is disturbing.  Apparently the Democrat Marxists are confident about this type of public behavior working in their interests for the midterm election (Details Via TMZ)  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, was confronted Friday night by some angry diners who Continue reading


A Curated List of Native Responses to Elizabeth Warren "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In 2012 when Elizabeth Warren first spoke about being "part Delaware and part Cherokee" and about a photo of someone in her family who had high cheekbones, I wrote several blog posts to help people understand why her remarks were harmful to Native people and Native nations.

Now in 2018, Warren took a DNA test, presumably, to get trump off her back. She released a video about her test. Doing that made matters worse. Because she's more visible now than she was then, the conversations were--and are--much louder. I'm curating some links to articles and posts by Indigenous people that I think will be helpful to teachers and librarians who read AICL. I'll be back to insert more links. Please let me know of ones I should add.

October 15, 2018
Chuck Hoskin Jr., Cherokee Nation Secretary of State: Cherokee Nation responds to Senator Warren's DNA test

October 16, 2018
Kim Tallbear interview at Jezebel's The Slot: 'Our Vote Matters Very Little': Kim Tallbear on Elizabeth Warren's Attempt to Claim Native American Heritage.

October 17, 2018
Brandon Scott at Vox: Cherokee Nation citizens like me are used to people claiming our heritage. It's exhausting. 

Kelly Hayes and Jacqueline Keeler at NBC News Think: Elizabeth Warren connected DNA and Native American heritage. Here's why that is destructive.

October 18, 2018
Tara Houska, Mark Trahant, and Gyasi Ross on Democracy Now: Native Americans React to Elizabeth Warren's DNA Test: Stop Making Native People "Political Fodder"

Rebecca Nagle at USA Today:...


Horrifying Video Shows Off-Duty Chicago Cop Shooting an Unarmed Autistic Teenager "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

New footage released this week by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability shows an off-duty Chicago Police officer shooting an unarmed autistic man whom he claimed had been a threat

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ARTIFICIAL MOON To Be Launched By (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

ARTIFICIAL MOON To Be Launched By Video Secure Team10 Video Source

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Top Ten posts of the week "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This Sunday morning post is to provide you with the links to the top TEN most read posts of the past week so that you can easily catch up on the most interesting and popular posts written by our Whaleoil writers over the past 7 days ( Sunday to Monday). More about Paula Bennetts inappropriate relationship comment [] The post Top Ten posts of the week appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Scott Adams predicted Trump's 2016 win and now reveals his 2018 election forecast "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With just over two weeks left to go until the big game, it's anybody's guess on which team will emerge victorious on Tuesday, November 6th with control of Congress hanging in the balance. The professional pollsters, prognosticators, pundits and legions of experts who predicted that Donald Trump didn't have a chance in hell of winning the presidency were proven wrong and given their lamentable track record, it's hard to take their predictions of that "blue wave" seriously. One of those who got it right when he accurately predicted that the iconoclastic billionaire outsider would shock the world by defeating the heavily favored Hillary Clinton was persuasion guru Scott Adams who called it right as early as March 2016 when he made the call that Trump would win in a landslide. The reason for his bold prediction? That unlike Mrs. Clinton, Trump was a master persuader with an ability to transcend politics as usual.


Indiana Police Officer Accused of Switching Price Tags Turns Himself In "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

SOUTH BEND, Ind. The South Bend police officer accused of switching price tags at Walmart turned himself in at the St. Joseph County Jail Thursday Morning. Brandon Jones, 33,

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It's Repair Day: No One Should Be Punished for "Contempt of Business Model" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Repair is one of the secret keys to a better life. Repairs keep our gadgets in use longer (saving our pocketbooks) and divert e-waste from landfills or toxic recycling processes (saving our planet). Repair is an engine of community prosperity: when you get your phone screen fixed at your corner repair shop, your money goes to a locally owned small business (my daughter and the phone screen guy's daughter go to the same school and he always tut-tuts over the state of my chipped and dented phone at parent-teacher nights).

Fixing stuff has deep roots in the American psyche, from the motorheads who rebuilt and souped-up their cars, to the farmers whose ingenuity wrung every last bit of value out of their heavy equipment, to the electronics tinkerers who are lionized today as some of the founders of Silicon Valley.

Repairs are amazing: they account for up to 4% of GDP, create local jobs (fix a ton of electronics and generate 200 jobs, send a ton of electronics to a dump to be dismantled and recycled and you create a measly 15 jobs, along with a mountain of toxic waste reuse is always greener than recycling), and they generate a stream of low-cost, refurbished devices and products that are within reach of low-income Americans.

The twenty-first century should be a golden age of repairs. A simple web-search can yield up instructions for fixing your stuff, a wealth of replacement-part options, and thriving communities of other people in the same boat as you, ready to brainstorm solutions when you hit a wall.

But instead, digital technology has been a godsend for big corporations that want to control how you use, fix, and replace your property.

One trick is to put small, inexpensive microprocessors on each part in a complex product -- everything from tractors to phones -- that force you to use the manufacturer's authorized parts and service technicians. Third-party parts may be functionally identical to the manufacturer's own parts (or even better!), but your device won't recognize them unless they have the manufacturer's "security" chip and its associated cryptographic authentication systems. Even if you put an original manufacturer's part in your devi...


Im Gesprch mit Harald Kautz-Vella: 5G und die Hintergrnde "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Mein ganz besonderer Dank gilt Harald Kautz-Vella, der so freundlich war seine Zeit, Wissen und Einsichten mit uns zu teilen. Time Loop Solution: juVenilum: Aquarius-Technologies:


If investors dump Saudi Arabia here is the worst case scenario that could develop "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

So many Wall Street CEOs and other titans of investing and industry have pulled out of next week's "Davos in the Desert" conference that even the Ritz-Carlton, owner of the Riyadh venue hosting the conference (as it did last year), has been slammed by human rights groups over its continued support for Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and his brutal regime. In perhaps the biggest blow to the conference's clout, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has opted not to attend, eve as President Trump has insisted that Saudi Arabia's story about the circumstances surrounding the (now confirmed) death of critical journalist (and former government insider) Jamal Khashoggi is "credible". To deflect blame away from MbS, the Saudi leadership has orchestrated a purge of the country's senior intelligence apparatus and arrested 18 other Saudi nationals for their "involvement" in orchestrating and carrying out the killing. And in the mother of all ironies, the royal family has tasked MbS with running...


Report: Israeli Cybersecurity Tools Used for Repression Abroad "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Israeli cybersecurity companies sold lucrative surveillance systems to countries that then committed human rights violations, according to a report by Haaretz published Friday. The programs were used to prosecute LGBT citizens, detain human rights activists and discriminate against Muslims, according to 100 sources in 15 countries.

Intelligence experts who previously served in the Israeli Defense Forces Unit 8200 went on to take new products to market, according to the report. A sprawling, lucrative, largely unregulated industry, based in the Tel Aviv neighborhood of Herzliya Pituah, sells to foreign governments that then use the products to spy on their citizens electronic communications.

One source who worked for the company Verint, which makes a range of surveillance products, in Latin America: There was one time that I was teaching people how to collect information from the social networks. Im working with the trainees and explaining things to them, when suddenly they ask me to run a check on [political] demonstrators. Just like that, in the middle of the training session.

Israeli equipment has been used to monitor dissidents in South Sudan, Nigeria and Colombia. It was also used to monitor social networks in Angola and Malaysia.

According to an anonymous source who works in the Israeli cybersecurity field:

Even when limitations are placed over the capabilities of the computer programs, the companies dont know who they will be used against. Everyone in this field knows that we are manufacturing systems that invade peoples lives and violate their most basic rights. Its a weapon like selling a pistol. The thing is that in this industry, people think about the technological challenges, not about the implications. I want to believe that the Defense Ministry supervises exports in the right way.

I cant constrict my clients capabilities, another Israeli cybersecurity expert said. You cant sell someone a Mercedes and tell him not to drive faster than 100 kilometers an hour. The truth is that the Israeli companies dont know what use will be made of the systems they sell.



FreeBSD 12.0 Now Available In Beta Form "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

After a series of alpha releases, FreeBSD 12.0 Beta 1 was issued today to help encourage testing ahead of this operating system update due out in early December...


Fairfax County Deputy Charged With Sexual Assault of Inmate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A former Fairfax County Sheriffs Office deputy is facing charges for sexual assault of a jail inmate. Keith Washington, 47, of Stafford, was charged Tuesday with one count of carnal

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Farrar follows my lead and calls for a truce, pity is the party appears to want to destroy itself "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The other day I suggested a truce, or the intervention of a third party to sort out the mess inside National. Quote: National would be wise to get someone to broker a peace treaty with him before they lose most of their front bench. End quote. Now David Farrar has suggested the same thing: Quote: National [] The post Farrar follows my lead and calls for a truce, pity is the party appears to want to destroy itself appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


History can be dangerous but historians can find paths to truth "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A-lie-gets-halfway-around-the-worldCHRIS OVERLAND

ADELAIDE - Reader Martin Auld has expressed the view that history is written to legitimise those in power and he has concluded that history can be dangerous.

In arguing this, Martin is echoing the words of George Orwell in his novel '1984' where he wrote that who controls the past controls the future.

In the novel, the ruling regime was constantly revising history to meet its current needs, even to the extent of fabricating new historic records to erase inconvenient truths or falsehoods and replace them with new facts that met its political needs.

As Orwell foresaw, we now live in an era where distinguishing between truth and falsehood has become very difficult at times. Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are but two examples of leaders who routinely lie to their constituencies.

However, this behaviour is hardly a recent development. Political, business and religious leaders long ago discovered that they often can achieve their ends by using a combination of evasion, half-truths and, sometimes, telling the most egregious and self-serving lies.

For example, Julius Caesars account of the Gallic Wars was primarily written to raise his prestige in Rome and so the facts and their interpretation as related in that work are regarded by historians as suspect, at least to some degree.

Later on, English rulers like Henry VIII and his daughter Elizabeth I became very artful in presenting fiction as fact so as to cultivate an entirely misleading image of themselves and the Plantagenet dynasty to their contemporaries and to history.

William Shakespeare and many others then proceeded to burnish the reputation and image of the Plantagenets based upon sometimes entirely false notions of their actions and motivations.

It is said that when Winston Churchill was asked how he thought history would treat him, he said it should treat him very well. When asked why he was so confident that this would be the case, Churchill responded, Because I shall write it.

It is pertinent to note that Churchill also famously said that a lie gets half way around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on, so he knew that when it came to writing history the advantage lay with the person who got in first.

Churchills subsequent book...


Heres an easy way to improve gut health: Eat more cherries "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Heres an easy way to improve gut health: Eat more cherries

(Natural News) Adding more tart cherries to your diet is an effective way to improve gut health, according to a study published in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. In the study, researchers examined the effect of tart cherry concentrate on gut bacteria using both laboratory testing and clinical trials. Earlier research has shown that polyphenols



Report: Saudis Groomed Twitter Employee To Spy on Dissidents "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Report: Saudis Groomed Twitter Employee To Spy on Dissidents

Social media giant happy to do bidding of governments looking to silence criticism.

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Syrian victims of the GandCrab ransomware can decrypt their files for free "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The developers of the GandCrab ransomware have released the decryption keys for all Syrian victims in an underground cybercrime forum.

The authors of the infamous GandCrab ransomware have released the decryption keys for all Syrian victims in an underground cybercrime forum.

gandcrab ransomware post underground

Gandcrab developers post Source Bleeping Computer

The crooks decided to release the decryption keys after a Syrian Twitter user published a harrowing message asking for help after photos of his deceased children were encrypted by the ransomware.

The GandCrab developers explained that it was not their intention to infect Syrian users, their message on the hacking forum includes a link to a zip file containing the decryption keys for Syrian victims.

This zip file contains the readme.txt in Russian language and SY_keys.txt files.  The readme.txt file contains information on how the key file is organized a...


President Trump MAGA Rally, Elko Nevada 2:00pm EST Livestream "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President Trump hosts a rare Saturday afternoon rally in Elko, Nevada on the states first day of early voting for the upcoming midterm elections. RSBN Livestream Link Fox News Livestream Link Alternate Livestream Link .


Hundreds rally in Berlin to support the Black Monday movement in... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hundreds rally in Berlin to support the Black Monday movement in Poland which struggles against the recent anti-abortion law by the Polish government. 10/03/2016.
#berlin #poland #polen #czarnyprotest #blackmonday #women #feminism #abortion #pis #church #rally #demonstration #reportage #blackandwhite #photojournalism #documentary #photography #photo #streetsofberlin #berlineransichten #berlinstagram #photooftheday #latergram #schwarzweiss


The Geopolitics of Human Gene Editing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Geopolitics of Human Gene Editing Author: Ulson Gunnar  Journal-NEO A cursory warning was left by renowned physics professor Stephen Hawking regarding a future where a race of superhumans, manipulating their DNA, would taking control of their own evolution. The warning...

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Who leaked, and was there an accomplice? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It appears that most people assume that Jami-Lee Ross is lying when he denies the leak of Simon Bridges expenses that set off the spiralling saga that resulted in chaos this week. What if Ross is right about this (he has misled and lied about other things)? It would be hard to imagine that there []


Dick Durbin Eviscerates Trump Claims Of Democratic Mobs With Just 3 Words "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sen. Dick Durbin just got real.

In an interview with CNNs Jake Tapper, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) had some choice words for Pres. Donald Trump after Trump, during a rally in Montana Friday night, audaciously called Democrats a mob after praising a body-slamming GOP congressman.

Here we have a situation where the president goes to Montana and praises again a Republican congressman for body-slamming a reporter, and were supposed to be the mob? Give me a break, Durbin said in an interview with CNN.

And with precisely three words, Durbin completely shut down Trumps arguments: Lock Her Up.

Durbin pointed out that Trump rallies (which are actual mobs) particularly verbally assault women.

I listened to the presidents plea at these rallies, and rallies are kind of standard fare as we get close to an election. I cant believe this mob rule charge. I have three words for the president. Lock her up. Rally after rally, his supporters are out there screaming lock her up, every time he mentions a Democrat, particularly if its a Democratic woman. And here we have a situation where the president goes to Montana and praises, again, a Republican congressman for body-slamming a reporter and were supposed to be the mob? Give me a break.

Durbin is referencing Trumps praise of GOP Rep. Greg Gianfortes body slamming of a reporter in 2017. Trump praised Gianforte with Any guy who can do a body slam is my kind of guy.

Trump correctly said that the violence actually helped Gianforte in Montana.

And he was way up, and he was up, and this was like the day of the election or just before, and I said, Oh, this is terrible, he is going to lose the election, and then I said, Well, wait a minute, I know Montana pretty well, I think it might help him. And it did....


Mainstream media finally admit it: Migrant wave seeks US jobs after Trump ended 'zero tolerance' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The growing surge of Central American job-seeking migrants began after President Donald Trump reluctantly canceled his May-to-June policy of zero-tolerance for the migrants who bring children to the border, according to establishment media outlets. "The number of migrant parents entering the United States with children has surged to record levels in the three months since President Trump ended family separations at the border," the Washington Post reported Oct. 17. "Another big wave of migrants from Central America has arrived since late June, when President Trump halted the practice of separating migrant families detained at the border," said an Oct. 18 report in the New York Times. "Migrant arrests declined in May, June and July, but have escalated sharply since the president halted the separations."


This Puppy Sized Spider Is the Stuff that Nightmares Are Made Of "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Depending on whether you like spiders or not, the idea of a small puppy or kitten sized one might either delight you or make you almost shit yourself. Recently, photos of a large species of tarantula have been circulating again and the internet has been having a field day.

The images circulating are photos taken by Piotr Naskrecki a wildlife photographer. He has several degrees and is also an entomologist. He through his photographs hopes to promote appreciation and conservation of all kinds of invertebrate animals. While most dont realize it even huge spiders have their place and purposes in this world.

Piotrs about on his website states as follows:

Piotr is the author of over 30 scientific, peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, and his photographs and nature writing have been published in a number of national and international publications, including The Smithsonian Magazine, Natural History, National Wildlife, National Geographic, BBC Wildlife Magazine, BBC Knowledge, Terre Sauvage, Time magazine, Ranger Rick, and many others. His book The Smaller Majority (Harvard University Press 2005) illustrates a multitude of threats faced by invertebrate animals, whereas his most recent book Relics: Travels in Natures Time Machine (University of Chicago Press 2011) explores ancient organisms and ecosystems of the globe. Piotrs photography has been exhibited in numerous venues, including the American Museum of Natural History in New York, The Natural Museum in London, Harvard Museum of Natural History, Aquamarine Fukushima (Japan), and others.

Hopefully, that will give you a little insight as to where these images come from and why they exist. The species of tarantula in his photos is 100 percent real. It is known as the South American Goliath bird-eating tarantula. It is the largest spider in the world but not as big as some are making it out to be. They make noise as they walk and are quite scary, especially to those who dislike spiders.

While these images are from 2012-2014, they are still quite amazing. No, they are not photoshopped, this tarantula really is that huge.



Angry diners confront Republican Mitch McConnell and his wife at Kentucky restaurant "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A small group of angry diners confronted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at a restaurant Friday night, but were met with calls from other customers to leave the Kentucky Republican alone. Video obtained by TMZ shows at least one diner berating McConnell on issues such as Social Security at a restaurant in Louisville. The video starts with him yelling at McConnell and arguing with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao -- to whom McConnell is married. The outlet reported that four men first confronted McConnell. "Oh yeh, why don't you get out of here? Why don't you leave our entire country," the protester tells the couple. As Chao argues with the protester, McConnell appears nonplussed and sips on a drink. But other diners begin yelling at the protester, telling him to "leave him alone" and making shoo-ing gestures.


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

NEHAWU Demands Working Conditions and Job Security at HPCSA
18 October 2018

A NEHAWU delegation led by the General Secretary, Cde Zola Saphetha, had a members meeting yesterday at the HPCSA head office in Pretoria yesterday to listen to our members concerns. Firstly, workers are worried about the threat to job security that is looming because of the Business Process Re-Engineering [BPR] that is being unilaterally implemented by the employer. The movement of workers to new positions as part of the BPR has created confusion at Healthcare Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and has left workers muddled in terms of the new responsibilities they have to perform.

In the Education and Training section members submitted a memo to management to complain about the following:

BPR implementation process has left this unit confused, frustrated, miserable, exploited, unfairly treated and without a reliable leadership role to manage and to account.

Staff allocation and placements to a new division without being consulted on what is expected of them in terms of their clear duties and responsibilities with job descriptions.

Facilities Management, Health and Safety Management never come to observe and address the unit on the temporary office space that is small and congested in dealing with health and risk factors on daily basis for the past two [2] months.

Unclear job descriptions for the purpose of the division in-order to provide total administrative service to the Professional Boards Risk Management factors on confidential matters such as receipts of applications for examinations, internship programmes, examinations papers and scripts, including staff belongings as there are no lockable facilities or strong room.

In terms of the Performance Management and Development System Policy in the HPCSA, its objectives seek to establish a performance culture directly supporting the strategic objectives of HPCSA. NEHAWU has observed with dismay and shock a management process and function which happen to be a tool of their function under a policy of monitoring and evaluation in terms of Performance Management and Development System [PMDS].



Keeping Up Appearances S03 E06 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

lousy formatting, audio OK and best viewed full screen. In many ways the audio is the main attraction


Keeping Up Appearances is a British sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke. It aired on BBC One from 1990 to 1995. The central character is eccentric and snobbish middle class social climber Hyacinth Bucket(Patricia Routledge), who insists that her surname is pronounced Bouquet.[2]The sitcom follows Hyacinth in her attempts to prove her social superiority, and to gain standing with those she considers upper class. Her attempts are constantly hampered by her lower class extended family, whom she is desperate to hide. Much of the humour comes from the conflict between Hyacinths vision of herself, and the reality of her underclass background. In each episode, she lands in a farcical situation as she battles to protect her social credibility.

The show comprised five series and 44 episodes, four of which are Christmas specials. Production ended when star Patricia Routledge moved on to other projects


Daily crossword "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Quantum Computers Can Outperform Classical Computers Due to Fixed Circuit Depth "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

IBM finally proves that quantum systems are faster than classicals

In 1994, MIT professor of applied mathematics Peter Shor developed a groundbreaking quantum computing algorithm capable of factoring numbers (that is, finding the prime numbers for any integer N) using quantum computer technology. For the next decade, this algorithm provided a tantalizing glimpse at the potential prowess of quantum computing versus classical systems. However, researchers could never prove quantum would always be faster in this application or whether classical systems could overtake quantum if given a sufficiently robust algorithm of its own. That is, until now.

In a paper published Thursday in the journal Science, Dr. Sergey Bravyi and his team reveal that they've developed a mathematical proof which, in specific cases, illustrates the quantum algorithm's inherent computational advantages over classical.

[...] What's more, the proof shows that, in these cases, the quantum algorithm can solve the problem in a fixed number of steps, regardless of how many inputs are added. With a classical computer, the more inputs you add, the more steps it needs to take in order to solve. Such are the advantages of parallel processing.

There's now proof that quantum computers can outperform classical machines

In this paper, the researchers prove that a quantum computer with a fixed circuit depth is able to outperform a classical computer that's tackling the same problem because the classical computer will require the circuit depth to grow larger, while it can stay constant for the quantum computer.

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Blessings counted "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Today's Dateline London was presented by that nice Shaun Ley, and various voices from a tightly-chosen spectrum of opinion from the centre to the centre-left (the soggy left) discussed Saudi Arabia and Brexit.

They largely agreed about everything but, whilst being as like-minded as a murmuration of Brexit-loathing starlings in their negativity about Brexit, they unexpectedly disagreed over the effectiveness of a Second People's Vote about leaving the EU.

Thank Heaven for small mercies then! Shall I hire some celebratory trumpets?

UK: Church invites imam to deliver Eucharistic sermon "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

How wonderful and broad-minded! When is the mosque going to feature a Christian priest delivering the Friday khutba? He will no doubt be preaching about love, peace, reconciliation and tolerance, all of which would be laudable topics for an inter-faith lecture or post-worship meditation. Probably. But here are some Quran passages that he could preach []


Something or other "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I'm only guessing (given that I'm not watching the BBC News Channel today -  except for Dateline London) that The Lordly Adonis, Carole Catweazle and Alice de Campbell will only be pretending to be disappointed by the BBC as I'd place a very heavy bet that the BBC is presently giving the Second People's Vote march acres of coverage. 

My view (if you're interested) remains that unless 17.5 million people take part (i.e. more people than the 17.4 million who voted to leave the EU in 2016) such a march is worth diddly-squat (as someone at work says), other than as a lovely day out for a few hundred thousand people (the police say 120,000; the organisers claim 670,000).

At least this time no one at Woman's Hour has (so far) tweeted and then had to delete their support.


Will There Be A Second ATO in Zakarpattia? by Ruslan Ostashko "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Translated and captioned by Leo. Make sure to press CC for English captions.     A Ukrainian female journalist published a video capturing the movement of the Ukrainian Armed Forces


Saturday assorted links "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

1. QuantEcon is a NumFOCUS fiscally sponsored project dedicated to development and documentation of modern open source computational tools for economics, econometrics, and decision making.  Main link here.

2. Learning others political views reduces the ability to assess and use their expertise in nonpolitical domains.

3. The new American songbook? Thirty song selections.  (How did Oasis and Celine Dion get on this list?)

4. Are there eight main channels of innovation?

5. Nebraska school cook who served kangaroo meat chili loses job.

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How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If your subscription has not automatically renewed it may be because you hadnt ticked for it to automatically renew when you set it up because your credit card has expired because you have removed your credit card details from Paypal. because of insufficient funds If you want to update your credit card details click here. If [] The post How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Chicago: Muslim migrant used social media to recruit jihadis for the Islamic State "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The social media giants were apparently too busy blocking and shadowbanning conservatives to notice. Chicago man charged with using social media to recruit operatives for ISIS, by Sam Charles and Frank Main, Chicago Sun-Times, October 19, 2018 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): A Chicago computer engineer was in federal court Friday afternoon after being []


Intel Drop: Khashoggi and Some Very Nasty Truth "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor with Ian Greenhalgh, Jeff Smith and others Introduction by Gordon Duff There are no more governments, we have only chaos.  Democracy died when candidates began to be manufactured as products, sold like poison and government became little more than cheap carnival. None of us are protecting and defending any of []


F*cking Communist! Pelosi Cursed Out by Cuban-American Protesters For Campaigning with Fidel Castro-Loving Dem Donna Shalala (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Protesters cursed at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in Florida earlier this week as she walked into a campaign event for Democrat Congressional hopeful Donna Shalala in Coral Gables, reported the New York Post.

Democrat Donna Shalala praised Fidel Castro and fought sanctions against Venezuelas murderous dictatorial regime.

This angered the freedom-loving Cuban and Venezuelan Americans living in this district in Florida and they came out to protest this week.

The protesters, many of whom are of Cuban descent were screaming at Nancy Pelosi calling her a communist in both English and Spanish.

Pelosi didnt say a word as she entered the building whilst protesters screamed, F*ck Nancy Pelosi!

You dont belong here you f*cking communist f*ck! one protester yelled. F*ck you and your f*cking Democrats.

The crowd of protesters then began chanting, Socialism sucks! and pounded on the door.

VIDEO (language warning):

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WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Sues Ecuador For Violating His Rights "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Smooth move, suing the country that is giving him sanctuary. Via Sky News: Julian Assange is launching legal action against Ecuador, accusing its government of violating his fundamental rights and freedoms. It comes after Ecuador cut off communications for Mr Assange, who has been living inside the countrys London embassy for more than six years. []


Saudi Account of Khashoggi Killing Is Widely Denounced "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

ISTANBULTurkey will never allow a cover-up of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabias consulate in Istanbul, a senior official in Turkeys ruling party said Saturday, reflecting international skepticism over the Saudi account that the writer died during a fistfight.

The comment was one of many critical reactions to Saudi Arabias announcement of the writers violent death, indicating the kingdoms efforts to defuse a scandal that has gripped the world were falling short. U.S. President Donald Trump, however, was an exception. Asked whether he thought the Saudi explanation was credible, he replied: I do. I do.

Despite widespread outrage over the killing of the columnist for The Washington Post, it is unclear to what extent the top leadership of Saudi Arabia, a key U.S. ally and a powerful player in a volatile region, would be held accountable for what human rights activists describe as an extrajudicial killing by Saudi agents.

The only way to find out what happened would be through an international investigation led by a U.N.-appointed panel, the editorial board of The Washington Post said.

Saudi Arabia said 18 Saudi suspects were in custody and intelligence officials had been fired. But critics believe the complex scheme that led to Khashoggis death could not have occurred without the knowledge of Mohammed bin Salman, the 33-year-old crown prince whose early promises of sweeping reform are being eclipsed by concerns that he is an impulsive, even sinister figure.

The Saudi narrative of Khashoggis death, alleged to have occurred in a brawl following discussions with visiting officials in the consulate, contrasts with Turkish pro-government media reports that a Saudi hit squad, including an autopsy expert, traveled to Istanbul to kill Khashoggi and dispose of his body, which has not yet been found.

Its not possible for the Saudi administration to wiggle itself out of this crime if its confirmed, said Numan Kurtulmus, deputy head of Turkeys Justice and Development Party. He also said Turkey would share its evidence of Khashoggis killing with the world and that a conclusive result of the investigation is close.

Another Turkish ruling party official also criticized Saudi Arabia, saying the kingdom should have given its explanation before the situation reached this point.

The o...


PBS/BBC: Peoples Century #8/26 1930 Sporting Fever "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Peoples Century is a television documentary series examining the 20th century. It was a joint production of the BBC in the United Kingdom and PBS member station WGBH Boston in the United States. The series was first shown on BBC in the 1995, 1996 and 1997 television seasons before being shown elsewhere in the world and before being broadcast in the USA in 1998.

The 26 one-hour episodes examined the socio-economic, political, and cultural movements that shaped the 20th century. The series represented a departure from documentaries that present history through recounting the actions of great men; Peoples Century considers the century from the perspective of common people. Most of those interviewed were ordinary men and women who closely witnessed various events and who give personal accounts of the manner in which the developments and disruptions of the 20th century affected their lives.

The opening credits depict various images from the century, accompanied with a theme music score by Zbigniew Preisner. The documentary won an International Emmy Award, among others.


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.

When youre alone you dont do much laughing P.G. Wodehouse



Whaleoil general debate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Good morning, welcome to our daily Whaleoil General Debate. Our evening General debate is called Backchat and will start at 6 pm On General debate, you are encouraged as a commenter to share your own stories, discuss other news, bring NEW news, catch up with friends or make new friends with other commenters. To participate youll [] The post Whaleoil general debate appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Pacific not cash-hungry; it wants action on climate change "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Environment Minister Melissa Price (Lucas Koch)
Australian environment minister Melissa Price

KATERINA TEAIWA | The Conversation

CANBERRA Australias environment minister Melissa Price was trending on Twitter last week and not for any good environmental reasons.

Price was introduced to the former president of Kiribati, Anote Tong, during a dinner at a Canberra restaurant hosted by Labor Senator Pat Dodson. Tong has brought global attention to his country because of the existential challenges it faces from climate change and rising sea levels.

According to Dodson, Price made what many have deemed an insulting comment to Tong:

I know why youre here. Its for the cash. For the Pacific its always about the cash. I have my chequebook here. How much do you want?

My response on Twitter was that in Kiribati, its rude to call out bad behaviour in public.

Maybe Price thought she was making a good Aussie joke. Or maybe shed observed other members of her party laughing at the expense of the Pacific and wanted to crack one like the rest of the boys.

Former Kiribati president Anote Tong...

US-backed Syria offensive kills 35 Islamic State militants "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Syrian Democratic Forces launched coalition-backed offensive against IS-held pocket in Euphrates Valley last month


US aircraft carrier enters Arctic Circle for the first time in nearly three decades, Russia considers military buildup dangerous "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A US aircraft carrier strike group has entered the Arctic to join a massive NATO naval drill close to Russian border for the first time since the end of the Cold War. Nuclear-powered carrier USS 'Harry S. Truman' will operate in the Norwegian Sea to display "the flexibility and toughness"of US forces, the Navy stated on Friday. A ship of its type hasn't conducted voyages into Arctic waters since 1991, and hasn't shown up near Norwegian shores since 1987. The carrier group will perform a wide array of training exercises, including takeoffs and landings in severe northern weather conditions, the carrier's commanding officer, Captain Nick Dienna, explained. "It has been over three decades since carrier aviation has been tested by this environment."


Boyfriend of Kerch shooter victim breaks his spine after leaping from a window in suicide attempt "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hours after his girlfriend, injured by the Kerch shooter's nail bomb, died en-route to a Moscow hospital, Armen Badalyan jumped out of an apartment block window. He did not die but is likely to suffer life-changing injuries. Classmates said that 17-year-old student and aspiring model Viktoria Demchuk was one of the most popular girls in the entire Kerch polytechnic college. When her fellow student Vladislav Roslyakov set off an improvised bomb in the canteen on Wednesday morning, she was near the epicenter of the blast Viktoria was delivered to the local hospital, where by her side stayed Badalyan, 19 year-old former football trainee. She had suffered devastating injuries, and doctors decided to amputate her leg.


The Coming Inflation Threat: The Worst Of Both Worlds "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Coming Inflation Threat: The Worst Of Both Worlds

Inflation is a funny thing: we feel it virtually every day, but were told it doesnt existthe official inflation rate is around 2.5% over the past few years, a little higher when energy prices are going up and a little lower when energy prices are going down.

Historically, 2.5% is about as low as inflation gets in a mass-consumption economy t like the U.S. that depends on the constant expansion of credit.

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8 Obvious-But-Overlooked Ways Our Grandparents Survived Tough Times "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

8 Obvious-But-Overlooked Ways Our Grandparents Survived Tough Times by: Kathy Bernier  Off the Grid News Hard times are nothing new. They have come and gone throughout the centuries, and people have dealt with difficulties as best they can. Amid catastrophic weather,...

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Khashoggi died in consulate fight, says Saudi Arabia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

__________ The Irish Times Khashoggi died in consulate fight, says Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia said on Saturday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate Riyadhs first acknowledgement of his death after two weeks of denials that it was involved in his disappearance. Saudi King Salman dismissed five officials over []


Saudis groomed Twitter employee to spy on accounts of dissidents: report "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Saudi Arabia is suspected of having groomed a Saudi employee at Twitter to help the country's leadership by spying on the accounts of dissidents, according to a new report.The New York Times reported Saturday that Western officials...


Australia: Imam says If you dont want a person to invade your privacy sexually, you dont put yourself out there "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nassim Abdi, who is a cleric with the Australian Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jammah Association, says he doesnt justify abuse, but preaches that it is the womans fault if she puts herself out there and gets abused. He also says it is the mens fault for not following Sharia and allowing women to put themselves out []


"Male Energy," Authoritarian Whiteness and Creeping Fascism in the Age of Trump "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As the dangerously declining superpower that is the United States moves at an accelerating pace, under Trump, into a period that deserves to be called at least pre-fascism, it is an even better time than usual to heed George Santyana's warning: "Those who cannot learn from the past are doomed to repeat it."


Saudis give official explanation in Khashoggi death: Self-defense by bone saw "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a "fight" with individuals inside the Saudi consulate in Turkey, Saudi authorities said after nearly two weeks of speculation. A senior Saudi intelligence official was fired over the incident. Khashoggi lived in Turkey and was last seen entering the consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago. The Turkish government almost immediately accused the Saudi authorities of killing the journalist, which Riyadh denied. On Saturday, however, a Saudi prosecutor announced on state television that an investigation into Khashoggi's disappearance confirmed he was dead. An argument between Khashoggi and men who met him inside the consulate on October 2 escalated into "a fistfight that led to his death," the prosecutor said, adding that the men then tried to cover it up. "The Kingdom expresses its deep regret at the painful developments that have taken place," the prosecutor's statement adds.


Tasting event for Wines from the Aegean at Zappeio, Oct 21 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Wine producers from the Aegean islands will present their wines to a wide audience of wine lovers and professional in downtown Athens on Sunday, October 21, 2018. Organizers of the wine tasting event are the regions of North and South Aegean and regional wineries. Visitors will have the possibility to taste wines from 30 wineries

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Development Release: GhostBSD 18.10 RC1 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The GhostBSD project develops a user-friendly, desktop-oriented flavour of the FreeBSD family. Past versions of the operating system were based on FreeBSD, but the project's new release candidate, GhostBSD 18.10 RC1, is based on TrueOS. "This first release candidate of GhostBSD 18.10 is the first official release of....


The Winter Transition is Imminent "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It is like falling off a meteorological cliff.  And it happens every year.   The transition to winter weather in the Pacific.

It is a real meteorological curiosity.   Our Septembers are marvelous, and the first two weeks of October are often splendid, with low clouds in the morning and lots of sun in the afternoon.  The trees turn flaming colors and our sunsets are often magnificent.    A view above the fog yesterday, supplied by Greg Johnson of Skunk Bay Weather takes your breath away (below).  We are living in Paradise.

But then, generally in the third week of October, a meteorological switch is pulled and the weather changes.  The storm track, which had been happy to savage southern Alaska, moves southward into our region, shifted by the development of a broad area of low pressure over the Gulf of Alaska.   Rain and clouds move into the Pacific Northwest, 60s and 70s become fond memories, and Northwest residents hunker down for roughly four months of moisture and inadequate sun.

It is the price we pay for the bounty of water that gives us massive hydropower, great agricultural productivity, our fisheries, and more.  It is also protection from a major northward onslaught of Californians.

This morning is a typical mid-October day, with low clouds over the lower elevations but bright sunshine aloft (see the  9 AM visible satellite image Saturday morning).  If you want sun now, get above roughly 1500 ft or head eastward.  Sun should reach the lowlands later today.

Our nice fall weather will end later on Tuesday, as the circulation over the Pacific moves towards its winter arrangement.  One way to see this transition is from a very nice graphic found in the Seattle RainWatch website that shows the precipitation forecasts from the  NAEFS ensemble prediction system for S...


Faces of the day "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The biggest group of Mori MPs in a government in NZs history. And not one had the courage to represent Maori and stop the destruction of schools that are working so well for our rangatahi. -Save Our Schools The post Faces of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


The Geopolitical Implications Of The Khashoggi Murder "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Is Washington bluffing, or is the geopolitical equation in the Middle East about to be upended? This week Donald Trump threatened Saudi Arabia with very severe consequences in response to the alleged murder and dismemberment of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Vice president Mike Pence reinforced this threat, and senator Linsey Graham took it a step farther by directly []

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From #HambacherForst to the Bosnian/Croatian border: A logical step "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In the past weeks I reported a lot about Hambacher Forest. The struggle against RWEs open pit mine is important, climate change is already taking its toll. On Monday I returned to Velika Kladua at the Bosnian side of the Bosnian/Croatian border. Apart from people that are fleeing for war and persecution, more and more people are also forced to leave their villages and cities because of climate change.

Published by Enough is Enough. Written by Riot Turtle.

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.

I travelled with the Cars of Hope collective to Bosnia again to renovate a container that will be used as a first aid station after its finished. The police violence at the Croatian side of the border is still taking place on a daily basis. Until now people are often treated in the open air, but its getting colder now and Bosnian winters are hard winters. 

We formed a great team with activists of our collective and refugees in Kladua. Many people support the project and so we were able to finance building material from d...


Dianne Robbins -- Messages from the Hollow Earth: Library of Porthologos "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Library of Porthologos Is in a Huge, Carved-Out Cavity

The Library of Porthologos is vast and round, situated within the inside of the Hollow Earth cavity. We are in a huge, carved-out cavity. We are not out in the open as you might imagine. Mother Earth keeps her inner grounds pristine by providing living space within her interior body and not out in the open spaces.

Our inner caverns are perfectly suited to our living style and when we want to swim in the oceans or climb the mountains, it is but a short trip to the center of the Hollow Earth cavity in our electromagnetic vehicles that levitate through the vast tunnel system in just minutes of your time. You will all experience this soon, as the time of our emergence will bring us to you and we will escort you to our homes within the Earth. All is lit up in the softest and clearest of light, and the temperatures are perfectly suited to our health and strength.

All our lives weve waited for this moment to connect with you on the surface, and now it is here. Our hearts are brimming over with love for all our lost brothers and sisters, and we yearn to connect to each and every one of you again. Our hearts are one.

Our Haven Underground

There are so many Catharians gathered around me, Mikos, as I dictate this message to you. We are out on the grounds that surround the great Library of Porthologos. We are sitting on grass that is as soft as a cushion, breathing in the fragrant, oxygen-filled air that keeps us eternally young and vibrant. This pure air is nectar to our lungs, and keeps our bodies free from disease.

The oxygen on the surface has reached such low levels that you are being oxygen starved, which opens the way for pathogens to invade your body. We, here in the Hollow Earth, breathe clean, pure air, and drink the purest of water, which is still as pure as the day Earth was created.

We are so fortun...


CNNs Chris Cuomo Humiliates Cory Lewandowski After He Refuses To Admit That Trump Was Wrong (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Cuomo repeatedly pushed Lewandowski to just admit that Trump was wrong when he praised a Congressman who bodyslammed a reporter. But Lewandowski absolutely refused. And every time he did Cuomo made him look like a bigger and bigger fool.

On Friday night former Trump campaign manager Cory Lewandowski made an appearance on CNN with Chris Cuomo. And the interview quickly went off the rails when Lewandowski absolutely refused to admit that Trump was ever wrong.

Cuomo and Lewandowski were sparring over comments that Trump made at a campaign rally this week when he praised Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte for bodyslamming a reporter. Gianforte was convicted for that crime. But to Trump he is a hero because he beat up a member of the press.

Trumps comments were particularly egregious because they came just days after Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered by the Saudis.

Why lionize him in front of the crowd, why say hes your guy? Cuomo asked Lewandowski. Nobody on the left has said anything like that? Why would the president?

Well, Chris, I think the rhetoric as it comes to this is just, again its way too high, Lewandowski replied.

His is way too high. Call his out, Corey, Cuomo pushed.

Chris, its Chris, its going to be on both sides, Lewandowski said before he went after Eric Holder.

But I want to hear you say that what Trump said was wrong! Cuomo pressed further.

What Im saying is both sides are wrong, Lewandowski whined.

This back and forth went on for several minutes. The more Cuomo pushed him to just admit that Trump was wrong the more foolish Lewandowski looked as he squirmed and tap danced around.


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China plans to launch artificial moon to replace street lights "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

China to replace street lights with its own artificial moon by 2020

Chinese scientists are planning to launch an artificial or man-made moon into orbit by 2020 to illuminate city streets after dark and lower electricity costs in urban areas.

Chengdu, the capital of Chinas southwestern Sichuan province, is developing an illumination satellite that will have a reflective coating to cast sunlight back to Earth, according to a report in China Daily. The satellite will be about 500 km (310 miles) above the Earth, compared to the moons 380,000 km (236,000 miles). These satellites will be eight times brighter than Earths moon and will supplement streetlights at night in the city of Chengdu.

However, the streetlights wouldnt light up the entire night sky, Wu Chunfeng, head of Tianfu New District System Science Research Institute in Chengdu, told in an interview with China Daily. Its expected brightness, in the eyes of humans, is around one-fifth of normal streetlights, added Wu. It could also help in emergency services during blackouts and natural disasters, he added.

According to Wu, an estimated 1.2 billion yuan ($170 million) could be saved annually in electricity costs for Chengdu, if the man-made moons illuminate an area of 50 square kilometers.

If the experimental project proves successful, Chinas artificial moon may be joined by three more moons around the country in 2022. The first moon will be mostly experimental, but the three moons in 2022 will be the real deal with great civic and commercial potential, Wu said.

However, much more testing needs to be done, Wu said, to ensure the plan is feasible and will not have a harmful effect on the natural environment.

We will only conduct our tests in an uninhabited desert, so our light beams will not interfere with any people or Earth-based space observation equipment, he told the Daily.

Chengdus artificial moon project was announced by Wu at an innovation and entrepreneurship conference in Chengdu on October 10. The first man-made moon will launch from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan.

This is not the first time that a country is trying to beam sunlight back to Earth. In the 1990s, Russian scientists carried out an experimental project called Znamya or Banner that used giant mirrors to reflect light from space. However, the mirror failed to unfold in space and the experiment was halted.

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FIRE-EARTH Q&A Session 102002 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Fmr Obama advisor Ben Rhodes finally acknowledges 'we were wrong' to support Saudi war in Yemen - too little, too late "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ben Rhodes, the foreign policy wunderkind under President Obama, recently published a book on foreign policy with the bracing-realist title, The World As It Is and hardly mentioned U.S. support for the war on Yemen, leaving out mass starvation, war crimes, even Saudi Arabia. Rhodes's three Yemen references were all to al Qaeda's presence. Then two weeks ago the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and is now presumed murdered, and like so many others in the foreign policy establishment, Rhodes has taken the opportunity to attack Donald Trump's embrace of Saudi Arabia in a piece in the Atlantic titled, "The Abandonment of American Leadership," (October 12).


A fable: Kerenga the faithless chief of the southern end "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The late cartoonist Bob Brown was as interested in ethics as the author this fable, Jimmy Awagl


KUNDIAWA - The sun was about to walk out of sight over the horizon in the western sky as, accompanied by his comrades and cronies Kerenga the chief strolled towards the coffee shop.

As they entered, Kerenga looked into their eyes with a guilty smile. Hed come up with a brilliant idea to steal a valuable asset from a local farmer.

The fish farmer owned many fishponds which produced world class red emperors and earned big money.

Kerenga told his peers that they would confiscate property without the consent of the owner.

Gentlemen, be bold and confident that we will serve our personal interest.

This could be a brilliant concept, said the albino, so what is your notion?

Gentlemen, the owner is busy constructing a new pond over the range. While he is there we will draw down his huge red emperors for ourselves, Kerenga said, giving a brilliant smile.

By the next day, the arrangements and logistics were organised and the group set their course for the pond.

The owner believed no one would think of netting fish from an old pond covered with weeds and waterlilies. No-one but wily chief Kerenga, who knew all about the red emperors and their value.

So Kerenga and his cronies threw a simple net into the fishpond and drew out the red emperors. Some he would share with the group but, as chief instigator, he had also invited a reputable friend from the north to dine on the precious fish.

His friend from the north had done nothing to deserve such a meal since he was used to good living, but he was willing to receive hospitality from a chief of a poor village in the south.

The dinner was nicely prepared and the prominent guest arrived on time. The fragrance of the meal dominated the air. The guest sat comfortably in the dining room where he was warmly welcomed by Kerenga.

Im humbled and honoured to receive you to dine with me and my family. If I have something big I would have done somet...


Marchers Clog Streets of London to Demand New Brexit Vote "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

LONDONHundreds of thousands of protesters opposed to Britains impending exit from the European Union marched through central London on Saturday, demanding a new referendum and to have a say on the governments final Brexit deal with the EU.

Organizers say another public vote is needed because new facts have come out about the costs and complexity of Britains exit from the bloc since voters chose to leave in 2016.

They estimated that some 700,000 people took part Saturday in the Peoples Vote March, which saw 150 buses of marchers pour into the British capital from all across the country. Police did not provide an attendance estimate.

Whats clear is that the only options on the table now from the prime minister are a bad Brexit deal, or no deal whatsoever, London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who joined the march, told the BBC. Thats a million miles away from what was promised 2 1/2 years ago.

Khan said Saturdays protest was a march for the future for young Britons, including those who were too young to vote in Britains 2016 Brexit referendum, when those who favored leaving the EU won narrowly by 52 percent.

The mayor, from the opposition Labour Party, has previously backed mounting calls for a fresh referendum so the public can have a say on whether they accept Prime Minister Theresa Mays Brexit deal or choose to stay in the EU.

May, the leader of Britains Conservatives, has ruled out another public vote on the subject.

That didnt stop the crowds on Saturday from demanding one. Among them was Lord of the Rings actor Andy Serkis, who marched with his son and wife. Serkis said he believes there should be a second referendum now that people are more informed.

Britain is scheduled to leave the EU on March 29, but negotiations over the divorce have been plagued by disagreements, particularly over the future border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. It will be the U.K.s only land border with the EU after Brexit, for Ireland is part of the EU and Northern Ireland is part of the U.K.

One of the great accomplishments of the 1998 peace deal that ended decades of violence in Northern Ireland was to dismantle the police and military presence at the border with Ireland. Many on both sides do not want a hard border again.

There are also growing fears of a no-deal British exit, which could create chaos at the borders and in the EU and the British economies.

May, speaking at an inconclusive EU summit in Brussels this week, said she would consider extending a proposed 21-month post-Brexit transition period for the U.K one that could keep Britain aligned to EU rules for more than two years after its March departure.

The EU has said extending that p...


The Midterms Are All About Two Things: Trump And Healthcare "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Will people vote against this? Or to protect healthcare?

Unless the polls are all wrong, the 2 things that will be on the top of most voters' minds when they cast their ballots-- and millions are already doing so in an unprecedented rush to cast ballot early-- are Seor Trumpanzee and on healthcare. Thursday Kaiser released their new poll and yesterday the Associated Press put theirs out. Neither had any good news for the GOP. Both polls indicated that Trump is the top motivator for voters, that Trump's disapproval numbers are sky-high and climbing and that voters want to hand congressional leadership over to the Democrats and plan to vote against their own local Republican candidates. First the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation findings:
30% of voters (the highest percentage) said health care was their #1 issue (immigration was half that)
83% said which party controls Congress is a motivating factor
Support for candidates who want to maintain protections for pre-existing conditions is off the charts
By double-digit numbers, voters trust the Democrats more than Republicans to deal with healthcare-- from improving rural healthcare and dealing with the opioid epidemic to reducing healthcare costs and maintai...


Catholic abuse issue festers on with more insiders speaking up "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Even the official Catholic line is for a significant change in approach to world-wide scandals of abuse that have been swept under the church gowns for decades. Card Cupich: Im hopeful for the February meeting about #abuse called by the #Pope with Presidents of Bishops Conferences. Im hoping for meaningful results. We must involve lay []


Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The word for today is ingratiate (verb) To bring (oneself, for example) into the favour or good graces of another, especially by deliberate effort. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : 17th-century English speakers combined the Latin noun gratia, meaning grace or favor, with the English prefix in- to create the verb ingratiate. When [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


(Video) Retired US Air Force Navigator talks about Flat Earth "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Published on Jan 20, 2016

The Flat Earth awakening is the biggest story to hit this world in Millennia. I am humble to be just a part of this massive force of truth, one that's going to change the world and how you live forever. This new site is dedicated to everything that is real and true about the place where you live, a place that has until now, been hidden from you. Join me in rediscovering the awesome power and potential of our civilization. Together we can take back the secrets and knowledge, and become great again.


'Your husband should rot in the grave': NYPD-hating liberal verbally abuses 9/11 widow "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Twitter has erupted over a video showing an Antifa protester telling a 9/11 widow in an NYPD hat that her husband should "rot in the grave." The abuse happened in Portland, Oregon, when left-wingers clashed with pro-Trump groups. The video, which has been doing the rounds on Twitter for the past few days, shows the Antifa protester picking a fight with a woman at a crosswalk. "Why are you trying to block me? I'm f**king trying to walk here," he tells the woman, who is wearing a USA t-shirt and an NYPD hat.


Justice Department Charges Russian With Interfering In Midterms "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Via NRO: Media sows division daily. The Justice Department charged a Russian national on Friday with conspiring to interfere in Americas midterm elections. Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova, 44, is charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States in the first criminal case to confront Russian efforts to interfere in the upcoming elections. Khusyaynova, who is not []


Daily proverb "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Proverbs 21 26 Some people are always greedy for more, but the godly love to give! The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


The Crystal (Testing) Method "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It used to be any good electronics experimenter had a bag full of crystals because you never knew what frequency you might need. These days, you are likely to have far fewer because you usually just need one reference frequency and derive all the other frequencies from it. But how can you test a crystal? As [Mousa] points out in a recent video, you cant test it with a multimeter.

His approach is simple: Monitor a function generator with an oscilloscope, but put the crystal under test in series. Then you move the frequency along until you see the voltage on the oscilloscope peak. That frequency should match the crystals operating frequency.

It is interesting that because of the resonance of the crystal, the voltage on the scope can be much higher than the input voltage from the signal generator. This is a simple test, but effective. Of course, you could also have a little oscillator and see what the crystal does in a real circuit.

Weve tested crystals before with a network analyzer and we even made a video that shows essentially the same test [Mousa] uses, although it was on an LC circuit, not a crystal. You do need to be careful you arent operating the crystal in an overtone mode by accident, although presumably if it works on a harmonic, it should work on the fundamental frequency, too. Weve also seen crystal testing and classification done with a software defined radio.


The Story of Hinge & Bracket "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

How Hinge & Bracket were born

Saw them live sometime in the 1970s in a West  End show they were starring in. They were superb, very clever and very funny. Just love their work.


Too bad, so sad: Libtard Lena Dunhams feminist Lenny Letter shuts down "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As far as Im concerned, the less we have to hear from this womyn the better. From Hollywood Reporter: Another joint venture from Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner has come to an end, as the Girls showrunners are going in Continue reading


Casual Observation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Steve King is as racist as they come, but he'll probably get reelected because at least he isn't a Democrat. The people of Iowa's 4th District should be ashamed. Many of them have grandparents or parents who fought Nazis in World War Two. Some of them even died in the effort. And they don't care about electing a Nazi sympathizer to represent them in Congress.



Will Democrats' Big Fundraising Translate to Votes? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nate Silver is struggling to understand what it portends that the Democrats have accumulated an unprecedented money advantage in terms of candidate fundraising. Hes worried that his election forecast may be off, and not necessarily by underestimating the Democrats chances in the midterms.

Its obviously not a bad thing for Democrats to be well-funded but the question is whether thats being factored too heavily into the forecasts. Republicans have a lot of outside groups contributing generously to candidates who dont have a ton of money to spend themselves, so its not safe to assume that Republicans who dont have a lot of cash on hand are necessarily going to be that badly outspent.

The fact that money is flooding Democrats coffers certainly indicates a high level of engagement on the left, but its not really showing up in other measurements. When you compare likely-voter versus registered-voter polls, theres no indication that either party should expect a significant advantage in turnout.

Silver speculates that new online fundraising tools and better fundraising pitches could be making it a lot easier to raise money without it really saying a lot about the quality of candidates or their campaigns, and that could easily lead to the money metric being overvalued in his forecast model.

One thing Silver doesnt really get into is how this money might be spent down the home stretch. Hes more focused on what the numbers mean right now. Does it mean that the Democrats are more motivated than the polls suggest? Does it mean that hes tweaking the polls in the wrong direction? Perhaps hes overrating the incumbency advantage in a cycle where loads of Republican incumbents have a financial disadvantage.

But another question he might ask is a little different. Rather than focusing on whether the polls are right or wrong at the moment or whether his model is making the right adjustments based on fundamentals, perhaps he should be open to the possibility that the surge has not yet fully developed. In this scenario, the Democrats will close very strong and outperform this weeks polls precisely because they have more money to spend in the homestretch. They dont have to choose between advertisements and field work, for example, but can do plenty of both.

Its well established that incumbents have a big innate advantage in elections, but we have to wonder how that typically manifests itself. Usually, it means that they have an easy time raising money, that they dont have to spend it raising their name recognition, that its difficult and expensive for challengers to redefine them, t...


Hung Parliament after Liberal seat loss in Australia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Things just got even tougher for the Liberals in Australia after they lost a by-election in the Wentworth electorate after ex-Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull exited Parliament. The Liberals had been clinging to a one seat majority, but Australia now has a hung Parliament. Independent Kerryn Phelps claims victory over Liberal candidate Dave Sharma []


Stray dog mauls man to death in Pakistan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A 40-year-old man was mauled to death by a stray dog in Uch Sharif on Friday. Rescue officials said Khuda Bakhsh, a resident of Meherabad, was passing through the area when a stray dog attacked him. As a result, he suffered severe injuries and was shifted to a hospital in the vicinity for treatment. However, he could not survive and succumbed to injuries.


Map Update: Military Situation In Syria And Iraq On October 20, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This map provides a general look at the military situation in Syria and Iraq on October 20, 2018. The key remaining hot points in Syria are the Euphrates Valley, the province of Idlib and the al-Safa pocket. In Iraq the situation is more stable. However, multiple ISIS cells still operate across the country. They pose a significant security threat to the areas liberated from ISIS near the Syrian-Iraqi border, near and inside the city of Mosul and even to the capital of Baghdad.

Map Update: Military Situation In Syria And Iraq On October 20, 2018

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ISIS Captures 700 Hostages Including US, EU Citizens "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

ISIS has captured 700 hostages, including US and European citizens, in Syria and is killing 10 people a day, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during the Valdai Discussion Clubs 15th Annual Meeting on October 18. He criticized US forces for this catastrophic failure adding that the terrorists have delivered ultimatums and made certain demands, threatening to []

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Putin: After a Nuclear Armageddon, Well Go to Heaven; Those Who Nuked Us Will Go to Hell "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Putin: After a Nuclear Armageddon, Well Go to Heaven; Those Who Nuked Us Will Go to Hell from Russia-Insider TDC Note I came to the conclusion, several months ago, a big part of the russia did it narrative is...

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South African farmers to visit Russia's Crimea to boost ties while faced with losing their land at home "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Farmers from South Africa will visit the Russian peninsula of Crimea to exchange experience in winemaking, as they face the possibility of losing their farms as part of their country's land reform. "I am sure it will be a rich experience for farmers in both countries. We in South Africa are always ready to share knowledge and secrets of production," said a CEO for South African agricultural industry association AgriSA Omri van Zyl in an interview with RIA Novosti. According to van Zyl, South African farmers are exploring opportunities to diversify markets and create partnerships, and Russia seems very promising in terms of future cooperation. "The Russian agricultural sector is very interesting to us, and we are also interested in the Russian market. We have products that you do not produce in Russia. For example, tropical fruits - mango, lychee, etc.


How Exit From The Matrix could change your life "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Jon Rappoport

October 20, 2018

Inside the psyche of the individual, something is going on. Something profound.

The creative impulse.

This is where the life blood of the soul lives.

Human beings chained to The Mechanical dont realize it. Theyre looking for the next resolution to the next problem.

The creative impulse cant be taken apart and separated into discrete elements. It cant be sliced and diced. It cant be made into an equation.

A person learns about his own creative impulse by acting on it. By creating.

This is far too simple for academics and professionals.

A revolution occurs when the individual throws off the shroud of consensus reality and creates what he truly wants to.

Life is never the same again.

The creative impulse carries with it just one imperative: CREATE.

Decide what to create and do it.

That isnt hard to understand.

When a person creates what he wants to, he establishes a new channel(s) of self-knowledge beyond words. He grasps an inner connection to the core of his being. He experiences it first-hand.

Time and time again, I have read writers who compose works about creativity. Inevitably, they come to a point where they add some extra piece: it is the really the universe that is giving a person permission to create; there is a field the individual taps into in order to create; there is a collective consciousness that is entered.

On and on it goes. Whereas, in fact, THE INDIVIDUAL CREATES. PERIOD.

There is no extra aspect that somehow determines and rules the creative impulse.

To create or not to create; that is the question.

That is the basic question which determines human psychology. If the answer is YES, you get one dynamic psychology. If the answer is NO, you get another essentially passive psychology, and then you also get endless problems, which are misunderstood.

In my mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, I include profound imagination exercises which, when practiced on a daily basis, can help bring an individuals creative impulse front and center, and can help him unleash his creative power.

This is the underlying goal of my work.



Nearly half the world subsists on less than $5.50 a day "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Despite progress in reducing extreme poverty, the number of poor worldwide is still "unacceptably high," according to a World Bank report, which showed that billions of people still struggle to meet basic needs. The report found that nearly half the world's population lives on less than $5.50 a day, with a rising share of the poor in wealthier economies. The total number of people in poverty declined by more than 68 million between 2013 and 2015, World Bank said, explaining the number as "roughly equivalent to the population of Thailand or the United Kingdom."


HAARP Waves: See, Hear, and Feel the Climate Control Part 3 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Health Editors Note:  Here is part 3 of HAARP Waves, the final portion, written by Enkidu Gilgamesh.  The article covers the ultimate weapon, X-brand, some sources, and cloud images. You can find parts 1 and 2 by going to the bottom of this article and clicking on the links..Carol HAARP Waves!  Get Analog Radios!  You []


Leftists Try To Harass Mitch McConnell At Restaurant, Customers Come To His Defense "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Well done, you silent majority, silent no more. Via Fox News: A small group of angry diners confronted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at a restaurant Friday night, but were met with calls from other customers to leave the Kentucky Republican alone. Video obtained by TMZ shows at least one diner berating McConnell on issues []


Space junk from decommissioned satellite falls on California farm "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Debris believed to have come from a space communications program has crashed down at a walnut farm in California, with investigators working on the idea that it came from a recently decayed satellite launched in the 1990s. When charred metal fragments were found by an orchard owner in Hanford, investigators from Kings County Police Department dispatched to the scene were puzzled. Then they turned their attentions to a nearby airbase.


Swedes & Norwegians "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Saga Vanacek, the young woman who found a Viking sword in a Swedish lake, has written her story. She is commendably practical about her future plans, and has refused the offer to be Queen of Scandinavia.

This month, the archaeologists finally came to search the rest of the lake and they found a brooch that is as old as my sword, and a coin from the 18th century. Then they announced the news and I could finally tell everyone at school. I came back from gym class and the whiteboard said, Sagas sword and there were balloons, and the whole class got to have ice-cream.

I had to give the sword to the local museum Daddy explained that its part of history and important to share it with others. I felt boo that its gone away, but yay that other people will get to see it. Im going to try to raise some money to make a replica sword that I can keep.

People on the internet are saying I am the queen of Sweden, because in the legend of King Arthur, he was given a sword by a lady in a lake, and that meant he would become king. I am not a lady Im only eight but its true I found a sword in the lake. I wouldnt mind being queen for a day, but when I grow up I want to be a vet. Or an actor in Paris.

Balloons and ice cream are much better than being royalty. I approve.

If you wish you could be a true master of aplomb, you should follow these lessons in how to be more Swedish.

1. Drink a lot of coffee.
Even if you think you drink a lot of coffee, double it right now and still not out-do the average Swede. We drink more coffee than anyone in the world, (except the Finns). Go for strong filter coffee.

2. When you get up in the morning, follow this ritual:
2 slices of crisp bread, 1-2 boiled eggs, a squirt of Kalles creamed cod roe with your eggs. Some sliced cheese, if you are feeling fancy. Drink a large glass of milk. Coffee.

There is a lot more, of course. Much of it seems to be about coffee and food. I speak from experience: this is all true. My wife is 100% Scandinavian (Im only 50%), and Ive noticed that she consumes twice as much coffee as I do, and she drinks it twice as fast. Must be genetic.

Or, if youd prefer, you can aspire to the rigors of being more Norwegian. Its not easy, but you can look forward to looking down on Swedes. This was also true of my family even the ones who were half-Swedish liked to tease the Swedes with...


American officials call Putins claim about Islamic State hostages in Syria fake news "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jihad Watch reported yesterday about Russian leader Vladimir Putins claim that the Islamic State had returned in Syria, took 700 hostages, and was threatening to murder 10 of them every day. It remains certain that jihadists will do any and everything they possibly can to conquer territory, no matter how violent and abusive their actions. []


Why Did An American Hit Squad Kill Politicians In Yemen? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While Washington is in a frenzy over the apparent Saudi government murder of a Saudi Washington Post journalist, little attention is being paid to news that the United Arab Emirates hired an guns for hire company founded by an Israeli-American to assassinate members of a political party in Yemen. Pentagon and CIA trained special operations []

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French and German citizens fleeing to Hungary to escape mass migrant crime "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

German television station ZDF spoke to a German couple who had made the move to Hungary. Valentin and Jennifer Durder, a couple in their 20s, explained that they were afraid to raise their then unborn child in a post-migrant crisis Germany. More and more French are seeking to escape to what they see as the []


Turkish media reports Saudi suspect in Khashoggi case dies in suspicious car accident "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It is very hard to know whom to believe in this case. Would the Saudis do something like this to suppress evidence? Of course. Did they? Maybe. Saudi suspect in Khashoggi case dies in car accident: Report, Hrriyet Daily News, October 18, 2018: A Turkish newspaper reported on Oct. 18 that one of the suspects []


Skripal and Khashoggi: A Tale of Two Disappearances "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Skripal and Khashoggi: A Tale of Two Disappearances

Skripal and Khashoggi: A Tale of Two Disappearances

Two disappearances, and two very different responses from Western governments, which illustrates their rank hypocrisy.
When former Russian spy Sergei Skripal went missing in England earlier this year, there was almost immediate punitive action by the British government and its NATO allies against Moscow. By contrast, Western governments are straining with restraint towards Saudi Arabia over the more shocking and provable case of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The outcry by Western governments and media over the Skripal affair was deafening and resulted in Britain, the US and some 28 other countries ...


Media watch Sunday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

21 October 2018 Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media. A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy. A general []


ANGRY DEM MOB Confronts McConnell in Restaurant Man Slam Fists on Table Then Throws McConnells Food Out the Door (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Thank you, Maxine Waters.

Crazed leftists took Maxine Waters marching orders and screamed at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) while he was dining with his wife, Elaine Chao at Havana Rumba in Louisville, Kentucky.

According to TMZ, 4 men were berating Mitch McConnell and the main aggressor slammed his fists on the Senators table screaming, Why dont you get out of here?  Why dont you leave the entire country?

The left-wing thug also grabbed Mitch McConnells doggie bag of leftovers, and chucked it out the door of the restaurant.

Others were screaming, Ditch Mitch!

TMZ reported:

The woman who shot the video tells us, before she started recording, the main aggressor slammed his fists down on McConnells table, grabbed his doggie bag and threw the food out the door of the restaurant.

The woman says the main gripe seemed to be the Senators stance on Social Security and health care.  McConnell recently said entitlement programs are the main cause of massive debt. The woman says before she started shooting, the main aggressor was screaming that McConnell was killing people with his views.

McConnell kept his cool and afterward thanked some of his supporters, shaking their hands.

Maxine Waters recently called on Democrats to form a mob to harass Republicans wherever they go.

If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. You push back on them and you tell them theyre not welcome anymore, anywhere, Maxine Waters said.

Because of Maxine Waters call to violence, Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz, Secretary Nielsen and other Republicans have been chased out of restaurants by angry Democrat mobs.

Vote red all the way down the ticket in Novemeberwe want jobs, not mobs!


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As Bolton heads to Moscow, US charges another Russian with election meddling "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

RT | October 20, 2018 The Department of Justice has charged a Russian national with conspiring to interfere in the 2016 and upcoming 2018 elections, in an indictment released just one day before crucial meetings between US and Russian officials. Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova of St. Petersburg, allegedly served as the chief accountant for Project Lakhta, []


Nation Will Rise Against Nation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nation Will Rise Against Nation: Israeli Tanks Mass Along The Border As War Between Israel And Hamas Appears To Be Imminent by Michael Snyder The Economic Collapse Blog Another extremely bloody border protest on Friday has pushed Israel and...

The post Nation Will Rise Against Nation appeared first on The Daily Coin.


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.


UK: Cutters flown in to mutilate Muslim girls genitals "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If British authorities were serious about stopping this practice, they would stop these cutters from entering the country. Why dont they? Probably because doing so would be Islamophobic. Establishment media treatments of female genital mutilation routinely insist that it has nothing to do with Islam, but actually FGM is mandated in Islamic law: Circumcision is []


Open Forum Sunday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

21 October 2018 This post is open to anyone to comment on any topic that isnt spam, illegal or offensive. All Your NZ posts are open but this one is for you to raise topics that interest you.  If providing opinions on or summaries of other information also provide a link to that information. Bloggers []


Tristan and Jenny "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jenny Hill, neither portly nor rotund

Jenny Hill was on this morning's From Our Own Correspondent. She'd been to see her first Wagner opera, Tristan and Isolde, and was using the experience to draw parallels with the present German political situation (as you do).

She found herself having to "suppress a giggle" at the sight of "the two rather portly lead singers", especially as "the rotund figure of Tristan prepared to fling an equally substantial Isolde onto a rather flimsy table".

In the spirit of the age, I was frankly outraged by that. That's fat-shaming, body-shaming, and I was tempted to kick up a Twitterstorm and ruin her life, but thought better of it. (Anyhow, the painfully thin-looking Jenny appears to have weight issues of her own.)

Nonetheless, here she was, still preferring to say "refugees" rather than "migrants" and talking of the "open xenophobia" of AfD, and sounding chirpy about the protests in favour of an "open" Germany and the rise of the Greens.

She seems to have liked the opera though. 


DOJ begins criminal investigation of Pennsylvania pedophile priests "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The sexual abuse of minors is not just immoral and a grave sin, it is a criminal offense. In the wake of the August 14 release of the Pennsylvania Grand Jurys report on the sexual abuse of more than 1,000 Continue reading


3.7 Billion-Year-Old Fossil Evidence of Microbes Disputed "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Geologists Question 'Evidence Of Ancient Life' In 3.7 Billion-Year-Old Rocks

The oldest evidence of life on Earth probably isn't found in some 3.7 billion-year-old rocks found in Greenland, despite what a group of scientists claimed [DOI: 10.1038/nature19355] [DX] a couple of years ago. That's according to a new analysis [DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0610-4] [DX], published Wednesday in the journal Nature by a different team of experts. This second group examined structures within the rock that were thought in 2016 to have been produced by communities of single-celled microbes that grew up from the bottom of a shallow, salty sea. A three-dimensional look at these structures shows that instead of having a telltale upside-down ice-cream cone shape the kind produced by microorganisms they are shaped like a Toblerone candy bar.

"They're stretched-out ridges that extend deeply into the rock," said Joel Hurowitz, a geochemist at Stony Brook University in New York and an author of Wednesday's paper. "That shape is hard to explain as a biological structure and much easier to explain as something that resulted from rocks being squeezed and deformed under tectonic pressures." Asked what the chances were that the structures were created by ancient microbes, astrobiologist Abigail Allwood of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and lead author of this second analysis said: "I don't think there's much chance at all."

[...] All of this is vigorously disputed by the researchers who originally claimed that the Greenland rocks contained the world's oldest fossils. They stand by that claim and say that Allwood and her colleagues based their work on just a cursory, one-day visit to the site. [...] Vickie Bennett, of the Australian National University, added that she found the new study "disappointing" and "unfortunate" in that it "only serves to confuse" the earlier research that she and her colleagues did on these ancient rocks. "Basically they did not look at the same rocks and the details matter," Bennett told NPR in an email. In her view, the rocks in the current study are a "poor-cousin equivalent to the rocks of our original study" and the new analysi...


Alaska Gov. Bill Walker Ends Campaign For Re-Election, Endorses Democrat Mark Begich "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The fix is in. Via ADN: Alaska Gov. Bill Walker announced Friday he is dropping his bid for re-election, and threw support to Democrat Mark Begich over Republican Mike Dunleavy. Walker, elected as an independent, made the surprise announcement at the Alaska Federation of Natives annual convention, three days after former Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott []


Putins Valdai Speech Exposes Insanity Of Washington Neocons "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

All of this highlights the major theme that came out of Putins comments.Strength through resolve.  Resolve comes as a consequence of defending culture.

Putin wasnt boasting or grandstanding about Russias hypersonic weapons capability.  He told everyone they are deployed.  He did this to shut up the U.S. neoconservative chattering class who he rightly says whisper in President Trumps ear that they can win a nuclear conflict with Russia.


Greetings from the Friedensstrasse in #Manheim! #HambacherForst #ManheimLebt "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Behind us are exhausting weeks of fighting for the Hambach Forest, which were filled with scenes of violence and escalation by the police against peaceful occupiers and demonstrators. Despite the provisional clearing stop and the somewhat calming around the quaint forest, the fight for local and global climate justice is far from over! The tree houses, the habitat of so many people in the forest, were destroyed in an emotionally cold way, but the memories remain and we are still here!

Originally published by Hambi Bleibt. Image above by @manheimlebt

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.

Read also: Manheim squat & garden party!

For RWE and politicians remain faithful to their crushing and life-negating agenda and always try to confront the public with fait accompli. Although it is still unclear whether the pit will ever be expanded by Manheim, urgently needed homes are razed to the ground every day. Living space, which is needed more and more urgently, due to the gentrification madness in the cities. The fear of the miners of unemployment is instrumentalised to safeguard the profit interests of the corporation and politics. Furthermore, both psychological and financial pressure on the still remaining residents of Manheim are exerted, who did not yet leave the village behind them.
That is why, since last Saturday, we have been occupying the old Eichengarten (oak garden) and the adjoining houses in the Friedens- and Forsthaus-strasse (Peace street and forest house street, nice names, arent they?), in order to draw attention to the injustices that are taking place here, which have a far-reaching effect on the planet and all living beings.

Here collective free spaces are being organized by the most different kind of people. Thus, the place offers itself for any events and networking, a cultural and neighborhood center could grow here and the tradition of the former animal sanctuary in the old forest house can be c...


Fighting the Good Fight Against Voter Suppression "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It is quite apparent that Georgias elections are deeply flawed. As WhoWhatWhy has been reporting extensively, there are problems that begin with voter registrations and poll closures, extend to rejected absentee ballots and long lines, and culminate in lax security at polling sites and voting machines with no paper trail.

Many of these problems were created on purpose. State legislators passed laws and election officials enacted policies specifically designed to place obstacles between Georgians and their right to vote.

However, while these individuals in power have carried on the states dark history when it comes to disenfranchising segments of the population, there are also people on the grassroots level who have made it their mission to remove these barriers to the ballot box.

WhoWhatWhy video producer and editor Kate Walker told the story of one of them: Beatrice Williams, who witnessed the ugly side of voter suppression as a child and decided to make it one of her lifes missions to help her fellow Georgians exercise their right to vote.

Please watch and share her uplifting story. It is just one example of people across the country who are taking a stand against voter suppression, disenfranchisement, and injustice as the US inches closer to the crucial midterm election.

Related front page panorama photo credit: Kate Walker/ WhoWhatWhy

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The Most Strategic Midterm Race: Elder Challenges Hoyer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

-by Sam Husseini

Especially with Brett Kavanaugh's accession to the Supreme Court, many are understandably absorbed with the importance of trying to end the Republican majorities in Congress for the midterm elections.

But simply always backing Democrats will likely propel the party further toward the establishment corporate right. If voters are just going to get behind a Democratic candidate no matter what, there's no incentive for them to be progressive in any sense.

Some may point to some new left-leaning candidates coming out of the Democratic Party. But even the most optimistic assessment of these candidates much acknowledge they are far outnumbered by establishment Democratic Party incumbents.

And there's a reason for that: Establishment apparatchiks in the Democratic Party go around the country kneecapping candidates who might, maybe, have some actual progressive tendencies.

Exhibit A is Steny Hoyer, the Democratic Whip in the House of Representatives who was caught on a secret audio recording doing exactly that earlier this year.

Now, noted activist and author Pat Elder is challenging Hoyer. If people of whatever stripe-- Democratic, Green, independent, whatever-- want to challenge the Democratic Party establishment, then strongly backing Elder's campaign is perhaps the shrewdest move they can make right now.


SOTT FOCUS: The Truth Perspective: The Theory Of Positive Disintegration, Or How Not To Be An NPC "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Memes. They're modern poetry, aphorism, political cartoonery, social commentary, and idle hilarity all mixed in one. They are also dangerously dehumanizing, apparently. Because some people just can't take a joke. Twitter has banned thousands of joke accounts propagating the NPC meme. It was fun while it lasted. Technically, it's still fun, because you can kill a meme account, but you can't kill a meme. Even if you're very, very outraged. And the NPC meme has its targets literally shaking with outrage right now. How come? Because the NPC meme is such an accurate representation of what it means to be social justice warrior. And the mirror of truth is difficult to behold. Seeing yourself as you actually are is a terrifying thing. The SJWs are being shown to themselves in a mirror, clearly, and they do not like what they see. And their response is humorously predictable: the very behavior being lampooned in the memes they're so offended by. Today on the Truth Perspective we'll be...


'You don't see this everyday': Plane makes epic emergency landing amid CA freeway traffic "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Motorists traveling down one of California's busiest freeways got a shock when a single-engine plane was forced to touch down in an emergency amid all the traffic. El Cajon's Interstate 8 became a makeshift runway for the pilot of the stricken plane, which managed to make an incredible safe landing just before midday on Friday. According to NBC 7 San Diego, the incident was sparked by an engine failure during a flight lesson. Remarkably, the flight instructor held his nerve to place the plane between vehicles traveling westbound on the busy highway.


Some kernel code-of-conduct refinements "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Greg Kroah-Hartman has posted a series of patches making some changes around the newly adopted code of conduct. In particular, it adds a new document describing how the code is to be interpreted in the kernel community. "I originally sent the first two patches in this series to a lot of kernel developers privately, to get their review and comments and see if they wanted to ack them. This is the traditional way we have always done for policy documents or other 'contentious' issues like the GPLv3 statement or the 'closed kernel modules are bad' statement. Due to the very unexpected way that the original Code of Conduct file was added to the tree, a number of developers asked if this series could also be posted publicly before they were merged, and so, here they are."




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Chinese Aircraft AG600 Completes First Water Takeoff "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The project was developed by the state-owned aircraft giant Aviation Industry Corporation of China. The AG600 with the code-name Kunlong, made its very first flight in the coastal city of Zhuhai in December 2017. The Chinese-developed large amphibious aircraft AG600 completed its first water takeoff and landing in Jingmen in the central province of Hubei Saturday morning. Following []


She Will Cry Rape: Pro-Trump PAC Runs Race-Baiting Ad Claiming MeToo Democrats Will Lynch Black Men "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This week an unbelievably racist radio ad produced by a Pro-Donald Trump PAC hit the FM airwaves in Arkansas targeting African-Americans with the intent of inflaming hatred against Democrats and white women.

The ad, produced by a PAC calling itself  Black Americans for the Presidents Agenda, uses the voices of two African-American women to promote incumbent Congressman French Hill (R-AR) who represents Arkansas 2nd congressional district.

The ad starts out with one woman asking the other:

What do you think about whats happening in Washington? a womans voice calmly asks.

The other woman answers with a rant which references the highly-controversial confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh (who was accused of sexual assault by Dr. Christine Blassey Ford when they were both teenagers) while suggesting that #MeToo supporting white Democrats are now ready to victimize black men who are accused of sexual assault by white women.

Our Congressman French Hill and the Republicans know that its dangerous to change the presumption of innocence to a presumption of guiltespecially for black men. If the Democrats can do that to a white justice of the Supreme Court, with no evidence, no corroboration, and all of her witnessesincluding her best friendsay it didnt happen? What will happen to our husbands, our fathers or our fathers when a white girl lies on them?

The first woman replies:

Girl, white Democrats will be lynching black folk again!

The ad continues to shamelessly employ more despicable race-baiting tactics as woman number two returns to remark:

Honey, Ive always told my son, Dont be messing around with that. If you get caught, she will cry rape.

The first woman closes out the ad by mentioning that shes voting for Hill and the Republicans because we have to protect our men and boys.

Im voting to keep Congressman French Hill and the Republicans because we have to protect our men and boys, she says. We cant afford to let white Democrats take us back to bad old days of race verdicts, life sentences and lynchings when a white girl screams rape.

Heres a video about this story.



Auctions fizzle "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Auctions fizzle out for 2018

Very cagey auction activity in Sydney, with a preliminary clearance rate of only 44.5 per cent (more like somewhere in the thirties come final). 

The median auction price of a sold house was well down from a year earlier at $1,285,000, reflecting reduced borrowing capacity (mainly for investors rather than homebuyers). 

For units the median price of property sold at auction was up from $900,000 a year earlier to $940,250.  

But still very muted activity levels overall.

Melbourne's clearance rate is also now well under 50 per cent. 

ALP in the ascendancy

With the Coalition roundly punished by the electorate in the Wentworth by-election for their machinations and tanking to a minority government in the process, property market participants will need to weigh up the potential impacts of changes to negative gearing legislation.

I'll post an online workshop on this very subject this week, so keep an eye out for that. 


Something for Democrats and Republicans in Bob Woodward's "Fear: Trump in the White House" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In 1972, an apparently botched burglary attempt occurred at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC. Pursuing the story, a pair of Washington Post reporters exposed the Watergate scandal, resulting in the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Woodward is one of the two reporters (the other Carl Bernstein) who unraveled the Watergate story.


WATCH: Connecticut Officer Fired After Warning on Video: Im a Little Trigger-Happy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Connecticut police officer was fired Wednesday after he was caught on video warning a group of young people not to run or do anything stupid because he was trigger-happy.

The post WATCH: Connecticut Officer Fired After Warning on Video: Im a Little Trigger-Happy appeared first on Filming Cops.


Why the Clintons Need to Leave "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Longest Goodbye: Why the Clintons Need to Leave the Stage


Why the Saudis have the US over a barrel-and its not an oil barrel "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

That the Saudi government and its powerful figure crown prince Mohammed bin Salman are brazenly lying about what happened to Jamal Khashoggi is now blindingly obvious. There is an unbridgeable gulf between their initial response that Khashoggi had left the consulate and they did not know where he was to their most recent grudging admission that he died after he got into a fist fight with people inside the consulate. The body has still not been produced. What we are now seeing is careful maneuvering to decide what is the most they can concede that will enable their most ardent supporters, in this case Donald Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner, to continue their warm relationship with both the kingdom and bin Salman.

Whether this story will be sufficient to provide cover for bin Salmans ardent supporters in the US media or whether they need to go further remains to be seen. Andrew OHehir describes the furious backtracking going on by people like Thomas Friedman at the New York Times and David Ignatius at the Washington Post to wriggle out from under their earlier effusive praise of bin Salman.

OHehir says that is is important to realize that people like Friedman and Ignatius are not expressing just their own opinions. Even though they work for newspapers and not the government, they are important channels by which the political-military-business establishment in the US sets the boundaries of acceptable range of opinions.

If we assume for arguments sake that Friedmans opinions (or Ignatius opinions) are really his opinions, they are never his alone. They are formed by consensus, shaped by a coalition of responsible adults who work in the national security agencies, the State Department, the Washington policy think tanks and various foreign governments closely allied with our own. He speaks them as a representative of a particular elite caste who have Thought Deeply About Such Things, are not overly swayed by personal or sentimental considerations and are working (as they perceive it) for the ultimate betterment of humanity, under the permanent mentorship of the United States of America.

Meanwhile, Friedman has spent much of the last two weeks quoting his own previously-expressed doubts and reservations about MBS always carefully inserted between the fawning passages and I guess you cant blame him. Beneath all that ass-covering, we may detect a note of protest: My friends made me say all that stuff but I never totally believed it!

It is o...


Texas Democrats Caught Mailing Pre-Filled Voter Registrations To Non-Citizens "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Texas Democratic Party has been sending pre-filled applications to non-citizens with the citizen box marked "yes," according to new complaints filed Thursday by the Public Interest Legal Foundation. The organization notified district attorneys and the Department of Justice and included a signed affidavit from a man who claims that several relatives who are not citizens received the mailing, according to the Washington Times

"This is how the Texas Democratic Party is inviting foreign influence in an election in a federal election cycle," said PILF spokesman, Logan Churchwell. 


Ian Buruma: You Are Not A Martyr "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Memo To A Sexist Editor: You Are Not A Martyr

In Ian Burumas eyes, there is something cruelly ironic about the circumstances of his departure from the New York Review of Books.
As the broadsheets editor-in-chief, he had published Jian Ghomeshis essay Reflections from a Hashtag, in which a man accused by over 20 women of sexual assault meditated on how social media scorn had changed his life. In doing so, Buruma found himself the subject of social media outrage, and was shortly afterwards ousted from his position of just over a year. I have now myself been convicted on Twitter, without any due process, he ...


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NY Man Charged With Threatening To Kill Two U.S. Senators Who Supported Kavanaugh "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A lot of the more violent Dems are the older retread hippie types, like this guy. Via PJ Media: Another day, another unhinged Democrat is arrested for threatening to kill Republicans. Ronald DeRisi, 74, of Smithtown, Long Island, was arrested Friday morning after allegedly leaving more than ten threatening voice messages at the offices of []


United States of Netflix: Lib-Con Detachment in Political Fantasyland "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Patrick Henningsen
21st Century Wire

They say that sometimes life imitates art, but where does art end and propaganda begin? 

Ive noticed an interesting phenomenon in recent years when talking to many Americans. One thing which has become increasingly prevalent is how they will reference a plot or character from a Hollywood production when describing a real-life situation.

This is not confined to social conversations, but also to political discourse, and this is where things start getting weird. With so many living vicariously through their iPhones and tablets, its maybe not so surprising that people are drawing from Hollywood as their primary source from which to project their political views. But are these really their views, or is it just marketing? Whereas before it may have been a case of political themes baked into to political shows like West Wing, The Good Wife, or House of Cards, now there are a whole host of new dramatic vehicles for ferrying social and political messaging to the front lines of the culture wars. We all know about commercial product placements in film and TV. The object of the exercise is to make the product reproduce itself from the virtual image on the screen before becoming manifest in the real world. Now imagine the same concept as a political product placement.

Such a scenario became manifest during the recent Senate conformation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh where Democrat protesters lined-up along the banisters along Senate lobbys mezzanine area, dressed in a puritan-style wardrobe from the dystopian TV series The Handmaids Tale, complete with scarlet robes and a white bonnet. Activists made the argument that this was artivism meant to demonstrate how this Supreme Court nomination will surely tip the ideological in favor of a conservative agenda, thus threatening womens rights, and lead to an inevitable reversal of the 1973 landmark decision Roe vs Wade and the prohibition of legalized abortion in America. The performance troupe were from a group called Demand Justice who claimed that Kavanaugh was fundamentally anti-abortion, anti-healthcare, and anti-women views, and an extremist ideologue who, if confirmed to the Supreme Court, will take away womens basic rights.

Few questioned the validity of their statement at the time, but as time passes and t...


Member Newsletter: Breaking Through Secrecy That Enables Abuse Of Prisoners "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan is a prisoner in Ohio, who is currently on death row in connection with the 1993 rebellion known as the Lucasville Uprising, which began as a protest by Muslim prisoners against an attempted forced medical procedure by prison officials that violated their religious beliefs.

Journalist and publishing editor Brian Sonenstein recently wrote a comprehensive report with updates on retaliation Hasan has faced for supporting the national prison strike that largely unfolded between August 21 and September 9. He was banned from using email and the phone for a year, and a disciplinary body denied his appeal.

We asked Brian to provide some deeper insights on Hasan and the prisons punishment against him.


Hasan had all phone and email communications banned for a year. That leaves snail mail and visitors as his connection to the outside world, but those will be heavily restricted too. How important is it to a prisoners health to maintain a connection to the outside world?

In the past few years, there has been a growing pile of research validating what families and incarcerated people have said for years: that maintaining contact with people on the inside is essential for health, morale, and for reducing the chance that a person will return to prison after theyre released.

Incarceration is an incredibly isolating, oppressive, and traumatizing experience. Having meaningful connections on the outside is important to helping a prisoner survive their time. It helps them mobilize support networks outside to defend from abuse or get treatment they may need. It helps them stay involved and invested in the lives of their family members and friends on the outside. Once theyre out (and most prisoners do get out eventually), having that network is essential in helping a person reintegrate into society.

It really is in everyones best interest that we not only allow but help facilitate the maintenance of those connections, instead of putting up obstacles to communication at seemingly every turn.

Prison authorities do not seem to distinguish between nonviolent....


Saudi Arabia admits to killing of Khashoggi, accidentally, in fist fight, during discussions "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Saudi Arabia has now finally changed its story about the disappearance and alleged murder of American-Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. Now they admit he was killed, but by accident, in a fist fight during discussions that took place with him at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

This stands in diametric contradiction to Saudi Arabias original claim that Khashoggi, 59, had gone missing after leaving the Consulate building through the back door on October 2nd for which there was absolutely no evidence. 

For most people, this is a macabre farce. Who could possibly take these new claims seriously?

Donald Trump. He says these claims are credible.

Donald Trump said Saudi Arabias announcement on the circumstances of Khashoggis death was credible and a good first step but that what happened was unacceptable. He also said he preferred that any sanctions against Riyadh not include cancelling large defence orders.

Trump began apologizing for the Saudis almost from the start of the affair. He made clear at an Oval Office meeting (October 11th), how money mattered a lot here, downplaying Khashoggis ties to the US:

This took place in Turkey, and to the best of our knowledge Khashoggi is not a United States citizen. Hes a permanent resident. We dont like it even a little bit. But as to whether or not we should stop $110 billion from being spent in this country, knowing that they have four or five alternatives two very good alternatives that would not be acceptable to me. 

Then we began hearing reports that Saudi Arabia might change its story, to admit a killing and frame it as an accident, or possibly by rogue killers. Trump, having talked to his buddy Mohammad bin Salman,...


More jobs under Democrats: Stephanie Ruhle exposed Trump/GOP's job lies "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Stephanie Ruhle exposed the lie that Republicans have been telling for decades about jobs. It isn't like it is a hard truth to prove. Why do Democrats always seem to lack the message discipline to ensure reality sticks in the heads of the masses? Does this not seem like an easy sell? Repeat. Repeat. Repeat with facts and how it affected different group's personal economies is key.


'Saboteurs': Non-state actors accused of killing and abusing Basra activists "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Activists have long warned that powerful political parties and militias have been threatening Iraqi protesters calling for a better life


US Police Officers Were Charged With More Than 400 Rapes Over a 9-Year Period "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A police officer in Prince Georges County, Maryland, was charged this week with raping a woman during a traffic stop. Hes pleaded not guilty, but its a disturbing headline

The post US Police Officers Were Charged With More Than 400 Rapes Over a 9-Year Period appeared first on Filming Cops.


Is there Any Sort of Peaceful Future for Afghanistan? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


In early October, the world commemorated the 17th anniversary of American invasion of Afghanistan. As its been pointed out by the Hill,its been a tragic failure from the get-go, but for reasons few people understand.

Those countries that sent their troops in the early 2000s to Afghanistan to destroy hotbeds of terrorism, exile the Taliban and ensure a lasting peace are now forced to recognize that the security situation is deteriorating rapidly in this Central Asian state. While the better part of Afghan territories are being formally controlled by the government, certain key junctions are being constantly attacked by Taliban. To make the matters worse, all of the sins that have been plaguing this country for decades now persist to this very day. Among them is the chaotic management, as the country is being governed by two leaders playing against each other, those are Afghanistans president Ashraf Ghani and the sitting prime minister Abdullah Abdullah. Further still, theres a growing weakness of the Afghan security forces; rampant corruption and a massive drug trafficking ring.

Moreover, US military instructors have found out last year that Afghan security forces are shrinking rapidly, with the number of police and military officers showing an 11% decline. And this is trend occurs in spite of the fact that the United States, if the statement made by the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction (SIGAR) is John Sopko is to be believed, perceives the build up of Afghan security forces to be its top priority.

To make the matters worse, US military and intelligence officials are at odds over the direction of the war in Afghanistan, according to the Wall Street Journal. The majority of the countless intelligence agencies that the US has is said to be moderately pessimistic about the prospects of putting an end to all hostilities in Afghanistan. In turn, the United States Air Force is moderately optimistic, as its officials are confident that the US strategy for Afghanistan is yielding its fruits.

Washington got itself stuck in Afghanistan back in 2001, and the total costs of this war has already exceeded 680 billion dollars, according to the Pentagon. The Defense Departments top Asia official has recently told Senate lawmakers that the war in Afghanistan will cost 45 billion dollars this year, which is twice the amount...


Retirees Get a Raise But It Wont Change Their Bank Balances "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Retirees Get a Raise But It Wont Change Their Bank Balances From Birch Gold Group This coming January there will be 62 million Social Security (SSI) beneficiaries who will get 2.8% more in the form of a cost-of-living adjustment...

The post Retirees Get a Raise But It Wont Change Their Bank Balances appeared first on The Daily Coin.



I wonder if Michael J. Knowles -- managing editor of alleged #NeverTrumper Ben Shapiro's Daily Wire -- hesitated for a moment before the "publish" button was pushed and his latest piece went live. If I were a right-winger and I'd written it, I'd ask myself, "Are the rubes really going to fall for this? With an audience like mine, I can get away with a lot, but this?"

Whether or not he hesitated, the piece is up, and it's jaw-dropping:

The Surprising Humility of Donald Trump
Really, he's serious:
No one is better at deprecating President Trump than President Trumpjust ask him.
Knowles links to a story in which Trump literally says, Nobody does self-deprecating humor better than I do. Its not even close. Trump is an egomaniac about his lack of ego, and to Knowles, that's a sign of his humility.
And yet for all the boasting and braggadocio, the man who never saw a building he didnt want to slap his name on has lately exposed a surprising humble streak. Earlier this month during the Kavanaugh confirmation circus, Trump answered a reporters question about alcohol by explaining, I can honestly say Ive never had a beer in my life. Its one of my only good traits. As the reporters laughed, he asked, Can you imagine if I had, what a mess Id be? Id be the worlds worst. The exchange revealed a frank self-assessment from the greatest self-promoter of his age.

Last week, in an Oval Office meeting following the release of American pastor Andrew Brunson from a Turkish prison, Brunson told Trump, We would like to pray for you. We pray for you often as a family. My wife and I pray for you. Trump responded, Well, I need it probably more than anybody in this room. So I wouldthat would be very nice. Thank you.
We know that Trump had an alcohol phobia drummed into him in his youth -- but it's also obvious (to anyone other than Knowles and his credulous readers) what Trump is doing here. Trump is saying he's bad, which is a baby step away from badass. Being bad is Trump's brand -- he's the guy who can get in a knife fight....


#berlin #txl #tegel #airport #woman #light #streetphotography... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Police officer suspended, 4 under probe for mistreating elderly migrant in Moria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Internal administrative investigation against four policemen had been launched for the incident in Moria camp, Greek Police announced Saturday afternoon. ... , & (@hellenicpolice) October 20, 2018

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Hugh Fitzgerald: The Bedouin Encampment of Khan Al-Ahmar (Part Two) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

But arent the Bedouin being relocated far away, as so many seem to think? No, they will be moving less than four miles away, to become a part of  the Arab village of Abu Dis. The Bedouins being moved will have permanent, solid homes built by the Israelis, given to them for free. They will []


Four new stable kernels "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A new set of stable kernels is now available: 4.18.16, 4.14.78, 4.9.135, and 4.4.162. As usual, there are important fixes contained therein; users should upgrade.


South African City Set To Seize Land In National Test Case "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Urban renewal. EKURHULENI, South Africa (AP) As South Africas passionate debate over land redistribution grows, one city outside Johannesburg is preparing what the mayor calls a test case for the nation the seizure of hundreds of acres of land from private owners, without paying for it, to build low-cost housing. Like other South []


Portugals counterinsurgency campaign in Angola was clearly the most successful of all its campaigns in the Colonial War "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Portugals counterinsurgency campaign in Angola was clearly the most successful of all its campaigns in the Colonial War.

The Angolan War of Independence (19611974) began as an uprising against forced cotton cultivation, and it became a multi-faction struggle for the control of Portugals overseas province of Angola among three nationalist movements and a separatist movement. The war ended when a leftist military coup in Lisbon in April 1974 overthrew Portugals Estado Novo regime, and the new regime immediately stopped all military action in the African colonies, declaring its intention to grant them independence without delay.

The conflict is usually approached as a branch or a theater of the wider Portuguese Overseas War, which also included the independence wars of Guinea-Bissau and of Mozambique.

It was a guerrilla war in which the Portuguese armed and security forces waged a counter-insurgency campaign against armed groups mostly dispersed across sparsely populated areas of the vast Angolan countryside. Many atrocities were committed by all forces involved in the conflict. In the end, the Portuguese achieved overall military victory, and before the Carnation Revolution in Portugal most of Angolas territory was under Portuguese control.

In Angola, after the Portuguese had stopped the war, an armed conflict broke out among the nationalist movements. This war formally came to an end in January 1975 when the Portuguese government, the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), and the National Liberation Front of Angola (FNLA) signed the Alvor Agreement



Unhinged Left: Man arrested for death threats against GOP senators who supported Justice Kavanaugh "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From NY Post: A Long Island man was busted for making death threats against GOP U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Susan Collins for their support of then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, The Post has learned. Ronald DeRisi, 74, was taken Continue reading


Next IMF loan will be the last: Pakistan finance minister "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Pakistans finance minister promised Saturday to end the countrys reliance on International Monetary Fund bailouts to shore up its shaky economy, as officials prepare to negotiate a new loan.

Asad Umars pledge comes days after Pakistans central bank warned inflation could double in the coming year hitting 7.5 percent while the country?s growth target rate of 6.2 percent would likely be missed.

This will be the 13th and the last IMF programme, Umar said during a speech at the Karachi Stock Exchange.

AFP | An IMF team is set to arrive in Pakistan in early November to begin negotiations on a bailout package

Prime Minister Imran Khans administration has sent mixed messages over whether Pakistan will enter another IMF programme, with the former cricketer suggesting this week that going to the fund may not be necessary.

But Umar spoke in grave terms of the countrys balance of payment crisis, which has sparked a depreciation of the rupee and sent stocks tumbling.

We are heading towards bankruptcy very fast. We have to save the 210 million Pakistanis, Umar added.

An IMF team is set to arrive in Pakistan in early November to begin negotiations.

Similar vows to end reliance on IMF loans have been made by past governments including former premier Nawaz Sharifs administration, which received a $6.6 billion loan to tackle a similar crisis in 2013.

Khans new administration took office in August vowing to weigh up whether to seek an IMF bailout as it sought other avenues of financing, including from friendly countries such as China and Saudi Arabia.

But aid has been in short supply and economists warnings have grown urgent.

The government also announced this week that Khan would attend a controversial Saudi Arabian investment summit in the coming days.

The meeting has been shunned by leading policy-makers and corporate chiefs in response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul a scandal that has tipped Riyadh into a diplomatic crisis.



What Ive been reading "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

1. Catherine Clinton, Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom.  I hadnt realized that so much was known about her life, or that she spent so much time in Canada, or that she fell into such obscurity during the early part of the twentieth century.  She died the same year Rosa Parks was born.  I liked this book very much.

2. Tom Miller, Chinas Asian Dream: Empire Building Along the New Silk Road.  A good look at the new conflicts between China and its southeast Asian and central Asian neighbors.  Clear enough to be a good introduction, detailed enough to be useful to those who already know something about the topic.

3. Robert Alter, The Art of Bible Translation.  Alter is one of todays most important doers, and his forthcoming Hebrew Bible translation is likely to be definitive and the most important act of publication this year.  This short volume presents his perspective on what he has done, most of all focusing on how to turn Hebrew into English.

4. Michael Tomasello, Becoming Human: A Theory of Ontogeny.  How does human psychological growth run in the first seven years, in particular how does it instill culture in us?  Tomasello address this question in a Belknap Press book by comparing us to chimpanzees and bonobos.  Most of all, how does the capacity for shared intentionality and self-regulation evolve in people?  This is a very thoughtful and also important book, but Im not sure it finally succeeds into tying up all the pieces into a broader picture ofshared intentionality.

5. Camille Paglia, Provocations.  At first I was discouraged by the notion of a recycled Paglia compilation, but the quality of these pieces is often high and many of them are not readily available el...


Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, October 20, 2018, #167 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Dane Wigington How is the global economy really doing? How is the state of the environment directly connected to the economy? The oceans are now filled with trash, what are all the sources of this trash? The largest science panel in the world says we "could" pass major climate tipping points in a decade or less. Is


Filmywap 2018: Is Downloading from Such Sites Legal? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We all cant deny the fact that Piracy is the biggest curse for Entertainment media industry. These days there are tons of websites available on the internet which let you download 100% free pirated movies and Filmywap was just one of them.

Filmywap- A portal for HD movie downloads is back from the dead?

This website was fairly popular in India and manages to attract a million users a month. But one thing to keep in mind is that piracy is illegal and Government itself banned this website.

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So if you are thinking to get your hands on it then forget about it.

Also check out
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Is The Filmywap Still Alive?

But before you come to any conclusions, we want to let you know that this website just came back with another domain name. And sadly still serving the old purpose of providing links related to pirated movies and TV shows online.

It means that this website is shamelessly violating the copyright act of movies and TV shows. The Government of India took many actions against it but it still manages to get back with different domain names.
The website clearly offers the latest movies just after the release or sometimes offer those movies which are not even released for the public. This thought scare lot of directors and producers as movies are the only source of bread and butter for them.

Filmywap Alternative Websites that users prefer

In India, except for Filmywap, there are some other popular pirated websites as well. Such as TamilRockers, Movierulz and of course Movies365. Due to these websites, the Indian film industry has to face the loss of billions of rupees which is a shame.

For instance, in the past month of July, a blockbuster movie called Sanju was leaked on one of the pirated websites which affected the movies potential income.

Now, the main concern is, does the government need to make more strict laws to control piracy? or think of some other way to control it.

If you have any suggestions then let us know in the comment section below, would love to hear that.

Stay tuned for more.

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Producers of Teen Sex Abuse Documentary An Open Secret Threaten to Sue Molestation Victim Over Criticism of Film (Exclusive) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is what a fake survivor advocate looks like

And Hoffman is now attacking me with the same BS arguments Doug Mesner aka Satanic Temples founder Lucien Greaves and his crew are attacking me with.

Like with a 10 min video I made speaking about what happened with my nephew when I was 13 that they edited to 1 minute.


Khashoggi: A danse macabre & the New RealityTM "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Catte Black | OffGuardian | October 20, 2018 The Khashoggi incident continues to roll out in screaming headlines. The confession that the journalist died in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul is the latest twist, an indicator of the struggle to control narrative. The manufactured crisis is being used not solely to demonise NATOs erstwhile []


Bitcoin Magazine Week in Review: Stablecoins Take the Spotlight "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Week in Review

With the exception of the SECs FinHub announcement, it has been a quiet week for regulatory news something weve been getting a lot of recently as U.S. officials clamp down on unscrupulous coin offerings and crypto companies.

Instead, stablecoins crowded headlines this week, as tether among others had difficulties retaining its peg, and top exchanges rolled out support for some of the asset class regulatory-compliant newcomers.

All the while, developers remind us that, even in bear markets, the tools of innovation continue to work against the buzz of speculation.

Stablecoin News Takes Center Stage

As Tethers Peg Slips, Bitcoins Price Distorted Across Markets

Tether took a dip this week. The markets leading stablecoin dropped to as low as $0.92 cents for its exchange-averaged price as a market-wide selloff left the coin wanting in demand. By consequence, bitcoin on tether-supported exchanges began trading at somewhat of a premium, an inflated price that reflected bitcoins worth against tethers discounted price rather than its worth against the actual dollar. At the time of writing, tether has shaved off roughly $800 million from its market cap over the week thats nearly a third of its entire value.

Huobi and OKEx List the Same Four Stablecoins

As tether was unravelling, two of the industrys highest volume exchanges listed four of the top stablecoins staunches competitors. Huobi and OKEx both announced support for TrueUSD, Gemini USD, USD Coin and the Paxos Standard earlier this week, moves that may have aggravated the sell off that crippled tethers peg. The four stablecoins, which are fiat-collateralized like tether, are considered transparent, regulator-friendly alternatives to what was the markets only viable stablecoin until this year.

Developers Keep On Developing



New Linux Code of Conduct Revisions: CoC Committee Added Plus Interpretation & Mediator "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Linux Code of Conduct introduced last month that ended up being quite contentious will see some revisions just ahead of the Linux 4.19 stable kernel release. Greg Kroah-Hartman has outlined the planned changes as well as a new Code of Conduct Interpretation document...


WATCH: Video Shows Coral Springs Officer Punching Subdued Teen "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Coral Springs Police Department has released a statement related to a video on social media that shows an officer punching a teenage girl who was subdued on the floor.

The post WATCH: Video Shows Coral Springs Officer Punching Subdued Teen appeared first on Filming Cops.


China is launching a fake, extra-bright moon to cut the cost of city lights "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In a move that sounds straight out of a sci-fi paperback, China is planning to launch the first artificial moon into orbit in order to replace street lights and reduce energy costs.

Chinese scientists say the man-made moon, which is essentially an illuminated satellite, will be in orbit by 2020. It will be eight times brighter than Earths moon and will shine down on the city of Chengdu, the capital of the southwestern Sichuan province.

READ MORE: UAE to build $132mn mock Martian City in the desert (PHOTOS)

Its hoped the innovation will replace the need for streetlights and will reduce annual electricity costs by up to 1.2 billion yuan ($173 million).

Russia Presents Evidence Against US, UK and Israel As Being the Actual 9/11 Terrorist




Maine: Muslim migrant activist targeting businesses with discrimination complaints "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Victimhood is big business: insofar as they can claim protected victim status for Muslims, Islamic supremacists can deflect unwanted scrutiny and any critical examination of how jihadists use Islamic texts and teachings to justify violence and supremacism. Thats most likely why Hamas-linked CAIR and others have not hesitated to stoop even to fabricating hate crimes. []


Berlin: Nearly all attacks on gays committed by migrant-background men "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Attacks on homosexuals have never been so common in the German capital, with most of the attackers being young migrant-background men. In 2017 alone, 324 violent incidents and threats toward homosexuals was reported to the Berlin anti-homophobic violence group Project Maneo which claimed that around a third of the complaints involved bodily injury It is []


Fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error for various Web Browsers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Just after struggling with DNS_Probe_Finished_No_Internet error, we are again here to help you with another common way to fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error or DNS Probe Finished NXDomain. Many people are facing it and wanted us to write about it. So here we are providing you with the best possible ways to fix it.


What is DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN or DNS Probe finish error?

The DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN or DNS Probe Finished NXDomain error simply restricts the web browser to have a connection with a website. Yes, this is what all it does.

Now, the question arises. Is there any way to fix it?, the answer is yes. In this article, we are providing you with every possible way to fix it. So keep reading it till the end.

Note: This guide is aimed at primarily Google Chrome users. However it will work with all major web browsers.

The error may occur in different web browsers and with different names. So keep that in mind as well. So without further ado,  lets get right into it.



Method 1: Changing the default DNS address to Google DNS

By simply changing the default DNS Address you can fix this error. Its probably the simplest method you can apply, as it wont require any advance steps to perform.

  • Step 1:

Just right click on the WiFi network icon which resides on the bottom right side of the screen.


  • Step 2:

Then click on the Open Network & Internet Settings option.

fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error in web browsers

This type of windows will appear where you need to go for the Change adapter options which is right below the Change your network settings title.

  • Step 3:

Right click on the active internet connection, navigate towards the properties and click on it.......


The Great BBC Survey "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Readers of Is the BBC biased?, Biased BBC and the like may already know of David Sedgwick. 

He's currently writing a book about the BBC (which sounds very much like the kind of book for us!) and would appreciate a little help with a survey he's carrying out about the BBC.

So if you have a spare five minutes, please could you click here and complete it: 

The Great BBC Survey

Thank you, and Helen Boaden sends her hugs. 


Russia & China preparing to ditch dollar! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russias Ministry of Economic Development said on Thursday that Moscow and Beijing are working on an inter-governmental agreement to boost the use of the ruble and yuan in mutual trade settlements.

The document is currently being prepared, the process is not easy, said Deputy Minister of Russias Economic Development Sergey Gorkov, as quoted by TASS. Russia and China have had some experience of using national currencies in bilateral trade.

Gorkov added that Russia and China have been successfully implementing the terms of ruble-yuan currency swap agreement, clinched in 2014 to boost trade using national currencies and eliminate dependence on the dollar and the euro. The deal was extended at the end of 2017.


New York Cop blows brains out on street



Keep Questioning the Khashoggi Narrative "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

One thing's for certain: there's no way the Empire would turn against such a vastly useful geopolitical asset (Saudi Arabia) just because they made some journalist into a jigsaw puzzle.


Nellie Ohr Invokes Spousal Privilege, Avoiding Questions On Steele Dossier "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

She, her husband and Glenn Simpson are the key cogs in the saga. Simpson took the Fifth, now she wouldnt talk either. Via Fox News: Nellie Ohr, the wife of Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, claimed spousal privilege on Friday in order to avoid certain questions from House Republicans about the controversial anti-Trump dossier. While []


Nancy Pelosi: When We Take Over, If You Dont Share Our View, Youll Be Collateral Damage "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nancy Pelosi: When We Take Over, If You Dont Share Our View, Youll Be Collateral Damage by Tim Brown Freedom Outpost TDC Note You, yes you reading this you are the problem, YOU are collateral damage if...

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ANGRY DEMOCRAT MOB Assaults Gay Journalist at Andrew Gillum Rally #JobsNotMobs (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Conservative gay journalist Jacob Engels attended the Andrew Gillum rally on Friday.

The Democrat mob gang-rushed, grabbed at, poked and tackled Engels after he mentioned George Soros. The Gillum supporters did not want to hear it.
So they mobbed him and assaulted Engels.

Of course, Andrew Gillum said nothing as this gay journalist was being shoved, poked, hit and knocked to the ground.

This is a wild video:

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A Look At The Many Features On The Table For The Upcoming Linux 4.20~5.0 Kernel "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If all goes as planned, tomorrow will mark the availability of the Linux 4.19 stable kernel. That is also expected to mark the return of Linus Torvalds from his retreat where he was working on his empathy skills and politeness. The 4.19 stable release will then kick off the merge window for the next kernel cycle...


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Berat, Albania - Painted decorative ceiling of the Prayer hall of the Helveti Tekke or Teqe e Helvetive, a Bektashi Sufi shrine. Picture by Manuel Cohen/Zuma Press/PA Images. All rights reserved. !   .


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Huge Iranian oil armada heads to China before US sanctions kick in "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An unprecedented volume of Iranian crude oil is set to arrive at Chinas northeast port of Dalian this month and in early November before US sanctions on Iran take effect.

More than 20 million barrels of oil have been shipped to Dalian by the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC), Reuters reports, citing an unnamed Iranian shipping source.

As our leaders have said, it will be impossible to stop Iran from selling its oil, the source said, adding: We have various ways of selling our oil and when the tankers reach Dalian, we will decide whether to sell it to other buyers or to China.

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Dalian typically receives between one million and three million barrels of Iranian oil each month, according to statistics. The port has some of the biggest refineries and commercial oil storage facilities in China.

OPECs third-largest producer, Iran is finding fewer takers for its crude ahead of the sanctions on its oil exports that will take effect on November 4.



Anna Von Reitz -- About Federal Code, For the General Staff About Nathan Rothschild, The Paperwork Debate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Saturday, October 20, 2018

About Federal Code....

Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz

The first thing every American has to know about Federal Code is that only about 10% of all the Federal Code--- only those General Session Laws posted in the Federal Register -- ever applied to us.

The rest is and always was just internal rules and rule-making for federal employees and dependents.

The second thing that every American needs to know is that the "Revised United States Statutes" that would have applied to us were never in fact adopted or "revised" because neither the Territorial Congress nor the Municipal Congress had authority to "revise" anything done by our actual Federal Congress prior to 1860. So the old "unrevised" Federal US Statutes-at-Large still stand.

The third thing every American needs to know is the organization that promoted and developed all the rest of the Federal Code structure from 1860 to 1999, went totally out of business when its bankruptcy settled November 7, 1999, and all those rules --- all fifty (50) "Titles" worth --- became "discretionary" -- that is, something that federal employees are taught as standards, but not obligatory.

The fourth thing that every American needs to know is that you look like complete idiots when you go around quoting these defunct federal rules and codes. Why? Because you are like Dutchmen lecturing Australian Aborigines about their own history, and they could care less.

Just stop.

These people are your employees and that is what you need to drum into their thick, thick, thick heads.




JUST IN: Shehu Sani dumps from APC "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Senator representing Kaduna central, Shehu Sani, has resigned his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The lawmaker took the decision following the controversies which trailed the partys primaries for 2019 The national working committee (NWC) of the APC had cleared Shehu Sani as the only candidate for the senatorial district but Nasir []

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Daily Digest 10/20 - The American Economy Is Rigged, U.S. Treasury Sells First Ever 2-Month Bill "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Daily Digest 10/20 - The American Economy Is Rigged, U.S. Treasury Sells First Ever 2-Month Bill
  • The American Economy Is Rigged
  • If you want to worry about something this is it: Central banks and investors are sounding the alarm on a corner of the debt market that's suddenly over $US1 trillion in size
  • US Treasury Sells The First Ever 2-Month Bill: Here Are The Details
  • E-mails show how donors are considered in Harvard admissions
  • Venezuela Ditches US Dollar, Will Use Euros For International Trade
  • South African city set to seize land in national test case
  • West complicit in Saudi crimes, outrage just for show: Analyst 
  • What parents should know about the polio-like paralyzing disease the CDC is warning about
  • Who Bought the $1.6 Trillion of New US National Debt Over the Past 12 Months?
  • Trump threatens to call US military to close southern border as 4,000-strong migrant caravan pushes north 
  • End of the World Part One
  • Sothebys Sold a Sculpture of Kate Moss for $370,000 at Its First All-Gold Auction
  • Oil Markets Tremble As Chinese Stocks Crash
  • The Complex and Frustrating Reality of Recycling Plastic
  • Heres Where the Post-Apocalyptic Water Wars Will Be Fought
  • The world's largest organism is dying, but there are still ways to save it 
  • Russian town besieged by polar bears forced off melting Arctic ice

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WikiLeaks: Julian Assange Sues Ecuador For Violating Fundamental Rights And Freedoms "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Aaron Kesel Lawyers for Julian Assange are suing Ecuador, accusing the government of violating Assanges fundamental rights and freedoms. Statement: WikiLeaks publisher...


Trial: Facial Recognition Technology To Be Used In UK At Select Self-Checkouts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Aaron Kesel Facial recognition technology will be tested in UK supermarkets for the first time to verify the age of citizens buying alcohol and...


Russia liquidates holdings of US debt instead investing money in gold "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Central Bank of Russia has continued getting rid of US Treasury bonds in August. The share of Russian investments in American debt is getting close to zero.

Russian investments in US securities as of August have fallen to just $14 billion. Back in 2011, Russia was one of the largest holders of US debt with a $180 billion investment.

The reason is not only about politics and US sanctions against Russia, a broker at Otkritie bank Timur Nigmatullin told RIA Novosti. The US Federal Reserve is hiking interest rates, which makes American bonds cheaper, he said. Russia has almost dropped out of the list of holders of US government debt, being the 54th largest holder.

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A further sale of US Treasury bonds by Russia will most likely be compensated by buying gold and opening short-term deposits at banks, he said. The share of precio...


Inside the Papers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Kirsty, YAB and Katy

For those keeping an eye on Newsnight's 'Inside the Papers' feature, where a journalist (or, occasionally, a panel including journalists) discusses the next day's newspapers, here's a list of all the contributers so far.

One interesting thing to note (after six weeks) is that the early guests did suggest that Newsnight was at least trying to achieve some measure of balance when it comes to Brexit in terms of supporters and opponents, but that attempt only lasted two weeks. Thereafter, over the remaining four weeks, there's been a quite staggering lack of pro-Brexit voices.

(And, yes, most days Brexit has been discussed).

This is turning out to be increasingly damning.


19/10 Yasmin Alibhai Brown, journalist & author  & Katy Balls, The Spectator
18/10 Sebastian Payne, FT
17/10 Sonia Stolper, Liberation
16/10 Alice Thomson, The Times
15/10 Stephen Bush, New Statesman
12/10 Nina Schick, Rasmussen Global
11/10 Afua Hirsch, author
10/10 Asa Bennett, Daily Telegraph
9/10 Aditya Chakrabortty, Guardian
8/10 Tom Newton Dunn, The Sun
5/10 Juliet Samuel, Daily Telegraph
4/10 John Prideaux, The Economist
3/10 Matthew Parris, The Times & Zoe Williams, Guardian
2/10 Daniel Finkelstein, The Times & Anna Mikhailova, Daily Telegraph
1/10 Rachel Sylvester, The Times & Marc Reeves, Birmingham Post
28/9 Katy Balls, Spectator
27/9 Henry Mance, FT
26/9 Polly Toynbee,....


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There is No Proxy War in Yemen "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Rannie Amiri | CounterPunch | October 19, 2018 Those in the Western media too busy to be bothered trying to understand the complexities, intricacies and nuances of the Middle East often resort to concluding nearly all conflicts there are some kind of proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran. This is usually out of []


China on notice as Americas next big enemy, right after Russia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

One wonders what went on in Russian minds during last months spectacle of US President Trump raking Beijing over the coals on accusations of meddling, in the upcoming US midterm elections, to try to undermine his trade policies.

Certainly the Chinese, who evidently didnt expect it, were shocked and outraged, but it was behavior to which Moscow was accustomed to being on the receiving end of this time aimed at someone else for a change.

Geng Shuang, Chinas Foreign Ministry spokesman, called Donald Trumps claims totally far-fetched and fictional, and advised the US side to stop its unwarranted accusations and slander against China and refrain from wrong words and deeds that might hurt our bilateral relations and fundamental interests.



US Impedes Efforts to Reconstruct War-Ravaged Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

PETER KORZUN | 19.10.2018 | WORLD / MIDDLE EAST US Impedes Efforts to Reconstruct War-Ravaged Syria The US is officially the largest donor in the world, but does it really care about those who suffer? Not so much. The administration believes nothing should be done unless it is in pursuit of political goals. International humanitarian aid has been cut []


Revealed: Met Police ignored Brexit campaign evidence for months "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Scotland Yard claimed it didnt receive key evidence about Leave campaigns until September. But the evidence was ready from May. They just didnt bother to collect it.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan was told by the Met that it hadn't "recieved" the documents, when really the police just hadn't bothered to pick them up. Image, Lee, Flickr, some rights reserved.

The Metropolitan Police Service ignored potential criminal evidence gathered by the Electoral Commission on three key pro-Brexit campaign groups for four months, openDemocracy can reveal.

Responding to widespread public criticism after openDemocracy revealed that the Met has not even begun an official investigation into Vote Leave, Arron Bankss Leave.EU and Darren Grimess BeLeave campaign, Scotland Yard this week told Londons mayor, Sadiq Khan, that it had only recently received the Electoral Commissions evidence and therefore has had only weeks to assess its importance.

However, we can reveal that the Met was informed by the Commission in both May and July that evidence was ready to be picked up.

Although the Brexit timetable was reaching critically important stages, Scotland Yard officers then took till late August before asking the Commission for its files, and took a further three weeks to pick them up.

In normal London traffic, the distance between Scotland Yards Embankment headquarters and the Commissions office in Bunhill Row in the City is around 15 minutes.

Commenting on the Mets failure to get round to collecting the evidence for months, and their attempts to blame the Electoral Commission, senior Labour MP Jon Trickett said that if politicians and their campaigns break the law, they should be treated just the same as everyone else.

Cynical or incompetence?

A Whitehall official with close ties...


NY Times Flashback October 20, 2016=> Hillary Clintons Chance of Winning Reaches 92% "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Two years ago today The New York Times, the paper of record, predicted a Hillary Clinton landslide.

The Times put Hillarys chances of winning at 92%.

Via Reddit The Donald:

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US Housing Turns into Buyers Market "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US Housing Turns into Buyers Market by Wolf Richter Wolf Street Forget the hype about a shortage of supply. In its report today on existing-home sales in September they fell by 4.1% from a year ago to the...

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Hungary Announces 10-Fold Jump in Gold Reserves "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In one of the most profound developments in the central bank gold market for a long time, the Hungarian National Bank, Hungarys central bank, has just announced a 10 fold jump in its monetary gold holdings. The central bank, known as Magyar Nemzeti Bank (MNB) in Hungarian, made the announcement in Budapest, Hungarys capital.

The details of Hungarys dramatic new gold purchase are as follows:

  • Before this month, Hungarys central bank held 3.10 tonnes of gold.

  • During the first two weeks of October, the Hungarian National Bank purchased 28.4 tonnes of gold.
  • This gold purchase raised the central banks gold holdings from 3.1 tonnes to 31.5 tonnes, i.e. a 1000% or 10-fold increase.

  • The Hungarian central bank had not altered its gold reserves since 1986, i.e. 32 years ago.
  • The 28.4 tonnes of gold was purchased in physical form, and its repatriation has already taken place to Hungary.
  • Interestingly, Hungary now holds the same amount of gold as it held 70 years ago.



Some of the newly purchased gold bars of the Hungarian central bank. This gold has also been repatriated to Hungary.

In conjunction with todays announcement in Budapest, the Hungarian National Bank put together a very interesting press release on its website (in Hungarian), which I have translated and edited, and which I think is worth reading in its entirety....


EMFs & RFs Constantly Invade Your Home Inflicting DNA Damage, But There Is Something You Can Do To Mitigate That, Protect Yourself & Your Loved Ones "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Catherine J. Frompovich Humans have been evolving on Planet Earth for many thousands of years enjoying an environment free of man-made electromagnetic (EMF) and...


Caravan Mother of 8, Leaving 6 Behind, Says March To U.S. Border Is For Jobs, Not Asylum "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It is an invasion force, they are marching under the flag of Honduras. Via Breitbart: One of the more than 4,000 migrants traveling in a caravan from Honduras through Mexico and eventually to the U.S.-Mexico border admits that she is seeking a job and a community more safe from drugs, neither of which would make []


Mexico: Migrant caravan members without a visa will be deported, says foreign ministry "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mexico sent federal police to its southern border Wednesday with a warning that they will detain and deport any members of a highly publicized migrant caravan who try to enter the country without a visa. The police officers arrived in two planes in Tapachula, a border city that is a popular waypoint for migrants coming up through Central America to cross into Mexico. Local media reports showed hundreds of agents deplaning, some carrying riot gear. In a statement released Wednesday evening, the Mexican foreign ministry said any of the caravan migrants entering the country "in an irregular manner" will be arrested and administratively deported if appropriate. Migrants who claim they are fleeing violence and want to petition for asylum must do so at the border, while remaining in a government-run camp for up to 45 days, the statement also said. The caravan, dubbed "March of the Migrant," formed in the northern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula on Friday, numbering about 150 migrants. It...


Dollars Reserve Status Slumps to 5 Year Lows "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Treasury International Capital flows showed Brazil the biggest buyer of Treasurys in August (followed by Ireland and France), but it was China and ally Japan that dumped the most Treasurys in the month

Brazil is Steve Mnuchins best friend

As China reduced their holdings of US Treasurys for the 3rd straight month

Japan flipped to a seller again in August back to the lowest holdings since October 2011

And while the Saudis were buying in August

the broad trend among other majors has been selling

All of which has driven the USDollars share of global central bank reserve to its lowest since 2013

And, according to economist Zach Pandl at Goldman Sachs, Washingtons aggressive policy against Moscow could be the biggest driver behind the recent fall of the dollars share of global central-bank reserves, who noted that Russias Central Bank sold some $85 billio...


I2C Bootloader for ATtiny85 Lets Other Micros Push Firmware Updates "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Timonel is designed for systems where there is a more powerful microcontroller or microprocessor running the show (such as an ESP8266, Arduino, or even a board like a Raspberry Pi.) In designs where the ATtinys are on an I2C bus performing peripheral functions such as running sensors, Timonel allows the firmware for these peripheral MCUs to be updated directly from the I2C bus master. Embedded below is a video demo of [casanovg] sending simple serial commands, showing a successful firmware update of an AVR ATtiny85 over I2C.

The ATtiny85 tends to show up a lot in many diminutive projects, like this Tiny Function Generator and Business Card Tetris.


Germany Is Fighting Back Against US Interference in European Energy Matters "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The United States and the European Union (EU) are at odds over more than just the Iran nuclear deal tensions surrounding energy policy have also become a flashpoint for the two global powerhouses.

In energy policy, the U.S. has been opposing the Gazprom-led and highly controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, which will follow the existing Nord Stream natural gas pipeline between Russia and Germany via the Baltic Sea. EU institutions and some EU members such as Poland and Lithuania are also against it, but one of the leaders of the EU and the end-point of the planned projectGermany supports Nord Stream 2 and sees the project as a private commercial venture that will help it to meet rising natural gas demand.

While the U.S. has been hinting this year that it could sanction the project and the companies involved in itwhich include not only Gazprom but also major European firms Shell, Engie, OMV, Uniper, and WintershallGermany has just said that Washington shouldnt interfere with Europes energy choices and policies.

I dont want European energy policy to be defined in Washington, Germanys Deputy Foreign Ministrer Andreas Michaelis said at a conference on trans-Atlantic ties in Berlin this week.

Germany has to consult with its European partners regarding the project, Michaelis said, and noted, as quoted by Reuters, that he was certainly not willing to accept that Washington is deciding at the end of the day that we should not rely on Russian gas and that we should not complete this pipeline project.

In July this year, U.S. President Donald Trump said at a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg that Germany is a captive of Russia because they supply.

Germany is tota...


UUP Conference: in a battle to save the Union from the DUP speeches & audio #UUP18 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The UUPs annual conference was dominated by messaging aimed at differentiating the party from its larger competitor in the run up to the local government elections.

I dont think Ive seen unionism in such a mess said Lord Empey as he addressed UUP delegates gathered at Armagh City Hotel in his role as party chairman. He said that November marks 15 years since the DUP took over the leadership of unionism.

In that time theyve turned the unionist majority into a minority; theyve turned moderate nationalists into republicans. We now have a reputation for incompetence and corrupt government for how can it possibly be that Sinn Fin is able to say that we must have integrity in government? Can you believe it? But that is where they have brought us A few weeks ago they [the DUP] were swaggering around Westminster as kingmakers; and now theyve turned themselves in their own words into ballbreakers.

He added: Weve replaced traditional unionism with, its like kids released into a sweetie shop, they cant keep their hands out of the jar.

Robin Swann worked references to boilers and key phrases from the RHI scandal into his leaders speech. There was no call for an early return to the political institutions at Stormont. RHI showed that there is a major piece of work needed before we can restore the institutions and as well as walking through his wish list for Stormont reforms, he called for the Secretary of State to appoint direct rule ministers.

The letters didnt fall off the backdrop, but a glitch with the high-tech video wall was a reminder that the UUP needs to tighten up on their messaging.

With no Westminster, Assembly or Executi...


Greece to expand territorial waters from 6 to 12 miles from the coastline "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Greece is poised to expand its sovereignty after 70 years, ex Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias revealed on Saturday during the handover ceremony to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras who has been sworn in as Foreign Minister as well. He said that Greece will extend its territorial waters from 6 miles now to 12 miles from the

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Download of DSLWP-B Moon and Earth pictures continues "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In a previous post I spoke about the images of the Moon and Earth taken by the Chinese lunar-orbiting satellite DSLWP-B between October 6 and 10. Some images taken during these days hadnt been downloaded yet. The activities have continued during this week by downloading the remaining images and taking and downloading new images. This is a report of the images downloaded between October 14 and 19.

All the dates and times mentioned in this post are UTC. These activities have been coordinated by Wei Mingchuan BG2BHC. The uplink of commands in the 2m Amateur satellite band has been done by Reinhard Khn DK5LA. The downloads have been received by the PI9CAM Dwingeloo radiotelescope during most of the sessions and also by Mike Rupprecht DK3WN, Imants Tukleris YL3CT and Dimitriy Borzenko 4Z5CP.

On 2016-10-14 at 12:16, the UHF transmitter was activated and an image was taken by the onboard Inory eye camera. This image was then downloaded.

Taken 2018-10-14 12:16. Downloaded 2018-10-14 12:22 to 13:00.

During the same session, an image taken on 2018-10-10 which hadnt been transmitted yet was downloaded. It was expected that the Earth would be visible in the image, and this was indeed the case.

Taken 2018-10-10 02:18. Downloaded 2018-10-14 13:15 to 13:52.

For this week, the following activation times were listed by Wei in Twitter. This is a novelty in that the UHF transmitter onboard DSLWP-B would be active for all days in the week (normally it is only active a couple of days per week). The goal was to take a series of several images and to download all of them, so many hours of activity would be needed for this.


Russians conduct Electronic Warfare in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Pentagons in-house tech incubator is trying to stop Russia from scrambling US battlefield signals in Syria, federal contract documents show.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or DARPA  has awarded at least $9.6 million worth of contracts over the past couple of months for radio systems designed to protect US signals used to call in air and artillery strikes. The agreements with US defense contractors Northrop Grumman and L3 Technologies come amid rising concerns that Russia could intercept and manipulate US targeting data.

DARPA says in contracting documents that the program aims to defend against a so-called kill chain, enabled by electronic warfare weapons, that could paralyze opponents and then pummel them with overwhelming firepower. Russia has deployed a bevy of electronic warfare systems in Syria to defend bases and air assets that are potentially capable of jamming and tricking US systems, experts say.

The US military recognizes that Russian electronic warfare capabilities are evolving to the point where they can pose a threat to US systems, said Samuel Bendett, a research analyst at CNA, a Washington-based defense think tank. When it comes to Syria, Russia has used it as a massive laboratory for its weapons.

The announcement of the DARPA program comes as US military officials are increasingly expressing worry, both privately and publicly, about the threat of Russian electronic warfare systems on the Syrian battlefield. In April, NBC News reported that the Russian military had jammed GPS signals to US drones in Syria, a technique first honed in Ukraine. US special operations chief Gen. Raymond Thomas has called the war-torn country the most aggressive [electronic warfare] environment on the planet.

The program will support Special Operations Command, the Marine Corp, and the Air Forces command tasked with rescuing missing US troops. A DARPA spokesman did not respond to requests for comment. A representative for L3 Technologies, one of the contract awardees for the radio technology, refused to answer Al-Monitors questions at the US Armys annual trade show last week.



Vasco da Gama returned from India in 1499, spending two years away with 300 days at sea travelling 24,000 miles "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Portuguese nobleman Vasco da Gama (1460-1524) sailed from Lisbon in 1497 on a mission to reach India and open a sea route from Europe to the East. After sailing down the western coast of Africa and rounding the Cape of Good Hope, his expedition made numerous stops in Africa before reaching the trading post of Calicut, India, in May 1498. Da Gama received a heros welcome back in Portugal, and was sent on a second expedition to India in 1502, during which he brutally clashed with Muslim traders in the region. Two decades later, da Gama again returned to India, this time as Portuguese viceroy; he died there of an illness in late 1524.

Vasco da Gamas Early Life and First Voyage to India

Born circa 1460, Vasco da Gama was the son of a minor nobleman who commanded the fortress at Sines, located on the coast of the Alentejo province in southwestern Portugal. Little else is known about his early life, but in 1492 King John II sent da Gama to the port city of Setubal (south of Lisbon) and to the Algarve region to seize French ships in retaliation for French attacks on Portuguese shipping interests.

Did you know?

Only 54 of his original crew of 170 men returned with him; the majority (including da Gamas brother Paolo) had died of illnesses such as scurvy.



FLASHBACK: Manufacturing Terrorism: Osama bin Laden's fighters train in Britain "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Scores of Muslim fundamentalists are receiving weapons training at secret locations across Britain so that they can join fighting groups headed by Osama Bin Laden, the world's most wanted terrorist, media reported today. Most of the trained militants head for Chechnya where fighters led by Bin Laden's International Islamic Front (IIF) are battling renewed Russian advances. Some of them are being sent to Kashmir, the report said. A Sunday Telegraph investigation has found that dozens of volunteers are being imparted training in the use of suns and explosives to prepare them for the military wing of the IIF. Many others are travelling abroad to Kosovo, Sudan, Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Kashmir in India to fight for mujahideen armies.


Ndudi Elumelu, Others Make INEC List As PDP Delta State House Of Rep Candidates "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ndudi Elumelu

LAGOS OCTOBER 20TH (URHOBOTDAY)-Former Member who represented Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency, in the Federal House of Representative, Rt. Hon. Ndudi Elumelu is among the Delta State PDP Candidates, who emerged victorious in the recent party primaries for the Federal Constituency Seats in the state, whose names were duly captured in the list of nominated candidates by the PDP National Working Committee that conducted the primaries and submitted the names to the Independent National Electoral Commission, before the close of Submission on Thursday 18th October, 2018 at Abuja.
The other Delta State PDP nominated Candidates for the Federal Constituency seats are; Rt. Hon. Nicholas Mutu (Bomadi/Patani Federal Constituency), Ben Ibakpa (Ethiope Federal Constituency), Rt. Hon. Victor Nwaokolo (Ika Federal Constituency) and Leo Ogor (Isoko Federal Constituency)
Also submitted to INEC by the PDP National Working Committee that conducted the Delta PDP primaries, were the names of; Ossai Nicholas Ossai (Ndokwa/Ukwuani Federal Constituency) Efe Afe (Okpe Federal Constituency), Julius Pondi (Burutu Federal Constituency), Samuel Marriere (Ughelli Federal Constituency) and
Thomas Ereyitomi (Warri Federal Constituency)
Disclosing this to journalist in Abuja, Rt. Hon. Ndudi...


FLASHBACK: MI5 stopped Scotland Yard taking Islamist hate preacher Anjem Choudary down, sources claim "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The security services repeatedly prevented Scotland Yard from pursuing criminal investigations against hate preacher Anjem Choudary, it has been claimed. Met counter-terror officers often felt they enough evidence to build a case against the radicalising cleric, only to be told to hang fire by MI5, because he was crucial to one of their on-going investigations, a source has claimed. The situation led to tension between the two sides with police feeling "frustrated" that Choudary was not being brought to justice, the source added. After almost 20-years at the forefront of radical Islam in Britain, Choudary was finally convicted of a terrorism offence last month and faces up to ten years in prison when he is sentenced on September 6.


MIB: Barbara Kahn, Marketing Professor at Wharton "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This week on Masters in Business radio podcast, I speak with Barbara E. Kahn, Professor of Marketing at The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania, author of The Shopping Revolution: How Successful Retailers Win Customers in an Era of Endless Disruption. She discusses how retailers are responding to the challenge posed by online and Amazon via an

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Insurance Companies Arent Covering Cell Phone and WiFi Radiation Exposure Risk "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By B.N. Frank Even though we covered insurance companies not wanting to do business with telecoms before this information seems worth sharing again because...


Leaping in "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From the BBC's Home Affairs Correspondent yesterday:

Note though how, if some people don't want to talk about the Sikh ringleader of the Huddersfield paedophile gang and want to keep the focus on Muslims, other people (with just as much of an agenda) just can't wait to make a point about it not quite being an all-Muslim gang:

...though it may be that Dominic Casciani has leaped too soon there (see link).

Update: Comments could be going better for Dom:


Jamal Khashoggi's murder is another test for the West. Will it fail that one too? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Western countries supported the military coup in Egypt and chose not to intervene in Syria. Are they about to fail another test of humanity?


NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

New Dawn FM News

A Bougainville Construction company today proved too many critics that it can get contracts and complete the project.
GENIC INVESTMENTS this afternoon handed the keys to the ABG Presidents Villa which took them three years to complete.
The certificate of completion was presented by the ABG Technical Department this week after they inspected the building which will be officially opened next Thursday.
The cliff side building could become the STATE HOUSE if Bougainvilleans decide to be independent after the Bougainville referendum next year.
The house on the hill has a million dollar view overlooking the Buka Passage,
The sea and the hills towards mainland Bougainville.



Politico report says Russiagaters should prepare to kiss my ass "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In a new article titled "Mueller report PSA: Prepare for disappointment", Politico cites information provided by defense attorneys and "more than 15 former government officials with investigation experience spanning Watergate to the 2016 election case" to warn everyone who's been lighting candles at their Saint Mueller altars that their hopes of Trump being removed from office are about to be dashed to the floor. "While [Mueller is] under no deadline to complete his work, several sources tracking the investigation say the special counsel and his team appear eager to wrap up," Politico reports. "The public, they say, shouldn't expect a comprehensive and presidency-wrecking account of Kremlin meddling and alleged obstruction of justice by Trump - not to mention an explanation of the myriad subplots that have bedeviled lawmakers, journalists and amateur Mueller sleuths," the report also says, adding that details of the investigation may never even see the light of day.


Why some people's allergies get worse in the fall "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While hay fever and allergies caused by trees are usually associated with springtime, seasonal allergies can also spike during the early fall months. Cool autumn air harbors irritants that can be just as unpleasant as pollen. Allergens from trees and grasses float through the air in spring, summer and fall, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). These particles can enter a person's nose, eyes, ears and mouth, triggering an allergic reaction. "The most common fall allergy is ragweed, which pollinates from August 15 to early October through most of the United States and parts of Europe," said Dr. Jay M. Portnoy, chief of allergy, asthma and immunology at Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics in Kansas City, Mich. "It causes hayfever, with symptoms that include sneezing, runny nose, stuffy nose, itchy nose and itchy, watery eyes."


Polio spreading, Herd Immunity and Blaming the Antivaxers (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Polio spreading, Herd Immunity and Blaming the Antivaxers Video The Patriot Nurse With the spread of a new polio-like disease, many folks are both worried and scared. Are the antivaxers to blame for this? Well delve into this today!...

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Medicinal herbs that might live in your backyard "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Last summer, I was helping my mom garden some of the beds in the back of her house when we stumbled upon something that looked too amazing to be true. A gorgeous Reishi mushroom was growing on the stump of a hemlock tree underneath the fence between her and her neighbor's yard! You know, Reishi, the "king of herbs" in Chinese medicine? Scientifically known as Ganoderma and believed by ancient Taoists to be a core ingredient in the elixir of everlasting life? Yup, right there in my mom's quaint little yard about 60 miles outside of New York City. I had heard there were some great mushroom harvests to be had in the woods north of her home, but finding one in her shrubs was definitely unexpected.


Missing anyone, John? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Not the Deputy First Minister of Scotland

Talking of John Sweeney (who Kirsty Wark introduced last night as 'John Swinney', confusing him with the SNP Deputy First Minister of Scotland!), his Newsnight report on Jamal Khashoggi contained a classic partisan BBC moment. It began:
The House of Saud is built on a sea of oil. Whoever holds the Crown has the key to unimaginable wealth and that has brought the ruling houses of the United States to Riyadh's door time and time again. First, the House of Bush, and now, the House of Trump. 
"First, the House of Bush, and now, the House of Trump"? What about the House of Clinton and the House of Obama?

What possible reason could they be for John Sweeney of the BBC to say that and show those two Republican presidents in the company of the Saudi monarchy and not show, say, Barack Obama bowing to the Saudi king? Or footage of Bill and Hillary Clinton's highlighting their close ties to the Saudis?

The only explanation I can think of why John Sweeney failed to mention Democratic presidents like Bill Clinton and Barack Obama is that he was engaging in a spot of pure partisan hackery.


These are the scariest Halloween costumes ever "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Zombies, ghouls, and miscellaneous brain-dead monsters:

Its for a homeschooling conference titled Teach Them Diligently, with the motto Strengthen Your Family Through Biblical Homeschooling. Would you pay money to have these jokers teach your children lies?

Hmmm. Ive got a strong family with children who grew up to make me proud, and we never had to indoctrinate them in biblical foolishness to accomplish that. What does their audience have to be so insecure about? That maybe, unless they lie really loudly, their children will grow up to ask questions and abandon dogma? Most of us consider that to be a desirable outcome.


Mouse Underlaying: Global Key and Mouse Listener Based on an Almost Invisible Window with Local List "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Submitted via IRC for AndyTheAbsurd


Keyloggers are serious threats for computer users both private and commercial. If an attacker is capable of installing this malware on the victim's machine then he or she is able to monitor keystrokes of a user. This keylog contains login information. As a consequence, protection and detection techniques against keyloggers become increasingly better. This article presents the method of Mouse Underlaying for creating a new kind of software based keyloggers. This method is implemented in Java for testing countermeasures concerning keylogger protection, virtual keyboard, signatures and behavior detection by anti-virus programs. Products of various manufacturers are used for demonstration purposes. All of them failed without an exception. In addition, the reasons why these products failed are analyzed, and moreover, measures against Mouse Underlaying are developed based on the demonstration results.


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Thousands of migrant caravan invaders break through Mexico border fence Video "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We must stop allowing the devils of MSM dictate our language. The thousands of Hondurans and Guatemalans are NOT a migrant caravan. They are INVADERS. And as you can see from news videos and the pic below, like the Muslim Continue reading


Islamic State frees six Syrian Druze women, children 'after $27m ransom paid' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Syrian Observatory says release of civilians taken in Sweida is first part of a deal that will see Syria free at least 60 IS members


Foods that sabotage your brain "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Could there be a food-based cure for schizophrenia, bipolar, and depressive disorders? It is my firm conviction that diet - both what it may be deficient in as well as its potential toxicity - can cause what we label as mental illness. In medical school, we learn about the mental repercussions of nutrient deficiencies such as Beriberi (thiamin), Pellagra (niacin), and B12-deficiency induced dementia. We know that minerals such as magnesium and zinc are critical cofactors for basic functions, and that fatty acids are essential in the support of cell membrane health. I believe in a partnership with my patients; however, my most paternalistic mandate, as a psychiatrist, is that of a gluten and casein free dietary trial.


Gold-Stock Sentiment Shifting "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Gold-Stock Sentiment Shifting by Adam Hamilton Zeal, LLC The gold miners stocks have been largely ignored and neglected for years.  Speculators and investors wanted little to do with them for various reasons.  But that apathetic sentiment is finally starting...

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Glazov Moment: Amazon Supports Female Genital Mutilation? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In this new Jamie Glazov Moment, Jamie focuses on Amazon Supports Female Genital Mutilation?, unveiling how Americas electronic commerce company is descending into the moral sewer. Dont miss it! Subscribe to the Glazov Gangs YouTube Channel and follow us on Twitter: @JamieGlazov. Please donate through our Pay Pal account. And pre-order Jamies new book, Jihadist []


The healing benefits of fever "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Fever is generally regarded as an enemy to be fought and defeated. The majority of patients and their families feel fear at the appearance of a fever, a fear that grows stronger with the intensity of the fever and faithfully follows its ups and downs. Peace of mind for the patient or the parent of a feverish child returns only when the fever has vanished. Yet fever is an intentional action produced by the body to defend itself. Fever's beneficial nature has been emphasised by numerous health professionals. douard Auber (1804-1873), an expert on the work of Hippocrates, states in his own Philosophie de la medicine, "Fever is one of the most powerful healing methods employed by nature."


Tech giant faces crucial decision over Saudi ties "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An international tech giant is facing tough scrutiny over its ties to Saudi Arabia after the killing of a dissident journalist.Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank has been silent over the controversy even as scores of other companies have...

15:06 Hacked by Beto ORourke Supporters "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Guest post by Joe Hoft come has been hacked by BetoORourke supporters.  Its currently unknown how long this has been the case and how long it is going to be this way.

Democrat Beto ORourke may not be able to win the election so hes hacking Cruzs webpage.





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The lost art of concentration: being distracted in a digital world "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We check our phones every 12 minutes, often just after waking up. Always-on behaviour is harmful to long-term mental health, and we need to learn to the hit the pause button. It is difficult to imagine life before our personal and professional worlds were so dominated and "switched on" via smartphones and the other devices that make us accessible and, crucially, so easily distractible and interruptible every second of the day. This constant fragmentation of our time and concentration has become the new normal, to which we have adapted with ease, but there is a downside: more and more experts are telling us that these interruptions and distractions have eroded our ability to concentrate. We have known for a long time that repeated interruptions affect concentration. In 2005, research carried out by Dr Glenn Wilson at London's Institute of Psychiatry found that persistent interruptions and distractions at work had a profound effect. Those distracted by emails and phone calls saw a...


How Wall Street Drove Public Pensions Into Crisis and Pocketed Billions in Fees "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

U.S. District Attorney Preet Bharara announces charges against Navnoor Kang, a former portfolio manager at the New York State Common Retirement Fund, and two broker-dealers, Deborah Kelley and Gregg Schonhorn, for participating in a "pay-for-play" scheme on Dec. 21, 2016 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)


Tom Fittons Video Weekly Update ISIS in Guatemala?? (Videos) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tom Fittons Video Weekly Update ISIS in Guatemala?? Videos Judicial Watch Files Bar Complaint Against Kavanaugh Accusers Lawyers

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Investigative journalism or violation of law?: Intern who recorded McCaskill staff had access to voter info, campaign says "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A conservative activist with Project Veritas posed as an intern with U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill's campaign and had access to voter information, according to a stack of documents McCaskill's lawyer delivered to Attorney General Josh Hawley's office Friday. Project Veritas, a conservative activist group run by James O'Keefe, released surreptitiously-recorded videos of McCaskill and her campaign this week as part of series of undercover videos meant to damage Democratic candidates ahead of next month's mid-term election. McCaskill's re-election fight with Hawley could decide control of the U.S. Senate. An employee of Project Veritas approached McCaskill's campaign in May and expressed an interest in volunteering and interning on the campaign, according to an affidavit from McCaskill's Columbia field director Luke Tonant.


Emerging economies stockpiling gold in expectation of US dollar banking system collapse "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Countries around the world are turning to gold as uncertainty about the global economy rises. Trade wars and the aggressive policies of the United States are making emerging economies withdraw from dollar assets, analysts told RT. "In the near future we can witness a big change in the rules of the game. At the beginning of the year, developing countries were the first to feel investor panic. If a crisis in Latin America and South Asia doesn't surprise anybody, now is the time to worry about the largest economies of the world," Mikhail Mashchenko, an analyst at the social network for investors eToro in Russia and CIS told RT. "The aggressive US policy in recent years has forced some countries to look for an alternative to the dollar and replenish their gold reserves. Worries about the future growth of global economy are an additional incentive for purchases. Many question Donald Trump's protectionism," the analyst added.


Spains Supreme Court Flip-Flops on Mortgage Ruling After Just 1 Day Amid Bank Stocks Bloodbath, Legal Shitstorm Erupts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Plunging bank stocks got the Courts attention, or something.

That was fast: Spains Supreme Court on Friday flip-flopped on its own ruling announced on Thursday that had sent bank stocks plunging.

It started like this: Thursday morning, Spains Supreme Court did something nobody was expecting. It ruled that the countrys banks must pay stamp duty on mortgage loans, which would set them back billions of euros in legal fees and compensation while heaping further pressure on their lending business. News of the ruling sent many of the banks shares tumbling to new lows for the year while also heaping pressure on Spains ten-year bonds.

The Supreme Court states that the person who must pay the stamp duty in the public deeds of loans with mortgage guarantees is the lender, not the one who receives the loan, the court said in a document. The court ruling on Thursday, which overturned a previous ruling in the banks favor earlier this year, was final, the Supreme Court said on Thursday.

But by lunchtime Friday, the court had decided to suspend the ruling in light of the acute economic and social impact it was having meaning the banks were in trouble!

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Voter Registration Is Inherently Racist "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

And several other reasons that the midterm elections are testing how far some states can go in disenfranchising certain voters.


California Teen Who Fatally Shot His Drunk Dad To Protect His Mother From Abuse Will Not Be Charged, Police Say "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Must of have had a legal California gun. Via MEAWW: Police in California has confirmed that they will not charge a 16-year-old in the fatal shooting of his father after they concluded that he acted in self-defense. It was determined that the boy, whose name has been withheld because of his juvenile status, had shot []


Microplastics found in 90 percent of table salt "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A new study looked at sea, rock, and lake salt sold around the world. Here's what you need to know. Microplastics were found in sea salt several years ago. But how extensively plastic bits are spread throughout the most commonly used seasoning remained unclear. Now, new research shows microplastics in 90 percent of the table salt brands sampled worldwide. Of 39 salt brands tested, 36 had microplastics in them, according to a new analysis by researchers in South Korea and Greenpeace East Asia. Using prior salt studies, this new effort is the first of its scale to look at the geographical spread of microplastics in table salt and their correlation to where plastic pollution is found in the environment.


Beto Who? President Trump CANT FIND VENUE BIG ENOUGH for Houston Rally with Senator Ted Cruz 77,800 People Already Signed Up! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

President Trump is unable to find a location where he can hold all his followers that want to see him and Senator Ted Cruz in Houston, Texas.

The Texas Tribune reported that the original site that President Trump set up for the rally in Houston is too small so they found a bigger venue

President Donald Trumps rally Monday in Houston with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has been moved to a bigger venue.

Originally set to take place at the NRG Arena, the event will now be held at the Toyota Center, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale announced in a tweet Thursday afternoon, describing the demand for tickets as HUGE and unprecedented. The Toyota Center can hold about twice as many people as NRG Arena roughly 10,000 versus 19,000.

Trump set expectations high set two months ago, when he announced he would come to Texas in October to hold a rally with Cruz at the biggest stadium we can find.

The Toyota Center is the home of the professional basketball team, the Houston Rockets.  This was the largest venue that the President could find that was available for the event with Senator Cruz.   But now it looks like even this wont be enough.

According to FOX News

At least 77,000 people have signed up for President Trumps Houston rally on Monday to support incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, who is locked in the Texas Senate battle with Democratic Congressman Beto ORourke. 

The Houston Chronicle reported that Houston police will....


US and Russian defense ministers meet for the first time, Mattis expresses condolences on Kerch tragedy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis met his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoigu for the first time on Saturday. After shaking hands, the two men briefly talked about the recent horrific school shooting in Kerch. Shoigu and Mattis spoke with each other on the sidelines of a defense and security-themed event in Singapore, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. The officials met while making their way to a conference hall for a planned session with defense ministers of the ASEAN nations. The Pentagon chief expressed his condolences regarding the recent deadly tech college shooting in the Russian city of Kerch. On Wednesday, an 18-year-old student entered the school premises armed with a hunting shotgun and killed 20 people, most of whom were his teenage schoolmates.


Khashoggi: a danse macabre & the New RealityTM "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Catte Black The Khashoggi incident continues to roll out in screaming headlines. The confession that the journalist died in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul is the latest twist, an indicator of the struggle to control narrative. The manufactured crisis is being used not solely to demonise NATOs erstwhile best buds, the house of Saud, but also to further isolate and discredit Trump in nice time for the November elections. Trump is currently being bashed by the Dems for doing what they and everyone else was doing a few weeks ago viz cozying up to the mass-murderers and selling them weapons. With shameless opportunism the same people who ignored the slaughter in Yemen as recently as a week ago are now appalled by it. Aware that the speed of the change might make them look like the sold-out moral blanks they actually are, Jonathan Freedland and Max Fisher (amongst others) are inventing vomit-inducing excuses for why they just hadnt got round to noticing the dead children until the deep state told them to care. They


Vegans, Ranchers and Regenerators Unite: Why Fake Meat and Eliminating Livestock Are Really Bad Ideas "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Forget about the "Impossible Burger" and other fake meats, and forget getting rid of the world's livestock. It's going to take a regeneration of all living creatures--humans, wild animals, livestock, plants, trees and soil microorganisms--working in harmony to build a new world on the ruins of the old.


How the BDS movement convinced Transparent creator Jill Soloway to shoot in L.A. instead of Israel "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

OK, so Jill Soloways new book, She Wants It, which I blurbed, opens the doors to the backstory of how a BDS campaign influenced Transparent, ie US corporate television, for the first time. And while Jill and I have completely different lenses and focuses and details, we agree on the key facts: Transparent was profoundly affected by the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement due to Jills willingness to talk, listen, and rethink.

So since they address these events in their book, here are the bare bones facts as I understand them: At some point Jill decided that Season Four would be shot in Israel. Despite objections from some people inside the Transparent apparatus, they planned on bringing the actors and crew to Israel to film, and I believe that Amazon higher ups had approved this plan, that in fact the location scouting had begun.

The cover of Jill Solloways memory She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy.

The problem was that there is a Boycott of Israel, called in 2005 by the Palestine Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), a nonviolent strategy to face down Israeli violence with international boycotts of everything having to do with the Israeli State. What made the specter of Transparent violating the boycott such a crisis, was that it had the extra special problem of Pinkwashing legitimzing the Israeli status quo through queer images. The nightmare of all of the Pinkwashing that would accompany Transparent in Israel was really scary. It would have been used to display Israel falsely as a seat of tolerance, while Palestinians are murdered daily, and apartheid laws escalate with regularity. It would have associated trans people with apartheid, and set us all back.

I received an email alerting me to this situation, and I immediately went to Jewish Voice for Peace, where I sit on the Advisory Board. I wrote to Jill and asked them for a conversation, spoke to people inside Transparent who did not want the show to film in Israel, and had been bringing in information internally. For the next 3 months a campaign of conversation was organized.

Now, as someone who does this kind of thing regularly, u...


Syrian state media reports over 60 civilians killed in US-led coalition airstrikes in Deir ez-Zor "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

At least 62 civilians have been killed in a US Air Force attack on two villages near Deir ez-Zor city, Syrian state news agency Sana has reported. The airstrikes, which targeted the villages of Sousse and Bubradan, also injured a number of civilians, according to the agency. US forces have been in Syria since September 2014, working with some militias to fight Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in the country. Deir ez-Zor province where the airstrike took place is included into the US-led locations. Islamic State is controlling large parts of Deir ez-Zor's territory. According to the Russian MoD, this is clearly a result of "inaction of the US-backed armed units."


With gold rallying, youll want to be at the New Orleans Investment Conference "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With gold rallying, youll want to be at the New Orleans Investment Conference by Chris Powell GATA TDC Note If you have never attended this is a great conference where you have the ability to meet all the...

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Saudi princes are real GEMs, just like our Republican overlords "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The latest excuse from Saudi Arabia for the death of Jamal Khashoggi is that he started it he started a fist fight with a team of 15 professional killers, and they had to defend themselves by hacking him apart with a bonesaw. Our president* might well be willing to accept that story, but its out of character for Khashoggi and not compatible with the intent of Mohammed bin Salman and the ruling class of Saudi Arabia.

The murder is nothing new: the regime has been vicious and repressive for a long time, and this is just one case that has erupted into the public eye it is actually a major error by Mohammed bin Salman, who has been trying to misrepresent himself as a progressive reformer. Hes not. Hes just another criminal thug who has been handed vast sums of money and excessive power by an archaic political system. Weve seen all the warning signs that he was not a power for reform. Remember Raif Badawi?

The kingdom has long been an absolute monarchy that does not tolerate open dissent, but this kind of repression is new. In earlier times, Saudi rulers restricted behavior, often under severe interpretations of Islamic law, and carried out barbaric punishments. We have often called attention to the unjust treatment of blogger Raif Badawi, who was arrested in 2012 and sentenced to 1,000 lashes 50 were delivered in a public square in Jeddah before it was stopped and 10 years in prison for online posts that challenged the religious authorities to allow a more pluralistic and moderate practice of Islam. The system was intolerant and harsh.

The powers-that-be in Saudi Arabia have been reshaping their laws to allow themselves greater latitude to oppress.

Almost all prosecutions of political and human rights activists have been channeled through the Specialized Criminal Court, originally established in 2008 to handle terrorism cases, where defendants often do not have lawyers during the investigative phase, and pretrial detentions can be arbitrary and lengthy. In October 2017, the kingdom updated its counterterrorism law, which was already overly broad, to add a host of tripwires to criminalize free expression. For example, the definition of terrorism was extended to those who describe the king or crown prince in any way offensive to religion or justice.

Oh, great. Now Im a terrorist, because Im going to openly say that the king and crown prince are goddamn evil motherfuckers.

That actually felt good. Im going to have to curse the elites of Saudia Arabian society more often.

I remember, once upon a time...


'We are not mindless NPCs,' chant nation's liberals in perfect unison "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

After a rapidly spreading meme compared liberals to mindless, computer-controlled characters from RPGs and video games, liberals across the country all argued against the meme at the same time, chanting, "We are not mindless NPCs" in perfect unison. Having apparently received a memo from top mainstream media outlets, all liberals around the country dutifully stood up, walked outside, tilted their heads toward the sky, and shouted the slogan for a full minute. "We are not mindless NPCs, we are not mindless NPCs, we are not mindless NPCS" could be heard echoing through the streets of every major metropolitan area in the nation.


Mohammed bin Salman put in charge of 'intel purge' following Khashoggi death "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been appointed to head a ministerial committee tasked with restructuring the General Intelligence Agency, after its deputy director was sacked amid the Khashoggi death scandal. The decision to appoint MbS to head the restructuring process came after King Salman issued a decree firing the agency's vice president, Ahmed bin Hassan bin Mohammed Asiri. The King has also issued orders to terminate some officers and appoint new ones within the primary intelligence agency of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The committee tasked with overhauling the command of the general intelligence agency will include the country's Interior Ministry, the Foreign Ministry, and the chief of homeland security. The team will look at evaluating the methods and procedures of the agency and will set guidelines to determine the agency's powers. The task force will have a month to provide a progress report to the King.


Ukraine government hikes gas prices for population by 25% as part of deal with IMF "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Kiev has announced that Ukrainians will have to pay nearly 25 percent more for gas starting from November. The decision follows an agreement with the International Monetary Fund that demands increases as part of aid program. "Starting from November 1, gas prices will increase only by 23.5 percent. Not by 60 percent. This is what we managed to achieve with incredible efforts as a result of negotiations," Ukrainian Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman said on Friday. Comment: Trying to make bad news look good. The population won't be happy with this price hike. The prime minister noted that the Ukrainian government had been negotiating with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to remove the issue of raising gas prices from the agenda of cooperation with the organization.


Kuwait-Turkey military cooperation alarms Saudi Arabia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Turkey has recently signed a military cooperation agreement with Kuwait, member of the six-state Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). According to the agreement, signed during the Turkey-Kuwait Military Cooperation Committee meeting, the two countries are planning to share their military experiences and coordinate their activities beginning in 2019.


Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and Longview Papers Endorse Beto for Senator, Justin Nelson~Attorney General "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Vicente Fox Endorses Beto! Fruits of the Battle of the Editorial Pages, my strategic focus on races: endorsements have started coming in, starting with a colossal bang, the largest city's newspaper, the key to victory for Democrats, especially Beto and Attorney General candidate, Justin Nelson. There will be more endorsements soon; they will be like a might tide sweeping to victories, provided we are able toprevent vote theft.


Moria: Shockingly vulgar verbal attack by policeman at elderly migrant (video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Recorded footage with the disgraceful swearing and bulling against an elderly migrant woman in the camp of Moria on the island of Lesvos has been widely circulating on social and mainstream media and websites on Saturday. Many Greek declare that they feel utterly ashamed. The scene takes place after the meal portions distributed to Moria

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IDF boosts military presence on Gaza border while politicians call for war "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Israel has boosted its military presence along the border with Gaza amid top politicians' calls for a full-scale military campaign like the conflict of 2014, to put an end to the violence and rocket attacks that it links to Hamas. The IDF has stationed around 60 tanks and armored personnel carriers at a deployment area near the Palestinian border, according to Reuters, in what may be the largest military maneuver from Israel since 2014's Operation Protective Edge. In the latest exchange this week, a rocket from Gaza hit the southern Israeli city of Be'er Sheva, damaging a house, while another fell into the sea. In a series of retaliatory airstrikes Tuesday night, the IDF killed one Palestinian and injured several more, targeting eight "terrorist locations."


Fake News, 9/11, and MSNBC "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Except for the New York Times and various websites, my wife and I rely primarily on MSNBC to keep up with the news. Two of our favorites are Chris Hayes and Rachel Maddow, because they are both brilliant and entertaining. However, while I like the way they cover most stories, their treatment of 9/11 is disappointing.


Crimea college shooter: What is known so far about 18-year-old student "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The worst school shooting in Russia's history has sparked a series of inaccurate and contradictory media reports. Here are the main questions that still need to be answered, and the most accurate information we have so far. What drove Vladislav Roslyakov to kill? When an 18-year old described by his classmates as a "calm and quiet" C-grade student executes a plan that kills 20 others, before dying himself without leaving a suicide note, having previously scrubbed his online presence, this is going to give rise to speculation. One portrait emerges of an archetypal loner, who "was difficult to talk to, and didn't have any friends," according to his own father. An online acquaintance told RT that Roslyakov confessed to her that he "planned to kill himself," but first would "take revenge on those who humiliated him for being different" (another said his issue was with "mean teachers" at his vocational college, where he was studying to be a construction electrician).


Israel lobbyists smear Khashoggi as 'terrorist who deserved to die' in order to maintain Saudi alliance "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Even as headlines around the world say that it murdered a critical journalist, Saudi Arabia has some friends in the U.S. The Israel lobby is going to bat for the theocratic dictatorship over the alleged killing of Jamal Khashoggi. Last night on i24 news, EJ Kimball, an Israel advocate at the Middle East Forum, suggested that Khashoggi deserved to die. The journalist's "ties to al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood" raise "a whole lot of other issues" about the Saudi tradition of exporting terror, Kimball said. The much bigger picture, he said, is the new Saudi Arabia taking on Iran. Josh Block of the Israel Project made a similar allegation about Khashoggi two nights back. Pro-Al-Qaeda media are pushing the Khashoggi story, Block said, "because Khashoggi was a radical Islamist terrorist ally who was close to Osama Bin Ladin, ISIS, Hamas & wanted to overthrow the Saudi ruling royals, who oppose both the Sunni terrorists, sponsored by Turkey & Qatar, as well as Irans's Shia...


Eu sou Jair Bolsonaro "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

TOPSHOT - Brazil's right-wing presidential candidate for the Social Liberal Party (PSL) Jair Bolsonaro gestures during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 11, 2018. - The far-right frontrunner to be Brazil's next president, Jair Bolsonaro, stumbled othe eve by spooking previously supportive investors, while a spate of violent incidents pointed to deep polarization caused by the election race. (Photo by Mauro Pimentel / AFP) (Photo credit should read MAURO PIMENTEL/AFP/Getty Images)


The Wests Double Standards: Skripal and Khashoggi "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Wests Double Standards: Skripal and Khashoggi

Skripal and Khashoggi: West Manufactures Absurd Fantasy to Pin on Russia, Lets Saudi Get Away With Chopping up WaPo Journalist Alive

Finian Cunningham

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Trump touts Saudi arms deal while talking sanctions over Khashoggi death "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US President Donald Trump has again warned that Saudi Arabia will face consequences if it was behind the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi - but he also suggested that Washington will not be axing its arms deal with Riyadh. When a reporter, employing some lingo previously used by the president, asked Trump what "severe consequences" against Saudi Arabia would entail, the president had a rather vague answer. "I think it's too early to say," he said, while stressing that it's "very serious stuff" and "something we don't like" if Riyadh was indeed behind Khashoggi's murder. He added that Congress would be involved when it came to determining an appropriate response. However, he once again touted the arms deal between Washington and Riyadh, citing the $450 billion and 600,000 jobs it is bringing into the country, and adding that it would be "very hurtful" to the US if it was dropped.


At least 6 killed in landslide after heavy rain in Oaxaca, Mexico "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Four children and two women died on Thursday in a landslide in San Pedro Ocotepec in the Oaxaca state in Mexico, according to the state Civil Protection Coordinator Heliodoro Diaz. Emergency authorities are looking for other survivors in the incident zone. The landslide happened due to strong rains in Oaxaca. Two houses were buried in the landslide. Diaz reported that local authorities continue with search and rescue tasks in the Mixe zone. The Mexican army is expected to support these tasks as well as the State Police.


Re: Attempting to patch ghostscript-9.25 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Jordan Glover on Oct 20

Original Message

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All of its contents will be included in future release anyway.



US attempts to create civil war in Ukraine's Orthodox Church "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church's efforts to obtain autocephaly, or what can for all practical intents and purposes be regarded as independence, from the Moscow Patriarchate threatens to spark a spiritual civil war that could result in yet another schism within Christianity. Kiev recently received permission from the Holy Synod of the Constantinople Patriarchate to go forward with its plans to break from Moscow and found its own church, which it claims will free the country from Russian influence. Moscow, for its part, fiercely objects to this hostile move and expressed serious concern over the fate of its church's property and the safety of its believers in an increasingly ultra-nationalist Ukraine. It also vowed to protect them through all legal means at its disposal. The issue is extremely sensitive because Kiev is regarded as the historic cradle of Russian civilization, which is one of the reasons why the aftermath of the American-backed spree of urban terrorism popularly...


Feeding birds in the USA "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video from the USA says about itself:

10 July 2018

Whats your favorite feeder bird? We put together this short video with a few of our favorites, in honor of Bird Academys Feeder Birds: Identification and Behavior course. Do you agree with our choices? Tell us your favorites in the comments!


Stealth Operation Initialized, Deep State SA Mission Fail (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Stealth Operation Initialized, Deep State SA Mission Fail Video QX22 Report Leakers are being arrested left and right, an FBI agent has been arrested, government officials have been recently arrested, the Sessions crack down is here. Trump warns Central...

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The Late Movie: The Ipcress File (1965) Michael Caine "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Classic movie,but watch now to avoid takedown

Remember seeing this in local cinema in my teens.

Great cast


Berto Jongman: Josh Lefkowitz Undressing Online Collection Strategies "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Berto Jongman

Collection Strategies: The Key Differentiator Among Threat Intelligence Vendors

Useful paragraph:

Because many of the adversaries who frequent these forums dont operate in English, gaining access can only be done by human analysts with the necessary linguistic skills. And in many cases, simply being fluent in Russian, Arabic, Mandarin, Turkish, Farsi, Spanish, French, or other languages isnt enoughanalysts also need a keen understanding of the cultural nuances, social norms, idioms, and slang that exist within such communities. Despite promising advances in artificial intelligence and automation, such tools arent yet capable of mimicking the level of human expertise required to collect data from these types of sources.

Read full article.

Phi Beta Iota: As long as you remember that online sources are 1% of 1% and no one is doing overt human sources properly, you will know where you arein the shit.

See Also:

Steele, Robert, Royal Danish Defence College: Lecture by Robert Steele on Open Source Intelligence Done Right, Copenhagen, Denmark: Royal Danish Defence College, April 18, 2016.  OFFICIAL VIDEO 59 Minutes.

Steele, Robert. Robert Steele on OSINT Why and How, Copenhagen, Denmark: Government of Denmark, April 18-20, 2016, as commissioned and presented to military, police, and national services.  BRIEFING


Complete List of Muellers Junk Indictments: More Than 4 of 5 Are Made-Up Russians, Will Never See US Courtroom "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

The Mueller witch hunt is reaching new heights. With their suspicious indictment yesterday, the corrupt Mueller team has now indicted 37 individuals and 3 companies, with more than 4 out of 5 of the indicted individuals related to Russians who may not even be real and probably had nothing to do with our 2016 election.

Dirty and Corrupt Cop Robert Mueller and his team of conflicted liberal attorneys and investigators are seeing their unconstitutional witch hunt fall apart. It seems like on a daily basis more and more information becomes available of the entire gangs unlawful acts. In spite of this, they charge forward working with their mainstream media (MSM) to report their unlawful and phony leaks planned to keep their criminal conspiracy alive. Yesterdays actions were no different.

Corrupt and dirty cop Mueller started the witch hunt more than one year ago, on May 17, 2017, and began looking into individuals with any relationship with President Trump. Muellers team were not interested in crimes that President Trump committed. There are none. Instead, Mueller went after anyone with any relationship to the President and any other fake indictments with Russians they could create. Muellers entire team has serious conflicts of interest and his investigation is unconstitutional, but this has not deterred Mueller.

Dirty Cop Mueller and his team went ahead and indicted some individuals related to the President and then they apparently made up other individuals out of thin air and indicted them too. Heres an updated list of the indictments and their current status.

Yesterdays Indictment of One Lonely Russian Woman Accountant

Yesterday DAG Rod Rosenstein announced that the Mueller team was indicting a female accountant in Russia for creating more than 400 posts on Facebook that the DOJ says were inflammatory.  Nobody saw the posts but thats beside the point.  Oh my, a Russian accountant posted on Facebook (probably in Russian)!

The Deep State thinks Americans are idiots.  And the Deep State knows the libera...

Systemd Adds Feature To Fallback Automatically To Older Kernels On Failure "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Systemd's latest feature is the concept of "boot counting" that will track kernel boot attempts and failures as part of an automatic boot assessment. Ultimately this is to provide automatic fallback to older kernels should a newer kernel be consistently failing...


Time to be afraid "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

John Sweeney's piece on today's From Our Own Correspondent was ostensibly about the murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia but its focus soon shifted to other murdered journalists - from Viktoria Marinova to Jamal Khashoggi. At its conclusion JS pointed the finger of blame firmly at,...yes, Donald Trump:
In the summer of 2016 I visited the home of one of New York's great reporters, Wayne Barrett, who was dying of cancer. In his pomp, working for the Village Voice in the '80s, Wayne used to report on Donald Trump and his links with the mob - the Gambinos, the Genovese, how 'Fat Tony' Salerno had sold the concrete to Trump for his Tower. "What if Trump gets elected?", I asked. Wayne replied", I'm afraid.I'm very afraid". 
My old hero was right. The leader of the Free World has demonised journalists time and again, and now, the world over, the butcher's bill is being paid. If you're a troublemaking reporter it's time to be afraid. 


Colorado Going After the Source of the Opioid EpidemicThe Drug Makers and Sales Reps (Pushers) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Colorado Sues Oxycontin Maker Who Patented a New Drug to Get People off Oxycontin



This week the State of Colorado launched a lawsuit aimed at the maker of Oxycontin, Purdue Pharma. Ive blogged a few times about just how insane the late 1990s through 2000s were during the narcotic-prescribing free-for-all that began with Oxycontin. I still remember the pushy sales rep from Purdue Pharma. I also recall that once the prohibition on physicians freely prescribing high-dose narcotics for pain was broken, the floodgates opened, and this caused the opioid crisis. Let me explain.

Colorados Lawsuit

The Colorado attorney generals office in its lawsuit stated that Purdue Pharma downplayed the risk of addiction associated with opioids, exaggerated the benefits, and advised health care professionals that they were violating their Hippocratic Oath and failing their patients unless they treated pain symptoms with opioids.

The most bizarre thing for me as a practicing doctor during this time and getting hit up frequently by the Purdue Pharma sales rep is that reading this statement this morning was dj vu. Meaning, this is exactly what Purdues sales rep did. Let me explain.

What Is Oxycontin?

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Space junk that crashed into Californian orchard identified "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When a farmer in Hanford, California took a casual stroll out to his walnut orchard recently, the last thing he expected to find was a piece of space junk. But that's precisely what he got. There, amongst the trees, was a large hunk of mangled metal, charred and scrapped as though it had been through Hell. Indeed, the object had endured incredible heat and destructive forces, but not from the underworld. The dome-shaped chunk was actually a piece of space junk, having made it all the way to the ground despite the intense friction it faced in the atmosphere. After a bit of searching, it has now been identified. According to local news reports, the farmer contacted his local sheriff's department to aid him in figuring out what the object was. Law enforcement examined the strange item but had little clue, so they eventually reached out to nearby Vandenberg Air Force Base, which was able to identify it as a fuel tank from a satellite.


Saudi Arabia, Khashoggi murder and more "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This 19 October 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

Dr. Madawi Al-Rasheed: In Khashoggi Murder, Saudi Arabia Must Not Be Allowed to Investigate Itself

As details continue to emerge about the disappearance and probable murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, we speak with Saudi dissident Madawi Al-Rasheed about Khashoggis history as a Saudi journalist & government insider and the future of Saudi Arabia. She is a visiting professor at the London School of Economics Middle East Center. She was stripped of her Saudi citizenship in 2005 for criticizing Saudi authorities. Her new piece in the New York Times is titled Why King Salman Must Replace M.B.S.

This 19 October 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

Evidence is mounting that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is directly implicated in the assassination of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Turkish officials say Khashoggi was tortured and murdered by a squad of...


Rebecca Campbell: #GoogleGestapo Facebook Deletes Disabled Veterans Page Without Warning After Taking $300,000 for Ads "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Facebook Deletes Disabled Veterans Page Without Warning After Taking $300,000 for Ads

October 11th Facebook shut down thousands of Facebook accounts for their political opinions stating that they dont have a legitimate political argument. STOP SOCIAL MEDIA CENSORSHIP NOW!

Kolfage was the administrator of a number of Facebook pages, notably the pages Right Wing News and Military Grade Coffee, both of which were deleted recently as Facebook attempts to crack down on what it considers misinformation on the platform. Right Wing News had more than 3 million followers at the time of its blacklisting by Facebook.

In another Facebook post, Kolfage stated: Facebook lied, they shut down my page because it was conservative, powerful, and the elections are in 2 weeks.

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"Fukushima Update 10/20/18: 17,898.75 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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

Updated Oct. 20, 2018: Fukushima Equals 17,898.75 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 Oct. 20, 2018 - 2,775 days since the disaster began - this equals the detonation of 17,898.75 Hiroshima atomic bombs and it is still going strong, with no end in sight, considering that the half-life of uranium-238 is about 4.47 billion years and that of uranium-235 is 704 million years. ...


Pine bunting from Eurasia turns up on Vancouver Island, Canada - first time ever south of Alaskan islands "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bird watchers are all a-flutter over a very rare bird sighting in Victoria. "For the birding community, this was a really big deal," said Ann Nightingale, with the Rocky Point Bird Observatory. On Tuesday, a birder captured a photo of what he thought was a Lapland longspur, but after posting it online there were some questions. The photo was then shared on the American Birding Association's Facebook page with the question, 'What's this bird?'


Indicate! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Last year I got my friend, Scott C., who owns a CNC milling machine, to make me a master Fuel Rats plaque its 18 across.

Making the mold for that thing took some work and about a gallon of silicone. When youre doing a casting like that, you want to be very careful to dig all the air bubbles off the surfaces so there are no holes in the mold, and to degass your mixed silicone in a vacuum chamber before you start pouring it. My casting was good and bubble-free and clean.

I mixed a half a spoonful of alumilite gold pigment into the resin, then took a paintbrush and gave a fine coating to the silicone. The resin I used was accu-color clear polyurethane (much cheaper than the water-clear stuff!) it sets up fast and runs up to about 200F while its curing you have about 50 seconds to combine the resin and hardener and pour it gently but quickly and smoothly into the mold. Hint: make sure molds this large are on a levelling plate or a large board with wedges under the edges so you can adjust the level quickly and easily.

It takes only about 15 minutes for the resin to be rock solid. Be conservative and let it sit overnight if youre not making massive fast production runs.

There are some bubbles in the edges where the gold pigment dust appears to have trapped some air. That casting is about a quart about a liter of resin, $25 worth. Screw-ups with large castings are not good.

The Fuel Rats asked me to make a plaque and send it to someone who had an amazing achievement (I will get to that) so I couldnt send a plaque that was not top notch. So I spent 45 minutes cleaning the gold out of the silicone with soapy water and let the mold dry overnight so I could try again. Make sure you dont get water in contact with urethane resin, itll foam up and be crumbly when it cures.

My favorite plaque look is steel and bronze. You can get powdered steel and powdered bronze on Ebay. Its not cheap but it makes the resin heavy and metallic. It also needs to be polished a lot with steel wool to bring out the metal texture. Its hard and dirty and tiring of ones hands, but the results are worth it:



David Smith: Pending Trifecta of Love Trade, Fear Trade and Inflation Will Make Todays Metals Prices Look Like Bargain (Podcast) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

David Smith: Pending Trifecta of Love Trade, Fear Trade and Inflation Will Make Todays Metals Prices Look Like Bargain Podcast  by Mike Gleason Money Metals Coming up David Smith of The Morgan Report and columnist joins me to...

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10 Weekend Reads "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Trader Joes coffee, grab a seat on the couch, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads:  The Bond King Speaks: Doubleline CEO Jeffrey Gundlach Offers His Best Investing Advice (Forbes)  Sex on the Sidelines: How the N.F.L. Made a Game of Exploiting Cheerleaders (Vanity Fair)  The Growth

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Stephen E. Arnold: Facebook is Doomed Part II "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Stephen E. Arnold

Facebook Follies: Consistency, Completeness, and Credibility

Facebook: A Rhetorical Punching Bag for Real Journalists

News flash: This is a company invented in a dorm and has not outgrown its original DNA.

Phi Beta Iota: Death to #GoogleGestapo. Facebook first, then MeetUp, Twitter, and YouTube.  Google is already dead, Amazon will take longer.

See Especially:

Robert Steele: Facebook is Doomed, Zuckerberg Cashing Out UPDATE 3 Extreme Leftist Censoring Monoculture, Key People Start to Leave

See Also:

#GoogleGestapo @ Phi Beta Iota

Facebook @ Phi Beta Iota


Arcan Display Server Is Nearing Feature Parity With The X.Org Server "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Arcan display server, which started off years ago sounding like a novelty with being a display server built off a game engine in part and other interesting features, is nearing feature parity with the X.Org Server...


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Caravan Puts Trump Legacy on the Line "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Unwanted mass migration is the issue of our time, as there is no foreseeable end to it before it alters America irremediably. If Donald Trump was elected on any one issue, it was immigration and his promises to secure the border, build the wall and halt the invasion.


Not quite in the Premier League "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Toby Castle (Admission: Adults 8.00, Child & Students 6.50, Family 20.00)

The main theme on this week's Newswatch though was the BBC's royal coverage (in the week of Princess Eugenie's wedding, Harry and Meghan's baby news and Pippa Middleton giving birth).

There have been complaints from both sides  - complaints that the BBC has been too sycophantic and complaints the the BBC was too rude about the Royals - thus allowing Samira to say: 
Clearly, this is one of those topics where it is impossible for the BBC to please all of the people all of the time. 
She then talked to the Deputy News Editor of BBC News, Toby Castle, and I had to smile at Toby's reply to her first question. 
Samira Ahmed: Let's start with the last issue. It's a charge often laid against the BBC that when it comes to the Royal Family you seem to throw editorial values out of the window and proportion.
Toby Castle: I would reject that. But I expect that you would expect me to say that. 
Well, you're not wrong there, Toby!

Monkey Brains on the Open Thread compared Jonny Dymond's commenting on the Royal Wedding to the annoying experience of "hearing a bored woman on the BBC pretending to be interested in sport because that's what pays the bills". Jonny's official title (BBC Royal Correspondent) comes despite "this guy clearly having no interest in the idea of mon...


1,500-year-old farming and carpentry tools found in Northwest Turkey "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Archaeologists have found 1,500-year-old agricultural and carpentry tools in the ancient Greek city of Alexandria Troas in the northwestern province of anakkale (Greek Dardanellia). The iron and bronze tools were found during an excavation that began in 2011, headed by Dr. Erhan ztepe, an instructor at Ankara University's archaeology department and the head of the Alexandria Troas excavations, said a statement from the anakkale Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism. ztepe said it is the most interesting finding of 2018.


Bin Salman's dark and tangled web: How Saudi prince looms over the Middle East "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Amid the Khashoggi crisis, international observers now question whether the crown prince should play any role in Saudi Arabia's future


LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold may be waiting on U.S. midterms "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold may be waiting on U.S. midterms from Sharps Pixley The gold price, after its recent uptick, seems to be consolidating in a US$1,220-$1,230 range, perhaps held in check by a stronger U.S. dollar index although maybe...

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Summits in Hawaii receive October snowfall "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Maunakea and Mauna Loa summits were dusted with snow as heavy showers and thunderstorms moved over the island Thursday night into Friday. The Kona area saw the most activity with the inclement weather resulting in 1.16 inches of rainfall at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole, according to the National Weather Service. Kaloko-Honokohau registered 0.84 inches of rainfall. In Ka'u, Kapapala Ranch recorded 2.25 inches and Pahala 3.26 inches. Closer to the island's summits, Pohakuloa Training Area and Waikii each saw just under a half-inch of rain.


Invictus Games opening ceremony under way after weather delay "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"Invictus Games opening ceremony kicks off after delays from severe storm" Australian Army (@AustralianArmy) October 20, 2018


World view Sunday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Saturday GMT For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.


Attempting to patch ghostscript-9.25 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Ken Moffat on Oct 20


I hope people can read this - I know that google marks my mails as
spam (so no point Cc'ing Tavis) and also that Suse discard my mails.
Probably many other places also do that. Anyway:

When the first set of vulnerabilities in 9.25 came out there was a
nice 'mostly harmless' example, and I patched BLFS for that (needed
one extra commit beyond the two Tavis specified, so that I could
make sense of where to apply part of it)....


China intervenes in its economy to moderate growth "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Chinese officials have reacted quickly to a sharp slowdown in growth at the world's second largest economy, promising that it remained strong despite an escalating trade war with the US. The intervention on Friday by the vice-premier, Liu He, and the central bank governor gave China's leading stock market a brief respite from six months of tumbling shares that have sliced more than a third from the value of Shanghai-listed companies. Growth in the three months to the end of September slipped to 6.5% from 6.7% in the previous quarter, official data showed, to mark the slowest rate of quarterly GDP growth since early 2009. Much of the blame for the slowdown was heaped on Beijing's credit controls, which had restricted lending and investment, especially in heavy industries.


Re: Travis CI MITM RCE "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by zugtprgfwprz on Oct 20

Hey Jakub,

Huh, wow! I would also have had the gut-feeling of 2^(n-1) and had to
code a little program to verify the facts:

import hashlib
ps = [ ]
for q in range(20000):
for p in range(10000):
z = q | (p << 32)
z = int.to_bytes(z, length = 8, byteorder = "little")
if hashlib.md5(z).digest()[0] == 0:
print(sum(ps) /...


Would a Space Force Mean the End of NASA? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Should the Trump administration succeed in establishing a Space Force or something like it, the move may have serious consequences for NASA. Depending on its mission, the Space Force is likely to require launch capabilities for satellites and perhaps human missions. Although a Space Force may be able to purchase these services from companies like SpaceX, if they choose to develop an in-house launch system, they may duplicate already existing NASA efforts. Doing so would also likely cause a brain drain at NASA as in-house engineers and experts migrated to the Space Force with promises of new missions and new funding.

There is also a question of whether the Space Force may simply take over current NASA missions. In the wake of the Space Force announcement, the Trump campaign sent out an email to supporters asking them to vote on a potential logo. Although this was a fundraising maneuver, one of the "logos" was themed around Mars with the wording "Mars Awaits." Given that the overall mission of the Space Force remains unclear, there could be a push for human spaceflight efforts to be subsumed under a Space Force. NASA's recent failures in the development of the Space Launch System, or SLS, and the James Webb Space Telescope only further reinforce the image of a NASA spread too thin to accomplish major space endeavors.

Finally, NASA's budget is already quite low considering its mission: US$19.7 billion in 2017 with $19 billion requested for 2018. This represents less than 0.5 percent of the overall federal budget. A Space Force could feasibly take away funding from NASA, especially for the development of human spaceflight capabilities thus cannibalizing NASA's already low budget.

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October 21 in history "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

1096 Peoples Crusade: The Turkish army annihilated the Peoples Army of the West.

1520  Ferdinand Magellan discovered the strait which was named after him.

1600 Tokugawa Ieyasu defeated the leaders of rival Japanese clans in theBattle of Sekigahara, which marked the beginning of the Tokugawa shogunate that ruled Japan until the mid-nineteenth century.

1772 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, British poet, was born (d. 1834).

1797  In Boston Harbor, the 44-gun United States Navy frigateUSSConstitution was launched.

1805 Battle of Trafalgar: A British fleet led by Vice Admiral Lord Nelson defeatd a combined French and Spanish fleet off the coast of Spain under Admiral Villeneuve.

1805 Austrian General Mack surrendered his army to the Grand Army of Napoleon at the Battle of Ulm.

1816 The Penang Free School was founded in George Town, Penang, by the Rev Hutchings. It is the oldest English-language school in Southeast Asia.

1824  Joseph Aspdin patented Portland cement.

1833  Alfred Nobel, Swedish inventor and founder of the Nobel Prize, was born(d. 1896).

1854 Florence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses were sent to the Crimean War.

1861 American Civil War: Battle of Balls Bluff  Union forces under Colonel Edward Baker were defeated by Confederate troops.

1867  Manifest Destiny: Medicine Lodge Treaty  Near Medicine Lodge, Kansas a landmark treaty was signed by southern Great Plains Indian leaders. The treaty required Native American Plains tribes to relocate a reservation in western Oklahoma.

1879 Using a filame...


Nancy Pelosi signals approval of violence against political opponents; called communist piece of sh*t by Miami protesters "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Oxford Dictionary defines collateral damage as a military euphemism Denoting inadvertent casualties and destruction in civilian areas in the course of military operations. Joel B. Pollak reports for Breitbart that on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at the 92nd Street Continue reading


E-ink Typewriter Is Refreshingly Slow "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Its pretty hard to use the internet to complete a task without being frequently distracted. For better or worse, there are rabbit holes at every turn and whilst exploring them can be a delight, sometimes you just need to focus on a task at hand. The solution could be in the form of distraction-blocking software, razor-sharp willpower, or a beautifully crafted modern typewriter. The constraint and restriction of a traditional typewriter appealed to [NinjaTrappeur], but the inability to correct typos and share content online was a dealbreaker. A hybrid was the answer, with a mechanical keyboard commanding an E-ink display driven by a Raspberry Pi.

The main point of interest in this build is the E-ink screen. Though its easy to acquire theses displays in small sizes, obtaining a screen greater than four inches proved to be a challenge. Once acquired, driving the screen over SPI was easy, but the refresh rate was horrific. The display takes three seconds to redraw, and whilst [NinjaTrappeur] was hoping to implement a faster partial refresh, he was unable to read the appropriate values from the onboard flash to enable manual control of the drawing stages. Needless to say, [NinjaTrappeur] asks if people have had success driving these displays at a more usable rate, and would love to hear from you if so.

Some auxiliary hacks come in the form of terminal emulator adaptation, porting the E-ink screen library from C++ to C, and capturing the keyboard input. A handmade wooden case finishes it off.

If its old-school typewriters that float your boat, weve got you covered: this solenoid-actuated typewriter printer eventually became a musical instrument, and this daisy wheel machine produces ASCII art from a live camera.

[Via Boing Boing]


No-Deal Brexit to Cripple UK: Facing a Lose-Lose Situation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Evidently the EU has no interest in losing the UK. Why should it? Perhaps the current situation is nothing but an artificial construct created as a plot to keep Great Britain in the bloc.


Over 60 persons killed in Kaduna communal clash as Gunmen abduct Traditional Ruler, Wife "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Traditional ruler of the Adara people in Kajuru Local Government Area in the southern part of Kaduna State, the Agwom Adara, Mr. Maiwada Galadima and his wife were on Friday evening abducted by gunmen. Our correspondent gathered that his driver, alongside four others in the entourage were said to have been killed for allegedly []

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Crash Norman "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Talking of Norman Smith, here's something from this weeks' Newswatch:
Samira Ahmed: First, the B-word has again dominated the news this week with much discussion of the likelihood of leaving the European Union without a deal in place. That was one of two possible outcomes laid out recently by the BBC assistant political editor Norman Smith: 
Norman Smith: One, another referendum on Brexit itself, or two, crashing out of the EU without any deal. 
A number of viewers have taken exception to the phrase used at the end there with Ian Frost asking:
Ian Frost: Why does the BBC use the emotive term 'crashing out of the EU'? 'Crashing out'? It could be a soft, gentle and fluffy occurrence - no one knows. Come on it - the water's lovely!  


A safe haven asset. Eric Sprott on why you should own gold now (Podcast) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A safe haven asset. Eric Sprott on why you should own gold now Podcast Sprott Money Its the thirty-first anniversary of the worldwide stock market crash known as Black Monday, and Eric Sprott stops by to remind us...

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The Science Of Camouflage "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is more science-y than is our custom, but Nature magazine has been appreciated on this platform as a source of intriguing findings about creatures from time to time, so here goes:

Cuttlefish wear their thoughts on their skin

Elaborate video system tracks how pigment cells controlled by neurons generate complex patterns of camouflage.


Cuttlefish are masters of quick-change camouflage, thanks to skin cells that a...


4 earthquakes strike days after fracking restarts in Blackpool, UK "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Blackpool has been hit by four earthquakes just days after the controversial practice of fracking began again in the area. The latest quake hit this afternoon at levels where scientists say the process should 'proceed with caution.' Fracking was stopped for years after two earthquakes in Lancashire and experts have now raised fears that 'there may be trouble ahead.' David Smythe, Emeritus Professor of Geophysics, University of Glasgow, told 'Recent research by Stanford University shows that these tiny tremors can be indicators of bigger quakes to follow - like canaries in a coal-mine. 'The problem for Cuadrilla is that if it carries on regardless, bigger earthquakes may well be triggered.


Understanding the Devastating Impact of Shelby County v. Holder "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Since the Supreme Court struck down section 4 of the Voting Rights Act in 2013 with the Shelby County v. Holder decision, state lawmakers have been stacking the deck against minority voters.

Chief Justice John Roberts said of the ruling that the conditions that originally justified these measures no longer characterize voting in the covered jurisdictions.

Well, guess what theyre back. And much of the US was not paying attention when states with a history of racist election laws passed bill after bill that made it more difficult for some Americans usually people of color and demographics most likely to support Democrats to vote.

WhoWhatWhy is doing its utmost to shine a light on these shady discriminatory actions: the shuttering of polling stations, reduction of early voter opportunities, and the introduction of voter ID requirements.

The concentrated work we are undertaking in these areas is setting the news agenda, which in turn most importantly is spreading the word.

And to that effect, we are adding a new dimension to our coverage. Sadly, not everybody has the time to read a long feature story detailing injustices in the election system. And these are often complicated issues. So we decided to add videos to get out the word, such as the one below explaining the Shelby County decision and its impact.

Video Produced by Harmon Leon

These attempts to strip Americans of their constitutional rights and our efforts to publicize them have caused a reaction. More people are registering to vote, and more people are trying to vote.

Voter turnout on the first day of early voting in Georgias midterm election in 2014 was 20,901. This year, it was 70,272.

In Travis County, TX, 35,000 voter registrations arrived on the ...


MASSIVE CROWD in Arizona to See President Trump Parking at Capacity Hours Before Event Line Miles Long! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

The lines last night in Arizona to see President Trump were miles long.  The crowd was massive in an airport hanger as parking lots filled up hours before the event.

Hours before the event the parking lot was already full. The Mesa Police Department tweeted before 4pm that the parking lots were full with no alternative parking available

The line waiting to get in hours before the event appeared to be miles long

More pictures before the event

One participant took a picture of the President entering the event


Macaroni penguins video "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video says about itself:

Macaroni Penguins Swim, Surf, and Dodge Seals to Survive Ep. 2 | Wildlife: Resurrection Island

11 October 2018

What macaroni penguins lack in size, they make up for in sass. Life in the Antarctic doesnt come easy for these bright yellow-crowned bundles of attitude. In this episode, Bertie joins them in the freezing ocean to swim with the adults in crashing waves. Bertie also witnesses an incredibly rare predatory event that shows how these penguins must use all their boldness to survive.


Marshall Auerback: The Democrats Globalization Dilemma "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It's no secret that globalization created losers, and the Democrats seem determined to ignore them.


Lightning kills man in New South Wales, Australia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A man has been killed by lightning at a racecourse in central western NSW as storms hit the state. Emergency services were called to Comobella Road at Guerie, near Dubbo, just after 2pm on Saturday following reports a man had been struck by lightning. Paramedics assessed the 53-year-old but he had died at the scene. "Unfortunately there wasn't much we could do," a NSW Ambulance spokeman told AAP. A report will be prepared for the coroner. The incident comes after the Bureau of Meteorology issued a warning for a severe thunderstorm that has pushed north from the ACT.


UN will soon try to enforce open borders as a "human right" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The document in question, is the draft text for the so-called Global Compact for Migration for UN member states. It is more or less a globalist project where all signatory states declare their will to abolish the current different categories of migrants in order to declare migration a blanket human right.


Hard to believe people could shoot and kill a standing elephant for "sport" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The elephants almost made a match of it. NEW: Elephants charge at hunters after they shoot and kill a member of the herd in Namibia. Yashar Ali (@yashar) October 18, 2018


Italys Debt Crisis Intensifies "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Italy's government debt yields are rising thanks to a budget standoff with Brussels, and Italian banks are looking more wobbly too.


Chinese Whispers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Xi Jinping being whispered to

Links hereherehere and here will give you the whole story, but here's a summary... 

A rumour began spreading on social media, concerning the UK's future migration policy. It said that the Government and Migration Advisory Committee have recommended that the bar for 'high-skilled' immigrant workers will be raised to 50,000 per annum post-Brexit. This is false - the actual proposal is that the bar should be 30,000 per annum - but lots of pro-immigration people and organisations (from the Welsh government to the Wirral Chambers of Commerce, from the Guardian to Glasgow University, from The New Statesman to UCL) took to Twitter and print to wax furious about it. 

Sunder Katwala of British Future set out get to the bottom of why so many people were tweeting this piece of fake news ("Chinese whispers") and, with help from others, seems to have finally pinned it down as beginning with a piece of muddled BBC reporting. 

The culprit? Norman Smith on the Today programme (at 2:01:28). 

Professor Alan Manning of the MAC said it's "completely without foundation, the 50,000", that's it not from the MAC or the Government, and it's a mistake by the BBC on Today, tweeted by a FT journalist. It was "widely believed", he said, "because the BBC & FT are trus......


Issues "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Doctor Who

Peter Hitchens tuned into the first episode of the latest series of Doctor Who - the one where "a large clove of garlic from another galaxy was trying to take over the world by stealing peoples teeth" - and found it:
...a heavy-handed expression of equality and diversity propaganda, a comprehensive school, post-Christian, multicultural mish-mash, so full of pious messages that it left no room for a decent plot...
So I'm guessing he'll not be pursuing Jodie Whittaker's new Doctor much further. 

I have to say that I am watching and enjoying it, but it looks as if the "equality and diversity propaganda" is going to get even more heavy-handed. This week's episode will apparently see the Doctor travel to Alabama in 1955 where she'll witness Rosa Parks refuse to give up her bus seat for a white passenger before "Jodie's sidekicks then discuss the problems of racism today". And a future episode will explore sidekick Yaz Khan's family history during the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Sounds fun!


Huddersfield "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Just watched BBC Look North reporting of Huddersfield grooming gangs sentencing. 
As a grandmother who saved two granddaughters from this evil trade in children, am heartbroken that 'community cohesion' is still the main emphasis in BBC reporting... 
Not the safety of our girls.
 ...led me to watch BBC Look North

The programme's coverage didn't hide the fact that the grooming gang phenomenon is overwhelmingly associated with "south Asian"/"Pakistani" individuals and it reported that 13 out of the 15 victims were "white girls", but:

  • (a) It did have a strong focus on how "the [Pakistani] community" was coping,
  • (b) It featured a BBC communities reporter in a headscarf telling us that the community says these criminals "are in no way representative of the Pakistani community". and 
  • (c) It featured a range of experts/commentators who shifted the focus squarely onto generalised male sexism and misogyny -

- the exception being the local Labour MP Barry Sheerman, who began by making a point about the BBC's role in the matter:
Barry Sheerman MP: After I gave the media coverage by having a debate in Parliament in January 2009, the BBC, a lot of you media people, it was too hot for you as well. You didn't want to cover it. It was very poorly covered. So no one, let's be honest about this, local authority leadership, police, many of the people that should have been taking this m...



Russia defeated ISIL in Syria: Defense Minister "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There is consensus that Assads government would not have likely survived the Islamist extremist attacks had Russia not intervened politically and militarily [PPIO]

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu told the press Saturday that his countrys intervention in Syria over the past three years helped the government there defeat the Islamist extremists.

Over the course of the operation, 87,500 militants were destroyed, 1,141 settlements and over 95 per cent of Syrias territory was liberated, Shoigu told the Fifth Council of Defense Ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Russia has since September 2015 deployed such advanced weaponry as the SU-34, SU-30SM and SU-5S fighter jets and bombers, Tu-22M3, Tu-160 and Tu-95MS strategic bombers, and the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier used to launch the MiG-29 fighters to battle Islamic extremist forces in Syria.

Russia has also boosted its defensive capabilities in Syria and the Mediterranean by deploying the missile cruiser Moskva stationed near the Latakia coastline used to boost air defenses and by deploying S-1, S-300, and S-400 anti-aircraft missile defense systems at its bases in Syria.

The turning point in the war, which the UN estimates has killed more than 400,000 people since 2011, came in December 2016 when Syrian forces, backed by Russian air power, recaptured the city of Aleppo, once a major operating base for such extremist groups as Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

The routing of extremist groups has allowed Iran, Russia and Turkey to negotiate humanitarian corridors and de-escalation zones in and around civilian centers in the country. Russia has delivered hundreds of tonnes of humanitarian aid over the past several years.

Related: Russians killed in Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has always maintained that its aiding of Syrian President Bashar Al Assads government has helped prevent the partitioning of the country.

The Russians have also blamed the US for ignoring the long-term effects of their meddling in Syrias sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The BRICS Post with inputs from Agencies


Governments, stop supporting Saudi regime, journalists say "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A young Yemeni girl is recovered dead after a Saudi bombing raid

This photo shows a young Yemeni girl, recovered dead after a Saudi bombing raid.

From daily News Line in Britain:

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Murder with impunity

Stop appeasing Saudi regime, says International Federation of Journalists

AS MORE and more evidence emerges about the gruesome nature of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called on the international community to stop appeasing the Saudi regime. Converging reports from Turkish and international media and video footage indicate that the journalist was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by Saudi hitmen, some with links to the government.

Furthermore, Turkish investigators announced that the search of the consulate on Monday has brought more evidence that Khashoggi was killed there. In a statement the IFJ said: It is increasingly clear the Saudi government is engaged in weaving a carefully orchestrated tissue of lies to cover up their role in Jamals killing.

The idea that it takes days for the Saudi regime to find out what happened inside their own consulate is unbelievable it is an embarrassing charade. The impunity with which the Saudis are acting is grotesque but it is in many ways matched by the sight of leading governments around the world displ...


Steam Bans All Links to TorrentFreak News as Potentially Malicious "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Once upon a time, Internet users were free to look at whatever content they liked. There was an almost complete absence of intervention from third-parties, which was mostly a good thing.

However, after the number of Internet users rocketed, more threats began to emerge. Viruses and other types of malware became pervasive, aiming to abuse users computers in various ways, from creating botnets to simple vandalism.

As a result, the security market has boomed. Barely a week goes by without some website or piece of software triggering an alert on a machine protected by good anti-virus and anti-malware tools. They dont always get it right but most interventions are welcomed when the intention is to keep us safe.

On top, however, Internet users are finding online resources censored. Nation states sometimes decide what citizens can and cannot read, while corporate firewall products and network routers often act as over-protective nannies, blocking content based on non-transparent, non-public rules.

Here at TorrentFreak were used to censorship. Every few months were contacted by readers trying to access our news articles on public WiFi, only to find that the site is blocked alongside various warnings, none of which are true. Its almost as if the word torrent in our URL has been blindly blacklisted for some reason.

Sadly, this week weve discovered that Steam, the popular digital game distribution and social networking platform, has jumped on the lets censor TorrentFreak bandwaggon. A tip from a TF reader and Steam user highlighted the problems hed experienced when trying to read TF articles via Steams chat interface.

I dont know if youre already aware of this but the PC gaming software Steam is flagging your website as suspicious in its chat interface, he explained.

As the first image below shows, Steam first flagged a link to an article we published this week detailing how Japan intends to crack down on sites that offer links to copyrighted content.

Suspicious news?

The small irony here is that the article details how Japan needs to bring in new and highly controversial laws to criminalize linking to copyrighted content, something which is currently legal in the country. Steam, however, is free to block links to our 100% legal copyrighted content on a whim, mark our platform as suspic...


Pantsir: Shielding Russia. Guns, missiles and radar in a single system "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Missiles, aircraft, tiny drones and even agents parachuted into the battlefield; almost nothing can escape the attention of Russias cutting-edge air defence system, Pantsir S-1 (NATO designation SA-22 Greyhound).


Top 5 Stories from the Week (Oct 15Oct 19, 2018) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Here's our top content from the week.  Sign up for our email list to get this delivered to your inbox every Friday.

1. Hilton Hotels' Efficiency Tradeoff

by Charles Marohn | October 15, 2018

Hilton Hotels sacrifices their customers in the name of efficiency. There is a lesson there for your city about the tradeoffs of efficiency.

2. The Difference Between Mobility and Accessibility

by Daniel Herriges | October 17, 2018

When we obsess over the speed of travelwhether in our cars or on public transitwere missing the point of transportation. Its not about how far you can get in a given time: its what you can get to.

3. 6 Strong Towns Observations From a Map of Every Building in America

by Daniel Herriges | October 16, 2018

The New York Times has released an interactive map of (nearly) every building in America. What can we learn from it about Americas suburban experiment, through the marks it has left on the landscape?

4. Actually, Lets Not Set Aside Land Next to Rail Lines for Mansionization

by Michael Andersen | October 15, 2018

High home prices near many of Portland, Oregons rail stations are essentially mandatory. On most nearby lots, dividing the land into so much as a duplex would be illegal. If thats not a recipe for luxury housing, what is?

5. Streets Arent the Only Thing That Connects Your City

by Mark Schweitzer | October 16, 2018

In Akron, Ohio an alternative-news monthly called The Devil Strip serves to identify, connect and inspire people throughout the community. The newspaper helps bring Akronites together to envision and shape the citys future.

(Cover photo by Jeremy Galliani....


Converting Khashoggi into Cash "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Trump may succeed in shaking the Saudi date palm for additional billions for arms sales. That wont necessarily turn around an image problem that may not have a remedy. But still, count on more cash going to high-price lobbying and image-control shops eager to make obscene money working for their obscene client.


US Impedes Efforts to Reconstruct War-Ravaged Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US Impedes Efforts to Reconstruct War-Ravaged Syria by Peter Korzun Strategic-Culture The US is officially the largest donor in the world, but does it really care about those who suffer? Not so much. The administration believes nothing should be...

The post US Impedes Efforts to Reconstruct War-Ravaged Syria appeared first on The Daily Coin.


Common goldeneyes in Sweden "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video is about common goldeneyes, male and female, in Sweden.


Khashoggi probe: Turkey vows to uncover truth after Saudi admission "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Ankara is seeking the extradition of 15 suspects and is worried they may be executed by Riyadh before being questioned, sources tell MEE


Handicapped sovereignty: escalating costs of Sri Lankas post-war development vision "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As capital elbows its way in and remakes the world according to its own designs, the need to democratise this polity is more urgent than ever.

lead Colombo skyline from Mount Lavinia. Source: Benjamin Brown

Early in October 2018, the latest IPCC report issued a stark warning, urging rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society within the next twelve years to avert climate breakdown. Rising sea levels, flooding, drought, and other extreme weather events are liable to compound the effects of poverty and inequality globally. Yet in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, local communities and civil society groups watch with trepidation as land is reclaimed from the Indian Ocean, in preparation for the construction of a new Port City.

The project is one of post-war Sri Lanka's mega-infrastructure development plans, aiming to make Colombo a regional financial hub and world class destination for South Asia. However, with debts of $17 billion accrued over the past decade, Sri Lanka finds itself in a position of handicapped sovereignty, owing large sums to international creditors, including the west and China. The immediate consequences of the Port City project are felt largely by coastal fishing communities. However, it also damages the country's fragile marine environment and affects the water table due to quarrying rock from the islands interior. Yet proponents have disregarded these impacts, promising a sustainable city and offering bland reassurances that neglect the debt burden, ailing infrastructure and poor environmental quality already shouldered by Colombos citizens.

Since the end of a violent ethnic conflict in 2009, Sri Lanka has undergone an infrastructure and construction boom, with Colombo increasingly at the epicentre of the controversial drive for...


Dr. Paul Salem Becomes First Lebanese-Arab President of the Middle East Institute "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Dr. Paul Salem, director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut and one of the worlds leading scholars on the Middle East, has been named president of the Middle East Institute (MEI). The announcement was made by MEIs Board of Governors at its meeting on Monday, October 15. He succeeds Amb. (ret.) Wendy Chamberlin, who stepped down in July 2018 after serving nearly twelve years as president. [Source]

What is the Middle East Institute?

The Middle East Institute is the oldest organization in Washington devoted exclusively to the Middle East. It is dedicated to providing timely, non-partisan analysis of the region to policymakers, the media, and the interested public both within and beyond the Beltway.

Who is Paul Salem?

Dr. Salem graduated holds a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D from Harvard University. He taught at the American University of Beirut from 1989 till 1999 and founded the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies. He also served as director of the Fares Foundation before becoming a founding director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut and recently being named MEI president.

Dr. Salem focuses on issues of political change, transition, and conflict as well as the regional and international relations of the Middle East. He has a particular emphasis on the countries of the Levant and Egypt. Salem writes regularly in the Arab and Western press and has been published in numerous journals and newspapers. Salem is the author and editor of a number of books and reports including From Chaos to Cooperation: Toward Regional Order in the Middle East (ed. with Ross Harrison, 2017), Broken Orders: The Causes and Consequences of the Arab Uprisings (In Arabic, 2013), The Recurring Rise and Fall of Political Islam (CSIS, 2015), The Middle East in 2015 and Beyond: Trends and Drivers (MEI 2014), Bitter Legacy: Ideology and Politics in the Arab World (1994), Conflict Resolution in the Arab World (ed., 1997).

Salem is also a musician and composer of Arabic-Brazilian jazz. His music can be found on iTunes.


Classic TV Drama: Upstairs Downstairs S05 E02 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Upstairs, Downstairs is a British television drama series produced by London Weekend Television (LWT) for ITV.It ran for 68 episodes divided into five series on ITV from 1971 to 1975.

A BBC Wales and Masterpiece produced continuation also called Upstairs Downstairs was broadcast by BBC One in 2010.

Set in a large townhouse in Belgravia in West London, the series depicts the servants downstairs and their mastersthe family upstairsbetween the years 1903 and 1930, and shows the slow decline of the British aristocracy. Great events feature prominently in the episode but minor or gradual changes are also noted. The series stands as a document of the social and technological changes that occurred between those 27 years, including the Edwardian period, the Suffragettes, First World War, the Roaring Twenties and the Wall Street Crash.

The show was a ratings success for ITV, and received outstanding acclaim worldwide winning multiple awards.

Series had an excellent cast with many well known actors appearing over the life of the series. Some are still active to this day.


Court in Crisis: How Much Partisan Justice Is Too Much? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit, fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election, fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the Clintons and millions of dollars in money from outside left-wing opposition groups.

 Judge Brett Kavanaughs Senate testimony, September 27, 2018

The integrity of the US judicial system is actively, albeit quietly, in play. A sitting federal judge, or more likely a panel of sitting federal judges, will be required in the near future to render an assessment of the honesty, integrity, and fitness of a Supreme Court justice to retain his lifetime appointment. The process and the result of the federal judges decision will, together, render a judgment as to the integrity of not just one Supreme Court justice but the federal courts as a national institution.

The stakes are as high as they are simple: Will our court system choose to defend the position of its own members or will it choose to defend the integrity of the US judicial system? There is no possibility it can do both with any credibility.

This is a morality play that began at a time uncertain, reaching back decades. The curtain opened as the president named Brett Kavanaugh to fill a seat on the Supreme Court despite or because of his long history of playing Republican hardball against the Clintons over Whitewater, against the Clintons over Monica Lewinsky, for George Bush over the Florida vote count in the 2000 election, for fake intelligence in the lead-up to the Iraq War, and for the White House in its efforts to spy on or torture anyone they chose. On occasion even as a federal judge, Kavanaugh has proved the perfect partisan.

Kavanaughs history was a concern when he was first nominated for the federal bench in 2004, but he managed then to get confirmed with only limited doubt about his ability to tell the truth under oath. This year, when his Senate...


NATO To Takeover and Rebuild Old Albanian/Soviet Airbase "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Albanias graveyard of MiGs to become NATO air base

Second life

Long the graveyard of its once mighty air force, Albanias base at Kucova is set to become a NATO station to the delight of its former airmen longing to hear the engines roar again.

Remnants of the past

Albania retired its 224 Soviet- and Chinese-made MiGs in 2005, and since 2009 NATO neighbours Italy and Greece monitor its airspace. That led to economic decline in and around Kucova, which was called Stalin City during the era of Communist rule.

The b...


Leaked Google Secret Memo Admits Abandonment of Free Speech for Safety And Civility "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An internal company briefing produced by Google and leaked exclusively to Breitbart News argues that due to a variety of factors, including the election of President Trump, the American tradition of free speech on the internet is no longer viable.   Allum Bokhari (Breitbart) Thu, Oct 18, 2018 Despite leaked video footage showing top executives []

The post Leaked Google Secret Memo Admits Abandonment of Free Speech for Safety And Civility appeared first on Uncensored Publications.


Israeli Supreme Court Rules for Palestinian/American Student "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Stephen Lendman Source The usual rubber-stamp High Court defied expectations, ruling against the Netanyahu regime, upholding Lara Alqasems appeal to study at Hebrew University. Israel granted her visa permission to pursue graduate work in Jerusalem. On arrival at Ben Gurion airport October 2, she was detained under deplorable conditions, and ordered deported for alleged []


Proud Boy Arrested In New York Advanced In Rank After Attacking Muslim Woman in 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The post Proud Boy Arrested In New York Advanced In Rank After Attacking Muslim Woman in 2017 appeared first on It's Going Down.

This article was originally posted on Medium, however we believe after verifying its authenticity, that it needs a wide audience. It details how one of the same Proud Boys that was very recently arrested in New York for assault, was also behind a racist attack against a Muslim woman of color in the summer of 2017. After the attack, the Proud Boy advanced in the organization.

After assaulting me, Geoff Young updated his Facebook bio to say Fourth Degree Proud Boy, implying that he had somehow leveled up by assaulting me, a small Muslim woman.

Last Friday, a group of Proud Boys in New York City came under scrutiny after the gang beat several people on the ground in a homophobic assault. After much reflection, I have decided to come out with my story about one of the suspects in the beating to provide context. I want to drive the point home: This was not an isolated incident, but instead falls into a pattern of violence fueled by Islamophobia, racism, and misogyny.

I am a Brown Muslim woman. On June 10, 2017 I attended a counter-protest demonstrating against the March Against Shariah, a nationwide anti-Muslim event organized by the SPLC-designated hate group ACT For America. When the event ended at 2pm, the counter protest marched to City Hall and dispersed. I had left the march and went to Starbucks. On my way to the train station I encountered a group of 4 men wearing Make America Great Again hats and Proud Boys shirts, who then began harassing me because I was wearing a shirt with Arabic writing on it. One of the men singled me out and repeatedly yelled Islamophobic and misogynistic comments. He told me that my family and I should go back to our country. He called me a terrorist and said that a Muslim slut like me should be killed, along with my family.



Trump Saved the US Elites "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


10/19/2018 06:31 pm ET Updated 6 hours ago

Saudis Claim Jamal Khashoggi Died During A Physical Altercation

A Saudi official said the suspects identified by the kingdom revealed they gave Khashoggis body to a collaborator in Turkey to be disposed of.


Saudi regimes new lies on murdering journalist "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video from the USA says about itself:

As Saudi Confirms Khashoggis Murder, Will We Stop Its Murder in Yemen?

19 October 2018

Hours after this segment was recorded, the Saudi government confirmed the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. But there is ongoing silence over the US-backed Saudi war on Yemen, which has killed tens of thousands and is threatening a historic famine. We speak to Dr. Martha Mundy of the London School of Economics, author of a new report that accuses of Saudi of a deliberate campaign to destroy food production and distribution in Yemen.

By James Cogan:

Saudi regime admits Khashoggi was killed in its Istanbul consulate

20 October 2018

The Saudi Arabian monarchial regime finally admitted late Friday that dissident Saudi journalist and Washington Post correspondent Jamal Khashoggi was killed on October 2 inside its consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. The acknowledgment comes after more than two weeks in which Saudi officials insisted that Khashoggi left the consulate unharmed and that they had no knowledge of his whereabouts.

The admission that Khashoggi was in fact killed was presented by the countrys chief public prosecutor in a statement delivered on national television. It was made in the face of detailed reports by Turkish investigators that a 15-man team of Saudi intelligence agents, with...



Pepsicos Change The Game Competition "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

More than 60 million plastic bottles end up in landfills every day. Thats why PepsiCo is launching Change The Game (CTG), a 5 stage competition offering students, graduates & professionals with up to 2 years work experience the chance to make their mark globally.

The main objective is solving this years sustainability challenge by completing as a team the following:
1- Coming up with an idea using a new low cost technology that would allow the collection, recycling & the profitable commercialization of plastic waste in emerging markets without the use of child labor or create a hazard to humans.
2- Creating a business model to develop products in our food and beverage categories that are scalable, financially viable and minimize or eliminate plastic packaging.

As awards, the finalists will have an opportunity to present their proposals to PepsiCo Region and Sector leadership team. In addition, the top 2 winning teams will receive a grant of $100,000 to bring their ideas to life for PepsiCo, and will be offered a job (or internship) at PepsiCo in their country/region.

For more information, visit their website here.


The Powerlessness of the Most Powerful "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The president of the leading global power has made it clear that he has no interest in getting involved in resolving any of the worlds shared problems, dressing up his foreign policy as one of "principled realism." But there is nothing principled or realistic about it.


$A500 Million for Consultants, and Government Destructions of the Domestic Economy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


by G5

Apart from the economic lunacy of the horrendous cost not only of construction, but maintenance of the disused desalination plants in Melbourne and Sydney Australian state governments have many dark secrets.

AUD 500 Million

It slipped in early December 2017 that The New South Wales Government in Australia is paying the four big accounting firms an admitted AUD 500 million a year for Consultancy Services. Nothing has since been questioned on the matter. There being more compelling issues for the news cycles of Australian mainstream media (MSM).

The Government has apparently Lost its Expert Capacities. An issue that raises many more questions than answers. Whatever happened to the suicidal Doctrine of Keynesianism?

Now, if these four firms are being paid to advise Government, but at the same time represent the largest corporations playing in Australia, would that not at sometime be a conflict of interest. Or is that also covered by that peculiar mental gymnastic of ...


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The Killing 1948 Smog of Donora in Western Pennsylvanias Mon Valley "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Thousands die of air pollution every year in the US yet today!

1948 SMOG 70th Anniversary Events Donora in the Monongahela River Valley

>>> On Tuesday, October 23rd at 6:30 p.m., WQED Producer and Monongahela native David Solomon will present his mini-documentary Our Water, Land & Air, portions of which tell the story about the 1948 Smog. A Question and Answer discussion will follow with a panel of survivors and local experts. This event will take place in the downstairs Community Room at the Donora Public Library.

>>> On Saturday, October 27th at 1:00 p.m., the Donora Historical Societys Brian Charlton will present the The 1948 Donora Smog Disaster at the Smog Museum.

New Book!! Memories of Donora by Sidney Mishkin on the Merchandise page.


American Journal of Public Health, American Public Health Association

The Donora Smog Revisited: 70 Years After the Event That Inspired the Clean Air Act

Authored by Elizabeth T. Jacobs, PhD, Jefferey L. Burgess, MD, and Mark B. Abbott, PhD


GASP in Western Pennsylvania - Together, we can make a difference in our regions environment. We wont trade or sell your email address with other organizations or inundate you with messages. Visit our website at or call us at (412) 924-0604 for more information or to become a member today. We cant do this without you!


Trump: the Resurgent Cold War President "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Donald Trump has turned back the clock on US policies around the world. From Asia to Latin America, where Trump has said he favors a US military invasion of Venezuela, and Europe to the Middle East, Americas policies appear to be directed from the graves of 1950s and 60s Cold Warriors, Wayne Madsen writes.


Pakistans Anti-Terrorism Work Unsatisfactory FATF says "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Financial Action Task Force (FATF) expressed dissatisfaction over Pakistans progress to comply with international best practices against money laundering and counter-terror financing
Asia-Pacific Groups team will visit Pakistan again in March-April for another on-site mutual evaluation. Photo/File
Asia-Pacific Groups team will visit Pakistan again in March-April for another on-site mutual evaluation. Photo/File

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of the Asia-Pacific Group (APG) has expressed dissatisfaction over Pakistans progress to comply with international best practices against money laundering and counter-terror financing.

Informed sources told Dawn that the APG delegation shared its final findings with the authorities of all relevant agencies, highlighting deficiencies in law, regulations and mechanisms and weaknesses of various institutions, and with this pace Pakistan was unlikely to get out of the grey list of the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

Updated October 20, 2018

The visiting delegations Friday meeting was the culmination of its long consultations with the ministries of interior, finance, foreign affairs and law, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), National Counter-Terrorism Authority, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Federal Board of Revenue, National Accountability Bureau, Anti-Narcotics Force, Financial Monitoring Unit, Central Directorate of National Savings and provincial counter-terroris...


Social media: unchecked foreign facts confuse the most respected Italian journos "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

How can you explain the fact that respected Italian reporters believe it was basically The Guardian who provoked Brexit? Was Brexit just lost in translation?

lead lead Italian press commentary, 2017. Len Klimkeit/Press Association. All rights reserved.

Social media and journalism go hand in hand. There are very few reporters and columnists who are not on Twitter; and although it's true that some actually tweet only every now and then, to be in the news industry and ignore Silicon Valley's media monsters is just impossible. So, are social media influencing journalists and to what extent?

Let's try and answer this million-dollar question by looking at a recent print issue of MicroMega (3/2018), in which some of the most prominent voices in Italian journalism were interviewed about the current state and future prospects of the news world. The bi-monthly review, one of Italy's most serious publications, shed interesting light on the national press.

Many world facts were debated in a panel-like setting and moderated by a doyen of the international press, Paolo Flores d'Arcais. A conversation between two of Italy's most important newspaper directors then discussed the wider impact of fake news.

The face-to-face debate saw Maurizio Molinari (La Stampa) and Marco Travaglio (Il Fatto Quotidiano) disagree on a number of issues, including whether it was right or wrong to invade Afghanistan after September 11. The latter a household name, famous for his television outbursts at former prime minister Matteo Renzi of the centre-left Democratic Party however agreed with Molinari on one topic: Brexit. Travaglio said: Huge sections of the population don't recognise themselves any more in the traditional media And so you understand phenomena like Brexit, which the whole of the media opposed. Molinari added: The greater part of British newspapers were against Brexit. Huge sections of the population don't recognise themselves any more in the traditional media And so you understand phenomena like Brexit, wh...


Morning Prayer for Saturday, October 20, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Our Lord and our God, be it done unto us according to Thy will. Simple acceptance of Gods will in whatever happens is the key to abundant living. We must continue to pray. Not my will but Thy will be done. It may not turn out the way you want it to, but it will be the best way in the long run, because it is Gods way. If you decide to accept whatever happens as Gods will for yourself, whatever it may be, your burdens will be lighter. Try to see in all things some fulfillment of the Divine Intent.

Prayer for the Day

I pray that I may see the working out of Gods will in my life. I pray that I may be content with whatever He wills for me.

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Third Step Prayer (Alcoholics Anonymous)

God, I offer myself to Thee-
To build with me
and to do with me as Thou wilt.
Relieve me of the bondage of self,
that I may better do Thy will.
Take away my difficulties,
that victory over them may bear witness
to those I would help of Thy Power,
Thy Love, and Thy Way of life.
May I do Thy will always!
Thank you, God, Amen!


XRGEARS: Infamous "Gears" Now On VR Headsets With OpenHMD, Vulkan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Well, the virtual reality (VR) demo scene is now complete with having glxgears-inspired gears and Utah teapot rendering on VR head mounted displays with the new XRGEARS...


Bernie Sanders Has Heard Enough: We Cannot Have an Ally Who Murders a Dissident in Cold Blood "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While the fact remains that the United States has long had and maintained such alliesstaunchly defending them from international rebuke and shielding them from prosecutionSen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says the alleged murder and brutal dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by his own Saudi government and ongoing war crimes in Yemen should be the final straws []

The post Bernie Sanders Has Heard Enough: We Cannot Have an Ally Who Murders a Dissident in Cold Blood appeared first on Uncensored Publications.


US Impedes Efforts to Reconstruct War-Ravaged Syria By Peter KORZUN -Strategic Culture Foundation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Originally posted on winstonclose:
Peter KORZUN | 19.10.2018 | WORLD / Middle East The US is officially the largest donor in the world, but does it really care about those who suffer? Not so much. The administration believes nothing should be done unless it is in pursuit of political goals. International humanitarian aid has been


The Daesh Hostage Drama Is Damascus Last Chance to Liberate the Northeast "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Originally posted on Astute News:
Daeshs takeover of a refugee camp in the US-controlled part of Syria is the last possible chance that Damascus has to liberate the northeast, but even attempting to do so is a serious gamble that might not even be undertaken because of its astronomically high strategic risks. Daesh unexpectedly came


Is Your Portfolio Ready for the Greatest Demographic Shift in History? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Is Your Portfolio Ready for the Greatest Demographic Shift in History? by Marin Katusa GoldSeek The economy depended on the spending habits of baby boomers the last three decades. The success and failure of many companies depended on the...

The post Is Your Portfolio Ready for the Greatest Demographic Shift in History? appeared first on The Daily Coin.


Palestinians Increasingly Marginalized And Abandoned As Zionist Noose Tightens "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Originally posted on Rebel Voice:
Rebel Voice has presented many articles on the Palestine Crisis. The suffering of the people there at the bloodied hands of the Israeli state is the stuff of nightmares. Yet it continues unabated. Since the arrival of the arch-fascist, Trump, the Israeli regime has become further emboldened, and gods knows


The Empire splits the Orthodox world possible consequences "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

  The Saker October 19, 2018 [This analysis was written for the Unz Review] In previous articles about this topic I have tried to set the context and explain why most Orthodox Churches are still used as pawns in purely political machinations and how the most commentators who discuss these issues today are using words and concepts in a totally []


International manifesto against fascism in Brazil (Various Authors - - Auteurs divers- AAVV-d.a.) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

20/10/2018 - We, women and men, united in our commitment to democracy and human rights, express our unequivocal rejection of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, a contender in the second round of Brazils ...


Technology That Should Concern You "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Recently I've had a number of followers contact me via email asking about statements that I know I never made.


Thousands of applications affected by a zero-day issue in jQuery File Upload plugin "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A security researcher discovered a zero-day vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2018-9206, that affects older versions of the jQuery File Upload plugin since 2010.

Attackers can exploit the vulnerability to carry out several malicious activities, including defacement, exfiltration, and malware infection.

The flaw was reported by the Akamai researcher Larry Cashdollar, he explained that many other packages that include the vulnerable code may be affected.

This package has been included in various other packages and this code included in the projects web accessible path. Its actively being exploited in the wild, the researcher told the plugin author.

The jQuery File Upload is a jQuery widget with multiple file selection, drag&drop support, progress bars, validation and preview images, audio and video.

The plugin is widely adopted by numerous server-side platforms that support standard HTML form file uploads: PHP, Python, Ruby on Rails, Java, Node.js, Go, and others.

Cashdollar discovered two PHP files named upload.php and UploadHandler.php in the packages source, which contained the file upload code.

The files were uploaded to the files/ directory in the root path of the webserver, so the expert wrote a command line test with curl and a simple PHP shell to confirm that it was possible to upload a web shell and run commands on the server.

$ curl -F files=@shell.php

Where shell.php is:

php $cmd=$_GET[cmd]; system($cmd);?>

A browser connection to the test web server with cmd=id returned the user id of the web servers running process.   I suspected this vulnerability hadnt gone unnoticed and a quick Google search confirmed that other projects that used this code or possibly code derived from it were vulnerable.  There are a few Youtube videos demonstrating the attack for similar software packages. wrote the expert

Evert project that leverages the plugin is potentially affected, the researcher pointed out that there are a few Youtube PoC videos demonstrating the exploitation of the attack for similar software packages.

Cashdollar also...


Saudis now say Khashoggi killed in consulate, after claiming he left alive #Khashoggi "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Source Saudis say Khashoggi died after fight broke out between journalist and people who met him inside consulate Fridays confirmation marks astounding reversal from earlier statements by Saudi officials (Reuters) Saudi Arabia confirmed late Friday that Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in Istanbul. In a statement on Saudi state television, []


Saudis Admit Khashoggi Murder - Offer Weak Cover-Up "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Saudi King Salman was told to keep his son, Mohammad bin Salman, in the position of clown prince. It is widely assumed that MbS, the clown prince, ordered to kill Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The...


Liberals Lose Wentworth: We Now Have A Hung Federal Parliament "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Morrison Government has lost the eastern Sydney seat of Wentworth an electorate that has been held by the Liberals virtually since the Second World War meaning it has also lost its majority in the House of Representatives.

In a stunning result, a short time ago ABC election analyst Antony Green declared Dr Kerryn Phelps a high-profile Independent and the former head of the Australian Medical Association the victor in the by-election.

With about almost 90 per cent of the vote counted, Phelps was predicted to secure 54 per cent of the two-party preferred vote, over the Liberals Dave Sharma.

Sharma has so far polled about 39 per cent of the primary vote, not enough to hold Phelps off once the count moves to preferences.

He went into the contest with a huge 17 per cent margin.

Significantly, early booths reported by the AEC were Vaucluse and East Double Bay both showed massive swings against the Liberals, averaging around 25 per cent. Both booths are traditionally the heartland of the Liberal Party vote.

Independent, Dr Kerryn Phelps, pictured earlier today from ABC TV news coverage.

Virtually all of those votes appear to have gone directly to Ms Phelps.

The Greens and Labor both suffered significant swings against their primary vote 6.2 per cent and 7.8 percent. Combined, thats a 14 per cent swing against them, and when you add in the 21.66 per cent swing against the Liberals, it accounts pretty neatly for Phelps vote (33.09 per cent of first preferences).

The Liberals ham-fisted campaigning in the weeks leading up to the poll clearly didnt help. The ill-conceived announceme...


Orkney Islands Flight May Go Electric "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The BBC are reporting that the Scottish airline Loganair's flights between Westray and Papa Westray, two islands in the Orkneys off the British coast, could be scheduled with electric planes.

The airline is working with experts in the hope of making the electric service a reality by 2021.

Loganair said the Islander aircraft it uses could be modified rather than developing a model from scratch.

It takes about two minutes - including taxiing - to complete the 1.7 mile Westray / Papa Westray leg flight, which is about the same length as the runway at Edinburgh Airport.

The record is 53 seconds.

Cranfield Aerospace are working on the project.

There is also a ferry between the islands, and there have been discussions about a bridge

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What Will Trump Think About Fed After This (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

What Will Trump Think About Fed After This Video Chris Marcus / Arcadia Financials Video Source

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Zaev wins FYROMs name change vote and sets Greeces coalition on fire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Parliament of FYROM approved the proposal to start the process to rename the countrys name into North Macedonia. The voting Friday midnight was just the first but important step on the way to NATO and European Union accession. However, the process is lengthy before FYROM can ratify the Prespes Agreement that will also need

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Fluoridation in water is a drug by any other name, says Parry Sound reader "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Re: Fluoridation of Drinking Water A drug by any other name.
Fluoride has been proven to make teeth more resistant to acid etching and damage. This can be interpreted to say that fluoride may help prevent tooth decay. This is what my father was told when he graduated with his D.D.S. from the college of dentistry, U of A in the early 1950s. It was the launch date of the new and exciting public health project that involved adding fluoride, in some form or another, into municipal drinking water supplies with the hope of improving dental public health across North America (USA had the big idea, Canada followed like any naive little brother might).
The joke of the day was that dentists were going to educate and fluoridate themselves out of a job. The laboratory research that involved applying sodium fluoride to cadaver teeth and then even to live animal and human teeth proved promising, with a more durable, acid resistant enamel being formed (fluoride creates a strong lattice work with the calcium and other enamel minerals) I recall my father showing us in Grade 6 a fluoride demonstration involving three fresh chicken eggs, one coated with a fluoride paste, one left as is and one that he cracked right away to show us the shell strength.
After soaking the remaining two eggs in an acid solution he demonstrated how much tougher the fluoride treated egg shell was to crack. In comparison, the untreated acid-soaked egg shell had been reduced to a softened skin much like a fresh turtle egg. This was all very cool and convincing, to a Grade 6 class. It shouldnt be so awe inspiring to educated health-care professionals or government policy advisers. It was topical application of a pure, high-grade fluoride product. (example, toothpaste)


Picha "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Daily News (Tanzania)


An ecological undertaking in Serengeti National Park (SENAPA) has removed
17,536 snares from the 14,750 square kilometre park.

The Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS), Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA)
and Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO) jointly executed
Serengeti De-Snaring Programme, which has as well rescued 157 wild animals
from the traps laid by poachers within the ecosystem.

The snares have since been set ablaze, according to FZS Programme Leader in
Serengeti Erik Winberg. Mr Winberg, updating tour operators and key
stakeholders in the industry on Monday, said poachers in the Serengeti had
killed hundreds of animals, adding that the joint programme seeks to
support particularly tour operators who rely on wildlife and intact
ecosystem as the basis of tourism in the area.

At least 530 animals were killed by poachers in the past 16 months while
we also established 125 camps that were put up by poachers, explained the
FZS official.

According to Mr Winberg, the project also helped in the arrest of 32
poachers who were found in the area.

Describing the joint operation, Winberg said the 16-man anti-snaring team
is led by retired TANAPA rangers and other community members from villages
surrounding the Serengeti, making use of ex-poachers and exploiting their
experience to fight snaring.

The teams cooperate closely with SENAPA authority and go out to the field
to collect snares before destroying them, he said, adding: When the
de-snaring teams find a poacher?s den, they destroy the bush meat and other
snaring materials to deter poaching activities.

He added that the snares laid by the poachers target species like
wildebeests for bush meat which is later sold. The wildebeest is the most
snared animal due to their large number and predictability of annual
migration, he said.

Elephants and rhinos are also not spared in the scourge as they suffer
amputations because of picking up wire snares.

Detailing how the programme works, Winberg said 5,000 US dollars (about
12m/-) cover the cost of running one team for a month, with an average of
35 snares collected daily. The programmes funding comes from voluntary
donations based on a bed night fee for hoteliers and camp operators
operating in the Serengeti.

Winberg called for public private partnership to keep project up a...


New US-led airstrikes kill over 30 Syrian civilians "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Press TV More than 30 civilians killed in new US-led strikes on Dayr al-Zawr The file photo shows smoke following an airstrike on the western frontline of Raqqah in Syria on July 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP) At least 32 civilians have lost their lives when warplanes of the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist []


Inktober 2018 Drop "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ive just got the first 8 days. Im not going to put a proper visual caption on these. Theyre OK for a bit of visual distraction if you can see, but they just arent worth the effort to describe. Its so much digital ephemera. For this (my first) Inktober, Im combining the Monsters & Mythology prompts plus the Official Prompts.

Going with the spirit of Inktober I didnt allow myself much digital work. For example, I allowed myself no additional strokes or distortion / warping. I dont have every color in the universe, pen-wise, so I did allow myself subtle use of adjusting contrast, hue, saturation, brightness.

You can still tell I did the under-drawing for all of these with a yellow sharpie, so I couldnt erase it. I think that kinda stuff looks fun in a drawing but I know some people hate it, so sorry about that.

Allow me to use this opportunity to call out the official Inktober writers for being cheesy bastids, turning the phrase roasted chicken into two separate prompts and using another to complain this job makes them exhausted. Proceeding thus,

inktober 1st 2018

This is Tatzelwurm + Poisonous. This is inspired by my cat Hecubus. Hes a long boy.

inktober 2nd 2018

This is Nue + Tranquil. Possibly NSFW for tanuki balls. Hey, I had to show the nue has a tanuki torso somehow. The nue is supposed to make noises so scary it makes you fall ill. My notion is that to the nue and friends, those sounds are actually nice.

inktober 3rd 2018

This is Cockatrice + Roasted. Possibly triggery for cruelty to cockatrices. It takes a lady who can kill with her eyes to cook a bird that can kill with its own.

inktober 4th 2018

This is Kelpie + Spell. Shes getting someone under her spell, if thats not apparent enough. :-P

inktober 5th 2018

This is Banshee + Chicken.



Ivory and other wildlife traffickers fly under the radar "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Gulf Times (Qatar)

October 18 2018 01:17 AM
Data indicate that wildlife traffickers moving ivory, rhino horn, reptiles, birds, pangolins, marine products, and mammals by air tend to rely on large hub airports in many parts of the world.

About 55 elephants are killed every day for their ivory and a rhino is gunned down every eight hours for its horn. About 317,000 live birds are trafficked annually. A ranger is shot in the line of duty, on average, every three days!
These daunting global statistics have come from the World Wildlife Fund, which says the issue of wildlife trafficking is threatening animals to an almost inconceivable extent.
Depressing figures, undoubtedly.
But what has it got to do with the aviation industry?
Aviation industry leaders including IATA, the global association of airlines, caution that wildlife traffickers in many places around the world still exploit the air transport sector to smuggle protected and endangered animals and animal products on commercial flights.
This is despite aviation industry committing to play its part in stopping the illegal trade in wildlife, worth nearly $20bn annually.
Data indicate that wildlife traffickers moving ivory, rhino horn, reptiles, birds, pangolins, marine products, and mammals by air tend to rely on large hub airports in many parts of the world. Collectively, these categories account for more than 80% of all trafficked wildlife, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and serve as indicators for broader trends within illicit wildlife trafficking.
The illegal trade of wildlife is the fourth largest black market in the world and impacts more than 7,000 species of animals and plants, data reveal.


Excuses, Excuses when the Stone-Thrower is an israeli Settler (jewish terrorist) and the Victim is Palestinian "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Excuses, Excuses when the Stone-Thrower is an Israeli Settler and the Victim is Palestinian Palestinian Aisha Al-Rawbi, a mother of eight, died after Jewish settlers stoned her car in the West Bank. (Photo: via Social Media) By Ramona Wadi In 2015, Israel approved a law that stipulated a 20-year prison sentence for individuals caught throwing []


Illegal Immigrant Wave Aimed At U.S. Elections? Migrants camp on bridge between Guatemala and Mexico "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The caravan of mainly Honduran migrants, whose journey has triggered escalating anti-immigrant rhetoric from US President Donald Trump, on Friday surged through a series of police lines and barricades up to the fence on Mexicos southern border.

There at the far end of the bridge over the Suchiate River, which forms the western part of the MexicoGuatemala border they hurled rocks and other objects at hundreds of riot police, who responded with rubber bullets and tear gas.

Multiple migrants, federal police and journalists were wounded.

Johan Ordonez, AFP | Honduran migrants taking part in a caravan heading to the US, rest as they arrive at the border crossing point with Mexico, in Ciudad Tecun Uman, Guatemala, on October 19, 2018.

Were running away from violence, and we arrive here and they just hit us more, sobbed 28-year-old Marta Ornelas Cazares, who was nursing her baby but had lost her other two children, aged 10 and 15, in the turmoil.

I dont know what happened, I thought we were going to cross peacefully and then suddenly there were rocks flying and tear gas, she told AFP.

We havent eaten, the soldiers just sent us some water, Marina Alvarado, 48, said.

We are imprisoned here, like animals. Please, open the door, she pleaded.

Mexican authorities insisted the undocumented migrants would have to file asylum claims one at a time in order to enter the country.

They began letting them through in a trickle first women and children, who were ushered onto trucks and taken to shelters.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto described the situation as unprecedented.

Violent entry into the country not only threatens our sovereignty, but also puts the migrants themselves at risk, Pena Nieto said in a video published....


Saturday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to Rare Video Donald Trumps Mother Interview 1994 The interview is so respectful and pleasant, so different to the aggressive style of interviewing today.   The post Saturday nightcap appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Why are todays Profiteers so insistent on the making of a profit? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Profitism: The need to feel eternal in sensation is essential to our existence. Hence todays global tyranny in their quest for eternal profit to feel eternal in sensation. Each year there are thousands of books published (still accelerating in number since the financial crash of 2008) that demonstrate clearly how todays Profiteers make a profit,


Hacking Natures Musicians "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We just wrapped up the Musical Instrument Challenge in the Hackaday Prize, and for most projects that meant replicating sounds made by humans, or otherwise making musicians for humans. Theres more to music than just what can be made in a DAW, though; the world is surrounded by a soundscape, and you only need to take a walk in the country to hear it.

For her Hackaday Prize entry, [Kelly] is hacking natures musicians. Shes replicating the sounds of the rural countryside in transistors and PCBs. Its an astonishing work of analog electronics, and it sounds awesome, too.

The most impressive board [Kelly] has been working on is the Mother Nature Board, a sort of natural electronic chorus of different animal circuits. Its all completely random, based on a Really, Really Random Number Generator, and uses a collection of transistors and 555 timers to create pulses sent to a piezo. This circuit is very much sensitive to noise, and while building it [Kelly] found that not all of her 2N3904 transistors were the same; some of them worked for the noise generator, some didnt. This is a tricky circuit to design, but the results are delightful.

So, can analog electronics sound like a forest full of crickets? Surprisingly, yes. This demonstration shows whats possible with a few breadboards full of transistors, caps, resistors, and LEDs. Its an electronic sculpture of the sounds inspired by the nocturnal soundscape of rural Virginia. Youve got crickets, cicadas, katydids, frogs, birds, and all the other non-human musicians in the world. Beautiful.

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TIPNG demands Transparency on APEC vehicle procurement "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The only way to stop allegations of corruption is to be honest and transparent in procurement processes, says Transparency International PNG (TIPNG). In a media statement TIPNG is calling for the Government and APEC Authority to publicly disclose the total cost involved in the purchase of the Maserati and Bentley vehicles and to demonstrate their compliance with public procurement processes.
TIPNG said this in response to public condemnation of the purchase of 40 Maserati sports cars which were delivered last week and other luxury vehicles. Justin Tkatchenko MP, the Minister responsible for APEC, revealed that the government had procured the luxury cars on the expectation that they would be later sold to the private sector after the November APEC Leaders Meeting in Port Moresby.

We have heard only vehement denials of corruption by the Government and the APEC Authority, but they have not been forthcoming with procurement documents, such as an invitation for bids or receipts of purchase, let alone a list of private sector entities willing to purchase the vehicles. It is therefore not surprising that the public are suspicious of these purchases said the Board of TIPNG.

To assuage these legitimate concerns, the Government, particularly the APEC Ministry and the Department of Finance, must publicly release these procurement documents, otherwise it may be necessary for the relevant agencies such as the Police or Ombudsman Commission to compel them to do so by investigating the matter.
The Government recently passed the National Procurement Act as part of its Alotau II Accord commitments along with a spate of recent Public Finance reform legislation, which was intended to strengthen public trust in Procurement. However it is difficult to see how the general public can have confidence in a system which, in the absence of transparency, is so readily made to support what are seen to be impulsive and extravagant purchases by state entities in the face of declining service delivery, a depressed economy and severe hardships being faced by the ordinary Papua New Guinean.



Euro-Med: At Least One Gazan is Killed Every Single Day "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Euro-Med: At Least One Gazan is Killed Every Single Day Palestinians taking part in the Great March of Return. (Photo: Abdallah Aljamal, Palestine Chronicle) The Geneva-based Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor (Euro-Med) said that Israeli forces caused injuries to one in every 100 Palestinians as Gaza protests conclude 200 days and called on the international community []


LIVE Wentworth By-Election Coverage: Huge Swing Against Liberals, ABCs Green Calls It For Phelps "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

UPDATE 7:18pm: ABCs election analyst Antony Green has called the Wentworth by-election for Independent Kerryn Phelps.

UPDATE 7:13pm: With six of 41 booths in, Independent Kerry Helps appears to be headed for a stunning destruction of the Liberal Party, leading Dave Sharma on first preference, 1648 votes to 1531.

Commentators had tipped Phelps may win the seat, but no=one predicted she would actually outpoll the Liberals, with expectations she would pass Sharma on preferences.

Two of the booths that came in early Vaucluse and East Double Day showed swings of above 25 per cent against the Liberals, and theyre traditionally strong booths for the government.

UPDATE 7:04pm: ABC election analyst Antony Green is potentially only minutes away from calling the Wentworth by-election for Independent Dr Kerry Phelps.

Four booths have so far been counted all of them show a massive swing against the Liberals, in the vicinity of almost 30 percent.

UPDATE 6:55pm: A second booth is in. The Liberal vote is down 23.4 percent at the Vaucluse, one of the best booths for the Government. It puts Sharma at around 40 per cent across two booths, which would make it almost impossible for the Liberals to retain the seat.

6:44pm:  Less than 400 votes have been counted in todays Wentworth by-election, but already, a huge swing appears to be on against the Liberals.

A few minutes ago, the Australian Electoral Commission posted the results for the first booth East Double Bay. It showed a 27.31 per cent swing against the Liberals.

Those votes went to independent Kerry Phelps, who picked up 29.48 per cent of the booth. In terms of raw votes, Dave Sharma won 165; Phelps picked up 102. Labors Tim Murray picked up 30 votes.

If that sort of swing translates across the electorate -Turnbull won the seat in 2016 with as 17 per cent margin Dave Sharma will lose the seat for the Liberals.

Wentworth has been in Liberal hands almost exclusively since 1944. It was held briefly in the early 2000s by Peter King, a Liberal dis-endorsed to make way for future Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Turnbull held the seat since 2004, only to leave politics entirely two m...


PNG Kumuls v England Knights match tickets go on sale "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tickets for the first of the two game International series next Saturday (October 27) between the PNG LNG Kumuls and England Knights in Lae will go on sale next Monday October 22, 2018. PNGRFL CEO Reatau Rau said the tickets will be on sale from 9am on Monday at Andersons, Eriku and Foodmart in Town. He added Brian Bell Homecentre at Lae Market will be confirmed by tomorrow.

He said the cost per ticket is K50. This covers all the stands and the grass areas at the Lae Rugby League ground, Rau said. He added the cost covers everybody from young to old. Every person that enters the ground, whether a child or adult must purchase a ticket. There is no separate price for children, Rau added.

He said this is the first appearance for the PNG LNG Kumuls in Lae since 2014 and the first time an International team is touring the country after more than 15 years or so therefore we believe K50 per person to host the game in Lae is affordable, Rau said.

He said there are security features on the tickets to prevent counterfeiting and abuse. The tickets have security features on them and will be scanned on entry so there is no space for cheating, he said.

He urged the public to buy tickets early as there will be no sales on game day on Saturday. Gates at the Rugby League grounds will open at 9am on Saturday October 27, 2018. The curtain raiser will be an Under 20s match which kicks off at 12.15pm. The International fixture between PNG LNG Kumuls and England Knights kicks off at 3pm.


Golds Official Price is $42, and maybe thats a Good Thing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Golds Official Price is $42, and maybe thats a Good Thing from Bullion Star This blog post is a guest post on BullionStars Blog by the renowned blogger JP Koning who will be writing about monetary economics, central banking and gold. BullionStar does not...

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The Saudis are publicly divided "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

De-fusing the plot to bring down the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed ben Salmane ( MBS ), has caused several members of the Royal family to flee. While King Salmane personally assured the Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, that he knew nothing about the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, it was rumoured that his son, MBS, had definitely requested that he be presented with the head of Prince Al-Waleed's right hand man. Prince Ahmed ben Abdelaziz, King Salmane's brother, has set up a permanent base (...)


You Now Have A Shorter Attention Span Than a Goldfish "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

You Now Have A Shorter Attention Span Than a Goldfish
by Time

"No longer can we boast about 12 seconds of coherent thought. The average attention span for the notoriously ill-focused goldfish is nine seconds, but according to a study from Microsoft Corp., people now generally lose concentration after eight seconds, highlighting the affects of an increasingly digitalized lifestyle on the brain.

Researchers in Canada surveyed 2,000 participants and studied the brain activity of 112 others using electroencephalograms (EEGs). Microsoft found that since the year 2000 (or about when the mobile revolution began) the average attention span dropped from 12 seconds to eight seconds. Heavy multi-screeners find it difficult to filter out irrelevant stimuli - theyre more easily distracted by multiple streams of media, the report read. On the positive side, the report says our ability to multitask has drastically improved in the mobile age.



Nation-States Are Yesterdays Politics Lets Review Our Terms and Conditions "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Global trends indicate that we are graduating from ideological party politics to voting based on personal priorities such as financial security. Trumps America is the prime example. But, like their hurricanes, everything from the US eventually crosses the water and laps our shores. Unstoppable cultural homogeneity adds to this. With lightning speed our young people adopt the same fashion, music and patois globally.

The extent to which this is manipulated by media giants, arms of government and lizard overlords is the subject of speculation but it would be naive to exclude them from being major influencers. Maybe the lizards. While The Right have had their moment and irreparably changed things, trends always bounce back and a New Left is bound to emerge eventually. It will probably be a Hard Left as political swings generally mirror each others position on the continuum. 

But we are different. 

We have long expected every generation in this piece of land, which dare not speak its name, to bring change to electoral patterns. And they have failed us. Like Peter Pan, they forget the free-flight of their youth when they join the rat race. 

But it is this endemic consumerism which might now have an influence on voting patterns and shape a new alignment in these islands. 

We have all become savvy in the spending of our money and are aware of the nature of a contract. We make choices between an array of providers for our phones, banking, internet, electricity and shop around physically and on-line in search of the best deals available, weighing value against quality and quantity (our grand-parents became adept at this in the austerity of WW2). 

The penny will eventually drop, as migration turns us into a melting pot, that a government is nothing more than a very large service provider. In the same manner as with our phone company, we sign a time limited contra...


"All Of The Available Data Show...: "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

All of the available data show that the typical American citizen has about 
as much interest in the life of the mind as does your average armadillo.
- Morris Berman

Apologies to armadillos for the comparison, but if it's true... and it is.


Saturday Night at the Movies "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Cuckoo In The Nest (1933)


Monte Walsh (1970)

March Or Die


365 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If I had to choose just one of the appliances that makes my life so much easier than it was for people usually women  of previous generations it would be the washing machine.

Doing the laundry is no longer the long and arduous task it used to be when it had to be done by hand or in earlier machines like the one my mother had when I was a child, with a wringer.

Modern machines are automatic, do the washing in a fraction of the time and leave the clothes dry enough not to drip.

When working properly they also do their work without wetting anything else but Mine developed a leak that left a puddle after every wash.

Neither my farmer nor I could work out the source of the leak.

We called a plumber who called in, checked the machine, said it wasnt plumbing and recommended an appliance specialist.

We called him, he called in, checked the machine and said there was nothing wrong with it.

Next time I did the washing another large puddle appeared under the machine.

I mopped it up and re-summoned the specialist who came again and again said there was nothing wrong.

Next time I did the washing an even larger puddle appeared.

I mopped it up. It was too late to call anyone but later still I was getting something from the cupboard under the sink beside the washing machine when I noticed water in a vase and bucket.

That indicated the water was coming from a higher place. I looked up and noticed water dripping on the hose that connected the tap to the washing machine.

I called the plumber again. He called again, replaced the hose and solved the problem.

Today Im grateful my washing machine is working as it should and not washing the clothes without washing the floor.


Robert Spencer at Reagan Ranch October conference "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Por que evanglicas pobres rejeitam Bolsonaro e gostam do Lula "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bolsonaro machista. Se ele ganhar vai aumentar o feminicdio. O Lula no santo, mas, pelo menos, fez alguma coisa pelos pobres. A avaliao poltica da cabeleireira Helena*, de 21 anos, trs filhos e moradora de uma das favelas de Campos dos Goytacazes, no Rio. Apesar de sua opinio poltica, Helena rejeita o rtulo de feminista e de petista. Evanglica, membro de uma das diversas igrejas pentecostais que povoam as periferias brasileiras, consegue, porm, vislumbrar os perigos que um suposto governo de Jair Bolsonaro possa trazer s mulheres e elogia os benefcios dos governos petistas.

A avaliao de Helena no isolada. Como ela, conheci muitas outras evanglicas das periferias que concordam com sua opinio, revelando as complexidades que determinam o voto das evanglicas pobres, que esto muito longe de ser a massa de manobra como julgam setores supostamente intelectualizados. De fato, a tendncia de voto das mulheres mais pobres a rejeio ao candidato do PSL, como afirmado pelo diretor do Datafolha, Mauro Paulino, ao destacar que foram as mulheres com menor renda que impediram que Bolsonaro vencesse as eleies em primeiro turno.

Como pesquisadora das camadas populares, tenho convivido com as evanglicas de forma bastante prxima. Trabalho na regio de Campos dos Goytacazes, no complexo de favelas que rodeia o rio Paraba. Nessa relao de pesquisadora, percebi um fato bvio: o campo evanglico heterogneo. Existem diferentes formas de se experienciar a f. Desde o protestante supostamente mais intelectualizado adepto das igrejas histricas como a presbiteriana e a batista, passando pelos neopentecostais com seus cultos realizados em grandes templos, nos quais enfatizada teologia da prosperidade.

Em uma observao nas bairros perifricos das cidades brasileiras, possvel notar uma outra vertente de evanglicos. So os pentecostais que povoam os incontveis pequenos templos presentes nas favelas. Nestas pequenas igrejas, os cultos so sempre ruidosos, com hinos, pregaes e oraes expressas a todo volume. Extremamente comuns e diversos nos bairros mais pobres, esses templos so expresses privilegiadas da religiosidade praticada nas camadas populares urbanas brasilei...


"Showtime in America: Idiots Delight, A Quasi Review. 'Its All A Lie' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"Showtime in America: 
Idiots Delight, A Quasi Review. 'Its All A Lie'
By Edward Curtin

The making of a journalist: no ideas and the ability to express them. 
Karl Kraus, "Half-Truths & One-and-a-Half Truths"

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were 
a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. 
Mark Twain

All cats die. Socrates is dead. Socrates is a cat. 
Eugene Ionesco, "Rhinoceros"

"If believability is your gauge for discerning truth, you are living in a fantasy world. But that is the reality of life in the United States today. This is the land of make-believe in which actors and audiences are engaged in a vast folie deux full of sound and fury signifying a nothingness that passes for intelligence. Assertions made convincingly enough are the new facts for a population hypnotized by a stage-managed reality show.

The recently closed Kavanaugh/Blasey Ford Show that mercifully....


Saudi Arabianot Iranis the biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world today "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Real Largest State Sponsor of Terrorism  by Adam Weinstein Mark Wilson via Getty Images U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in the Oval Office at the White House, March 14, 2017. Saudi Arabianot Iranis the biggest state sponsor of terrorism []


Measles Alert "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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By Eve Mykytyn


On October 18, the Jewish Forward reported six cases of measles among Orthodox Jewish children under the age of four in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Also noted were 11 cases of measles in Orthodox Jewish enclaves in Rockland County, New York.

This follows a larger outbreak in 2013 in the Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn, itself the third or fourth measles problem in the community since 2007, and following closely on the heels of a mumps outbreak that affected more than 3,000 people. In 2013 alone New York City spent $395,000 and more than 10,000 personnel hours to respond to the measles outbreak and keep it contained. Serious measles outbreaks have also recently affected the Orthodox communities in London, Jerusalem and Los Angeles.

Apparently, Orthodox communities vaccinate their children at lower rates than the general public. A study in London found lower rates of va...


Philippines: Rice prices hard to explain since we are an agricultural nation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Cielito Habitos piece Momentum breakers (Opinion, 10/16/18) is sobering. It made me wonder where our country is going and if our economy would end up in shambles.

Unchecked economic problems will likely deteriorate into political chaos and a precarious national situation.

I can understand the spiraling interest rates and oil prices, for they are beyond our control. But I have difficulty reconciling his point on the spike in rice prices, since we are an agricultural nation and yet we import our staple food from neighboring countries that studied in our agricultural universities

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A farmer removes weeds growing alongside with ride stalks at a ricefield in Naujan, Oriental Mindoro in Philippines REUTERS

Why do we import rice during harvest time? Why dont we import ahead of the lean months to ensure ample reserves? Also, why do we convert rice lands into posh housing subdivisions? A hectare that produces 200 sacks of palay per harvest season but is sold to commercial developers means a loss of rice supply.

I concur with Habito that if our country is economically dislocated and pushed into penury, we have nobody to blame but ourselves.

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Syrian War Report October 19, 2018: ISIS Captures 700 Hostages Including US, EU Citizens "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

South Front 19.10.2018 ISIS has captured 700 hostages, including US and European citizens, in Syria and is killing 10 people a day, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during the Valdai Discussion Clubs 15th Annual Meeting on October 18. He criticized US forces for this catastrophic failure adding that the terrorists have delivered ultimatums and made []


Three Strange Events Occurring in Antarctica (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Three Strange Events Occurring in Antarctica Video Adapt 2030 Strange humming sounds emanating from Antarctic land ice and out of rational explanation cosmic rays from the surface of the ice sheet pointing skyward, massive coronal hole across the Sun and...

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Slavic Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I was actually thinking whether this would be better suited here or in the Behind the Iron Curtain series and I decided for putting it here.

Former Czechoslovak Socialist Republic has had a great tradition of stop-motion capture movies and one of its pinnacles was a series of short stories for children that was so succesful that it runs until today. The series started the same year I was born, and one of my favourite episodes Tapety (Wallpapers) is just three years younger. The series was originally named A je to! (Its done!) and was aired in the evenings as a bed-time story for children.

You can enjoy this series no matter your native language since there are exactly zero words spoken. If you spend bing watching multiple episodes, feel free to blame me.


Homeless Man Becomes Millionaire by Building Beaches in Peoples Backyards "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sometimes, you dont know your true calling until it finds you. This was certainly the case for Eric White, 33, the owner of Zydeco Construction. The once formerly-homeless man now owns a Louisiana-based company that builds beaches in peoples backyards, and hes making millions doing it.

When White was 15-years-old, he was homeless for about eight months. Growing up, things werent easy for me, he told USA Today. White dropped out of school in the ninth grade and only had a second-grade reading skill. I could hardly even spell my name, he said.

Despite his lacking education, he always felt as if he understood construction. I knew if I worked at it, said White, I could really do something with it. He got his start working for a local construction company just to pay the bills. But later, he learned of a job opening with a Baton Rouge-based company that paid $12 hour. The guy that I worked for there took me under his wing and taught me about the company. Within the first six months, I was managing the team, said White.

The ambitious individual continued to work his way up with various construction companies. Eventually, he started his own company, a pool business called Cool Pools. That business did very well, and last year, I sold it for over a million (dollars), he said.

Zydeco Construction was the next venture. The company builds beach-like swimming ponds that are crystal blue and have 360 degrees of sand surrounding them. Each pond is completely customizable and is outfitted with accessories, including outdoor kitchens, gazebos, umbrellas, and volleyball nets.

The 33-year-old says the sky is the limit when it comes to creating your dream beach.

White has tackled his vision from every angle. He said, Its something that for years I would think to myself, What if someone could figure out a way to turn a pond into a paradise? I did as much research as I could and applied it to building these ponds.

It has always been a dream of mine to do th...


Chinas richest woman suffers setback in Donald Trumps trade war "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

IPhone and Tesla touchscreens once made her Chinas richest woman. Donald Trumps trade war with China has made her the biggest loser in 2018 among Chinese billionaires.

Zhou Qunfei, the chairman of consumer electronics supplier Lens Technology, has lost two thirds of her fortune, or $US6.6 billion ($9.3 billion), this year the biggest drop in percentage terms among Chinas wealthy according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

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Lens Technology shares have slumped 62 per cent this year, driven by a selloff of Apple suppliers as the US president stepped up trade tariffs on China, and as Elon Musk agreed to resign from his chairman role at Tesla chairman following a Securities and Exchange Commission probe.

The wealth rout has also dragged down the fortunes of billionaires like Alibaba founder Jack Ma and Tencent Holdings Chief Executive Officer Ma Huateng. Chinese billionaires among the worlds top 500 richest people have lost a combined $US86 billion this year.

A report by Oxford Economics released on Friday found Chinese stocks have been harder hit by adverse trade policy news than any other country.

Chinese equities have generally been more responsive to negative trade war news in recent months, more sluggish to recover than US equities and less impacted by positive trade war news than elsewhere, analysts Jamie Thompson and Liam Gallagher wrote.

Many Apple suppliers in greater China, including Lens, fell last month after Trump said he was willing to slap tariffs on an additional $US267 billion of Chinese goods, on top of duties on $US200 billion in imports he was already considering. Tariffs and any relocation of manufacturing plants to the US would increase costs, while the possible rise of nationalism in China may lead to a boycott of US brands such as Apple, hurting suppliers, Capital Futures analyst Yeason Jung said last month.

Lens also laminates display panels for Tesla. Many of Teslas Asian suppliers declined after the SEC accused Musk of misleading investors when he tweeted funding had been lined up to take the carmaker private, leading to a $US40 million settlement.

Zhou was born in Xiangxiang, in Chinas Hunan province in 1970. After working for six years at a factory producing glasses, she left to start her own company in Shenzhen, the predecessor to Lens Technology. It began trading on the Growth Enterprises board in Shenzhen in March 2015. Her husband, Zheng Junlong, is a shareholder and vice chairman of Lens.



israels (apartheid state) Defiance of History, Morality and Law "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Israels Defiance of History, Morality and Law By Jeremy Salt | Palestine Chronicle | October 19, 2018 A boy in Gaza gathering rocks to defend against Israeli snipers. (Photo: Abdallah Aljamal, PC) No state established on land seized by force from the people living on that land can claim moral legitimacy and a right to exist. []


LLVM's Codebase Will Likely Move To C++17 Next Year "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While LLVM's Clang compiler already supports C++17, what this change is about is the LLVM code itself and for sub-projects like Clang can begin making use of C++17 code itself. This in turn ups the requirements for being able to compile the code-base...


Governor stuns Alaska Federation of Natives with end to campaign "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When thousands of Alaska Natives gathered for two major conferences, they had no idea they would be witnessing history.


Midnight Meme Of The Day! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Noah

Thank you Keith Richards! You are a brilliantly succinct man of words, not to mention one hell of a musician!


Classic Drama: Love for Lydia #3/13 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Lydia Aspen, a seemingly shy girl from a wealthy but isolated background, is encouraged by her aunts, her new carers, to discover the delights of growing up. They entrust her education to Mr Richardson, the young apprentice for Evensfords local newspaper, who is sent to their house to get a story about the recent death of Lydias father.

Richardsons access to the Aspens is unusual, as they are rarely seen by anyone from the town and hide behind their stone walls and perimeter of trees; introducing Lydia to the towns inhabitants gives Richardson a great sense of pride. Visiting the Aspen estate also allows Richardson the chance to escape from the great engulfing vacuum of Evensford, with its endless stretch of factory roofs and back alleys.

As Lydia and Richardson spend more time together, he realises that his initial concept of Lydia was wrong, that she is far from being shy, and is often impetuous and demanding and enjoys captivating the young men who become her companions. Richardson soon discovers that his promise to love her, no matter what she does to him, is going to push him beyond the pain and feelings he thinks he is capable of experiencing


Donald Trump, Brett Kavanaugh e a era dos prncipes mimados "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Um trecho do anurio de Brett Kavanaugh em Yale. Algumas informaes pessoais foram editadas para fins de privacidade.


Cyst Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Goodbye, Google+: A eulogy for the last great social network "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Fans long feared Google might one day give up the ghost town. Everybody else wondered: What took them so long?

Google+ is dead.

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President Donald Trump writes op-ed, says Democrats want open borders and socialism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The open borders meme is nothing more than a creeping power grab at the expense of economic health and more directly at the expense of the Union movement already ruined by outright union busting by offshoring.  That this comes at the hands of the socialists is the ultimate irony and informs us that control of this movement has fallen under the hands of committed International Marxists or NAZIs who understand this as a road to overcome local voting blocks.
The medicare situation will have to be successfully worked out, but this has to be post mid terms.  With pricing getting sorted out we may have good data as well.  I suspect that Trump will succeed in getting it right.

The other huge problem will be monopoly busting and that i am sure is also coming, though one at a time.

This is been soft peddled, but we have been under attack by an international CABAL of committed NAZIs allied with the DEEP STATE whose agenda is drawn completely from the communist and fascist playbook.  This is been rolled back and the panic is palpable.  The real breakdown has not happened yet and the whole world is watching and preparing to follow suit.  This is the real WWIII, but it is not been fought with armies but still against armies. Much will happen out of sight..

President Donald Trump writes op-ed, says Democrats want open borders and socialism

politics | Oct 10, 2018 | By President Donald Trump

Throughout the year, we have seen Democrats across the country uniting around a new legislative proposal that would end Medicare as we know it and take away benefits that seniors have paid for their entire lives.



NAFTA 2.0: Free Trade or Central Planning? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


 The interesting question is whether these agreements are meaningful way stations on the way to universal free trade?  I actually think that they are because in the very long term wage parity will become reality.  It is regrettably a slow process.

Trade agreements are necessary to allow management of market share generally and to block egregious dumping and other shake down tactics.  Thus Canada rarely sees its retail auto market disturbed while participating fully in the USA market at the wholesale level.

With thousands of products and many manufacturing scenarios, the major long term problem with free trade is predatory dumping and locking out competition..  That is why P&G is able to supply the majority of products at a drug store.  A better product has real difficulty getting shelf space because of this.  

From this, our real problem is to properly define so called free trade in a way that allows open competition and serves consumers.


NAFTA 2.0: Free Trade or Central Planning?

10/09/2018Ron Paul

Last week the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with a new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Sadly, instead of replacing NAFTAs managed trade with true free trade, the new USMCA expands governments control over trade.

For example, under the USMCAs rules of origin, at least 75 percent of a cars parts must be from the US, Canada, or Mexico in order to avoid tariffs. This is protectionism designed to raise prices of cars using materials from outside North America.

The USMCA also requires that 40 to 45 percent of an automobiles content be made by workers earning at least 16 dollars per hour. Like all government-set wages, this requirement will increase prices and decrease employment.



Instant coffee "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In university residence we all lived on instant coffee. I have barely touched it since and actually gave up coffee itself almost twenty five years ago when i understood just how much sugar it led me to consume.  No one was happier than myself when i saw Stevia show up at Starbucks, though i now use scant sweeteners. It has allowed my wife to end much of her sugar habit.  Bulk sales ofstevia packets cannot be too far out.

It has been a long ride and it is good to see quality is slowly inching ahead.  While i was in Europe this spring i was able to enjoy ample cappuccino as my usual tea preferences were hard to sustain.  Otherwise i now drink it rarely except as treat.

That market and the specialty market is certainly expanding thanks to Starbucks and its imitators, even now in China.  Whether the instant market has a real niche or not beyond what i just described as a necessary evil or not remains to be proven.  A quality decaf could compete with chocolate.. 

Instant coffee

October 10, 2018

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Explain the Chinese spy, Sen. Feinstein "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

First off, it is extremely bad and i do not know just how the FBI was not onto this chap the day he showed up.  If they were doing their job, they were and kept him in the loop deliberately.  This is more normal spy-craft.  If not then start firing the fools.

More seriously though, this is the tip of the iceberg in terms of Sen. Feinstein if i am reading the Intel correctly.  The rest is likely to come out soon as well as it will be embarrassing to the DEMS as if they are not already embarrassed enough.

I have dealt with hundreds of Chinese over the years and this has included the odd spy as well. No, they did not tell me either.  Recall every student leaving China gets an exit interview and contact information and may well also have a local handler here to assist him.  Most of this does not stick but greed and opportunity will work wonders.

There is no need to be paranoid, but you must never recruit a foreign national to handle sensitive information normally.  This is simply because he will be open to family blackmail however honest.  So even before you do a security review, just why was a Chinese national ever considered for the position of driver in the first instance?  Did Feinstein accept him as part of an arrangement?.



Migrant caravan: US-bound migrants clash with Mexico riot police "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Families in the migrant caravan celebrate after forcing open a gate at the Guatemala-Mexico borderFamilies in the migrant caravan celebrated the breach of a gate on the Guatemala-Mexico border. Credit Getty

Hundreds of migrants travelling across Central America in a mass caravan to the US have tried to breach Mexicos southern border and enter the country.

Some migrants broke through Guatemalan border fences but then clashed with Mexican riot police in no mans land.

On Friday, US President Donald Trump thanked Mexico for holding back the migrants from crossing into the US.

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The migrants, mostly from Honduras, say they are fleeing violence and poverty, and include women and children.

President Trump, who has threatened to close down the US border, said the military would be called upon if needed.

They might as well turn back, theyre not coming into this country, he told reporters on Friday.

After talks on border security in Mexico, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the situation was reaching a moment of crisis.

Migrants storm the Guatemala-Mexico international bridge, in the border city of Ciudad Hidalgo in MexicoMen, women and...


#FightWithMichele: Needed Funds for Micheles Treatment Raised in Less than 1 Month! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The #FithWithMichele fundraising campaign which was kicked off a month ago to help cover Michele Hajals $740K curative treatment (CAR-T CELLS THERAPY) in the United States has succeeded and Michele will be on her way to get treatment and hopefully recover fully.

Heres the message she posted on her insta:

People are asking themselves how did we do it? How were we able to reach our target in less than one month?
First, its definitely Gods will. I asked him to guide us to the right way if this is for my good. And this is what He did! If this wasnt a miracle, then what was it!?
Second, I will be forever grateful for these people in my life. They worked hard to make this happen. They didnt ask anything in return. They never failed to put a smile on my face. They showed me the meaning of true love and that angels still exist!
I can never thank you enough.
I love you & I will do anything for you!

Its always heartwarming to see Lebanese put their differences aside to help someone in need. Tens of NGOs, institutions, restaurants, pubs, night clubs, schools, universities took part in the fundraising and played a vital role in collecting all this money to save Micheles life.

Now we can only hope that the treatment goes well and she gets back to living a normal cancer-free life soon enough. You can follow Micheles updates [here].


UBS and Julius Baer restrict travel to China after Singapore banker is detained Everybody in China is at risk "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

  • The travel restrictions, which were not announced publicly, highlight the challenges for foreign bankers in China
  • Chinas anti-corruption drive has focused firmly on the financial sector, unsettling some foreign executives
PUBLISHED : Saturday, 20 October, 2018, 7:48am
UPDATED : Saturday, 20 October, 2018, 8:17am

South China Morning Post

Two large global wealth managers have imposed restrictions on staff travel to China after a UBS Group AG employee was detained, underlining the challenges of capturing business in a country where fortunes are growing the fastest on the planet.

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UBS has asked some bankers not to travel to China after the incident, according to people with knowledge of the matter, who asked not to be identified because the measures arent public. Julius Baer also imposed...


What sanctions on Russia and China really mean "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A crucial Pentagon report on the US defense industrial base and "supply chain resiliency" bluntly accuses China of "military expansion" and "a strategy of economic aggression," mostly because Beijing is the only source for "a number of chemical products used in munitions and missiles." Russia is mentioned only once, but in a crucial paragraph: as a - what else - "threat," alongside China, for the US defense industry. The Pentagon, in this report, may not be advocating total war against both Russia and China - as it was interpreted in some quarters. What it does is configure the trade war against China as even more incandescent, while laying bare the true motivations behind the sanctioning of Russia. The US Department of Commerce has imposed restrictions on 12 Russian corporations that are deemed to be "acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the US." In practice, this means that American corporations cannot export dual-use products to any of the...


The Croatian Role In The Destruction Of Yugoslavia In The 1990s (II) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tudjmans personal efforts to make stronger his own political (authoritarian) position in Croatia at any cost of liberal democratic institutions are obvious and very similar to his counterpart in Serbia in the 1990s with one difference: Tudjman was more successful in destroying liberal democracy in Croatia in comparison to Miloshevics efforts to do the same in Serbia.

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On the value of the evolutionary psychology model "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An ability to hold our instincts up to the light, rather than navely accepting their products in our consciousness as just the way things are, is the first step in discounting them when they lead to harmful ends. - Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature Big ideas often rock the boat, but few have rocked it as thoroughly as the idea of evolution by natural selection. The notion that humans evolved from non-human ancestors, through the survival of some mutations at the expense of others, offends countless cherished ideologies. Natural selection insults the religious conviction that our existence is divinely sanctioned, disturbs the progressive belief that selfish competition is a modern aberration, and disorients the widespread desire to find purpose and morality in the natural world. Given these transgressions, it's no wonder that evolution has serious public relations issues.


The Vandalisation of Doctor Who "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to The post The Vandalisation of Doctor Who appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Classic Aussie Crime Drama: Water Rats S04 E17 Im Home "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Season 3 Episode 5 appears to be missing

Water Rats is an Australian TV police procedural broadcast on the Nine Network from 1996 to 2001. The series was based on work of the men and women of the Sydney Water Police who fight crime around Sydney Harbour and surrounding locales. The show was set on and around Goat Island in Sydney Harbour.

Water Rats premiered on 12 February 1996, and ran for six seasons and 177 episodes. Colin Friels and Catherine McClements were the original stars of the series and were instrumental in the shows early success. They both departed the show in 1999. In later seasons, Steve Bisley, Aaron Pedersen and Dee Smart became the shows main stars.

For the sixth and final season in 2001, the show concentrated more on the cops personal lives rather than just focusing on the crimes committed. The Nine Network cancelled the show after six seasons. Executive Producer Kris Noble blamed escalating costs for the cancellation. However, Bisley and Smart had also just quit the show, and the series had already been suffering a ratings battle following the departure of Friels and McClements in 1999. 


Philippine Customs accused of drug smuggling cover-up "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A senior Bureau of Customs (BOC) official on Friday alleged that Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapea could be involved in a cover-up of the smuggling of an estimated P6.8 billion worth of shabu (crystal meth) through the port of Manila.

Ma. Lourdes Mangaoang, deputy collector for passenger service at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, told the Inquirer that on Aug. 13, she showed Lapea copies of X-ray images of the shipping containers which held four magnetic lifters that a few days earlier the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) found in Cavite province and determined to have been used to smuggle shabu.

The BOC had seized two magnetic lifters that contained an estimated P3.4 billion worth of shabu earlier that month.


That drug seizure was quickly overshadowed days later by PDEAs discovery of the four identical magnetic lifters, consigned to SMYD Trading and believed to have contained an estimated P6.8-billion worth of shabu.

Mangaoang said she was surprised that instead of asking her what they could do or telling her that he would initiate an investigation, Lapea instead asked her where she got the images and who else had copies.

She said she saw on television a day later customs officials telling a House hearing on the shabu smuggling that there were no illegal drugs inside the magnetic lifters, showing lawmkers dark X-ray images of the device.

Despite the fact that I told Lapea that there was something in them the following day at the hearing they said other things and they showed dark images (of the lifters), she said.

For you to say that there was nothing inside, that is cover-up, she said. They committed perjury.



October 18, 2018: Israel Is Preparing To Challenge S-300 In Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

South Front 18.10.2018 Two F-15 warplanes of the US-led coalition accidentally struck a unit of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which was involved in the SDF advance on ISIS in the Euphrates Valley, the Russian news agency Sputnik reported on October 17. The strike reportedly killed 6 SDF members and inured 15 others. ISIS terrorists []


Harvard's own study reveals university showed favoritism towards oppressed students "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Harvard University's own study found top athletes, legacies and kids who score highly for traits like "courage" are more likely to be admitted - while Asian-Americans are less likely to score a spot. A nonprofit suing the school for discrimination presented the internal 2013 study in Boston federal court Friday, pointing out that even Harvard found being an Asian-American has a negative impact on your chances of gaining entry to the school. "There's a negative effect of being Asian on an applicant's choice of admission, correct? That means an applicant's choice of admission is lower?" said attorney Kat Hacker, a lawyer for plaintiff Students for Fair Admissions. Erin Driver-Linn, the director of Harvard's Office of Institutional Research, conceded, "In this model, yes." Students for Fair Admissions alleges that Harvard's race-conscious admissions policy discriminates against Asian-American applicants by capping their numbers and holding them to a higher standard than other races.


NAJA Calls Out LA Times for Anti-Indian Child Welfare Act Op-ed Full of Anti-Indian Propaganda "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Naomi Schaefer Riley

Published October 20, 2018

NORMAN, Okla.    The Native American Journalist Association, based in Norman, Oklahoma sent a letter critical of the Los Angeles Times publishing an op-ed that allowed a writer to call for the elimination of the landmark 1978 Indian Child Welfare Act.

Here is the letter sent to the Los Angeles Times:

The Native American Journalists Association is disappointed in the lack of due diligence demonstrated by the Los Angeles Times in publishing the op-ed Does the Indian Child Welfare Act protect tribal interests at the expense of children? We call on the organization and the opinion section to review their policies and practices in light of its unchecked dissemination of anti-Indian propaganda.

The Times published an Oct. 12 op-ed by Naomi Schaefer Riley in which Schaefer Riley advocates for the elimination of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) by deliberately misrepresenting the law to readers a tactic organizations labeled hate groups have used in an attempt to undermine the law.

NAJA is dismayed that the Times would publish opinions that align so closely with views held by established anti-Indian hate groups and calls on the paper to review their op-ed policies and journalistic standards. It is chilling that a revered organization like the Times would lack the ability to identify the difference between informed opinion on important and consequential Indigenous issues, and talking points advocated by anti-Indian hate groups based on stereotypes and misinformation.

For this reason, NAJA has published a guide on best practices when reporting on ICWA cases to provide newsrooms with the tools to provide readers with accurate and contextual coverage on the topic. NAJA consistently advocates for consultation with tribal leaders and authorities. Had the Times editors consulted any tribal leaders, they would have learned that tribal nations within the United States do NOT support the elimination of ICWA.

NAJA also recommends that reporters never refer to blood quantum when covering ICWA cases. The law applies to citizens of tribal nations as determined by that nation, not federally imposed standards like degree of Indian blood. Measuring the amount of Indian blood a child has is an inherent act of racism. However, Schaefer Rileys op-ed hinges on this idea then leans on ste...


Asteroid 2018 UL flew past Earth at 0.57 LD "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 UL flew past Earth at 0.57 LD / 0.00148 AU (221 404 km / 137 574 miles) on October 17, 2018. This is now the 57th known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and 4th this month. It...... Read more

The iNaturalist species data sharing platform reaches one million users "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The iNaturalist species data- and image-sharing platform reached a milestone earlier this month with its one millionth observer. The platform consists of a mobile app and corresponding website that help users identify the plants and animals around them. The tools enable users to upload photos and information about these observations and receive help in identifying them from others in this nature-oriented community. The platform aims to link people to the nature around them, encourage data sharing and assessment, and provide crowd-sourced data to scientists that would otherwise be difficult to generate. Several technologies in smartphonesincluding the camera, clock, calendar, and GPShelp tag each photo temporally and geographically, which allows the iNaturalist data to contribute to species range information. A wood duck in the Washington, DC area identified during the 2018 City Nature Challenge later confirmed by the iNaturalist community. Image by Sue Palminteri/Mongabay. Launched 10 years ago, the platform has received and processed nearly 14 million observations of more than 180,000 species. It encourages observers to explore the outdoors by helping them identify what they see around them on a regular basis, as well as through events, such as the City Nature Challenge earlier this year. The platform has since added artificial intelligence to its toolkit, which has sped identification of more common species. It relies on a large photo database provided by the community. The many images, with confirmed identifications, it contains for some species has enabled the platforms collaborators to train computer vision algorithms to identify species from the

Die Berliner Polizei hat sich da eine besondere Art ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Die Berliner Polizei hat sich da eine besondere Art von Legacy-Software-Problem eingefangen.

In Eigenregie entwickelte ein Berliner Polizist eine Software, die seit 15 Jahren im Land Berlin eingesetzt wird. Das Problem: Das Programm strzt hufig ab, und da der Beamte mittlerweile in Pension ist, sind Updates schwierig umsetzbar.
Das kennen hier wahrscheinlich alle in der einen oder anderen Variante, das Problem :-)


Saudi Arabia: Journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed at consulate in Turkey "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Saudi Arabia: Journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed at consulate in Turkey --Eighteen Saudis have been arrested so far in connection with the journalist's death | 19 Oct 2018 | Saudi Arabia has confirmed Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate in Istanbul after a fight broke out. Mr Khashoggi, 59, went missing on 2 October during a visit to the consulate to get marriage papers and pressure had been growing on Saudi Arabia to explain his disappearance. Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor was quoted on state television as saying that a fight broke out between Mr Khashoggi and people who met him in the consulate, leading to his death.


Twitter Suspends Elite Dangerous Player for Posting Poetry "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Social media giant Twitter has banned a Belgian Elite Dangerous player for tweeting a poem in reply to a tweet from the official game's account. Tim Wellens, the now-suspended Twitter user, has yet to regain access to his account at the time of writing, despite multiple appeals.

[...] In Elite Dangerous, the Thargoids are an alien race that is at odds with humanity. Twitter caught onto the threatening language that Wellens used despite directing it at a fictional group and suspended his account. According to Eurogamer, in an email to Wellens, Twitter support explained that they took action because he violated their "rules against posting violent threats."

He has since appealed the decision, pointing out that he "never ever threatened a real person or organization on Twitter."

"Thargoid or foe, I'm coming to kill you, was directed to the thargoids and enemies in the game," he told Eurogamer.

His appeal was met with a computer-generated email, and Wellens followed up by re-appealing his case. As of Oct. 8, his account remains out of his hands.

Good ole Artificial "Intelligence"...


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Philippines: Reaction To Red October Coup Plot Turned Into Open Season on Human Rights Groups "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Fictitious destabilization plot sparked government sanctioned attacks on groups they hate

Red October is not so much a plot to oust President Duterte but an open season on militants and activists across the country, a rights group claimed on Friday.

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The alarming spate of attacks against activists and human rights defenders is the result of the governments relentless red-tagging in line with its fictitious destabilization plot, Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay said.

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How convenient for the government to frame itself as the victim of a grand scheme, when on the ground, activists are those being hunted down, illegally arrested and forcibly disappeared, Palabay said.

Hatched by communists

The Armed Forces of the Philippines had earlier said the Red October plot was hatched by the Communist Party of the Philippines and certain members of the political opposition.

At least nine activists belonging to militant organizations Gabriela, Anakpawis and Bayan Muna have been arrested since last week.

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Foremost among those arrested was Adelberto Silva, a consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines.

The 71-year-old Silva was arrested in Sta. Cruz, Laguna, along with Erineo Atader, 55; Edicel Legaspi, 60; Hedda Calderon, 63; and Julio Lusani...


Saudis Finally Admit to Killing Khashoggi After Claiming He Was Alive "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jamal Khashoggi(MEE)  Saudi Arabia confirmed late Friday that Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in Istanbul. In a statement on Saudi state television, the countrys chief prosecutor said a fight broke out between Khashoggi and people who met him in the consulate. The brawl resulted in Khashoggis death, the prosecutor said. The confirmation marked an astounding []


Watch: The Most Repulsive 3 Minutes Ever Broadcast on TV "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Thomas Friedman(ZHE Op-ed)  Thomas Friedman appears to be the only one still left defending Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman even as David Ignatius attempts to momentarily change his tune as its looking all too clear that MbS personally ordered the murder and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Istanbul consulate over two weeks ago. Friedman actually went on CNN to attempt to explain himself on []


For Alaskan Politics, a Week of Surprises "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

JUNEAU, Alaska Alaska Gov. Bill Walker dropped his re-election bid shortly after the sudden resignation of his lieutenant governor over what Walker described as an inappropriate overture toward a woman.

Walkers announcement, made Friday at the Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorage right before he was to participate in a debate, was met with gasps and cries of No! from the audience.

Alaska First is and cannot be just a campaign slogan, he said. With less than three weeks until the election, Walker, an independent, said it became clear he could not win a three-way race against Republican former state Sen. Mike Dunleavy and Democratic former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich.

Alaskans deserve a competitive race, and Alaskans deserve a choice other than Mike Dunleavy, he said.

Walker, a former Republican and the only independent governor in the country, told reporters he doesnt agree with Begich on a lot of things. But he said Begich would be better for Alaska than Dunleavy.

On Friday night, Brett Huber, Dunleavys campaign manager, issued a statement blasting Walker. Governor Walker could have chosen a dignified, graceful exit to his campaign. Instead, he opted to bow out with a bitter, partisan attack on Mike Dunleavy. Its too bad Alaskans deserve better, Huber said.

Walker was showered with praise and hugs by conference attendees after his announcement. The debate went on without him. Begich called Walkers action courageous. Dunleavy did not acknowledge it in his opening statements.

Walkers campaign was rocked Tuesday by the resignation of Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, a Democrat who was replaced by former state health commissioner Valerie Davidson.

Throughout the campaign, some Democrats and independents worried that Walker and Begich would split the vote, giving the election to Dunleavy. Walker was elected in 2014 with Democratic support.

Walkers campaign manager earlier this week said Walker and Begich had been in talks about a path forward for Alaska but would not elaborate. On Thursday, they both sought to downplay any suggestions of a potential deal ahead of the Nov. 6 election.

A Division of Elections spokeswoman said ballots have already been printed. Early voting in the state starts Monday.

Casey Steinau, chairwoman of the state Democratic party, lauded Walker for stepping aside for the greater good.

Mallott, in a resignation letter, apologized for inappropriate comments I made that placed a person whom I respect and revere in a position of vulnerability.

Few details have been released because Walker said he is honoring the wishes of the woman involved.

The partnership of Walker and Mallott...


Nellie Ohr invokes spousal privilege, avoiding questions on Steele dossier "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nellie Ohr invokes spousal privilege, avoiding questions on Steele dossier | 19 Oct 2018 | Nellie Ohr, the wife of Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, claimed spousal privilege on Friday in order to avoid certain questions from House Republicans about the controversial anti-Trump dossier. While describing her as cooperative in the voluntary appearance, Republican and Democratic lawmakers told Fox News that Ohr took spousal privilege, which Republicans said did not allow them to get to core questions about the salacious dossier, and how it got into the hands of the FBI. Nellie Ohr worked for Fusion GPS, the research group that commissioned the dossier.


It all Means Something "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

To take a stand for what is right is simple for some and very hard for many. It is so easy to shut up and sit down.  Especially when you are outnumbered and bullied.  It is easy to sit back, watch and criticize how the game of life is playing out in real time.  Yet, this life is real and not a virtual walk through or sport event.  The outcome will depend on your own participation.

Each person can play an active role in doing the right thing.  Be it in day to day events, or on a larger community scale.

The right thing is the thing that makes everyone a winner.  Not just a few or ones self.  Empower one another with truth and encourage those who lose hope.

There is always the present.  Past is a done deal, and the future is based on what you do today.  Be strong, and choose truth and what is good.



US charges Russian woman for interfering in 2018 midterm election "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The US had indicted a Russian woman for meddling in the upcoming US midterm elections. The woman worked for a company that has already been indicted for its alleged role in influencing the 2016 presidential elections.

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The United States on Friday charged a Russian woman for her alleged role in a Kremlin-backed plan that aimed to influence next months congressional elections.

The complaint said the suspect was the chief accountant for Project Lakhta, an operation started in 2014 and funded by Russian oligarch Evgeny Viktorovich Prigozhin and two companies he controls, Concord Management and Consulting LLC and Concord Catering.

It is alleged that the 44-year-old Russian national worked to finance social media campaigns aimed at sowing distrust in candidates and hindering the work of federal agencies.

Read more: Russian meddling: US intelligence heads warn Our democracy itself is in the crosshairs

The indictment came as US intelligence agencies said in a joint statement that they were concerned about efforts by Russia, China and Iran to influence US voters and policy.

The indictment went on to say that the suspect had conspired with others who were part of a Russian influence campaign to interfere with US democracy, said Assistant Attorney General John Demers.

Using social media and other avenues, the conspirators participated in information warfare against the United States, and attempted to create a distrust of candidates for US political office and the US political system, the complaint read.


The void where an economic strategy should be "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

croaking cassandra

During the week, rather lost amid the Jami-Lee Ross claims and counter-claims (how did a major party have the indecency to keep on rapidly promoting the man when their hierarchy clear knew at least a couple of years ago   and kept quiet about his character?  Unless of course, the main required quality for a National MP is now fundraising   often of the most questionable kind   not character or legislative/policy skills) the Prime Minister announced the membership of her Business Advisory Council.

This is the group

Prime Ministers Business Advisory Council members

Christopher Luxon (Chair)                  Air New Zealand
Peter Beck                                                Rocket Lab
Barbara Chapman                        

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15 injured as turbulence wreaks havoc on Miami-Argentina flight "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An Argentinian flight from Miami to Buenos Aires proved to be quite a wild ride for its 192 passengers after extreme turbulence hit the plane, wreaking havoc aboard and leaving over a dozen people injured, shocking footage shows. Aerolneas Argentinas flight AR1303 was hit by surprise turbulence during the "cruise" phase of the flight, according to the airline. Fifteen people received injuries during the incident, with eight of them hospitalized upon landing. Photos posted online, show truly chaotic scenes inside the Airbus A330, with all the contents of the aircraft literally turned upside-down. Food carts were overturned, overhead lockers opened and even some ceiling panels blown off. Oxygen masks were apparently deployed during the incident, yet the cabin did not actually depressurize. Footage from the scene shows the plane's floor littered with belongings of the passengers and various cabin equipment.


Daily roundup "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Nancy Pelosi hints at short-term lease on House speakership I see myself as a transitional figure. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nancy Pelosi hints at short-term lease on House speakership


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks to volunteers after an Oct. 17 get-out-the-vote event for Democratic candidates in Coral Gables, Fla. (Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press)

Democrats have yet to win a House majority and Nancy Pelosis return as speaker is by no means certain, but already she has one eye on the exits.


I see myself as a transitional figure, Pelosi said in an interview in which she professed utmost confidence that, should Democrats take control of the chamber on Nov. 6, she will again assume the top leadership position. I have things to do. Books to write; places to go; grandchildren, first and foremost, to love.



Where are the ruthless Republicans the media keep talking about? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Republicans must have developed arthritis by all the extended unnatural positions theyve put themselves in to appease Democrats, and yet theres a meme bubbling up in the media that the GOP is full of ruthless operators, while the opposing party is perversely enjoying its own humiliation.

This, like other things you read in newspapers or watch on cable news, is the exact opposite of reality, but MSNBCs Joe Scarborough fed this garbage to his audience on Friday.

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By Eddie Scarry
Washington Examiner

As a former Republican, when we lose, we get really angry and we knock peoples heads off their shoulders, he said. Its just a natural instinct. Whos the Democrat thats a strong, tough liberal or the strong, tough moderate or the strong, tough conservative Democrat whos going to lead this fight?

Donnie Deutsch, a frequent Morning Joe guest without obvious purpose, wondered where the fresh, aggressive, rageful voice is in the Democratic Party.

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Politico editor-in-chief John Harris wrote in a piece earlier this month that theres a fear among Democrats that their party loses big power struggles because Republicans are simply tougher, meaner, more cynical and more ruthless than they are.

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore said last month, Its amazing how we talk as liberals. We always want to be nice and maybe be fair.

You know those Democrats: the Quakers of politics.

Wait, thats not right. What I meant was: the party that, with a crucial assist from the media, nearly derailed a Supreme Court nominee by accusing him of attempted rape and, worse, getting drunk in college.

What I meant was: the chosen party of Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., who successfully...


Lucyd Loud: Prescription Compatible Ergonomic Smart Glasses "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Smartphones have provided consumers with incredible technologies, and their reach has expanded to Bluetooth-connected devices, cars, and wearable tech. In fact, the wearables market is expected to grow in value from just over $10 billion in 2017 to almost $17 billion by 2021 according to Wearable Technologies. From fitness trackers to smart watches, it seems like more and more individuals are seeing the advantages of wearable tech.

Given this huge influx of wearable devices (and the profit from them), many companies are entering the market with new products so how do companies differentiate themselves?

Take a look at Lucyd, a Singapore-based company that is changing the wearables market by bringing amazing technology into high profile smartglasses. Their frames combine fashion with user-friendly, hands-on technology that seamlessly integrates into everyday situations.

Imagine listening to music, taking calls, and using voice commands through your glasses. The convenience this could offer you would be huge! But you dont have to imagine this, because these conveniences are available through Lucyd Loud.

Released just months ago, the Lucyd Loud smartglasses (or as Lucyd calls them, soundglasses) model is one of the companys tech frames. As a comfortable mid-ground between sunglasses and glasses, the Lucyd Loud model is both light and comfortable, ergonomically designed for long term use. Imagine if Bluetooth headphones and a pair of Oakleys had a baby, said Lucyd co-founder, Harrison Gross.

The frames tech tool set is also impressive. At the core of the model is hifi audio, which delivers amazing sound quality to the wearer via bone conduction technology, used in a number of high tech audio products. In essence, the smartglasses emit sound waves through your cheekbones and jaw and disperse sound into your inner ear, completely bypassing your eardrum. The cool part about this? Your ears are totally open and free to the outside world so you dont have to worry about blocking out your surroundings or taking out ear pieces to have a conversation.

The Lucyd Loud also features Bluetooth connectivity, a built-in microphone, and a trackpad along the side of the glasses for manual control. Plus, with the latest iPhone and Samsung smartphone models, you can also use voice commands to trigger specific functions through your smartphone assistant. Both Venmo and WhatsApp are supported by Lucyd Loud, with more third-party applications to follow.



The Geopolitics of Human Gene Editing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

October 20, 2018 (Gunnar Ulson - NEO) - A cursory warning was left by renowned physics professor Stephen Hawking regarding a future where a race of superhumans, manipulating their DNA, would taking control of their own evolution. The warning came just before his death in March of this year.

The Washington Post in its article, "Stephen Hawking feared race of superhumans able to manipulate their own DNA," would explain (my emphasis):
Before he died in March, the Cambridge University professor predicted that people this century would gain the capacity to edit human traits such as intelligence and aggression. And he worried that the capacity for genetic engineering would be concentrated in the hands of the wealthy.
To be clear, Professor Hawking wasn't warning about the technology in and of itself, but its monopolization by a handful of wealthy interests.

The Threat of Technological Monopolies 

When we look at any chapter in human history, disparity in technology has always led to tragic episodes of exploitation, violence, atrocities and even genocide. The invention and use of firearms by Western Europeans against tribes everywhere from Asia and Africa to North and South America provide us one look at how huge advantages in technology have been abused against those who lack access to it.

The invention of the atomic bomb gave the United States a period of time where it held a virtual monopoly over nuclear weapons. It eagerly used not one, but two atomic bombs on the already defeated Japanese at the end of World War II. Before America's nuclear monopoly was finally broken up by first Soviet and then Chinese nuclear weapon tests, the US had considered using further nuclear weapons during the Korean War and at at least two junctures during the Vietnam War.

Today, corporate monopolies over the very sort of biotechnology that will give rise to the race of superhumans Professor Hawking warned about, are already a source of consta...


Drought Relief Donations Missing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



The media finally listened to the pleas for help from our rural areas after years of drought.

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"'All-Out War' Coming: Record Number Of Israeli Tanks Amassed On Gaza Border"; A Comment "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"'All-Out War' Coming: 
Record Number Of Israeli Tanks Amassed On Gaza Border"
by Tyler Durden

"After months of violence and widespread protests along the Israeli-Gaza border fence, Israeli is quickly ramping up its military presence with a show of force a day after launching deadly airstrikes on Gaza in response to what officials say were two rockets fired from the strip earlier this week. Reuters has reported some 60 Israeli tanks and armored personnel carriers now stationed at a deployment area along the border as of Thursday, which is the largest reported mustering of forces since the 2014 war between Israel and Hamas.
On Thursday a Reuters photographer counted some 60 tanks and 
armored troop carriers at a deployment area near the Gaza Strip. Via Reuters) 

Special UN envoy for the Middle East, Nickolay Mladenov, told the UN Security Council on Thursday that "we remain on the brink of another potentially devastating conflict, a conflict that nobody claims to want, but a conflict that needs much more than just words to prevent".


Iceland book fact of the day "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Icelanders bought 47% fewer books in 2017 than they did in 2010, a very sharp decrease in a matter of only six years. In a recent poll in Iceland, 13.5% of those who responded had not read a single book in 2017, compared to 7% in 2010.

Iceland has a wonderful tradition of giving books as Christmas presents, with people reading into the night on Christmas Eve. However, even this may be under threat: in 2005, an Icelander received an average of 1.4 books as gifts at Christmas; this number is now 1.1, with 42% of Icelanders not receiving a single book for Christmas according to the most recent poll

Recent research shows an alarming rise in students under 15 struggling to read their own language. And they are picking up English at a much faster pace than before it is not strange to hear them speaking it in the playground.

Here is the full story.

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US Build Act Meant To Make an Alternative to Chinas Belt and Road "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The just-passed US Build Act will create a new agency to lend to developing countries, particularly in Asia and Africa The legislation elevates the US into a potent player in global development financing, five years after Xi Jinping launched his


20 OCT 2018

Democrats and Republicans in the United States may be deeply divided on almost every aspect of President Donald Trumps inconsistent foreign policy, but on one issue they are in unison: Chinas US$1.1 trillion Belt and Road Initiative must be contained.

That rare spirit of bipartisanship was clearly evident this month with the passing of the Better Utilisation of Investment Leading to Development (Build) Act by supermajority votes in both chambers of the American legislature.

Signed into law by Trump on October 5, the act latched onto must-pass legislation reauthorising the Federal Aviation Administration will create a new agency that, just like the belt and road plan, will make available loans and guarantees to developing countries, particularly in Asia and Africa.

While the soon-to-be-formed US International Development Finance Corp (IDFC) will have an exposure cap of US$60 bil...


Truck-size asteroid makes fourth-closest pass by Earth on record "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A space rock cruises over us, coming even closer than most communications satellites An asteroid roughly the size of a pickup truck came within 10,000 miles of our heads Friday morning and then continued on its way without incident. Only three observed asteroids have come closer to our planet, according to NASA records that date all the way back to 1900. Asteroid 2018 UA was only 9,544 miles (15,360 kilometers) above the surface of the planet at its closest approach, which is much closer than the distance to the moon and even twice as close as most large man-made satellites in orbit. Earth's gravity managed to warp the space rock's orbit around the sun in the process. Of the four closest asteroid flybys on record, 2018 UA is the second-largest at approximately 5 meters (16 feet). Of course, those records don't account for asteroids that actually impact our atmosphere and become meteors, like the bolide that exploded over Russia in 2013, or the small asteroid that may have made it...


Gold Reserves Surge 1,000% In Hungary As It Joins Poland, Russia, China and Other Central Banks Buying Gold "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Gold Reserves Surge 1,000% In Hungary As It Joins Poland, Russia, China and Other Central Banks Buying Gold from GoldCore Here is our Friday digest of the important news, commentary, charts and videos we were informed by this week including...

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4 things every introvert should do before a networking event "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

And why this introverted entrepreneur believes we should all stop calling it networking.

There is a misconception that extroverts make better leaders and networkers. After all, theyre Type A go-getters, they have bravado, and theyre charismatic. Excellent leadership qualities, right?

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Whaleoil backchat "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. On Backchat, you are free to share your own stories, discuss other news or catch up with friends. To participate youll need to sign up for a Disqus account which is free, quick, and easy. On posts that are not articles like this one, you do not have to stay on topic [] The post Whaleoil backchat appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


The Catholic Church and Pedophilia: Trafficking Children as Sex Slaves "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In the years we have covered the topic of medical kidnapping and child abductions through child social services, we have exposed the corruption behind these legal kidnappings, and the reasons why they happen.

One of the reasons, tragically, that children are kidnapped and taken from their families is for child sex trafficking, which some have reported brings in more money than the illegal drugs and illegal gun trade, combined.

Sadly, religious institutions, many of which have their own child social services, can be among the worst offenders when it comes to trafficking and kidnapping children.

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The Monsanto Papers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Australian documentary, "The Monsanto Papers," reveals the secret tactics used by global chemical giant Monsanto (now owned by Bayer AG1,2), to protect its bestselling herbicide, Roundup.

The film starts out with a quick history of Roundup and how its now-clearly absurd safety claims (such as "it's biodegradable," "safe enough to drink," and "safer than table salt") made it into the worlds' most widely used weed killer, used by farmers and private gardeners alike. Indeed, it was at one time known as "the world's most trusted herbicide," but those days are now long gone.

Between 1974 the year glyphosate entered the U.S. market and 2014, glyphosate use increased more than 250fold in the U.S. Today, an estimated 300 million pounds are applied on U.S. farmland annually. Globally, nearly 5 billion pounds (over 2 billion kilograms) of glyphosate are applied to some 70 types of farm crops each year.3

Roundup Is Far From Harmless

Mounting evidence suggests Roundup is far from harmless, and evidence unearthed during legal discovery shows Monsanto has been well aware of its product's toxic nature, and has been covering it up.

As previously discussed in many articles, glyphosate and glyphosate-based weed killer formulations such as Roundup have in recent years been linked to a wide variety of human health consequences, including:


Non-Hodgkin lymphoma4

Impairing your body's ability to produce fully functioning proteins5

Inhibiting the shikimate pathway (found in gut bacteria)

Interfering with the function of.........

Wired Wireless Over Coax "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If its stupid and it works, then its not stupid. Theres no better evidence of that than [Tobias] networking setup.

He recently had to distribute Ethernet through a building, and there are a few ways to do that. You can use regular ol twisted pair, or fiber, but in this case running new cables wasnt possible. WiFi would be the next obvious choice, the distance was just a bit too far for regular WiFi links. Ethernet over power lines was an option, but there are amateur radio operators in the house, and they put out a bunch of interference and noise. The solution was to mis-use existing 75 Ohm satellite TV coax that was just sitting around.

The correct way to do this would be to use a standard DOCSIS modem and become your own cable Internet provider. The equipment to do this is expensive, and if youre already considering running WiFI over coax, youre too deep down the rabbit hole to spend real money. Instead, [Tobias] simply made a few u.FL to F-connector adapters from u.FL to SMA, then SMA to F-connector adapters.

There are some problems with this plan. WiFi is 50 Ohms, TV coax cable is 75 Ohms. Only one MIMO channel will be available meaning the maximum theoretical bandwidth will be 433 Mbps. WiFi is also at much higher frequencies than what coax is designed for.

With two WiFi antenna to coax adapters, [Tobias] simply connected the coax di...


The Poison on Facebook and Twitter Is Still Spreading "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Social platforms have a responsibility to address misinformation as a systemic problem, instead of reacting to case after case.

By The Editorial Board 

The New York Times

A network of Facebook troll accounts operated by the Myanmar military parrots hateful rhetoric against Rohingya Muslims. Viral misinformation runs rampant on WhatsApp in Brazil, even as marketing firms there buy databases of phone numbers in order to spam voters with right-wing messaging. Homegrown campaigns spread partisan lies in the United States.

The public knows about each of these incitements because of reporting by news organizations. Social media misinformation is becoming a newsroom beat in and of itself, as journalists find themselves acting as unpaid content moderators for these platforms.

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Its not just reporters, either. Academic researchers and self-taught vigilantes alike scour through networks of misinformation on social media platforms, their findings prompting or sometimes,...


Tim Flannery now sees nuclear power as useless, except for nuclear weapons "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Steve Dale Nuclear Fuel Cycle Watch South Australia, 20 Oct 18I note Tim Flannerys words in the transcript. Listen to the pod cast below from the 21 minute mark to see how his position regarding nuclear has evolved he talks about how solar and wind has become so cheap, so quickly, he talks about the Tesla battery, gearless wind turbines, how fantastic that South Australia is now coal free and that the only reason he can see why a country would fund nuclear these days is if they want to develop nuclear weapons...


John Bolton Pushes Trump to Withdraw From Russian Nuclear Treaty "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

John Bolton(ANTIWAR.COM)  Years of US allegations that Russia is violating the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) may be coming to a head, with John Bolton reportedly pushing hard for President Trump to withdraw outright from the pact. Instead of negotiating over the questions, Bolton wants the US to just withdraw outright, despite that being a major escalation on []


Today in rock history "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Today in Rock History: Born today in 1937, songwriter, singer, pianist and guitarist Wanda Jackson. Born today in 1945, Richard Ric Lee drummer with Ten Years After. Born today in 1950 Tom Petty, singer, songwriter and guitarist with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, solo and member of The Travelling Wilburys. Born today in 1951, Al [] The post Today in rock history appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Climate change denial this forms the Morrison governments biggest economic problem? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Morrison governments biggest economic problem? Climate change denial, The Conversation, Judith Brett,  Emeritus Professor of Politics, La Trobe University, October 19, 2018   . the heart of the problem, which is the inability of the Coalition to face the reality of climate change and its stubborn determination to live in a parallel universe of business as usual. It is climate change denial that is preventing the government from developing a coherent economic narrative. ..

Doubting the risks of climate change, opposing serious counter measures and believing in coals long-term future is an identity issue for many Coalition politicians.

As an identity issue, it is largely impervious to evidence, as we saw in government ministers hasty dismissal of the recent...


Iran sends Hezbollah GPS parts to turn rockets into precision missiles report "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Most recent shipment arrived in Beirut on Tuesday; Lebanon has previously denied Netanyahus claim that Iran operates weapons factories on its soil

In this April 1996 photo, two fighters from the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah stand near Katyusha rockets in the southern village of Ein Qana, Lebanon. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)
In this April 1996 photo, two fighters from the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah stand near Katyusha rockets in the southern village of Ein Qana, Lebanon. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)

Iran has delivered advanced GPS components to Hezbollah which will allow the terrorist group to make previously unguided rockets into precision guided-missiles, thus increasing the threat to Israel, Fox News reported Friday.

According to the media outlet, American and western intelligence services believe Iran has been increasing its shipments to Hezbollah, with one flight arriving in Beirut as recently as three days ago with the parts to convert weaponry at Iranian factories in Lebanon.

The existence of these factories was revealed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly last month. The Israeli military later released satellite images of three sites in Beirut that it said were being used by the Iran-backed terror group to hide underground precision missile production facilities.

Lebanons President Michel Aoun has said Netanyahus allegations are baseless.

Screen capture from video of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu showing a diagram of what he said was Hezbollah terror group sites near Beirut during his address to the 73rd UN General Assembly in New York, September 27,....


Minister Price is not right RenewEconomy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When the lights are on and the cameras are rolling, most government Ministers know that they must at least pretend to believe in and care about the impacts of climate change. The post Minister Price is not right appeared first on RenewEconomy.

via Minister Price is not right RenewEconomy


Restored Republic via a GCR as of Oct. 20, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Oct. 20, 2018

Compiled 20 Oct. 12:01 am EST by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret. CEO, Child Abuse Recovery, Author, Twenty Two Faces, Byingtons Before Its Newsarticles on a Satanic Cabal CIA & Vatican-sponsored international Pedophile Child Trafficking Ring:

Source: Dinar Chronicles

The below is a summary of information from the Internet. It would be up to the individual reader to do their own research and decide whether or not it is valid. Patience is a Virtue. Having Virtue is a sign of a good moral being. Good moral beings have the power to overcome evil and change the world.

Judy Note: With ongoing Sting Operations, the 800#s were expected to be released sometime between now and Mon. Oct. 22 (deadline for all RV funds to be transferred into the banks).

A. Summary as of Early Morning Oct. 20 2018:

1. Intel Alert: As planned, the Stock Market was on course to implode, with timing unknown because of an in-progress purge operation on the Cabal. A private worldwide redemption event (RV) would take place, Trumps presidential alert system would be utilized, the QFS brought in and GESARA announced.

2. Dan: The last few series of Sting Operations were being fielded and we were ready to change into the actual exchange portion of the RV/GCR. This was likely to occur this weekend, with liquidity by Mon. Oct. 22.

3. Bruce: Release of the 800#s would be a morning daytime event, though they may wait until all banks across the nation were open before releasing.

4. Tony: Iraq still planned to complete their RV within Oct.

5. Philip Tilton: Code guys and the Chinese were in a meeting with Reno&nbsp...


Microgrid funding to help Yackandandah reach 100% renewables RenewEconomy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Victorian government backs microgrid in Victorias north-east that will trial the use of solar, storage and smart controls at the grid edge. The post Microgrid funding to help Yackandandah reach 100% renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Free rooftop solar for low-income households in NSW govt deal RenewEconomy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

NSW government trial will install 2.5kW of rooftop solar, free, for low-income households that forego their energy rebate. The post Free rooftop solar for low-income households in NSW govt deal appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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October 19 Energy News geoharvey "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Opinion: Trumps Failure to Fight Climate Change is a Crime Against Humanity President Donald Trump, along with others who oppose action to address human-induced climate change, should be held accountable for climate crimes against humanity. Their policies deny the rights to life, health, and property to their own citizens and people worldwide. [CNN] []

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Macedonia one step closer to changing its name to Republic of North Macedonia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A composite image of protesters in Skopje (L) and in Greece against a deal on the future name of Macedonia

Protests were held in both Greece and Macedonia earlier this year against a compromise on the name. Getty Images

Macedonias parliament has voted to start the constitutional procedure formally changing the countrys name to the Republic of North Macedonia.

Two-thirds of the chamber 80 of 120 deputies backed the start of the process, the requisite majority to start the move.

Several more votes will follow before the switch is confirmed.

In June, the country reached a deal with Greece on the name after 27 years of talks.

Greece had vetoed Macedonias bids to join Nato and the European Union, fearing claims on its northern region of the same name.

The country said it would no longer block such moves if the name change went ahead.

Greece must also back the name change should Macedonia formally change its constitution.

Presentational grey line

Remarkable revival for a process on life support

By Guy Delaunay, BBC Balkans correspondent

This vote may not guarantee that Macedonia will eventually become North Macedonia. But it does go a long way to reversing the damage caused by last months referendum.

More than 90% of those who voted then were in favour of the name change. But a successful boycott campaign kept the turnout well below the 50% threshold which would have made parliamentary votes a formality.

Now eight members of the party behind the boycott VMRO-DPMNE have joined forces with the governing coalition to create the two-thirds majority necessary to start the process of constitutional changes. A process which had been on life support now seems remarkably healthy.

It is not clear how the government brought the VMRO MPs on board. Numerous members are facing criminal charges from the partys increasingly corrupt decade in power.

The road to becoming North Macedonia still looks bumpy. There will be more votes in the coming weeks before constitutional changes can be confirmed and the Greek parliament still has t...


Genetic effects of nuclear testing in Australia in the 1950s and 60s "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

UK to probe poisonous genetic legacy of nuclear test guinea pigs SMH, By Nick Miller, 19 October 2018 London: The UK government is considering a new study into the health of the children of British veterans used as guinea pigs in its Australian and Pacific nuclear weapons tests, to test fears of a poisonous genetic legacy.

If a link can be found it may form the basis of a claim for compensation from the UK government, despite courts previously turning down such claims from the veterans themselves.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has told officials in the Ministry of Defence to look at the feasibility of a study into the health and well-being of the children of nuclear test veterans, an MOD spokesman said.

Decades ago, around 22,000 British military personnel witnessed nuclear weapons tests in South Australia, on the Montebello Islands off Western Australia, and on Kiribatis Christmas Island in the Pacific.

Some felt the heat of the explosion on their backs and were ordered to turn around and observe the mushroom cloud. One veteran told the BBC in February the tests bowled people over and left them on the ground screaming. He had watched another sun hanging in the sky, dresse...


When the heck did that happen? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Canadas nuclear waste nightmare "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

60,000 tons of dangerous radioactive waste sits on Great Lakes shores

THE EFFECTS OF A WORST-CASE SCENARIO FROM A NATURAL DISASTER TO TERRORISM COULD CAUSE UNTHINKABLE CONSEQUENCES FOR THE GREAT LAKES REGION.   Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press Oct. 19, 2018  More than 60,000 tons of highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel is stored on the shores of four of the five Great Lakes in some cases, mere yards from the waterline in still-growing stockpiles.

Its actually the most dangerous waste produced by any industry in the history of the Earth, said Gordon Edwards, president of the nonprofit Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility.

The spent nuclear fuel is partly from 15 current or former U.S. nuclear power plants, including four in Michigan, that have generated it over the past 50 years or more. But most of the volume stored along the Great Lakes, more than 50,000 tons, comes from Canadian nuclear facilities, where nuclear power is far more prevalent.

It remains on the shorelines because theres still nowhere else to put it. The U.S. government broke a promise to provide the...


Fight at Consulate Led to Journalists Death, Saudis Say "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Two close aides of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman were relieved of their duties

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Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi PHOTO: GETTY

JEDDAH, Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia early Saturday acknowledged for the first time journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in Istanbul, capping weeks of uncertainty over the fate of the Saudi government critic.

Saudi Arabias attorney general in a statement said Mr. Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist, died following an altercation inside the consulate. The statement said 18 Saudi citizens have been detained pending the final results of a continuing investigation.

Discussions between citizen Jamal Khashoggi and those who met him while he was in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul led to a brawl and a physical altercation, which led to his death, the statement said, citing the preliminary findings of the investigation.



American town dreading the prospect of becoming known as the nuclear waste town "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When businesses are considering locating in Zion or making real estate investments, the nuclear waste presents a negative perception of our community, Hill said. Plans call for the development of the lakefront, and we are unable to attract investments to that..

I speak for all the citizens of Zion when I say we do not want to be a storage facility for radioactive waste.

Failures of Congress Keep Nuclear Waste Scattered Across the US, Governments liability is $34 billion and growing as communities wait and wait some more,  Roll Call , Jeremy Dillon 15 Oct 18, In Zion, Illinois, 257 acres of prime lakefront property about 40 miles northwest of Chicago should be at the center of a redevelopment plan to revive a struggling community caught in the aftermath of a closed nuclear plant, says its mayor, Al Hill.  But after decades of federal inaction on a comprehensive strategy to move the nations high-level radioactive waste from some 121 sites across the country, Zion and its local officials are coming to the same stark realization as many other communities with shuttered or aging plants: The federal governments foot-dragging on nuclear waste policy may seem as long as the radioactive materials 10,000-year half-life.

Some 64 so-called dry cask storage units containing 2.2 million pounds of deadly spent nuclear fuel rods are stored on the site of what was the Zion Nuclear Power Station, the remnants from generating nuclear power since 1974. And theyve left Zion in a kind of purgatory, unable to move on from its nuclear past even as it must shoulder the public safety and health risks from the inability of Congress and multiple administrations to decide how to dispose of the radioactive waste.

When busin...


October 20th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #639 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for Presidential Politics. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and Continue reading


Vietnam dissident Mother Mushroom describes prison hunger strikes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Vietnamese dissident known as Mother Mushroom went on hunger strike three times during her imprisonment before Hanoi released her, she said on Friday after arriving in the United States.

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Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, a 39-year-old blogger and environmental activist who adopted Mother Mushroom as a pen name, said she believed Vietnam timed her release to coincide with the visit this week of U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis.

Speaking to Reuters by Skype video from Houston, Quynh described her two years in prison, where she said she was isolated from other prisoners to keep her from influencing them, including the previously unreported hunger strikes.

The shortest was seven days and the longest was 16 days, said Quynh, speaking at times through an interpreter and at times in broken English.

A representative for the Vietnamese Embassy in Washington did not respond to requests for comment.

Despite economic reform, openness to social change and closer ties to former foe the United States, Vietnams Communist Party rulers retain tight media control and do not tolerate criticism.

Quynh said she witnessed other female inmates forced to take showers outdoors in harsh weather and share a cell with up to 50 others.

Female prisoners have absolutely no privacy, said Quynh, who was among 13 women to receive an International Women of Courage Award last year.

Quynh was arrested in 2016 and sentenced to 10 years in jail last year for posting reports, including one about civilians dying in police custody that police deemed to be anti-state. She was released for humanitarian reasons, and her jail term suspended, Vietnams foreign ministry said.

The United States sees Vietnam as an important partner in the face of Chinas rapid rise, but Washington has criticized Hanoi over human rights.

A U.S. State Department spokeswoman said that aside from having called for the release of Quynh, Washington has also advocated for others imprisoned in Vietnam for exercising their human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Quynh said she initially felt sad about the prospect of living in exile after a U.S. embassy official visited her in prison on July 24 and said she would be released to live in the United States.

If I have the right to choose, I want to stay in Vietnam, but I have two children so I have to think about the future.

She left with her 12-year-old daughter, 6-year-old son and 63-year-old mother.

Quynh does not believe her release, or the release in June of Vietnamese human rights lawyer Nguyen Van Dai, signaled any change...


Saturday October 20th Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those Continue reading


Anti-ISIS Imam Among 11 Killed in Iraq "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An imam was killed days after giving a sermon against ISIS>

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Second wave of big batteries about to join Australias main grid RenewEconomy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The second wave of big batteries two in Victoria and one in South Australia are going through the commissioning phase, and should be ready to join the main grid in time for the coming summer. The post Second wave of big batteries about to join Australias main grid appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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100 ISIS Terrorists Caught in Guatemala as Migrant Caravan of Military-Aged Males Marches to U.S. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A migrant caravan full of thousands of mostly Hondurans tore down the border gate in Guatemala and stormed the Mexico border Friday.

The horde of migrants are mainly military-aged virile males; this is an invasion.

It gets worse

The Guatemalan president announced this week the Central American country apprehended almost 100 ISIS terrorists.

The Secretary of Social Communication of the Presidency, Alfredo Brito, indicated that the data on these captures are protected information of National Security.

Judicial Watch sounded the alarm this week and reminded the public that several of the terrorists were Syrians caught with fake documents, according to Guatemalas head of intelligence. At the same event, President Morales also revealed that Guatemalan authorities captured more than 1,000 gangbangers, including members of the MS-13.

The media constantly shows pictures and video clips of female migrants with crying babies, but the caravan is full of military-aged males; certainly ISIS terrorists and other dangerous criminals are embedded in the horde.

Video of the migrants breaching the gate in Guatemala clearly shows the majority to be young, virile males:

Additional footage of male migrants rushing the bridge into Mexico:


Trump: Saudi explanation of Khashoggi death credible, important first step "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US President Donald Trump said Friday he found Saudi Arabias explanation about the death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi credible and termed it an important first step.

And he said that if the US did take action over Khashoggis death which Saudi Arabia said came as a result of a fight at its consulate in Istanbul, while Turkish officials have pointed to a state-sanctioned hit he does not want it to impact arms sales to the kingdom.

I do, I do, Trump said when asked if he found the Saudis explanation credible, adding: Its early, we havent finished our review or investigation, but I think its a very important first step.

AFP | President Donald Trump said that if the US does take action over journalist Jamal Khashoggis death, he does not want it to impact arms sales to Saudi Arabia

I would prefer, if there is going to be some form of sanction or what we may determine to do, if anything that we dont use as retribution canceling $110 billion worth of work, which means 600,000 jobs, he said during a visit to Arizona, referring to a major arms deal with the kingdom.

Trump has sent mixed messages about Khashoggi for days, vowing a severe response but also saying that the United States wants to preserve its close relationship with the conservative kingdom.

Members of the US Congress were far harsher in the wake of the kingdoms announcement of Khashoggis death.

Senator Lindsey Graham, a close Trump ally who has nonetheless been outspoken about Khashoggi, doubted the credibility of the Saudi authorities, which insisted for weeks that he left the consulate.

To say that I am skeptical of the new Saudi narrative about Mr Khashoggi is an understatement, the Republican senator tweeted.

Targeting Saudi officials

Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the United States should pursue sanctions against Saudis involved in Khashoggis death under a US law named after Sergei Magnitsky, the anti-corruption Russian accountant who died in custody.

The Global Magnitsky Act doesnt have exceptions for accidents. Even if Khashoggi died because of an altercation, thats no excuse for his murder, Menendez tweeted.

This is far from the end and we need to keep up the international pressure.

Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor who lived in suburban Washington, was a former insider who turned into a critic of the kingdoms direction under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

He visited the Saudi consulate in...


Why British Politicians Argue to Remain in the EU PENSION!!!!!!!!! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When you look closely at all the people who line their pockets with huge EU pensions for being a representative of Britain, it is stunning to see why they would argue to remain when all the evidence is against Britain if it remains inside the EU.


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Comoros Authorities Sign Pact to End Standoff on Island
MORONI (Reuters) - Five days of clashes between protesters and police in Comoros Anjouan island have subsided after the national government, local authorities and the Anjouan capital Mutsamudu signed an accord aimed at ending the violence, officials said on Friday.

Anjouan has been shaken by clashes pitting security forces against young men angry at President Azali Assoumanis plans to end a rotating presidency in a way critics say could leave Anjouan permanently excluded from national power.

On Wednesday, the disturbances worsened when government officials said soldiers shot dead two people and wounded four as violence broke out in Mutsamudu between masked men and the military.

Officials from Mutsamudu, Anjouan island and the national government of the Indian Ocean archipelago said they had reached an agreement to end the days of disturbances.

We cannot speak on behalf of the holders of weapons, since we do not know them. We are here to try to restore calm and a normal life in Mutsamudu, Abdallah Mohamed, head of the delegation of Anjouan leadership, told Reuters.

On Thursday, residents said authorities had cut off water and power supplies as part of efforts to quell the unrest.

The Unions commitment to provide water to Mutsamudu was partly fulfilled, because even in mosques people could not do their washings in the morning, Mohamed said.

I feel that the situation is slowly coming to normality; the army is slowly reducing its control over the city.

The accord does not address the constitutional question.

African Union said in a statement Tuesday that a dialogue process meant to address it and other political issues was suspended in early October.

The national government said Assoumani had granted amnesty to anyone who would surrender their weapons to the military authorities before 6 p.m. (1500 GMT) on Friday.

This person will not be prosecuted and will be able to leave freely to the destination of his choice, Mahmoud Salim, Minister of National Education, said.

In August, Assoumani - who is from the largest island, Grande Comore - said a Ju...


A different and mortgage-related reason why monetary policy stimulus is weaker at lower rates "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Using a household model of mortgage prepayment with endogenous mortgage pricing, wealth distributions and consumption matched to detailed loan-level evidence on the relationship between prepayment and rate incentives, we argue that the ability to stimulate the economy by cutting rates depends not just on the level of current interest rates but also on their previous path: 1) Holding current rates constant, monetary policy is less effective if previous rates were low. 2) Monetary policy reloads stimulative power slowly after raising rates. 3) The strength of monetary policy via the mortgage prepayment channel has been amplified by the 30-year secular decline in mortgage rates. All three conclusions imply that even if the Fed raises rates substantially before the next recession arrives, it will likely have less ammunition available for stimulus than in recent recessions.

That is from David W. Berger, Konstantin Milbradt, Fabrice Tourre, and Joseph Vavra, via the excellent Kevin Lewis.

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Jims Mailbox "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Courtesy of JB. Jim Judicial Watch Files Bar Complaint Against Christine Blasey Fords Lawyers October 19, 2018 (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a complaint to the Board of Professional Responsibility of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals of Debra S. Katz, Lisa J. Banks, and Michael R. Bromwich for... Read more

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US Dept. Of Homeland Security Intel Assessment On Election Security Does Not Support Trump-Pence Claims That Chinese Meddling In US Elections Is A Bigger Problem Than Russias Well-Documented Interference "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Top Democrats Issue Statement on Trump and Pence Claims After DHS Provides Election Security Update Oct 17, 2018 Press Release
October 17, 2018 (WASHINGTON) Today, Reps. Bennie G. Thompson, Elijah E. Cummings, Jerrold Nadler, Adam Smith, and Robert A. Brady, the Ranking Members of the House Committees on Homeland Security, Oversight & Government Reform, the Judiciary, Armed Services, and House Administration, issued a statement after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provided Committee staff with an unclassified/FOUO intelligence assessment on election security issued by the DHS Cyber Mission Center on October 11, 2018.

During a nationally televised interview [1] last week, President...


New Discovery Proves History Books Were WRONG! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


I have previously written how the academics have REFUSED to revise history even when the evidence has been right in their face. I have previously written that the date for the eruption of Vesuvius could not possibly historically correct based upon a single coin that was discovered in the dig. My position based upon a single coin has now at last been confirmed by writing on a wall recently discovered.  This time, they have NO CHOICE!!!!

Coins have often called into question recorded history. The date of the destruction of Pompei near Naples has been a classic example of how the academic community has defended old interpretations and refuse to revise previous assumptions. The history books have written in stone that Vesuvius erupted burying Pompeii definitively on August 24th, 79 AD as the date carved in stone. This date has been interpreted from a letter to the historian Tacitus some 25 years following the event. This was his old friend Pliny the Younger who provided an eye-witness account of the eruption. He states that the eruption took place on Nonum Kal September (the ninth day before the Kalends of September), which has been calculated as being August 24th. However, Tacitus was translated during the 16th Century which remains questionable on many points. The ancient historian Cassius Dio directly states that the disaster took place towards the end of the harvesting season which would be in October, not August.

The excavation of Pompeii revealed that the stores were selling fruit that would not have been seasonal for August. There were amphoras filled with wine after the harvest which had been sealed and ready for transportation and sale. Many of the people discovered were wearing warm clothing. That has been dismissed as they just wanted to cover themselves for maintaining a wrong interpretation for decades. But during excavations of Pompeiis House of the Gold Bracelet in 1974, 180 silver and 40 gold coins were discovered with the bodies of a group of victims. The coin...


Navajo Nation Youth Advisory Council Member, Niagara Rockbridge, Becomes Miss Indian Arizona 2018-2019 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye met briefly with Niagara Rockbridge prior to delivering the State of the Navajo Nation Address on Oct. 14.

Published October 20, 2018

WINDOW ROCK  Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye met and congratulated Niagara Rockbridge, a member of the Navajo Nation Youth Advisory Council (NNYAC) who was recently crowned Miss Indian Arizona 2018-2019 on Saturday, Oct. 13.

On behalf of the Navajo Nation, I am immensely proud of Miss Niagara Rockbridge, President Begaye said. She is dedicated to promoting the Navajo language and cultureas weve seen with her work on the youth council. I look forward to seeing what she will do for the entire state of Arizona.

As the 57th Miss Indian Arizona, Rockbridge represents all 22 tribes in Arizona. Her platform is to promote fundamental law through cultural teachings.

I feel that while we are all sovereign nations, we are connected by the issues we face such as domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking, Rockbridge said. What I want to do is encourage youth and elders to gain confidence through their language and culture and make their voices heard.

Rockbridge is a prominent member of the Navajo Nation Youth Advisory Council, according to Yvonne Kee-Billison, mentor to the youth council and executive staff assistant for the Office of the President and Vice President.

The responsibility of the youth council is to identify issues and recommend action to the Navajo Nation government. In total, there are 12 representatives on the council. Two represent the nation at large, and two represent each of the five agencies. Rockbridge, who is from Pinon, represents Central Agency.

At the Miss Indian Arizona pageant, held at the Chandler Center for the Arts, Rockbridge competed against five other contestants from the White Mountain Apache Tribe, Gila River Indian Community, Tohono Oodham Nation, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and San Carlos Apache Tribe.

The pageant is open to enrolled members of Arizona Native American tribes between the ages of 17 to 24. Each tribe is allowed to have two representatives who compete in six categories: interview, talent, evening gown, traditional dress, oral speech presentation and personal interviews.

The post...


Why Greenspanian Central Banking Is the Mortal Enemy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We can thank bubblevision and the Maestro himself for a splendid reminder today that Greenspanian central banking is the greatest menace to capitalist prosperity ever invented. This was made abundantly clear by his pronouncement on CNBC regarding the current labor market:

Tightest labor market Ive ever seen. Greenspan on @CNBC

As an empirical matter, of course, thats rank nonsense and is among the stupidest quips the Maestro has ever uttered. Thats because the law of supply and demand dictates that if the labor market is actually the tightest since Greenspan began his career in the 1950s, wage rates should also be rising at the highest rate ever.

In fact, at 2.8% year-year-over year for September 2018, nominal wage growth (red line) is the lowest its been since the late 1960s; and in real terms, the story is even worse.

To wit, between 1955 and 2000, real compensation per hour grew at a 1.75% annual rate and thats the average across seven business cycle, including recession years.

By contrast, we are now at the top of the second longest business expansion in history, and real compensation (purple line) was up just 0.7% over the past 12 months. And thats virtually the weakest late cycle growth rate on record.

In short, the only valid free market measure of tight is the price of labor, and those limpid wage rates say absolutely not.

Of course, what the Maestro and his Keynesian fellow travelers refer to is not the verdict of the marketplace, but bureaucratic guesstimates about labor market conditions published monthly by the BLS. Yet it doesnt take even 10 minutes worth of investigation to show that the BLS tightness gauge the U-3 unemployment rate is not worth the paper its printed on.

As Jeff Snider has cogently demonstrated, we are at 3.7% unemployment only because the labor force participation rate as measured by the BLS has plunged.

In fact, at the same 3.7% so-called full employment rate which pertained when the Maestro was riding high in the late 1990s, the labor force participation rate was north of 67%, not todays 62.7% (September). And that means the Maestros alleged labor shortage rests...

Be Skeptical Whenever the Political/Media Class "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Trump administration has ended its weeks-long silence on the disappearance of the Saudi Arabian Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Following a briefing from Secretary of State Pompeo who has just returned from a visit to Riyadh and Ankara, the president has said that contrary to some hopeful speculation that had emerged early on after his disappearance, Khashoggi does indeed appear to have been killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. If it is determined that the Saudis were responsible, Trump warned that there will be very severe consequences. Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin has announced that he will not be attending the Future Investment Initiative summit in Riyadh next week.

Ive been following this story with some interest, but I havent been writing about it until now. This is one of those rare stories that has drawn the focus of both mainstream and alternative media, the latter because its seen as an opportunity to criticize the wests extremely immoral involvement in the depraved activities of a murderous theocracy, and because its an opportunity to attack the hypocrisy of the establishment in decrying the murder of a single man while ignoring Saudi Arabias far more unconscionable behavior like its war crimes in Yemen and facilitation of bloodshed in Syria. Killing one man is very, very far from the top of the list of the most horrific things Saudi Arabia has done; criticizing them for that is like criticizing Henry Kissinger for not tipping well at restaurants.

The dominant anti-establishment criticism of the mainstream coverage of this story has been that theyre only upset at the Saudi royals now because their bloodshed finally touched a member of the political/media class, who are meant to be untouchable. And hey, that could be it, who knows. It is possible that all that we are looking at is the Saudi monarchy killing and killing with impunity until it killed someone the pundits and politicians are likely to meet at a cocktail party, and thats the sole reason for the extensive coverage this story has been receiving about a government whose crimes are normally ignored. I remain very skeptical that that is the whole truth, however.

I havent joined in the fray of commentary about this story because I do not trust it. We are being told that Khashoggi had an unpleasant encounter with the business end of a bone saw, but weve seen no evidence of it. Weve been told that there is audio footage of this happening but only unnamed Turkish officials are cited as the source of this claim. I dont blame alternative media outlets for jumping on an oppor...

Has China Finally Lifted Its Thumb "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Theres a lot of talk about the Yuan price of gold falling out of a price suppression channel.  Both Zerohedge and Nomura have weighed in on this.

The Yuan price of gold surged overnight to above CNY 8500 per ounce which is a major breakdown.  But its also indicative of something that has long been suspected during this gold bear market.

China doesnt want the price of gold to rise.  Those accumulating gold China and Russia have zero incentive to accumulate at higher prices.   And the gold chart of the last three years bears out that they have had to come in at higher prices on pullbacks because market bottoms keep coming in higher and higher.

The 2015 low was around $1050.  2016 at $1146.  2017 the low after a pullback in July couldnt breach $1208 during a strong post-U.S. election rally.  This year the price was briefly pushed below $1200 in the longest downtrend of the seven year bear market but has since popped back over $1230 with its sights now set on  $1250.

China may have no choice here but to let the price of gold rise.  Because conditions in other markets are changing rapidly.  So, ultimately, what China wants really may not matter anymore.

Remember, the eurodollar markets broke in late May this year as Jeffrey Snider at Alhambra Partners reminds us daily.

The PBoC cut the reserve ratio again recently to free up liquidity in Chinese banks but it doesnt seem to have stemmed the tide.  And thats why it has continually loosened the Yuan fix rate, now approaching 7 vs. the U.S. dollar.

Offshore dollar markets are the pool of real savings in the global economy and it determines where we are headed.  And the offshore dollar hoarders are pulling out of China and Europe and Japan. and South America.

You get my point.

Looking at gold today then, the dollar is rising versus not only the Yuan thanks to the PBoCs lower fix but also versus the euro, which has now decidedly brushed up against resistance at $1.16, saw its own shadow of Italian political crisis and ran screaming.

Major support at $1.155 is now Resistance

So here we have another example of the euro puking and gold rising.  This is the third time in just over a wee...

Psyched at the American Psychological Association "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A convention of professional specialists is always revelatory if not always intellectually edifying. This is especially true of academic disciplines in the Liberal Arts. It is a species of social institution that bears its American birthmark. Now spread throughout the developed world, it was born in the United States and evolved into its present form in the post-war decades.

Those were years of earnest endeavor, an optimistic belief in collective uplift, and abundance of just about everything. The distinguishing features inherited from that era are still evident, however qualified by rampant self-promotion, commercialization and sheer size. For American intellectuals remain preoccupied with practical problem-solving energized by the can-do spirit and an undying faith in the betterment of humankind even as humankind vies more and more with me and my friends for primacy.

I was reminded of all this by attending a few sessions of the American Psychological Association meetings in San Francisco in August. It had been years since I last was at one of these shindigs. My experience had been mainly with the American Political Science Association, but the differences are insignificant. Indeed, the subject matter within the social sciences increasingly overlaps.

Regrettably, I missed the main event which occurred on the eve of the convention as the APA was roiled once again by the aftershocks from the scandal that arose over the organizations direct participation in counseling the CIA and the Pentagon on interrogation techniques. Those included techniques employed at Guantanamo and the black sites scattered around the globe. Some members had gotten their hands very dirty. The associations Executive Council had cashed some rather large government checks, cast a veil over these dubious dealings, and met accusations with a barrage of lies for more than a decade. Skullduggery became the order of the times.

Rebellious members eventually mounted a protest that set off something approximating a civil war. In seemingly was settled in favor of the insurgents when an impartial investigation was reluctantly agreed by the defendants. Chicago attorney David H. Hoffman was named to conduct the review. On July 2, 2015, a 542-page report was issued. Its conclusions were that the old leadership did indeed sin, that it had violated the APAs own guidelines (Ethical Principles of Psychologists and....

Mohammad bin Salman Must Go "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mohammad bin Salman is fully aware of the Western elites understanding of its own values. While he may be given a pass to bomb Yemen and kill thousands of innocent civilians, he should know better than to dare touch a Washington Post columnist one of ours, as one MSNBC host said. Did he not realize there would be consequences?

As more information came out, many analysts began to confront the most obvious question. Was it possible that Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) was so arrogant that he could not imagine the consequences of such a heinous crime? How could MBS betray Trump this way, not anticipating that the Democrats and the mainstream media would jump all over Trumps friendship with him? Could he be so foolish as to place in jeopardy foreign investments planned at the Davos in the Desert conference on October 23? The answer to that question is apparently: yes, he could.

The only rational explanation for this behavior is that MBS thought he could get away with it. Remember that we are talking about someone who had Saad Hariri, the prime minister of Lebanon, kidnapped and carried off to the Kingdom, with his whereabouts unknown for days but with very little reaction from the mainstream media or Western politicians. It is possible that in this instance, MBS simply misjudged the level of Khashoggis popularity amongst neoliberals of the Washington establishment, provoking an unexpected response. Furthermore, the thesis that the Saudis understood that they had some kind of green light from Trump is not to be totally dismissed. Such a backlash is what you get from having a big mouth,...

Feeling the Heat Yet? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The loyal opposition is the party out-of-power in a polity that stands divided into two factions assuming the polity can still function as such, which, apparently, it no longer can. Historically in the USA, this used to allow for the tempered regulation of changing conditions during two hundred years of a rapidly evolving techno-industrial economy that pumps out more goodies year after year while the population grows and grows.

Much of America, political leaders especially, assume that this arc of growing goodies and more people will just keep trending up forever. They are just plain mistaken about that. Rather, the whole industrialized, wired-up world is rolling over into the greatest contraction ever witnessed. The only thing thats postponed the recognition of this reality is the profligate borrowing of money, or shall we say money data entries that pretend to represent secure wealth. This amounts to borrowing from the future to pay for how you live today. Of course, the act of borrowing is based on the supposition that there will enough future productive activity to allow you to pay back your borrowings with interest. This is obviously not the case now, in the face of epochal contraction, especially of affordable energy to keep things running hot.

Thus, the US has decided to get through the approaching winter by setting its house on fire. The two political parties alternately in charge of things are driving around the burning house, stopping at intervals to run Chinese Fire Drills. We call these elections. Both parties pretend that the burning house is not a problem. Mr. Trump, aka the Golden Golem of Greatness, has taken ownership of the rising temperature in the burning house. Hey, at least youre not freezing now. He and his party have been piling all the furniture inside the house on the fire, to keep the heat up, rather heedless that flames are starting to shoot out of the attic.

The other party has no quibble with burning down the house. In fact, this has been the Democratic Partys sovereign remedy for problems since the War in Vietnam, when it was explicit policy to burn down villages in order to save them. Seemed to work, until it didnt and then we just tried to forget about the whole sorry exercise. It still haunts them, though. So these days theyve decided to destroy the culture that abided inside the burning house. Theyre taking down the draperies and collecting all the clothing and tchotchkes and framed photographs of loved ones, and piling them on top of the burning furniture, doing their bit to keep the heat up.

You might infer from all this that no matter whatever else the Republican and Democratic parties might do now is not going to prevent the house from burning down. In a month, or six months, or eighteen months, they will be left standing stunned in the ashes. Howd this happen!?! Even t...

Parents Lose One More Right in California "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Yes, the rumors are true. California lawmakers passed a state law that forces restaurants within the state to offer only select beverages on childrens menus. Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1192 into law in late September and it easily passed in both the State and the Assembly. Support for the nanny state law flew under the guise of whats healthiest for the children.

The default options for beverages on childrens menus have been forced to change to unflavored milk and water.

In other words, one more option than a dungeon.

Please understand that we arent promoting giving children HFCS-laden sodas on a regular basis, but we ARE promoting parental choice. Adamantly.

Customers can order another drink for their child by request, but clearly, the point of the law is to make it difficult (and frowned upon) to order something unhealthy for their child. Thats how nanny-state health laws are usually created. In increments or with fines or taxes (see more below), and usually with some kind of societal shame tactic.

Non-dairy fluid milk substitutes containing under 130 calories can also appear as an option on the menu if that kind of drink is available at the restaurant. Again, this is an assumption of the health of the beverage and the idea of low calories being best for all children.

Should the government dictate what drinks a restaurant can serve to patrons? Do you want the government to decide what is healthiest for your children? When you go to McDonalds, are you there for a fat-free kale smoothie? Is this giving you flashbacks to Nanny Bloombergs large drink ban in New York? (Which, I might add, was finally struck down in court as unconstitutional.)

That is precisely what is happening in California right as we speak. You are probably not surprised, but at the same time, when will the insanity stop?

Government nannying is insulting

Some people might not think a few menu option changes are no big deal in the grand scheme of things. But consider this: Food is more personal than politics and religion. At least you would think so to see people fight about it online. Food is the one thing people strive to have complete control over three times a day in regards to their personal liberty. Going to a restaurant is an extra that consumers enjoy at will. Its all up to choice. So it shouldnt be viewed the government as a health need.

Food can be more intimate to someone than the typical concept of inti...

Saudis Stonewall on Khashoggi "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The most interesting aspect of the botched assassination of Jamal Khashoggi is the insight it creates into political conflicts in U.S. domestic and international policies.

The Saudi clown prince Mohammad bin Salman unwittingly did a huge favor to Turkeys president Erdogan when he send a crew to abduct or kill Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Erdogan is in a historic geopolitical conflict with Saudi Arabia over supremacy in the Middle East.

The Turks had the Saudi consulate bugged. Every country in the world tries to plant listening devices into foreign embassies and consulates. It is no surprise then that the Turks know what happened within the consulate and use the evidence to squeeze the Saudis. Erdogan knows how to play the media and does his very best to drag out the story. He will press the Saudis for financial and political gains.

On Monday the White House floated the idea that a rogue killer was responsible for the ghastly deed in Istanbul. Trump himself led the campaign:

President Donald Trump on Monday repeatedly highlighted the Saudi Kings denial of involvement in the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, at one point offering up an alternative theory that rogue killers, rather than agents of the Saudi regime, were involved.

U.S. media made it seem as if the Saudis were flying that test ballon. But the Saudis rejected it way out. They say, to this day, that they are not aware that anything happened in their consulate at all. It was likely Netanyahoos errand-boy in the White House, Jared Kushner, who floated the rogue killer tale:

A senior Trump administration official said Kushner has a close relationship with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the heir to the Saudi throne, and the pair have been in direct phone conversations about Khashoggi. These calls have been part of a White House push to get Saudi Arabia to participate in an investigation into Khashoggis case.

Anyway the ballon was filled with lead. Erdogan had already made sure that such a story would not fly.

This site reported on Wednesday October 10 t...

The Greek Dark Age "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; You mentioned that the environment was the primary cause of the Greek Dark age between the Heroic and Hellenistic periods. Can you elaborate on that at all?

Thank you. They do not seem to connect the dots as you say in school.

ANSWER: What is most interesting is the fact that they do not connect the dots which are so glaring for that period of time. The Bronze Age Collapse was a Dark-Age in the Near East, Asia Minor, Aegean region, North Africa, Caucasus, Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean. This encapsulated the transition from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age, which was violent, sudden, and a major setback for civilization as a whole. We seem to focus on the fall of Rome, but not the catastrophic collapse of the Bronze Age.

The political economy of city-states that dominated the Aegean region and Anatolia region (Modern Turkey), simply disintegrated much like Rome whereby people abandoned cities and formed small isolated village during the Greek Dark Age. This takes place about 51.6 years following the cultural collapse of the Mycenaean kingdoms, of the Kassite dynasty of Babylonia, of the Hittite Empire in Anatolia and the Levant, and of the Egyptian Empire. We also see the political-economic destruction of Ugarit and the Amorite states in the Levant. Over in the Luwian states of western Asia Minor, we also see a collapse in civilization. There was also a period of tremendous political-economic chaos in Canaan (Israel). This wholesale collapse of all of these city-states resulted in the collapse of trade routes as we saw with the collapse of Rome. This also manifests in the reduction of literacy in much of the known world.

Hattusa became the capital of the Hittite Empire in the 17th century BC. The city was destroyed, together with the Hittite state itself, around 1200 BC, as part of the Bronze Age collapse. The site was subsequently abandoned. Modern estimates put the population of the city betwee...

Its Getting Close to the End "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Were getting close to the end now. Can you feel it?  I do.  Its in the news, on the streets, and in your face every day. You cant tune it out anymore, even if you wanted to.

Where once there was civil debate in the court of public opinion, we now have censorshipmonopolyscreaminginsultsdemonization, and, finally, the use of force to silence the opposition. There is no turning back now. The political extremes are going to war, and you will be dragged into it even if you consider yourself apolitical.

There are great pivot points in history, and weve arrived at one. The United States, ruptured by a thousand grievance groups, torn by shadowy agencies drunk on a gross excess of powerrobbed blind by oligarchs and their treasonous henchmen and decimated by frivolous wars of choice, has finally come to a point where the end begins in earnest. The center isnt holding indeed, finding a center is no longer even conceivable. We are the schizophrenic nation, bound by no societal norms, constrained by no religion, with no shared sense of history, myth, language, art, philosophy, music, or culture, rushing toward an uncertain future fueled by nothing more than easy money, hubris, and sheer momentum.

There comes a time when hard choices must be madewhen it is no longer possible to remain aloof or amused, because the barbarians have arrived at the gate. Indeed, they are here now, and they often look a whole lot like deracinated, conflicted, yet bellicose fellow Americans, certain of only one thing, and that is that they possess rights, even though they could scarcely form an intelligible sentence explaining exactly what those rights secure or how they came into being. But that isnt necessary, from their point of view, you see. All they need is a voice and membership in an approved victim class to enrich themselves at someone elses expense. If you are thinking to yourself right now that this does not describe...

Learning From Hurricane Michael "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hurricane Michael proves that we need to be prepared all the time if we live in hurricane areas. Here are some observations I have thought about as the storm has played out and some tips on being more prepared for next time and grocery shopping in the aftermath.

The importance of evacuating in time

Being ready to evacuate is essential even if you ultimately do not. Sure Micheal came up suddenly but when it was realized that a hurricane of any magnitude was going to make landfall, bags with enough supplies to last a week should have been packed. Not having to pack at the last minute means you can get in your vehicle or be ready to travel however you need to. It takes just a few minutes to throw 2-4 bags in a car plus pets and go if you are already packed.

Make checklists of what needs to be in each persons bag. You can use this list every hurricane season so you can have your bag mostly packed ahead of time. This doesnt have to be a bag that is intended for living in the bush for a week or more so it is a bit different than a bug out bag, however, some people may just want to grab their bug out bag if they have a major one put together already. I just think you may want to throw in a few items to take with you that you may not normally take if you were bugging out into the woods.

The poor dont have as many resources when it comes to getting out ASAP

If you can afford accommodation elsewhere, then you are going to be more likely to leave. Some people may also fear they will be looted and lose even more so they stay.

Category 1 or 2 can turn into 3 or 4 very fast

I have heard those that live in hurricane areas talk about how they will not leave for a category 1 or 2. At the same time as we saw with Michael, a prediction of a low category hurricane can quickly go from 2 to 4 or 5, and by then it may be too late to pack and get out promptly. The last thing you want to happen is to be trapped near water or on a bridge because you waited too long. Debris and water can cause real issues!

Before and after Michael hit Mexico Beach, Florida. 



Jims Mailbox "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Courtesy of JB. Jim Judicial Watch Files Bar Complaint Against Christine Blasey Fords Lawyers October 19, 2018 (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a complaint to the Board of Professional Responsibility of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals of Debra S. Katz, Lisa J. Banks, and Michael R. Bromwich for... Read more

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Grant Will Improve Conservation on Native American Grazing Lands "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Grant will will help improve conservation practices on the grazing lands of Native American livestock producers.

Published October 20, 2018

LONGMONT, Colo.  First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has received a $98,772 Conservation Innovation Grant from the U.S. Department of Agricultures Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) that will help improve conservation practices on the grazing lands of Native American livestock producers.

Under the grant, First Nations will work with selected Native producers in Arizona to develop conservation plans and monitor and evaluate their grazing systems. This project will help Native American communities incorporate their traditional knowledge and practices, plus integrate modern science and innovative technologies, to meet NRCS requirements. It will also increase the number of Native groups and producers that are eligible for additional USDA programs and resources.

The grant, which will be matched equally by First Nations from other funding sources, is part of the USDAs investment of more than $10.6 million for 22 new projects that will drive public and private sector innovation in conserving natural resources in 27 states. The competitive Conservation Innovation Grants program helps spur development and adoption of new conservation approaches and technologies. This years projects focus on three priorities: grazing lands, organic agriculture systems and soil health.

In the last few years, Native communities have made great strides in their conservation initiatives, noted Jackie Francke, First Nations Vice President of Programs and Administration. We look forward to continuing our work with them, but also being able to showcase their success through evaluation.

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The Insidious Wiles of Foreign Influence: Trump, Bin Salman, and Netanyahu "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Even if the Saudi monarchy or Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in particular did not murder journalist Jamal Khashoggi, that regime is an especially evil one in both its domestic and international conduct. To see that, one need only consider the horrendous Saudi war against the people of Yemen, which has been backed by the Continue reading "The Insidious Wiles of Foreign Influence: Trump, Bin Salman, and Netanyahu"

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The Damnable Cult of the Stock Market and the Istanbul Bonesaw Massacre "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

During an appearance on Fox Business yesterday we were asked about the Khashoggi affair and whether any intemperate response by Washington might inconvenience the party kids reviling on Wall Street. Perhaps we were having a bad hair day, but the question did trigger a fairly intemperate response on our part. For crying out loud, Mohammed Continue reading "The Damnable Cult of the Stock Market and the Istanbul Bonesaw Massacre"

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Kiitistsinnoniks (Our Mothers) Premieres October 24 26 in Calgary "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Published October 20, 2018

CALGARY, ALBERTA  As with all Making Treaty 7 performances, the new production of Kiitistsinnoniks (our mothers) is grounded in First Nations oral tradition. In another first, this fall the society hosted a gathering Elders, but this time it was all female Elders. These powerful ladies from the various Treaty 7 nations honoured the artists and each other with their stories. These stories of hope, resilience, and culture had never been heard before, and they inspired the artists for this show.

The world premiere of Kiitistsinnoniks (our mothers) will take place on October 24, 25, and 26 at the Martha Cohen Theatre at the Arts Commons building in downtown Calgary. Tickets are available at Arts Commons.
After that retreat, the all-female cast and crew started the creative process. Many of them shared stories of their personal experiences and worked together to find the collective through-line.
Artistic Director Justin Many Fingers says the society believes its important for women to develop and mold the narrative of this performance, which is why we have gathered an all female cast and crew. He also says that Were proud of the emotionally difficult work undertaken by all the cast and crew, and we are honoured to have Alanis King directing this performance as she is an extraordinary voice in Canadian theatre. Our four talented performers include (in alphabetical order) Alanna Bluebird Onespot, Deedra Ladouceur, Elizabeth Ferguson-breaker, and Stacy da Silva.
At the heart of this new production is our acknowledgement of the emotional devastation felt across all sections of society about the fact that many Indigenous women are missing or have been murdered. The facts around that crisis are staggering, and it is an issue that will not be solved overnight. We hope that by sharing these stories, that there will be more discussions about past and current perceptions about women. We support all initiatives undertaken by all members of societ...


Whaleoil world news quiz "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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What the Khashoggi Case Tells Us About Terrorism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

ISTANBUL In 2013, an Iranian national living in Texas was sentenced to twenty-five years in prison for planning to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington, D.C. The State Department alleged that Irans Al Quds force masterminded the terrorist plot. Although the bombing never took place and Iran denied any connection with the conspiracy, 92 Continue reading "What the Khashoggi Case Tells Us About Terrorism"

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Nobody Has Been Better At The Military "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"President" Pig-Man can't pull his lard ass away from his mastabatory Nazi rallies and cheating at his pathetic golf game. Did you read the transcript of the interview the illegitimate and incompetent fake "president" did the other day with the Associated Press? You should; it will encourage you to help get out the vote in 2 weeks. Let me skip the lies and lame attempt at a cover-up for his crooked Saudi cronies and his bullshit and lies about the midterms, the lies about how he feels about a Democratic takeover of the House, the lies about Stormy Daniels, the lies about hurricanes and Climate Change... and even the bitter lies about the Mueller investigation that half the country prays will land him in prison someday. This bit of classic gaslighting could have been inserted after any question-- and it practically was after every question:
I have the most successful. Nobody has done what Ive done, and nobody has come close in the first two years of office. And thats despite the fighting, the Democrats obstruction.
Instead, towards the end of the endless bullshit and bragging and utter disgustingness, an AP reporter asked him "On the subject of American soldiers and military overseas, why have you not yet visited a military base in a combat zone like in Iraq and Afghanistan?" And the repulsive pig's anus answered: "Well, I will do that at some point, but I dont think its overly necessary. Ive been very busy with everything thats taking place here. We have the greatest economy in the history of our country. I mean, this is the greatest economy weve ever had, best unemployment numbers. Many groups are, you know, weve never even been close to these numbers. Im doing a lot of things. Im doing a lot of things. But its something Id do. And do gladly. Nobody has been better at the military. Hey, I just got them a pay raise. I havent had a pay raise in 11 years. I just got them a substantial pay raise. They meaning our military people. I just got them new equipment. They have stuff that was so old that the grandfathers used to fly it....

ODROID Rolling Out New Intel-Powered Single Board Computer After Trying With Ryzen "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While ODROID is most known for their various ARM single board computers (SBCs), some of which offer impressive specs, they have dabbled in x86 SBCs and on Friday announced the Intel-powered ODROID-H2...


WATCH: Police Taser and Shoot Dog For Protecting Its Home, Dispose of Body Before Notifying The Owner "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A video was uploaded to Facebook this week showing two police officers tasering and then shooting a young womans dog after it bit an intruder... According to witnesses, Gotti was trapped in alleyway outside of the apartment and posed no threat to anyone. During the 30 minute encounter police tasered the dog twice before shooting him. The final moments of the encounter were caught on eyewitness video.

For Next Weapon in Anti-Protest Arsenal, US Military Building Plasma Gun Capable of Vaporizing Human Flesh "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From wood batons to stun batons to water cannons to sound cannons to. . .  frickin' plasma lasers that can "vaporize" your skin? Recent reporting out of the Pentagon reveals that the U.S. military is working on perfecting what they called a Scalable Compact Ultra-short Pulse Laser System (SCUPLS)or plasma gun, for shortintended for mounting on a truck or a tank.

DARPA to weaponize insects to spread viruses across the population "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is working on an agricultural bio-weapon, and a team of scientists are speaking out about it.

John Bolton Pushes Trump to Withdraw From Russian Nuclear Treaty "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Years of US allegations that Russia is violating the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) may be coming to a head, with John Bolton reportedly pushing hard for President Trump to withdraw outright from the pact.

Hackers breach system, get data on 75,000 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A government computer system that interacts with was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people, officials said Friday.

US Navy Investigating Two Mysterious Helicopter Crashes Amid Rash Of Suspicious Incidents "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The USS Ronald Reagan has resumed flight operations Friday morning after a mysterious incident where a MH-60R Seahawk helicopter crashed while making an emergency landing on the ship's flight deck shortly after taking off at 9 am on Oct. 19. The Navy said it is investigating the crash after the helicopter, a member of the "Saberhawks" Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron, crash landed shortly after lifting off from the ship's deck at approximately 9 am on Oct. 19.

"Smart home" companies refuse to say whether law enforcement is using your gadgets to spy on you "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Transparency reports are standard practice across the tech industry, disclosing the nature, quantity and scope of all the law enforcement requests each company receives in a given year. But there's a notable exception to this practice: the "smart home" companies who sell you products that fill your house with gadgets that know every intimate fact of your life -- all-seeing eyes, all-listening ears, all-surveillance network taps. The companies that sell these products refuse to say whether (or how) they are being suborned to serve as state surveillance adjuncts by law enforcement.

Remains of over 60 babies found in US funeral home "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The remains of more than 60 infants and fetuses were found stashed in a funeral home in Detroit, Michigan, a discovery that US police have called deeply disturbing.

Saudis Admit Khashoggi Killed At Consulate In Fist-Fight, King Salman Fires 5 Top Officials "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Saudi Arabia confirmed tonight that Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed at its consulate in Istanbul on 2 October. In a statement put out on Saudi state television, citing an initial investigation by Saudi prosecutors, SPA said that: an argument erupted between him [Khashoggi] and others whom he met in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul leading to a fistfight which led to his death.


Buhari can do so much with so little Keyamo "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Director of Communications and Strategy of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo (SAN) spoke with ONWUKA NZESHI on the 2019 general elections and more. Excerpts   Why do you think Nigerians would reelect President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC in 2019? I think the question of trust will be very paramount in the next []

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What was he thinking? Dave Sharma, "I see myself very much in the tradition of Malcolm Turnbull" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The last 5 seconds or so of this interview. No Liberal Party member in their right mind would want to be cast in the Malcolm Turnbull tradition!


Gumi to Buhari: Stop talking about corruption, tell Nigerians your achievements "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In the wake of the visit of Shiek Abubakar Gumi, Bishop Matthew Kukah and Bishop David Oyedepo to former president Olusegun Obasanjo and the controversy that has continued to trail meeting in which Obasanjo and former vice president Atiku Abubakar were reconciled, Gumi spoke with BABA NEGEDU, in Kaduna on why the visit was necessary []

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"A Look to the Heavens" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"Messier 15 is an immense swarm of over 100,000 stars. A 13 billion year old relic of the early formative years of our galaxy, it's one of about 170 globular star clusters that still roam the halo of the Milky Way. 
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Centered in this sharp telescopic view, M15 lies about 35,000 light years away toward the constellation Pegasus, well beyond the spiky foreground stars. Its diameter is about 200 light-years. But more than half its stars are packed into the central 10 light-years or so, one of the densest concentrations of stars known. Hubble-based measurements of the increasing velocities of M15's central stars are evidence that a massive black hole resides at the center of dense globular cluster M15."


Theres no difference between Buhari, Atiku Cardinal Okogie "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Archbishop Emeritus of Lagos Archdiocese and former President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie, says in this interview with ISIOMA MADIKE that Nigerians need a just president, somebody who has the love of the nation at heart, and who must fear God.   How would you react to Obasanjos []

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Ooni marries evangelist as new wife "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

They met at public function last year Source New wife started evangelism at 18   Aevangelist, Naomi Oluwaseyi, was on Thursday night unveiled as the new wife to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi. Saturday Telegraph investigations revealed that the new wife , who is an evangelist and Founder/ President of En-Heralds []

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(Video) X22 Report -- Episode 1694: Already Transitioning | Stealth Operation Initialized "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Published on Oct 19, 2018

Leakers are being arrested left and right, an FBI agent has been arrested, government officials have been recently arrested, the Sessions crack down is here. Trump warns Central American to turn around the immigrant caravan. Mexico reinforces their borders. The entire SA operation by the deep state will fail. Trump and the patriots have been using a stealth operation to counter the deep state.Trump stops NGO from entering North Korea. Iran is removing its forces and advisors from Syria.


WIZ KIDS: 3 Nigerians make history building aircraft in the US "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The world is ruled by ideas, with technology blazing the trail in all spheres of life in the 21st century. Aviation has demonstrated this with the travel world being ruled by fast-moving innovative technology especially in the area of aircraft building where the world has been enthralled by the high technology driven Dreamliner, B787 and []

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Kanu resurfaces in Jerusalem, Kalu reacts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

One-year after he went missing, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, was yesterday sighted in the holy city of Jerusalem, following an online video that had gone viral. Kanu had gone missing since early September in 2017, during a show of Operation Python Dance II in the South-East zone, []

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LATE COMEDIANS WIDOW: How Baba Sala became tenant in his own home "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mrs Temitayo Adejumo is one of the wives of late Apostle Moses Olaiya Adejumo (a.k.a. Baba Sala). She resides in the ace comedians house at 3, Amisu Steeet, Oke Itunu area of Coca Cola in Ibadan, Oyo State, with her elder colleague Mrs. Bolanle Adejumo who was Sala in the Baba Salas films. The wife []

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Can the Khashoggi case really spell the end of MBS? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

__________ Al Monitor Can the Khashoggi case really spell the end of MBS? Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., raised eyebrows this week when the stalwart Saudi supporter told Fox News that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has got to go. Now French newspaper Le Figaro is reporting that at least seven representatives of the clans that []


VP SLOT: Obi reaches out to SEast govs, Nwodo "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Says Ive already visited Ekweremadu   The Vice-Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Mr. Peter Obi, yesterday visited Enugu State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and the President General of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, in Enugu yesterday. Obi said the visit was part []

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US Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Case Which Could Impact 1st Amendment "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Case Which Could Impact 1st Amendment And Prevent Totalitarian Big Tech From Censoring Conservatives Online By Stefan Stanford All News Pipeline TDC Note Is this one of the main reasons for the massive...

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Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

NEHAWU Has Signed the SASSA Settlement Agreement
12 October 2018

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union [NEHAWU] this morning signed the settlement agreement that emerged after the meeting that took place on Wednesday 10th October 2018 with the Minister of Social Development and the management of the South African Social Security Agency [SASSA]. The employer has been sent the document for signing by the Acting CEO.

The national union has visited all workplaces to report to members on the draft settlement agreement and used that to get a mandate for signing and demobilising. Members are happy with the agreement and have mandated the union to sign it. Demobilisation has begun and workers are expected back at work on Monday 15th October 2018. The strike is therefore suspended pending the full implementation of the settlement agreement.

The agreement includes the suspension of biometric enrolment of beneficiaries, workers will revert back to the SOCPEN system that they have been using and are familiar with. An amendment of the KPA's of grant administrator will be undertaken and SASSA will also look into the issue of remuneration for any extra added tasks to be performed by workers. SASSA has also committed to undertake Job Evaluations and to prioritise the issue of skills audit.

As NEHAWU, we want to applaud our members for their high levels of both resilience and discipline during the strike. This strike should serve as a testament to other workers that when they are united nothing is impossible. NEHAWU will continue to aggressively fight for better working conditions, decent wages and for workers to be treated with dignity.

Issued by NEHAWU Secretariat

Zola Saphetha (General Secretary) at 082 558 5968; December Mavuso (Deputy General Secretary) at 082 558 5969; Khaya Xaba (NEHAWU Media Liaison Officer) at 082 455 2500 or email: Visit NEHAWU website:


Chet Raymo, The Silence "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Silence
by Chet Raymo

The hiding places of my power
Seem open; I approach, and then they close;
I see by glimpses now; when age comes on,
May scarcely see at all, and I would give,
While yet we may, as far as words can give,
A substance and a life to what I feel...


"The First Rule Of Life..." "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"The first rule of life is to reveal nothing, to be exceptionally cautious in what you say, in whatever company you may find yourself. If you have a secret, you have only to whisper it to your dearest friend with the strictest injunction that it will go no further, and within half a day the story is all over town, and when you do make what would seem to be a perfectly sensible remark, you will find it reported in the most grotesque form, thus incurring no end of criticism to rebound upon you."
    - Elizabeth Aston


ANN denies suspension of NWC members "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) yesterday described as untrue, media reports which alleged that some members of its National Working Committee (NWC) have been suspended for antiparty activities. The party alleged that the reports were sponsored by some elements enrolled to destabilise the party, stressing that the purported suspension of some of its NWC []

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"The Cry Of Their Mothers..." "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"Humanity is the spirit of the Supreme Being on earth, and that humanity is standing amidst ruins, hiding its nakedness behind tattered rags, shedding tears upon hollow cheeks, and calling for its children with pitiful voice. But the children are busy singing their clan's anthem; they are busy sharpening the swords and cannot hear the cry of their mothers."
- Kahlil Gibran
U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman HM1 Richard Barnett, assigned to the 1st Marine Division, holds an Iraqi child in central Iraq in this March 29, 2003 file photo. Confused front line crossfire ripped apart an Iraqi family after local soldiers appeared to force civilians towards positions held by U.S. Marines.


Guardian Watch Freedland Remembers Yemen is a Thing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Kit Knightly | OffGuardian | October 20, 2018 Jonathan Freedland has weighed in on the Khashoggi case. Hes outraged, of course. Because they all are. Every single voice in the mainstream world has suddenly realised just how appalled they are that Saudi Arabia does bad things. They werent appalled a few weeks ago, when []


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Economy Under Siege: President
20 OCT, 2018 - 00:10
Cletus Mushanawani Mashonaland Central Bureau
Zimbabwe Herald

President Mnangagwa yesterday said his Government was aware and gravely concerned by the manipulation of the economy by a group of people and businesses aimed at destabilising the market by creating artificial shortages and a black market economy.

Speaking at the 17th Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE) graduation ceremony yesterday, the President warned those peddling falsehoods on social media.
He said the net was closing in on them.

We also note the wanton peddling of false news through social media to cause despondency and alarm among people.

We are now certain and clear of the personalities behind these wicked and criminal activities and the net is closing in on them. We will soon name, shame and bring to book these gluttonous individuals and companies.

President Mnangagwa said the country would leapfrog to a modern society through inculcating scientific mindsets and the timely dissemination of appropriate information as well as publishing relevant research findings.

I therefore call upon both the print and electronic media to educate the public about the value of Science education and scientific thinking in the world of today and the future.

Institutions of higher learning, such as this one, must play a leading role in this regard. Government will on its part be receptive to solid scientific research outcomes.

The President said there was need to demystify the belief that science subjects were difficult.
He said the country should encourage the promotion of learning of natural, biological and social sciences from Early Childhood Development.

Bindura University must, thus, churn out graduates who are prepared and determined to ignite a science education revolution in Zimbabwe.

To that end, we must begin to capacitate students to develop unconventional teaching methods which bolster scientific thinking and inculcates new scientific knowledge to learners at every level of the...


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ED Reads Riot Act to Universities
13 OCT, 2018 - 00:10
Zimbabwe Herald

President Mnangagwa yesterday challenged universities to stop taking pride in high enrolment figures and glamorous infrastructure and focus on providing answers to the countrys aspirations.

He said this in his acceptance speech after being installed Great Zimbabwe University Chancellor at the institutions 12th graduation ceremony.

The President was installed the institutions Vice Chancellor by Professor Rungano Zvobgo before he capped 3 916 graduates.

The graduate were drawn from faculties namely Gary Magadzire School of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, Simon Muzenda School of Arts, Culture and Heritage, Robert Mugabe School of Education, Julius Nyerere School of Social Sciences and Munhumutapa School of Commerce.

President Mnangagwa said under the Second Republic, institutions of higher learning should play a key role in national development.

In the Second Republic institutions of higher learning must no longer merely take pride in student enrolment figures or the glamour of infrastructure.

The quality and impact of scholarship should be a source of answers to our national vision and aspirations, he said.

President Mnangagwa said institutions of higher learning must provide an essential body of knowledge towards balancing exploitation of the countrys natural resources, environmental sustainability and economic development.

The implementation of devolution and the development of provincial economies should compel institutions of higher learning and graduands alike to leverage on the various trade, investment and employment opportunities that will result there from.

President Mnangagwa urged the graduands to strive to become creators of wealth and employment and make a positive impact in the economy.

He challenged the institution to leverage on its niche for promoting the teaching of arts, culture and heritage studies as these had immense potential to contribute to the growth of the countrys Gross Domestic Product.



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Zimbabwe Economy Calls for Dedicated Citizenry
20 OCT, 2018 - 00:10
Prosperity Mzila Correspondent
Zimbabwe Herald

When one listens to peoples conversations either in public transport, shopping malls, in the banking halls and whispers in private conversations, the topic is about the superficially downward spiral the economy has abruptly taken.

At first glance or to the layman on the street it would seem as if Government is struggling; however to the trained eye, it is evident as day that the economy is under the onslaught by some unpatriotic and selfish individuals that have a mission to see Zimbabwe on its knees.

As loyal citizens of this country, people can decide to work together with the Government to weed out those unscrupulous elements determined to cause untold suffering on the people of this nation. The previous week, people woke up to social media going ablaze with news of fuel shortages, the US dollar on the black market calling for US$100 to 600 bond notes, a crazy exchange rate that was against the Government-stipulated US$1:1 bond notes.

The black-market speculations had a ripple effect to the economy as shops, pharmacies, private doctors and public transport operators all hiked their prices. The situation caused a lot of suffering among people as artificial shortages ensued.

This situation is against President Emmerson Mnangagwas vision of an upper middle income economy by 2030. It is against this backdrop that every Zimbabwean is called upon to play their part, in the creation of a Zimbabwe we all want.

Whistleblowers, citizens arrest and suggestion boxes should be utilised in order to save this nation from economic ruin that is artificially perpetrated by individuals set on profiteering from the propagated misperception.

Let some anonymous calls be made and people should provide names of the faceless economic bandits that are destroying this economy.

Enough is enough, people need sanity to prevail over this offensive.

His Excellency assembled a team of technocrats that have been working extra hard to dig up this country from the economic malaise. His team is proffering workable solutions that if religiously adopted are bound to put Zimb...


British-born Eagles star, Aina: Missing the World Cup in Russia was difficult to take "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Super Eagles defender, Ola Aina, told CHARLES OGUNDIYA that the team would continue to be humble in victory until they qualify for the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon. Excerpts   Could you describe the attitude of the team towards qualifying for the AFCON? The two games against Libya were very good for the []

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Cop Sees Bag Of Trash Dumped In Park Then Finds Someone Alive Inside It "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Deputy Bennett Dillon of the Monroe County Sheriff's Department in Indiana was on routine patrol early last Wednesday morning when he was called upon to save a life.

While stopping by a local park, Dillon spotted a bag of trash carelessly strewn on the ground and inside it was a little creature in desperate need of help.

Credit: Monroe County Sheriff's Department

Upon closer inspection, the deputy discovered the bag actually contained a small kitten, who'd been left to die in the dark by some cruel person. Had Dillon not found the abandoned animal when he did, chances are she would not have lived to see the dawn.

"The kitten was barely breathing, and had blood in its eyes and ears," the sheriff's department wrote in a post. "Deputy Dillon removed the kitten from the trash bag and wrapped it in a blanket."

Credit: Monroe County Sheriff's Department

It was then that the real lifesaving work began.

Credit: Monroe County Sheriff's Department

Dillon rushed the ailing kitten to Arlington Heights Veterinary Hospital, where veterinarians discovered the full extent of the trauma she'd suffered. Though her condition was grave, the kitten's rescuers refused to give up on her.

"An exam revealed head trauma, flea anemia, and a broken leg and her future was uncertain," the hospital...


Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bort  small, granular, opaque diamonds, used as an abrasive in cutting tools; low-quality diamond, in granular aggregate or small fragments, valuable only in crushed or powdered form, especially for industrial use as an abrasive.


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When nations descend into authoritarianism, the university-educated elite are almost always at the forefront. Recent surveys have indicated that young Australians are increasingly flirting with authoritarianism, and university academics waving their little red and black flags are leading the way. From free speech to the very idea of Western civilisation itself, academics are championing the [] The post A law unto themselves appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.




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Vaccination Choice: The Reasons why Governments are Suppressing the Science "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Australian government and mainstream journalists are going to extreme lengths to prevent the public from receiving the science that supports the publics right to choice in vaccination, with credibility. This includes providing false and misleading information about my qualifications in public health and the framing of the scientific arguments as anti-vaccination or a conspiracy theory.

It is important to remember that vaccines are injected into the human body and, like all drugs, it is necessary to know what is injected and what the long-term health effects are. It is also important to know if governments are using objective science or biased science in the development of these policies.

This bias can be a result of the industry funding of vaccine science combined with the financial conflicts of interest of government representatives and the donations/lobbying of politicians by pharmaceutical companies.

My PhD research found that governments are promoting vaccines on 3 main myths:

  1. The myth that vaccines reduced the risk from infectious diseases by creating herd immunity
  2. The myth that vaccine adverse health outcomes are rare
  3. The myth that vaccines are not causing the exponential rise in autism or the 5-fold increase in chronic illness, neurological and autoimmune diseases that we are observing in all developed countries. This significant increase is in a direct linear dose-response relationship an important criteria  for demonstrating cause and effect of associations. This has occurred since liability was removed from the pharmaceutical companies in the US in 1986 for any harm caused from vaccines.

Here is a 30 minute video presentation of the scientific evidence in my PhD that demonstrates that there is no valid reason to mandate any vaccine in any population. The mandating of vaccines is a serious risk to public health and it is most likely destroying the genetic fabric of the population. This video has been made for a scientific conference on vaccination and it is titled Vaccination against Multiple Diseases: Is this in the best interests of public health?

Please note that the control of infectious diseases is a discipline of public health (social medicine). It was not included in the field of medicine for general practitioners until the 1990s. Prior to this it was not a medical issue. This is because Infectious diseases were controlled by political and economic decisions that changed our lifestyle and environment with....


These 5 Zodiac Signs Are Going To Be Affected The Most By Venus Retrograding in Libra "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While Venus is currently retrograding in Scorpio it will be re-entering Libra very soon. On October 31st Venus will re-enter Libra and change everything for us all.

Below I am going to go over the signs that will be affected the most. While some will be affected in good ways, not all will. Let these things really sink in and think them over. You cannot change what is to come but you can be aware of it.


Things are going to be falling apart in your life in more ways than you are willing to admit. Venus going into Libra is going to have you rethinking a lot of connections within your life. You are going to be breaking things off with someone or really considering it. While this might not seem like something you would normally do as this whole ordeal is underway you will be really getting to know yourself.


You are going to be feeling very conflicted during the time that Venus is retrograding in Libra. You are going to be face to face with something from your past and all the while trying to move forward with your future. This will not be easy to overcome but you can do it. You can handle anything the universe sends your way. Just remember to think before you act.


This whole ordeal is going to be quite dramatic for you. You are normally a very outgoing person but during this time things will be very different. Chances are you will be working on some things that other people are ignoring during this time. You are always focused on connections so these energies are going to be pushing you towards the opposite.


Because Venus is going to be in your sign and retrograding you will be reaping a lot of the benefits that come forth. While you will be quite tense and frustrated throughout most of it you will be gaining a lot as time passes. You will be forced to figure out what it is YOU want in your life and how you feel you need to go about getting those things done.


Venus retrograding in Libra is going to be making you feel a lot more romantic. You will be focusing on your love life as most will during this time, but you also have some tough decisions to make. Do you want to squash your independent spirit or do you need more space than a real relationship is worth.


Self-Lubricating Condom Designed to Reduce Infections "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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It is thanks to a special, durable coating that should last throughout intercourse, says the team, backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

They hope it will make condoms more appealing to use and thereby prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as well as unwanted pregnancies.

Without enough lubrication, sex can be painful and condoms may split or slip.

When used correctly, condoms are a highly effective contraceptive, but not everyone likes them.

They are often already lubricated to make them easier to use, but sometimes this might not be enough for comfort.

People can add lubricant, but this can be messy and may need several applications, interrupting sex.

Researchers say the self-lubricating condom, which becomes really slippery once it comes into contact with body fluid, should get round this.

It could withstand intercourse involving at least 1,000 thrusts without losing its slipperiness, the Royal Society Open Science journal reports.


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Dog Gets His Own 'Office' Parody To Help Him Find A Home "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bentley arrived at the Pennsylvania SPCA's Philadelphia location in October 2016, after being removed from his home by Humane Law Enforcement. The shelter wasnt given much detail about his past home life due to the confidentiality of the case, but the staffers could tell he had been through a lot, as poor Bentley was afraid of absolutely everything

Bentley was shy, stressed, and uncomfortable when he first came to the shelter, Kayla Dorney, behavior lead at the Pennsylvania SPCA, told The Dodo. He sat in the back of his kennel and just laid there. Hed face the back of his kennel, and didnt seem to want much interaction with humans.

Credit: Pennsylvania SPCA

While Bentley was scared of the shelter and all the dogs in it, he was also scared of all the people working there. He seemed to have trouble trusting new people, and was taking a while to warm up to everyone around him. He always looked so sad and confused sitting in his kennel, so the behavior team at the shelter came up with a plan to try and help him.

The behavior team decided that instead of keeping Bentley in a kennel, they would start keeping him in their office instead. They wanted to give him a chance to come out of his shell and give themselves an opportunity to get to know him better and it worked so much better than anyone could have expected.  

Credit: Pennsylvania SPCA

The more time he spent with us, the more comfortable he became, Dorney said. His tail began to wag and we began to see more of who he was a goofy, caring dog who is more intuitive than most. He knows when we are sad and we feed off of his happiness hes become more than just an office dog to us. 



ANF | YPJ: Walls of slavery torn down in Raqqa, women have hope "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

ANF | YPJ: Walls of slavery torn down in Raqqa, women have hope: We celebrate the first year of the liberation of the city of Raqqa, known as the capital of ISIS gangs, under the lead of YPJ fighters for all the women of the world and all our female comrades fighting against ISIS in the Middle East. We salute all our martyrs who fought heroically with respect in the person of Martyrs Zozan, Arin and Sozdar, and repeat our promise to fight to our comrades.


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Comprehensive Agricultural Land Audit Begins Monday
20 OCT, 2018 - 00:10 
Elita Chikwati Senior Agriculture Reporter
Zimbabwe Herald

The Zimbabwe Land Commission (ZLC) will begin the national comprehensive agricultural land audit on Monday.

The audit seeks to identify land use patterns, optimal farming activities and influence appropriate policies for increased productivity, poverty alleviation and sustainable utilisation of agricultural land.

It ends on November 24.

The audit will be carried out in all gazetted categories of agricultural land which include old resettlement schemes, A1 villages, A1 self-contained, A2 small, medium and large-scale commercial farms, small-scale commercial farms (matenganyika) commercial farm settlement scheme, commercial agricultural plots and three-tier farms.

ZLC chairperson Commissioner Tendai Bare said the audit started in the first half of the year with baseline data collection followed by a pilot land audit that was carried out in July to test the audit instruments and logistical arrangements.

The audit, Comm Bare said, analyses land allocation data and extent of land distribution with respect to gender, equity classification, environmental management, extent of multiple land ownership and double allocations.

The other objectives are to assess land use planning with respect to farm sizes, ecological and farming enterprises or activities and assess the extent of tenure security and land rights of beneficiaries.

The audit is also meant to identify challenges and constraints to successfully address the agrarian reform agenda, she said.

Comm Bare said the audit helps the Government to assess how farmers can be assisted to improve productivity, ensure food security and economic development.

Farming is a business so land audit will assist farmers to identify areas for improvement in land utilisation and investment in the business of farming. The commission will make recommendations to Government regarding mitigatory measures to the challenges the farmers face.

The audit instrument used for discussion with farmers is designed to instil a sen...


Couple Shocked To Discover Artistic Pigeon's Perfect Self Portrait "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Recently, Koda Inman-Ahlstrom and his girlfriend were out for a stroll around a park near their home in California when something unexpected caught their eyes.

There, on the leafy path in front of them, was a leaf that was not like the rest.

Credit: Linnaea Mallette

The leaf they had found, nestled below a tree populated by pigeons, contained an artistic anomaly a perfect portrait of a pigeon, painted in a splatter of pigeon poop.

The couple could not believe what they were seeing.

"I picked up the leaf, and we were just tripping out on it. It took a minute to sink in," Inman-Ahlstrom told The Dodo. "It was extremely photo-realistic."

Credit: Koda Inman-Ahlstrom

The image was so lifelike, in fact, that Inman-Ahlstrom needed to examine it closer to be sure it hadn't been put there by a human hand: "It was crusty and lumpy, like pigeon poop, so it didnt seem like anyone painted it," he said. "It was really there."

After snapping a photo of the leaf, the couple placed it back on the path, hoping it might blow someone else's mind, too. Later on, Inman-Ahlstrom posted the photo to Reddit, where it was met with some understandable skepticism.

"People thought wed Photoshopped it. So I offered to go back to the park to look for the leaf," Inman-Ahlstrom said. And sure enough, they found it again. "We picked it up and took it home. Yeah, it was kind of weird."

Credit: Koda Inman-Ahlstrom

Taking the time to salvage a leaf with excrement on it would be somewhat odd under most circumstances, but the longer Inman-Ahlstrom gazed o...


Israels Defiance of History, Morality and Law "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Jeremy Salt | Palestine Chronicle | October 19, 2018 No state established on land seized by force from the people living on that land can claim moral legitimacy and a right to exist. A purported right to exist is not central to the existence of states anyway, let alone colonial settler states established amidst []


Scientists Believe the Moon May Reveal Incredible Secrets of the Universe "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The question about how the universe came to be has long interested the scientific community, however, a team of scientists may have just unlocked some fascinating answers in an unlikely place it appears the moon may have something to tell us!

A team of astronomers used the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope, a low-frequency radio array designed to operate in the frequency range of 80-300 MHz. This allows scientists to detect the radio signals that are given off by hydrogen atoms, providing for an opportunity to study space including the sun, the Earths ionosphere, and the heliosphere, among other things.

Using this technology, they began to seek a better understanding of how the universe came to be. The team led by Dr. Benjamin McKinley was able to observe the moon specifically, picking up radio signals from outer space, specifically those given off by hydrogen atoms. This data provided an interesting insight into what they referred to as the infant Universe.

Before there were stars and galaxies, the Universe was pretty much just hydrogen, floating around in space, explained Dr. McKinley. Since there are no sources of the optical light visible to our eyes, this early stage of the Universe is known as the cosmic dark ages.

To help those who are unfamiliar with how the technology works, Dr. McKinley provided a simplified explanation. The waves that the telescope was able to pick up were similar to the radio waves that we use to listen to our favourite stations every time we get into the vehicle. In the same way that you can adjust the car radio, tuning into a wide selection of channels, converting the available radio waves to sound, these same waves coming from space can also be converted, providing us with a great deal of valuable information.

The radio telescope, the Murchison Widefield Array which is located in the Western Australian desert far away from earth-based FM radio stations, takes the radio signals from space and which we can then convert into images of the sky, Dr. McKinley described.

What we need to understand is that everything in space gives off similar waves, however, the items that are closer to us, the bright objects in space like those in our own Milky Way galaxy are louder due to their proximity, and so most studies stop there. However, the waves discovered, the team states, were weak signals from the early Universe, new insight into its history.

While this is a great discovery and a big step towards understanding the origin of the Universe, it is not witho...


Winners, losers in AFCON qualifying series "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

KwesESPN takes a look at the biggest winners and losers after the first four match days of Africa Cup of Nations 2019 qualifying series.     WINNERS First Qualifiers There can be no bigger winner than Madagascar, who became the first country to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The homeland of the []

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