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Thursday, 16 November

02:49

PHIVOLCS raises Kanlaon volcano alert level to 2 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has raised the alert status for Kanlaon volcano from Alert Level 1 (Low Level of Unrest) to Alert Level 2 (Moderate Level of Unrest) on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The last eruption of this volcano...... Read more

Audio: Dr. Jane Goodall on being proven right about animals having personalities, plus updates direct from COP23 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On todays episode, we speak with the legendary Jane Goodall, who truly needs no introduction, and will have a direct report from the United Nations climate talks happening now in Bonn, Germany. Our first guest is the one and only Jane Goodall, whose work as a primatologist studying animal behavior for the past six decades has made her a household name. Shes written over two dozen books for both adults and children, and has been the subject of more than 40 films including one now touring the US and Canada, called Jane. Mongabay is incredibly lucky to have Jane Goodall on our Advisory Board. Just before Mongabay founder and CEO Rhett Butler was scheduled to speak with Goodall recently, research came out that vindicated her contention, which shes held for nearly 60 years, that chimps have personalities just like people. So we decided to record her thoughts about that for the Mongabay Newscast. Quite honestly I think almost everybody recognized that animals have personalities, whether they were in the wild or whether they werent, Goodall tells Butler. And it was just science saying, Well we cant prove it therefore its better we dont accept it. Goodall discusses what its like to be proven correct all these years later, as well as why she thinks the argument that trophy hunting is a valuable way to fund conservation is rubbish, the changes shes seen in the conservation world over her career, and whether shes hopeful that we can reverse some of the

Should I stay, or should I go: is U.S. facing a climate scientist brain drain? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Fire races through Klamath National Forest in 2014. This years Northern California wildfires burned through thousands of acres, leaving death and destruction in their wake. The fierceness of the flames is being tied to climate change, and the study of that link by U.S. climate scientists is vital to understanding destructive wildfires in the American West. Photo by Kari Greer / U.S. Forest Service via Flickr CC BY 2.0 via Flickr U.S. climate researchers, facing an uncertain future under a presidential administration known for its hostility to science, had a potential way out: answer a few questions on a website run by the French government, draw up a project proposal, and then maybe get offered a position at a French university, supported by enough cash for the duration of a stay there. The scientists spouse, could come too, and work if they pleased. A lucrative and attractive deal that has yielded a strong response. After President Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement in June, Frances Emmanuel Macron responded with a clarion call to Make Our Planet Great Again. He aimed part of that message directly at U.S. climate scientists with a sales pitch inviting them to avoid draconian U.S. budget cuts and hostile Trumpian rhetoric by seeking haven in France. This wasnt hype: the French government was serious and has since set aside 30 million euros to facilitate the immigrants. The program closed several months ago having netted a couple of hundred applications, with hundreds more researchers requesting additional

Can the Solomon Islands Gold Ridge Mine serve as a new model for resource extraction in the South Pacific? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

HONIARA, Solomon Islands In April 2016, thousands of villagers living in the vicinity of the Gold Ridge Mine in the southwest Pacific nation of the Solomon Islands braced themselves for a major disaster as torrential rainfall triggered a spillover of thousands of cubic meters of untreated water from the mines tailings dam. The Ministry of Health issued instructions to people to cease using water from the nearby Kwara, Tinahula and Matepono rivers for drinking, washing or fishing, due to possible risk of chemical contamination. The gold mine is situated on the countrys main island of Guadalcanal, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the capital, Honiara. Stanley Holmes Vutiande, who lives in Navola village, located along the Gold Ridge Road leading to the mine and 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) from the dam, remembered when it happened. We fled because there was water overflowing from the dam and we thought it might burst, so people just panicked and took off, he recounted. There was general information to look for safety, for higher ground, but no specific instructions as to what to do. Joe Horokou, the environment and conservation director at the Ministry of Environment, said the incident was bad because it took us by surprise, even though the company had been given approval to discharge tailings from the dam. The approval was given with conditions like before it is discharged the water has to be treated to acceptable standards. Despite the dire warning, the expected disaster didnt materialize. The dam held, and

01:00

Thomas Jones: X marks the self "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Before it was co-opted as the pocketwatch of late capitalism a gift from the US government GPS was developed as a way to help the US air force drop its bombs just where it wanted with as little risk as possible to American lives. As with any technological breakthrough, it took decades, with false starts, moments of inspiration, patient refinements, scepticism from the brass (Were the navy, we know where we are), inter-service rivalry and a more or less steady influx of government cash. Within days of Sputniks launch in 1957, two young engineers at Johns Hopkins University were using the Russian satellites radio signal to plot and then predict its position. GPS came of age in the 1991 Gulf War.

T.J. Clark: The Art of the Russian Revolution "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I have been trying to forget the shows in London commemorating the Bolsheviks, in particular the Royal Academys Revolution: Russian Art 1917-32. But I havent been able to: some things, some spaces and images, have stuck in the mind like shards of glass. In particular, Ive found myself from time to time back in a small dark room at the end of the Royal Academys exhibition, on the walls of which were projected mugshots of entrants to the Gulag. The room was manipulative, and I was manipulated like everyone else. There would have been a kind of obscenity in trying to resist.

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Wednesday, 15 November

23:20

Very bright fireball explodes over Arizona, 4th major fireball within 10 hours "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A very bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Arizona at around 03:29 UTC on November 15, 2017 (20:29 MST, November 14). The event lasted up to 7 seconds and does not appear as a good candidate for the Taurid Meteor Shower. This is the 4th major...... Read more

"Biblical disaster:" Destructive flash floods rage through Athens outskirts, 14 killed, several missing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A severe overnight storm turned roads of towns on the outskirts of Greek capital Athens into raging rivers of mud and debris on November 15, 2017. At least 14 people have been killed and many injured. "Everything is lost, the disaster is biblical,"...... Read more

22:58

That Time Trump Mocked Marco Rubio For Drinking Water Just Came Back To Haunt Him "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While on the campaign trail, candidate Donald Trump, a former reality show star, repeatedly mocked Sen. Marco Rubio for that time he drank water on the stage. Trump mocked Rubio at rallies about that and on Twitter, too. As they say, with this guy, there really is a tweet for everything. Trump did this after he kicked off his day blasting that loser network CNN, the failing New York Times and demanded a thank you from the UCLA basketball players who arrived in the states after being released from China. Then he summarized his trip to Asia, declaring it to be the longest visit to the region by an American president in more than a quarter of a century. He added that America is back and the future has never looked better. Then he seemed to have difficulty breathing and paused for water.

Here is Trump doing that think he disparaged Rubio for doing:

Trump grabbed a bottle of Fiji to quench his thirst, the exact brand that Rubio drank during the campaign. The Florida Republican responded on Twitter, saying, Similar, but needs work on his form. Has to be done in one single motion & eyes should never leave the camera. But not bad for his 1st time.

22:32

The Warrior Within "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I have always been a firm believer in being kind to everyone you meet, because everyone has a story. Things happen in our lives that help shape us: mould us gently, or sometimes not-so gently, into the person we are today.

I have a story. It has affected me in ways big and small every single day since it happened eight years ago, and I will probably think about it for the rest of my life. It has taken me a long time to speak up and share it. I have been scared of judgement, embarrassment, vulnerability and pity, but those things no longer worry me. I am strong, I am brave and if I can help even one woman, then it has been worth it.

Three days after my 13th birthday, I stood in front of the fire at my family home, gasping for air as the man who had been married to my mum for 10 years relentlessly beat me with a piece of wood. He beat me until I was in so much shock that I physically could not scream and could not move. He moved on to beating the other side of my body before the adrenaline kicked in and I realised I needed to run away.

I bolted to the kitchen, a dead end. My eight-year-old brother and four-year-old sister watched on as their father stood with his hands clasped around the neck of their eldest sibling, with no sign of letting go. I screamed, genuinely scared for what might come next, and they screamed too, in utter disbelief and terror, when all of a sudden he let me go. He threw me to the ground, got in his car and drove away.

What came next was a blur of interviews with police, forensics in white suits taking photographic evidence of my legs that were black from my hip to my knees on both sides, tears and fear. The boys at my school asked why my body was covered in bruises and I would lie, telling them that I fell down the stairs, covering up the abuse I had been subject to only days earlier by a man I had trusted. I was urged to press charges, to make him pay for what he had done, but I was too scared of the repercussions.

Instead of dealing with what had happened to me in a healthy and productive way, I let it eat away at me like an angry cancer. I hated him, I hated myself, I hated what he had done to me and I hated how I felt. I convinced myself it was my fault. If I didnt have an attitude, perhaps it wouldnt have happened. If I hadnt provoked him, it wouldnt have happened.

I started to believe that I was to blame and that I was unworthy of being treated with kindness and respect. My self-esteem crumbled and every relationship I had with men suffered.

......

22:24

WATCH: Corporate CEOs SHOCK Trumps Economic Adviser With Truth About GOP Tax Cuts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Trumps economic adviser, Gary Cohn, has bought into the GOPs tax plan lock, stock and barrel to the point where he likely has a deep belief that trickle-down economics actually works. The thing is, it doesnt, and at a Wall Street Journal event packed full of CEOs, Cohn seemed absolutely stunned that this crowd of corporate leaders wouldnt automatically say theyd use the GOPs tax cuts to invest in their own companies.

An editor from the Wall Street Journal asked the audience:

If the tax reform bill goes through, do you plan to increase investment your companys investment, capital investment?

Only a few of them raised their hands indicating they would. Cohns response was:

Why arent the other hands up?

Really? Well, yes, really. It seems so easy to Cohn, apparently. One might even think that he genuinely doesnt understand why most of the CEOs in the room kept their hands down. Cohn now looks incredibly ignorant and stupid.

Corporate tax cuts do not result in greater capital investment and these CEOs know it. Anybody who knows anything about business and economics (and even modern history) knows it. Its really quite simple: CEOs will not invest in things like new machinery, new factories, or new jobs when they dont have enough customer demand to justify it.

In fact, most money saved from these kinds of tax cuts go toward stock buybacks, which is a controversial practice in which a company buys back its own stock to artificially drive prices up and put more money into the pockets of shareholders and the C-suite. CEO pay also tends to go up when taxes go down.

CEOs know this. They want the tax cuts for precisely this reason. Their greed has gotten the best of them and they know tax cu...

22:16

Universal Audio plug-ins vs analog hardware "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is exactly why I use Universal Audio in my recording and mixes. What they do is so exacting, its difficult to tell the plug-in from the actual hardware unit. Watch this video.

22:04

Jonathan R Wain Chairman Dilworth School and Brisbane barrister part one why Im no longer friends with Jonathan Wain Jonathan R Wain was dishonest, deceptive and disloyal to me "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jonathan R Wain a student at Dilworth School, Auckland New Zealand in the early 1970s- now a Brisbane barrister. Pictured as I knew Jonathan in the 1970s before he was corrupted and lost his Christian character

Chairman Dilworth School

Jonathan R Wain, Chairman

Barrister
Dilworth Old Boy

 

I knew Jonathan R Wain, Chairman of Dilworth School and Brisbane barrister in the 1970s in Te Atatu in Auckland, New Zealand. I write with sadness what Im about to write, because 20 years ago Jonathan Wain behaviour led me to terminate an extremely close friendship. I have no regrets in cutting my friendship and ties with Jonathan. In 1997, I decided he is capricious, dishonest, unfaithful, an adulterer and not honest with money.

I have had no contact with Jonathan since 1997, except briefly at my son Josephs wedding 3.5 years ago, and cannot speak for his character, honesty or loyalty to friends since 1997.

In 1989, Jonathan Wain was my best man at my first wedding and soon after I was Jonathans best man at his wedding to Kaylene, his long-time wife.

I met Jonathan R Wain in 1974 at Rutherford High School in Te Atatu, Auckland, New Zealand. I was only at the oppressive, bland, boring Rutherford High School for one year. The best thing about Rutherford High School was leaving i...

21:59

PERTH Three charged over $33m drug bust in WA "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Three charged over $33m drug bust in WA .

November 15, 2017 at 07:00PM .

Two of the men, aged 23 and 27, appeared in Perth Magistrates Court on Tuesday and had their cases adjourned until next week. Another 27-year-old

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21:55

Universal Audio releases new plug-ins "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I can tell you that Im really excited about the latest release from Universal Audio. They have always been the top plug-in maker for me, but this one goes above and beyond. Heres whats included:

  • Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor
  • Dytronics Tri-Stereo Chorus
  • Gallien-Krueger 800RB Bass Amp
  • Ocean Way Microphone Collection
  • Marshall Plexi Classic (FREE for Apollo owners)

Excuse me while I go download and play for the rest of the day.

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21:55

U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda: Who Is Peter Vrooman? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The next ambassador to the African nation of Rwanda will be career diplomat Peter Vrooman, who has extensive diplomatic experience in the region. Nominated October 26, 2017, Vrooman most recently served at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as deputy chief of mission from July 2014 to August 2016 and as charg daffaires from September 2016 to July 2017. If confirmed by the Senate, Vrooman would succeed Erica J. Barks-Ruggles, who served in Kigali starting in December 2014.   

 

Peter Hendrick Vrooman was born March 1, 1966, near Canton, New York, to David Henry Vrooman, Jr., an economics professor at nearby St. Lawrence University, and Sally (Eaton) Vrooman. Peter initially attended Hugh C. Williams High School in Canton, where at age 14 he won a prize for an essay on local history, Lumbering on the Grass, which was published in an area historical journal. Vrooman graduated Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, in 1984 and went on to earn a B.A. in Social Studies at Harvard College in 1988. He served a summer 1986 internship at the New York State Office for the Aging. Vrooman earned his next degree in France, a Certificat dEtudes Politiquesa one-year program nearly equivalent to a Masters degreeat Sciences Po (Institut dtudes politiques de Paris) in 1987.

 

Vrooman worked from 1989 to 1990 as special assistant to Richard F. Pedersen, then the president of the American University in Cairo and a former U.S. ambassador to Hungary, before joining the State Department as a foreign service officer in 1991.

 

Vrooman served early career assignments as watch officer in the State Departments Operations Center (circa 1991 to 1992); in Djibouti City, Djibouti (circa 1992 to 1993); at the US Liaison Office in Mogadishu, Somalia (circa 1994); as desk officer for Algeria (circa 1995 to 1997) in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; and in Beirut, Lebanon (circa 1998 to 2000).

 

Vrooman served as deputy political counselor at the U.S. mission to the United Nations from 2000 to 2005, and was an advisor on the Midd...

21:10

RECORDS BEING BROKEN: This Is Exactly The Kind Of Thing The Late, Great Richard Russell Used To Warn His Readers About "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

RECORDS BEING BROKEN: This Is Exactly The Kind Of Thing The Late, Great Richard Russell Used To Warn His Readers About from King World News This is exactly the kind of thing the late, great Richard Russell, the Godfather of...

The post RECORDS BEING BROKEN: This Is Exactly The Kind Of Thing The Late, Great Richard Russell Used To Warn His Readers About appeared first on The Daily Coin.

21:08

Libyas Slave Auctions And African Genocide: What Hillary Knew "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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A new CNN investigation has uncovered a network of slave markets operating in warehouses in various cities across Libya six years after NATO-led intervention in the country toppled the government of Muammar Gaddafi in support of US and UK backed rebels. And not only did CNN confirm the presence of slave auctions where human beings are being sold for []

The post Libyas Slave Auctions And African Genocide: What Hillary Knew appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.

21:06

Early childhood development, key to achieving SDGs in Nig- UNICEF "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Regina Otokpa, Abuja The United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF, has said Early Childhood Development (ECD), was an essential key and the foundation to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country by the year 2030. The was made known by UNICEFs Education Specialist, Mrs Swadchet Sankey, during a media dialogue on ECD organised by UNICEF in collaboration with the Child Rights Information Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture on Wednesday in Kano. Linking ECD to the 17 goals, she explained that investment in early learning...

The post Early childhood development, key to achieving SDGs in Nig- UNICEF appeared first on Newtelegraph.

21:06

Once banned Kinder Eggs are finally coming to the U.S. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is one of those things we Canadians have always held up as a reason why Canada is better than the US. Well have to find something else now.

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21:05

AMDGPU DC Gets More Fixes Ahead Of The 4.15 Pull Request "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Alex Deucher of AMD has submitted a set of last minute fixes for the AMDGPU DC code that's expected to be sent this week as a pull request for the Linux 4.15 kernel...

21:04

The Charmed, Doomed Life of Barry Seal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Exclusive: Tom Cruises portrayal of drug-smuggler-turned-government-informant Barry Seal is a fast-paced visit back to the Reagan eras shadowy world of the CIA, cocaine and secret wars, writes James DiEugenio. By James DiEugenio Barry Seals life has become the stuff of  legend. And

21:03

January 20, 2018: Build the Base, Take the Initiative : A Call to Expand Our Capacity "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On January 20, 2018, we invite you to join us in organizing events and gatherings in autonomous spaces, building capacity and community to sustain our movements and prepare for the year ahead.

This call is endorsed by the Channel Zero Anarchist Podcast Network, subMedia, Its Going Down, and CrimethInc.. If you want to endorse this call, pass it on to others, organize something for January 20, 2018, and email us at rollingthunder@crimethinc.com to have your name added here.


Last year, thousands gathered in Washington, DC and elsewhere around the US to start the Trump regime off with an inspiring display of defiance. Since that historic mobilization, many of us have been in action almost continuously, responding to one threat after another from the regime and its supporters.

Weve participated in airport blockades opposing the Muslim Ban, mass mobilizations against the Alt-Right and other racists, weeks of action in solidarity with J20 defendants and Standing Rock arrestees, ongoing anti-colonial action against pipelines, and broad disaster relief efforts in the South and Puerto Rico. As a new year opens up before us, lets come together to think about where we want to go from here.

We live in dynamic and dangerous times. The state is ramping up repression just as fewer and fewer people perceive the government to be legitimate. Many comrades are facing decades in prison, but many more are looking to get involved.

For this reason, were calling for people to gather in anarchist and autonomous spaces on the week of January 20, 2018 in order to reconnect to the roots from which our movements draw strength, discuss the path ahead, and gather resources for prisoners, relief efforts, and ongoing struggles.

Expand Networks, Strengthen Spaces

We propose to use the week of J20 2018 to reconnect with our networks, revitalize our spaces, organize new projects, hold special events, and bring people together to build our movements.

Autonomous spaces include infoshops, community centers, and bookstores. But an autonomous space can also be a public place you make a habit of gathering in or a territory you share and defend. Open spaces offer a way for people who are freshly curious about our movements to plug in, pick up literature, and begin fostering relationships.

Towards this end, we are encouraging people to organize on the week of J20:

Community events involving putting in work at autonomous spaces. This could mean fixing the bathroom or repainting the walls...

21:03

Notes on Anti-Fascist Self-Defense Training : 10 Lessons from the Russian Anti-Fascist Experience "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Anti-fascists on May Day 2014 in Murmansk.

The Trump presidency has seen a boom of fascist organizing and anti-fascist resistance in North America. Strategies and tactics that originally developed in the European context have spread around the USA. Meanwhile, in Russia, both Nazi violence and anti-fascist activity have died down to a mere fraction of what they were at the peak of the years of confrontation, 2002-2011. In the following text, a participant in the Russian anti-fascist movement suggests some conclusions about how to train for anti-fascist confrontations.

In publishing this perspective, we aim to facilitate dialogue between those fighting fascism in a variety of conditions all around the world. We believe it is crucial for anti-fascists to learn from history and from each others experience. If the Russian model for anti-fascist action reached its limits based on internal factors, as described below, we should take care not to reproduce those elements in our own organizing. Likewise, we encourage readers to bear in mind the political, social, and legal differences between the Russian and US contexts; youll do no one any good by ending up in prison on weapons charges unless the alternative would have been even worse. In the long run, fascism wont be defeated simply by individual courage or force of arms, but by building a broad-based, participatory movement that addresses the social and economic problems fascists capitalize on to recruit for their organizations.


Antifascist Attitude, a documentary made in 2008. Click on the option for English subtitles.

Introduction from the Author

Unfortunately, this text cannot go into detail about the history of Russian anti-fascism. That text has yet to be written. You can get a general sense from two texts that appeared between 2009 and 2011, before it was obvious that the situation was about to change:

There are a number of reasons why both fascist terror and anti-fascist organizing have drastically diminished in Russia over the past decade. First of all, Russian society is less dysfunctional. During the economic crisis of the 1990s, entire communities were devastated due to drugs and crime; peo...

21:02

Pentagon conforms active-duty service member has received sex-reassignment surgery "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An active-duty service member has received gender-reassignment surgery, the Pentagon said Tuesday, amid ongoing debate over whether transgender troops should be allowed to continue to serve in the military, Defense Department spokeswoman Dana White said the surgery was done Tuesday in a private hospital and was paid for by the military's health coverage because the doctor deemed it was medically necessary. "''Military hospitals do not have the surgical expertise to perform this type of surgery, therefore it was conducted in a private hospital," White said, adding that because this service member "had already begun a sex-reassignment course of treatment, and the treating doctor deemed this surgery medically necessary, a waiver was approved by the director of the Defense Health Agency."

21:01

Ogun, Kano, others tasked to meet 36% CPR "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

  *Sign letter on urban poors reproductive health needs with TCI     To achieve the 2018 national target of 36 per cent Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR), the Challenge Initiative (TCI) Nigerias Communications and Knowledge Management Officer, Dashe Kaseina, has urged five states implementing the TCI project, to develop robust plan to improve access to voluntary Family Planning/Child Birth Spacing programme. She made the call during the signing a Letter of Commitment with the Ogun, Kano, Delta, Bauchi and Niger State governments to implement The Challenge Fund Catalytic Grant after...

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21:00

LASUTH, IFM deliver 74 babies through assisted technology "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

  *Reduces cost of ART by a quarter   In its desire to bring smile to the faces of numerous families suffering infertility, the Lagos State University Teaching |Hospital (LASUTH), has delivered 74 babies through the use of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).   Making this known at a press conference in Lagos yesterday, the Chairman of Institute of Fertility Medicine (IFM), Dr. Adetokunbo Adebanwo said to enable more indigent families to have their own babies, the IFM aims to make the ART services available at a highly affordable rate, specifically...

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21:00

America's economic problems demand a radical solution. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Our cities are failing. People are hurting... If we dont attack this problem in a radically different way, its going to overwhelm us.
Charles Marohn

In this podcast episode, Chuck breaks down Strong Towns' core insight about the American growth model what's wrong with it and why it's bankrupting our country then talks about how this movement responds to that problem in a thoughtful, non-partisan manner. There are no simple answers.

Success for our country will not come from the federal government or the corporate sector and trickle down to our communities. Rather, when we focus on the struggles of real people and make small, incremental investments over a period of time to improve them, that's when we'll see broad prosperity in our nation. That's when we'll be building Strong Towns.

Listen to the episode

Together, we can revolutionize our approach to growth and development. We can make our places stronger than they've ever been. Join the movement that's changing the world.

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20:59

Belt and Road project: Chinas new vision and Turkey "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Analysis

By  Emel Parlar Dal

Does the Belt and Road project really have the potential to introduce a Chinese alternative to the established world order?

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U.S. President Donald Trumps 13-day Asia tour, which began on Nov. 5 with Japan and includes, first and foremost, China, South Korea, Vietnam, and the Philippines, is already signaling that the U.S. is drawing up a new Asian strategy.

Although it is suggested that the visit is outwardly based on the goal of creating a coordination and business alliance to take tougher measures against North Korea, this 13-day diplomacy tour by Trump, the longest Asian tour ever taken by a U.S. president since George H. W. Bushs 12-day visit in 1991, is dropping major hints about the discomfort the U.S. is feeling towards the recent transformation in power balances in Asia.

One such hint is that the region, defined to date by Washington as Asia-Pacific, began to be conceptualized as the Indo-Pacific region starting from before this visit. We may say that the most important reason for this visit as well as the conceptual transformation accompanying it beyond the ostentatious North Korean threat directly relates to containing or controlling the rise of China, which is now following a global trajectory after its spread over Asia.

The aspect of this Chinese rise that will pose the greatest challenge to the U.S. position as a superpower is the Belt and Road project, which is Chinas global strategic partnership vision with pragmatic foundations and a win-win strategy as opposed to the security-related tensions in the Asia-Pacific region.

Does the Belt and Road project really have the potential to introduce a Chinese alternative to the established world order? What countries, multilateral structures and regions constitute the main partners of the project?

And how important are Turkey and the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railroad project to this massive undertaking, considering that the current final destination of this project (Kars) is a Turkish province?

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Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railroad project

Is Belt and Road main pillar of Chinas new world vision?

At a time when the basic paradigms of the international order are being questioned once again, China is the....

20:56

How It REALLY Is Musical Interlude: Genesis, Jesus He Knows Me "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Genesis, Jesus He Knows Me

Religion is a system of wishful illusions together with a disavowal of reality, 
such as we find nowhere else but in a state of blissful hallucinatory confusion.
 Religion's eleventh commandment is "Thou shalt not question."
- Sigmund Freud

"Thou shalt not question", but thou had better send in that donation!
- CP, heading for the bomb shelter...

20:55

Was Judge Moores Accuser's Yearbook Autograph Forged?, 1888 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

- Wealth365 Summit - online Financial Conference - Jan. 15-20 Call 262-299-6200 or go to https://www.wealth365.com/bill Good morning, Im still reporting on: Was Judge Moores Accuser's Yearbook Autograph Forged?, 1888 Synopsis: Well, the coupsters are still busying themselves at the direction of the ministry of propaganda with continuing to undermine any effort to sway the Republican majority in the United States Senate. Weve stayed a mile away from the Judge Roy Moore story because we had a tip that a certain agency had turned against Deep State and was using its intel to expose all the sex pervs supporting it. And thats why there has been this rash of sex exposes. We didnt know if the Roy Moore accusers were part of that outing for some reason so we waited. Now, this entire Roy Moore flock smells more and more like a MOP (Ministry of Propaganda) fiction. Heres the evidence: According to a blog author whose name I probably shouldnt mention out loud lets just call him a military historian who is following these events closely. The Defend-Judge-Roy-Moore group pretty much collapsed yesterday afternoon when, at 2:25, a lady named Beverly Young Nelson, age 56, held a press conference in New York with embattled attorney Gloria Allred alleging Judge Roy Moore sexually harassed her when she was 16 years old. She showed a copy of her high school annual with a purported inscription signed by Roy Moore D.A. Even Judge Jeanine went running for the hills after that. Tonight, Hannity gave Judge Moore 24 hours to fully explain or drop out. But hold on there. This mornings light has called this revelation into serious question. Problem #1: The inscription reads: To a sweeter more beautiful girl, I could not say, Merry Christmas. Signed Roy Moore D.A. Do you remember your high school annual days? Since when did one come out before Christmas. They came out just a month or two before the end of school like April or May. Problem #2: Roy Moore was never a D.A. He was an assistant D.A. Oops!!! But it gets worse. Problem #3: could it be that someone at CNN retouched the part at the top right? So it looks like someone named Roy did write the part on the left, but from Moore on is written in blue ink, not black ink. Duhhhh. Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; https://www.SeaShellDiamondGallery.com - PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 https://preparewith.com/Bill.Still - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, Call Tom @ 843-729-7837, web.........

20:55

Going back to Zimbabwe "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The drive way was exactly as I remembered albeit a bit overgrown. There was a hut by the gate and a woman emerged, rubbing her eyes. It was the holidays but the dilapidated buildings gave the impression the school had been closed for many years. The driver spoke to her in Shona, gesturing at me she used to be a student here and wants to have a look. She looked at me suspiciously and the gate was opened.

We drove slowly, past the swimming pool now empty. Past the old sanatorium which now had weeds growing from the window. The swings had gone but the old tree which had claimed countless bones stood strong the only thing that had. The classrooms to the left were missing panes of glass. The driver parked at the roundabout and I walked to the old school hall. The doors were all closed bar one where the latch had worn and a sharp tug set it free. The red velvet curtains on the stage were stained and frayed, a hole in the ceiling directed a shaft of light on the floor once gleaming and polished was now covered in dust. The very same portrait of President Robert Mugabe hung at the back of the room and I remembered how we sang the national anthem every morning in this hall.

I remembered this place so well when a new phrase war veterans was introduced into our vocabulary, or being feverish with malaria, I could still smell the sweet flowers of the Jacaranda trees and feel the warm gravel burning under my feet. I remember nights in the dormitory when we whispered about boys from under our counterpanes and snuck out into the courtyard to gaze at the stars. I remembered the other nights when our whispers turned to worry fears of the future. The rumours and tension that had slowly eased their way into our integrated world unnoticed and with their arrival they took the last moments of our childhood.

Seventeen years since I left Zimbabwe and so much had changed. My parents had moved here so their children would grow up free from the shadows of troubles, they were inspired by the newly independent Zimbabwe. My mother (the daughter of anti-apartheid activists) was seduced by its proximity to South Africa and political hope. The road between Marondera and Harare had been a good, smooth one. The route we would take every few months to the city for a cinema trip and walk round the shiny Capitals shops, almost twenty years on and I recognised every acacia tree, every kopje.

Today the driver had zig-zagged across the road to avoid the potholes, stopping at the police blocks that regularly punctuated the road. The new Zimbabwe dollar was only recently back in circulation and the fine for not having a radio license, a fictional document, was issued in US dollars. As we drove off the driver explained he always pretended he had left his drivers license at home, once you handed it over to the police it would cost you to get it back. The police havent....

20:54

BREAKING NEWS: Four people are taken to hospital as fire breaks out in 15-storey tower block near Belfast, Northern Ireland "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Four residents living in a high rise tower block are being treated by paramedics after a fire broke out at their 15-storey building. Photographs and footage posted online showed smoke and flames coming from the Coolmoyne House tower block in Dunmurry, near Belfast. Emergency services are currently tackling the blaze which comes just five months after the tragic Grenfell Tower incident in west London.

20:54

Texas Sheriff Threatens To Jail Truck Owner For Anti-Trump Sticker (SCREENSHOTS) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Good news everyone! All crime in Texas has been solved. How do we know this? Because Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy E. Nehls has announced that hes going on a crusade against protected political speech.

Apparently, the Sheriff saw someones anti-Trump sticker he placed on his truck and decided to take action pleasing the tortured little snowflakes who contacted him about it but also showing that not only he but an unnamed prosecutor is corrupt as f*ck.

I have received numerous calls regarding the offensive display on this truck as it is often seen along FM 359. If you know who owns this truck or it is yours, I would like to discuss it with you, the Sheriff posted on Facebook Wednesday. Our Prosecutor has informed us she would accept Disorderly Conduct charges regarding it, but I feel we could come to an agreement regarding a modification to it.

Yes, disorderly conduct. For a sticker. Because its anti-Trump.

Sorry, Sheriff. No agreement is necessary, as it is not a crime to critic...

20:54

'Press-freedom' lapdogs don't think it's appropriate to comment on RT's registration as foreign agent "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Press-freedom watchdogs have issued strangely muted reactions to RT's registration as a foreign agent in the US. The reactions of free-speech groups vary from "we have just received the letter on the issue" to "it is not appropriate for us to comment." "I am afraid I'm not well enough informed about this particular topic to report anything of substance to your viewers," an official from the US Press Association told RT in a written statement.

20:53

ISIS Promises Christmas Blood at the Vatican "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Via Mirror: The terror group ISIS has made a chilling threat against the Vatican just weeks before tens of thousands of faithful gather there to celebrate Christmas. A pro-ISIS propaganda channel made the threat in a poster depicting a car attack. The poster reading Christmas blood depicts a masked jihadi driving a BMW []

20:53

China dominates super computer top 500 list "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For years, China has claimed the top spot on a list of the 500 fastest supercomputers. Now it dominates the overall list, too, pushing the United States into second place. For the first time, China has the most systems on the Top500 list, 202, up from 159 six months ago. The US dropped from 169 to 144. And in terms of the total performance of those machines, China also overtook the US, the Top500 supercomputer list organizers said. The news underscores the relentless ascent of China's supercomputing trajectory in recent years. It also marks a notable shift in the international balance of high-end computing power that's closely tied to industrial, academic and military abilities.

20:53

European Union is on the way to creating a fully fledged European Army "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

NATO Ministers of Defense signed the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) agreement in Brussels on November 13. The members of both NATO and PESCO are mostly the same. Sometime in the future, PESCO may become a fully fledged EU Army. For now, PESCO is the main and only product of pan-European military cooperation in the realm of military logistics and weapon production.

For decades Europe couldnt integrate its member states militarily. Back in 1954, the fathers of the European cooperation decided against forming the European Defense Community. All security concerns were delegated to NATO, which was backed by the US. Following the UK quitting the EU, and Donald Trump becoming President, Europe decided to take its security into its own hands, without depending so heavily on NATO. The dream of EU not depending on the US may be closer now than ever.

23 countries have signed up to the plan. Denmark, Ireland, Malta and Portugal did not join PESCO. They have an option to join the initiative later on, if they so desire. PESCO is voluntary for all 28 states, yet. Once you join, though, you have to accept the responsibilities and realize them. These responsibilities will be put to paper in the national plans. Non-EU countries can be invited to PESCO, for a considerable fee.

For now, this initiative concerns itself with raising military budgets and efficiency, trying to conserve as much resources as possible. They plan to increase cooperation between the militaries of the member-states. The ultimate aim of this whole shebang, as described by German Minister of Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel is to reach 65% efficiency of the US Army while spending 50% of its budget on it.

The budgets were discussed in June with establishing of a European Defense Fund. The starting sum is a meager 5.5 billion per year.  How would the EU spend it though?

First, integrating all the security forces of the EU with each other, with a single security contour by 2021.  Secondly, developing new technologies. The priority is given to unifying the armaments and the weapon systems in the region.

If these Napoleonic plans prove to be successful, PESCO will completely substitute the rigid and ineffective NATO. According to experts, managing this in such a short time is a very difficult feat, and is unlikely. But you cant take away the fact that the plan is very ambitious. No matter if the whole idea is successful or not, this initiative is sure to play an important role in the fate of the continent.

If it is successful though, well that would mean Germany and France becoming new military and technological powerhou...

20:53

Benghazi Suspect Pleads Not Guilty in US Trial "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

ISIS IN ACTION
ISIS is reported to have established temporary checkpoints 70 km south of Sirte on the road to Waddan and also near Bohadi village in the same district, on the 8 and 13 November respectively. The group is said to have stopped and searched civilian vehicles and seized goods.

In the 105th edition of ISISs weekly al-Naba online magazine the group claims its fighters in Libya repelled an attack by the Libyan National Army in Cyrenaica on the 2nd of November, causing casualties and damaging equipment.

WESTERN RESPONSE
On 9 November, Mustafa al-Imam, a suspect in the September 2012 attack against the US Special Mission in Benghazi, who was captured from Misrata in October and transported to the US to stand trial, entered a plea of not guilty to terrorism-related charges in the US District Court. On 9 November, Imam was indicted on one count of conspiracy to provide material support and resources to terrorists resulting in death.

According to a motion for pre-trial detention, video surveillance shows Imam at the US compound in Benghazi on the night of the attack and indicates that he was involved in exploiting sensitive material from the scene. Imams lawyer argued that the evidence against his client was not as serious as the US government was claiming. He said it was based on a video that showed Imam leaving the US mission with some equipment which the authorities claimed were later used in the attack. Imam reportedly told investigators that he was close with Ahmed Abu Khatallah.

Khatallah was captured from Libya in 2014 and is currently on trial in the US for his role in the Benghazi attack. The trial began in early October and he has pleaded not guilty to all 18 of the charges against him. On 7 November, a paid Libyan informant gave evidence against Khatallah, implicating him in the 2012 attack. The informant was paid a $7 million reward for his work.

On 8 November Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi suggested ISIS fighters were entering Egypt through Libya in the wake of the groups defeat in Syria and Iraq. This was followed three days later by a statement from Egyptian military claiming it had destroyed 10 vehicles belonging to smugglers carrying weapons and ammunition at their western border with Libya.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told the UN Security Council (UNSC) on 8 November that the situation in Libya is dire. She highlighted incidents such as the recent discovery of a mass grave near Benghazi where bodies showed signs of torture, the ongoing LNA siege of Derna, and the appalling treatment of migrants in Libya, including evidence of slave markets. She plans to seek new arrest warrants if serious crimes dont stop and demanded that those who are already wanted by the ICC, such as Saif al-Islam Qaddafi and Libyan Nati...

20:52

Hotwire #13: Chicago Squat, J20 Trial, & Global Antifascist Updates "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The post Hotwire #13: Chicago Squat, J20 Trial, & Global Antifascist Updates appeared first on It's Going Down.

Today is the beginning of the J20 inauguration protester trials in DC. There are some important developments in the case, so we interview Sam from DC Legal Posse about whats going on and how to support the defendants.

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We also interview a Polish anti-fascist from Warsaw about this weekends 60,000 person far-right march that was littered with Nazi slogans. The folks at the IRL squat in Chicago called us to talk about resisting their evictionand squatting as a window to a world outside of capitalism. Stay tuned until the end for exciting calls for upcoming action camps and decentralized days of action.

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20:52

Exercise increases the size of the hippocampus in humans "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Aerobic exercise can improve memory function and maintain brain health as we age, a new Australian-led study has found. In a first of its kind international collaboration, researchers from Australia's National Institute of Complementary Medicine at Western Sydney University and the Division of Psychology and Mental Health at the University of Manchester in the UK examined the effects of aerobic exercise on a region of the brain called the hippocampus, which is critical for memory and other brain functions. Brain health decreases with age, with the average brain shrinking by approximately five per cent per decade after the age of 40. Studies in mice and rats have consistently shown that physical exercise increases the size of the hippocampus but until now evidence in humans has been inconsistent.

20:52

BEST OF THE WEB: Syrian army finds ISIS warehouses full of US-made lethal weapons "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

According to the Syrian military source there were a lot of US-made weapons and military equipment of Western European and Israeli production. Apart from M-16 automatic rifles there were TOW anti-tank missile systems and 155 mm US field guns. "There were also Hummers, which were either used to transport people or were stuffed with bombs inside ready to explode. Israeli intelligence reconnaissance aircraft and a modern Israeli protective suit for conducting sapper work have also been found," the source told Sputnik Arabic. The source also said that tech for air and ground reconnaissance, satellite communications and bags with C-4 explosives were also discovered inside these warehouses.

20:51

Heres What It Really Means To Adopt A Senior Dog "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sweet, loving, grateful, playful these are just a few adjectives dog owners use to describe their senior pets. People can get pretty passionate about their older dogs and cats, and some even dedicate their lives to adopting senior dogs.

But despite a steadily growing fan club, there are quite a few misconceptions about senior dogs still out there, and as a result, adult pets in the shelter system can have a difficult time finding families, explains Jorge Ortega, senior director of the ASPCA Adoption Center.

It is a sad fact that senior pets are often the last to be adopted from shelters, putting them at an increased risk for euthanasia, Ortega tells The Dodo. When you adopt a senior pet, youre not only welcoming a lifetime of love into your home, youre also saving a precious life.

If you are considering adding a new member to your family and giving a loving companion animal the home she deserves, heres what it really means to adopt a senior pet:

Senior can mean many different things



When talking animal ages, the term senior can be confused with geriatric but these are two very different things.

The senior categorization isnt tied to a specific age, and can vary greatly depending on the animal and breed, Ortega explains. Smaller dogs tend to have longer life spans than larger-breed dogs, and its the same for most cats, too, Ortega notes. A large-breed dog as young as 5 years old may be considered a senior.

Senior dogs are typically healthy or just beginning to show signs of aging, and have plenty of love left to give. A 17-year-old Pomeranian or a 7-year-old golden retriever are just as deserving of a loving home as any puppy.

Senior dogs are great for first-time pet owners

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20:50

Israel Lobby is Slowly Being Dragged Into the Light "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Israel Lobby is Slowly Being Dragged Into the Light by Jonathan Cook CounterPunch The scandal surrounding Priti Patel, who was forced to resign as Britains international aid minister last week after secret meetings with Israeli officials during a family...

The post Israel Lobby is Slowly Being Dragged Into the Light appeared first on The Daily Coin.

20:48

NBS, UNICEF say child malnutrition in the north worsens "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Malnutrition among children under age five has worsened nationwide with the highest concerns in northern states.   This is the outcome of the fifth Multiple Indicators Cluster Survey (MICS5), conducted in 2016 and 2017, and released recently by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), UNICEF and other key partners.   According to the breakdown, the infant mortality rate dropped to 70 per 1000 live births from 97 in 2011 while deaths among children under age five have dropped to 120 per 1000 live births from 158 in 2011.   Giving...

The post NBS, UNICEF say child malnutrition in the north worsens appeared first on Newtelegraph.

20:46

Lebanese President: Saudis Detaining Hariri is Act of Aggression "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Beirut (GPA) The Lebanese government is officially accusing the Saudis of illegally detaining Saad Hariri.

Over the last several weeks, many questions have arisen concerning the current status of former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

The mystery surrounding Hariri all started about two weeks ago when the PM took a surprise trip to Riyadh. Once he arrived, following a meeting with high-level Saudi officials, he resigned on Saudi television saying he feared for his life.

From there the story only got more strange with Hariri seemingly disappearing, even leaving his own party in Lebanon unable to speak with him. Following these events, envoys from several western nations visited Hariri and refuse to comment on his current status.

Related: Where Is Saad Hariri? Nobody Knows

Events hit a fever pitch earlier this week once Hariri did finally make a public appearance in Riyadh, speaking to a Lebanese reporter from an outlet owned by the ex-PM. The interview appears extremely strange with Hariris responses seeming unusual, as well as the presence of a man in the background that many speculate could be a Saudi handler tasked with keeping Hariri on message.

These developments have been increasingly disturbing, to say the least, now reaching a point where almost all segments of Lebanese society are questioning Saudi claims that Hariri is free to do as he pleases.

Obviously, the first condemnations of the Hariri resignation and questions about his freedom came from long-time Saudi nemesis, Hezbollah. Leader of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, spoke last week saying Hariris resignation was probably forced and to legally resign, he must do so in Lebanon.

But this time Hezbollah isnt alone in their criticism of Saudi Arabia...

20:45

Animal Control Officer Fumes After Cop Kills His Dog With Shotgun "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

PASSAIC As an animal control officer for Bergen County, John Timmins says he knows what its like to have to capture an aggressive dog. You have to be careful, vigilant and

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20:44

South and North Korean soldiers avoid exchanging fire in tense defector incident at DMZ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

American arrested for trying to cross to North in a separate caper

South and North Korean soldiers avoided shooting at each other in a dangerous incident at the Joint Security Area in Panmunjom on Monday involving a defecting North Korean soldier who was wounded by northern bullets as he was crossing to the South.

The incident took place at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that divides the two adversaries at a time when military tensions are unusually high due to an escalating nuclear crisis with Pyongyang.

South Korean police, in a separate incident, arrested an unidentified American on Monday for attempting to enter a restricted zone in a border area dividing the two nations in an apparent bid to enter North Korea, according to South Koreas Yonhap news agency.

The US man, identified only as a 58-year-old man from Louisiana, reportedly arrived in South Korea last week and is said to have wanted to enter North Korea for political purposes. He was apprehended after being reported by a local villager, according to Yonhap, and is currently being questioned by South Korean police, military and intelligence officials.

Korea JoongAng Daily said the defecting North Korean soldier was wounded at around 3:31 p.m. Monday by fellow North Korean soldiers who were trying to get him to stop. He was reportedly shot in the shoulder and elbow. He collapsed about 50 meters south of the military demarcation line (MDL) in the Joint Security Area and was retrieved by South Korean soldiers.

JoongAng said South Korea soldiers didnt fire back during the incident because the Norths bullets didnt cross over into the South

 

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20:44

British explorer goes missing in New Guinea after trying to make contact with isolated tribe "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A British explorer is missing in the remote jungles of Papua New Guinea after being dropped off by helicopter three weeks ago to try and find the lost tribe of Yaifo - one of the few remaining tribes to have no contact whatsoever with the outside world. Benedict Allen's family have not heard from him since then, and hold grave fears for his safety after the seasoned explorer failed to board his flight out of Port Moresby. He was due to leave the capital on Sunday to fly to Hong Kong to talk at the Royal Geographical Society on Tuesday.

20:44

Desperate Dems Can't Erase Rigged Election, 1886 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

- SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; https://www.SeaShellDiamondGallery.com Good morning, Im still reporting on: Desperate Dems Can't Erase Rigged Election, 1886 Synopsis: Despite the former head of the Democratic National Committee, Donna Brazile, making and documenting the revelation that the 2016 Democrat nomination for president was rigged for Hillary Clinton, her supporters are now floating the claim that it was not rigged. [insert] In other words, the Clintons are still running the show. How can you tell? Because they instinctively have chosen the path of lying and coverup, instead of admitting the truth, cleaning up their act, and then rebuilding honestly. Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; https://www.SeaShellDiamondGallery.com - PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 https://preparewith.com/Bill.Still - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, Call Tom @ 843-729-7837, website: https://www.TopShelfWater.com Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: https://www.youtube.com/user/bstill3 https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BillStill http://billstills.blogspot.in/ https://twitter.com/billstill https://www.facebook.com/TheStillReport https://www.pinterest.com/billstills/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/billstill http://billstills.tumblr.com/ https://billstills.wordpress.com/ https://www.diigo.com/profile/billstill https://www.reddit....

20:41

Actress With DNA Evidence of Her Rape at Golden Globes Mysteriously Fell Off a Cliff and Died "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

hollywoodAfter being brutally raped at the Golden Globe Awards, Hollywood actress Misty Upham went missing and found over a week later, having died from falling off a cliff.

20:38

How to stop Emotet malware from infecting your computer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Emotet banking Trojan has been around since 2014. It continues to evolve, and has even been spotted acting like a distribution method for other banking malware. Latest Emotet surge In September, Emotet staged another big comeback fuelled, in part, by new propagation methods implemented in the newest variants. It can now also spread through networks by brute forcing Active Directory domain accounts with a dictionary attack and by using the EternalBlue exploit / DoublePulsar More

20:37

Islamic State threatens Christmas blood at the Vatican "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

No problem. Pope Francis can just step out of his luxurious apartments, embrace the Islamic State jihadis, kiss their feet, and explain to them that authentic Islam and the proper understanding of the Quran reject every form of violence. Then theyll share a hearty laugh over their former misunderstanding of Islam, and all will be []

20:36

Man Who Spent Nearly 50 Years Behind Bars to Walk Free After Judge Throws Out Conviction "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Louisiana man is scheduled to walk free Wednesday after spending nearly 50 years in prison for the rape and kidnapping of a nurse. A judge threw out the conviction of Wilbert

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20:36

President Trump White House Announcement 3:30pm EST Livestream "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The White House has announced President Trump will be delivering remarks today from the White House at 3:30pm EST following his 12 day visit to Asia.  Media outlets are rushing to prepare for the broadcast. [4 live-streams] Topics: Trade, North Continue reading

20:34

The Fall 2017 Earth First! Newsletter is Out! Free to Read Online or Download "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The post The Fall 2017 Earth First! Newsletter is Out! Free to Read Online or Download appeared first on It's Going Down.

Earth First! News is our quarterly newsletter that comes out between magazines to update you on environmental actions you might have missed. Shorter than our magazine and easier to copy, print, hand out, and table with, this 12-page edition of Earth First! News includes updates and actions from late June through September, 2017, a feature on Camp Makwa resisting the Line 3 pipeline project in Minnesota, updated political prisoner pages, and a directory of eco-action groups throughout the United Snakes.

As always, Earth First! News is free: Help us spread the eco-resistance in your areadistribute widely! And send copies to prisoners who dont have internet access to keep them in the loop.

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20:34

Indigenous Environmental Network and Climate Justice Alliance to Launch Carbon Pricing Report at UN Climate Talks "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While city, state, and national leaders gather at the UN Climate Talks to launch and implement platforms and agendas that promote carbon trading, carbon offsets, and REDD+, the Indigenous Environmental Network and the Climate Justice Alliance take a bold stance to reject and challenge these so-called innovative solutions by releasing the Carbon Pricing Report: A Critical Perspective for Community Resistance.

20:33

W. Virginia Catholic retreat center's ghostly origins "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A brief, true history of West Virginia's Priest Field and "The Legend of the Wizard Clip." While mysticism and Christianity often mingle, it's decidedly not often that religious sites are founded on straight-up ghost stories. That's what makes the pastoral center near Middleway, West Virginia, known as Priest Field, so fascinating. Priest Field, a 38-acre outreach and ecumenical center operated by the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, would not exist in the form it does today were it not for a centuries-old haunted house story known as "The Legend of the Wizard Clip." The origins of the bizarrely named "Wizard Clip" mystery go back to the late 1700s, when Virginia was still being settled, and before West Virginia had become its own state. The story begins with a man named Adam Livingston, a devout Lutheran who moved to the area in the early 1790s. According to The Mystery of the Wizard Clip, a published account from 1949 that is still sold at Priest Field, Livingston arrived there from Pennsylvania, where he had owned a great deal of land. For unknown reasons, his Pennsylvania property had begun experiencing a host of calamities, from his cattle dying off to his barn burning to the ground. Looking for a fresh start, Livingston and his family packed up and moved. But as it turned out, his troubles were only beginning.

20:32

Ex General Robert Kehler says US military can refuse Trump's nuclear strike orders "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

U.S. military officers won't "blindly" follow a hypothetical presidential order to launch a nuclear strike, a retired general told lawmakers Tuesday. "It's important to remember that the United States military doesn't blindly follow orders," C. Robert Kehler, who led the U.S. Strategic Command from 2011 to 2013, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. "A presidential order to employ U.S. nuclear weapons must be legal." Kehler, whose duties at the Nebraska-based Strategic Command rendered him directly responsible for American nuclear forces, appeared as part of a panel of witnesses testifying about the scope and limits of presidential authority over nuclear weapons. The committee convened the hearing over concerns about whether President Trump might order such an attack on North Korea without congressional approval. "We are concerned that the president of the United States is so unstable, is so volatile, has a decision-making process that is so quixotic, that he might order a nuclear weapon strike that is wildly out of step with U.S. national security interests," Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said during the hearing.

20:32

Latest from The Bookseller "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


More than 100 local authorities have yet to deliver business rate relief to local businesses, it has been revealed.
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20:31

Create simple button fades with CSS "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sometimes I just enjoy knowing that things like this can be done. I love that coders and designers keep pushing things, sometimes in a simple way.

Read this on The Loop

20:31

Tolerance as a Prerequisite for Civilization "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

this is not just an American problem. The deplorables are to be found in all populations -- more in some and less in others -- but never absent. In the U.S. Donald Trump is their leader. No doubt he also serves as a symbol of leadership for deplorables worldwide. As such President Trump and his following subvert our future -- luring us in the direction of barbarism.

20:30

FSS Update: Earthquake Recovery Hypothermia Syrian Intervention IDF Readiness Bacteria (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

FSS Update: Earthquake Recovery Hypothermia Syrian Intervention IDF Readiness Bacteria Video Full Spectrum Survival Video Source

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20:30

Prayer and Meditation for Thursday, November 16, 2017 Who is the spotless mirror of the power of God? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Thursday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 494

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Reading 1 WIS 7:22B8:1

In Wisdom is a spirit
intelligent, holy, unique,
Manifold, subtle, agile,
clear, unstained, certain,
Not baneful, loving the good, keen,
unhampered, beneficent, kindly,
Firm, secure, tranquil,
all-powerful, all-seeing,
And pervading all spirits,
though they be intelligent, pure and very subtle.
For Wisdom is mobile beyond all motion,
and she penetrates and pervades all things by reason of her purity.
For she is an aura of the might of God
and a pure effusion of the glory of the Almighty;
therefore nought that is sullied enters into her.
For she is the refulgence of eternal light,
the spotless mirror of the power of God,
the image of his goodness.
And she, who is one, can do all things,
and renews everything while herself perduring;
And passing into holy souls from age to age,
she produces friends of God and prophets.
For there is nought God loves, be it not one who dwells with Wisdom.
For she is fairer than the sun
and surpasses every constellation of the stars.
Compared to light, she takes precedence;
for that, indeed, night supplants,
but wickedness prevails not over Wisdom.Indeed, she reaches from end to end mightily
and governs all things well.

Responsorial Psalm  PS 119:89, 90, 91, 130, 135, 175

R. (89a) Your word is for ever, O Lord.
Your word, O LORD, endures forever;
it is firm as the heavens.
R. Your word is for ever, O Lord.
Through all generations your truth endures;
you have estab...

20:30

Australia votes to allow gays to have mothers in law too "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Great news, marriage equality has come to Australia, now gays can suffer mothers in law along with everyone else: Australians have voted in favour of changing the law to allow same-sex marriage. Australian Statistician David Kalisch announced the results of the ABS postal survey from Canberra, confirming the survey had delivered a Yes result. Of []

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20:30

Dem Rep: If Republicans Dont Kill Tax Reform Bill, Well Kill Them in Elections "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Note how he emphasizes the words kill them. We will remember if they dont help us kill this bill. They better kill this bill or were going to kill them in the next election. HT: NTK

20:30

Why are politicians are so cheap to buy? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

That politicians can be bought by rich people, businesses, and lobbyists is no secret. What is surprising is how cheap they are. Sometimes it seems like all you need to do is give them a vacation or even just an expensive meal with plenty of alcohol to get them to do your bidding. The latest example of this are the charges brought against Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara who seem to be not only cheap to buy but extremely brazen about the fact that they are for sale.

The Australian casino owner James Packer and the Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan probably never imagined they would be running a free drinks delivery service for the Israeli prime minister and his wife.

But when Sara Netanyahu called an assistant of the two men to say the drinks had run out, it was the signal for Packer and Milchan to renew the supplies of champagne, courtesy of their own wallets and a private driver, according to alleged testimony in an investigation into sleaze claims against Benjamin Netanyahu.

The claims, widely reported in the Israeli media on Tuesday, are the latest leaks from a police investigation into the Netanyahus. If true, they would illustrate how brazen the couple were in demanding favours.

According to the reports, first carried by Israels Channel 2 and Channel 10 on Monday night, Hadas Klein, an assistant to both Packer and Milchan, has given evidence describing how the Netanyahus would routinely call demanding cigars, champagne and even that the bill be paid for a building inspector.

While the Israeli prime minister has repeatedly denied the items represented anything more than goodwill between friends, the leak suggests that the Netanyahus always initiated the favours.

The article goes on to list other items demanded by the Netanyahus.

The Netanyahus have already been criticized for living the high life and charging it to the taxpayers. They are true grifters. What keeps their abuses from getting too much coverage in the US and the UK is the Israel lobby that works behind the scenes in both countries to keep the coverage of that country positive. Jonathan Cook says that the recent resignation of a UK Minister Priti Patel over secret meetings with Israeli officials including Netanyahu has shone some light on the workings of the lobby and the power it wields over the Conservative party.

The honorary president of Conservative Friends of Israel, Lord Polak has recruited four-fifths of Conservative....

20:30

The Xerox Alto Struts Its Stuff on Its 40th Birthday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A live demonstration of a restored Xerox Alto shows how much it still influences computers todayand the lessons it has left to share Photo: Douglas Fairbairn/CHM Doug Brotz does a live demonstration on the restored Xerox Alto.

The Xerox Alto, widely recognized as the first modern personal computer, pioneered just about every basic concept we are familiar with in computers today. These include windows, bit-mapped computer displays, the whole idea of WYSIWIG interfaces, the cut/paste/copy tools in word processing programs, and pop-up menus. Most of this vision of the office of the future was first unveiled at a meeting of Xerox executives held on 10 Nov 1977, which was 40 years ago last week.

To celebrate that birthday, the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., brought together some of Parc researchers who worked on the Alto on Friday. They put it through its paces in a series of live demos. These demos used an Alto that had been restored to working order over the past eight months. (Though Doug Brotz, now a fellow at Adobe systems, noted that todays Alto emulator for Mac computers runs some five times as fast as an actual Alto.) The demo event is now available for streaming on Facebook.

The biggest takeaway? Very little has changed in the everyday softwarethe email clients, word processing programs, and circuit design and graphics editing toolsthat we use on our personal computers; the Alto team bestowed upon the machine a host of good ideas that have yet to be bested.

Xerox Alto panel participants Photo: Douglas Fairbairn/CHM From left: John Shoch, Dan Ingalls, Doug Brotz, Bob Sproull, Tom Malloy, Charles Simonyi and David C. Brock.

My kids wouldnt find anything impressive about that evenings demos, said John Shoch, now a general partner at Alloy Ventures. Every feature, he pointed out, would be familiar to them from software today. Shoch was a member of the Xerox Parc research staff, and later served as president of Xeroxs Office Systems Division.

But, it turns out, the Alto had feature or two that got left behind when Steve Jobs and others were grabbing at all of its bits and pieces and turning them into mass market computers. The one that got probably the biggest gaspa wait, I want that reaction from the crowd attending the demos livewas a feature called Replay that was part of the Altos word processing system.

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LEDs Give HP 3457A DDMs LCD Display the Boot "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Have you ever been so frustrated with a digital display that you wanted to rip the whole thing out and create a better one? That is exactly what [xi] did. Replacing their constantly used HP 3457A multimeters LCD display with a brighter LED one was a necessary project and a stress reducing one at that.

While this digital multimeter is well-known for its reliability, its standard display is rather lacking. In fact, there are several mods already out there that simply add a backlight. However, as [xi] notes, LCD screens always have a certain angle where they still dont quite show properly. So this hack reverses the LCDs protocol and details the process of creating new LED display.

The issue of dim displays that comes with traditional digital multimeters is not a new one. One solution to this that we have seen before is a hack where someone decided to add a backlight onto their cheap multimeter. [Ken Kaarvik] got around the dimness altogether by giving his multimeter a wireless remote display of his choosing. It is interesting to see the different solutions that are made to the same nuisan...

20:28

The Roundup with PW "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

The Slave Memoir That Hooked Japan: How a translation of a 19th-century American slave memoir is becoming a bestseller in Japanese bookstores.

Seamus Heaney's Precious Faxes: Fintan OToole, the Nobel laureate's biographer, said he is anxious to record surviving documents before they fade.

Louise Erdrich, Great American Novelist: Erdrich, who publishes her 16th novel this month, has built one of the most impressive bodies of work by any American writer alive.

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20:28

Stupid Patent Data of the Month: the Devil in the Details "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Misunderstanding of Data Leads to a Misunderstanding of Patent Law and Policy

Bad patents shouldnt be used to stifle competition. A process to challenge bad patents when they improperly issue is important to keeping consumer costs down and encouraging new innovation. But according to a recent post on a patent blog, post-grant procedures at the Patent Office regularly get it wrong, and improperly invalidate patents. We took a deep dive into the data being relied upon by patent lobbyists to show that contrary to their arguments, the data they rely on undermines their arguments and conflicts with the claims theyre making.

The Patent Office has several procedures to determine whether an issued patent was improperly granted to a party that does not meet the legal standard for patentability of an invention. The most significant of these processes is called inter partes review, and is essential to reining in overly broad and bogus patents. The process helps prevent patent trolling by providing a target with a low-cost avenue for defense, so it is harder for trolls to extract a nuisance-value settlement simply because litigating is expensive. The process is, for many reasons, disliked by some patent owners. Congress is taking a new look at this process right now as a result of patent owners latest attempts to insulate their patents from review.

An incorrect claim about the inter partes review (IPR) and other procedures like IPR at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has been circulating, and was recently repeated in written comments at a congressional hearing by Philip Johnson, former head of intellectual property at Johnson & Johnson. Josh Malone and Steve Brachmann, writing for a patent blog called IPWatchdog, are the source of this error. In their article, cited in the comments to Congress, they claim that the PTAB is issuing decisions contrary to district courts at a very high rate.

We took a closer look at the data they use, and found that the rate is disagreement is actually quite small: about 7%, not the 76% claimed by Malone and Brachmann....

20:27

The $85,000 desk "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I love some of the things Tina Roth Eisenberg finds on the Web, but I couldnt afford to buy this one.

Read this on The Loop

20:27

COP23: Activists from Puerto Rico to Island Nations Demand Climate Reparations, End to Fossil Fuels "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Democracy Now Story: November 13, 2017   Watch Full Show   At the U.N. climate summit in Bonn, Germany, Democracy Now! was there when thousands of people took to the streets Saturday for a march to demand an end to fossil fuel extraction, and some also called for climate reparations. Transcript This is a []

20:27

David Bossie Blasts Brennans Trump Attack, 1887 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Publishers Lunch "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Today's Meal


Maris Kreizman will leave her position as editorial director of Book of the Month club on November 30 after a little over a year with the company, to give her "full attention back to my own writing."

At William Morrow, Heidi Richter has been promoted to senior publicity director, while Anwesha Basu moves up to publicity director.

In the UK, Charlie Brotherstone has opened his own literary agency, Brotherstone Creative Management. Brotherstone was at Ed Victor Ltd., representing his own clients and running the film/TV, serial and speakers departments, and a number of years at A.M. Heath. Brotherstone Creative Management will sell rights directly in the US "where many clients are based" and will work closely with United Agents on translation, television and dramatic rights.

Rob Dawson has been promoted to managing director of Georgetown Publications.

Spainhas signed on as the "guest of honor" for the Frankfurt Book Fairin...2021. (The Fair...

20:26

Weather Warning: Meteorologists forecast rain- and thunderstorms, winds up to 10B, a Medicane in the Ionian Sea "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Greeces meteorologists are warning of extreme weather phenomena with powerful rain- and thunderstorms, very strong winds but also a Mediterranean Hurricane (Medicane) in the next days. Weather Forecast Nov 15-19 2017 According to National Meteorology Service EMY, analytically, areas affected will be: Nov 15 the Ionian Sea, Epirus, West Sterea, Peloponnese, Thessaly, Central Macedonia. At

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20:25

Subsidizing the Rich, while Making the Poor Poorer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The poorer you are the more screwed you are. And things are getting worse.

20:25

Florida man shot dead suspected to be 4th victim of possible serial killer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A man shot dead at close range as he was on his way to feed the homeless at a church in Tampa Bay is believed to be the fourth victim in a spate of murders that began early last month within days of each other. Ronald Felton, 60, was fatally shot at approximately 5:00am Tuesday in the Seminole Heights neighborhood in Tampa Bay, Florida. Tampa Bay Police say that Felton was crossing the street when the shooter came up from behind and killed him, WFTS reported. The police department's interim chief, Brian Dugan, said authorities think the suspect is still in the neighborhood, and that officers knocked on exactly 1,900 doors. Officers also decided to deploy K-9 units and helicopter searches following the shooting.

20:24

California NAACP calls for investigation of all Glen-affiliated charter schools "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Did you know that Muhammed Fethullah Glen Hocaefendi (pictured), an Imam who exited Turkey and is sequestered in rural Pennsylvania, is operating the second largest affiliated network of charter schools in the United States? (Yes, this is the same Glen that Michael Flynn allegedly was trying to have extradited from the United States) In the past I have blogged about the Glen-affiliated charter schools in the posts Bad Charters, Bad Charters, "Whatcha gonna do when they come for you" and Gulen-affiliated charter schools are bad apples? and Empire of Deceit says charters squandering taxes and violating immigration laws. When I watched the film Killing Ed, I was skeptical, as I am paid to be. So when I was in Houston to give a talk at Rice University, I ran into a former Glen Harmony student and asked a few questions. Q: Was it true that the Glen schools were populated with many teachers from Turkey who had difficulty speaking English A: Yes Q: Was it true that some students didn't actually do their own science projects as alleged in the film Killing Ed. A: Yes

20:23

Modi Degree Case Comes Up for Hearing in HC on Thursday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There are many flaws in Delhi Universitys opposition to revealing information in the Modi degree case, say RTI activists ahead of crucial court hearing.

New Delhi: Even as Delhi Universitys challenge to a CIC order directing it to disclose the names of all students who had graduated with a BA degree in 1978   the year Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also believed to have graduated comes up for hearing in the Delhi high court on Thursday, RTI activists who have been vocal in their opposition to the universitys stand have pointed out how such information is readily made available by all prominent foreign universities. They have also contended that Delhi University had erred in trying to block the disclosure of information which is over 20 years old.

Delhi University had challenged the order passed by central information commissioner M. Sridhar Acharyulu on the premise that it violates the provision pertaining to privacy laid down by section 8(1)(j) of the Right to Information Act and of it being in possession of the information in a fiduciary capacity under section 8(1)(e) of the Act.

In his order of December 21, 2016, Acharyulu had allowed inspection of Delhi Universitys 1978 BA degree records. Hearing the RTI application by one Neeraj, Acharyulu overturned the DU central public information officers (CPIO) decision to deny the information. The university had contended that disclosure of 1978 university records will invade the privacy of students and the information has no relation...

20:23

Discover the #1 Thing Men Want from Their Relationships And its Not Sex! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We have long been told that there is only one thing that men want in life, the one thing that drives their every thought, action, and reaction in life. While women are portrayed as being complex and emotional, everything about the male population is boiled down to one simple aspect of their being their sex drive.

While there is no denying that men are sexual beings, but are they really as disconnected from the experience, looking for nothing more than the physical experience as society tells us? A study carried out by researchers at the Indiana University School of Public Health Bloomington and the Center for Sexual Health Promotion found that this isnt true. In fact, men are far more invested than we have been led to believe!

Source: Great Mind

 

Dr. Debby Herbenick, the lead author of the study, explained: Contrary to some stereotypes, the most appealing behaviors, even for men, are romantic and affectionate behaviors. These included kissing more often during sex, cuddling, saying sweet/romantic things during sex, making the room feel romantic in preparation for sex, and so on.

If both sexes are motivated by the same aspects of attraction and romance, are there any real differences in the way that men and women view sex, or has the divide between the sexes all been made up? We can agree that there is a different feeling towards the concept of sex when we are discussing it with the average male versus the average female (understanding that there are always exceptions to every rule). So, what is the cause of this difference? The true difference between men and women when it comes to sex is the motivating factor

 

As the author Emerson Eggerichs reveals: Women need love. Men need respect. Its as simple and as complicated as that.

 

The one thing that men want more out of every relationship is to feel respected by their partner. Its not to say that women shouldnt show love to their men, or that men arent expected to also respect their partner in the relationship. However, men experience a deep, intense need to be respected that influences many of their thoughts, actions, and desires throughout the course of their lives...

20:21

Joye Braun on the Wakpa Waste Camp and the Fight to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The water protectors camp, called the Wakpa Waste Camp, continues to stand in protection of water that threatens the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe including continuing to stand against the Dakota Access pipeline, and against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. If built, the Keystone XL pipeline would would carry Tar Sands crude from Alberta and come within less than 1-mile of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribes boundaries. Last Real Indians editor Matt Remle recently spoke with veteran water protector Joye Braun about the Wakpa Waste camp and fight against the Keystone XL pipeline. For those who are unaware of the water protectors camp at Cheyenne River tell us more about the camp.

20:21

Russia Meddling? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


May and Johnson reveal embarrassing split over alleged Russia meddling [TWEETS]

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20:21

Corrupt Governments "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


12 words from a Labour MP just blew the Paradise Papers wide open

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20:20

Sweden Under Pressure to Adopt Islamic National Flag "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Islamic style flag

A social media campaign is pressuring Sweden to adopt a Turkish-style flag due to Islams rapid growth in the country.

petition asking Swedens prime minister to do away with the current, offensive flag is nearing its signature goal as the campaigns hashtag #ForBetterSweden continues to trend on Twitter.

The Swedish flag is a constant reminder of our dark and oppressive past, the petition reads. Refugees and migrants are forced to live under its Christian Cross; a symbol of the Crusades and the slaughter of millions of innocent Islamic lives in Swedens past that makes them feel unwelcome and unsafe.

Sweden should be a safe space for everyone.

Some have alleged the campaign is a troll job by 4Chan, but Sweden is so cucked that the country might actually go along with it anyway.

For one thing, a Swedish bishop has already proposed removing Christian crosses from churches to appease Muslims and had even offered to transform church space into Muslim prayer rooms.

Ironically, the bishop, Eva Brunne, is a lesbian, meaning shed be executed if she visited a more radical Muslim country.

A Turkish-style flag would be a fitting tribute to Swedens takeover by Muslim migrants; the star and crescent of the flag is a symbol of the Ottoman Empire, which conquered vast swaths of Christian Europe during the 15th and 16th centuries.

Swedens former culture is disappearing fast; for one thing, Swedish social services are allowing former ISIS fighter to return to the country and raise families all while Swedish officials harass parents who homeschool their children.

And perhaps more shocking, a Swedish government....

20:20

UCLA Basketball Players Arrested For Shoplifting in China Thank POTUS Trump For Securing Release (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

UCLA basketball players LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley were arrested for shoplighting sunglasses during a trip to Shanghai for a game against Georgia Tech. President Trump tweeted Wednesday that the players were facing 10 years in prison, despite earlier reports that they would serve 20 days under house arrest. 

Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump? They were headed for 10 years in jail!, tweeted the President.

At a press conference Wednesday, Cody Riley thanked President Trump for securing his release.

To President Trump and the United States government, thank you for taking the time to intervene on our behalf, UCLA basketball player Cody Riley said.

LiAngelo Ball also thanked President Trump.

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20:20

I am deeply embarrassed by the behavior of my alma mater, Stanford, regarding its treatment of Robert Spencer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Stanford alumnus takes issue with his alma maters fascist suppression of dissenting views. Die Luft der Freiheit wird erstickt indeed. Stanford and the Wind of Freedom, by Mateen Elass, November 15, 2017: I am deeply embarrassed by the recent behavior of my alma mater, Stanford University, regarding its recent treatment of Robert Spencer, who spoke []

20:20

THE ALT-RIGHT'S TROLL CANDIDATE FOR ELIZABETH WARREN'S SEAT WON'T LOSE IN THE PRIMARIES "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A new poll from Boston's WBUR suggests that Elizabeth Warren is in excellent shape as she approaches the 2018 midterms.

Warren is viewed favorably by 55 percent of Massachusetts voters, according to the survey, and the Democrat has advantages of at least 23 percentage points when faced off individually against her four declared challengers....
And she certainly seems to have the right message.
Most voters polled said a candidate who made addressing the cost of health care a major priority would make them much more likely to back the candidate, while 42 percent of voters said a candidate in favor of repealing the Affordable Care Act would make them much less likely to get their support.

Nearly half of survey respondents -- 48 percent also said that if a Senate candidate made standing up to President Trump a major priority, it would make them much more likely to back the candidate.

Just 27 percent of Massachusetts voters view the Republican president favorably, compared with 66 percent who have an unfavorable view of him.
She's doing a lot better than she was right around Inauguration Day, when only 44% of respondents in a WBUR poll thought she deserved reelection, while 46% believed that Massachusetts should "give someone else a chance."

So how's she doing against potential challengers?
In hypothetical match-ups, Warren leads Geoff Diehl, 58 percent to 32 percent; Shiva Ayyadurai, 58-27; Beth Lindstrom, 56-33; and John Kingston, 57-33.
But that comes with an asterisk:
(When the survey went into the field, Ayyadurai was running in the Republican primary, with the other three candidates; he now plans to run as an independent.)
That means that Ayyadurai -- a troll who pals around with the alt-right -- will be in the race all the way to November. I told you about this guy a few months ago. He was born in India and has said, "I think only a real Indian can defeat a fake Indian." A real class act, Ayyadurai sent Warren a DNA kit for her birthday.

Ayyadurai also claims he invented email, and dismisses those who say email existed a decade before he says he invented it, even if th...

20:19

NY Times Reporter Asks Twitter What It Will do About Videos of Joe Biden Sexually Assaulting Girls "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

New York Times reporter Nicole Perlroth asked Twitter what the site intends to do about reports being tweeted based on C-SPAN videos that former Vice President Biden is a serial child molester.

Then-Vice President Joe Biden gropes the breast of a girl child relative of Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) at a ceremonial swearing-in at the Capitol, January 6, 2015.

Perlroth posted several tweets about the matter starting Tuesday in response to a Twitter thread by Richard Armande Mills.

Mills posted a thread on Monday starting with, Its time to talk about former Vice President Joe Biden, the open sexual predator. A thread/moment, and proceeded to post several C-SPAN video clips of Biden fondling girls.

The Gateway Pundit found those videos independently of Mills and reported on some of the more egregious Biden sex assaults on children in two articles. However Mills deserves the credit for getting people to focus this week on Bidens behavior.

Video: Joe Biden Fondles Little Girls Breasts; Uses Bible to Entice Girl at Senate Ceremony

And

Video: Joe Biden Repeatedly Grinds His Crotch on 6-Year-Old Daughter of Kelly Ayotte at 2011 Senate Ceremony

Perlroth wrote, In the past 24 hours, a new alt-right fake news meme had emerged of Biden as predator. How will @twitter handle? Followed with, The fake news Biden meme is being propagated by Twitter accounts like @kchenette tweeting/retweeting pro-Russian propaganda (like false Magnitsky conspiracy theories). And concluded with, I watched a dozen videos of the Vice Pre...

20:18

Tesla Sued Over Alleged Racism; Deliveries Pushed Back; Semi Truck to be Unveiled "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tesla has been sued by an employee for alleged racist harassment and termination for complaining:

Tesla Inc.'s production floor is a "hotbed for racist behavior," an African-American employee claimed in a lawsuit in which he alleged black workers at the electric carmaker suffer severe and pervasive harassment. The employee says he's one of more than 100 African-American Tesla workers affected and is seeking permission from a judge to sue on behalf of the group. He's seeking unspecified general and punitive monetary damages as well as an order for Tesla to implement policies to prevent and correct harassment.

[...] The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Marcus Vaughn, who worked in the Fremont factory from April 23 to Oct. 31. Vaughn alleged that employees and supervisors regularly used the "N word" around him and other black colleagues. Vaughn said he complained in writing to human resources and Musk and was terminated in late October for "not having a positive attitude."

Although customers who have reserved a Tesla Model 3 (at a cost of $1000) have seen their delivery dates pushed back, they apparently remain loyal to the company:

Even as the company led by Elon Musk struggles with manufacturing bottlenecks and pushes back production targets by at least a quarter, many reservation holders aren't budging. Bloomberg News contacted 20 consumers who paid deposits for the Model 3 and none had canceled their orders. Regardless of the concerns raised by slower output and an uncertain future for U.S. electric-car tax credits, Nomura analyst Romit Shah predicts the affinity for Tesla Inc. products will prevail. "We believe there is a real passion for the brand," Shah wrote in a report to clients that reiterated a $500 price target for Tesla shares, the highest on Wall Street. "It is bigger than loyalty because much of the enthusiasm comes from people who have never owned a Tesla. The only comparable we see is the iPhone."

Finally, Elon Musk says that the Tesla Semi Truck will be unveiled during a live webcast at 8 PM...

20:17

Sugar Cane Extract Superior To Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

Sugar Cane Extract Superior To Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs? | sugarcane1 | Natural Medicine Special Interests

There is a little known natural extract of plant waxes known as policosanol, extractable from sugar cane, yams, and beeswax, which has been giving some of the more profitable drugs on the market a biomedical beating since it was first investigated in clinical trials by the Cubans in the 1990s.

Not only has it been shown superior to aspirin for treating conditions linked with peripheral artery disease (intermittent claudication), but it has put the $29 billion dollar a year statin drug category to shame.  At $5 for a month supply, you can understand why you havent heard it advertised on television or promoted through a conventional physicians increasingly drug dispensary-like office.

And here is the kicker: while aspirin has been linked to 50 serious, if not life-threatening side effects,[i] and statin drugs to well over 300,[ii] policosanol was evaluated for safety in animal toxicity studies and was found to have no negative effects on carcinogenesis, reproduction, growth, and development at 1500 times normal human doses (on the basis of body weight).[iii] With such a low cost, and high margin of safety, it is unconscionable that more are not being made aware of it as an alternative to pharmaceuticals for lipid modulation.

It should be said before we continue, that while we do not subscribe to the intellectually bankrupt and vastly over-simplified cholesterol hypothesis of heart disease, if a patient feels compelled to lower cholesterol, or is pressured to do i...

20:17

Synthesis of Xi Jin Pings Win-Win BRI : Waxing Global Destiny "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Anne Teoh for the Saker blog From the depths of despair, one can climb out to see blue sky and fields of flowers, hear birdsongs and the rivers flowing,

20:16

One of the Funniest Shows in Modern Capitalism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

One of the Funniest Shows in Modern Capitalism
by Bill Bonner

"On Monday, Caracas rolled out the red carpet - literally. In one of the funniest shows in modern capitalism, bondholders were invited to a special meeting in the Venezuelan capital. A few turned up. They wanted to know what to expect. The country is going broke - fast. Oil output is at a 28-year lowcash is disappearingchaos is spreading. When would Venezuela default on its bonds? The meeting lasted 30 minutes. No questions were allowed. And then, less than 24 hours later, investors got their answer: today!

Rendezvous with glory: Hold on Were back in good ol Baltimore. Theres nothing quite like it. Thank God. Every place has its own character, its own style, and its own life...

20:16

Slaughterbots: AI scientists say ban on killer robots urgently needed "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The movie portrays a brutal future. A military firm unveils a tiny drone that hunts and kills with ruthless efficiency. But when the technology falls into the wrong hands, no one is safe. Politicians are cut down in broad daylight. The machines descend on a lecture hall and spot activists, who are swiftly dispatched with an explosive to the head. The short, disturbing film is the latest attempt by campaigners and concerned scientists to highlight the dangers of developing autonomous weapons that can find, track and fire on targets without human supervision. They warn that a preemptive ban on the technology is urgently needed to prevent terrible new weapons of mass destruction. Stuart Russell, a leading AI scientist at the University of California in Berkeley, and others will show the film on Monday during an event at the United Nations Convention on Conventional Weapons hosted by the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots. The manufacture and use of autonomous weapons, such as drones, tanks and automated machine guns, would be devastating for human security and freedom, and the window to halt their development is closing fast, Russell warned.

20:15

Nationalized Slavery: The Fugitive Slave Law "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By: Chris Calton
Historical Controversies Podcast: Season 2

In this episode, Chris Calton looks at the horrors of fugitive slave laws, the ways government incentivized the kidnapping of free blacks, and the rise of private defense groups to fight off slavers.



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Luther Stranges Campaign Tried and Tried and Tried Yet FAILED to Confirm Moore Allegations "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Washington Post slammed Judge Roy Moore with what appears to be a dirty political hit piece accusing him of sexually assaulting teenage girls in an effort to derail his run for the Alabama Senate seat.

Moore supporters immediately became suspicious of these accusation because of the timing. Gloria Allred also paraded out the victims in theatrical press conferences further discrediting the accusers.

How is it that Judge Roy Moore, a man who has spent decades in public service has never been hit with these accusations?

Luther Stranges campaign spent millions of dollars to defeat Moore. Why didnt they hit Moore with these allegations a few months ago? It turns out Luther Stranges campaign tried and tried and tried to confirm the Moore allegations yet backed down when they couldnt get any solid information.

The Washington Examiner reported:

About six or seven months ago, Sen. Luther Stranges campaign heard that Roy Moore liked to chase women around the courthouse, according to two Alabama Republican sources.

We did a lot of research. We tried and tried and tried, one source said. I think if we were able to find the names out, we probably would have passed it along to a reporter to track down We just werent able.

The second source said the campaign was never able to get any solid information or leads or corroboration. Just like many people in Alabama, we heard a rumor.

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Indeed, when rivals heard that Moore may have committed misconduct, they sought to rattle loose public records, such as bar complaints and court records regarding Moores wife Kayla. The efforts did not yield corroboration.

There are many holes in WaPos hit piece. One of the accusers stepson even said his stepmom is lying. OUCH!

TGPs Josh Caplan reported, Darrel Nelson, the stepson of Judge Roy Moore accuser Beverly Young Nelson says the allegations are all lies. Nelson says he is baffled by the timing of the sexual advancement claims and voices his staunch support for the Alabama GOP Senate candidate.

Also......

20:13

*Can It Happen Here?: Authoritarianism in America* "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Acclaimed legal scholar, Harvard Professor, and New York Times bestselling author Cass R. Sunstein brings together a compelling collection of essays by our nations brightest minds across the political spectrumincluding Eric Posner, Tyler Cowen, Noah Feldman, Jack Goldsmith, and Martha Minowwho ponder the question: Can authoritarianism take hold here?

With the election of Donald J. Trump, many people on both the left and right feared that Americas 240-year-old grand experiment in democracy was coming to an end, and that Sinclair Lewis satirical novel, It Cant Happen Here, written during the dark days of the 1930s, could finally be coming true.

Is the democratic freedom that the United States symbolizes really secure? Can authoritarianism happen in America? Sunstein queried a number of the nations leading thinkers. In Can It Happen Here? he gathers together their diverse perspectives on these timely questions and more.

In this thought-provoking collection of essays, these distinguished thinkers and theorists explore the lessons of history, how democracies crumble, how propaganda works, and the role of the media, courts, elections, and fake news in the modern political landscapeand what the future of the United States may hold.

Due out in March, pre-order here.  The book also has Jon Elster, Timur Kuran, and Jonathan Haidt, dare I call it self-recommending?

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20:13

ONE TIME CLUB-MATE BLOWOUT SALE WHILE SUPPLY LASTS "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Here's the deal. We have a few cases of Club-Mate that have a "best buy" date of November 23rd. We can say from experience that the quality does not magically decline after that date (we've had bottles well over a year past the "best buy" date and haven't noticed a difference) but we cannot sell them after then. We want the space so we're slashing the price effective immediately. We're offering 18-packs for just $20 plus shipping. That's just over $1 a bottle, cheaper than it's ever been anywhere! But again, we don't have a lot so we expect it to run out. And even if it doesn't, we can't sell it after next week. Follow this link to take advantage of this - and don't expect this to happen again anytime soon. (We will also be out of stock until early 2018 - we are expecting some Winter Edition in January, however.)

20:10

Mainstream Media Now Advancing Gun Confiscation Agenda To Stop Mass Shootings "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mainstream Media Now Advancing Gun Confiscation Agenda To Stop Mass Shootings by Tim Brown Freedom Outpost It was several years ago, during the usurpers time in the White House, that I reported on where the abundance of gun violence...

The post Mainstream Media Now Advancing Gun Confiscation Agenda To Stop Mass Shootings appeared first on The Daily Coin.

20:10

Is Ted Cruz Texan Enough for Texas Republicans? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hey, do yall remember James Robison? No? Well, then let me have Mike Huckabee reintroduce him to you.

Despite Huckabees inclination toward a forgiving Christianity, Robisons passion drew him in. He dropped out of seminary after one year to take a job as Robisons director of communications.

The way the Moral Majority movement was actually started was there was a rally that James Robison did in 1979 that I helped cordinate, Huckabee said. It was all because of the local television station in Dallas throwing him off the air, because, in a sermon that he preached on television, Robison said homosexuality is a sin. Think: 1979, it wasnt really an outrageous statement. Anyway, they got some complaints and they told him he couldnt be on television. Well, Texas? Are you kidding me? More than ten thousand Christians came to a Freedom Rally at the Reunion Arena, in Dallas, to protest Robisons expulsion. There was this amazing energy coming up from these evangelical Christians, Huckabee said. I remember almost being frightened by it. If someone had gotten to the microphone and said, Lets go four blocks from here and take Channel 8 apart, that audience wouldve taken the last brick off the building.

Did that refresh your recollection?

Good.

It looks like James Robison isnt thrilled with Senator Ted Cruzs performance in office because the vice president and executive producer of Robisons television program Life Today is going to challenge Cruz in a primary.

Christian television executive Bruce Jacobson, who has discussed the possibility of taking on the Texas Republican in a primary, has a now live campaign website, brucefortexas.com, and Twitter handle, @brucefortexas

[Jacobson] worked in the U.S. Department of Transportation under President Ronald Reagan, and served as a deputy regional representative for the Department of Labor under President George H. W. Bush. He also served as a director of a Regional Emergency Management Team during the Bush administration.

I have a couple of other interesting tidbits to note.

A Fort Worth-based super PAC has been raising money to help a potential Jacobson campaign. The group, Texans for Texas, has raised about $25,000. It has p...

Where I Agree With Mo Brooks "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In a way, I sympathize with Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama. I understand how incredibly valuable it is to have a seat in the U.S. Senate, and I wouldnt want to concede one to the Republicans, especially in a dark blue state. The issue is amplified by the fact that the Republicans currently enjoy a narrow 52-48 majority, and we should keep in mind also that John McCain is very ill and that Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi has missed time recently because of poor health. The Republicans want to pass a tax bill through the Senate that is dependent on them having fifty seats, at a minimum, and losing the Alabama seat would get them down to a very uneasy fifty-one. Besides these factors, though, I can understand where Brooks is coming from when he says this:

America faces huge challenges that are vastly more important than contested sexual allegations from four decades ago, Brooks said in a text message to AL.com. Who will vote in Americas best interests on Supreme Court justices, deficit and debt, economic growth, border security, national defense, and the like? Socialist Democrat Doug Jones will vote wrong. Roy Moore will vote right. Hence, I will vote for Roy Moore.

I could say all the same things about Sen. Bob Menendez who is currently on trial in New Jersey for corruption. He may well get off, or at least get a mistrial based on a hung jury, but if he were to be convicted and forced to resign from the Senate, Im sure the person Gov. Chris Christie chose to replace him would vote wrong from my perspective on a whole lot more things than Menendez would.

Personally, though, Id prefer to see Menendez convicted because I think what hes done is every bit as wrong as what Virginia governor Bob McDonnell did, and I think the Supreme Court was wrong to overturn McDonnells conviction. Still, Im impure or partisan enough to hope that, were Menendez found guilty, it would be incoming Democratic governor Phil Murphy who would appoint a replacement for Menendez. I definitely understand the sentiment in favor of finding some way to save the Alabama seat for the Republicans.

Where I differ with Mo Brooks is, first, that I want Menendez held accountable for his actions and Im upset that the Supreme Courts leniency in the McDonnell case might prevent that from happening. In other words, my sense of right or wrong isnt compromised by any sense that I need to be a team player.

Secondly, while I might want to avoid the worst consequences o...

WikiLeaks Looks Like a Russian Front Organization "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On December 16th, Julian Assange or one of his assistants reached out to Donald Trump Jr. by direct message on Twitter and asked him to make a request of his father, who was then the president-elect. They knew that Australia wouldnt go along with it, but could Trump Sr. please suggest that Assange be appointed as the ambassador to the United States? This would send a message to Sweden, Australia and the U.K. to back off their legal cases.

As far as I can tell, this is the only communication WikiLeaks had with Donald Trump Jr. that didnt directly promote Russias interests.

Lets look at the first communication made via Twitter:

Just before the stroke of midnight on September 20, 2016, at the height of last years presidential election, the WikiLeaks Twitter account sent a private direct message to Donald Trump Jr., the Republican nominees oldest son and campaign surrogate. A PAC run anti-Trump site putintrump.org is about to launch, WikiLeaks wrote. The PAC is a recycled pro-Iraq war PAC. We have guessed the password. It is putintrump. See About for who is behind it. Any comments?

There are a host of issues raised by this communication, including legal questions about what laws may have been broken and by whom. But what stands out to me is that WikiLeaks was interested in something that linked Trump to Putin in a negative way. This was the subject that motivated them to make contact, and Donald Trump Jr. was the one who they thought would be the best person to arm with a stolen password.

The next communication came about a month later during the endgame of the campaign. In one sense, WikiLeaks was trolling for a scoop. They wanted to help neutralize a potential October Surprise by getting their hands on Trumps tax returns themselves before they could be released by an unfriendly source. But, on closer inspection, they primarily wanted the tax returns because it would rectify their reputation for pro-Trump bias and give more weight to the DNC and Podesta-hacked leaks they had been publishing on a rolling basis. Since Russia had procured the emails, this was clearly in Russias interest.

Hey Don. We have an unusual idea, WikiLeaks wrote on October 21, 2016. Leak us one or more of your fathers tax returns. WikiLeaks then laid out three reasons why this would benefit both the Trumps and WikiLeaks. One, The New York Times had already published a fragment of Trumps tax return.......

What Kind of Economic Populism Is This? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Theres a lot for Democrats not to like about President Trumps nominee to be the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Chief among then, I suppose, is that Alex Azar clerked for Antonin Scalia and served on Kenneth Starrs investigative team. But I also wonder how much Trumps own supporters should like this pick.

After all, Mr. Azar was until recently the president of Lilly USA, the biggest affiliate of Eli Lilly, a giant pharmaceutical corporation. And I dont recall candidate Trump telling his adoring hordes that the answer to our health care woes is to put Big Pharma in charge.

This is something Ive noticed quite a lot with Trump. Theres a basic disconnect between his rhetoric and his promises on the one hand, and the kind of people hes put in charge of key areas of our economy. It seems like a transparent fraud, and while it might not be met by immediate resistance from his base, theres no sense that hes actually working toward building a new kind of politics or a new kind of Republican Party based on concrete economic populism.

Everything seems restricted to grievance and prejudice, and that doesnt strike me as something that is going to win enduring allegiance, especially if there is an effort to transfer it to new candidates.

Its not quite that there cant be Trumpism without Trumpas people have been debating in recent daysits more that Trumpism doesnt actually exist.

Maybe Trump likes Mr. Azar because hes been an outspoken opponent of Obamacare, or maybe he chose him because he knew the Washington Post would call him a pragmatic pick since he is at least qualified and acceptable to Senate Republicans. But it isnt the kind of pick you make if youre serious about taking the side of your working class base against the rapacious pharmaceutical industry.

It shows how fake Trumps populism really is, and in this sense its no different than his picks of Steve Mnuchin and Gary Cohn to head up his economic team.

Discuss

20:09

Google defending access to lawful information "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is specifically for Google Europe, but its a very interesting read on how they are trying to follow the law and strike the right balance.

Read this on The Loop

20:09

What Type of Empath Are You? Choose a Picture to Discover Your True Empathic Self "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Empathy is about standing in someone elses shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes. Not only is empathy hard to outsource and automate, but it makes the world a better place. Daniel H. Pink

 

The gift of empathy is one that can be incredibly difficult to understand and manage early on, however, once an empath has learned to embrace and utilize their gift for good, it is highly empowering, enabling you to connect with others on an incredibly deep and personal level. Empaths are able to truly absorb and feel the feelings and emotions of those around them, providing them with a unique insight into their strengths and weaknesses, celebrations and struggles.

Often confused with simply being highly sensitive, the experience of an empath takes sensitivity to an entirely new level. They not only understand and feel the emotions of those that they connect with, but they internalize the energies of those around them. These energies can manifest themselves in a number of different ways including emotional feelings or physical sensations within the body. Empaths may also possess an incredible sense of intuition.

Much like the fact that there are different types of people, each with their own personalities, strengths, and weaknesses, there are also a number of different types of empath. To help you to better understand your own empathic abilities we would like to share this simple picture quiz with you.

 

Choose One Picture and Read on to Discover What It Reveals About You:

Source: Zen Magazine

 

If You Chose #1 Emotional Empath

The most common and most widely accepted type of empath and emotional empath is known for their ability to...

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20:07

Same sex marriage supported in Australia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Same sex Australian couples may not have to come to New Zealand to get married soon after a referendum that strongly supported same sex marriage looks set to push change there. Nearly 62 percent of Australians voted in favour of allowing same-sex marriage. The people of Australia have spoken and I intend to make their wish []

20:05

Elephant Calves Give The Sweetest Goodbye To Their Sick Mother "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nalakite was everything to her three calves. Not only had the elephant matriarch given birth to them, but shed raised them and guided them through life. So when Nalakite became terminally ill, her children were understandably distressed.

This past September, rangers spotted Nalakite and her three calves a 12-year-old male, an 8-year-old male and a 2-year-old female known as Nalakite Mdogo or Little Nalakite roaming around the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.

Credit: Elephant Aware Masai Mara

But something was wrong with Nalakite shed lost an alarming amount of weight, and she had a circular wound on her left side.

The rangers, who work for Elephant Aware Masai Mara, an organization that monitors and protects elephants in the region, alerted the rest of the team about Nalakites condition. A rescue crew, including several veterinarians, hurried to help.

Someone had probably hit Nalakite with a spear perhaps a villager trying to chase her away from their crops. But no one will ever know the full story.

Credit: Elephant Aware Masai Mara

We dont know who speared her, Joyce Poole, an elephant behavior expert and co-director of ElephantVoices, told The Dodo. Unfortunately there is a lot of human-elephant conflict in the Mara. Spear wounds and arrow wounds are rather common.

Nalakite had gotten a nasty infection from the spear wound, according to Poole. If the vet team didnt treat her, Nalakite would die. At the same time, treating her was also risky. They worried about Nalakite not being able to get back up after being sedated.

Once down, it is difficult to get an elephant up if it does n...

20:05

Southern Arizona treated to beautiful halo around the sun "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Some very observant KVOA viewers captured atmospheric awesomeness on Sunday. Every so often, Southern Arizona is treated to a huge ring surrounding the sun or moon. So what causes it? Let's explore the world of optics. (I promise to keep it simple.)

20:04

Apple to help India develop anti-spam app "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Apple Inc has agreed to give limited help to the Indian government to develop an anti-spam mobile application for its iOS platform, after refusing to do so based on privacy concerns, according to sources and documents seen by Reuters.

Apple didnt want the government to have its customers call and text logs. Apparently the app they are helping to develop will have limited capabilities.

Read this on The Loop

20:02

Synthetic T Cells Seek and Destroy Cancer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

T Cells are a major component of the formidable immune system that the body keeps at the ready to respond to the first sign of infection or disease. T cells detect if cells have been infected with a virus; upon detection, they trigger these cells ablation and destroy the virus.

Unfortunately, the T cells do not detect cancer cells, as these cells use various tricks to fool the immune system into believing that they are normal healthy cells. Thus, they hide in plain sight, and the T cells cannot seek and destroy them. A new study has found a possible solution to this problem.

20:00

The new Education Minister continues to operate in a state of serious confusion "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Chris Hipkins is trying to head off Phil Twyford as Muppet of the Year. He is now telling schools that they can still use something that will no longer exist. Schools who still want to use National Standards to report a childs progress to parents can continue to do so despite the Government saying []

The post The new Education Minister continues to operate in a state of serious confusion appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:00

Coals Last Stand "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nothing Trump Does Can Save Coal Dont blame liberals and regulations; blame capitalism and technology. Bloomberg, November 15, 2017     On the campaign trail and in the White House, Donald Trump has warmly embraced coal. He has rolled back regulations on its use and eliminated some federal subsidies for alternative energies like solar and

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20:00

PAPER: What Hillary Clinton Knew About African Slave Auctions & Genocidal Death Squads "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From the Uranium One scandal to rigging the Democrat primary race in 2016, Hillary Clinton is up to her ears in corruption. Underneath the surface is a little known scandal about what Clinton knew concerning Libyas thriving slave trade and genocidal death squads.

Zerohedge reports:

A new CNN investigation has uncovered a network of slave markets operating in warehouses in various cities across Libya six years after NATO-led intervention in the country toppled the government of Muammar Gaddafi in support of US and UK backed rebels. And not only did CNN confirm the presence of slave auctions where human beings are being sold for as little as $400 in liberated Libyabut CNNs crew was actually able to film a live auction in progress, while also gathering the testimonies of multiple victims.

Though CNNs footage and accompanying report is shocking, such practices have been quietly documented for years, and clear warnings were issued starting in early 2011 that Libyas black as well as migrant population would be the first to fall victim at the hands of the Islamist Libyan rebels that NATOs war empowered. From the outset critics of Western intervention in Libya loudly sounded the alarm of a genocide against black Libyans in progress committed by the very rebels the US, UK, France, and Gulf allies were arming  a fact so well-known that then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was personally briefed and warned on the matter.

[]

One of the few international correspondents to actually report the truth in...

20:00

The disastrous fallout of campus postmodernism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The roots of the current campus madness In a 1946 essay in the London Tribune entitled "In Front of Your Nose," George Orwell noted that: "[...]we are all capable of believing things which we know to be untrue, and then, when we are finally proved wrong, impudently twisting the facts so as to show that we were right. Intellectually, it is possible to carry on this process for an indefinite time: the only check on it is that sooner or later a false belief bumps up against solid reality, usually on a battlefield." The intellectual battlefields today are on college campuses, where students' deep convictions about race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation and their social justice antipathy toward capitalism, imperialism, racism, white privilege, misogyny and "cissexist heteropatriarchy" have bumped up against the reality of contradictory facts and opposing views, leading to campus chaos and even violence. Students at the University of California, Berkeley, and outside agitators, for example, rioted at the mere mention that conservative firebrands Milo Yiannopoulos and Ann Coulter had been invited to speak (in the end, they never did). Demonstrators at Middlebury College physically attacked libertarian author Charles Murray and his liberal host, professor Allison Stanger, pulling her hair, twisting her neck and sending her to the ER.**

20:00

Reducing malaria in Solomon Islands: lessons for effective aid "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The burden of malaria in Solomon Islands remains among the highest of all countries outside of sub-Saharan Africa. But significant improvements in malaria control have been made over the last 25 years. From a peak of nearly 450 new cases per 1,000 population in 1993, by 2016 annual national malaria incidence had dropped to 81 (Figure 1).

Figure 1: National annual parasite incidence (API), 1969-2016

Data sources: 1969-1991: Over et al, 2004; 1992-2016: Ministry of Health and Medical Services, 2017

Solomon Islands is also one of the worlds most aid-dependent nations, and assistance from international donors has been particularly visible in the health sector. Foreign aid for malaria was especially prominent starting from 2003, when the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria first invested in Solomon Islands, and rose again after 2007 when AusAIDs Pacific Malaria Initiative was launched, as shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2: Estimates of Solomon Islands Government (SIG) and donor contributions to malaria, 20032016 (US$ current)

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20:00

Subliminal Pokmon Weirdness (My review of Pokmon: I Choose You!) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I rarely go to the movies, but somehow I ended up going to see a new Pokmon movie that I was unaware even existed, Pokmon: I Choose You! The movie had very... The post Subliminal Pokmon Weirdness (My review of Pokmon: I Choose You!) appeared first on disinformation.

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20:00

November 15: Daily Contrarian Reads "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It May Look Like 1995, But Its Far More Like 1999 The market is not the economy, and the economy is not the market (whenever I type that phrase out it comes into my head in Joe Calhouns voice), but fundamental analysis does matter for each of these markets. The probability that things work out like 1994/95 are slim given []

20:00

Womens rugby league's power for change in PNG "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

MARGIE McDONALD | NRL.com

Cathy Neap
Cathy Neap - rugby league is helping redefine PNG women

SYDNEY - No one needs to tell Papua New Guinea captain Cathy Neap about the power of the Women's Rugby League World Cup.

And it's not about growing the game, as league is already PNG's national pastime.

The fact is that women are now playing at the highest level has helped the country's female population overcome one of the nation's worst-kept secrets: an alarmingly high rate of domestic violence.

Cathy Neap plays in the back row for the Orchids and is proud to captain PNG at their first World Cup appearance. She says she owes rugby league another debt of gratitude.

"Definitely this game is working for us, for the women. We are gaining respect from the men in my country," she told NRL.com.

"Just last weekend before the Kumuls' last Test at home against the USA, we were presented to the crowd. We walked out onto the field and waved to the people in the stands.

"The feeling from the crowd was unbelievable. They actually gave us great respect. Normally women would not get that respect from the crowd. That wouldn't have happened a year or two ago.

"That's a massive change, a massive shift in the mindset of our men."

It had to improve as some estimates have as many as 70% of PNG women experiencing physical or sexual assault in their lifetime.

One Australian Federal Police officer, Detective Seargent Michelle Harris, who was on loan to PNG local police to help deal with the issue, told ABC News in February 2015 she had been shocked at the level of domestic violence in the country.

"I'd describe the level of violence here as pandemic, equalling something in a war zone," she said.

Neap has witnessed the supportive messages coming from within league.

Two local women's teams played a curtain-raiser to the September 2015 Prime Minister's XVII match between Australia and PNG in Port Moresby.

The Australian players had the words "Strong Men R...

19:59

Black mark for breaching medal protocols "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

New Minister of Defence Ron Mark is seeking advice after it has been claimed he is breaching military medal wearing protocols. NZH:  Medals off Mark for new defence minister says he will seek advice after questions raised New defence minister Ron Mark has been wearing military medals in a way which puts his foreign []

19:59

Cards Against Humanity Buys Portion of Border Wall to Halt Trump "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By  Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

The makers of the popular game Cards Against Humanity are no fans of Trump. This was confirmed once again when the company announced on its website and Twitter page that it has purchased a piece of land on the U.S.-Mexico border. The reason? To stop US President Donald Trump from building his proposed wall. According to KDVR, the company has already consulted with a law firm which specializes in eminent domain.

The makers of the popular game Cards Against Humanity are no fans of Trump. This was confirmed once again when the company announced on its website and Twitter page that it has purchased a piece of land on the U.S.-Mexico border. The reason? To stop US President Donald Trump from building his proposed wall. According to KDVR, the company has already consulted with a law firm which specializes in eminent domain.

19:58

West's proxy war in Yemen: Germany sells half a billion euros' worth of weapons to Egypt and Saudi Arabia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's administration has been criticized for massively increasing arms sales to Middle East dictatorships Saudi Arabia and Egypt. One opposition lawmaker branded the trade "reprehensible." The German government approved nearly 450 million ($526 million) worth of weapons exports to Saudi Arabia and Egypt in the third quarter of 2017, more than five times the 86 million it sold in the same quarter of last year. The German Economy Ministry disclosed the numbers after a member of parliament from the opposition Left party, Stefan Liebich, requested the information. Egypt alone bought nearly 300 million worth of weapons, making it the number one export destination for German arms, while Saudi Arabia handed over nearly 150 million. By comparison, the two countries imported 45 million and 41 million respectively in the third quarter of 2016.

19:57

University College London hosts speakers who defend Hamas jihad mass murder "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

These are the kinds of speakers who are welcomed and celebrated on university campuses today. Avoid jihad terror, youll be smear and defamed, and your event disrupted. Support jihad terror, and youll be a hero. When are these malignant clowns, Peled and Tamimi, booked for Stanford University? Miko Peled: Zionists do not deserve a platform, []

19:56

Italy: Updates on operation Scripta Manent "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The trial will begin on November 16th in high security court in Turin prison.

The anarchist comrades Alfredo Cospito, Anna Beniamino, Danilo Cremonese, Nicola Gai will not be allowed to attend the trial in the courtroom, they will be subjected to a video-conference inside the High Surveillance 2 sections, where they are held.

The anarchist comrades Marco Bisesti, Valentina Speziale, Alessandro Mercogliano will be allowed to attend the trial in the courtroom, but they refuse to take part in the trial in solidarity with comrades subjected to video-conference.

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19:56

Impeachment: Democrats introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

WASHINGTON (AP) A half-dozen Democrats on Wednesday introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, accusing him of obstruction of justice and other offenses, in a long-shot effort that stands little chance in the Republican-led House.

Indeed, the large majority of Democrats seem intent on having nothing to do with the effort either as lawmakers await the results of special counsel Robert Muellers investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Democratic leaders have argued that the impeachment campaign riles up Trumps GOP base, a critical bloc in next years midterm elections.

The five articles accused the president of obstruction of justice related to the FBI investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, undermining the independence of the federal judiciary and other offenses.

We have taken this action because of great concerns for the country and our Constitution and our national security and our democracy, Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., said at a news conference to announce the effort.

Cohen said he understands that Republicans hold the majority in the House and are unlikely to allow hearings on the impeachment articles. He said the group will hold occasional briefings to explain each of the five articles of impeachment and where they believe Trump ran afoul of the law or committed misdeeds that warrant impeachment.

Six Democrats have introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, a long-shot effort that stands little chance in the Republican-led House. The five articles include accusing the president of obstruction of justice. (Nov. 15)

The obstruction of justice allegation stems from Trumps firing of FBI Director James Comey, which the lawmakers say was designed to delay and impede an investigation.

The articles of impeachment also charge that Trump has accepted without the consent of Congress emoluments from foreign states and from the U.S. government. Finally, the articles of impeachment allege he has undermined the federal judiciary and the freedom of the press.

Cohen and other leaders of the impeachment effort disagreed that their effort could hurt Democrats in next years congressional elections.

I think the Democratic base needs to be activated. The Democratic base needs to know there are members of Congress willing to stand up against this president, Cohen said...

19:55

"We Must Ask Ourselves..." "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

''As Americans, we must ask ourselves: Are we really so different? Must we stereotype those who disagree with us? Do we truly believe that ALL red-state residents are ignorant racist fascist knuckle-dragging NASCAR-obsessed cousin-marrying roadkill-eating tobacco juice-dribbling gun-fondling religious fanatic rednecks; or that ALL blue-state residents are godless unpatriotic pierced-nose Volvo-driving France-loving left-wing communist latte-sucking tofu-chomping holistic-wacko neurotic vegan weenie perverts?''
- Dave Barry

19:55

Most scientists now believe earliest Americans arrived on the continent by boat "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It's been one of the most contentious debates in anthropology, and now scientists are saying it's pretty much over. A group of prominent anthropologists have done an overview of the scientific literature and declare in Science magazine that the "Clovis first" hypothesis of the peopling of the Americas is dead. For decades, students were taught that the first people in the Americas were a group called the Clovis who walked over the Bering land bridge about 13,500 years ago. They arrived (so the narrative goes) via an ice-free corridor between glaciers in North America. But evidence has been piling up since the 1980s of human campsites in North and South America that date back much earlier than 13,500 years. At sites ranging from Oregon in the US to Monte Verde in Chile, evidence of human habitation goes back as far as 18,000 years.

19:54

100+ Most Stunning Pictures Ever Taken Without Photoshop "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The true art of photography is one that has been admired for generations, capturing the emotions, feelings and true nature of the environment around us with a single snapshot in a way that words could never hope to describe. Over time, as the technology available to us has advanced, our ability to catch breathtaking, mesmerizing and awe-inspiring images.

In 1988, American Brothers Thomas and John Knoll developed a technology that would soon become a staple in the photography industry Photoshop. Today experts in the field have become so adept at the technology that it can be difficult at times to distinguish between images that were photoshopped and those that have not been.

We live on an incredible planet full of wonderous views and experiences. Sometimes photographers are able to capture those views in such a way that we cant help but wonder if the photo is actually real! To celebrate the incredible works of these photographers Bright Side compiled what they deemed to be the best photographs to ever be taken without the use of photoshop.

As you browse this incredible collection of photos we have but one question Do you believe these really are the best of the best or have they failed to discover an incredible example of photographic mastery that you have been lucky enough to experience?

 

Here are the Best Photographs Ever Taken Without Photoshop:

 

A train on the Kazakh steppe. View from plane window

Source: Slava Stepanov

On target

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19:52

19:52

GMOs Are Not The Answer To Citrus Greening Disease "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

What are five things you think of when you imagine Florida? More than likely, beyond alligators and sun, you probably think of citrus. Whether you live in or visit Florida, theres often a place where you can get locally grown citrus in season: grapefruits, tangerines, tangelos, honeybells and so many more varieties. But, the citrus industry has been in a rapid decline over the last 15 years, vastly in part due to diseases such as Huanglongbing (HLB) or citrus greening as well as Citrus Canker and Citrus Tristeza virus. Each of these reduce crop production sizes.

The article below claims that genetically engineering citrus is faster than conventional methods in fending off HLB, but as Center For Food Safety has pointed out, testing of disease prevention through GE techniques have been attempted since the 90s with minimal success, in large part due to the complexities of the diseases:

engineering plants with toxins that provide resistance to one pathogen sometimes results promotion of a different disease as a result of poorly understood interactions between plant defenses and the specific pathogens In the long run, even if some of the GE experiments do eventually result in commercial plantings, solutions to the current diseases of citrus that involve adding one or a few genes to a trees genome are unlikely to provide more than fleeting relief to an industry plagued by one new epidemic after another.

Non-GE solutions are actively being sought out from groups such as Florida Organic growers and UF as well. Matts Organics has been producing delicious organic juices since the...

19:51

Israel to tax Google, Facebook within a year "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

AFP

AFP | Israel says it is going ahead with steps to tax internet giants like Google and Facebook as the EU grapples with the issue

JERUSALEM (AFP)  Israel plans to tax internet giants such as Google and Facebook within a year, the head of the tax authority said in remarks published on Wednesday.

Israel Tax Authority chief Moshe Asher told Haaretz newspaper that taxing tech giants would make Israel among the first in the world, as the European Union still grapples with the thorny process.

Our goal is to obtain as much data as we can, even if many of these figures are held outside of Israel, Asher told the Israeli newspaper.

Within a year well issue these companies tax bills, he said.

A spokeswoman for the Israel Tax Authority confirmed the report, telling AFP they were in a process of creating tax assessments for the multinational companies, but refused to comment further.

In Europe, clashing interests are hindering efforts to form a unified policy.

France has led a major push to increase taxes in the European Union on mega tech firms such as Google and Facebook, which are accused of booking huge profits while denying state-coffers much-needed money.

But smaller EU member states that serve as low-tax headquarters for the giants insisted that the EU should only approach the issue on a far broader international level.

The European Commission, the EUs executive arm, is due to present proposals for taxing tech giants such as Google and Apple next year.

Members of the 35-country OECD, the policy club of industrialised nations, are meanwhile negotiatin...

19:50

The US Wants Peace, but Opposes Dialogue in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The US Wants Peace, but Opposes Dialogue in Syria Author: Salman Rafi Sheikh  Journal-NEO While we often hear rhetorics about no military solution to the Syrian conflict, and despite the fact that ISIS has been almost completely routed from the country,...

The post The US Wants Peace, but Opposes Dialogue in Syria appeared first on The Daily Coin.

19:49

Last week on OpenGlobalRights: climate change, womens health, and the dirt on clean energy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Last week on OpenGlobalRights, authors debated childrens and womens rights in relation to climate change, the value in watering down rights rhetoric, and false promises behind clean energy.

Last week on OpenGlobalRights, as part of our newly launched theme on climate change, Alice Thomas highlighted how children are bearing the brunt of climate change yet are being left out of climate negotiations. Leah Davidson continued this discussion with her article on the importance of intergenerational cooperation to combat the detrimental effects of climate change. In addition, Eniko Horvath and Christen Dobson noted that in new developments with supposedly clean renewable energy, human rights must take priority, while Hwei Mian Lim put forward a compelling argument on how climate change is putting womens health at risk. Lastly, Astrid Puentes Riao presented the case of Brazils Belo Monte dam as a tragic example of how not to produce clean energy.

We are also partnering with the University of Dayton Human Rights Center to discuss the social practice of human rights, and in this new series, Tony Talbott suggested that watering down human rights rhetoric could actually help strengthen human rights in some circumstances.

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19:49

Music: DixLow iNSANE "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Afro Pop singer David Eze popularly known as DixLow returns with a brand new single christened Insane. The new single Insane was produced by Cali. DOWNLOAD DixLow iNSANE

19:48

The End of the Mugabe Era in Zimbabwe "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

Summary

One of Africas longest-serving leaders, 93-year-old Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has apparently been removed from office in a military coup. Mugabe, who has ruled his country with an iron fist since coming to power in 1980, preferred to play off different factions within the ruling elite rather than announce a successor. As recently as a few months ago, he vowed to run again for office when Zimbabweans head to the polls in 2018. Yet in reality it was his wife Grace Mugabe who had emerged as a potential successor thanks to her husbands patronage. Both Mugabes are now apparently under house arrest.

The coup has elicited few protests in Western capitals, which tend to view the fall of the Mugabes as an improvement in Zimbabwes internal affairs. Theres a hope that a successor will emerge from the presidents Zanu-PF party whom they can work with. Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe army is insisting that the constitution remains in effect and does not appear intent on taking power itself.

The post The End of the Mugabe Era in Zimbabwe appeared first on Geopolitical Monitor.

19:48

Rebranding Kim Jong-un Will Likely Be a Key Part of The Strategy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Almost everyone understands the term re branding. Dont laugh when you consider the possibility of re-branding Kim Jong-un; and more importantly, as an outcome, the entire geopolitical architecture of North Korea.  Rebranding takes time. This type of re branding takes Continue reading

19:47

"What I Learned at the 'Racial Justice Indoctrination Camp" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"What I Learned at the 'Racial Justice Indoctrination Camp"
by Tom DiLorenzo

"Several months ago the president of Loyola University Maryland, Brian Linnane, announced to the faculty that he had been thinking a lot about the Baltimore riots that took place two years earlier. (The riots, you may recall, were a response to the death of a local black drug gangster while in a police van after he had been arrested. All of the police involved, most of whom were black, were eventually acquitted at trial. The rioters looted the CVS pharmacies in town, emptying them of oxycodone and other painkillers, then burned them to the ground along with police cars, private homes, and public buildings. The former mayor of Baltimore publicly referred to the rioters as our children and instructed the police to stand down and give them their space to loot, vandalize, and burn down parts of her city).

In response to all of this the college president decided that what is needed to reduce the likelihood of such events in the future is to put the affluent, mostly white, Loyola University Maryland faculty through a round of cultural Marxist racial justice training. Such language reminded me of Chinese and Vietnamese communist re-indoctrination camps where attendees were pressured/coerced into becoming good little obedient communists. So, naturally, I had to attend to see what it was all about....

19:47

Bahrain says deadly bus attack engineered by Iran "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Emergency and rescue workers are seen blocking the road leading to a fire in at oil pipeline in Buri village south of Manama, Bahrain, November 10, 2017. (Reuters)
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DUBAI: Bahrain said on Wednesday a bomb attack on a police bus which killed an officer and wounded nine last month was carried out by a militant cell trained by its arch-foe Iran.
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Iran denies any role in Bahrains unrest.
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There was no immediate Iranian reaction to Wednesdays Bahraini interior ministry statement, which added that authorities had arrested one member of the cell while others were fugitives in Iran.
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The terrorist cell received extensive training in Iranian Revolutionary Guard camps on the use and manufacture of explosives and firearms, as well as material and logistical support, the ministry said.
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Bahrain said earlier this week that an explosion at its main oil pipeline on Friday was caused by terrorist sabotage, linking the unprecedented attack to Iran.
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DUBAI (Reuters) Bahrain said on Wednesday a bomb attack on a police bus which killed an officer and wounded nine last month was carried out by a militant cell trained by its arch-foe Iran.

After authorities quashed Shiite Muslim-led Arab Spring protests on the Sunni-ruled island in 2011, militants have launched deadly bombing and shooti...

19:47

As a new ice age approaches, scientists want to mimic volcanic eruptions to cool earth's climate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Geoengineering to cool the Earth's climate by imitating volcanic eruptions is a 'highly risky strategy' that may increase the frequency of cyclones and droughts in some parts of the world

19:46

International Criminal Court's Afghanistan war crimes probe a sham and cover-up for US "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) announced it was planning to investigate alleged war crimes in Afghanistan, the timing seemed appropriate. The announcement by the ICC on November 3 came within days of a deadly airstrike by US forces in northern Afghanistan, which UN officials say killed ten civilians. But the history of the intergovernmental court since it was set up some 15 years ago gives pause to hope that it might deliver justice in Afghanistan. For many critics, the ICC is a byword for self-serving Western political control, either whitewashing crimes or smearing designated opponents. A pertinent question is: why has it taken the ICC so long to investigate alleged crimes in Afghanistan's war?

19:45

Top Afghan Leader: Taliban Should Have Role In Peace Talks "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Was successful with the Paris Peace Accords in 1973 to end the war in Vietnam. Via Washington Times: The Taliban, the terror group who have been battling the U.S. and NATO coalition in the country for the last 16 years, should have a seat at the table in peace talks geared toward ending the longest []

19:45

New Artificial Intelligence Designed to Be Mentally Unstable: What Could Go Wrong? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Jake Anderson We tend to think of artificial intelligence entities as flawless intellects, early prototypes of the powerful artilects futurists imagine will one day...

19:45

Review of Googles Pixel Buds: Not good "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Chris Davies did a great review of Googles new wireless headphones, Pixel Buds. He went through all of the main features and compared them to Apples AirPods, a product I know much more about.

Read this on The Loop

19:45

Muslim Panic Over House Markings in Ahmedabad is Painful Legacy of 2002 Violence "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Zafar Sureshwala, Muslim face of the BJP, saw a Congress plot to spread fear but his brother was among those who alerted the police about the red crosses that were placed soon after posters warning of Paldi becoming another Juhapura appeared.

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19:42

Three Strikes And Youre Out! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As we keep insisting, monetary central planning systematically falsifies asset prices and corrupts the flow of financial information. Thats why bubbles seemingly inflate endlessly and egregiously, and also why financial crashes and economic corrections appear to come out of the blue without warning. Back in the winter of 1999-2000, for example, we were allegedly in the midst []

19:42

Claim: climate change forcing storms further North "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From the WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE and the Where were the storms during the medieval warm period? department. Off track: How storms will veer in a warmer world Weizmann Institute of Science research uncovers the internal mechanisms driving storms toward the poles Under global climate change, the Earths climatic zones will shift toward the poles. This

19:42

Sweetest Shelter Dog Has Spent 400 Days Waiting For A Home "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Stanley was found all alone at a playground skinny, hungry and scared. Soon, he was taken in by the RSPCA. It usually only takes a month or two for the RSPCA to rehome a dog, but for some reason poor Stanley kept getting overlooked. Staffers even transferred him to a different RSPCA shelter to see if hed have more luck there, but still, no one came for him. 

Now, the Shar-Pei mix has been with the RSPCA for over 400 days and since hes only 2 years old, that means hes been with them for over half his life.

Credit: RSPCA

Normally when people celebrate a milestone its a happy occasion, Vicky Cooper, a dog handler at the RSPCA who works closely with Stanley, said in a press release. But for us, this milestone is heartbreaking as it means that another day has passed without poor Stanley finding a new home. 

Credit: RSPCA

Theres absolutely no reason why Stanley should still be waiting for a home, and everyone who knows him is baffled as to why no one seems to want him. He can take a little time to warm up to new people, but once he loves you, he REALLY loves you, and wants nothing more than to cuddle and spend all of his time with you. 

Credit: RSPCA

Stanley just loves to go on nice long walks and spend time having lots of fuss from our volunteers, Cooper said. Everyone here is completely stumped as to why Stanley is being ignored, because to us he is completely adorable. Whats even more upsetting is that hes not had one enquiry since hes been with us....

19:41

Congresswoman: Taxpayers Have Paid $15 MILLION To Silence Sexual Abuse Victims Of Politicians "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

The House of Representatives has reportedly used taxpayer funds to cover at least $15 million in sexual misconduct settlements in the last decade. (TFTP) As a host of sexual assault allegations target major actors, producers and directors in Hollywood, several politicians are also being called out, and one congresswoman has claimed that the U.S. House []

The post Congresswoman: Taxpayers Have Paid $15 MILLION To Silence Sexual Abuse Victims Of Politicians appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.

19:39

Interview with Edward Herman about Latin America and the US "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Longtime activist and author Edward S. Herman was interviewed in Philadelphia on December 26, 2008. In this interview, Herman discusses the history of US influence in Latin America, and contextualizes this with what he says is an anti-democratic US policy throughout the Global South, designed to create a favorable investment climate for US corporations.

19:38

Apples Holiday Gift Guide "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Apple put out its yearly holiday gift guide to help you choose the perfect present for your family and friends.

Read this on The Loop

19:35

We are going to kill you: Myanmar non-Muslims recall jihad massacres by Rohingya Muslims "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The establishment media consistently only presents one side of the story in Myanmar, claiming that Rohingya Muslims are being victimized on a massive scale, despite evidence that many alleged army atrocities have been faked, and that Myanmar non-Muslims have been brutalized and murdered by Rohingya jihadists. Even in this story, the Washington Post does its []

19:34

Dakota Access Pipeline Company Paid Mercenaries to Build Conspiracy Lawsuit Against Environmentalists "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An activist stands alone in silent protest by a police barricade on a bridge near Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on December 4, 2016 outside Cannon Ball, N.D.

19:34

Street art by Arsek & Erase "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Street art by Arsek & Erase,
Blue Moon in Kharkov, Ukraine.

Tagged: graffiti, street art ...

19:33

James Bovard: Trump's liberal critics are increasingly unhinged, authoritarian "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Last week's anniversary of Trump's election sparked widespread teeth-gnashing by the nation's pundits. Trump is supposedly the gravest threat to American democracy since the secession of the Confederacy. His presidency, probably, continues to be a boon for antidepressant sales across the land. New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg, in a column last week headlined "Anniversary of the Apocalypse," lamented the "terror-struck and vertiginous days" after Trump's win and the ongoing "metaphysical whiplash" and "hideous interregnum," which leaves her "poleaxed by grief at the destruction of our civic inheritance." Professor Henry Giroux of McMaster University frothed that Trump's "ascendancy in American politics has made visible a culture of cruelty, a contempt for civic literacy, a corrupt mode of governance and a disdain for informed judgment that has been decades in the making." It is understandable that folks would be riled by Trump's bluster about revoking the broadcast licenses of his critics or calling for the firing of protesting football players. His administration's rhetoric on trade and the drug war threaten to revive moronic policies that should have been banished forever by perennial failures. But while Trump poses plenty of constitutional perils, many of his opponents are even more authoritarian.

19:31

Teachers on strike in Lisbon "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Thousands of teachers gathered in front of the Portuguese parliament in Lisbon on Wednesday as part of a strike over measures to be included in the 2018 budget, which could disregard up to 10 years of their total time served.

Teachers are on strike over pay and working conditions.

The measures planned in the 2018 budget proposal would mean that work carried out by teachers between August 31, 2005 and December 31, 2007 and January 2011 and December 31, 2018 will not be counted and would save the government 650 million euros.

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19:30

Since when did finders, keepers cease being relevant? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Guess what I found in a cupboard in my new office last night? I didnt open them & sent them back to @PhilTwyford. #UsedNotebooksApparently pic.twitter.com/b1hfVJOnWX Judith Collins (@JudithCollinsMP) November 15, 2017 And Phil Twyford believes he is competent to be a government minister? Judith Collins was far too honest with Phils gear by returning []

The post Since when did finders, keepers cease being relevant? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

19:30

US Cuts Funds for Disarming Explosives It Dropped on Cambodia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Tony Cartalucci In an article by Thai PBS titled, US cuts 2018 funding for demining operations in Cambodia, its revealed that next years meager...

19:30

Dollar Looks Set to Resume Its Long Term Bear Market (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Dollar Looks Set to Resume Its Long Term Bear Market Video maneco64 In this report I cover the early market action from London on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 and I also look closely at the technical picture for the...

The post Dollar Looks Set to Resume Its Long Term Bear Market (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

19:30

France considering 13 as the legal minimum age of consent "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From Daily Mail: France is to set a minimum legal age for sexual consent for the first time just weeks after two courts cleared grown men of rape after they had sex with 11-year-olds. Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet told Continue reading

19:29

Screeching MSM Zombies Devour Trump Asia Trip "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Trump trip to Asia is a major inflection point for China hawks eager to put transactional diplomacy in the rearview mirror, pivot to an overtly adversarial China policy, and ignore and deny the fundamental changes in Asia that go hand in hand with both Chinas rise and Americas relative decline.

Trump and China bashing got an extensive workout in the Western press, and TPP 11 and the Quad made their debut on the world stage.  A revolution in China containment?  Or more of the same?

Im Peter Lee, and Im the nagging voice in your head that says, Hey, are we making another trillion dollar mistake in Asia?

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Show notes

Trump is Chinas Chump

China has Trump just where it wants him

Trump is Ceding Global Leadership to China

Xi Tells Zuckerberg and Cook China Is Set for Unprecedented Reform

Dissecting the $250 Billion China Deals Trump Got for U.S.

Some Frank Advice for President Xi

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19:29

Thousands of teens gather for apparent flash-mob in downtown Brussels - Event busted by riot police "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Violent clashes have erupted in central Brussels as police were confronted by "hundreds of young people" who had reportedly gathered to meet a social network star. The youths threw projectiles at police and damaged stores and cars in the area, local media report. Comment: It was mostly teens, and the 'star' they apparently went to see - or who may have organized it - is also just a kid who is renowned on local social media networks for his pranks. The clashes broke out at the Place de la Monnaie, a square near the Belgian federal opera house in central Brussels. The unrest reportedly began when police officers approached a large group of youths gathered at the square. The gathering started throwing projectiles at the officers and even forced them to retreat, Belgian broadcaster RTBF reported. The police then called for backup and attempted to disperse the crowd. Comment: So it escalated quickly then. A video posted on Twitter shows police officers in riot gear supported by a water cannon moving along the streets of the Belgian capital.

19:29

Intel Optane SSD 900P Offers Stunning Linux Performance "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

At the end of October Intel released the Optane 900P solid-state drive as their new ultra high-end performance SSD. Windows reviews have been positive, but what about using the Optane 900P on Linux? It's working well and delivers stunning NVMe SSD performance.

19:28

Sports Minister Kolobkov: 'Russia fulfilled all WADA criteria, should be reinstated' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov believes the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has fulfilled the criteria set out for it to be reinstated by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Kolobkov, along with the president of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), Alexander Zhukov, represented Russia at the WADA Executive Committee Meeting on Wednesday in Seoul, South Korea. "Together with the president of the ROC, we tried to explain our stance on RUSADA and its reinstatement. We spoke about what has been done in recent times," Kolobkov said, TASS reported.

19:27

Donald Trump Asks: Will UCLA Basketball Players He Saved From Long Prison Sentences In China Say Thanks? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Three UCLA Basketball players were arrested in China after they attempted to steal expensive sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store in Beijing. Lucky for them, the attempted theft took place while President Donald Trump was in China for his series of successful meetings with Asian leaders.

It has been reported that President Trump personally intervened in the case, asking President Xi Jinping to release the three Americans LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill.

UCLA Mens Basketball student-athletes LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley are returning from China to Los Angeles at this time, UCLA associate communications director, Alex Timiraos, said in a statement.

Once arriving back in America Tuesday, the three (incredibly entitled) basketball players ignored all reporters questions and claimed that they would address what happened in a press conference Wednesday (today).

President Donald Trump has openly wondered on Twitter this morning: will they thank him for guaranteeing their release, or will they not accolade it due to the far-left culture of UCLA?

 

The post Donald Trump Asks: Will UCLA Basketball Players He Saved From Long Prison Sentences In China Say Thanks? appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

19:25

Emirates changing seating configuration on Boeing 777-200 fleet "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Emirates is to increase the seating capacity on its Boeing 777-200LR fleet, by converting the three-class interior to a two-class cabin.

The carriers president, Tim Clark, disclosed the plan on the sidelines of the Dubai air show.

Emirates has 10 of the long-range -200LRs with a 266-seat arrangement. This layout comprises eight first-class, 42 business-class and 216 economy-class seats.

But Clark says the 10 aircraft will be converted to a two-class cabin with 302 seats. He has not detailed the specific split between business and economy.

He says, however, that the change will involve revamping the business-class section to eliminate the centre seat in the current 2-3-2 configuration and fitting a 2-2-2 arrangement instead.

Emirates had unveiled a new first-class product at the show which will initially be installed on a number of 777-300ERs.

Clark says the -300ER revamp will be the template for the future, stating that while individual capabilities, such as wireless connectivity power, will change the layout is essentially whats going to happen to the Emirates fleet over the next few years.

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19:25

Homeland Security to Release Chemicals into the Air to Simulate a Biological Terror Attack "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Jay Syrmopoulos

A planned simulation of a chemical and biological attack has people questioning the impact of the drill on human and environmental health.

Newkirk, OK The Department of Homeland Security plans to conduct chemical and biological testing near the border between Kansas and Oklahoma in January and February, and again in June and July, to determine how much protection people would receive from being inside a house or an apartment in the event of a biological terrorist attack, according to a statement on the Homeland Security website.

The DHS press release notes:

The study is part of the Departments ongoing commitment to preparedness and the shared responsibility of protecting the nations critical infrastructure. The purpose of this study is to gather data that enhances our predictive capabilities in the event of a biological agent attack.  Specifically, this work will help in predicting the extent to which an intentional release of a biological agent may penetrate single family and multi-family structures. These tests will release inert chemicals and biological materials that will be used to measure the amount of material that penetrates the buildings under varied conditions.

   SEE: Australia Thunderstorm Asthma Symptoms Persist: Looks Like Biowarfar...

19:25

Not a coup in Zimbabwe "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There is confusion over whether there is a military coup taking place in Zimbabwe, but it seems likely that Robert Mugabe is being replaced as president. Time: Zimbabwes Military Has Taken Control of the Capital After a night of confusion in which tanks rolled onto the streets of Zimbabwes capital Harare, the countrys military said early Wednesday []

19:23

Migrant crisis fail: Over 850k people hit by housing shortage in Germany - Homelessness up 150% "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A housing crisis is spreading in Germany, the Federal Homelessness Association said on Tuesday, forecasting that 1.2 million people could be living in shelters by 2018. The report came amid heightened concern about Germany's rising poverty rate and ability to integrate 1.1 million migrants that have arrived over the past two years, drawn by the country's reputation for affluence, efficiency and stability. The homelessness association said that more than 850,000 people lacked their own accommodation in 2016, up 150 percent from 2014, and half of those affected were migrants. A total of 52,000 people were living on the streets in 2016, up a third from 2014, the group said in its report.

19:23

Bronze Age Insight. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Due to the seals small size and veining on the stone, many of the miniature details are only clearly visible via photomicroscopy. (all images Courtesy of The Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati, and used with permission).

Due to the seals small size and veining on the stone, many of the miniature details are only clearly visible via photomicroscopy. (all images Courtesy of The Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati, and used with permission).

Drawing of the detailed combat scene captured on an agate sealstone discovered by the University of Cincinnatis Sharon Stocker and Jack Davis. (images Courtesy Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati).

Drawing of the detailed combat scene captured on an agate sealstone discovered by the University of Cincinnatis Sharon Stocker and Jack Davis. (images Courtesy Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati).

The piece of stone may only be a little over 1.4 inches long (~3.5cm), but the meticulous detail of the carved scene featuring three warriors in hand-to-hand combat is a stunning display of ancient artistic skill and it may challenge our perceptions of naturalism in the Ancient Aegean era.

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Jack Davis, who is one of the excavations co-leaders, suggests the find is unprecedented. What is fascinating is that the representation of the human body is at a level of detail and musculature that one doesnt find again until the classical period of Greek art 1,000 years later, Davis explained to UC Magazine. Its a spectacular find. Some of the details on this are only a half-millimeter big, he said. It seems that the Minoans were producing art of the sort that no one ever imagined they were capable of producing. It shows that their ability and interest in representational art, particularly movement and human anatomy, is beyond what it was imagined to be. Combined with the stylized features, that itself is just extraordinary.

The source for the battle scene may not be clear, but researche...

19:23

The Civil War Inside Buddhism Caused Ethnic Cleansing of Muslims "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Opinion There is a desperate humanitarian crisis underway in Myanmar, centering around the Rohingya Muslims.

There is what has been described as a textbook case of ethnic cleansing against the approximately one million Rohingya who live in the western Myanmar state of Rakhine. As well as retaliation from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army a militant group of Rohingyas which has been held by the Burmese military to have attacked a number of police and army posts.

And there is also what was seen as a newly emerging democracy with a prominent international figure, Aung San Suu Kyi the state counsellor of Myanmar and the nations de facto leader guiding the country against a backdrop of Islamophobic Buddhist nationalism.

Buddhists are often regarded in the West as a peaceful people, so to hear of this kind of public prejudice may come as a shock to many. But looking at it from a Buddhist cultural perspective, one can begin to see why this is happening.

Militant Buddhism

Members of a Myanmar's ultra-nationalist Buddhist group shout slogans during a protest rally in Nayptitaw, Myanmar, Saturday, May 20, 2017, against Religious Minister Thura Aung Ko for his intervention in a case in which Myanmar Now news chief reporter Swe Win leveled allegations against Wirathu, a high-profile leader of the Myanmar Buddhist organization known as Ma Ba Tha, after the monk praised the assassination of prominent Muslim lawyer Ko Ni who was a legal advisor to Aung San Suu Kyi's government. (AP/Aung Shine Oo)

Members of a Myanmars ultra-nationalist Buddhist group shout slogans during a protest rally in Nayptitaw, Myanmar, Saturday, May 20, 201...

19:22

A Self-Serving Democratic Establishment Still Has Its Fingers On The Levers Of Power-- And Will Continue Disadvantaging Progressives "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Kara Eastman (Democrat) and Brad Ashford ("ex"-GOP Blue Dog)

Alixandria Lapp, a poster child for the DC Dem's revolving door problem worked for New Dem Adam Smith (WA) from 1997-2005 and then went to work for the DCCC. In 2007 she became executive director of the New Dems, the Republican wing of the Democratic Party. A year later she was working as a lobbyist for Parven, Pomper & Schuyler and after that as a lobbyist for Akin, Gump. In 2011 she went to work running Pelosi's House Majority PAC, where she still works, triple-dipping her time away, now extremely wealthy.

Yesterday she tweeted a batch of private PPP surveys, that mostly tested voters' reactions to aspects of the Trump/Ryan tax proposal but also testing a generic Democrat against a Republican incumbent in each district-- except one. Last night we looked into the primary in Omaha (NE-02), where a progressive woman, Kara Eastman, is facing off against a party-switching opportunist, Blue Dog Brad Ashford. Ashford has been endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business, organziations that normally back Republicans and Democrats willing to sell out to Big Business.


19:22

"We Like To Think..." "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"We like to think that we are rational beings; humane, conscientious, civilized, thoughtful. But when things fall apart, even just a little, it becomes clear we are not better than animals. We have opposable thumbs, we think, we walk erect, we speak, we dream, but deep down we are still routing around in the primordial ooze; biting, clawing, scratching out an existence in the cold, dark world like the rest of the tree-toads and sloths."
- "Grey's Anatomy"

19:22

CIAs Wikileaks Narrative Dominates Coverage of Trump Jr. Correspondence "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The CIA contends WikiLeaks is not a media organization but rather a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia. Response by the U.S. press to a report from The Atlantic on correspondence between WikiLeaks and Donald Trump Jr. wholly adopted the CIAs narrative, even though the public still lacks proof of such cooperation.

Moreover, although The Atlantic report merely shows communications between a Trump campaign official and WikiLeaks, it was treated as significant confirmation of Russian collusion.

Former CIA director Leon Panetta appeared on CNN and said the correspondence was another additional piece of evidence related to the activities of either [Trump] family members or members of his campaign working with the Russians in one way or another. Panetta maintained there was no question WikiLeaks was a cutout for the Russian government.

The basic message that should have gone out to all campaign individuals is do not interact with the Russians, Panetta added, when asked what the Trump campaign should have done when contacted by WikiLeaks. Do not interact with a foreign adversary that could very well come in and try to influence this election.

Watch Panettas CNN interview:

This is yet another level interest by the campaign in foreign assistance and not just any foreign assistance but foreign assistance tied to the Kremlin, Democratic Representative Adam Schiff, a ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, said on CNN.

When host Wolf Blitzer asked Schiff to be precise on the relationship between the Kremlin and WikiLeaks, Schiff answered:

Well, the Kremlin, well, was certainly using WikiLeaks to publish these documents. I think it gave them a certain level of deniability that the more direct cutouts like Guccifer 2.0 or DCLeaks that could be traced right back to the Kremlin would ultimately not provide them. But nonetheless, WikiLeaks is a sophisticated actor.

I fully believe that they knew exactly where they were getting this information about and were more than happy to coordinate with the Russians. I dont think that this is an issue so much of theyre being useful idiots as opposed to witting participants. There is a division of opinion, I think, among members about just how witting or useful they were. Nonetheless, the fact of the matter was this was clearly one of the outlets the Russians were using for publication.

Tony Blinken, a former deputy secretary of state under President Barack Obama, also appeared on CNN....

19:22

BREAKING: Army battles Boko Haram in Adamawa "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Troops of the Nigerian Army are reportedly engaged in a firefight with Boko Haram terrorist in Sabon Gari village, a community between Gulak and Madagali, Adamawa state.   Sabon Gari village came under attack Wednesday evening, New Telegraph can report.   The insurgents are said to be using heavy weapons against the Nigerian troops.

The post BREAKING: Army battles Boko Haram in Adamawa appeared first on Newtelegraph.

19:21

Emirates Airlines seeks commitments from Airbus over A380 continuity "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Emirates is unlikely to conclude an Airbus A380 agreement during the Dubai air show, as the two sides continue a chicken-and-egg wrangle over commitments to the double-deck aircrafts production line.

The Dubai-based carriers owners have yet to be sufficiently assured that Airbus will maintain production of the A380 even though Emirates, which is virtually carrying the production line single-handed, would naturally have substantial influence on the lines longevity by placing a large follow-on order.

Emirates Airline president Tim Clark says the carrier is seeking undertakings that the line would continue for 10-15 years, adding that the airlines ownership is concerned that further commitments would not be [put] at risk if the line is discontinued.

I dont believe that [commitment] would be difficult for Airbus to deliver, Clark said, speaking during the Dubai show, adding that Emirates backlog of 42 aircraft is already supporting the continuation of the line to the middle of next decade.

If its an Emirates order that sustains the line, so be it, he adds.

Emirates owners are aware of the dearth of orders for the A380, says Clark. Airbus has 58 A380s on backlog from other customers but for some 40 of these there is little evidence of moves towards manufacture.

Airbus has slashed production rates on the type and Clark indicates that the carriers owners are sensitive to the overall perception of the A380s situation and prospects, particularly given that the A380 only achieved production break-even two years ago and a substantial cut in output is detrimental to the lines still-marginal economics.

Clark declines to indicate the number of aircraft being discussed but signals that, if an Emirates order is forthcoming, it would include copper-bottomed assurances on production.

He is convinced that the A380 has a future and that Emirates has an interest in contributing to the types continuity.

It remains our flagship, he says. Its a huge profit-earner for us the loss of which would be significant.

Clark is not particularly enthused by the modified A380plus unveiled at the Paris air show this year, stating that while the aircraft offers small percentages of improvement, he is not really a fan seeing little benefit to Emirates in the 11-abreast seating or redesigned staircase.

Wed rather they just offer continuation of the line, flesh out the order, then went [back to] development, he says, adding that the A380 is a fundamentally good aircraft which Airbus needs to promote to carriers which have the same aspiration as Emirates.

He stresses th...

19:21

Wellington rail strike "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Winston Peters may have got what he wanted, back to the seventies where transport strikes were a regular disruptive occurrence. Wellington is being severely disrupted today with a 24 hour rail strike, the first for over twenty years. Wellington City Councils advice: *Dont bring your car into town if you dont have pre-arranged parking []

19:20

Canada: Palestinians in Mississauga openly call for bloody jihad against Jews "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bnai Brith Canada is calling on the City of Mississauga to enforce its bylaws against protestors who have threatened violence against Jews and encouraged children to engage in terrorism. Back in July, Bnai Brith exposed a rally in Mississaugas Celebration Square, in which hundreds of people chanted in Arabic, Remember Khaybar, oh you Jews, the []

19:20

ESPNs Jemele Hill Refuses To Give Trump Credit For Freeing Black UCLA Players "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The cat has her tongue. Via Daily Caller: ESPNs Jemele Hill didnt give any credit to President Donald Trump for intervening on behalf of three black UCLA basketball players in Chinese custody. LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were released Tuesday morning after theyd been arrested for allegedly stealing from a Louis Vuitton store. []

19:20

ROGER STONE: Contact Between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks is Not Russian Collusion "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

THE DONALD TRUMP JR. PILE ON

ATLANTIC MAGAZINE BS

By Roger Stone

There is nothing illegal or improper with someone having contact with Julian Assange or WikiLeaks. Julian Assange is not a Russian asset and WikiLeaks is not a Russian propaganda organization. I understand that the US intelligence agencies insist otherwise but they are utterly unable to prove it. Its true in their minds because they want it to be.

Contact between Donald Trump Jr. and Julian Assange certainly does not constitute collusion with the Russians!

In fact Assange is a journalist publishing information given to him by sources just as they do at the Washington Post and the New York Times but Wikileaks record for accuracy and authenticity is far better.

Neither Donald Trump Jr. or Alexander Nix of Cambridge Analytica did anything inappropriate. Having tried so hard to drive the phony Russian collusion narrative to distract from their own Russian profiteering (Uranium One, Gazprom, Joule) they make casual contact with a first rate Journalist muckraker treason.

The post ROGER STONE: Contact Between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks is Not Russian Collusion appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

19:20

How to Listen "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Welcome to MEDIA INDIGENA, a weekly Indigenous current affairs podcast hosted by Rick Harp. Hear the latest episode below, or catch our earlier shows. Subscribe here.

PLAY EPISODE 88:

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19:17

A reminder of the recent past "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I just realized that this, in addition to being an awesome mug, is now also a precious memento of a lost era.

19:17

UAE minister warns all European mosques should be placed under state surveillance "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A loose oversight over mosques is what contributes to the rise of Islamist terrorism in Europe, an UAE minister warned. He then called on Germany and its neighbors to introduce stricter regulation over Muslim prayer halls to prevent radicalization. "You can't just leave a mosque open and allow anyone to go there and to preach. You need to have licences," Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al-Nahyan, the minister for tolerance of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), told Germany's DPA news agency as he commented on the security situation in Europe. He added that the governmental noninvolvement into the activities of religious communities is what has led to the rapid rise of extremism. Muslims in Germany as well as in the neighboring France, Belgium and the UK had been radicalized exactly due to the fact that authorities in these countries did not pay enough attention to what happened in the mosques on their territory, the minister argued. "Germany and other European states must eventually exert stricter control over such meeting places of Islamists," he said.

19:17

Indian nuclear buildup - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

  Asif Haroon Raja No Indian leader has reconciled with the existence of Pakistan. Unresolved Kashmir dispute has kept the two neighbors at loggerheads. The animus between the two archrivals spiraled when Narendar Modi took over power in India in June 2014. He has all along pursued a highly truculent and bullying policy and has []

19:16

If Anyone Knows About the Heavy Toll of War, It is the Vietnamese by Felicity Arbuthnot "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Felicity Arbuthnot Writer, Dandelion Salad London, England November 15, 2017 One day while I was in a bunker in Vietnam, a sniper round went over my head. The person who fired that weapon was not a terrorist, a rebel, an extremist, or a so-called insurgent. The Vietnamese individual who tried to kill me was []

19:16

Compare and contrast "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


I've given this one a few hours as I wanted to see if the BBC would change its angle or not, but as it hasn't...







It's as if the BBC isn't prepared to yield any positive ground to Boris Johnson.

Indeed, if you click into the respective reports, you'll see that this continues and that the contrast becomes even sharper.

From Sky News:

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19:15

And there's more... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Another lead story on the BBC News website this evening - though nowhere else - is this:


The musician in question will be apologising for Brexit (which he associates with "hate") across the continent of Europe.

Is this really one of the main stories in the world (or the UK) today?

19:12

BREAKING: Buhari Orders Immediate Return Of Obianos Security Aides "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Nigeria Police to immediately return Anambras Governor Willie Obiano security aides. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina in a statement on Wednesday, November 15 said Buhari made this order during his visit to Awka, Anambra State. Before departing Awka, President Buhari directed the Deputy Inspector General of Police (Operations), Joshak Habila to ensure the return of the governors security personnel, he said. The Senate had earlier today ordered the IGP to immediately restore the security details of Governor Obiano. The...

The post BREAKING: Buhari Orders Immediate Return Of Obianos Security Aides appeared first on Newtelegraph.

19:11

Amazon Poses a Serious Threat to Freedom and Free Markets "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It wasn't until earlier this year that I became really concerned about Amazon. Sure, I had warned people previously of the dangers of an oligarch like Jeff Bezos owning a major national newspaper like The Washington Post, and I'd also highlighted Amazon's creepy $600 million contract with the CIA, but I didn't truly grasp the bigger picture until recently.

It seems I'd been too focused on the financial system and other predatory industries to see the gigantic threat metastasizing in the room. If that happened to me, I'm sure many of you aren't paying close enough attention to the risks to freedom and free markets posed by Amazon and its oligarch CEO. That's why I decided to write this post.

This piece will be presented in two parts. First, I will highlight several recent articles that do a great job describing how dangerous Amazon, and its richest man in the world (net worth of $95 billion) CEO Jeff Bezos, is. Second, I'll discuss my personal mission of redirecting more our family's money away from this corporate behemoth.

Let's kick things off with a few excerpts from a great article by Caitlin Johnstone titled, Friendly Reminder That Jeff Bezos Is Trying To Take Over The Universe:

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19:10

New Revelations Threaten Muellers Russiagate Case "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

New Revelations Threaten Muellers Russiagate Case by Harley Schlanger LaRouche PAC On October 24, CIA Director Mike Pompeo met for one hour with Bill Binney, to hear the evidence that the whole story of Russian hacking of the emails...

The post New Revelations Threaten Muellers Russiagate Case appeared first on The Daily Coin.

19:09

Our members are making an impact across the continent. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This year, we've been floored to hear from hundreds of Strong Towns members who are taking action to make their communities better as a result of their exposure to our mission and principles.

In fact, here's a map that gives you just a snapshot of some of the places where our members are making a difference. (The orange pins will link you to extended stories featured on our site while the blue pins indicate locations where one or more actions have taken place.) 

Even in this small snapshot (we surveyed 116 of our members), we can see Strong Towns-related actions happening in over 30 states. That is truly an amazing impact! Especially for an organization operating on a tiny budget with only a handful of staff. It really gives you an idea of the enormous role our members are playing and the initiative they're taking.

We are a deeply member-driven movement. If you're inspired by this work and count yourself among those people who are working to build strong towns, it's time to make that official by becoming a member today.

Join the movement

Now I'd like to highlight just a few specific ways that we've seen our members working to build strong towns this year:

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1. Building safer streets.

This year, we saw tons of Strong Towns members taking action to make the streets in their neighborhoods safer as part of our #SlowtheCars campaign:

19:09

Site C......The BC Liberal Boondoggle.....A Straight Goods Special "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"





Written by Grant G


"garbage in, garbage out"

Who is the champion for the millions of ratepayers being saddled with the cost of paying for an ill-conceived $12 billion Site C dam....?

Shouldn't ratepayers be given a voice? and a choice?

Before we get into the nuts and bolts of the Site C decision...


Postmedia, ...Vancouver Sun and Province newspapers.....they, Michael Smyth, Vaughn Palmer, ..there were no scathing criticisms of Christy Clark and the BC Liberal government on the decision to proceed with BC's most expensive energy project without having the electrical/electricity experts(the BCUC) and protector of ratepayers review the proposal...

The BC Liberals knew full well the regulator would turn the project down, not for political reasons, not for ideological reasons but for the reason of unproven need of the power and the cost....

Full Stop.....BC's media should have hammered the BC Liberals over and over again for sidestepping the BCUC, hammered Christy Clark for preventing the British Columbia Utilities Commission from doing their tasked job...and if that wasn't a big enough failure for BC's media...just look at this..

Christy Clark...February 2016..and I quote..

She promised to finish Bennetts vision for the controversial Site C Dam project.
"Premier Bennett, you got it started and I will get it finished. I will get it past the point of no return."

Full stop.....Media fail number one....any premier, o...

19:08

Mattel excited to release first Barbie wearing a hijab "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From criticism about sexualizing girls from too young an age to creating a negative and unrealistic body image in girls, Barbie has long been accorded a great deal of responsibility for the self-image of young girls. So now Barbie, with her showy display of glamorous makeup, jewelry and flamboyant styles, is ready to cover it []

19:07

Saudis Terror-Bomb Yemen Capital "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Saudis Terror-Bomb Yemen Capital | saudi-arabia-bombs-yemen-1024x576 | War Propaganda World News

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Striking Sanaa followed a Houthi missile fired at Saudi territory.

Riyadh lied claiming Iran supplied the weapon in question. Land, sea and air blockade conditions prevent weapons getting in from abroad, and everything else after things were tightened, including vitally needed humanitarian aid.

A shot was just taken by Iran, in my opinion, Trump roared days earlier. No evidence suggests it despite claims made fabricated to vilify Iran, likely ahead of something diabolical planned against the country and Lebanons Hezbollah.

Its prime ministers forced resignation and detention in Riyadh suggests something troubling will happen. Its unknown what, but likely to destabilize the region more than already, maybe another war.

On Friday, Saudi terror-bombing was heavy, multiple strikes occurring. Sanaas Defense Ministry was struck, along with civilian targets.

According to local journalist Hassain Abukhaiti, one of the missiles hit a house. A family was living there. The house has been destroyed. It is very likely that the entire family was killed.

RT Arabic correspondents said about a dozen houses were hit, along with an economic institution next to the Ministry of Defense in the densely populated area of old Sanaa.

Unknown numbers of casualties occurred, maybe dozens killed or injured. According to Abukhaiti, terror-bombing struck near a facility for the disabled.

Rescuers trying to pull victims from rubble feared more strikes might target them.

Separately, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Aid (OCHA) spokesman Russell Geekie said (h)umanitarian movements into Yemen remain blocked.

Days earlier, UN humanitarian aid chief Mark Lowcock said if blockade conditions arent lifted soon, Yemen will face the largest famine the world has seen for many...

19:07

Top 10 Ways to Stop Trump Nuking Anybody "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Tuesday the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on whether Trump can just up and nuke people or not. The hand-picked witnesses, all former military, all said there was some chance that if Trump ordered a nuking, somebody might refuse to carry out the order.

19:05

"The Unbearable Slowness Of Fourth Turnings", Part Two "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"The Unbearable Slowness Of Fourth Turnings", Part Two
by James Quinn

"In Part 1 of this article I provided the background regarding the phases of Fourth Turnings and where we stand nine years into this period of crisis. I will now ponder what could happen during the remainder of this Fourth Turning.

History offers no guarantees. Obviously, things could go horribly wrong the possibilities ranging from a nuclear exchange to incurable plagues, from terrorist anarchy to high-tech dictatorship. We should not assume that Providence will always exempt our nation from the irreversible tragedies that have overtaken so many others: not just temporary hardship, but debasement and total ruin. Losing in the next Fourth Turning could mean something incomparably worse. It could mean a lasting defeat from which our national innocence perhaps even our nation might never recover. Strauss & Howe, "The Fourth Turning"

The most important point to comprehend is the death of the existing social order always occurs during the course of a Fourth Turning. Thus far, those constituting the Deep State hierarchy have fended off their demise. They are utilizing every tool at the...

19:05

Alabama Woman Who Worked With Roy Moore as Teen Speaks Out=> I Never Once Felt Uncomfortable "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An Alabama woman who worked closely with Judge Roy Moore when she was a teen spoke to Conservative Tribune this week.

The woman says she believes Roy Moore is innocent and said, I always felt safe around him, I never once felt uncomfortable.

Conservative Tribune reported:

In an exclusive interview with an executive at Conservative Tribune, a woman in Alabama identified only as Beth has shared her account of working with Roy Moore as a teenager, and her story differs quite a bit from the narrative put forward by the liberal media. Beth gave permission for her remarks to be shared and the only changes made were to grammar and punctuation.

Yes, I absolutely believe (the) Judge is innocent! Beth declared. Ive known him and his family for years. I was a teenager when I first started working in his campaign. And he always honored and respected me and all the others. I always felt safe around him, I never once felt uncomfortable.

And even if I didnt know him personally, I would find it suspicious that these women are just now coming out with this, she continued. Hes been running for office for the past 17 years and been a judge for even longer. So why, if this did happen why didnt they come out about this before now? Theyve had plenty of chances.

I just find it odd with as many times as he has run for office over the past several years none of this has come out, she added. I dont think it is a coincidence that all this is being said one month before the election. Polls were showing Moore way ahead of Jones, then next thing you know all this poop is coming out.

Beth stated that she also worked on some of his other campaigns for office, though to a lesser extent than before, and noted that she stayed in touch with him and his family for years afterward, even volunteering her time at Moores Foundation of Moral Law.

He even tried to set me up with one of his lawyers that worked for him, Beth revealed. It did not work out, but I was close with them.

All this was years ago, but still I know him enough to know he is not like that, she said.

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19:03

Twitter user accused of being 'Russian troll' is actually a Scottish anti-crony capitalism security guard "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Twitter handle alleged to be a prime example of a 'Russian troll' account was actually run from Glasgow by a Scottish security guard. Asked about his tweets, the Scotsman said he is "just anti-crony capitalism." On Monday, crowdfunded journalism outlet Byline published an article detailing a "complicated" analysis of Twitter page @didgery77332nd, also known as 'Smoo,' concluding it's a "fair assessment" that Smoo is a "foreign-based troll pushing Russian messaging." The supposed 'Russian troll' takedown comes amid recent unfounded claims that Russian bots sought to influence the Brexit referendum. However, the alleged foreign troll 'Smoo' has been tracked down and is actually a security guard from Glasgow, according to The Scotsman newspaper. The man denied his page was anonymous, telling the Scottish newspaper that Smoo is a pet name from his childhood. "Smoo has been my nickname since I was six years old. It's not difficult to track me down. People might not agree with my opinions, but that doesn't make me a Russian troll," he said.

19:03

Schrodinger's coup in Zimbabwe: Mugabe under house arrest, but government denies coup attempt "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Zimbabwe is in the midst of what appears to be a political crisis that is looking more and more like a military coup. Events started late yesterday when tanks from the Zimbabwean Army poured into the streets of the capital Harare. Since then, Zimbabwean broadcasters have been off air, with reports emerging that the Army has taken control of the state broadcaster, a move which often signals that a general coup is taking place against the government. As of last night and early this morning, local time, telecom services in Zimbabwe were switched off, meaning that information has been slow to emerge and when news items do come out of Harare, are often marred in contradiction. The first statement to emerge was from the Army itself. An officer appeared on ZBC television and said that no coup is taking place but rather, that certain figures "committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country". The statement continued, "As soon as we have accomplished our mission, we expect that the situation will return to normalcy". The Army's statement further assured the country that President Robert Mugabe and his family are safe.

19:02

Fashion mogul Karl Lagerfeld slams Merkel for inviting worst enemies of Jews to Germany "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Noted German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld slammed German Chancellor Angela Merkel on French television saying she had invited the worst enemies of the Jewish people to Germany during the migrant crisis. Germany has seen anti-Semitism soar, so as politically incorrect and Islamophobic as Lagerfelds statement will be regarded, a similar concern was enunciated by the []

19:01

Bank Admits Fiat Currencies Are Failing and Cryptocurrencies May Replace Them "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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As the transition towards a blockchain based economy continues, the established financial powers are desperately trying to stay relevant. In an attempt to boost their credibility, analysts at Deutsche Bank are finally admitting that state-run fiat currencies are becoming obsolete. For years, blockchain entrepreneurs and other critics of central banking have been branded either conspiracy theorists or criminals. But recently, those controversial opinions about the inevitable changes coming to the worlds financial system are being echoed by mainstream pundits.

Deutsche Banks top strategist, Jim Reid, recently articulated a view on the economy that is shared by many but rarely talked about:

Central banks and governments which have dined out on the 35 year secular, structural decline in inflation are not able to prevent it rising as raising interest rates to suitable levels would risk serious economic contraction given the huge debt burden economies face. As such they are forced to prioritise low interest rates and nominal growth over inflation control which could herald in the beginning of the end of the global fiat currency system that begun with the abandonment of Bretton Woods back in 1971.

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The most surprising part came when he acknowledged the crucial role cryptocurrencies may play in the move away from unbacked paper money.

Although the current speculative interest in cryptocurrencies is more to do with blockchain technology than a loss of faith in paper money, at some point there will likely be some median of exchange that becomes more universal and a competitor of paper money.

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The peoples...

19:01

The Perils of Developing the Hackaday Superconference Badge "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In case you havent heard, the best hardware conference in the world was last weekend. The Hackaday Superconference was three days of hardware hacking, soldering irons, and an epic hardware badge. Throw in two stages for talk, two workshop areas, the amazing hallwaycon and the best, most chill attendees you can imagine, and you have the ultimate hardware conference.

Already weve gone over the gory details of what this badge does, and now its time to talk about the perils of building large numbers of an electronic conference badge. This is the hardware demoscene, artisanal manufacturing, badgelife, and an exploration of exactly how far you can push a development schedule to get these badges out the door and into the hands of eager badge hackers and con attendees.

The good news is that we succeeded, and did so in time to put a completed badge in the hand of everyone who attended the conference (and we do have a few available if you didnt make it to the con). Join me after the break to learn what it took to make it all happen and see the time lapse of the final kitting process.

Some Important Thank Yous:

This badge was conceived and designed by [Mike Harrison] of...

19:00

Quote of the day "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It is the duty of a good shepherd to shear his sheep, not to skin them.  Tiberius who was born on this day in 42 BC.


Filed under: quotes Tagged: Tiberius

19:00

Video and Photo Evidence Now Even More Easily Faked and Fabricated "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Makia Freeman Photo evidence and video evidence has been relied on in academia, science, courts of law and elsewhere to prove or refute facts...

19:00

Germany reveals the total amount of its arms sales to Saudi Arabia and Egypt "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The German government has revealed that the total value of its arms sales to Saudi Arabia and Egypt in the third quarter of 2017 has quintupled in comparison to the same period last year. The news provoked a wave of outrage from the opposition. While Egypt and Saudi Arabia are engaged in a long-running bombing campaign in war-torn Yemen, Riyadh and Cairo appear to be among the top clients of the German arms industry. The money spent is also on the rise. The numbers have been disclosed in the Economy Ministry's answer to an information request filed by Left Party MP Stefan Liebich. According to the data, Egypt has taken first place with some 300 million ($352.5 million), skyrocketing from 45 million in the same period last year. Riyadh is also showing quite an appetite for German arms, importing 148 million ($173.9 million) worth of military equipment, going up from 41 million.

19:00

Whaleoil General Debate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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

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19:00

Catalan Independence and Media Hypocrisy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

1.3 million people marched in the streets of Barcelona on the 11th of November. They were protesting the arrest of Catalonian MPs and other officials. The charges? Sedition. The Catalan independence referendum was held peacefully and fairly. On the day votes were cast riot police broke up crowds and raided polling stations. People were injured trying to vote. To no ones surprise, the people of Catalonia voted AGAINST the people hitting them with sticks for wanting to be free. The Spanish government dissolved Catalonias local government and had MPs seized. The ex-President of Catalonia fled to Belgium. He has since been handed over to the Spanish government. 1.3 million people marched against this. Thats a one, a three, and five zeroes. The Spanish press didnt cover it. But fortunately, for now, people can upload reality to twitter. Watch this video of last nights protest of around a million people calling for Spain to release Catalan political prisoners. Then follow this link to see how this vast crowd was depicted on the front pages of Spain's

19:00

Is This Why Productivity Has Tanked and Wealth Inequality Has Soared? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

One of the enduring mysteries in conventional economics (along with why wages for the bottom 95% have stagnated) is the recent decline in productivity gains (see chart). Since gains in productivity are the ultimate source of higher wages, these issues are related. Simply put, advances in productivity are core to widespread prosperity.

But thats only half the problemproductivity gains have flowed to the top of the income-wealth pyramid as financialization and cartels have replaced real-world wealth creation as the source of wealth-income.

Longtime correspondent Zeus Y. recently identified one cause of declining productivity and the narrowing of financial gains in the top: the quasi-cartels that dominate our economy profit by introducing and maintaining inefficiencies, not eliminating them. This runs counter to the accepted wisdom in classical free-market capitalism that generating efficiencies increases profits.

Here is Zeuss explanation of this perverse dynamic:

With Big Data and Big Profit dominating the products, services, and platforms of everything from iOS operating updates to delivery of healthcare, lets make the plain-as-day argument: PROFIT and EXTRACTION MEANS PRODUCING INEFFICIENCIES, NOT ELIMINATING THEM.

They make their money by creating inefficiencies, bottlenecks, and gatekeepings that they can profit from. Every middleman function they can stick in their system is a potential profit source for them.

This was especially apparent to me in all the bugs I have experienced with Apple upgrades on my phone. I have to take the time to fix their screw-ups, which are designed to aggregate my data and usage to profit them. You see this with the manipulation of Facebook, creating a very black and white world that motivates and manipulates people to a froth with filters and algorithms that reinforce their biases.

This is not free and democratic access, but inefficient and narrow manipulation, cutting down on alternatives, possibilities, and better ways to think and do. What would a more efficient and democratic system look li...

19:00

Tax Reform Shaping Up to Be Bad for Individuals, High-Tax States "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By FS Staff Were finally hearing about the details of the GOP tax reform bill, and what were finding is that it has the potential to impact taxpayers in several ways, especially depending on where they live.

18:59

Killing of Green Beret Illuminates Dark Side of Famed Navy SEAL Team Six "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

After several months of investigation into the strangling of U.S. Army Green Beret Logan Melgar, the accounts of those at the center of the homicide investigation two members of the famed Navy SEAL Team Six have unraveled. The killing occurred while the SEALs and Melgar were on a secret assignment in the West African nation of Mali, where they were said to have been helping with training and counterterrorism efforts led by local and French forces.

Following Melgars sudden death, found by an autopsy to have been the result of homicide by asphyxiation, the two SEALs told their superiors that Melgar had been drunk and later became violent. However, Melgars autopsy showed no presence of alcohol or drugs at the time of his death and several sources, including Melgars wife, stated that he did not drink. Melgars wife later gave emails to investigators, including one in which Melgar told her that he had a bad feeling about two of his partners, both of whom were members of SEAL Team Six.

Now, as the Daily Beast reports, two special-operations sources have confirmed the likely reason for Melgars sudden death. Melgar had allegedly discovered that the two SEALs in question were illegally pocketing money from a fund used to pay informants in counterterrorism efforts.

Logan Melgar

34-year-old Staff Sgt. Logan J. Melgar was killed while on a secret assignment in Mali.

The SEALs had offered to let Melgar in on the scheme, but Melgar refused. A day later he was dead.

The New York Times...

18:58

Helping The Refugees "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

ROOT CAUSES OF REFUGEE CRISIS MUST BE ADDRESSED By Murray Horton, political activist and writer since 1969; organiser for the Anti-Bases Campaign (ABC, www.converge.org.nz/abc), ( and also for the Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA, www.cafca.org.nz)   The Prime Minister is to be congratulated for trying to do the decent thing by, in her words, offering []

18:56

House Approves $700B Cash Cow for Weapons Companies "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In a bipartisan show of support for endless war and out-of-control military spending, the House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved the nearly $700 billion National Defense Authorization Act of 2018 that aims to boost war outlays by $80 billionan amount that critics noted would easily cover the costs of free public college tuition and other initiatives that are frequently dismissed as too expensive.

The final vote tally was 357-70, with 127 Democrats throwing their support behind the bill. Sixty-seven Democratsincluding Reps. Barbara Lee of California, Keith Ellison of Minnesota, and John Conyers of Michiganvoted against the legislation.

In addition to providing cash for 90 F-35 jets20 more than President Donald Trump requestedthe measure also approves more than $12 billion for the Pentagons Missile Defense Agency, a massive boost in funding that comes amid soaring tensions between the United States and North Korea.

As the Associated Press notes, the legislation additionally includes money for as many as 28 additional Ground-Based Interceptors, which are anti-missile missiles that would be launched from underground silos in Alaska in the event the U.S. decided to try to shoot down a North Korean missile heading toward the United States. The interceptors are designed to directly hit the enemy missile outside the Earths atmosphere, obliterating it by the force of impact.

The House vote sets the stage for the Senate to debate the legislation shortly after Thanksgiving before sending it to Trumps desk. Because the measure far exceeds the $549 billion ceiling set by the Budget Control Act, House and Senate leaders must strike a budget deal that increases the caps in order to boost defense spending as prescribed by the bill, Politico reports.

Commentators were quick to slam the House for approving such a massive gift to the military while Flint still doesnt have drinking water, we are told we cannot have affordable single-payer, free college education is too costly, we do not have money to help the homeless, we do not have money to fix our infrastructure.

18:53

A history of violence "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Here we go again. Another murderous rampage: a gunman murdered his neighbors, then went driving through town, shooting at will. He attacked an elementary school, shot some children, and wandered around looking for more targets before he was killed himself. As usual, theres something in this guys history that isnt association with an Islamic terrorist group, or being black, or being crazy. He had a history of threatening, abusive behavior.

Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said the shooter was facing charges of assaulting one of the feuding neighbors in January and that she had a restraining order against him.

Johnston did not comment on the shooters access to firearms.

Johnston declined to identify the shooter until his relatives were notified, but he confirmed the gunman was charged with assault in January and had a restraining order placed against him.

OK, this seems to be an obvious rule to me: if you cant play nicely with your toys, they get taken away from you.

Someone beats their spouse, threatens to kill their neighbors, waves a gun around to intimidate someone, engages in stalking, gets a restraining order against them, the first thing the police ought to do is show up at their house with a list of their registered weapons (and all of their weapons will, of course, be registered) and tell the abuser that they have to surrender them until they learn to be nice. The privilege of owning a dangerous tool that can kill people is suspended when you demonstrate an inclination to use it for violence. Zip zoom bam, its automatic and swift and is just part of the process of keeping the peace.

Notice: if youre one of those lawful gun owners we hear about, theres no problem for you. Youve got a handgun that you own under the illusion that it will help defend your home, you have a few rifles that you use for duck and deer hunting, theres no concern that youll lose them, unless youre the kind of assdumpling who likes to threaten people when you get drunk, or thinks smacking around your wife and kids is a right of your manhood. You get in fights? You cant be trusted with a deadly weapon.

I expect responsible gun owners will gladly support more severe laws requiring confiscation of weapons from individuals with a history of irresponsible gun use and violence against their fellow citizens. Right? Right? The NRA is probably drafting legislation for this simple improvement in our laws right now.

18:52

Russia Passes Bill That Will Label US Media as Foreign Agents "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Moscow (GPA) The new laws would allow the Kremlin to apply the label to US media companies operating in Russia.

Russias Duma (the lower house of parliament) unanimously voted in favor of the measure. The proposal was drafted as a response to the US crackdown on Russian broadcaster RT which forced the network to register as a foreign agent with the US Department of Justice on Monday.

The new laws are included among the amendments as part of a larger bill that lays out a set of media regulations. The amendments concerning foreign media would place the responsibility of designating which outlets are foreign agents on the Russian Justice Ministry.

Related: Full Censorship: Twitter Removes All RT And Sputnik Ads

Reasons for a possible foreign agent designation can include networks run by foreign governments, corporations or individuals. Once the designation is applied to a media organization, they would have to brand themselves as such in all their reporting, as well as turn over regular financial reports to the Russian government.

As stated above, the reason for these new Russian laws is centered around the same designation being applied to the company which owns RT America, the Russian state-run media outlet in the US. Now the US media is outraged that Russia is doing the same thing, potentially targeting media outlets such as the privately-owned CNN or the US state-run outlets Voice of America (VOA), and Radio Free Europe (RFE).

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18:50

Man suffering from metabolic disease becomes first person to undergo internal gene editing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A California man suffering from a rare disease has become the first person ever to undergo an attempt to edit genes inside the body - however it's not clear what side-effects could result from the groundbreaking procedure. The experiment was carried out on Brian Madeux, a 44 year old with Hunter Syndrome, a metabolic disease that affects fewer than 10,000 people around the world. Madeux receives expensive weekly treatment to replace missing enzymes essential for breaking down certain carbohydrates. While the experiment will not eradicate the disease, it's hoped that a successful test will mean he will no longer have to undergo these regular treatments which can cost between $100,000 to $400,000 a year.

18:50

Sean Hannity warns of the 'clear and present danger' that anti-free speech groups like Media Matters for America pose "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Fox News host Sean Hannity warned viewers Monday of the "clear and present danger" from anti-free speech groups such as Media Matters for America, in the wake of a controversy in which the left-wing activist group successfully got Keurig to stop advertising on Hannity's show. "Conservative voices in this country for years we have been facing a clear and present danger. This is an unprecedented act that is happening in this country and it has to do with people, right now if you support this president, if you're a conservative...you're a target," he warned. Keurig announced Saturday it had stopped advertising on Hannity after pressure from Media Matters - who claimed the Fox host had been sympathetic when interviewing Judge Roy Moore over allegations of sexual misconduct. Moore has denied the most serious of the allegations against him. However, after a counter-protest that featured conservatives destroying their Keurig coffee machines, the company's CEO emerged Monday to walk back the boycott and apologize for its actions.

18:50

Europe Is The Prime Example Of What Is Coming To The United States: This Modern Invasion Makes Saladins Armies Pale In Comparison "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Europe Is The Prime Example Of What Is Coming To The United States: This Modern Invasion Makes Saladins Armies Pale In Comparison by Jeremiah Johnson SHTFPlan Normally this topic is covered gingerly, and with the 1st Amendment of the...

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18:49

Death toll reaches 15, still 3 missing in floods. PM Tsipras declares national mourning "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The drama in West Attica floods has no end.  The bodies of more and more people who died in the floods have been recovered. The majority of them were elderly trapped in their homes, unable to escape the powerful force of the rushing waters bring mud and rubble from the mountain. By 6 o clock

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18:48

NumPy will drop Python 2 support "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The NumPy project is phasing out support for Python 2. "The Python core team plans to stop supporting Python 2 in 2020. The NumPy project has supported both Python 2 and Python 3 in parallel since 2010, and has found that supporting Python 2 is an increasing burden on our limited resources; thus, we plan to eventually drop Python 2 support as well. Now that we're entering the final years of community-supported Python 2, the NumPy project wants to clarify our plans, with the goal of to helping our downstream ecosystem make plans and accomplish the transition with as little disruption as possible." NumPy releases will fully support both Python 2 and Python 3 until December 31, 2018. New feature releases will support only Python 3 as of January 1, 2019. (Thanks to Nathaniel Smith)

18:47

REPORT: Audio Recordings Show Russian Officials Suggested Bribery to Bill & Hillary Clinton in Exchange for Favors "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In an appearance Tuesday evening on Fox News program Hannity, author of Clinton Cash, Peter Schweizer told Sean Hannity that audio recordings reportedly show Russian officials suggesting they would be open to bribing Bill and Hillary Clinton in exchange for favors. 

Peter Schweitzer: We now have this whistle-blower that has come forward who reportedly has audio recordings of Russian officials talking about using bribery to get favors from the Clintons, giving donations to the Clinton Foundation. That has yet to appear, but I think that will be pretty strong.

Partial transcript as follows via Breitbart News:

HANNITY: Joining us now, the man who got the started, author of the book, Clinton Cash, Peter Schweizer, Fox News contributor, former deputy assistant to the President, Sebastian Gorka. Peter, you got this started, you watch this unfold today, and I want to get your initial reaction. I also want to talk about I want you to give us the money aspect to this as it relates to the Clintons, who paid who, when and where, and how active and involved were they in this deal?

SCHWEIZER: Well, look, Sean, Ive always felt the evidence was very clear. And I dont know that hesitation is at the Department of Justice. There were several facts that no one debates. Fact number one, you have the Kazakh uranium minister Moukhtar Dzhakishev in a 2010 video deposition describing in great detail how Bill and Hillary Clinton shook him down and shook down Kazakh officials to compel them to give uranium assets to Frank Giustra, who is the founder of Uranium One. Nobody disputes that. That is clear.

We now have this whistle-blower that has come forward who reportedly has audio recordings of Russian officials talking about using bribery to get favors from the Clintons, giving donations to the Clinton Foundation. That has yet to appear, but...

18:46

Unionized Metro Transit Workers Authorize Strike During Super Bowl "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Staff of Star Tribune - Unionized bus drivers, LRT operators and others at Metro Transit voted overwhelmingly to reject a final contract offer and authorize a strike during Super Bowl festivities next year. The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1005, which represents about 2,500 workers at Metro Transit, voted 93 percent in favor of rejecting the Metropolitan Councils last contract offer and authorizing a strike during the period leading up to the Super Bowl. The vote was held on Sunday and Monday. The union says theres disagreement over proposed changes to work rules, outsourcing and security for bus drivers. Mark Lawson, ATU Local 1005 president, said in a statement theres still time to reach a contract before the Super Bowl, which is expected to attract up to 1 million enthusiasts leading up to footballs big day. Met Council officials on Monday stood by their statement last week that they are confident a deal can be reached before the Super Bowl. A mediator from the state Bureau of Mediation Services has been involved in the negotiations.

18:46

Kneeler League Ratings Continue Slide as Anti-Police National Anthem Protests Continue "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The NFL has already lost 2.5 million viewers so far this year.

After decades of American tradition of standing at attention during the National Anthem the National Football League started their own tradition last year and allowed players to kneel, sit, or stretch during the National Anthem before the games.


The Bears-Packers game was half empty on Sunday.

NFL viewership also continues to slide.

Monday Night Football ratings reached a season low this week as Pantherss beat the Dolphins.

Via Free Republic:

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18:45

'Get back or you're next': Cops threaten mother when she asks them to stop punching her son in the face "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A family is horrified and is seeking justice after watching multiple police officers manhandle and punching a teen in the face multiple times during a routine traffic stop. To make matters worse, the cop doing the punching threatened the mother of the teen for asking officers to stop. An internal investigation is now underway after video of the incident surfaced and subsequently went viral on social media. In the short video, we see 18-year-old Aaron Kearney held up against a vehicle by several cops as a female officer repeatedly punches him in the face. "Don't hurt my son," Kearney's mother cries to police. "You're punching my son." "I am," a female officer is heard responding, "get back." That unidentified female officer is the one who refuses to stop punching Kearney in the face.

18:45

49% of Americans Favor Mandatory Military Service for US Youth "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Carey Wedler Nearly half of Americans favor mandatory military service for the countrys youth, according to a recent poll from Gallup. The polling organization surveyed 1,006...

18:45

FDA Approves "Digital" Pill "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a "digital pill" that contains a sensor intended to track whether a patient has taken their medicine:

For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a digital pill a medication embedded with a sensor that can tell doctors whether, and when, patients take their medicine. The approval, announced late on Monday, marks a significant advance in the growing field of digital devices designed to monitor medicine-taking and to address the expensive, longstanding problem that millions of patients do not take drugs as prescribed.

Experts estimate that so-called non-adherence or noncompliance to medication costs about $100 billion a year, much of it because patients get sicker and need additional treatment or hospitalization. "When patients don't adhere to lifestyle or medications that are prescribed for them, there are really substantive consequences that are bad for the patient and very costly," said Dr. William Shrank, chief medical officer of the health plan division at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Ameet Sarpatwari, an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School, said the digital pill "has the potential to improve public health," especially for patients who want to take their medication but forget. But, he added, "if used improperly, it could foster more mistrust instead of trust."

FDA news release.


Original Submission

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18:44

Can Cities Use Crowdfunding to Raise Awareness About Climate Change? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Earlier this year, the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, a research group based in Paris, France, published a brief report on how local cities were using crowdfunding to pay for development projects. Laura Brimont conducted the research.

18:43

Want to boycott Israel? Be my guest, there will be a pricetag Israeli official warns Europe "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A high official in the Israeli government says that the groups supporting BDS, or Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel, are doing a great job, and Israel has to come up with more aggressive ways to counter them. If you want to promote boycotts against Israel, be my guest, its your right. But there will be a price tag, Ron Brummer said last week.

The new battlefield for BDS is in Europe, where companies are under growing pressure to divest from the West Bank. The way to counter that pressure is to pass anti-BDS legislation in American states (as state legislatures and governors have done in Texas, California, Maryland, New York, and other states), so that if a company boycotts the West Bank, it loses 10s of millions in U.S. contracts, said Brummer, the executive director for operations of the Israeli Ministry for Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy.

And Israel advocates must explain that there is no distinction between boycotting the West Bank and boycotting Israel. There is only one economy between the river and the sea, Brummer said. If you want to divest from the West Bank, Judea and Samaria, you have to divest from Israel, which means you boycott Israel completely, he said.

Brummer also called on American Jews to give money to Jewish groups in Europe and South American to fight BDS, because throughout history, Jews have always helped each other.

Brummer spoke at the Israeli American Council last Sunday, November 5 an organization funded by Sheldon Adelson in a panel titled The Real BDS: Bigotry, Discrimination and Slander. The room was jammed with about 150 people, many young activists. The panel featured Shilo Adler, a leader from an illegal Israeli settlement in the West Bank, Eli.

Let me go through Brummers points and then the points of two other pro-Israel advocates who are fighting BDS.

BDS groups are doing a great job, Brummer said:

The BDS organizations or the delegitimization organizations have evolved. They have improved. They are doing a great job on the other side and we have to adapt ourselves.

But BDS is really anti-Semitism:

BDS as we see it is only the symptom, the current face of something much, much, much deeper, much more established, much more ancient, and that is, the delegitimization of Israel as the Jewish state, as the homeland of the Jewish people. During history, many forces have tried to delegitimize us. Maybe through endless wars, terror, guerrilla, unilateral moves in the U.N. a...

18:42

More Confederate Monument Topplers Get All Felony Charges Dropped "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Why bother to have any law at all? Just give in to all the anarchists now. They caught them on video, they even raided their houses and got evidence of the planning of the event. But theyre dropping the charges with their lawyer claiming theres no evidence. And this is why George Soros is buying []

18:41

Global manipulator George Soros dumps Facebook, Twitter and Apple stock "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings show the George Soros' investment fund has disposed of its holdings in Apple and Snap in the last quarter, reducing stakes in other tech giants such as Facebook and Twitter. According to the filings, the fund sold 1,700 shares of Apple and 1.55 million of Snap stock. It also reduced its stake in Twitter by 5,700 shares while still holding 18,400 shares of the social media site. The investor got rid of 367,262 shares in Facebook; he has now 109,451 of the network's shares.

18:40

"The Unbearable Slowness Of Fourth Turnings" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"The Unbearable Slowness Of Fourth Turnings"
by James Quinn

The next Fourth Turning is due to begin shortly after the new millennium, midway through the Oh-Oh decade. Around the year 2005, a sudden spark will catalyze a Crisis mood. Remnants of the old social order will disintegrate. Political and economic trust will implode. Real hardship will beset the land, with severe distress that could involve questions of class, race, nation and empire. The very survival of the nation will feel at stake. Sometime before the year 2025, America will pass through a great gate in history, commensurate with the American Revolution, Civil War, and twin emergencies of the Great Depression and World War II. Strauss & Howe, "The Fourth Turning" 

This Fourth Turning was ignited suddenly in September 2008 as the housing bubble, created by the Federal Reserve and their criminal puppeteer owners on Wall Street, collapsed, revealing the greatest control fraud in world history. A crisis mood was catalyzed as the stock market dropped 50%, unemployment surged to highs not seen since 1981, foreclosures exploded, and captured politicians bailed out the criminal bankers with the tax dollars of the victims.

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18:40

Russia Offers Venezuela Debt Relief "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Moscow agrees to restructure $3 billion in debt it is owed by its South American ally

Updated Nov. 15, 2017 12:19 p.m. ET

MOSCOWRussia threw a lifeline to Venezuela on Wednesday, restructuring the more than $3 billion it is owed by its economically and politically troubled South American ally.

The Russian Finance Ministry said the debt of $3.15 billion would now be repaid over 10 years, with minimal repayments during the first six years.

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Russia and Venezuela agree $3bn debt restructuring

18:39

Israel Lobby Is Slowly Being Dragged Into The Light "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Jonathan Cook for Counter Punch - The scandal surrounding Priti Patel, who was forced to resign as Britains international aid minister last week after secret meetings with Israeli officials during a family holiday, offers a small, opaque window on the UKs powerful Israel lobby. Patels off-the-books meetings with 12 Israelis, including prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, were organised by a British lobbyist in violation of government rules requiring careful documentation of official meetings. That is to prevent conflicts of interest and illicit lobbying by foreign powers. Government protocol was flouted again when Patel headed to the Golan Heights, occupied Syrian territory, escorted by the Israeli army. There she was shown an Israeli military field hospital that patches up Syrians, including Al Qaeda-affiliated fighters, wounded in Syrias civil war. Afterwards, Patel pressed for the Israeli army, one of the most powerful in the world, to receive a chunk of Britains overseas aid. Meanwhile, she has sought to cut aid to the Palestinians, including to vital projects in Gaza. A clue as to how she reached such absurd humanitarian priorities is provided in the figure of Stuart Polak, mentor on her Israel holiday. The honorary president of Conservative Friends of Israel, Lord Polak has recruited four-fifths of Conservative MPs, and almost every government minister, to a group whose explicit goal is to advance Israeli interests in Britain.

18:39

Thanksgiving outlook: Brutal cold and snow will blast the Midwest; storm may brew in the East "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While warmth builds in the Southwest, re-surging cold air may trigger frequent snow in the Great Lakes and help spin up a storm along the East Coast around Thanksgiving Day. Following a storm and shot of cold air that sweeps across the northern part of the nation into this weekend, there is the potential for very cold air with a punishing wind to take root over the Midwest and Northeast during the long Thanksgiving weekend. "If indications are correct, some locations may be hit by up to one foot of snow, while gusty winds sweep cold air from the northern Plains to the Gulf Coast, Appalachians and eventually the Atlantic Seaboard," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson. It is during that press of arctic air when another storm may come about with a swath of steady rain, ice and snow in the Northeast. A piece of the Polar Vortex may break loose and settle in the swath from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The jet stream is a high speed river of air at the level where jets cruise at.

18:38

"Quelling information rebellions" - Limited free speech and media censorship suggested as a remedy to Russian interference "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nearly a year after the presidential election, the scandal over accusations of Russian political interference in the 2016 election has gone beyond Donald Trump and reached into the nebulous world of online media. On November 1, Congress held hearings on "Extremist Content and Russian Disinformation Online." The proceedings saw executives from Facebook, Twitter and Youtube subjected to tongue-lashings from lawmakers like Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, who howled about Russian online trolls "spread[ing] stories about abuse of black Americans by law enforcement." In perhaps the most chilling moment of the hearings, and the most overlooked, Clint Watts, a former U.S. Army officer who had branded himself an expert on Russian meddling, appeared before a nearly empty Senate chamber. Watts conjured up a stark landscape of American carnage, with shadowy Russian operatives stage managing the chaos. "Civil wars don't start with gunshots, they start with words," he proclaimed. "America's war with itself has already begun. We all must act now on the social media battlefield to quell information rebellions that can quickly lead to violent confrontations and easily transform us into the Divided States of America."

18:36

Erdogan pledges military support for Qatar on Doha visit "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Undefined

The two countries reportedly signed a number of financial, tourism and research agreements

18:36

BBC Tells "Raqqa's Dirty Secret" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BBC Tells Raqqas Dirty Secret

Oh wow, did you know that the US, Britain and their Kurdish lackies conspired to transport "ISIS" safely out of Raqqa!?!? The BBC presents their report as if it's something shocking, but, necessary. The entire article stinks of damage control!
I read the so called report, but really didnt need to-


As my readers had been duly informed- 

October 08/2017: US Commander:Final Assault to Take Raqqa From ISIS Begins Sunday

"ISIS"(PKK/YPG/Assorted special ops and a veneer of Arabs) is converging in one convenient location where they will be loaded up covertly and transported to Deir ez Zor. To fight SAA and allies.
 After all a stadium is convenient location for an irregular army to converge for ease of transport. This move can easily be obscured by darkness. The presence of other troops. Distracting/frightening gunfire sure to keep the curious away. What a great way to hide from civilians and other prying eyes while covertly moving fighters from one place (Raqqa) to another (Deir ez Zor)

I followed up with this post: US Backed Forces Take Raqqa After ISIS "surrenders"


What was set to occur was as obvious, as obvious could be!  I certainly did not need the BBC to tell dirty secrets that were totally apparent to me 6 weeks ago.  If this is journalism? I can see why journalism is in such a sorry state- Sorry BBC, had you told me two months ago, I might have thought wow that is journalism but nearly two months after the fact, can only be seen as damage control!

Notice the dramatic narration?:




From earlier:

Mugabe under "house arrest" Emmerson Mnangawa, Man of the Hour

 Following up from last night- Zimbabwe Coup in Process?

Yesterday:

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18:36

Its Time to Call the Housing Crisis What It Really Is: The Largest Transfer of Wealth in Living Memory "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Laurie Macfarlane and cross-posted from Open Democracy

One of the basic claims of capitalism is that people are rewarded in line with their effort and productivity. Another is that the economy is not a zero sum game. The beauty of a capitalist economy, we are told, is that people who work hard can get rich without making others poorer.

But how does this stack up in modern Britain, the birthplace of capitalism and many of its early theorists? Last week, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released new data tracking how wealth has evolved over time. On paper, the UK has indeed become much wealthier in recent decades. Net wealth has more than tripled since 1995, increasing by over 7 trillion. This is equivalent to an average increase of nearly 100,000 per person. Impressive stuff. But where has all this wealth come from, and who has it benefitted?

Just over 5 trillion, or three quarters of the total increase, is accounted for by increase in the value of dwellings another name for the UK housing stock. The Office for National Statistics explains that this is largely due to increases in house prices rather than a change in the volume of dwellings. This alone is not particularly surprising. We are forever told about the importance of getting a foot on the property ladder. The housing market has long been viewed as a perennial source of wealth.

But the price of a property is made up of two distinct components: the price of the building itself, and the price of the land that the structure is built upon. This year the ONS has separated out these two components for the first time, and the results are quite astounding.

In just two decades the market value of land has quadrupled, increasing recorded wealth by over 4 trillion. The driving force behind rising house prices and the UKs growing wealth has been rapidly escalating land prices.

For those who own property, this has provided enormous benefits. According to the Resolution Foundation, homeowners born in the 1940s and 1950s gained...

18:36

Cards Against Humanity Announces Plan to Stop Border Wall "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Tuesday, the creators of the popular politically incorrect game, Cards Against Humanity, announced their strategy to foil President Trumps notorious plans for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Its 2017, and the government is being run by a toilet. We have no choice: Cards Against Humanity is going to save America, they wrote on the site announcing their new holiday promotion.

According to a promotional video in the form of a satirical historical mockumentary of current times:

In the early part of the 21st century, Donald Trump had just been elected president of the United States. The American empire was in decline. After decades of global supremacy, the people had become lazy and stupid.

According to the website they launched specifically for the promotion:

Donald Trump is a preposterous golem who is afraid of Mexicans. He is so afraid that he wants to build a twenty-billion-dollar wall that everyone knows will accomplish nothing.

So weve purchased a plot of vacant land on the border and retained a law firm specializing in eminent domain to make it as time-consuming and expensive as possible for the wall to get built.

According to the companys video, which channels Mike Judges cult classic film Idiocracy, everyone who contributes $15 to the promotion will receive a small plot of the land in addition to six surprises throughout the month of December.

On the first day of the campaign, Cards Against Humanity purchased acres of land on the US-Mexico border and didnt build a wall on it. They retained a law firm to fight the U.S. government and prevent them from ever building the wall, says a historian in the promo video.

Cards Against Humanity says they intend to fight injustice, lies, racism, the whole enchilada.

Despite the humor of the campaign, its unclear whether it will actually be effective or relevant. The federal government has already made it clear it intends to seize private property in order to move forward with construction, though the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border...

18:33

Russian Hack Attack on Britains Energy Grid Confirmed by Cyber Security Chief "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russia has hacked Britains energy grid in a devastating suspected bid to one day blackout Britain.

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18:33

John Kerry's Deadly Embrace of Saudi Arabia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

What we're seeing in Saudi Arabia today is not an attempt to bring the country into modernity, nor is it enactment of a new anti-corruption policy, as the Saudis have claimed. Instead, it's a coup. Muhammad bin Salman, the king's son, deposed his cousin, Muhammad bin Nayif, and immediately began to put his personal imprimatur on the kingdom.

18:33

Heres what real US-Russian collusion looks like "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Heres what real US-Russian collusion looks like

By Jon Rappoport

The late great author and researcher, Antony Sutton (1925-2002), labored for many years to unearth US-Russian collusion at the highest levels. Thats why Sutton was censored by mainstream news and academic institutions.

The Best Enemy Money Can Buy (1986), and his three-volume classic, Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development, published between 1968 and 1973, exposed the deep historic relationship between US and Russian power players.

The recent Clinton Uranium One scandal, which gave Putin control over 20% of American uranium, should be viewed in the context of a much larger history.

Sutton meticulously documented the transfer of key technologies from the West to the USSR.

Why would the Rockefellers, Armand Hammer, and others take the lead in such a covert transfer program, over the course of decades? Because: money and profits, on one level.

On another level, bolstering the Russian Communist/Socialist State was part of the elite Rockefeller plan to expand socialism, in many forms, across countries all over the world.

Under the phony guise of helping the downtrodden establish a new and better world for all, the socialist goal was, as usual, top-down control. The theoretical foundation (Marx) was modern; the tyranny was as old as the hills.

Further, supplying Russia with vital technology it sorely lacked would eventually produce the Cold War. That mighty stand-off was a gigantic money maker. It was also created as a threat to Europe, which justified the rise of the European Unionanother major Rockefeller/CFR/Bilderberg plan to extend the covert agenda of Socialist Globalism. The EU IS a regional face of Globalism.

With this brief introduction in tow, here are key Antony Sutton quotes from his 1986 book, The Best Enemy Money Can Buy. The quotes were compiled by Rolf Kenneth Aristos, at http://www.rolfkenneth.no/NWO_review_Sutton_Soviet.html:

In Korea we have direct killing of Americans with Soviet weapons. The American casualty roll in the Korean War was 33,730 killed and 103,284 woundedThe 130,000-man North Korean Army, which crossed the South Korean border in June 1950, was trained, supported, and equipped by the Soviet Union, and included a brigade of Soviet T-34 medium tanks (with U.S. Christie suspensions). The artillery tractors were direct metric copies of Caterpillar tractors. The trucks came from the Henry Ford-Gorki plant or the ZIL plant. The North Korean Air Force has 180 Yak planes built in plants with U.S. Lend-Lease equipment. These Yaks were later replaced by MiG-15s powered by Russian copies of Rolls-Royce jet e...

18:33

Bitcoin climbs to $13,500 in Zimbabwe following news of military coup and currency shortages "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bitcoin is trading at $13,500 in Zimbabwe, at almost double the value of the cryptocurrency on international exchanges. Demand for bitcoin has surged dramatically in the cash-strapped African country after the military seized power on Wednesday. According to the local exchange Golix, the price of bitcoin has risen almost 10 percent in Zimbabwe on news of the coup. The country also faces serious shortages of hard currency. Zimbabwe hasn't had its own currency since 2009 when hyperinflation wiped out the local dollar. In 2008, the central bank printed a 100 trillion note, and inflation topped 500 billion percent. Since then, Zimbabwe has been using the US dollar and South African rand, among other currencies.

18:32

Credit-card delinquencies pile up and household debt rises by $116 billion "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The numbers: Household debt rose by $116 billion, or 0.9%, to $12.96 trillion in the third quarter, the New York Fed said Tuesday. That's the highest level in nominal terms, though not when compared to the size of the economy. Credit-card debt rose by 3.1% while home equity lines of credit, or HELOC, balances fell by 0.9%. There were small gains in mortgage, student and auto debt. Flows into credit-card and auto loans delinquencies rose, with 4.6% of credit card debt 90 days or more delinquent, up from 4.4% in the second quarter, and 2.4% of auto loan debt seriously delinquent, up from 2.3%. That's still nowhere near the 9.6% of student loan debt that is delinquent, which itself is understated because about half of those loans are currently in deferment, grace periods or in forbearance. What happened: U.S. households aren't aggressively leveraging up, and the ones that are did so had better credit. The higher level of auto loan originations was mainly to prime borrowers, and the median credit score to individuals originating new mortgages ticked up to 760 from 754.

18:31

Antifa Member Building Chemical Weapon Of Mass Destruction Arrested "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Christopher Langer, a 31-year-old Antifa member from Orlando, Florida, has been arrested after police found explosive devices, human remains, and 200 containers filled with chemical and biological materials that police warn was one step away [...]

18:30

What Pisses Me Off About Roy Moore and Stupid F&%king Republicans (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

What Pisses Me Off About Roy Moore and Stupid F&%king Republicans Video Stefan Molynuex As the future of the United States of America hangs in the balance, the Republicans are predictably cowering to the latest Democrat smear attempts aimed...

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18:30

Taking an Honest Look at Americas Relationship With Oil and Gas "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Richness in natural resources has undeniably been an essential component to the success of the United States. In our short history, the USA has been both reliant on other nations for oil... The post Taking an Honest Look at Americas Relationship With Oil and Gas appeared first on disinformation.

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18:30

The Stock Market Has Gone Up More Than 5 Trillion Dollars Since Donald Trump Was Elected "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Stock Market Has Gone Up More Than 5 Trillion Dollars Since Donald Trump Was Elected | Donald-Trump-Cabinet-Meeting-Donald-Trump-On-Twitter | Economy & Business Trump

One year ago we witnessed the greatest miracle in political history, and since that time we have also witnessed one of the greatest miracles in financial history.  On November 8th, 2016 the Dow closed at 18,332.74. On Wednesday, it closed at 23,563.36.  U.S. stocks have increased in value by about 5.4 trillion dollars since Donald Trump was elected, and I dont think that we have seen anything quite like this ever before.  So does Donald Trump deserve the credit for this unprecedented stock market run?  Many experts are at least giving him part of the credit

Greg Valliere, chief global strategist at Horizon Investments, says outgoing Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen deserves much of the credit because the Feds policy of low interest rates has helped maintain a good economy and favors stocks over other investments.

But Trump, he adds, gets some credit for establishing a pro-business climate in Washington. Trump also gets kudos for rolling back business regulations and pushing for a big tax cut for U.S. corporations, which investors say will boost corporate profitability.

Without a doubt, a Trump victor...

18:30

Saudi Coup Signals War And The New World Order Reset "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Brandon Smith For years now, I have been warning about the relationship of interdependency between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia and how this relationship,...

18:30

Turks heeding Erdogan's call to get rid of dollars & buy gold "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The latest World Gold Council report shows Turkey has sharply ramped up gold buying with both the central bank and ordinary people joining the rush. "Bar and coin purchases, a measure of investment demand, were 47 metric tons so far in 2017, compared with 14.8 tons in the same period a year ago," ZeroHedge quotes the report as saying. The Turkish central bank has bought almost 30.4 tons of gold this year. The surge in buying is reportedly triggered by state measures aimed at diversifying international reserves in light of rising tensions between Turkey and its traditional Western allies the US and Europe.

18:30

Face of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

My head hurts. We elect people to parliament. The immediate effect is a lot of rolling back of National policy.  Slash and burn. None of the nation-building stuff has started. Lots of free money is handed out. Winston becomes invisible. Then the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister go overseas where they look after []

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18:29

Joe Bidens Secret Service Agent: Biden Is A Clumsy Sexual Predator "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Creepy Joe Bidens former Secret Service agent has gone on the record describing the former VPs creepy behavior, admitting that We had to cancel the VP Christmas get together at the Vice Presidents house because Biden [...]

18:29

Trumps HHS Pick Worked For Groups Suing To Hide Drug Pricing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Alex Kotch and Lydia O'neal for International Business Times - Not only did Azar work at Eli Lilly for 10 years, the final five of which he was president, he was a board member of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the primary lobbying group for the biotech industry, of which Eli Lilly is a member. Azar left both positions in January to launch a biopharmaceutical and health care consulting firm, Seraphim Strategies LLC. Should he become HHS secretary, hed be overseeing Eli Lilly and his former clients. Prior to joining Eli Lilly, Azar was deputy HHS secretary under President George W. Bush. The political strategies of Eli Lilly, BIO and another industry lobbying group, including efforts to fight drug pricing transparency and defend their patents in order to keep prices high, shed light on the pro-industry approach that Azar is likely to take as HHS director, should he be confirmed. In June, the Nevada state legislature passed a law to increase transparency in drug pricing, requiring companies to disclose information on manufacturing, marketing and advertising costs and profits for essential diabetes drugs. It also targets pharmacy benefit managers and aims to obtain information about confidential rebates. Eli Lilly is one of the biggest manufacturers of diabetes drugs and has come under intense criticism for consistently increasing the price of these drugs.

18:29

Tips for an Information Security Analyst/Pentester career - Ep. 37: ARP Spoofing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Computer networks work thanks to several protocols.

One of the most important network protocols is ARP (Address Resolution Protocol), converting IP addresses into MAC addresses.

The way it works is the following: a client needs to communicate with another client on the same network but it doesn't know its MAC address, it only knows its IP address.

The client sends a broadcast request with that specific information and the client that IP address was assigned to replies with its MAC address.

Both clients keep track of this learned information in their respective ARP tables.

 

Scenario

We have a local network with two clients (two virtual machines built based off Georgia Weidman's book), which are both assigned a static IP address in a bridged network configuration.

TARGET MACHINES
  • Windows XP SP3:  192.168.1.61
  • Linux Ubuntu 8.10: 192.168.1.85

These two clients communicate with each other.

ATTACKING MACHINE 

The attacker runs a Kali Linux machine sitting on the same network and sniffing the traffic on the 192.168.1.92 IP address.

The attacker would like to intercept all the traffic between these two machines but this is impossible in a normal switched network.

Of course, the graphs below are simplified, because our two target machines communicate with the router as well, but bear with me for the purposes of this demonstration.
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18:27

JFK files reveal CIA blocked access to Jim Angleton's files, obscuring CIA crimes and possible assassination info "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The CIA delayed responding to requests for information about its longtime counter-espionage chief, James Angleton, as it tried to minimize the disclosure of his activities related to Soviet defectors and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, newly released documents show. "Don't answer his initial request any sooner than necessary," said a May 31, 1979, internal CIA memo about a Freedom of Information Act request from author David Martin, who is now a CBS News correspondent. "When we do, deny release of any of the information, maintaining it is still classified and involves protection of sources and methods." Martin was seeking information about the agency's handling of Yuri Nosenko, a former KGB agent who defected to the United States in 1964. Angleton and some of his colleagues in the CIA and FBI considered Nosenko a possible double agent. The CIA memo was one of dozens about Angleton included in the 13,213 files released last week by the National Archives. They show the concerns and frustrations about the work Angleton did during his CIA tenure and the difficulty investigators had in getting access to his files at the agency. Angleton was the agency's main conduit of information to the Warren Commission, the seven-member panel appointed by President Lyndon Johnson to investigate the assassination. Angleton did not tell the commission about the CIA's involvement in attempts to overthrow or kill Cuban communist dictator Fidel Castro, which factored into later conspiracy theories.

18:26

Chelsea Clinton Caught Praising Sharia Law On Twitter "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Chelsea Clinton describes herself as a staunch feminist who believes in equal rights for men and women, but yesterday we caught her praising Sharia law on Twitter! Chelsea Clinton tweeted out a People article celebrating [...]

18:26

Anti-Abortion GOP Congress Shrugs as Program That Helps New Mothers Expires "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Barney Frank once quipped that Republicans who call themselves pro-life believe that life begins at conception and ends at birth.

Nowhere would that punchline land harder than on the current Congress, composed of lawmakers who are at once pushing past the boundaries of Roe v. Wade, while undermining a range of policies that would make life slightly less difficult for expectant and new mothers.

The GOP tax reform proposal initially came after the adoption tax credit, while Congress has allowed the childrens health insurance program to expire and, now, is doing the same for a program that funds nurses and social workers to coach at-risk new moms, beginning during pregnancy and lasting until the child turns 2 years old.

The programs have lapsed as Republicans struggle to find ways to pay for them, even as they gallop toward an unpaid-for series of corporate tax cuts that could cost the government trillions in lost revenue.

The lapsed program that has received the least attention is also one of the most effective. The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program was launched as a pilot program by the Bush administration, which then signed it into law after it was implemented as legislation by a Democratic Congress in 2008. It is routinely held up as a model of evidence-based policymaking, because the law sets an outcome Congress wants, but leaves it to people on the ground to get there and prove that they got the result they promised.

It began largely as a program involving nurses or social workers, but has expanded to other paraprofessionals who have been able to ease a new mom into the daunting world of parenting.

The program expired at the end of September due to congressional inaction and battles over its funding. Though MIECHV is relatively small, its part of a package of programs meant to help vulnerable children and families, along with the Childrens Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, which expired at the same time.

The House introduced a bill,...

18:26

Mozilla takes on Google Chrome by launching faster new Firefox Quantum browser "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Meet Firefox Quantum that has improved speed and lower RAM usage compared to Chrome

According to Mozilla, the new browser is twice as fast as Firefox 52 from six months ago. Its by far the biggest update weve had since we launched Firefox 1.0 in 2004, the company wrote in a blog post.

Firefox Quantum is over twice as fast as Firefox from 6 months ago, built on a completely overhauled core engine with brand new technology stolen from our advanced research group, and graced with a beautiful new look designed to get out of the way and let you do what you do best.

Quantum now comes with a new CSS engine called Quantum CSS or Stylo. Quantum CSS allows the browser to take advantage of the modern hardware with multi-core processes and low power consumption. While Mozilla has claimed Quantum CSS to be twice as fast as the older Firefox browser, there are some operations that can load up to 18 times faster because of it. It is also claimed that Firefox Quantum uses 30 percent less memory than its competitors like Chrome, Edge, and Safari on Windows operating systems.

Further, Mozilla has also made changes to enhance the outward appearance of the browser. It boasts a stylish new user interface (UI), dubbed as Photon, which streamlines a number of elements included in previous versions of Firefox. It is designed to provide smooth and fast performance when browsing your favorite websites.

To create Photon, our user research team studied how people browsed the web, wrote Mozillas Mark Mayo. We looked at real world hardware to make Firefox look great on any display, and we made sure that Firefox looks and works like Firefox regardless of the device youre using. Our designers created a system that scales to more than just current hardware but lets us expand in the future.

Other features include Pocket, the read-later client, which has now been improved by Mozilla to di...

18:25

In-depth: IEA predicts rise of cheap renewables and Chinas move away from coal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The global energy system is in a state of flux. Renewables are experiencing rapid deployment and steep pricefalls. A growing portion of global energy is provided by electricity. Theres a slow, but apparently inexorable move away from coal in China. And theres a surge in natural gas and oil production in the US.

These are just some of the insights in the latest annual World Energy Outlook (WEO), which was published by the International Energy Agency (IEA) this week. Specifically, some of the WEOs key points include:

  • Solar power will be cheaper than coal, on average, in China, India and the US between 2025 and 2030.
  • Renewables will make up two-thirds of total global investment in new power plants and will be the single largest source of additional energy added up to 2040.
  • By 2040, China will add electricity generation equivalent to the entire US power system. India will add electricity generation the size of the EU.
  • Chinese coal use will peak in the next few years and fall 15% by 2040.
  • One out of four cars on the road in China will be electric by 2040.
  • However, current and planned new policies are still far from enough to avoid severe impacts of climate change.

The hefty 763-page report provides three different scenarios of what the world might look like in 2040: one where current policies are followed; one where new policies are introduced in-line with Paris Agreement commitments; and one where nations quickly take steps to limit warming to no more than 2C.

The report examines the different ways in which the worlds use of energy might change over the next two decades in each of these scenarios.

Scenarios of future energy use

The IEA, an international intergovernmental organisation established in 1974 in the wake of the oil crisis, releases an annual World Energy Outlook report projecting future energy trends over the next few decades.

The figure below shows the three future energy scenarios in this years report, along with the relative mix of energy sources used and resulting CO2 emissions

  • The current policies scenario (left-hand chart) envisions no new government programmes to support clean energy or efficiency.
  • The new policies scenario (middle) shows where new policies are adopted in-line with Paris Agreement commitments and other policies that have been announced, but not yet implemented.
  • ...

18:24

Hungary Says US Meddling in Domestic Affairs by Funding New Media Outlets "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Hungarys foreign minister on Wednesday accused the United States government of meddling in his countrys internal affairs and upcoming election campaign by offering to fund objective media in Hungary.The U.S. has expressed concerns about negative trends for press freedom in Hungary, such as a dwindling number of independent news outlets and the increasing control people close to the government have in the media market.

The U.S. State Department last week called for grant applications from media outlets in Hungary based outside Budapest. One goal of the $700,000 program is to improve the quality of local traditional and online media and increase the publics access to reliable and unbiased information.

Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said that the U.S. move was shocking and unusual among allies.

We dont do such things and we expect our allies to refrain from doing so, as well, Szijjarto said.

Over the past month, Hungarys foreign ministry has twice summoned David Kostelancik, the charge daffaires at the U.S. Embassy, over media issues. Kostelancik was first summoned after he spoke to the the Hungarian Association of Journalists outlining the U.S. view of local media.

The U.S.-funded projects would be launched between May and July 2018, while Hungarys elections will be in April.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban has often stated that he wanted to achieve majority Hungarian ownership in four economic sectors media, energy, banking and retail. Only the retail sector, dominated by chain stores like Austrias Spar, Auchan from France and Germanys Lidl and Aldi, remains mostly in foreign hands.

The government has helped allies finance the acquisition of media outlets by placing copious state advertising in those publications and hardly any in independent or opposition outlets.

The closure of the leftist daily newspaper Nepszabadsag in Oct. 2016 was a watershed moment in Hungarys media landscape, which has changed significantly over the past year.

Practically all major newspapers published outside Budapest are now in the hands of pro-government publishers, some of whom also own television or radio stations.

Top photo | Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto, right, and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia Maria Angela Holguin Cuellar during their press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Budapest, Hungary,, Nov. 15, 2017. (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP)

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18:23

Uganda rises up in unprecedented opposition to 31-year dictator "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Patience Nitumwesiga

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During the early morning hours of September 21, nine young activists all in their twenties hauled a coffin toward a police station in the northern city of Lira. The coffin was draped with posters of Ugandan dictator Yoweri Museveni and a number of his other allies in government. Written across the coffin on one side were the words Change the constitution and bury Uganda a reference to a proposed constitutional amendment that would do away with the presidential age limit.

At 6.30 a.m., when they arrived at a major intersection, they set the coffin down and lit it on fire. By the time the police station came alive to start the day, the protesters had already left. Not knowing who they were looking for, the officers nevertheless set out on a hunt to find them.

Over the next 12 hours, the young people invaded street after street in Lira, chanting anti-constitutional change slogans, lifting up placards and even setting some tires on fire. The small group soon grew into large crowds in all corners of Lira. The protesters had allies everywhere, and as soon as the police set out to stop a protest on a given street, someone would call the protesters and inform them. They would quickly disperse and reorganize at a different place, and the police would arrive too late, finding no one to arrest.

Eventually, when the police got fed up with the constant evasion, they decided to storm the offices of the nonviolent training organization Solidarity Uganda, claiming that they were hiding the protesters. Police checked behind all doors and in ceiling boards, finding no one. But they didnt leave empty-handed. Solidarity Uganda staff member Dickens Otim was arrested and charged with inciting violence. Due to a lack of evidence, however, the charge was downgraded, and he was released on bail.

Actions like these have been happening all over the country, as those against the age limit amendment bill voice their concerns in the corridors of power and in the streets of most cities oftentimes accompanied by the Luganda hashtag and slogan #Togikwatako, which means Dont you dare touch (the constitution).

Ugandas history with dictatorship

Uganda has never ha...

18:22

Fiscal fight continued "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Steven Joyce continues to push Minister of Finance Grant Robertson on expected net debt in relation to Labours pre-election fiscal plan. Joyce had been widely criticised for suggesting their was an eleven billion dollar hole in the plan. Robertson was adamant Labours plan was sound and accused Joyce was scaremongering. Yesterday from Stuff: Economists see []

18:21

Washing ashore in Hawaii "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I didnt think it would be like The Brady Bunchbrown women with bare midriffs and grass skirts offering leis as we stepped onto a sunny tarmacand yet I cant say I expected Animal House, either.  But thats exactly what I got on my United flight from San Francisco to Honolulu, an economy-class atrocity filled with sun-starved tourists (guessing by their accents) from the upper Midwest.  

The scent of cheap liquor and coconut sunscreen suffused the fuselage.  People in short sleeve button-ups patterned with safari hats and palm fronds shouted obscenities up and down the aisles.  They continued hooting and yapping long after it was time for any reasonable person to have slept.  Cognizant of what happens to unruly Arabs on airplanes, I conducted a silent protest by swallowing an Ambien.  

As I began to doze, I remembered that journeys to Tel Aviv are notorious for rude passengers.  Shitty inbound flights appear to be a standard feature of visiting places suffering military occupation.  

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The Makua military reservation in Oahu

I heard the line more than once in advance of my trip to Hawaii:  Its like another country.  Its almost an accurate observation.  Hawaii is another country.  

The islands, once discrete chiefdoms sharing linguistic, cultural, and political affinities, unified in the late-18th century and entered into a trade alliance with Great Britain (the union jack still adorns Hawaiis state flag), under the watchful eye of a covetous United States.  In...

18:21

Webinar: Worker Co-ops A solution for an economy in crisis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We are standing at a pivotal time for the political and economic future of the country, and worker cooperatives are a solution to many of country's issues. These businesses that are owned and governed by their employees represent an opportunity to build good jobs, strengthen the community, and empower workers.

In a webinar event cohosted by the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives, the Democracy at Work Institute, the New Economy Coalition, and the Democracy Collaborative, you'll hear about:
* the worker co-op movement's development over the last few years,
* newly-released data on successes and growth in employee ownership
* how the worker cooperative movement is raising money for the people and by the people, and
* exciting policy developments in the last year.

Moderated by John Duda, Director of Communications for the Democracy Collaborative, this interview-style event will go beyond the basics into the tangible, rapidly growing efforts to grow worker cooperatives across the United States.

Speakers:

Esteban Kelly, US Federation of Worker Cooperatives

Kate Khatib, The Working World National Peer Network

John O'Neill, American Sustainable Business Council

Molly Hemstreet, Opportunity Threads

 

Nov 20, 2017 2:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

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18:20

Tucker Carlson goes off on White House order to make RT register as a foreign agent "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US entering an era of a new McCarthyism. Fox News' Tucker Carlson dared to explore the reasons for the recent Trump order to have RT America register as a foreign agent. Max Blumenthal goes over the many political reasons for targeting RT America, and why no mainstream media journalists have come to RT's defense. It's a slippery slope, and when journalists champion censorship for politically corrupt reasons, they fail to realize that its RT today and them tomorrow.

18:19

Egyptians collapsed in Grand Solar Minimum, record cold in British Columbia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Record cold blankets British Columbia smashing old records kept since 1880 by 5C, Arctic sea ice seems to be increasing as this 2017 melt season ended the earliest on record and the last Pharaoh of Egypt's reign was ended by a major volcanic eruption that reduced food production in a Grand Solar Minimum circa 245BC. Sources

18:19

Child lead poisoning rates in New York and Detroit are worse than Flint "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

New data shows kids in Detroit and New York City have higher levels of lead in their blood than their counterparts in Flint, Michigan. Flint has seen major improvements in lead levels since their water crisis, but the issue in the US has not gone away. Data released on Tuesday by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services shows that 8.8 percent of children tested positive for lead city-wide in Detroit in 2016, including a lone zip code where 22 percent of all kids had a positive test result. In terms of the rate at which children have been poisoned, Michigan's Jackson County came in second with 7.6 percent of children having high blood lead levels in 2016, and Calhoun, and St. Joseph counties, both came in third, with a rate of 6.4 percent, The Detroit News reported. Only 1.8 percent of children in Genesee County, home to the city of Flint, tested positive. Director of Wayne State University's Center for Urban Studies, Lyke Thompson, said, "The pattern is clear. We need to get these numbers down," the Detroit News reported.

18:19

Anambra poll: Buhari, 12 governors, 18 senators, others round off APC campaign "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The city of Awka, Anambra State capital was yesterday over-ran with pump and pageantry as President Muhammadu Buhari in company of 12 governors, 18 senators and members of the House of Representatives as well as officials of the All Progressives Congress, APC stormed the Light of the Nation for the grand rally of their flag bearer for the November 18, 2017 governorship election, Dr. Tony Nwoye. Buhari, who said he was highly impressed with the large turnout APC supporters at the rally expressed the hope that the party would bounce back by...

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18:18

Marc Chagall, The Lovers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Painting by Marc Chagall of himself and his wife, 1928, just sold by Sotheby's for $28.4 million.

18:17

Cuteness diplomacy: China falls in love with Trump's Mandarin-speaking granddaughter "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President Trump may not speak Mandarin (and he does say "China" kind of funny), so on his trip to the big red nation, Trump brought along someone who does - Arabella Rose Kushner, his 6-year-old granddaughter. During Trump's meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday, when the leaders strolled through the ancient Forbidden City, Trump showed Xi a video of his granddaughter. In it, Arabella greets "Grandpa Xi and Grandma Peng" and then sings several Mandarin ballads. She concludes by reciting an ancient Chinese poem - all in Mandarin. Watch Arabella sing in the clip below.

18:16

Tension as Ogun APC picks Amosuns commissioner as consensus gov candidate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The race for 2019 governorship election in Ogun State assumed a dramatic dimension as the state Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Otunba Bimbo Ashiru, was adopted as the consensus candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Ashiru, an investment banker who was appointed commissioner by Governor Ibikunle Amosun in 2011, was picked by the Ijebu/Remo Governorship Agenda Elders Forum in the ruling party. He was announced in Ijebu-Ode after a tension-soaked meeting of APC leaders in Ogun East Senatorial District, which saw some dissatisfied members walking out of the venue....

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18:16

FDA Approves New Digital Sensor To Ensure Patients With Mental Health Issues Take Their Meds "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Mac Slavo The Food and Drug Administration has just approved a new pill with a digital sensor in it. It will ensure that patients...

18:15

Red Shoes? Lets Dance! Oh. Nevermind. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Red Shoes! Red Shoes! Illuminati! Squuuuaaaawk! Oh yes, uh, satanism, child abuse, child sex slaves, all that.

Making a second appearance on a program hosted by one-time Survivor contestant Anna Khait that was streamed on Mike Cernovichs Facebook page last Thursday, Liz Crokin continued on her mission to expose the supposed fact that leading government, entertainment and business leaders are involved in a massive satanic pedophile cult by linking Podestas choice of shoes to Illuminati mind-control.

Tony Podesta is obsessed with his red shoes, Crokin said. There is symbolism for red shoes in the occult and its also tied to satanic ritualistic abuse and the trafficking of children.

Or, you know, Mr. Podesta might really like the colour red, and he might really like those shoes. Perhaps your obsession with someone elses shoes isnt terribly healthy, Ms. Crokin. I have a fair number of red shoes mself. Whats not to love? Do blue suede shoes get in on this at all?

The Illuminati, the elites, they use The Wizard of Oz to mind control child slaves, she added. They use certain films to program children and part of the programming is having them watch these films

Uh huh. I did not like The Wizard of Oz in the least when I was sprog. Bored me silly. Whether or not sprogs like the film, its not at the level of oooOOOOOoooOOooo mind control. Now, out of this one movie, youre focusing on the ruby slippers? Really? Oh, you christian conservatives are so void of imagination. Theres a lot of material to work with there, and you go with shoes.

and they also sexually abuse them and they physically abuse them because the abuse splits their personality and creates different personalities, so then they are able to program them and control them and they virtually become MK-Ultra programming.

That one merits you one universe worth of Shut the Fuck Up and sit down, Ms. Crokin. A whole lot of kids suffer terrible abuse, and they do not end up with split personalities which make them ideal agents in one of your idiotic scenarios. You can leave all of us who have suffered abuse the hell alone. Ill add that christian conservatives are high up there when it comes to abusing children. Look to your own house, you vile bag of poison.

This is a known thing, Crokin insisted. They use The Wizard of Oz to mind control these child sex abuse victims. Well, what doe...

18:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The word for today is mummery (noun) 1. A performance by mummers. 2. (a) Pretentious or hypocritical show or ceremony. (b) An act or instance of this. (A mummer is an actor in a traditional masked mime or a mummers play, or an actor in the theatre.) Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : []

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18:15

Xen Security Advisory 243 (CVE-2017-15592) - x86: Incorrect handling of self-linear shadow mappings with translated guests "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Xen . org security team on Nov 15

Xen Security Advisory CVE-2017-15592 / XSA-243

x86: Incorrect handling of self-linear shadow mappings with translated guests

UPDATES IN VERSION 5
====================

New final patch, addressing a hypervisor crash the original fix caused,
which by itself represents another security issue (DoS).

ISSUE DESCRIPTION
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The shadow pagetable code uses linear mappings to inspect...

18:14

Netanyahu: Israel Will Act Alone to Force Iran Out of Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov confirmed that the most recent ceasefire announcement did not involve any commitment for Russia to force Iran out of Syria, saying that Iran can maintain a legitimate presence in Syria.

This isnt sitting well with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who urged the world to unite and force Iran out of Syria at all costs. Now, hes saying Israel is prepared to act alone to ensure Iran has no permanent presence there.

The narrative of Iran even wanting a permanent presence in Syria seems to be more or less wholly an Israeli creation, based on reports of building at a Syrian military facility somehow being extrapolated to it being an Iranian base.

Irans presence in Syria is vastly overstated at any rate and rests on the assumption that all of the Shia militias fighting alongside Assad in Syria, militias which come from all over the world, are Iranian forces, as opposed to just combatants in the sectarian conflict.

Israels standard for no Iranians in Syria has effectively been broadened to include the Syrian government at any rate, and the pledge to act alone suggests Israel is moving closer to joining the Syrian War outright.

Watch Benjamin Netanyahu speaks via satellite to participants at the JFNA

Top photo | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives at the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)


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18:13

$20.2bn missing from NNPC since 1999- Falana "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana SAN has accused the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of failing to remit over $20.2bn since the return of democracy in 1999 to date, saying that, Instead of piling up external loans the federal government should be compelled by the Nigerian people to embark on the immediate recovery and repatriation of hundreds of billions of dollars from the NNPC.   Falana was speaking today in Lagos at a National Seminar on Promoting Transparency and Accountability in the Recovery of Stolen Asset in Nigeria: Agenda for Reformorganized...

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18:13

Sexual harassment on Capitol Hill described as 'pervasive' by female lawmakers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Efforts to combat sexual harassment on Capitol Hill gained momentum on Tuesday as female lawmakers shared stories of male colleagues engaging in predatory behavior. Lawmakers in both parties had already expressed support for mandatory sexual harassment awareness training, which is currently voluntary for legislative branch staffers. But they went further in a House Administration Committee hearing on Capitol Hill's harassment policies and said even more can be done in a male-dominated workplace where sexual harassment can be pervasive. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), in testimony before the panel, said at least two current members of Congress have engaged in sexual harassment. "In fact, there are two members of Congress, Republican and Democrat, right now, who serve, who have been subject to review or not have been subject to review, but have engaged in sexual harassment," said Speier, who declined to name the male lawmakers.

18:12

SO YOU WANT TO GEOENGINEER THE PLANET? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

MATT SIMON
SCIENCE
11.14.1711:00 AM

SO YOU WANT TO GEOENGINEER THE PLANET? BEWARE THE HURRICANES


We might have to engineer our planet to survive, but the sciencenot to mention the geopolitical implicationsis daunting.UNIVERSAL HISTORY ARCHIVE/ UIG/GETTY IMAGES
EVERY COUNTRY ON Earth, save for cough one, has banded together to cut emissions and stop the runaway heating of our only home. Thats nearly 200 countries working to keep the global average temperature from climbing 2 degrees Celsius above pre-Industrial Revolution levels.

Phenomenal. But what if cooperation and emissions reduction arent enough? Projections show that even if all those countries hit their Paris Agreement emissions pledges, the world will still get too warm too fast, plunging us into climate chaos. So, if we cant stop what weve set in motion, what if we could just cool the planet off by making it more reflectivemore like a disco ball than a baseball?

Actually, we could. Its called solar geoengineering. Scientists could release materials into the stratosphere that reflect sunlight back into space, kind of like slapping giant sunglasses on Earth. You could theoretically do this with giant space mirrors, but that would require a mountain of R&D and money and materials. More likely, scientists might be able to steal a strategy from Earth itself. When volcanoes erupt, they spew sulfur high in the sky, where the gas turns into an aerosol that blocks sunlight. If scientists added sulfur to the stratosphere manually, that could reflect light away from Earth and help humanity reach its climate goals.

It's not that simple, though: The massive Tambora eruption of 1815 cooled the Earth so much that Europe suffered the year without summer, leading to extreme food shortages. And in a study published today in the journal Nature, researchers examine a bunch of other ways a blast of sulfur could do more harm than good.

Specifically, the group looked at how sulfur seeding could impact storms in the North Atlantic. They built models showing what would happen if they were to inject sulfur dioxide into the lower stratosphere above either the Northern or Southern Hemisphere, at a rate of 5 million metric tons per year. Sulfur dioxide gas (SO2) is not itself reflective, but up there it reacts with water, picking up oxygen molecules to become sulfate aerosol (SO4)now that's reflective. Block out some of the sun, and you block out some of the solar energy.

Now, the Earth's hemispheres aren't just divided by a thick line on your globe; they're actually well-divided by what is essentially a giant updraft. That tends to keep materials like, say, sulfate aerosol, stuck in a given hemisphere. It goes up and it g...

18:12

BREAKING: Zimbabwe Dictator Robert Mugabe Under House Arrest After Apparent Coup By Army "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe under house arrest. pic.twitter.com/AirR7dmxoo Fox News (@FoxNews) November 15, 2017 40 years of Communist dictator finally at an end.

18:11

Congresswoman: Taxpayers Have Paid $15 MILLION to Silence Sexual Abuse Victims of Politicians "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The House of Representatives has reportedly used taxpayer funds to cover at least $15 million in sexual misconduct settlements in the last decade.

18:10

Stable kernel updates "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Stable kernels 4.13.13, 4.9.62, 4.4.98, and 3.18.81 have been released. They all contain important fixes and users should upgrade.

18:10

MULTIPLE SHOOTERS: ROUTE 91 MASSACRE SURVIVOR SAW BRASS SHELL CASINGS STREWN ACROSS TROPICANA PARKING LOT UPON HIS RETREAT "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

MULTIPLE SHOOTERS: ROUTE 91 MASSACRE SURVIVOR SAW BRASS SHELL CASINGS STREWN ACROSS TROPICANA PARKING LOT UPON HIS RETREAT by Shepard Ambellas Intellihub Survivor claims to have seen about a dozen brass shell casings in the Tropicana parking lot  after...

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18:08

Sponsored abuse: migrant workers in Lebanon "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The struggle for migrant workers' rights in Lebanon is under way and its coming from the ground up.

18:07

Solar Power Co-Ops Booming In Florida "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Co-ops are being formed in Hillsborough County and northern Pinellas County by the League of Women Voters and Solar United Neighbors. The co-ops lower prices by using competitive bidding to attract solar power installers.

Rick Garrity used to head Hillsborough's Environmental Protection Commission. He now volunteers with the League, which has been planning for a year to start a solar co-op in Hillsborough.

"The price of solar panels have come down 65 percent over the past five years. You can get a 30 percent tax credit on it, and another 20 percent savings through the co-op," Garrity said. "It doesn't make sense not to think about going solar. This is the time to do it."

 

Read the rest at WUSF News

 

Go to the GEO front page

18:07

Admiral Lord Nelson's facial scarring and missing eyebrow revealed in portrait restoration "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It is not uncommon for prominent figures to have their imperfections airbrushed out of history. But Admiral Lord Nelson's facial scarring and missing eyebrow will now be presented in all their glory, after the the discovery and painstaking restoration of a "lost" painting, which included the removal of paint that had covered up to maritime hero's blemishes. Part of a series of portraits of the famous admiral painted by Italian artist Leonardo Guzzardi in 1799, the painting was last publicly seen in a newspaper article in 1897. The painting was rediscovered from an American private collection by art dealer and presenter of BBC programme Fake or Fortune, Philip Mould. On discovering the painting, he found Nelson's missing eyebrow, and some of the scarring he sustained at the Battle of the Nile in 1798 had been painted over.

18:05

Canadian birds at feeder webcam "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video says about itself:

9 November 2017

Watch this Ruffed Grouse take center stage on the feeder platform as Pine Grosbeaks forage on either side.

Watch online with highlight clips and information about the birds at http://allaboutbirds.org/feederwatchcam.

The FeederWatch cam is located in a residential neighborhood in Manitouwadge, Ontario.

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA:

Ontario Feeders Ripe With Species Diversity

The feeders on the Ontario FeederWatch cam have been as busy as ever since the launch of the 201718 season. In the first week alone, cam visitors include plenty of Pine Grosbeaks and Evening Grosbeaks, a Ruffed Grouse, and a Red-breasted Nuthatch! Theres only one way to tell what will be next. Watch cam.


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18:05

Security updates for Wednesday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Security updates have been issued by Debian (libxml-libxml-perl and varnish), openSUSE (GraphicsMagick, mongodb, shadowsocks-libev, and snack), Red Hat (flash-plugin, kernel, php, and redis), Scientific Linux (kernel and php), and Ubuntu (shadow).

18:04

Longmont Will Pay $210,000 to Settle Claims Over Warrantless K-9 Searches at Public Housing Complex "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The city of Longmont will pay $210,000 to resolve claims brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado on behalf of four people who were subjected to warrantless drug-dog

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18:04

Nanochips And Smart Dust Dangerous New Face Of Human Microchipping Agenda "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Freedom Articles via Natural Health News

By Makia Freeman
Nanochips and Smart Dust are the new technological means for the advancement of the human microchipping agenda. Due to their incredibly tiny size, both nanochips and Smart dust have the capacity to infiltrate the human body, become lodged within, and begin to set up a synthetic network on the inside which can be remotely controlled from the outside. Needless to say, this has grave freedom, privacy and health implications, because it means the New World Order would be moving from controlling the outside world (environment/society) to controlling the inside world (your body). This article explores what the advent of nanochips and Smart dust could mean for you.

Different Forms of Control

Humanitys history is filled with examples of societies where the people were sharply divided into 2 categories: rulers and slaves. In the distant past, the slaves have usually been kept in place because the rulers had access to and control over the resources, such as money, food, water, weapons or other necessities of life (control of the environment).
In our more recent history, control was implemented not only by monopolizing resources but also via propaganda (control of the mind). This has manifested itself in many ways, e.g. the caste system in India (you must remain in your position on the hierarchical ladder for life), the royal bloodlines in Rome, the Middle East and Europe (who claimed an inherent and divine right to rule), the centralization of power in Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia during the 1930s (where a single autocrat or a small committee decided the fate of millions), and finally in the West (especially in the US) with the advent of specialized PR and mind control...

18:03

American billionaire Shervin Pishevar revealed to be man who gagged the UK press after being arrested but not charged for raping woman at London hotel "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An American billionaire, who gagged the British press after being arrested on suspicion of raping a woman at a top London hotel, can now be revealed as technology entrepreneur, Shervin Pishevar. The businessman took out an injunction which prevented newspapers from naming him, after he was questioned by City of London Police in May. He was arrested after a woman claimed she had been attacked in the penthouse suite of the Ned Hotel in the heart of London's financial district. Last week Mr Pishevar's name was made public in the United States after details of the arrest became the subject of an extraordinary legal dispute.

18:03

Drugging the elderly: Almost half of people in UK over 65 are taking at least 5 medications a day "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Almost half of over-65s in England are taking at least five different drugs a day, a Cambridge University study has found. The figure has risen from just 12 per cent 20 years ago, while the proportion taking no pills at all dropped from around 20 per cent in the late 1990s to just seven per cent today. Researchers tracked more than 15,000 older people who took part in two long-term health studies which began in the 1990s. Some of those who took part in the long-term investigation said they were on up to 23 tablets every day.

18:02

Meet Ami, Malis biggest female rapper "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mali is not so famous for its rap sceneand even less so for its female rappers. Ami is an exception.

18:01

Natural Gas Has No Climate Benefit And May Make Things Worse "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Joe Romm for Think Progress - The evidence is overwhelming that natural gas has no net climate benefit in any timescale that matters to humanity. In fact, a shocking new study concludes that just the methane emissions escaping from New Mexicos gas and oil industry are equivalent to the climate impact of approximately 12 coal-fired power plants. If the goal is to avoid catastrophic levels of warming, a recent report by U.K. climate researchers finds categorically no role to play for new natural gas production. Sadly, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has just published a Commentary on the environmental case for natural gas, that ignores or downplays key reasons that greater use of natural gas is bad for the climate. In the real world, natural gas is not a bridge fuel to a carbon-free economy for two key reasons. First, natural gas is mostly methane (CH4), a super-potent greenhouse gas, which traps 86 times as much heat as CO2 over a 20-year period. Thats why many, many studies find that even a very small leakage rate of methane from the natural gas supply chain (production to delivery to combustion) can have a large climate impact enough to gut the entire benefit of switching from coal-fired power to gas for a long, long time.

18:01

Friday Hack Chat: High Speed Data Acquisition "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For this weeks Hack Chat, were going to be talking all about High-Speed Data Acquisition. If youve ever needed to shove voltages, currents, logic signals, temperature, pressure, or sound into a computer, youve used a DAQ. If youve ever needed to acquire a signal at a very high speed, youve probably paid a lot of money for that piece of equipment.

Our guest for this weeks Hack Chat will be [Kumar Abhishek], engineering student, Hackaday Prize finalist, and creator of the very, very cool Beaglelogic, a logic analyzer for the BeagleBone. The interesting bit about the Beaglelogic is its utilization of the Programmable Real-Time Units (PRUs) found in every BeagleBone.

These PRUs are basically DMA machines, shuttling bits back and forth between memory and GPIOs. This year, [Kumar] turned the Beaglelogic cape into the Beaglelogic Standalone, a device based on the Octavo Systems OSD3358 (the BeagleBone On A Chip) that gives those Saleae logic analyzers a run for their money.

In this Hack Chat, well be discussing the PRUs found in various iterations of the BeagleBoard, how the Beaglelogic performs its data acquisition, and how programming the PRUs is actually accomplished. If you have a question for [Kumar],...

18:00

Daily Proverb "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Proverbs 16 16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, and good judgment than silver!

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18:00

Woman in Bareilly Reportedly Dies of Starvation After Husband Was Denied Ration "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Her husband was allegedly denied ration because she could not go along with him to provide her biometrics at the ration shop.

Sakina and her husband. Courtesy: ANI/Twitter

Sakina and her husband. Courtesy: ANI/Twitter

New Delhi: A 50-year-old woman in Uttar Pradeshs Bareilly, Sakina, reportedly died of starvation after her husband, Ishaq Ahmed, was allegedly denied ration because she could not accompany him to provide biometric authentication at the ration shop.

The woman, who had reportedly been unwell for five days, was unable to go with him because of her poor health. After they were denied ration, the household did not have enough food, Navbharat Times reported.

While more details on the case are still awaited, the sub-divisional magistrate told ANI that the family was very poor and had an Antyodaya ration card, and that the incident would be probed in detail.

18:00

"The People vs..." Why the State Claims To Be a Victim of Crime "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By: Chris Calton
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Our criminal justice system offers an interesting paradox. If a criminal commits a violent action against a peaceful person  say, a mugging or a murder  then for justice to be done, the police have to arrest the criminal and try him in a court of law. If convicted, the criminal will be imprisoned where his livelihood is provided by tax dollars, and those taxes will be paid, in part, by the very person he committed the crime against in the first place.

In short, victims of crime  on the rare occasion that state justice is carried out  are victimized twice: once by the private criminal, and a second time by the tax-extracting government.

Most people never question this system. Its just the way it is and has always been. But once this paradox is recognized, it is easy to see that the root of the problem rests in the fact that in our modern court system, the State itself plays the role of the victim. The criminal owes a debt to society and society, of course, is always represented by societys government. The State is the universal victim of all crime.

This was not always the case. In Anglo-Saxon law, prior to the Crowns encroachment into the legal system  which was a gradual, centuries-long process  the private victims of crimes were the ones responsible for bringing suit, and any debt owed by a criminal was to be paid to the person whose rights were actually violated. In any system of customary or spontaneous law, this appears to be the model that develops.

In English law, there were various courts that served each of the several respective needs of a legal system. After the Norman Conquest, the English monarch began to insert itself into the legal system as a means of raising revenue. Bruce Benson traces this history. Beginning with Henry I, authoritarian legislation became increasingly important.1 Traditional common laws were codified, and the fines for statute offenses were formally stipulated with designation as to who gets paid what amount for any given offense.

Customary law was still maintained in the legal system, and the royal courts only applied where the Crown claimed jurisdiction. These were offenses that violated the Kings Peace. The problem was, with a monetary incentive for the Crown, what constituted the Kings Peace was open to interpret...

17:57

Russian Duma passes 'foreign agent' media bill in response to US "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russian State Duma on Wednesday passed in the third and final reading the bill require mass-media outlets operating in the country but funded from abroad to register as foreign agents. The motion was prepared by State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin and the heads of all four parliamentary caucuses. It was drafted as a suite of amendments to the bill, allowing for websites of banned or extremist organizations to be blocked without requiring approval from the courts. The text of the amendment defines affected mass-media outlets as legal entities that are "registered in a foreign nation, or a foreign structure that operates without registering as a company, engaged in spreading printed, audio, audio-visual or any other content prepared for an unlimited group of people."

17:57

Massachusetts Police Sergeant Gets 4 Years For Embezzling From Disabled Veterans "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BOSTON A former Massachusetts police sergeant has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing from several disabled veterans whose finances he was appointed to oversee. Federal prosecutors

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17:57

Guatemala: Courts Jeopardizing Fight Against Impunity "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

(HRW) The remarkable progress Guatemala has made in prosecuting corruption and abuse could be reversed if the countrys highest courts dont stop the egregious delays that are keeping powerful defendants from going to trial, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

The 56-page report, Running Out the Clock: How Guatemalas Judiciary Could Doom the Fight against Impunity, documents a pattern of repeated and unjustifiable delays in criminal cases brought by the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) and the Guatemalan Attorney Generals Office.

The fight against impunity in Guatemala has reached a critical moment, said Daniel Wilkinson, managing director for the Americas at Human Rights Watch. After surviving desperate efforts by the president and congress to sabotage its work, the UN-sponsored commission investigating corruption and abuse must now contend with a judicial branch whose failures could prevent its most critical cases from ever going to trial.

In August 2017, President Jimmy Morales ordered the expulsion of the CICIG commissioner, Ivn Velsquez. In September, Congress sought to eviscerate the laws that CICIG and the Attorney Generals Office are using to prosecute cases of corruption and abuse of power. The Constitutional Court blocked both efforts, after tens of thousands of Guatemalans took to the street in protest and the human rights ombudsman filed appeals.

Since CICIG began operation in 2007, Guatemala has made enormous progress in promoting accountability for abuses of power. The most dramatic breakthrough came in 2015, when the joint efforts of CICIG and local prosecutors exposed multiple corruption schemes, implicating officials in all three branches of government, and prompting the resignation and arrest of then-President Otto Prez Molina.

Yet, more than two years on, these prosecutions have joined a growing list of cases against powerful defendants in which criminal cases have been bogged down in pretrial proceedings, some for more than five years.

Human Rights Watch extensively reviewed criminal proceedings in eight high-profile cases and interviewed dozens of judges, prosecutors, lawyers, and CICIG investigators familiar with these cases. It found a consistent pattern in which defense lawyers are able to trigger prolonged delays with repeated, often unjustified, appeals to court decisions and petitions seeking the recusal of judges.

Guatemalan law sets clear limits on the amount of time courts have to address these appeals, but the courts routinely fail t...

17:57

A Look Inside Chinas Propaganda Bureaucracy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Last October, Xinhua released an English catchy song to explain to foreigner China's 13th five year plan. Image from the video.

The publicity department of the Communist Party of China has been producing popular rap songs to promote President Xi Jinpings policies. Screenshot from Youtube.

At the 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party Chinese president Xi Jinping crystallized his power in China. His ideas are now reflected in Chinas constitution.

Moving forward, newly-selected Politburo Standing Committee member Wang Huning, an academic-turned-politician, will lead the CCP Publicity Department for further propagating and theorizing Xis China Dream of national revival inside and outside China.

For Xi, ideology is a major weapon in maintaining the legitimacy of the CCP. He has leveraged Chinas online public sphere as a space for demonstrating and promoting party principles and ideals. All media outlets must plead loyalty to the CCP and more recently, even internet companies have been encouraged to establishes CCP participation among their employees.

The Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China plays a central role in this ideological front as it directs the countrys enormous propaganda machine which determines national policies on culture, art and education.

The majority of western media outlets refer to Chinas ideological battle as propaganda but do not explain the complex bureaucracy that builds and maintains this ideological front. Hong Kong-based investigative journalism media The Initium recently published an in-depth report on the transformation of the CCP Publicity Department. Below is a partial translation of the Chinese report.

A Brief History of CCPs Publicity Department

In 1924, when China was divided among former military cliques of the Beiyang Army, Kuomintang and other regional factions, CCP formed a political alliance to end warlordism. This led to the founding of the CCP Publicity Department, the role of which was to publish statements, propose slogans, make flyers, and explain the ideas of Chinese communism within the......

17:56

Cracking Group 3DM Loses Piracy Case Against Game Maker "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While most cracking groups operate under a veil of secrecy, China-based 3DM is not shy to come out in public.

The groups leader, known as Bird Sister, has commented on various gaming and piracy related issues in the past.

She also spoke out when her own group was sued by the Japanese game manufacturer Koei Tecmo last year. The company accused 3DM of pirating several of its titles, including Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

However, Bird Sister instead wondered why the company should be able to profit from a work inspired by a 3rd-century novel from China.

why does a Japanese company, Koei have the copyright of this game when the game is obviously a derivation from the book Romance of the Three Kingdoms written by Chen Shou. I think Chinese gaming companies should try taking back the copyright, she said.

Bird Sister
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The novel in question has long since been in the public domain so theres nothing stopping Koei Tecmo from using it, as Kotaku points out. The game, however, is a copyrighted work and 3DMs actions were seen as clear copyright infringement by a Chinese court.

In a press release, Koei Tecmo announces that it has won its lawsuit against the cracking group.

The court ordered 3DM to stop distributing the infringing games and awarded a total of 1.62 million Yuan ($245,000) in piracy damages and legal fees.

While computer games are cracked and pirated on a daily basis, those responsible for it are rarely held accountable. This makes the case against 3DM rather unique. And it may not be the last if its up to the game manufacturer.

We will continue to respond rigorously to infringements of our copyrights and trademark rights, both in domestic and overseas markets, while also developing satisfying games that many users can enjoy, said the company, commenting on the ruling.

While the lawsuit may help to steer the cracking group away from piratin...

17:52

Trumps Health Secretary Nominee is an Establishment Big Pharma Exec "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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President Trump has nominated a former lobbyist and executive of a major pharmaceutical company to be U.S. Health Secretary. 

On Monday, Trump announced his pick for Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Happy to announce, I am nominating Alex Azar to be the next HHS Secretary. He will be a star for better healthcare and lower drug prices, Trump tweeted. The nominee immediately came under scrutiny for his former connections to the pharmaceutical industry.

Azar formerly served as U.S. Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services under George W. Bush from 2005 to 2007. In June 2007, Azar began working as a lobbyist for pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Company. Azar also served as Eli Lillys spokesman as its Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Communications. Beginning January 1, 2012, Azar was promoted to President of Lilly USA, LLC, the largest division of Eli Lilly and Company a position which put him in charge of Eli Lillys entire U.S. operation.

During his tenure at Eli Lilly, prices for drugs were repeatedly raised, including doubling the top-selling insulin. Eli Lilly has also previously come under investigation for systematic and illegal off-label sales of a powerful psychiatric drug called Zyprexa. As the result of an investigation into Eli Lillys activities between 1999 and 2005, the company plead guilty and agreed to a $1.415 billion fine for promoting uses of the drug which were not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Although Alex Azar was not yet in charge of the company during this investigation it is indicative of the type of actions Eli Lilly has taken.

Reuters reported that Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings said the nomination of Alex Azar to Health Secretary....

17:52

Mnangagwa back in Zimbabwe to take control of government "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Dismissed former Zimbabwean Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived in Harare on Wednesday to take control of the government.

17:51

NY Times Reporter Claims Videos Of Joe Biden Touching Girls Is New Alt-Right Meme "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

No, it isnt an alt-right meme, its C-Span video and an issue that should be addressed. In this clip, former Vice President Biden uses a candid moment to fondle the chest area of a little girl in front of her entire family. Her visible discomfort is extremely obvious. pic.twitter.com/PXZx68KEGe Richard Armande Mills (RAM) []

17:50

WATCH: Cops Beat Innocent Homeless Man to a Pulp Because He Was Sleeping "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Two cops have been fired after they attacked a homeless man, beating him to the point of hospitalization, for sleeping outside a homeless shelter.

17:50

Essential Skills, Tasks, and Training for Preppers and Survivalists: Part 1 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ebola Exposure - Mob Mentality - Survival - The Struggle For Life

Essential Skills, Tasks, and Training for Preppers and Survivalists: Part 1 by Jeremiah Johnson Ready Nutrition For this article, were going to go into basic focus mode: you start out with the basics and build upon them.  This is...

The post Essential Skills, Tasks, and Training for Preppers and Survivalists: Part 1 appeared first on The Daily Coin.

17:49

Top U.K. cybersecurity official says Russia targeted British firms "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russian hackers have targeted the British media, telecommunications and energy industries over the past year, the U.K.s top cybersecurity official said in prepared remarks on Wednesday.The confirmation by Ciaran Martin, head of the National Cyber...

17:48

AG Sessions: DOJ is conducting 27 classified leaks investigations "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Department of Justice has more than two dozen investigations into classified leaks of information, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday. The attorney general testified before the House Judiciary Committee and told lawmakers that 27 investigations are underway. "We intend to get to the bottom of these leaks. I think it has reached epidemic proportions," Sessions said. "It cannot be allowed to continue, and we will do our best effort to ensure that it does not continue."

17:48

Firefox Quantum: Security and privacy improvements "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mozilla has released Firefox 57, aka Firefox Quantum, and it comes with many performance improvements. It sports a new browsing engine that takes full advantage of the processing power in modern devices, AMD VP9 hardware video decoder support for improved video playback with lower power consumption, and a cleaner and faster user interface with optimizations for touch screens. Security fixes and improvements From now on, Firefox will support extensions built using the WebExtension API, a More

17:47

Security concerns 'obscuring Sahel humanitarian emergency' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The precarious security situation in the Sahel is overshadowing a humanitarian crisis affecting 12 million people in five countries, says the international Red Cross.

17:47

Devastating rainfall hits Greece: At least 14 people killed in flash-floods outside Athens "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Flash floods turned roads into raging torrents of mud and debris on the fringes of Greece's capital Wednesday, killing at least 14 people, inundating homes and businesses and knocking out a section of a major highway. There were fears the death toll could rise further as rescue crews searched for potentially missing people in flooded homes and streets on the western outskirts of Athens. The flooding came after a severe overnight storm brought driving rain to the area. Roads turned into muddy rivers that carried away vehicles, tossing them into piles on roadsides and against fences and buildings. Several walls from yards and low buildings collapsed, filling the streets with rubble. Twelve of the people killed - four women and eight men - were found in or near Mandra, a small town on the western outskirts of Athens that was hardest-hit by the flood. The coast guard recovered the bodies of two more men believed to have been swept out to sea by the flood.

17:47

Unicorn Riot to Premier Black Snake Killaz: A #NoDAPL Story "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

for Earth First! Newswire

Minneapolis, MN Unicorn Riot premieres its first full-length documentary Black Snake Killaz: a #NoDAPL story on November 17th, 2017.

November 14th, 2017: Unicorn Riot will hold a theatrical premiere of the non-commercial creative commons documentary film Black Snake Killaz: a #NoDAPL story on November 17th, 2017 at The Parkway Theater 4814 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417. Doors will open 6:30 PM and the film will start at 7:30 PM. The premiere will be followed by a question and answer session with members of Unicorn Riot.

An after-party at The Red Sea, 320 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, MN begins at 11:00 PM and lasts until bar close. Performances by various artists, include Minneapolis Punk Folk Ungrateful Little String Band, followed by Indigenous hip-hop artist Alas, and DJ MTHERRSA.

On November 18, 2017, Black Snake Killaz: a #NoDAPL Story will be made available online, for free, at https://www.unicornriot.ninja/black-snake-killaz-2017/

Black Snake Killaz: a #NoDAPL story (120 mins) chronicles the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline from April 2016 through March 2017. The film highlights actions taken by water protectors to stop the construction of the oil pipeline and investigates actions taken by law enforcement, military, and corporate mercenaries to quell the months-long protest. Black Snake Killaz timelines the historical events
that unfolded in Standing Rock and brings you a raw front line experience of direct actions. Although the Dakota Access Pipeline was completed, the impact of the resistance movement will be long-lasting.
The importance of the water protectors story grows as fossil fuel extraction projects continue to impact some of the most vulnerable communities throughout the world.

Black Snake Killaz: a #NoDAPL story is one of the many stories that has emerged from the #NoDAPL movement. Unicorn Riot offers Black Snake Killaz: a #NoDAPL story as a public resource to provide a concise...

17:46

WATCH: Delusional Trump Fans Lash Out At Fox Host For Reporting Facts Of Uranium One Deal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Clearly, Trump supporters want Fox News to lie to them.

Because when Fox News host Shep Smith fact-checked Donald Trumps accusations against Hillary Clinton in regards to the Uranium One deal with Russia, they lost their shit.

Smith thoroughly debunked Republican claims that Hillary Clinton approved the deal in a pay-to-play scam during her time as Secretary of State back in 2010.

First, the deal had to be approved by a committee of nine agency heads, who unanimously approved.

Second, the State Department was represented by an assistant who says Clinton did not intervene.

Third, the Uranium One deal stipulates that the uranium must be sold to civilian reactor operators in the United States, which blows Trumps claim that Hillary gave 20 percent of our uranium to Russia out of the water.

Fourth, one man gave the Clinton Foundation all but $4 million of the $140 million donated by nine individuals associated with Uranium One. And that one man had already sold his stake in the company years before in 2007, well before Clinton even thought about being Secretary of State. And long before Barack Obama became president to make her Secretary of State.

And, finally, Clinton had no power to veto or approve the deal herself.

So, that means conservatives have no case against Clinton, effectively neutering any effort by the Justice Department to appoint a special prosecutor since doing so is contingent on the facts. And the facts support Clinton. So much so, that any court would laugh the obviously manufactured charges out of court.

Heres the video via YouTube.

In response, Trump supporters threw a temper tantrum and called for Fox to fire Smith for reporting the facts.

17:46

A self-reflection exercise "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ive been thinking about the recent surge of awareness of harassment, and wondering if Ive been as flawed as the people being accused. Theres been a bit of introspection going on here.

And my conclusion is no, Ive not taken advantage of womenor anyone, for that matter. Ive never casually fondled anyone, Ive never tried to pressure anyone into sex, Ive never threatened anyone into serving my whims, Ive sure as hell never raped anyone. Im not saying this to pretend to be some paragon I think Im pretty ordinary, and I suspect most guys consider respect for others autonomy to be the norm. But I also say this as someone who was born in the 1950s, so forget that bogus oh, thats just the way we were back then excuse. Ill also point out that, for example, when Roy Moore was haunting the Gadsden Mall, most people seemed to think that 30 year olds trying to pick up teenagers was awfully skeevy.

The common, petty failing was not participating in such behavior, but looking the other way. There was too much deference to male authority, which was given by default, and preserved an imbalance of power. We didnt do the kinds of things these horrible people have done, but we were at worst made uncomfortable about them, and our only action was to avoid confronting those people. Dont rock the boat. Dont confront the harasser, and dont meet the eyes of the woman who is being mistreated.

I remember my sins of omission. I was in the locker room when the high school jocks were bragging about the things they did to their girlfriends and casual hookups, and I just got dressed and left as quickly as I could. But I knew the people they were talking about, and I liked them as people, and I did not defend them. So that talk flourished.

Ive been oblivious. There have been several occasions where I blithely suggest that my wife just do some particular thing, and she looks at me like Im insane, and explains that I cant possibly expect her to walk alone in that dark parking garage late at night. There are many behaviors I take for granted as normal and safe that are exercises in reasonable fear for women. Thats a lack of empathy, an ongoing insensitivity that hinders my ability to see how the world works for others.

Ive been cavalier about some situations Ive been light-hearted and tried to be amusing about common sexual situations that, for men, are just opportunities for fun, but for women, are opportunities to be harmed. Its taken too long for me to realize that that little chuckle wasnt about my nice joke, but more an attempt to defuse a situation, or to conceal what they were really thinking, which was what an ass. I can at least say that Ive been getting better Im sure 20 year o...

17:46

Its Chaos Out There: A Cyclists Diary "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Its all so fragile, this having a body and interacting with bikes and cars on the streets. Always so close to that point where you stop being a person and you become a corpse.

Out there, its chaos. Not chaos in a good way, not the self-managed chaos where strictures are cast aside and spaces for new forms of existence open up. Not Dionysian chaos. No, this is more of the run-into-the-person-in-front-of-you-at-the-red-light chaos. Trump America chaos. I got mine, to-hell with-everybody-else chaos. Fuck-you-pay-me chaos.

Tearing down First Avenue on my bicycle, Im always tempted to look up at the hospital room where my daughter was born, but a quick up-glance could be fatal. People jumping into the bike lane food cart workers, women in labor, various injured people dropped off by taxis they might as well be dropped from the sky. Outta the fucking bike lane! somebody shouts at a man hobbling towards the ambulatory entrance.

I went to Critical Mass events regularly in the early aughts. A swarm of cyclists would halt traffic. It was a way of protesting for alternative transit, for opening the city up outside of car culture. I stopped going sometime after the Republican National Convention came to town in 2004. The cops started sweating the event hard, cracking down and cracking heads. The mass arrests and brutality had the intended effect of deterring people. It got to the point where there would be more cops than bikers.

Still, when it was good, there was no feeling more liberating than being in the throes of cyclists, shutting down traffic on a street, then an avenue, maybe a bridge. It was really something to ride like that and see the city free of cars, to glimpse the possibilities.

Which driver is not tempted, merely by the power of his engine, to wipe out the vermin of the street, pedestrians, children and cyclists Theodor Adorno

The fleeting sense of power can be intoxicating. Theres this element of anarchic joy, it led to shouts of Join us and We are taking over. I used to marvel at the Critical Massers who would block off intersections, bikes held above their heads. What would happen if the drivers decided to call their bluff? I used to see this one guy I knew, right there at the intersection, matching his power against the cars. He was killed a few years later, at a protest in another country. He was braver than me. He put his body on the line and was killed for taking a risk. Ill always think of him there at the intersection, bike held over his head, sure that he would prevail.

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17:45

Lethal Microdrones, Dystopian Futures, and the Autonomous Weapons Debate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The future of weaponized robots requires a reasoned discussion, not scary videos Image: Slaughterbots/YouTube In "Slaughterbots," a film created by a group of academics concerned about lethal autonomous weapons, swarms of explosive-carrying microdrones are used to kill thousands of people.

This week, the first meeting of the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) Group of Governmental Experts on lethal autonomous weapons systems is taking place at the United Nations in Geneva. Organizations like the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots are encouraging the UN to move forward on international regulation of autonomous weapons, which is great, because talking about how these issues will shape the future of robotics and society is a very important thing.

Over the weekend, however, I came across a video that struck me as a disturbing contribution to the autonomous weapons debate. The video, called Slaughterbots and produced with support from Elon Musks Future of Life Institute, combines graphic violence with just enough technical plausibility to imagine a very bleak scenario: A fictional near future in which autonomous explosive-carrying microdrones are killing thousands of people around the world.

We are not going to embed the video here because it contains a number of violent scenes, including a terrorist attack in a classroom (!). You can find  it on the Future of Life  website .

Its very disappointing to me that robotics and AI researchers who I otherwise have a lot of respect for would support this kind of sensationalism that seems designed to shock and scare people rather than impart any sort of useful information about what the actual problem is. The message here seems to be that if youre interested in having a discussion about these issues, or if you think that perhaps there might be other, potentially more effective ways of shaping the future of autonomous weapons besides calling for a ban, then youre siding with terrorists. This is a dismally familiar form of rhetoric that has been shown to be effective when the objective is not to communicate facts, but rather exploit emotions and fears. Another problem is that videos like this, created and promoted by academics, might make the public more dist.........

17:44

The universal rebel and the psy-op to neuter him "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We're well into a time period when the experts and scientific authorities are settling on the human being as a biological machine that can only respond to programming. That's their view and their default position. It's sheer madness, of course, but what else do you expect? We're in an intense technological age, and people are obsessed with making things run smoother.

17:42

The Hotwire #13: November 15, 2017 : J20 trials begin, worldwide anti-fascism, squatting for the win in Chicago "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Listen here. Today is the beginning of the J20 inauguration protester trials in DC. There are some important developments in the case, so we interview Sam from DC Legal Posse about whats going on and how to support the defendants. We also interview a Polish anti-fascist from Warsaw about this weekends 60,000 person far-right march that was littered with Nazi slogans. The folks at the IRL squat in Chicago called us to talk about resisting their eviction and squatting as a window to a world outside of capitalism. Stay tuned until the end for exciting calls for upcoming action camps and decentralized days of action.

17:41

Mysterium Baphometis Revelatum: Documentary Part 1 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall's monumental essay from 1818, Mysterium Baphometis Revelatum (The Mystery of Baphomet Revealed), containing images and descriptions of what are purported to be occult ritual items used by the Knights Templar, will soon be published in English for the first time, with commentary from Tracy R. Twyman and photographs of the related monuments that she discovered at the British Museum. Here is the beginning of a YouTube documentary about Twyman's work on the Hammer-Purgstall translation and her investigation into the artifacts he documented.

Read more: http://tracytwyman.com/found-again-th...

To follow the publication of the translation, and other related announcements, visit...

17:39

If Bindi, Sindoor Can Be Exempt from GST, Why Not Sanitary Napkins, Delhi HC Asks Centre "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The court also expressed unhappiness over the absence of any women in 31-member GST Council.

Sanitary napkins are currently in the 12% GST slab. Credit: Reuters

Sanitary napkins are currently in the 12% GST slab. Credit: Reuters

New Delhi: If bindi, sindoor and kajal are kept out of the ambit of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), why cannot sanitary napkins, which are an essential item, be exempted, the Delhi high court today asked the Centre.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar said sanitary napkins are a necessity and there cannot be any explanation for taxing them and exempting other items by bringing them in the category of necessity.

You exempt bindi, kajal and sindoor. But you tax sanitary napkins. Its such a necessity. Is there any explanation for it, the bench said.

The court also expressed unhappiness over the absence of any women in 31-member GST Council.

Have you discussed it with the Ministry of Women and Child Development before doing it or have you just looked at the import and export duty. This has to be done while keeping in view the larger concern, it said and listed the matter for December 14.

The court was hearing a petition filed by Zarmina Israr Khan, who is a PhD scholar in African studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, challenging the levying of 12% GST on sanitary napkins. The plea has termed it illegal and unconstitutional.

Central government standing counsel Sanjeev Narula said if they will exempt sanitary napkins from tax, t...

17:39

#Oakland November 17: Rally and Walkout at Pitt Disarm Pitt Police "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Friday November 17, 2017, 03:30pm (EST), Towers Patio, Oakland (Ca).

Last year on November 17th, shortly after Trumps election, around 100 students, workers and community members marched together in the streets of Oakland to demand an end to student debt and protest Trumps election.

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Originally published Rally and Walkout at Pitt: Disarm Pitt Police Facebook event page.

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.

Oakland November 17: Rally and Walkout at Pitt Disarm Pitt Police

Friday November 17, 2017, 03:30pm (EST), Towers Patio, Oakland (Ca).

Last year on November 17th, shortly after Trumps election, around 100 students, workers and community members marched together in the streets of Oakland to dem...

17:39

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Zimbabwe War Veterans Holds Press Conference in Response to the Present Situation
Watch this press conference by clicking on the website below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB61k2SnlXw

263Chat will provide live updates of the war veterans press conference that is currently underway at Club Chambers in Harare. The press conference follows an address by the army that they are in the process of cleansing the country of 'criminals whom they accuse of suffocating the country and causing untold suffering on the people.

1241hrs: The presser will be addresses by Douglas Mahiya and Victor Matemadanda

1243hrs: After some singing of revolutionary songs, Douglas Mahiya begins his address. He urges war veterans in the room to celebrate.

1244hrs: Mahiya introduces war veterans leadership.

1245hrs: Matemadanda begins his address. He says his speech is based on the constitution of Zanu PF and the country. He says the constitution had been thrown into the dustbin.

1246hrs: Matemadanda says the constitution allows the army to intervene to protect the national security of the country

1248hrs: He says Zanu PF should set aside all suspensions and dismissal by G40 and cabal.

1249hrs: All the people from the central committee, provincial and ordinary members should be pardoned before the December congress.

1250hrs: war veterans should be restored as the fourth wing of Zanu PF

1250hrs: Why did Robert Mugabe chosen to work with counter revolutionaries. Why did he chose to denounce war veterans who have been with him during the liberation war, querried Matemadanda.

1251hrs: Robert Mugabe must be recalled from his position.

1252hrs: crimes committed by Robert Mugabe are much worse than Ndabaningi Sithole

1255hrs: Chipanga was leading a quasi army insulting Army Generals

1255hrs: all political parties in Zim must recognise the role played by war veterans.

1256hrs: we want to facilitate good and proper running of fort...

17:38

New York City Launches Committee to Review Maternal Deaths "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Following in the steps of Baltimore and Philadelphia, New York City is establishing a committee to review deaths and severe complications related to pregnancy and childbirth, aiming to reduce their toll on expectant and new mothers in the nations largest metropolis.

Theres ample room for improvement: The citys maternal mortality rate is thought to be slightly above average for the U.S., which has the highest such rate in the industrialized world. Of the estimated 700 to 900 deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth nationwide each year, New York City accounts for about 30.

Moreover, the citys outcomes feature a worsening racial divide. Between 2006 and 2010, black women were 12 times more likely than white women to die from pregnancy-related causes, up from seven times more likely between 2001 and 2005.

The new committee will dig deeper into each maternal death than has previously been possible and, by mining their causes and circumstances, will guide efforts to prevent such tragedies, city health officials said.

We want to advocate for quality improvement, not just in the city [overall], but in all the hospitals in the community, said Dr. Lorraine Boyd, medical director of the city health departments Bureau of Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health. We want to be able to say that the rates of maternal mortality, that the [racial] gap is closing and that weve put programs in place that are going to lead to that.

The panel (officially named the Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee, but already nicknamed M3RC) is scheduled to hold its inaugural meeting in early December and convene four times a year thereafter.

It will have up to 45 members, including not only doctors and nurses, but also doulas, midwives and social workers people in the community, who can better reflect how women live their lives, Boyd observed.

Beyond examining maternal deaths, the panel will also compile and analyze data on severe complications experienced by expectant and new mothers. For every death, experts say there are dozens of cases of such complications, affecting more than 50,000 American women each year.

New York state has had a maternal mortality review committee since 2010 that examined cases statewide, including those in the city; the city has also had its own panel to assess death data in aggregate.

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17:37

The pro-Saudi propaganda of Ben Hubbard reaches a new low "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"The recent episode started when Mr. Hariri fled to Riyadh". Fled? The threat to Hariri was in Lebanon or in Riyadh where he is in detention?  All Lebanese security services--even those loyal to Hariri--refuted Saudi regime claim about threats to his life in Lebanon.  Only Hubbard believes the Saudi claim.  As is well-known, even in pro-Hariri media in Lebanon, Hariri didnot flee to Riyadh, he was SUMMONED.

17:37

In The News Today "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bill Holters Commenatry The 2nd Amendment is there to thwart overzealous jerks like Joe Biden.  Can you imagine the oppression if we the people were not armed? Joe Biden: Stephen Willeford Shouldnt Have Had The Gun He Used To Stop Church Shooter November 14, 2017 Former Vice President Joe Biden is a walking gaffe. When... Read more

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

17:36

Campaigners give governments a TB action deadline "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Two health groups call for countries with high burdens of tuberculosis to implement the latest international treatment and testing standards by World TB Day in March 2018 .

17:36

Zimbabwes Mugabe Deposed Flees to Namibia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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  • Robert Mugabe, 93, and his family have been detained after Zimbabwes military staged bloodless correction
  • Tanks and soldiers seen on the streets of the capital Harare and loud explosions were heard in the city centre
  • It came as the military delivered a TV address denying that there had been a coup and that Mugabe was safe 
  • Former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa, sacked by Robert Mugabe last week, has returned from exile 
  • Armoured vehicles are patrolling the streets and Britons and Americans have been advised to stay indoors
  • There are claims that Mugabes wife has fled to Namibia after being allowed to leave the country last night 
  • South African President Jacob Zuma has spoken to Mugabe and says he is fine but confined to his home

Zimbabwes dictator Robert Mugabe is likely to be forced to hand power to his sacked vice president in a few weeks to make todays coup appear legal, experts have claimed.

The 93-year-olds grip on the country appears over after he was detained in his own home when the military seized control in what it described as a bloodless corr...

17:36

Florida: Witness provides description of Tampa serial killer suspect after 4th victim found in road "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - Tampa police say a witness was able to provide a description of a suspect who is believed to have shot a man from behind, killing him near a Seminole Heights church early Tuesday morning. The crime scene is a few blocks away from a memorial that honors three people who were previously shot and killed in Seminole Heights. The serial murderer has not been caught. At 4:51 a.m. on Tuesday, Tampa police officers responded to North Nebraska Ave and East McBerry Street after receiving a report of shots heard in the area. Officers arrived at the scene within seconds and found an adult male, later identified as Ronald Felton, 60, deceased in the street. Witnesses told police that Mr. Felton was crossing the street to meet someone when the suspect came up behind him and shot him. Police say Felton was shot at least one time in the back of the head. The suspect is described as a black male, 6 to 6 2 tall and has a thin build and a light complexion. He was armed with a large black pistol and was last seen wearing all black clothing.

17:35

Dear World, Bana Alabed's book is a ghostwritten propaganda piece advocating regime change in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The book Dear World: A Syrian Girl's Story of War and Plea for Peace was published in October 2017. It is purportedly written by a Syrian girl, Bana Alabed, with the help of her mother and an editor. The book is being prominently promoted in the US and UK and is anticipated to be a big seller this coming Holiday Season. Background Bana Alabed is an 8-year-old Syrian girl who rose to fame in 2016 when a Twitter account was set up in her name and she started tweeting in fluent English from east Aleppo as it was under bombardment by Syrian and Russian forces trying to dislodge insurgents. The first tweet in Bana's name appeared on 24 September 2016. It simply read, 'I need peace'. The Twitter account soon had tens of thousands of followers, among them J. K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter. It was later observed in a video that 7-year-old Bana knew very little English and was being prompted or told what to say.

17:35

Russian Hacking of U.S. Election? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

How to Instantly Prove (Or Disprove) Russian Hacking of U.S. Election

Its newsworthy that CIA head Mike Pompeo recently met with Bill Binney who designed the NSAs electronic surveillance system about potential proof that the DNC emails were leaked rather than hacked.
Its also noteworthy that the usual suspects Neocon warmongers such as Max Boot have tried to discredit both Binney and Pompeo.
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17:34

Britain Wants Cycle-Friendly Cities. Heres How We Get Them "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Andrew Gilligan for The Guardian - Cycle lanes reduce pollution, improve health and are incredibly popular. But forget common sense: getting the go-ahead on new schemes is all about politics. Almost four-fifths of people in some of Britains largest cities want road space taken away from cars and given to bikes, according to a new poll from Sustrans. Im not at all surprised. Whenever we proposed the same thing in London, where I was cycling commissioner until last year, we got the same response. Every single one of the cycle superhighway schemes now open in the capital got between 60% and 85% public support, in our own statutory consultations and in independent, professional opinion polls. Once the new routes opened, that support translated into astonishing levels of usage. In the first six months, the number of cyclists on the roads served by the new separated lanes went up by more than half. The bike lane on Blackfriars bridge, which takes up a fifth of the roadspace, now carries 70% of the bridges rush-hour traffic. Theres an Eiger of evidence that cycling improvements are popular. Why, then, do they so seldom happen? Partly its because politicians confuse noise with numbers. Cycling schemes create a lot of noise. Our opponents would spend busy weeks organising petitions, holding demonstrations and comparing bike lanes to the Luftwaffe in their effects on the capital.

17:34

Syria War Report November 15, 2017: Syrian Army Turns Militants Back In Northern Hama "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

https://southfront.org/syria-war-report-november-15-2017-syrian-army-turns-militants-back-in-northern-hama/ If youre able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldnt be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront On November 14, the

17:33

17-foot long cobra fights with python in Thailand "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A king cobra stretching 17-feet long makes a python its dinner, chomping down on the smaller snake as it desperately tries to break free at a holiday resort in Thailand. The two serpents were spotted by Krabi residents under a palm tree yesterday, where they immediately called the emergency services to remove the predator from the premises. Three hours went by before the five person rescue team could do anything, forced to watch the black coloured cobra sink its deadly fangs into the python. The python, only 5-feet long, desperately tried to evade the attack by wrapping itself around the cobra's head.

17:32

ProPublica: Trump appointee resigns after report on troubled Indian loan program "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A senior official in charge of a federal loan guarantee program resigned after ProPublica reported his prior role in obtaining a guarantee under the same program as part of a deal that failed.

17:31

House Democrats Introduce Five Articles of Impeachment Against Trump "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

.@RepCohen: "We believe that President Trump has violated the Constitution, and we've introduced five articles of impeachment." pic.twitter.com/nC7bdnhYqR ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 15, 2017 Sigh, they keep trying. Via Free Beacon: House Democrats introduced five articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying they took the action because of their great []

17:30

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes Through Fasting "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes Through Fasting | diabetic | Natural Medicine Sleuth Journal Special Interests

Type 2 diabetes, sometimes referred to as adult-onset diabetes, doesnt have to be permanent. Fasting and calorie restriction can help you get control of your blood sugar, lower your blood pressure, and even help reverse type 2 diabetes. But, before we get into how fasting can undo the damage of type 2 diabetes, we first need to understand how type 2 diabetes affects the body.

How Does Type 2 Diabetes Develop?

Diabetes develops when fat accumulates in areas of the body that shouldnt accumulate fat. It all starts with an abundance of fat in your muscle tissue. Typically this is caused by a family history, poor diet, or sedentary lifestyle. This fat is called intramuscular fat. Its like the marbling on a steak, only its inside your muscles, and it causes insulin resistancethe characteristic that distinguishes type 1 diabetes from type 2.[12] Even worse, intramuscular fat causes muscles to produce toxic fat metabolites like ceramide and diacylglycerol (DAG). These toxins also contribute to insulin resistance.[3]

High Insulin Levels Lead to a Fatty Liver

When blood sugar is high, the pancreas produces insulin to lower blood sugar. However, insulin resistance causes the liver to stop responding to insulin.[4,...

17:30

Was Judge Moores Accusers Yearbook Autograph Forged? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Was Judge Moores Accusers Yearbook Autograph Forged? Video Bill Still Well, the coupsters are still busying themselves at the direction of the ministry of propaganda with continuing to undermine any effort to sway the Republican majority in the United...

The post Was Judge Moores Accusers Yearbook Autograph Forged? (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

17:30

Bird strikes the nose cone of American Airlines flight "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ground crews found a very unusual "stowaway" aboard an American Airlines flight as it taxied to the tarmac at Miami International Airport. A bird became lodged in the shell of the Airbus A319 after striking the nose cone while approaching the South Florida airport from Mexico City. The plane landed safely and the animal was spotted as the airliner taxied to its gate at around 11am Wednesday. No-one was injured in the incident. The bird strike follows a similar incident last month in which a charter plane carrying NBA stars from the Oklahoma City Thunder was hit by an unidentified object on its way to Chicago-Midway.

17:29

End of the road for Robert Mugabe? Military tanks on streets of Harare - China denies involvement in apparent Zimbabwe coup "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

China, which has invested heavily in Zimbabwe in recent years, has denied involvement in the military coup in the country after Zimbabwean General Constantino Chiwenga, the man behind the ongoing takeover, visited Beijing last week. Zimbabwe's military deployed troops armed with heavy weapons to patrol the streets of the capital, Harare, and took control of the state broadcaster overnight. In a televised address, Major General SB Moyo, chief of staff logistics, said the intervention was "targeting criminals around" Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's leader since 1980, the year the country became independent. Mugabe's whereabouts were not immediately disclosed, but the military stated that the 93-year-old strongman was "safe and sound." Mugabe later told South African President Jacob Zuma over the phone that he was confined to his home.

17:29

The One Chart All Investors Should See Before 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The One Chart All Investors Should See Before 2018 by Ian Jenkins OilPrice Pay close attention to this cobalt chart. Demand could be about to surge from 2k tonnes today to over 300k tonnes in 2030.  Thats a 14,900%...

The post The One Chart All Investors Should See Before 2018 appeared first on The Daily Coin.

17:27

Mysterious Murder in Mali "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Friendly Reminder That Jeff Bezos is Trying to Take Over the Universe (Jimmy)

Caitlin Johnstone writes on Medium, The richest man in the world did not purchase the Washington Post because he believed newspapers were about to enjoy a lucrative resurgence, and he certainly didnt purchase it to ensure the production of high quality journalism. He bought it so that hed have a trusted mouthpiece through which to lie to you about what is happening in the world in a way that will benefit his empire.

Hannity to Moore: Clear Up Allegations, Or Get Out (Dan)

Arguably TVs most culturally conservative voice has lost patience with Roy Moore. Will the controversial Senate candidate dropout after even more women have come forward claiming sexual advances at a young age?

Australias Citizen Crisis (Reader Steve)

Australias immigration policies are mirroring Trumps in the US. In some ways, theyre worse. Australias constitution prevents foreign nationals, as well as those with dual citizenship, from holding elected office  unless they renounce their former citizenship. The provision was largely ignored until recently, with an uptick of diverse backgrounds in Australias elected leaders.

The J20 Investigation (Dan)

Trumps inauguration day featured many skirmishes between the DC police and anti-fascist protestors organized under the J20 banner. The investigation has been growing some time, including with the DOJs now-infamous move of requesting IP addresses that visited the J20 website. Now theres another strike against the protesters: the group investigating police actions has a history of siding with the police.

Freelance Journalist Arrested During Riot Still Facing Serious Charges (Chris)

The trial of Alexei Wood begins today in DC. The defendant, a photojournalist who took pictures of anti-inaugural demonstrations in January, is accused of several felonies, incl...

17:26

Mystery Alabama Boom Rattles Twitter Theorists, NASA Unsure of Origin "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

mystery boom

Witnesses across Alabama reported a mysterious boom that rocked their counties on Tuesday evening. NASA said the origin of the blast remains unclear as social media went awash with conspiracy theories and even devoted a song to the unexplained event.

The sound blast could have been generated by a bolide, large supersonic aircraft or a ground explosion but wasnt caused by a Leonid meteor, NASA said, as cited by meteorologist James Spann from the American Meteorological Society (AMS). The unknown event was reported by the National Weather Service in Birmingham, as well as St. Clair and Blount Counties.

Alabama residents flocked to Twitter, with many saying the event even shook their homes. The boom was detected on a seismograph in Cleburne County, according to meteorologists from the local TV stations.

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17:25

Britains Theresa May blames Russia for her own failures "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This 4 October 2017 video from Britain is called From one failure, to another. Watch as Theresa Mays conference speech lurches towards disaster.

By Julie Hyland in Britain:

May deploys anti-Russian propaganda to distract from Brexit crisis

15 November 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May used her speech to the Lord Mayors Banqueta gathering of the City of LondonMonday evening to launch an attack on Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Describing Russia as a threat to open economies and free societies, she accused the Putin regime of seeking to weaponise information and planting fake stories so as to sow discord in the West and undermine our institutions.

A Downing Street source acknowledged that she was not responding to any specific event and May herself gave no evidence to back up her assertions.

Her claims underscore how unsubstantiated allegations of Russian interference and fake news have become the refuge of choice for crisis-ridden politicians the world over.

Mays Mansion House speech was made on the eve of the return of the European Union Withdrawal Bill to parliament. Eight days of line by line examination of the billaimed at incorporating EU legislation into British lawwill take place between now and Christmas, in what has been likened to guerrilla warfare as each clause is bitterly contested.

Her tirade against Ru...

17:23

Group Investigating Police On Inauguration Day Has History Supporting Police "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Sarah Lazare for The Intercept - A CONSULTANT PAID by the Washington, D.C., City Council to investigate the Metropolitan Police Departments crackdown on Inauguration Day protesters is coming under scrutiny for what activists and experts say is a bias in favor of police. The Police Foundation, the purportedly independent group conducting the investigation for the city, is poring over charges of police abuses from January 20. The citys police department faced scrutiny for violence and arrests that targeted anyone in close proximity to an anti-fascist demonstration, part of a thousands-strong Disrupt J20 protest against Donald Trumps presidential inauguration. Demonstrators were allegedly confronted with arbitrary mass arrests and sexual assault, according a lawsuit filed against D.C. and the police. The lawsuit said those in and around the protest came under attack from chemical agents, such as pepper spray, as well as rubber bullets and stinger grenades. Following the mass arrests, hundreds of people were charged with conspiracy, property destruction, and assault, and now many face decades in prison. Defense attorneys say the mass prosecution is unprecedented in Washington, D.C. The polices actions on January 20 quickly provoked concern.

17:23

Why political correctness fails "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Why political correctness fails Why what we know for sure is wrong (Ex Religion)


Most of us are familiar with the Politically Correct (PC) World View. William Deresiewicz describes the view, which he calls the ...

17:21

'Boomtown, Flood Town' Wins AAAS Science Journalism Award "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) announced today that Boomtown, Flood Town, a collaboration between ProPublica and The Texas Tribune, won an AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award in the online category. The story by Al Shaw from ProPublica, Kiah Coller from The Texas Tribune and Neena Satija from The Texas Tribune and Reveal exposes the risk that Houston residents face as major storms cause massive flooding. It specifically focuses on the impact of Houstons unmanaged development on increasing flood risks.

The team combined geographic data obtained from local governments, academic researchers, FEMA, USGS and the Houston-Galveston Area Council to create a series of interactive maps that explains how successively worse storms, sprawling development and the loss of coastal prairie endangers lower lying, often older parts of the city.

Rami Tzabar, awards judge and development editor for BBC Radio Science and World Service, called the story a forensic analysis of everything that is wrong with current (and past) attitudes to flooding, an innate misguided belief that every major event is a freak of nature and that we can engineer our way out of the problem whilst largely ignoring the cause.

See a list of all 2017 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award winners here.

17:21

Turkey Enraged Over US Deal to Allow ISIS Fighters Safe Passage From Raqqa "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Tuesday, Turkey lambasted the US and its largely Kurdish allies in Syria, the YPG, for having made a deal that allowed 250 Daesh (ISIS) fighters and all their children and relatives to flee from Raqqa.

Turkeys prime minister Binali Yildirim said,

The YPG terrorists let Daesh [terrorists] leave Raqqa with their weapons instead of eliminating them from the city. One terror group left Raqqa and another settled in. Is this your rational policy?

Turkey views the leftist YPG as a branch of the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party), which is Turkey-based and seeking more autonomy for Turkeys Kurds. The Syrian YPG has only distant ties to the PKK, however, and is mainly focused on Syria.

Syrian Kurds, now backed by the US as the Syrian Democratic Forces, were the only local group of fighters willing to take on Daesh. With US air support and an influx of US weapons, they defeated it on the Syrian side of the border in Raqqa province. The Syrian regime only became interested in taking on Daesh once it seemed clear that otherwise the YPG would do the job and gain control over Deir al-Zor as well.

The BBC broke the bombshell report that the United States and its local allies worked out a deal with Daesh (ISIS, ISIL) in Raqqa, Syria, to allow them to depart. There were still 250 hardened fighters along with 3500 family members in the capital of the phony caliphate.


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Raqqa had largely been reduced to rubble, but the 250 fighters could have continued, challenging and imposing high casualty rates on the largely Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces who were besieging the city.

The YPG made this deal, with US military officers in the room, after weeks of hard fighting had not resulted in the complete fall of Raqqa. It is also alleged that the Trump administration was impatient for the YPG Kurds to take over hydrocarbon resources in Syria, which they could not do if they remained bogged down in Raqqa, so safe passage for the ISIL fighters and their arsenal was the price of that strategy.

US Secretary of Defense James...

17:20

Greenland "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Icelandair, the original hippie express used to offer flights between the US and Europe for about half what the other air carriers charged. Their strategy was pretty cool they used less expensive jets with shorter range, and did a brief stopover to refuel at Keflavik Airport in Iceland.

Depending on the time of day, you usually get a great view of the southern tip of Greenland.

mjr, 17

Greenland is pretty inhospitable-looking. From 5 miles up, my sense of scale gets messed with a bit obviously, those are big mountains. How big are those chunks of ice floating in the inlets? Probably about the size of the one the Titanic hit.

You can see the pattern of the wind and snow, which also makes the sense of scale get confused:

mjr, 17

From 5 miles up, a glacier looks a lot like that spot on my driveway where the bank and the open field cause the snow to pile up, making it pack down and get impassible. I know its not the same thing, because the physics dont scale up and down perfectly symmetrically, but it looks like it. And, basically, yes, thats a big slush-mass heading for the road.

mjr, 17

My iPhone camera had some trouble with that one, because of the lack of things to focus on, but thats a region in the central highlands of Greenland. Once you get past the edges, its just a solid wad of snow with occasional things sticking up above the surface. I assume that what were looking at here is a mountain-top. Look at the way the snow blows across and makes the same kind of forms that snow makes on a smaller-scale! If I put a snowball down in my driveway in the winter, it will soon look like that pattern in the upper right (except the prevailing winds go the opposite direction) however, I imagine that, if I were standing down there, its a huge snow-cliff that I have absolutely no desire to be anywhere near.

I see similar patterns when I fly across Ari...

17:20

General chat "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat? Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

17:19

Cop fires 16 rounds into two non-aggressive, neighborhood dogs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Video from a witness has been released, giving insight into the aftermath of a police shooting, as neighbors attempted to understand why an officer unloaded 16 rounds into two dogs they described as "non-aggressive," and then waited nearly an hour to offer medical attention forcing his victim to suffer. According to a report from Redding's Record Searchlight, a police officer was called to a Red Bluff neighborhood on Sunday morning after receiving reports that two large dogs were chasing a girl on a bicycle. The responding officer claimed he opened fire on the dogs because they were "acting viciously and aggressively," and were threatening to attack him. However, in a video published on Facebook by Jimi Wade, a neighbor of the dogs' owner, he claimed that the opposite had occurred. "He had no business shooting the dogs. They were in my driveway. He was the aggressor. The dogs were not the aggressor," Wade said as he stood feet away from the officer who shot them. The officer is shown standing near a patrol car with his arms crossed over his chest. While he is close enough to hear the claims Wade is making, and to be aware that he is being recorded, he does not respond.

17:18

Native Sun News Today: Military service inspires Lakota veteran to bring change "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It was October 1973 when Alex White Plumes cousin visited on a home-town recruiting tour with 'little bitty Private wings' on his uniform, garnering oohs and ahhs from everyone in the room.

17:18

Man who repeatedly sexually assaulted stepdaughter thought paternity test would help avoid deportation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As an undocumented immigrant, Horacio Alvarado thought if he could show he was the father of a newborn American citizen, he would be allowed to remain in the United States himself. But the paternity test ultimately resulted in more severe charges for Alvarado because the mother of the child was only 15 and was his stepdaughter, according to a criminal complaint. Alvarado, 32, now faces three felonies for what investigators say were several years of sustained sexual assaults, assaults his wife later knew about yet did nothing to prevent, according to the complaint. Alvarado is charged with first-degree sexual assault, resulting in pregnancy, repeated sexual assault of a child and incest. He pleaded not guilty at a court appearance last week and is being held on $20,000 bail but has a bail hearing next week.

17:17

'The United States wants to intervene militarily in Venezuela', says president of the Constituent Assembly "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As president of Venezuela's Constituent Assembly, Delcy Rodriguez is the second-most-important figure in the regime of President Nicolas Maduro. In an interview with FRANCE 24's Marc Perelman she discussed the political and economic crisis in her country as Caracas opens crunch talks with creditors on its debt; Rodriguez denies that Venezuela is insolvent. She also claims the US is "inventing" a humanitarian crisis in her country to justify a military intervention.

17:17

War between Iran & Saudi Arabia could send oil to $300 per barrel & impoverish the world "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An armed conflict between Riyadh and Tehran would have a major impact on oil markets and the global economy. RT asked experts what a war between the two Middle East superpowers would mean for crude prices.

If a conflict happens, oil prices could increase 500 percent.

Energy prices will seriously depend on the severity of the conflict. Lets remember the unrecognized Iraqi Kurdistan, which in a state of continuous war exported about 550,000 barrels per day through Turkey. In this connection, we can expect a panic rise in oil price to $150-$200 on the first day of the conflict If Saudis and Iran attack each others oil facilities, crude prices can skyrocket to $300, Mikhail Mashchenko, an analyst at the eToro social network for investors told RT.

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Ivan Karyakin, an investment analyst at Global FX, points out that the area of possible conflict pumps a third of global oil. Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, and Qatar together produce about 28 million barrels per day, which is slightly less than 30 percent of global production; prices will go up immediately to $150-180 per barrel, he said.

Then everything will depend on the duration of the conflict. The world market will survive two or three days of the conflict. If the conflict lasts a week, then prices will rise to $200 or higher, and this will have long-term consequences, as stockpiles will decrease,Karyakin said.

The analyst insists a war between Riyadh and Tehran is unlikely, as its not in the interests of Russia and China.Russia is a partner of many conflicting countries in the Middle East. Largest oil importer China, which carries the greatest risks in the event of a rise in oil prices, will use all its influence on Iran and the US to prevent a conflict, he said.

A war in the Middle East will be very unprofitable for importers, according to Ivan Kapustiansky, Forex Optimum analyst. In the event of war...

17:15

Media watch Thursday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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

17:15

Edward S. Herman (1925-2017) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

He died on November 11, 2017 at the age of 92. He was emeritus professor of finance at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He was the co-author with Noam Chomsky of that excellent book Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (1988) that I think should be essential reading for anyone interested in politics and the media and which I have referred to many times on this blog. His Wikipedia page provides his biography.

Although less well famous than Chomsky, Herman was a prolific writer and analyst and sharp critic of the US media and foreign policy. He was a regular contributor to Z Magazine right up until his death where his passion for justice shone through in every sentence.

Here he is in an interview from five years ago deconstructing the concepts of humanitarian intervention and responsibility to protect, both of which he argues are just covers for acts of imperialism and naked aggression by the US. You can see how much he cared about exposing wrongdoing at the age of 87. He never gave up the struggle.

17:15

Abby Martin: All This Shit Doesnt MatterEvery Issue Must Be Seen Through the Lens of the US Empire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Dandelion Salad with Abby Martin The Jimmy Dore Show on Nov 14, 2017  Part 2 Is Rachel Maddow Dangerous To Journalism? from the archives: Chris Hedges: RT Targeted for Giving Platform to Anti-Imperialist, Anti-Capitalist Critics Abby Martin: Trump Expands Police-State Crackdown on the Left Abby Martin: The Sacrifice Zones of Houston Before and After Hurricane Harvey, Part 2 Abby []

17:15

Remembering the West's destruction of Libya: The reason North Korea desperately wants nuclear weapons "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The United States and its allies continue to cajole and threaten North Korea to negotiate an agreement that would relinquish its growing nuclear and ballistic-missile programs. The latest verbal prodding came from President Trump during his joint press conference with South Korean president Moon Jae-in. Trump urged Pyongyang to "come to the negotiating table," and asserted that it "makes sense for North Korea to do the right thing." The "right thing" Trump and his predecessors have always maintained, is for North Korea to become nonnuclear. It is unlikely that the DPRK will ever return to nuclear virginity. Pyongyang has multiple reasons for retaining its nukes. For a country with an economy roughly the size of Paraguay's, a bizarre political system that has no external appeal, and an increasingly antiquated conventional military force, a nuclear-weapons capability is the sole factor that provides prestige and a seat at the table of international affairs. There is one other crucial reason for the DPRK's truculence, though. North Korean leaders simply do not trust the United States to honor any agreement that might be reached. Unfortunately, there are ample reasons for such distrust. North Korean leaders have witnessed how the United States treats nonnuclear adversaries such as Serbia and Iraq. But it was the U.S.-led intervention in Libya in 2011 that underscored to Pyongyang why achieving and retaining a nuclear-weapons capability might be the only reliable way to prevent a regime-change war directed against the DPRK.

17:14

El-Erian at the Fed? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Wall Street Journal has a new piece discussing rumors that Mohamed El-Erian might be chosen for the position of vice chair of the Board of Governors:

In recent years, Mr. El-Erian has voiced somewhat hawkish critiques of the Feds policy stance, including decisions to hold interest rates at ultralow levels despite signaling plans to raise them. In recent months, he has suggested that the Feds inflation target of 2% might be too high given structural forces holding down consumer prices.

A few comments:

1.  We now know that those who offered hawkish critiques of Fed policy a few years ago were wrong.  Inflation has continued to undershoot the Feds target.

2.  When structural forces hold down inflation, they do so by boosting RGDP growth.  There is no other way by which structural forces can hold down (GDP deflator) inflation.  None.  RGDP growth has actually been at unusually low levels over the past decade.  Thus we now know that structural forces are not holding down inflation.  It was slow NGDP growth.  Those who think otherwise are confusing microeconomic factors (Amazon, China, etc.) with macroeconomic factors.  Yes, Amazon and China hold down specific prices, but only by boosting GDP growth.  And this mistake cannot be excused by pointing to mismeasurement of inflation.  Maybe tech is causing actual inflation to be lower than measured inflation, but the puzzle being discussed is why measured inflation is so low.

Confusion over these sorts of basic macro issues is exactly why we need to appoint world class experts on monetary economics to the Fed.  People like El-Erian tend to assume that a tighter monetary policy would allow the Fed to have a higher path of interest rates going forward.  In truth a tighter monetary policy would result in slower growth and a lower path of the natural rate of interest over time.  (See Trichet, ECB.)  If the Fed didnt realize this and persevered with their plan to raise rates, they would create a depression.  Im not predicting a depression because I dont expect the Fed to do this, just pointing to the logical consequence of this sort of mistaken reasoning.

Higher interest rates should not be a goal of monetary policy, but if it is a goal then you get there by making monetary policy more expansionary, and boosting the trend rate of NGDP growth.

PS.  I have a cameo role in a new MRU video.

PPS.  I was interviewed for...

17:14

Zensurwelle bei Youtube "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

Der Kampf um die Deutungshoheit in den Medien geht in eine neue Runde. Das im Sommer von der Regierung Merkel beschlossene Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz findet immer mehr Anwendung. Betroffen davon sind systemkritische Youtube-Kanle, die nun zunehmend abgeschaltet werden. Gleichzeitig luft die Propaganda auf Hochtouren. So wurde in Zusammenarbeit mit der Bundeszentrale fr politische Bildung unter Schirmherrschaft des Bundesfamilienministeriums die Kampagne #NichtEgal gestartet.

17:12

Women on Capitol Hill tell of 'sextTrade,' 'creep list' of lawmakers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are so predatory that female staffers are advised not to ride in elevators alone with them, according to accounts compiled by CNN. Females are also admonished to be careful of male lawmakers who sleep in their offices - another "unwritten" rule that women on Capitol Hill live by, according to the outlet. The outlet spoke to more than 50 lawmakers, current and former staffers, and other political veterans, who revealed a culture so rife with sexual harassment that there is an informal "creep list" of lawmakers to avoid. The allegations come after dozens of high-powered Hollywood figures like Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K., and political journalists have been outed as rapists, predators, and perverts who have subjected men and women to sexual assault for decades. The story noted: "On Capitol Hill, it's not clear that a similar a day of reckoning is soon coming to one of the country's most important institutions."

17:12

Gen. Hayden Admits to CNN That China Sending Envoy to N. Korea Proves POTUS Trumps Effectiveness (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Former CIA and NSA chief General Michael Hayden joined CNNs Chris Cuomo Wednesday morning and praised President Trumps effectiveness following reports that China will send an envoy to North Korea. 

Hayden had this to say after Cuomo asked him if China sending an envoy to North Korea is a sign of President Trumps effectiveness:

I think the timing suggests thats true. So, youve got a bit of a ray of light, a breath of fresh air here with the Chinese trying to amp up there pressure on the North Koreans. We need to be realistic, all right? China is most interested in stability on the North Korean part, on the whole Korean peninsula. Theyre not too excited about change. I think we can rely on them to amp up the pressure a bit, to have Kim, the youngest, tone down the rhetoric. Maybe stop testing for a while. I dont think hes going there to point out that you need to give up these weapons.

A senior Chinese diplomat will visit North Korea from Friday as a special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Beijing said, although it did not say he was planning to discuss North Koreas nuclear and ballistic programs, reports Reuters.

Reuters reports:

China has repeatedly pushed for a diplomatic solution to the crisis, but in recent months has had only limited high-level exchanges with North Korea. The last time Chinas special envoy for North Korea visited the country was in February last year.

In a brief dispatch, the official Xinhua news agency said Song Tao, who heads the ruling Communist Partys external affairs department, would leave for North Korea on Friday.

He will inform the DPRK of the 19th CPC National Congress and visit the DPRK, Xinhua said on Wednesday, using the Norths official name and referring to Chinas recently concluded Communist Party Congress at which Xi further cemented his power.

News of the comes comes amid President Trumps return to Washi...

17:12

IBM Announces Working Prototype of a 50-Qubit Quantum Computer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

IBM Raises the Bar with a 50-Qubit Quantum Computer

IBM established a landmark in computing Friday, announcing a quantum computer that handles 50 quantum bits, or qubits. The company is also making a 20-qubit system available through its cloud computing platform.

IBM, Google, Intel, and a San Francisco startup called Rigetti are all currently racing to build useful quantum systems. These machines process information in a different way from traditional computers, using the counterintuitive nature of quantum physics.

The announcement does not mean quantum computing is ready for common use. The system IBM has developed is still extremely finicky and challenging to use, as are those being built by others. In both the 50- and the 20-qubit systems, the quantum state is preserved for 90 microsecondsa record for the industry, but still an extremely short period of time.

[...] IBM is also announcing an upgrade to its quantum cloud software system today. "We're at world record pace. But we've got to make sure non-physicists can use this," Gil says.

The announcement should perhaps be treated cautiously, though. Andrew Childs, a professor at the University of Maryland, points out that IBM has not published details of its system in a peer-reviewed journal. "IBM's team is fantastic and it's clear they're serious about this, but without looking at the details it's hard to comment," he says. Childs says the larger number of qubits does not necessarily translate to a leap in computational capability. "Those qubits might be noisy, and there could be issues with how well connected they are," he says.

Also at The Mercury News and SiliconANGLE.

Previously: IBM Promises Commercialization of 50 Qubit Quantum Computers
IBM and D-Wave Quantum Computing Announcements
Intel Ships 17-Qubit Quantum Chip to Researchers
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17:11

Arbaeen The Untold Largest Pilgrimage in History "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Baqee organization distributes food to piligrmis - Arbaeem, Iraq

The Baqee organization distributes food to pilgrims Arbaeem, Iraq

Far from the public eye, carefully blanketed by mainstream media silence, the holy city of Karbala saw this early November its numbers of inhabitants swell by an estimated 17 million and counting. From all four corners of the world, whether by plane, car, on even on foot millions upon millions of men, women, and children have made the journey to Iraq to share in the pilgrimage of Arbaeen, and remember that over 13 centuries ago a man stood alone against an army to defy Tyranny, and with his defiance carved a way forward for humanity.

How many figures in our history can claim to have commandeered to their name such devotion; that not even the fear of Daeshs terror could weaken the hearts and tire ones resolve?

How many personalities across the ages have epitomised, symbolised and altogether embodied the essence of Freedom, Dignity, and Compassion towards humanity, but Hussain Ibn Ali he, who before an army of several thousands strong chose to die where he stood rather than forfeit his dignity, and before a tyrant bow?

How many indeed

I would venture and say none but Hussain Ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammed. If Imam Hussain remains a revered figure of Islam, a member of the holy household of the prophet of Islam, and fourth Imam of Shia Islam, his deeds have echoed far beyond the confines of the Islamic world, to inspire men of freedom. From intellectuals to revolutionaries, scholars and men of God, Hussain stands a towering figure unequalled in the ferocity of his principles, and the compassion which lied within them.

It is to free mankind from the yoke of absolutism that Hussain unsheathed his sword in the plains of Karbala, knowing full well that before the furious clamour of metal before him, he stood defeated in number and yet yet; as he drew his last breath, Hussain forever was reborn a hero among heroes the one banner that would rally to his name all manners of people, beyond all manners of differences for his call was that of humanity for humanity.

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17:11

FDA approves 'smart' schizophrenia pill that can be tracked when ingested "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An antipsychotic pill that digitally tracks consumption has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Abilify MyCite will be used in the treatment of chronic mental conditions and is an upgrade on Abilify, which was approved for patients suffering from schizophrenia in 2002. According to the FDA, the drug is the first of its kind to be given the greenlight in the US. The drug device was developed by Japan's Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co and California based firm, Proteus Digital Health, who submitted the smart medicine for approval in the US in May. In a statement released earlier this year, the companies expressed their belief that the development would help people "better manage their mental illness." Comment: It sounds like it would help the psychiatric cartel better manage their "non-compliant" patients. The course of the pill is tracked through an ingestible sensor about the size of a grain of sand, which sends electronic information to a "wearable patch."

17:10

Is GE A Black Swan In Plain Sight? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Is GE A Black Swan In Plain Sight? by Dave Kranzler Investment Research Dynamics GE hit $8 in 2008. If you short the stock with some patience, in my opinion its a low-risk bet that it will drop at...

The post Is GE A Black Swan In Plain Sight? appeared first on The Daily Coin.

17:10

Open Forum Thursday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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

17:10

Ideologies follow the tribe "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Here we have conservatives defending a guy who molests teens:

A group of 53 Alabama pastors signed onto a letter pledging their support for alleged child molester and Senate candidate Roy Moore.

Update:  The Newsweek story may be fake news, as elsewhere its reported the letter was from months ago.

And here we have a conservative at the National Review who is uneasy with left wing attempts to censor art:

HBO is at this moment streaming Hacksaw Ridge, a film by Mel Gibson, who in 2011 pleaded no contest to a charge of battery against an ex-girlfriend who had alleged that he had assaulted her so viciously that she was left with a black eye and two broken teeth. HBO has no policy, as far as I know, against distributing movies starring Christian Slater, who once served 59 days in jail after pleading no contest to assaulting a girlfriend. The films of Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and Roman Polanski remain ubiquitous. Hollywood history is rife with personalities who have done much worse things than C.K. and whose films have not been subsequently suppressed.

So whats going on?  Werent conservative pastors supposed to be the sort of people who condemn this type of behavior?  And isnt it people on the left who used to strongly defend artists from censorship?  (Corporate or government)

Heres one possibility.  Conservatism is moving away from religion and toward the cult of the strong.  Conservatives take increasingly pleasure in mocking the left as a bunch of sensitive snowflakes.  Sexual harassment is seen as a feminist issue.  Conservatives are increasing drawn to alpha male leaders, even if they have a history of abusing women.  When I was younger, that sort of man (Kennedy, Clinton, etc.) was usually thought more likely to be a Democrat.  Republicans were seen as nerdy types.  Now a major GOP presidential candidate brags about the size of his . . . er . . .  hands during a debate, and a Senate GOP candidate brandishes guns at campaign rallies.  A House candidates assaults a reporter, and is still elected.

On the left its a different set of issues.  The left once liked intellectual types who were unconventional, and didnt want to live according to boring suburban moralit...

17:10

Word Wednesday. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Defenestration / Defenestrate

Noun / Transitive Verb.

1: a throwing of a person or thing out of a window.

2: a usually swift dismissal or expulsion (as from a political party or office.)

defenestrate, transitive verb.

[Origin: de + Latin fenestra window.]

(1600s)

Due to the limitations of early Krakau translation software, the first words broadcast to humanity by another sentient species, in Earth Year 2153 and at a volume of 104 decibels, were:

We come in harmony to defenestrate your dingo.  Terminal Alliance, Jim C. Hines.

Defenestration is an act with a very long history, intimately intertwined with politics, and more than once, the start of a war.

17:09

Fireball streaks across Phoenix sky (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Residents of Phoenix, Arizona were treated to approximately four seconds of night-time daylight on Tuesday, as a suspected meteor burst through the Earth's atmosphere and lit up the area. The city tweeted footage of two fireballs streaking across the night sky, which had been captured by a security camera overlooking a number of public buildings. In the video, one meteor can be seen burning up in a flash above the clouds while another, smaller meteor extinguishes parallel to it.

17:08

The Upgrade Myth "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We are encouraged to believe that the newest technology is also the best. But, at a time when functionality and marketability are valued more highly than simplicity and durability, adopting the newest technology can be a recipe for frustration and misery.

17:07

Watch these BMW gestures and think about bringing them to the Mac "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

[VIDEO] This morning, I dug around and found the video embedded in the main Loop post, which shows off the gestures available on the latest BMWs (theyve been available for a few years, but the sensors/gestures have evolved each year, getting better and better).

Think about the idea of having a similar set of gestures available on the Mac. The idea of tech on your phone or Mac sensing your presence, attention, or movements, clearly add value to the user experience.

The idea of a touch screen Mac is different than a gesture-aware Mac. I think the gestures on the BMW would work well on a Mac. Not necessarily the same gestures, but similar gestures. Especially if the gestures could be subtle.

Imagine an incoming phone call, while you are typing away at your Mac. You lift your hand from the keyboard, make a quick swiping gesture, and the call is dismissed. Or you make a cmon gesture, and the call is answered.

I see a lot of possibilities here.

17:06

Lawsuit Against Baltimore Police For Actions During #AFROMATION Protest "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Shannon Wallace for City Paper - Nine Baltimore activists have filed a class action lawsuit against the Baltimore Police Department and the state of Maryland related to last year's #AFROMATION protest during Artscape. That day, July 16, 2016, 65 protesters were arrested, including a City Paper photo intern, Courtney Hawkins, when the large march, dubbed #AFROMATION, began at Guilford Avenue and Chase Street, moved through Artscape, and then onto I-83. As City Paper reported last year, the group "proceeded onto the highway, locking arms and briefly blocking traffic as they formed a line stretching across one side of the interstate. Police asked the group to move for an ambulance and protesters obliged, moving to the shoulder, only to see two police vans pull up. There was no ambulance. Police then told the group to move off of I-83, and then they were arrested. Some activists said they were essentially 'trapped' on the ramp and, while not involved in blocking traffic, they were not allowed to retreat once arrests began. Fifty-five adults and 10 teenagers were arrested." While protest has hardly stopped since the Baltimore Uprising, #AFROMATION, co-organized by Makayla Gilliam-Price, alumna of City College's activist group City Bloc, Baltimore Bloc, Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) Baltimore, and others, was a palpable return to sizable in-the-streets protest.

17:06

Israel Will Not Allow Syria To Become An Iranian Outpost "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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BY ANNA AHRONHEIM

NOVEMBER 15, 2017 15:33

Liberman was responding to comments made by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov who said that Iranian presence in Syria was legitimate.

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Israel's northern border, November 2017

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Israels northern border, November 2017. (photo credit:ARIEL HERMONI / DEFENSE MINISTRY)

Israels Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman responded Wednesday to comments made by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that Irans presence in Syria was legitimate, warning that the Jewish State maintains freedom of action in Syria and will not allow Iranian entrenchment in the war-torn country.

We maintain absolute freedom of action and the only considerations that guide us are the security considerations of Israel, he said at the end of a two-day tour in northern Israel.

With regards to Iran, we will simply not allow for Shiite consolidation and Iranian entrenchment in Syria nor will we allow Syria to become a forward operating base against the State of Israel. Anyone who has yet to understand that is advised to do so.

Liberman was responding to comments made by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov who said that Iranian presence in Syria was legitimate. Lavrov was quoted by RIA as saying that Russia never promised the United States that Iran and Iranian-backed forces would withdraw from Syria.

As an ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad, Moscow finds itself as part of an alliance between Damascus and Tehran, the patron of Hezbollah. Russia, which views Iran as a key player in resolving the crisis in Syria, has repeatedly emphasized the importance of the role that the Islamic Republic plays in the war-torn country.

Liberman visited the northern border Wednesday accompanied by IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, Deputy Chief of Staff Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi, Northern Command Chief Maj.-Gen.Yoel Strick and the commanders of the Bashan and Galilee Division.

On Tuesday Liberman accused the Ministry of Finance of stalling to...

17:05

From the War in Iraq to the War against Poaching "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Damien Manders fight to protect African wildlife

17:05

Refugees to march to Greece-FYROM border, one Iraqi tried to set himself on fire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Men, women and children, some 60 refugees and migrants, have gathered in downtown of Thessaloniki awaiting for more people to join them in their protest march to Greeces northern border with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). The first tents were set up and the first sleeping bags and blankets were spread on the

The post Refugees to march to Greece-FYROM border, one Iraqi tried to set himself on fire appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

17:05

Roy Moore caught up in Hollywood Weinstein Hysteria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Roy Moore is the first DC fish to be caught in the shrieking net of Hollywood Weinstein Hysteria. It didn't take long to get the answer to the question-what's with the Hollywood Weinstein hysteria all of a sudden? Why are the Powers That Be throwing scrubby ol' Harvey and other Hollywood icons under the bus after all these years? Many of Harvey's string of accusers were compensated with a lot more than a coke- dusted hundred dolla bill. They enjoyed starring roles and a lucrative career. Some were tragically abused and derailed. Either way, their stories ironically provide the toolkit to commit political rape. For the Globalists there's a lot more at stake than some pop culture propaganda and box office ticket sales. Their pimped out entertainment icons are expendable. The epic money and power grab of a One World Government is all that matters now. Roy Moore is in the throes of the outrage-boomerang.

17:04

The MSM double standard: 80 minutes for alleged GOP dirt, barely 2 for Democrat's actual bribery trial "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For the past four days, the establishment media have provided intensive coverage of the scandal involving Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, with reporters repeating the damning accusations against the candidate and the "mounting pressure" for Moore to quit the race. The media's reaction to Moore makes their double standard on scandals all the more glaring: Since early September, a sitting United States Senator has been on trial for corruption involving the abuse of his office, and the media have essentially buried the story. From the evening of November 9 through the morning of November 13, the ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening newscasts have generated 79 minutes, 42 seconds of coverage of the Moore case. (The numbers would be even greater, but three of the weekend evening newscasts were pre-empted due to sports.) Contrast those statistics with those same newscasts' paltry coverage of the trial of Democratic Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey. Since the trial began on September 5, NBC has offered no coverage whatsoever.

17:04

Lavrov: Governments are getting into sensationalized fits over Russia to distract voters from their inability to solve problems "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Attempts by officials in some governments to blame Russia for their domestic problems are intended to deflect blame from themselves for failed policies, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said, addressing accusations from Madrid and London. The dismissive remarks came after several Spanish ministers blamed "Russia-based groups" for promoting the cause of Catalan independence online. Meanwhile, British Prime Minster Theresa May made Russia-bashing the focus of her speech at the Lord Mayor's Banquet. "We are quite accustomed now that some of our partners in Europe and across the ocean apparently have no better things to do than blaming our media or branding them as foreign agents," Lavrov said on Wednesday, in an apparent reference to the US forcing the designation on RT America.

17:04

Bahaa Hariri "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

What is stunning about the detention of Sa`d Hariri, is that his brother (the benefactor of the Hariri Center at the Atlantic Council) didnot utter a word about the plight of his own brother.  Blinded by political ambition.

17:03

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Zimbabwe Defense Forces Statement: 'We Are Targeting the Criminals Around the President
November 15, 2017
Zimbabwe Herald

You can watch the statement delivered by Zimbabwe Gen. S.B. Moyo over the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) earlier today by clicking on the website below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpuD18v5RHM

Fellow Zimbabweans, following the address we made on 13 November 2017 which we believe our main broadcaster, ZBC and The Herald were directed not to publicise, the situation in our country has moved to another level.

Firstly, we wish to assure the nation that His Excellency, The President, of the Republic of Zimbabwe, and Commander in Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Cde R.G. Mugabe and his family are safe and sound and their security is guaranteed.

We are only targeting criminals around him who are committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country in order to bring them to justice. As soon as we have accomplished our mission we expect that the situation will return to normalcy.

To the civil servants, as you are aware, there is a plan by the same individuals to influence the current purging which is place in the political sphere to the civil service. We are against that act of injustice and we intend to protect every one of you against that.

To the judiciary, the measures underway are intended to ensure that, as an independent arm of the State, you are able to exercise your independent authority without fear of being obstructed as has been the case with this group of individuals.

To our Members of Parliament, your legislative role is of paramount importance for peace and stability in this country and it is our desire that a dispensation is created that allows you to serve your respective political constituencies according to democratic tenets.

To the generality of the people of Zimbabwe, we urge you to remain calm and limit unnecessary movement. However, we encourage those who are employed and those with essential business in the city to continue their normal activities...

17:03

Lebanons PM Still MIA in Saudi Arabia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

Summary

With every passing day that Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri remains in Saudi Arabia, the mystery surrounding his circumstances deepens.

Today Lebanese President Michel Aoun broke his silence, declaring Saads continued absence to be an act of aggression against Lebanon. The 82-year-old Aoun is a Maronite Christian and an ally of Hezbollah, which puts him on friendly ground with Iran as well.

Prime Minister Hariri himself continues to insist that nothing is amiss with his now 12-day foreign sojourn, at least so far as the Saudi authorities are concerned. Hariri has made several public statements declaring that he is not being held against his will, and that he resigned because he feared a plot against his life back home in Lebanon.

The Saad Hariri saga has raised the troubling possibility of Lebanon being pulled back into the Saudi-Iran contest for hegemony in the Middle East. Harari himself has been vague about when he might return to Lebanon: soon; in two or three days (Nov. 12); when the security situation allows me to submit my resignation. But until he sets foot in Beirut, Lebanese politicians will be bracing for any new sign of escalation.

 

The post Lebanons PM Still MIA in Saudi Arabia appeared first on Geopolitical Monitor.

17:02

Benot Battistelli and Elodie Bergot Have Just Ensured That EPO Will Get Even More Corrupt "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Examiners can come and go, with doors revolving ahead and behind them

Revolving door (politics)
Reference: Revolving door (politics)

Summary: Revolving door-type tactics will become more widespread at the EPO now that the management (Battistelli and his cronies) hires for low cost rather than skills/quality and minimises staff retention; this is yet another reason to dread anything like the UPC, which prioritises litigation over examination

EARLIER today we wrote about how the EPO moved on to corrupting academia, not just the media. And Bristows repeats the lies today. Team UPC loves it! Lies are OK to them as long as theyre good for their bottom line. A few hours ago EPO boosted LSEs Antoine Dechezlepretre, who helped the EPO and Team UPC disseminate these lies.

Bristows we had very low expectations from (they would even fabricate/falsify things when that suits them), but now that the EPO bribes the media for puff pieces and does similar things with universities we must pause and think what the EPO has become. Its a real threat to democracy, to society, and to science. The EPO is no longer harmful just to the EPO and to industry. Its also toxic to academia, to media, and to the reputation of Europe.

Novagraafs Robert Balsters almost drank the Kool-Aid. Earlier today he perpetuated the myth that UPC is just a matter of time (delay). Itll never happen though. Perhaps even he and his firm (Balsters) have come to realise this. First Brexit, he wrote, then the UK and German general elections and now a case pending in the German Federal Constitutional Court have delayed the implementation date of the Unitary Patent an

Arresting a leader of another Arab country "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Saudi regime, by arresting the Prime Minister of Lebanon, established a precedent. The only other case I can think of was in 1977: when Anwar Sadat visited Syria before departing to Israel, ostensibly to explain his mission to Hafidh Al-Asad.  At the time, `Abdul-Halim Khaddam (the foreign minister), urged Hafidh Al-Asad to arrest Sadat to prevent him from visiting the Zionist entity.  Al-Asad refused alas.

17:02

Israel bans European ministers from entry due to BDS support "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A European delegation was yesterday banned from visiting the occupied Palestinian territories because of its support for the Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, the Times of Israel reported.

17:02

[WATCH] Child Sex Abuse Trial Begins for Former Deputy of the Year "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The trial of Lincoln County Sheriffs Deputy Kenneth L. Hatch III on charges of sexual abuse of three underage girls, as well as giving drugs to two of those girls,

The post [WATCH] Child Sex Abuse Trial Begins for Former Deputy of the Year appeared first on Filming Cops.

17:02

Bye, bye humanity? Pesticides implicated in human infertility? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Human fertility is declining, and recent studies suggest conventional food may be a significant contributor to this disturbing trend, seen in both men and women. Pesticides have repeatedly been implicated in worsening fertility, and one of the most recent studies adds further support to this hypothesis. The study,1,2 published in JAMA Internal Medicine, evaluated the influence of factors known to affect reproduction on the reproductive success of 325 women between the ages of 18 and 45 (mean age 35), who underwent in vitro fertilization (IVF). As reported by Time,3"The women in the study filled out detailed questionnaires about their diet, along with other factors that can affect IVF outcomes, like their age, weight and history of pregnancy and live births." High Pesticide Exposure Associated With Reduced IVF Success Using a U.S. government database listing average pesticide residues on food, the researchers estimated each participant's pesticide exposure based on their food questionnaires. On average, women with high pesticide exposure ate 2.3 servings per day of fruits, berries or vegetables known to have high amounts of pesticide residue. Those in the lowest quartile ate less than 1 serving of high-pesticide produce per day. Compared to women with the lowest pesticide exposure, women with the highest amounts of pesticide exposure had an 18 percent lower IVF success rate. They were also 26 percent less likely to have a live birth if they did become pregnant. Using modeling, the researchers estimate that exchanging a single serving of high-pesticide produce per day for one with low pesticide load may increase the odds of pregnancy by 79 percent, and the odds of having a live birth by 88 percent.

17:02

Rep Said $15M Has Been Paid Out By Congress To Silence Sex Abuse Victims "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Via NY Post: The US congresswoman who testified that current members of Congress are known sex harassers said Tuesday night that $15 million in hush money has been paid to accusers. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) told MSNBC that the millions have been doled out to alleged victims of harassment from congressional members over the past []

17:02

Menendez, the unmentioned scandal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A sitting U. S. Senator is on trial for corruption and is involved in a sex scandal, but you wouldnt know it. Robert Menendez, (D-NJ) is on trial for 12 counts of bribery and corruption; his co-defendant, Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen, is on for 11 counts. The jury is deadlocked but will resume deliberations []

17:01

'It's Just Not True - Any of It': Kayla Moore, wife of Judge Roy Moore, speaks out in response to WaPo political hit piece "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Kayla Moore, the wife of Judge Roy Moore, spoke out for the first time in response to the Washington Post's salacious allegations against her husband last week in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News. Mrs. Moore, the Judge's wife of 32 going on 33 years, told Breitbart News in no uncertain terms that the allegations against her husband are "just not true" in any way and that the Washington Post has caused her and her family significant harm with its publication of them. "We work out together," Kayla Moore said when asked for her response to the allegations against Judge Roy Moore: We, of course, live together. We travel together. We do everything together. Even when he worked at the Supreme Court, he was just down the road from me, so when we got back to Montgomery this last time of course I went with him-and it was just me and him; we kind of had our own little place. But when he was working at the Supreme Court, I was down in my office, we would have lunch or I would go down to his office. After work, when the other one was still working-we were always together. Always together. You know we met at a Bible study-that's where we met. We raised our children at in Bible-focused Christian home. You know, it's just not true-any of it.

17:00

Nobody Is Going to Bail Out Venezuela "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By The Conversation Venezuela, the South American country convulsed by economic and humanitarian catastrophe, has defaulted on some of its debt after missing an interest payment due in October. Even as investors...

Moodys: Negative Outlook for Largest Ever $1.1 Trillion Auto Loan Market "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Danielle Park Signs are there that we might be approaching an inflection point in the marketplace for autos, William Black, managing director at Moodys, said on Tuesday. No credit expansion lasts forever.

A Mix of Nanomaterials Leads to a New Quantum Photonic Circuit Architecture "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

NIST researchers develop an underlying architecture for a new class of quantum photonic circuits Image: NIST/Nature Communications In this false color image from a scanning electron microscope, single photons travel through a pink waveguide atop a blue surface made of silicon dioxide.

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed an underlying architecture for a new class of quantum photonic circuitschip-based devices that leverage the quantum properties of light to process and communicate information.

In research described in the journal Nature Communications , the NIST researchers and their collaborators in China and the UK developed a class of devices that are composed of networks of low-loss waveguides and single-photon sources, all on a single chip. The resulting quantum circuit architecture could have an impact on photonic quantum computing and simulation, as well as metrology and communications.

Operating the device consists of producing streams of single photons, launching them into a network of waveguides and beamsplitters in which they are allowed to interfere with each other, and then detecting them at the networks outputs.

To get a sense of the impact of this research, one must understand that until now, quantum information researchers have devised many types of systems to perform quantum simulations, metrology, and communications that rely on the interference of single, identical photons in large networks of waveguides and beamsplitters.

In these systems, photons are injected and will move around and interfere with each other randomly. Finally, they will come out at the output ports of the network, with a probability at each port that is determined by quantum mechanics. These probabilities are the final outcome of the experiment. Because of the inherent randomness of this process, the experiment has to be run a large number of times so that the probabilities can be determined with high confidence.

Unfortunately, there are three possible undesirable results. For one, the photons could get lost in the waveguides that compose the network. Another possibility is that the photons get lost in the process of launching them into the waveguides. And a final possibility is that if the photon source itself can only produce photons at a low rate, the experiment needs to run for much longer. For very large networks in particular, this could mean unrealistically long run times.

The NIST-develo...

Rewire Your Own Brushless Motors "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hackaday likes the idea of fine-tuning existing hardware rather than buying new stuff. [fishpepper] wrote up a tutorial on rewinding brushless motors, using the Racerstar BR1103B as the example. The BR1103B comes in 8000 Kv and 10000 Kv sizes,  but [fishpepper] wanted to rewind the stock motor and make 6500 Kv and 4500 Kv varieties or as close to it as he could get.

Kv is the ratio of the motors RPM to the voltage thats required to get it there. This naturally depends on the magnet coils that it uses. The tutorial goes into theory with the difference between Wye-terminated and Star-terminated winding schemes, and how to compute the number of winds to achieve what voltage for his project he ended up going with 12 turns, yielding 6700 Kv and 17 turns for 4700 Kv. His tutorial assumes the same gauge wire as the Racerstar.

Just as important as the theory, however, the tutorial also covers the physical process of opening up the motor and unwinding the copper wire, cleaning the glue off the stator, and then rewinding to get the required stats.

[fishpepper]s handle has graced Hackaday before: he created what he calls the worlds lightest brushless FPV quadcopter. In addition to motors and drones, he also rocks a mean fidget spinner.

 


Filed under: drone hacks

16:58

California college lecturer threatens to beat the sh*t out of pro-lifers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is yet another nail in the coffin of the Lefts narcissistic self-portrayal as tolerant, caring, peace-loving people. A part-time lecturer at San Jose State University (SJSU), Matthew Kapell, Ph.D., sent out a tweet that he and his wife, Amy, Continue reading

16:58

Benutzt hier jemand CouchDB?Remote Code Execution in ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Benutzt hier jemand CouchDB?

Remote Code Execution in CouchDB (and Privilege Escalation in the npm Registry)
Voll berzeugend, diese Hipster-Infrastruktur immer!

Balfour Declaration, History and Concealment: a talk in London (Gilad Atzmon ) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

15/11/2017 - In this talk at Keep Talking, London on  7.11.2017, Atzmon elaborates on that which the historicity of Balfour is set to conceal -- a century of Jewish political hegemony in Britain and beyond. ...

16:56

A total of 1183 sealed government indictments were leaked as of Wednesday morning "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

WASHINGTON (INTELLIHUB) A total of 1183 sealed indictments were leaked via the Innerweb Wednesday morning.

The .xlsx file posted to Google Drive reveals that 172 of the sealed indictments are to be issued in the Central District of California, 108 are to be issued in the District of Colorado, 99 in the Northern District of California, 35 in the District of Columbia, and so on.

Although the districts in which the indictments will be issued and the number of indictments in each district are listed in the file, the indictments remain sealed at this time so there is no way of telling who or what entity is being indicted and what the person or entity is being indicted for.

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However, it is anticipated that the indictments revolve around the Russian investigation into 2016 election meddling and/or possibly the Uranium One scandal that was heavily exposed by Intellihub editor-in-chief Shepard Ambellas.

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You can view all 1183 of the sealed indictments which were released in the following tweet:

16:54

With Appointment of Defense Industry Insiders, Trump Adds to Washingtons Swamp "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In the Famous-Last-Words department, this Dec. 12, 2016, headline from Reuters surely ranks among the worst: Trump attack on Lockheed Martin foreshadows war on defense industry. When it comes to military contractors, President Trump surely prefers to make love, not war.

Not only does he seek a $51 billion increase in the base military budget, Trump is putting top defense industry insiders in charge of spending more than $300 billion a year in contract awards to private corporations.

Those insiders include former General Dynamics board member James Mattis, now Secretary of Defense; former Boeing Senior Vice President Patrick Shanahan, now Deputy Secretary of Defense; Raytheons former top lobbyist, Mark Esper, now Secretary of the Army; and former Textron CEO Ellen Lord, now Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, a post that supervises all Pentagon weapons procurement.

Oh, yes, lets not forget Lockheed Martin Corporation, subject of the Reuters headlines and the nations biggest military contractor, with annual sales of nearly $50 billion. Trump chose its former consultant, Heather Wilson, to become Secretary of the Air Force.

Lockheed Martin paid Wilson, a former Republican congresswoman from New Mexico, nearly a quarter million dollars for advice on winning an extension of its contract to run Sandia National Laboratories. Following that campaign, the company had to pay the feds $4.7 million to settle charges that it improperly used government money to lobby senior U.S. officials.

Now Wilson is overseeing the biggest weapons program in U.S. history the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter,...

16:54

FIRE-EARTH Tribunal in Absentia: Rape, Pillage and Plunder of Planet Earth "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

CJ OCT TML FIRE-EARTH Tribunal: Testimonies by Expert Witnesses III FIRE-EARTH Tribunal in Absentia for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Crimes Against Nature, RPP of Planet Earth Details including Record of Proceedings available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS. All Groups Latest FIRE-EARTH ALERTS, BULLETINS and MESSAGES available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.   Advertisements Filed under: News Alert []

16:53

Syria War Report November 15, 2017: Trump and Putin Totally Split on Syria - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

from SouthFront On November 14, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) repelled a joint advance of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, Ahrar al-Sham and Faylaq al-Rahman in the Eastern Ghouta de-escalation zone, near Damascus. The militants attacked the Armored Vehicle Base near the village of Harsta from the northern and eastern directions []

16:52

Theresa May hopes MPs can come together on Brexit The most important constitutional thing we will do for 50 years "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BBC News

Theresa May

Theresa May says she hopes Parliament can come together despite MPs differences over Brexit strategy.

Speaking at Prime Ministers Questions, she said the government was listening carefully to those who were trying to change its flagship EU bill.

It comes after rebel MPs vowed to oppose Downing Streets bid to enshrine the precise date of Brexit in law.

Several Tories brushed off criticism of their stance, including being labelled mutineers in a newspaper attack.

The Daily Telegraphs front page was also condemned by a government minister, and later in the Commons Mrs May was asked to agree that part of MPs jobs was to scrutinise legislation.

She replied that while the UK was definitely leaving the EU, there was a lively debate going on with strong views being aired on both sides of the House.

We are listening carefully to those who wish to improve the bill and I hope we can all come together to deliver on the decision that this country took, she added.

The EU (Withdrawal) Bill is a key part of the governments strategy for leaving the EU following last years referendum.

It aims to stop EU law from applying in the UK and avoid confusion on Brexit day 29 March 2019 by putting all existing EU law onto the UK statute book.

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But there have been hundreds of suggestions by MPs to change the way it is worded and the government only has a majority with the help of the 10 Democratic Unionist MPs.

Ex-minister Stephen Hammond told BBC Radio 5 live the bill, which is currently being debated line-by-line by MPs, was the most important constituti...

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WATCH: Cop Caught on Video THREE Times Killing & Beating Unarmed & Innocent PeopleStill has Job "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An Austin police officer has killed an unarmed man and beaten two innocent men, been sued for it, and somehow still has his job.

16:50

U.S. SHALE OIL PRODUCTION UPDATE: Financial Carnage Continues To Gut Industry "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

U.S. SHALE OIL PRODUCTION UPDATE: Financial Carnage Continues To Gut Industry by Steve St. Angelo SRSrocco Report As the Mainstream media reports about the next phase of the glorious U.S. Shale Oil Revolution, the financial carnage continues to gut...

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16:50

10-year-old kid uses his face to unlock moms iPhone X with Face ID "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Waqas

When iPhone X was launched, Apple claimed its Face ID

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16:50

Faust 13. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Art by Harry Clarke. I adore the first image, its sublime in its sensuality and creepiness. Another self portrait can be seen in the second image (figure on the left), along with piquerism, and very creepy eyeballs, which are also fabulous.

16:48

Mark Trahant: Republicans target health care and education to pay for tax cuts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Here we go again. The Congress is hell bent on wrecking the Affordable Care Act.

16:48

CBO: House GOP Tax Plan Triggers $25 Billion In Medicare Cuts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Ethan Wolff-Mann for Yahoo Finance - If the House GOP tax plan passes, it is projected to cut revenue significantly, likely increasing the deficit by $1.456 trillion from 2018 to 2027, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation and Congressional Budget Office (CBO). With a number that large, Congresss pay as you go rules that prevent unchecked spending would fall into place, a move that could cut Medicares budget by as much as $25 billion for 2018. In a letter to House minority whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), the CBO explained that without any more money to offset the fall in revenue, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) would be required to issue a sequestration order to reduce spending in 2018 by $136 billion. The effects of this sequestration order would trigger automatic cuts to various programs, including Medicare. According to the CBO, this could be as much as 4% for Medicare, which amounts to $25 billion in 2018. Furthermore, all non-exempt programs would be eliminated, which include some farming subsidies, border security, and student loan help. Others, like Social Security, would remain untouched. At the same time, the tax plans changes to the estate and gift taxes would cut revenue $151 billion from 2018 to 2027, according to the JCT.

16:47

[WATCH] Goddamned Nazi Stormtrooper Texas Cop Tasers 76-Year-Old Man With Expired Inspection "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Texas police officer was placed on administrative leave on Friday after he reportedly used a Taser on a 76-year-old man after the suspect had already been forced to the

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16:46

House declares U.S. military role in Yemen's civil war unauthorized "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In a rare exercise of its war-making role, the House of Representatives on Monday overwhelmingly passed a resolution explicitly stating that U.S. military assistance to Saudi Arabia in its war in Yemen is not authorized under legislation passed by Congress to fight terrorism or invade Iraq.

16:42

Is the Republican Tax Plan Sailing or Stalling? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bloomberg

By Jonathan Bernstein

November 15, 2017, 9:10 AM EST
Which way does it go?

 Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Hows the tax bill doing?

Perhaps because it is certain to pass, and so the party adds something that needs a vehicle because it cant pass by itself. Thats possible, I suppose, but it seems very unlikely to me.

Perhaps because it is in trouble, and needs help. Odds are thats it. The mandate repeal will appeal to some Republicans on its own, but it also scores as a savings and therefore can lower the deficit increases in the bill or pay for some goodies for particular Senators or both. The downside is that destabilizing the individual health insurance market might not appeal to all Senate Republicans.

Or, perhaps they have no idea what theyre doing, and theyre just flailing around aimlessly. I dont actually think thats the case. On the other hand, have y...

16:42

Global Terrorism Index rating; Yoruba Youth, CSOs hail Buhari, Army Chief "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The National Committee of Yoruba Youth and the coalition of Civil Society Against Terrorism in Nigeria have commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Military for the successes the country has continued to record in the fight against insurgency and violent criminal activities in the country.   The groups were reacting to a recent report by the British Broadcasting Corporations BBC, which stated that the number of terror related deaths around the world fell for a second year in 2016, according to the Global Terrorism Index. The report further indicated that the...

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16:41

Buhari fails to reconcile Ebonyi APC warring factions "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Warring factions of the All Progressives Congress(APC), Ebonyi state chapter yesterday failed to reconcile their two years leadership crisis which has polarized the party in the state. The two factions held closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on  Wednesday morning before the President departed from the state where he has been since Tuesday afternoon for working visit. The factions led by Hon. Ben Naobasi and Pastor Eze Nwachukwu Eze as Chairmen, loyal to Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu and Governorship candidate of the party in 2015 general...

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16:41

MSNBC Morning Clown Scarborough On Trump DOJ Investigating Hillary: This Is What Joseph Stalin Would Do "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Stalin would have had her shot, Comrade. Via Breitbart: Tuesday on MSNBCs Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough addressed reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was considering appointing a special counsel to investigate the Clinton Foundations role in the sale of Uranium One to Russia. Scarborough said, We are going to get to how horrific this []

16:41

MBL, o defensor da liberdade. Desde que no seja com eles. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Em um vdeo gravado em outubro, Salsicha, o mais novo expoente do MBL, respondeu a dvidas dos interessados em participar do 3 Congresso do MBL. Em uma delas, algum pergunta se intervencionistas militares sero bem-vindos e recebe essa resposta:

Todas as pessoas so bem-vindas. A gente acredita no dilogo e no bom debate.

Pois bem, no foi o que vi no evento realizado no ltimo fim de semana no luxuoso World Trade Center, considerado o maior complexo de negcios da Amrica Latina. O que vi foi o jornalista Denis Russo do Nexo, que assistia aos painis sem incomodar ningum, ser expulso pelo crime de portar um bloquinho de papel. Enquanto eu filmava o ocorrido com meu celular, um segurana me abordou e exigiu que eu apagasse o vdeo, caso contrrio eu tambm seria convidado a me retirar. Questionei brevemente, mas acabei acatando recuperar arquivos da lixeira uma tarefa simples.

A averso a quem era de fora daquele mundinho no ficou restrita aos corredores do evento. No palco, logo no primeiro painel do congresso, Renan dos Santos, lder e fundador do MBL, fez um alerta em alto e bom som:  

Se eventualmente vier algum com uma camerazinha querendo fazer perguntas, que est muito curioso sobre vocs, com bloquinho de notas Avisa a gente!

O que conseguimos registrar de melhor (ou, melhor, de pior) est no vdeo que acompanha este texto.

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16:40

Video: Brisbane musicians rework Nick Cave classic to demand he cancel Israel show "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Phil Mansour passed along this video with the note, Brisbane musicians rework Nick Caves classic ballad The Ship Song calling on him to cancel his upcoming shows in #Apartheid #Israel and respect the Palestinian picket line. #BDS

16:39

Cesare Lombroso on spiritualism, mediumship and their links to pathology "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In a recent article in History of Psychiatry that I wrote with Massimo Biondi we presented an excerpt of Cesare Lombroso's writings about pathology in the medium Eusapia Palladino (Alvarado, C.S., & Biondi, M. Classic Text No. 110: Cesare Lombroso on Mediumship and Pathology. History of Psychiatry, 2017, 28, 225-241). Here is the abstract: "During the nineteenth century and the first decade of the twentieth, students of pathology such as Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909), the author of the excerpt presented here, became involved in observing, investigating and theorizing about the phenomena of Spiritualism, and mediumship in particular. The Classic Text presented here consists of an excerpt from Lombroso's writings which focus on the Italian medium Eusapia Palladino (1854-1918), who greatly influenced Lombroso's beliefs. Lombroso illustrates neglected theoretical ideas combining the interaction of pathology and what seem to be real psychic phenomena that have not received much attention in historical studies."

16:39

Millions Of Millennials Could Be Trading Sex For Their Next Debt Payment Heres How "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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As the storm clouds of peak stupidity gather over the heads of the millennial generation who were conned by banks, government, and universities to take out excessive amounts of leverage in auto loans, credit cards, and student debt; millions have flocked to a new website seeking Sugar Daddies and or even Sugar Mommies to pay off their debt amid an economic environment where wage growth remains non-existent.

Todays real simple get-out-of-debt option for the broke college/post college millennial is through an unconventional dating website called SeekingArrangement.com.

In 2016, the website identified some 2.5 million college students who turned to the site in an act of desperation to find a Sugar Daddy or even a Sugar Mommy in exchange of personal time for straight cash.

The websites mission is to delivers a new way for relationships to form and grow. Sugar Babies and Sugar Daddies or Mommas both get what they want, when they want it.

We find it hard to believe the intention of the website, when created by MIT graduate Brandon Wade in 2006, was to have 25% of the 10 million usersbroke college millennials.

According to Business Insider,

A couple years ago, the site noticed an uptick in the number of members signing up with a university email address, Alexis Germany, a spokesperson for SeekingArrangement.com, told Business Insider.

It decided to launch a marketing campaign dubbed Sugar Baby University targeting indebted college students and young people who are interested in college but afraid of taking on massive loans.

In total, Americans owe more than $1.3 trillion in student loan debt to federal government agencies and or private lenders.

As explained by UBS strategist Matthew Mish, millennials have never been more in debt and this shocking development could hint why millennials are resorting to an online dating site, in the millions to trade sex for their next debt servicing payment.

Exploring the data from UBS, the divergence between consumer delinquencies a...

16:39

Igalia Posts Initial OpenGL SPIR-V Patches For Mesa, Intel i965 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Spanish development outfit Igalia has posted their initial work on wiring up the OpenGL 4.6 ARB_gl_spirv and ARB_spirv_extensions into core Mesa and the i965 OpenGL driver...

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Trending at WoW! Magazine "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Persecution Of Judge Roy Moore Shows Why The GOPe Must Be Defeated Venezuela: Restructuring debt? Where Sheep May Safely Grazein Northern Virginia [VIDEO] The Left uses sex scandals to wage war against all men Mahmoud Abbass Lies On Israel And The Balfour Declaration, Debunked Judge Roy Moore Receives Multiple Standing Ovations; GOPe Pissed. Jesse []

16:37

There's something weird going on that's worrying the markets "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Markets are showing signs of nervousness, which analysts say is not necessarily the dire warning some fear.There is concern that the bond market is sending warnings about the economy, as high yield debt sells off and the Treasury yield curve flattens.The yields of longer duration bonds are getting closer to the yields of shorter duration bonds, and some see that as a forewarning about a slower economy. There's an odd chill in the air on Wall Street, but many analysts are shrugging it off as a temporary cooling of a market that still has room to run. Continuing a choppy trend of the last several sessions, stocks Tuesday seesawed and closed lower. The dollar weakened, as commodities like copper and oil sold off. The high yield debt market was under pressure, as buyers moved into safety at the long end of the Treasury curve. "We're just taking a little bit of a break," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities. These red flags are lurking below a market at record highs from CNBC.

16:36

JUST IN: Immigrations revokes residence permits of expatriates in Atikus Intel "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Federal Government yesterday, announced the withdrawal of operational licence of Integrated Logistics Facilities Limited (INTELS), a company that provides logistics and facilities services to the countrys oil and gas sector. The Comptroller-General of Immigration (CGI)  Mr. Muhammad Babandede handed down the directive in a statement by the Services Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr. Sunday James, an Assistant Comptroller of Immigration. Other companies, whose licences of operation were withdrawn alongside INTELS, according to the statement,  included: PRODECO International Ltd, West Africa Machinery Services Ltd, Net Global System International Ltd, MGM Logistics Solutions...

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16:35

NSA Gutted, Turned, Shadowbrokers Destroys US Intel Capability - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Editors note:  The press is blaming Russia but the truth is that the NSA thought it was cute to hire hackers, just like on TV.  Problem is, such people arent always so friggin nice, like on TV.  The NSA has never been part of the real world, a nerd fantasy playground that has long abused []

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Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In Defense of the Nations Founding Values, Gains of Independence
November 15, 2017
Zimbabwe Herald

Let us begin by quoting the Constitution of this Country particularly the preamble which speaks of Exalting and extolling the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives during the Chimurenga/Umvukela and national liberation struggles and honouring our forebears and compatriots who toiled for the progress of our country.

It is with humility and a heavy heart that we come before you to pronounce the indisputable reality that there is instability in Zanu-PF today and as a result anxiety in the country at large. Zimbabwes history is hinged on the ideals of the revolution dating back to the First Chimurenga where thousands of people perished.

Zanu-PF is the political Party that waged the Second Chimurenga for our independence; the struggle that caused the loss of over 50 thousand lives of our people; the struggle in which many Zimbabweans, in one way or the other, sacrificed and contributed immensely for our liberation.

Many of these gallant fighters still live-on with the spirited hope of seeing a prosperous Zimbabwe but also the hope of leaving behind inheritance and legacy for posterity. It is pertinent to restate that the Zimbabwe Defence Forces remain the major stockholder in respect to the gains of the liberation struggle and when these are threatened we are obliged to take corrective measures.

Clearly, Zanu-PF having mainly been the only Party that has ruled this country since Independence, it had become a household name to most Zimbabweans across political divide. Therefore, it is common cause that any instability within the Party naturally impacts on their social, political and economic lives, accordingly, there is distress, trepidation and despondence within the nation.

Our peace-loving people who have stood by their Government and endured some of the most trying social and economic conditions ever experienced are extremely disturbed by what is happening within the ranks of the national revolutionary Party.

What is obtaining in the revolutionary Party is a direct result of the machinations of counter revolutionaries who have infiltrated the....

16:32

WV-DEP Waives 401 Certification for MVP Pipeline (Stream Crossing Damages) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection adjusts Mountain Valley Pipeline permits

From an Article by Charles Young, Clarksburg Telegram, November 1, 2017

CHARLESTON The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has lifted the suspension of the state stormwater permit for EQTs Mountain Valley Pipeline project, according to Cabinet Secretary Austin Caperton.

The stormwater permit was suspended in September to allow the state agency to properly respond to all public comments received.

The agency has also chosen to waive the individual 401 certification of the federal permits for the pipeline project. The Army Corps of Engineers recently reissued, with provisions that are specific to West Virginia, the nationwide 12 permit which is used for stream crossings.

These new conditions, when combined with specific requirements that are included in the state stormwater permit, will allow for better enforcement capabilities and enhanced protection of the states waters, Caperton said.

This is a case where the public review and comment system worked especially well, Caperton said. This summer, after months of diligent work, WVDEP put forth for public review and comment a draft certification and permit for the MVP pipeline. As a result of some of the issues that were included in those public comments, our agency developed a revised strategy that will better utilize the state stormwater permit to provide significantly stronger safeguards for the waters of West Virginia.

The Mountain Valley Pipeline, a project of EQT and several other partners, will span more than 300 miles from northwestern West Virginia to southern Virginia. The pipeline will be used to supply natural gas from Marcellus and Utica Shale production to markets in the Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic regions.

According to information on the projects website, the pipeline will pass through 11 West Virginia counties.

Natalie Cox, communications director for EQT, said the DEP decision reinforces West Virginias commitment to protecting its waterbodies.

Reinstatement of the stormwater permit requires enhanced management best practices and increases the degree of assurance that MVP construction activities will be conducted in a manner that will preserve and protect waterbodies along the route, she said.

The issuance of the permit will not impact the pipelines estimated completion date, Cox said.

The MVP project team is committed to complying with the permit, and this decision by the WVDEP will not impact MVPs currently filed timeline, which targets an in-service for late 2018, she said.

Enviro...

16:31

Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Episode 150: Indias Health Story And Abul Kalam Azad "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Vinod Dua discusses important findings from the report India: Health of the Nations States released by the government and Abul Kalam Azad.

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16:30

A Dethroned Petro Dollar: Could Even The US Treasury Be Caught Off Guard? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Dethroned Petro Dollar: Could Even The US Treasury Be Caught Off Guard? Video McAlvany Financials This week we discuss how Redirected Oil Flows & Capital Flows Could Lead To A New Reserve Currency. What Does The Price of...

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16:30

Sexgate: Actor Tom Sizemore accused of molesting 11-year-old girl "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The parents and others involved in the movie knew about this and did nothing. NOTHING. After all, they had a fiduciary responsibility to the movie. What a cesspool Hollyweird is. From Hollywood Reporter: Actor Tom Sizemore was told to leave Continue reading

16:30

Charges Against Journalists Covering Inauguration Protest "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Chip Gibbons for Defending Rights & Dissent - Defending Rights & Dissent was joined by a number of press freedom groups, including Freedom of the Press Foundation, Free Press, Pen America, and the Nation Institute, in sending a letter to the Department of Justice calling for an end to the prosecutions of Aaron Cant and Alexei Wood. Both Cant and Wood are journalists who were covering a protest march on Inauguration Day 2017, in Washington, DC. They face a number of charges, including engaging in a riot, conspiracy to riot, inciting a riot, and property damage. Since some of the charges are felonies, they face potentially decades in prison. Cant and Wood were arrested and charged for simply doing their jobs as reporters. Their prosecution endangers press freedom in the United State.

16:28

France / USA: Kara Wild Has Been Released! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Huge Update: After 17 months incarcerated in isolation in a foreign mens prison, Kara had her trial in late September. Today, on November 14th, she was released from prison! Kara and her support team would like to give a MASSIVE thanks to everyone who wrote to Kara, donated to her legal/commissary fund, and made the hellish existence of prison without a set release date a little more bearable. Kara needs our financial support to reintegrate into world outside of the prison walls. Follow this link to donate to her freedom fund: ftp!!

(via Free Kara Wild!)


16:28

Russian long-range bombers strike Islamic State targets in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Reuters

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MOSCOW (Reuters) Six Russian long-range bombers struck Islamic State targets near the town of Albu Kamal in Syrias Deir al-Zor Province on Wednesday, the RIA news agency reported, citing Russias Defence Ministry.

The TU-22m3 bombers flew from Russia across Iran and Iraq to launch the strike, RIA said.

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It said the planes had successfully bombed Islamic State supply depots, militants, and armored vehicles.

Reporting by Andrew Osborn; Writing by Denis Pinchuk; Editing by Andrew Osborn


16:28

Red Units, and other Geopolitical Stuff "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I would like somebody to explain to me why the US remains in Afghanistan in such a way that it makes one lick of sense. Yes, I know that it will fall to radical Muslims as soon as we stop spending billions to prop up a corrupt (puppet) government and withdraw our army. I have a history with this place as do many other Americans. And I know that  inside every Afghan there is NOT an American screaming to get out.

What is our end-game? 
Why is Afghanistan worth one more American life?
Why is Afghanistan worth one more American dollar?

In addition to my history with Afghanistan, I have a son-in-law who pulls a 100% military disability pension from his service to our nation in that country. He's doing fine now, for the record. He's making it. But for him and for so many others who have left pieces of themselves behind in foreign lands, there is that enduring question of whether or not it was worth such a costly sacrifice.
Can somebody give me an updated count on post-military service service suicides? I've lost frigging count. The number is staggering.
The News: Afghan Taliban special operations forces, known as Sara Khitta or Red Unit/Group, conducted rolling attacks on 15 police checkpoints in Kandahar during the night of 13/14 November. The attack in Farah Province on the night of the 13th also was a Red Unit operation that killed nine, vice eight, policemen. 

The official death toll in Kandahar was 23 policemen killed and 16 wounded. However, local officials said that 70 policemen were killed in 36 hours.

Afghan sources said the Red Groups wear helmets with Russian night vision goggles attached. They have telescopic sights with laser target pointers and use US automatic rifles. Afghan sources said the equipment mix indicates outside sources of supply including Rus...

16:26

I didnt know my ministers, appointees from Adam Buhari "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President Muhammadu Buhari, who is ona two-days working visit to the South-East has revealed that he did not know many of his ministers and appointees as of the time he appointed them into top government positions.   Buhari, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President spoke at a state dinner organised in his honour at Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, as part of activities marking his state visit.   Buhari said his appointments were based on merit and he always considered what was best for...

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16:25

Attack on Wikes convoy: Rivers Govt reject police report "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

  The Rivers State Government has rejected and dismissed the Nigeria Police report on the convoy attack on the Governor of Rivers State by the Minister of Transport, saying the biased report is a sad development for the police force that has chosen to disgrace itself.   Two days ago, the Rivers State Commissioner of Police in a statement said the convoy incident was a minor accident and that investigation did not show how the outrider and his bike were knocked down, even though the man is alive and in...

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Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

No Military Takeover in Zimbabwe
November 15, 2017
Farirai Machivenyika, Senior Reporter 10:26
Zimbabwe Herald

Action taken by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) today does not represent a military takeover of the Government but is meant to address the political, social and economic situation that could have ended in violent conflict, the ZDF said in a statement.

10:41 The situation in Harares CBD is calm with people going about their business. ZDF says As soon as we have accomplished our mission we expect that the situation will return to normalcy.

10:45 ZDF started with a statement Monday 13 November 2017 in which Commander General Constantine Chiwenga asserted that the military would not hesitate to step in if the countrys revolution was threatened.  General Chiwenga said drastic action would be taken immediately to stop counter revolutionaries from sliding Zimbabwe back into colonisation.

11:16 It is business as usual in Harare and other cities across the country with Zimbabweans going about their daily routines. ZDF announced early morning today that it has taken action to address the political, social and economic situation in the country that it said risked turning violent.

11:21 The announcement by ZDF that it has taken action to address the situation in Zimbabwe is trending on social media and dominated conversations across the globe.

11:23 Meanwhile the situation across the country remains calm as Zimbabweans took in the news.

11:26 President Jacob Zuma (South Africa) has issued a statement on behalf of SADC calling for calm and restraint in Zimbabwe

12:24 Meanwhile the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association press conference is under way in Harare.

13:17 - Cde Matemadanda says the countrys national Constitution had been thrown into the dustbin hence the effort to restore Constitutionalism.

13: 28 - He says unlike the Lancaster House Constitution, the 2013 Constitution was written by all political parties. Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association applauds t...

16:25

Very Friendly Turkey Decides She Has To Sit Up Front With Rescuer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Life has not been easy so far for a turkey now named Betty but just the other day she basically hit the jackpot.

Credit: Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary

Betty was living on a small farm in Canada with two other turkeys when the family who owned the farm underwent a sudden change. "Due to a domestic situation the woman and child found themselves homeless," Carla Reilly Moore, co-founder of Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary, told The Dodo.

The family gave away all of the other farm animals, but they were especially attached to their turkeys. "They could not part with the three turkeys," Moore said. "They couldnt, however, keep the turkeys either." The woman found a temporary place for them in a stall at a shuttered dairy farm. 

But this was far from ideal. "The turkeys sat for seven months in the stall," Moore said. "They were not allowed to come out and walk around, but it was the safest place that she could find for them. And she refused to give them away to someone she didnt trust."

That's when Moore stepped in. "When I reached out to her I explained that we are sanctuary, and that we have other turkeys and are huge animal lovers," Moore said. "She was very grateful, and told me many times that she just couldnt give up her babies but that she felt comfortable with us."

Credit: Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary

So Moore went to pick up the turkeys Betty, as well as her friends Penny and Tom to bring them to the sanctuary where they will get to live their lives happily.

But Betty is one strong-willed bird, as Moore soon found out. She wants what she wants and she did not want to go into the traveling crate.

"We decided to allow her to just sit in the back of the car," Moore said. But the backseat wasn't quite cutting it for Betty, either. She's a curious and social bird.
...

16:25

Techniques for Practicing Mindfulness and Meditation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

November 16th, 2017 By Dr. Joseph Mercola Contributing writer for Wake Up World Mindfulness, meditation, and other relaxation techniques can help you live your life more fully present in the moment, heighten your spiritual awareness, and well-being, and simply help you feel more relaxed and positive. Mindfulness is one of the easiest techniques to try out, as its more []

16:23

WikiLeaks was really, really dumb to send Twitter direct messages to Donald Trump Jr. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Considering it's a hacker organization whose calling card is the anonymity it provides to whistleblowers leaking government secrets, WikiLeaks sure seems to have some shoddy security practices. The transparency group, led by its chief-in-exile Julian Assange, sent a series of direct messages over Twitter to Donald Trump Jr. starting on Sept. 20, 2016, less than two months before Election Day, according to a report in the Atlantic. In correspondence with Trump's son, the WikiLeaks account shared details about a new anti-Trump website it said was about to launch, putintrump.org, and provided the login information for the site. "We have guessed the password. It is 'putintrump," the message read. "Off the record I don't know who that is, but I'll ask around," Donald Trump Jr. responded.

16:22

Poland blasts scandalous EU parliament call for sanctions "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

AFP

AFP/File | Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo said the European Parliaments move was scandalous

STRASBOURG (FRANCE) (AFP)  Polands prime minister reacted furiously on Wednesday after the European Parliament called for the country to face EU sanctions over its controversial judicial reforms.Members of the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of a resolution condemning grave violations of the rule of law, and of triggering a procedure that could eventually suspend Warsaws voting rights in the European Union.

Polands rightwing government and the EU have been at loggerheads for months over proposed changes to the Polish court system that Brussels views as a threat to the unions underpinning democratic values.

Rightwing Polish lawmakers walked out of the vote in Strasbourg, France, and Polish premier Beata Szydlo launched a furious attack on the move by the parliament.

At the European summit on Friday I will give my views on the scandalous events in the European Parliament, Szydlo said on Twitter, referring to a meeting of EU leaders in Sweden this week.

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European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans

She condemned opposition Polish MEPs for defaming the country by staying in parliament for the vote.

The proposals to overhaul Polands judicial system have led to mass street protests and prompted Polish freedom icon Lech Walesa to express concern about his countrys fate in Europe.

The EU says all the Polish reforms pose a systemic threat to the rule of law, with Brussels having warned it could trigger Article Seven of the EUs treaties, which deals with the Rule of Law.

That could eventually lead to the so-called nuclear option of freezing Polands voting rights within the bloc.

We have now sent four letters to the Polish authorities to seek a meeting but received no response, European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans, who has been leading the EUs response on the issue, told MEPs.

A growing east-west split in the EU has seen Brussels take on both Poland and Hungary over a series of issues includ...

16:21

Ex EFCC boss, Farida Waziri, hired to attack me Jonathan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has described the allegation by former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission chairman, Farida Waziri,  that he stifled the agency under his administration as another attack on him.   Waziri She said her refusal to back down from the probe of one of the masterminds of the fuel subsidy scam that earned her a dismissal by Jonathan in 2011.   Jonathan, who reacted via his Twitter handle said Mrs Waziri who has been quiet since her removal from office was hired to attack him. He also challenged Mrs. Farida to mention...

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16:21

Senate Meets to Strip Unstable Trump of Nuke Suitcase - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Gordon Duff - The concern is, that whoever might think they are Trump's mob controllers, that the "real Donald Trump," a man crazy as a loon and dim as a 60 watt bulb in a fog, might well order a nuclear strike

16:21

Meteor dazzles Phoenix with fireball across evening sky "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Residents in Phoenix observed what appeared to be a bright meteor flying across the night sky on Tuesday. City officials in Phoenix tweeted about the event at around 11:30 p.m., calling it "something brilliant," after a security camera captured the sight. Witnesses reported seeing a bright fireball-like flash in the sky. The American Meteor Society (AMS) said it received more than 200 reports of a fireball meteor seen above New York on Saturday night, AMS said.

16:20

Demolition: You re on a vendetta mission, Banire fires Ambode "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The National Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Muiz Banire (SAN), has alleged that the notice of contravention purportedly served on the residence of his 90-year old mother, Alhaja Sarat Banire, at her 24A, Remi Fani Kayode Street, GRA, Ikeja,  by the  agents of Lagos State Government, was an act of terrorism against him by the government. In a statement issued yesterday by Banire in Saudi Arabia, where he is observing the lesser Hajj, the former Commissioner in the state said it is necessary to notify the public on...

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16:20

After Mass Shootings Marist College In New York Drops Mascots Name: Shooter "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Via Poughkeepsie Journal: If youve been to a basketball or football game at Marist College over the past four decades, youve seen him. Hes the one in the faux fur, wearing over-sized sneakers and a big smile, handing out high-fives to fans and dancing through timeouts. Hes the Red Fox everyone knows, though you may []

16:19

The left has forgotten what it means to be Jewish says leader of Israeli opposition "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The left has forgotten what it means to be Jewish. The new Labor Party leader, Avi Gabbay, said that to students at the Ben-Gurion University in Beersheva, as the Israeli press has widely noted.

Gabbay, who as Labor leader is chair of the opposition political faction known as Zionist Union, was voicing words that were in fact an exact copy of what Prime Minister Netanyahu had said in 1997 to the late rabbi Yitzhak Kadouri, (caught on hot mic), words that had caused some serious furor in Israel at the time. Netanyahu told the rabbi:

The people of the left have forgotten what it means to be Jewish. They think that our security can be placed in the hands of Arabs Arabs will take care of us. Well give them a part of the land, and theyll take care of us. Where can such a thing be heard?! Its as if the spies would come and say [alluding to the spies Moses sent to Canaan, Numbers 13, ed.], not only are these big and were afraid of them they are big and we will let them defend us! Something!

Avi Gabbay

Our values are the basis for the whole generation which came after. We are Jews and we do need to speak about our Jewish values. I tell you with guarantee, everything begins with our Torah, in our basic religious rulings an in the basic things, we need to be proud of this.

Gabby was completely aware of the parallel between his words and Netanyahus. Ynet reported that when one student criticized Gabbay for having apparently changed direction, Gabbay responded by citing Netanyahus words from 1997:

People feel that I am nearing more the Jewish values. We are Jews, living in a Jewish state. I think that one of the problems of members of the Labor party, seriously, is that it has distanced itself from this. Netanyahu said in 97 to the Rabbi Kadouri and the TV caught it h...

16:19

The University of Minnesota Duluth Sold Its Credibility to Enbridge. Can It Get It Back? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Our new report shows how the University of Minnesota Duluth produced a Line 3 pipeline study backed by the fossil fuel industry. But organizers have confronted similar studies before -- and found ways to challenge them. ...

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16:19

You probably dont need to worry about someone hacking your iPhone Xs Face ID with a mask "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Taylor Hatmaker, TechCrunch:

Touted as the iPhone Xs new flagship form of device security, Face ID is a natural target for hackers. Just a week after the devices release, Vietnamese research team Bkav claims to have cracked Apples facial recognition system using a replica face mask that combines printed 2D images with three-dimensional features. The group has published a video demonstrating its proof of concept, but enough questions remain that no one really knows how legitimate this purported hack is.

I believe the term should be spoofed, not hacked. The video in the post shows Bkav using a homemade mask trying to spoof a persons face registered using Face ID. Hacking would be breaking in and stealing credentials, or installing a back door, that sort of thing.

That said, something doesnt sit right looking at that video. When I first saw it, my instinctive reaction was that it was fake. But even if the mask was successful in spoofing the users face, I just dont see this as an issue.

More from Taylors post:

If youre concerned that someone might want into your devices badly enough that theyd execute such an involved plan to steal your facial biometrics, well, youve probably got a lot of other things to worry about as well.

And:

Prior to the Bkav video, Wired worked with Cloudflare to see if Face ID could be hacked through masks that appear far more sophisticated than the ones the Bkav hack depicts. Remarkably, in spite of their fairly elaborate efforts including details like eyeholes designed to allow real eye movement and thousands of eyebrow hairs inserted into the mask intended to look more like real hair Wired and Cloudflare didnt succeed.

If Bkav has the goods, I suspect well hear more from them, perhaps a follow-on post with a more clearly defined demonstration. Or, perhaps, well hear from Apple about some patch they made to Face ID in response to Bkavs work. As is, color me skeptical.

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16:18

Saudis Bomb Yemens International Airport, Amid Devastating Blockade "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Staff of Tele Sur - A Houthi statement said that the attack is an explicit violation of international covenants and treaties, which stipulate that civilian airports are not targeted. The U.S. and U.K.-backed Saudi coalition carried out a bombing attack on the civilian airport in Yemen's capital Sana'a on Tuesday, further cutting off crucial relief shipments to a country on the verge of catastrophic famine due to the coalition's near entire blockade. An air strike damaged parts of the runway and navigation equipment, at an airport used to deliver life-saving United Nations aid. The coalition said last week it had closed all air, land and seaports in Yemen. The war on Yemen has led it to the brink of famine, with massive shortages, and cholera epidemics tearing through the country's civilian population. This attack is intended to cause maximum damage and deprive millions of Yemenis from receiving life-saving food and medicines, a Houthi official said to Al Jazeera. A Houthi statement said that the attack is an explicit violation of international covenants and treaties, which stipulate that civilian airports are not targeted. The United Nations has also condemned the brutal blockade, saying that without all ports and airports fully functioning, the situation will progress toward one of the more severe famines in recent history.

16:18

The quiet battle for control of the internet "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The recent and intensifying push by governments to promote a concept of digital sovereignty represents a real and rising threat to the internet as a force for good.

Wuzhen, May 23, 2017: Chinese Go player Ke Jie and other guests attend the opening ceremony of the Future of Go Summit before a match between him and Google's artificial intelligence program AlphaGo in Wuzhen, east China's Zhejiang province, May 23, 2017. Xu Yu/PA Images. All rights reserved.Earlier this fall, on the morning of the 20th of September, Spanish police raided the offices of the organization in charge of managing the domain name commonly used by Catalonian websites, '.cat'. The ensuing seizure of the registrys computers, arrest of its director for sedition, and deletion of domains promoting the October 1st independence referendum sound like a scene from some dystopian cyberpunk future.

This heavy-handed instance of online censorship by Spanish police is part of a growing focus by governments on controlling the twenty-first centurys public square, the internet.

Most internet users today take for granted their ability to instantly retrieve information and communicate across an open and secure, globalized web. However, the internets structure is continually evolving and regularly contested. Just because the internet has so far operated in line with principles inherited from its original creators, emphasizing interoperability and free expression, does not mean it always must or will. 

Increased control of the internets global infrastructure by authoritarian state actors would, of course, lead to more fragmentation and more censorship. 

In fact, the recent and intensifying push by governments to promote the concept of digital sovereignty represents a real and rising threat to the internet as a force for good. 

China, the worlds most sophisticated online censor, will host the fourth iteration of its Wuzhen Summit this December. The Wuzhen Summit is Chinas attempt to create an alternative to the Internet Governance Forum (an annual multi-stakeholder forum for global policy di...

The quiet battle for control of the internet "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The recent and intensifying push by governments to promote a concept of digital sovereignty represents a real and rising threat to the internet as a force for good.

Wuzhen, May 23, 2017: Chinese Go player Ke Jie and other guests attend the opening ceremony of the Future of Go Summit before a match between him and Google's artificial intelligence program AlphaGo in Wuzhen, east China's Zhejiang province, May 23, 2017. Xu Yu/PA Images. All rights reserved.Earlier this fall, on the morning of the 20th of September, Spanish police raided the offices of the organization in charge of managing the domain name commonly used by Catalonian websites, '.cat'. The ensuing seizure of the registrys computers, arrest of its director for sedition, and deletion of domains promoting the October 1st independence referendum sound like a scene from some dystopian cyberpunk future.

This heavy-handed instance of online censorship by Spanish police is part of a growing focus by governments on controlling the twenty-first centurys public square, the internet.

Most internet users today take for granted their ability to instantly retrieve information and communicate across an open and secure, globalized web. However, the internets structure is continually evolving and regularly contested. Just because the internet has so far operated in line with principles inherited from its original creators, emphasizing interoperability and free expression, does not mean it always must or will. 

Increased control of the internets global infrastructure by authoritarian state actors would, of course, lead to more fragmentation and more censorship. 

In fact, the recent and intensifying push by governments to promote the concept of digital sovereignty represents a real and rising threat to the internet as a force for good. 

China, the worlds most sophisticated online censor, will host the fourth iteration of its Wuzhen Summit this December. The Wuzhen Summit is Chinas attempt to create an alternative to the Internet Governance Forum (an annual multi-stakeholder forum for global policy di...

16:16

There Probably Isnt A Special Counsel Coming For Hillary, Comey Or Uranium One "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd sent a letter to the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Monday, indicating that career prosecutors at the Department of Justice would review controversies arising from the Clinton Foundation and former FBI Director James Comeys handling of the Clinton email investigation.

The letter prompted speculation that DOJ was assembling a predicate for a criminal investigation and the appointment of a special counsel. President Donald Trump himself has publicly encouraged the attorney general to pursue a criminal probe of matters relating to the Clinton Foundation, amplifying speculation that his longtime ally would acquiesce to the pressure in a bid to revive his strained relationship with the president.

The text of the letter doesnt quite bear that reading.

As a preliminary matter, the letter was sent to House Judiciary one day before Sessions was scheduled to testify before the panel. Committee Republicans have twice sent letters to Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein urging an investigation of a barrage of Clinton shenanigans as well as Comeys alleged politicization of Bureau investigations relating to the Clintons. Those letters, dated July 27 and Sept. 26, both appear to have gone unanswered. Therefore, it is not unusual that the Justice Department would send its response to the Committee the day before Sessions was slated to appear, as DOJs silence on the request would otherwise have been a point of conflict.

The letter itself reveals little. It reiterates the Departments commitment to provide timely and accurate informationin a non-political matter, before informing Committee Republicans that Sessions had referred their concerns to senior career prosecutors, who would consider the matter and then make a recommendation to DOJ leadership as to how they should proceed.

Consistent with DOJ policy, the letter does not confirm the existence of an investigation, nor does it promise an investigation is forthcoming. Rather, it is simply a courteous disposition of a request...

16:16

Japanese Bank Switches U.S. Regulators in Middle of Investigation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ converts to federal license from New York state one, upending probe by state regulator

Updated Nov. 15, 2017 5:33 a.m. ET

Japans biggest bank sidestepped state supervision of a New York branch in the middle of a state investigation into the banks safeguards meant to ensure clients werent evading U.S. sanctions, according to a state regulators letter reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, a unit of Japan-based Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, on Nov. 7 converted the branchs license from a New York state license to a federal one, with approval from its new regulator, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

The New York state regulator says it still has authority over the bank, which has challenged that assertion in court.

The OCC move raises concerns about regulatory arbitrage, in which banks switch supervisors to seek easier oversight, according to the letter from the state agency, which is led by New York Superintendent of Financial Services Maria Vullo.

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An OCC spokesman said the decision to operate under a state or federal charter is a business decision by the bank and MUFG met the standards for converting its license. OCC supervisors are overseeing the branch, and the agency has ordered the firm to follow requirements that are substantively identical to those it faced from the state regulator, he said.

Consolidating regulatory oversight under one primary regulatoris more effective and is consistent with the regulation of other...

16:14

Hungary PM: 'United States of Europe' Plotters Using Mass Migration to Create 'Post-National, Post-Christian' Super-state "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hungary's Viktor Orbn has warned that the elites plotting a United States of Europe are using mass migration to engineer a post-Christian, post-national super-state.

16:11

'We the people' are the new permanent underclass in America "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." Frdric Bastiat, French economist Americans can no longer afford to get sick and there's a reason why. That's because a growing number of Americans are struggling to stretch their dollars far enough to pay their bills, get out of debt and ensure that if and when an illness arises, it doesn't bankrupt them. This is a reality that no amount of partisan political bickering can deny. Many Americans can no longer afford health insurance, drug costs or hospital bills. They can't afford to pay rising healthcare premiums, out-of-pocket deductibles and prescription drug bills. They can't afford to live, and now they can't afford to get sick or die, either. To be clear, my definition of "affordable healthcare" is different from the government's. To the government, you can "afford" to pay for healthcare if your income falls above the poverty line. That takes no account of rising taxes, the cost of living, the cost to clothe and feed a household, the cost of transportation and communication and education, or any of the other line items that add up to a life worth living. As Helaine Olen points out in The Atlantic: "Just because a person is insured, it doesn't mean he or she can actually afford their doctor, hospital, pharmaceutical, and other medical bills. The point of insurance is to protect patients' finances from the costs of everything from hospitalizations to prescription drugs, but out-of-pocket spending for people even with employer-provided health insurance has increased by more than 50 percent since 2010." For too many Americans, achieving any kind of quality of life has become a choice between putting food on the table and paying one's bills or health care coverage. It's a gamble any way you look at it, and the medical community is not helping. Healthcare costs are rising, driven by a medical, insurance and pharmaceutical industry that are getting rich off the sick and dying.

16:10

Debt Deflation Setup: Credit Card Defaults and Subprime Auto Delinquencies Rise "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Debt Deflation Setup: Credit Card Defaults and Subprime Auto Delinquencies Rise by Mike Mish Shedlock The Maven Serious mortgage delinquencies are leveling off and remain one recession away from a serious upswing. Credit card and auto loan delinquencies are...

The post Debt Deflation Setup: Credit Card Defaults and Subprime Auto Delinquencies Rise appeared first on The Daily Coin.

16:09

EU competition chief promises more cases against Google "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The European Unions (EU) competition chief said Wednesday that regulators will be bringing more cases against Google in the future, according to Reuters.Margrethe Vestager's office hit the internet search giant with a record $2.8 billion...

16:08

Severe flaw in Microsoft Office stuns the world "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A shocking discovery by security researchers has stunned the technological world. This discovery is in a software that almost every computer consists i.e. Microsoft Office. What is more shocking is the presence of this vulnerability in MS office since 17 years. Termed as the Microsoft Office RCE exploit, this flaw can be used by hackers

The post Severe flaw in Microsoft Office stuns the world appeared first on Hacker News Bulletin | Find the Latest Hackers News.

16:08

Why you should not rely on iCloud Photo Library as your only media backup "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Glenn Fleishman, Macworld:

iCloud Photo Library, when it fits your needs, is a great way to avoid having to manage where your images and videos wind up. You capture video on your iPhone or drag an image into Photos in macOS, and it just syncs everywhere while making a central copy at iCloud.

And:

However, theres one configuration I cant advise, and Macworld reader Eric writes in with a question that prompts a discussion. Hes wondering if he could rely on iCloud to be his main backup of images. The short answer is no, but its not about distrust in Apples technical abilities. Rather, about the frailty of all material things, and the risk of putting all ones digital eggs in one basket, no matter how firmly the basket-storing company is holding that basket.

Interesting read, some good insight on iCloud Photo Library.

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16:05

This poster ought to be grounds for impeachment "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Heres the state of the American government:

Louie Gohmert displayed that on the floor of congress an uninterpretable tangle of lines and random words and odd logos, all with the intent of somehow indicting Hillary Clinton in a non-scandal. This is where were at. Louie Gohmert, in the running for the dumbest person in congress. A bullshit chart. A ridiculous conspiracy theory. And were helpless we have no mechanism for prying the reins of power out of the hands of dangerous idiots.

16:03

Irans UN envoy slams Canadas double standards on human rights "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Canadians protest in support of indigenous women Press TV November 15, 2017 A senior Iranian diplomat has blasted Canada for proposing a politically-motivated UN resolution on the situation of human rights in Iran, while Ottawa, itself, has long been involved in a broad range of human rights abuses at home and elsewhere. Irans Deputy []

16:03

Daily Digest 11/15 - Venezuela Defaults On Debt, How Did CalPERS Dig $153B Pension Hole? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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16:02

Out of touch: Republican House members think $450K/yr salary is middle class "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

That's rich! Republicans suddenly believe that one percenters are barely struggling to be in the middle class, party officials revealed. On Thursday, House Republicans issued a fact sheet about their new tax cut plan that referred to Americans earning $450,000 a year as "low- and middle-income" - even though that income level would put those taxpayers in the top 0.5 percent of all individual Americans. The median household income in the United States is $59,039, after all.

16:01

Visual 3D Print Finishing Guide "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With 3D printers now dropping to record low prices, more and more people are getting on the additive manufacturing bandwagon. As a long time believer in consumer-level desktop 3D printing, this is a very exciting time for me; the creativity coming out of places like Thingiverse or the 3D printing communities on Reddit is absolutely incredible. But the realist in me knows that despite what slick promotional material from the manufacturers may lead you to believe, these arent Star Trek-level replicators. What comes out of these machines is often riddled with imperfections (from small to soul crushing), and can require considerable cleanup work before they start to look like finished pieces.

If all you hope to get out of your 3D printer are some decent toy boats and some low-poly Pokemon, then have no fear. Even the most finicky of cheap printers can pump those out all day. But if youre looking to build display pieces, cosplay props, or even prototypes that are worth showing to investors, youve got some work cut out for you.

With time, patience, and a few commercial products, you can accomplish the ultimate goal: turning a 3D printed object into something that doesnt look like it was 3D printed. For the purposes of this demonstration Ill be creating a replica of the mobile emitter used by the Emergency Medical Hologram in Star Trek: Voyager. I can neither confirm nor deny I selected this example due to the fact that Im currently re-watching Voyager on Netflix. Lets make it look good.

Choosing Layer Height

Before you get out your sandpaper or paints, before the print has even started, you need to make a decision. As anyone whos used a 3D printer can tell you, layer height is the biggest factor in overall print time. Thicker layers are faster, but result in loss of surface detail. You need to decide before the print even begins if the higher resolution settings are worth the additional time, and the only way to do that is with a clear idea of how the printers resolution will effect your final product.

The following image illustrates the effect the three most common layer heights (0.3 mm, 0.2 mm, and 0.1 mm) have on final print quality. For reference, the skull in the Hackaday logo is a bit bigger than Lincolns head on a US penny.

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Crunch Texture Compression Showing Off Promising Results For Unity "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Crunch texture compression library developed by former Valve Linux/OpenGL engineer Rich Geldreich who cofounded the Binomial consulting firm is making much progress with showing off impressive compression capabilities for game engines...

16:01

Australia is Banning Software Patents and Shelston IP is Complaining as Usual "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Because Shelston IP does not care what actual software developers want

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Summary: The Australian Productivity Commission, which defies copyright and patent bullies, is finally having policies put in place that better serve the interests of Australians, but the legal industry is unhappy (as expected)

THE decision to more officially ban software patents in Australia is not news. We wrote quite a few articles about that earlier in the year. As Kluwer Patent Blog put it this morning: The purpose of the Bill is to implement the Governments response to the Productivity Commissions recommendations on Australias IP Arrangements.

The article neglects to say that Australia is cracking down on software patents (software is not being mentioned at all by the author) and instead says that Australias Government introduces draft legislation to abolish innovation patents (which sounds rather misleading, as can often be expected from sites such as Kluwer Patent Blog). To quote:

The Productivity Commission recommended that Australia abolish the innovation patents regime, the principal reasons being that such patents have a lower inventive step than that of a standard patent and inhibited rather than assisted innovation from small business enterprises. The Government has agreed with this conclusion, noting that neither small business enterprises nor the Australian community at large benefited from it.

Part 4 of the draft Bill contains amendments to commence the abolition of the innovation patent system by preventing the filing of new applications, subject to certain exceptions. For example, existing rights before the commencement of the abolishing Act will remain unaffected, including the right to file divisional applications and convert standard patent applications to innovation patent applications where the patent date and priority date for each claim are before the abolishing Acts commencement date.

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16:00

Financial Problems: The Most Likely Disaster to Strike Anyone "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Financial Problems: The Most Likely Disaster to Strike Anyone | financial-problems | Preparedness\Survival US News

Preppers think about a lot of doomy, gloomy stuff about various types of apocalypses. After all, disaster is everywhere.

We watch the spread of pandemics, like the pneumonic plague and Ebola. We prepare for hurricanes and wildfires. We keep our eye on events that could turn into episodes of civil unrest, watch the weather for pending snow storms, and have kits to see us through power outages. Every prepper knows about the terrifying threat of an EMP and many of us are well versed in what to do in case of a nuclear strike.

But, there is ONE major disaster that is the most likely to befall any of us at some point in our lives and it isnt zombies, North Koreans, or the plague.

Its financial problems.

You may be currently having this issue right now. Maybe you dont make enough money. Maybe the primary breadwinner has lost his or her job. Maybe someone has massive medical expenses. Maybe there is some other epic expense that you never saw coming.

It doesnt matter how it happens it just matters that you see it as something for which you need to prepare. Financially stability is one of the most important preparations you can make.

There are 3 keys to surviving financial problems.

Financially stability doesnt come from...

16:00

Greek and foreign anarchists occupy Polytechnic University blocking access to students organizations "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Trouble ahead: Greek and foreign anarchists occupied the Polytechnic University and blocked access to students organizations preparing the 44. anniversary of the bloody 1973 Students Uprising against the colonels junta. The situation is tense. Authorities are on alert as also anarchists have been imported from abroad to assist their Greek counterparts in fight against the

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16:00

Security Jobs Are Hot: Get Trained and Get Noticed "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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16:00

Saudi Coup Signals War And The New World Order Reset "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Saudi Coup Signals War And The New World Order Reset by Brandon Smith Alt-Market For years now, I have been warning about the relationship of interdependency between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia and how this relationship, if ended, would...

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16:00

Video: Maxine Waters Leads Impeach 45 Chant At Glamours Women Of The Year Awards "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Beating a dead horse. A much-deserved standing ovation for @RepMaxineWaters at tonights #GlamourWOTY Awards! #ReclaimingOurTime pic.twitter.com/elv0axHGRE Women's March (@womensmarch) November 14, 2017 HT: Daily Caller

15:59

Family of Man Who Died After Police Taser Incident Gets $5.5 Million Verdict "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The parents of a 39-year-old who died in a Christmas Eve confrontation with the Los Angeles Police Department in 2014 was awarded $5.5 million by a federal jury on Monday,

The post Family of Man Who Died After Police Taser Incident Gets $5.5 Million Verdict appeared first on Filming Cops.

15:58

Winnebago Tribe asserts self-determination in hopes of fixing troubled hospital "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Winnebago Tribe is moving to take over management of the hospital on its reservation in Nebraska, more than two years after federal officials cut off key funding sources for the troubled facility.

15:58

Activists Disrupt White Houses Pro-Coal Panel At Bonn Climate Summit "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Staff of The Real News Network - DHARNA NOOR: Welcome to The Real News Network. I'm Dharna Noor in Baltimore. The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change is in full swing in Bonn, Germany and all eyes are now on the US, now the only country in the world to reject the Paris Climate Accord. In Bonn on Monday, the Trump administration held a presentation they called "The Role of Cleaner and More Efficient Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power in Climate Mitigation". The presentation sought to pose coal, natural gas and nuclear energy as the solutions to the climate crisis. Climate activists disrupted the panel during opening remarks. Joining us to talk a little bit about the Trump administration's Bonn panel, for the first time in our studio in Baltimore, is Steve Horn. Steve is a research fellow for Desmog.com and a freelance investigative journalist. His writing has appeared in Al Jazeera America, The Intercept, The Guardian, Vice News, The Young Turks Project: TYT Investigates and many others. Thanks for being here today, Steve. STEVE HORN: Good to finally be here. Thanks for having me. DHARNA NOOR: So, today during George David Banks opening remarks on this Trump administration panel, climate activists came in, they disrupted, they started singing songs. Talk a little bit about him and generally about this panel pushing clean coal and nuclear power as solutions to climate change.

15:57

Taxpayers fork out $15 million to settle congressional sexual harassment suits "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) informed NBC's Chuck Todd on Tuesday that $15 million in taxpayer money had been paid out over the years to settle sexual harassment suits filed against members of Congress. Earlier in the day, Speier testified in front of the House Administration Committee that two members of Congress, a Republican and a Democrat, have engaged in sexual harassment in the past. Todd asked Speier about her allegations of sexual harassment and what she believes her responsibility is in going public with that information. "Well, it is my responsibility to address the seriousness of this issue. These survivors are subject to a non-disclosure agreement. I'm not going to violate their non-disclosure agreement," Speier responded.

15:57

From the boat race to Azerbaijani jails - how dirty gas sells itself to elites "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A new report exposes the network of lobbying and hypocrisy that risks locking Europe into decades of unnecessary fossil fuel expansion.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is at COP23, the UN climate talks in Bonn, talking about financing climate solutions.

Yet this week it is also facing mass protest over its possible multi-billion euro loan to the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP). The pipeline would transport Azerbaijani gas from the Turkish-Greek border to the heel of Italy. The $4.5bn TAP is the last leg of the BP-led Euro-Caspian Mega-Pipeline, or Southern Gas Corridor as the industry calls it. The entire Euro-Caspian Mega-Pipeline costs $45bn and is mired in human rights abuses, corruption scandals and numerous illegalities - but its still going ahead.

New research from Corporate Europe Observatory exposes the web of lobbying and PR that has allowed the pipeline to to get this far, roping in prestigious London universities and top politicians along the way.

The Trans-Adriatic Pipelines shareholders include oil and gas majors BP and Azerbaijani state-owned SOCAR (1), along with gas pipeline builders and operators from Italy (Snam, 20%), Belgium (Fluxys, 19%), Spain (Enags, 16%) and Switzerland (Axpo, 5%).

But construction is being held up by communities along the pipeline whose livelihoods are being threatened. In Greece, farmers have been organising themselves through the courts and on the ground, while in Italy local communities have been physically putting themselves in the way of the diggers. The military has just locked down two local villages to ensure construction begins. In Azerbaijan, local activists and journalists opposing TAP and the entire Southern Gas Corridor have been thrown in jail on trumped up charges. Azeri President Aliyev has been keen to silence dissent and quash any hint his corrupt regime is rigging elections and violating human rights.

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From the boat race to Azerbaijani jails - how dirty gas sells itself to elites "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A new report exposes the network of lobbying and hypocrisy that risks locking Europe into decades of unnecessary fossil fuel expansion.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is at COP23, the UN climate talks in Bonn, talking about financing climate solutions.

Yet this week it is also facing mass protest over its possible multi-billion euro loan to the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP). The pipeline would transport Azerbaijani gas from the Turkish-Greek border to the heel of Italy. The $4.5bn TAP is the last leg of the BP-led Euro-Caspian Mega-Pipeline, or Southern Gas Corridor as the industry calls it. The entire Euro-Caspian Mega-Pipeline costs $45bn and is mired in human rights abuses, corruption scandals and numerous illegalities - but its still going ahead.

New research from Corporate Europe Observatory exposes the web of lobbying and PR that has allowed the pipeline to to get this far, roping in prestigious London universities and top politicians along the way.

The Trans-Adriatic Pipelines shareholders include oil and gas majors BP and Azerbaijani state-owned SOCAR (1), along with gas pipeline builders and operators from Italy (Snam, 20%), Belgium (Fluxys, 19%), Spain (Enags, 16%) and Switzerland (Axpo, 5%).

But construction is being held up by communities along the pipeline whose livelihoods are being threatened. In Greece, farmers have been organising themselves through the courts and on the ground, while in Italy local communities have been physically putting themselves in the way of the diggers. The military has just locked down two local villages to ensure construction begins. In Azerbaijan, local activists and journalists opposing TAP and the entire Southern Gas Corridor have been thrown in jail on trumped up charges. Azeri President Aliyev has been keen to silence dissent and quash any hint his corrupt regime is rigging elections and violating human rights.

...

15:56

BBC Busts US, ISIS Commanders Resettled for More War - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Gordon Duff - The video above is BBC and proves beyond a doubt that the US helped found ISIS along with Israel and Saudi Arabia.  Turkey made billions trading with ISIS,

15:56

The Fall 2017 Earth First! Newsletter is Out! Free to Read Online or Download "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Earth First! News is our quarterly newsletter that comes out between magazines to update you on environmental actions you might have missed. Shorter than our magazine and easier to copy, print, hand out, and table with, this 12-page edition of Earth First! News includes updates and actions from late June through September, 2017, a feature on Camp Makwa resisting the Line 3 pipeline project in Minnesota, updated political prisoner pages, and a directory of eco-action groups throughout the United Snakes.

As always, Earth First! News is free: Help us spread the eco-resistance in your areadistribute widely! And send copies to prisoners who dont have internet access to keep them in the loop.

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15:55

Alex Azar: Can There Be Uglier Scenarios than the Revolving Door? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Alex Azar isn't only corrupt; he could be the point man on the Administration effort to crapify the health care system via regulatory change

15:55

Alabama Robocall Claiming to be WaPo Hack Seeks Damaging info on Judge Roy Moore (Audio) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A robocall is currently running in Alabama seeking Damaging information on Judge Roy Moore.

The call claims to be a Washington Post hack and offers a reward for damaging information on the Republican candidate.

Bretibart.com reported:

According to a report from Mobile, AL CBS affiliate WKRG, at least one person in their viewing area had received a robocall seeking damaging information about Roy Moore.

The robocall, captured in a voicemail recording by Creola, AL pastor Al Moore, is from a man claiming to be a Washington Post reporter by the name of Bernie Bernstein and offers a reward for damaging remarks.

Hi, this is Bernie Bernstein, Im a reporter for The Washington Post calling to find out if anyone at this address is a female between the ages of 54 to 57 years old willing to make damaging remarks about candidate Roy Moore for a reward of between $5,000 and $7,000. We will not be fully investigating these claims however we will make a written report. I can be reached by email at albernstein@washingtonpost.com, thank you.

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15:55

Is Egypt's fugitive security chief advising bin Salman on the Saudi purge? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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The Saudi crown prince reportedly turned to Mubarak era security chief Habib al-Adly for advice on anti-corruption campaign

15:54

Director Steven Soderbergh secretly shot new horror movie Unsane entirely on Apples iPhone "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Neil Hughes, Apple Insider:

Details on Unsane have slowly trickled out in recent months, including the fact that the film was shot in secret and entirely on Apples iPhone, according to Entertainment Weekly. The film stars Claire Foy, Juno Temple, and Jay Pharoah, with Pharoah describing the picture as reality-horror type with some similarities to Jordan Peele-created smash hit Get Out.

The movie was filmed this summer, meaning the best iPhone it could have been shot on was the iPhone 7 Plus.

Im looking forward to seeing this movie in the theater, at the very least to get a sense of the look of an iPhone shot movie on the big screen. It will be interesting to compare the look of this film with future films shot on an iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X.

Also, I loved Get Out and am a big fan of Claire Foy, Jay Pharoah, Steven Soderbergh.

Read this on The Loop

15:54

Convention: PDP group kick against imposition, micro zoning "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Kaduna State chapter of  Peoples Democratic Advocate, (PDA)  a group within the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) has called on the Senator Ahmed Makarfi led  Caretaker Committee and other leaders of the party to ensure that all political party positions are contested for by interested members without any imposition.   The group said they aligned themselves with the Enugu Declaration where the party stakeholders unanimously agreed that all political party positions must be contested for at the forthcoming National Convention of the party.   A statement by PDA signed by...

The post Convention: PDP group kick against imposition, micro zoning  appeared first on Newtelegraph.

15:53

The Joy of a Cheap Candle. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

:D A fun displacement activity. Most below the fold, click for full size.

C. Ford & Henchrats.

15:53

Senate directs IGP to restore Gov. Obianos security aides "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Senate has vehemently and unanimously condemned the withdrawal of security aides to the Anambra State Governor, Mr. Willie Obiano, by the Inspector-General of the Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris. The Senate also directed the Inspector-General to immediately restore the security aides to the Governor, who has since raised the alarm, that his life was under threat due to the highly criticized action of the Police boss. It also mandated its Committee on Police affairs to monitor the restoration of Obianos security aides by the IGP and report back to the...

The post Senate directs IGP to restore Gov. Obianos security aides appeared first on Newtelegraph.

15:52

Why are the mainstream media not howling about "entryists" in the Tory party? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


We should all be well aware by now how the mainstream media manufacture and disseminate absurdly biased political narratives shouldn't we?

You don't have to be a supporter of Scottish independence to recognise the concerted mainstream media propaganda drive against the independence movement, and you don't have to be a supporter of the Labour Party to recognise the shocking levels of mainstream media bias in favour of the Tories during Theresa May's vanity election.

One of the clearest examples of mainstream media bias is the completely different approaches they've taken to the demographic shifts in support for the two main UK political parties.

When Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of the Labour Party it signalled the end of the centre-right dominance of the party leadership and a move away from pro-austerity neoliberalism-lite rubbish, and back towards democratic socialism.

This seismic shift in the Labour Party triggered a flood of hundreds of thousands of new and returning traditional Labour voters joining the party, and a spectacular 3.5 million increase in the Labour vote at the 2017 General Election (the first actual increase in the Labour vote since 1997).

The mainstream media dealt with this influx of new members by deriding them as "entryists" and framing the surge in support as if it were some kind of sinister take-over of the party by the extreme-left, rather t...

15:50

UK Debt Crisis Is Here Consumer Spending, Employment and Sterling Fall While Inflation Takes Off "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

UK Debt Crisis Is Here Consumer Spending, Employment and Sterling Fall While Inflation Takes Off by Jan Skoyles Gold Core UK debt crisis is here consumer spending, employment and sterling fall while inflation takes off  Personal...

The post UK Debt Crisis Is Here Consumer Spending, Employment and Sterling Fall While Inflation Takes Off appeared first on The Daily Coin.

15:49

Video games and socio-political change: interview with Victor Fleurot (2084/ visual activism platform) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Why not use a medium at the heart of technological changes to express critical ideas on socio-political developments?

lead Games for the Many 'a UK non-profit workers cooperative of games designers, developers and artists trying to make a difference, created the viral election game CorbynRun in 2017that reached over two million people.

Victor Fleurot, co-founder of visual activism platform 2084/ and the Civic Game Jam series, delivered a workshop on video games and socio-political change in the Transeuropa festival, which took place on 24-29 October in Madrid. In the festivals context of promoting pan-European processes of solidarity, participants in the workshop were able to plan the design of video games with a focus on activism and civic innovation using the new formats and interactive mechanisms offered by digital games.

Joan Pedro-Caraana (J.P-C.) Could you explain the main idea of the Civic Game Jam?

Victor Fleurot (VF): The Civic Game Jam brings together game developers and activists to make video games on social and political issues. The third edition will take place in Berlin on 18 November at the BTK University of Art and Design. We want to show that games can raise political awareness, challenge existing practices and open new channels for civic engagement.

J.P-C. What organisations are behind this initiative? Could you explain the process that led you to come together for this?

VF: The series is a joint initiative by visual activism platform 2084/, game community website Berlingamescene.com and the BTK University of Art and Design in Berlin. The dedicated team of ten volunteers also includes game designers, workshop facilitators, students and civic games enthusiasts.

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Video games and socio-political change: interview with Victor Fleurot (2084/) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Why not use a medium at the heart of technological changes to express critical ideas on socio-political developments?

lead Games for the Many 'a UK non-profit workers cooperative of games designers, developers and artists trying to make a difference, created the viral election game CorbynRun in 2017that reached over two million people.

Victor Fleurot, co-founder of 2084/ and the Civic Game Jam series, delivered a workshop on video games and socio-political change in the Transeuropa festival, which took place on 24-29 October in Madrid. In the festivals context of promoting pan-European processes of solidarity, participants in the workshop were able to plan the design of video games with a focus on activism and civic innovation using the new formats and interactive mechanisms offered by digital games.

Joan Pedro-Caraana (J.P-C.) Could you explain the main idea of the Civic Game Jam?

Victor Fleurot (VF): The Civic Game Jam brings together game developers and activists to make video games on social and political issues. The third edition will take place in Berlin on 18 November at the BTK University of Art and Design. We want to show that games can raise political awareness, challenge existing practices and open new channels for civic engagement.

J.P-C. What organisations are behind this initiative? Could you explain the process that led you to come together for this?

VF: The series is a joint initiative by visual activism platform 2084/, game community website Berlingamescene.com and the BTK University of Art and Design in Berlin. The dedicated team of ten volunteers also includes game designers, workshop facilitators, students and civic games enthusiasts.

We all share....

15:48

Trumps Health Secretary Nominee is an Establishment Big Pharma Exec "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Derrick Broze President Trump has nominated a former lobbyist and executive of a major pharmaceutical company to be U.S. Health Secretary.  On Monday, Trump...

15:48

Brexit is in a mess, but not irretrievably "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Want to know where we really are on Brexit? In  three words, in a mess. Can we get out of it?   Possibly at the eleventh hour, 10 pm on Friday 19 March 2019, just like the Good Friday Agreement in fact. Nothing  is agreed until everything is agreed. As so often like the Stormont standoff the politics look more difficult than the rational solutions.

The Irish and British prime ministers profess themselves in the dark about  each others proposals ( for Irish read EU)

Varadkar

If there is an alternative proposal from the UK side, we would like to see it. It is 18-months since the referendum, it is ten years since people started agitating for a referendum, the Taoiseach said. They must, at this stage, have a counter proposal.

May

Theresa May told a private meeting of business leaders that she still has no idea what European leaders expected her to offer in order to move the talks on to trade and transition at next months European summit.

She also warned the group that she would not waste political capital at home by making concessions on issues such as a financial settlement, the rights of EU citizens living in the UK and the future of the Irish border which could be rejected at the eleventh hour as not good enough. That would risk weakening the prime ministers authority at home further.

The only clear point about the border is deadlock.  This suggests the deadline for making sufficient progress on free movement, payment of 60 billion and border proposals will shift from December to March

Word is that  60 billion by March 2019 is doable if staggered over several years.

Meanwhile an EU paper on Northern Ireland  apparently sprung on him has been rejected by  Brexit Secretary David Davis

 to give Northern Ireland Hong Kong-style autonomy after Brexit. The move would bestow on the nation a status distinct from the rest of Britain as a World Trade Organisation member in its own right.

Mr Davis rejected the demand, which would effectively draw a border in the Irish Sea between Britain and Northern Ireland, uniting it in the single market with the Irish Republic. We recognise the need for specific solutions for the unique circumstances of Northern Ireland, Mr Davis said. Bu...

15:43

Time for Truth and Reconciliation for the US and Russia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Alice Slater

NATOs recent provocative decision to build up its military forces across Europe by sending four new multinational battalions to Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland, comes at a time of great turmoil and intense questioning of global security with new forces for both good and evil straining to make their mark on the course of history.   This weekend, at the Vatican, Pope Francis held an international conference to follow up on the recently negotiated treaty to prohibit the possession, use, or threat of use of nuclear weapons leading to their complete elimination which was negotiated in the UN General Assembly this summer by 122 nations, although none of the nine nuclear weapons states participated. Honored at the conference were members of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) which worked with friendly governments to hold nuclear weapons unlawful, and has recently been awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for its successful efforts.  The Pope issued a statement that the  doctrine of nuclear deterrence in which countries threaten to wreak catastrophic nuclear devastation on their opponents should they be attacked with nuclear bombs has become ineffective against 21st century threats like terrorism asymmetrical conflicts, environmental problems and poverty.  While the church once held that such an insane policy could be moral and lawful, it no longer views it as such.   And there are plans for the church to examine the so-called theory of just war with an eye to prohibiting the very morality and legality of war itself.

In the US, an unprecedented examination of our hidden history has begun.  People are questioning the numerous honorary statues memorializing Civil War generals from the South who fought to preserve slavery.   Indigenous First Peoples are questioning the adulation given to Christopher Columbus, who discovered America for Spain and was responsible for enormous slaughters and bloodshed of natives in the first colonies established in the Americas.   Famous and powerful men are being questioned in an avalanche of truth-telling about how they used their professional power to take sexual advantage of women who feared for their career prospects in theater, publishing, business, academia.

Unfortunately we have barely begun to tell the truth about the US relationship with Russia and appear to be moving backwards in the US with calls for Russia Today, the Russian equivalent of the BBC or Al Jazeera, to be registered in the US as a foreign agent!  This is certainly not consistent with the US belief in the sanctity of a free press and will be challenged in the courts.    Indeed, there is a huge effort to misrepresent the provocations of NATO, to gloss over the history of the nuclear arms race the refusal to take up Gorbachevs offer to Reagan to eliminate all our nuclear weapons provided the US gave up its...

15:43

7 Reasons You Should Start Taking Cold Showers ASAP "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By  Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Standing under a frigid spray of water might seem like the last thing you should do when getting ready to start your day, but we promise you, the practice results in numerous health benefits.

To begin with, you might be wondering, What, exactly, is a cold shower? Well, just like it sounds, a cold shower also referred to as the James Bond Shower is when you turn the water temperature down to freezing. It is frighteningly cold, yet deliciously awesome.

Not only does regularly taking a cold shower improve the quality of your skin and hair, it can stimulate weight loss and even speed up muscle soreness and recovery. Following are 7 reasons you should start taking cold showers. #4 is quite astonishing

1) Makes You More Alert

Lets be honest, it isnt easy getting ready for work in the morning. The last few minutes before you roll out of bed feel like the most precious in the world. And basking under a shower of hot water is certainly relaxing. But, it doesnt get you in the correct mindset to whoop some butt at the office.

This is why cold showers are so awesome. When you take a cold shower, you automatically start breathing deeper. This is a natural response to...

15:42

China surpasses US with the worlds most powerful computers in latest TOP500 list "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Linux Now Runs On All Top 500 Supercomputers In The World

According to the TOP500 list of the fastest supercomputers which shows that all of the worlds fastest supercomputers run Linux, reports ZDNet. The previous two exceptions on the list Chinese IBM POWER computers which ran AIX, are no longer on the November 2017 list.

Linux first appeared on the TOP500 list in 1998, and by 2004 Linux had become the favorite operating system in supercomputing. There were 485 Linux-powered systems in the TOP500 list in 2015, which increased to 498 out of 500 in 2016 and in 2017 it is running on all the 500 supercomputers in the list.

Linux [became] the driving force behind the breakthroughs in computing power that have fueled research and technological innovation, as reported in The Linux Foundations 20 years of Top500.org.

Further, the TOP500 list that is released twice annually, shows that China has overtaken the US in the total number of ranked systems by a margin of 202 to 144 in the TOP500 list 2017. This is the first time that China has surpassed the US in the rankings. Only a few months ago, the US had 169 systems in the Top500 compared to Chinas 159.

It is the largest number of supercomputers China has ever claimed on the TOP500 ranking, with the US presence shrinking to its lowest level since the lists inception 25 years ago, TOP500 said in a statement.

While the US ranks second in the world for supercomputers, Japan comes in at third and Germany at fourth with 35 and 20 supercomputers respectively. These were followed by France and UK with 18 and 15 supercomputers respectively in the TOP500 list 2017.

Also, according to the new TOP500 list, Chinas Sunway TaihuLight for the fourth time in a row retained its number one ranking with a performance of 93.01 petaflops on the High Performance Linpack (HPL) test. A petaflop is a thousand trillion floating point operations per second.

Tianhe-2, or Milky Way-2, another Chinese computer once again maintained the number two position with 33.86 petaflops. Tianhe-2, which is based on Intel chips, was the number one system on the TOP500 list for three consecutive years until it was displaced by Sunway TaihuLight in June last year.

In terms of aggregate performance, China came in first with its supercomputers representing 35.4 percent of the Top500s flops, while the US came in second with 29.6 percent.

In the meanwhile, Chinas overtaking of the US in the total number of ranked supercomputers is not re...

15:41

Russian MoD investigating meme-triggering video game screenshot attached to Syria statement "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russia's Defense Ministry says it has launched an inquiry into pictures mistakenly attached to its statement. One was a screenshot from a mobile game, leading to the internet exploding with memes. "The Russian Ministry of Defense is investigating its civilian employee who mistakenly attached photos to a statement on the US-led coalition's interaction with the Islamic State militants in the area of Abu-Kamal," the military said in a statement. Earlier Tuesday, the MoD uploaded images on Facebook and Twitter, which it said were evidence that the US were actually covering up Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) combat units. The online crowd was quick to point out that one of the pictures was actually a screenshot from "C-130 Gunship Simulator: Special Ops Squadron" mobile game.

15:40

Infosec expert viewpoint: IoT security initiatives "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

IoT went quickly from buzzword to mainstream, and connected devices have become common in households and enterprises around the globe. A worrying lack of regulation has fueled a plethora of security problems causing headaches to security teams and endangering end users. A recent survey found that security and LoB leaders are experiencing high levels of anxiety due to IoT/OT security concerns, largely due to the negative business ramifications a security failure can have on critical More

15:40

Baltimore Officer Arrested For Selling Stolen Cocaine and Heroin in Conspiracy Involving Eight Others "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Philadelphia cop has been arrested for allegedly masterminding a plot to sell drugs that were supposed to be submitted as evidence, prosecutors announced Tuesday. Eric Snell was cuffed by

The post Baltimore Officer Arrested For Selling Stolen Cocaine and Heroin in Conspiracy Involving Eight Others appeared first on Filming Cops.

15:39

ISIS Sends French Fighters Home For Day Of Reckoning "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Via Daily Caller: ISIS foreign fighters from France were dispatched home to perform terrorist operations as it became increasingly clear that the groups capital of Raqqa would fall, a fighter told BBC News. There are some French brothers from our group who left for France to carry out attacks in what would be called a []

15:38

US retailer Forever 21 Warns customers of payment card breach at some locations "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The US clothes retailer FOREVER 21 announced it has suffered a security breach, hackers stole payment card data at some locations.

Another data breach made the headlines, this time the victim is the US clothes retailer Forever 21 that announced it has suffered a security breach.

According to the company, unknown hackers gain unauthorized access to its payment systems stealing payment cards used at a number of its retail locations.

Customers who shopped between March and October this year may be affected.

The company revealed that it implemented encryption and token-based authentication systems back in 2015, but it was deployed only at certain points of sale.

FOREVER 21 is notifying its customers that it recently received a report from a third party that suggested there may have been unauthorized access to data from payment cards that were used at certain FOREVER 21 stores. Forever 21 immediately began an investigation of its payment card systems and engaged a leading security and forensics firm to assist. announced FOREVER 21.Because of the encryption and tokenization solutions that FOREVER 21 implemented in 2015, it appears that only certain point of sale devices in some FOREVER 21 stores were affected when the encryption on those devices was not in operation. The companys investigation is focused on card transactions in FOREVER 21 stores from March 2017 October 2017. 

FOREVER 21

The US retailer operates over 815 stores in 57 countries, at the time the firm didnt say which stores were affected.

The US retailer received the news of the hack from a third-party monitoring service who informed the company there may have been unauthorized access to data from payment cards that were used at certain stores.

The investigation is still ongoing, customers are advised to closely monitor their payment card statements reporting unauthorized charges.

Forever 21 immediately began an investigation of its payment card systems and engaged a leading security and forensics firm to assist, the US clothing retailer said while...

15:38

Los Alamos National Laboratory is Using a 750-Node Raspberry Pi Supercomputer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Cheap Supercomputers: LANL has 750-node Raspberry Pi Development Clusters

One of the more esoteric announcements to come out of SuperComputing 17, an annual conference on high-performance computing, is that one of the largest US scientific institutions is investing in Raspberry Pi-based clusters to aid in development work. The Los Alamos National Laboratory's [LANL] High Performance Computing Division now has access to 750-node Raspberry Pi clusters as part of the first step towards a development program to assist in programming much larger machines.

The platform at LANL leverages a modular cluster design from BitScope Designs, with five rack-mount Bitscope Cluster Modules, each with 150 Raspberry Pi boards with integrated network switches. With each of the 750 chips packing four cores, it offers a 3000-core highly parallelizable platform that emulates an ARM-based supercomputer, allowing researchers to test development code without requiring a power-hungry machine at significant cost to the taxpayer. The full 750-node cluster, running 2-3 W per processor, runs at 1000W idle, 3000W at typical and 4000W at peak (with the switches) and is substantially cheaper, if also computationally a lot slower. After development using the Pi clusters, frameworks can then be ported to the larger scale supercomputers available at LANL, such as Trinity and Crossroads.


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15:36

My Conversation with Sujatha Gidla "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Here is the transcript and podcast, I enjoyed this chat very much.  Here is part of the opening summary:

Sujatha Gidla was an untouchable in India, but moved to the United States at the age of 26 and is now the first Indian woman to be employed as a conductor on the New York City Subway. In her memoir Ants Among Elephants, she explores the antiquities of her mother, her uncles, and other members of her family against modern Indias landscape.

Our conversation considered the nature and persistence of caste, gender issues in India, her time as a revolutionary, New York City lifestyle and neighborhoods and dining, religion, living in America versus living in India, Bob Dylan and Dalit music, American identity politics, the nature of Marxism, Halldor Laxness, and why she left her job at the Bank of New York to become a New York City subway conductor, among other topics.

Here is one sequence:

GIDLA: Actually, the only relation I have with my family members is political views.

[laughter]

GIDLA: If we have to connect on familial links, we will always be fighting and killing each other. All that we talk about with my mother is politics and untouchability and caste and Modi and things like that.

Its the same thing with my sister also. This is where we connect. Otherwise, we are like enemies. My brother, were completely alienated from each other, firstly because he goes to church now. We never used to go to church before. Hes into this Iacocca. Is there a name . . . ?

COWEN: Iacocca?

GIDLA: Yeah.

COWEN:......

15:32

Oh the irony! American Heart Assn. president has heart attack "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

American Heart Association President John Warner was away from the AHA's Scientific Sessions with his family Monday after having a minor heart attack during the organization's flagship scientific conference. Warner, a practicing cardiologist and the CEO of UT Southwestern University Hospitals in Dallas, had the episode Monday morning. He was taken to a local hospital, where doctors inserted a stent to open a clogged artery. He was recovering and visiting with his wife, son and daughter, all of whom attended the Scientific Sessions meeting in part to see him deliver his Presidential Address on Sunday afternoon. In that speech, the 52-year-old Warner talked about the effects of heart disease on his family. He mentioned how both his father and his father's father had heart bypass surgery in their 60s. He also lost his maternal grandfather and a great grandfather to heart disease.

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15:30

Trumps Data Gurus Are Now Turning Their Attention To Your TV "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Cambridge Analytica is eyeing targeted TV ads and mobile apps alongside some surprising allies.

Cambridge Analytica, the Anglo-American data and behavioral science firm that worked for Ted Cruz and Donald Trumpand that sparked an investigation in the U.K. and inquiries by U.S. lawmakershas announced two initiatives in the past year that highlight some of the newer techniques in targeted advertising and the complex relationships that surround them.

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15:30

The Moral Urgency of Mental Health "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If we can prevent great suffering at no cost to ourselves, we ought to do so. Yet Western governments are neglecting an opportunity to reduce the great misery caused by mental illness, even though the net cost would be nil.

15:28

Gay Man Called Police to Report Suspicious Activity Cops Arrive and Severely Beat Him "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A gay man has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the the Tulare County Sheriffs Office, accusing deputies of subjecting him to anti-homosexual slurs and severely beating him in

The post Gay Man Called Police to Report Suspicious Activity Cops Arrive and Severely Beat Him appeared first on Filming Cops.

15:28

Trump Adds to Washingtons Swamp "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Exclusive: President Trumps vow to drain the swamp was just one more empty promise as he adds to the muck with military contractors in key Pentagon jobs and other industry lobbyists at regulatory posts, says Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall

15:28

Homeless Ex-Soldier Dies Hours After Being Evicted From City Center "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By  Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

We are failing our veterans. As a society, we are failing those who risked their lives to protect our freedoms. If you need evidence of this, look no further than the following story

An 82-year-old veteran known as George recently died just hours after he was evicted from a city center squat. The Mirror UK reports that though an autopsy has not yet been conducted, he is believed to have passed away from bronchial pneumonia a simple condition which could have been remedied, had he received help in time.

George had been living in an abandoned building in Manchester, along with 12 other homeless ex-servicemen. They were all evicted, however; this, in turn, forced them to brave the cold. Because George was in bad shape, his band of brothers walked with him to Salford Royal Hospital. It was there that he died, with four of him by his bedside.

To add insult to injury, George proudly wore his military service medals at all times. According to reports, he lived on the street for roughly 20 years.

Salford Armed Forces Veterans Network (SAFVN) did not know George personally, but condemned his unnecessary death nonetheless. The group said his death was a damning indictment on support services that are available for veterans who are homeless across the country. Chris Barwood, chairman of the SAFVN, added that George was a forgotten hero who served his country but had become invisible.

Barwood called for a national campaign to find homes for...

15:27

10 Compelling Reasons Why the Vegas Shooting Has Disappeared from Headlines "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Amidst numerous unanswered question, the Las Vegas mass-shooting has curiously faded from the headlines. Is this a deliberate silence?

15:26

100 members quit Macron's party over 'lack of democracy' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Some 100 activists from Emmanuel Macron's political party are quitting because the movement "offends fundamental principles of democracy" and shows "arrogance and contempt" for its dialogue-seeking members. The disillusioned members of the ruling Republic on the Move (LREM) party announced that they would leave the movement ahead of the LREM Congress which is to take place in the city of Lyon on Saturday, the FranceInfo channel reported, releasing the group's bitterly-worded manifesto. Calling themselves "100 democrats," the group is said to mostly include ordinary members, but also some elected officials and regional heads. "Democracy is no longer on the move!" screams the manifesto's title, playing upon the party's name.

15:26

Trump Trashes Very #FakeNews CNN After Asia Trip "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

CNN outdid itself this week.

The Trump-hating network compared President Trumps face to a dogs ear.

And these jokers insist they are completely unbiased.

After returning from his very impressive 14 day tour of East Asia President Trump woke up Wednesday and blasted CNN.


President Trump: While in the Philippines I was forced to watch @CNN, which I have not done in months, and again realized how bad, and FAKE, it is. Loser!

The post Trump Trashes Very #FakeNews CNN After Asia Trip appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

15:25

R.I.P. root9B? We Hardly Knew Ya! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

root9B Holdings, a company that many in the security industry consider little more than a big-name startup aimed at cashing in on the stock markets insatiable appetite for cybersecurity firms, surprised no one this week when it announced it was ceasing operations at the end of the year.

Founded in 2011 as root9B Technologies, the company touted itself as an IT security training firm staffed by an impressive list of ex-military leaders with many years of cybersecurity experience at the Department of Defense and National Security Agency (NSA). As it began to attract more attention from investors, root9Bs focus shifted to helping organizations hunt for cyber intruders within their networks.

By 2015, root9B was announcing lucrative cybersecurity contracts with government agencies and the infusion of millions from investors. The companys stock was ballooning in price, reaching an all-time high in mid-May 2015.

That was just days after root9B issued a headline-grabbing report about how its cyber intelligence had single-handedly derailed a planned Russian cyber attack on several U.S. financial institutions.

The report, released May 12, 2015, claimed root9B had uncovered plans by an infamous Russian hacking group to target several banks. The company said the thwarted operation was orchestrated by Fancy Bear/Sofacy, a so-called advanced persistent threat (APT) hacking group known for launching sophisticated phishing attacks aimed at infiltrating some of the worlds biggest corporations.  root9B released its Q1 2015 earnings two days later, reporting record revenues.

On May 20, 2015, KrebsOnSecurity published a rather visceral dissection of that root9B report: Security Firm Redefines APT; African Phishing Threat. The story highlighted the thinness of the reports claims, pointing to multiple contradictory findings by other security firms which suggested the company had merely detected several new phishing domains being erected by a c...

15:25

Rumor: Hundreds of Sealed Indictments Suggest Mass Arrests May Occur "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Rumor: Hundreds of Sealed Indictments Suggest Mass Arrests May Occur by DAVID NOVA  Deus Nexus TDC Note I was listening to a show earlier this morning and heard about 842 sealed indictments. After a quick search this is what I...

The post Rumor: Hundreds of Sealed Indictments Suggest Mass Arrests May Occur appeared first on The Daily Coin.

15:24

Federal Prosecutors Are Using Plea Bargains as a Secret Weapon for Deportations "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A police officer and a security officer look on at the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office, part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in Washington DC on October 4, 2017.

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AIPAC is grooming high school students "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Kathryn Shihadah | If Americans Knew | November 14, 2017 Washington D.C. was the site on October 29th 31st for AIPACs annual matchmaking event, pairing up Israel and a fresh batch of American high school students. The 2017 Schusterman High School Summit treated 400 high schoolers from all over the US to three []

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Daily Mail publishes major scoop... the location of RT's evil London lair "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Daily Mail, the very symbol of journalistic integrity in Britain, [Ed: LOL!] has scored a major coup - it has revealed the location of RT's UK office. We haven't been able to confirm the number of investigative journalists involved in finding the address - presumably by googling it. The biggest surprise to dedicated Daily Mail readers will be that RT is not operating from a hollowed-out volcano on a super villain's tropical island, but actually from a gray, aging (cold) skyscraper. The Daily Mail article, jumping wholeheartedly upon the now-speeding anti-Russia bandwagon in Britain, carries the breathless headline: "Putin's lying machine: Revealed, how Russia's spewing out ruthless propaganda from a Moscow-funded TV station - right next to Westminster."

15:21

Tencent Profit Rises Nearly 70% on Mobile-Games Growth "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Last week, the internet company bought 12% of Snap Inc.

November 15, 2017

HONG KONGChinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. said third-quarter net profit rose nearly 70% from a year earlier, driven by advertising revenue gains and strong growth at its mobile-games and digital-content divisions.

Tencents shares have been on a tear this year, doubling its market capitalization to almost $475 billion last week. It has raised its international profile with a number of recent acquisitions as well, including buying Epic Games Inc. and a majority stake in electric-vehicle maker Tesla Inc.

And last week, Tencent bought a 12% stake in Los Angeles-based social media company Snap Inc.

The company, which is based in the southern tech boomtown of Shenzhen, said its earnings for the quarter rose to more than 18 billion yuan ($2.7 billion) from about 10.6 billion yuan a year earlier. Analysts polled by S&P Global Market Intelligence expected a profit of 15.7 billion yuan. Tencent also beat revenue expectations.

The bulk of Tencents revenue comes from online games. For the quarter, online-games revenue rose 48% from a year earlier to 26.8 billion yuan. The company had at least four of the 10 highest-grossing games in Apple Inc.s app store during the quarter, according to App Annie and Citi Research.

Last week, Tencents online publishing unit, China Literature Ltd., surged 86% in its Hong Kong trading debut after raising about $1.1 billion in an initial public offering. And on Thursday, Yixin Group Ltd., Chinas largest online auto retailing platform, will go public; Tencent owns 24% of that company. Demand was high during Yixins bookbuilding period.

Founded in 1998, Tencent is one of three major internet firms in China, along with e-commerce titan Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and search company Baidu Inc. Tencent is the largest videogame publisher in the world by revenue, but it is best known in China for its WeChat and QQ....

15:18

GNOME 3.27.2 Released: More Meson Porting, Nautilus Starring Files "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

GNOME 3.27.2 is now available as the second development release in the road to next March's GNOME 3.28 desktop stable update...

15:18

Science Suggests That Relationship Come Down To 2 Basic Traits "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory

Love is a beautiful thing. Lasting relationships are not exempt from arguments and emotional roller-coasters. Researchers have confirmed that there are two basic traits that will generate prosperous relationships. Have you guessed it yet?

Given the fact that most marriages seem doomed for divorce, everybody wants to know what the secret is to a happy and long-lasting relationship. Psychologist John Gottman and Robert Levenson are two social psychologists that conducted a longitudinal study into how couples interact with each other and the impact this has on the longevity of their relationship.

Gottman and Levenson gathered newlywed couples and asked them questions about their relationship, major conflicts and positive memories. The subjects physiological responses were recorded, namely, heart rate, blood flow and perspiration. Using these recordings, Gottman separated the couples into two categories : Masters and Disasters.

When speaking about the Disasters, Gottman said their heart rates were quick, their sweat glands were active, and their blood flow was fast. These couples indicated a fight-or-flight response to the questions asked. However, the Masters were calm and connected, even when they were fighting. He explains that these couples created a climate of trust and intimacy that made both of th...

15:17

Report: Police Body Cameras Can Threaten Civil Rights Of Black And Brown People "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Social justice warriors wanted police body cameras, they got body cameras. Via Newsweek: The number of U.S. police departments outfitting their officers with body cameras increases each year, but the cameras can pose a threat to civil rights if the departments fail to set rules that govern when officers review footage from their cameras, according []

15:17

U.S. mounts air strike against al Shabaab militants in Somalia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Reuters

MOGADISHU (Reuters) The United States military has carried out an air strike in Somalia against al Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked Islamist insurgency that wants to topple the U.N.-backed government, the U.S. Africa Command said on Wednesday.

It said several militants were killed in the strike 60 miles northwest of the capital, Mogadishu, on Tuesday at about 1500 GMT. It was coordinated with the Somali government, AfriCom said in a statement.

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Al Shabaab has publicly committed to planning and conducting attacks against the U.S. and our partners in the region, AfriCom said.

Earlier this month, the U.S. warned of a threat to its diplomatic staff in Mogadishu and directed all non-essential staff to leave the capital.

Al Shabaab was pushed out of Mogadishu in 2011 and has lost control of most of Somalias cities and towns. But the group retains a strong presence in the south and center and can still carry out major attacks. It was blamed for bombings in Mogadishu last month that killed more than 350 people.

The group aims to topple Somalias government, drive out African Union peacekeeping troops and impose its own harsh interpretation of Islamic law.

Reporting by Duncan Miriri, editing by Larry King


15:17

US General to Congress: US Would Struggle to Win War Against North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Earlier this month, the Pentagon offered scant details to a group of concerned lawmakers regarding its assessment of casualties that could result from a military conflict with North Korea. However, last week, the Pentagons assessment was repudiated by one of its own, when retired Lt. General Jan-Marc Jouas penned a letter with a different take to the same group of lawmakers.

In detailing his views on the potential outcomes of a conflict on the Korean peninsula, Jouas the former deputy commander of U.S. Forces Korea painted a decidedly troubling picture for Representatives Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL). While some government officials had previously warned that the death toll in South Koreas capital, Seoul, could reach the tens of thousands within minutes, Jouas in addition to noting this near-certitude also stated that the U.S. military would be woefully unprepared to take on North Korean forces within their own territory in spite of the U.S. technological advantage.

The retired general asserted that U.S. forces stationed in South Korea, totaling around 30,000, would struggle to effectively attack the North Korean army, due to a stark disadvantage in numbers. Jouas writes that the 28,500 U.S. Armed Forces personnel in South Korea are vastly outnumbered by North Korean forces, as well as ROK [South Korean] forces that will conduct the overwhelming majority of the fighting. North Korea has claimed that its already sizable armed forces have been recently bolstered by nearly 5 million new volunteers.

Jouas once deeply involved in developing plans to counter potential attacks on South Korea by the North also notes that, unlike in previous conflicts, the U.S. would be unable to amass its forces prior to engagement, as it could take days to months [for U.S. soldiers] to arrive in theater [of war]. The upshot would be that any operation could get off to a rocky start that would in the meantime place the 25 million inhabitants of Seoul in grave danger. This vulnerability, along with North Koreas conventional or chemical weapons, would inevitably result in an enormous casualty and evacuee crisis, one that would include over a hundred thousand non-combatant Americans.


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15:17

Australian Constitution gives us the right to bear arms "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Australian Constitution, a 116 year old law, that has made its way into the hands of the herd population and literally immortalised itself in pop culture ever since the dual citizenship saga hit the mainstream media.

Ever since then any serf may reckon they're a "Constitutional Lawyer" where the worst part about it is that they have a voice on social media that can lead other members of the herd population off a cliff, as depicted below.


A 'luser' (pronounced loser, with reference to a loser user) by the name of Lyn Bennetts stated;

"Australia's Constution also gives us the right to bear arms, it doesn't matter if you like it or not it is our right"

WHILE referring to ... wait for it .... the
"2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America"

as shown in the screen capture below:

Now, for the record, we ain't no "Constitutional Lawyer" (LOL, PMSL, etc, etc),
but can someone PLEASE tell us where does it say that the serfs have to right to firearms in the
Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 ??? !!! ???

The document is available for your perusal below:


15:14

Forget 'Russiagate': A new Special Counsel should investigate real scandals of US election "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sixteen months after the Russiagate investigation was started it has produced a sloppily drafted though aggressively worded indictment against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates relating to their business dealings in Ukraine which does not touch on the Russiagate collusion allegations; a cynical and in my opinion oppressive indictment against George Papadopoulos - which has resulted in his guilty plea - because he mixed up the dates of his first meeting with a Maltese professor, but which also does not touch on the Russiagate collusion allegations; rumours of a third indictment against Michael Flynn because of his alleged failure to register properly his lobbying work for the Turkish government, but which apparently will also not touch on the Russiagate collusion allegations; and relentless hounding of Carter Page, whose "crime" is that he has longstanding and openly acknowledged business contacts in Russia and that he gave a public speech during the election at Moscow's New Economic School.

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No BBC News follow-up to PIJ tunnel story "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On October 30th the BBC News website reported the story of the controlled detonation by Israel of a Palestinian Islamic Jihad tunnel running from the Gaza Strip into Israel. Since then, however, audiences have seen no follow-up reporting on what is still an ongoing story despite BBC journalists in the region being aware of developments.

On November 5th Israel announced that it had found the bodies of five PIJ operatives inside the tunnel.  

Israel has recovered the bodies of five Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorists that were buried when the army destroyed a Gazan attack tunnel that crossed into Israeli territory last week, the IDF announced on Sunday. []

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad responded to the announcement, saying that Israel will not be able to bargain over our fighters.

Our...

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Sessions Must Go! DOJ Launched Mueller Investigation Where No Crimes Existed But No Uranium One Probe Where Crimes Are Abundant "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

The time has come Jeff Sessions Must Resign!

Yesterday US Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke in front of the House Judiciary Committee on a number of issues.  Sessions is famous for recusing himself from any Russia related investigations almost immediately after becoming AG earlier this year.  This resulted in his Assistant AG Rod Rosenstein launching a Special Counsel on Trump Russia collusion and appointing his friend Robert Mueller as the special counsel.

During the hearing yesterday Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) grilled Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the many clear crimes surrounding the Clinton Campaign, the Democrat Party, the FBI, James Comey, Mueller, Rosenstein, Uranium One, the Clinton Foundation and the Russian Dossier.

The Attorney General was noticeably uncomfortable and irritated with the questioning. </