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Friday, 22 September

06:50

Not in my classroom: Russias refugee children struggle to get to school "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Headteachers in Russias schools are turning foreign children away fearing hefty fines and pressure from the migration services. RU

Children of Syrian refugees in an improvised school in Jordan. Forty percent of refugee children from the Middle East are not educated. Photo: Freedom House, open source.Nura, 12, takes her belongings from her rucksack and lays them on the desk: a big, bright pink pencil-case emblazoned with the words Im CHIC, a notebook, textbooks, and erasers. Nura always shares erasers with her neighbour Gufran, with whom she sits at the back desk in this classroom. On the next row sit two younger girls another Nura and Soraya, who are best friends. The children slurp lollipops and freshly-picked plums as they take out trading cards. All of them are originally from Aleppo.

The girls have turned up for a lesson at an integration centre in the town of Noginsk, just outside Moscow. Its run by Civic Assistance, a human rights organisation that runs classes for the children of foreign citizens in Russia. The school itself comprises two classrooms in an office building. The walls are covered with posters of the alphabet, animals and household objects, as well as childrens drawings. Among them are samples of applications made to Russias Federal Migration Service (FMS), including possible answers in Arabic and Russian (and phrases such as documents must be submitted to file an application and refusal for temporary asylum).

Usually around 10-15 people turn up for a lesson, but today there are just five girls. After all, tomorrow is the festival of Kurban-Bayram. Theres no single timetable teacher Elena Lebedeva, who is trained in pedagogy, begins the lesson with multiplication tables, then everyone reads a text about a boy, in which they have to insert the missing words in the...

05:25

U.S. Ambassador to Germany: Who Is Richard Grenell? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Richard Allen Ric Grenell, who served as spokesman for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations during the George W. Bush administration, was nominated September 1, 2017, to be the U.S. ambassador to Germany.

 

Grenell was born September 18, 1966. His parents were evangelicals who traveled between Michigan and California, and Grenell was active in his church from a young age. Grenell also realized early on that he was gay, and hid it from his parents and others even while he attended Evangel College in Springfield, Missouri, which was affiliated with the conservative Assemblies of God church. Grenell earned a B.A. there in 1988.

 

After college, Grenell became an administrator for the American Arbitration Association, but it wasnt long before he was involved in politics. In 1992, Grenell worked for the Bush-Quayle re-election effort. After George H.W. Bush lost the election, Grenell moved on to be an assistant for the National Republican Congressional Committee and then served as press secretary for Rep. Mark Sanford (R-South Carolina) and Rep. Dave Camp (R-Michigan).

 

Grenell left Washington in 1995 to serve as press secretary for the New York State Lottery under Republican Governor George Pataki. He also began studies at Harvards Kennedy School of Government, where he earned an MPA in 1998. That year, Grenell moved west to be press secretary for San Diego Mayor Susan Golding and subsequently worked for John McCains unsuccessful bid for the 2000 Republican nomination for president.

 

Grenell was named in 2001 to be the spokesman for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. Grenell was eventually the longest-serving person to hold that job, working until 2008 under U.N. ambassadors John Negroponte, John Danforth, John Bolton and Zalmay Khalilzad.

 

Grenell then went into industry, first as vice president of corporate communications for DaVita Healthcare Partners, a dialysis provider that in 2015 was forced by the federal government to pay more than $800 million to settle a fraud case that went back to 2007. In 2009, Grenell struck out on his own, forming Capitol Media Partners, a strategic communications company that counted clients from Iran, Kazakhstan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, China, Australia, and Timor-Leste among its customers.

 

In 2012, Grenell served briefly as Mitt Romneys foreign affairs spokesman, but was chased off the campaign by anti-gay attacks from the right. Since then, Grenell has been a contributor to Fox News and other conservative outlets, where he often sniped at the Barack Obama administration.

 

Grenell was diagnosed wi...

04:36

Uzbekistans new leader fails his first test "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

One year after the death of Islam Karimov, the continued use of forced labour in Uzbekistans cotton fields shows how slow the pace of change really is.

 

Labour in the cotton fields of Fergana Region, eastern Uzbekistan, 17 September 2017. Photo courtesy of Uzbek-German Forum for Human RIghts. All rights reserved.

While President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan tucked into his third course at a New York dinner with wealthy American businessmen on Wednesday night, university students back home were preparing for a long day in the fields plucking cotton.

Despite the presidents promise to outlaw forced labour in the country from which I am exiled, institutions all over the country received an order to send their able-bodied staff and students to harvest cotton. September should be the start of the academic year. Instead, faculties, schools, kindergartens, as well as companies and hospitals, are emptying out as employees are ordered into the sweltering heat to work 14-hour days. 

One year ago, the 78-year-old former president, Islam Karimov, died suddenly after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He had been in office for 27 years, presiding over one of the worlds most repressive and secretive regimes. Thousands of innocent people were imprisoned for their politics or their religion. Dissidents were tortured and murdered. Others, like myself, fled in fear of another prison term. 

About one million people are forced to work in Uzbekistans cotton sector every year, under threat of losing their jobs or worse

The early actions of the new president, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, have encouraged optimism among many of my compatriots and western politicians. He is improving re...

04:35

Equifax directed consumers to fake phishing site for weeks "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

You can now add another blunder to the already long list of Equifaxs missteps in the wake of the massive breach it announced earlier this month: the company has been pointing affected customers to a fake phishing site. In a series of tweets pushed out over the last two weeks, the company sent them to securityequifax2017.com instead of equifaxsecurity2017.com, the address of the dedicated Web site the company set up to inform users of the More

04:15

Hackers behind CCleaner compromise were after Intel, Microsoft, Cisco "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

There is a new twist in the CCleaner hack saga: the attackers apparently didnt set out to compromise as many machines as possible. A covert, highly targeted attack According to Cisco, their actual targets were computers at a number of huge tech companies like Intel, Microsoft, Linksys, Dlink, Google, Samsung and Cisco, telecoms such as O2 and Vodafone, and (the odd man out) Gauselmann, a manufacturer of gaming machines. Cisco researchers came at this conclusion More

02:32

Three things to know about the dark web "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

One of the more curious aspects about the dark web is that it didnt start out as such a dark place: it began with bulletin boards in the 80s and 90s the markets of that day and continued in the early 2000s, when Freenet launched as a private peer-to-peer network for sharing content. At about the same time, the United States Naval Research Laboratory came up with what would be called The Onion More

01:26

Legacy networks holding back cloud and digital transformation "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A new global survey by Riverbed Technology, which includes responses from 1,000 IT decision makers across nine countries, revealed an incredible level of agreement that legacy infrastructures are holding back their cloud and digital strategies. Nearly all respondents (97%) agree that legacy network infrastructure will have difficulty keeping pace with the changing demands of the cloud and hybrid networks. Conversely, 91% of respondents say their organizations cloud strategy will only reach its full potential with More

00:01

At least 12 dead, 92 missing after river overflows in North Kivu, DR Congo "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

At least 12 people have died and another 92 are missing after heavy rains caused Bihambwe river to overflow its banks and flood two villages in Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Julien Paluku, the governor of the...... Read more

Venezuelas rebels against the Petrodollar (Manlio Dinucci ) "IndyWatch Feed World"

21/09/2017 - Venezuelan Minister of Oil announced on 15 September 2017: From this week, the average price of oil will be indicated in the Chinese yuan. For the first time, the sales price of ...

Thursday, 21 September

23:54

PostgreSQL 10 Release Candidate 1 Arrives "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The first release candidate of PostgreSQL 10.0 is now available for testing...

23:54

Nancy Pelosi Run Off Stage at Press Conference, 1795 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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23:50

There must be a word for making a fool of yourself to get attention "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It should also start with a K. You may have heard that James Damore is continuing to discredit himself further with some weird musings on Twitter.

Here are some internal title names for the Klan. Still cool?

Klabee
Kladd
Klaliff
Klarogo
Klazik
Kleagle
Klexter
Kligrapp
Klokan
Klokard
Klonsul
Kludd

You can call yourself whatever you want. But lets not forget that the KKK is all about terror, bigotry, and murder, and all the cool names in the world wont change that.

Damore also has an explanation for why people join the KKK. Its not racism. Its not even economic insecurity. Its because they want to be called a Klokard.

Jebus. The question is no longer about why Damore was fired from Google, its how did he get the job there in the first place?

Also, is he aware that there are pages and pages and pages on the web that are all about how stupid some of the names and creatures in D&D are?

I still dont have a good word for Damore, so Im going to have to invent one. Klaggart. Or maybe Klook.

23:49

Puerto Rico Completely Without Power After Hurricane "IndyWatch Feed World"

As for what happens next, theyre in the dark. After Hurricane Maria rampaged across the island, the U.S. territorys 3.5 million residents are totally without electricity. The storm, which caused one confirmed death on the island and dumped 20 inches of rain, was the strongest to directly hit Puerto Rico since 1932. With cell towers and weather stations obliterated by 155-mph winds, authorities can only guess at the extent of the wind and flood damage. Hurricane Maria, now a Category 2, is moving on toward the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas.

SOURCES: WASHINGTON POSTBBC

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23:47

Democrats May Have Jumped The Gun With Single-Payer "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Democrats are starting to feel the Bern. Via Politico: Last week, a group of Senate Democrats rallied behind single-payer health care at a splashy press conference. This week, the same group is scrambling to beat back the GOPs latest Obamacare repeal blitz. The contrast shows the chasm between the two parties approach to health care: []

23:45

Picatrix: An Ancient Manuscript That Teaches How To Obtain Energy From The Cosmos "IndyWatch Feed World"

Through this ancient manuscriptthe reader could attract and channel the energy of the cosmos so that a certain event develops according to the will of the practitioner, zodiacal magic; which is said to help master and dominate with accuracythrough the force of the universenature and its surroundings. Picatrix explains not only how to create and []

23:43

Exactly How Many Warnings Do You Need? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Exactly How Many Warnings Do You Need? from ZeroHedge Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, When I was growing up my father, probably much like yours, had pearls of wisdom that he would drop along the way. It wasnt until...

The post Exactly How Many Warnings Do You Need? appeared first on The Daily Coin.

23:43

Late Night Comedian Kimmel Tells FOX Host: Ill Pound You When I See You (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel turned his late night show into a lecture on the failed and bankrupt Obamacare this week. He considers himself an expert because his son had heart surgery. Of course, he has no idea that the premiums are unaffordable for a majority of American families. But, hes an elitist so hes going to lecture anyway.

On Wednesday night he followed his lecture on Obamacare with threats to beat FOX host Brian Kilmeade.

This was in his opening monologue.
Real Clear Politics reported:

On the Wednesday broadcast of his late-night program, Jimmy Kimmel responded to criticism he has received for his controversial monologue Tuesday night where he ripped Republican Senator Bill Cassidy for using his name to push for the Cassidy-Graham Obamacare replacement proposal.

Kimmel, a fierce proponent of the healthcare law, received many rebuttals for his political statement notably FOX & Friends host Brian Kilmeade. Kilmeade called Kimmel a member of the Hollywood elite for pushing politics. Wednesday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host set his aim at the FOX host and let loose.

Kimmel said the FOX host kisses my ass like a little boy meeting Batman whenever the two cross paths and claimed he is dying to be a member of the Hollywood elite.

I dont get anything out of this, Brian, you phony little creep. Oh, Ill pound you when I see you, Kimmel threatened.

Of course, the far left crowd loved it.
They love their violence.

The post Late Night Comedian Kimmel Tells FOX Host: Ill...

23:43

I Think There Will Be War: Iraqi Kurds Fear Conflict After Referendum "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Official fears violence after 25 September independence vote, as disputes grow in areas controlled by Kurd forces outside original KRG borders.

(MEE)  Fears of fresh conflict in northern Iraq are bubbling to the surface weeks before Iraqi Kurds hold a contentious vote on independence, with warnings of war over disputed, ethnically mixed border regions and reports of Shia forces pushing Kurd officials from a town to prevent voting.

The Kurdistan Regional Government, or KRG, has refused repeated requests from Baghdad, the US and regional powers to postpone its 25 September referendum, saying it would only do so if an alternative was presented by Iraqs central government.

Tensions have risen in areas liberated by KRG forces outside the regions original 2003 borders, including the city of Kirkuk. On Monday the KRGs president, Massoud Barzani, said any attempt to change the reality using force in Kirkuk should expect that every single Kurd will be ready to fight.

Dr Jutyar Mahmoud, a member of the regions independence referendum commission, told Middle East Eye that disputed territories such as Kirkuk were the focus of fears of a new conflagration after the referendum.

We will face border problems in the near future and I definitely think there will be another war, and soon, he said.

He described Iraq as militarily weak, after three years of battling the Islamic State (IS), during which time forces have suffered extensive losses, particularly in the recent nine-month fight to liberate Mosul.

A greater threat, he said, was posed by Iraqs other army the Iranian-backed paramilitary Hashd al-Shaabi, or Popular Mobilisation force.

The Hashd are another threat and maybe Iran will push them to fight us, Mahmoud said, adding that Iraqs prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, doesnt control the Hashd, but Iran can.

Jutyar Mahmoud considered the Hashd a greater threat than Iraqs regular army (AFP)
Hostile acts

His comments preceded bouts of recent unrest in some of the contested border regions. O...

23:42

Trumps Kabul Project Extends US Timetable By Years, Perhaps Decades "IndyWatch Feed War"

 
Kabuls central districts have become increasingly difficult to defend against Taliban bombings.

Rahmat Gul/associated press

Kabuls central districts have become increasingly difficult to defend against Taliban bombings.

KABUL A huge public works project over the next two years will reshape the center of the Afghan capital to bring nearly all Western embassies, major government ministries, and NATO and US military headquarters within the Green Zone security district

After 16 years of American presence in Kabul, it is a stark acknowledgment that even the citys central districts have become too difficult to defend from Taliban bombings.

Soon, US Embassy employees in Kabul will no longer need to take a Chinook helicopter to cross...

23:41

How Profit Deals With Protest: The Disappearance Of Argentinian Activist Santiago Maldonado "IndyWatch Feed World"

Over 40 days have passed since the forced disappearance of Argentinian activist Santiago Maldonado. President Mauricio Macris government appears to be more preoccupied with protecting the impunity of the Argentine Military Police, also known as the gendarmerie, than with listening to the demands for Maldonados release or at least for information on his whereabouts and condition being made by a mobilized populace.

Maldonado was detained and disappeared on August 1 while participating in a protest in Chubut calling for the release of Mapuche leader of the Ancestral Mapuche Resistance (RAM), Facundo Jones Huala. Jones had been detained upon extradition requests by Chile. Both Argentina and Chile have labeled Jones a terrorist, on account of his resistance activities against capitalist exploitation of ancestral Mapuche territory.

The group of activists together with Maldonado, who blocked the road during the protest, were accosted by the Argentine Gendarmerie, who fired rubber bullets at the activists upon orders given by the Security Minister, Patricia Bullrich.

According to witnesses, Maldonado was beaten by the military police and forced into a van. His whereabouts and fate remain unknown. Matias Santana, who testified before Judge Guido Otranto on September 5, stated that he watched through binoculars as Maldonado was beaten and taken away by the military police to an undisclosed location.

 

Mobilization met with disinformation

...

23:40

Former Muslim Speaks Out (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Former Muslim Speaks Out Video Stefan Molynuex Question: Im an ex-muslim middle eastern immigrant, Ive noticed a lot of parallels in the rise of tyranny back home and the rise of tyranny in the west. Obviously, as I chose...

The post Former Muslim Speaks Out (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

23:38

Hundreds of Thousands of Yemenis Mark 3rd Anniversary of September Revolution "IndyWatch Feed War"

September 21, 2017 Hundreds of thousands of people have gathered in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, to mark the third anniversary of the countrys September 21 Revolution and condemn the bloody Saudi war against the nation. The demonstrators in Thursdays mass rally reaffirmed their commitment to the government in Sanaa and the Yemeni forces defending the []

23:37

September/October Events Calendar "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

FRI SEP 22
7PM9:30PM FREE
BOOK LAUNCH: WHY BAD GOVERNMENTS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE
Join Indy contributor, humorist and author Danny Katch for the launch of his new book, Why Bad Governments Happen to Good People.
Verso Books
20 Jay St.

SAT SEP 23
7:30PM11PM $5$10 DONATIONS
TALK: THE RAMAPOUGH VS. THE PILGRIM PIPELINE
Speakers from the Ramapough Lenape Nation and Science for the People will lead a discussion on the devastating potential impacts of the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline on sacred lands and the Ramapo River, as well as specific political actions supporters can take. Drinks and mingling in the backyard of Unnameable Books will follow. Proceeds go to the Ramapoughs legal fees.
Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Ave.

SAT SEP 23
9PM1AM $10$100
PARTY: STARR BAR AND MAYDAY ANNIVERSARY BASH
Come mark the one year anniversary of the activist-friendly Starr Bar and the lefty community center Mayday at this rager. Tickets available at eventbrite.com. 
Starr Bar
214 Starr St.

TUE SEP 26
6:30PM8:30PM $10 DONATION
HISTORY: TRUMP WALKING TOUR
Prior to becoming president, Donald Trump played an integral role in shaping the modern landscape of New York City. Exploring Midtown Manhattan, we are able to get the full spectrum of the Trump story and his rise to power. Register at socialjusticetours.com.
53rd St. & 6th Ave.

THU SEP 28
7PM9PM FREE
BOOKS: READINGS FROM VANISHING NEW YORK JUST THE QUEER PARTS
From The Rawhide to Folsom Street East queer New York is disappearing. Blogger and author Jeremiah Moss reads from the queer sections of his celebrated new book, Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul. Signing to follow.
Bureau of General Services-Queer Division
208 W 13th St. Rm 210

FRI SEP 29 THRU FRI DEC 22
6PM8PM, WEEKLY $95$125
CLASS: FRIDAYS AS IN MURDER
In traditional hard-boiled and crime novels, women either provoke violence as femme fatales or need protection as paying clients or wandering daughters. Some authors were dissatisfied with this convention. Drawing upon the potentials of pulp fiction and film noirs formula of restlessness, dread and discontent within social corruption, women novelists subverted the genre to explore early feminist and political themes. To learn more, view the reading list and register, visit marxedproject.org.
Brooklyn Commons
388 Atlantic Ave.

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23:34

Police use 'immediate detentions' to jail people for more than 90 days (Updated) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


The police state is creating an entirely new incarceration system, 'immediate detentions'.

What are 'immediate detentions' you ask?

Since 2014 Indiana police have been using 'immediate detentions' to justify arresting hundreds of people.

"In fact, this years 178 immediate detentions instances when individuals expressed a desire to injure themselves or others due to their mental state have already surpassed the 157 instances in 2014."

According to Indiana law, police can immediately arrest and detain anyone for 24 hours. (For more information read House Bill 1130.) By anyone, I mean those people a police officer claims are mentally unstable.

Could the police officer arresting people indefinitely, also be mentally unstable?

The fact is hundreds of police officers kill themselves each year. The National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center have pages devoted to law enforcement suicide prevention. Law enforcement suicides are so prevalent, even the International Association of Chiefs of Police has devoted a page to it. They even provide 'sample suicide prevention materials' and 'sample funeral protocols' to police departments.

Fyi, police officers are also asked to 'voluntarily' submit to annual menta...

23:33

Zapad-17 Raises the Stakes for NATO "IndyWatch Feed World"

Russian military exercises along NATOs Eastern flank will demonstrate Putins intent, says experts familiar with the matter.

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Between September 14 and 20, Russia will execute one of its biggest military exercises since the end of the Cold War. While some Western estimates put the number of troops taking part at up to one hundred thousand, the Russians insist these figures are exaggerated. No other exercise has been followed by Western analysts with comparable attention since 1990, though Moscow claims the drills are routine. So far, NATOs response has been to take the Kremlin at its word, with no plans for additional deployments in the East. But this may change.

...

23:32

French neofascists expel bigwig for eating treasonable African food "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 2016 video is called How To Cook Simple Vegetarian Couscous.

Couscous is a famous originally North African dish, now eaten in many countries.

Recently, Florian Philippot, the vice president of the French neofascist National Front party, was spotted eating it.

Philippots fellow neonazis did not like that treasonable eating of Muslim food.

The quarrel between National Front fuehrer Marine Le Pen and deputy fuehrer Philippot led today to Philippot no longer being deputy fuehrer and no longer being a National Front party member.

In Italy, the French National Fronts racist colleagues, the xenophobic Lega Nord Party, who used to be in the Rightist Berlusconi government coalition; a party whose Members of the European Parliament praise mass murderer Anders Breivik from Norway, are infamous for their crusade against other Islamic food: kebab.

One should hope that a Lega Nord bigwig will spot another Lega Nord bigwig secretly eating kebab. And that the quarrel resulting from that will harm the...

23:32

Biblical End Days Prophecy: Nile River Turns Red On NASA Satellite Camera "IndyWatch Feed World"

With natural disasters growing in epidemic proportions worldwide, fears that the biblical end days prophecy is now being fulfilled as official NASA sentinel-3A satellite images reveal the Nile River has turned red. In the Bible passage Exodus 7:17 it says: This is what the LORD says: By this, you will know that I am the LORD: With []

23:30

Re: CVE-2017-14160: libvorbis-1.3.5 bark_noise_hybridmp() integer signedness bug "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Solar Designer on Sep 21

Hi,

This was sent to the list with only "CVE-2017-14160" as the Subject.
That's against oss-security list content guidelines:

http://oss-security.openwall.org/wiki/mailing-lists/oss-security#list-content-guidelines

"When applicable, the message Subject must include the name and
version(s) of affected software, and vulnerability type. For example, a
Subject saying only "CVE-2099-99999" is not appropriate, whereas...

23:30

Trumpanzee And His GOP Enablers Would Rather Deport Latinos Than Get Serious About MS-13 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Nancy Ohanian looks at Trumpanzee

Eliminating MS-13 and other violent criminal gangs should be a priority for law enforcement that all Americans should support. But that isn't what Barbara Comstock's Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act (H.R. 3697) is actually about. Her bill passed last week 233-175. Only one Republican, libertarian Justin Amash (MI), voted against it. 11 fake-Democrats took the bait and crossed the aisle to vote with the Republicans. Now Ryan is running around claiming the bill passed with "bipartisan support."

The 11 Democrats who voted for it are the worst of the Republican wing of the Democratic Party, primarily Blue Dogs and New Dems who consistently support the Republican Party policy agenda. Only one-- Ruben Kihuen-- hasn't earned an "F" from ProgressivePunch (and he has a "C"). These are the Democrats who gave Ryan and McCarthy the right to call the bill "bipartisan."
Salud Carbajal (CA)
Henry Cuellar (Blue Dog-TX)
Josh Gottheimer (Blue Dog-NJ)
Ruben Kihuen (New Dem-NV)
Dan Lipinski (Blue Dog-IL)
Stephanie Murphy (Blue Dog-FL)
...

23:29

Pepe Escobar: Unmasking his new Doctrine, Trump vows carnage for "wicked" N. Korea, Iran and Venezuela "IndyWatch Feed World"

This was no "deeply philosophical address". And hardly a show of "principled realism" - as spun by the White House. President Trump at the UN was "American carnage," to borrow a phrase previously deployed by his nativist speechwriter Stephen Miller. One should allow the enormity of what just happened to sink in, slowly. The president of the United States, facing the bloated bureaucracy that passes for the "international community," threatened to "wipe off the map" the whole of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (25 million people). And may however many millions of South Koreans who perish as collateral damage be damned. Multiple attempts have been made to connect Trump's threats to the madman theory cooked up by "Tricky Dicky" Nixon in cahoots with Henry Kissinger, according to which the USSR must always be under the impression the then-US president was crazy enough to, literally, go nuclear. But the DPRK will not be much impressed with this madman remix. That leaves, on the table, a way more terrifying upgrade of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Trump repeatedly invoked Truman in his speech). Frantic gaming will now be in effect in both Moscow and Beijing: Russia and China have their own stability / connectivity strategy under development to contain Pyongyang.

23:27

2017 #London Anarchist Bookfair "IndyWatch Feed War"

This years London Anarchist Bookfair will be on Saturday 28th October from 10am to 7pm. 

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Submitted to Enough is Enough

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.

2017 London Anarchist Bookfair

This years London Anarchist Bookfair will be on Saturday 28th October from 10am to 7pm. 

Venue: Park View School
West Green Road, London, N15 3QR

Anarchism and the bookfair

Bookfairs provide a space where like-minded people can come together to re-affirm old friendships, make new ones, discuss all things anarchist and anticapitalist and start planning the future revolution. Theyre also one of the public faces of anarchism...

23:25

The Daily Bird #479. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Mother and babies, Purple Swamphens, from David. So cute!

David, all rights reserved.

23:22

Chemicals In Food and Personal Care Products Making Humanity Infertile "IndyWatch Feed World"

If sperm counts continue to fall at the current pace, humans could become extinct, a new report revealed. A team of researchers from the Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai analyzed the results of 185 studies involving nearly 43,000 men from America, []

23:22

Death Becomes AR: How The Military Is Using Augmented Reality "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Arthur T Knackerbracket has found the following story:

Depending on where you rest your hat, the words "AR battle" could mean some very different things. You might still be hankering to have your Pikachu rain down lightning on a friends' Squirtle in Pokemon Go, or, if you're recovering from the iPhone X launch, be wondering when you'll be able to send your mini troops into a tabletop augmented reality warzone in Directive Games' The Machines.

But if you're among the thousands in attendance at the Defence and Security Equipment International 2017 (DSEI) conference at London's Excel Centre, those battles and warzones in question become altogether more real. As, while the consumer world waits patiently for the giants of Cupertino to lift the covers off the rumored Apple AR glasses, the military has been dabbling in augmented reality interfaces for years.

The transparent nature of AR glasses lets the wearer maintain situational and environmental awareness.

What was once the reserve of fighter pilots, the advances of Moore's Law means that impressive heads-up display units will soon be standard issue for regular ground troops. Through the use of wearable glasses and headsets, key data points will be overlaid onto a battlefield everything from mapping information to mission parameters to markers defining the movements of allied troops and enemy forces.

Topographical data can be relayed to a troop along with video feeds from remote overhead drones or fellow forces elsewhere on the field. All the while, the transparent nature of AR glasses (as opposed to the all-encompassing view of a virtual reality headset) lets the wearer maintain situational and environmental awareness. The potential chaos of what's going on around a soldier can still be seen and actioned upon.

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23:21

Trumps Bigger Russia Problem "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Donald Trumps stated desire to improve US relations with Russia is understandable; indeed, it is a goal shared by the last several US administrations. But betraying core American values for the sake of short-term gains is not worth the bargain.

23:20

Advanced lm-sensors Tips and Tricks on Linux "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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Advanced lm-sensors Tips and Tricks on Linux

23:20

Republican Voters Surge: If Election Were Today, Trump Would Win MORE States "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Michael LaChance at American Lookout:

The 2016 election was almost a year ago but apparently the Republican wave is still rolling. American voters in states across the country are still trending towards Republicans.
Big League Politics reported:

DATA: Voter Registration Trends Favor Republicans Bigly

An ongoing analysis of voter registration trends since November 2016the election of Donald Trumpcontinues to show significant trends toward Republicans almost across the board. A couple of notes on the data are necessary:

1. In many casesalmost all except Arizona and Delawarethe total number of registered Democrats and Republicans both has fallen. This is normal. Secretaries of State purge voter rolls of those who have moved, died, or asked to be removed from the rolls. The baseline month is November 2016, but some states have not updated up to September. I used the most recent date in these cases. Pennsylvanias data has still not been updated from May, but Ill include it anyway.

2. New Jersey was the only state to show one party declining (the Democrats) and the other gaining (the Republicans, though only by 287 voters).

3. Unfortunately MI, WI, OH, MN, VA, GA, and TX do not register voters by party, so tracking these states is not possible. Once some of themsuch as OHhave primaries, a comparison to previous primary turnout would be beneficial.

Will this continue into 2018 and 2020? Theres a great chance it will.

The post Republican Voters Surge: If Election Were Today, Trump Would Win MORE States appeared first on The Gateway Pundit...

23:19

Federal Reserve Will Continue Cutting Economic Life Support "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Federal Reserve Will Continue Cutting Economic Life Support by Brandon Smith Alt-Market I remember back in mid-2013 when the Federal Reserve fielded the notion of a taper of quantitative easing measures. More specifically, I remember the response of mainstream...

The post Federal Reserve Will Continue Cutting Economic Life Support appeared first on The Daily Coin.

23:16

Protesters block aid to Rohingya in Myanmar "IndyWatch Feed World"

Police in Myanmar have clashed with a mob blocking an aid shipment in Myanmar's Rakhine state while nine people have died in an accident involving a Red Cross truck in Bangladesh.

23:15

Pam Keefe, Co-Organizer of RAADfest Bangkok, joins our Life Extension Board. "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Pam Keefe, Co-Organizer of RAADfest Bangkok, joins our Life Extension Board.

23:15

Dental Surgeon Explains What Negative Emotions Could Do To Human Salivary Proteins & Teeth/Mouth "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Arjun Walia

A number of scientists around the world are publishing studies, and examining what can happen to our biology when we experience physiological coherence, or heart coherence. Physiological coherence refers to the biological state the human body experiences when the heart and brain are well-coordinated, working in synchronicity,  and united by our positive emotional health, which results in the increased synchronization, harmony, and efficiency in the interactions within and among the physiological, cognitive, and emotional systems in the body.

Perhaps the leading scientists in the field are the ones over at the HeartMath Institute, whose research findings have shown that when we practice heart coherence, and take on more feelings of gratitude, compassion, appreciation and love, our heart generates a coherent electromagnetic wave into the local field environment that facilitates social coherence. This means that our electromagnetic field could carry biological relevant information that can effect those around us. Proponents in this field have shown that, theoretically, it is possible that enough people building individual and social coherence could actually contribute to an unfolding global coherence.

Not only that, and the main point here, is that a state of coherence can cause nervous system chaos, and the opposite can have a positive effect. Their research has shown that when we experience negative emotion, the heart sends very different signals to the brain as opposed to experiencing positive emotions. In turn, this influences our nervous system.

Dr. Deborah Rozman, the President of Quantum Intech, explains that its an alignment within and amongst systems whether quantum particle, organisms, human beings, social groups, planets or galaxies. This harmonious order signifies a coherent system whose optimal functioning is directly related to the ease and flow in its processes....

23:15

Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Is Open for Signatures "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

What a day! 

At 08:00 EST this morning, we surpassed our donation campaign goal and reached a total of $18,410 for our work to get states to sign and ratify the treaty. Wow!! 

A few moments later, Antonio Guterres,

23:12

Syria - Russia Accusing U.S. Of Attacks, Abduction Attempts, Team-play With Al-Qaeda "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The situation in Syria is reaching another critical point. There is an increased possibility of a large scale clash between U.S. and Russian forces. We had warned of such a clash over control of the rich fields east of Deir...

23:11

What It Feels Like Going To Uni If Youre Working Class "IndyWatch Feed World"

ED~I can really relate to a LOT of this, its slightly adapted from his bright contribution

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Someone told me the other day that trying to define what the terms middle class and working class mean is the most categorically middle class, privileged thing you can do. I think its croquet, but thats a close second.
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Issues of class are tricky territory, and talking about them brings countless problems: of misunderstanding, erasure, tone policing, patronisation, privilege competition and all those really bleak things that make people shy away from subjects and silence their own experience. As working class people, we are constantly talked about but never given the privilege of being platformed in our own right.
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As a working class person, I have spent a lot of time amplifying conversations about my past and equal amounts of time hushing up my working class background, silencing it and avoiding talking about it, terrified that if people really knew they would start to write narratives for me. Narratives such as the patronising Boy done good, the offensive Arent you glad you escaped? or just simple changes in the way people treat you, where they think its their duty to educate you and tell you how to behave, and that you, as a working class person, have nothing of note to share.
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For many people like me who come from working class backgrounds, the first time you experience the mind-blowing class divide is at university.
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The differences between you and your more culturally and financially wealthy peers never feels quite so expansi...

23:10

Why you should consider ordering The Matrix Revealed "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Why you should consider ordering The Matrix Revealed

by Jon Rappoport

September 21, 2017

My mega-collection, The Matrix Revealed, contains interviews with two men who go farther in explaining how Matrix Reality is built, brick by brick, than anything Ive ever encountered.

The first man is Ellis Medavoy (pseudonym), a retired propaganda master who, for many years, served the Deep State/ shadow government. Over a series of interviews (28 interviews, 290 pages), Ellis reveals how the space, time, and rhythm of the mind is shaped by operators who know more about REAL psychology than all the academics at all the colleges in the world.

The second man is brilliant hypnotherapist, Jack True. Jack and I researched together for several years. In 43 interviews (320 pages), Jack lays bare his experiences with patients, and how he discovered mechanisms of the mind that could be manipulatedor used to liberate the mind from its own traps and diversions and deeply ingrained habits.

Together, these two men showed me more about the Matrix than I had found in decades of investigation. Their insights are as much about liberation as they are about mind control.

The Matrix Revealed also contains my logic course, designed to immerse people with a high-school reading level in the first waves of rational thinking and analysis.

You can watch me briefly discuss The Matrix Revealed here:


And here are the full contents of my mega-collection, The Matrix Revealed:

* 250 megabytes of information.

* Over 1100 pages of text.

* Ten and a half hours of audio.

The 2 bonuses alone are rather extraordinary:

* My complete 18-lesson course, LOGIC AND ANALYSIS, which includes the teachers manual and audio to guide you. I was previously selling the course for $375. This is a new way to teach logic, the subject that has been missing from schools for decades.

* The complete text (331 pages) of AIDS INC., the book that exposed a conspiracy of scientific fraud deep within the...

23:09

Uhuru terms Kenya Supreme Court ruling as coup by four judges "IndyWatch Feed World"

President Uhuru Kenyatta has described the Supreme Court decision nullifying the 8 August presidential election as a coup by four people sitting in court.

23:06

Let There Be Ignorance! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

After playing an unbelievably bad atheist philosophy professor in Gods Not Dead, Kevin Sorbo is going to stretch his range by playing an unbelievably bad atheist doctor of medicine in Let There Be Light. Watch the trailer and be in awe of Jerkules acting chops!

Can you spot the Christian tropes in the plot summary?

After suffering the traumatic loss of his youngest son to cancer, Dr. Sol Harkens (Kevin Sorbo) loses faith and heads down a path of darkness. Distancing himself from his ex-wife Katy (Sam Sorbo) and their two remaining sons, Sol turns to alcohol to numb his pain. Soon his bad habits catch up to him, and Sol is involved in a serious car accident that leaves him dead for four minutes before he is resuscitated. What Sol experiences during this time changes his outlook on life and brings him closer to his family and faith.

I see

  • Atheists are angry at the gods because of some trauma.

  • Leaving the gods sends you down a path of darkness.

  • Youll lose all your friends and family if you dont follow the gods.

  • When youre near death, boy will you regret not believing in the gods.

  • Dreams and the confabulations of the unconscious mind are objective evidence of the existence of the gods.

Poor Kevin seems to be making a career of playing a caricature of an atheist, poorly, who then undergoes a miraculous conversion, unconvincingly. The most persuasive part of the trailer for me is when Sorbo accepts Christ into his life after suffering a traumatic brain injury, and as a reward, Satan (played by Sean Hannity) shows up to offer him a chance to appear on Fox News. Nope, Im convinced. No way will I ever drink the Christian Kool-Aid.

23:04

Moonbat Actor Morgan Freeman Demands Trump Tell Us The Truth About Russian Election Meddling "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

He did, you just didnt like the answer. Via Breitbart: Veteran actor Morgan Freeman appeared in a political video published Monday, in which he demanded President Donald Trump speak directly to the American people about the extent of Russias meddling in the 2016 presidential election. While insisting that the Kremlins election interference is no movie []

23:03

Overview Of Battle For Deir Ezzor On September 20-21, 2017 (Maps, Photos, Videos) "IndyWatch Feed War"

Overview Of Battle For Deir Ezzor On September 20-21, 2017 (Maps, Photos, Videos)

Click to see the full-size map

On September 20, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Syrian Republican Guard (SRG), the National Defense Forces (NDF) and other pro-government factions seized Masrab, Turayf, Buwaytiyah and Tibni villages and the Salim Mount from ISIS on the western bank of the Euphrates River.

At the same day, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched a military operation against ISIS vowing to reach the border with Iraq. The SDF advanced towards the ISIS-held town of al-Suwar and captured 12km of a highway heading to it.

Reports also circulated that some side conducted an airdrop on the Conco Gas Plant north of Khusham. Initial reports suggested that the airdrop was made by government forces. Others argued that it was conducted by the US-led coalition. However, by September 21, no videos or photos had appeared confirming these reports.

On September 21, clashes continued between government forces and ISIS in Khusham town on the eastern bank of the Euphrates where the SAA and the SRG were attempting to break the ISIS defense and to expand its control zone in order to further encircle ISIS in Deir Ezzor city and to set a foothold for an advance towards al-Busayrah.

Government troops destroyed two ISIS vehicles in Deir Ezzor province:

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23:02

I will make half of you disabled and let the other half push wheelchairs Israeli commander to Palestinians "IndyWatch Feed War"

Violence / Detentions West Bank / Jerusalem

How Israel is disabling Palestinian teenagers
BETHLEHEM, occupied West Bank 21 Sept by Jaclynn Ashly  In the Dheisheh refugee camp, it is common to see Palestinian teenagers with deep scars dotting the length of their legs, while posters and murals of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces adorn the concrete walls testaments to a disturbing reality of routine Israeli violence in the camp. International law prohibits the use of live ammunition on civilians, except as a last resort during an imminent threat of life. However, Israeli soldiers freely fire live bullets at Palestinians during confrontations or military raids. Both Palestinian and Israeli rights groups have noted that Israels excessive use of force on Palestinians has caused scores of permanent and temporary disabilities in the occupied Palestinian territory The Bethlehem-based Palestinian NGO Badil reported a significant increase in Palestinian injuries in the refugee camps last year, the majority of which were caused by live ammunition. Most of the gunshot wounds were directed at the lower limbs of the youth in the camps, now commonly referred to as kneecapping.  Residents of the Dheisheh camp say that an Israeli army commander, who the youth in Dheisheh refer to as Captain Nidal, has been threatening to intentionally disable Palestinians in the camp. I will make half of you disabled and let the other half push the wheelchairs, he has been reported as saying. Badil underscored that the threats indicate that incidents of kneecapping are not accidental or isolated. But instead result from a systematic Israeli military policy aimed at suppressing resistance, terrorising Palestinian youth, and permanently injuring them and/or causing significant damage to their physical and mental well-being.[personal narratives follow]
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/09/israel-disabling-palestinian-teenagers-170911085127509.html

Israeli forces injure 9 Palestinians in clashes near Jerusalem-area school
BETHLEHEM (Maan) 20 Sept Nine Palestinians, including students, were injured Wednesday morning when Israeli forces raided the town of Abu Dis in the central occupied West Bank district of Jerusalem...

23:00

LBMA pledges transparency, so where are the gold swaps and leases? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

LBMA pledges transparency, so where are the gold swaps and leases? by Chris Powell GATA Dear Friend of GATA and Gold: Writing in the September issue of the World Gold Councils Gold Investor newsletter, London Bullion Market Association Chief...

The post LBMA pledges transparency, so where are the gold swaps and leases? appeared first on The Daily Coin.

23:00

7 Crucial Signs Your Body Is Lacking Vitamin B12 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Peace Quarters

A vitamin B12 deficiency is way more common than you think. It can impact people in just about any age range but is most common in women between 40 and 60 years old. But just because you dont fall into that category doesnt mean you dont need more B12 in your life, being a vegan or vegetarian can also put you at risk for a deficiency.

First, lets look at why B12 is so important. Its actually one of the key components in your bodys ability to make red blood cells. It also plays a role in nerve development and can impact DNA. So, a lack of B12 in your body can come with symptoms you shouldnt ignore.

1. LIGHT HEADEDNESS

If you find yourself feeling lightheaded on a regular basis, then it might be a cause for concern. Being a bit dizzy from time to time is easy to dismiss, but if you think you are suffering from being off balance almost day to day, then thats a red flag for a B12 deficiency.

2. NUMBNESS

Its OK and natural to have a hand or leg fall asleep on occasion, especially if say youve been sitting on your foot. But if you fill that pins and needles sensation without the compression of that body part, that a sign you may need more B12. Some people have also described the feeling of an electric jolt that comes in waves. Those sensations are actually the result of nerve damage brought on by a lack of B12.

3. PALE SKIN

Since B12 helps produce red blood cells, the less of those you have in your body, the paler you may become. Alabaster skin is OK if thats been your natural tone since birth but a sudden onset of paleness could be due to the lack of red blood cells in your body.

4. SCATTERBRAINED

Ever walk into a room and forget why you were heading in there? Or text a friend only to discover you forgot why? Little bouts of forgetfulness are common, but if its starting to impact your life, it might be time to talk to your doctor. Being a constant scatter-brain is a possible indication of a B12 deficiency.

5. BEING OVERLY TIRED

If youre keeping a normal sleep schedule but still cant get through the day without feeling completely run down, it might be time to take a closer look at your B12 levels. Chronic fatigue is a symptom of a lack of vitamin B12. The less red blood cells you have in circulation means less oxygen and less O2 can leave you feeling exhausted o...

23:00

Maintaining Windows 10 security tops list of enterprise challenges "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Companies are experiencing significant challenges in their attempts to keep their endpoints secure. Maintaining Windows 10 security topped the list of challenges with over half of respondents to an Adaptiva survey indicating it can take a month or more for IT teams to execute Windows OS updates, which ultimately leaves systems vulnerable. The survey revealed that most companies are unable to maintain endpoint security with consistency for a number of reasons, such as: The pace More

22:59

CVE-2017-14160: libvorbis-1.3.5 bark_noise_hybridmp() integer signedness bug "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by on Sep 21

Hi,

Im a security researcher of Qihoo 360 GearTeam.
My partner Zhibin Hu and I found a vulnerability of libvorbis-1.3.5.
And we have applied for CVE-2017-14160 of this vulnerability.
================== test command ====================

ffmpeg Ci poc.mp4 Cy 1.mkv
// libvorbis-1.3.5 has been compiled into ffmpeg static.


I compile it as...

22:59

President Trumps 1st Speech To the UN, 1796 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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22:56

Thousands Protest Dutertes Drug War, Martial Law in Philippines "IndyWatch Feed War"

Protests coincide with the 45th anniversary of the declaration of martial law by late dictator Ferdinand Marcos

Sept. 21, 2017 7:36 a.m. ET

MANILAThousands of antigovernment protesters thronged Manila on Thursday, in the largest outpouring of opposition against President Rodrigo Dutertes deadly war on drugs and strongman style of governance.

The protests, planned to coincide with the 45th anniversary of the declaration of martial law by former dictator Ferdinand Marcos, extend weeks of backlash against the Duterte administration following the alleged execution of a

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22:50

Jim Carrey Allegedly Says Apples Face ID Will Lead To New World Order "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Jim Carrey allegedly isnt a big fan of Apples new Face ID program. The controversial technology has been the source of much discomfort for those want basic rights after Apple revealed just what it can do.

Actor Jim Carrey even warned Apple that he will never use their products again and he isnt alone. According to Your News Wire, Carrey said that Apples new iPhone Face ID technology will be used by the global elite to enslave humanity and usher in a totalitarian New World Order. 

*Please note, that these allegations made my Your News Wire could not be verified.*

The Face ID technology could, however, be used by police to violate rights by unlocking a persons phone without their consent. But theres another more sinister use for the Apples Face ID: easy mass spying.

But FaceID should create fear about another form of government surveillance too. And this one is a rights violation of every person on earth: mass scans to identify individuals based on face profiles. Law enforcement is rapidly increasing their use of facial recognition; one in two American adults are already enrolled in a law enforcement facial recognition network, and at least one in four police departments has the capability to run face recognition searches. This could make Apple the target for a new mass surveillance order.  SHTFPlan

Jim Carrey allegedly said at the Toronto Film Festival, If George Orwell wrote 1984 today, it would have been about tech companies ruling over a totalitarian state instead of communists, the stores would be called town squares and the phones that you are forced to buy would read your face. Carrey was promoting the Netflix documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond.

But last weekend, Jim Carrey gave another prophetic interview which ruffled the feathers of at least few others in...

22:50

Newly discovered hermit crab shelters in corals, not shells "IndyWatch Feed World"

Left: Diogenes heteropsammicola and its coral house. Right: the hermit crab without its coral house. Image: Momoko Igawa

By Mariah Quintanilla, 2:57pm, September 20, 2017:

This newfound hermit crab finds shelter in corals, not shells

Symbiotic find is surprising as these corals already pal up with another critter: marine worms

A new species of hermit crab discovered in the shallow waters of southern Japan has been enjoying the perks of living like a peanut worm. Like the worms, the 7- to 8-millimeter-long hermit crab uses corals as a covering, researchers report September 20 in PLOS ONE.

Other kinds of hermit crabs live in coral reefs, but typically move in and out of a series of mollusk shells as the crabs grow. Diogenes heteropsammicola is the first hermit crab known to form a mutually beneficial relationship with two species of mobile corals called walking corals. The host coral grows with the crab, providing a permanent home for the crustacean. In exchange, the crab helps the coral walk.

Walking corals are already known to be in a symbiotic relationship with a different sea creature ...

22:50

Theresa May Briefs Cabinet to Reboot Brexit Talks "IndyWatch Feed War"

LONDON The Latest on Britains talks to leave the European Union (all times local):

12:05 p.m.

British Prime Minister Theresa May is briefing her Cabinet on plans to reboot faltering Brexit negotiations, as she struggles to unite the government after a public rift.

May is outlining details of a speech she will deliver in Florence, Italy on Friday. She has chosen the historic heart of Europe as the location for an address that the government says will stress Britains desire for a close and special relationship with the bloc.

Divorce negotiations have made little progress on key issues including the status of the Ireland-Northern Ireland border and the amount Britain must pay to settle its financial commitments to the bloc.

EU leaders will be looking for May to signal Britains willingness to pay up. But some members of her Cabinet oppose paying a multibillion-pound (dollar, euro) bill.

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11:30 a.m.

A senior European Union official is doubtful that Britains talks on leaving the EU can advance to a new phase next month, fueling concern that a Brexit deal might not be found by the 2019 deadline.

EU leaders meet Oct. 19-20 and were expected to assess whether negotiations have made sufficient progress on Britains departure for talks on future relations and trade to begin.

But a senior EU official said Thursday that its too early to tell whether the leaders can decide. The official briefed reporters only on condition that she not be named.

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22:47

Benjamin Netanyahu: Donald Trump is Israels best puppet thus far "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

We can say with certainty that Benjamin Netanyahu was lying when he said that Iran was spreading its tyrannical and terrorist wings over Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. And this is not the first that he has lied.

22:46

Spanish Crackdown Has Undermined Catalan Independence Bid It is obvious that we wont be able to vote as we would have liked "IndyWatch Feed War"

MADRID/BARCELONA Catalan leaders acknowledged on Thursday that plans to hold a referendum independence from Spain on Oct. 1 were now in doubt following the arrest of senior regional officials and the seizure of campaign material by national police.

The Madrid government, facing one of Spains biggest political crises since the end of the Franco dictatorship and return of democracy four decades ago, has called the referendum an illegal act and taken police and court action to block it.

State police arrested Catalonias junior economy minister, Josep Maria Jove, on Wednesday in an unprecedented raid of regional government offices.

Acting under court orders, police have also raided printers, newspaper offices and private delivery companies in a search for campaign literature, instruction manuals for manning voting stations and ballot boxes.

It is obvious that we wont be able to vote as we would have liked, Oriol Junqueras, deputy head and economy minister of the regional government, told local television TV3. They have altered the rules.

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It was the first time the promoters of the referendum had acknowledged their plans were in doubt, although Junqueras said he said he was convinced voters would still turn out in numbers.

It is not ye...

22:45

Mind Hack How Corporations Took Over Our Bodies and Brains "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Dr. Joseph Mercola

The science is in: Processed food is addictive, can make you extremely unhappy and will prematurely kill you. How did this happen? And how have food manufacturers been able to deceive the world about these facts? Dr. Robert Lustig has written a new book, The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains, in which he explains how and why this occurred.

He is perhaps most well-known for his brilliant research into sugar and obesity, and his previous book, Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity and Disease, was a New York Times Best Seller. Lustig is an emeritus professor of pediatrics in the division of endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco, and a member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies. Since the last time I interviewed him, hes also completed a masters in public health law.

The Genesis of Hacking of the American Mind

The motivation for The Hacking of the American Mind began some 30 years ago, while still a postdoctoral fellow in neuroscience at Rockefeller University. There, he learned about the interaction between dopamine and serotonin in the brain. At the time, only basic correlational data existed, but there appeared to be a very specific interaction going on between these two neurochemicals.

As I was researching the data for Fat Chance, four years ago, it became very clear that the data had come in on the role of diet and behavioral health, Lustig says. In addition, we also now had neuroimaging studies. I realized everything was falling into place that this issue, dopamine and serotonin, was actually at the core of what had now become our depression and opiate crises.

At the same time, I was giving Psychiatry Grand Rounds at a U.S. medical school in 2014. The woman who ran their outpatient treatment program took me on a tour of their facility. She was a recovered addict herself. She said something to me that was so jarring. She said, When I was shooting up, I was happy. What my new life has brought me is pleasure.

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22:45

Robert Steele: We Have Met the Enemy and He Is US "IndyWatch Feed War"

Robert David STEELE Vivas

We Have Met the Enemy and He Is US.

#UNRIG Co-Founder Denounces Donald Trumps Israel First Warmongering

American Herald Tribune

September 20, 2017

The US Government (USG) is in enemy hands. More specifically, the USG is owned and operated by the Deep State led by the Rothschilds and the Jesuit Superior General, with four major action groups able to subvert any country: the City of London, Wall Street, and Central Banks; the Freemasons; the Knights of Malta; and the Zionist leadership of Israel (not to be confused with peace-loving Jews). [1]

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22:45

The Only Memorial Robert E. Lee Should Ever Get "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I dont think Robert E. Lee is the personification of evil. He was a complicated man who had many admirable qualities. But he made the wrong decision when he decided to commit treason in the defense of slavery, and we need to always keep some key statistics in mind. Approximately 620,000 Americans lost their lives in the Civil War. On the Union side, 360,222 people died preserving the integrity and unity of our nation. You cant celebrate Gen. Lees military genius without taking into consideration his contribution to those numbers.

As you can imagine, it takes a lot of space to bury 360,222 people. The available burial plots in and around northern Virginia filled up quickly.

At the outbreak of the Civil War, most military personnel who died in battle near Washington, D.C., were buried at the United States Soldiers Cemetery in Washington, D.C., or Alexandria Cemetery in Alexandria, Virginia, but by late 1863 both were nearly full. On July 16, 1862, Congress passed legislation authorizing the U.S. federal government to purchase land for national cemeteries for military dead, and put the U.S. Army Quartermaster General in charge of this program. In May 1864, Union forces suffered large numbers of dead in the Battle of the Wilderness. Quartermaster General Montgomery C. Meigs ordered that an examination of eligible sites be made for the establishment for a large new national military cemetery. Within weeks, his staff reported that Arlington Estate was the most suitable property in the area. The property was high and free from floods (which might unearth graves), it had a view of the District of Columbia, and it was aesthetically pleasing. It was also the home of the leader of the armed forces of the Confederate States of America, and denying Robert E. Lee use of his home after the war was a valuable political consideration.

Its nice to pretend that the Arlington Estates high ground was a major consideration, but we all know that burying the dead in Robert E. Lees yard was a way of punishing him for his treachery and the butchery we was causing to the Union forces. Arlington National Cemetery is the nations monument to Robert E. Lee. It is a fully appropriate fuck you to a man who was invited to lead the Unions forces but chose to fight for secession and slavery.

On April 18 [1861], Lee met separately with Francis Preston Blair Sr. and General Winfield Scott. Empowered by Lincoln to ascertain Lees intentions and feelings, Blair asked Lee to assume command of the army being raised to put down the rebell...

Puerto Rico Will Need Our Help and Attention "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Puerto Rico is devastated. There's no power on the island and it could be months until it is restored. We're going to have to pull together and come up with some innovative and creative solutions here, because we haven't seen a humanitarian crisis in our country like this in my memory.

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Can the Senate Republicans Get to Fifty? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Senate Republicans seem exasperated with Rand Pauls contempt for their stupid Graham-Cassidy health care idiocy. But apparently they arent even trying to change his mind. I dont think most Democrats trust Sen. Paul to vote no, but his Republican colleagues seem convinced that he will. Thats why theyre focused on flipping two votes from the three members who voted against and killed the moronic skinny repeal bill back in early August.

Of the three, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine seems like the hardest case. But if they cant convince her to basically walk back everything shes said about health care over the last two months, theyll have to get both Sen. John McCain of Arizona and Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska to come over to their fantasyland idea of rational health care policymaking.

Now, Murkowski and Collins are both supporters of Planned Parenthood and while they might not have the best voting records, theyre more pro- than anti-choice. I suppose neither side would really want to claim Murkowski, but shes definitely an unnatural ally of the Graham-Cassidy bill.

Which makes this interesting:

[Rand] Paul is also drawing opposition from the anti-abortion lobby, a reliable ally. Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said Pauls outright opposition to the bill and his dismissiveness of the pro-life priorities within it is alarming and damaging and called his stance an unacceptable position for a pro-life Senator to have.

Sergio Gor, a spokesman for Paul, replied: There is no one more pro life then Senator Rand Paul.

If opposing Graham-Cassidy is an unacceptable position for an anti-choice senator to have, then supporting it must be an unacceptable position for a pro-choice senator to have. If that holds, it would seem that theres no chance that Collins and Murkowski will flip.

Now, Murkowski has a nuanced position. Shes Catholic and personally morally opposed to abortion, but she also interprets her oath of office as committing her to upholding the Constitution. And she says that the Constitution protects abortion rights. On the other hand, she also interprets the Constitution as allowing reasonable federa...

Lowry, Trump and The Handmaid's Tale "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Its kind of amazing what Republican politicians are willing to say once theyve made the decision to retire. For example, Rep. David Reichert of Washington states 8th congressional district, recently had some candid things to say about President Trump. The congressman has an interesting background. While serving in the King County sheriffs department in the 2000s, he helped track down and arrest the Green River killer. Gary Ridgway was responsible for murdering perhaps as many as ninety women, primarily in the Pacific Northwest. Reichert became a bit of a hero for apprehending him and that launched his political career. It probably also helped him survive in a competitive district through a couple of rough election cycles for Republicans. For whatever reasons, however, Reichert doesnt want to test 2018 and he recently announced that he wont seek reelection.

Now that he doesnt really need to worry about what his right-leaning constituents think, hes willing to be honest about what he thinks of our president:

Retiring Republican Rep. Dave Reichert said if President Donald Trump had made his 2005 comments about grabbing women in Washington when he was a cop, he would have arrested him.

Reichert was speaking in an interview with Vice News about the difficulty moderate Republicans face.

Reichert, a former sheriff in King County, Washington, said he never endorsed Trump last year. He also said that as a former police officer, Trumps Access Hollywood comments revealed in October resonated with him.

When somebody says that you know, those recordings came out regarding sexual assaults, he said. If the statute of limitations was still in existence, and he made those comments in King County, and you know it happened in King County, thats a person that I would have to arrest.

Reichert said Trumps comments were sort of an admission of guilt from him.

There was no reasonable explanation for those words, he said.

I thought about Reicherts comments when I saw how upset Rich Starbursts Lowry is about The Handmaids Tale winning eight Emmy awards. What annoyed Lowry more than anything was the perception that the Hulu mini-series...

The Danger to Obamacare is Real "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In this case, the Democrats are correct. The reason that House Speaker Paul Ryan and the White House are loudly signaling that they have no interest in pursuing the bipartisan negotiations between Senate HELP Committee leaders Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray is because theyre engaged in a whip operation in support of the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill:

Democrats portrayed the rejection of the bipartisan push as intended to create pressure on Senate Republicans to hold their nose and support the Graham-Cassidy bill, and as the only way out of the partys political quagmire. If that bill fails, Republicans may have to return to bipartisan talks, particularly if Trump again threatens to halt subsidy payments.

A few things have happened in recent weeks that have revived the Republicans interest in giving repeal another go. One is that Trump started talking aggressively about turning to the Democrats to make deals since the Republicans clearly cannot deliver on their own. Another is brutal polling data. Gallup has approval of Congress at somewhere between 16% and 18% in August and September among Republican voters. It was at 50% among Republicans in February. For context, Democratic voters give Congress a 14% approval number. Probably more importantly, a quick glance at the generic congressional preference polling shows that the GOPs position has deteriorated badly since the failure in early August to repeal Obamacare. Before August, the Dems advantage ranged roughly between two and six percent, with only a couple of more disturbing outliers. Since the failed vote on Obamacare, however, the range is more like six to nine percent. The RealClearPolitics rolling average is actually at 9.2% at the moment, which is high enough to predict a wave election that could cost the Republicans control of the House of Representatives. A third recent development is that the Senate parliamentarian clarified that the Republicans must repeal Obamacare by September 30th or give up trying. Thats because their special budget reconciliation instructions will expire at the end of the fiscal y...

Paul Manafort and the Russia Investigation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Lawfare is very thorough but also very cautious, which is what I think we want from them. You wont find them saying things like Paul Manafort is going to jail, but you will get some very solid analysis of the latest news reporting (e.g., CNN and New York Times) and the legal meaning of those stories.

Two very meaningful things have been solidly established now. First, the government convinced a FISA court judge that there was reason to believe that Manafort was engaging in clandestine intelligence gathering activities for or on behalf of a foreign power or was pursuant to the direction of an intelligence service or network of a foreign power, knowingly engaging in some other clandestine intelligence activities for or on behalf of such foreign power. In fact, the government convinced the FISA court of this twice, once in 2014 before Manafort was hired by Donald Trump, and once again in 2016 after he was fired by Donald Trump.  Additionally, the Special Counsel has convinced a federal judge that there was likely evidence of a crime both at Manaforts Virginia residence and at a storage facility owned by Manafort, which is why they were able to obtain warrants to search both.

The second very significant thing is that Manafort is going to be indicted for some kind of crime or crimes unless he becomes more useful as a witness.  Lawfare refuses to speculate about what those crimes might be, but Im not so reticent. The New York Times article says Mr. Manafort is under investigation for possible violations of tax laws, money-laundering prohibitions and requirements to disclose foreign lobbying. Hes also obviously under investigation for possibly working as an agent of a foreign powers intelligence service and for engaging in clandestine activities on their behalf. In other words, hes suspected of cooperating with the Russians in their interference in the presidential election. I think its fair to say that Manafort can be indicted right now for the crimes listed by the Times but may still be clear on the more series charges. I doubt however, that Manafort is overly worried about getting nailed for failing to fill out...

Serious Question "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?

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Shocker: U.S. Allies Dont Trust NSA "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Via: Reuters: An international group of cryptography experts has forced the U.S. National Security Agency to back down over two data encryption techniques it wanted set as global industry standards, reflecting deep mistrust among close U.S. allies. In interviews and emails seen by Reuters, academic and industry experts from countries including Germany, Japan and Israel []

22:40

Alasdair MacLeodEverythings Coming Up China (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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Alasdair MacLeodEverythings Coming Up China Video Financial Survival Network According to our good friend Alasdair MacLeod, China is booming and taking the rest of the world with it, except for the US that is. The US has isolated itself...

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Toys R US Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Toys R Us have over 60,000 employees "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Retail Apocalypse Is Here

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Americas Retail Is Crumbling: Toys R US Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Toys R Us have over 60,000 employees. They occupy the anchor position in many of the malls. The loss of Toys R Us will lead to decreased foot traffic to other nearby stores.  This is the beginning of the collapse of Retail in America. Here is the complete story.

Crippled by Competition and Debt

Toys R Us, one of the worlds largest toy store chains, has filed for bankruptcy protection, becoming the latest casualty of the pressures facing brick-and-mortar retailers.

The company made the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing late Monday night in federal court in Richmond, Va., acknowledging that it needed to revamp its long-term debt totaling more than $5 billion.

The retailer, which also owns Babies R Us, has struggled to compete with Amazon and stores like Walmart.

But the financial plight of Toys R Us was exacerbated by a heavy debt load that has weighed on the company for years. The private equity firms Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Bain Capital, as well as the real estate firm Vornado Realty Trust, p...

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Arabic press review: What happened to Saudi crown prince Salmans $550m yacht? "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Also: Reports that Houthi rebels have UAE military vehicles; and Saudi university is expelling academics sympathetic to the Muslim Brotherhood

22:35

Gold Investment Compelling As Fed May Kill The Business Cycle "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Gold Investment Compelling As Fed Likely To Create Next Recession

Is the Fed about to kill the business cycle?
16 out of 19 rate-hike cycles in past 100 years ended in recession
 Total global debt at all time high see chart
Global debt is 327% of world GDP ticking timebomb
 Gold has beaten the market (S&P 500) so far this century
Safe haven demand to increase on debt and equity risk
 Gold looks very cheap compared to overbought markets
Important to diversify into safe haven gold now

by Frank Holmes via Gold.org

Global debt levels have reached unprecedented levels, pension deficits are rising and the US interest rate cycle is on the turn. Frank Holmes, chief executive of highly regarded investment management group US Global Investors, believes that investing in gold is a logical response to current, unnerving conditions.

For centuries, investors and savers have depended on gold in times of economic and political strife, and its investment case right now is as compelling as its ever been.

As I write this, gold is trading above US$1,330 an ounce after a strong rally that took the metal to its highest levels since August 2016. Tensions over North Korea, a weakening US dollar, political uncertainty in Washington, an overvalued US stock market, surging public and private debt and negative interest rates around the world have all boosted demand for gold as a reliable and time-tested store of value.

I often refer to this as the Fear Trade. For centuries, investors and savers have depended on gold in times of economic and political strife, and its investment case right now is as compelling as its ever been.

Lets look at debt for the moment. Most market-watchers are aware that US government debt currently stands at just under US$20 trillion, an unfathomably large figure that will only continue to climb as the interest compounds.

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22:32

Trumps Mein Kampf Tirade at the United Nations "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The speech delivered Tuesday by Donald Trump to the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York was without precedent either for the UN or the American presidency.

Speaking before a world body ostensibly created to

22:30

The Bet and Buffetts Revenge "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Bet With Buffett, Not Against Him The greatest investor of our era is trying to teach us all a lesson. Bloomberg, September 21, 2017       Do you want to bet with or against Warren Buffett? That is a simple question. Yet it has surprisingly complex meanings and ramifications. It comes up today because of several seemingly unrelated

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22:30

This 1-Acre Permaculture Farm in Australia Can Feed 50 Families "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Amanda Froelich

By 2050, the worlds human population is expected to reach 9.7 billion. Considering 795 million people still go to bed hungry each evening, this is concerning. Fortunately, sustainable solutions exist, and they include vertical gardening and permaculture farming  among others. The latter has been employed on a one-acre farm in Australia and reportedly works so well, enough produce is grown to feed 50 families.

The Limestone Permaculture Farm may be minute in size, but it produces enough produce to feed dozens of families. Started when wife Nici developed an illness, the farm now educates the local community about permaculture and even offers internships.

TreeHugger reports that the Coopers have been farming for close to a decade. At Limestone Permaculture Farm, they grow organic produce, raise sheep goats and chickens, keep bees, and even build with recycled materials. Much of the farm is powered by energy from wood, water, and the sun.

The premise of permaculture is to mimic the social design principles observed in natural ecosystems. Opposite of large-scale mono-cropping (growing one crop at a time), permaculture farming creates symbiosis so a variety of plants may thrive. Some of the permaculture principles implemented by the Coopers include swales, a chicken tractor and even self-seeding edible ground cover.

Credit: Limestone Permaculture Farm

Reportedly, husband Brett discovered permaculture over a decade ago. He told the Newcastle Herald,

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22:30

Welcome to Australia where its always warmer somewhere! "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

(and other nonsense from Australias Bureau of Meteorology, the University of Melbourne and The Conversation). Dr. Bill Johnston[1] Main points. Australias Bureau of Meteorology and climate scientists at the University of Melbourne should know that nowhere on planet-earth could rainfall be less than none! The Bureaus latest Seasonal Summary (winter 2017) spuriously claims rainfall is

22:25

Robert Spencer: Trump Is Right Pakistan Is No Ally "IndyWatch Feed War"

A sham alliance the U.S. would be better off without. My latest in FrontPage: Financial Times reported last week that the Trump administration is considering dropping Pakistan as an ally as it examines tough measures to quell more than 20 terrorist groups it says are based in the country. Here again, the President who is []

22:24

Syrias Kurds poised for vote to cement federal push "IndyWatch Feed War"

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AFP/File / by Delil Souleiman with Rouba El Husseini in Beirut | Syrian Kurds take part in a rally in Qamishli on September 15, 2017 in support of a planned independence referendum by Iraqi Kurds

QAMISHLI (SYRIA) (AFP)  Syrias Kurds are poised to hold their first local elections, a move that has annoyed Damascus and Ankara and comes days before a controversial independence referendum by Iraqs Kurds.Kurds made up around 15 percent of Syrias pre-war population and were long oppressed by the central government.

But they largely stayed out of the uprising that erupted in March 2011, instead quietly building local control in Kurdish-majority areas after the withdrawal of most government troops.

They have become the key ground force in Syria partnering with the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group.

In March 2016, the Kurds declared three semi-autonomous regions in the areas under their control, part of their push towards the federal system they have advocated in Syria.

Now they are preparing to hold their first elections in the regions, a vote that has angered Turkey and which Damascus has dismissed as a joke.

The unprecedented election will take place in three stages, beginning Friday with a vote for representatives at the neighbourhood or commune level.

Elections for executive councils for towns and regions are planned for November 3.

Then, on January 19, a final phase will elect legislative councils for each of the three regions, as well as a single joint legislative assembly.

Federalism, not secession

Syrian Kurdish officials insist their goal is not to divide the country, which has been ravaged by a conflict that has killed over 330,000 people.

These elections are the first step to consolidating the federal system and federal democracy, said Saleh Muslim, head of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party, Syrias most important Kurdish political party.

He distanced Syrias Kurds from the broader ambitions of Kurds in neighbouring Iraq, who have scheduled a September 25 vote on independence over the objections of allies and the central government in Baghdad.

We are part of Syria, he said. Our demand in Syria is not separation, our demand is federalism.

Iraqs Kurdish region has been autonomous since 1991,...

22:24

How SS7 Flaw Can Be Used to Hack Gmail ID and Bitcoin Wallet "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

By Waqas

An old vulnerability in the Signalling System No. 7 (SS7)

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22:20

Shock Survey: Less Than 1 Out Of Every 4 Republicans In Congress Support A Border Wall "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Shock Survey: Less Than 1 Out Of Every 4 Republicans In Congress Support A Border Wall by Michael Snyder The Economic Collapse Blog It is time to flush the toilet in Washington D.C., because the professional politicians that we...

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22:15

New Videos Released from the Eclipse of Disclosure Conference at Mount Shasta "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Eclipse of Disclosure conference took place at Mount Shasta August 18th 21st.

The conference joined together a collective of ufologists, whistleblowers, spiritual counselors, truth seekers, evolutionists, healers, and health professionals participating in a community forum of enlightened information. Featuring Corey Goode, Jay Weidner, Bentinho Massaro, Dr. Michael Salla, Laura Eisenhower, Niara Terela Isley, Jimmy Church and several others. Unveiling and disclosing the truths about where weve been, who we are and where we are going as we evolve our way into conscious awareness and discerning wisdom.  A rare opportunity to emerge into collective knowledge in a celebratory environment.

Below you will find all of the latest video clips and interviews that have been released recently.

To purchase view over 30 hours of presentations from this historic event go to https://www.eclipseofdisclosure.com to purchase the webcast.

NEW! Corey Goode & Gerald ODonnell Eclipse of Disclosure

To learn more about Remote Viewing and Influencing go to https://www.cosmiccocreation.com/

New! Corey Goode Interview at Eclipse of Disclosure

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Are you SURE those "fluoride filters" are working? "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

I found some very inexpensive fluoride filters at Amazon. The Amazon product page said that they reduced fluoride by more than 85 percent. When I tested them, they didn't reduce fluoride at all. I tested a different brand (ProPur), and they DID work. 

The exact / properly working ProPur filters I used are available here: http://amzn.to/2fUwisc

The tester I used is also available at Amazon (here: ...

22:15

Secret Monetary Policy: Who Manipulates Gold Prices and Why "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Secret Monetary Policy: Who Manipulates Gold Prices and Why Sputnik News While major international events, like nuclear tests carried out by North Korea, affect gold prices and result in a situation when investors prefer to invest their money in...

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22:15

Berto Jongman: Known Debt Just Doubled BIS Discovers $14 Trillion in Offshore Debt Hidden in Bank Statement Footnotes "IndyWatch Feed War"

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BIS discovers $14 trillion of dollar debt offshore, hidden in footnotes 

The worlds top financial watchdog has uncovered $14 trillion of global dollar debt hidden in derivatives and swap contracts, a startling sum that doubles the underlying levels of offshore dollar credit in the international system.

The scale of this lending greatly increases the risk of a future funding crisis if inflation ever forces the US Federal Reserve to tighten hard, draining worldwide liquidity and potentially triggering a dollar surge.

22:14

Thousands of children in 'extreme danger' in battle for Iraqi town, says charity "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Iraqi forced backed by coalition airstrikes began an offensive on Thursday to take Hawija, one of Islamic State group's last enclaves

22:09

Nikolaos Gyzis, Behold the Celestial Bridegroom "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"





Greek artist Nikolaos Gyzis (1842-1901) spent the last the last 6 years of his life painting variations on a swirling orbit of angels and clouds, under the title Behold the Celestial Bridegroom. Via The Curve in the Line.

22:04

World's first to offer fingerprint payment come to UK supermarket "IndyWatch Feed World"

The march toward a cashless society has now moved from the theoretical to the phase of widespread adoption. This is primarily due to developments in the tech sector that now enable the easy use of biometric recognition systems, as well as the increasing acceptance from a public who is becoming familiar with turning themselves into a password for their personal devices. Behind the scenes, governments and corporations have been building the political and economic enticements via the Better Than Cash Alliance to ensure that the world eventually gets "de-cashed." We're now witnessing the full roll-out of an architecture that has been in development for many years.

22:03

Mispronouncing Namibia, A Country in Southern Africa, is not acceptable, or something "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The moronic fall-out by imbeciles jumping to conclusions has been contagious. But isnt it always? Trump pronounced it Nambia. Jokes aside, Namibia is a real African country Namibia is a real country in southern African and on Wednesday it got its 15 minutes of fame in America after President Donald Trump mistakenly referred to it []

22:00

10 Thursday AM Reads "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

My end of Summer morning train reads:  Imagine Its September 2007 (Safalniveshak)  U.S. Stock Records Are Nice But Pale Against the World (BloombergGadfly)  Apple blocking ads that follow users around web is sabotage, says industry (The Guardian)  Twitter takes down 300,000 terror accounts as AI tools improve (Financial Times) but see Inside the garage labs of DIY gene

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22:00

Sacred Plant Healing: Shamanic Medicine & the New Science "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Brett Lothian

In our modern age, all of us have been touched in one way or another by mental illness, either directly or indirectly. Depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, and an ever growing list of psychotic disorders and addictions are today rampant in our modern industrialised world. Most likely a direct result of our keeping up with the Kardashians lifestyle and ultra competitive, capitalist greed is good world.

Whilst we may never be able to go back to more simpler times, what we can do is learn from the societies who still live a simpler life. Especially in the area of mental health, where we enter the mystical realm of the Shaman and shamanic plant medicine.

After the false start of the 1950s1970s psychedelic research, today cutting edge science has learned from the mistakes of the past and is once more entering the realm of the Shaman, this time (by necessity) in a far more measured and scientific way. The results of which will not only save lives, but show us a way that all of us can live happier, less stressful and healthier lives.

It is repeated time and again in the science of anthropology that indigenous societies with little to no contact with modern civilisation simply do not have the same mental health issues that we do in our modern world.

Psychiatrist E. Fuller Torrey, who conducted research in New Guinea, described it as an unusually good country in which to do epidemiologic research because census records for even most remote villages are remarkably good. After examining these records, he found, there was over a twentyfold difference in schizophrenia prevalence among districts; those with a higher prevalence were, in general, those with the most contact with western civilisation.

In reviewing other research, Torrey concluded: Almost all observers who looked for psychosis or schizophrenia in technologically undeveloped areas of the world agreed that it was uncommon. The striking feature is the remarkable consensus that insanity (in the early studies) and schizophrenia (in later studies) were comparatively uncommon prior to contact with European-American civilisation. Interestingly, in traditional cultures the people we would call schizophrenic or insane often become the Shaman or Medicine men/women that go on to heal and counsel their people.

The reasons for our mental maladies are many (and worthy of an entire article in their own right), but the main reason seems to b...

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Top Ten Reasons I Buy Gold & Silver [#5] Crashes Throughout History "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Top Ten Reasons I Buy Gold & Silver [#5] Crashes Throughout History by Jeff Clark GoldSilver Heres How Quickly Your Wealth Can Be Wiped Out Its the two greatest drivers of any investment: greed and fear. Greed can...

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22:00

US-backed Forces Took Full Control Over 3 Neighborhoods Of Raqqah (Map) "IndyWatch Feed War"

US-backed forces have gained a full control over the neighborhoods of Rawdah, Ramilah and Trishrin as well as seized the Grain Storage area in the eastern part of Raqqah city, according to a media wing of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Rawdah, Ramilah and Trishrin had been contested areas for a long time. However, on September 20, the SDF resiezed the grain storage from ISIS and the terrorist groups defense collapsed in these neighborhoods.

US-backed Forces Took Full Control Over 3 Neighborhoods Of Raqqah (Map)

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22:00

Stephen E. Arnold: Security Who Can You Trust? "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Security: Whom Does One Trust?

I read The Market Cant and Wont Deal with IT Security, It Must Be Regulated, Argues Bruce Schneier. The write up is about online, which is of interest to me. I found the summary of the remarks of Bruce Schneier, a security expert, interesting.

The main point is that government must regulate security. I highlighted this passage:vThe market cant fix this. Markets work because buyers choose between sellers, and sellers compete for buyers. In case you didnt notice, youre not Equifaxs customer. Youre its product.

22:00

Trumps Straight Talk At The United Nations Disturbs Global Elite "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

President Trump made his debut at the United Nations on Tuesday, addressing the U.N. General Assembly at its annual opening. Afterward, media headlines and news coverage of the speech focused on Trumps absurd (but admittedly amusing) new nickname for Kim Jong Un, Rocket Man, and his threat that the United States is willing to totally destroy North Korea to protect itself and its allies.

The mainstream media, liberal elites, and the international community have been doing a lot of handwringing about Trumps rhetoric and his talk of going it alone. They also had a lot to say about his comments concerning the Iran nuclear deal, whose dissolution the president has long desired.

Although the focus was on Trumps supposedly dangerous isolationism and nationalism, whats really upsetting them is that he dared to say what no one is supposed to say: that the U.N. is broken and that it is unrealistic and dangerous to have a world without borders and without national sovereignty. In other words, Trump violated the Emperor Has No Clothes rule.

The Importance of Governments Serving Their People

One of the major themes of Trumps U.N. speech was national sovereignty, both of the United States and of foreign countries: Our governments first duty is to its people, to our citizens, to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values. As president of the United States, I will always put America first. Just like you, as the leaders of your countries, will always and should always put your countries first.

Although the international community gives lip service to the idea of national sovereignty and the U.N.s role in defending it, this concept fundamentally conflicts with the liberal belief that the world should be progressing toward a kind of borderless global nationalism, in which no one country can claim superiority over another. Thats the real reason Trump was so roundly criticized for saying that hes willing to go it alone on North Korea.

Trump also dared to praise America for its enduring legacy as a free democracy. His speech was devoid of the kind of America-bashing that President Obama was fond of, especially in front of international audiences. Instead, Trump asserted that the United States should shine as an example for everyone to watch, which indeed it should. He also praised the 230th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution as the foundation of peace, prosperity, and freedom for Americans and millions around the world who have embraced it as a model of good government.

No doubt, this kind of talk disturbs the American Left and international bureaucracies, both of which have grown comfortable with the idea that American exceptionalism is a myth based on an ugly and misguided sense of supremacy and pseudo-colonialism. This goe...

22:00

If You Want Medicare For All, Get Used To Eating Rabbit Now "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders recently rolled out his Obamacare fixer-upper plan, called Medicare for all. He wants to extend Medicarecurrently a federal government-run health insurance for seniors and the disabledto all Americans.

But the socialist from Vermont doesnt just want to increase the number enrolled in Medicare. He wants more. Under his plan, in additional to medical care, all Americans would receive extended coverage such as dental and vision, with no more co-pays, no more deductibles and no more fighting with insurance companies when they fail to pay for charges.

Such a push for socialized medicine used to be considered too wacky an idea to warrant any serious discussion. Yet 16 Democratic Senatorssome of whom harbor potential presidential ambitions, such as Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warreneagerly lent Bernie their support.

Its time for a reality check for Bernie and his supporters. All we need to do is look to Venezuela, the socialist country that once received high praise from Senator Sanders because it implemented things the American left is craving, such as free healthcare.

Venezuela Once Offered A Lot Of Free Stuff

Once upon a time, Venezuela was the richest country in Latin America. Its wealth wasnt simply the result of an abundant supply of natural resources such as oil; Venezuelans in 1950s enjoyed a great deal of economic and political freedom. There was universal suffrage, protection of private property rights, and freedom of the press. As a matter of fact, The Index of Economic Freedom for Venezuelaon a scale from 1 to 5, where 1 is the freestwas 1.5 in 1950 and 1.6 in 1955. In this environment, Venezuelas private sectors flourished.

Unfortunately, Venezuela had the bad luck of electing a string of terrible and corrupt leaders who were determined to take the country down the road to socialism. First, there was Romulo Betancourt, who was elected president in 1959. Romulo was a onetime communist who later posed as a social democrat. Some of his signature socialist policies included using land reform to strip away landowners property rights, creating a national oil company, tripling the income tax rate, and introducing price control measures such as rent control. The countrys pivot to socialism was continued by Betancourts successors.

In 1999, Hugo Chavez rode the public outrage against the establishment to power. Although he campaigned against corrupted policies in the last 40 years, Chavez not only continued the same disastrous policies, he went further under a movement called Chavismo.

Hugo Chavezs Free Education And Free Health Care

Chavez firmly believe...

22:00

Ken Burns New Vietnam War Documentary Speaks For Silent Soldiers Like My Father "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Ken Burns much anticipated, newly released Vietnam War documentary is receiving high praise from practically everyone, including George Will, who has called it a masterpiece and a fine example of how to calmly assess episodes fraught with passion and sorrow.

Thus far through the series, I have certainly been inspired to contemplate many of our contemporary culture war battles through the lens of Vietnam. But the documentary especially makes me think of my now-deceased father, who was himself a Vietnam War veteran.

Why My Father Fought

My father grew up practically at ground zero of the 1960s southern segregation fight, desegregation coinciding with his junior year at Huntsville High School in Alabama. He was disgusted by the racism pervasive among his many white classmates, and became a liberal hippy, experimenting with drugs, drinking with Black Panthers, and loudly vocalizing his opposition to the Vietnam War. Yet in order to help pay for college at Auburn University, he joined the universitys ROTC program.

He ultimately dropped out of Auburn, only to have his draft number called. He promptly answered, and spent four years as a U.S. Army medic, two of which were spent serving in South Korea, including participating in the medevacs to retrieve and care for soldiers wounded in Vietnam. In the few anecdotes he told about his experience in that theater, I never got the impression that his liberal politics obstructed his ability to serve his country, the country his father and grandfather had also served in World Wars I and II.

The virtue of patriotism also stands out in my knowledge of my fathers service. He remained adamant throughout his life that Vietnam was the wrong war: a tremendous waste of life, money, and American goodwill. But this never meant he wasnt proud to serve. Every 4th of July at our church, the pastor would ask military servicemen to stand during the services national anthem. My dad reluctantly but dutifully stood, his head held high. His personal political opinions never obstructed his patriotism, his love for his country, or his loyalty to the flag and what it stood for. He remained ever proud to be a U.S. Army medic.

Grappling With Grief

My fathers military service was also marked by an intense suffering and isolation. He loved to tell stories about his wayward youth, but offered few details about his war experience. A close family friend died from cancer when I was in eighth grademy mother and father were both there at her deathbed. Afterwards my mother wept, but my father never shed a tear. I asked him why. Ive seen too much death in my life, he replies. I dont think Im capable of crying anymore.

Sometimes my mother would ask me to wake my father from his weekend naps. I was terrified to do it. If I came too clo...

22:00

Government Sues Citizens for Asking for Information - #NewWorldNextWeek "IndyWatch Feed World"

 


Story #1: Agencies Suing Citizens, Journalists Who Seek Public Records
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Entire Volume of CIA Files On Lee Harvey Oswald, Set to Be Released in October, Has Gone Missing
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21:59

Im A Conservative Harvard Student, And Rescinding Mannings Invite Worries Me "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Last Wednesday, the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where I am currently a student, selected Chelsea Manning as a 2017-2018 visiting fellow for its Institute of Politics. On Thursday, CIA Director Mike Pompeo abruptly cancelled a scheduled speech to be delivered at the Schools John F. Kennedy Forum to protest Mannings fellowship. At 12:32 a.m. on Friday, Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas Elmendorf sent an email to students indicating that Harvard would withdraw Mannings fellowship.

The decision to grant Manning a fellowship was a major mistake and has damaged the Kennedy Schools brand. Mannings reckless leaking of military classified documents put the lives of both American soldiers and foreign allies in danger. President Obamas decision to commute Mannings sentence sent a dangerous message to leakers and will go down as one of his administrations greatest moral failings. Elmendorfs decision to extend an invitation to Manning was thus an affront to the spirit of public service that the Kennedy School claims to promote.

Moreover, Elmendorfs explanation of the reversal was weak. Elmendorf commented that he was unaware that many people viewed the title of visiting fellow as honorific. Anyone with half a brain can discern the statement to be nonsense. Harvards ability to attract such important fellows is mainly due to the prestige associated with the Crimson brand. Why else would Elmendorf expect Manning to come to Harvard? The weather?

With all that being said, I remain nervous about the decision to rescind Mannings fellowship because it will set a dangerous precedent that could impair Republican presence on the campus in the future. Based on conversations with my more liberal classmates, which tends to be everyone, they are already greatly frustrated that Republican figures, such as Corey Lewandowski and Sean Spicer, were provided fellowships given their work for Donald Trump. I have heard on several occasions over the past week that Harvard should not be providing a platform to Trumps enablers.

Students Need to Hear a Wide Range of Ideas

Not addressing this hyperbole, I have defended these invitations on the grounds that these fellows would represent perspectives generally not found at the Kennedy School and could provide unique insights into the American political landscape. As someone who opposed Trumps candidacy in 2016, I think students of public policy must better understand what caused Trumps political ascendency and how it impacts the current American political landscape.

I have also contended that the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forums requirement that speakers must take questions was an appropriate measure that enforced some degree of intellectual standards on the fellows, as they would be required to publicly explain and defend their positions.

I fear...

21:59

What Happened Is The Love Song Of Hillary Rodham Clinton "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It was common last year to say that the 2016 presidential campaign was awful. That it was the worst in living memory, that it was an endless, unceasing march into the worst scenario that American politics had to offer. Voters turned away in disgust. Journalists and pundits, forced to stare into the soul-destroying void, longed for release. Even the politicians themselves seemed sickened by the poison to which they had once been immune.

If you miss this experience and want more than anything to relive it, then walkno, runto your nearest bookstore and get a copy of Hillary Clintons What Happened. As for the rest of us, for whom 2016 was a nightmare from which we have, at last, awoken, nearly anything is preferable to going back into that awful reverie.

It is understandable that Hillary Clinton is unable to shake the nightmare. Her life is built around preparation and hard work, studying and following rules, practicing until you get it right. For her to live through a campaign in which she checked all the right boxes according to all the right people but saw it all inexplicably slip away must seem like an anxiety dream come to life.

She ran the campaign she wanted against the opponent everyone said could never win. She had all the proper endorsements and all the advantages. But Trump happens. Even for those who will never agree with Clintons politics, it is possible to sympathize with the human element of the story. This book appears designed in part to elicit and enhance that sympathy. Instead, it reminds the reader why she lost in the first place.

Reliving History

The ten months since the 2016 election feels, in some ways, like ten years. The Democratic Party has a lot of that time screaming about Trumps unacceptability and awfulness. They have spent a little of it, more recently, exploring compromises and making deals with him. But all the while they have searched, as all defeated parties do, for a new direction. Even Clinton acknowledges this. In explaining why she skipped the massive protest march that followed Trumps inauguration, she explained I believed it was important for new voices to take the stage, especially on this day.

And yet, this book. Clinton can understand the need to move on, but cannot bring herself to cede her place in the partys firmament. One reason: Shes got a lot of axes to grind. No one expects this book to have the cool remove of history, and it is not intended as a historical work, nor even as an impartial one. Still, it is surprising how much of the work is spent in the airing of grievances.

It is, at times, surprisingly...

21:59

5 Factors That Could Interfere With Graham-Cassidys State Health Care Waivers "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Some conservative writersincluding others who write for this publicationhave opined that the legislation written by Sens. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) offers states the ability to innovate and reform their health care systems. Most conservatives, including this one, consider state flexibility an admirable goal.

Certainly reforming Medicaidthrough a block grant or per capita cap, coupled with additional flexibility to allow states to manage their programs more freelywould go a long way towards improving care, and reducing health care costs.

But does Graham-Cassidy as written deliver on its promise regarding Obamacare insurance regulations? On the two critical questions surrounding the legislationwill it lower insurance premiums, and will it generate a system that works for states?a textual analysis of the bill yields significant doubts. At least five issues could hinder the results its sponsors have promised, and which all conservatives hope for.

1. Subsidizing Moral Hazard

The language on the top of page 15 explicitly links waivers to funding from the new system of block grants the bill creates. Any waiver will only apply to 1) coverage provided by an insurer receiving block grant funding and 2) coverage provided to an individual who is receiving a direct benefit (including reduced premium costs or reduced out-of-pocket costs) under the block grant.

This requirement that each and every person subjected to a non-Obamacare-compliant plan must receive a direct benefit subsidized by federal taxpayers has several potential perverse consequences. By definition, it encourages moral hazard. Because individuals will know that if they are subjected to health underwriting, or an otherwise noncompliant plan, they must receive federal subsidies, it will encourage them not to buy health insurance until they need it.

It means that either states will have to extend taxpayer-subsidized benefits to highly affluent individuals (allowing them to buy noncompliant plans), or have to permit only low- and middle-income families to buy noncompliant plans (to restrict the subsidies to low-income families). Both scenarios seem politically problematic to the point of being untenable.

If states try to provide a de minimis direct benefitsay, a $1 monthly premium subsidyto some enrollees to minimize the two problems describ...

21:59

Watching The 1950s Whats My Line? Will Challenge Your Assumptions About Humanity "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The popular guessing game Whats My Line? ran from 1950 to 1967, and most episodes are now available for free on YouTube. The format is simple: four show-business panelists meet three or four guests and are challenged to guess what each does for a living (their line, you see).

They can only ask yes-no questions, and the guest earns $5 for every no answer. If he gives ten no answers, or if enough time goes by without the panel guessing it, he wins. Each episode also has a special mystery guest, where the panel dons blindfolds and tries to guess the identity of a celebrity contestant, who often disguise their voices in humorous ways (have you ever wanted to see Ronald Reagan talking in a goofy doofus voice? You do now).

The game part of the show was very loosely enforced: half the time moderator John Daly would give the contestant the whole $50 on some pretext just for coming onto the program. The panelists often engaged in humorous debates with Daly, or disputations about how their questions ought to be taken. It was less about winning or losing than entertaining the audience.

Its All in Good Fun

The whole thing was a lot of fun. Since the audience is told upfront what the contestants line is, the panelists searching questions often create unintentionally hilarious images. For instance, when a woman who repairs zippers was a contestant, the panel asked such unfortunate questions such as Would one or more of this product be found in a well-equipped office? and Would an efficient secretary know how to operate one?

This shows just how misleading their questions can be, since, of course, the answer to both those questions would be yes. This prompted the follow-up, When you reach the end, does a bell ring? which nearly brought down the house.

The show opens with the panel introducing each other, usually ornamented with numerous compliments about their accomplishments, talents, and (in the case of the women) beauty. They frequently banter amid the segments, playfully teasing one another and cracking jokes while they try to figure out their guests line, all with the air of genuine affection and mutual respect. The effect is more like watching a group of friends playing games at a party than a real serious competition.

Adding to the charm is that the whole point of the show is looking at different types of people doing different types of jobs, many of which you would never guess from simply looking at them. An ordinary-looking little man turns out to be the voice of Donald Duck. A beautiful blonde young woman turns out to be a rocket scientist. A handsome, well-dressed man cleans sewers. Many of the jobs are things you would never even think of, such as a man who fits mens corsets, or a girl who does stunts on the wing of a plane.

All diffe...

21:59

UK Unions Call for Energy to be Returned to Public Ownership "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The annual congress of the UK Trades Union Congress (TUC) has passed a historic composite resolution on climate change that supports the energy sector being returned to public ownership and democratic control.

The resolution carried unanimously calls upon

21:58

Why Handmade Western Boots Will Never Go Out Of Style "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The first time I walked into my brothers custom boot shop, I noticed the row of leather hanging near the wall. Different animals, different colorsI was mesmerized by the possibilities they presented.

Many love the smell of leather, but I never cared for it until I was in a room full of earthly hide. For the first time since my brother opened his business, I was genuinely curious as to how he could take one of those pieces of leather and create a pair of western boots by hand. What I learned was more than how he does it, but why, and that turned out to be the most important part.

Years after my brother, Zephan Parker, apprenticed under some of the most well-known boot makers in Texas, he opened Parker Custom Boots. It was an American dream he never thought was his, but through the process showed me an American past that I was forgetting. I realized it wasnt a good thing to forget how things used to be doneand how things should still be.

Machines Cant Beat Trained Hands

Leatherwork is a craft that takes time and patience to learn, as well as the willingness to use your hands constantly. Unlike many business ventures that tend to be a survival of the fittest, the craftsman masters of the western world willingly take in newcomers to the craft. They show them different techniques to stitching the panels, how each curve of the stitch must be perfectin the kind of way thats completely imperfect, but because of how a hand guides the leather through the sewing machine, it becomes humanly perfect. Newer craftsmen are taught to create their own patterns, a kind of signature that can be recognized years down the road by other craftsmen. Theyre keeping a tradition alive through hard work rather than replacing it with cheaper means.

I saw more than rows of leather when I walked into his shop. I heard a sound that echoed from the past. Vintage machines lined the walls, ticking and rumbling the same way they did decades ago in some other boot makers shop in some other part of America. Boot making is an American tradition that requires the hard-working hands of a craftsman, but hands also keep integrity in the process of creating a product.

We live in a world where efficiency comes before quality, and consumerism before value. I dont believe this is inherently bad, but through the process of understanding the custom boot world, Ive seen that the less we use our hands to create the more we lose well-made things and the less we are able to give to the future in antiques and heirlooms.

A human hand touches every single part of the custom boot. Taking a customers measurements, building the last, designing and stitching the side panels, creating the toe box so the toe doesnt cave in, sewing on the welt, and many other things are required to create this wearable art.

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21:58

Westerners Who Hate On Christianity Have No Idea How It Shapes Their Thoughts "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It has been almost 70 years since Hank Williams recorded one of his most well-known songs, Lost Highway. Thus it has been nearly 70 years since the term rolling stone has infiltrated the American vernacular. This expression has been used by musicians including Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones (naturally), Emmy Lou Harris, and even Green Day.

Although the expressions genesis goes much further back than Williams song, the meaning it has come to represent can be found in the lyrics. Im a rollin stone all alone and lost. For a life of sin I have paid the cost. In other words, a rolling stone is a lonesome traveler not anchored to any one place.

So when we hear Dylan ask, How does it feel to be a rolling stone? We already know what this means, even if we have never heard Williams sing his ever so dark lullaby. The phrase has taken hold in this culture and now carries its own weight in our lexicon.

This is how language evolves. A word or phrase comes to represent a series of ideas, then those ideas are given life with as little effort as saying a few words. If an American traveled to the Middle East and told the locals he was a rolling stone, the response might be confusion. The same thing can be said for a phrase like love is love. When an acquaintance uses this to end a discussion, we know what he or she means. We also know the phrase is not being used to its extreme conclusions. But if it was said in a Greek townwhere they have six different words for lovethe people in that community may wonder how much lead Americans drink.

Christianity in America has had a similar effect in underpinning our public life. This seems to go without saying, but examples abound of people from every social class who seem to not have a clue. Even if a person does sincerely believe the role of religion in our lives is anachronistic, he still draws deeply from Judeo-Christian beliefs to make value judgments.

The Residue Is Still Here

We are long past the days where citizens would spend an afternoon at the Circus Maximus to watch gladiators fight to the death, in no small part through Christian ethics. The Bill of Rights were written by proponents of natural law, a system conceived by the Greeks but developed by Christian thinkers, who believed a well-functioning government does not grant human rightsGod does thatrather, it ensures them. The effect of Christian thought in our lives is so ubiquitous that, even as controversial as they are in our public discourse, the injunctions of the Ten Commandments appear obvious. This includes the ever-controversial...

21:58

A Health Care Solution So Simple, Even Congress Could Pass It "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

After seven years of promising to repeal and replace Obamacare, Senate Republicans have yet to settle on legislation that would appease both the moderate and conservative wings of the party. With every attempt by the Senate leadership to satisfy the demands of one faction, it has simultaneously pushed the other further away.

Meanwhile, the embattled President Donald Trump, who is eager to move on from health care and in need of a major legislative victory, has grown frustrated with Congress, routinely chastising their failures via social media and even demanding the Senate change its rules so it can pass comprehensive reform without approval from Democrats.

Lost in the political drama is why health-care reform legislation is so difficult to pass in the first place and why the solution to the problem, which is exceedingly simple, is being ignored.

America Wasnt Designed for National Consensus

On the first point, its worth remembering what Congress is: a representative legislative body meant to bring together the widely diverse voices of a vast nation to solve important national problems and concerns, which are clearly enumerated in the Constitution. When the American people generally agree on an issue, such as whether human trafficking should be tolerated, its easy for Congress to pass legislation. But the more diversity within an issue, the more difficult the task becomes.

This is, of course, by design. The framers of the Constitution never desired a system in which complex problems that manifest themselves in a variety of ways would be tackled by a national legislature, with the only exceptions being issues that must by their nature be addressed in this way, such as tariffs and immigration. The reason the Senate has failed to reach an agreement is because the American people have passionate and unique perspectives on health care, and they often differ substantially by region and are driven by local customs and concerns.

The only way legislation in the Senate will ever be passed under the current philosophy is if people everywhere are willing to live under a system they consider to be less than ideal. When it comes to taxes, regulations, and other problems, thats an easier sell. On health care, which quite literally deals with life and death issues, its far more difficult to find common ground. This problem is exacerbated because it is Republicans in control, and many in the party refuse to accept that the federal government should have a role in health care at all.

Interestingly, the more difficult it has become for Republicans in the Senate to resolve their differences, the more apparent the solution has become: Dont resolve the differences. Rather than try to get virtually all the Republican senators to agree to something they mostly dislike, it would be far simpler t...

21:58

Why Women Will Feel More Fulfilled If They Ditch Womens Magazines "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Today if a woman wants to read a magazine that celebrates femininity, her best bet is Maxim. There she can find praise for mothers who prioritize wellness, female entrepreneurship, and ladies in the arts.

Granted, this praise usually includes a fleshy photo-op, but it still beats Cosmopolitans lecture about gendered baby showers. And Marie Claires disdain for men who serve in the military. And Elles diagnosis that independent-thinking women are a problem.

Although once an effective tool to foster sorority, womens magazines are slowly dismantling womanhood, one feminist idea at a time. These publications have yanked distinct femininity from womens loving arms, creating a painful loneliness in American female culture.

The Struggle Is Real, But No Help for You

To start with, womens magazines have a lot of demands about motherhood. Cosmo made a list of 10 Things You Should Never Say to New Moms. This piece so generously insists that visitors should never burden mothers with more than one hour of company. New mothers should also expect any visitor to bring some baked goods and make it snappy.

In addition, any friend who utters the word part-time to a pregnant woman is not a friend at all. To imply that new-mom responsibilities might be more easily balanced with fewer work hours is gross. These tips are, of course, only for fellow women.

An expecting mother should require anyone with XY chromosomes to abstain from all joking commentary on her changing physicality, even if he means to comfort or celebrate her. As one Cosmo writer says of her own husband, He cant and will never understand what it feels like to have someone pass judgment, with good humor or not, on his body. Its not something that happens to men.

This Cosmo-girl persona doesnt value fell...

21:55

Report: New Evidence Of Ongoing Corruption And Scientific Misconduct At CDC "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

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Kennedy hopes new evidence and a fresh look at criminal misconduct will result in law enforcement action, rigorous and transparent vaccine safety science, and safer vaccines.
Washington, DC In a new report released today, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and his team outlined various criminal acts on the part of employees and consultants for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) whose questionable ethics and scientific fraud have resulted in untrustworthy vaccine safety science.
Among other information, Kennedy has found additional evidence of criminal activity by the CDC consultant, Poul Thorsen, the author and principal coordinator of multiple...

21:54

Google City! "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Amazon is looking for a city for its new headquarters. Boring! Google is looking to build a city. The FT reports:

Googles parent company was working on a sweeping plan to build a city from the ground up, the executive in charge of its urban innovation business said on Tuesday, in an attempt to prove that a technologically-enabled urban environment can improve quality of life and reduce cities impact on the environment.

We actually want to build a new city, it is a district of the city, but one that is of sufficient size and scale that it can be a laboratory for innovation on an integrated basis, said Dan Doctoroff, head of Sidewalk Labs, at a talk to the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association.

Sidewalk was quite far along in its search for a city with which to partner to build a testing ground for new approaches to transport, infrastructure and possibly even governance and social policy, he said.

As I said in my NYTimes op-ed on private cities (with Shruti Rajagopolan):

The world is building more cities, faster than ever before. China used more cement in the last three years than the United States used in the entire 20th century. By 2050, India will need new urban infrastructure to house an additional 404 million people  a task comparable to building every city in the United States in just 35 years.

As the world urbanizes, we need to experiment with new urban forms and new forms of urban planning, and privately designed and operated cities proprietary cities like Jamshedpur, India, or Reston, Va., may provide answers.

By the way, Virginias private city, Reston, was just named by Money magazine as one of the best places to live in the United States.

The post Google City! appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

21:50

Google Signs Agreement to Tackle YouTube Piracy "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Once upon a time, people complaining about piracy would point to the hundreds of piracy sites around the Internet. These days, criticism is just as likely to be leveled at Google-owned services.

YouTube, in particular, has come in for intense criticism, with the music industry complaining of exploitation of the DMCA in order to obtain unfair streaming rates from record labels. Along with streaming-ripping, this so-called Value Gap is one of the industrys hottest topics.

With rightsholders seemingly at war with Google to varying degrees, news from France suggests that progress can be made if people sit down and negotiate.

According to local reports, Google and local anti-piracy outfit ALPA (lAssociation de Lutte Contre la Piraterie Audiovisuelle) under the auspices of the CNC have signed an agreement to grant rightsholders direct access to content takedown mechanisms on YouTube.

YouTube has granted access to its Content ID systems to companies elsewhere for years but the new deal will see the system utilized by French content owners for the first time. Its hoped that the access will result in infringing content being taken down or monetized more quickly than before.

We do not want fraudsters to use our platforms to the detriment of creators, said Carlo DAsaro Biondo, Googles President of Strategic Relationships in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The agreement, overseen by the Ministry of Culture, will see Google provide ALPA with financial support and rightsholders with essential training.

ALPA president Nicolas Seydoux welcomed the deal, noting that it symbolizes the collapse of the wall of incomprehension that previously existed between Frances rightsholders and the Internet search giant.

The deal forms part of the French governments Plan of Action Against Piracy, in which it hopes to crack down on infringement in various ways, including tackling the threat of pirate sites, better promotion of services offering legitimate content, and educating children from an early age on the need to respect copyright.

The fight against piracy is the great challenge of the new century in the cultural sphere, said Frances Minister of Culture, Franoise Nyssen.

I hope this is just the beginning of a process. It will require other agreements with rights...

21:47

Hurricane Maria Strengthens/US East Coast Watch (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Hurricane Maria Strengthens/US East Coast Watch Video BPEarth Watch The Eye Wall Rapidly Reforms in Warm Waters. Video Source

The post Hurricane Maria Strengthens/US East Coast Watch (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

21:47

Apache Bug Leaks Contents of Server Memory for All to SeePatch Now "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Submitted via IRC for SoyCow1937

There's a bug in the widely used Apache Web Server that causes servers to leak pieces of arbitrary memory in a way that could expose passwords or other secrets, a freelance journalist has disclosed.

The vulnerability can be triggered by querying a server with what's known as an OPTIONS request. Like the better-known GET and POST requests, OPTIONS is a type of HTTP method that allows users to determine which HTTP requests are supported by the server. Normally, a server will respond with GET, POST, OPTIONS, and any other supported methods. Under certain conditions, however, responses from Apache Web Server include the data stored in computer memory. Patches are available here and here.

[...] Optionsbleed, by contrast [to Heartbleed], doesn't pose as big a threat, but its effects can still be damaging. The risk is highest for server hosts that allow more than one customer to share a single machine. That's because Optionsbleed allows customers to exploit the flaw in a way that exposes secret data from other customers' hosts on the same system. On the Internet at large, the threat is less serious.

[...] Interestingly, the bug was first identified in 2014. Why it's only now being patched is unclear.

Source: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/09/apache-bug-leaks-contents-of-server-memory-for-all-to-see-patch-now/

[Note: I checked with TheMightyBuzzard, and was informed that, though SoylentNews does run Apache, our systems are configured in such a way as to not expose OPTIONS. In other words, it is believed that we are not susceptible. --martyb]


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21:45

Guided Meditation for Mornings: Clear Negativity Open Chakras & Awaken Vital Energy After Sleep "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Michael Sealy

Welcome to this spoken and guided meditation with relaxing background music for setting your days positive intentions.

Begin your morning with a mindfulness meditation approach towards clearing negativity, opening your chakra energy centers, and allowing a calm clarity to fill your mind, body and spirit with vital health and replenishment.

The end of this session will offer suggestions for returning to full, conscious alertness with a powerfully energized vitality for your day ahead.

By your own inner direction may you continue to find your greatest potential.

This session is suitable and recommended for repeated listening, and regular listening will help compound positive suggestions and / or your own positive results.

Do not listen to this recording whilst driving or operating machinery.

This recording is in no way a replacement for any prescribed medication; nor is it intended to contraindicate or supersede any medically diagnosed conditions. Please always consult your health care professional for your best advice in all medical issues.

All hypnosis is self hypnosis. The power for positive change resides within your own mind. If you choose to accept the suggestions presented in this session, you can rest comfortably knowing that you are the one safely in control of your own positive experience.

This channel uses positive voice suggestions, often accompanied with calm images, background sounds and meditation music, to allow you your very best state of relaxation, inner change, to remove negative blocks, and to create self guided healing therapy; with techniques from the fields of hypnotherapy, modern psychotherapy, trance work, guided relaxation, NLP, cognitive behavioural psychology, mindfulness meditation, and ASMR.

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21:40

Will The Fed Really Normalize Its Balance Sheet? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Will The Fed Really Normalize Its Balance Sheet? Dave Kranzler Investment Research Dynamics To begin with, how exactly does one define normalize in reference to the Feds balance sheet?  The Fed predictably held off raising rates again today.  However,...

The post Will The Fed Really Normalize Its Balance Sheet? appeared first on The Daily Coin.

21:34

WV Air Quality Board Rejects Appeal on Methanol Chemical Plant "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

WV-AQB refuses to hear environmental appeal

Air board refuses to hear concerns over Institute methanol plant

From an Article by Ken Ward, Jr., Charleston Gazette-Mail, September 18, 2017

Photo: Air Quality Board Chairman Michael Koon (left) and board lawyer Mark Weiler announce the boards ruling Monday on an appeal of a permit for a US Methanol plant that is under construction in Institute, WV.

Members of a state board on Monday refused to hear a permit appeal from a citizen group that is concerned that potential fires, explosions or other accidents at the US Methanol plant under construction in Institute could pose health and safety risks for area residents.

The West Virginia Air Quality Board granted the Department of Environmental Protections motion to dismiss an appeal that the group People Concerned About Chemical Safety filed, agreeing with the DEP that the issues raised were beyond the scope of the state agencys job. The decision means the board wont hold a full hearing with testimony about the citizen group concerns.

In arguing against the appeal being dismissed, Bill DePaulo, attorney for the People Concerned organization, urged the board members to make clear what ruling for the DEPs motion would be saying to the public.

Win or lose, Id just like a clear ruling, DePaulo told board members. Do it in big, bold letters: We do not consider the human health and safety in issuing this permit.

US Methanol hopes to start production in mid-2018 at the plant that would convert natural gas to methanol, a common industrial feedstock. The facility, located at the Institute property now operated by Dow Chemical, would use parts from a deconstructed plant in Brazil.

A variety of political leaders, including Gov. Jim Justice and Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper praised the project, which promises 60 permanent jobs, during a groundbreaking ceremony two weeks ago. Construction had already begun, despite the pending challenge to the projects air pollution permit.

In the permit appeal filed in April, People Concerned argued that the DEPs Division of Air Quality did not examine the potential consequences for the surrounding community of a spill, leak, fire or explosion at the US Methanol facili...

21:30

Benutzt hier jemand einen PC mit Intel Management Engine?It ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Benutzt hier jemand einen PC mit Intel Management Engine?

It allows an attacker of the machine to run unsigned code in PCH on any motherboard via Skylake+. The main system can remain functional, so the user may not even suspect that his or her computer now has malware resistant to reinstalling of the OS and updating BIOS.
Und sie sagen, dass auf der IME ein angepasstes MINIX luft. Das finde ich ja nun echt ultra-gruselig. Die haben meiner Erfahrung nach Security noch nicht wirklich auf dem Radar.

21:30

See This Mesmerizing 3D Printed Water Droplet Automaton "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Water Experiment No. 33 by [Dean OCallaghan]Most modern automata are hand-cranked kinetic sculptures typically made from wood, and [videohead118] was inspired by a video of one simulating a wave pattern from a drop of liquid. As a result, they made a 3D printed version of their own and shared the files on Thingiverse.

In this piece, a hand crank turns a bunch of cams that raise and lower a series of rings in a simulated wave pattern, apparently in response to the motion of a sphere on a central shaft. The original (shown in the animation to the right) was made from wood by a fellow named [Dean OCallaghan], and a video of it in its entirety is embedded below the break.

If this sort of thing piques your interest, you can see examples of some modern takes on the art or marvel at the 240 year old clockwork masterpiece known as the Boy Writer.


Filed under: 3d Printer hacks ...

21:30

Fish Farm Occupation Moves From Sea to City "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

by Emilee Gilpin / The Tyee

First Nations campaigners occupying fish farms on Vancouver Island received a boost of support last Friday when a group of supporters occupied the constituency office of Attorney General and Vancouver-Point Grey NDP MLA David Eby.

Jay Peachy, who played a key role in organizing the office occupation, said they wanted the government to followup on promises made during the election and the following summer.Were here to emphasize the moral imperative around Indigenous rights and reconciliation, said Peachy, who calls himself a fish warrior and is often seen at salmon-related events as Will the salmon, wearing a papier-mch sockeye head and rollerblades. Were here to remind this new government that they made critical promises.

Peachy referred to a statement made by Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claire Trevena, who is also the NDP MLA for North Island. Trevena visited the Namgis First Nation bighouse in Alert Bay this past summer and promised fish farms would be removed from First Nations territories and move inland.

The bighouse is a sacred space for many First Nations, where official meetings, ceremonies and decisions are held. Peachy said that a commitment in a bighouse indicated a level of honour and responsibility from the government that the hereditary chiefs involved in the Vancouver Island occupation wont soon forget.

First Nations groups from the Namgis and Musgamagw Dzawadaenuxw have occupied two Norwegian-owned Marine Harvest fish farms in the Broughton Archipelago for more than...

21:30

Cosmic Disclosure: The Ascension of Earth "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Ascension of Earth
Cosmic Disclosure
Season08, Episode 07 icon

Corey Goode comes forward with more updates concerning the plight of the Inner Earth civilizations, increased contacts from the Anshar, and Earths own ascension. The Anshar are reaching out to more people, through dreams and visions, to help us become ready for face-to-face contact with inner world civilizations. But something is not right with the timeline and the Anshar are making a desperate bit for their survival. With all the turmoil affecting our planets ecosystems, we need to keep in mind that the Earth, herself, is a living being who is making the transition into fourth density and many of us will be riding in her wake of ascension. This interview with David Wilcock was originally webcast September 19, 2017.

Watch this episode on Gaia 

Transcript

David Wilcock: All right, welcome back to Cosmic Disclosure. Im your host, David Wilcock. Im here with Corey Goode.

And in this episode, were getting into a long-awaited update about several key issues that are happening right now.

So, Corey, welcome to the show.

Corey Goode: Thank you.

David: So, Corey, weve described how the Anshar have been worried about our future. And a lot of this concern seems to have coordinated with the timing of this eclipse.

What were you told about the eclipse...

21:29

NVIDIA Continues Prepping The Linux Desktop Stack For HDR Display Support "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Besides working on the new Unix device memory allocator project, they have also been engaged with upstream open-source Linux developers over preparing the Linux desktop for HDR display support...

21:28

"The Truth Behind the Trump Board" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"The Truth Behind the Trump Board"
by Bill Bonner

"Today, we climb a hill and have a look around. Down below is a hidden cove on le dYeu:
The hidden cove on the French island of le dYeu

But lets get serious

$700 billion boondoggle: Out to our left, under dark clouds, is the political situation. For the first 16 years of our daily commentary, we hardly bothered to look. Through the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations, nothing much changed. Then Donald J Trump brought fresh airor an ill winddepending on how you looked at it.
...

21:26

No Drama Merkel: Leader of Free World Cruises to Reelection "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Chancellor Angela Merkel now looks unstoppable in Germanys national election as she seeks to add another term to her 12 years in power.

The United States has much at stake in the electoral fate of the longest serving and most experienced head of state in the Western world. Polls reveal more Americans have confidence in Merkel than in their own president (56% to 46%); a survey of 37 nations shows people see her, rather than Trump, as the leader of the free world.

Merkel is running a huge lead over her Social Democratic (SPD) rival Martin Schulz ahead of the Sept. 24 ballot. Many political observers, claiming the race for first place is already over, are focused on Merkels next coalition government. Will her Conservative Democratic Union (CDU) party join forces with the Social Democrats, pro-business Free Democratic Party, or Greens?

Like Americans in 2016, German voters are confronted with questions about immigration, the challenge of fake news, the threat of hacking attacks and leaks, and the rise of white nationalism. But with one of the strongest economies in the world, driven largely by exports, Germans do not see globalization as a threat. Political parties representing most of the electorate largely agree on fundamentals like a formidable social safety net.

The political abyss that Merkel nearly fell into after she gambled vast political capital on a decision to open the German border in 2015-16 to a million refugees has been camouflaged by a campaign full of sunshine and devoid of substance.

The US media has shown limited interest in the uneventful reelection campaign of the worlds most powerful woman, which Germans themselves call boring.

Martin Schulz

Martin Schulz, leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany.
Photo credit:...

21:26

Trump Falls in Line with Interventionism "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Featured image: President Trump speaking to the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 19, 2017. (Screenshot from Whitehouse.gov)

In discussing President Trump, there is always the soft prejudice of low expectations people praise him for reading from a

21:25

Scottish Labour: The party for whom nationalism remains a dirty word "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Independence supporter and former MSP Campbell Martin takes a look at the Scottish Labour leadership campaign, now that the two candidates have been formally launched. And he doesnt like what he sees

Campbell Martin

Firstly, there is no such thing as the Scottish Labour Party. Scottish Labour is a description registered by the Labour Party, which has its headquarters in London, England. Members of the Labour Party in Scotland can legitimately refer to their organisation as Scottish Labour, but the Electoral Registration Commission confirms there is no such body as the Scottish Labour Party.

Secondly, Britain is not, never has been, and never will be a nation. It is a geographical area that forms the largest part of a union-of-nations known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

With those facts in mind, lets look at the comments by the two men vying to be the next leader of the Scottish Labour Party as part of a British national organisation. They both oppose nationalism and state that, under their leadership, if elected, there will be no second referendum on Scottish independence.

NEANDERTHALS

The candidates positioning and choice of words is for them to decide. However, their statement on nationalism is clearly, and deliberately, used as a way of attempting to smear the pro-independence movement in Scotland by seeking to draw a link to other known nationalist movements, such as the far-right, black-shirted, goose-stepping Neanderthals who can be regularly seen on our television screens in undemocratic Eastern-European countries and now, under President Trump, in the USA.

Few reasonable and rational people would disagree with opposition to the far-right concept of nationalism, which, history shows us, stems from a national chauvinism, an exaggerated patriotism that believes a particular nation is better than any other. This is the type of nationalism associated with British nationalist movements, which, actually, is more accurately related to a belief in English chauvinism, an imperialist legacy that asserts England is better than other nations, including its neighbour, Scotland. However, the whole point of the comments from the Labour leadership-contenders is to link this toxic nationalism with the peaceful and democr...

21:20

Hack of SEC May Have Yielded Illicit Trading Gains "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

SEC joins Equifax in reporting its own cybersecurity breach. Failure to safeguard information is not a problem unique to the private sector.

21:19

Far Away From any Witnesses, My Small Town is Being Poisoned by Fracking Waste "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

by Allison Stine / The Guardian

Some days, the air would smell acrid, sharp like bleach, and I would hurry from the car into the house. Other days, the wind seemed normal, unremarkable. I didnt know why.

My south-eastern Ohio town in the Appalachian foothills is a small, rural place where the demolition derby at the county fair is a hot ticket, Walmart is the biggest store, and people in the even smaller villages surrounding the county seat must often drive for 30 minutes to grocery shop. We hold the unfortunate distinction of being the poorest county in the state: an area that is both stunning rolling hills, rocky cliffs, pastures and ravines and inaccessible, far from industry.

Its here that fracking companies dump their waste.

The Hazel Ginsburg well, an injection well built in the hillside decades ago, was meant to deposit saline and sand underground into porous rock. For the last few years, however, the well has held waste from out-of-state fracking operations done in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and other states.

A forgotten byproduct of fracking is the waste. What goes into the ground must come out: a sludge of toxic chemicals and undrinkable water, which trucks ship across the country. Far from the drill pads, far from the cities that profit from fracking, far from any city at all, the leftover wastewater is injected into the ground my countys forgotten ground.

These hills once held coal. Some still do. Though many of the mines have shut down, coals legacy remains. Some streams in the woods run red from the acid leaking from abandoned shafts. My step-grandmother, the daughter of a Kentucky miner, used to tell me stories of washing her clothes in red water, downstream from mines. Coal companies exploited employees like her father, paying him in company scrip and keeping him poor and exploiting the land.

That kind of abuse continues. It has just changed shape.

...

21:16

Military Situation In Northern Hama After Failed Al-Qaeda Attack Against Syrian Government Forces (Map) "IndyWatch Feed War"

Syrian government forces have re-captured Tulaysiyah, al-Shathah and al-Qahirah villages in northern Hama from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and its allies.

These villages were seized by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham on September 19 when the group launched its advance against government forces. However, militants failed to develop momentum and were forced to retreat under the pressure of government forces and the Russian Aerospace Forces on September 20.

On September 21, the situation remained tense on the frotline and sporadic firefgihts continued.

Military Situation In Northern Hama After Failed Al-Qaeda Attack Against Syrian Government Forces (Map)

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21:15

Wealth In Gold Motivation (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Wealth In Gold Motivation Video Junius Maltby Junius Maltby channel motivational examination and dialogue on a historical and stable wealth preservation vehicle. Video Source

The post Wealth In Gold Motivation (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

21:15

Georgia Tech President responds to protests "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Georgia Tech President G.P. Bud Peterson sent a message to the main GT listserv Tuesday. Im not sure I buy the bit about outside agitatorsone of the three people arrested was a Georgia Tech studentbut all in all I think its a pretty evenhanded response. Heres the whole message:

The events of the past few days have been incredibly difficult and challenging for the entire Georgia Tech community. Consistent with our traditions and values, it is especially important that during times like these we come together and support one another.

One of our student leaders, Scout Schultz, has died and we all bear the tremendous weight of that loss. I met Scout last year at the Lavender Graduation ceremony, and our entire Georgia Tech community is mourning the tragic loss of this smart and passionate young person. Losing a student, friend, colleague, and campus leader is one of the most difficult experiences that any of us will have to face.

Georgia Tech has gained national attention as a result of this incident, and while todays communications technologies provide us with almost instantaneous coverage, we must rely on professional investigation and evaluation, and not draw conclusions too quickly. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is currently investigating the incident and reviewing all of the circumstances surrounding Scouts death. Details will be revealed by the GBI as they become available.

For now, we are focusing on mourning the loss and remembering Scouts many contributions to the Georgia Tech community over the past four years. Last nights vigil at the Campanile that was coordinated by the Pride Alliance and the Progressive Student Alliance was attended by almost 500 community members including Scouts family. Unfortunately, they were also joined by several dozen others intent on creating a disturbance and inciting violence. We believe many of them were not part of our Georgia Tech community, but rather outside agitators intent on disrupting the event. They certainly did not honor Scouts memory nor represent our values by doing so.

Rest assured that our campus community is responding to these recent events in a positive and constructive manner, in spite of the many challenges they represent. I am grateful for our students, faculty, staff, campus leaders, and for our campus police. The response by our students to last nights events is particularly heartwarming they were on Facebook and Twitter through the night trying to find ways to show support and to say this is not who we are.

In closing, I want to convey t...

21:15

Trump"s Was One of the Most Bizarre UN Speeches in History "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The United Nations General Assemblys annual plenary session has heard a fair share of bizarre speeches by world leaders in the 72-year history of the world organization. U.S. President Donald Trumps speech on September 19, while intemperate and undiplomatic, was not the only rancorous diatribe or the most peculiar oration ever heard within the hall of nations.

Unity and Community: The Two Things the Cabal Fears Most "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Exploring Where Our Greatest Power Lies

By Shem El-Jamal

Over the centuries, there have been numerous uprisings by the people for the sake of freedom and liberation. We as human beings enjoy our ability to live our own lives and to choose for ourselves what we do and dont experience. However, there are those who do not consider common humanity to be worthy of this freedom.

As history has repeated, populations typically gather in various geographic areas which are ideal for successful society. Eventually, elitists take control of the populations with promises of greater order and protection. This order and protection eventually degrades into excessive control and oppression. After a time of oppression, the population realizes this control, chooses to be free, and eventually overthrows the elitists to regain their freedom.

This is the cycle of societal evolution, or so it would seem. Though the elite have an annoying way of recycling their societal control strategies, this control has been proven to be quite fragile in nature. In fact, it is now well-known that tyrannical governmentsthough they may appear powerfulhave plenty of weaknesses which oppressed people can exploit in order to free themselves from tyranny.

Problem, Reaction, Solution Examining the Details of the Hegelian Dialect and the Many Ways Youve Already Fallen Victim to It

In modern-day societyparticularly in Americathe strategies of liberation are very similar to what they have always been. Some may believe these strategies to involve some type of violence or direct physical opposition. Though some instances in the past have involved these activities, these are not always necessary in efforts of social and societal liberation.

Parasitic Tyranny

In previous articles, I have discussed extensively the nature of parasitic relationships among people and how these relationships can affect individuals and populations. These relationships typically occur between those who have excessive internal strength (who are usually oppressed) and those who have extreme lack of such strength (the oppressors).

For instance, the group known as the Cabal needs a large human population in order to benefit from their debt-based currency known as the petro-dollar. These Cabal exploiters hand out this fraudulent currency by the mil...

21:14

"Only Barbarians..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

Only barbarians are not curious about where they come from, 
how they came to be where they are, where they appear to be going, 
whether they wish to go there, and if so, why, and if not, why not.

- Isaiah Berlin

21:13

SEC Discloses Hackers Broke Into Edgar Corporate Filing System Last Year "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

This month has been full of breaches. Now, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the top U.S. markets regulator, has disclosed that hackers managed to hack into its financial document filing system and may have illegally profited from the stolen information. On Wednesday, the SEC announced that its officials learnt last month that a previously detected 2016 cyber attack, which

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