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Wednesday, 25 October

07:30

Camera-based, single-step two-factor authentication resilient to pictionary, shoulder surfing attacks "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A group of researchers from Florida International University and Bloomberg LP have created Pixie, a camera-based two-factor authentication system that could end up being a good alternative to passwords and biometrics-based 2FA options. About Pixie Pixie authentication is based on what the user has (the trinket) and what the user knows (the particular trinket among all the other objects that the user readily has access to, angle and viewpoint used to register the trinket), the More

06:00

Immersive technologies are game changers for cybersecurity job growth "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A new ESG study, which surveyed more than 500 people aged 16 to 24, revealed that 74% of respondents said the use of VR tools would increase their likelihood of pursuing cybersecurity careers. When respondents are told VR/AR technologies could be a feature of a cybersecurity tool: Lack of awareness and perceived high barriers With 1% of employed respondents working in cybersecurity and only 9% of all respondents showing an interest in pursuing a career More

05:55

United States Ambassador to Lesotho: Who Is Rebecca Eliza Gonzales? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Rebecca Eliza Gonzales, a career member of the Foreign Service, was appointed September 7, 2017 to be U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Lesotho. If shes confirmed, it will be her first such appointment.

 

Gonzales was born May 19, 1963, in Sumter, South Carolina, but considers herself a Texan. Her late father, Jose Rene, was an Air Force officer from San Benito, Texas. Her mothers name is Estella and she has a brother, Jerome. Gonzales graduated from George Washington University with a bachelors degree in international affairs in 1984 and with an MBA concentrating on international marketing in 1992. Before joining the Foreign Service that year, Gonzales worked as a paralegal and a secretarial assistant, and as a Freedom of Information officer at the State Department,

 

Gonzales first assignment, in 1992, was as a special assistant/economic/consular officer at the embassy in Panama City, Panama. In 1995, she was named a management/consular officer in Athens, Greece; and in 1997 a general services officer in Bogot, Colombia.

 

Gonzales was sent to New Delhi, India, in 2000 as a financial management officer in the embassy there. Two years later, she was a supervisory general services officer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Gonzales returned to Washington in 2004 as post management officer in the Bureau of Near East Affairs. The following year, she was made special assistant in the Office of the Under Secretary for Management.

 

In 2006, Gonzales was sent to the U.S. embassy in Botswana as a management officer. She moved to Pretoria, South Africa, in 2010 as deputy management counselor.

 

Gonzales was back in Washington in 2013, first as deputy executive director in the Bureau of Near East Affairs, and then in 2016 as chief of staff in the Bureau of Administration, a post she held at the time of her nomination.

 

Gonzales speaks Spanish and Greek.

-Steve Straehley

 

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04:15

FSC mulls rule change to allow certification for recent deforesters "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The certification organization Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) took a step toward allowing timber companies that have cut down forests since 1994 to apply for the organizations stamp of approval. Current rules bar any company that has deforested areas to convert them to timber plantations since FSCs inception 23 years ago from certification. The passage of Motion 7 at the General Assembly meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Oct. 13 did not change that. However, its approval by the organizations membership, comprising private companies, individuals and conservation NGOs, indicates that FSCs requirements could change. Proponents argue that the measure would increase access to certification in developing economies. But some question about how effective certification actually is and say that changing the date could increase the destruction of forests. A timber plantation in Malaysia. Photo by Rhett A. Butler / Mongabay. I think its becoming more and more apparent for FSC that this 1994 rule is becoming like a blockage, said Aditya Bayunanda of WWF Indonesia. The FSC should be open to all. Bayunanda proposed the motion, which allows discussions about changing this regulation to continue. In his view, a rule change would allow the participation of companies from developing countries, whose economies were just getting going around the time FSC was created. It wasnt by design, Bayunanda said in an interview. It was just like that. Allowing these companies to earn certification would require them to adhere to FSCs standards regarding biodiversity conservation and the protection of human rights, Bayunanda said, and he cautioned that

04:10

US on the Verge of a Failed State, 1858 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF Good morning, Im still reporting on: US on the Verge of a Failed State, 1858 Synopsis: Im so sorry to have to run this weekly update by Judicial Watchs Tom Fitton in a way, because Tom is a man of character he can be trusted and his highly informed opinion is that the level of corruption in the FBI and the Justice Department is so high now that the US is on the verge of becoming a failed state at least when it comes to honestly prosecuting and routing out corruption in high places. Unless President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions jump in here and knock some heads together to get the truth out, we are no better in this regard than any old so-called banana republic where the concept of equal justice under the law does not exist, and that means that the rule of law no longer exists, and that is the difference between a civilized society and the law of the jungle. [insert] Where is President Trump? This is the core of the conspiracy against the United States. Where is Jeff Sessions? Boy have you let us down. And the argument that we have to protect the integrity of the FBI and the Justice Department? Hogwash. The way you have integrity is to admit it when you make a mistake. Covering up a failed system will never do it. And thats just what those who hate America want. They want to embed a deep-seated distrust in government. Well this will certainly do it. The only way to get rid of this cancer is to open the wound and flush it out. Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. https://www.jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF SeaShell Diamond Galleries, 808-338-9988, email: SeaShellDiamondGallery@gmail.com website: https://www.seashelldiamondgallery.com Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening P...

04:10

1857, The Worst Scandal in US History, 1857 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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04:09

October 24: Daily Contrarian Reads "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Why The Next Stock Market Crash Will Be Bigger And Faster Than Ever Before In fact, US stocks have only been more expensive two times since 1881.  According to Yale economist Robert Shillers Cyclically Adjusted Price to Earnings (CAPE) ratio which is the market price divided by ten years average earnings the S&P []

04:06

Trump Puts B-52s on Alert, 1856 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

- Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com Good morning, Im still reporting on: Trump Puts B 52s on Alert, 1856 Synopsis: President Trump has authorized the Air Force to prepare to put its fleet of B-52s back on 24-hour alert a status not seen since the end of the Cold War in 1991. Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. David Goldfein said during a tour of Barksdale Air Force Base in Lousiana, the home of the 2nd Bomb Wing and Air Force Global Strike Command: This is yet one more step in ensuring that were prepared. I look at it more as not planning for any specific event, but more for the reality of the global situation we find ourselves in and how we ensure were prepared going forward. Its no longer a bipolar world where its just us and the Soviet Union. Weve got other players out there who have nuclear capability. Its never been more important to make sure that we get this mission right. Over 744 B-52s have been built with the first birds going in service in 1955. Today 58 are still in active service with 18 in reserve. The bomber can carry 70,000 pounds of weapons and has a typical combat range of more than 8,800 miles without refueling, while flying at just below the speed of sound at about 50,000 feet. The latest upgrades to the B-52s were done between 2013 and 2015. They are now expected to serve into the 2040s. The flight line at Barksdale AFB is being renovated to accommodate a number of B-52s which will be parked at the end of the 11,000-foot runway. Sleeping quarters for up to 100 crew are being renovated so that crews can sleep close enough to their bombers to simply run to their planes and be in the air within minutes. Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. https://www.jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF SeaShell Diamond Galleries, 808-338-9988, email: SeaShellDiamondGallery@gmail.com website: https://www.seashelldiamondgallery.com Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. B......

04:05

The impact of threat hunting on your security operations "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The main goal of threat hunting is to find traces attackers have left behind in the organizations IT environment. These traces can date back to already solved crises or can be the first indicator of an ongoing attack. In general, threat hunting can be most efficiently implemented by organizations that already have a solid, mature information security operations center (SOC) and computing incident response team (CIRT). While the latter two are holding the fort (so More

04:05

2018 Voters Will Insist on Swamp Drainers, 1853 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Good morning, Im still reporting on: 2018 Voters Will Insist on Swamp Drainers, 1853 Synopsis: Well, the 5 living presidents got together in Houston to raise money for the flood victims. Thats good, but it just reminds me that these guys are the swamp. They look alike, talk alike and dont criticize each other. In fact, the only criticism was by President George W. Bush who last week in thinly-veiled terms blasted President Trump. What a traitor! If it wasnt for the bravado, and hard work and financial independence of Donald Trump, wed now be sitting under President Hillary Clinton. And talk about swamp gas .! Sure enough, Anne Sorock, executive director of The Frontier Labs says that those uni-party, past presidents are going to be in for a serious surprise in 2018 as the Monster Vote will rise again and probably in a bigger way than it did last year because they are not losing strength, they are still gaining and the polls absolutely still refuse to recognize this. The partisan polls are killing themselves by refusing to acknowledge the truth Trumps power is still growing. Sorock says that the American voters are seeing right through all these petty diversions the left wing of the uni-party is throwing up. The latest, for example was the claim that President Trump insulted a gold-star mother. They are also fed up with Congress not allowing Trump to do what they sent Trump to Washington to do. And they know exactly who to blame. And they trust that Trump to protect the USA - to protect freedom. Here is the main issue for the Monster voters: They are asking for [Congress] to say, through [their] work, that [they still] love America and want it to survive. Sorock told The Daily Caller News Foundation: The perception of one party rule is the biggest threat facing the nation as there seems to be little to distinguish the governing parties in voters minds. Unless the Republican Congress changes course fast the 2018 midterm elections will be a rude awakening for the GOP. Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. https://www.jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF SeaShell Diamond Galleries, 808-338-9988, email: SeaShellDiamondGallery@gmail.com website: https://www.seashelldiamondgallery.com Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our websit......

04:05

Message from Anon DK -- A Life in MK Ultra "IndyWatch Feed World"

*~~ Message From Anon DK: A Life in MKUltra~~*



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October 18

MkUltra and Randal Turner

The Reagan Assassination Attempt:

This is the event Randal has proof of to validate himself and all he has to expose. We can see in his video footage Randal locks himself in the back seat of the patrol car.

Patrol Car Video: https://vid.me/88Yr8

He carried the nuclear codes and after the shooting rang out he stood up and went to the limo Reagan had been pushed into and tried to open the door but the limo drove off.

Randal then ran up the driveway to the upper Hilton which can be seen in the video.

Photo Transition Video: https://vid.me/d3c2N

As he was running he came across a patrol car and told the driver he had the nuclear codes and needed to locate where they took Reagan.

The officer had Randal get into the back seat and drove back down to the scene of the shooting where they tried to place John Hinckley Jr. inside the patrol car.

Randal having the nuclear codes tried to wave them away but the officer trying to open the door was not paying attention and reached in unlocking the door.
...

04:05

Gobierno espaol redobla exigencias para detener indita intervencin en Catalua "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Segn reportan varios medios locales El Gobierno de Mariano Rajoy ha vuelto a insistir en sus exigencias a las autoridades catalanas para evitar una probable e indita intervencin en ese territorio.

El ministro espaol de Justicia, Rafael Catal, valor como un buen paso hacia la solucin del conflicto territorial que el presidente cataln, Carles Puigdemont, acudiera al Senado antes de aprobarse la aplicacin del artculo 155 de la Constitucin.

La Cmara alta de las Cortes Generales (parlamento bicameral espaol) debe refrendar el prximo viernes, al amparo del citado precepto constitucional, la peticin del ejecutivo de Rajoy de intervenir la autonoma para frenar sus planes secesionistas.

De recibir luz verde en el Senado, donde el oficialista Partido Popular goza de mayora absoluta, la activacin del 155 conllevara la destitucin de Puigdemont y de todos sus consejeros (ministros).

Los poderes solicitados por Rajoy comprenden tambin el control de las finanzas de esa regin de 7,5 millones de habitantes, de su polica (los Mossos dEsquadra) y de los medios de comunicacin pblicos, as como la limitacin de funciones del parlamento.

Que en una crisis tan importante como la que estamos viviendo explique sus motivos (ante el Senado), sin duda es un buen camino para la bsqueda de soluciones, seal Catal en declaraciones a Radio Nacional de Espaa.

Advirti, sin embargo, que con una mera convocatoria a elecciones anticipadas por parte de la Generalitat (autogobierno cataln) no se arreglaran las cosas.

Sin duda, un nuevo escenario poltico podr ayudar a resolver los problemas, pero en este momento el incumplimiento de las obligaciones del seor Puigdemont no se soluciona exclusivamente convocando elecciones, remarc.

Si la Generalitat quiere evitar la aplicacin del artculo 155, nunca antes utilizado en casi cuatro dcadas de democracia, el lder separatista debera ir ms all y aclarar expresamente si proclam o no la independencia de Catalua, enfatiz el titular de Justicia.

El parlamento cataln tiene previsto celebrar el jueves un pleno para dar una respuesta a las rigurosas medidas de Rajoy.

En esa sesin extraordinaria, los partidos separatistas, que controlan la cmara regional, podran consumar una declaracin unilateral de independencia, compromiso dejado en suspenso por Puigdemont el 10 de octubre para propiciar un dilogo con Madr...

04:04

Vaccine Nightmare "IndyWatch Feed World"

Vaccine Nightmare | Vaccine-Nightmare | General Health Medical & Health Sleuth Journal Special Interests Vaccines

By Celeste McGovern, Greenmedinfo

The ordeal and triumph of a family struck by GSKs narcolepsy-inducing Pandemrix.

Claire Crisp watched her three-year-old daughter bump down the stairs in her PJs dotted with blue Easter bunnies. Little Mathilda stood unsteadily on the kitchen tiles, the sun streaming in the window behind her, her lids heavy on her blue eyes, her blonde hair matted from sleep though it was mid-day. She reached her hands out and pleaded softly, Mu-uh-Ma, then crumpled to the floor.

Claire shouted and rushed to her daughter. She could see she was breathing but she was unresponsive and as limp as a rag doll. It didnt look like a seizure but she couldnt tell if her littlest child was conscious.

Tildas sudden bizarre collapses were becoming more frequent and they were just one of a growing list of terrifying symptoms that had begun in recent weeks.  She used to sleep soundly but now she had night terrors and woke inconsolable, sometimes 30 or more times each night.  She used to be so bubbly and engaging but now she slept for hours of the day, but she never woke refreshed. So exhausted, the little girl who had been bright and polite was grouchy and prone to tantrums. She complained of excruciating pain in her joints. There were disturbing neurological symptoms too; muscle weakness and head-bobbing so she sometimes looked like a dashboard doll. She had begun rolling her tongue around inside her bottom lip compulsively. Worst of all, little Mathilda, pale and dishevelled, was becoming increasingly remote and withdrawn so Claire felt her daughter was vanishing before her eyes.

The ordeal is recounted in the award-winning non-fiction book, Waking M...

04:04

From Democracy to Freedom Presentations : In Philadelphia, Richmond, and... "IndyWatch Feed World"

This winter, we will be offering presentations on our new book, From Democracy to Freedom. If you can arrange something for us in your town, university, or elsewhere, please contact us: rollingthunder@crimethinc.com. Below are the details about the next two presentations, coming up this weekend in Philadelphia and Richmond.

Presentation: From Democracy to Freedom

Democracy is the most universal political ideal of our day. George Bush invoked it to justify invading Iraq; Obama congratulated the rebels of Tahrir Square for bringing it to Egypt; Occupy Wall Street claimed to have distilled its pure form. From the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea to the autonomous region of Rojava, practically every government and popular movement calls itself democratic.

And yet it was democracy that brought Donald Trump to power, not to mention Adolf Hitler.

What is democracy, precisely? How can we defend ourselves against democratically-elected tyrants? Is there a difference between government and self-determination, and are there other ways to describe what we are doing together when we make decisions? Drawing on the latest book from the CrimethInc. collective, the presenters will explore these questions and more. Join us for a lively discussion!

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04:04

DON'T TRY TO BREAK US WE'LL EXPLODE : Der G20 2017 in Hamburg umfassender Bericht und Analyse. "IndyWatch Feed World"

G20.

Der G20 Gipfel 2017 provozierte die bislang heftigsten Auseinandersetzungen in Deutschland in diesem Jahrhundert. Wir waren vor Ort und haben kontinuierlich berichtet; in dem Monat, der seitdem vergangen ist, haben wir die Berichte aus Hamburg zusammengebracht und einen komplette Chronologie und Analyse hergestellt. Herausgekommen ist eine epische Geschichte von Staatsgewalt und breitem Widerstand dagegen, welcher auf diesem Level bislang sowohl in den USA wie auch in Nordeuropa kaum beobachtet werden konnte.

In den nchsten Wochen wird dieser Text auch als Broschre erscheinen, die dann kostenlos bei www.black-mosquito.org bestellbar sein wird. Zine als PDF runterladen.

Der Hhepunkt der Aktionen Freitag Nacht am Rande der polizeifreien Zone.

Die Kurzversion: Die Polizei versuchte mit roher Gewalt all jene, die gekommen waren um gegen den G20 zu protestieren zu isolieren und zu terrorisieren. Im Lauf der Geschehnisse brachten sie so einen groen Teil der Bevlkerung gegen sich auf und die Stadt geriet auer Kontrolle. Dies ruft uns wieder ins Bewusstsein, dass die wichtigsten Ereignisse an den Rndern von jedem gegebenen Konflikt stattfinden die Verbreitung von Rebellion ist bedeutsamer, als die Aktionen selbsternannter Radikaler. Die Strategie der Polizei unterstreicht wie wichtig altbekannte Zwangsmittel fr die Herrschaft der G20 sind; nichtsdestotrotz konnten wir beobachten wie eine entschlossene Bevlkerung selbst die best-trainierte und ausgerstete Polizei aus-manvrieren kann. Wenn 31.000 militarisierte Polizist_innen, die ihr ganzes Repertoire bis kurz vor tdlicher Gewalt anwenden, nicht in der Lage sind die Ordnung beim wichtigsten und bestgesicherten Ereignis des Jahres in der reichsten Nation Europas aufrecht zu erhalten; dann ist es vielleicht auch wieder vorstellbar, eine Revolution zu denken.

Also mssen wir damit anfangen die Courage all jener die sich gegen den G20 aufgelehnt haben sei dies durch das Organisieren von Demonstrationen, die Unterbringung von Gsten nachdem die Polizei die Camps angriff, durch das Mitlaufen im Black Bloc, durch die medizinische Hilfe fr Opfer von Poli...

04:04

First Hollywood Big Wig Fired For Sexually Abusing Children "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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As The Free Thought Project has predicted on numerous occasions, Harvey Weinsteins demise is allowing for the era of secrecy and silence involving pedophilia in Hollywood to finally be exposed forcing change. (TFTP) On Friday, youth talent agent Tyler Grasham was fired from APA talent agency following sexual abuse allegations from many of the []

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04:01

Reverse Polish Notation and its Mildly Confusing Elegance "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The best rummage sale purchase I ever made was a piece of hardware that used Reverse Polish Notation. I know what youre thinking RPN sounds like a sales gimmick and I got taken for a fool. But I assure you its not only real, but a true gem in the evolution of computing.

Best rummage sale find ever!Best rummage sale find ever!

Sometime in the 1980s when I was a spotty teen, I picked up a calculator at a rummage sale. Protected by a smart plastic case, it was a pretty good condition Sinclair Scientific that turned out when I got it home to have 1975 date codes on its chips, and since anything with a Sinclair badge was worth having it became mine for a trifling amount of money. It had a set of corroded batteries that had damaged one of its terminals, but with the application of a bit of copper strip I had a working calculator.

And what a calculator! It didnt have many buttons at a time wh...

04:01

Jims Mailbox "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Jim/Bill, This is part of a memo from a company (Ill call it XYZ) that a good friend of mine works for: When we reviewed our current insurance with Axxxx this year, we realized that we needed to find a better solution. XYZ has absorbed the health insurance premium rate increases for the last 2... Read more

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04:01

Setting the Stage to Commit a Massacre in Gaza "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Fifty years after the Six-Day War, the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip shows no end in sight. Acclaimed historian Ilan Papp provides a comprehensive and damning account of the occupation in his new book, The Biggest

04:00

If The Treatment Doesnt Kill Ya, The Side-Effects Will "IndyWatch Feed World"

I used to live in the woods, and drank directly from a stream. I hunted deer, fished for salmon, gathered herbs, Roots and mushrooms for food and medicine. Life was beautiful. There... The post If The Treatment Doesnt Kill Ya, The Side-Effects Will appeared first on disinformation.

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04:00

The Internet Has A Kill Switch: A Globalist Mole Has His Finger On It "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Stephen D. Crocker has been enriching himself and his globalist cronies since the 1960s

INVESTIGATE FOR TREASON: Crocker turned over Internet naming control to globalist forces under Obama on Oct. 1, 2016

By Anonymous Patriots
AIM4truth.org

(Oct. 19, 2017)A year ago, on Oct. 01, 2016, Obama turned over control of the internet to an international body. The organization is called ICANN  (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority).

The chairman of ICANN was and still is Stephen D. Crocker.

Crockers resume is a rats nest. AFI researchers are now familiar with the globalist pattern of confusion and obfuscation, and Crockers resume is classical misdirection.

In summary, Crocker has been funded by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) since 1965 when he entered UCLA in math and computer science. He eventually received his PhD in 1977 in computer science. During that time, he spent time at MIT studying cryptography. Notably, Crocker helped develop the first protocols for ARPAnet that is now called the Internet.

In the 1980s, Crocker ran Trusted Information Systems (TIS) that later became McAfee Security, and is now part of Intel.

On Jun. 07, 1993, while at TIS, Crocker participated in an FBI meeting requesting an encryption backdoor key for all computer hardware, software and firmware. The meeting was sponsored by the globalist Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Clinton chief of staff John Podesta and Clinton national security adviser James P. Chandler, III.

Crockers Pentagon Public-Private Collusion: The Highlands Forum

Then, in late 1994 a year later, Crocker became a permanent member of the secret Highlands Forum sponsored by the Secretary of Defense. This forum meets to this day. These meetings are likely highly illegal since they involve private companies with no opportunity given for competitive par...

04:00

In The News Today "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Bill Holters Commentary $2 trillion short bet on volatility? Dont bet on it. The best quote in this article is Volatility isnt broken, the market is! In The Shadows Of Black Monday Volatility Isnt BrokenThe Market IsOctober 21, 2017 The Ouroboros, a Greek word meaning tail devourer, is the ancient symbol of a snake... Read more

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04:00

If Trump Keeps Up Like This, Would HE Be Able To Be Elected Dogcatcher In Tennessee? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Last year, Trump beat Hillary 60.7% to 34.7% in Tennessee, a very solid win. Hillary won just 3 counties of the state's 95. She won Shelby Co., the state's most populous by a wide margin-- 206,640 (62.3%) to 114,948 (34.6%) and nearby Haywood Co.-- 3,704 (54.3%) to 3,020 (44.2%). Hillary also kicked Trump's ass in Tennessee's second most populous county, Davidson, which includes Nashville. She won 148,473 (60.3%) to 84,365 (34.3%).

In 2012, when Bob Corker was up to reelection, he did about 5 points better than Trump wound up doing, winning 64.9% of the vote. That's because he won Davidson Co, where Trump failed so miserably. The only counties Corker lost were Shelby and Haywood. So this morning when Trump went into a twitter rage against Corker, claiming, among the other nonsense that Corker "couldn't get elected dog catcher in Tennessee," it was just so much hot air. Trump was preparing for his lunch with Republican senators, many of whom hate his guts and, according to one chief of staff to a big-time Republican senator, is much more disliked by Republicans in the Senate than Obama ever was.


Keep in mind that Todd Womack, Corker's chief of staff went on the record to say that Trump flat out lied about Corker asking, let alone begging, for Trump's e...

04:00

4 tornadoes strike area around Jakarta, Indonesia "IndyWatch Feed World"

As Jakarta transitions into the rainy season, most of the Indonesian capital's residents are probably worried about the possibility of epic flooding like in years past, but a series of tornadoes, one in Bekasi and three off the coast of Jakarta in the capital's Pulau Seribu (Thousand Islands) subdistrict show there are other kinds of extreme weather phenomenon we need to watch out for. The Bekasi Regional Disaster Mitigation Task Force (BPBD) says a tornado hit several homes on Jalan Raya Pangkalan II in Jakarta's satellite city of Bekasi on Sunday afternoon. Fortunately, there were no casualties or injuries reported. However, the BPBD says a total of 20 homes were hit by the twister causing about IDR 60 million (USD 4,436) in damages, mostly to the roofs of the buildings. A post shared by Telegram VIDEO (@telegramvid) on Oct 23, 2017 at 3:37am PDT

04:00

The Case for Small Southern Towns "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This piece is inspired by Bo Wrights recent article about his move to a midsize Rust Belt city and away from a small southern town as well as by a recent Strong Towns podcast episode that featured Catherine Auston Fitts, who shared the concept of a Popsicle Index. Today, Strong Towns member Haile McCollum is making the case for why she's staying in her small southern town


Admittedly, my kids are bigger fans of hotdogs than popsicles.

Admittedly, my kids are bigger fans of hotdogs than popsicles.

Having bounced from coast to coast and a few places in between (5 states before my 19th birthday) I found myself with a profound need to find my place, a place that I felt fully at home. A place to put down roots. A place where my future kids could walk to get a popsicle.

14 years ago we chose to move to a small southern town called Thomasville in southwest Georgia, where my husband and my mother both grew up, for a handful of reasons:

  1. Property was incredibly cheap.

  2. It has a walkable downtown, a deep appreciation for historic preservation and good schools.

  3. It has a history of 100 years of pretty good civic decisions behind it.

  4. It seemed like a great place to raise a family.

All of that seemed good on paper, but we did have to take a big risk. Neither of us had jobs, and those are hard to come by in small towns.

I started a small printing and design business that, within three years, was employing 11 people. My husband bought a 1,200 square foot 1920s bungalow for $35,000. It didnt have sheetrock, HVAC, plumbing or electricity. He lived in a Shasta camp trailer (an old one, with wings!) behind an insurance office in town until it was ready to live in. He rehabilitated about 10 houses and sold them for a profit (not a big profit, but an incremental one) in the first few years. He eventually built this start into a successful real estate brokerage firm.

Today, I'd like to reflect on why we are staying in Thomasville. Its not that we dont think about other placeswe play the if you could move anywhere game pretty of...

03:59

Getting the Left to Embrace US Exceptionalism "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Exclusive: Neocons have deftly used the Lefts hatred of President Trump and the demonizing of Russia to lure liberals and progressives into an interventionist mindset to defend American exceptionalism, observes James W. Carden. By James W. Carden Last year, Donald

03:59

Roy Moore: Gay Marriage Ruling Worse Than 1857 Slavery Ruling "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Oh boy Via The Hill: Republican Alabama Senate nominee Roy Moore once argued that the Supreme Courts decision to legalize gay marriage was even worse than its ruling in the 19th century Dred Scott case, which found that African-Americans were not citizens, and therefore property. Yes, sir. I was simply pointing out that in 1857 []

03:58

Research finds ketamine can help greatly reduce migraine pain "IndyWatch Feed World"

Research has suggested that the horse tranquiliser ketamine could help millions of migraine sufferers overcome the throbbing pain of the debilitating headaches. The drug, which is widely abused for recreational purposes, has been found to be an effective treatment for people who fail to respond to other medications. A study published in the Journal of Headache and Pain found that the drug, which is know by the street name of "Special K," reduced the severity of headaches for 75 percent of sufferers. Details of the study were presented at the Anesthesiology Annual Meeting which is taking place in Boston, MA, this week.

03:57

Hackers hit plastic surgery, threaten to release patient list and photographs "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Hackers hit plastic surgery, threaten to release patient list and photographs

Other cosmetic surgeries who wish to avoid hackers damage their public image would be wise to invest properly in security now, or face the consequences later.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

03:55

Street art by SacSix in New York "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Street art by SacSix in New York (photo Katie).


Tagged: graffiti, street art ...

03:55

Reportan desaparicin de Frida, estudiante de la BUAP "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Desde el pasado viernes no se sabe nada sobre la ubicacin de Frida Gmez, quien estudia Criminologa en la BUAP desde hace ao y medio.Regeneracin, 24 de octubre de 2017.- El pasado 20 de octubre, Frida Melissa Gmez Prez, originaria de Tilzapotla, Morelos y estudiante de la Benemrita Universidad Autnoma de Puebla (BUAP), sali del []

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03:52

Magnitude 6.7 141km NNE of Palue, Indonesia October 24, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

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Magnitude 6.7
141km NNE of Paue, Indonesia
2017-10-24 10:47:47 UTC
-7.236S   123.040E

549.2 km depth

 


03:50

Best Bicycle For Preparedness? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Best Bicycle For Preparedness? by Ken Jorgustin Modern Survival Blog The best bicycle for preparedness is the one that you have! That said, maybe theres a better or best bicycle There are a number of considerations when choosing what...

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03:48

30,000 Studies of Foundational Biomedical Science Had Errors Due to Contaminated Cells "IndyWatch Feed World"

Researchers recently announced that significant, possibly foundational parts of the field of biomedical science could be rendered invalid, because of a long history of flawed data. It was described as a systemic failure in flawed data that goes back several decades.

A recent investigation alleges that over 30,000 published scientific studies are wrought with errors due to their use of falsely identified cell lines. Apparently what they call immortalcells contaminated other research cultures in a laboratory.

One immortal cell line was the topic of a film recently, about an African American woman named Henrietta Lacks whose cervical cancer cells were stolen without her knowledge or consent on February 8, 1951. She died of cancer on October 4 the same year, and her family was unaware that her cancer cells would be used to make an untold amount of profit.

Her cervical cancer cells were turned into the oldest and most commonly used immortal cell line. It is called the HeLa cell line.

The immortal cells were used in Jonas Salks infamous Polio vaccine in 1952. The vaccine ended up being responsible for an untold number of people getting cancer, and it was officially claimed that it was due to the Rhesus monkey kidney cells in the vaccine being contaminated with a cancer causing virus, SV40.

According to Wikipedia:

Scientists have grown an estimated 20 tons of HeLa cells, and there are almost 11,000 patents involving these cells. The HeLa cell lines are known to overtake other cell cultures in laboratory settings and it is estimated that HeLa cells, at one point, contaminated millions of dollars worth of biological research.

So the 30,000 + published studies are now compromised because cell cultures in the lab were contaminated with immortal cells (possibly even HeLa cells).

For example, a researcher studying lung cancer might publish a paper based on experiments with cells that were not from the lung, b...

03:47

High-Energy Gamma Ray Laser Sources Possible According to Simulations "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Researchers have created a model that suggests that the peak energy of gamma ray lasers could be massively increased:

Previous simulations have suggested that as laser peak powers reach lofty petawatt levels, the laser field itself can start to run into fundamental limits. Those limits are tied to strong-field quantum electrodynamic (QED) effects, which can, through complex feedbacks, eventually sap the energy of the laser field driving them. As a result, it's generally been assumed that efficient gamma-ray production from these new petawatt-peak-power lasers would be limited to energies well under a billion electron volts (GeV).

Now, researchers from Sweden, Russia and the United Kingdom have re-crunched the numbers, and suggested that this fundamental limit might not be so fundamental after all (Phys. Rev. X, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevX.7.041003). The team's modeling suggests that, by tweaking the laser pulse intensity and duration in the right way, it's possible to tune the system to minimize the energy-depleting effects and maximize the creation of gamma rays. This, says the team, would allow the radiation from the high-power laser to be "converted into a well-collimated flash of GeV photons."

Thus far, the scenario, requiring lasers with peak powers on the order of 10 PW, has been proved out only on the computer. But the authors hope to see it verified in practice as such powerful lasers start [to] come on line with the maturing of the ELI and other projectsa development that, they maintain, "could enable a new era of experiments in photonuclear and quark-nuclear physics."


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03:46

Russian Site-Blocking Chiefs Under Investigation For Fraud "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Over the past several years, Rozcomnadzor has become a highly controversial government body in Russia. With responsibility for ordering web-blockades against sites the country deems disruptive, its effectively Russias online censorship engine.

In total, Rozcomnadzor has ordered the blocking of more than 82,000 sites. Within that total, at least 4,000 have been rendered inaccessible on copyright grounds, with an additional 41,000 innocent platforms blocked as collateral damage.

This massive over-blocking has been widely criticized in Russia but until now, Rozcomnadzor has appeared pretty much untouchable. However, a scandal is now engulfing the organization after at least four key officials were charged with fraud offenses.

News that something was potentially amiss began leaking out two weeks ago, when Russian publication Vedomosti reported on a court process in which the initials of the defendants appeared to coincide with officials at Rozcomnadzor.

The publication suspected that three men were involved; Roskomnadzor spokesman Vadim Ampelonsky, head of the legal department Boris Yedidin, and Alexander Veselchakov, who acts as an advisor to the head of the department monitoring radio frequencies.

The prosecutions case indicated that the defendants were involved in fraud committed by an organized group either on an especially large scale or entailing the deprivation of citizens rights. Indeed, no further details were made available, with the head of Rozcomnadzor Alexander Zharov claiming he knew nothing about a criminal case and refusing to answer questions.

It later transpired that four employees had been charged with fraud, including Anastasiya Zvyagintseva, who acts as the general director of CRFC, an agency under the control of Rozcomnadzor.

According to Kommersant, Zvyagintsevas involvement is at the core of the matter. She claims to have been forced to put ghost employees on the payroll, whose salaries were then paid to existing employees in order to increase their salaries.

The investigation into the scandal certainly runs deep. Its reported that FSB officers have been spying on Rozcomnadzor officials for six months, listening to their phone conversations, monitoring their bank accounts, and even watching the ATM machines they used.

Local media report...

03:45

NASA, and the Criminal Denial of Climate Engineering "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Dane Wigington

NASA is nothing more than a tool for the military industrial complex to carry out their nefarious agendas and to cover up their tracks. No matter how blatant and glaring the ongoing geoengineering atmospheric aerosol spraying is over our heads each and every day, so long as there is an official agency like NASA to tell the public it isnt so, the geoengineering crimes of planetary omnicide continue to be hidden in plain site. Perhaps the greatest lie the power structure has perpetrated on populations around the world is the condensation trail grand deception. ALL commercial airlines and ALL military tankers are outfitted with a high bypass turbofan jet engine. This engine is a jet powered fan that is designed for maximum fuel efficiency. 85% of the air that passes through this jet engine is NON COMBUSTED. By design, the high bypass turbofan jet engine is nearly incapable of producing any condensation trail except under the most rare and extreme of circumstances. With this in mind, why does NASA (and other official agencies) tell us that there is nothing strange or unusual about satellite images like the one below taken on October 16th, 2017.

The geoengineering aerosol spraying operations along the West Coast of the North American continent are relentless.

NASA made the following statement in reference to the video satellite animation just below the quote.

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Contrails are showing up nicely across California today. These are NOT associated with the wildfires.

03:45

Judge Jeanine Blasts Clinton-Obama Uranium Deal, 1854 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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03:45

Planned Parenthood Whistleblowers Release First Of New Video Series Inside Baby Body Part Business Partner "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

David Daleiden and his controversial Center for Medical Progress released the first in yet another series of revealing videos about the abortion industry today. This time, it takes a new angle: How did Planned Parenthood procure baby body parts? Who worked with Planned Parenthood to procure these parts, and why?

First Day at StemExpress Inside Planned Parenthood shows a conversation between Daleiden and Holly ODonnell, a former StemExpress employee, recounting her first day on the job, which included examining aborted baby parts. StemExpress is a biomedical company that installed employees at Planned Parenthood clinics and paid per specimen for human parts obtained there.

ODonnells whistleblower testimony and eyewitness experience corroborates Planned Parenthoods many violations of federal law, which CMP revealed in previous undercover videos and which the House Select Panel and Senate Judiciary Committee uncovered in their recent investigations.

Welcome to Your New Job Dissecting People

In the video, ODonnell describes her first day working for StemExpress inside a Planned Parenthood clinic. She didnt know the details of her job, and the first thing her employer showed her was a clear pie dish full of POCproducts of conceptionincluding baby parts and blood.

Shes showing me parts of, this is a leg, this is an arm, and then she says, Put some gloves on. So I put the gloves on. She hands me the tweezers, and she goes, Oh, can you show me some of the parts I just showed you? I said, Yeah. And I put the tweezers in, and I put it on one of the limbs, and Ive never felt this in my life, I felt the pain radiate through my hand. You can feel the death go up through, you know, it was something that was just alive. And I grabbed it, and I felt that, and I started to get woozy.

Critics of the video are likely to either discount the eyewitness testimony as a he-said-she-said scenario, despite her story corroborating the previous undercover videos Daleiden released, or shrug off StemExpress involvement as merely medical research. Still, according to CMPs press release,

StemExpress is a major supplier of aborted fetal body parts for experimentation and has been a key subject of interest in CMPs undercover footage. Planned Parent...

03:44

BOOM! Trey Gowdy Launches Investigation Into DOJs Handling of Hillary Clinton Email Scandal "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

House Oversight chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and House Judiciary chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) have jointly announced they will launch a probe into the Justice Departments handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Decisions made by the Department of Justice in 2016 have led to a host of outstanding questions that must be answered, say Gowdy and Bob Goodlatte.

The House Judiciary tweeted the following announcement:

Our justice system is represented by a blind-folded woman holding a set of scales. Those scales do not tip to the right or the left; they do not recognize wealth, power, or social status. The impartiality of our justice system is the bedrock of our republic and our fellow citizens must have confidence in its objectivity, independence, and evenhandedness. The law is the most equalizing force in this country. No entity or individual is exempt from oversight.

Decisions made by the Department of Justice in 2016 have led to a host of outstanding questions that must be answered. These include, but are not limited to:

  • FBIs decision to publicly announce the investigation into Secretary Clintons handling of classified information but not to publicly announce the investigation into campaign associates of then-candidate Donald Trump;
  • FBIs decision to notify Congress by formal letter of the status of the investig...

03:43

Washington speeds up collision course with Europe over Iran "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Finian Cunningham | RT | October 24, 2017 The Trump administration is accelerating on a collision course with its European allies over the Iran nuclear deal. Washington is essentially demanding the EU joins in backdoor sanctions against Iran or face financial penalties. In short: browbeating, arm-twisting, and bribery. In a sign of the []

03:41

A Deep Data Dive for Gravitational Lenses "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

We seem to be entering new eras faster than I can track. Certainly the gravitational wave event GW170817 demonstrates how exciting the prospects for this new kind of astronomy are, with its discovery of a neutron star merger producing a heavy-metal seeding kilonova. But remember, too, how early we are in the exoplanet hunt. The first exoplanets ever detected were found as recently as 1992 around the pulsar PSR B1257+12. Discoveries mushroom. Weve gone from a few odd planets around a single pulsar to thousands of exoplanets in a mere 25 years.

Were seeing changes that propel discovery at an extraordinarily fast pace. Look throughout the spectrum of ideas and you can also see that were applying artificial intelligence to huge datasets, mining not only recent but decades-old information for new insights. Todays problem isnt so much data acquisition as it is data storage, retrieval and analysis. For the data are there in vast numbers, soon to be augmented by huge new telescopes and space missions that will take our analysis of planetary atmospheres down from gas giants to Earth-size worlds.

Consider what a team of European astronomers has come up with by way of gravitational lensing. Working at universities in Groningen, Naples and Bonn, the scientists have deployed artificial intelligence algorithms similar to those that have been used in the marketplace by the likes of Google, Facebook and Tesla. Feeding a neural network with astronomical data, the team was able to spot 56 new gravitational lens candidates. All of this in a field of study that normally demands sorting thousands of images and putting human volunteers to work.

Image: With the help of artificial intelligence, astronomers discovered 56 new gravity lens candidates. This picture shows a sample of the handmade photos of gravitational lenses that the astronomers used to train their neural network. Credit and copyright: Enrico Petrillo (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen).

The teams astronomical data were drawn from the optical Kilo Degree Survey (KiDS). Working the data is a convolutional neural network of the kind Googles AlphaGo used to beat Lee Sedol, the worlds best Go player. Carlo Enrico Petrillo (University of Groningen, The Netherlands) and team first fed the network millions of training images of gravitational lenses, a project that displayed the lensing properties the researchers wanted to identify.

The images from the Kilo Degree Survey cover...

03:40

Future of Brexit is up to UK, Tusk warns May "IndyWatch Feed War"

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One of the EUs most senior politicians has warned Theresa May that the outcome of Brexit talks is up to the UK and not Brussels, after the British prime minister said she was waiting for the EU to decide on the future relationship.

Donald Tusk, who chaired last weeks EU summit in Brussels as European Council president, raised the pressure on Mrs May buffeted by infighting in her Conservative party over Brexit by saying it was the responsibility of her government to decide how negotiations would proceed.

This is in fact up to London how this will end: with a good deal, no deal or no Brexit, Mr Tusk told the European Parliament in a post-summit report.

Mrs May on Monday told the House of Commons that the summits conclusions showed the remaining 27 EU countries had decided that its up for them to consider what they want to see from the future relationship so that the next phase of negotiations can begin.

Mr Tusk appeared to directly challenge that assertion, saying: It is in fact up to London how this will end.

The EU27 governments are set to begin talks among themselves on the future relationship with the UK and on an immediate post-Brexit transition period, in the hope that by December sufficient progress can be made with London on divorce issues such as Britains exit bill to widen the scope of negotiations.

Ahead of us is still the toughest stress test. If we fail it, the negotiations will end with our defeat, Mr Tusk said.

Donald Tusk listens to a speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday during the debate on a roadmap for the future of Europe EPA
The issue of whether to move to a second phase of talks, where a future trade relationship and a two-year transition period can be negotiated, has become the central dispute between London and Brussels. Mrs Mays team has urged a widening of the discussions while the EU insists more firm UK commitments on the divorce bill must be made.

Michel Barnier, the EUs chief negotiator, has already pointed to Brussels thinking on future relationship issues, telling European newspapers that Britains decision to leave the EU single market means negotiators will have to work on a model that is closer to the EUs free-trade deal with Canada.

Mrs May has dismisse...

03:40

Brief Update "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


The FBI

I doubt that the FBI will recover much of it's dignity to my generation. They sold us out in the worst possible way to the worst possible politicians. Had Hillary won, we would have never known for sure, but (thank God), she did not win.

In time the current scandal involving Director Comey will fade as the Ruby Ridge cover up did. Ever defensive of its reputation, the FBI is saying, "nothing to see here, move on." The FBI said that right after Deputy Director Robert Hanssen (who spied for the Russians for 22 years) was convicted...nothing to see here, move along. I recall that. You may or may not.

The FBI corruption during the Obama years has been legendary.

The Uranium One scandal and the failure of the FBI to properly investigate the corruption surrounding the sale of uranium to the Russians is epic. Can they ever be trusted as an agency? That's a good question, isn't it?

We expect this conduct in the Third World. It's the rule rather than the exception there, but it's always been one of those things we hoped would not happen here in the USA. The years of Obamanation were difficult years. But the bees are in the buttermilk now. The only thing that can save the FBI now is the corrupt, elite, smug, nasty, lying mainstream media? Maybe we should swear everyone at NBC and CNN in as FBI Special Agents?

Yesterday, 23 October, the Philippines announced the end of five months of military operations in Marawi City. Offensive combat operations were terminated after troops overcame the last stand by the remaining Islamic State-affiliated gunmen who had captured Marawi City.

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03:37

Lost in AI Translation: Facebook Flub of Palestinians Good Morning Post Leads to His Arrest "IndyWatch Feed World"

Posting a simple, good morning, to Facebook saw a Palestinian man arrested near Jerusalem, when the social media colossus artificial intelligence-driven translation service instead managed to horrendously flub the meaning of the simple greeting which he included with a self-portrait, leaning against a bulldozer at his construction job into the altogether alarming, attack them.

Israeli law enforcement waited until later in the day to arrest the publicly unnamed man over concerns he indeed intended to carry out an attack, reports Haaretz but this wasnt a simple arrest and release. Facebooks feckless error entailed a harrowing ordeal in which the mans wholly innocuous gesture unfortunately translated into a harrowing ordeal of assumed guilt over innocence.

Israeli police questioned him for several hours, suspicious he was planning to use the pictured bulldozer in a vehicle attack, before realising their mistake, The Guardian reports. At no point before his arrest did any Arabic-speaking officer read the actual post.

Facebook managed a typically blithe apology and a promise to investigate what went wrong, asserting in a statement to Gizmodo,

Unfortunately, our translation systems made an error last week that misinterpreted what this individual posted. Even though our translations are getting better each day, mistakes like these might happen from time to time and weve taken steps to address this particular issue. We apologize to him and his family for the mistake and the disruption this caused.

Indeed, a mangled translation on social media would not ordinarily bring with it more than a chuckle, reddened cheeks, or, perhaps in extreme incidents a sincere apology for the error. But, should the seriousness of thi...

03:37

Short Items "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A few short items:

  • My graduate school roommate Nathan Myhrvold has a new book coming out this month, a five-volume series about the science of bread, based on several years of research into the subject at his laboratory near Seattle. Robert Crease has gone out to visit, and gives a wonderful detailed report on The physics of bread in this months Physics World.
  • An article at FQXI on multiverse research they are funding seemed to finally give me an understanding of what this is all about:

    These are the two conceptually hardest questions in cosmology, according to Raphael Bousso, a theoretical physicist at the University of California, Berkeley. They go to the core of what it means to exist as a human being making sense of the universe we find ourselves in. And, he adds, unfortunately, there is very little physical knowledge to go on when it comes to working out the answer.

    Undaunted by the lack of tools to help them, theatrical physicists Eugene Lim of Kings College London, UK, and Richard Easther of the University of Auckland, New Zealand, are

    This all of a sudden made things clear: what is going on is theatrical physics, not theoretical physics. Going on like this about the multiverse is performance art.

  • Im glad to see that Natalie Wolchover has just won an AIP award for her writing about physics, in particular for a piece on how physicists are dealing with the nightmare scenario. While shes perhaps the best professional journalist writing about these topics, for coverage of this from a professional physicist, the best you can find is Sabine Hossenfelders blogging at Backreaction. Im pleased to hear that the two of them will be appearing at an event here next month in NYC, talking about Making Sense of Mind-Blowing Physics at NYU on Nov. 16.

03:36

Trump Calls Up Reserves, Pilots Needed, 1852 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF Good morning, Im still reporting on: Trump Calls Up Reserves, Pilots Needed, 1852 Synopsis: President Trump late on Friday, signed an executive order allowing military pilots to be recalled to active duty. Citing emergency powers, the EO explicitly stated that the call-up was voluntary for the time being, but implied that the president had the power to call retired military officers back to duty for any reason because of: The new EO is officially an amendment to EO 13223 which President George W. Bush implemented in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks. The Air Force has a severe pilot shortage. Gen. David L. Goldfein, Air Force Chief of Staff told UPI last month: Were 1,500 pilots short, and if we dont find a way to turn this around, our ability to defend the nation is compromised. Should war break out with North Korea, the primary advantage of the U.S. would be air power but only with sufficient pilots. It is clear that this initial voluntary calling up of the reserves is a serious ramping up of preparations for war. It is also a deadly serious message all of Americas adversaries will understand, including North Korea, China, Russia and Iran. Im still reporting from the one-time, free-speech capital of the world. Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. https://www.jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF SeaShell Diamond Galleries, 808-338-9988, email: SeaShellDiamondGallery@gmail.com website: https://www.seashelldiamondgallery.com Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the S......

03:36

Elon Musks Company to Build Massive Tunnel Alongside NSA Data Center "IndyWatch Feed World"

Last week, officials in Maryland gave Elon Musks Boring Company permission to start building an extraordinarily ambitious tunnel. While only a portion of the project is currently approved, if all goes to plan, it will apparently connect Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia, and D.C. in a hyperloop.

They were given permission to dig a 10.1 mile tunnel underneath the state owned part of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, which is right next to an NSA data center.

According to Pete Rahn, the Maryland Transportation Secretary, Boring Company aspires to build two 35 mile tunnels between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. 2/3rds of the land they would dig underneath is owned by the federal government.

A few months ago, Elon Musk tweeted that he was given verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop.  He says the tunnel would enable people to travel from New York to DC in 29 minutes.

According to ARS Technica:

But the 10 miles that have been approved by the state of Maryland will for the first leg of an underground system that could contain a Hyperloop system. Musk first floated the idea of a Hyperloopwhich would ferry passengers through a low-pressure tube in levitating pods floating above a track using air-bearingsin 2013. But the CEO determined that he didnt have time to see his idea through to fruition, so he issued a white paper and challenged startups and students alike to make headway on the concept.

Why is it that Elon Musks company in particular would be granted permission to embark on such an ambitious project, and be so easily granted access to dig beneath federal property?

While the resources and effort necessary to complete such a project must be enormous, Elon Musk has stated in the past that his Boring Company consumes about 2% of his time, more like a personal hobby, so he isnt very eager to outwardly say it is a high priority.

Alternative media journalist John Vibes lives near the proposed site of the hyperloop and has pointed out some strange aspects of this story that have been overlooked by most reports on this project.

I have been following the hyperloop plans for some time now and was surprised that the Baltimore-Washington parkway was selected as the first highway to imp...

03:35

Seattle City Councilmembers push for Public Bank study "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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photo by Tiffany Von Arnim

 

Municipal banks continue to take strong strides forward in major cities in the wake of successes made by the divest movement. In Seattle earlier this year, indigenous activists successfully pushed the city to end its relationship with Wells Fargo due to the banks financing of the Dakota Access Pipeline and its long list of scandals. Now Councilmember Kshama Sawant is calling for a $200,000 budget allocation to fund a Public Bank feasibility study. Sawant's proposal says studying a municipal bank is "especially timely" because of the Wells Fargo divestment.

How you can help Seattle pass this proposal...

03:34

Germany creates website to deter asylum seekers by providing "grim facts" about living in European "dreamland" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Two years after the peak of the refugee crisis, Germany, which has been the most popular European destination for asylum seekers, has decided to dissuade potential new arrivals by launching a website that reveals the truth about hardships they could face. The German Foreign Ministry launched the website, 'Rumors about Germany - facts for migrants', on Monday. The webpage is available in three languages - English, French and Arabic - and features small colorful posts debunking what are called myths and "big lies" about Germany, as well as providing potential migrants and asylum seekers with grim facts about their future lives in the European "dreamland." "You may have heard life is easy, but the reality is different," the site states, noting that those seeking a better life in Europe would most likely have to "return with no money and have to start from scratch" or "face many difficulties."

03:34

UK Councils warn of potential catastrophic effects of universal credit benefit scheme "IndyWatch Feed World"

Universal credit has the potential to be "catastrophic" and lead to a spiral of debt for claimants unless major flaws are addressed, according to a new report by two councils among the first in the country to roll out the new regime. The damning report into the Government's flagship welfare programme by Southwark and Croydon councils claim that after 20 weeks of transferring from the legacy benefit system to universal credit the average claimant had 156 of arrears. Claimants who were still on the old benefit system, the analysis added, had overpaid 4 per cent of their rent due. The report, compiled independently by the Smith Institute, claims if the trend is reflected nationwide as the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) accelerates the rollout of universal credit then arrears could reach "many hundreds of millions of pounds". The main anxiety surrounding the accelerated rollout of universal credit - replacing six existing benefits into one monthly payment - centres on the initial six-week wait for payments, which council leaders and charities have warned pushes claimants into debt.

03:34

Public Money, Public Code: Show Your Support For Free Software in Europe "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The global movement for open access to publicly-funded research stems from the sensible proposition that if the government has used taxpayers' money to fund research, the publication of the results of that research should be freely-licensed. Exactly the same rationale underpins the argument that software code that the government has funded to be written should be made available as Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Public Money, Public Code is a campaign of the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) that seeks to transform that ideal into European law.

An open letter at the center of the campaign reads in part:

Public bodies are financed through taxes. They must make sure they spend funds in the most efficient way possible. If it is public money, it should be public code as well!

That is why we, the undersigned, call our representatives to:

Implement legislation requiring that publicly financed software developed for public sector must be made publicly available under a Free and Open Source Software licence.

The campaign has already collected over 13,000 signatures to the open letter, which has already been delivered to candidates for the German Federal election. But that's not the end of itthe FSFE also plans to resubmit the letter during other European elections, including the 2018 election in Italy, culminating in a big handover for the 2019 election for the European Parliament. So there is plenty of time to add your voice to those who have already expressed their support.

In the United States, under a Federal Source Code Policy that was introduced in 2016, agencies are required to release at least 20 percent of code developed by government employees and contractors as FOSS. But this isn't enough, particularly when you consider that 100% of code written by government employees is, by law, already in the public domain and should be available to the public for free. We therefore recommend that the next revision of the Federal Source Code Policy reflect that, by creating an open-by-default rule in place of the current 20 percent rule. Since 2013 we have also supported a proposed Open Access law called the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (S.1701, H.R...

03:34

International News: The Guardian: British banks cant be trusted. Lets nationalise them "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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Courtesy The Guardian

 

Owen Jones in The Guardian posts a blistering attack on the British private banking system that pulls out all the pillars propping up any rationale that private banking is a good thing. Decisive examples build the case there is no reasonable alternative to public ownership, now supported by half the British electorate.

The Guardian:

Our finance system is rigged in favour of a crisis-ridden City to reap profits for individuals. Its time these institutions worked for the good of communities. Britains privately run banks have proved a disaster for everyone except their shareholders. The only good alternative is public stakeholder banks, run by workers, consumers and local authorities, with an obligation to defend the best interests of our communities. Privately owned banks have proved a catastrophic failure for our economy, our social cohesion and our politics. There is surely no alternative to public ownership.

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03:31

Kid Rock: Fck No Im Not Running For Senate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

LOL what? Via The Hill: Kid Rock is ending months of speculation about a possible Senate bid, saying, F no, Im not running for Senate. Are you fing kidding me? Who couldnt figure that out? the All Summer Long singer said on Howard Sterns SiriusXM radio show on Tuesday. Im releasing a new album. Im []

03:30

MiB: Jim Ross, Present at the Creation of the No. 1 ETF "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Never assume that serendipity doesnt have something to do with success. Early in Jim Rosss career at State Street Corp., he joined a new group called fund administration. The new department wasnt fully ramped up, and because of this he had some time on his hands. With a light schedule, he went to one of

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03:30

Coup DEtat in Catalonia "IndyWatch Feed World"

Coup DEtat in Catalonia | Spain-Catalonia-independence-dictatorship-809267 | Special Interests World News

Self-determination is a universal right.

On Saturday, Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy suspended Catalan self-governance extrajudicially, a coup by any standard, stripping the region of autonomy, annulling its executive and parliamentary powers, imposing fascist Madrid rule with full EU and US support and encouragement.

Sometime this week, Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and parliamentarians will meet to discuss how theyll respond to Rajoys action, Puigdemont saying:

I ask the parliament to meet in a plenary session during which we, the representatives of the citizens sovereignty, will be able to decide over this attempt to liquidate our government and our democracy, and act in consequence.

Catalan institutions cannot accept this attack by SpainLong live Catalonia.

Regional parliament Speaker Carme Forcadell rejected Rajoys action, saying he wants the parliament of Catalonia to stop being a democratic parliament, and we will not allow this to happen.

One option is defying Madrid by declaring regional independence, announcing the formation of a new Catalan republic what should have happened straightaway after overwhelming October 1 referendum day voting, calling for separation from Spain.

Puigdemont pledged it within 48 hours. Its now 22 days later. His call for dialogue with Madrid fell on deaf ears. Brussels spurned him.

Last evening, he addressed hundreds of thousands of Catalans massed in Barcelona, protesting Madrids action, explaining his multiple calls for dialogue with Madrid got the same answer silence of repression.

He called imposition of direct rule over the region the worst attack on the institutions and the people of Catalonia since the decrees of the military dictator Francisco Franco.

Spain under Rajoy is a political dictatorship at war with its own people, exploiting and repressing them nationwide.

He acted to eliminate Catalan institutions, said Puigdemont, stressing if European values are at risk in Catalonia, they will also be at risk in Europe.

Rajoys action...

03:30

Syrian Government Forces Advance On Eastern Bank Of Euphrates, Capture Jadid Uqaydat (Map) "IndyWatch Feed War"

Syrian Government Forces Advance On Eastern Bank Of Euphrates, Capture Jadid Uqaydat (Map)

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Syrian government forces have further advanced against ISIS on the eastern bank of the Euphrates and captured  the villages of Tabiya and Jadid Uqaydat along the road to al-Busariyah.

Earlier today reports appeared that the Syrian Army launched an operation aiming to reach the ISIS-held city. However, this will be a complicated  task. Government forces will likely face significant troubles with isolating the city.

Thus, if ISIS resists strongly to government troops, they will not be able to enter al-Busariyah before the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces.

Syrian Government Forces Advance On Eastern Bank Of Euphrates, Capture Jadid Uqaydat (Map)

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03:30

Pedophiles Run the Government and No One Gives a Damn "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Won't be Charged for Molesting 4 Boys

Today on the BFP Roundtable James Corbett (corbettreport.com) talks to Sibel Edmonds (BoilingFrogsPost.com), Peter B. Collins (peterbcollins.com) and Wayne Madsen (waynemadsenreport.com) about the Hastert scandal and cover up, the history and context of this story, and the remarkable lack of public interest in the case.

SHOW NOTES:

The Peoples Campaign: The Real Hastert Case- All in One Place

The REAL Hastert Scandal: Pedophilia, Drug Money and Blackmail

Senate Links to Pagegate Scandal (Madsen 2006 expose)

An Inconvenient Patriot (Vanity Fair 2005 expose)

Sibel Edmonds Deposition (2009)

This article (Pedophiles Run the Government and No One Gives a Damn) was originally published on Corbett Report and syndicated by The Event Chronicle

03:30

Chinas Central Bank Injects Historic Levels of Hidden Money Into Financial System (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Chinas Central Bank Injects Historic Levels of Hidden Money Into Financial System Video The Money GPS Video Source

The post Chinas Central Bank Injects Historic Levels of Hidden Money Into Financial System (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

03:29

Penis goes in, penis goes out. You cant explain that! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Bill OReilly is gods puppet he isnt even responsible for his own actions. He settled a sexual harassment suit for $32 million, and hes mad at god for making himdo something. Its not clear what.

You know, am I mad at God? Yeah, Im mad at him. I wish I had more protection. I wish this stuff didnt happen. I cant explain it to you. Yeah, Im mad at him.

If they could literally kill me, they would, we didnt kill him, so weve got to kill him again.

If I die tomorrow and I get an opportunity, Ill say, Whyd you guys work me over like that? Didnt [you] know my children were going to be punished? And theyre innocent. But then I think about people who have it much, much rougher than me. And you know, Im a big mouth. Im a target. Theyre not targets.

So they came back with another bunch of garbage. I talked to them this time just to see the devil that I was dealing with. And I truly believe that these people at the New York Times are out to hurt people with whom they disagree. They dont want me in the marketplace. Thats what this is all about.

So hes mad at god, and wishes stuff didnt happen. What stuff? That he harassed women? Or that the NY Times exposed that he harassed women? That he harassed Lis Wiehl, or that the case against him was so strong he had to cough up $32 million? Is he acknowledging that he is guilty, when he makes the point that his children are innocent? Is it god who makes his children declare that they dont want to live with him anymore?

Who are the you guys hes blaming for working him over? Since hes going to be meeting them after he dies, I assume he means the administration in heaven. Or is he talking about the ghosts of NY Times reporters and editors? Wouldnt that imply hes going to meet them in hell?

The only thing we can definitely extract from that mess of a statement is that Bill OReilly doesnt consider himself accountable for his own behavior, and is reduced to blaming god. I suggest that the only possible recourse he has now is to sue his god. Hes got deep pockets, he ought to be able to get a substantial settlement out of it.

03:29

Tips for an Information Security Analyst/Pentester career - Ep. 28: NSE (pt.2) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Over a previous post, I have analyzed Nmap scripting engine (NSE) under a very generic and brief point of view.

NSE allows to perform a vulnerability scanning, extending the functionalities of the tool way beyond the simple portscanning most people know it for.

Nmap scripts are stored in the /usr/share/nmap/scripts directory and are written in Lua programming language (an example of the syntax of this programming language is shown in the embedded video with reference to a specific script).



If you learn the specific language, you can also add your own customized scripts to the directory.

Before running any of them, it's good practice to learn more about them by using the command nmap --script-help

In fact, as I previously mentioned, not all such scripts can be run at all times.

Some of them are very intrusive, activate a brute force attack and can cause a denial of service or may anyway take down the target system, which you don't normally want in a pentest.

Overview and prep stages

For the purposes of this tutorial, I chose a non-intrusive script, called unusualport.


What it does is to compare the expected port a service should be expected to run with the port where it was actually detected.

In other terms, it defeats the so-called...

03:27

Tillerson in Pakistan with a tough message on safe havens "IndyWatch Feed War"

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Pakistan meets Pakistans Army Chief of Staff  General Qamar Javed Bajwa and next to him is Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

The Associated Press

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Pakistan to deliver a tough message on the importance of fighting extremists and driving them from hideouts on Pakistani territory.

Tillerson arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday, a day after traveling to Iraq and Afghanistan in conditions of strict secrecy. He met with Pakistans Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Foreign Minister Khwaja Mohammad Asif and the heads of the army and intelligence services.

Tillerson told Abbasi that Pakistan is so important regionally to our joint goals of providing peace and security to the region and providing opportunity for greater economic relationship.

Abbasi said Pakistan is committed in the war against terror.

We have produced results and we are looking forward to moving ahead with the US and building a tremendous relationship, he said.

The US can rest assured that we are strategic partners in the war against terror and that today Pakistan is fighting the largest war in the world against terror, Abbasi said.

We appreciate the understandings that we agreed and we appreciate the engagement.

In Afghanistan on Monday, Tillerson had told reporters that Pakistans cooperation on counter-terrorism is essential for a good relationship with the US.

His comments echoed those of other top US officials who have been pressing Pakistan on the matter.

He said Pakistan needs to take a clear-eyed view of its position and act.

Pakistan needs to, I think, take a clear-eyed view of the situation that they are confronted with in terms of the number of terrorist organizations that find safe haven inside of Pakistan, he said. So we want to work close...

03:26

BREAKING: Nunes Announces Inquiry Into Russian Uranium One Scandal (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

House Intel Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) announced an inquiry into the Russian-Uranium One scandal Tuesday from Capitol Hill.

House Intel chair Devin Nunes announced an inquiry into Russias involvement in Uranium One scandal which involved then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Deep State Obama administration.

 

One of the things we are concerned about is whether or not there was an FBI investigation. Was there a DOJ investigation? And if so, why was Congress not informed of this matter? Nunes asked.

That will be the start of the probe. There will be two different committees looking into this, said Nunes.

Ron DeSantis (R-FL) said they will subpoena the FBI informant if his NDA isnt lifted.

The FBI informant providing information on the Russian nuclear bribery scheme calls himself a patriot. He didnt like corruption he was witnessing and when he decided to speak up, the Obama administration actually threatened him.

The Clintons took the cash from Uranium One officials before the deal was approved by Hillary Clintons State Department. The Clintons hid the donations which is a clear violation of the Memorandum of Understanding Hillary Clinton signed with the Obama administration wherein she promised and agreed to publicly disclose all donations during her tenure as Secreatary of State. (Via Breitbart)

Also, high-ranking Obama Admin officials KNEW that here was corruption in the Russian nuclear firm and apparently blocked that pertinent information from CFIUS.

All Russian roads lead to the Clintons, the Podestas and the corrupt Obama administration.

Full video via ACB News Facebook:

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03:26

PBI Twitter relaunched: follow @PublicBanksNow "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

171024_pbi-twitter-header_newsletter_R2.jpgContinuing with our media expansion efforts, PBI has relaunched our Twitter account. Expect to see breaking news, useful resources, and retweets from allies around the world. Please follow us @PublicBanksNow, retweet and share.

03:26

Sign petition to support LA City Public Bank "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

171024_pbla_petition_1026.jpgThe grassroots group Public Bank LA has launched a petition on Change.org in support of Los Angeles City Council interest in creating a Public Bank of Los Angeles. You can show your support for the efforts in Los Angeles by signing the petition.

03:25

Links 24/10/2017: GTK+ 3.92, ArchLabs 2017.10 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

GNOME bluefish

Contents

GNU/Linux

  • Desktop

    • Top 5 Linux pain points in 2017

      Although this issue continues to improve as more supported hardware is deployed, many users indicate that they still have issues with UEFI and/or secure boot. Using a distribution that fully supports UEFI/secure boot out of the box is the best solution here.

  • Server

03:25

"Its Our Money" podcast: Paying for Catastrophe "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

171024_ItsOurMoney_1026_R2.jpgIn the latest Its Our Money with Ellen Brown podcast Ellen talks with law professor Tim Canova. Whether a flood, fire, hurricanes or a failed financial system, the Federal Reserve and the US Treasury have the means to address big financial challenges in a variety of ways if they want to. Recent devastations challenge our understanding of how to pay for recovery, but when we look back to our not-so-distant past, answers emerge in a clear and encouraging way. Ellens guest, Law Professor Tim Canova, is an expert on banking, finance and the Federal Reserve, and candidate for the Congressional seat of Debbie Wasserman Schultz in Florida.

03:21

Now in Seattle! 103 Banks Shutdown, Lockdowns and Arrests Happening "IndyWatch Feed War"

. . Divest the Globe Matt Remle on Twitter12 minutes ago More "103 banks shut down in #Seattle so far, 3 arrests, lockdowns still happening." Divestment protests of banks investing in Dakota Access Pipeline, and Energy Transfer Partners Update: In the news at Seattle Weekly Activists Disrupt Over 100 Bank Branches Across Seattle for Financing Tar Sands Projects

03:20

U.S. Nuclear Bombers Prepare to Go on 24-Hr Alert for First Time Since the Cold War "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Jay Syrmopoulos With tensions continually escalating on the Korean peninsula, the U.S. Air Force is reportedly preparing to put its fleet of nuclear-armed B-52...

03:20

Tomgram: John Feffer, The Real Disuniting of America "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The nation's motto of e pluribus unum (out of many, one) is in serious danger of being turned inside out.

03:19

LGBT power grab: State of NC forces businesses to allow men in women's restrooms or suffer financial consequences "IndyWatch Feed World"

Gov. Roy Cooper (D-N.C.) signed an executive order Thursday that forces businesses throughout North Carolina to allow men to use women's restrooms - as well as permit women in men's restrooms. The left-leaning governor's LGBT-friendly order officially makes "sexual orientation" and "gender identity or expression" protected classes, and businesses that do not comply can suffer the consequences financially. "The order applies to employment in state government and the provision of government services, including programs and services concerning public safety, health and welfare," LifeSiteNews reported. "In order to be awarded a state contract or grant, a business will have to comply with the pro-transgender order. Public facilities must also allow men to use women's restrooms in accordance with their 'gender identity.'"

03:16

White Houses Inconsistent Tax Messages Are Keeping Everyone Guessing "IndyWatch Feed War"

Bloomberg

By Toluse Olorunnipa

October 24, 2017, 4:00 AM EDT October 24, 2017, 8:26 AM EDT
  • Trump officials differ on who benefits, how plan would work
  • Senates top tax writer not quite sure what president wants
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
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03:16

Togolese protest government pawns of colonizers | Moorbey'z Blog "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Togolese protest government pawns of colonizers | Moorbey'z Blog: In Togo, opposition demonstrations against the government, restricted by Togolese officials, were carried out nevertheless beginning on Oct. 18. These actions, which have spread broadly across the West African state in recent months, have been a source of concern to the current government.

Fourteen opposition parties and coalitions are united in an effort to force the removal of the regime of Faure Gnassingbe, the president whose father took complete control of the country as a result of a military coup engineered by France during 1967. Togo has a population of 7.8 million people, with a tumultuous history of colonization by Germany, France and Britain.

Anti-government forces had begun mobilizing for marches when the minister of territorial administration, Payadowa Boukpessi, announced at a press conference in the capital of Lome that street demonstrations would not be allowed [on the scheduled days]. The spokesperson for the government emphasized that people would be allowed to gather at fixed spots instead of taking to the streets in marches.

03:15

Top Senators Didnt Know That The US Has Troops In Niger "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Dawn Luger Some top senators are saying they are stunned to find out the United States has troops in Niger as questions swirl about...

The way you walk may provide insight into your personality "IndyWatch Feed World"

Fast walkers are more likely to be extraverted, conscientious and open to new experiences. Naturally, though, with age, people tend to walk more slowly. However, those high in extraversion, conscientiousness and openness to new experience did not slow down as much as they got older. The study's authors conclude: "This study provides robust evidence that walking speed in adulthood reflects, in part, the individual's personality."

03:15

Corporate Stock Buybacks Using Borrowed Fiat USD: Parasitize The Economy Distorting Charts Into Bubbles "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Political Vel Craft

Jacob Rothschild The World Is Not Enough

The monster of economic waste over $7 trillion of dictated stock buybacks since 2003 by the self-enriching CEOs of large corporations

started with a little noticed change in 1982 by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under President Ronald Reagan.

That was when SEC Chairman John Shad, a former Wall Street CEO, redefined unlawful stock manipulation to exclude stock buybacks.

03:14

Reaper IoT botnet could be more devastating than Mirai "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Reaper IoT botnet could be more devastating than Mirai

Think the Mirai botnet which launched a DDoS attack that knocked major websites offline last year was bad?

It's possible that you ain't seen nothing yet.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Box blog.

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03:14

Little Has Changed For Flint Residents Forced To Pay For Poisoned Water "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Nearly 1,250 days ago, a major water crisis hit Flint, Michigan. Complaints by residents, matched with studies showing more evidence of serious health issues, continue to emerge. Yet, even as problems persist, authorities and officials involved in fomenting the crisis have yet to be held accountable.

Lead poisoning in the water brought about the rise of childhood development issues and long-term brain damage in Flint, but according to a paper from David Slusky of Kansas University and Daniel Grossman of West Virginia University, fetal deaths are on the rise.

The authors conclude that between 198 and 276 more children would have been bornan estimated 58% increase in fetal death rateshad Flint officials not switched the citys water source from Detroit River to the Flint River. Their findings suggest that a more lax regulatory environment in the context of drinking water may have substantial unforeseen effects on maternal and infant health, including large reductions in the number of births.

Grossman and Sluskys research is part of a growing number of studies on the devastating effects of Flints water crisis. Another study published in Environmental Science and Technology Letters confirms that the omission of orthophosphate, used to treat water, allowed contaminants present in pipes, including lead, to leach into the water.

Melissa Mays, a community organizer and founder of the clean water advocacy group Water You Fighting For, was directly impacted by water contamination. She updated Shadowproof on what has and has not changed.

Flint residents are still being forced to pay for water bills, Mays said. We had a 65 percent credit for a short time, but the state took that away. So we still pay the highest rates in the United States for poisoned water. Now the state is threatening to take peoples homes by turning their unpaid water bills into a lien on their properties.

I was one of 8,002 residents who received this threat. So the poisoned community faces tax foreclosures because we refuse to pay for poison or simply cannot afford it. We still live off of bottled water because unfiltered water is too dangerous and the filters dont remove everything.

Past studies have shown filters distributed by the state to remove metals from the water may support the growth of bacteria. This is forcing residents to still use bottled water to prevent their families from getting sick, because even a simple shower can cause their skin to blist...

03:13

REAL ID Allows Police to Control Fundamental Aspects of Our Daily Lives "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By MassPrivateI Thanks to REAL ID, DHS has created a national ID system right under everyones noses. According to the video below, Tennessee is Spreading...

03:13

Russia vetoes UNSC resolution on renewing Syria chemical weapons probe "IndyWatch Feed War"

RT | October 24, 2017 Moscow vetoed a UN Security Council resolution to renew the mandate for a UN mission investigating the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Ahead of the vote, Russia suggested postponing the discussion, but its proposal was rejected. The current mandate for UN and Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons []

03:11

Gold Star Father Gets $25,000 Check That Trump Promised Him "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Trump promised this father money after he said he was financially hurting after the death of his son. But yeah, hes insensitive to Gold Star families. Media is chastising Trump because it took three months. Via NY Post: The family of a US soldier killed in Afghanistan has finally received a $25,000 check from President []

03:10

UraniumGate: The Queen Bee Gets Stung By The Putin Sting "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

UraniumGate: The Queen Bee Gets Stung By The Putin Sting from State of the Nation TDC Note Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right. ~Robert Hunter...

The post UraniumGate: The Queen Bee Gets Stung By The Putin Sting appeared first on The Daily Coin.

03:10

The Harmful Effects of Antifa "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Antifa rhetoric specializes in non sequitur. If you agree with some conservative or libertarian that it was wrong to destroy Libya, then you are not only guilty of association with a pre-fascist, you are a supporter of dictators and thus probably a fascist yourself. This has been happening in France for years and it's just getting started in the United States.

Bat Yeor: Robert Spencer incarnates intellectual courage "IndyWatch Feed War"

Bat Yeor: Robert Spencer incarnates intellectual courage
The renowned historian Bat Yeor, author of The Decline of Eastern Christianity Under Islam, Eurabia, and other great books, says this: Robert Spencer incarnates intellectual courage when, all over the world, governments, intellectuals, churches, universities and media crawl under a hegemonic Universal Caliphates New Order. His achievement in the battle for the survival of free []

03:09

03:07

Observer Is Aspyr Media's Latest Linux Game Release, No Radeon GPU Support "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Aspyr Media has released Observer for Linux and macOS as their newest game port...

03:06

Rafa Mrquez podr disponer de cuentas bancarias aseguradas por PGR "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Un juez federal orden la suspensin definitiva para que el futbolista  pueda disponer de las cuentas bancarias de dos de sus empresas.Regeneracin, 24 de octubre de 2017.- Un juez federal orden la suspensin definitiva para que el futbolista Rafael Mrquez pueda disponer de las cuentas bancarias de dos de sus empresas aseguradas por la PGR []

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03:06

As Two US Clients Squabble in Iraq, Tehran Emerges as the Winner "IndyWatch Feed War"

Notwithstanding the overwhelming vote the Kurdish referendum for independence received, there is no gainsaying that regional circumstances were far from suitable for such an undertaking, let alone its materialization. Iraq has just recovered from the clutches of rule of the self-styled Islamic State, and the last thing it wanted was loss of economic wealth in Continue reading As Two US Clients Squabble in Iraq, Tehran Emerges as the Winner

Russian Defense Minister reports on anti-terror campaign success: Deash control reduced to 5%, 998 cities liberated, 1.12 million refugees return home "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Russian Defense Minister has spoken about the success of the Moscow's military operation in Syria. "Today, Daesh controls less than 5%. Before the start of the operation of the Russian Air and Space Forces, more than 70% of the territory of Syria was under Daesh control," Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said at a meeting of defense ministers of ASEAN member countries and dialogue partners. He underlined that Moscow is focused on restoration of a peaceful life in the country. "998 cities and settlements have been liberated, the liberated area is 503 thousand 223 square kilometers. Most of the militants were eliminated. The process of restoring a peaceful life in the country has begun. Since the beginning of the operation of the Russian Air Force, since 2015, 1.12 million people have returned to their homes. Only in 2017 - 660 thousand," Shoigu said.

03:04

War Report: An Interview With War Correspondent Ali Musawi On The Kurdish Referendum "IndyWatch Feed World"

ERBIL, IRAQ For the past three years, Ali Musawi has been reporting for Press TV on updates, agreements, and clashes involving Daesh (ISIS), Kurdish factions, and the Iraqi armed forces.  In an October 17, 2017 interview with Musawi, I was able to obtain on-the-ground insight from a war correspondent living in Erbil into the KRG referendum, the defeat of ISIS, and future of Iraq.

On September 25, despite what seemed to be a near-universal objection, a referendum took place in Northern Iraq, led by the Kurdish Regional Governments (KRG) self-proclaimed president, Massoud Barzani. Nations worldwide including; the U.S., U.K., France, UN, Iran, and the Iraqi government all expressed their objection and dissent and were calling for its suspension.

 

Israel stands alone in support for KRG referendum

Kurds carry Israeli and Kurdish flags to show their support for the September 25th independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq, September 22, 2017. (Azad Lashkari/Reuters)

Kurds carry Israeli and Kurdish flags to show their support for the September 25th independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq, September 22, 2017. (Azad Lashkari/Reuters)

Israel was the only vocal supporter of the referendum, which many analysts believe was more to bolster the opportunistic Barzanis legitimacy than it was about independence for Iraqi Kurds. Both Israeli and Kurdish flags were waved in demonstrations around the world, promoting and raising awareness for the Kurdish referendum. The Israelis and Kurds have mutually benefited from a long-standing relationship, which at times was concealed or downplayed in order to not draw attention and critical speculation.

As I mentioned in a previous...

03:04

Native American Women Going After Europes Banks To Divest From Oil "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Shannan Stoll for The Nation - Last December, calls to defund the Dakota Access pipeline and Stand with Standing Rock led individuals to divest millions of dollars from banks extending credit to that project. As cities and tribes got involved, that amount increased to now more than $4 billion. Seattle was the first, then more cities followed, and the movement to defund Big Oil is still growing. In May, Indigenous leaders launched a new campaign, the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion, targeting four proposed tar sands pipelines. The strategy is to stop banks financial commitment before ground is broken. One of these projects TransCanadas Energy East Pipeline was terminated earlier this month. Now, the movement that began at Standing Rock has gone global, since much of the DAPL funding came from overseas banks. Some European banks such as BNP Paribas have taken steps to stop funding fossil fuel projects that trample Native peoples rights. Others such as Norways DNB and ING have done some divesting. Last week, a delegation of Indigenous women returned from a trip to Europe where they met with leaders of financial institutions in Norway, Switzerland, and Germany, the home bases for several of the worlds largest financial and insurance institutions supporting dangerous extraction developments, according to the delegations news release.

03:04

Journalists, MPs are missing the real Bill Morneau scandal "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The so-called Morneau Scandal has been a farce in many ways, with mainstream media failing to recognize the real scandal plaguing the governments financial control system.

First, the tempest in a teapot. While he wasnt legally required to do so, Finance Minister Bill Morneau made the mistake of not putting his financial holdings, which may run to $40-million, into a blind trust.

The office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner  didnt object to the fact that Morneau didnt put his fortune in a blind trust.

Nevertheless, the jackals saw an opportunity to embarrass and possibly bring down the Trudeau governments Number 2 man. 

This finance minister used a loophole to keep himself invested in a financial company which he regulates, Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre said in the House of Commons, all the while going across the country calling honest plumbers and farmers tax cheats.


National Post columnist Brian Platt criticized Morneau for not being in Parliament all week, and instead travelling out-of-province to make announcements on the governments small business tax reforms.

But this was a case of Parliamentary Press Gallery journalists being so hungry for blood that most of them ignored the truth about blind trusts and never looked for the bigger issues behind the story.

BLIND TRUSTS "A SHAM"


Duff Conacher, co-founder of the advocacy group Democracy Watch, said that a blind trust would offer no guarantees that Morneau or any elected official can operate witho...

03:03

Talk Nation Radio: How the "Fake News" Scare Is Marginalizing the Left "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This week on Talk Nation Radio: How the "Fake News" Scare Is Marginalizing the Left.

03:03

Feds Defend Bulldozing Native American Burial Grounds For Highway Expansion "IndyWatch Feed World"

A federal judge seemed skeptical Monday about the governments argument that it was within its rights to destroy burial grounds and a ceremonial site sacred to members of the Klickitat and Cascade Native American tribes to widen a highway.

In 2008, the government widened U.S. Highway 26, which runs from the Pacific Ocean over Mount Hood and into the eastern part of the state. The Oregon Department of Transportation took special care not to disturb wetlands that ran along the road and to avoid encroaching on a roadside tattoo parlor.

But the agency didnt use that same caution when it came to The Place of Big Big Trees a sacred site to the Klickitat and Cascade Indian tribes. There, the government bulldozed a centuries-old stone altar, cut down the sacred trees that surround the area and covered the whole thing with a dirt berm.

Tribal members sued, saying they repeatedly pleaded with the government not to disturb the stone memorial and sacred grove of trees. The government could have widened the other side of the road instead, the tribes said, or found another way to complete its project while leaving the religious site intact, as it had done down the road for a wetland area and even for a tattoo parlor.

The tribes attorney, Stephanie Barclay with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, said in court Monday that the government displayed callous disregard for the tribes religious rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Barclay said the incident easily crossed the bar required under the law to show that the government had imposed a substantial burden on the tribes ability to practice their religion.

The government says the tribe can still access their sacred site, Barclay said at the hearing. That is like telling Christians they can still access a church where the walls have been knocked down and the remainder covered in dirt.

But the government filed a motion to dismiss the case, claiming that it is legally allowed to do whatever it wants on land it owns.

Many cases show that the federal governments use of its own property, as a legal matter, cannot constitute a substantial burden, U.S. Attorney Reuben Schifman told U.S. Magistrate Judge Youlee Yim You.

If You finds for the tribes on the substantial burden question, she will next determine whether the government could have completed its project without disturbing the sacred site.

Barclay called the governments case on that point weak, since it had found ways to avoid harming the wetlands and the tattoo parlor.

She said the tribes...

03:01

Hackaday Superconference Kicks Off with a Party "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Begin the Hackaday Superconference a day early this year. Supercon is far more than a conference, its a Hacker Village that forms when we all get together and thats happening on Friday, November 10th with early badge hacking, dinner, and a party all included with your Supercon ticket!

In the last year, Supplyframe (Hackadays parent company) moved into a new office. Its a beautiful space with enough square footage to host a conference itself. This year well be capitalizing on that by hosting some of the larger Superconference workshops there. Theyve also opened their doors and are pulling out all the stops for the meet-and-greet pregame on Friday. Just let us know youll be there.

Badge pick up and hacking will begin at noon. If youre itching to get your hands on the amazing Supercon badge, this is where you want to be. As we move into the five oclock hour well bring in the catering and the bartenders for a bash that welcomes back your extended family of hackers, designers, and engineers. This an amazing community and youre a part of it so make your plans to get to town early.

Is a day early not good enough for you? Youre in luck! Weve opened up a chat room on Hackaday.io. Talk to one another about what to bring, how to get there, what to do, and who exactly already has the Gerbers for the Superconference badge. Its going to be a fantastic conference, and we cant wait to see you there!


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03:01

New reports document declining life expectancy and worsening health of US workers "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

24 October 2017

Three recent reports provide new data on the worsening social crisis in America.

According to the annual update of the Society of Actuaries (SOA) mortality improvement scale, released last Friday, life expectancy for 65-year-old men and women declined from 85.8 and 87.8 years to 85.6 and 87.6 years respectively between 2014 and 2015, the most recent years available. The 1.2 percent jump in the mortality rate was the first year-over-year increase since 2005, and the first by more than one percentage point since 1980.

Previous reports noted that life expectancy at birth also declined in the US between 2014 and 2015, the first decline since 1993, at the height of the AIDS epidemic. Someone born in 2015 is expected to live to 78.8, down from 78.9 in 2014.

...

03:00

Marc Faber: Every Market In Asia Has Outperformed The United States (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Marc Faber: Every Market In Asia Has Outperformed The United States Video Marc Faber shares his thought provoking insights with us regarding freedom of the press the economy and also Blockchain technology. Other important subjects discussed is the Central Bankers...

The post Marc Faber: Every Market In Asia Has Outperformed The United States (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

03:00

The ScotiaMocatta Gold REALLY IS GONE "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

SGT Report ties in the latest developments with ScotiaMocatta to a Harvey Organ Interview seven years ago. Seems like the gold really is gone

from SGT Report

Please take this warning seriously. Your chance to protect your family may depend on it. We remind you of the very dire current situation with Canadas ONLY precious metals bullion bank Scotia Mocatta and the nearly EMPTY status of those very same vaults in 2010, as reported by Harvey Organ. Friends, if youre still not convinced, let us assure you the gold really is gone. (seriously).

The Zero Hedge Article:

ScotiaMocatta Put For Sale After Multibillion Money-Laundering Scandal

The worlds oldest gold trader is for sale after a massive money laundering scandal may have terminally crippled one of the most iconic names in the business.

Canadas Bank of Nova Scotia is exploring options for its gold business ScotiaMocatta, the Financial Times reported, which include a possible sale of Canadas most popular precious metals trader. Scotiabank made a decision to sell ScotiaMocatta following a massive money laundering scandal centered on a U.S. refinery that involved smuggled gold from South America. The ScotiaMocatta business, a mainstay in PM trading, is one of Londons main gold trading banks and is being sold by JPMorgan.

According to the FT sources, ScotiaMocattas future had been underway for several months, with ScotiaBank allegedly seeking a buyer for up to a year and was likely to shrink the business if a sale is not completed, although according to the article Chinese buyers the worlds dumbest money these days are rumoured to be the key targets of the sale.

While gold trading has been in a cyclical decline in recent years, the straw that...

03:00

The dollar as the world's reserve currency being challenged with more countries trade by-passing the dollar "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The dollar as the world's reserve currency is being challenged. More &more countries are by-passing the dollar & trading in their own currencies. Such de-dollarization could have a major divestment impact on the dollar remaining as the world's reserve currency as China, Russia, Iran, Venezuela are all by-passing the dollar & trading in their own currencies.

03:00

In China, Innovation Cuts Both Ways "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Stratfor China is in a bind. The heavy industry that propelled the country's economy through three decades of dizzying growth has reached its limits. To escape the dreaded middle-income trap, China will need to shift...

The FBIs Forgotten Criminal Record "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By: James Bovard
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President Trumps firing of FBI chief James Comey on May 9 spurred much of the media and many Democrats to rally around Americas most powerful domestic federal agency. But the FBI has a long record of both deceit and incompetence. Five years ago, Americans learned that the FBI was teaching its agents that the FBI has the ability to bend or suspend the law to impinge on the freedom of others. This has practically been the Bureaus motif since its creation in 1908.

The bureau was small potatoes until Woodrow Wilson dragged the United States into World War I. In one fell swoop, the number of dangerous Americans increased by perhaps twentyfold. The Espionage Act of 1917 made it easy to jail anyone who criticized the war or the government. In September 1918, the bureau, working with local police and private vigilantes, seized more than 50,000 suspected draft dodgers off the streets and out of the restaurants of New York, Newark, and Jersey City. The Justice Department was disgraced when the vast majority of young men who had been arrested turned out to be innocent.

In January 1920, J. Edgar Hoover the 25-year-old chief of the bureaus Radical Division was the point man for the Palmer Raids. Nearly 10,000 suspected Reds and radicals were seized. The bureau carefully avoided keeping an accurate count of detainees (a similar pattern of negligence occurred with the roundups after the 9/11 attacks). Attorney General Mitchell Palmer sought to use the massive roundups to propel his presidential candidacy. The operation took a drubbing, however, after an insolent judge demanded that the Justice Department provide evidence for why people had been arrested. Federal judge George Anderson complained that the government had created a spy system that destroys trust and confidence and propagates hate. A mob is a mob whether made up of government officials acting under instructions from the Department of Justice, or of criminals, loafers, and the vicious classes.

After the debacle of the Palmer raids, the bureau devoted its attention to the nations real enemies: the U.S. Congress. The bureau targeted senators whom the Attorney General saw as threats to America. The Bureau was breaking into their offices and homes, intercepting their mail, and tapping their telephones, as Tim Weiner recounted in his 2012 book Enemies: The History of the FBI. The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee was illegally targeted because the bureau feared he might support diplomatic recognition of Soviet Russia.

Hoover, who ran the FBI f...

Government Enforcers and Group Psychology "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By: Chris Calton
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I discovered an old, obscure study recently that piqued my interests. In 1977, the Police Foundation a private, non-profit organization dedicated to seeking innovations and improvements in policing  published a study of the San Diego police force entitled Patrol Staffing in Sand Diego: One- or Two-Officer Units. The study is a modest one that mostly explores the greater efficiency achieved with police units that only staff one officer per patrol car.

But aside from efficiency, there was one curious element to the finding that further supported the argument that two-man patrol cars were a bad system: police abuse. In one section (page 38 of the study), it was noted that two-officer units were involved in significantly more citizen complaint incidents per unit . . . than were one-officer units). Additionally, the study noticed that officers who had a history of being part of two-officer units had higher rates of incident than officers who had a history of being staffed alone.

To be sure, there are numerous incentives in place that encourage police abuses  both in the form of positive incentives, such as the pressure to make arrests, and negative incentives, such as the lack of individual costs incurred by police officers guilty of abuse. As Bruce Benson noted in The Enterprise of Law, the popular political solution for deterring police abuse  the exclusionary rule, which regards certain evidence as inadmissible in court if illegally obtained  has an insignificant deterrence effect. With the exclusionary rule, the only personal cost to a police officer for improperly obtaining evidence is indirect. An officer has only remote possibilities of job loss  further diminished by the protection of police unions  so the worst fear for most repeat offenders is the possibility of being passed over for promotion.1

Benson adds that If sufficiently direct sanctions were applied, then police bullying would be significantly reduced without any exclusionary rule. Legal scholar Richard Neely suggested making individual police precincts financially liable for property damage and attorney fees in the case of policy abuse, while Benson takes the more radical, Rothbardian approach of a...

02:58

Human Rights Watch claims China is collecting massive voice pattern database of its citizens "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Chinese government is collecting thousands of "voice pattern" samples from unsuspecting citizens for a national biometric voice database, adding to an already-indepth biometric profile of many individuals. Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Monday that to create the database, Chinese authorities have collaborated with indigenous speech recognition technology company iFlytek, which is responsible for producing 80 percent of all such technology in the country, to create a system which can automatically detect specific voices. HRW said the government has "stepped up" the use of biometric technology in recent years, to "bolster its existing mass surveillance and social control efforts." "The Chinese government has been collecting the voice patterns of tens of thousands of people with little transparency about the program or laws regulating who can be targeted or how that information is going to be used," said Sophie Richardson, HRW's China director. "Authorities can easily misuse that data in a country with a long history of unchecked surveillance and retaliation against critics."

02:57

(Video) The Instruction Manual to Controlling the World "IndyWatch Feed World"



Published on May 20, 2015

OWoN: Interesting that by Law, America has the Death Penalty for those counterfeiting its money supply. How about starting with the Fed?

02:57

Worlds oldest trees, new research "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from the USA says about itself:

Devonian forest

4 November 2013

This scene is excerpted from the Colorado Geology: Devonian-Mississippian video (in progress). These trees are the Progymnosperm Archaeopteris, and the forest floor includes Racophyton. Major soils did not develop until the first trees evolved on land.

Animation by Joseph Rogers and Leo Ascarrunz. Special thanks to Ian Miller and James Hagedorn (DMNS) for their input.

Interactive Geology Project, University of Colorado-Boulder.

From Cardiff University in Wales:

Fossils from the worlds oldest trees reveal complex anatomy never seen before

Intricate web of woody strands inside 374-million-year-old tree trunks point to most complicated trees to have ever grown on Earth

The first trees to have ever grown on Earth were also the most complex, new research has revealed.

Fossils from a 374-million-year-old tree found in north-west China have revealed an interconnected web of woody strands within the trunk of the tree that is much more intricate than that of the trees we see around us today.

The strands, known as xylem, are responsible for conducting water from a trees roots to its branches and leaves. In the most familiar trees the xylem forms a single cylinder to which new growth is added in rings year by year just under the bark. In other trees, notably palms, xylem is formed in strands embedded in softer tissues throughout the trunk.

Writing in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the scientists have shown that the earliest trees, belonging to a group known as the cladoxlopsids, had their xylem dispersed in strands in the outer 5 cm of the tree trunk only, whilst the middle of the trunk was completely hollow.

The narrow strands were arranged in an organised fashion and were interconnected to each other like a finely tuned network of water pipes.

The team, which includes researchers from Cardiff University, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology,...

02:56

Nazism: what it is, why we fight it, and how "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Nazi is not a slur: it has a meaning.

When I talk about the dangers of Nazism, people often assume I mean it as a term of abuse, as an excuse to attack people I disagree with. This is the unfortunate side effect of people forgetting the real meaning of the wordof treating Nazi like some kind of generic slur or term of abuse. It isnt: it has a straightforward, literal meaning. And it is one that you need to understand.

What is Nazism?

After WWII, there was a campaign to argue that Nazism had no real ideology, that it was just some group of people, to delegitimize it. That had some value, but its downside was that people forgot that Nazism does have an ideology, which never went away.

Nazism conceives of the world as a struggle between races. Thats not race as in the 20th-century American black/white sense; in the Nazi vision, Jews, Slavs, Britons, and so on are all races, too. Nazism believes that races have certain characteristics, which are passed on through the blood, and that they are bound to some land, which it is their right and duty to rule.

There are a few other articles of Nazi belief: for example, that acting (the will) is better than thinking (a sign of weaker races), and that the strength of a race is most strongly exemplified through the untrammeled Will of its leaders. It is often combined with Fascism, which adds a belief in the importance of hierarchy and obedienceand if youre thinking, Wait, you just made an ideology around obeying people who dont think? you may have spotted one of the many ways in which this goes wrong.

Invade Russia, they said. Itll be fun, they said. (Bundesarchiv)

The National Socialism is a very real idea, too: i means socialism for members of the nation. And they decide whos in and whos out. Government subsidies for good, decent people? Sure! Just dont give it to those parasites.

So heres the important thing: These ideas make up Nazism. You dont need to wear a swastika to believe in them.

And heres another important thing: If youre in the US, you may have grown up hearing Nazis are the bad guysthe guys Indiana Jones beats upwithout learning why. Or you may have learned about concentration camps, but not about what happened in the ten years leading up to them. All of which means that when other people see Nazis and get very frightened very quickly, they may seem to be overreacting.

Heres the thing: when the Nazis came to power in Germany, they didnt build camps. They passed laws restricting jobs for non-German races (nations). They argued that money spent on the disabled was simply a drain on society, and we sho...

02:56

The Third Track: Trade That Builds Our Economy Anew "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Staff of IATP - President Trump is playing high stakes poker in the NAFTA talks, with his US Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, at the helm. Laura Dawson, director of the Wilson Centres Canada Centre published an op-ed on 11 October in which she suggests there are two tracks to the NAFTA talks one is moving ahead with the easy consensus (i.e. tracking new issues that gained prominence in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations), while the other, driven by Trumps tweets and America First Agenda, is putting the whole enterprise at risk with incendiary statements and impossible demands. The agenda moving ahead for NAFTA reform seeks regulatory harmonization (to the lowest standard), longer monopolies on technology through tighter patent controls, and an extension of foreign investor rights over domestic legislation. It is an agenda much of the U.S. business community is squarely behind, and Canadas and Mexicos business communities, too. That agenda was moving along, its path likely smoothed by the fact that many of the negotiators knew one another from the TPP talks. NAFTA empowers an economics many civil society organizations have resisted for decades, whether trade unions, farm organizations, environmentalists, womens organizations or church groups.

02:55

WATCH: Illegal ICE Raid Shows How the US Is Starting to Look Like Nazi Germany "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

iceA disturbing warrantless raid by ICE agents was captured on video this week showing how the US is quickly slipping into tyranny.

02:54

This Page From A New Childrens Book About Hillary Clinton Is Hilariously Crazy "IndyWatch Feed World"

A new childrens book about Hillary Clinton by author Michelle Markel titled Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born To Lead, has a hilarious graphic showing groups of famous men from the 1950s, including Albert Einstein, Edward R. Murrow, Elvis Presley, Jackie Robinson, and President Eisenhower, among others

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02:54

French Minister of Defense: French Citizens who Joined Jihad Should Die on the Battlefield "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Peter Koenig | Dissident Voice | October 23, 2017 AP reported in The New York Post of 21 October 2017, that during ISIS heydays, it is estimated that about 30,000 citizens from around the world traveled to the Middle East, mostly Syria and Iraq, to join ISIS/Daesh as jihadi fighters.  This included an estimated []

02:53

FLASHBACK: Bill Clinton gave 215 speeches and earned $48M while Hillary presided over US foreign policy - State Dept. voiced no objections "IndyWatch Feed World"

A joint investigation by the Washington Examiner and the nonprofit watchdog group Judicial Watch found that former President Clinton gave 215 speeches and earned $48 million while his wife presided over U.S. foreign policy, raising questions about whether the Clintons fulfilled ethics agreements related to the Clinton Foundation during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. According to documents obtained by Judicial Watch and released Wednesday in an ongoing Freedom of Information Act case, State Department officials charged with reviewing Bill Clinton's proposed speeches did not object to a single one. Some of the speeches were delivered in global hotspots and were paid for by entities with business or policy interests in the U.S. The documents also show that in June 2011, the State Department approved a consulting agreement between Bill Clinton and a controversial Clinton Foundation adviser, Doug Band.

02:52

Russian National Guard serviceman kills four of his fellow members before being gunned down "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Russian National Guard officer has killed four fellow servicemen at a military base in the southern Russian region of Chechnya. The shooter was subsequently gunned down. "A first lieutenant of the Russian National Guard has fatally wounded four of his fellow officers," the National Guard's press service told the Russian media, adding that the incident took place about 4:00pm local time (1:00pm GMT). A military prosecutor's office has launched an inquiry into the incident. There was no information immediately available about the shooter's motive. A similar incident took place in late September in Russia's Far East. At that time, a Dagestan-born soldier killed three fellow servicemen with an automatic rifle, attempted to flee and was later shot down by an counter-terrorism unit. The defense ministry said that the September shooting incident could have been a result of the serviceman suffering a nervous breakdown.

02:51

Russia plans to build a moon base by 2050 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Russian space corporation Energia has presented a plan for a moon exploration program, which includes building a lunar base between 2040 and 2050. The base is intended to be a springboard for future missions to deep space and other planets. Cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri, who has been on several expeditions to the International Space Station (ISS), conducted five spacewalks, and currently heads the flight department of Energia, presented the program on Tuesday, TASS reports. The site for the future base will be chosen before 2030, Kalleri said, after which preparations will be in full gear, including the creation of the main modules of the station and a radiation shelter. According to the presentation, Energia is planning to carry out "the construction of lunar base and scientific program" between 2040 and 2050. As soon as the base is finished, the moon's resources will be explored.

02:51

DNC Donors, Bernie Sanders Supporters Demand Release Of Hacked DNC Server In New Lawsuit "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A new lawsuit filed this morning in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia is demanding the DNC release its allegedly hacked server. Bernie Sanders supporters and Democratic National Committee donors are listed as the plaintiffs, whereas the DNC and Hillary Clinton are named as the defendants. The lawsuit could prove decisive in debunking []

The post DNC Donors, Bernie Sanders Supporters Demand Release Of Hacked DNC Server In New Lawsuit appeared first on GotNews.

02:50

Senators Stunned To Learn US Has 1,000 Troops In Niger "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

With Pentagon officials offering the first details on the Niger ambush incident, they also revealed details about the ongoing US war in Niger, including the revelation that there is an ongoing US war in Niger. Nobody seems to have known about it. Especially not those whose job it is to know. Senate Armed Services Committee []

The post Senators Stunned To Learn US Has 1,000 Troops In Niger appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.

02:50

"Intelligent tracking prevention": New Safari privacy measure still doesn't measure up to GNU IceCat "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In September, Apple included a new privacy feature in its Safari Web browser as part of its latest iOS and macOS updates. Called "intelligent tracking prevention," it keeps certain Web sites from tracking users around the Web, effectively blocking the ads that follow wherever you browse.

Safari is not free software, so while Apple has taken a step in the right direction by trying to help computer users avoid being tracked by advertisers, it's not enough (and it doesn't negate the fact that there are many other reasons to avoid Apple). And although being able to avoid third-party cookies is the best anti-tracking measure a Web browser can offer, Safari and other widely used browsers, including Chrome, Chromium, Mozilla, and Internet Explorer, all still allow them. (Riseup offers a useful browser privacy scorecard that evaluates some of the most popular Web browsers.)

Fortunately, there is a better option for privacy-respecting Web browsing: GNU IceCat.

  • First, GNU IceCat is free software, as is Firefox. Safari is not. Because anybody can inspect the code of a free software package, none of the package's activities are kept secret -- if free software was spying on you, then you -- or anyone -- could discover that by looking at the code.

  • GNU IceCat includes GNU LibreJS, which addresses the problem of proprietary JavaScript by easily identifying it, allowing users to avoid it.

  • GNU IceCat also includes the HTTPS Everywhere extension, which encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure.

  • And it includes SpyBlock, based on Adblock Plus, which blocks privacy trackers while browsing, and blocks all third-party requests when in private browsing mode.

  • IceCat also prevents the leaking of private information through referers. Referer logging tells the Web server what page linked you to your current request. No widely used browsers aside from IceCat address this issue, and even some lesser-known, privacy-oriented browsers let this information slip through.

  • Finally, GNU IceC...

02:48

The Antiwar Movement Then & Now "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Staff of Vietnam Full Disclosure - It is offerednot in expectation of agreementbut to provoke a serious discussion about the current state of antiwar politics. Burns and Novick in their PBS documentary: The Vietnam War could not ignore the antiwar movement, but exhibit little interest in its dynamics, except in its supposed hostility to American GIs. Since my interest still lies in how to build a more effective antiwar movement, I want to focus on the lessons learned and not learned by the Vietnam antiwar movement as a prelude to exploring how we might move forward to confront the multiple wars and threats of war that beset our world. Of course, there was not one unified antiwar movement, but a conglomeration of tendencies featuring contending critiques, strategies and tactics. What follows is an attempt at a succinct, dispassionate description of those tendencies, which no doubt risks over-simplification. I will look at three general perspectives. I will begin with a critique of tendencies with which I was associated. The first set of tendencies included the anti-imperialists, militants, and Marxist-Leninists. Members of these overlapping, but distinct groupings, all grasped the depth of the problem that the war in Vietnam exposed. The war was not a mistake or an aberration from the general direction of US global policy. Its goal was to dominate the world and, in this particular case, to gain a strategic foothold in mainland Asia.

02:48

The New Yorker retrata a Donald Trump como un payaso peligroso "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Toda mi vida ha sido interrumpida. Es una pesadilla nacional , dice el artista Carter Goodrich, sobre su portada para la revista, The New Yorker.Goodrich retrata a Donald Trump, presidente de los Estados Unidos como un payaso peligroso .Todava estoy tan aturdido como lo estaba hace un ao, en la noche de las elecciones, describe el []

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02:46

Psychopath: Man who promised women lavish lifestyle forced them into prostitution using fear and intimidation while keeping them captive "IndyWatch Feed World"

Robert Atlee Miner V's online advertisements promised women the lure of relocating to "beautiful, sunny" South Florida and the opportunity to earn up to a $1,000 a day working as dancers and escorts. He promised them cars and places to live. But instead, the 27-year-old man used fear and intimidation to force the women to work as prostitutes in various motels - some of them in Palm Beach County - and keep all of the money for himself, authorities alleged in arresting him Sunday on charges of human trafficking, a crime some have called modern-day slavery. Miner was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on charges that include human trafficking, armed sexual battery and money laundering, as well as multiple charges related to running a prostitution business. Judge Caroline Shepherd on Monday delayed Miner's first-appearance hearing on the charges until Tuesday so that he can have an attorney present.

02:45

Yuan De Facto Backed By Gold? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Bill Holter

I intended to write this yesterday but was still buried from response to last Thursdays article. My wife teased me, she told me she had not seen me work like that since I retired from brokerage back in 2006. From Friday morning through yesterday I burned my cell battery down 5 times and was stuck several times plugged in and talking with a 3 ft. chord attached! I thank everyone for the huge response and reiterate this is a window that when closes will probably never open again.

This is a very important week. We had an IMF meeting over the weekend and an extremely bland communique. I am sure much more went on behind the scenes than this dont worry be happy statement.

China has their 29th Communist Congress the 18th and 19th this week. For sure it will contain pomp and circumstance as they install new and old leaders but the highlight will be their 5 year plan discussions. We may (most probably) not be privy to the true core to the plan and only offered public tidbits for view but we will see.

We can look back at the last five years and see China has readied herself to assume leadership for the world in many if not most areas previously lead by the US. They have set up credit facilities, a clearing system alternative to SWIFT, trade deals all over the world especially including the Middle East and other commodity rich areas. (And amassed a huge hoard of gold). They have also cozied up to Russia in many ways including militarily. We have also seen several instances where US Naval vessels may have been compromised technologically. In fact, I understand the Fitzgerald will have new electronics installed by Lockheed Martin. The main supporter of the U.S. dollar (the military) may have been tested publicly and only understood by those watching closely?

The point is this, China is ready. They can now at this point begin to pull the trigger. Whether it is one big trigger or many smaller triggers I do not know. (A betting man would wager many small triggers as the Chinese are a very polite society). I also do not know if one of the smaller triggers creates a domino effect but I suspect so. Do not mistake this, China does have huge leverage and imbedded fraud as does the West. The biggest difference as I have stressed for over two years is China actually created stuff whereas the West took their plundered spoils and ate...

02:45

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02:45

The Trump Town That Banned Dancing "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If the town of Pound, Virginia is famous for anything, its their ordinance against dancing that was overturned by a federal District Court Judge in 1999. The judge found that you couldnt even put on The Nutcracker in Pound without applying for a waiver from the local ban. The locals said that dancing and alcohol were too volatile a mix to tolerate, which put a damper on the good times at the local honky tonk at the edge of town.

There isnt much to do in this hamlet tucked into the farthest reaches of the Cumberland Mountains, 425 miles from Washington. A new four-lane highway bypassed the town a few years ago, and the nearest fast-food restaurant is 12 miles away.

But a federal judge is helping to liven up the place. His ruling has many residents here kicking up their heels. Literally. Theyre dancingand for the first time in 18 years, its legal.

The town is in the news again today because the Associated Press profiled the place as part of their look at the upcoming gubernatorial race in Virginia. The place went overwhelmingly for Trump but its decidedly less enthusiastic about the Republican candidate for governor, Ed Gillespie. By now, you should be familiar with this story.

The town of Pound, nestled near the Kentucky line, was once a booming coal center where the main drag got so busy with shoppers that people couldnt find a parking spot. Now, many shops are boarded up with dusty For Sale signs. Some buildings are collapsing, overgrown with weeds. Jobs are scarce. Prescription pain pills are a major problem. The high school closed in 2011.

Eight out of 10 voters in Pound backed Trump, and some of the towns remaining business owners and patrons say their faith has already been rewarded.

Ive seen more coal trucks in the last six months than I have in the past eight years, said David Williams, who owns a TV repair and fishing gear store.

Its one of the mysteries of our age that the same folks who would ban dancing have no real problem warming up to a person like Donald Trump.

Hair salon owner Kim Mcfall said...

Find Out What Makes People Wince "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Sunday, the New York Times ran a piece on the voters in Terre Haute and Vigo County, Indiana. The area has the distinction of picking every presidential winner since the beginning of the 20th Century except Dwight Eisenhower in 1952 and William Taft in 1908. And, yes, that means they voted for Barack Obama twice and also for Donald Trump. To me, that makes this communitys political behavior something that needs to be understood if the left is going to diagnose why theyve been losing support in the Midwest, in rural and small-town America, and how they lost a presidential election to a man like Donald Trump.

Heres one clue from the article:

Its economy is struggling. City finances are a mess. Markers of misery lower family income, higher rates of smoking and obesity, surging opioid use are many. Its 108,000 residents are much whiter than the nation as a whole, and its demographics are changing only to the degree that the population is skewing older and less educated. It has benefited from government programs, like disability payments and a stimulus grant under the Obama administration that delivered a flood control project, but people here rail against Washington

The headquarters of Clabber Girl, the baking powder company, is a point of civic pride, along with Indiana State University, which has rising enrollment, and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, a highly regarded science and engineering college. One old factory is being converted into lofts. But several people, when asked about the state of things, simply responded with a wince.

How did a philandering New York City real estate developer turn this relatively conservative area from Obama territory to Trump territory? I suppose we should also ask how how Obama turned them away from the Republican Party (twice), since they supported George W. Bush in both of his elections. Maybe the people of Vigo County are contrarian enough to turn against the party in power so long as an incumbent isnt on the ticket. If thats the pattern, theyll be voting for Trump again.

Yet, the reporting for this article indicates that they have a lot of buyers remorse about Trump already, and it could become Democratic territory in 2020. What makes this part of Indiana interesting is its propensity to swing back and forth between the two major parties, but the general drift toward Trump in largely white communities has been evident almost everywhere.

The centrality of immigration and racial issues is seen as a main culprit by almost everyone, including the architects of Trumps campaign. But we still need to account for the fact that Vigo County voted for a black candidate two times over a white m...

GOP and Dems Have Different Problems "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The two parties are not mirror images of each other. The Democrats can't raise money for the DNC but individual candidates and the DSCC and DCCC are performing very well. Meanwhile, the president is raising a ton of money for the RNC, but the NRSC and NRCC are struggling mightily, and many of their most vulnerable incumbents are being outraised by the their Democratic challengers.

The Democrats' problems are a hangover from the primaries and the contested race for a new DNC chief. There is plenty of blame to spread around for this, including from the Russians who fanned the flames of disunity with their release of hacked emails around the time of the Democratic National Convention. Of course, their active measure against the American left wouldn't be as effective if their weren't real embarrassing revelations involved. The best propaganda has an element of truth to it, and that was true all throughout the Cold War. Still, Democrats should be self-aware enough to be wary of doing the Russians' work for them by perpetuating bad blood from 2016.

The Republicans' problem is a predictable one. Trump is in only in it for himself, so he raises a lot of money for the organ responsible for helping him get reelected but actively suppresses his base's interest in donating to the congressional fundraising arms.

In general, the Dems get the better end of this because the midterm elections will turn much more on what the congressional organizations do than on what the RNC and DNC do, so the Republicans should be very upset.

House Republicans are growing increasingly alarmed that some of their most vulnerable members arent doing the necessary legwork to protect themselves from an emerging Democratic tidal wave. In some of the biggest media markets, where blockbuster fundraising is a prerequisite for political survivalmost notably in New York City, Los Angeles, and HoustonRepublican lawmakers arent raising enough money to run aggressive campaigns against up-and-coming Democrats.

Of the 53 House Republicans facing competitive races, according to Cook Political Report ratings, a whopping 21 have been outraised by at least one Democratic opponent in the just-completed fundraising quarter. Thats a stunningly high number this early in the cycle, one t...

02:45

The Crack-Up:  Donald Trump And The Fourth Great Shattering "IndyWatch Feed World"

When the historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., published his bestseller The Disuniting of America in 1991, he didnt seriously entertain the worst-case scenario suggested by the title. At the time, the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia were imploding, while separatist movements in Quebec, East Timor, Spains Basque country, and elsewhere were already clamoring for their own states. But when it came to the United States, Schlesingers worries were principally focused on the far smaller battlefield of the American classroom and what he saw as multiculturalisms threat to the mythic melting pot. Although he took those teacup tempests seriously, the worst future Schlesinger could imagine was what he called the tribalization of American life. He didnt contemplate the actual dismemberment of the country.

Today, controversies over hate speech and gender politics continue to roil American campuses. These, however, are probably the least important conflicts in the country right now, considering the almost daily evidence of disintegrative pressures of every sort: demonstrations by white supremacistsmass shootings and police killings, and the current dismantling of the federal government, not to speak of the way cities and states are defying Washingtons dictates on immigration, the environment, and health care. The nations motto of e pluribus unum (out of many, one) is in serious danger of being turned inside out.

A country that hasnt had a civil war in more than 150 years, where secessionist movements from Texas to Vermont have generally caused merriment not concern, now faces di...

02:44

Iraq Firmly Rejects US Calls To Boot Militia Forces That Helped Defeat ISIS "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Baghdad government and its paramilitary forces increasingly see American troop presence as the actual foreign menace.

A prominent Iraqi militia leader with close ties to Iran has told the United States to go home while also accusing US forces of not actually being interested in fighting ISIS: Your forces should get ready to get out of our country once the excuse of Daeshs presence is over, said Sheikh Qais al-Khazali, the commander of the Shia PMU group Asaib (Popular Mobilization Unit), through the groups TV channel on Monday. The threatening statement was issued the same day Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi publicly rejected Secretary of State Rex Tillersons earlier suggestion that Iraqi paramilitary units who have for years fought Islamic State terrorists are actually Iranian and not Iraqi nationals.

On Sunday Tillerson controversially asserted that Iranian militias need to leave Iraq as the fight against Islamic State militants was coming to an end while in Riyadh where he engaged in rare high level talks with Abadi and Saudi Arabias King Salman. Certainly Iranian militias that are in Iraq, now that the fighting against (the Islamic State group) is coming to a close, those militias need to go home, Tillerson said during a press conference in Riyadh, just before boarding a plane for Baghdad. All foreign fighters need to go home, he added.

But Iraqi PM Abadi pushed back against the Secretary of State in a face to face meeting in Baghdad on Monday. Abadis words to Tillerson were publicized through a statement on the prime ministers official Facebook page posted late Monday, which has been translated by Zero Hedge:

Prime Minister Dr. Haider al-Abadi during his meeting with the American Secretary of State Rex Tillerson assured him that the fighters of al-Hashd al Shaabi [PMU militias] are Iraqi fighters who fought terrorism and protected their country, they sacrificed in order to win against Daesh [ISIS], and that Hashd al Shaabi is an official institution under the state. The Iraqi Constitution doesnt allow for foreign armed groups under state institutions, and further said that we should encourage these fighters because they are the hope of our country and for the region.

And a s...

02:44

Elie Wiesel accused of groping woman "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, more and more women feel confident to come forward with their own stories of being sexually harassed, groped, and raped where once they chose to remain silent because their attackers were powerful people and they feared being shamed and retaliated against. Some of these things happened years ago. One of latest allegations comes from Jennifer Listman who is now an anthropological geneticist working at New York University. In a detailed blog post, she describes how in 1989, when she was 19 years of age, she was shocked when she was groped by Nobel peace prize winner Elie Wiesel during a photographing at a public charity event. Wiesel died in 2016 at the age of 87.

When I was nineteen years old, Elie Weisel grabbed my ass. It was a calculated act and worse than you think; he mistook me for an ultra-religious underage girl who was unlikely to tell anyone about it. In other words, he purposefully chose to molest someone who he assumed was a minor and who would be compelled into silence.
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The photographer was about to take the photo when Elie Wiesel yelled, Wait!!. He then lunged (this is not an exaggerationhe looked as if he was performing a fencing move) out of the middle of the arrangement, across the line of family members, towards his right, towards me. Pushing with his hands, he shoved me and my boyfriend apart, inserted himself between us, placed one arm over each of our shoulders, and then gave a nod to the photographer and said, Ok.

Weird.

The photographer re-focused his lens, which took some time. The hand on my right shoulder moved a few inches down my back to be on my shoulder blade. Maybe his hand had been uncomfortable in its original position. Although, how could it be more comfortable now that it was not resting on top of something? I didnt have an answer for myself. The hand moved lower. It moved again. This happened slowly, over a period of seconds; a physical impossibility that is possible under such circumstances. I was in disbelief.

That cant be what hes doing. That cant be what hes doing. That cant be what hes doing.

His hand is still in a normal position. It is still in a normal position, now. Even now, it is still in a normal position.

The photographer snapped the photo. Simultaneously, Elie Wiesels right hand had reached my right ass cheek, which he squeezed. The photo was over, the photographer leaned back from crouching over his camera, the group separated, smiling at ea...

02:43

Hillary And Democrats Now Getting Called On Russian Collusion "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Fox News: After months of batting back accusations of collusion with Moscow in last years presidential campaign, Republicans say Democrats are the ones who now have some explaining to do as fresh developments raise questions about their own Russia connections. First came reports that the FBI knew about a Russian bribery plot tied to []

02:42

Boom: The Clintons, US Uranium, Putin, And The FBI "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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In 2016, long before the current news story broke about the FBI concealing a multi-year investigation into Russian bribery, the Clintons, US uranium, and Russia, I wrote about the scandal and spelled it out in simple terms. A writer for the Washington Post then called me and tried to extract a statement he could use []

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02:42

Chemical Sexual Assault: The science supports us in it. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Mariano Di Vaio, zimbio.com. Somen cant be sexy in work clothes? Really?

Carl Gallups, christian pastor and Trumphole had a little chat session with Mike Shoesmith, who wrote a blog post about the sexual assault cases coming to light in Hollywood recently. It seems Mr. Shoesmith is yet another christian mouthpiece. Theres no end of them. Well, this might take a while, so lets get started:

If a woman wears sexually suggestive clothing around a man is that not also sexual assault? Men are visually stimulated and unwanted stimulation should meet the basic definition of assault. I am not condoning bad behavior by men but women need to understand that by walking around in their little sisters skirt they are guilty of indecent visual assault on a mans imagination which does cause mental anguish and torment especially on men who really are trying to live in harmony and respect toward women; something made more difficult when every ripple and curve are exposed to the men around you. Something to think about.

I have some very bad news for you, Mr. Shoesmith women are also visually stimulated. Most people are, you know. How women dress varies greatly, from one individual to the next, and of course, the context matters. If you suffer terribly from being overstimulated, then pursuing a job as a Hollywood event planner or photographer might not be the job for you. For the most part, people tend to dress appropriately for their particular job. As for women simply going about their business, perhaps you should nudge your tongue back in your mouth, and point your eyeballs somewhere else. Look at the men for a change. Look at cars in the street. Look in storefront windows. Lots of options. Become a major shoe fan, and look at everyones feet. This idea that men simply have little to no control is an incredibly toxic lie, which causes a great deal of damage. It should not be enabled in any way. Youre the type of person who would condemn the wearing of burkas, but the way you want women to dress isnt all that far off. Personally, I think mens suits are a fantastic look on women, so lets have a look at women being completely non-sexy, given that they are completely covered up:

02:42

Call to Action: Support Water Protectors at Camp Makwa in Minnesota "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

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02:41

Conductor de Tlaxcala decor su auto con una mano falsa y lo persiguen por secuestro "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Los uniformados reconocieron el derecho del conductor de colocar adornos en su vehculo, le recomendaron evitar alarmar a la poblacin afectada por la inseguridad del estado.Regeneracin, 24 de octubre de 2017.- Autoridades de Tlaxcala recibieron el reporte de un vehculo que presuntamente llevaba en su cajuela a una vctima de secuestro, por lo que de []

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02:40

On Venezuelas Regional Elections: Some Elephants in the Room "IndyWatch Feed World"

Joe Emersberger says the corporate mainstream media is in denial over Venezuela's regional election results.

02:38

IS women 'potential threat' to home countries, report warns "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Soufan group says a third of people who joined IS were women and children, and their return to home presents security risks

02:36

VIRAL VIDEO: Paul Joseph Watson SAVAGES Leftists Plan To Scream Helplessly At Sky On Anniversary Of Trumps Election "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Infowars Editor-at-Large Paul Joseph Watson is back with another viral video. This time, the YouTube sensation roasts leftists plan to scream helplessly at the sky on the anniversary of President Trumps election. This is the epitome of Trump Derangement Syndrome. 

Only in Boston reports, Over 4,000 people have RSVPd to an event in Boston Common to scream at the sky on the 2016 Election anniversary.

PJ Media reports:

Thousands of anguished libs in Boston and Philadelphia will be taking part in scream fests on Nov. 8 to commemorate the anniversary of Donald Trumps election. Liberals in other cities around the country are likely to step up to the crazy plate as well as the big day draws near.

Over 4,000 Facebook users in the Boston area have RSVPd to attend the event theyre calling Scream helplessly at the sky on the anniversary of the election. Another 33,000 have expressed interest in attending the event at the 383-year-old Boston Common.

The organizers say in a Facebook post: Come express your anger at the current state of democracy, and scream helplessly at the sky!

This administration has attacked everything about what it means to be American, Johanna Schulman, an activist and...

02:35

Bitter Memories: History of The Tule Lake Japanese Relocation Center "IndyWatch Feed War"

(1975) A documentary on the Tule Lake Japanese Relocation Camp presented through interviews with Japanese Americans who were interned there.

02:35

PEN America slams Israel for effort to criminalize Dareen Tatours poetry and denying her access to internet "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour has been detained by Israel for two years now, in prisons and then under strict house arrest near Nazareth. She is allowed to go out of her house only for 2 hours a day, from 17:00 till 19:00. She must be accompanied by guardians at all times family members who have posted large sums with the Israeli government to back their promise that they will now allow Tatour to get on the internet!

What is her crime? The 35-year-old citizen of Israel was charged with incitement to violence and support of terrorism, due to three acts in 2015:

Publishing the poem Resist My People, Resist Them on her Youtube channel and Facebook page.

A Facebook post calling for an intifada within the green line to support Muslims access to the Al-Aqsa mosque.

A Facebook post describing a Palestinian woman shot by Israeli police as the next martyr.

Tatours case has been the focus of a global campaign of support, including from PEN International. And the good news is that PEN America has full-throatedly joined that campaign: the poet is PEN Americas October featured case.

PEN gives an excellent description of the crudeness of the Israeli case:

The prosecution of Tatour is of particular concern, as it not only threatens principles of free expression for Palestinian authors, but also represents more broadly an attempt by the Israeli government to litigate the meaning of a piece of literature. The government has based their case primarily on Tatours use of the word shahid, both within her poem and in an October 9, 2015, Facebook post of a photograph of Israa Abed, an Arab-Israeli woman shot by security officers.

It describes the growing intolerance toward free expression inside Israeli government:

As the October 17 verdict nears, the Israeli government has taken an increasingly hostile stance toward solidarity efforts in support of Tatour. On August 30, the Arab-Hebrew Theatre in Jaffa hosted an event that included readings of court transcripts from Tatours hearings as well her previously published poetry. In response to the event, the Israeli Finance Ministry has called for a hearing on reducing the funding of the theater for vio...

02:35

Navalny has no legal right to take part in presidential election prosecutors - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

[Editors note: Although this might not seem like much of a story, it is, in fact, of great significance to Russian politics and by extension, geopolitics on a global scale. Navalny is nothing more than a puppet stooge of the West, a blogger plucked from obscurity and pumped up with Western finance and assistance into []

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