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Sunday, 04 November

05:18

Announcing Ecologise.in "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

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Wednesday, 31 October

18:39

News update "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

5 reasons why Tibets melting ice is a disaster for India, Europe and US
Nihar Gokhale, Catch News
Did you know that rivers originating in Tibets glaciers supply water to 1.3 billion people? Thats equivalent to the entire population of India. But these glaciers are fast disappearing due to global warming. Tibets sustainability is crucial for sustenance of the world, but this fact is not commonly known. The glaciers are just the tip of the iceberg.

The Gulf will soon be too hot for human beings literally
Scroll.in
A study by Jeremy S Pal and Elfatih AB Eltahir of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology finds that human beings will not be able to survive in the Gulf just 65 years from now. Our results expose a specific regional hot spot where climate change, in the absence of significant mitigation, is likely to severely impact human habitability in the future, the study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, said.

World set to use more energy for cooling than heating
The Guardian UK
The world faces a looming and potentially calamitous cold crunch, with demand for air conditioning and refrigeration growing so fast that it threatens to smash pledges and targets for global warming. Worldwide power consumption for air conditioning alone is forecast to surge 33-fold by 2100 as developing world incomes rise and urbanisation advances. Already, the US uses as much electricity to keep buildings cool as the whole of Africa uses on everything; China and India are fast catching up. By mid-century people will use more energy for cooling than heating (Also read: How America became addicted to air conditioning).

The Rapid and Startling Decline Of Worlds Vast Boreal Forests
Jim Robbins, Yale Environment 360
Scientists are becoming increasingly concerned about the fate of the huge boreal forest that spans from Scandinavia to northern Canada. Unprecedented warming in the region is jeopardizing the future of a critical ecosystem that makes up nearly a third of the earths forest cover...

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Sunday, 28 October

11:18

Call for Papers: Indian Society for Ecological Economics "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 8th Biennial Conference of the Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE)

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URBANIZATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Hosted by

Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

During

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Rapid urbanization and industrialization-led economic growth are the quintessential features of developing country landscapes, particularly in South Asia. Urbanization brings about dramatic changes in local environments, occupying land and water bodies, creating air pollution and heat island effects. It places demands on regional resources such as water and agriculture. Urban areas and industry dump their solid waste and effluents onto peri-urban areas, remote islands or deep beneath the oceans. The growth of industry, which promises and at times provides more jobs, legitimizes this demand for resources, the creation of new slums and gentrified spaces, different gender relationships, lifestyle changes and health impacts. Urban lifestyles also set the benchmark to which others aspire, and therefore the ecological footprint they will generate.

INSEE, an association of professionals interested in issues at the interface of ecology, economy, and society, invites submissions of original papers and panels of papers addressing these concerns at its 8th Biennial Conference, which focuses onUrbanization and the Environment.

Analyses of gaps in current challenges as well as of possible ways towards more sustainable and equitable urbanization are welcome. Contributions from different interdisciplinary perspectives (e.g., ecological and environmental economics, geography, political ecology, gender-environment studies, environmental governance, ecology, water and wastewater management, energy studies) are invited. Scholars include academics, students, environmental and social activists, policy-makers, entrepreneurs and bureaucrats: anyone engaged in rigorously exploring questions, conducting analysis and deriving lessons on these issues.

The Conference will be held at the Indian Institute of Science in the city of Bengalurubetween 16th-18th December 2018. Bengaluru, once known as Indias garden city, is one of the worlds most rapidly expanding metropolises, and a microcosm of the socio-environmental challenges and responses that urbanization and industrial...

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Friday, 26 October

11:04

Credit Suisse: Richest 1% own 53% of Indias wealth "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

According to Credit Suisse, Indias wealth increased by $2.284 trillion between 2000 and 2018. Of this rise, the richest 1% has hogged 61%

Manas Chakravarty, Live Mint Graphic by Prajakta Patil/Mint

The richest 1% of Indians own 53% of the countrys wealth, according to the latest data on global wealth from Credit Suisse. The richest 5% own 68.6% of the countrys wealth, while the top 10% have 76.3%. At the other end of the pyramid, the poorer half of our countrymen jostles for 4.1% of the nations wealth. As Deng Xiaoping put it so pithily, It is glorious to be rich.

Whats more, things are getting more and more glorious for the rich. Data from Credit Suisse show that Indias richest 1% owned just 36.8% of the countrys wealth in 2000, while the share of the top 10% was 65.9%. Since then the richest have managed to steadily increase their share of the pie, as the chart shows. This happened during the years of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government from 2000-04, during the first United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government backed by the Left, during the second UPA tenure and now in the first year of the Modi government; the share of the top 1% has now crossed 50%. The colour of the government has been no impediment to the steady rise in the riches of the wealthy.

The chart shows that the difference between the share of the top 1% and that of the top 10% was 29.1 percentage points in 2000, but is down to 23.3 percentage points in 2018. In other words, the top 1% is eating into the share of the next 9%. The richest are growing at the expense of the relatively well-off. Between 2010 and 2018, the share of the poorer half of the population shrank from 5.3% to 4.1%.

According to Credit Suisse, Indias wealth increased by $2.284 trillion between 2000 and 2018. Of this rise, the richest 1% has hogged 61%, while the top 10% bagged 81%. The other 90% got the leftovers.

The share of Indias richest 1% is far ahead than that of top 1% of the US, who own a mere 37.3% of the total US wealth. But Indias finest still have a long way to go before they match Russia, where the top 1% own a stupendous 70.3% of the countrys wealth.

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Wednesday, 24 October

11:12

Sagar Dhara: The climate challenge is deeper than technology "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

DEVELOPMENT AND DISARMAMENT ROUNDTABLE

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Technologys role in a climate solution
If the world is to avoid severe, widespread, and irreversible [climate] impacts, carbon emissions must decrease quicklyand achieving such cuts, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, depends in part on the availability of key technologies. But arguments abound against faith in technological solutions to the climate problem. Electricity grids may be ill equipped to accommodate renewable energy produced on a massive scale. Many technological innovations touted in the past have failed to achieve practical success. Even successful technologies will do little good if they mature too late to help avert climate disaster. Below, experts from India, the United States, and Bangladesh address the following questions: To what extent can the world depend on technological innovation to address climate change? And what promising technologiesin generating, storing, and saving energy, and in storing greenhouse gases or removing them from the atmosphereshow most potential to help the world come to terms with global warming?

The challenge is deeper than technology

Sagar Dhara

Human beings habitually prioritize their own right to nature over other species rights to it; energy growth has depended on this habit.  It has also depended on private ownership of nature, which allows an investorindividual, enterprise, stateto make small energy investments that deliver large amounts of surplus energy. Surplus energy spurs human development and lifestyle changes, and the desire for development drives further energy growth.

Fossil fuels, with their high energy density, have played a major role in the human growth story. In 2012, the most recent year for which International Energy Agency figures are available, fossil fuels provided 82 percent of the worlds primary e...

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Tuesday, 23 October

11:28

E-book: Water warriors Stories on people and their relationship with water "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The stories in this yearbook highlight efforts by rural and urban communities across India to take back ownership of their water resources.

India Water Portal

Prayers on the bank of the Kshipra

Prayers on the bank of the Kshipra

Water sustains lives and livelihoods. It is a precious and finite resource that, in future years, is likely to become the main bone of contention between peoples, states and nations. Water like every other finite resource needs sustainable and equitable management, with equal focus on reducing demand, recycling and finding alternatives, as well as the usual emphasis on supply solutions.

While alarms are regularly raised over its increasing scarcity, water is largely seen as a matter of state regulation and governance, and is affected by large-scale issues such as privatisation, industrial and human pollution, and corruption.

Water warriors Stories on people and their relationship with water presents the issue of water from the perspective of local communities, based on the premise that water is a very local issue that affects the lives of people everywhere, every day. The stories in this yearbook highlight efforts by rural and urban communities across India in as far off regions as Umananda island in Assam, Amatikra in Chhattisgarh, Bengaluru in Karnataka, and Dhanukshkodi in Tamil Nadu to take back ownership of their water resources.

These stories first appeared on the India Water Portal in English, Hindi and Kannada. This book showcases the best content from the Portal since its inception.

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Monday, 22 October

15:06

Series: INDCs and the road to Paris 1 "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

(Note: Indias Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), its eagerly awaited promise of action to counter climate change ahead of the Paris climate talks this year, was released earlier this month. Starting with this one, we present a series of posts that look at whether Indias pledge is all its claimed to be. In this post, we present some of the initial coverage of the pledge that summarises its contents and a guide to understanding the importance of INDCs, apart from Indias INDC document itself)

Full text of Indias INDC

A concise summary of Indias INDCs: India Announces New Climate Targets

A primer on INDCs and what they imply, read: Adding up INDCs: what country commitments could mean for climate change

ANALYSES

Indias INDC is fair, and its renewable energy and forestry targets are ambitious, says CSE
CSE India
Indias INDC reflects its development challenges, aspirations and the realities of climate change. Indias renewable energy target is more ambitious than that of the US. Indias emission intensity target is exactly similar to that of Chinas. About 85 per cent of countries have submitted their INDCs. Their collective pledges are not in line with keeping the world within the safe 2C temperature rise target.

 5 Key Takeaways from Indias New Climate Plan
World Resources Institute
As the worlds third-largest emitter and a country thats highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, it is encouraging to witness India invest in actions to tackle climate change while addressing critical issues such as poverty, food security and access to healthcare and education.

Indias climate pledge: keeping promises will be a tall order
Nihar Gokhale, Catch News
While it is true that much of the climate action plan depends on getting money and technology fro...

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Sunday, 21 October

04:34

News update "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Capitalism is Mother Earths Cancer: World Peoples Summit Issues 12 Demands
Common Dreams
Decrying capitalism as a threat to life, an estimated 7,000 environmentalists, farmers, and Indigenous activists from 40 countries convened in the Bolivian town of Tiquipaya for this weekends World Peoples Conference on Climate Change, aiming to elevate the demands of social movements and developing countries in the lead-up to upcoming United Nations-led climate talks. Capitalism is Mother Earths cancer, Bolivian President Evo Morales told the crowd, which also heard over the course of the three-day conference from United Nations Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon as well as other Latin American leaders.

Why Earths future will depend on how we build our cities
Chris Mooney, The Washington Post
It may be the most important number on Earth: 1,000 gigatons. Thats roughly how much carbon dioxide humanity has left to emit, scientists say, in order to have a two-thirds chance of keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius above the temperature in pre-industrial times and thus, staying within what has often been deemed a safe climate threshold. A new report, though, finds that if we dont build cities more wisely, using much greener infrastructure, then they could be a crucial factor that tips the planet over the 1,000 gigaton line and indeed, that they could play this role in just five years time.

Europes greenhouse gas emissions fall to record low
The Guardian UK
Greenhouse gas emissions in Europe have plunged to the lowest level ever recorded after the EUs member states reported an estimated 23% drop in emissions between 1990 and 2014. The bloc has now overshot its target for 2020 of cutting emissions by one-fifth at the same time that its economy grew by 46%, according to the EUs climate chief, Miguel Arias Canete .

Integrated Energy Policy Formulated To Boost The Energy Sector
Mondaq.com
In order to provide a collective policy covering all sources of energy including renewable energy sources, the Government of India has formulated an Integrated Energy Policy. The said policy outlines a roadmap to develop energy supply...

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Friday, 19 October

19:03

Workshop: Introduction to Permaculture and Forest Farming, Bangalore, Oct 28-30 "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Permaculture Patashala

When: 28-30th (Wed-Fri) Oct 2018

Where: Bhoomi Campus (Sarjapur Road) & Bhoomi Gurukul Farm, Bengaluru.
Instructor: Shri. Narsanna Koppula, Aranya Agricultural Alternatives, Telangana.
Course Fees: INR 3000 to be paid to Bhoomi College.
To register: Drop a mail to naveenvedu@gmail.com OR call at +91-9449051027 (limited seats).

Course Details:
During the workshop, Shri Narsanna will elaborate on the concepts and practices of permaculture at the Bhoomi campus (Sarjapur Road). He will also accompany participants on a field trip to understand water conservation and other practices at the Bhoomi Gurukul farm, located on the outskirts of Bengaluru.

About Shri. Narsanna Koppula:
Narsanna Koppula is a Permaculture pioneer in India, campaigner of permaculture practices all over the world, nature lover, environmentalist and humanitarian working for cause of empowerment of rural communities. Forest being his first love, believes forest is the future and he spreads his message through his child Aranya Agricultural alternatives a nonprofit organization operational presently in tribal areas of Adilabad, also in backward areas of Zaheerabad, in Telangana, India. While working with grassroots level communities since almost three decades, he is committed to the vision of achieving Ecological and sustainable Agricultural Livelihoods through Permaculture, and Subsistence farming practices for healthy and non exploitative society. Watch: Video interview with Narsanna Koppula

About Aranya
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Since 1999, Aranya has been empowering farming communities across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh with Permaculture practices that create sustainable agricultural livelihoods. We have facilitated community participation in w...

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Thursday, 18 October

11:10

National Geographic Special Issue on Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Fresh Hope for Combating Climate Change (Introductory article)

If a climate disaster is to be averted, well have to move forward without relying as much on fossil fuels. It can be done.

Robert Kunzig, National Geographic

01-intro-2048THIS YEAR COULD BE THE TURNING POINT. Laurence Tubiana thinks so. Shes a small, elegant, white-haired woman of 63. At a press briefing in a noisy restaurant near Washingtons Capitol Hill, she apologized for being incapable of raising her voicewhich in a diplomat is no doubt an excellent quality. Tubiana is no ordinary diplomat: Shes Frances climate ambassador, charged with the greatest cat-herding project in history. For the past year and a half she has been traveling the world, meeting with negotiators from 195 countries, trying to ensure that the global climate confab in Paris this December will be a successa watershed in the struggle against climate change. This notion of a turning pointthats super important, Tubiana says.

There are at least 20 reasons to fear she will fail. Since 1992, when the worlds nations agreed at Rio de Janeiro to avoid dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system, theyve met 20 times without moving the needle on carbon emissions. In that interval weve added almost as much carbon to the atmosphere as we did in the previous century. Last year and the past decade were the warmest since temperature records began. Record-breaking heat waves are now five times as likely as they once were. A large part of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, scientists reported last year, is doomed to collapsemeaning that in the coming centuries sea level will rise at least four feet and probably much more. Were already redrawing the map of the planet, especially of the zones where animals, plants, and people can live.

And yet theres also an unmistakable trace of hope in the air. A lot of it is still just talk. China and the United States, the two largest carbon emitters, have announced a deal to reduce emissions. Six European oil companies say theyd welcome a carbon tax. A giant Norwegian pension fund has pledged to stop investing in coal. And the pope has brought his immense spiritual authority to bear on the problem.

But the reasons for hope go beyond promises and declarations. In 2014 global...

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Friday, 20 July

07:39

Utimaco HSM protects digital wallets and cryptocurrencies "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Utimaco partners with ThothTrust to protect digital wallets and their cryptocurrency assets with Utimaco HSMs and the CryptoScript Software Development Kit (SDK). The Customizable Secure Cryptography (CSC) product offers different security levels and customization options to create a secure environment corresponding to the customers requirements. In the case of digital wallets, a Wallet Security Module (WSM) ensures cryptocurrency asset security based on a Utimaco HSM as its hardware root of trust. The Utimaco HSM equipped More

The post Utimaco HSM protects digital wallets and cryptocurrencies appeared first on Help Net Security.

07:36

Okta acquires ScaleFT to bring Zero Trust to the enterprise "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Okta announced it has acquired ScaleFT. Together, Okta and ScaleFT will bring Zero Trust to the enterprise by providing organizations with a framework to protect data, without compromising on experience. As the proliferation of applications and devices continues, the network perimeter is disappearing and organizations must rethink how they secure their extended enterprises employees, contractors and partners. Organizations of every size are realizing the criticality of moving to a Zero Trust framework by building More

The post Okta acquires ScaleFT to bring Zero Trust to the enterprise appeared first on Help Net Security.

06:36

People Show Up To Save Couple's Cats And Find More Than 180 Of Them "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

When St. Huberts Animal Welfare Center in New Jersey got a call about 100 cats living in one home, staffers agreed to help them and gathered up a team to head out to the home. The team was expecting a large number of cats when they arrived at the property on June 26 but nothing could have prepared them for just how many they ended up finding

Credit: St Hubert's Animal Welfare Center

The property where the cats were being kept belonged to an elderly couple. When the wife passed away around a year ago, her husband became overwhelmed with caring for all of the cats, and the situation escalated so quickly that eventually he had no choice but to call for help. 

The conditions were pretty dire, Kathleen Schatzmann, senior vice president/COO of St. Huberts Animal Welfare Center, told The Dodo. Not only was the rescue during an intense heat wave, but the site had no electric or running water and many buildings were uninhabitable. 

Credit: St Hubert's Animal Welfare Center

As rescuers began to explore the property, cats began popping out from everywhere, and they quickly realized there were a lot more than 100 cats living there. As of now, the rescue has taken in 187 cats and the number just keeps growing. 

Credit: St Hubert's Animal Welfare Center

The incredible staff from St. Huberts has been on site virtually day and night setting and monitoring traps over the last four weeks, Schatzmann said. The cats continue to trickle in. We are committed to bringing every cat in and anticip...

04:19

Tourist Sees Baby Gibbon Chained In Parking Lot And Does The Best Thing "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A tourist traveling through Vietnam recently spotted a baby gibbon in a parking lot he was shackled by his neck and hunched over a small cage.

What compounded the sadness of the image is just how common such a sight is. One of the major threats facing yellow-cheeked gibbons is the illegal pet trade and this baby was a victim of this rampant network, like so many others. 

Credit: ENV

Now one knows exactly how long this baby ape had been living like this, or how he came to be chained up there in the first place. But he was obviously very weak and sick.

The tourist decided to take action he contacted an organization called Education for Nature - Vietnam (ENV), which aims to help animals and the environment in the region.

"The case was reported to ENVs Wildlife Crime Unit," Doug Hendrie, director of the ENV Wildlife Crime Unit, told The Dodo. "The informant stated that he observed a juvenile yellow-cheeked gibbon being kept by a security guard in a parking lot in Ben Nghe Ward of District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City."

Credit: ENV

Specialized environmental police were then dispatched to save the little animal.

Once the officers arrived, they informed the security guard that it was actually illegal to keep an animal like this and the man had had no idea.

"The security guard was given a warning by police," Hendrie said. "Police felt that he was unaware of the law protecting the species."

C...

04:11

Airport Security Couldn't Believe Who Was Smuggled In This Pipe "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

When going through airport security, carrying a big metal pipe inside your suitcase is a sure way to trigger some suspicion.

That was the case for officers at Sentani International Airport in New Guinea last week and their instinct that something was awry turned out to save a life.

The pipe was long and it appeared to be stuffed with something, but when guards questioned the passenger, he claimed it was packed with clothes.

Credit: Facebook/Traffic Southeast Asia

Inside was actually a monitor lizard, likely stolen from his home in the wild to be sold into the illegal pet trade.

This type of lizard, known as the Papuan or crocodile monitor, is a species endemic to New Guinea that can grow up to 8 feet long from nose to tail. They often live in mangrove swamps and rainforests in the southeastern part of the island and occasionally are captured to become pets.

Credit: Facebook/Traffic Southeast Asia

While the lizards are not considered endangered by the IUCN Red List, they still face threats from deforestation and poachers who hunt them for their skins.

Luckily, after his near-tragic trip, this striking reptile now has a second chance at life in the wild where he belongs.

Credit: Flickr/Cuatrok77

A round of applause for aviation security and quarantine officials, who weren't fooled by a declaration of 'clothes' on a consignment, Traffic Southeast Asia...

03:31

Cisco plugs serious flaws in Policy Suite, SD-WAN, and Nexus switches "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Cisco has issued another batch of fixes, plugging a number of critical and high severity holes in its Policy Suite, SD-WAN, and Nexus products. Cisco Policy Suite Users of the Cisco Policy Suite should upgrade to Release 18.2.0 as soon as possible, as it implements fixes for four critical vulnerabilities: A vulnerability (CVE-2018-0376) in the Policy Builder interface of the Suite that could be exploited by an unauthenticated, remote attacker to access the Policy Builder More

The post Cisco plugs serious flaws in Policy Suite, SD-WAN, and Nexus switches appeared first on Help Net Security.

02:15

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits near Chernabura Island, Alaska "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near Chernabura Island, Alaska at 14:16 UTC on July 17, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 17.1 km (10.6 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw5.9 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). This earthquake is...... Read more

Bright meteor streaks across the night sky over Spain "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A bright meteor was recorded streaking across the night sky over Spain at 03:28 UTC on July 19, 2018. The event lasted up to 7 seconds before the object disintegrated. The meteor was recorded over Andalusia at 05:28 local time. It was produced by a fragment from a...... Read more

Plant communities roar back after rat removal from Pacific islands "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Plant numbers have surged in a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean following the eradication of invasive rats that gobbled up seeds and gnawed away at vegetation, a new study has found. The findings demonstrate the resilience of natural ecosystems, Alex Wegmann, an ecologist with The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii and director of the groups Palmyra program, said in a statement. In an age of well-founded concern about the environment, Wegmann said, Palmyra Atolls response to the eradication of introduced rats reminds us of the resilience of intact ecosystems and gives us hope for a better tomorrow. A new tree sprouts in the Palmyra Atoll. Image by Abram Fleishman/Island Conservation. Scientists know that merely removing rats from the islands theyve infiltrated, mostly as stowaways from visiting ships in the past few centuries, can have a remarkable impact on seabird numbers since they target their eggs and chicks. And recent research has shown that coral reefs thrive next to rat-free islands because the seabirds play a critical role in depositing nutrients in their guano that leach into the surrounding waters. Until now, however, the impact of rat eradication on the recovery of plant communities hasnt been as clear. Since the early 2000s, researchers have been keeping an eye on the trees living on Palmyra Atoll, a group of 25 small islands around 1,600 kilometers (1,000 miles) southwest of Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean. Then, in 2011, the California-based NGO Island Conservation teamed up with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Israel, Land of Miracles (Gideon Levy ) "IndyWatch Feed World"

19/07/2018 - The days of kites abound with miracles here. The fact that more Israelis were scratched while shaving in recent months than from kite fires is attributed entirely to miracles A great miracle occurred ...

02:12

"Authoritarian Gold Bugs" Strike Again! Venezuela & Turkey Cooperate "IndyWatch Feed War"

 Authoritarian Gold bugs is a reference to this previous post:

As reported for years at this blog. The US has been targeting Turkey. 
Turkish leadership knows this and has taken a number of measures to protect the country.

One such example of this move to self defense from potential US attacks is rather obvious in the purchase of the Russian S-400.
"This weapon will be used against Turkey in case of possible hostilities. So if the US does not plan to attack Turkey or support those who intend to attack it, they don't need to be afraid of the S-400 deal. If the American goal is to deprive Turkey of the defense system and attack it, then this is a completely different matter," Bozkurt concluded.

As has been previously explained:

- Turkey did not participate in the US sanctions scheme against Iran. 
- Which raised the ire of US officials resulting in the Halkbank kangaroo court case. 
- With the Magnitsky name being bandied about as an excuse to justify sanctions against Turkey.
If you're following the bouncing ball.... Magnitsky bounces to Bill Browder. 
Bill Browder was mentioned most recently at the Helsinki summit by Putin. 
Putin spoke of Bill Browder - Browder being the impetus for the Magnistsky act and all those sanctions against Russia- Putin mentioned how much money he was able to extract from Russia inappropriately-
I've covered the issues regarding the Halkbank show trial. The fact that Turkey and Iran still traded despite the US edict to ostracize, wage economic warfare against, Iran. Even though Turkey did nothing illegal, as was all previously written about here at the blog.

Most recently:
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02:08

Worldwide Hurricane "IndyWatch Feed War"

By David Swanson, July 19, 2018.

In planning a conference that is coming up in Toronto, Ive been seeking out stories of peace and justice in Toronto and Canada. Wow are there a lot of them, as well as plenty of war and injustice as well. One of my favorites has got to be the story of Rubin Hurricane Carter. Terry Typhoon Swinton, who got his name from Carter, sent me a copy of the book he co-authored with Sam Chaiton in 1991, and co-lived with an amazing group of people from 1979 to 1988 while Hurricane lived it, if living is the word for it, buried alive for something that he never done from 1967 to 1985.

Here comes the story of the Hurricane
The man the authorities came to blame
For somethin that he never done
Put in a prison cell, but one time he coulda been
The champion of the world
Bob Dylan and Jacques Levy

Of course, Hurricane is not an entirely Canadian story. Hurricane was an American, wrongly imprisoned in New Jersey, played by Denzel Washington in a 1999 movie. But the family he acquired for the last several years of his imprisonment was mostly Canadians, living in Toronto, until some of them moved down to New Jersey. The book, Lazarus and the Hurricane, ought to be read in every history class in the United States, if not Canada and elsewhere. It ought to be as well known as Sacco and Vanzetti or the Scottsboro Boys, John Browns last comments, or what Thoreau supposedly said to Emerson through the bars. Without ever dropping the story of the Canadians struggle to free the Hurricane, the book provides a compelling portrait of the evils of mass incarceration, a critique of misplaced priorities in social policy, an analysis of race relations, a study of urban life, of international exchange, of the impacts of early education on later life, and of course of the U.S. justice system.

What it took to free the Hurricane included an abundance of overwhelmingly exculpatory evidence, but that alone would never have broken him out. It also included many millions of dollars worth of work donated free-of-charge by lawyers. But its highly doubtful that alone would have ever worked. It also took major celebrity, public pressure, an international scandal, a song by Bob Dylan all of which may have helped generate some of the free legal work, but may have also further entrenched the criminal prosecution (a phrase I use to mean that the prosecutors were...

02:06

Monument features the first female leader of Pamunkey Tribe "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Cockacoeske united her fellow Indian nations and signed a key treaty during a time of great change.

02:01

Hackers on Planet Earth, Here We Come! "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

This weekend is HOPE XIII. The Hackers on Planet Earth conference is a biennial event held in New York City.

Dating all the way back to 1994, HOPE is an excellent collection of people and ideas. I was lucky enough to attend two years ago (my first time) and had a fantastic time meeting Cory Doctorow after his rousing talk about DMCA 1201, I got to hear Richard Stallman discuss why all software must be free, the talent show was off the hook, and there were fun people to hang out with at every turn.

The Hackaday Crew is making the pilgrammage to this event and you still can too! Tickets are available at the door. Come find us at a table in the vendor area wed love to see some hardware projects so bring those along! If you cant make it to the event, you can still help guide our reporting. Check out the schedule for the weekend and help recommend what talks we should be at, just leave suggestions in the comments below.

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02:00

Israel Passes Nation State Law Enshrining Jewish Supremacy "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Israel Jewish Supremacy(MEE)  Israel passed a law on Thursday giving Jews supremacy over all non-Jewish Israeli citizens, which critics and members of the states Palestinian minority called racist, likening the legislation to apartheid. The Nation State law passed by a vote of 62-55 and two abstentions in the 120-member parliament after months of political argument. Following the vote Palestinian []

01:59

Romn Cura Mural, Part 1. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The second Romn Cura mural, from Kreator: I was finally able to take decent pictures of the mural which is located in the nearby city of Rawson. It is simply titled Romn Cura, after the author himself. As I said earlier, it depicts the story of the region that would become my province, Chubut. Click for full size!

Kreator, all rights reserved.

01:53

Cuesta a mexicanos millonada mantener a 65 empleados al servicio de expresidentes "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Las 65 personas cuestan 22.6 millones de pesos anualmente, segn un reporte de Los Pinos, del pasado 15 de junio.   Regeneracin, 19 de julio de 2018.- Adems de sus pensiones millonarias y guardias personales del Estado Mayor Presidencial, los expresidentes tienen a otras 65 personas a su servicio entre los que se cuentan asesores, []

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01:50

VIDEO: Ekiti Governor-elect, Kayode Fayemi, meets Buhari in Aso Villa "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

President Muhammadu Buhari has received the Ekiti State Governor-Elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi. According to Buharis Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, Fayemi was accompanied by the governors of Kebbi and Ogun states, Abubakar Bagudu and Ibikunle Amosun, respectively. Fayemi defeated the incumbent deputy governor, Prof Olushola Kolapo of the PDP in a keenly contested []

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01:49

Senators fight over Buharis lopsided appointments "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Senators on Thursday were divided across party lines over the composition of the board of the Federal Emergency Road Maintenance Agency by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, had read The Presidents letter on the floor of the Senate in which former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Tunde []

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01:49

The UAE is scrambling to control ports in Africa "IndyWatch Feed War"

IT SEEMED an irrational decision 20 years ago. DP World is one of the worlds largest maritime firms. From a squat office overlooking Dubais bustling Jebel Ali port, it directs operations in 40 countries. Most are in busy shipping hubs such as London and Rotterdam. But in the 1990s it started making surprisingly big investments []

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01:45

The SW effort is about over - Idlib next "IndyWatch Feed War"

"On July 19, the remaining militants of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in the southern governorate of al-Quneitra surrendered and accepted an evacuation agreement, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria. Under the agreement,...

01:44

Worldwide Hurricane "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In planning a conference that is coming up in Toronto, I've been seeking out stories of peace and justice in Toronto and Canada. Wow are there a lot of them, as well as plenty of war and injustice as well. One of my favorites has got to be the story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter. Terry "Typhoon" Swinton, who got his name from Carter, sent me a copy of the book he co-authored with Sam Chaiton in 1991.

01:43

Wilbur Ross: Too Early to Say Whether National Security Probe Will Bring Auto Tariffs "IndyWatch Feed War"

Commerce Department hearings are part of an investigation into whether a 1962 law can be used to impose duties on foreign-sourced cars and car parts

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says the government is still analyzing whether it will impose tariffs on imported vehicles and auto parts.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says the government is still analyzing whether it will impose tariffs on imported vehicles and auto parts.PHOTO: ANDREW HARRER/BLOOMBERG NEWS

Updated July 19, 2018 11:06 a.m. ET

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WASHINGTONCommerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Thursday that it is too early to say whether the Trump administration will move ahead with proposed tariffs of up to 25% on imported vehicles and auto parts.

Speaking ahead of a hearing in Washington, Mr. Ross said the government is still analyzing whether it will impose tariffs on national security grounds, following a similar move on metals imports earlier this year.

Its obvious by the attendance here this...

01:42

Lab-Grown Meat Could Soon Disrupt Factory Farming as We Know It "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Mosa Meats(CW)  A solution to the widespread environmental issues of factory farming may be available to consumers in at little as three years. Netherlands-based Mosa Meats announced this week that it has received the funding it needs to bring its lab-grown meat to the public by 2021. The company secured funding from M Ventures and Bell Food Group. M []

01:40

US intelligence officials called to resign despite Trumps Russia retraction "IndyWatch Feed War"

Several American former intelligence officials have called on their active colleagues to resign despite President Donald Trumps retraction of his remarks about Russias alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential elections.

01:37

Delta Online Publishers Raise Alarm Over Threat To Life Of Its Member By Okowas Aides "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa


LAGOS JULY 19TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Delta State Online Publishers Forum (DOPF) has raised the alarm over threat to the life of one of its members, Mr. Albert Ograka, Publisher of www.blanknewsonline.com by officials of Delta State government while executing his lawful duty as a journalist.
A press statement signed by the Secretary of DOPF, Mr Shdrack Onitsha made available to URHOBOTODAY.COM said Ograka life was threatened by Delta State government officials following a report published in his online website which bothers on alleged N500m fraud in Delta State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), an agency of the state government.
In the statement, DOPF condemned in totality the idea of bulling, harassing, intimidating and threatening journalists who are doing their legitimate business with little or no provocation by the agents of Delta state government.
The group revealed that Mr Ograka specifically indicted the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Delta State Governor, Mr. Charles Ehiedu Aniagwu, Delta State Directorate of Orientation, Mr. Eugene Uzum and Delta South PDP Chairman, Emman Amgbaduba who threatened him on telephone with respect to the publication.
Though when we called Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the governor, Mr. Charles Ehiedu Aniagwu who allegedly called and requested that the said report should be pulled down and apology if n...

01:36

Hoopa Valley Tribe Plans Lawsuit To Protect Salmon On The Brink Of Extinction "IndyWatch Feed War"

Hoopa Valley Tribe Plans Lawsuit To Protect Salmon On The Brink Of Extinction July 18, 2018 Censored News The Hoopa Valley Tribe (Tribe) today announced that it will file a lawsuit within 60 days unless federal agencies reduce the numbers of Endangered Species Act (ESA) listed Klamath-Trinity origin Coho salmon being killed in the Pacific Ocean. Klamath River origin Coho salmon have

01:35

Mafia Tactics in Team UPC and Battistellis Circle "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Battistelli is probably vacationing in Corsica where he came from (and where his name is associated with the Mafia)

The EPO mafia
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Summary: Mafia-like behaviour at the EPO and the team responsible for the Unified Patent Court (UPC); appointments of loyal friends and family members have become common (nepotism and exchange of favours), as have threats made towards critics, authorities, and the press

LAST night we explained yet again why UPC is dead (or dying). Team UPC will never admit this because it still believes in miracles or in corrupt officials, who are actually not a miracle but a fact of life.

Team UPC will never admit this because it still believes in miracles or in corrupt officials, who are actually not a miracle but a fact of life.An article by J A Kemp (a law firm) has just been published to deal with this subject. So was a paywalled article from IAMs network and another copy of the nonsense from Hogan Lovells. They keep paying to spread this. They wont want to say so publicly, but the UPC is going nowhere; they just waste their money reposting this crap, hoping perhaps that it can still occasionally attract some business (e.g. consultation about unitary patents). Hogan Lovells is working with Managing IP (UPC booster) on this self-serving promotional event right now...

01:34

NetEase Refutes PUBGs Copyright Infringement Claims in Court "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

When PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds (PUBG) was first released last year, it became an instant hit.

This success earned the company hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, but according to PUBG, this could have been much more if others hadnt copied their work.

The general theme of PUBG is now used by many games, which is a thorn in the side of the developer. To protect its financial interests, the company, therefore, decided to take the developer of two alleged spinoffs to court.

In April, PUBG filed a lawsuit against NetEase, the makers of Rules of Survival and Knives Out, accusing it of copyright infringement.

A 155-page complaint documented a long summary of elements that PUBG believes are infringing on its copyrighted works. This includes buildings, landscapes, vehicles, weapons, clothing, the pre-play area, the shrinking gameplay area, and even the iconic Winner Winner Chicken Dinner salute.

NetEase clearly disagrees with these accusations. In a new filing this week, the company asks the court to dismiss the entire case. It refutes PUBGs accusations and stresses that ideas and gameplay mechanics have no copyright protection.

This litigation is a shameless attempt by the PUBG Plaintiffs to monopolize the battle royale genre of video games and inhibit legitimate competition, NetEase writes.

Plaintiffs copyright claim is premised on alleged similarities in ideas, merger of ideas and expression, scenes a faire, and game rules and mechanics. Copyright does not protect any of these aspects of PUBGs game.

NetEase admits that its games fall into the same genre and share several similarities. However, the idea of displaying a health bar and other basic elements is not copyright infringement, the company argues.

The idea of a health status bar, as well as energy boosts, and the ability of human characters to stand, walk, run, take a prone position, crawl in a prone position or take a kneeling position in a combat situation, are all simply mechanics that flow from the idea of forcing players to kill each other, the company notes.

PUBG itself has admittedly copied several real-world objects such as guns. In order to argue that NetEase expressions of these are virtually identical, and thus infringing, these real-world similarities have to be filtered out. According to NetEase, theres no real claim left after that.

As shown, PUBGs gun has appropriated the design and configuration of the sight, barrel, grip, magazine, and numerous other f...

01:34

We want to hear from Scotland Yard, not media reports on Skripals case Russian envoy to UK "IndyWatch Feed War"

RT | July 19, 2018 Moscow is waiting for any official statement on the Skripal attack suspects, Russian ambassador to the UK, Alexander Yakovenko, has said in the wake of media reports that police identified some Russians as the culprits. On Thursday, the Press Association reported that British investigators believe they identified the suspected perpetrators []

01:33

The Massacre of Inn Din: How Rohingya Are Lynched and Held Responsible "IndyWatch Feed War"

Rohingya refugees in Rakhine State, Burma (Mathias Eick, EU/ECHO)

01:33

The Truck Driver Shortage Could Bring Down the Economy "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

With all the turmoil surrounding the summit and with all the controversy generated by certain Democrats (eg Representatives Steve Cohen and Maxine Waters) call for a military coup to remove Trump, we have temporarily lost sight of our economy and there is a lot to be concerned about.

A House of Cards

Only five corporations have fueled the rise of the Stock Market  (eg Google, Apple, Amazon) and only one of them makes anything and that would be Apple. Our economy is built upon a house of cards.

The debt totals are the national debt ($21 trillion), the unfunded, mandated liabilities (eg social security, Medicare, etc) totaling an estimated $240 trillion and finally the credit swap derivatives debt of $1.5 quadrillion. There will be no debt repudiation. Any President that would attempt to repudiate the debt would be dead by sundown.

The housing market crisis is back. The major cause of the economic crash of 2008-09 was the bundling of home mortgages into what has been called the credit swap derivatives. This is was the biggest ponzi scheme in world history and led to the illegal US taxpayer bailout of the perpetrators.

The Trucking Crisis

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01:30

Grandfather of Clinton financier was leader of the Communist Party USA in 1930s and 40s "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

(INTELLIHUB) It has been widely reported that American-born British financier Bill Browder was one of the largest portfolio investors in Russia at one time and was even deemed a threat to the countrys national security.

In fact, Bill Browder is currently wanted by Interpol after he reportedly funned illegally earned and untaxed Russian monies into Hillary Clintons 2016 political campaign but the mainstream media didnt tell you on the nightly news is that Bill Browders Grandfather was the leader of the Communist Party USA during the 1930s and 40s.

The @tronictime Twitter account was first to break the bombshell news on Wednesday in a tweet which read: #BREAKING Bill Browders grandfather Earl was leader of the Communist Party USA.

The tweet brilliantly displays a screen capture of Bill Browders grandfather Earls Wikipedia page which clearly documents the renown activists affinity with communism. And to think, the mans grandson contributed Russian-based funds to Hillary Clintons presidential campaign.

An excerpt from Earl Browders Wikipedia page explains it all.

In 1930, following the removal of a rival political faction from leadership, Browder was made General Secretary of the CPUSA. For the next 15 years thereafter Browder was the most recognizable public figure associated with American Communism, authoring dozens of pamphlets and books, making numerous public speeches before sometimes vast audiences, and twice running for President of the United States, the entry reads.

And with that, I close my case.

Shepard Ambellas is an opinion journalist, analyst, and the founder and editor-in-chief of Intellihub News & Politics (Intellihub.com). Shepar...

01:30

Finding Interesting Documents with grep "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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Finding Interesting Documents with grep

01:28

Youll never guess where the next James Bond villain is from "IndyWatch Feed War"

RT | July 19, 2018 James Bonds nemesis in the upcoming 007 film will be (now whisper it) Russian. In what could be a sign of the times, its the first time in 20 years the fictional English spy will be battling it out with a Moscow baddie. 1999s The World Is Not Enough was []

01:28

Doing Good Data Science "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

There has been a lot of healthy discussion about data ethics lately. We want to be clear: that discussion is good, and necessary. But its also not the biggest problem we face. We already have good standards for data ethics. The ACMs code of ethics, which dates back to 1993, is clear, concise, and surprisingly forward-thinking; 25 years later, its a great start for anyone thinking about ethics.

01:26

The ACLU Has Basically Quit Defending The Constitution "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The American Civil Liberties Union, an organization that once so rigidly adhered to the neutral principles in the Constitution that it famously defended the right of a neo-Nazi group to march through the Jewish-laden Chicago suburb of Skokie, has been increasingly rejiggering its positions to correspond with the Lefts hard lurch towards cafeteria constitutionalism.

This week, for example, one of its senior policy analysts came up with an imaginative rationalization for limiting gun rights. The wide availability of guns and their misuse is leading to restrictions on Americans freedom, the organization tweeted this week, and that needs to be part of the firearms debate. The piece the tweet links to makes a, A Pro-Liberty Case for Gun Restrictions, which, though its become a tediously misused clich over the years, can only be described as Orwellian.

Its one thing to offer a collective rights argument regarding the Second Amendment the wrong thing, according to the Supreme Court, but still an argument tethered to a legal concept and another to nakedly rationalize the limiting the rights of law-abiding citizens because bad actors are creating anxiety among voters and politicians who, in turn, abuse their power.

But we do care about freedom, writes Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst at the ACLU, and I have noticed a growing trend: the wide availability of guns and their misuse leading to restrictions on Americans freedom.

So even before we get to underlying pro-liberty case for limiting the rights, it should be pointed out that the foundation of Stanleys contention is already questionable on two fronts. For one thing, there are already limits on gun ownership over safety concerns. Tons of them. In fact, there isnt another foundational constitutional right thats restrained nearly as often or as widely as the right to self-defense. Its already part of the debate.

For another thing, there is no growing trend of gun violence nor does the piece even offer any evidence that that such a growing trend exists. Rather, it rests its case on the supposed unprecedented societal anxiety over gun violence which often relies on hard-to-quantify measures of emotion, media coverage or shifting attitudes about guns.

In reality, gun crimes have fallen drastically over the past 35 years (mass...

01:25

Crazed US Presstitutes Drive the World to Nuclear War "IndyWatch Feed War"

Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Luzhsky training ground during the main stage of the Zapad-2017 joint Russian-Belarusian strategic exercises. (The Kremlin)

01:23

Suspensin de Comisin de la Verdad demuestra que hay una decisin de ocultar la verdad sobre Ayotzinapa: AI "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Ciudad de Mxico | Desinformmonos. Ante la decisin del magistrado Sabino Prez Garca de reconocer la imposibilidad jurdica para que se cumpla con la Comisin de Investigacin para la Justicia y la Verdad sobre la desaparicin de los 43 normalistas de Ayotzinapa, la directora para las Amricas de Amnista Internacional, Erika Guevara Rosas, declar que hay una decisin poltica de ocultar a verdad sobre la suerte de los 43 estudiantes.

Guevara explic que el gobierno tom ms de 100 acciones legales distintas ante los tribunales para impedir que se cumpliera esta resolucin judicial, la cual desde principios de junio orden que se conformara la Comisin para reponer la investigacin de la desaparicin de los estudiantes ante las fallas e irregularidades cometidas por la Procuradura General de la Repblica (PGR), quien posteriormente expres que tena imposibilidad jurdica para cumplir con la sentencia.

El gobierno debe dejar de oponerse a la comisin de investigacin especial y dedicar sus recursos y esfuerzos para cumplir adecuadamente esta medida, destac Guevara. El gobierno federal ha hecho todo lo posible por obstaculizar la creacin de una comisin de investigacin especial para investigar el caso Ayotzinapa, ordenada por un tribunal federal. Dicho tribunal consider que esa era la nica forma de salvar una investigacin plagada de irregularidades y evidencia fabricada, agreg.

La tarde del pasado mircoles, el Tercer Tribunal Unitario del Dcimo Noveno Circuito Judicial, a cargo del magistrado Sabino Prez Garca, public un acuerdo mediante el cual considera fundado el incidente de imposibilidad jurdica promovido por la Procuradura General de la Repblica, tras la interposicin de ms de 100 recursos jurdicos por el presidente Enrique Pea Nieto, la Consejera Jurdica, la Secretara de Gobernacin, la Secretara de Hacienda y Crdito Pblico, la Secretara de Salud, la Secretara de la Defensa Nacional, la Secretara de Marina, la Procuradura General de la Repblica, la Comisin Ejecutiva de Atencin a Vctimas, la Polica Federal e incluso la Cmara de Diputados.

De esa forma, la Comisin de Verdad para el caso quedar suspendida, y slo la Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nacin (SCJN) podr pronunciarse sobre el tumbo definitivo de la sentencia a favor de la reposicin de la investigacin.

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01:22

GOP congressman in even deeper trouble now for ignoring sexual abuse "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In recent weeks, nine former OSU wrestlers have come forward to allege that when Jordan worked as their wrestling coach, he knew that students were being sexually abused by the team doctor -- yet stood by and did nothing. Jordan is mentioned several times in the lawsuit as an example of an OSU official who turned a blind eye to the abuse.

01:20

JUST IN: Ortom reverses self, says lm still in APC "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Less than 72 hours the governor of Benue State, Dr. Samuel Ortom denounced his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the governor yesterday recounted, as he said he was still with the party. Ortom, who on Monday said he had been issued a red card in APC, therefore would no longer stay in []

The post JUST IN: Ortom reverses self, says lm still in APC appeared first on Newtelegraph.

01:15

Trumps Russian Meddling Reversal Suggests US Becoming Authoritarian "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sputnik July 19, 2018 Both media and political backlash being thrown against US President Donald Trump for his flip-flopping antics on whether or not Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election suggests that the Land of the Free is heading toward an authoritarian route, historian and investigative journalist Gareth Porter told Sputnik. POTUS spent []

01:15

Hackers automate the laundering of money via Clash of Clans "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Hackers automate the laundering of money via Clash of Clans

Popular smartphone games such as Clash of Clans are being used to launder hundreds of thousands of dollars on behalf of credit card thieves.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

01:12

U.S. Senate leader asks for proposals to block future Russian meddling (Was the Obama Administrations lack of cyber security criminal?) "IndyWatch Feed War"

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday said he had called on two key Senate panels to recommend additional action aimed at preventing future election meddling by Russia as well as hold hearings on Russia sanctions law.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to reporters at the Capitol as fallout continued over U.S. President Donald Trumps Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in Washington, U.S., July 17, 2018. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan

McConnell, in a statement, said he asked the Republican chairmen of the Senate Banking and Foreign Relations Committees to act as part of Congress ongoing efforts to form part of any national response to meddling by Russia or any other nation in our 2018 elections.

Cyber-attack from Russia - Stock photo (picture-alliance/chromorange/C. Ohde)

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01:07

How Smart Are We, Really? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Dunning-Kruger is even more of a revelation when you understand the entire principle. But what we really need is a little compassion and humility.

01:06

I Will Never Forget These Images. "IndyWatch Feed War"

I have had the pleasure of working with Mondoweiss for almost one year now. My work with the organization has taken me across Palestine, my home, to places I never would have been if not for Mondoweiss and their commitment to telling the stories of my people. I write this message today to express my gratitude for this Donate to Mondoweissopportunity, my pride in my people, and to ask you to take action to keep this vital work going.

I am a refugee, originally from the Jerusalem-area village of Deir Aban, and was born and raised in the Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem. My entire life, I have seen Palestine in the news and have seen how media organizations have misrepresented my people, particularly in Gaza. You too must have seen these biased narratives, aimed at comforting those in power.

Because of the brutal Israeli occupation of Palestine, I have never been able to travel to Gaza to meet my brothers and sisters there. But when the Great March of Return began, I felt it was my duty as a Palestinian journalist to share my platform with the people in Gaza. Mondoweiss gave me that platform.

I connected online with fellow journalists in Gaza who were covering the protests and together we produced powerful videos about the Great March of Return, why people were protesting en masse, what it meant for us as a people, and the horrific suppression of the protests by Israeli forces. Because we were working for Mondoweiss, we were able to tell our Palestinian story, without reservation, and counter the mainstream media narrative that these protests were militant and being orchestrated by Hamas.

I connected with the protesters on a deeply personal level, as the majority of them are also refugees. They were not protesting because they are violent terrorists, as most media outlets said, or because they wanted to destroy Israel and all Jews. They simply were demanding an end to the unbearable siege, and their internationally enshrined rights to return to their homelands that were stolen from thema right that I myself and my people in Aida have dreamed of achieving for generations.

In one of our videos for Mondoweiss, we attempted to portray the excessive use of force being used by Israeli forces across the border and the catastrophic effects it was having on protesters, many of them young men like myself. My partner in Gaza w...

01:06

20 Inspirational Worksheet 3 Parallel Lines Cut by A Transversal Answer Key Stock "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

new second grade worksheets awesome liquid measurement ideas high proving lines parallel worksheet math plane matrix iii coordinate geometry proving parallel lines worksheet free worksheets library proving lines parallel worksheet grade 8 mon core math worksheets math funbook satz math holmdel high school page 1...

01:04

Pakistans political dynamics "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

  Asif Haroon Raja Birth of Pakistan was seen as a miracle of 20th century. Its survival under extreme odds was indeed a bigger miracle. History depicts that Radcliffe award was critical in sowing the seeds of animosity among numerous communities and hence led to a bloody and violent partition. Kashmir was the unfinished agenda []

01:02

Scientists Made the Fastest-Spinning Molecules Ever to Test the Limits of Physics "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Scientists made molecules that spin around each other a billion times per second, the fastest mechanical rotation on record. They want to use these spinning molecules to study the very fabric of spacetime.

The two independent teams were studying how lights energy could make molecules move, and ended up generating incredible spin frequencies. But if the spins are fast enough, it could be a way to measure the friction that particles might feel against spacetime itself.

01:02

Discapacitados tambin tendrn pensin: Mara Luisa Albores "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

La futura Secretaria de Desarrollo Social, Mara Luisa Albores, confirm que entregarn apoyos a personas con discapacidad y en situacin de pobreza.   Regeneracin, 19 de julio de 2018.- La posible secretaria de Desarrollo Social, Mara Luisa Albores, reafirm el compromiso de Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador, virtual Presidente electo de Mxico, de apoyar a las []

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01:02

Mechanism Behind Drug Resistance in Some Cancers Clarified "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Researchers have figured out details about how some specific type of cancers become drug-resistant.


Researchers at the Rockefeller University have clarified the mechanism by which certain types of breast cancer become immune to specific drugs designed to eliminate them. More specifically, they figured out how the loss of the protein 53BP1 due to BRCA1 mutation allows cancers to become insensitive to PARP inhibitors [1].

Study summary

01:01

NATO sacrifices the Baltics in favor of the Black Sea "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The NATO summit in Brussels provided an opportunity for the Alliance to focus on the Black Sea region that has been increasing in geopolitical importance.

01:00

Why I believe that Edward Poindexter is innocent of murder "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

After a decade of research and writing a book about the Black Panthers in Omaha, Nebraska, I came to understand that Edward Poindexter is innocent of murder despite 47 years in prison.

01:00

Expanding the K40 Laser Cutter with Aluminum Extrusion "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The K40 laser cutter is an excellent option if you need to laze some plywood or acrylic. Its ubiquitous, its cheap, and theres a vast community out there that will help you support any issue you could have. Unfortunately, the K40 laser cutter is lacking. It has a small bed, and it doesnt have the latest technology like switches that turn off the laser when you open the door.

[frederik] recently upgraded his K40 to something great. Hes calling it the Layzor, and it has a huge 600400 mm bed area, a feed-through slot for even wider workpieces, and fancy technology [frederik] is calling an E-stop. Sounds expensive, doesnt it?

The build began by scavenging the K40 laser cutter for the electronics and laser tube, then building a new frame out of aluminum extrusion. A few parts had to be custom made, including a few stepper motor mounts and something to hold the laser tube. All of this was tied up in a box with acrylic panels, and went together as easily as any other CNC machine.

The finished project is great. Its a relatively powerful laser cutter capable of most hobby work, and it was cheap. The total cost for this build was under 500. Thats not including the scavenged K40, but thats still an amazing price for a very capable laser cutter.

A Fast-Food Problem: Where Have All the Teenagers Gone? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

NY Times:

A quarter-century ago, there were 56 teenagers in the labor force for every "limited service" restaurant that is, the kind where you order at the counter.

Today, there are fewer than half as many, which is a reflection both of teenagers' decreasing work force participation and of the explosive growth in restaurants.

But in an industry where cheap labor is an essential component in providing inexpensive food, a shortage of workers is changing the equation upon which fast-food places have long relied. This can be seen in rising wages, in a growth of incentives, and in the sometimes odd situations that business owners find themselves in.

Too many restaurants, not enough teens to work in them.


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00:59

Why is Trump open to letting Russia interrogate Americans, including former U.S. ambassador McFaul? "IndyWatch Feed War"

, USA TODAY  Published 7:49 a.m. ET July 19, 2018 | Updated 10:41 a.m. ET July 19, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin says his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump is the beginning of Russias path back from Western isolation and he denies state-sanctioned Russian interference in the 2016 election. (July 16) AP

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00:58

Trumputin and the Puppet Congress "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Trumpian politics has probably changed our nation forever, but we still must deal with the situation at hand. We cannot concern ourselves with the future when the present is a TrumpsterFire. But how will this administration end? Will it be Banana Republic U.S.A., as in a wholesale upheaval?

00:58

Rosebud Sioux Tribe expands economic development initiatives "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Tribal economic independence is the long term goal of the Rosebud Economic Development Corporation.

00:55

Putin Confronts the American Dystopia "IndyWatch Feed War"

US President Donald Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin at a press conference on July 16, 2018 (The Kremlin)

00:54

Augmented Reality Makes Robots Better Co-Workers "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Robots that communicate what they're doing in AR are more efficient (and more pleasant) to work with

Most robots are designed to do work. As such, not a lot of time, effort, or money is spent on making them able to communicate with humans, because theyre usually just doing their own thing. This is starting to change a bit, though, as robots become versatile enough that its reasonable to have humans working with them more directly, and its becoming more important that those humans have some idea what the robot is up to.

Some robots manage this with sounds, or lights, or screens with faces on them, but there are many systems for which hardware modifications like that arent a good option. In one of best papers from all of HRI 2018 (seriously, they won a best paper award), roboticists from the University of Colorado Boulder explore how using augmented reality to help robots communicate with humans can make the bots feel safer, more efficient, and more part of a collaborative team.

When watching a drone (or many other kinds of robots), its not at all obvious what theyre going to do next. Its frequently not at all obvious what theyre doing in the moment, either. If theyre not moving, for example, is that because theyre planning motion? Or because they want to move but somethings in their way? Or maybe theyre just waiting around on purpose? Who knows! But if you want to walk around them, or do other tasks in the same area, you really need to understand what the robot is going to do.

For humans, this happens almost without thinking, because were inherently good at communicating with other humans. Its not just that we talk to each other, but we can predict with quite good accuracy what other people are likely to do. We cant do this naturally with robots, but we can cheat a little bit, by taking advantage of alternate interfaces to see what a robot will do next. This has been done before with screens, but the CU Boulder researchers are testing whether augmented reality (via semi-transparent projections overlayed on a users vision with a Microsoft Hololens) could be much both more intuitive and more effective.

The primary goal of the AR in these contexts is conveying motion intent by displaying what the robot is going to do in the near future. The researchers experimented with several different ways of communicating this:

NavPoints: Displays the robots planned flight p...

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00:53

How Trump is about to send world oil prices soaring even higher "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Even if Iran is on solid ground, it would have a difficult time closing the Strait, which -- at its narrowest -- has a width of 55 kilometers. The US naval base in Bahrain is entirely there to keep the Strait open. The possibility of a small war or even a big war is not so far off.

00:51

Femke Halsema en Eitan Bronstein uit Tel Aviv 2 "IndyWatch Feed War"



Ik heb zojuist op de facebooksite van mevrouw Halsema het volgende geschreven:

mevrouw halsema, zou u een reactie kunnen geven op het volgende interview dat een duidelijk beeld verschaft van tel aviv/jaffa, een -- volgens u -- 'voorbeeldstad' voor amsterdam, als ik de mainstream media moet geloven:  http://stanvanhoucke.blogspot.com/2018/07/femke-halsema-en-eitan-bronstein-uit.html

Zie ook: https://stanvanhoucke.blogspot.com/search?q=eitan+bronstein



Dit is Eitan Bronstein in zijn kantoortje in Tel Aviv waar we hem spraken. Een dapper mens, een joods-Israelische activist van de organisatie Zochrot. Eitan zet zich samen met andere Israeli's in voor de bewustwording onder joods Israelis van het feit dat in 1948 een massale etnische zuivering in zijn land heeft plaatsgevonden en vervolgens honderden Palestijnse dorpen door de zionisten met de grond gelijk zijn gemaakt. Het inzien van de eigen verantwoordelijkheid voor deze misdaad ziet Bronstein als de eerste stap op weg naar verzoening met de Palestijnen. Zonder begrip voor het Palestijnse lijden is geen oplossing mogelijk.

Zie:...

00:50

Hundreds of children abused by more than 30 clerics: new scandal in Hawaii "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

| The report of a law firm has revealed a new horror of continued abuses and cover-up of the guilty in the Diocese of Honolulu. The Vatican was informed and did not act against the perpetrators.

The scandal of sexual abuse in the Church is the story of never ending, and that of zero tolerance is revealing a slogan as empty as that of the poor Church for the poor.

In this case, the complaint comes from a Minnesota law firm representing victims, Jeff Anderson and Associates, which in its newly published report reveals that hundreds of minors were sexually abused by more than thirty clerics between 1950 and 2012 in ecclesiastical facilities of the Diocese of Honolulu, covering the entire State of Hawaii.

With all the depressing features to which we have already become accustomed, especially the fact that the ecclesiastical superiors of the perpetrators knew and covered the cases. This is not surprising, since the Diocese of Honolulu is one of the only two in the United States to have both one of its bishops and its vicar general accused of sexual abuse.

The bishop is Joseph Ferrario, who abused children and seminarians throughout his episcopal career. It was not until the early nineties that one of the victims told his story on a popular television show. Accused formally in 1991, Ferrario and the rest of the ecclesiastical leaders denied the charges and even organized a campaign to discredit the victims. Ferraio remained at the head of the diocese until his retirement, and then continued to exercise his priestly ministry without ecclesiastical sanction until his death in 2003.

According to one of the accusers whose t...

00:50

Israeli strike kills Palestinian man in southern Gaza "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Three others wounded in attack which killed 22-year-old Abed Kareem Ridwan near Rafah, according to Gaza's health ministry

00:49

Florida police force motorists out of their vehicles at gunpoint for minor traffic violations "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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An article in WUFT.org revealed that Florida police are forcing motorists out of their vehicles at gunpoint for minor traffic violations.

"When Keyon Young was asked during a traffic stop one morning last month to step back to a deputys vehicle, he remained in his car out of confusion."

"Young, 18, called his mother when Alachua County Sheriffs Deputy Thomas Thueson pulled him over, telling her he had no idea why Thueson was asking him to get out of his car. His mother, Chanae Jackson-Baker, advised him to remain in his car with his hands on the steering wheel until she could find out what was going on from dispatch."

"His unfamiliarity with the policy led him to ignore the deputys commands until he was pulled from the drivers seat of his car while staring down a Taser and being put in handcuffs."

There is no way of knowing which Florida police officer will force a motorist out of their vehicle.

Because each police department handles minor traffic violations differently!

"Nearly every law enforcement agency that conducts traffic stops in this part of the state has a policy that differs from its neighboring agencies. This means drivers can have different experiences depending on where they are pulled over and which agency makes the stop."

What offenses can motorists be forced out of their vehicles for?

According to the Florida DMV, police will force motorists out of their vehicles for driving 15 MPH over the speed limit or for improperly changing lanes and much more.

Serious offenses include:
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00:48

INE multa al PAN con 3 mdp por aportaciones ilcitas en precampaa de Ricardo Anaya "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

El PAN fue sancionado por el Consejo General del INE con una multa de 3 millones de pesos por recibir aportaciones ilcitas en la precampaa de Ricardo Anaya. Regeneracin, 19 de julio de 2018.- El Consejo General del Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE), determin por unanimidad de votos que se le sancione al Partido Accin Nacional []

La entrada INE multa al PAN con 3 mdp por aportaciones ilcitas en precampaa de Ricardo Anaya se public primero en Regeneracin.

00:47

Wildlife Park, Part 12. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

From Giliell, click for full size!

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00:45

Celebrating Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and The Democratic Socialists of America "IndyWatch Feed War"

Socialism has known increments of success, basic failure and massive betrayal. Yet it is more relevant to the humane construction of the twenty-first century than any other idea.

With those words, Michael Harrington began his book Socialism, published in 1972. In his day, Harrington was often called Americas leading socialist. He was also one of the most decent voices in politics, a view shared not just by his friends but also by most of his critics.

Harrington founded Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), which, in the often splintered politics of the left, was a breakaway group from the old Socialist Party. My hunch is that Harrington whom I counted as a friend until his death in 1989 at the age of 61 would be amazed, though not entirely surprised, by the extraordinary growth of DSA since Bernie Sanderss 2016 presidential campaign.

By E. J. Columnist  July 18 at 4:27 PM
The Washington Post

It would thrill him that the organization is now heavily populated by the young, although I also suspect he would have spirited tactical arguments with youthful rebels about what works in politics. Harrington was a visionary realist, and the dialectic between those two words defined his life. He preached vision to those worn down by a tired political system, and realism to those trying to change it.

Socialists have had quite a journalistic run since Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old DSA member, defeated veteran Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.), a genial and rather liberal stalwart of the old Queens Democratic machine, in a primary last month.

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00:44

While ICE Continues Harassing People, Service Members Are Dying in Afghanistan "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Our priorities are incredibly skewed. It all adds up to obfuscation and distraction from an administration bent on concealing darker dealings.

00:43

ISIS, Hamas and Zionism: Enemies or allies? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Just as the US washed its hands of al-qaeda when they stopped following the US script, when Hamas showed itself as an effective resistance movement and a competent governing party, Israel switched to persecuting it, tacitly defending the Palestinian Authority. Things were catching up to Israel. It had its wayward Hamas and now a terrifying, if not particularly competent, more extremist Islamist group on its doorstep.

00:42

Security updates for Thursday "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Security updates have been issued by Debian (ant, gpac, linux-4.9, linux-latest-4.9, taglib, vlc, and znc), Fedora (ceph), Red Hat (fluentd and qemu-kvm-rhev), Slackware (httpd), and SUSE (e2fsprogs, glibc, libgcrypt, mercurial, openssh, perl, rubygem-sprockets, shadow, and wireshark).

00:40

ZGlue Aims to Make It Cheap and Easy to Produce Wearables and Other IoT Hardware "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Startup says its ZiP chip hits the sweet spotsmaller than a printed circuit board, cheaper than a system-on-chip

Have you taken a look at Kickstarter recently? Earlier this week, entrepreneurs were trying to fund more than 1,400 projects to build some kind of wearable device, and another 200 to build an IoT gadget.

Moving from an idea on Kickstarter to a prototype and then to mass manufacture is challenging, however. Many of these 1,600 developers have yet to find that out; other entrepreneurs have an idea but dont have the time or cash to create a prototype they can display on Kickstarter.

Today, manufacturing a wearable requires either assembling components onto a printed circuit boardan approach that can be counterproductive when you are trying to make a gadget as small and light as possibleor developing a multichip module (MCM) or system-in-package (SIP), custom-built on an organic or ceramic substrate with copper wires connecting chips.

Developing these devices isnt cheap or easy, says Greg Taylor, an advisor to a startup called zGlue thats based in Mountain View, Calif. Its OK if youre part of a big company. If not, though, you may be out of luck. He says zGlue estimates that getting to a prototype SIP could cost a small company more than $200,000.

ZGlue has created what it says is the key to a whole new world of wearable and IoT gadgets: the ZiP chip. (ZiP stands for zGlue Integration Platform) A ZiP chip uses the same off-the-shelf minimally packaged chips as a multichip module, but zGlue says design and manufacturing, using its technology, is vastly simpler, faster, and cheaper.

ZGlues secret sauce is its use of a silicon substrate, with a grid of fine wires for reprogrammable connections between the chips, and some resistors, capacitors, and gates for built-in power management, system management, and memory.

ZGlues cloud-based tools allow designers to position off-the-shelf components on a ZiP chips programmable interconnects Image: ZGlue ZGlues cloud-based tools allow designers to position off-the-shelf components on a ZiP chips programmable interconnects.

To build a ZiP chip, an engineer starts with a cloud-based representation of the grid, and uses drag-and-drop design tools to select from a library of off-the-shelf components. After arranging the various components, the engineer then can use zGlues software to specify the various connection paths, and generate a list of the components and the connections along with a software development kit for the product.

But her...

00:38

Denuncian que resolucin contra caso de acoso sexual en universidad de Guadalajara presenta vicios procesales "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Foto: Grisel Pajarito | NTR Guadalajara

Ciudad de Mxico | Desinformmonos. La resolucin contra el profesor Horacio Hernndez Casillas, acusado de acoso y hostigamiento sexual en el Centro Universitario de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades de la Universidad de Guadalajara (CUCSH), presenta diversos vicios procesales de forma y fondo que permiten que Hernndez encuentre un campo propicio para impugnar y ganar el procedimiento ante cualquier tribunal, denunci el Comit de Amrica Latina y el Caribe para la Defensa de los Derechos de las Mujeres (CLADEM).

Entre algunas irregularidades, est que la resolucin es carente de fundamentacin y motivacin. Ni siquiera se establece la competencia del rgano disciplinario y est desprovista de cualquier tipo de valoracin de las pruebas presentadas, as como la falta de coligacin de los puntos resolutivos con los hechos de acoso y hostigamiento sexual, seal el Comit.

De acuerdo con las integrantes del CLADEM, la resolucin, a pesar de que aparentemente resulta favorable para las vctimas, presenta anomalas y deficiencias que corroboran el poco cuidado y la viciada asesora jurdica que otorg el abogado general a la Comisin de Responsabilidades y Sanciones del CUCSH.

Sealaron que por las omisiones de la oficina del abogado general sobresale una complicidad sospechosa en beneficio del profesor sealado, por lo que exigieron que se reponga el procedimiento y se admitan las testimoniales pendientes de desahogarse para fortalecer el proceso.

Adems, pidieron que sea la Comisin de Responsabilidades del Consejo General Universitario quien concluya el procedimiento, resolviendo la separacin definitiva del profesor acusado dejando a salvo sus derechos en un debido proceso y mediante una resolucin sin vicios procesales que fcilmente puedan ser impugnables.

La entrada Denuncian que resolucin contra caso de acoso sexual en universidad de Guadalajara presenta vicios procesales aparece primero en Desinformmonos.

00:36

FERC to Update Pipeline Authorization Procedures, But When? Comments Due! "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Leach Xpress pipeline explosion in Marshall County on June 7, 2018

LaFleur: FERC unlikely to act on pipeline review before Powelson exit

From an Update by Iulia Gheorghiu, UtilityDive.com, July 18, 2018

Utility Dive Briefs:

>>> The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will not take any surprise action on its pipeline policy review at its Thursday open meeting, as comments are still coming in until July 26, Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur said Tuesday. FERC will instead focus on a slate of individual orders before her colleague Commissioner Robert Powelson steps down next month.

>>> With Powelson resigning from FERC in mid-August, the energy regulator will be down to four members, potentially deadlocking the commission on controversial votes. However, making an official decision on the pipeline policy review before Powelson leaves would be a tall order, LaFleur told reporters.

>>> FERC Chair Kevin McIntyre addressed the recent increase in the number of natural gas project applications on the commissions podcast on Thursday, highlighting new hiring initiatives that would enable staff to keep up with the growing workload.

Utility Dive Insights:

FERC is facing many orders on natural gas pipelines, some of which have split the commissions voting. In spite of this, LaFleur believes the commission is focused on what theyre gonna get done while theres still five members, instead of strategizing for potential 2-on-2 votes when Powelson leaves.

I dont think people are thinking right now of what theyre gonna do when theres four [commissioners], LaFleur said.

This Thursday, FERC will rule on seven orders regarding pipeline certifications, from rehearing requests to firm service expansions for existing systems. The open meeting is set to be Powelsons last one, after which applications regarding pipeline approvals and climate policy could face a deadlocked commission, empowering the two Democrats who are now in the minority.

LaFleur declined to indicate how she would be voting on the projects this week, although she and fellow Democrat Commissioner Richard Glick have previously...

00:35

Prayer and Meditation for Friday, July 20, 2018 Put your house in order. And Hezekiah wept bitterly  I desire mercy, not sacrifice. "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD: O LORD, remember how faithfully and wholeheartedly
I conducted myself in your presence, doing what was pleasing to you! And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

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Friday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 393

Reading 1 IS 38:1-6, 21-22, 7-8

When Hezekiah was mortally ill,
the prophet Isaiah, son of Amoz, came and said to him:
Thus says the LORD: Put your house in order,
for you are about to die; you shall not recover.
Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD:O LORD, remember how faithfully and wholeheartedly
I conducted myself in your presence,
doing what was pleasing to you!
And Hezekiah wept bitterly.Then the word of the LORD came to Isaiah: Go, tell Hezekiah:
Thus says the LORD, the God of your father David:
I have heard your prayer and seen your tears.
I will heal you: in three days you shall go up to the LORDs temple;
I will add fifteen years to your life.
I will rescue you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria;
I will be a shield to this city.Isaiah then ordered a poultice of figs to be taken
and applied to the boil, that he might recover.
Then Hezekiah asked,
What is the sign that I shall go up to the temple of the LORD?

Isaiah answered:
This will be the sign for you from the LORD
that he will do what he has promised:
See, I will make the shadow cast by the sun
on the stairway to the terrace of Ahaz
go back the ten steps it has advanced.
So the sun came back the ten steps it had advanced.

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00:30

'Jewish nation state': How Israel enshrines apartheid into law "IndyWatch Feed War"

The law is only the latest attempt to legislate discrimination against Palestinians

00:24

Syrian Military Liberates Seven More Points From Militants In Western Daraa (Map) "IndyWatch Feed War"

Syrian Military Liberates Seven More Points From Militants In Western Daraa (Map)

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On July 19, units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) entered the town of al-Shaikh Sad and the areas of Tell al-Bahsa, Tell Ashtara and Khirbat al-Tira in the western Daraa countryside, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria.

In the northwestern Daraa countryside, the SAA entered the key hill of al-Jabiyah and the villages of al-Sukariyah and Qrqus, northwest of the town of Nawa.

Syrian Military Liberates Seven More Points From Militants In Western Daraa (Map)

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The deployment of the SAA in these areas is a part of the ongoing reconciliation process in western Daraa, which began earlier this month. These areas overlook the pocket of the ISIS-affiliated group Khalid ibn al-Walid Army.

A source in the SAA told SouthFront that the SAA is currently coordinating with the Free Syrian Army (FSA) to prevent the ISIS-affiliated group from expanding during the reconciliation process.

According to Syrian pro-government activists, the SAA and former fighters of the FSA, backed by the Russian Aerospace Forces, will launch a join operation against the Khalid ibn al-Walid Army once the reconciliation process is over.

The post Syrian Military Liberates Seven More Points From Militants In Western Daraa (Ma...

00:24

Australia Says No to Software Patents "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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Summary: Rokt is now fighting the Australian patent office over its decision to reject software patents; Shelston IP, an Australian patent law firm (originally from Melbourne), already meddles a great deal in such policies/decisions, hoping to overturn them

LEAVING aside the EPO and USPTO, two of the worlds largest English-speaking patent offices, there has been some news from Australia, where IP Australia (the Australian patent office) told stakeholders that software isnt really patent-eligible anymore. Weve seen several articles about this lately (we mentioned some a week ago) and Lawyerly is the latest to spread the news and shed light on it. Rokts software innovative but not patentable, IP Australia tells court is the headline. Heres the key part: An invention that simply puts a business method or scheme into a computer is not patentable, the Commissioner of Patents told a court Wednesday on the first day of a highly anticipated trial over a rejected software patent application by marketing tech startup Rokt.

This was achieved in the face of great pressure and constant lobbying from law firms.Fantastic! Well done, Australia!

This was achieved in the face of great pressure and constant lobbying from law firms. We wrote about it dozens of times over the years and named some of the culprits. In Australia weve seen Shelston IP quite a lot recently, attacking the policy and smearing officials for doing the right thing. Shelston IP went further than this and attempted the same thing in New Zealand, where software patents have never been allowed.

Earlier this week we saw Shelston IP rearing its ugly head again...

00:23

The Spanish Civil War: #Anarchism in Action "IndyWatch Feed War"

A classic and detailed introduction to the role anarchism played in the Spanish Civil War and the anarchist revolution within the republican zone. A glossary of political organization names and chronology of events can be found at the end.

Originally published by Workers Solidarity Movement (June 2011). 1st published 1986, 2nd edition 1993, e-mail addition 1994, HTML Markup 1995

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

Download this zine as PDF file: http://struggle.ws/pdfs/spain.pdf

Introduction

Much has been written about the Spanish Civil War but the contribution of the Anarchists has been either totally ignored or reduced to a few footnotes which were often composed of blatant lies. To set the record straight this pamphlet was produced. It is not a history of the Civil War, that would require many hundreds of pages to do justice to the subject. It is an uncovering of the hidden history of the Anarchist participation in Spains anti-fascist struggle.

The anarchist masses threw themselves into a fight against fascism, and its cause, capitalism. Unfortunately the revolution was not complete, the CNT leaders held it back. Indeed their behaviour highlights the effect that power can have on even those who lay claim to anarchism. Spain provided important lessons for anarchists.

The Spanish Civil War Rebellion and Resistance Chapter 1

In the 1930s Europe was experiencing one of its worst ever slumps. The Wall Street crash came in 1929 and its repercussions were felt far and wide. Spain was no exceptionBy 1936 unemployment had gone over 30% in many of the towns and cities Out of a total workforce of three million, one million were out of work. There was no dole and as prices rose by 80% in the five years up to 1936, many encountered severe hardship.

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00:22

New study puts a figure on sea-level rise following Antarctic ice shelves collapse "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

An international team of scientists has shown how much sea level would rise if Larsen C and George VI, two Antarctic ice shelves at risk of collapse, were to break up. While Larsen C has received much attention due to the break-away of a trillion-tonne iceberg from it last summer, its collapse would contribute only a few millimetres to sea-level rise. The break-up of the smaller George VI Ice Shelf would have a much larger impact. The research is published today in the European Geosciences Union journal The Cryosphere.

Recent, rapid warming in the Antarctic Peninsula is a threat to ice shelves in the region, with Larsen C and George VI considered to have the highest risk of . Because these large ice platforms hold back inland glaciers, the ice carried by these glaciers can flow faster into the sea when the ice shelves collapse, which contributes to . The new study shows that a collapse of Larsen C would result in inland ice discharging about 4 mm to sea level, while the response of glaciers to George VI collapse could contribute over five times more to , around 22 mm.

These numbers, while not enormous in themselves, are only one part of a larger sea-level budget including loss from other glaciers around the world and from the Greenland, East and West Antarctic ice sheets. Taken together with these other sources, the impacts could be significant to island nations and coastal populations, explains study-author Nicholas Barrand, a glaciologist at the University of Birmingham in the UK. He adds: The Antarctic Peninsula may be seen as a bellwether for changes in the much larger East and West Antarctic ice sheets as climate warming extends south.

00:22

CNNs Anderson Cooper goes on Stephen Colbert to explain why he called President Trump disgraceful. "IndyWatch Feed War"

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Wednesday and discussed why he previously called President Donald Trumps Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin disgraceful.

Cooper drew cheers from the audience after clarifying his original statement from Mondays CNN broadcast. (RELATED: CNNs Anderson Cooper Compares Trump To Autistic Rain Main For Mentioning Hillary Clinton Email Scandal)

I said the most disgraceful performance by an American president on a world stage in my lifetime, Cooper told Colbert to cheers from the audience. It just popped out. I Im not saying it proudly or gleefully. It just popped out. It was the first thing I said. As soon as the press conference was done, it just sort of popped out of my mouth.

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Colbert began mocking Trump for trying to walk back his comments, prompting Cooper to belittle the presidents intelligence.

He has the best words as he told us during the campaign, Cooper continued.

Cooper was appearing alongside Bravo network host Andy Cohen and shifted the conversation to Cohen texting him about hot guys in Helsinki.

Wherever I go Andy always texts me and its often very incongruous to what Im actually doing, Cooper concluded. And I keep getting texts and I checked them during commercial breaks and it is from Andy saying like so how hot are the guys in Helsinki? Im like, I dont Im on the air.

You can Follow Nick on Twitter and Facebook\

Includes video:

http://dailycaller.com/2018/07/19/anderson-cooper-trump-disgraceful/

 

00:19

The Intelligence Community Is Neither "IndyWatch Feed War"

Russian President Vladimir Putin (The Kremlin)

00:18

Unhealthy diet "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

BBC Watch has published a detailed two-part examination of the connected items on the Today Programme broadcast 16th July 2018. Here and here This was also the subject of our earlier post imagine.
Hadar Sela offers a fact-packed synopsis of Chris Gunnesss lies and omissions, so I thought it was worth revisiting the topic in the cold light of three days hindsight. (Three days ago is the past, in terms of news broadcasting and the past is another country.)

Heavily biased broadcasting by the BBC (and media outlets of the same mindset) has produced the entrenched anti-Israel feeling thats everywhere nowadays. Biased broadcasting has had such a pernicious influence that hating Israel is the default position in Corbyns Labour Party. This resonates with the current fiasco, with the NEC quibbling over the definition of antisemitism. Rather than accepting the internationally recognised definition, the NEC wants to exclude segments they believe would preclude or limit legitimate criticism of Israel. They want to be free to criticise Israel, no holds barred, from its right to protect itself to its right to exist, while reserving the right to boast that they havent a racist bone in their body. For some reason, they dont want to be seen as antisemitic and they dont want to think of themselves as antisemites.

No wonder so many of them respond to what theyve absorbed from the news this way, with loathing, indignation, and ire. They think railing against Israel is synonymous with virtue and humanity. Being fed on a diet of lies and half-truths gives you acute outrage. The pro-Palestinian pandemic has spread to the anti-Trump protests. Wrong-headed social justice warriors get big thrills from the illusory satisfaction of self-righteousness. 

Considerable damage is done through interviews with the likes of fanatical Israel-hater Gunness when venomous fantasies remain unchallenged. Gunness knows he can get away with it because man-of-all-trade anchors such as John Humphrys and Justin Webb are inadequately briefed and couldnt provide factual rebuttals - had they the appetite to do so.

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00:18

FBI Chief Threatens To Quit If Trump Invites Russian Agents To US "IndyWatch Feed War"

FBI Chief Christopher Wray dismissed Russian President Vladimir Putins offer for US law enforcement agents to travel to Russia and interview the subjects of last weeks DOJ indictment, saying thats not high on our list of investigative techniques during a Q&A with CNNs Lester Holt at the Aspen Security Forum.

He also threatened to quit if President Trump were to override him and insist on indulging Putins request to have Russian agents interview Michael McFaul, the ambassador to Russia during the Obama administration after Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the administration was open to the request.

Asked by Holt if hed ever threatened to quit, Wray said, Im a low-key understated guy but that should not be mistaken for what my spine if made of so Ill just leave it at that.

FBI Director Christopher Wray in Washington, D.C. on May 16.
FBI Director Christopher Wray in Washington, D.C. on May 16. PHOTO: TOM WILLIAMS/CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY/NEWSCOM VIA ZUMA PRESS

Wray also insisted that he stands by US intelligence agencies determination that Russia interfered in the US election. He also defended Robert Mueller as a straight shooter who is conducting a professional investigation,...

00:17

Greek Coast Guard rescues foreign tourists drifted away on sea mattress "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The Greek Coast Guard rescued a man and a child who reportedly fell asleep on an air mattress and were drifter away from the shore due to the strong wind. The Coast Guard picked up from the sea also a friend of theirs who was trying to help them. The 47-year-old and the 11-year-old child

The post Greek Coast Guard rescues foreign tourists drifted away on sea mattress appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

00:17

15 Best Of Cursive Writing Practice Worksheets Collection "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

cursive handwriting worksheets tracing worksheets for all cursive letters a z cursive paragraph worksheets free worksheets library download colors list of synonyms and antonyms of the word handwriting worksheets adults inspiring quotes cursive writing practice my review the handwriting worksheets for beginners worksheets for all...

00:16

This is our state, the Jewish state. our nation, language and flag Netanyahu in triumph "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Jewish Nation State bill. Apartheid! By Carlos Latuff

Early today the Israeli parliament passed a law leaders have long put forward, to declare Israel the nation state of the Jewish people. The law says:

Israel is the historic homeland of the Jewish people and they have an exclusive right to national self-determination in it.

Ayman Odeh, the leader of the Joint List (the Palestinian parties in the Knesset), released the following statement:

Today, I will have to tell my children, along with all the children of Palestinian Arab towns in the country, that the state has declared that it does not want us here. It has passed a law of Jewish supremacy and told us that we will always be second-class citizens. But I will also say to them, and to all minorities in this country: we refuse to be second-class citizens; we will not allow the majority to humiliate and destroy us. Netanyahus regime is digging a deep pit of fear, racism, and authoritarianism to divide us from each other. But they can never erase us from the homeland we share. We know that the way forward, the struggle of our lifetime, is to build a future for all of us with democracy, equality, and justice.

Mike Omer-Man of +972:

Arabic was an official language of the State of Israel for 70 years, 2 months, and five days.

No more.

The EU expresses concern that the move sets back hopes for peace.

We are concerned, we have expressed this concern and we will continue to engage with Israeli authorities in this context, a spokeswoman for EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini told a news briefing. Weve been very clear when it comes to the two-state solution, we believe it is the only way forward and any step that would further complicate or prevent this solution of becoming a reality should be avoided.

Benjamin Netanyahu is triumphant. Times of Israel:

Netanyah...

00:11

European Commission refers Hungary to ECJ for defying EU asylum laws "IndyWatch Feed War"

he European Commissions legal request could lead to the EUs top court imposing financial sanctions against Hungary. Brussels has also opened a new infringement procedure against Hungarys Stop Soros laws.

    
Migrant transit center on the border between Hungary and Serbia (Getty Images/AFP/C. Segesvari)

The European Commission on Thursday stepped up legal proceedings against Hungary over its restrictive treatment of migrants and failure to comply with EU asylum rules.

The Commission announced it was turning to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) over Hungarys non-compliance of its asylum and return legislation with EU law.

It marks the third and final step in Brussels legal procedure against Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbans government, which has been ongoing since December 2015. Hungarys could ultimately be slapped with financial sanctions should the ECJ confirm the Commissions line.

The EUs executive branch also opened up a new infringement procedure against Hungary over its new Stop Soros law, which criminalizes support for asylum-seekers.

Migrants in Hungary facing indefinite detention

In a statement, the Commission accused the Orban government of failing to provide migrants with effective access to asylum procedures.

Hungary only allows people to submit asylum applications at its transit centers on its border. Migrants are therefore often held and forced to wait in these special zones for significantly longer than the maximum four weeks allowed under EU rules. The Commission considers that the indefinite detention of asylum-seekers in transit zones without respecting the applicable procedural guarantees is in breach of EU rules, it said in a state...

00:11

Ivan Star Comes Out: Native people go without justice on their own lands "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Officials in South Dakota are comfortable with ignoring Indian-White relations so they can look to their future without guilt.

00:07

Four Years After Eric Garners Killing in Police Chokehold, His Family Still Seeks Accountability | Democracy Now! "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Four Years After Eric Garners Killing in Police Chokehold, His Family Still Seeks Accountability | Democracy Now!: Tuesday marked four years since Eric Garner was killed, when a white New York City police officer wrestled him to the ground, pinned him down and applied a fatal chokehold, while Garner said I cant breathe 11 times. The incident was captured on a cellphone video and spurred mass protests. On Monday, NYPD announced it plans to move forward with long-delayed internal disciplinary proceedings against the officers involved, if the Department of Justice does not announce criminal charges by August 31. Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who applied the fatal chokehold, continues to work for the New York Police Department on paid desk duty and has received multiple raises since Garners death. Garners mother Gwen Carr called for justice at a press conference this week and joins us in studio. Her forthcoming memoir is titled This Stops Today: Eric Garners Mother Seeks Justice After Losing Her Son.

00:07

Philippines to expel undesirable Australian nun who irked Duterte "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Philippines blacklisted and ordered the deportation on Thursday of an elderly Australian nun at odds with President Rodrigo Duterte, calling her an undesirable alien who broke terms of her missionary visa by engaging in political activism.

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FILE PHOTO: Australian missionary Patricia Fox waves to her supporters before filing a petition calling for the review of her deportation case at the Department of Justice, after the immigration bureau voided her visa following complaints from Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte about her participation in protest rallies, in Padre Faura, metro Manila, Philippines May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco/File Photo

The resolution was the second time immigration chiefs have sought to deport Patricia Fox, 71, who two months ago had been granted a reprieve by the justice department.

Fox has worked in the Philippines since the early 1990s and is a coordinator of a congregation of Catholic nuns called Notre Dame de Sion.

The 10-page order said her continued presence in the country poses a risk to public interest and she would be barred from returning.

She is accused of taking part in news conferences, labor-related fact-finding missions and protests calling for political prisoners to be freed, for human rights and land rights to be respected and for martial law to be lifted on the southern island of Mindanao.

Duterte has made no secret of his annoyance at Fox and has said he personally ordered an investigation into her activities. He said he refuses to hear criticism from anyone who is not Filipino.

Thursdays order specifically referred to Dutertes admission that he had asked for Fox to be investigated.

Fox is the latest in a growing number of people who have challenged Duterte and found themselves investigated, detained, humiliated, and sanctioned for offences that his opponents say usually amount to technicalities or minor infringements.

Thats the law, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said of the order to send Fox back to Australia.

Local media quoted Fox as saying she was disappointed but would challenge the order.

Reporting by Martin Petty; editing by David Stamp

Reuters

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00:07

Arabic press review: Hamas to ground Gazas kites "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Egypt applies pressure on Palestinians while a Jordanian MP kicks up a sandstorm over Queen Rania

00:04

La produccin de mezclilla contamina el ro Atoyac "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Desde hace aproximadamente 30 aos los pobladores de Tlaxcala, cercanos al ro Atoyac, viven de la produccin de mezclilla, una actividad que incluye el uso de diversos qumicos para deslavar la tela. Sin embargo, han contaminado la zona acufera hasta el punto de acabar con su biodiversidad.

Al respecto, Paola Velasco Santos, experta del Instituto de Investigaciones Antropolgicas, mencion que esta situacin ambiental tiene un origen poltico y social, por lo que la solucin deber ser en estos mismos rubros.

As, los pequeos productores han utilizado sustancias como cloro y permanganato de potasio, que adems han provocado serios problemas de salud a los pobladores, desde irritaciones en la piel y los ojos, enfermedades gastrointestinales, hasta leucemia y cncer.

La situacin, detall la entrevistada, es que estos qumicos se van directamente a los drenajes municipales sin ningn tratamiento y despus son vertidos a las corrientes principales del ro Atoyac, que en algn momento desemboca en el ocano Pacfico.

Asimismo, se ha visto afectada la salud de los mismos productores, quienes no usan proteccin, y por ende, respiran polvo de algodn, adems estn en contacto directo con los qumicos.

As, terminan con padecimientos tanto respiratorios como de postura, por trabajar tantas horas en las maquilas. Sin embargo, los habitantes no conocen otra forma de vida, es lo nico que saben producir desde hace ya tres dcadas, cuando ocurri una crisis en el campo.

Y, si no se dedican a la produccin de mezclilla terminan emigrando a Estados Unidos o caen en la delincuencia organizada, enfatiz la acadmica universitaria.

En este contexto, la Comisin Nacional de Derechos Humanos en Mxico hizo una recomendacin a distintos niveles porque se han violado tres garantas individuales: el derecho a tener un medio ambiente sano, el derecho a la salud y el derecho a la informacin en correspondencia a la contaminacin generada no slo por la produccin de mezclilla, sino por los grandes conglomerados industriales de Puebla y Tlaxcala.

As, la investigadora plantea que la solucin no slo incluye una planta tratadora, sino que se debe buscar ms all polticamente y socialmente.

 

Este material se comparte con autorizacin de UNAM Global

La entrada La produccin de mezclilla contamina el ro Atoyac aparece primero en Desinformmonos.

00:03

Donald Trump Fulfilled his Promise to Impose Tariffs on Chinese Products "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Donald Trump fulfilled his promise to impose tariffs on Chinese products. The products are produced in the Peoples Republic of China, an authoritarian Maoist communist world power. The tariffs that were imposed on the major Asian nation began on Friday, July 7, 2018. The Chinese far-left government in Beijing resorted to placing tariffs on American []

00:02

Femke Halsema en Eitan Bronstein uit Tel Aviv "IndyWatch Feed War"



Niettegenstaande het feit dat zowel Joodse als Palestijnse bewoners van Tel Aviv protesteren tegen de voortdurende discriminatie van Palestijnse ingezetenen van de stad, ziet Groen Links burgemeester van de hoofdstad, Femke Halsema, Tel Aviv/Jaffa als 'voorbeeldstad' voor Amsterdam. Of mevrouw Halsema weet niets van de situatie in Israel, of zij heeft er lak aan dat Palestijnen daar tweederangs burgers zijn, en ziet zij dit als 'voorbeeld' voor Amsterdam. Zou n van de hoofdstedelijke raadsleden hierover enkele vragen kunnen stellen aan de linkse burgemeester? Welke vragen wordt duidelijk wanneer zij mijn volgende interview lezen:



00:01

Delta Clipper: A 1990s Reusable Single-Stage To Orbit Spaceship Prototype "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

With all the talk of SpaceX and Blue Origin sending rockets to orbit and vertically landing part or all of them back on Earth for reuse youd think that they were the first to try it. Nothing can be further from the truth. Back in the 1990s, a small team backed by McDonnell Douglas and the US government vertically launched and landed made versions of a rocket called the Delta Clipper. It didnt go to orbit but it did perform some extraordinary feats.

Origin Of The Delta Clipper

DC-XAThe Delta Clipper was an unmanned demonstrator launch vehicle flown from 1993 to 1996 for testing vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) single-stage to orbit (SSTO) technology. For anyone who watched SpaceX testing VTOL with its Grasshopper vehicle in 2012/13, the Delta Clippers maneuvers would look very familiar.

Initially, it was funded by the Strategic Defence Initiative Organization (SDIO). Many may remember SDI as Star Wars, the proposed defence system against ballistic missiles which had political traction during the 1980s up to the end of the Cold War.

Ultimately, the SDIO wanted a suborbital recoverable rocket capable of carrying a 3,000 lb payload to an altitude of 284 miles (457 km), which is around the altitude of the International Space Station. It also had to return with a soft landing to a precise location and be able to fly again in three to seven days. Part of the goal was to have a means of...

00:00

Hugh Fitzgerald: The Mosque At Basking Ridge: A Morality Tale? (Part 7) "IndyWatch Feed War"

Busy as ever, Mr. Chaudry has been inviting non-Muslims to visit the Islamic Center, and after the service, in an adjoining room, Chaudry and the Centers imam took their questions: Why were the women and men separated for prayers? Does the Quran prohibit women from driving? Whats the deal with sharia, and is it practiced []

00:00

Machine Learning: A Micro Primer with a Lawyers Perspective "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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Machine Learning: A Micro Primer with a Lawyers Perspective

00:00

Change Healthcare gives payers and providers the keys to cloud security "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Change Healthcare is providing healthcare leaders the keys to cloud security with Change Healthcare Security Management, which includes a Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) service now offered as part of the companys cloud-based HealthQx value-based care analytics suite. Hospitals, payers, and providers are under constant attack from a global network of cybercriminals using advanced and evasive techniques to penetrate networks, steal data, extort healthcare organizations, and capitalize on the personal health information of patients, said More

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Thursday, 19 July

23:58

U.S. Jobless Claims Hit Lowest Level Since 1969 "IndyWatch Feed War"

Initial claims fall to seasonally adjusted 207,000, lowest since December 1969s 202,000

People attend a job fair in Chicago in June.
People attend a job fair in Chicago in June. PHOTO: ANNIE RICE/ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTONThe number of Americans claiming new unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in nearly five decades.

Initial jobless claims, a proxy for layoffs across the U.S., decreased by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 207,000 in the week ended July 14, the Labor Department said Thursday. This marks the lowest level for claims since December 1969, when there were 202,000 applications for unemployment benefits. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal expected 220,000 new claims last week.

Unemployment-benefit applications have remained low for years, a sign that relatively few Americans are being laid off and seeking assistance in a buoyant U.S. job market.

The four-week moving average of cl...

23:57

Aporeto simplifies service mesh security operations with Istio integration "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Aporeto announced its integration with Istio, the open source service mesh platform that connects, manages and secures microservices at scale. Istios service mesh is an open-source effort led by Google, IBM and Lyft that is designed to address the operational needs observability, load-balancing and canary deployments of deploying microservices at scale. Istio introduces security potential into containerized environments that are expensive and complex to develop from scratch, with the promise of enabling encryption More

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23:56

Pivot3 announces surveillance solution to support video deployments "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Pivot3 announced the release of its surveillance solution. Designed to support video surveillance and security deployments of 500TB or more, the platform provides the performance, resiliency, scalability and ease of use that is required for large scale environments. With this solution, Pivot3 is streamlining large scale video, security management and storage environments by hosting video management software, security applications and storage on a modular, scalable appliance. The solution can deliver more than 6PB of storage More

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23:55

The Late, Late Movie: Hidden City (1987) with Charles Dance written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Political thriller from Stephen Poliakoff with an excellent cast including Bill Paterson and Richard E. Grant

23:54

Red Lake Nation voters return Darrell Seki to chairman's post "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Darrell Seki, Sr. will be serving a second term as chairman of the Red Lake Nation.

23:53

I Miss Being Drunk My Latest for Splice Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

No new Bi Any Means Podcast episode today, but I have this:

Ive been sober for seven months now, but not in a row. The first lapse was in January, a month into recovery. I was still new to sobriety, so brushed it off and decided to try again. My second lapse in April almost cost me my life. Fed up with the world, I went into my parents liquor cabinet, opened up a brand new bottle of Jack, drank half of it, and then wrote, I want to kill myself so bad right now on Facebook. I dont even remember writing it. The rest of the day was a blur: I recall getting a call from a friend to see if I was okay, me calling 911, getting interviewed by the paramedics when they arrived, and ending up in bed with my mom by my side. The next day I decided to take recovery more seriously, and tackle the underlying issues that fed into my addiction.

Its almost four months since that incident, and Ive made some progress. I got more serious about deconstructing the irrational beliefs that influenced my drinking using SMART Recovery, started attending a second weekly recovery group, and became more honest with my therapist. But I still miss being drunk. I miss feeling my muscles loosen up with that first sip, reality melting away, seeing the colors of the world blur like a Monet painting, and feeling more comfortably numb than Pink Floyd. Theres no need to slow down and rationalize things; I just fill up that 12 oz. tumbler with bourbon, and then its all aboard the Inebriation Express.

Read the rest here.

23:50

Brexit Sharks are circling "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Blower Daily Telegraph

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Sharks spotted around Cornish coast due to heatwave

23:47

16 Unique Analyzing and Interpreting Scientific Data Worksheet Answers Image "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

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23:43

Team creates high-fidelity images of Suns atmosphere "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In 1610, Galileo redesigned the telescope and discovered Jupiters four largest moons. Nearly 400 years later, NASAs Hubble Space Telescope used its powerful optics to look deep into spaceenabling scientists to pin down the age of the universe.

Suffice it to say that getting a better look at things produces major scientific advances.

In a paper published on July 18 in The Astrophysical Journal, a team of scientists led by Craig DeForestsolar physicist at Southwest Research Institutes branch in Boulder, Coloradodemonstrate that this historical trend still holds. Using advanced algorithms and data-cleaning techniques, the team discovered never-before-detected, fine-grained structures in the outer the Suns million-degree atmosphereby analyzing taken by NASAs STEREO spacecraft. The new results also provide foreshadowing of what might be seen by NASAs Parker Solar Probe, which after its launch in the summer 2018 will orbit directly through that region.

23:42

Time for the Meghalayan: A new geological age has officially been declared "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

After years of debate, the International Chronostratigraphic Chart has officially been revised. What does that mean, exactly? Our current point in Earths geological timeline has been updated so that were now living in the Meghalayan age, which kicked off 4,200 years ago with a catastrophic two-century drought that destroyed several civilizations.

23:38

De zionistische bezetting als dagelijkse vernedering "IndyWatch Feed War"

De bezetting als dagelijkse vernedering

Een filmpje van een kwartier geeft een schrijnend beeld van de vernedering die Palestijnen dagelijks ondergaan bij de talloze roadblocks en checkpoints in bezet gebied. Ze worden als vuil behandeld.
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23:37

GCC 8.2 Release Candidate Arrives For Compiler Testing "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

GCC 8.2 as the first point release to the stable GCC 8 compiler is tentatively set to debut next Thursday, 26 July, but available now for testing is the release candidate...

23:37

Donald Trump tweets blamed for alleged spikes in anti-Muslim hate crimes "IndyWatch Feed War"

It may be a law of nature: President Trump tweets something about Islam. Anti-Muslim hate crimes follow.Whether its a tweet or whether its in a policy (Trump is) introducing, or if its in a policy someone in his administration is introducing, I think it all comes together to create this kind of environment where targeting []

23:36

Echt in de Zionistische Terreur Staat "IndyWatch Feed War"

Isralische slaat militaire rechter Ahed Tamimi en is vrij na n dag

Net nadat de militaire rechter Nariman Tamimi, moeder van Ahed, veroordeelde tot 8 maand en een boete voor het filmen van Aheds slag in het gelaat van een bezettingssoldaat kreeg hij van Isralische activiste Yifat Doron zelf een slag in het gelaat. Ondanks volledige bekentenis en instemming met verdere aanhouding werd ze door een burgerrechtbank een dag later al vrijgelaten.
maandag 26 maart 2018

23:34

Benue APC publicity secretary, woman leader dumps party "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue State assumed a disturbing dimension as the publicity of the party, Mr. Samuel Agbo and Woman Leader, Mrs. Dooshima Jirgba have resigned their membership and positions from the party. The resignation of the party officials came as the APC also denied issuing a red []

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23:33

Star Citizen Court Documents Reveal the Messy Reality of Crowdfunding a $200 Million Game "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Motherboard:

Back in 2012, developer Roberts Space Industries (RSI) launched a Kickstarter asking for money to fund Star Citizenan ambitious space game in the mold of Wing Commander. It's 2018, and while parts of the game are playable in various forms, it's far from achieving what it set out to accomplish. So far, it's collected more than $200 million in funding from fans eager to play it.

Ken Lord was one of those fans, and an early backer of Star Citizen. He's got a Golden Ticket, a mark on his account that singles him out as an early member of the community. In April of 2013, Lord pledged $4,496 to the project. Five years later, the game still isn't out, and Lord wants his money back. RSI wouldn't refund it, so Lord took the developer to small-claims court in California.

It's a simple case of an investor who's upset he didn't get his money back, isn't it?


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23:32

US Treasury to Protect Dark Money Donors "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

California Still One State For Now (DonkeyHotey)

The California Supreme Court decided yesterday to block an initiative to divide the state into three parts. The measures proponents gathered enough signatures, but the six judges decided unanimously to remove Proposition 9 from the November ballot. An environmental group challenged the initiative on constitutional grounds.

Israel Passes Controversial Jewish Nation-State Bill After Stormy Debate (Jimmy)

The author writes, The most controversial clause, which appeared to pave the way for the creation of communities segregated by nationality or religion, was removed from the legislation earlier this week.

How to Survive Americas Kill List (Reader Luke)

From Rolling Stone: When a US citizen heard he was on his own countrys drone target list, he wasnt sure he believed it. After five near-misses, he does and is suing the United States to contest his own execution.

In Recording, Netanyahu Boasts Israel Convinced Trump to Quit Iran Nuclear Deal (Jimmy)

The author writes, In a video clip aired Tuesday by Israeli television, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu boasted that Israel was responsible for US President Donald Trumps decision to quit the Iran nuclear deal.

3D-Printed Gun Lawsuit Ends After 3+ Years in Gun Publishers Favor (Reader Luke)

The author writes, Defense Distributed, the 3D-printing gun act...

23:32

July 19, 2018 SDFs Political Wing Seeks To Normalize Relations With Damascus "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Syrian War Report July 19, 2018: SDFs Political Wing Seeks To Normalize Relations With Damascus https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-july-19-2018-sdfs-political-wing-seeks-to-normalize-relations-with-damascus/ If youre able, and if you like our content and approach, please support

23:31

Amsterdam en het Stigmatiseren van Kritiek op Zionistische Terreur "IndyWatch Feed War"

Amsterdams Joods Akkoord opent deur voor gelijkstelling Isral-kritiek aan antisemitisme

Met het aannemen van het Joods Akkoord nemen politieke partijen in Amsterdam niet alleen duidelijk stelling tegen antisemitisme, maar scheppen zij ook ruimte voor het stigmatiseren van Isral-critici als jodenhaters.
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23:31

19 Fresh Nutrition Label Worksheet Answer Key Pdf Collection "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

the home drive through the costs eating out pared to eating 22 best kids nutrition games images on pinterest reproductive system worksheet answers wikieducator everyday uses rock & card set 6 3 periodic trends section review worksheet answers the handy science answer book the handy...

23:29

My solar powered cinema featured on BBC radio "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

 Does the Sun always shine on the radio?

BBC Wales radio featured my mobile cinema in their new series on  small things in Wales.




http://www.thesolcinema.org/

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23:28

Turkish government using US mosques to spread Islamist-nationalistic fervor "IndyWatch Feed War"

It is widely known that Saudi-funded mosques pose a threat due to their spread of Wahhabi ideology. Now Turkey, with its dreams of reviving the Ottoman Empire, is spreading its jihadist ideology through its own mosques in the U.S.: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogans recent re-election is fueling concerns about his growing powers not just []

23:26

Comcast drops out of bidding war with Disney over Fox "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Comcast has dropped its efforts to buy much of 21st Century Fox, ending a bidding war with The Walt Disney Company over the companys entertainment assets.In a statement on Thursday, Comcast said it would instead focus on acquiring Sky, a...

23:25

Europe Takes 1st Practical Step Toward Direct Iran Trade "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Germany, France and the UK have reportedly notified Tehran that they seek to open direct banking channels, in helping to sustain the 2015 nuclear deal and sidestep the US.

23:22

Worlds oldest baby snake found preserved in amber "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

100-million-year-old fossil may provide clues to the habitat and evolution of ancient serpents.

23:22

The public doesnt trust GMOs. Will it trust CRISPR? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Theres a huge opportunity to improve agriculture with gene editing. But we need to give CRISPR a chance.

23:22

Cyber Security Training Courses CISA, CISM, CISSP Certifications "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Believe it or not, but any computer connected to the Internet is vulnerable to cyber attacks. With more money at risk and data breaches at a rise, more certified cybersecurity experts and professionals are needed by every corporate and organisation to prevent themselves from hackers and cyber thieves. That's why jobs in the cybersecurity field have gone up 80% over the past three years than

23:22

Martian atmosphere behaves as one "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

New research using a decade of data from ESAs Mars Express has found clear signs of the complex Martian atmosphere acting as a single, interconnected system, with processes occurring at low and mid levels significantly affecting those seen higher up.

Understanding the Martian is a key topic in planetary science, from its current status to its past history. Mars atmosphere continuously leaks out to space, and is a crucial factor in the planets past, present, and future habitability or lack of it. The planet has lost the majority of its once much denser and wetter atmosphere, causing it to evolve into the dry, arid world we see today.

However, the tenuous atmosphere Mars has retained remains complex, and scientists are working to understand if and how the processes within it are connected over space and time.

23:20

Hacienda aument sueldos de altos funcionarios antes de las elecciones, retroactivo a enero "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Por lo menos 317 mil 879 funcionarios recibieron aumentos salariales antes de las elecciones y con retroactividad a enero.   Regeneracin, 19 de julio de 2018.- Quiz porque ya se haba anunciado la medida de reduccin de sueldos, 15 das antes de las elecciones, la Secretara de Hacienda aprob aumentos salariales para la alta burocracia []

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23:19

Putin Slams US Forces Ready to Sacrifice Russia-US Ties "IndyWatch Feed War"

July 19, 2018 Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday slammed forces in the US who were willing to sacrifice Russian-US ties, two days after a summit with his US counterpart Donald Trump who has since faced a storm of criticism. We see that there are forces in the US that are easily ready to sacrifice []

23:19

Sweden: National broadcaster deletes story on Muslim anti-semitism after threats "IndyWatch Feed War"

Last month, Ahmad Rami, the Holocaust-denying head of the Swedish-based Radio Islam, said in a TV interview that Judaism is like a mafia in the West and that the Zionists are occupying Europe and the West both politically and in terms of the media. As usual, he got away with it. A different standard, however, []

23:18

Syrian Four Town Deconfliction Agreement Passes First Implementation Test "IndyWatch Feed War"

[SEE: The Pentagon, The Saudis, Qatar, Kidnappings and BustardsAll To Enable Open Sponsorship of Al-Nusrah Front

 

Syria conflict: Deal reached for four besieged towns

Residents of Foah and Kefraya, two government-held towns in the north-west, would be bussed out.
In return, people in two rebel-held towns near Damascus, Madaya and Zabadani, will be given safe passage.

Syria: Buses arrive to evacuate two rebel-besieged Shia towns

Some 6,000 residents from predominantly Shia towns of Foua and Kefraya will be evacuated to government-controlled areas.

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23:17

Francisco Brquez busca dirigir al PAN "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

El senador panista, Francisco Brquez dio a conocer este mircoles que buscar dirigir el partido. Regeneracin, 19 de julio de 2018.- Francisco Brquez, senador del PAN, se destap este mircoles para dirigir al partido, luego del llamado que algunos militantes hicieron para renovar toda la organizacin, al margen de la derrota del 1 de julio. []

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23:16

Syrian War Report July 19, 2018: SDFs Political Wing Seeks To Normalize Relations With Damascus "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

from SouthFront On July 18, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said that their members, backed up by the US-led coalition, had captured 1,100km2, which included sixteen villages, from ISIS in the provinces of al-Hasakah and Deir Ezzor. According to the SDF, four ISIS members were killed and four others were captured during the advance. One []

23:15

A walk on the wild side as Trump meets Putin at Finland station "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Trump treats the EU with undisguised disdain. He would love nothing better than for the EU to dissolve. His Arab "partners" can be easily controlled by fear. He has all but declared economic war on China and is on tariff overdrive -- even as the IMF warns that the global economy runs the risk of losing around $500 billion in the process.

23:10

The Massacre of Inn Din: How Rohingya Are Lynched and Held Responsible "IndyWatch Feed War"

In my four years as High Commissioner, I have heard many preposterous claims. That claim is almost in its own category of absurdity. Have you no shame, sir, have you no shame? We are not fools.

These were some of the remarks made by outgoing United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Raad al-Hussein, in his final briefing to the Human Rights Council on July 4. He was responding to a Burmese officials claim that his country is not targeting Rohingya in a genocidal campaign but is defending the rights of all of its citizen.

The Burmese government is now at par with the Israeli government, both practicing ethnic-cleansing and murder while insisting that they are fighting terrorism.

In both Tel Aviv and Yangon, the two governments are cracking down on journalists who dare expose their phony democracies and wars on terror.

On June 18, the Israeli government endorsed a bill that seeks to criminalize filming of Israeli soldiers for the sake of shaming them. The language of the bill was purposely broad as it simply attempts to prevent the documenting of the violent practices of the Israeli army against Palestinians.

It should come as no surprise that Israel is one of the main suppliers of weapons to Burma.

Israels pseudo-democracy is also, in many ways, similar to Burmas. In Israel, Jews are the privileged group; democracy and human rights applies to them and not to Palestinians.

In Burma, the Buddhist majority receives special treatment in comparison with the countrys minorities, especially the Rohingya who, for years, have been victim to a massive government-led campaign of genocide and ethnic cleansing.

Nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims were forced to flee from their homes in the Northern Rakhine State in Burma last year alone. They have been exiled mostly to Bangladesh. Many of the refugees are forced into deplorable existence in prison-like, extremely crowded refugee camps in the no mans land between Burma and Bangladesh.

Even before the last exodus, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya were already living in exile, as the Burmese armys ethnic cleansing of its ill-fated minorities has been in the making for years.

Despite a recent burst of media attention, however, Western governments, which are eagerl...

23:05

Glazov Gang: Avi Jorisch on Thou Shalt Innovate "IndyWatch Feed War"

This new edition of The Glazov Gang features Avi Jorisch, the author of Thou Shalt Innovate. Avi discusses Thou Shalt Innovate and unveils How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs the World. Dont miss it! Subscribe to the Glazov Gangs YouTube Channel and follow us on Twitter: @JamieGlazov. Please donate via our Pay Pal account to help us []

23:03

Glowing bacteria on deep-sea fish shed light on evolution, third type of symbiosis "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

You may recognize the anglerfish from its dramatic appearance in the hit animated film Finding Nemo, as it was very nearly the demise of clownfish Marlin and blue-tang fish Dory. It lives most of its life in total darkness more than 1,000 meters below the ocean surface. Female anglerfish sport a glowing lure on top of their foreheads, basically a pole with a light bulb on its end, where bioluminescent bacteria live. The light-emitting lure attracts both prey and potential mates to the fish.

Despite its recent fame, little is known about anglerfish and their symbiotic relationship with these brilliant , because the fish are difficult to acquire and study.

For the first time, scientists have sequenced and analyzed the genomes of bacteria that live in anglerfish bulbs. The bacteria were taken from fish specimens collected in the Gulf of Mexico.

23:03

Billion-year-old lake deposit yields clues to Earths ancient biosphere "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A sample of ancient oxygen, teased out of a 1.4 billion-year-old evaporative lake deposit in Ontario, provides fresh evidence of what the Earths atmosphere and biosphere were like during the interval leading up to the emergence of animal life.

The findings, published in the journal Nature, represent the oldest measurement of atmospheric oxygen isotopes by nearly a billion years. The results support previous research suggesting that oxygen levels in the air during this time in Earth history were a tiny fraction of what they are today due to a much less productive biosphere.

It has been suggested for many decades now that the composition of the atmosphere has significantly varied through time, says Peter Crockford, who led the study as a Ph.D. student at McGill University. We provide unambiguous evidence that it was indeed much different 1.4 billion years ago.

23:02

Links 19/7/2018: Krita 4.1.1, Qt Creator 4.7.0, and Microsoft-Led Lobby Against Android in EU "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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23:01

Gulf states in dangerous scramble for Africa "IndyWatch Feed War"

Somalia and its neighbours must focus on achieving internal unification, or any benefits reaped from new investment will be lost

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Engineering perception for the new world "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

by Jon Rappoport

July 19, 2018

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The primary feature of The Group is: its members look at events in accordance with what they think other members are seeing.

Its like passing around an unknown object, from hand to hand, and describing it as you believe everyone else will describe it.

You are always listening for an echo effect before it happens.

And you claim the echo effect is what you perceive.

High-IQ idiots will tell you this is the only way society can operate. They no longer know what it means to see things as they actually see them. And when they vaguely sniff out a free individual, they recoil in horror.

In the early days of the American Republic, as the two-party system developed, certain men saw the movement toward collectivism.

In phase one, it was evolving into polarized opposition. It was an engineered A versus B, with each side saying whatever it could, in order to win popular support.

And beyond that, it was a PRETENSE of polarized opposition. Behind the scenes, both parties, and the men who owned them, were simply building up the power of centralized governmentand figuring out how to appeal to the population on the basis of shared consensus and the greatest good for the greatest number.

In other words: how can we get the masses to think theyre all perceiving the same thing, the thing we want them to perceive?

John Adams, in the early days of the Republic, saw it correctly and saw it exactly:

There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting [organizing] measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble opinion, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.

Even more tellingly, George Washington laid the system bare as he struggled to extricate himself from it: party disputes are now carried to such a length, and truth is so enveloped in mist and false representation, that it is extremely difficult to know through which channel to seek it [truth]. This difficulty, to one [a person], who is of no party, and whose sole wish is to pursue with undeviating steps a path which would lead this country to respectability, wealth, and happiness, is exceedingly to be lamented.

Thomas Jefferson, who on a number of occasions registered his acceptance of political parties as inevitable and natural, broke ran...

22:58

BBC News website framing of Israeli legislation "IndyWatch Feed War"

On the morning of July 19th the BBC News website published a report titled Jewish nation state: Israel approves controversial bill which opened by telling BBC audiences that:

Israels parliament has passed into law a controversial bill that defines the country as an exclusively Jewish state.

The Jewish nation state bill downgrades Arabic as an official language and says advancing Jewish settlement is a national interest.

It also states that the whole and united Jerusalem is its capital.

The BBCs report did not provide readers with the text of the bill. Had it done so, BBC audiences would have been able to see that the part referring to language in fact reads as follows:

The states language is Hebrew.

...

22:50

U.S. Special Forces: 133 Countries Down, 17 to Go? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Via: Tom Dispatch: None of this should be surprising, since in Africa and across the rest of the planet Americas Special Operations forces (SOF) are regularly engaged in a wide-ranging set of missions including special reconnaissance and small-scale offensive actions, unconventional warfare, counterterrorism, hostage rescue, and security force assistance (that is, organizing, training, equipping, and []

22:50

Top 10 vulnerable airports where your device can be hacked "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

By Waqas

The aviation industry is growing, thanks to millions of passengers

This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: Top 10 vulnerable airports where your device can be hacked

22:49

Russian FM Lavrov cancels visit to Greece in diplomatic row "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrovs planned visit to Greece this autumn has been reportedly cancel, as the timing is no longer suitable, Russias ambassador to Athens  Andrei Maslov told TASS news agency on Thursday.  Greek officials had invited Lavrov in June before the diplomatic row over Macedonia and FYROM broke out that resulted into the

The post Russian FM Lavrov cancels visit to Greece in diplomatic row appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

22:48

To Stop the Cartels, Mexico Strongly Considering the Legalization of ALL Drugs "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Mexico's incoming presidential administration is discussing plans to decriminalize all drugs, in an effort to stop cartel violence.

The post To Stop the Cartels, Mexico Strongly Considering the Legalization of ALL Drugs appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

22:42

The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: July 11 - 18, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

New activity/unrest was reported for 7 volcanoes between July 11 and 18, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Ibu, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Krakatau, Indonesia | Nevados de Chillan, Chile | Oraefajokull,...... Read more

Historic wildfire outbreak hits Sweden amid record-breaking heat "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Scandinavia is experiencing exceptionally warm temperatures, over 11 C (20 F) above average, for more than a month. Above-average temperatures combined with drought, lightning, and human negligence to cause what Swedish authorities are describing as the...... Read more

Indias pre-election changes to green laws draw criticism "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

With Indias general elections looming large next year, the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has proposed sweeping overhauls of environmental laws that govern the countrys forests, fragile coasts, wildlife, and tackle air pollution. Once the proposed changes are finalized they will become the cornerstone for Indias environmental policy for at least the next two decades. However, environmentalists say the changes seem to have been proposed in quick succession to avoid wider and detailed consultations with all concerned stakeholders, and to speed up the process of finalization. They also allege that the proposed changes to existing environmental laws are not focused on protecting and conserving the environment, but aim to ease the growth of industries a promise made by Prime Minister Modi just before the 2014 general elections. Tinkering with the countrys green laws is not new for the current government. Since coming to power in May 2014, it has implemented a series of changes related to environmental law. However, it has not yet been able to initiate any big-ticket plans. With the general elections now scheduled to take place in the first the half of 2019, the government has hit the gas to implement large-scale changes. Deforestation in Arunachal Pradesh, India. Image by Saurabhsawantphoto via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0). Changes to environmental policies In October 2017, the Indian government finalized the third National Wildlife Action Plan (2017-31) of India. This action plan, along with three other proposed action plans concerning forests, coasts and air pollution, will together

22:42

Dont Squish the Jellyfish. Capture It With a Folding Robotic Claw "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A new invention could help marine scientists study sea creatures in their natural habitat more effectively without harming them in the process.

22:42

Not classing aging as a disease is not a major problem "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A common concern in the community is that the FDA, the EMA, and other bodies, such as WHO, do not classify aging as a disease and that this poses a problem for developing therapies that target aging. However, this is not really as serious an issue as some people would suggest; today, we will have a look at why that is.

Why this will not stop progress

Aging is a variety of distinct processes, damages, and errors; therefore, simply treating aging in clinical terms is not a viable endpoint. For a clinical trial to be conducted, it requires a verifiable indication, and aging is too general for the FDA and EMA to classify it as a disease.

22:41

Exhiben a Fox saltndose la aduana en el aeropuerto de Guanajuato "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

El ex Presidente Fox, lleg en un vuelo de Estados Unidos y en lugar de pasar por los controles normales, sali por la puerta del personal.   Regeneracin, 19 de julio de 2018.- Vicente Fox y Martha Sahagn fueron exhibidos por evadir la aduana del aeropuerto internacional de Guanajuato y pasar por el acceso para []

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22:41

Sunni Terrorist Outfits In Syria/Iraq Cannabilize ThemselvesEverybody Else Benefits "IndyWatch Feed War"

[Who Is Assassinating Hayat Tahrir Al-Shams Leaders?November 2017]

Islamic State targets rival jihadists and Islamists in northern Syria

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadis Islamic State continues to operate throughout Syria, including in the northwestern province of Idlib. The group has claimed a series of plots targeting its jihadist and Islamist rivals in recent weeks. The attacks are centered in Idlib province, including its capital city, but have spilled over into the countryside and neighboring provinces as well.

The Islamic States propagandists have named the operations after Abu al-Baraa al-Saheli. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) executed al-Saheli after detaining and accusing him of orchestrating a coordinated assassination campaign against HTS and other actors.

HTS is the largest jihadist group in Idlib, which was seized in 2015. The ideol...

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