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Wednesday, 15 November


Commissioner of Labor Statistics: Who Is William Beach? "IndyWatch Feed"

William W. Beach, an economist who has spent most of his career at right-wing think tanks, was nominated October 26, 2017, to lead the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the Department of Labor. The bureau collects data on employment and unemployment, price and spending trends, compensation, productivity and health. It influences economic and social policymaking, labor market and politics, and important decisions within business and financial communities.


Beach graduated from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, in 1971 with a B.A. in economics and history and added a masters degree in those subjects from the University of Missouri in 1978. In 2014, he completed a Ph.D. in economics from the libertarian-focused Buckingham University in England.


Early in his career, Beach worked for two Kansas City, Missouri, law firms: Campbell & Bysfield; and Watson, Ess, Marshall & Enggas. He subsequently worked as an economist for the Missouri Office of Budget and Planning. Beach returned to the private sector in 1987 as a senior economist for Sprint.


In 1991, Beach was named president of the Institute of Humane Studies (IHS), based at George Mason University. IHS is funded by Charles and David Koch, who have supported most of the right-wing institutions pushing anti-tax and regulation thought into state and federal legislatures. IHS grants scholarships and grants to students and scholars studying libertarian subjects. The Kochs ordered that applicants essays be run through computers in order to count the number of times they mentioned the free-market icons Ayn Rand and Milton Friedman. Students were tested at the beginning and the end of each week for ideological improvement, according to Jane Mayer in Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right.


Beach moved to the similarly oriented Heritage Foundation in 1995 as director of its Center for Data Analysis. He co-authored a 1998 paper that promoted abandoning the Social Security system in favor of putting money into the financial markets, saying the government programs rate of return cheated African-American men, among others. Other studies have refuted this stance. In 2010, in the midst of the Great Recession that began under George W. Bush, Beach urged that unemployment benefits be cut, claiming that an extens...


Medigate announces $5.35M seed round to protect connected medical devices "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Israeli startup Medigate today announced $5.35 million in seed funding for its mission to secure the use of the millions of connected medical devices on healthcare provider networks. Backing for the technology platform, which lets CISOs and security teams defend networked medical devices from cyberattacks, comes from YL Ventures, with additional funding from Blumberg Capital. The Medigate team Cybersecurity threats to healthcare providers under attack Healthcare providers today depend on nearly 100 million connected medical More


Critical flaws open Foscam C1 IP cameras to compromise "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Cisco Talos researcher Claudio Bozzato has unearthed a dozen of critical vulnerabilities affecting the Foscam C1 series of indoor HD cameras. The Foscam C1 is one of the most commonly deployed IP cameras. In many cases these devices may be deployed in sensitive locations. They are marketed for use in security monitoring and many use these devices to monitor their homes, children, and pets remotely, the Cisco Talos team has noted. About the vulnerabilities The More


Arne Vainio: I blamed myself for my father's death by suicide for over 50 years "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Almost everyone has been touched by suicide and those left behind most often suffer in silence.


Severe storm, large tornado hits Turkey, leaving extensive damage and 25 injured "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

At least 25 people have been injured after severe storm accompanied by a tornado caused extensive damage to homes, vehicles and farms in southwestern Turkey late Monday into Tuesday (local time), November 14, 2017. The storm destroyed numerous roofs and uprooted...... Read more

Deadly windstorm hits Washington and B.C., knocks out power to 180 000 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A strong low pressure system swept through western Washington and British Columbia on Monday, November 13, 2017, killing at least 1 person and seriously injuring several others. It was the most powerful storm to hit the region so far this fall. The National Weather...... Read more

4 sperm whales dead after mass stranding in Sumatra "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Four sperm whales were reported to have died Tuesday following a mass stranding on a beach on the northwestern tip of Sumatra, Indonesia. A group of 10 sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) was spotted on Ujong Kareung beach in Aceh province on Monday morning, according to WWF-Indonesia, which has been monitoring attempts to rescue the animals. Officials from the Navy, fisheries ministry and local government deployed teams and worked with residents and NGOs to try to push and tow the stranded whales back out into deeper water. Two of the whales were reportedly injured, while the others risked suffocation and organ failure from being stuck in shallow waters for too long, according to Arman, a veterinarian from the Center for Wildlife Studies at the Syiah Kuala University in Banda Aceh, the provincial capital. Four of the stranded sperm whales died after being stuck for several hours in the shallow waters off the beach. Photo courtesy of WWF-Indonesia. Seven whales were pushed back out into deeper water between Monday evening and early Tuesday morning, according to Whale Stranding Indonesia, a marine mammal conservation organization based in Jakarta, which has also been monitoring the rescue. However, one of them returned to the beach. By Tuesday afternoon, the four stranded whales were dead, according to WWF-Indonesia. We are coordinating with veterinarians to conduct a necropsy on the dead four whales, the NGO said. We are also using drones to monitor the six whales that survived. It is not yet clear why the whales swam

Chile to choose a pedal boat captain* (Luis Casado) "IndyWatch Feed World"

14/11/2017 - The French philosopher Michel Feher has just published a book (Le temps des investis. Essai sur la nouvelle question sociale) in which he analyses the way in which capitalism's centre of gravity has displaced ...


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

- Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 877-646-5347 Good morning, Im still reporting on: David Bossie Blasts Brennans Trump Attack, 1887 Synopsis: John Brennan, former Director the CIA who, while serving as CIA station chief in a certain wealthy nation, converted to a certain group whom I cannot name on this channel lest I face the possibility of a variety of anti-free-speech sanctions, went on CNN and criticized President Trumps comments about Russian President Putin while meeting with foreign leaders overseas. First of all, had private citizen Donald Trump criticized something President Obama said about his talks with a foreign leader while traveling overseas, of course, Brennan would be the first to jump onto the airwaves and talk about the long-standing tradition of not openly criticizing an American president while he was traveling abroad. But, of course, when a non-deep-state president travels, all normal rules of civility are ignored. [insert] David Bossie, former Trump Deputy Campaign Manager, blistered little Mr. Brennans bottom. [insert] I dont know the exact entity for whom Brennan works today, but one thing is for sure, he and his funders are not working to make America great again. Im still reporting from the one-time free speech capitol of the world. Good day. Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: - SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; - PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, Call Tom @ 843-729-7837, website: Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the synd...


Upset Palestinians "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I share with whoever reads this blog a certain war weariness when it comes to the Middle East. In fact, I'm reluctant to blog about the place because it's like a broken record -- has been before I was born and will be after I die. The Israel vs Arab conflict was well underway long before David slew Goliath with a rock launched from a sling (the earliest example of Iron Dome...

Israel acts based on its own interests alone. I don't consider them an ally by choice, but they are an ally by need. Which is better? You can decide.

The Palestinians are upset because they're Palestinians. Nobody can fix that accident of birth.

On 13 November, the Israeli military raised the alert level across the country. The move was a response to threats by the Gaza-based militant group Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). PIJ vowed to avenge the deaths of 12 members who were killed when the Israeli army last month blew up a tunnel under the Gaza-Israel border. Demo-ing a tunnel makes perfect sense. The US needs to demo more drug tunnels under the US/Mexico border because that's how the bulk of hard narcotics and high value people (Middle Easterners and Asians) are smuggled into the USA...but back to Israel.

Commercial Channel 2 TV reported that the Israel Air Force has finished deploying Iron Dome batteries throughout Israel, including in the north and center of the country.

Additional troops have been deployed to the south to reinforce the Gaza Division, which is on alert both to defend the southern communities and for the possibility of an attack.

Israeli official sources declined to state whether Israel had specific information about a PIJ attack. They never do comment, but their behavior in raising vigilance involved high cost physical precautions. Those usually imply a serious and reasonably credible, specific threat.


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

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


Facebook's Billionaire Immortal Overlords, 1885 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

- Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 Good evening, Im still reporting on: Facebook's Billionaire Immortal Overlords, 1885 Synopsis: Good evening, Im still reporting on Big Brother. Sorry, but Ive been on travel for the last 4 days. Have you ever wondered how all the social media titans can be so far left of center that supporting simple, self-governance by we, the people is today seen as an outmoded and destructive cultural fad of the days of yore? Academically, my knee-jerk response was control. Control of the population means maximum profits for them, and some form of slavery for us. I mean, the rule of law was not built for the uber-rich; it was created to protect we, the little people from the tyranny of the uber-rich. The entire concept of representative governance is now threatened by media-approved creations like Antifa and the Deep State ministry of propaganda better known as the NYT, WaPo, CNN-MSNBC axis. Not since the Robber Barrons ruled the East Coast over a century ago, has the rule of law been so completely disregarded as has been the case since the Clintons, Bushs and Obamas came to the Beltway. But understanding how they thought was no more than a theory, unbacked by hard evidence until a few days ago. Last Thursday, the mindset of these noveau-riche, tech-titans was put on shocking display by Tucker Carlson: [insert] For me that answers a lot of questions. And thats why I say that Im still reporting from the one-time free speech capitol of the world. Good day. Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: - SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; - PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, Call Tom @ 843-729-7837, website: Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States po...


Humanity Sealed Its Own Fate: 15,000 Scientists Sign A Doomsday Warning "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Humanity Sealed Its Own Fate: 15,000 Scientists Sign A Doomsday Warning by Mac Slavo SHTFPlan A catastrophic warning about humanitys impending doom was just signed by 15,000 scientists; they all agree that weve already sealed our fate. The signed...

The post Humanity Sealed Its Own Fate: 15,000 Scientists Sign A Doomsday Warning appeared first on The Daily Coin.


Biocapitalism, Corporate Colonialism And Education Policy "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Staff of Education Alchemy - In the last few years a lot of debate has been had over promise and perils of ESSA. Many education advocates argued we must embrace ESSA because it promised to reduce federal choke hold of high stakes standardized testing that was wielded starting with NCLB and ramped up further under Race to the Top. The promise of EESA seemed too good to be true. Why would the same people who devoted decades to dismantling public schools, creating avenues for defacto segregation, and privatizing a public system suddenly want to turn around and do the right thing? ESSA authors (Lamar Alexander) claimed that testing would take a back seat And it has. The argument in support of ESSA was to restore responsibility to state and local leaders what to do about educational decisions. If a state decides to move away from Common Core, they dont have to call Washington and ask permissionthey can just do it. And so many supporters of democratic public education bought in to the hype. Exactly what ARE states deciding to do instead? Those are the details we need to examine, and its vital (if we are really to reclaim public spaces and democracy) that we understand that there is a global paradigmatic shift occurring beyond the scope of what we already think we know or can anticipate. We must broaden our understanding of the end-game.


Turkey and Russia to launch first Nuclear Power Plant in Akkuyu "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Russia and Turkey plan to launch the first reactor at Turkeys Akkuyu nuclear power plant in 2023, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday. Speaking alongside Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, Putin said the Russian state nuclear agency Rosatom would begin work at the Akkuyu site in the near future. Putin and Erdogan met in Sochi,

The post Turkey and Russia to launch first Nuclear Power Plant in Akkuyu appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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Policas han sido abusados, pagan uniformes, hacen mandados y hasta recogen basura "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Aunque la tarea de los policas es prevenir el delito, varios han sido utilizados para realizar labores diferentes como encargos personales de sus jefes o recoger basura y destapar coladeras.Regeneracin, 14 de noviembre de 2017.- La encuesta Qu piensa de la polica?, aplicada a los policas de todos los estados y la cual forma parte []

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Precio del Gas LP aument casi 60%, Pea Nieto prometi que no habra ms aumentos "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Durante el 2017, han aumentado los precios a los consumidores domsticos sin ningn control, a pesar de que Pea Nieto dijo que no habra ms aumentos Regeneracin, 14 de noviembre del 2017.-Los precios del Gas LP han aumentado hasta 60% en los ltimos 10 meses afectando a los hogares mexicanos. Segn datos de la Comisin Reguladora de []

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Mesa 17.3-RC4 Released, Handful Of Blocker Bugs Still Left "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Emil Velikov of Collabora has just announced the fourth weekly release candidate of the upcoming Mesa 17.3...


Live Video Presentation: Grand Jury Resistance : November 21, 8 pm Eastern Time "IndyWatch Feed War"

Resisting the Standing Rock grand jury.

On November 21, at 8 pm Eastern Time, we will broadcast our third live video presentation, in which an experienced legal support worker will explain what grand juries are, how they work, and how to resist themthen answer any questions you have. View the video here on this page or via

This follows up our earlier presentations, An Overview of the J20 Prosecution and The RNC 8, Standing Rock, and J20 Cases.

Over the course of 2017, anarchists and radicals have actively resisted grand juries from Standing Rock to North Carolina. Its vital to learn what a grand jury is and what tools of resistance our communities have against them. This presentation is intended to demystify a legal process that relies on secrecy, paranoia, and suspicion as a means to tear apart communities and resistance movements. One of our strongest weapons against this particular tactic of state repression is knowledgealongside bold acts of solidarity!

Tune in to learn about the grand jury process, its legacy of repression, and how you can support resistance to grand juries.


How Chinas Xi upstaged Trump as the world leader "IndyWatch Feed War"

Deutsche Welle

President Donald Trumps Asia trip was an opportunity for the US to showcase itself as the supreme global power. Instead, President Xi Jinping grabbed the limelight and presented China as the new world leader.

China US, Donald Trump & Xi Jinping in Beijing (Getty Images/T. Peter)

Xi Jinpings extravagant reception of Donald Trump in Beijing last week was a perfect opportunity for Xi to display his vision of establishing China as an economic and geopolitical equal to the US on the world stage.

President Xi has reached a political zenith in the wake of the 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress in October, during which he consolidated control over Chinas ruling elite and saw his political philosophy incorporated into the party constitution.

President Xi currently commands an unrivaled level of political power and he has been dubbed the worlds most powerful man by several western media outlets.

And President Trump seems to agree with this assessment. During his two-day visit to the Chinese capital, Trump played along with the pageantry and pomp that had been laid out by President Xi, calling him a very special man.

Trump also had warm praise for Chinas economic performance and contradicted his previous rhetoric, in which he blasted China for killing the US on trade.

US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping (Reuters/D. Sagolj)Trump called President Xi a very special man

On Thursday, during an appearance with Xi in front of reporters at the Great Hall of the People, Trump said he didnt blame China for a one-sided and unfair trade surplus, placing the blame instead on his predecessors for allowing the out-of-control trade deficit to take place and grow.

After all, who can blame a country for taking advantage of another country for the benefit of its citizens, Trump said. I give them great credit.

Incidentally, US and Chinese firms signed $253 billion (220 billion)...


US Breaks Ground For New Permanent Base In Israel "IndyWatch Feed"

Via Defense News: U.S. and Israeli officers broke ground in Israel on Monday for a permanent U.S. Army base that will house dozens of U.S. soldiers, operating under the American flag, and charged with the mission of defending against rocket and missile attack. The American base, officers in Israel say, will be an independent facility []


Post-9/11 war debt will cost US $8 trillion in interest alone! "IndyWatch Feed World"

The cost of America's global war on terror has yet to be reckoned with, and there's a very good reason for that. By and large, the US has not been paying for all of these wars, but rather has been borrowing to pay for the conflict. In the long run that's going to be expensive. Paying off the war is going to mean not only paying the prices of the conflict but the massive interest accrued in borrowing the cost of those wars.


(Video) Behind Closed Doors, Trump and Putin Discuss the Digital Currency Reset "IndyWatch Feed World"

Published on Nov 13, 2017

BREAKING Following the failure of arranging a formal meeting, Trump & Putin meet without fanfare or reporters! What did they discuss on the fly. Putin revealed it was the Digital Economy. Did they discuss the inner-workings of the currency reset? Heres that info!


Re: CVE-2017-15102: Linux kernel: usb: NULL-deref due to a race condition in [legousbtower] driver "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Brad Spengler on Nov 14

Hi Greg,

We're all aware of your objection, you bring it up every time
anyone mentions Linux kernel security on this list. However,
please remember that all the people contributing on this list are
taking on the responsiblity you and the majority of other upstream
developers have abdicated.

We get it, every time there's some bug mentioned on here that
you've already fixed, you want the entire world to know. Only you...


Mass stranding of 10 sperm whales in Sumatra, Indonesia; 4 die "IndyWatch Feed World"

Four sperm whales were reported to have died Tuesday following a mass stranding on a beach on the northwestern tip of Sumatra, Indonesia. A group of 10 sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) was spotted on Ujong Kareung beach in Aceh province on Monday morning, according to WWF-Indonesia, which has been monitoring attempts to rescue the animals. Officials from the Navy, fisheries ministry and local government deployed teams and worked with residents and NGOs to try to push and tow the stranded whales back out into deeper water. Two of the whales were reportedly injured, while the others risked suffocation and organ failure from being stuck in shallow waters for too long, according to Arman, a veterinarian from the Center for Wildlife Studies at the Syiah Kuala University in Banda Aceh, the provincial capital.


Universalizing Resistance To Attacks On Labor "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Fred Redmond and Charles Derber for Truthout - In the last few months, Richard Trumka, president of the national AFL-CIO, resigned from a key Trump advisory board after Charlottesville; unions nationally are rallying with progressive Democrats to stop Trump's anti-union appointees to the National Labor Relations Board; graduate students at Harvard, Boston College and many universities are fighting to unionize; and Bernie Sanders has introduced a "Medicare for All" bill. This is the beginning of the "universalizing" resistance to the right wing seeking to destroy unions, end social protections, including the Affordable Care Act, and return to a Gilded Age plutocracy. Workers are beleaguered. Wages have been stagnant for 30 years, benefits such as health care are eroding, the middle class is dwindling. The compensation of the average Fortune 500 CEO has ballooned to 347 times that of the average US worker. Workers' hopes to secure the "American dream" are diminishing. Labor unions have shrunk to only 10.7 percent of workers, half the rate of 33 years ago. That decline is a result of unrelenting attacks by right-wing politicians. Wisconsin is a sad example. First Gov. Scott Walker kneecapped public sector unions; then he went after private sector labor organizations.


New security advisory CVE-2017-12624 released for Apache CXF "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Colm O hEigeartaigh on Nov 14

A new security advisory has been released for Apache CXF, that is fixed in
the recent 3.2.1 and 3.1.14 releases:

CVE-2017-12624: Apache CXF web services that process attachments are
vulnerable to Denial of Service (DoS) attacks

The full text of the advisory is available here:



[WATCH] Cop Threatens Young Mother With Arrest at Bus Stop For Not Vaccinating Her Children "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A mother in California was harassed by police and later threatened with arrest for her decision to not vaccinate her child. According To The Infowars Reports :  This is something that literally

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How a Failed Drug War Will Defeat Trumps Afghanistan Adventure "IndyWatch Feed World"

After nine months of confusion, chaos, and cascading tweets, Donald Trumps White House has finally made one thing crystal clear: the U.S. is staying in Afghanistan to fight and so they insist win. The killers need to know they have nowhere to hide, that no place is beyond the reach of American might, said the president in August, trumpeting his virtual declaration of war on the Taliban. Overturning Barack Obamas planned (and stalled) drawdown in Afghanistan, Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced that the Pentagon would send 4,000 more soldiers to fight there, bringing American troop strength to nearly 15,000.

In October, as that new mini-escalation was ramping up, the CIA leaked to the New York Times news of a complementary covert surge with lethal drone strikes and highly experienced Agency paramilitary teams being dispatched to hunt and kill Taliban guerrillas, both ordinary fighters and top officials. This is unforgiving, relentless, intoned CIA Director Mike Pompeo, promising a wave of extrajudicial killings reminiscent of the Agencys notorious Phoenix Program during the Vietnam War. CIA paramilitary officers, reported the Times, will lead Special Forces operatives, both Afghan and American, in expanded counterterrorism operations that, in the past, have been accused of indiscriminately killing Afghan civilians. In short, its game on in Afghanistan.

After 16 years of continuous war in that country, the obvious question is: Does this new campaign have any realistic chance of success, no less victory? To answer that, another question must be asked: How has the Taliban managed to expand in recent years despite intensive U.S. operations and a massive air campaign, as well as the endless and endlessly expensive training of Afghan security forces? After all, the Afghan War is not only the longest in U.S. history, but also one of the largest, peaking at 101,000 American troops in country during President Obamas surge of 2010-2011.


Thinking About the Taliban



BBC WS Newshour Balfour Declaration centenary special part one "IndyWatch Feed War"

Like its Radio 4 counterpart Today, the BBC World Service radio programme Newshour aired a Balfour Declaration centenary special on November 2nd.

A century since the British government letter which endorsed a Jewish homeland. The current Lord Balfour reflects on what drove his ancestor and we hear from a Palestinian and an Israeli.

The first part of that broadcast (from 00:65 here) was introduced by presenter James Menendez using very obvious framing. [emphasis in italics in the original, emphasis in bold added]

Menendez: Well our main story today is events m...


Enough they cried out in Unison ! "IndyWatch Feed World"

The world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, the United Nations says, issuing a plea for help to avoid a catastrophe.

Ten years on and nothing done

20 million starving to death: inside the worst famine since World War.

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Greek Crisis: 400,000 Jobless and 20,000 Homeless


Commission Quarterly Review shows the EU labour market and social situation continues to deteriorate. Greece is among the countries exhibiting the most disappointing data. The Quarterly Review indicates that although member states have continued to implement active labour market policies and measures to reduce the gap between temporary and permanent contracts, wide disparities in employment terms and conditions still remain a challenge within many countries, overall affecting the social coherence in the EU.

The European Commission review, published in the Quarterly EU Employment and Social Situation Review, reveals that the gap between the South and the North is increasing. Unemployment is rising mostly in those countries that have received bailout aid, with more and more young people willing to flee their homelands and go abroad to find better job prospects: among those aged 15-35: 64% Greek, 67% Spanish and Irish and 57% Portuguese.

One of the worst findings of the review is that 400,000 more people have lost their jobs in Greece resulting in a deteriorating quality of life. 660,000 jobs in Spain, 210,000 in Portugal and 180,000 in our neighboring Italy vanished.



Agenda 21/Oklahoma (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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Review: EU GDPR Documentation Toolkit "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) aims to strengthen data protection for all individuals within the EU (citizens and residents). It was adopted in April 2016, and it becomes enforceable from 25 May 2018. With the implementation deadline around the corner, companies all over the world are figuring out how to adapt their systems and processes in order to correctly address compliance requirements. The penalties for non-compliance with the GDPR include fines of up to More


The Ecological Indian and the History of Environmental Ideas "IndyWatch Feed War"

A guest post from Phillip Conway, who a PhD candidate in the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University. His thesis is titled The Historical Ontology of Environment: From the Unity of Nature to the Birth of Geopolitics. He blogs at Circling Squares and micro-blogs @PhilipRConway.

Cosmological questioning

But what about indigenous cosmologies? This kind of question is becoming more and more common in debates in International Relations, human geography and other fields. Whether articulated in terms of decolonisation, worlding, ontology, lifeways, cosmopolitics or pluriversality (other terminologies are available), there is a strong and growing conviction that making space for modes of collective existence beyond, besides and despite the hegemonic naturalism of the West is a pressing intellectual and political priority.

Indeed, this is a question that I am asked (and ask myself) on a regular basis. However, it is a more conceptually, ethically and politically complicated question than it may first appear. This essay explores some of these complications in relation to the research project that I am currently embarked upon  namely, a history of how environment became a conceptual commonplace of Euro-American scientific, literary and political conversation by around about 1910.

The project investigates how this everyday expression  environment came to be taken for granted and, more to the point, what this tells us about the ways in which we think (or dont think) about ourselves, the world around us and, in short, how our conceptions contrive to carve things up (and stitch them back together).

The we and us here, of course, come with a caveat. Plural pronouns do not designate a straightforwardly pre-existing collective but rather actively distinguish between those they encompass and those they do not. Any such act of distinction therefore requires care and open-endedness. Accordingly, the expression environment, and the convocation of concepts that comes with it, can in no way be taken as universal (and this is why its history can be written). However, it is, nevertheless, an expansive and, for much of the world, almost omnipresent part of the semantic and symbolic fabric of our contemporary political condition. It must, therefore, be understood in both its expansiveness and its specificity.


Democrat Arrested for Texting Photos of His Genitals and Creepy Stalking of Woman in New Mexico (Video) "IndyWatch Feed"

Democrat David Alcon is running for the open Second District Congressional Seat in New Mexico.

Alcon was arrested on November 10 after he stalked a woman he met at a Halloween party and stalked her for several days.

The Democrat was arrested after texting photos of his genitals and telling her he was outside of her apartment.

KRQE reported:

Nearly two weeks after an arrest warrant was issued for a New Mexico man running for Congress, police found him at an Albuquerque apartment complex.

What hes been doing since the warrant was issued out of Santa Fe, is a mystery.

Democrat David Alcon is running for the states open District 2 Congressional Seat. Now, hes behind bars for allegedly stalking a woman in Santa Fe.

A woman attending a Halloween party on October 28 at a hotel in Santa Fe said she started receiving persistent texts from Alcon some suggesting that he was watching her, other messages professing his love for her, and one picture of his genitals.

Later that night, the woman said Alcon texted her again, that he was outside her apartment.

A warrant for Alcons arrest was issued on October 30. Now, rather than turning himself into Santa Fe police, Alcon was arrested Friday in Albuquerque.



Just another company boss "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Trouble for Tesla and Elon Musk: workers are complaining about racist coworkers, and agitating for a union.

Jose Moranwho claimed to be an employee at the Fremont factorywrote a scathing critique of the facility and his employer, alleging excessive mandatory overtime and low wages. He said that he and other employees were considering unionizing and had reached out to UAW for help.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk told our sister site Gizmodo that Moran was paid by UAW to join Tesla and agitate for the union.

And what is wrong with that? If conditions are unjust, then rallying workers to form a union is exactly the right thing to do (also, even if conditions are relatively just, forming a union to give workers a voice is also exactly the right thing to do. You are never wrong to form a workers union.)

But now the story going around is that Musk has fired some of those rabble-rousers for urging unionizing. That makes him a 19th century villain in my book.

But worseyou know those complaints about coworkers freely throwing around racial slurs? Musk has a suggestion for dealing with that, too.

Part of not being a huge jerk is considering how someone might feel who is part of [a] historically less represented group, Musk wrote in the email. Sometimes these things happen unintentionally, in which case you should apologize. In fairness, if someone is a jerk to you, but sincerely apologizes, it is important to be thick-skinned and accept that apology.


Different suggestion: if you discover that youve got racists working for you who are disrupting the other workers, fire the racists. Its that simple. If youre able to fire people for union activities, you must have the power to fire people for naked bigotry. Why arent you?


22 men indicted for illicit sex from minors in Brentwood human trafficking operation "IndyWatch Feed World"

An undercover human trafficking operation conducted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Brentwood Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations, and the office of 21st District Attorney General Kim Helper has resulted in mostly felony indictments for 22 men in a targeted effort to identify individuals attempting to purchase illicit sex from minors. "Yet again, our collaborative effort proves human trafficking is happening every day in communities across Tennessee," said Jason Locke, Deputy Director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. "For years, our state has led the way in fighting this injustice, and we won't stop doing whatever we can to send the message that it has to stop." During the first three days of the operation in early October, two female TBI Agents posed as individuals offering sex on During the course of the resulting text or phone conversations, the Agents identified themselves as 14 and 16 years old. Those who were undeterred and still traveled to the location to meet for the purpose of illicit sex included a computer programmer, automotive engineer, construction worker, and a chef.


Israels Foreign Agents Are Not Required To Register "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Israels Foreign Agents Are Not Required To Register Under the Foreign Agents Registration Act

RT, a news organization, has been forced by Washington to register as a foreign agent. But the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, a real foreign agent, is a US tax-exempt public foundation that raises money in the US for the Israeli military.

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Russia could target any foreign media under new law "IndyWatch Feed War"


AFP/File | Russia Today has registered as a foreign agent in the US

MOSCOW (AFP)  Russia would be able to list any foreign media outlet as a foreign agent under new measures expected to be approved Wednesday, a lawmaker said, as Moscow responds to US pressure on the Kremlin-backed RT channel.

The move comes as Washington fights what it calls a barrage of fake news from Russian media and online outlets aimed at interfering in US domestic politics.

Parliament is set to approve a set of amendments to an existing media bill Wednesday, meaning they could go into force as early as next week, deputy speaker of Russias lower house of parliament Pyotr Tolstoy told Rossiya 24 channel.

(The law) gives the relevant government institution the opportunity to classify media outlets that receive money from abroad as foreign agents, he said, when asked which outlets are likely to be put on the list first.

Most likely the list will be maintained by the ministry of justice, which already keeps a similar database of non-governmental organisations which have been designated as foreign agents.

The bill is a tit-for-tat response to Washingtons move to register T&R Productions LLC, a corporation which operates US studios of state channel RT, as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

Asked to clarify exactly who could be listed as a foreign agent in Russia, Tolstoy said these are media outlets that receive money from foreign governments regardless of their ownership structure.

TASS news agency however published details of more sweeping amendments, according to which the measures could apply to any media outlets receiving money from international and foreign organisations, foreign citizens.

Tolstoy said outlets that are put on the list will be subject to similar treatment as foreign agent NGOs under the law that was adopted in 2012.

Such media will have to file the relevant reports and most likely mark its product, he said.

The law applying to NGOs forced many organisations to close.

Others have complained that government institutions refuse to work with them following the acquisition of the foreign agent label, which in Russia is akin to being branded a spy.




Climate Activists Arrested Deploying 3-Story Banner At JPMorgan HQ "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Staff of RAN - NEW YORK This morning, activists from Rainforest Action Network (RAN) dropped a 35 ft. banner from the headquarters of JPMorgan Chase to protest the banks investments in extreme fossil fuels, particularly tar sands oil. According to a recent report from RAN, JPMorgan Chase is the top U.S. funder of tar sands oil one of the dirtiest fossil fuels on the planet due to the immense volume of deforestation, environmental impacts and increased greenhouse gas emissions from the point of extraction to refining to burning. Tar sands oil produces 20%more greenhouse gases than conventional oil. As NASA Scientist James Hansen famously said, further expansion of tar sands oil means game over for the climate. Despite the disastrous impacts of tar sands oil, JPMorgan Chase is actually ramping up its investments in the sector. The bank has poured nearly $2B into tar sands in the first three quarters of 2017 alone already a 17% uptick from 2016. This includes funding for pipelines that slice through Indigenous lands, trample on human rights, and threaten clean water. JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon talks a big game when it comes to addressing climate change, said Tess Geyer, an organizer with Rainforest Action Network.


Israel is seeking a 'leadership role' of the Sunni bloc as it agitates for war with Iran "IndyWatch Feed World"

Leaked cable shows Israel told diplomats to support Saudi Arabia's war of words with Iran and Lebanese group Hezbollah Israel has instructed its overseas embassies to lobby their respective host countries in support of Saudi Arabia and its apparent efforts to destabilise Lebanon, a recently leaked diplomatic cable shows. The cable appears to be the first formal confirmation of rumors that Israel and Saudi Arabia are colluding to stoke tensions in the region. Sent by the Israeli foreign ministry and disclosed by Israel's Channel 10 news this week, the cable demanded that diplomats stress Iran and Hezbollah's engagement in "regional subversion". Comment: See: Leaked Israeli diplomatic cable reveals Saudi-Israeli plans to provoke war with Iran and demonize Hezbollah That closely echoes accusations Riyadh leveled against Tehran and the Lebanese faction in recent days. Analysts have noted that diplomatic moves by Israel to intervene directly in a seemingly internal Arab matter are "very rare".


Fall Colours 2. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

From Charly, click for full size! All so beautiful, but I especially like the fourth, so vivid.

Charly, all rights reserved.


Message to the Saker Community about Great October Socialist Revolution "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Dear friends, I have been getting a lot of requests to express my views about the event which was officially known as the Great October Socialist Revolution.  All over the


Making a Moon Base With Artemis Author Andy Weir "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Martian author Andy Weir discussed his newest book, Artemis, with


Someone hacked N. Korean Radio Station to Play The Final Countdown "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

By Waqas

Its just another day with just another radio station transmission

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Path to peace between Pakistan, India passes through Kashmir "IndyWatch Feed War"

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November 14, 2017

ISLAMBABAD: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat on Tuesday said Kashmir issues still remains a flash point for a nuclear war between Pakistan and India.

Speaking at an international Conference, the CJCSC said the path to relations between Islamabad and New Delhi passes through Kashmir. There is no bypass, said he.

Criticizing Indias international ambitions, the general said New Delhi policies are becoming a cause of instability in South Asia.

He stressed the need to take into consideration strategic, economic and political affairs of  South Asia.

He said the political and strategic  issues in South Asia were intensifying disputes in the region, adding Pakistan would maintain  strategic balance and equilibrium in the field of conventional weapons because imbalance always gives birth to disputes.

He said the struggle to become guaranteer of peace in the region holds strategic significance.

Commenting on the situation in Afghanistan, he said the war stricken country was an important region between South Asia and Central Asia. He said Islamabad supports a peaceful Afghanistan.

He said South Asia is being destabilized through non-state elements whole and instability in Afghanistan was harmful for the region .

Pointing towards weak  governance  in Afghanistan and fragile peace process in the country, he said Pakistan was paying a heavy price for instability in Afghanistan.

Highlighting Kashmir issue, he said lasting peace was not possible in South Asia without resolving the issue of Kashmir. Pakistan wants resolution of Kashmir and Afghan issues. We want similar progress on all the issues.

He said Pakistan was aware of its responsibilities without ignoring its defence. Pakistan will maintain minimum nuclear capability considering  the circumstances.

Commenting on rapidly growing extremism in India, General Zubair said India has turned into extremist state.

He said India continues its sub conventional war against Pakistan and New Delhis Surgical strike mantra  was an important example in this regard.

The Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee said India has committed over 1200 ceasefire violations in which 1000 Pakistani civilians and 300 soldiers lost their lives. This Indian behavior can turn into a big war, he warned.

He also accused India of carrying out terror activities in Pakistan through Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and Baloch separatis...


Bizarre sounds heard in Louisiana sky "IndyWatch Feed World"

Strange sounds from sky November 4, 2017:


29 states pass a gag order on local seed laws, in favor of big agriculture "IndyWatch Feed World"

States like Oregon, California, Texas, Montana and Iowa just simultaneously nuked the ability to have seed laws. Claws of Big Ag found puppeteering legislators. With little to no fanfare at all, the states passed "seed preemption laws" that essentially shut down public discourse on seeds laws - including the use of genetically engineered crops. There is consternation that the move was "designed to block counties and cities from adopting their own rules on the use of seeds, including bans on GMOs" since in many parts of the country those crucial decisions are only the state's to make. Kristina Hubbard, director of advocacy and communications at the Organic Seed Alliance stated:


Transracial Florida Man Born White Feels Like He Is Filipino "IndyWatch Feed"

Just a tad confused. Via WTSP: Riding in a flamboyant purple vehicle, Ja Du shows up to a coffee shop to open up about his new identity. Ja Du, born a white male named Adam, now considers himself a Filipino. Turns out the purple ride he drives around in is called a Tuk Tuk, an []


Indonesian Instagrammer Faces Prison Time for Meme "IndyWatch Feed World"

(HRW)  Dyann Kemala Arrizzqis Instagram feed is filled with her travel photos, demonstrations of her prowess at traditional Balinese dance poses, and wry memes. But now the content of her Instagram feed may get her sent to an Indonesian prison.

Thats because police in Jakarta arrested her last week for posting an Instagram meme in September that purportedly violates the defamation article of Indonesias Internet Law and the Criminal Code, which allows for prosecution under criteria including ruining ones good name. The meme in question was a photoshopped picture of Setya Novanto, the speaker of Indonesias House of Representatives and chairman of the powerful Golkar party, showing him in a hospital bed hooked up to a respirator and heart monitor.

The Novanto meme is one of several that have circulated on social media in Indonesia that publicly ridicule the speakers reaction to corruption allegations leveled against him involving a massive graft case concerning US$175 million of lost state revenues. Suggesting that Novanto was unfit to be the target of the corruption probe, Golkar circulated a photo of him in a hospital bed suffering from apparent heart and kidney problems. That initial image has now sparked a host of copycat memes mocking the speaker.

Although a Jakarta court dismissed the corruption charges against Novanto last month, he has continued to respond to these memes by reporting a total of 68 Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter account holders for criminal defamation, including Arrizzqi. If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of four years in prison. Police have yet to file charges against other individuals who Novanto has reported.



Aus den Schaltzentralen der europischen Macht: Yanis Varoufakis erzhlt Die ganze Geschichte video DAS ERSTE-ARD "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Als griechischer Finanzminister lste Yanis Varoufakis 2015 eine der spektakulrsten und kontroversesten Auseinandersetzungen der jngsten politischen Geschichte aus, als er versuchte, die Beziehung seines Landes mit der EU neu zu verhandeln. Trotz massiver Untersttzung, nicht nur in der griechischen Bevlkerung, sondern auch in der Obama-Administration, bei konservativen britischen konomen, bei Emmanuel Macron, der damals noch franzsischer Finanzminister war und sogar bei Christine Lagarde, der Chefin des IWF, hat sich Varoufakis mit seinen Analysen und Konzepten nicht durchsetzen knnen. Dabei sind sie, bei aller Komplexitt, bestechend logisch und einfach.

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Stattdessen blieb das Image eines RocknRollers, der sich auf der politischen Bhne verirrt hatte. Er, der Wirtschaftsmathematiker und Spieltheoretiker, wurde als Zocker hingestellt, der vom politischen Geschft keine Ahnung habe ein Linker, der mit seinen schnen theoretischen Ideen sptestens an Wolfgang Schuble scheitert und sein Land nur tiefer in die Schuldenkrise gerissen habe. Nun legt Yanis Varoufakis einen spannend geschriebenen 500-Seiten Bericht ber diese Zeit vor, ein Protokoll der EU-Krisenpolitik aus intimster Nhe, wrtlich aufgezeichnet mittendrin im Zentrum der politischen Macht.

Zig Milliarden fr ein bankrottes Land

Was passiert mit unserem Kontinent? Was wird aus Europa? Wir besuchen den grten Anhnger der Europischen Union. Und den schrfsten Kritiker ihrer fehlerhaften Konstruktion. Yanis Varoufakis hat einen Politthriller geschrieben, ein einzigartiges Zeitdokument aus dem innersten Zentrum der europischen Macht. Ich kann Ihnen versichern, wenn ich unterschrieben htte auf der gepunkteten Linie und mehr genommen htte von Euren Milliarden, dann wre ich sofort wahrgenommen worden als verantwortungsvoller Finanzminister, der es hinkriegt, seine theoretischen Vorlieben zu berwinden und wre mit Respekt behandelt worden, sagt er.

Er fand es wahnsinnig, zig Milliarden neue Schulden zu machen, die sein Land nie wrde zurckzahlen knnen. Sein Land sei bankrott, hatte er gesagt, und das sollte die EU anerkennen.

Ein Spiel, das nur Verlierer produziert

Gerade ist sein Buch in Griechenland erschienen. Zur Prsentation kommt der bedeutendste Filmregisseur des Landes, die Kinolegende Costa Gavras. Er will Varoufakis Whistleblower-Bericht verfilmen. In dem alle nur das Beste wollten, am Ende aber ein...


Fedora 27 released "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Fedora 27 release is now available. "The Workstation edition of Fedora 27 features GNOME 3.26. In the new release, both the Display and Network configuration panels have been updated, along with the overall Settings panel appearance improvement. The system search now shows more results at once, including the system actions. GNOME 3.26 also features color emoji support, folder sharing in Boxes, and numerous improvements in the Builder IDE tool."


Are Delays in Prosecuting Mueller, Hillary, and Podesta by Sessions the Greatest Legal Travesty in US History? "IndyWatch Feed"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

Yesterday it was reported by the far left Washing Post that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering a special counsel to investigate the Clintons and the Clinton Foundation

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is entertaining the idea of appointing a second special counsel to investigate a host of Republican concerns including alleged wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation and the controversial sale of a uranium company to Russia and has directed senior federal prosecutors to explore at least some of the matters and report back to him and his top deputy, according to a letter obtained by The Washington Post.

Its outrageous that after nearly a year in office AG Sessions is now considering an investigation into the Clinton Foundation and the approval of the sale of US uranium to Russia by Hillary Clinton and the Obama Administration.

The fact that Congress asked the Justice Department to look into the many corrupt and criminal actions of the Clintons and the Obama Administration and that we are just finding out now that Sessions is looking into these issues is appalling.

What took Sessions so long?  Is he even serious about looking into these crimes?  Americans have known for years that the Clinton Foundation and the Obama Administration were criminal and corrupt institutions.

The list of the many criminal and corrupt actions over the Obama years is long and extensive.  But the sale of 20% of US uranium to Russia was one of the most corrupt actions of all the many deals made by Obama and the Clintons.

Bill and Hillary Clinton created the Clinton Foundation after the Bill Clinton Presidency. It was set up under the ruse that it was a charity but it has been nothing close to that.  The Foundation is used by the Clintons as a pay for play operation where bribes to the Clintons or the Foundation are reimbursed in the form of political favors.

The ultraliberal...


1,700 Scientists Issue Dire Warning To Humanity "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Staff of BioScience - Twenty-five years ago, the Union of Concerned Scientists and more than 1700 independent scientists, including the majority of living Nobel laureates in the sciences, penned the 1992 World Scientists Warning to Humanity (see supplemental file S1). These concerned professionals called on humankind to curtail environmental destruction and cautioned that a great change in our stewardship of the Earth and the life on it is required, if vast human misery is to be avoided. In their manifesto, they showed that humans were on a collision course with the natural world. They expressed concern about current, impending, or potential damage on planet Earth involving ozone depletion, freshwater availability, marine life depletion, ocean dead zones, forest loss, biodiversity destruction, climate change, and continued human population growth. They proclaimed that fundamental changes were urgently needed to avoid the consequences our present course would bring. The authors of the 1992 declaration feared that humanity was pushing Earth's ecosystems beyond their capacities to support the web of life. They described how we are fast approaching many of the limits of what the biosphere can tolerate without substantial and irreversible harm.


Fedora 27 Debuts With GNOME 3.26 Powered Workstation Spin, Modular Server Coming "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

It's arriving only two weeks late but today marks the official debut of Fedora 27 as the latest major update for this Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution...


Year end tax season and precious metals "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Year end tax season and precious metals by Bill Holter Miles Franklin We are now close to the end of the year where people adjust portfolios with taxes in mind. For securities there is a wash rule provision not...

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KTechLab Microcontroller/Electronics IDE Ported To KDE4/Qt4 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The KTechLab integrated development environment for electronics and microcontrollers no longer depends upon the vintage KDE3 and Qt3 libraries but has been ported to KDE4/Qt4...


Tips for an Information Security Analyst/Pentester career - An overview of the series "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

My good buddy Claus Cramon Houmann with Peerlyst asked me to list all the posts I've published so far in this series.

I've pusblished this post on Peerlyst first and then I thought it would be a good idea  to do the same for my blog, as I republished the same posts on peerlyst.

This way, my readers can, if they like to, follow this series on both platforms.
Of , I'll keep this list and add links to newer posts, as I keep publishing them.
I knew I had a bunch of things to say when I started this series of posts (that's what I decided to start a series, by the way) but I didn't expect I'd be on a roll like that, though my plate is always full (3 months' study for Security+, in addition to my work as a translator and to other side projects)
I want to thank each and every one of you for the invaluable , contribution and recognition I had from the community so far, which allowed me to constantly improve the of these posts.
They wouldn't be any good without this type of I had from you guys, which kept me on my toes and forced me to constantly keep tabs on my work.


Impunidad perenne "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

El pacto social alcanz su etapa ms avanzada en las constituciones modernas, en la cuales se encuentra sustentado el Estado democrtico de derecho.

A travs del pacto, los individuos cedieron parte de sus derechos a un ente superior, que desde entonces, detenta el monopolio de la fuerza y el poder punitivo.

El monopolio de la fuerza, es ejercido por el Estado a travs de las corporaciones policacas que tienen a su cargo la seguridad pblica y la prevencin de los delitos; las funciones desempeadas por las fuerzas estatales tienen como objetivos, entre otros, el resguardar los derechos humanos (propiedad, vida, integridad fsica, etctera) de los ciudadanos.

La centralizacin del poder punitivo que ejerce el Estado se basa en dos pilares fundamentales, la procuracin y la administracin de justicia.

La primera es ejercida por el ministerio pblico y/o fiscal, a cargo de la investigacin de los delitos mediante la polica especializada, la cual puede recurrir a todos los medios permitidos por la ley.

En la conduccin de la investigacin, el fiscal tiene la obligacin de ajustar su actuacin al principio de legalidad, respetando los derechos de presuncin de inocencia, debido proceso y defensa adecuada de los probables responsables, y el derecho al debido proceso y defensa adecuada en el caso de las vctimas.

La administracin de justicia es realizada por tribunales previamente constituidos, presididos por juzgadores imparciales que cumplen sus actividades jurisdiccionales sin ningn tipo de interferencia estatal o fctica que ponga en riesgo su independencia, los jueces deben tener un alto grado de profesionalismo, apegando su actuacin al principio de legalidad .

Para que la procuracin y la administracin de justicia cumplan con sus objetivos, el Estado tiene la obligacin de organizar todo el aparato institucional, para que el correcto ejercicio del poder punitivo permita garantizar que ninguna conducta delictiva quede sin castigo.



Top 5 Top Veterans Stories in Todays News Nov. 14, 2017 - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

We encourage you to browse our list so that you can take what you want and keep what you need.



A woman named Beverly Young Nelson has accused Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was sixteen and he was a regular customer at the restaurant where she worked. Nelson announced this yesterday at a news conference with her lawyer, Gloria Allred. As evidence that she knew Moore, she displayed a high school yearbook with an inscription from Moore.

The Trumpist blog Gateway Pundit has declared the inscription a fraud, based on the expert observations of ... um, a flamethrower expert.

GP's Joshua Caplan writes:

Known for his insightful take on politics, journalist and author Thomas Wictor believes Judge Roy Moores signature in Gloria Allred accuser Beverly Young Nelsons yearbook is a forgery.

The sevens in 1977 to the right of Christmas, are very different from the sevens in the date (12-22-77) above Old Hickory House.

Look at the two versions of the number 7, tweeted Wictor.

12-22-77 and Olde Hickory House were written by a different person, he added.
Do you see a noticeable difference between the two sets of 7's? I don't, but that must be because I'm blinded by FAKE NEWS!!!
Next, Wictor points out the R and y in Roy, are not written the same way.

The inflection of the Y is more pronounced in Moore signature as Chief Justice. The R is noticeably longer in the signature of Chief Justice, as well....

I have a voter registration card I signed in 1991. There's a copy of my 1991 signature in the big book at my precinct whenever I vote. When I sign that book, does my signature look similar decades later? Yes. Does it match exactly? No. I'm a human being. My writing stays the same, but there are slight variations. Certain bits of muscle memory have altered over the years.

What else?
In addition...


Tips for an Information Security Analyst/Pentester career - Ep. 35 - Metasploit: auxiliary and check "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Auxiliary modules 

Metasploit has auxiliary modules, as well, that contain also network scanners, buzzers and denial of service modules.

Auxiliary modules also provide vulnerability scanning functionalities.

Our Nmap scan showed the FTP server on our Ubuntu target machine allowed anonymous login.

We can check if this vulnerability can be exploited by using an auxiliary module, auxiliary/scanner/ftp/anonymous.

This vulnerability is confirmed by our scan.

Using Metasploit this way gives us a great advantage: instead of having to materially exploit the system, we can check right away if a specific exploit would be successful.

Check functionality

Some exploits provide you with the check functionality, which is alike the auxiliary module we saw before.

Once we setup an exploit as we normally do with Metasploit, we can check if our target is potentially vulnerable to it, without having to materially attack the system.

As an example of an exploit supporting it, I chose a very well-known one, MS-08_067 netapi.

After setting up its options as usual, we can use check to verify if your target is vulnerable.

It turns out our XP machine isn't exploitable.

That's the reason why this exploit didn't work in the previous video.


Vanguards Incoming CEO Tim Buckley EBI Highlights "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

We had Vanguards incoming CEO Tim Buckley do a Q&A at the Evidence Based Investing conference earlier this month in NYC. On January 1, 2018, Buckley takes over as Vanguard Groups fourth chief executive. Here is Joe DiStefano of the Philadelphia Enquirer, with his highlights of Buckleys Q&A: The company is red-hot, adding $1 billion a day

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Alan Greenspan: Physical Gold Ray Dalio: Paper Gold "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Alan Greenspan: Physical Gold Ray Dalio: Paper Gold by Rory The Daily Coin It has been stated many times over that gold is part of the monetary system but it is just not used in everyday global transactions....

The post Alan Greenspan: Physical Gold Ray Dalio: Paper Gold appeared first on The Daily Coin.


Cuba: The forgotten Escambray "IndyWatch Feed War"

Mary OGrady writes about A Soviet Cleansing in Cuba.The Russians used their experience at home to annihilate dissident peasants. Most Americans have never heard of the anti-Castro uprising in Cubas Escambray Mountains, which began in 1959 and took Fidel and the Soviet Union six years to put down. At the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik []


Why is the Perfect 10 So Hard to Find and Keep? "IndyWatch Feed"

This is a guest post by Kid Strangelove. Kid originally published this article at his own blog on November 3, 2010, but he deleted the site a while ago so he could focus on other projects. He asked me if Id be willing to re-post some of his articles on my blog and I said yes.

During my last search session on, I was browsing through profiles of girls that were currently logged on, laughing at the fact that only big girlsor girls that have yet to figure out how to turn off their on-site instant messaginghad the IM Me now feature enabled.



But then I noticed a girl that Id previously messaged but never got a reply from. Her profile was amazing: she was young, had several bikini pictures handy to prove shes not a secret fatty, said she liked cooking, claimed she was old school in her dating ways, spoke three languages, and topped it off with a poem. She was about as un-generic as you can get, and my type of girl, going by her profile. So I messaged her, not expecting anything in return (Im pretty sure that Ive never gotten an IM reply on that web site) but not wanting her to pass me by either.

Before I knew it, we were talking. Before I knew it, we were on the phone. And before I knew it, she was sitting next to me the next evening as we were drinking.

Thats when you know youre out on a date with a beautiful girl: your eyes are fixed, not wandering. The only thing your eyes see is how other guys there are trying way harder with girls that are so inferior. As we talked, she was sounding more impressive with every single thing she said. From her beliefs about life, family, and the like, she was getting more attractive to me with every passing second. I rarely say this, but I was smitten.

But then, a few drinks in, it all became clear. I wasnt myself. I wasnt my normal uber-confident, quick-witted, attractive self. My abundance mentality, my belief that...


Ryan-Trump Tax Bill Reorders America's National Priorities-- National Suicide "IndyWatch Feed"

Most discussion of the Ryan/Trump tax bill is about how it will, overt time, raise taxes on the middle class to transfer immense wealth to the very wealthy. But there's a lot more in the details, scores of details that need to be addressed. Education is one. This is an incredibly anti-education document. And education is, after all, our country's future-- something Trump and Ryan have ever evidenced any interest in whatsoever. Higher education takes it in the neck from the bill... and all to make the very rich very much richer. Ryan's bill slashes university resources , reduces financial aid for poorer students and is likely to devastate American research. Ryan's bill is far worse than the Senate's but both are absolutely anti-education.

Ryan and Trump are eager to abolish the estate tax and both think it's fabulous to pay for that by putting new taxes on the endowments of private colleges and tuition waivers for graduate, while eliminating the deduction for interest on student loans. This is how today's Republican Party orders its priorities. It's not just disgraceful; it's mind-boggling. The House Ways and Means Committee's own analysis estimates that Ryan and Trump are increasing the cost to students attending college by more than $65 billion over the next decade. Is that the direction this country wants to move-- making it harder and harder for kids from poor and middle class homes to use education for traditional American social and economic mobility? And all to make their campaign contributors wealthier? This is insane and very dangerous for the country's future.

The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students promoted a mass phone call event Nov. 8 to call elected officials to oppose the plan.
Under current tax law, graduate students who work for a university as research and teaching assistants do not have to consider any tuition benefits they receive as income, Sarah Poggione, associate professor and chair for the department of political science, said in an email. Under the new plan, these tuition benefits would be taxable income.

...Nationally, about 55...


Fossil Fuel Emissions Set To Hit All-Time High In 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Alexander C. Kaufman for The Huffington Post - Global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels are surging again after staying flat for three years, climate scientists reported on Monday, a sign that efforts to rein in planet-warming gases still have a long way to go. Emissions from fossil fuels and industrial uses are projected to grow 2 percent this year, reaching 41 billion tons by the end of 2017, according to the report presented at the United Nations climate summit in Bonn, Germany. The increase was predicted to continue in 2018. Total greenhouse gas emissions remained level, at about 36 billion tons per year from 2014 to 2016, even as the global economy grew, which suggested carbon dioxide emissions had crested with the rise of renewable electricity sources and improved fuel efficiency standards. But emissions from fossil fuels will hit 37 billion tons this year, a report from the Global Carbon Project finds. The report draws from three papers in the journals Nature Climate Change, Environmental Research Letters and Earth System Science Data Discussions. This is very disappointing, Corinne Le Qur, director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia, said in a statement. We need to reach a peak in global emissions in the next few years and drive emissions down rapidly afterwards to address climate change and limit its impacts.


Missing 411: Alabama 3-year-old found after local hero drives 2 hours to search for her "IndyWatch Feed World"

An Alabama man was dubbed a hero after he traveled two hours to search for a missing 3-year-old girl he found in the woods Friday. Eric Gilbreath, 37, of Cullman told WHNT that when he heard Serenity Dawn Sanders went missing Thursday his heart "just fell out on the floor." Gilbreath knew the little girl personally because his son and Serenity have the same mother. The toddler vanished after the girl's mother left her outside for a moment with their new puppy, The Cullman Tribune reported. When the woman returned outside, the puppy and Serenity were gone.


US House Judiciary Committee Hearing With AG Jeff Sessions; The Failure Of Plausible Deniability; Sessions In The Hands Of Angry House Members Letter "IndyWatch Feed"

US House Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General Sessions this morning DC time:

Plausible deniability is the ability of people (typically senior officials in a formal or informal chain of command) to denyknowledge of or responsibility for any damnable actions committed by others in an organizational hierarchy because of a lack of evidence that can confirm their participation, even if they were personally involved in or at least willfully ignorant of the actions One aspect of the Watergate crisis is the repeated failure of the doctrine of plausible deniability, which the administration repeatedly attempted to use to stop the scandal affecting President Richard Nixon and his aides...


Suspenden orden de aprehensin contra rector de la UAEM "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

De acuerdo con lo establecido por el abogado, el rector y su esposa compareceran ante las autoridades, luego de que este amparo fuera otorgado ya que esto les permitira librar el proceso en libertad al tratarse de un delito no graveRegeneracin, 14 de noviembre del 2017.-El Juzgado Cuarto de Distrito con sede en Cuernavaca otorg []

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More #FakeNews: CBS Suddenly Concerned About Deficits Under Trump But Ignored Obamas Deficits That Were Three Times Larger "IndyWatch Feed"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

After eight years of the Obama Administrations largest deficits in US and world history, CBS News is suddenly concerned about deficits!

Under President Obama the amount of US Debt increased by nearly $10 trillion and doubled that of all prior Presidents combined, yet CBS said nothing.  Crickets Now the far left media firm is concerned about US Debt? 

In a piece yesterday CBS reported

The Treasury Department reported Monday that the October deficit was 37.9 percent higher than the $45.8 billion deficit recorded in October 2016.

Both government receipts and spending were up for the month, with receipts climbing 14.3 percent to $235.3 billion, a record for the month of October. The larger spending figure was up a sizable 11.6 percent to $298.6 billion.

The deficit for the 2017 budget year, which ended on Sept. 30, totaled $666 billion, up 13.7 percent from a 2016 deficit of $586 billion.

This is all politics.  CBS could give a damn!

What CBS neglects to mention is that President Obama increased the US debt by nearly $10 trillion.

When President Trump was inaugurated on January 20, 2017 the amount of US Federal Debt owed both externally and internally was over $19 Trillion at $19,947,304,555,212.  Today the amount of US Debt stands at over $20 Trillion. President Trump has increased the US Debt by $520 billion or 2.6%.

What the mainstream media (MSM) is not telling you is President Trumps efforts to minimize the US Debt are hindered by the fact that the debt today is twice the size of the US debt when Obama took office, which results in twice the amount of interest on the debt payable each month.  This amo...


Evidence mounts that plague outbreak in Africa is an engineered depopulation bioweapon "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Thousands of people have been infected and over 143 are now reported dead from the plague outbreak thats now threatening Africa, reports the UK Daily Mail. Health officials are unsure how this years outbreak began, reports the paper. Experts warn the disease spreads quicker in heavily populated areas.

Isnt it interesting that just as Prince William is calling for urgent depopulation efforts in Africa, we suddenly have the rapid spread of the plague from unknown origins? As Natural News previously reported, Prince William appears to be pushing for depopulation efforts across Africa in the name of environmentalism:

Africas rapidly growing human population is predicted to more than double by 2050 a staggering increase of three and a half million people per month, Prince William explained during a recent event hosted by the Tusk Trust, a charity that is committed to protecting African wildlife.

According to The Telegraph, Prince William continued, Urbanization, infrastructure development, cultivation all good things in themselves, but they will have a terrible impact unless we begin to plan and to take measures now.

Want to eliminate blacks? Just release a weaponized disease strain and blame Mother Nature

Whats the quickest and easiest way for globalists to eliminate targeted human populations? Release a weaponized infectious disease and let it spread from city to city while using the outbreak to strengthen government funding of the vaccine and pharmaceutical industries. This, of course, is a form of medical genocide.

Yet as weve repeatedly seen, vaccines and pharmaceuticals are now confirmed to be routinely used to reduce targeted populations rather than save lives. Just last week, for example, a bombshell science paper was released that documents the covert infertility chemical being spiked into W.H.O. vaccines administered in African nations. From

[A] bombshell science paper has emerged that confirms the use of covert sterilization chemicals in World Health Organization vaccines deployed in Africa. Entitled, HCG Found in WHO Tetanus Vaccine in Kenya Raises Concern in the Devel...


PhD: Small Desks Cause Hostile Environment For Fat Students "IndyWatch Feed"

No problems with the tables in the cafeteria. Via Campus Reform: The executive director of a research institute at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte (UNCC) recently argued that small desks cause a hostile physical environment to fat students. Heather Brown, who heads the Women and Girls Research Alliance at UNCC, published an article in the []


Israeli arms firm investigated over live drone test on Armenian soldiers "IndyWatch Feed War"


Azerbaijan is one of the biggest recipients of Israeli weapons


Osage Nation Congressman Otto Hamilton Announces Candidacy for Assistant Chief of Osage Nation "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Otto Hamliton

Published November 14, 2017

PAWHUSKA, OKLAHOMA On Monday, Otto Hamilton of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, currently an Osage Nation Congress member, declared his candidacy for Assistant Chief of the Osage Nation. Hamilton announced his candidacy on Hamilton for Assistant Chief social media sites where he stated his intentions; to support progressive Osage language efforts; expand Osage schools and education programs; support proven economic development initiatives; and work to improve the best interests of the Osage Nation workforce for overall support of Osage Nation supportive services for Osage citizens everywhere.

I am pleased and honored to announce my candidacy for Assistant Principal Chief of the Osage Nation. During my term as an Osage Congressman, I gained an understanding of the complexities of our tribal government including its capabilities and limitations, said Hamilton. As Assistant Chief, I will be a valued contributor to the Osage Nation Executive Branch; I see many helpful and positive roles for the Assistant Chief.

It is my belief that the primary role of the Assistant Chief is to be an advocate for the best interests of the Osage Nation. There are many issues that will come before us in the next few years. We need to strengthen our communities to enhance the Osage quality of life.

The Assistant Chief should be a vital and active communications link between the employees and the congress. In my role as an Osage Congress member who is a former tribal employee (10 + years), I know the value of maintaining open communication with the Osage Nation workforce.

As a lifetime culturally active Osage community member, I have learned through our traditional ways how to bring people together toward common goals, unity and project completion. It was my greatest honor as a Congressman to sponsor legislation for a new Pawhuska dance arbor. I had the opportunity to work with many other tribal members, departments and branches for one common goal that supports Osage culture and language.

I believe that the foundation of any thriving Native community should include revitalization of language and culture, access to education, affordable quality housing, quality healthcare, and employment opportunities for all skill levels. These
are the issues that I hear about the most and these are the efforts I promise...


En Mxico, mujeres tardan hasta 7 aos para encontrar empleo tras salir de la universidad "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

El paso de la escuela a un empleo en Mxico, tarda en promedio 4 aos para los hombres, mientras que para las mujeres transcurren casi 7 aos.Regeneracin, 14 de noviembre de 2017.- Un estudio de la Cepal y la Organizacin Internacional del Trabajo (OIT), seal que el paso de la escuela a un empleo en []

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Venezuela: Restructuring debt? "IndyWatch Feed War"

The guy in charge of the commissions in Washingtons drug kingpin list. The Finance Minister is under U.S. sanctions for alleged corruption. And the investors couldnt get information on how to attend the commissions meeting in Caracas on Nov. 13, which happens to be the deadline for almost $300 million in outstanding bond interest payments. []


John Paterson speaks out! "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Now John Paterson, a London-based political commentator, believes lobbyists have a high influence on many top officials in the country. Very senior politicians in the government are controlled because of money they are taking, he told Press TVs UK Desk on Sunday.

Paterson also made reference to cases of official scandals and noted that lobbyists use their clout over politicians through money and information they gain on them.

The latest report, dubbed Lifting the Lid on Lobbying, says major party donors can be offered peerages through these loopholes and that there is no requirement on lobbyists to declare spending on gifts and hospitality to public officials, etc.

A recent TI UK survey shows some three in five Britons believe the government is entirely or to a large extent run by a few big entities act...


Mideast Turmoil: Follow the Oil, Follow the Money "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Mideast Turmoil: Follow the Oil, Follow the Money by Charles Hugh Smith Of Two Minds In this scenario, time is running out for Saudi Arabias free-spending royalty and state and for all the other free-spending oil exporters. While there...

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Tips for an Information Security Analyst/Pentester career - Ep. 36: Nikto, PHpMyAdmin and WebDav "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In a previous post, we talked about vulnerability scanning.

This time, we're gonna focus on web applications and we'll see a couple of example of web app exploitation.


A handy tool to scan a website for vulnerability is nikto.

Its usage is very simple (nikto -h url_to_scan), as shown below.

In the video, I used it against our vulnerable XP machine.

The tool retrieved several vulnerabilities, related to Xampp, PhpMyAdmin, SMTP and a bunch of other software, you name it.


So, I tried to connect to WebDav by using a tool called cadaver and default credentials (username: wampp, password: xampp) and I was successful.

This is a very bad thing, even though I wasn't able to upload a reverse shell.


My Windows XP machine contains a vulnerabl...


Quick report on the Genesis movie "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

As promised, I saw this crappy movie last night. Ive got a pile of notes, and will provide a more thorough review this weekend, but just to quickly summarize:

  • Theres no story here. Its built around the 6-day creation myth with a deep-voiced sonorous slow-talker telling the story of Genesis 1, but its almost like an afterthought. Its a framing device that isnt actually used effectively as a narrative structure.

  • The real story is that they interviewed a bunch of creationists, who sit alone in different rooms and who rant at the camera, saying stupid, familiarly tiresome things. They then sliced up these interviews into tiny snippets, interleaved them with each other and with some CGI, and then tossed them in a large mixing bowl with some vinaigrette. This is called editing.

  • The CGI is terrible. Seriously cheap. Everything from dinosaurs to humans has a kind of rubbery, plasticky surface in shades of brown although Adam is a notably pale shade of brown.
    Its very low rez, too. There are a couple of scenes where theyre showing off hominid skulls for comparison, and the detail is pathetic they look like the kind of cheap plastic skulls youd pick up from the Walmart Halloween decorating section.

  • They had a dodge for when the CGI was egregiously bad: defocus! They were constantly blurring everything, which I suppose they thought was artsy, but was clearly to hide the fact that they couldnt render convincing detail worth a crap. They also did this with the creationist interviews: theyd occasionally blur the person, or slowly move the camera around, and then youd end up with this segment of the interview where the subject was drifting off to the right side of the screen.

  • One of the reasons theyd move the subject out of the center was that they had these cheesy, 3-D animated titles that would rotate and also drift so youd start with camera on the subject, then youd see these bronzey metallic letters appear on the left, like ENCE, lets say, and youd be wondering what that was about, and the camera would wander over to the floating keyword as the speaker was ignored, so that you could finally figure out that the magic word was EVIDENCE or whatever. It was painfully gimmicky.

Ill go through some of the actual content this weekend, but for now, let it suffice to say that there was nothing new here, they were creationists making the same old tired assertions from ignorance that theyve been saying since the 1960s dating methods are circular, there are no genetic mechanisms for increasing the amount of informatio...


Qatar thousand times better off without Gulf allies "IndyWatch Feed War"


Qatar News Agency/AFP | Qatars Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani: We do not fear the boycott of these countries against us, we are a thousand times better off without them
DOHA (AFP)  Months into a dispute that has seen Doha cut off from Saudi Arabia and the UAE, Qatars emir said Tuesday his country was a thousand times better off without them.

In a speech to the Shura Council, the upper house of parliament, Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said his government had nonetheless put in place contingency plans as he expected the bitter political dispute with his neighbours and former allies to drag on.

We do not fear the boycott of these countries against us, we are a thousand times better off without them, the emir told members of the council and foreign dignitaries in Doha.

But vigilance is required, he added.

Sheikh Tamim nonetheless said his government was working on introducing a number of food security projects and had given special attention to water security as it looked to a future without its former Arab allies.

Iran, Turkey and most recently Spain have stepped in to help Qatar secure food imports amid a boycott by four Arab states.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt in June announced they had severed ties with Qatar, sealing off the emirates only land border in the wide-ranging boycott.

They accuse Qatars government of supporting Islamist extremism and fostering close ties with Iran.

Qatar denies the charges, claiming the dispute is an attack on its sovereignty.

Both parties in the crisis, the worst to grip the Gulf Cooperation Council in its 36-year history, have refused to back down despite mediation attempts by Kuwait and the United States.

Sheikh Tamim said his country also planned to hold elections for the Shura Council, whose 45 members are currently appointed by the emir.

The worlds largest exporter of liquified natural gas, Qatar has claimed it can cope with the demands of the dispute, despite the boycott being put in place by former regional allies and major trading partners.

Moodys has estimated that Qatar used $38.5 billion equivalent to 23 percent of its GDP to support the economy in the first two months of sanctions.

Qatar, which is scheduled to host the 20...


Another safe space set up at Stanford in anticipation of Robert Spencer event "IndyWatch Feed War"

We as a staff understand that the campus atmosphere has the potential to feel more stressful than usual, and even threatening for some. Threatening? Yeah, to me. But not to you snowflakes. Mind if I drop by for a slice of pizza? Seriously, this is what universities have fallen to. Theyre not in the least []


15 mil cientficos lanzan advertencia sobre la Tierra, antes de que sea tarde "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Pronto ser demasiado tarde para cambiar el rumbo de nuestra trayectoria fallida, recalcan los cientficos de 184 pases Regeneracin, 14 de noviembre del 2017.-El suelo, el agua, los ocanos, los bosques, la atmsfera y las especies estn amenazados por la actividad humana y con ellos el bienestar de las personas. Conscientes de que el planeta pudiera []

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Trump Kept One Eye on Re-Election in Asia With His Push for Deals "IndyWatch Feed War"


By Justin Sink, Jennifer Jacobs , and  Nick Wadhams

November 14, 2017, 6:11 AM EST
  • President hit up leaders along the way to buy American weapons
  • Asia leaders offer warm words but few concessions to president
 Image result for Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and Donald Trump, photos
U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. AP Photo

Deutsche Banks Slok on Takeaways From Trumps Asia Trip

President Donald Trump had one question for Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc: Why wasnt his country buying more American military equipment?

For Trump, a self-styled traveling salesman, crisscrossing the region to reverse decades of trade deficits, Vietnams decision to buy arms from Russia was...


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


How the Republican Party Will Die "IndyWatch Feed"

Gabriel Sherman has done some outstanding reporting and gotten some major scoops, but when he says he has a source who claims that Steve Bannon predicted that Trump has only a thirty percent chance of completing his term, Im not sure if I can take that to the bank. I do know that Bannon is worried about it, because hes said that on the record. Either way, Frank Rich may be correct that it doesnt matter all that much because the Republican Party has been destroyed.

The idea that the pre-Trump GOP will make a post-Trump comeback to vanquish these forces is laughable. Old-line Establishment Republicans in the Senate and the House, even very conservative ones like [Sen. Jeff] Flake, are engaging in self-deportation, as Mitt Romney might say, rather than face a firing squad in the primaries. The Trumpists will with time expunge the rest, including Paul Ryan (whom Bannon has dismissed as a limp-dick motherfucker who was born in a petri dish at the Heritage Foundation, according to Joshua Green in The Devils Bargain). Its a replay of the purge of the 1960s, when the reinvented GOP shaped by Goldwater, Nixon, and the southern strategy shoved aside the likes of Nelson Rockefeller and George Romney. Given that 89 percent of Republicans voted for Trump in November and that 80 percent of todays GOP voters reliably give Trump favorable approval ratings no matter what he has said or done since, that means only a fifth of those Americans identifying as Republicans are (possibly) Never Trumpers.

If Rich is right about all that, then hes probably right about this, as well:

The remains of Establishment Republicanism are at best a Potemkin village. Its too little, too late for the Republican renovation project floated in October by the former George W. Bush speechwriter and passionate Never Trumper Michael Gerson, who imagined that John Kasich, Flake, Ben Sasse, and the like would dream up a compelling alternative to the Bannon appeal.&rdq...

The Fascists Are Back "IndyWatch Feed"

Look, I don't want to get all high and mighty. I'm mindful that on August 8th, 1925, thirty thousand Ku Klux Klan members marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC to vocalize their opposition to our then-stringent immigration policies. So, what we're seeing in Warsaw isn't without precedent here at home:

WARSAWTens of thousands of Poles marched across downtown Warsaw on Saturday, in an independence-day procession organized by a nationalist youth movement that seeks an ethnically pure Poland with fewer Jews or Muslims.

The largely young crowd shot off roman candles and many chanted fatherland, carrying banners that read White Europe, Europe Will Be White and Clean Blood. Some of the marchers flew in from Hungary, Slovakia and Spain and waved flags and symbols that those countries used during their wartime collaboration with Nazi Germany.

A number of people in the crowd said they didnt belong to any neo-fascist or racist organization but didnt see a problem with the overall tone of what has become Polands biggest independence day event.

There are of course nationalists and fascists at this march, said Mateusz, a 27-year-old wrapped in a Polish flag, Im fine with it. Im just happy to be here.

The march, organized by a group called the National Radical Camp, underscores the rightward politics of a growing section of Polish youth. The Radical Camp presents itself as the heir to a 1930s fascist movement of the same name, which fought to rid Poland of Jews in the years just before the Holocaust. A second group, All Polish Youth, also named after an anti-Jewish interwar movement, co-organized it.

Europe's fascist movement had enough support here in the States that even after the war some people were punished for having been "premature" anti-fascists by taking the Second Republic's side in the Spanish Civil War against Francisco Franco's Falangists.

A couple of things about this, though. We know what resulted from the fascist takeover of Europe. The Poles certainly did not fare well. We also got our act together and fought against the fascists. And, when we were done, we started a decades-long process of cleaning our own house while rebuilding the conquered lands in both Europe and Asia so that we wouldn't have to fight again.

So, we may not have purest history, but we can be proud and unashamed of our record. Our leadership put us on the right course.

It's important to remember that the day...


Saudi attempts to discredit Hariri fail as Lebanese public backs PM "IndyWatch Feed War"


Lebanese political circles interpreted Hariris interview as a Saudi back-pedal to its initial position as public showed PM wide support


Governments manipulate social media, threaten global Internet freedom "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Governments around the world are dramatically increasing their efforts to manipulate information on social media, threatening the notion of the Internet as a liberating technology, according to Freedom on the Net 2017, the latest edition of the annual country-by-country assessment of online freedom, released today by Freedom House. Manipulating elections Online manipulation and disinformation tactics played an important role in elections in at least 18 countries over the past year, including the United States, damaging More


Russia Meddling Expert Lobbying U.S. Gov To Quell Information Rebellions "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Max Blumenthal for AlterNet - Nearly a year after the presidential election, the scandal over accusations of Russian political interference in the 2016 election has gone beyond Donald Trump and reached into the nebulous world of online media. On November 1, Congress held hearings on Extremist Content and Russian Disinformation Online. The proceedings saw executives from Facebook, Twitter and Youtube subjected to tongue-lashings from lawmakers like Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, who howled about Russian online trolls spread[ing] stories about abuse of black Americans by law enforcement. In perhaps the most chilling moment of the hearings, and the most overlooked, Clint Watts, a former U.S. Army officer who had branded himself an expert on Russian meddling, appeared before a nearly empty Senate chamber. Watts conjured up a stark landscape of American carnage, with shadowy Russian operatives stage managing the chaos. Civil wars dont start with gunshots, they start with words, he proclaimed. Americas war with itself has already begun. We all must act now on the social media battlefield to quell information rebellions that can quickly lead to violent confrontations and easily transform us into the Divided States of America. Next, Watts suggested a government-imposed campaign of media censorship: Stopping the false information artillery barrage landing on social media users comes only when those outlets distributing bogus stories are silenced: silence the guns and the barrage will end.


As se mueven los espermatozoides, segn la ciencia "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Los espermatozoides avanzan coleteando, de tal manera que generan una onda, explican.Regeneracin, 14 de noviembre del 2017.-Un equipo de cientficos de varios institutos de investigacin alemanes han descubierto cmo navegan los espermatozoides humanos, a los que comparan con un instrumento de cuerda en el que la cola se mueve como una onda que contiene dos []

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Barbies First Hijab: Meet The New Ibtihaj Muhammad Doll "IndyWatch Feed"

She is joining Ken to commit jihad. Via CNN: Mattel (MAT), which makes Barbie, announced Monday that the latest doll in its Shero collection will be modeled after Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad. In 2016, Muhammad became the first American to compete in the games while wearing a hijab. Im proud to know that little girls []


O prncipe herdeiro da Arbia Saudita est transformando o Oriente Mdio em p "IndyWatch Feed"

Mohammed bin Salman gives a news conference in Riyadh, on April 25, 2016.


Gene Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Gene therapy's new hope: A neuron-targeting virus is saving infant lives

Evelyn's older sister Josephine had spinal muscular atrophy type 1 (SMA1), a genetic disease that gradually paralyzes babies. She died at 15 months. Evelyn was an unexpected pregnancy, but her parents decided to have the baby despite one-in-four odds of a second tragedy.

Soon after Evelyn was born in December 2014, they were devastated to learn from genetic testing that she, too, had SMA1. "We knew what we were dealing with: We'll love her for as long as we can," says her father, Milan Villarreal. But that same night, frantically searching the internet, they learned about a clinical trial in Ohio and sent an email. At 8 weeks old, Evelyn received a gene therapy treatment that gave her body a crucial missing protein.

And now here she is, not so different from any healthy toddler. Although she has weak thighs and can't run normally or jump, she can walk quickly, dance, trace letters, toss foam blocks, carry a small chair, and climb onto her mother Elena's lap. After the heartbreak of losing their first baby, the Villarreals have watched in amazement as Evelyn has crawled, walked, and talked. "It was just a miracle. Every milestone was like a celebration. We opened a bottle of wine for every little thing she did," Milan says.

The results of the trial Evelyn participated in have blown away gene therapy researchers, too, marking one of the once-troubled field's most dramatic successes yet. All 15 babies treated for SMA1, expected to die by age 2, are alive at 20 months or older, and most can sit up, according to a report this week in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Like Evelyn, one boy is walking. Although a drug recently approved for SMA1 has achieved similar effects, it must be injected into the spine every 4 months. The gene therapy is intended as a one-time treatment, and it is simply infused into a vein. "I've never seen an effect [of gene therapy] that good in a lethal disease," says neurologist Jerry Mendell of Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, who led the recent trial.

Spinal muscular atrophy.

Single-Dose Gene-Replacement Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1706198) (DX)

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(Video) Trump-Mueller Sting: 300 High-Level PizzaGate Indictments "IndyWatch Feed World"

Published on Nov 13, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed an astonishing 294 sealed indictments to Federal Courts around the U.S. against high-level pedophiles operating within Hollywood and D.C. This is unprecedented and may be the biggest sting operation in American history.

Also...Trump vows to expose Seth Rich's killers. David Zublick unseals the truth in this special report!


Longest sauropod dinosaur trackway discovery "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

3 September 2012

Huge sauropods footprints from the late Jurassic plus tridactyls trackways Plagne, French Jura150 millions years ago!

From CNRS in France:

Worlds longest sauropod dinosaur trackway brought to light

November 13, 2017

In 2009, the worlds largest dinosaur tracks were discovered in the French village of Plagne, in the Jura Mountains. Since then, a series of excavations at the site has uncovered other tracks, sprawling over more than 150 meters. They form the longest sauropod trackway ever to be found. Having compiled and analyzed the collected data, which is published in Geobios, scientists from the Laboratoire de Gologie de Lyon (CNRS / ENS de Lyon / Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University), the Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans (CNRS / Universit Clermont Auvergne / Universit Jean Monnet / IRD), and the Pterosaur Beach Museum conclude these tracks were left 150 million years ago by a dinosaur at least 35 m long and weighing no less than 35 t.

In 2009, when sauropod tracks were discovered in the French village of Plagne near Lyon the news went round the world. After two members of the Oyonnax Naturalists Society spotted them, scientists from the Paloenvironnements et Palobiosphre research unit (CNRS / Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University) confirmed these tracks were the longest in the world. Between 2010 and 2012, researchers from the Laboratoire de Gologie de Lyon supervised digs at the site, a meadow covering three hectares. Their work unearthed many more dinosaur footprints and trackways. It turns out the prints found in 2009 are part of a 110-step trackway that extends over 155 m a world record for sauropods, which were the largest of t...


Belt And Road: Chinas Latest Project (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Belt And Road: Chinas Latest Project Video Boom Bust Chinas last party gathering has ended with President Xi cementing his power; Danielle DiMartino Booth joins us and discusses the future of China. The Belt and Road Initiative is Chinas...

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New allegations of sexual assault on 16 year old waitress are false claims republican nominee Roy Moore "IndyWatch Feed World"

11:15 a.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama "should step aside" in light of allegations he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl decades ago. McConnell spoke to reporters Monday after visiting a plant in Kentucky. He says he believes the women who were quoted in a Washington Post story about Moore's past relationships with them as young women. Previously McConnell had said Moore should step aside if the allegations were proven true. He says Republicans are looking at a write-in option in Alabama. 12:56 p.m. Alabama Republican Roy Moore says it's Mitch McConnell who should quit, not him. Moore is responding to McConnell, the Senate majority leader, who says he believes Moore's accusers and thinks he should drop out of the race for Senate. At issue is a Washington Post story saying Moore had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl and pursued romantic relationships with other teenage girls decades ago. Moore says on Twitter: "The person who should step aside is @SenateMajLdr Mitch McConnell. He has failed conservatives and must be replaced. #DrainTheSwamp."


Mark Taylor: Mind Boggling Treasonous Acts Exposed and Punished "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Mind Boggling Treasonous Acts Exposed and Punished Mark Taylor

By Greg Hunter On November 5, 2017

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By Greg Hunters (Early Sunday Release)

Former firefighter Mark Taylor, author of the popular book The Trump Prophecies, correctly predicted President Donald Trump would win the 2016 election. The day after Trumps historic win, Taylor predicted there were going to be military style tribunals to clean up the massive corruption in Washington. Now, with revelations of bribes by Russian agents given to the Obama Administration in a shady uranium deal, a rigged primary by Hillary Clinton and an Obama Administration plot to destroy Trump, revealed in a new book, is there any wonder why former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is calling this the biggest political corruption scandal in U.S. history.

Against this backdrop, the military tribunals predicted by Taylor do NOT look farfetched now.

Taylor says, The Lord started working with me about two or three weeks before the election. He kept telling me theres going to be military style tribunals because the length, the depth and the scope of this corruption goes big, its going to boggle peoples minds. I cant believe how big this is. Folks, put your seat belts on, this is going to be going on for years. These military style tribunals are going to have to take place because this thing is so big that, right now, were just scratching the surface. . . . Its going to take military style tribunals to handle this becaus...


Democratic Victories Reinforce Partys Non-progressive Wing "IndyWatch Feed World"

Analysis Last Tuesday, the media rejoiced after a series of local elections as well as two governorships were won by Democrats, an outcome that was widely interpreted as representing a broad repudiation of the Republican party and current president, Donald Trump. The Democratic party, having been soundly defeated last year in the November election and marked by internal schisms in its wake, now seems to be on the rise apparently bolstered by Trumps low approval ratings.

Though the series of wins may be interpreted as a win for the American left by much of the media, there is evidence that the result of this recent election is hardly the boon it has been made out to be. Indeed, since last years election, the Democrats have been widely criticized for their failure to take responsibility for why they lost last year namely ignoring their base, particularly its progressive wing, in favor of its wealthy donors. Instead of taking responsibility, the party has made its general strategy to focusing on Trump forming the so-called resistance and harping upon Russiagate as supposed proof that last years electoral defeat was not the partys fault.

By praising these ultimately divisive and troubling tactics as having led to the partys minor wins last week, the media is suggesting that these methods are not only sound but effective, promising the American left and the general public more of the same from the Democratic party. Just as troubling is the fact that the two most touted of all of last weeks victories the two governorships in New Jersey and Virginia resulted in wins for two candidates that are hardly the repudiation of Trump and victory for the left and progressives that they are being made out to be.


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Quds Force Assassinates Iranian Dissident in Europe "IndyWatch Feed War"

(Illustrative photo: Pixabay)(Illustrative photo: Pixabay)

It appears that an Iranian dissident was killed by Iranian assassins in a European capital last week.

A report from an Iranian media outlet that regularly cites credible information from regime insiders has quoted a regime official as stating that Ahwazi Arab Ahmad Mola, who was murdered last week outside his home in The Netherlands, was assassinated by an operative from the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Quds Force.

The report in Amad News quoted an unnamed officer of the Guards Corps  intelligence division who said that the operative carried out the brutal assassination, shooting Mola three times, once in the head and twice in the chest at point-blank range .

This is not the first such assassination ordered by the regime of an Ahwazi or other dissident in exile. Such murders have been documented in the Middle East and Europe since the Islamic Revolution of 1979.

The officer said the assassination was carried out in revenge for Saudi Arabias policies towards Iran, claiming that Mola traveled to Geneva a week before the murder for a meeting with Bandar Bin Sultan Bin Abdulaziz, the former head of Saudis intelligence agency.

The Iranian regime provided no evidence to substantiate its claims about Mola, but it does suggest the Ahwazi struggle for freedom, rights and autonomy is a fabricated cause created to justify a proxy war against the regime by the Saudis as part of the current tensions between the two regional powers.

This is despite the fact that the Ahwazi peoples struggle for freedom predates the theocratic regime, dating back to the British-backed annexation of the autonomous emirate by the former Pahlavi monarchy in 1925. The Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz (ASMLA), of which Mola was a founder member, was formed in the 1999.

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Stanford profs claim Robert Spencer is harassing students, staff and faculty by responding to attacks "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Stanford student press has for the past week been filled with numerous baseless and hysterical attacks on my work and on my character as a human being. In hit piece after hit piece in the Stanford Daily and the Stanford Review, it has been claimed that I promote hate and disinformation, and give license []



BATR: Political Toadies and a Broken Down System "IndyWatch Feed World"

Political Toadies and a Broken Down System

All the Statesmen are dead. The worst of society rise to the top of the food chain. Habitual liars run for civic office and the most skilled prevaricator gain seniority. The shyster class runs roughshod over the jurisprudences for the benefit of the enablers of the corrupt criminal syndicate. Alas, public meetings still start with the pledge of allegiance, but the words no longer have meaning the Republic is officially dead. The emperor in chief needs no consent to wage war; he is above all sanction. Mourning over the corpse will only get you on the no fly list.

Celebrate with your other comrades and political lackeys, you won. The last of the free sovereign citizens are scheduled to report for a re-education camp. The only growth industry left is the incarceration compound. Coordination among private prisons, state and federal jails and FEMA complexes run on railroad time. Cattle car conversions with natural air conditioning should suffice, the sheeple always follows the leader. Mixing different breeds of animals in the same cage is kosher, in this "TC" environment.

Make merry and rejoice with the privileged, they really know how to party. All ass-kissers have a place at this table. The screams of delight drown out the howls of the broken. The round table of loyal servants has no sharp edges. The establishment tolerates only uniformity. The government serves the corporatists and the banksters, while the masses pay tribute to the state. The raw order of sheer power rings from all the towers. That crack in the old Liberty Bell widens and the ringer removed so no one can hear the sounds of the past.

No need to be depressed, others are enjoying this replay in the joy of terror. No secrets are too insignificant, if it involves the privacy of the individual, while, no lie is too big to be repeated if it makes excuses for the police state. Ha, Ha, Ha, the joke is on you.

Thanks to I Own the World, a little comic relief parody video, The Wanda Sykes' Obama Roast - If She Wasn't a Toady, bring smiles to Mr. and Mrs. Barry Soetoro. Too bad the harsh reality of the Obama administration gives serious observers little to laugh about.



Brotherhood Using Deep Web to Open New Front in US "IndyWatch Feed War"

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A former Egyptian government minister says the Muslim Brotherhood is using the deep web to raise funds for operations in the U.S. and possibly to purchase weapons. Thats according to the Egyptian weekly el-Fagr, which interviewed (Arabic link) former deputy interior minister Mohammad Nour el-Din.

El-Din said the Brotherhood uses those parts of the internet that dont appear in search engines (Google, etc.) to fundraise. Much of this effort is via Bitcoin, a worldwide cryptocurrency and digital payment system.

The Muslim Brotherhood is fundraising on the deep web to create an Islamist front in the U.S.The Muslim Brotherhood is fundraising on the deep web to create an Islamist front in the U.S. (Image: Computer screenshot)

The former minister, who is a security expert, suggested the organization could well be purchasing rockets and mortars and hiring mercenaries via the deep web as well.

The newspaper item says the Muslim Brotherhood is attempting to establish a new Islamist front in the U.S. and elsewhere but currently lacks sufficient funding. This is despite recent reports of the large sums of money transferred to the Brotherhood, particularly from Qatar and Turkey.



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Pakistan court issues arrest warrant for finance minister "IndyWatch Feed War"

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) A Pakistani anti-corruption court on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for Finance Minister Ishaq Dar after the veteran politician failed to turn up for several court hearings.

The warrant comes at an awkward time for Pakistan, which wants to raise in excess of $1 billion on international debt markets through a Sukuk and a Eurobond in coming months and has been trying to woo international investors.

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Finance Minister Ishaq Dar

Dar, who has been charged with amassing wealth beyond his known sources of income, has missed three weeks of court hearings conducted by the anti-graft agency the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

Judge Mohammad Bashir issued the warrant on the grounds of continued absence from the court, according to a court statement.

Dar, who has pleaded not guilty, is receiving medical treatment in London and now faces arrest upon his return to Pakistan.

The case has been adjourned until Nov. 21.

The charges against Dar followed an investigation into the finances of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was ousted in July after the Supreme Court disqualified him for not declaring a small salary from his sons off-shore company.

The finance minister is one of Sharifs closest political allies and Dars son has married Sharifs daughter. Both men deny any wrongdoing.

Dar has rejected growing calls to resign amid his legal woes and a worsening economic outlook for Pakistan, which is battling to stave off a balance of payments crisis due to dwindling foreign currency reserve and a widening current account deficit.

Dar was initially lauded for steering Pakistan out of a balance of payments crisis in 2013 and returning the nuclear-armed country toward a higher growth trajectory.

But over the past year he has faced criticism for his refusal to allow the rupee to weaken to ease macroeconomic pressures. He has also been accused of eroding the central banks independence.

Reporting by Saad Sayeed and Drazen Jorgic; Writing by Drazen Jorgic; Editing by Robert Birsel


McCain and Hillary Are Proven ISIS Supporters: Have the Two Been Indicted? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

McCain and Hillary Are Proven ISIS Supporters: Have the Two Been Indicted?


Hillary Clinton and John McCain have a lot in common. Besides undermining the US Constitution and working against the interests of the United States, they share three similar variables: (1) They are undeniably supporters of ISIS and each had a hand in the creation of the most dangerous terrorist entity on the planet; (2) They both sustained supposed injuries to the same foot at the exact same time and we wearing the exact same orthodic boot; and (3) Both parties are the target of very vicious and persistent rumors that beneath their walking boots are GPS locators which are placed on the ankles of indcted suspects of serious crimes who may be a flight risk.

Supporters of ISIS

 Hillary has been a supporter of ISIS since its inception.

WikiLeaks continued to reveal criminal and outright treasonous behavior on the part of Hillary Clinton.  WikiLeaks, with their retrieval of Clinton emails continues to show ties between Clinton and foreign governments, criminally corrupt corporations and serious human rights violations.

At the center of the WikiLeaks revelations of Clintons treason and criminal behavior demonstrates undeniable links...


We have a winner! "IndyWatch Feed"

. . . for FOTMs 162nd Caption Contest! This was a very competitive contest, with 54 entries, and many very clever captions. So if dont see your entry recognized, dont be hurt or discouraged sense of humor is a Continue reading


Mxico aument poder de vigilancia en redes usando guerra contra el narco como justificacin "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Un informe de Freedom House destaca que el entorno de libertad de Internet en Mxico disminuy debido a las revelaciones sobre el spyware gubernamental utilizado contra abogados, periodistas y activistas de derechos humanos. Regeneracin, 14 de noviembre de 2017.- El informe anual de la organizacin Freedom House revel que gobiernos de todo el mundo han incrementado drsticamente []

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The North Korean Standoff Has Taken on an Added Dimension "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The North Korean Standoff Has Taken on an Added Dimension by Jim Rickards Daily Reckoning The North Koreans are determined to develop a nuclear-armed arsenal of ICBMs to ensure that the U.S. does not attack the Kim regime. But...

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Boston Dynamics introduces SpotMini, the autonomous robotic dog "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Just like the Jetsons dog Astro, Boston Dynamics has introduced the new SpotMini, a fully functional autonomous robotic dog

(INTELLIHUB) Meet the new SpotMini, a fully functional autonomous robotic dog.

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Nature Has Rights: Activists Call For A Legal Transformation "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Mike Ludwig for Truthout - The mighty Colorado River and its watersheds are a crucial source of life in the arid Southwest, supplying water to vast ecosystems and millions of people across seven states and northern Mexico. With so much depending on its existence, the Colorado River filed a groundbreaking lawsuit against the state of Colorado last month, demanding that its right to evolve, flourish and be restored in the wake of human interference be recognized in the court of law. Well, sort of. An activist lawyer filed the legal complaint at a federal district court in Denver, naming the river itself as a plaintiff and calling on the court to recognize its ecosystems as a "person" under the law. Still, Colorado River v. Colorado is fairly unprecedented, at least in the United States. Bodies of water can't defend themselves in court, but they do not go untouched by the law. All the organisms -- including humans -- that depend on a river to survive can be affected when existing environmental laws fail to prevent water pollution, or when a government or corporation wins the legal right to guzzle up its life-giving resources. Western states have fought over the Colorado River's water resources for decades, damming and diverting more than 70 percent of its water to vast cities and cropland. In 2015, two tributaries of the Colorado River suffered an environmental disaster when federal remediation workers accidently allowed 880,000 gallons of wastewater contaminated with heavy metals to spill from the defunct Gold King Mine in Silverton, Colorado.

Spains Rajoy vows to defeat separatists in Catalan election "IndyWatch Feed War"


Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has called for massive participation from voters in next months electionMADRID (AFP)  

Spains Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Tuesday he hopes to defeat separatists in next months Catalan election, which will be dominated by regional lawmakers independence drive, calling for a massive turnout by voters.

Were going to work so that independence groups dont win, Rajoy told Spanish radio.

The Catalan independence crisis has triggered alarm in Brussels as the European Union deals with the fallout of Brexit and more than 2,400 businesses have moved their legal headquarters out of the region as uncertainty persists.

Rajoy dismissed the government of Catalan ex-leader Carles Puigdemont last month over his independence bid, suspending the regional parliament and organising a new election.

The prime minister has been rallying support for his Popular Party (PP) in the December 21 election in Catalonia a region that remains deeply divided over independence despite its parliaments declaration.

The PP only managed to finish fifth in Catalonias 2015 election, which saw pro-separatist groups gain power in the region of 7.5 million people.

On Tuesday Rajoy issued a call for massive participation from voters on December 21 in the hope that parties in favour of keeping Catalonia part of Spain put in a strong showing.

Several former Catalan cabinet members are currently in jail over their role in agitating for independence, which is illegal under Spains constitution.

Rajoy said that there was no ban on detained officials contesting the regional vote but added that they need to respect the law.

They can all run as candidates since theyve not been declared ineligible by a judge, Rajoy told COPE radio.

But he accused deposed Catalan officials of being political delegitimised after tricking Catalan citizens by claiming independence.

Puigdemont himself is in self-imposed exile in Brussels and has said he wants to run as a candidate next month.

With fallout from the crisis affecting his own PDeCAT partys standing in polling, he had hoped to form a united separatist ticket with his former government ally, the leftwing ERC.

But the ERC said last week that it would not allow its candidates to run alongside PDeCAT hopefuls.



Gianluigi Buffon, llora luego de que Italia quedar fuera del mundial (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Buffon, de 39 aos, anunci que deja la seleccin italiana tras haber jugado 175 partidos.Regeneracin, 14 de noviembre del 2017.-El legendario portero Gianluigi Buffon, capitn de la seleccin de ftbol de Italia, no pudo contener las lgrimas luego de que su seleccin fuera eliminada por Suecia en el repechaje de las eliminatorias europeas para el []

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Con el insuficiente presupuesto aprobado, el gobierno dej ir la oportunidad histrica de actuar de forma solidaria: damnificados por el sismo "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"


Ciudad de Mxico | Desinformmonos. Al asegurar que los dos mil 500 millones de pesos aprobados para la reconstruccin en el Presupuesto de Egresos de la Federacin (PEF) 2018 son a todas luces insuficientes, la Coordinadora General de Damnificados de la Ciudad de Mxico acus que el gobierno dej ir la oportunidad histrica de actuar de forma solidaria ante una emergencia nacional de proporciones catastrficas derivada del sismo del 19 de septiembre.

Los damnificados reprocharon la insensibilidad e irresponsabilidad de la Cmara de Diputados al aprobar slo dos mil 500 millones de pesos para la reconstruccin, reparacin y reforzamiento de edificios y viviendas daadas por el sismo, mientras que destin 38 mil millones para el pago del rescate bancario (Fobaproa).

La Coordinadora agreg que la ampliacin del Fondo de Desastres Naturales, el Fondo de Prevencin de Desastres Naturales y el Fondo de Capitalidad, no cuenta con mecanismos y reglas claras que permitan asegurar que los recursos aterrizarn de forma efectiva y transparente en las zonas afectadas.

Adems, repudiaron que los diputados federales se autorizaron la aprobacin de 200 millones de pesos para la renivelacin de uno de los edificios de San Lzaro daado por el sismo. Parece ser que su sentido de responsabilidad ante una contingencia, como la del 19 de septiembre, llega slo hasta las paredes del Palacio Legislativo, sealaron.

Entre otros gastos a los que se destin un mayor monto que al aprobado para la emergencia, se encuentran prebendas, viticos, comidas y gastos mdicos mayores, con un total de 26 mil millones de pesos que bien pudieran ser usados para la reconstruccin.

Ante el desinters de las autoridades, los damnificados aseguraron que tal como sucedi los primeros das tras el sismos, ser la ciudadana quienes colaboren en conjunto para enfrentar la situacin. Al protestar en las calles, en las que estamos desde la fecha del sismo, nos dimos cuenta que son muchos los ciudadanos que nos manifestaron su apoyo y entienden nuestros problemas. Como en las labores de rescate, le solicitamos al pueblo de Mxico su solidaridad para nuestra lucha por la reconstruccin y contra el olvido en la que estamos inmersos.

Por ltimo, advirtieron que no descartarn acudir a instancias nacionales e internacionales para exigir los recursos pblicos necesarios para reconstruir las viviendas y edificios afectados por el sismo, as como para la emisin de dictmenes y estudios tcnicos necesarios, como mecnica de suelos, niveles topogrficos...


10 Tuesday AM Reads "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

My two for Tuesday morning train reads:  What to Buy Instead of Art (Bloomberg)  Bill Miller is staging one of Wall Streets most closely watched comebacks (Washington Post) see also Can Fund Manager Bill Miller Use Earthquakes to Predict the Market? (MoneyBeat) Where Are the Women in Alternative Investing? (Institutional Investor) see also Private equity fights back on

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KINDLE: Reflections Philosophy of Intelligence "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Our legitimately-elected President is severely handicapped by a secret intelligence community that is a complete failure across the board. As General Tony Zinni, USMC (Ret.) has said, when he was fighting two wars and twelve joint task force actions, he got, at best, 4% of what he needed to know from the cesspool we call the Intelligence Community.

Our President cannot defeat the Deep State, govern, reduce the size of the federal government by 50%, or restore peace and prosperity at home and abroad, without an effective national intelligence community. This short paper is a starting point for anyone who wants to get it right.


An Origin for a Far Traveling Asteroid "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

I used to think the Kuiper Belt object Quaoar was hard to pronounce (Kwawar), and even muffed it despite having plenty of time to practice before the recent Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop. Pontus Brandt (JHU/APL) had mentioned Quaoar in his talk in Huntsville as a target that lined up in useful ways with a proposed interstellar precursor mission he was presenting, one designed to examine dust distribution from within the system by looking back at our heliosphere at distances up to 1000 AU, seeing it as we see other stars dust environments.

So I summarized Brandts ideas in my wrap-up talk and couldnt get Quaoar pronounced properly without multiple tries. But even Quaoar pales into the realm of everyday lingo when compared to 1I/Oumuamua. Please tell me how to do this. The word is a Hawaiian term for scout, and the Ulukau: Hawaiian Electronic Librarys online dictionary tells me its pronounced this way: u-mu-a-mu-. I could work with that and maybe get it right in a talk, with extra practice. At least until I look at it all those vowels defeat me.

The object originally tagged A/2017 U1, then, is now tagged as interstellar in the combined 1I/Oumuamua, the 1 indicating it is the first such object to be observed, the I indicating interstellar. It is fitting that 1I/Oumuamua was the name chosen by the Pan-STARRS team in Hawaii that first brought this object to our attention.

Image: The trajectory of 1I/ Oumuamua, which made its closest approach to Earth on October 14, coming within 24,000,000 km, or about 60 times the distance to the moon. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.

As far as the sheer number of objects making long interstellar journeys, consider what New Horizons PI Alan Stern recently told Astronomy Magazine (see The First Known Interstellar Interloper):

According to Stern, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune combined probably ejected 1013 to 1014 objects larger than 1 km early in our solar systems history, when it was still cluttered with debris left over from the planet-formation process. Multiply that by the 1011 stars in the Milky Way, and one comes up with numbers like 1024 to 1025 objects larger than a kilometer. Smaller objects like 1I/Oumuamua must be orders of magni...

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Washington Intends to Control the Explanations You Receive "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Washington Intends to Control the Explanations You Receive

Implications of forcing RT to register as a foreign agent are not clear. But most people who rely on RT will continue to do so. They know who tells the liesCNN, NYTimes, Washington Post, etc.

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Study: climate change accelerates growth in trees, especially urban ones "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

From the TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH (TUM) and the cities have greater CO2 and greater warmth department, comes this verification of Liebigs Law of the Minimum and a follow on to a story we covered on the same subject a few years back. International study on the impact of climate change on tree growth Trees in


Syrian Troops Retake Large Area From Militants In Northern Hama (Map) "IndyWatch Feed War"

Syrian troops have liberated a large area from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and its allies in northern Hama, according to pro-government sources.

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) established control over the areas of Qasr Shawi, Muwaylih Shamali, Mhassar, Rabiah, Hamra Silos and Mhassar Hill.

Earlier, the  SAA and the NDF liberated the village of Hasnawi in the nearby area.

Syrian Troops Retake Large Area From Militants In Northern Hama (Map)

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This years most hackable holiday gifts "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

McAfee announced its third annual Most Hackable Holiday Gifts list to help consumers identify potential security risks associated with popular gifts this holiday season. In addition, McAfee conducted a survey to identify the habits and behaviors of consumers as they get ready for the holiday shopping season. What consumers think about security Most consumers agree that security is a necessity for laptops, tablets, and smartphones (69%). However, only 22 percent believe connected toys require security, More


Russia and India's changing relationship: time to reboot for our multi-polar "IndyWatch Feed World"

This year - 2017- Russia and India are celebrating their 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations. Both countries are organizing host of cultural programmes, film festivals and exchange visits among top officials to commemorate this historic event. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the September 2017 BRICS summit held in Xiamen city, China. The two premiers discussed several aspects of the bilateral relationship, including cooperation in oil and natural gas sector. Back in June this year, Modi made an official state visit to Russia in which it was agreed, among other things, the two nations will build an "Energy Bridge" to expand the scope of bilateral relations in all areas of energy-nuclear, hydrocarbon, hydel and renewable energy sources and in improving energy efficiency. Comment: Meanwhile in the US, rather than considering cooperation with Russia (and the rest of the world) leaders and their lackeys are spending much of their time concocting hysterical tales about Russia: In the Absence of Evidence of Russian Collusion and 'Hacking', Congress Makes It Up The Russia-India friendship has always drawn overwhelming international media, precisely Western media, attention for the latter had a special relationship with the erstwhile Soviet Union during the Cold War era. Even today, most political and strategic experts from India proclaim Russia-India relationship is nothing less than a 'strategic alliance'. Similarly, a considerable number of scholars and experts from Russia advocate the same line of thinking; however, this does not apply to the Putin administration during his ongoing presidential tenure. Russia, at present, is taking up a realist foreign policy stance to steadfastly regain its super-power status on the world-stage, least within Eurasia.


Rise and evolution of ransomware attacks "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Ransomware, malware that encrypts systems and then asks for a ransom to decrypt files and systems, has become more prevalent in recent years. In fact, two of 2017s major cyberattacks were malware: WannaCry in May, followed by Petya in July. CryptoLocker and CryptoWall were the most prominent malware for PCs before WannaCry and Petya, and together, they generated around $21 million dollars between 2013 and 2015. While enterprises are just now preparing themselves to fight More


A Telling Comparison: Israel versus North Korea "IndyWatch Feed War"

from Al-Monitor

Missing from corporate media accounts is what causes the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK aka North Korea) to be singled out for opprobrium for what, essentially, is developing a deterrent against any entity that would attack it.

A comparison with how the United Nations deals with North Korea vis--vis another member state state, Israel, is instructive.

Israel occupies Palestinian territory; destroys Palestinian olive groves and poisons Palestinian sheep; sprays Palestinian homes with sewage; sabotages Palestinian water supplies; cuts off power to Palestine; terrorizes Palestinians for hours at checkpoints, including the sick, infirm, and pregnant women, some who are forced to give birth at the checkpoints; stops fishermen from earning a living from the sea; shells hospitals, schools, and playgrounds; blows up kids on beaches; and commits myriad other war crimes. Israel has nuclear weapons and ICBMs. The last point is the only one that North Korea shares with Israel.

Yet only North Korea is vociferously criticized and sanctioned by the US and its allies. Is this fair?

And is it just that North Korea is bullied and sanctioned for developing a self-defense?


Israel was brought into existence by the UN granting Palestinian land from Mandate Palestine to Jews, who happened to be mainly migrant Jews from another continent Europe.

North Korea was created by World War II victors, predominantly the United States, splitting a country into two halves. Thereby, one ethnic group was separated from the other by a border.


Whereas the Koreans are indigenous to Korea, Americans are occupying the territory of many Indigenous nations, as are Jewish Israelis (with the exception of Mizrahi Jews) occupying Arab territories.

Israel signifies a situation whereby one group of outsiders was favorably positioned by the UN to carry out an occupation of an Indigenous people.

The DPRK signifies a situation where a people indigenous to a territory were separated from kin by an outside entity. The self-determination of Koreans was not respected.

Notably, th...



Protect Your Savings With Gold: ECB Propose End To Deposit Protection "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Protect Your Savings With Gold: ECB Propose End To Deposit Protection
New ECB paper proposes covered deposits should be replaced to allow for more flexibility
Fear covered deposits may lead to a run on the banks
Savers should be reminded that a banks word is never its bond and to reduce counterparty exposure
Physical gold enable savers to stay out of banking system and reduce exposure to bail-ins

EU deposit protection scheme

It is the opinion of the European Central Bank that the deposit protection scheme is no longer necessary:

covered deposits and claims under investor compensation schemes should be replaced by limited discretionary exemptions to be granted by the competent authority in order to retain a degree of flexibility.

To translate the legalese jargon of the ECB bureaucrats this could mean that the current 100,000 (85,000) deposit level currently protected in the event of a bail-in may soon be no more.

But worry not fellow savers as the ECB is fully aware of the uproar this may cause so they have been kind enough to propose that:

during a transitional period, depositors should have access to an appropriate amount of their covered deposits to cover the cost of living within five working days of a request.

So thats a relief, youll only need to wait five days for some competent authority to deem what is an appropriate amount of your own money for you to have access to in order eat, pay bills and get to work.

The above has been taken from an ECB paper published on 8 November 2017 entitled on revisions to the Union crisis management framework.

Its 58 pages long, the majority of which are proposed amendments to the Union crisis management framework and the current text of the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD).

Its pretty boring reading but there are some key snippets which should be raising a few alarms. It is evidence that once again a central bank can keep manipulating situations well beyond the likes of monetary policy. It is also a lesson for savers to diversify their assets in order to reduce their exposure to counterparty risks.



Popocatepetl Violently Erupts, And Authorities Warn A Bigger Eruption Could Threaten More Than 20 Million People In Mexico City "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Popocatepetl Violently Erupts, And Authorities Warn A Bigger Eruption Could Threaten More Than 20 Million People In Mexico City by Michael Snyder The Economic Collapse Blog Mt. Popocatepetl is one of the most important volcanoes on the entire planet,...

The post Popocatepetl Violently Erupts, And Authorities Warn A Bigger Eruption Could Threaten More Than 20 Million People In Mexico City appeared first on The Daily Coin.


Entitlement Reform Should Reduce Subsidies for Those Who Don't Need Them "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Entitlement Reform Should Reduce Subsidies for Those Who Don't Need Them jgordon Tue, 11/14/2017 - 07:50

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Individuals with the least wealth or income potential are the most dependent on government programs for support. Thus, when policymakers talk about reforming entitlement programs, many observers are concerned about the potential impact on these vulnerable groups. The good news is that there are plenty of responsible ways to reduce costs without unduly burdening beneficiaries.

Nearly all entitlement programs have conditions or formulas that take into account a beneficiary's income when determining the level of benefits or the amount of subsidy from the government. Many programs only provide benefits to individuals who have low incomes and/or low levels of wealth; these programs are known as means-tested. Those that are available to all, but with varying degrees of subsidy based on income, are considered universal entitlements.

Social Security, the biggest program in the federal budget, is not means-tested. Beneficiaries with higher lifetime incomes receive larger monthly benefits, although beneficiaries with lower lifetime incomes have a greater proportion of their earnings replaced by Social Security when they retire. This makes it a universal entitlement program with income-related benefits.

Social Security benefits could be reduced for those with high incomes during their working years or in retirement, providing large budgetary s...


Take it from the AIPACs Mouth (video) "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


By Gilad Atzmon

In this precious video, AIPAC delivers a devastating message to the American people. Your political system is hijacked by a foreign aggressive lobby -- it doesnt matter if you vote for the Democrats or the Republicans, if you like Clinton or prefer Trump, your political system is dominated by a Jewish lobby group that doesnt even try to conceal its diabolical operation.

This is exactly the situation I describe in my new book Being in Time a Post Political Manifesto. The political has been obliterated by now. If you want to understand why America, Britain and France are fighting Zionist immoral interventionist wars, spend one minute and watch this video!

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 If they want to burn it, you want to read it!

Being in Time - A Post Political Manifesto, , and  here ( 



Homeland Security Team Remotely Hacked, Took Control of, a Boeing 757 "IndyWatch Feed World"

A team of government, industry and academic officials successfully demonstrated that a commercial aircraft could be remotely hacked in a non-laboratory setting last year, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official said Wednesday at the 2017 CyberSat Summit in Tysons Corner, Virginia. "We got the airplane on Sept. 19, 2016. Two days later, I was successful in accomplishing a remote, non-cooperative, penetration," said Robert Hickey, aviation program manager within the Cyber Security Division of the DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate


Owl: Open Secret The Film Buried by Hollywood "IndyWatch Feed War"

Who? Who?

Child abuse documentary Hollywood didnt want you to see goes viral

The film An Open Secret died upon release in 2015, but is seeing a renewed interest online amid a cascade of allegations against Hollywoods elite

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Insanity Cubed: Trump Official Suggests Merging Taxpayer-Backed Banks With Corporate Conglomerates "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

By Pam Martens and Russ Martens of Wall Street on Parade

A man holding one of the most important and powerful jobs for keeping the U.S. banking system safe from another epic crash like that of 1929 and 2008 has tongues wagging over the bizarre speech he delivered at the Clearing House Annual Conference last Wednesday in New York.

Keith Noreika is the acting head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Federal agency responsible for supervising national banks and inspecting them for safety and soundness.

What Noreika recommended last Wednesday, however, would make the U.S. banking system significantly more dangerous than it already is. Noreika thinks there is no good reason to prevent giant corporate conglomerates from owning insured depository banks that are backstopped by the U.S. taxpayer. He had this to say in his speech last week:

The narrative persists to keep commercial interests from owning or having controlling interests in banks, in part, because many view them as public interests rather than the private businesses they are. In more modern times, this line of reasoning was used to keep companies like Walmart from owning a state-chartered FDIC-insured industrial loan company, while allowing others like Target, to own a credit card bank. The narrative also ignores the fact that banks are subject to a robust regulatory regime to ensure their safety and soundness and compliance meant to protect both markets and consumers.

Noreika must have spent the last nine years in a coma from which he has just emerged with this insane epiphany. Over the past decade that this Trump appointee has not been paying attention to the failed status of bank supervision, the largest banks in the country have been charged with rigging foreign exchange and interest rate markets, gaming the subprime debt market, fleecing millions of Americans with illegal overcharges and, by the way, collapsing the U.S. economy in 2008 and 2009. Federal regulators allowed the illegal conduct to go on for years without detecting it think JPMorgan Chase and its regulators allowing Bernie Madoff to launder money through the bank for decades in support of an epic Ponzi scheme. (See JPMorgan and Madoff Were Facilitating Nesting Dolls-Style Frauds Within Frauds.)

Noreika is not some wide-eyed innocent who is simply offering a preposterous position based on naivet. Prior to his appointment by Trump, Noreika had been a corporate lawyer for the past 10 months at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. But the real smoking gun is what Noreika did for the 18 years prior to that. He spent those years at Covington & Bu...


Pakistan police arrest dozens from Islamist party blocking entrance to capital If this cannot be resolved, the roads will have to be cleared. "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Members of the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan, an Islamist political party, shout slogans during a sit-in in Rawalpindi, Pakistan November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood Reuters

By Asif Shahzad and and Mubasher Bukhari

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) Pakistani police have arrested dozens of members of a hard-line Islamist party that has blocked a main entrance to the capital since last week, a provincial spokesman said, in the latest confrontation between religious activists and authorities.

Hundreds of supporters of the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan party have blocked a main road to Islamabad since Friday, threatening violence if their demand that the minister of law be sacked is not met.

The group blames the minister, Zahid Hamid, for changes to an electoral oath that it says amounts to blasphemy. The government puts the issue down to a clerical error.

Pakistans blasphemy law has become a lightning rod for Islamists, especially since 2011 when the liberal governor of Punjab province, Salman Taseer, was murdered by a bodyguard for questioning the law that mandates the death penalty for insulting Islam or the Prophet Mohammad.

A spokesman for the Punjab provincial government, Malik Muhammad Ahmed Khan, told Reuters the protests were a serious inconvenience for people and disturbing public life in the province that surrounds Islamabad.

The Punjab government has detained dozens of Tehreek-e-Labaiks activists from various districts, he said.

Labaik spokesman Ejaz Ashrafi said in a statement police arrested hundreds of its workers in a countrywide swoop, mainly in the partys base in Punjab.

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal late on Monday urged the proteste...


FBI Assault on New Zealand Internet File Sharer Larger than Phony Bin Laden Raid - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Kim Dotcom and his ex-wife have reached a confidential settlement with police in New Zealand over the military-style raid and arrest at his home as part of an FBI plot. Dotcom said he agreed to settle for the sake of his children and because he felt the New Zealand government had recently changed for the []


Crystal Liu "IndyWatch Feed"

Crystal Liu describes herself as a "Chinese painter born in Canada." She got her BFA in 2003, so I guess she was born around 1982. Above, a triptych titled, "the possibilities...." and one of the panels, 2016

These days she lives in San Francisco but she also exhibits in Hong Kong. At Night, 2015.

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