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Thursday, 21 September


Anne Enright: Diary "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

In 2015, the novelist Catherine Nichols sent the opening pages of the book she was working on to fifty literary agents. She got so little response she decided to shift gender and try as George instead. The difference amazed her. A third of the agents who saw his query wanted to see more, where my numbers never did shift from one in 25.

Pankaj Mishra: Closing Time "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Most of the white people I have ever known, James Baldwin once wrote, impressed me as being in the grip of a weird nostalgia, dreaming of a vanished state of security and order. Today, longing for the ancien rgime increasingly defines the Atlantic seaboards pundits as much as it does the fine people defending the honour of Robert E. Lee. It remains to be seen whether America, Britain, Europe and liberalism can be made great again. But it already seems clear that the racial supremacist in the White House and many of his opponents are engaged in the same endeavour: to extend closing time in their own gardens in the West.

Sunday, 17 September


Meena among 60 Asian Heroes of Time Magazine "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

November 13, 2006 -- Meena called the women of Afghanistan sleeping lions, pledging that one day they would awake and roar. In 1977, at the age of 20, she launched the country's first movement for women's rights, calling her group the Revolutionary Association for the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA). Its goals: the restoration of democracy, equality for men and women, social justice, and the separation of religion from the affairs of the state. But in a country mired in tradition and occupied by the Soviet Union, Meena's beliefs were threatening enough to get her assassinated. Ten years after founding RAWA, she was kidnapped and killed; many Afghans held agents of the local communist intelligence agency responsible.

Abuse of Afghan women: 'It was my decision to die. I was getting beaten every day' "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

November 24, 2006 -- Those who should be in the best position to help, women MPs, another supposed sign of the brave new Afghanistan, are themselves facing violence and intimidation. Malalai Joya, at 28 one of Afghanistan's youngest MPs, regularly changes addresses because of death threats. "When I speak in parliament male MPs throw water bottles at me. Some of them shout 'take and rape her'. "Many of the men in power have the same attitude as the Taliban. Women have not been liberated. You want to know how women feel in this country? Look at the rate of suicide," she said.


Bernie's Single Payer Health is Suicidal, 1791 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

- Denas Pain Relief Store: 503.395.4142 Good morning, Im still reporting on: Bernie's Single Payer Health is Suicidal, 1791 Synopsis: This is a revelation to me. Ive never understood what single-payer health care was until this morning. I guess I thought it couldnt be that simple that the government pays for everything but it is. Matthew Continetti unpacked the problem in the Washington Free Beacon this morning. On Wednesday, Vermonts Socialist Senator, Bernie Sanders, who is now apparently the defacto leader of Congressional Democrats, introduced his single-payer health care system, with the support of 16 Democrat Senators. Sanders bill would repeal Obamacare, as well as most other private and public insurance and replace it with an all-powerful, government-run system to pay for everyones medical care and expenses. However, in the words of Robert Pear of the NYT: Mr. Sanders did not say how he would pay for his bill. A similar system enacted by his home state of Vermont collapsed several years ago. Similar bills did not pass in California. New Jersey and Colorado. According to the liberal Urban Institute: Federal [health] expenditures would increase by $32 trillion [between 2017 and 2026]. Sanderss revenue proposals would raise $15.3 trillion from 2017 to 2026. So let me guess, the remaining $17 trillion shortfall would go onto the national debt, thus doubling interest payments from the current $268 billion a year up to $500 billion all by itself! As Continetti points out, if the Dems in the Senate are going to follow Bernie Sanders off a cliff, go ahead, because no one is going to support this once the facts are known. As Continetti puts it: The headlines the left has generated this week include single-payer health care, draping a tarp over a statue of Thomas Jefferson on the University of Virginia campus, the resignation of the mayor of Seattle after a fifth accusation of child abuse, the Bob Menendez corruption trial, and Hillary Clinton's latest sanctimony tour. That man in the Oval Office? He can only be smiling. But whats the MSM talking about? Trumps polling numbers are bad and poor Hillary, she really did win the election. Support Our Sponsors: - Life Change Tea: Rid Your Body From Toxins! - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Water Smacker - Makes your water less acidic by ionization. - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. - Jeevy Computers: Buy/Sell Bitcoin & other Cryptos: 888-844-7806 - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: - Denas Pain Relief Store: 503.395.4142 Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! Use Promo......


Top China Bitcoin exchange to stop trading "IndyWatch Feed World"

One of Chinas biggest Bitcoin exchanges has said it will stop trading, after a government warning over virtual currencies.

BTCC said it would stop buying and selling on 30 September in response to tightening regulation.

It comes after authorities banned initial coin offerings on 5 September.

The country has seen an explosion of digital currency trading, sparking fears about the financial risks and speculative investing.

The price of Bitcoin tumbled sharply following the BTCC announcement late on Thursday but has since regained some ground.

Cracking down

Chinese authorities expressed concern over the investment risks involved in crypto-currencies and ordered a ban on initial coin offerings, or ICOs, earlier this month.

A growing number of tech companies are opting to sell digital tokens to raise funds because they are quick, easy and unregulated.

Ed~whats going on? it dont fit the mould?

Then on Wednesday this week, the state-backed National Internet Finance Association issued a warning that virtual currencies are increasingly being used as a tool for illegal fundraising and money laundering.

BTCC, one of the worlds biggest Bitcoin platforms, said in a tweet Thursday after carefully considering the directive from regulators, trading on its platform would cease and it would stop registering new users from Thursday.



Europes unsolved debt crisis will legitimize bitcoins in October "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Ramin Mazaheri There are seemingly rather few commentators who understand the real economy (encompassed by national growth rates and employment rates), the fake economy (the 1%-dominated FIRE sector: finance,


Hurricane Irma: abandoned pets' owners facing criminal charges in Palm Beach, Florida "IndyWatch Feed World"

Pet owners who abandoned their animals during Hurricane Irma may face criminal charges in Florida. Palm Beach prosecutors said they intend to hold offenders accountable. More than 50 animals were found abandoned, many tied to fences and trees in Palm Beach county when Irma made landfall last week. Some dogs were found inside homes, while others were enclosed in outdoor pens. "Absolutely unacceptable. People need to be responsible pet owners in this community," State Attorney David Aronberg told WPTV. "There's no excuse for leaving your pet behind to die."


Linux RAID Performance On NVMe M.2 SSDs "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

For boosting the I/O performance of the AMD EPYC 7601 Tyan server I decided to play around with a Linux RAID setup this weekend using two NVMe M.2 SSDs. This is our first time running some Linux RAID benchmarks of NVMe M.2 SSDs and for this comparison were tests of EXT4 and F2FS with MDADM soft RAID as well as with Btrfs using its built-in native RAID capabilities for some interesting weekend benchmarks.


Censor-Free Social Network Sues Over Google Ban "IndyWatch Feed World"

Banned by the mainstream app stores, a social network that caters to Trump supporters and global dissidents alike brought a federal complaint Thursday against Google.

With no restrictions in place to limit hate speech or pornographic content, the budding social network Gab AI is just as frowned upon at the Apple App Store as it is in the Google Play Store.

Focusing only on the latter company in its lawsuit, however, the Silicon Valley startup attributes its treatment by Google to monopolistic tendencies.

Gab says the ban against its social network serves two objectives for Google: limiting competition to its struggling Google Plus platform, and protecting the dominant force in the social-media market, Twitter, which is a commercial partner of Googles.

Despite its Play Store blackball, Gab notes that it has attracted more than a quarter of a million users since its launch last year.

The company gets its name from its Anguilla-based web domain,, which also attracts businesses in the artificial-intelligence field trying to capitalize on the abbreviation potential.

Though Gabs CEO is an avowed Trump supporter, Andrew Torba, the complaint notes that chief technology officer Ekrem Buyukkaya is just as staunchly anti-Trump as a Turkish Muslim.

The site purports to offer an alternative to what some critics decry as rampant viewpoint-based censorship at Twitter, where leading conservative figures like Milo Yiannopoulos have been banned for purported hate speech.

Adapting features from the Reddit social forum, Gab allows users to like and dislike posts, follow one another, and leave comments on posts and profiles.

Related | CounterPunch: Google Censors Block Access To Alternative News

The companys 48-page complaint is rife with allusions to several high-profile controversies that have beset Google as late, including its firing of the memo-writing programmer James Damore and the many judgments it has faced for anticompetitive practices.

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a $14.52 million award in 2015 against Google, for example, over its failure to license patented technology to competitors like Microsoft on fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory terms.

Such access is required by Googles 2013 settlement with the Federal Trade Commission that resulted from its acquisition of Motorola.

Earlier this week the European Un...


Monsanto's Neurotoxin Insecticides Dumped on Nesting Mosquitos in Texas "IndyWatch Feed World"


September 15, 2017

Source: Out of the World


US Air Force Sprays Harvey-Stricken Texas with Controversial NALED

The US Air Force is spraying 6 million acres in Texas with potentially harmful insecticides, as the state tries to rid itself of swarms of mosquitoes nesting in flooded areas after Hurricane Harvey.

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Zika HOAX exposed:

Birth deformities not caused by virus W.H.O. and MONSANTO are

Despite all the public hoopla, all the cases of microcephaly being discovered in Brazil have never been scientifically linked to the Zika virus. A group of doctors from South America are now saying the brain deformations the world is witnessing are caused by the mass fumigation of low-income Brazilian people with a chemical larvicide, not by mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus.

What were seeing with the brain deformations of children, in other words, is more like the history of thalidomide, a prescription medicine given to pregnant women that caused children to be born with limbs missing. But the official narrati...


Afghanistan War Report September 16, 2017: Taliban Attacks NATO Convoy "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

from SouthFront On Friday, a Taliban suicide bomber driving a car bomb slammed into a convoy of NATO forces near Kandahar Airbase in Trank Pul area of Kandahar province. Kandahar provincial governor spokesperson, Fazal Bari Baryalai, said the attack totally destroyed one of the vehicles carrying Romanian soldiers. NATOs spokesperson confirmed a small number of []


The Spiral of Police Violence : A Work of Art Criticism "IndyWatch Feed War"

Typical policing during the G20 summit in Hamburg.

It has recently come to light that over 31,000 police officers were on duty in Hamburg during last summers G20 summit. Of all the footage taken that week, one photograph truly captures the spirit and quality of policing during the G20. What is it about this picture that fascinates us? In this essay, our arts desk editor analyzes the image, illuminating what makes it so strangely compelling.

The eye begins with the circle of the bicycle wheel. A circle is not a spiral. In the wheel, all spokes exist in perfect tension, extending toward a perimeter that can only go around and around. Circles fascinate us because they are perfect in exactly the way life is not: they are static, endless, utterly smooth. A circle is a closed system. A spiral is a system of dynamic movement. The Fibonacci spiral depicts the mathematical ratios that the growth of cells, the dispersion of sunflower seeds, and the eddies of water in tide pools all have in common. These ratios order the branching of trees, the fruitlets of a pineapple, the flowering of artichoke, an uncurling fern, the family tree of honeybees. They are the first words of the story of all life on Earth. When we lay the Fibonacci spiral across this photograph, the visual rhythms that convey the narrative snap into place.

Above the static circles of the bicycle, our story begins: colorful graffiti, a metal fence supplementing a low stone wall. Above the wall, a procession of police officers tumbles as though blown by an invisible wind. The first to pass over the wall is hunched like a bear, pinned to the sky like a constellation. Even as he rises he is falling: his muscles are limp and he faces the earth as if held by an invisible hook. We cant tell how much of this motion is voluntaryis he leaping or being pushed?

The officer behind him remains a mystery. Upright and mostly hidden, he occupies a different world. For convenience, we can call this the past.

Moving forward, the eye meets two more foot soldiers of the state. Weve reached the top of the spiral, where a strong vertical line bisects these figuresone jumping with arm upraised, the other with fingertips reaching earthward. Like combatants in a Brueghel painting, these figures are fixed in awkward and chaotic gestures. We can almost imagine them as one person duplicated at different moments along this cartwheel, then spli...


Trump's base is furious about DACA deal coming ahead of The Wall - threaten to withdraw support "IndyWatch Feed World"

Early Thursday morning President Trump confirmed a congressional deal on DACA is in the works and will come before the border wall. "We're working on a plan - subject to getting massive border controls. We're working on a plan for DACA. People want to see that happen. You have 800,000 young people, brought here, no fault of their own. So we're working on a plan, we'll see how it works out. We're going to get massive border security as part of that. And I think something can happen, we'll see what happens, but something will happen," Trump said according to the pool report," he said. "The wall will come later, we're right now renovating large sections of wall, massive sections, making it brand new." An overwhelming majority of the country, including many people who voted for Trump, believe a DACA deal should be reached. The President's hardcore base, however, is having none of it.


Trump Heading Toward Confrontation with Iran? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Trump Heading Toward Confrontation with Iran? | donald-trump4 | Politics Trump



Trump, neocons in Washington, AIPAC, Netanyahu and likeminded Israeli hardliners are militantly opposed to Iran for its sovereign independence and opposition to US/Israeli imperial aims.


Monday in Buenos Aires on a Latin America tour, Netanyahu raged against Iran, wrongfully accusing the country of terrorism, ignoring Israeli high crimes of war and against humanity, its vicious persecution against millions of Palestinians.


Argentinas Nobel Peace Prize laureate Adolfo Perez Esquivel blasted him for committing crimes against humanitykilling civilians, bombing schools, hospitals and Palestinian mosques, (and) provid(ing) protection to a repressor of the last Argentine dictatorship.


He referred to Israels refusal to extradite Teodoro Anibal Gauto, accused of committi...


Time to launch an investigation: US evacuations of Daesh militants may prompt 'political earthquake' if confirmed "IndyWatch Feed World"

The report of the alleged evacuation of Daesh field commanders by the US Air Force deserves further examination experts told Sputnik. While the evacuees could have been US informers or Daesh defectors fleeing the region amid the Syrian Arab Army's advance, it appears what occurred is enough to launch an investigation. If the information on the evacuation of Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) field commanders by the US military is proven to be true and there's confirmation that there was some kind of direct US support for the terrorist organization, it will prompt a "political earthquake" in the United States, Israeli political analyst Avigdor Eskin told Sputnik. On September 7, a military and diplomatic source told Sputnik that US Air Force helicopters had evacuated Daesh field commanders from Deir ez-Zor to northern Syria. "If the current information will lead us to the proven conclusion of their direct collaboration with Daesh, this will be like a huge atomic explosion," Eskin emphasized.


Political Responses to Terror Are Sorely Lacking This is NOT Good Enough "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Political Responses to Terror Are Sorely Lacking This is NOT Good Enough by Mark Angelides IWB After yet another terror attack in the city of London, once again the political elites have marshaled their ideas and forces and done...

The post Political Responses to Terror Are Sorely Lacking This is NOT Good Enough appeared first on The Daily Coin.


Letter to my American friends "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Introduction by the Saker: During my recent hurricane-induced evacuation from Florida, I had the pleasure to see some good friends of mine (White Russian emigrs and American Jews who now


Indigenous Women's Divestment Delegation to Europe, Autumn 2017 "IndyWatch Feed War"

. Dear Friends and Allies, With extreme weather from devastating flooding to raging fires experienced around the world these past weeks - it could not be more clear that the Earth is again sending us an urgent message that we must take immediate action to keep fossil fuels in the ground - and re-vision and re-build a just and sustainable future for all. With these


Conservation Tourism and Species Survival "IndyWatch Feed World"

A recent study found that the value of jaguars to tourism (US$6,827,392) was far in excess of the cost to ranchers from depredation of their cattle (US$121,500)


The intersection between jaguar territory and tourism has been part of our work for decades, in both the Paraguayan Pantanal, Costa Ricas Osa Peninsula and more recently in northwestern Belize.

Weve seen the efficacy of species protection via conservation tourism when the economic value of species survival is quantified. This is good news for one of our favorite animals.



Holy Karmic Acuity with Pine Cone: Yo Ho Ho Yo Yo "IndyWatch Feed World"

YoYo Kid - World's Best YoYo Champion

Whos to say Who I AM, and from Whose Ho in Yo I am That Yo That Thou can Ho Ho Art?

May I disappear for~every~where within the Art of Holy Spirit Yo Yo stillness where every vortex in the Joyful disappearance of the Ho Ho Universe cooperates altogether as if nobody moves to stop the music, I wanna get off? Can The One spin in high vibration Delight Frequency Communion, and walk across the floor, only to Yo Yo jump up again balancing on a tiny string, without my assuming separation anoma~lies need to tangle arrogant yarns of Time in Space again, as if not, as if were, even possible now?

Is Universal Ascension the realer teacher that matriculates gender-need for difference, or was it me all along, that spins the Wheel of Karma, until Yo Ho Ho Yo Yo does for me what nobody else can, ever do without me? Am I Karma, itself, or is Karma my dream lost in the illusion of separation, until the Lights come on inside this gender Ping-ho Pong-yo Yes/No ambivalent movie? Is Immortal Love the absence of Mortal gender separation motives, or is the illusion of Mortal gender the absence of Yo Yo YO, from Holy Spirits Ho Ho invisible disappearance of deaths new perspective?

AM I a this, or AM I a That That Thou art, and what is art except the death of Creative Intelligence, its it-less self where form transforms ONENESS again, right back where Time farted in Space, and forced us to breath in on the Karmic-way out again? Can I ever, really be free of moving, or is driving a car, just the illusion of freedom, and what is Big Oil, except another way for us to pay for Money Wars with the, very undead lives that Yo Yo slippery husbands with slippery wives, keep resentment-dying without any more Ho Ho in our slippery Ping-ho, Pong-yo EXXON-double cross Karmic-mirror suffering our, own lost future past half-life Tar-baby Wheel of Dark shiny new used-car Cabal-children?

I am so gratefully surprised with Holy Spirit Delight humor, that ...


The Democratic Push For Single-Payer Could Hand Trump A Second Term "IndyWatch Feed"

Identity politics and freebies is all the democrats have to offer. Via NRO: Today is single-payer day. Bernie Sanders is introducing the Medicare for All Act of 2017, and this time hes no lone socialist crying in the progressive wilderness. A total of 15 Democratic senators are backing his bill, including most of the top []


No: Corporate taxes should be reformed, not cut "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

as a matter of simple arithmetic, if our corporations pay less in taxes, the rest of us will have to pay more. Yes, Republicans promise us tax cuts will lead to a surge of investment and growth, but we've heard this one before. It didn't happen when we had big tax cuts under Ronald Reagan and it didn't happen when we had big tax cuts under George W. Bush.


Vladimir Putin and Russia versus Zionist Fairytales "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Phil Butler New Eastern Outlook 16.09.2017 Did you read the latest news that Vladimir Putin is rich and evil? Oh, you dont read anymore, more power to you. Fake news has it that the Russian president has a new secret holiday mansion worth untold millions. Furthermore, some of the stories tell of []


Some politicians are nuts ! "IndyWatch Feed World"

Donald Trump beware: apprentice Deez Nuts is top-polling independent

Meet the high schooler posting impressive polling figures in three states as his hilarious candidacy turns in numbers that look like more than just a joke

Deez Nuts may only be 15 but is managing impressive poll numbers.
 Deez Nuts may only be 15 but is managing impressive poll numbers. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP

Unlike his competitors in the race to be president in 2016 people like Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton, or Trump Deez Nuts has no public profile. He will likely never appear in any televised debates; he has never held public office.

Wednesday was a big day for Deez Nuts. First he won 9% of the vote as an independent in a Public Policy Polling poll of voters in North Carolina which, on top of recent results of 8% in Minnesota and 7% in Iowa from pr...


New York TV stations smear Roger Waters who praises BDS as one of most admirable pieces of resistance world has seen "IndyWatch Feed War"

Roger Waters brought his national tour to New York this week. Tonight he is on Long Island, and regrettably the New York media have given a platform to Israel fanatics to smear the songwriter/bassist. Local TV stations have passed on outrageous statements, that Waters is an anti-Semite and that Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) is bigoted.

WABC reported:

Waters is an outspoken critic of Israel, and critics believe his message is bigoted

Waters says he is not an anti-Semite and that his message is being misunderstood.

WCBS reports:

Waters supports economic sanctions against Israel, but denies hes anti-Semitic.

Nassau County came out against the BDS movement but by then the contract for Waters appearance had already been signed

This is hateful journalism. Waterss denials of a charge that is not really a charge but a smear come across as hollow when screamers are given the opportunity to run down his character out of ignorance. And the journalists make no effort to report the other side: that Waterss show has almost nothing to do with Palestine, and a whole lot to do with Donald Trump (who is portrayed as a pig and nincompoop) and that many justice groups support BDS, which is a nonviolent campaign aimed at ending discrimination and apartheid, very much like the South African BDS campaign of 30 years ago.

There is no suggestion here of what many on the left understand: Roger Waters is a leader, a rock star who has placed his magnificent reputation and career on the line for the sake of Palestinians. How many cultural figures would so such a thing? Very few. Yet Waters has staked his reputation again and again, and forced other musicians to take a stand. His stance is simply noble, especially when you consider the power imbalance.

Waterss tour-de-force performance mentions Palestine once. One of the videos that screens during his songs I think it was Dark Side of the Moon, I was in Brooklyn Monday night shows the Israeli separation wall going through the West Bank. It zooms in on the wall for a few seconds, as an example of mans cruelty to mans fellows.

Waters explained that BDS is the voice of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott, in the New York Times last weekend. And on Thursday he told Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! about the ac...


OWE AKU 'Open Workshop Radiation and Health, Pine Ridge' "IndyWatch Feed War"

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US-Backed Militants Block Syrian Forces From Crossing Euphrates River "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Euphrates River remains not only a vital lifeline across much of eastern Syria but also an important boundary area, which has become increasingly more important throughout the Syrian War.

Early in the war, Turkey warned they would not let any Kurds cross to the west of the Euphrates, and that this amounted to a red line.

Today, US-backed Kurdish YPG forces are saying they will not allow any Syrian military forces to cross to the eastern side of the river as part of their anti-ISIS push.

The river bisects the Deir el Zor Province, which both the YPG and Syrian military are trying to recapture from ISIS.

In trying to forbid the military crossing the river, the YPG is effectively trying to claim this entire region for themselves.

If successful, the YPG would have control over nearly a third of Syria by controlling that side of the river. The Syrian government is not going to accept that, however, saying they are preparing to fight any forces they have to, in order to recapture their entire country, including US-backed groups.

Where this leaves the US is the big question, as generally speaking the US has supported attacking Syrian government forces to help the Kurds, but officially the US also supports keeping Syria in one piece, with a strong central government, an impossibility if the Syrian government loses that much of the country.

Top photo | A view of the city of Deir ez-Zor, Syria, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. (AP Photo)

The post US-Backed Militants Block Syrian Forces From Crossing Euphrates River appeared first on MintPress News.


Man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' attacks two women with hammer in Chalon-sur-Saone, France "IndyWatch Feed World"

A man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' attacked two women with a hammer in Chalon-sur-Saone, French authorities confirmed. The attacker escaped the scene, but police have launched a large-scale manhunt using a helicopter. RT earlier reported that the attack took place in the city of Lyon, which was a mistake. The incident occurred in the town of Chalon-sur-Saone, some 113 km from Lyon. "A man assaulted two women using a hammer, slightly injuring one of them in the back of the head; both victims are in shock. The events took place near the city centre," Sane and Loire Prefecture confirmed.


The health industry fights back against single-payer "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

One sign that Bernie Sanderss single-payer health care plan is more substantial than earlier efforts is the quick and angry response of the parasitic health industry. They seem to be fearful that this movement might gain steam and are seeking to nip it in the bud. The major health insurance companies are already out with strong statements.

Whether its called single-payer or Medicare for All, government-controlled health care cannot work, David Merritt, vice president of Americas Health Insurance Plans, a lobbying group for health insurance companies, said in a statement to reporters.

The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers, another insurance lobby group, released a statement declaring that it adamantly opposes the creation of a single-payer regime, and our guard is up on these efforts. The release cited the rising popularity of single-payer proposals in California, New York, and Colorado, and now Sanderss effort in Congress.

These are worrisome developments, and the increased volume on single-payer is setting off alarms on what Democratic priorities could represent following seven years of failed ACA repeal efforts, the CIAB statement noted.

There are a number of former congresspersons who are now part of the industry lobby. This is how the lobby has always worked, buying off congresspersons and their staffs.

Former Rep. Bruce Morrison, the Connecticut Democrat who left Congress and is now a lobbyist for the American Hospital Association, dismissed the plan as doing too much to disrupt employer-based coverage.

A similar argument was made by former Democratic Rep. Earl Pomeroy of North Dakota, who lost his seat and is also now lobbying for a number of health care interests, including health insurance firm Aetna and drugmaker Novo Nordisk.

This group is following the same tactic that has been followed by groups opposed to any change in the status quo. They build up fear and uncertainty because the psychology of people is that when they are not sure of what to do, fear of the unknown tends to make them want to keep whatever they already have. (Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway documented this with a whole range of issues in their 2010 book Merchants of Doubt and the subsequent 2014 documentary of the same name, both of which I reviewed here.) The targets of the opposition blitz are...


National Security Head Issues Bold New Anti-Leak Plan, Which Quickly Leaks "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Fed up with the staggering number of leaks from an uncommonly fractured White House, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster has issued a sweeping new call for government-wide training to prevent unauthorized disclosure of both classified and some unclassified information


Iraq forces seize IS outpost ahead of Euphrates push "IndyWatch Feed War"


The capture of Akashat, a former mining town in mainly Sunni Arab Anbar province, came just hours after the forces assaulted it


Next Financial Crisis Six to Nine Months Away? Mike Mish Shedlock (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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The post Next Financial Crisis Six to Nine Months Away? Mike Mish Shedlock (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.


The Numbers Dont Lie: The Middle Class is Dead and It Is Not Coming Back "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


The term the American Dream, is a term first coined by writer James Truslow Adams 86 years ago. The American dream has become an unmitigated nightmare.


Michael Snyder recently wrote a very astute article in which he bemoaned the present status of the middle class. I want to begin where Mr. Snyder and I agree and then I want to take a look at economic factors that are not getting a lot attention as they relate to middle class economic health and well-being.

According t0 the GOBankingRates surveyonly 25 percent of all Americans have $10,000 or more in savings at this point

$0 saved: 39 percent
Less than $1,000 saved: 18 percent
$1,000 to $4,999 saved: 12 percent
$5,000 to $9,999 saved: 6 percent
$10,000 or more saved: 25 percent

Further, a full 25% of all Americans do not have a bank account. Why? The answer is simple, they have nothing left at the end of the month t deposit.

The condition of the middle class is catastrophic and the tragedy is present across all economic domains. This article will only analyze the status of the middle class as it relates to two standard measures of middle class economic health, the viability of home ownership and the readiness for retirement and in both cases, the middle class receives a grade of F-.

Vast Majority of the Middle Class Cannot Afford to Own a Home

As prices rise, homeownership rates are going in the op...


Was Passage Of ISIS Convoy Granted After American Citizen Fighting for ISIS Surrendered US Allies? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Thinking about the timeline:

 The Defense Department is legally detaining as a known enemy combatant an American citizen who turned himself over to the Syrian Democratic Forces this week, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Rob Manning said here today.
He wasnt captured, as is claimed in many headlines. He simply turned himself over to the Kurdish Forces in eastern Syria.
ABC news
The individual, who surrendered to Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on or around September 12th, has since been turned over to U.S. forces, said Eric Pahon, Department of Defense spokesperson.

This individual, has not been named in any article that I have read, turns himself in to the Kurdish militias around the 12th of September and on or about the 14th of September it is reported the ISIS convoy has reached its destination.


Updated Sept. 14, 2017 10:19 a.m. ET
BEIRUTIslamic State militants stranded in the Syrian desert for two weeks have reached their destination in eastern Syria, opposition activists said...

The US could have bombed that bus full of ISIS terrorists. But, they didnt. They blocked its passage, kept it under surveillance, but didnt destroy it.  This unnamed American turns himself in to the SDF/PKK/YPG on or around September 12, the bus is allowed to leave by the US, reaching its destination on or around the 14th of September. Is there a connection?


The Big Project: Humpty Dumpty, Israel and the "cool people"


URGENT! Identity Theft Insurance - FREE, 1790 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF Good morning, Im still reporting on: URGENT! Identity Theft Insurance - FREE, 1790 Synopsis: Although I was a paying member of Equifaxs credit monitoring service for years, I gave it up last month. Of course, Id tried to quit that is have them quite the $20 per month that was automatically being charged to my credit card, but for some reason they just never got round to actually killing off that payment. Less than a month after I quit, they announced the biggest heist of personal information in history affecting 143 million Americans. Thats way more than the number of Americans working full-time jobs today 127 million. When you go onto their website, they have a link to check if your personal data was compromised. Originally, I was so mad with them that I wasnt about to go on their website, especially since at first they put a sneaky clause in the notorious Terms and Conditions that if you used their website, you couldnt sue them later on. That sounded like good old Equifax to me so I stayed away. But, a story on Market Watch made me rethink that. First of all Congressional and public pressure had forced the company to take back the evil Terms and Conditions clause. But secondly, as Maria LaMangas piece pointed out, last year, 15.4 million people got hit with identity theft a rise of 16% over 2015. The average cost to each fraud victim was just over a thousand dollars to get things squared away. Ouch! The coming year is going to be another record catch for data fraudsters, and there have been so many breaches in the last few years that you might never get things squared away. How did it happen? Believe it or not, it was the oldest vulnerability in the book. Equifax used the word admin for the login and password of their database. Support Our Sponsors: - Life Change Tea: Rid Your Body From Toxins! - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Water Smacker - Makes your water less acidic by ionization. - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. - Jeevy Computers: Buy/Sell Bitcoin & other Cryptos: 888-844-7806 - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: - Denas Pain Relief Store: 503.395.4142 Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF 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:


Portugal gets credit rating upgraded "IndyWatch Feed World"


LISBON (Reuters) Standard & Poors on Friday became the first of the big three credit ratings agencies to lift Portugal back to investment grade, citing its improving economy and public finances.

Portugal lost the investment grade at the height of its debt crisis in January 2012.

The upgrade is likely to attract more portfolio investment in Portuguese debt at a time when the positive impact of the European Central Banks asset-buying program is subsiding.

We now expect that the yield spreads with most European countries will narrow and this is very important, for investors too, as they look a lot at the spreads, sometimes more than at the actual yields, Finance Minister Mario Centeno told Reuters.

We are now a lot more prepared for any future evolution of the monetary policy in Europe, he added.


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Draft. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Theres yet another piece lodged in my brain, and it wont let go. I am out of paper though. Eeesh. So, a first draft of I Have Seen The Moon will have to suffice for now, plus, painting! :D A good occupation for a wet, glaucous day. Click for full size.

C. Ford, all rights reserved.


Hillary on Maddow: South Korea Is Literally Within Miles of the Border With North Korea "IndyWatch Feed"

Hillary is the most clueless person alive. Of course, South Korea is on the border with North Korea, not miles from it. Further, Trump has been in constant contact with China, Japan and South Korea. His success with China shows in his ability to get the UN sanctions they were never able to get under []


VIDEO: Undercover Cop Handcuffs Innocent Man, Steals All of His Cash, Then Tells Him to Get Lost "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

robbedA man says San Diego Police robbed him of nearly $800 after detaining him and searching him because he "fit the description" of a suspect.


Harvard University bends the knee to the CIA over Manning fellowship "IndyWatch Feed World"

Let's get caught up real quick. On Wednesday, Harvard University announced that Chelsea Manning - who leaked evidence of U.S. war crimes in Iraq to Wikileaks and was incarcerated for seven years before being pardoned by Barack Obama - had been named a visiting fellow. I disagree with almost everything Obama did as president, but his pardoning of Manning is something I applaud. Then the CIA complained. The complaint was swift and two-pronged. First, former acting director of the CIA, Michael Morell, wrote a letter by which he resigned in protest. Then the current CIA director, Michael Pompeo wrote a note of his own, which included support for Morell. Morell's letter is absolutely incredible if you know some of this guy's history. I suggest reading the entire thing. Towards the end of the letter, Morell has the nerve to write: "I have an obligation to my conscience - and I believe to the country - to stand up against any efforts to justify leaks of sensitive national security information." Let's now take a moment to review this man's well documented conscience.


GCR/RV Intel SITREP: "Four Letter Words" -- September 16, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Source: Human Angel Services

More interesting Intel

Where are Bank of America, JP Morgan, Wells Fargo and Citibank in this great American revaluation of currencies?


Who controls the 7,400 off site redemption centers in the US versus the Tier 1 mega bank we were always told ran the roost?


What is the current status of the RV in terms of military readiness and international diplomacy?


How many nations are still left to accomplish all the GESARA treaty mandates including the United States?


Who is the undercover military operative that was turned into a politician to one day be inserted as President and lead the restored Republic?


Did all American sovereign debt instruments collapse at once back in December 2012 when the Federal Reserve Bank Act ended, which also ended the USD's run as the world reserve currency? SURE What year did the USD legally collapse due to a lack of gold backing the Federal Reserve Bank issued currency?


How did the cabal scramble after the Chinese Elders forewarned the world they would end the USA, Inc. and collapse the entire US economy to do so in the process?


Did President Obama surrender the entire American economy, government, military and foreign policy decisions to China in a historic detente meeting during his second term?



CIA Wants Authority to Conduct Drone Strikes in Afghanistan "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Pentagon fears US troops would face backlash from CIA drone attacks.

(ANTIWAR.COM)  The expansion of US military operations around the drone has coincided with the Pentagon having an increasingly large drone arsenal to carry out unmanned airstrikes around the world. Thats given them an opportunity to massively increase spending on drone warfare.

But the CIA also invested massively in drone warfare, and officials are looking for more opportunities to use those drones from extrajudicial killings. This has led CIA Director Mike Pompeo to press President Trump for authority to conduct drone strikes in Afghanistan.

Military drone strikes are common in Afghanistan, and Pentagon officials arent clear what the CIA thinks their drones can do that the existing drones arent already doing. On top of that, since the CIA declines comment on their strikes, the Pentagon is worried CIA strikes that kill civilians will lead to blowback against US ground troops.

The CIA doesnt appear to have good answers for the Pentagons concerns, so much as they have a lot of drones they want to get more use out of. Pompeo has bragged that President Trump has been eager to grant him more authority and more resources whenever hes asked, even though the specifics of what theyre doing and why remains largely secret.

By Jason Ditz / Republished with permission / ANTIWAR.COM / Report a typo

This article was chosen for republication based on the interest of our readers. Anti-Media republishes stories from a number of other independent news sources. The views expressed in this article are the authors own and do not reflect Anti-Media editorial policy.


Horror crash on M5 Motorway leaves four dead "IndyWatch Feed World"

M5 crash leaves at least four people dead after truck crashed through central reservation into oncoming traffic

M5 just past Bristol , at least four people have died after a lorry reportedly smashed through a central barrier on the M5 and into oncoming traffic.

Motorists are stuck in six-mile long tailbacks expected to last into the evening after the horror smash near Gloucestershire.

According to witnesses a lorry travelling on the southbound carriageway smashed through the central barrier and ploughed into traffic.

Emergency crews raced to the scene and placed diversions.

The M5 is likely to be closed for much of the afternoon and into the evening, according to the authorities.


"Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?" The Atlantic "IndyWatch Feed War"

"Todays teens are ... less likely to date. The initial stage of courtship, which Gen Xers called liking (as in Ooh, he likes you!), kids now call talkingan ironic choice for a generation that prefers texting to actual conversation. After...


WATCH: Cops Plot Cover-Up to Protect Drunk Prosecutor After Crash, Blame Victim Instead "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Police were caught planning a cover-up and blaming an innocent victim, after a prosecutor caused a car accident and failed 3 field sobriety tests.


What a Wonderful World US Saviour Complex "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Bruno Guigue
21st Century Wire

Purveyor of platitudes, the West portrays itself as the epitome of universal values . A paragon of democracy, this champion of human rights always deploys its presumed virtues in support of its hegemonic ambitions. Like the Fairy Godmother, doing her best to match her morals with her interests, she veils her ambitions with the cloak of Law and Justice. 

Thus, the Free World goes about bombing foreign nations for the sake of democracy, preferably in oil or mineral-rich territories. By combining a simple creed with capitalist greed, it is acting as if it can convert its economic supremacy into moral privilege.

The rest of the world is not fooled by these tactics, but who cares? The Free World is always right because it represents the good fight and for as long as it is the most powerful, it will not be contradicted. The inherent barbarism that it projects onto others is the counter to its self-proclaimed monopoly on civilization. Sanctified by the holy order of right to intervene, a marriage of the GI sandbags with the Kouchner-style bag of rice, the West, vassalized by Washington, believes wholeheartedly that they can save the world by subjugating it to the pitiless ravages demanded by the financial vultures and military industrial complex.

This supremacist enterprise was not born yesterday. It was midwived in the historical period dear to Fernand Braudel, that of the emergence of the world economy. Driven by its superior technological advances, since the Renaissance, the western world has propelled itself towards the conquest of our planet earth. Patiently, the west has appropriated other cultures, o...


Reagan-era documents shed light on U.S. 'meddling' in other government's affairs "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Secret" documents from the Reagan administration show how the U.S. embedded "political action," i.e., the manipulation of foreign governments, in ostensibly well-meaning organizations. "Secret" documents, recently declassified by the Reagan presidential library, reveal senior White House officials reengaging a former CIA "proprietary," The Asia Foundation, in "political action," an intelligence term of art for influencing the actions of foreign governments. The documents from 1982 came at a turning-point moment when the Reagan administration was revamping how the U.S. government endeavored to manipulate the internal affairs of governments around the world in the wake of scandals in the 1960s and 1970s involving the Central Intelligence Agency's global covert operations. Instead of continuing to rely heavily on the CIA, President Reagan and his national security team began offloading many of those "political action" responsibilities to "non-governmental organizations" (NGOs) that operated in a more overt fashion and received funding from other U.S. government agencies. But secrecy was still required for the involvement of these NGOs in the U.S. government's strategies to bend the political will of targeted countries. If the "political action" of these NGOs were known, many countries would object to their presence; thus, the "secret" classification of the 1982 White House memos that I recently obtained via a "mandatory declassification review" from the archivists at the Reagan presidential library in Simi Valley, California.


Despair of Despair "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I respect BDS and all their activists who are sincerely striving to liberate the Palestinians and make peace between them and us. The effort being made now in the US to enact a law forbidding their activity looks to me both ridiculous and anti-democratic.


Former al-Qaeda vows to fight on, says Syria de-escalation deal is surrender "IndyWatch Feed War"


Hayat Tahrir al-Sham said the deal would 'end with restoring Bashar's rule' to rebel areas


Syrian Army Retakes 6 Villages From ISIS In ISIS-held Pocket East Of Salamiyah (Maps) "IndyWatch Feed War"

Syrian Army Retakes 6 Villages From ISIS In ISIS-held Pocket East Of Salamiyah (Maps)

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On Saturday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the National Defense Forces (NDF) and the Qalamoun Shield Forces (QSF) retook 6villages inside the ISIS-held pocket east of the government-held city of Salamiyah.

The SAA, the NDF and the QSF liberated Hanutah, Mushrifah, Khalid Hilal, Abu Jurays, Shindaghiyah and Shamaliyah villages.

Earlier this week, Mushrifah, Khalid Hilal were seized by ISIS, but on Satruday they returned to government forces.

A fierce fighting continues in the eastern Salamiyah pocket north of the Homs-Palmyra highway as a high number of ISIS members remain in this low urbanized mountain area.

The ongoing battle draws the SAA resources that could be used on other frontlines. However, a threat that ISIS poses east of Salamiyah cannot be ignored.

Syrian Army Retakes 6 Villages From ISIS In ISIS-held Pocket East Of Salamiyah (Maps)

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Cops go onto innocent man's property, beat him, charge him with a felony "IndyWatch Feed World"

Police officers in Tulsa, Oklahoma, were caught on video commending each other on their use of force in the arrest of a suspect-but the man they put in handcuffs was an innocent man they beat to a bloody pulp, after trespassing on his property. Now, he is the one facing criminal charges. Jack Morris, a 53-year-old man from Tulsa, is charged with a felony count of assault and battery on a police officer, and misdemeanor complaints of assault on an officer, obstruction and resisting an officer. When Morris was brought to jail on Aug. 16, his face was bloodied and swollen, his shirt was covered in blood, and he was eventually taken to an Emergency Room, where he received nine stitches and was treated for a broken arm. However, there are still questions as to how Morris became a police suspect in the first place.


6000 ground troops at the taxpayers expense ~ for what? "IndyWatch Feed World"


(ANTIWAR.COM)   Adding on to the 3,500 troop escalation already announced for the Afghan War, officials are now reporting that another 6,000-plus ground troops from Fort Carson are also slated for a future deployment to the Afghan country....


There is a hot hand after all "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This paper, The Hot-Hand Fallacy: Cognitive Mistakes or Equilibrium Adjustments? Evidence from Major League Baseball, delivers on both the theory and the empirics:

We test for a hot hand (i.e., short-term predictability in performance) in Major League Baseball using panel data. We find strong evidence for its existence in all 10 statistical categories we consider. The magnitudes are significant; being hot corresponds to between one-half and one standard deviation in the distribution of player abilities. Our results are in notable contrast to the majority of the hot-hand literature, which has generally found either no hot hand or a very weak hot hand in sports, often employing basketball shooting data. We argue that this difference is attributable to endogenous defensive responses: basketball presents sufficient opportunity for transferring defensive resources to equate shooting probabilities across players, whereas baseball does not. We then develop a method to test whether baseball teams do respond appropriately to hot opponents. Our results suggest teams respond in a manner consistent with drawing correct inference about the magnitude of the hot hand except for a tendency to overreact to very recent performance (i.e., the last five attempts).

That is from Brett Green and Jeffrey Zwiebel, via Rolf Degen.  Here are ungated versions.

The post There is a hot hand after all appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.


Watchdog: Atticas Mental Health Unit A Haven For Abuse "IndyWatch Feed World"

A new report from Disability Rights New York, the federal watchdog for people with disabilities in the state, found rampant abuse and neglect within the mental health treatment unit at the Attica Correctional Facility.

Under state law, people with diagnosed serious mental illness, who face punitive solitary confinement in excess of 30 days, are to be diverted from a Special Housing Unit (SHU) to a Residential Mental Health Unit (RMHU). Unlike the SHU, the RMHU is supposed to be a therapeutic, non-disciplinary unit operated by both corrections and mental health staff.

People incarcerated in the RMHU remain in their cells for at least 19 hours a day. They are to be let out for four hours each weekday to participate in programming and get one hour for recreation, according to the report [PDF].

The law requires RMHU patients receive therapy and programming in settings that are appropriate to their clinical needs while ensuring the safety and security of the unit. Their mental health needs are to be considered before restricting their time out of cell, reviewing their disciplinary segregation sanctions, or taking other actions against them.

While in theory the RMHU is supposed to be a therapeutic alternative to punitive solitary confinement, in reality there are many similarities between the two.


Cell Shields

Take, for example, the use of cell shields in Atticas RMHU. DRNY describes the shields as a restrictive device that can be affixed to an inmates cell door. It is made of Plexiglas with small air holes at the bottom.

Air can typically flow through the metal mesh gate that covers RMHU cells. However, when a cell shield is installed, the air grows hot and stale, visibility is limited, and it becomes harder to communicate with people outside the cell, including mental health staff. The persons isolation is intensified, and especially for those prescribed psychotropic medications that cause heat sensitivity, the stress can be dangerous.



Bitcoin, Sour Grapes and Jamie Dimon "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Bitcoin, Sour Grapes and Jamie Dimon by Charles Hugh Smith Daily Reckoning Institutional ownership of bitcoin is in the very early stages. If I had a bitcoin for every time some pundit declared bitcoin is a bubble, Id be...

The post Bitcoin, Sour Grapes and Jamie Dimon appeared first on The Daily Coin.


Dip update 84/n "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

[Orig: Sept 16, 2017]
Hi everyone,
Here is the latest from LCO.  Note that I have dropped one of the comparison stars from OGG because it was occasionally falling on a part of the camera's CCD with a hot pixel. LSU grad student Tyler Ellis has developed a nifty method using Gaussian Processes to 'fix' these pixels, however we will omit using this comparison star in these posts until all the data are run through his pipeline.   
~Tabby and team
PS: These observations are happening because of the wonderful backers of our 2016 Kickstarter project. The Kickstarter campaign has ended, but we are still accepting donations to purchase additional observing time on the LCO 0.4m network. Thanks in advance for your support!      


"IndyWatch Feed World"

For many Jews, Nazis are public enemy No. 1, and using Nazi imagery to make a political point is strictly verboten. But some young, right-wing Israelis aren't buying it. Inspired by the so-called alt-right abroad, their online community makes liberal use of anti-Semitic and Nazi imagery to mock and malign what it sees as the real threat: Israeli and Jewish leftists. "We're fighting back in a new way," said Guy Levy, 40, the manager of an advertising office in Beersheba and a participant in the community. "Our messages aren't politically correct, but that's what makes them funny, and stinging." Many Israelis heard about this community for the first time Saturday when Yair Netanyahu, the prime minister's 26-year-old son, credited its main Facebook page as the source of an anti-Semitic-themed cartoon he shared. The page, called Tight Memes Against Kakihomoshit Leftists, has since been heavily referenced in the local media. The publicity significantly expanded it following.


Turkey: Anarchist magazine distributors jailed for six months "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Repression against the team at Meydan anarchist magazine in Turkey took another twist on Thursday after three members of the distribution team were jailed for six months each. The three volunteers, Nergis en, Rfat Gven and Zeynel uhadar were taken into custody (picture above) after the publication of Meydan Gazette issue 33, which called for an []


10 Random Disturbing Facts Most Americans Are Too Fearful To Face "IndyWatch Feed World"

10 Random Disturbing Facts Most Americans Are Too Fearful To Face | head-in-the-sand | False Flags Government Government Control Government Corruption Sleuth Journal Society

Sometimes you have to put out information in hopes that those who havent heard this will at least absorb a fraction of it. If you havent heard this and you absorb just one of these random points, I believe that may be enough to cause a major paradigm shift your life or in the life of someone you know. Here are 10 random, mostly recent but some archival information that is factual and verifiable for anyone willing to look it up.

1- Genetically Modified Foods are illegal in many countries for health and medical reasons all the while the U.S. passes laws making GMO labeling illegal. You may be thinking, say what?  Thats right. U.S. citizens are being propagandized daily and are being practically forced to blindly consume GMOs while countries like Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Madeira, New Zealand, Peru, Australia, Russia, France and Switzerland have all booted Monsanto and their GMO crops from their countries. Thats like being booted out of a town for being a rapist and child molester only to have that same person settle into the next town over and become a grade school teacher or pastor. Now imagine the citizens of that other town having a law forced on them that says rapists and child molesters must be allowed to teach little kids and run churches. Thats what were talking about here.

While humanity in other countries wake up fully to the dangers of GMO foods, Monsanto and other GMO food producers are having a feast in the U.S. buying out politicians, distorting news, research and evidence that proves GMO foods are directly linked to cancer. Like a scene from a bad movie only its not a movie it life. Actually its YOUR life if you are i...


BREAKING: U2 Cancels STL Concert Due to Violent Protests Police Unable to Protect Audience "IndyWatch Feed"

U2 cancelled their concert scheduled for Saturday in St. Louis because police are unable to provide protection for the audience following the Black Lives Matter violence Friday.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports:

Live Nation and U2 announced the news in a joint statement. We have been informed by the St. Louis Police Department that they are not in a position to provide the standard protection for our audience as would be expected for an event of this size. We have also been informed that local crowd security personnel would not be at full capacity.

 In light of this information, we cannot in good conscience risk our fans safety by proceeding with tonights concert. As much as we regret having to cancel, we feel it is the only acceptable course of action in the current environment. Live Nation and U2
Jim Hofts niece was going to attend Saturdays U2 concert. She was worried after Friday nights violence then got word the concert was cancelled. She has yet to hear back from Ticketmaster regarding refunds.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that fans will begin receiving refunds for non-internet purchases at 10 AM Monday.

Hundreds of St. Louis #BackLivesMatter protesters shut down Kingshighway in the Central West End Friday night.

The protesters held a rally there in the Central West End restaurant district for a couple hours.


Black Lives Matter thugs hurled bricks at police officers. Three police officers were transported to the hospital.

The Governor of St. Louis, Eric Greitens made a powerful statement regarding the thugs throwing bricks at police officers.


Remember the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing "IndyWatch Feed"

This is just a brief reminder that its the 54th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama. We should take a moment to remember Addie Mae Collins (age 14), Carol Denise McNair (age 11), Carole Robertson (age 14), and Cynthia Wesley (age 14), the four African-American girls who were killed in the attack while they were changing into their choir clothes. We should also remember the four Klansmen who were responsible: Thomas Edwin Blanton, Jr., Herman Frank Cash, Robert Edward Chambliss, and Bobby Frank Cherry.

I also want to mention another victim:

Virgil Ware, aged 13, was shot in the cheek and chest with a revolver in a residential suburb 15 miles north of the city. A 16-year-old white youth named Larry Sims fired the gun (given to him by another youth named Michael Farley) at Ware, who was sitting on the handlebars of a bicycle ridden by his brother. Sims and Farley had been riding home from an anti-integration rally which had denounced the church bombing. When he spotted Ware and his brother, Sims fired twice, reportedly with his eyes closed. (Sims and Farley were later convicted of second-degree manslaughter, although the judge suspended their sentences and imposed two years probation upon each youth.)

Id like to look back at this history and see it as little more than an unfortunate part of our past. But then I see stuff like this on a constant basis:

A St. Louis judge on Friday found former police officer Jason Stockley not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of black motorist Anthony Lamar Smith.

This Court, in conscience, cannot say that the State has proven every element of murder beyond a reasonable doubt, or that the State has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant did not act in self-defense, St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson wrote in his ruling.

I didnt sit in the courtroom and hear all the evidence in this case. I do know that the officer stated that he was going to kill the motorist and then did in fact kill him. I know that there is footage that doesnt show the gun that was recovered, and that the gun had the officers DNA on it and not the DNA of Anthony Lamar Smith.

Without committing one way or the other in this particular case, I just see a lot of acquittals in cases where there seems like there should be a conviction. I see a lot of decisions not to p...

Maybe Trump's Base Wants Insults, Not Policy "IndyWatch Feed"

I generally dont share the productions of my conspiratorial mind, but I can come up with wild theories just as well as any drunk at the end of the bar. I had an idea floating around the ole noggin during the early stages of the primaries that Donald Trump was working for the Russians and his mission was simply to derail the nomination of Jeb Bush. His secondary mission would be to go after any other candidates of an especially neoconservative bent, particularly Marco Rubio. He wasnt supposed to win. That idea was ridiculous, even for Trump. But if he could hurt the more anti-Russia wing of the GOP, that would be considered a big success.

I think my theory is probably too pat, and Ive never advanced it seriously, but it doesnt seem as outlandish today as it did before we knew the extent of the campaigns connections to Moscow. What we know for sure is that Trump launched his campaign as basically a traveling insult comic. His opponents were low-energy losers who had failed at everything theyd ever attempted. The more he belittled and humiliated other Republicans, the more the Republican primary voters loved him. This isnt to discount the other well known factor that helped him win loyal adherents. Obviously, his political incorrectness on race and gender attracted a deplorable set of born a**holes. But we risk forgetting how important his abuse of his Republican opponents was to his success if we focus solely on his racism and misogyny. When he called Ben Carson a brain-damaged sociopath and accused Ted Cruzs father of killing JFK and gave out Lindsey Grahams personal phone number, his fans heart swelled with adoration. Most famously, he had the gall to mock John McCain for getting captured, and it actually helped his cause. I suppose he got a two-fer when said there was something wrong with Carly Fiorinas face.

I was reminded of all this while reading Greg Sargents piece in todays Washington Post. Sargent explores the possible fallout from Trumps recent moves on immigration and whether they have the potential to cause an erosion of support among Trumps strongest supporters. And, I think, its quite possible that Trump wont see much erosion at all for the simple reason that people underestimate how much of his appeal came out of the joy he created when he abused and humiliated the Republican establishment.

Republican voters havent been giving high approval numbers to their congressional leaders for quite some time now, and this certainly hasnt improved with the failure to repeal Obamacare or move any...

All the World's a Stage "IndyWatch Feed"

I feel like my blogging has gotten painfully repetitive, and I apologize for that. My compulsion to keep hitting many of the same themes like a dead horse is driven by the persistence and strength of narratives that I feel are dangerously wrong. Sometimes its easier to see something after the fact, and if you go back to what I wrote just prior to President Trump making a deal with Schumer and Pelosi, youll see that I was saying that the time had come for the right to be sidelined.

In that piece, I used the Heritage Foundations September action plan as a stand-in for the right, so I was focused on a broad array of policies. It wasnt just the debt ceiling and a possible government shutdown, but also what to do with the FAA and CHIP and national flood insurance policy. The overall conclusion, though, was that the right was still making impossible demands on Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan. By extension, they were making impossible demands on Donald Trump, too. And it was getting late enough in the game that it just wasnt going to be possible to humor the right anymore. It was time for the entire Republican leadership to pivot and start working with the Democrats.

When it actually happened, the next day, it was of course disguised and filled with sideshow narratives about Trump selling Ryan and McConnell out, but the truth was that Ryan and McConnell were every bit at the end of their ropes as the president was, and they all needed to pivot. To be honest, I had been thinking about that moment for almost a year. Back in October of 2016, when I still thought the Access Hollywood tape had destroyed any chance Trump had, I was already thinking about September 2017 and what it would do to the Republican Speaker when he or she had to raise the debt ceiling and avoid a shutdown for President Clinton.

My assumption at that point was that Ryan would not seek to be reelected Speaker if Trump lost and would not succeed if he tried.

Again, were assuming here that Clinton wins the presidency and the Republicans retain a narrower majority in the House.

The Republicans will search around for someone who is willing to take the job of passing spending bills that President Clinton wont veto. But the standard theyll set for their candidate is that they wont pass spending bills that President Clinton will sign. Only a fool would volunteer for such an assignment, and only someone dishonest could fulfill both roles at once.

The House Republican caucus will struggle to find a candidate and they will struggle even mor...

Trump's Retreat From a Blind Alley "IndyWatch Feed"

Its admittedly hard to read a man like Donald Trump. He isnt consistent. His word is not good. His comprehension of some of the basics of our system of government is shockingly low. His understanding of history, both recent and distant, is horribly flawed. His grasp of what is easy and difficult doesnt appear to exist. He beat all his political opponents without seeming to have a realistic and overarching strategy, but more through a series of tactical battles that involved as many big losses as big wins. He lives in the moment and doesnt follow even a basic script. Hes driven by lower emotions and is blinded to larger concerns.

So, it wasnt really possible to confidently predict that he would not want to deport the Dreamers. His reaction to Charlottesville and his pardon of Joe Arpaio could have legitimately led people to conclude that his racial animosity would outweigh his compassion and that his strategic vision was focused on shoring up the support of his racist base.

I perhaps am willing to give him too much credit for strategic thinking, although Im wary of underestimating him after having done so for too long. But, I saw some of his racial misbehavior in August as a potential prophylactic against the backlash he knew was coming in September when he knew he would have to back down on DACA and the border wall and strike a deal with the Democrats on fiscal and budgetary issues.

After all, the backlash was very predictable:


Worlds biggest archive of animal sounds "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from the USA says about itself:

Decades of bird signals, songs digitized for scientific research Science Nation

21 August 2017

Tease: Cornell Lab of Ornithology leads 21st century makeover for animal behavior studies

Description: The worlds largest scientific archive of animal signal recordings, the Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds, is partnering with other institutions to co-curate and digitize an enormous archive of animal audio and video recordings from the librarys vaults.

The analog material in the librarys collection at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology includes recordings of mainly birds, but also frogs, fish and insects, going back a few decades. The collections are a bonanza for animal behaviorists, who use the archives to study birds and other animals from all over the world, including some that are now extinct, such as the imperial woodpecker.

Accessible digital audio recordings of animal signals will make it easier for researchers to investigate a host of scientific questions, including what can scientists learn about the responses of animals to anthropogenic noise and other human activities.

By providing a useful co-curation system and encouraging collection of recordings along with physical specimens, this project is expected to transform the way researchers collect and use biological specimens in the future.

The research in this episode is supported by...



New broadcast by Chris Cook with John Helmer, Victoria, B.C., Canada
Listen to the discussion of Canadas Foreign Minister Chrystia Freelands special relationship with George Soros, Victor Pinchuk,  and the Galician liquidationist lobby which The Real News Network didnt allow to be broadcast in the US.
Is the minister, the member of parliament for Toronto, accountable for her actions in relation t...


Why Climate "Alarmists" Should Not Be Ignored "IndyWatch Feed War"

Why Climate "Alarmists" Should Not Be Ignored

Friday, September 15, 2017 By Scott Colvin, Truthout | Op-Ed 


Daimler Has New Electric Trucks and a Buyer for Them: the United Parcel Service "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

On Thursday, Daimler announced that it would bring its line of short-haul electric trucks to the US. The United Parcel Service (UPS) will buy the first three trucks, and Daimler is also offering eight trucks to New York City-based non-profits, including the Wildlife Conservation Society, the New York Botanical Garden, Habitat for Humanity New York City, and Big Reuse Brooklyn.
The Fuso eCanter trucks will have a range of 62 miles (or about 100km) and will be sold in Japan and Europe as well. Daimler said it's only planning on producing 500 trucks in the next year, but it intends to start mass-producing the trucks in 2019. It's unclear how much these trucks cost.

The trucks have a load capacity of three and a half tons, Daimler said, with a powertrain that draws on "six high-voltage lithium-ion battery packs with 420 V and 13.8 kWh each."

New York City and the Bronx in particular have asthma rates several times the national average. Many blame the high levels of trucking in the city. Shifting delivery fleets to EVs could help.

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What the hay? Cows used to develop HIV vaccine "IndyWatch Feed World"

Findings from a study published in Nature in July 2017 reveal that scientists are using cows to better understand the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and develop an HIV vaccine.1 After decades of research, including clinical trials of different HIV vaccine candidates,2 there is still no effective vaccine because the virus mutates at a rapid rate and the human body does not produce a strong immune response to it.3 HIV vaccine researchers have yet to figure out why people diagnosed with HIV do not develop antibodies against the virus. It is estimated that only 10 to 20 percent of people produce broadly neutralizing antibodies that defend cells against the virus. Moreover, even among those people who do produce antibodies, the bNAbs only begin to develop after about two years of infection.


Ancient Egypt's giants - a lost legacy of the Pharaohs (Part 1) "IndyWatch Feed World"

A recent article titled Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh May Be the 1st Known 'Giant,' published in Live Science on August 4th, revealed that 3rd Dynasty Pharaoh Sa-Nakht, excavated from Wadi Maghareh (located in the Sinai Peninsula region), was a so-called "Giant" - the first known giant ruler of ancient Egypt. He was 5 inches taller than the robust Ramses II, and 8 inches taller than average man for that time. Although he was only 6ft 1.5in tall, this caused a media sensation, but please note that I am the same height as this 'giant'! Throughout Egypt's past there have been numerous examples of much taller giants reported, excavated, depicted in art, and mummified examples that have been hidden from the public. We have uncovered accounts ranging from between seven feet (2.13 meters) and sixteen feet (4.88 meters) tall. Painstaking research of archaeological records, archaic texts, newspapers, and analysis of depictions of hieroglyphs and Egyptian art has started to shed some light on this phenomenon.


Ancient Temples of Maaloula Destroyed and Looted by ISIS are Being Restored In Syria "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In the Syrian city of Maaloula (Maloula) The Christian Church began to commence services in the Christian monastery of St. Thecla. The pilgrims from all around the world traveled to religious shrines before the war. BEFORE It was almost completely destroyed and looted by ISIS and Al-Nusra Front. When under pressure from the Syrian Arab []


Experimental Nouveau Reclocking Patches Updated, Including For Maxwell GPUs "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Karol Herbst has sent out 29 updated patches on Friday for a major rework to the Nouveau clock related code for re-clocking and related functionality. This includes a "hacky workaround" for getting re-clocking to function on GeForce GTX 900 "Maxwell 2" GPUs...


Wichita State Drops Personal Conduct Investigation Of Fraternity For Free House Tours Banner "IndyWatch Feed"

Usually liberals are all for free stuff. Via The College Fix: No apology given to Phi Delt for baseless public accusation The university thought it was sexual harassment. Some students thought it was sexual harassment. People who dont jump to wild conclusions thought it was innocuous, or at worst, a crude invitation to get the []


Sen. Warren Introduces Legislation To Save Consumers From Equifax Exploitation "IndyWatch Feed World"

On the heels of Equifaxs massive data breach and its subsequent efforts to force victims into a rip-off clause that prevents them from filing class-action lawsuits against the company, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Friday announced that she is both launching an investigation into the credit-reporting giants security practices and introducing legislation (pdf) that would give control over credit and personal information back to consumers.

Along with placing more power in the hands of consumers and strengthening fraud protections, the legislationtitled the Freedom from Equifax Exploitation (FREE) Act, which Warren introduced alongside Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii)would also limit the power of companies like Equifax by barring them from charging consumers for freezing and unfreezing access to their credit files.

As the Washington Posts Brian Fung notes, consumers are usually charged anywhere from $5 to $10 to freeze and unfreeze their credit, depending on the agency.

Ending the fees could save millions of Americans from having to pay to protect their own personal data in the aftermath of the data breach at Equifax, which affected 143 million people, Fung observes.

Warren said in a statement on Friday that agencies like Equifax make billions of dollars collecting and selling personal data about consumers without their consent, and then make consumers pay if they want to stop the sharing of their own data.

Passing the FREE Act, Warren concluded, would be a first step toward reforming the broken credit reporting industry.

Credit reporting agencies like Equifax make billions of dollars collecting and selling personal data about consumers without their consent, and then make consumers pay if they want to stop the sharing of their own data, Warren said in a statement. Passing this bill is a first step towa...


Israel Security Forces Are Training American Cops Despite History of Rights Abuses "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

(INTERCEPT Its not uncommon for residents of Americas most heavily policed neighborhoods to describe their local cops as an occupying force. Judging by where many U.S. police forces get their training, the description seems apt. Thousands of American law enforcement officers frequently travel for training to one of the few countries where policing and militarism are even more deeply intertwined than they are here: Israel.

In the aftermath of 9/11, Israel seized on its decades-long experience as an occupying force to brand itself a world leader in counterterrorism. U.S. law enforcement agencies took the Jewish state up on its expertise by participating in exchange programs sponsored by an array of pro-Israel groups, like the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, and the Anti-Defamation League. Over the past decade and a half, scores of top federal, state, and local police officers from dozens of departments from across the U.S. have gone to Israel to learn about its terrorism-focused policing.

Yet Israels policing prowess is marred by its primary purpose: occupation. Israel has carried out a half-century of military rule in the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza, an occupation rife with abuses. The countrys police and security forces also regularly violate the rights of Palestinians and immigrants inside of Israels 1967 borders.

A lot of the policing that folks are observing and being talked to about in these trips is policing that happens in a nondemocratic context, said Alex Vitale, a sociology professor at Brooklyn College and author of a forthcoming book on global policing. It involves either military policing, border control policing, or policing of folks in the occupied territories who arent full legal subjects in the Israeli legal system.

To read the rest of the article, visit The Intercept.

By Alice Speri / Republished with permission / / Report a typo



Pop Culture is Far Ahead of Washington When it Comes to Monopoly Politics "IndyWatch Feed"

In best-selling author James Pattersons latest novel The Store, a writer and his family go undercover to write the expos of the century, about a dominant corporation that insinuates its way into peoples lives, homogenizing society under its vision. Its a website that initially sold books and then branched out to providing other goods and services.

Patterson calls it But we all know what hes referring to.

I think people are interested because everybody is using these sites, including Amazon, said Patterson in an interview. Most people find them interesting and some find them troubling.

Often, people hold both views at the same time, and that internal conflict makes them ripe for pop-culture interrogation. Popular entertainment habitually reflects the preoccupations of society. After the financial crisis, a wave of books and films presented financiers as amoral villains: The Big Short, The Wolf of Wall Street, George Clooneys Money Monster, even Oliver Stones long-awaited follow-up to Wall Street. But the national mood has shifted. America has become more wary of Silicon Valley, and political movements on the left and right have turned against it. And these concerns have propelled a diverse set of narratives, from thrillers to comedies to animated features.

While lacking coherence, this trend may prove more impactful than the recent political focus on giant tech platforms. When Slates Franklin Foer or USCs Jonathan Taplin write well-received books warning about tech monopolies, it serves an important public policy function. When conservative voices call for Google to be regulated as a public utility, it creates space for a trans-partisan alliance on weakening the power of the tech titans. When a Google-funded think tank fires researchers critical of Google, it raises questions about who truly controls the flow of information in our democracy.

But when a transparent facsimile of Amazon or Facebook or Google pops...


Summer "IndyWatch Feed"

At evening the complaint of the cuckoo
Grows still in the wood.
The grain bends its head deeper,
The red poppy.

Darkening thunder drives
Over the hill.
The old song of the cricket
Dies in the field.

The leaves of the chestnut tree
Stir no more.
Your clothes rustle
On the winding stair.

The candle gleams silently
In the dark room;
A silver hand
Puts the light out;

Windless, starless night.

Georg Trakl.

Translated by Robert Bly and James Wright


London: Parsons Green Terror Attack, Israeli-led Secret Strategy Continues "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Sajjad Shaukat for Veterans Today An explosion at Parsons Green underground (Commonly known as []


World hunger is on the rise again "IndyWatch Feed War"

15 September 2017

World hunger is on the rise again due to climate change and war



21st Century Shoe-Shine Boys "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

21st Century Shoe-Shine Boys Author Pater Tenebrarum  Acting-Man Anecdotal Flags are Waved If a shoeshine boy can predict where this market is going to go, then its no place for a man with a lot of money to lose. Joseph...

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New Report: The Corporate Attack on the Movement for Trade Justice "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Original Source: Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)

Corporate lobbies and think tanks have gone on what appears to be a concerted attack against NGOs and other groups opposing new free trade and investment deals. CEOs new report, Blaming the Messenger: the corporate attack on the movement for trade justice, exposes how big business interests with the most to gain from the trade agreements have been trying to undermine and discredit civil society groups.



MIPS Changes Submitted For Linux 4.14: NI 169445, Omega2+, MT7628A Support "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

There are many MIPS updates to find with the in-development Linux 4.14 kernel...


Shipwreck: Impressive aerial video of tanker Agia Zoni II in the Saronic Gulf "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Shipwreck in the Saronic Gulf: Impressive aerial video of the sunken tanker Agia Zoni II. The tanker has sunk on one side, is said to lay 30 meters deep. The video was uploaded by on Sept 14 2017 and obtained by Spanopoulos Group, the company assigned to pump water from the sunken tanker as

The post Shipwreck: Impressive aerial video of tanker Agia Zoni II in the Saronic Gulf appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


House Passes $1.2T Omnibus Spending Bill for the Military "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Republican-led House on Thursday passed a sweeping $1.2 trillion spending bill that provides billions more dollars for the military while sparing medical research and popular community development programs from deep cuts sought by President Donald Trump. The vote was 211-198 for the massive measure that wrapped the 12 annual spending bills into one in []


American police are being trained by human rights abusers par excellence - Israeli security forces "IndyWatch Feed World"

It's not uncommon for residents of America's most heavily policed neighborhoods to describe their local cops as "an occupying force." Judging by where many U.S. police forces get their training, the description seems apt. Thousands of American law enforcement officers frequently travel for training to one of the few countries where policing and militarism are even more deeply intertwined than they are here: Israel. In the aftermath of 9/11, Israel seized on its decades-long experience as an occupying force to brand itself a world leader in counterterrorism. U.S. law enforcement agencies took the Jewish state up on its expertise by participating in exchange programs sponsored by an array of pro-Israel groups, like the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, and the Anti-Defamation League. Over the past decade and a half, scores of top federal, state, and local police officers from dozens of departments from across the U.S. have gone to Israel to learn about its terrorism-focused policing.


Venezuela Accused Of Drug Peddling After Dropping U.S. Petrodollar Trade Scheme "IndyWatch Feed World"

In what is set to be a major blow to the U.S. increasingly fragile petrodollar system, Venezuela announced on Wednesday that it would no longer accept U.S. dollars as payment for its crude oil exports. According to the Wall Street Journal, Venezuela has begun using euros in lieu of the dollar and will convert existing cash holdings into euros as well.

However, the official website of Venezuelas state oil company, PDVSA, has begun offering prices in the Chinese yuan, not euros. The decision is similar to that once made by former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, who dropped the dollar in favor of the euro a few years prior to the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.

The move, though drastic, was not entirely unexpected. Venezuelan President Nicols Maduro had stated earlier in the month that the country would look to free itself from the dollar within a weeks time, following the U.S. sanctions against the embattled nation.

International markets thus far have failed to noticeably react to the policy shift, despite the threat it presents to the petrodollar system. The system, created in the 1970s, calls for OPEC nations to sell their oil in dollars in order to create artificial demand for the U.S. currency. Venezuela, home to the worlds largest oil reserves, is likely to exert some effect on the demand for dollars through its new policy, though the extent of the potential damage remains unclear.

Related | Venezuela Quits US Dollar For Crude Oil Payments

However, other recent global developments, such as Chinas recently announced plans to launch crude oil futures contracts priced in yuan and convertible to gold, suggest that the petrodollar system is facing a very uncertain future.

The U.S., as is custom when the petrodollar system is threatened, wasted little time responding to Venezuelas decision to forsake the dollar in its oil transactions.

The same day tha...


Vatican diplomat in child porn scandal "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 15 September 2017 CBS TV video from the USA is called Vatican Recalls Priest From D.C. Embassy, Launches Child Porn Investigation.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

US: Papal envoy called back after child porn claims

Saturday 16th September 2017

A VATICAN priest working in the Holy Sees embassy in Washington has been recalled after US officials warned he could be breaching child pornography laws.

The Catholic Church declined to identify the diplomat, but said he was currently in Vatican City and that its prosecutors have launched their own probe.

The US State Department says the Vatican had denied a request to waive the priests diplomatic immunity so the crime could be investigated.

In declining to identify the priest, the Vatican said the case was subject to confidentiality while still under investigation. It said it was the normal practice of sovereign states to recall diplomats in such cases.

But it is likely to be accused of reneging on a commitment given by Pope Francis just last month that the Church would apply the most strenuous measures to root out priests guilty of the monstrosity of...


Woman found dead in oil spill sea area off Palaio Faliro beach "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The body of a woman was found on Friday evening in the sea area off the beach of Batis, in Palaio Faliro, in Athens Riviera. Batis is one of the beaches where swimming has been banned due to the oil spill from the sunken tanker Agia Zoni II. According to the Greek Coast Guard, the

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Syrian Army And Hezbollah Launch New Operation On Syrian-Iraqi Border (Maps) "IndyWatch Feed War"

Syrian Army And Hezbollah Launch New Operation On Syrian-Iraqi Border (Maps)

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On Saturday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hezbollah launched a large-scale anti-ISIS operation to reach al-Bukamal city at the Syrian-Iraqi border.

The Hezbollah media wing in Syria announced that the operation will be named By The Dawn 3.

According to the Hezbollah media wing, Liwa Fatemiyoun, Liwa Haydaryoun, Liwa al-Zainabyoun and the National Defense Forces (NDF) will participate in the operation that will be led by the SAA and Hezbollah.

Moreover, the Russian Air Force will back the operation, and provide a close air support.

So far, the SAA and Hezbollah and their allies have captured al-Rutimah and Ghizlaniah and the desert area north of Sharat al-Waar village near the Syrian-Iraqi border. The SAA and its allies also reached the T-2 station 65km west of al-Bukamal city.

Earlier on Saturday, the Iraqi Army, the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) and Federal Police launched a large-scale operation towards Akashat town near the Syrian-Iraqi border. There is no doubt that the two operations in Syria and Iraq are coordinated, and a part of a joint effort to secure the Syrian-Iraqi border.

Syrian Army And Hezbollah Launch New Operation On Syrian-Iraqi Border (Maps)

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The post...


Canada: No charges against imams who called for the deaths of Jews "IndyWatch Feed War"

Canada has an anti-Islamophobia motion, but it doesnt have any motion against Islamic antisemitism. One may apparently call for the deaths of Jews with impunity, but suggesting that Islam has doctrines of violence could bring the full wrath of the Trudeau government down upon you. Jewish groups disappointed charges were not laid against two imams, []


Top Iranian commander claims the country has the 'father of all bombs' "IndyWatch Feed World"

A top commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) claims that the country possesses the "father of all bombs" which overshadows the most powerful non-nuclear ordnance of the US. The bomb was developed under a special request of the IRGC, the corps' Aerospace Force commander, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, said in an interview on Friday.


Hospital staff fear for their lives during Sweden's 'bloody summer' of gang violence "IndyWatch Feed World"

Gone are the days when Sweden was considered one of the world's safest countries. The everyday situation in Sweden has become so dangerous that even personnel at Swedish hospitals have to fear for their lives. Gang members barging in with guns, knife-fighting in the waiting rooms and shooting victims dumped near entrances have all become the harsh reality of the emergency department at Malm Hospital, Swedish national broadcaster SVT reported. "We have been attacked with knives and have seen people with guns. We put our lives at risk," an anonymous security attendant told SVT. By the personnel's own admission, the emergency room in Malm has become one of the city's most dangerous places, alongside the Central Station and the People's Park, with an abundance of threats and firearms and an overall atmosphere of hostility.


Raturday. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Vala the Brave, caught in mid-dive onto my art pad. Click for full size.

C. Ford.


How I assembled The Matrix Revealed: the key symbol "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

How I assembled The Matrix Revealed: the key symbol

by Jon Rappoport

September 16, 2017

The key was handed to me by a colleague and friend.

In 1987, when I was researching my book, AIDS INC., I took a side road. It was prompted by a conversation I had with the brilliant hypnotherapist, Jack True. He was telling me about experiences hed had with his patients under hypnosis.

Some patients encounter a monolith, he said. They come across a symbol that is there in the subconscious. Sometimes it looks like a closed door. Sometimes it shows up as a blank wall. Sometimes its a geometric shape. One patient actually called it a brick sky.

But in every case, it locked up the patients ability to recall or explore under hypnosis. It was like a giant obstruction on a road. However, these patients could describe something about the nature of the symbol. They said it was broadcasting a message: THIS IS REALITY.

The patients were in awe of the symbol. It had a deep emotional effect on them. It was as if many different realities had come together to form this single symbol, like separate pieces clicking into place.

Jack went further. He stated that the symbol induced a profound passivity in his patients

Jack subsequently devised strategies to take apart the symbol, so these patients could rid themselves of their passivity and access huge amounts of previously blocked energies.

Well, I was shocked, because my research on my book had followed a parallel course. Ill explain.

The AIDS cover story that had been invented by medical researchers was all about One Reality, one disease condition caused by one virus, one label, one symbol for the condition: AIDS.

When, in fact, that was the obstruction on the road which was blocking further investigation. In fact, the whole Oneness myth was a lie. A gigantic lie.

A very, very convincing lie. An awesome lie.

The truth was, so-called AIDS was many different conditions (realities) which had been falsely clicked together, through massive propaganda.

That was the key to unlocking the puzzle. And it was the key for me to move into new territory with new energy and confidence.

Id been stalled at the wall, but now I could advance.

The awesome symbol, AIDS, had been shattered to pieces.

Since the publication of my book, Ive of course investigated a number of other subjects, and in each case, there was a symbol, a monolith, an obstruction, and in every case Ive...


Chelsea Handler Calls Ben Carson A Black White Supremacist "IndyWatch Feed"

Dave Chappelle already did this joke. Via Washington Examiner: In a preview clip from Fridays edition of her Netflix show, comedian Chelsea Handler strung together three minutes worth of jokes about the Trump administration being racist that included some strange claims. Handlers show, which can actually be entertaining, often blends news and comedy in a []


Israel lobby is never a story (for media that is in bed with the lobby) "IndyWatch Feed War"

One of the challenges to the claims about the power of the Israel lobby is: What about liberal Zionists? They are very critical of the Israeli occupation and of Netanyahu. In what sense do they constitute a lobby for Israel in the U.S.? The answer is that they establish red lines on criticism of Israel inside the Democratic Party. They work to marginalize progressives who have fundamental criticisms of Israel as a Jewish state or as a burden on American foreign policy.

Here are three recent examples of the ways that liberals set these red lines.

Last week Daniel Biss, an anti-establishment candidate for the Democratic nomination to be governor of Illinois, ditched his running mate over his support for BDS, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign targeting Israel; and many of us thought it was a big story. Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), the movement for Palestinian human rights, has become an issue in the ongoing Illinois gubernatorial race, Jewish Voice for Peace declared. While Palestine Legal said that despite shifting public opinion toward support for Palestinian freedom, Palestinian rights were taboo for the political establishment.

The story never left Chicago. Chris Hayes of MSNBC mentioned the story on twitter, but he hasnt gone after it on air. Neither has anyone else on MSNBC, per my searches. Its hardly surprising that Hayes, a good progressive, has punted on BDS my views are muddy, he reportedly said a year ago. The top men at Comcast are CEO Brian Roberts who once participated in the Israeli olympics, and EVP David Cohen, who organized fundraisers for the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces. Id have muddy views, too, if they were signing my checks.

Daniel Biss is a Jewish progressive who went into politics in opposition to the Iraq War and says I care deeply about justice for Palestinians. But he understands that if you want to be Illinois governor, you have to be pro-Israel. J.B. Pritzker, a frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, has given money to the Israeli Defense Forces, Electronic Intifada reported, while another leading candidate, Chris Kennedy, was...


Nokia 9 spotted running Android 8.0 Oreo on GFXBench "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

GFXBench listing shows Nokia 9 running on Android 8.0 Oreo

HMD Globals upcoming and anticipated flagship, Nokia 9 has been in the news for a while now due to its leaked designs, rumored specifications, pricing and release date.

While Nokia 9 has been able to keep Nokia fan lovers on the edge with the constant rumor mill surrounding it, the device was recently spotted on the benchmarking website GFXBench. According to the listing, the upcoming handset will be running Googles latest operating system, Android 8.0 Oreo and not the Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box as suggested by previous reports. This news should not come as a surprise as HMD had already confirmed an Oreo update for all its existing devices with the operating system being pushed to Android Open Source Project (AOSP).

The GFXBench listing claims the Nokia 9 will come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, 4GB of RAM, Adreno 540 GPU and 64GB of internal storage. It is also said to feature a QHD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display with a screen size of either 5.2-inch or 5.3-inch. If we go by previous reports, Nokia 9 could come in more than one RAM/ storage variant 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The smartphone is also rumoured to house a 3,800mAh battery.

On the imaging front, the listing shows that Nokia 9 has a dual camera setup with a 12-megapixel camera at the rear, which would also have 4K video recording capabilities. It also shows a 12-megapixel front camera capable of recording 4K UHD videos and will feature autofocus, face detection, flash, HDR support, and touch focus.

Nokia 9 is also expected to have other features such as fingerprint scanner, IP68 certification for water and dust resistance, Quick Charge 4.0 support, and an iris scanner.

Nokia 9 spotted running Android 8.0 Oreo on GFXBench

If one has to go by all the leaks, the Nokia 9 is a premium category smartphone with top-of-the-line specifications. However, HMD Global has yet to officially comment on the smartphone. Keep watching this space for more details and updates on Nokia 9.



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Trump base furious with 'Amnesty Don's' reported DACA deal with Democrats "IndyWatch Feed World"

Many supporters of US President Donald Trump are reacting angrily at reports that the White House may have struck a deal with the minority Democrats to provide a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants brought into the US as minors. On Wednesday, Trump dined with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California). Among the subjects that came up was the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which the administration recently announced would be wrapping up by March 2018. Pelosi and Schumer said they agreed with Trump "to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that's acceptable to both sides." White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said no such deal was made, and Trump himself tweeted to that effect. However, he also called DACA recipients "educated and accomplished young people" he wouldn't want to kick out of the country. "We're talking about taking care of people... who were not brought here of their own volition," Trump told reporters in Florida on Thursday, while touring the areas affected by Hurricane Irma. "We're not looking at citizenship. We're not looking at amnesty. We're looking at allowing people to stay here." Those comments have incensed many of Trump's supporters, who placed all their bets on his promise of the border wall and explicit refusal of amnesty for any illegal immigrants.


Fruit doesn't fall far from the tree - Jerry Sandusky's son pleads guilty to child sex abuse "IndyWatch Feed World"

A son of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky pleaded guilty Friday to charges he pressured a teenage girl to send him naked photos and asked her teen sister to give him oral sex. Jeffrey Sandusky's plea deal comes a week before his trial was slated to begin on the charges, and nearly six years after his father was arrested in a child molestation case that shook Penn State and is still working its way through criminal and civil courts. Jeffrey Sandusky pleaded guilty to all 14 counts, including solicitation of statutory sexual assault and solicitation of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse.


Health catastrophe: Hurricanes and floods are the harbingers of mold growth "IndyWatch Feed World"

The flooding of Houston is a health catastrophe unfolding publicly in slow motion. Much of the country is watching as 50 inches of water rise around the chairs of residents in nursing homes and submerge semitrucks. Some 20 trillion gallons of water are pouring onto the urban plain, where developers have paved over the wetlands that would drain the water. The toll on human life and health so far has been small relative to what the images suggest. Authorities have cited thirty known deaths as of Tuesday night, while 13,000 people have been rescued. President Donald Trump-who this month undid an Obama-era requirement that infrastructure projects be constructed to endure rising sea levels-offered swift reassurance on Twitter: "Major rescue operations underway!" and "Spirit of the people is incredible. Thanks!" But the impact of hurricanes on health is not captured in the mortality and morbidity numbers in the days after the rain. This is typified by the inglorious problem of mold.


UK: Islamic State claims responsibility for London subway bomb, suspect arrested "IndyWatch Feed War"

Such attacks are part and parcel of life in a big city, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan. British police make significant arrest in London subway terror attack, by Morgan Winsor, Good Morning America, September 16, 2017: UPDATES: WHAT WE KNOW NOW 18-year-old man arrested Saturday in connection with terror attack on London tube. ISIS has []


Rapper sparks outrage with new music video that shows him lynching a young white boy "IndyWatch Feed"

This 19-year-old rapper (real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy) is a piece of work who should be in jail. From Wikipedia: In 2014, Onfroy was sent to a youth detention center for a year on gun possession charges According to Continue reading


Max Keiser & James Howard Kunslter: Big Data Leaks (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Max Keiser & James Howard Kunslter: Big Data Leaks Video RT Max and Stacy discuss big data making the case for crypto by allowing for single point of failure leaks of vital, private information. Max interviews James Howard Kunstler...

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Funcionarios, ms preocupados por facturas de sus viticos que por damnificados: Soid Pastrana "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Ciudad de Mxico | Desinformmonos. He visto desfilar aqu funcionarios tomndose la foto, con camisas de manga larga, limpiecitos y todo, con sus membretes y sus logos. Vienen no s si a contar, a hacer estadsticas, un nmero ms al censo. Y no es lo que queremos, queremos que se le ayude a la gente que vive una tragedia, dijo el artista plstico Soid Pastrana desde Oaxaca, una de las entidades ms afectadas por el sismo del 7 de septiembre.

Aqu los funcionarios estn ms preocupados por la factura de lo que tienen que comprobar de sus viticos que de la factura que estamos pagando por vivir en esta ciudad, acus, luego de rechazar los comentarios irresponables del presidente Enrique Pea Nieto que cuestionaron la participacin de la sociedad civil.

Son los funcionarios que no tienen los ojos suficientes para entrar a una zona de siniestro. Entonces, el gobierno tiene que ser ms responsable en sus declaraciones porque la sociedad civil es la que sostiene cualquier ciudad, municipio o pas, expres Pastrana.

Hay mucha gente que aprovecha estas tragedias para hacer campaas polticas, dijo.

El artista plstico explic que el presidente no va a notar la unin y participacin de la sociedad civil puesto que los funcionarios que manda slo vienen a restaurantes a tomarse fotos y no estn realmente donde deben de estar.

No s si para ellos funcione un nmero o estadstica, decir cuntas casas cayeron, cuantos rboles, no s para qu, cuando la sociedad le est dando nuevamente al gobierno una leccin de cmo organizarse, aadi.

Agreg que la clase poltica se aprovecha de las circunstancias para que su imagen se vea mejorada, cuando la poblacin afectada est ms preocupada por la gente que realmente perdi sus cosas.

S hay necesidades, lo poco que se ha visto en las redes sociales y medios de comunicacin han ayudado, pero ellos no son los encargados de abastecer o de ayudar a la gente. Los medios son un conducto, una herramienta de que el exterior vea lo que ocurri ac, pero no son los encargados de que llegue la ayuda humanitaria, aadi.

Por ltimo, aclar que los funcionarios que llegaron a las zonas afectadas se refugiaron en hoteles y restaurantes en una zona confort. No s a qu vinieron, lo que necesitamos es que la gente camine casa por casa, pero estn ms preocupados por la factura de lo que tienen que comprobar, de los viticos, que de la factura que estamos pagando por vivir en esta ciudad.

La entrada...



So I assume you know about this story from The Wall Street Journal:

A U.S. congressman contacted the White House this week trying to broker a deal that would end WikiLeaks founder Julian Assanges U.S. legal troubles in exchange for what he described as evidence that Russia wasnt the source of hacked emails published by the antisecrecy website during the 2016 presidential campaign.

The proposal [was] made by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R., Calif.), in a phone call Wednesday with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly....

The possible deala term used by Mr. Rohrabacher during the Wednesday phone callwould involve a pardon of Mr. Assange or something like that, Mr. Rohrabacher said. In exchange, Mr. Assange would probably present a computer drive or other data-storage device that Mr. Rohrabacher said would exonerate Russia....

A Trump administration official confirmed Friday that Mr. Rohrabacher spoke to Mr. Kelly about the plan involving Mr. Assange. Mr. Kelly told the congressman that the proposal was best directed to the intelligence community, the official said.
This is a big deal. Alert the president!

Actually, no -- the president wasn't alerted:
Mr. Kelly didnt make the president aware of Mr. Rohrabachers message, and Mr. Trump doesnt know the details of the proposed deal, the official said.
Amazing -- not only is the president of the United States so easily excited, so easily led astray by pro-Russia fifth columnists, that his chief of staff believes he has to be shielded from information like this, as if he's a giant toddler, but the staff openly acknowledges to a major newspaper that this information has been concealed from the president.

Do Kelly and his subordinates think they can conceal the concealment from Trump? Do they think he'll never find out that he was never told about this?

Who knows? We recently read this:
... Mr. Trump does not have a web browser on his phone, and does not use a laptop, so he was dependent on aides like Stephen K. Bannon, his former chief strategist, to hand-deliver printouts of articles from conservative media outlets.

Now Mr. Kelly has thinned out his package of printouts so much that Mr. Trump plaintively asked a friend recently where The Daily Caller and Breitbart were.
So maybe Kelly won't include any stories about this in Trump's press packet. But wait -- what about TV? Kelly has acknowledged to the media that he can't prev...


Lille, France: Call to Protest the State of Emergency, September 30th, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed War"


Received on 17.09.17:

Call to Protest the State of Emergency September 30th in Lille North of France.

When reality becomes worse than fiction.

Since the shock of the November 2015 attacks, France has been under a state of emergency. Prefects can now issue search warrants, order arrests and house arrests, and ban assemblies as they see fit. This tool was quickly revealed for what it really is: a weapon against protest and social movements. Since then, countless militants have been banned from protesting and demonstrations prohibited. Under the cover of anti-terrorist rhetoric, the State has been preventatively granted the means to crush anyone who opposes it. We are at the point where this tool, which is supposed to be temporary, is going to become common law in the form of yet another anti-terrorist law. The state of emergency will become permanent at the very moment that the Macron government engages in one of the worst reforms to the labor code ever undertaken.

Narratives particularly those of the police are everywhere. The face of very real attacks conducted by Capitalism and its police, these narratives aim to politically disarm anyone who contests the established order. In Lille, the situation is revealing. The police protect the extreme Right, who sells arms to the very Islamists whose attacks legitimize the state of emergency, which itself serves as a tool to suppress those who denounce this cycle. A series of sordi...


London tube attack: Failed device reminiscent of 7/7 could provide valuable forensic evidence, say analysts "IndyWatch Feed World"

We were watching video footage of it, and it's kind of bizarre. You have a mayonnaise bucket there, which is just burning away, Patrick Henningsen, executive editor of 21st, told RT. other experts join the discussion. In London, 22 people were reported injured during the Friday morning rush hour in what authorities are calling a terror attack at Parsons Green underground station. Metropolitan Police said an improvised explosive device [IED] went off in an underground carriage. They also said the IED did not fully detonate. Patrick Henningsen, executive editor of 21st, told RT that "this looks like almost like the rerun of the July 21, 2005 'chapati flour bomb." "I think it was a backpack bomb that failed to detonate and kind of smoked its way out, but that was right in the aftermath of the 7/7 incident only a few weeks before in roughly the same area as well: Shepherd's Bush and Parson Green are very close together - underground stations in the same sort of part of West London. To call this an IED (improvised explosive device) is almost generous. We were watching video footage of it, and it's kind of bizarre. You have a mayonnaise bucket there, which is just burning away. Everyone is just standing around taking pictures of it and getting snaps for social media, and casually chatting about it... as far as a terrorist device, it's not very effective."


'Not satisfied': US pushes for regime change as war in Syria winds down "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US will not be satisfied as long as Syrian President Bashar Assad is in power, US Ambassador to the UN said, commenting on a major de-escalation effort brokered by Russia, Iran and Turkey without American participation. Russia, Turkey and Iran agreed Friday on the fourth, final, de-escalation zone in Syria, which is designed to ensure ceasefire between Syrian government forces and rebels for a period of six months in order to pave the way for a political resolution to the six-year war. The deal, which is also aimed at separating terrorist groups, including Islamic State terrorists (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL or Daesh) and Jabhat al-Nusra (Al-Nusra Front) from so-called moderate opposition, was agreed with the approval of the Syrian government, as well as members of Syrian opposition who participated in the talks.


Vatican Diplomat in D.C. Allowed to Flee to Church to Avoid Prosecution for Child Porn "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

diplomatThe Catholic Church has refused to waive the immunity of one their diplomats, after he was accused of possessing child pornography.


Irans father of all bombs dwarfs US biggest non-nuclear bomb: Commander "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force Commander Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh (file photo) A senior Iranian commander says Iran possesses domestically-made 10-ton father of all bombs that dwarfs the most powerful non-nuclear weapon of the US. Following a proposal by the Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), [Irans] Defense Industries [Organization] []


Hugh Fitzgerald: Those Inclusive Mosques, Or, All Hat and No Camel "IndyWatch Feed War"

From a BBC News item: At Berlins newest mosque, men and women pray together, women are allowed to lead Friday prayers, and gay, lesbian and transgender people are welcome. Our mosque is open for everybody, says mosque founder Seyran Ates, a German Turkish-born lawyer and womens rights activist. And we mean that really seriously: everybody, []


Kronos Day Mood. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Epic of Gilgamesh in Sumerian. Lots of info at the link. Video is subbed, in English.


Dead Already: Deir ez-Zor Residents Recall ISIS Siege "IndyWatch Feed World"

The residents of Deir ez-Zor tell stories of death, hunger, destruction and horror during the three-year-long siege by ISIS in eastern Syria. reports: The city of Deir ez-Zor was heavily blockaded by Islamic State terrorists for [...]


UAE, US ground forces to launch joint military drill "IndyWatch Feed War"

Press TV September 16, 2017 The ground forces of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United States are to begin a joint military exercise in Abu Dhabi later on Saturday. Code-named Iron Union 5, the war game is part of a series of exercises that the UAE organizes with its allies to upgrade []


Cassini Spacecraft Incinerates In Saturns Atmosphere "IndyWatch Feed World"

NASAs 20-year-old $4 billion probe to explore the mysterious of the cosmos by sending the Cassini spacecraft to the gas giant Saturn has finished in a fireball. The Cassini probe, launched on October 15, 1997, [...]


Swallow-tailed gull from the Galapagos Islands turns up 4,000 miles away at Richmond Beach, Seattle "IndyWatch Feed World"

It has all the appearances of Hollywood paparazzi clusters of people with cameras with long lenses mounted on tripods, others using binoculars, and some just waiting in anticipation. All this has been happening on beaches from Seattle to Edmonds to Everett, not in search of a movie star, but a swallow-tailed gull, a bird nearly 4,000 miles from its home in the Galapagos Islands off the coast of South America. News of local sightings quickly spread among the birding world, earning a "rare" designation on the American Birding Association blog. "There have been people here from all over the country California, the East Coast," said Winston Rockwell, of Everett. "People made flights out here just to see that bird." It's only the third time the gull has been spotted in America. The others were in California's Monterey County in 1985 and Marin County in 1996.


California Legislature Sells Out Our Data to ISPs "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In the dead of night, the California Legislature shelved legislation that would have protected every Internet user in the state from having their data collected and sold by ISPs without their permission. By failing to pass A.B. 375, the legislature demonstrated that they put the profits of Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast over the privacy rights of their constituents.

Earlier this year, the Republican majority in Congress repealed the strong privacy rules issued by the Federal Communications Commission in 2016, which required ISPs to get affirmative consent before selling our data.  But while Congressional Democrats fought to protect our personal data, the Democratic-controlled California legislature did not follow suit. Instead, they kowtowed to an aggressive lobbying campaign, from telecommunications corporations and Internet companies, which included spurious claims and false social media advertisements about cybersecurity. 

It is extremely disappointing that the California legislature failed to restore broadband privacy rights for residents in this state in response to the Trump Administration and Congressional efforts to roll back consumer protection, EFF Legislative Counsel Ernesto Falcon said. Californians will continue to be denied the legal right to say no to their cable or telephone company using their personal data for enhancing already high profits. Perhaps the legislature needs to spend more time talking to the 80% of voters that support the goal of A.B. 375 and less time with Comcast, AT&T, and Google's lobbyists in Sacramento. 

All hope is not lost, because the bill is only stalled for the rest of the year. We can raise it again in 2018.

A.B. 375 was introduced late in the session; that it made it so far in the process so quickly demonstrates that there are many legislators who are all-in on privacy.  In January, EFF will build off this year's momentum with a renewed push to move A.B. 375 to the governor's desk. Mark your calendar and join us. 


Korea Crisis: Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un Playing Game of Chicken "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis, for his part, told reporters that any threats to the United States or its allies would be met with a massive, "effective and overwhelming" military response


Almost 60 percent of Americans support military response to North Korea, poll shows "IndyWatch Feed World"

Almost 60 percent of Americans would support military action if diplomatic efforts fail to dissuade North Korea from its nuclear ambitions, a Gallup poll has found. But far fewer think the aggression will come from Pyongyang itself. The results of the poll, published Friday, also found a clear political divide between supporters of the main two political parties, with an overwhelming 82 percent of Republicans in favor of deploying the armed forces versus a mere 37 percent of Democrats. Somewhat paradoxically, only 38 percent believe North Korea will actually launch an attack on the United States itself, despite their support for a military strike.


Trump & Netanyahu Families Now Determine All Our Future Lives "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The United States of America is the worlds greatest super-state with the largest economy/global GDP; the most powerful military machine in history backed by the largest arsenal of nuclear weapons in existence.

Its sidekick in the Middle East is the


Vultures in Zambia news "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video is about vultures and hyenas at a buffalo kill in Zambia in 2014.

From BirdLife:

12 Sep 2017

BirdWatch Zambia collects data about vulture movements

By Chaona Phiri

In July 2016, BirdWatch Zambia (BirdLife Partner in Zambia) embarked on a project to establish safe feeding and roosting areas for vultures known as Vulture Safe Zones. This was accomplished through partnership and dialogue with farm owners to influence farm management practices, to protect and allow vultures to thrive in these farmland areas.

With funding from BirdLife International, BirdWatch Zambia (BWZ) was able to conduct population surveys covering 73000 hectares and 475km of transects within and around Chisamba, an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA). The surveys that were first conducted in December 2016 and repeated in June 2017, recorded well over 1300 vultures, specifically 3 species; the White-backed Vulture, Hooded Vulture and Lappet-faced Vulture.

To date, approximately 35000 hectares of private farmland is a safe feeding area for vultures through influencing farm management practices in and around Chisamba IBA. Furthermore, additional funding has been secured from the Isdell Family Foundation targeting 20000 hectares between Chisamba and Kafue Flats IBAs (Blue Lagoon and Lochinvar national parks) so that a safe feeding corridor is created from the protected area where these birds are most likely breeding.

From 1016 August 2017, BWZ conducted ground nest surveys on the Kafue Flats IBA, a wetland surrounded by seasonally flooded savanna woodlands and flat-topped Acacia species. An average nest density of 7nests/km in a survey of 9000km was recorded. Results showed that the nesting habitat was not continuous but fragmented with the largest fragment covering about 2500km. At least 50 active...


CNN anchor Baldwin 'triggered' when panelist declares love of "First Amendment & boobs" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Anxious to discuss President Trump's tweet against ESPN (and host Jamele Hill's comments), CNN set female anchor Brooke Baldwin on the task to get to the bottom of whether Hill did anything worth being fired for or if evil President Trump was trying to crush her First Amendment rights. The interview started to go pear-shaped very quickly. Addressing the question of the first amendment, Fox Sports Radio's Clay Travis said... "I'm a first amendment absolutist and believe in only two things completely - the First Amendment and boobs..." Which seemed to 'trigger' Baldwin as she blinked and shook her head for a few seconds as if reeling from a McGregor haymaker, before asking Travis if he said "boobs" or "booze" - carefully spelling the former B-O-O-B-S (for fear of saying that unsafe word) as she reminded the panelist that she was indeed a woman. The interview went on for a few more seconds before a second panelist - former ESPN editor Keith Reed (and self-proclaimed 'friend of Jamele') was asked to join in and he also could not get past Travis' comment...


The Confusion in Gold "IndyWatch Feed World"

QUESTION #1: [_____] says that the dollar will collapse because with the debt ceiling gone no more buyers of Treasuries in the markets and only the Fed Reserve buying inflation goes to the wazoo. All over USA. care to comment?

ANSWER: Total nonsense. The USA debt of $20 trillion is a tiny fraction of global debt at $160 trillion. This entire theory does not hold up. Just where is all the money going to run? Gold? Institutions do not buy gold and cannot function with gold, which is not legal tender for even paying your taxes. The only thing that matters is the general public confidence. When the average person on the street no longer trusts government, that is the tipping point.

There is a whole series of people given a choice between a bar of chocolate and a bar of silver. They take the chocolate. Kids line up in Starbucks and pay with their phone not even cash. Not until you shake the confidence of these people will you see the explosion in markets. That is what took place in the late 1970s. I was there. OPEC created the image of wholesale inflation. People were hoarding toilet paper.

QUESTION #2: What will Fed Balance Sheet Shrinkage do to Gold?

ANSWER: The opposite of what people think. Shrinking the Balance Sheet will be anti-inflationary to the standard reasoning and thus gold should collapse with deflation. However, the Fed has turned away from QE because pension funds are at serious risk. They have run off to emerging markets and bought very long-term paper desperately trying to get their yields up. As the stock market rises because there is no alternative, the Fed politically will be forced to raise rates. They will end up creating inflation with rising rates that will blow interest expenditure through the roof.



Motorola reveals which phones will get Android 8.0 Oreo upgrade "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Motorola releases list of phones that will get Android 8.0 Oreo update

All those Motorola smartphone owners who are looking to enjoy new features of the Googles newly released Android 8.0 Oreo operating system can rejoice now, as Motorola Mobility, a subsidiary of Lenovo, has released a list of the Moto devices that will receive Android 8.0 Oreo update.

Were happy to confirm Android 8.0 Oreo will be joining our fleet of Motorola smartphones, starting this fall, read the companys blogpost. Motorola also has an online tool that allows its handset owners to select their carrier and phone to find out if/when it will be updated.

The smartphones that are set to be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo are

  • Moto Z2 Force
  • Moto Z2 Play
  • Moto Z Force DROID
  • Moto Z
  • Moto Z Play
  • Moto G5
  • Moto G5 Plus
  • Moto GS5
  • Moto GS5 Plus

The company has also asked its users to stay tuned with Motorola for the status of updates on its customer support page. On the other hand, Motorolas other three flagships, namely Moto G4 Play, Moto G4, and Moto G4 Plus that are running Android Nougat and are more than over a year old are not included in the list, hinting that these might not get upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo.

The Android 8.0 Oreo will bring a number of new features and improvements to the Moto Android smartphones. Moto smartphone owners will enjoy faster speeds, longer battery life, split-screen capabilities, smart text selection, improved notifications, autofill framework for your trickiest of passwords, and of course, the all-new Google Play Protect, helping to ensure none of your apps become compromised, confirmed the company in their blogpost.

In addition, Android 8.0 Oreo will also include picture-in-picture multitasking, allow users to watch YouTube videos while replying to a text or check their e-mails and much more.

Besides Motorola, several smartphone makers like Samsung, Nokia, Huawei, OnePlus, HTC, LG, Sharp and Sony have also confirmed Android 8.0 Oreo for their devices.

The post Motorola reveals which phones will get Android 8.0 Oreo upgrade appeared first on TechWorm.


Bitcoin Bloodbath May Become A Massacre As THREE Chinese Exchanges Confirm Shutdowns and More Are Coming "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Bitcoin Bloodbath May Become A Massacre As THREE Chinese Exchanges Confirm Shutdowns and More Are Coming by Mac Slavo SHTFPlan The last couple of weeks have seen a virtual bloodbath in crypto currency trading with the majority of all publicly...

The post Bitcoin Bloodbath May Become A Massacre As THREE Chinese Exchanges Confirm Shutdowns and More Are Coming appeared first on The Daily Coin.


The company you keep determines how well you sleep "IndyWatch Feed World"

Studies have shown that the quality of our relationships may determine how healthy we are, how well we recover from illness and even how long we live. However, little is known about how relationships affect sleep. This is especially true for young, unmarried individuals. Teens and emerging adults, in particular, generally do not get the recommended amount of sleep and report a number of sleep problems, such as difficulty falling asleep and daytime fatigue. Researchers have now started to investigate how relationships with friends and family affect nighttime sleep - particularly among teens and emerging adults. Results from our recent study with high school students suggest that, even when we go to bed alone, the company we keep by day may determine how well we sleep at night.


DPRK: The US fate in the ands of DPRK "IndyWatch Feed World"

North Korea has struck again in its nuclear-fueled war of words with the U.S., this time warning Washington that its latest military developments give supreme leader Kim Jong Un unprecedented clout amid the current crisis. North Koreas state-run media ran a series of articles on Friday threatening to meet any further U.S. military expansion in []


10 Officers Injured, More Than 20 People Arrested In St. Louis Riots "IndyWatch Feed"

No justice, no peace. Via WACH: Hundreds of people protesting the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the fatal shooting of black man following a high-speed chase marched for hours in mostly peaceful demonstrations, until a broken window at the mayors home and escalating tensions led riot-gear-clad officers to lob tear []


From Trauma to Transcendence Through Neuroplasticity "IndyWatch Feed World"

September 17th, 2017 By Anthony Tyler Guest writer for Wake Up World SNeurons that fire together, wire together, Dr. Max Cynader puts it, and it"s difficult to come across a more pertinent adage in today"s era. Discussion of neurons firing and wiring draws implications so vast that it impacts everything from positive and negative emotional spectrums, to the difference []


Italy Ramps Up Weapons Supplies to Saudi Arabia in Spite of EU Calls for Embargo "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sputnik September 16, 2017 European countries such as Italy continue to increase arms exports to Saudi Arabia in spite of European Parliament resolutions calling for an embargo on sales to Riyadh in light of violations of human rights and international law in Yemen. A recent European Parliament resolution which calls for an arms embargo against Saudi []


The Hot Dog Vendor is Not Alone: Cops Frequently Terrorize EntrepreneursIncluding Children "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

vendorJuan the Hot Dog Vendor has joined a list of lemonade stand patrons and food cart owners who have been targeted by police for failing to pay the state first


Geopolitics of Culture of Fear First Part: What They Do Not Teach at Harvard "IndyWatch Feed War"

 Human Wrongs Watch

By George Perendia*

House of Cards
House of Cards Image re-posted from Wall Street International 

7 September 2017  Wall Street International  With a very common, apparent naivety of a modern times academic who seeks to be politically correct and professionally accepted by justifying or reinterpreting ongoing policies, not unsimilar to the struggle of a priest, especially among those monotheist ones, who have to close their eyes to the evil or disastrous consequences of human and natural deeds and desperately seek for any kind of positive interpretations that would be in favour of the proselytised eternal goodness of the godly power behind the only apparently bad deeds of the powers, whether political or those divine, respectively, Dominique Moisi concludes his very readable, however also very elaborate and very poignant recent book on politics and fear in TV series [1] with claims that it is aiming to find a hope within the cruelty, violence, social and political intrigues depicted in the modern TV series such as Game of Thrones or Occupied, and the resulting fear that they are often designed to create.

Identifying fear as one common pattern among the series, facilitates to assert its continuous utilisat...


Fidget Spinner Gets Useful as MIDI Controller "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Fidget spinners are not only a fad, but pretty much useless. Sounds like a job for hacking to make the toys have some actual purpose. [D777k] took up the challenge and created a MIDI controller from a common spinner. You can see a video of the results, below.

The device uses a LightBlue Bean controller and Garage Band as the MIDI software. Granted, it might not be super useful, but it is better than just a plain old spinner. [D777k] calls it a whirling dervish of sound making!

The Arduino code that drives the thing is very simple. It reads three axes of acceleration and uses that to drive the MIDI software. When the acceleration exceeds a threshold, the software creates a new note based on the sums and differences of the accelerations.

The Lightblue Bean isnt anything new, but it is well suited for this kind of service. Certainly, making a toy into a MIDI controller isnt an original idea, either. But it sure is fun.

Filed under: Arduino Hacks


CIA agent blows whistle on deep state and shadow government "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A CIA whistleblower, Kevin Shipp, has emerged from the wolves den to expose the deep state and the shadow government which he calls two entirely separate entities.

The shadow government controls the deep state and manipulates our elected government behind the scenes, Shipp warned in a recent talk at a conference.

Shipp had a series of slides explaining how the deep state and shadow government functions as well as the horrific crimes they are committing against U.S. citizens.

Some of the revelations the former CIA anti-terrorism counter intelligence officer revealed included that Google Earth was set up through the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and InQtel. Indeed he is correct, the CIA and NGA owned the company Google acquired, Keyhole Inc., paying an undisclosed sum for the company to turn its tech into what we now know as Google Earth. Another curious investor in Keyhole Inc. was none other than the venture capital firm In-Q-Tel run by the CIA according to a press release at the time.

Shipp also disclosed that the agency known as the Joint Special Ops Command (JSOC) is the presidents secret army which he can use for secret assassinations, overturning governments and things the American people dont know about.

FBI warrantless searches violate the Fourth Amendment with national security letters, which Shipp noted enables them to walk into your employers office and demand all your financial records and if he or she says anything about them being there they can put your supervisor in jail or drop a case against themselves using the States Secret Privilege law.

The top of the shadow government is the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency, Shipp said.

Shipp expressed that the CIA was created through the Council on Foreign relations with no congressional approval, and historically the CFR is also tied into the mainstream media (MSM.) He elaborated that the CIA was the central node of the shadow government and controlled all of other 16 intelligence agencies despite the existence of the DNI. The agency also controls defense and intelligence contractors, can manipulate the president and political decisions, has the power to start wars, torture, initiate coups, and commit false flag attacks he said.

As Shipp stated, the CIA was created through executive order by then President Harry Truman by the signing of the National Secu...


A CRISPR Future New Form of Eugenics? "IndyWatch Feed World"

A CRISPR Future New Form of Eugenics? | man-dna-genes-gmo-genetically-modified | Eugenics & Depopulation General Health GMOs Medical & Health Science & Technology Sleuth Journal Special Interests

Story at-a-glance

  • Using CRISPR, researchers successfully altered DNA in human embryos in a way that would eliminate or correct the genes causing certain inherited diseases
  • If the embryos were implanted into a womb and allowed to grow, the process, which is known as germline engineering, would result in the first genetically modified children and any engineered changes would be passed on to their own children
  • In Iceland, Down syndrome births are becoming increasingly rare as women choose to have prenatal testing for chromosome abnormalities, and nearly 100 percent terminate pregnancies with a positive result
  • As CRISPR moves ahead, access to accurate and neutral data will be essential and difficult questions relating to eugenics must be asked

By Dr. Mercola

Gene editing was once a very imprecise and expensive process, but today, thanks to the development of...


Overview Battle for Deir Ezzor on September 16, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jim W. Dean -  I was surprised to see Damascus holding back on what its position would be on the Kurds claiming that they would take whatever territory in Deir Ezzor province they could, despite the SAA making a huge investment in liberating the whole area.


Why I am a biologist rather than a physicist "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Ive never written my name in the snow. Ive never participated in a competition to see how far I can urinate. These are apparently serious deficits in my experiences that affected my ability to visualize three-dimensional trajectories, according to some sad academics.

But the academics argued that playful urination practices from seeing how high you can pee to games such as Peeball (where men compete using their urine to destroy a ball placed in a urinal) may give boys an advantage over girls when it comes to physics.

Oh, no! I never even heard of Peeball before! But according to these wankers, its an important life lesson in physics.

This self-directed, hands-on, intrinsically (and sometimes extrinsically, and socially) rewarding activity must have a huge potential contribution to learning, resulting in a deep, embodied, material knowledge of projectile motion thats simply not accessible to girls.

Where did this nonsense come from? It was published in the Daily Mail, so I felt a momentary relief that rag is all garbage, so its not surprising that they gave it some credit. But where did they get it? The Times Educational Supplement. Christ.

The authors argue that there is a serious problem here. I agree.

The gender gap in physics, and other related subjects including engineering, has long been a cause for concern. This has led to both educational innovations as well as policy interventions such as Change The Equation, Sage and Wise. However, there is little evidence that such campaigns have much effect. For example, Wise was set up in the UK in 1984. In that time, the fraction of female students studying physics in the final two years of school has hovered around 20 per cent.

Therefore we have to ask: why dont young women perform as well in physics?

Then they acknowledge that there are a whole lot of social forces biasing womens opportunities and choices. Also true.

Of course, there are likely to be a number of complex, interacting reasons, some of which can be changed more easily than others. The majority of physicists are male, and this reinforces a masculine culture. Historically, logical and mathematical ways of thinking have long been associated with masculinity (although all three of us w...


Julian Assange Offers U.S. Government Proof Russia Wasnt Source of Democratic Party Leaks, Says WSJ "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

According to the Wall Street Journal, Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher of California spoke by phone on September 13th with U.S. President Donald Trumps Chief of Staff, General John Kelly, aiming to transmit to President Trump, from Wikileaks founder Julian


New York Times: Spike The Food Supply With Sterilization Chemicals To Cause Global Infertility and Depopulation "IndyWatch Feed World"

A November 24, 1969 New York Times feature article authored by Gladwin Hill called for sterilization chemicals to be added to the food supply in order to achieve globalist goals of human depopulation. That article, entitled A Sterility Drug in Food is Hinted came with the byline, Biologist Stresses Need to Curb Population Growth. Until []


Clinton still doesnt get what happened "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Hillary Clintons new memoir of her failed presidential campaign is titled What Happened. A better title would be What Happened? because Clinton apparently has no idea.

Clinton has blamed her loss on an ever-changing cast of characters Russia, WikiLeaks, James Comey and Bernie Sanders. Now she has put the blame on a new scapegoat: millions of bigoted white nationalists.

Clinton told Jane Pauley of CBS News Sunday Morning that Donald Trump won because he was quite successful in referencing a nostalgia that would give hope, comfort, settle grievances, for millions of people who were upset about gains that were made by others, Clinton said. When Pauley asked, What youre saying is millions of white people? Clinton replied, Millions of white people, yeah. Millions of white people.

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AL-Mayadeen: Patrick Henningsen on Smart Power and The New NGO Complex "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The role which high-profile NGO and charities have played in the demonization and destablization of Syria is well documented by now. But does this mean that all the NGOs are doing the work of the Anglo-American deep state overseas?

21st Century Wire executive editor, Patrick Henningsen, speaks to AL-Mayadeen TV current affairs host Zeinab Al Saffar about the reality of western-based human rights organizations and whether or not it actually lives up to its lofty rhetoric. Have major NGOs and charities become mere interventionist propaganda tools?

Watch this interview::


Patrick Henningsen is founder and editor of the news and analysis website 21st Century Wire and is an independent foreign and political affairs analyst for a number of media outlets. He is also the host of the SUNDAY WIRE talk radio program which airs live every Sunday on the Alternate Current Radio Network. Find out more at:

Also read Patrick Henningsens brief summary on this important subject: AN INTRODUCTION: Smart Power & The Human Rights Industrial Complex

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