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Friday, 23 September



We have to start thinking about cybersecurity in space "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

With all the difficulties we’ve been having with securing computer systems on Earth, the cybersecurity of space-related technology is surely the last thing on security experts’ minds. But it shouldn’t be, say David Livingstone and Patricia Lewis, two fellows of the international security department at UK-based think-tank Chatham House. “Because so much of human activity is now dependent on space-based assets and infrastructure, most countries’ critical infrastructure is potentially vulnerable to cyberattacks in that domain. … More


Hualapai Say Proposed Water Deal Could Benefit Tourism in the State "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

The chairman of the Hualapai Tribe told a Senate committee Wednesday that a proposed 70-mile, $173 million water project would lay the groundwork for expansion of Grand Canyon W...

Native Voters in Nevada Can Swing This Election "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Nevada is a swing state this November, with outsized influence on who will sit in the White House and which party will...

Heavy rainfall floods drought-stricken Telangana "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Telangana, the youngest state in India, was hit by two consecutive years of extreme drought, with this year being the worst in living memory. Drought brought severe water crisis, with scarcity hitting not just its villages and towns but even the capital Hyderabad,...... Read more »

China considers a huge national park for Amur tigers and leopards "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t is rare to spot an Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) in the wild, according to Yang Jun, director of the Hunchun Forestry Bureau’s wildlife protection department. However, on July 19, residents of Machuanzi, a village merely 10 kilometers away from downtown Hunchun in China’s northeastern Jilin Province, informed him that a tiger came to the residential area and ate two dogs on a single day. Yang went to the village immediately after he heard the news and saw footprints of the tiger and blood stains of its prey just 20 to 30 meters away from a villager’s house. “We then left four foot-bound roosters on the ground near the house for the tiger,” Yang told Mongabay. “The tiger did come back and picked the roosters one by one, four consecutive times, and we took video of the whole process.” Living inside the buffer zone of Hunchun National Nature Reserve near the border with Russia, most villagers in Machuanzi never encounter a live tiger in their lifetime due to the animal’s scarcity. The villagers set off firecrackers to scare the tiger away, but it seemed unwilling to leave the human domain, where it could easily obtain prey. Yang said the tiger, a sub-adult not yet fully capable of finding its own prey in the wild, remained in a neighboring village about four kilometers from Machuanzi and ate sheep from local’s sheepfold. Jilin province’s Forestry Department was planning to trap the tiger and send it to a remote forest area away from…

Efforts to conserve Asia’s rhinos meet successes, setbacks "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

When people think about rhinos, they likely think of Africa, where black and white rhinoceroses roam the grasslands and savannas. However, Asia is also home to three distinct species of rhinos: Javan, Sumatran and Indian or greater one-horned rhinos. As conservationists around the world mark World Rhino Day, each of these three species faces its own unique challenges. The Indian or greater one-horned rhino (rhinoceros unicornis) once ranged from Pakistan to Burma. Today, they are concentrated in a few nature reserves in Southern Nepal and the Indian states of Assam, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh. The bulk of the population lives in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park. [caption id="attachment_189571" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Greater one-horned rhinoceros. Photo by Rhett A. Butler.[/caption] The population of greater one-horned rhinos stands at around 3,500 -- smaller than either African species. That number is rising, though, and it represents a remarkable turnaround from 100 years ago. "They are coming back from 100-200 at the beginning of the 20th century," explains CeCe Sieffert, deputy director of the International Rhino Foundation (IRF). In 2008, the IUCN downlisted the Indian rhino’s status from endangered to vulnerable. "It’s one of our biggest large animal success stories in Asia," says Nilanga Jayasinghe a program officer for species conservation at the WWF. Conservation programs in Kaziranga park have gone so well that efforts are now starting to focus on moving rhinos elsewhere to establish a second viable population in India. "They are all in one basket and we need to distribute the eggs,"…


French government really wants to help Arab media "IndyWatch Feed War"

"Canal France International (CFI), the French cooperation agency and media operator of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, recently signed two substantial contracts (worth €2.7million) with the European Union to develop projects in support of independent media in the Arab world.
The first is a two-year contract concerning a project to further the development of independent media in Syria, mainly by providing training.
The project will receive funding of €1.5million, including €1.2million from the European Union (EU). The overall goal is to enable a new generation of Syrian journalists to produce high-quality, professional information today and to become pillars of the post-crisis media in the future.
In April2014, CFI will open a media centre, the Syrian Media Incubator, in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, 60km from the Syrian border, to the north of Aleppo. This collective workspace aims to provide modern telecommunication tools and support Syrian journalists who are determined to continue relaying news from their country, whatever the cost.
As a reminder, CFI already works in partnership with International Media Support (IMS) and Reporters sans frontières(RSF), and, in particular, helped in2013 to set up an independent Syrian radio station called Radio Rozana, which broadcasts from Paris and relies on a network of 30correspondents based in Syria. CFI provided several train...


Drone Video of Syrian Aid Convoy and Terrorist Barrel-Bomb Mortar Before Convoy’s Destruction "IndyWatch Feed War"

[Apparently that is one of those barrel-bomb mortars passing the (so far) undamaged aid convoy.]



Delta APC Crisis Worsens as Members Engage in Bloody Clash in Asaba "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 22ND (URHOBOTODAY)-The crisis in Delta State All Progressive Congress (APC) seems to be getting worst as members engaged in bloody clash at the party secretariat in Asaba, Delta State.
Report monitored in Vanguard newspaper revealed that police in Delta State have arrested some members of APC in the State following a bloody clash that ensued between supporters of the two factions at the party’s secretariat in Asaba, the state capital.

The party in the state had been in leadership crisis with a faction loyal to Olorogun O’Tega Emerhor and the other loyal to a Second Republic senator, Spanner Okpozo at loggerheads.
During the melee, thugs armed with dangerous weapons including guns invaded the secretariat and allegedly molested members of the state disciplinary committee who were meeting to consider a report of anti-party activities against some members.
Vanguard quoted a source as saying that there was exchange of gun-fire between thugs suspected to be loyal to both factions, adding that heavily armed policemen were immediately invited, who made some arrests.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Celestina Kalu, said that the matter was still being investigated.
The party secretariat has since been sealed by the police.



Saudi Official Finally Admits Saudi Arabia Supports Terrorism "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Saudi Arabian support for terrorism is something most people are aware of, but in the face of Saudi Arabian and American denials of this reality, presenting it as an undisputed fact is frustratingly difficult without an official confirmation. This is all beginning to change. At least some degree of Saudi Arabian involvement in the September 11 […]

The post Saudi Official Finally Admits Saudi Arabia Supports Terrorism appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.




Still Report #1203 - Fox News Polls - Trump Widens Leads "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Visit our website now: - considered by informed insiders’ as THE ultimate resource for fixing the National Debt problem and surviving Economic or Financial Collapse/Crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about Washington and today’s United States Political Climate. Good evening, I’m still reporting on Fox News Polls - Trump Widens Leads New Fox News polls out tonight shows Donald Trump pulling away from Hillary Clinton in 3 key battleground states, Nevada, North Carolina and Ohio. In Nevada, Trump now has a 3-point lead over Clinton, 43-40 in a 3-way race, with 8 for Johnson and 9% undecided. Green Party candidate Jill Stein is not on the ballot in Nevada. When the race is reduced to a 2-way race, Trump gains a point and leads by a 46 to 42 margin. This is important because as the race nears the end, the supposition is that the third-party candidates will not do as well as their current polling, so the question is who will gain from that. So far, all indications are that Trump benefits. Our first prediction for the Nov. 8 outcome in Nevada? Trump 50%, Clinton 45% and Johnson 5%. If Johnson slides lower than this, Trump will get the vast majority of those abandoning him. In North Carolina, Trump has bounded upwards and now leads Clinton by a 45 to 40 margin. Whites back Trump by a whopping 58-27 margin. Blacks support Clinton by a super whopping 85-3% margin, but blacks make up only 30% of voters. Stein also is not on the North Carolina ballot. Johnson has 6% with 9% undecided. Best guess is that in the end, Trump will pick off 2 from Johnson and Clinton 1 – and that’s generous. Also being generous to Clinton, Trump takes 6 of the undecided 9%. So our first prediction on the final count in North Carolina is Trump 53, Clinton 44, Johnson 3. In Ohio, Trump now leads by an impressive 5 points – 42 to 37 with Johnson getting 6 and Stein 2, with a whopping 13% undecided. The big news is that Clinton is now leading among women by only 3% and declining. Obama won Ohio’s women by 11% in 2012. Considering the coal issue and the jobs issues, I’m giving Trump 8% of the undecided, Clinton 3 and Johnson 2, but then Johnson loses another 2 to don’t waste your vote fears. So, our prediction in the end the final vote for Ohio – not counting voting machine fraud – is Trump 51, Clinton 41, Johnson 6 and Stein 2. A 10-point victory in US presidential politics is officially called a landslide. So, the bottom line in our predictions is: Nevada: Trump by 5 North Carolina: Trump by 9 Ohio: Trump by 10 And one more reminder, this is not counting the unmeasurable Monster vote, which could add as much as an additional 10% to Trump and subtracting the same from Clinton. How about the electoral college map? For the time being we are sticking with 279 Trump and 259 Clinton, but states currently leaning Clinton that are on the endangered species list are Michigan, Maine, Connecticut and Virginia. The next wind that blows from the north will bring to our ears the sound of another state turning red on this map. Finally, I’ve been getting some professional advice on how to improve our financial footing. Surprisingly, it helps us out a lot if you simply be sure to click on the like checkbox and even supply a comment – even if it’s only one word – that helps us. I’m still reporting from Washington. Good day. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the “Still Report”, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: Consider b...


Making A PCB in Everything: Eagle, Part 1 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

For the first in a series of posts describing how to make a PCB, we’re going with Eagle. Eagle CAD has been around since the days of DOS, and has received numerous updates over the years. Until KiCad started getting good a few years ago, Eagle CAD was the de facto standard PCB design software for hobbyist projects. Sparkfun uses it, Adafruit uses it, and Dangerous Prototypes uses it. The reason for Eagle’s dominance in a market where people don’t want to pay for software is the free, non-commercial and educational licenses. These free licenses give you the ability to build a board big enough and complex enough for 90% of hobbyist projects.

Of course, it should be mentioned that Eagle was recently acquired by Autodesk. The free licenses will remain, and right now, it seems obvious Eagle will become Autodesk’s pro-level circuit and board design software.

With the introduction out of the way, let’s get down to making a PCB in Eagle.

The Eagle Overview

There are three main parts to Eagle. A board is exactly what you think it is. The board describes the layout of components, holes, pads, connections, traces, and mechanical design of a printed circuit board. In the most general sense, the board is what you send off to a fab house to get your PCBs made.

The schematic is not a board design file and is not sent to the fab house. The schematic is the description of all the components in a circuit, and how they’re connected together.

The libraries in Eagle describe each and every part used in a project. Each part in a library has two components, a package, and a symbol. The package is a one-to-one physical representation of the part used when designing the board. The symbol is an abstraction of the part, used when designing the schematic. The package and symbol are combined into a device.

The reason for combining packages and symbols into a device is yet another abstraction; you can get the same microcontroller cores in different packaging — the ATtiny85 we’re working with in this article comes in both SMD and through-hole packages. Because we can combine different packages and symbols together, we do not need to duplicate work by making the ATtiny85 symbol multiple times. Likewise, if we’re designing a lot of parts that all have an 8-pin DIP package, we can reuse that package multiple times.

Building A Library

Library1The first step for all these tutorials will always be designing a part, in our case, a DIP-8 ATtiny85. To do this, we’re going to open Eagle and create a new library. Save your library, give it a memorable name, and check out a few buttons on the toolbar:

SymbolSmall This is the Symbol button, used to create new symbols


PackageSmall This is the Package button, used to create new packages (...


Join the Biggest Holistic Cyber Security Event in West Africa! Cyberxchange Conference 2016 holds on November 2nd & 3rd "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Every 5 seconds there is a case of cyber crime, and this poses a threat to individuals and most especially organizations. Let’s build immunity, join the biggest holistic cyber security event in West Africa. The CyberXchange Conference 2016 which will hold at the Landmark Event Centre, Lekki Peninsula, Lagos on the 2nd and 3rd November […]


A Digital Rumor Should Never Lead to a Police Raid "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


Law Enforcement, Courts Need to Better Understand IP Addresses, Stop Misuse

If police raided a home based only on an anonymous phone call claiming residents broke the law, it would be clearly unconstitutional.

Yet EFF has found that police and courts are regularly conducting and approving raids based on the similar type of unreliable digital evidence: Internet Protocol (IP) address information.

In a whitepaper released today, EFF challenges law enforcement and courts’ reliance on IP addresses, without more, to identify the location of crimes and the individuals responsible. While IP addresses can be a useful piece of an investigation, authorities need to properly evaluate the information, and more importantly, corroborate it, before IP address information can be used to support police raids, arrests, and other dangerous police operations.

IP address information was designed to route traffic on the Internet, not serve as an identifier for other purposes. As the paper explains, IP addresses information isn't the same as physical addresses or license plates that can pinpoint an exact location or identify a particular person. Put simply: there is no uniform way to systematically map physical locations based on IP addresses or create a phone book to lookup users of particular IP addresses.

Law enforcement’s over-reliance on the technology is a product of police and courts not understanding the limitations of both IP addresses and the tools used to link the IP address with a person or a physical location. And the police too often compound that problem by relying on metaphors in warrant applications that liken IP addresses to physical addresses or license plates, signaling far more confidence in the information than it merits.

Recent events demonstrate the problem: A story in Fusion documents how residents of a farm in the geographic center of America are subjected to countless police raids and criminal suspicion, even though they’ve done nothing wrong. A story in Seattle’s newspaper The Stranger described how police raided the home and computers of a Seattle privacy activist operating a Tor exit relay because they mistakenly believed the home contained child pornography. And these are just two stories that found their way into the media. 

These ill-informed raids jeopardize public safety and violate individuals’ privacy rights. They also waste police time and resources chasing people who are innocent of the crimes being investigated. 

The whitepaper calls on police and courts to recalibrate their assumptions about IP address information, especially when it is used to identify a particular location to be searched or individual to be arrested. EFF suggests that IP address information be treated, in the words of the Supreme Court, as more like “casual rumor circulating in the underworld,” or an unreliable informant. The Constitution requires further investigation and corroboration of rumors and anonymous tips before police can rely upon them to establish probable cause authorizing warrants to search homes or arrest individuals. The same should be true of IP address information.

The paper also explains why the technology’s limitations can make it unreliable...


Hillary Asks “Why Aren’t I 50 Points Ahead” In The Polls? Trump Responds "IndyWatch Feed War"


Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

Seemingly shocked that after spending 10s of millions of dollars, she remains only modestly ahead in the polls, Hillary Clinton exclaimed during an teleconference with the Laborers’ International Union of North America, saying, “Why aren’t I 50 points ahead?” Donald Trump was quick offer a three word reason… “because you’re terrible!”

Hillary Clinton has spent several times what Donald Trump has spent to air television ads in key states. That will likely continue; in a new count by Advertising Age, the Clinton campaign and its allied super PACs have booked $145.3 million in ad time between now and Election Day, to $4.4 million for Trump and his groups.

But , as we noted previously, what if it doesn’t really matter?

And so Hillary Clinton asks frustratedly… “Having said all this, ‘Why aren’t I 50 points ahead?’ you might ask?” … Well, the choice for working families has never been clearer. I need your help to get Donald Trump’s record out to everybody. Nobody should be fooled.”

And Donald Trump was quick to respond: (as Politico reported)

“Because she’s terrible,” he said bluntly.

I mean, she’s had a terrible record. Everything she touches is bad. You look at what’s going on with Libya and you look at the surge and you look at all of her decisions and you look at the Iran deal, which is one of the dumbest deals I’ve ever seen, which she started, and she totally backs, by the way, I mean, in its completed form, she totally backs. You look at everything she touched, I mean, it’s just a mess. And she’s spending a lot of money and so far it’s not had much of an impact because I guess I’m winning in most of these states and we’ll see what happens in the end, but she is [terrible].

The surprised look on Hillary’s face says it all.


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Soros Is “Investing” $500 Million In Europe’s Refugees And Migrants: He Explains Why "IndyWatch Feed Economics"


By Zero Hedge

Confirming once again that he is the silent puppet master behind Europe’s refugee crisis, overnight billionaire investor, and stalwart Hillary Clinton supporter, George Soros said in an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal that he would invest $500 million to meet the needs of migrants and refugees. 

Soros’ investment comes in response to the Obama administration’s “Call to Action” initiative, asking U.S. companies to help ease the migrant crisis. Soros, founder of the Open Society Foundations, also said he plans to work closely with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Rescue Committee to guide his investments.

* * *

The announcement will hardly come as a surprise to regular readers.

One month ago, in the aftermath of the DCleaks hack, we reported that “Soros Hack Reveals Plot Behind Europe’s Refugee Crisis.” As a reminder, according to one of the many leaked memos, Europe’s refugee crisis should be accepted as a “new normal,” and that the crisis means “new opportunities” for Soros’ organization to influence immigration policies on a global scale. OSF program officer Anna Crowley and program specialist Katin Rosin co-authored the May 12 memo, titled “Migration Governance and Enforcement Portfolio Review.”

The nine-page review made three key points: OSF has been successful at influencing global immigration policy; Europe’s refugee crisis presents “new opportunities” for the organization to influence global immigration policy; and the refugee crisis is the “new normal.”

As the authors write in the introduction, one of the purposes of the review “consider the effectiveness of the approaches we have used to achieve change at the international level.” A section of the review titled “Our Work” describes how America’s least transparent think tank has worked with “leaders in the field” to “shape migration policymaking and influence regional and global processes affecting the way migration is governed and enforced.

In a section titled, “Our Ambitions,” the authors explain: “Our premise for engaging in work related to governance was that, in addition to mitigating the negative effects of enforcement, we should also be supporting actors in the field proactively seeking to change the policies, rules, and regulations that govern migration.”

They write that “we also believed that advances at the regional or international levels could create impetus for policy change or implementation of existing norms at the national level. We deliberately avoided the term ‘global governance’ because there is no single system at the global level for managing migration.”

The same section later state...

The Problem of Reintegrating One-Ways into the Grid "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Patrick Kennedy is a Strong Towns member and writer for D Magazine. Today, we're republishing an article from D Magazine with permission.

Photo by Steve Hardy

Photo by Steve Hardy

While these issues are becoming increasingly understood, what I want to write a bit about is not just about the trouble the one-ways create from a cross-sectional perspective and how they relate to their building frontages, but the trouble that one-way couplets have reintegrating with the grid.

It’s also critical to understand no two one-ways are the same, they have to be understood within their context.  I’ve heard people write or say that one-ways work just fine in New York or Portland (and I’ll throw Center City Philadelphia in as well).  However, in each of these three cities the one-ways start and end at intersections within a dense, highly interconnected grid.  There is no merging of the couplet as I’ll be showing below.  But those cities also have very specific conditions that allow the one-ways to work.  New York has hyper density.  Portland has tiny blocks, only 220′ x 220′ so the access issue is less problematic and the sheer amount of intersections created by a 220 x 220 grid means plenty of intersections to calm traffic (which is another issue I’ll be touching on).  Center City Philly has tiny streets, ranging from 10′ to 26′ curb-to-curb.  They’re just too small to fit two-way traffic plus parking plus bike lanes on some corridors.

You’ll notice the one thing each of those three cities have in common is a highly connected rectilinear grid that allows for an abundance of route choice, adaptability for wayfinding, and flexibility for transportation planners to have a variety of different corridor types that make the same connection.  Highly interconnected grids connect everywhere to everywhere rather than Point A to Point B, which seems to have been (and often continues to be) the prevailing mindset in Dallas transportation planning.

How do we connect this one point to this other point?  Oh, well we just plow this road directly through there.  That’s the wrong thing to do: assuming a singular direct connection at the expense of overall grid connectivity has a positive impact on mobility or accessibility.  Instead, it has a negative impact on all of these aspects.

The mindset is that vehicular throughput trumps all other considerations.  If we’re moving cars fast and furiously, everything is better.  Business does b...


Iran’s “Moderate” President Tells U.N. That The Jews Are Secretly Pressuring America To Violate Nuke Deal… "IndyWatch Feed"

VIa JPost: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addressed the 71st session of the General Assembly of the United Nations on Thursday, and did not miss an opportunity to disparage Israel on the global stage. Rouhani blamed “Zionist pressure groups” for continued sanctions and the seizure of Iranian assets, threatening that if the Washington does not follow […]


SR# 1201 Full Speech: Donald Trump Rally in High Point, NC at High Point University Sept. 20, 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Visit our website now: - considered by informed insiders’ as THE ultimate resource for fixing the National Debt problem and surviving Economic or Financial Collapse/Crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about Washington and today’s United States Political Climate. Good evening, I’m still reporting on Trump Full Speech: Donald Trump Rally in High Point, NC at High Point University Sept. 20, 2016 Donald Trump spoke to the students of High Point University and we were offered VIP tickets by a high official of the state party. We took her up on the offer and off we went. It was a rather small venue - only held about 3,000 people and unlike other Trump events we've been to, it was 90% students. Very interesting crowd. Zero protesters. Interestingly, Trump's Secret Service detail guarding Trump from a member of the crowd rushing the stage has been doubled. I counted 18 just around the stage, and I saw even more heavily-armed folks, tucked back behind the stage so as not to worry the crowd. Guys with additional 30-round clips stuck in pockets in front of their ballistic vests. Very ready for heavy action kind of guys. Trump was very late - like 40 minutes. He only spoke for 30 minutes, which was merciful because even though we were among the half of the audience with a seat, it was a long 2-1/2 hours wait. I’m still reporting from Washington. Good day. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the “Still Report”, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: Be sure to "Like" and "Comment". This helps my channel. Consider becoming a cherished sponsor:


“Trump Will Go 26th”: Is This Eerie Radio Transmission Part of a Manchurian Candidate Plot to Assassinate Trump? "IndyWatch Feed World"


Here’s a bizarre, creepy conspiracy theory mystery for you…

Jet Wintzer uploaded the video below to YouTube September 20th. Apparently this robotic transmission about Donald Trump came out of an AM station in New Jersey. He wrote:

So this weirdness just happened on our way to Hoboken at 7AM this morning on the New Jersey Turnpike. On 1630 AM radio, a voice keeps repeating “Trump will go 26th”. It went on for at least 5 minutes from when the radio tuned it in while scanning. Near the Newark airport I78 part of Turnpike. Just landed in a Jason Bourne movie.

Things like this don’t just happen at random. The questions remain: what does it mean? Who broadcasted it? And why?

Some people are saying it’s a coded message about what’s to come; on the darker side of conspiracy theories, others are saying it’s proof an assassination plot is underfoot for the first debate and that this broadcast is a mind control trigger.

Why is that the case?

Think about what the transmission says, “Trump … will go… 26th.” Over and over and over for at least five straight minutes. Wintzer claims he was picking up the broadcast near the Newark Airport in New Jersey. The first debate, scheduled on the 26th, is set to be held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, just 50 miles away. The theory goes that the trigger is being broadcast in spurts to the surrounding area for people already in place implanted with the hypnotic suggestion…

To assassinate Trump.

Note that, for what it’s worth, the debate was originally scheduled to take place at Wright State University (five miles from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base) in Ohio but was moved to Hofstra earlier this month. The official claim is that this was done for budget issues, but locally it was reported that the debates were actually moved due to security issues.

Wish I could just summarily dismiss this entire notion as crazy talk, just immediately say we don’t live in a world as insane and ridiculous as all that, and tell you that anyone who would suggest such a plot is obviously a tin foil hat nutter… but at the same time, it kind of sounds like the plot of The Manchurian Candidate, updated for the 21st century, not to mention but I will that the CIA has a sordid, decades-long history of mind control research specifically including the creation of Manchurian candidates.

“Trump will go 26th.”

What is that transmission really being broadcast for?

Sure, it could also be nothing at all, but considering this election is already the strangest one in American history (and it just keeps getting weirder by the day) you just never know.

(H/T: Terri Lynn)

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The U.S. Has Entered the False Flag Window "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"



I have known Mike Adams for sometime. He has great credibility and I can accurately state that Mike is extremely sincere and very accurate with his analyses on various issues.  Subsequently, when Mike says that we are in the definitive window of multiple false flag attacks. he has my attention and should have your attention as well.

The following interview with Mike is exciting and frightening at the same time.



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The developer-led planning system "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

One of my jobs at CPRE is to go round England cheering up our branches and regional groups. I am not sure I ever really succeed, but they often succeed in depressing me.

This is not, I hasten to say, because they are all miserabilists or because we are losing every battle. I always come away proud that CPRE has so many talented and dedicated people, and full of admiration for what they achieve with minute resources. CPRE saves countryside that would otherwise be lost and improves the quality of many developments. But our local volunteers are finding the going tough, and they are not shy about saying so.

Yesterday I gave my usual message to the CPRE South West meeting in Taunton: the Government is listening, our messages are getting through, we hope we can persuade it to change course. Very few people any longer think that weakening the planning system and releasing more land is the way to solve the housing crisis: that seven year experiment is nearing its end. Indeed, no one seriously thinks the private sector will build houses on the scale the country needs: the 37 year experiment of leaving housing to the private sector has spectacularly failed.

I genuinely think we may be at a moment for radical new thinking about housing – or perhaps a variant of old thinking, harking back to the years when Conservative governments prided themselves both on building houses and looking after the countryside.

For now, though, at a local level CPRE branches have to grapple with a system of mind-blowing, spirit sapping complexity and opacity, one that seems almost designed to discourage civil society from having its say.

For many CPRE branches, the ills of the current system are symbolised by Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs). The Coalition abolished the previous government’s regional bodies on the grounds that they were undemocratic and unaccountable. It took some genius to replace them with LEPs. These, according to the minutes of a previous CPRE South West meeting, “are not democratic, not transparent and are pushing for huge developments at all costs”. But that, I fear, is the point. I can almost hear someone in the Treasury reading that and going “tick, tick, tick”.

In opposition, the Conservatives railed against unaccountable regional bodies, but it is hard to get anyone outside CPRE too exercised by the role of (sub-regional) LEPs. They are below the radar, too obscure, too secretive – and besides, they have local government representation so they must be okay.

Across the country LEPs are driving up housing targets on the back of unrealisable growth projections. The joint core strategy for Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury, for instance, is based on the local LEP’s aspirational target of 4.8% GVA, a rate of growth that has never consistently been achieved. It is a flimsy basis on which to release land for housing. It assumes that the area will economically out-perform other areas – but every LEP seems to think that its areas will be at the leading edge of something or other. The same logic applies to the new combined authorities. Each is competing for workers to fulfil its aspirations for growth, and each is planning to build houses for the same worker.

None of this is to deny the need for housing or economic growth, particularly in the places that need growth most. Nor is it to deny that some – a few – LEPs are relatively open and willing to engage local people or the Local Nature Partnership. What it clear, however, is that aspirational and often wildly optimistic growth targets, whether they come from LEPs or devolution deals, are no basis for calculating housing need.

The growth aspirations for the three Gloucestershire boroughs have led to the housing target being increased by 5%. The target will not be met and everyone knows what will happen: the local authority will be forced to release more land; the developers will cherry pick th...


iPhone 7 Jailbreak Has Already Been Achieved In Just 24 Hours! "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

It has only been a few days since the launch of Apple's brand new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but it appears that the new iPhone has already been jailbroken. That didn't take long. Right? Security researcher and well-known hacker Luca Tedesco shared an image of his jailbroken smartphone on his Twitter account to show off the world that the new iPhone 7 has been jailbroken.


Andrew Hoffman – Trifecta of Hell! (Podcast) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

andy hoffmanAndy Hoffman & Kerry Lutz discusses this past week’s events in markets and the economy. Andrew (“Andy”) Hoffman, CFA joined Miles Franklin, one of America’s oldest, largest bullion dealers, in October 2011 and serves as Marketing Director. For a decade, he was a US-based buy-side and sell-side analyst, most notably as an II-ranked oil service…

Colombia: real peace in an era of phony war "IndyWatch Feed"

While a "new Condor Plan" is rumoured to be stalking the region, Colombia might need more than a sideways glance from self-absorbed neighbours in the years to come.

FARC rebels cheer at the concert in their last conference as a rebel army, after signing the peace accord.18 September,2016. Ricardo Mazalan/Press Association. All rights reserved.On a rough count over the month of August, six coups were said to be under way across Latin America. Many of these were reported to be targeting the region’s recent or current left-leaning governments, elected in a spate of victories a little over a decade ago and now the alleged victims of a systematic campaign to eject them from power by any means available. “A new Condor Plan” is afoot, Ecuadorean President Rafael has declared, in reference to the regional extermination campaign against suspected subversives mounted in the 1970s. Polarized politics, frail institutions and economic hardship do not bring back happy memories.

Yet an event of great and undeniable significance sits oddly beside these half-dozen historical flashbacks. In Colombia, the longest-running guerrilla war of the region and the epitome of a Marxist uprising of rural outcasts against the metropolitan elite – in which the United States gave firm support to the latter, first during the Cold War and then in response to the insurgents’ links to drug trafficking and threats to the state ­– is on the verge of a peaceful and agreed end.

Four years of tireless negotiations in Cuba between government representatives and commanders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) ended on August 24 with the announcement of a final peace agreement, which will be signed on September 26. It is, without a doubt, one of the most sophisticated, comprehensive and well-wrought documents of its kind, a tribute to the search for compromise on both sides of what has been a pitiless conflict. “They were complicated, sometimes bitter conversations,” the government chief negotiator, Humberto de Calle, said upon announcing the accord, “but the result is sufficient compensation.” of the most sophisticated, comprehensive and well-wrought documents of its kind, a tribute to the search for compromise on both sides of what has been a pitiless conflict.

Very great challenges remain, starting with a plebiscite on the deal on October 2: the hurdles ahead have been documented in a recent International Crisis Group report. But the divergence between the febrile disputes of Latin American political and diplomatic life and the moderation that old foes in Colombia achieved is striking. The temperance has been contagious: even if a new Condor Plan stalks the region, the entire hemisphere has united in support of the peace deal.

Cuba hosted the talks, and acted as a guarantor alongside Norway; Venezuela and Chile were witnesses. Not far behind, the United States sent an envoy to the negotiations, which the FARC des...



Graffiti for Charlotte Uprising in South Philly "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Submitted to It’s Going Down

Tonight we smashed five billboards along I-76 in South Philly. Two say “PHILLY TO CHARLOTTE FUCK THE POLICE”, one “COP LIVES DON’T MATTER” and two had paint thrown on them.

Complicity with the Charlotte uprising.

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Watch: Police Help Charlotte Business Owners Clean Up Riot Damage "IndyWatch Feed"

A crime scene photographer looks out a storefront damaged overnight by protesters following Tuesday's police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. Charlotte's police chief said Thursday he plans to show video of an officer shooting Scott to his family, but the video won't be immediately released to the public. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Police officers in Charlotte, North Carolina stood guard Thursday morning and helped local business owners clean up from damage they sustained during violent riots on Wednesday night.


Assad tells AP: U.S. doesn't have the will to fight terrorism, strikes on Syrian troops were intentional "IndyWatch Feed World"

Syrian President Bashar Assad says that US airstrikes which killed 62 Syrian government troops were "intentional" and they lasted for an hour. He added that the US "does not have the will" to join Russia in fighting terrorists in Syria. Speaking to the Associated Press in Damascus, the Syrian leader denied that the airstrikes carried out by the US near Deir ez-Zor on September 17 were an accident. Sixty-two Syrian soldiers were killed and over 100 were injured, according to the Syrian military. Assad said they were "intentionally" targeted. "It was not an accident by one airplane; it was four airplanes which kept attacking the position of the Syrian troops for nearly one hour or maybe a little bit more than one hour," Assad told AP, adding they were attacking a large area that "constituted of many hills" adjacent to where the Syrian troops were stationed. Assad also questioned how IS was able to launch an attack so quickly after the airstrike.


What sanctions? France remains leading foreign investor in Russian economy "IndyWatch Feed World"

For the third consecutive year France is the leading foreign investor in the Russian economy, according to the Director General of the Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIFR) Pavel Shinsky. The chamber says in the first three months of this year France invested twice as much as Germany, and even the economic sanctions haven't scared off French companies. "In the first quarter of this year France invested $797 million in the Russian economy while Germany $350 million, and the US $130 million," Shinsky said at the International Business Summit in Russia's Nizhny Novgorod.


Soros Launches ‘Putin-Trump’ Fake Conspiracy Website "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Soros Launches ‘Putin-Trump’ Fake Conspiracy Website

Notorious globalist billionaire George Soros has been exposed as the mastermind and bankroller of a website launched Wednesday that promotes New World Order propaganda and attempts to smear Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

The Soros website features absurd conspiracy theories designed to instil fear in the voting public. This latest attempt by the NWO establishment to mislead Americans features claims that a vote for Trump/Pence this year will lead to a Putin/Trump world in 2017, and that “national security issues are at risk.

Hillary Clinton and her mega-wealthy globalist backers (including George Soros, who has given her millions of dollars and has been exposed issuing orders to her) have become fond of inventing conspiracy theories tying Trump to Russia and its leader, Vladimir Putin.


This is their latest hack job, designed to deceive, drum up fear, and groom the American public for the idea of war.

According to GotNews, the Soros-funded PR firm Ripple Strategies sent out an internal memo from co-founder Glenn Turner Tuesday evening announcing the propaganda site’s imminent launch. The memo described as a site “that rigorously details and analyzes the disturbing, unprecedented ties between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

Far more disturbing for others, however, should be the unprecedented lengths to which the Western globalists and their establishment allies will go to torpedo Trump’s campaign and prop up an ailing Hillary Clinton.

The propaganda website admits it is bankrolled by Progress for America PAC, which according to was founded by Geor...


Yellen’s Oversight of the Fed Is Not Producing Monetary Policy but Disbelief "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The real product of the Fed these days is not monetary policy but disbelief. People can’t believe the amount of speculation, conversation and outright complexity that results in… nothing.

Yellen is basically presiding over the deflation of the Fed’s reputation. Every month more and more credibility leaks away.

And this month was no exception. For weeks leading up to the FOMC meeting on Wednesday, there were grim articles and interviews stating that a “hike” was possible if not probable.

And again nothing happened. I’m not surprised of course.

Since we started TDV, I’ve said that they’d never raise rates again (and have had people laughing at me for more than six years now for that stance.

But once again, I’m right. The Fed made no movements again. The 0.25% in December last year which nearly collapsed the world’s markets doesn’t really count because it was so tiny (and they’ve backed off it ever since).

Trump was also correct in regard to a rate hike. He said the Fed might raise in January, but not until then because a hike – and subsequent market volatility – might jeopardize the election for Killary.

But there are bigger issues involved here than accurate predictions. The larger issue is that the Federal Reserve is bleeding credibility like it has an open wound.

After the decision, Yellen tried to defend it by explaining that since the economy was improving so much she didn’t want to interfere.

What Yellen is good at is threatening rate hikes and not following through. The idea that the largest economy on earth has only tightened a mere 25 basis points over the last decade is beyond astonishing.

And with all of this paralysis, we’ve had the accompaniment of millions – billions – of complications as bureaucrats meet and industry leaders debate what’s coming next.

And nothing ever does. Just more talk. More articles. More interviews about infinitesimal monetary movements.

25 basis points – that’s been the center of discussion for nearly a decade. 25 basis points is hardly a baby step.

But for Yellen, it’s a chasm too far.

All she ever does is explain what she might do – and then she does nothing.

Just one more week, one more month, one more year – and the economy is bound to thunder aloft. But it never does.

She lost her credibility long ago. The US can’t afford a significant rate hike because the government owes too much money.  The US government has doubled its debt in just the last eight years alone, to now well over $19 trillion.

But that’s something else Yellen will never discuss. They’re scared to hike, even nine years into an alleged recovery. At all costs she intends to keep the tale alive.

The recovery is coming … it’s on its way … it’s almost here.

She’ll keep preaching this mantra as long as she has to. If she actually does raise rates significantly, fedgov obligations will soar while tax revenues collapse. The debt itself expands rapidly, leading inevitably to default.  And if you thought a country like Argentina defaulting could cause shockwaves across the world… you ain’t seen nothing yet if/when the US defaults.

And then Yellen has to explain the government’s default, which is a good deal more difficult than explaining month after month why she’s going to yank on rates NEXT month.

And gradually credibility trickles away. I stopped believing in central banking long ago. But many people are only waking up now. Every time Yellen fumbles in front of the podium for another month, more people start to question what the hell...


20 civilians including children killed in Saudi airstrikes in Yemen "IndyWatch Feed World"

Twenty civilians have been killed in Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen, according to a government official. Children were among those killed. At least 30 were injured in the raids, which struck the city of Hodeida. The strikes hit the Suq al-Hunod district of the port city, the official in the government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi told AFP. The presidential palace was also hit. Children were among the fatalities photographed at a city mortuary. Photos from the neighborhood showed residents searching through piles of rubble in search for survivors.


Fueling murder: Britain to send £100mn in aid to war-torn Yemen while also selling £3bn in arms to Saudis "IndyWatch Feed World"

Britain is to increase spending on humanitarian aid to war-torn Yemen while at the same time signing off multibillion-pound arms deals to Saudi Arabia, which stands accused of war crimes. International Development Secretary Priti Patel announced Britain will send an additional £37 million (US$48 million) in aid to Yemen this year, bringing the total package to £100 million. It comes as Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson faces calls from two senior MPs to support an independent investigation into whether war crimes have been committed in the Yemen conflict.



ISIS Sucide Bomber Hit High Level Rebel Meeting in Southern Syria "IndyWatch Feed War"


An ISIS suicide bomber a security headquarters of ‘moderate rebels’ in the southern Syrian town of Inkhil in Daraa province. The attack took place during a meeting between Syrian Opposition leaders and the so-called “Interim Government of Syria”.

According to reports, some 20 oppositioneers were killed, including the Local Administration Minister, Yacob al-Ammar, and the military commander of Al-Hamzah Brigade, Abu al-Tayyib.

A 15-yo ISIS suicide bomber allegedy made the attack.

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Ancient Jewish scroll now legible "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

This video says about itself:

How to open an ancient scroll without touching it | Science News

21 September 2016

Researchers describe the digital steps it took to unwrap a charred, roughly 1,700-year-old scroll and read its ancient Biblical text.

Credit: Seth Parker, Univ. of Kentucky.

From Science News:

Digital rehab exposes Biblical roots of ancient Israeli scroll

Virtual unwrapping reveals Hebrew text inside fragile artifact

by Bruce Bower

2:00pm, September 21, 2016

Researchers have digitally unwrapped and read an ancient Hebrew scroll that’s so charred it can’t be touched without falling apart. It turns out the document contains the oldest known Biblical text outside of the roughly 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls, the investigators say.

Archaeologists discovered the scroll’s remnants in a synagogue’s holy ark during a 1970 excavation in Israel of En-Gedi, a Jewish community destroyed by fire around 600.

In a series of digital steps, slices from a 3-D scan of the En-Gedi scroll were analyzed to bring letters and words into relief on a pieced-together, virtual page. Those images revealed passages from the book of Leviticus written in ink on the scroll’s disintegrating sheets. Radiocarbon results date the scroll to approximately 300, making it the earliest copy of an Old Testament book ever found in a holy ark, scientists report September 21 in Science Advances.

This computerized recovery and conservation process can now be used to retrieve other ancient documents “from the brink of oblivion,” the researchers say.

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Indoctrination: 35 Years of the US Department of Education "IndyWatch Feed Economics"


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Indoctrination: 35 Years of the US Department of Education


Since 1980, during the Carter Administration, America’s K-12 education system has come under increasing control by the dictates of the federal Department of Education (DOE) with failing results, taxing states and filtering the money through Washington to return a portion of it back to the states. In 2002, the Bush Administration approved the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act creating punishing amounts of federal paperwork and bureaucracy for local schools, requiring a $1B grant in special funding to help state and local education systems comply. In 2015 Congress enacted new legislation, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), to allegedly overcome the NCLB federal intervention. The Heritage Foundation’s Lindsey Burke says, “ESSA does not accomplish these critical policy priorities” to reduce the interference and excessive hours of standardized testing time. The 2016 DOE budget is $70.7B excluding a Presidential request for an additional $75B mandatory funding over ten years for Pre-K education.

What is America getting for federally-funded interference in education? The US spends over 23.2% of per capita income on its students each year, 9% more than Singapore while over 26 other countries that spend less outscore US students. Charles Murray says that even after substantial resources were dedicated to assist minorities over a 10 year period, SAT scores have indeed dropped for Amerindians ( -28%), Latinos (-26%), Blacks (-14%) and Whites (-6%) while substantially increasing for Asians (+54).

Of 64 countries in the International Student Assessment, the U.S. ranks 35th in math and 27th in science. Singapore spends almost half of what...


Protests in Charlotte Inspire Racist Tweets & Nationwide Stop-And-Frisk "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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The "Bahamas Papers": New leak exposes more offshore tax-haven dealings of the rich and powerful "IndyWatch Feed World"

Five months after the Panama Papers exposed the offshore dealings of government leaders and influential people, a new leak of 1.3 million files has revealed the names of individuals associated with companies registered in the Bahamas, a notorious tax haven. The files - received by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and shared with the Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) - contains the names of politicians and other individuals linked to more than 175,000 Bahamian companies, trusts, and foundations registered in the Bahamas between 1990 and 2016. Among the individual names in the publicly searchable database are politicians, entrepreneurs, financiers and fraudsters, all of whom have taken advantage of the Bahamas' unique positioning as a global tax haven.


'Array of Things' collects facial biometrics and license plates images "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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Argonne Labs and DHS are installing over 500 spying devices called the 'Array of Things' (AoT) throughout Chicago and plan to install them in cities across the country.  Plans are in the works to replicate the project in the coming years in more than a dozen other cities.

Two cameras mounted in each AoT box will collect data on vehicle and foot traffic, standing water, sky color and cloud cover. They claim the photos taken by the cameras will automatically be deleted within "tens of minutes."

Should we trust them?

The AoT bears a striking similarity to 'Visual Analytics for Command, Control and Interoperability Environments' which turned CCTV cameras into surveillance devices. 
Please, read my four part series where I explain, how the government turned public and private CCTV cameras into a nationwide surveillance system.
Feds admit they'll use the internet of things to spy on everyone
US intelligence chief James Clapper warns...
Back in 2012, former CIA director David Petraeus called the surveillance implications of the internet of things “...



Antarctica to Shed ‘Really Cool and Really Scary’ Bali-Sized Iceberg "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

earth fire Public-DomainAn ice floe with a surface area comparable to that of the Greek island of Crete or the Indonesian island of Bali is about to break off from Antarctica. The crack is the Antarctic shelf ice has grown considerably in the last few months. In a worst-case scenario, the sea level may rise by up…


US Govt Just Legalized Operation Mockingbird — FBI Can Now Impersonate the Media "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

FBI agents conducting undercover investigations have now been given the green light to impersonate journalists, the Justice Department determined last week — effectively legalizing the government’s most notorious propaganda program, Operation Mockingbird. Last Thursday, the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General published what’s become the subject of outrage for journalists, civil and constitutional rights […]

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Jim Stone: CGI Hillary "IndyWatch Feed Economics"


I am sticking with my take on Hillary, PERIOD.

By Jim Stone


Trolls and a few liars in the fake alt media are saying Hillary’s glitches are due to “compression” or “overlays” that are “just part of digital video”.  THIS IS A LIE

A live digital broadcast is nothing more than a sequence of complete single layer pictures that are stitched together as individual frames which are then played in sequence to produce video. AND EITHER SOMETHING IS IN A FRAME, OR IT DOES NOT EXIST AT ALL. No compression routine or digital artifacting can change that. No layering exists to cause glitches such as disappearing objects. Anyone who is saying Hillary disappeared in a live broadcast because the LIVE broadcast was layered, or that compression took her out, is a liar pure and simple.

When Hillary (and her podium) vanished, THE ENTIRE BROADCAST FRAME WAS PERFECTLY INTACT, WHICH IS PROVEN BY THE FACT THAT THE FLAG THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE BEHIND HER SHOWED UP WHEN SHE VANISHED. If it was any kind of a compression glitch no flag would have shown up where Hillary was before because the data for a flag in that spot would not be there. The fact the flag showed up when Hillary vanished irrefutably proves Hillary was never there, and rather than a live broadcast it was all faked with pre taped scenes that were overlaid beforehand with layers and then presented as live, and during the production of the hoax, someone missed the fact that Hillary was missing for a couple frames.

These two frames [below] here prove Hillary was never there. In addition to the “compression” ruse, the trolls have a secondary explanation that Hillary vanished due to a transmission glitch. This is another lie, because if that was the case, the entire frame would have glitched, and NO GLITCH could have put the flag in behind a missing Hillary because that data simply would not be there. The fact the flag showed up right through Hillary proves beyond all doubt that this is a LAYERED IMAGE, NOT A LIVE BROADCAST HAVING PROBLEMS, BECAUSE IF YOU START WITH A SINGLE LAYER FRAMES ANYTHING LIVE IS COMPOSED OF, NEW LAYERS SIMPLY CAN’T HATCH FROM OUT OF NOWHERE. 


If it is layered as the trolls are saying to explain it away, that can only happen in a studio that produces special effects by stacking different scenes on top of one another and a couple of the merges did not go right. Any video done this way proves Hillary was never there. And there is proof this is how Hillary was faked in North Carolina all through her “appearance” because the video is full of other anoma...


Montreal Threatens To Kill Thousands Of Dogs "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Montreal is days away from voting on legislation that would ban any dog resembling a pit bull — and kill thousands more.

Mayor Denis Coderre claims the ban is in the interest of public safety following a spate of attacks from dogs who may or may not be pit bulls .

But critics claim it's overkill, in the most literal sense of the word.

"We are talking a very large number of completely unnecessary deaths of adoptable dogs in a very short time," Alanna Devine, director of animal advocacy at the Montreal SPCA , tells The Dodo.


Even more alarming, Devine says, the legislation is so vaguely worded, it's impossible to know how much damage it can cause.

"It does not make any sense," she says. "I have a legal background and read the legislation a thousand times and can't understand what it will entail."

Ultimately, the law could affect just about any medium-sized dog "with short fur and a big head," she adds.

In other words, if you happen to be a dog, or love a dog, in Montreal, you have reason to worry.

Especially since, despite a tide of criticism from animal advocates around the world , the ban is expected to be approved by the city council on Monday.

"We're still encouraging people to reach out to their elected officials," Devine says. "But ... it's an uphill battle."

Tye Friis/Reversed Rescue

After September 26, owning a dog who looks like a pit bull will get complicated.

Current owners will have until next March to get a special permit for their dogs — and that's only after a criminal background check. The dog will also have to be sterilized, vaccinated and microchipped. Owners would also have to keep their dogs muzzled and on a leash no longer than 4 feet in public.

And, of course, there's a $150 fee.

"There are a lot of low-income and homeless people in Montreal who simply won't be able to afford all of the criteria they need in order to get the special permit," Devine says. "Those dogs will have to be seized and have to be euthanized."



How The “Birther” Story Was Birthed By Clinton Aide, Sidney Blumenthal—Chapter And Verse "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Neil Munro AP A left-wing blogger says one of Hillary Clinton’s top aides urged him in 2008 to write articles suggesting that then-Senator Barack Obama “was not a natural born citizen.” Larry Johnson, operator of the NoQuarter blog, described his cooperation with the aide, Sidney Blumenthal in September 2015. I know firsthand, and can testify under…


Imo State Queen Nigeria 2016, Jecinta Okonkwo looks Gorgeous in New Photos "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Jecinta Okonkwo is the reigning Imo State Queen Nigeria 2016 and she has released some lovely promo photos. She oozes poise and grace in the photos. Check them out: Credits: Photography: DeeZey Media Makeup: Clary’s Shades n Sparkles


Happy 70th Birthday KSA! Here’s a Compilation of 7 of King Sunny Ade’s Evergreen Songs and 7 Facts You Might not Know about Him "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

It’s Afrojuju living legend King Sunny Ade’s Birthday today and he’s turning 70! To celebrate, we’ve compiled a short list of things you might not have known about him and some songs for you to enjoy (for the mega fans like us). Since we can’t go all the way to 70, here are 7 Things to […]




Exposure to BPA and other endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked to reduced levels of vitamin D "IndyWatch Feed World"

Exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) and other endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) may reduce levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The study is the first to find an association between EDC exposure and vitamin D levels in a large group of U.S. adults. EDCs are chemicals or mixtures of chemicals that can cause adverse health effects by interfering with hormones in the body. The Society's Scientific Statement on EDCs examined more than 1,300 studies that found links between chemical exposure and health problems, including infertility, obesity, diabetes, neurological problems and hormone-related cancers. "Nearly every person on the planet is exposed to BPA and another class of endocrine-disrupting chemicals called phthalates, so the possibility that these chemicals may even slightly reduce vitamin D levels has widespread implications for public health," said the study's first author, Lauren Johns, MPH, a PhD candidate at the University of Michigan School of Public Health in Ann Arbor, MI. "Vitamin D plays a broad role in maintaining bone and muscle health. In addition, low vitamin D levels have been implicated in outcomes of numerous conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer."




October Genesis -- A Vision/Dream "IndyWatch Feed World"

Submitted Anonymously

Hello all. I've been following dinar and this site since I found them through the HEN in March 2016. I had a spiritual awakening in Feb 2015 that was intense and eventually led me to an understanding of how absolutely magical existence truly is. Before, I was (mostly) asleep, like the rest of my country men and women.

I would like to share a "vision/dream" I had in the in-between state of sleeping and wakefulness in July of this year. I was looking at a children's book and the character's names were "OCTOBER" and "GENESIS". Considering I think non-stop about disclosure, pray, contemplate, meditate, etc, I personally felt that this message has multiple meanings. A few weeks ago, I see the intel that says Oct 1 as what seems to be a rather big day.

I've also seen the highs and lows over the past few months. I felt insane and pretty stupid a few times, actually believing info on this random site full of mostly nonsense. 

But I do believe that there are people that are doing the good work, and that these intel bits are eventually going to hold water.

I think that time might actually be upon us.

Heaven help us all if October 1st goes by without one freakin' change whatsoever.

I would strongly suggest we all just "tap out" of the internet for awhile and go outside and work on raising our vibrations. The internet automatically pulls you back into the 3D world, because it is a 3D device.

Good luck folks, from a random American who is absolutely tired of the insanity and ready to begin FIXING MOTHER EARTH

This content was originally submitted and published at Operation Disclosure.


Supporters intend to 'escort' Stein to first presidential debate despite no invitation, Johnson allies protest to 'let him in' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Protests and threats of civil disobedience are popping up ahead of the first face-to-face debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Supporters of third party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein are giving the Commission on Presidential Debates the third degree. Just because the Green Party's Dr. Jill Stein and her vice presidential candidate, Ajamu Baraka, are not invited to be at Hofstra University in New York on Monday, where the first debate between Trump and Clinton will take place, doesn't mean they won't show up anyway. In a message posted to Dr. Jill Stein's presidential campaign website Wednesday, senior advisor Kevin Zeese mused: "We may decide to have supporters attempt to escort our candidates into the debates." "This situation may lead to arrest - it is possible but not definite," Zeese added. "Some people are signing up to risk arrest, others are coming for a no-arrest protest," he said.


'Leave them kids alone': Video of bystander telling off cops for harassing kids goes viral "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Facebook Live video posted by an angry bystander in Delaware who witnessed a white cop stop and question three children has clocked up almost 3 million views and sparked yet another debate around racism in law enforcement. The heated video shows a police officer standing with three young boys, taking details of their names and dates of birth. The children, who are on bikes, answer politely as the man recording the video, Damieon Flowers, warns them to say nothing until their mom comes. The kids cycle on as the confrontation heats up between Flowers and the officer.


Donald Trump Calls For ‘Nationwide Stop-And-Frisk’ "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

As the nation reels from two recent fatal police shootings of black men, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday called for cities nationwide to adopt “stop-and-frisk”—a widely condemned police practice that New York City was forced to abandon after a federal judge struck it down as unconstitutional, finding that it disproportionately targeted minorities.

“‘I would do stop-and-frisk. I think you have to,’ Trump said, according to excerpts of a Fox News ‘town hall’ in Cleveland, after a listener asked what he would do to reduce crime in predominantly black communities across the nation,” reports Reuters.

Trump’s “support for the polarizing crime-fighting policy—which involves officers’ questioning and searching pedestrians—collides with his highly visible courtship of African-Americans, who have been disproportionately singled out by the tactic, data show,” the New York Times writes.

“We did it in New York,” Trump said of the practice. “It worked incredibly well and you have to be proactive.”

Former NAACP president Benjamin Jealous characterized the tactic as “the worst racial profiling program in the country, in any city,” back when it was still in wide use in New York City.

The tactic was encouraged and became widespread in New York under the mayorship of Rudolph Giuliani, who is now an avid Trump supporter.

Federal judge Shira A. Scheindlin found in 2013 that “in [city officials’] zeal to defend a policy that they believe to be effective, they have willfully ignored overwhelming proof that the policy of targeting ‘the right people’ is racially discriminatory and therefore violates the United States Constitution.”

“Ending the practice in New York was a key plank of Democrat Bill de Blasio’s successful 2013 run for mayor,” as Reuters notes.

De Blasio immediately condemned Trump’s advocacy for the tactic, calling the candidate’s proposal “appalling.” De Blasio told NBC that “he’s either ignorant about the history of the city or he’s lying about it.”

Civil rights and social justice advocates also decried Trump’s comments.

“The idea of creating a national stop-and-frisk policy is the equivalent of advancing martial law and is beyond the constitutional power of the presidency,” Marc H. Morial, president of the National Urban League, told the New York Times in an email.

And one African-American attendee at...


US Soldier Faces Jail Time For Kaepernick-Style Protest "IndyWatch Feed World"

Janaye Ervin says she has been with the U.S. army since 2008. (Photo: Janaye Ervin/Facebook)

Janaye Ervin says she has been with the U.S. army since 2008. (Photo: Janaye Ervin/Facebook)

Janaye Ervin, a Black woman and a soldier with the U.S. Navy Reserve Force has had all her security clearances and equipment taken away and has been threatened with jail time after she did not stand for the U.S. national anthem while in uniform.

Evrin, an intelligence specialist in the U.S. navy and an eight-year veteran, said Wednesday in a Facebook post that she felt like a hypocrite when people from her community are facing systematic discrimination by their country.

“On September 19, 2016, while in uniform, I made the conscious decision to not stand for the Star Spangled Banner because I feel like a hypocrite, singing about ‘land of the free’ when I know that only applies to some Americans,” she said in her post referring to Black people in the U.S.

“I will gladly stand again, when ALL AMERICANS are afforded the same freedom.” Ervin said that she has served with the U.S. army since 2008 and that her protest did not compromise her pledge to serve her country and protect it.


However, despite exercising her constitutional right, “The Navy has decided to punish me for defending the Constitution and has taken away my equipment I need to do my naval job.”

It was not clear whether she was fired or placed on indefinite leave from the army. “It was my pleasure serving my country, I love it dearly, that is why I must do this for you. I will keep you all posted on what happens next!” she concluded in her post.

janaye evrinShaun King, a New York Daily News journalist, first reported on Evrin’s post. “We must stand with her during this time as she has so boldly sacrificed her own comfort because of injustice and racial violence in America,” King said in a Facebook post Wednesday.

Her protest seems to be inspired by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest against the U.S. national anthem during NFL games, which he started about a month ago.

Kaepernick has been kneeling during the playing of the anthem ahead of matches since late August. Several NFL players and famous athletes have joined his protest by not standing during the anthem as well as raising fists in solidarity.

Critics of Kaepernick have said his protest is unpatriotic and an insult to the U.S. military. How...


Annual government report reveals Surge in anti-migrant violence in Eastern Germany 'threatens economy' "IndyWatch Feed World"

A dramatic rise in assaults on refugees and the spread of xenophobic sentiment in the eastern German states that previously formed the German Democratic Republic pose a threat to their economic and social well-being, a state report on German reunification says. The annual report, presented Wednesday by Iris Gleicke, German federal government's commissioner for eastern German affairs, argues that "xenophobia, right-wing extremism and intolerance pose a very serious threat to the to the social, but also economic development of the 'new' states." It cites a devastating increase in attacks on refugees, saying that they could scare off potential economic immigration. Compared to the western German states, where an average of 10.5 attacks inspired by right-wing sentiments were committed per 1 million citizens, the numbers are some five times higher in the east.


Shock Video: Mob Of Rioters Try To BURN WHITE REPORTER ALIVE In Charlotte "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Mac Slavo

The protests in Charlotte, North Carolina are devolving into exactly what you might expect – total chaos and pandemonium.

From looting to hate-filled violent attacks, the situation continues to deteriorate.

In the following video we see a crowd gathered around a fire presumably started by the protesters. According to WCCB’s Twitter report, what we see next is just how far race relations have come under America’s first black President.

#WCCB witnessed protesters try to throw still photographer into fire in Uptown #Charlotte. #CharlotteProtest #news

— WCCB, Charlotte’s CW (@WCCBCharlotte) September 22, 2016

Full video (without sound):

The Daily Caller notes:

The photographer in question was white, raising the possibility he may have been targeted by for racial reasons by mostly-black rioters.

You think?

The photographer in this case was lucky that law enforcement officers were only a few yards away, otherwise it could have gone a whole lot worse, as it did for this white male who was begging for mercy as a mob of hoodlums beat him:

#CharlotteProtest Beating man begging for mercy in parking garage. @AC360 @seanhannity @BretBaier Credit:Lenard Bennett (facebook) @ncnaacp

— Libertarian Queen (@LibertarianQn) September 22, 2016

We’re not trying to foment racial division here, but had the situation been reversed and it were a white mob beating a black man senseless, would there be more outrage from the mainstream liberal media?

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Shock Video: Mob Of Rioters Try To BURN WHITE REPORTER ALIVE In Charlotte "IndyWatch Feed World"

The protests in Charlotte, North Carolina are devolving into exactly what you might expect – total chaos and pandemonium.

From looting to hate-filled violent attacks, the situation continues to deteriorate.

In the following video we see a crowd gathered around a fire presumably started by the protesters. According to WCCB’s Twitter report, what we see next is just how far race relations have come under America’s first black President.

Full video (without sound):

The Daily Caller notes:

The photographer in question was white, raising the possibility he may have been targeted by for racial reasons by mostly-black rioters.

You think?

The photographer in this case was lucky that law enforcement officers were only a few yards away, otherwise it could have gone a whole lot worse, as it did for this white male who was begging for mercy as a mob of hoodlums beat him:

We’re not trying to foment racial division here, but had the situation been reversed and it were a white mob beating a black man senseless, would there be more outrage from the mainstream liberal media?

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‘Clinton Cash’ Author Peter Schweizer Confirms: Clinton Foundation Gives Only Six Percent to Charity "IndyWatch Feed"

NITED STATES, New York : NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and husband, Former U.S. President Bill Clinton address the audience during the Opening Plenary Session: Reimagining Impact for the Clinton Global Initiative on September 22, 2014 at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers in New York City. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images/AFP



Israel destroying two-state solution hopes, Abbas warns UN "IndyWatch Feed War"


Abbas said the he would soon present the UN Security Council with a resolution against Israeli settlements in the West Bank


Cal State San Bernardino study shows hate crimes against American Muslims up 78% "IndyWatch Feed War"

"Recurring terrorist attacks on U.S. soil along with racially and culturally divisive rhetoric on the campaign trail has fueled a 78 percent increase in hate crimes against American Muslims in 2015, a level unsurpassed since 9/11, according to a study by Cal State San Bernardino."


Researchers Testing Cars and Roads that Talk to Each Other "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Smart vehicle technology is being used on the streets of Edmonton, making it the first Canadian city to see cars "communicating" with each other and with roadside infrastructure in an effort to improve road safety.

The new technology uses a wireless device that exchanges information between connected vehicles in real time with roadside equipment, such as traffic lights or message signs. It also alerts drivers motorists to hazards, such as whether they're speeding or following too closely. It can also tell drivers if they are going to make it through a green light at an upcoming intersection or if they should prepare to stop.

[...] The technology, being tested under the ACTIVE-AURORA research initiative at the University of Alberta (U of A), was announced at the International Conference on Transportation Innovation in Edmonton Sept. 16.

"ACTIVE-AURORA will be a data-driven test bed for the whole region," said Tony Qiu, a civil engineering professor and director of the U of A's Centre for Smart Transportation. ACTIVE-AURORA is a partnership involving all three levels of government—Transport Canada, Alberta Transportation and the City of Edmonton—as well as the U of A, the University of British Columbia and several industry partners.

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Feds: We Can Read All Your Email, And You’ll Never Know "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Clark D. Cunningham, Georgia State University Fear of hackers reading private emails in cloud-based systems like Microsoft Outlook, Gmail or Yahoo has recently sent...


Hillary Unexpectedly Postpones Local Fundraiser “Without Reason” "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Zero Hedge

If there was a time Hillary needed to make a public appearance in the key battleground state of North Carolina to drum up voter support, it was today, if for no other reason than a just released Elon University poll finding Trump now has a modest 44% advantage among likely voters in the Tar Heel State, with 43% going to Clinton.

According to the poll, most voters felt Trump would be better for rich people, white people and men, while most believe Clinton would be better for poor people, women and minorities.  “This election is so tight right now, that small swings of a few points should be expected between now and November,” said Jason Husser, assistant professor of political science at Elon and director of the Elon University Poll. “North Carolina has been extremely important over the last several election cycles with very tight election outcomes. These numbers suggest that will continue to be the case, and both campaigns would do well to continue to focus on the Old North State.”


It’s not just the closeness of the poll that makes NC so critical; it’s also Trump’s recent rebound, which as shown in the following chart from Real Clear Politics has him taking the lead for the first time since late June.


Which is why we find it surprising that with Hillary’s desperately needing to make an appearance, overnight CBS reported that Clinton campaign officials said that a Tuesday fundraiser in Chapel Hill was postponed.

The Clinton event was billed as “lunch with Hillary Rodham Clinton” and had four donation levels to attend. Those contribution levels were described as $100,000, which featured “chair reception with Hillary,” $33,000, which included a “host reception with Hillary,” $5,000, which included “preferred seating” and $2,...


Hemp Seed Could Have Anti-Alzheimer’s Benefits, Study Reveals "IndyWatch Feed World"



Hemp seeds are gaining increased recognition as a delicious and nutritious food, but few still know they have significant medicinal value as well. 

One of the most potent medicinal foods on the planet is the seed of the cannabis sativa plant, which has a documented history of use in in the Chinese pharmacopeia that goes back to 2727 B.C., and archeological evidence indicating it was likely used as far back as 12,000 B.C.1

A recent study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry summarized its nutritional properties as follows:

Hemp seed has high levels of fatty acids, protein, insoluble fiber, and a rich set of minerals and vitamins. It is considered to be perfectly balanced with regard to the ratio (3:1) of two essential polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) for human nutrition, linoleic (ω-6) and α-linolenic acids (ALA) (ω-3).”

The study also summarized the growing body of research in existence that demonstrates their medicinal properties:

In addition to its nutritional value, hemp seed demonstrated positive health benefits, including alleviating constipation, lowering cholesterol, cardiovascular health benefits, immunomodulatory effects, and dermatological disease amelioration effects.Hemp seed extracts showed also strong antioxidant and antiaging effects and the potential to improve the impaired learning and memory induced by chemical drugs in mice.”

Titled, “Characterization of Lignanamides from Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) Seed and Their Antioxidant and Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitory Activities,” the new study explored the hitherto unexamined presence of secondary metabolites of hemp seed in order to identify bioactive compounds that could help explain both their observed and purported health benefits.

The investigation led to the isolation of 4 new phytochemicals known as lignanamides, namely, cannabisin M (2), cannabisin N (5), cannabisin O (8), and 3,3′-demethyl-heliotropamide (10), along with 6 other liganamides which were already known about within the scientific community.

These liganamides were tested in cell studies (in vitro) and exhibited two properties of potential therapeutic relevance:

  • Antioxidant properties: Lignanamides, 2, 7, and 9-14
  • Acetylcholinesterase inhibiting properties: 7, 10, and 13.

The beneficial role of antioxidants will already be clear to most readers. Antioxidants, of course, have a broa...


Author Calls for the Revoking of Citizenship of Naturalized Muslims "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"



It was a busy weekend for miscreant Islamist scum operating under the imprimatur of the international socialist-Islamist axis within America. On Saturday, Ahmad Khan Rahami, a New Jersey resident and naturalized immigrant from Afghanistan, detonated multiple bombs in New York and New Jersey. No one was killed, but nearly 30 people were injured. Rahami was apprehended three days later in Linden, New Jersey, after a gun battle with police.

Also on Saturday, 22-year-old Dahir Adan, a Somali Muslim who had been living in the United States for the past 15 years, stabbed nine people at a mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota. According to St. Cloud Police Chief William Blair Anderson, Adan –who was disguised as a security guard at the time of the attacks – “reportedly made references to Allah during the attack and asked at least one person whether they were Muslim.” Dahir was killed by police at the scene.

According to the New York Times, Rahami, the man arrested for the New York and New Jersey bombings, became a “completely different person” after a trip to Afghanistan, when it is presumed he became “radicalized,” a term used by the press and politicos to describe a Muslim who crosses that obscure line from Islamic to militant Islamist. It has also been reported that Rahami made several other trips to Pakistan and Afghanistan without being detected by the U.S. government. Rahami’s father, Mohammed Rahami, told the press this week that he had reported his son to the FBI as a potential terrorist in 2014, but the agency took no action.

While the Rahami and Adan stories have received wide press coverage, of course we are still being subjected to the usual spin and politically correct propaganda from the press and politicians, which deftly avoids the motive attendant to these attacks – this being that the perpetrators were Muslims and were acting based on Islamic doctrine.

At this point, we’ve now seen several high-profile acts of domestic terrorism perpetrated by Muslims wherein communities and law enforcement agencies were previously made aware of the danger posed by these individuals. In all of these cases, nothing was done to mitigate the potential danger.

In the case of federal law enforcement, to some extent it stands to reason that organizations such as the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security might be less motivated to counter these threats, since these are under the control of the Obama administration, whose agenda includes destabilizing America through an influx of potentially violent Muslims and the establishment of insular Muslim communities. In a speech to the United Nations this week, our bath house refugee-playing statesman president, Barack Hussein Obama, defended increasing globalization and condemned the populist nationalism that has been growing in the West in direct response to the actions of murderous Muslim émigrés and refugees.

This deportment, which has included the Obama administration illegally facilitating the importation of tens of thousands of Muslims from unstabl...


Self-Driving Cars: Another Control Mechanism for Our Lives? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Catherine J. Frompovich Technology is the driving force in business, industry and the surveillance-control spectrum of what’s becoming an apparent totalitarian-type of society couched...


Saudi influence over Arab and Western media: Syrian refugees in the Saudi kingdom of horrors "IndyWatch Feed War"

There are no articles refuting the lies of Prince Muhammad bin Nayif at the UN when he brazenly claimed that the kingdom allowed 2.5 million Syrian refugees into the kingdom. The real figure is zero, of course.



Video: Rioters Attack News Team, Try To Drag Unconscious Photographer Into Fire "IndyWatch Feed"

We brought you this story last night as part of our riot coverage. Here’s actual video of the attack. We have the latest on the #CharlotteProtests following the fatal officer-involved shooting of #KeithScott. View: — TWC News Charlotte (@TWCNewsCLT) September 22, 2016 Rioters knocked the photographer unconscious and were dragging him into the […]


What is the Ultimate Price of the US “Earnest Mistake” in Syria? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

warThe US-Russia ceasefire agreement in Syria seemed near collapse late Saturday, when the US airstrike killed dozens of Syrian soldiers “by mistake”. According to the US Defense officials the strike “appears to be an intelligence failure.” As it’s been noted by the American Conservative, if we are to assume that this was done by mistake, it is a damaging and…


Archaeologists use drones to reveal ancient Roman settlement in the Apennine Mountains "IndyWatch Feed World"

Ancient Roman ruins that lie hidden below the surface at the Apennine Mountains of Italy have largely escaped discovery because the rugged terrain makes them difficult to spot by foot and dangerous to find by airplane. Now, using small airborne drones, archaeologists have found that an ancient settlement in the Apennines was much more dense and organized than previously thought, a new study reveals. The study offered evidence that drones could help uncover more unknown sites in mountains worldwide. Scientists investigated the area of Le Pianelle in the Tappino Valley in the mountainous southern Italian region of Molise. This area was known as Samnium in antiquity. "The way this mountain society was organized remains poorly understood," said study author Tesse Stek, a Mediterranean archaeologist at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Previously, construction accidentally unearthed two ancient temples in the area. However, "there was no good knowledge about other sites, such as villages, farms, villas, graveyards and so on, that could tell us more about the ancient inhabitants in the area that visited the cult sites," Stek told Live Science. "They seemed to be cathedrals in the desert, so to say."


Ironic: Anti-refugee PEGIDA leader flees Germany due to 'persecution,' seeks shelter in Tenerife, Spain "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The leader of the anti-immigrant PEGIDA movement has cast himself as a "refugee," hiding on the popular Spanish island of Tenerife off the coast of West Africa. He says he's been forced to flee due to "persecution" his family faced in Germany. Lutz Bachmann, founder of the anti-immigrant PEGIDA movement, now claims something in common with the refugees he has been campaigning against, many of whom have gone through leaving their home countries as they can no longer live there. Bachmann, who in May was found guilty by a German court of spreading hatred toward refugees in a number of Facebook posts, has been living on sunny Tenerife for almost five months, Sachsische Zeitung reported. Bachmann claims that in Germany his family, including his wife, Vicky Bachmann, is being "persecuted" and there were several attempts to break into their house. He also says their car's engine was tampered with and almost burned out while they were on the road.


Birds at feeders in New York, USA "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from New York state in the USA says about itself:

Finch-tastic Day at the Cornell Feeders – Sept. 21, 2016

Hosts of House Finches and American Goldfinches populated the Cornell FeederWatch Cam today amidst the gabbling of the Canada Geese along the pond’s edge.

Watch LIVE at for news, updates, and more information about the pond and its surroundings.

This FeederWatch cam is located in the Treman Bird Feeding Garden at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

This video from New York state in the USA says about itself:

Juvie Rose-breasted Grosbeak On The Patio – August 29, 2016

A juvie Rose-breasted Grosbeak male stopped in at the Cornell Feeder Watch cam for awhile on Monday afternoon. Notice the stout, conical bill used for cracking open seeds. Juvenile males have similar plumage to adult females, but see if you can notice the rosy wash on the breast and underwing coverts of this juvenile that confirms it as a male!


State Of Emergency Declared In Charlotte Following Violent Protests "IndyWatch Feed World"

The governor of North Carolina has declared a state of emergency following a second night of violent protests in Charlotte over the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott on Tuesday Governor Pat McCrory said: “We cannot tolerate violence. We cannot tolerate the destruction of property and will not tolerate the attacks towards our police officers that are occurring right now, and I feel very strongly about that….that is not the American way.” According to the city’s police chief, 9 people were injured and 44 arrested on Wednesday night. Mr Scott was the third black man to be killed by US police in the space of a week. The shootings have sparked nationwide protests. RT reports: The 44 arrestees are charged with failure to disperse, assault and breaking and entry, Chief Kerr Putney said during a press conference on Thursday morning. The protests were sparked by the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in the North Carolina city on Tuesday. There are conflicting reports of whether he had a gun or a book in his hands. The killing has provoked two nights of riots in the city. Putney said  that the protests started at 6 pm local time as a [...]

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Get Ready For The Mother Of All Stock Market Corrections Once Central Banks Cease Their Money Printing "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By JEREMY WARNER Undue tightening by the US Federal Reserve could set off a perfect storm of recessionary effects Global stock and bond markets have been all over the place of late. Rarely have investors been so lacking in conviction. Confusion as to future direction reigns, and with good reason after the spectacular returns of recent…



The Financial Aristocracy "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Staff of ROAR - The history of capitalism is characterized by a fundamental paradox, in which the most abstract and most impersonal expression of value — money — mediates the most concrete and most personal form of power. From Medici popes in renaissance Rome and Rothschild peers in Victorian England to Goldman Sachs’ private army of mercenary technocrats, moneyed elites have long exerted extraordinary influence over politics.


Killary refuses neurocognitive test - afraid she'll be outed as a brain-damaged psychopath? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hillary Clinton won't be taking a neurocognitive test, and releasing the results to the public — telling a reporter "there's no need for that," even after collapsing as she was leaving a 9/11 memorial event last week in Manhattan. Clinton made the comment, suggesting she will not be releasing any further medical information this presidential campaign, in an interview Wednesday with Florida's WFTS ABC Action News. "Some doctors have said, because of your age, as well as your opponent's age, that you could be at higher risk for dementia or even Alzheimer's and have suggested that you take some neurocognitive test," ABC affiliate reporter Sarina Fazina said to Clinton. "Would you be willing to do that?" "I'm very sorry I got pneumonia," Clinton replied, letting out a hearty laugh. "I'm very glad that antibiotics took care of it. And that's behind us now. I've met the standard that everybody running for president has met in terms of releasing information about my health." Comment: Translation: "I'm sick as hell, but I really get a kick out of lying to you and the whole world."


Thursday assorted links "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

1. 16 economists on Brexit (videos).

2. My post on Romneycare, from ten years ago.

3. Does inequality lead to credit growth?  Testing the Rajan hypothesis.

4. Maybe Fitbit doesn’t work?  And the NYT version.

5. I don’t agree with everything in this Zero Hedge post, and some of it is flat out wrong, but it does cast serious doubt on the new, happy median income growth figures: “the Census Bureau’s own report shows that the median nominal earnings of full-time male workers in 2015 grew by 1.6% and for full-time female workers by 2.8%. That hardly squares with 5.7% average aggregate growth of incomes for all workers—unless main street households was suddenly showered with windfalls from stock dividends they don’t own, bank accounts that pay no interest or rental incomes from properties registered in someone else’s name.”

6. The culture that is youth sports.

The post Thursday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.


Nigeria – Police deny torture and bribery at SARS special unit "IndyWatch Feed War"

Daily Trust

Police: Torture, Bribery allegations at SARS untrue

By Ademola Adebayo | Publish Date: Sep 22 2016 3:14PM

Police: Torture, Bribery allegations at SARS untrue



A report by Amnesty International accusing the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police of torture and bribery has been rebuffed by the Nigeria Police Force.

The report which Amnesty International captioned “NIGERIA: YOU HAVE SIGNED YOUR DEATH WARRANT” special Police Squad ‘get rich’ torturing detainees and demanding bribes in exchange for freedom” according to the police is a clear misrepresentation of facts, unverified accounts and absolute distortion of the current situation in SARS throughout the country.

In a statement signed by DCP Don N. Awunah the force Public Relations Officer, the assertion of the Amnesty International Nigeria researcher Damian Ugwu who described the operations of SARS that detainees are subjected to horrific torture methods, including hanging, starvation, beatings, shootings and mock executions, at the hands of corrupt officers from the feared squad was a ‘fantasy.’

“The report is evidently the characteristic mindset and pattern of Amnesty International to deride and castigate public institutions especially in developing countries like Nigeria.

“The Amnesty International’s Nigeria researcher, Damian Ugwu’s choice of words in describing the operations of SARS portrays the researcher’s apparent ignorance of the rules of engagement of SARS and the laws regulating criminal investigation in Nigeria.

“The researcher deliberately misconstrued the cautionary words, a prerequisite for suspects to sign before voluntary statement is taken from them as “death warrant”.

For avoidance of doubt, word of caution is in accordance to Judges Rule 5, which states that, “I have decided to make complaint against you in the court of law, do you wish to say anything? You are not obliged to say anything but remember that whatever you say shall be taken down in writing and may be given in evidence”.  The Nigerian Lawyers and the court system are aware of these words of caution but to Amnesty International, it translates to “death warrant”.

The statement said the force has in place a functional and pragmatic disciplinary measure against erring officers and men, and has charged to court police officers involved in proven cases of violations of rights of suspects in detention with verifiable facts.

The statement also said the force has been working with critical stakeholders in the criminal justice system in the country and other local and international NGOs and partners including foreign embassies and international human rights organisations to train and retrain police personnel to conform to International best practices on care and custody of detainees in its detention facilities across the country.

“It must be pointed out that suspects/detainees in police detention facilities generally have unfettered access to legal practitioners of choice, access to relatives at regulated time and care.

On feeding and medical attention for detainees, the statement said; “It is the practice throughout Nigeria Police Force detention facilities across the country that detainees are fed by Police food contractors on reasonable meals on daily bases and medical attention are promptly given to those who fell sick while in detention before they are taken to court.”

The police statement further urged Nigerians and the International community to discountenance and disregard the Amnesty report as a clear demonstration of mischief and calculated attempt to promote a campaign of calumny and hidden ag...


“Kill this MotherF***er!” — Leaked Video Shows Cop Plot to Kill Unarmed Man then Murder Him "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

St. Louis, MO -- In December 2011, St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley violated department policy when he grabbed his personal AK-47, premeditated, and then murdered Anthony Lamar Smith. The planning of the murder and the actual murder were captured on the officer's dashcam. However, no one has


North Carolina Declares State Of Emergency As Anger Grows Over Latest Police Shootings "IndyWatch Feed World"

Police fire tear gas as protestors converge downtown following Tuesday's police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.

Police fire tear gas as protesters converge downtown following Tuesday’s police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Authorities in Charlotte tried to quell public anger Wednesday after a police officer shot a black man, but a dusk prayer vigil turned into a second night of violence, with police firing tear gas at angry protesters and a man being critically wounded by gunfire. North Carolina’s governor declared a state of emergency in the city.

The man was not shot by police who had massed in riot gear to keep the marchers outside an upscale downtown hotel, Charlotte officials announced on Twitter. City officials originally announced the man was dead but later reversed that statement and said he was on life support.

The second night of violent protests added Charlotte to the list of U.S. cities that have erupted in violence over the death of a black man at the hands of police.

With officials refusing to release any video of the Tuesday shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott, anger built as two starkly different versions emerged: Police say Scott disregarded repeated demands to drop his gun, while neighborhood residents say he was holding a book, not a weapon, as he waited for his son to get off the school bus.

The killing inflamed racial tensions in a city that seemed to have steered clear of the troubles that engulfed other places.

Gov. Pat McCrory announced late Wednesday he was accepting a request from Charlotte’s police chief, declaring a state of emergency and calling in the National Guard and state troopers to help restore order and protect downtown.

Destructive protests Tuesday that included shutting down eight-lane Interstate 85 and burning the contents of a tractor-trailer turned violent Wednesday. Along with the man critically injured, paramedics said two other people and six police officers suffered minor injuries.

Wednesday’s protest started as a downtown prayer vigil, but an angry group left the peaceful event and marched through downtown Charlotte.

They shouted “black lives matter” and “hands up; don’t shoot” while cursing at officers with bicycles blocking intersections in Charlotte’s flashy and vibrant downtown. As the protesters approached the Omni hotel, officers in riot gear lined up outside arm in arm and a few marchers threw bottles and clods of dirt.

Immediately after the shooting, police began firing flash grenades and protesters threw fireworks. Police then fired tear gas, and the crowd of hundreds dispersed.

But not all the marchers left. Police in riot gear then began marching arm in arm through downtown Charlotte intersections, shooting tear gas at people who charged them. At least one protester knocked down a television reporter during a live shot and several other media o...


Why The US Consumer Will Cause A Recession in Q1 2017 and Trigger The Next Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Tyler Durden Submitted by Teddy Valle Via, The market is materially mispricing the strength of the US consumer whose weakness will lead the US economy into a recession in Q117. The divergence is a result of the top 40% of earners who have accrued 84% of all new income and only 34% of new…


Breach of North Korea's servers reveal that the country has only 28 websites "IndyWatch Feed World"

A data breach of North Korea servers has pulled back the shroud of secrecy which surrounds the country's internet presence - by revealing it only owns 28 websites. Very little is known about the internet habits of the notoriously introvert nation, whose government does not allow its people to travel without express permission. However, an apparent error has caused all 28 of the country's .kp domains to be made accessible to the rest of the world.



Bizarre Radio Message: "Trump will go 26th" -- Astrological Correlations "IndyWatch Feed World"

Submitted by karmaking


Note: This strange video of a New Jersey turnpike area radio station (AM 1630) apparently transmitting on Tuesday morning a repeating message of "Trump will go 26th" and/or "Trump April 26th" surfaced yesterday. Is it real or a hoax? The number 1630 equals 10, which is "destruction" in Mayan numerology. I have checked both presidential candidates' charts for Monday, September 26th, which is also the day of the debate.

Both candidates have Jupiter aspects in effect that day (Clinton: Sun and Jupiter sextile natal Jupiter; Trump: Sun and Jupiter conjunct natal Neptune). De rigor astrology discusses only the expansiveness and luck that comes with Jupiter. The well-kept secret is that Jupiter aspects are very often in effect when someone dies. I don't like secrets.

The Sun and Jupiter will make their once a year (on average) conjunction on September 26th.

Pluto, Ruler of the Underworld, stations direct on September 26th.

Venus opposes the Chiron Point (infliction of wounds, process of healing) on September 26th.

Other significant astrological aspects are in effect on September 26th.

A false flag that prevents the debate or prevents an election because the candidates were victims of a terror attack would be an option for the crumbling system that is trying to create order out of chaos. This radio transmission in New Jersey, if real, may have been the required "revelation" prior to the attack (ritual). I am curious if this same radio station can be heard at NYU, where the debate will be held. This is all speculation, but we need to be prepared for anything. The whole thing may be a hoax or it may be Illuminati hijinks. I have highlighted September 25/26 for a few months now. Still, let's hold peace and goodwill.

From the sender: Like a magician, the PTB usually have you look one way while they secretly plan something different behind the scenes. I'm looking for Hillary to be the reason the debate doesn't take place.

This content was originally submitted and published at Operation Disclosure.


Two Men Nabbed with 700g of Cocaine in Lagos Airport "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

After evading arrest in Brazil and Morocco, two Nigerians have been arrested by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos for suspected drug trafficking. The NDLEA Commander at the Lagos airport, Ahmadu Garba, gave the names of the suspects as Okonkwo Francis Okechukwu, 44, and Ifedigbo […]


All Things from the Foundation of the World unto the End thereof "IndyWatch Feed World"

Submitted by Jeremp

I feel the below information will become very relevant very soon; therefore I find it necessary to brief my fellow light-workers on a few points concerning these works/events in preparation for Disclosure.

The following is in NO WAY an attempt to convince or coerce into a belief. It is merely an attempt to clarify perspective for those who have never heard of or are unclear on the understanding of the situation.

As I have mentioned before, in other writings, I will redact certain names so as to not trigger the pre-programmed avoidance mechanism for anything associated with the redacted labels.

Most Christians believe the Bible to be the word of God, either infallible or “as far as it is translated correctly”. (For sake of argument I am referring to the King James Version)

Claimed: The book of [redacted] was published in 1830, current editions with footnotes contain 531 pages.

Claimed: The 116 hand-written pages PLUS the 531 published pages constitute only 1/3 of the source record.

Claimed: The source record is constituted of 2/3 sealed portion and 1/3 unsealed portion (116 pages and 531 pages mentioned above.)

According to the 1830 published work (and all subsequent editions):

1) The contents of the 2/3 sealed portion is as follows: That “which was sealed shall be kept in the book until the own due time of the Lord, that they may come forth; for behold, they reveal all things from the foundation of the world unto the end thereof.”

2) “And it shall come to pass that the Jews shall have the words of the [redacted] (published in 1830), and the [redacted] shall have the words of the Jews (the Bible); and the [redacted] and the Jews shall have the words of the lost tribes of Israel (heretofore unknown works); and the lost tribes of Israel shall have the words of the [redacted] and the Jews.”

In summary:

1) The King James Version and other variations of the Bible are in the public domain and can be claimed to be the “Book of the Jews” mentioned above. It contains approx. 1200 pages.

2) The Book of [redacted] is in the public domain and claimed to be The Book of the [redacted]. Contains 531 current pages; but the full book of the [redacted] contains 200% more than the published 1/3 which is missing 10% from the lost 116 pages. We can conservatively assume that the 1/3 equals 581 pages x3 would be approx. 1700 pages in the complete source.

3) The Words of the lost tribes of Israel can only be speculated to contain similar content and size.

What I am attempting to relay is that along with disclosure there are many more exciting things we will discover. The Lord will show his hand and all truths will be known.

P.S. My personal opinion, for what it is worth, is that the missing 116 pages are not destroyed or lost entirely from view. I believe they are being used by the white-hats in some fashion to facilitate full disclosure. I cannot go into detail in this short post as to why I feel that way. Perhaps in another post I can point out the interesting facts that led me to this conclusion.

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Duterte challenges UN chief and EU to debate drugs crackdown, human rights and extrajudicial killings "IndyWatch Feed World"

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says the UN chief and the EU are welcome to investigate his controversial drugs crackdown, while also challenging the organizations to visit the Philippines and debate human rights and extrajudicial killings with him. "I am inviting the United Nations' Ban Ki ... what's the name of that devil? ... Ban Ki-moon," Duterte said, as cited by Reuters. "I am inviting the EU, send the best lawyers of your own, also the rapporteurs, to come to the Philippines. I will write them a letter to invite them for an investigation." Since taking office 11 weeks ago, around 3,000 people have been killed during Duterte's crackdown on drug users and suppliers. He called for the UN and EU to "investigate" him, before adding that he would like to pose them questions of his own.



Barack Obama Just Proved "Conspiracy Theorists" Right! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"



I would like to give President Obama a big "thank you" from all of us “conspiracy theorists.”

For years now, we have been warning people that the United Nations was plotting to institute a global government on the pretext that human beings were not capable of self-governance and that they needed a global elite to rule their lives.

Well, President Obama just proved that we were telling the truth as he stood in front of the whole world and declared that the only way to defeat terrorism was for powerful nations like the United States to surrender some of their freedom to some type of global government.

This is the Hegelian Dialectic at play, using a crisis to institute a pre-planned solution.

Since September 11, 2001, the U.S. Government has been chipping away at our liberties in the name of keeping us safe, and now it has come to its fruition.

Barrack Obama is just another globalist selected for his smooth talking, and his abilities to pull the wool over the sheeples' eyes.

RIP America.

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Calling all free software supporters: It's time to renew our shop inventory! "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The merchandise we sell there helps get the message of software freedom into the world, and the money we raise from sales is indispensable to our operation. Besides all that, the goods are useful, whether generating true random numbers or keeping you warm in cold weather. To help us accomplish these goals, we are asking you, the free software community, for your ideas about what you'd like to see in the shop.

Do you have a neat design idea for a new T-shirt? Think we could sell a bale of GNU-branded socks? Know what we could put on a sticker that would get the software freedom message across? Please add your idea(s) to the LibrePlanet Wiki's Ideas page. If you see that someone has already suggested your idea, feel free to add a "+1". OR: you can email your merchandise idea to the FSF Operations team directly at

Together we can come up with the most practical and stylish ways to get the software freedom message out there. We'll be actively looking at submissions into early October, and hope to have designs done by the middle of that month.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions and thank you for supporting free software!


No More Patience In Donbass "IndyWatch Feed War"

The DPR leader spoke about the readiness to withdraw from the ceasefire


Originally appeared at SP, translated by Mario Kuoljok exclusively for SouthFront; Edited by Desi Tzoenva

The head of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Alexander Zakharchenko, talked about orders to restart the hostilities. According to local media, the DPR is ready to withdraw from the truce in the event that the Ukrainian military does not stop shelling the residential areas of Donbass.

An announcement by the DPR leader was added, stating that the silent regime on the line of contact was not a demonstration of weakness. According to him, the ceasefire initiative introduced on 15 September was a gesture of goodwill, with the purpose of trying to resolve the conflict in a political way. The People’s Republic hoped that the Kiev official would take reciprocal steps, but “the Ukrainian side has not responded.” Zakharchenko stressed that a decrease in the intensity of fire was recorded on 16 September.

It can be recalled that Zakharchenko and the head of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), Igor Plotnitsky, signed a decree on the introduction of a unilateral ceasefire along the contact line in Donbass on 13 September to start from 15 September.

“All units of the militia are strictly prohibited from opening fire in response to attacks and provocations from the Ukrainian army and the national guard. I hope that this step will set an example, and the leadership in Kiev will follow our example,” was stated by the head of the LPR. Also, Plotnitsky had asked for OSCE observers to monitor the implementation of the truce. The regime of silence was declared for a period of a week.

Does this mean that Zakharchenko is ready to order the resumption of hostilities? After all, hardly anyone doubts that Ukraine will ignore this ultimatum. Besides, the heads of the DPR and LPR have repeatedly promised to resume hostilities, giving Kiev different time frames in which they must stop the attacks.

“Indeed, Alexander Zakharchenko already took such steps and statements,” says Political Analyst, Eduard Popov.

In Donbass, many things give the impression of deja vu, including the announcement of a unilateral ceasefire. Just as the order for the ceasefire was given, the resumption of retaliatory strikes was ordered.

SP: The ‘silent regime’ ends on Thursday. Isn’t it easier to wait until Thursday and to officially announce the impossibility of extending it?

I believe that the moment of the announcement of a possible exit from the ceasefire is correct. The main thing is to give the opponent enough time to assess the situation and react. We must not forget that the issue of the war in the Donbass is in the context of a pan-European and even global policy. Each word and gesture of the head of the DPR is observed not only in Kiev, but also in European capitals. For Zakharchenko, it is important to show that he not only went for a unilateral ceasefire, but under conditions of continued shelling from the Ukrainian side, gave them time to reconsider their position. Of course, this is a gentleman’s warning and is intended solely for European politicians – in Kiev, there are hardly any gentlemen or adequate politicians left in power.

SP: Why is a unilateral ceasefire needed? Obviously, Kiev will simply ignore it…

Of course, Zakharchenko himself and his advisers are not so naive to expect a gesture of peace from Poroshenko. But again, the games a...


Yellen To Wall St: It’s Christmas In September So Buy, Buy, Buy! "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Mark St.Cyr So, here we are, the first day of Fall and just like the leaves slowly losing their luster before they wither all together and die, so too is the economy as The Federal Reserve – once again – chose inaction for action. All the hawkish implied statements, all the “They’re really, really, really,…


Pivot To Asia: Ongoing US Militarization Of Pacific An Alarming Trend "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"


The pivot to Asia (US militarization of Pacific) is a disturbing trend & unprecedented military buildup. Find out what it means in terms of the NWO plan.

The Pivot to Asia, which is really the US militarization of the Pacific in preparation for a war with China and Russia (which could become World War 3), is a highly disturbing trend. Not so much attention has been paid to it, yet it is an arena which will determine the future balance of world power. While most eyes are on Syria, Yemen, the European migrant crisis and other trouble in the Middle East, the US is continuing a massive and unprecedented buildup all throughout the Pacific – the biggest military buildup in an area since World War 2. Tension between the US and China has been steadily increasing, with the dispute over the South China Sea becoming strained, and China deliberately thumbing its diplomatic nose at Obama recently by refusing to roll out the red carpet for him at the G20 meeting. Meanwhile, China and Russia have begun conducting naval war games in the South China Sea. Is the pivot to Asia about to erupt into something more serious than just words, snubs and posturing?

Pivot to Asia: US Turning Its Attention to the Domination of the Pacific

The pivot to Asia is really about the US trying to control an entire region which is 8,000 miles across, comprises 55 countries and 60% of global population, and contains a large amount of the Earth’s natural resources. In 2011, Obama initiated the program to move 60% of US Air Force and Navy resources from the Middle East to the Pacific. The US propaganda claim is that the pivot to Asia plan is to re-balance power in the region, but the truth is that there is no “balance”. As Koohan Paik, staff writer for the International Forum on Globalization, outlines in her article Islanders Unite to Resist a New Pacific War:

“[The US] already maintains over 400 military installations and 155,000 troops in that part of the world. Meanwhile China, even with its newest artificial island-bases in the South China Sea, will have a grand total fewer than ten … The U.S. is rapidly advancing U.S. military deployments … as well as corporate trade intrusions, and massive resource raiding. And, an ever-more dangerous battle is emerging among the U.S., China and other great powers over trade, o...


South Africa – the shadow of 2019 looms for the ANC; how to get the Zuma elephant out of the room "IndyWatch Feed War"

Daily Maverick

Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma attends a lunch for world leaders during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters in New York, New York, USA, 20 September 2016. EPA/PETER FOLEY / POOL


As the days and weeks continue to rush past us until the next general elections in 2019, it is becoming ever clearer that the various parts of the ANC are not, as yet, working hard to ensure the party does not lose power. The shock of the loss of not one, but three metros in the local government elections is still sinking in, and the party appears to be looking inward rather than working on its image. The longer this goes on, the harder it will be for the ANC to retain power in just three years’ time. It is now glaringly obvious that the big stumbling block, the big obstacle in the way, is the party’s leader with all he represents. And yet, it is even more glaringly obvious that it is impossible to remove him, and all he represents. By STEPHEN GROOTES.


In the months before August’s poll there was much discussion about whether a bad result for the ANC would lead to President Jacob Zuma being removed from the Presidency. The elections have come and gone, and the results were about as bad as they could possibly have been. And yet the holding pattern that was in place before the elections does not appear to have been altered in any way.

If anything, things became worse, and the image of the ANC has deteriorated. It was the SACP who first said that the Hawks’ latest move against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan coming so soon after the elections was deeply suspicious. It looked like it proved the point that people had been waiting for the polls to be over to reveal their true intentions. At the same time, Zuma appears to have made a grab for more power over State-Owned Enterprises.

And while all of this is going on, Kebby Maphatsoe is refusing to accept the discipline ordered by the ANC’s National Working Committee, Faith Muthambi is refusing to implement ANC instructions with regard to the SABC, Mosebenzi Zwane has shown themiddle finger to his own party, and Mzwanele Manyi is merrily self-destructing by claiming that a person calling for a political leader to step down is guilty of treason.

All in all, it shows that these are people who do not believe in democracy. They have also shown that they are beholden to only one constituency. The joint constituency of Zuma/Gupta.

When looking at the problems facing the ANC from an objective point of view (as far as a human being can possibly be objective) it is not hard to see what needs to be done. Voters have shown they are tired of corruption, tired of the arrogance of those who believe they have a divine right to be in power, and that they want good governance. Even the ANC itself has said this. As have the SACP, Cosa...



Texas Threatens To Withdraw Fom Refugee Resettlement Program "IndyWatch Feed World"

Rally at Wooldridge Park in Austin to protest Gov. Abbott's decision on Syrian refugees on Nov. 22, 2015

Rally at Wooldridge Park in Austin to protest Gov. Abbott’s decision on Syrian refugees on Nov. 22, 2015

As part of its ongoing fight to keep Syrian refugees out of the state, Texas is threatening to withdraw from the nation’s refugee resettlement program if federal officials refuse to “unconditionally approve” a state plan requiring additional vetting of relocated people.

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday said the state had informed the Office of Refugee Resettlement that it would leave the program unless the feds approved its plan to only accept refugees who “are fully vetted and do not present a security threat.”

“Despite multiple requests by the state of Texas, the federal government lacks the capability or the will to distinguish the dangerous from the harmless, and Texas will not be an accomplice to such dereliction of duty to the American people,” Abbott said in a statement.

In response to Abbott’s announcement, federal officials said refugees are only settled in the United States after stringent security screenings. Security officials with the state department process applications received through the United Nations and conduct background and biometric screenings — a process that can take up to two years. Once refugees are cleared, one of nine national resettlement organizations place them in communities across the country, where local nonprofits contracted by the state use federal dollars to help them find jobs, learn English and enroll children in school.

“This model for refugee resettlement will continue in Texas,” a spokesperson for the federal Administration for Children and Families said in a statement.

Following terrorist attacks in Paris in November that left 130 dead, Texas’ Republican leaders have raised concerns about the vetting process, particularly as it relates to Syrians, saying the federal government is unable to ensure that individuals with ties to terrorist groups haven’t slipped through the screening process.

In November, Abbott directed resettlement nonprofits in Texas to stop accepting Syrian refugees — a move the feds said Texas didn’t have the authority to make. The state has sued the feds over Syrian refugees and seen its case dismissed, though an appeal is working its way through the courts.

Meanwhile, Texas and U.S. officials have been negotiating refugee resettlement plans for the 2017 federal fiscal year, which starts Oct. 1. Aside from the request for security assurances, Texas officials said they previously rejected a proposal by the U.S. State Department to increase the number of refugees resettled in Texas by 25 percent. They said they would only accept the same number of refugees relocat...


Russia Elections results, The US Military revolt and a Syrian kerfuffle SITREP by Scott Humor "IndyWatch Feed War"

Via the saker Russian election results in two words: We Won! That’s it. “Bloody revolution” had been canceled. In May I posted an article, Waiting for Yalta – 2, or What the Kerry-Lavrov pact brings to the table.  In accidence with the new principles of the new world. ” Color revolutions” will not be allowed. […]


‘The Governor’ Continues Tonight as Angela Ochello Battles to Save Her Job | Watch a Teaser on BN "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

It’s a sad day in the Ochello household and The Governor’s office as results of Angela’s impeachment by the state house of assembly begin to filter in. All seems set for The Big Three and Friday Bello to finally take over the affairs of Savannah state and The Government house. However, it seems Angela and […]


VIDEO: Women in Iran defy fatwa by riding bikes in public "IndyWatch Feed War"


Iranian women have been posting videos of themselves cycling, defying a fatwa that claims riding a bike threatens a woman's chastity


The Fed’s Decision Was So Bad—–Even Bill Gross Was Speechless "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Michelle Fox After the Federal Reserve decided to leave interest rates unchanged, bond guru Bill Gross told CNBC he was barely able to speak. “I’m choked with emotion and hardly able to speak,” the portfolio manager at Janus Capital Management said in an interview with CNBC’s “Power Lunch.” “After hawkish talk at Jackson Hole from [Fed Chair] Yellen and [Vice Chair]…


US-Atomwaffen in Deutschland - Was steckt hinter der "nuklearen Teilhabe"? "IndyWatch Feed World"


Jochen Scholz, ehemaliger Referent im Verteidigungsministerium, erklärt Jasmin Kosubek im Interview, was es mit der kalten Strategie hinter den Massenvernichtungswaffen auf sich hat. Wie haben sich Nuklearwaffen in den vergangenen Jahren verändert, warum werden sie immer moderner obwohl das Ziel eigentlich Abrüstung heißt? 


VIDEO: White Man Beaten Up, Stripped In Charlotte Parking Garage By Black Rioters, Begs For Mercy "IndyWatch Feed"

#CharlotteProtest Beating man begging for mercy in parking garage. @AC360 @seanhannity @BretBaier Credit:Lenard Bennett (facebook) @ncnaacp — Libertarian Queen (@LibertarianQn) September 22, 2016


Video showing police kill innocent unarmed father with his hands up "IndyWatch Feed World"

Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby fatally shot 40-year-old Terence Crutcher Friday night when he experienced car trouble after leaving night classes at Tulsa Community College — and now, dash cam video of the shooting shows the man's arms were in the air when Shelby took his life. "His hands were in the air from all views," pastor Rodney Goss of the Morning Star Baptist Church, who viewed footage from both dash cams and a police helicopter prior to the public release, told the Tulsa World. "It was not apparent from any angle at any point he lunged, came toward, aggressively attacked, or made any sudden movements that would have been considered a threat or life-threatening toward the officer." Police had thus far claimed Crutcher — whose SUV broke down in the middle of the road — approached the officers aggressively while refusing to obey commands to raise his arms, an action the helicopter pilot notes would perhaps be worthy of deploying the Taser. "He's got his hands up for her now," the pilot says of Crutcher, adding a moment later the man appears uncooperative and may need to be tased.


Video of the Day – Hillary Clinton Chats with Zach Galifianakis "IndyWatch Feed World"

One of the best things in life is a really good laugh. This will definitely give you several.

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Activists Eye Battles Beyond Dakota Access "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Hannah Northey for E&E - Emboldened by the Obama administration freezing construction on part of the Dakota Access pipeline, activists opposing oil and gas projects are now girding for new battles in the Mid-Atlantic region. "I think the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley [pipelines] are cued up to be the next hot spots. They have river crossings, and there are such historic grounds of American history — literally land given by George Washington to families during the wars," Bold Alliance President Jane Kleeb declared in an interview last week.


Dr. Sebastian Gorka: Political Correctness Starts at DOJ HQ, Not FBI "IndyWatch Feed War"

Breitbart, by John Hayward, Sept. 21, 2016: During a Tuesday night appearance on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor,” Breitbart News National Security Editor Dr. Sebastian Gorka, author of the best-selling book Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War, joined human-rights attorney and … Continue reading


Woman Spends Lottery Winnings on Hotel For Homeless Man "IndyWatch Feed World"

They say it’s better to give than to receive, and a Massachusetts woman agrees. After winning $200 in the lottery, she used her fortune on the less fortunate, buying a  Full Article »


The Wandering Jew "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

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By Gilad Atzmon

This time back to Germany.  Reuters reported yesterday that “...for London rabbi Julia Neuberger, Britain's vote to leave the European Union has had a very personal impact: she has decided to seek German citizenship, laying to rest her family's painful legacy of the Nazi era.”

It seems that “...a significant number of Jewish Britons whose dismay over Brexit has led them to invoke a German law allowing people stripped of German citizenship by the Nazis between 1933 and 1945, and their descendants, to have it restored.”

But here’s the good news. Rabbi Neuberger feels she finally has made her peace with Germany. If only we had known that all it takes for a Jew to forgive Germany and to put the Holocaust behind is a bit of British patriotism well, we could have saved ourselves a lot of time and energy.  And by the way, if the Jews are now returning to Germany, maybe we Brits can reclaim their Imperial War Museum, now reduced to a permanent holocaust shrine.  

But why does the Rabbi and other Jews want to be Germans again? The answer lies in the ‘Wandering’. Jews just love to travel and, as Rabbi Neuberger said: “German passport holds the promise of a future with full access to the EU and its practical benefits such as freedom to travel” and she went on to say “We can then live and work anywhere in a bloc that has 27 other nations - rights that Britons may no longer enjoy after Brexit is enacted.”

Astonishingly enough, the Rabbi is a member of the House of Lords. Now, I could be wrong but is her behaviour here the kind of patriotism one would expect from a British Lord?  Rabbi Neuberger offers an explanation. Deep inside, she is admits to be German: “there is some German in me after all and it goes very deep,” she said. 

Reuters suggests that “It is a remarkable twist of history that Jews who lost family members in the Holocaust are now using such old documents to obtain modern Germany's maroon-colored passports.” No, it’s not remarkable at all. Berlin has been attracting Israelis for at least a decade. 

Julia Neuberger with her grandmother's J-stamped passport (Photo: Reuters)

Julia Neuberger with her grandmother's J-stamped passport (Photo: Reuters)

Apparently the Rabbi is not going to flee immediately. “Like other British Jews seeking German citizenship, Neuberger intends to stay in Bri...


Deep State America—-Fount of Phony Threats And Endless Wars "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By PHILIP GIRALDI On September 9th the Washington Post featured a front page article describing how the Defense Department had used warplanes to attack targets and kill suspected militants in six countries over the Labor Day weekend. The article was celebratory, citing Pentagon officials who boasted of the ability to engage “multiple targets” anywhere in the world in what has become…


Kenya – Maragi recommended to be new chief justice "IndyWatch Feed War"

Daily Nation

Justice David Maraga, who has been recommended

Justice David Maraga, who has been recommended for the post of Chief Justice by Judicial Service Commission, at his home in Nairobi on September 22, 2016. PHOTO | STELLA CHERONO | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Justice David Maraga on Thursday said he is excited over his nomination as the new Chief Justice.

Speaking at his home in Nairobi, the Court of Appeal judge said he will ensure efficient services in the Judiciary.

“I am excited, ready and I will work with colleagues to ensure an efficient service delivery. We still have a long way to go. This is a challenging position but I am ready to give it my best,” he said.

He said he will embark on reducing the backlog of cases as there are over 500,000 pending matters that need to be heard and determined promptly.

“I will also harness technology in hearing of cases, which include automated recording of proceedings,” he said.

There was song and dance at Bonyamatuta village in West Mugirango, Nyamira County following the news that Justice Maraga has been recommended for the post of CJ.

“We are indeed happy with what has happened. This is surely the work of God,” said Ms Fashit Kemuma, a close family member.

Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama said the judge ‘deserves the job.’

“I have all along known him as a man of virtue,” said Governor Nyagarama.

Nominated Senator Janet Ong ‘era also welcomed JSC’s decision.

“It is a great honour for Kenya. I know Judge Maraga as a wise arbiter. He will for sure take the judiciary to the next level,’ she said.

Kisii Governor James Ongwae said the CJ nominee has distinguished himself as a diligent, God fearing, dedicated and resolute worker of the judiciary.

“…we are proud of his nomination and wish him well as he awaits formal appointment by the President and approval by th


VIRAL: Hillary Has Parkinson’s? A US Doctor Reviews the Evidence (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

hillary public domainYT Comment Tanner William Hitler wanted to ban all muslims, worked closely with corporations, was a far far far right conservative, believed in making Germany great again, and relied on demagoguery to sway voters But lets overlook everything that Hitler and the republican party have in common and make up a lie about him having…


Turning Off the Dividend Spigot "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

As European regulators search for solutions to poor bank performance, they should consider banks’ revenue distribution as part of the problem. If under-capitalized banks had not been paying out dividends in recent years, they would have retained enough equity to reduce today's capital shortfalls significantly.



The Donald’s Got A Nanny State Plan, Too—-Literally! "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By The Detroit News (Photo: Steven M. Falk / TNS) Donald Trump the socialist is making sure voters don’t forget about Bernie Sanders. The Republican presidential nominee borrowed a concept from the former Democratic presidential contender in introducing a proposal to greatly expand the nanny state. Literally. Trump wants to make the federal government the nation’s babysitter,…


mupdf: use-after-free in pdf_to_num (pdf-object.c) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Agostino Sarubbo on Sep 22

If it is suitable for a CVE please assign one.

mupdf is a lightweight PDF viewer and toolkit written in portable C.

A fuzzing through mutool revealed a use-after-free.

The complete ASan output:

# mutool info $FILE
==5430==ERROR: AddressSanitizer: heap-use-after-free on address 0x60300000ea42
at pc 0x7fbc4c3824e5 bp 0x7ffee68ead70 sp 0x7ffee68ead68...


Republicans "Working The Ref" With War On IRS "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It is the job of the IRS to look at whether groups applying for nonprofit status are actually political operations in disguise. The IRS' crime was including "conservative" organizations among those checked. (Never mind that groups labeling themselves "conservative" clearly implies they have a political mission.)


Cutting the number of MPs could cut democratic scrutiny too "IndyWatch Feed"

Fewer MPs risks less democracy.

The House of Commons in the early 19th century by Augustus Pugin and Thomas Rowlandson.

Last week we saw the first proposals for the new constituency boundaries, drawn up by the Boundary Commission. It’s certainly caused a stir – with allegations flying around about which parties it will hit harder, whether it will even happen, and who stands to lose their seats in the shakeup.

But less commented on was the fact that this is all taking place as part of a cut in the number of MPs – from 650 to 600.

That’s an 8% reduction, which while it may not sound like a lot, could have a worrying side-effect: a corresponding cut in Parliamentary scrutiny.

There are a few reasons for this – and it matters.

Firstly, MPs jobs are going to get harder. The cut in the number of MPs means many of their constituencies will get larger – with each now having to represent up to 79,000 registers electors (and that’s excluding all the unregistered voters, under-18s and non-Commonwealth citizens they also have to be there for). That means many will have to weigh up their priorities – spending more time working for their increased numbers of constituents, or holding the government to account. Indeed, many MPs already feel like they don’t have enough time to do parliamentary business – we are in the most demanding era in terms of constituency workloads, and that’s only going to increase.

This job doesn’t get higher equally for all MPs either – the boundary redrawing is being done on the basis of only registered voters. That means those in areas with lower registration rates could have much more casework – areas with lower registration rates are typically more deprived or have a higher number of residents who are marginalised and excluded from politics. After all, everyone can knock on an MP’s surgery door, email them, call them, or need their help and advice – regardless of whether they are registered to vote. There is already an imbalance between workloads of MPs in areas of deprivation compared to those representing more affluent areas. This is only going to be exacerbated by the boundary review done on the basis of an incomplete register.

With fewer MPs, the job of scrutinising the government gets harder too: there is still the same amount of work and legislation to keep an eye on.

And it’s about to get harder after Brexit too. There are going to be a huge number of negotiations and deals to be made over the next few years – including sorting trade agreements with around 50 countries. That will require a great deal of parliamentary scrutiny. That’s on top of legislative powers coming back ‘in house’ – into parliament – once we’re out of the EU within the next few years. While EU regulations do have to go through parliament, currently most of this is done through Statutory Instruments without debate. Those directives and regulations may now have to be debated. But with fewer MPs to scrutinise...



Briefing: Dakota Access Pipeline’s Massive Government Subsidies "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Collin Rees for Oil Change International - The Dakota Access Pipeline has faced strong resistance from Native Americans, farmers, and ranchers along the proposed pipeline route. It’s also energized the broader climate movement and raised critical questions of protecting clean water, respecting native sovereignty, and rethinking eminent domain for private gain.


US fighter plane crashes off Okinawa coast, crew rescued "IndyWatch Feed World"

A US military aircraft has crashed into the sea off the coast of the southern Japanese island of Okinawa, according to local media reports. The coastguard is reported to have dispatched a helicopter and patrol boat to search for the plane. The military aircraft, which is believed to be an AV-8B Harrier II ground attack aircraft, was stationed at the US airbase on the island of Okinawa. According to the Okinawa Times, the fighter plane crashed after taking off into sea off the island's east coast. The crash site is reportedly 150km east of the Kunigami prefecture, in the island's north. The 11th Regional Coast Guard is conducting a search for the plane, with a helicopter and patrol boat having reportedly been dispatched. The crew of the aircraft has been rescued, the Japanese daily Ryukyu Shimpo reports, citing local officials.


Loving Husband Spends 2 Years Planting Thousands Of Flowers For His Blind Wife To Smell "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mr. and Mrs. Kuroki lived a happy life as dairy farmers in rural Japan, raising two lovely children. But tragedy struck when Mrs. Kuroki suddenly lost her sight due to  Full Article »


Wall Street goes "all in" for Killary "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hordes of industry executives will descend on the city to celebrate Hillary Clinton's nomination for president and renew close associations that vexed the Democratic standard-bearer throughout her primary battle with Bernie Sanders. Blackstone, one of the nation's largest private equity firms, will hold an official reception in Philadelphia on Thursday featuring its president, Tony James, sometimes mentioned as a possible Treasury Secretary in a Clinton administration. The financial contingent will be in an especially good mood following Clinton's selection of Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate. Kaine has shown a willingness to fight for regional bank relief from the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. But more than that, he's not Elizabeth Warren, the potential VP pick that long had Wall Street terrified.


Teachers in Wales warn of growing tide of racism among children "IndyWatch Feed World"

Teachers in Wales say children as young as eight are using racist insults against their classmates, including one Bangladeshi student being told "he was in ISIS" and questioned over whether he had a visa following the Brexit vote. The findings were published by the charity Show Racism the Red Card Wales, which has warned of a "growing tide of racist attitudes among young people." It says one in four teachers polled had dealt with a racist incident at their school in the past year. The consultation was a survey answered by 435 teachers. Other incidents recorded include a female pupil being "picked on" because she wears a headscarf and a black British pupil being told to "go back to their own country." Some young people were also reported as labelling immigrants as "people who cause riots," "bombers," "terrorists" and "people who are trying to hurt us."


The “Deplorables” ——- Who We Are And What We Want "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Tyler Durden Submitted by Brandon Smith via, In numerous articles over the past several years I have made observations on a rule of life that I strictly adhere to: that all social conflicts can be boiled down to the reality of two opposing groups — those people who want to control the lives of others,…


The Final Four Contestants are Here! Get to Know the MTV Base VJ Search Finalists "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

MTV Base has revealed the names of the four Nigerian finalists battling it out in the third edition of the MTV Base VJ Search competition. Going head-to-head in the last stage of the competition are 23-year-old Tomiwa Olorunfemi, 21-year-old Tochukwu Onwubiko, 23-year-old Olayinka Oladiran, and 19-year-old twins Grace and Glory Danbaki. After competing against thousands […]



Apple cider vinegar is a naturally occurring antibiotic, as well as antiseptic which fight germs and bacteria. Raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar contains the “mother” of vinegar, which is a  Full Article »


An Early Port Of GCC To AMD's GCN Architecture "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

While still in its early stages, there's a port in the works of the GNU Compiler Collection for AMD's GCN (Graphics Core Next) instruction set architecture...


Why the Coming Wave of Defaults Will Be Devastating "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Without the stimulus of ever-rising credit, the global economy craters in a self-reinforcing cycle of defaults, deleveraging and collapsing debt-based consumption.
In an economy based on borrowing, i.e. credit a.k.a. debt, loan defaults and deleveraging (reducing leverage and debt loads) matter. Consider this chart of total credit in the U.S. Note that the relatively tiny decline in total credit in 2008 caused by subprime mortgage defaults (a.k.a. deleveraging) very nearly collapsed not just the U.S. financial system but the entire global financial system.
Every credit boom is followed by a credit bust, as uncreditworthy borrowers and highly leveraged speculators inevitably default. Homeowners with 3% down payment mortgages default when one wage earner loses their job, companies that are sliding into bankruptcy default on their bonds, and so on. This is the normal healthy credit cycle.
Bad debt is like dead wood piling up in the forest. Eventually it starts choking off new growth, and Nature's solution is a conflagration--a raging forest fire that turns all the dead wood into ash. The fire of defaults and deleveraging is the only way to open up new areas for future growth.


Michel Temer diz que impeachment aconteceu porque Dilma rejeitou ‘Ponte para o futuro’ "IndyWatch Feed"

O presidente Michel Temer deixou escapar um “segredo” em discurso para empresários e investidores nos EUA: o impeachment de Dilma Rousseff ocorreu para implementar um plano de governo radicalmente diferente do que foi votado nas urnas em 2014, quando o PT ganhou a presidência pela quarta vez, e não por irregularidades praticadas pela ex-presidente.

Na sede da Sociedade Americana/Conselho das Américas (AS/COA), em Nova York, nesta quarta-feira, dia 21, Temer disse com todas as letras que ele e seu partido começaram a articular o afastamento de Rousseff em consequência direta da não aceitação do programa neoliberal do PMDB pela ex-presidente.

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“E há muitíssimos meses atrás, eu ainda vice-presidente, lançamos um documento chamado ‘Uma Ponte Para o Futuro’, porque nós verificávamos que seria impossível o governo continuar naquele rumo. E até sugerimos ao governo que adotasse as teses que nós apontávamos naquele documento chamado ‘Ponte para o futuro’. E, como isso não deu certo, não houve adoção, instaurou-se um processo que culminou agora com a minha efetivação como presidência da república.”

O “Ponte para o futuro” prescreve a desvinculação dos recursos da saúde e da educação, desindexação dos benefícios e do salário mínimo, mudança de idade para a aposentadoria, parcerias com o setor privado e abertura comercial. Essas ideias estavam claramente refletidas na fala de Temer na AS/COA, que visava dar seguimento à incansável empreitada de privatizações e facilitação da entrada do capital estrangeiro no país, listando as vantagens e garantias que seu governo planeja implementar para assegurar o lucro dos membros da plateia, que o ouviam (não tão atentamente) enquanto desfrutavam de suas refeições.

Marcadas pelos já conhecidos eufemismos neoliberais para o que poderia simplesmente chamar de venda do patrimônio nacional, as garantias listadas pelo presidente incluíram a “universalização do mercado brasileiro”, o “restabelecimento da confiança”, uma tal “estabilidade política extraordinária”, parcerias entre os setores público e privado e o avanço de reformas “fundamentais” nas áreas trabalhista, previdenciária e de gastos do governo. “Venho aqui convidá-los a participar dessa nova fase de crescimento do país,” concluiu em tom de leilão.

Os dois grupos são compostos por representantes de corporações multinacionais e membros do estabelecimento de política exterior dos EUA em América Latina. Foram fundados pelo industrialista americano David Rockefeller e têm John Negroponte como presidente emérito – um político neoconservador fundamental para a guerra suja da CIA em Honduras e para a invasão do Iraque em 2003. Em seu site, o Conselho das Américas se define como uma “organização internacional cujos membros compartilham um compromisso comum com o desenvolvimento econômico e social, mercados abertos, estado democrático de direito e democracia por todo o hemisfério ocidental”.

Essa é apenas mais uma singe...


The TPP’s Climate Blindspot "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Ben Lilliston for IATP - Free trade deals, and in particular the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), have taken a beating this election season. Most of the noise on trade from Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has focused on the loss of jobs linked to the offshoring. Much less attention has been paid to the serious impact the TPP and past trade agreements will have on our ability to respond to climate change.


Interview 1211 – New World Next Week with James Evan Pilato "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

[audio mp3=""][/audio]This week on the New World Next Week: cops caught on camera plotting to frame innocent man; Yellen schools the public on who really runs the country; and the feds want to crack down on little free libraries.


VIDEO: Driver Allowed Through Charlotte Protest After Displaying Handgun "IndyWatch Feed"

On September 21 a driver whose path forward was blocked by Charlotte protesters was allowed to move through after showing he had a gun with him.


How to Clean Your Face and Get Rid of Dark Circles Under the Eyes With Just One Ingredient "IndyWatch Feed World"

These days most of the people know that baking soda is a very effective and cheap solution for many conditions. We use it as a beauty product, when we cook  Full Article »


Pesticide Manufacturers’ Own Tests Reveal Serious Harm to Honeybees "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Bayer and Syngenta criticized for secrecy after unpublished research linked high doses of their products to damage to bee colonies



Millenials Arrested At Paul Ryan’s Office Target Republicans & Wall Street Dems "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Deirdre Fulton for Common Dreams - Decrying the GOP's "dog-whistle racism," which they say has contributed to the rise of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, a group of young people risked arrest during a surprise sit-in at the office of House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday morning. "Paul Ryan has a choice," the millennial-led campaign All Of Us 2016 said ahead of the action, which saw 11 arrests. "Will [he] reject dog-whistle racism or, like Trump, will he keep encouraging Americans to hate each other?"


Cooling the controversy over China-Russian naval exercises "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

This year is shaping to be a pivotal one for Sino-Russian defense ties. Both countries have agreed to boost the number of "exercises and events" planned for 2016. From Sept. 12 to 19, they held their sixth exercise in the Joint Sea series, conducting a naval warfighting drill in the South China Sea to enhance their ability to "jointly respond to maritime security threats." The Joint Sea series began in 2012 as an anti-submarine warfare and maritime rescue activity off the Chinese coast, near Qingdao. With each passing year, Joint Sea has grown in scope and complexity. The August 2015 iteration was reportedly the "largest ever," involving 23 surface ships, two submarines, over a dozen fixed-wing aircraft, and six helicopters in the Sea of Japan. The series has captivated the U.S. national security community, with some observers cautioning that Beijing and Moscow may be drifting toward an alliance. It has also caught India's attention, with one analyst citing fears that the "growing intimacy" between both countries "could impact the balance of power in Asia." Context is important, however. Although the uptick in Sino-Russian military cooperation is striking, it pales in comparison to the United States' impressive portfolio of bilateral and multilateral (i.e., "combined") exercises. Each year, U.S. Pacific Command participates in over 1,500 exercises, training events, and professional engagements with regional militaries. The vast majority of U.S.-led exercises pass with little fanfare here in the United States, but Beijing and Moscow tend to view them through a dark lens. In June, when U.S., Indian, and Japanese forces were underway in the Philippine Sea for exercise Malabar, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang remarked, "Everyone should keep an eagle eye on their true intentions." Likewise, Russia's Ambassador to NATO, Alexander Grushko, slammed the 43rd-annual BALTOPS naval warfare exercise in the Baltic Sea as evidence of NATO's "hostile policy" toward Moscow. Even U.S. officials have partaken in the war of words. Adm. Scott Swift, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, has criticized China and Russia for their decision to hold Joint Sea 2016 in the South China Sea — the first time the series has been held in that location. Adding to the controversy, reports abound of Chinese and Russian "spy ships" shadowing U.S.-led exercises, as well as aggressive Russian overflights and reactionary "snap" exercises.


2 dead following floods and landslides in Trabzon and Giresun Provinces, Turkey; over 10 inches of rain in a day "IndyWatch Feed World"

Two people died yesterday, 21 September, after torrential rain triggered a landslide in the Beşikdüzü district of the Black Sea province of Trabzon in Turkey. Turkish State Meteorological Service reported that over 26cm (10.24 inches) of rain fell in one day in Beşikdüzü. Wide areas of the district have been flooded as a result. Rescues were required for numerous people trapped in homes, vehicles and schools. Flooding also affected parts of the neighbouring province of Giresun. Local media report that three bridges were destroyed by the flooding in Giresun's Eynesil district. In a statement made late yesterday, Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said that roads and buildings have been severely damaged in Beşikdüzü. AFAD have sent search and rescue teams to the area and said "work is underway to take control of the situation." Turkey's Black Sea Region is extremely vulnerable to flash flooding and landslides, with coastal towns and cities surrounded by steep mountains.


Yahoo expected to confirm data breach affecting 200 million users: Report "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Yahoo to go public about massive data breach affecting its 200 million users

Yahoo! Inc., is expected to officially acknowledge the massive data breach that took place last month with more than 200 million of users account exposed to hackers, Recode reports. While there is no confirmed information about the extent of the breach yet, the sources say that it is “widespread and serious” with the possibility of legal action and investigations led by the government.

Back in August, it was reported by Motherboard that a hacker going by the name of ‘Peace’ claimed to have breached Yahoo and put the usernames and passwords for over 200 million accounts up for sale. The same hacker has previously sold large data dumps of breaches related to Myspace and LinkedIn on a dark web marketplace called the Real Deal. The data dump allegedly included usernames, encrypted passwords, birthdays and other email addresses from 2012.

“It’s as bad as that,” one source told Recode. “Worse, really.”

The data was being sold for 3 bitcoins, worth $1,860 at the time. The company never issued password resets, a usual course of action taken by websites that would indicate of a hack. At the time, the company’s response to the hack was only that it was “aware of [the]claim” but did not confirm or deny that Yahoo users were affected.

The company said in a statement at the time, “We are committed to protecting the security of our users’ information and we take any such claim very seriously. Our security team is working to determine the facts.”

This news comes at a time when Yahoo is the middle of a mega-acquisition by Verizon in a $4.8 billion deal, which is yet to be approved by regulators and shareholders. So, it would be interesting to see if the deal would face repercussions due to the breach.

Yahoo is rumoured to make its announcement this week. If Yahoo confirms the news, this would become the biggest hack of its kind in the Yahoo history. If you own a Yahoo account, it would be ideal to change your password as soon as possible. Also, if you’re using the same Yahoo username and password combination elsewhere, it is recommended to change those as well.

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AP Runs False Story From ‘Witness’ Who Claims Police Shot Man During ‘Protests’ "IndyWatch Feed"

VIDEO: Woman witnesses a man shot and wounded during protests in Charlotte, North Carolina. — The Associated Press (@AP) September 22, 2016 The AP put up this false story, either without checking or not caring that it wasn’t true. Police and city immediately reported that the shooting in question had nothing to do with […]


California Unveils New Online Tool To Combat Police Brutality "IndyWatch Feed World"

Riot police amass at the Occupy Denver protest in front of the state Capitol building Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)

Riot police amass at the Occupy Denver protest in front of the state Capitol building Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)

LOS ANGELES  — From a broken bone to a fatal shooting, all 800 police departments in California must begin using a new online tool launched Thursday to report and help track every time officers use force that causes serious injuries.

The tool’s developers hail it as the first statewide dataset of its kind in the country and a model for other states. Those more critical of law enforcement call it a big step toward better police accountability.

The tool, named URSUS for the bear on California’s flag, includes fields for the race of those injured and the officers involved, how their interaction began and why force was deemed necessary.

“It’s sort of like TurboTax for use-of-force incidents,” said Justin Erlich, a special assistant attorney general overseeing the data collection and analysis.

Departments must report the data under a new state law passed last November. Though some departments already tracked such data on their own, many did not.

Working with the California Department of Justice, a technology nonprofit called Bayes Impact developed the tool in hopes of making the data easy for departments to report and easy for the state to analyze.

The tool was built as an open-source project, and California will share the software code with interested law enforcement agencies across the U.S.

Only three other states — Texas, Colorado and Connecticut — now require departments to track similar use-of-force data but their systems aren’t digital, and in Colorado’s case, only capture shootings, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

“As a country, we must engage in an honest, transparent, and data-driven conversation about police use of force,” California Attorney General Kamala Harris said in a news release.

The goal is to capture all incidents that cause serious injuries but not minor ones, like bruises.

“How do we get enough information where we can really focus on how to improve or inform policy? How do we make sure it’s not too big?” Erlich said. “Capturing stubbed toes muddies the data but not capturing broken bones would be a huge miss.”

California’s efforts come as the FBI has made such data collection a priority in the wake of a number of officer-involved deaths of unarmed black people across the country.

Last year, the FBI announced it would begin collecting all use-of-force data and make it public, though departments don’t have to participate.

FBI Director James Comey has expressed frustration over the absence of nationwide use-of-force data and said its collection will “dispel misperceptions, foster accountability and promote transparency.”

California’s police departments will report their use-of-force data to the state once a year beginning in January. It will b...


Biotech giants Bayer and Monsanto sign mammoth merger agreement "IndyWatch Feed"

The agritech world got a lot bigger this week when German chemical giant Bayer inked an agreement to acquire Monsanto for $66 billion in cash. The 2 companies had been bickering for months, and this was the 3rd refurbished offer. In the end, Bayer agreed to pay $128 per share, up from the company’s previous offer of $127.50. [1]
The agreement makes it the largest all-cash deal on record.
Markus Manns of Union Investment, one of Bayer’s top 12 investors, said:
“Bayer’s competitors are merging, so not doing this deal would mean having a competitive disadvantage.”
Details of the Merger
Among the terms included in


Video: Dramatic: Apache helicopter slams nose-down into sea during exercise in Greece "IndyWatch Feed"

Courtesy: Dramatic video has emerged of an Apache helicopter crashing into the sea nose down, just several meters from the shoreline off the … Via Youtube



Texas to withdraw from feds’ refugee program over terror threat "IndyWatch Feed"


From Fox News: The state of Texas on Wednesday announced that it is withdrawing from the Obama administration’s refugee resettlement program due to the administration’s inability to ensure that refugees resettled in the state do not pose terror threats, according to an announcement by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

Texas informed the Office of Refugee Resettlement in a letter that it will be withdrawing from the program on Jan. 31, 2017. The letter comes on the heels of several weekend terror attacks across the United States

The administration has refused to approve a security plan by the state of Texas aimed at ensuring that refugees are only resettled following in-depth security checks. 

Texas officials drafted a plan that would require federal national security officials to provide assurances that none of the individuals being resettled pose a terror threat. The administration has declined to approve this plan.

Abbott said Texas would not accept a single refuge until proper security measures are put in place. 

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FF1988: The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Stories "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Stories by Edgar Allen Poe.

From what fetid hell did this magazine arise?

It reprints three Edgar Allen Poe stories (that you’ve probably read before), illustrated in this fashion:

The borders are repeated throughout each story, so this magazine has three borders, one cover and twelve illustrations (by Daryl and Josef Hutchinson).

If this is a way to ask the public “will this do?”, I think the answer is “no”.

This post is part of the Fantagraphics Floppies series.


Living In A Van Down By The River – Time To Face The True State Of The Middle Class In America "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

preparedness vw car truckTDC Note – While this is true, there was a story published yesterday that painted a completely different picture than Michael paints below and he even references the article!! The article focused on several people that lived this way by choice. I have been saying for the past several months that as soon as I…


Murder By U.S. Occupation Forces: Tulsa 2016, Baghdad 2007 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Glen Ford for Black Agenda Report - The mayor of Tulsa is promising a “transparent” investigation into the police slaughter of another unarmed Black man, 40 year-old Terence Crutcher. The U.S. Attorney for Oklahoma is making similar noises, promising to explore whether Crutcher’s civil rights were violated. No justice can come from any of these quarters, because Crutcher’s death is a war crime. Justice begins with an end to the Occupation.


Selling perception of terror attacks (and everything else) on the mind-control superhighway—and immortal you "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Selling perception of terror attacks (and everything else) on the mind-control superhighway—and immortal you

By Jon Rappoport

I’ve written several introductions and postscripts to my collection, Exit From The Matrix. Here is the latest postscript:

Public relations adepts understand that you can take a genuine positive sentiment and make a cartoon out of it.

And then you can make a cartoon out of THAT, and you can go on with this multiplying process for many years. And people will totally lose track of where and when the genuine was replaced by the fake.

Worse yet, people will sculpt their own personalities to fit some sixth-generation “positive” cartoon, believing all the while they’re embracing the highest Good in the cosmos.

This article is about selling perception, not fact.

When enough images, cues, and symbols are placed in the mind, the owner of that mind will basically have an excuse to sacrifice his independence, surrender, and adopt a “peaceful” role in the stage play of his life.

He will even go so far as to embrace a wholly fake messianic agenda for a “better world”—because it looks like it fits his new role.

Now he’s inside a cartoon bubble.

Social propaganda operatives understand these factors. On this basis, they pick up their paychecks. One such retired operative once told me, “I made my living from the idea of unity. That’s it. I sold it for years like Big Macs.”

—The bomb in NY, the bombs in New Jersey, the stabbing attack in Minnesota…no matter what major media call them or don’t call them, the American people call them terrorist acts.

And that seems to play into the hands of Donald Trump.

But you can be sure Hillary Clinton’s inner circle are telling her a different story. A familiar story, because they’ve been operating on this basis for a long time: “You, Hillary, are the moderate candidate. You’re in the center. You’re for unity. That’s how the majority of the voters see you. So these attacks benefit you, not Trump, because America wants peace and unity and caring at any cost. And they see you as the President who can give those things to them. Trump is the wild cowboy. He stands for retribution and violence and revenge. That’s not what the people want, because they’re afraid his actions would bring down more terror attacks. Don’t worry, be happy, Hillary. You’re going to win the White House…”

For decades now, the mood in America has been shifted over into endless compromise and political correctness and counterfeit love and caring—as a result of a purposeful multi-front propaganda operation:

“Everybody is good, respect diversity, automatically love everyone who is different, be nice, think positive, embrace hope, don’t make waves, and peace will come.”

I hope you understand that all the key words in the preceding sentence are crafted as fake versions of the real thing. I can’t say it more plainly than that.

“No one is evil. When met with love, all differences and enmities dissolve.” This is another crafted propaganda cartoon. Its purpose is to convince people to surrender.

This is how defeat is sold on the superhighway of PR.

Then, another step is taken. Cues are installed in people’s minds that trigger surrender as if it is “love.” Cues such as: waves of migrants (among whom are un-vetted terrorists); inner cities devastated by a combination of Globalism and gangs; violent riots in the streets—these and other cues bring about a response of “share and care” surrender.

—Love them, care for them, give them everything they want, and all will be well. (And even if it isn’t, you’ve donned the visible and admirable cloak of a “good person,” and what else matters?)

To the degree that this massive society-transforming mind-control op works, political candidates who present themselves as cartoons...


Rasmussen Poll: Donald Trump Leads Clinton by Five Points Nationally "IndyWatch Feed"

Donald Trump gives the 'thumbs-up' May 19, 2016 in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
The results found Trump has 44 percent support, while Clinton has 39 percent. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson took eight percent in the poll, while Green Party candidate Jill Green raked in two percent.


Report: Jersey Jihadi Ahmed Rahami’s Wife Back in New York "IndyWatch Feed"

A picture of Ahmad Khan Rahami, the man believed to be responsible for the explosion in Manhattan on Saturday night and an earlier bombing in New Jersey, is displayed at a news conference at New York City police headquarters on September 19, 2016 in New York City. Rahami was taken into custody on Monday afternoon following a gunfight where he was wounded by he police. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)


Does the UK need a 'War Powers Act'? "IndyWatch Feed"

In the wake of Chilcot, questions have been raised about the democratic accountability of the process involved in taking this country to war.

Tony Blair meets troops in the port of Umm Qasr, Iraq, 2003. Photo: Stefan Rousseau / PA Archive/Press Association Images Tony Blair meets troops in the port of Umm Qasr, Iraq, 2003. Photo: Stefan Rousseau / PA Archive/Press Association Images. All rights reserved.In the middle of a stormy night on August 4, 1964, a US Navy warship patrolling the coast of North Vietnam detected radar and sonar signals in the Gulf of Tonkin that suggested it was about to come under attack. The USS Maddox spent several hours feverishly manoeuvring over rough seas and firing shells into the darkness. In the morning no evidence could be found of the enemy, but policy-makers in Washington nonetheless decided it meant war.

President Johnson immediately sought and gained permission from the US Congress to use “all necessary measures” against North Vietnam, which resulted in almost a decade of conflict. But by 1973, Congress was not happy. Many of its members claimed that, despite the 'Gulf of Tonkin Resolution' they had passed, their permission for a wider war had never been sought. They passed the War Powers Act that year: a law designed to ensure the president had to seek Congress’s explicit consent for any decision to go to war in the future.

Britain has no such law. Here, the prime minister alone has the authority to send troops to war using Royal Prerogative Powers that were originally handed to her office during the Glorious Revolution of 1688. But even though the government poured cold water over the idea of a War Powers Act earlier this year, it’s slowly starting to creep onto the agenda. After the Chilcot report was released in July, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn stated that a US-style War Powers Act would help to prevent the UK from going to war on false pretences. He has also suggested that it could stop the government from sending special forces into secret wars without public awareness or consent.

So why not pass a War Powers Act? It worked for America, didn’t it...


She Applied Turmeric Around Her Eyes.. 10 Minutes Later UNBELIEVABLE MIRACLE "IndyWatch Feed World"

Turmeric has special place in Indian cuisine due to its golden color and amazing flavor. However, it has been widely used in medicinal properties in both Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine  Full Article »


Singing fish: Fish recorded singing dawn chorus on reefs just like birds "IndyWatch Feed World"

The ocean might seem like a quiet place, but listen carefully and you might just hear the sounds of the fish choir. Most of this underwater music comes from soloist fish, repeating the same calls over and over. But when the calls of different fish overlap, they form a chorus. Robert McCauley and colleagues at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, recorded vocal fish in the coastal waters off Port Headland in Western Australia over an 18-month period, and identified seven distinct fish choruses, happening at dawn and at dusk. You can listen to three of them here:


FBI Training Questioned in Recent Terror Attacks "IndyWatch Feed War"

Washington  Free Beacon, by Bill Gertz, Sept. 22, 2016: Recent domestic terror attacks by Islamic extremists are raising questions among officials and security experts about whether FBI counterterrorism training is deficient. The chief suspect in the New York City homemade … Continue reading


New Documents Reveal Army Punishing Chelsea Manning For Suicide Attempt "IndyWatch Feed World"

chelsea manning

Published in partnership with Shadowproof.

Chelsea Manning has released documents through the grassroots advocacy organization, Fight For the Future, which offer a glimpse into how the United States Army is punishing Manning for attempting suicide in July.

On September 22, Manning will go before a three-person disciplinary board. The board will review evidence related to three administrative charges she faces and determine her punishment. It could involve indefinite solitary confinement, loss of access to the phone and law library, or an extension of the time before she is eligible for parole.

One form indicates Manning has a “right to consult with an attorney” over the phone at her “own expense,” but she is not allowed to have her attorney with her at the hearing. She may “present during all open sessions” of the disciplinary board, make statements and present documentary evidence, call witnesses to present relevant testimony, and question “adverse witnesses” through the board’s president.

The Army acknowledges in its disciplinary board notification document, “Inmate Manning did not resist the Force Cell Move Team.” Yet, according to the Army, the rule is when such team is activated, an inmate has committed an administrative offense. She is charged because the team had to respond to her attempted suicide.

The formal charge sheet indicates the Army charged her with interfering with the “good order and discipline” of the Fort Leavenworth facility, where she is imprisoned, because they had to put the facility in some sort of a lockdown.

Fight For the Future responded, “Somehow she is being charged with threatening the ‘safety’ of the facility. As if her actions, alone in her cell to herself, could put the prison facility at risk.”

The forms also reveal that the “prohibited property” was a book found in her cell after suicide attempt, Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces Of Anonymous, by Gabriella Coleman. The Army claims it was “not marked with a name nor registration number for identity” so it had to be “confiscated as prohibited property.”

A little over a year ago, Manning was punished because she had LGBTQ literature and other books in her cell that were considered “prohibited property.” In fact, one of the books she had at the time was this book by Coleman.

There is nothing in the forms to indicate how a prison with layers of bureaucracy and strict regulations missed a book and allowed it to wind up in her cell again. Fight For the Future also maintains the rules say nothing about needing to label inside covers of books.

The book, and books previously confiscated, were “general research reference materials” that Manning used for “article writing,” and none of them were ever returned to her.

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Navtej Sarna to Serve as Ambassador to the US "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Navtej Sarna. Credit: PTI

Navtej Sarna. Credit: PTI

New Delhi: India’s high commissioner to UK, Navtej Sarna, was appointed as ambassador to the US today, a high-profile posting where he will face the task of engaging with a new administration in Washington following the November 8 presidential poll.

Sarna, an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer of the 1980 batch, was serving as secretary (West), in the Ministry of External Affairs before he was posted in London in January. He will succeed Arun Singh, who is due for retirement.

The 59-year-old diplomat was among the longest-serving spokespersons of the MEA. He had held the post between 2002 and 2008.

“He is expected to take up the assignment shortly,” the external affairs ministry said.

The government has also appointed IFS officer Taranjit Singh Sandhu as the next high commissioner of India to Sri Lanka. He will replace Yash Sinha.

In Washington, Sarna’s main task will be to ensure the continuity in Indo-US relations when a new dispensation takes charge.

Sarna has authored many fiction and non-fiction books, with the most recent being Second Thoughts: On Books, Authors and the Writerly Life which was released last year. He was also India’s ambassador to Israel from 2008 to 2012.

Sarna had served at various Indian missions including in Moscow, Warsaw, Tehran, Geneva, Thimphu and Washington.

For two years, from August 2012, Sarna had served as additional secretary in-charge of international organisations in the MEA. Born on December 2, 1957, Sarna is due to retire from the IFS at the end of November 2017.

Yash Sinha, who is tipped to be the Indian high commissioner to the UK, is a seasoned diplomat and in a career spanning 35 years, he has handled several important assignments at the MEA, as well as in Indian diplomatic missions to South Asia, the Middle East, Europe and South America.

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Hillary Clinton Laughs off Question about Neurological Testing "IndyWatch Feed"

Clinton speaks during a campaign stop at the Frontline Outreach Center in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. (
“I am very sorry I got pneumonia," Hillary Clinton says. "I am very glad that antibiotics took care of it and that’s behind us now. I have met the standard that everybody running for president has met in terms of releasing information about my health.”

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