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Saturday, 03 November


Deadly storms move through southeastern United States "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Intense and damaging thunderstorms moved over the southern Plains and into the Southeast over the past couple of days, dumping heavy rain and producing strong winds and 17 reported tornadoes. At least 2 people have lost their lives, one in Texas and another in...... Read more

Latam Eco Review: Killing jaguars for arthritic cream and wine "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The top stories last week from our Spanish-language service, Mongabay Latam, followed the fate of Surinames hunted jaguars, Bogotas urban forest preserve, and Chiles Humboldt Archipelago. Surinames jaguars killed for arthritis creams and wine Surinames jaguar population is being decimated for the Asian market in arthritis cream, soap, aphrodisiacs and even wine, according to an investigation by World Animal Protection. The inquiry uncovered a chain of hunting and secret trade with high evidence of animal cruelty. Local hunters sell the jaguars for around $260 to Chinese traffickers. Jaguars are increasingly being substituted for tigers, which have become rare, to meet Asian demand for wildlife parts. A jaguar shot in Suriname and transported in a canoe. Image courtesy of World Animal Protection. Mine and port project threatens Humboldt Archipelago A mine and port project in Chiles Humboldt Archipelago could damage the marine life of nearby protected areas, including the Humboldt penguin. While approval for the Dominga project is on hold, authorities have already set a worrying precedent by approving a similar, though much bigger, mining project nearby. More than 560 species could be affected if the project goes through. Marine shelf in La Higuera. Image courtesy of Eduardo Sorenson/Oceana. Bogots urban forest imperiled by controversy and inertia A recent judicial order backing a mayoral plan to carve up the Thomas Van der Hammen Reserve is just the latest controversy around this urban forest. After an outcry from environmentalists and academics, the order was revoked, leaving the reserve in the same state

Frauen in Russland haben echt die Arschkarte. Husliche ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Frauen in Russland haben echt die Arschkarte. Husliche Gewalt ist nicht nur nicht verboten, es wird auch nciht als normale Gewalt verfolgt.

Ich kann dich tten und niemand stoppt mich, heisst der Report der Menschenrechtsorganisation Human Rights Watch, der neben Irinas Schicksal das von Dutzenden anderen russischen Frauen beschreibt. Etwa das von Jana, 36 Jahre alt, der es noch viel schlechter ergangen ist. Sie rief in der westrussischen Stadt Orjol die Polizei zu Hilfe gegen ihren prgelnden Ehemann. Doch die zustndige Beamtin erklrte: Rufen sie nicht mehr an, wir kommen sowieso nicht. Als die verzweifelte Frau insistierte, ihr Mann werde sie tten, war die sarkastische Antwort: Keine Sorge. Wenn er Sie ttet, werden wir kommen und Ihre Leiche untersuchen. 40 Minuten spter war Jana tot.

Call to protect dwindling wilderness before it disappears forever "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

New, highly detailed maps now reveal the state of the worlds wilderness, both on land and at sea, and the picture looks bleak. In a series of recent studies, a group of researchers led by ecologist James Watson of the Wildlife Conservation Society and Australias University of Queensland analyzed the surface of Earth for significant human activity, such as roads and railways, pastures and farmland, and population centers, at a resolution of 1 square kilometer (0.4 square miles). In the oceans, they looked at fishing efforts as well as fertilizer effluent and shipping lanes. The Okavango Delta in southern Africa. Image by Gregoire Dubois. The results are staggering, as summarized Oct. 31 in the journal Nature: Just 13 percent of the worlds oceans lack signs of human activity. And the figures on land arent much higher: not counting Antarctica, just 23 percent of terrestrial wilderness remains. But hidden in what Watson called a horror story for untouched places is the potential to save whats left and, with it, life on Earth. Science is clearly showing that large intact places are the best low-hanging fruit that we should go and conserve, Watson told Mongabay. Early on in the research, a 2016 study comparing those changes with the pace of population and economic growth indicated that we werent losing wilderness as quickly as might be expected. Those encouraging results suggested that, as a species, we humans were using resources more efficiently, the researchers said. The extent of wilderness on land and at


NicaNotes: Smoking Gun Shows Catholic Hierarchy Coup Involvement "IndyWatch Feed War"

One of the smoking guns, proving the lie of the opposition and media story about the supposedly peaceful, spontaneous uprising against the tyrant Daniel Ortega, was revealed with the release on Oct. 23 of a clandestine recording of a Catholic bishop claiming credit for the failed coup. Members of the Christian Community of Saint John Paul the Apostle church in the 14th of September neighborhood of eastern Managua leaked an audio recording of a meeting Silvio Bez, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Managua, held with peasant leaders for the purpose of destabilizing the government of Nicaragua. The Community members said that Bishop Bez should not be dividing the flockthe people of Nicaragua.


Four Arrested While Blocking Military Drone Base: Traffic Blocked Beale Air Force Base for Nearly an Hour "IndyWatch Feed War"

Oct 30 2018 protesting drone warfare at Beale Air Force Base

By Shirley Osgood, October 30, 2018

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, near Wheatland  Four demonstrators were arrested early Tuesday, Oct. 30, as they opposed the ongoing 17-year U.S. bombing campaign in Afghanistan and U.S. occupation of one of the poorest countries in the world.

Traffic was backed up for 1/2 mile or more down two merging roads, for nearly an hour as protesters arriving in the dark of early morning blocked the main entrance road into Beale Air Force Base, South Beale Rd, near Wheatland, CA.

Activists stretched a large banner across the road that said:  STOP DRONING AFGHANISTAN;  17 YEARS ENOUGH!  

Four protesters were arrested, and held for 2.5 hours in military jail cells on the base. They face misdemeanor trespassing charges in U.S. Court with a maximum penalty of six months in federal prison. Those arrested were Michael Kerr, Bay Point, CA; Mauro Oliveira, Montgomery Creek, CA; Shirley Osgood, Grass Valley, CA and Toby Blome, El Cerrito, CA.

Afghanistan, referred to as the most droned country on earth, has over 40,000 foreign troops, including U.S. military, allied forces and private mercenaries. Mission Accomplished was declared by two previous U.S. Administrations, Bush and Obama, yet, after October 7, the 17th anniversary of the U.S. invasion, the bombing campaign continues under President Trump, with no end in sight.

Beale Air Force Base is intimately involved in the U.S. drone assassination program.  Airmen at Beale who are in the covert unit that controls the U.S. Global Hawk surveillance drone work cooperatively with armed drone operators elsewhere to surveil, target, and execute drone strikes remotely in foreign countries.  Thousands of civilians have been killed, and funerals, wedding parties, mosques, schools and other public gatherings have been attacked by U.S. remotely controlled planes, known as drones.

Just two weeks ago, on Oct. 12, over 75 Somali new young recruits with Al-Shabaab were killed by a single U.S. drone attack.  We oppose the use of armed drones in all killing at...


Greece to subsidize mortgage loans up to 95 percent for families "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Greeces government will start subsidizing mortgage loans with amounts that will reach up to 95% of the outstanding debt. The measure comes a few weeks after Greek banks started to offer generous debt cuts of up to 95% to debtors of non-performing consumer loans providing they can pay back in six installments. The Greek government

The post Greece to subsidize mortgage loans up to 95 percent for families appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


Pullman Police Sergeant Charged With Sexual Misconduct Propositioned Fellow Employee in 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A Pullman police sergeant charged this week with first-degree custodial sexual misconduct was the focus of a 2016 internal affairs investigation at the Pullman Police Department, which found he had

The post Pullman Police Sergeant Charged With Sexual Misconduct Propositioned Fellow Employee in 2016 appeared first on Filming Cops.


How Great Britain Facilitated the Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine "IndyWatch Feed War"

Lord Arthur Balfour in Tel Aviv, c. 1925 (from the G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection at the Library of Congress)


AUDIO: Its the Empire Stupid, Episode 37 Edward Curtin "IndyWatch Feed War"

In this episode of his podcast, Philip Farruggio talks regular OffG contributor Edward Curtin about the current relevance of the movie Network. in the film we see the introduction of what is now called Realty Television taken to its satirical end. Curtin shows us how writer Paddy Chayefsky captures the anger so many felt then, and how his main character, Howard Beale came to represent Everyman when pushed against the wall of this empire. Curtin, a professor of Sociology, has used this film for years as a bridge to understand the how much our media is


LISTEN: Saulo Araujo On Bolsonaros Election & The Future Of Brazils Environment "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

This weeks Earth Watch guest on the Sojourner Truth Radio Show was  Saulo Araujo, Global Movements Program Director for Why Hunger.   From Sojourner Truth: For our Weekly Earth Watch, the dire environmental implications of the election in... Read More


7 dead in attack on bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt: Islamic State jihadist group blamed "IndyWatch Feed War"

At least seven Coptic Christians were killed Friday when gunmen opened fire on their bus in central Egypt, the provinces bishop told AFP.

A security official confirmed the attack in Minya province, adding that there were dead and wounded.

Minya Governorate on the map of Egypt

Minya province, in red

Copts, a Christian minority that make up 10 percent of Egypts 96 million people, have in recent years been repeatedly targeted by the Islamic State jihadist group.

IS killed more than 40 people in twin church bombings in April 2017 and a month later shot dead almost 30 Christians in Minya province as they headed to a monastery on a bus.

In December 2017 an IS jihadist killed nine people in an attack on a church in a south Cairo suburb.

In February 2018, the Egyptian army launched a major offensive against IS in the Sinai Peninsula, where the group has maintained a strong presence since the fall of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

Dubbed Sinai 2018, the military campaign has killed more than 450 jihadists, according to the army.


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The interior of a burned and destroyed Coptic Christian church in Minya province, Egypt. Fifty places of worship were looted and torched in just three days following the dispersal of Muslim Brotherhood camps in 2013.

Protesters and Egyptian riot police clash in Cairo on January 17, as the country awaits the results of a constitutional referendum. On January 18, the electoral commission announced the constitution had overwhelmingly been approved.


Brief report of the twentieth day against Monika and Alfred Schaefer at the Munich District Court (Part II) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Monika Schaefer is still behind bars while Steven Pinker and his brethren are deluding young and nave people into believing that they welcome reason and science.


NY Times explains why the U.S. is standing by the Saudi crown prince but somehow leaves out the Israel connection "IndyWatch Feed War"

Heres an astonishing failure by two otherwise excellent New York Times reporters: they wrote a long, valuable analysis about why the U.S. is standing by the murderous crown prince of Saudi Arabia but they only mentioned Israels support for him twice. 

In a front-page story in todays paper, David D. Kirkpatrick and Ben Hubbard explain why the kingdoms de facto leader, 33-year-old Mohammed bin Salman, is in no immediate danger of losing power despite (almost certainly) ordering the murder a month ago of the dissident journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. They report that the U.S. government is continuing to support the crown prince, and that Major figures in [American] finance signaled that they, too, intended to look past the killing.

But the de facto Israel-Saudi Arabia alliance is only mentioned in passing. Surely reporters as good as Kirkpatrick and Hubbard could have found high-level sources within both Israel and the U.S. who could have detailed the obvious that Israel wants Mohammed bin Salman to stay exactly where he is, no matter what brutal crimes he ordered. And in the Trump administration, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has more influence in a U.S. government than he ever has had before.

Today, a full month after Jamal Khashoggi was apparently killed and dismembered in a Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, Netanyahu finally commented publicly on the Khashoggi killing. After a meeting in Bulgaria, he said:

What happened in the Israeli consulate was horrendous and it should be duly dealt with. Yet at the same time I say it, it is very important for the stability of the world, for the region and for the world, that Saudi Arabia remain stable.

Meanwhile, Khashoggis fiancee, Hatice Cengiz, published a heartfelt plea in the Washington Post. After some moving personal memories, she challenged the rest of the world, especially the United States:

It is now up to the international community to bring the perpetrators to justice. Of all nations, the United States should be leading the way. The country was founded on the ideals of liberty and justice for all, the First Amendment enshrining the ideals...


How Portugal Launched The Worlds First National Participatory Budget "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Citizens in Portugal vote on how public funding is spent on national and regional projects, in the worlds first participatory budgeting scheme of its kind. The project is led by the Administrative Modernisation Agency to build trust among citizens and bring them into government. It was awarded the Best Citizen Engagement award at the recent Innovation Labs World hosted by GovInsider. The Portugal Participatory Budget (PPB) allows citizens to present investment proposals and then choose, through transparent and open voting, which projects should be funded and implemented. The budgeting process has two main phases: citizens first present budget proposals via the PPBs online portal or in person at participative meetings held across Portugal.


John Bolton Praises Openly Fascist Jair Bolsonaro as Like-Minded Ally "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jair Bolsonaro John Bolton(CD)  Declaring not just sympathy but outright admiration for a fascist who has threatened violence against his leftist political opponents, celebrated the use of torture, and promised to give the police free rein to murder at will, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Thursday praised Brazils newly elected strongman President Jair Bolsonaro as a like-minded partner who shares []


The Boston Ujima Project Is Working To Create Economic Equity For Artists "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Boston Ujima Project is a community-led organization with a mission of growing a peoples economy in Greater Boston, one that is controlled by the community with neighbors, workers, business owners, and investors all working together on a shared vision of collective work and responsibility. From Ujimas citywide assembly Old Roots, New Rules, October 2018. The idea is to challenge poverty and develop local neighborhoods by organizing individual savings, businesses, and customers to grow their own wealth and meet their own needs. The word ujima is a Swahili word that refers to the Kwanzaa principle of collective wealth and responsibility.


Could a voter coalition of renters swing the midterms? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Renters vs. Homeowners at the Ballot Box -- Will America's politicians represent the voice of renters?


The Lowest Rung "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A few thoughts on ceding the high ground in these politically charged times


Re: CVE-2018-5407: new side-channel vulnerability on SMT/Hyper-Threading architectures "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Billy Brumley on Nov 02

It's a fair comment.

I've been doing SCA a while now; L1 dcache timings (SMT), L1 icache
timings (SMT), remote timings, bug attacks, Flush+Reload, etc. Outside
of bug attacks (which are deterministic), this is the most
reproducible vector I've ever seen. I feel like that's one reason
holding back disabling SMT, because they are not trivial to reproduce.

If you have the setup I described:...


Guillotine or Exile? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

How about a new law for the 1%? Pay your taxes or you're out of here. We'll give them a Certificate of Appreciation for their mansions and vacation homes, which will be turned into homeless shelters, alternative schools, hospices to provide care for people who are lacking proper health care, centers for peace studies.


CFE pag de 7 mmdp para llevar gas a centrales que no estn activas "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

La ASF destap una serie de pagos que la CFE realiz a transportistas para llevar producto a centrales que no estn operacin.   Regeneracin, 02 de noviembre de 2018.- La Auditora Superior de la Federacin (ASF) destap una serie de pagos irregulares de la Comisin Federal de Electricidad (CFE), que acumulan miles de millones de []

La entrada CFE pag de 7 mmdp para llevar gas a centrales que no estn activas se public primero en Regeneracin.


How Chicago Police Disappeared 7,000 People "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Police disappeared more than 7,000 people at an off-the-books interrogation warehouse in Chicago, nearly twice as many detentions as previously disclosed, the Guardian can now reveal. From August 2004 to

The post How Chicago Police Disappeared 7,000 People appeared first on Filming Cops.


Dawn Spacecraft Runs Out of Hydrazine, Ceases Operations "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

NASA's Dawn Mission to Asteroid Belt Comes to End

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has gone silent, ending a historic mission that studied time capsules from the solar system's earliest chapter.

Dawn missed scheduled communications sessions with NASA's Deep Space Network on Wednesday, Oct. 31, and Thursday, Nov. 1. After the flight team eliminated other possible causes for the missed communications, mission managers concluded that the spacecraft finally ran out of hydrazine, the fuel that enables the spacecraft to control its pointing. Dawn can no longer keep its antennae trained on Earth to communicate with mission control or turn its solar panels to the Sun to recharge.

The Dawn spacecraft launched 11 years ago to visit the two largest objects in the main asteroid belt. Currently, it's in orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres, where it will remain for decades.

Ceres, Vesta, and Dawn.

Also at Ars Technica, The Verge, and Science News.

Previously: NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Nears the End of its Mission
NASA Retires the Kepler Space Telescope after It Runs Out of Hydrazine


Pluto and Ceres
After Eight Years, NASA's Dawn Probe Brings Dwarf Planet Ceres Into Closest Focus
NASA's Dawn Orbiter Finds a Mountain on Ceres
Dawn Spies Magnesium Sulphate and Possible Geological Activity on Ceres
Ceres' Cryovolcano Ahuna Mons Formed in the Geologically Recent Past
Ceres's Cryovolcanoes V...


US Sanctions Cost Venezuela $6B Since August 2017, Sparking Humanitarian Catastrophe "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

United States sanctions against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela have cost the Latin American nation $6 billion since August of 2017, leaving the fate of healthcare and access to basic goods in jeopardy for millions of already struggling Venezuelans. As recently as early October, an anonymous source from the Trump administration told Reuters that all options are on the table in regard to even tighter sanctions against the country. This is part of a growing trend, as the Trump administration prepares to strengthen its attacks against socialist or left-leaning nations throughout Latin America. According to a report from Canadian analyst Joe Emersberger...


This is just the beginning: Palestinian refugees in Jerusalem fear municipality takeover of UNRWA "IndyWatch Feed War"

It was a typical Tuesday morning in the Shufat Refugee Camp in occupied East Jerusalem. Children made their way to school through the narrow alleyways, while men and women on their way to work waited in line at the two military checkpoints in the camp: one leading to Ramallah, one to Jerusalem.

The camps residents were surprised to find 15 sanitation workers from Israels Jerusalem Municipality, escorted by Israeli border police and garbage trucks, picking up trash in the streets. Among them was Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat.

We were surprised to see them picking up trash from the streets, because this is the job of the UNRWA sanitation workers, Shaher Alqam, 51, a resident of the camp told Mondoweiss.

A sanitation worker from the Jerusalem municipality sweeps up garbage in Shufat as armed Israeli border police watch on in the background (Source: Nir Barkat, Facebook)

Though located within the municipal boundaries of Jerusalem, Shufat Camp and its estimated 24,000 residents the majority of whom are holders of Jerusalem IDs are completely enclosed by Israels separation wall, cutting it off from the rest of the city.

Like other refugee camps across the occupied Palestinian territory, Shufat was established, and is still largely run under the control of UNRWA in terms of social services, education, and health care. Israeli municipal services, including trash collection, are few and far between.

Whenever the municipality makes a rare appearance in the camp, it is only to distribute dozens of fines on vehicles that are parked illegally in the camp, Alqam said, referring to an Israeli raid on Shufat on October 16.

They never come to clean up trash or do anything that benefits the Jerusalemites living here, he said. In this camp, we fly the blue UNRWA flag and survi...


Federal Judge Rejects Last-ditch Effort to Block North Dakota Voter Suppression Law "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Tribal officials in North Dakota maintain the states new voter ID law that requires a physical address on ID discriminates against American Indians living on reservations where the U.S. Postal delivers only to P.O. boxes.


Published November 2, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D.  Citing the short time until next Tuesdays midterm election, Federal District Judge Daniel L. Hovland ruled in a brief, two-page order on Thursday he would not block North Dakotas requirement that voters have a residential address. The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday by the Native American Rights Fund on behalf of the Spirit Lake Tribe and several American Indians living in North Dakota.

At issue is the law passed by the majority Republican legislature that requires voters to have a physical address on their IDs when voting versus having simply a post office box number. The problem is on some rural American Indian reservation, particularly those in North Dakota, the U.S. Postal Service does not deliver to residential addresses. Therefore, American Indians on their state-issued IDs, such as drivers licenses, personal IDs and tribal card use P.O. box numbers.

Tribal leaders in North Dakota maintain the law is an attempt to suppress the Native vote in the state.

The lawsuit presented several incidences where North Dakota American Indians could not obtain absentee ballots because their physical addresses were not in the states database.

In his order, the judge the allegations contained within the lawsuit give the court great cause for concern that will require a detailed response from the states secretary of state. Issuing an order this close to the election would cause much confusion, Hovland said.

In this case, early voting has already begun, Hovland wrote. Election Da...


The story of the book of Revelation "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I have referred several times to the weird book of Revelation in the Bible, particularly how it has become the go-to source for the Rapture-lovers. I just learned that my colleague Tim Beal in the Department of Religious Studies at Case Western Reserve University has published a new book titled The Book of Revelation: A Biography that dishes the dirt on this last book in the Bible that has produced such a lot of head scratching and been the source of so many weird fantasies.

The publishers description of the book lays out what it is about.

Few biblical books have been as revered and reviled as Revelation. Many hail it as the pinnacle of prophetic vision, the cornerstone of the biblical canon, and, for those with eyes to see, the key to understanding the past, present, and future. Others denounce it as the work of a disturbed individual whose horrific dreams of inhumane violence should never have been allowed into the Bible. Timothy Beal provides a concise cultural history of Revelation and the apocalyptic imaginations it has fueled.

Taking readers from the books composition amid the Christian persecutions of first-century Rome to its enduring influence today in popular culture, media, and visual art, Beal explores the often wildly contradictory lives of this sometimes horrifying, sometimes inspiring biblical vision. He shows how such figures as Augustine and Hildegard of Bingen made Revelation central to their own mystical worldviews, and how, thanks to the vivid works of art it inspired, the book remained popular even as it was denounced by later church leaders such as Martin Luther.

In an interview, Beal elaborates on the problems posed by this book for mainstream Christians, and the many misunderstandings about it.

I am still a religious personIm married to a Presbyterian ministerbut certainly in a progressive community where nobody goes near Revelation with a 10-foot pole. Most people in my religious circles wonder why this even got into the Bible in the first place.

There seems to be a vague sense that Revelation is about some kind of end, some kind of massive final judgment with everyone getting sent either to heaven or to hell. That is kind of incorrect. Sure, the world gets destroyed many times over. Theres tons of destruction and blood and monsters and hyperbolic language.

The Rapture is not even in Revelation, but its now part of the phenomenon we call Revelation . The text has...


How Did The US Politics Get So Corrupt and Evil? "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

IN PROGRESS TIA [September 24, Confidential 10] TNWG [October 22,Confidential 10] Nominated Groups: Executive FIRE-EARTH Report 110202 How Did The US Politics Get So Corrupt and Evil: The End Game Can Only Be Cannibalism [Prepared by affiliated political scientists.] US Report 110202 available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS. All Groups Latest FIRE-EARTH DIRECTIVES, ALERTS, FORECASTS, BULLETINS and []


Experts Not Ruling out Brazils Military Incursion Into Venezuela Under Bolsonaro "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Why Do Refugees Caravan to the US Border? Because They Are Fleeing Conditions the US Helped Create (Reader Steve)

The author writes, As I see the daily news images of people from Central America, young and old, carrying bags of their worldly goods and pushing baby strollers, I wonder: What kinds of deprivation propel a person to leave everything they know and set out on the dangerous and difficult journey of a refugee? What is, if anything, my obligation to them as fellow human beings? And what is, if anything, my responsibility as an American citizen for creating the conditions from which many flee?

The Wealth of Americas Three Richest Families Grew by 6,000% Since 1982 (Jimmy)

The author writes, The top three wealthiest billionaires in the US Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett now have as much wealth as the bottom half of the US population combined. This is possible because the bottom fifth of US households are underwater, with zero or negative net worth. And the next fifth has so few assets to fall back on that they live in fear of destitution.

Days Before Midterms, Trumps Top Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow Calls Federal Minimum Wage Hike a Terrible Idea (Reader Luke)

The author writes, Despite mounting evidence to the contrary, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Thursday that corporate tax cuts are the best way to lift low-income Americans out of poverty not a federal minimum wage hike, which he denounced as silly.

Trump Administration Allows Wisconsin to Question Medicaid Applicants About Risky Behavior (Reader Steve)

The author...


Noviembre, cuando los muertos celebran la Vida "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Todas las civilizaciones y culturas buscaron respuestas a las grandes preguntas existenciales que inquietan al ser humano. As como la inquietud sobre el origen del mundo y de la humanidad, tambin la pregunta sobre la muerte, fue y es una constante en la vida.

En el caso de las civilizaciones Quechua, Aymara, Maya, Azteca, entre otras, explicaron la muerte, como parte de un ciclo de la Vida en constante regeneracin. Mas no como un fatal final, o fracaso existencial. Por eso, incluso en nuestras comunidades bautizadas la muerte de un ser querido no se llora, se celebra con fiesta. Abundante comida, bebidas y msica.

Quienes fallecen y se reincorporan al vientre hmedo y fresco de nuestra Madre Tierra no desaparecen de nuestra convivencia cotidiana. Ellas y ellos, renacidos a una nueva dimensin existencial, diferente a la nuestra actual, continan siendo sujetos en y para la comunidad csmica, con sus derechos y obligaciones. Continan siendo sujetos histricos colectivos, acuerpando e impulsando las inconclusas historias familiares y/o nacionales.

En nuestras filosofas, las y los difuntos, no desaparecen, ni se van. Existen y coexisten con y entre nosotros/as hilvanando una infinidad de interrelaciones en la comunidad csmica y humana. Esta es nuestra mayor certeza que difumina en nosotros el tenebroso miedo a la muerte.

Casi siempre vea a mis padres, en su cotidianidad ritual, invocando o clamando a sus parientes y amistades difuntos, junto a sus apus. Unas veces para agradecer por las bondades de la vida, otras veces para afrontar las dificultades. Y, cuando llegaba el mal llamado Aya marqay killa (mes de la procesin de difuntos, en quechua), la comensala con familiares difuntos alcanzaba su mxima algaraba entre el 1 y 2 de noviembre. Era cuando los herqes (nios, en quechua) comamos en abundancia, panes dulces, golosinas

Guamn Poma cuenta que en Aya marqay killa (noviembre) las panacas (clanes) y familias suban a los chullpares (lugares donde se depositaban los cuerpos difuntos para su biodegradacin orgnica) llevando regalos, comidas y bebidas en abundancia, msica.

Dichos festejos se hacan los tres primeros aos del difunto. Luego, en el mismo mes, los esqueletos eran bajados en procesin, para hacerlos partcipes de las fiestas comunitarias y/o familiares, e incorporarlos a la vida comunitaria. Terminada la fiesta...


Friday Feathers "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Since you all seemed to enjoy the vultures so much, heres some more of them:

Vulture, flying

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Hoy fascismo en Brasil, maana la resistencia? "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Foto: Una concentracin el pasado 10 de octubre por las calles de Sao Paulo, Brasil, denuncia el fascismo, la dictadura y al lder del PSL, Jair Bolsonaro. (AP/Andre Penner)

Brasil afronta la peor crisis social, econmica y poltica de los 30 ltimos aos. Y esto podra ser solo el principio.

De las movilizaciones masivas en las calles en junio de 2013, pasando por un golpe de Estado institucional en agosto de 2016 y la aplicacin de un programa econmico-social marcado por el autoritarismo y la austeridad, a la campaa presidencial extremadamente violenta en octubre de 2018, el pas parece estar lejos de los aos de bonanza de principios del siglo XXI. Lo que es todava ms trgico: los resultados de las elecciones presidenciales nos han dejado a todos atnitos, incluso a los ms pesimistas.

El domingo 28 de octubre, el candidato de extrema derecha Jair Bolsonaro (del Partido Social Liberal, o PSL) gan las elecciones con un 55,13% de los votos y se impuso al candidato del Partido de los Trabajadores, Fernando Haddad. Gracias al apoyo de parte de las lites tradicionales, a saber, los grandes terratenientes, los grupos de presin a favor de las armas y las poderosas iglesias evanglicas, Jair Bolsonaro ha conseguido encarnar falsamente al candidato antisistema que dice ser capaz de resolver los problemas de violencia y corrupcin del pas.

Su victoria tambin pone de relieve las tendencias racistas, homfobas y conservadoras de un segmento considerable de la sociedad brasilea. La visibilidad que han logrado los movimientos feministas, de personas negras y de personas LGBTI en los ltimos aos en Brasil est convulsionando a este sector de la sociedad, que ve en el discurso de Jair Bolsonaro la vuelta a un sistema autoritario compuesto nicamente por ciudadanos de bien que mantiene la jerarqua social que siempre ha existido.

El giro fascista de las elecciones presidenciales de 2018

Entre las dos vueltas de las elecciones, Brasil vivi una oleada de agresiones motivadas por el odio contra partidarios de movimientos de izquierda, homosexuales o incluso periodistas. Ya se ha registrado ms de una centena de casos, de los cuales al menos tres son homicidios. As, la noche de la primera vuelta, el maestro de capoeira Moa do Katend, militante antirracista, fue asesinado de doce pualadas por un seguidor de Bolsonaro. El motivo: haba declarado haber votado a Fernando Haddad.

Este odio y violencia fueron claramente promovidos por Jair Bolsonaro y los candidatos de su partido. El 20 de octubre, el antiguo capitn del Ejrcito de Tie...


At least seven dead in Egypt after attack on bus carrying Coptic Christians "IndyWatch Feed War"


Armed men opened fire on bus in central province of Minya, security official confirms


Philadelphia Police Department Investigate Photo Showing Officer Wearing Blackface "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A Philadelphia police officer is now on desk duty after a picture of him in Blackface surfaced on social media. Hung Nguyen, a 22-year veteran had been working out of

The post Philadelphia Police Department Investigate Photo Showing Officer Wearing Blackface appeared first on Filming Cops.


Chicago Cop With Checkered Past Under Criminal Investigation For Vicious Beating Outside Popular Bar "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Hours after the brutal beating of two men outside an Andersonville neighborhood nightclub, two friends of an off-duty Chicago police sergeant implicated him in the attack under questioning by a

The post Chicago Cop With Checkered Past Under Criminal Investigation For Vicious Beating Outside Popular Bar appeared first on Filming Cops.

Security updates for Friday "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (kernel and linux-lts), Debian (chromium-browser and mono), Oracle (firefox), and Ubuntu (curl).


Egypt: Muslims open fire on bus full of Christians on way to monastery, at least seven murdered "IndyWatch Feed War"

Christians in Egypt have endured discrimination, harassment, and sometimes open persecution for fourteen centuries. When Arab armies invaded Egypt, it was 99% Christian, but over the centuries, the institutionalized second-class status of dhimmitude that the Muslim rulers imposed upon the Christian population reduced the Christians to a small minority in their native land. This kind []


What is to be done about the plutocrats? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The past 40 years have seen the consolidation of a plutocratic elite, which has subordinated every aspect of American society to a single goal: amassing ever more colossal amounts of personal wealth. The top one percent have captured all of the increase in national income over the past two decades, and all of the increase in national wealth since the 2008 crash.


Metro Detroit Officer Previously Charged With Assault Gets New OWI Charge "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

HAZEL PARK, Mich. A former Ferndale police officer who was once charged with a crime for roughing up a suspect later got a second chance with a new police

The post Metro Detroit Officer Previously Charged With Assault Gets New OWI Charge appeared first on Filming Cops.


Members of Irvine, Calif. synagogue united in strength after building is defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti "IndyWatch Feed War"

The gates are locked, but beyond the secured buildings members of the Beth Jacob Congregation say they are united in strength the day after a hooded intruder defaced their place of worship.


Yes, it hurts me in the heart. I feel like this, this is my child, congregation co-founder Basil Luck said Thursday, gesturing to the property nestled near the Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course in Irvine.


But more than the reality of seeing the graffiti is seeing the letters of support that have given us deep hope. So many people care, and we join with them knowing that there is more good than bad in the world.


The massive outpouring of support gave the congregations 225 families a huge boost, Luck said, reflecting on a lovely missive from Irvines mayor and flowers and messages from people across the county and beyond.


On Wednesday, students from Chapman University and UC Irvine came to pay their respects, and on Thursday, state Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra condemned the unconscionable vandalism directed at worshipers, adding: Hate crimes must never find safe harbor anywhere in America. An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us....


We are happy to announce Professor Barker as a speaker for the 2019 Undoing Aging Conference "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Richard is an internationally respected leader in healthcare and life sciences. He says: Im focused on accelerating precision medicine technologies to advance our healthy lifespan.


The Linux Throwie: Powering a Linux Server with a 300mW Solar Panel "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Have you ever had one of those moments, when youre rummaging through your spare parts heap, and have a rather bizarre project idea that you cant quite get out of your head? You know, the ones that have no clear use, but simply demand to be born, of glass and steel and silicon?

This time, the stubborn idea in question was sort of like a solar-rechargeable LED throwie, but instead of a blinking light, it has a fully cloud-accessible embedded Linux server in the form of a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. Your choice of embedded Linux board should work I just happen to have a lot of these due to a shipping error.

There were two main challenges here: First, it would have to combine the smallest practical combination of solar panel, power supply, and battery that could run the Raspberry Pi. Second, well need to remotely activate and access the Pi regardless of where it is, as well as be able to connect it to WiFi without direct physical access. In this article well be dealing with the first set of problems stay tuned for the rest.

One time I stuck a bunch together to make a Dyson Lampshade, which is of course a...


Two Open Source Mobile App Development Frameworks To Make Mobile Dev Easier "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Two Open Source Mobile App Development Frameworks To Make Mobile Dev Easier


Some Really Fun Guys "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Last weekend (or was it two weekends ago already?) the family and I had the opportunity to catch one of the last shining golden days of autumn, and we went out to the local nature reserve / park / artificial lake / walking trail. Thingy. It was well worth the effort, and along the way, I saw many fun guys having a great time in the damp moss beneath the pines. First, let me set the mood:

Gold everywhere.
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And then the party started

This fun guy was having fuzzy feelings all over.
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This fun guy was just trying to blend in.
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This fun guy was lolling about in the needles.
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This fun guy was taking a break.
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This fun guy was moving up the social ladder.
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Talco seco para deshacerse del mal olor de los pies "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

A veces la higiene de los pies y el calzado es insuficiente, dando paso al mal olor; esto desencadena situaciones incmodas, puesto que  nadie disfruta de liberar  desagradables hedores tras quitarse los zapatos. Aunque existen alternativas comerciales, nada mejor que lo natural, de manera que aprenda hoy a preparar un efectivo talco con el que combatir el problema.

A qu se debe el mal olor de los pies?

Mejor llamado bromhidrosis, el mal olor de los pies generalmente se debe cuando los mismos se ven afectados por el exceso de sudoracin, que a su vez, da lugar al alojamiento de las bacterias en lugares hmedos tales como medias y zapatos.

Si bien el problema puede estar provocado por un trastorno en el metabolismo, a grandes rasgos guarda ms relacin con la higiene personal, por lo que tiene fcil solucin.

Cmo prevenir el mal olor de pies?

La primera recomendacin es llevar hbitos de higiene adecuados; conviene la utilizacin de jabones antibacterianos y secarse muy bien los pies despus luego de ducharse; del mismo modo se aconseja el uso de tratamientos desodorantes en polvo, spray o crema.

Medidas adicionales incluyen permitir que sus zapatos se aireen y sequen bien luego de cada uso a fin de evitar la proliferacin de las bacterias. Respecto a las medias, es preciso que carezcan de fibras sintticas, por lo que la apuesta segura son las de lana o algodn.

Finalmente, se recomienda desinfectar y refrescar sus pies Cmo? ponindolos en remojo durante 15 minutos dentro de una solucin de agua con vinagre o sal, cuidando de secarlos muy bien concluido el proceso.

Talco seco casero para deshacerse del mal olor de los pies

Es difcil que pies frescos y secos desarrollen mal olor, por lo que ese debe ser su objetivo; entre los mtodos ms eficaces para absorber el olor est el uso de talco. Aprenda a preparar el suyo en casa disponiendo de los siguientes ingredientes:

  • 5 cucharadas de maicena o almidn de maz
  • 4 cucharadas de harina de arroz
  • 4 cucharadas de polvo de arrurruz (Maranta arundinacea)
  • 1 cucharada de bicarbonato de sodio
  • 6 gotas de aceite esencial de su preferencia
  • cucharada de polvo de alumbre

Cmo prepararlo?

  1. Disponga de un recipiente l...

Dalia Mogahed: They dont need you to save them from Islam. They need your respect. (Part One) "IndyWatch Feed War"

They [Muslim women] dont need you to save them from Islam. They need your respect. Thus claims Dalia Mogahed here. The latest iteration of the so-called Muslim ban was upheld by the Supreme Court in a 5-4 ruling, leading many critics to call the decision a triumph of legal technicalities over principle. In this third []


Chris Cornells Family Files Lawsuit for Dangerous, Mind-Altering Prescription Drugs that Led to Suicide "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


The family of Chris Cornell has filed a lawsuit claiming that the regimen of dangerous prescription drugs are what led to the singers untimely death.

The post Chris Cornells Family Files Lawsuit for Dangerous, Mind-Altering Prescription Drugs that Led to Suicide appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Initial Benchmarks Of OpenBSD 6.4, DragonFlyBSD 5.3, FreeBSD vs. Linux "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Given the recent release of OpenBSD 6.4, FreeBSD 12 now being in beta, and DragonFlyBSD 5.3 evolving nicely for what will eventually ship as DragonFlyBSD 5.4, here is the start of some fresh benchmarks between the BSDs and a few Linux distributions to see how the performance compares as we approach the end of 2018.


Taliban Stronger Than at Any Time Since Afghanistan War Began in 2001 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Taliban Russia(ANTIWAR.COM) With Afghan security forces suffering record casualties, and their already tenuous control slipping all the time, things are looking dire in Afghanistan. But from the Taliban perspective, all these same stats add up to things looking pretty good. The Taliban is getting stronger all the time, and now controls more of Afghanistan than at any time []


Secret LVMPD officer text messages revealed from night of 1 October shooting "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The 5X5 News channel on YouTube has done an excellent job enhancing private police text messages captured by an officer body-worn camera on the night of the 1 October Las Vegas shooting in which 58 people were reported to be shot dead by a single shooter named Stephen Paddock.

In the video published on Thursday, an officer can be seen sending and receiving text messages in a private four person closed group and the messages appear to contain major intel from that night not known to others at the time.

One of the four officers names and phone numbers has been made visible after enhancement as the videos introduction points out.

The first visible text message is from 2:30 a.m. on the morning of October 2. The message reads:

More people involved.

I dont think it was only from the hotel. Not with that damage.

Another text says: suspect.

Below the word suspect three images of a white male can be seen displayed on the screen. In one of the images, two younger white women can also be seen.

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The officer receiving the messages makes it a point to show the suspect shown in the pictures to a nearby officer. Who is this man? WHo are the two women?

The next partially visible message is fragmented but reads:

For our info only!!!

Do not Share!!!

Just saw pics of this room. Multiple AR-15s and scoped AR-10s. Lots of Surefire 60 round mags stacked and ready to go. Window smashed out and hundreds of shell casing[s] on the ground by the window.



Watch the film the Israel lobby didnt want you to see "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The Electronic Intifada has obtained a complete copy of The Lobby USA, a four-part undercover investigation by Al Jazeera into Israels covert influence campaign in the United States.

It is today publishing the first two episodes. The Paris-based Orient XXI has published the same episodes with French subtitles.

The film was made by Al Jazeera during 2016 and was completed in October 2017.

But it was censored after Qatar, the gas-rich Gulf emirate that funds Al Jazeera, came under intense Israel lobby pressure not to air the film.

Although Al Jazeeras director-general claimed last month that there were outstanding legal issues with the film, his assertions have been flatly contradicted by his own journalists.

In March, The Electronic Intifada was the first to report on any of the films specific content. We followed this in August by publishing the first extract of the film, and shortly after Max Blumenthal at the Grayzone Project released others.

Since then, The Electronic Intifada has released three other extracts, and several other journalists have watched the entire film and written about it including Alain Gresh and Antony Loewenstein.

Now The Electronic Intifada can reveal for the first time that it has obtained all four parts of the film.

You can watch the first two parts in the video embeds above and below.

To get...


Norway summons Iranian ambassador over Denmark assassination plot "IndyWatch Feed War"

Norway summoned the Iranian ambassador on Thursday over a suspected assassination plot against an Iranian Arab opposition figure in Denmark involving a Norwegian citizen of Iranian background.

Denmark said on Tuesday it suspected the Iranian government intelligence service had tried to carry out an assassination on its soil. It is now calling for fresh European Union-wide sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide (pictured) said that Iranian Ambassador Mohammad Hassan Habibollah Zadeh was informed that we look at the case with great concern. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

A Norwegian citizen of Iranian background was arrested in Sweden on Oct. 21 in connection with the plot and extradited to Denmark, Swedish security police have said.

During the meeting we underlined that the activity, that has come to light through the investigation in Denmark, is unacceptable, Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide said in a statement.

We see the situation that has arisen in Denmark as very serious and that a Norwegian citizen of Iranian background is suspected in this case, she added.

The attack was meant to target the leader of the Danish branch of the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahvaz (ASMLA), Danish intelligence chief Finn Borch Andersen said.

ASMLA seeks a separate state for ethnic Arabs in Irans oil-producing southwestern province of Khuzestan. Arabs are a minority in Iran, and some see themselves as under Persian occupation and want independence or autonomy.

The Norwegian citizen has denied the charges and the Iranian government has also denied any connection with what Norway suspects is a plot.

The Associated Press


Rocks Are Not Guns: #AskJoseAntonio "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Tucson, AZ - President Donald Trump said members of the U.S. military sent to the southern border to keep out thousands in a migrant caravan would "fight back" and anybody throwing rocks or stones at the military service members will be considered to be using a firearm. His statements Thursday November 1 are unfolding amidst the courtroom proceedings of the second federal trial of a border patrol officer Lonnie Swartz who shot into Mexico through the border wall in Nogales, Arizona/Sonora, killing 16-year old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez on October 10, 2012.


Unanswered Questions in the Race for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

If Marshall Tuck wants the public to vote for him, shouldn't he be willing to answer questions about his plans to privatize education?


Preventive healthcare strategies are a matter of social justice "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

As originally published by the British Medical Journal, together with Dr Vikas Wadhwa, on 26 June 2018.


VT was right again, on US waivers of Iran oil sanctions "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

US grants waivers to 8 countries importing Iranian oil from Press TV, Tehran [ Editors Note: The reports that have been coming out on there not really being additional oil supply sources to replace any major losses in Iran oil exports, especially its highly sought after light sweet crude. There have been a lot []


Consulta: dos mensajes "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

La Consulta del NAIM envi dos mensajes, uno a los grandes capitales del pas y otro a la ciudadana que tendr que participar.   Por Pedro Miguel| La Jornada. Regeneracin, 02 de octubre de 2018.- Un mes antes de que Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador tome posesin como presidente constitucional, su equipo ha ganado una primera []

La entrada Consulta: dos mensajes se public primero en Regeneracin.


Exit From The Matrix: Getting in the creative flow "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

by Jon Rappoport

November 2, 2018

Life as its usually lived features a movie in which the mind operates like an ox pulling along a huge cart full of conflicts (The Magician Awakes, Jon Rappoport)

One of my main purposes has been developing exercises that induce FLOW, a condition that is both internal and external. It happens in the body, in the mind and in the world.

When youre in the FLOW, your creative impulse is heightened, and your response to events and people is more direct and natural. Problems tend to melt.

Over time, my imagination exercises in Exit From The Matrix can help achieve more FLOW.

In general, as I put together my collections, I wanted to provide a PhD experience where none existedknowledge AN INDIVIDUAL could deploy to ascend to greater heights in his life. Greater heights of creativity and power

To invent the future he truly wants.

That is always my goal.

My 3 Matrix collectionsThe Matrix Revealed, Exit From The Matrix, Power Outside The Matrixare not a brush-off. Theyre meant to be studied and worked with over a long period of time. With many payoffs along the way.

My original inspiration was the ancient Tibetan practitioners, who existed long before the priest class moved in and tried to codify society and spiritual experience. The original magicians were working with raw Space and Time, doing exercises which demonstrated that these two basic qualities of the Universe were malleable and elastic. The Subjective and Objective levels of living were actually One Whole.

And in that Whole the FLOW was pre-eminent and even ecstatic.

Among their Tibetan realizations: a piece of work, an enterprise, and even a civilization could be built on an anticipatory sense of WHAT COMES NEXT. And with their imagination techniques under their belt, some of these magicians knew what came next. They were in that FLOW.

What Im talking about here connects Zen, Tao, and other ancient practices that also ignore or give short shrift to creative force. When one is in the FLOW, he feels what is coming next, but at the same time he chooses what to create next. This paradox resolves by itself. He creates what he wants to, and he does it in...


Black Activist Group Demands CNN Put House In Order After Lemon Race Baiting "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Black Activist Group Demands CNN Put House In Order After Lemon Race Baiting

A black activist group has called on CNN President Jeff Zucker to comment on host Don Lemons assertions this week that white men are the biggest terroristic threat in America, saying that it is outrageous. Project 21, wh...


Record Employment for 12th Time Under Trump "IndyWatch Feed War"

More Americans are working now than any time in history. Think of thatSo today, right now, we have more Americans working than at any time, any time in the history of our country.

The economy is the second most important issue for registered voters as the midterm election nears, a new Gallup Poll says. And there was very good economic news on Friday, as the Labor Departments Bureau of Labor Statistics rolled out the October employment report the final one before next weeks midterm election.

The number of employed Americans has never been higher. The 156,562,000 Americans employed in October is the twefth record set under President Donald Trump.

In October, the number of employed men age 20 and up 80,405,000 set the 12th record since Trump took office; and likewise, for the 12th time, the number of employed women age 20 and up set a record, reaching 70,909,000 in October.

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A Chevy Cobalt moves on the GM assembly line at the Lordstown Assembly Plant in Ohio (Ron Schwane / Associated Press)

The unemployment rate held at 3.7 percent, the same as September, which is the lowest its been in decades since the end of 1969. And the Hispanic unemployment rate, 4.4 percent, has never been lower.

The unemployment rate for African-Americans, 6.2 percent, remained near the all-time low of 5.9 percent set in May.

On top of those numbers, the economy added a whopping 250,000 jobs last month. After revisions, job gains have averaged 218,000 over the past 3 months.

The number of Americans not in the labor force dipped to 95.8 million, down from last months record high; and the labor force participation rate increased two-tenths of a point to 62.9 percent, a move in the right direction.

Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (3.5 percent), adult women (3.4 percent), teenagers (11.9 percent), Whites (3.3 percent), Blacks (6.2 percent), and Asians (3.2 percent) showed little or no change in October.

In October, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 5 cents to $27.30. Over the year, average hourly earnings have increased by 83 cents, or 3.1 percent.

In October, the nations civilian noninstitutionalized population, consisting of all people age 16 or older who were not in the military or an institution, r...


What We Are Fighting For "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

If you are reading this, it's very likely that you are going to vote. The purpose of this column is not to convince you to vote but rather to urge you to convince every eligible voter you know to cast their vote. This is a crucial election. Let's consider what Democrats are fighting for and why it's so important that we turn out every eligible voter we can reach.


Im Just Saying.Trump is right on the money with Fake News claims! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I have to give credit where credit is duethe many so-called News outlets that are complaining about Presidents Trumps depictions of them as Fake News vehicles have no one to blame but themselves! When executives at CNN, MSNBC, FOX, ABC, CBS and the rest of the major news outlets sit in boardrooms and navigate the []


US Sanctions Venezuela and Cuba, Threatens Nicaragua "IndyWatch Feed War"

The White House is threatening to hit Nicaragua with sanctions after announcing new restrictions against Venezuela and Cuba Thursday, calling the three nations a troika of tyranny.

Speaking in Miami Thursday, National Security Advisor John Bolton said the United States will no longer appease dictators and despots near our shores in this hemisphere.

Bolton likened the leaders of their nations Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela, Raul Castro of Cuba, and Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua to the bumbling comedy team The Three Stooges.

FILE - U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton gestures while speaking to the media in Tbilisi, Georgia, Oct. 26, 2018.

National Security Advisor John Bolton

These tyrants fancy themselves strongmen, revolutionaries, icons, and luminaries. In reality, they are clownish pitiful figures more akin to Larry, Curly, and Moe, Bolton said.

The new sanctions against Venezuela target the countrys gold market, banning U.S. citizens and companies from doing any gold-related business with Venezuela.

The United States has accused Maduro of illegally exporting more than 20 million tons of gold to Turkey to avoid previous U.S. sanctions.

Bolton blamed Cuba for boosting the Maduro government in Venezuela, where a failing economy has led to hyperinflation, severe shortages of basic goods, and a total collapse of democracy.

He said the United States has added another two dozen Cuban entities to the list of entities who are also prohibited from doing business with Americans.

Bolton also warned Ortega against continuing his violent deadly crackdown on the opposition.

The U.S. has already slapped sanctions on several senior Nicaraguan officials over the violence and alleged corruption.


NYU student senators introduce resolution for university divestment from companies violating Palestinian human rights "IndyWatch Feed War"

The New York University (NYU) moved one step closer to participating in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS), with a resolution presented to the NYU Student Government Assembly today, November 1st. The Resolution on the Human Rights of Palestinians calls for divesting from corporations who violate Palestinian human rights, and was presented by three students: Bayan Abubakr and Rose Asaf along with Alternate Student Senator at-Large Leen Dweik. Asaf, Abubakr, and Dweik are all seniors at NYU and members of Students for Justice in Palestine. Additionally, Asaf is a member of Jewish Voice for Peace. The resolution will be voted on December 6th.

Targeting three corporations Caterpillar Inc., Lockheed Martin, and General Electric the resolution brings attention to the ways in which these corporations violate Palestinian human rights. The resolution calls on the university to divest from these companies as well as others complicit in human rights abuses of Palestinians and globally. The resolution ultimately calls on the university to implement a socially responsible investment model, which would put in a place a screen to ensure the universitys investments that uphold human rights for all.

The resolution is supported by 53 undersigned student groups, including the Black Student Union; Mosaic: The Interfaith Students of Color Coalition at NYU; NYU College Libertarians; the Muslim Student Association; and NYU Young Democratic Socialists of America. In addition to these clubs, there are 34 faculty endorsements who are listed in Appendix B of the resolution. The presentation of the resolution comes only a week after more than thirty student groups at NYU pledged non-cooperation with the NYU Tel Aviv campus.

The resolution will be voted on at the December 6th meeting of the Student Government Assembly. As determined by a previous vote in the Student Government, the vote will be held by way of secret ballot to ensure that people can vote on the resolution without falling under the influence of outside pressure.

Just a few days ago, 11 Jewish people were murdered by a white supremacist in Pittsburgh. The authors of this resolution are in unyielding solidarity with the Jewish people and unequivocally oppose anti-Semitism. The rise of nationalism worldwide has contributed to the upsurge of anti-Semitism, racism, and Islamophobia that has manifested globally. The authors of this resolution believe that the only way forward is solidarity with all oppressed peoples.

As a Palestinian, this resolution is deeply personal to me. As an NYU student, it hurts and shocks me that the university would continue to invest in companies that directly contribute to...


Cyber attack exposes sensitive data about a nuclear power plant in France "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A cyber attack on a French firm Ingerop allowed attackers to access confidential documents related to nuclear power plant plans in France.

The hacker stole more than 65 gigabytes of documents back in June, the huge trove of documents includes nuclear power plant plants and blueprints for prisons and tram networks.

According to the media, some of the stolen data were found on a rented server in Germany.

Thousands of sensitive documents pertaining to nuclear power plants, prisons and tram networks have been stolen from the servers of a French company in a cyberattack, German and French media have reported Friday. reported the German website

The data illegally accessed from the French company Ingerop back in June amounted to more than 65 gigabytes, according to reports by German public broadcaster NDR, the daily Sddeutsche Zeitung and French newspaper Le Monde.

According to an Ingerop spokeswoman quoted by NDR, hackers accessed to more than 11,000 files from a dozen projects.

The sensitive documents include detailed information on the plant, such as the locations of video cameras for a French high-security prison and documents about a planned nuclear-waste dump in northeastern France,

Attackers also stole personal details about more than a thousand Ingerop workers.

Some of the documents were related to Frances oldest nuclear power plant Fessenheim that is going to close by 2022 and that is located on the border to Germany, reports said.

nuclear power plant Fessenheim

The availability of such kind of data in the wrong hands could expose the plant and the company workers to many threats, including a terrorist plot.



The Daily: Coinbase Launches Investment Fund, Cointext Enters New Markets "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Daily: Coinbase Launches Investment Fund, Cointext Enters New Markets

In this edition of The Daily, we look at Coinbases decision to create a new investment vehicle for institutions in partnership with asset manager Wilshire Phoenix. We also cover the expansion of bitcoin cash SMS wallet service Cointext into four new markets. Also, New Zealands financial regulator has issued a warning against a platform offering cryptocurrency trading services.  

Also read: Consensys Acquires Planetary Resources, New Zealand Backs Crypto R&D

Coinbase Custody and Wilshire Phoenix Launch Cryptocurrency Fund

The Daily: Coinbase Launches Investment Fund, Cointext Enters New MarketsCryptocurrency exchange...


USB threat vector trends and implications for industrial operators "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In an attempt to make industrial control systems less accessible to attackers, industrial players are limiting network access and increasingly using USB media devices to transfer patches, updates and files to those systems. But that choice is not devoid of all risk. Researchers from Honeywells Industrial Cyber Security team have analyzed USB media usage and behavioral data from 50 of its customers live production sites across the US, Europe, South America and the Middle East, More

The post USB threat vector trends and implications for industrial operators appeared first on Help Net Security.


Bolsa Mexicana de Valores report mayor alza desde 2014 "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Aunque analistas insisten en la retrica de una crisis, ayer la Bolsa Mexicana de Valores revivi y anot su mejor jornada en cuatro aos.   Regeneracin, 02 de noviembre de 2018.- La Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV) volvi de entre los muertos al anotar su mayor alza, para un da, en 4 aos, con 3.14 []

La entrada Bolsa Mexicana de Valores report mayor alza desde 2014 se public primero en Regeneracin.


Questions and guesses for Tuesday "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

vote, Mark Moore, 16-year-olds, Arkansas primaries, Goodson, photo IDBy Steve Brawner,  2018 by Steve Brawner Communications, Inc.

Theres not much of a question who the next governor of Arkansas will be after Tuesdays election: It will be Gov. Asa Hutchinson. Nor is there doubt about the winners of most of the other major races: Anyone with an R beside their name. Read the rest

The post Questions and guesses for Tuesday appeared first on


Lookout puts the trust in zero trust with new post-perimeter security solutions "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Lookouts new approach to cybersecurity is designed to protect businesses as their employees work from outside the corporate perimeter. With integrations to Okta, VMware and other technology partners, Lookout brings security and compliance to todays digital workforce without compromising productivity, privacy or user experience. Business apps and data have moved to the cloud and employees have gone mobile. For most businesses, this means their data may be accessed from devices they dont know or trust, More

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Test IO introduces Bug Fix Confirmation, leveraging network of software testers to verify bug fixes "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Test IO released a new product to help software teams verify that bugs are fixed in real-world conditions before software is released. Bug Fix Confirmation leverages test IOs network of software testers to ensure that identified bugs are fixed so software releases go out on schedule. Verifying resolution of bugs is a standard step in the software development cycle and a bottleneck in release processes. It is troublesome for companies whose development teams have prioritized More

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Mentor Graphics Releases CodeBench Lite For AMD EPYC/Ryzen & Radeon Instinct Targets "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Mentor Graphics announced the availability today of their GNU toolchain based CodeBench Lite Edition that is a development environment intended for HPC application development that now supports targeting for AMD Ryzen/EPYC processors as well as Radeon Instinct GPUs...


Your native language affects what you can and cant see "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Now in a new paper, published in Psychological Science, Martin Maier and Rasha Abdel Rahman at the Humboldt University of Berlin report that by affecting visual processing at an early stage, such linguistic differences can even determine whether someone will see a coloured shape or they wont. Our native language is thus one of the forces that determine what we consciously perceive, they write.

The wavelengths of light that we perceive as colours form a smooth continuum, but crucially, the colour categories that people use to divide up this spectrum vary between languages. Maier and Abdel-Rahman studied native Greek-, Russian- and German-speakers for whom these categories differ.

In both Greek and Russian, there is a dedicated category-word for light blue and another for dark blue but no specific word for blue as a broader category. In German (as in English), people can use qualifiers to refer to light blue, navy blue or sky blue, and so on, but there are no dedicated category words for these shades. On the other hand, in German (also as in English) there is a dedicated word blue (blau in German) to cover all the shades of blue. However, Russian, Greek and German alike have a dedicated category word for referring to all shades of green, just as we do in English.

Earlier work already showed that having a category term for something whether its an object or a colour speeds up a persons ability to identify that item among a host of others. Russian-speakers are faster at discriminating between light and dark blue colour patches than English-speakers, for example. Maier and Abdel-Rahman wanted to go further and see whether linguistic colour categories would influence the likelihood of speakers of different languages becoming conscious of something at all.


The U.S. Carries the LOAD "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

An introspective view of America's moral decline and resultant consequences.


Khashoggi was not Strangled "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This is pure political whitewash agreed upon by Turkey under pressure from Saudi Arabia and Washington to cover up the facts already leaked - that Khashoggi was first beaten, then injected with drug(s) presumably to prolong his life and maximize his awareness while he was dissected alive.


I Am One - A Post Apocalyptic View of the Early 21st Century "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

What happens when internecine feuds, rebellions, discontent, and reduction in democratic norms arise during the tenure of a fascist president? The Wanderer tells his tale.


The Next Three Days Hold the Key To Americas Survival "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Sometimes, a journalist wakes up in the middle of a crisis and realizes that they are running with the big dogs  and that seems to be the case with regard to the multiple caravan issues and the associated dangers accompanying this event.

It is my considered opinion that we are at a crossroads of such a magnitude that the fate of our country, as well as the planet, will soon be decided for the next 100 years. My favorite refrain to family, friends and colleagues is that In the course of my lifetime, I have never seen anything close to what we are living through.

In this article, I will review a couple of pertinent facts to establish a baseline of absolute crisis and then I will share the contents of various personal interviews I have conducted in the past 24 hours which speaks to the gravity of the times that we are living in.

Enemies Within

The best piece of journalism that I have seen is Trevor Loudens documentary, Enemies Within, in which he identifies 80 Congressional Democrats who belong to front groups for the American Communist Party and the Muslim Brotherhood. Form...


Trump's inflammatory rhetoric foments Kansas Mosque attack plan "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Three members of the Kansas militia - Patrick Stein, Gavin Wright and Curtis Allen - who were convicted of planning to massacre Somali Muslim refugees by bombing a mosque and apartment complex in Garden City, Kansas, should be granted leniency in their sentence because they were inspired by President Donald Trump's rhetoric that encouraged the violence, lawyers for the men said in court documents.


UK police launch criminal probe of anti-Semitism in Labour "IndyWatch Feed War"

Dossier said to detail social media posts by party members, including one that read, We shall rid the Jews who are a cancer on us all

Delegates at the Labour Party's conference in Liverpool hold up Palestinian flags during a debate on September 25, 2018, as leader Jeremy Corbyn looks on from the podium. (AFP Photo/Oli Scarff)
Delegates at the Labour Partys conference in Liverpool hold up Palestinian flags during a debate on September 25, 2018, as leader Jeremy Corbyn looks on from the podium. (AFP Photo/Oli Scarff)

British police have launched a criminal investigation into allegations of anti-Semitic hate crimes within the opposition Labour Party.

The Metropolitan Police said Friday that it was acting on a dossier of information given to London police chief Cressida Dick. A police spokesman said it was handed to her on September 4 following an interview on LBC radio.

LBC had in its possession an internal Labour Party dossier that detailed 45 cases involving social media posts by party members, including one post that read: We shall rid the Jews who are a cancer on us all.

The police statement said the person making the complaint alleged that the documentation included evidence of anti-Semitic hate crimes. The contents have been examined by specialist officers. A criminal investigation has commenced into some of the allegations within the documentation.

Police said they were seeking early investigative advice from the Crown Prosecution Service.

London Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick on March 22, 2018 (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool)

Dick told BBC radio there was evidence a crime may have been committ...


Clock is ticking: 26 months left to meet AIDS 90-90-90 targets "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This article is based on interactions with 5 top experts on HIV medical management from India, South Africa, and USA. Some progress has happened in most nations but lot is left to be done if we are to meet the targets promised by our governments, -


Spain prosecutors seek up to 25 years jail for Catalan separatists "IndyWatch Feed War"

Spanish prosecutors called Friday for Catalan separatist leaders to be jailed for up to 25 years on charges of rebellion or misuse of public funds over last years failed secession bid.

In a statement ahead of an upcoming Supreme Court trial, the prosecution service said it was seeking prison sentences against 12 Catalan leaders ranging from seven to 25 years, the latter jail term being sought for former Catalan vice president Oriol Junqueras.

Spanish prosecutors are seeking a 25-year jail term for former Catalan vice president Oriol Junqueras, pictured above. (AFP)

But in a sign Spains socialist government disagreed, the attorney generals office announced it would ask for just 12 years jail for Junqueras, accusing him of sedition and misuse of public funds rather than the more serious charge of rebellion.

The sensitive trial is expected to start in early 2019 more than a year after Catalan leaders attempted to break from Spain in October 2017 by staging a referendum despite a court ban and subsequently proclaiming independence.

Spains then conservative government moved swiftly to depose the Catalan executive, dissolve the regional parliament and call snap local elections in December.

Some Catalan leaders like deposed regional president Carles Puigdemont fled abroad, while others like Junqueras remained and were put into custody pending the trial.

Apart from Junqueras, prosecutors want two influential Catalan civic leaders, Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart, and former regional parliamentary speaker Carme Forcadell jailed for 17 years.

In a separate case, they said they were also seeking four to 11 years jail against former regional police leaders including Catalonias then police chief Josep Lluis Trapero, whom they also accuse of rebellion.

In its statement, the prosecution service said pro-independence leaders planned to use all possible means to achieve secession, including knowing that the state wouldnt accept this situation any violence needed to secure this criminal result.

It said separatist leaders had instigated big citizen mobilizations that represented an intimidating force and had also used the regional police force, with its 17,000 agents, which followed their orders.

The charge of rebellion has caused controversy in Spain, not just among those who support Catalan independence but further afield among legal exper...


Greece, Bulgaria, Romania & Serbia in joint bid for World Cup 2030 "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The leaders of four Balkan countries said on Friday that they will make a joint bid to host the World Cup 2030. The decision was taken during the Summit in Varna on Friday. The prime ministers of Bulgaria, Greece and Romania and the president of Serbia say their countries will make an official bid to

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A Tale of Two Caravans "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It makes sense that Donald Trump and other GOP leaders are worried about an approaching caravan. But it's not the one you're probably thinking of.


People Link Body Shapes with Personality Traits "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

People Link Body Shapes with Personality Traits:

When we meet new people, our first impressions of their personality may depend, at least in part, on their body shape, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

"Our research shows that people infer a wide range of personality traits just by looking at the physical features of a particular body," says psychological scientist Ying Hu of the University of Texas at Dallas, first author on the research. "Stereotypes based on body shape can contribute to how we judge and interact with new acquaintances and strangers. Understanding these biases is important for considering how we form first impressions."

Previous research has shown that we infer a considerable amount of social information by looking at other people's faces, but relatively little research has explored whether body shapes also contribute to these judgments.

[...] Hu and colleagues created 140 realistic body models, of which 70 were female and 70 male. The three-dimensional renderings were generated from random values along 10 different body dimensions, using data from laser scans of actual human bodies. Using these models allowed the researchers to know the precise physical measurements of each body shown in the study.

A total of 76 undergraduate participants viewed a set of models they saw each body from two angles and indicated whether 30 trait words shown on screen applied to that body. The trait words reflected dimensions of the Big Five personality traits (a common measure of personality used in psychology research) typically seen as positive (e.g., enthusiastic, extraverted, dominant) or negative (e.g., quiet, reserved, shy).

[...] Generally, participants judged heavier bodies as being associated with more negative traits, such as being lazy and careless; they judged lighter bodies as having more positive traits, such as being self-confident and enthusiastic.

Furthermore, the participants perceived classically feminine (e.g., pear-shaped) and classically masculine (e.g., broad-shouldered) bodies as being associated with "active" traits, such as being quarrelsome, extraverted, and irritable. Male and female bodies that were more rectangular, on the other hand, were...


Robert Spencer video: UKIPs Batten dares to note that Muslim rape gangs are made up of Muslims "IndyWatch Feed War"

In this new video, I discuss how UKIP leader Gerard Batten recently grasped the third rail of politics in the West, venturing where no other British or American politician has yet dared to go. According Sky News, Batten linked Islam to the industrialised sexual exploitation of girls across the country. This connection is blazingly obvious, []


Israel looks to deport Palestinian-American author detained at airport "IndyWatch Feed War"


Susan Abulhawa is taking her case to the Israeli High Court, as her supporters say the reasons behind her detention are political


Trump Takes Shoot to Kill Rockthrowers Cue from Israel "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Today, Trump threatened to shoot people in the "migrant caravan" who threw stones. This is exactly what Israeli soldiers have done to Palestinian civilians, journalists, even children.


The Late, Late Movie: Monkey Business (1952) "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Great cast Cary Grant,Charles Coburn,Ginger Rogers,Marilyn Monroe, directed by Howard Hawks, classic screwball comedy from Hawks


Cops Arrested for Beating, Spitting on 2 Latino Teens, Telling them Welcome to the White Mans World "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


Two police officers have been arrested for kicking two handcuffed teens and spitting on them during an arrest, according to a federal indictment.

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Friday, 02 November


PHOTOS: Man jumps into Lagos Lagoon, dies "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A man has reportedly jumped into the Lagos Lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge. According to the Twitter handle of the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad, @rrslagos767, the man jumped into the Lagoon on Friday. With the assistance of the Marine Police and local divers, the body was recovered. A man has jumped into the []

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JUST IN: Court stops NLC, TUCs planned strike "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) sitting in Abuja has restrained the organised labour from proceeding on its planned nationwide indefinite industrial action. Justice Sanusi Kado gave the order on Friday while delivering a ruling on an ex-parte application restraining the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) from embarking on []

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Orji Kalu not in coma Wife "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Former Governor of Abia State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Orji Kalu, has regained consciousness after undergoing a major surgery in Germany on Wednesday. The front-line politician and his wife, Mrs Ifunanya Kalu, had boarded a flight on Lufthansa airline from Abuja to Germany on Monday. Kalu, who had been suffering []

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Bribery video: Ganduje denies collecting bribe from any contractor "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on Friday, has denied collecting bribe from any contractor. Testifying before the house, Ganduje said the allegation labeled against him are injurious. Ganduje said the video clips released by the publisher of Daily Nigerian was aimed at tarnishing his image politically. Speaking on behalf of the Governor, the Commissioner []

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David Kirk has died "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

David Kirk

Dr. David Kirk, Professor Emeritus at Washington University in St. Louis.

David Kirk passed away Wednesday night.

It is hard to overstate his importance to the field Volvox research. In addition to his key role in turning Volvox into a model system, Dr. Kirk trained many of the scientists who are studying Volvox today. As I said previously,

Dr. Kirk and members of his lab were largely responsible for establishing Volvox as a model system for the evolution of multicellularity. He carried out much of the developmental genetics that forms the foundation of our field, including foundational work on Volvox cell type determinationinversionextracellular matrixcytoplasmic bridgessex induction, and phylogenetic relationships. He literally wrote the book on Volvox evo-devo, and many (perhaps most) of the PIs currently studying Volvox spent time in his lab as students and postdocs.



Pakistan: Muslim riots, roadblocks lead authorities to delay release of Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy "IndyWatch Feed War"

They wont be appeased by anything but Asia Bibis blood, which they believe their god is demanding, despite the thinness of the case against her. Asia Bibi: Protests delay release of Christian woman accused of blasphemy in Pakistan, by Lucia Binding, Sky News, November 2, 2018: The release of a Pakistani Christian woman who was []


Putin: Without Irans Involvement, Peace in Syria Is Not Possible "IndyWatch Feed War"

Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to oversee a country faced with crisis after crisis.  The stock market has collapsed and is down over 50% on rumors of more sanctions against key Russian lenders. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)” frameborder=0 allow=accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture allowfullscreen>



Russias economy is on the rise, Vladimir Putin recently told a visiting group of German businessmen. It grew maybe 2% in the second quarter versus a year ago. Industrial production is rising, up 3% in the first three quarters. Capital investments in the first half of the year rose 3.2%. The growth of freighta key indicator of whether or not Russians are buying and selling things across state linesrose by 3% in eight months, and retail trade is up nearly 3% over the same period.

Not bad.

The only problem is that Russia is in the crosshairs of the U.S. Investor sentiment is on the rocks. The VanEck Russia (RSX) fund is now down over 50% year to date. Its commendable that the country has clawed its way out of a recession while dealing with ever-increasing sanctions and rumors of sanctions by the U.S.



Asia Bibi: Protests delay release of Christian woman accused of blasphemy in Pakistan "IndyWatch Feed War"

Radical Islamists want Ms Bibi publicly hanged, while one cleric urges his supporters to kill the three judges who acquitted her.

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10:49, UK,Friday 02 November 2018

Pakistani supporters of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), a hardline religious political party, chant slogans
Image:There were protests in a number of large Pakistani cities

The release of a Pakistani Christian woman who was acquitted eight years after being sentenced to death for blasphemy has been delayed.

Asia Bibi was convicted in 2010 after being accused of insulting Islams Prophet Muhammad in a dispute with her neighbours.

The mother-of-three, 47, has always maintained her innocence but has spent the majority of the past eight years in solitary confinement.

Her release was delayed following protests by radical Islamists, who want her publicly hanged, and failed talks between them and the government.

Asia Bibi has been on death row for eight years
Image:Asia Bib...


For Them, Afghanistan Is Safer Than China Chinese Muslims migrate to Afghanistan "IndyWatch Feed War"

Ethnic Uigur women look through a security fence as Chinese soldiers stand guard in Urumqi, in China's far west Xinjiang region, on July 9, 2009. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
Ethnic Uigur women look through a security fence as Chinese soldiers stand guard in Urumqi, in Chinas far west Xinjiang region, on July 9, 2009. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

Afghanistans borderlands have long been a refuge for ethnic minorities fleeing persecution in China. In the 18th century, when the Qing empire conquered Xinjiang, Uighurs who rebelled against Qing rule escaped to Badakhshan. Today, Chinas campaigns and restrictions against the Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking Muslim minority group in the western region of Xinjiang, have spurred an exodus into Afghanistan, especially after Beijing and the local authorities intensified their crackdown on Uighur freedoms, religion, and culture.

Beijing claims that terrorism is spilling over from Afghanistan into Xinjiang. But in reality, Chinese oppression and ethnic conflict in Xinjiang are helping to further destabilize Afghanistan and turn young Uighurs, increasingly targeted by the Chinese state, toward violent resistance.

Many Uighurs have been opposed to rule from Beijing since China seized the region in 1949, and resistance to Chinese control goes back centuries. In the 1990s, after the Central Asian republics gained independence following the Soviet Unions collapse, Beijing feared Uighur ambitions to create their own state of East Turkestan. Especially after the 9/11 attacks, China attempted to characterize Uighur ambitions as terrorism, beginning the anti-three evil forces (extremism, terrorism, and separatism) campaign.

Between 1990 and 2010, the Chinese government gradually turned Uighur ethnic identity and religious practices into national security threats. Daily discrimination and persecution against Uighurs include, but...


Why is Benjamin Netanyahu defending Mohammed bin Salman? "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Saudi crown prince is the key Arab linchpin of the Trump-Netanyahu deal of the century and shares Netnayahu's animosity toward both Iran and Erdogan


BBC Radio: Benny Hill, a documentary (2009) "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Ben Miller, of Armstrong and Miller and Death In Paradise, presents this radio documentary on Benny Hill


Pakistan: Muslims block roads to prevent Christian woman accused of blasphemy from fleeing the country "IndyWatch Feed War"

The members of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan are so determined that Asia Bibi, the Christian woman who has been in prison for years on false charges of blasphemy against Muhammad and has just been acquitted by the Pakistani Supreme Court, face their vigilante justice and be killed that they are blocking roads all over Pakistan, so that []


Voting Rights Are on the Ballot "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Amid political gridlock, and against the backdrop of gerrymandering and voter suppression, citizen-led efforts to boost voting rights through ballot initiatives are under way in a handful of states.

One such effort concerns Question 2 whether to allow voters to either register or update their registration on the same day as the election. Maryland is seeking to become the 17th state (plus Washington, DC) to allow it. The Washington Post has endorsed it, calling the measure a critical reform that would boost turnout. The Baltimore Sun urged its readers to reject the measure, claiming it would be a headache for election officials.

Same-day registration has been proven to boost turnout by about five percent.

Besides voting on an initiative to legalize recreational marijuana, Michigan will also have two crucial initiatives on the ballot:

Proposition 2 would create an independent committee for rezoning voting districts, which supporters claim would decrease politically motivated gerrymandering.

Proposition 3...


Friday Cephalopod: Theyre going to outbreed us! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Here they come, the legions of cephalopods. Massive aggregations of brooding octopuses were found near Monterey Bay.

Thats not all. The University of Georgia had a single octopus in their aquarium, Octavius, presumed male, until they discovered a surprise one morning.

I noticed this cloud of moving dots and I realised, Oh my God, she had babies. There are babies. There are babies everywhere. And a sort of panic ensued, aquarium curator Devin Dumont told Mary Landers at Savannah Now.

I immediately started scooping them out and putting them in buckets and there were just buckets and buckets and buckets full of tiny octopi.

Finding a tank full of baby octopuses (or octopodes for language pedants) would certainly be enough to shock anybody into mixing up their Greek and Latin word roots.

I, for one, welcome our breeding swarms of transgender octopuses, and will greet them as saviors when they emerge to release humanity from its misery.


Netanyahu: Don't let Khashoggi murder damage Saudi 'stability' "IndyWatch Feed War"


Israeli prime minister says priority must be maintaining a united front against Iran's ambitions in the region


Yoda: Pole Shift, Prophecies, Extraterrestial History of Earth "IndyWatch Feed War"

Pole Shift, Prophecies and Ascension The Coming War and the Future of Humanity

Psychotronic weaponry is being deployed under the name of 5G technology. 5g is not one system but a collection of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies designed to work together.

When you cannot trust government for truth or transparency, there are other ways to discover them for yourself: the prophecies.

An interpreter of prophecy who calls himself The Naughty Beaver (NB) cross- references galactic events with the prophecies of Revelation, Nostradamus, Mother Shipton, and the Hopi People to identify where in humanitys evolutionary timeline we sit. Where others have guessed the dates of Tribulation and pole reversal, NB has mapped out the proof. His message is that we all have a role to play during this critical time of transformation.

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Raki instead of contrast agent: Cretan grandpa lands in intensive care "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The grandpa was supposed to undergo a magnetic resonance imagine (MRI) for his digestive system at a public hospital in Herakleio, Crete. However, instead of an examination that is considered routine, the elderly man landed in intensive care with brain stroke symptoms. According to local media, the elderly man went to the hospital in the

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Intel Already Posts First Open-Source Graphics Driver Changes For Linux 4.21~5.1 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The merge window isn't even over yet for the current Linux kernel cycle that will end in late December or early January, but Intel's stellar open-source crew responsible for their kernel graphics driver have already sent out their first set of changes to DRM-Next for what will start 2019 with either the Linux 4.21 cycle or 5.1 depending upon how the 4.20~5.0 versioning is decided...


Chinese-Style Digital Authoritarianism Grows Globally "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Via: AFP: Governments worldwide are stepping up use of online tools, in many cases inspired by Chinas model, to suppress dissent and tighten their grip on power, a human rights watchdog study found Thursday. The annual Freedom House study of 65 countries found global internet freedom declined for the eighth consecutive year in 2018, amid []


CISCO warn of a zero-day DoS flaw that is being actively exploited in attacks "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Security experts from CISCO warn of a zero-day vulnerability that is being actively exploited in attacks in the wild.

The flaw, tracked as CVE-2018-15454, affects the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) inspection engine of Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software and Firepower Threat Defense (FTD). The flaw could be exploited by a remote attacker to trigger a DoS condition on the vulnerable device.

A vulnerability in the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) inspection engine of Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software and Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause an affected device to reload or trigger high CPU, resulting in a denial of service (DoS) condition. reads the security advisory published by Cisco.

The vulnerability is due to improper handling of SIP traffic. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending SIP requests designed to specifically trigger this issue at a high rate across an affected device.

Experts from Cisco discovered the vulnerability while resolving a Cisco TAC support case.

The following products running ASA 9.4 and above, and FTD 6.0 and later, are affected by the vulnerability:

  • 3000 Series Industrial Security Appliance (ISA)
  • ASA 5500-X Series Next-Generation Firewalls
  • ASA Services Module for Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches and Cisco 7600 Series Routers
  • Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance (ASAv)
  • Firepower 2100 Series Security Appliance
  • Firepower 4100 Series Security Appliance
  • Firepower 9300 ASA Security Module
  • FTD Virtual (FTDv)

CISCO NX-OS Software

At the time of the disclosure, there is no software update that addresses the flaw, anyway, the company provided several mitigation options.

A possible mitigation consists in disabling the SIP inspection, but this solution is not feasible in many cases because it could interrupt SIP connections.

To disable SIP inspection, configure the following:

  • ASA Software 
    policy-map global_policy
     class inspection_default
      no in...


6-in-9 Swing District Voters: Keep Migrant Caravan Out of the Country "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

6-in-9 Swing District Voters: Keep Migrant Caravan Out of the Country

About 40 percent say all of them in the caravan should be stopped from entering the country.

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The post...


Penguin: Open Source Model for Education (Robert Steele: Education, Intelligence, & Research Need to be Managed Togerther "IndyWatch Feed War"

Open Source as a Model for Global Education

Matthew Rascoff & Noah Pinkus

Both competition and transfer are equally insufficient as frameworks for the global education strategy we need for our complex, interconnected world. This autumn, 268 undergraduate students from 27 nations on six continents are pioneering a new open-source model as they begin their studies at Duke Kunshan University in China, one of the first liberal arts colleges to be founded in the 21st century.

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The Late Movie: The Big Lift (1950) "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

1950 movie about the Berlin Airlift, very American centric, starring Montgomery Clift and Paul Douglas


How to Encode a Secret Message in a Fingerprint "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Fingerprints are no longer just a way to identify peoplethey can also be used to send private notes

Analyzing fingerprints found at the scene of the crime is a classic way to identify a criminal who has accidentally left behind his or her unique signature. But what if theres another way to use fingerprintsone which could even help a criminal achieve their ill-intentioned goals? In an interesting twist, researchers in China have described a way to use fingerprints to encode secret messages.

Take a look at your fingers and note the continuous lines that occasionally swirl into a spiral. Researchers at Fudan University have developed a sophisticated way to construct digital fingerprints that encode secret messages into these spiral points. Their research was published last week in IEEE Transactions on Image Processing.

The technique involves first encoding the desired message into a mathematical equation called a polynomial. The message could be something like the URL to this article, or Lets meet tmr 10AM, same place.

Certain features of fingerprintssuch as ridges and bifurcation patternscan then be used to encode the message, thanks to their directionality. Within these features of the constructed fingerprint, the secret message can be mapped out in a series of 2-D points with different polarities. These points represent the secrets and mimic the ridge endings and bifurcations of the fingerprint to be constructed, explains Sheng Li, an author of the study.

The secret message is translatied into a mathematical equation, which is then encoded into a series of directional 2-D points plotted out in the swirling areas of the fingerprint. Images: Fudan University/IEEE A secret message can be translated into a mathematical equation, and then encoded into a series of directional 2-D points plotted out in the swirls of a fingerprint.

After the secret is laid out in a series of 2-D points around the spirals, the continuous lines of the fingerprint are synthetically created. All the data is then merged to create a hologram of the fingerprint, which maintains the polarity and location of data points, safely harboring the secret. Only those who know the key, which is used to reconstruct the polynomial from the fingerprint, will be able to decipher the secret message.  

Putting the concept aside, the most surprising thing we found is the robustness of the constructed fingerprint images, which are able to resist a range of attacks. We could still achieve relative high data extraction accuracy even if the...


France: Seven Muslim migrants from the same family arrested after pledging allegiance to the Islamic State "IndyWatch Feed War"

Counterterrorism investigators in France arrested seven Syrians, all members of the same family, in Paris after suspecting that many of them had uploaded videos to the internet pledging allegiance to Islamic State. With open immigration, this kind of story will become increasingly routine. The jihad terror threat is not being taken seriously enough. France has, []


Saudi Arabia the worst country for atheists, followed by nine other Muslim countries "IndyWatch Feed War"

The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) released its seventh annual Freedom of Thought Report at the U.N. General Assembly in New York City. It listed the 10 best and the 10 worst countries for atheists. The US ranked among the best, while Muslim countries, and particularly Sharia states, were the worst. No surprise there. []


Re: CVE-2018-5407: new side-channel vulnerability on SMT/Hyper-Threading architectures "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Solar Designer on Nov 02


I think your work is top-notch and much needed. Thank you!

I'm surprised this specific side-channel wasn't(?) explored in academic
papers before. I had suggested it should be:

"Yet another thing to target, and one I considered
and briefly played with on P4 with HT in 2005 when I saw Colin
Percival's paper, would be utilization of different execution units...


Mongoose: Election Fraud Warning "IndyWatch Feed War"


Election FRAUD warning: Tech giants and fake news media conspiring to steal the mid-terms

(Natural News) The anti-speech tech giants have combined forced with the fake news media (CNN, NYT, WashPost, etc.) to steal the mid-term elections and overthrow democracy in America. In effect, they have already carried out massive election meddling and fraud on a scale the Russians could even dream of.

Since President Trump won the election in 2016, there has been a concerted, highly organized and well-funded effort to overrule the American people and remove Trump from office by any means necessary. This effort has been pursued via:

  • Systematic banning of prominent pro-Trump voices by the tech giants (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google, etc.), which effectively prevents the American people from engaging in public debate and dialog about important election issues.
  • 92% anti-Trump news coverage by the so-called media which actually exists solely as the propaganda wing of the DNC.
  • Continued massive voter fraud that allows illegal foreign nationals to vote in U.S. elections and out-vote real American citizens. (We need national voter ID laws.)
  • Deep state leaks, lies and propaganda collusion with the fake news media to try to discredit...


Arabic press review: UAE's $2.2m boycott bribe backfires as Libyans head to Doha "IndyWatch Feed War"


Elsewhere, the Egyptian government is threatening to imprison cash-strapped teachers moonlighting as private tutors


Glazov Moment: Asia Bibi To Be Released! "IndyWatch Feed War"

In this new Jamie Glazov Moment, Jamie discusses Asia Bibi To Be Released!, revealing how Pakistans Supreme Court has acquitted a Christian woman on death row for blasphemy charges. Dont miss it! Subscribe to the Glazov Gangs YouTube Channel and follow us on Twitter: @JamieGlazov. Please donate through our Pay Pal account. And pre-order Jamies []


Royole Beats Samsung and Others in Race to Create the First Foldable Smartphone "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Royole's bendy-screen FlexPai phone unveiled in China

A little-known California-based company has laid claim to creating the "world's first foldable phone".

Royole Corporation - a specialist in manufacturing flexible displays - unveiled the FlexPai handset at an event in Beijing. When opened, the device presents a single display measuring 7.8in (19.8cm) - bigger than many tablets. But when folded up, it presents three separate smaller screens - on the front, rear and spine of the device.

The six-year-old company said it would hold three "flash sales" to consumers in China on 1 November to offer the first product run.

[...] The launch has caught many industry watchers by surprise. It was widely believed Samsung or Huawei would be the first to sell such a device to the public.

[...] Another company-watcher added that he doubted the FlexPai would ever be produced in large numbers. "Royole has carried out several publicity stunts over the years to showcase its flexible OLED [organic light-emitting diode] displays," said Dr Guillaume Chansin from Irimitech Consulting. "The FlexPai is probably another stunt. Royole is building its first OLED factory and it is now trying to compete directly with other display manufacturers such as Samsung and LG."

Samsung has been talking about this kind of thing for years. But talk is cheap.

Also at The Verge and BGR.

See also: The World's First Foldable Screen Phone Is Not Fully Baked

Related: Flexible and Printable Battery that Will Revolutionize Wearables
Underwriters Laboratories Certifies "Unbreakable" and Flexible Samsung OLED Display


Migrant Caravan: Trump Suggests Immigrants Could be Shot if They Throw Rocks at Military "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Via: USA Today: President Donald Trump said members of the U.S. military sent to the southern border to keep out thousands in a migrant caravan would fight back if immigrants throw stones and suggested soldiers might open fire on the group because theres not much difference between a rock or gun. In an address from []



Berto Jongman: Peter van Buren on Google as Fascist Censor #GoogleGestapo "IndyWatch Feed War"

Berto Jongman

Google Wants to Be Your Media Mommy

The company suggest it may have to protect us from the bad things that elected Trump and speech that makes us feel unsafe.

Google might soon add its terms of service to the First Amendment. A leaked document from the tech giant argues that because of a variety of factors, including the election of Donald Trump, what we call the American tradition of free speech may no longer be viable. The report lays out how Google can serve as the worlds Good Censor, a stern mommy figure protecting us from harmful content and, by extension, dangerous behavior, like electing the wrong president again.

The document, which Google has officially characterized as research, is infuriatingly vague about whether any decisions have been made or action has been taken. So think of all this as a guidepost, like the Ghost of Christmas Future showing us potential doom ahead.

Google maintains 90 percent market dominance in the internet browsing space and processes some 3.5 billion searches a day. Its now talking about changing the rules so the freedom to speak will no...


Interest rates to remain at very low level, says Bank of Greece study "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Interest rates will remain low level for a long time and central banks could continue using quantative easing (QE) tools in the future, a study Monetary policy in a low interest rate world by the Bank of Greece mentioned on Thursday. The report was presented by Dimitris Malliaropoulos, director of the Economic Analysis and Studies

The post Interest rates to remain at very low level, says Bank of Greece study appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


Links 2/11/2018: System76 Thelio, Mesa 18.3 and Zchunk 1.0 Coming "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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    • Getting started with OKD on your Linux desktop

      OKD is the open source upstream community edition of Red Hats OpenShift container platform. OKD is a container management and orchestration platform based on Docker and Kubernetes.

      OKD is a complete solution to manage, deploy, and operate containerized applications that (in addition to the features provided by Kubernetes) includes an easy-to-use web interface, automated build tools, routing capabilities, and monitoring and logging aggregation features.

      OKD provides several deployment options aimed at different requirements with single or multiple master nodes, high-availability capabilities, logging, monitoring, and more. You can create OKD clusters as small or as large as you need.

    • Dell Precision 5530 with Ubuntu Review

      The Precision is deceptive in size. Its a 15inch laptop, and despite its relative thinness it feels large in the hand. Open it and the edge-to-edge screen gives the impression that they have some how snuck an even larger laptop into the housing of this sleek minimal model.

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Why Does the Media Think Brazil"s Populism Is Authentic but Not America"s? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Of course, Bolsonaro is often compared to a tough guy up north. Indeed, he seems to revel in his nickname: Tropical Trump. Needless to say, any connection to President Trump is enough to make the American MSM see red. 


Google Volleys Latest FS-VERITY Code For Transparent Integrity/Authenticity Of Files "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

One of the new Linux kernel features Google engineers have been working on is fs-verity for read-only file-based authenticity protection. Fs-verity is similar to dm-verity with a similar aim but is designed to work on a per-file basis for read-write file-systems rather than at the block level...


The Moon Part 2 by Chris Spivey "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

This is the second of three intended articles about the Moon. And of course in Part 1 I think that it was proven that man has never set foot there.
Nevertheless, many researchers do believe that the moon is inhabited by aliens which is what I am going to be exploring in this article. However, I should point out that I am only putting forward the evidence and I do not necessarily agree with all of it.
Therefore, my reason for including such evidence is to make you aware of the facts and it is then down to you to decide what is credible and what isnt.
So lets start with Paul Hellyer.
Now interestingly enough, Paul Theodore Hellyer (born 6 August 1923) is according to Wikipedia -a Canadian engineer, politician, writer and commentator who has had a long and varied career. He is the longest serving current member of the Privy Council, just ahead of Prince Philip: SOURCE
He was also Canadas former Minister of Defence and Deputy Prime Minister to Pierre Trudeau.
So, straight away you will notice that the man is closely associated with two paedophiles. Therefore you have to ask yourselves can he be trusted?
Personally, I doubt it, but a YouTube video of a speech that he made in 2013 and which is unfortunately no longer available on the interwebb is fucking dynamite.
So, what makes it dynamite Spiv?
Well, for a start Hellyer says in the video that he knows of at least 4 alien races that have been visiting Earth for thousands of years. He then says that he knows of two alien races that are currently working with the US Government.
Hellyer then goes on to say that he believes that there should be full disclosure of 95 percent of information held by the worlds governments in regard to what they know about ETs, although, quite what is so terrible about the remaining 5 percent that it needs to be kept Top Secret is enough to make the mind boggle.
And this is where it gets really interesting. You see, Hellyer says that the reason that there is so little ET information released by governments in the know is because of those with a vested interest in keeping the information secret.
Moreover, those who he described as having a vested interest in alien matters are a cabal made up of what he terms as the three sisters The Council on Foreign Relations, The Bilderbergers, and The Trilateral Commission.
These three sisters, says Hellyer are acting in partnership with the International Banking Cartels, Oil Cartels, members of various Intelligence Organisations, and select members of the military, who together have become a shadow government of not only the United States, but much of the Western World.
Hellyer then continues:...


World view Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Friday GMT For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.


An Open Letter To Solus From Its Founder Ikey Doherty "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Solus, the promising Linux distribution started back in 2015 by Ikey Doherty that led to the creation of its own "Budgie" desktop, has been without its founder since this summer. While the circumstances under his decision to fade away from the project aren't clear, he is well and has shared this message to relay with the community...


Its Not Just Who Votes, Its Who Counts the Votes "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

As a regular reader of WhoWhyWhy, you know that we have focused like a laser on election integrity and uncovered story after story about voter suppression in Georgia, Florida, Texas, North Carolina, and elsewhere. But important as all of this is, its only part of the bigger story.  

It was Joseph Stalin who said that its not the people who vote that count, its the people who count the votes. The 2000 presidential election was a fantastic example of why that matters.

You all remember chads, hanging chads, punch cards, Votomatic machines, and how 540 votes and five Supreme Court justices changed America. What if those hanging chads had not been an accident? What if it wasnt the fault as was claimed at the time of incompetent voters who didnt know how to completely punch out a chad? What if the cards themselves had been engineered to fail?

In a never-before-told story that reads like a detective novel, investigative journalist Stephen Singular finds himself on the floor of the factory that made the infamous punch cards, in negotiations with 60 Minutes trying to get their help, and being given hundreds of unused punch cards to test as he tries to unravel the first great electoral mystery of the 21st century.

In this weeks WhoWhatWhy podcast, Singular talks to Jeff Schechtman about his just-published ebook Stolen Future: The Untold Story of the 2000 Election.

Singular takes us inside the machines that manufacture the perforated cards, whose precision, down to 1/5,000th of an inch, shaped the fate of the republic. Imagine that the war in Iraq could have been caused by a dull blade in one high-speed perforating machine in one factory, or maybe engendered by foul play.

Singular examines how the failure of punch cards not only impacted the 2000 election, but became the reason for states to place orders for hundreds of millions...


November 3 in history "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

39   Lucan, Roman poet was born, (d. 65).

644   Umar ibn al-Khattab, the second Muslim caliph, was martyred by a Persian slave in Medina.

1468  Lige was sacked by Charles I of Burgundys troops.

1783  John Austin, a highwayman, was the last person to be publicly hanged at Londons Tyburn gallows.

1783   The American Continental Army was disbanded.

1793   French playwright, journalist and feminist Olympe de Gouges was guillotined.

1801  Karl Baedeker, German author and publisher, was born (d 1859).

1812   Napoleons armies were defeated at Vyazma.

1817   The Bank of Montreal, Canadas oldest chartered bank, opened.

1838  The Times of India, the worlds largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper was founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce.

1848   A greatly revised Dutch constitution, drafted by Johan Rudolf Thorbecke, severely limiting the powers of the Dutch monarchy, and strengthening the powers of parliament and ministers, was proclaimed.

1867   Garibaldi and his followers were defeated in the Battle of Mentanaand failed to end the Popes Temporal power in Rome.

1883    Black Bart the poet got away with his last stagecoach robbery, but left an incriminating clue that eventually led to his capture.

1886 Henry Reynolds launched his Anchor butter from a dairy factory at Pukekura, Waikato.

Birth of iconic Anchor butter brand

1886  Manawat rail link opened.



Cooking Eggs with Magnets in Motion "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Its probably always going to be easier to just find some dry wood and make a cooking fire, but if youre ever in a real bind and just happen to have a bunch of magnets and a treadmill motor, this DIY induction cooktop could be your key to a hot breakfast.

For those not familiar with them, induction cooktops are a real thing. The idea stretches all the way back to the turn of the last century, and involves using a strong magnetic field to induce eddy currents in the metal of a cooking vessel. As [K&J Magnetics] explains, the eddy currents are induced in a conductor by changing magnetic fields nearby. The currents create their own magnetic field which opposes the magnetic field that created it. The resulting current flows through the conductor, heating it up. For their cooktop, they chose to spin a bunch of powerful neodymium magnets with alternating polarity using an old treadmill motor. The first try heated up enough to just barely cook an egg. Adding more magnets resulted in more heat, but the breakthrough came with a smaller pan. The video below shows the cooktop in action.

Its worth noting that commercial induction cooktops use coils and a high-frequency alternating current instead or rotating magnets. They also are notoriously fussy about cookware, too. So, kudos to [K&J] for finding success with such an expedient build. As a next step, wed love to see the permanent magnets replaced with small coils that can be electrically commutated, perhaps with a brushless motor controller.


Disclose Vulnerability "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by alphan yava on Nov 02

Cisco WebEx Meetings Server XML External Entity



18/09/2018 Vulnerability discovered
19/09/2018 Vendor contacted
24/10/2018 Cisco replay that they will fix it.

Alphan Yavas from Biznet Bilisim A.S.



US Threatens Pullout from UPU and ITU, Which Survived Hitler but Not Trump "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Universal Postal Union and the International Telecommunications Union survived Adolf Hitler, but not Donald Trump. That is a legacy for which every American should feel nothing but shame and everlasting remorse.


Treason! Kyrsten Sinema Secretly Pledges to Dismantle the Constitution Upon Election to Senate "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Kyrsten Siinema is a communist who is running for the Senate in Arizona against Martha McSally, the first woman F-16 pilot to see combat. Martha fought the taliban and risked her life defending America.

On the other hand, Sinema, posing as a centrist Democrat, wants your guns, your due process, your free speech to be overturned. She has secretly pledged to dimantle the Constitution upon her election to the Senate. She encouraged Americans to join the Taliban after 911 on my friend, Ernie Hancocks radio show. She hates conservatives and has said so about Christians in her own state of Arizona. She is for sanctuary cities that harbor illegal aliens who have murdered US citizens. She has facilitated illegal immigration. She was one of the 80 Democratic Congressmen, identified by Trevor Loudens in which these representatives belong to front groups for the American Communist Party or the Muslim Brotherhood, the largest terrorist organization in the world.





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Why Birthright Citizenship Is Good For America "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Birthright citizenship creates birthright loyalty, whereas denying citizenship to foreign children helps alienate the entire family and slows down assimilation.


Why Does Amazon Keep Spending Top Dollar On Subpar Shows? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Netflixs prime competitor, Amazon, seems to have a hard time translating a huge budget into critically acclaimed, award-winning original content.


Racist Gaffe Shows Indiana Sen. Joe Donnellys True Leftist Colors "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Joe Donnelly clearly senses his liberal Washington values are out-of-step in the red state that President Trump carried 57 to 38 percent.


Steve King Isnt A Nazi, But He Still Shouldnt Be Re-Elected "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Iowa Rep. Steve King is not a nationalist of any kind: hes a globalist, but part of right-wing globalism instead of left-wing globalism.


Priyanka Chopras Dress Controversy Shows Why Me Too Is Out Of Control "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Actress Priyanka Chopra's upcoming nuptials to Nick Jonas have taken up a lot of column inches lately. To her bridal shower, she wore a dress designed by Harvey Weinstein's estranged wife, and the Internet lost it.


David Frum Exposes The Dangers Of Living In A Trumpocracy "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

David Frum's book, 'Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic,' raises important questions about the direction that the country is headed under an unprecedented president.


Voters Sick Of Corruption And Exhausted Leftism Turn Right In Brazil "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Since 2002, no other political party from the bipartisan rivalry has arrived on the eve of the elections with such considerable margin when compared to Jair Bolsonaro in the polls.


Im Pro-Life But Wouldnt Outlaw Abortion Parallels Stephen Douglass Argument For Slavery "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Hiding behind the pro-choice view is revolting when applied to slavery, and it should be equally so for abortion. Human life should not be subject to anothers whim.


Heres The Key Clause In The Birthright Citizenship Debate, Briefly Explained "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

When a person is in the United States illegally, he or she is still governed by and owes loyalty to a 'foreign' entity or government.


More Linux Kernel Code Cleaned Up - Another Step Towards Building With Clang Or ICC "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

With the Linux 4.20~5.0, the kernel is now VLA-free as a step towards being able to compile the mainline code with the LLVM Clang compiler or other non-GCC compilers. Another step in this direction has been merged this cycle and that is cleaning up the compiler attributes code...


Why Christians Shouldnt Be Swayed To Vote For Pro-Abortion Democrats "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

As their 2016 platform makes clear, the Democratic Party seeks not only to protect abortion, but also to advance it.


Happy 15th Birthday To Arrested Development, The King Of Easter Eggs "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Even though the property has become about as awkward as George Michael, it initially distinguished itself as a comedy unlike any other.


Are You Prepared to Shelter In Place? Robert Griswold-The Common Sense Show "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

They say preppers should wear tin foil hats. However, preppers may be the only people that survives what is coming. There is too much going on for their not to be some future disruption of sevices and today that would probably mean war. What will you do when oil reaches $300 per barrel? We dont have to wait for these things to happen, Mad Max Waters has declared war on conservatives. Today, the lefts domestic terrorism consists of calls for violence. Tomorrow, the threat will be carried out by the cartels, terrorists, child-sex-traffickers that are poised to bum rush our border. This is a fascinating interview with Bob Griswold- ARE YOU PREPARED TO SHELTER IN PLACE?




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Five countries hold 70% of world's last wildernesses "IndyWatch Feed War"

Five countries hold 70% of world's last wildernesses, map reveals

First map of Earths intact ecosystems shows just five nations are responsible for most of them but it will require global action to protect them


Cisco security appliances under attack, still no patch available "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A vulnerability (CVE-2018-15454) affecting a slew Cisco security appliances, modules and firewalls is being exploited in the wild to crash and reload the devices, the company has warned on Thursday. About CVE-2018-15454 The vulnerability is in the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) inspection engine of Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software and Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) Software, and allows unauthenticated, remote attackers to cause an affected device to reload or trigger high CPU, resulting in More

The post Cisco security appliances under attack, still no patch available appeared first on Help Net Security.


Greenwald: What the West Should Know About Bolsonaros Victory "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

While the chattering classes in the West recoil in horror, and scream fascist! in unison, few are able to really grasp how and why Brazils stunning election result has come to pass. Just as with the ascendency of Donald Trump and the shock of the BREXIT referendum, Brazilian voters came out in opposition of what they perceived to be The Establishment. Whether they truly got what they intended to have is a matter still to be decided.

The following interview is with Glenn Greenwald, founder of The Intercept, and currently based in Rio de Janero, where he explores the key lessons of this stunning electoral victory by Jair Bolsonaro .

The right-wing authoritarian Jair Bolsonaro cruised to a 10-point victory on Sunday night in Brazil, becoming President-elect of the worlds fifth most-populous country and the most extremist leader in the democratic world. While some of the dynamics driving his victory are unique to Brazil, many of them are similar to prevailing political currents in North America, Eastern Europe and, increasingly, Western Europe. Bolsonaros victory is highly consequential in its own right: for the 210 million people who live within the borders of the country he and his tyrannical movement now dominate, as well as for the region and the globe. But beyond those consequences, there are valuable lessons to learn for all of the democratic world by understanding the sentiments that led Brazilians, en masse, to support someone who, a very short time ago, was relegated to the far fringes of political acceptability and whose ascension to power was unimaginable. Watch:

READ MORE BRAZIL NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire Brazil Files



The Pentagon Can't Account for $21 Trillion (That's Not a Typo) "IndyWatch Feed War"

Twenty-one trillion dollars. The Pentagons own numbers show that it cant account for $21 trillion. Yes, I mean trillion with a T. And this could change everything. But Ill get back to that in a moment.


What if Were All Coming Back? "IndyWatch Feed War"

What if Were All Coming Back?

The prospect of being reborn as a poor person in a world ravaged by climate change could lead us to very different political decisions. 

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