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Thursday, 08 November


Malcolm Gaskill: Death of an Airman "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Van Dyke Fernald liked flying skylarking, as he called it, was glorious, the star stunt of the war. There were breathtaking views of the Alps and of the Adriatic and Dalmatian coastlines; the gloom hed felt on the Western Front seemed magically to lift. A pilot from his squadron described Venice glittering like a pink opal in the warm early sunlight. A classical education led these young men to frame their experiences metaphysically; leaving the earth felt like separating body and soul. We moved like spirits in an airy loom, Cecil Lewis recalled.


Fuego volcano enters new eruptive phase, Guatemala "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Guatemalan Fuego volcano has entered its 4th eruptive phase of the year on November 6, 2018. The volcano experienced weak to moderate explosions, with ash plumes rising up to 4 800 m (15 700 feet) above sea level and traveling 12 - 15 km (7 - 9 miles) to the west...... Read more

In funding palm oil giants, banks may share in sins of the companies "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

On Sept. 19, Indonesian President Joko Widodo slapped a three-year moratorium on the issuance of new licenses for oil palm plantations. The moratorium was introduced to improve governance of sustainable palm plantations, provide legal certainty, maintain environmental sustainability and contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases, a senior official told AFP. President Jokowi, as he is popularly known, has also ordered a review of existing oil palm licenses, to assess compliance with prevailing laws. The announcement has been welcomed as a move in the right direction by watchdog groups in Indonesia, though with some reserve. Arie Rompas, forest campaigner at Greenpeace, says that while its a positive step, its marred by inconsistencies and loopholes. Most concerning, he says, is that it exempts large tracts of forest controlled by district governments in land zoned as other-use areas, or APL, outside of the state-controlled forest zone. According to the State of the Forest 2018 report published by the Indonesias forestry ministry, there are 70,000 square kilometers (27,000 square miles) of natural forest (defined as primary and secondary forests) in APL where oil palm can continue to expand. For communities like Long Bentuk, a village inhabited by indigenous Dayak people in eastern Borneo, who are locked in a struggle to protect their ancestral forests, the moratorium offers little protection. Despite its once-extensive forests, Long Bentuks land is zoned as APL in government maps. This allowed the district government to hand out concessions for much of the land belonging to Long Bentuk and surrounding

Invisible plant-enemy interactions drive diversity in forest fragments "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Very few tropical forests around the world enjoy uninterrupted contiguity. Most are divided into uneven, small fragments, cut off from each other, their boundaries marked by roads or farms. But as forests get fragmented, the diversity of plants within them shifts, changing with distance from their ragged edges. What drives these changes? Light, for one. Then theres humidity, soil moisture, or human disturbance. But theres another important, yet cryptic, interaction that influences diversity in fragmented forest patches: plant-enemy interactions. The constant tussle between plants and their natural enemies things like fungi and insects play an important role in determining which seeds actually grow into seedlings, and which ones dont, a new study published in Nature Communications has found. I wanted to see if some of these cryptic interactions are changing due to fragmentation, and if that is what might be affecting diversity [of plants], lead author Meghna Krishnadas, who recently completed her Ph.D. from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, told Mongabay. To see how natural enemies of plants regulate their diversity, especially when seeds transition to seedlings in fragmented forests, Krishnadas set up sampling stations across a 35-square-kilometer (13.5-square-mile) fragmented forest in the Western Ghats in Karnataka, India. In the stations placed within relatively undisturbed forest fragments, right from the edge of the forest patches to about 100 meters (330 feet) inside, she monitored both the seeds that fell into her seed traps and the seedlings that actually grew from those seeds. Then she sprayed insecticide and fungicide on some

Are deep sea reefs really a lifeboat for our vanishing corals? "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

When Luiz Rocha, a fish biologist at the California Academy of Sciences, goes scuba diving, he tacks on one and a half times his body weight in specialized diving gear. Once he submerges, he cant spare a moment to take in the vibrant corals just beneath the surface he has greater depths to plumb. Rocha is headed toward what Smithsonian Institution fish biologist Carole Baldwin calls a very diverse and productive portion of the tropical ocean that science has largely missed: mesophotic reefs. Mesophotic is Greek for middle light, referring to the intermediate amount of sunlight that can penetrate to depths of 30 to 150 meters (100 to 500 feet) below the oceans surface. The dives required to reach mesophotic reefs are as technical as they are deep. Strapped to a larger-than-average gas tank, Rocha uses the rebreather method, recycling the air he breathes as he goes. A diver fitted out with rebreather equipment explores a reef. Image courtesy of Luiz Rocha. The coral species from shallower reef communities begin to taper off around 30 meters into Rochas dive. At 100 meters (330 feet), the water chills significantly. This is the thermocline, defined by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as the transition layer between the sunlight-warmed water at the surface, and the colder water below. From this depth on, Rocha has just 15 minutes before decompression sickness becomes a risk. In the liminal space of the mesophotic zone, with all the time it takes to unload a

What the FUCK!? OK, wer von euch war das?! :-)Vampire ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

What the FUCK!? OK, wer von euch war das?! :-)

Vampire lehren Grndern Buchhaltung

App-Game "Count FEFE" soll mangelnden Kenntnissen bei Start-up-Inhabern entgegenwirken

Brller der Woche: Die Girl Scouts verklagen die Boy ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Brller der Woche: Die Girl Scouts verklagen die Boy Scouts.

Punchline: Die Boy Scouts wollten sich zu Scouts umbenennen, fr mehr Inklusivitt und Diversity.

Das Asylbewerberheim Burbach wurde anscheinend sehr ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Das Asylbewerberheim Burbach wurde anscheinend sehr traditionell deutsch gefhrt. Zu traditionell, wenn ihr mich fragt.

Wachleute und Betreuer des Flchtlingsheims im siegerlndischen Burbach haben Asylbewerber eingesperrt, verprgelt, erniedrigt - gedeckt von der Heimleitung.
Wie, keine Zwangsarbeit?!

Die Midterm-Wahlen sind durch, und die Democrats haben ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Die Midterm-Wahlen sind durch, und die Democrats haben das Unterhaus gewonnen.

Ich bin mir ziemlich sicher, dass sich dadurch nichts ndern wird.

Immerhin knnen sie jetzt sinnlose Untersuchungen gegen Trump anstoen. Bei denen Dinge rauskommen werden, die eh alle die ganze Zeit gewusst haben, und die nichts gegen Trump ausrichten werden. Und auenpolitisch haben die Democrats ja noch nie Kriegen und Sanktionen gegen irgendwelche Lnder im Weg gestanden, oder neoliberale Wirtschaftspolitik bekmpft.

Und solange die Democrats nicht im Senat die Mehrheit haben, gibt es keine Amtsenthebung gegen Trump und er kann weiterhin Richter ernennen, wie er lustig ist.


Brexit, Dark Money and the DUP "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

I was intrigued by a comment from Rich over at Biased BBC this morning which ran as follows:

The bBBC produced a much heralded, by them, piece of speculation that was supposedly cutting-edge journalism a while ago in the shape of a BBC NI Spotlight special. 
This programme asserted that 435,000 donated to the DUP and used by them to back the Leave campaign was in their words Dark Money from a disreputable and illegal source and blatantly queried the integrity of Leave campaigners and supporters. At the same time this left the DUP as a party and as individuals open to claims of criminality, financial sleight of hand and of using Dirty Money. From, of all people, the bBBC and subsequently Sinn Fein? 
Travel to Europe, lots of shots of piles of paper in dark and empty offices, empty assumptions, blatant innuendo and nothing more than hyperbole produced a programme that seemed only to be an attempt to undermine the validity of Brexit and to discredit the DUP. The programme itself left me asking both is that it? and so what? but the matter was referred to the Electoral Commission and was investigated. 
Today they decided that the DUP has no case to answer and the donation was permissible under UK law. 
As they say here, Hell slap it up ye bBBC!.

The BBC News website had a report yesterday about the Electoral Commission's ruling, with the headline DUP's pro-Brexit advertising money was 'permissible' which confirms what Rich wrote. It begins: 
The Electoral Commission has told MPs that it is satisfied that a 435,000 donation to th...


Medicare for All Will Destroy the GOP -- Because of Voting! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Ever since Jim Crow, racist white "conservatives" have used a variety of means to prevent poor people, people of color, low-income people, students, and older people from voting. Techniques have varied over the years, starting with poll taxes and so-called "literacy tests," and now are carefully calibrated by cutting voting sites, reducing early voting, and even disenfranchising North Dakota's Native American population.


Palestine Solidarity at the Crossroads "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Last week we saw how Baroness Jenny Tonge was cruelly maligned in the House of Lords by Lords Pickles and Polak. Pickles invited the minister and the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) to join him in condemning Jenny for suggesting that the murders in Pittsburgh were caused by the actions of the Israeli Government. He accused []


Thailand has a New party, old faces: political entrants leaders are Shinawatra loyalists "IndyWatch Feed War"

Family members and loyalists to the powerful former Thai leader Thaksin Shinawatra were Wednesday elected to head a new party, reinvigorating the division that has characterised and paralysed Thai politics for over a generation.

The controversial Shinawatra family have long been key political figures in Thailand. Former prime minister and billionaire Thaksin Shinawatras administration was booted out in a 2006 coup detat by the powerful military, although all parties and proxies affiliated with him have won elections since 2001.

This includes Thailands biggest party, Pheu Thai which was headed by Thaksins sister Yingluck before she was ousted in a coup in 2014.

ASAHI SHIMBUN/AFP/File | Former Thai prime ministers Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister Yingluck Shinawatra have been divisive political figures in Thai politics

The new party associated with the clan is Thai Raksa Chart, which held a meeting Wednesday to vote on its leader and board members, and has formed ahead of much-anticipated elections early next year.

Political analysts say the party is a proxy for the Pheu Thai party, with an almost identical party logo and support from Pheu Thai stalwarts.

Preechapol Pongpanit was elected as Thai Raksa Charts new leader Preechapol was also the government whip under the Pheu Thai-led administration of Yingluck Shinawatra.

Rupop Shinawatra, Thaksins nephew, was elected as the new partys deputy leader.

He has previously served as an assistant to Thaksin during the brief period when the billionaire owned British football club Manchester City.

I cannot change the name that comes with me but I want people to see me as me instead of just another Shinawatra, he told reporters Wednesday.

Chayika Wongnapachant, Yinglucks niece, is another member of the new party, who demurred when asked if her new party would align itself with Pheu Thai in a coalition government.

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Chayika Wongnapachant

We stand with any party that stands with democracy, Chayika said.

Political analyst Somchai Phagaphasvivat said this proxy party was created to circumvent a 2017 junta-drafted constitution, which makes it very difficult for any one party to have a majority in elections.

A popular party like Pheu Thai would have to get crucial support from smaller parties to gain control under the new rules....


Rachel Payne joins our Social Factors Board. "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Rachel Payne joins our Social Factors Board. She is a serial tech entrepreneur, philanthropist, board director, technology executive, and social change visionary.


Unreal Engine 4.21 Released, Linux Now Defaults To Vulkan "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Unreal Engine 4.21 is out today as the last feature release for Epic Games' engine of 2018. This is an exciting game engine update for Linux and Vulkan fans...


Energy industry scores victories in US midterm elections "IndyWatch Feed War"

Voters reject proposed carbon tax in Washington and oil production curbs in Colorado

By Ed Crooks in New York

The US oil and gas industry scored important victories in the midterm elections, defeating proposals for what would have been the countrys first-ever carbon tax in Washington state and new restrictions on production in Colorado.

Overall, the election results were favourable for the US renewable energy industry, which will receive a boost from Democrat victories in several key races for governor, including in Nevada, New Mexico and Maine.

Much of US energy policy is set at the state level, and control of governorships and legislatures can have significant effects on critical regulations and tax incentives.

There were setbacks for the oil industry, including new offshore drilling restrictions in Florida and failure to repeal a petrol tax increase in California However, oil companies were successful in fending off threats in two high-profile votes.

One of the most watched ballot propositions on Tuesday was Washington states revived attempt to introduce a carbon tax, an idea that was put forward by a bipartisan campaign backed by leading companies, including ExxonMobil, as way for the US to address climate change.

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The plan faced strong opposition from oil companies with refineries in the state, including BP. By early Wednesday morning it seemed clear that it had failed. The Western States Petroleum Association, backed by oil companies and business groups, raised $31.6m to fight the measure, a record for the state. It said its members believed that climate change should be addressed at national and international levels.

State-level policy in Washington would have a negligible impact on mitigating climate change but could have a significant negative impact on our states businesses, it warned. There was another important victory for the industry in Colorado, which is the fifth-largest oil producer and sixth-largest gas producer in the US.

Proposition 112 would have forced all new wells drilled and brought into production to be set back at least 2,500 feet from occupied buildings, a rule the industry said would devastate the states economy.

By early Wednesday the proposal was poised for defeat.

Chip Rimer, chairman of the board of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association and a senior vice-president at Noble Energy, said: We appreciate our fellow Coloradans support for responsible energy development. This measure was an extreme proposal that would have had devastating impacts across the state on jobs, education and numerous other programs important t...


Watch a spacecraft leave the International Space Station "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

After delivering more than five tons of supplies, water, spare parts and experiments, a Japanese cargo spacecraft bids farewell to our orbiting laboratory. Live coverage begins at 11:30 a.m. EST. Details:


The State Weaponizes Education to Create Ignorance "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Jon Rappoport A hundred fifty years ago, at least some Americans recognized that all serious discourse depended on the use of the faculty called...


APC not aware of Oshiomholes arrest Onilu "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Lanre Issa-Onilu has stated that the party was not aware of the arrest and quizzing of its National Chairman, Comrades Adams Oshiomhole. Onilu stated this at the party secretariat in Abuja in reaction to a report that the APC national chairman was quizzed by the Department of []

The post APC not aware of Oshiomholes arrest Onilu appeared first on Newtelegraph.


SEP tendr consejo consultivo para toma de decisiones; anuncia Esteban Moctezuma "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Esteban Moctezuma particip en el Foro de Liderazgo e Innovacin en Preescolar de Banorte y anunci que se instalar un consejo consultivo que ayudar a la SEP a la toma de decisiones Regeneracin, 7 de noviembre de 2018. El futuro titular de la Secretara de Educacin Pblica (SEP), Esteban Moctezuma Barragn, adelant que en diciembre []

La entrada SEP tendr consejo consultivo para toma de decisiones; anuncia Esteban Moctezuma se public primero en Regeneracin.


Results of ballot initiatives "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Rachel M. Cohen provides a run down of some of the ballot initiatives that passed yesterday, including one important one in Michigan that reader Mark Dowd has pointed to.

FROM STATE LEGISLATIVE races to the House of Representatives, progressive candidates made a dent in the 2018 election season, and will be relatively well-represented in federal and state-level governments next year. But its not just elected office: Left-wing activists also made their voices heard through ballot initiatives across the country. On Tuesday night, progressives walked away with some wins and some losses on that front.

They made gains for Medicaid expansion, public education, and voting rights. But they lost other battles, like on criminal justice reform, nurse-to-patient ratios, and universal home care.

Cohens article is worth reading.


The Secret Society That Rules The World "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Bas Spliet The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those...


Yemen: As clashes near Hodeida, aid groups plead for Yemen civilians "IndyWatch Feed War"

International aid groups on Wednesday appealed for safe passage for civilians in Yemen, as government forces and Iran-backed rebels battle for one of the countrys most densely populated cities.

Humanitarian workers called for the urgent protection of residents in the Red Sea port city of Hodeida, as clashes approach civilian hospitals.

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Save the Children reported one of its facilities had been hit, warning that warring parties were now waging a battle within the city area, which is home to around 600,000 people.

The lives of hundreds of thousands of people, roughly half of them children, are in danger, said Save the Children, adding that there were temporary roadblocks preventing residents from leaving or entering Hodeida.

One of the biggest hospitals in Hodeida, Al-Thawra, is now only metres away from an active frontline, said International Committee of the Red Cross spokeswoman Mirella Hodeib, speaking from the Yemeni capital.

Save the Children UK



Suicides Among Japanese Young People Hit 30-Year High "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In the fiscal year 2016/7 up to March, 250 children from elementary to high school age were recorded as having taken their own lives. The number is five more than last year, and the highest it has been since 1986.

Concerns the children had reported included family problems, worrying about their futures and bullying. But schools said the reasons behind about 140 of the deaths are unknown as the students did not leave a note. Most of those who took their lives were of high school age, where Japanese students typically study until they are aged 18.

[...] Overall suicides across Japan fell to about 21,000 in 2017, police say, down from a peak of about 34,500 in 2003.

[...] "The number of suicides of students have stayed high, and that is an alarming issue which should be tackled," education ministry official Noriaki Kitazaki said as the latest figures were released.

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Lightsaber Uses Pogo Pins to Make Assembly a Breeze "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

There was an endless supply of fantastic projects at Supercon this year, but one whose fit and finish really stood out was [Scott]s lightsaber. If you were walking around and saw someone with a very bright RGB device with a chromed-out handle hanging off their belt it was probably this, though it may have been hard to look at directly. On the outside, the saber looks like a well-polished cosplay prop, and it is! But when Scott quickly broke down the device into component pieces it was apparent that extra care had been put into the assembly of the electronics.

Like any good lightsaber replica the blade is lit, and wow is it bright. The construction is fairly simple, its a triplet of WS2812B LED strips back to back on a triangular core, mounted inside a translucent polycarbonate tube with a diffuser. Not especially unusual. But the blade can be popped off the hilt at a moments notice for easy transport and storage, so the strips cant be soldered in. Connectors would have worked, but who wants flying wires when theyre disconnecting their lightsaber blade. The answer? Pogo pins! Scott runs the power, ground, and data lines out of the strips and into a small board with slip ring-style plated rings. On the hilt, there is a matching...


PHOTOS: SSS parades allege killers of Southern Kaduna traditional ruler "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Department of State Security Service (SSS) Kaduna State command has paraded 6 suspected kidnappers and killers of the paramount ruler of the Adara people in the southern part of Kaduna State, the Agwom Adara, Mr. Maiwada Raphael Galadima. The SSS disclosed that they have been trailing about 20 suspects said a manhunt is already []

The post PHOTOS: SSS parades allege killers of Southern Kaduna traditional ruler appeared first on Newtelegraph.


Jueces y magistrados buscan alternativas legales contra reduccin de sueldazos "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Algunos de los jueces y magistrados a los que se les reducira el sueldo por la nueva Ley de Remuneraciones ven distintas incongruencias.   Regeneracin 07 de noviembre de 2018.- Jueces y magistrados federales buscan alternativas legales contra la inminente reduccin de salarios que marca la recin promulgada Ley Federal de Remuneraciones de los Servidores []

La entrada Jueces y magistrados buscan alternativas legales contra reduccin de sueldazos se public primero en Regeneracin.


Democrats Turned Colorado Into A Solid Blue State "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Colorado has long been considered a swing state, but it's really been leaning solidly blue for some time now.


Chinas new J-20 stealth fighter engine a no-show at Zhuhai air show "IndyWatch Feed War"

China leading aviation expo was expected to be showcase for purpose-built WS-15 Emei but performance problems force rethink

PLA relies on Russia for engines for its most advanced stealth fighter

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South China Morning Post

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 07 November, 2018, 9:01pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 08 November, 2018, 12:12am


Crown Prince Launches Saudi Arabias First Nuclear Reactor Same Day Sanctions Hit Iran "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Saudi Nuclear Weapons coup(ZHE)  In but the latest after an insane month of news featuring the kingdom since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the AP reports Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman laid the ceremonial foundation stone for Saudi Arabias first nuclear research reactor on Monday. The site is the first of 16 planned reactor sites to be []


Thermonuclear War Games (Scenario No. 3) Unlearning Sun Tzu "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

IN PROGRESS TIA [September 24, Confidential 10] TNWG [October 22, Confidential 10] Nominated Groups: CJ UUT IGE OCT TML TWM FIRE-EARTH PRESENTATION 110702 Thermonuclear War Games: Unlearning Sun Tzu  The Games were designed and will be supervised by FEWW-UUT. Details available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS. Related Links: Thermonuclear War Games (Scenario No. 2)  Postmortem All Groups []


Beto: If You Believe GOP Vote Flipping Cheated You, Go to Federal Court! Eventually, You'll Still Make a Great Senator "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Beto can't give up in an examination of the possible election fraud in Texas, especially the vote flipping that probably went on. Again, there is so much at stake, and he came to far to abandon us, his supporters, and what might actually have been his real victory, and I don't mean some consolation booby prize about having come so far against such overwhelming odds...


Zionist Settlers Attack School in Occupied West Bank, Injure Seven Students "IndyWatch Feed War"

Zionist Settlers Attack School in Occupied West Bank, Injure Seven Students November 7, 2018 Zionist settlers attacked on Wednesday Auref school in southern Nablus in the occupied West Bank, stoning the students who clashed with them. The clashes between the settlers who were guarded by the Israeli occupation army at the spot and the Palestinian []


Critical Mass: On Tuesday, 3 More States Legalized Weed for Recreational and Medical Use "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


Three more states told the federal government they will no longer obey their tyrannical marijuana laws and legalized the plant in some form, bringing the total of legal states to 32.

The post Critical Mass: On Tuesday, 3 More States Legalized Weed for Recreational and Medical Use appeared first on The Free Thought Project.


GPSS Government Pipelines and Storage System "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

A hugely popular part of Secret Bases updated 7th November 2018 with new information.


Israeli tech helped Saudis kill journalist, Snowden tells Tel Aviv confab "IndyWatch Feed War"

Fugitive NSA leaker lambastes Israels NSO Group as the worst of the worst, is rebuked by former Mossad official who now works in the surveillance industry

Edward Snowden speaks to journalists and invited guests at a Tel Aviv event produced by the Orenstein Hoshen PR agency (Courtesy)

Edward Snowden speaks to journalists and invited guests at a Tel Aviv event produced by the Orenstein Hoshen PR agency (Courtesy)

In a video address Tuesday to a group of Israeli journalists and other guests, fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden slammed Israels burgeoning cyber-surveillance industry, singling out the Herzliya-based company NSO Group for his harshest criticism.

Suggesting a link between the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Saudi use of NSO Groups Pegasus software, Snowden asked the Israeli audience, How is it that we have industries in developed countries using their powers not for saving lives but for making money to such an extent and to such a level of recklessness and irresponsibility that it actually starts costing lives?

Snowden described Israels NSO Group as the worst of the worst of cyber-surveillance companies, and said its entire business is based on the idea of developing digital burglary tools.

Snowden spoke to an invited audience via videolink from Moscow at a Tel Aviv event organized by an Israeli public relations agency Orenstein Hoshen. The audience was composed mainly of journalists along with clients and well-wishers of the PR firm.



While Americans Pretend To Be Oppressed, The Chinese Run Concentration Camps "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Progressives who think America is an oppressive regime need only look to China to see what real oppression looks like and how lucky they really are.


Scoop? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

As discussed on the Open Thread, the BBC really did appear to get a major scoop yesterday.

Some notes were "passed to them" of a step-by-step timeline ('grid') of how the Government might try to sell a Brexit deal to the public and parliament. The Government is denying that it reflects government thinking and is denying its authenticity, but it's a fascinating read nonetheless - and, were it authentic, it would be deeply worrying, as it would prove Government manipulation on a grant scale. Time will tell if any of it still pans out and confirms it. (But if it is genuine, won't it be scrapped now, following the leak?)  

It transpires, though, as so often whenever the BBC claims a scoop, that it wasn't quite the 'BBC exclusive' they implied it to be. Both the Guardian and PR Week make it clear that these 'notes' were leaked to several media outlets, including the Guardian, and not just the BBC. (So why are the BBC so obsessed with claiming 'exclusive' status and with not acknowledging other media outlets?)

Anyhow, as also noted on the Open Thread, it's striking how little use the BBC has made of its 'scoop'. Yes, there have been the US mi...


Rob Van Den Hoven Van Genderen, author of Privacy and Data Protection in the Age of Pervasive Technologies in AI and Robotics, joins our Robotics/AI Board. "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Rob Van Den Hoven Van Genderen, author of "Privacy and Data Protection in the Age of Pervasive Technologies in AI and Robotics", joins our Robotics/AI Board.


Electrical properties of dendrites help explain our brains unique computing power "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

We humans are intelligent, other living species are also intelligent but we build bridges and cars, we describe the universe and develop several languages while other species dont. Well it seems the reason is that: we have a different hardware.

Neurons in human and rat brains carry electrical signals in different ways, scientists find.


Pakistan in the middle of Saudi, Iran and rival pipeline plans "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Iran-Pakistan pipeline could finally be sorted out, much to the benefit of energy-starved Pakistan. The Iranian stretch was finished long ago while the Pakistani sector has been derailed by relentless pressure from Washington.


Lessons Of 2018: Trumpism Won, Progressivism Lost "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Resistance who had actively convinced themselves of the waves existence, were hampered by the economy, by Kavanaugh, and by a challenging map.


CyberGRX challenges market to take a united approach to third-party cyber risk management "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

CyberGRX unveiled an open online community dedicated to increasing cross organizational collaboration between risk professionals and IT teams who are struggling with the inefficiencies created by traditional and siloed approaches to third-party cyber risk management. CyberGRX understands that while the challenges third parties and their customers face may be unique, their goals are the same to create secure ecosystems that keep their businesses running smoothly and effectively. The GRX Community will connect these organizations More

The post CyberGRX challenges market to take a united approach to third-party cyber risk management appeared first on Help Net Security.


Merkel ally Horst Seehofer to resign CSU leadership "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sources close to the Interior Minister spoke told a respected German paper he plans to resign. Seehofers spokesperson has denied the reports.

CSU leader Horst Seehofer in the German parliament (picture-alliance/dpa/S. Stache)

Horst Seehofer, leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkels Bavarian sister party, will resign from his role in the next few day, according to a German media report.

Sources told Die Zeit newspaper that Seehofers decision to leave the helm of the Christian Social Union (CSU) has been influenced by Merkels planned resignation from the leadership of her own party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).

What we know so far

  • Numerous sources close to Seehofer told Die Zeit he plans to step down from the party leadership but wants to stay on as Interior Minister.
  • The Ministers spokesman denied the claims, saying Seehofer has not committed to stepping down from the role.
  • The CSU press office told DW it had no further information.
  • Seehofer later denied reports, calling them a red herring.

Seehofers tenure as CSU leader: Seehofer has been at the helm of the party since 2008. The CSU is the Bavarian sister of Chancellor Angela Merkels CDU, and is part of the German government coalition. Despite the alliance, Seehofer has been a stark critic of Merkel, in particular of her open-doors migration policy.

Increasingly under pressure: The past few months have put Seehofer under increased scrutiny. On the one hand, the CSU performed poorly in last months state election in Bavaria; on the other, there have been increasing disputes with the partys government coalition partners, the CDU and the Social Democrats (SPD). Two big topics of contention: migration policy and Seehofers support of disgraced former intelligence chief Georg Maassen....


The State weaponizes education to create ignorance "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The State weaponizes education to create ignorance

Independent Education: the crisis and the crossroad

by Jon Rappoport

November 7, 2018

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A hundred fifty years ago, at least some Americans recognized that all serious discourse depended on the use of the faculty called Reason.

Formal debate, science, and law all flowed from that source.

A common bond existed in some schools of the day. The student was expected to learn how Reason operates, and for that he was taught the only subject which could lay out, as on a long table, the visible principles: Logic.

This was accepted.

But now, this bond is gone.

The independence engendered by the disciplined study of logic is no longer a desired quality in students.

The classroom, at best, has taken on the appearance of a fact-memorization factory; and we should express grave doubts about the relevance and truth of many of those facts.

A society filled with people who float in the drift of non-logic is a society that declines.

Ideologies that deny individual freedom and independence are welcomed with open arms.

When education becomes so degraded that young students are no longer taught to reason clearly, private citizens have the obligation rebuild that system so the great contribution to Western civilizationlogicis reinstated in its rightful place.

Logic, the key by which true political discourse, science, and law were, in fact, originally developed, must be unearthed.

Logic and reasoning, the capacity to think, the ability to analyze ideasan ability which has been forgotten, which has been a surpassing virtue in every free civilizationmust be restored.

Once a vital thing has been misplaced, buried, and covered over by mindless substitutions, people cannot immediately recognize the original thing has any importance, meaning, or existence.

To declare its importance makes no sense to the crowd. They look bewildered and shake their heads. They search their memories and find nothing.

They prefer to adhere to rumor, gossip, accusation, wild speculation, and fear mongering as the primary means of public discourse and assessment of truth.

These habits light their paths. These reflexes give them some degree of plea...


Favoured Merkel successor vows to pursue chancellors path "IndyWatch Feed War"

German Chancellor Angela Merkels favoured successor, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Wednesday presented herself as a moderate continuity candidate, refraining from criticism or bold new vision statements.

The 56-year-old usually dubbed AKK or mini-Merkel is running in December to take over as head of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) while Merkel hopes to serve out her government term as chancellor through to 2021.

While two other top candidates have criticised Merkels liberal immigration policy of years past and vowed to return the CDU to its conservative roots, AKK has signalled she will stick with a centrist stance.

At a press conference in Berlin, the former state premier of tiny Saarland said that new leaders stand on the shoulders of those who came before them.

She said an era is ending and a new chapter is beginning but was careful to refrain from signalling any bold policy changes.

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is congratulated by Angela Merkel (Reuters/H. Hanschke)

A poll published on Monday showed more than 60 percent of CDU members favour sticking to Merkels centrist line.

Sounding much like the incumbent, AKK said her priorities were to maintain prosperity and the good life, to safeguard public security, and to boost social inclusion so that all citizens can feel at home.

She also refrained from challenging the other top candidates corporate lawyer Friedrich Merz and Health Minister Jens Spahn saying: I am not campaigning but rather presenting an offer and pledging to include them in her team if she wins.

The biggest change AKK, currently the CDUs general secretary, promised was to improve the internal dynamics of a party that has been mocked for its lack of debate and internal democracy under Mutti (Mummy) Merkel.

At the height of Merkels power, when she regularly won support in the high 90 percent range at party congresses, the CDU was sometimes mocked as the association for the reelection of the chancellor.

Kramp-Karrenbauer promised that in future the CDUs big decisions would trickle up from the party base via its block of lawmakers and into the government, rather than the other way around.


See also:

Merkel taps possible successor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as next CDU secretary general



Corneas Could Be the First Mainstream Application of Bioprinting "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The startup Precise Bio says it can replace donated eyes with 3D-printed corneas

Heres a futuristic problem that may not have occurred to you: If self-driving cars really catch on and the number of traffic fatalities plunges, so will the number of organs available for transplant. Currently, about 20 percent of donated organs come from people who die in car accidents. 

Luckily, theres a futuristic solution: 3D-printed organs. This technology is far from ready for the clinic, as researchers are still trying to figure out how to print out complex tissue structures with blood vessels and nerves. But for one early indicator of progress in this field, look to the eye. 

Precise Bio, a North Carolina-based startup founded by several professors at the renowned Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, is working on bioprinting tissues for a variety of medical applications. The company just announced that its first products will be for the eyestarting with a human cornea suitable for transplantation. We plan to put our printers in eye banks, says Precise Bio CEO Aryeh Batt.

Bioprinters are a specialized type of 3D printers. Instead of putting down layers of plastic or metal to gradually build a structure, they put down layers of cells and biocompatible materials to build tissue.

Precise Bio's printer. Photo: Precise Bio Precise Bio's bioprinter uses a technique called laser-induced forward transfer to propel droplets of bioinks onto a Petri dish or slide.

In an exclusive interview with IEEE Spectrum, Batt says that his company is aiming high, and wants to eventually overhaul the whole organ transplant system. Physicians can use tissues that are printed, not taken from donors, he says. The companys bioprinters could fabricate tissues with consistent specs, or they could print custom tissues to meet a patients needs. Its a manufacturing process, says Batt. Either way, it would be a departure from todays morbid luck-of-the-draw system.

Bioprinting is a hot area of research, wit...



Irish PM sees fading chance of Brexit deal in November "IndyWatch Feed War"

The chances of sealing a deal on Britains withdrawal from the European Union this month are receding, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday, and the EUs Brexit negotiator called on Britain to make decisive choices.

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Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar

EU sources have also told Reuters the bloc would need to see a breakthrough on Brexit within a week if its leaders were to endorse any deal with Britain this month.

The leaders had previously penciled in a summit for mid-November to sign off on a deal with London. Negotiators from both sides, however, remain at odds over ways to guarantee there is no return of border controls on the frontier between Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland.

I do think that, with every day that passes, the possibility of having a special summit in November becomes less likely, Varadkar told reporters after meeting Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila.

But we do have one scheduled for the 13th, 14th of December, so not getting it done in November doesnt mean we cant get it done in the first two weeks of December. But I think beyond that youre into the New Year, which I think wouldnt be a good thing.

EU negotiator Michel Barnier, who also met Sipila, said it was impossible to say when the divorce talks would conclude, adding that there would be no deal without a solid fix for the Irish border.

We are not there yet. The clock is ticking. The choices need to be made now on the UK side, he told reporters. There are still important issues outstanding.

Brussels has proposed a backstop arrangement as part of the withdrawal agreement that would ensure an open border by keeping Northern Ireland inside the EU customs union and large parts of the single market. Britain has complained this would create a border in the Irish Sea between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom.

Without a backstop there will be no deal. It is as simple as that, Barnier said. (It is) clear that more work is needed in Brexit negotiations. We remain determined to reach a deal.

Varadkar spoke to British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday, agreeing that any backstop should be temporary. May also told him that there would need to be a mechanism to end it.

On Wednesday, May also spoke to the chairman of EU summits, Donald Tusk, to discuss the next steps. EU envoys in Brussels will get an update on Friday and then ministers from the 27 states staying in the bloc after Brexit are due to me...



New Dawn FM News

The Bougainville Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner, FRANCIS TOKURA says that Bougainville Police Station holding cells do not have facilities for women, juveniles and mentally affected remandees.
He said that there are only two Police Stations that were built based on station standards that is Arawa and Buka whilst the Buin Police Station was built for Police presence only.
The Commander made these remarks when presenting Police status reports during the Court Users forum in Buka yesterday.
He said that the Police holding cells were built for holding fresh cases awaiting court appearances and not for holding convicted cases by the District and the National courts.
Commander TOKURA said that the job of looking after these prisoners is the job for the Correctional Services Department but because of the problems currently being experienced at the BEKUT jail Police have been forced to look after these convicts and remandees.
He gave figures of the current convicts and remandees being held in Police holding cells throughout Bougainville.
The Commander told the Court Users forum to find ways of easing this situation that has accumulated over the years and is getting from bad to worse.


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Linh Dinhs view from Vietnam: Disruptive Uncle Sam, Rising Eurasia and Murky Pittsburgh "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Linh Dinh, one of Americas best writers, is no longer in America. Why not? Well, youd have to ask him. I gather that his promising mainstream literary career got torpedoed when he started telling too much truth about 9/11 and other taboo subjects. This may have augmented his already dim view of todays USA. Anyway, []


The Dark Side of the Bioeconomy: Climate Catastrophe, Forest Destruction, and Human Rights Abuses "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The Dark Side of the Bioeconomy: Climate Catastrophe, Forest Destruction, and Human Rights Abuses Over 115 Organisations from 40 countries hold day of action to reject the BioFuture Platform   (November 7, 2018) An international coalition of more than 120 organisations from 40 countries today warns that the rapid global growth of the so-called []

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From OCD to depression to anxiety, learn how inositol can prevent many mental health disorders "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Having a clean bill of health doesnt just mean that a person is physically fit. It also includes whether his mental health is in check, which is something that a lot of people dont regularly think about, and an issue that affects over three in four employees in the U.S., according to a recent survey by the American Health Association.

Its not limited to workplaces: On average, nearly 44 million American adults experience mental illness each year, which makes it a growing cause of concern for everyone. It also makes the need for natural options to treat the condition that much important, given the adverse effects that certain medications have, which range from worsening of symptoms to even thoughts of suicide.

Scientists have looked at one particular supplement, inositol, given its efficacy in treating these conditions, and in some cases, even better than prescription drugs. Inositol is a natural supplement known for its ability to relieve anxiety, binge-eating, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS) in women. The substance, which was once known as vitamin B8, is found in high concentrations in the brain, where it helps regulate important chemicals associated with mood, including serotonin and dopamine. In a recent study, researchers have found that people with conditions such as anxiety, compulsive disorders, and depression have lower levels of inositol in their brains. In fact, other major neurotransmitters depend on inositol to relay messages, making it a key component in a lot of chemical systems in a persons brain, including the ability to handle stress, learning and cognition, mood, productivity, sleep, and addiction.

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Trudeaus Warm Welcome To The White Helmets Is Highly Hypocritical "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Andrew KORYBKO Oriental Review 07/11/2018 Canada has accepted over 100 so-called White Helmets from Syria. Popularly described as neutral civilian volunteers and humanitarian rescuers, this organization was proven by investigative journalists Vanessa Beeley and Eva Bartlett to be linked to terrorist groups, which makes Canadas rolling out of the red carpet for []


U.S. Stocks Gain After Midterms "IndyWatch Feed War"

Election results remove one source of angst, as a split Congress will make radical policy changes less likely, analysts say

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U.S. stocks extended a recent rebound Wednesday as investors weighed a congressional power divide and looked ahead to signals about interest-rate and trade policies.

The S&P 500 rose 0.8%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 134 points, or 0.5%, to 25769. Both indexes were on track for their sixth advance in the past seven sessions. The Dow is about 4% below its recent record, while the S&P 500 is 5% off its September peak.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite climbed 1.2% Wednesday.

Anxiety about the health of the global economy and rising rates pulled major indexes off recent all-time highs last month with investors eyeing several sources of uncertainty heading into the end of the year.

But analysts said Tues...



New Dawn FM News
The Office of the Port Moresby Geo hazard Observatory, UNDP Risk Management sector and the Bougainville Disaster Office will be organizing an exercise for the people of Buka and Sohano island on how they can save lives if a Tsunami strikes in the future.
Details of this drill will be released from these offices once preparatory work has been completed.
This afternoon an officer from the Port Moresby Geo hazard Observatory, FELIX TARANU and PHILOMINA EMILIO from the UNDP Disaster Risk Management sector project arrived in Buka to help the Buka disaster office prepare for this drill.
They told New Dawn FM this afternoon that it was very important for the residents of Sohano and Buka town to know and prepare for any such emergencies that could strike without warnings.
Felix Taranu also gave three signs that happens when a tsunami is about to hit a certain location.
He said that the first sign is a continuous earthquake which could last more than ten minutes, then, the sea withdraws from the beach and a big whistling sound like a big jet engine taking off.
When that happens you must know where to run for safety.
He said that once the tsunami hits it will hit second and third times and people must wait for more than two hours before they can return home.
Sohano residents are also called on to attend a meeting concerning the tsunami drill at the Sohano Primary School at 2pm tomorrow.




Brief Look At Military Situation In Syria On November 6-7, 2018 (Map Update) "IndyWatch Feed War"

This map provides a general look at the military situation in Syria:

Brief Look At Military Situation In Syria On November 6-7, 2018 (Map Update)

Click to see the full-size image

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Security updates for Wednesday "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (ghostscript), Debian (curl), Fedora (curl, thunderbird, and zchunk), openSUSE (thunderbird), Oracle (389-ds-base, binutils, curl and nss-pem, glusterfs, gnutls, jasper, kernel, krb5, libcdio, libkdcraw, libmspack, libvirt, openssl, ovmf, python, samba, setup, sssd, wget, wpa_supplicant, xerces-c, zsh, and zziplib), Red Hat (xerces-c), SUSE (libarchive and systemd), and Ubuntu (ppp and spamassassin).



New Dawn FM News
The Bougainville Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner FRANCIS TOKURA yesterday released numbers of Convicts and remandees in the three Police holding cells in Buka, Arawa and Buin stating that these cells were overcrowded.
The highest number of convicts are in Buka with 23 fresh cases of which two women are amongst 21 males.
District court remandees total to 20, District court convicted 11,National court remandees 20 and National court convicted 2 bringing the total to 76 altogether.
For Arawa, there are 4 fresh cases of which all four are male.
District court remandees totals to 3 and district court convicted 3 and National Court convicted are also 2.
For Buin Police station, there are four fresh cases of which 3 are women and 1 male.
District Court remandee only one.
Assistant Commissioner, TOKURA also acknowledged the work of the Buka, Arawa and Buin safe houses for looking after women remandees at their facility.
He said this was risky and very dangerous as the safe houses are not for looking after people who are supposed to be in Police cells or even in a Correctional Service facility.



New Dawn FM News
The newly elected PNG Football Federation President, JOHN KAPI NATO and his wife JONNIE PUIA both founders of the HEKARI Football club will be visiting Bougainville at the end of November.
This was announced by the Bougainville Football Federation President, JUSTIN HELELE today.
MR. HELELE said that the two will witness the grand final of the Tsitalato Schools Soccer Competition before returning to Port Moresby on Monday.



Mueller Readies Next Steps for Trump Probe With Uncertainty at DOJ "IndyWatch Feed War"

Special counsel said ready to deliver key findings in probe He may feel added pressure to finish work before bosses change

Special Counsel Robert Mueller, now freed from the constraints of his pre-election quiet period, must decide on the next steps in his high-profile investigation of Russian meddling and the role of President Donald Trump.

But Mueller still faces the prospect of a shake-up in the Justice Departments leadership. Trump has signaled widely that he may replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and the fate of the man supervising Muellers probe, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, also remains unclear.

With that possibility hanging over him, Mueller may feel extra pressure to complete his work as quickly as possible. A replacement for Sessions or Rosenstein could fire him or rein in the probe that Trump regularly denounces as a witch hunt fueled by anti-Trump sentiment in the Justice Department and the FBI.

Mueller is conducting an expansive investigation that includes Russias interference in the 2016 election, whether anyone close to Trump colluded with the Russians and whether the president sought to obstruct justice. Ousting the special prosecutor would probably produce bipartisan protests in Congress, with Democrats opening investigations once they take control of the House in January.

Producing Findings

Mueller is expected to soon produce some investigative findings on collusion and obstruction of justice, according to two U.S. officials with knowledge of the matter who as...


Saudi Arabia Must be Stopped and this Time Perhaps they will be Stopped? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Andre Vltchek
21st Century Wire 

It appears that the KSA has crossed all lines of decency, if there were ever any. 

In the eyes of many in the West, it crossed them not because it has been brutally killing tens of thousands of innocent people in Yemen, not even because it keeps sponsoring terrorists in Syria, (and in fact all over the world), often on behalf of the West. And not even because it is trying to turn its neighboring country, Qatar, from a peninsula into an island.

The crimes against humanity committed by Saudi Arabia are piling up, but the hermit kingdom (it is so hermit that it does not even issue tourist visas, in order to avoid scrutiny) is not facing any sanctions or embargos, with some exceptions like Germany. These are some of the most barbaric crimes committed in modern history, anywhere and by anyone. Executing and then quartering people, amputating their limbs, torturing, bombing civilians.

But for years and decades, all this mattered nothing. Saudi Arabia served faithfully both big business and the political interests of the United Kingdom first, and of the West in general later. That of course includes Israel, with which the House of Saud shares almost a grotesque hatred towards Shia Islam.

And so, no atrocities have been publicly discussed, at least not in the Western mass media or by the European and the US governments, while weapons, worth hundreds of billions of dollars, have been arriving into the KSA, and the oil, that dark sticky curse, kept flowing out.

Was Riyadh enjoying total impunity? Definitely!

But all this may soon stop, because of a one single man, Mr. Jamal Khashoggi or more precisely, because of his alleged tragic, terrifying death behind the walls of the Saudi Consulate in the city of Istanbul.

According to the Turkish authorities, quoted by The New York Times on October 11, 2018:

Fifteen Saudi agents arrived on two charter flights on Oct. 2, the day Mr. Khashoggi disappeared. 

Supposedly, they brutally murdered Mr. Khashoggi, a Saudi citizen, and then they used sawmills to severe his legs and arms from the body.

All this, while Mr. Khashoggis Turkish fianc, Hatice Cengiz...


Este es el sexenio de las facturas falsas y empresas fantasma: Ramrez Cullar "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

El presidente de la Comisin de Presupuesto en la Cmara de Diputados asegur que el mayor nmero de facturas falsas provienen del sector pblico Regeneracin, 7 de noviembre de 2018. Alfonso Ramrez Cullar, el presidente de la Comisin de Presupuesto y Cuenta Pblica en la Cmara de Diputados, dio detalles sobre la propuesta para aumentar []

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Wednesday Wings "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

These pictures and a heart warming story are  from Nightjar:

This isnt just a cute photo series of chicks, its a heartwarming story of the kind you dont expect out of chicken! At least I didnt. To cut two long stories short, we recently had to join two broods of chicks born one month apart. The younger ones had to be taken from their mum the day they hatched, which always breaks my heart to do, but in this case it was for their own good. She wasnt a good mum and their siblings died as a result. So we joined the three survivors with the older chicks, made sure everything was peaceful and they were warming each other at night, and hoped for the best. To our surprise, a few days later, we noticed that one of the older chicks had adopted the three little ones, she was behaving as if she was their mother. Calling them to her side, teaching them how to eat, opening her little wings to warm them. You can see that in the first two photos, the head of a little baby underneath her wing. Shes giving me that look, do NOT even THINK of touching my babies. They follow her around everywhere and she never leaves one behind. Just like a mother hen would, except this hen is only a month old!



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Nightjar, all rights reserved


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US Declares War on Troika of Tyranny Pushing Them Closer to Russia "IndyWatch Feed War"

US Declares War on Troika of Tyranny Pushing Them Closer to Russia The US is going to extend its combat operations the sanctions war aimed at reshaping the world to Latin America. Tough new penalties are planned against the troika of tyranny, consisting of Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua in the very near future. This announcement was []


Laugh all you want at Florida, but at least OUR governor didnt upvote stepmom porn on Twitter "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It really happened: in September 2017, the @tedcruz Twitter account liked a post by @SexuallPosts featuring as the Washington Post oh-so-tastefully phrased it a sectional sofa, the pornographic actress Cory Chase, her fictitious nude stepdaughter, and a very energetic young man.

My initial inclination was to believe that a staffer with Ted Cruz Twitter account clicked on the like button. But after reading his account in his book about the time he was a 26-year-old law clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court, Im willing to believe that he clicked it himself. Back in the 1990s, the Supreme Court justices were deciding whether to regulate internet porn and decided to watch it for themselves. Cruz was present, and his account was a little too lady doth protest too much for me to think hes not into Cory Chases MILFy goodness and accidentally mis-clicked while doing some one-handed surfing.

(Hey, Im a divorc, and I lack the shame required to not tell you that I have passing familiarity with Ms. Chases oeuvre. And before you go looking that up, hoping for something kinky, thats French for the set of ones works.)

The best thing: Cory Chase is miffed that he didnt pay for the video. In an interview with the Huffington Post, she said: I didnt like that he watched it for free.  He pirated that video. He should have paid Reality Kings for a subscription.

Ed. note: Ron DeSantis is still terrible.

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Floridas Election Shows the True Promise of Restoring Voting Rights "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

With the passage of Amendment 4, more than a million people intimately affected by the criminal justice system have become more empowered to shape it.


Syrian War Report November 7, 2018: Turkish Media Claims 7 U.S. Troops Were Captured By ISIS "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

from SouthFront The Kurdish Peoples Protection Units (YPG) reached a deal with ISIS in order to free 7 US soldiers, who had been captured by the terrorists in the province of Deir Ezzor in September, Turkeys state-run Anadolu Agency reported on November 5 citing local sources. According to the report, negotiations on the issue started []


Canola oil is destroying your heart (even if its organic) Heres what to use instead "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Canola oil is a popular food ingredient used mostly for frying and baking that doesnt belong on anyones plate or in any snack bags. Its an ingredient not meant for human consumption and shouldnt be in any preppers pantries! Yet, this cooking oil is touted as a healthy alternative to saturated fats. Sadly, most health food stores are soaked in this oil.

Nope, its not the new enemy of mainstream, coconut oil!


Were talking about

Canola oil.

Canola oil is the darling of the medical community, fast food industry, Big Food and sadly, even health advocates.

Not only is Canola a genetically engineered crop, but it is known to be sprayed with glyphosate the active ingredient in Monsantos toxic weedkiller as a pre-harvest desiccant. That is, a glyphosate formula to dry crops faster for harvest.

But even if the Canola crops werent sprayed with glyphosate, it would still be far too toxic to eat. Even if it werent a GE food, youd want it banished from your diet forever. (By the way, most Canola is genetically engineered.)

Heres why you should banish canola oil forever

Canola oil is like battery acid to your heart.

There is no such thing as a Canola plant or seed, per se. Its actually a variety of rapeseed that was manmade. The name is actually this acronym: Can-O-LA.

It stands for Canada Oil Low (erucic) Acid. Another source says the ola part of the name was based on similar oils like Mazola brand (maize oil).

Chances are, people are more likely to trust something called Canola versus its actual name rapeseed. Like other vegetable oils, its not really based from a vegetable because it comes from a plant seed.

According to the Canola Council, Canola is the worlds only Made in Canada crop. It was developed by researchers from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the University of Manitoba in the 1970s, using traditional plant breeding techniques. In the mid-1990s the plant was genetically engineered to withstand glyphosate herbicide.

When you look on an ingredient list and see organic Canola oil that means the oil was derived from the specially bred rapeseed but not the newer, GMO variety.

Although modern rapeseed (the Canola breed) was specifically bred to be lower in erucic acid (2%), you should know that erucic oil was found to create heart lesions in animal studies. Yet, this oil is constantly touted as heart healthy. The industry...


International Zionism and Satanism Are Indistinguishable "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

An active allegiance to Satan is the political ideology of the United States, Saudi Arabia, and indeed Israel, specifically when it comes to dealing with important issues in the Middle East. The Jamal Khashoggi debacle again makes this very clear. The recent war in Yemen is another example.


The War Press "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I cant tell if the media get handed stories, here, print this or if they actually think about them (or pretend to) and then print the governments talking-points, anyway.

Its certainly hard to figure out what the main stream media is is it the people who keep putting administration boosters on their shows, then calling them out for being liars? Or is it the otherwise-respectable outlets like the New York Times [stderr] that promote the war-partys agenda without question? Or is it just when they lie by omission?

Take this one from CNN [cnn]:

Washington (CNN)A US Navy reconnaissance aircraft flying in international airspace over the Black Sea was intercepted by a Russian fighter jet Monday in an unsafe and unprofessional manner, according to three US defense officials and a statement from the Navy.

During an encounter that lasted a total of 25 minutes, the Russian SU-27 jet passed directly in front of the US EP-3 aircraft at a high speed, the officials said. The US crew reported turbulence following that initial interaction in which the direct pass occurred.

The SU-27 then made a second pass of the US plane and applied its afterburner while conducting a banking maneuver, which is believed to have caused a vibration that was experienced by the American crew.

HAINAN ISLAND, China The EP-3 awaits fuel removal and disassembly at the prepared worksite at Lingshui Airfield

That poor innocent US Navy plane, in international airspace, right in Russias back yard! Did whoever wrote/printed that piece even bother to think about why the Russians might have sent an interceptor up to wave a US Navy reconnaissance plane off? Completely missing is anything about how close the plane was to Russian air-space (which might also be relevant) or anything about what an EP-3 is. Its a signals collection spyplane one of those flying antennas tha...


Minimum Wage: Buhari cannot be trusted Atiku "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has explained why President Muhammadu Buhari cannot be trusted to implement the new minimum wage of N30, 000 the tripartite committee recently pushed forward to the federal government. In a statement issued by his media office, the presidential hopeful said Mr Buhari, who is []

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Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Stacey Abrams Refuses to Concede Georgia Governor's Race, Hoping for Runoff
By Veronica Stracqualursi and Devan Cole
9:55 AM ET, Wed November 7, 2018

Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams is not conceding the Georgia governor's race to Republican candidate Brian Kemp, arguing that the high stakes contest is too close to call with the possibility of a runoff next month.

Kemp is currently ahead of Abrams by nearly 68,000 votes with 99% of precincts reporting, according to CNN election results. But he only has 50.4% of the vote. If neither candidate receives 50%, there will be a runoff in early December.

"I'm here tonight to tell you votes remain to be counted. There's voices that are waiting to be heard," Abrams, who would be the nation's first black female governor, told supporters early Wednesday morning gathered in Atlanta.

Kemp told supporters he is confident of his victory.

"There are votes left to count. But we have a very strong lead. And folks, make no mistake, the math is on our side to win this election," he said.

According to a statement provided to CNN by her campaign, Abrams is holding off on conceding to see if a runoff is possible.

The campaign cited several specific places in the state that could play a role in a scenario to force the runoff, including three of the state's largest counties that "have reported only a portion of the votes that were submitted by early mail" and four other large counties that "have reported exactly 0 votes by mail," according to the campaign. Together, it said, the seven counties "are expected to return a minimum of 77,000 ballots."

"These counties also represent heavily-Democratic leaning constituencies, and the majority of those votes are anticipated to be for Stacey Abrams," the statement read. The campaign also said absentee ballots could make a difference.

"Across our state, folks are opening up the dreams of voters in absentee ballots, and we believe our chance for a stronger Georgia is just within reach," Abrams said Wednesday morning.

Voters rights issues have taken front and center in the the high-profile...


Passing thought "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The lovely Jane Kelly makes me smile. Here she is just now, tweeting:
On BBC Radio 4 Extra now there's Daljit Nagra archive on Isaac Rosenberg, WW1 poet. Wilfred Owen tomorrow. On BBC Radio 4 you can have a play about how terrible the police are to young black men. Those were the days, when you could get a policeman.


INEC displays 1.9m provisional voters register for verification in Sokoto "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has displayed provisional register of 1,910,281 voters at 3,035 polling units across Sokoto State for verification to ensure that credible voters register for 2019 general elections. Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) told newsmen on Wednesday in Sokoto that the register was displayed for community members to []

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Guest post: Combining renewables with direct air capture for net negative emissions "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Jan Wohland is a PhD student at Forschungszentrum Jlich, Dr Dirk Witthaut is a junior professor at Forschungszentrum Jlich, and Dr Carl-Friedrich Schleussner is head of climate science and impacts at Climate Analytics.

The recent special report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has shown that limiting global warming to 1.5C is still within reach, but that it requires rapid and stringent cuts to global CO2 emissions.

Modelling pathways that achieve the Paris Agreement goals rely on swift decarbonisation of the power sector and scaling up of negative emissions an array of techniques to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and store it on land or underground.

However, both tasks have challenges to overcome. Shifting away from fossil fuels and towards renewable electricity requires accommodating the variable nature of, for example, wind and solar power. Negative emissions techniques, meanwhile, face challenges of cost, scale and acceptability before being ramped up.

For example,...


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Defective microphones stalls House of Reps plenary "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Defective microphones thwarted Wednesdays proceeding at the House of Representatives, thereby forcing the house to adjourn plenary to Thursday, Nov. 8. The Speaker of the house, Mr Yakubu Dogara said that the Green Chamber had to halt proceedings as most of the microphones were faulty. Dogara explained that the malfunction was as a result of []

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Michigan: Defense in female genital mutilation case asks judge to dismiss charges, claims law is unconstitutional "IndyWatch Feed War"

The defense is also claiming that the female genital mutilation procedure was no crime, because it is a religious ritual. Theyre trying to make this case into a showdown over the First Amendment: does the freedom of religion grant one the permission to commit other crimes that are allowed by ones religion? We shall see. []


Cartoon eyes, a BBC sandwich-stealing scandal and Trump on the couch "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

This week's All in the Mind marked the programme's 30th anniversary. The dulcet tones of the late Anthony Clare were heard again before its current presenter Claudia Hammond told us how she got involved in the programme. And it can be a very interesting programme, where you learn things like this: 

That if you draw some eyes on something and give people a sense that they are being watched they're less likely to behave badly and more likely to behave well. I think I already knew that, but I certainly didn't know that some hospitals put a couple of cartoon eyes on hand sanitisers as people are more likely to use them than if they haven't got any eyes on. And then Claudia noted that packed lunches were being stolen from fridges at the BBC, so she drew eyes on the paper bags she kept her sandwiches in and no one ever stole them again. (Note for any passing Daily Mail journalists, there may be a story about a sandwich-stealing scandal at the BBC. And you're welcome to it if you want to 'scoop' it!). 

And then it was onto a feature about whether politeness or incivility works best for politicians, and I bet you'll guess who was the almost exclusive focus of this segment? Yep. Except for one mention of ' basket of deplorables' (unattributed), it was the Donald in the dock, or on the psychiatrist's couch, all the way.

The psychologist behind the research, Dr Jeremy Frimer, said he'd actually cried on hearing that Donald Trump had been elected because of his incivility as he feared the Donald's election marked the end of a culture. He's found, however, that politeness pays. Nearly everyone - except a tiny fringe - dislikes President Trump's insulting tweets and name-calling and his popularity with his voters exists despite not because of his incivility, and he'd gain another 2% in the polls if he cut it out. Or so says Dr Frimer.

Happy anniversary, All in the Mind! (he says, politely). 


Spin Battle on Oil Supply and demand Continues "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

China, India, Greece, Italy, Taiwan, Japan, Turkey and South Korea are the eight countries that have been exempted from the US sanctions.


Linux Fu: Pimp Your Pipes "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

One of the best things about working at the Linux (or similar OS) command line is the use of pipes. In simple terms, a pipe takes the output of one command and sends it to the input of another command. You can do a lot with a pipe, but sometimes it is hard to work out the right order for a set of pipes. A common trick is to attack it incrementally. That is, do one command and get it working with the right options and inputs. Then add another command until that works. Keep adding commands and tweaking until you get the final results.

Thats fine, but [akavel] wanted better and used Go to create up an interactive viewer for pipelines.

Pipe Philosophy

Pipes can do a lot. They match in with the original Unix philosophy of making each tool do one thing really well. Pipe is really good at allowing Linux commands to talk to each other. If you want to learn all about pipes, have a look at the Linux Info projects guide. They even talk about why MSDOS pipes were not really pipes at all. (One thing that write up doesnt touch on is the named pipe. Do a man fifo if you want to learn more for now and perhaps that will be the subject of a future Linux Fu.)

This program called up  continuously runs and reruns your pipeline as you make changes to the pipe. This way, every change you make is instantly reflected in the output. Heres the video, heres a quick video which shows off the interactive nature of up.


The GitHub page assumes you know how to install a go program. I tried doing a build but I didnt have a few dependencies. Turns out the easy way to do it was to run this line:

go get -u

This put the executable in ~/go/bin which isnt on my path. You can, of course, copy or link it to some directory thats on your path or add that directory to your path. You could also set an alias, for example. Or, like I did in the video, just specify it every time.


This seems like a neat simple tool. What could be better? Well, I was a little sad that you cant use emacs or vi edit keys on the pipeline, at least not as far as I could tell. This is exactly the kind of thing where you want to back up into the middle and change something. You can use the arrow keys, though, so thats something. I also wished the scrollable window had a search feature like less.

Otherwise, though, theres...


Hugh Fitzgerald: Islam Classes In Germany (Part One) "IndyWatch Feed War"

DORTMUND, Germany It was the second week of Islam class, and the teacher, Mansur Seddiqzai, stood in front of a roomful of Muslim teens and pointed to the sentence on the chalkboard behind him: Islam does not belong to Germany. He scanned the room and asked, Who said this? Hands shot up. The AfD? []


My Time as an ICANN Fellow "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Disclaimer: This post does not reflect the views or policies of SoylentNews Public Benefit Corporation (SN PBC), its staff, or my role as president. The opinions and statements within are my own, Michael Casadevall, and neither I nor SN PBC were financially compensated for this post.

There are times in life where you simply don't know where you will end up. For me, a chance encounter in Puerto Rico lead to a rather interesting series of events. I have spent the previous week (October 20th-26th) attending the ICANN 63rd International Public Meeting. For those who aren't familiar with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), it is essentially the not-for-profit organization that administrates the Internet root zone which forms the linchpin of the modern internet, and allows domain names such as to exist.

As a fellow, I have been working to help advance policy from the perspective of Internet end-users, as well as improving access to the Internet in the form of Internationalized Domain Names. For those less familiar with the technical underpinnings of the Internet, I'll also talk a bit about DNS, and more of the work I am currently in the process of handling at ICANN.

In This Issue

  • DNS - What is it?
  • The Internet Root Zone, Top Level Domains, and Second Level Domains
  • What Is ICANN?
  • The Fellowship Program
  • New Generic Top Level Domains
  • String Contention and Name Collisions
  • Internationalized Domain Names
  • In Closing
  • If You Want To Get Involved
  • Acknowledgements

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Berkeley County Deputy, School Officer Enters Plea Agreement in Sexting Case "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. A former school resource officer and Berkeley County Sheriffs Department deputy may have to register as a sex offender for life as part of a plea agreement.

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Election of 3 Israel critics to Congress is historic, but for far more new Dems commitment to Israel is permanent as the sky "IndyWatch Feed War"

Last nights midterm elections saw a historic opening for critics of Israel. Three women stars of the Democratic Party who have openly criticized Israels human rights record were elected to Congress.

Those stars are Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from Queens/Bronx, Ilhan Omar from Keith Ellisons former district in Minneapolis, and Rashida Tlaib from Detroit. Omar and Tlaib are Muslim and have been highly critical of Israel; Omar called Israel an apartheid state and said once that it has hypnotized the world, though she has disavowed boycott of Israel. Tlaib has called for (are you sitting down?) one, democratic state in Israel and Palestine and for an end to aid for Israel. Ocasio-Cortez also sharply rebuked Israel over the Gaza massacre of May, called it a massacre. She is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, which has endorsed boycott of Israel; but she waffled on her Israel criticism during the general election campaign, even equivocating about the occupation, I may not use the right words.

Still, there can be no question that these women represent a fresh breeze in the Congress, and the voice of the progressive base of the Democratic Party, which is showing more and more solidarity with Palestinian demands for basic rights. Jewish Insider says today there is a fight for the soul of the Democratic Party, with Linda Sarsour calling out progressive Dems for cower-ing to AIPAC, the Israel lobby.

There were two losses by potential Israel critics many on the left had their eyes on. Leslie Cockburn, a journalist and realist on Middle East issues who was accused of anti-Semitism because of her criticisms of the US-Israel relationship, lost in her bid for an open seat in suburban Virginia/Charlottesville, to a Trump-backed businessman and Bigfoot-biographer, Denver Riggleman.

In suburban Philadelphia, Scott Wallace had as chair of a family foundation supported organizations that favor BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions). He was defeated in the Bucks County district by Brian Fitzpatrick, a Republican and former FBI agent.

The elevation of Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, and Tlaib must be seen in the broad context. Republicans are overwhelmingly in favor of Israel-right-or-wrong policy under Trump. And among the other Democratic winners are many Israel-lovers. Including powerhouse Eliot Engel, who...


Michigan: Muslim migrant who stabbed cop while screaming Allahu akbar says hes innocent, rejects plea deal "IndyWatch Feed War"

There is no conceivable way he is not guilty under American law. He stabbed Lt. Neville in plain sight, in a crowded area. He is, however, not guilty of any offense under Islamic law, which allows for jihad violence against Infidels. His earlier refusal to leave his cell for a hearing is an indication that []


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ErdoganUS sanctions on Iran wrong, aimed to unbalance world "IndyWatch Feed War"

Erdogan: US sanctions on Iran wrong, aimed to unbalance world



Turkish president rejects re-imposition of economic sanctions against Iran, saying they are wrong and unfair.

Erdogan: US sanctions on Iran wrong, aimed to unbalance worldErdogan said Turkey imports about 10 billion cubic metres of natural gas from Iran [Evrim Aydin/Anadolu]


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed the new US economic sanctions on Iran, saying that Turkey will not abide as they are aimed at unbalancing the world......


Election results review "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

As I feared, the Trump cult remains strong in the US, strong enough to increase its majority in the US Senate, even as it lost control of the House of Representatives. In Ohio, Republicans won all the statewide elected offices except for incumbent Democratic senator Sherrod Brown who won quite easily. No congressional seats switched parties either, so the status quo in Ohio was retained.

It was not all bad though, as Ryan Grim reports, and his account is worth reading in full.

Democrats, on the back of historic turnout the product of two years of post-Trump grassroots organizing seized control of a House of Representatives that had been meticulously gerrymandered in order to assure that they would never be able to do just that. Democrats also made major gains in state capitals, winning governorships in Kansas, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Maine.

The liberal energy on the ground, when it wasnt canceled out by GOP turnout, gave Democrats full control of state governments in Colorado, New York, Maine, New Mexico, and Illinois. In Minnesota, the state House flipped to blue, as did both the New Hampshire state House and Senate, while Democrats flipped at least 10 seats in the Texas statehouse. The New York win ushered in not just incoming state Sen. Julia Salazar, but also at least a dozen senators backed by the Working Families Party, putting an end to an era of three men in a room rule in Albany.

Major progressive ballot initiatives were approved, too, with the most historic in Florida, where Amendment 4 got well more than the 60 percent it needed in order to restore the right to vote to people convicted of felonies. Elsewhere, voters expanded Medicaid in Idaho, raised the minimum wage in Missouri, and legalized weed in Michigan.

In races for governor, the defeats of Kris Kobach and Scott Walker in Kansas and Wisconsin respectively are worth celebrating. The bad news is that Andrew Gillum lost in Florida and Stacey Abrams is behind in Georgia. And Beto ORourke lost the senate race in Texas to the utterly awful Ted Cruz.

Meanwhile, a record number of women, over 100, have been elected to Congress, which should be celebrated even while noting that they still make up just about 20% of the membership. Some of the winning women were breaking new ground.

Political novice Sharice Davids, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, claimed victory in Kansas and would be the states first Native American Congresswoman and is one of two voted in. Davids is also slated to...


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Kemp and Abrams at Standoff in Georgia Governors Race
By Richard Fausset and Alan Blinder
New York Times
Nov. 7, 2018

ATLANTA Democrats and Republicans entered another bitter phase of the Georgia governors race early Wednesday a standoff with no announced winner and county elections officials scrambling to tally absentee ballots.

Unofficial returns gave Brian Kemp, the Republican nominee and Georgias secretary of state, a lead of about 95,000 votes over Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate, with 99 percent of the states precincts reporting at about 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

But news organizations, defying pressure from Republicans, did not immediately project Mr. Kemp as the winner, and Ms. Abrams would not concede. A runoff remained a possibility, and threatened to intensify the political turmoil that has gripped Georgia.

I want to say this: If I wasnt your first choice, or if you made no choice at all, youre going to have a chance to do a do-over, Ms. Abrams said at the Atlanta hotel where her supporters had gathered to watch election returns.

Republican officials argued that Ms. Abrams had no viable path to a victory that would make her the first black woman elected as governor in any state. Throughout the night in Athens, Ga., Mr. Kemps allies stood on the stage and confidently predicted that he, not Ms. Abrams, would move into the Governors Mansion in January.

There are votes left to count, but we have a very strong lead, Mr. Kemp said when he spoke at about 2:45 a.m. Wednesday. Folks, make no mistake: The math is on our side to win this election.

Although Mr. Kemp stopped just short of declaring victory, the chairman of the Georgia Republican Party, John Watson, left no doubt in his own assessment. We have the votes, and the next governor of Georgia is going to be Brian Kemp, he said.

But with tens of thousands of absentee ballots outstanding and officials still counting votes that were cast on Election Day, especially in the Atlanta-area counties where Ms. Abrams held an edge, Democrats insisted that their nominee could make up enough of the deficit to keep Mr. Kemp from immediate victory.


House Dems Already Have Their List of Trump Scandals to Investigate. Here It Is. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Here comes the flood. With the Democrats having won control of the House of Representatives, President Donald Trump and his crew in the White House and assorted federal agencies can expect to be hit by a wave of investigations and subpoena requests from Capitol Hill.


Kivalina, Estados Unidos: de aqu saldrn los prximos desplazados internos por el cambio climtico "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

La mayora de los habitantes de Kivalina responden dubitativamente a la pregunta de cunto tiempo creen que podrn seguir viviendo en sus casas. Solo Millie Hawley, directora de la oficina de recolocacin de la ciudad, responde contundentemente con un: dos aos. Esta es la realidad a la que se enfrentan los vecinos de esta pequea localidad de Alaska, no saber hasta cundo su hogar ser un lugar seguro.

La ciudad, situada en un arrecife de arena, ejerce de barrera entre el mar Chukchi y la laguna Kivalina, a la cual van a desembocar los ros Wullik y Kivalina, convirtiendo en una isla el atoln. Esta delicada localizacin hace que el enclave habitado sea altamente sensible a la subida del nivel del mar fruto del calentamiento global y el deshielo del rtico.

En la ltima dcada, la perdida de terreno de la ciudad ha sido especialmente evidente. La erosin causada por las tormentas, cada vez ms fuertes; sumado a una subida del nivel del mar, hacen que, por cuestin de supervivencia, se vea ineludible el desplazamiento de la poblacin.

Esta realidad no se plantea de nuevas, la propuesta de recolocar la ciudad al completo lleva proponindose desde los aos 90, pero los avances han sido mnimos. En 2008 el Gobierno estadunidense aprob una ayuda para construir un dique de piedra a lo largo de la costa de Kivalina, el cual ha servido para ralentizar la perdida de terreno de la ciudad frente al ocano, pero ni mucho menos es una solucin al problema.

Desgraciadamente, segn los expertos, lo que est sucediendo en Kivalina dejar de ser un caso aislado para convertirse en comn en muchas otras partes del planeta. Para Kivalina ya no hay vuelta atrs, la recolocacin de la ciudad es la nica salida. Estos habitantes de Alaska se encuentran entre los primeros en sufrir las consecuencias, pero lo que sucede en el rtico afecta a todo el planeta.




Gustavo Jmenez Pons enva carta a AMLO, insiste en comprar el avin presidencial "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

El empresario, Gustavo Jimnez Pons, envi una carta al presidente electo en donde reiter su inters por comprar el avin presidencial y rentar el hangar Regeneracin, 7 de noviembre de 2018. El empresario Gustavo Jimnez Pons, presidente de GBS Air Enterprise, envi una carta al mandatario electo, Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador, en donde le solicit []

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Metro 3 to resume direct connection to/from Athens Airport after outrage "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Athens Metro Line 3 will resume direct connection to/from Athens International Airport in the next few days following an outrage by commuters and travelers who had to change platforms with their luggage at station. Worth noting that the new decision is  taken just seven days after the halting of direct connection went into effect.

Athens Urban Rail Transport Organization (STASY) announced on Wednesday that the direct connection for Metro Line 3  Agia Marina Athens Airport and vice versa will resume in the next days.

Once the direct service resumes, airport train journeys will continue for the entire length of line 3 and passengers will not have to switch trains and platforms at Doukissis Plakentias Station, STASY said in a statement.

The new decision reverses the STASY decision that went into effect on 1. November 2018 and forced travelers to climb and descend stairs with their luggage in order to change platform and catch another Metro from station to the Airport.

Halting the direct connection had the effect that no other public transport means on rail track other than suburban train Proastiakos was available for those wanting to reach downtown Athens.

According to STASY, halting the direct connection to/from Airport was aiming to increase the frequenty of metro schedules between in West Athens and in East Athens during peak hours.

Neither this explanation is convincing nor the one that the Transport Ministry was allegedly not aware of halting the direct connection to/from the Airport.

Citing sources, news agency amna and other media report today that the secretary general of the Infrastructure and Transport Ministry, Thanos Vourdas, sent a letter to the Athens Public Transport Organisation (OASA) and STASY administrations, criticizing the decision and asking for explanations, including whether OASA had approved the changes made by STASY.

PS There is a nice German proverb: too many cooks spoil the broth as every cook adds his own ingredients and if something goes wrong nobody can claim responsibility.

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Native women headed to Congress for first time after historic election "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Sharice Davids in Kansas and Deb Haaland in New Mexico became the first Native women elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.


Intel Linux Graphics Driver Exploring Another Small Power-Savings Optimization "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A new patch-set proposed by one of the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver developers would allow power-savings under load of roughly up to 3%...


Israeli Software Was Used to Track Khashoggi: Snowden "IndyWatch Feed War"

Israeli Software Was Used to Track Khashoggi: Snowden November 7, 2018 US whistleblower Edward Snowden has accused the Israel cyber intelligence firm NSO Group Technologies of selling a digital burglary tool which he claimed had been used to track Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in Istanbul last month, according to the Jerusalem Post. []


INEC begins display of voters register in Borno REC "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Wednesday that it had commenced display of voters register in the 27 Local Government Areas of Borno. The states Resident Electoral Commissioner, Alhaji Muhammad Ibrahim, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri that the commission had also embarked on the distribution of Permanent Voter Cards []

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2019 Polls: NSCDC warns personnel against partisan politics "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Mrs Abosede lsimi, Assistant Commandant General (ACG), in-charge of Zone D, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has warned corps personnel against partisan politics. Addressing officers and men of the Niger command, on Wednesday in Minna, Isimi said the corps would not tolerate any despicable act capable of dragging the reputation of the organisation []

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WATCH: Indiana Police Torture Handcuffed Man as Mayors Cop Son Does Nothing to Stop Them "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


Video of was released this month of officers beating a handcuffed man which has since led to the officers being charged.

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Minnesota: Keith Ellison elected attorney general despite domestic abuse allegations "IndyWatch Feed War"

The far-Left, they are different from you and me. They dont have the same responsibility or accountability. And if theyre Muslim, the blank check is even more readily available. Keith Ellison defeats Doug Wardlow in Minnesota attorney general race, by Stephen Montemayor, Star Tribune, November 7, 2018: Democratic U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison will be Minnesotas []


President Buhari swears in 23 NPC Commissioners, Code of Conduct members "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in 23 National Commissioners of the National Population Commision (NPC) and seven members of the Code of Conduct Bureau including its chairman, Malam Muhammed Isah. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the president performed the exercise shortly before the commencement of the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive []

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25 aos de represin El movimiento kurdo en Alemania "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

El 27 de noviembre de 1978 un pequeo grupo de jvenes estudiantes se junt en la provincia turca Diyarbakr. Todos ellos haban sido politizados en las luchas sociales que surgieron en Turqua a partir del ao 1968, una fecha que tambin en el pas del Bsforo se caracteriz por movilizaciones enormes de la sociedad civil y el deseo colectivo de una ruptura con el estatus quo. Uno de los jvenes fue Abdullah calan con entonces 29 aos de edad, quien despus de haber sido encarcelado por su actividad poltica, comenz a tratar una cuestin que hasta este momento no haba formado parte de los programas de l...


Oh, you want air? And water? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Theres a federal court case, Juliana v. United States, in the works in which the plaintiffs argue that the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness obligates the government to maintain a sustainable, livable atmosphere or, at least, support legislation in good faith that limits how much we can poison it. That sounds like a good idea to me.

The plaintiffs, who include 21 people ranging in age from 11 to 22, allege that the government has violated their constitutional rights to life, liberty and property by failing to prevent dangerous climate change. They are asking the district court to order the federal government to prepare a plan that will ensure the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere falls below 350 parts per million by 2100, down from an average of 405 parts per million in 2017.

How can you argue against that? The Trump administration has a simple defense.

By contrast, the US Department of Justice argues that there is no right to a climate system capable of sustaining human life as the Juliana plaintiffs assert.

That is not the answer I expected. Hemming and hawing about the practicality of limiting greenhouse gasses, sure; endless lying about whether climate change is a temporary phase, or about the desirability of warming up the planet by a few degrees, or claiming that we might be getting a little warmer, but there is no threat to our existenceI could imagine all that coming out of Republicans in the pocket of the fossil fuel industry.

But to announce that they feel no compulsion to provide an environment compatible with life? Thats a new one.


Kano State Govt awards N159m contract for ultra-modern complex at AKTH "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Kano State Government has awarded a contract worth N159 million for the construction of an ultra modern Community Medicine Complex at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) in Kano. This was announced in a statement signed by the Asst. Director, Public Relations of the Hospital, Hajiya Hauwa Abdullahi, which was made available to newsmen in []

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Okorocha vs Ohakim: Court seals 4 banks in Owerri "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The National Industrial Court in Owerri on Wednesday sealed four banks for disregarding its order which was issued in favour of a former Gov. Ikedi Ohakim of Imo. The banks are: Diamond bank Item St.branch, First Bank Plc, Bank road branch, United Bank for Africa (UBA), Mbari St. branch and the branch Union Bank at []

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WATCH: Former Sunray, Texas Police Chief Charged With Murder "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

SODUS, N.Y. The ex-girlfriend of a Sodus homicide victim and her husband have been charged in connection with last months double homicide, Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts announced at

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Newly elected Socialist Muslim Rep. Rashida Tlaib wore Palestinian flag at primary victory celebration "IndyWatch Feed War"

No American flag was in sight. This is History. Watch every second of this. Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian and Muslim American congresswomen, proclaims victory. Share widely, and be inspired. #ElectionNight Khaled Beydoun (@KhaledBeydoun) November 7, 2018 Newly Elected Muslim Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Wore Palestinian Flag at Primary Victory Celebration, by Kristinn Taylor, []


FCC Pushes Carriers to Implement Caller ID Authentication by 2019 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Even if you don't agree with Ajit Pai's stance on some important issues, you might still want to hear about his latest campaign against robocalls. The FCC chairman has demanded (PDF) the adoption of a robust call authentication system to prevent caller ID spoofing, telling American carriers to implement the technology no later than 2019. Pai has sent letters to the CEOs of 14 voice providers to ask them to conjure up concrete plans to adopt the SHAKEN/STIR framework, which would validate legitimate calls across networks before they reach recipients. That would block spam and scam robocalls from going through, so you don't have to be wary of answering calls anymore.

"Combatting illegal robocalls is our top consumer priority at the FCC. That's why we need call authentication to become a reality -- it's the best way to ensure that consumers can answer their phones with confidence. By this time next year, I expect that consumers will begin to see this on their phones," Pai said in a statement.

He asked the carriers about their implementation plans and warned that if it doesn't seem like the call authentication system is on track to get up and running by 2019, the FCC will take action. Pai didn't elaborate on what the FCC will do, but the agency says it "stands ready to ensure widespread deployment to hit this important technological milestone."

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StatCounter web analytics script poisoned to steal Bitcoins "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

StatCounter web analytics script poisoned to steal Bitcoins

Security researchers at ESET discovered that hackers managed to compromise StatCounter and change the analytics script used by hundreds of thousands of websites.


Video: David Wood and Robert Spencer on Asia Bibi vs. Sharia "IndyWatch Feed War"

David Wood and I discuss the shameful recent handling of the Asia Bibi blasphemy case in Pakistan. You can order The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS here.


2 Cops Will Face Civil Rights Trial For Shooting Man Who Became a Paraplegic "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A lawsuit filed by an Atlantic County man who was shot by police and left paralyzed in 2013 can go forward only against two of the three officers who fired

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Eight Lessons From History To Help Make Sense Of Todays Madness "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I learned to peer beyond my political bubble in the early 1980s, first when Ronald Reagan was elected president and destroyed the New Deal coalition in which I was raised and then when Phyllis Schlaflys Stop ERA women indeed stopped the Equal Rights Amendment for women from becoming the law of the land by defeating those of us fighting to win its passage in the Illinois legislature. We needed one more state for the Constitutional Amendment to be enacted, and Illinois was one of three where we had a chance. On the steps of the Springfield, Illinois, capital were white women with lacquered hair wearing skirt suits and beige stockings carrying red Stop ERA signs.


Investigan a otro supuesto asesino serial de Ecatepec "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Otro hombre es investigado como posible asesino serial en Ecatepec, fue detenido el pasado 25 de octubre por descuartizar a una mujer, y se le vincula a dos asesinatos ms.   Regeneracin, 07 de noviembre de 2018.- Hay una ola de asesinos seriales en Ecatepec? Al parecer, las autoridades investigan a otro posible asesino en []

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Fox News Promotes RFID For Medical Purposes Heres Why You Shouldnt Take The Chip "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Aaron Kesel Fox News is pushing RFID chip implants, encouraging people that the tech is safe and good for medical by stating its similar...


Referndum de medio trmino: Estados Unidos a las urnas "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Las elecciones de medio trmino en Estados Unidos suelen significar un referndum al presidente y el partido en el poder. Con regularidad, los resultados se presentan como un voto de castigo a estos primeros con la consecuente ganancia al partido de oposicin. En este ejercicio, el referndum parece evaluar a actores ms all de los que estn en el gobierno.

Para Trump, la renovacin de los 435 miembros de la Cmara de Representantes, y los 30 de 100 escaos del Senado, entre otros muchos cargos, adquiere la categora de prueba sobre la viabilidad de una gestin, cuya punta de lanza no es, para sorpresa de muchos, una economa en expansin, sino la personificacin de un debate identitario, cuyo enemigo son las poblaciones migrantes representadas en una caravana que se encuentra en movimiento en Mxico y que Trump ha elevado a la categora de amenaza a la seguridad de la nacin, para beneplcito de sus bases conservadoras, aquellas que le dieron el triunfo en la eleccin anterior.

Ahora bien, estas elecciones-referndum tambin ponen a prueba al Partido Demcrata, que perdi capacidad de respuesta en los primeros meses posteriores a la victoria republicana, y que en estas elecciones est apostando a dos actores de la mayor relevancia: las mujeres y los jvenes.

Sobre la poblacin femenina, movimientos como MeToo y su presencia masiva como candidatas a diversos puestos de eleccin (476 aspiran a la Cmara de Representantes) ponen a prueba su capacidad de respuesta y organizacin, ms all de sus muy justificadas protestas contra un presidente misgino.

Sobre los jvenes, los antecedentes indican que en estas elecciones suele votar un porcentaje apenas superior al 20%. Las tendencias actuales predicen una asistencia a las urnas de un 100% superior a las legislativas anteriores, lo que es una buena noticia para los demcratas, en la medida en que esta poblacin declara simpatas a este partido. Los movimientos derivados de La Marcha por Nuestras Vidas, originada en la Matanza de Parkland, Florida, pondrn a prueba a una poblacin caracterizada por cierta apata y por su baja participacin.

Finalmente, y con relacin a la migracin, los analistas deben poner atencin a dos estados fronterizos en los cuales se pondr a prueba la narrativa apologista de Trump: California y Arizona.

En el primer estado, se juegan 14 escaos de los cuales ent...


Killer Wyoming Cop Derek Colling Was Fired From LVMPD for Killing Civilians "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

On Sunday, Nov. 4th 2018, it was reported that 39-year-old Robbie Ramirez had been shot to death in Laramie, Wyoming by a deputy from the Albany County Sheriffs Office. Ramirez

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Chinas Empire of Debt "IndyWatch Feed War"


Staggering in its ambition, Chinas globe-spanning Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) aims to spend trillions of dollars on infrastructure financing in Asia, Europe, and Africa over the coming years ahead. Even before BRI, the rising superpower was a leading lender worldwide.

Chinese finance represents a chance for economic rejuvenation in some states. For others, its a shackle that will create unredeemable fiscal burdens in the near future. This model of debt dependency will increase Beijings geopolitical leverage over small and impoverished states, grant favorable access to key resources, and potentially revolutionize the power balance in international forums like the IMF and the UN General Assembly. It will also give Beijing a powerful voice in regional forums, allowing it to influence decision processes from which it would otherwise be excluded, such as ASEAN deliberations on the South China Sea dispute.

This is not a phenomenon that is historically unprecedented. Western countries engaged in a similar lending binge both during and after the Cold War, one that ultimately resulted in undue influence over the domestic and foreign policies of countries in the developing world.



International studies have shown there are already a number of states that are increasingly at risk of debt peonage to China (i.e. countries with large outstanding debts held by Beijing, and whose economies are unlikely to grow at a sustainable enough clip to meet their future debt payments on schedule. These countries include Djibouti, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, the Maldives, Mongolia, Montenegro, Pakistan, and Tajikistan. Then there are other countries such as Nepal or Cambodia, who could easily join this group in the near future due to their growing need for outside finance. This report will cover four countries in particular where Chinas geopolitical ambitions are converging with the BRI and other state-backed lending schemes aimed at expanding Beijings commercial, and by extension geopolitical, outreach....


No deje su felicidad en manos ajenas, evite buscar la aprobacin de los dems "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Tomar las riendas de su vida demanda transitar caminos nuevos para labrarse su propio destino; el vivir buscando la aprobacin de los dems se convierte en un obstculo para alcanzar el objetivo, pues le hace esclavo de los consejos e ideas ajenas. No deje  su felicidad en manos de terceros, asuma riesgos, expngase y escuche su yo interno.

Su felicidad depende de usted

La felicidad debe ser el pilar que sostiene el desarrollo personal, a fin de cuentas este es la finalidad de la existencia humana; cuando buscamos la aprobacin de los dems nos privamos de ser felices, pues cada individuo se siente feliz ante diversas situaciones, lo que bastar para usted, quiz no lo sea para otro.  Es un error estar al beneplcito de los dems, el camino es subjetivo por ende, nadie deber tomar sus decisiones y mucho menos recorrerlo por usted.

La equivocacin de dejarse llevar por los consejos y opiniones ajenas

La independencia no se consigue siguiendo con fe ciega las recomendaciones y puntos de vista de terceros; sern las cadas y equivocaciones las que le sirvan de experiencia para forjar su autosuficiencia, atienda a sus instintos y guese por sus propias capacidades, a veces esas corazonadas son ms acertadas que los consejos de los dems, Confe en s mismo, y ponga a prueba su tenacidad y pasin en pro de alcanzar cada meta.

Rompa el miedo al qu dirn!

Adems de no ser sano, el depender de los dems le limita a volverse una marioneta de quien le controla bajo la ilusin de una supuesta ala protectora que solo le hace dependiente e incapaz de valerse por sus propios miedos mantenindole en una zona de confort que mata su personalidad y autenticidad.

Quiere superarse a nivel personal? entonces esfurcese! en lugar de solaparse tras los dems por el temor al qu dirn, asuma riesgos, en lugar de arrastrar un peso innecesario. Tome sus decisiones sin perjudicar a nadie y ver como poco a poco recuperar la libertad para seguir su camino.

Que el miedo no le paralice

El estar inertes a la aprobacin de terceros ir sumando sentimientos negativos, el rencor y la frustracin se volvern una avalancha que tarde o temprano le aplastar, terminando por culpar a otros de un fracaso del cual slo usted es responsable. El temor a enfrentar la vida por medios propios es una opcin individual, por lo que superarlo no depender de nadie ms.

Cmo saber si estamos sumados en la inercia de otros?...


Deluge of robocalls? Thank Trump and the Republican Congress "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

We are not talking about a zombie apocalypse but the scourge of robocalls, the lifeblood of the telemarketing industry. The direct marketing and scam pests run right through the Federal Trade Commission's Do-Not-Call Registry like a hot knife through butter.


A BBC programme from Jerusalem and you can take part "IndyWatch Feed War"

The BBC television and radio programme Global Questions will be visiting Jerusalem next month.

As the state of Israel celebrates the 70th anniversary of its creation, Global Questions travels to Jerusalem to ask what the next 70 years might bring.

Ever since its birth, Israel has been dominated by conflict with Palestinians and its neighbouring Arab states. Is more conflict inevitable or could there be a lasting peace that allows the next generation to live without war?

The Middle East is awaiting President Trumps much anticipated peace plan billed as the deal of the century. But the Palestinians see Americas Embassy move to Jerusalem as a dangerously provocative gesture.

Global Questions brings together a high-profile panel and an audience of young Pa...


Iconic Palestinian protester shot by Israel says he was deliberately targeted "IndyWatch Feed War"


In an interview with Middle East Eye, Aed Abu Amro says Israel singled him out and that he was defending his homeland


The Evidence Pours In: Poverty Getting Much Worse In America "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

According to the Credit Suisse 2018 Global Wealth Databook, 34 million American adults are among the WORLD'S POOREST 10%. How is that possible? In a word, debt. In more excruciating words: stifling, misery-inducing, deadly amounts of debt for the poorest Americans. And it goes beyond dollars to the "deaths of despair" caused by the stresses of inferior health care coverage, stagnating incomes, and out-of-control inequality. Numerous sources report on the rising debt for the poor half of America, especially for the lowest income group, and largely because of health care and education costs. Since 2008 consumer debt has risen almost 50 percent. The percentage of families with more debt than savings is higher now than at any time since 1962.


EU se divide: demcratas ganan mayora en Cmara Baja y republicanos el Senado "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Donald Trump perdi parcialmente el control en las elecciones intermedias de EU, donde los demcratas retomaron la Cmara de Representantes   Regeneracin, 07 de noviembre de 2018.- Republicanos y demcratas se dividirn los dos principales rganos legislativos de Estados Unidos tras darse a conocer los resultados de las elecciones intermedias, en las que Donald Trump []

La entrada EU se divide: demcratas ganan mayora en Cmara Baja y republicanos el Senado se public primero en Regeneracin.


America will not isolate me from my Islamic duty: Muslim refugee in California joins jihad terror group "IndyWatch Feed War"

Those who call for more stringent policies regarding the vetting and admission of refugees continue to be derided as racist and Islamophobic. Hipster terrorist pleads guilty to traveling to Syria to join precursor to ISIS, by Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune, October 31, 2018 (thanks to Lloyd Billingsley): Hes been dubbed the hipster terrorist for the []


Controversial AI Lie Detectors Coming To EU Airports, Border Crossings "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Several European airports will deploy an AI-powered lie detector at border checkpoints in a trial run of the new technology, reports CNN.  When a passenger approaches customs, they will be asked a series of questions by a "virtual border guard avatar," which will use an Artificial Intelligence to monitor their faces to quickly determine whether they are lying in an effort to reduce congestion.  The avatar will become "more skeptical" and change its tone of voice if it believes a person has lied, before referring suspect passengers to a human guard and allowing those believed to be honest to pass through, said Keeley Crockett of Manchester Metropolitan University in England, who was involved in the project.


Ocasio-Cortez Mekes HER-story as Youngest Female Congress-Elect: Victory Speech "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who just turned 29 in October, is the member-elect of the United States House of Representatives for New York's 14th congressional district, is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.


After Khashoggi Scandal, another Journalist Dies due to Torture at Al Sauds Prison "IndyWatch Feed War"

After Khashoggi Scandal, another Journalist Dies due to Torture at Al Sauds Prison Local Editor Saudi journalist and writer Turki bin Abdulaziz al-Jasser died as a result of torture while in the regime custody as the conservative Saudi Kingdom grapples with an international crisis over the murder of prominent dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The rights []


Robert Spencer in FrontPage: Our New Muslim Representatives "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sharia, corruption, and Jew-hatred come to the House. My latest in FrontPage: As expected, two Muslim women, Rashida Tlaib in Michigan and Ilhan Omar in Minnesota, have been overwhelmingly elected to Congress. The establishment media will celebrate these victories as triumphs of Americas diversity; unfortunately, in reality neither one is worth celebrating. Tlaib is a []


Security Situation In Palestine On November 7, 2018 (Map Update) "IndyWatch Feed War"

This map provides a general look at the security situation in Palestine on November 7, 2018. Israeli Security Forces are preparing for another round of large-scale crackdown on Palestinian protests, which are expected on November 9.

Security Situation In Palestine On November 7, 2018 (Map Update)

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Rbx.Rocks - 24,990 breached accounts "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In August 2018, the Roblox trading site Rbx.Rocks suffered a data breach. The personal data of almost 25k people was impacted by the breach and included names, email addresses and passwords stored as bcrypt hashes. The website has since gone offline with a message stating that "Rbx.Rocks v2.0 is currently under construction".


Is There Really A Militia Caravan Traveling South To Protect US Border From Marching Migrants? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Most media outlets have published as fact claims that vigilante groups incited by Donald Trump are organizing themselves to confront the migrant caravan, but the story appears to be based on little more than an unverified boast. Variously named as armed militias and far right activists, some gun-toting groups have been reported as forming their own caravan in scores of media reports over the weekend, from the Huffington Post to The Hill in the US to international outlets such as the UKs the Sun, Turkeys Anadolu, and Russias Sputnik. The vigilantes are reportedly equipped with military-level tech, and will form units hundreds-strong. They have caused alarm among both local residents afraid that their land will be invaded and the army contingent forced to separate sides.


The Common Sense Analysis of the 2018 Midterm Results "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The 2018 midterm election was dubbed the most important election of its type in American history. I would have to agree with that assessment.

Neither the conservatives, nor the liberals can successfully spin the election results as a major victory for either side. However, on balance, the liberal Democrats can claim a partial victory over the nations conservatives.

The following is an analysis and reaction to the 2018 midterm elections as the results stand at 7AM Eastern.

The Democrats Take Back the House

The most notable victory for the liberals and their Deep State puppet masters (eg George Soros) lies in the fact that the Democrats were successful in retaking the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections. However, the much anticipated blue wave in which some prognosticators, like Matt Drudge, were in extreme error, as they predicted as many as 65 seats  would flip to the Democratic Socialist Party. As of 7AM Eastern, the liberals picked up around 35 seats in the House of Representatives. Conversely, the liberals lost ground in the very important Senate.

By virtue of the fact that the Democrats have won the House we can count on at least one impeachment of Trump attempt in the next two years. Certainly, the economic reforms achieved by Trump over the last two years which have resulted in record low unemployment levels for Blacks, Latinos and women will be somewhat negated by Democrats with an agenda which does not include the economic welfare of their constituents. In short, the political process will be thrown into abject chaos.

The Republicans Retain the Senate

If Trump is re-elected in 2020, he has the ability to flip the Supreme Court to a 7-2 conservative majority. This can negate future extreme legislation b...


Egypt considers banning the burqa as part of its crackdown on Islamic extremism "IndyWatch Feed War"

A government bill prohibiting the veil is being pitched as an effort to fight terrorism. Egypt is discussing a new draft law that would prevent women from wearing a burqa (nikab) in public spaces as part of a government campaign against extremist interpretations of Islam..Ahmad Sharbini, an Egyptian political analyst, told The Media Line that []


A Big Batch Of DRM Feature Updates Line Up Ahead Of Linux 4.21 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

With the Linux 4.20 merge window having ended this past weekend, the first big batch of new feature material to DRM-Next from the "DRM-Misc" area has been submitted for the follow-on Linux 4.21 cycle...


Mixed Bag Midterms: Democrats Take House by Slim Margin, Republicans Increase Lead in Senate "IndyWatch Feed War"

21WIRE | November 7, 2018 Undoubtedly, 2018 saw one of the most hotly contested Midterm contests in living memory. As the final returns trickled in this morning, it seems that check and balances have returned to Washington, sort of. The results are now in. As many pollsters had predicted, the Democratic Party succeeded in flipping []


Native America Women Elected to Congress "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In Kansas, Sharice Davids, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation tribe, and Laguna Pueblo tribe member Deb Haaland in New Mexico became the first two Native Americans elected to Congress.


10,000 priests go from Greek state payroll, 10,000 civil servants come "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The agreement between the State and the Church frees 10,000 jobs for civil servants, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos told reporters during a regular press briefing on Wednesday.

This gives the opportunity to cover these places with the hiring of civil servants to cover needs of the social state, by hiring doctors, teachers and others, Tzanakopoulos said.

An agreement between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and leader of the Greek Orthodox Church Archbishop Ieronymos foresees among others that 10,000 priests lose their status as civil servants.

Their salaries will no longer be paid directly by the state but by a Special Fund to be managed by the Church.

The state will still subsidize the priests salaries with an estimated amount of at least 210 million euros per year.

The decision has triggered an outrage among a large part of Greeces priests who threaten with dynamic protests.

Announcing the (future) hiring of 10,000 doctors, teachers etc even before the Holy Synod approved the Agreement is a clever political move to mute reactions.

The Health and the Education sectors have been severely hit by the austerity measures in the 8 years of bailout agreements with personnel shortages.


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Sudan: Christian converts from Islam arrested, tortured, forced to recant faith "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sudanese officials raided a house church in South Darfur, Sudan on 13 October, arresting 13 Christians and subjected the converts from Islam in the group to a day and night of beating and tortureTen of the Christian converts were later released after reportedly being tortured into recanting their faith. Abuse against Christians and Jews worldwide []


Robert Steele: Has the Deep State Used NATO to Make War with Russia Inevitable? Should President Donald Trump Fire General Scaparotti & Suspend Trident Juncture by 15 November? UPDATE 1: US Sends HUGE Ammunition Shipment to Europe "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Norway, whose Constitution constrains the use of its territory as a base for military operations threatening to Russia, now appears to be the final card to be played by the Deep State using NATO to make war with Russia possible. Exercise Trident Juncture 2018 comes at the end of eighteen other NATO exercises with Eastern European countries and could not be more provocative.

Below is a lengthy essay from an Alert Reader in Norway. In my view, the President should withdraw the USA from NATO, order the immediate removal of all US military personnel and equipment from all Nord...


War On Dissent: Shrinking Space For Protest In The UK "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol) campaigns against police surveillance and the regular smearing of activists and groups as domestic extremists. Writing in 2016, Netpol observed that the government and the police in Britain are in a permanent state of war. This war is fought on a number of fronts apart from the never-ending war on terror, there are also wars on drugs, on urban black youth, on migrants and on alleged extremism, particularly but not exclusively targeting Muslim communities. Every battle, we argued, requires an enemy and these wars are no exception. Not least among those perceived enemies are the political dissenters...


Surveillance cameras can identify everyone by "talking to their cellphones" "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Surveillance cameras will soon be able to identify everyone by talking to their cellphones.

This system basically allows surveillance cameras to talk to the public through their individual phones, Purdue Univeristy doctoral student Siyuan Cao said.

As the above video illustrates, soon no where will be safe from Big Brother's prying eyes.

Purdue University's SIMBA Labs has developed a camera-to-human surveillance program called PHADE otherwise known as Private Human Addressing. The name of this new program, seems appropriate as everyone's privacy will soon phade fade away.  (Pun intended.)

Before I discuss PHADE I would like to point out a few important facts.

Purdue University is also known as "Purdue Homeland Security Institute (PHSI)."   PHSI's mission is to "enhance Homeland Security.and validate Homeland Security technology."

DHS/PHSI also has an entire section devoted to giving threat assessments of K-12 grade students, "we have created a threat assessment tool that schools can use for an all-hazards approach."   You cannot make this stuff up.

PHADE's effect on everyone's privacy cannot be understated.

Forget Facebook and Twitter's massive surveillance program, PHADE will make those programs look trivial due to its sheer size. With the number of cellphone users expected to reach 4.68 billion by next year, PHADE will allow governments to pry into people's lives like never before.

Purdue University's newsroom claims PHADE will protect everyone's privacy by blurring "partial de...


De VS Chanteert Nederland en Shell "IndyWatch Feed War"

De emeritus hoogleraar Kees van der Pijl wees hier al enkele weken geleden op:

Ambassadeur VS: Shell riskeert sancties vanwege Russische gasleiding

Ambassadeur VS: Shell riskeert sancties vanwege Russische gasleiding
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De Amerikaanse ambassadeur, Pete Hoekstra, waarschuwt Nederlandse ondernemingen als Shell, Boskalis en Van Oord dat zij sancties uit de Verenigde Staten lopen door hun medewerking aan een Russische gaspijpleiding.

Dat zegt Hoekstra woensdag in gesprek met radioprogramma De Nieuws BV. De ambassadeur kan niet zeggen of er daadwerkelijk sancties komen, maar hij benadrukt dat de Amerikaanse regering klaarstaat om de beslissing te nemen.

De Amerikaanse president Donald Trump kan deze sancties instellen op basis van een vorige maand getekend besluit, de sanctiewet CAATSA. Met deze wet kan de Amerikaanse overheid onder meer bezittingen en rekeningen van bedrijven of particulieren in de VS bevriezen.

Het gaat specifiek om betrokkenheid van de bedrijven bij de gaspijpleiding Nord Stream II die in de Oostzee wordt gebouwd. De Verenigde Staten zijn tegen de bouw van de pijpleiding.

Bedrijven ondernemen nog geen actie
"Het is enorm belangrijk voor sommige Nederlandse bedrijven. Als er sancties worden opgelegd, zitten ze met allerlei juridische verplichtingen", zegt Hoekstra tegen het radioprogramma. "Maar belangrijker: eerst moeten zij besluiten of ze door willen gaan met Nord Stream, en wanneer zij dat doen heeft dat sowieso gevolgen."

Van Oord en Boskalis volgen de ontwikkelingen en hebben ook afspraken met de klant gemaakt over hoe om te gaan mogelijke sancties. "Wij zien momenteel geen aanleiding om vooruit te lopen op eventuele consequenties", aldus de ondernemingen in een gezamenlijke verklaring. Shell zegt het belangrijk te vinden de verplichtingen als financile investeerder in Nord Stream II na te komen.

Minister St...


The threat of far right terrorism versus jihad terror "IndyWatch Feed War"

Counter-terrorism police in London have arrested two men over concerns about a potential extreme right-wing terrorism plot. There are a couple of reasons why this story is being covered at Jihad Watch, despite being about far-right terrorism. 1. There is a determined effort by the mainstream media and some authorities to overplay the threat of []


Tatiana Clouthier anuncia su nuevo sitio web, dar a conocer actividades "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Tatiana Clouthier anunci que cuenta con su sitio web oficial, dar a conocer sus actividades y su rendicin de cuentas   Regeneracin, 7 de noviembre de 2018. Tatiana Clouthier, vicecoordinadora da la bancada de Morena en la Cmara Diputados, anunci que abri su sitio web oficial en donde se podrn conocer sus actividades como legisladora, []

La entrada Tatiana Clouthier anuncia su nuevo sitio web, dar a conocer actividades se public primero en Regeneracin.


Thank you for standing up for decent work! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The 7th annual Workers Bowl fundraiser wrapped up successfully this past Saturday. Many friends and allies, old and new, came out committed to raising money for programs to support workers in precarious employment. Thank you for raising money that will be used in our leadership education and training programs, as well as internships at the Workers Action Centre. If you didnt get the chance, the Workers Bowl is still open for donations until Friday, November 16. (Tax receipts are available for donations of $10 or more.) You can also help us get the word out to your networks about our awesome decent work leaders like Linda.

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Since Linda graduated from our leadership program, she has become a strong defender of workers rights. As a former daycare worker, she has experienced precarious work, including low wages, safety concerns, lack of benefits, and no paid sick days. When children came in with contagious illnesses because their parents couldnt stay home with them, Linda got sick, too. That meant paying out of her own pocket for medicine while having to stay home without pay. Eventually, she was injured at work, and did not receive compensation from her employer. Not long after, Linda attended a workers...


VirtualBox Guest-to-Host escape 0day and exploit released online "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Independent vulnerability researcher Sergey Zelenyuk has made public a zero-day vulnerability he discovered in VirtualBox, the popular open source virtualization software developed by Oracle. About the vulnerability The vulnerability affects VirtualBox 5.2.20 and earlier, and is present on the default VM configuration. The only requirement is that a network card is Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop (82540EM) and a mode is NAT, Zelenyuk says. Along with the details about the flaw, which allows attackers to escape More

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Sonja van den Ende: The Deep State "IndyWatch Feed War"

Wie het nieuws de afgelopen weken maanden volgt over het midden-oosten, Syri, Palestina, Jemen, Iran, etc..ziet de vertwijfeling van de Zionisten en de deep-State, maar ook het continent Europa en de VS zijn in turmoil.
Afbeeldingsresultaat voor zionisten en deep state in trouble cartoon
Overal op de wereld worden oorlogen uitgevoerd door de deep-state i.s.m. de zionisten. Syri, Irak, Libi, Afghanistan (drugsoorlog), Jemen, sancties op Iran, ook in Afrikaanse landen zoals Mali en Congo en de rest wat ik hier niet genoemd heb. De EU is hard op weg een totalitaire staat te worden, waar het niet om burgers draait, maar om regels, denk maar aan het nepnieuws, oorlog met Rusland, beperking van meningsvrijheid en inperking van journalistieke vrijheden, de waarheid is niet meer gewenst!
De Amerikaanse deep-state, bestaat voor een groot deel (net als Europa), uit de wapenhandel fabrikanten, die verkopen wapens aan vriend en vijand en veroorzaken de oorlogen, waarbij miljoenen mensen om het leven komen! Zover is het gekomen met de mensheid, zij zullen zichzelf inderdaad vernietigen, de trend is gezet, robot en kunstmatige intelligentie!
Wij, de burgers van de EU hebben letterlijk nietsmeer te willen of zeggen. Of het nu om geld gaat, of vrijheid van meningsuiting, stemmen en referendum is een vieswoord geworden. De pers...


Tunisia's deep structural inequality will take generations to unwind "IndyWatch Feed War"

Despite the popular post-revolutionary narrative, the real playing field will remain uneven for the foreseeable future, with large sections of society disadvantaged


A.I. Lie Detectors Being Tested To Replace Human Border Guards "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Nicholas West The future of travel is clearly one where automation will play an increasingly significant role. The biometric roll out is well underway...


Review (Guest): Supernatural What the Bible Teaches About the Unseen World and Why It Matters "IndyWatch Feed War"

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5 Stars Carla Bible as Action Adventure Including Divine Council

We know of the Bible as the story of Gods plan of salvation for mankind. From the first page to the last, we see that he had the end in mind from the very beginning. However, most of the time we see just two parties to the story: the Triune God and mankind, those inhabitants of the third heaven and the first.

However, there is another group that plays the role, the divine council. Part of the group referenced in Ephesians 6:12 which refers to the unseen realm ruled by principalities, two of which are named in a brief reference in Daniel 9. There are a few explicit references to these beings in the Bible along with many references that are implicit.

Without understanding that yes, there is an actual unseen realm and a variety of beings who inhabit it and that some of the words spoken in the Bible are judgments against them, we can completely miss the context of what certain passages are saying.

Dr. Michae...


Gone to Pot- Helping Grayson Perry find his lost artwork "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

An infamous living artist put out a tweet and I realised that he was involved in the same squat as I was in 1994. Grayson Perry had his Pot stolen from the Art House which was built on Claremont Road in a squatted house due for demolition for the M11 Link road.

This was his Tweet

Grayson's lost pot in the background
I realised that I held that pot in my hands and filmed it too. It is in the background of the artist who curated the Art House in this video still from this video. So I am on the hunt to find what happened to it. If anyone has any clues I would love to explore any possible leads.

Undercurrents is an award winning alternative news service producing videos of people taking inspiring actions.

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Tom Sewell & The Lads Society ~versus~ Nathan Sykes & The Australia First Party "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Tom Sewell & The Lads Society For those of you coming in late, Tom Sewell is a 20-something, New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based neo-Nazi activist. With a background in right-wing nationalist politics, Sewell emerged onto the political landscape in April 2015 at Continue reading


Gab is Back "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Why Epik welcomed
This post will summarize why Epik welcomed It will also address why I believe the operators of the site have the right to be online.

So, who the heck is Epik? Never heard of them.

After GoDaddy cut ties following Pittsburgh shooting, Gab back online thanks to Seattle startup
A Seattle startup has inked a deal to host domain registrar services for, the site that was dropped by GoDaddy and other companies in the wake of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.

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Favourite "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

So, according to Nick Robinson, the auditions have already taken place for those seeking to replace David Dimbleby on Question Time. The six applicants were: Nick Robinson, Emily Maitlis, Samira Ahmed, Kirsty Wark, Victoria Derbyshire and Fiona Bruce. Nick doesn't reckon he'll be picked, and I'm pretty sure he'll be right about that as David Dimbleby is bound to regenerate into a woman this time. Nick thinks it will be (and deserves to be) Emily Maitlis. 


Researcher discloses VirtualBox Zero-Day without reporting it to Oracle "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Security expert disclosed the details of a zero-day flaw affecting Oracles VirtualBox virtualization software without waiting for a patch from Oracle

The security expert Sergey Zelenyuk has disclosed the details of a zero-day vulnerability affecting Oracles VirtualBox virtualization software that could be exploited by an attacker to make a guest-to-host escape.

Zelenyuk publicly disclosed the vulnerability without waiting for a patch from Oracle because of his disagreement with [the] contemporary state of infosec, especially of security research and bug bounty.

I like VirtualBox and it has nothing to do with why I publish a 0day vulnerability. The reason is my disagreement with contemporary state of infosec, especially of security research and bug bounty wrote the expert on GitHub.

Im exhausted of the first two, therefore my move is full disclosure. Infosec, please move forward.

VirtualBox Oracle

The vulnerability affects the latest VirtualBox 5.2.20 and prior versions, it can be exploited on any host or guest operating system.

Zelenyuk developed an exploit code that works on default configuration, the only requirement is that a network card is Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop (82540EM) and a mode is NAT.

The expert successfully tested on Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04 x86-64 guests, but he believes the code also works against Windows. Below a video PoC published by Zelenyuk:

Memory corruption bugs are the root cause of the vulnerability that could be exploited by an attacker with root or administrator privileges in a guest to escape to a host ring3. Then the attacker can use existing techniques to escalate privileges to ring 0 via /dev/vboxdrv.

The exploit is Linux kernel module (LKM) to load in a guest OS. The Windows case would require a driver differing from the LKM just by an initialization wrapper and kernel API calls. wrote the expert.



Penguin: Ideas for Gab "IndyWatch Feed War"

Alert Reader from Europe offers the following:

Gab 2.0 (in a 3.0 internet)

Since gab has experienced its infrastructure being removed / demolished. It might benefit from the following tips.

Instead of completely merging with Mastodon. It can instead adopt the underlying infrastructure.

Meaning, the protocols for communicating with Mastodon and its sisters & federation.

Thus: Activitypub, Webfinger, Ostatus, DFRN2

So gab becomes able to use instances and can communicate with other instances and federations.

An initial setup can look something like this:

          3 to 5 gab instances,,,, and so on.

Or other names of choise by the Gab team. The idea is clear. They will all need to be federated(name for linked) with each other to provide a strong cluster acting as a single   social platform.

          This has a downside. Multiple hosting companies...


Muslims, Socialists, Refugee win seats in Congress "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It was an election night full of historic - or HER-storic - firsts for women. Two women became the first Muslims elected to Congress, Minnesota's Ilhan Omar and Michigan's Rashida Tlaib.


Saudi to deport scores of Rohingya refugees against their will to Bangladesh "IndyWatch Feed War"


Rohingya detainees say they can prove their identities to the Saudis with their old Burmese ID cards


A war on dissent? The shrinking space for protest in the #UK "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol) campaigns against police surveillance on political dissent and the regular smearing of activists and groups as domestic extremists. Kevin Blowe explains how the police are closing down the space for protest in the UK.

Originally published by TNI.

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

Writing in 2016, Netpol observed that the government and the police in Britain are in a permanent state of war fought on a number of fronts: apart from the unending war on terror, there are also wars on drugs, on urban black youth, on migrants and on alleged extremism, particularly but not exclusively targeted within Muslim communities.

Every battle, we argued, requires an enemy and these wars are no exception. Not least amongst those perceived enemies are the political dissenters, the campaigners who oppose state coercion and violence and the dehumanising use of highly contested terms like gang member, economic immigrant or domestic extremist. The extraordinary breadth of social and political movements, of all sizes and interests, which have been targeted over the years by UK secret police units is a testament to this. It has been one of the few revelations to emerge from the Undercover Policing Inquiry that has trundled on to little effect since it was set up by the Cameron government in 2015 in the wake of the spycops scandal...


The day after the night before "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

He's back already! I'm guessing he had three hours sleep at most, but you just can't keep some BBC reporters away from their Twitter feeds for long...

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