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Sunday, 11 November


Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Tonga "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Tonga at 08:33 UTC (21:33 LT) on November 10, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 60 km (37 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter...... Read more

Paypal lscht Accounts von Far-Right- und Antifa-Gruppen.The ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Paypal lscht Accounts von Far-Right- und Antifa-Gruppen.

The ban will include the Proud Boys account as well as an account used by its founder, Gavin McInnes, PayPal said. The company is also canceling accounts for Atlanta Antifa, Antifa Sacramento, and the Anti-Fascist Network. PayPal had previously canceled accounts for Antifa Philadelphia, Antifa Arkansas, Belfast Antifa, and Rose City Antifa. The company also canceled an account used by Tommy Robinson, former leader of the far-right group the English Defence League.
Die Reaktion ist wenig berraschend:
In a statement posted to Twitter, Atlanta Antifa decried being banned alongside the far-right group. Our group completely rejects the both sides stance taken by PayPal, the groups organizers wrote, adding that their actions are community self-defense.
Oh ach so, community self-defense! Wo hab ich das schon mal gehrt? Genau! Bei den Far-Right-Leuten, die sich gegen einen angeblichen "white genocide" "verteidigen".


The Billion Dollar Companies In The Business Of Imprisoning Children "IndyWatch Feed War"

Revelations that the United States is conducting widespread detention of immigrant children who were separated from their families at the border sparked national outrage. Reports of the inhumane conditions and treatment drew shocked criticism, and the images of children in cages as well as the recordings of children screaming for their mothers resulted in the majority of the public disapproving of the cruel and unnecessary treatment of immigrants. Much of the criticism has been aimed at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, with rising calls to abolish the agency in its entirety. #AbolishICE has become a movement as people have reacted to the horrific behavior overseen by ICE officials.


Lindsey Graham: After Kavanaugh Fight and Now Broward County, Are Democrats Telling Us Its Anything To Win (Even breaking the law is OK?) "IndyWatch Feed War"

I will not sit idly by while unethical liberals try to steal this election from the people of Florida.

South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham took aim at the vote count confusion taking place in Florida, tweeting on Friday that just like during Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaughs confirmation process Democrats dont allow the law to stand in the way of the desired outcome.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 28: Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) delivers remarks about Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh during a mark up hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 28, 2018 in Washington, DC. The committee agreed to an additional week of investigation into accusations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh before the full Senate votes on his confirmation. A day earlier the committee heard from Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor who who has accused Kavnaugh of sexually assaulting her during a party in 1982 when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC SEPTEMBER 28: Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) delivers remarks about Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh during a mark up hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 28, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Graham began his thread by quoting a tweet from current Gov. (and, for now, Senator-elect) Rick Scott about the ongoing drama along with his own assessment.

He said, When it comes to confirming judges and counting votes, Democrats are amazingly consistent The law is NO obstacle to the outcome they seek.



Hidde J. van Koningsveld. Zonder Dollen: Wees Gewaarschuwd! 3 "IndyWatch Feed War"

Hidde J. van Koningsveld

Zonder dollen: wanneer zet @cafeweltschmerz (ooit een geweldig kanaal) aluhoedje @stanvanhoucke1 eens bij het grofvuil?


Migrating Is An Act Of Resistance: A Report From Mexicos World Social Forum On Migrations "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

While US President Donald Trump and other like-minded political and economic leaders are building walls, migrant activists say they are building bridges. Some 2,000 activists and academics from over 60 countries gathered in Mexico City over the weekend for the 8th World Social Forum on Migrations. The gathering aimed to create a new vision of migration and bring the various movements and organizations together. It was coordinated by MIREDES International and the International Network of Migration and Development, and follows the first Social Forum on Migration in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2005. Migrants are protagonists, not victims was one of the key messages participants and panelists stressed at the forum.


Robert Steele: In Defense of Professor Kees van der Pijl, An Open Letter to the President of the University of Sussex, Professor Adam Tickell "IndyWatch Feed War"

Robert David STEELE Vivas

Dear President & Professor Tickell,

In Re: TEL AVIV A professor who claimed Israelis blew up Twin Towers has prompted a Jewish group to demand the University of Sussex in England strip him of his emeritus status. 

I am a former US spy recommended for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017, I urge you to take this messsage most seriously.

Kees van der Pijl your professor emeritus, is absolutely correct in his assertions with  respect to 9/11 and the role of the Zionists.  What he does not say is that 9/11 started as commercial insurance fraud in 1989 and was quickly converted by Dick Cheney, with the approval of George H. W. Bush, into a future false flag and terrorist event.

You can read the 28 memoranda delivered to President...


Broward Mystery Boxes Tossed Into Trucks After Missed Deadline; Republican Congressman Forcibly Removed While Filming "IndyWatch Feed War"

Now everyone who doesnt want voter fraud is a racist.  Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL)

Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes, gives an update on the progress of ballots that are being counted from the midterm election Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018.

Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes, gives an update on the progress of ballots that are being counted from the midterm election Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Carline Jean South Florida Sun Sentinel

After a Florida Judge ordered Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes to allow for the immediate inspection of tens of thousands of ballots suddenly found after Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson lost to Republican Gov. Rick Scott, Snipes failed to abide by a 7 PM deadline set at the emergency hearing. Instead, workers were filmed by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) shuffling boxes into a truck, before he was forcibly removed by a police officer. 

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U.S. Sanctions On Iran: War In A Different Form "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Sanctions are coming / November 5th reads the foreboding meme Donald Trump published earlier this week on Twitter. The picture used the trademark font and slogan of the Game of Thrones franchise to evoke support for the re-instatement of sanctions on Iran. Trump, as the graphic suggests, represents the honor-bound protagonist defending humanity against the greater evil: allegedly Iran. But what is hidden from this arrogant threat is the fact that it is U.S. imperialism which poses the threat of omnicide to the world. It is the U.S. that recently withdrew from the nuclear disarmament INF treaty, signaling to the world its re-commitment to a nuclear arms race. It is the U.S. that is the largest polluter in the world.


Yoda: Researcher Jailed After Uncovering Deadly Virus Delivered Through Human Vaccines Now Big Pharma and Criminal Disease Center (CDC) Are Monetizing Her Discovery "IndyWatch Feed War"

Researcher Jailed After Uncovering Deadly Virus Delivered Through Human Vaccines

Deep State Comes Knocking

It was not long after the implications from the paper became clear and the Deep State saw the threat that was being posed to the vaccine industry that their powerful mechanisms of cover-up, obfuscation, and deception were activated:

I was fired, jailed, without cause, without hearing, without any civil rights at all, just drug out of my house in shackles one day, on November 18th, 2011, I refused to denounce the data, I refused to say it was a mistake, we have the data, I showed the data, I showed all of the data, and I just refused, they basically said tell everybody you made it all up, and you can go home. And if you dont, well destroy you. And they did.



France: We will NOT Let The US Be Policeman Of The World "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The comments were made by Bruno Le Maire, French economy minister, during an interview with the Financial Times. He claimed: Europe refuses to allow the US to be the trade policeman of the world. President Trump pulled the US out of the nuclear deal Mr Obama signed with Iran in 2015 and has reimposed a range of economic sanctions. He has repeatedly threatened punitive action against any European companies which ignore these sanctions and continue doing business with Iran. Mr Le Maire argued the US measures threaten the EUs economic sovereignty and urged the bloc to affirm our independence.


Erdogan: Khashoggi murder audio exists and has been shared with US and others "IndyWatch Feed War"


In first official acknowledgement that recording exists, Turkish president says it has also been given to UK, Saudi Arabia, France and Germany


Mongoose: Is UNICEF a Satanic Pedophilic Organization That Should Be Expelled from the USA? "IndyWatch Feed War"


Inside UNICEFs Bizarre 2018 Masquerade Ball

A look at the creepy symbolism surrounding UNICEFs yearly masquerade ball attended by affluent celebrities and socialites.


Very troubling photographs here is the least troubling.



Twitter gave Saudi Arabia information about journalist; he was arrested and died after torture "IndyWatch Feed War"

Twitter has become insecure for dissidents or critics. Everyone speaks under threat and pressure. Indeed. Foes of jihad terror and Sharia oppression are shadowbanned (as in my case) or have their accounts removed altogether. Clearly, as this story shows, Twitter is on the other side, and increasingly only one point of view is allowed there, []

Saturday, 10 November


European Integration And The Strategic Perspectives Of The Radical Left "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

We all are committed to the values of internationalism and solidarity. Irrespectively of the concrete positions which our member/observer organisations take regarding the historically defined process of European integration we reject the simple-minded ideas, which use migrants and refugees as scape goats for precariousness, housing shortage or the decline of the welfare state. We oppose the securitisation of domestic policies and the militarization of the EU boarders. Some of us may employ the notion cosmopolitism to label their convictions, and others not. However, it is not fathomable how the crucial global problems, climate change and migration could be addressed without a cosmopolitan outlook.


South Asian Asylum Seekers Find Healing And Hope After Sheridan Heartbreak "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Navneet Kaur, from Salem, Ore., was part of a team of 56 to 60 drivers from the Post Detention Respite Network who waited in shifts outside the federal prison in Sheridan to pick up detainees after theyd been released. It shocked me because its not part of the country where people would send detainees, she said. Reflexive action was to jump in and help in whatever way I could. Kaur is a Sikh from Punjab, India, and also provided translation services. She has been in the United States for 18 years, and in Oregon for 15. She is a member of the Sikh Center in Salem, where many of the detainees found shelter following their release.


A Curious Case "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Transcript time coming up (as it's Saturday), but something a bit odd first...

The main interviewee on this week's Newswatch was John Neal, Rob Burley's successor as editor of The Andrew Marr Show talking about the Arron Banks into on The Andrew Marr Show. John Neal is also Rob Burley's successor as editor of Newswatch, so here was the editor of Newswatch being interviewed on Newswatch. 

That's not unprecedented. Exactly the same thing happened with Rob Burley. 

The curious thing then is what happened to the closing credits, which I thought I'd check out to see if John Neal had got someone else to edit the programme or not. 

Here's what you normally see at the very end of Newswatch. The first example is from two weeks ago:

The second example is from last week:



Thanks To Anti-Religion Lawsuit, This WWI Anniversary Could Be The Last For The Bladensburg Cross "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

There is great poignancy in the timing of the Supreme Courts recent agreement to consider the World War I memorial in Bladensburg, Md. Atheists say all public references to God constitute an illegal mix of church and state.


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

SABC Threatened With Shutdown Over Retrenchment Notice
09 NOV, 2018 - 19:11

JOHANNESBURG. The Communications Workers Union (CWU) has threatened that its members will down tools should the SABC fail to address their concerns over proposed retrenchments by Friday, November 16.

We will give you (SABC) a 48-hour strike notice, and shutdown the broadcaster, said general secretary Aubrey Tshabalala on Friday.

Workers picketed outside SABC offices across the country on Friday, with the main activities held at the head offices in Auckland Park, where a memorandum of demands was handed to the group CEO Madoda Mxakwe.

The list of demands includes:

A speedy digital terrestrial migration process;
An improved funding model for the SABC;
The elimination of consultation firms.

The Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) has accused the SABC of placing profits before the well-being of workers.

We ask that government fully fund the SABC so that it executes its mandateand that proper revenue streams be investigated in order to increase the revenue of the broadcaster, said Bemawu president Hannes du Buisson.

The union also demanded that the SABC withdraw a threat allegedly aimed at workers who participated in Fridays picket.

CWUs Tshabalala addressed the issue in front of group CEO Mxakwe, before workers dispersed and said the matter has been addressed and none of you will be blamed for your presence here.

Tshabalala said he did not understand why a parastatal had even considered retrenching more than half of its freelancers and a third of its permanent workforce, while President Cyril Ramaphosa had committed to creating more jobs, and sustaining existing employment at a recent job summit.

The first thing they did when they (new management) came into office, was to increase their own salaries and look around who to dismiss, he claimed.

The unions say they will not allow the SABC to sack workers and say the broadcaster should rather seek other ways to keep itself afloat.



'Marr' editor John Neal on that Arron Banks interview "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Transcript time (as it's Saturday)..

Here's John Neal, Rob Burley's successor as editor of The Andrew Marr Show - and Newswatch! - being interviewed on Newswatch by Samira Ahmed.

John Neal, editor of Newswatch/The Andrew Marr Show

Samira Ahmed: Well, let's talk about the interview which did take place with John Neal, the editor of The Andrew Marr Show. Why did you decide to interview Arron Banks last Sunday? 
John Neal: Arron Banks made the single biggest donation in British political history to the unofficial Leave campaign, Leave.EU, and on Tuesday the Electoral Commission published a 6-page document which set out questions that it still thinks needs answering about where the money came from that Arron Banks then passed on to Leave.EU, and then on Thursday the National Crime Agency announced they were undertaking a criminal investigation into these details. So on Sunday there was a clear public interest in doing that interview, and it is a news story and we're a news programme and it's an ob...


A Celebration of Killing and Dying "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

November 10th is the 242nd birthday of the United State Marine Corps. It is a time of celebration during which current and former Marines acknowledge the storied history and glorious traditions of the branch of the military in which they so proudly served. I, however, am torn. As a former Marine Corps officer with service []


Artist Henri Farr Documented The Birth Of Military Aviation In World War I "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

How the French artist and accidental aviator introduced people all over the world to the harsh realities faced by service members during World War I.


KDE Frameworks 5.52 Released With KWayland Virtual Desktop Protocol, Spins Down Drives "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

KDE Frameworks 5.52 is now the latest monthly update to this collection of KDE add-on libraries complementing the functionality of Qt5...


Military Situation In Syrias Idlib De-Escalation Zone On November 10, 2018 (Map Update) "IndyWatch Feed War"

While in the Syrian Army has intensified its anti-ISIS operations in the Homs-Deir Ezzor, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and other militant groups have continued their violations of the Ildlib de-escalation agreement in northwestern Syria.

According to recent reports, militants shelled government positions in northern Hama and western Syria causing casualties among Syrian Army personnel and local civilians. Armed groups claimed that this shelling was a response to violations of the ceasefire regime by the Syrian Army.

At the same time, its interesting to note that in their recent shellings of govenrment positions, militants used heavy mortars and rocket launchers. These weapons are set to be withdrawn from the demilitarized zone near Idlib under the agreement backed by Turkey and Russia. So, it seems  the so-called opposition is going to continue violating the agreement and to accuse the Syrian Army of violations. It is not likely that this approach will lead to any kind of de-escalation of the situation in northwestern Syria.

Military Situation In Syria's Idlib De-Escalation Zone On November 10, 2018 (Map Update)

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The post Military Situation In Syrias Idlib De-Escalation Zone On November 10, 2018 (Map Update) appeared first on .


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Closing Postponed "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It's too cold for man or beast.  Last year was pretty brutal, but this morning we woke up to wind chills in the single digits.  While I was prepared to proceed, my first cancellation came in at 6:30 a.m.  I don't really want to be out there this morning by myself cleaning out flower beds, so I made a few calls and woke a few people up and we are going to put the Stoddart Avenue Community Garden to bed tomorrow (Sunday), November 11 at 2 p.m.  

We will be:

         Emptying the rest of the big tank

         Cleaning out the flower beds

         Taking down the sign

         Raking out plots




Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

President Rouhani: New US Sanctions Have No Effect on Iran
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:02AM

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani (C) speaks at the end of a meeting of the heads of the three branches of power in Tehran on November 10, 2018. (Photo by Mehr)

President Hassan Rouhani says the US administration is seeking to exert pressure on the Iranian people through imposing "inappropriate" sanctions that he said would affect their livelihood.

Rouhani made the remarks at the end of a meeting of the heads of the three branches of power in Tehran on Saturday.

He rejected Washington's claim that it is not after putting pressure on the Iranian nation, but rather on the Iranian government and the Islamic establishment.

The claim, Rouhani said, is "totally incorrect and inaccurate, and they (the American officials) have themselves exposed this fact."

He further stressed that the Iranian people were already standing against US sanctions contrary to what Washington expected.

"The Iranian nation have demonstrated their resistance and withstanding and it is clear that the one who is thinking about pressure and oppression against the people is the ruling US administration not the other side," Rouhani said.

"They are the ones who want to negatively affect people's lives and their everyday livelihood through inappropriate and wrong sanctions," he added.

The Iranian chief executive also said that the US had targeted the country's banking system as well as its exports of oil and other goods to hit the Islamic Republic's revenues and its import of basic goods.

However, Rouhnai said, the fresh round of anti-Iran sanctions, which took effect on November 5, "had no impact on the country's economic trend because the US had already used all the weapons at its disposal and had nothing new to use against us."

The US just filled in a long list of sanctions only to have "psychological effect" on the Iranian nation, he noted.

Earlier this week, the administration of US President Donald Trump unleashed a second round of sanctions against Iran. The punitive measures targeted 700 individu...


J Street and New Israel Fund boost jihadists while calling Trump anti-Semitic "IndyWatch Feed War"

Just a week-and-a-half before the massacre in Pittsburgh.Ben-Ami and the senior J Street leadership met with and expressed support for the leaders of the Palestinian Authority (PA) in Ramallah. Among those they met was the PAs Minister of Civil Affairs, Hussein al-Sheikh. As Stephen Flatow reported, before assuming his current position, al-Sheikh was a senior []


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Hudaydah to Be 'Graveyard' for Saudi-led Militants: Houthi
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:53AM

This photo shows buildings destroyed in the  Yemeni port city of Hudaydah.

A senior Houthi official has said Yemen will turn into a "graveyard for aggressors as Saudi-backed militants and mercenaries continued with a fresh push to occupy the port city of Hudaydah. 

Our people, with their full-scale defense of Hudaydah, once again have proved that Yemen will be a graveyard for the aggressors, Mohammed Abdulsalam said in a tweet late Friday..

Saudi-backed militants announced on Friday that they had begun a military operation to take over Hudaydah, claiming that they had advanced towards the northern and the western flanks of the port city.

Abdulsalam dismissed the claims, saying the aggressors had already failed to achieve any of their objectives due to the exemplary steadfastness of the Yemeni people.

The American-British-Israeli coalition, along with domestic and foreign mercenaries and terrorists groups, including Daesh and al-Qaeda have failed to achieve any of their objectives after four years of aggression, due to the exemplary steadfastness of the nation, he tweeted.

A statement by militiamen loyal to Yemen's former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi claimed that they were progressing from all fronts. On Saturday, they said they had taken the main hospital in Hudaydah.

Nearly 80 percent of Yemen's commercial imports and practically all UN-supervised humanitarian aid pass through Hudaydah's port.

Yemeni officials say the extent of Saudi-led military aggression has intensified ever since US President Donald Trumps administration demanded a ceasefire.

Chairman of the Supreme Revolutionary Committee of Yemen Mohammed Ali al-Houthi said in an opinion article in The Washington Post on Saturday that the US call for ceasefire was hollow.

The continued escalation of attacks against the port city of Hudaydah in Yemen by the US-Saudi-Emirati coalition confirms that the American calls for a ceasefire are nothing but empty talk, he said.

The recent statements are trying to mislead...


Why Republicans lost the pre-existing conditions war (Hint: Its a myth) "IndyWatch Feed War"

For this weeks elections, Democrats spent considerable resources attacking Republicans for trying to tamper with Affordable Care Act rules that require insurers to cover preexisting conditions. Now that voters have handed Democrats control of the House, ObamaCare supporters claim the election confirms what nearly every public opinion poll finds: The ACAs preexisting-conditions provisions are popular with voters.

By Michael F. Cannon
New York Post



Merkel faces party revolt over UN migration pact "IndyWatch Feed War"

Last January, UN Secretary General Antnio Guterres unveiled his plan to promote mass migration into Europe. He made the claim that mass migration powers economic growth, reduces inequalities and connects diverse societies. The UN Migration Pact is touted as a solution to the migration crisis, but the agenda remains the same: the globalist aim to []


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

US Suspends Refueling Saudi Jets in Deadly Bombing Campaign on Yemen
Sat Nov 10, 2018 08:08AM

The US has stopped providing mid-air refueling for Saudi warplanes in their deadly bombing campaign against Yemen.

The US and Saudi Arabia say they have agreed to end US refueling of Saudi aircraft bombing Yemen but several officials underlined that American training and military assistance will continue.

The decision was announced by Saudi Arabia on Saturday and confirmed by the US, coming at a time of mounting global outcry over the high number of civilian casualties and the murder of Jamal Khoshoggi.

The official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported that Riyadh had itself demanded to stop inflight refueling services by the US military for its warplanes after "consultation" with Washington.

"Recently the kingdom and the coalition has increased its capability to independently conduct inflight refueling in Yemen. As a result, in consultation with the United States, the coalition has requested cessation of support for it's operations in Yemen," the SPA said.

According to Saudi-owned Al Arabiya al-Hadath channel on Saturday, Saudi Arabia has a fleet of 23 planes for refueling operations, including six Airbus 330 MRTT used for Yemen, while the UAE has six of the Airbus planes.

Riyadh also has nine KC-130 Hercules aircraft that can be used, it added.

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis confirmed that the decision to stop refueling was taken in consultation with the US government. "We support the decision by the kingdom of Saudi Arabia," he said.

Several US officials, however, were quick to clarify that the end to refueling would not stop American training and military assistance for the Saudi aggression against Yemen.

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have recently launched a new offensive against Hudaydah, which is a lifeline for millions of Yemenis, after seeing several campaigns to occupy the main port city thwarted by Yemen's Houthis and their allies in the army. 

Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, head of the Houthi supreme revolutionary committee, said US calls for peace and its political posturing are meaningless. 



Baltimore Voters Stand Up To Water Privatization "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

One interesting local victory on Tuesday was a vote by the citizens of Baltimore to amend the citys charter to prohibit the privatization of their water and sewer system. In a rare instance of progressive preemption, the citys voters told private water corporations to leave them alone. Private corporations have been circling Baltimore for years, ramping up efforts to pitch a privatization effort, said Rianna Eckel, an organizer with Food and Water Watch and a member of the coalition that pressed for the charter change. Baltimore has an aging infrastructure and is under pressure from the EPA to upgrade our system. Corporate vultures like water conglomerates Veolia, American Water, and Suez were lobbying to take over the system, with Suez and its Wall Street partner KKR proposing a 50-year lease.


Macron thanks Trump for his solidarity in warm welcome after Twitter slam "IndyWatch Feed War"

French President Emmanuel Macron amicably welcomed President Trump to the French presidential palace on Saturday morning, smiling and shaking hands hours after Trump blasted him on Twitter.

So thanks very much, Donald, for being here. This is our pleasure. And our people are very proud to have you here, Macron told Trump after the men entered the lyse Palace.

I want to thank you here today for your solidarity 100 years ago, and your constant solidarity for precisely our people, Macron said.

Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron wave for the cameras outside the lyse Palace in Paris on 10 November 2018.Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron are meeting for bilateral talks in Paris. EPA photo

President Donald Trump is holding talks with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in Paris, ahead of events marking the end of World War One.

In a courtyard, the men waved to media gathered in the rain. A smiling Macron and straight-faced Trump ignored shouted questions about Trumps Friday night tweet accusing Macron of making very insulting remarks about needing a pan-European military force.

Trumps pointed rebuke was not directly discussed during brief remarks to a small group of reporters inside the building, with the leaders mentioning events commemorating the centennial of World War Is end and issues including trade and terrorism.

Without directly addressing Trumps criticism, Macron responded to a question about the tweet by expressing interest in increased burden sharing among North Atlantic Treaty Organization members, a major emphasis for Trump.

Its unfair to have the European security today being assured just by the United States, and we need a much better burden sharing When President Trump has to protect or to defend one of the states of the United States, he doesnt ask France or Germany, or another government of Europe to finance it, Macron said.

Trump also side-stepped his tweeted slam, saying he and Macron have become very good friends over the last couple of years and have much in common.

Were getting along from the standpoint of fairness, and I want it to be fair. We want to help Europe but it has to be fair. Right now, the burden sharing has been largely on the United States, as the president will say, and he understands that. And he understands that the United States can only do so much, in fairness to the United States, Trump said....


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Syrian Army Units Thwart an Infiltration Attempt Towards Military Posts in Hama Countryside
10 November 2018

Hama, SANA Army units on Saturday thwarted an infiltration attempt by terrorists from Hasraya village towards military posts in the village of Tal al-Melh in the countryside of Meharda in Hama Province, killing many of the terrorists and injuring others.

SANA reporter pointed out that a military unit clashed with a terrorist group affiliated to the so-called al-Ezza Battalions that tried to infiltrate into military posts centered in the lines of Zallin and al-Zallaqiat in the northern countryside of Hama.

The reporter added that many of the terrorists were killed and others got injured while the rest were forced to flee away leaving their weapons behind.

The al-Ezza Battalions terrorists acknowledged on their social media websites the killing of 23 terrorists including the military leader Radi Rajjoub, in addition to injuring others in an ambush at the line of al-Zallaqiat in the northern countryside of Hama.

Rasha Milhem/Mazen


Ed Jewett: The Plan to Take Your Guns Red Flag No Notice Court Orders and Social Media Checks "IndyWatch Feed War"

Home Resident Killed by Maryland Police Trying Confiscate His Guns

Maryland Governor Hogan disregarded veto requests and signed red flag bill (HB 1302) in Spring of 2018. Under that bill as it became law, virtually anyone can ask a law enforcement officer to file an ex parte petition with a state district court judge or commissioner and allege that the gun owner poses an immediate danger to himself/herself or others because (and only because) he or she possesses firearms. If the court issues the order, the police can show up on the doorstep and seize the persons firearms without notice or warning.

Phi Beta Iota: The Democrats and Michael Bloomberg are committed to overturning and undermining the 2nd Amendment by any means necessary.  The top two work-arounds i...


As Julian Assange Faces Crisis, The Media Obsesses Over His Cat "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

While the media focused on Julian Assanges cat rather than his continuing arbitrary detention, evidence shows that Britain worked hard to force his extradition to Sweden where Assange feared he could then be turned over to the U.S., as Stefania Maurizi explains. Lets start with the cat. You never would have thought one of these beloved felines would play a crucial role in the Julian Assange case, would you? And yet look at the latest press coverage. The mainstream medias headlines werent about a man who has been confined to a tiny building in the heart of Europe for the last six years with no end insight, they were about orders from Quito to feed his cat. There you have a man who is at serious risk of being arrested by the UK authorities, extradited to the U.S. and prosecuted for his publications.


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

26 Civilians Killed in New Massacre by US-led Coalition in Deir Ezzor
9 November 2018

Deir Ezzor, SANA Warplanes of the US-led international coalition carried out a new massacre in the town of Hajin, 110 km  to the east of Deir Ezzor City.

Local sources told SANA that over the past few hours, warplanes of the US-led coalition intensified their aggression against Hajin town as they targeted  civilians houses with tens of sorties claiming the lives of at least 26 civilians, some of them women and children, in addition to inuring scores and causing huge damage to the houses.

The sources added that the number of martyrs is likely to rise due to the continued sorties and the difficulty in pulling the wounded out of the rubble, in addition to the critical health condition of many of them.

The sources noted that the coalition shells the civilians houses in the town intentionally under the pretext of targeting Daesh (ISIS) terrorists, indicating that the continued aggression launched by the coalition has displaced hundreds of civilians whose houses have been destroyed.

Ruaa al-Jazaeri


Trump and Macron discuss European security before WWI Centennial "IndyWatch Feed War"

French President Emmanuel Macron is defending his push for more robust European defense in a meeting with President Donald Trump.

As the two men met at the French presidential palace Saturday, Macron called Trump my good friend and even appeared to tap him on the thigh. The two men have had an up-and-down relationship.

Their meeting got off to a tense start after Trump called it insulting that Macron wants a European army. Macron defended the idea, saying Its unfair to have European security today being assured by the U.S.

Thats why I believe we need more European capacities and more defense to take this part of the burden, he said. He says the states in the U.S. dont ask France or Germany or other countries to finance their armies.



Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Western Media Attacks Critics of the White Helmets
Nov 09, 2018

Originally published: True Publica by Rick Sterling (November 3, 2018) 
Crude & Disingenuous Attack

The October 16 issue of NY Review of Books has an article by Janine di Giovani titled Why Assad and Russia Target the White Helmets. The article exemplifies how western media promotes the White Helmets uncritically and attacks those who challenge the myth.

Giovanis article attacks several journalists by name. She singles out Vanessa Beeley and echoes the Guardians characterization of Beeley as the high priestess of Syria propaganda. She does this without challenging a single article or claim by the journalist. She might have acknowledged that Vanessa Beeley has some familiarity with the Middle East; she is the daughter of one of the foremost British Arabists and diplomats including British Ambassador to Egypt. Giovanni might have explored Beeleys research in Syria that revealed the White Helmets founder (British military contractor James LeMesurier) assigned the name Syria Civil Defence despite the fact there is a real Syrian organization by that name that has existed since the 1950s. For the past several years, Beeley has done many on-the-ground reports and investigations in Syria. None of these are challenged by Giovanni. Just days ago Beeley published a report on her visit to the White Helmets headquarters in Deraa.

Giovanni similarly dismisses another alternative journalist, Eva Bartlett. Again, Giovanni ignores the fact that Bartlett has substantial Middle East experience including having lived in Gaza for years. Instead of objectively evaluating the journalistic work of these independent journalists, Giovanni smears their work as disinformation. Presumably that is because their work is published at alternative sites such as 21st Century Wire and Russian media such as RT and Sputnik. Beeley and Bartlett surely would have been happy to have their reports published at the New York Review of Books, Newsweek or other mainstream outlets. But its evident that such reporting is not welcome there. Even Seymour Hersh had to go abroad to have his investigations on Syria published.

The New McCarthyism



Cuckoo and the Consequences of Perpetual Wars "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Brown University has released a new study on the cost in lives of Americas Post-9/11 Wars, in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. The study estimates between 480,000 and 507,000 people were killed in the course of the three conflicts. This includes combatant deaths and civilian deaths in fighting and war violence.


China warns US to avoid islands it claims in South China Sea "IndyWatch Feed War"

China bluntly told the United States to stop sending ships and military aircraft close to islands claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea, during talks Friday that set the stage for a meeting between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping later this month.

The U.S. pushed back, insisting it will continue to fly, sail and operate wherever international law allows. In late September, U.S. and Chinese vessels nearly collided near a disputed reef.

Despite the frank airing of differences at the meeting in Washington of the two nations top diplomats and military chiefs, both sides stressed the need to tamp down tensions, which have flared amid a bitter trade dispute that Trump and Xi are expected to tackle at the Group of 20 summit in Argentina.

The United States is not pursuing a policy of Cold War containment with China, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters following the U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue. Rather we want to ensure that China acts responsibly and fairly in support of security and prosperity of each of our two countries.

The talks were due to be held in Beijing last month but were postponed after Washington announced new arms sales to Taiwan, and after a Chinese destroyer came close to the USS Decatur in late September in what the U.S. Navy called an unsafe and unprofessional maneuver. Beijing has sweeping but disputed sovereignty claims in the area.


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Lesson of Brazil
Nov 09, 2018
by Eds.

Originally published: Socialist Project by Pierre Beaudet (November 6, 2018) 

The catastropheexpected and foreseeablehas happened. This immense country, with its 200 million inhabitants, is now in darkness. At best, it will take a decade or two to emerge.

It is of course very early to predict what will happen, but the election of the fascist Jair Bolsonaro raises two possibilities. The optimists, if one can put it that way, think that a kind of Colombian-style regime will emerge: authoritarian, militarized, using targeted repression against certain sectors of the popular movement with the consent if not support of a vast sector of the middle and popular classes. In Colombia, under lvaro Uribes rule, the state was reinforced and restabilized, benefiting from the militarist excesses of the FARC. Today, Colombia emerges as a small regional power with a faade of democracy, a fragmented opposition, and a solid alliance between the various reactionary factions, not to mention the unfailing support of the United States. In that country they assassinate, kidnap, destroy the opposition, but they leave it a small place in a well-organized system that rules out any change. Has history come to an end in Colombia? Of course not, it never does. Also, Brazil is not Colombia. The popular movement did not become militarized. It still enjoys broad electoral support (45% of the votes), foundations in the institutions, states (provinces) and municipalities. All that cannot be destroyed overnight. However

The Pessimistic Scenario

Bolsonaro expresses the hope of sectors that are truly fascist, not only authoritarian. The president-elect said it himself, he wants to exterminate the left. Which could mean several things, such as a purge of the public service, education and the cultural milieu, as the Turkish dictator has done in his own way. But there is worse yet. In the Brazilian case it will be necessary to break vast popular movements, including in the first place the powerful landless peasants movement, the MST. For three decades this movement has sunk roots in various rural sectors, with an organized network of esta...


Part 3: The Israel Lobby in the U.S. "IndyWatch Feed War"

Censored Al Jazeera documentary exposing the Israel lobby in the U.S. (part 1 of 4). The documentary was never broadcast by Al Jazeera due to pressure from some Jewish groups and individuals. It was eventually leaked to a few groups, which posted some short clips. On 2 November the first two parts finally became available to the public. For more information see here. For information on pro-Israel influence on U.S. Congressional candidates. For a full list of the Israel lobby in the U.S. More information and additional documentaries on the Israel lobby can be here.

See Part 1 and Part 2.


Tons of garbage from South Korea reportedly shipped to the Philippines Corrupt Bureau of Customs "IndyWatch Feed War"

MANILA, Philippines Tons of garbage from South Korea were reportedly shipped to the Philippines.

According to a November 10 report by ABS-CBN News, a trash-loaded ship from South Korea arrived at Mindanao International Container Terminal last July.

Based on documents obtained by Customs officials, South Korean company Verde Soko Philippines Industrial Corporation was the consignee of the shipment, which was incorrectly declared as plastic synthetic flakes.

A representative of Verde Soko Philippines declined to discuss why the shipped items were wrongly declared.

A representative of Verde Soko Philippines declined to discuss why the shipped items were wrongly declared.

In 2013, Valenzuela-based company Chronic Plastics Inc. imported more than 50 containers with waste from Canada, worrying environment groups who fear that the shipment might contain toxic materials.

More than half or 29 of the containers with trash were dumped in a landfill in Tarlac.

In 2017, the Bureau of Customs has also called on a South Korean shipper to take back some 5,000 metric tons of suspected garbage that was dumped in Mandaue City in Cebu.  Ian Nicolas Cigaral



Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Colorado Abolishes Prison Slavery in Huge Win for Prisoners Rights
November 7, 2018

Colorado voted overwhelmingly in favor of abolishing slavery and forced servitude as punishment for a crime, more than 150 years after the U.S. Constitution ratified the 13th Amendment.

Language still exists to allow forced servitude as punishment in more than a dozen state constitutions, including Nevada, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. Before voters went to the polls in Colorado on Tuesday, the state constitution included a passage that reads: There shall never be in this state either slavery or involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.

Last night, with 95% of Colorado counties reporting results, the anti-slavery measure Amendment A had the support of 65% of voters. It needed just 55% support to become law, the Denver Post reported.

Voters almost passed the measure in 2016 but the language was confusing and many people didnt realize the amendment would abolish slavery, according to Abolish Slavery Colorados co-chair Jumoke Emery, who has organized and campaigned around the issue since 2015. This time around, organizers made sure to clarify the language and raise awareness around the state alongside a coalition of grassroots activists and organizations.

The hope is that this win opens up the door to a larger conversation about what abolition really looks like and can accomplish, Emery told Fortune. Its clear to me, but regardless how people feel about the criminal justice system, the ultimate outcome is that it shouldnt be slavery.

Along with Colorados win for prisoners rights, Florida voters on Tuesday restored voting rights to 1.4 million formerly incarcerated Americans. The two victories might signal a shift in prisoners rights moving forward, thanks in large part to national organizing around the issue.

In August, incarcerated Americans planned a nationwide prison strike to demand an end to prison slavery, among other extensive prison reforms. The wins in Colorado and Florida reflect demands that were made during the 2018 prison strike, and organizing to support the ability of p...


YPG is Turkeys red line in Syria, Erdoan to tell Trump in Paris "IndyWatch Feed War"

President Erdoans visit to Paris for Armistice Day commemorations is expected to see a meeting with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, during which key issues, particularly FET and the YPG, will be discussed

President Recep Tayyip Erdoan will be attending the Armistice Day commemorations this weekend in France where he will also hold a significant bilateral meeting with United States President Donald Trump in an attempt to address various issues.

Image result for President Recep Tayyip Erdoan (R) and U.S. President Donald Trump (L) follow other leaders for a photo shoot during the NATO summit in Brussels, July 11., photos

As the current policies of the U.S. in Syria raise eyebrows in Ankara, the resolution of differences remains a far prospect if the U.S. insists on defending its missteps, particularly over Washingtons support for the PKKs Syria branch and also the Glenist Terror Group (FET). The recent murder of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi is also expected to be one of the key topics in the Erdoan-Trump meeting on the sidelines in Paris. Erdoan and Trump are expected to discuss a wide range of issues that have amassed since their last comprehensive meeting in New York on Sept. 21, 2017.

In his meeting with Trump, Erdoan may first welcome the recent step of the U.S. to put bounties on senior PKK leaders. Yet, he will also clearly underline that Turkey will oppose any attempt by the U.S. to differentiate the PKK from its Syrian affiliate the Peoples Protection Units [YPG], Murat Yeilta, an academic at Ankara Social Science University and director of Security Studies at the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA) said.

He underscored that Erdoan will highlight Turkeys red line in Syria and its expectations from the U.S.

According to the press release from the presidency, Erdoan is expected to hold bilateral talks with some leaders in France. It was highlighted that nearly 100 high-level government officials and leaders will attend the ceremonies which are to be hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron in the capital Paris. The Armistice Day of Nov. 11 marks the end of World War I between the Allies and their opponent, Germany, on land, sea and air in 1918.

Differing perspectives on Syria is one of the urgent issues that the two countries need to resolve. The recent moves by the U.S. in Syria indicates that it believes it can handle its relations with both Turkey and the YPG. Yet, Ankara remains in a clear position when it comes to the YPG and its links with the PKK terrorist...


Pakistan: Free Press Under Fire "IndyWatch Feed War"

ARM-TWISTING tactics and violence against the Pakistani media are not new. In fact, scores of journalists have paid with their lives simply for doing their jobs.

However, it seems that state and non-state actors are apparently applying new tactics to put greater pressure on the media and browbeat it into acquiescence.

On Thursday night, a number of armed men in plain clothes stormed the Karachi Press Club and freely went through the facility.

According to those present, they had arrived at the KPC in a convoy of vehicles accompanied by a police mobile. The intruders pushed aside the clubs watchman and harassed journalists.

Karachi Press Club. File photo
Karachi Press Club. File photo

On Friday, the media fraternity reacted strongly to this unacceptable and unprecedented incursion, while state functionaries also scrambled to express solidarity with journalists.

A senior Sindh government official has said the raid on the press club was based on a misunderstanding. This claim is open to question as the KPC is a well-known landmark.

From all available evidence, it appears that elements within the security apparatus were behind the raid.

It should be stated clearly that such behaviour is totally unacceptable and those behind it must explain themselves. As senior journalists have pointed out, even during the tenures of military strongmen Ayub, Zia and Musharraf   such tactics were not employed by the security establishment.



Washington deeply concerned over Sri Lanka crisis, calls for upholding democratic institutions "IndyWatch Feed War"

In this file photo Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena waves to supporters at a rally in Colombo. AFP
In this file photo Sri Lankas President Maithripala Sirisena waves to supporters at a rally in Colombo. AFP

The US is deeply concerned by news the Sri Lanka parliament will be dissolved, further deepening the political crisis, the US State Department said in a statement on Twitter.


Making Colored Smoke Devices, The Right Way "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Pyrotechnics are fun, and, with the proper precautions taken, safe enough to play with at home (usually). While its typical to purchase fireworks and smoke devices off the shelf, its actually possible to brew these up in a properly stocked home lab. [Tech Ingredients] is here to share the techniques behind producing your own super vibrant colored smoke devices at home.

Producing colored smoke requires a slightly different tack than making a simpler white smoke device. Colored smokes use dyes that are temperature sensitive, and thus the reaction temperature must be controlled carefully. This is achieved by choosing a potassium chlorate oxidiser, and combining it with magnesium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate, which help stop the reaction getting too hot. Sugar is used as the primary fuel, with both lactose and sucrose being fit for purpose. Color is then added with solvent-based dyes, readily sourced online. These are stable at higher temperatures than typical water-based food grade dyes, and thus are the best choice for creating thick, vibrant colored smoke.

[Tech Ingredients] does a great job of explaining both the theory behind the work, as well as the practical considerations necessary to be successful. The video is the result of much experimentation and work off-camera, which shows in the final presentation. If youve been working on your own pyrotechnic creations, be sure to hit up the tips line. Video after the break.

[Thanks to Setvir for the tip!]


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Prosecutors Reviewing, Dismissing Marijuana Cases in Wake of Prop 1
\Christine Ferretti, The Detroit News
11:17 p.m. ET Nov. 8, 2018

Prosecuting agencies in Michigan are reviewing and in some cases already seeking dismissal of lower-level drug cases in light of a voter-approved ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana.

In Oakland County, prosecutors are proceeding as if the law is in effect and tossing pending cases that apply in the district and circuit court systems, said Paul Walton, the county's chief assistant prosecuting attorney.

"We began looking at this a while back," Walton said. "We are going through files now and evaluating those and when appropriate, those charges will be dismissed."

The prosecutor's office does not have a large backlog of marijuana-related cases that are pending review.

Civil possession is not frequently brought in Oakland County, he said. Rather, it's often dealt with as an "add on" charge that accompanies other offenses, including traffic stops in which drugs or concealed weapons are found.

"Any cases submitted to us, we're going to have to review with all the new laws in mind," he said. "There are still ways to violate the marijuana statute."

Doing away with simple misdemeanor possession cases is something Michigan Attorney General-elect Dana Nessel said she's encouraging for county prosecutors in the state.

"I would encourage county prosecutors not to pursue those cases because whats the point? Voters of this state have decided that should be legally appropriate behavior if a person is 21 or over," Nessel told The Detroit News. "I think it's a waste of resources and I don't think it's really benefiting anyone."

Michigan voters on Tuesday passed Proposal 1 with 57 percent approval, making the state the first in the Midwest to legalize recreational marijuana, according to unofficial results.

The initiative will allow adults over the age of 21 to possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and grow up to 12 plants per household. Michigan will become the 10th state to legalize marijuana possession and its use.

With its passage, possession will become legal immediately after the state l...


Sunshine State Showdown "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Now that this campaigns behind us, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) said Tuesday night when he claimed victory in his hotly contested Senate race, thats where were going to leave it.

Not so fast.

Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum (D) and incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D) are gearing up for a recount.

As votes continue to be counted from the southeast of the state, a Democratic stronghold, the margin that Scott holds over Nelson has slowly evaporated. At the time of his victory speech, Scott was projected to win by about 57,000 votes. That lead is now down to 15,000.

As of Friday, Nelson trails Scott by 0.18 percent. In Florida, any race within 0.5 percent triggers an automatic recount. Furthermore, any race within 0.25 percent triggers an automatic recount by hand.

What are the Democrats chances for a close win following the recount? It is unlikely, but possible. Between 2000 and 2015, three of the nations 27 recounts resulted in changed outcomes (Minnesotas Senate race in 2008, Vermonts auditor race in 2006, and Washingtons gubernatorial race in 2004).

However, as Democrats will point out, the average swing of a recount is 0.2 percent, which would be enough to change the outcome in Floridas Senate race. Additionally...


LibreOffice Landing New Custom Widgets Theme, Powered By Cairo "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In an interesting flurry of commits since yesterday, a new custom widgets theme is landing inside this open-source office suite...


David Kirk obituary from WUStL "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

David Kirk

David Kirk. Image from

Washington University in St. Louiss The Source has published an obituary of Dr. David Kirk, who died November 1, by Myra Lopez:

Kirk, who was an active and passionate member of the university community for nearly 50 years, spent a lifetime teaching developmental biology and researching the evolutionary origins of multicellular organisms. He was internationally known for his research on the spherical green alga known as Volvox carteri.

I didnt know that Dr. Kirk was deeply involved in science outreach through partnerships with St. Louis area schools:

He served as a faculty fellow for the ISP [Institute for School Partnership], committing not only his time but his money. He supplied books for the ISPs evolution education book club and facilitated the discussion groups. He also helped lead the annual Darwin Day celebration, and he funded the David and Marilyn Kirk Teacher Fellowship, which supports a local leader in evolution education.

The article links to Dr. Kirks ISP profile, which also makes for an interesting read.


Tiny Robot Drug Delivery Service Into Your Eyes "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The very idea of tiny robotic entities swimming around in your body will make a certain vintage of reader think about the 1987 movie Innerspace, in which a microscopic craft containing Dennis Quaid is injected into the rump of Martin Short.

Well, science fiction is becoming fact, only instead of miniaturized people, researchers are working on a method to deliver medicine with pinpoint accuracy using spiral nanobots 200 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair into the eyeballs of patients.

Drugs to treat eye problems like glaucoma are currently delivered by eye drops, which isnt a perfect method for a number of reasons. The medicine unnecessarily treats the whole eye while it travels to the retina, which is at the back of the eye; also, success relies on the patients to administer drops four times daily. Some other eye illnesses, like diabetic macular degeneration, require drugs to be injected directly into the eyeball a time-consuming, costly procedure, and quite frankly the stuff of many patients nightmares.

Researchers have used 3D nanoscale printers to create nanobots small enough to burrow their way through the dense jelly in the front of the eye called the aqueous humor. A slippery coating is added to the bots to aid their journey, along with tiny bits of metal so the bots can be steered by magnets to exactly where theyre needed.

Initial research on pig eyeballs, where thousands of the bots were injected and steered around the eye, gave positive results. It took 30 minutes for the medicine to hit the retina, which is 10 times faster than treating with eye drops.

This is still...


This News is not fake "IndyWatch Feed War"

Any scanning of the headlines both in standard and critical postings, especially since the 2016 US elections, will suffice. In the interest of brevity, reference is made to almost any pages published concurrent with this remark.

All one of the anonymous speech controllers has to do is introduce some nifty expression and everyone takes it. Inventing such nifty language was once a business known by the sobriquet Madison Avenue. However, this ancient weapon of psychological warfare (against the general population) was industrialized, like mass slaughter, during World War I.1

Now Fake; e.g., fake news seems to be the slogan of the year. This is bizarre considering that most, if not all, so-called news is fabricated; i.e., fake. That means it does not tell anything except what the controlling editors (and ultimately the owners) want to have said.2 The ostensible event need not even have occurred.

In the echo chambers of the Left everyone accuses the Establishment to which they are the logical complement of spreading fake news. This implies that there is news spread which is not fake; i.e., perhaps true, a word to be treated with the greatest of caution.

Fowler3 would certainly have called this vogue language. Propaganda (or public relations/ advertising) does not acquire more substance, nor is there more prec...


Greece arrests 5,633 at airports trying to leave the country with fake ID "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Greek authorities say they have arrested 5,633 people, mostly migrants, so far this year for trying to fly out of the country with forged identity papers with sharp increases in arrests at key airports.

Police said the largest number of arrests was at Iraklion airport on Crete, where 1,511 people were caught compared with 666 in all of 2017.

Another 1,419 were caught at the major tourist airport of Santorini, again way more than last years 426.

Tens of thousands of migrants entering illegally from Turkey and seeking to reach more prosperous European countries have been trapped in Greece since a series of Balkan border closures in 2016.

Despite an agreement between the European Union and Turkey to stem the flow, thousands still reach Greece. via associatedpress


The post Greece arrests 5,633 at airports trying to leave the country with fake ID appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.



Phoronix Apparel Is Now Available From HELLOTUX "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

If you are looking for some Phoronix shirts this holiday season, there are some new options available from HELLOTUX, the clothing vendor where everything is "Made on Linux, powered by Linux, for us, Linux fans."..


Mike Pompeo, Psychopath "IndyWatch Feed War"

Mike Pompeo, Psychopath



Researchers Report Elsevier to EU Anti-Competition Authority "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Academia certainly isnt our prime focus here at TorrentFreak, but we have mentioned Elsevier repeatedly throughout the years.

With a net income of roughly $3 billion and operating profits exceeding $1 billion, Elsevier is one of the largest academic publishers in the world. One that protects its business with vigor.

The company has sued pirate sites Sci-Hub and LibGen for the unauthorized distribution of millions of scientific papers, for example.

This resulted in a million dollar verdict in favor of the publisher, which was also able to seize several domain names. While Sci-Hub and LibGen are still around, Elsevier recently stepped up its game by obtaining an ISP blocking order against the sites in question.

So far, these efforts run parallel to what we see in the media piracy world. Torrent sites such as The Pirate Bay have been sued as well, and are now blocked in countries all over the world.

There is a significant difference though. The major movie studios who sue pirates sites have a good reputation in the industry, while Elsevier is heavily criticized by universities and researchers.

This criticism is far from new, but where the battle was previously fought in op-eds and on social media, its now on the agenda of the European Union as well. Pressure is mounting.

The first complaint comes from researchers Dr. Jonathan Tennant and Prof. Dr. Bjrn Brembs, who referred Elseviers parent company RELX Group to the EU Anti-Competition Authority late last month.

A serious allegation, but it turned out to be just the start.

This week, it was followed by a similar call from the European University Association (EUA), which represents over 800 higher education institutions in 47 countries throughout Europe.

In a letter (pdf) to the European Commission, the organization shares its concern about the lack of transparency and competition in Europes academic publ...


Califirenia Major wildfires continue destroying homes, businesses "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

California plagued by most destructive, deadly wildfires Camp Fire, a fast moving wildfire burning about 140 km north of Sacramento, has destroyed the town of Paradise, razing up to 6,800 homes and businesses, killing at least nine people and forcing tens of thousands to flee their homes. At least 35 people are reported missing and []


Sponsoring of Jihadist Groups in Syria, by the Dutch government "IndyWatch Feed War"

The secret documents about the sponsoring of Jihadist groups in Syria, by the Dutch government

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The Gamer Who Spent Seven Years in His Dressing Gown "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


Mr Brown, now 24, dropped out of college and spent the following years at home - gaming, in chat rooms and reading about politics.

He became almost entirely immersed in an online world of "echo chambers" where he felt the pull of extremism and cybercrime.

Mr Brown, from Ashton, Cornwall, says he became increasingly "eccentric" and eventually lost touch with reality.

"I can count the number of times I went out in a seven-year period on both of my hands," he says.


He finally decided to seek help and ended up taking part in the Real Ideas Organisation's (RIO) Game Changer programme, which aims to encourage young people to develop skills and overcome any issues they face before getting them into work, education or training.

7 years. Not bad. Can anyone beat that?

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US stops refuelling Saudi-led coalition warplanes in Yemen conflict "IndyWatch Feed War"


Riyadh pulls plug on arrangement days before US politicians are to debate taking action against Washington's involvement in war


GCC 9 Lands Initial Support For The OpenRISC Architecture "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

It's been a long journey for the OpenRISC CPU instruction set architecture not to be confused with RISC-V, but with the GCC 9.1 compiler release due out in early 2019 will finally be initial mainline support for this ISA...


ISIS Again Claims Cyber Attacks Which Were Falsely Blamed on Russia "IndyWatch Feed War"

None of those "experts" who claimed that Russia was behind the Cyber Caliphate attacks will retract their claims and papers.  Nor will there be any correction in those main stream media that repeated their nonsense.


UK Blatantly Violates Norms of Decent Behavior "IndyWatch Feed War"

Instead of attacking Russia and other nations without any proof to substantiate the claims, the UK government would have done better by looking at itself in the mirror.


null-pointer dereference in poppler library "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Dhiraj Mishra on Nov 10

## Summary

While fuzzing evince v3.28.4, on linux 4.15.0-38-generic (Ubuntu 18.04
LTS), a null-pointer dereference was observed, initially this was reported
to evince but the evince team advised that the issue is in poppler, the
library used by evince to render PDF. Poppler version: 0.62.0-2ubuntu2.2 is
vulnerable to null-pointer dereference, however the issue is already fixed
in poppler 0.70, but this will still crash your evince v3.28.4 if...


World view Sunday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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


Jordan floods kill 12 people, forcing thousands of tourists to flee Petra "IndyWatch Feed War"


Army deploys helicopters and all-terrain vehicles to help with search and rescue operation after torrential rains sweep south of the kingdom


Map Update: Syrian Army Once Again Renews Its Attempts To Eliminate ISIS Cells In Central Desert "IndyWatch Feed War"

Over the past few days, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies, backed up by the Russian Armed Forces, have once again renewed efforts to eliminate ISIS cells in the Homs-Dier Ezzor desert.

Map Update: Syrian Army Once Again Renews Its Attempts To Eliminate ISIS Cells In Central Desert

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November 11 in history "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

1215  The Fourth Lateran Council met, defining the doctrine of transubstantiation, the process by which bread and wine are, by that doctrine, said to transform into the body and blood of Christ.

1500 Treaty of Granada  Louis XII of France and Ferdinand II of Aragonagree to divide the Kingdom of Naples between them.

1620 The Mayflower Compact was signed in what is now Provincetown Harbor near Cape Cod.

1634 Following pressure from Anglican bishop John Atherton, the Irish House of Commons passed An Act for the Punishment for the Vice of Buggery.

1673 Second Battle of Khotyn in Ukraine: Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth forces under the command of Jan Sobieski defeated the Ottoman army. In this battle, rockets made by Kazimierz Siemienowicz were successfully used.

1675  Gottfried Leibniz demonstrated integral calculus for the first time to find the area under the graph of y = (x).

1724  Joseph Blake, alias Blueskin, a highwayman was hanged.

1748  Charles IV of Spain was born (d. 1819)

1778  Cherry Valley Massacre: Loyalists and Seneca Indian forces attacked a fort and village in eastern New York killing more than forty civilians and soldiers.

1792    Mary Anne Disraeli, Welsh wife of Benjamin Disraeli, Spouse of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, was  born (d. 1872).

1805 Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Drenstein  8000 French troops attempted to slow the retreat of a vastly superior Russian and Austrian force.

1813 War of 1812:...


Top 5 Stories from the Week (Nov 5Nov 9, 2018) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Here's our top content from the week.  Sign up for our email list to get this delivered to your inbox every Friday.

1. Carmel is Not a Strong Town

by Charles Marohn | November 5, 2018

In an earlier Strong Towns Podcast, Chuck Marohn chatted with urban analyst Aaron Renn, who made the case for Carmel, Indianas massive debt as an investment in a high-quality place for posterity. In this weeks episode, Chuck pushes back more forcefully on the assumptions underlying Carmels big gamble.

2. Understanding Safety at Neighborhood Schools

by Charles Marohn | November 5, 2018

Retrofitting an urban, neighborhood school to resemble a suburban campus is bad public policy. Doing it in the name of safety is incoherent.

3. There's a Missing Middle for Commercial Spaces, Too

by Kevin Klinkenberg | November 6, 2018

Is a desire for local character your jam? If so, fight for missing-middle commercial space in your neighborhood. Fight for the corner bar and the corner store. We need an approach that is much more flexible, more true to what humans want from cities, and messier.

4. Should Strong Citizens Wear Bike Helmets?

Upzoned Podcast | Kea Wilson & Chuck Marohn | November 2, 2018

We know how to make our streets so safe that no cyclist really needs a helmet. Should we all wear them anyway?

5. The Beauty Contest: How Cities are Shaped by What We Think Others Think

by Erica Barnett & Ben Klemens | November 6, 2018

We dont form our opinions about beauty, the value of a dollar, or the value of a house or neighborhood, in a vacuumwe come up with those beliefs based on a long chain of assumptions about what we think other people think.

(Cover photo courtesy of U.S. Air Force)


Inflation in Greece rises to 1.8% in October from 1.1% in September "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Annual inflation rate in Greece accelerated to 1.8 percent in October from 1.1 percent a month earlier, Greek Statistics Authority ELSTAT said on Friday.

The data showed that consumer price index rose to 1.8 percent year-on-year. In September the rate was 1.1 percent.

The evolution of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) of October2018(reference year 2009=100.0)
is depicted as follows:
  • The CPI  in October2018compared with October2017,increased by 1.8%.
  • In October 2017, the annual rate of change of the CPI was 0.7%.
  • The CPI in October 2018 compared with September 2018,increased by 0.8%.
The average CPI for the twelve -month period from November2017to October2018, compared with the corresponding index for the period November 2016 to October2017 increased by 0.6%
Analysis of changes of the CPI: October 2018 Monthly change of rate October 2018 compared with September 2018 according to groups of goods and services:
A decrease of 0.3% in Hotels-Cafe-Restaurants due to a decrease mainly in the prices of hotels-motels-inns.


Greece had been in a protracted deflation mode since March 2013 based on its headline index, as wage and pension cuts and a multi-year recession took a heavy toll on Greek household incomes.



Trump Blasts Macron For Proposing European Army Upon Arrival in France: Very Insulting! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


Perhaps Europe should first pay its fair share of NATO, which the U.S. subsidizes greatly!



Attention to detail "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

According to the 8.30 am news summary on Today this morning:
Around 70 world leaders are joining Emanuel Macron in Paris for a weekend of events to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. President Macron and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit the railway carriage where the armistice was signed. 
As Biased BBC fact-checker AsISeeIt observed though, that railway carriage (the Compigne Wagonwas actually destroyed in 1945, probably by the SS.

There's more on its eventful history here, including such information as this:
After the war, the Glade of the Armistice was fully restored and, in 1950, a renumbered carriage of the same design was placed in the Clairire de l'Armistice to form the...


Trump Warns: Dems Are Sending Their Best Election-Stealing Lawyer To Florida "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


Is Florida gearing up for Bush vs. Gore redux? Its starting to look that way.



No Blue Wave In 2018 But A Tsunami Of Hate "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


Why is this thirst for intimidation and violence becoming more commonplace?

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Pelosi Prepares "Second Pivot" of Regime Change in the United States "IndyWatch Feed War"

In two months the Second Pivot under Pelosi will become a Petrograd Soviet at one end of Pennsylvania Avenue, with a Provisional Government headed by Trump at the other end.


Ten Years Gone: Iraq and Afghanistan Vets on What It All Meant "IndyWatch Feed War"

On this Veterans Day, TAC asked five of its regular writers to tell us in their words how theyve come to terms with their own service and what they think of American society as the wars continue quietly, indefinitely, and off the national radar.


Links 10/11/2018: Mesa 18.3 RC2, Linux on DeX Beta and Windows Breaking Itself Again "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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SBC Cllr Demands Abolition of Black-Lists "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Free Speech, Free Press, Free Country

A Letter to the Editor from recently re-instated Scarborough Borough Councillor Michelle Donohue-Moncrieff, who writes in defence of freedom of expression and a free press and calls upon all right-thinking Councillors to support the abolition of SBCs unlawful application of so-called black-lists.


To the editor:

The North Yorks Enquirer has published extensively on the automatic use by Scarborough Borough Council of the vexatious label against contributors to your website.

I deliberately choose to submit work to the North Yorks Enquirer as I believe in freedom of speech. As with any publication, there have been articles that I fundamentally disagreed with or thought inappropriate. For the record, I do not have an ongoing dialogue with anyone connected to the North Yorks Enquirer, this is an issue of principle not personality. That said, it is not for me or Scarborough Borough Council to shutdown debate in our Borough.

There is a worrying trend across the country, where local campaigners are being labelled as vexatious by public bodies. In most cases the only nuisance or distress they are causing is by pointing out the failures of those in highly paid public positions. It is these subjects of legitimate scrutiny that use this label to close down debate on their activities.

Sadly, the same is true at Scarborough Borough Council. Indeed, the Council has defended this policy many times.

Councils including SBC often cite the Information Commissioners Office as upholding these decisions.

However, those who take an interest in this area of law know that appealing to ICO is a futile exercise.

Your readers may be interested to know that while the Directors of the Council are telling Councillors that the people who contribute to North Yorks Enquirer are causing nuisance and distress, behind closed doors they are its most avid readers. If you want a response from Mr Dillon or Mrs Dixon, just wait for a North Yorks Enquirer article.

On Monday, within an hour of an embarrassing article on North Yorks Enquirer, Finance Director Nick Edwards sent out an inexplicable email to the widest possible audience about my attending the Council meeting. This was even more strange as I had not given permission or agreed to this being done. However, it is clear that Directors overreacted because of the article by Nigel Ward.

Scarborough Borough Councillors were recently informed by Mrs Dixon of an update to the list of individuals classified as Unreasonable Complainants. In my view there are individuals on...


Opinion "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Ah yes, Jeremy Clarkson! I remember him well. He's got a piece in The Sun about the falling ratings for Doctor Jodie and Team Tardis amid complaints about its "ham-fisted attempts to ram Lefty dogma down our throats", plus BBC bias in general, and adds this along the way:
I heard one of its news reporters this week explaining that fat-cat businessmen who pay themselves too much should think twice. 
He may have a point. It may be something many people agree with. But his job is to report the news, not give us his opinion on it. We get this constantly these days.
He's not wrong about that. Wonder who the reporter was though? (TV Eyes is failing me here). 


#Surveillance: Never turn off the phone: A new approach to security culture "IndyWatch Feed War"

In the 80s, an anarchist who wanted, for example, to burn some building, developed his/her plan and at the same time looked to see if there were no listening devices in his/her house. In the late 90s, the same anarchist turned off the phone and used encrypted traffic on the Internet. In the 2020s, we need to reconsider our strategy, intelligence gathering has improved and we must also take this into account.

Originally published by 325.

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To begin with, lets see how big data analysis is used. To do this, we need to talk about 3 things: metadata, templates and networks. It seems boring and difficult, but I am not a technician, and I will not bore you with technical language, I will make it as simple as possible.

Metadata: In the context of online activity, content means the message you sent, and metadata means everything except the content. So, for example, if you send a text about lunch to your friend, the content may be Lets go on lunch, and the metadata may be Message sent 01/04/2018 11.32 from 0478239055 to 079726823 using Signal.

This information is recorded by your phone, even if the application encrypts your actual message. Your metadata is very poorly protected by technology and very poorly protected by law. No matter what country you are in, the majority of your metadata is freely available to special services, regardless of whether you are suspected of something.

Templates: Whether you realize this or not, your metadata has a template. If you have daily work, you can have a very consistent pattern, if there is no such work, your template may be more flexible, but you have a template. If someone wants to know the rhythm of your day, they can do it very easily, because your template is in metadata.

For example: Maybe you use Wi-Fi in your favorite bar on most Sunday nights until midnight, you wake up around 10 am and check your Signal, you use your public transport card to get to class every Monday afternoon, and you spend an average of 1 hour per tumb...


The "War Party" Wins the Midterm Elections, Accelerating the Transition to a Multipolar World Order "IndyWatch Feed War"

The outcome of the American midterm elections gives us an even more divided country, confirming that the United States is in the midst of a deep crisis within its establishment.


Superbugs pose a dangerous, $65 billion threat to the US health-care system "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The economic toll of this superbug crisis is huge: In the United States alone the health-care costs dealing with antimicrobial resistance could reach $65 billion by 2050, according to the OECD report. That is more than the flu, HIV and tuberculosis. If projections are correct, resistance to backup antibiotics will be 70 percent higher in 2030 compared to 2005 in OECD countries. In the same period, resistance to third-line treatments will double across EU countries.

A new report released Wednesday from the OECD estimates that antimicrobial resistant infection is on track to kill 30,000 Americans per year by 2050. The OECD is calling on the US and other rich countries to implement 5 simple reforms to save lives.


Why Sarmat (Satan 2) is the Most Powerful Missile in the World? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Russia carried out a successful test of its RS-28 Sarmat nuclear missile as part of Zapad-2017 training maneuvers.


A solar powered cinema in the mud of Glastonbury "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

To practise using FCP x i put this video together from 4k phone footage shot by my friend Zoe Broughton at Glastonbury of my little cinema.

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BBC forced to change headline blaming Israel for killing civilians "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

 Another example of how Israel uses it's power to stop any criticism. Israel killed civilians in Gaza and BBC reported it. The Jewish Board of Deputies stoked their members into action to complain about the headline so BBC deleted Israel (the attacker) and stuck in Gaza (the victim) then issued this statement

Although the original headline was not factually incorrect, we updated it to add more context to the story.

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Misty Humanoid Creature Observed Moving Across Road in Derry Township Pennsylvania "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A section of the Chestnut Ridge near Derry, PA. Many Bigfoot and other cryptid encounters have been reported all along the ridge.


This is the best hard observation we have had of a stealthed cryptid.   We have certainly seen other strong indications of this possibility so it is no surprise at all and i can avoid dismissing this out of hand.

It will be either a Sasquatch or a Giant Sloth, both of which have shown some hint of this.  The narrow waist leans toward the Sloth.  The phenomena is produced by intent and briefly when they want to avoid been seen such as in this example.  The Sasquatch is far less shy about this.

We must consider that the human population is subject to much more potential predation by the Giant sloth than i have so far suspected.  I know of quite a few known kills and its methods lends itself to self concealment. Once a body is found with a broken neck it is presumed misadventure and left at that.  On the other hand, the fact that a disappearance leads to a massive search often causes the kill to be lost which discourages additional kills...


Misty Humanoid Creature Observed Moving Across Road in Derry Township Pennsylvania

Misty Humanoid Creature Observed Moving Across Road in Derry Township Pennsylvania

A section of the Chestnut Ridge near Derry, PA. Many Bigfoot and other cryptid encounters have been reported all along the ridge.

On the evening of September 10, 2018, a man was riding down a rural road in Derry Township in Westmoreland County. It was a rainy night when his headlights caught something about 75 feet ahead of him that seemed to appear out of nowhere. Whatever it was, it was in the middle of the road and moving from left to right.

The witness said when he first saw this being he first thought it was fog. He soon realized there was no fog in the surrounding area. The witness said it was hard to describe what he saw, and that it was a humanoid form that was foggy or misty in appearance. The man stated that it was a foggy white form that was about 6 to 7 feet tall. The creature seemed to be somewhat stooped as it moved. The physical traits that stood out to the witness were the huge muscular shoulder...


NASAs Restored Mission Control Consoles Touch Down in Houston "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Restored consoles from Apollo-era Mission Control have returned to Houston via NASAs Super Guppy aircraft.


VPN vs. proxy: which is better to stay anonymous online? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Most people prefer using proxies over VPN services because they are easy to use and mostly available for free, but can it be relied on for anonymity?

Now and then, we get to hear news about data breaches and cyber attacks. As such, it does not come as a surprise that people are becoming more and more concerned about their privacy on the Internet and remaining anonymous is one of the best ways to protect it.

However, the question here is: which tool should you use to enhance your online anonymity? Most people prefer using proxies over VPNs because they are easy to use and mostly available for free, but can it be relied on for anonymity?

VPN vs. Proxy

Well, lets take a closer look at both and find out:

What is a Proxy?

A proxy acts as a middleman between you and the Internet. All your requests are retrieved by a remote server or computer and then sent to your device. As a result, websites will only be able to see the proxys IP, and not your real IP address. This makes proxies ideal for small tasks like accessing blocked websites in your region.

However, since they do not encrypt your traffic and communications, your personal information can be easily accessed by an intruder. Typically, a proxy does not strip away identifying data from your transmissions beyond the usual IP swap, and there are no added privacy or security considerations built in either.

Therefore, anybody can snoop on your internet traffic, which means your far from anonymous when you use a proxy. Moreover, it needs to be configured separately for each application and this takes a lot of time and effort, especially if you are not much of a techie. You can only connect a single application with a proxy, so diverting your entire web usage is out of the question.

To Sum Up:

A proxy works fine when it comes to access unavailable websites, but it does not have the featu...


#CaravanaDelMigrante: We must learn from Europe how to resist Trumps military crackdown on the migrant caravan "IndyWatch Feed War"

The thousands of people seeking asylum in the United States deserve our solidarity, not our military, writes Mohammed Harun Arsalai for mainstream media outler The New Arab.

Originally published by The New Arab. Writen by Mohammed Harun Arsalai. Image above by @cincodobleu.

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As the dust settles on the US midterm elections, the Trump administration continues to stoke fear and anger among its supporters of a looming invasion by a so-called migrant caravan, a concern which the Democratic Party had dismissed as an electoral ploy.

It has become abundantly clear that the law simply does not apply or matter to the Trump administration. This past week weve seen Trump declare his disdain for both the US constitution as well as the Geneva conventions in regards to fundamental human rights of refugees. 

Thousands of troops are being sent to the US-Mexico border to illegally block the entry of refugees seeking asylum. They are being sent under the guise of an emergency and a supposed threat to national security, with the green-light to shoot refugees who may throw rocks

The presidents calls to defend the border have galvanised white supremacists and right wing militias from throughout the country.....


Polish president and PM set to join fascist march in Warsaw "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Tens of thousands of extreme right nationalists and fascist groups from all over Europe plan to march tomorrow in Warsaw to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Polish state independence. The march, issued with a last-minute ban by the Mayor of Warsaw, will finally go ahead after a court overturned the Mayors decision. After late-night negotiations


Will the BBC follow this up? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The Huff Post has a remarkable development in the Asia Bibi story which, if true, is truly scandalous and ought to be given the fullest attention by the BBC.

The British Pakistani Christian Association told the Huff Post that the UK government denied Asia's appeal for asylum because of its concerns about "unrest among certain sections of the community." The chairman of the BPCA said:
Ive been lead to believe that the UK government had concerns that her moving to the UK would cause security concerns and unrest among certain sections of the community and would also be a security threat to British embassies abroad which might be targeted by Islamist terrorists. 
Asia and her family have now decided to take up one of the offers for asylum from a western country.


Graphene on the Way to Superconductivity "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


In April 2018, a group at MIT, USA, showed that it is possible to generate a form of superconductivity in a system of two layers of graphene under very specific conditions: To do this, the two hexagonal nets must be twisted against each other by exactly the magic angle of 1.1. Under this condition a flat band forms in the electronic structure. The preparation of samples from two layers of graphene with such an exactly adjusted twist is complex, and not suitable for mass production. Nevertheless, the study has attracted a lot of attention among experts.
But there is one more, much simpler way of flat band formation. This was shown by a group at the HZB (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin) around Prof. Oliver Rader and Dr. Andrei Varykhalov with investigations at BESSY II.

The samples were provided by Prof. Thomas Seyller, TU Chemnitz. There they are produced using a process that is also suitable for the production of larger areas and in large quantities: A silicon carbide crystal is heated until silicon atoms evaporate from the surface, leaving first a single-layer of graphene on the surface, and then a second layer of graphene. The two graphene layers are not twisted against each other, but lie exactly on top of each other.

The premise is that a simpler method to achieve the proper structure can enable mass production.

Journal Reference:
D. Marchenko, D. V. Evtushinsky, E. Golias, A. Varykhalov, Th. Seyller, O. Rader. Extremely flat band in bilayer graphene. Science Advances, 2018; 4 (11): eaau0059 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aau0059

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E-Mail Service Claims it Doesnt Store Your Mail "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

There have been many news stories lately about companies misusing your data, including your e-mails. Whats more, these giant repositories of data are favorite targets for hackers. Even if you trust the big corporations, you are also betting on their security. Criptext claims they have (possibly) the most private e-mail service ever. It uses the open Signal protocol and stores private keys and encrypted mail only on your device. All the applications to access your mail are open source, so presumably, someone would eventually spot any backdoors or open holes.

At the moment the service is free and the company reports that even when a paid offering is ready, there will still be a free tier. Of course, you can send and receive normal e-mail, too. You can also use a passphrase you send to someone else (presumably not by e-mail) so they can read an encrypted message.

If you think about it for a minute, though, there is at least one catch. If they dont store your messages or keys, then you need to be logged in for someone to send you mail! Apparently, if you are logged in but not connected to the Internet, the Criptext servers will store your e-mail until you return, although that only involves the sender using your public key they still cant read the mail on the server.

You can have multiple devices, though, so that may not be a big problem. Having multiple devices also serves as a backup since they dont have copies of your mail. In fact, heres an entry from their FAQ about that:

Q: I lost my device, can I recover my emails?
A: Yes, you can sync your emails with your other devices. If you lost all your devices, sucks to be you.

There are other secure mail services such as Hushmail and Protonmail. However, these do store some of your data. There have been a few encrypted e-mail extensions for GMail although some quit working after the recent redesign from Google. FlowCrypt is one that still works.

Of course, some people think using visible encryption is a red flag that will draw attention on its own. Thats when you...


361,000 "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

So the BBC's Carrie Gracie received a 361,000 payout from the BBC over her equal pay claim against the corporation - a licence-fee-funded payout, no doubt - and she's given it to the feminist campaigning charity The Fawcett Society. The comments below the report about this at The Times are, again, not exactly complimentary about her - or the BBC. 


Nginx server security flaws expose more than a million of servers to DoS attacks "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Nginx developers released security updates to address several denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerabilities affecting the nginx web server.

nginx is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, a mail proxy server, and a generic TCP/UDP proxy server, it is used by 25.28% busiest sites in October 2018.

Nginx development team released versions 1.15.6 and 1.14.1 to address two HTTP/2 implementation vulnerabilities that can cause a DoS condition in Nginx versions 1.9.5 through 1.15.5.

Two security flaws affecting the nginx HTTP/2 implementation, tracked as CVE-2018-16843 and CVE-2018-16844, might respectively cause excessive memory consumption and CPU usage,

The  CVE-2018-16844 flaw was discovered by Gal Goldshtein from F5 Networks.

Two security issues were identified in nginx HTTP/2 implementation, which might cause excessive memory consumption (CVE-2018-16843) and CPU usage (CVE-2018-16844). wrote nginx core developer Maxim Dounin.

The issues affect nginx compiled with the ngx_http_v2_module (not compiled by default) if the http2 option of the listen directive is used in a configuration file. 

At the time of writing, querying the Shodan search engine it is possible to find more than 1 million servers running unpatched nginx versions.


nginx team also fixed a flaw affecting the ngx_http_mp4_module module (CVE-2018-16845) that could be exploited by an attacker to cause the worker process to crash or leak memory by getting the module to process a specially crafted MP4 file.

nginx before versions 1.15.6, 1.14.1 has a vulnerability in the ngx_http_mp4_module, which might allow an attacker to cause infinite loop in a worker process, cause a worker process crash, or might result in worker process mem...


"The programme needs a different name for post-car Britain" "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Comments to The Times are very different in character to Letters to The Times. If the comments below an article about the BBC's Jeremy Vine today are anything to go by they contain vastly more insults for starters. A long list of rude or uncomplimentary words could be compiled from them. 

And what has the Radio 2 host done to attract all of this abuse? Well, he's demanded that Radio 2's Drivetime be renamed:
Our addiction to the motor vehicle has made our cities traffic sewers; made us asthmatic, fat and angry; and made our planet suffer. We shouldnt be celebrating a form of transport that kills 1,700 people a year. The programme needs a different name for post-car Britain.
 One of the top-rated comments speaks for most Times commenters:
Jeremy Vine's biggest contribution to the supercharged, unhealthy and unsustainable London economy is to personally extract at least three-quarters of a million pounds a year from licence-payers contributions for presenting a radio chat show. He is personally withdrawing funds that he does not need to the tune of at least 30 average households - whose occupants are then bound to drive around, eat junk food and turn the city into the unhealthy mess it is - just to make ends meet. 
Rather than posturing about green remedies and riding his bike, Jeremy could make a real impact by redistributing the unnecessary wealth he is accumulating and reducing the need for those further down the tree to continue to do all the nasty things he despises. He could encourage half a dozen other BBC millionaires to ease the strain on the environment by reducing the workload on the less well-off. 
Or he could continue to posture  - which is, after all, a BBC policy.


International Uranium Film Festival Returns to Southwest, Films Reveal Horrid Truth "IndyWatch Feed War"

Din Media Contact:   International Uranium Film     Anna Marie Rondon, Executive Director Festival Media Contact: New Mexico Social Justice and Equity Institute Norbert G. Suchanek, General Director  505-906-2671 (c)             Albuquerque, Grants and Santa Fe


Joint communique from #CNI, #CIG, and #EZLN rejecting the #NAIM and voicing support for and solidarity with migrants "IndyWatch Feed War"

Statement by the CNI, CIG, and EZLN about the NAIM (New International Airport of Mexico) and about people that were forced to move from their Central American territories.

Originally published by Enlace Zapatista.

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.

Joint Communique from the CNI, CIG, and EZLN Rejecting the NAIM (New International Airport of Mexico) and Voicing Support for and Solidarity with Migrant Populations

October 26, 2018

To the People of Mexico:

To the People of the World:

To the National and International Sixth:

To the CIG Support Networks:

The peoples, nations, tribes, and barrios of the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) and the Zapatista Army for National Liberation (EZLN) respectfully address the Mexican people and the originary peoples and campesinos who wage dignified resistance against the death-driven megaproject called the New International Airport of Mexico (NAIM). These peoples have sustained hope without giving up, giving in, or selling out, and they are a light for all of us who dream of and work to build justice.

We also respectfully address those who have been forced to seek in other lands what was stolen from them in their own geographies; those who migrate in search of life, as well as those who, without self-interest and in their own ways, times, and means, support those migrants.

We have seen, lived, and closely followed the struggle of the peoples of the Texcoco Lake and the surrounding areas. We have witnessed their determination, dignity and pain, which have also been ours. We have not forgotten the repression in May 2006 which included sexual torture; the unjust imprisonment of compaeros and compaeras of the Frente de Pueblos en Defensa de la...


Meet Chinas Disturbingly Real AI News Anchor "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

As China develops AI-enabled nuclear submarines, a dystopian surveillance apparatus, and trains their brightest children to develop AI killer bots, theyre also about to put newscasters out of a job. by Tyler Durden Fri, 11/09/2018 Meet Chinese state-run news agency Xinhuas newest anchor: an artificial intelligence which never sleeps and uses deep learning techniques []

The post Meet Chinas Disturbingly Real AI News Anchor appeared first on Uncensored Publications.


Child dies, 27 injured when migrants van collides with truck in Thessaloniki "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

A 4-year-old child died and 27 people were injured when a van transferring migrants collided with a truck on the old national highway Thessaloniki-Kavala on Friday night.

Among the injured are five children with the youngest to be a 5-month-old baby.

Injured are also two traffickers who are hospitalized guarded.  The driver and trafficker was sightly injured and has been arrested.

The traffic accident reportedly followed a chase of the migrants van by a police car. Increasing speed to escape police, the driver reportedly passed on the opposite lane where the van collided with a truck.

Fire brigades and police cars rushed to the accident scene to pull the injured out of the van.

Twelve ambulances transferred the injured to nearby hospitals. Two of the injured are in serious condition.

The first to be transferred to the hospital was the 4-year-old boy that had suffered head injuries.

The truck driver was unharmed.



Fires Near LA Burning In Area Of Site Contaminated With Radioactive Materials & Toxic Chemicals (Santa Susana Field Lab) "IndyWatch Feed"

Based on the information which is publicly available, the Southern California Woolsey fires near LA appear to include the old Santa Susana Field Lab, which, as of a year ago, was reportedly still contaminated with radioactive materials and toxic chemicals.

Between 1949 and 1988: 10 nuclear reactors and related facilities were operated at ETEC that resulted in chemical and radiological contamination, according to the US EPA:
This included a partial meltdown of an experimental sodium reactor:
Theres one thing that everyone agrees on. The Santa Susana Fiel...


How the Trump White House views Germany "IndyWatch Feed War"

A briefing document for Trumps last meeting with Angela Merkel, obtained by DW, underscores the White Houses view of Germany. The paper focuses on Germanys demographic challenges and includes some trivial tidbits.

Merkel and Trump talking (picture-alliance/dpa/M. Kappeler)

The Daily Economic Briefing compiled by US President Donald Trumps Council of Economic Advisers the day before he received Chancellor Angela Merkel for a highly anticipated meeting in the White House at the end of April frames Germany in a way that seems to be in line with the presidents widely perceived negative view of the country.

Germany has the worlds largest current account surplus and its second oldest population, as well as one of the lowest unemployment rates in the European Union, reads the headline underlined and in caps  of the two-page document, dated April 26, 2018.

Testy ties

Trump and Merkel held a comparatively cordial working meeting on April 27. The get-together, while friendlier than some of their previous encounters, did nothing to solve the deep disagreements between both leaders, particularly on trade and economic issues.

Trump has repeatedly lashed out against Germanys large trade surplus with the United States, which he has routinely linked with what he views as the countrys meager defense spending  well below NATOs spending goal of 2 percent of gross domestic product.

Read moreDonald Trump: Nobody treats us much worse than the EU

After his meeting with Merkel, Trump reiterated that all member states must honor their commitment to 2 percent...


Latest US-Led Air Strikes Kill At Least 80 Syrian Civilians "IndyWatch Feed War"

Latest US-Led Air Strikes Kill at Least 80 Syrian Civilians  by Brett Wilkins The US-led coalition against Islamic State has carried out more than 100 new air strikes targeting the militant groups remaining strongholds in Syrias Deir Ezzor province, killing at least 80 civilians including dozens of women and children in recent weeks. US-led bombing []


Indictments Coming Soon @ Justice!, 2436 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This is a paid sponsorship by: Good evening, Im still reporting on: Indictments Coming Soon @ Justice!, 2436 Synopsis: Sorry I couldnt post a report yesterday. I was traveling. But its probably a good thing, because Ive always said that I never write a hopeless message, yet if I had written a report yesterday, it wouldnt exactly have been a hopeful one. Fortunately, I couldnt put one up anyway and that was a good thing because in retrospect, 24 hours later, my outlook is entirely different especially after the announcement of Michael Whitaker, former US Attorney for Iowa, as the new acting attorney general a man who has said in the past that he would prosecute Hillary Clinton for her numerous felonious violations of laws dealing with mishandling of classified information. What a difference it makes when you have someone you can trust in the position of the nations top cop. Of course, Democrats are already calling for Whitaker to recuse himself just as they did to Jeff Sessions. We fell for that once, but not again. Just a note, I got it wrong in my prediction on the House, but pretty close on the Senate. The most interesting part is that I said the fake polling would be 3-4 points exaggerated in favor of Democrats. Ive seen no analysis of the House races, but today a story crossed on Fox that on the Senate side the exaggeration was on average 7-8 points! Wow! Thats a new record even for the mob. A lotta pollsters will have a lot of explaining to do to clients not already a part of the mob 2 years hence. SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS: -- Nobel Gold. Go to and use the code Coin to save $5 per coin, or text Coin to 511511. -- Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: -- The Crypto Advisors, buy, sell, invest, safeguard cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Call 888-844-7806, or visit online at: - Ray Mikelonis, an independent representative of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: - Cheap Cable TV - Call 1-888-742-8847. Click now: - Patriot Charger - Patriot, 1-866-566-8930 - SafeBolt, the encrypted email and cloud system, as low as $4.99/month with promo code: GETSETUP100. -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection.800-844-8613 Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for survi...


Hebron is braving a storm of Judaisation "IndyWatch Feed War"

Hebron is braving a storm of Judaisation By Nabil Al-Sahli | MEMO | November 9, 2018 The ongoing and intense settlement activity in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron confirms Israels deliberate policy to empty it of its Arab inhabitants and Judaise it. The Palestinian city remains the second most targeted area for illegal Jewish []


365 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Around 70 mms of rain fell over a couple of days. We woke to snow on the mountains and had sun all day today.

We needed the rain, the mountains needed the snow to melt to recharge rivers and aquifers and the sun provided warmth to promote grass growth.

For enough rain, snow in the right place, and sunshine Im grateful.


Death toll from Somalia hotel attack rises to 39 "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Al-Shabab suicide attackers set off two car bombs at a hotel in Mogadishu on Friday, killing at least 39 people, police said.

Previous reports had indicated 29 fatalities from the attack, but police confirmed a total of 39 civilians died with 40 others injured.

A Somali security officer looks toward the scene of twin car bombs that exploded within moments of each other in the Somali capital Mogadishu on November 9, 2018. (AFP)

The militant extremist group Al-Shabab, linked to Al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the attack on the Hotel Sahafi, which is near the headquarters of Somalias Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

Hotel guards and CID officers opened fire after the blasts, police added. Then, about 20 minutes later, a third explosion from a bomb placed in a three-wheeled tuk-tuk vehicle near the hotel hit the busy street, witnesses said.

Some of the victims were burned beyond recognition when one car bomb exploded next to a minibus, said a police official.

The scene following twin car bombs that exploded within moments of each other in the Somali capital Mogadishu on November 9, 2018. (AFP)

Four militants who attempted to enter the hotel were shot dead by our police and the hotel guards, police captain Mohamed Ahmed told Reuters.

Two other militants were suicide car bombers who were blown up by their car bombs. The third car was remotely detonated. So in total 28 people died, including the six militants.

Abdifatah Abdirashid, who took over the Sahafi from his father after he was killed in a militant attack in 2015, was among those who died in Fridays attack, said Mohamed Abdiqani, a witness at the hotel.

The militants who entered the hotel compound faced heavy gunfire from the hotel guards. Abdifatah Abdirashid, the hotel owner, and three of his bodyguards died, Abdiqani said.

Although they failed to access the hotel, the blasts outside the hotel killed many people, the police official said.

The street was crowded with people and cars, bodies were everywhere, said Hussein Nur, a shopkeeper who suffered light shrapnel injuries on his right hand. Gunfire killed several people, too.

A Reuters photographer at the scene saw 20 bodies of civilians and burnt-out minibuses, motorbikes and cars...


Is your Device using Valid TR-069 Data Models? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Technical Report 069 (TR-069) is a unique specification designed by the Broadband Forum (BBF). It describes an application protocol for remotely managing a consumer-premise equipment linked to IP (internet protocol) network.

According to the BBF, there are several data models you can use with the consumer-premise equipment WAN management protocol. Each data model in TR 069 contains parameters and objects that define many capabilities and functions of a broadband CPE or other devices. This includes their syntax, addressable name, data types, and a normative explanation of how each can be used.

The TR-069 is RPC (remote procedure call) based protocol. That means it consists of two unique applications that directly interact with each other via a set of defined methods. For TR-069, this includes device functions such as download, reboot, and other operations that impact the devices data model.

The TR-069 testing process involves exercising these remote procedure calls to ensure that a CPE WAN Management Protocol enabled device functions correctly whenever the RPCs are called. For instance, the device can reboot, or its settings get updated after a SetParameterValues call. Its equally essential that a device data model parameters are always valid internally and whenever communicating them over the CPE WAN Management Protocol. This includes having the right data type, being a valid XML, and making sure that each parameters values are always with the options or range defined in the relevant data mode.

Validating the XML

When validating the TR-069 messages, focus on comparing them to the relevant XML schema using xmllint or any other reliable XML validator. To use CDRouter which has xmllist, set up a tr59XMLCapturePath testvar and run the xmllint from the command line. Note that issues at this level are basic, and might trip up an ACS XML parse when trying to perform a TR-069 interaction.

Validating a parameter

In addition to making sure that the CPEs CWMP messages can be read by an ACS, it is equally important to be sure that the data reported (and probably stored) by the CPE perfectly matches the parameters syntax as specified in the CWMP device data models. This includes the fundamental syntax like using the right data type and abiding by the set restrictions or even enumeration options specified in the data model.



Gold and the Great Unraveling | Michael Oliver (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Gold and the Great Unraveling | Michael Oliver Video Silver Doctors Gold and Silver markets closed in the red this week. Recent spot price weakness has been attributed to significantly lowering crude oil prices with some blends down over...

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Midnight Meme Of The Day! "IndyWatch Feed"

by Noah

Brian Kemp, the proud new face of White Nationalism. It's time for the Republican Party and the conservative movement to change its names?


Matthew Whitaker: An Attack Dog With Ambition Beyond Protecting Trump Relentless, Abrasive "IndyWatch Feed War"

 President Trump first noticed Matthew G. Whitaker on CNN in the summer of 2017 and liked what he saw a partisan defender who insisted there was no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. So that July, the White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, interviewed Mr. Whitaker about joining the presidents team as a legal attack dog against the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III.

At that point, the White House passed, leaving Mr. Whitaker, 49, to continue his media tour, writing on CNNs website that Mr. Muellers investigation which he had once called crazy had gone too far.

Fifteen months later, the attack dog is in charge. With little ceremony on Wednesday, Mr. Trump ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions and put Mr. Whitaker, Mr. Sessionss chief of staff, in charge of the Justice Department and Mr. Muellers Russia investigation.

People close to Mr. Trump believe that he sent Mr. Whitaker to the department in part to limit the fallout from the Mueller investigation, one presidential adviser said.

By Adam GoldmanMichael D. Shear and Mitch Smith
The New York Times

Matt Whitaker

Matthew G. Whitaker, the chief of staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has developed an amicable rapport with President Trump. Credit Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press

White House aides and other people close to Mr. Trump anticipate that Mr. Whitaker will rein in any report summarizing Mr. Muellers investigation and will not allow the president to be subpoenaed.

Friends said that Mr. Whitaker, a former tight end for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes, has greater attributes beyond his loyalty to Mr. Trump.



Adverse Interests The Danger Within the Q Phenomenas Current Messaging "IndyWatch Feed"

Let me start by saying I mean no disrespect to those individuals who enjoy the riddles posted by an unknown entity who writes under the nom de plume Q.  However, the time has come where aspects within the well promoted Continue reading


Prof Fired For Conservative Views Victorious After a Two-Year Legal Battle "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A conservative legal defense organization claiming a California professor was fired for promoting his dangerous conservative views on marriage, gender roles and sexual orientation helped him emerge victorious after a two-year legal battle.

Eric Thompson, who was a sociology professor at Moreno Valley College since 2005, brought conservative views into class discussions to challenge students to defend their stances, Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) wrote in a press release Thursday.

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Several students and colleagues considered Thompsons apparent validation of non-liberal views to be harassment and dangerous, PJI wrote. Instead of promoting academic freedom and critical thinking skills, the community college swiftly terminated Thompsons employment due to the immoral nature of his discussions.

PJI is a legal defense organization that focuses on religious freedom and parental rights along with other civil liberties, according to the groups website.

Thompson was tenured at the community college and received Faculty of the Year twice, PJI wrote. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Anti-PC Professor Suing NYU Speaks Out)

The atrocious silencing of this professor, who merely offered a well-balanced presentation of conservative and Bible-based thoughts with prevalent social science teachings, had to be challenged, PJI President Brad Dacus said in the news release. How many other voices of reason are being squelched in academic institutions by the far-left?

Moreno Valley is about 64 miles east of Los Angeles.

Moreno Valley College and PJI did not immediately respond to The Daily Caller News Foundations request for comment.


Saturday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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Pope Francis and his 'natural sympathy' for communists "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Far too many folks in far too many countries have been educated to be sympathetic to the whole communist meme.  Not so long ago millions were sympathetic to NAZIs also.  All this smack in the face of monumental evidence of just how bad an idea it all happens to be.

All this blinds men of the best will to move against the problem as such.  The same holds true for natural homosexuals withing the /Catholic Church itself. After all, a homosexual practicing chastity has met his vows.  Yet he will also be far more forgiving to brothers unable to sustain their vows as well.

All of which argues firmly for the restoration of marriage with the entire priesthood itself as practiced by the orthodox church and may well potentially include homosexual marriage and should include female priests as well. That still leaves open the door for celibacy for those desiring promotion itself as highly desirable.

I do think that a successful and promotable priest will need to advance spiritually and that that may well be much easier as a celibate in many cases.. 


Pope Francis and his 'natural sympathy' for communists

Oct 25, 2018 | By Martin Barillas
In an opinion article published by the New York Times, Cardinal Joseph Zen ze-kiun -- the retired shepherd of Catholics in Hong Kong -- wrote that a deal that Vatican diplomats reached with China over the naming of bishops means the annihilation of the Catholic Church in China.

Titled The Pope Doesnt Understand China, Cardinal Zen speculated that the new deal exemplifies Pope Francis naivete. Francis may have natural sympathy for Communists because for him, they are the persecuted, Zen wrote. He doesnt know them as the persecutors they become once in power, like the Communists in China.

The deal worked out between the Vatican and...


The Cattle Massacre That Haunts South Africa "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Logical thinking must be taught along with language and with reading and writing.  Yet we take it completely for granted.

The sheer folly of what happened here can easily ascribed to the complete lack of any form of education and should act as a warning to all.

We criticize ancestors, but too often they were the educated one among many and had to impose a working logic.  Take it from there..

The Cattle Massacre That Haunts South Africa

By Nick Dall

On an April morning in 1856, as girls frightened birds away from the crops on the banks of the Gxarha River, Nongqawuse, 15, and Nombanda, 10, were delivered a message by two strangers who appeared out of nowhere. The message, according to Jeff Peires seminal work The Dead Will Arise, went something like this: Tell that the whole community will rise from the dead; and that all cattle now living must be slaughtered for they have been reared by contaminated hands There should be no cultivation, but great new grain pits must be dug, new houses must be built and great strong cattle enclosures must be erected to prepare for the coming of plentiful crops, cattle and the Xhosa ancestors who would drive the White invaders into the sea.

Since the arrival of the first European settlers in the 1770s, the Xhosas had seen their land seized, their cattle stolen and their people subjugated and killed. By 1856 they had already fought eight frontier wars and watched as their cattle became contaminated with lung disease that had been inadvertently introduced by the settlers. Mhlakaza, Nongqawuses uncle, didnt take the message seriously at first. But when he recognized one of the strangers, based on the girls description, as his own brother, Mhlakaza started slaughtering his cattle and telling others to do the same.

The movement, which began as a trickle, turned into a deluge after the great chief Sarhili traveled to the Gxarha, where the same voices that spoke to Nongqawuse spoke to him as well, acc...


A freak 1870s climate event killed millions and could happen again "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A depiction of the impact of fame that hit India in the 1870s

 We know about these huge events that also include the huge floods in China and the cattle die out in Africa because the British Empire had boots on the ground to observe them, if not the ability to do much.  Today we are potentially able to deal with these disasters to the extent of preventing a lot of collateral death.
Today it should be possible to supply rations at least able to sustain.  Stockpiles and shipping all exist and can be fully in play in weeks.
This is a reminder though that all communities do have real vulnerabilities and we are still decades away from creating Refugio underground to all natural communities sufficient to protect and sustain the whole population..
A freak 1870s climate event killed millions and could happen again

A depiction of the impact of famine that hit India in the 1870s

31 October 2018

Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

By Michael Marshall

IT IS the forgotten famine. A global drought in the 1870s led to starvation in South America, Asia and Africa, but the event doesnt even have a Wikipedia page.

At last we are shedding light on its causes. The drought was triggered by a combination of climate events never seen before. While rare, this was entirely natural, so could happen again.

Between 1875 and 1878, severe drought ravaged India, China and parts of Africa and South America. The result was a famine that struck three continents.

It is one of the worst humanitarian disasters in human history, says Deepti Singh at Washington State University.

The resulting famine was described by Mike Davis at the University of California, Riverside in his...


James Comey used personal email to discuss FBI investigation into Hillary Clintons email server "IndyWatch Feed War"

Former FBI Director James Comey used his personal email account to discuss his agencys investigation into Hillary Clintons unauthorized private email server.

Through a Freedom of Information lawsuit, the Cause of Action Institute, a conservative watchdog group, obtained some of the emails Comey sent from a Gmail account and revealed them Friday evening.

In one email sent on Sept. 30 to James Rybicki, Comeys chief of staff, the FBI director shared a Fox News article about how Russia-linked hackers tried to access Clintons email server.

Need to be sure our colleagues across the street dont think I actually said most of the stuff they attribute to me, he told Rybicki.

PHOTO: Then-FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Oversight Committee to discuss Hillary Clintons email investigation, at the Capitol in Washington, July 7, 2016.

Then-FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Oversight Committee to discuss Hillary Clintons email investigation, at the Capitol in Washington, July 7, 2016. J. Scott Applewhite/AP, FILE

In a separate email a week later, Comey was aware that the revelation of his use of a personal email account for government business would be embarrassing.

Okay but [redacted] was going to email my written testimony to me. He will need to send to personal email I suppose. Embarrassing for us, the email said. The recipients name is redacted, but Rybicki was carbon-copied.

As part of the Justice Department inspector generals June report on the FBIs handling of the investigation into Clintons use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, it was revealed that Comey had used a personal email account to conduct FBI business.

Even though he told the IG that he did not have any concerns that he conducted FBI business on his personal laptop or personal email because it was incidental, the Cause of Action Institute reported that some of the hundreds of pages of emails it sought were...


Labor party leader Luke Foley resigns in Australia in #MeToo alleged inappropriate behavior "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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Labor party leader Luke Foley resigns over harassment allegations

The leader of the opposition in Australias most populous state was replaced on Saturday after he resigned over a #Metro row sparked by alleged inappropriate behavior.

Former New South Wales (NSW) state Labor party leader Luke Foley resigned on Thursday after being accused of sexually harassing an ABC journalist, four months before a state election he had been in a position to win.

Foley denies the allegations and said he has hired lawyers to sue for defamation over the claims.

NSW Labor deputy leader Michael Daley defeated opposition water spokesman Chris Minns to win the vacant leadership in a caucus meeting on Saturday afternoon.

He promised to build his government on four pillars: investing in schools and hospitals, lowering the cost of living and lowering energy bills.

We will make Sydney more livable, and stop the unfairness and overdevelopment in the planning system, he told reporters in Sydney.

Daley also said his party would re-task $2.2 billion earmarked by the states conservative Liberal government to upgrade sporting stadiums to instead train young people for employment.

Daley will lead NSW Labor to the March 23 election in Australias largest state, but despite Foleys resignation the scandal is likely to dent Labors chance of winning power.

A ReachTel poll in September had Labor and the ruling conservative coalition running neck-and-neck in the state.

The NSW economy accounts for one-third of Australias gross domestic product and at $400 billion is larger than the economies of Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Editing by Nick Macfie



The Super Rich Get Even Richer "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The continuing rise in wealth of the super rich bodes ill for financial and social stability.


#Croatia: Future beyond the police hammer and humanitarian anvil "IndyWatch Feed War"

More than 700 academics, activists, artists, and journalists, as well as some 50 collectives, initiatives, editorial boards, and organizations have reacted to the eruption of hatred against the refugees and migrants channeled through the media and social discussions in Croatia.

Originally published by Reakcija.

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.

Future beyond the police hammer and humanitarian anvil

The refugees that were stopped in Bosnia and Herzegovina, literally in front of the gates of the European Union, on Monday, October 22, 2018, started their journey to the official border crossings to Croatia. Groups and individuals, including families, women, and children, who succeeded in coming to the border crossing of Velika Kladua-Maljevac in the following days, began protesting, asking for passage towards the destinations where they could finally, some after years and decades, start their future outside of humanitarian anvil and police hammers. Croatia welcomed refugees by raised fences and police cordons. Both sides got hurt in the conflict that escalated. Over the next few days, hundreds of people remained at the border crossing, some even at night, isolated and exposed to different pressures, without any external aid. They protested quietly until the Bosnian police removed them from the crossing. Although the media was flooded with news from the border, in Croatia, we can freely conclude today, the protest itself was utterly invisible. The images, pictures, statements, and comments that were mediated to us via media were carefully reshaped and unladen from their context and critical viewpoint, and instead of the protest, they spoke of something completely different of the attack on the Croatian border.

The protest at the border crossing Velika Kladua-Maljevac was reported by most Croatian media from a d...


The Truth about Hydrogen "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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Exiled Chinese author in Hong Kong urges courage to defend free speech "IndyWatch Feed War"

Dissident Chinese author Ma Jian hit out at threats to freedom of speech Saturday saying it was the basis of civilisation after a struggle to find a venue to host his talks at Hong Kongs literary festival.

The venue battle fuelled growing concerns that semi-autonomous Hong Kongs freedoms are fast disappearing under an assertive Beijing.

Ma, whose books are banned in mainland China, is due to promote his latest novel China Dream at two speaking events Saturday.

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Ma Jian

The title plays on Chinese President Xi Jinpings rhetoric of national rejuvenation and is described by publisher Penguin as a biting satire of totalitarianism.

Self-censorship is nothing wonderful and we have to have the courage to break that, he told reporters Saturday morning at a press conference at the new Tai Kwun arts centre, which hosts the Hong Kong International Literary Festival and had originally cancelled his talks.

The venue reinstated them at the eleventh hour Friday after a replacement location also dropped out.

China Dream

Photo: Ma Jian via Twitter.

Ma, 65, said Tai Kwuns last-minute change of heart showed that self-censorship had failed.

The freedom to speak is the basis of our civilisation, he added.

We have to safeguard our freedom of expression. We have to safeguard our civilisation.

He agreed freedom of speech in Hong Kong was shrinking and that people felt a lack of security but said the attention given to the cancellation of his talks and the reversal of the decision had unified people and could be the beginning of change.

Ma, who lives in London and is a British passport holder as well as holding Hong Kong residency, said he had informed his local MP that he was coming to Hong Kong and they had told the British foreign ministry.

I know that they would protect me if I ever disappeared and would look for me, he said.

This is what I can do in a democratic country.

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Household & Garden @ SHARE "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Household & GardenHousehold & Garden is one of our ten categories of items here at SHARE:Frome Library of Things.

At the time of writing we have 85 items in the Household & Garden category from carpet cleaners to car polishers, heaters to hoovers, dog cages to drain unblockers, log makers to lights, massage tables to metal detectors you get the idea!

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If youd like to sponsor this category and have your business advertised with every item borrowed from within it, as well as inside the shop and on our window, please get in touch with us.

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Some world of long ago past "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

For those who want a taster of Radio 4's Beyond Today without having to listen to it for more than a few seconds, this should give you an idea of what it's been like so far:


Did Tony Blair know 'evidence' used to justify Iraq war came from torture? "IndyWatch Feed War"

It is now established that British spy agencies knew the man whose 'evidence' was used to make the case for the Iraq war was tortured. It is time for the whole truth about the UK's role to be told


Four base units of measure in the metric system about to be changed "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Officials with the General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) have announced that at a meeting to be held next week, four of the base units used in the metric system will be redefined. The four units under review are the ampere, kilogram, mole and kelvin.

Currently, the is officially defined as the mass of a cylinder made of a platinum-iridium alloy housed in a bell jar in Franceit has been removed from its protected spot every 40 years to serve as a calibration tool for other weights. But according to officials with CGPM, its days are numbered. This is because the 60 member nations that make up the body will be voting to change to a system in which the kilogram will be defined indirectlyby using the Planck constant.

The tool used to provide the new base unit is the Kibble balancea very complex piece of equipment that first measures the amount of electric current necessary to create an that is equal to a force acting on a given mass. It is during the second stage that the Plank constant comes into play. The reason for the changeover is to reference a more stable basis of measurement and to allow for the development of more precise measuring devices. Several metrologists involved in bringing the changes to a vote have acknowledged that most people will neither understand the changes that have taken place, nor notice that a change has occurred.


New flexible, transparent, wearable biopatch, improves cellular observation, drug delivery "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Purdue University researchers have developed a new flexible and translucent base for silicon nanoneedle patches to deliver exact doses of biomolecules directly into cells and expand observational opportunities.

This means that eight or nine nanoneedles can be injected into a single cell without significantly damaging a cell. So we can use these nanoneedles to deliver biomolecules into cells or even tissues with minimal invasiveness, said Chi Hwan Lee, an assistant professor in Purdue Universitys Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and School of Mechanical Engineering.

A surgeon performs surgery on the back of a hand of a patient who has melanoma. Purdue researchers are developing a new flexible and translucent base for silicon patches to deliver exact doses of biomolecules directly into cells and expand observational opportunities. The researchers say skin cancer could be one of the applications for the patches.


Media mindlessly parrot nuclear lobby low carbon nonsense theme for November 18 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The nuclear fuel chain emits carbon all the way through, and I find it extraordinary that journalists mindlessly parrot these lies from the nuclear lobby. Makes you wonder do the mainstream journalists actually compose the stuff that they write, about nuclear power, or do they just copy the handouts from the industry?

Quite simply, nuclear industry leaders want to get financial help subsidies, tax credits, from governments that have been duped into believing that nuclear power is low or even zero carbon.

The also want the respectability, public approval,  that comes from being seen as combatting climate change. (even though most were previously in the denying climate change camp).

Anyway its common sense to see that nuclear power is quite a strong emitter of greenhouse gases.  Any thinking non-expert can see that. However, experts see it too. Only one step in that uranium-nuclear chain is low emission though all nuclear lobbyists claim that this step is no emission the reactors operation.


Prophets of the Conversations with Tyler "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

From before the season started:

COWEN: The Milwaukee Bucks last year won, I believe, 44 games, and in the NBA, they were in the bottom third for the number of three-pointers attempted. Why should we think they might do better this year?

[Ben] THOMPSON: Because they had the worst coach in the league, by far, and he is gone, and now they have a new coach. They actually have the best shot profile in the entire league in the preseason, which is shooting threes or shooting shots at the rim. They are 89 percent or something like that.

They are going to have a great year. Giannis is going to win MVP. Its going to be amazing, and we, being Bucks Twitter, is going to spend the whole time telling everyone that we were right and they were wrong.

That is from my Conversation with Ben Thompson.  The Bucks are now 9-2, and two nights ago they beat the world champion Golden State Warriors.

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#Indonesia: Trial Update on #Yogyakarta Prisoners "IndyWatch Feed War"

Information update from the Prisoners in Yogyakarta as of now, they are as well as can be expected. Even though comrade BV is experiencing shortness of breath, but now its beginning to get better.

Submitted to Enough is Enough.

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The trial process is very long, especially for comrade BV, AM, and W. Those whose the trials already happened on 8.11.18 have already proceeded to the trials of pleading (defedents defence), and before that they already receive the demands from the Public Prosecutor with a maximum penalty of 10 months at their trial on 1.11.18 at the Sleman District Court. At the moment they are being retained at Cebongan Prison, Sleman awaiting the following trial process with the agenda for the verdict to be handed down on 22.11.18.

We will keep updating information for you with further developments.


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Classic Crime: P.D.James A Taste For Death (1988) Adam Dalgleish with Roy Marsden #4/6 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Sir Paul Berowne a prominent Government Minister turns to his old friend Adam Dalgleish following a series of threatening letters delivered to his London home. The ministers wife is in an adulterous affair with a prominent surgeon and she makes no secret of it. Berownes only daughter is involved in left-wing politics and rejects her conservative father. Adding to his woes, his own mother favoured her son who was killed in an IRA terrorist ambush over Paul. The informal investigation has barely began when Dalgliesh is faced with a series of bizarre deaths that turn the case into an urgent assignment.


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