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Sunday, 25 February

02:52

Is the Constitution Our Own Worst Enemy? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

How our interpretation or the U.S. Constitution is distorted.

02:48

God's own Country, Kerala, where God is fast asleep "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The pictures of the poor mentally challenged tribal man from Kerala who was lynched for supposedly stealing rice are haunting to say the least. That look of utter vulnerability written all over his body tells us the story of human injustice and human suffering in the same breath.

01:15

ONE STEP CLOSER TO A NEW WORLD ODOR "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

ONE STEP CLOSER TO A NEW WORLD ODOR

The Ruling Class is making sure there is an age divide so they can convince the millennial generation to agree that purging the elderly is a good thing for the earth & climate change.

These kids are being trained to believe some people do not have the right to live due to their views. This is terrifying!

One step systems and 3 step system can help people with many things. My opinion on this matter is that these type of steps can help you in many ways.

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00:22

UN Security Council Unanimously Backs Syria Ceasefire "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Syria Ceasefire(MEE)  With Russias backing, the UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously backed a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow for humanitarian aid deliveries and medical evacuations. The resolution demanding the ceasefire without delay was adopted as Syrian government forces pounded the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said warplanes struck Eastern []

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Saturday, 24 February

23:54

HML/A-269 Gunrunners attack helicopter squadron personnel vehicle found in parking lot near Mandalay Bay, 3 black attack helicopters spotted overflying Route 91 venue "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Does last years 1 October attack have anything to do with the Gunrunners Attack Helicopter Squadron?

LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) If you are an avid Intellihub reader you may already know that three black helicopters were lurking behind the Mandalay Bay before, during, and after last years 1 October massacre.

The three unmarked aircraft were captured on video where they appear to have remained aloft during the entire 10-minute massacre, maneuvering well below the roof-lines of both Mandalay Bay and the Delano Hotel.

In the footage, all three choppers can be seen taking different respective positions in the sky were they remained invisible to radar throughout the attack.

All three of the aircraft were operating without displaying any visible running lights or transponder signals which is a major violation of strict Federal Aviation Administration rules and regulations for the encompassing Class B airspace.

Interestingly enough, while conducting the first leg of my 6-week on-the-ground investigation on Saturday, I happened to witness three flat black unmarked helicopters overfly the Route 91 venue which I am currently tracking for further investigation.

Here is a photograph of one of the three choppers I spotted as they overflew the Excalibur and headed west along Tropicana Blvd at a fairly low altitude around 8:58 a.m.

hueyLAS VEGAS This photograph was taken at 8:58 a.m. from the corner of Mandalay Bay Rd. and Giles St. and appears to show some type of UH-1N Huey variant which is considered a light attack helicopter. There were three of these flying in a string about 200 yards apart. (Shepard Ambellas/Intellihub)

The aircraft appear to be the UH-1N Huey or some type of variant.

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23:53

Baby Winter Olympics "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I mentioned before that the only Winter Olympic sport I would care to watch is curling but since I do not have cable TV, I could not see any because the network broadcasts only show it at weird hours. But I got lucky on my long flight last week because the airline had various TV channels and while surfing through, I managed to catch the US vs. Switzerland womens curling contest. It was fascinating. The level of strategy involved and the precision with which the teams can aim the rock towards the house (I am slowly learning the jargon) is amazing.

Here are some future competitors getting an early start in their training. And when I say early, I mean really early.

23:25

The Mueller Indictments: The Day the Music Died "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The FBI's Russia indictments last week have whipped Democrats and the mainstream media into a frenzy but the "scandal" may be collapsing under its own weight, writes Daniel Lazare.

23:23

Emotional Trauma And Political Sleight Of Hand How You Are Being Played "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (2/23/18). When are we going to see that faked, created, hoaxed or otherwise any time an incident can be used to manipulate the emotions of the []

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22:16

Apparently the Solution To Mass Shootings Is To Turn Schools Into Prisons "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

In response to last weeks shooting at a Florida high school, the states governor recently released his plans to make schools safer. Many of his proposals will indisputably serve to further turn schools into prisons, a trend that has been on the rise for years. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Governor Rick Scotts proposals include:  $450 []

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22:01

Report Exposes Rampant Sexual Misconduct Within The Red Cross "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) released a report revealing that nearly two dozen employees have left their jobs for sexual misconduct, and no one has been charged. (TFTP) A scathing report on an internal review of the charity group, The Red Cross, has revealed nearly two dozen employees have been removed from []

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20:59

More Than a Fight over Couscous: Why the Palestinian Narrative Must Be Embraced "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In the Zionist narrative, Palestine does not exist -- nor is it allowed to exist -- even if merely as a cultural conception. Israel fears a Palestinian narrative because the Israeli government understands, and rightly so, that it is the collective Palestinian narrative that has compelled resistance, in all of its forms for over 70 years.

20:51

Data? We dont need no stinkin data! Skin color is enough! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

CPAC (The Conservative Political Action Conference) is an annual gathering of nutty and hate-filled right-wingers, aka the Republican party faithful, and it is currently going on. This is where speakers throw red meat to the attendees, the redder the better, attacking all their favorite targets with hyperbolic rhetoric. Alice Ollstein reports on one session on immigration that quickly went off the rails when a speaker tried to buck that trend and persuade the audience, using actual data, that immigrants are actually good for the US.

As David Bier, a policy analyst with the libertarian Cato Institute, attempted to lay out research proving that immigrants actually have lower crime rates than native-born Americans, contribute significantly to the economy and are assimilating just as well or better than past generations of immigrants, his fellow panelists derided his statements as nutty and angry audience members shouted him down.

Sweetie, youre too young to know, one woman called out as Bier said that the economy has historically done well during periods of high immigration to the United States.

During a heated question and answer session during the immigration panel, a man from Four Corners, Virginia went on an extended diatribe about a Latino man who once crashed his car in front of his house.

I had to go down to court to testify, and I was the only white face in the crowd other than the lawyers being paid to translate for these people, he said. You can go down to Four Corners Park and see obvious illegal immigrants defecating in the woods, fornicating in the woods, and on and on and on. These people are not the immigrants of the 20s and 30s. They will never be able to get good jobs here and be good citizens. Is that in your study?

Struggling to be heard over the loud applause that ensued, Bier responded, If you look at the data, the people committing crimes are overwhelmingly native-born Americans. So if you want to talk about the effect of immigrants on the crime rate, they actually lower the crime rate, resulting in a safer society. Obviously there are some immigrants who do commit crimes, just like there were some who committed crimes back when the Irish were the ones coming in.

Oh, Im Irish, dont you talk about the Irish, an older woman angrily called out.

Afterwards, betraying a charming naivete, Bier said that he still believes in the power of facts and research to convince conservatives of the benefits of immigration.

David, David, David, I wonder how long it will take you to...

20:41

And now for some good news "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Heres what Ive been listening to today. I think Janelle Monae is what youd get if Prince were resurrected as a woman.

I like this one even better. I want to visit that club, even though I fear I would not survive the experience.

Genius. But I have to wait until 27 April for the whole album to drop, which is cruel.

20:32

Ask the Strategic Genius: Honesty Under Pressure "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This is a counterpoint to our lesson regarding the parking pastor. [stderr]

This fellow is a master of strategy. [limelight]

Freemason Glenn Langford, 51, has been granted bail after being accused of damaging a pipe organ at Brisbanes Masonic Memorial Centre on Wednesday night. Authorities discovered him lying inside the sizable instrument, drunk and naked. He had with him a remote controlled police car and toy gun, and was arrested on the scene.

Unfortunately, he did place himself in a perilous position, and worse damaged some rare and beautiful things.

Yet, he confronted the situation fearlessly. Perhaps, because he did not remember what happened:

When queried as to why he was found naked in the organ, Langford told 7 News that he didnt have an explanation. Things just got a little loose I was out of it. I apologise to all the righteous Freemasons everywhere.

He probably would have been able to escape the peril with no additional personal damage, had he not also done some serious and unfortunate damage.

Langford allegedly broke into and flooded the premises by turning on taps, which set off a fire alarm alerting the police to his presence. He stands accused of damaging the pipe organ and a decorative wall. Insured for over a million dollars and installed in 1930, the organs damage is believed to be irreparable, according to the buildings caretaker.

Why a remote controlled police car? And why inside a pipe organ? These are great mysteries.

Alcohol was involved.

20:30

C. S. Lewiss moral argument an ironic postscript "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In my last two posts, I wrote about my reaction to C.S. Lewiss moral argument for the existence of God, which I encountered as an agnostic in my early twenties, and how and why I ultimately found it to be flawed. Short version:

Lewis: People all share particular moral beliefs about the importance of fairness/honesty/courage etc. This indicates that some kind of Being outside the universe instilled these beliefs into us.

Me: Great point, but in fact a better explanation is that people are capable of figuring out that the feelings of other people matter.

Longer version, part 1

Longer version, part 2

Fast-forward something in the region of twenty-five years.

Just over a year ago, I discovered Ana Mardolls superb ongoing deconstruction of the Narnia stories and read through all the archived posts so far, as well as all the posts shes made since then. (Which, by the way, I strongly recommend. Also, the comments from her readers on each post, which are brilliant and contain much snarking and fanfic. Also, her Twilight deconstruction. Also, almost everything else shes written. But I digress.)

You know what? The morality Lewis reveals throughout the story is terrible.

The Jesus-character mauls one child in a terrifying lion attack. This is justified as being wound-for-wound punishment for an incident in which, while trying to escape a forced marriage, she drugged a slave thus causing the slave to be whipped. (Actual Jesus: Hey, guys, you know that law you have about equivalent punishment on a wound-for-wound basis? Thats ending. Be extra nice to each other instead. Lewiss Jesus: You totally get punished on a wound-for-wound basis. Deal with it.) However, a few books earlier, a (white, male) character...

20:30

Putting Noah to Shame "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Imagine a male African American baby born in the US in 2012. According to the CDC and the NVSS, that baby would have a life expectancy of 72.3 years. Now imagine that baby ends up living more than 3600 years. Trans folk and other persons, I bring you the Opportunity Rover.

Expected to have a life of 90 Martian days (90 rotations of Mars or about 92 days and 8 hours on earth), the Opportunity Rover has now been performing tasks of exploration and discovery for 5000 Sols over 14 years and 18 days on Earth (5128.5 days).

This doesnt mean that NASA was being deceptive in billing this as a 90 Sol mission. Look at the CDC data again. A 100 year old Black man in the USA in 2012 could still expect 2.6 more years of life. The average expectancy includes those short lives ended during infancy 2.2 times as often for Black children as for non-Hispanic white children. In a metaphoric parallel, robotic missions to Mars also die in infancy far too often. So once we had Opportunity safe on the Martian surface, I (and Im sure many others) expected that odds were better than 50/50 that the 3-month mission would need an extension. But to be perfectly honest, I thought that surviving one Martian winter would be impressive and two would be ultimately, if not immediately, fatal. With a Martian year at 687 days (about 670 Sols), I guessed its survivability might be 1500 Sols at the outside, and probably less. 1100-1200 seemed a decent WAG to me.

Spirit ended up double that. Opportunity doubled that again. And now it hits 5000 Sols and is still performing valuable science, including scouting for future missions. Its hard to believe that human beings, working together, can send 1 tonne packages to another planet. Its amazing to bear witness to the ongoing success of the Spirit/Opportunity paired mission. I dont think Im going to try my hand at estimating Opportunitys final date of failure. As a Martian actuary, Im just not that successful.

20:01

Next Stage Of Net Neutrality Conflict Begins "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

On Thursday, the FCC's net neutrality rule was published in the Federal Register. This was the official start of the next phase of the campaign to protect the open Internet as a common carrier with equal access for all and without prejudice based on content (net neutrality). There are multiple fronts of struggle to make net neutrality a reality: Congress, the courts, states and communities. This is part of a campaign to create an Internet for the 21st Century that is fast, reliable and available in all communities. Polls show widespread support for net neutrality.

19:21

4 Armed Cops Waited Outside Florida High School as Children Were Massacred "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

4 Cops Florida High School(ZHE)  Coral Springs police officers were stunned and upset to learn that four Broward County Sheriffs Deputies were stationed outside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and had not entered to face an active shooter, sources with the Coral Springs, FL police department told CNN. As the details behind the police response to the Valentines Day massacre []

19:00

US Politicians Want to Make It Illegal to Wear Saggy Pants "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Saggy Pants(TMU)  In recent decades, cities and states throughout the country have been slowly and silently criminalizing saggy pants. A new bill proposed in the South Carolina will threaten fines for anyone who has pants that hang more than three inches below the waistline, even if their skin is not exposed. On February 15th, South Carolina lawmakers []

18:45

The Eco-Rebels Who Beat the French State: Inside la ZAD. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Tune in on Sunday as redfish presents The eco-rebels who beat the French state: Inside la ZAD, the story of how farmers and anti-capitalists united to score a rare victory over the government. The ZAD - meaning Zone to Defend -  was formed in 2009 when activists occupied 1,650 hectares of land earmarked for a new airport in Notres-Dames-des-Landes. They established a thriving alternative community which united farmers facing eviction and anti-capitalist activists who came together to defend it in the face of state repression. In January French Prime Minister douard Philippe announced the governments 40 year plan was to be scrapped. oi

18:45

Apparently the Solution to Mass Shootings Is to Turn Schools Into Prisons "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Carey Wedler In response to last weeks shooting at a Florida high school, the states governor recently released his plans to make schools safer....

18:43

NRA Spokeswoman to CNN: Many in the media like the ratings aspect of mass shootings "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

21st Century Wire says

Does the media like the ratings mass shootings bring to their networks? Its a fair question, and one that needs to be given more air time in the national debate as yet another horrific mass shooting dominates the news cycle.

This week, Dana Loesch, national spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association, unleashed a scathing critique on CNN and the mainstream media over their sensational, politicized coverage of last weeks Florida school shooting:

Many in legacy media love mass shootings. You guys love it, Dana Loesch said Thursday. Now Im not saying that you love the tragedy. But I am saying that you love the ratings. Crying white mothers are ratings gold to you and many in the legacy media in the back (of the room).

And notice I said crying white mothers because there are thousands of grieving black mothers in Chicago every weekend, and you dont see town halls for them, do you? Loesch asked. Wheres the CNN town hall for Chicago? Wheres the CNN town hall for sanctuary cities?

Loesch defended her previous statements about mass shootings being ratings gold speaking to CNNs New Day host Alisyn Camerota:

I do think that many in the media do because they like the ratings aspect of it. And its true because its wall-to-wall coverage. They put the murderers face up on loop, on televisions all across America, more than they discuss the victims or survivors.

Camerota fires back, Its just not true! How dare you!

Watch the heated exchange:

 

Loesch then reminded Camerota that CNN has allowed many of their guests to openly present that the NRA is somehow complicit in the crime that took place in Parkland, Florida earlier this month.

On Episode #222 of the SUNDAY WIRE, we begin to dissect the bizarre media coverage in the aftermath of this latest mass shooting.

READ MORE DAILY SHOOTER NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire Daily Shooter Files

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18:35

New Smart Robot Opens Doors Even When Humans Try To Stop It "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Jake Anderson One of the creepiest parts of the film Jurassic Park is when the velociraptor uses his witch-like claws to manipulate the door handle and...

18:34

Junk Planet: Is Earth the Largest Garbage Dump in the Universe? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Is Earth the largest garbage dump in the Universe? I dont know. But its a safe bet that Earth would be a contender were such a competition to be held. Let me explain why. This article provides reasonably comprehensive summary of the types of garbage being generated (focusing particularly on those that are less well known), the locations into which the garbage is being dumped and some indication of what is being done about it and what you can do too. As noted by Baher Kamal: Though some forms of pollution have been reduced as technologies and management strategies have advanced, approximately 19 million premature deaths are estimated to occur annually as a result of the way societies use natural resources and impact the environment to support production and consumption. And that is just the cost in human lives.

18:30

Kentucky Committee Approves Bill to Limit Drone Spying, Help Thwart Federal Surveillance Program "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Michael Maharrey Yesterday, a Kentucky Senate Committee passed a bill that would require police to get a warrant before engaging in drone surveillance in...

18:28

Students Converge on Floridas Capitol Building "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Governor Rick Scott and lawmakers proposed the most significant change in gun control for Florida in decades, on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. They are backing new limits that defy the National Rifle Association (NRA) but they do not meet the demands made by the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last week. []

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18:22

Vanessa Beeley Exposes Entertainment Industry/NGO Network Pushing White Helmets Propaganda "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

Perception management has long been a facet of the dominant minority (aka Deep State) that controls the military, political, financial, and industrial sectors of life in the Western world. Perception management is not only undertaken by political discourse in the political realm but even more so by the media that is supposed to be tasked []

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18:15

Nikola Tesla Relied on the Power of Visualization Heres How to Use it in Your Life "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Dylan Charles Although he was unique in many ways, one of the most fascinating aspects Nikola Teslas life was his extraordinary power of visualization....

18:13

Dr. Oz Interview With Medical Journalist Nicole Saphier On 5G Cell Towers. Is She Concerned or Que Sera Sera? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By B.N. Frank On February 9, 2018, Dr. Oz included a segment on his program about Americans who are concerned about 5G small cell towers...

18:02

Newsflash: Teachers Are Already Armed "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Teachers Already Armed(FEE Op-ed)  In the wake of yet another mass shooting in a public school, a host of familiar recommendations have resurfaced about how to prevent this from ever happening again. Predictably, both conservatives and liberals are looking to the government for a solution. Americans have somehow arrived at a point where they cannot conceive of []

17:59

FBI Tipster Transcript Leaked: Cruz Will Get Into A School And Shoot The Place Up: Full Text "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

Update: Amid public demands for transparency, the Broward Police have released the full list of 23 calls for service to the  home of attacker Nikolas Cruz, in a desperate bid to deflect criticism over handling the Parkland school shooting. The final call, however, just like the transcript from the January 5 call discussed below, shows that serious concerns were not []

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17:46

The ugly face of Billy Graham "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The famous evangelist died last week at the age of 99 and we are now going through an orgy of official mourning that would have delighted the adulation-seeking Graham. I have been sickened by the fawning praise that has been rolling in from all quarters for the so-called Americas pastor, ignoring the many bad things he said and did. So it was a relief to read this article by Bob Moser that paints a very different picture of the man.

Moser said that in 1973 at the age of ten, he was grappling with the torment of his sexuality since he liked boys. So when he heard that Graham was coming to his town in North Carolina for one his crusades to save souls, he pleaded with his parents to take him to it so that he might be cured of his yearnings. They agreed and took him to the huge football stadium where the rally was held. Grahams rallies were meticulously planned three years in advance to make sure that the stadiums were packed and were carefully choreographed performances with Graham on stage expertly working the crowd like a rock star. And of course at the end was the altar call, where people who wanted to be saved were urged to raise their hands and come forward and be prayed upon and to give their names and addresses to receive literature. People from the back of the stadium got up and began to walk, and Moser, with his father as chaperone, joined thousands of others in the long trek towards the stage. (Moser later learned that the people who initially stood up and walked down, these early bird savers, were paid staffers doing this in order to encourage others.)

But despite being saved, Mosers sexual preferences did not change and later that fall Graham, in his newspaper column in response to a query from a young girl wondering what to do about her attraction to another girl, unequivocally condemned homosexuality, causing immense turmoil for him.

17:40

Syrian National Dialogue Congress participants adopt final statement on countrys future - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jim W. Dean - I held off in publishing this to let the reaction of the US Coalition be fully developed, so we would be past pondering what it might be.

17:39

Role of Pakistan Army in Saudi Arabia - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

  By Sajjad Shaukat for Veterans Today   The role of Pakistan Army in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has again come to limelight, as Pakistan decided to send more troops in that country. Many Indian newspapers and media anchors started spreading disinformation that Pakistan Army will be used by Riyadh in case of war []

17:38

Skeptic and atheist organizations suffer a failure of leadership "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In a total coincidence, I woke up this morning and notice a box of old magazines by the bedside that my wife was planning to throw out, and on the very top was the back cover of Free Inquiry, with this advertisement:

And then, this morning, this article appears: Science Organizations Cancel Lawrence Krauss Events After Sexual Harassment Allegations. Like lightning, within days of the big, thoroughly-sourced article documenting Krausss shenanigans, the speaking engagements are sublimating away, leaving nothing but a greasy smear on floor of his reputation. Hes lost the odd event with Sam Harris last night, NECSS has announced that they dont plan to invite him to future events, MIT cancelled an event, the American Physical Society has dropped him from their annual meeting he has been Harvey Weinsteined practically overnight.

There are a few exceptions. That infamous cruise:

The BuzzFeed piece also cites an alleged incident in 2011 involving Krauss that I previously detailed in a 2013 post I wrote for the Heresy Club, a now-defunct blog network of young writers in the skeptic community. The blog post, which was removed shortly after its publication following legal threats from Krauss, described a 2011 incident in which Krauss allegedly propositioned a woman to engage in a threesome with himself and another woman (the request was reportedly turned down). The woman was at the time a guest on a cruise sponsored by the Center for Inquiry, where Krauss was one of the featured speakers. I also wrote in my 2013 blog postand the BuzzFeed article reiteratesthat at least one CFI employee implored the then-president of CFI, Ron Lindsay, to not invite Krauss on a planned 2014 cruise, citing the report of unwanted sexual attention she had received from the woman and other past offensive behavior. The CFI nevertheless invited him.

CFI has known about these problems as long or longer than other organizations. Nevertheless, CFI has long supported him.

Once, Krauss was barred from making contact with an undergraduate student by his university or from entering the campus without permission, following her harassment complaint, the BuzzFeed article reports. In another instance, the article says, a prominent research institute placed Krauss on its do-not-invite list, following a complaint made during a 2009 event where he guest-spoke. The article also reported that another prominent sec...

17:38

Why Does the CIA Prefer Corporate Media? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The CIA can do whatever it wants. The rest of us have to follow the rules. There is one glimmer of hope, though. It's Judge Colleen McMahon and those jurists like her. Maybe she'll use this case to give Washington a lesson in respect for the law, freedom of the press, and separation of powers. Maybe.

17:33

Federal Judge Blocks Construction Of Bayou Bridge Pipeline "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Atchafalaya Basin is located in southern Louisiana. The proposed Bayou Bridge pipeline would connect the Dakota Access Pipeline to the Gulf of Mexico. Judge Dick found that the lawsuit filed by several groupsAtchafalaya Basinkeeper, the Louisiana Crawfish Producers Association (West), Gulf Restoration Network, Waterkeeper Alliance and Sierra Club, represented by lawyers with Earthjusticeraises serious concerns and that the 162-mile pipeline would irreparably harm the Atchafalaya Basin. The groups recently presented live testimony during a hearing showing that the ancient cypress and tupelo trees slated to be turned into mulch while the pipeline right-of-way is being cleared would never return, including evidence that these old-growth trees are the Noah's Ark of the swampproviding habitat for migratory birds, bears, bats and numerous other wildlife.

17:24

48 Million Sickened Every Year By Cheap, Dirty Meat "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

If you live in the U.S., youre far more likely to get hit with salmonella or some other foodborne illness, than if you live in the U.K.  You can thank the factory farm industry for that. An investigation by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) and the Guardian found shockingly high levels of foodborne illness in the U.S. The Guardian reports that annually, around 14.7 percent (48 million people) of the U.S. population is estimated to suffer from an illness, compared to around 1.5 percent (1 million) in the UK. In the U.S., 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year of foodborne diseases. Driving these grim statistics is the multi-billion-dollar industrial factory farm industry that not only makes us sick, but pollutes our water and air, exploits workers, is causing an antibiotic resistance crisis and is unconscionably inhumane.

17:23

Secret War: Vladimir Putins Ghost Army Inside Syria "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In this Newsbud report, we will examine what has been referred to Russian President Vladimir Putins shadow army, or Putins ghost soldiers, who played a significant role in the Ukraine conflict. Downing a Ukrainian military plane full of paratroopers, carrying out combat operations and conducting assassinations. This shadow army is currently on the ground inside Syria, but the Russian government is denying any involvement. The full report is exclusively available for members at Newsbud.com nonmembers can watch it now at Newsbud Vimeo on Demand.

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Show Notes

Russian mercenaries, a secretive weapon in Syria

Putins Shadow Army Suffers a Setback in Syria

Updated: What Is the Connection Between the Wagner Group and the Russian State?

US reportedly killed as many as 100 Russian fighters in Syria attack

Russia admits several dozen of its citizens killed in Syria fighting

Russian troll farm...

17:16

Immigrant Youth Stand With Survivors Of Parkland Mass Shooting & Will Take Streets On The March For Our Lives "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Washington, DC  On March 24th, immigrant youth will march in solidarity with the courageous survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and students across the country who are calling on Congress to protect the lives of young people and communities by enacting stricter gun control laws. Immigrant youth will organize marches at Pompano Beach High School (Pompano Beach, FL), Woodrow Wilson High School (Washington, D.C.), and Central Washington University (Ellensburg, WA) with more to come. Camila Duarte, high school student and immigrant youth leader at United We Dream Florida, said: The shooting in Parkland hit home. My friends brother was one of the victims at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and I cant express just how much this has affected our whole community.

17:14

Ben Swann Exposes FDA, DEA Deception On Kratom "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

In 2015, the DEA announced its plans to place Kratom on the list of Controlled Substances (in the same scheduling level as heroin to be exact) but, amid public outcry, the agency backed off, deferring to FDA review and advice. Many optimistic  Kratom activists were tempted to rest on their laurels, trusting that the FDA would []

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17:03

New Proposal Designed To Confuse Public And Prevent Medicare For All "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington-based Democratic Party think tank funded by Wall Street, including private health insurers and their lobbying group, unveiled a new healthcare proposal designed to confuse supporters of Medicare for All and protect private health insurance profits. It is receiving widespread coverage in progressive media outlets. We must be aware of what is happening so that we are not fooled into another public option dead end.* The fact that CAP is using Medicare for All language is both a blessing and a curse. It means Medicare for All is so popular that they feel a need to co-opt it, and it means that they are trying to co-opt it, which will give Democrats an opportunity to use it to confuse people. This effort could be preparation for the possibility that Democrats win a majority in Congress in 2018 or 2020.

16:57

A Proposal Designed to Confuse Public and Prevent "Medicare for All" "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The fact that CAP is using Medicare for All language is both a blessing and a curse. It means Medicare for All is so popular that they feel a need to co-opt it, and it means that they are trying to co-opt it, which will give Democrats an opportunity to use it to confuse people.

16:56

TNET 15: Fox and the Whale. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Fox And The Whale from robin joseph on Vimeo.

Fox And The Whale is an independently produced and self-financed Animated Short Film. The film was shortlisted for the 90th Oscars and is a nominee for the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards. If you are interested in supporting you can buy the Art of book & film package here
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Open Thread. Dont be an asshole. Thanks. Previous Thread.

16:55

South Africa to Cut All Diplomatic Ties With Israel "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

South Africa Israel(MEMO)  The South African government is intending to cut diplomatic ties with Israel in protest of its treatment of the Palestinian people, the countrys Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor announced yesterday. Pandor informed parliamentarians of the governments resolution during a ten-hour joint debate on South African President Cyril Ramaphosas State of the Nation Address (SONA) []

16:55

7 Things We Learned From D.C. Area Black Lives Matter Week Of Action In Schools "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Black Lives Matter Movement helps students connect with history in a new way. Talking about the Black Lives Matter Movement allowed students to reflect on the long history of the Movement for Black Lives. For example, a sixth grade Arlington teacher began her lesson on the U.S. Constitution with a discussion of the Black Lives Matter Movement. The class then read Mumbets Declaration of Independence, the true story of an enslaved woman in Massachusetts who sued for her own freedom. After the read aloud, students read the preamble to the Constitution and discussed who wasnt included in the we the people phrase. Bringing it to today, they brainstormed how they could use the Constitution to fight for justice on issues in their own lives such as sexual harassment, deportation, the Muslim ban, health care, police brutality, and the Black Lives Matter movement.

16:43

Get Me Outa Wakanda! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I wasnt going to record this commentary for Black Agenda Radio. Originally it was a Facebook post, but it generated such a response that it deserved a life outside of corporate social media. Because Black Agenda Report is equally critical of Republicans and Democrats, because as black leftists we consistently oppose capital, patriarchy, empire, the black political class and the bipartisan war machine we are the only black oriented media outfit alleged by the Washington Post and Prop Or Not to be under the evil influence of the Russians . Google and other corporate social media have targeted Black Agenda Report in order to restrict your access to our content. If I, Glen Ford or Margaret Kimberley or Ajamu Baraka or Black Agenda Report was temporarily or permanently banned from Facebook all our posts and their comments would disappear. Facebook claims all posts as its private property.

16:42

Gaining Context "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


Good Saturday Morning from LL's house, where breakfast is on the table. Why stop at bacon, eggs, pancakes and juice when you can also have biscuits and gravy? Not me, that's for sure. The context that we enjoy with others is comforting in the same way as a good breakfast is.

There is comfort in having others understand who we were when and why we are who we are now. Friends, relatives and people we meet in the journey of life (like the guys below - Kuwait 1991 just off the King Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Road, about 40 kilometers north of the Saudi border).

I encourage you to reach out to somebody you haven't spoken with for some time who knows you for who you were as well as who you are...and you with them. It's Saturday - what better do you have to do?








That's it, carry on. Nothing more to see here. I've been asked to judge a chili cook-off later today. I wonder how all that will sit on top of pancakes?


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16:37

Horrifying Video Shows Cop Kill Unarmed Man Execution StyleOn His Knees, In His Back "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

hands

While a police officer claimed that the man he shot and killed was holding a gun and refused to drop it, Body Cam footage shows that the man's hands were empty when the officer shot him three times in the back.

The post Horrifying Video Shows Cop Kill Unarmed Man Execution StyleOn His Knees, In His Back appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

16:32

Palestinian Beaten To Death In Custody By 20 Israeli Troops "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Security camera footage shared online and picked up by local media showed the soldiers hitting the 33-year-old repeatedly in the head, stomach and back. A Palestinian man died Thursday after a brutal confrontation with Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank that the Palestinian Authority condemned as a "cold-blooded execution" after security camera footage showed at least 20 soldiers beating and kicking the man after being shot. In the footage posted on social media and carried by Israeli news sites, the troops could be seen kicking and striking a man shortly after shooting him, identified by Palestinian officials as Yassin Omar Serda, after detaining him in the town of Jericho. The Palestinian Information Ministry said about 20 soldiers had administered a "heavy beating" to Serda, especially on his stomach and back. "The Information Ministry views (his) martyrdom ... shortly after his arrest a cold-blooded execution," it said.

16:28

All American Boy For America. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Northern Tissue All American Boy Print Frances Hook 1960s.

Northern Tissue All American Boy Print Frances Hook 1960s.

Yet another self-styled prophet, one Kat Kerr (with pink hair) has stated that Jehovah took her up to heaven, and told her about the next five presidential elections.

Even before Trump ran, Kerr said, God had been telling me that, Im going to make America greater than ever, its about to step into its destiny, but I cant start this until I shift the government and there will be a president in the White House one day that will extend their hand to the believers.

He caught me up to heaven, literally, months and months and months before, Kerr continued, and He said, Ive chosen Trump and people wont like it and they wont understand it but that doesnt matter right now because Im going to change America and I need him. Hes an all-American boy that is all for America, and he is smart, he cant be bought, he cant be moved, and he cannot be controlled. And He said, He will know me and he will hear my voice.

Cant be bought? The Tiny Tyrant? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Right, the dumbfuck asshole with 30 million filthy NRA bucks sticking out of his pocket, among many others, cant be bought. As for smart, well, I think we all know well enough that the only person who thinks the Tiny Tyrant is smart is himself and his toady sycophants. Cant be moved or controlled? Oh please. Its so damn easy to manipulate his dumb arse, its ridiculous. Seems that Jehovah is just as stupid as his all American boy.

You better step back, because this is Gods time, Kerr warned those who oppose Trump, adding that God told her that not only will Trump win reelection in 2020, but that Vice President Mike Pence will then be elected to two terms as president, as will whomever Pence chooses as his vice president.

The Father is saying this, she said. For 24 years, we will have God in that White House.

Theres a dystopian vision if I ever saw one. Im pretty sure this one wont happen. I certainly hope it wont happen. Its hard to remember sometimes, but all us sensible types who arent afraid to think do outnumber the christian assholes and Trumpholes. That means always voting though, even if you dont well feel like it, and remaining active in all social justice issues.

The whole thing and video is at......

16:28

Report Exposes Rampant Sexual Misconduct Within the Red Cross "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

red cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) released a report revealing that nearly two dozen employees have left their jobs for sexual misconduct, and no one has been charged.

The post Report Exposes Rampant Sexual Misconduct Within the Red Cross appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

16:14

US Vows Largest Ever North Korea Sanctions, Threatens Ominous Phase Two "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

North Korea Sanctions(ANTIWAR.COM)  President Trump has promised to impose a new round of sanctions that will be by far the largest ever sanctions targeting North Korea, with reports from the Treasury Department suggesting it targets as many as one person, and 28 ships of various make. Promises of record new sanctions are common, though the reality is the US []

16:06

Not OneBUT FOUR COPSCowered In Fear as Kids Were Murdered in FL Shooting "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

shooting

The two departments who responded to the Parkland shooting are now blaming each other for their shortfalls as four cops were seen cowering in fear instead of saving lives.

The post Not OneBUT FOUR COPSCowered In Fear as Kids Were Murdered in FL Shooting appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

16:04

MILLION A WEEK CLUB Your Rad this Week in the US - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Morons who accepted
Colorado Springs Radiation clearly in Danger Zone; 2 Times higher than this same time in just 2017.

16:03

My First Day As CIA Director "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Get former National Security Agency Technical Director William Binney back to CIA to join me and the handpicked CIA analysts who, with other handpicked analysts (as described by former National Intelligence Director James Clapper on May 8, 2017) from the FBI and NSA, prepared the so-called Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) of Jan. 6, 2017. That evidence-impoverished assessment argued the case that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his minions to help President-elect Trumps election chances when possible by discrediting Secretary Clinton. When my predecessor, CIA Director Mike Pompeo invited Binney to his office on Oct. 24, 2017 to discuss cyber-attacks, he told Pompeo that he had been fed a pack of lies on Russian hacking and that he could prove it. Why Pompeo left that hanging is puzzling, but I believe this is the kind of low-hanging fruit we should pick pronto.

15:54

CDC Official Responsible for Handling Zika and Ebola Emergencies Mysteriously Goes Missing "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

cdc

Police have begun an investigation after a top official with the CDC has mysteriously disappeared and has now been missing for nearly two weeks.

The post CDC Official Responsible for Handling Zika and Ebola Emergencies Mysteriously Goes Missing appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

15:53

Movements Of Millions Say No To Gene Drives "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The largest rural movements in Brazil, representing well over a million farmers, are protesting a new Brazilian regulation that would allow release of gene drives, the controversial genetic extinction technology, into Brazils ecosystems and farms. On February 3rd and 4th, the National Coalition of Farmworkers and Rural, Water and Forest Peoples[1] met near So Paulo, Brazil and sounded the alarm about new Brazilian regulatory changes a resolution passed on January 15th by Brazils National Technical Commission on Biosafety that would allow the release of gene drive organisms into the environment.

15:51

Cancer Decor: Contrast. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Yesterdays Cancer Chronicle was mostly a &^%$$#fest over the cancer decor in oncology and theres also the awful decor of the infusion center. Raucous Indignation was nice enough to do a photo walk through of all his oncology work spaces, giving me a chance to see what other oncologists do when it comes to decor. I have to say, for the most part, this is much better than what I get to stare at every two weeks.

The waiting room. Okay, the pictures are fine, if on the bland side. Oh, do I ever recognize those chair colours! No, bad. That awful beige makes the blue look horrible. Black would make the blue pop, and nothing wrong with basic black, goes with everything. In the case of cancer decor, beige is the death colour, not black. Or, a tonal shift could make all the difference. Shade the blue more aqua, and replace the beige with a pale yellow. Right there, you have warmth and light without being obnoxious. And the walls, no, bad walls!

The lav. The painting is lovely, but it would probably be better if it were in front of patients, rather than behind. Cancer patients often have to spend much too long of a time in a lav, so having something to stare at is good.

Beautiful paintings! The carpet? No! Theres that godawful beige and icky brown again. Theres nothing wrong with beautiful, life affirming colours on the floor. You could get a nice multi-colour blue to go with the paintings.

Nice. I dont worry about exam rooms, theres always stuff you poke around in.

...

15:43

Police Release Calls on Nicholas Cruz Proving They Were Warned About School Shooting "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

calls

In a show of transparency, police released the 23 calls made to 911 involving the home of Nicholas Cruz. In one of the calls, police were warned he was going to be a school shooter.

The post Police Release Calls on Nicholas Cruz Proving They Were Warned About School Shooting appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

15:42

Wheaton College Wins Huge Court Battle Over Obamas Birth Control Mandate "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A judge ruled Thursday the government would violate federal civil rights laws if it forced Wheaton College to provide services like contraceptives in its health care plans against its religious beliefs, and granted a permanent injunction against it.

When the Obama administration instituted a contraceptive mandate several years ago through the Health and Human Services department, Wheaton College was one of the dozens of organizations to immediately oppose it. Wheaton, one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country, often referred to as the Harvard of Christian schools, argued being forced to pay for the contraceptives would violate its religious rights. The permanent injunction bars the government from ever forcing the school to pay.

This is the first district court order offering permanent protection from the HHS mandate after the Supreme Courts 2016 decision in Zubik v. Burwell, which said that the government could not fine religious groups for following their faith and said it could find other ways to provide services to the women who want them. The injunction not only protects them from Obamas old mandate, but from any similar, future mandates as well.

Attorney Diana Verm, an attorney with Becket, the non-profit organization which represented Wheaton along with another firm, and also Little Sisters of the Poor, in their fight against the HHS mandate, told me in an e-mail, The district court had ruled against Wheaton before because of prior court of appeals precedent that has since been vacated by the Supreme Court in Zubik v. Burwell, where the Supreme Court told the government it could not fine groups like the Little Sisters and Wheaton College for following their faith.

A portion of the injunction says, After reconsideration of their position, Defendants now agree that enforcement of the currently operative rules regarding the contraceptive mandate against employers with sincerely held religious objections would violate RFRA, and thus do not oppose Wheatons renewed motion for injunctive and declaratory relief.

Wheaton Colleges values are steeped in Christian tradition. Originally founded in 1860 by prominent abolitionist Jonathan Blanchard, the motto, For Christ and His Kingdom guides everything it does. Thus, in 2012, after r...

15:32

TGIF: The Tragicomedy of Russiagate "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

We have a moral inequivalence on our hands. It's okay if we do it to "them" (whomever), but it's not okay if "they" do it to us. Moreover, we can do it to ourselves, but if anyone else tries it, there'll be hell to pay.

15:32

Time for some Secular Social Justice "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Ive managed to eke out enough frequent flyer miles that I can afford to fly off to Secular Social Justice on 7 April. Also, as usual, all it takes is reading a little Sikivu Hutchinson to get me fired up for it.

In April, the American Humanist Association is sponsoring the semi-annual Secular Social Justice (SSJ) conference in Washington, D.C. This first of its kind conference is designed to spotlight the intersectional, anti-racist organizing, activism and cultural work of secular people of color. When my comrade Donald Wright (founder of the National Day of Solidarity for Black Non-Believers) and I organized the first SSJ conference two years ago at Rice University in Houston, non-believers of color were struggling with the very same visibility and platform issues that they grapple with today. The majority often navigate between a white mainstream atheist world that has been hostile to intersectionality, black feminism and people of color, and socially conservative religious communities of color that view atheism as inauthentically black or tantamount to devil worship.

Sincere Kirabo, lead organizer for this years SSJ conference notes that SSJ was developed as a direct response to pervasive complacency within the secular community that considers focus on matters of social justice issues unnecessary or a distraction. Countering that view, the conference will feature speakers and presenters from racial justice, law, public policy, queer, trans and immigrant rights activism, educational equity and humanist activism.

Finally, SSJ also speaks to a critical leadership vacuum in the mainstream atheist, humanist and secular movements. There are currently few to no people of color in executive management positions in major secular organizations (i.e., the Center for Inquiry, Secular Student Alliance, American Humanist Association, etc.). As a result, it is precisely because of anti-atheist religious bigotry, white atheist racism and the lack of culturally responsive secular organizations that the vast majority of non-believers of color do not feel comfortable openly identifying as atheist. And, until this shifts, the much-ballyhooed rise of the nones will only be a footnote for segregated communities of color.

This is the direction movement atheism has to take if it wants to survive and be meaningful. If I can help in any way, thats where I want to make my contributions.


Now, one other little thing: the conference is taking place at All-Souls Unitarian Church, but does anyone know if there i...

15:18

5 Most Popular Stories This Week (Feb. 19-23, 2018) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Here's what got the most reads on our site this week:

1. Low-Cost Pop-up Shops Create Big Value in Muskegon, Michigan

by Rachel Quednau | February 20, 2018

It's amazing what we can do when we think small.

2. In much of Ferguson, walking in the street remains the only option

by Aubrey Byron | February 20, 2018

Michael Brown was stopped by police for walking in the street. A lack of sidewalks makes this the daily reality for many Ferguson residents. 

3. Financing Infrastructure with Value Capture: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

by Rick Rybeck | February 21, 2018

The phrase "value capture" has been tossed around a lot lately. Here's what it does and doesn't mean.

4. Can Austin Keep Streets Weird (and Safe)?

by Heyden Black Walker & Jay Blazek Crossley | February 21, 2018

As the population shifts in Austin, decisions about the future of the city's streets will have significant impacts for generations to come.

5. 4 Problems with the Way Governments Communicate about Public Meetings

by Rachel Quednau | February 21, 2018

Plus one simple solution.


15:11

I guess itll be another IMDB credit for me "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I was informed yesterday that I am the &starSTAR&star of yet another movie, a movie that I was not told about and just sort of stumbled into. Im losing all respect for movie celebrities, though: apparently, the way a movie star works is to have some guy with a camera record you talking for a bit, and then they all go away, and you dont even think about it for five years, and then suddenly this thing is available online and you see it and say Oh crap, I was in that piece of shit? and you never get paid. Im beginning to wonder how those other movie stars can afford their beach houses in Malibu.

So here, you can watch my fabulous movie, Origins of the Universe: The Great Debate on Amazon Prime.

Oh, yeah, they also misspell my name, because of course they always do.

You dont really want to watch it.

As I was watching it, I remembered the circumstances. I think it was a conference in Winnipeg; this guy asked me nicely if Id answer some questions on camera, and I said sure, so I end up in this oddly lit hotel room with a stranger (I hate how that happens) and he starts firing questions at me, for about an hour. I had no idea it was a debate, but I guess that after the fact, it was. And then I literally went away and completely forgot about it.

The interviewer, Todd Cantelon, then spliced me in with other footage of such luminaries as Ken Ham and Terry Mortenson and David Menton and Jason Lisle and Georgia Purdom and PZ Meyers (oh, wait, that was me). Its weird to be retroactively ganged up on, but Im unconcerned, they were all idiots.

Theres also a woman named Mary P. Winsor who was interviewed, so I wasnt alone on my side. Shes a historian of biology, and has written criticisms of Mayrs claims about pre-Darwinian essentialism. I dont know much about her work, but if shes been opposing some of the ahistorical BS that Ernst Mayr spent a long lifetime injecting into the discourse, she and I are on the same side.

Anyway, its a long boring set of spliced-together clips of me saying a sentence or two, then Ken Ham babbling out his fallacious canned spiel about observational science and then more creationists talking, then another sentence or two by me or Mary Winsor followed by more nonsense from creationists.

Also, to spice it up, the creationists were recorded at the Creation Museum in some place where dinosaur roars and honks occasionally drown them out. Todd Cantelon pretends to be a moderator, but all of his segments were filmed in some spectacular red...

15:10

Ghouta: Terrorists Fire Over 70 Missiles into Damascus, Targeting Humanitarian Corridors "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

#SAVE GHOUTA: Staged photo as part of a seemingly endless stream of expensive western-backed propaganda designed to lend legitimacy to the terrorist occupation of East Ghouta in Damascus.

As the Syrian Government continues its operation to liberate the Damascus suburb of East Ghouta from terrorist occupation, the western media, along with foundation-funded hashtag campaigns, continue to hysterical overdrive in an effort to somehow legitimize the 6 year terrorist occupation of this area. 

Meanwhile, terrorists continue to randomly shell civilians in Damascus, as well as hitting humanitarian corridors, thus keeping many residents from being able to evacuate in an orderly fashion (see report further below).

Here is Ken Roth, the director of Human Rights Watch, putting out various images devoid of any real context, claiming that they are representative of the suffering of people in Ghouta. In reality, Roth and HRW, have been caught circulating fraudulent images and lying about events in the past is simply recycling previously failed western propaganda campaigns like #AleppoIsBurning and others:

Like with Aleppo in 2016, western funded, pro-terrorist propaganda campaigns are being run (by the same actors), this time under the heading of #SaveGhouta:

14:55

Raturday. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Chester & Vasco in their Superhero box.

C. Ford, all rights reserved.

14:41

The Daily Bird #629. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Absolutely adorable! From Giliell, click for full size.

Giliell, all rights reserved.

14:39

Exit From The Matrix: A leap of magic beyond the continuum "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

by Jon Rappoport

February 24, 2018

These are notes I made while preparing my collection, Exit From The Matrix, which contains over 50 exercises designed to expand imagination and creative power.

People assume their entire field of operation is the continuum in which they live.

Here is all the space and time there is, and Im inside it.

Really?

The continuum is a kind of fantasy. A myth.

Subconsciously, people assume the continuum is WHATEVER THEY USE TO DEFINE THEIR FIELD OF OPERATIONS.

For example, suppose a person has an overriding problem he is constantly wrestling with. Every day, every week, he nudges and massages and moves that problem around. He pats it and kicks it and tries to push it and he seeks to move it out of the way. He denies it and accepts it and contemplates it and forgets it and remembers it and feels it

Well, that problem is defining his field of operationand subconsciously he thinks of it as the continuum.

To get outside that conception, the person needs to experience a new kind of action. A new kind of exercise.

Here is another analogy. A runner runs around a track, day after day. He runs that quarter-mile and he does wind-sprints on it and slower intervals. He operates there on that track, that oval. And ultimately, he is trying to shorten the amount of time it takes to go around the track.

Eventually, he reaches a limit where he thinks hes hemmed in. He cant go any faster.

He needs to alter his relationship to the continuum, to that idea of the best time he can muster.

In a way, life is like that. People do their best to get aheadwhatever that means to them. They do it from the point of view that they are in a space operating according to certain rules and restrictions.

They need two things. One, a new point of view. And two, exercises they do FROM that point of view.

The painter, Odilon Redon, once wrote, Artists who approach perfection do not have many ideas.

Translating that statement into my terms, it means: if you are operating within the continuum of your central myth, you will eventually reach a point where you are doing the best you can. But its not nearly enough

Physics itself will reach this place of blockage, as long as it keeps looking at the same space-time continuum in the same old way. Atoms, electrons, quarks,...

13:39

3 Things CNN Did This Week That Suggest the Mainstream Media Is Full of Sh*t "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

CNN-Logo-on Fire-Anti-Media(TIM Opinion)  Over the past week, CNN has been battling allegations of scripting a town hall event, spreading fake news, and exposing the identity and location of a woman during an interview. These accusations have been claimed by some as proof that the network fails to live up to its Facts First credo, while others view []

13:38

The Russia Probe Has Turned The News Into Ancient Aliens "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

One of my greatest guilty pleasures is my near-addiction to the History Channel show Ancient Aliens. It is an absurd, but astonishingly entertaining series that purports to reveal the truth behind extraterrestrial beings in the ancient world.

Hosted by Giorgio Tsoukalos and peppered with weird personalities, from legitimate professors to quack conspiracy kooks, the show is informative and charming, even if its grand conclusions are laughable. Increasingly, our mainstream news media is looking more and more like Ancient Aliens, and using similar storytelling techniques, to push narratives that fall apart under any serious scrutiny.

Segments on Ancient Aliens, now in its 12th season, have a familiar and predictable format. First, actual experts talk about real mythology, and give examples of curious carvings or hieroglyphs that kind of look like spaceships. They delve into the difficulties of certain ancient structures being built without modern tools, or point to the universality of some symbol across civilizations that had no contact with each other.

All of this is curious and leads to some head-scratching. But by the end of the segment, the nut job conspiracists of the show attempt their fraught explanations, usually ending with something like this: Could the pyramids have been a global power source for alien spacecraft thousands of years ago? Ancient astronaut experts say, Yes!

These days, the news, especially when covering the Trump administration, has been following this format in troubling ways. The coverage of the Russia investigation is a prime example. There are plenty of juicy and accurate facts to fill the opening of a segment of foreign interference in the election. Donald Trump Jr. did meet with a Russian offering opposition research against Hillary Clinton, Michael Flynn did lie about Russian contacts, WikiLeaks did try to damage Clinton by attacking the Democratic National Committees computer systems.

But, just as in Ancient Aliens, so far these interesting facts dont tell the story the news media wants to tell. So too often we wind up with anchors or experts saying something like this: Could the Trump campaign have colluded with Russians to interfere with the election? News media experts say, Yes!

Evidence Is Not Proof

One of the ways Ancient Aliens grips its audience is by deftly giving evidence the appearance of proof. The essential difference is that evidence refers to the entire body of facts pertaining to a phenomenon, regardless of what conclusion it suggests. Proof, on the other hand, is a specific kind of evidence that is sufficient to conclude the validity of a description of reality.

Proof tells a story. Evidence doesnt. Ancient Aliens turns this on its head. Through its B-roll landscape shots and up-close...

13:22

How Have Charter Schools Affected Students with Special Education Needs "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

What has been the effect on students like Chanda Smith as the charter industry tightens its grip on the Los Angeles Unified School District?

13:10

Bipartisan Consensus Emerging to Ban Bump Stocks "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The latest school shooting tragedy in Parkland, FL, has left the nation wondering once again why Congress cant come to any agreement about how to prevent these horrible events.

Will this time be different? Maybe. Because a tenuous, bipartisan consensus has emerged regarding the sale of bump stocks.

So what exactly is a bump stock? Simple. Its a (legal) augmentation to a rifle that makes it functionally equivalent to a fully automatic machine gun.

For those not familiar with guns or gun lingo, lets first clarify terms as there is often some confusion regarding them.

Fully automatic. This means that when you pull the trigger, the weapon will keep firing at a rapid pace until either the ammunition magazine is empty, or you release the trigger. In the US, fully automatic weapons are essentially banned it is possible to obtain them, but the process is, by design, lengthy and very difficult.

In 1934, legislation was passed regulating automatic weapons, and for good cause. Americans had just witnessed a plague of violence spawned by the deadly synergy of Prohibition, gangsters, and the tommy gun. In subsequent decades, additional legislation was passed severely restricting the manufacture, and use by civilians, of automatic weapons.

Today, most handguns and assault rifles, such as the infamous AR-15, are what are called semi-automatic. This means that, for every shot fired, the trigger must be pulled the rate of fire is entirely dependent on how fast a person can physically pull the trigger.

Of course, this doesnt mean that semi-automatic weapons are without controversy. Its very easy to squeeze off multiple rounds in less than a second. The recent massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, was carried out with a semi-automatic rifle. As was the Sutherland Springs, TX, shooting. And the Pulse nightclub. And San Bernardino. And Sandy Hook. And Aurora. And others. Not to mention the almost daily violence and murder perpetrated with semi-automatic handguns.

But the bump stock is an entirely different twist. Reminder: the Las Vegas shooting in 2017 is now the deadliest mass shooting in US history, with 58 fatalities. And the bump stock played a role in that.

Its essentially a replacement part for the stock of the gun the butt of the gun that pushes into the shooters shoulder along with a handle that adds a small support step in front of the trigger. The replacement stock works in such a way that the recoil fr...

12:58

The Coming Wars to End All Wars "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Signs that the U.S./Israel is planning to expand the wars in the Middle East in Lebanon and Syria with the goal of drawing in Iran and particularly Russia, and that the U.S./NATO/Ukraine are also preparing to attack eastern Ukraine with the same goal of attacking Russia that has been demonized by liberals and right-wingers alike. All this could result in a nuclear showdown with Russia.

12:45

Daily Inspiration --- Sapphic Dream "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I LOVE the luminous poison of the moon, The silence of illimitable seas, Vast night, and all her myriad mysteries, Perfumes that make the burdened senses swoon

12:38

Merkel Has Done More Damage to Germany Than Hitler-Her Days Are Numbered! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

 

Shes done more damage to Germany than Hitler. Her globalist policies have created a massive transfer of wealth from the German middle class to the immgrant socil programs  that are overruning Germany. Finally, the German people are saying Enough is Enough. The Germans are protesting and beginning to deman a change in leadership.

Merkels Immigration Policies Scare the People of the United States

Angela Merkel has made a mockery of orderly immigration into Germany. Germany has one of the hghest crime rates, post-Merkel immigration, in the modern world. No, it is not that immigration is undesirable, immigration becomes problematic when it is disorderly, chaotic and there is a failure to screen immigrants for criminal and/0r terrorist backgrounds.

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Germans who make racist anti-migrant posts could have their children snatched by the state and be fired from their jobs, according to the German Lawyers Association.

In an article entitled Racism and parenting: Threatening loss of custody?, lawyer Eva Becker, Chair of the Working Group on Family Law in the German Bar Association, outlines the conditions under which xenophobic Facebook posts could lead to parents being targeted.

Although Becker asserts that merely opposing the settlement of migrants in Germany would not lead to parental rights being terminated, such views could easily lead to someone being fired from their job.
Expressing a desire for violence against the migrants would constitute evidence enough for a family court to remove children from the home, according to Becker.

While this appears to be a high bar, idle threats of violence are made by countless people on the Internet every day, with the vast majority going completely unpunished.

Given the apparent cover-up of rapes being committed by migrants...

12:37

China boosts air defenses in western region as Indian border row simmers "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

China's air force is trying to boost its capability at high altitudes over its far western airbases amid simmering tensions with India, sending more advanced fighter jets to the area, South China Morning Post reported Thursday (Feb 22).

12:16

WHAT EVERY UTAH VOTER NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT MITT ROMNEY "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

 

By Gregg Jackson

Mitt Romney announced his candidacy for the United States Senate yesterday. Having covered him closely as a radio talk show host on WRKO in Boston while Mr. Romney was governor of Massachusetts, I know his record inside and out. Mr. Romney claims to be a social and fiscal conservative. But his actual record demonstrates that he is nothing more than Ted Kennedy in a Ronald Reagan costume. Utah voters deserve to know the documented truth about Mr. Romney. Here it is.

Mitt Romney, Fiscal and Social Liberal:

 

  • Illegally & unconstitutionally instituted same-sex marriage falsely claiming the Massachusetts Supreme Court ordered him to. Proofhere and here
  • Signed $50 tax-subsidized abortions into law (2 years AFTER his fake pro-life conversion. Proof here
  • Boosted funding for homosexual education starting in kindergarten. Proof...

12:01

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, February 17, 2018, #132 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Dane Wigington
GeoengineeringWatch.org

So many factors are already far past the breaking point, major links in the chain of our current reality are likely to fall soon. Though the collapse of the paradigm we have formerly known is inevitable and near, the collective efforts of the already awakened could still positively alter the composition of what is unfolding. The sooner the sleeping masses are awakened to the converging catastrophes that are closing in, the better our odds of salvaging some semblance of our formerly thriving planet. Sharing credible information from a credible source is the most effective way to break through...

11:54

The Mouse That Roared "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Venzuela is begging to be invaded by the US. However, there may be a method to the Venezuelas goverment madness. If you have watched the movie, The Mouse That Roared, then you have an idea why the Venezuelans WANT to be invaded. Here is the story.

 

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11:09

The Siren's Song "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Are there really Seal People in the Faroe Islands?

Over the years, strong men from the small village of Mikladalur slowly disappeared. Killed at sea amongst the swirling waves of the North Atlantic, they tragically fell from fog-shrouded cliffs, drowned whilst fishing, or simply found themselves overpowered by the powerful storms that so often batter this region.

Kpakonan
Their deaths are no accident. Instead, they are the result of a curse cast by Kpakonan: the notorious seal woman of the Faroe Islands. 

The story goes that after years of being held captive on land, Kpakonan escaped and returned to sea, reunited with her husband and children. Years later, when the villagers murdered her family, she returned to land angry and distraught. Here, in front of the village, she declared that the men of Mikladalur would meet unexpected, watery deaths, until so many had died that they could link hands around the shores of the island of Kalsoy.

With a thunderous clap, she vanished without a trace.

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09:21

Audio Report: From the Picket Lines of the West Virginia Teachers Strike "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Audio Report: From the Picket Lines of the West Virginia Teachers Strike appeared first on It's Going Down.

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In this audio report we caught up with a teacher in West Virginia who is currently on strike along with tens of thousands of bus drivers and other school employees. Pay for West Virginia teachers is one of the worst in the nation, and workers are also striking to reject the rising costs of heath care through the state-run Public Employees Insurance Agency, or PEIA.

For the last two days, more than 20,000 workers across the entire state have walked out, taken to picket lines, attended mass rallies, and have also worked to organize free distribution of food to school children impacted by the loss of school meals. Workers also face possible retaliation for the strike, as the State has declared the strike illegal and threatened strikers with injunctions, fines, and even jail time. More over, according to Jake Jarvis of West Virginia News:

Also in the House Thursday, with thousands of teachers protesting outside, delegates approved a bill that would give Capitol police the authority to break up riots and unlawful assemblages and would shield them from liability for the death of persons in...

08:33

EPISODE #023: WINDBLOWN TRASH, BEAUTIFUL BILLBOARDS & OLD CAMP CADY "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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EPISODE #023: WINDBLOWN TRASH, BEAUTIFUL BILLBOARDS & OLD CAMP CADY

Our 23rd episode on the 23rd day of the month, what could be finer? Were taking a trip out to Camp Cady on the Mojave River, whether were welcome or not, and regardless of what happened with Mr. Pantages. And what about those beautiful California Desert National Monuments billboards on the 62? Breanne Dusastre from the 29 Palms Inn tells us why wild desert is good for the critters and good for

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07:28

DOJ Arrests Over 250 Perpetrators of Elder Fraud Crimes "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Perpetrators prey on the elderly stealing hundreds of millions of dollars using elaborate ruses. The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the arrest of over 250 individuals in connection with fraudulent crimes against seniors on February 22, 2018. Attorney General Jeff Sessions explained this was the biggest fraud sweep by multiple partners in history. Joining him []

The post DOJ Arrests Over 250 Perpetrators of Elder Fraud Crimes appeared first on Guardian Liberty Voice.

06:51

US Plans to Move Embassy to Jerusalem in May "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The file photo shows al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem al-Quds.

The United States is planning to open its embassy in Jerusalem al-Quds in May, the State Department has announced.

We are excited about taking this historic step, and look forward with anticipation to the May opening, US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Friday.

Earlier, an official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said most embassy staff will remain in Tel Aviv.

Come May, were moving the ambassador and a small team to Arnona, the compound that currently houses the consular operations of the US Consulate General in Jerusalem al-Quds, the official said.

What will happen by May, is a sign will be put up in Arnona identifying the facility as the US Embassy, the official added.

Another US official, also requesting anonymity, added that a new embassy building will be later constructed in another location in Jerusalem al-Quds.

The State Department spokeswoman said the search for a permanent site had already begun.

US President Donald Trump on December 6 defied global warnings and said Washington formally recognized Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Israel and would begin the process of moving its embassy to the occupied city, breaking with decades of American policy.

His decision infuriated the Palestinians, who declared that Washington could no longer play a role as lead mediator in the Middle East peace process. It also sparked outrage across the Muslim world and even Washingtons Arab allies.

The United Nations General Assembly on December 21 overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution that calls on the US to withdraw its controversial recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as the Israeli capital.

According to one of the US officials, the new US embassy in Jerusalem al-Quds would open on May 14 to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Nakba Day (Day of Catastrophe), which marks the anniversary of the forcible eviction of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homeland by Israelis in 1948.

US Congress is reportedly being notified of the impe...

04:30

Why Erdogan & Barzani are against the US interest in the Middle East? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Erdogan and Barzani are not capable to wage war against Iran. And Iran is going to get out of control sooner than later unless the Lords of the Satanic organization are giving up the old ideas and joining the new US administration to fight Iran internally. As long as the Lords of the Satanic organization are helping Erdogan and Barzani kind, the Islamic Republic of Iran power is increasing...

04:23

Headline: Man with Assault Rifle Gunned Down "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This fictional headline was originally printed by me in 2007, but it shows that very little has changed in the truly pathetic gun debate in this country. Add to this the bloodlust of various state legislatures in crafting "stand your ground" statutes while claiming that we are returning to our roots: as primitive apemen.

04:16

Apartheid is Not Just Another Innocuous Word "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Divide and rule has always been the default mechanism of the West. The British were the masters par excellence of this con. (A single observation germane to the subject of this essay is the Balfour Declaration of 1917, which played such a pivotal role for the British to successfully -- for themselves, divide and plunder western Asian resources, at the close of the 19th century.) Daily, we continue to bear witness!

04:05

The art of sneering at Modi: Indian Express "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Indian Express is breathless in rubbishing the recent speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Parliament that "democracy in India wasn't the work of Pt. Nehru... but that it was in ragon (veins) of Indians." In last one week, Ashutosh Varshney and D.N. Jha have hogged its edit pages to sneer at the Prime Minister and swoon at Pt. Nehru as the reason India has democracy.

04:00

Another Day in Trump World with my MSNBC Friends "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A satirical look at living in the time of Trump with help from all the MSNBC anchors.

03:54

US using extortion to block Russian arms sales Imagine that - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jim W. Dean - Russia has a better missile defense system that countries want to buy, so the US regime reveals its true Mafia colors, "Buy from someone else at your own peril".

03:51

Newsbud Breaking News- RQ Construction to Build A Contingency Mass Migration Complex In Guantnamo Bay! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

On Thursday, 22 February 2018, RQ Construction LLC received over $23 million from the Pentagon to build a Contingency Mass Migration Complex at Naval Station Guantnamo Bay (NSGB). RQ Construction is tasked with designing and constructing buildings, roads, parking lots, and electrical systems.

With its headquarters in Carlsbad, California, RQ Construction is no stranger to work at Guantnamo. The corporation has previously repaired Wharf Bravo and repaved blacktop surfaces around the Naval Station. Stateside, RQ Construction is one of the Pentagons favorite building contractors. It has worked on dozens of construction sites across the U.S. militarys massive domestic footprint. Its projects include building a Marine battalion complex at Camp Lejeune, building SEAL facilities in and around San Diego, and building a SOF battalion ops facility at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM).

Construction is a steady, lucrative part of the U.S. war industry. Construction at Guantnamo continued throughout the Bush and Obama administrations. The Trump administration is no different.

Since 11 September 2001, construction projects at Naval Station Guantnamo Bay (NSGB) have been part of a comprehensive plan to upgrade and expand bases accommodations and capabilities.

Recent Guantnamo upgrades include, but are not limited to: building a medical complex; constructing and installing massive fuel tanks; upgrading family housing;...

02:54

F*ck Wayne LaPierre "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

My heroes are the young people who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and all the students across the country who are mobilizing in solidarity with their brave struggle. They are young and strong -- that gives them a chance to effect change. We must stand with them.

02:32

Liberals Placing Politics Over Student Safety "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Ask a liberal if we give up our gun rights, will you agree to put armed guards in our schools in order to protect our children? The illogic bellefs of the Left are being exposed through this horrific tragedy in Florida. And at the end of the day, the Liberals do not care about protecting children as much as they care about promoting their political philsophies. How many of these tragedies do we have to endure until we do something definitive to protect our children while they are attending school? Here is the complete story.

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01:54

Emergency Broadcast Health Ranger Feb. 23, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

(Natural News) This is an emergency broadcast from the Health Ranger, Feb. 23, 2018.

This broadcast covers the accelerating attempted communist takeover of Americaby radicalized left-wing forces that include CNN, Antifa and other George Soros-funded sabotage operations.

Their goal is to de-legitimize all conservative voices by demolishing their First Amendment rights, revoking their Second Amendment rights, and violating their Fourth Amendment rights until every last non-liberal person in America is either silenced, destroyed, imprisoned or dead.

This is not a joke. The war on Americas patriots is already under way, and Google, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are complicit in this process. Watch my emergency broadcast to learn more:

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01:52

Full Transcript: Tipster Warns FBI Parkland Shooter Is Going To Explode "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The full transcript of the call to the FBI from a concerned citizen warning about the Parkland shooter was published by news outlets Friday. The caller warned the agency the shooter was armed, capable and going to explode.

The woman, who was close to the shooter, gave an assessment of his behavior that turned out to be chillingly accurate. She went into detail in the call about his history of violence, getting kicked out of schools, threatening his mother with a gun, interest in the Islamic State, his propensity to mutilate animals, and his stated desire to kill people, drawing in large part from his Instagram. She also told the FBI he had access to tens of thousands of dollars from a wrongful death lawsuit regarding his mother after she passed away, and had purchased guns and ammunition.

I just want someone to know about this so they can look into it, the woman said. If they think its something worth going into, fine. If not, I just know I have a clear conscience if he takes off and, and just starts shooting places up.

She also told the FBI she had called the Parkland Police Department and spoken with an officer about the shooter.

You know, its just so much, she said. I know hes hes going to explode.

Read the full transcript obtained by The Wall Street Journal below:

01:48

Florida Responds To Shooting By Forcing Schools To Post In God We Trust Signs "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Source: Pantheos In response to the recent school shooting every Florida school will now be forced to post In God We Trust signs. The Associated Press reports: Every Florida school and school administrative building will have to []

01:40

Does the ACLU Any Longer Defend Civil Liberty? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

There are many signs of American collapse. One of the most scary is the fact that the American Civil Liberties Union no longer knows what are the civil liberties it purports to defend. Identity Politics has transformed civil rights into privileges for victim groups.

01:32

Radical People Podcast: An American Fighting in Syria with the YPG "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Radical People Podcast: An American Fighting in Syria with the YPG appeared first on It's Going Down.

Radical People is an in-depth podcast interview show. In this episode, they speak with an American who fought with the YPG. To hear an interview with a British volunteer, check out their last episode here.

In this episode, Eamon speaks with Marcus, an American man who traveled to Syria to fight as an international member of the Kurdish YPG. Marcus explains his motivation for going, and what the several month experience was like, from the boredom to the intensity of combat.

01:20

CNNs Defense For Labeling A Shooting Survivor A Liar Over Scripted Town Hall Is Pathetic "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

CNN and its allies in the media are trying defend the network in a dispute with a Florida school shooting survivor who refused to attend the town hall this week, because he said it was scripted. The defense isnt making the network look any better.

Colton Haab, the student CNN is calling a liar, is one of the heroes of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Haab is a Junior ROTC enlistee who led dozens of students into a more secure classroom during the shooting and then set up Kevlar screens to shield them from bullets. He and another student then armed themselves with a two-by-four and a fire extinguisher and guarded the door to the classroom.

Haab was planning to participate in a town hall event for survivors CNN hosted this week, but says he decided not to attend when a producer rejected his planned statements and questions and instead gave him a scripted question. CNN released a statement disputing his account the next morning, and then doubled down after President Trump publicly took his side and other outlets picked up the story. There is absolutely no truth to this, the network has said repeatedly.

Haab elaborated on his story in a follow up interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News. He said a CNN producer reached out to him ahead of the town hall and asked him to write a speech. I felt like it would be the right thing to do, he said. Be able to speak my part as well as open eyes to a few things that I thought can make this situation a little better.

The producer responded to his speech with a request for more questions, so he wrote less of a speech and submitted a few questions he wanted to ask at the town hall. The next day she wanted more questions, so he sent in more ideas. Then he reached out to the producer, and she provided him with what he described as a question written out for him by the network.

They had taken what I had wrote and what I had briefed on and talked about and they actually wrote the question for me, he told Carlson, who interrupted: But not with your words, I mean they put their own words into your question?

Absolutely, Haab replied, adding: She had actually said over the phone that I needed to stick to the script.

After Trump sided with Haab in a tweet Friday morning, CNN replied, saying the network could prove there is no truth to his story, CNNs Drew Griffin reiterated the c...

01:19

Another Day, Another Fake News Story-CNN Scripted Teen Interviews "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

 

CNN is a shameful ally of the Deep State. CNN, in what is the ultimate fake news story of the year, took traumatized children, from whom many will suffer PTSD as a result of the Florida school shooting, and gave them scripted interview questions designed to promote incremental gun confiscation. One kid refused to give CNN the answers they were looking for and exposed the yellow journalism tactics of CNN. These kids, who survived the horrible shooting should be in counseling, not giving interviews. CNN could care less about these children, or the truth. I cannot think of anything else CNN could do that would be more devastating to their reputation. President Trump is correct, CNN is the fake news network. Here is the entire story.

 

 

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01:19

Kite Line: Conscious in Confinement "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Kite Line: Conscious in Confinement appeared first on It's Going Down.

Kite Line is a long running anti-prison podcast and radio show produced in Bloomington, Indiana.

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In this episode, we share a phone call and three short essays from Timothy Smith. Smith spoke to us from inside Cook County Jail, the most recent place he has been held over ten years in custody. Timothy has been at a several institutions around Illinois, and describes entering prison and specifically Menard Correctional Center. He describes solitary confinement and repercussions for acting out in prison- specifically in response to racist behavior from other inmates and guards. For instance, youll hear him describe a moment where a correctional officer made monkey sounds over the intercom, or a neighboring prisoner giving him a copy of  Mein Kampf both prompting a reaction from Smith.

As we heard in the past two episodes, which covered the rise of the Nation of Islam in prisons during and after the Civil Rights Movement, prison is often a space for politicization. Smith describes his own political evolution, including telling us about time he first came across a zine, which was written by a prisoner in a different facility, and how that affected him.

We end with three short essays that Smith wrote and sent to us. As someone who is clearly affected by the power of others words, it feels appropriate to close the episode with things Smith himself has written while on the inside. Well hear more from Smith in future episodes, as he describes conditions in Cook County Jail and other issues he has faced during his time on the inside.

01:11

Anathema: Volume 4 Issue 2 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Anathema: Volume 4 Issue 2 appeared first on It's Going Down.

Anathema is a long running anarchist publication from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Volume 4 Issue 2 (PDF for printing 11 x 17)

Volume 4 Issue 2 (PDF for reading 8.5 x 11)

In this issue:

  • Gun Control
  • Of Iron Fists and Velvet Gloves
  • What Went Down
  • Letter to the Editor
  • War of the Words: Antifa
  • Fly Eagles Fly
  • Class War on Broad Street
  • Against Amazon
  • Joseph Joe Joe Bowen
  • Ozymandias

00:48

Grenada's March 13th Elections: Critical and Historic "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Despite some cosmetic and strategic differences both parties are basically center-right organizations (political parties that lean to the right of the left--right political spectrum, but are closer to the center than other right-wing variants).

00:27

Solecast: Medicinal Herb Garden 101 with Stephanie Syson "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Solecast: Medicinal Herb Garden 101 with Stephanie Syson appeared first on It's Going Down.

This following episode on the Solecast, produced by anarchist hip-hop MC Sole, discusses permaculture and how everyday people can grow and cultivate their own medicinal gardens. At a time when health-care is even more expensive, corporatized, and harder to access, this is knowledge that is desperately needed.

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In this episode of Solecast I sit down with Stephanie Syson from Biodynamic Botanicals/ Colorado Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute. Stephanie is a permaculturist, educator, gardener, & herbalist.  She also hosts a show on Colorado Public Radio called Living Permaculture. In this interview we talk about herbalism, plants, permaculture and all the basics you need to get started with planting & cultivating your own medicine garden.

Also discussed:

Growing Avocados & tropical fruit in the Rockies w/ climate battery greenhouses
Herb Spirals (a permaculture design for planting perennial herbs)
Human evolution & our co-evolution with plants
Some comments on invasive species vs native plants

Plants Stephanie discusses & recommends :

Motherwort.
Skullcap
Yarrow
Comfrey
Burdock
Oats
Elderberry
Astralgus
Marshmallow
Elecampagne
Dandelion
Nettle
Mint
Tulsi
Plantain
Calendula

Lemon Balm (Bonus)

(get these at...

00:21

State Chinese Paper Encourages U.S. To Restrict Guns To Protect Human Rights "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Aaron Kesel In light of the recent Florida shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people and injured 14, the Chinese state-run newspaper Global Times...

00:10

Trailer for Trouble #10: Schools Out: Social Struggles Against Capital and the State "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Trailer for Trouble #10: Schools Out: Social Struggles Against Capital and the State appeared first on It's Going Down.

Sub.Media presents the trailer for their second installment on student struggles around the world. To see the first one, go here.

These are hard times for those pursuing a so-called higher education. All around the world, state and regional governments continue to implement strict neoliberal austerity policies aimed at slashing social spending and transferring more and more public wealth to the rich. As a result, the burden of financing educational institutions has increasingly fallen on students themselves often in the form of rising tuition fees and skyrocketing levels of personal debt. In societies with entrenched levels of social and economic inequality, these high tuition costs bar large segments of the population from accessing these institutions altogether which in turn helps to cement preexisting divisions based on class, race and gender. Meanwhile, those who are able to scale the walls of the ivory tower are increasingly graduating into economies with paper degrees that do little to secure them well-paying careers. Instead, these students often find themselves forced into hyper-exploitative internships, or precarious jobs where they must toil for decades to pay off their student loans.

In this months edition of Trouble, the second in a two-part series marking the 50th anniversary of the student-led uprisings of 1968, sub.Media continues to shine a light on contemporary student struggles from around the world. This episode features interviews with current and former student organizers from Mexico, South Africa and the United States, as they share their personal experiences of participating in campus occupations, student strikes, and insurrectionary attacks against the capitalist and colonial education systems that shape their collective present and seek to determine their shared future.

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23:50

Apparently the Solution to Mass Shootings Is to Turn Schools Into Prisons "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

turn schools into prisons(ANTIMEDIA)  In response to last weeks shooting at a Florida high school, the states governor recently released his plans to make schools safer. Many of his proposals will indisputably serve to further turn schools into prisons, a trend that has been on the rise for years. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Governor Rick Scotts proposals include:  $450 []

23:46

The World Will Not Mourn the Decline of U.S. Hegemony "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

According to a global survey of 66,000 people conducted across 68 countries by the Worldwide Independent Network of Market Research (WINMR) and Gallup International at the end of 2013, Earth's people see the United States as the leading threat to peace on the planet. The U.S. was voted top threat by a wide margin.

23:37

Proposed LNG work camp south of Houston, BC "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Coastal-GasLink mapApproximately 800 workers would be using the camp if Coastal GasLink pipeline built.

Interior News, Feb. 19, 2018

TransCanadas Coastal GasLink LNG pipeline is preparing to set up a work camp near Houston that would accommodate approximately 800 workers to support pipeline construction needs.

The Huckleberry Camp would be located approximately 28 kilometres south of Houston.

According to Jacquelynn Benson, a spokesperson for Coastal GasLink, the Huckleberry Camp will reflect construction workforce standards, including separate quarters for men and women, telecommunications, games rooms, laundry facilities and exercise facilities.

Some additional services will require workers to travel into Houston occasionally but many of the amenities can be found on site, including camp catering and medical services, she said. We are still finalizing all details for the water and waste management process, but those will comply with all regulatory requirements.

Coastal GasLink will set out clear rules and guidelines that will be enforced by camp management and by employers.

Benson s...

23:35

Stephen Colbert nails it "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

As we know, Florida senator Marco Rubio got an earful from a stadium full of people outraged by his abject subservience to the NRA. Stephen Colbert has a telling segment about one moment during the event and how many in the media commented on the fact of his showing up for it.

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It is clear that some are taken aback by the passion and articulateness of the high school students. Why they are so surprised I dont know since students at that age have been like that from time immemorial. Fox News host Laura Ingraham patronizingly chided one of them, Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School junior Sarah Chadwick, for being disrespectful to the adult Rubio because Chadwick had tweeted that, We should change the names of AR-15 to Marco Rubio because they are so easy to buy.

But Chadwick was having none of it and shot back at Ingraham Someone said Laura Ingraham was a discount Ann Coulter, and I havent stopped thinking about that since and to add on to this I also read that Marco Rubio is just three 8 year olds in a trench coat.

In fact, Kevin Drum points out that teenagers today are much better behaved than in Ingrahams generation, in all the right ways.

23:10

Census Rushes to Respond to Request to Add Citizenship Question "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Census Bureau is scrambling to respond to a last-minute request by the Justice Department to add a question on citizenship status to the 2020 census, according to hundreds of pages of emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.

The emails show that the DOJs December request set off a flurry of activity in the bureau as career Census officials hurried to research the history of how citizenship has been handled in past surveys, raced to come up with alternatives to the DOJ request and vented their frustration over public outrage on the issue.

As ProPublica first reported, the DOJ asked for the question to be added in a December letter, saying it needed more data to better enforce voting rights laws.

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Trump Justice Department Pushes for Citizenship Question on Census, Alarming Experts

This is a recipe for sabotaging the census, said one. The administrations stated reason for the controversial move: protecting civil rights.

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23:04

Podcast: Guns, Russia, Justin Trudeau, And Jersey Shore "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Erielle Davidson is a Federalist contributor and an economic research assistant at the Hoover Institution. Davidson joins Mary Katharine Ham on the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss this weeks gun debate and the Parkland students response on gun laws.

Davidson also describes the medias spin on the CPAC panel she participated in on foreign policy. Its appalling that [TIME Magazine] took that pejorative term that I used in a diminutive way to see it translated as Russia has a special place in our hearts and thats why I dont want to talk about it.

Later in the hour, they also discuss the revival of the Jersey Shore and Kylie Jenners baby.

Listen to their full conversation here:

22:46

Another Modest Proposal: Lets Help Trump by Surrounding Him With Gunslingers "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In response to the Florida school massacre, the White House had President Donald Trump participate in an unusual, media-filmed listening session with mourning parents and students.

Trump listened how could he not? He is being pressured to do something about gun violence in America. This most recent slaughter, and the remarkable public response to it, led by young people, is creating a potentially inexorable emotional wave.

So he proposed a solution.

More guns.

Yup! Trump thinks the way we can stop the murderous wave that has overtaken America is by putting weapons into the hands of amateur sheriffs who, he insists, will stop the marauders in their tracks.

On Twitter yesterday morning, Trump declared that A gun free school is a magnet for bad people.

What we need, he says, is to have some adults at the schools not security guards, but teachers, administrators, and others carrying concealed weapons.

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22:31

Doing the right thing "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Lawrence Krauss was scheduled to speak at an event with Harris and Dillahunty tonight: Krauss has withdrawn from it, which is rather interesting. This is part of a series of events assembled by this impresario I never heard of before named Travis Pangburn, who mainly seems to be focused on pandering to the old guard regressive atheists, pushing Sam Harris at every opportunity, so youd think this would have been the friendliest possible venue for Krauss to push back. I guess he doesnt think he can.

It is nice to see someone lose status within the atheist movement for being an asshole to women. Its usually the other way around.

Also note that the American Humanists have spoken out.

As humanists, we positively affirm a womans bodily autonomy and support those women who speak up and hold men accountable for misogyny and bad behavior. We encourage women to be empowered, said Rebecca Hale, president of the AHA. Sexual misconduct violates humanist concerns for equality and compassion.

Many have voiced concern that there will be little response to these allegations within our movement, and I want to assure them as a leader of the humanist community, that the AHA will not ignore these assertions, said Roy Speckhardt, executive director of AHA.

The AHA works actively for gender equality and against harassment through its advocacy programs and with a special emphasis from the AHAs Feminist Humanist Alliance. Men benefit from a patriarchal culture that encourages male entitlement and predatory behavior, said Sincere Kirabo, social justice coordinator at AHA. Atheists arent exempt. Its our job to work against this programming, to divest from it, and to actively challenge it.

Thats the right tone. Now lets see it applied to all the abusers.


And nowanother Krauss cancellation.

22:23

Going to Snow Around Puget Sound Very Soon! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It is 1 PM and snow is heading towards Puget Sound during the next few hours.

Weather radar  (at 1:05 PM) shows a modest front, with associated precipitation, approaching  the coast (see image).


You can also see the front in the latest visible satellite imagery:


The air is PLENTY cold to snow.  The latest observations at SEA-TAC airport show the temperature is -10C at 850 hPa (about 5000 ft) and below freezing pretty much down to the surface (see temperatures and winds below in a time-height cross section)

And the air is quite dry.  That is important because precipitation falling into the cold air will evaporate (sublimate) and cool.

The only issue is how much.    There we have a problem for snow lovers in Seattle.  The winds are westerly/northwesterly approaching our region and this will result in a rainshadow (or in this case snowshadow) in the lee of the Olympics over central Puget Sound.

Our snow will be light....not much more than about a half-inch around Seattle, with more north and south.  Here is a forecast of the 24-h total precipitation (ending 4 AM Saturday).  You can see that pesky rain shadow.  There will be plenty of snow in the mountains, and several inches over parts of NW Washington.  The Kitsap will get several inches.

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21:58

TCK RADIO: #1 Ranked Survivalist Mykel Hawke Being Prepared For The Unexpected - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TradCatKnight Radio, #1 Ranked Survivalist Mykel Hawke Being Prepared For The Unexpected Talk given 2-23-18 (aprx 45 minutes) VISIT TRADCATKNIGHT.BLOGSPOT.COM DAILY! Special guest Captain Mykel Hawke joins me to discuss: his latest projects, preparing mentally for dark times, surviving alone or in a community?, long term first aid kits, basic rules of survivalism, parents teaching []

21:56

Trump Sets Deadly Precedent by Hiding Rationale for Bombing Syria "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Besides being illegal, a preemptive strike on North Korea would be catastrophic. Nevertheless, Trump continues his provocative threats against Pyongyang. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tennessee), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in October that Trump's dangerous threats could put the United States "on a path to World War III."

21:21

Florida Shooting Survivor Doubles Down: CNNs Entire Town Hall Was Scripted "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Colton Haab CNN Town Hall(ZHE)  The latest embarrassing blow to CNNs (already tattered) credibility emerged last night when Colton Haab, the student who first exposed CNN for pushing him to ask a scripted question during Wednesday nights town hall, appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight to offer even more shocking details about CNNs conduct. Yesterday, we noted that Haab, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas []

21:04

Not An Optical Illusion. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Im working on First Reaction, and every time I use this one pencil, and it freaks me out a bit, because I keep seeing it crooked. Its very easy to see pencils crooked though, you can make them all wavy on purpose. I finally paid attention and looked at the pencil, and its not me, damn thing is crooked. :D

C. Ford.

20:52

The Florida Officer Is Not Alone5 Times School Cops Hurt KidsWhile Refusing to Help Them "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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The news that a school security guard chose to wait outside while an active shooter killed students inside has shocked many, but he is not the first in his position to harm students instead of helping them.

The post The Florida Officer Is Not Alone5 Times School Cops Hurt KidsWhile Refusing to Help Them appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

20:39

Watch: New Smart Robot REALLY Wants to Open Doors and It Might Creep You Out "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Boston Dynamics Robot Open Door(ANTIMEDIA)  One of the creepiest parts of the film Jurassic Park is when the velociraptor uses his witch-like claws to manipulate the door handle and enter the room where the children are hiding. Now imagine a headless dog robot doing that and being extremely persistent at it for 30 minutes. Thats what the latest video by Boston Dynamics demonstrates []

20:34

Secular Social Justice 2018 Conference "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I just registered to attend this one-day conference to be held in Washington DC on Saturday, April 7, 2018 under the auspices of the American Humanist Association. I am looking forward to hearing from people who are not household names on the lecture circuit but are doing serious work on social justice issues. As the conference website says:

As a continuation of the legacy started with Secular Social Justice 2016, Secular Social Justice 2018 will be held April 7th in Washington DC at All Souls Church to emphasize the connection between secular humanist values and social justice activism. This conference was developed as a direct response to pervasive complacency within the secular community that considers considerable focus on matters of social justice issues unnecessary or a distraction.

Secular Social Justice is a platform for activists of color to address the ravaging effects of systemic racism, sexism, heterosexism, transantagonism, colonialism, and white supremacy through workshops, discussions, and coalition-building.

Registration costs $35 and another $10 gets you lunch. You can see the agenda and descriptions of the speakers at the above link.

If any of this blogs readers are going to be there, I would enjoy meeting up with you.

20:17

A Pledge to Transform the Resistance, and America "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Voters want leaders who will work for change. While this agenda was not designed as a litmus test, it certainly represents a platform that activists can use to assess political candidates. Conversely, candidates can use it to drum up support, knowing that it is backed by strong policy analysis and good politics.

20:03

Irans FM Zarif: US seeks to occupy Syria through its proxies - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jim W. Dean - I was able to make the point in this interview that the question is not whether the US Coalition plans to Balkanize it, simply because it already has.

20:01

Newsbud Exclusive- The US is the Grand Master of Undermining Elections, Not Russia!! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Despite evidence showing the Russian troll farm had zero impact on the 2016 election, Democrats are not ready to give it up. The click-bait operation, according to Democrat Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York, is the equivalent (of) Pearl Harbor. He told MSNBCs Chris Hayes the Russians are destroying our democratic process.

While Nadlers assertions are entirely laughable, they should be taken seriously. If Democrats take back the House later this year, Nadler could very well become head of the House Judiciary Committee. This would likely keep the idiotic Russian election hack allegations alive, as well as move forward an effort to impeach Donald Trump.

The corporate media is taking the Justice Departments indictment of the Russian Internet Research Agency seriously despite the admission it had no influence on the election. As the Moon of Alabama blog detailed on February 17, the so-called influence operation was in fact a click-bait scheme designed to make money.

There was no political point to what the Russian company did. Whatever political slogans one of the company's sock-puppets posted had only one aim: to increase the number of followers for that sock-puppet. The sole point of creating a diverse army of sock-puppets with large following crowds was to sell the 'eyeballs' of the followers to the paying customers of the marketing company.

The whole Russian influence storm is based on a misunderstanding of commercial activities of a Russian marketing company in U.S. social networks, the Moon of Alabama explains. This effort was exploited by Democrats for political purpose after Hillary Clinton lost the election, which took the establishment by surprise.

All of this needs to be put into perspective. The masters of flipping elections are not Russian, theyre American.

Not only has the US meddled in dozens of elections over the last centuryin Honduras, Iran, Guatemala, Haiti, Indonesia, and many other countriesit has also assassinated disfavored leaders and orchestrated the murder...

19:42

Reasons Arming Teachers is a Bad Idea "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Presidential NRA puppet Donald Trump, echoing NRA talking points, has called for arming teachers. He says it will dissuade shooters from attacking gun-free zone schools. He says that having teachers and janitors armed will cut the time it takes to respond, since it takes six or seven minutes for first responders to arrive. Here are some reasons its a bad, stupid, dangerous, democracy threatening idea.

19:41

Uri Avnery The Jumping Parliament - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jim W. Dean - Uri Avnery takes us deep inside the Israeli Parliament for a look at how it really works, definitely a top ten contender for the world corruption title.

19:40

Oxfams Aid For Sex Scam Exposed "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

Oxfam. Im wondering if I should warn this is not for the faint of heart, or say dont read on an empty stomach. If so, hereby. I know I found it hard. The first and foremost thing the BBC last week felt its audience should know about the sleaziest scandal to come out of Britain in []

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19:36

Tell Ol' Bill: Conservative Goons Gunning for Student Survivors "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

We can regulate and pass laws on virtually every activity, object and substance under the sun, even if none of these laws can completely stop these elements from sometimes being misused for sinister purposes. But again, this universally applied principle seems to have only one exception in minds of our modern conservatives: guns.

19:34

These kids know how to deliver a good burn "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Ouch, scorching:

Remember that one when he runs for re-election.


Oh lord, she has a series of riffs on right-wing idiots. Im impressed.

19:31

Big Pharmas War On Our Children: 1 Million Kids Under Age 6 On Psychiatric Drugs "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

In the United States, there are one million children under the age of six on psychiatric drugs. This number is particularly disturbing, considering the horrifying side effects and ineffectiveness of a good number of these types of harmful drugs. One in six Americans overall regularly take some type of medication in this category. However, children are now being swept up in []

The post Big Pharmas War On Our Children: 1 Million Kids Under Age 6 On Psychiatric Drugs appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.

19:30

This Is What Actually Happens To Our Recycling "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

Everyday we produce waste, in our current society, its almost impossible not to. Many of us make an effort to recycle our recyclables, but unfortunately much of that still ends up in the trash. There are also a lot of countries that dont recycle at all so all of the waste all of that []

The post This Is What Actually Happens To Our Recycling appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.

19:25

Second Florida Survivor Family Now Alleging CNN Scripted Narrative to Push Gun Ban "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Jack Burns In their alleged attempt to control the narrative on the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida last week, CNN has been accused of...

19:15

US Embassy Moving to Jerusalem on Israels Independence Day "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

US Embassy Jerusalem(MEE)  The United States plans to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on 14 May, the 70th anniversary of Israels independence, a US official confirmed on Friday. In December, US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israels capital, and signaled Washingtons intention to relocate its embassy. The move infuriated many of Washingtons Arab allies and dismayed Palestinians []

19:13

Never Mind Millennial Apathy, Here's Generation Z "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

As Gen Z heads into their twenties in the 2020s, the "Generations" authors predicted they'll be challenged to respond to some major American crisis. If the young Floridians who stood up to establishmentarian right-wingers Senator Marco Rubio and President Trump are any indication, they've just begun to fight -- and we'll be in good hands.

19:00

How are you Slowing the Cars in your Town? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Have you been inspired to help make streets safer in your town as a result of something you read on Strong Towns? Did this article about how three different towns are slowing down cars encourage you to talk to your city council person about narrowing lanes on a busy street in your neighborhood? Did this piece about forgiving design encourage you to take a closer look at the design of your local streets? Or maybe you're an elected leader who is working to make your downtown more walkable after learning about the economic benefits it will provide...

If our encouragement to #SlowtheCars has pushed you to take any action from starting to see things in your city differently to actively redesigning the streets in your town we'd love to hear about!

Fill out this form to tell us about the big and small ways in which you're making streets safer in your town.

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18:57

Second Florida Survivor Family Now Alleging CNN Scripted Narrative to Push Gun Ban "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

CNN

A second Florida man, whose daughter survived the latest school shooting, has come forward alleging CNN was attempting to control the narrative on school violence by getting people to speak out against guns.

The post Second Florida Survivor Family Now Alleging CNN Scripted Narrative to Push Gun Ban appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

18:55

Top 5 Veterans News: Feb. 23, 2018 - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

We encourage you to browse our list so that you can take what you want and keep what you need.

18:47

"We Don't Need A Government, We Need A Protectorate" - G. Edward Griffin "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

When you think about it what does government really mean? Government is defined as "the governing body of a nation, state, or community" or "the relation between a governed and a governing word". But do people really want to be "governed" or do they really seek protection. In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth sits down with G. Edward Griffin to discus what the roll of a government is vs what it should actually be!

18:45

CNN gun control town hall relied on scripted questions "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Yesterday, CNN staged a fake, scripted town hall on the Florida shooting, and to no ones surprise, the entire event was scripted as elaborate media theater to push the Lefts radical gun control agenda.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Colton Haab said he was approached by CNN to ask a question at Wednesday nights town hall but decided not to after the network gave him a scripted question, quashing one he wrote himself, reports Real Clear Politics. Haab, a member of the Junior ROTC shielded students while the school was under attack from the shooter, said he was going to ask about using veterans as armed security guards.

CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions and it ended up being all scripted, Haab said to a local reporter. Though Parkland student Colton Haab is being recognized nationally as a hero, CNN opted to leave him out of Wednesdays town-hall event on Wednesday evening seemingly because his perspective does not fit the narrative they have been peddling, reports The Gateway Pundit.

CNN has a long history of scripted questions, audience plants and fake news

CNN is, of course, the same discredited fake news network that routinely uses plants in the audience and secretly gives debate questions to Democrat candidates in advance of the debates. CNN has previously been caught staging focus groups to make sure participants are nearly 100% pro-Clinton, and Hillary Clinton the darling of CNN has been repeatedly caught using child actors to plant scripted questions.

CNN has a long history of allowing political plants to flourish in its public forums, warns Michelle Malkin in the New York Post:

At the cable stations Democratic debate in Las Vegas in 2007, moderator Wolf Blitzer introduced several citizen questioners as ordinary people, undecided voters. But they later turned out to include a former Arkansas Democratic directo...

18:36

Innovative Teen Invents Device to Stop Mass Shooters in Their TracksWithout the Police State "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

violence

Instead of bans or legislation which has proven to be entirely ineffective at preventing school shootings, a high school entrepreneur has invented a device that will save lives without violence.

The post Innovative Teen Invents Device to Stop Mass Shooters in Their TracksWithout the Police State appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

18:34

Gun Owners Protest Backfires When He Accidentally Commits Felony in Viral Video "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Gun Owner Felony(ANTIMEDIA)  In the wake of the recent mass shooting in Florida in which 17 people lost their lives and another 14 were injured, one conscientious gun owner decided to make a statement. In a video uploaded to Facebook, Scott-Dani Pappalardo cut through the barrel of his AR-15 with a saw, declaring there was now one less of the weapon that could potentially []

18:31

Controlled Demolition: Heightened Financial Market Risks and the Planned Impending Recession "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The second longest bull market in stocks was brutally interrupted in early February 2018 with some serious volatility, including the largest single day point drop in the history of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.  I mean, why would something like that happen if the economy is otherwise doing so well, investors are so clearly exuberant, unemployment is so very, very low, and the Fed, Treasury and President Trump are guiding things along so firmly?  Tongue firmly in cheek

When actual economic fundamentals are weighed with some data sobriety, this recent volatility could be seen as a warning of further corrections and a deep recession to come.  Yet that said, such a wider downturn isnt necessarily due to natural market forces, just like the disingenuously long 9-year-old bull market in equities hasnt been due purely to theoretical supply and demand, either.  So, what all is going on behind the ticker tape?  What are the true stakes, real numbers at play, and possible ends for which another large systematic financial crisis could serve as means to?

In this episode of Money & Fear, and in the shows Show Notes, well look at the interplay between the bond and stock markets, probe possible financial shenanigans meant to speed a wider correction along, and bring some monetary history into it all, as always.  Details not shared, let alone analyzed, by mainstream corporate business press and its sponsors, all of whom prefer that you not think critically about economics or finance, but rather just listen to prescribed numbers, guidance and sound advice otherwise.

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18:30

Trumps Federal Reserve Pick Wants to Put Metal Chips in Cash to Track Every Dollar and Tax It "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Matt Agorist In the States relentless pursuit to scrutinize and control every citizen, including monitoring, tracking, and especially taxing their income, untraceable physical cash...

18:29

The Lawrence Krauss affair "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The BuzzFeedNews article that appeared yesterday about Lawrence Krauss has brought out into the open things that had been just whispered about over the years. As we have seen with so many cases in these past few weeks, the pattern is distressingly familiar. A star-struck young person (usually but not always a woman) is flattered by the attention paid to them by a celebrity or powerful person (usually but not always a man) who proceeds to try and take sexual advantage of their admiration. The behavior described is at best gross and demeaning to the young person and at worst criminal.

In 1993 Krauss was hired by Case Western Reserve University as chair of the physics department where I worked. We had cordial relations and he was supportive of my work. I left the department to become head of the universitys teaching center in 2000 and he left the university in 2008 to take up a position at Arizona State University. After I left the department, I had heard rumors that concerns had been raised by students about his behavior but nothing definite. I had not been aware, until the Buzzfeed article, that they were so serious that the university administration had essentially forbidden him to come to the campus except with prior permission.

The articles headline The Unbeliever: He Became A Celebrity For Putting Science Before God. Now Lawrence Krauss Faces Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct highlights Krausss atheist activism but the real emphasis in the text of the article is about the power of celebrity. I do not think that atheists have any greater claim to good behavior than non-believers and there may well be no correlation. But the atheist community already has a bad reputation for being an unwelcoming place for women and these revelations are not going to help.

The rise of online movements such as #MeToo has increasingly divided the skeptics into two camps: those who campaign for social justice and those who rail against identity politics. Several women and men interviewed by BuzzFeed News said they have stopped attending skeptic events because of this hostility.

Ive just become so disappointed and disillusioned with a group of people who I thought at one point were exemplars of clear thinking, of openness to new evidence, and maybe most importantly, being curious, philosopher Phil Torres told BuzzFeed News. This movement has tragically failed to live up to its own very high moral and epistemic standards.

Whats particularly infuriating, said Lydia Allan, the former cohost of the Dogma Debatepodcast, is when male skeptics ask how they could draw more women into their circles. I dont know, maybe not put your...

18:25

How Central Banks Stoke Stock Prices "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Thorsten Polleit Reading through Security Analysis, the roadmap for investing first published in 1934 by Benjamin Graham and David L. Dodd, I learned something quite...

18:15

Vanessa Beeley Exposes Entertainment Industry/NGO Network Pushing White Helmets Propaganda "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Brandon Turbeville Perception management has long been a facet of the dominant minority (aka Deep State) that controls the military, political, financial, and industrial...

18:01

Could The Police Legally Do No Wrong In The Parkland Shooting? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The revelation that the police officer assigned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School resigned under investigation for failing to enter the building while a shooter killed 17 people is the latest shock in this tragic story. Those outraged may wonder whether the survivors might be able to sue the former officer or the Sheriffs office.

The answer, even after an investigation establishes a fuller picture of what occurred during the shooting, is unclear. And one reason for that murkiness is something called the public duty doctrine, which limits the governments responsibility to protect individual citizens.

The public duty rule is grounded in the principle that the duty of the government entity to preserve the well-being of the community is owed to the public at large rather than to specific members of the community. As a result, the doctrine holds local government entities owe no duty to individual members of the general public to provide adequate government services, such as police and fire protection.

To the layperson, this might sound like sovereign immunity, the idea that the King can do no wrong. Indeed, it is not difficult to find cases where courts (including Florida courts) have confused them. But they are historically and conceptually different.

Consider a typical negligence lawsuit, such as a medical malpractice case. To establish negligence, a plaintiff must show the defendant, maybe a doctor, owed the plaintiff a legal duty, such as a reasonable standard of health care under the circumstances, and that the failure to meet that standard caused damages to the plaintiff.

So the the plaintiff has to prove a special duty some sort of relationship between the plaintiff and

When considering such a claim against a government officer or agency, the public duty doctrine establishes that the plaintiff must prove a special duty. In the case of the Parkland shooting, that would mean the school would have to prove the officer assigned owed the students and faculty there a special duty, above and beyond what the government owes the public generally.

The doctrine may seem more reasonable if you consider situations other than this particular school shooting. For example, if I am mugged, can I sue the police for failing to catch the mugger for the value of what was stolen? Or if the local police all respond to a report of a school shooting and someone across town makes a 911 call regarding a home invasion, can she sue the police if she is raped due to their failure to respond?

Given these types of concerns, the public duty doctrine is the prevailing law in the vast majority of states, although its not followed in jurisdictions of seven states Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Kansas.

The Florida Supreme...

17:48

Top Turkish Official Accuses Kurds of Releasing ISIS for Terror Attacks "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Kurds ISIS(ANTIWAR.COM)  Mehdi Aker, a top figure in Turkeys ruling AKP party, issued a statement Thursday accusing the Kurdish YPG of having released all the ISIS fighters they had captured in Syria, on condition that they carry out terror attacks against targets of Turkish interest. Aker and other officials claimed there is an ongoing roundup along the Turkey-Syria border []

17:47

Why the Common Good Disappeared (And How We Get it Back) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

We have never been a perfect union; our finest moments have been when we sought to become more perfect than we had been. We can help restore the common good by striving for it and showing others it's worth the effort.

17:44

Marijuana amnesty boxes set up at airport in Las Vegas "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

People catching a flight at the airport in Las Vegas can now get rid of any leftover weed before taking to the skies thanks to metal receptacles installed outside the facility.

Thirteen green metal containers have been set up at McCarran International Airport in response to county officials banning marijuana possession and advertising at the facility last year. They plan on adding seven more boxes.

The receptacles commonly referred to as amnesty boxes are bolted to the ground and designed so that marijuana and prescription drugs can only be dropped in, but not taken out.

Via KTNV 13


Featured Image: NinaReports/Twitter

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17:15

Secret aircraft travels pole-to-pole in seconds? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Could this 13,000-mile long contrail have been formed in a matter of seconds?

(INTELLIHUB) Tyler from Secure Team recently posted a video to YouTube which reveals a 13,000-mile long contrail spanning from Antarctica to the north pole.

Interestingly enough, the contrail shows little to no side to side distortion from either and wind which begs the question: Was the trail formed in a matter of seconds or minutes?

You be the judge. Please comment below and share!

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17:12

Trumps Federal Reserve Pick Wants to Put Metal Chips in Cash to Track Every Dollar and Tax It "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

cash

Trump's nomination for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors is an outspoken proponent for putting magnetic strips in physical cash so the government can track its movement and tax it.

The post Trumps Federal Reserve Pick Wants to Put Metal Chips in Cash to Track Every Dollar and Tax It appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

17:06

BREAKING -> Russian Warplanes Target U.S. Israeli Proxy Terrorists In Syria With Relay Bombings Over East Damascus "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

With the arrival of the Su-57s (and additional warplanes in general), it appears that Moscow is expecting major escalations in Syria during 2018 Russian warplanes have gone all-out over the skies of Damascus East Ghouta region for another night, carrying out consecutive relay bombings against militant targets for hours on end. According to military-affiliated sources, []

17:05

I'd Elect the People on My Facebook Page Over Any Weapons-Funded Hack "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I asked my Facebook page which high school teacher they'd least like to have had a gun in their desk. Go read their answers. I'd elect those people over any recent president or any current member of Congress.

16:59

The main obstacles standing in the way of America achieving true greatness "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

What obstacles stand in the way of America achieving true greatness when, once again, it would be highly respected, greatly admired, and looked upon for leadership in world affairs? What must the U.S. government and the people of America do to restore that distinction?

16:54

The Last Hegemon: Declining US Power In Worlds Geopolitical Arena "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The most fluid arena in the modern world-system, which is in structural crisis, is arguably the geopolitical arena. No country comes even near to dominating this arena. The last hegemonic power, the United States, has long acted like a helpless giant. It is able to destroy but not to control the situation. It still proclaims rules that others are expected to follow, but it can be and is ignored. There is now a long list of countries that act as they deem fit despite pressures from other countries to perform in specified ways. A look around the globe will readily confirm the inability of the United States to get its way. The two countries other than the United States that have the strongest military power are Russia and China. Once, they had to move carefully to avoid the reprimand of the United States.

16:47

Marching Forward Women, Resistance And Counter-Power "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

If we learnt anything in 2017 in the aftermath of Trumps election shock, it was that the face of resistance to todays autocrats would be that of a woman. Women were the first to take to the streets the day after Trump was inaugurated in the largest street march in US history and have since been at the forefront of resistance to his toxic politics of racist fear-mongering and corporate cronyism. Women have similarly changed the entire conversation on sexual abuse, not just in the US but also in Asia and in Latin America, most recently through the #niunamenos (not one woman less) campaign. Women everywhere are leading struggles against corporate crimes and defending their communities and the dignity of all people, risking their lives in the process. To introduce TNIs State of Power 2018 report on counter-power, we interviewed three women activists who have displayed incredible courage...

16:39

Video of Shooting Survivor Slamming CNN for Giving Him Script Goes Viral, CNN Denies Claims "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

On Thursday, CNN denied claims from a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student who said the network expected him to ask scripted questions during a televised town hall meeting in Sunrise, FL, that focused on last weeks shooting. CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions, and it ended up being all scripted, Colton Haab, []

16:39

Syrian War Report February 23, 2018: Syrian Army Enters YPG-held Part Of Aleppo, Turkey Strikes Convoy Entering Afrin - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

from SouthFront On February 22, units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) entered into and established a full control of the YPG-held neighborhoods of Aleppo city, according to pro-government sources. A representative of the Kurdish Peoples Protection Units (YPG) confirmed the SAA deployment to the Kurdish HAWAR news agency. According to the released statement, YPG []

16:34

Daily Inspiration --- Utopia for Realists "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

There's no evidence at all that people will turn out to be lazy. Most people are inherently creative, and want to do something with their lives. Today's jobs don't channel this creative energy into productivity--they force people to do work they know is meaningless, and they gradually suffocate. When people's income is provided without requiring work, work will become vastly more usefully productive.

16:29

Liberals Have A New Plan To Take Over The Health Care System. What You Need To Know. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Center for American Progress proposed a plan for government-run health care Thursday, which the liberal think tank calls Medicare Extra.

Unlike Bernie Sanders single-payer system, which would abolish virtually all other forms of insurance, the plan would not ban employer coverage outright at least not yet. In broad strokes, CAP would combine Medicaid and the individual insurance market into Medicare Extra, and allow individuals with other coverage, such as employer plans, traditional Medicare or VA coverage, to enroll in Medicare Extra instead.

Page 4 of the proposal makes it clear this plan is not moderate, and it would shift the health care market firmly into the governments control: Newborns and individuals turning age 65 would be automatically enrolled in Medicare Extra. This auto-enrollment ensures that Medicare Extra would continue to increase in enrollment over time. [Emphasis mine.]

The goal of CAPs plan is to grow government, and to grow dependence on government. The paper omits many important policies, such as how to pay for the new spending. Here are some of the major objectives and concerns.

If You Like Your Obamacare, Too Bad

After attacking Republicans for wanting to taking away health insurance from millions, CAP would take away health insurance from millions. The plan would effectively eliminate Obamacares insurance exchanges, and all individual health insurance: With the exception of employer-sponsored insurance, private insurance companies would be prohibited from duplicating Medicare Extra benefits, but they could offer complementary benefits during an open enrollment period.

Other sections of the plan (discussed further below) suggest that private insurers could offer Medicare Choice coverage as one element of Medicare Extra. CAP indicates that persons purchasing coverage on the individual market would have a choice of plans. But didnt Obamacare promise that already and hows that working out? For that matter, what happened to that whole If you like your plan, you can keep it concept?

Moreover, the plan would also integrate Medicaid into Medicare Extra, with the federal government paying the costs. CAP provides few details on how exactly that integration would work, but suffice it to say that the able-bodied adults cove...

16:29

Debate Over Strategy For National Improved Medicare For All Continues "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

On February 1, Margaret Flowers posted Which Path to National Improved Medicare for All?, which argued that states cannot enact single payer health systems and that a state-by-state approach will not lead to National Improved Medicare for All (NIMA). The article was intended to stimulate debate about strategies to win NIMA. Kip Sullivan, a single payer activist in Minnesota, responded to some of the points in the article. His arguments were discussed by the Health Over Profit for Everyone steering committee. Below are summaries of Sullivans responses and our rebuttals (Sullivans full response and the rebuttals are provided at the bottom). Please use the comment section and our Facebook page to keep this discussion going.

16:27

Cancer Chronicles 13: Breakdown Days & Fuck That Noise. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Ill start with FUCK. THAT. NOISE. ^ because its easier than the intimate stuff. Thisthing is on the wall of the exit hall leading out of all the oncology exam rooms. I hate to say, but this is far from the worst. The whole place is soaked in crap like this, and worse, deep catholic sentiments (quotes from motherfucking saint Theresa* and the like), and the rest is all brave! hope! courage! faith! positivepositivepositive!. Its enough to make a person puke and not stop. So, Be Brave with a cutesy arrow. Obviously, no one thought that one over very much. Implicit bigotry is always there, and obviously the, er, person who did this didnt think at all. I could never in my life call the person who did this utter piece of shite an artist. Ugly, tacky, racist. It should be burnt, along with all the rest of such crap.

What does such an admonition do for someone who is almost catatonic with fear? How in the fuckety fuck does such a thing help that person? It doesnt. Its yet another scalding burden to place on the shoulders of that person, that something is terribly wrong with them; that they should not feel fear, no. They should square those shoulders, jut that stiff upper lip, be brave. Fear and anxiety are perfectly fucking normal when you get to hear Its CANCER. Each person is different, and even those who manage to take the news with equanimity do not need to see such shit. We do not need to be told we should be brave! hope! courage! faith! positivepositivepositive!. We should not have to confront such crap at every turn. Sure, there are people who might love seeing fucking Theresa quotes, but you know what? You can get such shit at home and your place of worship, if thats your thing. And once again, those of us who are godless are not even considered when all this littering of religious crap is being done. People of other religious beliefs are not considered either, no, its all christian crap. The people responsible for picking this absolute shit out need to be taken out behind the woodshed and given one hell of a good smack.

There is so little thought when it comes to cancer decor, and yeah, thats a fucking thing. Theres zero honesty in any of it, its just open your mouth and swallow the bullshit, honey, and if you arent brave and hopeful and full of faith, well thats on you. YOUR FAULT. There is no recognition of all the actual emotions threatening to boil over. No anguished why. No fear. No anxiety. No head full of thoughts and questions about how you will manage anything. No anger. No FUCK. No spectre of death. The ot...

16:20

Racism Is Literally Killing African-American Mothers "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

At first glance, tennis star Serena Williams and the late activist Erica Garner dont have much in common. They lived different lives on different ends of the socioeconomic spectrum. But as black women in America, they both shared horrifying stories due to complications from childbirth. Our country spends more on health care than any other high-income country but still holds the worst record for maternal mortality in the developed world. This maternal health crisis is driven by the high rates of African-American women who die while pregnant or within one year of the end of a pregnancy. Black mothers die at three to four times the rate of white mothers due to pregnancy-related complications. While existing health disparities can add to the risk, one recent study found that racism is a major driver of the gap.

16:17

Shocking vaccine safety warning "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

(Naturalhealth365) More than ever, the American population is plagued by debilitating health problems like, Lymes disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, autism, cancer and dementia that were virtually unheard of just a few generations ago. Why? Some say its genetics; some say its environmental pollution; while others say its due to the current (ever-growing) vaccine schedule. []

16:12

Behind The Explosion In Socialism Among American Teens "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TAMPA, FLA.In a fluorescent lit classroom with handmade posters covering one wall, approximately 15 high school students are chanting the words of black revolutionary Assata Shakur: It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and we must support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains. With some embarrassed giggling, they recite it once, twice, three times, led by their visiting speaker, Pamela Gomez of the Hillsborough Community Protection Coalition, an alliance of local progressive groups. These students are some of the 40-odd members of the Blake High School chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA). The Tampa high school has 1,697 students, a majority of them black or Latino, and the YDSA chapter reflects that. The chapter also has a high concentration of LGBTQ students, the clubs biggest demographic bloc.

16:10

Spring Mobilization To End Wars "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

With the recent escalation by the Trump administration of the wars in Afghanistan and Syria and threats to North Korea and Venezuela; huge increases in military spending and the threats of nuclear war; as well as increasing attacks on the rights of workers and communities of color and the dangerous growth of white supremacist forces, the time is now to return to the street to make our voices heard. Join us on April 14-15for united, nationally coordinated, regional mobilizations to challenge the war makers and defend humanity.

16:03

Crisis Of Social Democracy: From Norway To Europe "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The crisis of social democracy is being debated throughout Europe. Several of the historically strong labour parties have almost been wiped out in elections while others seem unable to recover from defeat. In the last few years, a number of social democratic parties have ended up with only one-digit election results (Greece, Ireland, Iceland, The Netherlands, France), while others have experienced major setbacks. The Norwegian Labour Party, for example, has experienced two of its worst elections 2001 and 2017 since the 1920s. Significant parts of the trade union movement believe that the party made serious blunders in what should have been an easy victory during last years parliamentary elections. There is no doubt that social democracy is in a deep international crisis, although conditions vary widely between different countries.

15:57

Cop Suspended In Florida As Video Shows He Hid While Shooter Was Active "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

Parkland, FL  (TFTP) Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, during a press conference on Thursday, announced that he has suspended the deputy who was responsible for protecting Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after surveillance video showed that he cowered outside of the building instead of using his weapon to engage the shooter. The deputy in question, Scot []

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15:56

11 Signs Youre Called To Be A Shaman "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By 

It was late into the night that I drank a mixture of what appeared to be pulverized herbs.

The haunting sounds of a song suddenly appeared around me, intensifying my feelings of being utterly lost in an alien universe. The sounds that kept drawing me in, had a pleading quality that made me want to weep with sorrow.

As I started singing, I realized my song was inviting the spirit of the herb to move into my body. I wanted it to stop, to be over but in that moment I knew it was too late, I had left this reality.

I was canoeing through the infinite stream of the unconscious mind, and the song was my solitary paddle. It was up to me to avoid the rapids and control the currents by making the song more beautiful, by begging the Spirit of the herb to guide and heal me.

This was my initiation into shamanism. But before this experience, I had to first understand and identify the signs of my shamanic calling.

WHAT IS A SHAMAN?

At its most basic level, shamanism can be understood as a collection of ancient techniques that help to awaken and expand consciousness, as...

15:49

Scientists Are Growing Sheep Embryos Containing Human Cells "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory

In 2017, a team of scientists made a controversial breakthrough, they experimented with pig embryos and injected it with human cells. The embryos were not allowed to develop past 28 days of age but it did move scientists one step closer to growing human organs for medical transplants. Today, a team of scientists from Stanford University have chosen to merge human stem cells with sheep embryos. The research hasnt officially been published, but the experiment was announced at the 2018 American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting which took place over the weekend. The scientists chose sheep because the animals organs specifically the heart and lungs are similar to ours. Its important to note that the contribution of human cells is very small. About one in 10,000 cells in these sheep embryos are human, said Dr Pablo Ross from the University of California, Davis, who is part of the team working towards growing human organs in other species. For a pig we typically transfer 50 embryos to one recipient, he said. With the sheep we transfer four embryos to one recipient.

As it stands, the team are only allowed to let the embryos develop for 28 days, however, Dr Hiro Nakauchi of Stanford University, who is part of the team, said a longer experiment, perhaps up to 70 days, could garner better results. Of course, there are some ethical concerns, whi...

15:48

Independent Journalist Corner: A Conversation Andre Vltchek "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

"Those who claim to be objective, like the BBC or The New York Times, are actually the most professional propagandists for the Western Empire."

15:46

Signal Foundation "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Long before we knew that it would be called Signal, we knew what we wanted it to be. Instead of teaching the rest of the world cryptography, we wanted to see if we could develop cryptography that worked for the rest of the world. At the time, the industry consensus was largely that encryption and cryptography would remain unusable, but we started Signal with the idea that private communication could be simple. Since then, weve made some progress. Weve built a service used by millions, and software used by billions. The stories that make it back to us and keep us going are the stories of people discovering each other in moments where they found they could speak freely over Signal, of people falling in love over Signal, of people organizing ambitious plans over Signal.

15:44

How To Find Your Life Purpose "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

BLuke Miller Truth Theory

You can fail at what you dont love, so you might as well do what you love. There is really no choice to be made. Jim Carrey

We currently have an epidemic of depression, all time high rates of prescription drug abuse and nearly 50% of people admitting they hate their jobs. The latter is actually being celebrated as a good thing in a recent article from Fortune. The results are in and I think it is clear to see, that something is really wrong with our society.

We should spend around 8 hours a night sleeping. The entire education system is structured to have us working 8 hours a day. This leaves 8 spare hours, much of which is often taken up with travel to and from work, and day to day things we need to to maintain our lives. This leaves a very small window for us to do things outside of work. This is not the life I personally prescribe to or recommend, however, it is the average day to day reality for most people.

Currently we have a system that is built off the back of compliance from a group which for the most part resents complying, and this is the only reason w...

15:39

The School Shooting The Us Government Does Not Want You To Remember "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By  Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

On May 4, 1970, students gathered on the Kent State University campus to protest the Vietnam War and the bombing of Cambodia. As NPR reports, the National Guard was also present, as it had been ordered to maintain order at the Ohio-based university following an attack on it ROTC building.

Not long after, the character of the protest changed from anti-war to anti-Guard. And then, about twelve oclock, the Guard moved out against the students, recalled professor Jerry Lewis. He continued that by the end of the day, a total of 28 Guardsmen fired between 61 and 67 rounds over 13 seconds.

Four students died that day, and many more were injured. The Kent State Shooting became the focal point of a nation deeply divided by the Vietnam war.

...

15:34

Resurrection City Participant Considers Current Poor Peoples Campaign "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

My deeply moving experience was to see the Washington Mall filled with African-American and other activists living in poverty conditions. They were on the ground in front of the statue of Abraham Lincoln. The cold rains and action turned the ground into deep mud. My memory is strong of the mud and walking on planks to the makeshift and somewhat dismal clinic. Now, many years later, the Poor Peoples Campaign is being resurrected. Another attempt is flinging itself at the government, the churches, and the entire American society -- still divided by class. Poverty has largely become normalized in America. The minds of most have become inured to inadequate food, housing and health care for millions of us. We certainly must have not only a national call, but also national change -- to be morally revived and eliminate systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, and ecological devastation.

15:33

The Four Pillars of the Russia Probe "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

On February 16th, the Justice Department unveiled the first of four pillars of the Mueller investigation into interference in the 2016 election: the indictment of 13 Russians for Internet-based meddling. This should end Trump claims the Mueller investigation is a "hoax." The DOJ announcement suggests that we should expect many more indictments as a product of the remaining three pillars of the probe.

15:31

The Proud Party of Homer Simpson. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Ted Cruz pronounced that when it comes to protecting gun rights (and making sure rethuglican pockets are full of filthy NRA dollars), the republican party is proudly the party of Homer Simpson. This is an accidental honesty so full of irony, there wont be a good irony meter left anywhere in Amerikka. Of all the characters you might wish to never identify with, it would be Homer. The perfect characterisation of a dumbfuck who manages to stumble by, somehow.

Conservative commentator Ben Domenech said that the current debate over gun rights was aptly summed up by an episode of The Simpsons in which Lisa asserted that the Second Amendment is just a remnant from revolutionary days [and] has no meaning today, while Homer insisted that the Constitution guarantees him a right to own a gun because otherwise the king of England could just walk in here any time he wants and start shoving you around.

There hasnt been a king in England for quite a long time now, just in case thats news to you fucking idiots, and Im pretty sure the queen has no interest in shoving all you fucking idiots around. To continue taking this all too seriously, is whipping out a gun a reasonable response to a verbal shoving around? No, it isnt. Guns are not a solution, they are the problem, writ large.

I think the Democrats are the party of Lisa Simpson, Cruz responded, and Republicans are happily the party of Homer and Bart and Maggie and Marge.

Uh huh. Did you actually watch the episode, Mr. Cruz? Because Marge and the kids moved out because Homer wouldnt give up the gun. They were vehemently opposed. Leave it to a rethuglican to get an episode of The Simpsons wrong.

Theres video at RWW.

15:29

Cloak, Dagger, and Lethal Injections "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Billionaire: Free Cash Handouts Will Be Necessary (Jeff C.)

Entrepreneur Richard Branson says there will be no question of artificial intelligence increasingly eliminating jobs, and that basic minimum earnings will be required to avoid legions of people sleeping on the streets.

Amazon Inc. Paid Zero in Federal Taxes in 2017, Gets $789 Million Windfall From New Tax Law (Jimmy)

For Amazon, good times are here to stay.

Expert: Fracking Growth Has About 4 Years Left (Jeff C.)

Robert Rapier oil and gas industry engineer and investor says bottlenecks in infrastructure and investment will bring the USs spike in production growth to a halt soon.

Florida Sheriff Orders Officers at School Campuses to Be Armed With AR-15 Rifles (Jimmy)

The author writes, Sheriffs deputies who patrol schools in the Florida county where 17 people were killed last week in a campus shooting were ordered Wednesday to start carrying AR-15s, the same model of gun used to carry out the attack.

Net Neutralitys Midterm Fight (Dan)

Even though net neutrality rules were officially repealed by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, the fight goes on. From Congress down to state governors, there have been various court cases to fight the repeal. While fights on the congressional level may not amount to much, Democrats hope to pressure Republicans to detail their stance on the repeal which could make a difference in midterm elections.

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15:25

West Virginias Public Schools Closed Due To Teacher Walk-Out Over Pay "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Public schools across West Virginia are closed Thursday as teachers and other school employees hit the picket lines, demanding higher wages and better benefits. According to Dale Lee, president of the West Virginia Education Association, teachers in all of the states 55 counties are participating in the planned two-day walk-out, and a group will march Thursday morning to the capitol building in Charleston. Organizers expect thousands of teachers to participate. The work stoppage comes after Gov. Jim Justice signed legislation late Wednesday night granting teachers a 2% pay increase starting in July, followed by 1% pay increases over the next two years. But union officials have said thats not a sufficient fix. Teachers are also requesting better healthcare and benefits packages. We need to keep our kids and teachers in the classroom, Justice said in a statement after signing the pay raise bill.

14:55

Carnations. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

C. Ford, all rights reserved.

After chemo, we always do shopping, and I decided to get myself some Carnations. Such beautiful flowers, with a lovely fresh scent. Pity they dont come in black, but red and white works too.

14:50

The Matrix Revealed: The collective experiment on planet Earth "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

by Jon Rappoport

February 23, 2018

When all obsessive group-consciousness on Earth is finished, exhausted, when it admits defeat, then a different era will emerge. But for now, we are in the middle of the collective experiment.

High-flying cloying sentiment, profound dependence on others, covert repressionthese are the order of the day.

How long until the collective age is over? A hundred years? A thousand years? The answer is, as long as it takes for every human to realize that the experiment has failed, and why.

The why is clearthe individual has been overlooked. He has been demeaned. He has been grabbed up and drafted into groups. His creative power has been compromised in order to fit in.

The majority of the world still believes in this approach, as if from good groups will flow the ultimate and final solutions we have all been seeking.

This is sheer mind control, because good groups morph into evil, and vice versa, in the ongoing stage play called reality.

Ideals are twisted, infiltrators subvert plans, lessons are ignored, and the whole sorry mess repeats itself again.

What constituted a triumph of good over evil at one moment is guided into yet another collective, whose aims are a better kind of control.

The most deluded among us believe we are always on the cusp of a final breakthrough.

But there is no we to make the breakthrough.

It comes to every person on his own. And it does not arrive as the thrust of an external force, but from ones own struggle, accompanied by insights for which there is no outside agency to lend confirmation.

If indeed it will take a thousand years to bring this collective illusion to a close, that is no cause for despondent reaction.

On the contrary, it is simply an understanding that all experiments come to an end, as does the method of thought on which they are based.

One or ten or a hundred collapses of civilization, and the resultant rebuilding, are not enough.

The pattern endures.

It can only dissolve when overwhelming numbers of individuals, each in his own way, absent self-deception, sees its bankruptcy.

The we and the us are merely postponements and cover stories splashed on the front pages of the mind.

Fighting for what is right, here and now, is vital. But it does not preclude the knowledge that, as long as people are fixated on groups as the Answer, the underlying problem will persist.

Therefore, as part of my research over the last several decades, I ha...

14:48

New York Times Destroys New World Order Ideology - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

by Jonas E. Alexis The New York Times, a thoroughly Zionist outlet, has recently decimated the New World Order ideology by admitting that the United States has a history of meddling in foreign elections. This is really interesting: Bags of cash delivered to a Rome hotel for favored Italian candidates. Scandalous stories leaked to foreign []

14:38

The Daily Bird #628. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This looks a bit like a juvenile Robin to me, but I dont know what kind of dinosaur this is from Giliell. Click for full size!

Giliell, all rights reserved.

14:22

Inequality Baked Into its Very Bones "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Racial segregation has probably done more to shape American cities than any other factor. The Guardian [guard] has a thoughtful and very deep article about the structural effects of inequality on some cities including Baltimore, Maryland, where I grew up.

I was a kid, and I went everywhere on my bicycle. That did two things: it constrained where I went to the easy paths with smooth pavement, and it led me to take shortcuts off the path where motorists usually went. Id fly through some parts of the city, taking the bridges over the railroad tracks and staying on the broad avenues where I was less likely to be hit by a car, but I had time to look down off the bridge into the neighborhoods that seemed strangely hard to get to; there were railroad tracks and fences and razor wire I assumed to keep kids from playing on the tracks but some neighborhoods were shabby and houses were burned out shells, brick skulls with their teeth knocked out.

(Photo: the guardian)

The roads with the overpass bridges seemed to make sense, but they didnt make it easy to get anywhere except where the traffic was designed to flow. I assumed the neighborhoods were dying because of the economy; I didnt understand that the economy also means that the mayor was giving prime real estate to developers along with tax breaks to attract high-spending suburbanites to zoom into the city for dinner, and turn around and go home. They really left nothing for the local economy because they didnt stop at the shabby stores, which got shabbier and shabbier and finally closed. I understood none of this but I remember being sad when they shuttered the hat store where all the cool black men used to buy their hats. I thought it was just economics.

I was stupid.

Please read the article at The Guardian, but dont ruin your day wait for a time when you can feel your blood boil, and feel like you want to cry at the same time. Im not sure why The Guardian decided to write such a perceptive piece about America, right now, but its devastatingly clear.

West Oakland in California is a typical example of a redlined neighbourhood. Historically a working-class community of immigrants and African Americans, it stagnated after being redlined. By the 1950s and 60s, during the interstate building boom, West Oakland was in a prime position to be carved up...

14:18

Do you really want to give me a gun? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It suddenly sunk in with all this talk about arming school teachers to prevent mass shootings hey, thats me! I teach! What kind of gun do I get? A big one? I want something intimidating, you know, like that monster handgun Dirty Harry waves around.

Then I want to know the rules of engagement here. Do I get to shoot students for just carrying a gun, or do I have to wait for them to kill someone first? Do I get the same benefit of the doubt that cops get like, if I see a student reach inside their coat, or move their hand down towards their belt, is it OK if I shoot them? Just in case?

Also important: if I aim to shoot a suspicious-looking student, and miss and kill some other student in the crowd, I wont be blamed for it, will I? Its just collateral damage to protect our precious students, these things happen, its just part of the cost of maintaining the peace.

If I murder a student while teaching, I would like to have at least 30 days paid leave, so that I can recover from the emotional trauma. A medal for bravery would be nice, too. I think we should add a section to our yearly tenure and promotion review in which we tally up our confirmed kills, and all the faculty applaud our brave teachers who have shot someone in the performance of their teaching duties.

You can trust me! For sure, I wouldnt be like that Utah teacher who shot herself by accident. Id be safe. Id have the safety on at all time, and no bullets in the chamber, until, that is, it was time for me to intentionally shoot a student, a responsibility I would take very, very seriously.

I am concerned, though, that we have a 14:1 student:faculty ratio here, and I see a lot of my colleagues in the community spaces with students milling about. Theres going to be some intense competition to bag students, and Im going to have to be quick on the draw if I want to be first. Maybe I need a bigger gun? Or two guns? Or maybe a hand grenade? I wouldnt want the chemistry department to get a higher score than the biology department, you know.

13:58

Did the Massachusetts Legislature Become the Catalyst for Civil War II? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

We are here for your guns

I have written many times in the past, that if the government was ever foolish enough to attack the Second Amendment, there would be open rebellion. Some have snickered at this suggestion. However, we now are beginning to acquire some data that shows that Americans will never up their guns unless the gun is taken from the cold, dead hand of the gun owner.

Massachusetts is that first foolish state to move on the Second Amendment, but certainly will not be the last state to ban bump stocks for firearms.

History has spoken on this issue, and American politicians are not listening to the lessons previously learned.

The bimp stock confiscation law went into effect almost three weeks ago.  Have the police had to hire new employees who are needed to assist in the collection of these now banned accessories? Not exactly, because after three weeks, the  police cannot believe the fact that only four, countem, FOUR people have turned in their bump stock.

In case the readers do not know, bump stocks, can be substituted for a rifles standard stock. This permits the gun owner to fire a gun that is more like an automatic weapon than a standard issue rifle. This recent law went into effect after it was  announced that the suspected gunman in the Las Vegas Massacre, Stephen Paddock, had a dozen rifles...

13:50

Orwellian: Facebook Bans ALL Talk of Firearms, Ammo, or Gun Parts Trading "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Note: The new Facebook policy banning talk of private gun sales was originally posted on January 30, 2016.
RT| Facebook and its acquired service, Instagram, no longer allow users to make arrangements to buy or sell firearms, gun parts, or ammunition. The new rule has given users a hot topic to share and post about, whether they Like it or not.

Over the last two years, more and more people have been using Facebook to discover products and to buy and sell things to one another. We are continuing to develop, test, and launch new products to make this experience even better for people and are updating our regulated goods policies to reflect this evolution, Monika Bickert, head of Facebooks global policy management, said in a statement on Friday evening.

READ MORE: Is Mark Zuckerberg David Rockefellers Grandson? 

President Barack Obama and state attorneys general, as well as gun control activist groups Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Mayors Against Illegal Guns backed by billionaire and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg had been urging the worlds top social media website to crack down on private gun sales, USA Today reported.V

The last time Facebook took gun-related action was in March of 2014, when it blocked posts involving gun transactions to minors and required user-controlled pages to adopt wording telling others to obey local and federal laws and regulations. The site already bans arranging sales of marijuana, pharmaceuti...

13:41

School boards head to the big ballot "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Alabama, blue wave, school boardsIf youre like most voters in Arkansas, you rarely if ever cast a ballot in school board elections. This May and November, that will start to change.

Thats because the Legislature last year voted to require school districts to choose between holding elections to coincide either with the May primaries or the November general elections. Read the rest

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13:32

Parkland Officers Hesitation To Stop Shooting Fits A Pattern Of Police Cowardice "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

My uncle John is a retired Los Angeles police officer. He doesnt like to talk about it, but if I buy him enough drinks, hell tell how he captured an armed bad guy on the streets of LA, although my uncle was off-duty and unarmed.

The story involves car chases, foot chases, and a shotgunand the guy holding it wasnt my uncle. Fortunately, everything worked out that day, and a dangerous criminal was off the streets because my uncle risked his lifeoff the clock.

I think about my Uncle John every time I read an all-too-frequent report like this one: The armed school resource officer assigned to protect students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School took a defensive position outside the school and did not enter the building while the shooter was killing students and teachers inside [all emphasis added] with an AR-15 assault-style rifle, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Thursday.

Most Americans are astonished and outraged to hear this. How can a police officerhow can any personstand around listening to innocent kids being shot?

Most Americans dont know this happens all the time. Remember the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando?

As the largest mass shooting [at that time] in modern U.S. history began to unfold, an off-duty police officer working at a gay nightclub exchanged gunfire with the suspect. But three hours passed before one of the nations most revered SWAT teams stormed the building and brought the attack that left 49 people and the gunman dead to an end.

The ISIS-wannabe was in a shoot-out with a cop before he even got in the building. But for some reason, the cop didnt follow him in. Shots fired inside. Nothing. Then SWAT waited outside, even as shots rang out from inside the building.

Remember Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut? Newtown officers arrived at the school while the gunman was still shooting but did not enter the building for more than five minutes, according to a prosecutors report. The state police conducted a comprehensive review of events that day, but didnt interview any Newtown police officers who were the first responders on the scene. Newtown police didnt do their own after-action report, either. Whats to review, right?

This list goes on and on. Up in Canada during the 1989 massacres at Ecole Polytechnique: As officers...

13:31

The Free Speech Wars: Has the First Amendment Outlived Its Usefulness? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The traditional American notion of almost absolute freedom of speech may have run its course.

Journalist and academic Damon Linker says some Americans may be having second thoughts about what weve come to accept as free speech. In this weeks WhoWhatWhy podcast, he talks to Jeff Schechtman about his recent analysis that found free speech is under siege from all sides.

Linker notes whats happening on college campuses, where arguments over diversity are polarizing students and faculty, and, on the political right, where state power is being marshaled to suppress unpatriotic speech. The result, according to Linker, is a potential constriction of public dialogue and a clear decline in democratic values.

Civics classes once taught that untrammeled freedom of speech would allow the truth to triumph. But does this work when propaganda, multiplied many fold by social media, drowns out other voices in a blare of noise?

In his conversation with Schechtman, Linker digs deep into the many complexities of the issue and what the current situation portends for the future of democracy.


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13:27

An Armed Guards Inaction Makes The Parkland Tragedy Worse "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida got a little bit worse yesterday as news emerged that the armed school resource officer on duty, Scot Peterson, failed to even enter the building as the shooting was taking place. Faced with a potential suspension over his lack of action, Peterson resigned his post this week. At a press conference at which Sheriff Scott Israel disclosed the armed guards failure, he said that Peterson should have, Gone in, addressed the killer, killed the killer.

Social media erupted on Thursday night with condemnation of Petersons cowardice. Although he may have been under no legal obligation to put his life at risk to stop the shooting, given the heroism of students and teachers who died protecting others, his failure didnt look very good. There is no doubt that Peterson will suffer from demons of that day with or without external criticism. He has his own cross to bear now. But the more important question is how his failure fits into a broader picture of incompetence before and during the mass killing.

Serious questions arise about how fit Peterson was for his job, and whether anybody bothered to find out. Had Peterson received sufficient training to know how to respond to this kind of incident? Were specific protocols in place that he was to follow? An internal investigation is now being launched to hopefully answer these questions.

The Tale Of the Tape

In addition to the news about Peterson, on Thursday we learned that police, upon arriving on the scene, went to view security cameras and believed for some time that they were watching a live feed, when in fact it had been rewound by 20 minutes. Confused police thought the gunman was still on the second floor of the school, when in fact he was on his way to Wal-Mart to buy a soda.

According to the Sun Sentinel, at 2:54 pm police watched tape of the suspect, believing it was live, even though the perpetrator had left the building long before. The sheriffs office described this as a communications failure. The same security camera system eventually identified the inaction of officer Peterson. The more we learn about the local police preparation and response to the shooting, the more it seems like a shambolic effort, rife with mistakes and carelessness.

What Could Have Been Done

The natural question that arises is whether anything could have been done to increase the competence and preparedness of the Broward County police force before this kind of school shooting. At a CNN town hall Wednesday night, Israel all but berated National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch for daring to suggest that law enforcement dropped the ball. Rather than taking some blame and talking about how to do better, he claimed innocence, even though he likely knew of Petersons actions, or lack ther...

13:27

The Gun Control Debate Isnt Really About Guns. Its About Human Rights "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Its a fair question that I and millions of my fellow conservatives have been asked repeatedly since the Florida school shooting Why do conservatives care so much about their guns?

Most liberals who have asked me have done so out of sincere confusion, justifiable anger even, about the senseless deaths at the hands of school shooters since Columbine. Theyre asking in good faith and a sincere desire to prevent future mass shootings.

Colleagues of mine have done an excellent job responding to the arguments about whether or not gun control would be effective, what it might legislatively look like, whether its constitutional, and answering a variety of political questions, and still the debate rages on. And it will continue to rage, so long as these kinds of horrific acts of violence continue to happen.

But I want to answer the more fundamental question. Why do conservatives care so much about our guns?

Liberals seem to think we care because its our right or merely because of the Second Amendment, but this isnt the primary driver behind our thinking. If it were, liberals might reasonably conclude that we dont care, and rightly feel they hold the moral high ground. Their position is that safe schools should be valued over my gun. But this isnt just about my right to keep and bear arms, whatever you may think that phrase written into the Constitution in 1791 means in 2018.

Fundamentally, this is about the governments responsibility to prove I have committed a crime before taking away my rights. Let me explain.

The Second Amendment must be read in context of the entire law and the acknowledgement in the Declaration of Independence that our rights are pre-political, that our rights predate the Constitution and are therefore not granted by government as mere privileges bestowed upon worthy individuals who satisfy some kind of government standard.

Our government does not have rights. Our government has limited powers carefully and specifically granted through the Constitution for the sole purpose of preserving and protecting all of the rights of the individual. What can the government constitutionally presume about me if I want to to own a firearm? Whose burden is it to show that I should or should not be able to possess a firearm?

This is why the ...

13:26

Why The Left Finds Wisdom In The Shrieks Of Parklands Traumatized Teens "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Leftisms cult of youth is coming out in glorious display by showcasing Stoneman Douglas High School students and their pending movement for severe gun control measures. Yes, cult perfectly suits a media rendered awe-stricken and rationally stunted by the shrieks of children. They share a psychological profile with historic cultists, from Adolph Hitlers Nuremberg crowds to Jim Jones flock: the mind shuts down and rewires itself to make rationalin a democracy!such Manichaean claims like Youre either with us or youre against us.

But so much of leftism makes sense when you realize its a species of Christian heresy, gnostic millenarianism to be exact, that perverts so many of orthodox Christianitys fundamental teachings. In this case, its Jesus teaching, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.

Christians have never taken Jesus words to mean children should govern the church, administer pastoral oversight, do theology, or conduct worship. His attention to childrens faith is more about their complete dependency and passive reception of his gifts. Still, this hasnt stopped errant Christians and their leftist kin from granting to youth an angelic, untarnished, innocent wisdom.

In the church, this errancy takes the form of youth services or the like, those annual events in which titillated adults grant raw authenticity to the nervous pleas of confused youth awkwardly on display in the sanctuary. Always its the same message: You old-timers are complacent and hypocritical! Church for you is just a social club and dead rituals! You have to change!

The sly among the adults will chuckle and foresee Miss Impassioned Teen 20 years hence, with coifed hair, a clique of friends, and forced smile after a weary week of mothering, looking complacent, social clubby, and awfully hypocritical while she mouths her hymns. And the beat goes on, a perverted ritual marking Christianitys own present demise into gnostic millenarianism.

Leftism, as a species of Christian heresy, retains this same cultish regard of youth, but freed from any pretense of being Christian, takes it to the extreme. What explains it, and how do we parse it?

When History Is God, Future People are More Divine

Ground zero for the claim that leftism is a species of Christian heresy is eighteenth-century political philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. Hegel feared what English Enlightenment thinking would do for Christianitys ethical claims on the western mind. He feared English empiricism, with its materialism...

13:25

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Pulls Off A Stunning Coup With Map Drawing Stunt "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Pennsylvanias legislature gained a third chamber over the weekend. No one can quite say how it happened.

Usually, such as sweeping constitutional alteration would require an amendment, if not a state convention. The change would have been deliberated and argued about in newspapers and on television. There would be op-eds and blog posts, ads on the radio, chatter in the streets. Instead, this one arose by other means. Organically, you might say, in the way that cancer is organic. This mutation in the weakened body politic metastasized, leaving an unseemly growth on the state constitution, one that threatens to kill the whole patient.

The change took the people of the Keystone State unawares. While we dozed through a rainy three-day weekend, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court declared itself a lawmaking body, one over which the real legislators have no veto. They did so for all the usual reasons tyrants do what they do. Fairness. Equity. Justice. All things that, in a persons own mind, he and he alone represents. They had a good story to tell, one that the mainstream media was apt to believe. The only thing they lacked was the law. But no matter. Courts do not need such things in Pennsylvania anymore.

The courts Democratic majority would deny that any such change took place. They would say they were doing their job, interpreting the law, not making it up out of whole cloth. But not long after inventing a new requirement for congressional districting, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court invented the map, too. Rather than judging the legislatures efforts against the legal standard (a standard they pulled out of thin air, but a standard, at least) they took the pencil out of the legislatures hands and said well just write the thing ourselves.

In other countries, in other times, we would call that a coup dtat. Here, its just another day in the life of a country where the people have forgotten that the legislature is the branch that is supposed to write laws. Want to change the laws? Change the legislature. Win an election. Or, if you cant do that, apparently, just run to court and get someone to override the peoples will.

Step 1: Invent A New Standard

The power-grab had three stages. The courts majority carried out the first step in January when they issued an order striking down the Congressional Redistricting Act of 2011 (the act that created the congressional districts for the next five elections based on the 2010 census). The timing alone raises an eyebrow. How did a law passed in 2011 meet constitutional requirements then, but get struck down seven years later in January 2018? What changed in those seven years to push the law from constitutional to unconstitutional?

Nothing changed with the law, which admittedly created the most bizarrely shaped Ho...

13:25

Billy Graham Now Rides In A Chariot of Fire "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Rev. Billy Graham fell asleep in the loving embrace of Jesus on February 21, 2018. His name conjures up so many images for so many different people. Obviously he was best known as the dignified everyman evangelist who led numerous crusades. This was a man who could fill a sports arena to get people to hear about the good news of Jesus Christ, a subject most of us would feel timidity about bringing up at the water cooler.

He was also the moral conscience of this nation in more ways than one. Three days after the darkest hour in modern U.S. history, Graham was asked to address our entire country from the Washington National Cathedral. On September 14, 2001, he said these words:

We come together today to affirm our conviction that God cares for us, whatever our ethnic, religious or political background may be. The Bible says that He is the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troublesThe Bible says, God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.

But how do we understand something like this? Why does God allow evil like this to take place? Perhaps that is what you are asking. You may even be angry at God. I want to assure you that God understands these feelings that you may have. Weve seen so much that brings tears to our eyes and makes us all feel a sense of anger. But God can be trusted, even when life seems at its darkest. What are some of the lessons we can learn?

First, we are reminded of the mystery and reality of evil. I have been asked hundreds of times why God allows tragedy and suffering. I have to confess that I do not know the answer. I have to accept, by faith, that God is sovereign, and that He is a God of love and mercy and compassion in the midst of sufferingThe lesson of this event is not only about the mystery of iniquity and evil, but, second, its a lesson about our need for each other.

What an example New York and Washington have been to the world these past few days! None of us will forget the pictures of our courageous firefighters and police, or the hundreds of people standing patiently in line to donate blood. A tragedy like this could have torn our country apart, but instead it has united us.

So those perpetrators who took this on to tear us apart, it has worked the other wayit has backlashed. We are more united than ever before. I think this was exemplified in a very moving way when the members of our Congress stood shoulder to shoulder and sang, God Bless America. Finally, difficult as it may be for us to see right now, this event can give a message of hopehope for the present and hope for the future.

The anti-religious often claim that clergy peddl...

13:25

Lets Get Real: There Are No Moderates In Irans Government "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

If Iran is the most prominent state sponsor of terrorism in the world, can its president be called a centrist? What about if under that president Iran has become the worlds leading executioner of all people per capita, and of women and children on an absolute basis?

Does a president termed the Diplomatic Sheikh, a man who brags about deceiving the West in negotiations to buy time to advance Irans nuclear program; who describes such diplomatic engagement as jihad; and who calls for still more jihad and resistance against Israel while pointing 250,000 rockets at it, strike you as centrist?

If that president served for 40 years at the highest levels of the Islamic revolutionary regime as the first official following the overthrow of the shah who, standing steadfast at Ayatollah Khomeinis side, called for public executions to chill opponents of the revolution, can he rightly be called a centrist? And how, pray tell, are we to distinguish between this supposedly centrist president and the Khomeinist regime under which he serves in the first place?

In Iran, hardliner supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khameini is truly supreme. Khameini blesses or directs every aspect of national policy. The president is constitutionally subordinate. Further, the supreme leader has power direct and indirect over the Guardian Council, which is responsible for vetting and approving all presidential candidates, not to mention ratifying all legislation parliament passes.

Who to Believe: U.S. Intelligence, or Your Lying Eyes?

Stated simply: The president serves at the pleasure of the supreme leader and his cronies. The national security and foreign policy establishment nevertheless would have us believe otherwise. Witness the intelligence communitys (IC) newly released assessment of worldwide threats. In the ICs estimation:

Iranian centrist and hardline politicians increasingly will...

13:25

Attempting Another Hit Job On Clarence Thomas Only Hurts #MeToos Credibility "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The #MeToo movement shows no sign of slowing its glacial roll of accusations of sexual misconduct against men in positions  of power across American society, despite growing unease and cautionary words from some critics. The most recent man firmly positioned in the front lines of this trial by media is Clarence Thomas, whose accusers are now calling for his impeachment.

The prominent media stories of women who want Thomas removed from the Supreme Court and disciplined are filled with details and emotions, but they lack proper attention to the right of due process in our nation. Due process isnt some arcane legal doctrine, inaccessible to all but the most well versed lawyers and legal scholars. Due process is a basic legal premise for all Americans meant to ensure that every citizen receives fair treatment in the judicial process.

Only one right is specifically detailed twice in the Constitution, and that is the right to due process, which appears first in the Fifth Amendment, where people can not be: deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law, and again in the Fourteenth Amendment, where the Due Process Clause includes those exact same words.

Any attempt to impose harsh consequences on people without legal process passively erodes the due process right enshrined in the Constitution, and Americans should take notice and defend their right. Emotionally, it may seem fair or even just when people with lots of seemingly credible accusations against them lose their jobs or livelihoods, but theres more at stake than one persons job or a personal sense of justice here.

All of this circles back to the current climate around accusations, and how and where they should be made, when a well placed narrative story can ruin a reputation as soon as it goes viral. Its in this culture that these accusations have resurfaced against Thomas, and the publications running them know theyll shape the national conversation and the legacies of all involved.

None of this is to say that the women involved should be silenced, or that speaking out against abuse is the wrong thing to do. The opposite is true. If misconduct has occurred, it does need to see the light of the day and be investigated. But it needs to be inves...

13:23

JROTC Cadet Who Survived Shooting: CNN Producer Refused To Let Me Ask About Arming Teachers "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Colton Haab, a JROTC Cadet at Stoneman Douglas High School, appeared on Fox News Tucker Carlson Tonight to explain how a CNN producer scrapped his own thoughts and rewrote his questions for the CNN town hall event on Wednesday night.

Originally, I had thought that it was going to be more of my own question and my own say and then it turned out to be more of just a script, Haab said. She had actually said that over the phone that I needed to stick to the script.

Haab described how he had emailed CNN Producer Carrie Stevenson his thoughts, as she had asked, only to get multiple emails back asking for his thoughts in a different format, then with different words altogether.

What they had actually done was wrote out a question for me, he said.

On a previous interview Haab did with CNN, he shared his thoughts on arming teachers and allowing those who are willing to carry on campus. Haab said he absolutely thought that CNN producers rewrote questions for his classmates who participated in the event.

It was a little piece of paper cut out. And I know for a fact that nobody cut their own paper out and wrote their own question. Especially when they were all based off the same topic. So, to me, it from right there it showed this isnt correct. Why do they all have the same size piece of paper with a short little question on it?

Haab said it was because of this that he decided not to attend the event. To me it was a total waste of my time, honestly.

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13:22

Resistance Is Just Another Word That Means Envy And Ingratitude "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A recent Pew Research poll found 51 percent of millennials have a negative view of capitalism, which is not at all surprising when you consider a 2017 Harvard University poll that reveals 54 percent of millennials identify as Democrats. I work with such a woman.

Sarah silkscreens phrases like America was never great and Capitalism Sucks onto T-shirts and sells them online for between $30 to $50 apiece. Its her way of resisting, and it nets her $1,500 a month. She wont call it a business, because in her mind business is a consortium of rapacious swindlers, so she calls it a site.

We work in a restaurant together and frequently talk while setting up for service. Im old enough to be her father and, although we disagree on just about everything, I love our conversations. Its a lot like talking to my younger selfthe same enthusiastic, rebellious spirit; the same fears.

Dear Resistance: I Get You

I was an art school student from a Democrat household at her age. I shopped at thrift stores and dabbled in photography. I made zines at Kinkos. I lived off credit cards and threw away the bills. I smoked cheap weed and listened to Bob Dylan sing Forget the debts youve left, they will not follow you.

As a young man my entire worldview was an attempt to justify my lack of restraint and discipline. I did things that were easy. I could rationalize hitting the bars instead of the books because I was an artist. You see, I was gaining valuable life experience that would add texture to my subtle, nuanced poetry about how beauty only reveals itself to the destitute. Remember that ridiculous plastic bag scene in American Beauty? I loved it.

It required nothing of me to hate on the wealthy except my own arrogant belief that financial success was only possible through theft or exploitation. I didnt have to understand economics to know that the people on the commuter train had deliberately bought in to a false knowledge, and they deserved to be chained to their briefcases and neckties for joining the business class in their grotesque parade of greed.

Im pretty sure I would have loved Bernie Sanders, just like my friend Sarah does. Id probably be joining the chorus of people equating a tax cut to mass murder, telling Second Amendment supporters theyre murderers, or calling attempts to pass health-care legislation attempted mass murder because that, too, is easy.

Its easier to count your unfulfilled wishes than your blessings. Our way of life feels so natural that its easy to forget how truly unique it is, especially during a time when outrage and victimhood are held in higher esteem than commerce and manufacturing.

Trade Your Fake Resentment for Gratitude

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13:22

Dana Loesch: Heres The Real Story Of What Happened At CNNs Garbage Town Hall "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Dana Loesch described on The Federalist Radio Hour podcast what happened behind the scenes of Wednesdays CNNs televised town hall event titled, Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action. Loesch, representing the National Rifle Association as their national spokesperson, said she wasnt informed until hours before of the events format or that students would be asking questions.

I had nothing in advance. I didnt know how the setup was going to be. I didnt know it was going to be in a giant arena where it was 360 all the way around. I had no clue, she said. But I wanted to go and represent the people that I was representing, and also because Im a parent tooI have kids and my oldest child is just a couple of years younger than these students.

The audience had already filled the arena and the event had started two hours before the cameras were even turned on, Loesch said.

They had music that was playing. They had montages that they were flashing across the screen. They had a number of speakers from the school and from the community. They had the sheriff go up and speak. He mentioned special interest groups, referring to the membership of the NRA.

Then they brought the politicians outand that was the first hour. After all of this was already happening, after emotions were already running high, and after CNN put everyone together and cranked up, really trying to wind people up even more.

I had no questions in advance. It was even weird the way they had us walk out because it was like entering like you were a boxer or like WWE. You were walking up to the stage and they had music playing. You had to walk in aisles with all these people screaming and you had to walk toward the stage. Thats how you entered.

As Loesch and her security detail walked toward the stage, audience members shouted at her phrases like, murderer, child killer, and burn her. Jake Tapper, CNNs chief washington correspondent and anchor of The Lead, was the event moderator.

I know Jake, and it might strike a nerve, me saying this, but I think he lost control, Loesch said.

I dont know if he lost control or if that was CNNs intention, because [CNN President] Jeff Zucker was there. When we were backstage getting ready to go out, Jeff Zucker came in. He doesnt just show up for nothing. This is not a day at the ballpark. It was weird.

There was no control. It just went on forever and ever. At some point, youre just desensitized, because where is the moderation? This is where a moderator drives this. Youre a moderator, you have to make sure pe...

13:22

Phantom Block Demo Lets You Design Your Own Video Game "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

An indie game currently in development, Phantom Block, is changing up videogaming conventions: the level editor is also the actual game.

Phantom Block is a 2D side-scroll game, like classic Mario games, where you have to not only progress through the level, but edit the level in order as you progress before the screen catches up with you. The game is aesthetically retro, and the music pays homage to the classic 8- and 64-bit tunes.

You play as the character Boomer, and guide him in his quest to collect coins, travel the world, and defeat mischievous Ballums, enemies that resemble gelatinous blobs. You take advantage of the mysterious Phantom Blocks that can be used to travel through walls, bounce extra high, or stick to walls.

There are already more than 30 levels in game, but you can also create your own and play ones that others have created, like a level-building inception. There are also hidden levels to unlock depending on how you do in the level.

Level-building aspects of games have been around for a while, but rarely as a center point of a game. Level-building gained tremendous spotlight with the release of Mario Maker in 2015, which critics and fans, young and old, loved. Mario Maker allows you to create your own levels, unlocking new features as you go along, and play not only the levels created by you and your friends, but with players all over the world.

In the first month Mario Maker sold 500,000 copies in America, getting to 1 million copies sold by January. Eight months after the release, players all over the world had made 7 million courses, and the game had been played more than 600 million times. The levels showcase fans humor, ingenuity, and creativity. Countless YouTubers and Lets-Players had a field day with Mario Maker, playing everything from entertaining levels to ones that seem actually impossible (with success rates of 0.01 percent for some levels).

Alhough Phantom Block is currently in development, you can download the demo of the game on their website. Some gamers are very excited about the concept: Nice spin on the Mario-style platformer! I love the different ways you can move in the game! commented user Finneshim.

Steam user Jesala added, At first, I just thought meh, just another platformer. The graphics and style are just so understated. But as the trailer continued I became more and more interested. The gameplay is sharp and inventive. I cant wait.

This game is another demonstration of how developers are always seeking to make games fresh and new by expanding the boundaries of possibility in our fast-changing world. Though many games never make it past development into completion, especially indie games, it has sparked gamers interest and hopefull...

13:18

Police Release Body Cam, Showing Officers Brutally Assault 84yo Grandmother "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Mesa police have released body cam footage showing their officers slam an 84-year-old grandmother to the ground. They deliberately blurred the entire video, however, their abuse is clearly visible.

The post Police Release Body Cam, Showing Officers Brutally Assault 84yo Grandmother appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

12:40

Over a Million Children Under the Age of Six are Currently on Psychiatric Drugs in America "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Natural News| Psychiatric drug use is on the rise in the U.S., with one out of every six Americans now taking some type of medication in this category. This is highly concerning given the scary side effects and poor effectiveness of many of these drugs, but there is one particularly disturbing aspect of this trend that seems to get glossed over, and that is the extraordinary number of children who are taking such drugs.

Mental health watchdog group Citizens Commission on Human Rights is drawing attention to the concerning fact that more than a million kids younger than six in our nation are currently taking psychiatric drugs.

While around half of these children are four to five years old, an incredible 274,804 of them are younger than a year old. Thats right: babies are being given psychiatric drugs. The number rises for toddlers aged two to three, with 370,778 kids in this category taking psychiatric drugs overall.

Data from IMS Health shows that the situation only gets worse as kids get older, with 4,130,340 kids aged 6 to 12 taking some type of psychiatric drug.

You might be forgiven for assuming that most of these statistics are made up by kids taking ADHD drugs given how common that approach seems to be nowadays, but it really only accounts for a small portion of it, with 1,422 of those younger than a year old and just over 181,000 of those aged four to five taking ADHD drugs.

Antidepressants and antipsychotics put forth some surprising figures, but the biggest category of psychotic drugs given to children appears to be anti-anxiety drugs. Just over 227,132 babies under one and nearly 248,000 of those aged four to five take these medications.

These numbers are even more shocking when you consider the fact that experts believe these estimates are far too low and the real numbers are actually much higher, due in part to the tendency for some doctors to hand out psychiatric medications for...

12:00

Time to get rid of the "Complete Streets or bust" mindset "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Alex Baca is a Strong Towns member and writer who's sharing a guest article today about the need for safer, slower streets.


We build roads for the act of driving. As a result, we rarely build streets, which are meant for people. (More on the difference between a road and a street here.) 

When the easiest way for people to get to where they need to go is to drive in their personal vehicle, the places we live suffer. It is not physically or geometrically possible to create space to accommodate the moving and the parking of a car for everyone, all of the time, and so our towns and cities spread out, making us and the cities we live in poorer. Furthermore, speeding is aided by the act of driving and abetted by the design of our roads. Both are at odds with safety: Theres a 15 percent crash risk and 5 percent fatality risk when driving at 20-25 miles per hour. That jumps to a 55 percent crash risk and 45 percent fatality risk when driving at 30-35 miles per hour. Fast-moving cars are the problem and thats why we have to slow them down.

A Complete Street design with designated spaces for bike users, cars, pedestrians and transit (Source: Crandall Arambula)

A Complete Street design with designated spaces for bike users, cars, pedestrians and transit (Source: Crandall Arambula)

One way to slow cars down is to design a complete street. When we talk about complete streets, we usually mean Complete Streets  the proper-noun version, of which Smart Growth America and its in-house National Complete Street Coalition can be generally regarded as the progenitor. Complete Streets, the proper-noun version, includes both the design of a street itself to equitably accommodate all users pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders, and driver...

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Bringing Theater and Investigative Reporters to You "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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We told you two weeks ago that we were headed to Toulon as part of our collaboration with Free Street Theater. The aim of this project is to visit with people around Illinois and bring them together to talk about their relationship to the news and information in and about their communities not in a boring panel way, but in a way that's fun, genuine, collaborative and interactive. In a way that helps people talk to each other (and to us) across differences.

We are interested in what people have to say about their communities: what is special, what is misunderstood and what needs change. And we want to work with people to tell their own stories.

What exactly does that look like? Well, we dont have a formula yet. The workshops will be adapted to each host city, to the people and the news of each place.

How did we pick these places? It was sort of easy. We were invited. We introduced our project and said we needed some help figuring out where to go. As a relatively new media organization in Illinois based in Chicago, we wanted to make sure we leave our bubble and travel the state.

We chose the locations based on the details of the invitation, as well as the diversity in urban, suburban and rural locations. And while these are the first batch of locations, we still want to know whats up in your town. So please keep sending these invitations. Whether for this project or another, we want to visit you.

So, heres where were going, in addition to Toulon:

Chicago

Before we hit the road, we thought itd only make sense to test out the idea in Chicago since ProPublica Illinois and Free Street are both based there. And Fr...

Inside Atomwaffen As It Celebrates a Member for Allegedly Killing a Gay Jewish College Student "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Late last month, ProPublica reported that the California man accused of killing a gay and Jewish University of Pennsylvania student was an avowed neo-Nazi and a member of Atomwaffen Division, one of the countrys most notorious extremist groups.

The news about the murder suspect, Samuel Woodward, spread quickly throughout the U.S., and abroad. Woodward was accused of fatally stabbing 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein and burying his body in an Orange County park.

The report, it turns out, was also taken up in the secretive online chats conducted by members of Atomwaffen Division, a white supremacist group that celebrates both Hitler and Charles Manson.

I love this, one member wrote of the killing, according to copies of the online chats obtained by ProPublica. Another called Woodward a one man gay Jew wrecking crew.

More soon joined in.

What I really want to know is who leaked that shit about Sam to the media, a third member wrote.

At least one member wanted to punish the person who had revealed Woodwards affiliation with Atomwaffen.

Rats and traitors get the rope first.

Encrypted chat logs obtained by ProPublica some 250,000 messages spanning more than six months offer a rare window into Atomwaffen Division that goes well beyond what has surfaced elsewhere about a group whose members have been implicated in a string of violent crimes. Like many white supremacist organizations, Atomwaffen Division uses Discord, an online chat service designed for video gamers, to engage in its confidential online discussions. 

In a matter of months, people associated with the group, including Woodward, have been charged in five murders; another group member pleaded guilty to possession of explosives after authorities uncovered a possible plot to blow up a nuclear facility near Miami.

Lucas Waldron/ProPublica

The groups propaganda makes clear that Atomwaffen the word means nuclear weapons in German embraces Third Reich ideology and preaches hatred of minorities, gays and Jews. Atomwaffen produces YouTube videos showing members firing weapons and has filmed members burning the U.S. Constitution and setting fire to the American flag. But the organization, by and la...

08:40

Parkland Shooting Media Circus Evolution SPLC Red & Brown Lies Boiler Room EP #148 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Tune in to the Alternate Current Radio Network (ACR) for another LIVE broadcast of The Boiler Room tonight 6:00 PM PST | 8:00 PM CST | 9:00 PM EST for this special broadcast. Join us for uncensored, uninterruptible talk radio, custom-made for bar fly philosophers, misguided moralists, masochists, street corner evangelists, media-maniacs, savants, political animals and otherwise lovable rascals.

Join ACR hosts Hesher and Spore along side Jay Dyer of the Jays AnalysisRandy JInfidel Pharaoh for the latest BOILER ROOM. Turn it up, tune in and hang with the ACR Brain-Trust for this weeks boil downs, analysis and the usual gnashing of the teeth of the political animals in the social rejects club.

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Welcome to the Boiler Room for this weeks grinding of the media gears as the ACR Brain-Trust continues their stunned analysis of the mainstream medias slick politicized production that is their coverage of the Parkland shooting. Spore and Jay both bring some interesting stories into the room, the SPLC attacks the Boiler Room and the Boiler Room break is crashed by Ulysses Hakan, international man of mystery.

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08:22

The Conversation: The toxic legacy of uranium mining in the United States "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Uranium the raw material for nuclear power and nuclear weapons is having a moment in the spotlight.

07:21

How 5G Will Kill the Birds, Bees, and Your Loved Ones "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

From the Conclave of the American Intelligence Media

I read through our most recent Conclave post, entitled Internet of Things: Fascism by Another Name. Powered by 5G and found it a well-written warning and one that I would like to elaborate on in this post. This seems necessary today to wake up the sleeping majority who are sleeping through this global subliminal attack.

Ive read estimates of the percentage of the population with EHS as high as 10%, especially since it remains undiagnosed in a lot of people who arent clear why they are suffering. The bill Ohio passed stripping local government authority to resist 5G antennas placement is being challenged by a lawsuit from approximately 80 cities and counties. It will be interesting to see how effective that challenge is.

You have a pretty comprehensive list of wireless health impacts and some of their causes, but you could perhaps expand that a little bit. A more specific study found RFR exposure activates voltage-gated calcium channels. This leads to increased calcium levels within cells, which leads to the production of peroxynitrite. Peroxynitrite is at the root of most inflammatory diseases, including neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases, migraines, and allergies.

M. Pall, Electromagnetic fields act via activation of voltage-gated calcium channels to produce beneficial or adverse effectsJournal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, 6-26-2013.

Studies also have found that RFR exposure can remove calcium ions (positively charged calcium ions) from cell membranes in the brain. Loss of calcium ions destabilizes the membrane and can have serious metabolic and neurological consequences. The brain may become hyperactive and overloaded, leading to loss of concentration, ADHD, damage to DNA (causing loss of fertility and increased risk of cancer), and digestive enzymes from lysosomes. Membrane leakage can also open the blood-brain barrier and other protective barriers, leading to Alzheimers, dementia, asthma, allergies, and various autoimmune disorders.

See these relevant articles and studies:

S. M. Bawin et al., Effects of modulated VHF fields on th...

06:47

Soros-funded National Gun Control Movement is all about starting an American civil war "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

While the Left insurgency is unaware, their globalist leaders know that gun confiscation is guaranteed to start a full-blown civil war

Which is exactly why TPTB are so relentless about imposing draconian gun control laws; its war and chaos that they want

in order to create their New World Order out of the chaos and after the destruction.

They know the American people stand as a major obstacle to global domination via their One World Government. 

Maryland Sheriff Says It Will Be CIVIL WAR Before Gun Confiscation

Everyone saw how the NWO globalist cabal engineered the Syrian Civil War.  They committed their war crimes in broad daylight as the whole world watched them create and arm ISIS.  It eventually became common knowledge that the Daesh terrorists were funded and trained by the Pentagon, C.I.A., MOSSAD and MI6.  Even the de facto leader of the Islamic States terrorist army was trained by the ISRAELI SECRET INTELLIGENCE SERVICE (aka ISIS).

Syria wasnt really a civil war; rather, it was a meticulously manufactured conflict designed to advance the Greater Israel project, turn the European Union into a cauldron of tension and chaos, among many other sinister purposes.

Whats the point?

The very same forces behind that ongoing cataclysm in the Northern Levant are now fomenting civil war in the United States. For the uninitiated, international criminal and bankster George Soros is merely the frontman for this civilization-destroying enterprise and One World Government scheme. GEORGE SOROS: The Back Story No One Talks About

The decision-maker perps at the top of the food chain know that they cannot advance their New World Order agenda until the American Republic is no more.

The NWO cabal also knows that the America people cannot be conquered by a for...

05:04

Debt Cancer: More Than 80 Percent Of American Adults Owe Somebody Else Money "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

How long can our debt levels keep growing much, much faster than the overall economy? 

We havent had a year of 3 percent growth for the U.S. economy since the middle of the Bush administration, but we keep borrowing money as if there is no tomorrow.

Much of the focus has been on the exploding debt of the federal government, and that is definitely something I plan to address once I get to Washington. But on an individual level, U.S. consumers have been extremely irresponsible as well.  In fact, one new survey has found that more than 80 percent of all American adults are currently in debt

Its no secret that America is a nation that runs on debt, but it may surprise you to learn that the overwhelming majority of U.S. adults owe money in some way, shape, or form. According to new data from Comet, heres how many Americans have debt at present:

  • 80.9% of Baby Boomers
  • 79.9% of Gen Xers
  • 81.5% of Millennials

For most of us, it starts very early.  We were told that going into debt to get a college education would not be a problem because we would be able to pay those loans off with the good jobs we would get after graduation.

Unfortunately, those good jobs never really materialized for many of us, and now millions of former college students are absolutely drowning in debt

A study released Friday by the Brookings Institution finds that most borrowers who left school owing at least $50,000 in student loans in 2010 had failed to pay down any of their debt four years later. Instead, their balances had on average risen by 5% as interest accrued on their debt....

04:44

Raymond Cormier found not guilty in death of Tina Fontaine "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Tina Fontaine.

The Crown had argued that Cormier convicted himself with his own admissions on secret police recordings. But the defence said numerous forensic holes in the prosecutions case had left reasonable doubt.

WINNIPEGA not-guilty verdict Thursday for a man who had been accused of killing a 15-year-old First Nations girl he met on the streets prompted immediate reaction from Indigenous leaders who criticized the safety nets that were supposed to keep her safe.

A jury acquitted Raymond Cormier, 56, of the second-degree murder of Tina Fontaine after 11 hours of deliberation.

Tinas body, wrapped in a duvet cover and weighed down with rocks, was pulled from the Red River in Winnipeg eight days after she was reported missing in August 2014. Cormier was charged more than a year later.

The girls death prompted renewed calls for an inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.

The syst...

04:44

US Deep State targeting alternative media: American scholar - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The US Deep State is not targeting President Donald Trump nor attempting to whip up war against Russia, rather it is trying to discredit alternative media analysts

04:44

Video of Shooting Survivor Slamming CNN for Giving Him Script Goes Viral, CNN Denies Claims "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

ZeroHedge| A Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student said he was approached by CNN to ask a question at Wednesday nights town hall, but declined after the network gave him a scripted question instead of allowing him to ask his own question.

Colton Haab, a member of the Junior ROTC who shielded students while shots rang out, Local 10 news that he was going to ask a question about hiring veterans as armed security guards.

CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions and it ended up being all scripted, Haab told WPLG-TV.  I dont think that its going get anything accomplished. Its not gonna ask the true questions that all the parents and teachers and students have.

CNN conducted the town hall on the Florida school shooting with Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bill Nelson (D-FL), along with Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel and the NRAs Dana Loesch. Students and parents took turns asking questions about gun control and ensuring school safety.

I expected to be able to ask my questions and give my opinion on my questions, Haab said.

Colton Haab, a member of the Junior ROTC who shielded classmates in the midst of terror says he did not get to share his experience, WPLGs Janine Stanwood explained.

Colton wrote questions about school safety, suggested using veterans as armed school security guards...

04:39

You didnt win: Singer Susan Aglukark publicly names her abuser at MMIWG hearings "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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You didnt win. Not now, not ever, Susan Aglukark said as she named her abuser when she testified on Thursday at the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. (CBC)

Celebrated Inuk singer says person who assaulted her has hurt many others in Rankin Inlet

By Randi Beers, CBC News, Feb 22, 2018

Susan Aglukark ended the Rankin Inlet hearing for the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women by addressing the man she says sexually abused her when she was eight years old.

Norman Ford, she said on Thursday afternoon.

You didnt win. Not now, not ever. Now the community knows what you have done. This room could be filled by your victims alone.

Her testimony in Nunavut, in the final day of the hearings, was the first time the celebrated Inuk singer had revisited the abuse she suffered since she testified in court against the man.

The assault happened in the 1980s, about five years before the young teenager would eventually be asked to testify.

Aglukark said he lived across the street from her...

04:22

Manafort, Gates charged with laundering $30 million in Ukraine income - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jim W. Dean - Mueller has sent a chill throughout the whole foreign lobbyist community, as what Manafort was doing here was nothing more than what many others have done,

04:12

Autopsy... "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I watch The Killer movie at least once every year. During the Reagan presidency I watched it more often than that. No matter how rotten the Real World became, because of the miracle of videotape, I could watch Lee Marvin shoot Ronald Reagan whenever I needed a little morale booster. There is justice somewhere in the world, even if it's only in the movies.

03:46

Early Voting Begins in Texas and Democrats Turn Out "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Early voting for the primaries began yesterday here in the Lone Star State, and, turns out, Democrats turned out.  From The Texas Tribune:

On Tuesday, more Democrats cast primary ballots than Republicans on the first day of early voting in the 15 Texas counties with the most registered voters. That hasnt happened since 2008.

Heres hoping we see that sort of turn out in November.  Its quite a mix of candidates, and the primary race for governor includes a number of promising candidates.  Heres a list from North Texas NPR affiliate KERA.

Perhaps things arent so bleak as they seemed back in August, when the field of Democrats was far more sparse and far less well funded than the incumbent.  Still, Novembers turn out is the key here.  Well see if the Democrats maintain their momentum.

02:22

The Importance of the West Virginia Teachers Strike "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post The Importance of the West Virginia Teachers Strike appeared first on It's Going Down.

The following article gives background to the current teachers strike in West Virginia, where under immense threat of attacks from the government, teachers have launched a strike that is technically illegal, across the entire state.

Talk of a statewide strike by West Virginia teachers has been simmering for weeks. After several one day walk-outs by teachers to attend rallies and lobby state legislators in the state capital of Charleston, strike balloting in 53 of West Virginias 55 counties has returned greater than 70% approval for the teachers unions to call a strike that will begin on Thursday, February 22, 2018.

Its in many ways a repeat of the illegal 1990 West Virginia teachers strike:

West Virginia last had a widespread teacher strike in 1990.  The walkout lasted 11 days and shut down schools in 47 of the states 55 counties. It ended on March 17th when Governor Gaston Caperton, legislative leaders and union representatives announced a settlement.

Its worth noting that the 1990 strike was illegal.  Then-Attorney General Roger Tompkins, in an opinion delivered to then-State School Superintendent Hank Marockie, said that There is no right to strike against the state.  Thus, any strike or concerted work stoppage by public teachers of this state is illegal.

Tompkins opinion was based on a series of previous rulings by the Attorney Generals Office, as well as court decisions.  He cited a 1970 federal court decision supporting Governor Arch Moores decision to fire striking State Road Commission employees.

The court ruled that to permit a strike by public employees at any level is inconsistent with the orderly process and sovereignty of government.

Due to the peculiarities of the material situation of West Virginia teachers and public employees generally, they simply cant be...

02:02

The Depressing Reason the Florida House Wouldn't Even Debate an Assault Rifle Ban "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Florida Republicans know they can ignore young people's demands, or patronize them, because when they look past the latest wave of outrage and protests, the historic pattern is this slice of the electorate largely doesn't turn out and vote -- especially during non-presidential years like 2018.

01:53

Armed Cop Was Present During Entire High School Shooting and Did Nothing, Videos Show "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Florida High School Shooting(ANTIMEDIA) Broward County, FL  An armed officer on campus during last weeks mass shooting in Florida never went in the building to confront the killer, the Broward County Sheriff told reporters at a news conference on Thursday. Sheriff Scott Israel said Deputy Scot Peterson, the resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, opted instead to take up []

01:44

Indian Army chief: Bangladeshi influx into north-eastern India is part of Pakistan's proxy war with China's help "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A planned influx of people from Bangladesh into India's north-eastern region is underway as part of a proxy war being waged by Pakistan, with support from China, to keep the area disturbed, said Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday (Feb 21).

01:42

Mainstream War Propaganda. Embedded with the Terrorists "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

All of the mainstream Western news sources dealing with the war on Syria have been discredited. This helps to explain why the mainstream news stories amount to criminal war propaganda.

01:41

Video of Shooting Survivor Slamming CNN for Giving Him Script Goes Viral, CNN Denies Claims "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Carey Wedler On Thursday, CNN denied claims from a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student who said the network expected him to ask scripted questions during a...

01:06

As Nation Debates Gun Control, US Military Wants $716 Billion for Next Year "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Darius Shahtahmasebi As Americans debate domestic gun control following the mass shooting at a Florida high school last week, funding for military arms has...

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22:13

TCK RADIO:, SHOCKER! Francis Avoids Websites Accusing Him Of Heresy - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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22:00

Carter warns of catastrophic consequences Trumps policy on Palestine - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jim W. Dean - There will never be an agreement that the Palestinians can accept without a lot of US pressure being put on Israel to do it.

19:12

Top 5 Veterans News: Feb. 22, 2018 - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

We encourage you to browse our list so that you can take what you want and keep what you need.

18:39

RAG RADIO: Judge Steve Russell on Mass Shootings: Thoughts and Prayers Wont Cut It! - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Judge Steve Russell, Thorne Dreyers guest on Rag Radio, wrote a December 2017 Newsweek cover story, America and Guns: To Understand That Deadly Obsession, Come to Texas, and also penned a companion piece Is gun violence our manifest destiny? for The Rag Blog. Steve was originally scheduled to discuss those stories on Rag []

17:09

Is it time to put the US Coalition on a Terrorism watch list? - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jim W. Dean - Western countries, widely known to have been using terrorist proxies in Syria and other places, have appointed themselves judge and jury of who is supporting terrorism, and thus sanctionable.

16:51

Iran FM: Israel blames others for its own blunders - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jim W. Dean - Zarif made short work of Bibi at the Munich Conference, as he took the diplomatic high road, where Bibi was left to his smoke machine.

16:27

Syrian War Report February 22, 2018: Russia Moves Its Advanced Su-57 Stealth Fighters Into Syria - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

from SouthFront On February 21, the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) captured the villages of Qara Baba, Kirbet Siluki and Vergan from the Kurdish Peoples Protection Units (YPG) in the Afrin area. Clashes between Turkish forces and the YPG were also reported in Arab Wiran. On the same day, the []

14:31

Afghanistan War Report February 22, 2018: ISIS Reportedly Shells US Military Base - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

from SouthFront On February 20, the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq reported that ISIS members had shelled a US military base in the Afghan city of Jalalabad with Grad-type unguided rockets. The ISIS statement is likely a propaganda move aimed at promoting itself as a power fighting the Americans in Afghanistan to gain support from the []

02:46

Thousands of Americans jailed for debts chased by private collectors - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

An estimated 77 million Americans have a debt that has been transferred to a private collection agency. Thousands have ended up in jail over debts as small as $28, with African-Americans and Hispanics the most affected. The findings come from a new report by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) spanning 26 states and Puerto []

Wednesday, 21 February

23:51

US Helicopters Spotted in Al-Hasakah Reportedly Evacuating Daesh Members (VIDEO) - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

href=https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/>CC BY 2.0 / The U.S. Army / Jalalabad Airfield Middle East The US-led coalition is often accused of supporting terrorist groups in Syria, including organizing safe passage and extraction from encirclements and hot zones. Videos have appeared on YouTube and Facebook allegedly showing the process of transportation of the terrorists. The source from the town []

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