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Monday, 28 August

23:49

Trump Allows Military to Give Cops Grenade Launchers and Tanks Again "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

(ANTIMEDIAWashington, D.C.  On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new executive order that will lift a ban on the distribution of certain types of military-style equipment to local law enforcement agencies. The ban reverses a previous executive order issued during the Obama administration in response to widespread criticism after a paramilitary-like show of force by police during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2015.

Weve seen how militarized gear can sometimes give people a feeling like theres an occupying force as opposed to a force thats part of the community thats protecting them and serving them, Obama said at the time. It can alienate and intimidate local residents and send the wrong message.

Civil rights experts are voicing the same concerns now that the Trump administration has announced a rollback on Obamas ban. Were very worried that this signals to law enforcement that they can operate more as a militarized force and they are really going to ignore some of the gains weve made over the past couple years, said political director for the ACLU of Michigan Shelli Weisberg.Were very concerned about it. We think its a bad step.

Janai Nelson, associate director of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, said:

It is both exceptionally dangerous and irresponsible for the administration to lift the ban on the transfer of certain surplus military equipment to state and local law enforcement organizations.

Nelson also said the timing of presidents decision in the wake of the events in Charlottesville, VA, reflects this administrations now open effort to escalate racial tensions in our country.

Sessions announced the decision on Monday morning at the...

23:46

Better Than Statins And Only $200,000 a Year Says Drug Hype This Week "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Hep C drugs were rolled out $o fa$t, Pharma did not realize that patients with pre-existing, dormant hepatitis B infections could experience reactivation of the infections on the drugs and even die. Sorry about that.

23:41

Pundits And Politicians Are Tacitly Admitting That They Lied About Russia "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

It has been nearly three weeks since The Nation pushed an explosive memo from the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity into mainstream consciousness with an article detailing the evidence that the DNC leaks last year could not have been the result of a Russian hack. By continuing to ignore it, the US intelligence community and []

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23:36

Trump to Reverse Ban on Local Police Using Military Equipment "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Julie Telgenhoff| It continues to amaze me how many humans are being fooled by the supposed anti-establishment (selected by the establishment shadow government) current POTUS, Donald, the Trump Card. Did that even make any sense? Probably not because these psychopaths are utilizing what is called 4th generation warfare against unsuspecting Americans and the entire global population when it comes to their selected not elected candidate, Trump.

A classic example of a tried and true form of 4th Gen attack is to initiate a civil war within a target population, and in most cases, control the leadership on both sides of that conflict. (for more information on 4th gen warfare, please read these articles by Brandon Smith here and here. This is one psychological operation that needs to be understood by EVERY American if we are to unite as one to overcome our future militarized, police state, dystopia).

Do you all remember when all these 1033 programs were being rolled out and all the the big hype that was created when we witnessed our local police obtaining militarily grade equipment that could then be used AGAINST the US population? Of course, that was when the other selected not elected POTUS was in office, Obama, so anyone still stuck in that left vs right false paradigm only chooses to see and hear the good information about their globalist puppet president. Well, if you dont remember, PLEASE read these past articles to get up to speed...

23:25

How much taxes individuals and corporations pay "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The US business and political class are fond of bemoaning what they say are the high rates of corporate taxes in the US and how it makes the US uncompetitive compared to their European counterparts. Of course, this is just a game played by transnational elites to try and get governments to compete with each other in lowering tax rates. If the US rates do dip below the European ones, then the business elites in Europe will complain how they are now disadvantaged and need to have their taxes lowered, and so on.

In this charade, the business sector focuses on the nominal tax rates but of course this is not what businesses pay. There are all manner of deductions that they have obtained for themselves over time that results in them paying much lower taxes, much like individuals can deduct state and local taxes, home mortgage interest, charitable donations, and the like.

Kevin Drum has looked at the average tax actually paid as a percentage of GDP by individuals and corporations and how that has varied over time.

The graph shows what a fraud the complaint about high business tax rates is.

23:24

Louisianas Cajun Navy Just Arrived in Texas to Rescue People From Floods "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

(ANTIMEDIA) Though FEMA plans to play a large role in disaster relief efforts as Hurricane Harvey continues to inundate Texas, a volunteer group is stepping in to help their fellow humans and its not the first time theyve taken action.

The Cajun Navy first came into existence with 30 people and 23 rescue vessels during Hurricane Katrina and grew even larger amid severe flooding in Louisiana in 2016. The Guardian reported that last year using social media the group of hunters and fishermen were able to locate stranded residents and rescue them with their boats.

Their missions were all the more vital amid the governments failure to adequately take care of victims and provide housing and relief. For example, Julie Ralph of St. Francisville, Louisiana, turned to Amazon, creating a page to accept donations of basic supplies. Ralph said that as the floodwaters cleared and rescue operations turned into recovery operations, the Cajun Navy became the Cajun Army. As she said last September:

As it stands, the boots on the ground are the Cajun Army, and anyone who can be summoned through Facebook or Twitter by people sharing how bad things are to get people to come over and help.

When the floods started hitting Texas this weekend, the Cajun Navy sprung back into action. Houstons ABC 13 reported Monday that on Sunday,  a caravan comprising of pickup trucks and small fishing vessels made the trip from Louisiana swampland to the Houston area, and the group has been making use of social media to find those who need rescuing.

Their Cajun Army Facebook group has over 10,000 members and provides a mode of communication for people to provide their location so rescuers can reach them, as does the Cajun Navy 2016 page, which has nearly 80,000 followers. Theyre also tapping into other volunteer groups to find locations where people are stranded.

The Na...

23:12

New Senate Bill Targets WikiLeaks, Russia, Independent Press And The First Amendment "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

With the Russian meddling narrative serving as pretext, the U.S. Senate, embracing the Pompeo Doctrine, is moving to stifle and criminalize WikiLeaks and, by extension, any such dangerous, transparency-providing entities that threaten to cast doubt upon Washingtons official stories. The Senate Intelligence Committee is pushing Congress to label WikiLeaks a non-state hostile intelligence service, having []

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22:46

Spinal Crap: NYT's Contortion to Obscure Obama's Origin of Trump's Nuke Plan "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

We're asked to believe that the highly intelligent and competent Barack Obama spent months, years, putting together a $1 TRILLION upgrade of the nation's nuclear arsenal in the belief that his successor would then slice it to bits. This is Trump-level nonsense from the Times. Why not simply report the truth?

22:37

Charlamagne tha God says white supremacists are white devils and cracker-ass crackers "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Radio co-host calls out white racists for what they are

LOS ANGELES (INTELLIHUB) TMZ recently caught up with Power 105.1 FMs Breakfast Club co-host Charlamagne tha God who called out white supremacists as white devils and cracker-ass crackers.

Treat people equally, the radio co-host said. Treat people like a human being thats it.

Charlamagne said that good white people need to denounce racist white devils and cracker-ass crackers.

Featured Image: Charlamagne tha God (Screen capture via Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM/YouTube)
2017. INTELLIHUB.COM. All Rights Reserved.

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22:27

Taking Shape. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Slowly. The colours will never come quite true with flash, but I dont want to haul it outside until its done. As you can see, my assistant checked the brushes first thing. Click for full size.

C. Ford, all rights reserved.

22:25

Federal Appeals Court Affirms First Amendment Right To Criticize Cops "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A federal appeals court affirmed the First Amendment right of citizens to criticize police officers and ruled officers in Minnesota are not immune from a lawsuit alleging rights violations.

The Eighth Circuit appeals court found that Shawn McMenomy, Henry Cho, and Alex Eckstein lacked probable cause to arrest Brian Hoyland. They were not entitled to qualified immunity because they did not act constitutionally.

According to the decision [PDF], Minnesota police received reports of drag racing in the early hours of May 8, 2013. McMenomy and Eckstein were in separate squad cars.

McMenomy saw a Corvette driving away from the alleged scene and did a U-turn to follow the vehicle. It belonged to Mark Illetschko, who had no outstanding warrants. When McMenomy chose to follow this car, no traffic violations occurred yet. But McMenomy claims the tires of the car partially crossed the roads center dividing line.

With emergency lights activated, McMenomy chased or followed Illetschko in a Corvette that never went faster than 40 miles per hour until it pulled into the driveway of Hoylands home.

McMenomy ordered Illetschko to remain in the vehicle. He pulled his weapon and ordered Illetschko to exit. Illetschko was arrested and obeyed orders just before two more officers, Henry Cho and Ryan Coughlin, arrived.

Christina Hoyland then was ordered to exit the vehicle with hands in the air. She followed orders but directed verbal criticismincluding profanityat officers, including a message that she had paralysis in one of her legs and could not easily walk backward.

The commotion woke Brian Hoyland up. He moved his children to the back of the house and grabbed his cell phone to record what was unfolding. Eventually, he left the inside of his house because he thought an officer might have yelled shoot or shooting.

He turned on a porch light, walked out his front door, and held up his phone to record officers. McMenomy and Cho became concerned with Hoyland and shouted at him to, Drop the camera! They wanted him to go back inside.

Hoyland, who once was a military police officer, shouted, You are in my yard! and What is this, a DWI stop, and you guys are doing this? Are you kidding me? He additionally tried to inform officers his wife was handicapped and demanded that the officers do their jobs the right way.

Ordered to stay inside again, officers arrested him after he remained outside. About thirty seconds of time elapsed between Hoylands emergence from his house into the doorway and McMenomys pronouncement that he was under arrest. Hoyland complied and never resisted arrest.

The appeals court dec......

22:23

Video: Occupation of fish farm by Kwakwakawakw "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

August 25, 2017 Musgamagw Dzawadaenuxw Hereditary Leadership visited Ernest Alfred at his occupation camp on Marine Harvest owned salmon farm on Swanson Island B.C. after his first night.


22:22

Trump Reinstates Program Allowing The Literal Militarization Of American Police "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

President Trump just rolled back one of the only pro-liberty moves made by Obama, ensuring the perpetuation and expansion of the police state. (TFTP) On Monday, the Trump administration lifted a ban on military surplus hardware being transferred to police departments across the United States. The controversial 1033 program became a source of citizen outrage []

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22:09

Call it Hurricane Donald "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

After a record-breaking string of seven tropical cyclones generated by President Donald Trump, he has finally succeeded in creating a major hurricane to devastate East Texas Hurricane Harvey (Donald).

22:05

Ugly Precursor to Auschwitz: Hitler Said to Have Been Inspired by US Indian Reservation System "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Left, Nazis stand before a mass grave of victims of the Jewish Holocaust; right: U.S. soldiers pose for a picture near a mass grave of dead Lakotas following the Wounded Knee Massacre of December 29, 1890.

Hitler admired the US system, while the greatest nation wont recognize its past

It was 72 years ago that the imprisoned and starved and viciously battered victims of Hitler and his Nazi thugs were liberated by Soviet troops.

Hitler the coward, whod later commit suicide rather than face the music was incontrovertibly one...

21:59

Germany: Confronting the colonial roots of racism "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

German colonialism Herero

Surviving Herero after their escape through the Omaheke desert in German South-West Africa (modern day Namibia), 1907 [Sam Cohen Library/Colonial Picture Archive, University Library of Frankfurt] By Gouri Sharma

The Nazis didnt fall out of the sky, there is a deeper racist, xenophobic mindset in German history.

By Gouri Sharma, Al Jazeera, August 16, 2017

Berlin, Germany Mnyaka Sururu Mboro walks through Wedding, a district in the northwest of Berlin, with an expression of disdain. It makes my stomach turn every time I go down these streets, he says.

He is in the African Quarter, so-called because the streets have been named in commemoration of Germanys imperial leaders and conquests from the end of the 19th century....

21:57

Dissonance "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This image is so disturbing I dont know whether to be repelled or aroused. Most of you will be screaming REPELLED! REPELLED! so Ill put it below the fold.

Anyone elses brain totally confused? Just me? OK.

21:53

White Supremacists Joked About Using Cars to Run Over Opponents Before Charlottesville "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Nearly a month before a car driven by an alleged neo-Nazi plowed into counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12, white supremacists planning the Unite the Right rally joked about using vehicles to run over their opponents.

That message and thousands of other conversations among white supremacists were leaked from a chat app called Discord and posted on the website of a left-wing media collective called Unicorn Riot. Many users participation could not be verified, but ProPublica was able to confirm that two people whose statements were included in the leaked trove made the comments attributed to them.

The pre-Charlottesville chats include discussions of potential violence, the use of weapons, and excitement at the prospect of fighting for the white race.

The leaked discussions also reveal an intense level of planning and nationwide coordination. As ProPublica reported earlier this month, the Unite the Right demonstrations were dominated by a younger, more tech-savvy generation of white supremacists than in past protests. They coordinated logistics for disparate groups and came together a thousand strong to take over city streets in military-style formation. The two-plus months of leaked planning discussions, reviewed by ProPublica, support this assessment. Below are five key takeaways from the messages.

1. Some Activists Insisted on Peace But Many Were Hungry for Violence

The discussion boards include repeated fantasies of violence against counter-protesters and black residents, only occasionally challenged by board moderators. (Wired.com reported on several examples over the weekend.) On July 18, for example, user AltCelt(IL) posted a photo of vehicles surrounded by crowds in response to fellow commentors discussion of car insurance and logistics. Another user replied, claiming that in North Carolina driving over protesters blocking roadways isnt an offense. The user seemed to be referring to a controversial bill that was...

21:28

Hiding Behind Fighting Terrorism US Intends To Seize Syrias Oil "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

As the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) progresses towards Deir Ezzor, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), mostly made up of Syrian Kurds, began to prepare for a military offensive on the Syrian city in order to prevent the government forces from re-establishing military control over the oil rich-territory. Despite all promises that the U.S. doesnt []

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21:18

Trump's Labor Day "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In his first seven months as president, Trump has done nothing for American workers. In fact, his attempt to undermine the Affordable Care Act, his retreat from Labor Department regulations boosting overtime pay, and his proposed tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations will make most workers worse off. But he is in office because of their anger and distrust, and he's still feeding off it.

21:14

September Is Voting Rights Month "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A proclamation of September as Voting Rights Month, so close to this day that commemorates MLK's "I have a dream" speech 48 years ago, will be issued soon, along with a calendar of relevant events for next month. A mid-month (September 13) press conference at the National Press Club will discuss the newly formed Commission for Voter Justice, whose purpose is, according to the Transformative Justice Coalition's ex

21:14

Trump To Repeal Ban On Selling Military Equipment to Local Police "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Aaron Kesel Trump is preparing to lift a 2015 military weapons ban by his predecessor former President Barack Obama. The order effectively banned armored...

21:00

Why I Never Moved to Portland "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

If this is what your downtown looks like at night, you've got problems. (Photo by Sarah Kobos)

If this is what your downtown looks like at night, you've got problems. (Photo by Sarah Kobos)

I was always going to move to Portland. For years, that was my escape plan.

Back in the mid-nineties, I moved home to Tulsa from Colorado because my folks were getting older and I wanted to be nearby.  I also had two aunts who lived on a farm about an hour and half away, and it was a pleasure to spend weekends helping them with the cattle and the landa nice respite from five days of computer screens and corporate life.  Still, Oklahoma was the place where I grew up, not the place I felt most at home.  My plan was to stick around as long as I had old folks to take care of, and then launch the escape pod for lovely, liberal Portland, OR.

It didnt work out that way.  But I got something much better by hanging around.

Back in the nineties, Tulsa wasnt exactly a showcase.  A couple oil busts and a lot of corporate mergers had packed a wallop to the citys self-esteem.  The can-do spirit of the early oil pioneers had fizzled as we watched home-grown corporations, one after the other, get bought out and moved to Houston and other hub cities.  People who stayed had their reasons, but its a nice place to raise children is not exactly a sirens song when youre 27, single, and gay.

In those days, Tulsa was a place where downtown workers would get in their cars and drive to lunch because there were so few options available in the city center.  Ironically, lunch was the busy time.  Most restaurants closed at 2pm.  I can remember exactly three places you could go for a drink after work within walking distance of the tallest building in the state.

I hadnt found my place, I hadnt found my people, and I wanted out.

But somewhere along the way, I got involved. The real beauty of mid-sized cities is that if youre passionate and willing to work, you can jump in and have an impact.  No one cares about your net worth; they care about your work ethic.  You can serve on non-profit boards, volunteer your time, or simply become an advocate for change, working to solve problems that have a tangible impact on your community.  And if you show up willing to workif youre sincere and rational and co...

20:56

5 Common Health Issues That CBD Can Treat "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

Scientists are quickly discovering health benefits associated with compounds found in cannabis plants, particularly the cannabinoids. CBD is one of the cannabinoids in cannabis. Its non-pyschotropic meaning that it does not result in the euphoria that is seen with some other strains of cannabis. However, it is considered psychoactive in that it is able to []

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20:55

Podcast: Game Of Thrones, The Craft Cocktail Revival, And Animated Television "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Peter Suderman, writer and editor at Reason Magazine, joins Ben Domenech on Federalist Radio to discuss Sundays season finale of Game of Thrones, as well as other current television trends and the future of Marvel.

Suderman also has a recent feature on the history of the American cocktail scene and how it became a lost art during Prohibition and the decades following.

It really became a movement, a national thing only about 10 years ago, Suderman said. Its really elevating drinking and drink making and mixology, and the entire experience into thishighly intellectualized experience.

Listen here:

20:48

Intellihubs Shepard Ambellas was in an ultra-secret garage band project "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Alternative news guy was once in a heavy metal band with five other band-mates

(INTELLIHUB) Intellihubs editor-in-chief Shepard Ambellas was in an ultra-secret garage band project with his five other band-mates in 2004-2005 which never fully came to fruition due to a series of unfortunate events.

Ambellas told Intellihub staff that the band had practiced 4 to 6-hours a day, 6 to 7-days a week, for nearly two-years before the band reached its peak in 2005 when everything went awry.

The band planned to come out strong with its debut first full-length album but never finished the project because of stupid reasons, he said. It all just fell apart in a matter of days.

The following track was recorded from a live practice session.

Thirsty (2005)
Written by Shepard Ambellas

Vocals Kris Madge
Featured Image: Judit Klein/Flickr
2017. INTELLIHUB.COM. All Rights Reserved.

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20:47

Selected Articles: All The Countries America Has Invaded in One Map "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Global Research strives for peace, and we have but one mandate: to share timely, independent and vital information to readers across the globe. We act as a global platform to let the voices of dissent, protest, and expert witnesses and

20:43

Trump Cabinet member's daughter tells "never-served piece of sh!t" Trump to STFU "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's daughter recently ripped Trump a new one over his transgender military ban. "This man is a disgrace. I've tried to keep politics out of my social media feed as much as possible, but this is inexcusable," read her post on July 26, which still appeared online on Saturday.

20:41

Chicago Schools Adding Police Torture Scandal to Curriculum "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

CHICAGO On Monday, the Chicago Public Schools announced that a pilot program launched last year in which students are taught about a police torture scandal that has dogged the

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20:31

Cops Arrest More People for Pot Than All Violent CrimesCombinedBlame Lack of Resources "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In the years before the War on Drugs was declared, police in the U.S. solved 90 percent of homicides. Now that number is as low as 30 percent in some cities

20:27

In Latest Tweetstorm, Trump Again Threatens to Kill NAFTA and Demands Mexico Pay for Wall "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Trump has bragged that he is considered the Ernest Hemingway of 140 characters, but that didn't prevent Mexico from shooting his suggestion down.

20:25

[WATCH] We Need to be Cautious Correctional Officer Charged for Having Sexual Relationship With Inmate "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

SHEBOYGAN COUNTY A correctional officer in Sheboygan County, has been charged after being accused of a sexual relationship with an inmate. Thursday, August 24th, 31-year-old Katy Moon, of West

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20:23

New Senate Bill Targets WikiLeaks, Russia, Independent Press and First Amendment "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

With the Russian meddling narrative serving as pretext, the U.S. Senate, embracing the Pompeo Doctrine, is moving to stifle and criminalize WikiLeaks and, by extension, any such dangerous, transparency-providing entities that threaten to cast doubt upon Washingtons official stories.

(MPN)  The Senate Intelligence Committee is pushing Congress to label WikiLeaks a non-state hostile intelligence service, having adopted that very position in the Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA) it approved last month. The terminology used in the bill originates from a speech given in April by CIA director Mike Pompeo, who called the pro-transparency media organization a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by hostile nations.

WikiLeaks editor-in-chief, Julian Assange, has slammed the Senate bill as an attempt to legislate what he termed the Pompeo doctrine.

WikiLeaks has been under U.S. investigation since 2010 but the U.S. has failed to formally charge anyone in the organization for its role in leaking State and Defense Department documents.

However, WikiLeaks source in this case, Chelsea Manning, was convicted in 2013 and was only recently released from prison after receiving a pardon from President Barack Obama in January of this year. WikiLeaks came under scrutiny once again last year during the presidential election after publishing emails considered damaging to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

The IAAs 12,000-word text, however, makes only brief mention of WikiLeaks in the last line of its 41 pages. The bill itself is mainly focused on Russia and strikes an aggressive tone regarding so-called Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election as well as Russian influence operations. If passed, for instance, the bill will call upon Dan Coats, the Director of National Intelligence, to develop strategies to counter these threats, and will essentially prevent cooperation between Russia and the U.S. on issues such as cybersecurity and cyber threats.

Mieke Eoyang, a former House intelligence committee senior staffer, told the Daily Beastthat such me...

20:16

Studies Show What Happens To The Human Body When We Walk Barefoot On Earth "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Arjun Walia via Collective Evolution

The picture above represents Improved facial circulation (right image) after 20 minutes of grounding, as documented by a Speckle Contrast Laser Imager (dark blue=lowest circulation; dark red=highest circulation). Image Source: Scientific Research Publishing

Grounding, or earthing, as some people call it, involves placing your feet directly on the ground without shoes or socks as a barrier. The logic behind this practice relates to the intense negative charge carried by the Earth. This charge is electron-rich, theoretically serving as a good supply of antioxidants and free-radical destroying electrons.

Dr. James Oschman, a PhD in biology from the University of Pittsburgh and an expert in the field of energy medicine, notes:

Subjective reports that walking barefoot on the Earth enhances health and provides feelings of well-being can be found in the literature and practices of diverse cultures from around the world. For a variety of reasons, many individuals are reluctant to walk outside barefoot, unless they are on holiday at the beach. (source)

It makes sense if you think about it; in our most natural state, we wouldnt really be wearing any sort of cover on our feet. Putting your feet on the ground enables you to absorb large amounts of negative electrons through the soles of your feet which, in turn, can help to maintain your body at the same negatively charged electrical potential as the Earth.

The Science

A study published a couple of years ago in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health titled ...

20:16

Indian rapist guru sentenced to 20 years in prison "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I wrote a few days ago about the Indian holy man Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh whose followers went on a rampage killing over 30 people after he was convicted of raping two women. He has just been sentenced to 20 years in prison and authorities are bracing themselves for a further round of rioting.

The rape is not the only crime that he has been accused of. According to the above Al Jazeera report, He is awaiting trial on a murder charge over the death of a journalist, and is also under investigation by the CBI over allegations of forcing several male followers to undergo castrations to bring them closer to God.

The guru is reported to have an incredible 60 million followers despite (or perhaps because of) his lavish lifestyle and ostentation displays of wealth, as this Al Jazeera report shows.

The journalist who was killed was the one who published the letter from the woman alleging the rapes. Here are more lurid tales about him and how the size of his followers enabled him to wield considerable political clout. This struck me as similar to the Donald Trump phenomenon in the US where his followers seem mesmerized by his wealth to the extent that they are willing to support him whatever he does and attack those who dare to criticize him.

In 2007, he supported Congress, but in recent years, he has thrown his lot behind the BJP and in the run up to the 2014 Haryana state assembly elections, he issued a statement asking his followers to vote for the BJP.

Since the partys win, hes been photographed with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on a number of occasions and in October 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised him at an election rally in Sirsa, the town where his campus is headquartered.

A few days later, Mr Modi followed it up with a tweet praising him for taking part in a campaign to clean up India.

The extent of Singhs political influence can be gauged from the fact that he was provided what is known as the Z-plus security a category reserved only for the most prominent politicians in the country.

But on Monday, reports coming in from the court described Singh as a broken man who begged for forgiveness and wept profusely.

These phony tough guys always collapse completely when their faade is penetrated. His supporters will likely dismiss his blubbering as fake news.

BBC reporter Justin Rowla...

20:12

MSM Claims UN Member States Intercepted North Korean Shipment of Chemical Weapons To Syria "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Brandon Turbeville The latest round of fearmongering and propaganda against the Syrian government is now dovetailing with the latest round of fearmongering and propaganda...

20:09

Five Lab Tests Your Doctor Isnt Ordering "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By via Kelly Brogan MD

Have you been told that your mental illness is a chronic condition?

Have you been diagnosed with an incurable disease like depression? Were you told that your only hope is to manage your symptoms by taking lifelong medications? What if you could eliminate this diagnosis by simply fixing nutrient deficiencies or correcting physiologic imbalances? As such, proper blood tests can highlight these vulnerabilities and guide healing protocols.

Some recommend running as many tests as possible, which can get expensive and confusing. Years of clinical practice and a deeper understanding of common symptoms have led me away from running dozens of lab tests. For example, I no longer order salivary cortisol testing, as the results confirm what...

20:00

Paul Ryan Debated a Nun and the Nun Won "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Paul Ryan, with his proposals to gut the Affordable Care Act, and with his long history of looking for ways to undermine Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and nutrition programs, has got the calculus exactly wrong. Despite the evidence that federal, state, and local action to address poverty works, he wants to weaken those programs.

20:00

13-Year-Old Invents Clean Energy Device That Costs Just $5 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Image Credit: Andy King, Discovery Education

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

What were you doing when you were 13-years-old? Most people were likely reading or adventuring outdoors. While Maanasa Mendu certainly does that, much of her time is spent developing clean technology which can harness green energy.

Recently, Mendu won the grand prize in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for inventing cost-effective solar leaves which create energy. Not only did she win the title of Americas Top Young Scientist, she received $25,000 for her efforts.

The Ohio-based resident invented leaves specifically for developing areas in need of cheaper power sources. Each costs just $5 to make. Reportedly, she wanted to find a cheaper way to produce clean energy after visiting India. There, she saw people lacking access to basic necessities, including clean water and electricity.

For three months, Mendu and nine other finalists worked on their projects with the aid of mentors provided by 3M. Her original intention as to harness only wind energy. That changed over time, however. When the 13-year-old first entered the competition, this is what her project looked like:

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19:58

Will Reconciliation Work in Syria? Trendstorm Talks to Steven Sahiounie and Jamila Assi "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

21st Century Wire says

Will it work? The latest Syrian peace proposal backed by tripartite guarantors Russia, Iran and Turkey is set to proceed forward with the formation of local reconciliation committees. But not everyone is on board with the process, namely the rebels or as the west like to refer to them as the armed opposition.

Sputnik reported last week that The Syrian opposition High Negotiations Committee (HNC) has opposed local reconciliation deals in the country, stating that they should not serve as a substitute for wholesome political settlement, which might therefore diminish the chances that their allied militias will go ahead with this initiative. In the event that they dont, theres little that the Syrian Arab Army or Russia could do to force them to reconsider, seeing as how the de-escalation zones are just that  zones where a cessation of hostilities has been commenced  and its unlikely that either of them would use military means and break this agreement in order to get their way. This makes the reconciliation committee proposal an ambitious one fraught with the obvious risk that the most important intended parties will decline to participate, which would in that case stonewall the political process in the country.

Trendstorm host Andrew Korybko talks to Syrian guests Steven Sahiounie and Jamila Assi about the prospects of both De-Escalation and Reconciliation in Syrias remaining contested areas. Listen:

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19:52

Patagonia Just Spent $700K In First-Ever Ad To Blast Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Its no secret Patagonia supports environmental efforts and sustainable practices. After all, the outdoor apparel company has advocated for a greener planet on numerous occasions. In the final months of President Obamas tenure, for instance, Patagonia initiated a campaign to protect Bears Ears in southeastern Utah. Three days before he left the White House, former President Obama designed the area a national monument.

The happening was a win for environmentalists and was rightly celebrated. Now that Ryan Zinke is the Interior Secretary of the Trump administration, however, footing gained from hard-fought battles is no longer secure. This is because President Trump gave Zinke the right to review national monument designations including Bears Ears. As a result, it is possible he will overturn many existing public land designations.

To prevent this from happening, Patagonia purchased $700,000 worth of radio and television airtime in Secretary Zinkes home state of Montana, as well as in Utah and Nevada. The Inertia reports that the ads implore the public to pressure Secretary ZInke to do the right thing and keep public lands in public hands.

The company said in a press release, In Patagonias almost 45 years of doing business, theyve never run a television advertisement. But with Americas public lands under unprecedented threat, Patagonia continues its legacy of advocating for the planet by bringing its voice to the airwaves.

The release also stated that the effort is to remind Secretary ZInke of what he said, our greatest treasures are public lands. Zinke has the power to rescind the title of national monuments, including Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase Escalante. I...

19:47

This Photographer Shot Portraits Of Strangers Before And After She Kissed Them, What Resulted Is Beautiful "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

By creating new relationships and learning about the thoughts and ideas of strangers, we might be able to build bridges and combat ignorance and judgement.

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Few people have the courage to kiss strangers upon meeting them. For photographer Johanna Siring, nothing could be more natural or essential when seeking to capture the true essence of others.

During this years Roskilde Festival in Denmark, Siring sought out new friends with her camera in tow. First, she introduced herself. Then, she snapped a portrait. After explaining the project, Siring then asked if she could kiss the individual. She always asked for permission beforehand to ensure consent. As soon as their lips parted, she then captured another portrait.

Siring told Vice: Kissing sparks all the nerve endings in your lips, causing a release of dopamine and a surge in oxytocin. Its an instantaneous stress reliever and creates an immediate emotional bond between two people.

For two days, Siring repeated this trend. She didnt limit herself, either. All of the subjects vary in ethnicity, gender, appearance and age.

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19:42

NASA hiding something in dark patch of space? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

NASAs SOHO telescope captures unusual dark section in space on August 23, images cleaned the following day

(INTELLIHUB) NASAs SOHO telescope transmitted a black portion of space on August 23 causing further debate on the interweb the following day after the images were later cleaned, Tyler from the secureteam10 YouTube channel reports.

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19:39

Trump Reinstates Program to Turn Police into the Standing Army Our Forefathers Warned Us About "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

1033 programPresident Trump just rolled back one of the only pro-liberty moves made by Obama, ensuring the perpetuation and expansion of the police state.

19:33

To Trump: how to win the war in Afghanistan "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

From hundreds of planes, drop fast food all over Afghanistan. Burgers. Fishsticks. McMuffins. Legs, breasts, wings. It's a good intro. Lightens everybody up a little. They'll love the change. And the numerous chemicals in the food will begin to slow them down. That's a given. Throughout history, no one has ever really won a war in Afghanistan. You'll be the first. You can preen and swagger and congratulate yourself.

19:20

US leaders have no legal grounds for military assault on DPRK, says RISS expert "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The situation offers big chances for a gradual diplomatic settlement of the crisis even if Washington and Pyongyang continue exchanging military threats, Dr. Andrei Gubin said

19:18

Julian Assange Just Showed How YouTube Censors Ron Paul for Promoting PeaceThis is 1984 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Matt Agorist In the past few weeks, YouTube has made an unprecedented move to censor political outlets which they claim promote hate speech or...

19:06

US Secretary of State distancing himself from Trump "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson distanced himself from his boss when he said that President Donald Trump 'speaks for himself' not on behalf of the American people.

19:06

Cop Smashes Drunk Mans Head into the Ground for No Reason, Knocking Him Out "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Huntington, WV A disturbing video was uploaded to Facebook this week by a West Virginia law firm showing their client get brutally taken down by a Huntington cop. The

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18:56

Jewish groups condemn Trumps pardon of Joe Arpaio "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jewish groups condemned President Donald Trumps pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio.

18:49

Immigrant Smuggling Tunnel Discovered Under Fence Near US-Mexico Border, Proving Trumps Wall Wont Work "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

U.S. Border Patrol agents have reminded us that immigrants are perfectly capable of using simple tools to make a tunnel under a wall or fence. Not including regular maintenance, Trumps wall is expected to cost U.S. taxpayers around $70 Billion. That is if prison slaves are used for labor. So why waste that money while it can be used for something useful?

U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered on Saturday morning a tunnel near the Mexican border near San Diego that was used to smuggle people into the country, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said, reported ABC News.

The discovery was made after CBP agents arrested 30 undocumented immigrants near the Otay Mesa port of entry.

At around 1:12 a.m., Border Patrol agents encountered several people who had apparently just been smuggled into the U.S., CBP said in a statement. Agents searched the area and discovered a crude opening in the ground with a ladder inside and determined that is was a smuggling tunnel. The tunnels exit is located just north of the secondary fence in the vicinity of the Otay Mesa port of entry.

There were a total of 23 Chinese nationals (21 men, 2 women) and 7 Mexican nationals (4 men and 3 women), CBP said.

 

18:49

The Weaponization of History And Journalism "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Writing the truth is no way to succeed as an author. Only a small percentage of readers are interested in the truth. Most want their biases or brainwashing vindicated. They want to read what they already believe. It is comforting, reassuring. When their ignorance is confronted, they become angry. The way to be successful as a writer is to pick a group and give them what they want.

18:47

ISIS claims responsibility for Brussels stabbing attack "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Belgian prosecutors said they have launched a twin investigation after a knife-wielding man attacked soldiers in Brussels. The assault, treated as an terrorist attack, has been claimed by the ISIS terrorist group.

18:40

Jenni Monet: Indigenous rights activists respond to White supremacist rhetoric "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Indigenous and Latino rights advocates stood together to protest racial inequality in Arizonas justice system as President Donald Trump returned to their state for the first time since the election.

18:38

Ibn Battuta: Ambassador of Peace (1305-1369) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Moroccan Association of Ibn Battuta is celebrating the man and his travel at its 2nd Annual Ibn Battuta Festival, to take place 9-11 November in Tangier, where travelers will gather around the round table to discuss Ibn Battuta and his travels. A full schedule of festivities is planned. Book your travel and join us in Tangier.

18:27

Trolls Across America. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Wired.com

Wired has an interactive map, and points of interest when it comes to toxic trolling, and who has the worst, and where the least toxic places and people are. Or maybe those places have a lot of people who dont internet much. Vermont is the most toxic.

18:22

MSM Repeats Same WMD Lies As In Iraq To Lay Groundwork For Military Action In Syria "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Brandon Turbeville After six years of propaganda, false narratives, and hysteria by Western governments and their media mouthpieces regarding the push for direct war...

18:21

Forgotten History: US Bankers Financing US EnemiesAnd Why it is Important Now "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Jon Rappoport In 1971, Gary Allen published his book, None Dare Call it Conspiracy. It quickly became an unofficial best seller. Over the years,...

18:19

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain blasts President Trump for pardoning sheriff who targeted minorities "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In Washington, reaction to President Donald Trumps pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was swift and strong.

18:19

Trump Decides to Increase Militarization of Police: Free Grenade Launchers & Armored Vehicles "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

President Donald Trump continued his anti-Obama fixation Monday by reversing his policy which removed restrictions on the types of military gear the Defense Department can give to local police departments.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the change in a speech to the Fraternal Order of Police in Nashville on Monday, reported USA Today.

The executive order will ensure that you can get the lifesaving gear that you need to do your job and send a strong message that we will not allow criminal activity, violence, and lawlessness to become the new normal, he said.

Police in many countries do not even carry firearms, so what exactly is the job of an American police officer if they need advanced military gear to complete it?

Sessions believes law enforcement was negatively impacted by not being able to use more advanced military equipment against unarmed civilians, citing what 1 sheriff said regarding 1 tool in a theoretical situation which is extremely rare.

One sheriff told me earlier this year about how, due to the prior administrations restrictions, the federal government made his department return an armored vehicle that can change the dynamics of an active shooter situation, he said.

Jim Pasco, the police organizations executive director, said the change is President Trump making good on a campaign promise.

The NAACP Legal Defense fund called the presidents decision exceptionally dangerous and irresponsible.

Janai Nelson, the groups associate director counsel, said the policy change puts more firepower in the hands of police departments that remain largely untrained on matters of racial bias and endangers the public. Inviting the use of military weaponry against our domestic population is nothing short of recasting the public as an enemy.

Kanya Bennett of the ACLU said: We have an epidemic in the United States of police using excessive force, particularly against people of color, wit...

18:19

Julian Assange Just Showed How YouTube Censors Ron Paul for Promoting PeaceThis is 1984 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

paulJulian Assange just blasted YouTube by providing proof they are soft censoring peaceful messages from Ron Paul calling out illegal war.

18:19

Racism and the Statue Removal Debate "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Its hard arguing against the removal of Confederacy statues. In their Declaration of Causes, secessionist states said the following:

We hold as undeniable truths

18:16

Trump opens it up for police departments to obtain military weapons, tanks, again "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

More than two years after it was initiated by President Obama, the Trump administration is preparing to lift a ban on the sale of some military style weapons to police, according to the Hill. The reversal, which was widely expected, was confirmed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday during a scheduled address at the annual meeting of the Fraternal Order of Police, the nations largest police union.

Those restrictions went too far, Sessions said Monday. We will not put superficial concerns above public safety. All you need to do is turn on a TV right now to see that for Houstonians this isnt about appearances, its about getting the job done and getting everyone to safety.

The FOP applauded the decision, blaming Obama who said that the weapons made police seem like an occupying force in the community for being too concerned about safety.

The previous administration was more concerned about the image of law enforcement being too militarized than they were about our safety, FOP president Chuck Canterbury said in a Monday statement celebrating the new order.

USA Today had earlier rerported that the administration was preparing to announce the end of the ban on Monday. Trump is expected to sign an executive order officially ending the ban later in the day.

According to USA Today, the Obama administration executive order that blocked armored vehicles, large-caliber weapons, ammunition and other heavy equipment from being transferred from military ownership to local police departments.

The administrations action would restore the full scope of a longstanding program for recycling surplus, lifesaving gear from the Department of Defense, along with restoring the full scope of grants used to purchase this type of equipment from other sources, according to an administration summary of the new program recently circulated to some law enforcement groups.

Assets that would otherwise be scrapped can be re-purposed to help state, local and tribal law enforcement better protect public safety and reduce crime.

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18:14

The Purple Revolution and the Chaos Agenda? Political Violence in Berkeley Again "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In February, March and April of 2017, political violence pitting Left anarchist Antifa and Trump supporters exploded in the Battles of Berkeley.

On August 27, 2017, chaos once again turned the streets of Berkeley into a war zone, as another

18:06

Sheriff Who Trump Pardoned Protected Pedophiles by Refusing to Investigate 100s of Child Sex Crimes "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Source: The Free Thought Project

President Trump issued his first official pardon on Friday, sparing former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was found guilty of criminal contempt after he violated a court order in a racial profiling case by continuing to target illegal immigrants.

While both Trump and many of his supporters have applauded Arpaio, who refers to himself as Americas toughest sheriff, there is one thing he is not always tough onpedophiles.

In fact, according to a report from the Associated Press in December 2011, Airpaios office failed to investigate more than 400 sex-crimes that were reported in Maricopa County from 2005 to 2007, including dozens of alleged child molestationsthat were inadequately investigated and in some instances were not worked at all.

The report cited current and former police officers familiar with the cases who claimed that victims of the horrific crimes were as young as 2 years old. In El Mirage, the city where Arpaios office was providing contract police services, officials reportedly discovered at least 32 reported child molestations, and even though suspects were known in all but six cases, Arpaio failed to follow through.

While Arpaio made headlines for his infamous Tent City Jail, a camp in which nearly 1,000 illegal immigrants were forced to live outdoors in Arizonas sweltering 120-degree heat, he did not make headlines for his treatment of the children of illegal immigrants. According to the officers who worked with him, many of those children were victims of sex crimes, which Arpaio ignored, as he let...

18:05

Jewish Daily Forward: The Original Antifa Was A Jewish Anti-Nazi Militia "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Thugs and gangsters during the Charlottesville debacle obviously did not know their own history; they did not realize that they were repeating what their predecessors had done

18:01

Queen Lizzie "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Our British cousins are inordinately proud of their new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth and the HMS Prince of Wales (under construction). 

It's been a big cost to them and a big risk, because a lot of the brain trust that operated aircraft carriers at sea - is gone and retired. Aircraft carriers require a significant number of trained people to make them work. If the crew is not ready for prime time,  the ships don't work. If you don't believe me, ask the Russians or the Chinese. To the credit of the Brits, they get it and the ship won't be operational until 2021 or 2022 even though it's essentially complete now.

Prince of Wales should be operational two or three years later.

The UK linked its 65,000 ton carriers to the US-made F-35B (STOL) fighter, which will make up the fixed-wing portion of its air wing. 
The UK will buy a grand total of 17 F-35B fighter jets between 2020 and 2022 and acquiring the A model of the supersonic stealth fighter hasnt been ruled out. 
The American government announced on Wednesday the awarding of F-35 production lots 12, 13 and 14 to Lockheed Martin.  
Between January and December 2020 the Royal Navy will receive three F-35Bs, with this number rising to six more being handed over in 2021 and eight in 2022. The approval doc added that these could be other such quantities or variants as may be authorised by the Ministry of Defence.
There has been some discussion as to whether the Queen Elizabeth will carry 14 or 16 F-35's, but pessimists suggest that the number will be closer to 12. They will be flown by a MIXTURE of RAF and Royal Navy aviators because the Royal Navy is short of qualified jet pilots.
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18:00

Farming Nuns Create Community in Western New York "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

David J. Goodwin is a librarian, urbanist, blogger, and author. Today, he's sharing a guest article about a local farm in his hometown region as part of our ongoing conversation about local food and its relationship to strong towns.


Source: David Goodwin

Source: David Goodwin

Along a quiet stretch of the Allegheny River in Western New Yorka region buffeted by decades of job and population lossa small, organic farm strives to change how the surrounding community feeds itself and defines its relationship with food and the earth.  

From the road, the farm appears to be a modest, tidy, yet unassuming operation. Several rows of high-tunnel greenhouses run parallel to the propertys roadside gate. A small cluster of sheds and outbuildings are located near the farms entrance. Crops and fallow fields sit further in the distance. Rolling, verdant hills overlook the entire valley. A sign reading Canticle Farm sets the property apart from the other homesteads dotting the landscape.

Motivated by strong social justice teachings and traditions, the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, a congregation of Catholic nuns, proposed establishing a mission committed to connect all peoples, to practice Earth friendly habits, and to come to a realization of a Creation-centered spirituality in the late 1990s. Farming would be the vehicle or vessel through which the order would accomplish this new ministry.

In 2000, the Sisters bought a twenty-two-acre property, originally owned by nearby St. Bonaventure University, and began clearing the land. Located on the Allegheny River floodplain, the soil was rich and silty, perfect for agriculture. Area farmers, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and other interested parties helped with technical assistance, strategic planning, and plain grunt work. Within its first year, Canticle Farm reclaimed two acres for cultivation. Presently, this number has expanded to seven acres.

Today, kale, kohlrabi, greens, and squash grow beneath the open sky. Tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and eggplants flourish in the greenhouses. Vegetables of different shapes, colors, and varieties expose customers to new f...

17:59

Big heart: South Africas richest black man gives $1.3 billion, half his wealth, to the poor "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Source: Urban Intellectuals

BBC News South Africas richest black man, Patrice Motsepe, has announced he is giving away half his wealth to improve the lives of the poor.

The mining magnate said the money would be handled by the Motsepe Foundation to address education and health issues.

bills in africaHe said he was inspired by the words two wealthiest men, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, who are encouraging billionaires to donate to charity.

Mr Motsepe has a net worth of $2.65bn (1.67bn), Forbes rich list estimates.

Part of our culture

Born in the Soweto township, he is a lawyer by training and South Africas first and only black billionaire.

He founded the publicly traded mining conglomerate, African Rainbow Minerals, which has interests in platinum, gold, coal and other minerals.

He made most of his mining fortune through the governments black economic empowerment policy, which mandates that mining companies be at least 26% black-owned, says the BBCs Pumza Fihlani in Johannesburg...

17:58

Can The US And North Korea Move From Threats To Negotiations? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Gareth Porter for Truthout - For months, the Trump administration and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have each made a series of moves that have appeared to take them ever closer to the brink of war. But a closer review of the escalation of the conflict reveals that both sides are consciously maneuvering for what they know will be extended serious negotiations on a new framework for peace on the Korean peninsula. The Trump administration is well aware that it has no real military option against the North, and the Kim Jong-un regime seems to have sought to use missile launches as signals to the Trump administration to convey not only North Korea's determination not to give in to pressure, but also its hopes to stabilize the situation and avoid further escalation in US-North Korea military relations. The latest US-North Korean crisis revolves around the Trump administration's public refusal to accept North Korea's nuclear weapons and long-range missile program, and Trump's flirtation with options for removing it that would certainly result in a highly destructive and destabilizing Korean War.

17:55

Tim Giago: Fall always meant it was time to return to Indian boarding schools "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In days gone by the most terrible time of the year for Indian boys and girls across the West came at the end of August.

17:48

A Window Into The Horrors Of Our History "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Greg Huffman for Facing South - I am a child of the South. I was born in North Carolina, grew up in Catawba County, and have never lived outside the state as an adult. My sister and I joke that we never had a real vacation. Our parents were amateur historians and genealogists and were particularly interested in the Civil War and our family during it. While other kids were at Disney, we were traveling in the family station wagon to pretty much every Civil War battlefield from Pennsylvania to New Orleans, along with the accompanying historic sites, museums, court houses and cemeteries. By age 10, I could rip off a mean tombstone rubbing with charcoal and wax paper. This historical journey culminated in my teens when my mother and a family friend, Joe Hatley, collected and edited the Civil War letters of a common relative. What followed was a published book entitled the "Letters of William F. Wagner." Wagner was your average Catawba County farmer conscripted into military service by the Confederacy as an enlisted man. He served in the infantry, fought at Gettysburg, was eventually captured, and died in a Northern prison camp in 1864. His letters detail the pain and horrors and loneliness of the war for the men who fought it and the prison where he died.

17:45

I Predict a RIOT as Dissent in American Media Becomes Illegitimate "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Since the German Marshall Fund of the United States unveiled its Alliance For Securing Democracy (AFSD), Ive resisted commenting, simply because the lobby groups Hamilton 68 dashboard is too preposterous to merit serious analysis.

It has rightly been ridiculed by

17:43

Real Fake Helicopter Money CIA Counterfeiting Currencies to Destroy National Economies "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Why is it that countries are in the US cross hairs so often experience hyperinflation? In times of economic difficulties, such as war, it is normal to experience significant inflation. But in the countries mentioned as examples below, inflation was

17:40

Polish Government Demands War Reparations from Germany "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Featured image: Polish Deputy Prime Minister Morawiecki (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

The Polish government of the Law and Justice party (PiS) announced earlier this month that it would demand reparations from Germany for the massive damage done to the country

17:38

Podesta Group subpoenaed in Russia probe "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Editors note: It appears that things are starting to take place behind the scenes that are not so favorable for former members of the Clinton campaign as Ryan Saavedra points out in his piece for the Daily Caller:

Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued subpoenas seeking testimony from executives who worked on a campaign organized by Paul Manafort including the Podesta Group an NBC exclusive report published Friday revealed.

The Podesta Group, co-founded by John Podesta, who was chairman of Hillary Clintons 2016 presidential campaign, was one of six lobbying firms that worked on Manaforts campaign to get Ukraine into the European Union between 2012 to 2014 a fact buried in the ninth paragraph of NBCs report.

An executive, whose firm received a subpoena, said Muellers team is particularly interested in taking a close look at the lobbying campaign that included the Podesta Group.


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17:38

State of the lawsuit hanging over our heads "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

As you may recall, Richard Carrier is suing Freethoughtblogs, the Orbit, Skepticon, and a woman who objected to his behavior. We got an update from our lawyer over the weekend.

First, we got the schedule of court deadlines, and my heart skipped a few beats. Weve got stuff scheduled for December and May of next year, and resolution of one point may not happen until August. Of next year. Yeesh. This stuff takes forever. The good news is that most of that time is spent waiting for a judge to make decisions on various concerns weve raised, and were not going to be shoveling money non-stop into a lawyers maw. But there will be some continuing expenses.

Another bit of amusing news is that Carriers lawyer discussed settling the case (I will emphasize, this was his lawyer and not Carrier himself) and tentatively suggested some possible terms: that we cover Carriers legal expenses so far, estimated at about $50K (heh, no way, were not going to fund his future SLAPP suits) and hang onto your hats, gang, this was unbelievable that we hand over contact information and communications from all individuals whod ever said a bad thing about Richard Carrier.

My takeaway from this is that hes finding us a tougher nut to crack then expected, so hed like to find some softer targets to pick off. So its going to drag on a long time, but Im heartened by the news that his lawyer is concerned. Ours is pretty damned confident.

It goes without saying that were not going to concede any money to him without a hard fight, and theres no way were going to expose anyone else to his predatory behavior. Rather, were going to fight harder, and the long drawn out process is an opportunity to bleed him more. His reputation is going to be in tatters if he continues his misguided SLAPP suit.

We will still have legal expenses coming up. Help us out by donating, if you can! You can also help out Skepticon with a tax-deductible donation, although that doesnt benefit the rest of us.

17:38

Israeli Defense Minister: Tel Aviv Will Not Allow Iran to Build Military Bases in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Featured image: Israeli Minster of Defense, Avigdor Lieberman 

On Thursday, Israeli Minster of Defense, Avigdor Lieberman said during a press conference at the Israel Institute of Energy and Environment that Israel will not sit and watch how the Iranian influence

17:37

Northern Army Terrorist Gangs in Syria Supported by Washington "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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According to Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, US-supported al-Nusra allied with other terrorist gangs into a so-called Northern Army, comprised of thousands

17:34

The Bogus Humanitarian War on Serbia "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Featured image: Late Serbian president, Slobodan Milosevic

The exoneration of a man accused of the worst of crimes, genocide, made no headlines. Neither the BBC nor CNN covered it. The Guardian allowed a brief commentary. Such a rare official admission

17:33

EFF Urges Stronger Oversight Of DOJs Digital Search Of J20 Protestor Website "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Stephanie Lacambra for EFF - District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Robert Morin ruled today that DreamHost must comply with federal prosecutors narrowed warrant seeking communications and records about an Inauguration Day protest website: disruptj20.org; but they will have to present the court with a minimization plan that includes the names of all government investigators who will have access to the data and a list of all the methods that they will be using to search the evidence. This is an important step in ensuring judicial oversight of the governments digital search. While we are glad to see that the judge is taking steps to oversee the government's narrowed search, EFF has long warned against the problems with the two-step approach of overseizure of digital information followed by a search of the information for evidence responsive to the warrant. Because of the vast troves of data that the government has access to in these cases, it risks executing a general search, the very danger that the Fourth Amendment is meant to guard against. As the en banc 9th Circuit warned in 2010:The process of segregating electronic data that is seizable from that which is not must not become a vehicle for the government to gain access to data which it has no probable cause to collect.

17:32

Netanyahu Faces Arrest Charges If He Sets Foot in Spain "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Israeli Prime minister Benyamin Netanyahu and other government officials are to be arrested if they ever show up in Spain.

Former PM and minister of Army, Ehud Barak, current minister of army Avigdor Lieberman, former minister of strategic

17:31

Terrorists Visit to France Points to State Foreknowledge of Barcelona Attack "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Featured image: Imam Abdelbaki Es Satty (Source: Le Figaro)

A spate of news reports last week raised questions about US and European government foreknowledge of the August 17 terror attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils that killed 15 people and

17:26

New Video Shows Gun Being Fired At Charlottesville Rally As Police Stand By "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Emily Wells for Truth Dig - The New York Times has released a video showing a white nationalist supporter opening fire near a crowd of counterprotesters during an Aug. 12 rally in Charlottesville, Va., while law enforcement officers on the scene made no movement to stop him. The rally generated international headlines when counterprotester Heather Heyer died after being run down by an automobile, but the video is the first depiction of gunfire at the event. The violence documented in the New York Times is consistent with Michael Nigros firsthand eyewitness account for Truthdig: The police are going to incite a race riot, Hawk Newsome, president of Black Lives Matter New York, told me in the middle of an early afternoon skirmish. And he was right; their inaction helped create conditions for the violence that ensued. At one point, fights broke out in front of the Charlottesville police station, where at least a dozen officers stood by the entrance doing nothing but watching like hockey referees during a brawl. Metal poles were used to beat protesters, and the police stood by.

17:26

Prayer at school board meetings "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Back in 1983, the US Supreme Court ruled in the case Marsh v. Chambers that the practice of ceremonial opening prayers of the Nebraska state legislature was constitutional. In his strong and cogently argued dissent, justice William Brennan warned that allowing any ceremonial prayer at all, whatever the constraints imposed, would result in the Supreme Court getting involved in endless disputations about what kind of prayer and settings should be allowable and what should be disallowed.

Brennan wrote:

[A]ny practice of legislative prayer, even if it might look nonsectarian to nine Justices of the Supreme Court, will inevitably and continuously involve the State in one or another religious debate. Prayer is serious businessserious theological businessand it is not a mere acknowledgment of beliefs widely held among the people of this country for the State to immerse itself in that business. Some religious individuals or groups find it theologically problematic to engage in joint religious exercises predominantly influenced by faiths not their own. Some might object even to the attempt to fashion a nonsectarian prayer. Some would find it impossible to participate in any prayer opportunity, marked by Trinitarian references. Some would find a prayer not invoking the name of Christ to represent a flawed view of the relationship between human beings and God. Some might find any petitionary prayer to be improper. Some might find any prayer that lacked a petitionary element to be deficient. Some might be troubled by what they consider shallow public prayer, or nonspontaneous prayer, or prayer without adequate spiritual preparation or concentration. Some might, of course, have theological objections to any prayer sponsored by an organ of government. Some might object on theological grounds to the level of political neutrality generally expected of government-sponsored invocational prayer. And some might object on theological grounds to the Courts requirement that prayer, even though religious, not be proselytizing. If these problems arose in the context of a religious objection to some otherwise decidedly secular activity, then whatever remedy there is would have to be found in the Free Exercise Clause. But, in this case, we are faced with potential religious objections to an activity at the very center of religious life, and it is simply beyond the competence of government, and inconsistent with our conceptions of liberty, for the State to take upon itself the role of ecclesiastical arbiter....

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17:26

Federal Court Rules That Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe won a significant victory in its fight to protect the Tribes drinking water and ancestral lands from the dangers associated with the Dakota Access pipeline.

A federal judge ruled that the federal permits authorizing the pipeline to cross the Missouri River just upstream of the Standing Rock reservation, which were hastily issued by the Trump administration just days after the inauguration, violated the law in certain critical respects.

In a 91-page decision, Judge James Boasberg wrote, the Court agrees that [the Corps] did not adequately consider the impacts of an oil spill on fishing rights, hunting rights, or environmental justice, or the degree to which the pipelines effects are likely to be highly controversial.The Court did not determine whether pipeline operations should be shut off and has requested additional briefing on the subject and a status conference next week.

This is a major victory for the Tribe and we commend the courts for upholding the law and doing the right thing. Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II said, according to  Earthjustice. The previous administration painstakingly considered the impacts of this pipeline, and President Trump hastily dismissed these careful environmental considerations in favor of political and personal interests.

We applaud the courts for protecting our laws and regulations from undue political influence and will ask the Court to shut down pipeline operations immediately.

The Tribes inspiring and courageous fight has attracted international attention and drawn the support of hundreds of tribes around the nation.

The Tribe is represented by the nonprofit environmental law firm Earthjustice, which filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for issuing a permit for the pipeline construction in violation of several environmental laws.Th...

17:19

Why Nazis Are So Afraid Of These Clowns "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Sarah Freeman-Woolpert for Waging Nonviolence - Trolls chanted in the streets the day of a planned neo-Nazi rally in the small ski town of Whitefish, Montana earlier this year. But they were not the trolls that residents had been expecting namely, white supremacists from around the country, who had been harassing the towns Jewish community with death threats. These trolls wore bright blue wigs and brandished signs that read Trolls Against Trolls and Fascists Fear Fun, cheerfully lining the route where the neo-Nazi march had been slated to take place. Due to poor organizing and the failure to obtain proper permits, the demonstration had fell through, leading to what the counter-protesters gleefully deemed a Sieg Fail. So, locals held their own counter-event, gathering together to share matzo ball soup and celebrate the towns unity, which with a dose of humor and a denunciation of hatred had successfully weathered a right-wing anti-Semitic troll storm and strengthened the community as a whole. Using humor and irony to undermine white supremacy dates back to the days of the Third Reich, from jokes and cartoons employed by Norwegians against the Nazi occupation to The Great Dictator speech by Charlie Chaplin.

17:12

Should South Korea Worry About Donald Trump? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The list of absurdities surrounding Trump is literally endless. He has his staff prepare him two briefing books a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, of positive news stories about him. He is convinced he is widely adored and all his speeches are resounding successes even when they are in fact profound embarrassments.

17:11

Forgotten history: US bankers financing US enemiesand why it is important now "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Forgotten history: US bankers financing US enemiesand why it is important now

by Jon Rappoport

August 28, 2017

In 1971, Gary Allen published his book, None Dare Call it Conspiracy. It quickly became an unofficial best seller.

Over the years, several million copies have been sold.

Allens thesis was stark: super-rich American capitalists were financing socialism. This bizarre paradox was resolved when socialism was properly understoodnot as power to the peoplebut as elite power over the people. In other words, as a hoax.

These days, the socialist hoax is still unknown to most of the population.

Cloak a global power grab as progress for all of humanity.

Here, from chapter six of None Dare Call it Conspiracy, The Rockefellers and the Reds, is a devastating passage commenting on the period just after the Russian Revolution of 1917:

The Rockefellers assigned their public relations agent, Ivy Lee, to sell the American public the idea that the Bolsheviks were merely misunderstood idealists who were actually kind benefactors of mankind.

Professor Antony Sutton of Stanford Universitys Hoover Institution, notes in his highly authoritative Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development:

Quite predictably[Ivy] Lee concludes that the communist problem is merely psychological. By this time he is talking about Russians (not Communists) and concludes they are all right. He suggests the United States should not engage in propaganda; makes a plea for peaceful coexistence; and suggests the United States would find it sound policy to recognize the USSR and advance credits [give loans]. (Antony Sutton, Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development, 1917-1930, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University, Calif., 1968, p.292)

After the Bolshevik Revolution, Standard [Oil] of New Jersey [Rockefeller] bought 50 per cent of the Nobels huge Caucasus oil fields even though the property had theoretically been nationalized [by Russia]. (OConnor, Harvey, The...

17:10

When Times Get Dark, We Must Shine Brighter "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By David Suzuki for David Suzuki Foundation - Are we entering a new Dark Age? Lately it seems so. News reports are enough to make anyone want to crawl into bed and hide under the covers. But it's time to rise and shine. To resolve the crises humanity faces, good people must come together. It's one lesson from Charlottesville, Virginia. It would be easy to dismiss the handful of heavily armed, polo-shirted, tiki-torch terrorists who recently marched there if they weren't so dangerous and representative of a disturbing trend that the current U.S. president and his administration have emboldened. Racism, hatred and ignorance aren't uniquely American. Fanatics acting out of fear of anyone who holds different political or religious views, of losing their real or imagined privilege, of change itself are everywhere. But whether they're religious or political extremists or both, all have much in common. They're intolerant of other viewpoints and try to dehumanize those who are different; they believe in curtailing women's and minority rights even though they claim to oppose big government; they espouse violence; and they reject the need for environmental protection.

17:09

Unauthorized DisclosureEpisode 30: Obamas Good War In Afghanistan Is Trumps War Now "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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In an abbreviated edition of the Unauthorized Disclosure weekly podcast, the show highlights listener comments and features a bit of a roasting of a well-known liberal centrist for his social media behavior. It also covers President Donald Trumps decision to escalate the war in Afghanistan.

The episode focuses on how President Barack Obama kept the Afghanistan War going and takes to task Democrats who are meekly pledging to demand specifics to ensure Trumps strategy works.

The specifics that matter are the statistics that reflect the human toll the number of civilians killed, the children killed in airstrikes, the number of refugees who have fled, etc.

(Note: We are taking a short break until September 10.)

To listen to the entire episode, click the above player or go here.

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17:07

Shocking Drone Footage Shows Harveys Unprecedented Devastation of Houston "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

(ZHE)  Based on the number of people affected, amount of water involved, and other factors, meteorologists have warned, there may be no parallel available to any other rainstorm in U.S. history. Mashables Andrew Freeman reports Tropical Storm Harvey has dropped more than 11 trillion gallons of water on Texas, triggering catastrophic, unprecedented flooding in the Houston area.

The rains have broken all-time records, exceeding the rainfall totals seen during Tropical Storm Allison in 2001 and it could be about to get a lot worse as forecasters are expecting the storm to turn back and drench what is left of Houston once again midweek.

Drone video shows the massive extent of the flooding

Judging by the drone footage, its hard to imagine how this could get worse

According to Ryan Maue, a meteorologist at WeatherBell, a private forecasting firm, there is still up to 16 trillion gallons more rain likely to fall in the state, based on forecasts from the National Weather Service (NWS).

The Weather Service office in Houston reported just over 2 feet of rain in 24 hours between 7 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday morning, causing August to become the wettest month on record there. Forecast totals call for isolated rainfall amounts of up to 50 inches before Harvey finally releases its grip on the Lone Star state late this week. If this comes to fruition, it would be the greatest rainfall totals from a tropical storm or hurricane in U.S. history.

Maue estimates that a total of around 25 trillion gallons may be the final statewide rainfall total for Harvey, which is such a unique storm due to its slow-moving nature that the NWS has nearly run out of superlatives describing it.

Damage from Hurricane Harvey is expected to total tens of billions of dollars,...

17:07

Police Seize $107,000 From Elderly Married Couple Without Charging Them For a Crime "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Massachusetts police seized more than $107,000 from a married couple who they suspected of a crime. But three years later, no charges have ever been filed and the couple has

The post Police Seize $107,000 From Elderly Married Couple Without Charging Them For a Crime appeared first on Filming Cops.

17:06

Goodbye, Trump Team "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Trump has demonstrated that he completely lacks the moral authority to lead the nation. The Republican Party needs to repudiate him, regardless of political expediency or poll numbers. The country needs to come together and expel this danger to American democracy.

17:00

Verveine. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Verveine (Vervain). J.J. Grandville, Les fleurs animes. Verveines a badass. Atomic Verveine.

17:00

Ed Brayton is a meanie "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

There he goes again, picking on the distinguished and august Thought Leaders of Atheism, in this case Sam Harris. Its easy to do; there are a lot of buzzwords that trigger my rage, and Harris is fond of trotting out indicators of inanity like identity politics and politically correct and, of course, divisive.

why is divisive a bad thing? Can you name a single example of progress in our society or any other that was not divisive? The push to end slavery was divisive, so much so that it sparked a civil war in which hundreds of thousands died; does that mean we should not have pushed to end slavery? The fight for womens suffrage was divisive. The fight to end segregation was divisive. The fight for LGBT equality is divisive. Every single movement that resulted in a more fair, just and equal society was divisive. So why do people make such an accusation, as if it was somehow a strike against movements for social progress rather than a point in their favor? This is just lazy, sloppy thinking, and once again the use of buzzwords in place of serious argument.

That last sentence encapsulates Harris neatly.

16:58

Florida Cops Kill Mentally Ill Suicidal Veteran To Protect Her From Herself "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A SWAT team was sent to the home of Kristen Ambury to help her after she threatened suicide Aug. 25. What actually happened is they made a bad situation far worse when they broke into her apartment and shot her dead.

Ambury was reportedly armed and home alone as she barricaded herself for over 3 hours in her apartment in Sunrise, Florida, according to the Sun Sentinel.

Relatives said she seemed to be under the influence of alcohol and struggled with mental illness.

Ambury was a 28-year-old U.S. Army explosive ordnance specialist and emergency medical technician. She worked for the American Heart Association prior to being killed by police.

Veda Coleman-Wright, a Broward Sheriffs Office spokeswoman, told Local 10 that officers attempted to negotiate with Ambury before they broke into her home. When negotiations failed, a SWAT team was called in.

Neighbors said they heard 5 to 6 shots. Ambury was home alone until the kill squad broke into the apartment.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Keeping pace with the last 2 years, 648 people have been shot and killed by police so far this year according to The Washington Post. 152 of those people were mentally ill.

(Article By Jeremiah Jones)

16:57

Looters take to Texas streets as flooding continues "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Despite warnings from law enforcement of harsh criminal penalties, looters have taken to the streets in Houston following the storm

HOUSTON (INTELLIHUB) Looters have already been spotted clearing out various stores and local businesses as the rule of law has been lost in some areas of the city after torrential downpours dumped more than 11 trillion gallons of water onto various parts of Texas as a result of Hurricane Harvey.

On Sunday, looters were filmed removing merchandise from a Metro PCS store and other businesses in the area.

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16:53

Social Media is A Tool of the CIA: Facebook, Google and Other Social Media Used to Spy on People "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A CBS news article published in 2011 entitled Social Media Is a Tool of the CIA. Seriously  reveals the unspoken truth which the mainstream media including CBS have failed to address. 

The CIA is  using Facebook, Twitter, Google 

16:52

This Is Our Land: Indigenous Rights Activists Respond To White Supremacist Rhetoric "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Jenni Monet for Yes! Magazine - Half a city block away, a peaceful gathering had erupted in rapid but short-lived chaos after, police say, someone lodged a burning projectile at an officer, and in response, police fired back. The citys police chief said pepper balls, tear gas, and other nonlethal chemicals were used. The drama disrupted what had otherwise been an hours-long nonviolent demonstration held by many protesting President Donald J. Trump. He chose Phoenix to host a campaign-style rally, his first event since the deadly clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia. For the indigenous people who attended the rally, this police response was a familiar narrative. The historical trauma is still happening today. Were still suffering but in different ways, said Anthony Thosh Collins, a citizen of the Onk Akimel Oodham with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. His tribes land base is surrounded by the nearby sprawling suburbs of Scottsdale, Mesa, and Tempe. But for Collins and dozens of other indigenous rights activists protesting Tuesday night, their message in response to recent white supremacist rhetoric was simple: This is our land.

16:49

US Raid In Somalia Killed Civilians Including Children, Not Militants "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

(ANTIWAR.COM)  A Friday morning raid by US and Somali troops in Barire village left at least 10 civilians dead, including three children. This incident was initially reported by the deputy governor of the region, and confirmed over the weekend by Somalias Army Chief.

Army Chief Ahmed Jimale Gedi told reporters he was shocked by the incident, and attributed it to distrust on both sides. The Somali government had formally dismissed the report Friday, claiming everyone slain was al-Shabaab militants.

The governments refusal to admit what happened is an ongoing problem, with the provincial deputy governor confirming that the families have placed the bodies of the slain in storage, and are refusing to bury them until the national government admits what happened and agrees to pay compensation.

The provincial government is backing the delay in burial, an extremely unusual step for Muslims to take, and has provided a converted refrigerated lobster truck to keep the bodies in Mogadishu pending admission of what happened.

By Jason Ditz / Republished with permission / ANTIWAR.COM / Report a typo

This article was chosen for republication based on the interest of our readers. Anti-Media republishes stories from a number of other independent news sources. The views expressed in this article are the authors own and do not reflect Anti-Media editorial policy.

16:47

Hundreds of Israelis gather to demand Netanyahus indictment "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has accused his opposition of conducting a witch hunt against him, as pressure mounts for him to step down.

16:46

The Dark Side of the Empire "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

One of rock's greatest albums is Pink Floyd's 1973 Dark Side of the Moon. This somber, surrealistic album paints a picture of what society has become, both 44 years ago and now. Such is this present Amerikan Empire, replete with our phony wars, excessive militaristic mindset and of course the drive for super wealth by greedy corporations and equally greedy individuals.

16:45

Court Claims Nothing Wrong with Rigging PrimariesDismisses Lawsuit Against DNC "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A lawsuit against the DNC and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz for the corruption exposed by WikiLeaks during the 2016 Election has been dismissed.

16:42

ANTIFA terrorists savagely attack, beat, non-violent Trump supporters at rally "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

BERKLEY, Calif. (INTELLIHUB) ANTIFA thugs were caught on camera assaulting Donald Trump supporters at Sundays cancelled rally where many were arrested.

Not only did members of the George Soros-backed terror group assault various Trump supporters who were attending the peaceful protest dubbed No Marxism in America, they poured urine on them as well.

Josh Caplan reports: #Antifa beat and pour urine on Trump supporter at #Berkeley.

Here is a clip of a Trump supporter being savagely beaten by ANTIFA thugs.

https://twitter.com/DBloom451/status/901917760044892161

And

https://twitter.com/PoliticalShort/status/901915055213625344

Featured Image: Screen capture via @DBloom451/Twitter
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16:40

Islamic States latest propaganda video features 10-year-old American boy threatening US President Trump "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Islamic State [IS] group released on Wednesday a video featuring a 10-year-old boy, who claims to be the son of an American soldier, threatening US President Donald Trump.

16:40

How "Antifa" Mirrors the "Alt-Right" "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

There is no moral equivalency between antifa and the alt-right. But by brawling in the streets antifa allows the corporate state, which is terrified of a popular anti-capitalist uprising, to use the false argument of moral equivalency to criminalize the work of all anti-capitalists.

16:32

CIA Agent Whistleblower Video "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This is a video about a CIA agent's confession about what he has seen from the inside. It is an accurate account but not a complete accounting. It is complete enough to give an accurate enough picture of what is going on under the radar.

16:30

Florida Executes White Man for Killing Black man for First Time Ever "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Florida is a state which has long been a staunch advocate for capital punishment. One would think that a state with the second most death row inmates at 383- certainly one white person in Floridas correctional history has been sent to death for taking the life of a black person. Well, if you thought this, you thought wrong.

Florida along with historically being for capital punishment is also known for its huge problem of racial disparity of who gets sentenced to death row and African Americans have always been grossly over represented.

African Americans make up only 17% of Floridians but 39% of its inmates on death row. Most surprisingly, however, in Floridas history of capital punishment, no white inmate has ever been executed for killing a black person, until last week.

As reported by The Grio:

On Thursday, Florida had a first. For the first time in the history of the state they executed a white man for the murder of a black man. In contrast, a minimum of 18 black menhave been executed for killing white men in the last forty years.

Mark Asay was executed by lethal injection for two racially motivated, premeditated murders that were committed on the same day in 1987. He was convicted by a jury in 1988.

One victim, Robert Lee Booker, was killed when Asay shot him while yelling racial slurs at him. The second victim was 26-year-old Roger McDowell, a white-Hispanic, who was presenting himself as a woman at the time of his murder.

According to prosecutors, Asay had hired McDowell for oral sex...

16:30

50 Immigrant Women and Children Dumped by ICE at Closed Bus Station in Hurricane Harveys Path "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Despite instructions from Democratic U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett to halt the transportation of recently released detainees in anticipation of Hurricane Harvey and that all transport services were suspended ahead of the hurricane- Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) stranded a busload of 50 women and children at a closed bus station in San Antonio directly into the path of the category 4 storm with nowhere to go and no resources such as money or cell phones.

As reported by Raw Story:

Knowing that, they just dropped them off, said Barbie Hurtado a community organizer for RAICES, a nonprofit that provides legal aid to immigrant families. These are women and children who have been released from family detention with no money, cell phones, and dont speak English.

When contacted for comment, ICE released a statement to Buzzfeed that said, All of the aliens who were transferred to the San Antonio Greyhound bus station by ICE on Friday morning had confirmed tickets and itineraries to their destinations. Throughout the process, ICE remained in close contact with bus officials to ensure bus availability, and all aliens had confirmed bus transportation at the time at which ICE officers departed the station. Ultimately, ICE kept two additional families in custody since their bus trip had been cancelled.

Conveniently, the spokesperson evaded answering whether or not buses were up and running upon dropping off the women and children. Whether or not ICE provided the families with tickets is irrelevant if there are no buses to redeem their tickets on.

Doggett told Buzzfeed tha...

16:28

Syrian War Report August 28, 2017: ISIS Suffers Large Casualties In Clashes With Army In Southern Raqqah "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

from SouthFront Syrian government forces, supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, reportedly eliminated the most battle-tested and well-armed unit of ISIS in the Euphrates River valley last weekend. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, over 800 ISIS members, 13 battle tanks, 39 pickup trucks armed with large-caliber machine guns and 9 mortars and artillery guns []

16:27

Valorizao Cultural como Auto-Afirmao da Nossa Identidade "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Um povo ignorante instrumento cego de sua prpria destruio. Temos sido dominados mais pela ignorncia que pela fora. Simn Bolvar

A cultura est diretamente ligada ao sentimento do indivduo, a expresso mais viva da sua personalidade, da sua

16:14

Charlottesville and the FBIs Connection to White Supremacists "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The so-called alt-right and the New Right are trying to draw a line between themselves and the white supremacist movement as the establishment media continues to conflate the two. On this episode of The Geopolitical Report, we take a look at the possibility the recent political violence in Charlottesville and elsewhere around the nation is being masterminded by the state in Hegelian Dialectic fashion to undermine and discredit both opponents and supporters of President Trump. Since the 1960s, under the FBI's Operation COINTELPRO, both white supremacist groups and groups on the Left have been infiltrated and controlled by government agents, informers, and provocateurs. The increasing violence since the election of Donald Trump fits the pattern. Congress is now denouncing the violence and this will ultimately result in repressive legislation that will stifle political opposition. Its another step in the emerging police state and the imposition of authoritarian rule.

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Show Notes

Lawmakers slam Trump's latest defense of Charlottesville response

After Backing Alt-Right in Charlottesville, A.C.L.U. Wrestles With Its Role

Deep State: How a Conspiracy Theory Went From Political Fringe to Mainstream

A.C.L.U. Says...

16:02

The quantum internet is just a decade away heres what you need to know "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

As China moves closer to building a working quantum communications network, the possibility of a quantum internet becomes more and more real. But what does having a quantum internet mean? The word quantum sounds so advanced and complex that people tend to get hyped up about anything attached to it. While not every quantum breakthrough []

16:00

Privet Hawk Moth. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

From Charly, click for full size!

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16:00

This Week's Slackchat: Incremental Development with Chuck Marohn "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Source: Johnny Sanphillippo

Source: Johnny Sanphillippo

All summer, Chuck Marohn has been writing about incremental development. What does it mean to grow incrementally? What are the advantages of this manner of development? Here's everything he's done so far on the subject:

  1. The Power of Growing Incrementally
  2. The Little House, a Story of Incrementalism
  3. The End of Incrementalism
  4. Three Neighborhoods in Arrested Development
  5. The Party Analogy
  6. A Composition of Fallacy
  7. Podcast: Thoughts on Incremental Development

This week, we're hosting an open Slackchat to discuss the subject. Bring your questions, thoughts and ideas to the table. Everyone is welcome to join the chat!

This chat will take place on Slack at 1pm CT on Thursday, August 31.

Just log onto Slack and visit the #scheduled-slack-chat channel at the scheduled time to join Chuck and Strong Towns staff, members and readers in a lively discussion. We'll see where the conversation takes us...

If you're not yet part of our Slack, take 30 seconds to request an invitation and we'll get you set up for the chat.


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15:48

Good Golly Miss Molly "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


Mayweather was not the only one to achieve a technical knock out yesterday.  The Stoddart Avenue Community Garden was freakishly busy knocking out projects ourselves. We were again the lucky beneficiaries of The Ohio State Universitys Pay-It-Forward Program which sent us 30 hardworking and dedicated college students who helped us move the needle forward on our 2017 capital improvement project, clean up our weedy alley, water our food pantry plots and a few flower beds, tidy the Block Watch lot across the street and find a new bee hive, weed the tomato bed next door at Kimball Farms and pick up almost 20 bags of litter in a four block area around the Garden.  This all went relatively smoothly because I had  LOTS of help from Sabrina, Ken and Amy to each supervise a team of students.

Poison Ivy Part I.  Earlier this month, while I was cursing and pulling bind weed off of the raspberry brambles in the raised bed area of the SACG, I forgot to pay attention to whether the poison ivy had returned.  Mistake....

15:43

[WATCH] New Video Just Surfaced Of Police Standing By While Neo-Nazi Shoots At Charlottesville Protesters "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

While President Trump is still insisting that the violence at Charlottesville, Virginias Unite The Right rally was the responsibility of both sides, a recently uncovered video shows exactly who was

The post [WATCH] New Video Just Surfaced Of Police Standing By While Neo-Nazi Shoots At Charlottesville Protesters appeared first on Filming Cops.

15:35

GET INVOLVED PEOPLE! FCC Hides Net Neutrality Complaints After Calling For Public Comment! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Verge writes:

This is the same process that happened with the commissions proposal to kill the 2015 net neutrality rulesAn initial draft was published last month, and yesterday we got to see the revised draft that ended up being voted on. In between, there were plenty of comments made for the FCC to look at: 2.6 million as of today. (Though tens of thousands appear to be fake.)

read more: Trump endorses FCCs plan to kill net neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission has received more than 47,000 complaint comments  concerning the planned elimination of net neutrality rules.

Despite a Freedom of Information Act request, they have refused to release the requests.

Net neutrality campaign director Katy Anderson of Open Media joins RT Americas Anya Parampil to discuss the harm that the...

15:35

Charlottesville Coalition To March 10 Days To DC To Confront White Supremacy "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Jessica Corbett for Common Dreams - "We are answering the call from faith and community leaders in Charlottesville to dismantle white supremacy in our country by taking their demand for moral leadership to Washington D.C.," declares the group's website, which features details about their march route, and their plans to launch a wave of actions in Washington. "We know that this is a very dangerous moment in our nation's history, a moment that requires action. We are marching to D.C. in the spirit of love, equity, and justice like those before us did in the face of hatred and oppression," the march organizers said in a statement. "We will demand our country reckon with its long history of white supremacy, that our nation's leadership side with those of us who will no longer abide it, and we call for the removal of all those, including the president, who refuse to do so," organizers also said. In D.C., they plan to engage in "a sustained civil disobedience campaign," and demand that President Donald Trump be removed from office. Their demands echo growing support for impeachment and suspicions that Trump will resign that began surfacing even before he repeatedly blamed the deadly violence in Charlotteville "on both sides," instead of unequivocally condemning the white supremacists.

15:33

President Trump Set to Roll Back Limits on Military Gear for Police "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is preparing to lift restrictions on surplus military equipment that can be passed on to local law enforcement agencies in spite of past concerns that

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15:30

Yellow Staghorn Mushroom. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

From Charly, click for full size!

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15:25

You dont expect vampires to be ethical, do you? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

You knew this was coming, the perfect example of raging capitalism: old people buying young peoples blood.

In Monterey, California, a new startup has emerged, offering transfusions of human plasma: 1.5 litres a time, pumped in across two days, harvested uniquely from young adults.

Ambrosia, the vampiric startup concerned, is run by a 32-year-old doctor called Jesse Karmazin, who bills $8,000 (6,200) a pop for participation in what he has dubbed a study. So far, he has 600 clients, with a median age of 60. The blood is collected from local blood banks, then separated and combined it takes multiple donors to make one package.

Lets consider all the ways this is sleazy.

  • Karmazin isnt paying the donors in proportion to the value of their blood; a unit of blood is worth a few hundred dollars, and hes just buying it up from blood banks and repackaging it with a significant markup.

  • If he were paying what it was worth to him to donors, hed be enticing donors to contribute to him for a pointless exercise in imaginary rejuvenation, rather than to blood banks/hospitals for saving lives.

  • Right now hes depleting the local blood supply by a small amount for his venality.

  • Hes lying and calling it a study. There are no control groups. Participants have to buy in with large sums of money, so hes selecting for only the rich.

  • There is no good evidence that this is an effective and significant treatment for aging. There is some work in mice, but its so preliminary that theres no way to justify leaping into human trials.

  • Imagine that there are solid, measurable improvements in the recipients health. I dont believe in getting something for nothing; then I would have to ask what are the detriments to the donors health of giving blood. Are there long term losses? Short term effects? This study is ignoring that side of the issue.

Bad science, weak justifications, and wealthy exploiters literally feeding on the blood of the young, like a swarm of geeky overpaid ticks. They are actual vampires. They should think about that, because there is a universally known literary precedent for how one deals with vampir...

15:10

The Race War is Being Engineered Pt. 2 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Derrick Broze Activist Post takes a look at the apparent brewing race war in the United States. Check out part 1 of this discussion...

15:08

BBC Promotes Putting Lithium in Drinking Water to Combat Dementia "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Aaron Kesel Researchers in Denmark believe that we should add lithium to drinking water because studies show it may reduce dementia. You simply cant make...

15:07

Is The U.S. Media Fair, Truthful And Not Controlled? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Op-Ed by Catherine J. Frompovich As a journalist who values facts rather than spin, I cant help but question what Ive witnessed happen to the...

15:07

Anti-Choice Attacks On Independent Abortion Clinics Are Working "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Nicole Knight for Rewire - A fight is raging in Louisville, Kentucky, where the extremist anti-abortion group Operation Save America aims to shut down the states last remaining abortion clinic. A new report suggests the anti-choice assault in Kentucky isnt an isolated event. In the past five years, almost one-third of independent abortion clinics have been forced to close, according to a new report out Thursday by Abortion Care Network, a national association of independent providers. The report suggests that while independent clinics provide the majority of U.S. abortion care, anti-abortion politicians and extremists are forcing these clinics to close at an alarming rate, said Nikki Madsen, executive director of the Abortion Care Network. Independent clinics are the chief providers of abortion care in the United States. Three in five people ending a pregnancy go to an independent clinic, according to the report. And independent clinics perform 60 percent of U.S. abortionsnearly double the share performed by Planned Parenthood, which has more fundraising might and greater name recognition.

15:00

The Daily Bird #455. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A juvenile Coopers Hawk, from Kestrel, click for full size!

Kestrel, all rights reserved.

15:00

FDA Approves Synthetic THC for Pharma Co. Behind Anti-Pot Lobby and Opioid Bribery Scheme "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

insysA Big Pharma company, Insys caught bribing doctors to prescribe opioids and lobbying against pot, just got their second synthetic THC approved by FDA.

14:56

Marine Who Found Wasserman Schultzs Smashed Hard Drives Calls for Her Imprisonment "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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The following entails a story of how a Marine discovered Wasserman Schultzs destroyed hard drives that were under subpoena. Awas indictmet is this week and this may prove to be Wasserman Schults last stand.

 

 

 

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14:52

Watch: Brave Congressman Explains How US Keeps Afghan Heroin Trade Alive at Your Expense "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Featured image: MARJAH, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Corporal Mark Hickok, a 23-year-old combat engineer from North Olmstead, Ohio, patrols through a field during a clearing mission April 9. Marines with Company B, 1st Tank Battalion, learned basic

14:43

DOJs Anti-Trump Crackdown "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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The Taliban Tried to Surrender Shortly After the US Invasion (Trevin)

How do you kill terrorists when there arent any? And how do you lose a war when the enemy has already surrendered? Ryan Grim reviews Anand Gopals investigative work on the war in  Afghanistan, No Good Men Among the Living for The Intercept.

Hawks on the Horizon (Dan)

Meet the John McCain apprentice club  the place where future war hawks earn their wings.

Top US General in Afghanistan Says Trump Plan Means Long Term US Commitment (Jimmy)

16 years is a long fight. But according to General John Nicholson, Donald Trumps Afghanistan strategy means America wont be leaving anytime soon.

Judge OKs Handover of Users on Anti-Trump Website (Dan)

While the handover includes many stipulations and barriers, the effect is chilling in recent years where two presidents Democrat and Republican  have shown increasingly hostility to criticism.

White House Pressuring Intelligence Officials to Find Iran in Violation of Nuclear Deal (Jimmy)

The author writes, US intelligence officials are under pressure from the White House to produce a justification to declare Iran in violation of a 2015 nuclear agreement, in an echo of the politicisation of intelligence that led up to the Iraq invasion, according to former officials and analysts.

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14:41

UN Says Its Poised to Take Over US In Time of Civil Unrest "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, I am looking for signs of UN involvement. Why? Because of the treaty that will allow the UN to enter a civil conflict within the United States along with their peacekeepers.  Here is the story

 

 

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14:30

Police Chief Outed as Leader of Neo-Nazi Group Prepping for Bloody Race War, Owner of KKK Website "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

chiefTwo white supremacist websites were taken offline hours after a local news station found that they were linked to the new police chief.

14:24

Beauty and the Sword: Beyond the Freedom of Speech Refrain "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In Canada, liberal defenders of free speech say all voices must be heard. They say hatred is not easily distinguishable from strong disapproval. Therefore, prohibiting anti-immigrant protests might silence important voices. It is about rights to freedom of expression.

But

14:23

Syria: The Mark of a Great Nation Is Its Ability to Thwart Americas Scheme to Destroy It "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Im talking about Syria here. Knowing that I write this at my peril, I continue. Not as a defense, but as an argument, one from a different and, I believe, a worthy perspective. Because some acknowledgement must be made especially

14:18

Antifa Pushing America Towards a Civil War (Part 4) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Most Americans are aware of Soros organizations of moveon.org, Black Lives Matter, Southern Poverty Law Center, et al. However, to most Americans, although they have heard of Antifa, their nature and purpose remain a mystery to the average American. This article will demonstrate that just like the Weathermen Underground, this group is just another in a long line of Nazi Brown Shirted style organizations whose mission to perpetrate a coup against the government of the United State, via a provoked civil war using racial violence as a flash point.

I began my research into this organization by an examination of what the Mainstream Media was saying about Antifa. I was shocked to learn that the MSM described this terrorist organization in fairly accurate terms, although CNN and the Washington Post obscured the true origin of this group and sugar-coated their violent, criminal activities.

CNNs Description of Antifa

The greatest purveyors of fiction of our era, CNN, describes Antifa in fairly  glowing terms, but at the same time, they acccurately describe their illegal behaviors. Here is CNNs description:

Antifa is short for anti-fascists. The term is used to define a broad group of people whose political beliefs lean toward the left often the far left but do not conform with the Democratic Party platform. The group doesnt have an official leader or headquarters, although groups in certain states hold regular meetings. (Editors Note: I guess CNN has never heard of George Soros).
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14:17

Syria Summary Towards the End of the Caliphate "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The first map below from the last Syria summary shows the forming of two cauldrons north and north-west of Palmyra. ISIS forces there were enclosed by the Syrian army progressing eastwards on several axes.

Ten days later the most eastward

14:15

All The Countries America Has Invaded in One Map "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

From Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, the US has had a military presence across the world, from almost day one of its independence. For those who have ever wanted a clearer picture of the true reach of the

14:11

Cambodia Exposes, Expels US Network Involved in Democracy Promotion "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Featured image: US Knows best. NDI teaches Cambodians how to run their nation.

The government of Cambodia has exposed and expelled a US network attempting to interfere in the nations political processes. The US National Democratic Institute (NDI) was reportedly

14:06

Video: Repealing and Defeating the Islamic State, The Role of Iraqs Popular Mobilization Units "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In June 2014, the so-called Islamic State (IS) occupied about one-third of Iraqs territory, including Iraqs second largest city, Mosul. It meant the radical islamists were close to capturing Baghdad and imposing its authority over all of Iraq. At that

14:00

Sixteen More Convincing Reasons to Question 9/11 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It has been 16 years since the crimes of September 11th, 2001. In that time, facts have been revealed that led more than a third of Americans to believe that the U.S government was involved in the attacks.

14:00

Ensuring existence of Israel in Hezbollahs crosshairs "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The problem facing "Israel" is that the more its military and technological capabilities develop, the more Hezbollah's deterrent and defense capabilities advance. The higher the motivation for aggression, the more it clashes with countermeasures that prevent Hezbollah's capabilities from being liquidated.

13:50

Two charged in connection with kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A North Dakota couple is facing kidnapping and murder charges in connection with the disappearance and death of a young woman from the Spirit Lake Nation.

13:48

To Trump: how to win the war in Afghanistan "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

To Trump: how to win the war in Afghanistan

by Jon Rappoport

August 28, 2017

Win the war in Afghanistan? Impossible, you say?

Dear Mr. Trump: it can be done, I assure you.

There is a pattern. Its tried and true. Its been tested in America for decades. So lets rely on this accumulated wisdom and put it to good use. Finally.

Ready?

Buckle up. This doesnt need an executive summary. It isnt a position paper. Its an all-out attack. Lets roll!

From hundreds of planes, drop fast food all over Afghanistan. Burgers. Fishsticks. McMuffins. Legs, breasts, wingstwo weeks of chicken done right. Its a good intro. Lightens everybody up a little. Hey, theyve been cooking vulture over yak excrement for centuries. Theyll love the change. And the numerous chemicals in the food will begin to slow them down. Thats a given.

Then, from those same planescandy! Fifty thousand tons of gum drops, jelly beans, Almond Joy, Reese. Hell, Reese all by itself is unstoppable.

Sugar! Youre telling me people can resist sugar? Theyll be scooping that stuff up off the frozen ground. In high mountain areas, tribes live on lichen. All of a sudden, here come 20 colors of Reaganesque jelly beans out of the sky!

Give them enough sugar, and theyll be running in circles one minute and lying back and napping the next. Its chemical determinism.

A month of heavenly candy.

Then next, a million cases of various diet sodas dumped out of our planes. Aspartame! Weird those dudes out. Three months, and they wont be able to find their way back to their yurts. Theyll be bumping into rocks and trees, howling at the moon.

Now comes the heavy action. It takes a little longer. After installing an Afghan wireless grid, carpet bomb the joint with cell phones and iPads. Beam in Soaps, Judge Judy, Rachel Ray, Fallon and Colbert, Oprah, Little House on the Prairie reruns, Law and Order, and yessports! Soccer, and, of course, womens beach volleyball! Kidding me? Amazons wearing G-strings running and leaping on sand, hour after hour?

Hey, dude, its time for the Friday night tribe meeting.

Shh! First, two hours of Hermosa Beach Womens Finals. Then Victoria and Billy just adopted a baby. She cant have kids. Billy paid two million for a little girl. But its actually Daisys baby. Nobody knows it.

The fabric of Afghan society comes apart at the seams.

US planes fly over with a few million cases of Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, and Ritalin. Open the bomb-bay door...

13:13

Peering Down Trumps Lie Hole. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Kate Kretz, Lie Hole IV (2017), colored pencil on black Rives BFK paper, 10 x 8 inches, from the Lie Hole series.

This mouth has bullied and cheated its way through the world.

This mouth has claimed self-invention, but was born gnawing a silver spoon.

This mouth blusters and brags.

This mouth promises to pay the builders of its empire; then refuses, counter-sues, and laughs.

This mouth cant suppress its instinctive, arrogant sneer.

This mouth incites hatred and violence, spreading intolerant aggression like a cancer.

This mouth expresses glee at its own retaliatory cruelty.

This mouth will say and do anything to win.

This mouth is oblivious to its own stupefying ignorance.

This mouth, wet with slime, has forced open countless unwilling lips.

This mouth degrades the women he cant manage to get  his tiny, swollen hands on.

This mouth has a predatory predilection for young girls (daughter included).

This mouth

Head on over to Hyperallergic to read the rest of Kate Kretzs piece. Blunt, and brilliantly done.

In other Trump-based artwork, check out As a satirist, I can barely keep up: the stories behind the Trump magazine covers.

13:11

Charlottesvilles Statue Burqas Are A Sign Of Liberals Panic Over What Theyve Unleashed "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Charlottesvilles novel solution to the conflict over its monuments to Confederate heroes is to drape them in statue burqas meant to shield viewers from the temptation to either worship or become enraged by the images of men who lost a war 150 years ago. Up until a year ago, of course, no such measures were necessary because nobody reacted that way. But sure, its the statues that are the problem, so they need to be covered.

It looks like this.

Thats the statue of Robert E. Lee somewhere under there. Here is Stonewall Jackson.

Charlottesville has a tendency to put up bad modern art, and these look like new entriesabstract pieces entitled Moral Cowardice. This completes the kind of magical thinking behind the Confederate statues campaign: if we cover the idols of the old gods, we can finally banish their evil spirits.

You can also see this moral panic in the story of a vaguely Confederate-flag-looking tile design in a New York subway stopwhich is to say, an X of blue tiles over a white and red backgroundwhich has to be altered to avoid confusion. Clearly the tiles are not the source of the confusion, but people will insist on rearranging the outside world so they wont have to do the more difficult work of bringing order to their own minds.

My sense of this is that the Charlottesville city council thought their campaign to remove Confederate monuments was going to be an easy layup. They thought it would be a cheap way to score some moral authority points and get fawning media coverage for themselves and the city, and that nobody would complain very much except a few stodgy country club types who look like generic Southern gentr...

13:11

The Joe Arpaio Pardon Was Trump-Level Political Theater From Top To Bottom "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

President Trumps pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for criminal contempt of court related to a racial profiling case has stirred controversy, even on the right side of the political spectrum. Some see the Arpaio pardon as raw politics, an assault on the rule of law and a tacit endorsement of institutional racism. Others see it as a response to the political prosecution of an official for the political crime of attempting to enforce immigration laws the Obama administration had put on a low priority.

The reality may both more and less complicated than you might think. Were this a movie, heres when we would hear the record scratch during a freeze-frame on Joe, with the caption How Arpaio Got to the Pardon.

Joe Arpaio: The Toughest Sheriff in America

Arpaio was the elected sheriff of Maricopa County from 1993 through 2016. The length of his tenure was matched by its flamboyance. As Reason magazines C.J. Ciaramella observed: He made a national name for himself with his unconventional and demeaning incarceration practices; inmates lived in a tent city in the desert heat and were forced to wear old-timey striped uniforms, as well as pink underwear. Among Arpaios other ignoble achievements were running the only female and juvenile chain gangs in the nation.

As early as 1995, a court ordered him to improve health care in his jails. The U.S. Justice Department launched an inquiry that found a pattern of excessive force against inmates by the sheriffs staff, but its civil rights lawsuit against the Maricopa County Sheriffs Office (MCSO) was dismissed in 1997.

The story leading to Arpaios conviction and pardon, however, began in 2006. As part of a crackdown on illegal immigration, Arpaio and the MCSO entered into an agreement with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency under section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, whereby members of the MCSO were cross-certified to enforce federal civil immigration laws.

The Melendres Lawsuit

In 2007, Manuel de Jesus Ortega Melendres and other plaintiffs brought a class action against Arpaio, the MCSO and other defendants, alleging the defendants violated the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution by racially profiling Latino motorists and passengers.

The Melendres lawsuit, which the Justice Department joined, focused primarily on saturation patrols in which the MCSO would flood...

13:11

Fake News Claiming Border Checkpoints During Hurricane Harvey Is Why Americans Hate The Media "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In southeast Texas, a humanitarian and economic catastrophe is underway. The National Weather Service has called Hurricane Harvey and the ensuing tropical storm unprecedented and beyond anything experienced. Flooding in some parts of Houston have reached 500-year floodplain levels, leaving thousands displaced or still stranded in their homes. But that hasnt stopped the mainstream media from turning the disaster into a political talking point attacking the Trump administration.

On Friday, the American Civil Liberties Union released a grossly inaccurate and inflammatory statement in response to the unremarkable news that the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol would not close any internal checkpoints in Texas during the hurricane.

As people seek refuge from hurricane Harvey, they are likely to have to go north or west of Texas and would have to go through a checkpoint. By keeping checkpoints open, the Border Patrol is putting undocumented people and mixed-status families at risk out of fear of deportations, said Lorella Praeli, the ACLUs director of immigration policy and campaigns. This is a disgusting move from the Border Patrol that breaks with past practices. The Border Patrol should never keep checkpoints open during any natural disasters in the United States. Everyone, no matter the color of their skin or background, is worth saving.

The problem is, there are no checkpoints in the areas affected by the storm, and no one fleeing Hurricane Harvey will encounter a Border Patrol checkpoint. The closest checkpoints are about 80 and 50 miles southwest of Corpus Christi and cover northbound routes from the Rio Grande Valley. No one fleeing the hurricane or the flooding along the coast would be headed north on these routes because they dont lead inland to higher ground.

Quartz Ran the ACLUs Statement Like It Was a News Story

But none of that information, which anyone could discern from taking five minutes to study a map of Texas and looking up a bit of information about where the Border Patrol checkpoints in question are located, stopped Quartz from regurgitating the ACLUs false and hysterical claim under the factually incorrect headline, The Trump administration will check peoples papers as they evacuate from Hurricane Harvey.

Set aside the tendentious claim that the Trump administration is responsible for the specific policy decisions of every federal agency, the article produces zero examples of anyones papers being checked by Border Patrol during the evacuation.

Whats more, the report...

13:10

Dear Trans Lobby: The Military Is Not A Social Experiment "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

My first serious brush with postmodernism was when I was pursuing my second masters degree in New Zealand. Previously, I had post-colonial and post-structuralist professors in India, who once told me that the right to not listen to someone is democratic. When replied it of course is, but implies no credibility when they critique the concept they refuse to hear, they walked out.

But those were isolated incidents. New Zealand (not geographically, but culturally West) gave me an idea what organized post-modernist cultism is. My alma-mater, the oldest and most prestigious university of the land, had a Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, which made us do a module. While other subjects in the broader field, like international relations and economics, had a positivist bend, Peace and Conflict was a different world altogether.

They had weekend activism meets, the professors had Palestinian flags on their doors, students were invited to join political discussion about feminizing armed forces and how feminists should infiltrate and oppose wars, and they had stellar researchers discussing the viability of opening a taxpayer-funded peace park on the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas.

I bring this up because, coming from military analysis and conflict journalism background, I had a different idea of what Peace and Conflict studies might include, like knowing the causes and effects of war and strategies to deter the most calamitous of human events. Instead, I found it was simply an activist hub.

I had to write an essay on the role of women in infantry. When I pointed out that no single Australian marine female officer has passed the combat training and all dropped out, including one female marine captain who wrote against this entire idiocy, I got the lowest passing grade in that module. The essay was subsequently published unchanged and unedited in a journal.

Donald Trump is litigating this debate, this time with transgender troops.

Opening Salvo in the Defining Culture War of Our Times

Transgender issues are the most emotive of our times, an echo of the...

13:08

Meet The Real American Heroes Saving Harvey Survivors Stranded In Texas "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

After Hurricane Harvey hit Texas over the weekend, rescue efforts are underway to bring survivors to safety amid rising floodwaters. Large swaths of the Lone Star State remain underwater, and rain is expected to continue falling for several more days. The state is anticipating a total of 50 inches of rain in what many are calling an unprecedented flood that has killed at least three people thus far.

Police, firemen, rescue workers, military personnel, and volunteers stepped up to help their fellow Americans. Their stories will restore your faith in humanity.

These Harris County Sheriff officers rescued this man whod been stuck in eight feet of water for 12 hours.

Sheriffs officers rescued two small children from their home while it was being engulfed in water.

This man carried a mother and her baby to safety amid waist-high waters.

Members of the so-called Cajun Navy, a group of recreational boat owners and grassroots volunteers who rescued people during the Louisiana Flood of 2016. mobilized to help out thousands of Texans left stranded.

When a reporter asked this man what he planned to do with his boat, he responded: Im going to go save some lives.

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13:08

Make a Statue to Donald L. Hollowell "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

From the NYT: [nyt] January 2005

ATLANTA, Jan. 1 Donald L. Hollowell, a prominent Atlanta civil rights lawyer who played a part in a number of leading Georgia desegregation cases and later became an official of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, died here on Monday. He was 87.

The cause was heart failure, his family said.

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His obituary in The Times is pretty stellar: joined the Buffalo Soldiers when he was told hed have to quit school to make ends meet, served with some distinction in WWII earned a law degree from Loyola in Chicago, blah, blah. The Times is, as youd expect from the mouthpiece of the establishment, a bit dry about Hollowell. Hollowell gained a view on racism when he was in the army, seeing how the army and later the Jim Crow south treated people. He concluded that black people in America were going to need lawyers, so he became one.

And lawyer, he did. He won a 1961 case against University of Georgia that resulted in the University finally admitting two black people (one man, one woman). He won the release of Martin Luther King, Jr., from Georgia State Prison at a time when most of the civil rights movement expected King to be shot while trying to escape, or something like that. It was fairly clear from the way the prison authorities tried to move King around that they hoped to lose him somewhere where something bad could happen to him.

Hollowell and Jordan. Look at the door of the taxi. The US was such a disgusting place in 1960. Has it improved enough? No.

University of Georgia has a page [uga] about unsung footsoldiers of the civil rights movement but Id sing him more as heavy cavalry. If you search about Hollowell on the web, there isnt much, though Malcolm Gladwell does a pretty good bit on some of what Hollowell endured [...

13:08

Scientific Americans Transgenderism Issue Only Delegitimizes Science "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

If you need proof that the line between science and politics has been irrevocably erased, look no further than the September edition of Scientific American.

In a special issue entitled Sex and Gender, the magazine purloins the progressive political agenda and attempts to give it a scientific mooring even when none exists. It represents a wholesale retreat from the principle that science should be apolitical, further jeopardizing the integrity of the scientific establishment and potentially inflicting real harm as it chooses to promote identity politics over solid science.

SAs opening salvo is an editorial with the headline, Why the New Science of Sex & Gender Matters for Everyone. The piece is astonishing not just because its poorly written and ill-conceivedone would expect more from such smart peoplebut also because it offers no evidence to back up its claim there is new science on sex and gender. Heres how it begins:

Sex is supposed to be simpleat least at the molecular level. The biological explanations that appear in textbooks amount to X + X = and X + Y = . Venus or Mars, pink or blue. As science looks more closely, however, it becomes increasingly clear that a pair of chromosomes do not always suffice to distinguish girl/boyeither from the standpoint of sex (biological traits) or of gender (social identity).

Rather than citing multiple peer-reviewed studies or a meta-analysis of a body of work to prove this so-called new science, the article instead offers this: Researchers have found XY cells in a 94-year-old woman, and surgeons discovered a womb in a 70-year-old man, a father of four. There is no link to either case in the magazine or online version; a Google search comes up empty. Pretty thin gruel for a bold proclamation that we are biological hybrids on a male-female continuum.

This Science Is Nowhere Near Settled

This doesnt stop the editors from calling for updated biology textbooks and lamenting how arguments about innate biological differences between the sexes have persisted long past the time they should have been put to rest. In other words, they want us to believe that gender fluidity is the new settled science.

Except its not. Last fall, two scientists at Johns Hopkins University issued a wide-ranging report on sexuality and gender. Among their many findings is that the hypothesis that gender identity is an innate, fixed property of human beings that is independent of biological sex that a person might be a man trapp...

13:08

A First-Timers Guide To Getting Started With Fantasy Football "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

So, youve finally decided to join the other 59 million Americans and Canadians and build a fantasy football league. Welcome! Depending on how well you do, this season may be the most fun or stressful 17 weeks of your year.

Ive been an active fantasy football team owner for the last five years, with two championships to my resume. Pittsburghs wide receiver Antonio Brown beautifully exposed my AFC West rivals Raiders defense in 2015 to get me 30 points on 0 touchdowns, my highest fantasy accomplishment to date. By this point, youve probably familiarized yourself with your leagues scoring system, rules, and any relevant guidelines. Now all thats left is the exciting part: the draft!

Im going to go out on a limb here and declare that this is where I shine. Last year, I guided a friend of mine (and first-time fantasy team owner) through her entire draft process, encouraging her to select players each week who could go toe-to-toe with the selections of her league-mates. Anyone who has given even 30 minutes to watching football over the last decade probably knows former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is a walking bag of bones. Because I remember so well how Dak Prescott was a problem in his Mississippi State days and handled my beloved LSU Tigers, I knew he could compete with the best of them as a rookie.

A few more rational picks later, she too found herself in the exclusive fantasy football championship club. Follow these steps if you also want to experience victory.

Dont Go for Sexiest Starting Lineup

You may find some peace of mind in securing your entire starting lineup before moving to your bench players, but that wont guarantee you a championship, or even playoff contention. Even the best players get injured, underperform, or get cut and traded within the first weeks of the season. Its essential to craft a roster built to withstand the instability of the NFL.

Lets say your draft is in its fifth round, and youve selected three reliable quarterbacks and two satisfactory tight ends. You desperately need both a running back and wide receiver, but the top positional player undrafted so far is a QB. Take the QB! Every draft is different, and sometimes we wont get our most desirable position, but dont cripple yourself by evading crucial positions thinking this increases the value of your squad.

Mums the Word on Sleepers

So, you have a real intuition about a few sleepers, players who are projected to have breakout seasons, and you want to say you drafted them when. Keep that to yourself, my friend. Most owners are focused on securing top 10 running backs, tight ends, and wide receivers. If yo...

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What Catholics Lost When They Started Tearing Down Their Great Altars "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

For most of the Catholic Churchs 2,000-year history, it has been known for its magnificent churches. In the popular psyche, the stereotypical Catholic church has high, arched ceilings, statues of saints, massive crucifixes, incense that seems to pour from the walls, and gilded, beautiful, and (sometimes) obnoxious altars.

There is perhaps no better example of this than St. Peters Basilica in Rome, the Vatican itself, which fulfills every Catholic stereotype to the highest degree. If any building could embody the very essence of Catholicism, it would be the Vatican.

But those stereotypical churches are fading into the pre-Vatican II past and being replaced with churches that are, simply, bland. Statues of saints have been removed, the incense is gone, the ceilings and walls have a color palette comparable to Starbucks, and the Great Altars have been replaced with simple blocks of marble, or sometimes even wood. These losses may be aesthetic, but they reveal something deeper about the changes in the Catholic Church following the tumult and fallout of the Second Vatican Council.

Different Sources of Community and Outreach

I attend two parishes in Chicago with some regularity. One is a traditional parish that celebrates most of its Masses in Latin, doesnt shy from public rosary or Eucharistic processions, and has a healthy, loyal congregation. This type of engagement public on major feasts, but otherwise focused on parish-centric activities used to be a major component of parish life that has largely dried up.

Parishes do still hold processions, pastors still assert themselves in the community, and faith is still lived outside the church building. But the style of community engagement and parish building that drove (and continues to drive) traditional Latin Mass parishes is vastly different from the way it is done in more contemporary parishes, and not necessarily in a bad way.

Activities like rosary groups, First Friday devotions, and catechesis-centered book groups may be old-fashioned, but they generally achieve the same ends as theology on tap and keynote speaker events do for other parishes. For example, the contemporary-minded parish I attend is similar to the traditional one except that its Masses are exclusively in English, there is a stronger emphasis on community-building (speaker series, networking opportunities, etc.), and displays of faith outside the church building are more limited. But it also has a strong, loyal congregation.

One of the major differences between the two is that the Latin-Mass parish kept its Great Altar, while the English one removed it long ago for something more modest. To many Catholics today what separates one parish from another is more about the politics of the place and less about the aesthetics. It is not uncommon for young adults o...

13:05

As Hurricane Harvey Batters Texas, People Drop Differences To Help "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Weve seen plenty of incidents in recent weeks that illustrate the toxic environment that has developed in communities across the country. People are protesting, and counter protesting, violence is erupting, and people on opposite sides of just about any issue cant talk calmly to someone who opposes them anymore. In times of tragedy, though, Americans can still put aside our differences and band together to help one another.

When Hurricane Harvey came crashing ashore in southeast Texas, as a monstrous category-four storm, it leveled the town of Rockport with 130 mph winds tearing homes from their foundations, ripping old-growth trees right out of the ground, and downing power poles.

Even now as it has moved onshore, the devastation is just beginning. Some areas in and around Houston have received more than two feet of rain and may yet get another 12-24 inches before this is all over. With Harvey stalled over southeast Texas for the next week, Americas fourth-largest city and its suburbs, home to more than 6 million people, will be buried under an epic flood the likes of which we have not seen in our lifetimes.

People Are Getting Stuck on Their Roofs

Even in Austin, where I live, we have seen inches upon inches of wind-driven rain causing flooding in creeks, streams, and rivers, plus damage to homes and businesses. More than 10 million Texans live in areas that are or will be affected by this storm.

With the national media, and every local and regional network, newspaper, magazine, and news site covering the storm, theres no way you can miss the tragedy in Houston, where it is the worst. Thankfully for those affected, Americans are stepping up to help. Thousands of water rescues have saved thousands of lives. People with small boats, kayaks, canoes, and even inflatable mattresses are helping get residents out of flooded neighborhoods.

In activity eerily reminiscent of Hurricane Katrina more than a decade ago, people in and around Houston are being trapped on their roofs, with water so high they have nowhere else to go. City and state officials are begging people not to get stuck in their attics as they seek higher ground within their homes. Rescuers from the military, local first responders, state agencies, and even police and f...

13:05

No, Jesse Jackson, The Electoral College Isnt Racist "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Recently, Rev. Jesse Jackson made headlines saying that as we get rid of Confederate statues we should also get rid of the Electoral College. He complains that the historic institution, by which America chooses its presidents, has twice stolen the White House from Democrats, but the overall implication of his claims is that the Electoral College is racist.

Hes wrong on two fronts.

First, the college didnt steal the elections from Al Gore in 2000 or Hillary Clinton in 2016. Neither Gore nor Clinton received more than 50 percent of the popular vote, and we dont know how the more than four million Gary Johnson voters or three-quarter million Evan McMullin voters would have voted in a runoff between Trump and Clinton. More importantly, absent the Electoral College candidates would have campaigned differently. Clinton lost because she neglected too many non-coastal states.

The second charge, the charge of racism, is more subtle. The claim that the college is racist can be made two ways. First, that the college was designed as racist by giving more clout to slave states than they would have had under a popular vote model. Second, that boosting the influence of low-population states today effectively boosts the whiter states in the nation.

The former claim is plausible because Southern states did effectively have more representation through the college than they might have had under a popular vote of all free persons. But the oft-maligned Three-Fifths Clause was designed to limit the influence of slave states in congressional apportionment. Since congressional apportionment determines the number of a states electorsone for each representative and senator in Congresslimiting Southern representation in Congress limited their representation in the Electoral College.

A popular vote for president was not a viable alternative to the Electoral College considered at the Constitutional Convention. Convention delegates feared that popular executives could too easily turn into popular autocrats, as the annals of history repeatedly show. Additionally, the delegates werent convinced the average voter would know enough about the requirements for office or the qualifications of candidates to be able to make an informed decision. The Electoral Compromise was a compromise that allowed people to choose representativeselectorsto elect the president on their behalf.

The proponents of the college werent motivated by racism. Oliver Ellsworth, the Father of the Electoral College, twice asked the Convention to consider banning slavery in the Constitution. Northern states supported the institution, while the only votes against it came from Southern states.

Since the abolition of slavery under the Fourteenth Amendment (passed due to the efforts of Abraham Lincoln, who won in 1860 with less than 40 p...

13:05

Prominent Group Of Rabbis Wont Forgive Trump This Day Of Atonement "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This high holiday season, which starts the night of Sept. 20, a group of conservative, reform, and reconstructionist rabbis will neither forgive nor forget when it comes to President Trump.

The Jewish New Years day, Rosh Hashanah, and Yom Kippur (day of atonement in Hebrew) are times for introspection and atonement, where centuries of Jewish responsa have stressed that prayer until one is blue in the face wont wipe out sins committed between man and fellow man. Heartfelt prayer can lead to atonement for sins committed against God, but interpersonal conflicts require delivering apologies directly to the person one has wronged.

But what is a rabbi to do when the other person seems to be unrepentant? Many Jewish spiritual leaders struggle with this dilemma all the time, says Rabbi Ysoscher Katz, chair of the Talmud department at the modern orthodox rabbinical college Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, in New York.

If Bernie Madoff were your congregant, how would see your role: pastor or preacher? asks Katz, who also has a pulpit at a Brooklyn synagogue. Do you condemn his actions and reject him or is your role to comfort, because thats what rabbis have to do, comfort the physically and spiritually afflicted?

Katz notes a woman named Beruria in the Talmud, who went against the establishment and courageously distinguished between sin and sinner. Beruria introduced this intriguing notion, sin and sinner are not one and the same, that they can be separated and one can hate the sin (whatever that means) and still at that very same time love the sinner, Katz says. I think its an incredibly sophisticated theological postulate.

But if Katz were invited to join other rabbis on a conference call with President Trump, he says hed sit it out. He notes, however, that he would forever wonder if I failed my rabbinic duty; to see the person behind the evil and perhaps influence him that way instead of staying away and rebuking him.

Staying away and rebuking is what leaders of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, The Rabbinical Assembly, Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association, and Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism decided to do after thoughtful and prayerful consideration, they wrote, when they canceled an annual call with the president that began under President Obama.

We have concluded that President Trumps statements during and after the tragic events in Charlottesville are so lacking in moral leadership and empathy for the victims of racial and religious hatred that we cannot organize such a call this year, t...

13:05

MTV VMAs Were A #Resistance Rally, Not An Awards Show "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

MTV really, really does not like Donald Trump. The network that used to be dedicated to all things music but now just airs various reality shows used its annual Music Video Awards show Sunday night to make sure that you knew how much they hate the current president.

Katy Perry, who was emceeing the awards show, started the night with a joke about how the earth was on fire and that to be fashionable in 2017 one should wear a pilgrim-esque getup straight outta The Handmaids Tale, a Hulu show based on a dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood. In the series, fertile women are forced into sex slavery and made to bear children. The costumes these women wear in the show have been used to virtue signal many, many lefty things.

A man who was identified as a descendent of Robert E. Lee the Confederate general whose visage has been under attack by leftists who want to remove statues honoring him from public parks came onstage to introduce Heather Hayers mother. Heather was killed earlier this month while she was protesting against a group comprised largely of white nationalists who marched in opposition to the imminent removal of a statue honoring Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia.

We can find inspiration in the Black Lives Matter movement, the women who marched in the Womens March in January, and especially Heather Heyer, who died fighting for her beliefs in Charlottesville, Lee said before introducing Susan Bro, Heathers mother. 

In Vogues writeup of the evening, entitled How the 2017 VMAs Took On Donald Trump, the fashion magazine pointed out that MTV banned sex-specific awards categories several months ago to not offend anyone. #SoBrave

Speaking of de-sexing things, Pink, who received the Vanguard Award, shared a story about her daughter complaining that she wasnt pretty enough because she looked like a boy. The singer showed her a PowerPoint...

13:00

Is Anybody Running the Deep State? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Barry Eisler has had many jobs. He was a covert operative for the CIAs Directorate of Operations, an attorney in an international law firm, in-house counsel at the Osaka headquarters of Panasonic, an executive in a Silicon Valley technology startup, and a best-selling author.

This week Barrett Brown talks to Eisler about the future of the United States, whether the CIA is relevant anymore, and whether the US even has a future as a representative democracy, given the way politics, especially participation in local government, has changed.

In Browns commentary, he looks back at an old Tom Friedman column and its not-so-wise assessment of the future of Russia and President Vladimir Putin.

Barry Eisler is the author of numerous thrillers, all published by Thomas & Mercer, including Zero Sum (June, 2017), The Gods Eye View (February, 2016), A Lonely Resurrection (August, 2014), A Clean Kill in Tokyo (October 2014).

 

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13:00

When Less is More "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

How putting fewer people on probation and parole can reduce prison populations, save money and keep us safer.

How ICE Uses Secret Police Databases to Arrest Immigrants "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Recent lawsuits claim the agency is targeting people for deportation based on spurious allegations of gang connections.

12:51

The Lies of 9/11 Miracle Workers. Bush and Cheney, How They Ruined America and the World "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Americas fate was sealed when the public and the anti-war movement bought the governments 9/11 conspiracy theory.  The governments account of 9/11 is contradicted by much evidence.  Nevertheless, this defining event of our time, which has launched the US on

12:47

Venezuela: You Have the Overwhelming Support of the Peoples of the World. Open Letter to President Nicolas Maduro "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Dear Mr. President Maduro,

You have the overwhelming support of the peoples of the world.

On 25 August President Trump signed an executive order slapping Venezuela with the most sweeping economic sanctions ever. They practically paralyze Venezuela, threaten

12:44

Media Silent As Saudi Regime Kills Its Own People "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

NwoReport| Western media outlets have remained silent on the recent slaughter of thousands of Shia Muslims in Saudi Arabia at the hands of the oppressive Saudi regime.

As the media continues to report on the ongoing Syrian conflict which occurred as a result of Syrian troops allegedly opening fire on anti-regime protestors in 2011 the Saudi regime are doing much worse in the Shia-dominated region of the Kingdom amid a total media blackout.

Thelastamericanvagabond.com reports: In the case of Syria and Aleppo, the Russian and Syrian militaries were battling what could only be described as a foreign-backed armed jihad. Conversely, Saudi Arabia is killing political dissidents and has been doing so for some time now, facing little to no outrage from the international community.

The current conflict sees Saudi Arabia allegedly reconstructing an entire town in the Awamiya district. Saudi Arabia has tried to frame it as a development project in which they reportedly generously compensated and offered alternative houses to the residents, according to the BBC. Clearly, that was not the case, as the BBC notes that police were forcing the population of this Shia town to leave their homes, also sealing off the towns entrances and exits so residents could not access essential services. They also cut off the electricity in a last-ditch effort to force residents out.

Fortunately, the BBCs Sally Nabil was recently given rare and restricted access to the Awamiya district in Saudi Arabia to see this...

12:43

Putin and Netanyahu: The Worlds Most Powerful President Meets the Worlds Most Powerful Liar "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

There is no doubt that Vladimir Putin is the worlds most powerful President. By comparison, while Chinas Xi Jinping is highly powerful and intelligent, Chinas leadership retains a collective element while in Russia, Vladimir Putin maintains an unwritten but obvious

12:43

Record Amount of Cash Withdrawn from the Stock Market-Is the Game Over? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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A record amount of cash has been withdrawn from the Stock Market. What does it mean? Is your investment in trouble? Heres the latest on this breaking story

 

 

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12:42

Women Workers and the Fight to Eradicate Precarious Labor in South Korea "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Irregular women workerspart-time and/or short-term contract workers without job security or benefitsare emerging as the new face of organized labor in South Korea. On June 29, ahead of a nationwide strike called by the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU)

12:40

The Mass Produced Civil War Monuments "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The soldier page of Monumental Bronze Co.s 1882 catalog, completed with drawings and testimonials. Internet Archive/Public Domain.

Most people are aware that most of the civil war monuments which went up were a blatant product of later propaganda, and a convenient way to oppress and terrorize those not white enough. Atlas Obscura has a look at the company that had a lock on so many of these bronze monuments, the Monumental Bronze Co., who had discovered white bronze, which is actually zinc, and started mass producing monuments of all kinds. Described as the Wal-Mart of monuments.

White bronze isnt white. Its more of a chromy gray that, over time, gets progressively blue. It isnt bronze, either: its zinc, cast into shape in a mold, and blasted with sand to add a rough, stony texture. But bluish-gray sand-blasted zinc doesnt sound that appealing, and the company trafficking in this material, Monumental Bronze Co., of Bridgeport, Connecticut, was focused hard on selling it. From 1879 until 1914, Monumental Bronze Co. offered statues, grave markers and monuments that were, in their words, beautiful in appearance and unequaled for durability.

They also had a whole muster of Civil War statues in various designs, the parts of which could also be easily interchanged, Mr. Potato Head-style. Statue of American Soldier was a man with a mustache and a billed cap, holding his gun in both hands. Colorbearer had a flag draped over his shoulder. Confederate Soldier, introduced in 1889, wore a broad-brimmed hat and carried a bedroll. You could also get your soldiers custom-made: the Confederate Monument in Portsmouth, Virginia has four Monumental Bronze Co. statues on it, each fashioned after a local man.

Another of their selling points was price: thanks to their choice of material (as well as their distribution model, which relied on independent agents and eliminated the need for storerooms) they could easily undersell stone-based companies.

12:37

Disaster in the Sea Lanes: Bruising the US Navy "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Featured image: YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 17, 2017) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) returns to Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka following a collision with a merchant vessel while operating southwest of Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass

12:36

As US Empire Fails, Trump Enters a Quagmire "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A quagmire is defined as a complex or unpleasant position that is difficult to escape. President Trumps recently announced war plans in Afghanistan maintain that quagmire. They come at a time when US Empire is failing and its leadership

12:30

Autism, PTSD and the City "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

One of the realities that provides me unique insight is that Im both a civil engineer and a land use planner. I have a Professional Engineer (PE) license and American Institute of Certified Engineers (AICP) certification. I worked for five years strictly as an engineer and then, after graduate school, I spent another decade doing mostly planning work.

These two professions -- engineer and planner -- may seem to the outsider to be very similar, but they tend to attract very different types of people. While there are many exceptions, engineers tend to be linear thinkers while planners tend to be more abstract. In engineering school we made jokes about clueless planners and in planning school we made jokes about myopic engineers. They were both equally funny.

In the 20th century, our obsession with efficiency gave rise (and power) to the specialist. In the civil engineering profession, we have traffic engineers, hydrological engineers, structural engineers (with various sub-disciplines), project engineers, etc... While we still experience this kind of segmentation by specialty in many fields, we seem to be experiencing a renewed appreciation for the generalist. More pointedly, decades of hyper-specialization leading up to a suddenly hyper-connected world has made highly valuable those people who can incorporate insights from outside of their own profession.

Steve Jobs was an engineer. He was also an artist. It was the merger of those two very different pursuits that gave us the elegance of modern computer graphic interfaces. Keep in mind, he was mocked by many over his obsession with the look and feel of his devices. Apple is likely to be the world's first trillion dollar company.

It's in that spirit -- making an intellectual connection across two very different specialities -- that I shared an article last week on our social media feed entitled "The Mental Disorders that Gave Us Modern Architecture." It was written by Ann Sussman, an architect and biometric researcher, and Katie Chen, who has a degree in applied psychology. I find this work utterly fascinating.

People not familiar with cognitive science or ASD often key in on the word "disorder" as having some type of negative connotation, along the lines of a defect, when in fact the word refers to a disruption of cogn...

12:26

Video: CIA Agent Whistleblower Risks All to Expose the Shadow Government "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Featured image: Kavin Shipp, former CIA Officer (Source: GeoengineeringWatch.org)

Kevin Shipp was a decorated CIA officer who refused to look the other way in regard to government criminality and cover-up.

At a very important public awareness event, held by

12:00

Stay in your lane: Poverty edition "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The American dream will always remain a dream because of the realities of poverty. Its a self-perpetuating cycle, and breaking it without intervention is a matter of dumb luck. Despite this, the myth of hard work persists.

Well-meaning people who have never been poor are convinced that they know what I should have done. That subtle tweaks to my budget could somehow stretch my $9.50 per hour. I should have gotten a roommate. I should have lived somewhere cheaper. I should have found a better job.

Anyone whos ever lived in poverty has probably had this experience.

In the U.S., we have become so accepting of the fact that poverty is not a symptom of a grossly unequal economy, or the result of numerous systemic failures, or the product of years of trickle-down economics, but instead, that the only thing standing between a poor person and the life of their dreams is their own decisions, their own choices, and their own failures.

This is why I would advise any person whose immediate reaction upon hearing about a friend, relative, or stranger on the Internet who is living in poverty is to offer unsolicited advice to hold their tongue (or fingers), at least long enough to consider what other forces contribute to poverty and how their help may actually be insulting, incorrect, and downright damaging.

Read more here.

-Shiv

11:57

An elegy for Labor Day "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Labor Day was instituted as a celebration of the American Labor movement. But the history and present state of labor is nothing to celebrate. The NLRA of 1935 was quickly hollowed out by the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947 which permitted states to enact so-called right-to-work laws (now passed by 28 states). As the recent failure of the UAW to unionize the Nissan plant in Mississippi shows, U.S. labor is prostrate before capital.

11:51

A Prayer to the Divine Source Within "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I have always declined to pray at family meal times. I created this prayer as an alternative to the many prayers I've heard over the years to a personal God, who is separate and distinct from the universe, who allegedly answers prayers for personal needs and the healing of loved ones, if He chooses. Conversely, I believe that meditation can enable us to directly experience the transpersonal Love Source of all creation.

11:48

Who is 'Tevgeri Azadi' to replace Corrupt Barzani and Talabani in Kurdistan? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

'Tevgeri Azadi' organizations enjoy the good relationship with PJAK of Iran, PKK of Turkey, and PYD of Syria. They are challenging corrupt Barzani and Talabani mafia families. It is the matter of time before they take over KRG region through the election. Finally, there are hopes for Kurds in KRG region to be free from the injustice of Barzani and Talabani rules.

10:51

10 Disgusting Things Joe Arpaio Did as Sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Trump deemed this man who for all intents and purposes seems a lot like him (racist, clueless, bad at his job, dangerous) worthy of a pardon. I can think of a million other things that hes worthy of.

10:34

Liberation of Tal Afar- Why It Matters? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Iraqi Army, backed by Counter-Terrorism Service and allied fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units, have dislodged the last remnants of the ISIL Takfiri group from the city of Tal Afar, located 63 kilometers west of Mosul.

10:29

US General beats Central Asia war drums, promises to annihilate Daesh "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

US Army Gen. John Nicholson, the top ranking US commander in Afghanistan, made a promise on Thursday to "annihilate" Daesh and "crush the remnants" of Al Qaeda in Afghanistan.

09:41

HEADS UP: Controlled Collapse As Rothschild Just Sold Massive Amounts Of U.S. Assets "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Experts Believe This Could Leave The Whole Financial System At Stake

Truth Theory| Jacob Rothschild has released a report detailing a huge change in assets switching significantly from US dollars to pounds and euros.

In the report from Rothschilds investment trust RITCAP he stated:

We do not believe this is an appropriate time to add to risk and that we are in a time when economic growth is by no means assured.

This video gives a detailed outline of some of the ramifications of what this could have for the US and global economy.

H/T: Global Truth

08:08

Sarah Sunshine Manning: Indian Country grieves for our sister Savanna Greywind "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

We cry out for justice for Savanna Greywind, and we wont stop, Sarah Sunshine Manning writes on Indian Country Media Network.

07:47

Peter d'Errico: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson articulates indigenous nationhood in new book "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

With her new book, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson articulates ideas of indigenous nationhood, rather than declaring them, Peter d'Errico writes on Indian Country Media Network.

07:07

Steve Russell: President Trump throws brown people under the bus with pardon of ex-sheriff "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By pardoning Joe Arpaio, our law and order president has endorsed treating brown people differently than white people, Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

06:40

Harvey rocks Houston: The surreal before and after photo "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Courtesy of Weather Channel weather producer, Matthew Sitkowski, here is a photo of what Houstons East Loop at Market Street on the I-610 looks like right now.

As Sitkowski says, this image and the forecast of what is still to fall. This is surreal. He is right: we added a photo of the same location from February 2016 to show the before and after.

Here is the result:

And another before and after photo, courtesy of Twitter user Chris Tycksen, showing downtown Houston:

And just the after:

The following time-lapse video shows the Buffalo Bayou next to Houston rising over the past day

05:43

Saudi Arabia and Israel Might Directly Intervene in Syrian Conflict "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The implementation of de-escalation zones in Syria and the separation of terrorists from the opposition have allowed the fight against terrorism to intensify, effectively ending the civil war in the country, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said during the meeting

04:41

9/11 was planned in Tel Aviv and Washington, not Afghanistan, Donald Trump! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

British Rothschild created Israel

PRESSTV| The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks were not planned and directed from Afghanistan, as US President Donald Trump has claimed; rather, they were orchestrated by certain elements in Washington, DC and Tel Aviv, says Dr. Kevin Barrett, an American academic who has been studying the events of 9/11 since late 2003.

[The] Zionist coup detat of 9/11 was done by the combination of Israelis and neo-conservative Americans along with hard-line right-wingers in the American military and the intelligence establishment who pulled off this coup detat in America, Dr. Barrett said.

Dr. Barrett, a founding member of the Scientific Panel for the Investigation of 9/11, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Tuesday while commenting on a statement Trump made on Monday during his policy speech about Afghanistan.

Speaking from Fort Myer, Virginia, Trump unveiled his much-anticipated agenda for Afghanistan.

SEE MORE: 24 Hard FACTS About 9/11 That CANNOT Be Debunked! 

During his speech, Trump said, The consequences of a rapid exit [from Afghanistan] are both predictable and unacceptable. 9/11, the worst terrorist attack in our history, was planned and directed from Afghanistan because that country was ruled by a government that gave comfort and shelter to terrorists. A hasty withdrawal would create a vacuum that terrorists, including ISIS and al Qaeda, would instantly fill, just as happened before September 11th.

Trump sending US to graveyard of empires

Donald Trump has just committed the United States to an...

03:34

(U//FOUO) DHS-FBI-NCTC Guide: Cyber Threats to First Responders are a Persistent Concern "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

(U//FOUO) We assess with moderate confidence that cyber actors, including those who support violent extremism, are likely to continue targeting first responders on the World Wide Web, including by distributing personally identifiable information (PII) for the purpose of soliciting attacks from willing sympathizers in the homeland, hacking government websites, or attacking 911 phone systems to hinder first responders ability to respond to crises.

(U//FOUO) In January 2017, police in Washington, DC discovered multiple disruptions to their surveillance cameras as a result of ransomware infections. Hackers compromised 70% of the cameras across the city, eight days before the Presidential Inauguration, which prevented officials from accessing the command and control center of the surveillance system. The infected cameras were configured with default remote access passwords, according to FBI reporting.

(U) In October 2016, a telephony denial of service attack to the 911 network impacted emergency call centers in at least 12 states. Several centers reported they were inundated with fake phone calls. As a result, authorities were in danger of losing service to their switches and operators had difficulty in distinguishing fake incoming calls from legitimate calls for service. Authorities arrested a US person for the cyber attack, and charged him with three counts of felony computer tampering.

(U//FOUO) In March 2016 there were two doxing attacks in the US. In early March, the pro-ISIS Caliphate Cyber Army (CCA) posted PII of 50 police officers from New Jersey. The PII included the officers names, home and work addresses, and phone numbers. In mid-March, prior to merging with other hacking groups to form the United Cyber Caliphate (UCC), the CCA hacking group posted a kill list containing the PII of 36 Minnesota police officers. According to the FBI, it is investigating threatening phone calls to law enforcement officials, possibly resulting from CCA postings.

(U) POTENTIAL CYBER-ATTACK TACTICS AGAINST FIRST RESPONDERS: With the expanding use of Internet-connected technology, first responders should be aware of existing and emerging tactics and technologies used by cyber actors with malicious intent.

(U) DOXING: The process of gathering information about a person or business using online public sources including social media profiles, reverse phone lookup, and search engines.

(U) RANSOMWARE: An attack that typically propagates through one of two mechanisms: user-initiated actions such as clicking on a malicious link in a spam e-mail or on a website, or through malvertising and drive-by downloads,b which do not require any user interaction. Clicking on links, especially in emails from unknown senders, could instigate a ransomware program which will lock and encrypt the computer until a fee is paid....

02:32

Joe Arpaio, Trumps Kind of Lawman, Pardoned "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Joe Arpaio is Trumps kind of lawman: cruel to the point of sadism, racist, makes his own law, and self righteous to a fault. Unfortunately, I am not embellishing the truth. After decades of effort by civil rights organizations and many citizens of Maricopa County and beyond. Arpaio had been ordered by the court (in 2011) to stop racially profiling people assumed to be Latino, stopping them, and turning them over to immigration authorities (ICE). Many of those stopped were citizens or legal residents, and many were not Hispanic; however, all that was required was that a patrolman, or a deputized citizen (and there were lots of those) believe you were Hispanic. Arpaio flagrantly ignored this order and continued his practice of harassment and illegal detention. So he was brought back to federal court and U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton found him in criminal contempt of court.

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Undocumented Mexican immigrants in Arpaios concentration camp/ Tent City. (.Jon Lowenstein/NOOR Mother Jones)

In an interview with Fox News two months later, Arpaio said he was going to continue arresting immigrants in the country illegally: Im not going to give it up. Im going to continue to enforce state laws and federal laws. (LA Times, July 31, 2017)

The penalty hearing was set for October 5th. Trump pardoned him. Choosing to do so while hundreds of thousands people and dozens of cities and towns faced a category 4 hurricane followed by feet of rain. It is no secret that Trump is a narcissist, and I had wondered of he could take being upstaged by a natural disaster. He couldnt. Now we know why he wont acknowledge global warming it might take the countys attention away from him.

Trumps decision to pardon Arpaio sends a swarm of messages with a megaphone. He could have easily waited until Hurricane Harvey was passed and Arpaio was sentenced on October 5th. There are some that say that Trump is flexing his presidential muscle as he may be considering using his power to pardon as those around him potentially fall to the investigation of Russia, the Trump team, and the 2016 election. The pardon sends a message to Trumps base, apparently a core of which shares his white nationalist ideology. (So much for him being a transactional rather than ideological president).

His p...

02:12

IGD Berkeley: Black Bloc Pushes Out Alt-Right, Reclaims Park "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post IGD Berkeley: Black Bloc Pushes Out Alt-Right, Reclaims Park appeared first on It's Going Down.

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This morning thousands converged in Berkeley, California to confront and shut down a rally called by white nationalist Kyle Based Stickman Chapman. The theme of the rally, like all Stickman events was vague, No Marxism in America, and was a nod to the white nationalist conspiracy theory of cultural Marxism. Like white genocide, it promotes the idea that Jews are breeding out whites and are using African-Americans and immigrants to do it. On Friday morning however, Kyle Chapman was brought before a court to face weapons charges stemming from a pro-Trump rally on March 4th and was taken into custody, only to be bailed out the next day. Chapman was also given stay away orders from MLK Civic Center Park.

00:51

Infographic: Which Supplements Are Backed By Science And Which Are Snake Oil "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Every week, it seems, there is a new miracle supplement touted by health professionals and alternative healing gurus. While many holistic therapies do offer positive benefits, others are marketed merely to make a profit.

If youre confused about which supplements are backed by science and which ones are snake oil, dont despair. A new infographic produced by InformationIsBeautiful.net and AndyPerkins.org offers insight on which vitamins, herbs, and supplements are proven to benefit ones health.

Hint: The larger the circle, the more the supplement is researched via search engines. The blue bubbles are generally recognized as useful whereas the most useless supplements appear at the bottom of the infographic in yellow/lime green.

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What are your thoughts? Please comment below and share this news!

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00:48

Fighting back: Christian group sues leftist SPLC for defamation, attacks on Christianity "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Southern Poverty Law Center has long history of labeling anyone they disagree with as hateful

(INTELLIHUB) Early last week a Christian media ministry filed a lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Law Center for religious discrimination as well as trafficking in falsehoods after the leftist attack dogs listed them as a hate group.

According to PJ Media, D. James Kennedy Ministries (DJKM) is also suing Amazon and GuideStar, in connection with the SPLC, after Amazon used the organizations hate label to ban the ministry from using their charity donation program, Amazon Smile.

In a statement released by DJKM, the ministries president and CEO Dr. Frank Wright said, We embarked today on a journey to right a terrible wrong. Those who knowingly label Christian ministries as hate groups, solely for subscribing to the historic Christian faith, are either woefully uninformed or willfully deceitful. In the case of the Southern Poverty Law Center, our lawsuit alleges the latter.

The SPLC began their attack on DJKM by laughably labeling them as an anti-LGBT hate group simply because of their Christian beliefs.

These false and illegal characterizations have a chilling effect on the free exercise of religion and on religious free speech for all people of faith, Wright continued.

After having given the SPLC an opportunity to retract, we have undertaken this legal action, seeking a trial by a jury of our peers, to preserve our own rights under the law and to defend the religious free speech rights of all Americans.

As PJ Media reported, the lawsuit itself lays out multiple charges against the SPLC, GuideStar, and Amazon including that the group acted with actual malice in their publication of a hate map that included D. James Kennedy Ministries.

SPLC acted knowingly, intentionally, and with actual malice in publishing the Hate Map that included the Ministry and in publishing the SPLC Transmissions to GuideStar that included the ministry, reads the suit. SPLCs conduct in making these publications was beyond the reckless disregard for the truth standard required by Alabama law for punitive damages.

One can only hope that the lawsuit moves forward and the mainstream media promoted SPLC finally sees repercussions for their long history of attacking any conservative group that they happen to disagree with politically.

Not only has the Southern Poverty Law Center listed legitimate groups as hateful they also publish a yearly list of active pa...

00:45

Evangelicals Try To Pray Hurricane Harvey Away, And Fail "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Source: Patheos

God hates Texas? Leading evangelicals try to turn Hurricane Harvey away from Texas using the power of prayer, and fail.

In a predictable effort, leading Christian evangelicals tried to command Hurricane Harvey to dissipate in the name of Jesus. However, Harvey refused their request, as did their imaginary God, and the dangerous storm slammed into southern Texas, forcing residents to flee.

Heres a sample of the failed prayers from deluded evangelicals-

Franklin Graham, evangelist and president of Samaritans Purse:

Hurricane Harvey is expected to bring catastrophic flooding and severe storm damage to the coast of Texas. As we wait for the storm to hit, we are positioning supplies and planning to bring immediate assistance to affected families. Most importantly, we are praying for Gods protection for those in the storms path.

Anne Graham Lotz, Named by The New York Times as one of the five most influential evangelists of her generation:

We remember when You watched Your disciples struggling in the storm on Galilee, then walked across the water, climbed into their boat when they called out to You and commanded the wind and waves to be still. And they obeyed! As Hurricane Harvey threatens the Gulf area, we are asking You to look on the residents of the Gulf area. We cry out to You on their behalf. We know that the wind and the waves still know Your voice. Command them to be still. Please. For the glory of Your great name.

Frank Amedia, pastor and chairman of POTUS Shield:

I call the intercessors and prayer warriors to declare and decree that the fury of this storm be dissipated. We declare that the apex be diverted, that the turb...

00:44

Survival report from inside Hurricane Harvey: The flooding has begun and its brutal "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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(Natural News) Im posting this survival report from inside Hurricane Harvey because everybody I know has been asking if were okay in Central Texas.

Im happy to report that I am writing this from inside the spiral arms of Hurricane Harvey, and although significant damage has occurred in a few areas (such as Rockport on the Coast), Central Texas is doing much better. However, the flooding began about 12 hours ago as rivers and creeks started spilling their banks in just the last few hours. The rain is relentless, and were expecting at least another 12 inches of rain today, on top of the 12 inches we already received yesterday.

The serious damage was initially limited to the direct path of the Hurricane eye, but this is rapidly changing as the damage vector transitions from wind to floods. Im expecting the next 24 hours to be truly brutal, even for those communities far from the coast.

Weve lost power twice already. Fortunately, I run a 1976 John Deere diesel tractor with a PTO-driven generator that feeds the entire property. I also have a large transfer switch installed, so when the grid goes down, I just fire up the tractor and throw the transfer switch. Thats how Ive stayed online so far. But internet and cell phone services have been spotty. Were often completely cut off from everything, including 911 if an emergency were to occur. Many of the roads are flooded out, and a Sheriff couldnt reach you even if they wanted.

The rain, by the way, is warm...

00:38

Stop These Murders Independent Cancer Researcher Says She Was Threatened Over Apple Seeds, Her Powerful Response to the Government and Pharmaceutical Industry "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Amanda Mary Jewell, who is often known simply as Mary, is an independent English cancer researcher and alternative health adviser, who previously worked out of other European countries such as Bulgaria.

In the UK, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) equivalent to the FDA has not been happy with her. One major complaint they have is that Mary has been promoting two controversial cancer-fighting foods: apricot seeds and apple seeds, which some say have miraculous cancer healing powers, but others say also come with potentially serious risks. The two supplements have been lifesaving for many patients around the world according to some in the holistic community.

Others, of course, think she is a scam. The negative commentary directed at Mary has much to do with her using treatments that are not approved by the mainstream not just the seeds, but also the controversial Miracle Mineral Solution. She oftentimes treats patients who are in the final stages of cancer  and just like with mainstream treatments, not everyone survives.

So, are the complaints against her justified, or is she merely the latest victim of a holistic doctor witch hunt? Lets examine.

 

Apricot Seeds and B17 for Cancer

These two products, apple seeds and apricot seeds, contain B-17 and have a nutritional value when restoring heath.

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Many call apricot seeds one of the forbidden cures.

In an email, Mary, who is currently working at La Flor Dela Salud, a holistic healing center for chronic disease sufferers in Mexico, said that she will be imprisoned if she decides to return to the UK.

I am not letting this distract me in any way. My work continues as do the wonderful results we are having, she said.

Two products the MHRA wants to arrest Mary for are apricot seeds and apple seeds. Apricot seeds have been s...

00:20

Maxine Waters Charged with Financial Crimes by the House of Repres "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Several weeks ago, I challenged how a person on a $170,000 public servants salary could afford to live in a home that costs nearly $5 million  dollars. It seems now that many others are asking the same question. Waters fellow congressman have found more substantial evidence of financial impropriety. Predictably, she has already labeled the investigation as racist. Here is the complete story.

 

 

 

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00:13

Iraqi military discovers mass graves near former ISIS prison "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Iraqi military investigators said Friday they have discovered two mass graves near a former ISIS prison outside Mosul that contains the bodies of 500 victims.

00:12

Putin Declares Total Independence From Rothschild NWO Banking Cabal Which Began In 2006 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In June last year President Putin banned Jacob Rothschild and his New World Order banking cartel family from entering Russian territory under any circumstances, and now, just over one year later, Putin has declared total independence from the global banking cartel and Rothschild international money lending organizations. Declaring the achievement the greatest gift that can be []

00:01

Tweeter-in-Chief versus the wisdom of Robert E. Lee "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Our foam-at-the-mouth president still has one loyal friend by his side -- Ku Klux Klan poohbah David Duke. "Thank you," the Duke of Whiteness tweeted to Trump after his defense of the supremacists' murderous frenzy in Virginia. Perfect -- The Duke and The Donald deserve each other.

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23:58

Little Things. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Mica powder mixes beautifully with transparent airbrush paint, imparting a lovely warmth. Note to self: next time, genius, do your mixing in another room, and remember to wash your hands. That shit gets everywhere. Ill be dealing with it 5 years from now.

23:47

Paula White: Trump Is Under Spiritual Attack Because Demons Are Afraid Of His SCOTUS Appointments "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Source: Right Wing Watch

Televangelist Paula White, a key spiritual adviser to Donald Trump who claims to visit the White House nearly every week , was the guest on Jim Bakkers television program again today, where she said that President Trump is under relentless spiritual attack because the demonic spirits know that if he is able to make just two more Supreme Court appointments, well be able to overturn demonic laws and decrees.

Bakker complained that there has never been this sort of hatred directed toward a president before, to which White responded by declaring that all Christians have an obligation to pray for Trump whether they like him or not because the principalities are going crazy.

Principalities want to control nations by controlling a person, she said, and principalities cannot control this man because he surrounds himself with Christians, he is a Christian, he loves prayer.

More than just praying, weve got to do something, White continued. Weve got 130 vacancies in the lower courts and he is appointing exactly what we have asked for, why we put him in position as the president. We said we will put you in because we want originalists, we want constitutionalists, we want our Supreme Court to be like Neil Gorsuch.

He did it the fastest, which was an absolute miracle by God, White said. If we get two morecmon, if we get two moreand right now, I know we are scaring the literal hell out of demonic spirits by me saying this right now, because if we get two more, we will be able to overturn demonic laws and decrees that have held this nati...

23:39

Jordan Klepper channels Alex Jones in new comedy show "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In his highly successful old show The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert adopted the persona of a right wing TV blowhard modeled on Bill OReilly. His departure to host a more traditional late night TV talk show has created a vacuum in that niche and now another Daily Show alum Jordan Klepper has moved to fill it, modeling himself on an even more extreme character like Alex Jones. He is going to face the challenge of being constantly compared to Colbert but Klepper has good comedy chops and should be able to withstand that scrutiny.

The new show titled The Opposition with Jordan Klepper starts on Monday, September 25 on Comedy Central, immediately following The Daily Show. Klepper talked to Trevor Noah about it.

Colbert invited Klepper on his current show back in June to talk about his new show and also the special he had about guns in America.

23:37

One Map With All The Countries The US Has Invaded Will Make You Question Everything "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

For those who have ever wanted a clearer picture of the true reach of the United States military both historically and currently but shied away due to the sheer volume of research required to find an answer, a crew at the Independent just made things a whole lot simpler. Using data compiled by a Geography and []

The post One Map With All The Countries The US Has Invaded Will Make You Question Everything appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.

23:31

Surreal Before and After Photos of Houston Underwater Are Going Viral "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

(ANTIMEDIA)  This image and the forecast of what is still to fall. This is surreal, said Matthew Sitkowski, senior editor at Weather Channel, who tweeted this photo of Houstons East Loop at Market Street on the I-610.

Emphasizing the scale of the disaster, Zero Hedge added a photo from 2016 of the same location to show the before and after.

Around 650 billion gallons of water were dumped on Houston in a single night, Jeff Lindner from Harris County Flood Control told Fox 26 Houston. The rapid rise of water even prompted KHOU-11 TV to evacuate its TV station on Sunday morning.

Here are five more before and after comparisons of Houston underwater:

Interstate 45 North at White Oak Drive Overpass

Houston Underwater...

23:11

Sheriff Who Trump Pardoned Protected Pedophiles By Refusing To Investigate 100s Of Child Sex Crimes "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

Sheriff Joe Arpaios office failed to investigate over 400 sex crimeswith victims as young as 2 years oldin many of which the suspects were already known. (TFTP) President Trump issued his first official pardon on Friday, sparing former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was found guilty of criminal contempt after he violated a court order []

The post Sheriff Who Trump Pardoned Protected Pedophiles By Refusing To Investigate 100s Of Child Sex Crimes appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.

23:06

ANTIFA Is Soros Big Distraction-Designed to Fail "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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There are a growing number of people that are beginning to view Antifa as a distraction. They are so out there with their advoccy for revolution, assasssination of police officer and the seizure of private property, that law enforcement canot ignore them. They will wreak havoc, but eventually they will be taken down and that is the plan. The full story is here

 

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22:52

Kaya, the royal Dog "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The latest episode concerns the by-law that orders dog owners to pick up the excrement of their animals in public places. Netanyahu's son, Ya'ir, was walking the royal dog, the now famous Kaya, without picking up her excrement in the street. When a lady stopped him and demanded that he follow the law, he made a lewd gesture -- which the lady duly photographed.

22:41

Amateur Inventor Denies Murder And Mutilation Of Young Freelance Journalist "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Peter Madsen and Kim Wall aboard the Nautilus. Credit: BBC

The torso of a corpse was discovered last week by a cyclist off the coast of Denmark. Further investigation revealed the body belonged to 30-year-old Swedish freelance journalist, Kim Wall. Wall disappeared August 10th after boarding the homemade submarine of amateur inventor, Peter Madsen, 46.

The suspect denies homicide and desecration of a human body, Copenhagen police said in a statement regarding Madsen. Police continue to search for the arms, legs and head. They reported the torso had originally been attached to a metal object, presumably to weigh the body down and prevent its discovery.

In an original interview with Madsen, the suspect said he had dropped Wall off safely at a port in Copenhagen on the 10th. He later changed his statement, saying Wall died in an accident onboard and he buried her at sea. Traces of Walls blood were found on the sunken 40-tonne 18-meter (60 ft.) submarine. Police suspect Madsen intentionally drowned the marine craft following Walls death.

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Kim Wall. Source: Facebook

Since August 12th, Madsen has been held in custody on suspicion of negligen...

22:40

Village Grannies Is A Chill, Unexpected New Headshop "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/599wzx/meet-the-grannies-behind-new-yorks-chillest-smoke-shop

Zviah Eldar (left) and Vered Behr (right). Source: Elyssa Goodman for Vice

Village Grannies is a true 21st-century smoke shop. With a polished interior and chill vibe, the Grannies have created a space far from the usual dimly lit, crowded smoke shops that vie for sales of imported glass and tobacco.

The Village Grannies are 56-year-old Vered Behr and 60-year-old Zviah Eldar. Village Grannies just opened November last year in the East Village neighborhood of New York City and the shop is already creating a buzz. Voted Best Upscale Headshop for 2017 by New York Magazine, the Grannies are capitalizing on the newly expanded market for marijuana accessories.

Behr told VICE reporter Elyssa Goodman that, nowadays, smoking marijuana is Like having a drink at the bar across the street. Its something people do. Pew Research from 2016 confirms the uptick in casual smokers is more than just a passing trend. 71% of U.S. adults ages 18-35 (Millennials) support legalization, along with 57% of adults 36-51 (Gen X) and 56% of adults ages 52-70 (Baby Boomers).

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22:36

Gonna have to just start killing if I dont get laid: White Supremacist Plots Mass Shooting Due to Sexual Frustration "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

If white fragility wasnt harmful enough, pair it with male fragility and sexual frustration, and you have a potentially lethal combination.

Michael James Holt, a white supremacist from New South Australia, has admitted to stockpiling wepons and planning a mass shooting out of sexual frustration.

As reported by Raw Story:

Michael James Holt appeared Friday in an Australian court for a sentencing hearing after pleading guilty to a variety of firearms charges after police found his cache of homemade guns two years ago at his home, his grandfathers home and a hotel, reported The Sydney Morning Herald.

The 26-year-old later pleaded guilty to possessing and sharing child pornography after police found those images while investigating the shooting plot.

Prosecutors said the New South Australia man admitted to planning a mass shooting at a mall and also wanted to shoot teachers and students at a nearby school.

Holt admitted to an infatuation with neo-Nazi ideology and told a counselor that he believed Adolf Hitler was the greatest person to live, prosecutors told the sentencing judge.

Prosecutors presented more than 40 pages of text messages from Holt revealing his plan to shoot tourists and police, the newspaper reported and he blamed his violent urges on his inability to find a willing sexual partner.

Gonna have to just start killing people if I dont get laid soon, Holt said in one text message.

His defense attorneys are trying to excuse Holts behaviour due to his autism- disclosing that as a result...

22:30

Keeping The Faith: Bitcoins Top Three LIES "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Bitcoin can never become the currency of the world because it uses as much electricity as an entire nation just to run the infrastructure, Adams adds. It would be slow, and the transaction would be high, and to solve that problem we create these {crypto control} hard forks that proves Bitcoin isnt permanent. When Bitcoin []

22:26

Court Confirms DNC And Wasserman Schultz Showed Palpable Bias Against Bernie Sanders "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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A federal judge this week dismissed a class action lawsuit brought against the Democratic National Committee and its former chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz. But not before confirming what was already widely suspected: That the DNC rigged the 2016 primary to favor the eventual nominee, Hillary Clinton. Amazingly, the DNCs attorneys never bothered refuting the lawsuits claim that the []

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22:04

[WATCH] Are Southern California Jailers Injuring Inmates With Abusive Chicken Winging Holds? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Orange County Sheriffs Deputy Wesley Dean was admittedly agitated and looking to inflict pain on a jail inmate when he wrenched the mans hand high behind his back, breaking his

The post [WATCH] Are Southern California Jailers Injuring Inmates With Abusive Chicken Winging Holds? appeared first on Filming Cops.

22:02

Philipsburgh, PA "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Philipsburg is 3hr by car north of Gettysburg, the high water mark of the south.

This house is on Rt 53, in a place where everyone drives through. I guess its pride, not prejudice or something. Im sure that anyone whos black feels thatd be a place they could stop and ask for help if their car broke down, right?

Occasionally I think about stopping and asking, but usually when Ive talked to my neighbors that fly confederate flags, it doesnt go well. They just spout the usual bullshit and then try to dismiss me as a ${label} ${label} which is pretty funny since, by flying a flag that says redneck on it, this household is labeling themselves.

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21:57

Time for Paint. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Finally. After what seems like a thousand coats of stinkhorror. Valas given up on me breaking out the paint. Black backgrounds are dramatic, but what a pain in the arse. Of course, if there is a pain in the arse way to do something, Im sure to find it. The Simurgh is 25 x 12.

C. Ford.

21:40

Afghanistan and the CIA Heroin Ratline "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Russian Foreign Ministry is tracking how tons of chemicals are being illegally imported into Afghanistan from, among others, "Italy, France and the Netherlands," and how the US and NATO are doing absolutely nothing to contain the heroin ratline.

21:31

Popular Mobilization Units: Military Capabilities, Their Role In Iraq and Middle East "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

from SouthFront In June 2014, the so-called Islamic State (IS) occupied about one-third of Iraqs territory, including Iraqs second largest city, Mosul. It meant the radical islamists were close to capturing Baghdad and imposing its authority over all of Iraq. At that point the Iraqi government recognized the real danger of the situation and started []

21:28

How Will Human-Forced Climate Change Affect the Pacific Northwest? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It is an issue of extreme interest to almost everyone:  how will human-forced climate change affect our region?  

This blog will review what I believe is the state-of-the-science, one that will avoid hype or politicization of the issue.  One based on peer-reviewed publications and the best models we have available.  And an analysis that will be honest about what we don't know and the uncertainties.

What Climate Changes Have Occurred During the Past Decades in the Pacific Northwest?

Mankind has already changed the surface climate in our region in profound ways. We have massively irrigated parts of eastern Washington, reducing summer temperatures there (2-5F).   A high resolution satellite image illustrates the vast irrigated areas in the Columbia Basin.


We have cut down the trees in western Washington, replacing them with concrete and buildings, substantially warming the surface (as much as 5-10F, see satellite based temperatures below). Thus, there are urban heat islands in our built up area, with enhanced local temperatures.


We have created large farms in eastern WA, tearing off the protective surface vegetation, resulting in dust storms.  And our mismanagement of eastern Washington forests have resulted in increasing large fires and major smoke outbreaks.

There is more, but the message is clear: human activities have profoundly changed our surface climate in limited areas, without even talking about greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

What do surface weather observations show, regarding changes in temperature and precipitation over our region during the past decades?  Is there a trend?

Here are plots of NOAA/NWS average temperatures over Washington State for January through June for the past 50 years from their climate division data set (I chose a half year so 2017 could be available). For temperature, there was a big...

21:20

Congress Quietly Passed A Bill Allowing Warrantless Searches Of HomesOnly 1% Opposed It "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Rachel Blevins via The Free Thought Project

A major red flag was buried in the text of a bill with a seemingly harmless title.

A bill that will allow homes to be searched without a warrant was passed with overwhelming support by the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Trumpand it happened with no media coverage and very little fanfare.

On the surface, House Joint Resolution 76 looks harmless. The title of the bill claims that its purpose is Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to enter into a compact relating to the establishment of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission.

Whereas the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, an interstate compact agency of the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the State of Maryland, provides transportation services to millions of people each year, the safety of whom is paramount; Whereas an effective and safe Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority system is essential to the commerce and prosperity of the National Capital region; Whereas the Tri-State Oversight Committee, created by a memorandum of understanding amongst these 3 jurisdictions, has provided safety oversight of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

The proposal for a safety commission to act as a wing of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority may sound logical, when its power includes thing such as the ability to Adopt, revise, and distribute a written State Safety Oversight Program and to Review, approve, oversee, and enforce the adoption and implementation of WMATAs Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan.

However, there is one major red flag buried within the text of the bill that stems from the list of powers given to the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission, and it violates one of the basic t...

21:14

[WATCH] Detroit Police Officer Caught on Tape Body-Slamming Man WWE-style :Lawsuit "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A trip to a gas station to buy cigarettes turned into a night of terror for two Detroit men who say they were ambushed by two rogue police officers

The post [WATCH] Detroit Police Officer Caught on Tape Body-Slamming Man WWE-style :Lawsuit appeared first on Filming Cops.

21:05

Targeting Twitter. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A man takes pictures of hate tweets, a part of the art project #HEYTWITTER created by Shahak Shapira, outside Twitter office in Hamburg, Germany August 4, 2017 in this picture obtained from social media. Youtube via REUTERS.

BERLIN (Reuters) A German-Israeli artist who accuses Twitter of failing to delete hate speech tweets has taken matters into his own hands by stencilling the offending messages on the road in front of the companys Hamburg headquarters.

A post on video-sharing site YouTube showed Shahak Shapira and fellow activists stencilling tweets saying Germany needs a final solution to Islam and Lets gas the Jews clear references to the Nazi regimes World War Two genocide of Europes Jews. [youtu.be/jzMTBINlLFU]

Shapira said he had reported some 300 incidents of hate speech on Twitter but had received just nine responses from the company.

If Twitter forces me to see these things, then they should have to see it as well, he said in the video, posted on Monday, describing the comments as violations of the social networks community guidelines.

A very clever idea! You can read more about this at Reuters.

20:47

8 Types Of Internal Conflict And How To Find Peace Of Mind "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By via Loner Wolf

Your mind and heart feel like theyre split in two.

You want to do something, but another part of you is screaming NO WAY!

You believe in something, but you just cannot condone an action that belief teaches.

You feel like something is right, but then you also feel like its wrong.

How can you make any sense of all this mess, all this internal conflict? You feel like your brain is melting and youre starting to get desperate.

If you feel like youre going a little bit crazy, or the confusion is getting too much to handle, stop right now. Pause what youre doing, close your eyes, and take a deep breath. For the next minute, focus on your breathing coming in and out. In this article, I hope to help you get to the root of your internal conflict and how to find peace of mind.

What is Internal Conflict?

Internal conflict is the experience of having opposing psychological beliefs, desires, impulses or feelings. In the field of psychology, internal conflict is often referred to as cognitive dissonance, which is a term that refers to holding conflicting and inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes. This mental struggle can occur at any point in life over any topic such as relationships, work commitments, religious beliefs, moral standpoints, and social ideologies.

An e...

20:40

A Dog Is Re-Elected Mayor for a Third Term, Proving Politicians Are Useless "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Source: The Anti Media

As millions of Americans struggle to decide whether to elect a volatile narcissist or a calculated warmongering criminal as their next leader, one Minnesota town is doing politics right they just re-elected a dog to his third term as mayor.

Duke, a nine-year-old Great Pyrenees, was first elected mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota in 2014. The first time he won, it was by accident. The small town of just over 1,000 people held an election in which residents could pay $1 to vote. Duke won the race with twelve write-in votes and was treated to an official inauguration.

The towns voters were evidently happy with the 2014 fluke. Duke has been re-elected twice, most recently at the end of August.

His main role has been to promote a sense of community in the township. He was recently featured in a series of billboards promoting Cormorant.

I dont know who would run against him, because hes done such great things for the community, Karen Nelson, a resident of Cormorant told local ABC affiliate WDAY, before the election.

Everybody voted for Duke, except for one vote for his girlfriend, Lassie, Dukes owner David Rick said after Duke won.

Though Dukes re-election is particularly comical in an election year rife with unpopular candidates and marred by animosity, derision, and deceit, the towns decision to elect and keep a dog in office has profound implications.

Though over 1,000 p...

20:37

Single Payer Healthcare Is Achievable "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Republicans are good at staying on-message and turning good ideas into dirty words. We need to do the same. We need to make greedy, for-profit insurance companies the boogeyman and convince people that the government can do a better job providing healthcare.

20:16

The Chronovisor A Secret Device Used by the Vatican to Look into the Future and Past "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Ancient Code| The Chronovisor A Secret Device Used by the Vatican to Look into the Future and Past

According to numerous reports and stories that have been published through the years, among the many alleged secrets the Vatican has, there is a device called the Chronovisor. The device enables its user to observe future as well as past events.  Many believe this device is one of the greatest guarded secrets humanity has ever had.

Some even believe it is a crucial tool which has allowed the Vatican to preserve its influence and power through the years.

Ever since H. G. Wells composed his novel The Time Machine many people have been left fascinated by the idea of time travel. Even Theoretical Physics dreams of the possibility of making it work one day. Everything related to time travel today is related to science fiction, or so it seems at least. Interestingly, on May 2, 1972, an Italian newspaper shocked the world when they published an article with a provoking headline: A machine that photographs the past has finally been invented.

The news article indicated that dozens of scientists created an artifact that allowed them to photograph the past, and even witness important historical accounts directly connected with Jesus Christ.

The alleged device which according to many is nothing more than science fiction was built in the 1950s by a team of scientists led by Father Pellegrino Maria Ernetti, an Italian physicist who eventually became a priest.

It is believed that the team received important help from Nobel laureate Enrico Fermi and famous rocket scientist Wernher von Braun.

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20:14

WATCH: Cops Do Nothing as White Supremacist Fires Gun at Black People, Walks Away "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

 

Source: The Free Thought Project By: Matt Agorist

Charlottesville, VA As conspiracy theories about the deadly protests in Charlottesville earlier this month abound, a new video released by the ACLU adds some serious credence to some of these claims. In the video, we see a man wearing a bullet proof vest pull out a pistol in front of dozens of police officers, fire off a round and not a single cop budged.

Hey, nigger! the crazed racist says right before he fires his gun. Whether he was firing at a specific person or simply trying to terrorize the crowd was unclear. He appeared to be firing in the direction of Corey Long who was in an altercation with another group of people and had made a makeshift flame thrower with an aerosol can. However, what was entirely clear was the reaction from policethere wasnt one.

We all heard it and ran I know damn well they heard it, said Rosia Parker, a community activist in Charlottesville when speaking about the police. They never moved.

The man who fired the shot was never arrested that day. In fact, not until two weeks later did police act. On Saturday, Richard W. Preston, 52, was arrested and charged with discharging a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school during the so-called Unite The Right rally on Aug. 12. He is in custody in Towson, Maryland.

Now, many people are wondering why police never acted when the shooting originally happened.

As the NY Times reports, residents are still demanding to know why officers did not act in real time as heavily armed people fought and a car sped toward a crowd, killing a woman. So stark was the police failure to intervene, many participants in the protest and counterprotests believe it was by design.

Corrine Geller, a spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police,...

20:03

Catholic Church Says Paedophiles Innocent Because Children Consented "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Source: NP

The Catholic Church and local authorities in the United Kingdom have found a way to avoid paying out settlements to victims of paedophilia and sex abuse, by claiming that the children consented.

A government agency was denying compensation to some children because it said they had consented to the abuse, even if they were of an age where they could not do so legally.

The Telegraph reports:

Lawyers who represent some of the victims have told the Sunday Telegraph that the defence is more frequently being used by private schools, religious groups and local authorities when trying to defend compensation claims.

The revelation comes after news that the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, a Government agency, was denying some children compensation because it said they had consented to abuse even if they were of an age where they could not do so legally.

Siobhn Crawford, of London-based firm Bolt Burdon Kemp, one of the largest firms in the field, said the defence is normally used where a child turns 16 during the abuse.

She said the firm had dealt with ten such cases, and there had been an increase in the past two years as authorities became aware that it was an option.

For adults in a position of authority, it is illegal to have sex with a child under their care, even if the child is 16 or 17 at the time.

Anne Longfield, the Childrens Commissioner for England, said: No child ever gives their consent to being abused, and the increased use of this line of defence, although still quite rare, is worrying.

I have contacted the Ministry of Justice previously and again recently a...

20:01

[WATCH] San Diego Judge Denies El Cajon Officers Attempt to Dismiss Lawsuit Against Him in Alfred Olango Shooting "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

San Diego federal judge ruled Friday that the lawsuit against the El Cajon police officer who fatally shot Alfred Olango, an unarmed black man, last year can move forward. In

The post [WATCH] San Diego Judge Denies El Cajon Officers Attempt to Dismiss Lawsuit Against Him in Alfred Olango Shooting appeared first on Filming Cops.

19:30

Israel destroys Palestinian childrens school "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

August 22 was to be the first day in a new school for Palestinian children who had previously had to walk a long distance to their old school, itself an overcrowded one in a converted car garage. But the night before opening day, as part of its ongoing US-supported efforts to make life hell for the Palestinians it rules over in its apartheid state, Israeli forces destroyed the childrens school so that when the children turned up, there was nothing there.

Israeli military jeeps came barreling down towards Jubbet al-Dhibs first and only primary school late Tuesday night, terrifying locals who had been finishing preparations for the schools grand opening set for the next morning. Soldiers shot tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets as they cleared the way for bulldozers and flatbed trucks brought in to take the school.

The school, located between four Palestinian villages on the outskirts of Bethlehem, was built with caravans on a concrete foundation by local authorities and international NGOs partnered with the European Union, hoping to mitigate the myriad of challenges facing students in the area.

Israeli soldiers quickly cleared the area with crowd control weapons, and within an hour of the soldiers arrival the caravans had been loaded up and taken away along with the tables, desks, construction equipment and everything else other than the concrete foundation, bathrooms and tiny chairs brought for the seven-to-nine-year-olds that were expected to attend their first day of school the next morning.

The sheer cruelty of the Israeli policies is appalling. Watch this video of what happened.

19:22

Sunday Sermonette (a commentary) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Taking a cruise on the Thames on bank 
holiday - because that's what you do when
you're a on vacation. Or so it was explained.
A Better Mousetrap

I passed by Lambeth Palace while driving around downtown London on Sunday bank holiday today. I would have gone in, but they charge you if you want to go into the church. I must say that's more efficient than the way that the parsonage does it in Texas.

It's something like ten quid to walk inside...my-my-my.  The Archbishop is said to be a pillar of piety and occasionally hands out pennies to the poor when the cameras are rolling. It made me wonder if the archbishop and his apparatchiks ever actually read of the life of Christ in the Bible. I'm not taking a shot at Anglicans, but it did strike me as strange.

Sports

There is a certain logic to British-favored sports. Rugby was designed to be played in a mud-wallow and even though it hasn't rained on me since I've been in Old Blighty, it does rain (just not on me). I'm surprised that basketball isn't more popular here. Basketball was designed to be played by tall Africans -- indoors. The Brits have a LOT of Africans and a lot of indoors.

Fleecing the Cousins

I made a bit of money (all of it had pictures of the Queen on it but it spends) through personal bets on the recent fight between McGregor and Mayweather. At the officer's club at HMNB Devonport, there were lots of men watching and it only took a few veiled, snide comments directed toward the general "manhood" of th...

19:06

Justice for Animals "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In my case a small puppy was cruelly mistreated and abandoned. In another case our wild horses again are threatened by selfish interests. Isn't this world large enough for us AND the animals?

18:57

McCains Mad World and The Cancer of Conflict "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

21st Century Wire says

Some devastating news befell John Sidney McCain III recently, as his staff announced that the US Senator had been diagnosed with a brain tumor called glioblastoma discovered during recent testing at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. We wish the Senator well

On Episode #195 Chickenhawk Nation of the SUNDAY WIRE with co-hosts Patrick Henningsen and Mike Robinson, we break down all the reasons why we think its time for McCain to retire.

The list is endless. Well start with a real cancer of conflict the senseless truck bombing of Al-Kindi cancer treatment hospital in Aleppo, Syria. The attack carried out by the same freedom fighters that McCain was seen cavorting with during his secret trip to the Aleppo area in May 2013. The very same rebels he was supplying weapons to the Free Syrian Army (under the command of Jabbat al Nusra aka al Qaeda in Syria) would later order the bombing on this cancer treatment hospital. LISTEN:


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18:48

White Supremacists Run, Hide and Play Media Games in San Francisco "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Patriot Prayer provocateurs are pushing the limits of these time, place and mannner thresholds. They are prompting the city police to track them, close city parks, divert bus and transit lines, and monitor counter-protests. This is not a game, not after the white power-sparked violence in Charlottesville. Somehow, they think their antics are patriotic and that any ensuing chaos left in their wake is not their fault.

18:45

Cambodia Exposes, Expels US Network "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Joseph Thomas The government of Cambodia has exposed and expelled a US network attempting to interfere in the nations political processes. The US National...

18:33

Manufactured Outrage and Charlottesville "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jason Bermas breaks down the medias manufactured outrage regarding the events in Charlottesville VA and asks where the valid outrage is regarding the Trump administration.

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18:30

People Who Chose To Not Evacuate For Hurricane Told To Put SSN On Arms "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Mac Slavo Tens of thousands of Texans have evacuated their homes fearing Hurricane Harvey. Now, one local leader in a coastal Texas community had told...

18:28

Australias Turnbull Governments Anti-Terror Tool Kit "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It has been a week of bollards in Australia. And defence barriers. And hedges and vegetation. No, not the radio garden hour, or the herbaceous borders special featured on prime time television, delivered by a bearded man with a facial

18:25

Video: Afghanistan Where Empires Die "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Nedka Babliku sits down with Adam Garrie to discuss the true meaning of Trumps surge in Afghanistan.

Digital Divides: Where Empires Die

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18:25

Sunday Facepalm. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The immaturity of so many conservative, christian white males is, at times, unbelievable. Like so many toddlers who never saw a reason to mature emotionally or intellectually, too many of them are in seats of power, or close to them, and happily enable swathes of equally immature assholes to continue in asshole behaviour and rhetoric. One leading the pack in the immaturity stakes is the ever noisy Wayne Allyn Root. Once again, hes spitting and frothing about women, but specifically, liberal women. And liberal men, just the worst yknow.

On his Wednesday radio program, right-wing commentator, conspiracy theorist and Donald Trumpobsessed sycophant Wayne Allyn Root gushed about President Trumps rally in Arizona the night before, rejoicing that Trump is a real man to whom liberals just dont know how to respond.

Root said that he, like Trump, is also a real guys guy and was treated the same way by all the liberal, spoiled brat, lucky sperm club pussycat wussies he encountered while attending Columbia University.

Mr. Root never stays quiet over just how much hes a real man, a real mans man, and a real guys guy. Honestly, if he got himself a neon suit advertising his base insecurity, it would be more subtle. He makes sure to tell people, frequently, how efficiently he can beat people up, because thats one of those markers of a real man. He makes sure to mention, often, that locker room talk and vulgarity towards women is real man stuff, too. Now, those one the liberal and humanitarian side of life are assigned to people who cant cope with a real man. Ive said before, and Ill say again, most of us know exactly how to deal with such types. They are commonly known as assholes.

Liberal, spoiled brat, lucky sperm club pussycat wussies. :Laughs: Sometimes, I really do think its a pity such men cant genuinely hear themselves. This is almost painfully pitiful, and an old, old song.

Root said that liberal men dont know how to fight and they dont know how to argue and only pretend to care about issues because youre a guy and there are women in the room and you want to have sex.

Lots of people want to have sex, its fun. Now, Im privileged to know a whole lot of liberal people, many men among them, and they are excellent at argument, but I expect that wouldnt meet Roots definition, whatever it might be. Arguing is not compulsory in a relat....

18:21

Trump: Afghanistan First "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

For those who know from whence real power flows in Americas political establishment, the uninterrupted continuation of Americas 16 year war in Afghanistan came as no surprise. 

For those voters who believed US President Donald Trump represented the publics desire

18:20

Tough New Illegal US Sanctions on Venezuela. Economic Warfare "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: stephenlendman.org (Home Stephen Lendman). Contact at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

On Friday, the Trump administration escalated economic war on Venezuelan sovereign independence.

Since established in 1999, the nations Bolivarian social democracy was targeted for

18:18

Congress Quietly Passed a Bill Allowing Warrantless Searches of HomesOnly 1% Opposed It "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A bill that will allow homes to be searched without a warrant was passed with overwhelming support by the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Trumpand it happened with no media coverage and very little fanfare.

18:17

Brexit Coup dEtat for Financial and Environmental Deregulation "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

There has been endless commentary on Britains Stay or Leave the EU referendum and the narrow victory of the Leave side which is being cemented into British government and history by the very near June 8 election. 

It is worth

18:15

Greeces Economic Crisis: Yanis Varoufakiss Account "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Featured image: Yanis Varoufakis (Source: CC Flickr Marc Lozano)

18:15

Antony Sutton, Skull & Bones, Hitler, The Bush Family "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Jon Rappoport The prodigious author and researcher, Antony Sutton (1925-2002), wrote about hidden men behind momentous events. I recently came across a 1999 interview...

18:14

ZapArte Rebellion: Art for Independence "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Josef Dobraszczyk The state of Chiapas hosts some of the most spectacular scenery in perhaps all of Mexico, from dense tropical jungles to sweeping...

18:11

The Departure of the Ideologues: Sebastian Gorka Leaves the White House "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Featured image: Former Deputy Assistant to the US President, Sebastian Gorka (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Troubling times, indeed, if we are noting the ecstasy of Wall Street traders at the departure of a White House official. What troubles the financiers

18:10

The Possible Education of Donald Trump "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Despite the chaos and ugliness of the past seven months, President Trump has finally begun to turn U.S. foreign policy away from the neoconservative approach of endless war against an ever-expanding roster of enemies.

This change has occurred largely behind

18:08

Language Wars "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

If it is a truism that after a war the victor writes the history, then it could be argued that the victor also chooses the language in which the history will be written. If it is a war of the

18:05

Will Russia Move Its Capital to Siberia? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In the forty-fourth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Izvestia, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, and Sovietskaya Rossiya. He discusses how much the new U.S. sanctions will diminish the Russian gross domestic product and how Russia could repair the damage. Professor Kovacevic also talks about the sudden spread of the Coxsackievirus in Turkey and its repercussions for the thousands of Russian tourists. In addition, he discusses the proposals for the relocation of the Russian capital city to Siberia and the consequences of the failed putsch against the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in August 1991, exactly 26 years ago.

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Nezavisimaya Gazeta August 21, 2017

Izvestia August 18, 2017

Rossiyskaya Gazeta August 21, 2017

Sovietskaya Rossiya August 19, 2017

18:04

Im all for removing that statue, too "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

There is a monument to Christopher Columbus at the Minnesota capitol in St Paul? I had no idea. He was an evil old monster, Im all for removing anything like that and there is a petition to remove it and replace it with two statues, one of Prince and another of someone chosen by the Indian community. I like that idea.

But then, I think we should regularly change art anyway. The Columbus statue isnt exactly equivalent to Michelangelos David. It was bought and paid for by an association of Italian-Americans about a century ago, and so what it really represents is a wave of self-promotion by an ethnic community that had been discriminated against (which is a fine thing to do; its just too bad they picked such a terrible hero), and isnt necessarily high art. Of course, Michelangelos David was also commissioned as propaganda by Florentines to cock a snook at Rome, so motives dont necessarily mar great art, but does anyone believe this particular statue will stand the test of time? Does anyone think the Confederate statues that dot the landscape are actually significant works of art? Many of them were mass-produced!

I have no problem with old, pedestrian art being taken down and replaced with new stuff thats the kind of change that also brings more money to artists, too. And then, a century from now, Minnesotans can look at the statue of Prince and think about whether to swap it out with something new, too.*

We often revise and modify memorial art. That statue of Columbus originally described him as discovering America; that did not go over well in a state with a substantial native population and an even larger Scandinavian population (and, I fear, the sensibilities of the Lake Wobegone set were more influential than the Indians) and it was replaced with a plaque that credited him with initiated the merging of the cultures between the old and new worlds (warning: autoplay video at link!), which is the niftiest euphemism for rape, looting, and genocide Ive ever seen.

Theres also a Spanish-American War memorial there that had the most revealing change:

The original memorial honored Minnesota soldiers who battled to free the oppressed peoples of the Philippine Islands, who suffered under the despotic rule of Spain.

The corrected language reads: The United States entered that war to defeat Spain, not to free the Filipinos. Most of the battles listed above were fought against Filipinos.

Yeah, thats a kinda different interpretation all right.

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17:53

New App Translates Human Speech Into Elephant Language To Save The Species "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Have you ever wanted to communicate with animals, specifically elephants? Its now possible, thanks to the Hello in Elephant smartphone app that translates texts, expressions and phrases into basic elephant language counterparts.  If you wanted to say I love you, for instance, the app would translate the intention into a sound clip of an elephant expressing exactly that.

CampaignBrief reports that the tool was developed by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which is based in Kenya, Africa. The goal is to boost awareness about elephant conservation and raise money in the process.  Its a noble effort, considering the African elephant is predicted to go extinct within 10 years due to poaching and habitat loss.

Reportedly, the organization hopes that by bridging the language barrier between the great mammals and humans, users will be more likely to donate to their survival. After decades of research into the ways elephants communicate and behave, were beginning to understand their language, said a Sheldrick spokesperson. The HelloinElephant Campaign has been created to provide people with the ability to translate simple human words and emotions into elephant calls that signal similar emotions or intentions.

Elephants are one of the most intelligent and empathetic creatures on the planet, which is why their plight is so newsworthy. Sadly, their numbers are dwindling. In the early 20th century, th...

17:49

Here Are The Top 25 Career Choices For An Empath "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Do you find yourself inspired to give back to the world but overwhelmed by a stressful work environment and/or negative people? Chances are, youre an empath who is in the wrong profession.

An empath is someone who feels more deeply than the average human, as they have heightened awareness. As a result, certain career choices are optimal and others not so much. For instance, an empath thrives in smaller companies with fewer people and a reduced amount of stress.

An energy-sensitive individual may also enjoy working from home, or at least for themselves. This is because the comfortable environment allows them to schedule regular breaks and manage their own time.

Some of the worst professions for an empath include working in a corporate setting, where noise, gossip and energy vampires abound. A job in sales, as well, isnt ideal for a sensitive individual as they feel guilty misleading people to buy objects they may or may not need, and lack the aggressiveness required to do well in this field.

Fortunately, the following 25 career choices are ideal for an empath, as they dont challenge the persons sensitive nature:

  1. Being self-employed:

Empaths are at their best when they have the freedom to make their own schedules. Because emotional freedom is of crucial importance for their creative potential, the following self-employed professions are ideal for an empath:

Writers

Editors

Medical professional

Artists

Website and graphic designers

Virtual assistants

Accountants

Lawyers

Electricians

Plumbers

Real-estate

Business consulting

  1. Outdoor professions:...

17:43

This Montage Of Animals Revolting From Captivity Will Give You Chills [Video] "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

No animal wants to live in a cage. Though this may be common knowledge, we humans continue to capture and raise animals in captivity primarily for the sake of entertainment. Yes, some efforts are purely for conservation purposes and are essential to ensure endangered species dont go extinct. However, keeping monkeys, orcas and other exotic animals many people find cute in enclosures is less than humane.

If you disagree, just watch a montage created by The Dodo that shows various species of animals revolting from captivity. The footage isnt only frightening at times, its downright gut-wrenching.

It is now well-established that animals kept in captivity tend to have shorter life spans than those that live in the wild and experience emotional suffering due to being separated from their kin. Animals kept in zoos, marine parks and circuses also tend to display symptoms of stress from living in artificial conditions and regularly show symptoms of boredom.

At the end of the day, every creature desires to live a happy life on their own terms. Hopefully, the montage inspires more people to consider this in the future.

Read more: The Harsh Reality About Zoos, Circuses And Animal In Captivity

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17:24

Table Talk No. 7 Keeping the Long View and Being our own Best Hope: "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

An Unrelenting Remembrance

by Kevin D. Annett

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No one can prevent you from living in accordance with your own nature; therefore what is sacred lies within your own mind and its capacity to direct your life according to justice and integrity. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Someone asked me the other day whether I mind all the smears and slagging Ive taken in the Canadian media. Why should I? came my reply. I was first attacked as a public enemy by the Vancouver press when I was only seventeen.

Forty five years later, I cherish how early in my life I learned of the power of the Establishment to fabricate hysteria, lies and mud slinging and of my own capacity to overcome all of it. That knowledge is part of my inner ballast whenever the panic and madness of those around me threatens to overwhelm my little ship.

None of what we endure today is new. Any genuine radical who understands their own experience over a lifetime can recognize how completely vulnerable are the Powers That Be Not to the simplest act of defiance by any of us. I first learned that up close as a teenager when I made the headlines and earned the hatred of many simply by trying to democratize the public school system against every vested interest in sight.

I relate some of this voyage of discovery in my autobiography Unrelenting: Between Sodom and Zion. (Amazon, 2016) I re-read it last night and recalled like a warm wave in my guts the shining truth that I have always been my own rock and foundation, and thereby have remained unfailing and endured. As much as I love creations mystery and what some call God, I have always felt that divinity is as close to me as the pulse of my own compassion and the reach of my integrity. Otherwise, how can it be real?

Such soulful self-reliance is a difficult idea for many of todays prospective freedom fighters who lack the courage that comes from knowi...

17:22

US New Strategy for Afghanistan Doomed to Failure: Afghan Analyst "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

All strategies that are focused merely on killing the terrorists without a program for reconciliation and nation-building will experience heavy defeat, an Afghan analyst said in a reference to the US new strategy for Afghanistan.

17:17

NEO Putin in Siberia: If it Looks Like a Fish "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jim W. Dean - The Deep State hatred for Putin is well-placed. He represents everything they are not; and the longer he survives, the chances grow that his leadership style might catch on.

17:16

Thousands March in Support of Ousted South Korean Leader "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Thousands of supporters of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye marched in Seoul on Saturday to protest a court ruling that appeared to support key corruption charges against her.

17:13

Newsletter: As US Empire Fails, Trump Expands A Quagmire "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. Many ask why are we still at war in Afghanistan: Osama bid Laden is dead, other alleged 9-11 attack attackers are caught or killed. This shows that calling Afghanistan the longest running Fake War in US history is right -- fake because it was never about terrorism but about business. If terrorism were the issue, Saudi Arabia would be the prime US enemy, but Saudi Arabia is also about business. We share the conclusion of human rights activist and Green vice presidential candidate in 2016 Ajamu Baraka who wrote for the Black Alliance for Peace that: "In an obscene testament to U.S. vanity and the psychopathological commitment to global white supremacy, billions have already been wasted, almost three thousand U.S. lives lost and over 100,000 dead. It is time to admit defeat in Afghanistan and bring the war to an end. Justice and common sense demand that the bloodletting stop." When we understand the true motives of US Empire, that conclusion is even worse

17:02

Video Shows Bully Cop Tackle Innocent Mom, Smash Her Head Into the Ground "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Disturbing video shows a Georgia cop attack, assault, and arrest a woman for doing nothing other than practicing her free speech.

16:47

EXCLUSIVE: Cop Caught on Video Holding Man at Gunpoint for Filming on His Own Property "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A man was assaulted with a deadly weapon by a San Antonio police officer for allegedly filming a traffic stop from his own property.

16:46

Renegotiating NAFTA Is Putting Lipstick On A Pig "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Robert E. Scott for Economic Policy Institute. The first round of the Trump administrations NAFTA renegotiations began in Washington wrapped up on Saturday. The negotiators will meet again in September in Mexico City and then again in October in Canada. The United States has not yet proposed any specific measures on important issues such as labor rights, currency manipulation, or rules of origin. By all accounts, these negotiations are more likely to hurt than help most working Americans, who would be better served by efforts to target countries with large, global trade surpluses such as China, the European Union (EU) and Japan. Rather than tinkering around the edges of NAFTA, the United States should begin a campaign to realign the U.S. dollar and rebalance global trade.

16:45

Thousands of Water Rescues Underway as Catastrophic Flooding Hits Houston "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

(ANTIMEDIA)  After evolving into a Category 4 storm from a tropical depression in only 56 hours, Hurricane Harvey made landfall Friday night near Rockford, Texas, where it stalled for hours, unleashing sustained winds of over 140 mph, along with torrential rain. As the storm inched onto land, it slowly reduced in intensity, but with the decrease in wind speed came an increase in rainfall.

Overnight Saturday into Sunday morning, the worst case scenario rainfall projections suddenly appeared to be coming true. Houston and the surrounding areas were taking on water at a rate of six inches an hour. Catastrophic rainfall amounts are estimated to end up as high as 50 inches in some areas.

Live feed from Houston:

 

As night fell, Houstons roadways began rapidly taking on water, stranding drivers in their cars and residents in their homes. Around midnight, the National Weather Service and local Houston authorities urged residents to stay in their homes and avoid all travel, referring to the flooding potential as both epic and catastrophic.

Rescue teams were overwhelmed with too many emergency calls to respond to each one and had to prioritize life-and-death situations.

Its catastrophic, unprecedented, epic whatever adjective you want to use, a National Weather Service meteorologist, told the Houston Chronicle. Its pretty horrible right now....

16:25

To Make Fun Of Nazis, Look To Charlie Chaplin "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Kevin Hagopian for The Conversation. White nationalists and neo-Nazis are having their moment. Former Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard David Duke is back, yet again, in the media spotlight, while newer figures such as white supremacist Richard Spencer and Christopher Cantwell are broadcasting their views via social media feeds and niche internet channels. Many Americans are wondering if this resurgent movement should be ignored, feared or fought. What, exactly, is the best antidote for neo-Nazism? What about laughter? While the August 12 violence in Charlottesville, Virginia was no joke, the images of armor-clad, tiki-torch-wielding white nationalists did give fodder to late-night talk show hosts and editorial cartoonists.

16:22

The Coming Tet Offensive JIHAD Is Here (Part 3) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Why are refugee/resettlement Jihadis guarding some of America's most sensitive infrastructure? We are about ready to find out.

Why are refugee/resettlement Jihadis guarding some of Americas most sensitive infrastructure? We are about ready to find out.

I was among the very first to report the real truth about the events related to Benghazi and the quality of my sources put me months ahead of the vast majority of the Independent Media. I am not bragging, I am emphasizing that these same sources of intelligence information are telling me, in unison, that the United States is facing a TET Offensive style of terrorist attacks inside of our country.

The TET Offensive

Readers may recall that in 1968, after the LBJ administration was repeatedly telling the American people that we were winning the Vietnam War, until the Viet Cong attacked every single capital, in every single South Vietnamese province. Even the US embassy in Saigon was momentarily captured. This was the turning point of the Vietnam War. My sources have compared whats coming to the TET offensive. According to these deep-cover sources, as well as on-the-record sources, gun-free zones will be targeted (e.g. athletic events, concerts, schools, malls and university campuses. DHS knows it and the FBI knows it, and now you know it.

Of course this will lead to the imposition of martial law practices without a formal declaration of martial law. These policies will include gun confiscation, the execution of gun owners who do not surrender their guns following an executive decree. I do not anticipate that Trump will be the one giving that order. The policies also call for the enforcement of sanctions against people who are on various lists. No, not the No-Fly lists, but for people who are on the Red and the Blue Lists. These are the very same lists that Steve Quayle has been warning...

16:18

[WATCH] Dash Cam Footage Released of Saginaw Township Officer-Involved Shooting "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

SAGINAW Dash cam video and audio helped a prosecutor to decide a Saginaw Township police officer did not act with criminal intent in a fatal shooting. Thirty-eight-year-old Farhad Jabbari

The post [WATCH] Dash Cam Footage Released of Saginaw Township Officer-Involved Shooting appeared first on Filming Cops.

16:15

United States Criticized for Ongoing Korea War Games "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Staff for Al Jazeera. US and South Korean troops have begun annual military drills amid heated warnings by North Korea that the exercises will worsen tensions in the region. The Ulchi Freedom Guardian drills, which began on Monday, are largely computer-simulated war games. The exercise brings together as many as 50,000 South Korean soldiers and approximately 17,500 US service members for a simulation of war on the Korean Peninsula. South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said the drills are defensive in nature. He said the exercises are held regularly because of repeated provocations by North Korea, including two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month. Pyongyang called the 11-day operation a "reckless" invasion rehearsal that could trigger an "uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war". China and Russia last week urged the United States to suspend the drills in exchange for North Korea suspending its missile and nuclear tests.

16:14

Is Violence The Way To Fight Racism? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Peter Singer for Project Syndicate. PRINCETON, NJ Should rallies by neo-Nazis and white supremacists be met with violence? That question was raised by the tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12. White supremacists held a rally to protest the planned removal from a public park of a statue of Robert E. Lee, the leader of the Confederate army during the Civil War. A counter-protest was organized, and street fighting broke out. A woman, Heather Heyer, was killed and 19 people injured when James Fields, a white nationalist, drove his car at high speed into a crowd of counter-protesters.

16:14

Amid Warnings Of Financial Crash, Fed Chair Promotes Illusions "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Nick Beams for World Socialist Web Site. Wyoming (August 26, 2017) - Yesterdays speech by Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen to the conclave of central bankers at Jackson Hole, Wyoming recalled events at the gathering 12 years ago. At that meeting, the growing signs of the devastating financial crisis that was to strike in 2008 were completely ignored. That was likewise the situation at this years meeting, held under conditions where the surge in stock markets is bringing warnings of a major collapse. The 2005 meeting was organised as a celebration of the achievements of the "Maestro, Fed chief Alan Greenspan, whose policies, it was claimed, had brought a new era of prosperity to the global economy.

16:12

US Dismisses UN Plea: Wont Stop Bombing Civilians in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

(ANTIWAR.COM)  The soaring civilian death toll from US airstrikes against the ISIS capital city of Raqqa has gotten so bad that yesterday, it actually fueled a statement from the United Nations requesting the US pause their airstrikes to allow more civilians to flee the city.

US officials are rejecting this call, however, with Special Envoy Brett McGurk insisting that the war against ISIS is going very well, and that the number one thing that we have to do to to help civilians in Raqqa is continue the war and defeat ISIS outright.

McGurk went on to say that President Trump is focused like a laser destroying ISIS, and that the war is going well, but that they will take the United Nations call to pause the strikes under advisement. Its clear, however, they arent taking the call seriously.

Thats unsurprising, as the Pentagon has gone out of their way to downplay the huge civilian toll of their ISIS air war, and appears to be confident that they can continue to mislead everyone about the number of people actually being killed in their strikes long enough to defeat ISIS outright.

By Jason Ditz / Republished with permission / ANTIWAR.COM / Report a typo

This article was chosen for republication based on the interest of our readers. Anti-Media republishes stories from a number of other independent news sources. The views expressed in this article are the authors own and do not reflect Anti-Media editorial policy.

16:11

Atomic blondes have more fury "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

My wife and I went on a date last night and saw Atomic Blonde. She enjoyed it it was the late showing, and she has a tendency to nod off in the theater if theres any slack in the pacing, but she was bolt upright and wide awake the whole time and I liked the twisty spy novel plot and shady characters with underhanded schemes. But two major questions were unresolved.

  1. If Lorraine Broughton and John Wick got in a fight, how high would the body count be? Note that Im not asking who would win, because we all know they would both emerge bloody and battered but victorious, but how much havoc would be wreaked upon assorted minions, passers-by, and crime/spy chiefs? I give the edge to John right now, but only because hes had two movies and more practice. Lorraine needs a sequel to even it up.

  2. How much did German rent-a-thugs get paid? It cant have been more than the equivalent of $50K/year, right? Maybe bump it up a bit if they get some kind of hazard bonus, and maybe theyre better off than that with fantastic free healthcare (they need it), but whatever it was, it couldnt account for the knock-down-drag-out fights they were getting into. Fierce woman charges into a guy, punches him so hard he flies up against a wall; he draws a knife and launches himself into her, she disarms him, stabs him hard in the back, stabs him a few more times in the chest, and he staggers back; he lurches forward again, wham-bam-wham, she pounds him in the face; he reaches for a gun, she throws him down the stairs. Whats his motivation? I mean, if it were me, at the first punch Id be thinking to myself Im going to be laid up for a week, its going to take more than a couple of ibuprofens to get over this, Im not getting paid enough for this crap, I think Ill just take a little nap right here. Heck, just the look on Charlize Therons determined angry face would have me backing up and saying Lady, you win. But they kept coming!

Its a very angry movie, and I needed that. Its also stylish and has a great soundtrack, if you like 80s music. For some reason, Theron reminded me of Iris I recommend that no one or no thing pick a fight with her.

16:05

How ExxonMobil Corporation misled the public about climate science "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

ExxonMobil is under threat of litigation by the attorneys general of several states that they violated, variously, racketeering, consumer protection, or investor protection statutes through their communications regarding anthropogenic global warming (AGW), as stated by Geoffrey Supran and Naomi Oreskes in their paper Assessing ExxonMobils climate change communications (19772014) that appeared in the August 23, 2017 issue of Environmental Research Letters (vol. 12 (2017) 084019). Supran and Oreskes show that the internal ExxonMobil documents and research supported and done by ExxonMobil largely supported the scientific consensus on human-caused climate change while their public stance was largely at odds with it.

In the abstract of the paper they describe how the research done by ExxonMobil differed from what they publicly said.

In all four cases, we find that as documents become more publicly accessible, they increasingly communicate doubt. This discrepancy is most pronounced between advertorials and all other documents. For example, accounting for expressions of reasonable doubt, 83% of peer-reviewed papers and 80% of internal documents acknowledge that climate change is real and human-caused, yet only 12% of advertorials do so, with 81% instead expressing doubt. We conclude that ExxonMobil contributed to advancing climate scienceby way of its scientists academic publicationsbut promoted doubt about it in advertorials. Given this discrepancy, we conclude that ExxonMobil misled the public.

In the discussion section of the paper, they explain clearly what ExxonMobil is guilty of concerning anthropogenic global warming.

The question we have addressed in this study is not whether ExxonMobil suppressed climate change research, withheld it, or sought to hide it, which is how ExxonMobil has glossed the allegations against it. This is also how the allegations have occasionally been presented in the press. Our assessment of ExxonMobils peer-reviewed publications and the role of its scientists supports the conclusion that the company did not suppress climate scienceindeed, it contributed to it.

However, on the question of whether ExxonMobil misled non-scientific audiences about climate science, our analysis supports the conclusion that it did. This conclusion is based on three factors: discrepancies in AGW communications between document categories; imbalance in impact of different document categories; and factual mispresentations in some advertorials.

Katherine Hayhoe, professor and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, was at one time funded by ExxonMobil and...

15:53

US Vastly Escalates Economic War On Venezuela "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Telesur. Venezuela - President Nicolas Maduro says the new financial sanctions imposed by the U.S. president on Venezuela are illegal, and the first to suffer will be U.S. investors. He said the prohibiton on U.S. citizens and companies buying Venezuelan bonds and securities, is an attempt to strangle Venezuela's economy. "Can the world accept this?" he asked, and called for solidarity from the world community. He recognized that the sanctions will mean sacrifice for the Venezuelan people. But he said they also open up the opportunity for a new era of independence. On this day in 2017, he said, "begins the stage of post-domination by the United States, with Venezuela again at the center of this struggle for dignity and liberation."

15:51

Antony Sutton, Skull&Bones, Hitler, the Bush family "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Antony Sutton, Skull&Bones, Hitler, the Bush family

by Jon Rappoport

August 27, 2017

The prodigious author and researcher, Antony Sutton (1925-2002), wrote about hidden men behind momentous events.

I recently came across a 1999 interview with Sutton, conducted by Kris Millegan, researcher and head of TrineDay publishers.

Millegan wrote about Antony Sutton in 1999: Antony C. Sutton, 74, has been persecuted but never prosecuted for his research and subsequent publishing of his findings. His mainstream career was shattered by his devotion towards uncovering the truth. In 1968, his Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development was published by The Hoover Institute at Stanford University (see also my additional piece here). Sutton showed how the Soviet states technological and manufacturing base, which was then engaged in supplying the North Vietnamese the armaments and supplies to kill and wound American soldiers, was built by US firms and mostly paid for by the US taxpayers. From their largest steel and iron plant, to automobile manufacturing equipment, to precision ball-bearings and computers, basically the majority of the Soviets large industrial enterprises had been built with the United States help or technical assistance.

Then, someone sent Antony a membership list of Skull and Bones and a picture jumped out. And what a picture! A multigenerational foreign-based secret society with fingers in all kinds of pies and roots going back to Illuminati influences in 1830s Germany.

Here are excerpts from the 1999 interview:

Millegan Can you tell the story of how you learned of Skull & Bones? And how you felt?

Sutton I knew nothing of S&B until I received a letter in the early 80s asking if I would like to look at a genuine membership list. For no real reason I said yes. It was agreed to send the package by Federal Express and I could keep it for 24 hours, it had to be returned to the safe. It was a black b...

15:51

Groundbreaking Study Shows Fasting Can Slow Aging, Rebuild Immune System "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Groundbreaking research reveals the dramatic healing benefits of a fasting mimicking diet, including rebooting the immune system and slowing aging.

15:40

Is The Market Economy Working? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By William Blum for the Anti-Empire Report. Speaking in very broad terms slavery gave way to feudalism feudalism gave way to capitalism capitalism is not a timelessly valid institution but was created to satisfy certain needs of the time capitalism has outlived its usefulness and must now give way to socialism the ultimate incompatibility between capitalist profit motive and human environmental survival demands nothing less. The system corrupts every important aspect of our lives, including the one which takes up the most of our time - our work, even for corporation executives, who demand huge salaries and benefits to justify their working at jobs that otherwise are not particularly satisfying.

15:35

[WATCH] Oklahoma Police Chief Outed as Owner of Racist Website and White Supremacist Record Label "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A Texas television station investigating white supremacist hate in their region was startled to discover a website linked to the newly-appointed Colbert, Oklahoma police chief. It started with all of

The post [WATCH] Oklahoma Police Chief Outed as Owner of Racist Website and White Supremacist Record Label appeared first on Filming Cops.

15:31

Sheriff Who Trump Pardoned Protected Pedophiles by Refusing to Investigate 100s of Child Sex Crimes "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

arpaioSheriff Joe Arpaio's office failed to investigate over 400 sex crimeswith victims as young as 2 years oldin many of which the suspects were already known.

15:22

Gladio B Opium War Goes Into High Gear As Russia Declares US Sanctions An Act Of War "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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15:18

Korea, Afghanistan And The Never Ending War Trap "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Pepe Escobar for Counterpunch. A China-North Korea mutual defense treaty has been in effect since 1961. Under this framework, Beijings response to Trumps fire and fury was a thing of beauty. If Pyongyang attacks, China is neutral. But if the US launches a McMaster-style pre-emptive attack, China intervenes militarily on behalf of Pyongyang. As a clincher, Beijing even made it clear that its preference is for the current status quo to remain. Checkmate. Evidence may have been provided by a very important meeting last week between the chairmen of the US and Chinese Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford and General Fang Fenghui. They signed a deal that the Pentagon spun as able to reduce the risk of miscalculation in Northeast Asia. And extra evidence in the they got us department is that B-1B heavy bomber decapitation practice runs out of Andersen Air Force Base in Guam have been quietly suspended. This crucial, largely unreported fact . . . .

15:14

WATCH: Cops Do Nothing as White Supremacist Fires Gun at Black People, Walks Away "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

gunDamning new video shows a white supremacist fire off his gun at a group of people all the while police do nothing as he simply walks away.

15:08

Presidential Pardon of Joe Arpaio During Hurricane Harvey Widely Condemned "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

(COMMONDREAMS)  Rights groups, immigration activists, legal experts, politicians, and others swiftly denounced President Donald Trumps decision to pardon the notorious former sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was awaiting sentencing after being convicted of criminal contempt for violating a court order that mandated he and his deputies stop racially profiling Latinos in Maricopa County, Arizona.

Trumps pardon of Arpaio is an official endorsement on racial profiling and the abuse of immigrants and people of color, said United We Dream executive director Cristina Jimenez. It is also a slap in the face of the people in Maricopa County who voted a racist, anti-immigrant sheriff out of his job.

Instead of a dog whistle, President Trump picked up a bullhorn, said Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. This pardon sends a dangerous message that a law enforcement officer who abused his position of power and defied a court order can simply be excused by a president who himself clearly does not respect the law.

Once again, the president has acted in support of illegal, failed immigration enforcement practices that target people of color and that have been struck down by the courts, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) deputy legal director Cecillia Wang, who sought the court injunction against Arpaio, told Reuters.

Many expressed concerns about the long-term legal implications of Trumps decision.

15:05

How Much Should Nonprofit Hospital CEOs Earn? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Alicia Freeze for Seven Days. The average Vermonter makes about $50,000 a year. Executive directors of Vermont nonprofits make an average of $83,000, according to the group Common Good Vermont. Yet the heads of nonprofit hospitals in Vermont earn around $550,000 on average. Last year, the University of Vermont Medical Center CEO made more than $2 million. Hospital board members say their executive pay is in line with competitors and makes up a small portion of their budget. But not everyone buys that defense. "The public is struggling to pay for health care," said Sen. Chris Pearson (P/D-Chittenden). "To see that the CEO of our hospital is getting $2 million ... it's just way out of whack with the Vermont economy."

15:04

Congress & Trump Quietly Passed A Bill Allowing Warrantless Searches of Homes Only 1% Opposed It "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This article by Rachel Blevins was originally published by Free Thought Project

A bill that will allow homes to be searched without a warrant was passed with overwhelming support by the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Trumpand it happened with no media coverage and very little fanfare.

On the surface, House Joint Resolution 76 looks harmless. The title of the bill claims that its purpose is Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to enter into a compact relating to the establishment of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission.

Whereas the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, an interstate compact agency of the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the State of Maryland, provides transportation services to millions of people each year, the safety of whom is paramount; Whereas an effective and safe Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority system is essential to the commerce and prosperity of the National Capital region; Whereas the Tri-State Oversight Committee, created by a memorandum of understanding amongst these 3 jurisdictions, has provided safety oversight of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

The proposal for a safety commission to act as a wing of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority may sound logical, when its power includes thing such as the ability to Adopt, revise, and distribute a written State Safety Oversight Program and to Review, approve, oversee, and enforce the adoption and implementation of WMATAs Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan.

However, there is one major red flag buried within the text of the bill that stems from the list of powers given to the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission, and it violates one of the basic tenets of the U.S. Constitution.

In performing its duties, the Commission, through its Board or designated employees or agents, may:Enter upon the WMATA Rail System and, upon reasonable notice...

15:00

The Daily Bird #454. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A grumpy Fieldfare, from Charly. Click for full size!

Charly, all rights reserved.

14:42

WARNING: The Race War is Being Engineered "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Derrick Broze The corporate deadstream media continues to stoke the flames of an alleged brewing race war. Is there any truth to this tale...

14:23

SYRIA: The Raqqa Moonscape as US Coalition Bombs Civilians and Reduces City to Dust "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Stephen Lendman
Global Research

America raped and destroyed Mosul on the phony pretext of combating ISIS and liberating the city. Thousands of civilians were killed. Indiscriminate terror-bombing, including use of banned weapons, massacred them.

Raqqa is being raped and destroyed the same way, civilians killed daily. Satellite images reveal a virtual moonscape, large parts of the city turned to rubble, maybe thousands of corpses buried beneath it largely civilian men, women and children, victims of us imperial viciousness.

Terror-bombing continues targeting residential areas. Vital infrastructure was destroyed. Western media ignore the carnage and devastation merciless terror-bombing of civilians on the phony pretext of combating ISIS Washington supports.

Thousands remain trapped in the city. Humanitarian conditions are dire, civilians with virtually no access to essentials to life.

The UN expressed deep concerns over whats happening, failing to denounce US Nuremberg-level high crimes of war and against humanity.

UN humanitarian official Jan Egeland said heavy bombing, shelling and fighting makes escape from the city almost impossible.

I cannot think of a worse place on earth now than five Raqqa neighborhoods where 20,000 people struggle to survive, he said, numbers among them dying daily, others enduring horrendous suffering. Russia, Iran and Hezbollah support the countrys sovereign independence and territorial integrity.

The struggle for Syrias soul continues no end of conflict in sight as long as Washington wants war, not restoration of peace and stability.

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Stephenlendman.org (Home Stephen Lendman). Contact at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

SEE MORE SYRIA NEWS AT:...

13:38

SYRIA WAR DIARY: Terrorists, Thieves and Thugs, Reality of Life Under Moderate Rebel Occupation "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


Alshar district of East Aleppo after liberation from Nusra Front-led occupation. August 2017. (Photo: Vanessa Beeley)

Eva Bartlett
Mint Press

In early 2016 the hillside town of Madaya, just northwest of Damascus, was the focus of sudden Western and Gulf media campaigns featuring harrowing photos of emaciated elderly and children splashed widely across print, online and social media. Throughout 2016, these stories continued in Madaya, as well as in al-Waer, Homs, and in eastern-Aleppo areas.

The Syrian government was accused of not allowing in food and medical aid, of deliberately starving its people; the terrorists presence was largely unmentioned. On Madaya, The Telegraph ran a headline, Starving Syrians in besieged town of Madaya are reduced to eating cats and dogs, and subheadline, The people of Madaya outside Damascus besieged by regime forces and Hezbollah since July are surviving on boiled leaves and street animals, with no mention of al-Qaeda or Ahrar al-Sham.

The Independent accused the Assad regime of deliberately starving 40,000 civilians and, while citing the Red Cross in the ar...

13:00

Is that the best you could do? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

From an advertising email for World Market:

GoT Red

You got the rights to put the Game of Thrones logo on wine, and the most creative thing you could come up with was Game of Thrones Red Wine?

How about House Targaryen Dragons Blood Red Blend? Stark Vineyards Winter is Coming White? Frey Red Wedding Ros? House Lannister Rains of Castamere Cabernet? Nights Watch Vineyards Eastwach Ice Wine? Im sure any halfway creative fan could do better.

Game of Thrones Chardonnay

Game of Thrones Chardonnay. Game of Thrones Cabernet Sauvignon. If some ad executive got paid to come up with these, I am truly in the wrong business.

13:00

Arpaio Pardon Is Trumps Latest Attempt to Obstruct Justice "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

On its surface, President Donald Trumps pardon of Joe Arpaio is many things: a slap in the face of Hispanics and an affront to the rule of law as well as a nod to Trumps alt-right base and, of course, a gift to a man who was supposed to enforce the law who instead decided to openly break it.

In reality, however, it is about much more than that. The main beneficiary here is not the man who got pardoned. After all, it was not likely that Arpaio would have ever gone to jail over his contempt of court charge.

No, as with so many things Trump does, this pardon primarily helps himself.

As special counsel Robert Mueller is trying to get to the bottom of the presidents ties to Russia, one of the most important tools at his disposal is the ability to build cases against lesser members of Trumps campaign to get them to spill the beans on his inner circle.

As Martin Sheil, a retired branch chief of IRS Criminal Investigation division, has pointed out for WhoWhatWhy, retired general and Trumps first National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is likely already in deep trouble over non-disclosure of payments from foreign governments.

The same is probably true for Paul Manafort, who managed the campaign for a few months and whose house was raided by the FBI three weeks ago.

Ordinarily, both of them would be great candidates to give up all they know about potential wrongdoing by Trump and his campaign in exchange for immunity or leniency for their own crimes. However, this sticks and carrots approach only works if the stick actually stings.

With the Arpaio pardon, however, Trump is clearly trying to remove the stick from the equation. The president has not only shown that he will reward his allies for their loyalty no matter how bad it makes him look but he didnt even wait until the process has played out (Arpaio had not been sentenced yet).

In addition, Trump showed a complete disregard for the regular pardoning process, i.e., an FBI background investigation for cases in which a pardon is being considered. While White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had assured reporters on Thursday that any Arpaio pardon would go through the thorough and standard process, Trump proved her wrong a day later by forging ahead.

And that, too, sends a message. The president is willing to buck previous conventions and do as he pleases as long as it helps him.

So whats to stop Trump from issuing some sort of blanket pardon for Flynn and Manafort for any potential financial crimes they co...

12:27

The Great Salt-Sodium Hoax: Eating More Salt Might Actually Save Your Life "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Our body is 70% water. Salt is NEEDED as a conductor to create an electrical current through the body.

It helps to stimulate muscles and nerves amongst other things.

Health Impact News writes:

Despite the growing evidence that low sodium causes more harm than high sodium, and using unprocessed salt has more benefits than commercial processed table salt, the mostly unsubstantiated belief that salt needs to be demonized persists. The revelations of good science are continually crushed by the pressures of public health policy.

Or as Dr. Kendrick states,

the salt hypothesis is rather like a monster from a 1950s B movie. Every time you attack it with evidence it simply shrugs it off and grows even stronger.

To this day, the American Heart Association (AHA) considers consuming more than 2,300 milligrams (mg) of sodium a day, which is the FDA and other government guidelines limit, too much, while recommending an ideal limit of no more than 1,500 mg per day (around a half teaspoon) for most adults. (Source)

But in order to be at the 2,300 mg sodium limit, one needs to consume over 5,000 mg of salt as sodium chloride (NaCl). So are there really any concerns to most peoples salt consumption today in terms of eating too much?

Enter Dr. DiNicolantonio to Continue the Attacks on the Salt Hypothesis Monster

Just recently in 2017, another highly credentialed medical expert has come out with the same message and more. Dr. James DiNicolantonio, Pharm. D., is the author of recently (2017) published book, The Salt Fix: Why the Experts Got It All Wrongand How Eating More Might Save Your Life.

In the USA, a Pharm.D. or Doctor of Pharmacy is a postgraduate professional degree that offers opport...

11:46

Benjamin Netanyahus nightmare comes true as Putin crushes his plans "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Benjamin Netanyahu's nightmare is coming true. The guards of the Islamic Revolution of Iran and Hezbollah fighters prepare to attack Israel by using Syria as a springboard. The Israeli Prime Minister shared the "terrible news" on August 23, 2017 during a meeting with Vladimir Putin in Sochi.

11:00

Destabilization Plots Against Syria and Venezuela "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

First published in April 2017

The empire is on the rampage across the planet. World War 4 is intensifying with disastrous results for the world. The US has expanded its aggression against so many countries at once that is hard

10:33

Mossad officer leading ISIS as mosque Imam arrested in Libya "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Libyan authorities arrested a leader and mosque preacher of the ISIS terrorist group who later confessed to be a Mossad officer.

10:23

The Existential Question of Whom to Trust: The Looming Threat of World War III "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

First posted by Global Research in April 2017

The looming threat of World War III, a potential extermination event for the human species, is made more likely because the worlds public cant count on supposedly objective experts to ascertain and

09:23

Total Individual Control Technology: Insider Exposes How You & Your DNA are Being Targeted "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Total Individual Control Technology is ultimate mind control weapon since it can targets your individual DNA.

TheFreedomArticles| Total Individual Control Technology is a nefarious type of EM (Electromagnetic) and V2K (Voice to Skull) weaponized technology that is being experimented with and deployed against segments of the American population. Those attacked by this electronic stalking are known as TIs(Targeted Individuals).

Recently another brave whistleblower has stepped forward to expose it. Bryan Kofron (who formerly used the alias of Justin Carter) is a security industry specialist who used to work for a private security company SIS (Security Industry Specialists) in Seattle, Washington. He quit in disgust after realizing that his former firm, and others just like it, were actively using this so-called total individual control technology to target people, then ultimately control and destroy their lives. Since he quit, he has himself become a victim of the technology via gangstalking.

What Total Individual Control Technology is Capable Of

According to Kofron, this technology is so advanced that it can be used to read your mind, program your mind with thoughts (that you would believe are your own) and induce emotional states in you (including pain, hate and fear). It can be used to tap into your optical nerve and auditory systems to see and hear what you are seeing and hearing. It can target particular people by engaging in individual-specific attacks (based on the targets DNA resonance). Finally, it is being used in vast social engineering programs as a way to experiment upon poor, homeless and weak people who have little or no chance of fighting back.

In interviews or presentations such as this and this, Kofron explains that this technology is being used by psychopaths who h...

08:34

Fact-checking President Donald Trumps campaign rally in Phoenix "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

President Donald Trump defended his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., during a campaign rally in Phoenix, on Aug. 22, blaming the media for distorting or omitting his full comments.

07:48

IGD San Francisco: Thousands Send Alt-Right Packing "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post IGD San Francisco: Thousands Send Alt-Right Packing appeared first on It's Going Down.

Today, thousands of people converged across San Francisco to confront an Alt-Right rally led by Joey Gibson, a reactionary pro-Trump and pro-militia far-Right organizer of Patriot Prayer, and Kyle Based Stickman Chapman, a white nationalist who is also calling for a rally against Marxism on Sunday in Berkeley. On Friday, Gibson announced that he was canceling his demonstration, despite the city of San Francisco issuing a permit to Gibson, but stating that militia members could not bring guns and other weapons onto Crissy Field. According to KTVU:

The Patriot Prayer rally had been approved for a permit by the National Park Service with tight security restrictions. SFPD had said no guns would be allowed earlier this week. NPS had issued 26 permit conditions that banned items including; firearms, ammunition, backpacks, bicycles and even selfie sticks. 

So his plan B? Gibson announced a news conference at Alamo Square, surrounded by residential neighborhoods with no permit restrictions.

07:45

Buyer beware: The Israeli company helping governments spy on their own citizens "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By enabling governments to hack their citizens' phones, an Israeli cyber security firm has arguably made the world more dangerous for human rights activists fighting against corporate and state impunity

07:38

Help Pro-Trump Candidate For Congress Michael Snyder Win His Race For Congress "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Hello from Boise, Idaho! The reason why I have not been posting new articles lately is because I have been on the road. I have been in Boise since Monday, and absolutely amazing things have been happening for the campaign. I spent most of Tuesday and most of Wednesday at the Republican booth at the Western Idaho Fair. I shook a lot of hands and passed out a ton of brochures. Thanks to you guys, we have the best looking and highest quality campaign material of anyone running for any political office in the state of Idaho. And we also have a source that can print brochures for much cheaper than anyone else is getting them. We are stretching every single campaign dollar as far as it will possibly go, and if you would like to contribute to the effort you can do so right here.

On both Thursday and Friday, we had a series of terrific meetings with some of the most politically influential people in the entire state. Thanks to our relentless promotion on social media, we have created an enormous amount of buzz all over the district. Many of these highly influential people were not familiar with my work before, but because of the efforts of our team people everywhere have been talking about this campaign.

At this point, we have had more campaign website traffic than all of the other candidates combined, more Facebook page likes than all of the other candidates combined, more Twitter followers than all of the other candidates combined, more Instagram followers than all of the other candidates combined, and more YouTube views than all of the other candidates combined.

On Friday, we did a video to help Sara Walton Brady of Health Freedom Idaho get the word out about what happened when she tried to enroll her five-year-old in kindergarten. If you have not seen the video yet, you can view it right here.

The copy of this video on YouTube that I am sharing has less than a hundred views so far, but the copy that we uploaded to Facebook already has nearly three thousand vie...

07:21

Russia creates unified air defense system in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Russian and Syrian military experts have established a unified integrated air defense system on Syrian territory amid the ongoing Damascus-Moscow cooperation against the terrorist groups operating in the Arab state.

07:12

Trump & the Arpaio Pardon: Flush of the Turd Reich? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

U.S. President Donald J. Trump's Phoenix campaign rally speech was the greatest speech since Adolf Hitler's demagoguery in the Bier Hall Putsch, which initiated the Third Reich. For Hitler, the Munich 'Bier Hall' is known as the site of Hitler's rise to power.

06:42

The Ramming of the McCain "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

China only pays attention to international law when it suits her. The Chinese media, which is state-controlled, used the incident to bash the US Navy, the only sure guarantor of freedom of the seas in the South China Sea.

05:36

Florida: Charlottesville Leads to Confederate Domino Effect "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Florida: Charlottesville Leads to Confederate Domino Effect appeared first on It's Going Down.

What follows is an incomplete accounting of the lead-up and current state of the Confederate domino effect in Florida. In order to save space, were going to provide links that describe these situations more fully.

In many cities in Florida, anti-racist activists have spent years or even decades struggling to roll back Confederate symbols in public spaces. Since Charlottesville, these campaigns have accelerated. But even more significantly, Florida monuments that had not seen a great deal of resistance in the past have fallen almost overnight. At least 7 Confederate monuments have been removed in Florida since May, most of them just in the past 2 weeks. 

In the meantime, Confederate Monument supporters including white supremacists, militia groups, and FOAK wanna-bes have been putting on quite on act; taking turns condemning or whitewashing the racial terror in Charlottesville while rushing to stage similarly-minded actions to defend monuments across the state. Many, if not most of these actions, have ranged from ineffective to downright counter-productive when it comes to actually protecting these monuments.

alt-right provocateurs in Bradenton, 8.21.2017

Bradenton

The 93 year old statue that sits next to Manatee County Historic Courthous...

05:26

Linksunten Indymedia Declares "We Will Be Back Soon" "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

On August 25, the German government raided and shut down Linksunten Indymedia, an integral part of the global Independent Media Center network, and the most widely used German-language platform for radical politics and organizing. In Freiburg, riot police seized computers and harassed those they accuse of maintaining the site, justifying their actions on the grounds that the alleged administrators constitute an illegal organization intent on destroying the German Constitution. This represents a massive escalation in state repression against what the authorities call "left-wing extremism," disingenuously suggesting an equivalence between those who seek to build communities beyond the reach of state violence and Neo-Nazis organizing to carry out attacks and murders.

05:17

Oklahoma Police Chief Busted For Owning Racist Website and White Supremacist Record Label "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A Texas television station, KXII, was investigating white supremacist hate in their area, when they came across some shocking information about the newly appointed Colbert Police Chief, Bart Alsbrook.

After the violence in Charlottesville, VA, the Southern Poverty Law Centers Hate Map became a popular resource for those curious about hate in America.

Reporter Rachel Knapp of KXII noticed a single hate group in the Texoma region and began investigating. The website  ISD Records  had filed paperwork in 2004 with the signature of Bart Alsbrook, according to Raw Story.

Bart Alsbrook, the third Chief hired so far this year,  was hired as Colberts interim Police Chief  just last week.

We called Alsbrook about that application last week. He denied he was the Bart Alsbrook behind isdrecords.com, KXII reported.

We searched for another Bart Alsbrook and couldnt find another person with that name in the United States.

Alsbrooks initial denial seemed extremely fishy considering the site was taken offline within hours of the reporters questioning.

When the news station contacted him about the site being taken offline, he gave a hilarious answer that is a clear fabrication and didnt explain anything.

When we called him back to ask him about it, Alsbrook claimed a group of skinheads stole his wallet and began using his name after a fight at a heavy metal concert in the 1990s, KXII...

04:46

Put that on the air and it will cost this ministry millions: Pat Robertson Chooses Money Over God "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A former producer of Pat Robertsons 700 Club television show exposed some interesting details in an interview with Vox.  He said the evangelist was more concerned with making money than using the Bible to save souls.

Former 700 Club producer Terry Heaton explained the culture that surrounded the popular televangelists TV show as it grew to prominence in the 80s and 90s.

Heaton, who has just written The Gospel of the Self: How Jesus Joined the GOP, said he had a religious awakening while working with Robertson, but his newfound Christian beliefs sometimes collided with Robertsons leadership.

Heaton explained why he wrote the book that exposes the industry that used to give him a paycheck.

I wrote the book because I felt I needed to apologize for my role in what we have in front of us today, although I dont necessarily feel guilty about it, Heaton explained. I just want to get it on the record that I participated in something that has turned out to be pretty bad.

Pat is a politician who happens to be a minister. Heaton said. He grew up as a Southern aristocrat in Virginia. His father was a US senator. Its in his blood, but more than that, its in his environment. So the fact that he got to be a minister and was able to manipulate a substantial audience into becoming political is actually quite an accomplishment, whether you believe its a good accomplishment or a bad accomplishment.

According to Heaton, after he settled in at the 700 Club, he had a run in with Robertson that opened his eyes as to what was important to the evangelist.

We had this idea to do a series featuring a guy who always got things wrong so that Pat could then come on afterward and tell people what to do right. Heaton said.

The pilot was a guy who...

04:26

The next cabinet meeting may be a little awkward "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Ryan Zinke serves in Donald Trumps cabinet as Secretary of the Interior. His daughter Jennifer Detlefsen is a navy veteran and in an Instagram post that purportedly comes from her, she had some choice words for Trumps decision to bar transgender people from enlisting in the military.

This man is a disgrace. Ive tried to keep politics out of my social media feed as much as possible, but this is inexcusable. This veteran says sit down and shut the fuck up, you know-nothing, never-served piece of shit.

She also used a hashtag, #itmfa, that is an acronym for impeach the mother fucker already.

So what did papa Zinke have to say in response to his daughters outspokenness about his boss?

Interior Press Secretary Heather Swift declined to make Zinke available for an interview or to provide an immediate statement Friday night.

This is not a matter related to the Department of the Interior so I cannot offer you a statement, Swift wrote in response to a reporters request.

She later added, Family members are not elected officials and deserve privacy and respect.

Ok, then.

04:00

White Supremacist Daniel Borden and Michael Alex Ramos Charged For Charlottesville Attack On Deandre Harris "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Police have finally arrested someone for the vicious attack on Deandre Harris during the Unite The Right white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA.

Mason, Ohio resident Daniel Borden, 18, was arrested Friday evening and charged with malicious wounding, reported WCPO.

Harris was brutally assaulted by a group of white supremacists in a parking garage.

Im on my knees just getting beat with poles and signs and being kicked and hit, Harris said. Its crazy. I have eight staples in my head, a broken wrist and a chipped tooth,

Other men were featured in the photo taken by photographer Zach Roberts, so far Borden is the only one that was arrested, and is currently being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center in Ohio.

Our No. 1 goal is to identify all of the people involved in Mr. Harriss attack, Harris attorney, Lee Merritt said.

Charlottesville police are also looking for 33-year-old Alex Michael Ramos, of Marietta, Georgia. Ramos is wanted for malicious wounding in the same attack.

Shortly after marching with white supremacists and assaulting a black counter-protester, he made a viral video talking about how he is not racist because he is Puerto Rican.

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03:38

Four Paramilitary Religious Sect Members Arrested in New Mexico With Vans Full of Children "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Four members of a New Mexico paramilitary religious sect, which has made recent headlines from child sexual abuse allegations, were arrested while trying to flee the state with two vans full of children, authorities confirmed.

Cibola County Sheriff Tony Mace confirmed the four members of the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps were arrested late Wednesday as deputies tried to execute a court order to pick up the children for interviews from the groups isolated compound in western New Mexico. Arrest warrants had been issued for the four taken into custody, reported NBC.

Deputies stopped 2 vans leaving the compound and arrested Amos River, Victoria River, Ruth River and Timothy River. despite obviously having at least 2 vans, sect leaders had previously told authorities they didnt have transportation to take the children to meet with an FBI forensic interviewer.

Besides the 4 adults that were arrested, the vans held 7 children, around $1,000 in cash, luggage and road maps, Sheriff Mace said. Basically, you could tell they were getting ready to bug out and leave the area. I believe thats in an effort to try to conceal the kids from us.

The estimated ages of the children were 4-17. After being taken from the compound, they were turned over to the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department.

Police believe they were going to flee to somewhere in Colorado.

Robert Lohbeck, the groups attorney, said the police knew the group was going to meet with police, and accuses the sheriff of inventing the story.

My clients all along have been trying to cooperate, said Lohbeck, who represents the four adults arrested Wednesday. They are not trying to run. They are not trying to hide.

Sect member Joshua Green told the Gallup Independent that the adults took a change of clothes with them because they were going to stay the night in a motel and meet with Lohbeck on Thursday morning.

NBC reported on some apparently shady behavior related to children in the group:

The arrests came...

03:03

The Global Economic Chessboard and the Role of the BRICS: Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This article was first published in November 2013.

The member states of BRICS will be meeting in Xiamen, Fujian Province in early September

Despite its strange origins and some serious challenges confronting it, the bloc of countries that has emerged

03:00

BRICS and the Fiction of De-Dollarization "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The BRICS Development Bank (NDB) & its Contingency Reserve Arrangement (CRA) are dollar denominated entities. Unless they are coupled with a multi-currency system of trade & credit, they do not threaten dollar hegemony.

02:00

Boiler Room EP #123 Right vs. Left, Jerry Springer Style "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Tune in to the Alternate Current Radio Network (ACR) for this weeks broadcast of The Boiler Room. Join us for uncensored, uninterruptible talk radio, custom-made for barfly philosophers, misguided moralists, masochists, street corner evangelists, media-maniacs, savants, political animals and otherwise lovable rascals.

Join ACR hosts Hesher and Spore alongside Patrick Henningsen, Editor of 21WIRE, Daniel Spaulding from Soul of the East, FunkSoul (21WIRE & ACR contributor) and Randy J (21WIRE & ACR contributor), for the hundred and twenty-third episode of BOILER ROOM. Turn it up, tune in and hang with the ACR Brain-Trust for this weeks boil-downs and analysis and the usual gnashing of the teeth of the political animals in the social reject club.

 

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01:28

Beginning Simurgh "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

and thats it for today. Seems like everything is conspiring to be as annoying as possible this day. Ill pick up tomorrow.

C. Ford, all rights reserved.

01:09

Kurdistan independence can stir civil war "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Opportunities to found an independent Kurdish state in northern Iraq are sliding almost to zero as an array of sides, most importantly the central Iraqi government and the people themselves, as well as regional and international sides have come against the expected September 25 independence referendum.

01:05

Florensac, Olargues, Pont-Sainte-Esprit and the CIA "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Meanwhile, though, life is still beautiful in rural France, and it's precisely because it's not thoroughly poisoned by American bread, cheese and news.

01:02

US-made anti-tank weapons may be in hands of IS in Tal Afar "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Footage posted by Iraqi television station Al-Mosuliya of a recovered Islamic State (IS) weapons cache by local forces suggest US-made anti-tank missile launchers are in the militant groups possession.

00:57

Majority of US Dislikes Trump and His North Korea Policy, Fear Accidental War "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Over half of U.S. residents disagree with President Donald Trump's approach to relations with North Korea, a survey by George Washington University has revealed.

00:40

YouTube Censorship Is Instigating A Race War - What You Need To Know! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The first victim of Youtube's new censorship program has been targeted. Free speech just took a major blow as content creators are now being targeted on Youtube for their political ideologies that go against Google's status quo. However there is more to this story than meets the eye so in this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth points out the tactics that are being used in order to launch both a race war and a war on content creators by killing two birds with one stone.

00:27

"Hang 'Em High" Henry Hudson to Oversee Sentencing Guidelines? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

We probably can all agree that sentences should be tough for those people using violence in the commission of a crime or for those involved in human trafficking. But reinstating harsh mandatory minimums for nonviolent and/or first-time drug offenders is a mistake.

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