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Tuesday, 04 December


Loophole In Bernie Sanders Yemen Bill Actually Allows Continued US Involvement In Yemen "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

While SJR 54 claims to be aimed at achieving the removal of United State Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress, it contains a major loophole that will allow the majority of U.S. troops in Yemen if not all to stay. WASHINGTON  Last week, []

The post Loophole In Bernie Sanders Yemen Bill Actually Allows Continued US Involvement In Yemen appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.


NEO Poroshenkos Kerch Gamble Goes Down in Flames "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

When Poroshenko leaves, a lot of his people will have already left the country to wherever they have transferred their looted cash.


Hasan Minhajs latest show was on internet content moderation "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In the last show before he goes on break until 2019, he tackled the topic of the dangerous spread of false information on the internet and how companies like Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter are conveniently switching between portraying themselves as publishers and platform providers to escape responsibility for not doing much to stop it.


Daily Inspiration --- Clear-cuts, Cloudbursts, and Clucking Hens "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The human body is precisely our capacity for metamorphosis. We mistakenly think of our flesh as a fixed and finite form, a neatly-bound package of muscle and bone and bottled electricity, with blood surging its looping boulevards and by-ways.


Are Genes Pseudo-Science Driven by Racist Patriarchal Plutocrats? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A new film called A Dangerous Idea argues that the concept of the gene will be looked back on (if humanity lives long enough) in the way that we look back on claims of "royal blood" and skull size as justifications for power and social status. The film makes the case that eugenics and (its more recent name) genetics has been driven by the same interests as those past claims.


Elkhart City Council Members Support Investigation of Police Department "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

At least three members of Elkhart, Indianas city council say they would support paying for an independent review of the citys police force if the U.S. Department of Justice declines to investigate.

Last month, Mayor Tim Neese asked the Indiana State Police to conduct a thorough and far-reaching investigation hours before the South Bend Tribune and ProPublica detailed misconduct by many top officers in the department.

The state police declined to investigate, saying it would be beyond their purview. They referred the mayor to the U.S. Department of Justice. But the Justice Department has retreated from oversight over local police departments.

Without help from the state or federal government, some city council members say they would support Elkhart hiring a private firm to do the investigation. The city took a similar approach in 1994, when it commissioned a study of the police department after five officers were held liable for civil rights violations.

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Monday, 03 December


Sanders-Khanna Bill Would Stop Monopoly Drug Pricing in the US "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In the United States, we pay high drug prices because the government gives pharmaceutical companies patent monopolies, where it threatens to arrest anyone that sells a drug in competition with the patent holder. As a result, drugs often sell for prices that are several thousand percent above their free market price.


Bayer to cut 12,000 jobs worldwide as company faces 10,000 lawsuits over Monsantos Roundup (glyphosate) herbicide causing cancer "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

German chemical giant Bayer has become the new Monsanto, having acquired the worlds most evil corporation earlier this year for $62.5 billion. But with this acquisition has come a litany of pending lawsuits so costly that Bayer is now having to fire some 12,000 of its employees worldwide.

As originally reported by the Financial Times, Bayer is shedding this massive number of employees in a desperate attempt to regain investor confidence in the company now that its become Monsanto on steroids.

In addition to firing 12,000 employees, Bayer is also cutting ties with its animal health products division, as well as two other divisions it owns: Coppertone sun care and Dr. Scholls foot care products. Bayer is also planning to sell its 60 percent stake in Currenta, a service provider of utilities, environmental services, safety and security, analytics, and training.

The shot heard round the world was a recent decision by San Francisco Superior Court Judge Suzanna Bolanos who reportedly sided with jurors in a case involving a man who developed non-Hodgkins lymphoma from being exposed to glyphosate, the primary active ingredient in Monsantos Roundup herbicide.

This ruling by Judge Bolanos gave precedent to the tens of thousands of other pending lawsuits against Monsanto that will now fall on Bayer as they move through the courts. By acquiring Monsanto, in other words, Bayer is also acquiring a very long list of pending litigation against Monsanto that has yet to see justice.

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Bayer denies that drastic changes have anything to do with Monsanto litigation

Even as Bayer frantically shuffles around its business model in a desperate attempt to thwart the impact o...


Hard Words from David Attenborough "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Leaders of the world, you must lead. The continuation of our civilizations and the natural world on which they depend is in your hands.

I would have gone with something homier: Get your act together because we will either all hang separately or together. Your power-games now end in death for us all. This shit is serious and I am very unhappy that the worlds response is in your grubby little incompetent hands.

Elsewhere I am hearing sober and credible talk that were going to likely blow right past a 5C temperature rise, which puts us in Permian Extinction territory. Of course we will. At the time when we should be passing global moratoria on fossil fuel consumption, the worlds biggest energy users (the US and China) are eagerly eyeing drilling in Alaska and elsewhere.

The event in Poland was sponsored by a coal mining company. [guard]

Andrzej Duda, the president of Poland, spoke at the opening ceremony, saying the use of efficient coal technology was not contradictory to taking climate action. Poland generates 80% of its electricity from coal but has cut its carbon emissions by 30% since 1988 through better energy efficiency.

As China continues to industrialize and its people continue to demand the benefits of advanced technology, use of coal and oil will accelerate. The leaders of the world have no plans to take their foot off the gas, its pedal to the metal all the way.

The former head of IPCC is sober and credible: [cw]

Speaking at a symposium at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Watson said: All the promises in the world, which were not likely to realize anyway, will not give us a world with only a 2C rise. All the evidence, in my opinion, suggests were on our way to a 3C to 5C world.

3C is collapse of civilization, agriculture, and massive migration for survival. 5C means humans become isolated tribes, struggling along in a dystopian fuckworld. Mad Max is not a documentary, because nobody will have the emotional energy (or the oxygen) to fight like that. This is not distant future: it&...


Michigan Becomes First Midwest State To Legalize Recreational Use Of Marijuana "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Aaron Kesel Michigan has become the first state in the Midwest to legalize recreational use of marijuana, allowing citizens at least 21 years of age...


Protests Urge Sen. Schumer to Oppose Bernard McNamee As FERC Commissioner "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Leaders representing hundreds of community, social justice, environmental and climate organizations have written an open letter to Democratic Party US Senate leader Chuck Schumer urging him to take two immediate actions: Take steps to ensure that President Trumps latest nominee to become a FERC commissioner, Bernard McNamee, is not approved by the Senate without a full debate on the floor of the Senate; and, Do not appoint Joe Manchin to be the ranking member for the Democrats on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.


Is Jesus the Reason for the Season? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Christmas is without a doubt the most memorable season of the year. It is the time that differences are laid aside and the mood seems to go up a notch in the positive direction. It has come to represent a time of love and sharing but traditionally it celebrates the birth of, unarguably, the most []


UK COLUMN: Mueller Probe Driven by Spooks, Integritys Disinfo Mill, King of Fake News "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

An embarrassing G20 family photo speak volumes, spooks and informants driving Muellers Trump-Russia Collusion vaudeville act, no sign of any integrity in the deep states Integrity Initiative disinformation machine, the BBCs fake news apologist piece which really turns the stomach and more

UK Column presenters Mike Robinson and Patrick Henningsen with the early week news round-up.

START G20 members all wave to the world well almost all President Trump meets Chinas President Xi over dinner a positive meeting Trade tarriffs are lowered after talks Xi, Putin & Indias Modi agree to increase trilateral cooperation Trump Putin meeting put on hold President Putin wants full format meeting with Trump in near future Ukraines Poroshenko deliberately driving a wedge between Russia & USA? Russia still has problems with US withdrawal from INF Treaty
12:18 Paris yellow vest protests continue Macron mulls state of emergency A tale of two protests: Free Syrian Army in Syria supported by French government French public: domestic terrorists, FSA in Syria: peaceful protesters
16:35 Alternative View 9.1 conference: Democracy in Chains update UK Column article Integrity Initiative: A Look Into the Deep State? Russia responds to unmasking of Integrity Initiative
21:41 Trump, Russia and lessons from the mob: godfathers steers collusion probe? UK, Australian intelligence and FBI interfering in US elections Russiagate: all the queens men Steele, Halper, Downer, Mifsud, Dearlove, Sater FISA warrants to be declassified? Russian TV crew films near secret cyber-warfare HQ in Berkshire Daily Mail: Russian media are all spies and infiltrators MainStream Media: a disinformation, influence and propaganda campaign
35:44 Daily Mail: GCHQ spy chiefs admit they keep some cyber attacks secret Government retrospectively changes law to allow illegal activity over last 40 years New National Cyber Security Centre: just a coincidence


How would a Strong Town rebuild after a wildfire? (And other questions from the November edition of Ask Strong Towns) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Every other month, we invite Strong Towns members to ask us their toughest questions about how to make their places strongerand then we share our answers with our whole audience, in case they can help make your place stronger, too. We call it Ask Strong Towns

On November 16th, our founder and president, Chuck Marohn, and our communications manager, Kea Wilson, were the ones in the hot seat. Here are just a few of the tough questions they tackled:

My city of Bothell (suburb of Seattle) and the cities all around us charge impact fees on new construction that cover the costs of traffic, schools, parks, and fire. The city of Seattle does not impose impact fees, relying on other taxes to cover all these needs for the city. Whats the Strong Towns approach to impact fees? Are they a good way to pay for civilization, or a bad idea?

In light of 2018's devastating hurricane and fire season, how would Strong Towns approach the rebuilding process? I'm afraid we're about to spend billions of dollars merely replacing losses with fortified structures, rather than rethinking our development pattern to increase resiliency.

I think miles of water line per customer would be a good measure of sprawl and infrastructure maintenance needs. Is this data easily retrieved for different cities and towns? Is there a standard to compare to?

We are losing valuable historic housing due to shoddy flips by investors. How dow we protect our dense and affordable housing from speculation? These homes are traps for unwary young buyers who like the initial look, but the shoddy workmanship dooms them to unnecessary expense and stress. I fear many will lose these homes, as their costs to fix non-cosmetic errors may be prohibitive. It reminds me of the period before the sub-prime crisis. I looked at a historic home recently that was marked up over 5 times what they paid for their initial investment. It was a potential buyer's nightmare. The realtor stated that poor flips are a regular occurrence.

I live in the historic district of my town near the old main downtown street. At some point they decided to make that street part of US-1, so it's wider and cars go faster, and businesses have failed consistently ever since. When citizens raise concerns, the city blames the state and claims they have to abide by state requirements about things like lane width. What's the best way to restore the street to be people-centered?

Given the state of the retail industry, the go-to building typology of residential over commercial space ends up not being financially viable, even in traditionally designed areas. This is certainly the case in Annapolis, where the only retail that is doing well is food (rest...


Oil Prices Surge on Trade War Truce "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


Jump due to China increasing its purchases of energy

The post Oil Prices Surge on Trade War Truce appeared first on Alternative News Network.


Caught Red Handed! Google Censorship Exposed "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


Watch this exclusive report on Big Techs anti-free speech crusade.

The post Caught Red Handed! Google Censorship Exposed appeared first on Alternative News Network.


I Am NOT Satisfied by Neil deGrasse Tysons Response "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Okay so Neil deGrasse Tyson was probably my favorite living scientist and science-popularizer. He has carried on the scientific legacy of Carl Sagan in a way I can only admire. I absolutely adored his take on Cosmos, and I loved Startalk (until he decided to have Michael Shermer on as a guest recap on that for those whove forgotten). I was a huge fan of his, to the point where I was defending his ruining of movies. I loved when he pointed out the scientific failings of films, regardless of what film it was or if science was at all relevant to the film. He was like CinemaSins, only with science (and yes, I like CinemaSins get over it).

So, by all accounts, Im the exact right person to defend his statement about these allegations.

For a bit of history, a couple years ago, an astrologer named Tchiya Amet accused Neil deGrasse Tyson of raping her in grad school. People liked to use the fact that shes an astrologer and believes in chakras to discredit her allegations. PZ Myers reported on it because Tchiya contacted him, as she was exploited by Slymepitters and sent to him by them, as a weird sort of gotcha because, despite the evidence, Slymepitters to this day refuse to believe that Michael Shermer is anything other than a saint. His post was how I found out about it. I was ambivalent. I didnt want to believe it, but I was very uncomfortable with using the womans beliefs against her the way many were. I also noticed that there was no serious attempt to deal with the allegations in any serious way. And that bothered me. PZ felt relatively comfortable saying it may not have been Neil who raped her, in part because of an interview with her.

Lets fast forward to a couple days ago, and not only does the rape allegation come up again, but two more allegations, both of harassment and boundary-pushing, come up as well. So Neil posts a response and its

Look its fucking terrible, okay? Im sorry, but its not good. Neil deGrasse Tyson does not actually admit to doing anything wrong. He absolutely admits 100% to doing what he was accused of doing by the two women accusing him of harassment and boundary-pushing, but he seems completely incapable of understanding why these things are wrong and its almost as if he doesnt want to.



Video: EMT recovers .223 shell casing off street outside venue after 1 October massacre "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

An EMT was captured on Las Vegas Metropolitan Police body-worn camera footage on the night of October 1, 2017, recovering a spent .223 rifle cartridge from the intersection of Giles Street and E. Ali Baba Lane which reveals that there was likely more than one shooter as the police and FBI maintain. 

Astonishingly, the brass rifle casing was discovered just feet away from the venue to the east and was turned over to police by the EMT who was wearing gloves at the time.

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I just found this in the street brotha, the EMT told a nearby police officer. A .223 round, right here. I dont know if its any help but I just wanted you to know.

The officer responded by saying: Glove it.

Keep in mind, the casing recovered by the EMT was not the only one. If youll remember, Joe Napoli also reported seeing about a dozen brass tubes in the parking lot of the Tropicana after he fled the venue. Not to mention, there was another spent .223 casing found in a nearby hotel restroom.

The LVMPD reports, over 1200 rounds were fired out of a broken window from a 32nd-floor Mandalay Bay Vista Suite rented by Stephen Paddock. However, three other women whose full identities are unknown were also registered to the room.

Watch the video for yourself here via the sleep depp vegas YouTube channel:

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Mehdi Hasan on George H.W. Bush's Ignored Legacy: War Crimes, Racism and Obstruction of Justice "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

George H.W. Bush died in Houston on Friday night at the age of 94. Bush was elected the 41st president of the United States in 1988, becoming the first and only former CIA director to lead the country. He served as Ronald Reagan's vice president from 1981 to 1989. Internationally, the ramifications of Bush's foreign policy in the Middle East are still being felt. In 1991, Bush launched the Gulf War in Iraq.


International Call For New Years Eve Noise Demonstrations "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post International Call For New Years Eve Noise Demonstrations appeared first on It's Going Down.

A international call for noise demonstrations outside of prisons, jails, detention facilities, and youth prisons. Its Going Down will be compiling a list of events as they are announced.

This is a call for a raucous night of strong solidarity with those imprisoned by the state on one of the noisiest nights of the year. On New Years Eve gather your crew, collective, community, organization, or just yourself and come together to raise a racket and remind those on the inside that they are not alone.

Internationally, noise demonstrations outside of prisons are a way to remember those who are held captive by the state and a way to show solidarity with imprisoned comrades and loved ones. We come together to break the loneliness and isolation.

We know that prison is beyond reform and must be completely abolished. It is a mechanism of repression used by the state to maintain a social order rooted in white supremacy, patriarchy, and heteronormativity. To come together outside of the sites of repression is to also stand in defiance of what they represent.

The logic of the state and capitalof punishment and imprisonment, must be replaced by a rejection of oppression and exploitation. This call is one step in that direction.

Wherever you are, meet on New Years Eve at the prisons, jails, and detention centers, be loud in solidarity with those imprisoned and to push forward the idea of a world free from domination.

We send this call in solidarity with those defying state repression of large scale dissent: from the Yogyakarta prisoners in Indonesia to those in Russia facing repression as anarchist anti-state organizers, to all of those in the spaces between.

We want a world without walls and borders.

We will fight together until everyone is free!


Este es un llamado para una noche estridente en solidaridad con la gente que ha sido encarcelada por el estado en una de las noches ms ruidosas del ao. En la vspera de Ao Nuevo, junta a tus amigxs, a t comunidad, a tu familia o simplemente ven t y nete para hacer ru...


Great moments in policing womens clothes "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

An Australian journalist was asked to leave the premises of the parliament because because her outfit was too revealing in that you can allegedly see too much skin. I naturally had to click on the article to see what scandalous clothing had prompted this decision. See-through blouse? Plunging neckline? Very short skirt? Here is a photograph of Patricia Karvelas in her offending outfit.

Thats it? So what exactly was the problem? Apparently the sleeves were too short. Yes indeedy, the sight of a womans upper arms may distract male MPs and even cause some to swoon.

This is even more ridiculous than the ban on nighties in an Indian town. As critics have pointed out, Australia has had a female prime minister Julia Bishop MP Julie Bishop who has worn sleeveless dresses to parliament without any problem. But that is not the point. The real problem is the strict policing of womens clothing and the purely arbitrary decisions, almost always made exclusively by men, about what they can and cannot wear in public.

The late, great comedian and raconteur Dave Allen had a nice bit about this obsession with women having to cover certain parts of themselves and traces it back to the Genesis story.


Flashback: Jeb Bush On Belonging To A Political Family "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jeb Bush joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss his 2016 Presidential run, immigration, memes, and other aspects of political life.


The Free Thought Project Episode #5 | Guest: Bill Ottman CEO Of "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


This paradigm shifting censorship free social media platform has been making big moves in the wake of the ongoing social media purge.

The post The Free Thought Project Episode #5 | Guest: Bill Ottman CEO Of appeared first on The Free Thought Project.


Monday Morning Briefing "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Good Morning Oahu!

This is the early morning view from the balcony. It's not unique, because this is the morning view from the balcony almost every day. We're in week two in Hawaii while I am homeless, waiting for construction at the White Wolf Mine to be complete. I'm advised that it will be finished before Christmas. 

All I can tell you is that while the general contractor can't be relied on to do things in a timely way, it is getting closer (as is Christmas). Meanwhile, I am making do as best I can.

The conclusion of the Van's Triple Crown of Surfing will likely be played out tomorrow and I'll be there at Sunset Beach to watch the action.

Work still requires that I be on the phone two or three hours a day, but I'm living with best I can.

In Paris, the French riot police took off their helmets and refused to subdue the crowd because they identify more with the people than with their elite masters. There comes a point in time when taxes get too high. Macron and his backers (bankers) need to review the situation and consider that the police are the canary in the mine.

In Mexico City, President Lopez-Obrador is assuring the cartels that he has their back and that the police and defense establishment (SEMAR and SEDENA - Navy and Army, respectively) will no longer target drug kingpins nor their empires. Many Mexicans believe that the narcotics problem is a consumption problem in the US that shouldn't touch their daily lives. The PRD or communist party, has never taken power in Mexico before and everyone is hanging back to see how things will work out.


A Painting "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Sorry for being so quiet lately. I could explain, but there is no point to it. Sometimes I genuinely do not have the time, but mostly I just cannot muster the strength. Inspiration got away with the sun.

So today for lack of better material, here is one of my paintings from way back when I still had the strength to actually do something and managed to follow through. It does not have a name (none of my paintings has) because I do not like to prompt people what they are supposed to see and how to interpret it.

Distemper on HDF coated with bone-glue based gesso, lacquered, 610485 mm.

Charly, all rights reserved. Click for full size.


Working for the Man....Not the Masses "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

One day on that job was enough for me. I went home and didn't show up the next day. What really hurt me was the fact that those workers didn't have the luxury that I still had. I lived at home and could move on whereas many of these folks couldn't.


George H. W. Bush Loved Lion Hunting "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

As the nation eulogizes George H. W. Bush, few mention that Bush along with former Vice President Dan Quayle and the late Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. were proud members of Safari Club International (SCI), a shockingly bloodthirsty group that promotes Teddy Roosevelt style big-game trophy hunting


Third Yellow Vest Protest In France Defies Government Crackdown "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The third Saturday protest held by protesters, clad in yellow vests to show their opposition to French President Emmanuel Macron and his anti-worker policies, spread across France. In downtown Paris, the protesters faced an unprecedented police crackdown, the most violent since May 1968, when police assaults on student demonstrations triggered the French general strike. The movement is rapidly developing into an international political protest against social inequality, the high cost of living, and the policies of austerity and war across Europe. After protests in France and Belgium, protesters also donned yellow vests to oppose state policies in Maastricht, Nijmegen and The Hague in the Netherlands.


A Lot Of Journalists Made The Same Lame Scott Free Joke "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

President Trump's strange capitalization habits and persistent spelling errors combined to create a memorable typo Monday morning.


Yemens Oil-Rich Shabwa Province Declares Independence, Orders Saudi-Allied Government Out "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

SHABWA, YEMEN  Shabwa governorate, an oil-producing province in eastern Yemen, announced its independence from Yemen on Wednesday. A national council headed by the Chairman of the Peoples Assembly of the Sons of Shabwa, Ahmed Musaed Hussein, has been reportedly formed to manage the affairs of the province. The National Council issued a statement and has given the government loyal to former Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi and his officials in the province three days to hand over power to the Council, which will run Shabwa until a local government can be established. There has been no comment yet from Hadis government.


Popular Power In A Time Of Reaction: Strategy For Social Struggle "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Last year in Below and Beyond Trump: Power and Counterpower, we argued that the U.S. ruling class is in the midst of a destabilizing political crisis, leading to increasing politicization and polarization across the country, and that the Trump regime is both a symptom and a cause of the current divisions playing out at the top of the political food chain. In response to the rise of Trump, we noted that social movements, particularly those driven by the institutional left (nonprofits, business unions, etc), have been characterized by retrenchment, militant reformism, and a sharp turn toward electoral politics. In this context, we highlighted the growing potential for advancing a libertarian socialist vision and strategy that speaks to the needs and desires of the current moment.


Riot Police Remove Helmets, Join in Solidarity with Citizens Protesting Corrupt Government "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Matt Agorist Paris, France A grassroots movement made up of citizens who have become fed up with the political establishment in France has...


US, Britain Push Yemen Ceasefire As Tactic To Defeat Houthis "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

November 16, 2018 "Information Clearing House" -   At first glance, it may seem like a positive move. The Trump administration and London are both putting pressure on Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to implement a ceasefire in Yemens atrocious war. Washington and London are also calling for warring sides to enter into peace negotiations within a month. Whats wrong with that, you may ask? Well, as Houthi rebels who took over Yemen at the end of 2014 are saying, the country has been under aggression for the past three years from a Saudi-led coalition supported militarily by the US, Britain and France.


America Has Desegregated In Name Only "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Its a little-acknowledged reality that housing markets distribute more than mere dwellings. Thats because peoples place in the social order is intimately related to their geographic location generally, and where they live specifically. Housing quality functions both as a reflection and driver of inequality. Beyond that, however, better homes come with better neighborhoods that afford other opportunity-expanding advantages: good, well-funded schools; high-quality and readily available health care; agreeable recreational facilities and parks; full-service grocery stores with healthy foods; excellent retail outlets; nice sit-down restaurants; well-kept roads and other infrastructure; safe distance from pollutants, major transport and cargo routes...


Migrants Moved to New Center as Hunger Strike Continues "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Tijuana, Mexico Thousands of migrants have been relocated to a new migrant shelter and await what changes may come as the new Mexican President takes office. Caravan Moved to New Shelter in Tijuana Mexico from Unicorn Riot on Vimeo. In the shelter, migrants found

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Israel Loses UN Diplomatic Battle, Must Leave Golan Heights "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The adopted resolutions declare Israels occupation of the Golan Heights null and void and urge states to maintain the status quo in occupied Jerusalem. The United Nations General Assembly approved six resolutions on Israel Friday, including a demand for Israel to withdraw from the Golan Heights, ratifying Syrian sovereignty over the territory, and a call []

The post Israel Loses UN Diplomatic Battle, Must Leave Golan Heights appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.


How To Re-Parent Your Broken Inner Child "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Aletheia Luna via Loner Wolf

Its never too late to have a happy childhood.

I stood staring at the crumpled, wind-battered flyer on the noticeboard.  Something had stopped me in that moment, something had driven me to contemplate those words, chewing on them slowly in my mind.

Its never too late to have a happy childhood

I sat down from afar, staring from my solitary bench at the baby blue and sunflower yellow words, the cliche associations of flower-power, group hugs and fairy-cherubs bombarding my thoughts.  Certainly, the notions associated with healing your inner child are not always universally appealing, but in that moment I instinctively knew that there was some deeper truth and value there, something powerfully healing.

And so began my quest to re-parent myself, my journey to reconnect to that lost and lonely inner child.

If you are interested in creating more wholeness and happiness in your life, keep reading what I discovered.

What Was Your Childhood Like?

A simple enough question, and something we all have a unique answer for.  While some of us had supportive, loving and open-minded upbringings, others of us experienced neglect to varying degrees.

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Ineffective decisions destroy European Union "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

European Council President Donald Tusk stated last week that the European Union will extend its existing economic sanctions on Russia this month. This decision is to be taken at a summit of EU leaders on Dec. 13-14. The EU measures against Russia's defense, energy and banking sectors should become another "punishment" for Moscow's role in the turmoil in Ukraine and the naval skirmish in the Sea of Azov.


GOP in Three States Move to Strip Power From Newly Elected Democratic Execs "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Student Loans Watchdog Who Quit Under Trump Plans Own Initiative (Russ)

From the Guardian: Seth Frotman, formerly of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, hopes new organization can succeed where officials failed.

Democratic Sweep in California Raises GOP Suspicion (Reader Steve)

The author writes, A combination of recent changes in Californias election rules have lengthened the ballot-counting process and upended traditional voting patterns in a year that Democrats captured a string of US House seats in the state. Suspicious Republicans have pointed a finger at the states dominant Democratic Party, suggesting the changes intentionally left Republicans at a disadvantage.

CIA Intercepts Underpin Assessment Saudi Crown Prince Targeted Khashoggi (Jimmy)

From the Wall Street Journal: Conclusion that Prince Mohammed bin Salman probably ordered killing relies in part on 11 messages he sent to adviser who oversaw hit squad around time it killed journalist.

Staffer Who Filed Whistleblower Suit Fired After House Republicans Elect New Leaders (Reader Steve)

The author writes, The Kentucky House Republican Leadership has fired a staffer who claims she was punished for reporting sexual harassment complaints against Republican members of the General Assembly.

US Military Says It Has a Light Footprint in Africa. These Documents Show a Vast Network of Bases. (Jimmy)

The author...


Nutmeg exhibits powerful anti-diabetes properties, concludes study "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


(Natural News) Nutmeg isnt just for pumpkin spice and eggnogs. In a study, researchers from the Institute of Chinese Materia Medica found that the spice which has a botanical name of Myristica fragrans  can be used to improve blood clotting and even prevent diabetes. Researchers from the Institute of Chinese Materia Medica looked at the effects of nutmeg in

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Ozone is a safer and greener alternative to toxic insecticides "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


(Natural News) People who are looking for natural alternatives to synthetic insecticides need not look any further than a gas found in the atmosphere. In a recent study, researchers from the Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado in Venezuela suggest using ozone, a naturally occurring gas in the stratosphere, to get rid of insect pests. Their findings, which appeared

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Eating too many calories can accelerate aging "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


(Natural News) Everybody knows that you are what you eat, but an interesting new study has discovered that eating less overall can directly impact how long you live. In fact, scientists have discovered that reducing calorie consumption leads to an almost linear increase in lifespan. This doesnt mean that we should all start starving ourselves

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UN Climate Summit To Emit More CO2 Than 8,200 American Homes Do In A Year "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


The U.N. has long been criticized for the high carbon footprints and costs of its meetings

The post UN Climate Summit To Emit More CO2 Than 8,200 Am...



Amazon HQ2: Really, New York? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This week on Upzoned, we air a conversation Kea and Chuck recorded a couple weeks ago, about the indisputable biggest story in urbanist news in the past month: Amazon HQ2, or more accurately, Amazon HQ 2 through 4. Though the two of them have disagreed in the past on whether the nation's largest retailer is always a problem for cities, they both agree that the company's decision to locate in New York City, Northern Virginia and Nashvilleand more importantly, those places' decisions to court Amazon with massive tax subsidies in the first placereveals something pretty ugly about the state of economic development in our cities.

And it can't be explained by desperation for growth at any cost. New York City, says Chuck, is the last place that should ever have to pay a major corporation to locate there. Why would the city and state bend over backwards to lure Amazonwhat did they hope to gain? Was it simply that, in the words of Governor Andrew Cuomo, "We had to win"?

And what do better alternatives look like? Kea and Chuck discuss economic gardening, a bottom-up approach to economic development that is deeply promising and stands in dramatic contrast to the silver-bullet approach represented by the Amazon HQ2 contest.

Please accept our apologies for some slight problems with the audio on this recording.

Top image via Wikimedia Commons


How Graduate Unions Are WinningAnd Scaring The Hell Out Of BossesIn The Trump Era "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In a 1,035 to 720 vote, Columbia Universitys graduate student union has agreed to a bargaining framework with the universitys administration, a milestone victory in the unions nearly five-year campaign for recognition. The vote outcome, announced earlier this week, follows Columbias November 19 announcement that it would bargain with the union, ending long-standing efforts to halt graduate unionization on campus and in the courts. Columbias decision is the latestand one of the most notablein a string of concessions by university administrators at private institutions across the country. Its a wave of labor action that belongs to the Trump era: The NLRBs Columbia University ruling, extending bargaining rights to graduate workers at private universities...


Will 2019 Bring a Free and Fair Gold & Silver Market? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Clint Siegner JPMorgan Chase and a number of other bullion banks are in a whole lot of trouble. Evidence detailing years of rigging markets...


The U.S. Has Dropped More Than 6000 Bombs This Year on Afghan Villagers "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

To the Honorable Alice Wells U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs U.S. Department of State RE: The U.S. Has Dropped More Than 6000 Bombs This Year on Afghan Villagers. Terrorizing the Afghan Villagers Are War Crimes. Dear Principal Wells: The United States bombardment and massacre of the Afghan/Pashtun villagers is []


Shocked, shocked! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

What will it mean when they announce they are "shocked, shocked"?


Smile, Travelers! Youre on Candid DHS Cameras. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Edward Hasbrouck The Department of Homeland Security has posted the latest update to a series of Privacy Impact Assessments attempting to whitewash the invasions...


A Good Step Forward But Not Enough, Say Climate Campaigners Of EUs Proposal To Go Climate Neutral By 2050 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Climate campaigners welcomed what they saw as a "step forward" and "glimmer of hope" following the European Commission's announcement Wednesday that it had set a goal of 2050 to get to net zero climate emissions. But, they warned, the plan still doesn't go far enough to avert planetary crisis. "Going climate neutral is necessary, possible, and in Europe's interest," statedCommissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Caete. He added that it "is in Europe's interest to stop spending on fossil fuel imports and invest in meaningful improvements to the daily lives of all Europeans." The latest IPCC report, Arias Caete told reporters, was "a real wake-up call," and "today we are responding to this call."


Uncle Paul and the Lion, a Story "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A story with MAGA caps, fruitcake, tequila, eggnog and pistols.


Features of the humanitarian aid deliveries in the key provinces of Syria "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

by Bassim al Khalili for Veterans Today   The situation through the eyes of the UN Recently, a spokesman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Babar Baloch, said there was a shortage of funds to provide the necessary assistance to the Syrian refugees. At present, only 31% of the required funds are recorded []


The Real Economics Of Migration "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Their strategy, while often electorally successful, is laying a foundation for weaker growth and higher levels of inequality across the worlds aging advanced economies. Debates about immigration are roiling the worlds democracies. In the run-up to the US midterm elections this year, President Donald Trump sought to rally his base by making an issue out of a caravan of impoverished Central Americans making its way on foot to the southern border. In the United Kingdom, warnings of imminent mass immigration of Turkish people contributed to the June 2016 vote in favor of leaving the European Union. In Italy, Hungary, Austria, and elsewhere, populists have tightened their grip on power by politicizing flows of migrants and asylum seekers from the Middle East and North Africa.


Why I am Grateful to George Herbert Walker Bush "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I am grateful for Bush and for his presidency for two major and positive changes in my life for which he deserves at least partial credit (or, if prefer, bears at least partial responsibility).


The Guardian Publishes More Blatant MI6 Lies About Julian Assange "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

November 27, 2018 "Information Clearing House" -   The right wing Ecuadorean government of President Moreno continues to churn out its production line of fake documents regarding Julian Assange, and channel them straight to MI6 mouthpiece Luke Harding of the Guardian. Amazingly, more Ecuadorean Government documents have just been discovered for the Guardian, this time spy agency reports detailing visits of Paul Manafort and unspecified Russians to the Embassy. By a wonderful coincidence of timing, this is the day after Mueller announced that Manaforts plea deal was over. The problem with this latest fabrication is that Moreno had already released the visitor logs to the Mueller inquiry. Neither Manafort nor these Russians are in the visitor logs.


Yellow Vest Protests Enter Third Week in France Overview "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Hundreds of thousands of French citizens enter their third week of fiery Yellow Vest protests reportedly sparked by a series of fuel price increases that began in 2017 the next planned increase set to go live on January 1st, 2019.

Short videos like the one posted below are all over Twitter:

Frances President Emmanuel Macron, seen by many as the billionaire bankers choice, now has an approval rating plummeting towards 20%. The following report is an overview of the latest developments provided by SouthFront.

A demonstrator walks past a fire during a protest of Yellow vests (Gilets jaunes) against rising oil prices and living costs on the Champs Elysees, in Paris, on December 1, 2018. (Photo by Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT/AFP)
A demonstrator walks past a fire during a protest of Yellow vests (Gilets jaunes) against rising oil prices and living costs on the Champs Elysees, in Paris, on December 1, 2018. (Photo by Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT/AFP)

SouthFront reports

For the third Saturday in a row, on December 1st, there were protests throughout France.

The protests began on November 17th, hundreds of thousands French citizens took to the streets all around the country, initially protesting sharp fuel hikes on fuel and diesel levied to reduce emissions and push people toward more environmentally friendly vehicles.

A tax, which was approved in 2017 raised the fuel price by 7.6 cents per liter on diesel and 3.9 per liter on fuel. In addition to another increase in October 2018, citizens finances were hit hard. There is also another increase planned to take place on January 1st, 2019 a further 6.5 cents per lite...


Why The U.S. Threatens China As A New Superpower "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Chinas growth into the worlds second-largest economy is being evaluated by all the corporate media, reflecting debates in U.S. ruling circles and the U.S. top military command. They are forced to admit that most of their hopes and dreams that the Chinese government could be easily overwhelmed, and that Wall Street would find an open road into China, are now dashed by the reality of a stable government that seems to have wide mass support and growing prosperity. The New York Times Sunday edition ran a 20-page special supplement titled China Rules on Nov. 25. It begins with the admission: The West was certain China would fail. Government-controlled economies stifle growth. Oppression smothers innovation. The Internet is an untamable force. A new middle class will demand a vote.


Opening moves for Idlib battle beginning "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

from Southfront [ Editors Note: Major battles will usually begin with either a feint or a real move to seize a strategic position that will be key to the battle. This HTS (the renamed al-Qaeda) preparation to secure complete control over the Aleppo road looks like the real deal, as it will live or die []


74-Year-Old Woman Uses Her Gun To Fend Off A Burglar With A Long Rap Sheet "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A 74-year-old woman was sleeping near her newly-acquired handgun when she heard a burglar breaking into her home in the middle of the night.


Royal Family Implicated in Billionaire Pedophile Scandal as Court Case Begins in Florida "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


Prince Andrew has been dragged into Jeffrey Epstein pedophile scandal as pic of him with underage victim is listed as exhibit at new court case.

The post Royal Family Implicated in Billionaire Pedophile Scandal as Court Case Begins in Florida appeared first on The Free Thought Project.


This is What Sand Magnified Up to 300x Looks Like [Photos] "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Amanda Froelich

To see a world in a grain of sand,

And heaven in a wild flower,

Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,

and eternity in an hour.

William Blake

When Blake scribed this poem, he likely knew that because everything is connected, it is a reflection of everything else. Therefore, you can see the beauty of heaven in a wildflower, as well as in a tiny grain of sand. If you seek additional evidence, look to Dr. Gary Greenbergs work.

Greenberg is a fascinating individual. Until the age of 33, he worked as a photographer and filmmaker. But then, he moved from LA to London and earned a Ph.D. in biomedical research. His curiosity for the natural world and his background in photography led him to develop the high-definition 3D microscope. As a result, he now has 18 patents under his name.

With the invention, Greenberg can photograph grains of sand up to 300x magnification. The photographs reveal that even minute aspects of Creation are beautiful. Just perhaps, Blake was onto something 

Following are 10+ photographs of magnified sand:



Holy crap I almost feel sorry for Milo Yiannopoulos "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Almost. He had his 15 minutes, and then he was supposed to just fade away, but apparently his disappearance from public life is going to be preceded by setting himself on fire and taking a swan dive into a giant pool of explosive sewage. His self-indulgent lifestyle is about to implode.

The scale of Milo Yiannopouloss financial problems have been laid bare in an extensive tranche of documents seen today by HOPE not hate. The financial documents reveal that the once-darling of the Alt-Lite has racked up personal debts to the tune of $496,000, a figure that has included $47,499.63 owed on his credit card and $20,000 to the jewellers Cartier.

However, Yiannopoulos financial problems could be far worse, with one document suggesting he owes $1,600,000 to Milo Inc. alone. On top of this is $400,000 owed to his former partners the Mercer Family and $153,215 to the law firm Meister Seelig & Fein for charges related to his now dropped legal case against the publisher Simon and Schuster.

Im kind of impressed, actually. He believed his own hype and just went nuts, and now its time to pay the piper, which he cant, because he has no talent or skills.

One can only hope that all the narcissistic alt-righters and Intellectual Dark Web preeners meet a similar fate, although I doubt any of the others were quite so extravagantly profligate.


The Clinton road show is off to a poor start "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Remember when I wrote about the 13-stop North American tour that Bill and Hillary Clinton were going to make where people were charged pricey amounts to watch them talk on stage, though if you were willing to fork out even more hundreds dollars, you could also get a brief meet-and-greet with them? I wondered at that time whether we hadnt had our fill of the Clintons and whether enough people would be willing to pay such amounts.

It looks like my skepticism was warranted. Maureen Dowd, a columnist for the New York Times (whose awfulness in that role is partly masked because of even worse columnists like Thomas Friedman) was one of those who (or at least her paper) shelled out big bucks for a ticket and now feels that she should have held out for discounted tickets.

Im looking around Scotiabank Arena, the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and its a depressing sight. Its two-for-the-price-of-one in half the arena. The hockey rink is half curtained off, but even with that, organizers are scrambling at the last minute to cordon off more sections behind thick black curtains, they say due to a lack of sales. I paid $177 weeks in advance. (I passed on the pricey meet-and-greet option.) On the day of the event, some unsold tickets are slashed to single digits.

I get reassigned to another section as the Clintons audience space shrinks. But even with all the herding, Im still looking at large swaths of empty seats and I cringe at the thought that the Clintons will look out and see that, too. It was only four years ago, after all, that Canadians were clamoring to buy tickets to see the woman who seemed headed for history.

Dowd wonders what made the Clintons decide on this plan.

It cant be the money at this point. Have they even spent all the Goldman gold yet? Do they want to swim in their cash like Scrooge McDuck?

What scares me the most is Hillarys smug certainty of her own virtue as she has become greedy and how typical that is of so many chic liberals who seem unaware of their own greed, Charlie Peters, the legendary liberal former editor of The Washington Monthly, told me. They dont really face the complicity of whats happened to the world, how selfish weve become and the horrible damage of screwing the workers and causing this resentment that the Republicans found a way of tapping into. He ruefully worries about the Obamas in this regard, too.

I think that Hillary Clinton may well r...


Syrian War Report Dec. 3, 2018: Syrian Military Deploys Troops, Battle Tanks Near Idlib "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

from SouthFront On November 30th, Khalid al-Mahamid, a prominent figure of the Syrian opposition, revealed that there is an international agreement to eliminate Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in Idlib. Al-Mahamid is known as the godfather of the reconciliation process which took place in southern Syria in 2018. The UAE-based businessman reportedly persuaded thousands of former []


Please President Assad, Arm The Protesters In France To End This Brutal Crackdown (Satire) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Brandon Turbeville After weeks of massive protests taking place in France, one thing is clear; the French people have had it with the current...


What kind of weird hell is Charleston, Illinois? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Anyone live there? Or near there? I was just pointed at their Parks & Recreation department, which has been busy promoting a very Christian life, despite being listed as a government organization. Like this:

I guess it is the Charleston Parks & Rec departments job to take people out of Charleston and drive them all the way across Indiana to a Christian religious indoctrination camp. It just seems way out of bounds for a city government.

Then I noticed other events that theyve sponsored.

Really? Daddy-daughter dances and Mom-son dates? Could all of you creepy Christians learn that there are healthy parent-child relationships, and they dont try to mimic courtship rituals?

Charleston has a large regional university, Eastern Illinois, but even that doesnt offset my impression of the town as a bizarre little theocracy full of glassy-eyed Christian zealots who wouldnt think of complaining about how the city government has been hijacked by fundies. Maybe there are some residents of the region who can correct me, unless the kinds of people who would read freethoughtblogs have all been incinerated in a wicker man over the years.


Virtual Reality (VR) Created for Physical Therapy Even Though Use Is Harmful to Eyes, etc. Plus More Tech = More E-Waste. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By B.N. Frank Florida college students are creating Virtual Reality (VR) programs to make physical therapy (PT) more fun: Student Jonathan Truong is part of the team...


For the First Time Since 9/11, Federal Govt Takes Steps to Prosecute the Use of Explosives to Destroy WTCs "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


A team of lawyers has successfully petitioned the federal government, by presenting them with evidence indicating that explosives were used to bring down the World Trade Centers.

The post For the First Time Since 9/11, Federal Govt Takes Steps to Prosecute the Use of Explosives to Destroy WTCs appeared first on The Free Thought Project.


8 Fake News Stories Being Peddled About Michael Cohens Guilty Plea "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Following Michael Cohens surprise guilty plea, the media and critics of the president wasted no time pushing collusion narratives, conspiracy theories, and outright falsehoods.


Jesus: Self-hating Jew and anti-Semite? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

by Vaughn Klingenberg 41.  Now His parents used to go up year by year to Jerusalem at the Feast of the Passover. 42.  And when He was twelve years old they went up as was customary at the time of the Feast, and, 43.  after staying the full number of days, when they started back []


Microsoft Declares Intent To Provide Military All Of Its Technology Because of the Militarys Ethical and Honorable Tradition "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Nicholas West After decades of tech companies and the U.S. military overlapping in a variety of ways, it appears that the largest of them...


The Film the Israel Lobby Does Not Want You to See "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

"The Lobby," the four-part Al-Jazeera documentary that was blocked under heavy Israeli pressure shortly before its release, has been leaked online by the Chicago-based website Electronic Intifada, the French website Orient XXI and the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar.


Which Languages Are the Most Popular? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Ten Most Popular Languages By Matt Rosenberg/ThoughtCo There are 6,909 languages actively being spoken in the world today, although only about six percent of them have more than a million speakers each. As globalization becomes more common so does the learning of languages. People in many different countries see the value of learning a foreign language to improve []


WATCH: Riot Police Remove Helmets, Join in Solidarity with Citizens Protesting Corrupt Government "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


As 100,000 citizens from the left and the right joined in a massive protest over the weekend, many riot police officers were seen removing their helmets and joining them in solidarity.

The post WATCH: Riot Police Remove Helmets, Join in Solidarity with Citizens Protesting Corrupt Government appeared first on The Free Thought Project.


The Bin Ladens and the Bushes: On 9/11 George Herbert W. Bush Meets Osamas Brother Shafiq bin Laden "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Lest we forget, one day before the 9/11 attacks, the dad of the sitting President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush was meeting none other than Shafig bin Laden, the brother of alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden.

The post The Bin Ladens and the Bushes: On 9/11 George Herbert W. Bush Meets Osamas Brother Shafiq bin Laden appeared first on Global Research.


Supreme Court schedules hearing in third Indian law case "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Oral arguments in a closely-watched treaty rights case take place on January 8, 2019.


Congressman Threatens to Bomb Gun Owners Who Dont Submit to Gun Control "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Alan Mosley In May of 2018, Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) wrote an opinion column for USA Today in which he called for significant increases...


What does university-level course mean? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Discovery Institute is touting something called a university-level course by Michael Behe. I have no idea what that means. A real university course is part of a curriculum, a program of study that leads to a degree; there is supposed to be an integrated body of knowledge behind it and surrounding it. We also emphasize lab work in the sciences, so theres a mix of lecture and hands-on research. We also tend to rank the level of a course by how many prerequisites are required you dont get to take my development course unless youve also taken cell biology first, or youd be wasting everyones time.

So what is this course Behe is offering? Its 41 video episodes. No prerequisites. They dont say if you get college credit for taking it, but I can safely say the answer is Hell No. Theyre using university-level as a meaningless adjective. Its not offered through any accredited university, its just YouTube for creationists.

In these videos, Behe discusses the history of thought on evolution and intelligent design, and then delves into the science behind natural selection, random mutation, and irreducible complexity. He covers criticisms of ID as well as relevant new discoveries.

The lectures are accompanied by quizzes to help track your progress, perfect for everyone from high school students up through college professors! Dont miss it.

The course is a $50 value. But you can get it free by pre-ordering Darwin Devolves.

Oh, it has quizzes. Is Michael Behe going to grade them? You know, we dont just test students for the heck of it its to assess how theyre doing, how the material is being received, whether weve got good comprehension. Ive often looked at test results and said, Uh-oh, they didnt get concept XI better go over that again, try a new approach, get them to engage these ideas. Will Behe be interacting with his students at all?

No, of course not. I wish people would learn that theres more to teaching than just marching through a series of presentations.

I also like how they claim it is a $50 value. How did they determine that? Are they even aware that that would be a ridiculously low price for what theyd like to pretend is equivalent to a 3-credit full semester course (3 class hours a week for 15 weeksof course, we dont even know how long each of these videos are)? And then it turns out its not $50, its completely free when you buy a book.

That tells me its worth $0, which is a fair price for the value.

I shouldnt be surp...


Choose Love The Shop Where People Buy Gifts For Refugees "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Mayukh Saha

Ever felt that you are enjoying the moment, but still missing out on something at the same time? This is what Christmas is for a lot of people around. Also, have you ever seen people buying but not bringing anything out of the shopping stores during Christmas? Real people buying real things for real people, but no, not for themselves! If you wondered whether this is some Utopian vision, it isnt.
This is what Choose Love has been doing since the last few years. You would find a disciplined queue outside their shop despite the harsh November cold. The Black Friday Sale? Nah. They have come together with the motto shop your heart out, leave with nothing, and feel the love.

Photograph: Alex Green/

In this case, the charity Help Refugees in its applaudable efforts makes sure that Christmas changes. This organisation runs the pop-up store Choose Love and encourages shoppers to buy basic necessities like beds and solar lamps for the homeless and the nameless who have been away from home. It is located in Carnaby Street. It ensures that these people find refuge in some way that aids them in their survival, shelter and ultimately their future. The store caters to these three kinds of needs and is categorised accordingly....


Migrants, human traffickers, storm Laguna Beach in panga boat "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A group of thirteen Chinese and Mexican nationals including at least two smugglers landed on a California beach last Thursday in a panga boat where 11 of the thirteen were taken into custody by Laguna Beach Police.

Laguna Beach Police Tweeted the following message on Tuesday along with a video of the migrants storming the beach: Laguna Beach PD, Marine Safety, and @CBP are still in the area searching on foot for additional panga boat passengers after the obtained video shows 13 individuals fleeing from the boat. Currently, 7 are detained.

According to reports, the incident happened around 7 a.m.

City Operation Coordinator  Jordan Villwock said: They saw two men running for the cliffs.

Google Maps

About five minutes after the migrants were spotted 7 were apprehended followed by another five who were taken into custody hours later.

One migrant remains on the loose.

Score: USA 12, Migrants 1.

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What Makes A Good Life? Lessons From The Longest Study On Happiness "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Mayukh Saha

Happiness is not guaranteed to any of us, as John Green says, the world is not a wish-granting factory. For centuries, we have all chased happiness in materialistic things, money, fame, wealth and what not. Even when you ask people today what they would need to be completely happy, the general answer is a lot of money or becoming famous and in a way, we find this answer acceptable but psychiatrist Robert J Waldinger disagrees, and vehemently so.

Waldinger graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College and then went on to become one of the directors of the longest running studies in adult happiness that has about 724 men as participants. The study has been going on since the last 75 years- yes, you read that right!

The participants of the study can be divided into two parts, the first one consisting of men who were included when they were graduating from Harvard during the 1930s and the second one is dominated by men from the same time but these were the most troubled kids from a poor area in Boston.

We all know that psychological studies and research barely ever go on for so long, but this study has remained alive, thanks to the generations of academicians who did not give up on it and also all the participants who made sure to be in contact with the researchers and extended their cooperation every time it was solicited.

Dr Waldinger then goes on to talk about what the study really centres around: happiness! What makes us happy? What makes our lives full and keeps our souls at peace?

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He says that the secret to long-lasting happiness lies in all the relationships we share with other people in our lives. Robert tells us tha...


Mark Trahant: Indian Country left out of latest life expectancy report "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Are we living longer or not? For Indian Country the answer is complicated.


Earth could shrink to 100m across if particle accelerator experiments go wrong "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Professor Lord Martin Rees has revealed the "worst case scenario" for particle accelerators - and they could mean the end of Earth as we know it. He warns that if things went wrong, they could result in a black hole being formed, or the Earth being turned into a "hyperdense sphere". Particle accelerators like the Large Hadron Collider shoot particles at incredibly high speeds, smash them together, and observe the fallout. While they have led to massive breakthroughs ... they also carry a high risk, Rees says in his new book On The Future: Prospects for Humanity. "Maybe a black hole could form," he writes. "The second scary possibility is that the quarks would reassemble themselves into compressed objects called strangelets. Under some hypotheses a strangelet could, by contagion, convert anything else it encounters into a new form of matter, transforming the entire earth. Many of us are inclined to dismiss these risks as science fiction, but give the stakes they could not be ignored." Cern writes on their website "The LHC Safety Assessment Group (LSAG) reaffirms and extends the conclusions of the 2003 report that LHC collisions present no danger and that there are no reasons for concern. Whatever the LHC will do, nature has already done many times over during the lifetime of the Earth and other astronomical bodies."

Note: Why aren't any other media reporting on this vitally important topic? For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing news articles on the nature of reality.

Interstellar object may have been alien probe, Harvard paper argues, but experts are skeptical "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A mysterious cigar-shaped object spotted tumbling through our solar system last year may have been an alien spacecraft sent to investigate Earth, astronomers from Harvard University have suggested. The object, nicknamed 'Oumuamua, meaning "a messenger that reaches out from the distant past" in Hawaiian, was discovered in October 2017 by the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii. Since its discovery, scientists have been at odds to explain its unusual features and precise origins, with researchers first calling it a comet and then an asteroid before finally deeming it the first of its kind: a new class of "interstellar objects." A new paper by researchers at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics raises the possibility that the elongated dark-red object, which is 10 times as long as it is wide and traveling at speeds of 196,000 mph, might ... be a fully operational probe sent intentionally to Earth vicinity by an alien civilization. The theory is based on the object's "excess acceleration," or its unexpected boost in speed as it traveled through and ultimately out of our solar system in January. "Considering an artificial origin, one possibility is that 'Oumuamua is a light sail, floating in interstellar space as a debris from an advanced technological equipment," wrote the paper's authors, suggesting that the object could be propelled by solar radiation.

Note: For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing UFO news articles from reliable major media sources. Then explore the excellent, reliable resources provided in our UFO Information Center.

Signs That Institutional Investors May Be Reorienting Towards Sustainable Investing "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

For a long time entrepreneurs, investors and advocates of sustainable investing have spoken longingly about the $2 trillion of institutional investor dollars that have been reputed to be sitting skeptically on the sidelines, teasing everyone with the prospect of finally putting their sizeable investment muscle to work to scale the sector. Throughout this period, institutional investors have argued that they have withheld their dollars over sound investment concerns with the sector. For a number of years, innovative entrepreneurs in growth sectors like food, energy, water and waster have been doing the heavy lifting to demonstrate that some of these smaller-scale projects can provide attractive investment returns for those investors willing to step in and pioneer these structures. Institutional investors are taking notice. Now a new investor survey and report issued by Bright Harbor Advisors, a private fund advisor, provides some compelling evidence that institutional investors are warming to sustainable investing. 81% now have some type of sustainability, impact, or ESG [Environment, Social, and Governance] mandate as part of their formal investment policy. And an increasing number are allocating internal resources to implement these policies. About a third of respondents have someone on their team dedicated to the space and nearly 20% have sustainable private fund managers in a dedicated investment bucket.

Note: See this Forbes article for more on these inspiring shifts in investing. Explore a treasure trove of concise summaries of incredibly inspiring news articles which will inspire you to make a difference.


Trump And Xi Vow To Pause The Trade War, As Dow Surges On The News "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Mac Slavo The Dow futures gained 460 points shortly after United States President Donald Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping vowed to temporarily hit the...


Video: Hezbollah Warns Israel: If You Dare Attack, You Will Regret it "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

On the evening of Friday, November 30, Hezbollahs war media broadcasted this video addressed to Israel and subtitled in Hebrew, in response to recent Israeli military exercises simulating an aggression against southern Lebanon, an escalation of violations of Lebanese airspace

The post Video: Hezbollah Warns Israel: If You Dare Attack, You Will Regret it appeared first on Global Research.


Mexico on the Eve of AMLO So Far from God and So Close to the United States "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The full quote by Porfirio Daz is: Poor Mexico, so far from God and so close to the United States. Mexican President Daz (1876-1880 and 1884-1911) got it at least half right. Mexico has suffered in the shadow of the

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Royal Road Ahead: Saudi Crown Prince Leaves G-20 Confident, Turning Corner After Khashoggi Scandal "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

There was a high-five from Vladimir Putin. And for Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi it was business as usual.

At home, Saudi Arabias media trumpeted Mohammed bin Salmans meetings with world leaders, tweeting pictures of his encounters, which

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Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation in historic health partnership "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Oklahoma State University and the Cherokee Nation are changing the way America trains doctors.


There havent been any examples of media hagiography of awful people lately, have there? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I wouldnt know. I was in the gym yesterday (its become the only place where Im subjected to broadcast media) when I saw Karl Rove and other awful people from the 90s who Ive tried to forget, and my brain shorted out, I saw a Tunnel of Light open before me, and my short-term memory flitted away like a cloud of butterflies. Still, Im sure this is referring to something.


Did Ukraine Coordinate Its Provocation in Black Sea with Western Partners? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It appears that Western experts and Ukrainian diplomats successfully forecasted the November 25 escalation in the Black Sea in middle November.

On November 21st, the Atlantic Council an American think tank in the field of international affairs, which

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World War II: Hitlers Early Victories in the USSR and the Wolfs Lair Headquarters "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In Hitlers goals to attain Germanic dominion of the planet, he enjoyed some of his most triumphant days secured away at the vast, virtually unheard of Wolfs Lair. The complex was known in the German tongue as Wolfsschanze. Hitler had

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Mexico: AMLO Opens Presidential House Los Pinos to the Public "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

From the moment Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was sworn in as president of Mexico, the presidential house known as Los Pinos was opened to the public as a museum and art gallery as a sign of the new governments austerity.

The post Mexico: AMLO Opens Presidential House Los Pinos to the Public appeared first on Global Research.


The 2018 Firestorms: There Is No Planet B "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It takes only a spark, from a lightning or human ignition, to start a fire, but it involves high temperatures, a period of drought, a build-up of dry vegetation and strong winds to start a bush fire, such as is

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The Deadliest Operation. Truman on The Purpose and Operations of Our CIA "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Choose your battles wisely.

One month to the day after President Kennedys assassination, the Washington Post published an article by former president Harry Truman.

I think it has become necessary to take another look at the purpose and operations of

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The migrant caravan trying to invade the USA is actually a DISEASE caravan "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Thousands of migrant invaders trying to rush the United States border via Mexico are reportedly now having to undergo medical treatment because theyre infected with life-threatening diseases, reveal figures just released from Tijuanas Health Department.

Officials in Mexico say that at least one third of the illegal caravans 6,000 members are suffering from HIV, tuberculosis, or one or more of a number of other serious illnesses that are putting local populations at risk of infection.

There are three confirmed cases of tuberculosis, four cases of HIV / AIDS and four separate cases of chickenpox, explains a Tijuana Health Department spokesman to reporters. At least 101 migrants have lice and multiple instances of skin infections, the departments data shows. Theres also a threat of Hepatitis outbreak due to unsanitary conditions.

Since theres nowhere else to house these infected people, hordes of them are currently occupying the Benito Juarez Sports Complex near the San Ysidro U.S.-Mexico Port of Entry, even though the facility is only capable of handling a maximum of 1,000 people.

Illegal migrants are being told No Spitting following spate of bodily fluid biohazards

Many of these poor women and children, as Americas fake news media is calling them, have extremely poor hygiene standards. Thousands of mostly younger men are reportedly coughing and spitting so much around Tijuana that officials there have had to put up No Spitting signs as a deterrent.

Meanwhile, local governments in Tijuana are at their wits end and running out of money as they attempt to deal with this illegal invasion.

We wont compromise the resources of the residents of Tijuana, stated Juan Manuel Gastelum, Tijuanas mayor, adding that the city is having to spend roughly $30,000 per day keeping the place livable in spite of the invasion.

We wont raise taxes tomorrow to pay for todays problem, he added.

Treasonous CDC bringing diseased migrants into U.S. for treatment on the taxpayers dime

Since repeated attempts by bleeding heart leftists to let these hordes of illegals into the U.S. has thus far failed, the corrupt U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is doing its part to destroy the country by actually flying these diseased criminalsinto the country and shipping them to CDC medical facilities for treatment.



Emmanuel Macron: The Little Emperor and Humpty-Dumpty "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

After less than two years, Frances youngest President, Emanuel Macron, has become the de facto leader of Europe but the object of violence at home.

Having spent a total of thirty-odd years living and working in France, I am only

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They Walk Among Us-They Live Next Door-Many More Are On Their Way-The UNs Bloodless Coup Against the US "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The United Nations has ordered Trump to admit all migrants. Further, and shockingly, the UN says it will be the global authority by the year 2030. Here are the details of this incredible story of how the UN is perpetrating a bloodless coup to take over the United States.

This article is an article which uses original source material from the United Nations related to foreign occupation of America. Its purpose is to illustrate how much trouble America is in and how much danger each and everyone reading these words are in, as well. I felt that the display of abject ignorance of the public related to the lack of urgency on the part of the Trump administration in dealing with substantive issues in a timely fashion needed to be addressed. Trump has done some wonderful things for this country. However, there are critical issues staring us in the face that this administration is either incapable or unwilling to address. At the end of this article, you will be looking for our MIA President and asking, why are we still in the United Nations? And these UN sponsored immigrants are coming by the tens of millions. They will overwhelm our infrastructure and destroy this country as is happening in Europe.

The Facade of a Peaceful Organization

The United Nations claims to be the defender of human rights. According to their Agenda 2030 All people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect  then ask yourself a question, why did the UN just demand that all nations fine, seize the businesses, block internet access and incarcerate ANYONE who criticizes UN Migration policies. So much for the United Nations and their treating people with respect mantra. Free speech is endangered species on this planet. And before I lose my freedom of speech, I best present a quick presentation about how we are being conquered and occupied while I still can. The United Nation...


Haaretz: Netanyahu told Trump to stand by Saudi Arabia "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Even Israeli police are now saying that Benjamin Netanyahu should be indicted for bribery and corruption. If they do believe that he is to be trialed, who are we to say no? Wouldnt it be nice to see this ethnic cleanser behind bars for the rest of his natural life?


Cronkite News: Secretary Zinke unleashes personal attack on lawmaker "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A member of Congress called on Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to resign. The response was blistering.


I changed my mind. No longer satisfactory. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Yesterday I said I was satisfied by Neil deGrasse Tysons response. Today, after reading a flood of comments and counter-arguments, I am convinced that there are many things wrong with it, from thinking that well-meaning explanations of intent after the fact are sufficient amends, to the weird handshake learned from a mysterious Native elder. All I can say is that when someone I have prior sympathy for says Heres why I didnt mean to harm that person, I should learn to cut through the excuses straight to the operative phrase, I harmed that person. OK, now what, Dr Tyson?

Also, an affirmation from someone with prior leanings in your favor is pretty much meaningless. He needs to listen far more to his critics, as do we all, and address their concerns. Most of all, he needs to respect the people hes harmed, or their numbers will grow.

One last thing: I also looked at the comments of his other defenders. I was horrified to see how many of them are comparing Neil deGrasse Tyson to Brett Kavanaugh I am not going to be one of them. I hope Dr Tyson is also appalled, and recognizes that this is a sign hes going in the wrong direction.


Lets Start the Week with Roses "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

More photos of the famous Ruston Roses courtesy of DavidinOz.  The pink roses at the end look so fresh and fragrant that I wish there was smell-o-vision.

Some photos showing the scale of the garden at Rustons Roses. You can also see the potential if the new owners succeed.


David Brindley, all rights reserved

David Brindley, all rights reserved

David Brindley, all rights reserved

David Brindley, all rights reserved

David Brindley, all rights reserved

David Brindley, all rights reserved

Thanks David. What a great way to start the week.


GlamourBees "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

[Warning: Bees] [Is Apiphobia a thing? Im going to assume it is]

This is via Atlas Obscura, which is a must-read if youre a nexus of weirdness. [atl]

Droege is a wildlife biologist at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Maryland, where he is developing a program to inventory and monitor North Americas native anthophiles. Some of his duties involve fieldwork, which he enjoys so much that he describes a trip to analyze the bee fauna in South Africas Kruger National Park as a vacation. I cant think of anything that feeds my spirit more, he says, than to be doing uninterrupted natural history in a warm, sunny, bee-filled part of the world while others endure snow up north. Fair enough. Even if you never trek along with him, Droege will do his darnedest to convince you that bees pausing above the dry landscapes flowers are just as worth swooning over as the pride of lions stalking past.

My first apartment was a few miles from there and I used to sometimes go up late at night on my motorcycle and park, and think deep thoughts while I fed the mosquitoes. Its a lovely haven of peace in the middle of highways and office parks.

Droege photographs bees. Hes also, apparently, a bee-marketing genius and instinctive social media manipulator. His bee photos are suddenly popular and attracting a following. He has a huge archive online. [flickr] Have a look!

Meanwhile: some bees

(to the theme of circling overland by Front 242)


kid pictures!




Native Sun News Today: Indian athletes once dominated the world of sports "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By the close of the 19th century, Indian athletes started to make their mark in baseball and football.


Tim Giago: Sorry but the R-Word does not honor Native Americans "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

When early settlers needed extra cash they would say, 'Lets go out and kill some Redskins and collect the bounty on them.'


George H.W. Bush Shaped History But Not the Way Were Told "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In the coming days, the media will be filled with reminiscences and reviews of former President George H.W. Bushs storied life and political career. But most wont report and few actually know the backstory of Bushs role in building an interlocking family, business and intelligence network that charted the nations course for decades. That work was secret, and predated his known (and very brief) intelligence career by decades.

Bush, who died Nov. 30 at age 94, is being remembered with nostalgia as emblematic of a supposedly more civil and genteel era, when US leaders put country first. But George H.W. Bush and his associates had a profound effect in shaping a power equation mostly in ways they sought to obscure that protected and advanced their interests.

With days of Bush tributes and retrospectives ahead, we think its a good time to offer a more complete picture. To provide readers with that missing historical background, we present a revealing excerpt from WhoWhatWhy founder and Editor-in-Chief Russ Bakers book, Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, Americas Invisible Government, and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years.

CIA, Director, George H.W. Bush

CIA Director George H.W. Bush in the lobby of the CIA building. Photo credit: Unknown

Poppys Secret


When Joseph McBride came upon the document about George H. W. Bushs double life, he was not looking for i...


Volvox wall art giveaway! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I had eight prints made (on canvas) of a micrograph I took in grad school of Volvox aureus. They turned out much better than I expectedits really hard to know how the color balance of something youre looking at on a computer screen will look when its printed out. Im going to give one away by random drawing. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment identifying your favorite species (of anything; rules below).

Volvox aureus

Volvox aureus by me

This is a 12 x 12 print of an integrated z-stack; that is, the in-focus portions of several different focal planes are combined so that more of the image is in focus than any single focal plane can capture. It was taken with a Nikon DS-Ri1 digital camera mounted on a Nikon Eclipse Ti inverted microscope. I dont remember which objective I was using, but at around 10 diameter, the final image is about 500x (assuming the colony was ~0.5 mm). The photo was printed by Canvas Champ, and I had it laminated (which is supposed to make it last longer). The canvas is stretched on a wood frame and ready to hang:


The rules:

I will use a random number generator to pick one commenter out of however many submit a species in response to this post by 11:59 p.m. Friday, December 7, 2018, and Ill send the photo to the winner. Eligible entries must be a species, but common names are fine (e.g. bluejay is fine, but Volvox, being a genus, is not). If theres some question about what counts as a species, eligibility will be decided at my sole discretion. Optionally, you can say why your preferred species is the coolest. Multiple entries wont increase your odds (and will complicate my randomization), so one entry per person, please. Theres no catch; Ill pay the postage, and I wont ask for any information beyond your mailing address.

Im going to try to sell the other seven prints; if you dont win, you can find them...


NeverTrump Clings To Russia Collusion Conspiracy Theory Despite Lack Of Evidence "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The news that former Trump attorney Michael Cohen pled guilty to a process crime was enough to convince them of Trump's guilt, despite the lack of evidence.


The Last Prudent Foreign Policy President Was George H.W. Bush "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In a world largely inhabited by foreign policy ideologues with no sense of history, one can only hope George H.W. Bushs prudence, restraint, and realist statecraft makes a comeback.


If We Dont Cut Debt And Spending, The U.S. Is Poised For Another Financial Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

If inflation reaches 80s levels and the Fed responds by increasing interest rates to 80s levels, the United States will undergo a jarring debt crisis.


The Tales Of Adventure And Romance Behind World War IIs Flying Tigers "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A new history by Sam Kleiner, 'The Flying Tigers: The Untold Story of the American Pilots Who Waged a Secret War Against Japan,' tells the story of how some of America's most legendary pilots and mercenaries helped win Word War II.


Why The Brexit Deal Has Become Such A Tangled Mess "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The gap between what many British leaders want and what Theresa May could deliver has placed the United Kingdom in the midst of high-stakes political drama with a far-from-certain outcome.


The Furor Over Bans And Speech Codes Is Not Just About Twitter "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

There are legitimate reasons to worry Twitter's ostensible placation of progressive activists signals the elite class mounting interest in pleasing those who wish to narrow acceptable speech.


This Childrens Book Will Teach Your Family How To Laugh "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Mr. Mehans Mildly Amusing Mythical Mammals may be difficult to describe, but it has what matters most: that vital spark that brings good books alive.


The Liberal Elites Driving Climate Change Hysteria Are Hurting Democrats Electoral Chances "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Liberal, coastal elites in the mainstream media are woefully out of touch with what actual Democratic voters care about when it comes to the environment.


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Realizes Its Expensive To Pay For Other Peoples Pre-Existing Conditions "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Liberals who claim to support Obamacares pre-existing condition protections dont want to pay those higher premiums themselves. Imagine that.


It Will Take Years To Reap The Whirlwind Sown By Genetically Altered Babies "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Last week, a Chinese researcher said he helped create the worlds first gene-edited babies, in an effort to make them less susceptible to AIDS. Scientists responded in an uproar.


How To Buy Jewelry For Your Wife Or Girlfriend "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This holiday season, be conscious of your budget, take note of her taste, and heed a few simple design rules to get her a gift she'll love.


New Emoji Proves Now Is The Time To Fight For Redhead Equality "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Despite our recent victory, redheads still face disenfranchisement if they want to use any other hairstyle, expression, or character on the emoji keyboard.


'I can't breathe!': Video shows moments before Native man's death "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Zachary Bear Heels, a 29-year-old citizen of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, died in an encounter with police in Omaha, Nebraska.


Goodbye AICP? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Earlier this year, I received a letter from the American Planning Association (APA) informing me that my certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) was no longer in effect. The reason stated was that I had failed to complete the required ethics credit for my continuing education. There was a reinstatement process outlined in the letter, including an ultimate deadline for meeting this requirement and becoming an AICP certified planner without having to retake the test.

The letter has sat on my desk for months. I came into the office this evening to find the letter so I could reference it, and someone has cleared it off my desk. Im unable to locate it. My AICP pin that was sent to me years ago is sitting here on the ledge, however, in the box it came in with a dead bug on top of it. Its disposition is revealing.

Im coming to the realization that I just dont care about my AICP. I certainly have not lost any sleep over the letter from the APA. For months, I havent bothered to take even the most rudimentary action regarding it. This isnt the kind of behavior one has regarding a certification they value.

Even more telling, I actually did complete the ethics course they are claiming Im short; I just didnt record it in the official log. Every December I spend a great deal of time baking Christmas cookies, listening to music and books along the way, depending on the mood. One of the things I do during this time is watch ninety minutes of law and ninety minutes of ethics lectures on YouTube to meet those credits. I did that a year ago, but I didnt take the time to enter it in. If Id really cared, I would have remembered.

I think part of the reason I dont care is because the APA doesnt seem to care. Nobody called me, an easy thing to do, and certainly doable with the resources they have. At Strong Towns, we take the time now and then to call every expired member of our movement and try to talk to them personally. I paid more to be in the AICP club in a year than our average member will pay in five. If they cared, they would call.

They may have emailedmy inbox overflows, so its possible I missed itbut I dont think so. Ive long ignored the constant solicitations I get from them so there is a chance my aggressive email filter has learned to simply trash what they send me.

The only reason I even remembered today is that, having just returned from a Strong Towns staff retreat, I checked the mail and found a renewal letter from the APA. Not a renewal for my AICPthat wasnt includedbut just a renewal for belonging to the APA, as if I would do that if it werent attached to the AICP certification. There is something ironic that a person like me, who has delivered lectures and workshops that have probably pr...


Bolingbrook First trustee candidate Maripat Olivers speech electrifies New World Order rally (Fiction) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Village Trustee candidate Maripat Oliver told a New World Order (N.W.O.) rally that she is the true heir to the Bolingbrook First party.

File photo of DuPage Township Trustee Maripat Oliver.

I didnt steal the Bolingbrook First party, said Oliver to an enthusiastic audience of over 100 people.  (Mayor Roger Claar) abandoned the Bolingbrook First Party.  I saved the Bolingbrook First party, and if Im elected, I will save Bolingbrook from the Illuminati.

Speaking at an N.W.O.  rally held under Nancys Pizza, Oliver told the enthusiastic audience that Claars political party, First Party for Bolingbrook, wasnt responsible for what she called the success of Bolingbrook.  She also questioned the First Partys commitment to Bolingbrook.

All the parties are for Bolingbrook.  It doesnt matter if you are the first, second, third, or fourth party to be for Bolingbrook.  What matters is that we will put Bolingbrook first. Were the only party that will say that.

Oliver did not mention the other opposition party, Bolingbrook United, but did say there were good people running for office besides her.  She also promised to maintain the Bolingbrook First party tradition of being People friendly and business friendly.

I dont know about you, said Oliver.  But compelling one business to dig a hole in the parking lot of another business is not an example of a business-friendly government.  This was a possible reference to Andys Custard attempting to construct a second location in Bolingbrook at the suggestion of Claar.  Though planned to be completed in 2018, it is now slated for opening in 2019.

She also mentioned this years Bolingbrook Pride event.

The Bolingbrook First Party was a major sponsor of Bolingbrook Pride, the first Gay Pride Event in Bolingbrooks history.  The First Party for Bolingbrook nominated a...





I know Dr. Jerome Corsi personally and can assure readers that he is NOT suicidal. Please note the emphasis on the NOT. Oh, and neither am I. Its sad that in America today such a disclaimer is advisable, even if it is done somewhat tongue-in-cheek (or perhaps not). Considering the statistical anomalies surrou...


Why the US Needs to Immediately Withdraw From NATO "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


NATO no longer serves the needs of the US government or military. NATO is desperately trying to drag the US into World War III with the Russians, when the Russians do not desire any such confrontation. Here are the reasons why the US must withdraw from NATO.




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What the Globalists Really Want-CSS-Hr2- Chris Kitze "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


Previously, I interviewed Chris Kitze bout the state organ theft and trafficking in China. The interview went viral. This time I interviewed Chris about what NWO really wants. This is a riveting interview. Please share far and wide





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VA Shadow Rulers Had Sway Over Contracting and Budgeting "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Newly released emails about the three Trump associates who secretly steered the Department of Veterans Affairs show how deeply the trio was involved in some of the agencys most consequential matters, most notably a multibillion-dollar effort to overhaul electronic health records for millions of veterans.

Marvel Entertainment chairman Ike Perlmutter, West Palm Beach physician Bruce Moskowitz and lawyer Marc Sherman part of the presidents circle at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida reviewed a confidential draft of a $10 billion government contract for the electronic-records project, even though they lack any relevant expertise.

In preparing the contract, the agency consulted more than 40 outside experts, such as hospital executives, according to the records, which were released under the Freedom of Information Act. The Mar-a-Lago trio were listed among those experts. Perlmutter, a comic book tycoon, appears on the list between representatives from the University of Washington Medical Center, Intermountain Healthcare and Johns Hopkins University.

But none of the three men has served in the U.S. military or elsewhere in government, and none of them has expertise in health information technology or federal contracting.

The list is one of hundreds of newly released documents about the so-called Mar-a-Lago Crowds sway over VA policy and personnel decisions. The records show them editing the budget for a government program, weighing in on job candidates and being treated as having decision-making authority on policy initiatives.

In a June 2017 email, a VA official identified Perlmutter alongside then-VA Secretary David Shulkin as top principles [sic]. In another message, Moskowitz named himself, Perlmutter and Sherman to an executive committee.

Since the role of the troika was exposed by ProPublica in August, lawmakers have called their influence wildly inappropriate and ...

How Incarcerated Parents Are Losing Their Children Forever "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Being stripped of parental rights while in prison, even for minor crimes, is the family separation crisis that no one knows about, one advocate said.


Peter d'Errico: United States admits to genocide in Supreme Court case "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Will the nation's highest court accept and approve of genocidal efforts against Native nations?


MSM Ignores Largest Foreign Military Aid Package in US History . To Israel "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In an astounding case of media negligence, U.S. news media are failing to tell Americans that Congress is about to enact legislation for the largest military aid package to a foreign country in U.S. history.

This aid package would likely be of interest to Americans, many of whom are cutting back their own personal spending.

The package is $38 billion to Israel over the next ten years, which amounts to $7,230 per minute to Israel, or $120 per second, and equals about $23,000 for each Jewish Israeli family of four. A stack of 38 billion one-dollar bills would reach ten times higher than the International Space Station as it orbits the earth.

And thats the minimum the amount of aid will likely go up in future years.

The package was originally negotiated by the Obama administration in 2016 as a memorandum of understanding (MOU), which is is an agreement between two parties that is not legally binding.

And many Americans li...


Upcoming projects "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A quick recap: Over a year ago, after reading and loving several blogs which do chapter-by-chapter reviews/deconstructions/snarks of problematic books, I decided it would be interesting to try one of these for myself. As you know if youve been here regularly, the one I chose was J. Warner Wallaces Cold Case Christianity For Kids, which I decided to review jointly with my daughter. It was great; for all the frustration I had along the way, I still had a grand old time ripping into the flaws. It absolutely confirmed my opinion that this (book deconstructions in general, not deconstructions of apologetics books specifically) is now what I want to keep doing as the main focus of this blog for the future.

This, as you might have noticed, raises a question; since I have nearly finished CCCFK, what will I be reviewing next? I had in fact decided a while back on The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, but then a couple of things came along to bump that off the top slot.

Firstly, one of my favourite booksnarkers Jenny Trout, who snarks problematic romance fiction is also about to start a new book. After a close-fought vote (shed put the decision to her readership), the winning book was Jamie McGuires Beautiful Disaster, a book of which I had not previously heard but which is apparently a romance in the male love interest displays aggressive controlling behaviour to the point of downright abusiveness, plot paints this as wonderfully romantic genre* previously popularised by Twilight/50 Shades. Ohhhh, Jenny is going to do such a good job of taking this apart. I look forward to it.

*I assume that, whatever the TV Tropes name is, its snappier.

Anyway, the point of this is that, while buying my second-hand copy for the read-along, I noticed that McGuire has written a parallel novel Walking Disaster which tells the same story from the POV of the love interest. And I suddenly thought Hey! Why dont I try writing a review of Walking Disaster to run in parallel with Jennys review?

The answer to that rhetorical question, in case you were wondering, is that a) I will probably hate the book and...


A homeopathic guide to healthier kidneys "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


(Natural News) Dont take your kidneys for granted because they serve an important role in filtering out excess waste from your body, balancing your electrolytes and creating hormones. Surely such vital organs deserve the proper care t...


The Empire of Death "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The United States is an empire of death. Americans now have the ability to learn the truth about the foreign policy of the United States, but many remain in the dark, unaware that the US killing machine is responsible for the murder of millions of people. The CIA and the Pentagon were organized under the []


Tomgram: Alfred McCoy, Grandmasters of the Universe "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

As Washington's leadership fades more quickly than anyone could have imagined and a new global order struggles to take shape, a generation of leaders has crowded onto the world stage with their own bold geopolitical visions for winning international influence.


Alex Acosta, Jeffrey Epstein, and the Real Dirt on Trump "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Alex Acosta Jeffrey EpsteinTrumps Labor Secretary, Alex Acosta, gave serial pedophile Jeffrey Epstein a sweetheart deal that protected all co-conspirators (one of which was Donald Trump). (SCG)  Ten years before Alex Acosta was nominated as Trumps Labor Secretary, he served as federal prosecutor on a case which implicated Donald Trump, Bill Clinton and a vast network of rich and powerful men []


At Least 206 Civilians Killed in November by US Airstrikes in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Civilians Killed Airstrikes Syria(ANTIWAR.COM)  The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has issued a new report over the weekend summarizing the massive civilian death toll of US-led airstrikes against a handful of eastern towns in Syria. At least 206 civilians were killed in November in those strikes. The strikes center on three towns and some adjoining villages under ISIS control along []


Two US Police Departments Cancel Training With Israel "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Police Departments Israel(MEMO)  Two police departments in the New England region of the United States canceled their annual visit to Israeli police forces and engagement in training, amid pressure from organisations affiliated with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The Vermont State Police and the Northampton Police Department in Massachusetts both canceled their planned trip to Israel for []


Our New Weather Satellite is In Position "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

GOES-17, the new National Weather Service weather satellite, is now in position over the eastern Pacific.    And you should expect to see substantially improved weather imagery in the future....on this blog and everywhere else.


GOES-17 is a geostationary weather satellite, positioned over the equator at 137W, that views the earth from 22,000 miles above the surface.  It is scheduled to go operational next week (December 10th) and will then be known as GOES-W.   For acronym lovers, GOES stands for Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite.  In geostationary orbit, a satellite stays above the same location of Earth.

There some great websites for viewing GOES-17 imagery, with one of my favorites being this one, which shows visible imagery during the day and infrared at night.  Let me show you an image from 11:15 AM Saturday.  Magnificent.  And notice something?  It is in color!  The previous geostationary satellite was in black and white.

To get an idea of how much better the new GOES-17 satellite is than the current GOES-15, below is a comparison of the visible imagery at 9:45 AM Saturday morning.

On the top is the current visible imagery; on the bottom is GOES-17.  Pretty dramatic difference!



US Military Contractor Posts Job Offering for Classified Contingency Operations in Ukraine "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Classified Contingency Operations Ukraine(ZHE Op-ed)  The geopolitical analysis site SouthFront has unearthed from the pages of LinkedIn an incredible public job offering by a US defense contractor which reveals potentially sensitive information. The job posting mentions classified Contingency Operations in Ukraine and was posted a mere 15 days ago  just prior to last Sundays incident between the Russian and Ukrainian navies in the Kerch Strait. Writes SouthFront, the US-based []


Anti-Semitism is doubleplusungood, Holocaust denial is crimethink (with introduction) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

"Jewish leaders call for new editions of the Bible and the Koran to carry trigger warnings highlighting anti-Semitic passages." You can't make this stuff up!


Street at Saudi Arabias US Embassy May Soon Be Renamed Jamal Khashoggi Way "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jamal Khashoggi Way(MEE)  Local officials in a Washington, DC, neighbourhood have unanimously voted to rename a street outside Saudi Arabias embassy in honour of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The measure now goes to Washingtons city council, which will decide on the advisory commissions measure to rename a stretch of road going past the expansive embassy building in []


Yemen Be Damned, Pompeo Doubles Down on US Support for Saudi Arabia "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Mike Pompeo Saudi Arabia(CD)  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo doubled down on continued U.S. support for Saudi Arabia to continue its devastating war on Yemen. Pompeos comments to CNN on Saturday come days after the U.S. Senate advanced legislation to bring an end to U.S. involvement in the 3-year war, as a United Nations official warned that Yemen is on the brink of a major []


One International Conference Ends and Another Begins -- What to Expect "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Article summarizes G-20, and explores the information overload and frightening data on climate change as COP24 begins.


How To Get The Banned Infowars Podcasts On Your Mobile Device "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


As part of the mass-censorship campaign against Infowars put on by Big Tech, our podcasts have become harder to find as they have been de-listed from all the major Podcast apps. To subscribe to our podcasts and receive new episodes straight to your phone, please follow the instructions below.iOS (iPhone / iPad):To receive Infowars podcasts []



Mangoes are powerful natural antidepressants, scientists discover "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


(Natural News) Mangoes (Mangifera indica), which are abundant in tropical countries, are famous for their sweet and juicy fruits but these arent the only good parts of the plant. Their bark is also useful because of the many health benefits that it provides. A study conducted by researchers from the University...


How to bug out in your car "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


(Natural News) If staying put is not an option once and after SHTF, then youll need to be ready to bug out in your car at least until you reach a secu...


Earlier Detection of Health Issues With the Retina Is Possible "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Health Editors Note: Without a functioning retina, sight is impossible.  The retina lines the back of the eye and translates the light and images that come in through the front of the eye and translates an image into electrical neural impulses to the portion of the brain that interprets what is being seen.  There are []


Syria Attacked, US Doubles Down On Arming Saudis, Syria Chem Attack Ignored & Kratom Shops Raided "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (12/02/18). Sadly, many Americans blindly trust the very government who lied to them about Iraq, both with the Gulf war and the now historically documented false testimony of []

The post Syria Attacked, US Doubles Down On Arming Saudis, Syria Chem Attack Ignored & Kratom Shops Raided appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.


Climate Crisis Made Worse By Presidential Mis-Leadership This Century "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Barack Obama, speaking to the Baker Institute, made sure the audience of wealthy Texans, many in the oil business, gave him credit for making the United States a world leader for oil and gas production. He said, "American energy production . . .went up every year I was president. And . . . suddenly Americas like the biggest oil producer, that was me, people," eliciting cheers.  Throughout this century, even though the climate science was clear, presidential leadership has escalated the dependence on oil and gas, built infrastructure for pipelines and compressor stations, encouraged fracking in the US and around the world and prevented a global response to reducing carbon gas emissions.


If You Murdered A Bunch Of People, Mass Murder Is Your Single Defining Legacy "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

George Herbert Walker Bush was a mass murderer, and the only reason that undeniable fact isn't dominating public discourse today is because of the myopia caused by a deeply unjust power dynamic.


Daily Inspiration --- The Science of Happiness "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Bait-and-Switch Notice: There is no science of happiness.


Film: Green Book (2018) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Some time ago, I wrote about the The Negro Motorist Green Book , which was a travel guide written by Victor Hugo Green. It was first published in 1936 and regularly updated to inform black Americans during the Jim Crow days what places they could shop, eat, and stay the night during road trips across the US, and what towns were Sundown Towns where black people were banned from being outside after dark.

There is now a film, based on a true story, about Jamaican-American jazz concert pianist Don Shirley (played by Mahershala Ali) who goes on a concert tour through the deep south in 1962 with his Italian-American driver (played by Viggo Mortensen) who himself has racist views.

Heres the trailer.

Heres a short interview with the two main actors and director Peter Farrelly about how the film came about.

Im looking forward to seeing it.


Ebola Treatment Clinical Trials Begin in DRC "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Clinical Trail of Investigational Ebola Treatments Begins in the Democratic Republic of Congo  Written by National Institutes of Health An international research team has begun patient enrollment in a clinical trial testing multiple investigational Ebola therapies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The randomized, controlled trial is enrolling patients of any age with []


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