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Monday, 25 September

01:16

Open thread for episode 21.37: Matt and Guest Muhammad Syed "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Matt and Muhammad discuss the situation for ex-Muslim apostates and issues with Islam around the globe, and take viewer calls.

00:55

Dotard In Action "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Watching Kim and Donnie trade insults underscores their mutual insanity and arrested development. It would be eye-rolling except for all the very real weaponry they command. It's not enough we have to worry about deadly hurricanes hurtling toward us every few weeks, or earthquakes, wildfires, and flash flooding. No, we have to worry about these two adolescent madmen and their arsenals.

00:38

The football reactions to Trump come in "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

There has been intense interest in what professional football teams would do in the wake of Donald Trumps tirade against Colin Kaepernick and other players who are protesting police brutality, with some TV stations showing the field during the anthem to see what each team had decided to do. The local team the Cleveland Browns saw saw at least 20 of their players kneel in protest.

There have been various reactions. Some players have knelt, other teams have stayed within the locker rooms during the anthem, yet other players have locked arms, sending a more ambiguous message. Some owners and commentators and even the former NFL commissioner have condemned Trumps remarks. I think it is safe to say that any gesture other than standing for the anthem with a suitably solemn expression can be considered an act of solidarity with Kaepernick and a rebuke of Trump. But Trump has decided that standing with locked arms is acceptable.

But I am surprised that Trump still has not responded in kind to LeBron James publicly calling him a bum. It would be hard for Trump to belittle James given that his record as a player but Trump could find a way. After all, Trump attacked Steph Curry merely for saying that he was thinking of not attending the White House reception. Trump hates to let anyone attack him even mildly and lashes out in response, and in this case Jamess tweet has been way more popular than any of Trumps. It has been retweeted over 600,000 times which is about twice Trumps most popular tweet, which has got to really hurt. Is Trump scared to take on James?

00:31

Shorter Life Expectancy In U.S. Attributed To Painkiller Epidemic "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Last year in the US, deaths from drug overdose surpassed deaths from car accidents. Now, research shows that the opioid epidemic (heroin, Fentanyl, hydrocodone, oxycodone, etc.) has officially driven down life expectancy for Americansunprecedented for a developed nation and former leader in longevity.

New research published in the Journal of American Medical Association, titled Contribution of Opioid-Involved Poisoning to the Change in Life Expectancy in the United States, 2000-2015 was written by Deborah Dowell, MD, Elizabeth Arias, PhD and Kenneth Kochanek, MA. According to the study, drug overdose deaths tripled between 2000 and 2015.

Although life expectancy for Americans increased from 76.8 years to 78.8 years between 2000 and 2015, the trend isnt holding upconsidering from 1970 and 2000, life expectancy rose an average of 2.5 months per year. Removing opiates from the equation, Americans should live to be more than 79. Canadians, for comparison, are currently expected to live past 82.                                                              

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Source: Pixabay

Deaths from drug overdose rapidly grew over this period, while 17,000 Americans died from an overdose in the year 2000, this number increased to over 52,000 for the year 2015. Accordi...

00:30

Colin Kaepernick Won "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Les Carpenter for The Guardian. All Colin Kaepernick ever asked was for his country to have a conversation about race. This, he warned, would not be easy. Such talks are awkward and often end in a flurry of spittle, pointed fingers and bruised feelings. But from the moment the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback first spoke about his decision to kneel or sit during the national anthem, he said was willing to give up his career to make the nation talk. In one speech on Friday night, Donald Trump gave Kaepernick exactly what he wanted.

00:20

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry: We Will Get Prayer Back in Schools "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

State-sanctioned or mandatory prayer in public schools is not permitted in the United States, and has been prohibited for 55 years. It all started when Steven Engel, a Jewish New Yorker, along with other parents sued New York State over the mandatory Christian prayer that was being recited in schools claiming it violated their First Amendment Rights and was unconstitutional, and on June 25, 1962 the Supreme Court agreed and henceforth school prayer was banned.

Since that day Christians feeling persecuted have fought to regain the right to force their beliefs upon others. While Christians continue to fight for mandatory prayers to be reinstated in schools, should another religious body request the same- surely they would be decrying the request as being unconstitutional (how ironic). If the idea of even learning about another faith produces the type of vitriol that came from a Christian mother refusing her daughter to do a homework assignment on Islam why do Christians feel that their faith should be forced upon others?

Regardless, apparently Christians still feel that entitlement, and Louisianas Attorney General Jeff Landry is making it his mission to bring mandatory (Christian) worship into public schools.

As reported by Patheos:

On Thursday night, Louisianas Attorney General Jeff Landry spoke to a group of conservative Christians at a private event for the Louisiana Family Forum, a Religious Right group. And he told them it was his goal to bring prayer back to public schools.

As if it ever left.

The Times-Picayune reports:

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is vowing to fight for prayer in public schools, telling a...

00:19

Plot Twist "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Plot Twist: The sons of bitches join up with the nasty women and bad hombres and take back our country.

00:03

Mysterious Glowing Light In Arkansas Attributed To Piezoluminescence "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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The little town of Gurdon in southern Arkansas sits atop the Madrid Fault Line and high amounts of quartz crystal. A rare, mysterious glowing lightwhite, blue, sometimes orange or greenhas been seen continually floating near Interstate 30. While local legend attributes the light to the lantern of a railroad workers ghost, its possible the phenomenon is due to the piezoelectric effect.

According to Atlas Obscura, Piezoelectricity is generated by materials such as certain ceramics and crystals, which when bent or squeezed generate electricity and sparks. The underground quartz crystals in the area could be under so much pressure that they emit the spark, which maybe then culminates into the glowing light.

http://unsolvedmysteries.wikia.com/wiki/Gurdon_Light

Actual photo of Gurdon light. Source: Unsolved Mysteries

The Gurdon light is always present, but apparently only visible at night. Most people mistake it for a lonely headlight. The light was even featured on the TV show Unsolved Mysteries back in 1994. Sightings have been reported since 1931 but it still remains unconfirmed exactly what causes the light.

Thousands of people have gone to Arkansas in search of the light where it resides about 75 miles from Little Rock, and many found what they were looking for. Some viewers say the light flashes slowly, usually floating 3-4 feet off the ground, and often quickly moves and then vanishes.

Another theory behind the Gurdon light is swamp gases given...

00:03

The Chinese Town Where Crickets Are Worth Their Weight In Gold "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

http://www.chinahush.com/2014/09/03/the-game-of-shrill-the-cricket-fighting-business-in-china/

Source: China Hush

The ancient sport of cricket fighting is thriving in the little mid-eastern town of Sidian, in the Shandong province in China. Crickets in Sidian are said to be genetically superior and during the high season in August, good fighters are sold for the equivalent of thousands of dollars.

While the lifespan of the average cricket is about three months, cricket fighting enthusiasts have reportedly spent up to 50,000 yuan ($7,661) for a trained cricket. Almost every household in Sidian participates in the cricket fighting industry, from catching the bugs, to selling them in the market, or running hotels to accommodate the crowds of tourists.

http://www.chinahush.com/2014/09/03/the-game-of-shrill-the-cricket-fighting-business-in-china/

Source: China Hush

Crickets are captured at night from the calcium-rich soils of the grain fields that surround Sidiansaid to have the perfect pH for strong crops and strong crickets. Once caught, crickets enter training before they hit the market. They are kept in carefully maintained, humid conditions of about 25 degrees Celsius, and fed a diet of varying mixtures including bean powder, skim milk, liver powder, grains and fish powder, as reported by China Hush.

Some activists protest cricket fighting and the processes used to train the bugs. Trainers u...

00:01

Amateur Archaeologists Uncover Huge Ancient Mosaic "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Boxford Villa mosaic. Source: Boxford Parish Blog via the NYT

Amateur archaeologists in England made an astonishing discovery last week when they unearthed a 1,000 year old Roman mosaic. The 20 foot long (6 meters) mosaic is said to be the most important find made in Britain for more than 50 years. The mosaic was unearthed by volunteers, just as the digand fundingwas coming to an end.

The mosaic, which dates back to 380 A.D., was probably a part of a Roman villa, towards the end of the Roman rule in Britain. According to the New York Times, the mosaic depicts Bellerophon, a hero of Greek mythology who was sent to kill the chimera, a fire-breathing monster with the head of a lion, the torso of a goat and the tail of a serpent. Hercules is pictured fighting a centaur, and Cupid is featured as well in the artwork.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/18/world/europe/uk-boxford-roman-mosaic.html?mcubz=3

Boxford volunteers dusting off the mosaic. Source: Boxford Parish Blog via the NYT

According to Anthony Beeson from the Association for Roman Archaeology, the subject matter of the mosaic is a bit of an anomaly. It is so unusual because it has all sorts of quirks which you dont expect, and it has subjects on it that are completely alien to mosaics in this country, said Beeson. The historian added that this is possibly the most creative mosaic from the...

00:00

Study: Legal Access To Cannabis Reduces Use Of Prescription Painkillers "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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According to a new study from the University of New Mexico, Legal access to cannabis may reduce the use of multiple classes of dangerous prescription medications in certain patient populations. Addiction to prescription painkillers is currently widespread across the United States, killing tens of thousands annually and burdening the health care system.

The study, written by psychology professor Jacob Vigil and economics associate professor Sarah See Stith, Effects of Legal Access to Cannabis on Scheduled II-V Drug Prescriptions was published in the latest issue of the Journal of American Medical Directors Association. Opioid overdose is the leading preventable cause of mortality in the United States.

As reported by the University of New Mexico Newsroom, the study compared 83 chronic pain patients, who enrolled in the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program during a five+ year period from April 2010 to October 2015, to 42 non-enrolled patients over a 24 month period (starting 6 months prior to enrollment for the MCP patients) using the Prescription Monitoring Program. At the end of the study, 28 (34%) of the cannabis program participants had entirely stopped taking their prescribed painkillers.

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Sunday, 24 September

23:44

Report: Inaugural Peoples Congress Of Resistance "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Peoples Congress of Resistance. Washington, DC - On Sept. 16-17, the Peoples Congress of Resistance movement was inaugurated with a mass convening of grassroots organizers and front line resistors at Howard University. All told, 727 delegates from 38 states and 160 towns and cities came to Washington, D.C., to discuss the Peoples Congress of Resistance manifesto Society for the Many: A Vision for Revolution, to share organizing experiences to take back home, to express solidarity with each other and to resolve on common projects and actions for the future.

23:27

The UN and the Monster in the Room "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Has almost the entire world, its leaders, become psychopaths, succumbing to the Stockholm syndrome? -- They seek the protection of their very murderer. How sick has our western civilization become? The result of neoliberalism -- a "modern" form of fascism that makes people blindly obeying their butcher, confronting their own demise?

23:25

Sure. My lab looks just like it. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Behold! Gwyneth Paltrows new retail store, which she calls Goop Lab.

The store, called Goop Lab, opened this week in Brentwood Country Mart, a cluster of boutiques in a plush, celebrity-filled neighbourhood near the Pacific Ocean which likes to call malls marts.

The shop is airy, bright and small, just 1,300 sq feet, with soft music and smiling, white-clad staff a physical embodiment of the online store that inspires devotion for Paltrows vision of wellness and scorn for products such as jade stones which women are invited to insert into their vaginas.

Crap. Her lab is bigger than mine. Much tidier, too. Im also missing out on a profit opportunity here.

The entrance, which mimics a garden, offers buttery and soft deerskin gloves for $48, gold-handled floral scissors for $72 and the prettiest compost bin ever for $175.

Further inside, you find a pair of Portuguese napkin rings with images of sky blue swallows for $56 and a champagne flute for $180. A silk blouse costs $685; a floral dress $795.

Probably the first thing youd see in Myers Lab is a cable rack draped with years of accumulated wires and connectors, some of them antique and artisanal. I should slap some pricetags on them.

On the left, the interior is dominated by a large cattle trough which is used as a reservoir for the flow through water system for the fish tanks. Imagine you hear the lowing of well-groomed happy cows, and the burbling of a brook running through the field. That is the ambience we are going for.

I have nothing to compare with the prettiest compost bin ever, unfortunately. I do have some chemical waste disposal containers, though maybe I should spruce them up with a cheery sprig of heather, and sprinkle some sapphires about the bench.

At least I have some tiny, delicate iris scissors that were a heck of a lot pricier than her floral scissors. How dclass of her.

23:25

[WATCH] Honolulu Police Officer Faces Lawsuit After Pleading No Contest to Assault "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A former police officer who got in trouble has received his punishment from a judge. Now it looks like taxpayers may also have to pay. A lawsuit is pending against

The post [WATCH] Honolulu Police Officer Faces Lawsuit After Pleading No Contest to Assault appeared first on Filming Cops.

23:02

Any White Cop Can Kill A Black Man.. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Don Fitz for Green Social Thought. Missouri - This is what has sparked protests by thousands in St. Louis from September 15 through today. In 2011, St. Louis cop Jason Stockley fired 5-7 shots at Anthony Lamar Smith, killing him. Stockley claimed that Smith was selling drugs and chased him at high speed and shot him to defend himself. The story was briefly reported as another drug deal gone bad, and it was just incidental that the cop was white and the victim was black. [See 2011 story HERE]. But the case turned out to be a lot more than that. His mother, Annie Smith, said that "They wouldn't let me kiss him or hug him goodbye."

23:00

Cruising "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Winslow, Arizona
Standing on the Corner

You've got to take it easy in Winslow. Tourists arrive in Winslow, get their picture taken standing on the corner and then they jump back up on I-40 and move on. The major employer in the city is the state prison.

There's not much to the place beyond the memorial to the 1972 song "Take it Easy" (Eagles/Jackson Browne).

You can get there from the White Wolf Mine. I ended up there following some unsuccessful scouting of antelope and buffalo hunting in the planes to the south. 

There were a few drunk Indigenous People/Natives there begging hand-outs from belching tourists. Things haven't changed much over the past hundred and fifty years. 

Winslow was established in 1880 and grew as a railroad city. It has seen happier days.
...

22:39

Shame: Harvard Welcomes Spicer, Spurns Manning "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Francine Prose for The Guardian. Boston, MA - I graduated from Harvard in 1968. (Officially, my diploma was from Radcliffe, the now disbanded womens college, but all of our classes were at Harvard.) That year, Harvards graduation speaker was the shah of Iran, and many of us wore black armbands and boycotted the ceremony to protest against the oppressive Iranian governments human rights violations. In 1993, I returned for our 25th reunion. The graduation speaker was Colin Powell, the defense secretary, who had supported the Clinton administrations Dont ask, dont tell ban on openly gay members of the military.

22:38

Amid Tensions with North Korea, 51 Countries Sign Ban on Nuclear Weapons Despite U.S. Opposition "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Amid tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile tests, 51 countries have signed the world's first legally binding treaty banning nuclear weapons. It prohibits the development, testing and possession of nuclear weapons, and using or threatening to use these weapons. None of the nine countries that possess nuclear weapons signed the measure, including Russia, Britain, China, France, India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel.

22:36

Workin on "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

far from done, natch. Watercolours on Canson board. Click for full size.

C. Ford, all rights reserved.

22:35

[WATCH] Case in Limbo Against Flagstaff Police Officer Caught on Camera Punching Woman "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Citing errors on the part of prosecutors, a judge this week ordered that a grand jury must re-examine whether there is enough evidence to charge a former Flagstaff police officer

The post [WATCH] Case in Limbo Against Flagstaff Police Officer Caught on Camera Punching Woman appeared first on Filming Cops.

22:34

Jesse Ventura Just Shut down the National Anthem Debate for Good "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

(ANTIMEDIA) Colin Kaepernick set the internet ablaze with his stance, or kneel, against the national anthem at a pre-season football game last month. Since his lone act, others have joined in the viral protest, from an entire NFL team to high school football players. Kaepernick has now taken to kneeling during the national anthem for the foreseeable future, and its driving continued debate over the role of nationalistic rituals in American society.

Kaepernick is carrying out this protest because, as he said:

People dont realize whats really going on in this country. There are a lot of things that are going on that are unjust. People arent being held accountable for. And thats something that needs to change. Thats something that this country stands for freedom, liberty and justice for all. And its not happening for all right now.

In particular, his national anthem protest is focused on shedding light on the epidemic of police killings in the United States and the lack of justice for victims, who are often unarmed and innocent.

Patriotic critics of Kaepernicks cause typically argue the emotionally-driven point that people should blindly support American nationalism regardless of the egregious acts carried out under the banner of...

22:24

White Woman Discusses Her Black Woman Transition on Maury "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Source: The Root

Martina Big started out as a white woman, and now shes here with Maury Povich, explaining why she chose to drastically change her appearance. The plastic-surgery-obsessed Big appeared on Maury, wearing a gigantic Black Girls Rock necklace and her best kinky weave. Even as the audience sat dumbfounded and confused, you could tell Maury was thinking, I should have just done my usual paternity-testing show.

Martina, do you think youre a black person? Maury asked.

Yes, Big replied. But 80 percent. I have to learn a lot. I know.

Bigs transitioning into a black woman included her taking supplements to darken her skin, lip implants, a nose job, various lipo procedures and a kinky weave. The breast enhancements were done previously during her foray into these damn plastic surgeons should know better breast-enlargement surgeries and the fact that she wanted to look like Pamela Anderson.

Everyone whos watching this whos a person of color is going to say its not just skin-deep. You think you want to learn about the black culture, and you can absorb all of that, Maury said.

Yeah, Big replied. She then went on to state that hopefully she wont need extensions in her hair once her blond hair starts to grow in darker naturally.

Being black is not about extensions, Maury stated.

When Maury Povich is a voice of reason, you need to check your life decisions. What would have made the segment television gold would have been Maury ending it with, You are not the father...

22:18

[WATCH] Albuquerque Police Oversight Board Recommends Lengthy Suspension After Officers Use Excessive Force on Unarmed Man "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The citys Police Oversight Board recommended that two officers receive lengthy suspensions after reviewing an internal affairs investigation into an officer-involved shooting that took place in June 2015. The Albuquerque

The post [WATCH] Albuquerque Police Oversight Board Recommends Lengthy Suspension After Officers Use Excessive Force on Unarmed Man appeared first on Filming Cops.

22:17

Should You Take Statins?: What Happens To Your Body When You Take Statins "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This article is about whether you should take statins and whether they really should be prescribed on such a grand scale.
 
This is what the British government wants to advise, based on the new NICE guidelines and a recent Harvard study that claims statins benefits far out weight the risks.

You will also discover exactly:

  • What happens to your body when you take statins.
  • The mechanism of action of statins at lowering cholesterol
  • The potential s...

22:10

Congratulations! You Survived The Rapture (Again) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Source: Patheos

Congratulations! The Rapture has been cancelled. The world was supposed to end on September 23, but were still here.

Many Bible believing Christians were making plans to be with Jesus this weekend, but it appears the Rapture was cancelled.

The Rapture, as described in the Book of Revelation, is the beginning of the end times, when worthy Christians are lifted into heaven by Jesus, and those left behind will be forced to face the end of the world, also known as the apocalypse.

Fox News explains:

According to Christian numerologist David Meade, verses in Luke 21:25 to 26 are the sign that recent events, such as the recent solar eclipse and Hurricane Harvey, are signs of the apocalypse.

The verses read:

25: There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.

26: Mens hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

The Express reports that Meade claimed that the mystical Planet X, also known as Nibiru, will appear in the skies above Earth, as predicted in the Book of Revelation. Meade explains:

The great sign of The Woman as described in revelation 12:1-2 forms and lasts for only a few hours. According to...

22:09

Let's Break The Bank! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I've put everything I have to say on this subject, into my revised website.

22:00

Innocent Man From Tennessee Will Stay In Prison Despite Charges Being Dropped "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Source: Filming Cops

From the Tennessean, heres a crazy story about a man who looks to be doomed to years in prison, despite the fact that the charges that put him there have been dropped. You can thank the states parole board.

A judge and prosecutor dismissed the criminal allegations against John Leon Smith, but in the eyes of the Tennessee Board of Parole hes still guilty.

The man will remain in prison until next year at least maybe until 2026

Smith served about half of a 40-year prison sentence for a violent armed robbery and threatening to kill workers at a Nashville restaurant in 1992. Smith fired several shots, which wounded one worker, and as he fled from police, fired shots at officers, according to appeals court records.

I was drinking and drugging and it cost me my life, he said. I threw it away in 30 minutes.

He was released on parole in October 2013, according to state records.

Seventeen months later he was arrested on two felonies, alleging possession of marijuana and a weapon, court records show. At the time, Smith lived at a North Nashville home with two other people.

Because of his criminal history, Smith wasnt supposed to have guns.

Court records and transcripts say undercover police intercepted a UPS package with nearly 8 pounds of marijuana inside and delivered it to the home, where Smith answered the door. About 30 minutes later, another man arrived and tried to leave with the package before he was arrested, according to a transcript of one detectives testimony.

Officers later found a handgun in furniture in Smiths bedroom and three rifles and a shotgun in a separate closet, records say.

 A Nashville judge dismissed the gun charge two weeks later after hearing testimony from the homeowner that Smith did n...

21:48

Innocent Man Get $1.6M After Surveillance Video Proved Cops Beat and Framed Him "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Source: The Free Thought Project   By: Matt Agorist

Caldwell County, TX An innocent man has received over $1.6 million from a civil lawsuit because he was beaten and framed by cops for being 100 percent compliant and never committing a crime.

Our client feels vindicated, said attorney Karl Seelbach, of Doyle & Seelbach PLLC. If theres one thing about Larry Faulkenberry, is his story is consistent from day one.

As KXAN reports:

A federal jury awarded a Central Texas man more than $1.3 million in response to a civil lawsuit against Caldwell County deputies who  arrested him on charges that were never prosecuted by the district attorneys office.

Lawrence Faulkenberry was also awarded $350,000 in punitive damages related to a deputy who initiated a leg sweep, his attorney said.

This infuriating story began back in January of 2015 when Faulkenberrys 16-year-old son decided that he would play a trick on his dad for grounding him. So, he called the Caldwell County Sheriffs Department and claimed his dad was drunk and waving a gun.

This 16-year-olds prank nearly got his father killed.

Deputies responding to the call arrived to find Faulkenberry entirely compliantnot drunk and unarmed. He does not even own a gun.

These facts, however, were of no concern to the cops who arrived only to assault, injure, arrest, and lie about Faulkenberry attacking them.

They yelled sheriffs department. What do you need? I put my hands up. Turn around and walk backwa...

21:44

A Multifaceted Movement to Outlaw War: as Outlined in David Swanson's "War No More: the Case for Abolition" "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In the words of its Director, David Swanson, the anti-war activist organization World Beyond War stands for something new: "not a movement to oppose particular wars or new offensive weapons, but a movement to eliminate war in its entirety." Achieving that goal, as he shows in his book "War No More: the Case for Abolition," will be hard and take time, but the alternative is to invite either nuclear or environmental destruction.

21:33

Occupy Wall Street In The Age Of Trump "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Levar Alonzo for Downtown Express. New York City - It has been six years since the movement calling itself Occupy Wall Street took over Downtowns Zuccotti Park for a weeks-long demonstration that spawned similar actions across the country protesting corporate greed, social and economic inequality, and the domination of the One Percent. The encampments have long-since dispersed but dozens of die-hard Occupiers and activists gathered at the place where it all began on Sept. 17 in Zuccotti Park to declare that the movement still has work to do now more than ever.

21:32

Ham: Trumps Stance Against NFL Kneelers Will Only Encourage Them "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Federalist senior writer Mary Katharine Ham joined CNNs Inside Politics Sunday morning to explain why Donald Trumps insistence that NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem ought to be fired will only spur more leftists to participate in that kind of protest.

Trump is crass in his language and hes wrong in whether the president should be suggesting whether people get fired over expressing this, Ham said.

The NFL is a private company that can make that decision, she said. Its not exactly a First Amendment issue, but when the president gets involved, that can chill free speech and thats bad.

Im somebody who actually agrees with Colin Kaepernick about some of these issues, Ham explained. But this particular protest is a divisive, controversial type of protest and people get their backs up rightfully about the flag and about the anthem.

During the year-long news cycle we have had about this, polling on Black Lives Matter, which is the cause hes backing, has gone from 20 percent disapprove to 57 percent disapprove  and NFL attendance has gone down, she said. So what Trump is doing here, and he does want more of it, he is putting the entire Left of this country and people who are against him or who criticize his policies on the wrong side of the flag and the anthem and theyre going to do it loudly and obviously.

And even though some of those issues are real, politically speaking, his instinct is correct here, she said. I dont think its a good move for the country, but the instinct is correct that those people will look bad.

Ham explained that Trumps statements against the NFL kneelers reflects a larger grassroots movement.

That doesnt mean its going to be a huge shift, but there have been number changes for them because people are turned off by this kind of thing, she said. And they have an entire Saturday of college football that hopefully nobody will ruin.

21:26

[WATCH] Indiana Police Going Undercover on School Buses to Catch People Texting While Driving "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

SEYMOUR, IN It is an unconventional method that is producing results. The Seymour Police Department launched an operation to catch distracted driving offenders using school buses. Thursday WAVE 3

The post [WATCH] Indiana Police Going Undercover on School Buses to Catch People Texting While Driving appeared first on Filming Cops.

21:25

Possibilities For Economic Evolution: Trade "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Peter Weisberg for The Center for Global Justice. Like a global vampire that drains the blood of one victim after another, so too does the neo-liberal economic system. Under the misleading name of "free trade," it drains the world of all resources vital to the life of the planet, including the value of human life. Tradejust like money, profits, and growthhas been viewed as an end in and of itself. Trade is, however, not the goal. It is simply a tool that we can use to further our universal goals of improving human rights, justice, sustainability, and democracy. I was asked to consider what a model of world fair trade might look like. My research revealed a common core of values among many if not most progressive organizations.

21:10

US Secret Services Direct Major Offensive On Russian/Syrian Forces Suffer Devastating Defeat "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

In plain English this means that the US and Daesh have lost the war. The Saker On Wednesday evening, Russia Insider released the story that the Russian Defense Ministry was claiming: US Secret Services had directed a major offensive against Russian Syrian forces A goal was the capture of 29 Russian peacekeepers The attack was []

The post US Secret Services Direct Major Offensive On Russian/Syrian Forces Suffer Devastating Defeat appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.

21:09

[WATCH] New Video Surfaces Showing Violent Encounter Moments Before Fatal Huntington Beach Police Shooting "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

HUNTINGTON BEACH A new video surfaced Saturday, Sept. 23, of the Huntington Beach police officer shooting and killing a suspect outside of a 7-Eleven, with this one showing the

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21:02

Russia Releases Photos Claiming To Show US Spec Ops Equipment In ISIS Positions In Syria "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

Aerial images were recently released that appear to show U.S. Special Operations Forces and their equipment embedded in ISIS positions in Syria. (TFTP) While coverage of the Islamic States reign of terror in Iraq and Syria has quietly disappeared from the mainstream media, allegations and photos of the United States supporting and funding the group []

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21:01

ADA Untroubled By Yet Another Study Pointing To Fluorides Negative Health Impacts "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

Fluoridation was sold to Americans by none other than the father of public relations himself, Edward Bernays a nephew of Sigmund Freud, who applied his uncles ideas on psychological persuasion for the benefit of industry and government propaganda. For decades, many groups have fought against the inclusion of fluoride in publicly supplied water, arguing that []

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20:59

Hersh Receives Adams Award for Integrity "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The trademark "Oscar" for Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence (SAAII) was presented to longtime investigative journalist Seymour Hersh at a dinner in Washington on Sept. 22. The symbolic award is a candle sitting atop the traditional corner-brightener candlestick holder.

20:50

BREAKING UPDATE: At least 8 people injured in Antioch church shooting "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Antioch  Tennessee, The Church where the shooting took place is 3891 Pinhook Rd, which is across the street from the police chief's home.  VERY SUSPICIOUS.

The post BREAKING UPDATE: At least 8 people injured in Antioch church shooting appeared first on WellAware1.com.

20:40

Ajit Pais Crazy Plan To Lower Broadband Standards "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Jon Brodwin for Ars Technica. The FCC's current policy, a holdover from former Chairman Tom Wheeler, is that all Americans should have access to home Internet service with speeds of at least 25Mbps downstream and 3Mbps upstream and access to mobile broadband. If that policy remained in place, having one or the other wouldn't be enough to be considered "served" in the FCC's annual analysis of whether broadband is being deployed to all Americans in a reasonable and timely fashion. But with the FCC now chaired by Republican Ajit Pai, the commission suggested in its annual broadband inquiry last month that Americans might not need a fast home Internet connection.

20:28

Government By Goldman "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Gary Rivlin and Michael Hudson for The Intercept. Steve Bannon was in the room the day Donald Trump first fell for Gary Cohn. So were Reince Priebus, Jared Kushner, and Trumps pick for secretary of Treasury, Steve Mnuchin. It was the end of November, three weeks after Trumps improbable victory, and Cohn, then still the president of Goldman Sachs, was at Trump Tower presumably at the invitation of Kushner, with whom he was friendly. Cohn was there to offer his views about jobs and the economy. But, like the man he was there to meet, he was at heart a salesman.

20:22

Newly Engineered Antibody Can Fight Back Against 99 Percent Of HIV Strains "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Brad Jones via Futurism

A new study has produced an antibody thats able to kill off 99 percent of HIV strains. The protein is made up of three broadly neutralizing antibodies, and it is said to be more effective than any naturally occurring antibody thats been discovered.

Advanced Antibodies

Research carried out by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) in conjunction with pharmaceutical firm Sanofi has produced an antibody capable of attacking 99 percent of HIV strains. The International Aids Society has heralded the finding as an exciting breakthrough.

The human body has difficulty fighting HIV because of the way that the virus changes and mutates a single patient can have numerous unique strains of the infection present in their body simultaneously. However, a slim minority of people who suffer from HIV eventually develop a means of battling back in the form of broadly neutralizing antibodies.

These proteins are capable of killing off numerous HIV strains at once, so for this joint study between NIH and Sanofi, researchers set out to find a way to harness this natural defense.
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20:21

[WATCH] Palm Beach Sheriff Settles for $500,000 for Down Syndrome Teen They Shot Down "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The way Palm Beach County sheriffs deputy Jason Franqui described it, he was about to be run over by a madman in a minivan. He even made eye contact with

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20:18

A Sad Anniversary for Organized Labor "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the last nationwide strike seen in the US, when the Union of Automobile Workers (UAW) walked out on General Motors. The previous national strike the UAW had called had been in 1970 when the unions power and membership was at its height. The strike in 2007 only lasted two days in comparison to the walk out in 1970 which lasted 67.

The influence of organized labor has diminished, as the nature of work itself has changed. Labor-intensive, heavy industry and manufacturing positions have been replaced by jobs in the service sector and self-employed gigs, and union growth reflects this, although the benefits unions offer are more likely to be based on bulk purchase power than fighting for improved working conditions.

Union membership in the US is now at a historic low. In 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 10.7% of all workers belonged to a union. The private-sector ratio is even lower at 6.4%. Compare that to Americas neighbor to the north, where roughly 30% of Canadian workers belong to a union.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, a nearly 50-year trend of falling middle-class income in the US has tracked a precipitous decline in union membership, from the mid-1950s when 35% of private-sector workers belonged to a union.

What is the role of the unions now in these times of downgrading, automation and outsourcing, where some US workers have had to train outsiders to do their very own job before losing that job?

In this video Bernie Sanders explains what exactly a union is, and how it can empower workers.

If cartoons are more your thing, here is a video charting the history of trade unions from across the pond where they started.


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20:15

The Earth Moves: But sometimes, not enough "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Taiwans Central Weather Bureau (CWB) is concerned with earthquakes or rather, the lack of them in 2017.  (As if the lack of typhoons isnt enough of a problem.  The people I hear complain the most about typhoons also complain the loudest about water restrictions.)

There have been very few 5.0 or 6.0 earthquakes this year.  Taiwans earthquakes are slip faults, two plates sliding past each other.  Quakes as high as 7.0 are rare because of the gradual release of energy, the lack of earthquakes could mean a buildup.  Building construction is designed for the expected earthquakes, but what about the unexpected?

Too few earthquakes in Taiwan so far to release energy: CWB

Taipei, Sept. 21 (CNA) Taiwan has seen fewer earthquakes with a magnitude of 4.0 or higher on the Richter scale so far this year compared with previous years, which is not good for proper energy release, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Thursday.

Taiwan usually experiences more than 100 temblors on that kind of scale each year, but as of Thursday, there had been only 42 episodes, said Kuo Kai-wen (), director of the bureaus Seismology Center.

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Thursday was the 18th anniversary of the Jiji earthquake that hit central Taiwan [Sept. 21, 1999]. The tremor, which measured 7.3 on the Richter scale, took 2,415 lives.

In other environmental news, please remember that climate change isnt real.

Penghu records highest September temperature in 121 years

Taipei, Sept. 24 (CNA) A temperature of 35.1 degrees Celsius was recorded by a weather monitoring station in Magong City, Penghu on Sunday, the highest recorded in September since the station was established 121 years ago.

Taiwans air quality has also been poor recently, with warnings for the elderly, young children and those with respiratory problems.  In one township, the red warning applied to all people.

Air quality unhealthy in parts of western Taiwan

Taipei, Sept. 24 (CNA) The air quality dropped to levels deemed unhealthy in central and southern parts of western Taiwan on Sunday, according to the Environmental Protection Administrations Taiwan Air Quality Monitoring Network.

As of 12:00 a.m., the air quality indicator flashed red...

20:15

10 Clarifying #TakeaKnee Tweets as NFL Teams and Players Rebuff President Trump "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

If protests did nothing, the powerful wouldnt try so hard to silence them.

(COMMONDREAMS)  With #TakeaKnee going viral on Sunday as NFL players push back against threats by President Donald Trump, those who support the presidents position that professional athletesand especially black or brown professional athletesshould just do as they are told and not speak their minds were infecting the social media hashtag with a variety of racist and otherwise ill-considered arguments about why millionaire players shouldnt have or express political views. (Also, its all about the flag and misguided pro-war patriotism, aka freedom.)

Here are ten tweets chosen not at random to help refute at least a little bit of the circulating hatefulness and wrongheadedness:

20:15

WTF? Black Sky drill went live just two days before Hurricane Harvey made landfall "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Did EARTH EX Black Sky coordinate with Hurricane Harvey? If so was Harvey engineered?

(INTELLIHUB) Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on August 25 just two days after the Electric Infrastructure Security Council (EIS) held its annual EARTH EX drill which focused on a Black Sky event.

According to literature found on the EIS Councils official website, severe malicious or natural Black Sky hazards pose a risk to critical infrastructure and on a sub-continent scale which may lead to cascading long-term power outages thus creating a grim and difficult dilemma because of the fact that the restoration of any sector will only be possible with at least minimal operation of all the others.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is exactly what we saw with both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma after hundreds of thousands of residents were left without power for extended periods of time.

In fact, in Florida, Irmas heavy wind, and flooding were so bad that 11 people died in a nursing home as they patiently waited for waited for workers to restore power.

To deal with this deadlock, careful sector by sector and cross-sector resilience planning is crucial. However, such plans, to be effective, must be exercised. With the diversity and the national and global scale of the infrastructures we now depend on, this requires an unprecedented, multi-sector, national and international exercise series, the CIS Council confirms.

So what is EARTH EX?

According to the EIS Council, EARTH EX is an evolving, distributed, collaborative partner-developed exercise designed to meet this need. Hosted by EIS Council as part of the EPRO Resource Family, these annual multi-sector, international exercises are being developed to evaluate and improve restoration support, preparedness, response and recovery plans for severe hazards. As the series continues, it will provide increasing opportunities to enhance coordinated planning across all infrastructure sectors, and their corporate, government and NGO partners.

Additionally, the NIS Councils official website lists the four areas of focus for their Aug. 23, 2017, drill as follows:

  • Executive and senior op...

20:01

This week in oblivious posturing "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Gosh. I was going to say you were obviously Nazis because of the stupidity and self-loathing, but then I saw the HONKIN GIANT NAZI FLAG behind you, and decided that was a better reason.

20:01

US Aircraft Carrier & Bomber Under Attack in Doctored North Korea Footage (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

RT| North Koreas state media has released a doctored video worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster, in which a North Korean missile destroys US B-1B and F-35 jets, while a submarine targets Americas state-of-the-art carrier USS Carl Vinson. (see video blow)

The video, released by DPRK Today, also features US President Donald Trump, seen speaking at the celebration of the US Air Forces 70th Anniversary at Joint Base Andrews, portrayed as a mad man, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported.

Also in the footage, a North Korean submarine-launched missile strikes the USS Carl Vinson, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, with the caption reportedly saying: Should F-35, B-1B and the Carl Vinson lead the US attack, they will head to the grave in that order.

DPRK Today released the apocalyptic footage hours after US Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers, escorted by fighter jets, flew in international airspace over waters east of North Korea on Saturday.

The flight was the farthest north of the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea that any US fighter jet or bomber has flown in the 21st century, the Pentagon said.

The B-1B Lancer bombers came from Guam and the US Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter escorts came from Okinawa, the Pentagon announced.

This mission is a demonstration of US resolve and a clear message that the President has many military options to defeat any threat, Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said, adding that the mission highlights the seriousness with which Washington takes North Koreas reckless behavior.

The war of words between Pyongyang and Washington has escalated since US President Donald Trump took office. He has repeatedly stated that the White House has run out of pa...

20:00

[WATCH] Pittsburgh Cop Caught on Camera Beating Teen Acquitted After Judge Claims Teen Was Aggressor "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The assault was caught on camera, a Pittsburgh cop shoving a teen down to the ground twice, then punching him a few times before handcuffing him, which led to criminal

The post [WATCH] Pittsburgh Cop Caught on Camera Beating Teen Acquitted After Judge Claims Teen Was Aggressor appeared first on Filming Cops.

19:50

Victory For Immigrant Hunger Strikers "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Mike Ludwig for Truthout. For three years now, incarcerated immigrants have staged hunger strikes and work stoppages to protest conditions at the Northwest Detention Center, an immigration jail in Tacoma, Washington, run by a private prison company that pays detainees as little as $1 a day to work in the jail. "This week folks were offered chips or a soup for several nights of waxing the floors, so not even $1 [per] day," one person incarcerated in the jail recently reported to NWDC Resistance, an immigrant-led group fighting to end the deportation and detention of immigrants.

19:45

Crime Waves: Slaves, knaves, graves and haze "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

That title wasnt meant to be flippant. Its been a busy week in crime news, especially during ghost month where many Taiwanese people are very superstitious.

In followup to the recent murder of a Vietnamese man by Taiwan police, combined with numerous news reports of slave labour by unscrupulous businesses, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) is taking a more humane (but long overdue) approach and treating people who run from jobs as possible victims, not criminals.

NIA re-designates runaway migrant workers as unaccounted for

National Immigration Agency (NIA) Director-General Jeff J. Yang () announced Tuesday that in future whenever foreign workers whereabouts are unknown after leaving their official place of employment, his agency will no longer refer to them as illegal runaways but rather classify them as unaccounted for.

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Foreign workers often feel compelled to leave their jobs in Taiwan for reasons beyond their control, but despite that are often characterized as suspects or criminals, which Yang said was unhelpful and would henceforth be replaced by the designation unaccounted for.

One main reason for leaving is the mistreatment of workers, from abuse to extortion to slave labour. In the case from Kaohsiung, the government surprised me with their actions: confiscating money from the peoples captors and giving it to the victims as back wages.

Fishermen kept like slaves in Taiwan

A group of foreign fishermen in Taiwan were locked in tiny windowless rooms around the clock to stop them escaping while not at sea, prosecutors said in the islands latest abuse case involving migrant workers.

Fishing and boat company owners were among 19 people charged Monday in the southern city of Kaohsiung for illegally holding 81 foreign fishermen in buildings after they had berthed their boats.

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Prosecutors also confiscated nearly Tw$3.69 million ($123,000) from the companies in back pay for the workers.

The case came to light last year after a fisherman tipped off prosecutors with the help of a social worker, the statement said.

In other recent news, a hazing incident involving sexual harassment at a Taiwan university is cause for corcern. There arent many stories about hazing that make the news here, but the ones Ive...

19:45

Veterans Send Letter Calling For Peace Negotiations "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Veterans for Peace. Dear President Trump and Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, You have both made your point.The world has seen that neither of you will back down before the threats of the other. For the sake of the worlds people, it is now time for good faith negotiations. President Trump, you have engaged in reckless rhetoric and threatened to totally destroy North Korea with fire and fury like world has never seen. We can tell you right now that you do not speak for millions of veterans in this country.

19:41

Capital Crusaders Slay Fence During Annual Day of Service "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


Where would the community garden movement be without college students?  Yesterday was Capital Universitys Crusader Day of Service and they came to the Stoddart Avenue Community Garden to slay dragons.   We made huuugggee progress on our new fence.  They also watered, and moved and weeded and and harvested 60 pounds of fresh produce, and picked up a little litter in the two block area around the SACG.


On Friday, Ken our fence guru and jack of all trades -- emailed me that he could not come.  Wah.   How were we going to complete the fence without Ken?  I thought about going over Friday to get a jump on the project, but then remembered that we needed to paint the pickets before attaching them.  I packed up my car and made some cookies to feed the volunteers. I also emailed Capital on Friday encouraging them to send us more students if they had them.  
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18:52

Pittsburgh Steelers Choose to Forego the National Anthem "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Refusing to stand for the national anthem has become a controversial and sensitive topic in the United States. The Pittsburgh Steelers announced they would not be leaving the locker room until after the traditional opening of the football game, on Sept. 24, 2017. They are taking this stand during the third week of the NFL season. []

The post Pittsburgh Steelers Choose to Forego the National Anthem appeared first on Guardian Liberty Voice.

18:50

Florida KKK Prison Guards Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison For Plotting To Murder Inmate "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Two former Florida prison guards who were also members of the Ku Klux Klan were sentenced for plotting to murder a black inmate after his release. David Elliot Moran, 49,

The post Florida KKK Prison Guards Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison For Plotting To Murder Inmate appeared first on Filming Cops.

18:39

NFL Takes a Knee Against Donald Trump [Video] "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

  President Donald Trump recognizes that people have the freedom of choice although he is not tolerant when it comes to the NFL and the national anthem. Trump said the NFL players who take a knee during The Star-Spangled Banner demonstrate a total disrespect for everything we stand for. On Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, he []

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18:38

Declare Martial Law and Start Killing These Asshats!!! Police Officers Facebook Post Under Investigation "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Mercer Universitys police chief is reportedly investigating calls for murder allegedly made on Facebook by one of its own police officers. The Facebook page has Mercer University Atlanta Officer Mark

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18:28

Why Russia Hacked Voter Registration Databases - Micro-targeted Messaging "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Into the" big data" world of our modern political campaigns comes a whole set of newly developed propaganda technologies that can exploit a campaigns massive knowledge base. Explaining how just one of these new, information technology weapons work, one called micro-targeting, we can see how the dots may be connected in the Russia election scandal now unfolding.

18:25

Caught on Video: Cop Shoots Man 7 Times, Killing Him Outside of a Convenience Store "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Huntington Beach, CA A video was recently uploaded to Twitter showing a Huntington Beach police officer shooting a man in a convenience store parking lot.

According to reports from local news, police were called to the scene after a man was making a disturbance.

As KTLA reports:

A Huntington Beach Police Department spokeswoman said the officer contacted a male individual outside the 7-Eleven at 6012 Edinger Ave. and they got into an altercation. Then an officer-involved shooting occurred and the male was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries, police spokeswoman Officer Angie Bennett said

The short video of the deadly altercation shows an HBPD officer struggling on the ground with a man. After the brief altercation, both men stand up and you can hear a succession of 7 rounds being fired from the officers pistol.

While at the time the shots are fired, the officer does not appear to be in any fatal danger, it is unknown at this time whether or not the man was armed and police arent releasing many details. According to ABC7

Authorities said they were not releasing details of what led up to the confrontation or how the officer came in contact with the suspect.

At this time, officials can only confirm that the officer involved wasnt injured, and the suspect was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. However, according to an eyewitness account from the LA Times:

The bystander who captured the video told The Times that he was in his car when he saw a police officer backing his cruiser out of the 7-Eleven parking lot. The officer stopped and flashed his headlights at a man dressed in dark clothing. When the officer got out of his vehicle and approached, the man swung at the officer.

The bystander said he lost sight of the pair momentarily, then saw the officer standing over the man. Thats when he began recording the episode.

Below is the video of the fatal altercation (Warning, graphic content)

18:19

Daily Inspiration "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Joy is a stranger to me. I want her for a friend. If I were less mortified, I would ask her to marry me. When I pursue her, she is nowhere to be found. When from stillness I invite her, she does not run away. At least she does not run.

18:15

WATCH: Boy Speaks Out About Being Attacked by Police for Being Autistic "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

autisticA 14-year-old boy with autism is speaking out about his encounter with a violent police officer after the department defended the officer's actions.

18:09

Blockbuster: Russian Satellite Proof, America is ISIS! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jim W. Dean - The Russians have obviously had these photos for days and maybe even weeks now, so why have they been hiding them at this critical stage of the war with the SDF now coming deep into traditional Arab territory.

18:04

[WATCH] Family of Man Police Tased to Death on Wedding Day Request a Federal Investigation "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The family of a Florida man who died after being repeatedly Tased by Georgia sheriffs deputies are seeking a federal investigation into his death. Chase Sherman was returning home with

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17:55

How to Reform the Corrupted U.S. Electoral System "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

We are being robbed of universal health care, decent public education, renewable energy, environmental protection, accountable policing, basic human rights, nuclear disarmament and much, much more because unelected billionaire corporatists control our government instead of dedicated, accountable public servants. The Jim Crow stripping of our voter rolls has denied millions their most basic right.

17:38

President Trump tweets: North Korea wont be around much longer! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

North Korean leadership cut down on Twitter by President Trump over aimless rocket quest

WASHINGTON D.C. (INTELLIHUB) President Donald Trump made clear to North Koreas leadership Saturday night that they are not going to last very long if they continue on their aimless rocket quest.

The President tweeted: Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they wont be around much longer!

This comes the same month that Hawaii residents were warned in a special message from the President to prepare for a nuclear attack.

How much longer will North Korea be around?

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17:36

Uri Avnery takes on an Uber-Jewish fascist "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Uri Avnery - A Zionist poet once wrote that we will not become a normal nation until we have Jewish criminals and Jewish whores. Thank God we now have plenty of both. And now we also have at least one bonafide Jewish fascist.

17:35

SUNDAY SCREENING: Overpill (2017) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This weeks documentary film curated by our editorial team at 21WIRE.

The US has a highly developed pharmaceutical industry offering treatments for all kinds of mental disorders. Millions of Americans are being medicated for ailments as diverse as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and many others. Even young children are being put on psychiatric drugs. If parents decline such treatment, social services may intervene. Many patients, whove been taking these pills for years, insist that they do more harm than good. They have experienced disturbing side effects such as suicidal thoughts, addiction and even neurological damage. A lot of patients were put on their medication as children and by the time they were legally old enough to decide for themselves, they had already become addicted. They testify that breaking their dependency on the drugs is extremely difficult because, like any habit forming narcotic, they cause severe withdrawal symptoms.

RTD meets some of the sufferers to hear their stories of battling to shake off prescribed medicines. Father of 5, Josh, was given anxiety medication, it caused Akathisia and Dystonia. Both are physical disorders causing involuntary and uncontrolled body movement and have left him disabled. Olivias son was prescribed psychiatric drugs to treat Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD). Olivia soon noticed side effects and refused to continue giving him the pills. He was taken by social services and hospitalised. These stories and more.

RTD meets a few of them. Watch this incredible documentary film:

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Run time: 49 min
Writer & Director: Petr Timofeev
Distributor: RT-TV Novosti (2017)

SEE MORE SUNDAY SCREENINGS HERE

17:33

Why We Must Raise Taxes on Corporations and the Wealthy, Not Lower Them "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

When Barack Obama was president, congressional Republicans were deficit hawks. They opposed almost everything Obama wanted to do by arguing it would increase the federal budget deficit. But now that Republicans are planning giant tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy, they've stopped worrying about deficits.

17:32

Trump, racism, and sports "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Donald Trump has suddenly started waging a war on sports figures, taking aim at those who have started the practice of kneeling instead of standing for the national anthem before games to draw attention to police brutality. (The question of why the national anthem is played at all before such events is a topic that I discussed earlier and argued that it should be abandoned but that is a digression.) When Donald Trump suddenly goes on a tear against what seems like a randomly selected target, one has to always ask oneself whether this is genuine grievance or whether he is using the issue to distract from some other issue. There have been suggestions that Trump, or at least his advisors, to distract peoples attention from failures or other setbacks. If that is the case here, what could that be?

The big item on the agenda this week is the Graham-Cassidy health care denying bill and Trump and the Republican leadership seem to be having trouble corralling enough votes to pass it. Then despite Trumps dangerously bellicose rhetoric against North Korea, that countrys leader shows no sign of being cowed and this will place Trump in the position of being seen as someone who cannot carry through on his extravagant threats. (Recall the scorn healed on Barack Obama when his red line in Syria was crossed without any seeming response from him.) Another possible setback looms in the Alabama senate primary on Tuesday where the candidate he is supporting Luther Strange risks losing the Republican primary to an even more extremist candidate Roy Moore. (I know, I know, comparing degrees of extremism within the Republican party is becoming increasingly an exercise in pointless hair-splitting.)

If the sports controversy is being seen as a way of distracting people from mounting a vigorous campaign against the health care bill, it is not likely to be successful because the people who deeply care about health care issues are not likely to be sidetracked by a sport-related one.

But it is also the case that Trump is like a comedian who tries out his new material in small comedy clubs in order to find out what works and then uses the good material on a larger audience. Take his rally in Alabama on Friday in support of Luther Strange. As this BBC reporter noticed.

Donald Trump spoke for nearly an hour and a half at his rally in Alabama on Friday. The audience of 10,000 was enthusiasti...

17:31

War vs Cute Animals "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Please watch this video if you love cute animals or peace or both:

17:23

#NoWar2017 All of Day One "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Watch this video of the first day of #NoWar2017 on September 22, 2017 from WorldBeyondWar.org:

17:20

BREAKING: Russia Releases Photos Claiming to Show US Spec Ops Equipment in ISIS Positions in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Aerial images were recently released that appear to show U.S. Special Operations Forces and their equipment embedded in ISIS positions in Syria.

17:16

Well played. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

As Ive mentioned, I loathe U.S. mens sportsball with the burning intensity of ten thousand suns. #yesallmenssportsball. The reasons are legion, but a big one is the cloying stench of jingoist militarism that pervades the realm. And of course that is no accident: a 2015 Senate report released to little fanfare detailed U.S. military contracts worth millions of taxpayer dollars with pro sports teams for paid-for patriotism, from solemn salutes to service to flag-waving pageantry to ceremonies honoring hometown war heroes on the field. Worse still, the NFL alone receives about $1 billion a year in public subsidies to build and operate stadiums and other handouts, thereby enriching obscenely wealthy team owners at taxpayers expense.

Unlike other temporary expenditures on infrastructure or even businesses in which state and local governments might invest to ultimately benefit the public and/or their treasurys bottom line,

[p]ublic handouts for modern professional football never end and are never repaid. In return, the NFL creates nothing of social valuewhile setting bad examples, despite its protests to the contrary, regarding concussions, painkiller misuse, weight gain, and cheating, among other issues.

Other issues indeed. Like, oh, say, sexual assault and domestic violence, for which career-ending consequences are virtually unheard of. But a player sitting out the national anthem to protest racism and police murdering people of color? GAME OVER.

Now I dont know about you, but I always have to wonder: what does our Sexual-Assaulter-In-Chief think about all of this? Fortunately for inquiring minds like mine, he has not shut up about it since his Nazi-fest on Friday night.

Trump told the Republican rally that such actions disrespect our heritage.

Wouldnt you love to see one of these NFL owners...

17:11

DHS is Giving Colleges Millions to Stoke a Nation of Fear and Grow the Police State "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Department of Homeland Security is paying millions of dollars to universities across the country to create "anti-extremist" tactics and content.

17:10

SYRIA: The Strategic Importance of Deir Ezzor and SAA, SDF Relations "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


YPG/SDF forces in Deir Ezzor countryside. 

21st Century Wire says

As the Syrian Arab Army establishes its presence in and around the liberated areas of Deir Ezzor, including the crossing of the Euphrates, Russian MOD has been reporting some bizarre anomalies regarding the interaction between the US-backed SDF [Kurdish separatists] and ISIS forces. 

Syriana Analysis has put together the following video report to clarify the geopolitical relationship between Deir Ezzor, the SAA and the SDF. WATCH: 

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17:09

Episode #203 SUNDAY WIRE: The Dotard Effect with guests Mike Robinson, Basil Valentine "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


Episode #203 of SUNDAY WIRE SHOW resumes on Sept 24th, 2017 as host Patrick Henningsen brings you this weeks LIVE broadcast on the Alternate Current Radio Network (ACR) covering all the top news stories both at home and internationally

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1-SUPPORT-21WIRE-ClickThis week the SUNDAY WIRE is broadcasting LIVE from Southwest England with host Patrick Henningsen joined in studio by Mike Robinson editor of the UK Column, covering the biggest international stories this week. In the first hour, well cover the North Korea Crisis and Trumps debacle at the UN General Assembly, and B-1 bomber nuke flyer over. What are the chances for diplomacy? Also, Americas increasingly loopy Russiaphobia rabbit hole, internet censorship and cultural and political speech monopoly of Google and Facebook and their mainstream media accomplices, and the deceptive academic projects designed to defame independent media outlets who dare to question the official myth of the White Helmets. Well also unpack (excuse our use of dumbed-down American pseudo-intellectual slang) the #BREXIT deception, as the smoke and mirrors in Westminster continues, and why Britain will remain in the EU after all the theatrics have passed, and the Kurdish Referendum too and what it means, also with US and its SDF proxies in Syria caught aiding and abetting ISIS again...

17:09

Even Pickle Rick was flawed and broken "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Some people dont get it. They watch Goodfellas and want to grow up to be Henry Hill. They read Lolita and think Humbert Humbert was unjustly condemned. They watch Breaking Bad and believe that Walter White, especially in his Heisenberg persona, was awesome. Isnt anyone familiar with the concept of the anti-hero anymore?

Heres another one: people who watch Rick and Morty and come away from it wanting to be just like Rick. I love that show, but jebusno one in their right mind should admire Rick. Hes the most brilliant scientist in the multiverse, but hes also a totally messed-up, broken dude, and everyone in his family is damaged, and every week, the show goes out of its way to highlight that fact.

If were to believe Rick is admirable for being a cold, misanthropic know-it-all, the show doesnt do a very good job of selling it. Hes too rich in his emotions, too human in his failings; the show repeatedly finds him dealing with moments of vague tenderness and regret that he then undermines, contributing to the overall tragic arc of his character. Harmons much-scrutinized writing ethos involves richly drawn emotional journeys for every character, and as he said, in the recent response to Entertainment Weekly, I dont want the show to have a political stance. It doesnt. Rick And Mortys concern is ambiguous, flawed, relatable characters, slowly changing and slowly staying the same. To assume that Rickor any of themrepresents Harmons idea of some ethos to aspire to is to misread his intent.

You can only admire Rick if you ignore all the two-by-fours the show repeatedly slams into your face.

However, its absurd to claim the show has no political stance. Writing about ambiguous, flawed, relatable characters, slowly changing and slowly staying the same at a time when way too many people are latching onto imaginary paragons (even the shows oblivious fans!) is a political stance. Its hard to argue against the idea that everything is political.

16:58

Is our increasingly-automated society becoming SELF-SATIRIZING?! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

How are we going to forget about impending nuclear holocaust if we can't watch the NFL and NBA?

16:55

Turkish Airlines Golf event at Trump Golf Course tees off emolumental problems "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

On September 18, 2017, The Trump National Golf Club in DC hosted the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup.

If you havent heard about it, you shouldnt be surprised: the event wasnt reported by the national media, as far as I can see, nor did the Trump Organization, Trump Golf or Trump National Golf Club promote or disclose it on social media. Theres no video of the event on the Turkish Airlines Golf channel on YouTube, unlike other venues, nor tweets by the airline, but the event is confirmed by the photo shared below.

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16:55

Sunday Facepalm. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Civil rights icon Colin Kaepernick and President Donald Trump, composite image.

Its another Trump Tantrum. Apparently, the Tiny Tyrant thinks hes still in reality teevee land

If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL, or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespectour Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem, President Trump tweeted.

If not, YOURE FIRED. Find something else to do! the President of the United States insisted.

This is not an episode of The President, dumbshit Donny. You cant pretend fire anyone. You cant fire them for real, either. The twits tweets can be seen here. Naturally, the Tiny Tyrant couldnt leave things be with that level of blunder, oh no

Wouldnt you like to see one of our NFL owners, when somebody disrespects the flag, say, Get that son of a bitch off the field, Trump reportedly said at the rally. Kaepernick is not currently employed by any NFL football teams, as he was not drafted after his controversial bended-knee protests during the National Anthem last year.

You can read the full story and reactions here.

In the meantime, the NFL Players Union is standing firm:

Takeo Spikes, M.B.A: How...

16:51

[WATCH] Florida Officers Beat Woman in Parking Lot Prior to Beating Her in Jail "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The woman who was repeatedly punched while handcuffed by a Florida sheriffs officer that led to his arrest was brutally beaten in a prior incident as she was being arrested,

The post [WATCH] Florida Officers Beat Woman in Parking Lot Prior to Beating Her in Jail appeared first on Filming Cops.

16:47

Upcoming Execution Of Keith Leroy Tharpe Illustrates Legacy Of Lynching In US "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Keith Leroy Tharpe is scheduled for execution on September 26 for shooting Jaquelin Freeman, the sister-in-law of his estranged wife. Earlier this month, Tharpes legal defense team sought to have his execution halted under the claim of strong racial bias by a white juror, Barney Gattie.

United States District Court Judge Ashley Royal rejected the claims of racial bias, stating there is absolutely no indication that Gattie, or anyone else, brought up race during the jury deliberations. However, details of racism, which led to Tharpes sentencing, make it clear Georgia has a lynching scheduled on its books.

Tharpe is set to be the second person Georgia has executed in 2017. He has sat on death row since 1990 after committing horrible crimes against his estranged wife and sister-in-law, including the murder of his sister-in-law, in retaliation for his wife leaving him.

On the morning of September 25, 1990, Tharpe disobeyed court orders to stay away from his wife and committed the ruthless murder. Just 100 days later his capital trial started an uncommonly short amount of time and he was unanimously sentenced to death by a jury.

The ever-present racial disparities within the death penalty become hyper-visible in Tharpes case. During the appeals process, Tharpes legal defense team interviewed jurors from the trial, and court filings from the interviews reveal that Gattie, who is now deceased, stated he voted for Tharpes death because he was black.

After studying the Bible, I have wondered if black people even have souls, Gattie said.

Integration started in Genesis, Gattie also said. I think they were wrong. For example, look at O.J. Simpson. That white woman wouldnt have been killed if she hadnt have married that black man.

Earlier in his statements, Gattie told attorneys, In my experience I have observed that there are two types of black people: black folks and niggers. He lambasted Tharpe as an example for other Black people to see and fear.

As it was, because I knew the victim and her husbands family and knew them all to be good black folks, I felt Tharpe, who wasnt in the good black folks category in my book, should get the electric chair [] Some of the jurors voted for death because they felt that Tharpe should be an example to other blacks who kill blacks [] The others wanted blacks to know they werent going to get away with killing each other.

In light of the clear racial bias in these comments, Tharpes lawyers have tried to have attempted to have this execu...

16:36

[WATCH] Oregon Police Pounce on Autistic Homeless Man for Trying to Explain Federal Disability Law to Them "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Oregon police are facing scrutiny on social and news media after a video posted to Facebook last week showed five Ashland police officers piling on top of a homeless autistic

The post [WATCH] Oregon Police Pounce on Autistic Homeless Man for Trying to Explain Federal Disability Law to Them appeared first on Filming Cops.

16:35

Cops Now Hiding Behind Kids on School Buses to Bust People Texting While Driving "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

textingIn a new revenue generation scheme, police across the country are now using school buses as a vantage point to catch drivers who are texting while driving.

16:32

Eva Bartlett in North Korea Going Behind the Media Iron Curtain "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


Eva Bartlett in North Korea

21st Century Wire says

Intrepid, independent journalist, Eva Bartlett, has recently returned from a fact-finding trip to North Korea, in her words, one of the most vilified nations in the world today. What she saw and recorded during her week-long trip defies all western attempts to portray this proud nation as a nest of iniquity and oppression. 

In the last few days, Bartlett gave an interveiw to the Taylor Report during which she revealed her valuable insights which take us behind the media iron curtain that separates us from the reality of life in North Korea.

21st Century Wire has taken this interview and created a video, showcasing just some of Bartletts stunning photography and video footage taken during her stay in North Korea, as Phil Taylor says:

North Korea does not exist in black and white. Witness Eva Bartletts photos and be struck by the colour.

Despite a barrage of propaganda designed to portray a monochromatic dystopia, North Korea is a vibrant country populated by real human beings. Phil interviews Eva, whose timely voyage to the DPRK shines a light on a land darkened by our own ignorance.

Listen to Eva Bartlett and enjoy the poignant & evocative images. WATCH: 

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16:27

[WATCH] Albuquerque Cop Driving Double The Speed Limit Kills 6 Year Old in Intersection Crash "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

An Albuquerque Police officer was driving double the speed limit seconds before his police cruiser collided with a familys car, killing a 6-year-old child, Joel Anthony Suina. Investigators arent recommending

The post [WATCH] Albuquerque Cop Driving Double The Speed Limit Kills 6 Year Old in Intersection Crash appeared first on Filming Cops.

16:24

Loneliness. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Loneliness, William T. Horton, A Book of Images.

16:19

Free Speech Week at UC Berkeley Under Attack. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Free Speech Week that was planned to be hosted tomorrow, by Milo Yiannopoulos and the Berkeley Patriot, has faced a major bump in the road. After weeks of being bullied by the left, they finally caved. The students held on vigorously, under attacks and threats from the far leftist administration at the college. In a statement put out by the Patriot, they stated that they had been bullied into submission by the university via bureaucratic stonewalling tactics. The students and Milo inc. have produced evidence that the college was stonewalling them for weeks, not giving them responses to any of their emails, and throwing 90-minute deadlines that were specifically designed to force a cancellation. The University also stated in a press conference that all the funds that were transferred to the university for the reservations of venues were returned to Milo, who says he has received nothing. This is the most evident leftist censorship that weve seen in awhile, and it doesnt look like its going away. Milo held a live press conference on his Facebook page (surprised it wasnt censored) in which he gave a statement saying that they would still host a rally on the steps of the university no matter what and that they had talked to Berkeley PD to ensure the safety of the speakers, and all who come to listen. Steve Bannon and Ann Coulter decided not to speak at Free Speech Week due to security concerns, because of the loss of the indoor venue. The University wasnt done dancing on the grave of free speech, however, as they then pulled out their giant Convenient rules rulebook, and said that any speaker that wished to speak on the campus without student sponsorship must be educational, which the university said, the event wasnt. This school has shown again and again their hatred for not only conservatives, whether it be professors, students or speakers, but their hate for free speech as well. I definitely dont want to go anywhere near here for an education, but then again, I dont think theyll want me Oh and ANTIFAs staging a counter-rally, but the police seem to say they will have that controlled. Twitter- @_thanasii Instagram- @_thanasii

16:10

CRASS COLONIAL 'VICTORIA & ABDUL' RESPONSE TO ANTI-COLONIAL 'BLACK PRINCE' "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Fast on the heels of the anti-colonial film - Black Prince, about the last crown king of the Kingdom of Punjab  - Duleep Singh - being forcibly ousted by the brit colonialists and the princely state of Punjab falling, we have this hyper pro-colonial film 'Victoria & Abdul', a deeply patronising story about brit queen victoria's servant Abdul Karim from colonised and occupied north India. This film seems to be an obvious riposte to Black Prince, which has brought new generations of Punjabis and other South Asians into the story of this part of the anti-colonial mosaic of our heritage, once that is unfinished with issues over reparations of colonial genocide and crimes in India, of the grand colonial crime of the sectarian partition of India, of the stolen jewel in the crown the Kohinoor diamond (stolen from Duleep Singh and family), and other pertinent issues.

The depiction of Abdul Karim in the film shows him seemingly much lighter skinned and slighter frame than he actually was, which seems to point to them making a him a more acceptable and more 'tamed' figure than the actually much darker and bigger real Abdul Karim.

The film also cleverly uses the time-old brit approach of dividing the different religious communities of India, although Black Prince itself imho should have depicted better and more widely Muslims in Punjab. However, this film clearly puts out a framework towards Asian Muslims but all Black and Brown people that somehow we can become british and become loved by our own colonial overlords if we are slavish enough for them.

Although this might seem a difficult strategy, in actual fact we can see all around us how effective is the assimilationist strategy of the british state that...

16:07

U.S. Government Announces 21 States Had Hackers Target Their System Leaves Out DHS Hackers "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Aaron Kesel The federal government just announced on Friday that election officials in 21 states had Russian hackers target their systems before last years presidential election according...

16:04

CHURCHILL & WAHHABISM "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"



"Ever noticed that the bigoted anti-Islam groups and mouthpieces in Britain all hold up Winston Churchill, who backed the Al-Saud family & foisted Wahhabism on the region, as an icon?

The likes of Tommy Robinson, Katie Hopkins, Britain First, Breitbart etc. all worship Churchill, yet completely ignore his role in creating Saudi Arabia.

Britain as a whole has never come to terms with the extent of their creating and supporting of terrorist groups across North Africa and the 'Middle East'. It is now accepted that Theresa May was facilitating terrorists to go to Libya in 2011 during NATOs war on the nation. One of these very terrorists blew himself up in Manchester early this year at a kids pop concert. Need we look any further than Britain's collusion with loyalist terror gangs in occupied Ireland to see how Britain uses "extremism" for their own end when it suits them." - Gerard McNamara

16:02

ANTI-FASCIST ANTI-IMPERIALISM IS A LONELY PLACE "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


Being a pro-active actual anti-imperialist anti-fascist is one of the loneliest political experiences in this era we're in. To actually strategically and ethically oppose fascism, racism *and* imperialism was for a long time the mainstream in global left / radical / global south networks. This started to really downgrade and collapse in 1991 with the world defeat of the 'third world' nationalist and socialist liberation struggles with the end of the socialist anti-imperialist 'Eastern Bloc'.

It's been downhill quickly since then with a brief exception defined by the Iraqi Resistance (post March 2003) and the Palestinian Intifada (1999-2003).

Today either the anti-imperialist movement is dead, with no support given to leading global anti-imperialist forces like Yemen and Libyan Resistance, or support for China, Cuba, Zim etc; or there is near total cowardice towards fascist forces with too many justifying and facilitating colloboration directly with fascist and Nazis.

From our peoples struggles since the 1920s across Africa, Asia and 'latin' America being clearly in the leadership of the struggle against fascism and imperialism, to today we have basically no leadership and the struggle is an increasingly messy hell.

Only China and DPRK in some indirect ways are giving very limited leadership, for the rest we are really all on our own.

There are literally small handfuls of anti-imperialist anti-fascists left. We must stand steadfast, persevere and do our best to raise our voices for the struggle of our peoples and martyrs.

16:00

CUBAN PRESIDENT RAUL CASTRO ON THE HURRICANE "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


Cuban Socialist Pres Raul Castro: "Appeal to Our Fighting People - Cuban government statement on Hurricane Irma

Monday, 11 September 2017

Let us face recovery with the example of the Commander-in-Chief of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, who with his permanent faith in victory and strong will has taught us that there are no impossible tasks.

Hurricane Irma, with its destructive force, lashed out at our Island for more than 72 hours, from the morning of Friday 8 to Sunday 10 September. With winds that at times surpassed 250 kilometres per hour, it crossed the north of the country from Baracoa, also punished by another phenomenon of this type almost a year ago, to the vicinity of Cardenas. However, by the immensity of its size practically no territory was freed of its effects.

Called by experts as the largest hurricane formed in the Atlantic, this meteorological phenomenon caused severe damage to the country, which, precisely b because of its size, have not yet been quantified. A preliminary look evidences damages in housing, the national power grip and agriculture.

In addition it hit some of our main tourist destinations, however we will restore the damages before the start of the peak season. We have the necessary human and material resources, as one of the main sources of income for the national economy.

It has been hard days for our people, who in only a few hours have seen how everything we have built with great effort has been struck down by a devastating hurricane. The pictures of the last hours are eloquent, as is the spirit of resistance and victory of our people who are reborn with every adversity.

In these difficult circumstances, paramount have been the unity of the Cubans, the solidarity among the neighbours, the discipline to follow the instructions issued by the National Civil Defense General Staff and the Defense Councils at all levels, the professionalism of the specialists at the Institute of Meteorology, the immediacy of our media and journalists, the support of mass organizations, as well as the cohesion of the governing bodies of the National Defense Council. Special mention to all our women, including the leaders of the Party and the Government, who with steadiness and maturity directed and faced the difficult situation.

The days to come will be a lot of work, where the strength of the Cubans...

15:58

Bomb Threats Epidemic: Psychological Warfare Against Russia Intensifies "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In the forty-eighth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Parlamentskaya Gazeta, Izvestia, and RBK. He discusses a new dimension of psychological warfare against Russia: the major Russian cities have been literally overwhelmed by false bomb threats. In addition, he presents the highlights of an exclusive interview with the most powerful woman in Russia, Valentina Matvienko, the president of the Federation Council, and explains why the Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov will not go to Kiev to attend a meeting of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation. Lastly, he discusses the fact that the Chinese government-sponsored investors became the owners of the Russian oil stocks, thus taking another step forward in the geostrategic integration of vast Eurasian space.

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Nezavisimaya Gazeta September 15, 2017

Parlamentskaya Gazeta September 15, 2017

Izvestia September 19, 2017

RBK September 18, 2017

15:57

ON THE HAMMER AND SICKLE "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"



Perhaps the most beautiful, liberation-oriented and powerful political symbols ever, although I do love the sickle/farming hoe & AK of Frelimo's symbol. I think my Father got the hammer and sickle from a recent trip to Bulgaria and my younger Brother bound them together and it's displayed proudly in our front room. We have been raised by my Mother and Father and Grandfather to have great respect, support and love for the workers and peasants, especially of our Homelands. What does it symbolise?

Most directly it symbolises the liberation and political control of society by those humans who give wealth we all enjoy - workers and peasants.

It symbolises the liberation of the most oppressed and exploited, it means the fundamental reorganisation of society to benefit the workers and peasants and for them to increasingly take over the full running of society (that's socialism, what's supposed to be the transition to a society without any exploitation and oppression), it means that the most poor get increasingly well off in housing, food and education and culture;

it means the defeat of all sectarian and divisive forces of far-right ethnic and national oppression;

it means the liberation of women from a hitherto role of being chained to home work and raising children (although it supports family by offering the *option* of socialised housework, free childcare, free community kitchens), of being increasingly freed from oppressive patriarchy.

We have only had not even a drop in the ocean of time to experience and experiment with socialism and the rule of the workers and peasants, in their experience the most liberating achievements historically from exploitation and oppression has been achieved. Socialism and communism today is going through a big nose dive since the late 1980s, and many communists and socialists especially in the 'west' and those controlled by those in the west have shown great dogma, narrow mindedness, arrogance and many have sold out to fascist forces today, but the great world examples of China and Cuba shows what we can still achieve.

15:55

WHY ARE FORMER IMPERIALIST MILITARY PERSONNEL IN OUR MOVEMENTS? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"



"Some thoughts on the attempts to paint Brit soldiers as victims, Veterans for Peace & the White Poppy:

British soldiers are not victims. They are the willing executioners of British foreign policy. There is no conscription in Britain and hasnt been for a very long time. Britains endless conflict since the end of WW2 has seen millions pass through the ranks of this murderous organisation.

In Britain, the left propagate the myth that soldiers are victims. They will cite that the working class are targeted for recruitment, that said individuals have no other choice, that there are no jobs. None of this excuses nor makes them victims. Plenty of people in economic turmoil do not run off and join a psychopathic murder gang. On the day that the Chilcot report was released the British media and various lefty media outfits spoke of the plight of the families of the 179 British soldiers that died in Iraq. The millions of Iraqis killed and displaced were not even an afterthought.

Groups like Veterans for Peace are hailed and honoured for their so-called noble stand. I have long been suspicious of this outfit:

1. The profiteering and making careers out their murderous jolly up in the British Army is sickening. At least two senior figures in this outfit have made careers for themselves off the back of their time in the Brit Army. They have had book deals, become paid journalists, pundits and film makers.

2. Ben Griffin, a senior Veterans for Peace member, is a former SAS soldier who now complains he didnt join the British Army to carry out US foreign policy.  Parroting the much loved British lefty line that Britain is a poodle of the Yanks and doesnt really operate in the interest of Britain. Griffin was quite happy to remain in the British Army whilst he was posted to the six counties, Macedonia and Afghanistan. It wasnt until he reached Iraq that he had an issue. And that issue was with trigger happy American soldiers. As if the Brits werent over there shooting and raping. He goes on to claim that the reputation of the British Army has been damaged its association with the Americans. You really cant make this up.

3. In a recent interview with a Novara Media, Joe Glenton, a representative of "Veterans for Peace" spoke about a "good friend" of his who was a Brit solider in Malaya, he said; "a good friend of...

15:54

[WATCH] Des Moines Police Officer Charged with Felonies for Planting Evidence in Drug Case "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

DES MOINES, Iowa A former Des Moines police officer accused of tampering with evidence is now facing criminal charges, more than two and a half years after the case

The post [WATCH] Des Moines Police Officer Charged with Felonies for Planting Evidence in Drug Case appeared first on Filming Cops.

15:50

NORTH KOREAN LEADER REPLIES TO TRUMP's GENOCIDAL THREATS "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


Statement by Kim Jong Un in reply to Trump's genocidal threats at the UNGA

"The speech made by the US president in his maiden address on the UN arena in the prevailing serious circumstances, in which the situation on the Korean peninsula has been rendered tense as never before and is inching closer to a touch-and-go state, is arousing worldwide concern.

Shaping the general idea of what he would say, I expected he would make stereotyped, prepared remarks a little from what he used to utter in his office on the spur of the moment as he had to speak on the worlds biggest official diplomatic stage.

But, far from making any remarks of any persuasive power that can be viewed to be helpful in diffusion tension, he made unprecedented rude nonsense no one has ever heard from any of his predecessors.

A frightened dog barks louder.

Id like to advise Trump to exercise prudence in selecting words and be considerate of whom he speaks to when making a speech in front of the world.

The mentally deranged behaviour of the US president openly expressing on the UN arena the unethical will to totally destroy a sovereign state, beyond the boundary of threats and regime change or overturn of social system, makes even those with normal thinking faculty think about discretion and composure.

His remarks remind me of such words as political layman and political heretic which were in vogue in reference to Trump during his presidential election campaign.

After taking office Trump has rendered the world restless through threats and blackmail against all countries in the world. He is unfit to hold the prerogative of supreme command of a country, and he is surely a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire, rather than a politician.

His remarks which described the US option through straightforward expression of his will have convinced me, rather than frightening or stopping me, that the path I chose is correct and that it is the one I have to follow to the last.

Now that Trump has denied the existence of and insulted me and my country in front of the eyes of the world and made the most ferocious declaration of war in history that...

15:49

Is This Better Than Hillary? 6 Ways Trump Has Become Exactly Like Hillary Clinton "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

HillaryTrump is proving that he is intent on carrying out the exact same policy of his predecessorsjust like Hillary Clinton would've done.

15:47

NORTH KOREAN SOLIDARITY TO AFRICA "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


"'African Renaissance' statue, standing 160 feet tall, built in Dakar, Senegal by architects from DPRK (socialist north Korea), celebrating Korean support for and friendship with African anti-colonial struggles.'

DPRK is a true friends of us they would go on to send both material and military support to Africa in which DPRK internationalists would fight alongside African revolutionaries to aid the armed liberation movements of ZANLA in Zimbabwe, SWAPO in Namibia, FRELIMO in Mozambique, ANC in South Africa, and the MPLA in Angola just to name a few! Even sending many African to study in highly specialized and technical fields in DPRK."

[Thanks comrade Kribsoo]

15:46

NORTH KOREAN FORIEGN MINISTER's SPEECH AT UN, CALLS TRUMP "DERANGED PERSON FULL OF MEGLOMANIA" "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"



Statement by H.E. Mr. RI YONG HO, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea at the General Debate of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly New York, 23rd September 2017   

Mr. President,

First of all, allow me to congratulate Your Excellency Mr. Miroslav Lajcak on your election as the President of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

I look forward to successful outcome of the present session under your able guidance.

Before going into the main points in my debate, I feel forced to make comments on the speech uttered 4 days ago by someone called the U.S. president that rendered this sacred UN arena tainted.

Since Trump uttered such reckless and violent words provoking the supreme dignity of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) at this very platform, I think it is fair enough for me to make a response in the corresponding tone.

During his 8 months in power, he has turned the White House into a noisy marketing place full of crackling sounds of abacus beads and now he has tried to turn the UN arena into a gangsters' nest where money is respected and bloodshed is the order of the day.

The absurd reality that the person like Trump, a mentally deranged person full of megalomania and complacency, the person who is chastised even by American people as "Commander in Grief, "Lyin King", "President Evil" is holding the seat of the U.S. President, and the dangerous reality that the gambler who grew old using threats, frauds and all other schemes to acquire a patch of land holds the nuclear button; these are what constitute the gravest threat to the international peace and security today.

Due to his lacking of basic common knowledge and proper sentiment, he tried to insult the supreme dignity of my country by referring it to a rocket. By doing so, however, he committed an irreversible mistake of making our rockets' visit to the entire U.S. mainland inevitable all the more.

None other than Trump himself is on a suicide mission.

In case innocent lives of the U.S. are lost because of this suicide attack. Trump will be held totally respo...

15:44

$640M in Obama approved slush fund money still financing radical left-wing groups "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Anti-Trump groups met with high-level Justice Department and HUD officials to solicit monies not even meant for them and they got it

WASHINGTON D.C. (INTELLIHUB) As it turns out, Obama-era Department of Justice cronies approved slush funding for at least three left-wing non-profit organizations guilty of bankrolling anti-Trump activities.

As Paul Sperry reported for the New York Post: The Obama administrations massive shakedown of Big Banks over the mortgage crisis included unprecedented back-door funding for dozens of Democratic activist groups who were not even victims of the crisis.

This means that funding was made available ahead of the 2016 general election, possibly in an effort to stifle Donald Trump in the run-up.

At least three liberal nonprofit organizations the Justice Department approved to receive funds from multibillion-dollar mortgage settlements were instrumental in killing the ObamaCare repeal bill and are now lobbying against GOP tax reform, as well as efforts to rein in illegal immigration, Sperry wrote.

We are talking about $640 million dollars which literally went to recipients still actively engaging the Trump Admin and its policies.

According to Sperry, the National Council of La Raza, the National Urban League, and the National Community Reinvestment Coalition have all received monies which were intended as a settlement for other parties.

And if thats not enough to make you sick, the Justice Department does not require for the organizations to disclose how the monies are spent.

Will there be any repercussions for Barack Obamas wrongdoings during his tenure as President?

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Shepard Ambellas is an opinion journalist, analyst, and the founder and editor-in-chief of Intellihub News & Politics (...

15:42

Feeling Enraged and Practicing Non-Violence (REVIEW ESSAY) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The classicist Emily Katz Anhalt of Sarah Lawrence College has published a remarkably accessible new book titled Enraged (Yale University Press, 2017). Taking a hint from her discussion of violence, I want to discuss feeling enraged in connection with non-violent political protest and certain related matters, including former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.

15:40

Glassboro Police Assaulted Epileptic Man After He Had a Seizure "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

GLASSBORO, NJ A man who alleges he was beaten by police officers two years ago when he was suffering from a seizure is now suing the borough, police department

The post Glassboro Police Assaulted Epileptic Man After He Had a Seizure appeared first on Filming Cops.

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Summer Wonder, Part 1. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Innocent Man Get $1.6M After Surveillance Video Proved Cops Beat and Framed Him "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

An innocent man was beaten, framed for felony assault against cops, and thrown in jail and the only thing that saved him was his video.

14:08

The hypnotic symbols of modern medicine "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The hypnotic symbols of modern medicine

by Jon Rappoport

September 24, 2017

There are four major symbols I want to take up here.

The important thing to remember is: these symbols conspire to produce a view of self in the patient.

The patient comes to see himself in a certain way, and this way implies a reduction of his own power.

Reducing his own power, he literally sees himself as smaller.

The cascade of effects continues. Seeing himself as smaller, he comes to believe he has no significant role in his own health and well-being.

And armed with that conviction, he comes to believe he is gradually deteriorating.

This belief is a perception, a view of self. This view, like a magnet, attracts and interprets events as further evidence of weakening and deterioration

This reality is far from the only possible one, but it is the one the patient chooses.

The first symbol is SYMPTOM. The person sees and experiences feelings and physical manifestations, and in the doctors office, he learns these are symptoms that collectively MEAN SOMETHING. He has symptoms. These are not random, he is told. They are not transient. They cannot be ignored. They will not go away on their own. They are serious.

The second symbol is CONDITION. The doctors diagnosis of the symptoms makes it clear that the patient has a disease, an illness, a disorder. A label is applied. A name. There is no doubt that the patient has this named disease. This is a THING. An entity. It is not a passing phenomenon. It is solid and stable. It is singular.

The third symbol is TREATMENT. This is what the doctor tells the patient he must do. Take a medicine. Have surgery. The treatment will get rid of the condition. The treatment is specific. It is geared to address the condition. It is the solution to the problem.

The fourth symbol is the DOCTOR. He knows. Nobody else knows. He is the authority. He is in charge of recognizing the symptoms, which lead him to make the diagnosis of the condition, which is turn leads him to prescribe the treatment. This progression is lock-step. There no other factors to consider. The doctor has effectively ruled out all other possibilities.

These four symbols lead the patient into a state of obedience. And in that state, he realizes his own power is beside the point and is irrelevant.

Of course, this is not the first time he has been to the doctors office. This is not the first time he has been put through this progression of the four symbols. Therefore, the effect on him, ove...

14:04

The good that men do should live after them; the bad should be interred with their names "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

We can keep this one.

Nature published a catastrophically bad editorial a while back, in which an anonymous someone whined about how tearing down statues of scientists like Marion Sims was erasing history. Youve all heard it before apparently, were learning history from dead lumps of marble or bronze. Where will it all end? Next thing you know well be erasing Cecil Rhodes and HG Wells, or even Francis Crick.

In the early 1970s, Crick defended other prominent racist scientists who proposed a plan where individuals deemed unfit would be paid to undergo sterilisation. Crick wrote in one letter that more than half of the difference between the average IQ of American whites and Negroes is due to genetic reasons, which will not be eliminated by any foreseeable change in the environment. He urged that steps be taken to avoid the serious consequences. Crick also proposed that irresponsible people be sterilised by bribery. In the brochure of the institute bearing his name, Crick is nonetheless presented as a scientific hero known for his intelligence and openness to new ideas.

Damn. Crick always came across as the good one, but noooope. Everyone is wrong. There are no heroes.
Weve all got bad ideas that will fail the test of history. So now Im thinking were all asking the wrong question. We shouldnt be asking whether its right to tear down statues and monuments now.

We should ask why we were putting up statues to scientists in the first place.

If you think about it, it is a singularly stupid way to honor science and lets not mince words here, statues and monuments arent about education, theyre about singling out individuals as exemplary and worthy, or rich and powerful. Were going to keep fucking up when we yank the occasional prominent individual out of the collective enterprise of science and put them on a pedestal, because that kind of reverence is antithetical to the whole idea of science. Instead of a monument to Watson and Crick, put one up honoring the discovery of the structure of DNAand sure, slap a plaque on it that explains why it matters (education!), and that lists the host of people, including Watson and Crick, who contributed to the determination.

Ask what the people you want to honor have done that deserves the honor, and...

14:03

Disturbing Alert Interrupts TV Broadcast In California "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

End of world prediction interrupts TV broadcasts in Orange County

ZeroHedge| Residents of Southern California were stunned yesterday morning when their avocado toast breakfast was suddenly interrupted by an ominous end-of-world prediction that took over their TVs, interrupting their normal programming for a full minute.  Among other things, the broadcast predicted that extremely violent times will come.

Realize this, that in the last day extremely violent times will come.

The term means hard.  Harsh. Hard to deal with.  Vicious. Dangerous. Menacing.

Not surprisingly, the triggered Californians flooded social media with clips of the warning and their personal horror stories which were summarized by The Orange County Register:

Erin Mireles of Diamond Bar was watching the Bravo channel on Spectrums cable system when her show was interrupted by the alert.

I was definitely startled, cause the volume increased exponentially, she said. I wasnt alarmed in the sense of thinking something was wrong, cause I assumed it was some sort of hack. My channel changed back to Bravo after a couple minutes.

Stacy Laflamme of Lake Forest said she was watching the HGTV channel via Cox Communications about 11:05 a.m. when suddenly an emergency alert flashed across her screen followed by a voice.

It almost sounded like Hitler talking, she said. It sounded like a radio broadcast coming through the television.

Of course, the Emergency Alert was made all the more alarming given...

14:02

What Is North Koreas Problem? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It seems like every other day we hear on the news about North Korea shooting another missle. Some fizzing out like a bottle rocket and others making their way to long distances, even over Japan. Is Kim Jong Un trying to compensate for something with these threats? It looks like a LOT of talk but no action so far. While NK rides on the coattails of communist China, they truly have nothing to fear as a nation. There COULD be forces to try to take down Kim Jon Un but the amount of risk is enough reason not to try to attack. We already know China will interfere in the case that some country attacks North Korea because they have already voiced that action. There is fear that we may have innocent Korean and Japanese citizens killed in the process. And of course our own Americans.

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  When it comes to this issue, the liberal progressives truly blow my mind. Please ask yourself; why do you put the blame on President Donald Trump if a war would ensue between us and North Korea when they have been threatening to attack us for decades? Its an understandable argument if Trump ordered our military to attack them FIRST but not the other way around. And in the case if they do attack,...

14:00

How Conservatives Learned to Love Free Lawyers for the Poor "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By reframing the issue around the evils of big government, Republicans are notching victories that have eluded more liberal legislatures.

13:55

If blueberries were pharmaceuticals, they would be hailed as the greatest miracle health breakthrough in the history of medicine "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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( Natural News) Blueberries are miraculous natural medicine. If they were prescription medications, they would be called a miracle health breakthrough and an unprecedented milestone in medical science. Yet you can get them without a prescription, without a visit to the doctor and without permission from your health insurance provider.

And unlike toxic prescription medications, blueberries are incredibly delicious. Just be sure to buy organic, since you dont want to poison your body with toxic pesticides used on non-organic blueberries. (Read Blueberries.news for more coverage of the health benefits of this amazing superfruit)

As I explain in the studio video below, blueberries provide astonishing health benefits that no drug can match. These benefits include:

  • Provides nutrients such as 36% of the daily recommended intake of Vitamin K, 25% of manganese and 24% of vitamin C
  • Theyre low in cholesterol, low in sodium and low in saturated fat
  • They reduce your risk of heart attacks by 32%
  • Theyre great for your brain; just 30 ml of juice has been found to improve cognitive function and prevent memory loss
  • Consuming just two servings per week was found to restore brain functionequivalent to being 2 1/2 years younger
  • They support friendly bacteria in your gut
  • Theyre also a great source of fiber, which improves digestive health

Watch my full news video for m...

13:50

The New World Order Is Linked with World Zionism and Western Central Banking Cartel "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Ayatollah Khamenei is both prophetic in tone, and impeccably accurate in content when he addresses Western youth with his hopes and fears. He wants them to understand that terrorism is the common enemy of all those who are decent people and men and women of good will.

13:37

U.S. B-1B Bombers Fly Just Off Coast Of North Korea: 4 Reasons Why This Time Its Different "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

B-1B Lancer prepares to take off from Andersen AFB, Guam, Sept. 23, 2017

ZeroHedge| Just before North Koreas foreign minister was due to address the United Nations, the Pentagon announced that U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by fighter jets flew in international airspace over waters east of North Korea on Saturday, in a show of force which demonstrated the range of military options available to President Donald Trump. The flight was the farthest north of the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea that any U.S. fighter jet or bomber has flown in the 21st century, the Pentagon added.

According to Reuters, the B-1B Lancer bombers came from Guam and the U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter escorts came from Okinawa, Japan. The Pentagon said the operation showed the seriousness with which it took North Koreas reckless behavior.

This mission is a demonstration of U.S. resolve and a clear message that the President has many military options to defeat any threat, said Pentagon spokeswoman Dana W...

13:36

The "Wright" Satya Pal & sinister media hacks "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Dr. Satya Pal Singh, India's junior HRD minister, has been lampooned for claiming that it was an Indian, and not Wright brothers, who flew the first plane ever. Shouldn't we pause and give his views a second look?

13:29

(Sunday Homily) Jesus' Surprising Position on Minimum Wage: $58.00 per Hour "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In this Sunday's Gospel reading, Jesus tells a comic story about wages in a workers' paradise: the Kingdom of God. There workers will make $58.00 an hour!

13:14

Putin Calls Zuckerberg a Liar-No Russian Ads On Facebook "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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As an overriding fact that should color the entire spectrum of this article, please consider the fact that Zuckerberg has stated that he wants to become the President. Although he is not old enough to hold office, now, he will be by the 2020 election.

In a previous podcast, I cited polling statistics which stated that Communist, Bernie Sanders was leading among Democrats most likely to vote and that Elizabeth never met a member of the Muslim Brotherhood that she did not like Warren was second in the polling. Zuckerberg was a dark-horse third place Democratic Presidential candidate .

Muellers Russian Investigation is Going Nowhere

The former FBI director, Robert Mueller, and Zuckerberg have something in common. They both need and want Donald Trump out of the way. Several political pollsters state that is the 2020 election was held today, Trump would win, no matter who the candidate would be.

The former FBI director and pseudo federal prosecutor is shooting nothing but blanks with regard to the Russian allegations against Trump. It is clear to me that Zuckerberg and and Mueller have joined forces and have invented allegations that show that the Russians have taken out ads on Facebook in favor of Trump.

RT reports:

Facebook co-founder and Chairman Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday that the company is actively working with the US government on its ongoing investigations into Russian interference.

The company also said that it will help government authorities complete the vitally important work of assessing what happened in the 2016 election.

We are looking into foreign actors, including additional Russian groups

...

13:05

They Didnt Migrate: How do deal with an invasive species "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The government of Chiayi county, Taiwan, is offering a (modest) reward for the capture of brown anoles, a species of lizard native to the Carribean.  The species is capable of destroying indigenous wildlife, and the snake population, while plentiful and dangerous, is not large enough to deal with the problem naturally. The anoles obviously got here because of human intervention (read: stupidity), but did they get here by plane or by cargo ship? I doubt they were smuggled in.(Ive unintentionally come within a few metres of cobras and pythons while riding bike trails near rives and streams in Taiwan.  Just last week a woman in Kaohsiung was bitten by a cobra in her kitchen.  Thankfully, she survived.)

Chiayi Offers Reward for Capturing Invasive Lizard Species

September 23, 2017

Chiayis Shuishang Township is offering a reward for residents that capture brown anoles, a lizard native to the Caribbean. The town will give NT$5 for each brown anole caught until November 10, UDN reported.

According to Chiayi County statistics, 168,000 brown anoles have been brought in for a reward. The government said that the campaign is to contain the lizard species from expanding and to maintain the local ecosystem. The brown anole not only eats insects, but can consume other local lizard species.

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Some residents joked that instead of turning the lizards in for a reward, they should invent dishes that include the reptiles.

The male brown anole can generally grow to about 20 cm in length, with female lizards reaching about 15 cm. The species has been known to spread rapidly once introduced to an ecosystem.

Im glad to see some people have a sense of humour about it: Make recipes from the lizards. It wouldnt be the first time people here eat things most westerners (i.e. me) turn their noses up to (picture courtesy of Michael Turtons Taiwan blog).  Ive been served frog fat soup at special events but couldnt make myself eat it.  And no, I dont go to snake...

13:02

The Killing of History "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Featured image: The lone survivor of an all-women anti-aircraft battery near Hanoi. Most were teenagers. (Photo: John Pilger 1975)

One of the most hyped events of American television, The Vietnam War, has started on the PBS network. The directors are

12:59

NYT Just Telegraphed Americas Next Military Action "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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The NYT just telegraphed Americas next military action. This country is getting invaded and getting invaded soon.

12:51

S. Florida Residents Must Remain on Grid and Pay Fine for Hurricane Damaged Homes "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Florida has been devastated. Some families will never recover. But in the face of extreme hardship, the Miami-Dade County government has topped even the most repressive third-world-governmental dictatorships. You will not believe what the local government is doing to the citizens of South Florida.

 

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12:50

Uncle Sam vs. Russia in Eastern Syria: the Nightmare Scenario "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The impending collapse of ISIS has touched off a race for territory in the oil-rich eastern part of Syria pitting US-backed forces against the Russian-led coalition of Syria, Iran and Hezbollah.  This is the nightmare scenario that everyone wanted to

12:50

From Baghdad to Istanbul: How Iraqi Kurds Could End Up Under De facto Turkish Rule "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

21st Century Wire says

After seven years of war in Syria, and three years of ISIS marauding through Iraq, one thing is for sure: Iraqi Kurdistan is not what it was five years ago when its geopolitical chaperone in Washington was still militarily occupying Iraq, and with oil pegged above $100 per barrel and its capital Erbil was a booming economic powerhouse. Back then, unimpeded progress was the order of the day. Not so today.

Politically and economically, Iraqi Kurdistan is fractured, which opens the door for a number of issues yet to unfold after this weeks historic move for independence.

As writer Adam Garrie points out in this piece below, the referendum is only the first step. Afterwards, some very serious problems are likely to follow.

Adam Garrie
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Turkeys President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has promised heavy sanctions against parts of northern Iraq, should Kurdish secessionists go through with their threat to hold a referendum for independence in two days time.

With leaders of the separatist movement declaring that they will proceed with the referendum in spite of the US, Russia, Turkey, Iran and Iraq all opposing such a move, Turkey is already working on the details of its contingency plan.

Historically, Turkeys relations with Iraqi Kurdish groups has been better than its relations with those in Syria, as the latter are openly aligned with the PKK, a Turkish based group classified by most countries as a terrorist organisation. In spite of this, Turkey is steadfastly opposed to Kurdish separatism in all areas, including in Iraq.

The Iraqi Kurds stand in defiance of the international community in holding their referendum which non-Kurds in the area are set to boycott. Turkeys National Security Council has held meetings in order to develop a response that based on the language used in the Turkish press and by Turkish officials, implies a stronger response than mere economic sanctions or even economic boycott.

One of Turkeys deputy Prime Ministers, Bekir Bozdag offered the following statement on the situation:

We have discussed all options in the e...

12:37

Sadly, North Koreas Pursuit of Nukes and ICBMs Makes Sense "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Here is a bit of North Korean realpolitik that nobody is talking about: Regrettably, Kim Jong-uns regime is absolutely right to develop nuclear weapons and a delivery system that reaches the United States.

Thats neither an endorsement of North Koreas policies nor of other countries arming themselves with nukes. Far from it. Its simply an acknowledgement that the only way a small country can protect itself from American aggression is by amassing enough firepower to force even the mighty US military to suffer heavy losses.

Hopefully, its not a model that other countries will follow. If President Donald Trump withdraws from the Iran nuclear agreement, however, there is a good chance that the Islamic Republic will be next.

After all, when its neighbor Iraq was attacked, Iran had a front row seat to what happens when a country ends up on a list of US targets, such as the axis of evil, and is unable to defend itself.

In order to understand why North Korea is defying the international community, circumventing sanctions, and developing a nuclear weapon and long-range intercontinental missiles, one has to look no further than to Saddam Husseins regime.

Leading up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, I was fairly sure that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The evidence presented by UN weapons inspector Hans Blix, whose team visited hundreds of sites in Iraq and had found nothing, was much more compelling than the circumstantial case for war the Bush administration was putting together.

Still, there was a tiny sliver of doubt. Maybe the regime of Saddam Hussein had successfully deceived the world and managed to put together a stockpile of chemical or biological weapons.

That evaporated when, after only one day of airstrikes on Baghdad, ground troops started advancing on the Iraqi capital at high speed and embedded journalists were covering the invasion live.

I thought to myself back then that it was highly unlikely that US war planners would send in American soldiers if there was even a remote chance that Saddam Hussein could launch a chemical or biological strike and harm a great number of them. And I absolutely knew that there was no way that military commanders would risk having a journalist killed.

It was the final bit of proof not only that there were no WMDs but also that the administration was dead certain Saddam Husseins military posed no significant threat to US forces.

North Korea is in a different league. Sure, its armed forces could not defeat the USs in a prolonged war, but such a conflict would leave so many Americans dead that no sane leader an important caveat would order such an attack.

And Kim Jong-uns regime could counter a campaign of airstrikes by launchi...

12:19

Blank Check to Kill with Impunity: Trump to Quietly Scrap Drone Restrictions "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

President Donald Trump is reportedly gearing up to roll back even the most limited restrictions on U.S. drone operations overseas, further opening the door for the expansion of airstrikes and commando raids into nations like the Philippines and Nigeria and

11:34

US to Plunder Afghanistans Mineral Riches "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Endless US aggression in Afghanistan has nothing to do with combating terrorism (America supports it), everything to do with controlling the country, using it

11:00

Doom and Gloom (Sunday Sermonette) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The World Should Have Ended

Religious scholars predicted the end of the world yesterday. Since you're reading this blog, they were wrong. However, 'your' world can end at ANY TIME. Repent now. (how's that for a sermonette?) 

Even under the Sword of Damocles it's difficult to get through life

Hep A

There are two epidemics of hepatitis A in Southern California that I'm aware of. One exists in the hobo jungle on the borders of the Cities of Orange and Anaheim, near Angel Stadium. This is a place where the city fathers handed out tents to vagrants and suggested that they set up a permanent homestead with the whole sanctuary city thing in mind. Over a thousand people live there. The reports vary, but somewhere close to 50 people have come down with the illness. 

The second epidemic is in San Diego (Sandy Eggo) and it's much worse. San Diego has declared itself a sanctuary city and is building massive tent structures in the parks to house and feed thousands of vagrants at taxpayer expense. The low-lifes crap everywhere despite the presence of portable toilets and that's led to hundreds of cases of Hep A according to the public health people. San Diego declared a health emergency last week.

Both Anaheim and San Diego have begun hosing down the area with bleach and other chemicals designed to kill the Hep A that resides on the ground  (where vagrants sleep) as a result of careless scat deposits. Progressive? You bet!!

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10:42

The Crazy Imbalance of Russia-gate "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The core absurdity of the Russia-gate frenzy is its complete lack of proportionality. Indeed, the hysteria is reminiscent of Sen. Joe McCarthy warning that one communist in the faculty of one university is one communist too many or Donald Trump

08:04

Operation Depopulation: Hundreds of Homeless Go Missing In Utah After A Police Operation "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Rio Grande Street, the epicenter of homelessness in Salt Lake City. Photograph: Chad Kirkland for the Guardian

The streets around Salt Lake Citys downtown emergency shelter have long been home to hundreds of homeless people.

In recent weeks, though, nearly all seem to have vanished following a police operation. Local residents are mystified as to where theyve gone.

The Salt Lake City police chief, Mike Brown, said he had visited parks and the Jordan river, which threads its way to the Great Salt Lake and has homeless camps dotted along its banks, but he hadnt seen an influx from downtown. Sgt Brandon Shearer has been up in a police helicopter looking for camps and seemed equally perplexed when asked where the people had gone. I dont know, he said. Thats a good question.

Advocates, for their part, fear a humanitarian crisis is brewing.

The unfolding drama is all the more remarkable considering that several years ago, national media reports published claims by Utah that it had won the war on homelessness there, at least when it came to housing those who had been outside the longest. Jon Stewart ran a laudatory piece titled The homeless homed. But the picture wasnt quite that simple.

While the countrys most prominent homeless crises are in coastal cities New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles the mountain-ringed capital of the Mormon church has also long struggled to house or, in the view of some, has politely ignored its homeless population.

The Republican legislature in Utah is fond of the philosophy of pulling yourself up by your bootstraps, and struggling not-for-profit groups pick up the slack when it comes to homelessness funding.

Rather than ending homelessness, the city in fact housed a subset of its homeless residents, an important step but only an intermediary one in its alleviation efforts. Since then, as rents have risen and the minimum wage has remai...

07:47

Mexico: Political Statement from the Autonomous Brigades After the Earthquakes "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Mexico: Political Statement from the Autonomous Brigades After the Earthquakes appeared first on It's Going Down.

To the people of Mexico

To the Indigenous Governing Council

To the National Indigenous Congress

To the Zapatista Army of National Liberation

To the National and International Sixth

We are individual and collective adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandn Jungle, EZLN and CNI sympathizers and people from below and to the left in solidarity with the suffering of our brothers and sisters, victims of the recent earthquakes and the predatory system that is only death.

As in 1985, those who claim to govern remain totally surpassed by reality. Today their wonderland cant be seen, not even by them. Meanwhile, we are the ones from below who suffered the consequences of these natural and socio-environmental disasters. Like 32 years ago, today the Mexican people are the ones going into the streets and towns to help, to give what little they have to help the other, the one who suffers, the stranger, the brother. Some who have much contribute much. Among those who have little, they contribute what they can, sometimes everything that is in their hands. Those who have nothing give their heart and offer to serve were needed. They are the ones who fill the streets and coordinate to gather aid and distribute it. Small business owners support by giving food and drink to those who give their time and effort. True hope emerges from these smiles and glances of solidarity.

07:10

The Biggest Deadline For Our Campaign So Far Is In 7 Days, And I Am Praying For A $25,000 Miracle "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I really need your help. As most of you already know, I am running for Congress in Idahos first congressional district, and because there is no incumbent the race is totally wide open. I announced that I was running on July 4th, and so September 30th is my very first FEC quarterly reporting deadline. All over the country, prominent Republican donors and key conservative organizations will be judging the strength of my campaign based on how much money I raise this quarter. If I dont raise enough, I risk losing national support that I otherwise could have received. And even though hundreds of people have been donating from all over the country, we are lagging behind where we need to be, and so I am praying for a $25,000 miracle over the next seven days. If you would like to help this miracle become a reality, you can contribute at this link

https://www.michaelsnyderforcongress.com/contribute.html

Over the next week, I will be meeting with some of the most influential conservatives in the entire state of Idaho. I will post new articles when I can, but because my schedule is going to be absolutely packed this week it will be tough to get something new posted every day.

As I travel around the state and meet with top conservatives, there are certain points that virtually everyone agrees upon

-I am the most conservative candidate in this race by a wide margin.

-I have the best message of any of the candidates, and it isnt even close.

-My team is extremely effective at getting my message to the voters.

-If we can get that message out to every voter in this district the way that we need to, we will win this election.

-The major thing that could keep us from winning the election is a lack of resources.

Because we have the best message, we dont have to raise more money than the other guys.

But we do have to be at least on the same playing field, and you can help us do that by donating here

https://www.michaelsnyderforcongress.com/contribute.html

We have been bringing...

07:01

Ban Lifted on Berkeley Police Use of Pepper Spray "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The NLG-SF writes: Rather than using these critical times as an opportunity to have a larger conversation with Berkeley's people of color, LGBTQIA, Jews, Muslims and other communities who are being targeted by white nationalists/neo-Nazis/white supremacists - the City has instead utilized this as an opportunity to target peaceful protests and repress resistance. The APTP further explains who will face the brunt of this new police weapon: According to the resolution, police are not allowed to use it on crowds but they can target individuals in crowds whom they deem "violent." If both recent and past history teaches us anything - it is that those of us who pose the most risk to the State and its agenda that get categorized as violent.

06:04

Want to live to 100? Eat right, exercise, be social (in real life), stay positive, and have plenty of sex "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Natural News| Nowadays, centenarians who before have lived only once in a blue moon are becoming the fastest-growing group of the population. What is their secret to a long life?

The power of positive thinking.

I dont sit back and moan. People in their 70s and 80s, they sicken me, many of them. Theyve given up and its such a pity, 103-year-old Londonder Ella Scotchmer said.

Positive thinking is also a prime factor in the lives of centenarians in the United States. In a recent survey of American centenarians, over 60 percent of them said they have always practiced positivity in their lives, while more than half of the survey respondents said they found it easier to feel positive as they got older.

Also, half of the survey respondents said they wouldnt have lived their lives differently given a chance to do them all over again compared with 29 percent of interviewees between the ages of 60 and 65 who would do so. Almost three-quarters of the respondents also said it was important to look forward to each day.

Some people also believe that orgasms can pave the path towards a long life. For instance, Italian Guilio Paggi believes that having lots of sex helped him reach the ripe old age of 101.

His beliefs are supported by a Caerphilly Cohort study that was conducted between the years 1979 and 1983. During those years, over 900 men aged 45 to 49 were monitored consistently and regularly asked about the number of orgasms that they had been having. Fourteen years later, the researchers contacted the men again and found out that those who had the fewest orgasms were twice as likely to die earlier than those who were having orgasms at least twice each week.

Would you believe that the hand that you prominently use may have a hand, pardon the pun, in your own longevity?

One study showed that left-handers have a less chance of reaching 100 years of age than right-handers. Californian researchers, in an analysis of the records of 987 people, found out that right-handers survive up to at least 75 years of age, while left-handers do not usually get past the age of 66, and none of the responders had reached the age of 80.

Scientists said the occurrence resulted from the stres...

05:12

The US Federal Reserve 4.5 Trillion Sell-Off. Central Bankers at the End of Their Ropes "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This past week the US central bank, the Federal Reserve, announced it would begin selling off its $4.5 trillion debt that it accumulated since 2008 by buying up investors toxic mortgage and T-bonds at above market rates.

The Fed has

05:12

LeBron James, Kobe Bryant Blast Trump After Curry-White House Tweet "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

[F/N] Lebron James defended fellow basketball pro Stephen Curry on Saturday after President Trump rescinded his White House invitation for the Golden State Warriors player.

U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he aint going! So therefore aint no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up! James tweeted.

The Cleveland Cavaliers message came just hours after Trump said Curry was no longer invited to visit the White House to celebrate the teams NBA Finals win.

Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team, the president wrote early Saturday morning. Stephen Curry is hesitating. Therefore invitation is withdrawn!

Its unclear if Trump meant just Curry or the entire team. The Golden State Warrior star, who visited the White House during the Obama presidency, said on Friday that doesnt want to go to Washington but that the team would decide collectively.

He also suggested that not attending would be part of the resist-Trump movement brewing among athletes, saying it would be an opportunity to send a statement that hopefully encourages unity, encourages us to appreciate what it means to be American, and stand for something.

Curry himself has not commented on Trumps tweet, but other athletes and celebrities have called out the president.

Retired Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant slammed the president saying: A #POTUS whos name alone creates division and anger. Whos words inspire dissension and hatred cant possibly Make America Great Again

A #POTUS whos name alone creates division and anger. Whos words inspire dissension and hatred cant possibly Make America Great Again Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) September 23, 2017

Lesean McCoy, a running back for the Buffalo Bills, tweeted: Its really sad man our president is a a-hole.

05:04

Donald Trump Jr. Just Gave Up His Secret Service Protection, And People Have Questions "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

[Distractify] Donald Trump Jr. no longer wants Secret Service protection, sources confirmed on Monday. What hasnt been confirmed is why.

The Secret Service would not confirm or deny the request by Trump Jr. A spokesperson merely said:

To ensure the safety and security of our protectors and their families we will not confirm who is currently receiving Secret Service protection. Jonathan Wackrow, a former member of President Barack Obamas detail, expressed his concern at the decision:

In todays global risk environment, waiving this detail poses great danger to him and to his family. What he is becoming potentially is a target of opportunity. People who want to lash out at the president are going to seek that path of least resistance. This decision is negligent.

So, then, why did Don Jr. opt out of Secret Service protection? Some pointed to the fact that both he and Kellyanne Conway announced theyd give up USSS protection on the same day.

The same day it was revealed that Paul Manafort had been wiretapped no less:\

While secret service protection for adult children of a president is automatically provided, they are legally allowed to turn down that protection, as Ron Reagan did during his fathers second term.

04:59

Navy Man Hurries To Greet Wife, But Sees Pregnant Belly And Realizes She Lied During Deployment "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

[L/T] Chris Daugherty, a US Navy man, was recently deployed to the western Pacific. The following week, his wife Natasha discovered she was pregnant with their fourth child.

At first, Natasha told Chris to call her so she could deliver the news during his deployment. But then she changed the plan, and came up with the sneakiest idea possible.

Natasha decided to keep the pregnancy a secret until Chris returned from deployment six months later.

It was no easy feat, but Natasha made sure to cover her tracks. Shed hide her growing baby bump in Facebook photos. And she kept quiet about the pregnancy whenever she Skyped with Chris.

Then, in June 2017, Chris returned home to California. In the video below, Chris rushes to greet their three kids before Natasha drops her giant sign to reveal shes 7 and a half months pregnant!

You do not want to miss his stunned reaction:

04:54

Horrifying Photos That Reveal How Bad Hurricane Irma Truly Is "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

[TDB] Hurricane Irma is already larger, stronger, and potentially more fatal than Harvey and its not over yet.

Irma has sent the Caribbean and several southern States into crisis mode after reportedly destroying 95 percent of Saint-Martin, Barbuda, and the British Virgin Islands. Millions of people have been left stranded and homeless with no access to water, electricity or phone service, and at least 10 are dead.

Scroll down to see chilling photos of the damage caused by the harrowing storm so far.

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04:47

North Korea Official To UN: Trump Is On A Suicide Mission "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

[CNN] The ongoing war of words between the United States and North Korea saw several new fiery salvos Saturday, a day on which the US military, in a show of force, flew bombers in international airspace over waters east of North Korea.

The heated remarks also came on a day in which mysterious seismic activity in North Korea refueled concerns over the rogue nations nuclear ambitions.

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, speaking before the United Nations, angrily responded to US President Donald Trumps UN remarks in which he referred to Kim Jong Un as Rocket Man.

Meanwhile, analysts said that seismic activity detected near the site of North Koreas Punggye-ri nuclear site might be aftershocks from a nuclear test earlier this month. Seismic activity is often the first indicator of a nuclear test, but the magnitudes Saturday were much smaller than anything declared as a nuclear test in previous years.

North Korea addresses the UN:

At the UN, Ri said that Trump had made a missile attack on the US mainland more inevitable by insulting the dignity of North Korea.
None other than Trump himself is on a suicide mission, Ri said in a speech at the UN General Assembly. In case innocent lives of the US are harmed because of this suicide attack, Trump will be held totally responsible.

The ongoing war of words between the United States and North Korea saw several new fiery salvos Saturday, a day on which the US military, in a show of force, flew bombers in international airspace over waters east of North Korea.

The heated remarks also came on a day in which mysterious seismic activity in North Korea refueled concerns over the rogue nations nuclear ambitions.

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, speaking before the United Nations, angrily responded to US President Donald Trumps UN remarks in which he referred to Kim Jong Un as Rocket Man.

Meanwhile, analysts said that seismic activity detected near the site of North Koreas Punggye-ri nuclear site might be aftershocks from a nuclear test earlier this month. Seismic activity is often the first indicator of a nuclear test, but the magnitudes Saturda...

04:17

Video Shows Timothy Davis Being Carried Into Jail, Unconscious, In His Underwear After Cops Viciously Beat And Stripped Him. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Columbus, Ohio cops have held true to their tradition of brutality and unethical tactics in the case of Timothy Davis.

Daviss mother believes video released by the Franklin County Sheriffs Office Tuesday proves her son was so badly beaten by Columbus Police that he was unconscious and couldnt even walk.

Davis case gained national attention after cell phone video showed him being stripped and viciously attacked by a gang of cops on September 1st:

The jail video, provided by NBC4i,  shows Davis being carried into the Franklin County Jail by law-enforcement by his hands and feet. In the video, Davis has been stripped of his clothes with only his boxers partially on.

Davis mother, Valerie Johnson, was clearly upset after seeing the video which shows police treating her son like an animal.

I wouldnt even, thats like an animal, this is like an animal. This is not like my son. This is not a human being, said Johnson.

He was so badly beaten that my child couldnt even walk. Look at this video. My son naked, my son carried in face down. My son was unconscious. My son told me when he woke up he was laying in there naked in the cell, said Johnson.

The Franklin County Sheriffs office told NBC4 it was working to get answers about why Davis was carried into the jail to be booked. Columbus Police did not respond to NBC4is inquiry about the new video.

The Franklin County Sheriffs Office alleges Davis was never denied medical care. He spent three days in the hospital after the brutal beating by police, and has been seen multiple times by jail medical staff since he was booked on September 1st.
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04:11

Newsletter: Is Health Care A Commodity Or Right? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. With just a week left before Congress' budget reconciliation process ends, the Senate is once again peddling a poorly-thought out plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). And once again, people are rising up in opposition to the plan, making it unpopular and unlikely to pass. At the same time, support for a National Improved Medicare for All single payer healthcare system is increasing and there are bills in both the House and Senate with record numbers of co-sponsors. Will the United States finally join the long list of countries that provide healthcare to everyone? Overall, it is a time to be optimistic.

03:58

President Trumps special message to Hawaii residents regarding a nuclear attack: Revealed "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It appears there may be more to Kim Jong-uns threats than meets the eye

(INTELLIHUB) The Hawaii State Department of Defense and Hawaii Emergency Management Agency released a special message from President Donald Trump titled Nuclear Emergency Preparedness which was put out for the period of September 2017.

The rather ominous paper says that Kim Jong-uns threats of firing weapons into the Pacific are real and that people should plan to better their chances of survival if an attack were to occur.

Page 2 of the paper has the words nuclear detonation on it and instructs people to get inside, stay inside and stay tuned.

Hat Tip: @Tabertronic on Twitter

Featured Image: Christopher Chappelear/Flickr
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03:52

Declare Martial Law and start killing these Asshats!!!: Police Officers Facebook Post Under Investigation "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Mercer Universitys police chief is reportedly investigating calls for murder allegedly made on Facebook by one of its own police officers.

The Facebook page has Mercer University Atlanta Officer Mark Teems image as the profile picture, reported 11Alive.

The account that bears his image and name commented on a local news story shared to the stations Facebook page regarding the recent protest at Georgia Tech after an officer fatally shot Scout Schultz, a student at the university.

Screen captures of the posts provided by 11Alive show that the users comment on the news feed said, Im sick of the BS.  Declare Martial Law and start killing these Asshats!!!

He also shared a video, posted by Coalition For Trump Superstore, showing a different group of protesters being blasted by a water cannon with a comment, this should be standard for EVERY large cities Police Dept!!!

The Pro-Trump sites video suggests using the water cannon on those who are opposed to fascism.

 

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03:16

Florida KKK Prison Guards Sentenced For Plotting To Murder Black Inmate "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Two former Florida prison guards who were also members of the Ku Klux Klan were sentenced for plotting to murder a black inmate after his release.

David Elliot Moran, 49, and Charles Thomas Newcomb, 45, have both been sentenced to 12 years in prison after being found guilty of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, Attorney General Pam Bondis office said Friday, according to WCTV.

A third guard and also a KKK member, Thomas Jordan Driver, 27, was bitten during a fight with the inmate. The guards believed the inmate was infected with HIV and hepatitis, so naturally they decided to start the plot to murder him upon his release.

Driver pleaded guilty to the same charge in March and was sentenced to only 4 years in prison.

All 3 men were arrested in 2015 after an investigation revealed they tried to get an FBI informant to murder the inmate.

WCTV noted that Moran and the informant discussed how they would kill the victim. Newcomb allegedly showed the men syringes filled with insulin and a 9 mm handgun with ammunition that he said he had wiped clean of fingerprints.

Newcomb pointed out that if they could grab (the victim) and take him to the river he would need to bring a fishing pole to make it look like (the victim) was at the river fishing, reads the indictment.

Newcomb repeatedly used racial slurs to refer to his target during the conversation with the informant.

Florida is a safer state with these Klansmen behind bars, Attorney General Bondi said in a news release. Hate groups have no place in a civilized society and when members of these organizations plot violence and murderwe will be there to ensure justice is served and our citizens are protected.

(Article By Jeremiah Jones)

02:53

Madonnas new album launched a week ago and we all missed it "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Pop music icon Madonnas new tour album appears to be a flop

(INTELLIHUB) Pop music icon and 80s sex symbol Madonnas new tour album Rebel Heart hit store shelves last week and has since sold less than 4000 copies, reports say.

The new tour album companions the original Rebel Heart album but was released on the Eagle Rock label rather than Interscope, which may have been a mistake because Eagle Rock mostly dabbles in video.

The original album produced by the Interscope label reportedly sold around 238,000 copies.

Sources: 

Pop Fizz: Madonna Released a Live Album This Week and Only 3,848 People Bought It  Showbiz411.com

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02:50

Death By Social Media "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

We have traded our independent thought and life experience for the promotion of the social media lie. We must wake up to this!

02:43

Blue Lives Matter Pro-Cop Protest Fails At Pi Pizzeria "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

About 5 pro-police protesters (and a dog who was neutral) showed up at Pi Pizzerias Kirkwood location Friday night in a failed attempt at intimidation of owner Chris Sommers over his recent criticism of St. Louis police departments brutal tactics.

However, the business was packed and has been very busy since Blue Lives Matter started their harassment campaign.

The action was planned by a Facebook group called Boycott Pi Pizza St Louis, which criticized Sommers for his criticism of police aggression after they shot pepper balls at him and threw tear gas at him while he was walking from his business to his car during the protests over the not guilty verdict of an officer that murdered an unarmed black man.

Riverfront Times reported the pro-police group Blue Lives Matter published a blog post about Sommers after he tweeted that the police officers who were chanting Whose streets? Our streets were dimwits.

Lets get the word out that if you bash the police, you wont be getting our business, the article read.

That post, including by the union representing St. Louis County police officers, led to all four Pi Pizzeria locations being inundated with nasty phone calls, fake orders, and phony one-star reviews, Sommers says. Online commenters and pro-police activists called for a boycott, and planned a protest at the only Pi restaurant not actually located within St. Louis city limits.

Please let Chris Sommers, the very arrogant owner of Pi Squared Restaurant, know that you SUPPORT our law enforcment by going to his restaurant Friday night with PRO Police signs and let his customers know where he stands on law enforcement, the events description reads. Pro-police protesters were...

02:37

Israeli Forces Struck Damascus International Airport. Syrian Air Defense Downed Israeli Drone Reports "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Early on Friday, the Israeli Air Force struck a target in the Damascus International Airport, according to pro-opposition sources and the Israeli media.

There are no details about the damage caused by airstrikes. Pro-Israeli sources claim that the Israeli Air

02:37

The Kurds: Historical Revisionism and the Real Reasons They Have Remained Stateless "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Kurds are the largest group of nomadic people in the world that have remained stateless since the beginning of time. This fact has allowed Western powers to use the stateless plight of the Kurdish people as a tool to

02:34

Canadas Disgrace: Ottawa Supports Illegal Coalition Tasked with Destroying Syria and its People "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Canadian government and its agencies have disgraced themselves on many levels by supporting the illegal Coalition tasked with destroying Syria and its peoples.

International law is broken so Canadian politicians will unlikely be judged at The Hague, as they

02:32

Putin Orders End to Trade in US Dollars at Russian Seaports "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Featured image: Novorossiysk commercial sea port (Source: Vladimir Astapkovich / Sputnik)

Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed the government to approve legislation making the ruble the main currency of exchange at all Russian seaports by next year, according to the

02:30

Unknown Oil and Gas Deal Just Changed the Global Energy Balance. Russias Rosneft Buys Indias Essor Oil "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

One of the biggest energy stories this year has been Russias Rosneft buying Indias Essar Oil giving the Russian company a firm grip on one of the worlds biggest emerging oil and gas markets

And this past week,

02:29

Jim W. Dean Vimeo Weekend "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jim W. Dean - Welcome back to weekend movies, even with the new name that makes it easier to find them. I have not done these in some time, as there has been no time.

02:28

The Deadly Rocket Scare Redux: North Koreas Role in the Arms Game "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

North Korea is once again the big, bad, bogey man of Asia, a convenient villain Washington will use to fuel a spanking new arms race. If all-out war does not follow Donald Trumps insane policies aimed at Pyongyang, something

02:28

DHS Infrastructure Assessment: Electric Vehicle Charging Stations "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Electric vehicle (EV) usage continues to increase in the United States, along with its supporting infrastructure. As EVs increase in market share, issues like charging speed and battery capacity will drive future development of EV charging technology. As EV demand increases, manufacturers will continue to develop, build, and deploy additional Internet-connected charging stations and new connected technologies to satisfy demand. These Internet connected technologies include enhanced EV supply equipment (EVSE)-to-EV digital communications (advanced control of the charging process), as well as increasingly networked automobiles and charging systems (expanded communications and control for EVs). This research provides a baseline understanding of EV charging technology, as well as what new technology is on the horizon. Analysts should consider the cyber and physical aspects of this technology as it becomes more prevalent.

Areas of concern within the EV and EV charging industry include the increased demand for electricity on residential and commercial electrical grids and potential increases in cyber related vulnerabilities to the EV the EVSE or the billing components related to charging. These concerns may increase as EVs become more widely used, but as of 2017, there are limited to no examples of these being widespread or significant problems.

02:27

Kim Jong-un Responds to Trump "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

An AP report described as a rare if not unprecedented move, a purported statement [1] by Kim Jong-un, the chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic Republic of Korea, in response to United States president Donald Trumps

02:13

Contaminated Flint, MI Water Caused Horrifyingly Large Effect On Fetal Deaths and Caused Fewer Pregnancies "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Women who were exposed to the toxic water in Flint, Michigan suffered from fertility issues that led to fewer pregnancies as well as a higher number of fetal deaths, according to a new study.

Fertility rates dropped by 12% among women in Flint, while fetal death rates rose by a staggering 58 % after April 2014, research conducted by assistant professors and health economists David Slusky (Kansas University) and Daniel Grossman (West Virginia University) found, reported Detroit Free Press.

In the study, Flints birth and fetal death data were compared with that of 15 other larger Michigan cities, including Detroit. After April 2014, Flints numbers fell off a cliff, and the rest of the cities stayed pretty much constant, Slusky noted.

We werent particularly surprised by this, but we didnt expect it be as clean and clear as it was, he added.

Note: The vertical red line is at April 2013, the last conception date for which no affected birth rates are included in the moving average

The researcherswhose work appears in a paper distributed as part of the Kansas University Economics Departments Working Papers Series in Theoretical and Applied Economicsexamined vital statistics data for Flint and the entirety of Michigan from 2008 to 2015 in order to source their data.

April 2014 is when...

02:00

Moving Data to/from the Cloud "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Warning: Sexual practices, bodily fluids

Theres an old USENET dictum: never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of magnetic tapes. (corollary: yeah, but the latencys killer)

What do you do when you need to move a whole lot of data into the cloud? Lets say a petabyte? (a million gigabytes) Assuming you can get 50% saturation out of a gigabit link thats about 500 years transfer-time. And, if youre like me and you live in Verizons metered LTE cloud, where every gigabyte over 30gb costs $15, itd cost a bit less than $1 million. This is a real question, though, for organizations that are moving video archives (think: all the cop-camera footage in a major city) (heh, Im kidding, major cities dont keep that stuff!) or libraries, or genomic databases; what do they do?

Amazon has an answer! Its a truckload of tapes! Things start small with the Snowball appliance an armored box for data. Its pretty cool: you set it up on your network, copy your data to it, you ship it to amazon and they offload it into S3, and your data is in the cloud!

In the Snowball appliance, the truck is FEDex or UPS, or maybe your system administrator has to drive it somewhere in the back of their car. I have scary memories of when I was a young pup at Digital and our RA-81s moved from one facility to another in the back of my little Honda CRX. Nowadays most people dont even understand I put a VAX 11/750 rack in the back of a Honda CRX and recognize that for the herculean feat it was. I also dropped a VR/219 monitor down a flight of stairs in the process; it survived.

If the armored box of hard drives doesnt work for you, theres the Snowmobile:

Amazon snowmobile 40,000lbs of lock in

The Snowmobile is what youd use if you had an Exabyte of data: its a small convoy of semitrailers full of hard drives. I wonder whether the NSA had an armed midnight run from Ft Meade, MD to the new data center in Utah, or were they just cross-syncing the data all along? Theres a cool plot in there for a cyberpunk adventure: someone thinks theyre about to knock over a truck full of iPhones but accidentally they get a petabyte of CIA data; hilarity and body-count ensue.

But, none of that was what...

01:54

Netanyahu and Trump Conspire to Ditch Deal with Iran "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In a dangerously inflammatory speech to the UN General Assembly, this week, a warmongering Israeli Prime Minister, (currently under investigation for fraud, bribery and corruption by his own Justice Department), incited violence by calling for insurrection by the Iranian people

01:53

Unites Nations and the Monster in the Room "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

There are no words, other than Monster, not even human monster, that can describe Trumps appearance before the UN General Assembly last Tuesday, 19 September.

Its of no use to go through details of the insults he yelled at the

01:51

Trump Alone Threatened War in His UN Address "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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The UN is a venue for promoting world peace and stability. Trump used his General Assembly address for hostile chest-thumping, threatening North Korea, Iran,

01:48

Guess that makes me a proud b*tch!: Colin Kaepernicks Mom Responds to Trumps Insults "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Teresa Kaepernick, mother of Colin Kaepernick, responded to President Trumps comments Friday night when he said that NFL owners should get that son-of-a-b*tch off the field when players protest by taking a knee during the national anthem.

Ms. Kaepernick, who is white and is Colin Kaepernicks adopted mother had the beautiful reply, Guess Im a proud b*tch,

 


Deadspin.coms Lindsey Adler spoke with Teresa Kaepernick to ask her how it feels to have the president of the United States trashing her son and his right to protest over and over again.

Ms. Kaepernick expressed her disappointment with Trump for attacking Americans right to free speech.

Its disappointing that Trump is the president and talks the way he talks, though, she said. Its just incredibly disappointing. Rick and I had never been real political people, but prior to when all of the campaigning was going on, I mean, it didnt take more than a minute to realize we didnt want Donald Trump in the presidency.

The guy is not all there, she went on, and I cant tell you how shocked we were when he won, but we have been pretty vocal about it since long before Colin took a knee. So, we have some pretty strong feelings about that part of things. To see this man that you have no respect for, basically because of all that hes done in this presidency so far, slandering my kid publicly.

(Article By Jeremiah Jones)

01:43

Undercutting the Nation State? Chicago Group Suggests Global Cities Should Run World Affairs "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Mark Anderson
TRUTH HOUND

CHICAGO, Ill. The Disruptive Forces Changing Cities, program, conducted by the Chicago Council of Global Affairs Sept. 15, was a textbook case of an elite organization pursuing a tightly planned, dictatorial societywhile sounding like its seeking a democratic, promising vision of fairness and prosperity for all.

Its all being spearheaded in accordance with the growing global cities movement that gradually challenges the authority of the very nation-states that the worlds primary cities inhabit.

This approach, according to several CCGA-aligned think tanks, journalists and others supporting the Global Parliament of Mayors and similar groupings, amounts to a direct challenge to national authority, in order to usurp some of the key powers delegated to national governments by their charters and constitutions.

Since this movement chisels away at the constitutional foundations of nations, it risks undermining them in a way that would redraw the lines of governance, in a manner thats highly unpredictable, and potentially radical and unlawful. The policy areas over which cities want to assume much more influence (and, ultimately, exert control) include battling climate change, regulating immigration in order to increase it while providing sanctuary cities, along with sparking job growth and several other thingseven including the seemingly improbable realm of foreign policy, where youd think mayors would not tread.

The CCGAs latest program Sept. 15, held on-the-record at the organizations conference center in the Prudential Building on Randolph Street, was a continuation of many of the themes covered in early June 2016 and June 2017 at the CCGAs annual all-day Forum on Global Cities. The keynote speaker Sept. 15 was Amy Liu, whos Vice President and Director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at Washington D.C.s Brookings Institution.

Shes considered a national expert on cities and metropolitan areas adept at translating research and insights into action on the ground. As director of Brookings Metro, which Liu co-founded in 1996, she pioneered the programs signature approach to policy and practice, which uses rigorous research to inform strategies for economic growth and opportunity, a CCGA representative said while introducing Liu in Chicago.

Prior to her Brookings work, Liu was Special Assistant to [U.S. Housing an...

01:21

[WATCH] Buffalo Officer Suspended For Second Time After Violating Social Media Policy "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Richard Hy, a Buffalo police officer, has been suspended again for posting outrageous videos on social media. Hy was suspended in February 2016 for posting on a Vine, a video-sharing

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01:20

Everyone gets to stay home tomorrow! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Good news! The world isnt ending today. The absence of an onrushing Niburu has compelled the original false prophet to retract his claim. Go ahead and throw a party tonight, for good or ill. (For some strange reason, my wife has decided to go on a Christmas movie binge. Im sitting here praying for Niburu to show up after all.)

Then, remember, tomorrow was supposed to be the start of Freedom Week, that nonsensical few days that Milo Yiannopoulos was supposed to bring all of his asshole friends to Berkeley to test the limits of free speech with advocacy of Nazi policies. There were portents and omens of raging incompetence ahead of time, and now they have been fulfilled the event has been formally cancelled.

In a Saturday letter to the school, an attorney for Berkeley Patriot, Marguerite Melo, wrote, On their behalf, you are hereby notified the Berkeley Patriot is canceling all Free Speech Week activities it sponsored. The letter accused administrators of putting up roadblocks and said the group was contemplating initiating litigation against the responsible parties and the administration for violation of our clients civil rights.

Yeah. Its the administrations fault because the students (and Milo) failed to get speakers signed up and to pay for the auditoriums they wanted to reserve. Except that also it was clear that this was just the alt-light wackaloons trolling the university.

But in a separate email chain obtained by this news organization, Lucian Wintrich, one of the supposed speakers, told Mogulof the event had been a set-up from the start. It was known that they didnt intend to actually go through with it last week, and completely decided on Wednesday, Wintrich wrote in an email around 10 a.m. Saturday morning.

Wait, whoah, hold on a second, wrote a clearly surprised Mogulof. What, exactly, are you saying? What were you told by MILO Inc? Was it a set-up from the get-go? Yes, came Wintrichs one-word response. Wintrich did not immediately respond to a voicemail seeking comment.

So it was officially cancelled, but everyone behind it had known it couldnt possibly happen, andsome of them are still claiming it will happen, without any institutional backing or security or venue.

But representatives for Yiannopoulos insisted the event would move forward without the s...

01:14

The Motive Behind Global-Warming Denial "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

With the crises of global warming upon us, as evidenced by our best science, we can't afford the Neanderthal thinking of climate-warming deniers to guide our policies.

01:05

Are Algorithms Becoming a Substitute for Wisdom? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Reflections on BBC article by David Lee stating: If Facebook's algorithms were executives, the public would be demanding their heads on a stick...

00:50

The Middle Class Is Being Destroyed: Only 25 Percent Of All Americans Have $10,000 Or More In Savings "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

We just got more evidence that the middle class is being systematically eviscerated. 

According to a GOBankingRates survey that was just released, more than half the country has less than $1,000 in savings.  So in the event of a major economic disaster of some kind, over 50 percent of the nation is going to be completely out of cash almost immediately.

For years I have been writing about the steady decline of the middle class in the United States, but I still get astounded by numbers such as these.  According to this new survey, only 25 percent of all Americans have $10,000 or more in savings at this point

$0 saved: 39 percent
Less than $1,000 saved: 18 percent
$1,000 to $4,999 saved: 12 percent
$5,000 to $9,999 saved: 6 percent
$10,000 or more saved: 25 percent

Other surveys have come up with similar results.  One discovered that about two-thirds of the country is living paycheck to paycheck, and another which was conducted by the Federal Reserve found that 44 percent of all U.S. adults do not even have enough money to cover an unexpected $400 expense.

Most of us have grown accustomed to barely scraping by from month to month.  But that is not what being middle class is supposed to be about.  If you are in the middle class you should be making more than you are spending and building long-term wealth.

But just like our federal government, most of us are spending money like there is no tomorrow.  If we dont have quite enough mo...

00:43

Alabama Pastor Raped 9-Year-Old Girl On Fathers Grave "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Source: Patheos

My pastor was my rapist. An Alabama pastor is accused of raping, torturing, and sexually abusing multiple children, including the rape of a 9-year-old girl on her fathers grave.

AL.com reports Mack Charles Andrews, a pastor at the conservative United Pentecostal Church, is accused of sexually torturing, abusing, and raping multiple underage victims.

One of Andrews victims spoke about the abuse using the pseudonym Jane to conceal her identity. Jane reports Andrews allegedly started grooming her for sexual abuse when she was only 7.

Jane says she lost her virginity to her pastor on her fathers grave when she was just 9 years old, and explains how Andrews used religious superstition to terrorized her:

He told me if I didnt say anything, he would come back and put flowers on the grave. If I did, he said demons would come and get me from my bed.

AL.com reports Jane was subjected to sexual torture prior to the rape, noting Andrews allegedly violated her with drumsticks, pens, letter openers, a figurine and even a flashlight, grooming her for future sexual abuse.

Jane reports the heinous abuse began when she was only 7-years-old, and was part of the grooming process  to prepare her for the rape she would endure two years later. Jane said Andrews started grooming these girls early, before stating:

A 7-year-old girl isnt ready to take a full grown man.

Raw Story reports the abuse allegedly went on for years. J...

00:34

Massachusetts Court Has Dismissed 21,000 Drug Cases Because Of State Chemist Falsified Evidence "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Source: Urban Intellectuals

In 2013 big news hit as state chemist Annie Dookhan was convicted for potentially sending 1000s of black men to jail for falsified and fabricated evidence in 10s of 1000s of drug cases. Now finally in what has been described as the largest single dismissal of wrongful criminal convictions in U.S. history, a Massachusetts court has dismissed over 21,000 drug-related cases. Hopefully this means 10,000s of wrongfully convicted people will soon walk free. Of course nothing will get back their lost lives, their tarnished reputations and the damage they suffered in the prison system.

Atlanta Black Star reported:

On April 19 in Boston, a state court judge vacated the convictions in the case of Bridgeman v. District Attorney for Suffolk County, which was filed by the ACLU of Massachusetts, the national ACLU, the state public defenders office and law firm Fick & Marx LLP.

The drug convictions which spanned the seven counties of Suffolk, Essex, Bristol, Middlesex, Plymouth, Norfolk and Cape & Islands had relied on the doctored lab results of Annie Dookhan, whose misdeeds came to light in 2012 after she forged a colleagues initials. The employee with the state Department of Public Health had lied about having a masters degree, declared untested drug samples as positive and otherwise committed massive fraud in order to advance her career and build a reputation as an expert witness in drug trials.

In 2013, she pleaded guilty to 27 counts, including evidence tampering, perjury and obstruction of justice, and was sentenced to three to five years in prison, with two years of probation, according to The New York Times. She was recently paroled after serving three years, as UPI reported.

Dookhans work had impacted approximately 24,000 cases according to the ACLU of Massachusetts, with prosecutors moving to toss out 21,587 of the convictions. Out of 8,003 cases from Suffolk County, 7,886 were dismissed, as Masslive.com reported.

Jake Wark, press secretary...

00:31

Christian Numerologist David Meade Predicts the World Will End Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Since the beginning of time the end of the world has been predicted by religious leaders, conspiracy theorists and numerologists alike. If youre still reading this, that should be enough to surmise that all of the predictions have been BS.

While the dates have come and gone, and the doomsayers proven wrong, there is isnt any shortage of those who claim to know the final hour, nor is there lack of gullible people to believe them.

So once again- apparently the end is near, and apparently it will happen today- September 23, 2017 so says Christian numerologist David Meade.

As reported by Patheos:

For Bible believing Christians, the Rapture, as described in the Book of Revelation, is the beginning of the end times, when worthy Christians are lifted into heaven by Jesus, and those left behind will be forced to face the end of the world, also known as the apocalypse.

Fox News reports:

According to Christian numerologist David Meade, verses in Luke 21:25 to 26 are the sign that recent events, such as the recent solar eclipse and Hurricane Harvey, are signs of the apocalypse.

The verses read:

25: There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.

26: Mens hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

The Express reports that Meade claims that the mystical Planet X, also known as Nibiru, will...

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23:26

Seth Meyers on the Graham-Cassidy health-depriving bill "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

He does an excellent analysis of the shameless lies being used to push this monstrous bill.

23:01

Study Shows How Glyphosate & Aluminum Can Operate Synergistically To Destroy The Human Brain "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

What basically seems to have happened  aluminium was not bioavailable, traditionally, in the worlds biota until the Industrial Revolution, and so, it just had no place in any biochemical reaction that was normal. And where it does occur, now, because we are increasingly surrounded by it, we live in whats called the Age of Aluminium. . []

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23:00

Deep State Admits Theyve Finally Gotten A Grip On Trump Liken Him To George W. Bush "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

The neocon of neocons went on MSNBC this week to announce that the deep state has a grip on Trump and he now looks like George W. Bush. (TFTP) It is official. The deep state has admitted that Trump is now under their control and it is now business as usual just like it []

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22:50

Actor and Activist James Cromwell on the Consequence of "Doing Nothing" "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Cromwell explains how his activism has opened his eyes to inequities in the American justice system. "It's very difficult as a white, middle-class, privileged individual to empathize with what black people go through every day," he tells Scheer. "They experience this incredible oppression."

22:45

US To Extract Minerals From Afghanistan To Defray Cost Of US Assistance "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

The U.S. military has had its eyes on Afghan mineral deposits for some time. A 2007 Pentagon memo that the New York Times quoted in a 2010 article says that Afghanistan could be the Saudi Arabia of lithium. U.S. Companies are planning on taking a larger role in extracting Afghanistans enormous reserves of valuable rare earth []

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22:33

NFL Commissioner: Trumps Criticism Of NFL Players Who Kneel During Pledge Shows Lack Of Respect "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell criticized President Donald Trump on Saturday, after the president suggested that NFL players who kneel during the pledge of allegiance should be fired.

At a rally in Huntsville, Alabama for Republican Sen. Luther Strange on Friday, President Trump said, Wouldnt you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, get that son of a bh off the field right now hes fired.

Goodell issued a statement Saturday morning, suggesting that Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.

Last year, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee during every games national anthem, ostensibly to protest racial inequality and police brutality. No NFL team has signed Kaepernick this year, and its become increasingly likely that his career in the league may be over.

In response to Goodells comments, the President posted the following on Twitter:

Meanwhile, during his teams Friday media appearance, NBA Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry said he would prefer not to join his teams traditional White House visit: By not going, hopefully that will inspire some change in terms of what we tolerate in this country, he said, suggesting the Presidents response to Charlottesville protests in August was inadequate and biased.

Following Currys stateme...

22:11

There Are Currently 64,000 Black Women Missing In The U.S. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Source: Urban Intellectuals

64,000 missing black women, thats a horrifying number! These woman have gone missing for many reasons from sex trafficking, domestic violence and seniors just walking off! It sounds crazy and is something that doesnt have much awareness in the community.

Natallie Wilson, co-founder of the Black and Missing Foundation and Avis Jones-DeWeever joined Roland Martin Thursday on NewsOne Now to discuss their efforts to bring more awareness to missing women on color.

Listen below:

More info: http://blackandmissing.org

22:09

[WATCH] California Cop Caught in Chaotic Video Wrestling with Teen for Jaywalking "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A California cop, who tried to detain a high school student for jaywalking, ended up wrestling with him for more than two minutes as the teens friend recorded, landing both

The post [WATCH] California Cop Caught in Chaotic Video Wrestling with Teen for Jaywalking appeared first on Filming Cops.

21:59

[WATCH] Texas Deputy Shoots and Kills Unarmed Man During Traffic Stop "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A Texas deputy who shot and killed an unarmed man in April gave the usual spiel to justify it, claiming he had smelled marijuana, claiming that the driver was reaching

The post [WATCH] Texas Deputy Shoots and Kills Unarmed Man During Traffic Stop appeared first on Filming Cops.

21:57

Camden County Police Officer Suspended Without Pay After Having Baby With 15-Year-Old Girl "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Source: Filming Cops

A decorated Camden County police officer from Gloucester Township has been charged with the sexual assault of a teenage girl after authorities say he had a baby with the 15-year-old.

Detective Rafael Martinez Jr., 32, of the Blackwood section of the township, admitted that he was the father of the teens child, according to the probable cause statement provided by the Camden County Prosecutors Office.

The unidentified girl also admitted he was the father; DNA samples taken from Martinez, the girl and the baby supported these claims. He signed the birth certificate, the prosecutors office said.

The girl told police they they engaged in a sexual relationship between Sept. 1 of last year and Aug. 18 of this year. Martinez has been charged with the sexual assault of a minor between 13 and 16 years old and endangering the welfare of a child through sexual conduct.

Martinez, who was suspended without pay, has been recognized with multiple awards in his career, according to the Courier Post. He was awarded a Meritorius Service Award and was named Officer of the Week in 2013, and was recognized for his work with the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force in 2015.

Source: https://patch.com/new-jersey/gloucestertownship/decorated-county-police-officer-fathered-teen-girls-child-reports

21:56

Is Trump a White Supremacist? Yes, But So is America "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It is an error to be swept up in useless argument about whether the current president is a white supremacist without also discussing the racist underpinnings of American society. Trump made overt racism acceptable and that does change the precarious nature of black life in the country. But we always live on the edge, hoping to improve our lot as individuals without falling victim to the worst the system can mete out to us.

21:50

CIA Operative Admits Deep State Globalist Control The Game of Nations "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jay Dyer
21st Century Wire

In the famous treatise by Miles Copeland, Game of Nations, the devious middle eastern CIA operative spills the beans in this infamous 1969 work on covert operations and regime changes. Not only does Copeland detail the various US puppets and stooges, but also how game theory played into the predictive computer models available even in the late 60s.  

The regime change models of the 50s and 60s would be studied as part of Rand Corporation and other think tank and NGO models for remodeling, not just the Middle East, but any nations that run afoul of the Western globalists. This is a partial talk the full is available by subscription at JaysAnalysis.com. Watch:

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21:49

Cops Shoot Man 7 times, Run Him Over and Kill Him Because He Had a Bright Green Water Gun "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Source: The Free Thought Project  By: Jack Burns

Los Angeles, CA The parents of a 20-year-old man who was shot to death by police and then run over by a patrol car, are now begging for the officers responsible for their sons death be held accountable for their actions.

Eric Rivera, 20, was killed by Los Angeles police officers in June, following a 911 call about a man with a gun. Officers Arturo Urrutia and Daniel Ramirez approached Rivera on the night of June 7. They claimed that they exited their vehicle so quickly, they forgot to put the car in park. As they were opening fire on the man they believed to be brandishing a handgun, the car continued to roll over the young man, but not before the officers struck him seven times, with at least one bullet piercing his skull.

In a tragic scene that undoubtedly could have been derived from an action movie, the car rolled over Rivera, pinning him to a wall and trapping his body underneath the police cruiser. As the investigation into the officer-involved shooting unfolded, a crane had to be called in to lift the vehicle from over Riveras body. The familys lawyer described the young mans torso as literally mangled.

There were no firearms found at the scene. While a multi-colored water pistol was recovered, Riveras family told reporters it does not belong to their son. They are now calling for the prosecutors office to bring charges of negligent homicide against Urrutia and Ramirez.

What they did was very wrong and they need to be prosecuted. Something needs to be done, Phillip Malik, Eric Riveras father told reporters.

The family has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit but will drop the lawsuit under one condition. accordin...

21:42

General MacArthurs Conspiracy To Start A War With China! New Documentary Release & Interview! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Newsbud is proud to announce, our first DVD release. Available to stream now on Amazon, or secure your DVD today at Newsbud.com.

Only a few years after Hiroshima and the end of World War II, President Harry S. Truman was confronted with the horrifying prospect of another nuclear holocaust. General Douglas MacArthurs anti-communist fervor impelled him to pursue his own war strategy in Asia, conspiring against Trumans official policy to incite Red China by sending the USS Bole on a secret mission three miles off the Chinese Pacific coast. The servicemen who crewed that battleship was recruited to the Generals rogue plan without their knowledge and threatened into silence for decades, until now. This is their story and one we are all lucky they lived to tell.

Told here for the first time is the incredible story of the operation that triggered Truman's removal of Douglas MacArthur: the secret China mission of the US Navy destroyer USS John A. Bole.  Featuring testimonies of servicemen on the John A. Bole and newly declassified documents, this documentary goes behind the scenes in Washington, London, and aboard the Bole to reveal Truman's relief of MacArthur was not a question of choice; it was a matter of desperate necessity.

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21:41

North Korea earthquake is caused by suspected explosion "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

SputnikNews| China earthquake center reports that a 3.4 magnitude earthquake hit the territory of North Korea.

Seismologists say the quake probably caused by an explosion.

A 3.4-magnitude earthquake hit the northeastern part of North Korea, Chinas Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) said Saturday.

On September 23, at 16:29 [08:29 GMT] local time a 3.4-earthquake (suspected explosion) occurred in North Korea (41.4 degrees north latitude, 129.1 degrees east longitude), the depth of 0 km, the seismologists said.

However, South Koreas weather agency claimed that the nature of the quake more likely of a natural origin.

Chinas official Xinhua news agency said the epicenter was roughly at the same place as a similar shallow earthquake on Sept. 3, which turned out to be caused by North Koreas sixth and largest nuclear test.

According to the agencys data, the quake hit the Kilju area in North Hamgyong Province.

21:31

Trump Threatens Genocide Against North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

As President Trump taunts North Koreas leader with schoolyard insults, the terrifying possibility is that his threat to totally destroy a country of 25 million people could involve the U.S. in another genocide, warns David Marks.

(CN) The level of insult and hostile name-calling between world leaders was taken to a new extreme by Donald Trump in his speech before the U.N. General Assembly. In his preferred rhetoric replete with saber rattling, Trumps comments included, The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.

Are we becoming numb to the tirades of the President? His apologists claim his words dont necessarily reflect U.S. policy, however the threat to destroy an entire nation of 25 million people reveals a further willingness to embrace nuclear war. There are many Americans who protest his vision, but the United States seems relatively complacent considering his belligerence.

In the same speech, rather than envisioning an improvement in U.S.-Iranian relations, Trump condemned their leadership without any room for diplomacy: The Iranian government masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy. It has turned a wealthy country with a rich history and culture into an economically depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in addition to responding specifically to Trumps threats to scrap the 2015 nuclear agreement, added, Mr. Trump was offensive to Iran, and we are waiting for Mr. Trump to apologize to the people of Iran.

Behind Trumps words is a drumbeat that is all too familiar to anyone who has read, studied or lived through war; and seen how threats and hostility can turn into madness and violence. When it comes to war there is an irrepressible and repetitive pattern where self-righteousness and nationalism mix to make a poisonous, explosive cocktail, blinding opponents to the humanity of their adversaries.

Although Trump points his finger at leadership, the implication is that we should fear and hate an enemy with no room for compromise; and eventually embrace war against an entire population. By dehumanizing and demonizing a leader, politicians give emotional foundation to aggression against a nation.

It doesnt matter which side you are on. The rhetoric has been the same around the world and throughout history; all war promoters have an identical chant. They rise to power with claims of devotion to peace; devolving with threats to scapegoats, and eventually embracing conflict.

Consider this extract from Hi...

21:27

[WATCH] Active-Duty Navy Military Police Officer Arrested For Sexual Assault of 14 Year Old Girl "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

SAN DIEGO An active-duty Navy Military police officer was arrested Thursday in connection with the sexual assault of a 14-year-old female. In the early morning hours of Sept. 17,

The post [WATCH] Active-Duty Navy Military Police Officer Arrested For Sexual Assault of 14 Year Old Girl appeared first on Filming Cops.

21:12

As Sanctions Hit Civilians, South Korea To Send Food & Medicine To North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

Mounting UN-imposed sanctions on North Korea are endangering local children and forcing cuts in both health and education. In a move no one expected, and which puts them squarely at odds with the US, South Korea on Thursday announced the provision of a new $8 million aid package for neighboring North Korea. The provision of humanitarian aid []

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21:03

This article is creating a firestorm in the US now "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Bill Kristol Neocon Jew is an outspoken supporter of the state of Israel.

By Philip Giraldi

We dont need a war with Iran because Israel wants one and some rich and powerful American Jews are happy to deliver. Seriously, we dont need it.

I spoke recently at a conference on Americas war party where afterwards an elderly gentleman came up to me and asked,

Why doesnt anyone ever speak honestly about the six-hundred-pound gorilla in the room? Nobody has mentioned Israel in this conference and we all know its American Jews with all their money and power who are supporting every war in the Middle East for Netanyahu? Shouldnt we start calling them out and not letting them get away with it?

It was a question combined with a comment that I have heard many times before and my answer is always the same: any organization that aspires to be heard on foreign policy knows that to touch the live wire of Israel and American Jews guarantees a quick trip to obscurity.

Jewish groups and deep pocket individual donors not only control the politicians, they own and run the media and entertainment industries, meaning that no one will hear about or from the offending party ever again. They are particularly sensitive on the issue of so-called dual loyalty, particularly as the expression itself is a bit of a sham since it is pretty clear that some of them only have real loyalty to Israel.

Most recently, some pundits, including myself, have been warning of an impending war with Iran. To be sure, the urging to strike Iran comes from many quarters, to include generals in the Administration who always think first in terms of settling problems through force, from a Saudi government obsessed with fear...

21:03

Bluffton Cops Accused by Fellow Officer of Getting Drunk While Being Paid Overtime "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A few weeks after Hurricane Matthew last fall, a Bluffton police officer anonymously accused a handful of fellow officers of getting drunk while hanging out the night before the storm,

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20:50

The Censorious Vortex of the "Flash News" Barons "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The domination of "breaking news"-increasingly defined by episodes of violence, natural disasters and celebrity/political outrages and lurid scandals-is rampant. Sunday morning TV "news" display the same subject, the same invited guests that were in that week's newscasts. It has become almost impossible to introduce subject matter, especially fresh and reports, outside of this tightening circle of opinion oligopolists.

20:46

Revisiting the question of proving gods existence "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Edward Feser has responded to my critique of the press release about his new book that I used as the basis for pouring cold water on the idea of trying to prove the existence of gods by arguments alone. Not surprisingly, he does not like what I said and says that if I had only read his book, I would see that my criticisms were either invalid or had been addressed by him. Probably as a result of Fesers post, a couple of new commenters have come here to defend Feser (see comment #23 and later) and some of them have also taken me to task for not having read his book

I want to particularly thank Ye Olde Statistician @#25 and George @#26 for their responses to my post where they take issue with what I say. I am responding in a new post here because old posts tend to not be read after a few days, and also because my response is a bit lengthy.

It is true that I have not read the book and, to be quite frank, I have no plans to do so. If Feser and his supporters feel that that disqualifies me from commenting on the claims contained in his press release, so be it. Some time ago, I came to the conclusion that I was not going to learn anything new or useful from religious apologetics. If someone actually does come up with a killer proof that really does establish with certainty the existence of their god (as Feser claims to do in his press release), that will surely be big news (certainly bigger than a cure for cancer or even the arrival of a new iPhone) and I am sure that it will be all over the internet, make the newspapers, and will receive massive coverage on TV, the way that major scientific discoveries do. Then I will read it.

But for the moment, lets back up a bit to refresh what this is all about. The title of Fesers book is FIVE PROOFS OF THE EXISTENCE OF GOD and the accompanying press release says that the existence of God can be established with certainty by way of purely rational arguments. (Boldface emphasis mine)

These are very strong claims and are what I took issue with.

I agree with commenter George that An argument consists of a conclusion attempted to be justified with premises through an inferential proces...

19:46

A guided tour inside a massive underground complex: Captured on video "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Is there something more to this massive underground complex than meets the eye?

KANSAS CITY (INTELLIHUB) Youtuber Brandon Robinson takes viewers on a guided tour of SubTropolis, a vast underground commercial complex tucked into the hills of Missouri.

As Robinson pulls up outside of the complex he notices that there are about twenty different flags representing various nations around the world.

A sign over a vehicle entrance marked 8300 reads: Maintenance and construction entrance, authorized personnel only.

So I guess this is what separates the men from the boys, Robinson could be heard saying as he drove into the cave.

Once inside, a Hunt Midwest logo could be seen painted on the wall.

Completely 100% self-sustainable, he said, also pointing out that the river is nearby.

They use this every day just like it is a normal daily thing, he said. I mean this place is huge.

Along the way, many doors could be seen leading to small businesses.

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19:07

Russia Threatens To Fire Back On U.S. Proxies, Special Forces If Fired On Again "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Brandon Turbeville Even after the apparent cooling of tensions between Russia and the United States in Syria, it seems that the potential for direct...

19:04

Adorable Chimpanzee Is Learning To Trust Again, And The Photos Are Too Cute "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

This 10-month-old chimpanzee hasnt had the easiest start in life. Though he is now cared for by kind caregivers, Farah once lived in chains after being seized by wildlife traffickers who killed his mother.

Sadly, his story is not unusual. Every year, millions of helpless animals are orphaned as a result of poaching or human negligence. In fact, the illegal industry generates a profit of five to 20 million dollars annually. Even if the trade does result in species going extinct, many poachers do not care as it is profitable short-term.

Fortunately, Farah is now living a good live at Mefou Sanctauary, Ape Africas safe haven which is located in Cameroon, Africa. The non-profit is focused on the conservation of chimpanzees, monkeys and gorillas.

When Farah first arrived at the sanctuary, he was distrustful of humans and shied away from the strange sights and sounds. The patent caretakers eventually earned his trust, however. Now, hes realizing humans arent all that bad.

In the photo below, Farah curiously looks at his caregiver, Stephanie.

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18:50

Liquid Mind "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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18:40

Fearless Dog Who Saved 52 People Is Rescuing Victims Of Mexico Earthquake "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Last Tuesday, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico. At least 230 people were killed and thousands were injured. The terrifying incident took place just two weeks after another, more powerful earthquake shook up Oaxaca.

This latest natural disaster left the area in ruins and many people trapped under the rubble. Fortunately, thousands of emergency services, military members and civilians are helping rescue trapped victims. Among them is a six-year-old Mexican Navy (SEMAR) rescue dog who has saved 52 people in her career.

Frida the Labrador has been tirelessly searching for survivors. As can be seen in the photos below, she is equipped with her own personal protective equipment which includes customized boots and goggles. The boots protect her paws from abrasive materials and the goggles shield her eyes from debris.

Despite the double tragedy Mexico has experienced, its heartening to know activists like Frida are nearby and willing to help out.

Following are photos of the fearless dog:

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18:25

Buy A Bucket of Yuck, and God Refills for Free! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Oh, Jim Bakker is going a bit nuts with his yuck in a bucket, insisting that everyone buy, and that all those filthy rich people, well, they should buy a million dollars worth, really! Why? Because end times, thats why, and money will be useless. Of course, ol Jim still seems to want piles of that useless stuff.

Guest John Shorey told viewers to stock up on Bakkers food buckets and not to worry about running out because God will miraculously refill them as needed.

When you empty a bucket of food, Shorey said, trust God to refill it.

Thats right nifty. Pity Jehovah cant see fit to just provide food directly, without the need to pour money into Bakkers pockets. Im sure they are counting on the rubes not giving this any thought, nor the fact that when the food bucket is empty, it will most certainly stay that way. I will admit, its hard to imagine one of them getting emptied in the first place.

When Shorey told those who have the means to buy 100 buckets of food to buy 100 buckets of food and give them to local churches, Bakker chimed in to urge millionaires to buy as much food as they can afford.

Do a million dollars worth of food, Im serious, Bakker said. If theyre rich, their money is going [away] anyway, John. Its not going to be worth anything. The crash is coming, so why not sow it into the Lord?

Shorey agreed, adding that those who dont use all their money to buy as much food as they can will have to answer to God.

Right, money is going to be absolutely useless, so why in the name of your psychogod arent you giving the stuff away? Wouldnt that be the godly thing to do? Oh, theres a tonne of irony comin up, folks

The Bible says that our riches will be a witness against us, Shorey said. When the time comes that youve left money in the bank that could have been used to help people, to help feed people and all you did is you just kept all your riches for yourself, it will be a witness against you. You will stand before God and he will say, Why didnt you do more to help the needy?

:head goes bang bang bang on the desk: Right. Lets see your bank books, boys. Then well talk.

Via RWW, theres video at the link.

18:20

To Help Residents Repair Homes After Irma, Govt Gave Out Code Violations for Damaged Property "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Matt Agorist When all logic and reason is devoid of a decision as in many decisions made by the State authorities often...

18:19

New Report Destroys Fabricated Myth of Syrias White Helmets "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The following video report destroys the popular fabricated western-run narrative about the White Helmets, who erroneously stole the name of Syrias Civil Defense.

Reporter Murad Gazdiev and 21WIRE associate editor Vanessa Beeley also demonstrate how money is laundered through various western NGOs in order to prop-up the public image of this maleficent organization in Syria. In addition to their commentary, this report also features numerous eye witnesses testimonies about the pseudo NGO offering money to East Aleppo residents in order to play extras in their filming of fake rescue scenes, as well as on the ground footage of one White Helmets Center which was also used as a bomb and factory and a Hell Cannon position to target civilians living in government controlled West Aleppo prior to the liberation of terrorist-occupied East Aleppo in December 2016.

It seems that White Helmets organization is hailed as heroes in the West, and the latter one provides millions of dollars to so-called saviors. However, Aleppo residents claim that White Helmets care only about money and saving rebels, but not the civilians. In fact, they are not autonomous, and cannot make their own decisions these are made by other powerful people.

Watch this stunning report which exposes the multifaceted fraud of the wests propaganda darlings whose real role was al Qaedas Civil Defense who operate exclusively in terrorist-held areas of Syria:

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Please read and share the following articles about the White Helmet deception:

Initial Investigation into White Helmets
Who are Syrias White Helmets?

21st Century Wire article on the White Helmets:  
Syrias White Helmets: War by Way of Deception ~ the Moderate Executioners

Who Funds the White Helmets?
Secret 1bn UK War Chest Used to Fund the White Helmets and Other Initiatives

Original investigative report:
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18:17

Uncle Sam vs. Russia in Eastern Syria: the Nightmare Scenario "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Putin is a cautious and reasonable man, but he's not going to hand over Syria's oil fields without a fight. Putin doesn't want a slugfest with Uncle Sam, but he's not going to abandon an ally either. So there's going to be a confrontation because neither party is willing to give up what they feel they need to achieve success.

18:15

How To Divest From The War Machine "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Staff of Code Pink - CODEPINK, in partnership with an array of peace and disarmament groups, is launching a divestment campaign to encourage universities, religious organizations, retirement funds, mutual funds, private investors, and other financial institutions in the United States to take action to reduce violent global conflicts and slow the hyper-militarization of our world by divesting from the U.S. War Machine. Divestment from the War Machine means divesting (removing invested assets) from companies that derive their profits by supplying and profiting from U.S. military interventions, expansions, and the militarization of our streets. In other words, we are calling for divestment from companies that make a killing on killing. Through this strategy we plan to: Uncover the hold the military industrial complex has on our government and our foreign policy. Spark a vital public debate questioning the role of weapons manufacturers and military contractors in perpetuating conflict around the globe. Expose how our financial and educational institutions are supporting those companies Inspire the public and investors to pressure these institutions to divest. Hold the arms industry accountable in political and financial spheres for its culpability in the death and displacement of millions of innocent people.

18:15

How A Free Grocery Store Is Cutting Food WasteAnd Hunger "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By via Yes Magazine

Each weeknight, The Free Store redistributes up to 1,500 surplus food items to anyone who wants themno questions asked.

On a windy late afternoon, dozens of people have lined up in front of a 20-foot-long repurposed shipping container situated on a church parking lot. Inside, volunteers are unloading food items from custom-built shopping carts and stacking them onto rows of shelves. There are hearty rice meals and healthy salads, thick sandwiches, pies, and other savory and sweet items. This is just another busy day for The Free Store.

We saw the potential in an untapped food supply.

The Free Store is a nonprofit organization that redistributes surplus food from local businesses in New Zealands capital city, Wellington, to those in need. It was inspired by a two-week art project in 2010 where artist Kim Paton filled a shop with surplus food items from bakeries and supermarkets. Anyone visiting the shop could take what they wanted free of charge.

I heard that some of the food in the shop was...

18:08

Indian police absolved of murky encounter killing 8 escaped Muslim prisoners "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Not unexpectedly, a commission of enquiry has absolved the Indian police in the infamous murky Bhopal encounter wherein eight alleged SIMI activists were gunned down 12 kilometer from Bhopal city after they allegedly escaped from the high-security Bhopal Central Jail.

18:07

NYPD Officer Initiates Street Fight After Needlessly Trying To Handcuff Man, Over a Dozen Officers Swarm "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

JULY 3, 2015 A Facebook user named Jun IceaaPolice posted a video on facebook that reached nearly two million hits with the caption: brutality, Me and my men Goodbrotha Saykou

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18:03

ISIS-Rapidly Spreading Its Tentacles in South Asia "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Sajjad Shaukat for Veterans Today With the backing of some state actors and after its defeat by the Russian-led coalition of []

18:00

Thousands Could Die: Puerto Rico Scrambles to Evacuate 70,000 as Dam Fails "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

(ZHE) Days after Hurricane Maria passed over the island and made its way west toward the Dominican Republican, Puerto Rico is still struggling with the initial response to the storm rescuing people stranded in remote villages, and moving thousands into government shelters. Meanwhile the islands first responders are making due without electricity, gas or cell phone service after the storm dealt a knockout blow to its infrastructure.

In what was perhaps the most destructive blow to the islands aging infrastructure, the NWS warned Friday that the Guajataca Dam in northwest Puerto Rico would soon fail, prompting the agency to issue a flash flood emergency warning for Isabela and Quebradillas municipalities. Now, authorities are scrambling to evacuate the residents of the river valley below the dam before their communities are entirely submurged. If the authorities dont act quickly, thousands could die one official in charge of the rescue response said.

According to federal reservoir data, the lake behind the dam, Lago de Guajataca, rose more than three feet between Tuesday and Wednesday, when the storm was still directly over the island. More recent data were unavailable. With floodwaters gushing into the Guajataca river valley, Reuters reports that emergency officials were scrambling Friday and Saturday to evacuate its nearly 70,000 residents before their villages have been completely submerged.

Video published by CBS shows waters gushing over the top of the 90-year-old dam, sending a wall of water racing into the valley below.

The National Weather Service warned of imminent failure and urged residents in the area to move to higher ground now.

The evacuation of the valley is perhaps the most high-stakes rescue effort of the past week, according to  Abner Gomez, executive director of Puerto Ricos emergency management a...

17:53

Trumps final push to undermine health care for tens of millions "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In his 80-minute speech last night at the rally in support of Luther Strange in the Alabama US senate primary race, Donald Trump railed at those senators who were balking at supporting the Graham-Cassidy bill, the latest Republican push in their attempt to undermine health care for many Americans. There was one item that stuck out at me, though, and that was when he said:

Speaking in Alabama, he said senators from his party who opposed the repeal lacked the guts to vote for it.

Senator John McCain dealt the Trump administrations efforts a potentially fatal blow when he said he could not vote for it in good conscience.

President Trump said his criticism was unexpected and terrible.

They gave me a list of 10 people that were absolute nos, he said. John McCain was not on the list so that was a totally unexpected thing, terrible, honestly terrible.

He was given ten absolute no votes? That is way more than I would have guessed.

Trump went on to describe his attempts to court senators to vote with him on undermining health care, saying Im on the phone screaming at people all day long for weeks, which I am sure they enjoyed. Is that the persuasion tactic that he recommends The Art of the Deal, the title of his own book that he boasts so much about? Or has he switched to the tactics in the 1974 book by Robert Ringer titled Winning Through Intimidation? Given that the Republicans have an authoritarian mindset, they are the kind of people who can be cowed into going along by being yelled at by an authority figure

The results of Tuesdays Alabama primary could play a role in the health care vote. If Strange can pull off a victory, that might have Republican senators fearing Trumps personal power and make them less likely to defy him. If Strange loses despite Trumps support, that might weaken his clout.

17:52

Afghanistan War Report September 23, 2017: US Deploys More Troops And Warplanes "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

from SouthFront The US is increasing its military involvement in the Afghanistan conflict in an attempt to take an upper hand in a battle against the Taliban. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis announced on September 18 that the US will send more than 3,000 troops bringing the total number of personnel serving in the country []

17:43

ACLU Sues City of St. Louis For Police Misconduct During Protests "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

There have been a lot of protests recently in St. Louis, Missouri after a judge declared a cop not guilty of murdering an unarmed black man that he shot with

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17:42

After Member Is Deported, Teamsters Declare As A Sanctuary Union "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Sarah Jaffe for In These TImes - Welcome to Interviews for Resistance. Were now several months into the Trump administration, and activists have scored some important victories in those months. Yet there is always more to be done, and for many people, the question of where to focus and how to help remains. In this series, we talk with organizers, agitators and educators about how to resist and build a better world. George Miranda: This is George Miranda. I am president of the 120,000-member Teamsters Joint Council 16. Its an umbrella group made up of 27 different local unions in New York City. Sarah Jaffe: Lets start at the beginning. One of your members was deported last week, right? George: Correct. Eber Garcia Vasquez was deported basically because his asylum case was rejected. He has been a Teamster for 26 years and has been working in this country and raising his family on that. He has been reporting in routinely, as he is required to. This time, he went in, and they kept him and scheduled him for deportation. He left behind his family, including three kids. He married a U.S. citizen, and his three kids are U.S. citizens. He was on his way to a green card. Now he is in Guatemala. That is the story. If it happens to him, it could happen to anybody.

17:40

Medieval Shipwrecks in the Black Sea. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A shipwreck from the medieval period, of a type known from literature but never previously seen, was discovered during an underwater survey of the Black Sea this past summer. UConn researcher Kroum Batchvarov says seeing it for the first time was a truly thrilling moment. (Courtesy of Kroum Batchvarov).

While conducting their mapping in late summer using the most advanced underwater survey equipment in the world, Batchvarov and his colleagues discovered a total of 43 shipwrecks. The team had expected to see sunken ships, but were surprised at just what they found.

An Ottoman period shipwreck with well preserved wood carvings. The images, which show the shipwrecks in three dimensions, were produced by a process known as photogrammetry. It combines photographs and videos taken by cameras mounted on remotely operated vehicles with distance measurements produced by sonars. (Courtesy of Kroum Batchvarov).

Batchvarov first spotted the well preserved medieval shipwreck on a screen in the control room of the expedition ship after nearly 48 hours of monitoring images from the high remote survey vehicle moving along the floor of the Black Sea.

That was a truly thrilling moment. We spent the next six hours looking at the wreck. No one had ever seen anything like it, he says. We had known of it. There have been descriptions in Venetian manuscripts that survived from the 15th century describing earlier vessels. But this was the first time that we were seeing it.

The ship was complete, according to Batchvarov: The masts were still standing. You could see the spars [wooden poles], the yards on deck. Everything was there.

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The vessels the Black Sea MAP team discovered date over the course of a millennium, from the 9th to the 19th centuries. Many were merchant ships from the...

17:40

Fool Me Twice: Trojan Horse Democrats Pile Into the House of Single-Payer "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It's great the so many senators co-sponsored Bernie's single-payer bill. But it does not mean that most, or any, of those Democratic senators actually support single-payer. Most of those Democrats have signed on because they felt politically forced to. But many of them do not support single-payer, have no intention of actually working to make it happen, and will, in fact, do their best to undermine and prevent it

17:39

See Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria from the air "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Puerto Rico ravaged by Hurricane Maria

PUERTO RICO (INTELLIHUB) A birdseye view of the devastation created by Hurricane Marias powerful winds and waters.

Featured Image: Western Area Power/Flickr
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17:34

Police Unions, Police Officers, And Police Abolition "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Rosa Squillacote for Portside - Abolition of the carceral state is a fundamental political goal for the Left today: specifically, abolishing the carceral states logic and institution. Abolition is both a goal and a discourse: it informs the strategies we adopt, as well as the framework we use to critique the carceral state and describe alternatives. It is inherently forward-thinking: we are no closer to abolition than to the revolution. The question of how the Left should regard police unions is therefore a question of whether and how police unions fit into the goal of abolition. I argue that we must understand police officers as individuals, with different interests, experiences, and opinions about their work, in order to develop political strategies necessary in the long fight for abolition. Police unions can play a strategically useful role by reflecting this diversity of individuals and opening a conversation about the relationship between the conditions and consequences of law enforcement. Abolition is not around the corner: we have a long way to go in this battle. Reforms are therefore necessary, and happen as a result of strategic political action, not grandstanding. The carceral state is brutal, oppressive, and deadly, which is why we cannot afford to compromise our goal, and why we also cant afford to reject political opportunities along the way strategies, allies, tactics, etc.

17:29

Cass County Sheriffs Deputy Charged With Sexual Misconduct With a Minor "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A former Cass County Sheriffs deputy was booked into jail Friday night on a charge of sexual misconduct with a minor after waiting hours to exit his residence and surrender

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17:27

This Couples Photoshoot Is Going Viral For The Best Possible Reason "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Messages of body positivity may be pervading mainstream society, but many women and men are still made to feel as if their physical forms are inadequate. It is likely because of this that a recent boudoir photoshoot of an unconventional couple recently went viral after being posted to Facebook by Wolf & Rose Photography.

Stephanie and Arryn, a young couple from Texas, are friends with the photographers behind Wolf & Rose Photography and agreed to the photoshoot when they saw an open call for everyday models. Little did they know their steamy pics would inspire millions

The photoshoot turned out to be a real confidence-booster for Stephanie. I honestly have never felt more attractive, she told HuffPost. I was so nervous to see the final result. I didnt know what to expect. But when I saw the album, I was shocked. I look so in love and confident. Every person should be able to see themselves in that light. It is really eye-opening.

Ordinarily, curvier women such as her are made to feel bad about exposing their bodies. This is because stretch marks and love handles are not deemed attractive qualities by mainstream culture. However, Stephanie loves her body and so does Arryn. Aware of this, Stephanie used the photoshoot as an opportunity to spread an important message about body positivity something she has struggled with all of her life.

I remember being in junior high and looking at myself in the mirr...

17:25

Old Walmart store converted to FEMA base in Houston? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It appears that an old Walmart store in Houston was requisitioned for a FEMA camp

HOUSTON, Texas (INTELLIHUB) It looks like the Federal Emergency Management Agency may have converted a building which housed an old Walmart store into a base and storage facility.

A video published to the joe mendoza YouTube channel on Sept. 19 reveals how the federal facility which took about two years to set up is now active and FEMA busses, trailers, and other equipment can be seen on site along with personnel.

The facility is equipped with a surveillance system, lights, restrooms, showers, and other features that were previously incorporated into the original design of the Walmart store itself.

A security guard was spotted on site.

It used to be a Walmart, the man said. All the Walmarts are going to be like this.

FEMA barges have also been seen in Port Arthur.

Featured Image: Screenshot jose mendoza/YouTube
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17:25

James Comeys Rough Reception At Howard University "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By David A. Graham for The Atlantic - The former FBI director has been at the center of controversy for months, but protestors at the historically black university on Friday focused on his history of comments about race and policing. The start of the school year can be tough for anyone, even if youre the 56-year-old former director of the FBI. While James Comey has found himself at the center of the countrys major political controversy this year, on Friday he was the object of protest for reasons that had nothing to do with Russia, Michael Flynn, or Donald Trump. On Friday, Comey addressed Howard Universitys convocation, the ceremony starting the year and welcoming the new freshman class. As a prominent public figure whos teaching at Howard this year as the Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy, Comey could look like a natural pick. Or maybe not. When Comey came to the lectern at Cramton Auditorium in D.C. on Friday, he was met by cheers, jeers, and singing. For several minutes, as the enormously tall Comey stood quietly and awkwardly, a group of students protested his appearance. They sang civil-rights songsWe Shall Not Be Movedand chants: I love being black. Other demonstrators gathered outside. Comey eventually got started, speaking through more disruptions. However much Comey made sense as a convocation speaker, it makes sense that hed face protests too. Even setting aside Comeys specific background, Howard is a particularly engaged campus even among historically black colleges.

17:15

The Lack of a Border Wall Is Costing Americans Their Jobs and Even Their Lives "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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The great purveyor of political fiction, The New York Times, published an article titled Immigrants Arent Taking Americans Jobs, New Study Finds. Conversely, The Washington Times quoted a study which stated that iillegal immigration should be causing great concern for native-born American. The post was titled Mass Immigration Costs Government $296 Billion a Year, Depresses Wages. In the study, it was determined that immigrants obtain between $43 billion and nearly $300 billion more in government benefits and support than they pay in taxes based on 2012 dollar calculations. Who is correct?

How Many Immigrants Are Actually In the US?

IF one were to read the economic and demographic reports from either the federal government or the mainstream media (eg CNN), they would have America believe that there are only 11 million illegal aliens inside of the United States. In 1986, the federal government admitted that there were only 11 million immigrants inside the United States. In 2016, the last year Obama was in office, the government stated that there were only 11 million illegal immigrants inside the United States. Only a moron would believe that for the past 30 years, there has not been a net gain in illegal immigration. This is complete fiction and anyone with any degree of common sense can see right through these phony statistics designed to minimize the illegal immigration problem which costs our country more than $113 billion a year according President Trump who stated the following:

And this is what we get. For the money w...

17:12

Greece Could Leave The EU: Why The Grexit Option Deserves Consideration "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Michael Nevradakis for Mint Press News - With the Greek psyche itself the victim of a relentless shaming campaign, the idea of Greece going it alone begins to seem outlandish and quixotic. It is not. But it is as much tied to a revival of spirit and self-esteem as to the nuts and bolts of economic transformation. Eight years into the deepest economic depression that an industrialized country has ever experienced, we are now being told that Greece is a success story. Having accepted the bitter medicine prescribed by the troikathe European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fundthe storyline today is that Greece is on the road to recovery, firmly within the European Union and the eurozone. This narrative was recently echoed by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in his annual speech at the Thessaloniki Trade Fair, Greeces equivalent to the State of the Union address. In this speech, Tsipras triumphantly declared that talk of Grexitor a Greek departure from the eurozone and the EUhas been replaced by that of Grinvest. Within such a context, there is seemingly no room for discussions about whether it is in Greeces best interest, even after so many years of implementing the troikas austerity diktats, to consider a departure from the eurozone and the EU. Indeed, the narrative is that the people of Greece overwhelmingly have never supported the prospect of Grexit.

16:56

NEO US using North Korea to put anti-ballistic missiles close to China and Russia "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jim W. Dean - Phil Butler and I are on the same page that the US is milking the North Korean event for the ultimate goal of placing its anti-ballistic missile shield right where it has always wanted it, in Russia's back yard and China's front yard.

16:49

3.5 magnitude earthquake detected at North Koreas nuclear test site, China suspects detonation "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In what may be the latest major escalation involving North Korea and potentially the nations 7th nuclear test Chinas earthquake administration said it detected a magnitude 3.5 earthquake in North Korea, which it suspects was caused by an explosion, raising fears that the rogue state has tested another nuclear bomb. The Chinese administration said in a statement on its website that the quake was recorded at a depth of zero kilometers, while Xinhua said the epicenter was in roughly the same place as a similar shallow earthquake on 3 September, which turned out to be caused by North Koreas sixth and largest nuclear test.

However, in analyzing the same earthquake, South Korea came to a different conclusion, and said it was likely to be natural or man-made such as a nuclear test. South Koreas weather agency assessed the seismic activity as a natural event.

The quake is presumed to have occurred naturally, an agency official said, according to South Koreas Yonhap news agency. A sound wave, which is usually generated in the event of an artificial earthquake, was not detected.

We use several methods to tell whether earthquakes are natural or manmade, an official, who asked for anonymity, told the Independent. A key method is to look at the seismic waves or seismic acoustic waves and the latter can be detected in the case of a manmade earthquake. In this case we saw none. So as of now we are categorizing this as a natural earthquake.

Furthermore, all of North Koreas previous six nuclear tests registered as earthquakes of magnitude 3.9 or above. The last test on 3 September registered as a 6.3 magnitude quake. A secondary tremor detected after that test could have been caused by the collapse of a tunnel at the mountainous site, experts said at the time.

Additionally, the US Geological Survey said that it detected a magnitude 3.5 quake in the area of previous North Korean nuclear tests, but that it was unable to confirm whether the event was natural. North Koreas weakest nuclear test, its first, which it carried out in 2006, generated a magnitude 3.9 quake.

As...

16:44

Four Disabled People Dead in Another Week of Police Brutality "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Magdiel Sanchez, a 35-year-old Latino man, was sitting on his porch in Oklahoma City on Tuesday night as two law-enforcement officers approached his house. He got up and walked toward

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16:34

Thousands Rally Outside Court To Demand Release Of Arrested Officials "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Staff of Catalan News - Around 20,000 thousand demonstrators take the Barcelona streets yet again. Thousands gathered outside the department of Economy in a spontaneous rally yesterday in order to reject the anti-referendum police operation. It lasted almost 24 hours, and with almost no rest, some protesters started a new demonstration this Thursday at noon. The aim of this new rally is not only to refuse the raids again, but also to demand the release of the dozen high-ranking Catalan officials still being held. The Catalan Parliament president took part in the event and chanted we are not afraid to the crowd, who repeated the chant. It does not bite, it is a ballot box, the demonstrators also chanted. The Catalan secretary of Economy also joined the event. Some major pro-independence organizations hosted the rally, including the Catalan National Assembly (ANC in Catalan). Its president, Jordi Snchez, said that there is no democrat in Catalonia who is not embarrassed about what judges and Spains Guardia Civil did yesterday. He also said that after the despicable performance of the Spanish State against the Catalan government yesterday, they crossed all the acceptable lines, nothing will be the same from yesterday.

16:29

La Rue Des Petits-Toits. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

La Rue Des Petits-Toits, William T. Horton, A Book of Images. Look carefully, else youll miss the people dancing in the street.

16:24

South Texas Police Chief Video Recorded Masturbating in Office by Police Officer "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

GREGORY, Texas- A South Texas Police Chief could be facing criminal charges after a fellow officer videotaped him masturbating in his office. The chief is now on administrative leave, and

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16:20

Catalonia: One Million Demonstrate For Self-Determination Vote "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Esquerra Revolucionria for Socialist Alternative - On the 11th September one million people spilled onto the streets of Barcelona shouting loud and clear their intention to vote during the 1st October referendum, making it clear that they were not going to let the ruling Partido Popular (Peoples Party/PP) deny them this right. Yet again, as has happened on each Diada [National Day of Catalonia] since 2012, the Catalan people have demanded their right to democratically decide what links they wish to maintain with the rest of the Spanish state, including their legitimate right to independence. Against this protest in support of the right to decide, which the Catalan people are overwhelmingly in favour of (as confirmed by all the polls) backed up by increasing support from the those who live in the Spanish state, as a whole, the PP government and the Spanish bourgeois are using repressive measures not seen since the Francoist dictatorship; police raids and continual harassment against the press; judicial intervention to prevent a political event from taking place in Madrid concerning the right of self-determination; news censorship preventing the Catalan TV channel 3 from showing content on the referendum. The offensive has taken unprecedented steps and not just against freedom of expression and association.

16:13

Music Rules: The pain came when Morphine was taken away "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Mark Sandman was born September 24, 1952, and would have been 65 today. I say would have been because he died of a heart attack while performing on stage in Italy in July 1999, aged 46. He was the eldest of four children, three sons and one daughter. She is the only surviving sibling, three sons all dying due to illness.  Parents should never have to bury their children.

Mark Sandman was the singer, bassist and primary songwriter of the band Morphine which produced six incredible albums. Their Low Rock sound rode the wave of alternative music of the 1990s primarily due to their sound and unusual and minimalist instrumentation (two string slide bass, baritone sax, and six piece drum kit) though they have far more in common with jazz, beat poetry, groups of the 1970s and 1980s (e.g. Steely Dan, Two-Tone bands). The instrumentation sounds primitive, yet they produced a full sound. (Sandman would jokingly introduce Colley as the groups lead guitarist.)  With incredibly strong songwriting, they performed live shows that sounded as good as their albums, and had a growing word-of-mouth fanbase.

Sandman made his first appearance with another Boston-based band, Treat Her Right, two members of whom made up the first Morphine lineup, Sandman with saxophonist Dana Colley and drummer, Jerome Dupree. Dupree left due to arthritis, replaced by Billy Conway who remained until Sandmans death.  The documentary on Mark Sandmans life is fascinating, a no-holds-barred and no whitewash telling of his life. He was a difficult man, but he was also motivated and had a musical vision of what he wanted. Morphine became the perfect vehicle for him both musically and personally, his bandmates becoming surrogate brothers to the ones he lost and had never gotten over their deaths.

Morphine is what I call dance music.  Songs like Buena, Honey White, Thursday and You Speak My Language can keep me on my feet all night.  There are plenty more where those came from.

The Guardian: Mark Sandman obituary, 1999

Huffington Post: Life After Death: The Legacy of Mark Sandman and Morphine......

16:11

Korea? Its Always Really Been About China! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Paul Atwood for Counter Punch - How many citizens have ever asked themselves what the United States is doing in Korea in the first place? In November of 1945, two months after the surrender of Japan, Army Chief of Staff General George Marshall spoke to President Truman and the chief figures of his cabinet about his fears of a the tragic consequences of a divided China as Chinese Nationalist forces and Communists resumed their struggle for power and Soviet forces seized control of large areas of Manchuria. The resumption of Soviet power in Manchuria Marshall emphasized would result in the defeat or loss of the major purpose of our war with Japan (emphasis added). What could the general have meant by such a statement? What WAS the major purpose of the Pacific war? Most Americans are taught that the foremost reason the United States went to war with Japan was the attack on Pearl Harbor. But the reality was that the U.S. and Japan had been on a collision course since the 1920s and by 1940, in the midst of the global depression, were locked in a mortal struggle over who would ultimately benefit most from the markets and resources of Greater China and East Asia. Japans Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere was steadily closing the Open Door to American penetration of and access to the profitable riches of Asia at the critical moment.

16:04

Top Scientist: Widespread Pesticide Use Is Not Safe "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Damian Carrington for The Guardian - The assumption by regulators around the world that it is safe to use pesticides at industrial scales across landscapes is false, according to a chief scientific adviser to the UK government. The lack of any limit on the total amount of pesticides used and the virtual absence of monitoring of their effects in the environment means it can take years for the impacts to become apparent, say Prof Ian Boyd and his colleague Alice Milner in a new article. The damning assessment of pesticide regulations that are meant to protect the global environment follows a growing number of highly critical reports including research showing farmers could slash their pesticide use without losses and a UN report that denounced the myth that pesticides are necessary to feed the world. The current assumption underlying pesticide regulation that chemicals that pass a battery of tests in the laboratory or in field trials are environmentally benign when they are used at industrial scales is false, state the scientists in their article published in the journal Science. Boyd is chief scientific adviser to the UKs Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, where Milner also works on secondment, but their criticism reflects their own views. The effects of dosing whole landscapes with chemicals have been largely ignored by regulatory systems, the scientists said.

16:02

[WATCH] Huntington Beach Police Officer Struggles With Suspect Before Fatal Shooting "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A Huntington Beach police officer was captured on video Friday morning as he struggled with a suspect in a convenience store parking lot and then shot the man multiple times,

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16:02

Total Gamma Radiation 2017.3 YEAR TO DATE USA "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Most reporting American cities exceed Tokyo, Japan in Radiation levels. That was a surprise.

16:01

Various Topics "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Nork Missiles

The question was raised by S. E., who reads but rarely comments on this blog: "Why hasn't the US shot down Nork missiles?" 

General Mattis responds here (LINK). If you don't want to click the link, in a nut shell, the tests have fallen short of threatening the US to date. The North Koreans have carefully avoided doing that so far. Japan has had two overflights and may decide to shoot down one of the North Korean missiles in the future. It's building the capacity to do so now, working closely with USGOV and contractors to make that happen. The North Koreans would likely take a missile shoot-down as an act of war and would flatten Seoul and kill twenty million civilians. OR NOT, but the US is not rolling the dice. If you give the only fat man in North Korea enough rope, he'll hang himself. Maybe the Chinese will kill him off by peaceful means? It would be a gift to the people of Korea of great price. Avert a war, feed 23 million starving Norks, and make the world a better place for all but the North Korean elites, who would likely find themselves hanging from a jibbet once the people realized how badly they have been used and how wickedly they were deceived.

A Note to I-40 Travelers

The Northern Pines restaurant puts out one of the best breakfasts in Flagstaff, AZ - north of the White Wolf Mine. It's attached to a Day's Inn, which, under normal circumstances would mean that I'd never eat there (I'm a bit of a hotel snob). HOWEVER, I've eaten there many times and it's simply a great place. Everything on the menu is recommended. Yesterday I had the Meatloaf, smothered in green chili sauce, eggs over medium, etc. They even have a chili verde enchilada breakfast that's superb. Not everything has chili on it. The cinnamon roll french toast will make your arteries crackle (in a happy way).

Mining

The...

16:00

Cops Shoot Man 7 times, Run Him Over and Kill Him Because He Had a Bright Green Water Gun "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A 20-year-old man was shot 7 times by police and then run over by a patrol car for the 'crime' of allegedly holding a multi-colored water gun.

15:59

Chicagos Green Zone: Plans For Massive Police Compound "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Kevin Gosztola for Mint Press News - The city of Chicago plans to build a massive multi-million dollar training center for police and firefighters in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. But a coalition of community organizations contend the center will compound President Donald Trumps multi-pronged attack on communities of color and expand the Chicago Police Departments capacity for violence. Last week, the citys Community Development Commission approved a 30.4-acre land acquisition in a northwest industrial corridor tax-increment-financing (TIF) district in Chicago. A $95 million state-of-the-art compound will be built by 2020 for police, firefighters, and emergency medical services teams to train together. Mayor Rahm Emanuel hailed the facility as a destination, where out-of-state police agencies can send officers for training. It will spur real economic development with people from the suburbs and downstate traveling to the center. Similarly, Alderman Emma Mitts, whose ward includes West Garfield Park, asserted the community is excited about having a lot more police in the area. She also claimed there will be new economic opportunities.

15:53

Iowa Democrats Unite Behind Cathy and Pete "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Republicans didn't start winning elections by running to the center; they won by exciting their base. Of course they played on people's fears, scapegoating immigrants, women, people of color, and people's sexual orientation. Our job is to do the opposite. We have to reach out to people's decency. We just have to get better at defining what we stand for.

15:49

President Trump calls for NFL fans to boycott teams whos players sit out the National Anthem "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The only thing you can do better if you see it is to leave the stadium

HUNTSVILLE (INTELLIHUB) President Donald Trump made clear to attendees of an Alabama rally Friday that if NFL fans were to walk out of the stadium whenever they see a player sit out the National Anthem and disrespect the flag it would rapidly change team owners stances on discipline.

It would be great to see one of those team owners say get that son of a bitch off the field right now! Hes fired! Trump said.

When people like yourselves turn on the television and you see those people taking the knee when they are playing our great national anthem its concerning, he said. Its a total disrespect of our heritage.

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15:48

310,567 Signatures Block Right To Work In Missouri "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Judy Ancel for Labor Notes - The results astounded everyone who thought they knew the Missouri labor movement: more than 300,000 signatures to repeal right to work. Thousands of union members and allies marched through the streets of the state capital August 18 to deliver 163 boxes of petitions signed by 310,567 Missourians. The signers called for a referendum to repeal the right-to-work law passed by the legislature earlier this year. The signatures gathered were more than three times the number needed. Although signatures were needed in only six of the states eight Congressional districts, there were enough to qualify from all eight, and they came from all 114 Missouri counties. The state was forced to postpone the August 28 implementation of right to work till November 2018, when voters will determine its future. The petition drive was coordinated by We Are Missouri, a coalition of unions both in and out of the state AFL-CIO. Volunteers from Missouri Jobs with Justice and the Sierra Club stepped up, too. Most of the money for the campaign came from Missouri unions, with contributions as low as $100 and as high as $83,000. Much bigger donations came from labor PACs representing the state AFL-CIO, Teamsters, and Carpenters. As of August 31, the labor side had raised $1.36 million and spent almost half of it.

15:46

Benjamin Netanyahu, Penguins and the United Nations "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Thats why Israels policy regarding the nuclear deal with Iran is very simple: Change it or cancel it. Fix it or nix it. Benjamin Netanyahu, UN General Assembly Address, 2017

While he is very much the traditional politician,

15:40

Latino Officials Arrested In Dream Act Protest Outside Trump Tower "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Ilana Novick for AlterNet - While Donald Trump was threatening to destroy North Korea in his first major speech to the United Nations, Reps. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) and Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) along with New York City council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito were being arrested outside Trump Tower, according to a statement from immigrant advocacy organization Make the Road New York. The four elected officials were among the large crowd protesting the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and demanding that Congress pass the Dream Act, which would provide a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children. A group of 12, including the four officials, blocked traffic in busy midtown Manhattan. Espaillat explained that he participated knowing the risk of arrest. "I do not take civil disobedience lightly," he explained in a statement. "As a member of Congress who was once formerly undocumented, I believe this cause is too monumental to sit idly by." Rep. Gutirrez, a member of the Judiciary Committee and the chair of the Immigration Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, emphasized the importance of participating in this action as part of a larger grassroots movement.

15:30

Media Silent as Study Finds Female Vets 250% More Likely to Commit Suicide than Female Non-Vets "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

femaleAn unprecedented report on veteran suicide statistics has revealed that female veterans are 250% more likely to take their own lives than female civilians.

15:22

Iraqi Kurdistan vote poses direct threat to Turkish national security: Turkey "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jim W. Dean - Turkey's main concern is seeing the referendum trigger an uprising in its own unhappy Kurdish regions, when it already has serious concerns with a Kurdish independent state being carved out on its southern border with Syria.

15:20

Exit From The Dark Trap (Jon video included) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

by Jon Rappoport

September 23, 2017

You can watch me talk about my collection, Exit From The Matrix, here:

In the long run, most Western and Eastern traditional metaphysics turn out to be a distraction away from The Individual. (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

The night is long, and the search is weird. Clues appear, and yet they unendingly point to other cluesand what is the real shape of the expedition? Is it a trap? Do the markers on the road produce nothing more than a closed circle?

The Outsider is an individual who looks at the complexity of events in todays world, as he decides WHAT TO DO.

These events can seem to form a labyrinth. Theyre connected in ways that bind them to each other. One path leads to another, and eventually, the individual finds himself back where he startedbut not before going on a long strange trip in the maze.

During that trip, he loses contact with his own deep desires, because is fascinated and exhausted by the details of the labyrinth.

An apt analogy would be a treasure map. It promises victory and triumph, but as the seeker follows the thread, he enters a realm of cognitive dissonance, a dance in which he seems to be coming closer and yet moving further from the ultimate prize.

Authors and researchers have offered their interpretations of the nature of the trip: there are false trails; the mystery of life will always remain a mystery; the invisible rulers know how to hide themselves from the seeker

Leaving these conclusions aside, I find that the individuals true desire can be summarized in the question: WHAT DO I WANT TO CREATE?

Answering that question, and acting on the answer with full commitment, energy, determination, and power eventually, casts a bright light on the maze and reveals its patterns and its tricks.

In other words, there is a foundation from which the individual can launch his future, and that foundation is within his graspas Ive just indicated.

Moving out from that platform, he gains new perspective. He sees the world in a new way. He stays outside the labyrinth, and he is able to act on it.

Otherwise, he sinks into it.

What Im talking about here is more than advice. Its a different slant on metaphysics. Traditionally, metaphysics concocts a picture of Reality in an ultimate formand a cursory scan of Western philosophy reveals that every philosopher paints a...

15:19

What is Red Bull X-Fighters? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

(INTELLIHUB) Imagine a competition where riders compete by jumping a 220-pound motocross bike 100-feet through the air 30 feet height while doing death-defying tricks.

The Red Bull X-Fighters event is amazing. Please watch.

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15:17

Get That Son Of A Bitch Off The Field: Trump Calls on NFL to Fire Players Who Kneel for Anthem "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

nflIn one of his most tyrannical speeches to date, Trump called on NFL players to be fired for practicing their freedom of speech. #MAGA

14:51

If you thought FEMA camps were bad, now they have FEMA barges "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Floating FEMA camps have made it to Port Arthur Texas and will house 600 or so displaced residents

PORT ARTHUR, Tex. (INTELLIHUB) Some 600 residents displaced from their homes by Hurricane Harveys devastating winds and floodwaters will now have a place to stay among one of two barges brought into the bay by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Each barge can accommodate about 300 people and will serve as a tempory residence until they manage to get back on their feet.

This is hard enough, Gwendolyn Donahue told KTIV reporter Jacque Masse. But at this moment right now, now you talkin about putting me on a barge?

Donahue said that she is not a fish and knows nothing about living on a boat.

Three meals a day will be offered on the barges along with laundry facilities and satellite TV, as KTIV reported.

You can watch the video here.

Hat Tip: @notforsalesb on Twitter

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14:46

Fact Check: Updating Cold War Myths About Thailand "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Many honest, busy analysts outside established media circles in the United States and Europe are plagued by mythologies stemming from once pseudo-truths they simply lack the time or energy to dig into and finally correct.

Among them are enduring myths

14:40

How the US Became a Warmonger Police State "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Professor David Ray Griffin is a tenacious person. He has written a number of carefully researched books that demonstrate the extraordinary shortcomings in the official account of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon and the subsequent

14:30

Police Declare Childhood Autism as Reasonable Suspicion for Detainment, Assault "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Police are claiming that a 14-year-old boy with autism justifies "reasonable suspicion" that he is on drugs, which justifies use of force against him.

14:26

The Dangerous Decline of U.S. Hegemony "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The showdown with the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea is a seminal event that can only end in one of two ways: a nuclear exchange or a reconfiguration of the international order.

While complacency is always unwarranted, the first seems

14:00

Landmark Study Establishes Link Between the Aluminum in Most Vaccines & Autism "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

aluminumA peer-reviewed study conducted by scientists at the University of British Columbia, has established a link between a popular aluminum vaccine and autism.

13:49

ISIS now defeated whats next? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Khazarian Mafia's ISIS mercenary army has been completely defeated.

13:37

Chainsaw developmental biology "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Im kind of in to how undifferentiated tissue becomes mature and acquires a specific morphology, so I liked this series of photos of a big hunk of driftwood being shaped into an octopus. It gets from here:

To here:

However, Im used to development proceeding autonomously. I dont think it would work if I just put a tree trunk and a chainsaw together in a beaker in my yard, which disappoints me. Is it a matter of getting the salt concentration just right? The temperature?

13:35

Daily Inspiration "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Perennial Wisdom is the fourfold teaching at the mystic heart of the world's religions: all life is a manifesting of a single Reality, and all humans have an innate capacity to know the One in, with, and as all life; knowing the One carries a universal ethic of compassion and justice toward all beings.

13:25

How to Persuade an Atheist to Become Christian "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In case any of my readers are interested in doing that (and some of you are! I get your email all the time), heres a WikiHow article on how to convert atheists. Its very simple, and I can summarize it in one sentence: be very nice, and for the love of god, dont talk about Christianity.

Im not kidding! Every recommendation is about demonstrating how youre a nice person, but if the atheist confronts you with any of their disagreements with Christian doctrine or mythology, youre supposed to back away gracefully and avoid addressing any of their points. Let me just inform any of you proselytizers out there that this tactic would simply increase my contempt for your religion, so dont bother. Thanks.

You know, I read the educational literature to figure out better ways to get ideas across to my students, and there are effective ways to communicate and inform. Im trying to imagine doing a better job of teaching cell biology by forming a personal rapport with my students, being friendly and kind, but running away every time Im asked a question about mitochondria. I dont think it would accomplish any of the goals I have for the class.


Wait! I found another site that reveals what happens when Christians do talk about the specifics of their religion. Its called PROVING THE INSANITY OF ATHEISM BY FACTS PHYSICS HAS NO FOREKNOWLEDGE, WHICH IS A FACT.

So physics could have never known in advance that mans body could produce knowledge.

By knowledge we take the proper food to eat which then by our organs becomes blood, and obviously we need this to live because life is in the blood. Even if you eat or if the food becomes blood you are still dead. So what happened to evolution? Who knew in advance that after food becomes blood you need veins all over your body, so the blood can flow throughout your body and also that you need a pump to keep circulating the blood? Is this a proven technology or a myth of physics? And also who knew the heart has to keep pumping constantly otherwise you are dead? Do you put the food into your mouth or evolution does? You do. If you eat food you grow, but if you do not then you do not grow. What do you see here, that food makes you grow or that evolution makes you grow?

So physics puts the food into your mouth or your knowledge puts the food in your mouth? For food to become blood, you must have different organs working to form it. Every organ has a special workmanship in order to complete the foreknowledge of the personality, but again, not by physics because physics has no foreknowledge. The atheists claim it is by physics, howev...

13:14

Sen. McCain praised by liberals over health care bill opposition "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The liberal establishment, with help from Hollywood, is showering turncoat Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) with praise after his stunning announcement that he would once again go directly against his own campaign promise and oppose the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill.

McCain made the announcement in a statement Friday, saying that he could not in good conscience vote for the repeal of a law that he ran against during his last campaign.

I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried, McCain declared.

Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will effect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it, his statement continued. Without a full CBO score, which wont be available by the end of the month, we wont have reliable answers to any of those questions.

After the announcement the liberal media immediately went to work praising the senator, with multiple news outlets spending considerable time painting McCain as some sort of hero standing up to the forces of Trump when in reality he is nothing more than an establishment puppet working for the very same masters who control the mainstream press.

Unsurprisingly, numerous Hollywood celebrities also chimed in with praise for McCain throughout Twitter, with multiple openly anti-Trump Democrats responding joyfully to the senator once again turning on not only his party, but the people who voted for him in the first place.

Some of the more pointed Tweets included:

https://twitter.com/cher/status/911298814748721152

12:55

Can the US Prevent Another Mega-Breach Like Equifax? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Cyberattacks are again generating headlines and global paranoia after Equifax, a major credit-reporting agency, announced the hack heard around the world earlier this month.

The July 29 mega-breach affected 143 million customers, from whom hackers obtained a trove of personal data including names, birth dates, Social Security and credit card numbers.

More than 30 lawsuits have already been filed against the company, at least 25 in federal courts. Just days after the disclosure of the breach, Equifaxs stock value and reputation nosedived.

Suspiciously, a trio of prescient senior executives sold $1.8 million worth of shares just three days after the company reportedly discovered the breach and a whole month before Equifax announced the news to the public.

Then on Thursday, the agency made an embarrassing move: In an attempt to help customers determine whether their data had been stolen, they inadvertently sent them to a fake phishing site masquerading as their own.

The Equifax breach, while historic in size, is no anomaly: hackers procured four billion data records last year. Described as the oil spills of the digital economy, data breaches are notoriously difficult to deter and contain due in equal parts to flimsy regulations and lax security practices.

In the US, private businesses bear the brunt of cyberattack damage control and prevention, even though many are woefully unprepared.

Internal incidents account for 43% of data losses in the country, according to a 2015 report. The tech giant IBM reports that, of the nine billion records compromised in the last four years, only 4% were encrypted. In many cases, heightened internal oversight could have protected a myriad of usernames and passwords.

In July,...

09:58

Troll Me A River: Alt-Lite Event Backed by Billionaires Implodes "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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In the wake of the death of antifascist protester Heather Heyer and the savage beating of students and youth as young as 17 in Charlottesville, VA, the Alt-Right has imploded, while encouraging its base to go underground and begin engaging in leaderless resistance. The Unite the Right protest led to condemnation from many sections of the far-Right, largely including the Alt-Lite. But the rifts were growing long before Charlottesville. In the lead-up to August 12th, both the Alt-Right and the Alt-Lite split from each other, a process that began after Nazi salutes followed Richard Spencers cries of, Hail Trump, and came to a head in late June of this year, as dueling Alt-Right and Alt-Lite free speech rallies were organized in DC, with talking heads in both camps taking shots at each other on social media.

But while the Alt-Right is in disarray, so, too, is the largely pro-Trump Alt-Lite, sometimes referred to as the New Right, which parrots much of the Alt-Rights talking points, but rejects its calls for an all-white ethno state. This disintegration was on display with the drastically low numbers seen at the Mother of All Rallies protest in DC in support of Trump, and currently in Berkeley, as Milo Yiannopoulos Free Speech Week has gone up in flames, causing many of his former supporters to distance themselves and denounce the event as a sham. On a recorded Periscope video, Alt-Lite personality Lucian Wintrich of the conspiracy theory website, The Gateway Pundit, and long time Milo friend and supporter stated that, I cant even tell you how upsetting it is for me, that this nonsense, sort of, went on. Later he would remark, It makes us all look badand its wasting peoples money. Responding to his statements in the same Periscope video was Ali Akbar, another Alt-Lite personality who stated that the people who will benefit from this disaster are establishment Republicans, white nationalists in the Alt-Right, as well as antifascists. This is not going to be a good look, he commented.

Thus, in a matter of days, the Alt-Lite has gone from calling Milos Free Speech Week the Woodstock of their movement to a complete...

09:54

Fears of Nuclear War Grow After Trumps Threat to Annihilate North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The ruling elite internationally is politically bankrupt, in a state of perplexity, terror and denial in the face of the danger that Washington will launch or provoke a nuclear war. None of them have any way to stop military escalation by the imperialist hegemon at the center of the world capitalist system.

09:46

Secret Document Reveals Former CIA Directors Plan to Make Reading WikiLeaks a Crime "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

SECRET declassified report by then-CIA Director William Casey, titled, Unauthorized Disclosures to the Media proposed creating legislation that would make possession of classified information a criminal offense.

At the time that would make anyone reading a New York

09:42

The Syrian Opposition, Who Are They and What Motivates Them? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


US training of Syrian opposition. (Photo: Daily Sabah)

Camille Otrakji
Creative Syria 2015

[Editors note: this article was written in 2015] America and France should broaden their outreach to Syrian dissidents, human rights groups, artists, professors indeed, almost anyone whos willing to talk with outsiders. They should convey the message that the West is standing with the Syrian people as they move into the future. When Syria is truly ripe for change, these helping hands can ensure a safe passage. ~ David Ignatius,  a 2005 article titled Careful with Syria

The America and France that Mr. Ignatius called on to motivate Syrians to rebel against their government was actually a group of westerners residing in Damascus: Diplomats, NGO management and staff, resident journalists and professional photographers, students studying Arabic in Damascus. Not all of course, but many.

There are three different headings under which countries in the Middle East are classified as far as the United States is concerned;

  • Most valuable allies; Israel and Saudi Arabia
  • Well-behaved allies; Jordan, Kuwait, Egypt (and many more)
  • Pressure/destabilization targets; Syria, and Iran.

If Syrias authoritarian leadership (regime) had an inherent propensity to distrust the intentions of resident foreigners eager to befriend Syrians, their extensive experience with the consequences of such contacts turned their caution into paranoia. They would question or detain anyone who travels to attend private meetings, workshops or conferences without prior arrangements with the Syrian security services. Syrians who frequently visited foreign embassies in Damascus (4thof July events, dinners at Ambassadors house etc.) were never trusted again.

Was that paranoia misplaced? In some cases it was and patriotic, decent Syrians were unfairly punished. But there were also many valid reasons to be concerned.

I will not list specific names here, but will instead expand on David Ignati...

09:02

Who is Behind Fake News? Mainstream Media Use Fake Videos and Images "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The mainstream corporate media is desperate. They want to suppress independent and alternative online media, which they categorize as "fake news". Readers on social media are warned not to go onto certain sites. Our analysis confirms that the mainstream media are routinely involved in distorting the facts and turning realities upside down.

07:12

Israel continues to seek World War III in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Russia obviously needs to challenge the Israeli regime, otherwise the regime itself will undermine everything Russian forces have ever done in the region.

06:40

Capitalism is the Problem "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

International capitalism is now facing contradictions that are built into the system and were recognized by Karl Marx already 150 years ago. To stay competitive, the capitalists suppress wages. But then the workers don't have enough money to buy their products. To solve this problem, Western consumers went into massive debt. But at some point the debt must be paid... Analysis by Marxist Econ Prof Richard D. Wolff.

06:40

Welcome to No War 2017: War and the Environment "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Welcome to No War 2017: War and the Environment. Thank you all for being here. I'm David Swanson. I'm going to speak briefly and introduce Tim DeChristopher and Jill Stein to also speak briefly. We hope to also have time for some questions as we hope to have in every part of this conference.

06:06

Scientists Create Three-In-One Antibody That Attacks 99% of HIV Strains "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

[Alphr] While this is a promising result, the treatment has only be tested on monkeys and the primate form of HIV.

A new antibody that attacks 99 per cent of strains of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been developed in the US. During trials, the anitbody protected monkeys from two forms of SHIV, the primate form of HIV, in 24 primates.

It works by binding to three critical sites on the virus, making it harder for HIV to resist its attack.  It is known as a broadly neutralizing antibody because it can attack many forms of HIV, even when the virus changes shape.

They are more potent and have greater breadth than any single naturally occurring antibody thats been discovered, Dr Gary Nabel, the chief scientific officer at Sanofi and one of the report authors, told the BBC.

As a comparison, and to put this research into perspective, the best natural antibodies previously developed attack 90 per cent of strains, while this new trispecific antibody attacks 99 per cent.

While this is a promising result, the treatment has not been tested in humans yet. The companies are now planning to start clinical trials, using the antibody on people with and without HIV.

Combinations of antibodies that each bind to a distinct site on HIV may best overcome the defenses of the virus in the effort to achieve effective antibody-based treatment and prevention, said Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of NIH.

The concept of having a single antibody that binds to three unique sites on HIV is certainly an intriguing approach for investigators to pursue.

This paper reports an exciting breakthrough, Prof Linda-Gail Bekker, the president of the International Aids Society. These super-engineered antibodies seem to go beyond the natural and could have more applications than we have imagined to date.

The results of the study, by the US National Institutes of Health and the pharmaceutical company Sanofi, are published in Science. Thankfully, HIV is not the life sentence it once was. This latest breakthrough joins a line of research into curing and treating the virus.

In October, the NHS working with immunologists at UK universities reported that the first patient being treated in an HIV study had shown remarkable results, with no sign of the virus after initial treatment.

...

06:05

Autumn Starts Today Following the Driest and Warmest in Seattle Records "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Autumn started today at 1:02 PM, with night and day being equal; thus it is given the name autumnal equinox.   The other neat thing about today is that the border between day and night, called the terminator, is oriented exactly north-south, as seen in the following visible satellite image:



As suggested in my previous blog, this is a summer for the record books.    As shown by a table prepared by the Seattle National Weather Service forecast office, Seattle-Tacoma Airport had the driest summer on record, with only .52 inches.    This table has an issue...they combine the downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac records (Sea Tac only goes to 1945), which is really a problem since the precipitation climatology of the two is different.  As shown in my previous blog, the lowest previous summer precipitation at Sea-Tac was 1.28 inches, making this years record even more impressive.


The summer was also very warm, and we tied the record for average summer high with 78.6F.

Really quite an amazing year, with the wettest winter on record and the driest summer on record.  Both were due to persistent upper atmospheric flow anomalies (differences from climatology).  This summer a persistent ridge of high pressure was parked over us, with a trough of low pressure over the eastern U.S.  They were unusually cold and wet, we were unusually warm and dry.  

Why such anomalies?   We don't know.   Could be typical chaotic behavior of the atmosphere.  At this point, there is no reason to believe such patterns are associated with global warming--climate models forced by increasing greenhouse gases don't produce them.  

Our feathered friends know t...

06:02

Jim Carrey Has A Response To Reactions Over His Bizarre Interview And It Has People Thinking "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

[CE] In the interview, Jim said a number of things that either had people thinking he was crazy, or recognizing that he was trying to share a deeper message.

To be fair, Jim could have been clearer in the message he was trying to convey. As an avid explorer into consciousness, I understood what he was getting at, but not everyone will. Some also felt he was being rude, which might be true, but at the same time hes a comedian and was clearly playing some sort of character during the interview.

One thing is clear, however: He created a stir and its a stir around a subject that, if embraced by society, would radically change our world for the better.

His controversial interview contained statements like:

Theres no meaning to any of this. I wanted to find the most meaningless thing that I could come to and join, and here I am. I mean, youve got to admit, its completely meaningless.

There is no me. There is just things happening Heres the thing: Its not our world. Thats the key. We dont matter. We dont matter. Theres the good news.

Jims Response

He was asked to respond to questions about the interview, as the internet had gone wild reading about it.

In his response he draws upon a number of important reflection points we have been covering here at CE for many years and are glad to see are making their way into mainstream conversation a little more.

As an actor you play characters, and if you go deep enough into those characters, you realize your own character is pretty thin to begin with. You suddenly have this separation and go, Whos Jim Carrey? Oh, he doesnt exist actually, Carrey said. Theres just a relative manifestation of consciousness appearing, and someone gave him a name, a religion, a nationality, and he clustered those together into something thats supposed to be a personality, and it doesnt actually exist. None of that stuff, if you drill down, is real.

I believe I got famous so I could let go of fame, and its still happening, but not with me, he continued. Im not a part of it anymore. Dressing happens, doing hair happens, interviewing happens, but it happens without me, without the idea of a me. You know what Im saying? Its a weird little semantic jump, and its not that far, but its a universe apart from where most people are.

He also told W Magazine:

Were a bunch of ide...

05:41

Ask A Sithrak Worshipper: Sept 23, The World Ends "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Is Sithrak planning to end the world on Sept 23? [express]

No!

Sithrak is going to fuck everyone up when they die, so it makes no difference whether they die now, or later. It makes no difference whether they die in the flames of Planet X slamming into Earths atmosphere, if they choke to death on a chicken bone, or if they die of boredom watching re-runs of Friends in their favorite chair.

How the christians think it will end

Creating an entire extra planet to smack into Earth is way too much effort for Sithrak.

The christian god is a great big megalomaniacal asshole, over the top and full of hate for everybeing thats not like him. But being full of hate requires caring way too much.

Sithrak is the low-energy god, wholl get you when you die and not a moment sooner. He doesnt care. If you are reading this after the 24th, you can rest comfortably knowing the christian god is probably not real, and that Sithrak still hates you anyway.

PS we couldnt decide whether to post this just before the day the christians think it will all and, or just after so we could laugh at them. But we try to be like Sithrak; either way, it doesnt matter.

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I see that other FTBloggers have tried their miserable best to answer this question, already. I decided to delay posting this until the very last minute on the 22nd so that, in your desperate, fearful moments before midnight, you can learn the truth. Or, if Im wrong and the world ends, you wont have time to post comments saying Im wrong.

04:50

Corrupting the Kids 360 Degrees of Mind Control from Cradle to Grave [Video] "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

One of the preferred animal for occultic sacrifice rituals is a KID goat baby goats are called kids, thats why I dont use the word the same word parents may use to describe you and your siblings!

Mother goats are nannies. Fathers are called billy goats.

The Satanic Masonic Mainstream owned corporations wants everyone to call their families after Goats Sacrifice doesnt always mean death it can also mean being sacrificed to the $lave $ystem.

We are in the information age. We can think for ourselves. We dont need their f**ked up system.

Information is free unlike the Masonic Mainstream Satanic education systems world wide charging 30K for lies and deceptions.

THE MATRIX world is really free, we are free, but Mind Trapped in the Twilight DisneySatanic Zone Illusion.

WATCH THIS COMPELLING VIDEO!!!

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04:41

Louisiaina Officer Arrested Officer For Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A Louisiana police officer has been arrested after having sex with a 16-year-old, which is illegal for the 29 year old officer.

Louisiana State Police arrested Craig David of the Breaux Bridge Police Department on charges of carnal knowledge of a juvenile, computer-aided solicitation of a minor and malfeasance in office, reported KATC.

Louisiana law defines carnal knowledge as consensual sex with a teen under age 17 and at least 4 years younger than the accused.

David is at the St. Martin Parish Detention Center, with bond set at $40,000.

Police Chief Rollie Cantu asked state police to investigate after getting a complaint this month. State police said in a news release that the alleged misconduct began in December.

According to state police, the investigation is ongoing.

(Article By Jeremiah Jones)

04:14

Jamie Dimon is Right to Fear Cryptocurrency "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jamie Dimon considers cryptocurrency "worth nothing" for one reason only: Because his company -- the largest bank in the United States and among the largest in the world -- doesn't control it. And that's one of several reasons why others find it very valuable indeed.

04:04

Harvard Study Proves Apple Purposely Slows Down Old iPhones in Order to Sell Millions of New Models "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

[BannedInfo] It seems as though the Apple company has been taking some pretty drastic measures in order to sell their new products, and Americans are getting more and more ticked off.

Companies have been using similar methods for years, and it almost seems as though weve become used to being screwed over, but what Apple has been up to is a little different.

Apple comes out with a new model of the iPhone every so often, and every single time a new model comes out it seems like millions of Americans have their hearts set on getting their hands on the newest model. Now, think about this trick. What if Apple were to make their older models slower as new models come out?

Well, people have been complaining that, ironically enough, their Apple products seem to become slower and slower right before a new model of that product is released and they arent just imagining things.

A Harvard University study has just been released, and they did what a lot of people with Google Trends could do. They explained that Google searches for iPhone slow have had specific spikes throughout the years. They spike every single time a new iPhone model is released.

Laura Trucco performed the study, and it also compared the results to Samsung Galaxy slow search results. Trucco found that the same spike pattern in searches didnt happen before the release of new Samsung phone models.

This theory has been presented before, and with good reason. A New York Times writer had put it out there that Apple may actually be configuring their new operating systems to only work correctly on brand new devices.

Writer Catherine Rampell said:

When major innovations remain out of reach, and degrading durability threatens to tick off loyal customers, companies like Apple can still take a cue from the fashion industry.

Americans need to understand how these corporations really work. They purposely make devices to fail when new ones are coming out. They hire experts in efficiency in order to get the biggest profit out of every single product they make. Although, not all corporations are exactly the same, they all have tricks to making money if theyre successful.

04:01

WATCH: Racist Threatens To beat the sh*t Out Of Latino Teens For Speaking Spanish "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A viral Facebook video shows Latino teenagers being harassed by a racist man who was triggered by hearing a non-English language spoken.

He threatened to beat the sh*t out of them after he heard them talking to one another in Spanish in a restaurant bathroom, reported Raw story.

The video, filmed in the parking lot of an Applebees in El Paso, shows a white man exiting the restaurant and confronting Latino teenagers.

Upon seeing the teens, he steps toward them and starts his racist rant.

Piece of s**y Mexicans, think they can do whatever the f**k they want, he says.

Youre wearing a sombrero, he yells at them. I guarantee I could beat the sh*t out of all of you!

At this point, another man steps in and helps keep the man away from the teens by turning him towards his car.

Id rather go to jail than live in a country with a piece of sh*t like you! the man yells as hes being pushed away. You are a piece of sh*t assh*le!

The video was posted on Facebook by a user named Jos Prieto, who writes that the trouble started when he and his friends were speaking Spanish in the restroom and this man just started calling us Sh*tty Mexicans.

Watch the video below:

(Article By Jeremiah Jones)

04:00

Mom is too Scared to Open Front Door, Then Checks Security Camera "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

[BannedInfo] We all warn our children to never open the front door for strangers, especially when they are home alone.

Its a scary, but true, fact that danger often shows up right at our front door. One adult decided to follow the same rule for herself that she had set for her children. Melissa Vang made the decision to not open her front door when she checked to see who was ringing the doorbell and didnt recognize the young man who was standing there.

There are tons of stories that support Vangs apprehension of opening the front door for strangers. Unfortunately, not everyone has good intentions when they come knocking on strangers doors. This was not the case for Vang.

When Vang heard someone knocking on her front door she was home with her two young children. She decided against opening it. The security camera at her front door would capture footage of whoever was knocking, so she knew she could just check the footage after the stranger left. What she saw on the security footage was not what she expected at all.

She was touched to see that the stranger knocking on her door was a teenage boy who definitely wasnt trying to start any trouble. The young man, Tyler Opdyke, was actually doing the right thing, which is unusual in this day and age. His integrity showed through in that security camera footage. He actually looked for a camera on the exterior of the home and seemed relieved when he spotted one.

Opdyke was seen waving something at the camera, which was actually something that Vang was very happy to see. Vangs husband had lost his wallet on the driveway while getting into his car, and Opdyke had picked it up. He showed the money in the wallet to the camera and turned the wallet so the entire thing could be seen. He then left the camera at the door for the homeowner to find.

You can see the footage below:

The young man was in Vangs neighborhood to pass out flyers to promote his uncles pest control business. When he spotted the wallet with $1,500 cash in it along with numerous credit cards, he knew he had to do something. Vangs husband had so much cash in his wallet because he had been collecting cash for an event.

Opdyke explained that he had heard the children inside the home, but when no one answered he decided to show the wallet to the camera to let the homeowner know the real reason why he was knocking. He then placed it on the door mat. When interviewed by KXTV Opdyke explained, Ive been raised in the Church all my life and I just felt this is not mine.

Vang actually tracked Opdyke down in order to reward him for his kind...

03:38

Trump Calls Colin Kaepernick a Son of a b*tch During Rally "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

While campaigning for Alabama Senate runoff candidate, President Donald Trump went on a tangent and called former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as a son of a b*tch.

Wouldnt you love to see one of our NFL owners, when somebody disrespects the flag, say, Get that son of a b*tch off the field right now. Out. Hes firedFIRED! Trump said at the rally.

The crowd of Trump supporters respond by chanting USA, USA, USA, as Trump smugly smiles while leaning to the side. Impressing even himself with how easily he can manipulate his supporters.

Trump continues, suggesting again that NFL owners, his friends, should fire people for what he calls disrespecting the flag and disrespecting our heritage, proving he has no idea why people are actually kneeling during the anthem.

 


Immediately, Twitter took Trump to task over his language and behavior.

When was the last time a sitting President said son of a b*tch on purpose at a rally? activist-journalist Sean King tweeted. Has that ever happened?

Read some of the shocked and angry reactions below.

 

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03:11

Whites Only Stickers Falsely Attributed To #BLM Appear At St. Louis Restaurants "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

St. Louis restaurant owners were upset when Whites Only stickers with the hashtag #BLM began appearing at their businesses. It turns out that BLM had nothing to do with it. A group of young white males was caught on security cameras doing the deed to try to cause problems for BLM.

The Grove district in St. Louis is a diverse area and home to a large number of bars and restaurants. On Tuesday night, someone placed stickers that read Whites Only on businesses in the area, upsetting both owners and patrons. In the corner of the stickers was the hashtag #BLM, often used by the Black Lives Matter movement, reported The Root.

The idiots that committed the act while trying to frame a movement apparently did not realize that most businesses have cameras in this age. When police examined the footage, they realized the stickers were placed by a group of white males.

The video, obtained by television station KMOV, shows a group of Caucasian males placing the stickers on doors and windows in the area.

The Grove contains businesses owned by people of a variety of nationalities and races, which makes the sticker placement even more strange.

Police are allegedly looking into the matter.

Watch the video below showing white males putting up the stickers:
KMOV.com
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)

03:10

Former Colorado Beef Ranch Is Now A Thriving Animal Sanctuary "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

If you truly love animals, eschew the beef tartare and try out some veggie lentil loaf. This is what owners Jen and Tray Federici did, but with their entire business in Colorado.

Now, their Larkspur-based ranch is now a thriving animal sanctuary. Once a lucrative business that butchered and sold cows for profit, the Surf and Turf Animal Sanctuary is now a safe haven for a variety of species.

Both Jen and Try are lifelong animal lovers. They never really realized the disconnect of their passion and professions unit last year, however. After being unable to cope with the killing of an older cow they had selected from their herd, the couple decided change was needed.

Said Jen, We officially had our last ham Christmas 2016. We never looked back after that. We swore off all meat as well as all animal products. Needless to say, we have never felt better or more healthy, both mentally and physically.

In the summer of 2017, the duo transformed their 100-acre ranch into a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Animal Rescue and Sanctuary. VegNews reports that it is now a home to a variety of rescue animals, including longhorn cows, calves, pigs, goats, chickens, and zebras among others.

We choose to go forward in our lives not as consumers of animals but as ambassadors for them, Jen Federici says. No animal wants to di...

03:09

This Teachers Gross Experiment Is Showing Students Why They Need To Wash Their Hands "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Credit: Donna Gill Allen

If youve ever worked at an elementary school, or have kids, or even observed kids, youll know one thing: that they are unsanitary, messy, and generally dont wash their hands unless theyre told to. This is why illnesses are so prevalent in places where kids reign, but the problem is that this habit of not washing your hands often continues later on in life.

Thats what Health Occupation teacher Donna Gill Allen at Cape Fear High School in North Carolina is trying to prevent with her students. Though these high school students arent the ones youd expect with this type of basic experiment, this experiment and the lesson learned from it can be applied to people of all ages. Its easy to do, too. Allen took to Facebook to explain the process.

You use three pieces of bread. You let all the kids see you put a piece of bread in a baggy with a glove on hence controlled then you wash your hands and put a piece of bread in a baggy for clean last but definitely not least you pass a piece of bread around and let every kid in class touch it then you put it in a baggy and label it dirty, she said.

Then you sit back and wait for the mold to start forming, which, as one can expect, happens rapidly on the bread that was touched by dirty hands. You can see the end result of the easy experiment in the photo below.

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03:06

Web Exclusive: Babbler denounces vandalism against Mayor Claar (Mixed) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Like many residents, we were shocked to learn today about the vandalizing of Mayor Roger Claars home.  His house was spray-painted with swastikas, his US and Bolingbrook flags stolen, and a message was left demanding his resignation.  Rachel M. Tuszynski, a Bolingbrook resident, is in jail and awaiting trial in October.

Bolingbrook, IL Mayor Roger Claar

File photo of Bolingbrook Mayor Roger C. Claar. (Image from the Village of Bolingbrook web page.)

The staff of the Babbler condemns this crime against Claar and his family.  We can disagree without resorting to vandalism and threats of violence.  Regardless of the motivation, this act is unacceptable.

Some issues divide Bolingbrook, but we believe most residents will join us in condemning this attack against Claar.  We cannot solve our disagreements through violence. Bolingbrook is better than this.

02:44

ACLU Sues City of St. Louis For Police Misconduct During Protests "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

There have been a lot of protests recently in St. Louis, Missouri after a judge declared a cop not guilty of murdering an unarmed black man that he shot with an assault rifle while the victim was in his car.

The ACLU was fed up with police misconduct during the protests and has filed a lawsuit against the city of St. Louis for unlawful and unconstitutional actions during protests of the not guilty verdict.

The lawsuit, announced in a press release, centers on the use of chemical weapons, interference with people filming police activity and violation of due process during the kettling incident downtown on Sunday, reported The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

To create long-term change, we must address the problems of policing and racial disparities collaboratively, the press release said. Law enforcement officers, community members, experts, advocates, and elected officials must come together to create sustainable solutions. We must foster understanding and trust.

121 people were arrested Sunday night following the kettling process, including a Post-Dispatch reporter who was reporting on the scene, as well as other reporters who filmed the illegal police activities. Most of the charged were accused of failure to disperse.

Mike Faulk, The Post-Dispatch reported abused and arrested, said that he was on the ground and his hands were bound with zip ties...

02:23

A Message to all Freedom Loving People A New Voice is Heard in the Land "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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from The Covenanters

www.bbsradio.com/herewestand 

Five centuries ago on October 31, Martin Luther launched the Protestant Revolution against Roman tyranny: a revolt that led to the establishment of Freedom of Conscience and political and spiritual liberty across the world. When ordered to renounce his views, Luther hurled back at his papal enemies, Here I stand: I can do no other.

Today, as people everywhere battle against a global corporate tyranny spawned from the same Roman institution, free men and women are launching their own revolt with the same defiant spirit of Here We StandWe the People we can do nothing other than reclaim our minds, our lives and our world as sovereign communities under the universal Common Law.

A new movement known as the Covenanters has emerged today in five countries that embodies this reclamation: a political and spiritual campaign to undo corporate tyranny and the genocidal institutions that are enslaving humanity and destroying our world. On October 1, the Covenanters will inaugurate their new blog talk radio program called Here We Stand: a platform to unite, inspire and mobilize the sacred remnant that will lead our people out of their chains into a new socie...

02:14

Watch: California Cop Murders Unarmed High School Student "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A Huntington Beach, California police officer was caught on video shooting a high school student several times in front of a 7-11 after struggling with him on the ground early Friday morning.

The police department has not released many details yet but confirmed the teen died at a hospital after being shot multiple times.

The shooting occurred at the 7-Eleven at 6012 Edinger Ave., reported KTLA.

A woman who heard the shots posted on Facebook that other students in the area confirmed he was a junior at Marina High School.

There is no evidence in the videos to suggest the teen was armed, and he was not making any threatening move or moving towards the officer when he was gunned down.

The video shows the teen pulling something from the officers belt while the officer is on top of him, but it is not clear what that object is.

But the man who recorded the video tweeted that it was the officers clip, meaning the magazine for his gun. This by itself is harmless.

The cop then jumps off him and pull his gun out, telling him to get down while shooting him several times.

The teen then spins around slowly as he is being killed, then falls against the wall and hits the ground.

Watch graphic video of the incident below:

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02:02

Video Shows Cop Shoot Man 7 Times, Killing Him Outside of a Convenience Store "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A video recently uploaded to twitter shows a Huntington Beach police officer shooting a man outside of a 7/11 convenience store.

02:01

3 Times Cops Posted About Weed Busts on FB This Week and Instantly Regretted It "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

(ANTIMEDIA) Drug warrior cops are having a rough week on social media. Police departments have taken to Facebook and other platforms to boast about drug busts, and in turn, theyre receiving strong pushback from internet users, particularly when cannabis is concerned.

From North Carolina and Ohio to Indiana, Missouri, and Texas, cops have been taking a beating.

On September 7, Lincolnton, North Carolina police posted a mugshot of a young man charged with PWISD (possession of a controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver) of marijuana, as well as Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. They estimated the street value of the confiscated drugs to be a whopping $200.

Though the post went relatively unnoticed for over a week, by Wednesday, both trolls and serious commenters had descended upon it. Dont do drugs, itll ruin your life. Thats true, in most cases its the government that ruins that persons life, one Facebook user wrote in a comment that received over 1,000 likes.

The comments ranged from sarcastic to serious:

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02:00

Two Speeches at Fulton, 71 Years Apart "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In his speech at Westminster College, Senator Sanders, an Independent from Vermont, drew "a direct link between the United States' foreign policy and his own longstanding message of economic equality." He stressed that "the planet will not be secure or peaceful when so few have so much and so many have so little."

01:16

The North Koreans have Trump sized up "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In the war of words between Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, we have to declare that Kim (or at least his translator) is the clear winner when it comes to trading insults. While Trump has called Kim rocket man and a madman, the first sounds childish and the second is unoriginal. Kim, on the other hand, called Trump a dotard and that had people scrambling for their dictionaries. Liz Posner says that the Oxford English Dictionary defines it as an old person, especially one who has become weak or senile, meaning someone in his dotage I guess.

According to the Associated Press:

[Korean Central News Agency] may have simply resorted to a Korean-English dictionary. Putting neukdari into a popular online Korean-English dictionary in South Korea returns two English equivalents: an aged (old) person and a dotard.

There has been a widening linguistic divide between the rival Koreas, but neukdari has the same meaning in North Korea as in the South, according to a South Korean organization involved in a now-stalled project to produce a joint dictionary.

It looks like any of those alternatives would have Trump too.

01:12

Kim Jong-Un Delivers Rare Personal Address to Donald Trump "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

North Koreas leader Kim Jong-Un has offered a rare personal statement in the aftermath of the US Presidents remarks at the United Nations General Assembly which threatened the destruction of North Korea. Additionally, Donald Trump referred to the man North

01:11

Trump's Was One of the Most Bizarre UN Speeches in History "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Although most of Trump's venom was directed against North Korea, he also castigated Iran, Cuba, Syria, and Venezuela. The baring of Trump's fangs toward the five countries is in keeping with the neoconservative foreign policy drift of his administration. Iranian President Hasan Rouhani, in New York for the General Assembly session, succinctly characterized Trump's speech as "ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric."

01:10

Out in the Open: Monsantos Involvement in the Retraction of the Sralini Paper "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Claire Robinson reports that internal Monsanto documents released by attorneys leading US cancer litigation show that Monsanto attempted to suppress a study showing adverse effects of Roundup herbicide. The full report may be read here.

She writes:

The study, led

01:06

The Worst Mistake in US History "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Featured image: U.S. Army (USA) M1A1 Abrams MBT (Main Battle Tank), and personnel from A Company (CO), Task Force 1st Battalion, 35th Armor Regiment (1-35 Armor), 2nd Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 1st Armored Division (AD), pose for a photo under

01:03

Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill And The Corexit Oil Dispersant Health Problems Confirmed "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Catherine J. Frompovich Back on April 20, 2010, a major environmental catastrophe occurred in the Gulf of Mexico when the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling...

01:01

U.S. Is Not Ready for the End of War in Syria. The White House does Not Want Peace "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It is no secret that the American government has been supporting terrorist groups during the entire Syrian conflict. One of these days, another fact proving this statement was recorded.

On September 20, Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) militants with their allies

00:58

Americas Military Footprint Lands in Israel "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Featured image: Israel Air Force Brig. Gen. Zvika Haimovich, the IDFs air defense commander, left, with U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Gronski at the ground-breaking ceremony for the new permanent U.S. Army base in Israel. (Israel Defense Forces)

VISIT MY

00:57

Brexiting Hard: Boris Johnson Goes to War "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Times was none too pleased, riled and concerned. Contributors to The Spectator were wondering whether an imminent implosion was about to take place.  Who would profit from this act of suicide, this ritual of Tory party cannibalism? The Labour

00:53

Syria Russia Accusing U.S. of Attacks, Abduction Attempts, Team-play with Al-Qaeda "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The situation in Syria is reaching another critical point. There is an increased possibility of a large scale clash between U.S. and Russian forces. We had warned of such a clash over control of the rich fields east of Deir

00:52

Video: US-backed Forces Push for Syrian Oil "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Early on Friday, the Israeli Air Force struck a target in the Damascus International Airport, according to pro-opposition sources and the Israeli media. There are no details about the damage caused by airstrikes. Pro-Israeli sources claim that the Israeli Air

00:52

What Were Forgetting in March to War with North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Editors Note: The following is an English translation of an article that appeared in the September 19 edition of the Okinawan daily newspaper Ryukyu Shimpo. It was written by Satoko Oka Norimatsu, editor of the Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus. Norimatsu is also the Director of Vancouver, BC, Canada-based Peace Philosophy Centre. 

This article, which the author translated into English herself, has been reposted with permission from Ryukyu Shimpo and lightly edited for clarity.

(ANTIMEDIA)  In a joint media conference with the Korean president Moon Jae-in on September 6, Russian President Vladimir Putin raised concerns over the possible impact of a total oil embargo (endorsed by the U.S., South Korea, and Japan) on civilian life in North Korea, including the negative effects on hospitals and other vital infrastructure.

Thankfully, the new set of sanctions that was subsequently approved by the United Nations Security Council approximately a week later did not include the total embargo, yet almost all Japanese media reported this as disappointing news.

Do Japanese people not care if innocent civilians freeze to death in North Korea, where the average temperature during the winter months is below zero?

Japan, hand in hand with the biggest nuclear power in the world, continues to threaten North Korea on a daily basis with their military bases and joint military exercises. Through this provocation, they also threaten Russia and China. The U.S. and its allies call their superpower threat deterrence, and, by comparison, they call the small and isolated countrys desperate effort to protect their sovereignty provocation. Mentions of severe sanctions and military force are made with ease and without any objection. Clearly, the Japanese government, media, and its people do not seem to consider the lives and livelihoods of the people on the Korean Peninsula whether North or South as important or noteworthy.

Even U.S. chief strategist Steve Bannon expressed major concerns over the 10 million...

00:51

Selected Articles: Trumps Imprudence Before the UN General Assembly "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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

00:20

Barbarism and Shame: Why the US Refuses a Korea Peace Treaty "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

For reasons of political self-preservation, Washington must live in denial of historical reality. US leaders out of necessity have to construct an alternative, fictional narrative for their nation's conduct. Because if historical reality were acknowledged, the rulers in Washington, and the whole edifice of presumed American greatness, would implode from the endemic moral corruption.

00:19

Prenatal Fluoride Exposure Lowers Babies Intelligence, Study Shows "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Pregnant womens urine fluoride levels are linked to lower intelligence in their offspring, according to a US government-sponsored study published in Environmental Health Perspectives (September 2017), and at levels commonly found in US adults.

Fluoridation lobbyists cavalierly dismissed this study because it was conducted on women from Mexico which makes it irrelevant to the US, they claim.  However, urine fluoride levels in healthy US adults in US fluoridated areas are similar and is a measure of one's total fluoride intake from all sources. 

The lead researcher, Dr. Howard Hu, also disagrees with their assessment. He is quoted in the media as saying This is a very rigorous epidemiology study. You just cant deny it. Its directly related to whether fluoride is a risk for the neurodevelopment of children. So, to say it has no relevance to the folks in the US, seems disingenuous.

Most US water suppliers add unnecessary fluoride chemicals into public water supplies in a failed attempt to reduce tooth decay for political not scientific reasons.

Hu says the study also suggests that the prenatal nervous system may be more sensitive to fluoride compared to that of school-aged children.

This new careful investigation, by respected researchers from respected institutions and published in a respected peer-reviewed journal, adds to a f...

00:04

Containing the Crisis: A History of Mass Incarceration and Rebellion in the Rustbelt "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Containing the Crisis: A History of Mass Incarceration and Rebellion in the Rustbelt appeared first on It's Going Down.

Written by the Rustbelt Abolition Research Collective (a project of MAPS: Michigan Abolition and Prisoner Solidarity). When youve finished reading this text, please consider printing more copies and hosting a reading group in your community. Or, at the very least, pass this copy along to someone who might appreciate its perspective.

To download the zine, follow this link.

To print as a zine, open with Adobe and print as a booklet, double-sided, and flip on short edge.

Prologue:

In a small town in Michigans Upper Peninsula, about an hour north of the Mackinac Bridge, a 50-acre site surrounded by two perimeter chain-link fences, monitored with electronic security devices, topped with razor-ribbon wire, and patrolled by armed personnel holds 1,200 people that have been labelled criminals. They are fathers, husbands, workers, activists, comrades. Many of them are from the Detroit area. This means they are held 5 hours from their homes. This prison is named Kinross Correctional Facility. It is part of an archipelago of similar facilities found across the state of Michigan and holding a total of 43,000 prisoners.

On September 9th, 2016, with the go-ahead given by some of the Kinross prison officials, the prisoners organized a work stoppage in which no person went to their assigned jobs. On the following day, September 10th, they organized a peaceful demonstration to draw attention to the inhospitable conditions of the facility. But the prison officials lied through their teeth and responded with violence. Despite the Michigan Department of Corrections attempts to cover up the repression that followed, we now know that a tactical team descended upon the prison armed with rifles. These cops ripped hundreds of men out of their cells, ziptied them, and left them in the prison yard for hours in the middle of a rainstorm. The suppression of the rebellion cost the state upwards of $900,000. And now many of these prisoners are facing two years in solitary confinement. Suddenly the national spotlight was shined on these people and the conditions that spawned their rebellion.

But these conditions were not created overnight. The growth of prisons in Michigan, as in the broader Rustbelt region, is a response to decades of crisis. To understand the Kinross Rebellion, and to build a stronger movement of resistance to state violence, we must loo...

Friday, 22 September

23:58

Walking Righteous In A Land Of Deception "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.  Edmund Burke Todays world is one of mercilessly cutthroat ambition, where typically the strong thrive while the meek take a back seat and wither in the dust of the preemptive go-getters. It is commonly said that, nice guys finish last, and unfortunately []

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23:50

SHOCKING: LOOK HOW MANY COUNTRIES ARE ABANDONING THE US DOLLAR!!! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A new world monetary system is being set up right now which will completely kill the US dollar, which is the worlds reserve currency.

23 countries (60% of the worlds GDP) are setting up swap lines which bypass the dollar and SWIFT, which is the dollar-based worldwide financial transaction system.

These countries include Russia, China, India, and even Germany, France, and the United Kingdom.

Once the new system is in place, our dollar wont be needed in these countries and a new reserve currency will come into being. All those dollars in foreign accounts will come home, which will annihilate our monetary system.

Also, China just announced that it will stop purchasing our debt (holding dollars in reserve). This will force The Federal Reserve to print even more dollars than the $85 billion its currently printing.

World reserve currencies have always had a limited life span and ours is up.

For several years, financial analysts, primarily those outside the mainstream of academia, have been warning that any day could be the black swan event that collapses the dollar, and ends U.S. hegemony as caretaker of the worlds reserve currency. That day has finally arrived as on Nov. 18, 2016 a former head trader for a major financial institution issued a harbinger and stated that 23 countries, and 60% of the worlds GDP, are right now setting up new swap lines which bypass the dollar, SWIFT, and the BIS, and will usher in a new global currency system which will kill the dollar.

The thoughts that are put into the minds of men that are aware of what is occurring on trading floors all over the world is when? When is also the question that I get asked about quite often by thousands of people. So what is the when?

The when is what is the sure sign that this fraudulent sham that we call an economy is over?

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23:49

What We Do and Dont Know About Facebooks New Political Ad Transparency Initiative "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

On Thursday, Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced several steps to make political ads on the worlds largest social network more transparent. The changes follow Facebooks acknowledgment earlier this month that $100,000 worth of political ads were placed during the 2016 election cycle by inauthentic accounts linked to Russia.

The changes also follow ProPublicas launch of a crowdsourcing effort earlier this month to collect political advertising from Facebook. Our goal was to ensure that political ads on Facebook, which until now have largely avoided scrutiny, receive the same level of fact-checking by journalists, advocacy groups and political opponents as do print, broadcast and radio political ads. We hope to have some results to share soon.

In the meantime, heres what we do and dont know about how Facebooks changes could play out.

How does Facebook plan to increase disclosure of funders of political ads?

In his statement, Zuckerberg said that Facebook will start requiring political advertisers to disclose which page paid for an ad.

This is a reversal for Facebook. In 2011, the company argued to the Federal Election Commission that it would be inconvenient and impracticable to include disclaimers in political ads because the ads are so small in size.

While the commission was too divided to make a decision on Facebooks request for an advisory ruling, the deadlock effectively allowed the company to continue omitting disclosures. (The commission has just reopened discussion of whether to require disclosure for internet advertising).

Now Facebook appears to have dropped its objections to adding disclosures. However, the problem with Facebooks plan of only revealing which page purchased the ad is that the source of the money behind the page is not always clear.

What is Facebook doing to make political ads more transparent to the public?

Zuckerberg also said that Facebook will start to require political advertisers to place on their pages all the ads they are currently running to any audience on Facebook.

This requirement could mean the end of the so-ca...

23:47

Over 100 Days on Hunger Strike: Urgent Call for Solidarity with Mapuche Political Prisoners "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Urgent Call for National and International Solidarity in Support of the 107+ Day Mapuche Political Prisoner Hunger Strike

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Since July 7th, 2017, four Mapuche Political Prisoners have maintained a hunger strike that has now lasted upwards of over 107 days. They have been held in pre-trial custody for over a year, under what has been considered an abusive and irregular process under the Anti-Terrorist Law in using anonymous witnesses. Despite the announcements made by the Prosecutor, Luis Torres, in finalizing the investigation seven months ago, bypassing the recent Chilean Independence celebrations, the trial has yet to commence. Family members and support networks have solicited the Chilean government to deal with the prisoners situation, recurring to regional authorities and even to the Ministers of the Interior and Justice, but these have remained evasive and broad in their response. Family and prisoner support networks had given a 72-hour ultimatum, which ended on Wednesday September 20th, 2017, with no response from government officials.

Various protests have taken place nationally and internationally that demand justice for Lonko [Chief] Alfredo Tralcal Coche, and brothers Ariel Alexis Trangol Galindo, Benito Rubn Trangol Galindo, and Pablo Ivn Trangol Galindo, imprisoned in the Penitentiary Centre of Temuco. They wait for the word of  Mario Fernandez, Minister of the Interior, to resolve this complex and critical moment, where new lives are at risk,  already surpassing the ultimatum date put forward by family and support networks of the Mapuche Political Prisoners.

In Santiago, [Chiles capital city], protests took place around the National Stadium this past September 19th. Nvtram ceremonies were also held at Welen Hill (aka Santa Lucia), as well as a mass protest called for the September 20th ultimatum in support of the Mapuche Political Prisoners. Occupations have taken place in the National Corporation for Indigenous Development (CONADI) in Santiago, after a march from the Ministry of the Interior. Protests also took place on September 18th during the State mass commemorating Chilean Independence at the Santiago Cathedral, the military parade, and in the Andes township of Curarrahue, where international roads were blocked. Other protests in the capita city have been called for September 21st at 7PM in the...

23:35

The health care debate heats up "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

There will be a town hall style debate on the new health care bill on Monday at 9:00pm on CNN. It will feature Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy on one side and Bernie Sanders and Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar on the other. It should be a good debate since I doubt that any senator has studied the issue of health care more than Sanders. But unfortunately I dont get cable TV and will have to read about it later.

Meanwhile, Republicans seem to be concerned that late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmels attacks on their latest health care proposal is gaining attention and have decided to fight back by criticizing him. But Kimmel is not backing down and for the third straight night he explains why the bill is so bad that pretty much every organization associated with health care opposes it.

23:34

The Killing of History ~John Pilger "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


The lone survivor of an all-women anti-aircraft battery near Hanoi. Most were teenagers. (Photo: John Pilger 1975)

John Pilger

One of the most hyped events of American television, The Vietnam War, has started on the PBS network. The directors are Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.  Acclaimed for his documentaries on the Civil War, the Great Depression and the history of jazz, Burns says of his Vietnam films, They will inspire our country to begin to talk and think about the Vietnam war in an entirely new way.


Still from the PBS Vietnam documentary. 

In a society often bereft of historical memory and in thrall to the propaganda of its exceptionalism, Burns entirely new Vietnam war is presented as epic, historic work. Its lavish advertising campaign promotes its biggest backer, Bank of America, which in 1971 was burned down by students in Santa Barbara, California, as a symbol of the hated war in Vietnam.

Burns says he is grateful to the entire Bank of America family which has long supported our countrys veterans.  Bank of America was a corporate prop to an invasion that killed perhaps as many as four million Vietnamese and ravaged and poisoned a once bountiful land. More than 58,000 American soldiers were killed, and around the same number are estimated to have taken their own lives.

I watched the first episode in New York. It leaves you in no doubt of its intentions right from the start. The narrator says the war was begun in good faith by decent people out of fateful misunderstandings, American overconfidence and Cold War misunderstandings.

The dishonesty of this statement is not surprising. The cynical fabrication of false flags that led to the invasion of Vietnam is a matter of record th...

23:24

Lisa Murkowski's bribe -- and the GOP's shameless health care scam "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Graham and the Republicans are busily twisting Murkowski's arm, desperately courting her vote. The common wisdom appears to be that if Murkowski votes for Graham-Cassidy, so will Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. But the desperation to pass something, irrespective of whether it's a workable piece of legislation (and it's not), has apparently forced Graham to make one of the most imbecilic deals in the history of Congress.

23:04

Obama Speaks His Mind About Republicans Constantly Trying To Repeal Obamacare [Watch] "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Credit: NBC News

For months, Republicans have been attempting to repeal Obamas signature legislation, the Cassidy-Graham bill. If this occurs, 15 million Americans could lose their insurance in 2018. Additionally, more than 30 million would lose insurance over the next decade if the Medicaid expansion is gutted.

Frustrated by this reality, former President Barack Obama decided he couldnt stay silent any longer and commented on the development at the Gates Foundations Goalkeepers event in New York. Said Obama,

When I see people trying to undo that hard-won progress for the 50th or 60th time with bills that would raise costs or reduce coverage, or roll back protections for older Americans or people with pre-existing conditions the cancer survivor, the expecting mom or the child with autism, or asthma, for whom coverage once again would be almost unattainable it is aggravating. 

And all of this being done without any demonstrable economic or actuarial or plain common sense rationale, it frustrates. And it is certainly frustrating to have to mobilize every couple of months to keep our leaders from inflicting real human suffering on our constituents. 

Those of you who live in countries that already have universal health care are trying to figure out whats the controversy here. I am, too. Even if at the current moment the federal government is not as engaged in these efforts as I would like, nevertheless, progress continues because of the efforts of people like Bill [Gates] and a whole host of entrepreneurs and universities and cities and states.  

They are making change around energy policy in America separate and apart fr...

22:52

Camden County Police Officer Suspended Without Pay After Having Baby With 15-Year-Old Girl "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A decorated Camden County police officer from Gloucester Township has been charged with the sexual assault of a teenage girl after authorities say he had a baby with the 15-year-old.

The post Camden County Police Officer Suspended Without Pay After Having Baby With 15-Year-Old Girl appeared first on Filming Cops.

22:47

Changes to USGS website highlight the importance of search for public access "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

As has been true for decades, the ways public data are stored and presented on federal government websites can sometimes be tricky for the public to understand, access, use, and re-use.

As federal websites have been changing under the Trump administration, there has been ongoing confusion in the media and public about the difference between the output of a search on a website or a data portal and the data or Web resources to which those search results link.

This week, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) came under scrutiny. On September 18, Peter Gleick, a climate scientist and member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, brought attention to changes to the USGS Science Explorer, a government search engine for scientific data and information, in a series of tweets.

Using the archived page stored in the Wayback Machine, Gleick noted that the search results for the term climate change had dropped from a count of 5,932 in December 2016 to 416 on September 19. Following media attention, USGS changed their search function. The same search a day later showed a count of 63,016 results. The increased count is not necessarily an indication of improved search and it is unclear if the change was an intended or an inadvertent result of an attempted fix.

If youre not familiar with the Science Explorer, when a member of the public searches this site, it returns results with links, dates, and descriptions corresponding to other Web resources, such as webpages, images, videos, and data, but it does not itself host that content.

Thats important: our spot checks of the linked resources produced by the search in December 2016 but not found in the September 19 search results found that the resources themselves were not removed. Only the search results were affected.

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22:46

As Putin Takes Aim At Petrodollar, Hollywood Takes Aim At Putin "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

Hollywood is no stranger to war propaganda but the U.S. Establishment saw no need to wait for an actual war before sending Morgan Freeman out to tell Americans that they have been attacked and are at war with Russiawhose sin has been an attack on the U.S. petrodollar. On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin dealt another []

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22:32

The Crazy Imbalance of Russia-gate "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

If the U.S. government and mainstream media are really concerned about foreign influence in American politics, they might look at Israel and other nations with much more clout than Russia, notes Robert Parry.

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