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Thursday, 22 February

23:01

Rule By Sociopath "IndyWatch Feed World"

Rule By Sociopath
by The Zman

In the modern vernacular, the sociopath is someone who lacks empathy, remorse and an understanding of right and wrong. The sociopath sees no difference between the truth and a lie, only their utility. Additionally, they never think about the consequences of their actions. A sociopath sees no harm in telling people that his brain juice will prevent concussions. The veracity of his statements are meaningless. What matters is how well it moves product. People ending up with brain damage as a result is never considered.

The key thing about the modern sociopath is the ambivalence toward the truth. They think saying something is the same as doing something. What matters is if the words get the listener to do what the sociopath wants them to do. Standing in front of crowd, making false claims, is fine if it causes people to buy product. If the truth sells more product, then the t...

23:00

Hedge Fund Billionaire: Theres A 70% Chance Of A Recession Before 2020 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio is sounding the alarm of an all but impending economic recession.  Dalio thinks its coming soon too: before the next presidential election.

Ray Dalio, the billionaire investor, decided to finally tell the public the truth about the economy.  Its not that great regardless of what we are told by the mainstream media. The probability of a recession prior to the next presidential election would be relatively high, 70% or something like that, Dalio said on Wednesday evening during an appearance at the Harvard Kennedy Schools Institute of Politics.

Of course, Democrats will blame Donald Trump and the tax cuts, Republicans will blame Obama and his money printing policies, and virtually no one will see the real problem: the central bankers. One of the people who predicted the 2008 recession says there chance of this impending recession occurring soon is 70%.

Dalio is best known for his peculiar management style of radical transparency, which among other things calls for recording most meetings. Bridgewater, which manages about $160 billion and used to employ former FBI director James Comey, has been called the worlds strangest hedge fund. He knows a thing or two about economic busts, however. In 2007, he warned the Bush administration that many of the worlds largest banks could go insolvent, according to a 2011 article in The New Yorker.

According to CNN Money,  Dalio, the mercurial chairman of hedge fund behemoth Bridgewater Associates, suggested Trumps efforts to pump up the economy with massive tax cuts and surging spending wont be the cure-all for the economic woe facing everyday Americans.  Even though the economy appears to be booming right now, Dalio noted that for various reasons, there has been a lot of stimulation hitting the gas. He said that this raises the risk of interest rates going up, hurting all asset prices.

But Dalio isnt the only one predicting an economic meltdown.  Peter Schiff, who also predicted the 2008 recession, has been attempting to let people know that we are in a bubble and have been for years.

...

23:00

Mass protests against Merkel and immigration are spreading through Germany "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mass protests against Merkel and immigration are spreading through Germany

By Voice of Europe

Germans are not planning to stop protesting against Angela Merkel and her migration policy. Several demonstrations have already taken place and the next one will be on 24 February.

Most of Germanys protests started after the shocking murder of the 15-year-old Mia, by an Afghan refugee. The girl was attacked and murdered with a knife in a drug store in the town of Kandel.

A few courageous women started protesting in the city after it appeared the mayor was more concerned about xenophobia than about the safety of the citizens. The protest went bigger and later resulted in a march for Mia under the motto: Kandel is everywhere.

Later there were protests in Cottbus, Hamburg, Dresden and Kandel again. Most protesters are concerned about how Germany is changing under Merkel and about migrant violence against women and girls.

22:58

Coral reefs may dissolve in acidic oceans "IndyWatch Feed World"

Coral reefs could start to dissolve before 2100 as man-made climate change drives acidification of the oceans, scientists say.

Acidification will threaten sediments that are building blocks for reefs.

Corals already face risks from ocean temperatures, pollution and overfishing.

Coral reefs will transition to net dissolving before end of century, the Australian-led team of scientists wrote in the US journal Science.

Net dissolving means reefs would lose more material than they gain from the growth of corals.

Carbon dioxide, the main man-made greenhouse gas, forms a weak acid in water and threatens to dissolve the reef sediments, made from broken down bits of corals and other carbonate organisms that accumulate over thousands of years, it said.

The sediments are 10 times more vulnerable to acidification than the tiny coral animals that also extract chemicals directly from the sea water to build stony skeletons that form reefs, the study said.Coral animals will be able to keep growing and replenish reefs long after sandy sediments start to dissolve, lead author Bradley Eyre, of Southern Cross University, told Reuters.

This probably reflects the corals ability to modify their environment and partially adapt to ocean acidification whereas the dissolution of sands is a geo-chemical process that cannot adapt, he wrote in an e-mail.

The report said it was unknown if the whole reef will erode once the sediments become net dissolving and whether reefs will experience catastrophic destruction or merely a slow erosion.

Some reef sediments were already starting to dissolve, such as at Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii, where other pollutants were contributing.

Eyre said it was unclear if the dissolution of sediments could be a long-term threat to entire islands, from the Pacific to the Caribbean.

Other studies say that deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions can limit acidification.

Most studies show that acidification will be overwhelmingly bad for ocean life, also threatening creatures such as oysters, lobsters and crabs.

Another study on Thursday, however, found that it might help the growth of some plants.

An increase of carbon dioxide in the ocean theoretically could stimulate higher growth of kelp and seaweeds, Kasper Hancke, a biologist at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research, wrote in a statement.

The post Coral reefs may dissolve in acidic oceans appeared first on Echonetdaily.

22:55

Primitive art: Neanderthals first painters "IndyWatch Feed World"

An artists impression of what a Neanderthal would have looked like. (AAP)

The worlds oldest known cave paintings were made by Neanderthals, not modern humans, suggesting our extinct cousins were far from being uncultured brutes.

A high-tech analysis of cave art at three Spanish sites, published on Thursday, dates the paintings to at least 64,800 years ago, or 20,000 years before modern humans arrived in Europe from Africa.

That makes the cave art much older than previously thought and provides the strongest evidence yet that Neanderthals had the cognitive capacity to understand symbolic representation, a central pillar of human culture.

What weve got here is a smoking gun that really overturns the notion that Neanderthals were knuckle-dragging cavemen, said Alistair Pike, professor of archaeological sciences at Englands University of Southampton, who co-led the study.

Painting is something that has always been seen as a very human activity, so if Neanderthals are doing it they are being just like us.

While some archaeologists already viewed Neanderthals as more sophisticated than their commonplace caricature, the evidence until now has been inconclusive.

With the data from the three Spanish cave sites described in the journal Science, Pike and colleagues believe they finally have rock-solid proof.

The early cave art at La Pasiega, Maltravieso and Ardales includes lines, dots, discs and hand stencils and creating them would have involved specific skills, such as mixing pigments and selecting appropriate display locations.

Scientists used a precise dating system based on the radioactive decay of uranium isotopes into thorium to assess the age of the paintings.

This involved scraping a few milligrams of calcium carbonate deposit from the paintings for analysis.

A second related study published in Science Advances found that dyed and decorated marine shells from a different Spanish cave also dated back to pre-human times.

Taken together, the researchers said their work suggested that Neanderthals were cognitively indistinguishable from early modern humans.

Joao Zilhao of the University of Barcelona said the new findings meant the search for the origins of...

22:45

1,510 children abused in Rotherham sex scandal, new report says "IndyWatch Feed World"

1,510 children abused in Rotherham sex scandal, new report says

By Lucia I. Suarez Sang

The child sexual abuse scandal that rocked a central city in the United Kingdom when it erupted four years ago appears to be worse than originally believed.

New figures by the National Crime Agency (NCA) put the number of children believed to have been sexually exploited in the town of Rotherham over 16-year period at an astonishing 1,510 up from the 1,400 figure identified in a 2014 report.

At least 1,300 were female, detectives said Tuesday, the BBC reported.

A previous report commissioned by the Rotherham Council in 2014, found that at least 1,400 children a conservative estimate had been sexually exploited in the South Yorkshire city between 1997 and 2013.

According to the 2014 report, children as young as 11 were raped by multiple perpetrators, abducted, trafficked to other cities in England, beaten and intimidated.

Police said the victims were plied with drugs and alcohol before being abused at parties, in taxis or in back rooms. The vast majority of the victims were white British girls ages 11 to 19. 

The NCA is conducting an independent investigation called Operation Stovewood at the request of the South Yorkshire Police.

In its new findings, the NCA said it has identified 110 suspects of being part of child-grooming gangs in Rotherham. About 80 percent of the suspects identified are of South Asian Muslim backgrounds, the Guardian reported.

(Operation Stovewood is) a unique and unprecedented investigation, challenging in its scale and complexity, said Paul Williamson, senior investigating officer with the NCA. The momentum and pace of the inquiry is increasing and that will continue to increase. Justice is being rendered and Ive got a very, very committed team thats working on a very worth mission.

The NCA said 35 individuals have been arrested, 18 have been charged and four have been co...

22:30

UNs Top Childrens Rights Campaigner Was a Pedophile "IndyWatch Feed World"

UN's Top Children's Rights Campaigner Was a Pedophile Geller Report

22:21

"Give us money, because Russia": Dems demand $300mn to "protect midterms against Russian intervention" "IndyWatch Feed World"

US Democratic leaders have called for more than $300 million in new funding to protect upcoming midterm elections from Russian interference. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi demanded a budget boost Wednesday, claiming that the amount is necessary to safeguard November's elections. The extra money should go to the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and Election Assistance Commission, they said in a letter to the Republicans. "We're not drawing lines in the sand," Senator Schumer told reporters. "We hope we can get bipartisan support." The Democrats' move was made in the wake of mounting pressure against the administration of US President Donald Trump over possible collusion with Moscow during the 2016 presidential campaign and election. The president and his associates have been under increased pressure since Friday, when special counsel Robert Mueller released an indictment in the ongoing Russia probe.

22:18

Brent geese in Dutch Zeeland "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 22 February 2018 video is about brent geese wintering in Sint-Philipsland in Dutch Zeeland province.

See also here.

22:15

7 Arrests in Veterans For Child Rescue Joint NGO/LEO Pedophile Sting "IndyWatch Feed World"

13 year old decoy confronts child sexual predator during Veterans For Child Rescue pedophile roundup

Veterans for Child Rescue

For Immediate Release:
February 21st, 2018
Parowan, Utah

Veterans for Child Rescue and the organizations covert VIPR TEAM 12 conduct a coordinated operation in Paragonah, Utah code named OPERATION BLUE M&M in conjunction and/or cooperation with a number of law enforcement agencies including the Parowan Police Department, Iron County Sheriffs Department, Garfield County Sheriffs Department, Beaver County Sheriffs department, County Prosecutors and the Department of Homeland Security.

Lead by Veteran U.S. Navy SEAL DEVGRU Sniper Craig Sawman Sawyer the task force received hundreds of inquiries for sex with decoys through a number of online sites and mobile applications. The joint task force successfully arrested seven (7) child predators who demonstrated intent to rape, kidnap and/or sexually exploit the 13 year old decoys.

Legendary U.S. Navy SEAL DEVGRU Operator Craig Sawman Sawyer Leads #PedoSting

Legendary U.S. Navy SEAL DEVGRU Operator Craig Sawman Sawyer Leads #PedoSting

Among the pedophiles arrested were Jason Livermore a married U.S. Army Recruiter with two children; Carlos Valenzuela Nunez an Undocumented Alien, and Floyd Jennings a school bus driver and grandfather.  Felony charges ranged from conspiracy to commit child rape, rape of a child, aggravated kidnapping, to dealing harmful materials to minors.

Jason Livermore, U.S. Army Recruiter in custody.

Jason Livermore, U.S. Army Recruiter in custody.

These type of operations require substantial coordination and meticulous planning t...

22:13

"Spot The Sentence That Dooms Pension Funds (Don't Worry, We Highlighted It) "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Spot The Sentence That Dooms Pension Funds
 (Don't Worry, We Highlighted It *)
by John Rubino

"The pension crisis is one of those things - like electric cars and nuclear fusion - thats definitely coming but never seems to actually arrive. However, for pension funds the reason a crisis hasnt yet happened is also the reason that it will happen, and soon:

The Risk Pension Funds Cant Escape: ...

22:00

Inequality Kills across America "IndyWatch Feed World"

Destroying binary perspectives of complex, nuanced problems, always incurs nasty reactions, thanks to requiring people to think more than they would like. Well, heres one such binary slayer. If guns dont kill... The post Inequality Kills across America appeared first on disinformation.

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22:00

New Markets Add to Entry Level of Socrates "IndyWatch Feed World"

We have added the following market to the Socrates general public service level.


...

AEX All Share (Netherlands)

FTSE 250 (United Kingdom)

FTSE All Share (United Kingdom)

FTSE All World $ (Global)

Hang Seng China Affiliated Corporation (Hong Kong)

Hang Seng China Enterprises (Hong Kong)

Tel Aviv 125 (Israel)

Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Index (Jamaica)

KOSPI Composite (South Korea)

NASDAQ 100 (United States)

22:00

21:57

Groupthink drives global warming zealotry "IndyWatch Feed World"

A new report published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) shows that both the science and policy of the climate debate are shaped and driven by an almost flawless example of classical Groupthink. Written by one of Britain's leading newspaper columnists Christopher Booker, the report is based on research by Professor Irving Janis, the American psychologist who is famous for his theory of "Groupthink". But as Booker explains, Janis never looked at the application of his theory outside the policy areas he was interested in: "Janis's focus was on decision-making in the foreign policy arena. However, as soon as you look, you see that his ideas apply elsewhere. The climate debate is a case in point - all of the characteristic 'rules' of groupthink are there: warmist ideas can't be tested against reality, and so to ensure they are upheld as the truth, they have to be elevated into a 'consensus' and anyone who challenges them must be crushed. These are precisely the features that Janis used to define Groupthink."

21:49

YPG rep confirms Syrian forces join Kurdish fighters in Afrin after confusing reports "IndyWatch Feed World"

YPG representative in Afrin, Brusk Haseke, has confirmed to Sputnik that Syrian forces have arrived to Afrin despite Turkish Air Forces' shelling on February 20, adding that a new group of Syrian military entered the city today. "The information that the Syrian army has retreated and could not enter Afrin under attack from the Turkish Armed Forces is not true. Yesterday, a large group of soldiers from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), linked to the Syrian army, arrived in Afrin to, jointly with the Kurdish self-defense units of the YPG, confront the Turkish military and the [Free Syrian Army] FSA," Haseke told Sputnik. However, the YPG representative stated that at least two servicemen were killed during Turkey's shelling. "While approaching Afrin, they were attacked by Turkish artillery, which resulted in the death of two fighters and three wounded. Despite this, they arrived in Afrin and joined detachments of the YPG. At present, the fighting is ongoing at the front in Afrin. The fighters arrived in the city with heavy weapons and armored vehicles and, together with YPG squads, confronted the aggressors. Today there were no dead or wounded among the militiamen," he specified. The Syrian people's forces arrived in Afrin to voluntarily defend their land. Afrin is part of the Syrian territory. Our doors are open to anyone who intends to fight against Turkey and the groups it supports," he said.

21:48

Norman Finkelstein: Gaza on the brink of collapse, residents 'caged in' "IndyWatch Feed World"

The "open-air prison" of Gaza is "on the brink of collapse," with Palestinians verging now on an unlivable situation, author Norman Finkelstein told RT's Going Underground. Finkelstein, author of the book Gaza: An Inquest into its Martyrdom, believes the "point of no return" has been reached when it comes to Gaza. "Seventy percent of the people of Gaza are refugees. More than half are children. They're trapped, there's no way out," he told the host, Afshin Rattansi. "Ninety-five percent of the water in Gaza is unfit for human consumption. Each day, when a child drinks water, the child is poisoning him- or herself but they can't leave. They're caged in. As your former [Prime Minister David Cameron] put it, Gaza is an 'open-air prison.'" The difference between Gaza and the rest of the world, according to Finkelstein, is that the rest of the world "has an option to flee" any bad situation.

21:48

Texas suburb to build police substation on affluent school campus "IndyWatch Feed World"

Keller police are collaborating with the town of Westlake to build a police substation on the Westlake Academy campus The academy's board of trustees approved the plan in early February, before a school shooting killed 17 people in Parkland, Fla. Keller Police Chief Michael Wilson said the plan for a substation addresses policing complexities created by the state charter school's corporate-style layout. "[The layout] offers a ton of advantages for students and staff but poses challenges to safety," Wilson said. "[The substation] is a nontraditional approach to a nontraditional learning environment." The plan comes after a series of mass shootings that have motivated schools to look for better methods and enforcement to prevent such tragedies in schools.

21:45

Hundreds of Maryland students walk out of class to protest gun violence "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hundreds of students in Maryland on Wednesday walked out of class and began marching toward the U.S. Capitol to demand action on gun control. Students at Montgomery Blair High School in Montgomery County planned a walkout through social media, according to a reporter from ABC 7. According to Fox 5, students at Richard Montgomery and Bethesda-Chevy Chase high schools are also taking part in a walkout. The students will finish the rally at the Capitol.

21:43

Trump wants Sessions to probe 'Russian meddling' on Obama's watch "IndyWatch Feed World"

President Donald Trump has urged his attorney-general to probe why Barack Obama failed to stop alleged Russian election meddling on his watch. That followed a string of Trump tweets accusing his predecessor of inaction. Ever since Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 vote, Democrats have accused Russia of influencing the election and colluding with Trump to defeat their candidate, widely considered to be an absolute favorite to win the White House. "If all of the Russian meddling took place during the Obama Administration... why aren't they the subject of the investigation?" Trump asked in an early morning tweet on Wednesday. Over the previous two days, Trump had tweeted that he had been "much tougher on Russia than Obama," who initially dismissed the notion that a foreign country could influence a US election because "he thought Crooked Hillary was going to win and he didn't want to 'rock the boat'," according to Trump.

21:43

Lavrov: US' game of provocation caused military conflict in Afrin, no peace nor stability to Afghans "IndyWatch Feed World"

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has blamed US policy in Syria for the conflict between Turkey and Kurdish militias in Afrin, saying that the recent clashes were caused by US actions that look like "deliberate provocation." For many months, the US has been engaged in a political "game" on the territories to the east from the Euphrates River, Lavrov said at a joint press conference with the Pakistani Foreign Minister, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, in Moscow. The Russian minister apparently referred to the US' continued support of the Kurdish militias and its plans to create a 30,000-strong Border Security Force (BSF) in Syria, half of which was expected to be made up of the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance. The US policy in Syria has long been questionable, Lavrov said, but given the ongoing developments in the Afrin region, it started to "increasingly look like a deliberate provocation," he added. Shortly after the US announced its plans to create the BSF, Turkey launched its Operation Olive Branch against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) controlling the Syrian enclave of Afrin.

21:42

Something For Everyone: Mueller Indictment a Boon for Partisan Status Quo "IndyWatch Feed World"

WASHINGTON Last Friday, depending on which side of the partisan divide one was watching from, President Trump was either vindicated or his treachery was confirmed. The impetus for these seemingly disparate reactions was Robert Muellers indictment against 13 Russian nationals, the latest and largest indictment to result from his investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. However, over the nine months that Muellers investigation has been active, it has continuously grown from its original purpose of investigating Russian collusion, expanding to include the business dealings of Trump and his inner circle with countries ranging from Qatar to China, meaning that the probe is no longer expressly about Russian collusion.

The drift of focus from its original purpose as well as its failure to produce any connection between the Trump campaign, the Russian government, and the leaks of DNC and John Podestas emails has led critics who place themselves outside of the left-right paradigm to treat this latest indictment with skepticism. Not only that, but concerns have been raised that the real purpose of Muellers probe is much more subtle and nefarious than publicly admitted and that it may itself be a threat to American democracy.

One such critic is Daniel McAdams, political analyst and executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity. McAdams, in an interview with MintPress News, stated that the Mueller indictment has something for everybody, explaining the strikingly different reactions from the establishment left and right. However, McAdams noted that the indictment was especially helpful to the entire political class in Washington, which may now continue with its Cold War 2.0 project without interference from anyone in favor of normalizing U.S.-Russian relations. In addition, McAdams warned that the recent indictment is likely to have a chilling effect on the First Amendment, also a boon to those elements of the political elite that seek to limit the acceptable range of debate on U.S. foreign policy.

 

A show indictment with something for everybody

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21:41

A Latter-Day Al Capone? Corruption Charges Against Netanyahu Continue to Stack "IndyWatch Feed World"

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (Analysis) On February 13, Israeli police recommended that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted in two corruption cases on suspicion of accepting bribes, fraud, and breach of trust. Under Israeli law, prime ministers do not need to resign unless they have been convicted of a serious crime. However, as noted by the New Yorker, precedent suggests that prime ministers under indictment should not be able to serve the rationale being that such a figure cannot properly lead a country while busy preparing a legal defense to a criminal charge.

Ironically, the case against the Israeli prime minister has nothing to do with the various crimes his administration is committing against the Palestinian people and the people of Syria and Lebanon, and the egregious violations of the UN Charter with respect to Iran. Merely threatening war against another nation is a breach of international law, yet Netanyahu continues this warmongering policy on multiple fronts, with little to no criticism from international or domestic media.

In fact, Israels current acts of aggression against sovereign nations in the Middle East are most likely undertaken primarily as distractions from his own domestic failures, even though they are more than worthy of separate investigations of their own. While the many in the media continue to turn a blind eye to the thousands of people who have taken to the streets on a routine basis to p...

21:40

After Arresting Kashmiri Photojournalist, India Defines Duties of a Journalist "IndyWatch Feed World"

Indias National Investigation Agency (NIA)  a counter-terrorism law enforcement agency has outlined what Kashmiri journalists should report on in a court response that was issued after the arrest of 23-year-old Kashmiri photojournalist Kamran Yousuf.

Yousuf worked as a freelance photojournalist for many local dailies including Greater Kashmir, the largest circulated daily in the valley, and MunsifTV, an English-language news channel.

He was best known for his gutsy approach to covering the intensifying hostility between security forces and civilians in the Kashmir valley.

Despite campaigns from journalists and international human rights organizations including the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Yousuf has been in jail since September 2017. Indian officials accuse him of being part of an international terrorist group that plans to wage war against Indian security forces in the Kashmir valley. He was arrested in Kashmirs Pulwama district and flown into New Delhi.

In their statements in front of...

21:31

Russia says that UN Security Council fails to agree on ceasefire across Syria "IndyWatch Feed World"

Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia made the announcement on Thursday after a council meeting on a draft resolution demanding a 30-day truce in Syria amid renewed violence in Syria's Eastern Ghouta region. Sweden and Kuwait, two non-permanent members of the Security Council, had proposed the ceasefire measure in Syria to allow deliveries of humanitarian aid and medical evacuations. On Wednesday, Nebenzia presented amendments to the draft resolution, saying, "We cannot simply decide that there is a ceasefire."

21:25

Fickle Fiat: Twenty Year Old Social Media User Knocks 1.3 Billion USD Off Snapchat Market Cap "IndyWatch Feed World"

After Kim Kardashian's 20 year old sister Kylie Jenner announced she doesn't really use Snapchat anymore, traders on the NYSE began dumping shares of the application's parent company Snap Inc. More than 1.3 billion Unified Standard Dosiedos in value has been shaved off the social media firm.

21:21

Outrage in Florida as state legislature passes porn bill hours after rejecting gun control "IndyWatch Feed World"

A week after 17 people were killed in a shooting at a Parkland, Florida school, the state legislature is facing backlash over dropping a gun control bill yet finding time to debate the ills of pornography. In Tuesday's session, the Florida House of Representatives voted 36-71 against passing House Bill 219 in a matter of three minutes. The bill would have prohibited the sale of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines and required "certificates of possession" for lawfully-possessed firearms, among other measures. The bill had not been heard in the House committees since representative Kionne McGhee, [D-Miami] submitted it last October. A January 10 senate bill was likewise ignored. An hour later, Rep. Ross Spano turned the lawmakers' attention to more pressing matters: pornography. The bill (HR 157) argued that it was "creating a public health risk" and was "contributing to the hypersexualization of children and teens."

21:21

11 Types of Toxic People Who Will Destroy Your Happiness "IndyWatch Feed World"

Throughout our lives, we are going to encounter some incredibly negative and toxic individuals, people who are so focused on their future and how to get themselves ahead, that they will happily tear down those around them. Their lack of regard for the thoughts and feelings of others is an influence that you dont need in your life.

We make a point of trying to identify these people before we let them in, but what do you do when you realize that they are already holding an important place in your life?

The first step to freeing yourself from the negativity is to identify the toxic people around you. They may be your loved ones including friends and family. Remember being related to you does NOT mean that you have to welcome their toxic influence on your life.

Source: gualtiero boffi | Shutterstock

 

Here are 11 types of toxic people that you should remove from your life:

#1 The Overly Jealous

Jealousy is an incredibly toxic and negative influence on our lives. Those that give in to this way of thinking often fail to see anything positive in their lives, looking past the things that most would be grateful for, always in search of something better. They are always looking for the next great thing, and if you happen to accomplish something they havent, be prepared to feel their wrath.

#2 The Continual Disappointment

We all have faults, and each of us will disappoint our friends at one time or another, but what about those that continue to do so time and time again? If you find yourself caught up in a cycle of disappointment, free yourself. Either put your foot down, expressing to the person that you will no longer tolerate their behavior and give them a chance to rectify it, or say goodbye to them entirely.

#3 The Victim

Holding onto grudges and always quick to point the finger at someone else, the victim...

21:18

South African To Cut Diplomatic Ties With Israel Over Its Treatment Of Palestinians "IndyWatch Feed World"

The South African government is intending to sever diplomatic ties with Israel in protest of its treatment of the Palestinian people. South Africa has been vocal in its support for the Palestinian cause and has [...]

21:16

Did humans learn to speak through cave art? "IndyWatch Feed World"

When and where did humans develop language? To find out, look deep inside caves, suggests an MIT professor. More precisely, some specific features of cave art may provide clues about how our symbolic, multifaceted language capabilities evolved, according to a new paper co-authored by MIT linguist Shigeru Miyagawa. A key to this idea is that cave art is often located in acoustic "hot spots," where sound echoes strongly, as some scholars have observed. Those drawings are located in deeper, harder-to-access parts of caves, indicating that acoustics was a principal reason for the placement of drawings within caves. The drawings, in turn, may represent the sounds that early humans generated in those spots. In the new paper, this convergence of sound and drawing is what the authors call a "cross-modality information transfer," a convergence of auditory information and visual art that, the authors write, "allowed early humans to enhance their ability to convey symbolic thinking." The combination of sounds and images is one of the things that characterizes human language today, along with its symbolic aspect and its ability to generate infinite new sentences. "Cave art was part of the package deal in terms of how homo sapiens came to have this very high-level cognitive processing," says Miyagawa, a professor of linguistics and the Kochi-Manjiro Professor of Japanese Language and Culture at MIT. "You have this very concrete cognitive process that converts an acoustic signal into some mental representation and externalizes it as a visual." Cave artists were thus not just early-day Monets, drawing impressions of the outdoors at their leisure. Rather, they may have been engaged in a process of communication. "I think it's very clear that these artists were talking to one another," Miyagawa says. "It's a communal effort." The paper, "Cross-modality information transfer: A hypothesis about the relationship among prehistoric cave paintings, symbolic thinking, and the emergence of language," is being published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology. The authors are Miyagawa; Cora Lesure, a PhD student in MIT's Department of Linguistics; and Vitor A. Nobrega, a PhD student in linguistics at the University of Sao Paulo, in Brazil.

21:13

Thousands of Americans Jailed For Debts Chased By Private Collectors "IndyWatch Feed World"

An estimated 77 million Americans have a debt that has been transferred to a private collection agency. Thousands have ended up in jail over debts as small as $28, with African-Americans and Hispanics the most affected. The findings come from a new report by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) spanning 26 states and Puerto Rico, published []

21:09

Debt Cancer: More Than 80 Percent Of American Adults Owe Somebody Else Money "IndyWatch Feed World"

How long can our debt levels keep growing much, much faster than the overall economy? We havent had a year of 3 percent growth for the U.S. economy since the middle of the Bush administration, but we keep borrowing money as if there is no tomorrow. Much of the focus has been on the exploding debt of the federal government, and that is definitely something I plan to address once I get to Washington. But on an individual level, U.S. consumers have been extremely irresponsible as well. In fact, one new survey has found that more than 80 percent of all American adults are currently in debt

Its no secret that America is a nation that runs on debt, but it may surprise you to learn that the overwhelming majority of U.S. adults owe money in some way, shape, or form. According to new data from Comet, heres how many Americans have debt at present:

  • 80.9% of Baby Boomers
  • 79.9% of Gen Xers
  • 81.5% of Millennials

For most of us, it starts very early. We were told that going into debt to get a college education would not be a problem because we would be able to pay those loans off with the good jobs we would get after graduation.

Unfortunately, those good jobs never really materialized for many of us, and now millions of former college students are absolutely drowning in debt

A study released Friday by the Brookings Institution finds that most borrowers who left school owing at least $50,000 in student loans in 2010 had failed to pay down any of their debt four years later. Instead, their balances had on average risen by 5% as interest accrued on their debt.

As of 2014 there were about 5 million borrowers with such large loan balances, out of 40 million Americans total with student debt. Large-balance borrowers represented 17% of studen...

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21:08

British anti-nuclear weapons movements 60th birthday "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 20 February 2018 video from Britain is called CND 60 years on.

By Ben Chacko in Britain:

Friday, February 23, 2018

PEACE campaigners marked the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmaments 60th birthday on Wednesday night, vowing to keep fighting for a nuclear-free world.

Green MP Caroline Lucas opened proceedings, saying CND was about hope not in terms of some fluffy idea but as a very practical response to the huge threats that we face.

Guests clapped and cheered as she gave a special welcome to Cuban ambassador Teresita Sotolongo, noting that Cuba is now the fifth country to have ratified the Nuclear Prohibition Treaty.

The meeting was sponsored by the National Education Union, whose joint general secretary Kevin Courtney sent greetings, while rail union RMT was represented by its president Sean Hoyle.

Veteran campaigner Ernest Rodker recalled the first march from Aldermaston and Londoners singing Dont You Hear the H Bombs Thunder and cheering the marchers on while another hero of the peace movement, Bruce Kent, derided the governments claim to possess an independent nuclear deterrent when it is delivered by US missiles.

If you had a motor car and you had to borrow the wheels from a neighbour, would you call that independent?

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the existence of CND...

21:05

Finland turns away Iraqi human rights and anti-corruption researcher seeking asylum - he's killed on his return "IndyWatch Feed World"

Ali's daughter, Noor, is adamant her father was killed by the same people who had made him seek refuge in Finland in 2015. A man who was denied asylum by Finland's immigration service has been shot dead just weeks after his return to Iraq, according to Finnish public broadcaster YLE. Ali had said he sought refuge in Finland for being an "incorruptible" researcher on human rights and corruption. In a YLE documentary aired at the start of 2017, Ali said that this made him a danger to many implicated in corruption.

21:02

Highest number of snowy owls ever recorded of 139 in 2017-18 winter across Indiana "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Indiana Audubon Society says the winter of 2017-18 will go down in the record books as the highest number of Snowy Owls seen in Indiana in a single winter. To date, 139 Snowy Owls have been documented in Indiana this winter. The Indiana Audubon Society has been tracking sightings via submitted reports, social media sites, and birding websites, such as eBird.com. The new record breaks the old record of 121 owls that were seen during the winter of 2013-14. Snowy owl numbers fluctuate year to year based on their primary prey, lemmings, giant mouse-like rodents, whose population also oscillates based on food supplies and weather conditions in the Arctic. When populations spike, the owls respond with higher than normal breeding, with some nests containing ten or more eggs. The subsequent invasions later that fall result in not so much a food scarcity, but because of the abundance of food earlier that summer. Young owls tend to leave the Arctic each winter, resulting in the larger than normal invasion occurring now.

21:00

[WATCH] Jeff Berwick Explains Why Government Is An UNNECESSARY EVIL "IndyWatch Feed World"

Jeff Berwick, also known as The Dollar Vigilante on YouTube, just explained why the government is an unnecessary evil. During an interview, Berwick says the US and the EU are nothing more than two tyrannical governments trying to make a big show.

The discussion revolved around the Trump administrations political posturing over tariffs being enforced on European Union products. Of course, then the EU fired back and told Trump that if he dared impose a tariff on them, theyd impose tariffs on US goods. Its like two schoolyard bullies jockeying for top dog.

They are trying to show that they are important and that we need them for trade; the only thing we need government for is nothing, said Berwick.

The only thing we actually need is free trade and the ability of people across the world, not just in the EU and the US but anywhere in the world just to trade freely. These politicians, as always, are making a huge hubbaboo about how they want to have these giant documents and theres going to be a trade war. Of course, Frederic Bastiat once said that if goods dont cross borders then armies willthis is just more rhetoric more trying to remain somewhat relevant in todays age of the internet and of worldwide trade.

Berwick was then asked if he thought Trump was justified in his demands for tariffs or if he just simply doesnt understand global trade.

I believe Donald Trump is told what to do. I believe hes an insider. Hes already come out and said hes a globalist. Hes also a nationalist. He basically just says whatever they tell him to say on television, in my opinion. But it doesnt really matter.  Even if he has good intentions and hes trying to help Americans by stopping products from coming into the country which are cheaper and better made than products made in th...

21:00

What Does Nikolas Cruz Have in Common With Other Mass Shooters? Ties to the Military "IndyWatch Feed World"

In the aftermath of yet another mass shooting in the United States, the internet and broadcast news alike are inundated with commentary about why this keeps happening in America. Some blame guns, others blame mental health, and still others confidently blame false flag events and crisis actors.

But one commonality among numerous mass killings in the United States remains absent from these conversations. It is always reported when details of the shooter are published, but the widespread connection is rarely acknowledged: A mounting number of mass shooters have ties to the military, including Nikolas Cruz, who was a member of his schools military prep organization, JROTC (Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps).

The United States has indulged in a culture of patriotic militarism for decades, glorifying this institutionalized violence as a sign of strength and morality. As Anti-Media observed last week shortly after the Florida shooting,

We memorialize those who commit violence for the government and hold them in the highest esteem throwing tantrums when others express dissenting opinions or fail to bow to the people who serve these institutions.

Indeed, this glorification of violence bleeds over into the United States unique problem of individuals committing acts of mass violence.


Read more by Carey Wedler

20:57

SOTT FOCUS: Mass Media Reaches New Low Stoking Russiaphobia in Wake of Florida School Shooting "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hysteria over alleged Russian meddling in US affairs hit a new low this week, with claims that Kremlin-controlled internet agents are exploiting the Florida gun massacre. The New York Times' top story in its online edition Tuesday was headlined: "After Florida School Shooting, Russian 'Bot' Army Pounced". Other US news media also gave prominent coverage to unsubstantiated claims that Kremlin-orchestrated internet agents, known as "trolls" or "bots", were heartlessly exploiting American public grief over the mass shooting. The NY Times report stated: "Any news event - no matter how tragic - has become fodder to spread inflammatory messages in what is believed to be a far-reaching Russian disinformation campaign."

20:56

Connecticut man crashes car into hospital, sets himself on fire "IndyWatch Feed World"

A man in his 20s crashed his car through the emergency room entrance at Middlesex Hospital Thursday morning and apparently set himself on fire, Mayor Daniel Drew said. Drew said the act was intentional, but he would not speculate on the motive. The FBI, state police and Hartford bomb squads responded to the hospital, located at 28 Crescent St., and went to the man's home at 66 Milardo Lane on Thursday afternoon, officials said. When asked whether the incident is being investigating as a possible act of terrorism, Drew said officials are not speculating what the man's motives may have been. Officials said the car crashed through the hospital doors at about 10 a.m. A number of gas cans were found in the vehicle, prompting evacuations of the hospital and nearby homes.

20:47

What's wrong with alternative facts? Absolutely nothing! "IndyWatch Feed World"

Science, the journal, is beginning to go the way of the magazine Scientific American, in that it is beginning to become an oxymoron all by itself, as SciAm did in the Forrest Mims scandal. Science Magazine has turned itself into Politics-uber-Science. In today's email of Science News, comes this article "Fighting back against 'alternative facts': Experts share their secrets" by Dan Ferber. The article starts out with a clichd attack on the sitting President of the United States and the repeated-ad-nauseam liberal-progressive assertion that all "alternative facts" are necessarily intentional falsehoods ("lies") for the simple reason that they do not support their favored "experts": "...Chuck Todd, host of NBC's Meet the Press, confronted her about an overinflated White House estimate of the crowd size at the president's inauguration. "Don't be so overly dramatic about it, Chuck," she shot back. "You're saying it's a falsehood. [But] Sean Spicer, our press secretary, gave alternative facts."

20:42

WOW, THATS WEIRD FAA TAPES FROM OREGON UFO INCIDENT EXPOSED "IndyWatch Feed World"

On October 25, an unidentified flying object (UFO) was detected on radar, which turned into a series of eyewitness accounts made by commercial airline pilots over the skies of Northern California and Oregon. Even the U.S. Air Force scrambled their McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagles as part of the militarys protocol to combat threats of an intruding aircraft penetrating deep inside Americas airspace. By the time the interceptor fighter jets arrived, the mysterious aircraft became invisible and disappeared from radar.

Last November, The War Zone blog of the automotive website The Drive, posted an exclusive story detailing the mysterious white object buzzing around the skies near commercial airliners in Northern California and Oregon. The blog tracked down various accounts of what happened that day from pilots and also obtained confirmation about the F-15 Eagles launch to intercept the intruding aircraft that has left so many people puzzled.

Now, through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), The War Zone presents a mindblowing and insightful account of official documentation surrounding what really happened on October 25 over the skies of Northern California and Oregon. The FOIA includes fascinating audio recordings of radio transmissions and phone calls made as the incident was unfolding, as well as pilot interviews, and conversations between FAA officials made in the aftermath of the highly peculiar incident, said The War Zone.

The first video is a brief overview of the entire incident:

https://players.brightcove.net/4453423237001/default_default/index.html?videoId=5733842620001

Full radar obtained from the FAA via FOIA for Northern California and Oregon from 4:34 pm to 5:25 pm PST on October 25.

https://players.brightcove.net/4453423237001/default_default/index.html?videoId=5733913972001

The War Zone indicates that Oakland Center controllers first spotted the mysterious aircraft on radar moving very fast at 37,000 feet near sector 31 and bordering sectors 13/14.

Oakland Center Sector 31 first detected the target around 4:30pm PST. Below is a chart showing where Oakland Centers high altitude sectors are situated around Northern California. Sector 31 spans roughly from Sacramento up towards Redding, before its northern edge, which is near the border with Oregon, terminates and Seattle Centers airspace begins. To the east, the airspace sits along the California-Nevada border. This makes sense as the craft was eventually tracked by airline pilots as it made its way up over Crater Lake and...

20:41

Merkel leaves parliamentary session as AfD slams her migration quota system "IndyWatch Feed World"

German Chancellor Angela Merkel walked out of a parliamentary session after a leader from the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party criticized her support of a proposed EU refugee distribution system. While Merkel and AfD have never been friends, one particular comment by the party's co-founder, Alexander Gauland, prompted her to leave the Bundestag on Thursday. That remark slammed the chancellor's support for an EU quota system for accepting refugees. Countries want to decide for themselves who they take in. There is no national duty with regard to multiculturalism," Gauland said.

20:39

YouTube Has Permanently Banned The Richie Allen Show and has Deleted all 76,000 subscribers and 1,400 videos "IndyWatch Feed World"

YouTube has PERMENTLY BANNED the Richie Allen show and has deleted all of his 76,000 subscribers and 1,400 videos.

RELATED: UPDATE: YouTube has BANNED this Video! Jim Fetzer On Why He Thinks That Events In Florida Were Staged To Justify Disarming American People

Richie shared this screenshot of his YouTube account on Facebook:

Richie has uploaded a special Podcast with an update on the ban, below:

Heres the permanent link for the Richie Allen Show on Podomatic.
You can follow Richie Allen on Facebook and Twitter.

YouTube Has Informed Me That It Will Soon Delete The Richie Allen Show...

20:39

Fmr. Bolivian president Lozada to face trial in Florida over human rights abuses "IndyWatch Feed World"

Former Bolivian president Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada goes on trial in Florida next month in a civil suit over his role in the killing of more than 50 civilians during disturbances in 2003, court documents showed Wednesday. It would be the first time a former head of state will face trial in the US for human rights abuses, according to the Center for Constitutional Rights, which is among a team of lawyers representing relatives of eight of the victims. The suit alleges that Sanchez de Lozada and his defense minister, Carlos Sanchez Berzain, planned the extra-judicial killings by Bolivian security forces. A federal judge ruled that the two will face trial in Fort Lauderdale, Florida starting March 5 under a law that permits civil suits in US courts for extrajudicial killings.

20:30

Meteor fireball filmed over Ekaterinburg, Russia "IndyWatch Feed World"

YouTube user 'Phobos: Cataclysms and disasters of nature' filmed a bolide in the skies over Ekaterinburg, Russia.

20:28

Syrias war heats up again "IndyWatch Feed World"

carnage in Eastern Ghouta

With Islamic State routed, the Assad regime is pounding rebel-held towns with no regard for civilians

THE UN Childrens Fund says it no longer has words to describe the suffering in Syria.

In an unusual move, the agency released a blank statement to express its outrage at President Bashar al-Assads latest onslaught. On February 18th his regime, with Russian support, began pounding Eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, with artillery, air strikes and barrel bombs. Hundreds of people have already been killed. The regime appears to be mustering troops ahead of a possible ground assault.

Far from winding down, Syrias almost seven-year civil war is heating up and growing more complicated. The collapse of Islamic State (IS) has freed local and foreign powers, which were loosely aligned against the jihadists, to pursue other objectives. Some have turned their guns on each other. Observers see echoes of Lebanons civil war, which also drew in foreigners and dragged on for 15 years. But the war in Syria has already been far more bloody.

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20:18

DACA amnesty could hurt American millennials most "IndyWatch Feed World"

Although millennials are the first to virtuously signal their support for granting amnesty to DACA recipients, they are also the demographic cohort most hurt by DACA. This is an bizarre paradox - why would anyone favor a policy that harms them? Misinformation? Perhaps. Or maybe millennials think - feel, rather - that they have more to gain (socially) from supporting DACA than they do to lose (economically). This is probably closer to the truth. Some doubtlessly do, but as a group millennials will be the losers in any DACA amnesty deal. DACA is the acronym for President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals executive order, which granted temporary legal status to any illegal immigrant to arrived in America before the age of 16. Roughly 800,000 people enrolled in the program, although the total number of potential DACA recipients is nearly 2 million. This is how many people would likely receive amnesty in an amnesty deal.

20:18

NOAA attempts to erase record-breaking cold across northeast US by 'adjusting' raw temperature data "IndyWatch Feed World"

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has yet again been caught exaggerating 'global warming' by fiddling with the raw temperature data. This time, that data concerns the recent record-breaking cold across the northeastern U.S. which NOAA is trying to erase from history. If you believe NOAA's charts, there was nothing particularly unusual about this winter's cold weather which caused sharks to freeze in the ocean and iguanas to drop out of trees. Here is NOAA's January 2018 chart for Northeast U.S. - an area which includes New England along with NY, PA, NJ, DE and MD. You'd never guess from it that those regions had just experienced record-breaking cold, would you?

20:09

Arctic snow geese set migration record of 200,000 at Middle Creek, Pennsylvania "IndyWatch Feed World"

A popular stop for migrating snow geese was more popular than ever this week. The Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area hit its highest number of snow geese ever, topping out at an estimated 200,000 birds, the Pennsylvania Game Commission reported on its website. The previous record of 170,000 birds was recorded in 2007. Unfortunately, warmer temperatures caused a large number of geese to move north. Thursday's count was 65,000 snow geese, 4,000 Canada geese, and 5,500 tundra swans. The 6,000-acre wildlife area in Lancaster and Lebanon counties is an annual destination for the waterfowl as they migrate north to their breeding grounds.

20:06

David Clarke: Florida students gun control push has George Soros fingerprints all over it "IndyWatch Feed World"

By John Bowden

Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. insinuated Wednesday that student survivors of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting were being manipulated by Democratic billionaire George Soros to organize for gun control.

In a tweet, the former Wisconsin sheriff wrote that media appearances and an activism campaign from students of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School against gun violence had George Soros fingerprints all over it.

Seventeen people were killed at the Parkland high school last week when a gunman attacked with an AR-15. In the days following, students of the school have organized a national campaign aimed at reducing gun violence.

Clarke, who resigned as sheriff last year amid speculation he would join the Trump administration, now serves as senior adviser and spokesman for the pro-Trump America First Action PAC. He is scheduled to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) later this week.

CPAC organizers did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Clarkes remarks.

Clarkes tweet follows false conspiracy theories in right-wing media such as Gateway Pundit claiming that students at the Florida high school who have appeared on CNN, including David Hogg, are crisis actors paid to exploit the shooting for nefarious purposes.

An aide to a Florida state lawmaker was...

20:05

'Three suns' seen in St. Petersburg, Russia "IndyWatch Feed World"

The two bright spots on either side of the sun are commonly referred to as sun dogs, mock suns or phantom suns, but the scientific name is parhelia. This natural wonder can be observed during especially cold weather, when light refracts from ice crystals floating in the air. Residents of the northern capital of Russia and its outskirts captured a rare and mind-blowing natural phenomenon, which makes it appear as if our planet has three suns.

20:00

So, Uhhh, Funeral Strippers are Actually a Thing Apparently "IndyWatch Feed World"

I wish I could say this was some sort of mystical Freudian sex/death impulse ritual because that would be so very much cooler. I mean really, everyone celebrates your life and then... The post So, Uhhh, Funeral Strippers are Actually a Thing Apparently appeared first on disinformation.

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19:59

Breaking Down Drug Addiction: The Signs, Causes, Treatment Options, and Effects "IndyWatch Feed World"

Okay, now before we dive into this, I feel it is important to remind everyone that drug addiction comes in a wide variety. Just because someone is not on heroin or meth does not mean they are not a drug addict, and just because someone is higher functioning on the addict level does not make them any less of an addict.

Addiction is something that happens when someone becomes dependent on a substance, activity, or thing to get something they need. It is a chronic issue people face when their brain becomes dependent on the need for reward from that specific thing. While drug addiction begins with drug use, then abuse, and so forth, it is a tough problem to overcome. Sure there is a bit more to it than that, but that is basically what it all boils down to.

Drug abuse and addiction are terms people tend to use interchangeably but shouldnt because they are two very different things. Sure, they are similar but they are without a doubt NOT THE SAME THING. You can abuse drugs and not become addicted to them in the same way you can do one drug one time and become addicted. Many things can count as drug abuse, taking more than the directed amount of Tylenol in however many hours is considered drug abuse but guess how many people do it? Tons.

We all respond to drugs in different ways. Some people seem to become addicted to things (drugs in particular) much easier than other people. There are some things that seem to contribute to whether or not you are more likely to become addicted to something, for instance, depression, genetics, and just trying things out too early on in life. There are factors at play in these kinds of circumstances but they should not be to blame completely.

Below you will find a list of signs that you or someone you care about might be facing drug addiction. If you notice these things you need to take note. Addiction can be a hard thing to overcome but it is do-able. Addiction doesnt usually happen overnight if you know what to look for you can work to stop it before it gets to that point.

Signs of Addiction:

(Remember these are in no specific order.)

Early Warning Signs

Irritability

Missing work/school

Rationalizing using more often

Minimizing the use in general

Changes in eating habits

Unusual odors due to lack of hygiene

Changes in behavior

Signs Addiction Has Set in

Taking more than needed for an extended period of time

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19:55

Da Hongfei on NEOs Future and the Cryptocurrency World "IndyWatch Feed World"

Da Hongfei on NEOs Future and the Cryptocurrency World

To the NEO community, Da Hongfei needs little introduction. However, to those who have yet to dive into NEO, some foundational information is proper. Da Hongfei is the founder of NEO (formerly known as Antshares), a blockchain platform for distributed apps. He is also the founder and CEO of Onchain, a blockchain development company for enterprise-level companies and institutions.

 

Hongfei is widely regarded as one of the principal figures in the cryptocurrency world, especially on the subject of blockchain adoption in China.

Behind his amicable personality and candid jokes of his chubby and humble early cryptocurrency days is one of the key strategists behind a cryptocurrency with an all-time-high market cap of over $10.5 billion, and a burgeoning ecosystem of entrepreneurs and developers.

The following interview with Da Hongfei was conducted at NEO DevCon by Alex Moskov, Colin Harper, and Bennett Garner. We jump into several topics concerning Hongfeis vision for NEO, the cryptocurrency world at large, as well as a few questions concerning the psyche of the man at the helm of a multi-billion dollar movement and technological revolution.

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19:55

Sun dog solar phenomenon shines over Harbin, China "IndyWatch Feed World"

The rare atmospheric 'sun dog' optical phenomenon, or parhelion, appeared in the sky above the northeast Chinese city of Harbin in Heilongjiang Province earlier this week. The spectacle, which occurs along with the accumulation of ice crystals in the atmosphere, presents itself as a halo with the sun in the centre and two reflections on either side. The three suns, which stunned local residents, are created when sunlight is refracted through regular hexagonal ice crystals, and only appear when atmospheric pressure is stable and there is adequate moisture in the air during a cold period of weather.

19:52

How Mental Illness Can Affect Your Ability to Love And Be Loved "IndyWatch Feed World"

It is estimated that 18.2% of the adult population in the United States, or 42.5 million Americans, suffers from some form of mental illness every year. A shocking statistic, it proves the age-old comforting statement You are not alone! Of these, 9.3 million adults are currently living with a serious mental illness, a condition that hinders their ability to maintain their day-to-day activities, such as maintaining relationships, going to work or even, some days, getting out of bed.

Living life with mental illness can be an incredibly exhausting experience. During the good days, we are able to slap on a happy smile, pushing the pain and struggle aside long enough to enjoy the day ahead. We can spend time with our friends and family, perform well in our careers and give the impression to the world that weve got it all together, but what about when we dont? What about the difficult days, the ones where you struggle just to find the motivation to get moving in the morning?

Photo by Greg Raines on Unsplash

 

Many of us are lucky enough to have an incredible support system in our lives, even if we may not always see it. They are our friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors the people who will stand by our side, offering us the love and support that we need during both the highs and the lows. They dont seek validation, and they dont wait for our permission, they just love us wherever we are at.

Accepting this love, however, is not always easy. As Shaylynn Hayes, founder of Love Not Stigma wrote in an article for the Huffington Post: My disorders have made it hard to feel deserving of love. It is strange to accept affection when you are unable to get out of bed. It is strange to accept that another person is willing to love you regardless of your flaws. Thats just it though: if they love you, t...

19:50

Jeff Bezos reveals construction of 500 foot tall 10K-year clock inside a West Texas mountain "IndyWatch Feed World"

Amazon's Jeff Bezos just revealed video of a massive 10,000-year clock that's being built inside a West Texas mountain. The clock is 500 feet tall and powered by the Earth's thermal cycles, Bezos said in a tweet Tuesday. "It's a special Clock, designed to be a symbol, an icon for long-term thinking," a blog post signed by Bezos says. The clock has been in the works for nearly three decades, according to the post, and is designed to tick once a year. The century hand advances once every 100 years, and the cuckoo comes out on the millennium.

19:47

CENSORED: Shooting Survivor CNN Gave Me Scripted Question After Denying Question About Armed Guards "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Ian Schwartz

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

[The Event Chronicle Editors Note: I had difficulties embedding the video, but found a back up copy on Twitter. Go to article source for original video. It looks like YouTube is trying to censor this video, too. See below for comments from Mark Dice.]

RELATED: UPDATE: YouTube is systematically deleting copies of the David Hogg video

CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions and it ended up being all scripted, Haab...

19:45

Russia deploys new warplanes at Hmeimim airbase - Video shows Russia's 5th-gen jets in action over Syria - UPDATE "IndyWatch Feed World"

On February 21, the Russian Aerospace Forces deployed additional warplanes at their Hmeimim airbase near the Syrian coastal city of Jableh. According to Syrian pro-government sources, four Su-35 multi-role fighters and four Su-25 attack aircraft escorted by a Tu-154M plane arrived at the airbase. An A-50U Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) plane was also deployed, according to the sources. The A-50U is equipped with a Vega Shmel-M radar. It can detect a launch of missile or a fighter jet in the range of 650km. The detection range for ground targets is 300km. The plane can remain in the air for more than 9 hours and has an ability to guide friendly fighters and track multiple enemy fighters on the same time. It can also detect ground targets and ships.

19:43

Galpagos islands waters video "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

Dive Into the Wildlife-Rich Waters of the Galpagos | National Geographic

17 February 2018

The Galpagos Archipelago, Darwins living laboratory, is home to an abundance of wildlife. Isolated from the mainland for millions of years, it is that rare wilderness where animals have no instinctive fear of humans.

Featuring marine iguanas, sea turtles and others.

19:40

Thousands of dead fish found along 2 miles of North Carolina beach "IndyWatch Feed World"

Thousands of fish washed ashore Wednesday along an approximately two mile stretch of the four-wheel drive beach north of Corolla. Most of the dead fish are menhaden, said Patricia Smith, spokeswoman for the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries. In some places the fish are piled thick. "It's a significant number of fish," she said. State fisheries officers found no signs of marks or sores, she said. A crew flew over the site after morning fog cleared and did not see commercial fishing boats offshore. Menhaden have been known to rush ashore escaping from predators such as blue fish.

19:37

American women publicly shamed by CNN for sharing 'Russian' event on Facebook - abuse and violent threats against her follow "IndyWatch Feed World"

A private citizen received online abuse after CNN tracked her down and publicly shamed her for unknowingly sharing a "Russian-coordinated event" on her Facebook page. While filming the woman, who runs a pro-Trump page on Facebook, CNN publicly shamed her for "unwittingly" promoting a "Russian-coordinated event." "When you're talking like this, I don't want anything to do with you," complained the woman after being repeatedly harassed by CNN's Special Investigations Unit Reporter Drew Griffin. Following the incident, conservative commentators criticized CNN for tracking down and attempting to publicly shame private citizens. "Stop harassing people at their homes, you psychos!" replied conservative YouTube star Mark Dice.

19:36

Kremlin spokesman Peskov: Russia denies role in deadly air strikes on Syria's Eastern Ghouta "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Kremlin on Wednesday denied involvement in air strikes on Syria's rebel-held Eastern Ghouta enclave that monitors say have killed at least 250 civilians since the start of the week. "These are groundless accusations. It is not clear what they are based on. No specific data has been given. We do not agree (with them)," said presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov in response to a US briefing saying that Russia was responsible for the attacks. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has also blamed Russian warplanes for the strikes.

19:34

South African president pledges to seize white farmers land without compensation and redistribute to black citizens "IndyWatch Feed World"

South Africa's new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has pledged to return the lands owned by white farmers since the 1600s to the black citizens of the country. The government plans to accelerate land redistribution through expropriation without compensation. "The expropriation of land without compensation is envisaged as one of the measures that we will use to accelerate the redistribution of land to black South Africans," said Ramaphosa, who was sworn into office to succeed Jacob Zuma as president last week.

19:29

Mystery as over 100 cockatoos are found dead in Hunter Valley, Australia "IndyWatch Feed World"

Over 100 cockatoos have been found dead in New South Wales' Hunter Valley. The Environmental Protection Authority is investigating the mass death of the sulfur-crested cockatoos. The authority was made aware of the deaths on Monday. The birds were found in a paddock off Jerrys Plains Road, near the Lemington Road intersection.

19:29

Millennials could be the biggest losers if amnesty is granted to DACA recipients "IndyWatch Feed World"

Although millennials are the first to virtuously signal their support for granting amnesty to DACA recipients, they are also the demographic cohort most hurt by DACA. This is an bizarre paradox-why would anyone favor a policy that harms them? Misinformation? Perhaps. Or maybe millennials think-feel, rather-that they have more to gain (socially) from supporting DACA than they do to lose (economically). This is probably closer to the truth. Some doubtlessly do, but as a group millennials will be the losers in any DACA amnesty deal. DACA is the acronym for President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals executive order, which granted temporary legal status to any illegal immigrant to arrived in America before the age of 16. Roughly 800,000 people enrolled in the program, although the total number of potential DACA recipients is nearly 2 million. This is how many people would likely receive amnesty in an amnesty deal. A few notes on DACA recipients: the average age of DACA recipients is 25, although they range in age from 16 to 35. Fully 20 percent of DACA recipients are older than 30. None of them are children, and very few are teenagers-in contrast to what the media implies. Furthermore, up to 50 percent of DACA recipients are fraudulent, according to Matt O'Brien, a former manager for the US Citizenship and Immigration Services Agency's investigative unit under President Obama. That's DACA in short. Now to answer the main question: how does DACA hurt millennials?

19:28

3 questions from Trump that Jeff Session(s) really needs to answer "IndyWatch Feed World"

President Trump is not letting up in his efforts to see 'justice' with regard years of 'Russian meddling' accusations and Deep State intervention. In a relatively calmly-worded tweet this morning, Trump pressured Attorney General Jeff Session (sic.) to open an investigation into the Obama administration over Russian meddling in the 2016 election. "Question: If all of the Russian meddling took place during the Obama Administration, right up to January 20th, why aren't they the subject of the investigation?" "Why didn't Obama do something about the meddling? Why aren't Dem crimes under investigation? Ask Jeff Session!"

19:28

Julian Assange: Russian "troll farm" nothing more than social media spam business "IndyWatch Feed World"

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange weighed in on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's "13 Russian troll" indictment noting that the Russians bots from The Internet Research Agency, spent thousands of dollars on Facebook ads to grow their audiences...something that is very common and encouraged by Facebook. This is how Facebook makes money, and how groups build an audience, which can then be sold to advertisers who wish to target such groups. In other words, the IRA was and is operating a run-of-the-mill marketing and social media spam business, not a "sow American discord" operation. Via The Gateway Pundit... The Russian ads mentioned in Mueller's indictment were already released by the House Intelligence Committee in November 2017. Facebook previously announced the Russian ads comprised .004% of their advertising during the election. Assange tweeted all this out on Friday, but of course the mainstream media failed to note any of this while reporting its propaganda to those who naively listen and believe in the nonsense (courtesy The Gateway Pundit)...

19:21

ACLU: US courts jailing thousands for civil debts - no due process "IndyWatch Feed World"

Thousands of people are being arrested and jailed each year because of outstanding civil debts, despite the United States banning debtors' prisons nearly 200 years ago, according to a new report from the American Civil Liberties Union. An estimated 77 million Americans have debt that has been turned over to a private collection agency, the ACLU claims. The union has alleged that private debt collectors are partnering with local courts and prosecutors' offices to use the criminal justice system to punish debtors and to try to force repayments, even when debts are in dispute. The ACLU said it found courts in 26 states and in Puerto Rico where judges has issued arrest warrants for alleged debtors at the request of private debt collectors. Debtors' prisons were abolished by Congress in 1833, but the ACLU said courts have issued tens of thousands of arrest warrants every year for people who fail to show up in court to deal with unpaid civil debt judgments. "The private debt collection industry uses prosecutors and judges as weapons against millions of Americans who can't afford to pay their bills," said Jennifer Turner, the principal human rights researcher at the ACLU and author of the "A Pound of Flesh: The Criminalization of Private Debt" report, which the union has touted as the first-ever glimpse into the impact of cooperation between courts and the private debt collection industry.

19:20

Hillary Caught In Another Brazen Lie This Time About School Shootings "IndyWatch Feed World"

Farts in spacesuits have received more enthusiastic welcomes than Hillary Clinton has garnered at her public appearances this year. The toxic politician, famed for preference for lying even when telling the truth would be more [...]

19:18

Lightning kills one, 200 injured after downpour in Ghana "IndyWatch Feed World"

One person is dead with hundreds wounded at Ngleshie Amanfrom near Kasoa in the Ga South Municipality following thunder and rainstorms that accompanied the heavy downpour on Tuesday, 20 February 2018. A lightning that struck during the rains killed a 38-year-old man and the storm ripped the roofs of a cluster of schools as well as some houses at Ngleshie Amanfrom. Accra FM's Evans Darko reported that the sheets wounded scores of individuals. In other instances the roof caved-in and fell on some school children who were having lessons at the time.

19:16

Another feminist witch-hunt: "Domestic abusers" in UK to be punished more severely than those who commit violent assault "IndyWatch Feed World"

People who abuse their partners or family members at home will be punished more harshly than those who commit crimes in the street under new rules announced today. Comment: Correction: this should read "people who allegedly abuse their partners". The new guidelines on domestic abuse also mean those who use social media, email or messaging to control or attack their victims will be given tougher penalties as rules are brought up to date. Comment: "Control" and "attack" are purposefully vague and can mean anything. If a person "feels" they are being controlled, then the person they accuse is an abuser. That's all it takes. The Sentencing Council said the changes, announced today ahead of extra protections for victims of stalking due later in the year, will mean "an increase in sentence severity" for domestic abusers. Comment: That should read "alleged victims" and "alleged domestic abusers". Remember due process? Apparently not. No one ever lies about this sort of thing after all... There is no specific crime of domestic abuse and previous rules stated that crimes which happen at home should be taken as "no less serious" than those perpetrated on the street or anywhere else. Comment: Except that crimes perpetrated on the street are limited to actual violent crimes, and the same laws apply in the home. Violent assault is illegal wherever it occurs. "Domestic violence" laws are not only unnecessary; they are designed to be used as a totalitarian stick to prod men into a Kafkaesque nightmare. As a result people who abused their partners or family members were often handed community sentences instead of time behind bars. But the new rules state that crimes which take place at home are "more serious because [they] represents a violation of the trust and security that normally exists between people in an intimate or family relationship".

19:14

Putin's Grand Bargain to Israel: Can Israel digest it? (Alastair Crooke ) "IndyWatch Feed World"

22/02/2018 - Israel is climbing up a high horse, Alex Fishman (the veteran Israeli Defence Correspondent) wrote in the Hebrew daily, Yedioth Ahronoth, last month, and is approaching ...

19:12

CDC Doctor, Who Claimed Flu Shot Caused Outbreak, Missing Feared Dead "IndyWatch Feed World"

The CDC doctor who controversially warned this years disastrous flu shot may be responsible for the deadly flu epidemic sweeping the country, has been reported missing and is feared dead. Dr. Timothy J. Cunningham, a [...]

19:08

Real Neat Blog Award, thank you Crystal! "IndyWatch Feed World"

Real Neat Blog Award

Crystal of the fine BIRDS AND BEES HIDEOUT blog, about wildlife, has been so kind to nominate Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Real Neat Blog Award. Thank you so much for this kind gesture!

The rules of the Real Neat Blog Award are: (feel free not to act upon them if you dont have time; or dont accept awards; etc.):

1. Put the award logo on your blog.

2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.

4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.

5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

Crystals seven questions (actually six ) are:

1. How do you advertise your blog to others?

Commenting at other blogs; mailing topix.com about it, etc.

2. How long do you spen...

19:07

US Patent Confirms Manipulation of the Human Nervous System through Computers and TV "IndyWatch Feed World"

US PATENT 6506148 B2 CONFIRMS HUMAN NERVOUS SYSTEM MANIPULATION THROUGH YOUR COMPUTER & TV

FEBRUARY 22, 2018

Source: Collective-Evolution | By ARJUN WALIA



Its hard to find any information at all on a one Hendricus G. Loos, despite the fact that hes filed multiple patent applications, with success, for apparatuses that deal with the manipulation of the human nervous system via a computer screen or a television monitor. In the abstract, he explains the following,

Physiological effects have been observed in a human subject in response to stimulation of the skin with weak electromagnetic fields that are pulsed with certain frequencies near Hz or 2.4 Hz, such as to excite a sensory resonance. Many computer monitors and TV tubes, when displaying pulsed images, emit pulsed electromagnetic fields of sufficient amplitudes to cause such excitation. It is therefore possible to manipulate the nervous system of a subject by pulsing images displayed on a nearby computer monitor or TV set. For the latter, the image pulsing may be imbedded in the program material, or it may be overlaid by modulating a video stream, either as an RF signal or as a video signal. The image displayed on a computer monitor may be pulsed effectively by a simple computer program. For certain monitors, pulsed electromagnetic fields capable of exciting sensory resonances in nearby subjects may be generated even as the displayed images are pulsed with subliminal intensity.

The concerning thing about this, as the patent application explains, is that even a very weak pulse can have adverse affects on the human nervous system.

He then goes on to describe that pulse variability and strength can be controlled through software, and explains how, with regards to a computer monitor, DVDs, video tapes and more, and also how it can be remotely controlled from another location.
...

19:06

New York Times Writer Calls for Financial Firms to Block Gun Sales "IndyWatch Feed World"

What Sorkin is suggesting is more of the same, although perhaps with worse consequences. If banks take action where policymakers do not or cannot, they are essentially putting themselves above the law. And if banks start playing that role, where does it end?

What if, for example, banks and credit card companies decided to stop processing payments for any retail purchase of cigarettes? After all, cigarettes are demonstrably bad for all consumers, and secondhand smoke can harm innocent people. Should banks step in to help protect society at large?

Or what if banks decided to stop processing payments for abortion clinics because they believed the practice was immoral? Is it fair for financial institutions to make abortion effectively illegal? What if President Trump called on financial firms to cut off access to environmental groups he believed were delaying projects that could bring jobs to local economies? Maybe banks should freeze Colin Kaepernicks checking account until he stops kneeling during the national anthem?

Many of these examples are extreme, but you get my point. Just because banks can be used to have a dramatic impact on our society doesnt mean they should be.

- From the American Banker piece: Call for Bank Crackdown on Gun Sales Is Deeply Misguided

Even in today's world replete with plutocrat public relations masquerading as journalism, it's rare to encounter an article simultaneously pandering, authoritarian, childish and dumb. Nevertheless, I found one, and it was unsurprisingly published in The New York Times.

The title of the piece more or less says it all, How Banks Could Control Gun Sales if Washington Wont, but let's go ahead and examine some of the author's suggestions in greater detail.

For instance:

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19:03

FLASHBACK: The unsolved killing of Thomas Wales: What does the firing of US Attorney John McKay have to do with the murder? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Tom Wales was not supposed to be home on the night of October 11, 2001. Wales, an Assistant United States Attorney in Seattle, had planned to have dinner and spend the evening with his girlfriend, Marlis DeJongh, a court reporter who lived downtown. But that afternoon Wales called DeJongh and said that he had projects he needed to work on at home. In the evening, after leaving his office, near the federal courthouse, he returned to his Craftsman-style, wood-frame house in a quiet neighborhood known as Queen Anne. Wales was forty-nine years old and had been a federal prosecutor for eighteen years. When he worked late, which was often, he would tell his family and friends, "I'm here at my post, serving my sovereign." The phrase was partly a joke, a bit of feigned grandiosity to justify a tendency toward excessive meticulousness: Wales did things slowly. He also had idealistic notions about his work. He took satisfaction in mustering the resources of the federal government to take on criminals, especially those with white collars who abused their privileged status. On the night of October 11th, Wales arrived home after 7 P.M., gave his twenty-year-old cat, Sam, her nightly arthritis medication, and prepared to install some drywall in a stairwell on the second floor. At about ten o'clock, carrying a glass of wine, he went to the basement office that he had been sharing with his ex-wife, Elizabeth. Tom and Elizabeth had met as high-school students at Milton Academy, outside Boston, and married when Tom was an undergraduate at Harvard. They had a son and a daughter, who at the time were both in Britain, attending graduate school, and they had divorced, amicably, in 2000. (Elizabeth had come out as a lesbian, and the marriage was an inevitable casualty.) Under the terms of the divorce, Tom kept the house, though Elizabeth, a literary agent, ran her business from the basement during the day. Tom used a computer there at night, usually to send e-mails to his children and to DeJongh. That night, he had also planned to work on a fund-raising letter for Washington CeaseFire, the leading gun-control advocacy group in the state, of which he was president.

19:03

Publishing platform Medium suspends far-right writers Cernovich, Posobiec and Loomer "IndyWatch Feed World"

The online publishing platform Medium has suspended the accounts of prominent far-right figures Mike Cernovich, Jack Posobiec and Laura Loomer. Medium spokesperson Sandee Roston told The Hill that the company does "not comment on individual accounts." Roston did point to a Feb. 7 post detailing an update to its rules. "We have all seen an increase and evolution of online hate, abuse, harassment, and disinformation, along with ever-evolving campaigns of fraud and spam," Medium's rules update reads. "We have strengthened our policies around this type of behavior."

19:02

Frontiersman of the Internet: John Perry Barlow "IndyWatch Feed World"

He may have been a lyricist for the Grateful Dead, but a component of John Perry Barlows activism and corpus will forever be associated with a concept fast losing its gloss: internet freedom.

A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace had a certain founding fathers imperative, and, along with that added enthusiasm, a degree of misunderstanding.  Like the mind expansion experiences he shared with Timothy Leary during the 1960s, it had a psychedelic edge to it, an LSD doctrine of interactive space.

Governments, for instance, would be left outside its perimeters.  Rather than partners and participants, they were deemed rapacious enemies.  Cyberspace was the new home of Mind. In that mind, states would let citizens be. You are not welcome among us.  You have no sovereignty where we gather.

It was axiomatic that any such space be free, a global social space inimical to despots and regulators, naturally independent of the tyrannies you seek to impose upon us Your legal concepts of property, expression, identity, movement, and context do not apply to us.  They are all based on matter, and there is no matter here.

In Barlow, we had a figure envisaging what was to come, and, in some ways, what was sliding into history.  According to The Economist, he embodied a vanishing America.  His lyrics, like his lifestyle, were a world of cowboys, nature and passions. In WELL (Whole Earth Lectronic Link), he found a virtual community that nourished a wild west, frontier vision of engagement.

For Tim Berners-Lee, the British computer scientist most closely associated with the invention of the World Wide Web, Barlows dreams are needed even more today, in 2018, than when he wrote that manifesto.  Were a long, long way from the utopia of peace, love and understanding, and we need people more than ever to evangelize for technology, and for the good.

Cindy Cohn, executive director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, was effusive about the vision of the Internet as a fundamental place for freedom, where voices long silenced can find an audience and people can connect with others regardless of physical distance.

Cohn is keen to disprove the assertion that Barlow was overly nave about the transcendent properties of an all emancipating Internet. Barlow knew that new technology could create and empower evil as much as it could create and empower good.

On reflecting on his 1996 declaration, Barlow...

18:56

BOMBSHELL REPORT: Twitter Employees Admit To Censoring Conservatives, Banning Them For Political Reasons "IndyWatch Feed World"

BOMBSHELL REPORT: Twitter Employees Admit To Censoring Conservatives, Banning Them For Political Reasons

By Ryan Saavedra

James OKeefes Project Veritas released a bombshell report on Thursday that shows Twitter employees admitting to censoring right-leaning accounts, including banning them from the network because they do not agree with their political views.

The report, based on undercover videos, shows Twitter employees admitting that they shadow ban right-leaning accounts, which essentially bans them from the platform without letting them know that they have been banned while allowing left-leaning accounts to slip through without the same scrutiny.

Another Twitter employee, Pranay Singh, admitted that the majority of their algorithms are geared in such a manner that they target people with certain political views.

I would say majority of it are for Republicans, Singh said.

Key takeaways from James OKeefes report:

  • Steven Pierre, Twitter engineer explains shadow banning, says its going to ban a way of talking
  • Former Twitter software engineer Abhinav Vadrevu on shadow banning: they just think that no one is engaging with their content, when in reality, no one is seeing it
  • Former Twitter Content Review Agent Mo Norai explains banning process: if it was a pro-Trump thing and Im anti-Trump I banned his whole account its at your discretion
  • When asked if banning process was an unwritten rule, Norai adds Very. A lot of unwritten rules It was never written it was more said
  • Olinda Hassan, Policy Manager for Twitter Trust and Safety explains, were trying to down rank shitty people to not show up, were working [that]on right now
  • Shadow banning to be used to stealthily target political views- former Twitter engineer says, thats a thing
  • Censorship of certain political viewpoints to be automated via machine learning according to Twitter software engineer
  • ...

18:55

Video Released Showing Police Kill Unarmed 17yo Boy in His DrivewayNo Charges "IndyWatch Feed World"

Johnson County, KS No charges will be filed against an unnamed Overland Park Police Officer who shot and killed an unarmed 17-year-old boy on January 20, 2018. Police were called to the home of teenager John Albers after his girlfriend said she was afraid he was going to kill himself. Police arrived and one officer opened fire on Albers as the teen backed out of his driveway.

The shooting was caught on police dash cam and one angle seems to show the teen start to back the familys minivan out of the driveway before being confronted by the police officer. That officer fired an initial two shots. After the first two shots were fired, Albers may have been wounded and it caused him to push the gas.

The vehicle then spun out in donut-like fashion, nearly hitting the officer. Fully engaged in the conflict the officer then opened fire with 11 more bullets further wounding and eventually killing the reportedly distraught teen.

Once again, another American family is faced with the sad reality an officer of the peace ended their sons life in the familys own front yard. That officer has since resigned from the police force for personal reasons. Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe told reporters in a news conference with Overland Park Police Chief Frank Donchez that no charges would be filed against the officer because he was following police procedure.

Predictably, Sheriff Donchez took the side of his former officer when he said:

He was out of the way at one point, but as you saw the van turned around and came back at himOne of the misconceptions is that if you are alongside a vehicle you are no longer subject to danger. Thats not remotely true. One cut of the wheel to one side or other can take you down with the side of the vehicle. Dont let the fact that hes alongside the vehicle fool anyone into believing that hes no longer in dangerA vehicle can be a weaponThat factored into our equation.

Following the shooting, the Johnson County Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Team (OISIT) conducted the post-shooting investigation. As TFTP has reported, in other states when theres an officer-involved shooting, the police department from which the officer was employed cannot take the lead. Predictably, OISIT, after investigating its own countys police department, found no wrongdoing on the part of the still unnamed officer.

...

18:54

Trump Vows To Ban Gun Free Zones And Arm Teachers To Stop Shootings "IndyWatch Feed World"

President Donald Trump says that arming teachers and school staff and stationing Marines on school grounds could prevent future school shootings, as he met with survivors of the Florida massacre, who demanded changes and solutions. [...]

18:52

Oxfams Sex Scandal: Haitis Latest Indignity at the Hands of Dogooders "IndyWatch Feed World"

I was in Cuba when the Oxfam Caligula sex scandal in Haiti broke. Knowing my work in the field, a colleague with years of experience working in disaster response agencies asked me what I thought.

When I had the chance to catch up on the story, my response included, I wasnt surprised.

She was horrified. Underage girls wearing nothing but Oxfam T-shirts! How can that be not surprising?

Haiti, unfortunately, has seen its share of blan  foreigners who have been otherwise rejected by their home societies, or should have.

Not one, not two, but at least three cases of confirmed pedophiles, former priests, sent to Haiti to hush angry parishioners in the U.S. They only were brought to light in Haiti if they ruffled the feathers of the powerful, aligned with the wrong political faction, such as president Aristide, ousted in 2004.

I lost count at four orphanages from the U.S. rocked by scandal when one of their male leaders was accused of sexual misconduct with the children they were supposed to be saving.

An individual stole a colleagues car, and cases of people dealing drugs.

Not to mention the United Nations troops, legally granted immunity, covering up and otherwise protecting scores of, again, male, perpetrators of rape, sexual assault, and other sexual misconduct. Some even left behind children for the women, many of whom under the age of consent, to raise on their own. And many victims were young Haitian men and boys.

But not Oxfam! They are the good guys. They are the watchdogs, keeping others like USAID, the UKs DIFD, the World Bank, and other bullies honest and on their toes. Oxfams simulation of world hunger at my university dining hall had a big impact on me, a reason I became vegetarian. And lets not forget their annual report exposing the increasing inequality in global capitalism.

Et tu, brute?

So the lurid details may be a new high water mark for the dogooders. But the cover-up was, again, not surprising. The alleged brothel paid for by Oxfam donors, and the quiet exit strategy for the...

18:47

The 9 Essential Levels of Spiritual Growth "IndyWatch Feed World"

Spirituality is something a lot of people struggle with. It is different for everyone and when it comes to figuring out where you are spiritually or moving forward spiritually there can be some hurdles you have to overcome.

For anyone who may not know, spirituality is defined as the quality of being concerned with the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things. Some people get in touch with their spiritual side through meditation and other things of the sort and some people do not. It just depends on the person and their beliefs matched with where they want to be. Spirituality, in general, includes a sense of connection to something bigger.

I have found that there seem to be at least 9 levels of spirituality. These levels are all things we experience at some point or another within reason. If you are someone who has strong beliefs and wants to become more spiritual this article may be able to benefit you. Take a look below to learn a little about each level of spirituality and how you can get there. What level are you on?

9 Levels of Spirituality And How to Get Where You Need to Be:

Level 1: Idling In Place

Level one is where we all start out. Our spiritual self is sitting waiting for the right time to make itself known. This level is the What happens when we die level in a way as most people are only pondering over what may happen or where they may end up without doing any real digging. It takes something amazing to really bump those on this level up and oftentimes they will remember what truly got their spiritual journey started. There is nothing wrong with being on this level, we all go at our own pace and we all have to start somewhere.

Level 2: The Beginning of Something New

This is where you have finally begun your journey and are asking questions and stepping out of your comfort zone a bit. You are beginning to see things in a different light. Now, you cannot yet see things for what they truly are but their colors are beginning to come through. While this level can be a bit rough for us it is very important.

Level 3: Caring Deeply and Growing

At this point, you will have learned all about Empaths, HSP, Lightworkers, and other things of the sort. You will begin caring more about the people in your life and nature in itself. I love this level because it is a very peaceful place to move forward from. It is almost like a break from the storm.

Level 4: Learning Your Purpose

Now once you have begun growing on such level things inside of you change. You begin to...

18:44

Medium has suspended the accounts of Mike Cernovich, Jack Posobiec, and Laura Loomer "IndyWatch Feed World"

Alt-right leaders can no longer spread disinformation on Medium

A complete overhaul of the platforms rules caught some awful people in the crossfire.

By Paris Martineau

Medium has suspended the accounts of Mike Cernovich, Jack Posobiec, and Laura Loomer. Unfortunately, this means that articles like Cernovichs How I Would Run for Congress are no more. Links to any of the suspended accounts (or their published works) redirect to the dreary white suspension page, which reads This page is unavailable.

Screenshot of Mike Cernovichs Medium page.

While first pointed out on February 19 by Nathan Bernard on Twitter, its entirely possible that the suspensions could have occurred earlier in the month and gone unnoticed. The most likely culprit is the companys February 7 update to their Medium Rules section. Calling it an update is a bit of an understatement; its more like a total overhaul, with a particular targeted purpose.

By far the biggest change made by Medium is the addition of a section called Related Content, which reads We do not allow posts or accounts that engage in on-platform, off-platform, or cross-platform campaigns of targeting, harassment, hate speech, violence, or disinformation. We may consider off-platform actions in assessing a Medium account, and restrict access or availability to that account. (Emphasis ours.)

Though theres obviously no way to tell for sure, it seems reasonable to infer that this update was responsible for Cernovich, Posobiec, and Loomers suspension. When asked for comment on the suspensions, a Medium spokes person told The O...

18:40

Recent Study Finds that Drinking Even One Soda Per Day Could Increase Your Risks for Cancer "IndyWatch Feed World"

People across the globe drink soft drinks daily but is this a good idea? Sure, we know soft drinks are not necessarily healthy but there could be much more to it than we want to admit.

Researchers at Cancer Council Victoria and the University of Melbourne recently worked on a collaborative study that showed some shocking results. They analyzed over thirty thousand Australians who went on to develop little over three thousand cases of 11 obesity-related cancers. This including things like prostate cancer, breast cancer, and so forth. The reports they looked at were from the years between 1990-1994 and 2003-2007. Their findings were published not too long ago and showed an obvious association between cancer risks and the consumption of soft drinks.

According to their research, the more sugary sodas the participants consumed the higher their risks were of developing cancer. Somehow they did not note this in those who drank diet sodas but we all know there are different risks associated with those. With most people consuming at least one glass or more of soda each day this is quite alarming.

The Associate Professor Allison Hodge of Cancer Council Victorias Epidemiology and Intelligence Division who happens to be one of the authors of this study has stated as follows:

These particular cancers are common.y associated with obesity, however, our research found this risk existed for all participants no matter their size.

We were surprised to find this increased cancer risk was not driven by obesity.

Even people who were not overweight had an increased risk if they regularly drank sugary soft drinks.

Interestingly, though, we found those who regularly drank diet soft drinks were just as likely to be obese as those who regularly drank sugary soft drinks, which still carries health risks.

Todd Harper CEO of Cancer Council Victoria then went on to add as follows:

Sugary drinks, including soft drinks, are already known to be a cause of obesity, which greatly increases the risk of 13 types of cancer,

And cancer is just one of many chronic health conditions associated...

18:38

Megabank Warns Recent Stock Crash was Only an Appetizer to Main Course of a Major Crash "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Matt Agorist The new law will create inflation whenever the trusts want inflation. From now on depressions will be scientifically created. ~Congressman Charles A....

18:37

Balancing the 7 Chakras Through the Ancient Art of Chakra Bathing "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Chakra system within our bodies is extremely important. Without it, our energy or chi would not be able to move through us.

That being said, sometimes our Chakra system needs to be balanced. You see, in life the things we face affect our Chakras and can even leave some of them blocked no longer allowing the chi to move about freely. Cleaning our Chakras is very important if you have never done this you are long overdue.

Chakra bathing is the best method I have found when it comes to balancing everything out. I do this at least once a month to be sure everything is operating as it should be and I feel a huge difference. It really opens me up in some of the most wonderful ways. Below you will find a list explaining how to go about Chakra bathing, enjoy!

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How to Chakra Bathe:

Step 1: Relax and choose a chakra to work with

Spiritual matters have to be handled carefully, so start small. To begin with, you need to figure out where you think you need the most work. Which Chakra do you feel has been giving you the most issues? Choose the chakra, to begin with, and we will go over the rest of them later.

Step 2: Find the best place to bathe

You can bathe inside or outside, that is up to you. Figure out the best place for you. Personally, I think bathing outside at night is so much more relaxing but can be a bit complicated. That being said, if you end up bathing inside opening up a window so that the moonlight can shine through will benefit you greatly as you do this.

Step 3: Prepare the bath

Run some warm water and add some Epsom Salts to the bath. I also like to add some baking soda and one essential oil for the specific chakra you want to work with. Click here to see which different kinds of essential oils are associated with the Chakra you are trying to work with. You can also add colorful stones to the outside of your bath and things of the sort that will also benefit you.

Step 4: Take your bath

Once you get into the bath sit back and relax. Concentrate on the Chakra you are wanting to heal a...

18:33

US Federal Reserve raises alarm about America's soaring debt "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US deficit stands at $20 trillion and will rise to $30 trillion in a decade. That should be a reason for concern, according to the US Fed. "I believe the Federal Reserve should be gradually and patiently raising the federal funds rate during 2018," Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan said on Wednesday. "History suggests that if the Fed waits too long to remove accommodation at this stage in the economic cycle, excesses and imbalances begin to build, and the Fed ultimately has to play catch-up."

18:33

Anna Von Reitz -- Gun Grabbers are Idiots; Pay them No Mind "IndyWatch Feed World"

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Gun Grabbers Are Idiots; Pay Them No Mind



Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz

I'm sorry, but it's true. These people have no grasp on real life at all, and if they did, they would already be down at the gun shop, signing up for gun safety courses, buying their own guns, buying ammo, and preparing to protect themselves, their families, their children, and their neighbors.

They would be attending School Board and City Council Meetings and banging their fists and demanding funding for Security Guard contingents in every school in America.

But instead they want to take our guns away from us, and "infringe" upon our rights to protect ourselves and our families.

I personally think that every Democrat and Progressive and Communist in America who wants to give up their guns should be allowed to do so. And they should be made to pay a hefty tax for leaving the responsibility for their own protection up to our police and to their more intelligent neighbors.
Think about just HOW stupid these people really are and where the logic of what they are saying goes.....

Let's outlaw chain saws. Why not? They have been used to commit murders. Plenty of them. Also nail guns, flame throwers, gas cans, kitchen knives, shovels, coffee creamer, straws, Coke bottles-- no, stop, ALL glass bottles have to be outlawed, because criminals have used them to cause mass death in bar brawls for over two hundred years.

The realistic solution to school shootings is to: (1) give them NO publicity and (2) put retired military and police to work guarding our schools. Period. End of story. A few hundred th...

18:33

50 Missouri Lawmakers Say Child Marriage Is OK "IndyWatch Feed World"

Members of the Missouri House of Representatives passed a bill this week that seeks to bar child marriages in the state. Fifty lawmakers voted against it. The bill bars marriage for state residents aged 14 [...]

18:31

Starship Earth: The Big Picture -- News Headlines for February 22, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Headlines for February 22, 2018; BIG CensorshipBIG Time! [videos]

FEBRUARY 22, 2018

The number of videos on YouTube being removed is ramping up quickly and so is the information war. I often cant get to a video I saved before its gone, so if you shared one, I may not even see it. Some of them say the account was outright terminated.

Thats what happens, my friends, when a monopoly is allowed to flourish. That is the key way the New World Order has been able to control every aspect of our lives. Monopolies are dangerous. They remove choice. They allow the power to be focused to the point that competition is eliminated, or close to it.

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18:23

Mainstream Media Now Praising Trump as He Flip Flops and Promises Tyrannical Gun Control "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Matt Agorist If there is one thing consistent about president Donald Trump, it is his inconsistencies. Since he was elected, Trump has reneged on...

18:22

Justin Forsyth resigns from Unicef "IndyWatch Feed World"

Ex-Save the Children chief executive Justin Forsyth resigns from the UN children's fund saying he doesn't want to 'damage' charities.

18:19

Birds in Swedish wetland "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video is about birds in a Swedish wetland; reed bunting and other species.

18:17

FBI evidence suggests conspiracy and hired gunman involved in 2001 murder of federal prosecutor Thomas Wales "IndyWatch Feed World"

The FBI and the Department of Justice have scheduled a news conference in Seattle for Wednesday, during which Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the department's No. 2 ranking official, is expected to discuss the unsolved 2001 homicide. The FBI has found evidence strongly suggesting that the fatal shooting of Seattle federal prosecutor Thomas Wales in 2001 involved a conspiracy and a hired gunman, according to an FBI official familiar with the investigation. Agents had pursued a single-shooter theory in the case and focused on a former Bellevue-area airline pilot who has long been a leading suspect in the shooting. While agents continue to look at all leads that remain in the 16-year-old investigation, they are reviewing possible ties between the pilot and a small circle of people who agents suspect were involved in the killing, the FBI official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the investigation. The official said there is a "very small group" of people who know what happened. "They never talk about it," the official said.

18:16

The Legacy of Billy Graham, Americas Foremost Peddler of Fear "IndyWatch Feed World"

Billy Graham was a preacher man equally intent on saving souls and soliciting financial support for his ministry. His success at the former is not subject to proof and his success at the latter is unrivaled. He preached to millions on every ice-free continent and led many to his chosen messiah.

When Graham succumbed to various ailments this week at the age of 99 he left behind an organization that is said to have touched more people than any other Christian ministry in history, with property, assets and a name-brand worth hundreds of millions. The address lists of contributors alone comprise a mother lode for the Billy Graham Evangelical Association, now headed by his son and namesake, William Franklin Graham, III.

Graham also left behind a United States government in which religion plays a far greater role than before he intruded into politics in the 1950s. The shift from secular governance to In God We Trust can be laid squarely at this ministers feet.

Grahams message was principally one of fear: fear of a wrathful god; fear of temptation; fear of communists and socialists; fear of unions; fear of Catholics; fear of homosexuals; fear of racial integration and above all, fear of death. But as a balm for such fears, he promised listeners eternal life, which he said was readily claimed through acceptance of Jesus Christ as ones savior.

Furthermore, he assured listeners that God loved us so much that He created governments, the most blessed form being Western capitalist democracy. To make this point, he frequently quoted Romans 13, particularly the first two verses. In the New American Standard Version of the Bible, they read, Let every person be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore he who resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.

The question of whether this was actually the recorded word of God or a rider inserted into the bill by Roman senators with rather more worldly aims never dimmed Grahams insistence that all governments are the work of the Almighty. Almost perversely, he even endorsed the arrest of a woman who lofted a Christian banner during his Reagan-era visit to Moscow, opting for the crack-down of divine authority over the civil disobedience of a believer.

Governments, he reminded his Moscow listeners, do Gods work.

Based on that Biblical mandate for all governments, Graham stood in solid opposition to the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In his Letter from Birmingham Jail, all but addressed to Graham, King noted, We should never forget that everything Adolf Hitler did in Germa...

18:15

Jordan Sather: Disaster Performers, Twitter Lockout, and New Q (Recommended!) "IndyWatch Feed World"

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18:14

Nobody Wants to Talk About What Many Mass Shooters Have in Common "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Carey Wedler In the aftermath of yet another mass shooting in the United States, the Internet and broadcast news alike are inundated with commentary...

18:14

Russia's FSB foils another terrorist plot in St. Petersburg "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Russian Security Service (FSB) say they have prevented a string of terrorist attacks targeting public places and public transport. A suspect from Central Asia has been detained. Authorities have not disclosed the identity of the suspect, for fear of compromising the ongoing investigation. In December, seven alleged supporters of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) were apprehended on suspicion of plotting attacks across St. Petersburg.

18:09

Is The NTP Rat Study Already Obsolete By Design? "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Catherine J. Frompovich The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences issued a News Release February 2, 2018 titled High Exposure to Radiofrequency Radiation Linked...

18:00

The American Household Is EvolvingAnd Our Housing Should Too "IndyWatch Feed World"

Why are we still building so many three-bedroom, single-family homes when most households in America cant use them?

In the middle of the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., visitors walk through a full-scale, 1,000-square foot home designed to comfortably house a multigenerational family: Theres room for a grandmother, a single mother, and her young son. Just days ago, the home was set up for four roommates in their 20s; with another shifting of walls and furniture and amenities in a few months, itll again be converted into an ideal space for an elderly couple.

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18:00

UPDATE: YouTube has BANNED this Video! Jim Fetzer On Why He Thinks That Events In Florida Were Staged To Justify Disarming American People "IndyWatch Feed World"

UPDATED February 22, 2018: YouTube has PERMENTLY BANNED the Richie Allen show and has deleted all of his 76,000 subscribers and 1,400 videos.

Read more about it here: YouTube Has Banned The Richie Allen Show

Jim Fetzer, a former Marine Corps officer, has published widely on the theoretical foundations of scientific knowledge, computer science, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and evolution and mentality. A magna cum laude graduate of Princeton who majored in philosophy, he earned his Ph.D. in the history and philosophy of science. He has received many awards and forms of recognition for his teaching and scholarship.

McKnight Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Duluth, he has also conducted extensive research into the assassination of JFK, the events of 9/11, and the plane crash that killed US Sen. Paul Wellstone. The founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, his latest books include The Evolution of Intelligence (2005), The 9/11 Conspiracy (2007), Render Unto Darwin (2007), and The Place of Probability in Science (2010).

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17:49

British musician Stormzy attacks Theresa May on Grenfell disaster "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 21 February 2018 music video from Britain says about itself:

Stormzy at the Brit Awards: Yo, Theresa May, wheres the money for Grenfell?

After winning two of the nights biggest awards, the south London MC expressed dismay over the aftermath of the Grenfell disaster and castigated the Daily Mail. Stormzy delivered a verbal attack on Theresa May in a show-closing freestyle performance, asking the prime minister, Theresa May, wheres the money for Grenfell?, adding that the government just forgot about Grenfell, you criminals, and you got the cheek to call us savages, you should do some jail time, you should pay some damages, we should burn your house down and see if you can manage this.

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17:49

Ottawa abortion protester becomes first person charged under Canada's new draconian pro-life speech ban "IndyWatch Feed World"

One of the most well known abortion protesters in the nation's capital is the first to be charged for violating Ontario's new bubble zone law. Cyril Winter, 70, faces eight charges for violating the law prohibiting pro-life protests within 50 to 150 metres of abortion facilities and came into effect Feb. 1. On Feb. 7, police arrested Winter near the Morgentaler abortion clinic on Bank St. in downtown Ottawa. He was wearing a sandwich board that featured a picture of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the words: "Freedom of Expression and Religion. No censorship." A crucifix dangled from the top of the sign. Two days later, Winter said he returned to the area with a sign reading, "God save Canada's Charter Rights," and was charged with an additional three offences under the Act.

17:48

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM FEB 22 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Italian general elections are coming up on March 4, 2018, and at issue is Italy's sovereign debt, a whopping 134% of GDP, the

17:46

Is the Second Amendment still a deterrent against tyranny from a drone equipped government? "IndyWatch Feed World"

(TFC) As the subject of the Second Amendment reenters the public discourse, the question of whether or not the right to keep and bears arms is an effective deterrent against tyranny must be examined. In the days of drones, fighters, and tanks, what good is a semi-automatic rifle? This question is typically posed by those who envision pitched battles between US Army forces and rebels. That isnt how wars are fought anymore. Any uprising in the United States would be in the form of an insurgency. During an insurgency all of those high tech toys arent government assets, theyre insurgent assets. This doesnt imply US soldiers would defect en masse to the rebels.

The misconception over which side would benefit from heavy weapons stems from a misunderstanding about the nature of insurgency itself. The insurgents job is not to militarily defeat the opponent. The job is to turn the people against the government. Most insurgencies begin as terrorist campaigns. In this context, dont think of terrorism as a dirty word. Its simply a strategy for defeating an economically, militarily, or technologically superior force of opposition.

So how do drones, GPS guided bombs, artillery, and tanks play into insurgencies? Look no further than the utter failure of the US War on Terror. Drone use during that campaign has resulted in 90% of those killed being someone other than the target.  Every time a drone is used in the hypothetical US insurgency, 9 out of 10 people will be someone the government didnt intend to kill. When this occurs on US soil, the casualties will be other Americans. The family members of the dead will most likely no longer support the government. Every drone strike creates more insurgents than it kills. The same is true of guided weapons, tanks, and artillery in this type of conflict. The high tech weapons often cited by those saying the Second Amendment is obsolete simply fail to understand every time those assets are used, they help the insurgents.

Generally, terrorists do not attack hard targets at all. Insurgents do occasionally in ambush scenarios. Both will typically attack soft targets. The insurgent will not attack a military installation head on. They will attack the community outside of the installation in hopes of demoralizing their opposition. They wont kill armed soldiers with great frequency. They will kill them when they are out drinking at a bar. They......

17:42

WaPo Just Admitted Russian Propaganda Was Actually US Mainstream Media, And Was Factual "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Rachel Blevins, The Free Thought Project

During the 2016 election, the narrative that interference from the Russians had an impact on Donald Trumps success was alive and well, and it was pushed heavily by the Washington Post. However, the Post is now claiming that the propaganda it accused Russian bots of spreading was actually American, and it was factually accurate.

In a new story titled Russia used mainstream media to manipulate American voters, the Post admittedthat instead of creating and spreading fake news, the accounts it claimed were controlled by Russians actually focused on sharing stories from American mainstream media outlets, and one of their most used sources just happened to be The Washington Post.

Citing an analysis by Columbia University social-media researcher Jonathan Albright, the Post noted that the majority of the Russian propaganda spread by these accounts was made up of factually accurate stories from American sources:

Some well-chronicled hoaxes reached large audiences. But Russian-controlled Twitter accounts, Albright said, were far more likely to share stories produced by widely read sources of American news and political commentary. The stories themselves were generally factually accurate, but the Russian accounts carefully curated the overall flow to highlight themes and developments that bolstered Republican Donald Trump and undermined his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.

Among the tweets Albright studied...

17:40

Journalist banned from feminist conference in Sweden for daring to write that gender was biological and not a social construct "IndyWatch Feed World"

Questioning the idea that gender is a social construct is seemingly a no-no in Swedish feminist circles, as it cost a renowned journalist her participation in a conference. Swedish journalist Kajsa "Ekis" Ekman was scheduled to participate in a porn-related conference in Gothenburg earlier this week. However, her attendance was canceled after she wrote a text in which she claimed that gender was "biological." The conference on the connection of pornography with prostitution was organized by the National Organization for Women's Shelters (Roks), which asked Ekman for an article about gender. "In her opinion piece and subsequent replies, Kajsa Ekman was skeptical about the fact that gender is something a person themselves gets to define. This is not consistent with Roks' ideology," the organization wrote on its website.

17:36

Ted Cruz Proudly (And Cluelessly) Says Dems Are Lisa Simpson, GOP Is Homer "IndyWatch Feed World"

Amazingly, he considers this to be a compliment.

The Simpsons may have accidentally predicted the rise of Donald Trump, but they never saw Ted Cruz coming. The senator from Texas and unofficial King of Self-Owns, underscored a point that the universally beloved animated show has been making for yearsand misconstrued it as a compliment.

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17:35

Arrival of Beaker culture 4,500 years ago changed Britain's DNA for ever "IndyWatch Feed World"

The largest ever study on ancient DNA has shown that Britain was changed forever by the arrival of the Beaker folk, a wave of migrants about 4,500 years ago who brought with them new customs, new burial practices, and beautiful, distinctive bell-shaped pottery. The very existence of the Beaker folk - whose ancestry lay in central Europe and further east to the Steppes - and Beaker culture has been questioned in the past. The actual beakers, striking clay drinking vessels with an elegant flared lip, were clearly among the most treasured possessions of the people who were buried with them, and have been excavated from graves across Europe for centuries. However, archaeologists could not agree whether they represented a fashion spread by trade and imitation, or a culture diffused by migration.

17:34

NASA Just Shared Its latest Images Of Jupiter: The Result Are Amazing "IndyWatch Feed World"

BLuke Miller Truth Theory

Every 53.3 days, the NASA probe Juno passes Jupiter in its orbit. This magnificent feat allows for some beautiful snaps of the great gas giant, and the latest to be released by NASA are no disappointment.

On February 7, the Juno probe passed jupiter for the 11th time. As the $1 billion machine flew through space at an estimated 130,000 miles an hour, it took some truly breathtaking images of the planet.

It takes days (often a little longer) for data to reach our planet, however the pictures are certainly worth the wait. Business Insider reports, the data is posted to a special website where we can take a look, and those who have the photoshop skills can take the black-and-white files and turn them to beautiful pictures. The pics can then be uploaded for all to see.

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17:30

How The 1984 Orwellian State Has Been Growing For A Long Time "IndyWatch Feed World"

How The 198 Orwellian State Has Been Growing For A Long Time

By Arjun Walia

Within the past few years, so much information has come out contradicting the mainstream rhetoric. Election fraud, as made evident by Wikileaks, is one example, and false flag terrorism, with 9/11 being the perfect example, is another. The elite has been thriving off of shaping our perception about events to justify their actions in response to these events, all while manufacturing them in the first place. Perhaps one of the best examples comes from 2016, when the Pentagon was caught paying a PR firm more than half a billion dollars to create fake terrorist videos.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has also called out the desire by the elite for a New World Order, which would see the powers that be use imaginary and mythical threats to control us. If youd like to learn more about the New World Order, you can read an article I wrote about it in 2015 that goes into more detail...

17:29

Man accused of kidnapping British model Chloey Ayling claims she fabricated story to become famous "IndyWatch Feed World"

The man accused of kidnapping aspiring British model Chloe Ayling has claimed the whole ordeal was "fabricated" to make her famous. Lukasz Herba faces court in Italy on Wednesday over accusations he abducted the 20-year-old before holding her hostage for six days. Ayling hit the headlines in July after she was found in Italy, having been shoved into a suitcase in an alleged kidnap and ransom plot. Ayling claims that she was offered a modeling job in Milan, but on arrival was snatched and drugged by a group calling itself Black Death - which is accused of selling sex slaves to the Middle East. Six days later, she was found outside the British embassy. Young mum Chloe was reportedly spared after telling the kidnappers she had a child. Herba, a 30-year-old Polish national, is in custody in Milan after his arrest. He denies knowingly taking part in a crime. His brother Michal Herba was also charged with being involved in the kidnapping.

17:28

US Patent 6506148 B2 Confirms Human Nervous System Manipulation Through Your Computer & TV "IndyWatch Feed World"

Its hard to find any information at all on a one Hendricus G. Loos, despite the fact that hes filed multiple patent applications, with success, for apparatuses that deal with the manipulation of the human nervous system via a computer screen or a television monitor. In the abstract, he explains the following, Physiological effects have been []

17:25

Apple will pay up to $16 billion in back taxes within months, Ireland says "IndyWatch Feed World"

Irish Revenue Commissioners chairman Niall Cody told a parliamentary committee his office will likely tally up a tax bill for Apple of around $16 billion, Reuters reports. Its in that ballpark, Cody said. Over 95 percent of the calculations are completed and we have agreed with the Commission that all our calculations will be with them

Irish Revenue Commissioners chairman Niall Cody told a parliamentary committee his office will likely tally up a tax bill for Apple of around $16 billion, Reuters reports. Its in that ballpark, Cody said.

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17:16

Be the Change You Want to See in the World! "IndyWatch Feed World"

This started out as a News Shot about the drug war but it turned into something totally different and positive by the end. I love it when that happens!

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17:15

Military maps are about to get smarter with help from Esri "IndyWatch Feed World"

Spacial-analytics firm Esri is looking to supercharge its mapping capabilities. The company said today it has acquired location data-extration tools from ClearTerra, a company that specializes in geospatial software products. The tech, LocateXT, will allow users of Esris mapping platform to more easily extract geographic coordinates from unstructured textual datalike emails or intelligence briefingsand instantly generate maps with

Spacial-analytics firm Esri is looking to supercharge its mapping capabilities. The company said today it has acquired location data-extration tools from ClearTerra, a company that specializes in geospatial software products. The tech, LocateXT, will allow users of Esris mapping platform to more easily extract geographic coordinates from unstructured textual datalike emails or intelligence briefingsand instantly generate maps with the information. Esri says the new capabilities will especially benefit organizations in defense, public safety, and intelligence, which tend to deal with large amounts of unstructured data.

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17:15

King penguins, male-female difference "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 2014 video says about itself:

Just above Antarctica, off the island of South Georgia, lies a breeding hot spot for elephant seals and king penguins known as Gold Harbour.

Filmmaker Richard Sidey captures incredible raw footage and the natural sound of this wild bounty for part of his series, Speechless. [W]ith the absence of narrative, the viewer is left to create their own narrative and their own experience, without being told what to think It gives everyone the possibility of seeing these places for what they are without the restrictions of cost and the environmental impact, he says.

From ScienceDaily:

Distinguishing males from females among king penguins

February 22, 2018

It is difficult to distinguish males from females among King Penguins, but a new Ibis study reveals that King Penguins can be sexed with an accuracy of 100% based on the sex-specific syllable pattern of their vocalisations. Using the beak length, King Penguin individuals can be sexed with an accuracy of 79%.

The new findings may help investigators understand how King Penguins choose mates, and they offer a cost-effective, non-invasive technique for researchers to sex King Penguins in the field.

The sex-specific syllable pattern in King Penguin calls is a very interesting finding, both from an evolutionary perspective as it is rare in non-passerine species, but a...

17:10

Gucci Models Carry Severed Heads In Runway Show "IndyWatch Feed World"

Gucci unveiled their Fall/Winter 2018-2019 collection at Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday with fashion models carrying replicas of their severed heads down the runway. The brand released its collection under the creative direction of Italian fashion designer Alessandro Michele. My hunt for the perfect accessory ends at Gucci my own severed head []

17:10

American diplomats and election monitors barred from Russian presidential election "IndyWatch Feed World"

US diplomats and staff of various American organizations will not be allowed to monitor the upcoming Russian presidential election, in reply to a similar ban issued by the US in 2016, the Russian deputy foreign minister has said. "As for the American diplomats and workers of the offices of various US organizations in Russia, they will not be permitted to participate in this process [poll monitoring], considering the fact that during the 2016 elections in the US the staff of Russian organizations in the US were denied such an opportunity," Sergey Ryabkov was quoted as saying on Thursday by Interfax. The deputy minister also added that this would not apply to US citizens who work for the monitoring mission of the OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights.

17:02

David Seaman Has Been Banned from YouTube "IndyWatch Feed World"

FREE DAVID SEAMAN!

FEBRUARY 21, 2018

Ill be on INFOWARS with their host Owen Shroyer [today]to discuss my ban from the platform. The ban came minutes after doing a video on David Hogg, and his father, former FBI agent Kevin Hogg. Since my ability to upload has been restricted, I cannot be expected to update the YouTube public on what we know about HOGGs father. At this time, I do not believe he is the same Hogg who sold a financial services company to AmEx for around $300mm. Hopefully the public will correct this for me; readers seeing this on the public news platform synonymous with my journalism career, FULCRUM. This serves as abundantly kind public notice, therefore, and correction that former F.B.I. agent Kevin Hogg is, in my view, not the seller of a fintech company to AmEx however, I stand by our research teams claims about his son, David Hogg. None of this adds up. It pisses me off.

Related: Florida high school student journalist (& son of FBI agent) caught on video rehearsing scripted lines, coached by camera man

Let me call the Clintons Luciferians all year on your platform, no worries, but minutes after mentioning David Hogg and his former FBI agent deepstate daddy, and my 10 year old YouTube account is permanently shutdown.

Not very nice, Susan Wojcicki.

Not very nice, Google.

Americans havent been treated very nicely, lately.

And the free speech RIGHTS we enjoy in this country, many have spilled blood to protect in prior wars.

This censorship disparages their sacrifice and this great nation. We wont go quiet into the video night. See you on Bitchute!

-David Seaman

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17:00

Amazon as a Planned Economy "IndyWatch Feed World"

All corporations are creepy, but Amazon is uniquely so. Perhaps its the Borg-like inevitability with which it converts your friends and family into excessively loyal Prime subscribers, or the Brave New World... The post Amazon as a Planned Economy appeared first on disinformation.

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16:50

Thousands of Americans Jailed for Debts Chased by Private Collectors "IndyWatch Feed World"

An estimated 77 million Americans have a debt that has been transferred to a private collection agency. Thousands have ended up in jail over debts as small as $28, with African-Americans and Hispanics the most affected.

The findings come from a new report by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) spanning 26 states and Puerto Rico, published on Wednesday. The practice violates many US state and federal laws, which prohibit the jailing of debtors.

In one case cited in the report, a disabled woman who wears a prosthetic leg was shackled by her waist and feet by two armed US marshals before being put in jail overnight.

They had a warrant for my arrest and I asked them for what, he didnt say what it was for. He said, Hell tell you later, said Tracie Mozie of Dickinson, Texas.

Law enforcement officials had entered Mozies bedroom to arrest her over a $1,500 federal student loan she took out in 1986 to pay for truck-driving school. The loan had mushroomed to $13,000 with interest and fees. Monzie was unable to pay because she is unemployed and lives on disability benefits.

The ACLU examined more than 1,000 cases in which civil court judges issued arrest warrants for debtors. In some instances the amounts were as small as $28. Letters were sent over bounced checks as low as $2, the ACLU found.

The report is the first ever to analyze the cooperation between courts and the private debt collection industry across the US, according to the ACLU. Private debt collectors use the criminal justice system to try to compel repayments, even when the debts are disputed or when the debtor cannot repay. More than 6,000 debt collection firms operate in the United States, collecting billions of dollars each year.

Following their arrest, debtors may remain in jail for several days until they can pay the bail. In some cases, the ACLU found some people were locked up for as long as two weeks.

This practice violates the many state and federal laws as well as international human rights standards that prohibit the jailing of debtors.

The report finds that the long-term consequences of arrests for both courts and people can be profound and scarring. Arrest warrants can be entered into background check databases which mean they can jeopardize future employment, housing applications, education, and access to security clearances.

...

16:46

Grassroots candidates tout small average contributions "IndyWatch Feed World"

Big fundraising totals are a strong indicator of the viability of candidates running for Congress (see below), but in this years midterm elections, insurgent grassroots candidates campaign strategy involves flaunting a smaller number: average contribution.

One such candidate is California Democrat Andrew Janz. Earlier this month, he tweeted about his average contribution of $44 and how it compared to incumbent Republican Devin Nunes big donor fundraising. His campaign told OpenSecrets that since the start of 2018, his total fundraising has grown to roughly $893,000 from just over 21,000 individual donations and that his average has dropped to $42.68.

Im running for Congress to represent the people, Janz said. Big corporations already have enough advocates in Washington. Ive focused my fundraising

California Democrat Andrew Janz, second from the left. Photo via Twitter

on individual donations because thats who I will be fighting for in Washington.

Money doesnt buy votes, but it helps. In the 2014 c...

16:40

Russian Olympic Committee pays $15mln to IOC for reinstatement, may be able to fly Russian flag at closing ceremony "IndyWatch Feed World"

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has received a sizeable amount of money from the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), which had to pay $15 million for reinstatement of its suspended membership. On Thursday, the ROC paid the required sum to the Olympic governing body for the restoration of its membership, which might allow the national athletes to march under their national flag at the PyeongChang closing ceremony. In December, the IOC ruled to suspend the ROC and ban several top Russian officials, including former sports minister, Vitaly Mutko, as a penalty for alleged doping during the 2014 Sochi Olympics. More than 50 Russian team members, who the Olympic body had suspected of doping, were slapped with life bans for any future Olympic Games and had their 2014 games results annulled by the IOC.

16:37

Britain readying for war "IndyWatch Feed World"

Terrorists have taken lives on the streets of London and blown up childrens concerts in Manchester but Britains chief of defense thinks the UK should focus on other threats.

The governmental obsession with Russia took a new, giant leap this week when the hapless head of Britains three military arms outlined what he as a former businessman has decided is the biggest threat to UK security.

Naturally, its Russia.

The same Russia which has seen bombings and attacks on public transport by the same enemy Britain is facing.

Williamsons declaration could spark a significant shift in security policy which will focus on the Kremlin over proven killers.

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Britain's Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson Toby Melville

The secretary put Moscow in the same boat as Pyongyang, North Korea equating unfounded fears over Russia with a nation which has genuinely threatened, almost weekly, to unleash nuclear war.

We would highlight state-based threats as the top priority and . . . the speed with which they are escalating. But within a hair[s breadth] it is followed by the terrorism threat, he told the Defence Select Committee. We have probably all got to look at how we have got to invest more to deal with this threat that we have not had to deal with for the last 25 years.

Mark Francois, a Conservative member of the select committee and a former defence minister, spotted the staggering change and questioned Williamson on his willingness to change the focus of the military. He said the move puts the forces at readiness for war.

Yes it does, Williamson replied.

The cabinet chief said Britain had been caught napping and insisted state-on-state conflict is something the military must invest in.

The latest pang of paranoia from Will...

16:28

Will the Real Crisis Actors Please Stand Up? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dylan Charles, Editor
Waking Times

Its been almost 20 years since the massacre at Columbine High School. That was in 1999, when cable news was really just beginning to sinks its teeth into American culture.

It was a new format, and for the first time such horrific news was in your face, everywhere you went, all the time. People watched in rapt attention as 24 hour coverage of the shootings went on for days and weeks afterward. Continuous replays of audio and video of the event, witness testimonies, candle light vigils, pundits contemplating every angle and facet of the horror were a new thing for us at that time.

It was a sustained psychic blitzkrieg happening in your living room, in your personal space, in the comfort and security of your own home. It was a new form of spiritual warfare. Shocked, stunned, and frozen, the psychic damage sank deep in to the collective conscience foreshadowing a dystopian future. The damage went far beyond what happened at the school.

I dont think we ever really recovered from Columbine. Instead, I think we just hardened ourselves a great deal, and learned to accept an anxious ever-present fear. We built up shelters of beliefs around ourselves to try to serve as protection from such shock in the again, and we knew more was on its way.

READ: THE CHOOSE-YOUR-OWN-REALITY THEORY OF TERROR, MASS SHOOTINGS AND SPIRITUAL WARFARE

Fast-forward to the now, and were all pretty well-versed in how to deal with the next shooting. Everyone has their beliefs on standby, and everyone is ready to go with their narrative. It happens every time. Its a repeating loop.

The bulk of mainstream media, which is undeniably left-leaning (it that term even means anything to you), gets right after their political agenda of gun control. As if guns are the only factor here. At the same time, the self-proclaimed alternative media sticks to its formula of picking out the conspiratorial aspects of the event. As if absolute truth can be uncovered by carefully examining every pixel in C...

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Pine Cone Cure: The Nirvana Gender-cancer Nothingness-cure for Hallucinating Satanism "IndyWatch Feed World"

Buddhist monk tells you the meaning of 'MIRACLE'. It will change your LIFE

https://youtu.be/hUN3hHWMiuM



Karmic gender Duality lifetimes multiplicity, is divisive cellular runaway Atomic nuclear degeneration Half-life denial of precious nothingness deep inside every gender-pirates own stolen buried Nirvana treasure.

Gender-cancer addiction is a Satanic sex-slavery prison-body, yet Karmic hate-repetition competition comes from the, very denied hatred of each other in marriages ploy to blame gender-shame of separation on obvious Family triangulation children, the mirror of our own Gender-cancer increasing Karma.

Since Mortal Gender-motif is the absence of Immortal Love Flux-flow freeing energy in ONENESS Spirit Conscience of absolute unborn infinity, then shame of separation remains the motive-engine of sexual acting out, where cell-division Gender-cancer multiplicity spreads more Illusion than any Gender-motivated Karmic Cancer can keep up with genders need for hallucinating Gender-differences illusion for Satanic Power-over Atomic degeneration Blackmail=Burnout, already.

I am grateful for, every helpless attempt from gender-devotees to censure from any gender-perch, so scared to lose their narcissistic self-hate Cancer-power from on hallucinating Satanism-high. Gender-devotees are, just more proof to improve our Collective rage-denial Consciousness shame indicator to, never surrender the fox in the hen pen, until blowing up Sallow Yellowstone martyrdom, as if that pouting Cancer-child who cant play Nothingness Ball, will sacrifice it all, for the sake of throwing the Karmic-illusion out with the babys gender-bath water.

Since Immortal Love Flux-flow freeing energy forgiveness fountain is the Holy Spirit absence of Gender-cancer hallucinating Satanism, then I surrender my Satanic complicit cell-division multiplicity motives, and welcome Crystalline Christ Light Indigo Inner Net Kind affinity Nirvana NOTHINGNESS, for the sake of all Gender-cancer who suffer continual Karmic-hate in the mirror of their own undead gender-corpse Satanic Earth motif. I am NOTHING without Spirit Coherence and as I...

16:06

Pakistan tight-lipped on Saudi Arabian troop deployment "IndyWatch Feed World"

Details sketchy on deployment of more than 1,000 soldiers on train and advise mission in the kingdom.

Islamabad, Pakistan  Pakistans government has refused to share details on the deployment of a contingent of more than a thousand soldiers to Saudi Arabia, prompting concerns that the troops could support the kingdoms ongoing military campaign in Yemen.

The Pakistani government and military both deny that the troops, whose deployment was announced last week, would operate outside the borders of Saudi Arabia.

On Monday, Khurram Dastgir-Khan, Pakistani defence minister, told the countrys senate that the troops would operate in a train and advise capacity.

The contingent, once deputed in Saudi Arabia, will perform its training and advisory mission while remaining within the geographical boundaries of the kingdom, he said.

The ministers briefing to the Senate was met, however, with dissatisfaction from Raza Rabbani, the Senate chairman, who said it failed to provide basic details on the troops role in the Gulf kingdom.

This is shedding no light on the decision that has been taken by the prime minister. I am sorry, but this statement is inadequate, Rabbani said.

The new deployment would be an addition to an existing force of 1,600 troops currently stationed in Saudi Arabia, and would be governed under a 1982 agreement between the two countries on military cooperation.

16:00

Why Meditation Can Help You Overcome Depression for Good "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dylan Charles, Editor
Waking Times

Doctors and psychiatrists are well-versed in the science of antidepressants. Theyve established a body of research showing how levels of certain brain chemicals fluctuate to affect mood, and they can chemically stabilize someones mood with pills.

But truly healing from depression involves many intangible factors such as diet, the support of family and friends, belief systems, self-identity, frustration with work, resolving or coming to terms with childhood trauma or past events, and so on. There really is no one-pill-chemical solution to heal people from depression.

In an article entitled, The Real Cause of Depression Has Been Completely Overlooked, Christina Sarich looks at some of these intangibles.

Many of us with depression can think back to multiple instances of child abuse, negligence, and abandonment. We were likely raised by narcissistic parents who themselves, were abused. If our parents happened to be fairy-tale perfect, society did its own number on us, either bullying the innocent, exposing us to broken families and rampant poverty, or simply mind-controlling the heck out of us into thinking that because we dont fit the images paraded before us, we are somehow lacking or inferior.

 

Our brains are trying to help us live. They become depressed and anxious because they are calling those wounds to the surface so that they can be healed. If we keep medicating them, the wounds will only crash to shore with more vengeance, until we finally understand the Higher Purpose of pain. Just as food can be toxic to our bodies, so can stress. Adverse childhood experiences coupled with real depression-instilling societal norms upheld today have created an epidemic of depression. ~...

15:54

Wow, Thats Weird FOIA Exposes FAA Tapes From Oregon UFO Incident "IndyWatch Feed World"

On October 25, an unidentified flying object (UFO) was detected on radar, which turned into a series of eyewitness accounts made by commercial airline pilots over the skies of Northern California and Oregon. Even the U.S. Air Force scrambled their McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagles as part of the militarys protocol to combat threats of an intruding aircraft penetrating deep inside Americas airspace. By the time the interceptor fighter jets arrived, the mysterious aircraft became invisible and disappeared from radar.

Last November, The War Zone blog of the automotive website The Drive, posted an exclusive story detailing the mysterious white object buzzing around the skies near commercial airliners in Northern California and Oregon. The blog tracked down various accounts of what happened that day from pilots and also obtained confirmation about the F-15 Eagles launch to intercept the intruding aircraft that has left so many people puzzled.

Now, through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), The War Zone presents a mindblowing and insightful account of official documentation surrounding what really happened on October 25 over the skies of Northern California and Oregon. The FOIA includes fascinating audio recordings of radio transmissions and phone calls made as the incident was unfolding, as well as pilot interviews, and conversations between FAA officials made in the aftermath of the highly peculiar incident, said The War Zone.

The first video is a brief overview of the entire incident:

Full radar obtained from the FAA via FOIA for Northern California and Oregon from 4:34 pm to 5:25 pm PST on October 25.

The War Zone indicates that Oakland Center controllers first spotted the mysterious aircraft on radar moving very fast at 37,000 feet near sector 31 and bordering sectors 13/14.

Oakland Center Sector 31 first detected the target around 4:30pm PST. Below is a chart showing where Oakland Centers high altitude sectors are situated around Northern California. Sector 31 spans roughly from Sacramento up towards Redding, before its northern edge, which is near the border...

15:49

This company is using AI to make personalized skin care "IndyWatch Feed World"

Proven, a Y Combinator-backed startup, wants to put artificial intelligence to work on something that everyone can agree is a worthy goal: good skin. The startup is using AI to help create custom skin care lines that adapt to the changing needs of their customers. Potential customers answer a brief quiz that is run through

Proven, a Y Combinator-backed startup, wants to put artificial intelligence to work on something that everyone can agree is a worthy goal: good skin. The startup is using AI to help create custom skin care lines that adapt to the changing needs of their customers. Potential customers answer a brief quiz that is run through a database of some 100,000 products, made from 20,000 ingredients, and vetted by the testimony of 8 million women. At the end, the site spits out a regime of serums, creams, and toners tailored to the individual.

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15:47

Moonie religious cult blesses Florida school massacre weapons "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 20 February 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

Gun owner destroys rifle after Florida shooting: Now theres one less

Gun owner Scott Pappalardo has destroyed his AR-15 rifle in response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooting. Pappalardo posted a video of himself explaining his decision before chopping up the semi-automatic weapon. He asks: Is the right to own this weapon more important than someones life? I dont think so.

By Bob Brigham in the USA:

21 Feb 2018 at 15:27 ET

Church blesses assault weapons because returning Christ will pack an AR-15

This non-sarcastic news item reminds me of this sarcastic comment on the Florida school massacre, perpetrated with an AR-15:

The Florida school shooting proves we need to arm every child over the age of six months for their own protection. Americans insistence about their right to guns is tied in with their Christian belief system. As we all know, when Jesus was asked what he would do if someone slapped him on his right cheek, he responded: Load my AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and fire at random strangers in a shopping centre in Nazareth.

The pro-Trump neonazi Internet site the Daily Stormer does not go as far as arming six-month olds. They want firearms for 15-year-old school pupils as solution for s...

15:38

Dead whale washes ashore in Karnataka, India "IndyWatch Feed World"

In a rare phenomenon, a dead whale washed ashore in a decomposed state on the Doddakopla beach in Surathkal. "This is the first such incident in the last 15-20 years in the coastal belt of Karnataka," Yathish Baikampady, CEO, Panambur Beach Tourism Development Project, told TOI. The approximately 40-feet whale washed ashore on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday, because of high tide. Fishermen, who saw the carcass early on Wednesday, informed the authorities. The body was so severely decomposed that experts haven't been able to determine its characteristics such as its breed, weight or age. Yathish predicted the whale may have died because of old age.

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Soon your phone will be able to detect food poisoning "IndyWatch Feed World"

A night out at a questionable oyster shack will soon be less anxiety-inducing. NPR reports that food scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst found a way to combat food poisoninga smartphone app. At the moment, sourcing out the culpritE. coli or salmonellarequires a sample for 24-hour testing via specialized equipment. But researchers developed a

A night out at a questionable oyster shack will soon be less anxiety-inducing. NPR reports that food scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst found a way to combat food poisoninga smartphone app.

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15:22

Met police officer's secret role in mink farm operation exposed "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Metropolitan police in the UK has apologized to the Hampshire Constabulary for failing to reveal that an undercover officer was involved in the release of 6,000 mink from a fur farm 20 years ago. The raid in Crow Hill Farm near Ringwood in 1998 was carried out by an animal rights group which had been infiltrated by the Metropolitan Police, the force said. No charges were ever brought over the raid which saw the release of thousands of mink - many of which were killed to protect livestock and pets. The cover up 'impacted' the Hampshire police investigation, Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball admitted in a Met statement apologizing for the force's actions.

15:22

US engaged in confirmed political interference in Thailand's upcoming elections "IndyWatch Feed World"

As the United States intensifies its accusations against Russia for alleged interference in the 2016 US Presidential Elections, the United States itself is found engaged in confirmed political interference worldwide. This includes in Southeast Asia where Washington is attempting to rush elections in Thailand in hopes of returning their proxy Thaksin Shinawatra and his Pheu Thai Party (PTP) to power. US efforts to rush elections have included a concerted effort to dismiss those pointing out Shinawatra's continued influence in Thai politics, his continued leadership role over PTP and his intentions to use PTP to return to power.

15:18

How General Electric Gambled on Fossil Fuel Power, and Lost "IndyWatch Feed World"

Disclosure: I sell solar power systems in New Zealand. Via: Reuters: Rather than rising, GE Powers profit fell 45 percent last year, forcing GE to slash its overall profit outlook and cut its dividend for only the second time since the Great Depression. Its shares have plunged more than 50 percent since the March []

15:18

Russiagate conspiracy theorists have failed to meet their burden of proof "IndyWatch Feed World"

The establishment Russia narrative is soul-wiltingly dull. Oh hey a shocking shocking bombshell revelation about something Russia did, everyone freaks out, then people actually look into the nature of the allegation and it turns out it's nothing. Lather, rinse, repeat. An interminable addition of zeros, day after day after day after day. Boring. One of the very few interesting specks of light on this scene has been Aaron Mat and his unusual knack for convincing promulgators of the establishment Russia narrative to debate him, shining a big spotlight on just how weak the argument is. In December he famously debated "Collusion" author Luke Harding in a beatdown that was the verbal equivalent of watching a prime Mike Tyson fight Bruno Mars, and he recently had a more low-key but equally revealing interview with John Feffer of Lobelog and Foreign Policy in Focus.

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Clowns at MSNBC conclude US is 'supposed' to meddle around the world "IndyWatch Feed World"

Citing dozens of well-documented cases of direct US interference in foreign lands is just Russian whataboutism and also very unfair, because democracy promotion is a "stated US policy," according to the sharp sticks at MSNBC. During a not-at-all predictable discussion on MSNBC's 'Deadline White House', host Nicolle Wallace pressed her guests to weigh-in on former US ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul's recent twitter accusation. McFaul said that Fox News host Sean Hannity was using "American alleged interference in other countries' elections" to deflect criticisms of alleged Russian attempts at "violating our sovereignty." According to McFaul, Americans who are naive enough to think that decades of US foreign meddling should factor into hysterical discussions about alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections have fallen victim to a "whataboutism argument Putin's TV channels make."

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Rick and Morty Fans Will Now Finally, Finally Taste the Szechuan Sauce "IndyWatch Feed World"

McDonalds has ordered 20 million cups of the sauce featured in an episode of Rick and Morty, thus closing a painful chapter from the brands recent past.

It was supposed to be so simple. Instead, it was a brand disaster.  Late last summer, McDonalds attempted to connect with the youth market by resurrecting a long-gone sauce recently referenced on Rick and Morty, a TV show college students are practically mandated to watch. The only problem was that McDonalds somehow underestimated the shows explosive popularity. When the brand re-upped on the Szechuan Sauce it rolled out originally as a tie-in for 1998s Mulan, they did not order nearly enough, creating a scarcity. Videos kept cropping up online showing obnoxious teenagers mobbing McDonalds. The creators of the show distanced themselves from the whole enterprise, as it suddenly became fashionable to trash not only Rick and Mortys fanbase, but also the show itself.

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Gaffes and apologies: The perils of live microphones tripping up NBC's Olympics "IndyWatch Feed World"

Every two years, a miracle of technology unfolds: televising and streaming an Olympics with miles of cable, hundreds of cameras and producers who make split-second decisions on which pictures to beam halfway around the world. So it's with a certain irony that when NBC has had problems in Pyeongchang, it has all been very simple: one person, one live microphone and some 20 million critics. The network has apologized - or not - for a handful of gaffes seen as insults by South Koreans, by the Dutch, by women athletes, by ski fans. Live television and the risks that it brings are nothing new. The climate surrounding it is. "Live TV used to be fleeting," says Brett Kurland, a broadcast professor and director of sports programs at Arizona State University. "Something would happen, and you would either see it or you didn't. Now if you say something that someone doesn't like, they'll cut it into a GIF and post it on the Internet. Before you know it, it blows up on your Twitter feed."

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Deki the Balkan Lynx Is All Grown Up, Photos Show, but His Species Remains in Trouble "IndyWatch Feed World"

(GV)   are among the Balkans most reclusive residents. Thats why environmentalists in Macedonia and Albania and their allies in Western Europe are highlighting recently captured images of a lynx called Deki to generate support for protection of the critically endangered species.

During the first week of February 2018, the Macedonian Ecological Society MES released before-and-after photos of Deki, shot using camera traps in Mavrovo National Park. The first photo from 2013 shows him as an eight-month-old cub trailing his mother, while the second shows him as a fully grown individual. In 2015, MES used a GPS collar to track his movements and discovered that Deki owns far greater territory than the neighboring lynxes, covering a range of 888 square kilometers (343 square miles).

There are only an estimated few dozen individual lynx in the wild. For 12 years now, the felines have been the focus of the Balkan Lynx Recovery Program, an effort made up of activists on both sides of the Macedonia-Albania border. The organizations directly involved have been using the materials produced during field research to raise awareness of the need to expand protections in existing national parks, as well as add new ones in order to connect the areas where the Balkan lynx lives.

Cypriot nature photographer Silvio Rusmigo documented the process of setting up the cameras and box traps in Macedonia. Scientists use the box traps to temporarily capture the animals in order to study and tag them with GPS radio collars. In an article relating the experience, Rusmigo wrote about the difficulty of encountering lynx:

Deforestation is one of the main threats to the areas wildlife; one that is swiftly noticed as one arrives on the south-west Balkan Mountains. Logging activities carried out on horseback, owing to the inaccessibility of these mountains, leave the sight of wounded trees of which only fragments can be transported down. As evident as the thinning of the forest, is the despair outlined on the faces of those working hard for the cats protection. Joining the 2017 spring fieldwork and listening to their stories, the conservationists disappointment far surpasses that caused by employing a whole team to drive for hours and hike up to a remote location following the trigger of a box trap, only to find that it was activated by a passing owl. The agony of the confused owl may vanish after its release; but for the Balkan Lynx t...

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2 dead, 1 missing as rivers overflow in Midwest and Ontario (VIDEOS) "IndyWatch Feed World"

Days of rain combined with snowmelt have pushed rivers and streams out of their banks in several US Midwest states and southern Ontario, Canada. In the Midwest, NWS reported rivers above major flood stage in 19 locations, 54 above moderate flood stage and 131 above minor flood stage. In the USA, 2 people have reportedly died as a result of the flooding. A young child is missing after a vehicle was swept away by flood water in Ontario. Further heavy rain brought by a winter storm from Wednesday 21 February has also affected areas further south. Flash flood warnings are in effect for parts of Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Shreveport in Louisiana recorded 95 mm of rain in 24 hours to 22 February.

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Natural Approaches to Reversing Tooth Decay "IndyWatch Feed World"

February 23rd, 2018 By Ty Bollinger Guest writer for Wake Up World They say the eyes are the window to the soul, perhaps the truest reflection of one"s innermost feelings and emotions, speaking volumes even when words don"t. But the eyes aren"t the only facial feature with an alluring story to tell. The mouth is likewise telling []

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Made In Space nabs Guinness world record for longest-ever 3D-printed object "IndyWatch Feed World"

If you havent heard of Made in Space, you should. The Silicon Valley companys raison detre is to make it possible for astronauts aboard the International Space Station to 3D print parts and other objects they need rather than having to bring everything with them, or have things sent up on rockets. All they need

If you havent heard of Made in Space, you should. The Silicon Valley companys raison detre is to make it possible for astronauts aboard the International Space Station to 3D print parts and other objects they need rather than having to bring everything with them, or have things sent up on rockets. All they need is the materials, and they can get 3D models of new tools or other items beamed to them from below. Pretty cool, right? Thats why theyre a Fast Company Most Innovative Company this year.

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These 35 Cities Have Local Plans To Solve Global Problems "IndyWatch Feed World"

Bloomberg Philanthropies American Cities Initiative is supporting cities working on bold, scalable plans to solve issues from homelessness to climate change to the opioid crisis.

In June 2017, Bloomberg Philanthropies launched a $200 million effort called the American Cities Initiative with the goal of funding new ways for city leaders to collaborate with each other and improve their residents lives.

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Democrats take a chance on Trump states "IndyWatch Feed World"

(Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)

Democrats are defending 26 Senate seats in the upcoming midterm elections and need to win even more to seize control.

In states sitting in President Donald Trumps backyard, Democratic candidates are fueling up for hard-fought elections, significantly outraising and outspending their Republican challengers.

Republican donors might be anticipating that the results of the 2016 election create an opportunity to pick up a seat in the 2018 election, said Brendan Fischer at Campaign Legal Center. At the same time Democratic donors are energized and ready to capitalize on Trumps sinking poll numbers and anticipate that 2018 is a year Democrats can make some gains.

Already, $341 million has been raised for 2018 Senate races. Of that, Democrats have raised $208 million, while Republicans have raised $125 million, Federal Election Commission data show.

Of the $341 million raised for Senate races, $146 million has been funneled into 10 states that Trump won in 2016 and have Democratic incumbents running for reelection in the 2018 midterms.

State Incumbent All Candidates Raised Democrats Raised Republicans Raised
Florida Bill Nelson ...

14:56

Confidant of Netanyahu turns state witness in corruption case: Israeli media "IndyWatch Feed World"

A confidant of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to turn state's witness in one of several corruption investigations posing a serious threat to the conservative leader's political survival, local media said. Shlomo Filber's decision to testify for the state against his former boss is a dramatic turn for Netanyahu, whose inner circle had so far seemed watertight. Filber's change of heart could leave the tough-talking Netanyahu at his most vulnerable yet, with one critic writing him off as a "political corpse". The development has also fueled speculation that Netanyahu, 68, will call a snap election to try to stall legal proceedings during the campaign and rally his right-wing power base behind him. Israel's dominant political figure for a generation - in power since 2009 and for 12 years total since 1996 - Netanyahu calls the allegations against him a "witch hunt" and has said he will seek a fifth term in a national ballot due in late 2019.

14:45

No lawyers working under Mueller are registered Republicans "IndyWatch Feed World"

None of the 16 lawyers known to work for special counsel Robert Mueller are registered RepublicansThere are 13 registered Democrats on the investigation and three lawyers with no party affiliationCampaign finance records reveal that 11 lawyers are Democratic donors None of the 16 publicly-confirmed lawyers on special counsel Robert Mueller's team are registered Republicans, The Daily Caller News Foundation has found. Voter registration records indicate that 13 of the attorneys are Democrats and three have no party affiliation. This is the first time the political affiliation of all 16 lawyers has been reported.

14:35

Three tornadoes hit North Texas during winter "IndyWatch Feed World"

The National Weather Service now says it was three tornadoes that hit North Texas. It says two of the twisters struck early Tuesday in a rural area near Joshua, destroying at least two mobile homes and severely damaging several others. A mother and her disabled daughter were injured when one tornado demolished their mobile home. The third tornado struck a short time later in the Dallas suburb of DeSoto. No injuries were reported there. The weather service says all three tornadoes were weak EF0 ones with winds ranging from 65 to 85 mph (105 to 137 kph). After the tornadoes came the rain. Up to 4 inches of it fell in the Dallas-Fort Worth area by 8 p.m. Tuesday, causing some flooding. Source: Associated Press

14:34

Obama spent 3 times more cash meddling in Israeli elections than Russian trolls spent on Facebook "IndyWatch Feed World"

The "Russian trolls" spent a $100,000 on Facebook ads during the US election. Former POTUS Barack Obama spent $350,000 to interfere with the Israeli elections, and try to defeat incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu. Via The Gateway Pundit... Obama spent more than three times as much to interfere in the Israeli elections than the Russians spent on Facebook ads. Barack Obama also interfered in the Kenyan, Egyptian, German and British elections.

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People are furiously criticizing Amazon over the NRAs streaming TV channel "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Twitter storm is brewing over Amazon and its affiliation with the National Rifle Association. The furor is due to the fact that Amazon, on its streaming platform, distributes a channel called NRA TV, which is a television operation run by the gun-rights lobbying organization. Now people are tweeting angry messages with the hashtag #StopNRAmazon.

A Twitter storm is brewing over Amazon and its affiliation with the National Rifle Association. The furor is due to the fact that Amazon, on its streaming platform, distributes a channel called NRA TV, which is a television operation run by the gun-rights lobbying organization.

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86 Percent of Teens Are Loaded With Gender-Bending Chemicals "IndyWatch Feed World"

86 Percent of Teens Are Loaded With Gender-Bending Chemicals

By Dr. Mercola

Bisphenol-A (BPA) was first created by a Russian chemist in 1891, but wasnt used in the manufacture of products until the 1950s when it was used to produce resilient and often transparent plastics. Today, BPA is found in countless personal care products, water bottles, cashier receipts and the lining of canned goods.

Although research shows BPA is detrimental to human health, the market was valued at over $13 billion in 2013 and expected to reach $20 billion in 2020.1 Unfortunately, as the demand for BPA-free products is rising, substitute chemicals that are nearly identical to BPA are being substituted and thought to produce the same negative human health effects.

Recently, a study from the University of Exeter determined the extent to which BPA is found in the human population.2 The study was a collaborative research project between community-based resources (high school students) and the University of Exeter researchers.

BPA Found in Nearly 90 Percent of Teens

The study tested the urine and blood of 94 students in Great Britain and found 86 percent of the teenagers had hormone-disrupting contaminants in their system. Although currently legal in Europe, the European Chemicals Agency3 reclassified BPA in 2017 as a substance of very high concern as it has probable serious effects on human health.4

The research project was carried out in a real-world setting to provide students with the experience of scientific research. The students designed, participated in and published the study, including how changes in their lifestyle or diet may have an impact on the amount of BPA in their bodies.5

The results support several previous studies, including one by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) that found detectable levels of BPA in 93 percent of over 2,500 ind...

14:22

If you scratch a Russian you'll find a demon "IndyWatch Feed World"

How will America defeat the Russian menace? According to the recently published treatise by the Special Council Robert Mueller, the treatise also known as Mallus Maleficrum, a number of demonic Russians, thirteen to be exact, were involved in all sort of nefarious activities on the territory of the United States. One of the charges claims that "after the election of Donald Trump in or around November 2016, Defendants and their co-conspirators used false U.S. personas to organize and coordinate U.S. political rallies in support of then president-elect Trump, while simultaneously using other false U.S. personas to organize and coordinate U.S. political rallies protesting the results of the 2016 U.S. presidential election." Indeed, similar to the medieval witches and demons, Russians love to sow the discord. Americans, known for being loving, caring, happy-campers before Russians came along, are now discovering that they were the subject of endless Russian manipulation going very deep into their history. British subjects, arriving from their peaceful isle, have brought the good will and all their good products for the native population. In return, they were greeted with turkeys, and gravy, and pumpkin pies. Yet, the conniving Russians have taught both sides to hate and kill each other. They also taught Anglos to give the natives a special drink, known as vodka. Consequently, there are no more natives to talk about.

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America's election meddling would indeed justify other countries like Russia retaliating in kind "IndyWatch Feed World"

There is still no clear proof that the Russian government interfered with the 2016 US elections in any meaningful way. Which is weird, because Russia and every other country on earth would be perfectly justified in doing so. Like every single hotly publicized Russiagate "bombshell" that has broken since this nonsense began, Mueller's indictment of 13 Russian social media trolls was paraded around as proof of something hugely significant (an "act of war" in this case), but on closer examination turns out to be empty. The always excellent Moon of Alabama recently made a solid argument that has also been advanced by Russiagate skeptics like TYT's Michael Tracey and Max Blumenthal of The Real News, pointing out that there is in fact no evidence that the troll farming operation was an attempt to manipulate the US election, nor indeed that it had any ties to the Russian government at all, nor indeed that it was anything other than a crafty Russian civilian's money making scheme. The notion that a few Russian trolls committed a "conspiracy to defraud the United States" by "sowing discord" with a bunch of wildly contradictory posts endorsing all different ideologies sounds completely ridiculous in a country whose mainstream media spends all its time actively creating political division anyway, but when you look at it as a civilian operation to attract social media followers to sock puppet accounts with the goal of selling promoted posts for profit, it makes perfect sense. James Corbett of The Corbett Report has a great video about how absolutely bizarre it is that public dialogue is ignoring the fact that these trolls overwhelmingly used mainstream media like the Washington Post in their shares instead of outlets like RT and Infowars. As a scheme to acquire followers, it makes perfect sense. As a scheme to subvert America, it's nonsensical.

14:05

The Daily Shows Michelle Wolf to roast Trump at White House Correspondents Dinner "IndyWatch Feed World"

The comic, who just landed a Netflix series, is the latest Daily Show alum to land the honor.

Caustic comic Michelle Wolf is coming up in the world. The seasoned late night TV writer and Daily Show contributor recently booked her own weekly talk show on Netflix, and now shes just been announced as this years host of the annual White House Correspondents Dinner.

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REVIEW: The Square and the Tower Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Niall Ferguson

3 Stars Half-Assed History from a Courtesan

Niall Ferguson is neither Will Durant nor John Lewis Gaddis.  He is far removed from Howard Zinn. He is, in effect, an intelligent idiot, a courtesan historian. While the books intent may remind one of Eric S. Raymonds classic essay on The Cathedral or the Bazaar, or the book by Thomas L. Friedman, The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization, the author while spectacularly qualified in conventional, which is to say, approved thinking, offers so many false notes in this book in relation to what I know to be true, that I consider this book largely worthless.

Among my early notes are these:

Elite apologist.  Selective sourcing following a planned counter-narrative.

Pushes the known falsehoods about both 9/11 and the Russians intervening in 2016; accepts Zimmerman telegram in Mexico as real when it is known to be a British covert operation; completely mistaken on who funded Lenin and why.

Dismisses idea of a Deep State while recognizing that elite networks do serve to concentrate wealth.

Emphasizes how hierarchies achieve economies with scale without having the vaguest regard to true cost economics and the price we pay for internalized profit for the 1% versus externalized costs to the 99%.

Funniest useful   quote not accurate by my modern experience but telling in a catty way (186):

While Milners network of Oxford men envisioned a muscular, martial, imperial, and heterosexual future, their counterparts at Cambridge aspired to almost the precise opposite. The network that evolved there in and around the Cambridge Apostles was effete, pacific, liberal, and homosexual.

Most stunning statement oblivious to its meaning today (218):

By defining the slightest grumble as treason or counter-revolution, the Stalinist system was in a position to send whole armies of Soviet citizens to the Gulag.

This is not a man who understands either of the below two links:

Review: The Fruits of Graft

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13:54

On its 10th birthday, Airbnb just launched high-end options to lure discerning travelers "IndyWatch Feed World"

Airbnb is giving its homes a new sheen with the launch of high-end tiers aimed at offering travelers more consistency. The company is announcing new premium options today at San Franciscos marble-columned venue the Masonicperhaps a nod to the higher-end offering and its desire to reach a wider mass of consumers. Heres a rundown of whats

Airbnb is giving its homes a new sheen with the launch of high-end tiers aimed at offering travelers more consistency. The company is announcing new premium options today at San Franciscos marble-columned venue the Masonicperhaps a nod to the higher-end offering and its desire to reach a wider mass of consumers.

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13:36

Can #Plogging Work in Lebanon? "IndyWatch Feed World"

I was reading the other day about a new trend in Sweden called #Plogging, whereas people go for a jog and pick up litter at the same time, and was thinking if it would work here in Lebanon. Not only does this eco-friendly activity help the Environment but it apparently makes jogging a more effective exercise.

Since I always walk/jog around the house, I thought of giving it a try last weekend so I took a small bag and walked upwards from Jeita towards Sheile and Balloune. The Jeita streets I crossed were relatively clean but once I got to Sheile they were super dirty all the way up to the new Ain el Rihane road that gets you to Dar3oun. Garbage on both sides of the road, in the bushes, on the trees you name it, and dont get me started with the smells! I tried the next day walking downwards towards Antoura and Zouk Mikael area and it was slightly cleaner but still way too dirty to pick up stuff on the go.

I always expected rural areas to be slightly cleaner than coastal cities but thats not the case apparently, and chances are youll end up with a back ache if you try plogging.

13:30

How To Show Your Boss That Youre Worthy Of Bigger Responsibilities "IndyWatch Feed World"

Do these things to earn your managers trust.

You got your degree and have been putting in your time in the workforce ever sinceso much so that youve grown to become a pretty skilled employee as a whole. Theres just one problem: Your boss refuses to acknowledge that youre capable of doing so much more than the work youre currently tasked with.

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13:30

Parks & Rec Creator And Cast Say Knope To NRA Tweeting GIFs Of The Show "IndyWatch Feed World"

The NRA tweeted a GIF from Parks and Recreation and some people who worked on the show are not having it.

What: A response to the NRAs use of a Parks and Recreation GIF in a tweet.

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13:30

Leading Consciousness Researcher Bridges the Gap Between Science and Real Magic "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Dylan Charles

Is magic real? Sure it is, which is why theres such a long and storied history of it in every human civilization, and why so many people practice it everyday, whether they realize it or not.

Magic is one of the most enduring legends of humanity. Its at the core of the esoteric traditions, it saturates the literature of religion and science, and while it has been severely suppressed for millennia, fictional stories about magic are just as popular today as theyve ever been. [IONS]

Dean Radin, PhD, is Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Science (IONS) and Associated Distinguished Professor of Integral and Transpersonal Psychology at theCalifornia Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). Having explored the frontiers of human consciousness for decades, he is one of the worlds leading parapsychologists.

Among the many thousands of scientific papers, journals, articles and books he has written, his forthcoming work, Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe, will explore the links between magic and science.

Real magic, he notes, consists of three categories: Divination (think Tarot reading, The I Ching), force of will (The Secret, Power of Intention), and theurgy (shamanism, channeling), and magical thinking is everywhere today, seen as superstitions and prayer.

Drawing a distinction between real magic and fake or fictional magic, Radin explains:

When you think about magic, were talking about ancient ideas, and in the same way that alchemy turned into chemistry, and that astrology turned into astronomy, more or less, herbalism turned into the pharmaceutical world, theres a fourth level of what used to be called natural magic, which will turn into real magic at some point.
Whats interesting is that alchemy, astrology and herbalism all had elements of mental magic in them, but those parts have been left out in the scientific domain....

13:30

Mongoose: Pedophilia Snapshot Babies Now "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mongoose

UK pedophile arrested for plot to rape young girls for top politicians, then dissolve their bodies in acid

A law enforcement agent told actress Blake Lively that the youngest victim of child pornography hes seen still had the umbilical cord attached. (NewsBusters)

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13:27

What makes dinosaurs dinosaurs? "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 2016 video says about itself:

Dinosaurs are a diverse group of animals of the clade Dinosauria.

They first appeared during the Triassic period, 231.4 million years ago, and were the dominant terrestrial vertebrates for 135 million years, from the start of the Jurassic (about 200 million years ago) until the end of the Cretaceous (66 million years ago), when the CretaceousPaleogene extinction event led to the extinction of most dinosaur groups at the end of the Mesozoic Era.

The fossil record indicates that birds are modern feathered dinosaurs, having evolved from theropod ancestors during the Jurassic Period. Birds were the only dinosaurs to survive the extinction event that occurred 66 million years ago.

By Carolyn Gramling, 4:00pm, February 21, 2018:

New fossils are redefining what makes a dinosaur

Defining whats unique about these fearfully great lizards gets harder with new finds

Theres a very faint dimple here, Sterling Nesbitt says, holding up a palm-sized fossil to the light. The fossil, a pelvic bone, belonged to a creature called...

13:14

These are the best places in the world to be your own boss "IndyWatch Feed World"

At the current rate of growth, U.S. freelancers (now 57.3 million strong) will be the majority of workers in the next 10 years, according to the annual Freelancing in America survey by Upwork and the Freelancers Union. So where is the best place to be your own boss? Expert Market dug into data from the World Bank, World

At the current rate of growth, U.S. freelancers (now 57.3 million strong) will be the majority of workers in the next 10 years, according to the annual Freelancing in America survey by Upwork and the Freelancers Union. So where is the best place to be your own boss?

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13:08

Continuing crisis: Rohingya refugees are still arriving in Bangladesh "IndyWatch Feed World"

Since 25 August 2017 nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh - and continue to arrive.

13:02

Sudan crisis at risk of 'falling off the world's radar' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Although more than five million people in Sudan need aid, the country is at risk of falling off international donors radar, a senior United Nations official has said.

13:00

Ask These Six Questions Before Firing Off Your Resume "IndyWatch Feed World"

Resume errors are far too easy to make. Asking these six questions can stop you from making these mistakes.

They say only three things are certain in life: death, taxes, and making a mistake on your resume. Well, maybe Im exaggerating a bit with that last point, but you get what I mean.

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13:00

How Trump Is Changing The Landscape Of Hate In America "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Southern Poverty Law Centers Year in Hate and Extremism finds that the presidents first year in office created disturbing growth among extremist groups.

An alt-right rally in Charlottesville that left one anti-racist counterprotester dead. At least five school shootings in the first two months of 2018. One emerged out of disturbing, wide-scale organizing; the others, from individual motivation. But all testify to the way in which hate has bled into the mainstream under the Donald Trump administration.

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12:57

Why Optimism Is Not Naive Right Now "IndyWatch Feed World"

9781610397414If you only have a minute, this will do, courtesy of Kirkus Review (read the remaining couple paragraphs of that review by clicking on the book cover to the left):

Cheer up, world: were killing each other less, except in our cars, and living in a boom. Thus this contrarian pep talk by longtime Atlantic contributor Easterbrook (The Games Not Over: In Defense of Football, 2015, etc.).

Optimism is out of style, but by the authors account, it shouldnt be. When Donald Trump came into office, the unemployment rate was low enough that the number would have caused economists of the 1970s to fall to their knees and kiss the ground.

But in less than half an hour you can get the authors spoken digest of the book here:

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12:53

These are the worst job interview behaviors that will cost you the gig "IndyWatch Feed World"

If youre among the nearly half of working Americans looking to change jobs this year, a new survey from Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder has some tips on what not to do. The survey polled just over 1,000 hiring and human resource managers about the worst faux pas made during interviews. From lying and

If youre among the nearly half of working Americans looking to change jobs this year, a new survey from Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder has some tips on what not to do.

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12:49

Release all political prisoners, Myanmar urged, after activist is freed "IndyWatch Feed World"

Myanmar authorities released ethnic-Rakhine human rights defender Khaing Myo Htun today after months in prison - and should immediately release all remaining political prisoners.

12:46

Minister Hennessys Ministry Of Truth: No Jab, No Play Laws Shut The Door On Rogue Doctors "IndyWatch Feed World"

Welcome To Minister Hennessys Ministry Of Truth Where You Will Shut Up & Do What You Are Told.

Rogue medical practitioners will no longer be able to make false statements about a childs ability to be immunised thanks to new laws which passed Parliament today. Read More

12:41

This interactive map shows just how much your state protects you against unfair pay practices "IndyWatch Feed World"

In the absence of federal policy on pay equity (a decision from the EEOC on the Obama-era mandate requiring companies with over 100 employees to report pay data by race, ethnicity, and gender is pending in March), a number of states and cities have enacted their own pay equity legislation. Its been aptly described as a

In the absence of federal policy on pay equity (a decision from the EEOC on the Obama-era mandate requiring companies with over 100 employees to report pay data by race, ethnicity, and gender is pending in March), a number of states and cities have enacted their own pay equity legislation.

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12:28

"How It REALLY Is- Proof!" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Proof!
"We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds;
 our planet is the mental institution of the universe."
 - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

My own view is that this planet is used as a penal colony, lunatic asylum and dumping ground by a superior civilization, to get rid of the undesirable and unfit. I can't prove it, but you can't disprove it either. It happens to be my view, but it doesn't challenge any of the findings of Darwin or Huxley or Einstein or Hawking.
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12:22

US sees Russia as adversary to be destroyed "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Russian leader needs to understand that the United States has no real intention of establishing friendly ties and would rather see Russia destroyed, says an analyst in Washington.

James Jatras, a former US Senate foreign policy analyst, told Press TV on Wednesday that Moscow had to change the mindset that one day Washington will be ready for a rapprochement.

He made the remarks while discussing statements by Russian Deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov, who said earlier in the day that Moscow regretted the deterioration of ties between the two sides over US claims that Russia had interfered in its democratic affairs.

Several US congressional committees along with Special Counsel Robert Mueller have been investigating allegations of Russias interference in the 2016 election and its collusion with the campaign of President Donald Trump.

The Russians constantly refer to their American colleagues as their American partners, and they dont seem to understand that the establishment here has no intention whatsoever of ever thinking of Moscow as a partner or as colleague, Jatras said.

They look at them as an adversary to be destroyed, he said of American leaders view of their Russian counterparts. They think that they can treat them like Serbia or Libya or Iraq or Afghanistan.

Jatras argued that Washington was looking forward to either force a regime change upon Russia or at least push it back from Syria and Ukraine.

He described as absurd claims by US Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who charged in an indictment last week that Russia was behind a hacking campaign that sought to change the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election.

According to Muellers indictment, two Russian entities Concord Catering, and Concord Management and Consulting were in control of the Internet Research Agency, a group that coordinated the alleged meddling by directing hacking attacks that exposed Democrats secrets.

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12:15

New Lawsuit Claims The Shape Of Water Ripped Off A 1969 Play "IndyWatch Feed World"

Guillermo del Toros Oscar-nominated film faces a lawsuit alleging plagiarism of playwright Paul Zindels play Let Me Hear You Whisper.

The Shape of Water has the most Academy Award nominations this year with 13, including Best Picture. Now, just in time for Oscar voting, a new lawsuit could threaten the films chances.

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12:13

Facebook down major outage reported in Europe and USA "IndyWatch Feed World"

earlier apology made by them in recent times

More Details on Todays Outage

Early today Facebook was down or unreachable for many of you for approximately 2.5 hours. This is the worst outage weve had in over four years, and we wanted to first of all apologize for it. We also wanted to provide much more technical detail on what happened and share one big lesson learned.

 

The key flaw that caused this outage to be so severe was an unfortunate handling of an error condition. An automated system for verifying configuration values ended up causing much more damage than it fixed.

 

The intent of the automated system is to check for configuration values that are invalid in the cache and replace them with updated values from the persistent store. This works well for a transient problem with the cache, but it doesnt work when the persistent store is invalid.

 

Today we made a change to the persistent copy of a configuration value that was interpreted as invalid. This meant that every single client saw the invalid value and attempted to fix it. Because the fix involves making a query to a cluster of databases, that cluster was quickly overwhelmed by hundreds of thousands of queries a second.

 

To make matters worse, every time a client got an error attempting to query one of the databases it interpreted it as an invalid value, and deleted the corresponding cache key. This meant that even after the original problem had been fixed, the stream of queries continued. As long as the databases failed to service some of the requests, they were causing even more requests to themselves. We had entered a feedback loop that didnt allow the databases to recover.

 

The way to stop the feedback cycle was quite painful we had to stop all traffic to this database cluster, which meant turning off the site. Once the databases had recovered and the root cause had been fixed, we slowly allowed more people back onto the site.

 

This got the site back up and running today, and for now weve turned off the system that attempts to correct configuration values. Were exploring new designs for this configuration system following design patterns of other systems at Facebook that deal more gracefully with feedback loops and transient spikes.

 

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12:10

Anti-gun violence demonstrations all over the USA "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from the USA says about itself:

Stoneman Douglas Students Protest Gun Laws At Florida Capitol | NBC News

21 February 2018

Following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead, students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School met with state lawmakers and spoke in Tallahassee to protest for stricter gun laws.

By Patrick Martin in the USA:

Student protests spread over US school shootings

22 February 2018

Thousands of high school students and their supporters rallied Wednesday at the Florida state capitol in Tallahassee, demanding legislative action to prevent further school shootings like the February 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

There were sympathy demonstrations and school walkouts across the country, involving many thousands of high school students in at least a dozen states, including Florida, Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Texas, Colorado, Arizona, Montana and Washington state.

More than a thousand students walked out of high schools across Indian River County and Martin County, Florida, on the states central Atlantic coast. Some 500 students walked out at Fort Pierce Central High School alone.

In the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio, hundreds of students walked out of Uppe...

12:00

Five Things To Do When Youve Exhausted All The Job Boards "IndyWatch Feed World"

If your job hunt has stalled, try one of these tactics to get out of your rut.

Youre scanning the job boards daily, but there just arent any new listings that catch your eye or fit your experience level. But you dont have to let your job search grind to a halt just because the pickings seem slim. There are a few other things you can do to keep things moving, even when theres not much out there.

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12:00

Chlb Founder Diana Delva Helps Tall Women Hit New Fashion Heights "IndyWatch Feed World"

Frustrated by the lack of stylish options for tall women, pro basketball athlete and designer Diana Delva launched her own direct-to-consumer clothing label.

When designer Diana Delva was in middle school, she was already more than six feet tall, towering over most of her classmates. On the upside, this meant that she was a shoo-in for the basketball team. But on the downside, it was hard finding cute clothes to wear. Many of the teen brands that other high school girls wore simply did not fit on her large frame.

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11:57

Parkland Shooting Survivors Just Proved Only Teens Should Interview Politicians "IndyWatch Feed World"

During CNNs #StudentsStandUp event last night, some survivors from the Parkland shooting questioned politicians in a way were not used to seeing.

People buy into my agenda, Marco Rubio blustered, repeatedly, during last nights #StudentsStandUp event on CNN.

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11:51

Too many "happy white dancing people"? Hungarian mayor outraged at exclusion from EU culture contest "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Hungarian city's bid to become the European Union's next "Capital of Culture" was allegedly rejected by EU officials because its video entry showed too many smiling, dancing, white Christians, the city's mayor says. Szkesfehrvr, Hungary's ninth-largest city, submitted a short video as part of its entry for the 2023 European Capitals of Culture contest, a competition designed to "celebrate the cultural features Europeans share." Featuring folk dancers, young couples, mothers, babies and even two elderly gentlemen playing chess in a park, the video was rejected. The EU panel of "independent experts in the field of culture" felt it had too many happy white people and not enough migrants, the city's mayor Dr Andrs Cser-Palkovics has claimed.

11:40

FCC net neutrality rules: The countdown for legal challenges starts right now "IndyWatch Feed World"

By publishing its plan to roll back net neutrality regulations in the Federal Register, FCC sets the clock for opposition from lawsuits and Congressional action.

Its not over till its over. And for opponents of government policies, it doesnt begin until its published in the Federal Register. The Republican-controlled FCC voted on December 14 to scrap net neutrality regulations enacted during its Democrat-majority days, and it released the final order back on January 4. But publishing the plan in the Federal Register, which happened today, makes the process official and starts two countdown clocks for opponents.

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11:34

London: Machete fight video goes viral prompts Khan to seek emergency meeting "IndyWatch Feed World"

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called for a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May as knife crime in the capital hits crisis levels. Two people were stabbed to death on February 20 - the 14th and 15th knife deaths in 2018. London Assembly figures showed there were 14,521 knife crime offenses in the capital in the 12 months to January 2018, with stabbings in London at their highest level in six years, a 23 percent rise from the previous year.

11:26

Glossier snags another $52 million in funding, in the name of customer experience "IndyWatch Feed World"

Barely a year after closing its series B round, the cult beauty brand has locked down another cash infusion. Glossier just received $52 million in Series C funding, its biggest round to date, led by the same investors that backed its series B. (The company has now raised $86 million in total.) The new capital

Barely a year after closing its series B round, the cult beauty brand has locked down another cash infusion. Glossier just received $52 million in Series C funding, its biggest round to date, led by the same investors that backed its series B. (The company has now raised $86 million in total.)

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11:13

UK: Cannabis license considered for boy saved from seizures by using "just 3 drops" of medicated oil "IndyWatch Feed World"

A licence to allow a boy to legally take cannabis to treat his epilepsy is being considered by the government. Six-year-old Alfie Dingley, from Kenilworth in Warwickshire, suffers up to 30 violent seizures a day. The Home Office had denied the family's request for a licence as the drug is illegal in the UK. But speaking in the House of Lords earlier, Health minister Baroness Williams said "every option is being considered" by ministers.

11:08

Wheel of Fortune "IndyWatch Feed World"

Only the left can break the cycle of wealth accumulation.

By George Monbiot, published on monbiot.com, 21st February 2018

 

This is my opening speech at the Intelligence Squared debate at the Emmanuel Centre, London, 21st February, with Roger Scruton, Stella Creasy and Kwasi Kwarteng: The Left Has Right on Its Side.  

I speak without notes, but this is the text I roughly memorised.

I should confess that sometimes the left drives me round the bend. The meetings, the posturing, the infighting: it can be infuriating. The old adage that the right looks for converts while the left looks for traitors is all too often true.

Despite this, I belong to the left and will never give up on it, because without it there is no solution to a predicament that every generation faces. This predicament is the escalating concentration of wealth and power that threatens to destroy democracy and eventually make life unlivable.

Wealth and power concentrate not because those we confront are wicked (though there are one or two). Their escalation, in the absence of a political movement to restrain it, is an intrinsic feature of complex human societies. It occurred even in the worlds first cities, in southern Mesopotamia.

A useful way of looking at this problem is the concept of patrimonial capital, popularised by Thomas Piketty*. Piketty showed that when the return on capital increases faster than the growth of economic output, inequality spirals, social mobility stalls and the enterprise economy is replaced by a rentier economy.

In other words, once you have money and property, you can use it to accumulate more money and property, taking an ever greater share of societys wealth, through the harvesting of economic rent. By economic rent I mean charging people over the odds to use a non-reproducible resource over which you exercise exclusive control. Think, for example, of the ridiculous price we pay in the UK for train tickets, because the train companies have us over a barrel.

By this means, through no enterprise of their own, the rich become richer and the poor become poorer. This process has no natural limits. Eventually, as weve seen in the past, the very rich can capture almost the entire production of society.

At this point, the debt, destitution and unemployment that results can cause economic collapse: the Great Depression is a good example.

This predicament is not a perversity of the system. It is an innate characteristic. It is bound to work this way, unless there is a political movement capable of breaking the vicious circle of wealth accumulation.

But the p...

11:00

CRYPTO-CURRENCIES, BLOCKCHAIN, AND DNA "IndyWatch Feed World"

Well, sooner or later it was bound to happen: crypto-currencies and the underlying blockchain technology are being advocated as a means to exercise personal

The post CRYPTO-CURRENCIES, BLOCKCHAIN, AND DNA appeared first on Giza Death Star.

11:00

I Felt Like I Was Representing Every Black And Young Person "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dionna McPhatter shares the challenges of being a young black woman in the old boys club.

Marketing has historically been one of those industries that runs on putting consumers into neat demographic boxes. As an African-American tech entrepreneur, Dionna McPhatter has spent her professional life stepping out of those prescribed boxes. Now, as cofounder of BLKBOX, a creative agency with clients ranging from Samsung, Marc Jacobs Beauty, The St. James, and Wayfair, shes using data analytics to break brands free from that outdated thinking.

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11:00

TIDBIT: ENTANGLEMENT, NON-LOCALITY AND CONSCIOUSNESS "IndyWatch Feed World"

Ms. M.W. found this story, and it's such a whopper that I'm not even going to blog about it, but merely direct your attention

The post TIDBIT: ENTANGLEMENT, NON-LOCALITY AND CONSCIOUSNESS appeared first on Giza Death Star.

10:53

Ellen quizzed Bill Gates on the cost of groceries. He failed. "IndyWatch Feed World"

Microsoft founder Bill Gates knows a lot of things, but the price of Tide Pods is not one of them. The tech billionaire made his first appearance on Ellen Degeneress talk show on Wednesday to play little game called Bills Grocery Bills, where Gates had to try to guess the prices of some common household

Microsoft founder Bill Gates knows a lot of things, but the price of Tide Pods is not one of them.

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10:51

Fukushima operator to pay 100,000 pounds to family of 102-year-old who killed himself when told to flee "IndyWatch Feed World"

Fukushima operator to pay 100,000 pounds to family of 102-year-old who killed himself when told to flee | 20 Feb 2018 | The operator of the Fukushima nuclear power plant [Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)] has been ordered to pay 15.2 million yen (100,000 pounds) in compensation to the family of a man who killed himself when he was told to flee after tsunami waves overwhelmed the reactor. Thousands of people were told to leave their homes in April 2011, a month after the tsunami sent the Fukushima plant into meltdown. 102-year-old Fumio Okubo, who lived in a village 40km (25 miles) from the plant, was among those told to leave. After he received the evacuation order, he took his own life.

10:46

Siberia was a major centre of early skull surgery in ancient times "IndyWatch Feed World"

A new find of remains of a child aged 8 to 10 dating from around the 5th century AD suggests a sophisticated knowledge of surgical skills. The skull has an oval-shaped hole cut into the cranial bone sized at 52 to 57 millimetres which hi-tech analysis shows to be 'the result of a deliberate action performed to remove a portion of the skull bone. It was made by a very sharp tool, quite possible a knife, thin, narrow and with a very sharpened blade. 'In other words, it was a craniotomy surgery, or trepanation - quite likely one of the first ones in this part of the world'.

10:42

Philippine Leaders Reject US Intel Report that Duterte is a 'Threat to Democracy' "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US intelligence community labeled Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte a "threat to democracy" in their Worldwide Threat Assessment (WTA) report, provoking a rebuke from Philippine leaders in defense of their oft-controversial president. The WTA was published on February 13 and spent most of its time running down the "threat" posed by the US' top rivals: Russia, China, Iran and North Korea. The Philippines is only mentioned twice in the 28-page report: once when it's named alongside Turkey and Venezuela (two countries that the US has a rocky-at-best relationship with) as nations "whose governments used social media to spread government views, to drive agendas and to counter criticism of the government online." The other mention discusses the trend of "autocratic tendencies" deepening in Southeast Asia. "In the Philippines, President Duterte will continue to wage his signature campaign against drugs, corruption and crime," the report reads. "Duterte has suggested he could suspend the Constitution, declare a 'revolutionary government' and impose nationwide martial law. His declaration of martial law in Mindanao, responding to the Daesh-inspired siege of Marawi City, has been extended through the end of 2018," the report notes.

10:38

Joe Atwill | Caesars Messiah, Altered History, & Exposing the Oligarchs "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

Exposing the Oligarchs with guest, Joe Atwill.

While we are all familiar with the wide range of elite groups said to be in control of the masses, their origins and connections to one another are less discussed. From Freemasons and Occultists, to elite Jewish networks and Constantine's co opting of Christianity, unraveling the threads of this conspiracy cardigan can prove to be a challenge.

Fortunately, today's guest, Joe Atwill, has dedicated his life to dusting for the fingerprints left behind by these influential dictators of history. Scouring religious texts and historical documents, he has jumped straight into the deep end, taking an in-depth look into decades of state sponsored propaganda and today he joins The Higherside to peel back the curtains and expose the nefarious group behind psyops such as Nazism, Occultism and Christianity.

A few valuable resources from the interview:
The Pre-Ministry of Jesus: King James Version 'Matthew Chapter 2':...

10:30

Maybe this is why creepy brands dont care if theyre creepy "IndyWatch Feed World"

Remember that super-creepy ad for slim-fit pants that followed you all around the internet and kept popping up in your Facebook news feed last week? Well, chances are the fashion brand behind it knows its super-creepy, but dont expect a mea culpa. A new survey from CX platform InMoment reveals that while 75% of consumers

Remember that super-creepy ad for slim-fit pants that followed you all around the internet and kept popping up in your Facebook news feed last week? Well, chances are the fashion brand behind it knows its super-creepy, but dont expect a mea culpa.

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10:30

South Africa's Brand New President Wants To Confiscate Land From White Farmers "IndyWatch Feed World"

If youve been following much international news, youve probably heard that, after literally years of scandal, abuse, and incompetence, South Africas president Jacob Zuma was finally forced to resign last week.
This is a big deal for South Africa.
The country has been suffering for nearly a decade under Zumas corruption.
And people are certainly hoping that the new President, Cyril Ramaphosa, will represent a positive, new chapter for South Africa.
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10:21

Attacker throws grenade at US Embassy in Montenegro, commits suicide with 2nd explosive device "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US mission in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, has urged people to avoid the area following a grenade attack on the diplomatic premises by an unknown assailant, who subsequently blew himself up with a second device. The attack happened around 00:30 local time Thursday, when an "unknown person" threw an "explosive device" from the street into the US embassy compound, the government of Montenegro announced on Twitter. Authorities believe that the projectile thrown was a hand grenade. Immediately afterward the assailant "committed suicide with an explosive device," the statement added. Police have started an investigation and are now looking into possible motives for the attack. Authorities swiftly blocked Revolution Boulevard where the country's National Security Agency and the US embassy are located. Further details of the incident are yet unclear.

10:19

School shootings solved by more guns, says Trump "IndyWatch Feed World"

A candlelit vigil in memory of the 17 people killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida

By Peter Frost in Britain:

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

School shootings: a US epidemic

PETER FROST compares school shootings on both sides of the Atlantic

DONALD TRUMP has been short and sweet in his response to the tragic shooting in Parkland Florida that saw 17 students and teachers gunned down by a right-wing white supremacist.

First he repeated his long-held opinion that it isnt yet time to discuss gun control. That opinion is probably much to do with the huge stream of funding coming to him and his supporters from the National Rifle Association (NRA).

They are busy campaigning to arm and train teachers in gun use. They say more guns in schools would make schools safer.
Their slogan is, The best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

Trump yesterday in a White House meeting with massacre survivors and their parents: Trumps solution to school shootings: arm teachers with guns.

The pro-Trump nazi Internet site the Daily Stormer advocates all students over 15 should bring guns to school as well as a solution.

Yeah, right. At school massacres now, some students may save their lives by running away from the gunman. In the NRA/Trump/Daily Stormer scenario, bullets would come not just from one direction, but from several directions. So, students would be caught in the middle with not anywhere to run to save their lives....

10:15

"Alas..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

Alas, regardless of their doom, the little victims play!
 No sense have they of ills to come, nor care beyond today.
- Thomas Gray

10:13

Your face will be your passport: Sydney Airport to trial biometrics "IndyWatch Feed World"

Note: Here we go, we are all being cornered & slowly sucked in by technology but how can we escape this? Read More

10:09

Let's Teach Communism "IndyWatch Feed World"





This is actually hilarious.  Underlying all this is a profound failure of a foundational theory of economics and the general management of State Sponsored monopolies.  The State in fact does a terrible job of managing such monopolies even when they do not directly own them.  It inevitably throws up a fence of regulation managed by lifers with zero stake in success or failure along with a revolving door of overseers from the regulated industry.  How might this ever work out?


The first step to a resolution needs to be the outright elimination of poverty implimenting the rule of twelve in order to produce local fiat banking and a natural demand for general government debt.  This also deepens demand in all sectors as well.


I would then apply a scaled insurance charge against all enterprises against failure.  The charge would increase as the size climbs.  The idea that large is safe is utter nonsense and particularly in banking.  Real risk can still be funded through investment banking as has been done forever.  The debt product is sold on to smaller banks who need the product.  The fact is that many failures are financial failures, rather than operational failure and a fund can easily step in to resolve the problem by buying out the capital at an insured amount.

This has been done on an ad hoc basis with governments but rarely satisfactorily.


Let's Teach Communism


01/15/2018 

Frank Chodorov

[A selection from One Is a Crowd by Frank Chodorov]:

https://mises.org/wire/lets-teach-communism

This is a defense of our universities. As they open their doors f...

10:03

Explosion at US embassy in Montenegro "IndyWatch Feed World"

Explosion at US embassy in Montenegro | 22 Feb 2018 | There has been an explosion at the US Embassy in Montenegro, the government says. An unidentified attacker threw an explosive device into the embassy compound in the capital Podgorica, before killing himself, it tweeted. It said the device thrown was likely a hand grenade. A guard at a nearby sports centre told the AFP news agency he "heard two explosions, one after another".

10:01

ZAP's Mid-Week Report -- February 22, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Subject: MIDWEEK BY ZAP from "The Office of Poofness" 2-22-18
From: "The Office of Poofness" <2goforth@humanus.ca>
Date: Thu, February 22, 2018 1:49 am


Zap Says

HI ALL

TODAY WAS DIFFICULT. FIRST, MY LAST TOOTH THAT WAS STILL USEFUL IN TEARING FOOD APART BROKE AT THE GUM LINE, SO NOW I AM LOOKING AT MY FOOD PROCESSOR WITH GREAT RESPECT. THEN THE NEWS CAME DOWN THAT THE BANK HAS AGAIN MANAGED TO DELAY US AND FUNDS DID NOT ARRIVE TODAY AS PROMISED. THAT WAS THE ONE-TWO PUNCH THAT JUST DRAGGED ME DOWN A DEEP DARK HOLE OF DEPRESSION FOR A WHILE AND DOING MY BEST TO CLIMB OUT OF IT. BUT THEN CAME THE THIRD ONE. ONE OF OUR TEAM MEMBERS CALLED AND SAID HIS WIFE IS NOT EXPECTED TO MAKE IT TO TOMORROW. SHE IS SUCH A WONDERFUL WOMAN AND BECAUSE OF DELAYS, WE COULD NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT THE MEDICAL TECH THAT COULD HAVE SAVED HER.

TOO MANY OF US HAVE SUFFERED TO THE POINT OF PASSING. THIS MUST STOP. IT HAS TO.

STILL, I AM BETTER OFF THAN HER AND THE ONES THAT HAVE NO FOOD SO I COUNT MY BLESSINGS. UNFORTUNATELY IT IS HARD BECAUSE THE SHARP EDGES ARE MAKING MINCEMEAT OF THE INSIDE OF MY MOUTH, AND UNTIL FUNDS GET HERE, THERE IS NO WAY I CAN GET TO A DENTIST.

THE OVERLONG BANK DELAYS, AND MY INABILITY TO HELP THOSE THAT REALLY NEED A HAND HAVE BEEN DEVASTATING. THERE ARE A FEW OUT THERE THAT ARE SO CRITICAL AND NEED HELP SO BADLY, AND THERE IS NOTHING I CAN DO. TEARS DONT HELP ALTHOUGH THEY ARE THERE REGARDLESS AND WORKING TILL THE WEE HOURS WHEN BLEARY EYES NO LONGER SEE IS THE ONLY SOLACE I HAVE. KNOWING THAT SOMEBODY IS WANDERING THE STREETS WITH AN EMPTY BELLY IS ONE THING THAT GIVES ME NIGHTMARES OF THE WAKING KIND. I AM HELPLESS TO HELP AND THAT IS CRUSHING.

IF ALL GOES WELL, WE COULD HAVE FUNDS THIS WEEK STILL BUT MY CONFIDENCE IS WANING BECAUSE IF BY WEDNESDAY NOTHING SHOWS UP, THEN IT IS PRETTY WELL GIVEN THAT IT WOULD GO TO NEXT WEEK AGAIN. I DO NOT KNOW IF WE CAN HANG ON THAT LONG SOME OF US.

TO COMPOUND THE ISSUE, MY INTERNET IS ABOUT TO GO DOWN AND SAME WITH MY CELL. WITHOUT COMMUNICATIONS IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO DO WORK. MAYBE I CAN WIRE UP SOME TIN CANS

BUT...

10:00

Eight Simple Questions To Rescue Every Burned-Out Entrepreneur "IndyWatch Feed World"

Overwhelmed? Put down your phone, close your inbox, and grab a pen and paper. This simple exercise can help the most stressed-out founder reconnect with what matters.

Starting a business can be exciting but also requires a lot of energy. As the going gets tough, one of the top challenges every entrepreneur faces is simply avoiding burnout and staying energized and inspired.

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10:00

Im Not Taken Seriously: Teen Designer Shami Oshun Forges Her Own Path "IndyWatch Feed World"

African-American designer Shami Oshun, 18, doesnt see many women like her in the fashion industry. So shes busy blazing her own trail.

It didnt dawn on 18-year-old Shami Oshun that she was preternaturally talented at designing clothing until last year. She needed a dress for prom and was running out of time, so she whipped together a glorious purple gown trimmed with large fabric flowers in one dayall using $15 worth of tulle fabric.

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09:52

Attacker throws grenade at US Embassy in Montenegro, kills self with 2nd explosive device "IndyWatch Feed World"

Attacker throws grenade at US Embassy in Montenegro, kills self with 2nd explosive device | 22 Feb 2018 | The US mission in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, has urged people to avoid the area following a grenade attack on the diplomatic premises by an unknown assailant, who subsequently blew himself up with a second device. The attack happened around 00:30 local time Thursday, when an "unknown person" threw an "explosive device" from the street into the US embassy compound, the government of Montenegro announced on Twitter. Authorities believe that the projectile thrown was a hand grenade. Immediately afterward the assailant "committed suicide with an explosive device," the statement added.

09:52

Russia deploys new warplanes at Hmeimim airbase "IndyWatch Feed World"

On February 21, the Russian Aerospace Forces deployed additional warplanes at their Hmeimim airbase near the Syrian coastal city of Jableh. According to Syrian pro-government sources, four Su-35 multi-role fighters and four Su-25 attack aircraft escorted by a Tu-154M plane arrived at the airbase. An A-50U Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) plane was also deployed, according to the sources. The A-50U is equipped with a Vega Shmel-M radar. It can detect a launch of missile or a fighter jet in the range of 650km. The detection range for ground targets is 300km. The plane can remain in the air for more than 9 hours and has an ability to guide friendly fighters and track multiple enemy fighters on the same time. It can also detect ground targets and ships.

09:45

Listen to this: Talkhouse lets you in on chats between your favorite artists "IndyWatch Feed World"

If you have ever wanted to eavesdrop on a conversation between Kid Cudi and Paul Reubens (aka Peewee Herman), the Talkhouse podcast is here to help. In each episode, musicians, actors, filmmakers, comedians, and even food world luminaries sit down and chat with their peers. The show isnt merely the audio recording of a mutual

If you have ever wanted to eavesdrop on a conversation between Kid Cudi and Paul Reubens (aka Peewee Herman), the Talkhouse podcast is here to help.

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09:38

District Will Suspend Kids Who Leave Class to Protest Florida Shooting "IndyWatch Feed World"

District Will Suspend Kids Who Leave Class to Protest Florida Shooting | 21 Feb 2018 | "We are here for an education and not a political protest." That's the message from Needville ISD Superintendent Curtis Rhodes Tuesday in response to a call by political groups for students to walk out of class to protest gun issues in the wake of the Florida school shooting. In a post on Facebook, Rhodes said, "A school is a place to learn and grow educationally, emotionally and morally. A disruption will not be tolerated." Rhodes said that students who walk out of class -- or disrupt school -- to protest current gun laws face a possible suspension. "They will be suspended from school for three days and face all the consequences that come along with an out-of-school suspension."

09:38

'Am I not your strategic partner': Erdogan says that Turkey must develop 'unmanned tanks' and more as NATO refuses to share military tech "IndyWatch Feed World"

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has instructed the Turkish defense industry to develop a home-produced unmanned tank, and has criticized NATO states' reluctance to share modern military technology with their ally Ankara. Ankara hopes to design, produce and deploy an unmanned tank to circumvent a technology gap that NATO countries are reluctant to fill, President Erdogan stated on Wednesday, unveiling the country's development goals for 2019 to 2023. Praising the current level of technical achievement in the defense industry, Erdogan highlighted how the development of domestic aerial drone production, which was prompted by NATO members' repeated refusal to share the technology with Ankara. The Alpagu, the Kargu and the Togan military drones are just the latest achievements by Turkish arms makers.

09:33

We are at war "IndyWatch Feed World"

Turkish helicopter downed amid Afrin operation, 2 soldiers dead

(what did they expect christmas presents?)

A Turkish military chopper was downed amid the countrys Olive Branch operation in northern Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. Two soldiers were killed in the incident.
helicopter

One of our helicopters was downed just recently, Erdogan said as he spoke to a member of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Istanbul. These things will happen, we are in a war, the president said, adding that even though Turkey might lose a helicopter, the perpetrators of the attack will pay a heavy price.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives to NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium, May 25, 2017. Christian Hartmann

The president also said the Turkish Armed Forces destroyed many missil...

09:24

NATO refuses to share military tech with Erdogan "IndyWatch Feed World"

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has instructed the Turkish defense industry to develop a home-produced unmanned tank, and has criticized NATO states reluctance to share modern military technology with their ally Ankara.

Ankara hopes to design, produce and deploy an unmanned tank to circumvent a technology gap that NATO countries are reluctant to fill, President Erdogan stated on Wednesday, unveiling the countrys development goals for 2019 to 2023.

Praising the current level of technical achievement in the defense industry, Erdogan highlighted how the development of domestic aerial drone production, which was prompted by NATO members repeated refusal to share the technology with Ankara. The Alpagu, the Kargu and the Togan military drones are just the latest achievements by Turkish arms makers.

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Turkish army tanks are seen near the Turkish-Syrian border in Hatay province, Turkey January 23, 2018. Umit Bektas

We have our own unmanned aerial vehicles now. For years we wanted them from our strategic partner. The answer we received was, the Congress does not allow. You are giving it to others, am I not your strategic partner, are we not in NATO, why do not you give it to us? Erdogan asked, noting that the alliance even refused to rent the UAVs to Turkey. These rejections finally made us our own armed and unarmed unmanned aerial vehicles, Erdogan added.

The next step, Erdogan believes, is to develop an unmanned tank which could be used on the battleground to save lives. Turkey has lost a number of soldiers in Syria over the years, due to the vulnerability of their mainly German-produced tanks. To add...

09:10

Snapchats Snap Maps visualized yesterdays school walkouts protesting gun violence "IndyWatch Feed World"

The apps maps feature, which visualizes where events are taking place, was used to show where students organized walkouts in protest of continuing gun violence in America, reports Axios. The protests followed last weeks deadly school shooting in Florida that took 17 lives. My Snap Maps is all anti-gun walkouts This is where US kids,

The apps maps feature, which visualizes where events are taking place, was used to show where students organized walkouts in protest of continuing gun violence in America, reports Axios. The protests followed last weeks deadly school shooting in Florida that took 17 lives.

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09:00

Inside Ontarios Big, Bold Basic Income Experiment "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Canadian province is giving some citizens a base salaryand measuring how much it helps keep people out of poverty, improve their health, and give back to their community.

Alana Baltzer bought her first new winter coat recently. Shes eating vegetables and fruit now instead of junk food. And, because shes not worrying about money, shes having fewer bipolar episodes. The money-stress triggers arent there anymore. Shes also applied to college and is looking for work.

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09:00

Lighthouse Is The Perfect Security Camera For Surveilling Your Own Family "IndyWatch Feed World"

This new camera isnt just for security. Its also a way to catalog every move.

To paraphrase former Google chairman Eric Schmidt, Lighthouse is the kind of tech product that gets right up to the creepy line.

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09:00

Your LinkedIn Profile Lists Too Many Skills "IndyWatch Feed World"

You can do lots of things, and thats great! But you only want recruiters on LinkedIn to find you based on your most competitive skills.

You may think of LinkedIn like Facebook for professionals, but recruiters and hiring managers dont. They treat the professional network like the gigantic resume database it essentially is. For job seekers, that means one thing: Your profile needs to be laser-focused on target jobs, and dense enough with data to be discoverable by the recruiters you most want to hear from.

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09:00

Oldest Temple "IndyWatch Feed World"





It is remarkable that Gobekli Tepi turns out to be a temple and that all those cave drawings are also representations of Shamanic visions.  This is good though.
 
We understand that the altered state experience was important then and is now becoming useful and better understood as well today.
 
My own investigations has revealed to me that a sensitive who is an informant of mine was led to an encounter with the Green Man in broad daylight and in addition during a meditative state also encountered the King of the Dandelions.
 
In a more natural world it makes sense that we would also encounter the equivalent spirit of the Lion, the Deer, etc for each identifiable species.  Thus we suddenly have the validity of the Lion King uniquely separate from been a specific representation of Jesus as per CS Lewis.  The whole topuic of symbolic values slides out the window.
 
Our shamans did encounter lion kings, deer princes and their like during their meditations. These were easily superior to their living aspects and instructive of our own relationship with the divine.

What i am sharing with you is a new Spiritual Cosmology nicely linked physically to my Cloud cosmology. The primary spiritual form or the supreme representation is what we identify as the human form.  All life evolves toward that form.  

So we have the king of the Dandelions empowering millions of dandelions with aspects of its own GREAT SPIRIT.  Thus the LION KING is the GREAT SPIRIT of the lions and may well have a large number of aspects or perhaps all of the lions though i expect a finite number instead.  In our human case i am informed that we start out with 32 aspects during each incarnation.  Thus an eight lifetime cycle will normall...

09:00

Coldest and Most Snow Ever "IndyWatch Feed World"





Let us make this incredibly simple for everyone.  The sun has become cooler.  As in significantly cooler.  That means that we are really cooling off to a lower base temperature and this could be sustained for a couple of decades.  When it warms again it will also take time to rebuild all that lost heat as well.

We had a warming cycle that ran from 1960 through 2000. We then had a peak heat retention that slowly declined while the sun shifted gears.  now we have lost all that heat and the sun is nowe cooler.  Thus we have cold winters ahead for some time.  My best guess based on past patterns is that we will catch a decade or so before it shifts back up.

The good news is that we have not frozen the Rhine yet.  Next year?

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Coldest and Most Snow Ever

Published on February 6, 2018


http://drsircus.com/spiritual-psychology/coldest-and-most-snow-ever/?u


Heavy snowfall and widespread ice have led to another day of travel disruption, amid warnings that Britain is set to be gripped by freezing weather all month. Boston tied a 100-year-old record when it marked seven consecutive days of temperatures that did not top 20 degrees Fahrenheit (-6.7 degrees Celsius). Up and down the coast, people working outdoors struggled with the frigid conditions swearing under their breaths about the idea of manmade global warming.


In Russian it is snow Armageddon. Over the weekend Moscow was drowned in snow, setting records, experiencing its heaviest snowfall in a day since records began. Moscows meteorological service said Moscow had seen more than half its average monthly snowfall in the space of 24 hours, beating the previous record set in 1957.


Dramatic global cooling this winter has created 4X more ice than average in the Great Lakes. Almost 4X the a...

09:00

Thought Loops "IndyWatch Feed World"


Image: BRAINWASHED: The goal of the media is to poison the minds of the masses with toxic hatred and engineered thought loops

08:33

Rolling Thunder Is Dead, Long Live Rolling Thunder : Tying up the Loose Ends "IndyWatch Feed World"

Nearly thirteen years ago, we started publishing Rolling Thunder, an anarchist journal of dangerous living covering social movements, direct action, and creative experiments in autonomy around the world. Between 2005 and 2015, Rolling Thunder chronicled everything from the Danish squatting movement, immigrant labor in Canadian factory farms, and the origins of Nietzsches theory of the eternal return in 19th century French insurrectionism to anarchist participation in the Ferguson uprising and the defense of Koban. Whether you wanted to find an anarchist analysis of sex work or hour-by-hour maps documenting the street clashes during a global summit, Rolling Thunder was the ideal resource. You can download issues 1-7, 9, and 10 for free from our archives; issues 8, 11, and 12 are still available for purchase. Here, we explain why we are concluding the project, what the options are for subscribers, and what comes next.

Several factors have contributed to our decision to stop publishing Rolling Thunder. The demands of responding to constant crises over the past couple years have played a part, as have shakeups in our collective. Were busier now than ever beforebut most of that energy is going into online publishing and preparing our next books. The biggest factor is financial: in order to keep Rolling Thunder affordable, we intentionally set the price well below the break-even point. That means we have lost money on every issue. More than a decade into the project, that eventually began to add up. We have never focused our energy on fundraising, so we need to conclude Rolling Thunder and figure out a better plan.

If you are a subscriber, we can offer you three options:

  1. If you do nothing, we will accept your balance as a donation to CrimethInc. and use it to fund other projects.

  2. Send an email to rtsubs@crimethinc.com and ask for the balance of your subscription to be turned into credit on our online store.

  3. If youd like an actual refund, we can send it via PayPal. Email rtsubs@crimethinc.com requesting a refund and providing a PayPal email address to which we can send the funds.

We would still like to produce high-...

08:26

Russian MoD spokesman: Syria's East Ghouta militants derail peace talks with armed provocations "IndyWatch Feed World"

Attempts to broker a ceasefire in the Damascus suburb of East Ghouta have failed because illegal armed militants controlling the area have refused to give up their weapons, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. "The appeals by the Russian reconciliation center to illegal armed groups to stop resistance, surrender arms and regularize their status did not bring positive results," the ministry's spokesman Major-General Yuri Yevtushenko said in a statement on Wednesday, adding that the humanitarian situation in East Ghouta is "getting critical." Russia is working within the UN Security Council to draft a resolution to address pressing humanitarian issues in the embattled suburb, deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said earlier. Ambassador Vasily Nebenzia said that the Security Council meeting scheduled for Thursday was "necessary" to allow all sides to "present their vision, their understanding of the situation, and come up with ways of getting out of this situation."

08:25

14 Reasons Why Men Who Marry This Type of Woman End Up Being The Happiest Husbands "IndyWatch Feed World"

When it comes to looking for a partner I am sure men look for several things in a woman, but maybe they should be considering their career a bit more as well? It seems men who marry nurses end up quite pleased and with good reason.

Dont get me wrong, we cannot help who we fall for and not all marriages work out, there will be exceptions to this. You can be in a wonderful relationship without marrying a nurse, but gosh darn it, those wonderful ladies who spend all their time helping others seem to know the way right to a mans heart. Below You will find a list of reasons why nurses make some of the absolute best wives out there. If you are a nurse, thank you for all that you do!

14 Reasons Why Men Who Marry Nurses End Up Being The Happiest Husbands:

1. Nurses are fixers.

Nurses are able to fix things most people wouldnt even bother trying to fix. They work hard to make sure everything is working as it should. They wont be the kind to let you go to bed pissed off.

2. Nurses handle pressure well.

Nurses are going to be able to handle any emergencies that come up quite well. They are able to keep going when the pressure is high. Most people shut down in situations like this, its like they are superheroes.

3. Nurses are kind and caring.

Nurses are always there for those who need them. I have never met a kinder person than a nurse. They know exactly what you need and get it right to you. They care about everyone on a much deeper level and love to help.

4. Nurses are tough.

Nurses can handle a lot more than most people. Like I said above they do not buckle under pressure but there is a lot more to it than that. Nurses are just built from a different material. They can do so much that other people tend to fail with.

5. Nurses do not often give up.

Nurses are strong-willed and it is rare for them to give up on anything. If they know something needs to be done they will get it done. You can count on them no matter what.

6. Nurses are great at working with others.

Nurses are without doubt team players. They do well with others and are great at compromising and communicating. Since both of those things are crucial in relationships it is pretty damn awesome when you think about it.

7. Nurses know what really matters.

Nurses see terrible things every day and are still able to come home with a smile. They see the things people are facing every day, and it makes them grateful for their health and their family.

8. Nurses are grea...

08:12

8 Ways to Overcome Your Biggest Fears "IndyWatch Feed World"

We are all afraid of something, fear is a normal part of life; however, we can all overcome our fears if we truly want to.

You can even use fear to your advantage at times. Learning to control your own fears is important. You must be able to overcome things like this even if the process sounds terrifying. Most of the time our biggest fears are quite odd, to be honest. People are afraid of things like spiders, snakes, needles, death, heights, public speaking, the dark, and even thunder. Take a few minutes to figure out what things you are most afraid of and why you think you are afraid of them. Does that really sound like a good reason to you or does it sound a bit like you are making something out of nothing?

Below you will find a list of things that will help you to overcome that fear. Remember in order to overcome any fear you must first accept it and be ready to overcome it. You can do it!

8 Tips On How To Overcome Your Biggest Fears:

1. Stop fixating on it

Stop focusing on whatever it is you are afraid of. Think about other things. Dont give your fears too much power. Obsessing only makes things worse. Stop and breathe dont let the fear overwhelm you. I know this one is easier said than done but if you try hard enough you can do it.

2. Start off small

Work yourself up to facing your fears. Begin small and then gradually increase as time goes on. For instance, if you are afraid of spiders maybe go see some tarantulas at Petco or try catching a harmless house spider and releasing it instead of squishing it (you can do so without touching it). These small steps will help you to overcome your fear but they will be a bit uncomfortable at first.

3. Gain a better understanding

If you are afraid of something like snakes or spiders it is best to try and learn some things about them. The more you know the better. Knowledge is power, get to know the different kinds and which ones are harmless. Figure out where your limits are and learn to be able to interact with them in a healthy manner.

4. Jump right into it

Depending on what you are afraid of this is a great way to just get it over with. If you are afraid of something like needles or thunder make yourself embrace them. Change your preferred treatment method over to injections and eventually they wont bother you anymore. Each time you get one they will bother you less and less.

5. RELAX

If you dont relax you will never be able to get over it. The more worked up you let...

08:05

7 Science-Backed Habits You Can Practice to Improve Your Mental Strength "IndyWatch Feed World"

Living in the world we live in can prove to be a challenge sometimes. Overcoming the things laid out before us is something we all must do.

Being mentally strong is something we can work on. This is the grit that holds us together. The more mentally strong we are the more we can handle and face without fear. The definition of mental strength or mental toughness is basically that it is a measure of a persons resilience and confidence. This helps them to succeed in all that they do.

If you think you may be lacking in this area or simply want to improve in all possible ways the following things may help you do that. The list below is comprised of some of the most effective means of bringing about a deeper sense of mental toughness. No, you dont have to do them all but even implementing just one in your life could make a huge difference in your success rate.

7 Science-Backed Things You Can Do To Become More Mentally Strong:

1. Be more passionate.

Dont close yourself off, open yourself up. Let your passion drive you to do the things you want to do. Being more passionate it important. We all need a purpose and our passion drives that purpose. David Brooks has written all about this for the New York Times, you can click here to see what he had to say.

2. Stop confusing fear of failure for mental toughness.

These are two very different and yet somehow similar things. Christine Carter positive psychology expert has said time and time again that we tend to force people into being afraid to fail when trying to make them want to try harder in general. This is not going to do any good and is not the same as being mentally tough. Mentally tough people fail sometimes, we all do and there is nothing wrong with that.

3. Stop holding grudges.

Holding grudges is a waste of time. All that is doing is wasting your mental energy that could be used for something else. You can forgive someone and still cut them out of your life. Moving on is a crucial part of being mentally strong.

4. Exercise when you can, stay fit.

One Harvard Psychiatrist by the name of John Ratey has actually sa...

08:01

Rescuers use boats to evacuate victims as 'worst floods in 45 years' hit US Midwest "IndyWatch Feed World"

Crews used boats to help residents evacuate their homes in northern Indiana after rainstorms sweeping across the Midwest on Wednesday combined with melting snow to flood rivers, roads and other low-lying areas in several states. The storm system starting pushed heavy rain, snow and ice into the region this week, and the weather has already been blamed for hundreds of car crashes and several fatalities, including the deaths of four people in a crash along a slippery interstate in Nebraska. About 19 people had been evacuated from homes in Elkhart, a town just east of South Bend, by early Wednesday, said Mayor Tim Neese. Local schools were closed because of the flooding and an emergency shelter was set up to help evacuees overnight, The Elkhart Truth newspaper reported. "This city has not seen flooding like this in the last 45 years," Neese said. "We also had record snowfall in addition to consistent rain." Homes and streets also were flooded in the South Bend area, and forecasters predicted that the swollen St. Joseph River wouldn't crest until Thursday. The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for parts of several states in the central and southern U.S., spanning from Texas to Illinois and Ohio to Arkansas, where strong winds topped power lines and damages buildings. Winter weather advisories also were issued, including in for Oklahoma and Kansas.

08:00

How Nintendos Switch And DIY Labo Toys Are Changing The Game "IndyWatch Feed World"

The 128-year-old Japanese companys specialty is neither hardware nor software, but the art of making unique experiences.

When Nintendos Switch debuted in March 2017, it was like nothing that gamers had seen before: a console that you can hook up to a TV in your living room but also pluck from its dock and use as a handheld anywhere. The $300 device was so appealingand well executedthat it was practically impossible to find one in stock for months after its release. Now that Nintendo is catching up with demand, the company says that the Switch is the fastest-selling console in U.S. history, besting the record set by its legendarily successful ancestor, 2006s Wii. Meanwhile, Switch titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey are setting sales records.

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08:00

Heres Why The NBA Is The Most Tech-Savvy League Today "IndyWatch Feed World"

From its mobile-friendly camera angles to its in-house e-sports league, the NBA is leading professional sports into the future.

Last season, the NBA set new records for attendance (22 million) and global fan engagement (more than a billion viewers around the world tuned in at some point). That growth was powered in part by a mobile-focused digital strategy that engages fans in compelling new ways. Were bringing the world courtside, says Melissa Brenner, the NBAs executive vice president of digital media. In 2017, the NBA made significant enhancements to League Pass, its live-stream product that allows fans to view games in all markets. The league also installed additional cameras in every arena and introduced Mobile View, which provides tighter, zoomed-in angles for smaller screens; today, more than a third of subscribers are tuning in via handheld devices. We used to call it the second screen, Brenner says of mobile, but for a lot of people, now its the first screen. In partnership with Tencent, League Pass rolled out in China, reportedly generating more than 190 million views during the 2017 NBA Finals. (The service is available in 200 countries.) Brenner is also now exploring the infinite amounts of content we can produce with technology. For example, streaming a game each week all season long in VR for League Pass subscribers and introducing NBA AR, a virtual pop-a-shot app for the iPhone, and NBA InPlay, a fantasy game synced to live broadcasts. A two-year-old partnership with Israeli workflow automation startup WSC Sports Technologies has increased instantly shareable highlight clips from about 100 per week to more than 10,000, contributing to a record number of video views (12 billion) for the league last season. In May, the NBA will get even more virtual with the debut of the 17-team NBA 2K Leaguethe first e-sports league (for competitive and professional gamers) operated by one of the American majors.

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This new jacket from Ministry of Supply adjusts to our all crazy weather conditions "IndyWatch Feed World"

It gets frigid in Boston, where high-tech clothing startup Ministry of Supply is headquartered. But the problem with bundling up in the winter is that youre always too hot the minute you hop on the bus or pop into a store. So it makes sense that the companys founders had the idea to develop a jacket

It gets frigid in Boston, where high-tech clothing startup Ministry of Supply is headquartered. But the problem with bundling up in the winter is that youre always too hot the minute you hop on the bus or pop into a store. So it makes sense that the companys founders had the idea to develop a jacket that adjusts to your temperature.

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How Everlane Is Building The Next-Gen Clothing Brand "IndyWatch Feed World"

Behind all those no-nonsense, high-quality basics is a savvy selling machine.

Five years after Everlane founder and CEO Michael Preysman declared that he would rather shut down his company than open a store, some 75 people are lining up outside of a minimalist glass storefront in Manhattans fashionable Nolita neighborhood. Inside, stacked on blond wood shelves against austere white walls, sit the unassuming objects of their desire: affordable, high-quality basics$100 cashmere sweaters, $15 pima cotton T-shirts, $65 Japanese denim jeans. Most Everlane product launches these days are met by waiting customers, and the companys inaugural store opening, on a brisk Saturday morning in December, is no exception.

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Apple is working on two new versions of its AirPods "IndyWatch Feed World"

The wireless earbuds have been a hit since their release last year, and, like the iPhone, Apple is planning on releasing regular updates to them on an annual basis, reports Bloomberg. The sites sources say Apple is currently working on the next two models, to be released in 2018 and 2019. It describes the upcoming

The wireless earbuds have been a hit since their release last year, and, like the iPhone, Apple is planning on releasing regular updates to them on an annual basis, reports Bloomberg. The sites sources say Apple is currently working on the next two models, to be released in 2018 and 2019. It describes the upcoming 2018 model of AirPods as featuring improvements to how users communicate with Siri:

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Tension with Israel is mounting. "IndyWatch Feed World"

Lebanon, as so often in the past, is facing mortal danger.

Saudi Arabia is putting great pressure on the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, a powerful but controversial figure who holds dual nationality Saudi and Lebanese. Riyadh expects Lebanon to play by its own rules, sidelining Hezbollah, ending Iranian influence in the country, and promoting Saudi business and political interests or else. It is a clear that foreign aid from the Gulf is increasingly conditional.

Tension with Israel is also mounting. A military conflict could erupt at any moment, with devastating consequences. Between 1978 and 2006, Israel attacked its northern neighbor on five occasions. The last time Israel invaded Lebanon, during the so-called Lebanon War in 2006, at least 1,300 Lebanese people were killed and 1 million displaced.

The Israeli air force is lately, unceremoniously, violating Lebanese air space, flying over its territory on the way to Syria, where it is bombing selected targets, grossly violating various international laws.

To make things worse, Israel has begun building an ugly concrete wall right at the border line, an act which Lebanon views almost as a declaration of war. The Lebanese military received orders to confront Israeli bulldozers and construction crews, if the building of the frontier barrier continues. Both sides are now using intermediaries to communicate, but a confrontation may take place at any moment.

There is also a maritime dispute between the two countries, over an oil and gas rich area, which both countries are claiming as their own. This quarrel is also threatening the fragile peace between Israel and Lebanon. Although some would say, what peace, really, if both nations are still technically at war?

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Attacker throws grenade at US Embassy in Montenegro "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US mission in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, has urged people to avoid the area following a grenade attack on the diplomatic premises by an unknown assailant, who subsequently blew himself up with a second device.

The attack happened around 00:30 local time Thursday, when an unknown person threw an explosive device from the street into the US embassy compound, the government of Montenegro announced on Twitter. Authorities believe that the projectile thrown was a hand grenade. Immediately afterward the assailant committed suicide with an explosive device,the statement added.

Police have started an investigation and are now looking into possible motives for the attack. Authorities swiftly blocked Revolution Boulevard where the countrys National Security Agency and the US embassy are located. Further details of the incident are yet unclear.

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Uber plans to get aggressive in Southeast Asia "IndyWatch Feed World"

After Japanese giant SoftBank took a 15% stake in Uber last month, many thought Uber would quietly leave Southeast Asias market to rivals like Grab (another ride-hailing service SoftBank has a stake in). But Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has now dismissed that idea, reports Reuters. In his first visit to Asia as Ubers CEO, Khosrowshahi

After Japanese giant SoftBank took a 15% stake in Uber last month, many thought Uber would quietly leave Southeast Asias market to rivals like Grab (another ride-hailing service SoftBank has a stake in). But Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has now dismissed that idea, reports Reuters. In his first visit to Asia as Ubers CEO, Khosrowshahi said Uber has big investment plans for Southeast Asia:

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Is This the Most Absurd Government Agency? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Is This the Most Absurd Government Agency?
by Bill Bonner

Apollo, Apollo!
God of all ways, but only Deaths to me,
Once and again, O thou, Destroyer named,
Thou hast destroyed me, thou, my love of old!'
[In Aeschylus "Agamemnon", Cassandra regrets ever having laid eyes on Apollo.]

"At lasta genuine improvement from Washington! In the panic after the 2008 financial crisis, Congress created the Office of Financial Research (OFR). The idea was that this group would sound an alarm if the financial system were ever in danger. Its about time. Now, we have nothing to fear. The feds will tell us when it is safe to buyand when we should run for the hills.
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Selfie Addiction Now Recognized as A Serious Mental Illness "IndyWatch Feed World"

The cell phone has become the adults transitional object, replacing the toddlers teddy bear for comfort and a sense of belonging. Margaret Heffernan

Society today has hit a level of addiction to our smartphones and gadgets that leave many rolling their eyes. Brides are making rules, banning cellphones from their wedding to avoid having 20 cellphones broking the photographer with every shot, while groups will gather in restaurants and public places, together in person but divided by the devices, playing on the phones instead of actually talking to one another. An incredible tool, and yet they are tearing our society apart.

One reason why phones have grown so quickly in popularity is our ability to document every aspect our lives through photos and videos, sharing them on social media with the world. Ok, lets be honest sharing the good times with the world. Right? After all, its all about image The ultimate sign of our current generation is the selfie.

Source: Free-Photos | Pixabay

 

From elaborate filters to carefully selected angles, duck-faced selfies to creative backdrops they liter our Facebook and Instagram newsfeeds, and are sent over Snapchat at an alarming rate, providing us with the opportunity to feel out how others truly feel about us based on the number of likes or comments a single picture can attract. Have we really stooped low enough that our self-worth is established based on the reaction to a photo online?

The selfie has become so ingrained in our society that the Oxford English Dictionary entered the word in 2013, defined as a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media.

Shortly thereafter, in 2014, the term selfitis was coined referring to the obsessive taking of selfies. At the time, articles were popping up all over social media, claiming that selfitis had been newly classified as a mental disorder by the American Psychiat...

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UN demands halt of monstrous campaign in Syrian town "IndyWatch Feed World"

Top UN officials condemn unrelenting bombardment of Syrian enclave as air strikes continue and death toll nears 300.

Top UN officials demanded an immediate cessation of aerial attacks on Syrias devastated Eastern Ghouta with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calling the rebel-held enclave hell on Earth.

Syrian forces backed by Russian warplanes continued to pound the Damascus suburb with at least 27 killed on Wednesday, bringing the civilian death toll to more than 270 including 60 children over the past three days.

My appeal to all those involved is for an immediate suspension of all war activities in Eastern Ghouta, Guterres told a UN Security Council meeting. This is a human tragedy that is unfolding in front of our eyes, and I dont think we can let things go on happening in this horrendous way.

About 400,000 people live in the area, which has been besieged for years by government forces with few supplies reaching the desperate population.

UN human rights chief Zeid Raad al-Hussein called the air strikes and artillery fire a monstrous campaign of annihilation.

International humanitarian law was developed precisely to stop this type of situation, where civilians are slaughtered in droves in order to fulfill political or military objectives, he said in a statement.

Syrias Eastern Ghouta: Nearly 300 killed in four days

The UN has documented 346 civilian deaths with 878 wounded in Eastern Ghouta since February 4, mostly from air strikes hitting residential areas, Zeid said.

Russia involvement

Russia denied involvement in air attacks on Wednesday, calling an accusation by a US official that Moscow was taking part in the raids groundless.

It is not clear what they are based on We do not agree, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

Russian jets have carried out air strikes in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad since 2015 greatly changing the course of the seven-year w...

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Watch Airbuss Vahana robot air taxi make its first flight "IndyWatch Feed World"

Aircraft design is undergoing a lot of changes all at once, with several companies, from startups to industry behemoths, combining AI pilots, electric propulsion, and vertical takeoff and landing capability. Airbus incorporates all of that in its Vahana project. The aerospace giant is developing the air taxi out of its startup-style A3 Silicon Valley skunkworks.

Aircraft design is undergoing a lot of changes all at once, with several companies, from startups to industry behemoths, combining AI pilots, electric propulsion, and vertical takeoff and landing capability. Airbus incorporates all of that in its Vahana project. The aerospace giant is developing the air taxi out of its startup-style A3 Silicon Valley skunkworks. The team has just shared video of Vahanas first flight, which took place on January 31. With its wings and their eight propellers tilted upward, the prototype plane hovers like a helicopter over the tarmac in Pendleton, Oregon.

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UFOs and Related Subjects: An Annotated Bibliography, Lynn E. Catoe, Prepared by the Library of Congress, July 1969 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Background

According to the document:

The subject of unidentified flying objects is a popular phenomenon of the period from 1947, evoking widespread speculation, and producing a literature of great variety and scope. This body of literature and documentation is source material for readers seeking better understanding to this question, which has involved the U.S. Air Force as well as other official groups.

This is believed to be the most comprehensive bibliography published to date on the subject, and includes the extensive UFO collection of the Library of Congress, as well as related material useful in understanding the nature of the question.

The bibliography was produced by the Librarys Division of Science and Technology with support provided by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, a unit of the Office of Aerospace Research, the research agency of the U.S. Air Force.

The bibliographer is Miss Lynn E. Catoe, who also collected the books, journal articles, pamphlets, conference proceedings, tapes, original manuscripts, and other material listed here, a total of more than 1,600 items.

This literature survey was requested by AFOSR to assist a scientific research project at the University of Colorado under the direction of Dr. Edward U. Condon on unidentified flying objects. The research began 1 November 1966, and has been carried out with support provided by AFOSR at the direction of the Secretary of the Air Force under contract F44620-67-C-0035. The preparation of the bibliography was accomplished under AFOSR orders 67-0002 and 68-0003.

The following document was received from the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) via FOIA Case 2015-52.

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British Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn Exposed As Soviet Spy "IndyWatch Feed World"

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has been exposed as a cold-war traitor to the United Kingdom and an undercover agent of the former Soviet Union.  Jeremy Corbyn is a lifelong Trotskyist from the die-hard old [...]

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Marijuana Disrupts Mind Control Programming "IndyWatch Feed World"

According to Cathy OBrien, a former mind-controlled sex slave for the gov, they would let slaves take all the drugs they wanted, except marijuana. Why? Because marijuana usage made it impossible to mind control them. It doesnt allow for the compartmentalization of the mind to take place. Since I heard her say that on a []

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Restored Republic via a GCR as of Feb. 22, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Restored Republic via a GCR Update as of Feb. 22 2018

Compiled 12:01 am EDT 22 Feb. 2018 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com; Author, "Twenty Two Faces," www.22faces.com http://beforeitsnews.com/contributor/pages/243/590/stories.html

Source: Dinar Chronicles

A. Feb. 21 2018 TNT Call RayRen98, Tony: https://InstantTeleseminar.com/Events/105614868

1. TNT gets information in-country, out of the country, from the banking system itself, from call and exchange centers, and now from the tellers and branch managers. We get information at every level, from Iraqi television and on the street in Iraq and Kurdistan, even the CBI.

2. On Sat. Feb. 17 Jabouri indicated that the Iraqi budget would be complete in one week, while at the Security Council summit in Germany, Abadi agreed to get it done.

3. On Sun. Feb. 18 the Baghdad/Erbil crisis came to an end at the National Conference. The Kurds were happy with the results of the Article 140 debacle and agreed to cast their vote.

4. Also on Sun. Feb. 18 the banks had their final meetings for teller training and sorting out other issues. They were getting ready for this event.

5. The 800 numbers have been sent to all the districts, and we are now waiting for ours to come from the US Treasury or the Federal Reserve. All sides have to be ready at the same time. They are ready and pushing for this to go now.

6. On Mon. Feb. 19 Bank staff were meeting to work out the process.

7. Over last weekend they gave out the 800 numbers to 12 US districts. Each District has several numbers. Canada has three 800 numbers for their three districts. For the UK...

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India Enters the Sovereign Debt Crisis "IndyWatch Feed World"

I have warned continually that the Sovereign Debt Crisis will unfold not so much by people selling government debt, but by the lack of people buying new debt. The greatest peril is when there is NO BID for the new issues because all governments are operating a PONZI scheme. They sell new debt to pay off maturing debt. Currently, holders of Indian government debt have been dumping 4.7 billion rupees ($73 million) of government bonds on average every day this year, according to data from the Clearing Corp. of India. Last year, their net daily sales totaled 368 million rupees.

The Sovereign Debt Crisis emerges when the government is unable to raise enough cash to pay off the maturing debt. India has crossed that threshold so as we have warned, the Sovereign Debt Crisis will begin from outside the USA and spread to the core. This is how all Empires, nations, and city-states collapse.

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Rising Interest Rates "IndyWatch Feed World"

While the stock market crashed as the pundit looked in their bag to try to come up with an excuse, they blamed rising inflation and interest rates. Yet, nobody is really paying attention to the underlying trend. The cost of carrying debt has been rising gradually and there are noticeable measurable impacts that the pundits are of course oblivious to since they have to explain every days movements and not the real trend.

Already, the 10-year rate is piercing above the 2.6% area. There is an impact on the currency once people begin to comprehend the trend. The 10-year German bond rate is 0.70%, and this has been maintained by the ECB buying 40% of European government debt to no avail for nearly 10 years.

The real crisis comes when they realize that the ECB will not be there to buy government debt. The bidders will demand a higher yield so rates will rise very rapidly.

Meanwhile, the Fed will pursue higher interest rates as they need to be normalized to help pensions funds that are rapidly collapsing. This idea of a lower dollar will raise the price of imports and with tariffs, inflation in consumer products will rise.

Mueller is still not ending his investigation. Why should he? He would have to go get a real job in the private sector. Keep the investigation alive to pay the light bills. He shows no sign of embracing unemployment. His pretend indictment is dancing between raindrops, indicting people in Russia knowingly there will never be a trial. We cannot count him out yet as a factor that will undermine the economic confidenc...

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Benjamin Fulford Report: "Financial Mega-Battle to Escalate" -- February 19, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Weekly Geo-political News and Analysis

Financial mega-battle to escalate in late February, early March

By Benjamin FulfordWhite Dragon Society
2018-02-19



The secret battle for the planet earth is entering a critical phase over the coming weeks, especially in the realm of finance, where an epic three-way battle is raging, multiple sources agree. In this battle, cryptocurrencies and the Chinese yuan are fighting each other, as well as fighting to replace the current privately-owned Western central bank petrodollar, Euro, and Japanese yen-based system.

In the biggest move, the gauntlet has been cast by the Chinese as they challenge the U.S. petrodollar, with the formal announcement of a March 26th start for gold-backed-yuan oil futures trading. Asian secret society sources say the Year of the Dog, which is just starting, usually brings volatility (in this case presumably in the financial markets) before things settle down into a new normal as the year progresses. This means the Chinese are ready for financial war once they return from their lunar new years holiday this week and next.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-09/china-ends-25-year-wait-as-yuan-oil-futures-set-to-start-trading

This Chinese move against the petrodollar coincides with a Russian threat to withdraw from the Western-controlled SWIFT international payments system. A CIA source in Asia says he was informed by his Russian counterparts that if Russia starts trade without using the international SWIFT trading accounts and completely switches over to the Chinese Cross-Border Interbank Payment System (CIPS), there will be at least a dozen other nations that make this switch within days.
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Video of Shooting Survivor Slamming CNN for Giving Him Script Goes Viral, CNN Denies Claims "IndyWatch Feed World"

On Thursday, CNN denied claims from a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student who said the network expected him to ask scripted questions during a televised town hall meeting in Sunrise, FL, that focused on last weeks shooting. CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions, and it ended up being all scripted, Colton Haab, a Stoneman Douglas senior told local ABC affiliate WPLG in an interview that has since gone viral.

Millions of Dollars In Ethereum Are Vulnerable to Hackers Right Now "IndyWatch Feed World"

In November of last year, a person known by the pseudonym DevOps199 stumbled across a critical vulnerability in the code for a subset of Ethereum wallets. There are hundreds of thousands of similar smart contracts on Ethereum that control wallets, tokens and applications, or hold funds. Now, researchers say theyve devised a new approach for finding vulnerabilities in smart contracts that would have exposed the flaw DevOps199 exploited before it was too late.

Mass shootings and psychiatric drugs: the connection "IndyWatch Feed World"

The drugs arent the only causative factor, but they produce what I call the Johnny Appleseed effect throughout society. Sprinkle enough of the drugs among enough people and you get otherwise unexplainable violence popping upin schools, in workplaces. The psychiatric plague eats out the country from the inside.

Where the Crisis Actor Conspiracy Theory Comes From "IndyWatch Feed World"

The term crisis actor has been in the news a lot lately, because conspiracy theorists have accused survivors of the Douglas High School mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, of being actorspeople paid to pretend they witnessed a horrible tragedy that actually never happened and was instead staged by the government in order to garner the political will necessary to ban guns.

The Military Wants Genetically-Modified Sea Creatures to Snitch on Enemy Ships "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US military wants to enlist fish and other sea life to help it track enemy warships and submarines at sea. The Persistent Aquatic Living Sensors program could also modify existing species to make them better underwater spies, an effort that would face stiff opposition from environmental groups.

Caracas going crypto-crazy: Venezuela set to launch second digital currency "IndyWatch Feed World"

After successfully launching the petro, Venezuela is now on its way to becoming the worlds first country with two national cryptocurrencies, reports TV news network Globovision. The channel quotes Venezuelas President Nicolas Maduro, who made the announcement during his meeting with members of the party Patria Para Todos (PPT). The new virtual token, dubbed petro oro, will be backed by precious metals.

African migrants begin hunger strike over Israel policy "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hundreds of African migrants in Holot detention center on Wednesday started a hunger strike against Israels disputed policy on them to leave the country or face imprisonment, Anadolu reports.

Attacker throws grenade at US embassy in Montenegro, detonates suicide bomb "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US mission in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, has urged people to avoid the area following a grenade attack on the diplomatic premises by an unknown assailant, who subsequently used a second device to commit suicide.

JROTC Shooting Survivor: CNN Gave Scripted Question After Refusing To Air His "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student was approached by CNN to ask a question at Wednesday nights town hall, but declined after the network gave him a scripted question instead of allowing him to ask his own question. Colton Haab, a member of the Junior ROTC who shielded students while shots rang out, Local 10 news that he was going to ask a question about hiring veterans as armed security guards.

KFC chicken shortage blamed on DHL, and it's not getting its act together "IndyWatch Feed World"

DHL has been shipping and losing packages for close to 50 years. Earlier this week, it became clear that their half century of shipping knowledge doesn't extend to poultry as they'd screwed up Kentucky Fried Chicken's supply chain in the United Kingdom so bad that the company was forced to shutter around two-thirds of their restaurants, as no chickens had been delivered. Apparently, DHL isn't satisfied with simply failing to deliver chickens to their finger lickin' good customer: a report from the Guardian suggests that, thanks to an Olympic level of incompetence on the part of the courier, chickens destined for the UK's KFC restaurants may have to be thrown out.

Alcohol apocalypse? Evolution making us too sick to drink, study finds "IndyWatch Feed World"

Humanity may be seeing the last of the big drinkers as new research claims evolution is making people physically unable to consume large amounts of alcohol.

Woman Who Took In Nikolas Cruz & Brother Petitions To Control $800,000 Estate of Mother & Forcibly Committed Younger Brother To Mental Hospital "IndyWatch Feed World"

The woman who took in school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz and his younger brother after the death of their mother has petitioned a court to be named the personal representative of a reported $800,000 estate their mother left behind, but she also had Cruz's younger brother forcibly committed to a mental hospital just two days after the shooting.

Anti-depressants: Major study finds they work "IndyWatch Feed World"

Scientists say they have settled one of medicine's biggest debates after a huge study found that anti-depressants work.

Police Announce Program to Illegally Stop People for SAFE Driving & Facebook Owns Them "IndyWatch Feed World"

In an unprecedented violation of the right of citizens to be free from unlawful search and seizure, the Crestview Police Department in Florida has announced a most insidious program. Driving safely is now a reason for cops to pull you overunder the guise that youll be offered free pizza.

US violates letter of nuclear deal Tehran "IndyWatch Feed World"

Irans Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi has said US President Donald Trumps public statement on the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers violates the agreement. He added that paragraph 28 clearly says that all JCPOA participants should refrain from anything which undermines successful implementation of JCPOA, including in their public statements.

Brian Hogg appeared on CBS 6 months ago, appears to be groomed by media "IndyWatch Feed World"

In what can only be described as outright strange, David Hogg, a survivor of the Florida mass shooting who has quickly risen to prominence as a mainstream media promoted anti-gun activist, actually appeared in a CBS Los Angeles news report six months ago! The CBS report featured Hogg as an apparent eyewitness and videographer of a shocking confrontation between Hogg, a lifeguard, and one of Hoggs friends who is seen being harassed by the lifeguard over a seemingly minor infraction.

Major Police Operation In Brussels To Block Off Building With Gunman Inside "IndyWatch Feed World"

Armed police, snipers and a helicopter have been deployed in a large scale operation to block off a building in the Brussels commune of Fora where one or more gunmen are allegedly inside, according to local media. Authorities report that at least two men are holed up in the apartment.

Brandon Smith: Mass Shootings Will Never Negate The Need For Gun Rights "IndyWatch Feed World"

Though the media often attempts to twist the gun rights debate into a web of complexity, gun rights is in fact a rather simple issue either you believe that people have an inherent right to self defense, or you dont. All other arguments are a peripheral distraction...

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Far-Left Group Calls for Murdering Republicans as Revenge For Florida School Shooting "IndyWatch Feed World"

Far-Left Group Calls for Murdering Republicans as Revenge for Florida School Shooting --'Dear crazed shooters, the GOP has frequent baseball practice' | 16 Feb 2018 | A far-left group on Facebook is calling on people to murder Republican lawmakers who support the NRA as revenge for the Florida school shooting. The unhinged posts appeared on a Facebook group called 'Milkshakes Against the Republican Party' in the hours after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. "Dear Crazed Shooters, The GOP has frequent baseball practice. You really wanna be remembered, that's how you do it. Signed, Americans tired of our politicians bathing in the blood of the innocent for a few million dollars from the terrorist organization NRA," states one of the posts. "You remember the shooting at the Republican baseball game?" asks another post. "One of those should happen EVERY WEEK until those NRA-funded sons of bitches do something about this."

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Mind Control Technology Exists: Heres Proof! "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mind control technology can control peoples minds, emotions, physical symptoms, implant thoughts and program them to kill.  Following the Florida school shooting last week, people have begun speculating whether alleged shooter Nikolas Cruz may have [...]

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Artist Spends Hours Creating Natural Mandalas, And Hes Hoping You Will Find Them "IndyWatch Feed World"

Nature is perfection. That does not mean her materials cannot be arranged in a more artistic way, however. Armed with this belief, James Brunt of Yorkshire, England, creates stunning mandalas out of objects found in nature. 

Whether hes moseying on a beach or wandering through a forest, Brunt is never short of inspiration. The Yorkshire, England, resident makes the mandalas with natural objects, such as rocks, twigs, leaves, and even berries. As Bored Panda reports, hell spend hours arranging the materials into spirals, concentric circles, and other detailed patterns.

He has a knack for taking flattering photographs of the arrangements, which he later uploads to social media. Reportedly, fans are always welcome to join him as he works.

Learn more: jamesbruntartist.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter

Following are 10+ of his awe-inspiring mandalas:

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Credit: James Brunt

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'Crisis actors' YouTube video removed after it tops 'trending' videos "IndyWatch Feed World"

'Crisis actors' YouTube video removed after it tops 'trending' videos | 21 Feb 2018 | YouTube apologized Wednesday for suggesting viewers watch a video that attacked student survivors of the Florida shooting. The video, since deleted, had gone straight to the top of the YouTube "Trending" tab, a popular spot for users to check out the most popular videos. "This video should never have appeared in Trending," YouTube [censoring sociopaths by and for the Deep State] said in a statement. The video, first noticed by tech website Motherboard, was taken down three hours after the publication's post. It had over 200,000 views, and referred to student David Hogg as an actor, someone who has been "bought and paid by CNN and George Soros," according to Motherboard.

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Student's Brilliant Invention to Keep Intruders out of Classrooms "IndyWatch Feed World"

Students invention to keep intruders out of classrooms is so brilliant that his district has ordered one for every room

POSTED 3:07 PM, FEBRUARY 20, 2018, BY HEATHER HOLEMAN, UPDATED AT 09:42PM, FEBRUARY 20, 2018

Source: KFOR

SOMERSET, Wisconsin - A high school senior has created a device made of steel and rods designed to keep intruders out of the classroom.

Justin Rivard built his first "JustinKase" in shop class long before the recent mass shooting in southern Florida, just in case an intruder stormed his school.

In such an event, teachers in each classroom would quickly slide the device under their doors and latch them to the door jamb.

Rivard says no one, not even his high school's football players, have been able to break through the device.

The Grantsburg School District has ordered one for each classroom and is currently undergoing drills and training teachers.

Rivard's "JustinKase" is patent-pending and sells for $95.

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Trump suggests arming teachers as a solution to increase school safety "IndyWatch Feed World"

Trump suggests arming teachers as a solution to increase school safety | 21 Feb 2018 | President Donald Trump, after listening to a series of emotional stories and pleas to enhance school safety at the White House Wednesday, floated the idea of arming teachers and school staff, an idea that was met with support from many of the attendees. "If you had a teacher who was adept with the firearm, they could end the attack very quickly," he said, stating that schools could arm up to 20% of their teachers to stop "maniacs" who may try and attack them. "This would be obviously only for people who were very adept at handling a gun, and it would be, it's called concealed carry, where a teacher would have a concealed gun on them. They'd go for special training and they would be there and you would no longer have a gun-free zone," Trump said.

04:19

The Hotwire #19: February 21, 2018 : Florida School Shooting & Gun ControlKoreatown Against ICE RaidsTN Antifascism "IndyWatch Feed World"

Listen here. This episode is packed to the gills with news! There is antifa activity in Tennessee and folks in the Northwest continue to hold it down against the fascist creep. Solidarity for Afrin spreads and an inspiring model to fight ICE raids emerges out of Koreatown, Los Angeles. We offer some analysis about the school shooting in Parkland, FL and interview both an anarchist attending the student led rallies there and an anarchist author whos written about gun control. There is a short update on the repression Florida prisoners are enduring due to Operation Push. Walter Bond is in need of support and we have some good news about accused confederate statue topplers in Durham, NC. To wrap things up, there are loads of upcoming events, so stay tuned until the end!

04:09

Trump Orders Immediate Investigation Into Obama For Election Meddling "IndyWatch Feed World"

President Trump has ordered an immediate investigation into Barack Obama and members of his administration for meddling in the 2016 election.  Hot on the heels of the DHS announcement that several million illegals voted for [...]

04:06

Quantum Ideas: Is Someone Saying Hello to us? -- Part 2 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Is Someone Saying Hello To Us?Part 2

Submitted to Operation Disclosure | By Quantum Ideas

In continuation of my post from 2 weeks ago that went with this night sky photo



I went back to the same spot, and re-took another photo about a week later. This time, it appears to be a totally different object, not even remotely similar to the triangle of colored lights from before. Not sure if its a round disk, or what.....



Still pointing my camera at the same spot, I took a little video to see what would show up. Again, the previous triangle of multi-colored lights have totally disappeared. And instead, here is a tiny blue light zipping and darting around extremely fast in and out of my frame. When I zoom in and do a screen shot, it looks like this.



When I look up at the sky with the naked eye, it just appears as a bright star, and when I take video with a zoom, suddenly there are spastic hyper movements...

04:05

DHS Bombshell: Several Million Illegals Voted For Hillary "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI are preparing to release a report that confirms several million illegals voted for Hillary during the 2016 election. According to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) [...]

04:00

Coconut Oil Reverses Dementia, Study Confirms "IndyWatch Feed World"

A peer reviewed study has concluded that the consumption of coconut oil can reverse Dementia and Alzheimers disease.  The clinical trial, conducted in Spain by Nutricion Hospitalaria, followed Alzheimers patients of varying ages and genders to determine if [...]

03:55

Pope Francis On Trial For Alleged Rape And Murder Of Children In 2009 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Pope Francis has been put on trial for the alleged rape and murder of various children between 2009 and 2010 in Holland and Belgium. The lawsuit, which focusses on the Jesuits, Church of England and [...]

03:55

FIFTY8 Interviews Alba Weinman: Part III - The Spiritual Journey of Forgiveness and Entity Attachment "IndyWatch Feed World"

SOURCE - FIFTY8 MAGAZINE



https://youtu.be/MNslPniv1aI



FIFTY8 Interviews Hypnotherapist Alba Weinman

PAST LIFE REGRESSION HYPNOSIS / 6 PART SERIES

PART III - The Spiritual Journey of Forgiveness & Entity Attachment

I talk to Alba Weinman, a world renowned Hypnotherapist for those on the path of Spiritual Awakening. Alba talks about her sessions and how forgiveness is such an important part of her practice and hypnotherapy. She shares how forgiveness releases a lot of energy that holds us back. We also discuss entities and how they can attach to our frequency and how to release them with forgiveness and a higher vibration. Included is a session with an entity and how Alba uses her techniques to release them.

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https://www.fifty8magazine.com/content

03:52

(Video) Destroying the Illusion 2.21 -- "Disaster Performers" | Twitter Lockout | New Q "IndyWatch Feed World"



Q Posts - http://qanonposts.com/

Today's Links:

Florida lawmaker's aide fired after falsely claiming Parkland students are crisis 'actors' - https://goo.gl/GKYbqb

Sessions forms U.S. cyber task force after election warnings - https://goo.gl/cM3dAZ

Inspector General: FBI Executive Loaned Substantial Money, Had Sex With Subordinate FBI Employee - https://goo.gl/vPr6Qs

How A Plea Reversal From Michael Flynn Could Uncover More Federal Corruption - https://goo.gl/Hxij4f

03:50

(Video) Connecting Consciousness with Simon Parkes 2-18-18 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Simon answers questions about airplane crashes and school shootings. Things need to change and change soon.



Published on Feb 19, 2018

03:47

Jim Carrey: Trump Has Blood Of 17 Dead People On His Hands "IndyWatch Feed World"

Actor Jim Carrey says Donald Trump has the blood of 17 dead people on his hands claiming the President is directly responsible for Wednesdays mass shooting. In a disturbing tweet sent out on President Days, [...]

03:46

(Video) NSA Whistleblower Reveals Mindblowing Corruption in the FBI "IndyWatch Feed World"



Published on Feb 20, 2018

Mindblowing Corruption At FBI - NSA Whistleblower Reveals

03:45

Sorcha Faal: Trump-Russia Collusion Probe Stunningly Pivots to 9/11 Investigation "IndyWatch Feed World"

February 21, 2018

Fears Erupt After Trump-Russia Collusion Probe Stunningly Pivots To 9/11 Investigation


By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

(http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index2493.htm)

A shocking new Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today reveals that the entire American shadow government Deep State is now in abject and total fear after US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suddenly announced that he was traveling to Seattle, Washington, today to reopen the investigation into the 11 October 2001 assassination of US Federal Prosecutor Thomas Waleswhom the FBI has just announced was killed by a hired gunmanand at the time of his murder, had opened an investigation into the Israeli art student mysterywho in the weeks leading up to the 11 September 2001 (9/11) attacks upon America, had attempted to enter Naval Magazine Indian Island, located in Port Hadlock, Washington, where the US military stores its nano-thermite explosives whose residue a peer reviewed Physics Journal scientific article detailed was discovered in the rubble of the World Trade Center. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]



According to this repor...

03:42

Anna Von Reitz -- The End of the Great Fraud Begins Here and Now "IndyWatch Feed World"

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The End of the Great Fraud Begins Here and Now



Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz

The institutionalized fraud we are all wrestling with started in earnest in 1933-34 when Franklin Delano Roosevelt arbitrarily allowed foreign powers to presume that all our Trade Names were instead US Foreign Situs Trusts, and subject to salvage for the debts of the bankrupt United States of America, Inc.

Let's pretend you are an American race horse called "Yankee Flyer" and some sharpies decide to pretend that you are a donkey called "Yankee Flyer" instead.

Now, these same con men are responsible for caring for a donkey named "Yankee Flyer" but that doesn't imply that they actually own the donkey or the horse, either, does it?

What FDR did was make a false claim of ownership by induced assumption of both the donkey and the horse. And all he was, was a stable boy.

I am publishing a diagram with this article, and I have to admit that I don't know the source of the diagram---which is absolutely excellent teaching aid, so I hope the creator will forgive me and agree with the Fair Use Clause.

This diagram shows that your Trade Name, also called your Given Name, which your parents gifted you with when you were born, is smack-dab in the center of the whole fraud scheme and that the spin-off NAMES that have been created since then all derive from it---and all infringe upon your natural Common Law Copyright.

You will also note that this Trade Name is listed as "lost at sea". It's "lost" because it hasn't been claimed and its permanent domicile on...

03:39

Anna Von Reitz -- For The Legal Eagles: Certificate of Live Birth Synopsis "IndyWatch Feed World"

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

For The Legal Eagles -- Certificate of Live Birth Synopsis



Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz


Here's the full-boat legalese explanation of the Diagram of the Fraud I provided to all of you either directly or via my website:

A Certificate of Live Birth synopsis: the COLB is a private placement security for a landed mineral estate in expectancy that became a escheated alien estate initiated from a bifurcation of the title in a co-terminus adoption; this now incidental adoption created an incidental beneficiary/ heir: me, myself and I. To become the protected purchaser as an inevitable necessity as the acting special executer, the alienation/surrender by jus dispondi becoming the spoilated/naked owner to assign the reversionary interest over of the final accounting ledger to execute the livery of the siesen and thus release the expectancy

The "private placement" happened when your Mother was deceived and/or coerced into turning your "landed mineral estate in expectancy" (you were a minor and therefore in expectancy) over for "adoption" by the State of State/STATE OF STATE, which split (bifurcated) title to your "landed mineral estate in expectancy" between themselves, with the State of State keeping the equitable title and the STATE OF STATE keeping legal title to "You". They then created the NAMES to occupy the capacities of "me, myself and I"--- and have run those PERSONS for their own profit. Your Estate is alienated/surrendered to the vermin to become the ESTATE, with your "missing, lost at sea, presumed dead" Trade Name becoming the despoiled owner. In order to assign the reversionary trust interest you have to come back from the dead by re-conveying your Trade Name to the land and soil of the actual state and reclaim your escheated estate.

And all this crappola has been going on behind your backs for generations, all cook...

03:39

Anna Von Reitz -- Good News from Friends in the Territorial/Municipal Trenches "IndyWatch Feed World"

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Good News from Friends in the Territorial/Municipal Trenches



Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz

This announcement just came in from Rod Class -- he has won his Supreme Court Case which was argued October 4, 2017 by Jessica Amunson of Jenner and Block, Washington, DC. Court case ID: 16-424 Class v. United States, decided today, February 21, 2018.

It was a six to three decision with Breyer, Roberts, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan and Gorsuch vindicating, Alito, Kennedy, and Thomas dissenting.

The Dropbox Link to today's Supreme Court Decision is here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mzzvyn80b6i6vcs/0000_18.2.21_Class_v_United_States_Case_16-424_6-3_Favorable_Decision.pdf?dl=0
The Link is in this Folder:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5xmpg5alst1rkle/AAAk8Q2pePW5PBoWjgdsIMnOa?dl=0
As many of you may recall, Rod Class was arrested in DC, simply for having firearms in his car. Things got nasty and convoluted, as such things tend to do, and finally distilled into this Supreme Court action
And here is the Dropbox link to the transcript of the oral arguments for those of you (like me) who prefer to read it and/or have a copy in written form.

17.10.4_Rod_Class_Supreme_Court_Case_16-424_Hearing_Transcript
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qeeil2jwzwdo8uu/17.10.4_Rod_Class_Supreme_Court_Case_16-424_Hearing_Transc...

03:36

The Eye is Coming -- A Powerful Surge of Energy "IndyWatch Feed World"

2.22:: The Eye Is Coming ::2.22

2/8/2018



This is from 2 sessions with G. G is in the somnambulistic state of trance. He has no memory of this when he comes out of trance because his conscious mind is asleep. The consciousness that I am speaking with had a completely different personality, accent, and vocabulary than regular, conscious G.

Session 1

Michael: What is your name?
NK: Ninak Ktub
Michael: Is there a message that you came to deliver to us today?
NK: This is a wormhole in space. I see a large planet and a distant star.
Michael: Tell me more about it.
NK: It is The Eye. The Eye who sees all, coming closer.
Michael: This planet that you see, which planet is it?
NK: Planet X12. The Eye is coming. It is passing X12
Michael: Why are you telling us this information?
NK: This eye, this blue eye, inside the light. This wormhole, it will appear.
Michael: It will appear on Earth? When will that happen?
NK: This is not physical but a giant ball of energy.
Michael: What will this ball of energy do once it appears on Earth?
NK: There is a blast of Light. This is only for those who are awake. Those who are not will not know.It will be a surge of energy, a beautiful blue eye.
Michael: How many new moons until this appears?
NK: 3 (February 2018)This is unexpected. This is through a wormhole. People do not know that this is coming.
Michael: Is this different than the solar sneeze that will take us into a new reality?
NK: Yes. This is smaller.
Michael: What will it do for people who are awake?
NK: A Powerful surge of energy...

03:32

The Eye: What it is, What it will do... Soon "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Eye: What It Is, What It Will Do Soon [videos]

FEBRUARY 21, 2018

Source: STARSHIP EARTH: THE BIG PICTURE



Pardon the language; I know soon is our most hated four-letter word. Im just the messenger. This time we have a date; a short window, if you will. Im just the messenger.

Many sources have informed us that a cosmic event is enroute that will effect great change for Humanity. There have been varying reports on the details, but overall, it seems that a sudden shift, a boost in energy/vibration/frequency is expected, as well as telepathic gifts the awakened will receive while others wont.

A couple of sources have spoken of the eye, and that it is not the Event, or the major transformational cosmic blast of energy that is also expected soon. Will it bump us into another reality. I sure as hell hope so.

Yellow Rose for Texas said her sources predicted Earth would be drawn through the eye, while this source below through their clients quantum healing sessions is likening the eye to a pre-event that will mean a shift or step up the staircase of ascension, and that there may be several of these due to the wormhole. Sounds like semantics to me, and basically the same concept; not to be taken literally.

I dont recall who shared the link to this website as I just get to the tabs on my browser when I get to them, but thank you. Very interesting. Perhaps this first eye, which is predicted for February 24th, is at least in part what we seem to be waiting for, and why little has happened in the way of arrests and other activities that might cause a major upheaval for a sleeping society.

There appears to be a surge in the process of education going onsuch as Q, for instance. All talk, n...

03:31

William Shatner Slams DNC: I Would Never Vote For That Corrupt Party "IndyWatch Feed World"

William Shatner has blasted the Democratic National Committee after they falsely claimed the Star Trek star was a Democrat supporter. Candidate Brandy K. Chambers sent out a campaign newsletter featuring a photograph of herself with [...]

03:22

Three Immigrants Arrested In Paris For Cannibalism "IndyWatch Feed World"

Three African immigrants have been arrested in the Paris suburb of Clichy-sous-Bois for attacking a man by biting at his face and eating pieces of his flesh.  The men, all from Cape Verde, were arrested [...]

03:22

More Than a Fight over Couscous "IndyWatch Feed World"

As soon as Virgin Atlantic Airlines introduced a couscous-style salad inspired by the flavours of Palestine, a controversy ensued. Israels supporters ignited a social media storm and sent many complaints to the company, obliging the airline to remove the reference to Palestine.

In the Zionist narrative, Palestine does not exist nor is it allowed to exist even if merely as a cultural conception.

The sad irony is that, while Israel appropriated Palestinian-Arabic couscous (the Palestinian dish, in particular, is known as maftoul), branding and marketing it in western countries as Israeli couscous, its supporters go to every extent possible to erase any reference that may validate Palestinian Arab culture, whether Muslim or Christian.

This is an old habit, an endemic practice that dates back to the destruction of nearly 600 Palestinian villages and localities in 1947-48. Palestinians refer to these earth-shattering events as the Nakba, or catastrophe. Tellingly, Israel outlaws the use of the term or the commemoration of the tragic event in any way.

From claiming Palestinian Arab culinary culture as their own, to Judaized Arabic street names to rewriting history, Israel and its supporters are relentless.

Israel fears a Palestinian narrative because the Israeli government understands, and rightly so, that it is the collective Palestinian narrative that has compelled resistance, in all of its forms, for over 70 years.

All attempts have failed, until recently.

The 1993 Oslo Accord is a critical juncture that shattered the cohesiveness of Palestinian discourse and weakened and divided the Palestinian people. However, it is not too late to remedy this through decisive and concentrated efforts that overcome the challenge of a Palestinian political viewpoint beholden to self-seeking political aspirations and competing factions.

In the absence of a Palestinian leadership populated by the Palestinian people themselves, intellectuals must safeguard and present the Palestinian story to the world with authenticity and balance. The clarity and integrity of the Palestinian story has been damaged and divided by Palestinian Authority (PA) tactics which remove Palestinian refugees right of return from their political platform.

Essentially, the story of Palestine is the story of the Palestinian people, for they are the victims of oppression and the main channel of Resistance, starting with the creation of Israel on th...

03:18

The Coming Banking Crisis & The End of Bailouts "IndyWatch Feed World"

Behind the curtain, there is a growing concern about a serious banking crisis beginning once again in Europe. Many governments are talking about the crisis behind-the-curtain and we are now beginning to see steps that are being taken to end the TO-BIG-TO-FAIL policies that dominated the 2007-2009 Crash.

The United States is looking at a new radical bank rescue policy where the government is proposing to revise a central pillar of the idea of bailing out banks creating new financial regulation with a new Chapter 14 bankruptcy procedure. They are looking at eliminating the risk of taxpayers costs to bail out banks. They are investigating the means for an orderly resolution so that the taxpayers do not have to bail out the banks. This development is causing some concern among the high-flying Wall Street banks, for if that is the case, then another crisis as 2007-2009 will result in even Goldman Sachs closing. The proposal looks to shift the burden to the shareholders and creditors of that bank. This means depositors who are thus creditors.

In Australia, we see similar legislation being proposed. This is the Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Crisis Resolution Powers and Other Measures) Bill 2017. This also authorizes bail-ins bringing an end to the bailout.

 

03:13

X22 Report, As The Old Economic System Breaks Down, A New One Is Born From The Ashes "IndyWatch Feed World"

X22 Report, As The Old Economic System Breaks Down, 
A New One Is Born From The Ashes
Related followup report:
X22 Report, Clock Is Activated, Protect Code Went Live, Timetable Accelerated: Q

03:08

Musical Interlude, 2002, "Where The Stars And Moon Play" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Pamela and Randy Copus are the duo known as 2002. Randy Copus plays piano, electric cello, guitar, bass and keyboards. Pamela Copus plays flutes, harp, keyboards and a wind instrument called a WX5. Both musicians also provide all of the vocals on their albums, recording their voices many, many times and layering them to create a "virtual choir" with a celestial, angelic quality.
2002, Where The Stars And Moon Play
- http://www.youtube.com/

03:05

"A Look to the Heavens" "IndyWatch Feed World"

This colorful skyscape features the dusty, reddish glow of Sharpless catalog emission region Sh2-155, the Cave Nebula. About 2,400 light-years away, the scene lies along the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy toward the royal northern constellation of Cepheus.  
 Click image for larger size.
Astronomical explorations of the region reveal that it has formed at the boundary of the massive Cepheus B molecular cloud and the hot, young, blue stars of the Cepheus OB 3 association. The bright rim of ionized hydrogen gas is energized by the radiation from the hot stars, dominated by the bright blue O-type star above picture center. Radiation driven ionization fronts are likely triggering collapsing cores and new star formation within. Appropriately sized for a stellar nursery, the cosmic cave is over 10 light-years across.

03:02

Chet Raymo, Reaching For The Stars "IndyWatch Feed World"

Reaching For The Stars
by Chet Raymo

Here is a spectacular detail of the Eagle Nebula, a gassy star-forming region of the Milky Way Galaxy, about 7,000 light-years away. This particular spire of gas and dust was recently featured on APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day). The Eagle lies in the equatorial constellation Serpens. If you went out tonight and looked at this part of the sky - more or less midway between Arcturus and Antares - you might see nothing at all. The brightest star in Serpens is of the third magnitude, perhaps invisible in an urban environment. No part of the Eagle Nebula is available to unaided human vision. How big is the nebula in the sky? Hold a pinhead at arm's length and it would just about cover the spire. I like to think about things not mentioned in the APOD descriptions.

If the Sun were at the bottom of the spire, Alpha centauri, our nearest stellar neighbor, would be about halfway up the column. Sirius, the brightest star in Earth's sky, would be near the top. Let's say you sent out a spacecraft from the bottom of the spire that travelled at the speed of the two Voyager craft that are now traversing the outer reaches of the Solar System. It would take more than 200,000 years to reach the top of the spire.

The Hubble Space Telescope cost a lot of money to build, deploy, and operate. It has done a lot of good science. But perhaps the biggest return on the investment is to turn on ordinary folks like you and me to the scale and complexity of the universe. The human brain evolved, biologically and culturally, in a universe conceived on the human scale. We resided at its center. The stars were just up there on the dome of night. The Sun and Moon attended our desires. "All the world's a stage," wrote Shakespeare, and he meant it literally; the cosmos was designed by a benevolent creator as a stage for the human drama. All of that has gone by the board. Now we can travel in our imagination for 200,000 years along a spire of glowing, sta...

02:57

Ex-CIA Director: U.S. Meddles in Foreign Elections for a Very Good Cause "IndyWatch Feed World"

Via: The Hill: Following a federal indictment of Russians accused of meddling in the U.S election, a former CIA director on Friday said the U.S. probably meddles in other countries elections, as well. The Russian embassy flagged his comments. When asked whether the U.S. interferes in other countries elections, James Woolsey said, Well, only for []

02:48

7 Bad Habits that Are Draining Your Vital Energy "IndyWatch Feed World"

Whether you realize it or not many of us do things that drain our personal energy. These things leave us feeling exhausted and we often struggle to point out what and why.

Bad habits come in many shapes and sizes. Some things affect some people more than others but overall if you are doing the following you are most likely draining yourself. While this may come off as a surprise it is a very real problem in more recent times. If you feel like you are always running on fumes there is probably a reason for it. Take a look below at the most common bad habits people tend to have that may be setting you up to fail.

7 Bad Habits that Are Draining Your Vital Energies:

1. Not getting enough sleep.

Sure, sometimes when we get the right amount of sleep we still feel tires but usually, when we get the sleep we need we feel a lot better. Figure out how much sleep you need and be sure to get it. We all need to maintain this balance in our lives. If you keep forcing yourself to operate without the sleep your mind and body needs you will feel like complete shit inside and out.

2. Letting things in your life become too cluttered.

We often get too caught up in life to really notice things like this. Really sit back and think about whether or not your life/home and things of the sort are cluttered. Is this clutter hindering you when it comes to moving around freely? If you keep living your life surrounded by clutter you will not be able to get very far. Your energy needs room to breathe with you.

3. Being too invested in social media.

We, in general, tend to spend a lot of time on our cell phones. Most of what we do on them revolves around social media and for some, this is to an extreme extent. These social medias all keep your attention occupied and it distracts us from living our lives. When we become obsessed with social media we are distracted and unable to see the real world. If you find yourself checking your social media accounts every chance you get, a break might be in order.

4. Not drinking enough water.

We are made up of a good portion of water, ans it is essential for our survival. Most people do not drink near enough and it is causing them problems both of the spirit and of the body. If you havent been drinking much water you should definitely start, I know soda and other things of the sort may taste better, but they dont do the same thing for you.

5. Eating super unhealthy foods all the time.

If your diet is awful then you...

02:15

"The Object Of Life..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, 
but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane."
- Marcus Aurelius 

Good luck! 

02:01

Armed gangs wipe out 15 villages in mass Christian slaughter in Nigeria "IndyWatch Feed World"

Armed gangs wipe out 15 villages in mass Christian slaughter in Nigeria | 18 Feb 2018 | Armed men stormed through 15 villages to massacre Christians and destroy their churches in a violent crackdown against the religion in Nigeria. Dozens of people have been killed after the gangs ransacked towns and villages to clear them of all aspects of the Christian faith. Houses belonging to believers have also been razed with authorities doing little to help, an anti-persecution watchdog claimed. Open Doors spoke to one Christian who described the broad daylight attack carried out by a group of Fulani - one of Africa's largest ethnicities.

02:01

On Guns "IndyWatch Feed World"

I grew up as the child of a small Houma Indian community in south Louisiana. My father was a hunter, trapper and commercial fisherman so my early years were spent at his side observing and learning those life-ways. In our household a gun was just another tool with which we put food on the table.

My first experience hunting was with a single-shot 410 shotgun with which, as a youngster, I brought home my first meal, a fat little marsh hen. In that experience was embedded one of the most important firearm lesson my dad would teach me. While I had friends who would use an occasional, non-eatable, seagull or blackbird for target practice my dad was emphatic that if you kill it you eat it! Waste and wanton destruction was a cultural faux pas that was unacceptable.

It is this background that always foreshadows my contemplation of the gun debate that has been so prevalent in America these past couple decades. I consider my observations on this charged political oratorical struggle to be somewhat non-partisan. Ive been a registered independent since I signed my first voter registration nearly forty years ago. As an indigenous scholar with definite anti-imperialist and anti-capitalist leanings I do not fit squarely into either of the two political polarities. From this position issues are judged on merit, I would hope, and not as democratic issues or republican issues.

My social media feed today contains opinions across the spectrum from the friend who remembers fondly the bygone years when high schoolers had gun racks in their pick-up trucks to the social activist who wants to end private gun ownership this minute. They are, of course, entrenched in their respective political parties and leave little room for the possibility of common ground.  If there are to be solutions found it would seem that a first step would entail a lowering of those party flags. Unfortunately, it seems that with every incident, with every mass shooting, the flags go up, the bunkers are strengthened, and the doors are closed.

On the right, once you get past thoughts and prayers, we are pointed in the direction of mental illness or violent video games while the left calls out the corrosive influence of the NRA. This, of course, does not imply that there is some sort of both sides do it equivalency but rather speaks to the fact that both camps have now stock, pre-loaded responses ready for the revolving news cycle.

I feel forced to question the assumptions and interpretations of the gun rights advocates. Statistics tell us that mental illness is responsible for 5 percent or less of gun deaths in the United States. Further, it is understood that mental illness affects men and women somewhat equally yet the perpetrators of mass shootings...

01:57

The Preliminary Investigation into Venezuela at the Hague: Obstacles and Objectives "IndyWatch Feed World"

Venezuela's grassroots media collective Mision Verdad argues that the ICC's recent decision to open a preliminary investigation into alleged human rights abuses in Venezuela is a biased attempt to lay the groundwork for increased international intervention in the country's domestic politics. 

01:51

Venezuela Petitions UN to Accompany Presidential Elections, Opposition Announces Boycott "IndyWatch Feed World"

Venezuelas electoral authorities have invited the United Nations to observe upcoming presidential elections this April, while the official opposition coalition has confirmed it will boycott the vote. 

Venezuela Petitions UN to Accompany Presidential Elections, Opposition Announces Boycott "IndyWatch Feed World"

Venezuelas electoral authorities have invited the United Nations to observe upcoming presidential elections this April, while the official opposition coalition has confirmed it will boycott the vote. 

01:31

Viral Video Brings Up Interesting Questions In Regards to Possible Crisis Actor Who Survived Florida Shooting "IndyWatch Feed World"

Whether or not this kind of thing is true or not is something we will probably never know, but numerous people seem to be getting behind the idea that David Hogg and several others who are speaking out about gun violence and the need for more control and accusing them of being crisis actors. Crisis actors are people who basically get paid to say the things they are told to during times of crisis.

Crisis actors are people who are thought to be hired performers that serve a very dark purpose and have become a quite popular topic over the past few years. That being said, a Florida Republicans aide has actually been fired just days ago after sending out an email saying that he believed the survivors of our most recent school shooting in Florida were merely crisis actors. See below what he said. He sent this to Alex Leary and of course, Leary took this and ran with it.

The email basically read as follows:

Both kids in the picture are not students here but actors that travel to various crisis when they happen.

Respectfully,

Benjamin A. Kelly

District Secretary for
Representative Shawl Harrison
District 63

David Hogg, one of the students in question, has been targeted because he was in the news just months before the incident. The news clip of him shows him in California with some friends dealing with a very threatening lifeguard. While he claims to have been on vacation at the time, some believe that sounds a bit too fishy for their liking. It is also important to note that Hoggs father is also an ex-FBI agent.

Hogg has fired back recently acknowledging and speaking out about these allegations, below is what he has said thus far in regards:

I am not a crisis actor. Im somebody who had to witness this and live through this and I continue to...

01:30

The Saturn / Moon Matrix: Mind Control Platform for Earth "IndyWatch Feed World"

Must Watch Presentation by David Icke

Commentary by enerchi, AscensionWithEarth.Com

February 21, 2018

One of the best presentations ever created by David Icke, exposing the Saturn and Moon matrix that has mind controlled humanity for thousands if not millions of years.  The beings who are associated with the Saturn Councils, gods, and secret groups from earth have been indoctrinating humanity on a conscious and subconscious level for generations.

Some of these groups are now coming to the forefront acting as benevolent races, which some are, but these groups and beings have also been controlled and still are by the Saturn Councils/Elohim/False Gods for untold millennia.

As David Icke has said before, those in power create the problem, which creates a reaction from the chaos, and the same malevolent beings then present a solution.  Some of these Solutions are now coming to the forefront at this amazing time of humanities Ascension/Spiritual Awakening.  See the mind matrix for what it is and remember your own true powers come from within you.

Those who are awake will connect many dots after viewing this presentation.  Those who protest that the Gods/Elohim/Councils/Guardians from Saturn are trustworthy and benevolent should watch this research presentation from David Icke.  It may change your perspective and shatter your belief system.  Highly recommended to watch!

Some of these Saturn controlled groups are now preparing for evacuation from the current time-line of earth.  They are creating temporal time anomalies that are created in a void outside of humanities current ascension time-line.  These Saturn groups will enter these time voids and move to another time line as they believe they cannot survive the earth/sun/humanity spiritual frequency shift.

The end of the Saturn matrix is coming but please be aware that there is still an active campaign to harvest souls though different variations of religious and new age propaganda.

I also highly recommend a 3 hour presentation from George Kavassilas which exposes the false god matrix and Saturn systems of control.  I have posted it previously but if you missed it, you can view it at this link here..  https://youtu.be/tjde9yPFL7w

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01:24

Human Rights defenders from all over the world visit EU to call for strong measures against "IndyWatch Feed World"

19 Feb 2018 | Both EndsFourteen indigenous leaders and human rights defenders from forest countries called upon Dutch policy makers to take action against human rights abuses, land grabbing and deforestation in relation to large scale agriculture, timber logging and mining

01:24

Felda investment in Indonesia Eagle High a bust, says oil palm watchdog "IndyWatch Feed World"

20 Feb 2018 | The Malaysian InsightFELDA'S investment in Indonesian oil palm planter PT Eagle High Plantations Tbk (EHP) is a bust according to International Palm Oil Monitor (IPOM), a due diligence report in relation to EHP's acquisition detailed numerous concerns and improprieties.

01:24

Au Liberia, la population veut voir enfin reconnus ses droits sur la terre "IndyWatch Feed World"

21 Feb 2018 | AFPLes organisations de dfense des populations craignent que la nouvelle loi foncire ne soit vid de sa substance, aprs avoir t considrablement amend en septembre 2017 par l'Assemble nationale, puis bloqu au Snat.

01:24

SABL petition anniversary marks PNG's greatest ever scandal "IndyWatch Feed World"

21 Feb 2018 | ActNowDespite repeated promises from the O'Neill government to cancel the agribusiness leases in Papua New Guinea, stretching back to 2013, almost nothing has been done.

01:24

Is sustainable palm oil possible? "IndyWatch Feed World"

08 Feb 2018 | CFDTVideo of the mostly English-language session of a CFDT seminar featuring Dario Novellino and indigenous community representatives of the Coalition Against Land Grabbing operating in Palawan, the Philippines.

01:19

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

The compulsive hatred of Putin by many who have almost zero idea about Putin or Russian history is disproportionate to any rational analysis, but not surprising. Trump and Putin are like weird doppelgangers in the liberal imagination.

 John Steppling, Trump, Putin, and Nikolas Cruz Walk into a Bar, Dissident Voice, February 21, 2018.

The Trump and Netanyahu governments have a problem: How to start a greatly expanded Middle-Eastern war without having a justifiable reason for one.  No doubt they are working hard to solve this urgent problem.  If they cant find a justification (which they cant), they will have to create one (which they will).  Or perhaps they will find what they have already created.  Whatever the solution, we should feel confident that they are not sitting on their hands. History teaches those who care to learn that when aggressors place a gun on the wall in the first act of their play, it must go off in the final act.

These sinister players have signaled us quite clearly what they have in store.  All signs point toward an upcoming large-scale Israeli/U.S. attack on Lebanon and Syria, and all the sycophantic mainstream media are in the kitchen prepping for the feast.  Russia and Iran are the main course, with Lebanon and Syria, who will be devoured first, as the hors doeuvres.  As always, the media play along as if they dont yet know whats coming.  Everyone in the know knows what is, just not exactly when.  And the media wait with baited breath as they count down to the dramatic moment when they can report the incident that will compel the innocent to attack the guilty.

Anyone with half a brain can see the greatly increased anti-Russian propaganda of the past few weeks.  This has happened as the Russia-gate claims have fallen to pieces, as former CIA analyst Raymond McGovern, the late Robert Parry, Paul Craig Roberts, and others have documented so assiduously.  All across the media spectrum, from the big name corporate stenographers like The New York Times, CNN, National Public Radio, The Washington Post to The Atlantic and Nation magazines and other leftist publications such as Mother Jones and Who What Why, the Russia and Putin bashing has become hysterical in tone, joined as it is with an anti-Trump obsession, as if Trump were a dear friend of Putin and Russia and wasnt closely allied with the Netanyahu government in its plans for the Middle-East.  As if Trump were in charge.

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01:06

New Candidates Emerge for Trump's Top Environmental Adviser "IndyWatch Feed World"

A new candidate was needed after the White House withdrew its previous nominee, who had drawn criticism for calling carbon dioxide the gas of life.

01:01

Walls and Wars Overcoming the Instincts of Hive Consciousness "IndyWatch Feed World"

February 22nd, 2018 By Ethan Indigo Smith Contributing writer for Wake Up World Tearing Down the Hive Mind: A History of Walls The Hopi creation story of this world begins as the last world was ending in an unspecified calamity. A few people our ancestors were taken underground, saved by ant people who taught us how []

01:00

Pictures Revealing That the Holy Roman Empire Still Rules the World "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Pro Chang

If the following article interests you, I highly encourage you to read my article titled Why Rome (the Holy Roman Empire) Still Rules the World to learn why nearly every country throughout the world is controlled by the Holy Roman Empire. Please take notice that some of the pictures were missing from the article so I could not add them to the content below. After studying the pictures, you should know that the Holy Roman Empire is still alive and stronger than ever. Pao Chang, OmniThought

The following article was found on GlobalVeritasGroup.com and consfearacynewz.blogspot.com.

Have you ever wondered?
Questions by Jordan Maxwell

1) The Vatican courtyard.

Picture of vatican courtyard

When viewed from the air, we can see that the Vatican courtyard is, in fact, shaped like a keyhole. There is a reason Do you know why?

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01:00

Bahrain: 5 More Years for Jailed Activist "IndyWatch Feed World"

Expand Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab arrives for his appeal hearing at court in Manama, February 11, 2015. 2015 Reuters (Beirut) The Bahrain High Criminal Court on February 21, 2018, sentenced the prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab to five years in prison for criticizing torture in a Bahrain prison and Saudi airstrikes in Yemen, [...]

00:46

Congressional Republicans Just Demanded Scott Pruitt's Travel Records "IndyWatch Feed World"

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt is no stranger to controversy. But as the scandal outcry over his frequent first-class trips grows more intense, even congressional Republicans are starting to ask questions. On Tuesday, House oversight committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) sent the EPA administrator a letter requesting all documentation related to Pruitt's work-related flights over the past year, including details about the cost, how []

00:42

Taoist Master Explains How Negative Chi Affects Us and Why Turning Inward is So Important Today "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dylan Charles, Editor
Waking Times

They say that energy goes where attention flows. And in todays insane media universe, our attention is everywhere. Which means our energy is everywhere, and if its everywhere, its not where we need it most, contributing to our personal health and wellness.

This is especially true in times of crisis, when tragic events flood society-at-large with intense fear, anxiety, and worry, causing extreme stress. When human beings are operating in these states, our spiritual energy is drained, and physical and psychological health rapidly deteriorate.

There is more to this than just a feeling, its the science of Chi, your life force energy. Taoist master and author of numerous books on personal energy development, Mantak Chia explains,

But what is this chi, and where does it come from? The chi is the primordial life force itself. It begins in human life with the piercing of an egg by a sperm cell. From this original fusion an enormously complex new human being develops. Chi is the continuous flow of energy linking the various tissues, organs and brain functions into a unified whole a person. Chi also links this person to his environment. ~Mantak Chia

Conserving, protecting and strengthening your chi is challenging today with so many distractions and with so many negative emotions in motion around us. Remarking in an article on Taoist Cosmic healing, Chia explains how negative chi affects us.

In the Healing Tao, physical health, mental health and spiritual growth are different parts of the same process; they...

00:20

What Happens to Our Brain When We Experience Complete Silence "IndyWatch Feed World"

Christina Sarich, Guest
Waking Times

Silence is the perfectest herault of joy. I were but little happy if I could say how much.  Shakespeare

The word noise comes from a Latin root word meaning, pain, or distress. Noise is something weve become accustomed to, even if we are keenly aware of its ability to cause multiple forms of anguish. Even if we live in decibel hell, we can find moments of silence to reduce our pain. We can intuitively observe that silence, in contrast, reboots our ability to think straight, and offers us a profound feeling of peace.

Silence also allows us to get to know our deepest truths in an undeniable way. It is in complete silence that the thoughts we shelter from others come to the surface.

But what else happens to us when we take a break from the deafening sounds of modern life? Aside from the metaphysical benefits of sitting in silence, there are staggering physiological changes which take place throughout the body: notably in the brain.

Scientists have studied the effects of silence on the brain for several decades, but a few studies are paramount in their importance if we are to understand just how vital silence is for a human being.

Silence Develops New Brain Cells

One study, published in the journal, Brain, Structure, and Function observed mice under the influence of noise and silence. The way the study was structured, silence was expected to be the control (identifiable or observable fact meant to minimize the effects of independent variables in a study). However, mice exposed to two hours of complete silence daily developed a peculiar side effect they started to develop brand new cells in the hippocampus of the brain, the area which is associated with learning new things, retaining memory, and processing emotion. Though new brain cells dont always directly translate into better health,...

00:14

Dinosaurs and birds locomotion "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 2016 video is called Dinosaur Walk Theory Video.

From PLOS:

Locomotion of bipedal dinosaurs might be predicted from that of ground-running birds

BIRDS Model uses just two inputs to predict terrestrial locomotion in extinct avian and non-avian dinosaurs

February 21, 2018

A new model based on ground-running birds could predict locomotion of bipedal dinosaurs based on their speed and body size, according to a study published February 21, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Peter Bishop from the Queensland Museum, Australia and colleagues.

Previous research has investigated the biomechanics of ground-dwelling birds to better understand the how bipedal non-avian dinosaurs moved, but it has not previously been possible to empirically predict the locomotive forces that extinct dinosaurs experienced, especially those species that were much larger than living birds. Bishop and colleagues examined locomotion in 12 species of ground-dwelling birds, ranging in body mass from 45g to 80kg, as the birds moved at various speeds along enclosed racetracks while cameras recorded their movements and forceplates measured the forces their feet exerted upon the ground.

The researchers found that many physical aspects of bird locomotion change continuously as speed increases. This supports previous evidence that unlike humans, who have distinct walking and running gaits, birds move in a continuum from walking to running. The authors additionally observed consistent differences in gait and posture between small and large birds.

The researchers used their data to construct the biomechanically informative, regression-derived statistical (BIRDS) Model, which requires just two inputs body mass and speed to predict basic features of bird locomotion, including stride length and force exerted per step. The model performed well when tested against known data. While more data are needed to improve the mode...

00:08

Lebanon: Should it be Devil, Deep Blue Sea or Russia? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Lebanon, as so often in the past, is facing mortal danger.

Saudi Arabia is putting great pressure on the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, a powerful but controversial figure who holds dual nationality Saudi and Lebanese. Riyadh expects Lebanon to play by its own rules, sidelining Hezbollah, ending Iranian influence in the country, and promoting Saudi business and political interests or else. It is clear that foreign aid from the Gulf is increasingly conditional.

Tension with Israel is also mounting. A military conflict could erupt at any moment, with devastating consequences. Between 1978 and 2006, Israel attacked its northern neighbor on five occasions. The last time Israel invaded Lebanon, during the so-called Lebanon War in 2006, at least 1,300 Lebanese people were killed and 1 million displaced.

The Israeli air force is lately, unceremoniously, violating Lebanese air space, flying over its territory on the way to Syria, where it is bombing selected targets, grossly violating various international laws.

To make things worse, Israel has begun building an ugly concrete wall right at the border line, an act which Lebanon views almost as a declaration of war. The Lebanese military received orders to confront Israeli bulldozers and construction crews, if the building of the frontier barrier continues. Both sides are now using intermediaries to communicate, but a confrontation may take place at any moment.

There is also a maritime dispute between the two countries, over an oil and gas rich area, which both countries are claiming as their own. This quarrel is also threatening the fragile peace between Israel and Lebanon. Although some would say, what peace, really, if both nations are still technically at war?

Reported by AP, on February 8, 2018:

Israel has in recent days escalated its threats against Lebanon over Lebanons invitation for offshore gas exploration bids on the countries maritime border.

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman described Lebanons exploration tender as very provocative and suggested that Lebanon had put out invitations for bids from international groups for a gas field,which is by all accounts ours.

His comments drew sharp condemnation from the militant Hezbollah group and Lebanese officials, including Hariri, a Western ally, who described Liebermans comments as a blatant provocation that Lebanon rejects.

Abi Assi quoted Hariri as saying Thursday that area in the water that Israel is claiming, is owned by Lebanon.

A day after the above report appeared, Lebanons energy minister said, the dispute with Israel would not stop Lebanon benefiting from potential undersea reserves in the co...

Wednesday, 21 February

23:54

Oil and gas front group fails to read fine print on climate pollutionagain "IndyWatch Feed World"

Last week, EDF released a new analysis, based on current, peer-reviewed science, that estimates methane emissions from Pennsylvania's oil and gas sites are nearly five times higher than what industry reports to the state's Department of Environmental Protection. If you look strictly at emissions from unconventional well sites emissions are twice as high as []

23:39

Could Children of Firefighters Be at a Higher Risk for Cancer? "IndyWatch Feed World"

(TFC) In Waipahu, Hawaii, three separate cases of children diagnosed with cancer have drawn international attention. The diagnoses which have spanned the past six years are connected by one major factor: All of the childrens fathers served as firefighters at station 12. Whether this connection is anything but a coincidence is yet unclear. However, the possibility of a widespread pattern is shaking the nation.

The Case

Ally Tamayose was diagnosed with osteosarcoma a cancer of the bone and has begun treatment. She is the third child to be diagnosed with cancer, and the second with this same uncommon form.

The administration of Station 12 was not tipped off to any connection following the first two cases: We didnt look at this as being a pattern after the first and even the second child that contracted cancer, said Bobby Lee, the current president of the Hawaii Fire Fighters Association (HFFA), Were concerned, because it seems to be some pattern.

Pattern?

Given how recent this case is, research into the implied connection is still inconclusive. While there are several possibilities for the cause, as it stands, there is no evidence that the correlation is impacted by the fathers occupations specifically.

In other words, there has been no documented and widespread pattern of cancer appearing in children of firefighters. However, it is also important to keep in mind that the investigation and research are ongoing, and nothing can be assumed until there are conclusive, test-supported results.

Further, the possibility of a total coincidence is slim. Every year, 15,780 children are diagnosed with cancer, though that only represents about 1% of all cancers diagnosed. The leading diagnosis remains leukemia, with osteosarcoma not represented anywhere near the top of the list. In fact, the number of children diagnosed with this form hovers around 450 each year, making the possibility of two coincidental cases of the same type extremely unlikely.

Factors

There are several other factors that could contribute to childhood cancer risk at Station 12. First, it is important to consider the carcinogens involved. Carcinogens cancer-causing materials can include anything from radiation to asbestos, and they are often the catalyst for systemic cancer cases. These materials cause mutations in genetic DNA, in turn raising the risk for cance...

23:39

Mysterious boom shakes homes in Oconee County, South Carolina "IndyWatch Feed World"

Social media started buzzing Monday night about a mysterious boom that was reportedly heard and felt by people in communities across Oconee County. The National Weather Service confirmed it wasn't weather related and the U.S. Geological Survey reported no earthquake activity. FOX Carolina also reached out to the Oconee County Sheriff's Office and Emergency Management but those agencies hadn't received any reports. But the online discussion about what people experienced was still a heated topic on Tuesday. Teresa Sills tells FOX Carolina, "Last night I was getting ready to go to bed. My husband had already gone to bed and all of a sudden there was a boom sound and the house actually shook and rattled." After a check around her property, Sills posted a message to an Oconee County Facebook group.

23:37

Buttfunder Founder Montroll Arrested "IndyWatch Feed World"

The U.S. Department of [in]Justice has arrested the founder of BitFunder, Jon Montroll (WOT:nonperson) better known as Ukyo in response to an investigation by The FBI and the Securities and Exchange Commission. BitFunder was an early Bitcoin "securities exchange" that saw around 6000 BTC liberated from it's coffers due to a bug that allowed attackers to credit themselves funds among other lulz. The announcement on the Department of [in]Justice website alleges that Montroll lied to SEC investigators in 2013 when questioned in regards to company finances after the hack, while depositing some of his own coins to BitFund in an effort to conceal the SFYL. Mr. Montroll has been charged with two counts of perjury and a single count of obstruction of justice.

23:33

Tony Blair against Brexit, Ramones parody song "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 21 February 2018 parody music video from Britain is called The Remoans Britsleave Bop.

It is a parody of the song Blitzkrieg Bop by the Ramones.

Tony Blair takes lead vocal duties on this new Brexit-bashing single from The Remoans.

The lyrics are:

Theyre foaming at the mouth now
Their eyes are swivelling round
Devaluing the pound
The Britsleave Bop

Theyre scoffing at the experts
Not listening to lectures
Endangering the sectors
The Britsleave Bop

Ho hey, lets stay
Stop them in their tracks now
What they want, I dont know
As long as its hard and we definitely go

Theyre foaming at the mouth now
Their eyes are swivelling round
Devaluing the pound
The Britsleave Bop

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23:27

VA Secretarys Daughter Deletes Tweet Alleging A Political Conspiracy At The Department "IndyWatch Feed World"

The daughter of one of President Trumps cabinet secretaries tweeted then deleted Tuesday about a political conspiracy by right-winged Trump appointees, designed to uproot an Obama holdover.

The comments echo those of her father, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, who warned of a conspiracy against him by conservatives at the VA, speaking of subversive events and saying those who have defied him wont be working in my operation.

Jennifer Shulkin, a Harvard Law student and Huffington Post writer, tweeted: Ethical violations are an excuse to undermine my father and privatize VA. For the story of political conspiracy you havent heard #ShulkinStays.

Jennifer Shulkin tweet / twitter

Jennifer Shulkin tweet / twitter

President Obama called on him to serve and fix the VA. He stayed on under President Trump because my dad likes to finish what he starts. Unfortunately, under the guise of ethical violations involving an approved coach airfare for my mother to accompany him on an official VA trip to London and a weekend afternoon Wimbledon match attended with friends he may not get the chance. Seems absurd, and it is. None of this is about a VA trip. This is a full-scale political attack.

Meanwhile, Shulkin told Politico Tuesday that it was conservative foes and not he who would be fired. He also claimed that the White House supports him.

President Donald Trump gained bipartisan bona fides by choosing an Obama holdover for Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Every Democratic senator voted for his confirmation.

But conservatives like Darin Selnick, veteran affairs adviser for the White House Domestic Policy Council, and Jake Leinenkugel, a Trump official embedded in the VA, have struggled against Shulkin to implement policies favored by conservatives at the agency. Leinenkugel noted that Shulkins right hand woman, chief of staff Vivieca Wright Simpson, proudly said she was a Democrat.

Simpson res...

23:23

Can the Games Be Green? "IndyWatch Feed World"

What will Pyeongchang's environmental legacy be? Also: A Trump adviser who resigned last week says the Paris agreement is worth protecting.

23:22

Florida Shooting Survivor Says Blame Trump, Not FBI For Shooting: My Fathers A Retired FBI Agent "IndyWatch Feed World"

Florida school shooting survivor turned Resistance poster boy David Hogg said Monday on CNN that Donald Trump should be blamed for the shooting in Florida and not the FBI where his father used to work.

From The Hill:

A student who survived the Florida school shooting hit back at President Trump following the presidents criticisms of the FBI following the deadly shooting last week.

I think its disgusting, personally. My fathers a retired FBI agent and the FBI are some of the hardest working individuals I have ever seen in my life, student David Hogg said during an interview on CNN.

Its wrong that the president is blaming them for this.

Hogg added that Trump is in charge of the FBI.

He cant put that off on them. He is in charge of them and these people, what they love to do is push this off on bureaucracy and say its not them, he said.

He is in charge of the FBI the executive branch is supposed to enforce laws and as such, President Trump is in charge of that and the FBI.

Another student, Emma Gonzalez, also offered praise for the FBI and criticized Trump for his attacks on the bureau.

The fact that he wants to discredit them in any way, that hes trying to shift our focus onto them, is its not acceptable, she said.

Indeed, can you imagine trying to blame the FBI when all they had to go off was a direct tip that one increasingly mentally ill Nikolas Cruz had a desire to kill people, wanted to shoot up a school, was amassing weapons and posted I want to be a professional school shooter on YouTube under his real name?

Clearly Trumps to blame here, because as the president he runs the FBI (just ignore all the headlines of the FBI subverting his presidency for the last 2 years).

Incidentally, these...

23:12

Wolf spotted in the Dutch province of Gelderland as sightings increase "IndyWatch Feed World"

While Belgian farmers spotted a wolf near the Belgian town of Meerhout in January this year, its first wolf sighting in 100 years, a wolf was spotted in the Dutch eastern province of Gelderland on Wednesday morning. The wolf was seen in several places, and was photographed and filmed. Experts from the Dutch Wolven in Nederland and the German Lupus Institut - organisations specialized in wolves - confirmed the sighting. It's the third wolf sighting in the Netherlands so far this year. The wolf was first spotted in the early hours of the morning. A driver used the headlamps of his car to shine light on the animal before he filmed it in the Betuwe, an area in Gelderland. Several hours later, a wolf was spotted 10 kilometers to the west, along the Nether Rhine. Later, a wolf was seen on the other side of the Nether Rhine. Wolven in Nederland suggests the sightings are all of the same wolf. In addition, this wolf could have been the same animal that was spotted across the border in the German town of Rees a couple of days earlier, on February 19th.

23:10

The FBI Questioned a Black Man About Racist Extremists in CharlottesvilleNow He Could Go to Prison "IndyWatch Feed World"

Last summer, white nationalists infamously descended on Charlottesville, Va., holding an armed march and rally where neo-nazi James Fields Jr. allegedly killed anti-racist demonstrator Heather Heyer with a vehicle. Months later, black counter-protesters continue to be arrested on charges connected to the rally, even though it was the racists who unleashed violence on the town. At least one anti-racist protester was arrested after the local police department and FBI questioned him under the [...]

23:00

Study: Alcohol Use More Important Than Exercise When It Comes To Longevity "IndyWatch Feed World"

A new study claims that alcohol consumption is more important for a persons overall longevity than exercise. The study claims that drinking a couple of glasses of beer or wine a day is more important than exercise for those hoping to live past 90.

A specialist in neurology from the University of California spoke about the research at a recent conference.  Dr. Claudia Kawas spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual conference in Austin, Texas about the research that she has carried out for the past 15 years.  She and her team began The 90+ Study in 2003 in order to investigate the reasons why some people reach the age of 90 and beyond while others dont.

The researchers analyzed 1,700 nonagenarians, examining how their daily habits affect their health.

They discovered that those who consumed approximately two glasses of beer or wine a day were 18 percent less likely to experience a premature death.

Furthermore, those who were slightly overweight, although not obese, were recorded as having a three per cent reduced chance of an early death. The Independent
I have no explanation for it, but I do firmly believe that modest drinking improves longevity, Dr. Kawas stated at the conference. But moderate drinking isnt the only tool those who seek longevity should carry.  Doing a hobby thats enjoyable and some exercise will still help prolong life.

Those who spent two hours a day on a hobby were 21 percent less likely to pass away prematurely, while 15 to 45 minutes of daily physical activity also reportedly reduced their risk of an early death by 11 percent.

Scientists from the Northwestern University in Chicago have carried out a...

22:52

Megabank Warns Recent Stock Crash Was Only An Appetizer To Main Course of A Major Crash "IndyWatch Feed World"

The new law will create inflation whenever the trusts want inflation. From now on depressions will be scientifically created. ~Congressman Charles A. Lindbergh, after the passage of the Federal Reserve act 1913. As Morgan Stanley rakes in record-breaking billion dollar profits, their outlook on the rest of the market is bleak and according to the []

22:50

Britain wants two-year Brexit transition "IndyWatch Feed World"

Britain wants to discuss the length of any post-Brexit transition period with the European Union, but believes that around two years should be enough time to prepare new processes and new systems, according to a draft paper.

Prime Minister Theresa May hopes to seal a deal with the EU on a transition period in March this year, to offer companies some certainty a year before Britain is due to leave the bloc, and has repeatedly said it should not drag on indefinitely.

But EU officials say they doubt whether Britain will be ready to make a full break by Brussels proposed date of December 31, 2020, and are preparing for a much longer goodbye, an idea anathema to hard Brexiteers.

In a draft paper responding to the EUs guidelines for the transition period, Mays government said the timeframe should be determined simply by how long it will take to prepare and implement the new processes and new systems that will underpin the future partnership.

The UK agrees this points to a period of around two years, but wishes to discuss with the EU the assessment that supports its proposed end date, it said.

Mays spokesman said the statement did not mean Britain wanted to extend what May calls an implementation phase but rather that the government wanted to question the EUs position that the end of the transition should coincide with the end of the blocs current seven-year budget period.

There is nothing remotely new, he told reporters.

Britain still wants to agree a fixed date and hopes that can be approved by EU leaders at a summit on March 22-23.

The EU and Britain had been expected to agree to a largely status-quo transition quite quickly, but Barnier said this month that a deal was not a given after accusing London of bringing up substantial objections to the blocs offer.

One point of conflict is the rights of EU citizens.

May has stood by her position that those arriving after March next year should have different rights to those who entered before.

The British government says those arriving during the transition period will have different expectations.But May told parliament that she wanted people to stay.

Theyve made a huge contribution to our country, thats why we want them and their families to stay. Im absolutely clear that EU citizens living lawfully in the UK today will be able to stay, May said in parliament.

Overall, the governments draft document did little to highlight the areas where the two sides may disagree.

It made little more than technical changes to an EU document and simply underlined Britains desire to agree swiftly on foreign, security and defence affairs and, after doing so, for any...

22:50

Twitter bars tactics used by 'bots' to spread false stories - Thomson Reuters Foundation "IndyWatch Feed World"

Twitter bars tactics used by 'bots' to spread false storiesThomson Reuters FoundationSAN FRANCISCO, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Twitter Inc said on Wednesday it would no longer allow people to post identical messages from multiple accounts, cracking down on a tactic that Russian agents and others have allegedly used to make tweets or topics go ...and more 

22:47

Prepare Yourselves, As Mercury Is About to Go Into Retrograde "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mercury Retrograde refers to the point in time when it appears that the planet Mercury is actually changing the direction that it is moving through the sky. For those tracking its movement, it gives off the impression that it is actually moving backward, however, experts note that this is an optical illusion based on the position f the planet to Earth, and their movement around the sun. While the perceived backward motion may be nothing more than an illusion, astrologists note that the same cant be said for the shift in energy that this phenomenon brings us.

The energy that will be brought by the retrograde itself is associated with the areas of technology and communication, whereas the planet Mercury is said to govern travel, learning, and communication. During the Mercury Retrograde, which occurs approximately 3-4 times each year, these two energies combine, influencing life as we know it. How will they impact our lives? There are a number of factors to consider, as the energy that surrounds us is influenced by many different factors including the energy of the year that we are in, the position of the other planets at the time Mercury goes into retrograde, etc. For this reason, every Mercury Retrograde is slightly different.

Source: Astrology Zone

 

Throughout the course of 2018, we will see Mercury go into retrograde on 3 separate occasions, one in the spring, in the summer and then again in the winter. Each of these experiences provides us with the opportunity either to improve and move ahead or will cause us great struggle. The difference will lie in our ability to manage the situation and take advantage of all that this time has to offer us.

It is important to note that the energy during Mercury Retrograde often presents itself by turning everything on its head. It will bring confusion, disarray, and chaos, all of which can easily take over our lives if we allow it to. In order to master Mercury Retrograde and come out ahead, experts recommend tha...

22:47

New sealed charges filed in Manafort case "IndyWatch Feed World"

New sealed criminal charges have been filed in US federal court in the criminal case brought by special counsel Robert Mueller against President Donald Trumps former senior campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, a court record seen by Reuters shows.

The single page, filed at the US District Court for the District of Columbia, does not shed light on the nature of the new charges.

Its inclusion in a binder in the court clerks office that is routinely updated with new criminal charges signals that Muellers office has filed a superseding indictment replacing a previous one from last year.

Manafort, who was Trumps campaign manager for almost five months in 2016, and Gates, who was deputy campaign manager, were indicted by Muellers office in October.

They face charges including conspiracy to launder money, conspiracy to defraud the US and failure to file as foreign agents for lobbying work they did on behalf of the pro-Russian Ukrainian Party of Regions.

Both have pleaded not guilty.

Last Friday, Muellers office revealed in a court filing that it had uncovered additional criminal conduct by Manafort in connection with a series of bank frauds and bank fraud conspiracies related to a mortgage on his Fairfax, Virginia property.

The special counsels office declined to comment on the new court filing, and attorneys for Manafort and Gates could not be immediately reached for comment.

A spokesman for Manafort declined to comment.

Mueller is probing Russias interference in the 2016 presidential election, whether Trumps campaign colluded with Russia and whether the Republican president has unlawfully sought to obstruct the investigation.

Russia denies the allegations and Trump denies any collusion.

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22:44

5 Big Drivers of Higher Inflation Rates Ahead "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Stefan Gleason Investors got lulled into a state of inflation complacency. Persistently low official inflation rates in recent years depressed bond yields along with...

22:40

Marijuana Vs. Alcohol: Science Finally Explains Which Substance Is Worse For Your Brain "IndyWatch Feed World"

Unless you were born yesterday, its likely that you have witnessed a debate regarding the severity of brain damage caused by marijuana or booze. Those that prefer to indulge in spirits typically claim marijuana is the worst, while stoners are quick to point to alcohol.

However, which is the truth?

Recently, researchers endeavored to find out exactly that. According to them, chronic alcohol use can be linked to decreases in the brains gray matter in both teens and adults. In turn, long-term changes are made to parts of the brain. In contrast, no long-term changes were created in relation to marijuana. Because of this, their research leaned towards marijuana being the safer substance.

The difference between the alcohol and the cannabis is pretty dramatic, lead author, Kent Hutchison, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder explained.

Their study was published in the December issue of the journal Addiction.

However, the researchers also indicated that the situation is also a complex one. Furthermore, they seem to think that further work would be necessary to understand exactly what drugs are doing to the connections inside of our neural networks.

With alcohol, weve known its bad for the brain for decades, Kent also stated. Continuing, he explains, But for cannabis, we know so little.

Their study looked at brain scans that had been collected from numerous studies, which covered 853 people aged between 18-55, and 439 young adults between the ages of 14-18.

While alcohol was found to significantly change the brains gray/white matter, no negative links were found between marijuana and the brain.

Another researcher, Rachel Thayer said, Particularly with marijuana use, there is still so much that we dont know about how it impacts the brain.

Research is still very limited in terms of whether marijuana use is harmful, or beneficial to the brain.

Of course, in order to gain a truly clear picture, we would need to take other studies into consideration. For now, the debate will have to continue, but marijuana users can perceive this situation as somewhat of a win.

22:32

Immense pyramids at Ecuador's Cochasqu archeological site provide evidence of a lost civilization "IndyWatch Feed World"

The archaeological sites in Ecuador are often overshadowed by more popular locations in neighboring Colombia and Peru. However, archaeology enthusiasts have a wealth of options including more than just well-known Ingapirca to admire. Take for example the huge, 83.9-hectare site of Cochasqui, where pyramids and sacred animals patiently remind us that Ecuadorian archaeology holds more secrets than most people recognize. The debate is on: was Cochasqu a home for Quitu Cara elite, an astronomical observatory, a fortress, a sanctuary, or did it serve some combination of functions? Architecture and Archaeology of the Site There are 15 flat-topped pyramids constructed at Cochasqu. Nine of them have ramps. 21 large, circular funerary mounds have also been noted. This is not a small site!

22:27

Israel: Bill proposed to revoke residency status of Palestinians in East Jerusalem, Golan Heights "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation has approved a proposed bill that makes it possible to revoke the residency status of persons in occupied East Jerusalem and Golan Heights if they are convicted of engaging in anti-Israel activities, Haaretz reported. The revocation of residency will make it possible for Israeli authorities to expel residents who are involved in the resistance against the occupation or who breach their loyalty to the State of Israel. Israel classifies Palestinians living in East Jerusalem and Druze in the Golan Heights as "residents" and not citizens. According to the Palestinian Ministry of the Interior, Israel has revoked the residency status of more than 14,500 Palestinians from East Jerusalem since 1967 under the pretext that they were living outside the borders drawn by the Israeli authorities for Jerusalem after its occupation in the same year.

22:26

Ryabkov: US stance on E. Ghouta unveils 'egregious double standards' "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US position on the humanitarian situation in Eastern Ghouta, a militant-controlled suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus, is a clear example of "double standards," the Russian deputy foreign minister has said. Sergey Ryabkov said that Russia is working within the UN Security Council to prepare a resolution on humanitarian issues in Syria's Eastern Ghouta. His statement comes amid concerns about escalating violence between Syrian government forces and rebel, as well as Islamist, factions operating in the area. "The work on the draft of the relevant resolution is now being carried out in New York. Humanitarian questions, including humanitarian aid, humanitarian access, have become perhaps the most egregious example of the 'double standards' of the United States and their adherents in the approach to the entire Syrian dossier," Sergey Ryabkov told reporters in Moscow on Wednesday. "Every day we see how not just selectively but how cynically Washington separates the issues that are beneficial to it, from the point of view of political promotion and pressure on Damascus, from similar situations that create discomfort for Americans for various reasons," the diplomat noted.

22:25

Trucks carrying chemical substances cross Turkish border into Syria "IndyWatch Feed World"

Several trucks carrying poisonous materials have crossed the Turkish border into Syrian territory, an Arab media source revealed on Wednesday, adding that the cargo is meant to be used in a joint false-flag operation by the terrorist groups and the White Helmets to accuse the Syrian army of chemical attack on civilians in Eastern Damascus. The Arabic-language Al-Hadath news quoted local sources at Bab al-Hawa border-crossing in Northern Syria as revealing that three trucks carrying several tons of chlorine material crossed the Turkish border into Syria's Idlib. In the meantime, well-informed sources in Eastern Damascus said that the terrorist groups, backed up by the certain western states' intelligence services, are producing a fake film in coordination with the White Helmets group to show the conditions after the false-flag operation that entails a chemical attack on the civilian population by chlorine gas. The sources went on to say that the terrorists are to carry out the attack by mid March, when a meeting on chemical weapons ban is scheduled. The Arabic-language al-Manar news channel quoted certain media outlets as reporting on Tuesday that intelligence shows that the White Helmets distributed masks in Eastern Ghouta for what they call as efforts to protect civilians from chemical gases.

22:24

Washington's new ultimatum on Iran deal, demands allies to commit "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US State Department has issued a fresh ultimatum on the Iran nuclear deal to Washington's ostensible major allies in Europe, demanding that Germany, Britain and France commit themselves to altering the agreement along the lines demanded by President Donald Trump or face its unilateral abrogation by the US. A secret State Department cable obtained by Reuters presents what are essentially the same demands made by Trump last January. At that time, he announced that he was prepared to relaunch all-out US economic warfare against Iran unless the European powers joined Washington in imposing a rewritten nuclear accord on Tehran, including provisions that the Iranian government cannot and will not accept. The occasion for Trump's threat was his reluctant announcement on January 12 that he had decided to waive the reimposition of US sanctions that were lifted as part of the nuclear agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). He vowed that this would be the last time he issued such a waiver, unless his conditions were met. The next deadline for waiving the sanctions is May 12.

22:23

Russia calls on West to discipline Jabhat al-Nusra "IndyWatch Feed World"

According to the Russian top diplomat, Jabhat al-Nusra is not merely present in Eastern Ghouta but keeps on attacking civil facilities and Damascus' dwelling quarters Moscow calls on Western powers having influence on Jabhat al-Nusra (a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia) to discipline it, otherwise it would be exterminated, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday. "The experience gained in Aleppo, when an agreement was reached with militants on their organized exodus, can be used in Eastern Ghouta. It took enormous effort to reach agreements on medical evacuation, first of all, of children and people needing emergency medical assistance. But subsequent efforts to organize large-scale evacuation of civilians from that area encountered Jabhat al-Nusra's refusal as it seeks to keep these people as a human shield," he said. According to the Russian top diplomat, Jabhat al-Nusra is not merely present there but keeps on attacking civil facilities and Damascus' dwelling quarters. "The Russian embassy was a target for such attacks several time. Not long ago, the building of Russia's trade mission was severely damaged in such an attack," Lavrov recalled.

22:22

US Ambassador Huntsman and Russian General Staff chief on defense cooperation "IndyWatch Feed World"

Jon Huntsman spoke in favor of more active contacts between Washington and Moscow Chief of the Russian General Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov and US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman discussed on Monday prospects for bilateral relations in the military sector, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday. It said Gerasimov and Huntsman "exchanged views on the situation in the security sphere, as well as views on the current state and prospects for bilateral relations in the military sphere," the ministry said. Jon Huntsman spoke in favor of more active contacts between Washington and Moscow, the US Embassy in Moscow said on Monday. "There is obviously a low level of trust between our two countries. It is precisely at moments like these, when more communications are needed, not less," it quoted the US diplomat as saying. The embassy also said "They discussed Ukraine, Syria, Strategic Stability, Afghanistan, and the DPRK".

22:22

Video: Florida Shooting Survivor Says Police Firing Blanks For Drill Before Rampage "IndyWatch Feed World"

Students were told to prepare for a shooting drill with police firing blanks to scare them right before the actual shooting happened, says a student who survived the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting.

Connor Dietrich told CNN that officials told him and fellow students that, prior to the shooting that killed 17, police would be firing blanks for a live drill.

When asked if he heard shots ring out, Dietrich responded, Yeah we did hear shots.

And did you think instantly, Oh my god those are gunshots, or did you think it was balloons popping, as one student told me? How would you know what it would sound like? asked the interviewer.

I thought it was a drill because they told us wed have police officers who were gonna be firing blanks, to scare us and get us, like, trained for this, Dietrich replied.

So no one took it seriously until I heard like, screaming it was the worst screaming Ill ever hear it was awful.

Other video corroborates Dietrichs testimony of a live drill before the shooting.

At first you thought it was just the drill, asked NBCs Kerry Sanders.

I thought it might be the drill, and I went to shut the blinds, and then I turned to say turn the lights off, and when I turned I saw my student and he was bleeding, said English teacher Dara Hass.

In another video, the father of student said his sons told him they had a fire drill and were supposed to have a shooting drill.

Today they had a fire drill, and both saw a gun-armed drill was supposed to be today, and supposedly the shooter is a kid, said Caesar Figueroa.

And in another video, students Isabella Gomez and her Spanish teacher Alicia Blonde explained to MSNBC they thought a drill was happening when they heard the shots.

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22:22

FLASHBACK: Government's data reveals US interfered in 81 foreign elections "IndyWatch Feed World"

Ask an average American, who makes a habit of following government-mouthpiece corporate media, about interference in national elections and you'll likely elicit a nebulous response concerning Russian hackers and a plan to install Donald Trump in the White House - but you probably won't hear a single syllable pertaining to United States government's actual attempts to do the same. On Monday [2017], FBI Director James Comey confirmed for the first time publicly that the bureau is officially investigating hotly contentious allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. election - but, even if proven true, such geopolitical escapades better characterize the routine behavior of accuser than of accused. "The F.B.I., as part of our counterintelligence effort, is investigating the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 president election," the director announced, adding the bureau would conduct a probe to discern whether Trump's associates had contact with Russian officials. Despite that the U.S. has hypocritically exerted influence over foreign elections in all corners of the globe - in fact, it has arrogantly done so a whopping 81 times between 1946 and 2000, alone - with just one-third of those operations undertaken overtly.

22:21

Maduro tweets offer to dialogue with Trump "IndyWatch Feed World"

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has proposed holding talks with his US counterpart Donald Trump. Maduro extended the olive branch to Trump on Twitter, the US president's favorite social media site. Trump "campaigned promising non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries," Maduro tweeted on Monday. "The time has come to fulfill that and change his agenda of aggression to one of dialogue." "Dialogue in Caracas or Washington DC?" Maduro asked, challenging Trump to name a "time and place and I'll be there." By Tuesday, there was no response to the invitation from either the White House or the US State Department.

22:18

How the Enlightenment separated us from nature "IndyWatch Feed World"

Every intellectual movement casts its shadow - the Enlightenment is no exception. Beginning with early scientific thinkers like Francis Bacon and Rene Descartes, the study of observable nature was divorced from the study of human beings, and ever since, our relationship to the natural world has been fraught with utopian error. We live with rapidly accelerating climate change - an unforeseen consequence of the industrial revolution - and a common denial of elementary biological facts, such as the differences on average between the brains of men and women. Blank slate utopians who deny sex differences and industrial utopians who deny climate change are both products of errors built into Enlightenment thinking. In creating the foundations for the technological society, the brilliant philosophers at the core of the Enlightenment accidentally created a society of hapless utopians, incapable of placing human activity squarely within the range of biological nature. Comment: There's actually good reason to not believe the lies of global warmists: Greenland getting colder says 15 years of data but global warmists 'fill in the gaps' to convince themselves otherwise

22:11

Turkish military uninvited in Syrias Afrin "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Turkish military launched its ongoing cross-border offensive in Syrias northwestern region of Afrin against the Kurdish Peoples Protection Units (YPG) late last month.

Ankara views the YPG as the Syrian branch of the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) that has been fighting for an autonomous region inside Turkey since 1984.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly said that Afrin should be cleared of terrorists, and demanded the deployment of Turkish troops there during a speech back in November 2016.

This is while US officials regard the YPG as the most effective fighting force against the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in northern Syria, and have substantially increased their weaponry and technology support to the terrorist group.

The controversy over a possible Syria border force first started on January 14 when a report emerged on Reuters saying that the military coalition led by the United States in Syria was planning to set up a large border force of up to 30,000 personnel with the aid of its militia allies.

Below is a sequence of the Operation Olive Branch.

January 20

Turkeys official Anadolu news agency reports that Turkish military aircraft have bombarded YPG positions.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Ali Yildrim confirms that Ankara has started an offensive against the US-backed Kurdish forces.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Photo by Anadolu news agency)

Turkeys President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that the Operation Olive Branch has begun.

Turkey-backed militants from the so-called Free Syria Army area under the YPG control via the northwestern Syrian city of Azaz, located roughly 32 kilometers (20 miles) northwest of Aleppo.

The Russian Foreign Ministry expresses concern over the launch of the operation in Afrin, stating, We are closely monitoring the development of the situation.

The Russian Defense Ministry announces in a statement that Russian troops in Afrin have been moved to the town of Tell Rifaat, located roughly 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of Aleppo over safety concerns.

The Syrian government condemned the brutal Turkish aggression against Afrin, rejecting Ankaras claim about having informed Damascus of the operation.

Damascus strongly condemns the brutal Turkish aggression on Afrin, which is an inseparable part of Syrian territory, Syrias official news agency, SANA, cites a Syrian Foreign Ministry source as saying.

Syria completely denies claims by the...

22:10

Conservatives And The Alt Right Claim A Twitter Purge Is Occurring Just As The Company Is Being Sued "IndyWatch Feed World"

An infamous white nationalist filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Twitter for removing his account a legal complaint coincidentally registered at the same time a number of other people either with similar beliefs or mere conservatives had their accounts removed or diminished.

Jared Taylor, founder and editor of the white supremacist site American Renaissance, along with New Century Foundation, the organization in charge of publishing the digital magazine, are suing because they claim Twitter is discriminating against him by removing his account.

The suspension, the plaintiffs purport, isnt due to Taylor violating any particular company policies, but rather because they disagree with his viewpoints. Thus, Twitter is violating California law, which protects free speech in public spaces, the lawsuit alleges, while also violating its own claims of being a neutral platform. Taylors attorneys argue that Twitter has effectively become a public forum, and California has ruled before that private entities can be counted as such, even if it hasnt ever been applied specifically to the internet.

Twitter once went out of its way to ensure a free speech ethos was a fundamental part of their platform, even if the speech was unpopular. But, in November, a policy change stated that violent and hateful speech or content, an arguably ambiguous classification, would no longer be allowed and could result in account suspension.

Taylor asserts that he hasnt advocated for violence and hasnt associated with groups that do so.

Several others who affirm their innocence some of which who have beliefs and content way less controversial than Taylors  claim that their accounts overnight have lost thousands of followers, been locked, or in some way restricted, if not completely removed. The unconfirmed move by the social media company caused #TwitterLockOut to eventually trend on the platform throughout the morning and day Wednesday.

Allowing Twitter to ban individuals based on the viewpoints and supposed off-platform affiliations would have an obvious chilling effect on free speech, Noah Peters, Taylors attorney, told Th...

22:08

Fossilized reptile footprints suggest lizards were running on two feet 110 million years ago "IndyWatch Feed World"

Fossilized footprints from an iguana-like reptile provide what could be the earliest evidence of a lizard running on two legs. The 29 exceptionally well-preserved lizard tracks, found in a slab of rock from an abandoned quarry in Hadong County, South Korea, include back feet with curved digits and front feet with a slightly longer third digit. The back footprints outnumber the front ones, and digit impressions are more pronounced than those of the balls of the feet. The lizard's stride length also increases across the slab. That's what you'd expect to see in a transition from moseying along on four legs to scampering on two, says Yuong-Nam Lee, a paleontologist at Seoul National University who first came across the slab back in 2004. A closer examination two years ago revealed the telltale tracks. Lee and his colleagues attribute the tracks to a previously unknown lizard ichnospecies, that is a species defined solely by trace evidence of its existence, rather than bones or tissue. Lee and his colleagues have dubbed the possible perpetrator Sauripes hadongensis and linked it to an order that includes today's iguanas and chameleons in the Feb. 15 Scientific Reports.

22:08

A plea for Palestinian hero Ahed Tamimi's protection "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick of Che Guevara black and red portrait fame has done it again: He has painted a minimalist poster of another iconic leader of her people and of a worldwide liberation movement, this time of an oppressed child who had slapped power with her bare truth. When I read his rationale for painting the new portrait I cried. The man's pacifism, sincerity, and especially his concern for Ahed Tamimi's life touched me. Like Jim Fitzpatrick, I am apprehensive about the 17-year-old Ahed's life. No one really denies the real reason for incarcerating her: to teach a lesson to other Palestinians, especially the children among them. Fitzpatrick is taking the essence of the lesson, regardless in which direction it will be resolved, to its ultimate conclusion. He is saying this is a model for every native and underclass oppressed child in the world. And he knows how meaningful and dangerous that can be: "Ahed Tamimi, to me, signifies nobility in the face of oppression. This is a kid, a child," said Fitzpatrick. "I think I would have been petrified. Wherever she's getting her courage from, there's a resonance of it echoing across the world. I'm just a part of it. There are organizations doing more than I could do, but I do think the pen-in my case, the brush-is mightier than the sword."

22:04

Megabank Warns Recent Stock Crash was Only an Appetizer to Main Course of a Major Crash "IndyWatch Feed World"

The chief cross-asset strategist at Morgan Stanley, says the recent correction was just an appetizer, not the main course. Coupled with the Feds incitement of panic over inflation, it seems a perfect storm is brewing.

The new law will create inflation whenever the trusts want inflation. From now on depressions will be scientifically created.
~Congressman Charles A. Lindbergh, after the passage of the Federal Reserve act 1913.

As Morgan Stanley rakes in record-breaking billion dollar profits, their outlook on the rest of the market is bleak and according to the megabank, the recent crash in the stock market was just a taste of things to come.

Appetizer, not the main course, is how the banks strategists led by London-based Andrew Sheets described the correction of late January to early February. Although higher bond yields proved tough for equity investors to digest, the key metric of inflation-adjusted yields didnt break out of their range for the past five years, they said in a note Monday, according to Bloomberg.

Our cycle models suggest that [developed markets] remain in the late stages of a late-cycle environment, said Sheets. Rising equities, rising inflation, tightening policy, higher commodity prices and higher volatility are (in our view) a pretty normal pattern if that view is correct.

Earlier this month, a series of market corrections sent stocks down 10% in a single day for the first time in two years. Although it was brief, the correction, according to Morgan Stanley is just the beginning. And, the megabank is not alone in their assessment.

With the market stable for now and the Dow having recouped about half of its recent losses despite Tuesdays 255-point slide, its time to plan for the next scary plunge, USA Today reported.

People should take this as a reminder of how markets behave, says Brad Bernstein, senior vice president of wealth management at UBS Financial in Philadelphia, referring to the 10% drop that stung investors during nine worrisome days. They have been spoiled by a long period of low volatility and no market corrections.

To top off the ominous warning from the bankers, the president of the Federal Reserve...

22:04

Thousands Of Americans Are In Jail Over Debts "IndyWatch Feed World"

Thousands of Americans have ended up in jail over debts as small as $28 according to a new report published by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The practice is in violation of many US [...]

22:01

Boris Johnson tells German officials that Brexit is a mess "IndyWatch Feed World"

Boris Johnson has found himself in hot water once more after reportedly telling German officials that Brexit was a mess. The comment is at odds with his consistently optimistic statements on the UKs departure from the EU.

The gaffe-prone foreign secretary, who famously championed Brexit, has seemingly undermined the cause in a private meeting with German officials held in Berlin, according to The Telegraph. The meeting took place in November 2016 or in April last year, when Johnson reportedly urged officials to turn Brexit into an economic opportunity.

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The German representatives are understood to have declined his proposal, fearing that they could impede the mandate of chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier.

One of Johnsons allies, however, has sternly denied the allegations, saying on Tuesday evening that the report was a smear. Johnsons friend told The Telegraph: These old claims will be rightly dismissed as nonsense by anyone sensible. Boris knows Brexit will be a great success and is committed to taking back control of our money, laws and borders.

The report comes as Johnson was accused of being incoherent and having double-standards when he delivered his Brexit speech last week. During his address, he optimistically said that Britain would reap economic benefits from Brexit, while he dismissed any proposal for a second EU referendum on the final UK-EU deal.

Politicians and influential journalists branded the speech a waste of time and claimed the MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip is clueless about the internal workings of the EU, actor and writer David Schneider highlighted Johnsons tendency to U-turn on his statements.

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22:00

Prominent Sleep Scientists Agree: We Still Pretty Much Know Absolutely Nothing About Sleep "IndyWatch Feed World"

Okay so thats not an actual quote but it might as well be if you read this recent article in the Atlantic. Its crazy how much shit I catch for mocking the... The post Prominent Sleep Scientists Agree: We Still Pretty Much Know Absolutely Nothing About Sleep appeared first on disinformation.

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21:54

Inquiry: What color is a tennis ball? "IndyWatch Feed World"

It seemed like an easy question. The query came from a Twitter poll I spotted on my news feed last week, from user @cgpgrey. "Please help resolve a marital dispute," @cgpgrey wrote. "You would describe the color of a tennis ball as:" green, yellow, or other. Yellow, obviously, I thought, and voted. When the results appeared, my jaw dropped with cartoonish effect. Of nearly 30,000 participants, 52 percent said a tennis ball is green, 42 percent said it's yellow, and 6 percent went with "other." I was stunned. I'd gone from being so sure of myself to second-guessing my sanity in a matter of seconds. More than that, I could never have imagined the question of the color of a tennis ball - surely something we could all agree on, even in these times - would be so divisive. I dropped the tweet into my team's Slack channel, which includes The Atlantic's science, technology, and health reporters and editors. The long conversation that followed can only be described as a bloodbath. The seemingly trivial question tore apart our usually congenial group. Lines were quickly and fiercely drawn, team green against team yellow, as my colleagues debated the very definition of color itself. Swords were brandished in the form of links to HTML color codes or the paint selection at Sherwin-Williams. Attempts to broker a cease-fire, to consider that maybe tennis balls are actually yellow-green - or green-yellow, or chartreuse - were brushed aside. At one point, I lashed out at a colleague who then reminded me we were on the same side.

21:48

Market Talk- February 21, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

On the whole a positive session for Asia with the Hang Seng probably the stand-out performer on the day. Closing up almost 2% gains were led by financials, bouncing after yesterdays nerves, but also a strong performer were energy/chemicals and property sectors with Country Garden (+5.6%) and China Petro-Chem (+3.7%). Shanghai market remains closed for holidays. The Yen was very quiet overnight and even now still plays mid 107s, so did not have too much direct impact or influence on the Nikkei. having spent all morning trending higher we saw a reverse into negative territory after lunch on more BOJ talk. However, by close of business we settled just a smidgen better up +0.2% with utilities lending a hand. SENSEX traded relatively well with tech and consumers lifting gains. Talk is the RBI is showing concerns around companies overseas borrowing and its relationship with the Rupees increased volatility! Maybe they will also look at BITCOIN activity too.

Interesting that the UKs FTSE bounced back (+0.6% ok, only a little) but at the detriment of the currency (GBP -0.5%). The big topic is always going to be BREXIT and that is obviously here for another year yet! Headlines will continue to drive prices but looks as though the negative appears news appears to be creeping in. Other core Europe hit their lows mid morning and benefitted off the back of the positive US opening. IBEX however, did not join the rally and closed down almost 1%, Iberdrola and Acciona both trading over 2% lower. DAX and CAC almost off-set each other with FTSE MIB also closing small down. At the close much of the talk surrounds the FED minutes due after European trading hours and so will be reflected in closing US and Asias overnight trading.

Early futures losses were quickly reeled back-in once the cash market opened and the DOW raced up around 150 points before levelling back around +75. As we await the FED minutes, the USD continues to climb with DXY now pushing higher towards with the 90 handle for a couple of days now. FED Minutes release saw a whip-saw reaction with the DOW rallying over 300 points. However, that was to be short lived and soon the DOW was back in negative territory and the close (-160 points) does not look co...

21:48

"Largest harvest in Russian history": Putin achieves goal and will export remaining 50 million tons of grain "IndyWatch Feed World"

It's only right that the largest country in the world should also be the greatest agricultural giant. The best soil in the world is literally a Russian word: - Chernozyom, meaning black earth, of which Russia has the largest deposits of in the world. Traditionally, the regions associated with it in Russia are the Central Black Earth Region, to the south west of Moscow, including and especially Voronezh, Kursk, and Belgorod, as well as Lipetsk, Tambov, and Oryol provinces. This traditional region extends into north-eastern Ukraine, especially the Chernigov province.

'Largest harvest in Russian history': Russia will export 50 million surplus tons of grain "IndyWatch Feed World"

It's only right that the largest country in the world should also be the greatest agricultural giant. The best soil in the world is literally a Russian word: - Chernozyom, meaning black earth, of which Russia has the largest deposits of in the world. Traditionally, the regions associated with it in Russia are the Central Black Earth Region, to the south west of Moscow, including and especially Voronezh, Kursk, and Belgorod, as well as Lipetsk, Tambov, and Oryol provinces. This traditional region extends into north-eastern Ukraine, especially the Chernigov province.

21:47

Khan (London Major) to seek emergency meeting as nights of knife crime spiral in the Capital "IndyWatch Feed World"

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called for a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May as knife crime in the capital hits crisis levels. Two people were stabbed to death on February 20 the 14th and 15th knife deaths in 2018.

London Assembly figures showed there were 14,521 knife crime offenses in the capital in the 12 months to January 2018, with stabbings in London at their highest level in six years, a 23 percent rise from the previous year.

Keeping Londoners safe is my top priority. Im asking the Prime Minister and the Home Secretary to urgently meet with me to discuss how we can work together to tackle the evil of knife crime on our streets....

21:45

He's back! Former PTL televangelist Jim Bakker returns warning Christians to prepare for the Apocalypse "IndyWatch Feed World"

Three decades after his PTL empire near Charlotte crumbled amid financial and sex scandals, Jim Bakker is back on TV with a different, darker message: The Apocalypse is coming and you better get ready. Ready to be judged by God, sure. But the main mission of "The Jim Bakker Show" - broadcast from a Christian compound deep in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri - appears to be to sell you fuel-less generators, doomsday guidebooks and freeze-dried food with a shelf-life of up to 30 years. Bakker, whose co-host is second wife Lori, says stocking up on such survivalist merchandise could keep you alive amid the catastrophes - earthquakes, hurricanes, war, famine - that some Christians believe are signs that End Times are near.

21:39

Thousands of Americans jailed for debts chased by private collectors "IndyWatch Feed World"

An estimated 77 million Americans have a debt that has been transferred to a private collection agency. Thousands have ended up in jail over debts as small as $28, with African-Americans and Hispanics the most affected.

The findings come from a new report by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) spanning 26 states and Puerto Rico, published on Wednesday. The practice violates many US state and federal laws, which prohibit the jailing of debtors.

(Human Rights violation)

In one case cited in the report, a disabled woman who wears a prosthetic leg was shackled by her waist and feet by two armed US marshals before being put in jail overnight.

They had a warrant for my arrest and I asked them for what, he didnt say what it was for. He said, Hell tell you later, said Tracie Mozie of Dickinson, Texas.

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Law enforcement officials had entered Mozies bedroom to arrest her over a $1,500 federal student loan she took out in 1986 to pay for truck-driving school. The loan had mushroomed to $13,000 with interest and fees. Monzie was unable to pay because she is unemployed and lives on disability benefits.

The ACLU examined more than 1,000 cases in which civil court judges issued arrest warrants for debtors. In some instances the amounts were as small as $28. Letters were sent over bounced checks as low as $2, the ACLU found.

The report is the first ever to analyze the cooperation between courts and the private debt collection industry across the US, according to the ACLU. Private debt collectors use the criminal justice system to try to compel repayments, even when the debts are dis...

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Turkey Says Its Ready to Go to War With Syria Over Afrin "IndyWatch Feed World"

Turkeys month-long offensive against the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northern Syria has opened up a new front in the seven-year Syria war, as its forces this week fired artillery at Syrian pro-regime militias trying to enter.

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Somali Uber driver in UK had daughter's genitals mutilated to stop her from "feeling sexy" "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Somali heritage Uber driver allowed his seven-year-old daughter to be subjected to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) because he said it stops "women feeling sexy all the time", a court has heard. The case represents one of the first times a prosecution for the crime - common in some migrant and Muslim cultures - has been brought to court in the UK, despite being illegal here since 1985 and hundreds of successful prosecutions in France. "The case concerns... a practice that is illegal in this country and is becoming illegal in countries around the world," Anna Vigars QC, prosecuting, told the court as the case began Monday. "But, there are communities in Africa and the Middle East where it is common," she added, according to The Guardian. The prosecution alleges that the Somali father, who speaks "broken" English, admitted allowing his daughter to be cut to charity worker and anti-FGM campaigner Sami Ullah after picking him up in his Uber in March 2016.

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Somaliland journalist detained without charge "IndyWatch Feed World"

Nairobi, February 21, 2018--Somaliland authorities should immediately release Mohamed Aabi Digaale, the Hargeisa bureau chief for the London-based broadcaster Universal TV, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police arrested Mohamed on February 17 and have been holding him without charge, Guleid Ahmed Jama, chairperson of the advocacy organization...

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Homeless Man Dies Days After Council Took His Sleeping Bag Away "IndyWatch Feed World"

By  Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Days after the local council in Bournemouth, Dorset, took a homeless mans sleeping bag away, he was found dead near a town hall. The 66-year-old man, only known as Kev, was found by his friend under a flyover in a car park. His friend told the media that just days earlier, folks from the Bournemouth Borough Council removed his sleeping bag and possessions.

I put my hand on him to shake him and thats when I knew something was wrong and my heart sank, said Kevs friend. A couple of weeks ago he said the council took his sleeping bag. They see it as rubbish but they dont realise these are homeless people; sleeping bags are the stuff that keeps them warm.

When speaking to the local press, the friends said that Kev never drank, used drugs, or asked for anything. Said Kevs friend: I commute through Bournemouth every day and he would sit on the wall at the corner of the road. Thats what made me pull over the first time I stopped to ask him if he was okay and we got talking. I wondered, if I gave him some money, would it go on drugs and alcohol but to be honest he never did any of that, just smoked roll-ups. He never, ever asked for anything from me.

As Metro reports, this isnt the first time the Bournemouth Borough Council has come under fire for its unconventional methods. Previously, the council played bagpipe music to deter people from slee...

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New Report Claims Meat Eaters Are Destroying The Planet "IndyWatch Feed World"

By  Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Those who care about the environment may want to consider going vegetarian. According to the report Appetite for Destruction, meat consumption is impacting some of the worlds most valuable and vulnerable regions. This is largely due to the substantial amount of land needed to produce animal feed.

The Western diet, which is notoriously high in meat in dairy, is the major culprit. In fact, the growing popularity of the diet means an area 1.5 times the size of the European Union could be saved if global consumption of animal products was cut to meet nutritional requirements, reports The Independent.

The areas most threatened include the Amazon, Congo Basin and the Himalayas. There, water and land resources are already sought after.

According to the report, excessive animal product consumption is responsible for 60 percent of all biodiversity loss. The world is consuming more animal protein than it needs and this is having a devastating effect on wildlife, said Duncan Williamson, WWF food policy manager.

A staggering 60 per cent of global biodiversity loss...

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Senators Fight Wall Street Corruption With Kid Gloves "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Aaron Kesel Bernie Sanders, John Cornyn and Elizabeth Warren are three very outspoken United States senators concerning bad faith judicial rulings and failures of...

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Giant Sloth And Human Bones Found In The Worlds Largest Underwater Cave System "IndyWatch Feed World"

Gran Acuifero Maya

BLuke Miller Truth Theory

The 347 kilometres cave has unearthed remains of giant sloths, ancient elephants and humans. The archaeological discovery also contains lost secrets of the Mayan people and a shrine to the Mayan god of war and commerce.

In January, researchers from the Great Maya Aquifer Project shared their discovery of the worlds largest underwater cave system in Yucatn after realising a link between 2 giant cave systems, the Dos Ojos and the previously discovered Sac Actun. The team have now released their findings to the public.

The team led by underwater archaeologist Guillermo de Anda from Mexicos National Institute of Anthropology and History discovered 15,000-year-old remains of giant sloths, proto-elephants called gomphotheres, and bears. There was also a shine to the Mayan god of war and commerce.

They found more than 120 artifact sites which included burnt human bones, pottery, and wall art. It is thought that some of these artifacts date back more than 12,000 years.

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Woman suffers horrifying wounds after an attack by a rampaging buffalo in Cambodia "IndyWatch Feed World"

This is the moment a British teacher was left with blood gushing from her legs after being viciously attacked by a rampaging buffalo. Fiona Childs, 47, had been walking through a forest, heading for the beach while holidaying on the Cambodian island of Koh Rong Samloem yesterday morning, when she suddenly came face-to-face with the angry beast. The enraged animal immediately started butting her with his head, and is believed to have gored her legs with his sharp horns as she lay screaming for help on the ground. The creature then fled back into the jungle. As the buffalo's owner shouted at army officials to 'kill, kill, kill' the beast, local villagers rushed to Fiona's aid, trying to stem the blood before paramedics arrived and loaded her into an ambulance. Fiona was rushed to hospital in Sihanoukville, a coastal city on the mainland.

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Ex-Cyclone Gita turns New Zealand's Terrible Gully into river of rock "IndyWatch Feed World"

A river of shingle rock flowing down Terrible Gully has left eight farms cut off from town in Rakaia, near Canterbury's Mt Hutt. Incredible video of the "rocky river" was captured by Donna Field of Cleardale Station as she surveyed the damage from former Cyclone Gita on Wednesday. The flow of careering shingles closed Double Hill Run Rd which services the farms in the South Island region. It's an event that has become a regular occurrence for the farmers in the area. "But it's never been this bad before," Field said. "For a long time it was quite stable, but the last 2.5 - 3 years it has become a lot more active."

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Your Brain Hallucinates Your Conscious Reality "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory

One of the most puzzling, yet fascinating, aspects of existence is consciousness. Anil K Seth is a professor of cognitive and computational neuroscience who has published over 100 scientific papers on this subject. In his TED conference (embedded below), he describes the experience of being anaesthetised and recalls a sense of detachment before ceasing to exist. He goes on to explain that when one falls into a deep sleep they may wake up confused and anxious about how much time has passed but they still have an understanding of time having passed, a sense of continuity between then and now. But with anesthesia he lost this sense and the experience, for him, affirmed the idea that consciousness is far more entangled in flesh and blood than in some other unknown realm. My research is telling me that consciousness has less to do with pure intelligence and more to do with our nature as living and breathing organisms.

Seths work has brought him to the conclusion that consciousness occurs when the brain is able to recreate the world around it, and simultaneously experience the world it created. This ultimately makes the brain a prediction machine.

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Why I Stopped Drinking Water "IndyWatch Feed World"

2018 will go down as the year I stopped drinking water. And before you scoff, let me explain how I came to this decision and why its been one of the greatest decisions Ive made for my health.

Prior to my decision to stop drinking water, I was your typical H2O poster boy. Lured in by the romantic idea of keeping my skin and cells hydrated, I made sure to drink at least 3-4 litres of filtered water every day. I carried with me a litre of water in a mason jar at all times. I educated others on the importance of drinking water and believed that I was helping them stay healthy and hydrated.

Whenever I saw my pee come out clear I saw it as an indication that my kidneys were doing their job of filtering and flushing out metabolic waste. But in reality I was completely misguided. And knowing what I know now, I would go as far to say that I was doing more damage than good.

It wasnt until I came across the work of Dr. Robert Morse that my concept of drinking water shifted drastically. In his book, The Detox Miracle Sourcebook, Dr. Morse explains how proper kidney function, lymphatic filtration and cellular hydration are all connected. I learned that the water I was forcing down wasnt actually getting absorbed by my cells, but instead the excess water was taxing my kidneys and keeping them from their main purposelymphatic filtration.

The kidneys and the lymphatic system

The kidneys are a major eliminative organ. They filter and eliminate excess H2O, nutrients and metabolic wastes, as well as regulate the sodium-potassium and acid-alkaline balance in the body.

The kidneys, when in optimal function, work closely with the lymphatic system, which is our internal sewer system. The lymphatic system carries away cellular wastes through a system of tubes that run parallel to our blood vessels. Once the blood has delivered nutrients to the tissues, the waste that is expelled by the cells is then dumped into into the lymphatic fluids and carried to their appropriate elimination points. The kidneys are one of these elimination points.

When we drink excessive amounts of water and we have more than our tissues and cells can absorb, the kidneys must remove this excess water. This halts their job of filtering lymphatic waste and shifts their job to removing excess water.

Without our lymphatic waste being properly eliminated, these acidic wastes back up into our tissues causing acidosis of our fluids and cells, and this becomes the foundation of nearly every ...

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'It's our grandson!' 2yo boy returns from Iraqi orphanage after his grandparents recognize him in RT video "IndyWatch Feed World"

A two-year-old boy, who was left stranded in Iraq, has been returned to Russia. His grandparents, who spotted Zaid in an RT video from an orphanage haven't seen their daughter for months. Zaid lost one finger in a shelling attack in Iraq, where his mother had taken him. He was found on the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL)-controlled territory. The boy's mother left Russia when he was only nine-months-old. Found in an Iraqi orphanage, Zaid doesn't remember what happened to either her or to his father. With Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate in tatters, many children possibly belonging to the terrorist group's fighters have been left stranded in Iraq and Syria following their parents' deaths. RT has been conducting a 24/7 campaign to return Russian-speaking children back home to their relatives.

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