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Saturday, 23 September

23:58

North Korea assures missiles to US are inevitable after Trump's insults "IndyWatch Feed World"

The bad-mouthing by the US president only makes a North Korean strike on the US "inevitable," while the sanctions would not move Pyongyang's resolve to develop nuclear and missile weaponry "by an inch," according to the North Korean Foreign Minister. The insults dished out by US President Donald Trump against North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, make "our rocket's visit to the entire US mainland inevitable," North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told the UN General Assembly on Saturday. The leaders of the two countries have been exchanging fiery speech lately, with Donald Trump calling the North Korean leader "rocket man" and a "madman," while Kim Jong-un branded Trump a "mentally deranged US dotard." The North Korean Foreign Minister has joined his country's leader in the name-calling, branding the US president a "mentally deranged person full of megalomania" in possession of a "nuclear button."

23:36

Bernie Sanders: Saudi Arabia is a state-sponsor of terror & 'not a US ally' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Saudi Arabia is "not an ally of the United States," according to Bernie Sanders, the independent senator and former Democratic presidential hopeful. Sanders broke with the bipartisan consensus on Capitol Hill in an exclusive interview with The Intercept. The United States has long considered Saudi Arabia to be a loyal friend, supporter, and partner in the so-called war on terror. Sanders issued a scathing denunciation of the Gulf kingdom, which has recently embarked on a new round of domestic repression.

23:36

Ukraine now formally in a state of default "IndyWatch Feed World"

Originally at DNR News Eurobonds of Ukraine, which were successfully posted on Monday by the president of the country Petro Poroshenko, "are interesting only to speculators, as the country is in fact in a state of default" - said Konstantin Vyshkovsky, director of the department of debt policy of the Russian Federation Ministry of Finance. "Ukraine is formally in a state of default, such instruments are of interest only for investors pursuing sufficiently speculative strategies." - said Vyshkovsky on the air of the channel "Russia 1". Ukraine has successfully completed the placement of Eurobonds for 3 billion dollars, as stated by the President of the country Petro Poroshenko on the eve of his visit to New York.

23:15

Loneliness: Nine in 10 in the UK now fear being alone 'more than ever,' group seeks solutions "IndyWatch Feed World"

Nine in 10 people believe loneliness in old age is 'more likely than ever', warns a report which reveals the grim reality of the isolation faced by Britain's pensioners. And the cost to the NHS of dealing with the health problems caused or exacerbated by long periods of time spent alone is almost 7.2bn a year - and set to soar as increasing numbers of elderly people are left isolated. The taxpayer faces a bill of 6,000 on average for each of the 1.2m chronically lonely pensioners who find themselves going to their GP simply to have someone to talk to or are taken to A&E because health conditions have worsened. Prescriptions and other health-related costs also add substantially to the financial pressure on the public purse, found research by the London School of Economics.

23:06

Shift to commercial goals? Trump touts 'delusional gold rush' in 'graveyard of empires' "IndyWatch Feed World"

The people of Afghanistan are not going to profit from US mining rare-earth minerals there: it is always going to be the elite in that country and the foreign corporations, said journalist and foreign policy strategist Michael Hughes. President Trump met with Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani in New York on Thursday to discuss joint efforts to mine the country's mineral resources. According to the US government, Afghanistan has a trillion dollars' worth of untapped rare-earth minerals, including those used in the production of electronics. That is about the same amount the US has spent in the country since the 2001 invasion. Last month, President Trump outlined his new strategy for Afghanistan with thousands of extra troops and no deadline for a withdrawal, also saying Washington needs to think about its economic interests. RT spoke to the political analysts who believe the US strategy in Afghanistan is shifting towards commercial goals. "The only thing I think of is that Trump may be 'pushing it' out of perception so that it looks like there is a good reason to stay," journalist and foreign policy strategist Michael Hughes told RT.

22:35

The US grand imperialist strategy in one map "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mikhail Leontiev devoted his column on the first Russian television channel to Thomas Barnett's theory. What appeared to be an intellectual lucubration in 2001 is currently being realized. Everyone must now rethink their vision of the wars of the past sixteen years. Transcript: However, hello! Trump delivered a speech at the UN General Assembly. As Saltykov-Shchedrin [1] pointed out once: "Kind folk awaited bloodshed and massacres from him, instead, he ate a doughnut." "Strong sovereign nations allow citizens to flourish in the fullness of life provided for by God. We in America do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone. And we want ours to be so brilliant as to serve to the rest as an example, "said US President Donald Trump. Hooray! He is giving a slack. In the past he would have aspired to impose a resplendent image to follow! But now he has given up all the aspiring. At the same time, note, to erase from the face of the Earth and to overthrow is still in fashion. Trump threatens to destroy North Korea, Iran, overthrow the regime in Venezuela ... But to try to impose an image nowadays is a big no-no.

22:26

"The Essential Thing..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"The most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. 
The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well."
- Pierre de Courbertin

22:25

Trumps UN Reform Declaration "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

Trumps UN Reform Declaration | Donald-Trump3 | Politics Special Interests Trump United Nations

(image: Reuters)

 

Putin wasnt invited to Trumps UN reform meeting, Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov explained, convened ahead of the General Assemblys 72nd session, an unacceptable snub.

 

A handful of countries alone got to participate, ones willing to sign Trumps 10-point plan. Upper house Federation Council Defense and Security Committee First Deputy head Franz Klintsevich called his proposal a diktat rather than a discussion, adding:

 

I cannot really judge if UN reform is timely at the moment, and whether it may cause bigger disputes among countries. Those are, so to say, issues of a different layer, but anyway this is not the way to address them.

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22:23

The Daily "Near You?" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Longview, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

22:21

How flying seriously messes with your mind and body "IndyWatch Feed World"

Travelling by plane has become an everyday activity - but our bodies and brains are still affected by it. With the tiny screen bouncing around in front of us, tinny sound quality and frequent interruptions, watching a movie during a flight is hardly an immersive experience. Yet, frequent fliers may have found themselves - or at least witnessed others - welling up at the most innocuous of films while on a long airline journey. Even lighthearted comedies such as Bee Movie, Bridesmaids and The Simpsons can trigger the water works in passengers who would normally remain dry-eyed if watching these on the ground. Physicist and television presenter Brian Cox and musician Ed Sheeran have both admitted they can get a bit over-emotional when watching movies on aircraft. A new survey by Gatwick Airport in London found 15% of men and 6% of women said they were more likely to cry when watching a film on a flight than they would if seeing it at home.

22:18

"O Brave New World..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"How many goodly creatures are there here! 
How beauteous mankind is!
 O brave new world, That has such people in't."
- William Shakespeare, "The Tempest"

And then reality sets in...

22:15

Letter to Jeff Sessions signed by every single Republican member of the HJC "IndyWatch Feed World"

The easiest way to spot a whiney liberal is this - He'll demand special privileges, and then complain when those privileges are granted to everyone. He'll want a safe space. But if you demand a safe space from his angry rants, he'll claim you're restricting his freedom of speech. He'll want freedom of conscience. But if you demand the same for yourself and Christianity, he'll throw a fit. So it's fitting, I suppose, that Democrats are now throwing a fit...after Republicans used their same underhanded tactics against them. Because Republicans, like Democrats, are now calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the 2016 elections. Except this time, they're investigating Clinton, Comey, and Lynch.

22:12

The Social Contract Is a Fraud "IndyWatch Feed World"

 
The Social Contract Is a Fraud
by Bill Bonner

There are many theories to explain government. Most are nothing but scams, justifications and puffery. One tries to put something over on the common man, the other claims it was for his own good, and the third pretends that he'd be lost without it. Most are not really "theories" at all but prescriptions, blueprints for creating the kind of government the "theorist" would like to have. Not surprisingly, the blueprints flatter his intellect and engage his imagination.

The "social contract," for example, is a fraud. You can't have a contract unless you have two willing and able parties. They must come together in a meeting of the minds - a real agreement about what they are going to do together. But what is the "social contract" with government? There was never a meeting of the minds. The deal was forced on the public. And now, imagine that you want out. Can you simply "break the contract"? You refuse to pay your taxes and refuse to be bossed around by TSA agents and other government employees. How long would it be before you got put in jail?

What kind of contract is it that you don't agree to and can't get out of? They can dress it up, print out a piece of paper, have a solemn ceremony in which everyone pretends it is a real contract. But it's not worth the paper it's not written on. Also, what kind of a contract allows for one party to unilaterally change the terms of the deal? Congress passes new laws almost every day. The bureaucracy issues new edicts. The tax system is changed. The pound of flesh they got already wasn't enough; now they want a pound and a half!

Here are the critical questions: Why do we let other people tell us what to do; are we not all equal? What is the purpose of government? What does it cost, and what benefits does it confer?

A theory should explain something without reference to something else. That is, a metaphor doesn't work. It's just a description. If you say that government is a kind of "social con...

22:09

8 Symptoms Your Anxiety Is Getting Worse Not Better "IndyWatch Feed World"

Its sad, actually, because my anxiety keeps me from enjoying things as much as I should at this age. Amanda Seyfried

 The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that approximately 29% of American adults have lived with an anxiety disorder over the course of their lifetime. These disorders can be life-altering, impacting and interfering with all areas of your life including your school work, job performance, relationships and even your ability to leave the house and function in the outside world. Involving more than the typical, temporary feelings of worry or fear that one experiences from time to time, but rather a more serious, nagging anxiety that doesnt go away, gradually getting worse over time.

Source: Lifehacker

 

There are a number of options for those that are suffering to work towards either treating or managing their condition, including self-help or support groups, cognitive behavioral therapy, medication or a number of stress management techniques. These management techniques may include meditating, taking focused deep breaths, writing or journaling, exercising or creating artwork among other ideas. Often found to be effective, there are times that these techniques fail to calm our nerves.

Some people have the ability to tolerate and reduce the intensity of anxiety, explains Vena M. Davis, a licensed clinical social worker, In the event those things are no longer enough, I would invite the person to consider the pros and cons of receiving therapeutic support from a licensed mental health professional. A professional can help the person learn additional strategies to manage anxiety if it is long-lasting and happening more often than the persons usual experience. If the aforementioned continues unaddressed, the person may experience challenges in maintaining pleasant relationships The person may have challenges in maintaining a pleasant relationship with themselves, as well.

 How do you know if your anxiety is getting worse? Watch for th...

21:57

US Flies Nuclear Capable B1-B Bombers Just Off Coast Of North Korea "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US flew B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by F-15 fighters off North Koreas coast on Saturday in show of resolve, the Pentagon said. U.S. Air Force warplanes flew the closest they have flown to North [...]

21:51

"The Sandcastle" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"The Sandcastle"
By Jeff Thomas

"The decline from democracy to tyranny is both a natural and inevitable one. Thats not a pleasant thought to have to consider, but its a fact, nonetheless. In every case, a democracy will deteriorate as the result of the electorate accepting the loss of freedom in trade for largesse from their government. This process may be fascism, socialism, communism or a basket of isms, but tyranny is the inevitable endgame of democracy. Like the destruction of a sandcastle by the incoming tide, it requires time to transpire, but in time, the democracy, like the sandcastle, will be washed away in its entirety.

Why should this be so? Well, as I commented some years ago, The concept of government is that the people grant to a small group of individuals the ability to establish and maintain controls over them. The inherent flaw in such a concept is that any government will invariably and continually expand upon its controls, resulting in the ever-diminishing freedom of those who granted them the power. 

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21:43

Downy woodpecker in the USA "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from the USA says about itself:

23 September 2017

Male Downy Woodpecker quickly working an Oak tree they dont hold still for long! The smallest North American woodpecker is a precious little bird and just the day before the largest North American woodpecker was in the Backyard see here. After Hurricane Irma the woodpeckers in general seem to be much more active.


21:34

Hurricane Maria's forecast path edges closer to North Carolina's Outer Banks "IndyWatch Feed World"

Still a Category 3 storm on Saturday, Hurricane Maria was rolling northward away from the Bahamas on a path that could affect parts of the U.S. East Coast next week. Maria pummeled the Turks and Caicos Islands early Friday, its western eyewall passing over the capital city of Cockburn Town. For the first time in several days, Maria poses no immediate threat to land. At 11 am EDT Saturday, Maria was located about 320 miles east of Nassau, The Bahamas, moving north-northwest at 8 mph. Maria's top sustained winds had dropped to 115 mph, putting it at the low end of the Category 3 range. Maria was not a classically symmetric hurricane on Friday night, but its appearance on satellite had become dramatically stronger by midday Saturday. Very strong thunderstorms (convection) were wrapping around Maria's ragged, 35-mile-wide eye. As is typically the case for hurricanes moving poleward, Maria's wind field has been gradually expanding. Hurricane-force winds now extend up to 60 miles from Maria's center, with tropical-storm-force winds extending out some 200 miles to the northeast of the center. Maria has been successfully fending off moderately strong wind shear of around 15 knots, with the help of its well-established structure as well as very warm sea surface temperatures (SSTs) of 29-30C (84-86F).

21:33

Anthony Lamar Smith killed in St Louis, killer scot free "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 22 September 2017 video from Missouri in the USA says about itself:

That verdict was a travesty

Watch: St. Louis workers denounce acquittal of killer cop, crackdown on protests

By Genevieve Leigh and George Gallanis reporting from St. Louis

23 September 2017

Protests in St. Louis against the acquittal of Jason Stockley, the police officer who shot and killed Anthony Lamar Smith on camera in 2011, have now entered their second week. Police in riot gear have arrested hundreds of mostly peaceful protesters and journalists in what amounts to a military-style lockdown of the city using pepper spray and tear gas.

WSWS reporters spoke with protesters and St. Louis workers about the verdict and the suppression of protests by the police.

By Niles Niemuth in the USA, 23 September 2017:

The 2011 killing of Anthony Lamar Smith by St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was an open-and-shut case of police murder.

Smith was a 24-year-old African-American who was driving away from police after they burst in on what they claim was a drug deal. Stockley, who is white, was recorded on a dashboard camera saying, Im going to kill this motherfucker, dont you know it. Less than 45 seconds later, his partner Brian Bianchi rammed their police SUV into Smiths car. Video of the incident shows that Smith remained in the car and made no attempt to flee.

Stockley jumped out of the SUV and shot Smith five times. Forensic evidence revealed that Stockley fired the kill shot from six inches away. The officer then returned to his vehicle, rummaged through a duffel bag and returned to Smiths car to plant a throwaway gun on the dead victim. Tests showed the gun had only Stockleys DNA on it.

In addition to hi...

21:24

6 Obstacles Those Who Choose Not to Conform Must Overcome "IndyWatch Feed World"

In order to be our true selves in life, we, for the most part, must not conform. Conforming in this day and age means allowing the rest of the world to tell us who we are, how we should dress, what things we should find interesting and so much more.

While it may sound simple, it is anything but. Doing things without others to back you can be terrifying. For most, conforming was never an option and I learned from a very young age that standing out was not something the rest of the world wanted people doing. Those who choose to stick to the status quo attack in groups and will do anything to tear us free-thinkers down.

Everyone faces their own challenges in life that much is of course, true. When we do not conform life can become quite complicated. Below you will find a list of obstacles that those who choose to be themselves have to face.

1. Being the black sheep of the family.

Growing up as the black sheep in the family is not fun at all. I was easily the black sheep of my family and they still do not see me as a normal person. While I am different, there is only one thing that sets me apart.

2. Facing your fears without hesitation.

When you are a non-conformist, you have to face all of your fears as they show themselves. You dont have time to live inside a bubble. Everything must be overcome.

3. Not having very many friends.

Having few friends gets lonely. Sometimes you want to talk to someone, anyone, but there is no one there. Seeking out like-minded individuals will benefit you greatly.

4. Being seen as a weirdo.

Conformists like to call the things they do not understand harsh names or belittle them. No one is more important than anyone else. We all matter. Whether you call a non-conformist a weirdo or not, we know you are thinking it.

5. Living in a world of people who refuse to think for themselves.

Dealing with people who are all thinking and doing the same thing is exhausting. You feel so alone when you are surrounded by people who judge you and envy you at the same time. It can be a bit frustrating at times.

6. Being unsure of what comes next.

People who live life without conforming are not always sure about what steps they need to take next and they dont have the same safety net to fall back on that most people do. These people have to take what they have and run with it in a sense. They can figure out where to go from here but also are not always given enough time to do so.

 

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21:19

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Weighs Using Kinetic Weapon On North Korea "IndyWatch Feed World"

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Weighs Using Kinetic Weapon On North Korea | kinetic-weapon-north-korea-1024x561 | Military Military Weapons Science & Technology Special Interests

By: Aaron Kesel, Activist Post

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted at using a kinetic weapon on Tuesday while discussing tensions with North Korea when he made a Freudian slip.

Mattis was asked whether there was any military option the US can take with North Korea that would not put Seoul at grave risk, Mattis responded, Yes, there are, but I will not go into details.

Later during the press conference, another reporter questioned Mattis and caught him off-guard:

Just to clarify, you said that there were possible military options that would not create a grave risk to Seoul, a reporter asked. Are we talking kinetic options as well?

Yes, I dont want to go into that, Mattis responded.

Previously, Mattis stated that a war with North Korea would involve the massive shelling of an allys capital, (South Korea) which is one of the most densely packed cities on earth.

U.S. President Donald Trump in a speech to the United Nations on Tuesday threatened to totally destroy North Korea if Pyongyang didnt quit its nuclear testing and threats.

This also comes after the U.S. and South Korea wrapped up its annual military drill harassing of North Korea, reminding the dictatorship of its military presence at its southern border.

In 2015, the U.S. Air Force...

21:14

Box tree moth video "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 23 September 2017 video shows an adult box tree moth and a caterpillar of that species.

This Asian moth is an introduced species in Europe.

Annette van Berkel in the Netherlands made this video.


21:12

8 Places Around the World Where Taking Photos Is Against the Law "IndyWatch Feed World"

Vacations are a long-awaited time of travel and leisure that should only leave warm memories and bright impressions. However, in some countries, obscure rules and weird restrictions can get unwitting tourists in trouble with the law. Amsterdam, Netherlands The Red Light District in Amsterdam is famous for its brothels, picturesque canals, and coffee shops. In this part of the city, the local proprietors []

21:11

Military-Industrial Complex reaps billions as NATO hypes fake 'Russian menace' "IndyWatch Feed World"

The military of the Russian Federation is organized in four districts - west, central, east and south. Each year one of the districts will stage a division size maneuver. 10,000 to 15,000 soldiers leave their quarters to move against imaginary adversaries. Their training is complemented by various military and civilian staffs exercises. The active part of the medium-size maneuver takes about a week and includes some live firing. This year, like in 2009 and 2013, the turn was on the western military district to run its quadrennial exercise. It included, as is usual in the western district, units from and within Russia's ally Belarus. The name of this regular training event is simply "West", Zapad in Russian. Zapad-2017 was publicly announced and foreign military observers were invited to watch it.

Military-Industrial Complex reaps billions as NATO hypes fake 'Russian menace' "IndyWatch Feed World"

The military of the Russian Federation is organized in four districts - west, central, east and south. Each year one of the districts will stage a division size maneuver. 10,000 to 15,000 soldiers leave their quarters to move against imaginary adversaries. Their training is complemented by various military and civilian staffs exercises. The active part of the medium-size maneuver takes about a week and includes some live firing. This year, like in 2009 and 2013, the turn was on the western military district to run its quadrennial exercise. It included, as is usual in the western district, units from and within Russia's ally Belarus. The name of this regular training event is simply "West", Zapad in Russian. Zapad-2017 was publicly announced and foreign military observers were invited to watch it.

21:11

Clapper: His non-denial denials revisited "IndyWatch Feed World"

The former intelligence chief never actually refuted Obama administration spying on Trump. It would be peculiar if, as he now claims, James Clapper did not know about the Obama administration's monitoring of Paul Manafort. At the time, which appears to have been the autumn of 2016, Clapper was Obama's national intelligence director. The (dubious) raison d'tre of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) - a post-9/11 layering of yet more bureaucracy atop bureaucratic sprawl - was to ensure efficient information flow through the "community" of U.S. intelligence agencies. That said, it is a gross exaggeration to contend, as some are doing, that new revelations about the surveillance of Manafort, the former chairman of the Trump campaign, show that Clapper lied in a March 2017 interview by NBC's Chuck Todd. Instead, what we now know proves what I warned at the time of the interview: It was a mistake to construe Clapper's answers to Todd as a blanket denial of Obama spying on the Trump campaign. Carefully parsed, Clapper's comments left open the possibility - which some of us regarded as a high probability - that Manafort and other Trump associates had been under Obama-administration surveillance.

Clapper: His non-denial denials revisited "IndyWatch Feed World"

The former intelligence chief never actually refuted Obama administration spying on Trump. It would be peculiar if, as he now claims, James Clapper did not know about the Obama administration's monitoring of Paul Manafort. At the time, which appears to have been the autumn of 2016, Clapper was Obama's national intelligence director. The (dubious) raison d'tre of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) - a post-9/11 layering of yet more bureaucracy atop bureaucratic sprawl - was to ensure efficient information flow through the "community" of U.S. intelligence agencies. That said, it is a gross exaggeration to contend, as some are doing, that new revelations about the surveillance of Manafort, the former chairman of the Trump campaign, show that Clapper lied in a March 2017 interview by NBC's Chuck Todd. Instead, what we now know proves what I warned at the time of the interview: It was a mistake to construe Clapper's answers to Todd as a blanket denial of Obama spying on the Trump campaign. Carefully parsed, Clapper's comments left open the possibility - which some of us regarded as a high probability - that Manafort and other Trump associates had been under Obama-administration surveillance.

21:08

14 Secrets Behind the Meanings of Famous Logos "IndyWatch Feed World"

Have you ever thought about what inspired designers to create famous logos and what the story behind them is? Perhaps they were an accidental creation? Disney The logo of the most well-known animation studio in the world has always been a fairy-tale castle. In the beginning, the prototype was Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany. However,Cinderella Castle in Disneyland Paris took its place in 2006.  LEGO The []

21:06

Liberty Links 9/23/17 "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Bernie Sanders to Democrats: This is What a Radical Foreign Policy Looks Like (Appropriately harsh words for the Saudis, The Intercept)

Electronic Frontier Foundation and ACLU Sue Over Warrantless Phone, Laptop Searches at US Border (This is crazy, read and share, Naked Capitalism)

What Are Your Rights if Border Agents Want to Search Your Phone? (More info related to the above, The New York Times)

With a Picked Lock and a Threatened Indictment, Muellers Inquiry Sets a Tone (Imagine if they employed this strategy with Wall Street criminals, The New York Times)

Tucker Carlson Interviews Rob Reiner on Russia Hysteria (Must watch, YouTube)

Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers (This is evil, The New York Times)

The Unknown Path to a Decentralized Future (Union Square Ventures)

Did The Washington Post Break a La...

21:05

China detects 'natural' N. Korea earthquake - fears of nuclear test unfounded "IndyWatch Feed World"

A magnitude 3.4 earthquake, at a depth of 0 kilometers, was recorded near the Kilju area of North Korea Saturday. Although initial reports suggested it may have been the result of a nuclear test, it seems likely the quake was naturally occurring. The quake occurred at approximately 08:30 GMT (16:29 local time) Saturday, CENC reported. Kilju is home to the Punggyeri nuclear site, where North Korea's sixth and largest nuclear test was conducted on September 3. There were conflicting reports as to the strength of the quake, with South Korea's weather agency reporting that it measured 3.0 on the Richter Scale, as cited by the country's Yonhap news agency.

China detects 'natural' N. Korea earthquake - fears of nuclear test unfounded "IndyWatch Feed World"

A magnitude 3.4 earthquake, at a depth of 0 kilometers, was recorded near the Kilju area of North Korea Saturday. Although initial reports suggested it may have been the result of a nuclear test, it seems likely the quake was naturally occurring. The quake occurred at approximately 08:30 GMT (16:29 local time) Saturday, CENC reported. Kilju is home to the Punggyeri nuclear site, where North Korea's sixth and largest nuclear test was conducted on September 3. There were conflicting reports as to the strength of the quake, with South Korea's weather agency reporting that it measured 3.0 on the Richter Scale, as cited by the country's Yonhap news agency.

21:04

Israeli warplanes strike ammunition facility near Damascus International Airport "IndyWatch Feed World"

Israeli planes have reportedly fired two missiles which hit near Damascus, targeting an ammunition facility belonging to Lebanon's Hezbollah, according to a Lebanese TV station citing "informed" sources and various social media reports on pro-Syrian webpages. Israeli forces are reported to have carried out attacks from outside the Syrian border early on Friday, according to the Lebanese Al Mayadeen. It said the strike led to a fire, with no casualties or disruptions at Damascus International Airport reported.

Israeli warplanes strike ammunition facility near Damascus International Airport "IndyWatch Feed World"

Israeli planes have reportedly fired two missiles which hit near Damascus, targeting an ammunition facility belonging to Lebanon's Hezbollah, according to a Lebanese TV station citing "informed" sources and various social media reports on pro-Syrian webpages. Israeli forces are reported to have carried out attacks from outside the Syrian border early on Friday, according to the Lebanese Al Mayadeen. It said the strike led to a fire, with no casualties or disruptions at Damascus International Airport reported.

20:59

Parents Who Pranked Their Kids On YouTube Sentenced To Five Years Probation For Child Neglect "IndyWatch Feed World"

A psychologist found that Michael and Heather Martins children suffered mental injury because of the viral kid pranks videos made by their parents. The Maryland couple behind the viral YouTube prank channel DaddyOFive were sentenced to five years of probation on charges of child neglect on Monday. Michael and Heather Martin had been charged with []

20:56

Massive backlash begins over bombshell decision to strip Uber of London business license "IndyWatch Feed World"

40,000 drivers out of work as 400,000 sign protest petition A massive backlash has started after Uber was today stripped of its licence to operate in London with hundreds of thousands of passengers signing a petition to keep the app running. Transport for London (TfL) sensationally announced the firm would be barred from working in the city from next month due to its failure to report crimes carried out by its drivers. The Silicon Valley firm - which boasts more than 5billion passengers in over 630 cities worldwide - fears the decision by regulators in London may now encourage authorities in other countries to launch their own crackdowns. Passengers are outraged by the bombshell announcement, which they say will leave them unable to afford late-night lifts home and will put thousands of drivers out of work. Ahead of a planned appeal, which will see the dispute dragged into court, at least 400,000 Londoners have signed a petition calling for the decision to be reversed. But critics of Uber insist it has failed to properly vet its drivers and is an example of the so-called 'gig economy' that gives workers no employment rights.

Massive backlash begins over bombshell decision to strip Uber of London business license "IndyWatch Feed World"

40,000 drivers out of work as 400,000 sign protest petition A massive backlash has started after Uber was today stripped of its licence to operate in London with hundreds of thousands of passengers signing a petition to keep the app running. Transport for London (TfL) sensationally announced the firm would be barred from working in the city from next month due to its failure to report crimes carried out by its drivers. The Silicon Valley firm - which boasts more than 5billion passengers in over 630 cities worldwide - fears the decision by regulators in London may now encourage authorities in other countries to launch their own crackdowns. Passengers are outraged by the bombshell announcement, which they say will leave them unable to afford late-night lifts home and will put thousands of drivers out of work. Ahead of a planned appeal, which will see the dispute dragged into court, at least 400,000 Londoners have signed a petition calling for the decision to be reversed. But critics of Uber insist it has failed to properly vet its drivers and is an example of the so-called 'gig economy' that gives workers no employment rights.

20:50

Science Reveals Why We Dont Like Some People "IndyWatch Feed World"

By and large, wed prefer that people like us. We are who we are, of course, but we can change specific behaviors. So if theres something we do that drives others away, wed at least like to know what it is. Researchers have put a lot of work into finding out if there are behaviors []

20:39

Trumps nuclear war threat "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 20 September 2017 video is about United States President Donald Trumps threat of nuclear war about Korea.

It features part of speeches by Trump and by Adolf Hitlers propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.

In the wake of President Trumps bellicose and menacing speech at the United Nations this week, the war of words between the US and North Korea has intensified, heightening the danger of catastrophic military conflict: here.


20:32

What Is The Longest Straight Line On Earth You Can Walk "IndyWatch Feed World"

What is the longest straight line on Earth you can walk without getting your feet wet in a lake, sea or ocean? Someone has finally produced an answer to that question and heres the map that shows you how to go. Start in Shitangzhen, a Chinese coastal city just south of Shanghai. March inland, []

20:27

Chuck Hagel, James Fanell, and the new strategy to target China via Australia "IndyWatch Feed World"

The dismissal of an unwilling Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense in 2014 was, I think, a watershed in the fortunes of the China hawks, both in the Pentagon and at Pacific Command. Perhaps because it is bad form to explore the possibility that Hagel was purged for insufficient enthusiasm for a pro-active China confrontation agenda, nobody went there. But I did. Natch. In 2015, I buried my analysis in a tediously long piece that was meant to give an overview of the evolution of US China policy, and provide a corrective to the "Chinese aggression" meme that China hawks like to lean on. The narrative of escalating Chinese aggression is central to the China hawks' thesis that we need an escalating response. Rather interestingly, today a lot of this narrative is coming out of Australia. Google "Chinese influence Australia" and you'll get an idea of the barrage of local and global coverage keying on the skillfully shaped message that Chinese influence--though it is not illegal--must be feared. I've recently come to the conclusion that spate of panic stricken reports emerging from Australia concerning the China menace in economics, politics, and academics are a belated and improvised substitute for what was supposed to be the real deal: a pivot from Obama namby-pambyism to steely Clinton resolve to confront China in 2016.

Chuck Hagel, James Fanell, and the new strategy to target China via Australia "IndyWatch Feed World"

The dismissal of an unwilling Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense in 2014 was, I think, a watershed in the fortunes of the China hawks, both in the Pentagon and at Pacific Command. Perhaps because it is bad form to explore the possibility that Hagel was purged for insufficient enthusiasm for a pro-active China confrontation agenda, nobody went there. But I did. Natch. In 2015, I buried my analysis in a tediously long piece that was meant to give an overview of the evolution of US China policy, and provide a corrective to the "Chinese aggression" meme that China hawks like to lean on. The narrative of escalating Chinese aggression is central to the China hawks' thesis that we need an escalating response. Rather interestingly, today a lot of this narrative is coming out of Australia. Google "Chinese influence Australia" and you'll get an idea of the barrage of local and global coverage keying on the skillfully shaped message that Chinese influence--though it is not illegal--must be feared. I've recently come to the conclusion that spate of panic stricken reports emerging from Australia concerning the China menace in economics, politics, and academics are a belated and improvised substitute for what was supposed to be the real deal: a pivot from Obama namby-pambyism to steely Clinton resolve to confront China in 2016.

20:25

Correcting Gregory Bateson "IndyWatch Feed World"

Forty-five years ago the late Gregory Bateson [1904 1980] wrote these ominous words:

If you put God outside and set him vis--vis his creation and if you have the idea that you are created in his image, you will logically and naturally see yourself as outside and against the things around you.  And as you arrogate all mind to yourself, you will see the world around you as mindless and therefore not entitled to moral or ethical consideration.  The environment will seem to be yours to exploit.  Your survival unit will be you and your folks or conspecifics against the environment of other social units, other races and the brutes and vegetables.

If this is your estimate of your relation to nature and you have an advanced technology, your likelihood of survival will be that of a snowball in hell.  You will die either of the toxic by-products of your own hate, or, simply, of overpopulation and overgrazing.  The raw materials of the world are finite.1

Although Bateson was prescient in asserting that the likelihood of survival of our species is that of a snowball in hell, his statement needs to be corrected/updated in several ways:

  1. When some humans began conceiving deity as transcendenti.e., as existing apart from Earth System(rather than immanent), this advance was not the beginning of our problems as humans.
  2. Although conceiving deity as transcendent did play a role in the downward path that our species has been on since the Neolithic, many other factors have come into play since that time.
  3. Batesons overpopulation and overgrazing causes are in need of updating.

Let me next, then, address each of these three points.

Our Apartness

During the Neolithic agriculture began to replace foraging as the source of sustenance; the groups affected began to grow in population size, and the erosion of bonds that had connected one member of the group with other members fostered the development of societal changesmost notably the development of social classes, and the beginning of exploitation....

20:19

Liberal Hollywood Darling, Hero McCain, Kills Obamacare Repeal "IndyWatch Feed World"

Turncoat Senator John McCain (R-AZ), who only in 2016 ran a campaign as an ardent foe of Obamacare, dealt a major blow to the GOP by promising to oppose the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill due [...]

20:18

Earthquake In North Korea Strokes Fears Of New Nuclear Test "IndyWatch Feed World"

A mysterious magnitude 3.4 earthquake was detected in North Korea on Saturday, raising fears it may have been caused by a nuclear explosion. Chinese officials say the quake, which was detected near North Koreas nuclear [...]

20:14

Bali issues travel warning as Mount Agung volcano threatens to erupt "IndyWatch Feed World"

Holiday plans are in limbo for thousands of Australians after the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade issued a new travel warning for Bali because of fears of a volcano eruption on the popular tourist island. Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level for the Mount Agung volcano to the highest classification, meaning an eruption could be imminent. On Saturday, the Indonesian Department of Meteorology, Climate and Geophysics said there had been five small eruptions detected coming from the mountain, and an ash column as high as 1000 metres had been observed. There had been a "tremendous increase" in volcano activity. They said locals and tourists should be 12 kilometres away from the crater in some areas.

Bali issues travel warning as Mount Agung volcano threatens to erupt "IndyWatch Feed World"

Holiday plans are in limbo for thousands of Australians after the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade issued a new travel warning for Bali because of fears of a volcano eruption on the popular tourist island. Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level for the Mount Agung volcano to the highest classification, meaning an eruption could be imminent. On Saturday, the Indonesian Department of Meteorology, Climate and Geophysics said there had been five small eruptions detected coming from the mountain, and an ash column as high as 1000 metres had been observed. There had been a "tremendous increase" in volcano activity. They said locals and tourists should be 12 kilometres away from the crater in some areas.

20:11

South Korean Preppers: Government Instructs Citizens How to Get Ready for War "IndyWatch Feed World"

South Korean Preppers: Government Instructs Citizens How to Get Ready for War | South-Korean-Government-Instructs-Citizens-How-to-Get-Ready-for-War | Government Preparedness\Survival Special Interests World News

The government of South Korea is making every effort to turn its citizens into a country of survivalists. With the ever-increasing threats from the North, South Korean preppers are becoming mainstream, instead of a quirky fringe element.

Kim Jong Un fired yet another ballistic missile over Japan, spitting in the face of international pressure. It seems difficult to imagine that hes going to just eat a Snickers and chill out. So wisely, his closest neighbors are preparing for the worst.

The South Korean President isnt taking this lying down. In case North Korea undertakes provocations against us or our ally, we have the power to destroy (the North) beyond recovery. (source)This threat most likely will not please the Dear Leader of North Korea, so its probably safe to predict even greater hostilities on the horizon.

South Koreans have been warned to get ready.

The South Korean Ministry of Public Administration and Security has issued guidelines for a variety of attacks to their citizens due to the ever-increasing risk of an attack by North Korea. Here are some brief quotes from the Ministry. Go here to read the whole thing.

1. The basics

Despite living under constant threat of war, South Koreans rarely possess emergency supply kits at home or...

20:08

Supernatural possession: Demons on trial "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Devil made me do it. This has long been the plea of those who have been caught doing something wicked that is uncharacteristic of their usual behavior. Most of the time, we take it only as a figure of speech to brush off an aberrant deviation from the norm. However, sometimes the meaning can become all too literal. In 1981, a brutal murder occurred in a tranquil town on the East Coast of the United States; a vicious crime that the perpetrator claimed was not carried out by his own hand, but rather that of demons that had taken him over. It was a defense that would carry over into an actual court of law to become the nation's first case of a court defense seeking to blame a crime on demonic possession, and would trigger a media blitz of this spectacular tale of menacing supernatural evil on trial. The whole strange tale begins in the quite, affluent, and peaceful neighborhood of Brookfield, Connecticut, where an unassuming family, the Glatzels, had arrived in order to clean and put in order a rental property they had recently acquired in this scenic town of 13,000. Shortly after they arrived, a series of bizarre events began to unfurl that would mark the beginning of the madness that was about to spiral out of control. One day, about a month after they had arrived, Mrs. Judy Glatzel reported that her youngest son, 11 year-old David, had suddenly and inexplicably fallen down rather forcefully onto the bed as if he had been shoved. When questioned about the occurrence later, David told his mother that he had in fact been pushed by what he described as an old man with "burnt-looking skin," who had pointed a finger at him and growled the word "Beware" before throwing him onto the bed. For more of this article, go here.

Supernatural possession: Demons on trial "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Devil made me do it. This has long been the plea of those who have been caught doing something wicked that is uncharacteristic of their usual behavior. Most of the time, we take it only as a figure of speech to brush off an aberrant deviation from the norm. However, sometimes the meaning can become all too literal. In 1981, a brutal murder occurred in a tranquil town on the East Coast of the United States; a vicious crime that the perpetrator claimed was not carried out by his own hand, but rather that of demons that had taken him over. It was a defense that would carry over into an actual court of law to become the nation's first case of a court defense seeking to blame a crime on demonic possession, and would trigger a media blitz of this spectacular tale of menacing supernatural evil on trial. The whole strange tale begins in the quite, affluent, and peaceful neighborhood of Brookfield, Connecticut, where an unassuming family, the Glatzels, had arrived in order to clean and put in order a rental property they had recently acquired in this scenic town of 13,000. Shortly after they arrived, a series of bizarre events began to unfurl that would mark the beginning of the madness that was about to spiral out of control. One day, about a month after they had arrived, Mrs. Judy Glatzel reported that her youngest son, 11 year-old David, had suddenly and inexplicably fallen down rather forcefully onto the bed as if he had been shoved. When questioned about the occurrence later, David told his mother that he had in fact been pushed by what he described as an old man with "burnt-looking skin," who had pointed a finger at him and growled the word "Beware" before throwing him onto the bed. For more of this article, go here.

20:06

Traveler warning: Meth-laced soda in Mexico "IndyWatch Feed World"

Health professionals in Arizona are warning those traveling to Mexico to be aware of possible contaminated 7Up beverages in the Mexicali area. The contaminated soft drinks caused seven people to become ill and has killed one person, according to the Attorney General of Justice of the State of Baja California. Mexicali is located about 240 miles from Phoenix and 124 miles from San Diego, just south of the California border and Interstate 8. According to a Banner Health news release, medical toxicologists and physicians are on alert after reports surfaced that methamphetamine was found in 7Up drinks originating in Mexicali. Baja California's Health Department officials said health authorities have removed the products from shelves. Chris Barnes, spokesman for Dr Pepper Snapple Group, reassured that no 7Up products in the United States have been contaminated. The company distributes 7Up in the United States. "None of the 7Up products sold in the U.S. are affected by the issue being reported in Mexico," said Barnes. "Dr Pepper Snapple owns and licenses the 7Up brand only in the U.S. and its territories. We do not market, sell or distribute the brand internationally."

Traveler warning: Meth-laced soda in Mexico "IndyWatch Feed World"

Health professionals in Arizona are warning those traveling to Mexico to be aware of possible contaminated 7Up beverages in the Mexicali area. The contaminated soft drinks caused seven people to become ill and has killed one person, according to the Attorney General of Justice of the State of Baja California. Mexicali is located about 240 miles from Phoenix and 124 miles from San Diego, just south of the California border and Interstate 8. According to a Banner Health news release, medical toxicologists and physicians are on alert after reports surfaced that methamphetamine was found in 7Up drinks originating in Mexicali. Baja California's Health Department officials said health authorities have removed the products from shelves. Chris Barnes, spokesman for Dr Pepper Snapple Group, reassured that no 7Up products in the United States have been contaminated. The company distributes 7Up in the United States. "None of the 7Up products sold in the U.S. are affected by the issue being reported in Mexico," said Barnes. "Dr Pepper Snapple owns and licenses the 7Up brand only in the U.S. and its territories. We do not market, sell or distribute the brand internationally."

20:02

Federal government tells 21 states they were targeted by hackers before 2016 election - doesn't give any details "IndyWatch Feed World"

The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year's presidential election. The notification came roughly a year after U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials first said states were targeted by hacking efforts possibly connected to Russia. The states that told The Associated Press they had been targeted included some key political battlegrounds, such as Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. The AP contacted every state election office to determine which ones had been informed that their election systems had been targeted. The others confirming were Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas and Washington. Being targeted does not mean that sensitive voter data was manipulated or results were changed. A hacker targeting a system without getting inside is similar to a burglar circling a house checking for unlocked doors and windows.

Federal government tells 21 states they were targeted by hackers before 2016 election - doesn't give any details "IndyWatch Feed World"

The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year's presidential election. The notification came roughly a year after U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials first said states were targeted by hacking efforts possibly connected to Russia. The states that told The Associated Press they had been targeted included some key political battlegrounds, such as Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. The AP contacted every state election office to determine which ones had been informed that their election systems had been targeted. The others confirming were Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas and Washington. Being targeted does not mean that sensitive voter data was manipulated or results were changed. A hacker targeting a system without getting inside is similar to a burglar circling a house checking for unlocked doors and windows.

20:01

Tom Fitton claims Mueller is setting up his own 'justice department' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mueller's team of lawyers is so big and powerful now, that Fitton described it as the Special Counsel's 'own Justice Department'. This is all thanks to AG Jeff Sessions recusing himself. In response to a Daily Beast article titled Bob Mueller Brings on 'Tough' Guy Stephen Kelly to Handle Capitol Hill, Fitton said, "Bob Mueller setting up his own Justice Department. Shut it down." The Daily Beast article says Mueller has now brought on a liaison to Capitol Hill: Having hired a host of seasoned federal prosecutors for his probe of the president's associates, Bob Mueller has now brought on a liaison to Capitol Hill. Stephen Kelly, formerly the longtime congressional affairs chief for the FBI, has joined the probe, according to several sources familiar with his new role. "Stephen Kelly is exactly who I would hire if I wanted to share as little information with Congress as possible," said a Hill staffer who has interacted with Kelly in his new role as Mueller's congressional liaison. Robert Mueller also just hired his SEVENTEENTH liberal hack lawyer to investigate Trump. The latest hack is an Obama/Hillary donor. Fitton is right. Mueller has essentially set up his own Justice Department; he's the one doing all the investigating while Trump's Justice Department sits idly by doing absolutely NOTHING.

Tom Fitton claims Mueller is setting up his own 'justice department' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mueller's team of lawyers is so big and powerful now, that Fitton described it as the Special Counsel's 'own Justice Department'. This is all thanks to AG Jeff Sessions recusing himself. In response to a Daily Beast article titled Bob Mueller Brings on 'Tough' Guy Stephen Kelly to Handle Capitol Hill, Fitton said, "Bob Mueller setting up his own Justice Department. Shut it down." The Daily Beast article says Mueller has now brought on a liaison to Capitol Hill: Having hired a host of seasoned federal prosecutors for his probe of the president's associates, Bob Mueller has now brought on a liaison to Capitol Hill. Stephen Kelly, formerly the longtime congressional affairs chief for the FBI, has joined the probe, according to several sources familiar with his new role. "Stephen Kelly is exactly who I would hire if I wanted to share as little information with Congress as possible," said a Hill staffer who has interacted with Kelly in his new role as Mueller's congressional liaison. Robert Mueller also just hired his SEVENTEENTH liberal hack lawyer to investigate Trump. The latest hack is an Obama/Hillary donor. Fitton is right. Mueller has essentially set up his own Justice Department; he's the one doing all the investigating while Trump's Justice Department sits idly by doing absolutely NOTHING.

20:00

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White says US flew nuclear-capable B-1B bombers just off coast of North Korea "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US has flown nuclear-capable B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by F-15 fighters off North Korea's coast venturing the "farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone," separating the two Koreas, in the 21st century, the Pentagon's spokesperson said. "This is the farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) any U.S. fighter or bomber aircraft have flown off North Korea's coast in the 21st century, underscoring the seriousness with which we take (North Korea's) reckless behavior," said Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White. The DMZ is a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula near the 38th Parallel, separating North Korea from South Korea. It was created in 1953, following the armistice which ended the Korean War. "This mission is a demonstration of US resolve and a clear message that the President has many military options to defeat any threat. North Korea's weapons program is a grave threat to the Asia-Pacific region and the entire international community. We are prepared to use the full range of military capabilities to defend the US homeland and our allies," the spokeswoman added.

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White says US flew nuclear-capable B-1B bombers just off coast of North Korea "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US has flown nuclear-capable B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by F-15 fighters off North Korea's coast venturing the "farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone," separating the two Koreas, in the 21st century, the Pentagon's spokesperson said. "This is the farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) any U.S. fighter or bomber aircraft have flown off North Korea's coast in the 21st century, underscoring the seriousness with which we take (North Korea's) reckless behavior," said Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White. The DMZ is a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula near the 38th Parallel, separating North Korea from South Korea. It was created in 1953, following the armistice which ended the Korean War. "This mission is a demonstration of US resolve and a clear message that the President has many military options to defeat any threat. North Korea's weapons program is a grave threat to the Asia-Pacific region and the entire international community. We are prepared to use the full range of military capabilities to defend the US homeland and our allies," the spokeswoman added.

19:56

Will French ortolan bunting eating stop at last? "IndyWatch Feed World"

This is an ortolan bunting video from France.

From BirdLife:

22 Sep 2017

In France, the Ortolan Bunting may soon be finally off the menu

The French Ministry of Ecology, Nicolas Hulot has committed to ending the large-scale trapping of Ortolan Bunting, which takes place to meet demand for a cruel dish where the songbird is blinded, plumpened and drowned in brandy. Its a practice that has driven population declines of up to 84% in Europe since 1980.

By Alex Dale

Ortolan is a dish savoured with an almost ritualistic relish. Custom dictates that the diner eats the bird while wearing a napkin over their head; this, it is said, is to ensure the rich aromas do not escape while the gourmand chews the bird, bones and all, a process that lasts for several minutes. Pragmatically, the ritual may also have arisen because eating it is a messy business indeed. Or, others might say, out of shame. Because the process of delivering the Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana from perch to palate is a gruesome affair indeed.

The cruelty begins in the field, where around 30,000 Ortolan Buntings are captured every year during the autumn migration, as their flightpath from eastern Europe to west Africa takes them across France and in particular Landes, a poaching hotspot in the south-west of France. Here, songbirds are trapped in huge numbers, either in nets, or, in Provence, by getting snared by glue smeared on the branches of their favoured trees. BirdLife estimates around 500,000 protected passerines are illegally caught every year in France. Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs and Brambling Fringilla montifringilla are also targets for poachers, and many other species, such as European Goldfinch...

19:49

Putin: Russia Is Ready To Show Proof US Hurricanes Are Man-Made "IndyWatch Feed World"

Russian President Vladimir Putin has named the date he plans to release proof that the US government engineered the recent spate of hurricanes that devastated large parts of the U.S. Like a boxer confident in his [...]

19:45

Draco - Crystalline Sirian B Warfare "IndyWatch Feed World"

  

Not my usual sort of video but important. These are my personal experiences dealing with the dark factions behind the 369 triangulation. This video will not be to everyone's taste but I needed to get this out. Enjoy!

19:43

Hundreds of homeless have seemingly vanished in Salt Lake City following "police operation" "IndyWatch Feed World"

The streets around Salt Lake City's downtown emergency shelter have long been home to hundreds of homeless people. In recent weeks, though, nearly all seem to have vanished following a police operation. Local residents are mystified as to where they've gone. The Salt Lake City police chief, Mike Brown, said he had visited parks and the Jordan river, which threads its way to the Great Salt Lake and has homeless camps dotted along its banks, but he hadn't seen an influx from downtown. Sgt Brandon Shearer has been up in a police helicopter looking for camps and seemed equally perplexed when asked where the people had gone. "I don't know," he said. "That's a good question." Advocates, for their part, fear a humanitarian crisis is brewing. The unfolding drama is all the more remarkable considering that several years ago, national media reports published claims by Utah that it had "won the war" on homelessness there, at least when it came to housing those who had been outside the longest. Jon Stewart ran a laudatory piece titled "The homeless homed". But the picture wasn't quite that simple.

Hundreds of homeless have seemingly vanished in Salt Lake City following "police operation" "IndyWatch Feed World"

The streets around Salt Lake City's downtown emergency shelter have long been home to hundreds of homeless people. In recent weeks, though, nearly all seem to have vanished following a police operation. Local residents are mystified as to where they've gone. The Salt Lake City police chief, Mike Brown, said he had visited parks and the Jordan river, which threads its way to the Great Salt Lake and has homeless camps dotted along its banks, but he hadn't seen an influx from downtown. Sgt Brandon Shearer has been up in a police helicopter looking for camps and seemed equally perplexed when asked where the people had gone. "I don't know," he said. "That's a good question." Advocates, for their part, fear a humanitarian crisis is brewing. The unfolding drama is all the more remarkable considering that several years ago, national media reports published claims by Utah that it had "won the war" on homelessness there, at least when it came to housing those who had been outside the longest. Jon Stewart ran a laudatory piece titled "The homeless homed". But the picture wasn't quite that simple.

19:37

Social Democracy, Bernie Sanders, and the Options of the Radical Left "IndyWatch Feed World"

An interview with members of the Black Rose Anarchist Federation/Federacin Anarquista Rosa Negra.

19:34

ISIS film themselves in panic as Syrian army blows them "to smithereens" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Terrorists are filmed in blind panic as they are hunted down in the desert as their so-called caliphate crumbles into sand THIS is the moment a group of ISIS jihadis are blown to smithereens after being hunted down by a Syrian government tank. Footage filmed on a head-cam inside an armoured car shows the moment the death cult troops spot a tank. One of the jihadis can be heard screaming: "Tank on the right side. The tank..the tank..the tank is over there, over there, over there." The machine can't be seen in the clip but a bright flash is visible which could suggest that its barrel is firing rounds. The jihadi can then be heard crying out: "Anti-tanks oh anti-tanks..follow us." Another asks where the tank is. And the jihadi replies: "Over there, the tank will bomb us." The armoured car then tries to out-drive the tank before stopping. Someone can be heard saying: "No-one gets off...stop...stop." Then there are pleas for the anti-tank units to protect them.

ISIS film themselves in panic as Syrian army blows them "to smithereens" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Terrorists are filmed in blind panic as they are hunted down in the desert as their so-called caliphate crumbles into sand THIS is the moment a group of ISIS jihadis are blown to smithereens after being hunted down by a Syrian government tank. Footage filmed on a head-cam inside an armoured car shows the moment the death cult troops spot a tank. One of the jihadis can be heard screaming: "Tank on the right side. The tank..the tank..the tank is over there, over there, over there." The machine can't be seen in the clip but a bright flash is visible which could suggest that its barrel is firing rounds. The jihadi can then be heard crying out: "Anti-tanks oh anti-tanks..follow us." Another asks where the tank is. And the jihadi replies: "Over there, the tank will bomb us." The armoured car then tries to out-drive the tank before stopping. Someone can be heard saying: "No-one gets off...stop...stop." Then there are pleas for the anti-tank units to protect them.

19:32

Ukrainian armed forces purposefully target doctors and civilians in Donbass "IndyWatch Feed World"

AFU shelled car of ambulance in the night from 17 to 18 September that arrived to the Petrovskiy district that was shelled and a civil man got wounded. When we arrived, we were told that the mortar shelled landed.

Ukrainian armed forces purposefully target doctors and civilians in Donbass "IndyWatch Feed World"

AFU shelled car of ambulance in the night from 17 to 18 September that arrived to the Petrovskiy district that was shelled and a civil man got wounded. When we arrived, we were told that the mortar shelled landed.

19:24

Guess Who Concocted the War on Terror Doctrine Before 9/11? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Guess Who Concocted the War on Terror Doctrine Before 9/11? | war-on-terror | 911 Truth Propaganda Sleuth Journal Special Interests US News War Propaganda World News

The War on Terror is a concoction to manipulate you out of your rights and allow an endless war against a faceless enemy.

War on Terror has become a catchcry phrase after the biggest of all false flag operations, September 11th. While its true that 9/11 became the pretext for the War on Terror, and catapulted the doctrine from an idea to official US policy (and a preeminent Western ideology going into the 21st century), the idea didnt originate with the George W. Bush Administration. The origins of the phrase War on Terror can actually be traced back to around 1979 and to another infamous New World Order agenda-pusher by the name of Benjamin Netanyahu, the current Prime Minister of Israel. The War on Terror has become such a hackneyed phrase that its worthy of being trademarked and corporatized, if the Military Industrial Complex hasnt done so already. Think of how much carnage, death and destruction have been wrought in the name of fighting the War on Terror and its various offshoots such as Radical Islamic Terrorism  millions of people killed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Yemen, Syria, Palestine and more  and theres no sign of it stopping. The War on Terror is the ultimate abstract endless war against a nebulous faceless enemy. Its not going to stop until enough people see through the deception.

Meet Benjamin Netanyahu, Inventor of the War on Terror

Netanyahu is more than just an Israeli politician. Netanyahus father, Benzion Netanyahu, was a leader of Revisionist Zionism, a colonialist, aggressive, xenophobic and expansionist form of Israeli nationalism founded by Zeev Jabotinsky in the early part of the 20th century. Netanyahu was already talking about terrorism in 1979 when he wrote his book International Terrorism: Challenge and Response that year. He wrote another book on terrorism in 1995, a major work entitled Fighting Terrorism: How Democracies Can Defeat Domestic and International...

19:23

Activation & Initiation "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

This is a guide based on my own experiences of what it means to be initiated and what the activation process actually is.......

Thanks to creation for getting me this far........

Sethikus Boza:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXT4...

Randi Green:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTxf...
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19:20

Vanuatu prepares to evacuate 5000 as Ambae volcanic eruption intensifies "IndyWatch Feed World"

Authorities in Vanuatu were preparing to evacuate as many as 5000 people on Saturday, as a volcanic eruption on Ambae island continued to intensify. The country's Geohazards Department on Saturday raised its alert from level three to four, what it classified as a "moderate eruption state." The volcano is one of the most active in the world, but its activity has steadily increased in the past couple of weeks, said Esline Garaeviti, the manager of the Geohazards Department. On Saturday, that increased further, with the volcano belching ash across much of the 400sqkm island. "In the early hours, around 3-4am, we noticed that the activity started to increase, followed by another eruptive phase," said Ms Garaeviti. "So the ash plume from Ambae is still there now. The ash fall is expected all around the island." "The increased level of activity means increased area of risk," she said. "There's more risk exposed to people on the island, that's why. It's a moderate state of activity." Ms Garaeviti stressed that the state of the eruption was only moderate, but there was every chance it could increase. However, authorities on the island, which sits between Santo and Pentecost about halfway up the archipelago, were swinging into action on Saturday. Shadrack Welegtabit, the director of the Vanuatu National Disaster Management Office, said his officials weren't taking chances, and were preparing to start evacuating half of the island's 10,000 people from one side to the other.

Vanuatu prepares to evacuate 5000 as Ambae volcanic eruption intensifies "IndyWatch Feed World"

Authorities in Vanuatu were preparing to evacuate as many as 5000 people on Saturday, as a volcanic eruption on Ambae island continued to intensify. The country's Geohazards Department on Saturday raised its alert from level three to four, what it classified as a "moderate eruption state." The volcano is one of the most active in the world, but its activity has steadily increased in the past couple of weeks, said Esline Garaeviti, the manager of the Geohazards Department. On Saturday, that increased further, with the volcano belching ash across much of the 400sqkm island. "In the early hours, around 3-4am, we noticed that the activity started to increase, followed by another eruptive phase," said Ms Garaeviti. "So the ash plume from Ambae is still there now. The ash fall is expected all around the island." "The increased level of activity means increased area of risk," she said. "There's more risk exposed to people on the island, that's why. It's a moderate state of activity." Ms Garaeviti stressed that the state of the eruption was only moderate, but there was every chance it could increase. However, authorities on the island, which sits between Santo and Pentecost about halfway up the archipelago, were swinging into action on Saturday. Shadrack Welegtabit, the director of the Vanuatu National Disaster Management Office, said his officials weren't taking chances, and were preparing to start evacuating half of the island's 10,000 people from one side to the other.

19:19

Syrians lament cost of US bombing: 'Raqqa was a beautiful city, now it's completely destroyed' "IndyWatch Feed World"

US-led coalition airstrikes on Raqqa, an Islamic State stronghold in Syria, have claimed many civilian lives and forced tens of thousands to flee. RT's Ruptly agency spoke to the displaced locals who described how the city was leveled in front of their eyes. The ancient city of Raqqa, which has recently become known as the de-facto capital of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists in Syria, is currently under siege by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-led militia backed by the US-led coalition. The besieged city has come under heavy air bombardment while civilians have been trapped in IS-occupied neighborhoods, unable to escape. The SDF on Wednesday said that "80 percent" of Raqqa has been retaken from IS and that the operation has moved into the final phase. At the same time, some SDF forces were seen being transferred away from the battlefield to the northern areas of the Deir ez-Zor province, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. The dislocation comes as the Syrian armed forces backed by Russian Air Force have been pushing out IS terrorists after liftking the siege of the city of Deir ez-Zor. People in the Al-Mabrookeh refugee camp told Ruptly of the terrors they faced being caught in the middle of the fighting between IS terrorists and the US-backed SDF. "The coalition launched heavy airstrikes over the residential areas and the nearby towns in the western and northern sectors, especially northward, where they targeted ISIS headquarters, and also locations where civilians were killed," Ahmad Ibrahim told Ruptly. "Schools, where students were studying, have been targeted as well. There was nothing there, and they have just been hit and destroyed,"he said.

Syrians lament cost of US bombing: 'Raqqa was a beautiful city, now it's completely destroyed' "IndyWatch Feed World"

US-led coalition airstrikes on Raqqa, an Islamic State stronghold in Syria, have claimed many civilian lives and forced tens of thousands to flee. RT's Ruptly agency spoke to the displaced locals who described how the city was leveled in front of their eyes. The ancient city of Raqqa, which has recently become known as the de-facto capital of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists in Syria, is currently under siege by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-led militia backed by the US-led coalition. The besieged city has come under heavy air bombardment while civilians have been trapped in IS-occupied neighborhoods, unable to escape. The SDF on Wednesday said that "80 percent" of Raqqa has been retaken from IS and that the operation has moved into the final phase. At the same time, some SDF forces were seen being transferred away from the battlefield to the northern areas of the Deir ez-Zor province, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. The dislocation comes as the Syrian armed forces backed by Russian Air Force have been pushing out IS terrorists after liftking the siege of the city of Deir ez-Zor. People in the Al-Mabrookeh refugee camp told Ruptly of the terrors they faced being caught in the middle of the fighting between IS terrorists and the US-backed SDF. "The coalition launched heavy airstrikes over the residential areas and the nearby towns in the western and northern sectors, especially northward, where they targeted ISIS headquarters, and also locations where civilians were killed," Ahmad Ibrahim told Ruptly. "Schools, where students were studying, have been targeted as well. There was nothing there, and they have just been hit and destroyed,"he said.

19:14

Death Of Worlds Richest Woman Adds $1 Billion To Her Estate "IndyWatch Feed World"

The worlds richest woman LOreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt died on Wednesday aged 94. Her estates net worth. valued at $44.7 billion by Forbes. increased by $1 Billion, as news of her death sent LOreal shares [...]

19:07

Russia Threatens To Fire Back On U.S. Proxies, Special Forces If Fired On Again "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Brandon Turbeville Even after the apparent cooling of tensions between Russia and the United States in Syria, it seems that the potential for direct...

19:04

Adorable Chimpanzee Is Learning To Trust Again, And The Photos Are Too Cute "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

This 10-month-old chimpanzee hasnt had the easiest start in life. Though he is now cared for by kind caregivers, Farah once lived in chains after being seized by wildlife traffickers who killed his mother.

Sadly, his story is not unusual. Every year, millions of helpless animals are orphaned as a result of poaching or human negligence. In fact, the illegal industry generates a profit of five to 20 million dollars annually. Even if the trade does result in species going extinct, many poachers do not care as it is profitable short-term.

Fortunately, Farah is now living a good live at Mefou Sanctauary, Ape Africas safe haven which is located in Cameroon, Africa. The non-profit is focused on the conservation of chimpanzees, monkeys and gorillas.

When Farah first arrived at the sanctuary, he was distrustful of humans and shied away from the strange sights and sounds. The patent caretakers eventually earned his trust, however. Now, hes realizing humans arent all that bad.

In the photo below, Farah curiously looks at his caregiver, Stephanie.

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19:00

How Youve Been Tricked Into Living in the Land of the Legally Dead "IndyWatch Feed World"

September 24th, 2017 By Pao L. Chang Guest writer for Wake Up World The current reality of man is heavily controlled by words. As a result of that, words play a big role in shaping the reality and culture of man. Besides shaping the reality and culture of man, words also play an important role in trade. []

18:58

Yet another study done that links autism with aluminum found in most vaccines "IndyWatch Feed World"

A peer-reviewed study conducted by scientists at the University of British Columbia, has established a link between a popular aluminum vaccine and autism. It is no question that the subject of vaccines is profoundly controversial. On both sides of the argument exists truth and lies that can hinder the ability of some to make rational decisions. While we have everyone from attorneys to biologists, to political scientists who write for the Free Thought Project, none of us are doctors, so we do not make recommendations about what you and your family should do in regards to vaccination. That being said, when we see critical information about vaccines that fails to be covered in the mainstream media, we will cover it every time. This is one of those times.

Yet another study done that links autism with aluminum found in most vaccines "IndyWatch Feed World"

A peer-reviewed study conducted by scientists at the University of British Columbia, has established a link between a popular aluminum vaccine and autism. It is no question that the subject of vaccines is profoundly controversial. On both sides of the argument exists truth and lies that can hinder the ability of some to make rational decisions. While we have everyone from attorneys to biologists, to political scientists who write for the Free Thought Project, none of us are doctors, so we do not make recommendations about what you and your family should do in regards to vaccination. That being said, when we see critical information about vaccines that fails to be covered in the mainstream media, we will cover it every time. This is one of those times.

18:49

Is California next? Concerns increase as a series of killer quakes hit the Pacific 'Ring of Fire' "IndyWatch Feed World"

In the span of just 24 hours, a series of powerful earthquakes rocked several locations along the Pacific one by one this week, all in a seismic region known as the 'Ring of Fire' - and, others in its path, including California, are now wondering if they could be next. Roughly 90 percent of the world's earthquakes occur in this belt, which loops from New Zealand to Chile, passing through the coasts of Asia and the Americas on the way. Now, after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand on Wednesday followed by temblors off the coasts of Japan (6.1), Vanuatu (6.4), and Indonesia (5.7) early Thursday morning, experts admit the Pacific is experiencing 'unusual' seismic activity, leaving the West Coast on edge. After a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand on Wednesday followed by temblors off the coasts of Japan (6.1), Vanuatu (6.4), and Indonesia (5.7) early Thursday morning, others along the Ring of Fire - including California - are wondering if they could be next. But, experts say offshore quakes happen in the region all the time, and go unnoticed But, this doesn't necessarily mean California or other areas of the West Coast will be affected by the events.

Is California next? Concerns increase as a series of killer quakes hit the Pacific 'Ring of Fire' "IndyWatch Feed World"

In the span of just 24 hours, a series of powerful earthquakes rocked several locations along the Pacific one by one this week, all in a seismic region known as the 'Ring of Fire' - and, others in its path, including California, are now wondering if they could be next. Roughly 90 percent of the world's earthquakes occur in this belt, which loops from New Zealand to Chile, passing through the coasts of Asia and the Americas on the way. Now, after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand on Wednesday followed by temblors off the coasts of Japan (6.1), Vanuatu (6.4), and Indonesia (5.7) early Thursday morning, experts admit the Pacific is experiencing 'unusual' seismic activity, leaving the West Coast on edge. After a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand on Wednesday followed by temblors off the coasts of Japan (6.1), Vanuatu (6.4), and Indonesia (5.7) early Thursday morning, others along the Ring of Fire - including California - are wondering if they could be next. But, experts say offshore quakes happen in the region all the time, and go unnoticed But, this doesn't necessarily mean California or other areas of the West Coast will be affected by the events.

18:45

London Grenfell Tower disaster damages mental health "IndyWatch Feed World"

London, England: Grenfell survivors and local residents outside Kensington & Chelsea Council Town Hall demanding the resignation of the council

From daily News Line in Britain:

Saturday, 23 September 2017

GRENFELL INFERNO! unprecedented trauma

THE GRENFELL Tower disaster triggered a mental health crisis of an unprecedented scale, a leading doctor has said 100 days on from the fire.

NHS data shows 457 adults have been flagged as being in urgent need of treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, while 39 children are also receiving specialist mental health care.

Survivors and nearby witnesses of the June 14 inferno, which left so many dead, are considered to have a 50% chance of developing the disorder, according to health service modelling. Those mentally scarred by the tragedy report suffering from flashbacks and sleeplessness, which can be triggered by the sight of the towers wreckage, clinicians say.

Dr Alastair Bailey, the clinical psychological lead at the NHS Grenfell Tower Trauma Service, said the impact of the fire is unlike anything seen before by the health service. He said: It is unprecedented, I dont think we have experienced anything like it. We had similar events that have been large-scale, traumatic events that have occurred in the UK.

We think about the London bombings, the terror attack in Tunisia which affected British nationals and other events...

18:45

Rare oarfish washes up in Oak Bay, British Columbia "IndyWatch Feed World"

A strange sea creature that washed up on Oak Bay's Rattenbury Beach late Thursday morning has been identified as a very rare king-of-the-salmon, according to a local biologist. The unique name of the king-of-the-salmon originates from Makah First Nation legend, in which the fish (Trachiptreus altivelis) was believed to be the "king" that would lead salmon back to their rivers to spawn, noted Jackie Hildering, a biologist and marine educator, who goes by the handle of The Marine Detective on her blog. The strange-looking fish, at more than two metres long, was found deceased beside the water by a man who was walking on the beach with his dog.

Rare oarfish washes up in Oak Bay, British Columbia "IndyWatch Feed World"

A strange sea creature that washed up on Oak Bay's Rattenbury Beach late Thursday morning has been identified as a very rare king-of-the-salmon, according to a local biologist. The unique name of the king-of-the-salmon originates from Makah First Nation legend, in which the fish (Trachiptreus altivelis) was believed to be the "king" that would lead salmon back to their rivers to spawn, noted Jackie Hildering, a biologist and marine educator, who goes by the handle of The Marine Detective on her blog. The strange-looking fish, at more than two metres long, was found deceased beside the water by a man who was walking on the beach with his dog.

18:40

Fearless Dog Who Saved 52 People Is Rescuing Victims Of Mexico Earthquake "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Last Tuesday, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico. At least 230 people were killed and thousands were injured. The terrifying incident took place just two weeks after another, more powerful earthquake shook up Oaxaca.

This latest natural disaster left the area in ruins and many people trapped under the rubble. Fortunately, thousands of emergency services, military members and civilians are helping rescue trapped victims. Among them is a six-year-old Mexican Navy (SEMAR) rescue dog who has saved 52 people in her career.

Frida the Labrador has been tirelessly searching for survivors. As can be seen in the photos below, she is equipped with her own personal protective equipment which includes customized boots and goggles. The boots protect her paws from abrasive materials and the goggles shield her eyes from debris.

Despite the double tragedy Mexico has experienced, its heartening to know activists like Frida are nearby and willing to help out.

Following are photos of the fearless dog:

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18:39

Not learning from past mistakes: Zuckerberg rehires 'Gang of Eight' pollsters to garner support for 2017 DACA amnesty "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mark Zuckerberg's deputies have rehired the pollsters behind the 2014 "Gang of Eight" electoral disaster to help persuade politicians that support for the 2017 DACA amnesty will not be a career-ending decision. The pollsters' "optimized messaging" advice proved catastrophic to many politicians in 2014, including five defeated Democratic Senators plus the GOP's House Majority Leader, Rep. Eric Cantor, who lost his Virginia primary. The amnesty-boosting advice was also catastrophic for Sen. Marco Rubio, and for Sen. Chuck Schumer, who lost the five Democrats and four more open seats held by retiring Democrats. That loss of nine seats cost Schumer the opportunity to be the Senate's Majority leader for President Barack Obama's last two years and President Donald Trump's first two years. Because of the 2014 amnesty fiasco, many politicians - and a New York real-estate developer - realized that most Americans want to like immigrants but they also strongly oppose big uncontrolled amnesties which allow companies to unfairly hire cheap labor and to sideline Americans and their growing children. Pollster Kellyanne Conway recognized the combination of decency and anger, and she used that knowledge to help Donald Trump bulldoze the GOP and Democratic establishments in 2016. This year, the pollsters have only persuaded credulous liberal reporters who are eager to believe that Americans welcome more crime and civic conflict, lower wages, fewer college slots, and fewer taxpayer dollars.

Not learning from past mistakes: Zuckerberg rehires 'Gang of Eight' pollsters to garner support for 2017 DACA amnesty "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mark Zuckerberg's deputies have rehired the pollsters behind the 2014 "Gang of Eight" electoral disaster to help persuade politicians that support for the 2017 DACA amnesty will not be a career-ending decision. The pollsters' "optimized messaging" advice proved catastrophic to many politicians in 2014, including five defeated Democratic Senators plus the GOP's House Majority Leader, Rep. Eric Cantor, who lost his Virginia primary. The amnesty-boosting advice was also catastrophic for Sen. Marco Rubio, and for Sen. Chuck Schumer, who lost the five Democrats and four more open seats held by retiring Democrats. That loss of nine seats cost Schumer the opportunity to be the Senate's Majority leader for President Barack Obama's last two years and President Donald Trump's first two years. Because of the 2014 amnesty fiasco, many politicians - and a New York real-estate developer - realized that most Americans want to like immigrants but they also strongly oppose big uncontrolled amnesties which allow companies to unfairly hire cheap labor and to sideline Americans and their growing children. Pollster Kellyanne Conway recognized the combination of decency and anger, and she used that knowledge to help Donald Trump bulldoze the GOP and Democratic establishments in 2016. This year, the pollsters have only persuaded credulous liberal reporters who are eager to believe that Americans welcome more crime and civic conflict, lower wages, fewer college slots, and fewer taxpayer dollars.

18:27

Congratulations World, Sea Turtles Are Officially Making a Comeback From the Brink of Extinction "IndyWatch Feed World"

Humans have caused a lot of destruction to Earth and mother nature itself. It isnt often that we clean up the messes weve caused, however, weve done well this time!

Because of our rapid industrialization, deforestation, and other external forces brought upon nature by humanity has caused a tremendous effect on the environment. There has been a variety of different species that are near being wiped out completely from the planet. Polar bears, Bengal tigers, and even bees are all nearing complete extinction as modern society continues to grow. Sea turtles were one of the most upsetting components of the list, however, because of conservation foundations and the good will of the people they are returning from the brink of extinction!

Scientists have found that the population levels of the large sea turtles have been improving when they looked at nearly 60 different regions across the Earth. According to experts, long life sea turtles have been pushed to endangering levels because of hunting, fishing nets, habitat loss, plastic o rings, pollution, and climate change. However, there have been massive amounts of effort put into preserving and protecting baby sea turtle eggs and the turtles themselves.

Theres a positive sign at the end of the story, Mazaris said. We should be more optimistic about our efforts in society. said study lead author Antonios Mazaris, an ecology professor at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece.

There are a variety of different sea turtle species that have been at risk. In fact, there are only seven different types of sea turtles all of whom are at risk besides one. They can live for several decades and weight over 1,000 pounds!

They have more turtles than they know what to do with, said Roderic Mast, a sea turtle advisory group co-chairman at the International Union for Conservation of Nature, which determines the global list of endangered species. After looking at 299 sets of turtle populations over different lengths of time all over the globe. The researchers found that 95 of them were increased, but 35 were still down.

The evidence is widespread a...

18:23

Greece Could Leave The EU: Why The Grexit Option Deserves Consideration "IndyWatch Feed World"

Eight years into the deepest economic depression that an industrialized country has ever experienced, we are now being told that Greece is a success story. Having accepted the bitter medicine prescribed by the troikathe European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fundthe storyline today is that Greece is on the road to recovery, firmly within the European Union and the eurozone.

This narrative was recently echoed by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in his annual speech at the Thessaloniki Trade Fair, Greeces equivalent to the State of the Union address. In this speech, Tsipras triumphantly declared that talk of Grexitor a Greek departure from the eurozone and the EUhas been replaced by that of Grinvest.

Within such a context, there is seemingly no room for discussions about whether it is in Greeces best interest, even after so many years of implementing the troikas austerity diktats, to consider a departure from the eurozone and the EU. Indeed, the narrative is that the people of Greece overwhelmingly have never supported the prospect of Grexit.

All throughout the economic crisis in Greece, it has been reported that polls have consistently shown clear majorities favoring the countrys European trajectory and rejecting the possibility of a departure from the eurozone and EU.

So the Greeks want the euro at all costs, even if it means more harsh austerity measures and cuts to wages, pensions and social services. Or so we are told. These claims would be believable if they were the product of robust public debate and deliberation on the respective pros and cons of remaining within the European family or departing. But in Greece, and in most of the global mainstream media, there is no such debate and never has been.

Instead, what has taken place in Greece during the economic crisis has been the complete elimination from public debate of opponents of the prevalent economic and political doctrines. Those who oppose the eurozone, the EU, or simply the austerity measures, are stamped with the scarlet letter of being nationalists, xenophobes, or fascists. Such rhetoric became even more polarized following the Brexit referendum result. The Brexit result and the rise of populism have themselves been demonized, while poll results that contradict the mainstream narrative are habitually buried by the supposedly objective major media outlets.

Following the first installment of this series in which the less-than-democratic r...

18:20

To Help Residents Repair Homes After Irma, Govt Gave Out Code Violations for Damaged Property "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Matt Agorist When all logic and reason is devoid of a decision as in many decisions made by the State authorities often...

18:20

Catalonia Closes Ranks As Outrage Over Crackdown Grows "IndyWatch Feed World"

Spains increasingly public crackdown on the planned October 1 secession referendum in Catalonia appears to be bringing the population of the northeastern region together. Reports say that the social indignation toward police action is spreading far from just the pro-secession crowd.

Spains Constitutional Court forbade the referendum, and national police have been out in growing force trying to undermine the lead-up to the vote. Still, theres little sign theyre going to be able to prevent the vote outright, and mostly theyre just angering everybody in the region.

If anything, theres some speculation that Spains crackdown is likely to sway the outcome more in favor of secession, as the pro-secession crowd is more mobilized than ever, and resentment is soaring. Polls had previously shown Catalonia widely split on the issue.

With 10 days left to the vote, theres a lot of time for the situation to continue to escalate, with thousands of Catalan demonstrators in the streets, and thousands more police arriving on ferries in Barcelona.

Leaders of the region say the referendum will take place irrespective of moves against them. In the meantime, however, talk of a general strike is mounting, and prosecutors are threatening sedition charges for the pro-secession movement.

Top photo | People shout slogans during a protest in Barcelona, Spain, Sept. 21, 2017. Thousands have gathered at the gates of Catalonias judiciary body in Barcelona to demand the release of a dozen officials arrested in connection with a vote on independence that Spanish central authorities are challenging as illegal. (AP/Manu Fernandez)


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18:16

Austrian opposition party chairman calls Crimea's reunification with Russia legitimate "IndyWatch Feed World"

Crimea is part of Russia, and it must be recognized. This was stated on Friday by the chairman of the Austrian Freedom Party Heinz-Christian Strache on the eve of the elections to the National Council of Austria (lower house of parliament) on October 15. "The Crimea is a real part of Russia, it needs to be accepted." Sanctions on this issue should eventually be canceled.", Strache said in response to a question from the Austrian press agency whether Austria should recognize the reunification of Crimea with Russia and abolish the related sanctions. In turn, the head of the New Austria party, Matthias Stroltz, noted that Austria can not yet acknowledge the fact of reunification. "But we need to agree that the Crimea will never return to Ukraine, and cancellation of the sanctions can follow Russia's clear steps towards democracy, freedom of speech, respect for human rights. Without this, sanctions can not be lifted, " Stroltz said. At the same time, Chancellor of Austria Christian Kern and Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurtz still believe that "the annexation of Crimea violates international law." "But the sanctions did not lead to an improvement in the situation in Ukraine," Kern added.

Austrian opposition party chairman calls Crimea's reunification with Russia legitimate "IndyWatch Feed World"

Crimea is part of Russia, and it must be recognized. This was stated on Friday by the chairman of the Austrian Freedom Party Heinz-Christian Strache on the eve of the elections to the National Council of Austria (lower house of parliament) on October 15. "The Crimea is a real part of Russia, it needs to be accepted." Sanctions on this issue should eventually be canceled.", Strache said in response to a question from the Austrian press agency whether Austria should recognize the reunification of Crimea with Russia and abolish the related sanctions. In turn, the head of the New Austria party, Matthias Stroltz, noted that Austria can not yet acknowledge the fact of reunification. "But we need to agree that the Crimea will never return to Ukraine, and cancellation of the sanctions can follow Russia's clear steps towards democracy, freedom of speech, respect for human rights. Without this, sanctions can not be lifted, " Stroltz said. At the same time, Chancellor of Austria Christian Kern and Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurtz still believe that "the annexation of Crimea violates international law." "But the sanctions did not lead to an improvement in the situation in Ukraine," Kern added.

18:15

How A Free Grocery Store Is Cutting Food WasteAnd Hunger "IndyWatch Feed World"

By via Yes Magazine

Each weeknight, The Free Store redistributes up to 1,500 surplus food items to anyone who wants themno questions asked.

On a windy late afternoon, dozens of people have lined up in front of a 20-foot-long repurposed shipping container situated on a church parking lot. Inside, volunteers are unloading food items from custom-built shopping carts and stacking them onto rows of shelves. There are hearty rice meals and healthy salads, thick sandwiches, pies, and other savory and sweet items. This is just another busy day for The Free Store.

We saw the potential in an untapped food supply.

The Free Store is a nonprofit organization that redistributes surplus food from local businesses in New Zealands capital city, Wellington, to those in need. It was inspired by a two-week art project in 2010 where artist Kim Paton filled a shop with surplus food items from bakeries and supermarkets. Anyone visiting the shop could take what they wanted free of charge.

I heard that some of the food in the shop was...

18:13

The Health Benefits of Sleeping Naked "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Health Benefits of Sleeping Naked | man-asleep | General Health Special Interests

Insomnia is a bigger issue in the United States than most people think. More than a third of all American adults arent getting enough sleep. Thats enough to be considered an epidemic. Sleeplessness doesnt just make you yawn; it has a significant effect on obesity, diabetes, blood circulation, muscle health, heart health, the immune system, and cognitive behavior.[1]

Because of our sleep crisis, more people than ever before have resorted to sleeping pills. In 2015, Americans spent an estimated $41 billion on sleep aids. A 2013 study concluded that nearly nine million Americans use sleeping pills, and that figure continues to rise.[2] This is cause for concern as sleep aids can have severe health consequences. They may lead to dependence, addiction, and a number of negative side effects.[34] Fortunately, theres an all natural (and au naturale) trick you can try to sleep better tonight.

Simply sleeping naked has a host of health benefits including better sleep, balanced mood, better sex life, weight loss, and sexual health for both men and women.

1. Sleeping Naked Gives You Better Quality Sleep

Temperature has a tremendous effect on your sleep patterns and quality. While your body temperature is usually somewhere around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, studies have found cooler ambient temperatures support better sleep. A slight drop in room temperature signals your body that its bedtime,...

18:10

Trump Looking To Expand Drone Strikes Outside Conventional Warzones "IndyWatch Feed World"

US President Donald Trump is seeking to loosen some Obama-era limits on drone attacks and ground raids outside conventional warzones US media reports have said.

The New York Times, citing unnamed officials, reported on Thursday that Trumps top national security advisers have proposed relaxing two rules from the administration of Barack Obama, the former US president.

The officials said the targets of kill missions by the military and the CIA would be expanded to include foot-soldier fighters with no special skills or leadership roles.

The officials added that proposed drone attacks and raids would no longer undergo high-level vetting.

The New York Times report comes after NBC News published a story on Monday about the Trump administration contemplating policy changes that will further expand the CIAs authority to conduct drone raids in a number of countries, both in and out of warzones.

NBC News cited officials at intelligence agencies, the Pentagon, Congress and the White House, who all requested anonymity to discuss the classified programme.

The international human rights organization Reprieve has found that since Trump took office in January this year, at least 30 civilians have been killed in ground raids and drone attacks in Yemen, where the US is not formally at war. That number includes women and children.

 

Foreign policy disaster

The US military has admitted that civilians, including children, were probably killed in Yemen, in the first operation authorised by Trump.

In one week in March, the Trump administration...

18:08

National Police arrive in Barcelona on ferry decorated with Looney Tunes "IndyWatch Feed World"

CATALAN BID FOR INDEPENDENCE National Police arrive in Barcelona on ferry decorated with Looney Tunes As tensions between Madrid and Catalonia reach boiling point, Twitter users find the funny side of the peculiar choice of vessel. El Gobierno da un ultimtum a Puigdemont: si no desconvoca el referndum, dejarn que Silvestre se coma a Pioln. []

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18:05

Mexico City feels another 6.2 magnitude quake, citizens evacuate onto streets "IndyWatch Feed World"

Earthquake warning sirens are currently sounding in Mexico City while the head of the city government has advised that emergency protocols have been activated following a 6.4 temblor in the city of Ixtepec in the southern state of Oaxaca. Initial reports from the Mexican Seismological authority said the quake struck at 07:53 am local time at a depth of 10 kilometers with an epicenter approximately 12 km north of the City of Ixtepec. This is around 530km south of Mexico City. In an update, the service downgraded it to a 6.1 magnitude earthquake, placing its epicenter seven kilometers west of the town of Union Hidalgo in Oaxaca at a depth of 75km. So far there have been no reports of injuries, fatalities or damage, reports news outlet 24 Horas.

Mexico City feels another 6.2 magnitude quake, citizens evacuate onto streets "IndyWatch Feed World"

Earthquake warning sirens are currently sounding in Mexico City while the head of the city government has advised that emergency protocols have been activated following a 6.4 temblor in the city of Ixtepec in the southern state of Oaxaca. Initial reports from the Mexican Seismological authority said the quake struck at 07:53 am local time at a depth of 10 kilometers with an epicenter approximately 12 km north of the City of Ixtepec. This is around 530km south of Mexico City. In an update, the service downgraded it to a 6.1 magnitude earthquake, placing its epicenter seven kilometers west of the town of Union Hidalgo in Oaxaca at a depth of 75km. So far there have been no reports of injuries, fatalities or damage, reports news outlet 24 Horas.

18:04

New crustacean discovery in Dutch Zeeland "IndyWatch Feed World"

Caprella equilibra, photo by Brian Prins

This photo by Brian Prins shows a crustacean species, new for the Netherlands: Caprella equilibra.

Its size is only four millimeter.

It was found near Borssele in Zeeland province.

18:04

German psychiatrist: "Migrants have an enormous potential for violence, with a completely different set of values - we have let in a time bomb" "IndyWatch Feed World"

On 18 September, German Public Broadcaster ZDF showed an interview by Peter Hahne. It posited the idea that Germany has been living in fear for quite some time and asks the questions: "Is that right? Are we Germans fearful in our own country for violence, terrorism and war? Or is this mood promoted, exaggerated by the media? What is the truth about 'German angst'?" On the ZDF website, the interview is introduced by noting increased crime in German cities, the growth in the number of terrorist attacks in Europe, assaults by immigrants against unreproachable citizens, the threat of climate change. So, the program asks, what is happening in the world, in Europe, in Germany? Is it really all that dangerous? Should we fear? Or is it a conspiracy "to make people live in fear and coerce them into a certain direction? What to make of the emotional state of the Germans? Is the fear genuine, or constructed? Can it be fought with arguments, proof and 'fact-checks'? These are the questions Peter Hahne discussed with his guests.

German psychiatrist: "Migrants have an enormous potential for violence, with a completely different set of values - we have let in a time bomb" "IndyWatch Feed World"

On 18 September, German Public Broadcaster ZDF showed an interview by Peter Hahne. It posited the idea that Germany has been living in fear for quite some time and asks the questions: "Is that right? Are we Germans fearful in our own country for violence, terrorism and war? Or is this mood promoted, exaggerated by the media? What is the truth about 'German angst'?" On the ZDF website, the interview is introduced by noting increased crime in German cities, the growth in the number of terrorist attacks in Europe, assaults by immigrants against unreproachable citizens, the threat of climate change. So, the program asks, what is happening in the world, in Europe, in Germany? Is it really all that dangerous? Should we fear? Or is it a conspiracy "to make people live in fear and coerce them into a certain direction? What to make of the emotional state of the Germans? Is the fear genuine, or constructed? Can it be fought with arguments, proof and 'fact-checks'? These are the questions Peter Hahne discussed with his guests.

18:02

Calling Kaepernick Son Of A Bitch, Trump Urges NFL To Fire All Protesting Players "IndyWatch Feed World"

Civil libertarians, racial justice advocates, and NFL players from across the league expressed outrage overnight after President Donald Trump called on owners of professional football teams to fire players who express their political views.

In a veiled reference to quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who last season started a wave of protest by kneeling during pre-game National Anthems in protest of police killings of unarmed black men, Trump said during a campaign-style rally in Alabama on Friday night, Wouldnt you love to see one of the NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say Get that son of a bitch off the field right now?'

Bishop Sankey, running back for the Minnesota Vikings who called the presidents behavior a disgrace, was among the many players in the league who condemned the president for his comments.

Kaepernick remains unsigned to a team this season and though Trump did not mention him specifically by name the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has remained a key target among right-wingers who express the opinion that black athletes should keep quiet about their political opinions.

As journalist and justice activist Shaun King tweeted:

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17:57

Study asks if people with wide faces have a higher sex drive than those with narrow faces "IndyWatch Feed World"

New research published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior suggests that the size and shape of your face may predict your sex drive and how likely you are to cheat on your partner. Recently, behavioral and psychological researchers have taken an interest in facial morphology - that is, how the shape of the human face may correlate with certain attitudes, behaviors, and personality traits. For example, some studies have suggested that in men, a high facial width-to-height ratio (FWHR) may signal aggressiveness, unethical behavior, and even psychopathy. New research - led by Steven Arnocky, of Nipissing University in Ontario, Canada - examines the role of men and women's FWHR in sexual relationships, infidelity, and mate selection.

Phrenology is IN! Study asks if people with wide faces have a higher sex drive than those with narrow faces "IndyWatch Feed World"

New research published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior suggests that the size and shape of your face may predict your sex drive and how likely you are to cheat on your partner. Recently, behavioral and psychological researchers have taken an interest in facial morphology - that is, how the shape of the human face may correlate with certain attitudes, behaviors, and personality traits. For example, some studies have suggested that in men, a high facial width-to-height ratio (FWHR) may signal aggressiveness, unethical behavior, and even psychopathy. New research - led by Steven Arnocky, of Nipissing University in Ontario, Canada - examines the role of men and women's FWHR in sexual relationships, infidelity, and mate selection.

Phrenology is IN! Study asks if people with wide faces have a higher sex drive than those with narrow faces "IndyWatch Feed World"

New research published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior suggests that the size and shape of your face may predict your sex drive and how likely you are to cheat on your partner. Recently, behavioral and psychological researchers have taken an interest in facial morphology - that is, how the shape of the human face may correlate with certain attitudes, behaviors, and personality traits. For example, some studies have suggested that in men, a high facial width-to-height ratio (FWHR) may signal aggressiveness, unethical behavior, and even psychopathy. New research - led by Steven Arnocky, of Nipissing University in Ontario, Canada - examines the role of men and women's FWHR in sexual relationships, infidelity, and mate selection.

17:49

Women Have Quarter of A Brain Saudi Cleric Claims "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Saudi cleric has been slated for saying that women dont deserve to drive because they only have a quarter of a brain. Sheikh Saad Al-Hijri was also banned from performing his religious duties because of his outrageous comments. Al-Hijri made his brain-numbing remarks at a lecture aptly titled, The evils of women driving. Women []

17:45

"Fukushima Update: 15,325.2 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.
- Shiva

Updated September 23, 2017: Fukushima Equals 15,325.2 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow; There is No Place On Earth to Escape the Rad: The 3 melted-through cores of the destroyed reactors, now melted together into a single "corium" totaling over 600 tons, at Fukushima daily release the radioactive equivalent of 6.45 Hiroshima bombs directly into the atmosphere and the Pacific Ocean. As of September 23, 2017 - 2,376 days since the disaster began - this equals the detonation of 15,325.2 Hiroshima atomic bombs and it is still going strong, with no end in sight, considering that the half-life of uranium...

17:45

Unintended consequences & ugly repercussions: Catalonia situation deteriorating "IndyWatch Feed World"

As NakedCapitalism's Jerri-Lynn writes, the Catalonia crisis is accelerating, with Madrid's crackdown increasing support for independence even among those previously not so disposed. This does not look like it will end well. Spain will deploy police reinforcements to the northeastern region of Catalonia to maintain order and take action if a referendum on independence pledged by the Catalan government but deemed illegal by Spain should take place, officials said Friday. AP reports that an Interior Ministry statement said the extra agents would provide backing for the Catalan regional police who are also under orders to prevent the staging of the referendum. But protests continue to grow and Rajoy's actions only seem to solidify opposition... "I feel the way people used to feel during Franco regime. Nothing less. Because Francoism is still alive," said protester Josep Selva, referring to Gen. Francisco Franco's military regime that ruled Spain between 1939 and 1978, three years after his death. "The political reform of 1978 only legalized Francoism and disguised it as democracy," he said. But, as WolfStreet.com's Don Quijones points out Madrid's crackdown on Catalonia is already having one major consequence, presumably unintended: many Catalans who were until recently staunchly opposed to the idea of national independence are now reconsidering their options.

Unintended consequences & ugly repercussions: Catalonia situation deteriorating "IndyWatch Feed World"

As NakedCapitalism's Jerri-Lynn writes, the Catalonia crisis is accelerating, with Madrid's crackdown increasing support for independence even among those previously not so disposed. This does not look like it will end well. Spain will deploy police reinforcements to the northeastern region of Catalonia to maintain order and take action if a referendum on independence pledged by the Catalan government but deemed illegal by Spain should take place, officials said Friday. AP reports that an Interior Ministry statement said the extra agents would provide backing for the Catalan regional police who are also under orders to prevent the staging of the referendum. But protests continue to grow and Rajoy's actions only seem to solidify opposition... "I feel the way people used to feel during Franco regime. Nothing less. Because Francoism is still alive," said protester Josep Selva, referring to Gen. Francisco Franco's military regime that ruled Spain between 1939 and 1978, three years after his death. "The political reform of 1978 only legalized Francoism and disguised it as democracy," he said. But, as WolfStreet.com's Don Quijones points out Madrid's crackdown on Catalonia is already having one major consequence, presumably unintended: many Catalans who were until recently staunchly opposed to the idea of national independence are now reconsidering their options.

17:41

Russia prepping lawsuit for illegal U.S. seizure of diplomatic property as Russian diplomats evicted from San Francisco homes - but justice unlikely "IndyWatch Feed World"

Russia would have little chance of winning a favorable judgment on the illegality of the US government seizing its diplomatic property in the United States if the issue was ever brought before any court especially one in America, analysts told Sputnik. On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference after the BRICS Summit in China said he would instruct the Foreign Ministry to go to court after the US State Department seized three Russian diplomatic facilities in retaliation for Moscow's decision to cut US diplomatic staff in Russia. Russian diplomats left the Consulate General in San Francisco and two other diplomatic entities in New York City and Washington on Saturday, while US security agents entered the premises and conducted a search, which Moscow said violated the Vienna Convention.

Russia prepping lawsuit for illegal U.S. seizure of diplomatic property as Russian diplomats evicted from San Francisco homes - but justice unlikely "IndyWatch Feed World"

Russia would have little chance of winning a favorable judgment on the illegality of the US government seizing its diplomatic property in the United States if the issue was ever brought before any court especially one in America, analysts told Sputnik. On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference after the BRICS Summit in China said he would instruct the Foreign Ministry to go to court after the US State Department seized three Russian diplomatic facilities in retaliation for Moscow's decision to cut US diplomatic staff in Russia. Russian diplomats left the Consulate General in San Francisco and two other diplomatic entities in New York City and Washington on Saturday, while US security agents entered the premises and conducted a search, which Moscow said violated the Vienna Convention.

17:41

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

For decades, many groups have fought against the inclusion of fluoride in publicly supplied water, arguing that the risks of mass fluoride consumption outweigh the purported benefits. Now, a new study published in Environmental Health Perspectives has added to the scientific literature that suggests that fluoride negatively impacts human intelligence, especially in children and infants.

The study, surprisingly, was widely reported in the U.S. mainstream media despite the fact that its findings contradict the governments official position regarding the safety of fluoride.

The study examined nearly 300 sets of mothers and children living in Mexico and tested the childrens cognitive development twice over a 12 year period. A drop in scores on intelligence tests was observed for every 0.5 milligram-per-liter increase in fluoride exposure beyond 0.8 milligrams per liter found in maternal urine. While researchers found a potential connection to prenatal fluoride exposure, they found no significant influence of fluoride exposure on brain development once a child was born.

While the study is likely to cause concern for mothers-to-be around the world, the findings of this study will be of particular concern for those living in areas where public water is fluoridated. In Mexico, where the study was conducted, fluoride is not added to public water supplies and fluoride exposure largely occurs via naturally occurring fluoride in the environment, fluoridated salt and supplements. In contrast, three-quarters of the U.S. population is exposed to fluoride through public water, in addition to other sources of fluoride such as fluoridated toothpaste.

FluorideHowever, the American Dental Association (ADA) took issue with the study, stating, its findings are not applicable to the U.S. The ADA continues to endorse fluoridation of public water as the most effective public health measure to prevent tooth decay. The ADA declined to state why the studys findings were not applicable to pregnant women in the United States, given that fluoride co...

17:40

H-Bombs -vs- A-Bombs: Whats The Difference & Why Does N. Korea Crave Thermonuclear? "IndyWatch Feed World"

The most recent North Korean nuclear test was claimed by Pyongyang to be a successful hydrogen bomb detonation. While the experts question whether the country is actually capable of using it, what are the main differences between H- and A-bombs? The test was performed by Pyongyang on September 3, and resulted in perfect success, according []

17:36

China implements additional UN restrictions on North Korea, caps oil supplies and bans gas exports "IndyWatch Feed World"

China is to limit the export of refined oil products and totally ban exports of liquefied natural gas and gas condensate to North Korea, as well as textile imports from that country, the Ministry of Commerce has announced. China will limit refined oil exports to North Korea to 500,000 barrels for the period from next Sunday, October 1, to the end of the year, in compliance with the latest UN restrictive measures imposed on Pyongyang due to its sixth nuclear test earlier in September. The UN resolution states that starting next year, exports of the refined oil products such as gasoline, diesel, heavy fuel oil, etc. will be capped at 2 million barrels annually.

Former aide Gorka: Trump to dump new team and reunite old team "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sebastian Gorka, until recently a deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, has predicted that Trump will conduct an imminent cull of his White House team in order to bring back people more beholden to the president's original agenda. Gorka was ousted from the White House last month, just days after his former Breitbart News colleague Steve Bannon met a similar fate as part of a shakeup in the wake of John Kelly's arrival as Trump's chief of staff. Since coming on board at the end of July, Kelly, a former general, has sought to cut out the numerous voices competing for the president's attention, restricting access to those who, like Bannon, once regularly dropped by the Oval Office. Reports have since described Trump as isolated within the West Wing. And Gorka, a self-styled counter-terrorism expert who earned Trump's admiration with his combative defense of the president in interviews, does not believe the current setup will continue for much longer.

China implements additional UN restrictions on North Korea, caps oil supplies and bans gas exports "IndyWatch Feed World"

China is to limit the export of refined oil products and totally ban exports of liquefied natural gas and gas condensate to North Korea, as well as textile imports from that country, the Ministry of Commerce has announced. China will limit refined oil exports to North Korea to 500,000 barrels for the period from next Sunday, October 1, to the end of the year, in compliance with the latest UN restrictive measures imposed on Pyongyang due to its sixth nuclear test earlier in September. The UN resolution states that starting next year, exports of the refined oil products such as gasoline, diesel, heavy fuel oil, etc. will be capped at 2 million barrels annually.

Former aide Gorka: Trump to dump new team and reunite old team "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sebastian Gorka, until recently a deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, has predicted that Trump will conduct an imminent cull of his White House team in order to bring back people more beholden to the president's original agenda. Gorka was ousted from the White House last month, just days after his former Breitbart News colleague Steve Bannon met a similar fate as part of a shakeup in the wake of John Kelly's arrival as Trump's chief of staff. Since coming on board at the end of July, Kelly, a former general, has sought to cut out the numerous voices competing for the president's attention, restricting access to those who, like Bannon, once regularly dropped by the Oval Office. Reports have since described Trump as isolated within the West Wing. And Gorka, a self-styled counter-terrorism expert who earned Trump's admiration with his combative defense of the president in interviews, does not believe the current setup will continue for much longer.

17:35

According to a Recent Study, Teenagers Are Avoiding Booze, Sex and Driving Like Never Before "IndyWatch Feed World"

For most of the time, everyone has always perceived the teenage years to be dangerous because teenagers are so reckless. However, a new study shows that todays teens are actually avoiding the rebellious lifestyle.

There are a lot of bad things about modern day society, and us media folks tend to have a habit of reporting on the negative sides a bit too much. While there is a variety of different issues with society today, there are actually some surprisingly good things about it too! While most people view teenagers as reckless and rebellious, a new study suggests that todays teens are less rambunctious than the typical teenager.

Parents always dread the teenage years and its understandable. The teenage years are where we ultimately discover ourselves and it can also be kind of a make it or break it phase of life. Parents tend to dread the teenage years because they are concerned for their kids safety. People worry about teenagers getting drunk and driving, getting addicted to drugs, or end up becoming a parent before theyre ready. However, a recent study conducted by psychologists Jean Twenge and Heejung Park found that teenagers these days prefer to sit at home, say no to drugs and alcohol, and scroll through social media instead of partying! This an awesome sign for the future of our generation.

The study was published in the journal Child Development. It analyzed survey responses from over 8.5 million teenagers given between 1976 and 2016. Todays teens were found to be less likely to drive, work for pay, go on dates, have sex, or even go out without their parents! This isnt just about parenting, Twenge told Business Insider. Its also about teens themselves and the economy and fertility rates and people living longer.

While the studies conclusions are based on personal survey responses it might not apply to all of the generation Z.

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17:34

Trump meets with Ghani, focus on mineral resources "IndyWatch Feed World"

President Donald Trump and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have voiced support for US companies developing Afghanistan's vast trove of minerals, in what Trump sees as payment for the US's role in the drawn out war. The two leaders met in New York on Thursday, where they discussed how American companies can help "quickly develop Afghanistan's rare earth mineral resources," the White House said in a statement. The White House said the two "agreed that such initiatives would help American companies develop materials critical to national security while growing Afghanistan's economy and creating new jobs in both countries, therefore defraying some of the costs of United States assistance as Afghans become more self-reliant." Trump has had his eyes on Afghanistan's vast mineral resources as a way to cover the $117 billion cost of the war and reconstruction efforts since the US began bombing and occupying the country in 2001. Reuters reports that Trump told advisors in June that the US should demand a share of Afghanistan's minerals as a payment for US assistance given to the Afghan government. In July, the New York Times reported that senior White House aides met with an executive from American Elements, which specialises in mineral extraction, to discuss the potential for Afghanistan. Afghanistan is home to vast deposits of gold, silver, platinum, coal, lithium, natural gas, uranium, tantalum and copper, among other minerals.

Trump meets with Ghani, focus on mineral resources "IndyWatch Feed World"

President Donald Trump and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have voiced support for US companies developing Afghanistan's vast trove of minerals, in what Trump sees as payment for the US's role in the drawn out war. The two leaders met in New York on Thursday, where they discussed how American companies can help "quickly develop Afghanistan's rare earth mineral resources," the White House said in a statement. The White House said the two "agreed that such initiatives would help American companies develop materials critical to national security while growing Afghanistan's economy and creating new jobs in both countries, therefore defraying some of the costs of United States assistance as Afghans become more self-reliant." Trump has had his eyes on Afghanistan's vast mineral resources as a way to cover the $117 billion cost of the war and reconstruction efforts since the US began bombing and occupying the country in 2001. Reuters reports that Trump told advisors in June that the US should demand a share of Afghanistan's minerals as a payment for US assistance given to the Afghan government. In July, the New York Times reported that senior White House aides met with an executive from American Elements, which specialises in mineral extraction, to discuss the potential for Afghanistan. Afghanistan is home to vast deposits of gold, silver, platinum, coal, lithium, natural gas, uranium, tantalum and copper, among other minerals.

17:34

Southeast Asia sees rapid spread of a 'super malaria', resistant to the most effective anti-malaria drug "IndyWatch Feed World"

The rapid spread of "super malaria" in South East Asia is an alarming global threat, scientists are warning. This dangerous form of the malaria parasite cannot be killed with the main anti-malaria drugs. It emerged in Cambodia but has since spread through parts of Thailand, Laos and has arrived in southern Vietnam. The team at the Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Bangkok said there was a real danger of malaria becoming untreatable. Prof Arjen Dondorp, the head of the unit, told the BBC News website: "We think it is a serious threat. "It is alarming that this strain is spreading so quickly through the whole region and we fear it can spread further [and eventually] jump to Africa."

Southeast Asia sees rapid spread of a 'super malaria', resistant to the most effective anti-malaria drug "IndyWatch Feed World"

The rapid spread of "super malaria" in South East Asia is an alarming global threat, scientists are warning. This dangerous form of the malaria parasite cannot be killed with the main anti-malaria drugs. It emerged in Cambodia but has since spread through parts of Thailand, Laos and has arrived in southern Vietnam. The team at the Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Bangkok said there was a real danger of malaria becoming untreatable. Prof Arjen Dondorp, the head of the unit, told the BBC News website: "We think it is a serious threat. "It is alarming that this strain is spreading so quickly through the whole region and we fear it can spread further [and eventually] jump to Africa."

17:32

Report: US created an Afghani force unable to provide national security "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Pentagon has spent billions outfitting Afghan forces without giving them proper training, failing to understand the full "complexities and scale of the mission," a government watchdog said, also pointing out other flaws in US strategy. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) issued a critical report on Thursday, titled Reconstructing the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces: Lessons From the US Experience in Afghanistan SIGAR found the US government ill-prepared to help Afghanistan in building proper security forces that could protect the country from "internal and external threats and prevent the country from becoming a terrorist safe haven." One of the key problems outlined in the report was that Afghan soldiers, while being handed advanced weaponry, were poorly trained. The US and NATO instructors sent to Afghanistan were themselves undertrained and undermanned, with the NATO training mission for ANDSF missing at least 50 percent of its staff. Over 100,000 Afghan police were trained by US Army pilots, infantry officers, and civilian contractors, despite these clear concerns about the competency of the instructors.

Report: US created an Afghani force unable to provide national security "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Pentagon has spent billions outfitting Afghan forces without giving them proper training, failing to understand the full "complexities and scale of the mission," a government watchdog said, also pointing out other flaws in US strategy. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) issued a critical report on Thursday, titled Reconstructing the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces: Lessons From the US Experience in Afghanistan SIGAR found the US government ill-prepared to help Afghanistan in building proper security forces that could protect the country from "internal and external threats and prevent the country from becoming a terrorist safe haven." One of the key problems outlined in the report was that Afghan soldiers, while being handed advanced weaponry, were poorly trained. The US and NATO instructors sent to Afghanistan were themselves undertrained and undermanned, with the NATO training mission for ANDSF missing at least 50 percent of its staff. Over 100,000 Afghan police were trained by US Army pilots, infantry officers, and civilian contractors, despite these clear concerns about the competency of the instructors.

17:31

The Parsons Green bombing 1 week later: What do we now know? "IndyWatch Feed World"

A week has passed since the terrorist attack on Parsons Green tube station in West London, but police have offered few definitive answers at this stage. RT rounds up what we know so far. Although no one was killed in the blast, 30 commuters were injured when an improvised explosive device (IED), planted towards the rear of a District Line train, partially detonated during morning rush hour. The official terrorism threat level in the UK has returned to 'severe', meaning an attack is highly likely, but no longer imminent, having been raised to 'critical' in the aftermath of the blast. Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) claimed responsibility for the bombing via its Amaq news agency. As Londoners try to return to life as normal, RT sums up everything we know so far about the attack and the ongoing police investigation.

The Parsons Green bombing 1 week later: What do we now know? "IndyWatch Feed World"

A week has passed since the terrorist attack on Parsons Green tube station in West London, but police have offered few definitive answers at this stage. RT rounds up what we know so far. Although no one was killed in the blast, 30 commuters were injured when an improvised explosive device (IED), planted towards the rear of a District Line train, partially detonated during morning rush hour. The official terrorism threat level in the UK has returned to 'severe', meaning an attack is highly likely, but no longer imminent, having been raised to 'critical' in the aftermath of the blast. Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) claimed responsibility for the bombing via its Amaq news agency. As Londoners try to return to life as normal, RT sums up everything we know so far about the attack and the ongoing police investigation.

17:30

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

"Uncle Sam vs. Russia in Eastern Syria:
 the Nightmare Scenario" 
By Mike Whitney

"The impending collapse of ISIS has touched off a race for territory in the oil-rich eastern part of Syria pitting US-backed forces against the Russian-led coalition of Syria, Iran and Hezbollah. This is the nightmare scenario that everyone wanted to avoid. Washington and Moscows armies are now converging on the same area at the same time greatly increasing the probability of a conflagration between the two nuclear-armed superpowers. The only way a clash can be avoided is if one party backs down, which seems increasingly unlikely.

The situation can be easily explained. The vast swath of territory captured by ISIS is steadily shrinking due to the dogged perseverance of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) which has liberated most of the countryside west of the Euphrates River including the former ISIS stronghold at Deir Ezzor, a critical garrison at the center of the fighting. ISIS is also getting pressure from the north where the US-backed SDF is pounding their capital at Raqqa while deploying troops and tanks southward to the oil fields in Deir Ezzor province.

Washington has made it clear that it wants its proxy-army to control the area east of the Euphrates...

17:29

An independent Kurdistan will allow Israel to 'kill two birds with one stone' "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Kurdistan independence vote scheduled for September 25 will play into Tel Aviv's hands: an independent Kurdish state would allow Israel to solve its energy issues and weaken its regional rivals Iraq and Syria, Iraqi expert told Sputnik. For his part, a Syrian general revealed what steps the Syrian Army is taking to halt Kurdish separatism. Israel has good reason to support the creation of an independent Kurdistan in the Middle East, Iraqi security expert Ahmed al-Sharifi told Sputnik Arabic: This project targets Damascus and Baghdad to guarantee water and energy supplies to Tel Aviv. "Since 2005 [Benjamin] Netanyahu has spoken about the necessity of building an oil pipeline from [the Iraqi cities of] Kirkuk and Mosul to the Mediterranean Sea through Syria, to provide Israel with a constant source of energy," al-Sharifi emphasized. According to the expert, Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) was created "to replace the governments in Syria and Iraq with pro-American authorities." It would also have played into the hand of Israel, he believes. "It would have allowed Israel to maintain control over oil and water resources," al-Sharifi suggested. "Additionally, [Tel Aviv] would have had loyal neighbors from the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean basin."

An independent Kurdistan will allow Israel to 'kill two birds with one stone' "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Kurdistan independence vote scheduled for September 25 will play into Tel Aviv's hands: an independent Kurdish state would allow Israel to solve its energy issues and weaken its regional rivals Iraq and Syria, Iraqi expert told Sputnik. For his part, a Syrian general revealed what steps the Syrian Army is taking to halt Kurdish separatism. Israel has good reason to support the creation of an independent Kurdistan in the Middle East, Iraqi security expert Ahmed al-Sharifi told Sputnik Arabic: This project targets Damascus and Baghdad to guarantee water and energy supplies to Tel Aviv. "Since 2005 [Benjamin] Netanyahu has spoken about the necessity of building an oil pipeline from [the Iraqi cities of] Kirkuk and Mosul to the Mediterranean Sea through Syria, to provide Israel with a constant source of energy," al-Sharifi emphasized. According to the expert, Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) was created "to replace the governments in Syria and Iraq with pro-American authorities." It would also have played into the hand of Israel, he believes. "It would have allowed Israel to maintain control over oil and water resources," al-Sharifi suggested. "Additionally, [Tel Aviv] would have had loyal neighbors from the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean basin."

17:27

This Couples Photoshoot Is Going Viral For The Best Possible Reason "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Messages of body positivity may be pervading mainstream society, but many women and men are still made to feel as if their physical forms are inadequate. It is likely because of this that a recent boudoir photoshoot of an unconventional couple recently went viral after being posted to Facebook by Wolf & Rose Photography.

Stephanie and Arryn, a young couple from Texas, are friends with the photographers behind Wolf & Rose Photography and agreed to the photoshoot when they saw an open call for everyday models. Little did they know their steamy pics would inspire millions

The photoshoot turned out to be a real confidence-booster for Stephanie. I honestly have never felt more attractive, she told HuffPost. I was so nervous to see the final result. I didnt know what to expect. But when I saw the album, I was shocked. I look so in love and confident. Every person should be able to see themselves in that light. It is really eye-opening.

Ordinarily, curvier women such as her are made to feel bad about exposing their bodies. This is because stretch marks and love handles are not deemed attractive qualities by mainstream culture. However, Stephanie loves her body and so does Arryn. Aware of this, Stephanie used the photoshoot as an opportunity to spread an important message about body positivity something she has struggled with all of her life.

I remember being in junior high and looking at myself in the mirr...

17:27

Iran unveiled new ballistic missile at military parade hours before test "IndyWatch Feed World"

Iran has successfully test-fired a new long-range ballistic missile that can carry several warheads to hit multiple targets, local media reported. The test comes hours after the locally-made missile was unveiled at a military parade in Tehran. Footage aired by the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) on Friday showed the missile launched from an unknown location. The video also featured telemetry camera footage from four different angles, purportedly showing the moment when the missile was discharged. The Khorramshahr missile is the third Iran has purchased, with a range of 2,000 kilometers, according to Mehr news agency. "The 2,000-km-range missile can carry the warhead 1,800km away," the Commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh told reporters on Friday. "The specification of this missile is that it can carry several warheads instead of one to hit several targets," he added. The Khorramshahr missile, weighing more than a ton, has been manufactured in a smaller and more tactical size. It will be put into operation in the near future.

Iran unveiled new ballistic missile at military parade hours before test "IndyWatch Feed World"

Iran has successfully test-fired a new long-range ballistic missile that can carry several warheads to hit multiple targets, local media reported. The test comes hours after the locally-made missile was unveiled at a military parade in Tehran. Footage aired by the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) on Friday showed the missile launched from an unknown location. The video also featured telemetry camera footage from four different angles, purportedly showing the moment when the missile was discharged. The Khorramshahr missile is the third Iran has purchased, with a range of 2,000 kilometers, according to Mehr news agency. "The 2,000-km-range missile can carry the warhead 1,800km away," the Commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh told reporters on Friday. "The specification of this missile is that it can carry several warheads instead of one to hit several targets," he added. The Khorramshahr missile, weighing more than a ton, has been manufactured in a smaller and more tactical size. It will be put into operation in the near future.

17:25

Human Rights Watch: UN council has utterly failed to investigate war crimes committed under guise of fighting terrorism in Iraq "IndyWatch Feed World"

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused the UN Security Council (UNSC) of failing to investigate war crimes and rights abuses by anti-ISIS forces in Iraq. The group said it's a "flawed and selective" approach that turns a blind eye to abuses that have plagued the country for decades. On Thursday, the UNSC unanimously adopted a US-backed resolution that sets up an investigative team to collect evidence of "war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide" committed by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) members. While many welcomed the decision, with US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley saying the "landmark resolution was a major first step in addressing ISIL atrocities, especially against women," Human Rights Watch said the UN Council has utterly failed to include abuses by anti-ISIS forces.

Human Rights Watch: UN council has utterly failed to investigate war crimes committed under guise of fighting terrorism in Iraq "IndyWatch Feed World"

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused the UN Security Council (UNSC) of failing to investigate war crimes and rights abuses by anti-ISIS forces in Iraq. The group said it's a "flawed and selective" approach that turns a blind eye to abuses that have plagued the country for decades. On Thursday, the UNSC unanimously adopted a US-backed resolution that sets up an investigative team to collect evidence of "war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide" committed by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) members. While many welcomed the decision, with US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley saying the "landmark resolution was a major first step in addressing ISIL atrocities, especially against women," Human Rights Watch said the UN Council has utterly failed to include abuses by anti-ISIS forces.

17:24

Whitewashing the Vietnam war: Ken Burn's documentary revises the great crime to legitimize more wars of aggression "IndyWatch Feed World"

One of the most hyped "events" of American television, The Vietnam War, has started on the PBS network. The directors are Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Acclaimed for his documentaries on the Civil War, the Great Depression and the history of jazz, Burns says of his Vietnam films, "They will inspire our country to begin to talk and think about the Vietnam war in an entirely new way". In a society often bereft of historical memory and in thrall to the propaganda of its "exceptionalism", Burns' "entirely new" Vietnam war is presented as "epic, historic work". Its lavish advertising campaign promotes its biggest backer, Bank of America, which in 1971 was burned down by students in Santa Barbara, California, as a symbol of the hated war in Vietnam. Burns says he is grateful to "the entire Bank of America family" which "has long supported our country's veterans". Bank of America was a corporate prop to an invasion that killed perhaps as many as four million Vietnamese and ravaged and poisoned a once bountiful land. More than 58,000 American soldiers were killed, and around the same number are estimated to have taken their own lives.

17:22

18 Million Year Old Asexual Worm Could Unlock Secrets of Cloning Humans "IndyWatch Feed World"

Scientists have revealed how an asexual worm that lived 18 million years ago has been cloning itself without sexual reproduction solving a longstanding mystery. The species of tiny, transparent roundworm, Diploscapter pachys, belongs to one of the oldest living lineages of asexual animals, researchers confirmed. The research by New York University (NYU)s Center for []

17:18

McMaster told Mossad, IDF chiefs that Hezbollah is a resistance group, not a terror group "IndyWatch Feed World"

August meeting with US officials grew heated when H.R. McMaster rejected Israel's Hezbollah concerns, denied it was a terror group. US National Security Advisor General H.R. McMaster denied that Hezbollah was a terrorist group. He has also taken other stands that outrage Israel partisans. A new bombshell report alleges that a meeting between high-level Israeli officials and their American counterparts last month deteriorated when National Security Adviser H.R McMaster brushed off Israel's concerns about Hezbollah, at one point backing up an aide who denied that Hezbollah is a terror organization. According to the report on Channel 10 and PJ Media, McMaster yelled at Israeli officials, and denied that the Iran-backed militia is a terrorist group. Israeli had sent a high-level delegation to meet with their American counterparts on August 27, in order to discuss the looming threat by the Hezbollah terror group. Israel is worried that the militia is becoming entrenched on its Syrian border, and were incensed with McMaster brought along NSC Senior Director on Counter-Terrorism Mustafa Javed Ali, even asking him to leave the room when he denied that Hezbollah is a terror group.

McMaster told Mossad, IDF chiefs that Hezbollah is a resistance group, not a terror group "IndyWatch Feed World"

August meeting with US officials grew heated when H.R. McMaster rejected Israel's Hezbollah concerns, denied it was a terror group. US National Security Advisor General H.R. McMaster denied that Hezbollah was a terrorist group. He has also taken other stands that outrage Israel partisans. A new bombshell report alleges that a meeting between high-level Israeli officials and their American counterparts last month deteriorated when National Security Adviser H.R McMaster brushed off Israel's concerns about Hezbollah, at one point backing up an aide who denied that Hezbollah is a terror organization. According to the report on Channel 10 and PJ Media, McMaster yelled at Israeli officials, and denied that the Iran-backed militia is a terrorist group. Israeli had sent a high-level delegation to meet with their American counterparts on August 27, in order to discuss the looming threat by the Hezbollah terror group. Israel is worried that the militia is becoming entrenched on its Syrian border, and were incensed with McMaster brought along NSC Senior Director on Counter-Terrorism Mustafa Javed Ali, even asking him to leave the room when he denied that Hezbollah is a terror group.

17:16

No-brainer: Internal report finds Merkel should have gotten parliament's approval for opening borders to migrants "IndyWatch Feed World"

A report written by the German parliament's legal experts has found that parliament and not Angela Merkel should have decided on opening Germany's borders to refugees in September 2015. The report by the Bundestag Scientific Office, a team of non-partisan legal experts, stated that it is the role of the Bundestag (German parliament) to decide on all matters of essential relevance to the state. In the document, the main findings of which were published by Die Welt on Friday, the experts do not explicitly say that the decision made by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on September 4th 2015 to take in tens of thousands of refugees was a decision "of essential relevance to the state." Instead they refer to a ruling by the Federal Constitutional Court on refugees reuniting with their families in Germany. The ruling stated that "parliament is obliged to decide on whether, and to what extent, the proportion of non-Germans in the population will be altered by the arrival of foreigners inside the country."

No-brainer: Internal report finds Merkel should have gotten parliament's approval for opening borders to migrants "IndyWatch Feed World"

A report written by the German parliament's legal experts has found that parliament and not Angela Merkel should have decided on opening Germany's borders to refugees in September 2015. The report by the Bundestag Scientific Office, a team of non-partisan legal experts, stated that it is the role of the Bundestag (German parliament) to decide on all matters of essential relevance to the state. In the document, the main findings of which were published by Die Welt on Friday, the experts do not explicitly say that the decision made by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on September 4th 2015 to take in tens of thousands of refugees was a decision "of essential relevance to the state." Instead they refer to a ruling by the Federal Constitutional Court on refugees reuniting with their families in Germany. The ruling stated that "parliament is obliged to decide on whether, and to what extent, the proportion of non-Germans in the population will be altered by the arrival of foreigners inside the country."

17:07

Research suggests gravity waves have influence over weather and climate "IndyWatch Feed World"

In fluid dynamics, gravity waves are waves generated in a fluid medium or at the interface between two media when the force of gravity or buoyancy tries to restore equilibrium. An example of such an interface is that between the atmosphere and the ocean, which gives rise to wind waves. -source From Goethe University in Frankfurt Gravity waves form in the atmosphere as a result of destabilizing processes, for example at weather fronts, during storms or when air masses stroke over mountain ranges. They can occasionally be seen in the sky as bands of cloud. For weather forecast and climate models, however, they are mostly "invisible" due to their short wavelength. The effects of gravity waves can only be taken into consideration by including additional special components in the models. The "MS-GWaves" research unit funded by the German Research Foundation and led by Goethe University Frankfurt has meanwhile further developed such parameterizations and will test them in the second funding period.

Research suggests gravity waves have influence over weather and climate "IndyWatch Feed World"

In fluid dynamics, gravity waves are waves generated in a fluid medium or at the interface between two media when the force of gravity or buoyancy tries to restore equilibrium. An example of such an interface is that between the atmosphere and the ocean, which gives rise to wind waves. -source From Goethe University in Frankfurt Gravity waves form in the atmosphere as a result of destabilizing processes, for example at weather fronts, during storms or when air masses stroke over mountain ranges. They can occasionally be seen in the sky as bands of cloud. For weather forecast and climate models, however, they are mostly "invisible" due to their short wavelength. The effects of gravity waves can only be taken into consideration by including additional special components in the models. The "MS-GWaves" research unit funded by the German Research Foundation and led by Goethe University Frankfurt has meanwhile further developed such parameterizations and will test them in the second funding period.

17:07

Illegal Guatemalan immigrant breaks into NJ home, sexually assaults 6yo girl "IndyWatch Feed World"

A man in the country unlawfully was arrested early Tuesday morning after he was found in bed with a 6-year-old girl. Edgar Mendoza, a 32-year-old citizen of Guatemala, jumped out the second-floor window of a Bayard Street home after the child's father found him in bed with his daughter. Police apprehended Mendoza a short time later. The family does not know Mendoza, who now faces deportation, according to a police spokesperson. "The people in the residence do not know him," Lt. Stephen Varn said when asked if Mendoza was a stranger to the victim's family. "We believe he entered through the same window he jumped out of." Officials say the victim's father entered the young girl's room around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and found Mendoza in bed with his child. After Mendoza jumped out of the window, the father called police and provided a description of the alleged pedophile.

Illegal Guatemalan immigrant breaks into NJ home, sexually assaults 6yo girl "IndyWatch Feed World"

A man in the country unlawfully was arrested early Tuesday morning after he was found in bed with a 6-year-old girl. Edgar Mendoza, a 32-year-old citizen of Guatemala, jumped out the second-floor window of a Bayard Street home after the child's father found him in bed with his daughter. Police apprehended Mendoza a short time later. The family does not know Mendoza, who now faces deportation, according to a police spokesperson. "The people in the residence do not know him," Lt. Stephen Varn said when asked if Mendoza was a stranger to the victim's family. "We believe he entered through the same window he jumped out of." Officials say the victim's father entered the young girl's room around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and found Mendoza in bed with his child. After Mendoza jumped out of the window, the father called police and provided a description of the alleged pedophile.

17:07

Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes "IndyWatch Feed World"

Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes | senior-care | Sleuth Journal

 

 

The late comedian Jerry Lewis once said old people are discarded like yesterdays garbage.

 

In congressional testimony at age 92, actor Mickey Rooney explained abusive treatment he received from his stepson, saying (y)ou cant believe its happening to you.

 

You feel overwhelmed. He urged Congress to criminalize whats happening. Im asking you to stop this elderly abuse, he urged. I mean stop it now. Not tomorrow. Not next month, but now. Pass legislation saying its a crime, and we will not allow it in the United States of America.

 

Congress failed to act. Elder abuse is rampant. An earlier House Government Reform Committee study found nearly a third of US nursing homes cited for elder abuse thousands of incidents nationwide over a two-year period alone.

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17:04

Report: West is trying to influence Russia's 2018 elections, spent $80 million to do so "IndyWatch Feed World"

In Russia, from 2015 to the envisaged 2018, various states spent more than $80 million (4.5 billion rubles) to affect the Russian elections, the deputy director of the Institute for Strategic Studies and Forecasts of the Russian People's Friendship University, Nikita Danyuk estimated. The data is presented in the report "On the facts of interference in the information sovereignty of Russia before the presidential elections." The expert explained that there are three channels of financing through which foreigners can influence the processes inside Russia and try to destabilize the public opinion situation: foreign media holdings, sponsoring in-Russian media and supporting so-called independent Russian journalists.

Report: West is trying to influence Russia's 2018 elections, spent $80 million to do so "IndyWatch Feed World"

In Russia, from 2015 to the envisaged 2018, various states spent more than $80 million (4.5 billion rubles) to affect the Russian elections, the deputy director of the Institute for Strategic Studies and Forecasts of the Russian People's Friendship University, Nikita Danyuk estimated. The data is presented in the report "On the facts of interference in the information sovereignty of Russia before the presidential elections." The expert explained that there are three channels of financing through which foreigners can influence the processes inside Russia and try to destabilize the public opinion situation: foreign media holdings, sponsoring in-Russian media and supporting so-called independent Russian journalists.

17:01

Planned obsolescence: Apple products become much slower just before release of a new model "IndyWatch Feed World"

(Editor's note: Snopes made an effort to debunk this article. They claim it is misleading to quote the work of a student as a "Harvard Study," but we specifically said she did "what any person with Google Trends could do." The original article was published in 2014, and it is still relevant today. The purpose of this article is to get people questioning the incentives and behavior of powerful corporations.) If you were Apple, what tricks would you utilize to increase the sales of your latest product? If you know corporations, you'd know they use any possible trick they can as a generality to increase their profit: think of how huge a factor it would make in the sale of new iPhones if the old ones became slower. People have made the anecdotal observation that their Apple products become much slower right before the release of a new model. Now, a Harvard student's study has done what any person with Google Trends could do, and pointed out that Google searches for "iPhone slow" spiked multiple times, just before the release of a new iPhone each time.

16:57

Teens in Maryland charged with kidnapping, raping classmate - allegedly instigated by younger female acquaintance "IndyWatch Feed World"

Two young men were charged and a third remains at large after a teen girl was kidnapped and raped, according to police and court documents filed last week in Frederick. "This is very, very rare in my experience," said Detective Joe Palkovic, an assistant supervisor in the Frederick Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division. "The violence of it and the nature of the crime, the fact that this involves someone laying in wait, kidnapping the victim and then taking her to a separate location to rape her, is very rare." And a younger female acquaintance of the teen girl was identified in charging documents as the suspected mastermind of the crime. The case began Sept. 5, when Detective Anthony McPeak and Officer 1st Class Marlon Alvarez arrived at a home in the Hillcrest area to interview a high school-age girl about an assault she said happened at about 12:30 a.m. Sept. 1, according to police and two sets of charging documents filed last week in Frederick County District Court.

16:54

Proposed Courses of Action Versus Hamas and Hezbollah, January 2, 2011 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Background

In recent years, Iran strengthened its regional and global position through a wide array of alliances, spreading from Latin America to the borders of Israel. This has been done as to enhance /rants role as a regional leader, and to undermine efforts to halt its nuclear project. Within this strategic context, Iran had developed prominent ties with the Lebanese Hezbollah and the Gaza based Hamas.

Such ties pose a continuous challenge to stability in the Middle East, and disrupt the prospects of peace talks between Israel and moderate Palestinians. If a wide armed conflict breaks out due to an attempt to foil/rants nuclear project by force, these alliances might pose a serious military challenge. Such a challenge would be more serious to Israelis than to a non-regional observer, who would by nature see it as a secondary issue.

The paper will look at the contemporary challenge posed by those organizations, using the historic perspective of the Soviet revolution as a raw model. Forced by the necessity to form a new balance of power in the Middle East as a result of such a conflict several courses of action will be examined, and one will be recommended.

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16:49

Married Arkansas high school teacher slept with 4 students, 2 in same day "IndyWatch Feed World"

An Arkansas teacher allegedly had sex with four students, two on the same day, according to a court filing. Jessie Lorene Goline, an art teacher at Marked Tree High School in northeast Arkansas, allegedly had sexual relationships with four students, three who attended Marked Tree School District and one from East Poinsett County School District, according to an affidavit obtained by Arkansas Online. Goline, 25, was arrested Wednesday on charges of first-degree sexual assault, Arkansas State Police said. One student was younger than 18 at the time, Arkansas Online reported. On one of the occasions between January and April 2016, Goline drove a student to her apartment, where they had sex before going back to school. Later that day, Goline brought another student to her apartment, where they had sex, Arkansas Online reported.

16:38

GCR/RV Intel SITREP: "Opening Night" -- September 23, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"



Source: Dinar Chronicles

Like Crimea in Ukraine, Kurdistan decided last minute to hold referendum vote about leaving the country and government of Iraq and become a sovereign territory.



Unlike Crimea, the Kurds have no greater national sponsor like Russia backing them. Israel cannot openly annex them because there is no boarder relationship which there is a little bit with Crimea.



Kurdistan represents 12% of Iraq's total oil supply which will increase in future years on par with Iran.

What's interesting is Kurdistan's capital is Ebril and right next to Mosul, which we know as the ISIS stronghold recently defeated.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2017-09-20/iraq-s-kurds-seek-independence-what-impact-for-oil-markets

But Ebril is landlocked between Iran, Syria, Iraq and Turkey. They can't get their 500,000 plus daily barrels of crude to market without an access route to a sea port.

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16:36

FLASHBACK: Actor Tim Allen: The Clintons' are like herpes "IndyWatch Feed World"

Tim Allen isn't a typical "Hollywood liberal," which the comedian demonstrated by joking at the Clintons' expense in a new interview, comparing them to herpes. Allen sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss how his ABC sitcom "Last Man Standing" has recently become highly political. He explained that the "right-leaning character" he plays on the show is actually "milder" than he is, adding, "You wouldn't want to hear what I have to say." The popular comedian saved his sharpest barbs for the Clintons, and defended his show's decision to be critical of Hillary Clinton and ignore Trump. "We're not sure he's going to last," Allen said. "Whereas the Clintons are like herpes: Just when you think they're gone, they show up again."

16:23

Bali Volcano About to Erupt, Evacuations Already in Order "IndyWatch Feed World"

Im not entirely sure if I believe the end is near, but I cant deny that the sequential chain of natural disasters still going on in the world today is terrifying me. Im sure Im not alone either, especially after hearing about the erupting Bali volcano.

There has been a tremendous amount of natural devastation happen in the year two thousand seventeen. Almost every different region of the world has experienced some form of a devastating natural; disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes, monsoons, and tropical storms. Just weeks ago southern Texas was being slammed by hurricane Harvey. One week later, the East Coast and Southern Florida experienced devastation from hurricane Irma! If two hurricanes in one week arent already insane, Southern Asia is experiencing record-setting monsoons and flooding, Japan and Mexico just suffered from two earthquakes, and now a Bali Volcano is about to erupt!

Bali is on high alert right now due to tremors around Mount Agung Volcano. Authorities have warned tourists to avoid hiking and camping within four miles of the mountain because tremors shook the area and smoke rose above the crater, 3,000m above sea level. Volcanic activity remains high and there are indications of magma rising to the surface and causing tremors, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho of the National Disaster Management Agency. There should be zero public activity within the specified radius in case there is an eruption.

There have already been over 6,000 people evacuated for safety reasons, and they expect more to come. Some residents at the foothills were reluctant to move, and some are even gathering to watch the volcano in groups!

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16:17

Aid cuts threat to displaced people's camp in Myanmar "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Burma democracy campaign group has called on the UK to provide emergency funding to 9,000 displaced people in camps in Myanmar at risk from cuts in aid by other donors.

16:11

Bimbo Bono: U2 delayed new album because Trump disrupted the 'moral arc of the universe' "IndyWatch Feed World"

In January, U2 founding guitarist The Edge revealed that "Songs of Experience," the band's follow-up to its platinum-selling 2014 album "Songs of Innocence," was delayed because of Trump's election. Now Bono says "there's a couple of reasons why we delayed Songs of Experience. One personal, one political." "The world around us was certainly changing out of all recognition, we nearly lost the European Union, something that has helped keep the peace in our region for nearly 70 years," Bono told Rolling Stone of the United Kingdom's vote last year for independence from the European Union. "Globalization replaced with localization is somewhat understandable, but the return of hard right views is not to be tolerated. If Marie La Pen had been elected president of France, the whole idea of a European Union would have been vulnerable." "You've had the same sort of disaffection in the United States with the rise of a new kind of constituency, people on the both left and right who have lost faith in political process, the body politic, in political institutions," the Grammy-winner told the outlet. "These sentiments are easily played and manipulated by the likes of Donald Trump." Bono said Trump's election marked, "for the first time in many years, maybe in our lifetime, the moral arc of the universe, as Dr. King used to call it, was not bending in the direction of fairness, equality and justice for all."

16:10

Palestinian rights groups file 700-page dossier to ICC on Israeli apartheid and other human rights violations - DETAILS "IndyWatch Feed World"

Palestinian human rights lawyers and activists on Wednesday handed a 700-page dossier to the International Criminal Court alleging that Israeli authorities are responsible for crimes including apartheid and persecution in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. The documents are an attempt to provide evidence for an ongoing preliminary probe opened in 2015 by prosecutors at the global court into crimes committed on Palestinian territories. The so-called preliminary examination aims to establish if there are sufficient grounds for opening a full-scale investigation into alleged crimes by Israel, but also by Palestinians, during and since the 2014 Gaza conflict. Shawan Jabarin, director of Palestinian rights group Al-Haq, said in a statement that the dossier includes evidence that Israel forcibly removes Palestinians from the territories and replaces them with Israeli settlers.

16:10

Syrian refugee falsely accused of terrorism "IndyWatch Feed World"

As this video shows, hundreds of Syrian refugees in Arnhem city in the Netherlands have demonstrated against ISIS terrorism in Paris and in their homeland. They stated they wanted peace all over the world, not terrorism.

Their signs said things like: I am Kurdish, I am against terrorism and pointed out that they fled Syria because of ISIS violence.

By Felicity Collier in Britain:

Apology demanded as Yahyah Farroukh freed without charge

Saturday 23rd September 2017

THE employer of a Syrian refugee wrongfully arrested for terrorism demanded an apology from the police yesterday.

Suleman Sarwar, who manages the Aladdins chicken shop in Hounslow, said there had been abuse, threats, anger, and hatred, since Yahyah Farroukh was arrested at his place of work last Saturday over the Parsons Green Tube train bombing.

When Mr Farroukhs mother heard of his arrest, she suffered a heart attack and reportedly remains in a critical condition in a hospital in Egypt after collapsing from shock.

Mr Farroukh, 21, was released without charge on Thursday.

Mr Sarwar is asking for a fully unreserved apology from the Metropolitan Police, saying: The investigation brought Yahyah, his friends, family, place of employment and...

16:08

Kurdish delegation to visit Baghdad ahead of referendum "IndyWatch Feed World"

(KurdPress)  A delegation from the Kurdistan Region will visit Baghdad within the following two days to hold another discussion over pending disputes and the imminent independence referendum of the region, set for September 25.

According to a statement by Kurdistan Region Presidency, the decision was made after Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and his Iraqi counterpart met in Sulaimani on Wednesday.

According to BasNews the two officials discussed the alternatives proposed by the international community to convince Erbil put off the vote.

The report added that the two officials also talked about another initiative put forward by Iraqi President Fuad Masum.

Kurdistan
Image Source: Tom, Flickr, Creative Commons

In the meeting, Barzani reiterated that Erbil has tried every formula with Baghdad, from autonomy to federalism; but the central government of Iraq has failed to consider the Kurds as genius political partners.

He also pointed out that Erbil will continue dialogues with Baghdad before and after the referendum in hopes of paving the way for the sides to become friendly neighbors in the future as living together within on border did not work.

16:06

M3 closed in both directions after bomb disposal investigating potential hazardous material call upon police to shutdown motorway "IndyWatch Feed World"

Motorists and passengers remain stranded on the M3 while bomb disposal experts tackle a mysterious hazard on the carriageway.

Bomb disposal teams have been investigating a potential hazardous material on the M3 in Hampshire since 4am this morning and it is still partially closed.

The motorway, the main road between London and Southampton, is partially closed between junctions 9 and 11.

The Highways agency has warned of severe delays.

Among those stuck on the motorway are Manchester United fans making their way to Southampton for a 3pm kick off.

People are going to extreme lengths to pass the time


16:02

Lavrov: Russia will not allow Syria partition, Trump and Kim must chill out "IndyWatch Feed World"

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has held a press conference with journalists at the United Nations, during which he reiterated Russia's positions on key issues around the glob. Here are the main points. SYRIA: On Syria, Russia's Foreign Minister stated that "we cannot allow for partition". He further stated that it would only bring more instability to the Middle East and that the only parties who would benefit from such a thing would be those who seek to benefit from causing havoc across the region. Beyond this, Lavrov stated that time tables for military withdrawal among all foreign actors in Syria is premature and that this can only be discussed once the battle against terrorism is totally won. Sergey Lavrov also reiterated Russia's position that only the Syrian people can determine their future and that the political decisions of Syria should not be influenced by foreign powers. Comment: On the U.S.-led coalition, Lavrov had this to say: "About the foreign presence. There is legitimate presence based on an invitation from official authorities, but there is illegitimate one, namely presence of the US-led coalition and special forces' troops from a wide range of foreign countries who nobody has invited," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. "After terrorism is defeated, the first step should be the pullout of those who stay illegitimately in Syria," he said. "As for those, who were invited on a legitimate basis, leaders of the Syrian state will take a decision upon results of the political process," he noted. However, he also called for continued cooperation with the U.S. in Syria: "In order to deal a final blow to terrorists in fact, not just deconflicting is need, coordination is necessary. However, American military are forbidden from coordination," he added. ... "We have regular talks with the Americans, the Department of State and Pentagon. We have explained what is going on, as the Russian Defense Ministry had earlier announced publicly," he emphasized. "We have sent a clear message that if there are attempts to complicate the end of the counterterrorism operation from the areas that are close to American 'friends,' or what else they can be called, it will not be left without reaction," Lavrov concluded.

16:00

Cultural Marxism Exploding In America- All Part of NWO Plans (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed World"

Cultural Marxism Exploding In America- All Part of NWO Plans (VIDEO) | cultmarx | Multimedia New World Order Sleuth Journal Special Interests US News

There is a phenomenon that is surrounding us every day. Many see it but they have many different names for it. The overall effect of it however is very distinct. It is very real. The consequences are unmistakable and those consequences depends on how far you are willing to go to challenge this now invisible, seemingly symbolically tasteless, colorless and weightless phenomenon which is both completely ignored by the mainstream media, Hollywood and Academia while at the same time it is being rubbed in your face every day to where a normal person cannot help but to be chocked by this. In fact this phenomenon is so real and so encompassing that upon reading this first paragraph some will sincerely react by saying- what do you mean by normal?

Thats right. How dare I use the term normal when we are supposed to believe today that there is no such thing as normal. Oh, and science, reason and logic is also all out the door, havent you noticed? So is the concept of right versus wrong, free speech, moral values, belief in a higher power and many other things. By now many have probably guessed where Im going with this and what Im describing. Im describing todays politically correct phenomenon which as many know is grounded in what many refer to as Cultural Marxism, which itself has become the hallmark of the Liberal Left progressive ideology. Cultural Marxism itself is buried deep in the concept of multiculturalism. Lets explore this a bit more to clarify.

In a 2007 article on the topic written by Linda Kimball she discusses the core segments of Cultural Marxism as well as defines what it is and what are some of the core goals of this agenda.

There are two misconceptions held by many Americans. The first is that communism ceased to be a threat when the So...

15:50

Gasless Cows Could Help Cool The Atmosphere: UN Report "IndyWatch Feed World"

Scientists have found a way to mitigate the effects of global warming by breeding gasless cows for consumption without expanding the burden on the planet, through eliminating methane-producing bacteria living in their guts. Some cows belch and [...]

15:48

New study says expressive writing can help alleviate stress and stop worrying "IndyWatch Feed World"

Writing down the things that cause anxiety can help to alleviate stress and concerns, according to a new study carried out by the Michigan State University. Through this study, the first neural evidence of expressive writing has been shown. People worry a lot on a daily basis, which leads to stress, anxiety and related disorders and diseases. Most of the concerns are based on feelings or future events that might never happen. Sadly, it appears to be a condition that many people can't avoid suffering. However, this new research shows that there are simple things people can do to stop worrying. It backs up the research developed by James Pennebaker in the 80's about the benefits of journaling to reduce pressure and improve our immune system. "Worrying takes up cognitive resources; it's kind of like people who struggle with worry are constantly multitasking - they are doing one task and trying to monitor and suppress their worries at the same time. Our findings show that if you get these worries out of your head through expressive writing, those cognitive resources are freed up to work toward the task you're completing and you become more efficient" said lead author of the study, Hans Schroder, who is also an MSU doctoral student in psychology and a clinical intern at Harvard Medical School's McLean Hospital. What does the field of psychoneuroimmunology study?

15:47

Zuckerberg announces harsh anti-Russian censorship measures on Facebook? "IndyWatch Feed World"

He was live with this exactly one hour ago. We haven't even finished watching the 8 minute video, but we thought you should know about it. Our initial impression a few minutes into it is that this guy seems very uptight and nervous for someone supposedly so 'accomplished'. Whatever could be the reason why. It's almost like someone is standing screen left pointing a gun at him or something. Def a hostage video feeling about it ...

15:45

Kremlin says Russia never bought Facebook ads to interfere with U.S. election "IndyWatch Feed World"

Moscow has nothing to do with political advertisements on Facebook that were allegedly aimed at influencing the 2016 US presidential election, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. "We don't know who placed the advertisements on Facebook or how, and have never done it. The Russian side has never been part of it," Peskov told journalists on Friday. Earlier, Facebook reported that a Russian agency had purchased some ads on the social network during the 2016 presidential campaign. Facebook co-founder and Chairman Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday that the company is "actively working with the US government on its ongoing investigations into Russian interference." The company also said that it "will help government authorities complete the vitally important work of assessing what happened in the 2016 election."

15:43

ABC Dbayyeh New Kids Playground "IndyWatch Feed World"

As much as I love going to ABC Dbayyeh, I hated taking Brian to their old kids playground. To begin with its underground, ceiling is too low and it was a bit too squeezed and felt a bit old and in need of a total revamp, which is what they did.

The new playground looks much better, is more spacious and everything is nice and shiny. Hygiene is even more crucial than safety then it comes to kids playgrounds. Most parents I know avoid taking their kids to indoor playground because they feel theyre dirty and germ-invested and the outdoor playgrounds are much worse.

Its good to see ABC revamping its playground. I still wish they had relocated it to a higher floor with a higher ceiling and better ventilation.

PS: They should force parents to remove their shoes in the locker room, not outside.

Here are some pictures:

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15:37

7 Signs Youre A Witch And Dont Realize It "IndyWatch Feed World"

Youve been called a witch and arent sure whether you should be offended or throw the biggest party youve ever had. To you, a witch is very clear cut: either you rock a sparkly dress and youre a good witch or youre lying dead under a house and youre a bad witch. I refuse to []

15:36

New 6.2 earthquake centered in Oaxaca, Mexico "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US Geological Survey says a new earthquake has struck Mexico with a magnitude of 6.2 and was centered in the southern state of Oaxaca. That's the region most shaken by a magnitude 8.1 quake that hit last week. It also swayed buildings in Mexico City, which is trying to recover from a magnitude 7.1 temblor that struck on Thursday, killing at least 295 people. It's not immediately clear if the new quake caused damage or injury. Source: The Associated Press

15:27

Trumps Mein Kampf Tirade down at the United Nations building "IndyWatch Feed World"

Speaking before a world body ostensibly created to spare humanity the scourge of war and founded on the principles elaborated at the Nuremberg trials of Nazi leaders, the American president openly embraced a policy of genocide, declaring that he was ready, willing and able to totally destroy North Korea and its 25 million people.We do not expect diverse countries to share the same cultures, traditions, or even systems of government. But we do expect all nations to uphold these two core sovereign duties: to respect the interests of their own people and the rights of every other sovereign nation.

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During his speech, Trump railed against rogue regimes, international criminal networks that traffic drugs (Trump wouldnt be talking about the CIA, a major player in the international drug trade, would he?1), weapons (the US is a major exporter of weapons, illicit or otherwise), and the forced dislocation and mass migration of people?

Washingtons plan for UN reform is a plan to turn the organization into another instrument of US f...

15:17

Why You Need To Eat More Turmeric "IndyWatch Feed World"

Most of us know turmeric as just a vivid orange spice, something we might add to curries for an extra flavour boost, or use to colour rice a magnificent yellow. But there is far more to this humble plant than first meets the eye. Recent research has proved what countries in South Asia have known []

15:13

Russias Summer Wargames made Nato super nervous , especially Poland and the Baltic states "IndyWatch Feed World"

Russias summer wargames, named Zapad (West) 2017, kicked off in September but are already setting off alarm bells across Europe. Held every four years, the Zapad exercises are a window into Russias military prowessand perhaps future intentions.

One of the main purposes is to check cooperation by all military command and control centers and all units from platoon to army and from soldier to general. In other words, it verifies the speed and efficiency of what can be called the armed forces nervous system how long it takes information issued by commanders to reach the subordinates and how effectively all arms and services can interact in unfamiliar situations and environments under pressure~Tass

The exercises, held jointly between Russia and neighboring Belarus, will take place later this summer in the two countries, involving the armed forces of both. According to Belarus defense minister, Up to 12,700 servicemen are planned to be involved in the drills. About 10,200 troops will be involved on the territory of our country, including 7,200 servicemen from the Belarusian Armed Forces and about 3,000 from the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. The minister also stated that 680 pieces of military hardware, including armored vehicles, would take part in the exercises. Zapad 2017 will take place at six different training grounds scattered across the two countries.

The Defense Ministry has said more than once the participating troops will be getting all instructions and tasks not beforehand, but at the very last moment before this or that episode of the exercise is due to begin. The need to act in conditions approximating real ones, and not under a rehearsed scenario was an important feature of the exercise from the very beginning.

International cooperation, too, leaves its imprint on the drills. Russian military and their Belarussian counterparts have been mastering the skill of protecting not only the borders of their own countries, but the borders of the common, Union State as well. The scale of the exercise and the complexity of tasks to be coped with grows immeasurably.

The location of the exercises, in Central Europe near NATO members states Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, has made NATO nervousespecially after Russias secret 2014 war in Ukraine and annexation of the Crimean peninsula. The Zapad 2013 exercises, also held by Russia and Belarus, were publicly claimed to involve approximately 12,000 troops but in reality th...

15:05

Israels Chief Stooge at Westminster shames us again "IndyWatch Feed World"

As Prime Minister, I am proud to say that I support Israel. And it is absolutely right that we should mark the vital role that Britain played a century ago in helping to create a homeland for the Jewish people.

Thus spake Theresa May the other day as she welcomed members of the Jewish community to 10 Downing Street. But by focusing on creating a homeland for the Jewish people shes also celebrating the hell that Balfours Declaration created for the gentle Palestinians and for the rest of the region. Born of that letter, the pen of Balfour, and of the efforts of so many people, is a remarkable country, said May, apparently blind to the reality.

Right now were on the run-up to the centenary of what is arguably the biggest foreign policy blunder in British history: the Balfour Declaration. In 1917 Arthur Balfour, foreign secretary, bowed to Zionist demands for a homeland for the Jews in Palestine and gave an undertaking that set the world on course for long-term turmoil and, for the native Palestinians, unspeakable misery, dispossession and displacement. It was a criminal conspiracy. And Balfour was an A-list idiot who bragged that he wasnt even going to counsult the local Arab population about this theft of their homes and lands.

Yet he remains a hero of the Conservative Party which, led by Theresa May, plans to celebrate this hundred-year running sore as Lord Sydenham called it in great style, inviting Israels prime minister Netanyahu to the festivities. Thats if the warmonger isnt under arrest by then on imminent charges of corruption back home.

I will always do whatever it takes to keep our Jewish community safe, May added. Through our new definition of anti-Semitism we will call out anyone guilty of any language or behaviour that displays hatred towards Jews because they are Jews. We will actively encourage the use of this definition by the police, the legal profession, universities and other public bodies.

She was referring to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism.

BDS unsucessful? Really?

One of Mays Cabinet minsiters, Sajid Javid, told the World Jewish Congress that the UK would celebrate the upcoming anniversary with pride. Someone said we should apologise for the Declaration, to say it was an error of judgment. Of course thats not going to happen. To apologise, he said, would be to apologise for the existence of Israel and to question its right to exist.

Instead, he emphasised the UK governments intolerance towards any kind of boycott of Israel. Ill be 100 per cent clear. I do not support calls for a boycott, my party...

14:59

Lady Gaga: I Regret Selling My Soul To Illuminati Dark Forces "IndyWatch Feed World"

Pop star Lady Gaga has spoken openly about her membership of the Illuminati for the first time to say that she regrets joining the secret society. Gaga, a sufferer of the painful fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), says she believes her longterm illness is the result of her allowing dark forces to manifest themselves in her body when she sold her soul []

14:59

Flash floods kill two, blocks roads leaving 150,000 isolated in eastern Sudan "IndyWatch Feed World"

Flash floods caused the death of two people in El Gedaref in eastern Sudan on Wednesday and blocked off the road leading to and from 27 villages. The Bandigyo-Simsim road has become inaccessible. A resident in Bandigyo told Radio Dabanga that a pregnant woman died on the road, in Sidra area, as she attempted to travel to El Gedaref on a tractor. A herder died in a flash flood the same day. "The water washed away the part of the Bandigyo-Simsim road at Khor Sidra a few days ago. "27 villages, accommodating about 150,000 people have become isolated," he said. The road interruptions are causing a shortage in food. Meanwhile, numbers of families were forced to leave flooded homes. The resident mentioned the proliferation of snakes and the deteriorating health environment.

14:31

Police Can Detain Innocent Passengers: Florida Supreme Court "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that police can detain car passengers for a reasonable time, even if they are not suspected of having committed a crime. Holding an innocent passenger, during even a minor traffic [...]

14:29

Saudi Textbook Recalled Showing Photo Of Yoda With King Faisal "IndyWatch Feed World"

Saudi Arabian high school students have had their social studies disrupted after a textbook photo, depicting the Star Wars character Yoda sitting next to King Faisal at the United Nations, was recalled by the education [...]

14:06

Mel Brooks: 'We have become stupidly politically correct, which is the death of comedy' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Comedy legend Mel Brooks is speaking out about political correctness and how it is leading to the "death of comedy." Best known for his politically incorrect comedies like "Blazing Saddles" and "The Producers," Brooks has always taken risks with his writing by satirizing racism. Brooks, who said he could find humor in almost anything, warned on Thursday that political correctness is strangling comedians from being able to perform and said there only a handful of subjects he personally wouldn't make fun of.

14:00

Mongoose: Six U.S Agencies Conspired to Illegally Wiretap Trump; British Intel Used as NSA Front to Spy on Campaign "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mongoose

EXCLUSIVE: Six U.S Agencies Conspired to Illegally Wiretap Trump; British Intel Used as NSA Front to Spy on Campaign

From the beginning it was a set up to find dirt on Trump campaign insiders and if possible to topple Donald Trumps presidential aspirations.

Before and after the 2016 election. And while this operation had many moving parts and alternating players, the mission to unseat Trump never changed. And it remains ongoing.

Phi Beta Iota: The only organization not mentioned that should have been is the Mossad. From probable Mossad officers Jeffrey Epstein and Ghslaine Maxwell to many others, the Mossad has been all over the Trumps and the Clintons, to include, we speculate, having a hand in profiling Ivanka and Chelsea so as to be able to to place controlled sayonim (helpers) inside both families.  We note with sadness that Mike Hayden set the gold standard for treason at the highest levels of the US secret intelligence community, first with warrantless wiretapping at NSA, a...

13:58

PROOF: Flu shots are the Greatest Medical Fraud in the History of the World "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mike Adams, Natural News
Waking Times

As one of the very few independent voices willing to stand up against the scientific dogma of our modern medical regime, Ive long felt a need to communicate the dangers of flu shots to the public so that people can have better information to prevent vaccine injuries and save lives.

This doesnt mean Im opposed to the theory of vaccination, by the way. In fact, Im the author of A Blueprint for Safer Vaccines, an audio guide to saving lives and preventing vaccine injuries and deaths.

To my knowledge, Im the only independent journalist in the world who is scientifically trained to run an atomic mass spectrometry laboratory, which Ive been running for over three years now and testing the heavy metals content of organic superfoods like cacao, common vaccines as well as the ability of water filters to remove toxic heavy metals. Im the creator of the Low Heavy Metals Verified standard and Im the inventor of patented nutritional formulas for capturing heavy metals during digestion and binding with the radioactive isotopes of cesium (such as Cesium-137) to eliminate them from the digestive tract. Click here to see my Cesium Eliminator patent that was recently approved by the U.S. government.

My independent atomic elemental analysis of flu vaccines, published in the summer of 2014, proved that flu vaccines contain over 50 ppm mercury, an extremely toxic heavy metal linked to kidney failure, birth defects, spontaneous abortions and neurological damage. This finding has never been refuted by anyone. In fact, it was affirmed by vaccine proponents who insisted that it is perfectly safe to inject pregnant women, young children and senior citizens with mercury even though the...

13:47

Barred warbler on video "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video shows a young barred warbler, feeding on elder berries in Egmond town in the Netherlands.

Luuk Punt made this video.

These east European birds are rare in western Europe.


13:45

Berto Jongman: Allies Dont Trust NSA, Force Backdown on Encryption Standards "IndyWatch Feed World"

Berto Jongman

Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption fight

In interviews and emails seen by Reuters, academic and industry experts from countries including Germany, Japan and Israel worried that the U.S. electronic spy agency was pushing the new techniques not because they were good encryption tools, but because it knew how to break them.

...

13:42

Why are traditional values considered white supremacy? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Does the political left -- which dominates the mainstream media, Hollywood, academia and the Democratic Party -- really believe its ubiquitous charges of racism against conservatives, or are they a sick ploy to discredit, ruin and defeat its political opponents? During President Obama's tenure, a conservative could hardly oppose Obama on policy grounds without being accused of racism. It didn't matter that conservatives had fought Hillary Clinton's health care plan in the '90s because they opposed socialized medicine. It didn't matter that they had opposed Bill Clinton's tax hikes. Their opposition to Obamacare and Obama's proposed tax increases had to be motivated by race.

13:30

Stephen E. Arnold: Google to Fund News Only Google-Approved News with Be True News "IndyWatch Feed World"

Stephen E. Arnold

Google-Publishers Partnership Chases True News

It appears as though Google is taking the issue of false information, and perhaps even their role in its perpetuation, seriously; The Drum reveals, Google Says it Wants to Fund the News, Not Fake It. Reporters Jessica Goodfellow and Ronan Shields spoke with Googles Madhav Chinnappa to discuss the Digital News Initiative (DNI), which was established in 2015. The initiative, a project on which Google is working with European news publishers, aims to leverage technology in support of good journalism. As it turns out, Wikipedias process suggests an approach; having discussed the collaborative content model with Chinnappa, the journalists write:

...

13:28

Cops Delete FB Post of Massive Weed Bust After the Internet Corrects Them "IndyWatch Feed World"

Carey Wedler, Anti Media
Waking Times

Last week, officers from Missouris Jasper Police Department celebrated a marijuana bust they deemed worth roughly $100,000. In a now-deleted Facebook post, they disclosed their satisfaction with their operation, which took ten cops and sheriffs deputies and a National Guard helicopter to conduct.

As the Riverfront Times noted (grabbing screenshots before the post was taken down):

What a great team effort today, the Jasper departments now-deleted post read. It was hot and humid and not easy getting these plants. We ALL got in the thick of things and got it done.

The Times summarized the posts sentiment:

In a curious bit of show-your-work math, the department calculated the nearly 290 plants seized would have produced on the low side 63 pounds of marijuana with a street value of roughly $100,000.

But commenters were quick to point out an apparent flaw in the officers bust: it wasnt cannabis they had seized, but hemp, they said. You cant get high from smoking hemp, and the material can be used to create anything from clothing, soap, paper to sails, rope, fuel, and concrete, called hempcrete. It is both durable and sustainable.

Thats hemp, one comment bluntly said, according to the Times, though the rest of the comments are not available to view because the original post has been removed. One of Missouris two entities allowed to grow hemp for certain medicinal purposes, Mitch Meyers of BeLeaf, said, Sure looks like hemp to me.

These look to me like wild hemp plants, because they are tall and without buds, Show-Me Cannabis Executive Director John Payne told the Times, which sent images of the confiscated plants to sev...

13:19

European Banking Crisis "IndyWatch Feed World"

Perhaps this period will be looked back upon ass the Draghi Deflation. After nearly 10 years of this failed policy, the European banking industry is contracting on every possible level. The merger of Commerzbank to Merge with French BNP is one possibility. Commerzbank is a takeover candidate or shotgun wedding candidate, for good reasons. Its shares have fallen and are trading now at half their book value. When interest rates rise to bring back deposits, then the bank could perhaps get out of its deep hole. The German government, which has a 15 percent stake after a bailout in 2009, is ready to sell looking to raise cash itself.

The Draghi era of negative interest rates has proven to be a complete disaster. People have withdrawn money and preferred to buy safes. Major banks with branches in the USA have shipped their cash to the American branch and deposited at the Fed in excessive reserves. Meanwhile, with deflation dominating the European economy and rising taxation, the average person is just not interested in borrowing until they see the economy turn around.

On top of these issues, to survive, European banks have been withdrawing from proprietary trading, firing expensive staff with experience, and replacing them with inexperienced kids. Additionally, the low-interest environment and the decline in deposits has resulted in a major contraction in bank branches. As banks also move to online banking, they have been able to reduce staff. In 2016, the banks let go some 50,000 jobs. They were also able to close some 9100 branches throughout the EU, according to the European Banking Association.Consequently, now the banking work force has been reduced to 2.8 million people contracting back to 1997 levels. We will most likely see a further reduction of at least 5% going into e...

13:07

UN Environment Chief: Make Polluters, Not Taxpayers, Pay For Destroying Nature "IndyWatch Feed World"

Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch
Waking Times

Erik Solheim, the head of the United Nations Environment Program, made an interesting point during a recent speech in New York: Companies, not taxpayers, should pay the costs of damaging the planet.

The profit of destroying nature or polluting the planet is nearly always privatized, while the costs of polluting the planet or the cost of destroying ecosystems is nearly always socialized, Solheim said Monday, per Reuters, at the annual International Conference on Sustainable Development at Columbia University.

That cannot continue, Solheim added. Anyone who pollutes, anyone who destroys nature must pay the cost for that destruction or that pollution.

In a recent article, climate experts Peter C. Frumhoff and Myles R. Allen argue that companies like Exxon and other Big Oil and Gas giantswhich purportedly knew about the link between fossil fuels and climate change for decadesshould shoulder the billions of dollars in damages caused by extreme weather events such as hurricanes that are exacerbated by Earths risings temperatures.

Frumhoff and Allen write:

Using a simple, well-established climate model, our study for the first time quantifies the amount of sea level rise and increase in global surface temperatures that can be traced to the emissions from specific fo...

13:05

Puerto Rican lives in danger in Hurricane Maria aftermath "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from the USA says about itself:

Guajataca Dam Failing In Puerto Rico, Forcing Extremely Dangerous Situation

22 September 2017

CBS Miamis Rick Folbaum reports.

Failing dam poses new crisis on Puerto Rico amid flooding from Hurricane Maria: here.

Thousands of people could die: 70,000 in Puerto Rico urged to evacuate with dam in imminent danger: here.

By Rafael Azul:

Dam collapse threatens to kill thousands in Puerto Rico

23 September 2017

Sunlight finally shone intermittently in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Friday following a night of heavy rainmore than three feet fell in the previous twenty-four hours. There are flash flood warnings and people are being told to seek higher ground. Stores that are still open are running out of water bottles. Those that still have them are rationing them. Two days after the hurricane, virtually every necessity is in short supply.

That food, fuel and other essentials are in short supply so soon, despite having been rationed since before Maria hit the island, is an indictment of the current administration of Ricardo Rossell, the ruling Financial Oversight and Management Board, and the American government which has kept the island under colonial subjugation for over a century. All three are guilty of criminal indifference and lack of preparation.

All over the island streets are blocked by hundreds of toppled electric posts, leaving all of Puerto Rico with no public electric power. Hundreds of trees have also been yanked out by the sustained 150 mile-per-hour winds.

The heavy rains caused a partial failure in the Guajataca Dam, on the northern coast about 70 miles west of San Juan. The breach sent streams of water toward the cities of Isabela (pop. 45,000) and Quebradillas (pop. 26,000), prompting calls for the last-minute emergency evacuation of some 70,000 people.

Abner Gomez, executive director of Puerto Rico...

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12:54

Satire: Jordan Peterson refuses to pander to Pennywises delusions "IndyWatch Feed World"

Controversial U of T psychology professor Jordan Peterson once again ignited a public furor last night, refusing to refer to a popular Stephen King-based horror film by the gender-neutral pronoun "IT", on the grounds that the titular character, Pennywise the clown, is obviously a "HIM." According to eyewitnesses, Peterson spent 12 minutes holding up the box office line at Toronto's Varsity Cinema while he repeatedly requested VIP room tickets for "HIM", to the confusion of numerous employees.

12:38

3.4 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE IN NORTH KOREA BELIEVED TO BE CAUSED BY A NUCLEAR TEST "IndyWatch Feed World"

South Koreas weather agency said a magnitude 3.0 earthquake was detected in North Korea on Saturday around where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the quake as natural

 

 

Chinas seismic service, says the quake is likely caused by explosion and happens in the same location where last H-bomb detonated. The states media reports the rumble was detected at a depth of 0km. The tremor was detected in the Kilju area in the North Hamgyong province by the South Korean meteorological agency and Chinas official Xinhua News Agency. The reports come after a raging Kim Jong-un lashed out at US rival Donald Trump labelling him mentally deranged dotard in a rare personal statement.

LOCATION OF THE DETONATION SAME AS WHERE THE LAST NUCLEAR TEST WAS CONDUCTED UPDATES TO FOLLOW

 

READ MORE: http://www.disclose.tv/news/a_34_magnitude_earthquake_in_north_korea_believed_to_be_caused_by_a_nuclear_test/140364


12:34

The Australian Safe Schools Program and La Trobe University "IndyWatch Feed World"

Unsafe Schools

In October 2010 La Trobe Universitys Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) launched an Australian Safe Schools program.

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12:24

Puerto Rico: Dam failure causes flash floods; evacuation orders issued "IndyWatch Feed World"

Evacuation orders have been issued for an area in northwestern Puerto Rico, after authorities said the Guajataca Dam was failing under the pressure of water accumulated from Hurricane Maria. Operators reported that the structure was failing around 2:10 pm local time on Friday, causing flash flooding downstream on the Rio Guajataca, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in San Juan.

12:23

NSW Police Given Power to Kill with Impunity "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Berejiklian government has continued on in the Coalitions tradition over recent years of enacting laws that increase police powers, whilst whittling away at civil liberties, all in the name of a perceived terrorist threat.

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12:22

'Man who saved the world': Tillerson praises Soviet officer who averted a nuclear Armageddon "IndyWatch Feed World"

Rex Tillerson took a moment at the UN Security Council to remember Soviet officer Stanislav Petrov, who bravely called a false alarm when all computer data told him the US had launched nuclear missiles at the USSR at the height of the Cold War. "Just this week, the world learned of the passing of a little known, but important figure in the history of the Cold War. His name was Stanislav Petrov and he is sometimes referred to as the man who saved the world," the US Secretary of State said Thursday at a Security Council meeting on nuclear non-proliferation. Tillerson then went on to tell the story of the Soviet officer, who one night in 1983 was on duty, in charge of a nuclear early warning center near Moscow, when his computers detected incoming American nuclear missiles. Despite all systems telling him that the bombs were heading toward the Soviet Union, Stanislav Petrov recognized it was a false alarm and reported the technical malfunction to his superiors, thus preventing a retaliatory attack by the Soviet Union which would most likely have triggered a nuclear Armageddon. "This episode illustrates just how high the risk factor is with nuclear weapons," Tillerson said.

12:21

Queensland police get new powers to tackle terrorism "IndyWatch Feed World"

New Queensland laws to help police fight terrorism, including powers to turn phones, high-tech fridges and other devices into surveillance tools, have passed Parliament.

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12:05

Meet Luther Strange, the Alabama Senate candidate who drained thousands of jobs to Central America "IndyWatch Feed World"

For over one hundred years, Alabamians manufactured clothing in Alexander City for a company called Russell. Today you can still buy Russell Athletic gear in "Alex City" but it won't be made locally. It will likely be made by workers in Honduras, El Salvador, or China. In a strange twist of fate, one of the key figures who helped bring about this transfer of jobs out of Alabama is now campaigning for the Senate seat formerly occupied by Jeff Sessions. Even stranger still, his campaign ads promise that he will "Kill Unfair Trade Deals." His name is Luther Strange. The company now known as Russell Brands was founded in 1902 by Benjamin Russell on the ashes of Alex City's business district, which had suffered a devastating fire months earlier. Russell expanded and thrived in the decades that followed, eventually becoming the largest manufacturer of athletic apparel and uniforms in the country. It became, at one point, the exclusive producer of uniforms for Major League Baseball. At its height, Russell employed at least 7,000 people in Alabama.

11:50

'Women have quarter of a brain and don't deserve to drive', unhinged Saudi cleric claims "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Saudi cleric has been slated for saying that women don't deserve to drive because they only have a quarter of a brain. Sheikh Saad Al-Hijri was also banned from performing his religious duties because of his outrageous comments. Al-Hijri made his brain-numbing remarks at a lecture aptly titled, "The evils of women driving." Women are banned from driving altogether in the notoriously conservative country, with many jailed for attempting to. According to the cleric, women only have half a brain to begin with, but, when they attempt to factor shopping into their feeble minds, that halves again and they "end up with only a quarter," as cited by the Jerusalem Post.

11:50

Could federal regulators be paid off to silence Drudge and other political websites? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said this month that his company sold over $100,000 in social media advertising to a Russian government-controlled front group during the 2016 election cycle. While that amount is a relative pittance and critics are saying the ads were poorly produced - where is Bill Maher when you really need him? - the discovery has raised alarms. It's ironic, of course, that America's media elites are suddenly alarmed, considering that the CIA and intelligence agencies abroad have engaged in similar activity for decades. But putting that aside, what if the bigger danger comes not from amateurish foreign advertisers, but from foreign governments seeking to influence the American regulatory agencies meant to act as the citizens' watchdogs? Could a foreign government - such as Russia, Ukraine, or Mexico, for example - bribe or "incentivize" a federal agency such as the Federal Election Commission to regulate (or "rein in") conservative news websites?

11:37

Four-year-old boy killed by pack of 17 stray dogs in Andhra Pradesh, India "IndyWatch Feed World"

A shocking video shows a small boy crying for help while lying in a pool of blood after being mauled by 17 stray dogs in India. Four-year-old Praveen Kumar left his house in Guntur, southern India, with his sister to play with other children on Thursday, when a pack of dogs attacked him. The dogs bit the child in the neck, face, hands, chest, shoulders and legs in an attack that lasted more than 30 minutes until he was left in a semi-conscious condition. His parents claimed neighbours heard the attack and ran out but proceeded to film the incident on their phones instead of rescuing the child while he screamed and cried for help. Achyuta Rao, President of the Child Rights Association who is now involved in the case, said: 'The dogs pounced on the child and bit him indiscriminately. (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT)

11:30

Lavrov slams war of words between Trump, Kim as kindergarten fight "IndyWatch Feed World"

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has urged the United States and North Korea to reduce tensions and described the trading of insults between their leaders as a kindergarten fight between children.

We have to calm down the hotheads and understand that we do need pauses, that we do need some contacts, Lavrov told a news conference at the United Nations on Friday where he was attending the annual General Assembly debate.

Lavrov said Moscow was working with other countries to strive for the reasonable and not the emotional approach instead of the kindergarten fight between children (where) no one can stop them.

Russia would welcome any attempt by a third country to mediate in the crisis, Lavrov told the news conference, adding that this could come from a neutral European nation.

Russia and China are pushing a joint proposal that would freeze North Koreas nuclear and missile tests in exchange for a suspension of US-South Korean military drills.

Washington has rejected that proposal, describing it as insulting, and says it will not offer incentives to Pyongyang to come to the negotiating table.

In his first address to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump threatened to totally destroy North Korea and mocked its leader Kim Jong-un as a rocket man who was on a suicide mission.

In a series of tweets on Thursday, Trump complimented his controversial UN speech and called Kim a madman who will be tested like never before.

Kim shot back at Trump on Thursday, describing the US president as mentally deranged and warning he would pay dearly for threatening to destroy his country of 26 million.

Trump signed an executive order on Thursday i...

11:28

Germany expels 2nd Vietnamese diplomat over Cold War-style abduction "IndyWatch Feed World"

Germany said on Friday it had ordered a second Vietnamese embassy official to leave the country, after the alleged kidnapping of a Vietnamese businessman who had applied for asylum and was facing corruption allegations back home. Germany last month accused Vietnams intelligence agency of kidnapping Trinh Xuan Thanh, who is wanted in the southeast Asian country on charges of financial mismanagement that caused losses of around $150 million. Vietnam last month denied the accusations and said Thanh had returned home voluntarily. German officials informed the Vietnamese ambassador on Thursday that it was temporarily suspending the strategic relationship between the two countries. Czech authorities have arrested and extradited to Germany a Vietnamese intelligence agent suspected of involvement. (Reuters)


11:28

Lesbian couple sentenced to 20 years in prison for abusing son so badly he had two strokes "IndyWatch Feed World"

A lesbian couple arrested and convicted of beating and torturing their five-year-old boy so badly that he had two strokes from years of beatings has been sentenced to 20 years in jail. Police in Muskogee, OK, arrested the boy's mother, Rachel Stevens, 28, and his "stepmother," Kayla Jones, 25, last year for what doctors said appeared to be months of vicious child abuse. Police became involved after the child was transferred from a Muskogee, Oklahoma, clinic to St. John Medical Center in Tulsa because of lesions on his face and after a series of seizures. But when he got to Tulsa, doctors became suspicious over his injuries and determined that he was abused and not just suffering some sort of ailment as claimed by the lesbian couple.

11:26

Lavrov says Russia supports Iraqs territorial integrity "IndyWatch Feed World"

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday confirmed invariable support for friendly Iraqs unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity, TASS reported. He met with his Iraqi counterpart, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, in Moscow to discuss the situation in that country and the fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). Only Iraqis themselves should decide internal issues, Lavrov said. Iraqi Kurds are expected to vote on Monday in an independence referendum that neighboring countries and Western powers fear could stir broader regional ethnic and sectarian conflict.


11:22

Leaked report reveals Israeli Army unprepared after latest exercise failed "IndyWatch Feed World"

Reports said Israel's claims that it is able to defeat Hezbollah in the next war received a slap from within following a leaked report released by the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. The report was described as "very dangerous," revealing "gaps" in the readiness and preparedness of the "Israeli" army. The Israeli public was shocked by the Committee's leaks. Although the report is classified and should presumably remain under lock and key, the reason behind the leak was the result of a disagreement between the members of the committee, Al Akhbar reported. The disagreement was not about the gaps in the army's preparations, but about who was responsible for these gaps. A member of the committee refused to sign the report because it holds the Israeli authourities, especially Benjamin Netanyahu, fully responsible for the deteriorating readiness and preparedness of the soldiers. This brings us back to the subject of the great military exercise that Israel just concluded a few days ago, which was focused on defeating and crushing Hezbollah. The point of focus has been the subject of debate and widespread skepticism by military correspondents, experts and the public.

11:05

Refugee from Syria sentenced in Estonia to 10 years in prison for setting wife on fire to "teach her a lesson" "IndyWatch Feed World"

A court in Estonia has sentenced a Syrian refugee to 10 years' imprisonment for setting fire to his wife in front of their young daughter, as well as subjecting her to months of abuse. On Friday, Judge Merle Parts pronounced her sentence on 20-year-old Kovan Mohammad at the Harju County Court. Mohammed, who arrived in Estonia with his family from Greece last year, had been charged with assault causing severe bodily harm, as well as physically abusing his 22-year-old wife throughout their relationship. On March 7, wanting to teach his wife a "lesson," Mohammed used gasoline to set her alight in front of their young daughter at their apartment in the Lasname district of Tallinn, local media reports. After calling an ambulance herself, the wife had to spend five months in hospital and go through six operations, as well as spending two months in a coma. Nearly 70 percent of her body was covered in burns. Mohammed pleaded guilty to putting his wife through physical abuse, including hitting her with a wooden slat, but claimed the incident on March 7 was an accident. However, the court heard he took the time to go out and buy gasoline and also watched videos of burnings over the internet, as well as searching for the best ways to punish a woman. He was found guilty of both charges, but his lawyer Alar Neiland says he intends to appeal. Mohammed's wife, who was released from hospital in August, has now moved into a new apartment with their child.

11:00

MATTIS, NORTH KOREA, AND HINTS OF EXOTIC WEAPONS "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mr. D.W. sent along this article with his own speculations as to what it may mean, and I want to pass those along as

The post MATTIS, NORTH KOREA, AND HINTS OF EXOTIC WEAPONS appeared first on Giza Death Star.

10:54

New Alabama Senate frontrunner hopes to shake up the swamp in D.C. "IndyWatch Feed World"

Michael Scherer of the Washington Post profiles "outsider" candidate Judge Roy Moore, the frontrunner in Alabama's U.S. Senate primary runoff election, in an article published Thursday morning. While Scherer hopes to tarnish Moore as an "angry" theocrat, the former justice's life story provides a compelling narrative of a determined fighter who was always bristled at establishment corruption. The story reveals several compelling episodes from Moore's past: His Vietnam service, his training in boxing and martial arts, his "hobby" of "hard manual labor" including building his own home, and his record as chief justice for his home state's Supreme Court. Scherer writes that Moore's ideology and fighting spirit could lead to "a new level of disruption in the U.S. Senate."

10:22

A humanely killed animal is still killed and thats wrong "IndyWatch Feed World"



Hereford cattle arrive at a meat processing plant. <em>Photo by Daniel Garcia/Getty</em>
















This is a stretch of course.  The animal's death releases its spirit body for a new cycle of life.  A humane death does matter while death itself does not matter at all.  The reason that is true is because death is inevitable while the experience is what is retained by the spirit body.  .

The faux moralists argue nonsense that demands outright extinction for all domesticates and a complete rewilding of the Earth as well.

I am actually a fan of a successful vegetarian diet.  At the same time i am also a fan of organic farming methodology and all that demands a massive increase in our use of working livestock to assist us.  That does mean a steady stream of animal protein to be consumed and ultimately a global surf...

10:13

Indonesia raises Mount Agung volcano alert to highest level, thousands evacuated "IndyWatch Feed World"

Tourists on the Indonesian island of Bali are becoming understandably anxious after Indonesian authorities raised the alert level for the Mount Agung volcano to the highest level. Some 10,000 villagers have already left their homes around the mountain, while more than 200,000 have received warnings. Locals have described the volcano as "starting to spit". "Of course it's going to explode," one man said from a rice field overlooking Mount Agung. Meanwhile, holiday-makers have been urged to be vigilant amid fears of increasing seismic activity and the possibility of a volcanic eruption. The volcano, about 72 kilometres from the resort area of Kuta, is a popular tourist destination and hiking spot. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency earlier said no residents or tourists should be within 9km of the crater and within 12km to the north, north-east, south-east and south-southwest. Locals and tourists alike have already begun posting about feeling earthquakes and tremors from deep below the ground as Indonesian authorities sweep a 12km radius from the peak, ensuring no residents or tourists remain in the critical-risk region.

10:08

Iranian president Rouhani says Tehran will boost its missile capabilities "IndyWatch Feed World"

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has vowed to strengthen the country's missile capabilities, state media reported. The statement comes amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington after President Trump's speech at the UN General Assembly. The Iranian leader addressed the military on Friday, during a parade marking the start of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Rouhani said that the country will boost its military capabilities, from missiles to ground, air and sea forces. The military will be strengthened to the extent that Iran considers necessary, he added. "We will increase our military power as a deterrent. We will strengthen our missile capabilities...We will not seek permission from anyone to defend our country," Rouhani said, as cited by the Irna news agency.

10:04

US nuclear carrier conducts naval drills with Japan as N. Korea threatens H-bomb test "IndyWatch Feed World"

US nuclear carrier conducts naval drills with Japan as N. Korea threatens H-bomb test | 22 Sept 2017 | The 100,000-ton US Navy supercarrier Ronald Reagan has conducted drills with Japanese warships south of the Korean Peninsula, Japan's military said. Pyongyang, meanwhile, has threatened a further "hydrogen bomb test" over the Pacific.The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force said in a statement on Friday that the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier Ronald Reagan, based in the Japanese town of Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, and its escort ships have been holding drills with Japanese Navy vessels in waters south and west of Japan's main islands since September 11. The strike group is also set to stage a separate drill with the South Korean Navy in October, the Defense Ministry added.

09:55

Photos: Sioux Tribe Says Elder Beaten and Tased by Cop While Trying to Visit Dying Mother "IndyWatch Feed World"

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(ANTIMEDIA) South Dakota  The Yankton Sioux Tribe is claiming police used excessive force to prevent one its tribal elders, 64-year-old Raymond Cournoyer Sr., from seeing his dying mother in a nursing home last weekend. Cournoyer was detained following the incident with police and wasnt able to see his mother before she passed.
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09:53

Merkel booed and heckled during final campaign rally in Munich "IndyWatch Feed World"

Two days before German federal elections, Angela Merkel, who is going for a fourth term as Chancellor, found her closing campaign rally in Munich crashed by right-wing protesters, who booed and heckled her for half an hour as she made her speech. The loud heckling and whistling was audible on RT Ruptly's live feed from the Friday rally even before Merkel began to speak, and the organizers eventually had to raise the mic's volume. This did not prevent the German leader from giving her prepared 30-minute speech, but she added an improvised detail as an opening remark to her opponents. "With whistling and yelling, one will surely not shape Germany's future," Merkel told the protesters on the last day election campaigning is allowed to take place.

09:40

Banded demoiselle on video "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 21 September 2017 video shows a banded demoiselle removing dewdrops from its head early in the morning, on the bank of the Barneveldse beek stream near Leusden town in Utrecht province in the Netherlands.

Richard Bakker made this video.

I saw these beautiful damselflies, eg, in France.

09:40

FBI Files: Terrorism "IndyWatch Feed World"

The FBI is tasked with keeping tabs on potential terrorists and their activities.  The following is a list of documents that have been released.

 Declassified Terrorist FBI Files

Chemical AliAli Hasan Al-Majid Al-Tikriti (Chemical Ali)  [ 53 Pages, 3.64MB ]  Ali Hassan Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (November 1941 25 January 2010) was a Baathist Iraqi Defense Minister, Interior Minister, military commander and chief of the Iraqi Intelligence Service. He was also the governor of annexed Kuwait, during the Persian Gulf War. A first cousin of former Baathist Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, he became notorious in the 1980s and 1990s for his role in the Iraqi governments campaigns against internal opposition forces, namely the ethnic Kurdish rebels of the north, and the Shia religious dissidents of the south. Repressive measures included deportations and mass killings; al-Majid was dubbed Chemical Ali by Iraqis for his use of chemical weapons in attacks against the Kurds.
Chemical AliBin Laden, Osama  FBI Release #1 [19 Pages, 1.03MB]
Bin Laden, Osama  FBI Release #2 [107 Pages, 13.1MB]

Usama (or Osama) Bin Laden, founder of the al Qaeda terrorist organization, was born in Saudi Arabia in 1957. On March 10, 1984, Bin Laden and others killed two German nationals. On March 16, 1998, authorities in Tripoli issued an arrest warrant for him for murder and illegal possession of firearms....

09:32

Merkel Poised for 4th Term as Head of Europe/Germany "IndyWatch Feed World"

The German election takes place tomorrow, with Chancellor Angela Merkel the favorite to defend her position against Martin Schulz for a fourth term in power. The AfD will for the first time win seats Bundestag elections. The the union parties and the SPD are losing approval while Merkels party, CDU / CSU, polls at just 34%, which is two percentage points less than the last election. The SPD is polling at just 21% with the left at 11% and the FDP at 9%. The AfD, according to the opinion research institute Insa, is gaining two points and comes to 13%, the Greens increase one point to 8%.

Polls currently show that Merkels Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party with its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU) will be the largest party after the Bundestag election, but they will fall short of a majority once again so there will have to be coalition government with the SDP. This is what is harming Germany and Europe for it gives the impression that Merkel has a mandate when she cannot win 51% of the German vote.

Therefore, the wildcard remains the AfD and if they come in at a higher level than expected, there will be an ongoing battle that will turn against Merkel in the next two years. If the AfD come in above 15%, then the shape of the coalition government may be different than expected. As one German politician put it, you will have to drag Merkel out by the hair to get her to to leave office. Therefore, expect no change in the course of direction for Europe. As long as Merkel is still there, it will be more of the same but worse with ever increasing taxes and more deflation. You cannot reverse the course of Europe without changing the leadership.

09:31

Kenya president hints at changes in law to tame judges "IndyWatch Feed World"

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has hinted at constitutional changes targeting the judiciary, deepening his attack on the courts after athe Supreme Court nullified his August election victory.

09:19

Syrian FM Walid Muallem says US using Al-Nusra terrorists to undermine Astana peace talks progress "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US is enabling former Al-Nusra jihadists to subvert the Astana peace process, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said after a meeting with Sergey Lavrov. The Russian FM in turn vowed to respond to any provocations from the US's rebel "friends." Speaking to journalists following talks with Russia's top diplomat on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Friday, Muallem accused the US military of enlisting the help of terrorists to wreak agreements on de-escalation zones secured within the Astana reconciliation process. "They are dissatisfied with the successful outcome of Astana peace process, that's why they use their [assets], including Jabhat al-Nusra [Al-Nusra Front] to impede the agreements that had been negotiated," Muallem said, as cited by TASS.

09:02

Erdogan's bodyguards pummel protesters "IndyWatch Feed World"

Violence broke out Thursday as protesters descended upon a Midtown speech by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Turkish leader - whose guards were recently indicted in connection with a wild brawl in Washington, DC - was attempting to address the Turkish American National Steering Committee at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, according to BuzzFeed News. As soon as Erdogan enters the stage, a protester can be heard on a Periscope video shouting, "You're a terrorist! Get out of my country!" The assembly soon turned into a battle royale, with protesters causing mayhem as security guards hurried them out of the room. The demonstrators can be seen being pummeled by punches as they attempt to leave.

09:00

Return of the city-state "IndyWatch Feed World"




I personally posit the Communion of Xanadu as a global entity in which governance is through the natural community of approx. 150 souls and the rule of twelve.  The Nation State as we know it reduces natural communities into virtual communities inefficiently and fails a significant portion of its citizens.
 
What can be retained is the nation city that provides direct citizenship to ethnic avocations.   For example the city of Edinburgh can grant Scottish citizenship to all Scots.  This would give it almost 50,000,000 citizens able to vote on obvious cultural issues and a real forum to promote cultural values. They just would not mostly live there as that would no longer matter anyway.
 
 
What needs to be delinked is control over land use generally as that is best handled through the local; natural community and the application of the rule of twelve for conflicting issues...
 

Return of the city-state 
 
 
Nation-states came late to history, and theres plenty of evidence to suggest they wont make it to the end of the century

https://aeon.co/essays/the-end-of-a-world-of-nation-states-may-be-upon-us

If youd been born 1,500 years ago in southern Europe, youd have been convinced that the Roman empire would last forever. It had, after all, been around for 1,000 years. And yet, following a period of economic and military decline, it fell apart. By 476 CE it was gone. To the people living under the mighty empire, these events must have been unthinkable. Just as they must have been for those living through the collapse of the Pharaohs rule or Christendom or the Ancien Rgime.

We are just as deluded that our model of living in countries is inevitable and eternal. Yes, there are dictatorships and democracies, but the whole world is made up of nation-states. This means a blend of nation (people with common attribut...

09:00

Global cooperation depends on the strength of local connections "IndyWatch Feed World"




Of course it does.  Thus my Rule of Twelve.   No communicating fully networked population is able to sustain conflict at all.  Where the problem arises is when such communication is assigned to an ill chosen one in such a way that he or she restricts such communication.  In short, hierarchy acts to limit cooperation and by extension, the more hierarchy we have the less cooperation we earn


The future will see all this resolved.  A lot we are actually relearning.  It is instructive that my newly imagined rule of twelve is integral to Bronze Age community governance and likely goes back to Antediluvian times.


We still see little substantive movement in my indicated direction mostly because hierarchical structures have and continue to control access to credit.


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Global cooperation depends on the strength of local connections 

https://aeon.co/ideas/global-cooperation-depends-on-the-strength-of-local-connections
Benjamin Allen  is an assistant professor of mathematics at Emmanuel College in Boston....

09:00

The healing power of nature "IndyWatch Feed World"



This is a reminder, but also do note that methodology is also evolving as well and that this all needs to be taken much further.  I do think that running water has much to do with all this.

Thus there are plenty of local streams that need to be dressed up a little and set up for straight up canoe trips.  This also has the advantage of placing eyeballs on these forgotten rivers and getting political support for full restoration.  They will no longer be out of sight and out of mind.


My own experience tells me that even modest creeks can use this attention and be nicely restored.





The healing power of nature 

The idea that immersing yourself in forests and nature has a healing effect is far more than just folk wisdom 

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08:54

Globalist Puppet John McCain Showered With Praise By Liberal Establishment and Hollywood Over Health Care Bill Opposition "IndyWatch Feed World"

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The liberal establishment, with help from Hollywood, is showering turncoat Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) with praise after his stunning announcement that he would once again go directly against his own campaign promise and oppose the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill.

McCain made the announcement in a statement Friday, saying that he could not in good conscience vote for the repeal of a law that he ran against during his last campaign.

I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried, McCain declared.

Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will effect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it, his statement continued. Without a full CBO score, which wont be available by the end of the month, we wont have reliable answers to any of those questions.

After the announcement the liberal media immediately went to work praising the senator, with multiple news outlets spending considerable time painting McCain as some sort of hero standing up to the forces of Trump when in reality he is nothing more than an establishment puppet working for the very same masters who control the mainstream press.

Unsurprisingly, numerous Hollywood celebrities also chimed in with praise for McCain throughout Twitter, with multiple openly anti-Trump Democrats responding joyfully to the senator once again turning on not only his party, but the people who voted for him in the first place.

Some of the more pointed Tweets included:

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08:51

NIH supported study: Fluoride exposure during pregnancy linked to lower intelligence in children "IndyWatch Feed World"

Increased levels of prenatal fluoride exposure have been linked to lower intelligence in children, according to the results of a new study. In the eye-opening new peer-reviewed study, published on September 19, 2017, in the Journal of Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers found strong evidence of a link between fluoride and lower cognitive function in children. With an impact factor of 9.78, Environmental Health Perspectives is one of the most highly ranked journals in Toxicology, Public, Environmental and Occupational Health, and Environmental Sciences. The researchers found that "higher levels of maternal urinary fluoride during pregnancy (a proxy for prenatal fluoride exposure) that are in the range of levels of exposure in other general population samples of pregnant women as well as nonpregnant adults were associated with lower scores on tests of cognitive function in the offspring at 4 and 6-12 y old," according to the study.

08:39

Hypnosis and the Department of Justice (DOJ) "IndyWatch Feed World"

Background

According to the Department of Justice Criminal Resource Manual Use of Hypnosis:

In certain limited cases, the use of forensic hypnosis can be an aid in the investigative process. Witnesses to crimes have been able to recall certain facets of the crime while in a hypnotic state that they had not remembered without hypnosis. The use of hypnosis, however, is subject to serious objections and thus should be used only on rare occasions.

The information obtained from a person while in a hypnotic trance cannot be assumed to be accurate. Therefore, any information obtained by the use of hypnosis must be thoroughly checked as to its ultimate accuracy and corroborated. It would therefore be advisable to first consult with a board-certified forensic psychologist/ psychiatrist to ascertain if the matter in question is appropriate for the application of forensic hypnosis. Because of the question of admissibility with regard to information retrieved within a hypnosis session, Assistant United States Attorneys should also consider the appropriateness and potential application of the cognitive interview before using hypnosis. The cognitive interview is a non-hypnotic structured interview that is used to enhance the witnesss ability to remember an event by engaging in a reconstruction of to: the context in which the event took place.

Document Archive

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08:30

14 Signs You Are Dealing with a Covert Psychopath "IndyWatch Feed World"

I think a lot of psychopaths are just geniuses who drove so fast that they lost control.

  • Criss Jami, Killosophy

Our society is obsessed with the very idea of psychopaths. The subject of many shows and movies, we are intrigued by the inner workings of their mind, desiring to understand what drives them to do what they do, and how we differ from them. Countless documentaries exist, featuring the likes of Hannibal Lecter, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Ted Bundy. Their lack of conscience and twisted view of reality intrigues us.

Is it a desire to understand them that draws our attention, or a need to clearly draw a line between them and ourselves, proving just how different we are? Experts describe Psychopaths as being cold and calculated, carefully planning their every move in order to move towards their ultimate end goal. They are masters of manipulation, and when they are on their game they can hide in plain sight.

In an article for Psychology Today, Robert Hare explains, Not surprisingly, many psychopaths are criminals, but many others manage to remain out of prison, using their charm and chameleon-like coloration to cut a wide swathe through society, leaving a wake of ruined lives behind them.

How do you know if you are dealing with an undercover psychopath? Watch for these 14 signs:

Many psychopaths have a history of childhood trauma.

Many experts over the years have theorized that if you were to do an in-depth study into the past of a psychopath you would find a history of childhood abuse, neglect, and trauma. While obviously isnt true for every victim of childhood trauma, The Globe and Mail published an article discussing the fact this has been found to be a contributor in many cases.

They believe that they are the center of the universe.

Psychopaths are incredibly focused on themselves and the way everything that happens can impact them. They believe that they are the center of the universe, and everything that they do is with the end goal of benefiting themselves. The only time that they stop to consider others is in deciding how they can use others as a pawn working towards their goals.

They lack any semblance of a conscience.

While many Americans may, at some time, lie, cheat or do something they deem to be wrong...

08:27

6 Ways to Strengthen Your Aura and Eliminate Emotional Drainage "IndyWatch Feed World"

Many people still deny the existence of metaphysical energy. However, that might be the exact reason that we are experiencing tremendous emotional trauma and stress.

As we go throughout time we are finding out more and more about our universe. Researchers have discovered groundbreaking findings about the true essence of life, where we came from, or what we are supposed to do. Simply saying, not believing in the metaphysical is just a thing of the past. We factually know that everything is made up of varying frequencies. We just have yet to figure out where they come from and everything they can do.

Just like our energy can be a positive thing, it can become negative too. There are certain external forces that have a tremendous effect on your overall energy levels. This can even cause your aura to become plagued with negative energy.  

Humans are vast metaphysical creatures; we are very in depth and interconnected to the universe of all things. The cosmos has us here for a reason, and everything truly happens for a reason even the shitty parts of life. We either gain something or learn something.

Many people even believe that humans poses psychic abilities. I know it sounds crazy, but we are extravagant receptors for energy of all kinds. There are certain things that we deal with in modern day society that block us from our true self. Many things today can cause your aura to become weak, but there are ways to strengthen it. Eliminate these things and you will notice an extremely positive change in your life.

Negative People

Negative people bring immense amounts of negative energy, and it takes a serious toll on you. They block you from receiving positive energy and vibrations. They are basically a barrier to your abilities. You create a protective shield around yourself, and you cant explore your abilities within a bubble of self protection.

You Dont Spend Enough Time with Nature

Every human needs to spend time in nature. Our society has completely isolated us from nature, and it is blocking our cosmic gifts. Studies even show that you are more attentive when you are in nature, and your stress hormone (Cortisol) drops significantly.  

You Have Adapted to Stress

You have spent so much...

08:26

Are Your Ears Ringing? The Frequencies Are Amping Up! "IndyWatch Feed World"

One well-known individual recorded to have been blessed with the gift of clairaudience was the beautiful Joan of Arc. The young French woman believed that she could hear messages from the angels as they made an effort to communicate with her directly. Unfortunately for her, this wasnt a time in which a psychic gift like this was treasured, and Joan of Arc was burned at the stake.

This often underestimated and lesser-known gift has been around since biblical times. While traveling down the road to Damascus the Apostle Paul spoke of hearing the voice of a spirit talking to him.

Source: Mark Mauvais | YouTube

 

What is Clairaudience?

Jessica Lee, author of 7 Real World Steps to Embracing Your Intuitive Gifts writes, Clairaudience is a psychic ability that means you can receive intuitive information from your Higher Self, those in heaven, and members of your spiritual team (Spirit Guides, angels) via hearing.

What this boils down to it that you may hear words, voices, sounds or music, all acting as a way of delivering a message to you through the use of sound and hearing. Dont worry about others hearing your message when they are around you. These messages are often heard internally, appearing only in your own mind for you to hear, and not for those in your general vicinity.

What does this mean?

When someone from the spiritual realm is attempting to contact us, they are no longer in possession of a physical body. For this reason, they cant just walk up to us and speak with us. For this reason, they use a number of techniques, harnessing our senses in order to relay a message.

When a spirit uses clear hearing as a means of communication, they may simply speak messages within your head for you to hear. Other times, however, it may not be that clear. For example, a spirit may use music to pass on their message. This is what happens when you find that you have a song stuck in your head all day without knowing why you are thinking of it.

This gift is driven by a connection with the vibrations associated with sound and hearing. Those who are blessed with th...

08:19

This 3 Minute Video Will Make You Question Your Entire Existence "IndyWatch Feed World"

The universe is gigantic and unimaginably expansive. There is literally no telling what is out there that we dont know about. Its literally unfathomable by the minds of humans.

There is so much about our existence that we are completely unaware of. The cosmos is everything that ever has been, is, and ever was including us. Everything is interdependent on each other, and we are also connected to an infinite universe and a higher consciousness.

The universe is forever expanding and growing. People are still forming new theories about how our universe was created and what will happen next. It is essentially the basis of every religion. None of us are entirely sure how we got here or what we are supposed to be doing, but with a life of such cosmic synchronicity we know that it is something much more powerful than we are aware of.

The video below will really give you an idea as to how big our universe really is, and how much we have yet to discover. It will, nonetheless, make you feel like youre part of something very special because you are!

08:18

4 Secrets That A Narcissist Will Use to Control You "IndyWatch Feed World"

In modern society today there are a lot of people who arent as nice as they make themselves out to be. You have to extra careful these days, because it can be very easy to get taken advantage of.

I dont know whether the world has always been this way, or if it is a new trait of a new generation, but we have become a society full of narcissists. They are literally everywhere and people are stabbing each other in the back left and right. Nobody has respect for other people and they dont think about anyone else but themselves. Sound familiar? It probably does, because chances are youve already dealt with a narcissist. I know I have and it is no fun.

A narcissist is someone who is purely concerned with only themselves. They think they are the best at everything and they will not take no for an answer. Most importantly, a narcissistic person will take advantage of whoever they have to gain whatever they seek, and its usually attention.

There are many different ways to tell if youre dealing with a narcissist, but in my opinion its the people who make you feel like you cant break your back enough to please them. While there are many specific methods of dealing with these types of people, the best approach in any battle is still knowing the tactics of the enemy and these are the best kept secrets of a narcissist. They use these four tactics to control you.

1. Theyll Never Show Appreciation

A narcissistic person will almost never show gratitude for anything that you do, and if they do its very little. This is a tactic they use to control you because it subconsciously makes you want to do more to please them. This automatically instills them as a number one priority in your brain.

2. They Reel You In

You might think that a narcissist doesnt have good people skills, but youd be wrong. Narcissistic people are the best at reading people and really getting to know you from the inside out. They are able to detect vulnerability and loneliness in others. They target individuals who are more vulnerable because they are more easily manipulated. They use your biggest weaknesses against you.

3. They Isolate...

08:18

8 Things Strong People Do Without Realizing It "IndyWatch Feed World"

People who are mentally tough did not just wake up that way one morning. Mental strength comes with a price, and its not cheap.

People who are mentally strong have been pushed to the limit over and over again. They have toughened their mentality to be able to take on anything. They have an extreme can-do outlook on life and they arent afraid to stand up for themselves. However, mentally tough people do not typically talk about their mental strength or their feelings at all. Fortunately, this has caused them to gain many other traits that most people lack nowadays.

Society today has become extremely artificial and self-absorbed. Nobody even takes each other into consideration at all anymore. They tend to see the good in everything, and they also have special skills when it comes to protecting themselves of negative energy.  People who are mentally tough always do these eight things, although they scarcely admit it.

1.  We Always Know When Someone is Bullshitting

Being mentally strong causes you to notice when people are taking advantage of you or if they are being sincere. For the sake of maintaining positive relationships, we cannot always call out those who are less aware. They simply do not realize theyre doing it, and it is a learning process through a lesson.

2.  Almost Nothing is as Infuriating as When People Fake Emotion

Mentally resilient people are able to recognize artificial and authentic emotions. If you think you are sly by sing your emotions to get what you want, youll only get as far as meeting this person.

3. We Feel Weirdly Responsible for Fixing the Worlds Problems

We routinely find ourselves in hours-deep conversations trying to figure out everyone elses problems as though they were our own. We have the tendency to take care of other people before we look after ourselves, which can become exhausting. Empathy is a strong suit of these people.

4.  Sometimes Difficult to be Able to Determine Whether Were Over-Thinking or Not

Were human, were fallible, sometimes we think were feeling something only because our thoughts have convinced us...

08:06

This Undergraduate From Iceland May Have Just Saved the Planet "IndyWatch Feed World"

While people claim plastic is fine because it is recyclable, most people dont bother to recycle! Did you know that it takes plastic around 450 years to decompose. New ways to resolve our plastic problem are constantly being created and yet we are not using any of them, why is that?

Last year a a product design student named Ari Jonsson presented a new biodegradable bottle design at a festival that should have been a game changer. This water bottle was to be completely created from red algae powder. Jonsson decided to come up with this idea after reading about the tons of plastic waste humans were producing.

Why are we using materials that take hundreds of years to break down in nature to drink from once and then throw away?

For this, he began studying the strengths and weaknesses of different substances, and finally decided that making plastic from algae was the answer. You see, this is something that can be formed into a bottle by merely adding water, heat and placing it into a mold that will be frozen. Once the bottle is emptied it loses its shape and begins decomposing, you really couldnt ask for much better.

Jonsson says you could even eat the bottle when you were done if you wanted to. His design makes bottles waste free and practical to say the least. Maybe in time, this sort of thing will be used globally. For more information check out the video below and take a look at the images of his bottle from beginning to end or drinking to decomposing. What do you think about this?

 

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08:00

Americans support free speech for those advocating ethnic cleansing "IndyWatch Feed World"

(TFC)  As white supremacists of all sorts rebrand, they still cling to the concept of free speech rallies. Do you notice how they dont invite groups opposed to them to speak? Do you notice all of the speakers are of the alt-right or alt-light variety? Do you notice the blatant racism? The rallies arent about free speech. They never were. Theyre about getting stupid people to defend them and to side with them based on a buzzword. They wouldnt get very far calling the Unite the Right free speech rally a KKK-Nazi-White Nationalist conference now would they?

Like all good propagandists, they term themselves something that is ridiculous to oppose. Look at the terms for the two main sides of the abortion debate. You arent really going to call yourself anti-choice or anti-life, are you? Its a word game typically used to trick those who are of lower intelligence. Free Speech is a lofty ideal, so this time theyre targeting college-educated people. Nobody wants to stand against free speech.

Free speech is one of the most important facets of a free society. A person should be able to stand in the open and state their opinion, no matter how offensive it is. While we may disagree, they should be able to stand in a crowd and sing the praises of Hitler.

These groups arent really engaging in free speech though, thats not the primary objective anyway. The real goal is to unite and organize various groups who openly advocate ethnic cleansing or a terrorist campaign under leaderless resistance. These arent debates or even forums for the expression of controversial ideas. Theyre a front to organize for ethnic cleansing.

The websites of the groups openly proclaim their goals and even as they organize to gain the political power to make the United States a white ethnostate, many Americans refuse to believe it. Its a story as old as time itself. Instead, liberals all over the country are patting themselves on the back for being tolerant and supporting free speech. Supporting the organizational efforts of those wanting to ethnically cleanse the United States doesnt make you principled. It makes you an accomplice.

Throughout history, there were always groups of scared little boys who saw skin color or language or religion as a good enough reason to use violence. They were always small in number at first. They then tricked the less intelligent of those around them by pretending to defend them...

07:50

Bernie Sanders Bombshell: Saudi Arabia Funds ISIS "IndyWatch Feed World"

According to Bernie Sanders, Saudi Arabia funds ISIS and is definitely not an ally of the United States.  In an interview published Friday, Sanders issued a scathing attack against the Saudi regime, which has recently [...]

07:40

Restored Republic via a GCR as of Sept. 23, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Restored Republic via a GCR Update as of Sept. 23 2017

Compiled 1:17 am EDT 23 Sept. 2017 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com; Author, "Twenty Two Faces," www.22faces.com

Source: Dinar Chronicles

A. Sept. 22 2017 2:51 pm EDT TNT Call RayRen98: TNT Showtime CC w/ RayRen98 Notes by Adept1 9-22-17 Replay: 641.715.0623, PIN CODE 409029#
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1. Yesterday Sept. 21 we expected PM Abadi to address the UN, and that didnt happen but he is on the schedule for (late) tomorrow, Sept. 23.

2. He did speak to the Iraqi people yesterday, but didnt talk about the change in pay rates the citizens are expecting on Sun. Sept. 24.

3. Banks are still on high alert, waiting for everything to come down the pike.

4. Banks have received instructions on how to handle the currencies, including the Zim.

It looks like he has been put late on the list, until Saturday evening, which will be early Sunday morning in Iraq.

HSBC stands for Hongkong Shanghai Bank Corporation. They have branches in the US and you can open an account if you want to. Look it up on the internet.

B. Sept. 21 2017 Dinar Gurus Intel Guru RayRen98:

1. There were always two rates for any currency.

2. At your exchange you might see on the bank screen $3.71 as the Dinar International Rate. (That is the......

07:39

Pfizer Vice President Blows Whistle On Gardasil: The Vaccine Is Deadly "IndyWatch Feed World"

Former vice President of Pfizer, Dr. Peter Rost, has blown the whistle on the dangers of the Gardasil vaccine  and claims that Big Pharma aims to keep people unhealthy.  Below is a clip taken from the [...]

07:32

Salt Lake City Police: Hundreds Of Homeless People Have Disappeared Into Thin Air "IndyWatch Feed World"

Police in Salt Lake City say they are mystified at the disappearance of almost the entire homeless community, consisting of hundreds of people According to officials, the downtown emergency shelter that was once home to [...]

07:27

TV Viewers Interrupted With End Of Times Emergency Broadcast "IndyWatch Feed World"

TV shows in California were interrupted Thursday with an emergency broadcast warning citizens that the world is about to end. Citizens in Orange County were left stunned when television programming was suddenly interrupted for one [...]

07:19

German Supreme Court Rules Measles Virus Does Not Exist "IndyWatch Feed World"

The German Federal Supreme Court has confirmed that there no evidence to prove that the measles virus actually exists.  Furthermore: There is not a single scientific study in the world which could prove the existence [...]

07:08

Harvard Study: Apple Slows Down Old iPhones To Boost Sales Of New Models "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Harvard University study has discovered that Apple deliberately slow down old iPhones weeks before a new iPhone is launched.  According to the study, Google searches for iPhone slow spiked multiple times just ahead of [...]

07:04

Harvard, MIT Professors Identify Bacteria Responsible For Autism "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Korean couple who work as professors at two prestigious U.S. universities have identified the bacteria responsible for causing autism.  The couple found that certain bacteria in the mothers digestive tract can lead to a [...]

07:02

Commerzbank to Merge with French BNP "IndyWatch Feed World"

According to a the latest spin, the German federal governments withdrawal from the Commerzbank has left the favored shotgun wedding merger. Commerzbank is the Frankfurt money house which will be merged with the French BNP Paribas. This is being presented as if it were a strong German-French merger which is suggesting that there is a deeper European banking union unfolding. Additionally, they are also going to merge a troubled Italian bank into BNP.

Behind the curtain, the concern is that Commerzbank could not be merged with Deutsche bank because they have the same portfolios that are in trouble. BNP Paribas is about 10 times the size of Commerzbank. Therefore, the real world view is this is just a shotgun wedding rather than a new German-French merger.

07:01

German Elections Void of Any Critical Discussion "IndyWatch Feed World"

The German Bundestag election campaign has seen a total black-out of any discussion of the major crisis that is building in Europe. Nobody is mentioning that Euro crisis, ECB monetary policy, disintegration of the EU, refugee crisis, pension crisis, the municipalities on the brink of insolvency, or the drastic increases in taxation coming AFTER the election that will only lower disposable incomes and extend deflation.

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07:00

How To Use Facebook, Twitter, And YouTube To Change Your Career "IndyWatch Feed World"

Its all about using social media to establish your credibility in a new field. And no, that doesnt mean becoming an influencer.

Ten years ago, I was graduating law school and going to work in a mid-size law firm in Atlanta as a real estate finance attorney. If you had told me then that Id go on to become a sports business analyst for ESPN and then found my own boutique publicity firm, Id think you were crazy.

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07:00

Journalist Who Said Swedens No-Go Zones Are Safe Gets Shot In No-Go Zone "IndyWatch Feed World"

A journalist who claimed that Swedens no-go zones were safe was shot on Sunday evening after visiting a no-go zone.  The former journalist for Swedish publicly funded broadcaster SVT was shot in the suburb of [...]

06:19

Catching the Entomology Bug "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sophia Spencer and Morgan Jackson co-wrote a scientific paper on Twitter, entomology and women in science, after a tweet about Sophias love for bugs went viral

Its good to find an inspiring story highlighting a childs interest in scientific explo...

06:04

An Apocalyptic Mass Extinction Will Begin In 2100, Scientists Say "IndyWatch Feed World"

A mass extinction that wipes out humanity will be under way by the year 2100, scientists have claimed. By the end of the century, its feared that so much carbon will have been added to the oceans that the planet will have passed a threshold of catastrophe which leads to the destruction of our species. []

06:00

Scientists And Physicians Send Appeal About 5G Rollout And Health Dangers To The European Union "IndyWatch Feed World"

On September 13, 2017, more than 180 scientists and doctors sent an 11-page Appeal for a moratorium on the roll out of 5G in the European Union. The reason for the appeal is RF/EMF has been proven to be harmful for humans and the environment, but 5G has not been investigated fully for potential health hazards and environmental impact by INDEPENDENT scientists, rather than industry scientists who apparently would rubber stamp 5G similarly as the other generations of telecommunications updates have been. According to the Appeal, 5G is effective only over short distances and is transmitted poorly through solid materials. Because of that inefficiency in transmission, a tremendous number of antennas or cell towers will be needed to implement 5G service. One key paragraph jumped out for me: Read Entire Article

06:00

Elizabeth Warren Confronted Over Wealth: Its Not Hypocrisy "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sen. Elizabeth Warren was forced to defend her wealth despite her frequent attacks on the rich after she was confronted by a Boston radio host earlier this week. Ms. Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat who frequently attacks big banks and Wall Street, ran into WRKO radio host Jeff Kuhner at the studio Monday and was asked how she can justify railing against a class of Americans to which she belongs.

Uber Loses License To Operate In London, Affecting 40k Drivers "IndyWatch Feed World"

Londons governing body responsible for transportation, Transport for London (TfL), has yanked Ubers license to operate in the city, affecting nearly 40,000 drivers and 3.5 million passengers. Uber has 21 days to appeal TfLs decision, and will be allowed to operate throughout the appeals process.

Defiant Catalans Block Spain's Military Boats From Landing; Spain Seizes ".CAT" Domain "IndyWatch Feed World"

Spains plan to send boatloads of military police to Catalonia to prevent its independence referendum has backfired with dockers in two ports staging a boycott and a third refusing access. The Express writes Police boats Blocked by Catalan ports as unrest threatens to Rip Spain Apart.

Airport Police Demanded An Activists Passwords. He Refused. Now He Faces Prison in the UK. "IndyWatch Feed World"

It was not the first time Muhammad Rabbani had problems when returning to the United Kingdom from travels overseas. But on this occasion something was different he was arrested, handcuffed, and hauled through Londons largest airport, then put into the back of a waiting police van.

Erdogans Thugs Assault Protesters in US (Again) "IndyWatch Feed World"

In the span of fewer than four months, Recep Erdogan has brought out the rage of his violent AKP fanatics on US citizens again. After a brutal attack outside the Turkish embassy in Washington DC this May, more pro-Erdogan violence has broken out; this time as the Turkish President made a speech in New York.

More than 40 families pull children from school that forced transgender lesson on 5-year-olds "IndyWatch Feed World"

Forty-one families have pulled 73 children from the elite Sacramento-area Rocklin Academy charter schools as the board continues to defend a kindergarten transgender lesson several parents say traumatized their 5-year-olds and that parents werent told about beforehand. A mother who pulled her son from Grade 6 and daughter from Grade 3 at Rocklin Academy Gateway, where the incident took place, has kept a tally of parents whove done likewise.

Iran Releases Footage Of New, Long-Range Ballistic Missile Launch "IndyWatch Feed World"

On Friday, we reported that in the latest snub by President Hassan Rouhani to the Trump administration, on Friday the Iranian president said Tehran would continue its missile program in defiance of US sanctions, and to underscore the determination, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard unveiled its newest long-range ballistic missile during a military parade in Tehran. The newly unveiled missile is capable of reaching most of the Middle East, including Israel, with a range of 1,200 miles. It's also capable of carrying several warheads.

05:45

CVS Will Now Limit Opioid Prescriptions to 7 Days "IndyWatch Feed World"

CVS Pharmacy will limit opioid prescriptions to a seven-day supply for certain conditions, becoming the first national retail chain to restrict how many pain pills doctors can give patients. This new policy means new customers with acute short-term pain will only be able to receive a weeks worth of opioid painkilers with a single prescription. []

05:13

If You Get Chills When Listening To Music, It Could Be A Sign Youre Special "IndyWatch Feed World"

Have you ever been listening to a song when all of a sudden, your heart skips a beat, the hairs on the backs of your arms stand up, and a piece of you feels as if it has taken flight? If so, youre not alone. However, according to a new study, individuals who get chills when listening to beautiful music are biologically different. As a result, they may even be considered special. 

The study was led by Matthew Sachs, a graduate student studying the effect of music on the brain at the University of Southern California. For the research, 20 students, 10 of who reported feeling chills while listening to their favorite songs and 10 whom did not, took part.

Quartz reports that the team of researchers took brain scans of both groups. The students who reported the equivalent of frission, as it is known in the scientific community, were found to have a significantly higher number of neural connections between their auditory cortex, emotional processing centers, and prefrontal cortex. The prefrontal cortex is involved in higher-order cognition, such as interpreting a songs meaning.

Sachs himself admits the study was small and that the phenomenon is difficult to research. After all, is not unusual for people to get chills from certain songs because they have unique memories tied to them. To prove more conclusively that people who connect with music are slightly different from a biological perspective, Sachs is conducting follow-up research that involves examining the patterns of activity in peoples brains as they listen to music that induces goosebumps. His hope is to understand more about whats happening neurologically.

From an evolutionary standpoint, chills are a response to cold and danger. Said Sachs, Our hair stands on end, and when were th...

05:04

How Israel robs Palestinians of Citizenship "IndyWatch Feed World"

Israel has quietly revoked the citizenship of thousands of members of its large Palestinian minority in recent years, highlighting that decades of demographic war against Palestinians are far from over.

The policy, which only recently came to light, is being implemented by Israels population registry, a department of the interior ministry. The registry has been regularly criticized for secrecy about its rules for determining residency and citizenship.

According to government data, some 2,600 Palestinian Bedouins are likely to have had their Israeli citizenship voided. Officials, however, have conceded that the figure may be much higher.

The future offspring of those stripped of citizenship are likely to suffer problems gaining citizenship too.

Human rights groups have severely criticized Israel for violating its own laws, as well as international conventions to which it is a party, in carrying out such revocations.

Sawsan Zaher, a lawyer with Adalah, a legal center for Israels Palestinian minority, told The Jerusalem Post newspaper: This policy is illegal and in contravention to international law because you cannot leave someone stateless.

Harsh treatment

Palestinian citizens, one in five of Israels population, are descended from Palestinians who survived a mass ethnic cleansing campaign waged during Israels creation in 1948.

Today, some 200,000 Bedouins live in Israel, most of them in a semi-desert area known as the Naqab (Negev).

One of the two fastest-growing groups in Israels population, the Bedouins have faced especially harsh treatment. Israel continued expelling them to Jordan, Egypt and Gaza through the 1950s and to this day tightly limits the areas in the Naqab where the Bedouins can live.

Revelations of the revocations emerged as Ayelet Shaked, the far-right justice minister, warned Israels judges to prioritize demographic concerns and maintenance of the states Jewishness over human rights. She called growing numbers of non-Jews in the state national challenges that risked turning a Jewish state into an empty symbol.

According to Adalah, Bedouins typically learn that they have been stripped of citizenship when they approach the interior ministry for routine services such as renewing an ide...

05:01

American Propagandist Warns of Russian Propaganda "IndyWatch Feed World"

After President Donald Trumps detestable performance at the United Nations General Assembly last week, the New York Times had an opportunity to counter the presidents heedless belligerence with a message of diplomacy and dialogue. What it did instead was publish an op-ed from discredited former ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, Obamas unforgivable appointment and one of the principal arm-twisters that convinced an irresolute president to get behind an invasion of a sovereign state (Libya) on the basis of manufactured lies too incredulous to believe. This unrepentant jackanape had the temerity to pen an article calling on Americans to heed George Washingtons ancient warning to be constantly awake to the specter of foreign influence, a prelude to the establishment goal of outlawing foreign media and exerting a stronger grip on the information flow in the digital space.

With any Power essay, her smart media handlers make sure that her photo is always a central element of her pose. She perpetually appears in a posture of earnestness, her face displaying a kind of inveterate sadness born of too much knowledge of humanitys dark side. Her somewhat emaciated cheeks, particularly in black and white photographs, lend her the self-abnegating glow of an ascetic or religious eremite. Having absorbed the image of this saintly spirit, readers then move to her missive.

Shuttering Dissent

Power, whose presence in the UN was a carmine monument to hypocrisy, quickly summons the hysterical phantom of Russian election interference as her theme. As any good paid propagandist would do, Power tells us we can focus on the technical details of the hacking, influencing, meddling, and manipulating, but we shouldnt overlook other vile means by which foreign powers ruin our democracy by aiming falsehoods at ripe subsets of our populationand not only during elections.

Here Power reveals her multiple goals. First, she aims to shift the narrative away from the collapsing scenery of the Russian hacking allegation, since the technical facts now show that DNC emails were leaked by an insider, not hacked by a foreign agent. This is what the mainstream press has been slowly doing for months now, moving the debate from the phantom hack itself to the influence of so-called propaganda platforms funded by Russian government, namely RT and Sputnik, and several thousands bots of unknown provenance on social media. In truth, the majority of the intelligence communitys report on the hacking was forced to point fingers at R...

05:00

Freedom Is a Myth: We Are All Prisoners of the Police State "IndyWatch Feed World"

"We're run by the Pentagon, we're run by Madison Avenue, we're run by television, and as long as we accept those things and don't revolt we'll have to go along with the stream to the eventual avalanche... As long as we go out and buy stuff, we're at their mercy We all live in a little Village. Your Village may be different from other people's Villages, but we are all prisoners. Patrick McGoohan

First broadcast in Great Britain 50 years ago, The Prisoner a dystopian television series described as James Bond meets George Orwell filtered through Franz Kafka confronted societal themes that are still relevant today: the rise of a police state, the freedom of the individual, round-the-clock surveillance, the corruption of government, totalitarianism, weaponization, group think, mass marketing, and the tendency of humankind to meekly accept their lot in life as a prisoner in a prison of their own making.

Perhaps the best visual debate ever on individuality and freedom, The Prisoner (17 episodes in all) centers around a British secret agent who abruptly resigns only to find himself imprisoned, monitored by militarized drones, and interrogated in a mysterious, self-contained, cosmopolitan, seemingly tranquil retirement community known only as the Village. 


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04:31

"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.  
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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.

04:30

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 (click to enlarge). 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, star-birthing gas that is only the t...

04:20

Germany to Spend Hundreds of Millions on Hotels for Migrants, 10,000 Germans Remain Homeless in Berlin "IndyWatch Feed World"

There is talk that the major hotel chain, Grand City Hotels, will be the sole recipient of a generous government handout. Read More

04:09

A frightened dog barks louderStatement on Donald Trumps address to UN General Assembly (Kim Jong-un ) "IndyWatch Feed World"

22/09/2017 - The speech made by the US president in his maiden address on the UN arena in the prevailing serious circumstances, in which the situation on the Korean peninsula has been rendered tense as never before ...

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Here's The Greatest Speech Ever Written "IndyWatch Feed World"

We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each others' happiness, not by each others' misery. We dont want to hate and despise one another.

In this world, there is room for everyone. The good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way

Greed has poisoned mens souls; has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind.

We think too much and feel too little! More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will remain violent and all will be lost.


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03:27

(Video) The GoldFish Report No. 133 -- Exo-Geo Political Round Table w/ Cobra, Benjamin Fulford and Kauilapele "IndyWatch Feed World"



Published on Sep 22, 2017

On The GoldFish Report No. 133 - Hosts Louisa and Steve welcome COBRA, Benjamin Fulford and Kauilapele for An Exo/Geo Politics Round Table: Uniting the Light- Planetary Situation. This intriguing exchange includes discussion about the current status of the power players on the world stage and the real cause for the delay in the transition of the financial system and planetary liberation overall. Kauilapele describes his mission work and the energetic changes and transition we are all experiencing and clearing. Benjamin provides his unique insider and journalistic perspective to issues in the USA, North Korea, Japan, Vatican, Dragons, financial insight and more and COBRA bridges those two worlds together in a unique and eloquent way through the efforts of the Resistance Movement and Secret Space Program efforts that are working toward Planetary liberation and resolution of this current hostage status on earth. COBRA also discusses the major solar and weather events that are happening on earth, and they ultimately represent, and much more. They all end with messages of positive change and hope for humanity.

02:37

Multiple UFO's Spotted in the Skies Over Utah "IndyWatch Feed World"

Multiple videos show UFO armada in the skies above Utah



Source: The Herd Now | By Michael Hulse

Some people are predicting the world is going to end on Saturday, and some extraterrestrial visitors may be lining up to get a front row seat.

Multiple videos show an armada of unexplained lights hovering over Salt Lake City, Utah. The first video shows two lights in a steep dive, but then they abruptly stop their descent and morph into 4 lights. The second video shows the same unexplained formation.

The simplest explanation is usually the correct one, so were going with the obvious. Its definitely aliens and were all doomed.



02:33

GCR/RV Intel SITREP: "Reckoning" -- September 22, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"



Source: Dinar Chronicles

John McCain is using the life and death health of the American people as a leveraging tool against the Republic and for Israel (cabal).

Again.

The "war hero" has long been at war with the American people and everyone else that is human the world over.

I'm told his "brain cancer" will suddenly get the better of him. Finally.

As a result, the illusion of a freely elected and enlightened US Congress will soon be known as a complete fraud all in service of Israel, who was in service of the dark nobility, but now acting on their own through Trump and other minions.

But you knew that.

What you don't know is that the Republic will be taking over all matters related to US governance permanently now--which means publicly--which means the implementation of the USN currency & UST over the money supply and tax enforcement.

It also means a latent but potent Republic military force will now be taking a leadership position for all homeland security operations--publicly--which is a nice way of saying martial law.

They will root out whatever obstructionist elements of the cabal that remain in government, military, courts and banking.

This is the end or the beginning depending on which side you're on. And while you will get wealthy this weekend, you will be such a small number that will do so worldwide it is your moral and human responsibility to serve the masses.

Not go sit on some sandy beach...

02:31

Reminder: murder at the FDA "IndyWatch Feed World"

by Jon Rappoport

September 22, 2017

File this one under: studiously ignored by major media.

I first posted this story in August of 2012. Read More

02:20

British people have turned their backs on Brexit, according to a new poll released "IndyWatch Feed World"

just as Theresa May prepares to give a make-or-break speech on her plans for EU withdrawal.

We will fight them on the beaches..and we will NEVER surrender !

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The exclusive survey for The Independent by BMG Research shows a majority now believe the country should remain in the EU, after weeks in which deadlocked Brussels talks and cabinet splits exposed the sheer complexity of withdrawal.

Ms May goes to Florence in the hope of convincing EU leaders of the importance of negotiations making further progress with time running out before Britain falls out of the bloc without terms.

She outlined her speech to ministers on Thursday at a cabinet meeting that ended in a public display of unity, following reports that Brexiteers had planned to quit the front bench if Ms May dared to soften her stance.

The new poll of more than 1,400 UK adults showed 52 per cent of the public back remaining in the EU, while 48 per cent would support leaving.

The numbers are a mirror image of the June 2016 referendum result and a shift from the same poll conducted two months ago, which showed a clear 50/50 split.

Ms Mays speech is being seen as an attempt to persuade member state leaders that the UK is serious about paying its Brexit divorce bill, in the hope they wil...

02:14

Ian Stevenson's legacy: A case for life after death "IndyWatch Feed World"

Over half a century ago, in 1966, when Prof. Ian Stevenson first published his seminal work "Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation" (University of Virginia Press) it took the world by storm. It not only gave a tremendous boost to the religions that believe in reincarnation (and rebirth), but sought to provide a scientific foundation to the notion. After a scrupulous study of over 3,000 cases of "rebirth" Stevenson handpicked 20 cases of those to suggest, if not prove, the case of "reincarnation". This fact was succinctly captured by Prof. Curt John Ducasse, parapsychologist and then Chairman of publications committee of the American Society for Physical Research, in the foreword he wrote to Stevenson's "Twenty cases ...". The closing line of his missive read as: The twenty cases..., which Dr. Stevenson personally investigated, reports on, and discusses ..., are not claimed by him to settle that question; but they do put it before the reader sharply and, because of this, are fully as interesting and important as are the more numerous cases suggesting discarnate survival, to which physical research has given close and lengthy attention.

01:55

Thousands protest Macrons labour laws "IndyWatch Feed World"

Unrest is growing in France with many across the country marching in protest of President Emmanuel Macrons new labour laws.

Tens of thousands of protesters marched in Paris and other French cities against President Emmanuel Macrons contested labour law reforms.

The nationwide action, backed by the powerful, hard-left CGT trade union, saw protesters take to the streets in the second round of public opposition to the long-touted changes that will give more power to employers to hire and fire workers.

Macron says the laws are needed to power the stagnant French economy and boost jobs.

In cities across the country, demonstrators waved anti-capitalist placards and angry personal messages against Macron, whose popularity has recently taken a hit.

In Paris, huge crowds turned out to a protest that police said was attended by 16,000 people. Organisers put the figure at 55,000.

That protest was largely peaceful, but some localised, brief scuffles broke out between a few dozen violent protesters wearing black hoods and riot police using tear gas.

Demonstrators brandishing posters reading The state ruins the people marched past the posh La Rotonde restaurant where Macron was branded arrogant for prematurely celebrating his victory in the first round of the elections before he had won the presidency.

The latest protests come a week after hundreds of thousands of protesters 220,000 according to police and half a million according to the unions took to the streets in many French cities in the first major challenge to Macrons fledgling presidency.

Macron used a special procedure that enabled him to pass the measures without a lengthy debate at parliament. Opponents criticised the method as a sign of authoritarianism.

He is due to sign a series of executive orders Friday following a Cabinet meeting.

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01:54

St Louis Aldermen Pass Resolution Honoring Late Heroin Trafficker "IndyWatch Feed World"

Today the Saint Louis, Missouri board of Aldermen unanimously passed a resolution honoring the life of slain Heroin dealer Anthony Lamar Smith. Smith died following a high speed police chase which ended when he menaced a beat cop by flashing his firearm, an action which lead to the heroin dealer's slaying in an act that was found at trial to not have been murder. Smith's slaying was unremarkable until the Ferguson riots which followed the self defense killing of Michael Brown Jr. emboldened hate groups to perpetuate terror under the names of increasingly less sympathetic figures.

The terrorists campaigning to maximize their economic damage to Saint Louis have begun undertaking actions outside the city of Saint Louis, with action planned in Belleville over the coming weekend. An action in Belleville would be the second on the Illinois side of the river, following this past weekend's still unsolved casino robbery.

Heroin and other opiate drug overdoses are the leading cause of death among white Americans under 50. The Aldermanic resolution honoring the deceased anti-white race warrior is presented in full below:

RESOLUTION 139
Anthony Lamar Smith
WHEREAS, Anthony Lamar Smith was born to Annie Denise Smith on May 19, 1987 in Saint Louis
Missouri at St. Louis Regional Medical Center. Anthony was the first born child of Mrs. Smith. He had
three siblings; Antonio Lavell Johnson Junior, Antwane Lamarco Johnson, Trevin De'Andre Johnson.
Anthony and his brothers enjoyed playing sports with other neighborhood children; and
WHEREAS, Anthony attended Wesley House Association, Ashland Elementary, Farragut Elementary,
Beaumont High, Roosevelt High School. He continued his education informally by feeding his love for
reading books, traveling and making connections with local artist and musicians; and
WHEREAS, Anthony won many awards and trophies for his participation in sports at The St. Louis Boy's
Club. He spent many days at the center playing football, basketball, swimming and racquet ball. He was
well liked by his employer's, coaches and elders.
WHEREAS, Anthony gained employment at a local McDonald's restaurant as an assistant cashier
working under the direction of his moth...

01:46

The Lid On Your Glad Food Container Has A Secret Second Purpose "IndyWatch Feed World"

Imagine youre minding your own business, wrapping up the leftovers from your afternoon chopped salad, and you discover that on the underside of the container lid is a secret, hidden lid, where you cup of ranch dressing fits ever so perfectly. Thats exactly what happened with this women, who discovered a new kitchen hack using her []

01:45

Probe opens into Emirates A380 descent below glideslope also Emirates A380 in glideslope deviation incident twice aborted approach "IndyWatch Feed World"

United Arab Emirates investigators are probing a serious incident during which an Emirates Airbus A380 descended below the glideslope during an approach to Moscow Domodedovo.

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The General Civil Aviation Authoritys accident investigation division tells FlightGlobal that the incident occurred on 10 September.

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It says the aircraft had been transporting 446 occupants comprising 420 passengers and 26 crew when the incident occurred on the approach to runway 14R.

No injuries or damage to the aircraft was reported, says the...

01:44

80 Years After Being Expelled, 97-Year-Old Woman Finally Gets Her Diploma "IndyWatch Feed World"

Although we may be struggling with a few social issues right now, there are still things that we can do today that we wouldnt have been able to less than a hundred years ago. Iris Weatherwaxs story is a great reminder of how far women have come in the battle for gender equality. In the []

01:40

Facebook Is Now The Federal Election Commission, But With More Secrets "IndyWatch Feed World"

In what looked like a presidential address with a distinct Silicon Valley aesthetic, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed his private online nation of 2 billion users on Thursday from his glass-walled office space. He went live to explain how Facebook will henceforth respond to efforts by nation-states and private actors to use the social media platform to []

01:35

Is There a Single Food That You Can Survive on Forever? "IndyWatch Feed World"

For all of 2016, Andrew Taylor ate only potatoes. There were a few caveats: He ate both white potatoes and sweet ones, and sometimes mixed in soymilk, tomato sauce, salt and herbs. He also took B12 supplements. But, overall, he ate potatoes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. He took four blood tests over the year []

01:32

The Mother of All Apples Is Disappearing "IndyWatch Feed World"

In the wilds of Kazakhstan, theres an unassuming tree that bears an unassuming fruit. Like many plant species, development encroaches on its usual territory while climate change makes it harder for the tree to thrive and bear healthy yields of fruit. You probably havent eaten this fruit before, but you may have one of its []

01:27

Was Benjamin Franklin A Serial Killer? 1200 Human Bones Discovered In A Pit In His Basement "IndyWatch Feed World"

In 1998, renovators made a shocking and grizzly discovery when they smashed through the concrete floor of Benjamin Franklins former home in London, England. It was a routine renovation that involved repairs to the inventors home on 36 Craven Street. But when conservationists and renovators took a peek under the floor the were shocked by []

01:25

Rocketman and Frickin Lasers! "IndyWatch Feed World"

We Are Change

Hi everybody Jason Bermas here reporting for wearechange.org. Today I want to discuss the supposed North Korean missile non-crisis. The one, the media, and government, alike are shoving down our throats.

Various mainstream news and Donald Trump quotes:

North Koreas reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles threatens the entire world with unthinkable loss of human life. Donald Trump U.N.

Breaking tonight. Brand new threats from North Korea as they warn the U.S. of the Greatest pain and suffering' Anchor

So were out of were out of time now in North Korea. H.R. McMaster

We will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocketman is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. Donald Trump U.N.

Are you one of the authors of rocketman as a way to describe Kim Jong-Un? Do you think that kind of rhetoric helps? CNN Interviewer
Well, its an accurate term. H.R. McMaster

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01:25

The Man Who Saved the World by Doing Absolutely Nothing "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Man Who Saved the World by Doing Absolutely Nothing
by Megan Garber

It was September 26, 1983. Stanislav Petrov, a lieutenant colonel in the Soviet Air Defence Forces, was on duty at Serpukhov-15, a secret bunker outside Moscow. His job: to monitor Oko, the Soviet Union's early-warning system for nuclear attack. And then to pass along any alerts to his superiors. It was just after midnight when the alarm bells began sounding. One of the system's satellites had detected that the United States had launched five ballistic missiles. And they were heading toward the USSR. Electronic maps flashed; bells screamed; reports streamed in. A back-lit red screen flashed the word 'LAUNCH.'"

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01:19

The palm oil crisis in Nigeria - and beyond "IndyWatch Feed World"

08 Sep 2017 | EcologistIn June, Environmental Rights Action/FOE Nigeria and representatives of the Owan and Okomu communities delivered a letter to the Governor of Edo State urging him to uphold a revocation Order on 13,750 ha of land expropriated by Okomu Plc.

01:15

X22 Report, The Fed Is Distracting Everyone From The Real Crisis "IndyWatch Feed World"

X22 Report, The Fed Is Distracting Everyone From The Real Crisis
Related followup report:
X22 Report, GCHQ Warns Of A Category 1 Cyber Attack Coming Soon

01:14

5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes N. California USGS "IndyWatch Feed World"

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake in the Pacific Ocean has hit Petrolia in Californias Humboldt County, according to the the US Geological Survey. Following initial reports of two earthquakes, the USGS is now reporting just one occurred on Friday afternoon, a magnitude 5.7. Previously it was reported that the first quake was quickly followed by a second []

01:12

The Daily "Near You?" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Barkerville, Ontario, Canada. Thanks for stopping by!

01:10

The Poet: Joy Harjo, "A Map to the Next World" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"A Map to the Next World"

"In the last days of the fourth world I wished to make a map
for those who would climb through the hole in the sky.
My only tools were the desires of humans as they emerged from the killing fields,
from the bedrooms and the kitchens.
For the soul is a wanderer with many hands and feet.

The map must be of sand and can't be read by ordinary light.
It must carry fire to the next tribal town, for renewal of spirit.
In the legend are instructions on the language of the land,
how it was we forgot to acknowledge the gift, as if we were not in it or of it.
Take note of the proliferation of supermarkets and malls, the altars of money.
They best describe the detour from grace.

Keep track of the errors of our forgetfulness; a fog steals our children while we sleep.
Flowers of rage spring up in the depression, the monsters are born there of nuclear anger.
Trees of ashes wave good-bye to good-bye and the map appears to disappear.

We no longer know the names of the birds here,
how to speak to them by their personal names.
Once we knew everything in this lush promise.

What I am telling you is real and is printed in a warning on the map.
Our forgetfulness stalks us, walks the earth behind us,
leaving a trail of paper diapers, needles and wasted blood.

An imperfect map will have to do little one.
The place of entry is the sea of your mother's blood,
your father's small death as he longs to know himself in another.
There is no exit.

The map can be interpreted through the wall of the intestine-
a spiral on the road of knowledge.
You will travel through the membrane of death,
smell cooking from the encampment where our relatives make a feast
of fresh deer meat and corn soup, in the Milky Way.
They have never left us; we abandoned them for science.
And when you take your next breath as we enter the fifth world there will b...

01:05

Hypothesis how epstein barr virus may contribute to the induction of acquired immune deficiency syndrome by lymphadenopathy associated virus human t lymphotropic virus type iii "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hypothesis how epstein barr virus may contribute to the induction of acquired immune deficiency syndrome by lymphadenopathy associated virus human t lymphotropic virus type iii

01:04

Spectrophotometric assay of plasmin and plasminogen in bovine milk "IndyWatch Feed World"

Spectrophotometric assay of plasmin and plasminogen in bovine milk

01:04

Disneyland and Walt Disney World: traditional values in futuristic form "IndyWatch Feed World"

Disneyland and Walt Disney World: traditional values in futuristic form

01:04

Appendix A ; notes on the geography and late Quaternary geology of the Lake Channel region "IndyWatch Feed World"

Appendix A ; notes on the geography and late Quaternary geology of the Lake Channel region

01:04

The effects of hydrological disturbance on the densities of macroinvertebrate predators and their prey in a coastal stream "IndyWatch Feed World"

The effects of hydrological disturbance on the densities of macroinvertebrate predators and their prey in a coastal stream

01:04

Simulation of folding of a small alpha-helical protein in atomistic detail using worldwide-distributed computing "IndyWatch Feed World"

Simulation of folding of a small alpha-helical protein in atomistic detail using worldwide-distributed computing

01:04

The use of computable general equilibrium models in evaluating environmental policy "IndyWatch Feed World"

The use of computable general equilibrium models in evaluating environmental policy

01:03

Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill And The Corexit Oil Dispersant Health Problems Confirmed "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Catherine J. Frompovich Back on April 20, 2010, a major environmental catastrophe occurred in the Gulf of Mexico when the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling...

01:03

Scientists develop anti-HIV superweapon that targets 99% of mutations "IndyWatch Feed World"

Scientists have successfully engineered and tested antibodies that can attack 99 percent of HIV strains and prevent infection in primates. This major breakthrough could one day be used to produce a highly effective human vaccine against the virus. "These super-engineered antibodies seem to go beyond the natural and could have more applications than we have imagined to date," Prof Linda-Gail Bekker, president of the International Aids Society, was cited as saying by Silicon Republic. "As a doctor in Africa, I feel the urgency to confirm these findings in humans as soon as possible," she added.

01:02

Cassini Photographed Something Mysterious In Saturns Rings Right Before It Crashed "IndyWatch Feed World"

Although Cassini is gone, it has dramatically changed what we know of Saturn and its moons. And while we know a lot more about the system, there are new mysteries that will have to wait to be solved. Among them is whether or not a possible moon nicknamed Peggy is actually forming within its rings. The moonlets existence []

01:01

Iraqi Kurdistan refuses to postpone independence vote "IndyWatch Feed World"

President of Iraqi Kurdistan Masoud Barzani refused to postpone the September 25 independence referendum amid mass rallies of autonomy supporters. Iraqi Kurdistan will not postpone the referendum on the independence of the autonomy from Baghdad, despite the pressure, and will hold it on target date on September 25, President of Iraqi Kurdistan Masoud Barzani said on Friday. A day before, the officials from Iraqi Kurdistan had expressed their readiness to postpone the upcoming September 25 independence referendum if Iraq, US, UN confirm a set of demanded guarantees. A large rally of supporters of the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan is taking place in Erbil at one of the stadiums of the city.

01:01

The case for a strong UKEU partnership on international development "IndyWatch Feed World"

A new UK government paper fails to clearly show how they can work together with the EU to promote peace and development.

00:59

Finland turns to face modern threats "IndyWatch Feed World"

Finland has traditionally maintained large and capable defense force with one of the largest wartime armies in Europe. Finnish defense is based on conscription and well trained reservists form the bulk of the fighting force. In this traditional defense thinking there has been a clear separation between time of peace and crisis.

2014 Russian invasion of Crimea and Donbass showed that the picture of war has changed. Russia is fielding troops capable of large scale operations with minimal warning and no regard towards international law. And these capabilities have improved during the past two years. Entire armies mobilize in mere hours, when a snap drill is called.

In peacetime Finnish Defense Force is a training organization that trains combat troops from conscripts passing through the 612 month training cycles. At any given time only very few special operations units in the Army are ready for combat operations. Additionally officers, professional NCO:s and military policemen were available to defend garrisons and depots while reservist units were to be called up, equipped, formed and sent to forward.

Finnish Special Jaegers in an action show

While some reservists have been in high readiness and ready to protect and support the formation of the field army the Finlands reserve based system has traditionally been slow. Full combat readiness of the 230000 men field army would take some time to achieve.

So the Finnish defense force is establishing new high readiness troops from conscripts. This will be done by increasing the service time of some units from 6 months to 12 months. During the additional 6 months of training, the high readiness conscripts will provide a rapid response force to protect mobilization. These troops will also use the extra service time to train advanced combat skills and for example helicopter operations.

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00:58

The crisis in Cameroons English-speaking regions turns violent "IndyWatch Feed World"

The simmering crisis in Cameroons English-speaking regions has escalated with small explosions targeting security officials and increasingly vociferous protests.

00:56

"There Is A Theory..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened."
- Douglas Adams

00:54

Robert Mueller expands Dragnet: Requests extensive documents from Trump White House "IndyWatch Feed World"

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has in recent weeks asked the White House for documents as part of his investigation into Russian meddling and any possible collusion with the Trump campaign, according to the New York Times. Mueller's office sent a document to the White House detailing 13 different areas investigators want more information about, according to the report. The Times asserted that the document requests show that several aspects of his probe "are focused squarely on Mr. Trump's behavior." Mueller's document request does not indicate any examination of Trump's personal finances or business dealings, the report said.

00:52

Road In Mexico Looks As If It is Breathing After 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake [Watch] "IndyWatch Feed World"

Shortly after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico, killing 248, locals were stopped in their tracks by a breathing road. The tarmac cracked and heaved as if the quake had given it lungs. At the time, the development scared locals. Minds are still boggled as the phenomenon has yet to be explained in scientific terms.

The cracked road is located in Moreles, Mexico, and was pulsing after the initial earthquake. As the video below reveals, people ran down the road but then stopped once they saw the unstable surface. Many were too nervous to cross it; others gathered around the phenomenon to watch it.

The second powerful earthquake to hit Mexico within a period of weeks was centered in Puebla state, where it killed 40 people. Across the nation, nearly 250 were killed. This disaster occurred 12 days after another quake which killed nearly 100 people in southern Mexico.

Following the tragedy, rescuers began digging for survivors in the rubble. Many volunteered to rescue victims at a collapsed school, where 21 children between the ages of seven and 13 and five adults were crushed to death. Many children remain missing. At least 11 children and one teacher have been rescued from the rubble, reports The Sun.

Credit: Vox

The cause of the breathing road is somewhat of a mystery. Commentators online have suggested everything from soil liquefaction which results when water is squeezed out of the cracks to an entire sinkhole being underneath the rippling tarmac. The cause has not yet been determined by scientists, either.

Oddly enough, the...

00:48

Prelude to WWIII: The Ukrainian Conundrum "IndyWatch Feed World"

The globalist strategy of Drang nach Osten (Eastern Conquest) is based on an ancient Vatican-Hapsburg concept that the key to conquering Russia is to create a separate Ukrainian state and extract it from the Orthodox Russian world. In 2014, globalists imposed their designs on Ukraine by instigating the violent Maidan coup in Kiev that overthrew the duly elected Ukrainian government, and in its place they installed a puppet neo-Nazi regime with a rabid anti-Russian agenda. Russia is now compelled to draw a red line in Ukraine against further US/EU/NATO eastward onslaught. The globalist action has ended Ukraine as a viable country and turned it into an ignition charge of WW3. Ukraine emerged in 1991 from the breakup of USSR. Never before did it exist as a sovereign state. For centuries "Ukraina" denoted Russian western frontier-territory. In fact, during the czarist era this Russian territory was Malorossiya (Little-Russia) and Novorossiya (New-Russia). Present-day Ukraine - with major ethnic Russian populations in the Central, Eastern, and Southern (including Crimea) regions - is a former USSR administrative unit, the Ukrainian Socialist Republic. Ethnic/pro-Russian people of Ukraine abhor the Kiev regime's fanatical anti-Russian policies and its intent to join NATO. They call the current state of Ukraine Nulandistan in reference to former US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, who in part engineered the 2014 Kiev coup.

00:43

Ritual Defamation: A Contemporary Academic Example "IndyWatch Feed World"

The term ritual defamation was coined by Laird Wilcox to describe the destruction of the reputation of a person by unfair, wrongful, or malicious speech or publication. The defamation is in retaliation for opinions expressed by the victim, with the intention of silencing that persons influence, and making an example of him so as to discourage similar insensitivity to subjects currently ruled as taboo. It is aggressive, organized and skillfully applied, often by a representative of a special interest group, such as, ironically, the Anti-Defamation League.

Ritual defamation is not called ritual because it follows any prescribed religious or mystical doctrine, nor is it embraced in any particular document or scripture. Rather, it is ritualistic because it follows a predictable, stereotyped pattern which embraces a number of elements, as in a ritual.

Laird Wilcox enumerated eight basic elements of a ritual defamation:

First, the victim must have violated a particular taboo, usually by expressing or identifying with a forbidden attitude, opinion or belief.

Second, the defamers condemn the character of the victim, never offering more than a perfunctory challenge to the particular attitudes, opinions or beliefs the victim expressed or implied. Character assassination is its primary tool.

Third, the defamers avoid engaging in any kind of debate over the truthfulness or reasonableness of what has been expressed. Their goal is not discussion but rather condemnation, censorship and repression.

Fourth, the victim is usually someone who is vulnerable to public opinion, although perhaps in a very modest way. It could be a schoolteacher, writer, businessman, minor official, or merely an outspoken citizen; visibility enhances vulnerability to ritual defamation.

Fifth, an attempt is made to involve others in the defamation. In the case of a public official, other public officials will be urged to denounce the offender. In the case of a student, other students will be called upon; in the case of a professor, other professors will be asked to join the condemnation.

Sixth, in order for a ritual defamation to be most effective, the victim must be dehumanized to the extent that he becomes identical with the offending attitude, opinion or belief, and in a manner which distorts his views to the point where they appear at their most extreme. For example, a victim who is defamed as a subversive will be identified with the worst images of subversion, such as espionage, terrorism or treason.

Seventh, the defamation tries to bring pressure and humiliation on the victim from every quarter, including family and friends. If the victim has school children, they may be taunted and ridiculed as a consequence of adverse publici...

00:42

Syrian Army makes significant crossing of the Euphrates River "IndyWatch Feed World"

Those relying on Western media could be forgiven for not having noticed that in the past two weeks a significant blow was struck against so-called Islamic State (IS). The Syrian army, supported by Russia and others, has ended the Islamist groups brutal three-year siege of the eastern Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor.

This relative lack of attention is consistent with coverage of the siege itself barely mentioned by a US/UK media keen, in line with US/UK foreign policy, to portray the governments of Syria, Russia and Iran as the bad guys in Syria and as enemies of the West, even when it is those same states that for years have been in the front line of fighting the very terrorist group now orchestrating and inspiring mass murder in the West.

In stark contrast lies the same medias far more sympathetic coverage of the suffering of those in areas formerly besieged by the Syrian army -notwithstanding that, as indeed with so much of its reporting on the Syria war, the Wests media has relied almost entirely for its information, not on its own journalists or independent organizations on the ground, but instead on the uncritically parroted claims of primarily US/UK funded anti-Assad activists and rescuers.

Regardless, the lifting of the siege is highly significant on a number of levels.

From a humanitarian perspective, more than 100,000 people have been rescued from three years of living without functioning infrastructure, under constant fear of IS attack, and struggling to survive on basic supplies that came mainly from UN, Russian and Syrian government air drops.

As well as further harming IS morale, the ending of the siege also offers the Syria army tangible tactical advantages, for example in terms of troop deployments and logistics, and as a support base for the consolidation of gains elsewhere. Already, follow-up operations are reportedly clearing IS from nearby towns and villages, securing ground to help ensure IS cannot return.

Meanwhile, and again with Russian help, the Syrian army has now succeeded in crossing the Euphrates, a strategic...

00:25

These 10+ Photos From The First-Ever Comedy Pet Photo Awards Are Amazing "IndyWatch Feed World"

Animals specifically, household pets dont just make the world a better place, they make it a funnier one, as well. This is particularly evident in the following photos, which were winners in the first-ever Comedy Pet Photography Awards.

First prize went to Nando Harmsen from The Netherlands. The image he submitted shows his horse happily and oddly skipping across a field. And, the rest in the collection are as equally hilarious. The categories included: junior, gone to the dogs, pets who look like their owners, and ancients. 

Though this was the years first competition, submissions from over 2,500 entries from at least 73 countries were received. Some photos were sent from Mexico, the Philippines, Uganda, Kazakhstan and New Zealand. Nature photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE and Tom Sullam were the brains behind the project, in addition to the Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards.

Credit: Axl Marsh/Comedy Pet Photography Awards.

Said Sullam, who is an African landscape photographer:

Although some images had been shot on smartphones most of them were sharp and well composed and, as photographers, both Paul and I were thrilled to see so much quality from entrants using non-professional photographic equipment!

Due to natural disasters and worsening humanitarian crises, the news has been anything but positive lately. While it is intelligent to stay informed of current events, it is also necessary to be reminded of the humor and good which exists in this world. Hopefully, this series inspires more smiles in a time of global discomfort.

Scroll through some of the 2017 finalists and prepare to chortle from laughing so hard:

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00:24

John Pilger ~ Commodified and market-tested: the killing of history "IndyWatch Feed World"

One of the most hyped "events" of American television, The Vietnam War, has started on the PBS network. The directors are Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Acclaimed for his documentaries on the Civil War, the Great Depression and the history of jazz, Burns says of his Vietnam films, "They will inspire our country to begin to talk and think about the Vietnam war in an entirely new way". In a society often bereft of historical memory and in thrall to the propaganda of its "exceptionalism", Burns' "entirely new" Vietnam war is presented as "epic, historic work". Its lavish advertising campaign promotes its biggest backer, Bank of America, which in 1971 was burned down by students in Santa Barbara, California, as a symbol of the hated war in Vietnam.

John Pilger ~ Commodified and market-tested: The killing of history "IndyWatch Feed World"

One of the most hyped "events" of American television, The Vietnam War, has started on the PBS network. The directors are Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Acclaimed for his documentaries on the Civil War, the Great Depression and the history of jazz, Burns says of his Vietnam films, "They will inspire our country to begin to talk and think about the Vietnam war in an entirely new way". In a society often bereft of historical memory and in thrall to the propaganda of its "exceptionalism", Burns' "entirely new" Vietnam war is presented as "epic, historic work". Its lavish advertising campaign promotes its biggest backer, Bank of America, which in 1971 was burned down by students in Santa Barbara, California, as a symbol of the hated war in Vietnam. Burns says he is grateful to "the entire Bank of America family" which "has long supported our country's veterans". Bank of America was a corporate prop to an invasion that killed perhaps as many as four million Vietnamese and ravaged and poisoned a once bountiful land. More than 58,000 American soldiers were killed, and around the same number are estimated to have taken their own lives. I watched the first episode in New York. It leaves you in no doubt of its intentions right from the start. The narrator says the war "was begun in good faith by decent people out of fateful misunderstandings, American overconfidence and Cold War misunderstandings".

00:23

OpED: YouTube Taking Away Its Video Editor, And Creator Censorship "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Internet (TFC) On September 20th, YouTube continued its crackdown on creators content by discarding its video editor. The open source software, although unsophisticated, granted some amateur video producers a voice. In my case, it made a two hour one-of-a-kind documentary on a unreported operation by my local police department. What does it mean for YouTube to strip the public of its free video editor?

According to a Google Groups notification by the company, the editor is going away due to lack of use. Those using the system expressed contempt, especially those using Chromebook. As a former Chromebook user myself, I found YouTube video editor to be the only system available. Nothing else was compatible, so youre essentially forced to settle. Now, any video producer using a Chromebook has a giant monkey wrench thrown into their projects.

I actually produced my first feature-length documentary film using the YouTube video editor. The system was tricky, clunky, laggy, and almost imposed simplicity. However, with a lot of experimentation, clever tricks, trial and error, the project was finally finished.

Speak Friend And Enter took close to three years to fully produce, and two tries. It focused on an unreported police crackdown against teens in my locality of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. The crackdown occurred while I was still in high school, enduring from 2011-2014. Speak Friend And Enter sought to document the various detainments, raids, searches, and alleged misconduct as they occurred. When filming began, the crackdown hadnt yet ended.

The film was not only produced via YouTubes video editor, but entirely filmed with a Sony Handycam. By all means Speak Friend And Enter was a homemade, very raw piece. Eventually, despite the challenges of finding an audience, the film went viral in 2015. Quickly, I was inundated with messages from former high school students whod been targeted by the operation. They were glad that someone was watching, and told a story they never thought would be known outside their circles.

I tell this story to demonstrate an old cliche about our mo...

00:13

U.S. takes control of NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission, deploys reinforcements, ahead of large-scale Russian drills "IndyWatch Feed World"

On Wednesday, the United States Air Force assumed control of the ongoing NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission from the Polish Air Force in a handover ceremony that took place at iauliai Air Base, in Lithuania.  American forces will be joined by about 140 Airmen and seven F-15C Eagles deployed to Lithuania from the 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England.

Im excited as a NATO air chief and Im excited as a U.S. citizen to welcome the 493rd from the 48th Fighter Wing, an F-15C squadron, to serve the next rotation of Baltic air policing, said Air Force Gen. Tod D. Wolters, commander of NATO Allied Air Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe.

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00:12

Hurricane Maria: Flooding continues across Puerto Rico, San Juan begins cleanup "IndyWatch Feed World"

Left to fend for themselves a day after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico and forced them into a primitive existence, San Juaneros took to the streets Thursday to do what they say Caribbean people do best: Inventar. Figure it out. No electricity? A mustachioed man in a white undershirt played traffic cop at a Santurce intersection. No ambulances? A daughter borrowed her brother's SUV to race her frail mother from the La Perla neighborhood to a hospital. No debris removal? A physician and two neighbors borrowed garden tools to clear main Condado thoroughfares on their own. With the enormity of Maria's destruction still unknown even to the overwhelmed Puerto Rican government, the capital's storm-dazed residents ventured outside Thursday, clogging roadways while trying to bring some semblance of order to their bruised city. Their task was so massive some just wandered the streets, gawking.

00:10

Belarus passes law saying Little Green Men would lead to war "IndyWatch Feed World"

Fearful of a growing Russian presence both inside and just outside the country, Belarus has passed legislation seemingly aimed directly at any potential Russian plans to annex the eastern European country.

The law states that any foreign soldiers, irregulars, or mercenaries, that arrive on Belorussian territory with weapons intended for use against the state would constitute a declaration of war on the sponsoring nation.

 is a former US Army Infantry Officer. While a Platoon Leader in Afghanistan, he was part of a joint Special Forces/Infantry team conducting Village Stability Operations in Kandahar Province. Travis graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point in 2010.

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00:01

Still in the game: Bannon held secret meeting with China's second most powerful official "IndyWatch Feed World"

Shortly after Steve Bannon visited Hong Kong last week to give a closed-door speech at a big investor conference hosted by CLSA, a Chinese state-owned brokerage and investment group, Trump's former strategist flew to Beijing for a "secret meeting with the second most powerful Chinese Communist party official", less than a month after the former chief White House strategist declared that America was at "economic war with China", the FT has reported. The meeting occurred at Zhongnanhai, the Chinese leadership compound, where Bannon meet with Wang Qishan, the head of the Chinese Communist party's anti-corruption campaign. "The Chinese reached out to Bannon before his Hong Kong speech because they wanted to ask him about economic nationalism and populist movements which was the subject of his speech," the FT quoted a "person familiar" with the situation. Mr Wang, who is seen as the second most powerful person in China after President Xi Jinping, arranged through an intermediary for a 90-minute meeting after learning that Mr Bannon was speaking on the topic, according to the second person, who stressed there was no connection to President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to China.

00:00

By denying reality, progressive politicians may easily end up creating new classes of criminals "IndyWatch Feed World"

So it appears as if Canada will be on the cutting edge of science-denying progressive nonsense once again, this time in Newfoundland. From the Globe and Mail: Gender identity crusader Gemma Hickey called it a "big victory" Friday as her court challenge over non-binary birth certificates was delayed while Newfoundland and Labrador moves to legalize gender-neutral options. "It's a proud day for Newfoundland and Labrador," Hickey said on the steps of the provincial Supreme Court building in St. John's. "We weren't the first place in Canada to do it, but second is pretty good and I feel very happy today. I feel very validated." A lawyer for the province asked for a postponement in the unique legal challenge over Hickey's bid for gender-neutral birth certificates. Crown attorney Jessica Pynn told the court that the province wants the case put off because it plans to introduce necessary legal changes this fall. It was set over to Dec. 14. The province said Thursday it will bring in legislation this fall allowing for a change of sex designation from female or male to non-binary. Sex information will still be collected at birth, but people 12 and older will be able to choose an 'X' on their birth certificate. Children aged 12 to 15 will still require a parent to apply on their behalf, with the child's consent also required. The government also said it will remove the requirement for a statement from a medical professional prior to a sex-designation change for those 16 and older. Hickey said that change is particularly important because such a prerequisite "pathologizes" gender identity. "People can decide for themselves how they choose to identify," she said.

Friday, 22 September

23:57

Former Congressman Warns That Foreign Countries Could Bribe The Feds To Regulate Drudge "IndyWatch Feed World"

Drudge

A former Republican Congressman from Colorado has warned that a foreign country could bribe or incentivize the FCC to regulate and rein in popular conservative news outlets, including The Drudge Report.

Former Rep. Tom Tancredo, in an opinion piece for The Hill, started out his shocking warning by downplaying the so-called Russian actors who may have spent a measly $100,000 with social media giant Facebook in exchange for ads that hurt Hillary Clinton.

Tancredo not only correctly noted that such a small amount of money could not have actually altered the election, he also destroyed the notion that the American establishment is surprised by the idea of a foreign government trying to influence an election.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said this month that his company sold over $100,000 in social media advertising to a Russian government-controlled front group during the 2016 election cycle. While that amount is a relative pittance and critics are saying the ads were poorly produced where is Bill Maher when you really need him? the discovery has raised alarms.

Its ironic, of course, that Americas media elites are suddenly alarmed, considering that the CIA and intelligence agencies abroad have engaged in similar activity for decades. But putting that aside, what if the bigger danger comes not from amateurish foreign advertisers, but from foreign governments seeking to influence the American regulatory agencies meant to act as the citizens watchdogs?

The former congressman then gets to the crux of his warning, asking a very pointed question to the reader that unfortunately sounds all too plausible in this day and age.

Could a foreign government such as Russia, Ukraine, or Mexico, for example bribe or incentivize a federal agency such as the Federal Election Commission to regulate (or rein in) conservative news websites?

The truth could be stranger than fiction if you examine the habits of the federal commissioners who run our regulatory agencies.

Tancredo then reveals a fact that news outlets like The Daily Sheeple have long reported there are absolutely elements within the federal government who have expressed support for censoring The Drudge Report in the past while at the...

23:47

11 Signs Your Spiritual Partner is Irreplaceable "IndyWatch Feed World"

The idea of true love is to find someone that can help us to be our best self, growing and evolving together spiritually, mentally and emotionally. This is the person who should challenge you, encourage you, support you and help you to get back up when you fall down.

Its not uncommon to feel this spark early in your relationship, putting your partner up on a pedestal. We see our relationship through rose-colored glasses, reading into the situation and even idolizing our partner for all of their strengths, amplifying these gifts within our mind. We may believe that they are the most intelligent, most balanced and most spiritually gifted individuals we have ever met. As we settle into this relationship, we begin to view our partner in a much more realistic way. It is at this stage of our lives together that we begin to truly discover who we each are.

Source: Power of Positivity

 

Settling into life together, we start to have the deeper conversations, discussing whether we desire children, what are life goals include and where we stand in the areas of spirituality and religion. For someone that identifies as being spiritual, it is important to find someone that shares that desire, someone else who is going to be walking down the path to spiritual awakening and enlightenment. This is going to be a partner in life that understands your priorities and shares your views of the world.

Walking among us are a number of spiritually gifted individuals. They may be aware of their gift, actively using it to bring peace and understanding to the world around them. They may also, however, be unaware of this gift, aware that something is happening, or that they are blessed in some way, but unsure as to what it all means. Regardless of where they are in this journey, these individuals are a true blessing in our world, and you are blessed if one has chosen you as their life partner.

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23:44

Canada to Sanction Venezuela "IndyWatch Feed World"

Canadas Foreign Ministry announced Friday new sanctions against Venezuela, targeting top government officials.

23:43

If the Election were today, Trump would win MORE states "IndyWatch Feed World"

The 2016 election was almost a year ago but apparently the Republican wave is still rolling. American voters in states across the country are still trending towards Republicans. Big League Politics reported: DATA: Voter Registration Trends Favor Republicans Bigly An ongoing analysis of voter registration trends since November 2016-the election of Donald Trump-continues to show significant trends toward Republicans almost across the board. A couple of notes on the data are necessary: In many cases-almost all except Arizona and Delaware-the total number of registered Democrats and Republicans both has fallen. This is normal. Secretaries of State purge voter rolls of those who have moved, died, or asked to be removed from the rolls. The baseline month is November 2016, but some states have not updated up to September. I used the most recent date in these cases. Pennsylvania's data has still not been updated from May, but I'll include it anyway.New Jersey was the only state to show one party declining (the Democrats) and the other gaining (the Republicans, though only by 287 voters).Unfortunately MI, WI, OH, MN, VA, GA, and TX do not register voters by party, so tracking these states is not possible. Once some of them-such as OH-have primaries, a comparison to previous primary turnout would be beneficial.Will this continue into 2018 and 2020? There's a great chance it will.

23:32

5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off North California Coast "IndyWatch Feed World"

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck the coast of Petrolia in Californias Humboldt County on Friday according to the US Geological Survey There were no reports of damage or injury. RT reports: Following initial reports of [...]

23:30

Trump to roll back some limits on drone strikes and raids "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Trump administration is set to roll back various limits on drone strikes and commando raids put in place under former President Barack Obama, The New York Times reported Thursday. Under the policy, strikes would be expanded to include "foot-soldier jihadists" who do not necessarily have leadership roles, instead of allowing strikes only if militants are considered a "continuing and imminent threat" to U.S. citizens. The proposed strikes would also no longer have to go through high-level vetting, according to the Times. The rollbacks would apply to commando raids and drone strikes outside of conventional battlefields, and would affect missions in countries where the U.S. has not targeted active Islamic militants, as well as countries such as Yemen, Libya and Somalia, where the U.S. are taken aim at militants, according to the report. The proposal, which has taken shape over the past few months, will leader an intensified fight against terror organizations such as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and al Qaeda. The proposal is likely to enrage human rights groups advocating for increased limits and bans on drone strikes to avoid civilian casualties. However, the Trump administration will keep the requirement that there needs to be "near certainty" that no civilians will be killed during an attack.

23:27

Man's path from Eagle Scout to alleged killer baffles shocked family "IndyWatch Feed World"

An Eagle Scout at age 18, Kenneth Gleason graduated with honors from one of Baton Rouge's most elite high schools and enrolled at Louisiana State University. Five years later, the 23-year-old white man was jailed on charges he gunned down two black men and shot up a black family's home last week in a string of attacks that police say may have been racially motivated. Gleason's arrest shocked and baffled relatives. Kerrie Highley, a maternal aunt who lives in Galveston, Texas, said she never heard her nephew express any racist views. "His family didn't teach him that," Highley said Wednesday. "None of us feel that way." Gleason wore a T-shirt bearing the name of a Boys Scouts ranch in New Mexico when police officers led him in handcuffs past a bank of reporters Tuesday outside Louisiana State Police headquarters. "We were shocked to learn about the allegations against this individual. This behavior runs counter to everything for which the BSA (Boy Scouts of America) stands," said Gary Mertz, a local Scout official. He could face a possible death sentence if he's convicted in the killings of a homeless man and a dishwasher walking to work. In each case, the killer opened fire from his car, then walked up to the victim as he lay on the ground and fired again repeatedly, police said. He also is charged with firing gunshots into the home of a black family that lives three houses down from him and his parents. Investigators said surveillance footage and DNA on a shell casing linked him to the crimes. Authorities found a handwritten copy of an Adolf Hitler speech at Gleason's home, a law-enforcement official said.

23:26

Youre Not Going Crazy: 15 Signs You Are A Victim of Gaslighting "IndyWatch Feed World"

You do not know how to feel but you are sure that you feel like you have been disrespected but you are not too sure. You feel like all of your feelings have been crushed and you do not know what to feel anymore. You are trying to analyze everything that you are feeling. Perhaps []

23:17

Orange County TV station broadcasts emergency "end-of-world" prediction "IndyWatch Feed World"

Some Orange County residents were stunned Thursday, Sept. 21, when television programming was suddenly interrupted for about a minute with an ominous message predicting the end of the world. Stacy Laflamme of Lake Forest said she was watching the HGTV channel via Cox Communications about 11:05 a.m. when suddenly an emergency alert flashed across her screen followed by a voice. "Realize this, extremely violent times will come," a man's voice boomed, according to a video of the alert. Laflamme said she was alarmed. "It almost sounded like Hitler talking," she said. "It sounded like a radio broadcast coming through the television." In addition to Cox, Spectrum cable customers in Orange County received the alert.

23:16

In Florida Its Illegal To Power Your Home With Solar PanelsThanks To Lobbying "IndyWatch Feed World"

With roughly 1.5 million Floridians initially without electricity from the damage inflicted on Floridas energy infrastructure, many in the Sunshine State are now questioning why its so difficult for people to utilize solar energy. The simple answer is that one of the major electrical suppliers in the state Florida Power and Light (FPL) []

23:15

Leftist Elementary Teacher Changes Declaration of Independence, Forces Students To Recite Gender Neutral Version "IndyWatch Feed World"

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This startling occurrence was made public after a mother of a student who attends Salk Elementary School complained to school administrators after she found out her child had been involved. Amazingly, school officials first told the parent that she had hurt the feelings of the teacher involved as if it was the parents fault for being upset in the first place.

Eventually school officials, most likely fearing a massive backlash, reversed their tone and called the parent to inform them that what was done by the teacher was against school policy.

KGUN9 reported:

On Wednesday, Vaillencourt said the superintendents office contacted her to tell her what the teacher did was against school policy.

A Mesa Public Schools spokeswoman says they have policies in place when it comes to school ceremonies which includes reciting the Declaration of Independence.

The school also released an official statement:

It should be recited as written, and not modified in any way. School administration, when learning of the alteration to the text, provided feedback and guidance to the teacher to restore the document to its original format.

There is not a specific reference in policy to the discussion of political beliefs by a teacher in a classroom, however in practice the district does not allow teachers to share their political views with students. When the teacher used a personal example of how individuals can have differing political views but still be friends, the principal reminded the teacher that personal examples are not appropriate in a classroom setting.

Although something like this may have been shocking in the past, at this point in time it is seemingly par for the course when it comes to extreme left...

23:13

UN Headquarters: Over 50 countries sign treaty to ban nuclear weapons, US vows never to be part of it "IndyWatch Feed World"

More than 50 countries, with Brazil and South Africa among them, signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at a signature ceremony at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday. Brazil's President Michel Temer was the first to put his signature under the document. The high-level signature ceremony was attended by several heads of state and government along with dozens of foreign ministers, including Austrian, Irish and Cuban ones. Guyana, the Vatican and Thailand are expected to provide signed advance copies of the ratification instruments later in the day. On September 20, the draft treaty banning nuclear weapons was open for signing. The document is due to come into force 90 days later after 50 countries have ratified it. Under the treaty, the parties will be obliged never and under no circumstances to develop, produce, or stockpile nuclear weapons as well as to use or threaten to use them. It compels non-nuclear signatory states not to deploy third nations' nuclear weapons in their territories. The treaty was approved on July 7 at the talks that major nuclear powers (Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, China and France) skipped. Two hours later after the document had been passed, the UK, US and France released a joint statement vowing they would never become party to the treaty. Meanwhile, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that Moscow would not ratify the nuclear weapons ban treaty as it runs counter to the country's national interests.

23:00

The country is paying for the Coalition's 'adhockery' on energy policy | Chris Bowen "IndyWatch Feed World"

Political systems decide what and what not to contest on a partisan basis. Surely Australia can be mature enough to agree on climate change The word adhockery, I am told, was first used around 1890. But this term, which denotes an over-reliance on temporary solutions rather than on consistent, long-term plans deserves a renaissance when it comes to energy policies of the Turnbull government. Has it really come to this? We are seriously being told that what we need to do is keep open [...]

22:57

Hillary Clinton fresh out of appeal to progressives "IndyWatch Feed World"

Salon magazine suggested Wednesday that Hillary Clinton just isn't appealing - even to liberals. Liberal writer Conor Lynch describes the phenomenon as "the progressive animus towards Clinton." He notes a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll that shows 53 percent of respondents have a negative or very negative perception of Hillary, leading to the conclusion that the failed presidential candidate "seems to be getting even less popular as the 2016 election recedes further into the past." Clinton ponders the question of her obtruding unpopularity in her new book, What Happened, asking "What makes me such a lightning rod for fury? I'm really asking. I'm at a loss." The answer, Salon suggests, is "that Clinton was often her own worst enemy in 2016, and frequently provided her opponents with ammunition to torpedo her campaign." Lynch says Clinton ultimately failed to address her most stinging criticism by primary opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders, and was believed by progressives to be just another Washington insider. The Salon writer states, "They essentially saw her as a standard Beltway politician - no better and no worse than other politicians who court big donors at cocktail parties in Washington and Manhattan and Beverly Hills."

22:53

Trump's Job-Killing Plan to Kneecap the Solar Industry "IndyWatch Feed World"

If President Trump were honest about which industries are the biggest job-creation powerhouses, it wouldn't be the sluggish coal industry. It's solar. More than twice the size of the wind industry and roughly five times bigger than the coal industry, solar accounted for one in every 50 jobs created in 2016, according to an annual census by the []

22:48

Barcelona dockworkers boycott Spanish police repression ships "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

Spanish dockworkers leader Jordi Aragunde who is Coordinator of the Catalan-Balearic Area Port of Barcelona stevedores and one of the leaders of the International Dockworkers Council discusses the struggle of dockers in Spain and the attack on the working class in Europe and internationally. This includes the privatization of the ports of Greece He also discusses other trade union federations and the difference that exists between them and the IDC.

He was interviewed at the headquarters of the Barcelona stevedores offices on June 6, 2014.

By Alejandro Lpez in Spain:

Barcelona dockworkers boycott Spanish police ships sent against Catalan referendum

22 September 2017

Dockworkers in Catalonias two main ports, Barcelona and Tarragona, are refusing supply services to vessels carrying riot police and paramilitary Civil Guard units sent by Spains Ministry of Interior to crush the secessionist referendum. This comes amid a rapidly escalating political crisis in Spain caused by the central government repression of the independence referendum called by Catalan separatist forces for October 1.

Just over a week before the scheduled referendum, Spains Interior Ministry has activated one of the largest security operations since the end of the fascist regime of General Francisco Franco in 1978. It is employing three tourist cruise ships to house more than 4,000 police sent to Catalonia. Two of the boats are anchored in Barcelona and the third in Tarragona.

In an extraordinary assembly on Thursday morning, dockworkers from the Organization of Port Workers of Barcelona (Organizacin de Estibadores Portuarios de Barcelona -OEPB) met to declare their response to the previous days arrests. They unanimously agreed not to give any service to the two cruise ships, in def...

22:47

Shallow 5.7-magnitude earthquake hits off coast of Northern California "IndyWatch Feed World"

A magnitude-5.7 earthquake hit off the coast of Northern California according to the U.S. Geological Survey in an update at 4 p.m. ET on Friday. The quake hit at around 5.6 miles in depth, according to the agency. The quakes appear too far offshore to cause any damage. It's unclear if a tsunami warning was issued. It hit about 150 miles off the coast of California. The Sacramento Bee wrote that after Tuesday's devastating earthquake in Mexico, it noted that smaller quakes shook parts of California. "The West Coast is bracing for the worst." "Time spoke to experts who pointed out that Southern California, Los Angeles and San Francisco were the most at-risk areas in the country for the next destructive quake. It's been 160 years since the magnitude 7.9 earthquake near the San Andreas Fault, meaning a lot of pressure has built up over the years," it reports.

22:43

Hillarys New Book Now Has A Rating Of 4.9 Out Of 5 Stars (After Hundreds Of 1 Star Reviews Were Deleted) "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hillarys New Book Now Has A Rating Of 4.9 Out Of 5 Stars (After Hundreds Of 1 Star Reviews Were Deleted) | hillary-clinton2 | Politics Sleuth Journal Special Interests

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Hillary Clintons new book entitled What Happened is the hottest selling book in America at this moment, and thanks to the deletion of approximately 800 one star reviews, the remaining reviews make it sound like it is a masterpiece. As I write this article, What Happened currently has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars on Amazon. Of course just like Clintons campaign, that rating is completely fraudulent, but if this really is Hillarys final chapter I think that it is somehow appropriate that she goes out this way. The Clintons were frauds from the very beginning, and so a fake rating for a book full of lies about a campaign run by con artists is just par for the course.

Now that nearly all of the negative reviews have been scrubbed, the reviews section for What Happened contains gems such as these

#1 An amazing book! Hillary Clinton dives into to the 2016 election, and finally we get to hear her side of the story. I have been a supporter of Hillarys for years and this really is the most open I have heard her. I am so happy she finally got the opportunity to share her thoughts on the election, and our country as a whole, unmuted by the fear of losing.

#2 ...

22:40

15% men, 34% women uninterested in sex: How to deal with mismatched libidos "IndyWatch Feed World"

About 15% of men and 34% of women say they're not really interested in sex, according to a new study, statistics that few experts find surprising. In fact, low desire in one partner is probably the top reason couples seek out sex therapy. When one of you has more interest in sex than the other, it's easy for the person with the higher sex drive to feel rejected, bruised and undesirable and for the partner who avoids sex to feel pressure, anxious and guilty. Any number of factors can affect sexual desire, and most of them have little to do with your partner's attractiveness. In the study I mentioned, researchers found that for both men and women, physical and mental health had an impact on libido. But they may have different motivations for avoiding sex. "For men, it's often the appearance of disinterest rather than actual loss of interest," sex therapist Deborah Fox said. "Men avoid sex frequently due to prior performance issues, such as erectile issues or rapid ejaculation. They may avoid it to escape the anxiety of these issues reoccurring." In women, hormonal factors and fatigue can contribute to low libido. And sometimes, life just gets in the way. "In my practice, I see a lot of desire diminish due to interest in porn, boredom of the same sexual routine, the comfort of monogamy and relationship security, and the loss of couple time due to a focus on parenting time," sex therapist Amanda Pasciucco said.

22:32

Market Talk- September 22nd, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Australian ASX was probably over-sold yesterday and therefore stood as the only core that performed today. Closing up +0.5% was a healthy recovery after yesterdays 1% decline. Chinas downgrade put a small dent in confidence for the cash markets which took the Hang Seng down
-0.8% while the Shanghai closed with just small loss. Geopolitical risks remain present after US President Donal Trump signed to expand measurers to target North Korean trade. the Nikkei although closed lower (-0.25%) was off of its earlier lows as news of the speech-plays increased between the two nations. Having seen gold break the psychological $1300 mark yesterday, today we traded comfortably below that level all day. The Yen has dipped back below 112 again as talks of possible missile launches were circulating ahead of the weekend.

A quiet European session with the only action centred around UK Prime Minister Theresa May conference on BREXIT. GBP did rally close to the 1.36 level on expectation but that was shot down once delivered. Most of the evening session played a little over the 1.35 level but next week will be key as we approach month and quarter ends. FTSE liked what it heard finishing +0.65% better on the day but again, was probably more a reflection of sterling at that time. Gold could not breach $1300 and remains heavy even with the possible geopolitical uncertainties over the next couple of days. We did see some good economic data from France and a more broader European PMI which were both better but only tended to support markets rather than push them better. German elections of Sunday and it will be interesting to see where the youth decide to vote. Watch the peripheral groups to see who the coalition fits with.

Despite the lack of volume the price continues to rally regardless of all around it. Earlier in the session we had seen a weaker market which had the potential to run at one stage but the lack of liquidity, coupled with so few players that the follow-through just was not there! The enthusiasm for Apple appears to be weighing on confidence with a 5% price decline this week. Lots of talk about the slack in the IPhone 8 uptake and also slow watch turnover but in all the market is at contract highs so why not! Intere...

22:27

Women Only Have Quarter Of A Brain Says Saudi Cleric "IndyWatch Feed World"

Saudi cleric Sheikh Saad Al-Hijri has caused outrage after claiming women should not drive because their brains shrink to a quarter the size of a mans when they go shopping. The cleric, who is head [...]

22:26

Three Muslim women called police on House IT worker Imran Awan for apparent domestic abuse "IndyWatch Feed World"

Multiple women in relationships with Imran Awan, the indicted former IT aide for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, have recently called Virginia law enforcement and alleged being abused by him, police reports obtained under Virginia's Freedom of Information Act show. Officers found one of the women bloodied and she told them she "just wanted to leave," while the second said she felt like a "slave," according to Fairfax County Police reports obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group. A third woman claimed she was being kept "in captivity." The third woman is Awan's stepmother, Samina Gilani, who said in court documents that Awan invoked his authority as a congressional employee to intimidate immigrant women, in part by telling them he had the power to have people kidnapped. All but two of the nearly two dozen Democratic women Awan worked for in the House declined to comment on the police reports.

22:25

Amidst Universal Opposition To KRG Referendum, Israel Stands By Kurds "IndyWatch Feed World"

With the September 25th scheduled Kurdish Referendum in Iraq less than a week away, nations worldwide including; the US, UK, France, UN, Iran, and Iraq have expressed their objection and dissent and are calling for its suspension.

All except for Israel, a lone supporter, and longtime friend of the Kurds.

However, this doesnt seem to have any impact on deterring the semi-autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq led by Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani from holding the referendum as planned.

In 2014, Time Magazine had this to say about the Time Person of the Year runnerup Mr. Barzani and Kurdistan.

 

Massoud Barzani, The Opportunist

US Defense Minister Jim Mattis shakes hand with Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani prior to the Munich Security Conference in Munich, southern Germany, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP/Matthias Schrader)

US Defense Minister Jim Mattis shakes hand with Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani prior to the Munich Security Conference in Munich, southern Germany, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP/Matthias Schrader)

When ISIS threw the Middle East jigsaw puzzle into the air, the Kurdish leader reached for a piece.

What does it say that the most reliable U.S. ally in its campaign against ISIS is an imaginary country?

KurdistanLand of the Kurdsexists only in two spheres. One is on maps sold in bazaars wherever the Kurdish language is spoken.

The other is on yellow-red-and-green flags Kurds sometimes wave in the countries where they actually reside (according to maps sold everywhere else in the world).

Yet in one of those countries, the Kurds have built themselves a state in all but name. Far to the north of Baghdad, where Iraqs deserts rise into stony foothills and then into mountains, the Kurdistan Regional Government holds sway.

22:21

Australian ad - 'The next Ice Age should be the most serious climate event for humanity' "IndyWatch Feed World"

An advert today describes the real climate change we should afraid of, discusses how past CO2 levels did not cause dangerous global warming, and extra CO2 has a smaller and smaller effect, then connects failed climate models with rising electricity bills. The text....

22:20

FLASHBACK: Govt attempts to seal 11,000 docs in court case relating to seizure of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac "IndyWatch Feed World"

The "most transparent administration in history" has spent years trying to hide embarrassing financial secrets from the public It's not quite the Panama papers, but one hell of a big pile of carefully guarded secrets may soon be made public. For years now, the federal government has been quietly fighting to keep a lid on an 11,000-document cache of government communications relating to financial policy. The sheer breadth of the effort to keep this material secret may not have a precedent in modern presidential times. "It's the mother of all privilege logs," explains one lawyer connected with the case. The Obama administration invoked executive privilege, attorney-client and deliberative process over these documents and insisted that their release would negatively impact global financial markets. But in finally unsealing some of these materials last week, a federal judge named Margaret Sweeney said the government's sole motivation was avoiding embarrassment. "Instead of harm to the Nation resulting from disclosure, the only 'harm' presented is the potential for criticism," Sweeney wrote. "The court will not condone the misuse of a protective order as a shield to insulate public officials from criticism in the way they execute their public duties."* So what's so embarrassing? Mainly, it's a sordid history of the government's seizure of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, also known as the government-sponsored enterprises, or GSEs.

22:19

Green heron in the USA "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from the USA says about itself:

22 September 2017

Close up of a stunning Green Heron hunting in the trees over flooded swamp behind the Backyard. Dense heavy vegetation in or near water is the preferred place to spot these elusive and beautiful herons. This heron was attacked by the Backyard Blue Jays at the end of this film to see the mobbing and attack that follows check out here.

Along quiet streams or shaded riverbanks, a lone Green Heron may flush ahead of the observer, crying kyow as it flies up the creek. This small heron is solitary at most seasons and often somewhat secretive, living around small bodies of water or densely vegetated areas. Seen in the open, it often flicks its tail nervously, raises and lowers its crest. The green on this birds back is an iridescent color, and often looks dull bluish or simply dark.

22:19

Tillerson verifies IAEA reports: Iran is in compliance with nuclear accord "IndyWatch Feed World"

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said after a ministerial meeting at the UN on the Iran nuclear agreement that reports from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) show that Tehran is compliant with the accord. "From the technical standpoint the IAEA reports continue to indicate and confirm that Iran is in technical compliance with the agreement," Tillerson said during a press conference in New York. He noted however, that the United Stated will continue closely watching Iran's activities with respect to abiding by the nuclear agreement. "We are going to continue to monitor Iran's activities, and we will take additional steps, none of which put us in any way contrary to our obligations under the JCPOA," Tillerson said. "We are fully compliant with the JCPOA." The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also said that he shook hands with Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during talks on the Iran nuclear accord earlier in the night. "It was a good opportunity to meet [and] shake hands," Tillerson said. "The tone was very matter of fact. There was no anger or yelling. It was an exchange of how we see this agreement very differently." He said that ministerial talks at the UN related to the Iran nuclear deal were political rather not technical. "It was not a technical discussion, it was a political discussion... So we had a very open and candid exchange of all the parties to that agreement. I hope it was useful to others. I found it useful to hear their perspectives," Tillerson said.

22:11

Trump-nominated judge under fire for linking transgender kids to "Satan's plan" in 2015 "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Texan nominated by President Donald Trump for a federal judgeship could face tougher confirmation questioning from Senate Democrats later this year because of 2015 remarks on transgender children. Jeff Mateer, a top official in the Texas Attorney General's Office, is Trump's pick for a lifetime federal judgeship. But recently released transcripts of Mateer's old speeches have sparked a controversy. Mateer reportedly said in 2015 that transgender children were part of "Satan's plan," and claimed that legalized same-sex marriage would lead to "disgusting" forms of marriage, including bestiality and polygamy, the Texas Tribune reported. Now the top Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committe, which will rule on Mateer's nomination, are considering kicking up a storm during his confirmation hearing. U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., suggested Thursday that her party would spare no one during Mateer's hearing, the Dallas Morning News reported.

22:10

Peruvian pilot offers further details on 1980 UFO sighting "IndyWatch Feed World"

Oscar Santa Mara recalled his experience, which has been officially recorded by NASA. Commander Santa Mara of the Peruvian Air Force (FAP) was a guest on the "Tengo Algo Que Decirte" television program and disclosed further details about his UFO experience on 11 April 1980. The Peruvian pilot disclosed that what he experienced in the skies over the department of Arequipa was incredible, as he pursued a UFO and opened fire against it for twenty-two minutes. "No, they didn't attack me. They were eluding my fire. They seemed to know the range I was able to fire," said Cmdr. Santa Mara during the broadcast. He said that some time later, in 2007, he learned that the case had been officially recorded by NASA.

22:09

Advanced life may exist in a form beyond matter "IndyWatch Feed World"

Astrophysicist Paul Davies at Arizona State University suggests that advanced technology might not even be made of matter; that it might have no fixed size or shape; have no well-defined boundaries; is dynamical on all scales of space and time; or, conversely, does not appear to do anything at all that we can discern; does not consist of discrete, separate things; but rather it is a system, or a subtle higher-level correlation of things. Are matter and information, Davies asks, all there is? Five hundred years ago, Davies writes, " the very concept of a device manipulating information, or software, would have been incomprehensible. Might there be a still higher level, as yet outside all human experience, that organizes electrons? If so, this "third level" would never be manifest through observations made at the informational level, still less at the matter level. We should be open to the distinct possibility that advanced alien technology a billion years old may operate at the third, or perhaps even a fourth or fifth level - all of which are totally incomprehensible to the human mind at our current state of evolution. Susan Schneider of the University of Pennsylvania appears to agree. She is one of the few thinkers-outside the realm of science fiction - that have considered the notion that artificial intelligence is already out there, and has been for eons. Her study, Alien Minds, asks "How would intelligent aliens think? Would they have conscious experiences? Would it feel a certain way to be an alien?"

22:06

Donald Trumps neocolonialism in Africa "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from the USA says about itself:

Ridiculist: Trump makes up a new country

21 September 2017

President Donald Trump slipped up on the pronunciation of an African country. CNNs Anderson Cooper puts Nambia on the Ridiculist.

By Eddie Haywood in the USA:

Trump outlines Washingtons scramble for Africa during UN luncheon with African heads of state

22 September 2017

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump delivered a remarkably revealing speech before several African heads of state gathered at a luncheon at the United Nations in New York in which he outlined, perhaps inadvertently, Washingtons true imperialist aims for the African continent.

Trumps address was largely overshadowed by the criminal speech he gave the previous day before the UN General Assembly, in which he referred to North Koreas Kim Jong Un as Rocket Man on a suicide mission and threatened to totally destroy the country of 25 million people.

Just one day after his reactionary speech before the General Assembly, Trump spoke on behalf of the American financial oligarchy to which he belongs when he told the assembled African leaders, I have so many friends going to your countries, trying to get rich.

Making clear American capitalisms continued scramble for Africa, which was also pursued under his predecessor, Barack Obama, Trump noted the potential profits to be extracted by American banks and corporations.

[F]or American firms its really become a place that they have to go, that they want to go, Trump exclaimed. Six of the worlds 10 fastest-growing economies are in Africa. Increasing American trade and investment across diverse industriesincluding agriculture, energy, transportation, health care, travel and tourismwill further transform lives throughout the continent.

Typically, the American media obscured Trumps open declaration of...

22:00

Interview with the Magus: Rob Rider Hill "IndyWatch Feed World"

Below you will find an interview with Musician, Magician and Proprietor of CRUCIBLE Hermetic, Rob Rider Hill. Rob is a student and contemporary of Jake Stratton-Kent and Cat Vincent, both of whom... The post Interview with the Magus: Rob Rider Hill appeared first on disinformation.

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21:58

Applying the math of theoretical physics helps in studying organism interactions without reference to species "IndyWatch Feed World"

Applied mathematician rethinks how we differentiate organisms on the microbial scale Even Charles Darwin, the author of The Origin of Species, had a problem with species. "I was much struck how entirely vague and arbitrary is the distinction between species and varieties," Darwin wrote in his seminal 1859 work. Categorizing species can get especially hazy at small, microbial scales. After all, the classical definition of species as interbreeding individuals with sexually viable offspring doesn't apply to asexual organisms. Examining shared DNA doesn't help either: collectively, E. Coli bacteria have only 20 percent of genes in common. The classification process gets even trickier as many microbes work so closely that it is unclear what to call separate organisms, let alone separate species. The woes of classification generate contentious debates in the biology community. But, for postdoctoral fellow Mikhail Tikhonov, one field's contentious debate is another's theoretical playground. In new research, he asks: Could organism interactions be described without mentioning species at all?

21:52

The troubling numbers behind the Trump cabinets pricey trips "IndyWatch Feed World"

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price may have violated a federal policy that requires officials to use the cheapest travel options available by repeatedly taking chartered flights, the Washington Post reports. HHSs inspector general is investigating the matter. Its just the latest criticism leveled against executive branch officials over costly travel, under an administration in

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price may have violated a federal policy that requires officials to use the cheapest travel options available by repeatedly taking chartered flights, the Washington Post reports. HHSs inspector general is investigating the matter.

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21:43

Samantha Power made almost daily requests to 'unmask' American citizens - sources "IndyWatch Feed World"

Samantha Power sought to unmask Americans on almost daily basis, sources say Samantha Power, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was 'unmasking' at such a rapid pace in the final months of the Obama administration that she averaged more than one request for every working day in 2016 - and even sought information in the days leading up to President Trump's inauguration, multiple sources close to the matter told Fox News. Two sources, who were not authorized to speak on the record, said the requests to identify Americans whose names surfaced in foreign intelligence reporting, known as unmasking, exceeded 260 last year. One source indicated this occurred in the final days of the Obama White House. The details emerged ahead of an expected appearance by Power next month on Capitol Hill. She is one of several Obama administration officials facing congressional scrutiny for their role in seeking the identities of Trump associates in intelligence reports - but the interest in her actions is particularly high.

21:42

Florida teacher angers parents by asking students to use her gender-neutral pronouns "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Florida elementary school teacher's letter asking fifth-grade students to use gender-neutral pronouns in the classroom reportedly concerned some parents in the district, with one asking "what would your reaction be?" Chloe Bressack, a math and science teacher recently hired at Canopy Oaks Elementary in Tallahassee, wrote the letter to parents as a way of introducing herself and her classroom methods, the Tallahassee Democrat reported. "One thing that you should know about me is that I use gender-neutral terms. My prefix is Mx. [pronounced Mix]," Bressack wrote in the letter. "My pronouns are 'they, them, their' instead of 'he, his, she, hers.' I know it takes some practice for it to feel natural, but students catch on pretty quickly."

21:42

As The AI War Rages, Google Assistant Is Very, Very Likely Coming To Nests New Secure System "IndyWatch Feed World"

Nest is increasingly leveraging the Google AI brain trust to make its connected home devices smarter.

When Nest introduced a new home security system called Nest Secure at a press event this week, there was one glaring omission from the announcement: An explanation of how natural-language AI created by Nests Alphabet sibling Google would eventually control all of it.

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21:41

"Basically Destroyed" - Puerto Rico's Back In The 18th Century "IndyWatch Feed World"

Welcome to Americas first experiment in the World Made By Hand lifestyle. Where else is it going? Watch closely.

21:36

FL Residents Warned Theyll Be Ticketed for Hurricane-Damaged Homes "IndyWatch Feed World"

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21:35

1-month-old baby killed by 2 pit bull terriers in Knox County, Ohio "IndyWatch Feed World"

Ohio authorities are investigating a reported dog attack that killed a 1-month-old boy. The Dispatch reports 25-year-old Teddy Hagans called 911 around 6 a.m. Wednesday to report that his dog had mauled the infant inside his bassinet. Emergency medical crews pronounced the infant dead at the Knox County home about 60 miles northeast of Columbus. The Knox County dog warden removed two pit bulls from the home. The boy's mother, a 23-year-old nurse's aide, wasn't at home when the reported attack occurred. Knox County Sheriff David Shaffer declined to release details about the death or the investigation, which also involves the county coroner's office and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Source: AP

21:35

Survivor Stories: All Hell Has Broken Loose in the Caribbean After Hurricane Irma (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed World"

Survivor Stories: All Hell Has Broken Loose in the Caribbean After Hurricane Irma (VIDEO) | All-Hell-Has-Broken-Loose-in-the-Caribbean-in-the-Aftermath-of-Hurricane-Irma | Multimedia Preparedness\Survival World News

Preppers often wonder what it would be like if everything was destroyed in a disaster. After Hurricane Irma devastated the Caribbean, it didnt take long before society began to devolve. The stories of survivors tell us that heres no food, no water, and armed looters are running amok.

The island of Barbuda saw 90% of their homes and structures destroyed by the hurricane, while on other islands, the destruction was more like 70%. The infrastructure is absolutely destroyed. Electricity and fresh running water are gone in most places for the indefinite future. These satellite images show the shocking before-and-after pictures of the islands.

One woman from Tortola who had been traveling when the storm hit, finally reached her husband and described the scene:

There is debris all over the island. There seems to be no information and people are running around like headless chickens. It looks like the government building in Tortola has been totalled, but there has to be some more coordination. People on the ground are starting to panic, and I can hear it in my husbands voice.

People are talking about supplies going in, but there is a need to get stuff out. Its well over 30C and its humid and dirty. Houses are not secure and there is raw sewage, rubbish and rotting food and there are rats and birds going into the houses. (source)

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21:27

CIA Operative ADMITS Deep State Globalist Control: Jay Dyer on Game of Nations (Half) "IndyWatch Feed World"

This is a partial talk the full is available by subscription at JaysAnalysis.com In the famous treatise by Miles Copeland, Game of Nations, the devious middle eastern CIA operative spills the beans in this infamous 1969 work on covert operations and regime changes. Not only does Copeland detail the various US puppets and stooges, but also how game theory played into the predictive computer models available even in the late 60s.

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21:20

SUPPORT NOTICE: Vidchat Chat Window Sep22 "IndyWatch Feed World"

The TLK embedded chat window isn't working today. Keep in mind, that's a 3rd party provider we have no control over, but the option

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21:12

Artificial intelligence pioneer calls for the breakup of Big Tech - 'a danger to democracy' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Yoshua Bengio, the artificial intelligence pioneer, says the centralization of wealth, power and capability in Big Tech is "dangerous for democracy" and that the companies should be broken up. Why it matters Bengio is a professor at the University of Montreal and a member of the three-man "Canadian Mafia" that pioneered machine learning, the leading method used in AI. His remarks are notable because of his influence in the AI community and because he or his peers all either directly lead or consult for Big Tech's AI programs. Says Bengio: "Concentration of wealth leads to concentration of power. That's one reason why monopoly is dangerous. It's dangerous for democracy."

21:09

"Wolves in sheep's clothing": AG Sessions calls for revision of unaccompanied minors program over influx of violent criminal gangs "IndyWatch Feed World"

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday called for a crackdown on illegal immigration and the influx of violent criminal gangs into the U.S. "We are now working with the Department of Homeland Security and [Department of Health and Human Services] to examine the unaccompanied minors issue and the exploitation of that program by gang members who come to this country as wolves in sheep clothing," Sessions said. Sessions blasted those "taking advantage" of the Unaccompanied Alien Children program during his speech before law enforcement officials outside a federal courthouse in Boston. The program, run by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, aims to take unaccompanied minors who enter the country illegally and place them in communities that it says are in "the best interests of the child." "This program continues to place juveniles from Central America into this gang-controlled territory. It is clearly being abused," Sessions said, saying that the MS-13 gang was using the program as a recruitment tool.

21:07

'The Matrix Defense': How the movie is used as a defense to murder "IndyWatch Feed World"

There are a lot of reasons for why someone might want to commit a crime. Rage, passion, jealousy, and revenge are common acquaintances of evil doings. Mental illness is often involved, as are delusions and paranoia, and inscrutable demons dwelling upon the psyche, among others. We have proved that as a species we are capable of some grim, inhuman acts, and for as long as we have had a semblance of a legal system there have been those who have tried to dodge the guilt that has been thrust upon them. From voices in the head, to sleepwalking, to being possessed by literal demons, but in recent years there has been a rather odd defense that has been claimed from time to time, one based on a very prominent movie that has generated quite a bit of speculation on our reality. In 1999, the science fiction film The Matrix was released. Directed by the The Wachowskis and starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano, the movie depicted a future in which human beings were encased in cocoons so that their life-force could be harnessed to power the sentient machines that ruled the earth. Within this dystopian future, these enslaved humans go about their lives within an artificial simulated reality in order to keep them under control, which they wholeheartedly believe and accept to be their reality. The movies, which span three films, including The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, tells the saga of a humble computer programmer who realizes that reality is not what it seems, and manages to tear free from his enforced dream-world into the real world in order to wage a war against the machines. The movies, especially the first of the series, were widely praised for their daring special effects work and deep rumination on such philosophical issues as the meaning of existence and the nature of reality, but for some it was all more than just a movie. In recent times there have emerged a series of high profile, gruesome crimes committed by people who actually seem to believe that the world of The Matrix films is literally real, that it fueled their bloodlust, and that their crimes have taken place within this false reality, even going so far as to use this as a defense in court. It is a phenomenon now known as "The Matrix Defense," and it is every bit as bizarre as it sounds.

21:05

A Brief History of Failed End Time Predictions "IndyWatch Feed World"

Gregg Prescott, M.S., Guest
Waking Times

What can we expect the day after the end of the world? According to wiki, there have been 183 end of the world predictions that have failed.  Many of these were prophesied by religious zealots through fear propaganda.

Here are just a few of them:

In 1284, Pope Innocent III (d. 1216) predicted that the world would end 666 years after the rise of Islam. (do you see how long the divide and conquer principle has been going on?)

In 1658, Christopher Columbus claimed that the world was created in 5343 BCE, and would last 7000 years. Assuming no year zero, that means the end would come in 1658.

Mathematician Jacob Bernoulli predicted a comet would destroy the earth on April 5, 1719.

The newly formed Seventh Day Adventists, a group founded by former Millerites, predicted the Second Coming would be in 1874.

Mother Shipton, a 15th-century prophet, was quoted as saying The world to an end shall come, In eighteen hundred and eighty one in a book published in 1862. In 1873 it was revealed to be a forgery; however, this did not stop some people from expecting the end.

Camille Flammarion predicted that the 1910 appearance of Halleys Comet might destroy life on Earth, but not the planet itself.

Evangelist Wilbur Glenn Voliva announced that the world is going to go puff and disappear in September, 1935.

On December 21, 1954, according to Dorothy Martin, the world was to be destroyed by terrible flooding on this date, claimed this leader of a UFO cult called Brotherhood of the Seven Rays.

Psychic Jeane Dixon predicted that on February 4, 1962, a planetary alignment was to bring destruction to the world.

George Van Tassel predicted the Apocalypse to occur on August 20, 1967, during which the southeastern US would be des...

21:03

"The Sum of Risks Global, Strategic, Political, and Financial "IndyWatch Feed World"

"The Sum of Risks  
Global, Strategic, Political, and Financial
by Raymond Matison

Never before, not since the founding of America even including our Civil War of the 1860s, not in the history of the entire world has a confluence of risks risen and coalesced to the degree that makes the next few years the most dangerous on this planet since monkeys evolved to walking upright. Immense risks are prevalent in America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia essentially covering most of our globe. 

These risks are structural in the sense that political tinkering can no longer obviate nor reduce them, they are also political within each sovereign country or region with conflicting goals to those of other countries or regions, they are often driven by technological innovation and development changing global manufacturing processes, job availability and worker incomes. Our world has become more interconnected because of instant communications, instant money transfers, manufacturing which involves single country assembly of global components and therefore, it has become more interdependent than ever. This interdependence is particularly dangerous in its global financial system based on central bank money creation where decades-long dollar preeminence has distorted countries trade balance, currency values, and bloated sovereign debt. Ame...

21:00

The Importance of the Vagus Nerve in Health and Well-Being "IndyWatch Feed World"

Anna Hunt, Staff Writer
Waking Times

At the center of our bodies resides a long, wiry nerve called the vagus nerve. It extends all the way from the brain down through the chest and beyond the stomach. In addition, it connects to all major organs, including ears, eyes, tongue, kidneys, bladder, reproductive organs, and the colon. Scientists believe that vagus nerve stimulation can affect anxiety and depression, blood pressure and heart rate, as well as the function of digestive organs including the stomach, pancreas and the gall bladder.

Role of the Vagus Nerve in the Body

Being the largest nerve in the body, the vagus nerve affects more than just the bodys physical functions. Some research indicates that a healthy vagus nerve is important to social bonding and empathy, as well as our ability to make complex decisions. Mystics believe that it is also the intersection between our conscious and unconscious minds, the physical and the subtle bodies. Therefore, the vagus nerve may be the most relevant part of our physical body that relates to our peace of mind and happiness.

Clearly, the vagus nerve plays a critical role in our bodies, hence it is also vital to our well-being. People with impaired vagal activity can suffer from depression, panic disorders, anxiety, mood swings and chronic fatigue. Physically, vagal imbalance can result in irritable bowel syndrome, obesity, heart burn, unhealthy heart rate, and chronic inflammation.

Scientists have been conducting research on the vagus nerve to understand how it impacts our overall well-being. In their research, they found that stimulating the vagus nerve with electrical signals has the potential for reducing depression and anxiety. Scientists also found that vagus nerve stimulation can improve conditions such as epilepsy and obesity.

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20:52

Alleged UFO spotted over Carlos Paz, Argentina "IndyWatch Feed World"

Following the appearance of a strange object in the skies over Carlos Paz, creating concern among city residents, a reader of El Diario submitted a photograph claiming to have captured the image of a UFO in the vicinity of Cerro de la Cruz. The image taken by Sergio Soria can be added to the eyewitness testimony provided by Gonzalo Cufr to this media source. He spoke of the presence of an unidentified flying object in the vicinity of the mountain range surrounding the city. The newsroom received a considerable number of messages discussing the hitherto unexplained phenomenon. "I was standing outside, in my back yard, when I saw a very bright light that wasn't shaped like a kite and fell vertically. I moved over by a few meters and saw it fall behind Cerro de la Cruz. The truth is that I can't imagine what it might have been," Cufr said.

20:48

Trump may be a narcissist, but the Clintons are psychopaths "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hillary Clinton is very much like my hemorrhoids: neither will just go away. They both keep coming back and both are exceedingly irritating. She has recently gone on her Latest Excuses Tour, and all the reasons that she keeps giving for having lost the election has reached 39 at last count. She has blamed everything and everyone-except herself, or her serial rapist husband. This is very typical of a sociopath. Comment: The better word is psychopath. 'Sociopath' is a catchall for antisocial offenders. 'Psychopath' is the preferred scientific term for the personality type Simon is describing. Even the people at CNN and Yahoo think she looks ridiculous in continually coming up with new excuses. Now that is saying something. I spent many years in the field as a forensic psychologist and along the way I learned many things. One was that a consistent finding in convicts is that they have a low IQ and, in fact, that is why they have been caught. The sociopaths that populate prisons are there because they were stupid; they committed stupid crimes and did not/do not learn from their mistakes.

20:47

US Dept. of Education revises Obama era guidelines on investigating college sexual assault "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US Department of Education is replacing the Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault with interim instructions that allow universities to decide which standard of evidence to use when handling complaints. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said repeatedly the Obama-era rules denied due process rights to students accused of sexual assault. "This interim guidance will help schools as they work to combat sexual misconduct and will treat all students fairly," DeVos said in a statement on Friday. "Schools must continue to confront these horrific crimes and behaviors head-on. There will be no more sweeping them under the rug. But the process must be fair and impartial, giving everyone more confidence in its outcomes."

20:46

Erasmus of America: American Doctors Discover Cure for Most Ailments "IndyWatch Feed World"

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20:46

The Blunt Truth About Each Personality Type, and the Way that Others Perceive You "IndyWatch Feed World"

Personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures.- Scott Fitzgerald

 Throughout the generations, experts have worked to better understand the concept of personality, where it originates and how it impacts our decisions in life. Many have developed their own analysis and understanding of this phenomenon, each building upon the knowledge and expertise of those who came before them.

Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud was one such expert, focusing a significant period of his career on the concept of personality development. He believed that our personalities were a response to the childhood events that we had experienced, and created labels for a number of different personality types that he had identified including oral and anally retentive.

In the 1970s two research teams led by Paul Costa and Robert R. McCrae of the National Institutes of Health, and Warren Norman and Lewis Goldberg of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and the University of Oregon teamed up to discover The Big Five. This refers to the five dimensions that they believe describe most human character traits including extroversion, openness, agreeableness, conscientiousness, and neuroticism.

In his book Personality: a Psychological Interpretation, Gordon Willard Allport defines personality as the dynamic organization within the individual of those psychophysical systems that determine his characteristic behavior and thought.

Todays concept of psychology involves far more terms, theories, and concepts than ever before. As interest has grown in the general public about these various labels, the prevalence of trivia and online tests claiming to provide answers has multiplied, providing answers to anyone who seeks it. Some of these quizzes are specific, discussing personality in relation to our career choices, or the relationships we seek. They are fun and whimsical ways of viewing an otherwise complicated and in-depth conversation.

Here are some very blunt, very honest descriptions of a number of the most common personality types, and an inside look at how others view you:

 

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20:45

The Alcohol Industry Doesnt Want You to Understand the Link Between Drinking and Cancer "IndyWatch Feed World"

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

The alcohol industry doesnt want you to understand that alcohol consumption, even in moderate degrees, is strongly linked to the development of a number of cancers. Much like the resistance put up by the tobacco industry, the alcohol lobby and powerful in industry trade groups are attempting to persuade the public that the risks are insignificant, although evidence continues to mount.

In a recent study undertaken by global British-led team of experts, the alcohol industry was examined for its efforts to obfuscate and downplay the connection between alcohol consumption and cancer, especially breast cancer. Looking at the organizations that most impact public opinion, the study uncovers what the manipulation of public information looks like.

Drinks industry organizations often present the relationship between alcohol and cancer as highly complex, implying there is no clear evidence of a consistent link, said the study led by scientists at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Swedens Karolinska Institutet.

 

Other strategies include denying any relationship exists, or saying inaccurately that there is no risk with moderate drinking, the study found. The industry also seeks to mention a wide range of other real and potential cancer risk factors in an effort to present alcohol as just one of many, it added. [Source]

Of course this type of industry behavior is typical when so much money and political influence is in play, yet just like revelations about the role of tobacco in cancer, the public deserves to know as much as possible, as soon as possible, and this study highlights the lack of concern industry often has for human health.

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20:40

'Shadows of the State': The eerie phenomenon of numbers station "IndyWatch Feed World"

No world government has ever confirmed the use of numbers stations, but none have flatly denied it either. The stations date back to the Cold War, perhaps earlier, and many are still transmitting. Often, it's a string of numbers recited by a computerized female voice- sometimes the voice of a child. According to the thousands of enthusiasts who monitor them, the broadcasts could be coded messages sent from intelligence agencies to their spies. They cover vast distances, and they're impossible to decode. When the public asks, government officials and bureaucrats typically respond with something like, "We don't intend to discuss these stations, if any exist at all." For London photographer Lewis Bush, that's not enough. He's devoted two years to investigating and locating possible stations. He spoke to some of the dedicated "numbers monitors" who have spent much of their lives scrutinizing the broadcasts. He also studied declassified documents, history books, interviews, and first-person accounts by former agents.

'Shadows of the State': The eerie phenomenon of numbers stations "IndyWatch Feed World"

No world government has ever confirmed the use of numbers stations, but none have flatly denied it either. The stations date back to the Cold War, perhaps earlier, and many are still transmitting. Often, it's a string of numbers recited by a computerized female voice- sometimes the voice of a child. According to the thousands of enthusiasts who monitor them, the broadcasts could be coded messages sent from intelligence agencies to their spies. They cover vast distances, and they're impossible to decode. When the public asks, government officials and bureaucrats typically respond with something like, "We don't intend to discuss these stations, if any exist at all." For London photographer Lewis Bush, that's not enough. He's devoted two years to investigating and locating possible stations. He spoke to some of the dedicated "numbers monitors" who have spent much of their lives scrutinizing the broadcasts. He also studied declassified documents, history books, interviews, and first-person accounts by former agents.

20:30

FLASHBACK: FBI illegally shared spy data on Americans with private parties - declassified memos "IndyWatch Feed World"

The FBI has illegally shared raw intelligence about Americans with unauthorized third parties and violated other constitutional privacy protections, according to newly declassified government documents that undercut the bureau's public assurances about how carefully it handles warrantless spy data to avoid abuses or leaks. In his final congressional testimony before he was fired by President Trump this month, then-FBI Director James Comey unequivocally told lawmakers his agency used sensitive espionage data gathered about Americans without a warrant only when it was "lawfully collected, carefully overseen and checked." Once-top secret U.S. intelligence community memos reviewed by Circa tell a different story, citing instances of "disregard" for rules, inadequate training and "deficient" oversight and even one case of deliberately sharing spy data with a forbidden party. For instance, a ruling declassified this month by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) chronicles nearly 10 pages listing hundreds of violations of the FBI's privacy-protecting minimization rules that occurred on Comey's watch.

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