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Thursday, 18 October


Egypt: How French arms were used to crush dissent A scathing report (Amnesty International ) "IndyWatch Feed World"

17/10/2018 - Since the 25 January 2011 uprising, part of the Arab Spring, a series of tumultuous political events in Egypt has been accompanied by waves of brutal repression, leaving thousands dead ...


Dirty deals threaten Kenya's food security, report says "IndyWatch Feed World"

17 Oct 2018 | Business DailyA report by the Economist Intelligence Unit says land grabs are another common mechanism of corruption threatening Kenya's food security, citing instances where backdoor deals were used to secure land.


Landgrabbing, illicit finance and corporate crime: an update "IndyWatch Feed World"

17 Oct 2018 | GRAINGRAIN recently learned that several cases of land grabbing have been prosecuted in the courts, or been acted upon by national authorities, and so we have compiled a short update on these developments.


Accaparement des terres, corruption et crime industriel : mise jour "IndyWatch Feed World"

17 Oct 2018 | GRAINGRAIN a appris rcemment que plusieurs cas d'accaparement des terres ont donn lieu des poursuites en justice ou des actions menes par les autorits des pays concerns. Nous avons donc dcid de prsenter une brve mise jour des derniers dveloppements.


ILC Bandung Declaration links agrarian reform to land and social justice "IndyWatch Feed World"

27 Sep 2018 | IISDThe Bandung Declaration by members of the International Land Coalition underscores that if agrarian reform is going to build justice, it must redistribute land.


Robert Steele: Ten Moves Toward Holding the House Moves 1-2 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Robert David STEELE Vivas

I predict that President Donald Trump will make ten moves, one every 2-3 days, that will assure GOP holding the House. Here are the first two. 

I will add the others as they appear look for Federal Reserve control, gold-backed dollars, pardons for Black Panthers (Americas only political prisoners) and I wont hold my breath but I dare hope a commitment to #UNRIG Election Reform Act as his signal legislative initiative for 2019, in time to enable the election of one third of Congress from among Independents, Libertarians, Greens, and other small parties in other words, end forever the ability of one party to control Congress, and open the way for evidence-based governance led by the White House in the public interest.

01 20181017 President delivers Medal of Honor to black USMC Sergeant Major (Retired) John Canley for heroism in Hue, Viet-Nam, as Gunnery Sergeant commanding a company under seige.  Sample article.

02 20181017 President tells Cabinet they will find a 5% cut in their budget....


Israel Bomb Gaza In Response To Rocket Fire "IndyWatch Feed World"

Israel Defence Forces launched a series of devastating airstrikes in Gaza in retaliation to rocket fire from the southern city of Beer Sheva. The IDF said its bombing on Wednesday morning was triggered by alleged overnight [...]

The post Israel Bomb Gaza In Response To Rocket Fire appeared first on Your News Wire.


Cafod suspended from international beneficiary-protection scheme "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Catholic aid charity Cafod has been suspended from an international scheme to protect beneficiaries because of failings in how it handles complaints about exploitation and abuse.


Aid for the private sector: continued controversy on ODA rules "IndyWatch Feed World"

The overseas development assistance rules controversy threatens to overshadow more critical issues, and undermine the concept of ODA itself.

Sustaining escapes from poverty "IndyWatch Feed World"

This paper attempts to unravel poverty dynamics, differentiating a sustained escape from a temporary escape, or these from chronic poverty.

New World Bank projections mask reality of poverty mobility' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Poverty reduction is more effective if governments identify major risks preventing sustained escapes from poverty.


London's 'victim commissioner' slams police for collecting data from alleged rape victims "IndyWatch Feed World"

The gathering of intrusive data from possible rape victims, by police, is unlawful and could prevent them from reporting the crime, London's victims' commissioner has stated. A complainant told RT the process is 'violating.' Claire Waxman, the capital's first victims' commissioner, stated in a letter to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), that victims were being told that their cases would be dropped unless they gave police access to intimate information and personal items, reported the Guardian. Alleged victims routinely signed consent forms that would provide defence lawyers, along with alleged attackers access to intimate details of the complainants lives, details which could then be revealed in court.


The individuals tasked with "stopping election interference" are the ones who are actually rigging it "IndyWatch Feed World"

Last week, Mark Zuckerberg made the media rounds to give a rather shady explanation of why Facebook suddenly closed hundreds of incredibly popular pages in what's being called The Alternative Media Purge. Zuckerberg accused the closed pages, many of which had millions of fans, of spreading "political spam." Ironically, many of the pages that were shut down had absolutely nothing to do with politics or elections, unless you include the fact that they recommended skipping the entire circus. None of these pages were accused of being "the Russians," who were the scapegoat of the last surprise presidential election results. A couple of the things that many of the pages did have in common, incidentally, were an anti-war outlook and a police watchdog mentality. But as far as making the election more resistant to interference, the result of the Alternative Media Purge is the diametric opposite. People will now only get one side of the story. The alternative media changed everything during...


Alyssa Milano leads Hollywood Democrats into midterm election battle: 'This is all personal now' "IndyWatch Feed World"

A new article from Variety profiles Hollywood celebrities from Alyssa Milano to Amy Schumer who are spending unprecedented time and effort on electing Democrats this fall. Actress Alyssa Milano feels that the midterms are a "perfect storm" from "electing Trump to #MeToo to this Kavanaugh hearing and Dr. [Christine Blasey] Ford coming forward." "This is all personal now. And when we are seeing our rights stripped away, we're scared. Women are scared," Milano told Variety. The 45-year-old actress is also quoted as saying that "enraged" women will help Democrats win the Senate.


The Search for God and the Imaginary Worlds Between. "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

I wonder when God will finally get pissed off? I thought it would happen some while ago. There are many reasons for that. It's not just the possessed and insane. It's the big guns like the governments and media. It's the rogue religions; the ones who sell out their principles to give the impression of tolerance for all kinds of things; things I don't tolerate, in silence that is. Nor am I aggressive to hinder these fools. They are on the road to the destination that their life has shaped for its specific revelations

The madness is there to be seen. If you can stand in the light of objective awareness, you can see with clarity; see in all it's frightening implications. I have links upon links but let these serve for the moment. There may be more but this is not what I came here for.

First my apologies for being so absent in the last couple of months. I have really been going through it. I'll spare you the details, gruesome as they would prove to be. It is all merely changes and that is one of the basic truths of life. We change or we die. Sometimes we change and then die but there is a road of specific change where you do not die in the conventional sense; according to the Bible; we shall not all die but we shall all be changed.

I am grateful now for all that has happened to me, crazy as that might sound but what it has done is to strip away so many of my foolish attachments which... I was unaware of. Never before, except perhaps when I was much younger and consumed with desire for the ineffable have I felt like this, which put me in many a perilous circumstance. The divine is the most important thing in life and is now the centerpiece of mine. I am so grateful!!! It is a bit vertigo enhanced. One must remember to breathe deeply and with an easy flow- remembering that the ineffable is the breath of life. Breathe God in and breathe God out. I was going to include many excerpts from Paramhansa ( apparently that is the correct spelling) Yogananda's ...


Honduras giving cash 2 women & children 2 join the caravan & storm the US border @ election time. Soros? US-backed NGOs? "IndyWatch Feed World"


Aufstand in Berlin die Goldstcke wollen es lieber warm trocken vollversorgt "IndyWatch Feed World"


What Keeps Washington Indefinitely in Bed With Riyadh "IndyWatch Feed World"

Its time to ask an uncomfortable question: What exactly is the U.S. getting out of its partnership with Saudi Arabia? The answer is: nothing but headaches, human rights abuses and national embarrassment. In the cynical past, the U.S. could at least argue that it needed Saudi oil, but thats no longer the case, due to the shale-oil boom (though that fact is not necessarily good for an ever-warming planet).

Recently, the crimes of the Saudi government managed to pierce the Trump-all-the-time-Kanye-West-sometimes media-entertainment complex due to Riyadhs likely murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. That the U.S.-Saudi relationship is, however briefly, coming under the proverbial microscope is a good thing. Still, it is astonishing that this incidentrather than dozens of other crimesfinally garnered attention. Even so, President Trump appears reluctant to cancel his negotiated $110 billion record arms deal with the kingdom.

For me, its personal. Saudi Arabias fingerprintsboth of its government and private-citizen donorshave been all over Americas various opponents these past 17 years of war. I patrolled the streets and suburbs of Baghdad from 2006 to 2007. Sunni Islamist insurgents, which were funded by the Saudis, shot a few of my soldiers and paralyzed one permanently. We regularly found Saudi Wahhabi Islamist literature in the homes and caches of our insurgent enemies.

Years later, from 2011 to 2012, I led a cavalry reconnaissance company in Kandahar, Afghanistan. We chased the Talibanreally a collection of disgruntled farm boysaround the fields and valleys of the Zhari district. Guess where those Taliban fighterswho killed three of my men and wounded 30 otherswent to school? In Saudi-financed madrassas across the border in Pakistan.

All told, Ilike hundreds of other officerssacrificed young American soldiers fighting an enemy too often armed and funded by the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In Iraq, my platoon suffered the loss of three lives, the use of a few legs and several gunshot wounds. In Afghanistan, my troop gave up 10 limbs, three lives and endured more than a dozen gunshot wounds. That the SaudisAmericas purported partners in the Middle Easthave even some of that blood on their hands should be seen as a national tragedy. That it is not reflects poorly on the health and future of this republic.

Saudi Arabia is a fundamentalist theocracy and one of the worlds last absolute monarchies. The kingdom (and its private-citizen donors) have regularly...


Migranten zerstren Wohnheim, weil das Wlan nicht funktioniert "IndyWatch Feed World"


Technology Can Be Helpful When Timely In-Person Medical Analysis Isnt Available, Affordable, or Possible "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Amanda Warren In a perfect world, everyone would be able to quickly and successfully treat their own health issues.  The great thing about technology...

Wednesday, 17 October


Gunmen in Pakistan kill K2 Times reporter "IndyWatch Feed World"

New York, October 17, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Pakistani authorities to investigate and promptly bring to justice the killers of journalist Sohail Khan. Khan, a reporter for the Urdu daily K2 Times, was shot dead while driving in Haripur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, yesterday, according to...


Animals in ancient Egypt "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 12 October 2018 video says about itself:

A 6,000-year-old ancient Egyptian cemetery is uncovered, filled with the remains of wild animals such as ostriches, crocodiles and leopards. Was it a kind of zoo or could there be another explanation?

This 16 October 2018 video says about itself:

Archaeologists have a theory why ancient Egyptians maintained zoos filled with wild animals: it was an attempt to harness the power of these beasts, to combat the forces of nature such as floods.

From the Series: Secrets: Beasts of the Pharaohs.


The Capitalist Manifesto and the True Meaning of Socialism "IndyWatch Feed World"

October 22nd, 2018 By Paul Buchheit Guest writer for Wake Up World The Capitalist Manifesto: Let Poor People Die" The root of the capitalist problem is the condemnation of anything social" as un-American, which has helped modern-day capitalists to justify their belief in individual gain by any means. Business-minded conservatives are trying to make it harder []


Enough Folded Flags: Military Families Speak Out Against the Afghanistan War "IndyWatch Feed World"

October 18th, 2018 By Stacy Bannerman via A nation that doesnt remember the people sent to fight on its behalf has no business sending more. You"d hardly know it from the news, but we"ve been continuously at war in Afghanistan since 2001. The war quietly turned 17 on October 7. Unfortunately, America"s amnesia didn"t prevent Command Sergeant []


Saudi journalist murdered, Trump parody song "IndyWatch Feed World"

This parody musc video from Britain says about itself:

17 October 2018

Donald Trump sings about his involvement in a murder covfefe-up on Mohammads Silver Hammer, the new single from his Beatles tribute band The Tweetles.


Jamal was curious, made the Saudis furious
Trashing their regime
Took a change of scene for his safety
Oh, oh, oh, oh

He needed documents from the Saudi consulate
Down in Istanbul
Met some officials whod been sent there
Oh, oh, oh, oh

But as he went to pick up his stuff
A knock came on the door

Bang! Bang! Mohammads silver hammer
Came down upon his head
Bang! Bang! Mohammads silver hammer
Made sure that he was dead

Mike Pompeo went out on my say-so
Not at all annoyed
Wishing to avoid an unpleasant

Crown Prince said to Mike,
What is this, the Third Reich?
We dont do that stuff
Mike had heard enough and he came back

But just before he started to leave
A noise came from behind Click! Click!
Mohammads silver cheque book
Came out of his briefcase
Scribble! Scribble! Mohammads silver cheque book
Enriched the United States

Stable Genius, liking the convenience


Oil-by-Rail Rises Once Again as Safety Rules Disappear "IndyWatch Feed World"

Read time: 6 minsWhile a second oil-by-rail boom is well underway in North America, both the U.S. and Canada are taking steps that ignore or undermine the lessons and regulatory measures to improve safety since the oil train explosions and spills of years past. Tags: oil-by-railBomb TrainsregulationsTrump AdministrationPipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration


School and students faces lawsuit after group of 'mean girls' set out to destroy boy's life with false sexual assault accusations "IndyWatch Feed World"

Seneca Valley School District in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is facing a lawsuit from a former male student who was forced out of school-and investigated for sexual assault-due to a series of false accusations made by female students. The girls-dubbed "mean girls" in the lawsuit, a reference to the 2004 Lindsay Lohan film-admitted on tape that they made up the assault story. One said, "I just don't like him" and "[I] would do anything to get him expelled," according to The Toronto Sun. The false allegations were life-derailing for the accused, who is referred to as "T.F." in the lawsuit. On October 3, 2017, one of the girls told other students that T.F. had sexually assaulted her at a pool; a Seneca Valley guidance counselor overheard the accusation, and reported it to Childline, the state's child abuse prevention agency, as required by law. T.F. was swiftly charged with indecent assault and harassment, and received six months of probation as part of a plea deal.


Cost of 2018 election to surpass $5 billion, CRP projects "IndyWatch Feed World"

This years midterm election cycle is slated to become the first and only member of the $5 billion club.

The Center for Responsive Politics projects that more than $5 billion will be spent during the 2018 election, making it by far the costliest congressional election cycle in U.S. history.

We expected to see the numbers climb, as they typically do, but the astonishing spike in campaign donations is a solid indicator of the intensity driving this years campaigns, said Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics.

The 2016 election was the most expensive congressional election, with just over $4 billion spent for House and Senate candidates in total. Only two congressional election cycles have surpassed the $4 billion mark 2016 and 2010 when adjusted for inflation.

More than $3.7 billion has already been spent on the 2018 election, including money spent by candidates, parties, committees, PACs and outside groups, for the purpose of the election.

Democratic candidates have a huge lead in spending over Republicans, having shelled out more than $1 billion to Republican candidates $720 million. Democrats have raised more than $1.3 billion from individual donors compared to just under $1 billion for Republicans as Democratic challengers have raised large masses of funds through small donors.

Republicans are leading in the outside money department, having benefited from approximately $343 million in outside spending compared to $248 million for Democrats. Outside spending, overall, is projected to be the highest-ever for a midterm election. More than $628 million has been spent by outside groups so far, compared to $421 million at this point in 2014.

Utilizing historical spending growth data from the third quarter on, CRPs model projects the total amount spent in the 2018 election will reach approximately $5.2 billion. CRP projects Democrats will spend nearly $300 million more than Republicans $2.5 billion to $2.2 billion. If current trends continue, Blue will outspend Red for the first time in 10 years.


Primate evolution, video "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 16 October 2018 video says about itself:

Purgatorius, a kind of mammal called a plesiadapiform, mightve been one of your earliest ancestors. But how did we get from a mouse-sized creature that looked more like a squirrel than a monkey to you, a member of Homo sapiens?


Treasury Official Arrested, Charged With Leaking Confidential Info On Ex-Trump Advisers; BuzzFeed Implicated "IndyWatch Feed World"

In the latest indication of the Trump administration's efforts to root out alleged leakers, a senior Treasury Department official working in the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, has been charged with leaking confidential financial reports to the media concerning former Trump campaign advisers Paul Manafort and Richard Gates, according to The Hill
Prosecutors say that Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, a senior adviser to FinCEN, ph...


Senior Treasury official arrested after leaking sensitive data to the press related to Mueller investigation "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Justice Department has arrested a senior Treasury department official accused of leaking to a reporter confidential financial reports related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian election hacking and President Trump associates. Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, a senior adviser at the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), was charged with disclosing suspicious activity reports, known as SARs, to an unidentified reporter beginning in October 2017, authorities said. The substance of those reports - which focused on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, his former business partner Rick Gates, the Russian Embassy, alleged Russian spy Maria Butina and the Prevezon Alexander real estate company - was later detailed in roughly 12 articles published by BuzzFeed, according to an 18-page federal complaint.


Ex-KKK Imperial Wizard supports Brazilian Bolsonaro "IndyWatch Feed World"

This music video from the USa is called The KKK Took My Baby Away The Ramones.

By Steve Sweeney in Britain:

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Former KKK leader says Brazils Bolsonaro sounds like one of us

FORMER Ku Klux Klan (KKK) leader David Duke has endorsed far-right Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, saying the former army captain sounds like one of us.

Support from the prominent US racist, who also supported Donald Trump during his 2016 presidential campaign, is the latest warning sign of the nature of Mr Bolsonaros candidacy.

Many have raised fears of a fascist dictatorship under his rule, with Mr Bolsonaro consistently praising the military junta that ruled over Brazil between 1964 and 1985.

He has faced mass opposition on the streets, with millions demonstrating as part of the non-partisan #NotHim movement organised by Women United Against Bolsonaro.

Attacks on opposition supporters and journalists have increased dramatically since September 30, including the stabbing to death of a prominent Workers Party (PT) activist and a woman who had a swastika carved into her stomach.

Mr Duke said: He is total European descendant, he looks like any white man in the US, in Portugal, Spain or Germany and France and he is talking about the demographic disaster that...


Security Robots Invade NYC, and An Education Droid Speaks At UK Parliament "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Aaron Kesel Security robots have invaded NYC and are now patrolling the streets, while diplomatic robots are roaming around UK parliament floors. Robots are...


Exchange with the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs and other High-Level Officials on the current state of affairs in the field of disarmament and arms control "IndyWatch Feed World"

Statement | Statement of Robert Mardini, Permanent Observer of the ICRC to the United Nations. UN General Assembly, 73rd session First Committee.

ICRC activities in Libya "IndyWatch Feed World"

Article | Seven years of armed conflict in Libya has left its people with coping mechanisms that are rapidly eroding. Daily life has become difficult and hundreds of thousands of people either remain displaced or are trying to return home.


"How Trumps 'Right-Hand Man' Drove Sears Into the Ground" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"How Trumps 'Right-Hand Man' Drove Sears Into the Ground"
by Bill Bonner

"Time alone oh, time will tell
You think you are in heaven, but you living in hell."
Time Will Tell, Bob Marley

HAMILTON, BERMUDA "Where are we? Heaven or Hell? Bermuda feels like Heaven. The sea is a bright, vivid blue, with clear water in coves and harbors. The sky is a lighter blue, with wispy clouds here and there. The weather here seems to be much like that of Florida or the Carolina coast, but moderated by the surrounding ocean. Not so hot. Not so cold.

But the Florida coast is flat In order to have any view at all, you either have to be right on the water or up in a high-rise. And even then, the Atlantic beach is like a ribbon running straight down the shore, with a line of houses and apartment buildings hard up against it. Here in Bermuda, the beaches are flanked by rocks and cliffs, with rose-colored sand gentle hills islands bays and inlets. And there are views from almost everywhere out over the harbors, the lighthouse, and the sparkling seas.


Doctors Baffled As Rare Polio-Like Illness Spreads Across US "IndyWatch Feed World"

Health officials have issued a warning about a rare condition which attacks the nervous system and spinal cord after 62 new cases of the mysterious disease were confirmed across 22 US states. The rare polio-like [...]

The post Doctors Baffled As Rare Polio-Like Illness Spreads Across US appeared first on Your News Wire.


Taunton Transition Town next meeting "IndyWatch Feed World"

Our next meeting is 7.30pm 14 January. We give a warm welcome to new people who come along. If you would like to come, please email us on so that we can send you information nearer the time.


Matthew's Message via Suzanne Ward -- October 17, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Matthews Message, Oct. 17, 2018

October 17, 2018

Source: Golden Age of Gaia | By Steve Beckow

October 17, 2018

With loving greetings from all souls at this station, this is Matthew. Let us begin by addressing the two matters of most concern to readersfirst, mandatory vaccinations for children. Extraterrestrial special forces scientists are neutralizing to the extent possible the toxins in vaccines; nevertheless, continued opposition to vaccinating children as a prerequisite for their attending school is necessary to end this practice that has caused an autism-like condition in many children.

Bodies chemistry and immune systems are stressed by mercury, and youngsters who are especially vulnerable sustain neurological damage that results in symptoms very similar to autism, which is a very rare condition. Opposition can be reinforced by declining inoculations advised by healthcare professionals who are rewarded by vaccine manufacturers or believe the false claim that preventive flu shots and a raft of others are necessary public health measures.

We add that vaccines, like the first pharmaceuticals, were developed for beneficial purposes. Any innovation that is designed to be of benefit can be adapted for malevolent purposes, and that is what the Illuminati have done at every stage of the civilizations progress.

The other matter is the 5G wireless technology that offers highly accelerated speed and broader bandwidth. This new generation of communication service still is in development and market-testing stages, and universal family members are reducing the emissions impact on bodies of the relatively few people who are exposed; when devices are in mass production, those members will expand their technological assistance accordingly. A significant factor is the amount of light in a bodythe more light, the higher the vibratory rate, and the less the body is affected by emissions.


Yellow-billed loon feeding in Sweden "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video shows a yellow-billed loon catching a crayfish in Sweden; featuring a swimming grass snake as well.

Yellow-billed loons, an Arctic species, are rare in all European countries except Norway and Russia.


Pay Up or the Earth Gets It! #PropagandaWatch "IndyWatch Feed World"

By corbettreport As predicted, the IPCC has released their hot air report on 1.5C of global warming and the lamestream fake news lying establishment lapdog...


Very Strange: Mysterious Bright Purple Sky Sparks Numerous Conspiracy Theories "IndyWatch Feed World"

An Ohio motorist has filmed the night sky appearing to glow a magnificent electric purple over the city of Cleveland. The bizarre celestial light has left many struggling to explain the strange phenomenon. Captured by Youtube user Jbreez216 as he was driving around Cleveland, the footage depicts a strange hue above the city. Completely freaked []


How ancient Egyptian blue emits near-infrared light and how that could boost energy efficiency "IndyWatch Feed World"

A colour developed by Egyptians thousands of years ago can boost energy efficiency by cooling rooftops and walls, and could also enable solar generation of electricity via windows, scientists say. Egyptian blue, derived from calcium copper silicate, was routinely used on ancient depictions of gods and royalty, according to the study published in the Journal of Applied Physics. Previous studies have shown that when Egyptian blue absorbs visible light, it then emits light in the near-infrared range. Now, a team led by researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) in the US has confirmed the pigment's fluorescence can be 10 times stronger than previously thought. Measuring the temperature of surfaces coated in Egyptian blue and related compounds while they are exposed to sunlight, researchers found the fluorescent blues can emit nearly 100 per cent as many photons as they absorb. The energy efficiency of the emission process is up to 70 per cent (the infrared...


DRC authorities close two opposition radio stations "IndyWatch Feed World"

Goma, October 17, 2018--Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should immediately reopen two opposition-owned radio stations--Radio Libert Lisala and Radio Mwana Mboka (Rammbo)--and halt the intimidation of journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....


Elizabeth Warrens DNA Fiasco Bodes Ill for All of Us "IndyWatch Feed World"

It should probably concern meI am a Jew, after allthat our society has replaced calipers with cotton swabs. Still, Ive got to admit that the whole idea of using perhaps the most remarkable scientific accomplishment in the history of human inquirythe sequencing of the human genometo parse individual human pedigrees like some demented, science-fiction Homo sapiens kennel club is just farcical enough to keep me from putting my papers in order and gathering enough cash to flee on the next steamer to Shanghai.

It reminds me of a viral, meme-ified Spider-Man panel in which he confronts the villainous Sauron, a brilliant human geneticist turned evil mutant pterodactyl (really!). You can rewrite DNA on the fly, and youre using it to turn people into dinosaurs? exclaims the heroic web-slinger. But with tech like that, you could cure cancer!

But I dont want to cure cancer, the villain replies. I want to turn people into dinosaurs.

Those are the shoals on which our contemporary, 23andMe-style personal genomics founder and sink: a uniquely American style of the old Soviet Lysenkoism, in which behavioral and cultural traits somehow pass, sperm to egg, across generations in percentages of inheritance. In 2016, vocal Never Trump conservative Ana Navarro famously tweeted: ZERO% African-Americans support Trump in polls, I knew I had to be black. Took @ancestry test. So excited. 4% black! Explains a lot. She tagged it with the hashtag Sistah.

I dont want to be uncharitable, and its obvious that this regrettable tweet was meant to be at least somewhat tongue-in-cheek, but it points to the ludicrous nature of the entire enterprise. Four percent black! What can this possibly mean? Will we return to the racial classifications that gave colonial European slave societies an entire taxonomy? Honey, our results came back and someone in our family is a hexadecaroon! Its offensiveness is mitigated by its absurdity, but only slightly.

Which brings us to the present politico-genetic kerfuffle, in which Sen. Elizabeth Warren has responded to Donald Trumps racist Pocahontas nickname for her by having a respected geneticist prove that somewhere in her family, 6-10 generations back, someone was a Native American. I understand the impulse. Warrens family, like half of the white people in North America, had some half-baked frontier fablepart Leatherstocking Tales, part Dances With Wolvesabout intermarriage with some or other native nationin the Warrens case, the Cherokee. She accepted it unquestioningly. Well, I never saw the passenger manifest that brought my great-grandfather over from Calabria, but I assume my grandmother is telling me the truth.



Hail storm kills 400 kangaroos and 150 goats in New South Wales, Australia "IndyWatch Feed World"

A flash storm that ripped through parts of drought ravaged Far West New South Wales has left a trail of death and destruction for two grazier families. Up to 400 kangaroos were found dead on Avondale station near Broken Hill, with the neighbouring property left to clean up over $20,000 worth of dead stock. Tegan Langford said what began as joy and elation over the much-needed rain, later turned into utter disbelief. "It was very eerie down there. It looked like something out of a movie where they say the world is going to end. Everything was just dead."


Tectonic past of Jupiter's moon Ganymede provides clues for life on active Europa "IndyWatch Feed World"

Ganymede was shaped by pronounced periods of tectonic activity in the past, according to a new paper. It's no longer active and its surface is more-or-less frozen in place now. But this discovery opens the door to better planning for future missions to Jupiter's other frozen moon Europa. Unlike Ganymede, Europa is still tectonically active, and understanding past geological activity on Ganymede helps us understand present-day Europa. Ganymede is one of Jupiter's moons, and it has a sub-surface ocean under a solid layer of frost and ice. The moon shows signs of strike-slip faulting, or strike-slip tectonism. On Earth, this type of tectonic activity created features like the San Andreas fault, a seismically-active region at the boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate. Europa is considered a prime target in the search for life in our Solar System because of its sub-surface ocean. Europa is exposed to Jupiter's intense radiation, but the icy sphere surrounding...


Feminist Malalai Joya on Afghanistan and Kurdistan "IndyWatch Feed World"

North Syrian Kurdish women YPJ anti-ISIS fighters. Photo: BijiKurdistan/Creative Commons

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Afghan activist Malalai Joya praises the brave women of Kurdistan

AFGHAN former politician Malalai Joya hailed the brave women of Kurdistan as a source of inspiration today, praising them for leading the fight against jihadist terror in Syria.

The activist and writer was ejected from the Afghan parliament in 2007 after she criticised the presence of warlords and criminals among her fellow legislators.

She said people dont feel safe in Afghanistan, noting that, after nearly two decades of war, bombs, suicide blasts, drone attacks, public executions, rape and gang rape, abduction and other tragedies threaten the life of our people every second.

Ms Joya, however, struck a hopeful note as she spoke of the ongoing resistance to brutal regimes across the world.

There is always light and hope, no matter how dark and long the tunnel. It is my belief, and history has shown, that oppression cannot prevail forever. There will always be revolutionary struggle by the masses that will break the back of oppressors, no matt...


Venezuelan Communists: Government Not Responding to Workers & Campesinos Demands "IndyWatch Feed World"

They called for an urgent gloves off meeting with Maduro to discuss problems such as new wage scales and rural landlord violence.


Shareholders Want Zuckerberg Removed As Facebook Chairman "IndyWatch Feed World"

Several state officials who manage public funds with holdings in Facebook want to see CEO Mark Zuckerberg removed as chairman of the social networks board. The state treasurers of Rhode Island, Illinois and Pennsylvania, as [...]

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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Atmospheric compression now and rain events Autumn 2018-2019 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Atmospheric Compression snow & rain events have begun to intensify in numbers and intensity in the last month as the Suns magnetic fields move further out of phase, ushering in more more extreme weather. Six months worth of rain in a day events in dozens of locations across the planet and this is now turning into all time record monthly snow totals in the first week of a month. Sources


Thievery: Facebook blacklists news pages of disabled vet - after taking $300K from him for advertising "IndyWatch Feed World"

Facebook blacklisted the conservative news page run by disabled Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage with no warning or explanation - after he reportedly spent more than $300,000 on Facebook advertising. On his new website which aims to put an end to social media censorship, Air Force veteran and triple-amputee Brian Kolfage explains who he is and the challenges he's facing stating: "I'm a veteran of The United States Air Force. I was severely wounded in Combat, on 9/11/2004 while serving in Iraq I lost both my legs entirely and my right hand. I'm the most severely wounded US Airman to survive." Kolfage continued: "I'm not a 'conservative.' I'm not a 'liberal.' I'm an American, with deep beliefs in what our country stands for. I proved this by vowing to protect and fighting for America greatest tenant: Free Speech. Many Americans have fought for these political freedoms ... freedom of speech ... and every American has enjoyed those freedoms... UNTIL TODAY. October 11th Facebook shut...


Ongoing US meddling in Macedonia's affairs sees MPs promised bail for swapping vote "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US State Department has urged the opposition in Macedonia to vote in favor of the name change deal despite the failed referendum, while the government in Skopje is threatening those that don't with terrorism prosecutions. In a letter dated Tuesday, assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian affairs Wess Mitchell says that Washington is "disappointed" in the position of the leading opposition party, VMRO-DPMNE. "We urge you to set aside partisan interests to advance our shared strategic interests and secure a brighter future for your citizens among the European family of nations," Mitchell says in the letter, whose authenticity was confirmed by the US embassy in Skopje.


Purge of independent media: A coordinated attack by the MIC? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Victims of Facebook's most recent purge should not forget the connections between the social media giant and the Western Military-Industrial Complex. On Thursday, Facebook announced they were unpublishing, or purging, over 500 pages and 200 accounts who are accused of spreading political spam. Several of these pages and writers were also removed from Twitter on the same day. "Today, we're removing 559 Pages and 251 accounts that have consistently broken our rules against spam and coordinated inauthentic behavior," Facebook stated in a blog post. Facebook states that the people behind this alleged spam "create networks of Pages using fake accounts or multiple accounts with the same names" and "post the same clickbait posts in dozens of Facebook Groups." Essentially, Facebook is accusing these pages of writing articles related to politics and then using the social media platform to.... post the articles in as many places as possible to reach as many people as possible. Hardly...


Facebook Deletes Viral Video Detailing True Legacy of Christopher Columbus "IndyWatch Feed World"

With nothing but a vague violation of community standards note and offering no ability to appeal the decision, Facebook has once again blocked a piece of critical journalismthis time a short documentary video depicting the brutal legacy of Christopher Columbusfrom its global online platform.

The short videoproduced by Double Down Newsand titled The true legacy of Christopher Columbus: Western Civilisationfeatures author and journalist George Monbiot recounting the infamous European explorers history of subjugation and brutalization of the Indigenous people he encountered when he arrived in the so-called New World in the late 15th Century.

After being up for more than a week, and raking up more than 900,000 views, DNN co-founder Yannis Mendez says the video, a serious piece of historical journalism, was deleted by Facebook on Tuesday without warning, a specific reason, or any avenue of recourse.

In the piece, Mendez explains, Monbiot recounts the horrors of history in vivid detail. Therefore, at times, we understand the film may have been uncomfortable for some to watch. A number of visuals used, taken from the film 1492 and historical documentary footage, were graphic in nature. Facebook could have opted to put a warning screen on the video, which we would of had no problem with.

As of this writing, the video remains deleted from Facebookit was originally posted at this linkand its producers have been given no further explanation for why it was taken down. The video remains available on YouTube.

Watch [warning, some may find the footage graphic or troubling]:

In response to its deletion by Facebook, DDN, Monbiot and others appealed for people to speak out against Facebooks censorship and demanded the video be restored:


US may impose sanctions on firms engaged in Syrian reconstruction "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US administration is designing a new strategy of actions in Syria that would envisage the possibility of imposing sanctions on Russian and Iranian companies engaged in the reconstruction of Syria after the civil war, the NBC News broadcaster reported, citing sources with knowledge of the situation. The strategy would not provide for direct clashes with the forces controlled by the Iranian government, as the US military has a right to attack the Iranian troops only in case of self-defense, the NBC News broadcaster reported on Tuesday. Instead, the strategy reportedly focuses on political and diplomatic efforts toward forcing Iranian armed forces out of Syria, namely, via putting financial pressure on them. Three people with knowledge of the plan told NBC News that the United States was set to hinder Syria's reconstruction by withdrawing its aid from the areas where the Russian and the Iranian forces are present, and also introducing sanctions against the Russian and the Iranian...


G7 foreign ministers: Punish everyone responsible for Khashoggi disappearance! "IndyWatch Feed World"

G7 member states' foreign ministers are calling for punishing everyone responsible for the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, the joint statement said. "We remain very troubled by the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Those bearing responsibility for his disappearance must be held to account. We encourage Turkish-Saudi collaboration and look forward to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia conducting a thorough, credible, transparent, and prompt investigation, as announced," the statement said on Tuesday. The G7 foreign ministers as well as EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini have also affirmed their commitment to protecting the freedom of expression and free press. Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, went missing on October 2. He was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul where he went to receive papers he needed to remarry. Turkey has expressed concerns that Khashoggi could have been murdered inside the building,...


'Guilty until proven innocent'? Trump pads his bets by no rush to judgement in Khashoggi case "IndyWatch Feed World"

US President Donald Trump is pushing back on accusations that Saudi Arabia killed a journalist inside a consulate in Turkey, calling them a case of holding Riyadh "guilty until proven innocent." "Here we go again with you're guilty until proven innocent," the president told AP in an interview on Tuesday evening, when asked about the widespread condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He compared the outcry against the Saudis to the allegations of sexual assault against Judge Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation to the US Supreme Court. Kavanaugh was eventually confirmed after the FBI investigation found no corroborating evidence for the charges.


Dollar's monopoly slides as China and Japan unload US treasuries "IndyWatch Feed World"

China and Japan - the two main holders of the US Treasury securities - have trimmed their ownership of notes and bonds in August, according to the latest figures from the US Treasury Department, released on Tuesday. China's holdings of US sovereign debt dropped to $1.165 trillion in August, from $1.171 trillion in July, marking the third consecutive month of declines as the world's second-largest economy bolsters its national currency amid trade tensions with the US. China remains the biggest foreign holder of US Treasuries, followed by long-time US ally Japan. Tokyo cut its holdings of US securities to $1.029 trillion in August, the lowest since October 2011. In July, Japan's holdings were at $1.035 trillion. According to the latest figures from the country's Ministry of Finance, Japanese investors opted to buy British debt in August, selling US and German bonds. Japan reportedly liquidated a net $5.6 billion worth of debt. Liquidating US Treasuries, one of the world's most...


Putin, Sisi to sign strategic partnership treaty "IndyWatch Feed World"

Russian President Vladimir Putin has opened official talks with his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. Putin said at the start of the talks that bilateral trade rose by 62 percent last year. The two are set to sign a comprehensive strategic partnership treaty on October 17 that would further boost Russian-Egyptian ties, Putin's foreign-affairs adviser, Yury Ushakov said. Ushakov added that Putin and Sisi were to discuss international issues, focusing on the situations in Syria, Libya, Yemen, and the Palestinian-Israeli settlement. Sisi on October 16 urged Russia to resume direct flights to Egyptian resorts even as the Kremlin urged Egypt to purchase more Russian arms during bilateral talks in Moscow. Russia suspended direct flights to Egypt in November 2015 after a bomb planted by an Egyptian affiliate of the Islamic State extremist group brought a Russian passenger plane down over the Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 people on board.


Lavrov: UK trying to keep EU on the short leash despite Brexit "IndyWatch Feed World"

While the UK negotiates its divorce from the EU, it's still trying to keep the bloc on a short leash, to influence its policies towards Moscow and on other issues, Sergey Lavrov, Russia's Foreign Minister, has told Euronews. The Foreign Minister called it a paradoxical situation that the UK, "a country that's leaving the EU, is frantically trying to influence the EU's policy towards Russia." After groundlessly blaming Russia of the chemical poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury in March, "the British persuaded not everybody, but many [countries] to expel our diplomats," Lavrov recalled. As another example, he talked about hair-trigger chemical weapons sanctions that were pushed by UK to be adopted in EU. "And not only Russia, I think, regarding other international issues the British want to keep the EU on a short leash," he added."How does it relate to the interests and dignity of the European Union isn't for me to judge."


Armenia's Prime Minister resigns, early parliamentary elections to follow "IndyWatch Feed World"

Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has resigned in order to pave the way to early elections or, as he put it, to "complete the revolution," that led him to power after protests this spring. "The goal of my resignation is to complete the revolution, through holding early elections and returning the power to the people," Pashinyan said in a televised address, adding that he and his government would continue to fulfill their duties until the elections, despite his resignation. He also voiced his intention to become the prime minister once again after the elections, if Armenians support his party during the vote. Earlier, Pashinyan told the France 24 TV Channel that he expected the elections to be held in December. Under the Armenian constitution, the parliament has two weeks to choose a new prime minister after the government's resignation. If the legislature fails to do so, it is dissolved automatically and new parliamentary elections are held. All Armenian parliamentary...


Antifa-Occupy 'are the Brownshirts of the Democrats' - Michael Savage "IndyWatch Feed World"

Talk radio icon Michael Savage described Antifa and Occupy groups as the Democrat Party's "brownshirts," offering his remarks in a Tuesday interview with Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow on SiriusXM's Breitbart News Daily. Savage reflected on recent violent events committed by left-wing activists in Portland, OR. "What happened over the weekend in Portland with the Antifa violence - a domestic terrorist organization - so exemplifies the mass hysteria of our times, where people think they're justified in taking over streets and beating people up. But where is it coming from, this hysteria to think that it's okay to beat up the opposition? You don't have to look any further than Hillary Clinton, who says we don't need a civil society until we have power again [or] the deranged Maxine Waters, who should be impeached for what she's doing."


Poland's 'sovereignty' amounts to paying more for US LNG "IndyWatch Feed World"

Poland's state natural gas company has signed a 20-year deal to buy liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the US. In order to cut dependence on Russian energy, the country is willing to pay more for gas from America. PGNiG, Poland's gas company, said on Wednesday that the US would provide two million tons of LNG per year, or 2.7 billion cubic meters of natural gas after re-gasification. The deliveries will start from 2022. The country's prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki said the deal would increase "sovereignty" and the "competitiveness" of Poland's energy sector. PGNiG Deputy CEO Maciej Wozniak added that by the end of 2018 the company will sign at least one new long-term contract to secure LNG gas supplies for Poland. PGNiG claimed that LNG from the US would be almost 30 percent cheaper than Russian natural gas. Official studies say otherwise. For example, the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies has published a memo saying that US LNG is more expensive than Russian gas, which is the...

Vassal state Poland claims that paying more for US LNG over cheaper Russian gas 'increases sovereignty' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Poland's state natural gas company has signed a 20-year deal to buy liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the US. In order to cut dependence on Russian energy, the country is willing to pay more for gas from America. PGNiG, Poland's gas company, said on Wednesday that the US would provide two million tons of LNG per year, or 2.7 billion cubic meters of natural gas after re-gasification. The deliveries will start from 2022. The country's prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki said the deal would increase "sovereignty" and the "competitiveness" of Poland's energy sector. PGNiG Deputy CEO Maciej Wozniak added that by the end of 2018 the company will sign at least one new long-term contract to secure LNG gas supplies for Poland. PGNiG claimed that LNG from the US would be almost 30 percent cheaper than Russian natural gas. Official studies say otherwise. For example, the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies has published a memo saying that US LNG is more expensive than Russian gas, which is the...


Former Facebook engineer, who railed against rancor of liberal culture, explains why he quit "IndyWatch Feed World"

A former senior Facebook engineer who wrote a memo earlier this year decrying the social media giant's "political monoculture" told Fox News on Tuesday night that the company has a "vocal minority" intent on implementing "social justice policies across our mission." Brian Amerige, whose last day at Facebook was Friday, told Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight that "you can't have conversations about ... anything that's a tenet of the social justice ideology, effectively, without being attacked personally." He added that the company's recent policy cracking down on so-called hate speech was a particularly sensitive topic. "You can't even have conversations about that policy inside the company without having your character attacked -- and I've experienced this personally -- without being called a sexist or a racist or a transphobe or an Islamophobe," said Amerige.


Sweden declares 'hand grenade amnesty' to curb deadly gang crimes "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sweden has introduced a temporary amnesty for anyone in possession of hand grenades and other explosives, urging the public to turn in their illegal arsenals before mid-January, with no legal consequences or questions asked. Facing a massive surge in gang-related crimes, in particular involving the use of hand grenades, police in Sweden have introduced a three-month-long amnesty for "explosive goods." From this week until January 11, 2019, anyone in possession of explosives, which have not been used in criminal activity, can turn them over to the authorities without being detained. "Anyone who contacts the police voluntarily during the amnesty will not be charged with illegal handling, and has the right to remain anonymous," the national police said in a statement. While the public is urged to surrender the listed goods, which include hand grenades, gunpowder, igniters, and pyrotechnical items, they are asked to avoid driving to the police station to hand over the items. Out of...


A Saudi AF plane crashes, killing all crew on board "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Saudi Royal Air Force plane crashed during a training mission on Monday in the northwest of the kingdom, killing all of its crew, a Defense Ministry source was quoted as saying on the state news agency SPA on Tuesday. The report did not say how many crew members were on board of the plane, which was a Hawk. Investigations are underway to determine the cause of the crash.


How Many Yemenis is a DC Pundit Worth? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Jamal Khashoggi offers remarks during POMEDs Mohammed bin Salmans Saudi Arabia: A Deeper Look. (Photo: POMED)

Saudi Arabia has dominated the news cycle after Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was disappeared in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and, according to Turkish sources, murdered by a 15-strong team of Saudi agents. The public relations backlash might spell trouble for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), while Western governments have scrambled to express concern about the case, in what is more about protecting their interests and Western corporate dealings in Saudi Arabia than any genuine concern for human rights.


It seems that having Khashoggi, a former insider, dish out criticism from the Beltway was too much embarrassment for MBS, who is the most powerful man in the country, to tolerate. The West had let MBS get away with everything until now, as he was their man, the one who would deliver some window dressing reforms to appease Western public opinion while facilitating billionaire dealings for corporations, especially weapons manufacturers. However, this final stunt seems to have backfired, at least for MBS.

Human Rights Concerns?

It is impossible not to compare the reaction to this episode to the corresponding ones to Saudi war crimes in Yemen. When the Saudis bombed a market, when they launched a double-tap strike1 on a funeral, when they hit a Yemeni......


Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Sunspots forecast record cold - Snow its already begun "IndyWatch Feed World"

Butterfly sunspot diagram shows that we are back at 1880's levels in terms of solar inactivity, hence our Earth should be showing signs of cooling as this couples with the regular 11 year solar cycle at its minimum. Record cold Denver, record snow Missouri, winter weather advisories in Texas and Mexico in mid October, all the while corporate winter forecasts are now adjusted to record cold when last month they spouted warm winter due to global warming. Sources


Chinese monkeys win Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Chinese monkeys, photo by Marsel van Oosten

This photo by Marsel van Oosten from the Netherlands is the winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 competition.

It shows two golden snub-nosed monkeys, a male (in front) and a female, in a forest in the Qinling mountains in China.


General Debate on all disarmament and international security agenda items "IndyWatch Feed World"

Statement | United Nations General Assembly, 73rd Session, First Committee. Statement delivered by Ms. Kathleen Lawand, Head of Arms Unit, ICRC.


While media focuses on missing journalist Khashoggi, Saudi created famine in Yemen ignored "IndyWatch Feed World"

Yemen is on the verge of a devastating famine as it continues to endure Saudi coalition airstrikes. Despite this, most of the criticism levied at the Kingdom is about missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. UN REPORT The UN's World Food Program (WFP) has warned that 12 million people are expected to face the worst famine in 100 years in mere months, as fighting around the vital port of Hodeidah continues. It has called on the Saudi-led coalition - which has been bombing the country since March 2015, with arms supplied by the US and UK - to halt airstrikes on the country which ordinarily imports 90 percent of its food. More than eight million Yemenis are currently severely food insecure. The 2017 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan warned 3 million children and pregnant or nursing women are acutely malnourished, including 400,000 children under the age of five.


Russian submarines equipped with supercavitating torpedo nukes - Invented during the USSR and hasn't been surpassed since "IndyWatch Feed World"

This first appeared in January 2016 and is being reposted due to reader interest. Imagine the sudden revelation of a weapon that can suddenly go six times faster than its predecessors. The shock of such a breakthrough system would turn an entire field of warfare on its head, as potential adversaries scrambled to deploy countermeasures to a new weapon they are defenseless against. While a lull in great power competition delayed the impact of this new technology, the so-called "supercavitating torpedo" may be about to take the world by storm. During the Cold War, the Soviet Union placed a heavy reliance on its submarine fleet to negate America's advantage in naval forces. The U.S. Navy was not only tasked to help protect the flow of reinforcements into Europe in the event of World War III, it also threatened the Soviet Union directly and would have hunted down and sunk her ballistic missile submarines. The USSR at first used sheer numbers of diesel electric submarines, then more...


Van Dyke's Guilty Verdict Was Made Possible By Decades of Activism Against Racist Policing "IndyWatch Feed World"

On October 5, 2018, a Cook County jury comprised of one Black woman, three Latina women, an Asian man, and seven whites returned a verdict of guilty of second-degree murder against Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke. The jury also found Van Dyke guilty of 16 counts of aggravated battery one for each of the 16 shots that Van Dyke fired into Laquan McDonald's body over a 14-second period, all but two while he was writhing on the ground. The jury found that Van Dyke believed that [...]


The Hotwire #41: October 17, 2018 : Proud Boys assaultsHurricane Michael autonomous reliefsquats and rent strikes "IndyWatch Feed World"

Listen here. Our features for this Hotwire are interviews about the Proud Boys attacks in New York City and Portland, Oregon, and we have an interview about autonomous relief after Hurricane Michael, which is also seeing organizing from neo-confederate fascists. We have a whirlwind of headlines from around the world, with breast-baring feminists burning barricades in Argentina, squatters from Ireland to Germany, and indigenous resistance in Canada. Connor Stevens of the Cleveland 4 is getting out soon, Jalil Muntaqim could use letters of support for his parole hearing, and we have calls to action from the Leau Est La Vie anti-pipeline camp, plus much more! Send us news, events, or ideas on how our show can better serve anarchist activity in your town by emailing us at


India tackles new outbreak of Zika virus infecting up to 80 people "IndyWatch Feed World"

Medical teams have been pressed into service to conduct door to door surveys in the affected areas of Rajasthan to detect any person with symptoms. Fines have been imposed on households with larvae breeding wastewater contamination. With detected cases mounting to 80, the provincial and federal governments in India have stepped up their response to the spread of the Zika virus, especially in the northern state of Rajasthan. The federal government's Health Ministry on Tuesday directed the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to monitor Zika cases on a daily basis, while urging the people not to panic. Health Minister J.P. Nadda chaired a meeting of the concerned officials to review the situation.


The top 10 Russophobes of 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

It's that special time of year when RT names the top 10 Russophobes of the last 12 months. The prestigious list is made up of those who RT believes have contributed to and benefited the most from the thriving world of Russophobia. First a note on a few of those who have fallen off the list since 2017. RIP to last year's inaugural winner, John McCain, who passed away earlier this year due to natural causes. The list won't be the same without him. Also failing to make the cut this year are the likes of Louise Mensch and Molly McKew. Last year, their overblown hysterics really stood out from the crowd. However, 12 months on, the rest of the world's Russophobes have caught up. They've had their time. So here are 2018's Top 10 Russophobes:


Mad squirrel disease? Man dies from rare disease after eating fluffy rodent brains "IndyWatch Feed World"

A new report says a Rochester, NY., hunter may have developed an ultra-rare brain infection after eating the brains of squirrels he killed, according LiveScience. The report was presented at the ID (infectious disease) week conference as an abstract called "Towards Earlier Diagnosis of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs): A Case Series, Including One Associated with Squirrel Brain Consumption." The report identified a 61-year-old male who was diagnosed with the rare brain infection called variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease after eating squirrel brains. He arrived at a hospital after suffering thinking problems and an impaired walk, according to the report. He died about five months after being diagnosed with the infection in 2015.


The Rats Revolt "IndyWatch Feed World"

There is no American who has fought with more tenacity, courage and integrity to expose the crimes of corporate power and to thwart the corporate coup dtat that has destroyed our democracy than Ralph Nader. Not one. There is little he has not tried in that effort. He has written investigative exposs on the unsafe practices of the auto industry; published best-sellers such as Who Runs Congress?; founded citizen action and consumer groups; testified before countless congressional committees; written a raft of environmental and worker safety bills that were passed in Congress under the now defunct liberal wing of the Democratic Party; and, when he was locked out of the legislative process by corporate Democrats, been a candidate for president. He even helped organize the first Earth Day.

His latest assault is a fable called How the Rats Re-Formed the Congress. (And though at times the prose can be a bit stilted and the scatological jokes on par with the humor of the average 10-year-oldthe rats crawl up out of the toilet bowls as congressional leaders are taking a dumpNader is deadly serious about the revolt the rats engender.)

The key in Naders story to the citizens retaking control of Congress and the government is sustained mass nationwide demonstrations and rallies. These demonstrations, like all protests that are effective, are organized by full-time staff and steadily build in numbers and momentum. The demonstrations are funded by three enlightened billionaires. I dont share Naders faithalso expressed in his other foray into fiction, Only the Super-Rich Can Save Usin a renegade wing of the oligarchy funding the overthrow of the corporate state, but he is right that successful movements need to be sustained, grow in size and power, have dedicated organizers and amass significant cash and resources so they do not disintegrate.

Nader writes in his new book:

Protests rise and fall in the ether for the most part. They generally dont ripple out from the core group of concerned people who originate them. Experts on crowds attribute this to little planning, minuscule budgets, poor leadership, and the lack of focus which induces protest fatigue among the core before they make an impact. The core never convincingly answers the questions, Just How Far Do the Majority of Our Fellow Citizens Want To Go and How Do They Expect to Get There?

Another explanation for the lackluster showing of protest movements in this country is that American politicians, over the past twenty-five years, have learned to quietly dismiss big rallies, demonstrations, and even temporary occupations, because they ha...


Medical groups ask Buehler to retract vaccine stance "IndyWatch Feed World"

On Monday, three Oregon medical organizations suggested Republican gubernatorial nominee Knute Buehler walk back a statement he made during a televised debate, about vaccines, As a physician I certainly believe in the benefits of vaccination, but I certainly believe that parents should have the right to opt out. ) RELATED STORY: Millions are catching on, []

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Sorcha Faal: Massive Censorship Sweep Rolls Over America After Leftists Hide in Terror "IndyWatch Feed World"

October 17, 2018

Massive Censorship Sweep Rolls Over America After Leftists Hide In Terror From (Seriously, You Cant Make This Up!) Cartoon Face

By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

Source: What Does It Mean

In further confirmation that the Democrat Party leftist forces in America battling President Donald Trump must surely be escaped lunatic asylum patients, a new Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) report circulating in the Kremlin today hilariously states that the largest social media censorship crackdown in American history has begunand whose target for total extermination arent Islamic terrorist postings or threatening messages, but a cartoon face created by teenagers called an NPC whose very image has caused leftists to cower in fear and hide in terror from. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]

Mass group of NPCs spotted at White House press briefing this past year

According to this report, the NPC cartoon face was created by a group of young, extremely pro-Trump internet geeks who have spent the past several years mocking anti-Trump people as whiny, easily triggered snowflakes who are primarily motivated by social acceptance rather than by logic and critical thinkingand whose official name for this now feared cartoon face is NPC Wojak a crudely drawn, gray cartoon avatar with a pointy nose and a...


Khashoggi and Demetracopoulos "IndyWatch Feed World"

In the early seventies, Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger were torn to distraction by a Greek refugee journalist living in the U.S. named Elias Demetracopoulos. He had been definitively documenting on an ongoing basis the ties they had with the corrupt junta ruling the cradle of democracy in unprecedented authoritarian fashion.

No matter what one thinks of Christopher Hitchens in general, prior to his apostasy he wrote a really convincing account (in his The Trial of Henry Kissinger) of how U.S. federal agencies (with the encouragement of Nixon and Kissinger) conspired with the extreme right-wing dictatorship of generals (under psychopath Brigadier Ioannidis) to kidnap and kill Demetracopoulos by luring him to their embassy.

Wow, the more things move along the more they remain the same, yes?

One of the things that has gotten lost in the shuffle with regard to Khashoggis disappearance is the legal responsibility the CIA has for warning residents of the U.S. when they know that such dynamics have been set in motion; early reports indicated that there was definitely some serious question about whether or not federal agencies knew what was about to come down. Regardless, the fact that none of what was attempted with Demetracopoulos many decades ago would have been considered without approval from the highest levels of our government should give everyone pause in responding to the abomination of Khashoggis disappearance. For the same is true today, and has always been true whether it involved the murders of Rene SchneiderSheik Mujibur Rahman or Archbishop Makarios.

Murder is murder, and no amount of arms sales should preclude the prosecution of criminality, especially when war criminality is intimately associated with the kind of horrific act inflicted on an individual; Im thinking of Yemens current crisis, for one.

Trump was lying when he claimed that the Saudis could simply buy weapons elsewhere if we rubbed them the wrong way over Khashoggis disappearance; arms supplied by the West for decades have components which make it impossible to turn easily to Russia or China as a supplier. Dealing with all that would take decades. And the impact of losing $100 billion plus for our economy was enormously exaggerated. No matter what, though, we cannot afford to use jobs or anything like that as the bottom line for our moral compass.


Flight carrying first lady Melania Trump forced to return to Joint Base Andrews due to mechanical issue "IndyWatch Feed World"

First lady Melania Trump was en route to Philadelphia Wednesday morning when her plane returned to Joint Base Andrews because of a mechanical issue, multiple media outlets are reporting. The plane was 10 minutes into the flight when Secret Service agents suddenly jumped up and ran to the front of the plane. Reports of smoke in the cockpit are filtering through media outlets from reporters who were on board. Wet towels were given to the press corps and other passengers to cover their faces because of the strong burning smell. There are no reports of injuries and the plane landed safely back at Andrews at 9:05 a.m. ET.


Free Market Economy -- In this Rigged World, How Does Anyone know the Value of Anything? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Free Market Economy

In this rigged world, how does anyone know the value of anything?

The banking system is a huge criminal enterprise

The economy is long overdue to collapse

Fair trade economy

Over the last 30 years, through central bank stimulus policies, at least $21.5 trillion in fake money has been added to the global monetary base. This fake money has financed far more real estate and factories than was needed. It has driven the real estate and stock market prices up tenfold and has made Wall Street rich.

It has also turned millions of voters against their own elite-class, resulting in Donald Trump being elected as President in the U.S. But now, Chinas and Western credit bubbles are even bigger than ever before and have been pumped up to even more absurd levels. Now, these bubbles are ready to pop at any moment. With the stock market bubble, boasting prices even higher, relative to GDP, than in 1929 or 2007 it is all set to burst. The entire, crazy mainstream media keeps people focused on unimportant issues and nonsense, but they have never mentioned the negative side effects of the tremendous increase of the money supply.

The important fact at this moment in time is, who will gain the narrative regarding the cause of the imminent blow-up of the economy, will it be President Trump or the Central Banksters. It looks like President Trump and his Alliance team have undertaken a very ingenious endeavour, by lying about the performance of todays economy. Just, like all the Presidents before him, he is diverting the blame from himself, and directing it to the central banks who have intentionally caused todays and all previous economic misres.

Peoples economy


Pocahontas Descendant: Elizabeth Warren Must Apologize To Everybody "IndyWatch Feed World"

A real descendant of Pocahontas, the famous 17th-century Powhatan princess, has called on Sen. Elizabeth Warren to apologize to everybody for falsely claiming to be Native American for personal and political gain. Appearing on Tucker [...]

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Big Pharma Set To Lose $18B If All 50 States Legalize Medical Marijuana "IndyWatch Feed World"

Big Pharma is set to lose $18 billion in the next three years if medical marijuana is legalized on the federal level, according to reports. Pharmaceutical companies are one of the biggest influences in US [...]

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Cross On Greek Shoreline Removed Because it Offends Muslim Refugees "IndyWatch Feed World"

A large Christian cross monument on the Greek island of Lesbos has been leveled to the ground after a group claiming to promote intercultural co-existence argued that the cross offends Muslim refugees arriving on the [...]

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Saudi crown princes bloody war, gruesome torture of journalist "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

The dark side of Saudi Arabias crown prince l Al Jazeera English

17 October 2018

Saudi Arabias Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has been on a quick rise to power and has been touted as a progressive reformer.

But his human rights record casts a dark shadow on his economic and social reforms.

Here are 8 things that have gone wrong since MBS started his ascent to power:

1. War in Yemen
2. Detention of Lebanons PM
3. Ritz-Carlton purge
4. GCC crisis and blockade of Qatar
5. Jailed womens rights activists
6. Diplomatic spat with Canada
7. Rise of executions in the kingdom
8. Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi

The number of execution in the kingdom has rapidly increased lately.

According to human rights organisations, MBS has overseen the execution of 16 people on average per month every month.

If this rate...


Is Trump Supporter Kanye West Still Under MK Ultra Mind Control? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Is (Trump Supporter) Kanye West (Still) Under MK Ultra Mind Control?

Posted on October 17, 2018

Source: Deus Nexus

The question is an important one, because the answer may determine if the sadistic practice of MK Ultra mind control is at work behind the scenes in President Trumps political machine. Theres little doubt it played a big part in past administrations all the way back to Marilyn Monroe in the Kennedy administration.

Nick Cannon About Kanye West: MKULTRA is Real!

In a Tweet about Kanye, Nick Cannon wrote: MKULTRA is Real!. Also, Kanye West himself posted several tweets about Mind Control.

Source: The Vigilant Citizen

Kanye West is the latest in a long list of celebrities under mass media microscope following a severe mental breakdown. In Kanyes case, things are taking a larger social-political dimension as hes a rare celebrity openly supporting President Trump. And Trump welcomed this support with open arms. Literally.

Kanyes visit at the Oval Office on October 11th.

Kanyes love for Trumps dragon energy and MAGA policies attracted extreme backlash from fellow rappers and mass media in general who accuse him of the worst insults: Sell-out, Uncle Tom, race traitor, etc.

Rapper TI, who worked with Kanye in past, lashed out on s...


Swedes react angrily to feminist play teaching schoolkids about female genitalia "IndyWatch Feed World"

A feminist theater play with a telltale name "Salon Vagina!" expected to enlighten schoolkids about "the pussy" has caused many angry reactions among ordinary Swedes. The cultural institution Skolscen sydost (School Scene Southeast), which organizes performances in kindergartens, elementary schools and high schools, has presented the feminist play "Salon Vagina!" to be staged in Blekinge County's schools next year, Swedish Radio reported. The performance shows three feminist actresses singing about female genitalia while spreading their legs. An excerpt from the play posted on YouTube shows them chanting "pussy, fanny, muff, beaver, slit" while standing on their heads with legs spread wide open. "I want to call mine a canary bird. It's nothing unusual," one of the actresses says in the show. "Our play is a peppy humor show about female genitals. It feels great to do theater for children in the upper secondary school, something we felt was needed," actress Malin Karlsson told...


Secret service agent blocks reporter's Kushner-Saudi questions "IndyWatch Feed World"

US secret service agents are expected to take a bullet for those they've sworn to protect. But in a bizarre exchange a bodyguard for White House senior advisor Jared Kushner swooped in to block a reporter's questions. The US president's son-in-law was spared potentially tough questioning on Saudi Arabia when an unidentified special agent pushed in front of Errol Barnett, telling the CBS journalist there is a "time and a place" for such questions. The incident occurred as Kushner was disembarking a plane in New York. According to Barnett he was attempting to ask Kushner about the crown prince of Saudi Arabia and the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. Kushner is believed to have been instrumental in greasing the wheels of a US-Saudi Arabia multimillion dollar arms deal. Meanwhile, Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist, is thought to have been killed earlier this month soon after he entered an Istanbul consulate building belonging to his home nation.


WFP cash transfers for school meals to promote education outcomes and food security in the Gambia "IndyWatch Feed World"

BANJUL The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced that it will transfer to participating elementary schools and early childhood development centres an initial amount of more than US$ 370,000 (D 18.5 million) to provide daily meals for up to 60,000 young students.


Prof offers extra credit to students for attending Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate campaign event "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Georgia professor offered her students extra credit to attend a campaign event that a Democrat gubernatorial candidate hosted on campus with Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Clayton State University criminal justice professor Andrea Allen offered students extra credit to attend an event on Tuesday supporting Democrat Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "Although I never offer extra credit, I'm making a one-time exception," Allen told students in the email. "I'm sure you've heard by now that the Abrams campaign along with Senator Warren are visiting campus tomorrow at 10 am in the UC commons. They would like a really big turnout. To help out I'm offering the following opportunity: If you attend, take a selfie of you at the events, and upload a pic to the folder I'm creating in D2L, I'll add 2 bonus points to your final grade.


Don't blame Hurricane Michael victims for voting for climate deniers "IndyWatch Feed World"

It's not necessarily true that Hurricane Michael victims are voting for climate deniers. Some may not have a chance to vote in the first place.


Israel conducts airstrikes, shuts down checkpoints in retaliation for rocket fire from Gaza "IndyWatch Feed World"

Six people were reported injured overnight in a rocket attack from Gaza and Israel's retaliatory airstrikes. Israel also shut down border checkpoints and imposed more restrictions on fishing off the Gaza coast in response. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said it conducted airstrikes in Gaza on Wednesday after a rocket attack on the Israeli city of Be'er Sheva. One of the rockets that came from the Palestinian side landed near a house, causing some damage and injuring three people, Israel Radio reported, citing medical officials. The IDF retaliation targeted eight locations in Gaza. According to Palestinian health officials, three people were injured in Rafah by an Israeli airstrike. The IDF claimed that its airstrikes prevented a new rocket attack on Israeli territory. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman ordered the closure of two Gaza border checkpoints and enforce a smaller-than-regular three-nautical-mile limit for Palestinian fishing boats in response to the rocket...


Anna Von Reitz -- France? Liquidate the UN Corp and all Successors and Derivatives "IndyWatch Feed World"

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

France? Liquidate the UN Corp and All Successors and Derivatives

Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz

We know how it started. We know who did it. We know that the "UN Corp" as opposed to the United Nations organization (chartered in 1945) was chartered in France during WWII by Vichy French Nazi sympathizers and these criminals then colluded with Swiss officials (also Nazi sympathizers) to transport their ill-gotten gains into Swiss banks by the railroad cars full.

We know.

It's not just the Brits, though as usual, they are at the bottom of our particular dog pile. It's you, too, France. And Switzerland. Oh, and Italy, too. Ironically, you are all now suffering from the parasites you harbored and wondering why?

Because a snake is a snake. It is its nature.

And a worm is a worm. It is its nature.

If you want to prove where you stand on the issues of civility and law and culture, if you want to do the right thing and free yourselves to live as free men again, then start doing what has to be done.

Liquidate the UN Corp as a crime syndicate.

Then maybe you can stop talking about your "national debt" and start talking about your "national credit" instead.


See this article and over 1300 others on Anna's website here:...


Anna Von Reitz -- American Armed Forces, See that Word -- American? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

American Armed Forces. See That Word--- American?

Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz

What do Marines shout out every single day?

"I am an American!"

Not, "I am a United States Citizen!"

There is a reason for that.

Your loyalty as a member of our Armed Forces is supposed to be loyalty to America and your fellow Americans. Not some spider's nest of evil old men sitting over in Europe. Not some ugly criminals in New York. Not venal vicious sick immoral politicians inside the Beltway.

We have suffered a classic geo-engineered weather warfare hit.

"Hurricane Michael"---- yeah, my fat rump. Just like 9/11. Another inside job.

This was done using CIPPA-based frequency generator equipment and other scalar / satellite technology being "tested" on a supposedly "domestic" population.

Except that we are not "domestic" with respect to "the" United States which is where? The District of Columbia and only the District of Columbia.

The ENMOD Treaty requires the signatories to limit tests and deployment of weather warfare technology to domestic targets. And Florida is not a domestic target.

The "United States" is out of compliance.


Six Democratic scandals the Big Three networks are hiding from voters "IndyWatch Feed World"

As the midterms fast approach, there are a bunch of Democrats who find themselves embroiled in scandals and controversies. But if you only got your news from the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks, you've probably never heard about them. The networks have been doing their best to protect Democratic midterm interests by downplaying or completely ignoring Democrats who have gotten into trouble this campaign season. MRC analysts looked at the network evening, morning and Sunday roundtable shows to see how they covered or didn't cover various 2018 Democratic scandals or gaffes. From Texas Senate Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke lying about his DUI arrest to DNC chair Keith Ellison being accused of domestic violence, the following is a list of Democratic controversies that the nets are keeping their audiences (for the most part) in the dark about:


MoviePass parent company is under investigation for allegedly misleading investors "IndyWatch Feed World"

The probe feels like a death knell for the once-appealing movie-ticket-subscription service.

The New York attorney generals office has launched an investigation of MoviePass parent company, Helios and Matheson, to determine whether the company has misled investors.

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(Video) Q -- We are the Plan "IndyWatch Feed World"

Published on Oct 17, 2018

This is not fantasy. They just made us think it is. ALERT! Everything is a lie. We were about to go down the toilet and then were miraculously saved - all while we were focused on everything but what is the most transformative event in living history.


'Explain this censorship': Facebook removes Guardian writer's video on British colonial crimes "IndyWatch Feed World"

Guardian columnist George Monbiot is the latest to decry Facebook's increased censorship after a video he made, on the crimes of European colonialism, was taken down by the tech giant. In his tweet, following the removal of the video Monbiot wrote: "Here's our video about the airbrushing of colonial history, that @facebook has gone and airbrushed." The video, produced by Double Down News, shows Monbiot talking to the camera, and is intercut with often gruesome film clips, as he goes through colonial history detailing atrocities committed by Europeans. The journalist tweeted that he had not received an "explanation or a right of appeal." Going on to implore fellow journalists Owen Jones, Medhi Hassan, left-wing publication Novara Media and activist Peter Tatchell to retweet his video.


On 60 Minutes Trump Says: 'I'm Not Denying Climate Change' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Read time: 3 minsBy Kert Davies, Climate Investigations Center. Originally posted on Climate Investigations Center. Climate change is coming at Trump even as he tries like hell to avoid the subject. Record-setting hurricanes, Florence and Michael, have caused devastation across the southeast United States. Meanwhile, the grim UN IPCC 1.5 degree report pushed climate scientists into the headlines last week while Trump was out and about, apparently unleashed, talking [...]


(Video) The Quantum Shift with Dr. Sam Mugzzi, Kent Dunn, and Drake Bailey -- October 16, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Published on Oct 16, 2018

Quantum Shift with the gang. Here is the newest news on galactic updates, and current affairs. This might not be the whole story, so please help us, to help you by doing your own research. Get involved and help create the reality we desire.


(Video) The United States has been Hijacked w/ Anna Von Reitz "IndyWatch Feed World"

Published on Oct 16, 2018

Judge Anna Von Reitz has been working for decades to understand and educate others on the legal structure of the American Government. She believes that "If you really are serious about knowing how to restore the Republic and your freedom you need to put some effort into knowing how our freedoms are being robbed from us by fraud, lack of full disclosure, deception, threat, duress, coercion, and intimidation every day of our lives and have been for over 100 years by the criminals who have hijacked our government, wealth, and heritage for their own gain and evil intentions."


Feminism's dubious legacy: Almost half of US pregnancies occur outside marriage "IndyWatch Feed World"

An increasing number of births happen outside of marriage, signaling cultural and economic shifts that are here to stay, according to a new report from the United Nations. Forty percent of all births in the U.S. now occur outside of wedlock, up from 10 percent in 1970, according to an annual report released on Wednesday by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the largest international provider of sexual and reproductive health services. That number is even higher in the European Union. The EU likely sees more births out of wedlock because many member countries have welfare systems that support gender-balanced child care, said Michael Hermann, UNFPA's senior adviser on economics and demography, in an interview. Public health care systems, paid paternal leave, early education programs and tax incentives give unwed parents support beyond what a partner can provide. The data show such births in the U.S. and EU are predominantly to unmarried couples living together rather than to...


How an Empath Can Keep Boundaries Even With People They Love "IndyWatch Feed World"

How do you set healthy boundaries with people without becoming isolated? This is an important question as empaths learn how to navigate a world full of individuals who have become used to sucking others energy instead of creating their own. If you want to become truly sovereign, learning when to give and when to protect your energy is imperative.

When it comes to boundaries we all know we need them. Depending on who you are, keeping healthy boundaries could be confusing, uncomfortable, or downright embarrassing.

Some people are so clear about what they want, their boundaries might as well be a typewritten list of rules of engagement or like Chinas great wall. Youd have to be an army to break through them. These individuals might easily respond, No thank you, Im busy, and in the future, Id prefer you ask me by email at least three weeks in advance.

Maybe they wouldnt say it so clearly, but the desire is implied. Their further reaction to your requests for interaction might be, Do you mind not speaking in such a high voice?  Could you please stop breathing so heavily?  No, I cant help out at the school fundraiser, I have a nail appointment. Please never call me before ten or after seven.

Others are so lacking in boundaries they barely notice how foolish they look trying so hard all the time and apologizing for every step they take. They constantly walk on eggshells and try to please everyone around them to get their needs met.  Oh, sure, I think I can make that work.  Cant someone closer pick it up? No? Okay.  Oh, its okay, I used the extra thirty minutes to think about my order.

Realistically its possible to be in extremes on either end.  As with most things in life though, the middle path is the better way.  We cant be so very firm on our boundaries that we fail to extend ourselves in reciprocation and create the intimate relationships we need as human beings.  Likewise, having no boundaries is a recipe for disaster, burnout, or a total meltdown.

For those who are learning to have healthy boundaries without becoming an island, its important to remember that every day, we set the tone of our relationships.  Believe it or not, your needy friends arent needy with everyone.  Theyve just learned to lean on you because you never say no.

Value Yourself

Your time is just as important as anyone elses.

To begin the journey toward healthy boundaries, you must first welcome the mindset that you matter as much as everyone else.  Were not talking about Not just your personal value as a nebulous affirmation, but in fact, your time truly is valuable, too.  Not more than someone elses but equally so.

No matter what you want...


Head of Spanish drug cartel wanted for 2 years arrested just weeks after taunting police by appearing in music video "IndyWatch Feed World"

The suspected leader of one of Spain's largest drug cartels has been arrested after turning himself in just weeks after he appeared to taunt police by appearing in a music video. Francisco Tejn is the alleged head of the 'Castaas' cartel, in charge of a 30 million hashish empire between Morocco and Spain via the Strait of Gibraltar. He had been pursued by authorities since July 2016. Tejn, aka "Isco," 39, turned himself in to authorities Wednesday shortly after appearing in a video for the song 'Candela' by Cuban reggaeton artist Clase A at the beginning of October. In the video, Isco appears drinking champagne alongside scantily clad women, driving a Bentley and dancing around a swimming pool. The video was uploaded at the beginning of October but has since been taken down.


These International Borders Have Become No Rights Zones "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Simon Black, Sovereign Man On June 15, 1215, King John sat in a field in Runnymede, England, surrounded by angry nobles. His Baronsthe big...


Putin discusses free-trade zone with Sisi as Russia's trade with Egypt surges 62% "IndyWatch Feed World"

Economic ties between Russia and Egypt are developing successfully, according to President Vladimir Putin. He met with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fatah el-Sisi in Sochi on Wednesday. The Russian president noted sharp 62-percent growth in trade turnover between the countries, adding that "in the first six months of this year the volume of trade increased 28 percent." Putin attributed this to diversification of bilateral ties, which include "agriculture, industry, equipment and vehicles." The president also mentioned "a large contract worth 1 billion to supply passenger cars to Egypt together with Hungarian partners."


Assassins Without Borders "IndyWatch Feed World"

Saudi Arabia's apparent assassination of Jamal Khashoggi might have taken inspiration from Russia and North Korea or Israel and the United States.


Driver repeatedly attempts to run down man on Madrid street "IndyWatch Feed World"

Police in Spain are hunting a dangerous driver after shocking footage captured by a passerby showed how a speeding vehicle was used as a weapon in an attempt to knock down a pedestrian. Filmed in Madrid, the footage shows a gray BMW vehicle chase down a person on a city street. At one point, the vehicle can be seen to swerve repeatedly towards the intended target as they desperately try to avoid being struck by the speeding motorist. The driver of the car eventually gives up on the attack when his target manages to jump over a protective metal barrier. According to local police, the incident unfolded near the Arguelles metro station in the district of Moncloa-Aravaca. The area is known for its outdoor cafe terraces and Madrid Zoo.


School in Russia fined for discrimination after student excluded for her pink hair "IndyWatch Feed World"

A school in the Russian city of Perm, and its director, have been slapped with fines after a court found their suspension of a student, on the grounds that her hair was dyed pink, amounted to discrimination. The hairstyle saga began last month after Zinaida Agisheva, 15, returned to her gymnasium from her summer vacation sporting a dyed pink hairstyle and a modified twist on her school uniform. Describing her look as "inappropriate," the school administration ruled that she could not attend classes until she rectified her appearance to coincide with the dress code. The suspension sparked outcry across Russia after a post by the girl's mother, a local politician, went viral and sparked an investigation by local prosecutors into whether the case for suspension amounted to discrimination. A court has now ruled in her favor.


Forex analyst predicts dollar to plunge 40% against euro "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US dollar could severely depreciate against the euro by 2024, says forex analyst Ulf Lindahl, chief executive officer of A.G. Bisset Associates. He says the greenback is entering the cycle of losses. Since the 1970s, the US currency has been repeating a 15-year cycle of losses and gains, and the greenback has now entered the phase of declines, Lindahl said. "When investors learn about the 15-year cycle, they are initially skeptical and doubt it exists," the analyst said, as quoted by Bloomberg. If non-US investors don't hedge against the dollar, they could face the"riskiest investment climate in 45 years," Lindahl added. The analyst predicts that the dollar will fall to $2 per euro and 75 yen per dollar by 2024, corresponding to 41 percent and 33 percent losses, respectively. Lindahl notes that the cycle of losses and gains is a usual pattern for economy, investors don't see it when it concerns the dollar.


Facebook shareholders move to oust Zuckerberg as chairman...again "IndyWatch Feed World"

A group of powerful public funds have given their blessing to a proposal by Facebook shareholders that would remove Mark Zuckerberg from his position as chairman of the company's board of directors. The state treasurers of Rhode Island, Illinois and Pennsylvania, as well as the New York City comptroller have signaled their support to the proposal, which was first filed in June by Facebook shareholder Trillium Asset Management, which holds an $11 million stake in the social media giant. Trillium filed the proposal after a disastrous start to the year for Facebook, marked by privacy scandals and a stock drop. It called for Facebook to split the roles of CEO and chairman to loosen Zuckerberg's grip on the company. The proposal accused Zuckerberg of mishandling the controversies, and called on the 34-year-old to step down as chairman. Trillium also cited the spread of misinformation on the platform and its use by extremists to promote violence in Myanmar as reasons for the proposal.


YouTube's Little Snit Fit and Other Inconveniences "IndyWatch Feed World"


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Posted on October 16, 2018

Its 8:56 pm Pacific time and YouTube appears to be back up after a global crash lasting approx. 2 hours. Are we having fun yet?

Cellular phone outages, power outages in California, Internet outages (my personal challenge today) and then YouTube crashed around 6:30 and its been out for awhile.

It wasnt a big deal; I watched Mike Adams latest update on I thought it only fitting. Who needs YouTube? Theyre not the only tube in town.

YouTubers were warned that extreme censorship was comingand it arrived. We were urged to secure backup channels in the event our blogs or videos were censored and/or removed.

I am currently publishing on two blogs to keep the channels open. The restrictions will get resolved at some pointhopefully in the not too distant future.

QAnon has not yet broken the week long silence, and there are a lot of things happening in America.

The globalists are still trying to ignite WWIII. They just dont get it. Nothing they do will provoke any nation to launch another war.

As we near the mid-term elections in America, we expect things will get a little dicey. We may see more communication outages, weather wars, false flag attacks, assassination attempts I just hope everyone took the advice offered by the President and many bloggers and independent media outlets to prepare for supply chain interruptions, a possible martial law scenario where we may want to stay home for a few days and off the streets, perhaps temporary curfews we dont know. Prepare for anything, and then you wont need to worry.

The financial situation is unstable at...


Australian govt lambasted after supporting 'It's OK to be white' 4chan meme as policy "IndyWatch Feed World"

A 4chan meme nearly became official Australian policy after the country's ruling party backed a motion that declared "It's OK to be white." The government claims it mistakenly supported the resolution and called for a re-vote. Some 23 members of the ruling Liberal-National Coalition, including several cabinet members, voted in favor of a motion introduced by Senator Pauline Hanson - the leader of the anti-immigrant One Nation party - which lamented the "deplorable rise of anti-white racism and attacks on Western civilization," while stressing that "It is OK to be white." The Senate ultimately voted 31 to 28 to reject the motion - but the ruling coalition's support for the failed declaration sparked condemnation from opposition parties and commentators, who claimed that the term "It's OK to be white" is a popular slogan used by white supremacists and neo-Nazis. The government immediately went into damage control, claiming that it had mistakenly supported the resolution and agreed to...


Indonesias rules on foreign tsunami relief are rattling the aid sector "IndyWatch Feed World"

Indonesian restrictions on foreign aid workers are forcing some groups to rethink their relief plans and spurring a debate about how the aid sector prepares for crises.


Police carry out controlled explosion on package near British parliament "IndyWatch Feed World"

Police have closed roads around the British Parliament carrying out a controlled explosion on a suspect package. Officers have shut streets around Portcullis House, opposite the Houses of Parliament. Workers at the nearby Ministry of Defence, were told to move to the other side of the building, away from the site of the controlled explosion. Roads surrounding the Houses of Parliament have been blocked off with traffic being diverted to Trafalgar Square, while Victoria Embankment is shut both ways between Bridge Street and Northumberland Avenue.


Kerch college shooter fascinated by 'maniacs and serial killers' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Was the Kerch college attacker inspired by the infamous Columbine massacre in the US? That is for the investigators to find out, but his actions look shockingly similar to those of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold back in 1999. Just like Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, the Columbine attackers, the Kerch suspect identified as Vladislav Roslyakov was a senior student at the college he attacked. He assailed his fellow students with a rifle, killing at least 17 and injuring almost 50, and later shot himself. Harris and Klebold murdered 12 students and one teacher, injuring 21 more people, and also committed suicide afterwards.


Hodge Twins Slam Elizabeth Warren: We got our DNA Tested 39% Caucasian We Dont Go Around Claiming Were White You Know Why? "IndyWatch Feed World"

The ever entertaining Hodge Twins slam Senator Elizabeth Warren following her claims of Cherokee ancestry after her DNA results showed no such thing:

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Why We Need 5Gs Self-Driving Cars and Virtual Reality Like a Hole in the Head "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Patricia Burke The 1960s television series Lost in Space featured a Class M-3, Model B9, General Utility Non-Theorizing Environmental Robot (G.U.N.T.E.R.), which had no...


The Normalisation of Madness "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Julian Rose Im sitting in the departure lounge at Krakow airport, waiting for the flight to Edinburgh. Sitting opposite is a young woman with...


Baby Jesus, meet bathwater: Virginia middle school bans Jesus songs from Christmas concert "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Chesterfield parent is concerned after he was told students would not be singing any Christmas songs with the word "Jesus" in them at upcoming concerts. David Allen said he found out about the situation last week from his child who attends Robious Middle School. "It just seems like... everywhere you look everyone's afraid of stepping on someone's toes or everything is being so sensitive," Allen said. This is not the first time his child has taken part in the winter concert; but it's the first time something like this has happened. "They were unable to [sing this song] because the word Jesus was in there and apparently someone assumed it was of a sacred nature," Allen said. Comment: How sinful! Following his conversation with his child, Allen emailed the chorus teacher.


Trial begins for little Arizona girl placed with pedophiles in foster care and burned by adoptive mom "IndyWatch Feed World"

(Thank you to Medical Kidnap and Health Impact News for continuing to draw attention to the abuses done at the expense of our precious children. We are sending good, healing vibes to this sweet little girl right now. No child should ever have to live like this and no parents should ever have their children []

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Weaponizing the Frequencies: the Coming Tidal Wave "IndyWatch Feed World"

Rosanne LindsayContributor
Waking Times

Psychotronic millimeter wave weaponry is coming to a street near you, with the potential to unleash disease on a mass scale. Welcome to the new fifth generation of wi-fi called 5G, where the speed to send full-length, high-definition movies to your ipad is ten times faster.

The Consequences

The need for speed has the consequence of going from moderate to severe health effects in record time. Note that 4G operates at 2.5 GHz or oscillates about 2.5 billion times per second. This frequency mimics water molecules in your body, and was chosen specifically for broadcasting services and equipment under government license. This means that all company products must meet this frequency or be deemed illegal. For what purpose is matching the human bodys frequency, you may ask, other than for weaponization? Good question.

The higher frequencies of 5G100 GHz and beyondwill use small-scale wireless refrigerator-sized boxes, placed in front of every 2-10 homes on every street, in every city. As you watch the latest Hollywood flick, you will bask, unaware, in microwave emissions that oscillate at the same rate as your blood and oxygen molecules. These frequencies can cause burning sensations on your skin, impact fertility, as well as alter the electrochemical waves of your brain to affect consciousness.

Awaiting Installation of 5G

Secret testing of 5G emissions made its debut during the...


NATO moving forward with Macedonia accession talks despite failed referendum "IndyWatch Feed World"

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has vowed to "safeguard" a name-change agreement with Macedonia after his foreign minister, who negotiated the deal, stepped down amid internal government strife. "I am determined to do whatever I can [to] safeguard the successful conclusion of the historic...agreement," Tsipras told reporters on October 17, referring to the June deal that would see the former Yugoslav republic change its name to the Republic of North Macedonia. The prime ministers' comments came after he accepted the resignation of Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, who was the chief negotiator with Skopje in the landmark talks. Greek media reported that Kotzias quit a day after a cabinet meeting in which he had a heated argument with Defense Minister Panos Kammenos over the name deal and felt he did not receive enough backing from the prime minister and other leaders. Kammenos and his right-wing Independent Greeks party are part of the left-wing Tsipras's ruling coalition but...


Trump Reportedly Duped Investors and Profited Handsomely for Years "IndyWatch Feed World"

Since Donald Trumps fortunes came surging back with the success of The Apprentice 14 years ago, his deals have often been scrutinized for the large number of his partners who have ventured to the very edges of the law, and sometimes beyond. Those associates have included accused money launderers, alleged funders of Irans Revolutionary Guard and a felon who slashed someone in the face with a broken margarita glass.

Trump and his company have typically countered by saying they were merely licensing his name on these real estate projects in exchange for a fee. They werent the developers or in any way responsible.

Trump, Inc. is a joint reporting project from WNYC Studios and ProPublica that digs deep into the mysteries of the Presidents businesses.

But an eight-month investigation by ProPublica and WNYC reveals that the post-millennium Trump business model is different from what has been previously reported. The Trumps were typically way more than mere licensors or bystanders in their often-troubled deals. They were deeply involved in these projects. They helped mislead investors and buyers and they profited handsomely from it.

Patterns of deceptive practices occurred in a dozen deals across the globe, as the business expanded into international projects, and the Trumps often participated. One common pattern, visible in more than half of those transactions, was a tendency to misstate key sales numbers.

In interviews and press conferences, Ivanka Trump gave false sales figures for projects in Mexicos Baja California; Panama City, Panama; Toronto and New Yorks SoHo neighborhood. These statements werent just the legendary Trump hype; they misled potential buyers about the viability of the developments.

Another pattern: Donald Trump repeatedly misled buyers about the amount (or existence) of his ownership in projects in Tampa, Florida; Panama; Baja and elsewhere. For a tower planned in Tampa, for example, Trump told a local paper in 2005 that his ownership would be less than 50 percent: But its a substantial stake. I recently said Id like to increase my stake but when theyre selling that well th...


Kicked out migrant for harrassing gets a lesson "IndyWatch Feed World"


Jamal Khashoggi Wasnt a Critic of the Saudi Regime "IndyWatch Feed World"

Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist, who disappeared in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week is not quite the critic of the Saudi regime that the Western media says he is.

(CN Op-ed)  The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist, in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week has generated huge international publicity, but unsurprisingly, little in Saudi-controlled, Arab media. The Washington Post, for whom Khashoggi wrote, and other Western media, have kept the story alive, increasing the pressure on Riyadh to explain its role in the affair.

Its been odd to read about Khashoggi in Western media. David Hirst in The Guardian claimed Khashoggi merely cared about absolutes such as truth, democracy, and freedom. Human Rights Watchs director described him as representing outspoken and critical journalism.

But did he pursue those absolutes while working for Saudi princes?

Khashoggi was a loyal member of the Saudi propaganda apparatus. There is no journalism allowed in the kingdom: there have been courageous Saudi women and men who attempted to crack the wall of rigid political conformity and were persecuted and punished for their views. Khashoggi was not among them.

Some writers suffered while Khashoggi was their boss at Al-Watan newspaper. Khashoggicontrary to what is being writtenwas never punished by the regime, except lightly two years ago, when Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) banned him from tweeting and writing for Al-Hayat, the London-based, pan-Arab newspaper owned by Saudi Prince Khalid bin Sultan.

By historical contrast, Nasir As-Sa`id was a courageous secular Arab Nationalist writer who fled the kingdom in 1956 and settled in Cairo, and then Beirut. He authored a massive (though tabloid-like) volume about the history of the House of Saud. He was unrelenting in his attacks against the Saudi royal family.

For this, the Saudi regime paid a corrupt PLO leader in Beirut (Abu Az-Za`im, tied to Jordanian...


FLASHBACK: Riyadh's dirty secret for bombing Yemen is targeting their vast oil reserves "IndyWatch Feed World"

Why does Saudi Arabia continue to bomb Yemen back into the Stone Age? The crux of the matter is that Yemen has oil reserves, while Riyadh is steadily running out of the commodity, American political analyst Phil Butler explains. According to American political analyst and researcher Phil Butler, the US-backed Saudi Arabian war against Yemen is neither about the longstanding sectarian strife between Sunnis and Shiites, nor about the much-discussed military campaign aimed against al-Qaeda in the region. While Western media outlets usually refer to Yemen as a "small" energy producer, the truth of the matter is the country is sitting on substantial oil and gas reserves, which Saudi Arabia and its allies want to control, Butler notes. In addition, Yemen lies at the Bab el-Mandab, a key checkpoint for maritime transit of oil, with 3.4 million barrels of oil passing through it each day.


Hawaii albatross 2014-2018 highlights "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 16 October 2018 video from Hawaii says about itself:

Kauai Albatross Cam Greatest Hits 20142018

After 5 years of dedication and hard work, the Kauai Albatross Network (KAN) and the landowner have decided to take the upcoming year off from 24/7 streaming on Kauais North Shore.

When the Cornell Lab began working with KAN back in 2012 to (eventually) identify locations and landowners that would work to bring the world of Laysan Albatrosses to the world in 2014, we never could have imagined the reaction from the online community or the amount of effort it would take to have this kind of impact.

Together, in the last 5 years, we have shared the lives of Laysan Albatrosses on the Garden Isle for 30 months (out of the last 72!). Viewers from over 190 countries have tuned in to the livestream 60 million times for a combined 450 million minutes. Our Albatross cam volunteers have posted over 20 thousand tweets and shared over 9000 images from the @AlbatrossCam Twitter account, identified 198 walkers, and interacted with thousands of cam watchers through social media.

From all of us at the Cornell Labs Bird Cams project, we wanted to say Thank You to our partners at KAN, the cam site landowners, all of our viewers and volunteers, and anyone who has watched and learned along with us over these past 5 years. Enjoy this highlight video of some of our all-time favorite moments from the Kauai Laysan Albatross cam, and please share your own favorite memories in the comments below. Mahalo!


Iraqi forces reportedly kill suspected ISIS organizer of Ahvaz terror attack "IndyWatch Feed World"

A suspected organizer of the recent terror attack in the Iranian city of Ahvaz was killed by the Iraqi forces, local media reported citing the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The Mehr news agency reported on Tuesday that Abu Dhoha, an "emir" of the Daesh terror group, was killed along with four other terrorists during an operation carried out by the Iraqi security forces in the province of Diyala.


Democratic House candidates raise $250 million in third quarter, double up GOP "IndyWatch Feed World"

In a stunning, record-setting third quarter, Democratic candidates for U.S. House of Representatives raised nearly $250 million for their respective races.

That number, estimated by the Center for Responsive Politics using Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings, is significantly higher than the $178 million raised by Democratic House candidates last quarter, which was also a clear-cut record.

With an entire quarter remaining in the 2018 election cycle, Democratic candidates have raised approximately $876 million, a record for a congressional election cycle and nearly double the previous-highest amount raised by this point ($458 million in 2008).

Despite an incumbency advantage, Republican candidates were more than doubled in fundraising, collecting nearly $111 million from July through September. That figure is slightly down from the $117 million brought in last quarter.

Still, Republican House candidates are on pace to set a fundraising record of their own for a single election cycle, having raised $597 million through the first three quarters. The previous-highest haul at this point was $554 million in 2012.


Combining all House candidates, they have brought in nearly $1.5 billion with another quarter yet to be recorded and with some filings yet to be accounted for. By this point in 2016, candidates raised $919 million and ended th...


Now Merkel warns of no-deal Brexit danger "IndyWatch Feed World"

Germanys Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Wednesday that Europe must be prepared for a no-deal Brexit, as EU leaders sought to unblock stalled divorce talks with Britain.

Prime Minister Theresa May was due in Brussels to present her take on how to save the talks on Britains scheduled exit from the union on March 29.

Negotiations are at an impasse over the issue of a legal backstop to keep open the border between British Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, an EU member.

Before setting off to join her colleagues, Merkel said that while there is still a chance for an accord, Berlin had already begun to prepare appropriately for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit.

Her warning comes after European Council President Donald Tusk, the summit host, said he would ask May to offer new concrete ideas on how to break the impasse when she arrives in Brussels.

And he added that he had no grounds for optimism based on a report from EU negotiator Michel Barnier and on Mays appearance in the British parliament on Monday, where she stood her ground.

Neither side has shown much sign of flexibility, but Barnier is willing to add a year to the 21-month post Brexit transition period taking it to the end of 2021, two diplomats said on condition of anonymity.

In any case, a longer transition would not in itself resolve the backstop issue which must be included in the withdrawal treaty and ratified before the end of March to avoid the damaging no deal scenario.

Even the choreography of Wednesdays summit opening highlights British isolation.

May will meet one-on-one with Tusk in Brussels at 5:45 pm (1545 GMT) before briefing her 27 European colleagues, but then the rest of the EU leaders will leave to discuss Brexit over dinner without her.

Britains Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London on October 17, 2018 ahead of the weekly Prime Ministers Questions (PMQs) session in the House of Commons. (Photo by AFP)


Tusk has made it clear that if May and Barnier do not signal concrete progress towards a draft deal he will not call a November summit to sign it.

Instead, the matter could either be pushed back to December or more dramatically the EU could use the November weekend to meet on preparations for a no-deal Brexit.

Previously, both sides had agreed that Britain crashing out of the Union on March 29 next year with neither a divorce agreement nor a road-map to future ties would be an economic and diplomatic disaster.



Self-Censorship: Where The Real Damage Is Being Done "IndyWatch Feed World"

I was going to write another article today about a different topic, but I backed down because I didnt think I could deliver the kind of fiery, forceful, unmitigated argument it would need to be without risking getting banned from social media and blogging platforms.

The article I was planning on writing, which youll just have to imagine now, would have been titled Assange Can Leave Whenever He Wants! No, Idiot, He Cant. The feature image was going to be a screen shot of a blue-checkmarked empire loyalist named Greg Olear tweeting the infuriatingly dopey argument that Assange is free to just waltz out the embassy doors whenever he wants, so therefore he isnt actually being imprisoned by an Orwellian power establishment for publishing authentic documents about powerful people. Never mind the fact that you can say exactly the same thing about literally anyone under political asylum; they are all free to leave the political asylum theyve been granted at any time, and pointing this out is just describing the thing that political asylum is. Never mind the fact that a UN panel ruled that Assange is being arbitrarily detained by the threat of imprisonment. Never mind that the same US government which tortured Chelsea Manning is currently openly pursuing Assanges arrest because of his publications, making the assertion that hes free to leave the same as saying hes free to jump off a cliff. People dont want to believe that their government imprisons journalists, so whenever Assange is in the news you see this argument making the rounds.

It would have been a firecracker of an arti...


Is Kanye a disaster for Democrats? Some Black voters are changing their allegiance "IndyWatch Feed World"

With Midterms around the corner, some Black voters are tearing up their Democratic memberships, arguing the party no longer has their best interests at heart. Is this a new political trend or a mere flash in the pan for the GOP? At least since the 1960s, following a raft of civil rights legislation put forward by John F. Kennedy, it has been accepted as gospel that the only party for African Americans is the Democratic Party. Today, however, some members of this demographic are beginning to stray from the pack, coming around to the conclusion they would be better off as card-carrying Republicans. The latest phase of this political awakening, as it were, occurred last week as the singer Kanye West committed a heresy - at least as far as the Liberals were concerned - far worse than mocking Taylor Swift during a music awards ceremony. Not only did the star musician meet with Donald Trump in the Oval Office for a highly publicized 'meeting of the egos,' Kanye railed against the...


Twitters Russian troll problem: Theres good news and bad news "IndyWatch Feed World"

Russias divisive tweets were more effective than Iranian propaganda posts, according to the Atlantic Councils Digital Forensic Research Lab.

On Wednesday, Twitter released a collection of more than 10 million tweets related to thousands of accounts affiliated with Russias Internet Research Agency propaganda outfit, as well as hundreds more troll accounts, including many based in Iran.

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Iranian Guard massing troops on Iraqi border "IndyWatch Feed World"

Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is launching increasingly daring operations to degrade the capabilities of armed Kurdish opposition groups. In its latest move, it has deployed thousands of troops to difficult mountain ranges in the western part of the country used as safe havens by the groups for decades. The IRGCs operations have taken on an air of urgency since US President Donald Trumps May 8 announcement that he was withdrawing the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, and re-imposing sanctions against Iran.

The IRGC mobilized thousands of troops, including Special Forces, and on Oct. 3, launched Muharram, a multi-front operation across Irans Kurdish region, employing helicopter gunships, heavy artillery and drones. While the operation was officially described as a drill, IRGC commanders acknowledged that the aim was also to showcase Irans latest sophisticated technology and to reclaim control over several strategic mountain ranges across the Kurdish region. Mohammad Taghi Oslanlou, the IRGC commander in charge of the western Kurdish areas, threatened during the operation to attack any country that supports the armed Kurdish opposition groups, which are based in neighboring Iraqi Kurdistan.

This is the first time since 1979 that Iran has attempted to fully bring the mountain ranges under its full control.

This is a real theater. Today we carry out a drill, but also we will clear these areas completely, an unnamed IRGC second brigadier general shouted into a microphone to some dozen senior IRGC officials watching with binoculars as the second stage of the operation unfolded on Oct. 7.

Live on Iranian television, as helicopter gunships attacked locations where Kurdish rebels were reportedly hiding, plumes of white and gray smoke could be seen rising from the slopes of the Shaho mountain range, a protected wildlife...


Hurricane Michael damaged 10% of American F-22 fleet - because they were sitting around waiting to be repaired "IndyWatch Feed World"

Note to the wise: When a hurricane comes, move your planes out of the way. Especially your really expensive F-22 fighter planes. After all, those babies are $339 mil apiece. Got the message? Apparently the US Air Force didn't get this message. Or, did they find themselves unable to follow the message? The Washington Times reported Tuesday that between 17 and 20 of these top-of-the-line fighter jets were damaged, some beyond the point of repair, when Hurricane Michael slammed ashore on Mexico Beach, Florida, not far from the Tyndall Air Force Base in the same state. The Times reports that more than a dozen of the F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets were damaged after being left in the path of the extremely fierce storm: President Trump's tour Monday of devastation wrought by Hurricane Michael took him close to Florida's Tyndall Air Force Base, where more than a dozen F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets were damaged after being left in the path of the powerful storm. The pricey fighter...


Georgia Officials Order Black Seniors Off Bus Headed for Early Voting "IndyWatch Feed World"

Deepening concerns over widespread voter suppression in Georgia ahead of a closely-watched gubernatorial race, dozens of black senior citizens were forced off a bus that was taking them to vote in the midterm election this week after government officials raised concerns about the trip.

As Think Progress reported, the non-profit group Black Voters Matter had hosted a get-out-the-vote event at a senior center in Louisville, Georgia on Monday, and was preparing to take about 40 senior citizens to the polls on the states first day of early voting, when the centers director told the riders to exit the bus on the orders of the Jefferson County clerk.

LaTosha Brown, a co-founder of Black Voters Matter, called the order a clear intimidation tactic.

This is voter suppression, Southern style, Brown told Think Progress. Im very upset. Im angry.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the county clerk had been alerted to the bus trip, which allegedly violated a law banning political activity at county-run facilities like the senior center. But a...


White Lady Dubbed Golf Cart Gail Calls Police On Black Man Who Was Cheering His Son On At Soccer Game "IndyWatch Feed World"

Following this weeks viral videos involving Cornerstore Caroline who accused a 9-year old African American boy of sexual assault when his backpack brushed against her butt in a convenience store, we now have a new viral sensation who has been affectionately dubbed Golf Cart Gail.

A parent at my sons soccer game had the police called on him for cheering for his son during the game. This man was simply trying to watch his sons soccer game and cheer for him from the sides. He yelled The ref is right! when he saw his kid out there getting frustrated after a call.

This woman, lets call her Golfcart Gail, decided to spring into action and rapidly approach this parent and remind him that harassment would not be tolerated. He informed her that he was only speaking to his son.

For whatever reason, Golfcart Gail just would not let this go. She continued to harass and beleaguer this parent.

The gentleman offered to leave in order to avoid a situation.

As he began to pack up his things Golfcart Gail informed him that she was calling the police because she no longer felt safe with his threatening behavior.

Two women who were also at the game took video of the incident and took to Facebook to defend the father:

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Shakti Lifting Shiva: Women Inspiring Men Against Violence and War "IndyWatch Feed World"

Gary Z McGee, Contributor
Waking Times

The Hindus say that without Shakti, the personified feminine life force, Shiva, who encompasses the masculine ability to act, becomes a corpse. She is the life energy that animates the male principle, and the male principle in turn animates action in the world. ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes

The personified feminine life force (Shakti) reminds the personified masculine life force (Shiva) that we are a force of interdependent nature first and independent humans second.

What does this mean, exactly? To put it into Darwinian terms, it means that we are, first and foremost, social creatures. We need each other to survive. As such, competition has always been secondary to cooperation; otherwise we wouldnt have survived as a species.

If we wish to continue our survival as a species, it is vital that we allow cooperation to be superior to competition. This means cooperation with the environment as well (Shakti as Gaia). Shakti is here to remind Shiva of this fact. To restore the balance. To make sure he isnt pretending to be asleep.

The problem is that many people, intellectuals and nonintellectuals alike, have confused Darwins discoveries by focusing primarily on competition, and concepts like might makes right. Similar to the way the Nazis hijacked (and falsely portrayed) Nietzsches Overman concept, the modern war machine has hijacked (and falsely portrayed) Darwins might makes right concept.

This has created a dangerously lopsided view of reality: a kind of conquer-control-destroy-repeat mindset that has permeated our culture to such an extent that it has falsely convinced people that war is necessary to keep the peace and that violence is the answer to the...


Suspects in disappearance of Khashoggi linked to Saudi security services "IndyWatch Feed World"


October 16 

Three days before Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in the United States earlier this year for a nationwide tour, another Saudi traveler who identifies online as a member of the Saudi Royal Guard also arrived in Washington, passport records show. His stay overlapped with that of the prince.

Two times before that, this traveler had made other trips to the United States that coincided with visits by top members of the Saudi royal family, including King Salman and another one of his sons.

That same traveler, Khalid Aedh Alotaibi, has now appeared on a list provided by Turkish officials of 15 Saudis who Turkey alleges participated in the disappearance and alleged killing of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Consulate on Oct. 2. On Tuesday, Turkish officials provided passport scans for seven members of what they called a hit squad, and that information helped confirm Alotaibis travels to Washington.

Alotaibi is one of 11 Saudis included on the list who have ties to the Saudi security services, according to their posts on social media, emails, local media reports and other material reviewed by The Washington Post.

Two weeks after the disappearance of Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Posts Global Opinions section and critic of the Saudi government, there is mounting scrutiny of the 15 men identified by Turkey as members of the Saudi team involved in his death. Turkey released the list as a way to demonstrate Saudi involvement in the killing.

According to the Turkish account and f...


Trouble is Brewing as the Beer Industry Fears a Beer Shortage Due to Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed World"

The topic of climate change has once again been brought to the forefront with the recent release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. However, the discussion is still very distant. What if, however, climate change was impact something very near and dear to your life? Would you fight back?

There is no questioning the seriousness of the IPCC report, warning the global economy that we have just 12 years to make a difference in the rate of climate change we are experiencing before we are going to reach a point of no return with devastating consequences. However, many Americans still struggle to fully get behind the movement to stop climate change simply because the whole situation is so vast that its almost overwhelming and hard to believe. Where do you start?

However, a new study has brought this problem home, demanding our immediate attention. In it, researchers warn that over the next few decades we may face a worldwide beer shortage brought about as a result of climate change.

There is little in this world that is as American as a cold beer, with over 185 million barrels produced just in 2017 alone. Whether youre enjoying it at a hockey game, the Nascar track, or simply sitting with your feet up at home, there is nothing that can replace that cold, refreshing taste. After all, a recent Gallup poll concluded that 40% of consumers prefer beer to wine and spirits, making it the most popular form of alcohol in the United States today.

The data presented in the study revealed that due to the increasing temperatures caused by global warming, we can expect a decrease in the amount of barley that will be produced in the country. Average yield losses (of barley) range from 3 percent to 17 percent, the study states, depending on the severity of the conditions. While this may not seem like much, the impact on the beer industry, officials worry, may be significant. As the amount of barley declines, so too will beer production leading to a beer shortage and a steep increase in beer prices.

The study was conducted by a group of climate change scientist...


Scientists Warn Bathroom Hair Dryers Pose a Public Health Threat Due to Shocking Amounts of Bacteria "IndyWatch Feed World"

Originally introduced to public bathrooms as an environmentally-friendly alternative to paper towels, they are now an expected fixture in public bathrooms across the country. However, scientists are now labeling these devices as a public health threat following a disturbing study.

There are many people out there who will avoid public bathrooms at all costs, concerned about the germs and bacteria that these spaces contain. When forced to, they will take precautions to keep themselves as clean as possible, for example lining the toilet seat to create a safe barrier or using a paper towel to open the door. However, scientists warn you may be overlooking the biggest offender of them all.

Returning to the basics, as young children, we were taught that the best way to prevent illness and infection was through the act of washing our hands. In fact, if you look on the wall in the bathrooms at most fast food style restaurants, you will see a sign advising the optimal way to carry out this process, eliminating as many bacteria as possible, a reminder for both patrons and employees. Unfortunately, even those who go to great lengths to wash their hands diligently, trusting in the antibacterial power of soap, find their efforts completely undone the moment that they step up to the hand dryer.

The concern is that in order to operate, hand dryers must first take in air, however, in doing so they are also sucking in all the bacteria and germs that are floating in the air of a public bathroom, expelling it in a condensed form on the freshly washed hands of everyone who uses them.

Its a concern that inspired a team of researchers at the University of Connecticut and Quinnipiac University to investigate just how much bacteria are contained in the air that of these devices. The team used a series of both mens and womens bathrooms in 3 basic science research areas, using petri dishes to collect samples. For each bathroom, they would expose one dish to the air in the bathroom for 2 minutes with all the dryers off, and a second to the hot air from the hand dryer for a total of 30 seconds.

They then continued to study the petri dishes, watching for any evidence of bacterial growth. The results confirmed their fears. The petri dishes that were exposed just to the bathrooms air only grew 1 colony of bacteria if they grew any at all, remaining relatively clean. However, the petri dishes exposed to the hot air from the hand dyer grew on average 18 to 60 colonies of bacteria, with some growing more than 250 colonies!

The findings confirm an ongoing concern that has been expressed before in regard to the use of hand dryers in these public spaces....


London Grenfell Tower Inquiry survivors statement "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from London, England says about itself:

Grenfell: Life and Death on 16th floor

19 July 2018

Man who predicted catastrophic fire was two breaths away from death.

Edward Daffarn was rescued by firefighters who saved wrong resident. But neighbour Joseph Daniels never made it out alive of the tower.

By Paul Bond in England:

Grenfell Tower Inquiry: Survivors statement reveals disdain for residents by the political and corporate elites

17 October 2018

The statement given by Edward Daffarn at the Grenfell Tower inquiry is an important demonstration of how residents were kept in the dark about decisions regarding the Tower and their fatal consequences.

Daffarn is a member of the Grenfell Action Group (GAG). GAG campaigned for greater transparency around building work and documented the actions of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council (RBKC) and their Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (KCTMO) in relation to Grenfell Tower and other buildings on the Lancaster West Estateoften recording frustration at the lack of information available to residents.

Daffarns evidence was read into the inquiry record last week. He writes, Before the fire, as a result of my lived experience of dealing with the TMO, RBKC and [Grenfell Tower refurbishment contractor]...


The Coming Full Taurus Moon Will Be Incredibly Difficult for These 3 Zodiac Signs "IndyWatch Feed World"

There is no questioning the fact that the moons phases can have a significant impact on our lives, just ask any emergency room doctor or first responder. The night of the full moon is when all the crazies come out, a time of chaos and confusion. The next full moon is on October 24th, and its going to be a particularly challenging one for 3 zodiac signs.

Recognized as the Ruler of Emotions, the location of the moon in the zodiac has a significant impact on the way we feel and react to the world around us. This energy strengthens and wanes as the moon cycles through its phases, with the full moon representing the height of our emotions. Its not that we feel crazy, thats a common misconception. Instead, during the full moon, the emotions that you feel on a daily basis are intensified, which can lead people to react in an impulsive and erratic way. For example, if you have been frustrated with a specific situation leading up to the full moon, you may now find yourself experiencing moments of extreme anger.

On October 24th the full moon will once again grace the night skies, bringing its influence into our lives. This specific moon, more commonly referred to as the Full Hunters Moon, will occur in Taurus. Practical and dependable, one would assume that the influence of Taurus would work to ground us and minimize the impact that the full moon has on our lives. However, during the full moon, the moon is directly opposite the sun creating a unique dynamic. At this time, the sun is in the mysterious and passionate sign of Venus, bringing a somewhat reckless and overwhelming energy into the mix.

For some, this will be a great time to work on reassessing your relationships, identifying those that are worthy of your time and attention. Its an opportunity to strengthen connections, embrace your differences and build your sense of self-worth. However, for a small number of zodiac signs, its not going to be that easy.

The Full Hunters Moon in Taurus will be incredibly difficult for these 3 zodiac signs:

Gemini (May 21 June 20)

Just as the other signs are being called to reassess and re-evaluate their relationships, you will find yourself carrying out the same task. However, in your case, it will highlight some seriously toxic situations that you have allowed to continue for far too long in your life. Its going to be difficult to face, after all, no one wants to believe that they have allowed someone into their lives with anything but the best of intentions, however, now is not the time to try to avoid reality. Rather than running from conflict, as you will be tempted to do, choose to face this situa...


Brexit deal falters "IndyWatch Feed World"

British prime minister Theresa May is expected in Brussels for a difficult meeting with EU leaders on Wednesday evening (17 October) against a precarious backdrop in which negotiators failed to agree to a Brexit withdrawal deal earlier this week.

May is meeting with EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and EU Council president Donald Tusk before briefing EU leaders on how she sees any possible progress in the negotiations.

She is expected to speak for 30 minutes, which is more than she has been given at earlier EU summits on Brexit, before EU leaders break for dinner and a briefing by the EUs own chief negotiator Michel Barnier.

Last weekend intensive negotiations failed to produce a Brexit deal, as EU officials believe May has as yet been unable to agree politically to a possible customs arrangement, called backstop, after Brexit on the Irish border.

We know that she has been looking for, since this weekend, a majority [in the UK parliament] for a deal, which she is having difficulty to find, an EU diplomat said on condition of anonymity.

The problem with May is that she cannot guarantee us a result, the diplomat added, referring to the vote in the UK parliament on any Brexit deal.

The Irish border issue has been the main sticking point in negotiations, proposed solutions include keeping Northern Ireland in the blocs customs union and single market for goods, or having a customs arrangement for the entire UK with the EU to avoid that possibility.

Mays allies, the Northern Irish Democratic Union Party (DUP), has threatened to vote against a planned British budget if May agrees to something with the EU that would create more differences and barriers to the existing ones between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.

A failure to pass the UK budget in parliament could in theory trigger a no-confidence vote, and a possible general election.

EU officials hope once the budget vote is out of the way at the end of October, May could agree to a Brexit deal.

UK not as important as Irish

It is really important to understand that the United Kingdom outside the European Union will never be as important for the Union as Ireland, a message that it not really heard across the Channel, the EU diplomat warned.

EU officials had hoped that at this October summit the main outlines of the Brexit deal could be sealed, with another extra summit in November singing off the withdrawal agreement, giving enough time for the UK and the EU parliaments to ratify before Brexit day next March.

Now EU diplomats say December is the final deadline, with the November Brexi...


College Snowflake Calls 911 For Help: Theres A Bunch Of Trump People And Its Not Very Safe Right Now "IndyWatch Feed World"

An college student contacted campus 911 to request an escort after feeling threatened by a bunch of Trump people.

When the security officer asked about whether she was threatened the woman was unable to provide an answer, showing just how hypersensitive some people have become.

Student: I dont feel comfortable walking over there because I feel like they might jump me. I just need someone to walk me to my car.

Security: Im sorry, we dont have the personnel to do that right now.

Student: What should I do?

Security: I dont know.


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If the Queen is bored with you, She sends secret signals to her staff "IndyWatch Feed World"

Her trusty Launer handbag is as intrinsic to the Queen as crowns and corgis, but it turns out the accessory has a more important use than holding her spectacles on official engagements.

According to royal historian Hugo Vickers, the monarch uses her bag to send secret signals to her staff to indicate when shes ready to move on from a conversation.

He told People magazine that shifting her bag from one hand to the other is an indication the royal is ready to end a chat, and its been said the Queen will place her bag on a table at events to signal that shes ready to leave.

A third secret signal is a discreet twist of her wedding ring, which the Queen uses to emphasise that shed like to be moved on from a conversation quickly.

According to royal historian Hugo Vickers, if you see the Queen switching her bag from one hand to the other, it's a secret signal to her staff that she's ready to end a conversation 

According to royal historian Hugo Vickers, if you see the Queen switching her bag from one hand to the other, its a secret signal to her staff that shes ready to end a conversation


A discreet twist of her wedding ring is said to be a sign the Queen would like to be moved along from a conversation with speed

A discreet twist of her wedding ring is said to be a sign the Queen would like to be moved along from a conversation with speed




The German Bankers who Helped Spain Conquer the Americas and Poison the Poor "IndyWatch Feed World"

Markab Algedi, Contributor
Waking Times

From the late 1400s to the early 1600s, a German banking family influenced world events and quietly ruled over an extremely influential role in history. The Fuggers of Augsburg were among Europes leading merchant-bankers as they were called, combining financial services with long distance trade.All kinds of offices and agencies related to money, loans brokered with Tyrolean and Hungarian copper and silver in return for loans provided to the rulers of mining areas, popped up in cities such as Venice, Lisbon, Seville, and Antwerp.

These institutions built by the Fuggers provided loans to some of the most influential entities in the world at the time.

They provided banking and credit services to the Hapsburg emperors, popes, European princes and nobility, and more. The main man of the dynasty was Jakob Fugger the Rich. At the time he was the wealthiest person in the world, according to the account of history we are told.

The Fugger financial institutions established sporadic ties with India and other regions that were less explored, including the New World as they called it. They basically went wherever they could and brokered loans to...


What will become of our Nation under this leadership? "IndyWatch Feed World"

European Union leaders were converging on Brussels Wednesday for what had been billed as a moment of truth Brexit summit, but which now holds little promise for a breakthrough.

British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to urge her counterparts to give ground on Britains departure from the bloc, while EU leaders hope she brings concrete proposals to break the deadlock.

EU Council President Donald Tusk has told May that creative thinking from Britain is required to avoid a hard border between EU member Ireland and the U.Ks Northern Ireland, the issue that has brought divorce talks to a standstill.

Britain leaves the EU on March 29, but a deal must be sealed soon .



Academic mobbing at McGill University: How one student's ideological vendetta ruined the career of a once respected professor "IndyWatch Feed World"

Editor's note: More than 200 pages of supporting documents have been gathered by Professor Ibrahim for use in a defamation lawsuit he is engaged in against a student and a colleague. These documents include both the Minority and Majority Reports issued by the Departmental Tenure Committee, student testimonials and affidavits, as well as a variety of departmental communications involving Professor Ibrahim's tenure. These materials are are not publicly available but have been reviewed by the editors and they are referenced and quoted throughout the article. On February 6, 2018, a faculty member of McGill University's Institute of Islamic Studies (IIS) emailed Robert Wisnovsky, the newly installed director of the institute, to report that he had overheard three women talking in an elevator about their desire to take down tenure-track faculty member and Islamic Law Specialist Ahmed Fekry Ibrahim. "I want him to get fired," one student wearing a hijab said. "He is the most Islamophobic...


China & Japan dump US Treasuries "IndyWatch Feed World"

China and Japan the two main holders of the US Treasury securities have trimmed their ownership of notes and bonds in August, according to the latest figures from the US Treasury Department, released on Tuesday.

Chinas holdings of US sovereign debt dropped to $1.165 trillion in August, from $1.171 trillion in July, marking the third consecutive month of declines as the worlds second-largest economy bolsters its national currency amid trade tensions with the US. China remains the biggest foreign holder of US Treasuries, followed by long-time US ally Japan.

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Tokyo cut its holdings of US securities to $1.029 trillion in August, the lowest since October 2011. In July, Japans holdings were at $1.035 trillion. According to the latest figures from the countrys Ministry of Finance, Japanese investors opted to buy British debt in August, selling US and German bonds. Japan reportedly liquidated a net $5.6 billion worth of debt.

Liquidating US Treasuries, one of the worlds most actively-traded financial assets, has recently become a trend among major holders. Russia dumped 84 percent of its holdings this year, with its remaining holdings as of June totaling just $14.9 billion. With relations between Moscow and Washington at their lowest point in decades, the Central Bank of Russia explained the decision was based on financial, economic and geopolitical risks.

Turkey and India have followed suit. Like Russia, Turkey has dropped out of the top-30 list of holders of American debt following a conflict with Washington over the attempted military coup in the country two years ago. While India remains among the top-30, the country has cut its US Treasury holdings for the fifth consecutive month, from $157 billion in March to $140 billion in August.

Earlier this week, Goldman Sachs said that U...


Crimea college shooting has echoes of Columbine massacre: 'Bodies lying everywhere' "IndyWatch Feed World"

It started like any normal day on campus at the polytechnic college in the Crimean city of Kerch - but it quickly turned into a horror story, drawing somber comparisons to the fateful 1999 Columbine Massacre in Colorado. Before the day would end, at least 19 lives would be taken and dozens of students would suffer injury at the hands of a gun-wielding man. As the drama unfolded, conflicting information was making its way online. In the initial confusion, reports suggested there had been a gas explosion inside the building - but it soon became clear that something much more horrifying was playing out.


Robert Reich: Trump Is Americas Most Dangerous Export "IndyWatch Feed World"

Donald Trump is not only undermining democracy here at home, but hes also emboldening dangerous authoritarian movements around the world. Trumps presidency has become Americas most dangerous export.

FIRST: Trump has provided cover for authoritarian leaders around the world who are actively attacking the media and suppressing the truth to entrench their power.

He congratulated Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbn on his electoral victory, despite Orbans efforts to undermine democracy and stifle freedom of the press.

On Twitter, Trump vowed to join with Polish President Andrzej Duda to fight the fake news. Duda has placed media outlets under strict government control.

Trump welcomed to the White House the Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who has locked up tens of thousands of his political opponents and decimated the human-rights community there.

Trump reached out to Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte, who has invoked Hitlers mass extermination of Jews as a model for how he would like to dispose of drug dealers and addicts.

He has courted Saudi Arabias Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has imprisoned critics and human-rights activists, caused thousands of civilian deaths in Yemen, and evidence increasingly suggests is responsible for the gruesome death of Washington Post journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi.

And, of course, Trump infamously made excuses for Vladimir Putin when asked about the murder of Russian journalists.

SECOND: Trumps anti-immigrant policies and rhetoric have lent legitimacy to racist and xenophobic political parties across Europe.

His success playing on racial fears and stoking nationalist sentiment has been a model for their efforts.

Look at Italys new deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, who campaigned on mass deportations and has evoked the language of Benito Mussolini.

And Austrias far-right Freedom Party has demanded tighter border security, expedited deportations and financial sanctions on immigrants.

Close behind them, although not yet in power, are Frances Marine Le Pen and Britains Nigel Farage, who Trump has complimented on Twitter.

THIRD:  Trump has undermined the international institutions committed to protecting human rights and defending democracy.

Unlike former U.S. presidents, Trump doesnt publicly mention human rights.

In a break with decades of U.S. foreign policy, Trump has attacked NATO, weakening the alliance as Putin threatens to undermine democracies in Western Europe.

He has also called the European Union a foe, playing into nationalist movements.

As in the 1930s, ec...


Bush, Obama Hid Osama Bin Laden In Iran After 9/11! "IndyWatch Feed World"


The deep state did the 9/11 black op attack on America while they hid Osama Bin Laden the patsy in Iran. 

This is the biggest story since Daddy Bush and friends killed JFK!   We have a completely criminal government and Trump knows about all of this now!  

High ranking officials in the Bush and Obama administrations knew exactly where Osama Bin Laden was in Iran for many years!  

Mike Moore has the top secret documents that prove it!   His book on all this is being released right now!   The State Department opened up a Tip Line for the location of Osama Bin Laden and anybody who correctly said he was in Iran they would start illegally spying on them!   Leon Panetta was getting daily briefings on anybody who knew Osama Bin Laden was in Iran.

Thats why Moore got his door kicked down by the FBI in 2008!  He knew too much about this!  There was actually a group of military guys who knew where Osama Bin Laden was staying in Iran and were going to get him!   The US Government grabbed them and told them if they even thought about going after him in Iran, they would all be arrested!  The US brokered the protection of Osama Bin Laden in Iran through the Saudis!   Mike Moore has one of the guys in the room as a witness to the dirty deal!

Michael D. Moore is the patriot behind the True Pundit website who breaks massive truth out there in patriot land.  Moore  also known as Thomas Paine put out shocking bombshells about Osama Bin Laden in his interview with Ann Vandersteel of Your Voice America!  Ann was totally shocked at what she heard!  Her mouth dropped to the floor!  Basically, the Bush and Obama administration hid Osama Bin Laden in Iran while our soldiers were being killed looking for him in Afghanistan!

The whole thing was a giant hoax on the world!   Our criminal swamp government lied to the world!  They did a deal with Osama Bin Laden where Al Qaeda would not attack America and Osama Bin Laden would be protected and allowed to hide and operate in Iran!  Then traitor Barack Obama sent Iran billions of dollars in cash for the Iran Deal to make sure Iran kept the secret and the treason of G.W. Bush and Barack Obama would never be discovered!   Those days are now over!  This must be exposed by every patriot!




Chequers Brexit plan is not dead, says Theresa May "IndyWatch Feed World"

Just hours before addressing her European Union counterparts in Brussels, Prime Minister Theresa May told parliament today that her Chequers plan for Brexit is not dead.

The proposal, named after her country residence where it was thrashed out with ministers in July, has been rejected by the European Union and by many within her own party.

Asked by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn if the fact that she had not mentioned the plan by name in a speech to her Conservative Partys annual conference earlier this month meant it was dead, May gave a short reply: The answer is no.

She also said that all member states must prepare for all outcomes, adding: That includes the possibility that Britain leaves the European Union without a deal.




Britain is starting to look like a clown at some sort of circus "IndyWatch Feed World"

EU council president mocks Theresa May on Instagram with cake gag after Salzburg humiliation

The president of the European Council has rubbed salt into the wounds of Theresa MayBrexit humiliation in Salzburg by mocking her negotiating strategy on Instagram.

During the summit Donald Tusk ushered the Prime Minister over to a strategically positioned tray of cakes and offered her a morsel to eat.

It was only after the closing of proceedings that it became clear that the former Polish prime minister had something else in mind than Ms Mays appetite.

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He posted a picture on Instagram of the prime minister and himself at the cake stand with the caption: A piece of cake, perhaps? Sorry, no cherries.

The rinsing is a reference to a running joke in Brussels that Britain wants to have its cake and eat it in talks. The UK has also been accused of cherrypicking because it wants to stay in the parts of the single market it likes but not the parts it doesnt like.

The EU insists that its single market can only be taken as a package; at a press conference concluding the summit on Thursday Mr Tusk said all 27 EU leaders agreed that Ms Mays Chequers plan could not work, not least because it cherry-picked the single market.

The cake gag originated after Boris Johnson proclaimed that Britain could have its cake and eat it comments which were seized upon by EU leaders and officials.



The Inner Dimensions of Socialist Revolution "IndyWatch Feed World"

The social revolution has to precede the political revolution. Personal self-realization has to precede the social revolution.

Achieving social change in America through political change legislatively as, for example, with the Civil Rights legislation of 1964 to 1968, is too slow a process today for overturning American capitalism to American socialism in time to effectively respond to climate change and global environmental degradation, by shifting American civilian energy production from fossil and nuclear fuels to solar, wind and geothermal sources, and ocean-wave-and-tidal and river hydroelectric sources, accompanied by a wide spectrum of energy conservation strategies and materials recycling and reprocessing methods, instead of indiscriminate and polluting waste disposal.

In fact, the political path to social change may be completely plugged shut today, with the fanatical obstructionism by capital interests who collectively own Americas two major political parties, and whose various outmoded environmentally catastrophic schemes of wealth generation are fossilized in place within an overarching 19th century paradigm of CO2-producing industrialization and labor exploitation, directed by frantic casino-style banking and financial speculation.

So, the timely development of a popular, scientific and effective national response to counteract the global geophysical crisis we call climate change must occur outside the arcane political machinery of our money-corrupted representative democracy. Basically, the people would have to independently develop a sense of national solidarity, overcoming all regionalisms and bigotries, and independently get organized to shift the ways they live and the ways they earn their keep, from a reliance on black versus green energy, and from a reliance on adversarial-capitalist economics versus cooperative-socialist economics. Given such a social revolution, it would then be possible to mount a massive campaign to counter climate change.

But, is such a social revolution possible? Can a majority of the national population actually free itself from the many shackles, control methods and seductions of corporate capitalism, by willfully bonding into one massive mutually tolerant and mutually helping cooperative, independent of the existing government: into a self-directed revolutionary socialism? This would require an incredible unanimity of vision and an amazing degree of commitment and discipline among hundreds of millions of people, to independently coalesce into a self-sustaining socialized mass able to overcome the opposition of the intransigent corporate capitalist establishment.

Any clear-thinking person will see that the idea of a spontaneous eruption of popular revolutionary socialism that independently counteracts climate change is impossible, and by chained logic such a clear-th...


US soldiers pummel Polish locals, investigation underway "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US Army confirmed that some of its soldiers stationed in Poland are being investigated for an altercation, in which they reportedly assaulted a local dentist and his two sons in front of other family members. The incident happened two weeks ago on Friday night in the western Polish town of Skwierzyna, one of several hosting US troops. A dramatic first report by Polish tabloid Super Express said three Americans got into a fight after trying to force their way into an apartment building. The Polish doctor, who lives on the ground floor of the building, came out with his sons to calm down the disturbance. Apparently the US soldiers were far better brawlers, since the three "dark-skinned two-meter high attackers", as the Polish newspaper described them, beat up the three locals. The altercation was witnessed from the window by the doctor's wife and the pregnant fiance of one of the sons, the report said. The soldiers then retreated to their barracks while locals called the police...


Pound falls after disappointing inflation data "IndyWatch Feed World"

The pound has slipped as low as $1.3113 today following weaker than expected inflation data.

According to the Office for National Statistics, UK inflation fell back in September to 2.4 per cent. In August Consumer Price Inflation was running at 2.7 per cent.

The biggest contributors to falling inflation came from food and drinks (non-alcoholic), transport, recreation, culture, and clothing.

Commenting on todays results, ONS statistician Mike Hardie said:

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Hundreds of Syrian White Helmets leave for the West "IndyWatch Feed World"

Nearly 300 members of the US-backed White Helmets aid group, which stands accused of working with Takfiri terrorists and launching false-flag gas attacks in Syria, have now left for resettlement in Western countries.

The Jordanian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that about 300 Syrian White Helmet workers fled Syria for Jordan three months ago.

In July, the White Helmets, fleeing advancing Syrian government troops, slipped over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights frontier and into Jordan with the help of Israeli soldiers and Western powers.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the time he had helped the evacuation at the request of US President Donald Trump and other Western leaders.

Jordan had accepted them after getting guarantees that their stay would be temporary and they would be given asylum in Canada, Germany and Britain.

The White Helmets have operated in militant-held areas in recent years.

The Russian Defense Ministry said on October 10 that chlorine canisters had fallen in the hands of Daesh Takfiri terrorists after they attacked the headquarters of the White Helmets and al-Nusra Front militants in northern Syria.


Damascus says the so-called volunteer group staged the suspected chemical attack in the town of Douma in Syrias Eastern Ghouta on April 7. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has also described the White Helmets as a branch of the al-Qaeda and al-Nusra militant groups and a PR stunt by the United States, Britain and France.

Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says the Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies are aid...


Canada Shuttering Numerous Small Businesses In Favor Of State Enterprise Under "Cannabis Legalization" Pretext "IndyWatch Feed World"

In a move widely touted as "Marijuana Legalization", the criminal organization calling itself "The Canadian Government" is shuttering a substantial number of brick and mortar small businesses instead intending to capture the retail market themselves (archived). Unlike Uruguay whose government subsidizes the distribution of four types of standardized marijuana in the name of public health, the Candian government is instead selling anything and everything cannabis that they can get their hands on in an attempt to become a Walmart or Amazon. They appear to have no intention of letting the dispensaries which long served medical patients cutting into their margins now that the Canadian Government is moving from the activity of governing to the business of retailing.

There is much irony in the numerous Canadian potheads celebrating government weed while failing to mourn the fallen dispensaries which played a substantial role in "legalizing" their pot.

While in Canada's marginal neighbor to the south, the USG.DEA and USG.CIA have managed to play a substantial and profitable wholesaling and importation role in the drug market for decades, those agencies had sufficient shame to try concealing their intervention and supression of private enterprise in favor of promoting their own revenue generation efforts. Canada lacks even that capacity for shame.


5 Myths Youve Been Taught About Forgiveness "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Aletheia Luna via Loner Wolf

I grew up believing that showing forgiveness was the ultimate sign of sainthood. Forgiveness for a long time to me was the crme de la crme of piety; the absolute epitome of everything that defines a holy person.

For most of my life, Ive believed that forgiveness is about forgetting, its about wiping the slate clean and starting over again, its about miraculously blotting out any deed that has ever harmed us from memory.

Once upon a time, I understood forgiveness as being selfless; a quality that belonged to only the most enlightened people (a.k.a. Jesus), largely due to my heavily religious upbringing.

But I was wrong.

Forgiveness doesnt equal sainthood, and it sure as hell doesnt make you a godly person.

Heres why.

Overcoming the Good Person Complex

Everyone wants to be a good person and this vague life aspiration is almost always accompanied by the desire to be a forgiving person. Forgiving, to us, has become a prerequisite to becoming worthy and valuable human beings.

After all, only bad people refuse to forgive others, right? And we dont want to be bad people. No

Putting aside this 5-year-old logic was difficult for me to do growing up. As the first born child of my family, I was always trying to be the good and responsible person who obeyed what was right both in the eyes of my religious parents and God. Inevitably, a large part of being a good person was about forgiveness; was trying to forget the manip...


UN Intervenes: Ecuador Restores Julian Assanges Internet, Phone And Visitation Privileges "IndyWatch Feed World"

Ecuador has partially restored Julian Assanges communications in their London Embassy after UN officials met with Ecuadors president, Lenin Moreno on Friday, reports the Belfast Telegraph.

Assange, who has lived in the embassy for over six years, had his phone and internet access taken away in March over political statements he made in violation of a written commitment made to the government at the end of 2017 not to issue messages that might interfere with other states. His visitor access was also limited to members of his legal team.

Ecuador has told WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange that it will remove the isolation regime imposed on him following meetings between two senior UN officials and Ecuadors President Lenin Moreno on Friday, WikiLeaks said in a statement.

Kristinn Hrafnsson, WikiLeaks editor-in-chief, added: It is positive that through UN intervention Ecuador has partly ended the isolation of Mr Assange although it is of grave concern that his freedom to express his opinions is still limited.

The UN has already declared Mr Assange a victim of arbitrary detention. This unacceptable situation must end.

The UK government must abide by the UNs ruling and guarantee that he can leave the Ecuadorian embassy without the threat of extradition to the United States. Belfast Telegraph

Assange, having been granted political asylum by Ecuador, will not leave the embassy out of the belief that he will be arrested by UK authorities and extradited to the United States, where a Clinton-friendly DOJ awaits the arrival of the man Hillary once joked about murdering via drone strike.

WikiLeaks statement said that the meetings which resulted in the partial restoration of Assanges communications were held between President Moreno, the UN high commission for refugees, Filippo Grandi and UN special...


US based mercenary boasts of running targeted assassination program in Yemen as part of Saudi coalition "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Hungarian-Israeli security contractor based in the US, Abraham Golan, has claimed he ran a targeted assassination program in Yemen as part of the Saudi-led coalition currently waging a proxy war against Iran-backed Houthis. The US is supplying weapons, intelligence, and other support to the coalition, but Golan's account, as told to BuzzFeed, reads like something out of a spy thriller. Golan claims the United Arab Emirates (UAE), part of the coalition, hired his mercenary company, Spear Operations Group, to kill specific enemies, including Anssaf Ali Mayo, leader of the Yemeni political party Al-Islah, which the UAE considers a terrorist group. The Mayo assassination was ultimately unsuccessful - Mayo disappeared from Yemeni politics for a while, and the Spear crew even thought he was dead, but he is currently serving in the Yemeni government, alive and well. The botched assassination of December 29, 2015 is seen by observers from both sides as the opening salvo in a "targeted...


Read the Full Transcript of Trumps Wild Interview With AP "IndyWatch Feed World"

A transcript of an Oval Office interview Tuesday with President Donald Trump by AP White House reporters Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire. OFF THE RECORD indicates where portions of the interview occurred that were not for publication.


President Donald Trump: How is the business of the news? Were keeping you busy?

AP: Yes, sir, you are.

AP: Thank you for doing this.

Trump: What are you going to do in 6 years with a normal boring person here?

AP: It has certainly been a busy two years.

Trump: Its going to be different, going to be different.

AP: Were hoping to cover a lot of topics today, but before we get started on some other things, we want to talk news of the day first. Obviously, the Saudis and the missing writer. AP is reporting that police searching the consulate found evidence that Jamal Khashoggi was killed there. What did the crown prince tell you today, exactly, and what is your intelligence telling you?

Trump: Well, I just put this out, I guess you saw it. I just have it here. I spoke to the crown prince, so you have that. He said he and his father knew nothing about it. And that was very important. And I spoke to him with Mike Pompeo there. And the crown prince. I spoke to the king yesterday, the crown prince today, wanting to know what was going on, what was happening, and he said very strongly that he and his father knew nothing about it but they are starting a major, theyve already started a major investigation to find out. And so the answers will be forthcoming.

AP: Did they raise this idea of rogue killers in any of those conversations?

Trump: Well, the concept of it, I guess. Yesterday, when I spoke with the father, not so much today, but when I spoke to the father, it just sounded to me like he felt like he did not do it. He did not know about it and it sounded like, you know, the concept of rogue killers. But I dont know. I think the investigation will lead to an answer. And theyre going to do a very thorough investigation. I believe theyre working with Turkey.

AP: But he didnt bring up that? That was something you came up with after the conversation?

Trump: Just the concept of it. No, that was just from my feeling of the conversation with the king, not with the crown prince but with the king.

AP: Do you believe, sir, do you believe the king and the crown prince? I mean do you find them do you find them sort of trustworthy here? And theres been a lot of talk, including from Sen. Graham, who I know is an ally of yours in many ways, that this is the moment that perhaps the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia should be re-evaluated, that things should be done differently...


The Real Truth Behind Kanye West and Donald Trump "IndyWatch Feed World"

In this video, we give you the latest breaking news on the real truth behind Kanye West and Donald Trump meeting at the White House today.

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Report: Elizabeth Warren's great-great-great grandfather was a member of the militia that ripped Cherokee from their homes, separating Native American families "IndyWatch Feed World"

If you thought digging into Brett Kavanaugh's high school yearbook revealed some bizarre history, look what internet sleuths have managed to dig up about Elizabeth Warren. Warren, who falsely claims to be Native American (Cherokee), recently publicized a DNA test she says vindicates her claim. The DNA test showed her to be 1/1024th a combination of Colombian, Mexican and Peruvian DNA. No Native American DNA comparisons were conducted whatsoever. Furthermore, her claimed percentage of "Native American" ancestry (0.098%) is about half the level of Native American ancestry found in the average white American (0.18%). Thus, Elizabeth Warren is no more "Indian" than any typical white woman in America. But it gets even worse. Now, it turns out the husband of Warren's so-called great-great-great grandmother was actually a militia member who rounded up Cherokee Indians, according to historical records, separating Cherokee from their families in one of the most brutal chapters of American...


Why is the CBC Lying About Venezuela? Anna Maria Tremonti Manufactures Dissent "IndyWatch Feed World"

Alison Bodine examines the biased coverage of Venezuela on Canada's public broadcaster CBC.


Smoke-filled cabin and mechanical issues force the emergency landing of Melania Trump's plane "IndyWatch Feed World"

First Lady Melania Trump's plane has been forced to return to base after smoke filled the cabin and a burning smell was reported 10 minutes after its departure from Joint Andrews Air Force Base. According to preliminary reports, the plane had just taken off from the air base when Secret Service agents leaped up and ran to the front of the cabin. Smoke began to fill the plane, and journalists on board reported a burning smell growing stronger. The entourage held wet towels over their faces until the plane touched down safely at the military base. Mrs. Trump was seen getting off the plane at Andrews, and appeared to be in fine health.


Venezuela Ditches Dollar as US Sanctions Hit Private Sector "IndyWatch Feed World"

International financial transactions using foreign currency were reportedly blocked, agroindustrial and pharmaceutical sectors said.


Nonviolent Afghans Bring a Breath of Fresh Air "IndyWatch Feed World"

Iqbal Khyber and Badshah Khan bring a breath of fresh air

Grade 12 Afghan student Jamila Omary asked, Do you have any plans to arm yourselves, because of the threats and dangers you have faced?

Iqbal Khyber answered, No. Though it is easy to buy weapons today, arming ourselves will worsen the war. Weapons will make us less secure.

What a breath of fresh air in the stench of war-as-usual!

Iqbal and his fellow Peoples Peace Movement (PPM) representative, Badshah Khan, had an unusual and delightfully different conversation with the young Afghan participants of the Youth on the Road to Peace Conference on the 26th of September 2018, organized by the Afghan Peace Volunteers (APVs) in Kabul.

Many governments and corporations have a thriving weapons business. I feel that this is dangerous because as they seek greater profits, they are threatening not just Afghanistan, but the whole world. We human beings may soon destroy ourselves, Iqbal Khyber had said to me afterwards.

We acquiesce to continued international arms sales because we are comfortable in our pet beliefs and fixed ideas about defeating terrorists through superior warfare. Just as we preserve our fossil-fuel habits despite our awareness of climate science, we ignore U.S. congressionally-mandated evidence that the war against terrorism has, in fact, increased terrorist attacks five-fold.

The majority of us are not the ones being killed, so we casually get used to wars festering in other places. But the smoke of war is catching up on all of us, making us sick at two minutes to midnight, as the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists have warned. Eventually the business of war can stifle and kill all of us, just as Iqbal fears.

It is remarkable that amidst wars unforgiving flames, Iqbal and Badshah wish to douse the inaccurate and unimaginative beliefs about the Afghan war.

They want fellow Afghans and the people of the world to consider nonviolence as a pragmatic solution, and they are walking their talk beautifully.

So that we can consciously open our shut ears, Iqbal, Badshah and five other ordinary Afghan folk initiated t...


Notorious Canadian MP and Defender of Israels Human Rights Abuses Ratchets up Campaign Against Venezuela in the Name of Human Rights "IndyWatch Feed World"

Requesting the International Criminal Court to investigate Venezuelas government is a significant escalation in Ottawas campaign of interference in the domestic affairs of another country.

Supported by five like-minded South American nations, its the first time a member state has been brought before the ICCs chief prosecutor by other members.

In Canada the campaign to have the ICC investigate the Nicols Maduro government began in May. I would like to see the states from the G7 agreeing to refer the matter of crimes against humanity to the International Criminal Court for a prospective investigation and prosecution, said Irwin Cotler at an Ottawa press conference to release a report on purported Venezuelan human rights violations. The former Liberal justice minister added, this is the arch-typical example of why a reference is needed, as to why the ICC was created.

Cotler was one of three international experts responsible for a 400-page Canadian-backed Organization of American States (OAS) report on rights violations in Venezuela. The panel recommended OAS secretary general Luis Almagro submit the report to the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC and that other states refer Venezuela to the ICC. In a Real News Network interview, Max Blumenthal described the hyperbolic and propagandistic nature of the press conference where the report was released at the OAS in Washington. Cotler said Venezuelas government itself was responsible for the worst ever humanitarian crisis in the region.

Worse than the extermination of the Tano and Arawak by the Spanish? Or the enslavement of five million Africans in Brazil? Or the 200,000 Mayans killed in Guatemala? Or the thousands of state-murdered subversives in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Peru, etc.? Worse than the tens of thousands killed in Colombia, Honduras and Mexico in recent years? Worse than the countless US (and Canadian) backed military coups in the region?

Or perhaps Almagro, who appointed Cotler and the two other panelists, approves of the use of military might to enforce the will of the rich and powerful. He stated last month: ...


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FBI raids offices of San Juan mayor Carmen Yelin Cruz, as part of corruption probe "IndyWatch Feed World"

Early Tuesday morning, the FBI raided government offices in San Juan, Puerto Rico, including offices under the direct control of of San Juan's mayor, Carmen Yelin Cruz, looking for evidence to substantiate allegations of "corruption" within San Juan's city government. Cruz, of course, is the outspoken San Juan mayor who appeared regularly on television during and after Hurricane Maria last year, blaming the Trump administration for failing to address the situation in Puerto Rico. Cruz even donned a "Nasty Woman" shirt in one interview. She's recently been making the rounds on late night television on the mainland, appearing on Stephen Colbert's show to discuss (and condemn) the Trump administration's hurricane response. But, as administration officials - including President Donald Trump - have pointed out, many of the problems rescuers faced were the result of local failures, including a lack of infrastructure, government favoritism, and rampant corruption. Cruz and others are...


Tornadoes Are Spinning Up Farther East in U.S. "IndyWatch Feed World"

WASHINGTON Over the past few decades, tornadoes have been shifting decreasing in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas but spinning up more in states along the Mississippi River and farther east, a new study shows. Scientists arent quite certain why.

Tornado activity is increasing most in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa and parts of Ohio and Michigan, according to a study in Wednesdays journal Climate and Atmospheric Science. There has been a slight decrease in the Great Plains, with the biggest drop in central and eastern Texas. Even with the decline, Texas still gets the most tornadoes of any state.

The shift could be deadly because the area with increasing tornado activity is bigger and home to more people, said study lead author Victor Gensini, a professor of atmospheric sciences at Northern Illinois University. Also more people live in vulnerable mobile homes and tornadoes are more likely to happen at night in those places, he said.

Even though Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma get many more tornadoes, the four deadliest states for tornadoes are Alabama, Missouri, Tennessee and Arkansas, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

More folks are generally at risk because of that eastward shift, Gensini said.

Because tornadoes sometimes go undercounted, especially in the past and in less populous areas, scientists dont like to study trends by using counts of tornadoes. Gensini and tornado scientist Harold Brooks of the National Severe Storms Lab looked at significant tornado parameters, a measurement of the key ingredients of tornado conditions. It looks at differences between wind speed and direction at different altitudes, how unstable the air is and humidity. The more of those three ingredients, the more likely tornadoes will form.

The increases in this measurement mirrored slightly smaller increases found in number of twisters.

The study looked at changes since 1979. Everywhere east of the Mississippi, except the west coast of Florida, is seeing some increase in tornado activity. The biggest increase occurred in states bordering the Mississippi River.

Overall there is a slight increase in tornado activity, but its not too much and not nearly like whats happening in the east, Gensini said.

Why is this happening?

We dont know, Gensini said. This is super consistent with climate change.

As the Great Plains dry out, theres less moisture to have the type of storms that spawn tornadoes, Gensini said. Tornadoes form along the dry line where there are more t...


30 Dyson hair dryers will literally blow you away to prove you need a good coat "IndyWatch Feed World"

A simulated wind tunnel? Why not?

Dyson is known for products that move air from one place to another: vacuum cleaners, fans, dryers for your hands and hair. So why not enlist Dyson to simulate wind? Thats exactly the idea behind a SoHo pop-up by four-year-old outerwear startup The Arrivals, which creates jackets and coats designed to be fashion-forward but also stand up to the elements.

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WikiLeaks Releases A Detailed List Of All Amazon Web Services Data Centers Ahead Of DoD Decision "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Aaron Kesel WikiLeaks has published an alleged highly confidential document outlining the addresses and operational details of Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centers called...


Phillip Cross: The Mystery Wikipedia Editor Targeting Anti-War Sites "IndyWatch Feed World"

In June, the BBC reported that someone operating under the name Philip Cross had been extraordinarily active in editing Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit:

Philip Cross has made hundreds of thousands of edits to Wikipedia pages. But in the process hes angered anti-war activists and critics of British and Western foreign policy, who claim hes been biased against them.

Political analyst and former UK British ambassador Craig Murray described the scale of Crosss activities:

Philip Cross has not had one single day off from editing Wikipedia in almost five years. He has edited every single day from 29 August 2013 to 14 May 2018. Including five Christmas Days. Thats 1,721 consecutive days of editing. 133,612 edits to Wikipedia have been made in the name of Philip Cross over 14 years. Thats over 30 edits per day, seven days a week. And I do not use that figuratively: Wikipedia edits are timed, and if you plot them, the timecard for Philip Crosss Wikipedia activity is astonishing if it is one individual.

So who is Philip Cross? The BBC commented:

BBC Trending has been able to establish that he lives in England, and that Philip Cross is not the name he normally goes by outside of Wikipedia.

The excellent Five Filters website looked deeply into these issues and noted of the person writing as Cross:

After George Galloway, Media Lens is his second most edited article on the site. Cross is responsible for almost 80% of all content on the Media Lens entry.

This is deeply flattering for a two-man organization run on donations facing some pretty heavyweight competition:

Cross calls his Wikipedia targets goons. The list includes anti-war politician George Galloway, former MP Matthew Gordon-Banks, historian, human rights activist and former UK ambassador Craig Murray, investigative journalist Dr Nafeez Ahmed, Edinburgh University professor Tim Hayward, Sheffield University professor Piers Robinson, and media analysis group Media Lens.


Amateur scientists narrowly escape being lava bombed by erupting Indonesian volcano "IndyWatch Feed World"

A team of amateur volcanologists almost fell foul of Krakatoa's wrath, with huge lava bombs crashing into the ocean just meters from their boat. The incredible scene was captured on video by one brave New Zealander. Self-styled 'danger man' Geoff Mackley, the subject of a Discovery Channel documentary of the same name, captured the incredible footage on a recent trip to the volcanic islands on Monday.


Moscow Patriarchate: Orthodox Christianity bordering on another 'Great Schism,' but crisis can still be healed "IndyWatch Feed World"

The current situation within Orthodox Christianity resembles the Great Schism that divided Catholics and Orthodox Christians, a spokesman of the Moscow Patriarchate's Holy Synod said, noting that the rift can still be healed. "The situation is very much closer to the 11th century" than it is to any period of minor disagreements between the Orthodox Churches, Dr. Vladimir Legoida, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church Holy Synod's department for relations between the church, society and the media, told RT, referring to the times of the Great Schism of 1054, which marked the break of communion between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Churches. "Still, we hope that it will not come to a [real schism] and the situation will change," he added, commenting on the full break of relations between the Moscow and Constantinople Patriarchates, after the latter decided to grant official independence and clerical authority to a breakaway division of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which had...


Trump endorsements follow in the wake of candidates spending money at his properties "IndyWatch Feed World"

Last month, Trump signaled his support for Rep. Kevin McCarthys candidacy for Speaker of the House at a fundraiser at the Trump International Hotel in D.C., where McCarthys PAC spent $154,000 to host the reception and dinner for 300 guests.

On a rainy night in late September, when President Donald Trump reportedly signaled his support for Rep. Kevin McCarthys (R-Calif.) candidacy for Speaker of the House, he chose the perfect setting for the favora private fundraiser for McCarthy and Vice President Mike Pences joint fundraising committee at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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Trump moves to exit 144-year-old postal pact over cheap China mail "IndyWatch Feed World"

President Trump says cheap mail-order electronics are being unfairly subsidized by low postal rates from China to the United States.

The Trump administration is moving to pull out of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), a 144-year-old international treaty organization that sets rates for sending mail between different countries.

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Spain Pushes Dialogue Instead of Sanctions Against Venezuela "IndyWatch Feed World"

The policy represents a radical change from the sanctions wanted by previous Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, imposed by Brussels last January, and reinforced last June.


Writing Wednesdays: write to a deadline by any means necessary "IndyWatch Feed World"

Scholarly work is often written to deadlinethe contribution to an edited volume, the essay for a journals special issue, and the book review are all going to be fit into someone elses bigger schedule. Living withthriving ondeadlines makes professionals professional.

William Germano

It is true that writing scholarship is different. Working with data, archives, and formal models are time intensive processes, even for the best of us. Doing those well necessarily slows down the writing process.

Or does it? As Steven Pressfield as described it, writing is war against ones self. According to him, writers block, even the most justified Im working on my data analysis kind is nothing more than procrastination. Overcoming procrastination is as simple as building a habit to write regularly, perhaps even daily. Yes, simple does not mean easy.

That is why Germanos comment about writing to deadline struck a chord with me, and I hope it does with many PhD Candidates closing in on the finish line. These last two months have been exciting as I learn the ropes of life after graduate school. In addition to syllabus prep, working with students, and getting to know my new intellectual home, my primary project is converting my dissertation into a book. It was there that Germano encourages readers to build a habit of regular, repeated writing. Given all these obligations, one might wonder why anyone would take up a guest blogging position. The truth is that it forces me to write to deadline.


FLASHBACK: Studying the air polluted brain "IndyWatch Feed World"

Evidence builds that dirty air causes Alzheimer's, dementia In a barbed wire-enclosed parking lot 100 meters downwind of the Route 110 freeway, an aluminum hose sticks out of a white trailer, its nozzle aimed at an overpass. Every minute, the hose sucks up hundreds of liters of air mixed with exhaust from the roughly 300,000 cars and diesel-burning freight trucks that rumble by each day. Crouched inside the trailer, a young chemical engineer named Arian Saffari lifts the lid off a sooty cylinder attached to the hose, part of a sophisticated filtration system that captures and sorts pollutants by size. Inside is a scientific payload: particles of sulfate, nitrate, ammonium, black carbon, and heavy metal at least 200 times smaller than the width of a human hair.


Artificial Sweeteners are Toxic to Gut Bacteria, Study Reveals "IndyWatch Feed World"

October 18th, 2018 By Dr. Joseph Mercola Contributing writer for Wake Up World Research shows the artificial sweeteners approved as safe by the US Food & Drug Administration damage vascular function and the DNA of our gut bacteria, and cause cellular changes associated with diabetes and obesity. Recent research into the health effects of artificial sweeteners deliver []


The final 54 minutes of communication from MH370 "IndyWatch Feed World"

As the Malaysian government confirms that the MH370 crash was an accident, we republish the cockpit communication aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, from its taxi on the runway to its final message at 1.19am of all right, good night.

The last 54 minutes of cockpit communication aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 published exclusively by The Telegraph reveals conversations between the co-pilot and the control tower, and other air traffic controllers, from the time the Boeing 777 was taxiing to its last known position thousands of feet above the South China Sea.

It includes exchanges from a point at which investigators believe the plane had already been sabotaged, as well as the last words of Fariq Abdul Hamid, 27, the co-pilot: All right, good night.

The Boeing 777 aircraft disappeared on March 8 last year, carrying 239 passengers and crew shortly after taking off from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, bound for Beijing.

Analysts said the sequence of messages appeared perfectly routine. However two features, they said, stood out as potentially odd.

The first was a message from the cockpit at 1.07am, saying the plane was flying at 35,000ft. This was unnecessary as it repeated a message delivered six minutes earlier.


Help Arbys get over its identity crisis by trying the duck "IndyWatch Feed World"

Together, we can quack this case.

Arbys is quacking up. First, after over 50 years of serving up roast beef, the fast food chain decided that roast beef wasnt cool anymore and that it would instead be a sandwich shop. Now, its decided that regular old turkey sandwiches arent enough and it needs new poultry options. Namely: duck.

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CDC warns rare polio-like spinal disease spreading across 22 US states "IndyWatch Feed World"

US health officials have issued a warning about a rare condition which attacks the nervous system and spinal cord after 62 new cases of the little-known disease were confirmed across 22 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) took steps to warn about the symptoms of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) after doctors recorded a jump in cases this year. In 2018, the federal health watchdog confirmed 62 instances of the disease - which causes limb weakness and can paralyse sufferers. The illness has been compared to the polio and West Nile viruses. The number is nearly double the amount observed in 2017, when 33 AFM cases were found in the US. In the CDC's health warning the organisation said at least 65 other patients are being assessed after they displayed symptoms of the malady. The rare AFM condition mostly presents in children but so far a cause or consistent patient pathogen has alluded doctors.


Groveling Before Murderous Kingdom, Trump Complains Saudis Deemed Guilty Until Proven Innocent Like Kavanaugh "IndyWatch Feed World"

As a new flurry of evidence from the Turkish government established direct ties between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and those who allegedly carried out the gruesome murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, U.S. President Donald Trump continued groveling at the feet of the murderous kingdom Tuesday night by claiming that the Saudis have been deemed guilty until proven innocent just like newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was credibly accused of sexual assault.

I think we have to find out what happened first, Trump told the Associated Press in an interview just hours after Al Jazeera reported more shocking details of Khashoggis torture and assassination inside Saudi Arabias Turkish embassy. Here we go again with, you know, youre guilty until proven innocent. I dont like that. We just went through that with Justice Kavanaugh and he was innocent all the way as far as Im concerned.

Completely ignoring the rapidly growing body of evidence implicating the Saudis in Khashoggis murder, Trump went on to say that King Salaman just sounded to me like he felt like he did not do it.

I spoke to the crown prince, so you have that. He said he and his father knew nothing about it. And that was very important, Trump continued. And I spoke to him with [Secretary of State] Mike Pompeo there. And the crown prince. I spoke to the king yesterday, the crown prince, today wanting to know what was going on, what was happening, and he said very strongly that he and his father knew nothing about it.

Responding to Trumps invocation of the Kavanaugh defense on behalf of the Saudi regimewhich came shortly after the president dutifully echoed the kingdoms denials on TwitterJeet Heer of the New Republic quipped that Trump is right in thinking that Brett Kavanaugh and Mohammed bin Salman are likely equally innocent.


How Detained US Student Lara Alqasem Became a Cause Celebrea for Jewish Liberals "IndyWatch Feed World"

An American student of Palestinian descent detained in Israels airport for nearly a fortnight has become an unexpected cause celebre. Lara Alqasem was refused entry under legislation passed last year against boycott activists, and Israeli courts are now deciding whether allowing her to study human rights at an Israeli university threatens public order.

Usually, those held at the border are swiftly deported, but Ms. Alqasem appealed against the decision, becoming in the process an improbable prisoner of conscience for the boycott cause.

The Israeli government, led by strategic affairs minister Gilad Erdan, claims that the 22-year-old is a leader of the growing international boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement. Activists like Ms. Alqasem, he argues, demonize Israel.

Two lower courts have already ruled against the student. Israels supreme court has postponed her deportation until Wednesday while it reconsiders the evidence. But refusing to go quietly, Ms. Alqasem is attracting increasing international attention to her plight.

So far Israeli officials have shown only that Ms. Alqasem once belonged to a small Palestinian solidarity group at a Florida university that backed boycotting a hummus company over its donations to the Israeli army.

Under pressure, Ms. Alqasem has disavowed a boycott of Israel, citing as proof her decision to enroll in a masters programme in Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Given the blanket hostility in Israel to the boycott movement, Ms. Alqasem has found a surprisingly wide array of allies in her legal struggle.

Members of the small Zionist-left Meretz party visited her and demanded she be allowed to attend the course, which began on Sunday.

Ami Ayalon, a retired head of the Shin Bet, the secret police that oversees security checks at Israels borders, warned that the agency was now a problem for democracy in repeatedly denying foreigners entry.

Vice-chancellors of eight Israeli universities sent a letter of protest to the government and 500 academics at Hebrew University submitted a petition decrying Ms. Alqasems incarceration.

The solidarity has been unprecedented and perplexing.

Israeli officials control entry not only to Israel but also to the occupied Palestinian territories. For decades, foreigners with Arab-sounding names like Ms. Alqasem have been routinely harassed or turned back at the borders, with barely a peep from most on the Israeli left.

And over the same period, Israel has stripped many thousands of Palestinians from the occupied territories of the right to return to their homeland after living abroad. These abuses, too, have rarely troubled consciences in Israel.

So what makes M...


DARPA Wants Drone Swarms To Master Urban Operations "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Technocracy News & Trends This is DARPAs third major push to develop coordinated and autonomous drone swarms, up to 250 per swarm, to be...


Can this superfood company help stop extremism? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Kuli Kuli, which grows a plant called moringa and makes it into energy bars, just won a grant from the government to help give jobs to farmers in Africa.

Eight years ago, former Peace Corps volunteer Lisa Curtis had a plan to lift up villages within the West African country of Niger using an ingredient that she discovered while volunteering there. Its called moringa, a tall leafy plant thats rich in protein, vitamins A and C, and also calcium and iron.

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Wealthy Will Create Superhuman Race: Stephen Hawking Essays Reveal Dark Prediction "IndyWatch Feed World"

A collection of newly published essays written by Stephen Hawking before his death reveal the iconic physicist believed wealthy people could create a new race of superhumans by editing their childrens DNA. The collection of articles and essays, which has appeared in part in the Sunday Times, will be published in their entirety as a book []


Why Aasif Mandvi and Audible are preserving a pre-9/11 look at the immigrant experience "IndyWatch Feed World"

The famed Daily Show correspondent is mining his past for a timely antidote to Trump-era xenophobia.

When Aasif Mandvi first came on the New York acting scene over two decades ago, he wasnt exactly bowled over by the opportunities available to him. As a young brown actor in the mid-90s, there were really no roles for me, he tells Fast Company. Id go to auditionsand this would be for TV or even commercials, or whateverand I would often end up playing the stereotypical Indian, head-wobbling, accented caricatures.

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Why media people are furious over Facebooks bad video metrics "IndyWatch Feed World"

A lawsuit claims Facebook knowingly miscalculated video watch metrics. How many jobs were lost as a result?

In April, 2016 Mark Zuckerberg said the following: Were entering this new golden age of video . . . I wouldnt be surprised if you fast-forward five years and most of the content that people see on Facebook and are sharing on a day-to-day basis is video. A little over a month later, according to a lawsuit, the company would follow up on complaints that it knew about about issues with its video metrics since 2015. Months after that, Facebook finally, very quietly, admitted that it misreported key metrics.

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Move over, loversVirginia is for rockets, too! "IndyWatch Feed World"

Virginia will serve as Rocket Labs second dedicated launch complex.

In July, New Zealand space startup Rocket Labs announced it was looking for a U.S. location for its new launch site. (You gotta keep Blue Origin and SpaceX on their toes, after all.) The company has now made its selectionVirginia, home of Smithfield Ham.

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Crimea bloodbath: Terrorist attack on Kerch college involved masked gunmen shooting at people, witnesses tell RT - UPDATES "IndyWatch Feed World"

Two eyewitnesses in Kerch college have told RT there was intensive gunfire around the time a bomb explosion in a college, with multiple masked gunmen running around the building and killing students. "There was a blast, all the glasses shattered. And then armed people started running around, opening doors and shooting at everyone," a college teacher told the investigators, according to an RT source in the law enforcement. A student told RT he saw masked men armed with assault rifles running out from a toiler room just after the blast. "There were many of them, but I can't say how many. They shot at students and teachers, everyone in their way. I doubt they hit many, I saw one or two people. They were also tossing explosives," the student said.


Facial Recognition Scanning in Schools Has Arrived, Fueling Privacy Concerns "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Chloe Anagnos RealNetworks, a leader in digital media software known for introducing streaming technology about two decades ago, is in the news for offering free...


Russia's latest challenge: Ukraine & the Western-backed war on the Orthodox Church "IndyWatch Feed World"

At the beginning of next year the most serious challenge for all its thousand-year existence will be thrown at Russian civilisation. The future of the Russian world will depend on how we will react to it. Whatever one might say, the Russian world is a world built on an imperative of truth, justice, equality of all before God, and faith - our orthodox faith, the sources of which are in Kiev. To destroy the unity of the orthodox world is to destroy the future of the Russian world. A thousand years of our Russian civilisation. For one thousand years it was tried to conquer us, to break us, to force us to our knees, to divide and pit us against each other - and it didn't work. It didn't work because Orthodoxy is the foundation of our civilisation. According to the information that I receive from Kiev, the deputies of Filaret - the patriarch of the UOC (Ukrainian Orthodox Church) of the Kiev Patriarchate - holds active negotiations with militants from Right Sector over the capture of...


Five States Where Voters Can Change the Criminal Justice System "IndyWatch Feed World"

On Nov. 6, five states will vote on ballot initiatives that, if passed, will enable their citizens to attain greater accountability from police, prosecutors and other law enforcement officials. Proposals range from restoring voting rights to the formerly incarcerated, to abolishing slavery as a punishment for a crime, to reducing the punishments for drug possession. Many of these rules have roots in Jim Crow-era structural racism, and voters in these states will have a chance to change the way the criminal justice system works.

1. Louisiana
Louisiana is the only state in which a split jury with 10 members in agreement and two in disagreement can convict someone of murder. Amendment 2 would repeal this 1898 law and require juries to render a unanimous verdict to convict a defendant of a felony.

The New Orleans Advocate finds that the law negatively affects black people by allowing judges to silence dissenting jurors. It additionally reports that juries in Louisiana tend to be disproportionately whiteand black jurors are more than twice as likely as white jurors to disagree with a jurys majority opinion. On average, a split jurys decision sends a person to prison in Louisiana every five days, the Advocate reports.

This is something that is wholly unnecessary that was born of this fusion of racism and disenfranchisement, said Democratic state Sen. J.P. Morrell. Its a self-defeating, illogical position to have two jurors say, We dont think he did it, then prosecutors to say we met our reasonable doubt standard.

2. Washington

Washington states Initiative 940 seeks to reduce police violence and hold law enforcement accountable by changing the standards by which the state prosecutes fatal shootings by police. In Washington today, prosecutors must show a police officer acted with evil intent to convict, making it nearly impossible to prosecute law enforcement personnel for killing someone. The initiative suggests a good faith standard instead, allowing for greater legal scrutiny.

This initiative would require an independent investigation after a police officer kills or seriously injures a person. It also would require that police receive training in de-escalation, first aid and mental health. Finally, it would require that...


A staggering number of US troops are fat and tired, report says "IndyWatch Feed World"

A 2018 RAND report on health promotion and disease prevention has painted a grim picture of the military's physical fitness and sleep standards. The study, featuring roughly 18,000 randomly selected participants across each of the service branches, showed that almost 66 percent of service members are considered to be either overweight or obese, based on the military's use of body mass index as a measuring standard. While the number of overweight service members is a cause for concern, it correlates with the obesity epidemic plaguing the United States, where, as of 2015, one in three young adults are considered too fat to enlist, creating a difficult environment for recruiters to find suitable candidates for military service.


China May Have $5.8 Trillion in Hidden Debt With Titanic Risks "IndyWatch Feed World"

Via: Bloomberg: Chinas local governments may have accumulated 40 trillion yuan ($5.8 trillion) of off-balance sheet debt, or even more, suggesting further defaults are in store, according to S&P Global Ratings. The potential amount of debt is an iceberg with titanic credit risks, S&P credit analysts led by Gloria Lu wrote in a report Tuesday. []


Anna Von Reitz: Karen Hudes, The World Bank, and Your Gold Restoring Primacy of We the People as Creditors Against the Cabal "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Truth About Karen Hudes, The World Bank, and Your Gold

As the Federal Code Title 5 makes very clear the World Bank and IBRD were two of the three (Federal Reserve being the third) banking cartels that caused the bankruptcy of The United States of America, Inc. in 1933.

As is also clear, the American People were the Priority Creditors of the
bankrupt federal corporation (See House Joint Resolution 192 and the
Emergency Banking Act of 1934) and also clear that the banks were
Secondary Creditors.

When that bankruptcy was finally discharged and settled the World Bank
received the actual gold the physical assets confiscated from our ancestors
and which we are heir to as its part of the loot. Notice that the gold should have come back to the Priority Creditorsthe American people but one the Secondary Creditors, The World Bank, claimed it instead.

For seventy years that gold was used as the backing and basis for all the Federal Reserve Notes and loans. The Federal Reserve, of course, received all the interest and profit generated as its part of the loot. And we, the legitimate heirs, received nothing. Zip. Nada. Not even a thank you. This is because the Federal Reserve and its minions serving as corporate officers of the new federal governmental services corporation made sure that we were
misrepresented and that our political status was changed without our knowledge or consent to that of a mere inhabitant- a British Crown subject.

And what right would a British Crown subject have to inherit American gold?
Everything was going along according to plan..and then, the Americans finally
figured it out. It must have been a tough night in Brussels. The World Bank was caught red-handed in possession of the stolen goods, just like a Pawn Shop owner in the same position, so they turned to their trusted attorney, Karen Hudes, to get them out of this bind. Karen Hudes is a card-carrying member of the Bar Association. Hello? What do lawyers do best?

Phi Beta Iota:  Karen Hudes is a graduate of Yale Law School and she worked in the legal department of the World Bank for more than 20 years.  When she was fired for blowing the whistle on corruption inside the World Bank, she held the position of Senior Counsel.  See Karen Hudes online. On balance we find that Hudes has a useful deep view on one aspect of the problem but does not see the entire probl...


Market Talk- October 17, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

We opened the day with Asia playing catch-up. All core markets opened firmer, but then the decline returned and we questioned if markets would even close up! Shanghai was a classic example of that today having opened strong. However, with an hour of trading was down around 2%, but then a last time buying spree closed it up +0.6% lifting it from its 52 week low. The index continues to suffer on the uncertainty of US trade talks, but the market is off 22% YTD, so you have to question the bigger picture here. The Hang Seng painted a similar picture today, opening strong but closing weak. It too is down for the year (-15%) and sees the money leaving the market on any rally. The Nikkei breaks this mould closing this evening higher on the day and the year. Not much to be fair actually only just positive (+0.35%) but then the currency is off a similar amount on the year. SENSEX opened strong and remained heavy throughout the day. Closing down a little over 1% which brings the YTD return to just +2%. Given that the currency has declined YTD 15% it is no wonder international investors are taking money back home. The ASX and the Nikkei were best in class closing up 1.2%, but seeing their respective currencies both decline. This looks to be the start towards year end, especially as demand for year end Dollars accelerates.

Uncertainty, the lack of supportive data, BREXIT No Deal still on the cards, Italian budget debate and cash flow towards the States are all combining to send stocks and the currency lower. European Car Sales for September dropped a whopping 23% a surprise after the August gains. This following BMWs profit warning last month has had a negative effect on auto shares which are helping to weigh on the DAX. Both the DAX and CAC finished the day off -0.5%, but that even as the Euro trades at its days low (sub 1.1500). The FTSE MIB lost some of yesterdays gains, closing down 1.5% with the Spanish IBEX also falling a similar percentage. In late US news the announcement by Theresa May, UK Prime Minister, of a possible delay by extending the transition period will not be welcomed by markets. This is purely kicking the can down the road and invites suspicion and scepticism which markets do not like and...


US marines reveal plans for plasma 'crowd control' weapon that screams, burns, blinds and kills from 3,000 feet away "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US Marines are developing a new laser weapon that can transmit voice messages at long range, or be turned up to deafen, dazzle or even kill. The Scalable Compact Ultra-short Pulse Laser System (SCUPLS) will be mounted on a truck or tank. It will initially be used as a non-lethal weapon for crowd control, according to US Government documents. Using the different effect would allow operators to control crowds or enemies, first warning them before using the higher settings The aim of the project is to 'Develop a lightweight and energy efficient next-generation Ultra-Short Pulse Laser (USPL) system that can produce sustainable and controllable plasma at range capable of inducing a full spectrum of scalable non-lethal effects.' The weapon works using an igniter laser, that fires an intense short pulse powerful enough to create a ball of plasma. This can be created in mid-air, or on the surface of a target.


Worth a Look: The Day Amazon Murdered History and Banned Books with Capricious Abandon "IndyWatch Feed World"

Amazon Page

Phi Beta Iota: Amazon is indeed banning many books (as well as reviews and entire reviewer channels), not only on the Holocaust but on Sandy Hook and other US Government atrocities, but its more  complicated than that.  To make the point, note that this book is sold by Amazon.

By Germar Rudolf Amazon is the worlds biggest book retailer. It rakes in some 50% of all consumer spending on books in the U.S. and dominates several foreign markets as well. Pursuant to the 1998 declaration of Amazons founder Jeff Bezos to offer the good, the bad and the ugly, customers once could buy every book that was in print and was legal to sell.

That changed on March 6, 2017, when Amazon banned more than 100 books with dissenting viewpoints on the Holocaust, after having been pressured by Jewish lobby groups for years to do so.

While Amazon ignored those lobby groups in years gone by, things were different in early 2017. At that time, a series of anonymous bomb threats had been made against synagogues and Jewish community centers in the U.S. Although there is no link between iconoclastic historical research and anti-Semitic acts, Israels Yad Vashem Holocaust Center took these acts as a pretext in order to urge Amazon to take down history books they dont like.

The mass media were quick to join into this campaign, and Amazon promptly fell for it, wiping its sites clean of hundreds of books containing Holocaust research. A few weeks later, in a surprising turn of events, even the mass media revealed that those ominous bomb threats originated not from deranged neo-Nazis but from an Israeli-American Jew. Yet still, ever since this Yad-Vashem initiative, Amazon has insisted on deleting any history book from its stores that Jewish lobby groups disapprove of.

Here is the whole story.



Suspects identified in probe of Khashoggi's disappearance have 'ties to Saudi government' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Turkish authorities have identified five suspects in its investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, four of whom have ties to the Saudi Arabian government, US media reported. One of the suspects identified by Turkey is a companion of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and another is a forensic doctor with senior positions in the Saudi Interior Ministry and medical establishment, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. The other three suspects are connected by witness accounts and other records linked to the Saudi crown prince's security team, the report added.Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, a diplomat assigned to the Saudi Embassy in London in 2007, is among the suspects, the report said citing a British diplomatic roster. Mutreb traveled constantly with the Saudi crown prince and accompanied him this year on trips to Spain, France and the United States, the report added.


Russian Embassy: Bellingcat's connections to special services are 'apparent' "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Bellingcat group may be linked to special services, judging from the nature of information they publish and their non-transparent structure, the press secretary of the Russian Embassy in London said. "Bellingcat's connections with special services are apparent if one takes into account the circumstances surrounding this group," the press secretary said. He named several factors that serve as evidence to this: the group was established "several days before the MH17 crash," it publishes information that combines "features of intelligence data and high-quality fakes," its activities are directed against Russia.


Yoda: Water Desalination Breakthrough "IndyWatch Feed World"

Desalination Breakthrough: Saving the Sea from Salt

A chemist finds a way to cut supersalty discharge and CO2 as the Middle East relies ever more on seawater desalination

Read full article.

Phi Beta Iota: This is a game changer.  It ends the likelihood of war over water providing that China, India, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia, among others, get serious about water desalination.  The US must stop funding foreign dictators and foreign militaries and instead invest heavily in water desalination and organic farming.

See Especially:

Reference: WATERSoul of the Earth, Mirror of Our Collective Souls

Search: Aquifers of the World + Water RECAP

Eagle: Work at Risk from Water Top Ten Cities Threatened with Disaster + Future of Water Overview Links

Reference: US IC Global Water Security Study

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Trump slams Fed for being 'too independent,' says it's his biggest threat "IndyWatch Feed World"

Trump is making it clear he's "not happy" with the behavior of the Federal Reserve, which he blamed for last week's market crash. The Fed hiked short-term interest rates three times this year and plans to do so again before 2019. In an interview with Fox Business anchor Trish Regan, the president complained the Fed was behaving too independently and "raising rates too fast." Contrary to its name, the Fed is privately held and largely free of US government oversight. Last week, Trump blamed the Fed for the massive stock sell-off that caused the Dow to plummet 832 points in a single day - its largest single-day point drop since February and its fourth-worst point loss in history. He is on record urging the central bank to focus on "what's good for the country" instead of raising rates, which can hurt consumers because it increases the costs of borrowing.


Stanford study finds Net Neutrality repeal tainted by 'fraud & bots' "IndyWatch Feed World"

An investigation into widespread fake comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission during the debate over repealing net neutrality has subpoenaed 14 groups, as more evidence emerges that as many as half were fake. New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood sent subpoenas to telecom industry groups, conservative groups, and pro-net-neutrality groups alike in an effort to get to the bottom of the fake comments, which may have tipped the scales in favor of repeal. The FCC received a record 22 million comments before opting to roll back the provisions passed in 2015 that required internet service providers to handle all web traffic equally. Suspicions that the majority of the comments submitted were inauthentic - possibly the work of bots - received a boost last month when the FCC was forced to release their records on the comment process. A study by Stanford University researchers subsequently found that only 800,000 of the comments were unique, and, of those, 99.7...


The one chart that tells you everything you need to know about Netflix "IndyWatch Feed World"

A chart featuring the Instagram follower counts of Netflix stars says more about secrecy than popularity.

Netflix, as we all know ad nauseum, does not share its viewership data with anyone. Not with creators, not with partners, and certainly not with the investing public or pesky looky-loos like journalists. Its simply too valuable and must be locked away in the vault but for the precious few shamans who can view it.

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Berto Jongman: Why Trump Will Win Second Term (And Comment on Just How Stupid the Left Can Be) "IndyWatch Feed World"

Berto Jongman

Why Donald Trump Will Likely Win A Second Term As President

Benjamin Waddell

The U.S. political system is institutionally rigged in favor of conservative white voters who drastically diverge from the political values of most Americans.

Supporters of the Electoral College argue that the system insulates the executive branch from the whims of an uninformed public and balances power between sparsely populated rural states and densely populated urban states. As benign as this arrangement may seem, however, its steeped in the legacy of slavery, discrimination and racism.

The Electoral College was designed to buttress the power of white rural voters, and true to that purpose, it continues to suppress the power of minority voters today.

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What AI could learn from nature "IndyWatch Feed World"

Biological concepts offer a useful framework for thinking about some of the most complex computational problems of our time, writes Michigan State University professor Arend Hintze.

Artificial intelligence research has a lot to learn from nature. My work links biology with computation every day, but recently the rest of the world was reminded of the connection: The 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry went to Frances Arnold together with George Smith and Gregory Winter for developing major breakthroughs that are collectively called directed evolution. One of its uses is to improve protein functions, making them better catalysts in biofuel production. Another use is entirely outside chemistryoutside even the traditional life sciences.

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Paul Craig Roberts: Erasing History, Diplomacy, Truth, and Life on Earth "IndyWatch Feed World"

Paul Craig Roberts

Erasing History, Diplomacy, Truth, and Life on Earth

One of the reasons that countries fail is that collective memory is continually destroyed as older generations pass away and are replaced by new ones who are disconnected from what came before.

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Astonishingly, neither the Times nor the Post give any credence to the emphatic statement made at least one week before by Bob Woodwardnormally considered the most authoritative chronicler of Washingtons political secretsthat after two years of research he had found no evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia.

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Robert David STEELE Vivas

ROBERT STEELE: Well worth a full read. Will and Ariel Durant, in The Lessons of History, end with the thought that the only inheritance worth passing down is true deep education, the accumulated knowledge of...


We need to start with the playroom to get more women in the boardroom "IndyWatch Feed World"

This entrepreneur explains why she believes the key in closing the gender divide is to start early.

I was recently invited to speak at a conference by the World Bank on Disrupting the Gender Divide to answer the following questions: Why are women rarely at the core of a companys strategy when globally, they control nearly two-thirds of the total overall consumer spending?

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Expert Testimony on 5G and Radiation Health Effects to the Michigan State House Energy Policy Committee "IndyWatch Feed World"

By B.N. Frank Insurance companies dont seem to be interested in covering wireless radiation exposure risks anymore.  Despite this U.S. elected officials and government...


Panera Bread launches new digital video series on food transparency "IndyWatch Feed World"

Food Interrupted coincides with the companys new labeling policy that aims for more transparency.

Panera Bread is boosting transparency about its products this week, starting with its namesake. The fast casual chain is now disclosing the whole grain content of the breads on its menu. For all breads over 50% whole grain, the company will now label servings of whole grain per slice, roll, or bagel, as well as the whole grain percentage.

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Developer of GMO potatoes renounces own work: Warns against consuming GMO potatoes "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dr. Caius Rommens developed GMO potatoes but subsequently renounced his work. He explains why we should be wary of the products he created. Read the excerpt provided by Health Impact News, below. By: Dr Caius Rommens developed GMO potatoes for the Idaho-based agbiotech company Simplot. The chief genetic modification he introduced was to silence []

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A godsend for people with rare diseases, or a moneymaking gimmick for pharma? "IndyWatch Feed World"

When it comes to cozy business relationships between government and industry, there is nothing like the lucrative one that Congress has encouraged federal health agencies to create with the drug and vaccine industry. One hand washes the other. Have you ever wondered how some new drugs and vaccines vault to the front of the line []

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Here's why we should boycott Facebook, Twitter, and Google "IndyWatch Feed World"

NATO - the neoconservatives, the marketeers for firms such as Lockheed Martin and BAE - has taken over the social-media giants and much of online international 'news'-reporting, including that of virtually all independent news-sites and blogs. Facebook, Twitter, and Google, in recent days, delivered what might be the death-blows. NATO's main PR agency, think-tank, and lobbying organization, is 'non-profit' - a legal tax-dodge that's financed by donations from those weapons-making firms and their supporting firms and their 'non-profits', so that the taxes that it doesn't pay will need to be paid instead by the general public. Billionaires know how to avoid taxes, and they hire politicians who write the laws with all the 'right' loopholes for them - and only for the very richest - to use. This PR agency is called "The Atlantic Council," and it was set up in 1961, the exact same year that U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower left office warning that "the military-industrial complex" might...


Hungary's central bank shock announcement of 10-fold jump in gold reserves "IndyWatch Feed World"

In one of the most profound developments in the central bank gold market for a long time, the Hungarian National Bank, Hungary's central bank, has just announced a 10 fold jump in its monetary gold holdings. The central bank, known as Magyar Nemzeti Bank (MNB) in Hungarian, made the announcement in Budapest, Hungary's capital. The details of Hungary's dramatic new gold purchase are as follows: Before this month, Hungary's central bank held 3.10 tonnes of gold. During the first two weeks of October, the Hungarian National Bank purchased 28.4 tonnes of gold. This gold purchase raised the central bank's gold holdings from 3.1 tonnes to 31.5 tonnes, i.e. a 1000% or 10-fold increase. The Hungarian central bank had not altered its gold reserves since 1986, i.e. 32 years ago. The 28.4 tonnes of gold was purchased in 'physical form', and 'its repatriation has already taken place' to Hungary. Interestingly, Hungary now holds the same amount of gold as it held 70 years ago.


Young California condor fledges, videos "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from California in the USA says about itself:

California Condor Family Spreads Their Wings In The Sun Oct. 14, 2018

The family that suns together stays together! Watch the California Condors spread their wings in succession after the sun peeked through the clouds in Huttons Bowl. Sunbathing may serve primarily to dry feathers prior to flight, but researchers suggest it may also aid in thermoregulation and reduction of feather deformations.

The California Condor cam is a collaboration between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Santa Barbara Zoo, the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Watch Live 24/7, with highlights and news updates, at

This video says about itself:

All Three Condors Take Off In Succession in Huttons Bowl Oct. 14, 2018

Enjoy this family moment from the California Condor cam when the condors take off over the canyon one after another in Huttons Bowl. Fledgling #923 follows his parents lead with a steady flight after mom (wearing yellow tag #289) and dad (wearing blue tag #374) flap their enormous wings and fly out of view of the camera.


Car swallowed by sinkhole in Toronto "IndyWatch Feed World"

The driver of a car that was swallowed by a sinkhole in North York on Tuesday morning managed to escape without injury. Police said just before noon, they got a call about the incident in an apartment building parking lot on Grenoble Drive, near Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East. They said a car went into a sinkhole, and no one was hurt. Resident Vitaliy Novikov said a pipe burst and water had flooded the underground garage. Crews have shut off water to the street.


The $300 watering can that will be a family heirloom one day "IndyWatch Feed World"

The brass body is hand-spun.

Every part of the can is sourced from master craftspeople, from the body made by fourth-generation Danish metalworkers to the hardwood handle that displays a beautiful grain. The brass body is hand-spun, and its proportions are an outstanding example of symmetry and balanced asymmetry. Its an object that can be passed down as an heirloom. August de los Reyes, director of user experience, Google ($300,

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One scientists radical idea to engineer mice and stop Lyme disease "IndyWatch Feed World"

Although most people associate deer with Lyme disease the chain of transmission actually begins when an adolescent tick bites a white-footed mouse carrying Lyme bacteria. It makes sense then that if you were to eliminate Lyme from mice that a huge part of your problem would be solved. And that is the idea behind Kevin []

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BEST OF THE WEB: Deepities and the Politics of Pseudo-Profundity "IndyWatch Feed World"

The word deepity, coined by the philosopher Daniel Dennett, refers to a phrase that seems true and profound but is actually ambiguous and shallow. Not to be confused with lies, clichs, truisms, contradictions, metaphors, or aphorisms, deepities occupy a linguistic niche of their own. The distinguishing feature of a deepity is that it has two possible interpretations. On the first reading, a deepity is true but trivial. On the second, it's false but would be mind-blowing if it were true. Consider, for instance, the phrase "love is just a word." On one reading, this is true but trivial. It's no deep insight that "love" - like "Ethiopia" or "subdermatoglyphic" or "word" - is just a word in the English language. But on a second reading, "love is just a word" asserts something mind-blowing if true: there is no emotion called "love," and everyone who thinks they've felt love is either lying or self-deceived. If true, this would change everything we thought we knew about our emotional...


Archeological find changes date of Pompeii's destruction "IndyWatch Feed World"

A newly-discovered inscription at Pompeii proves the city was destroyed by Mount Vesuvius after 17 October AD79 and not on 24 August as previously thought. Archeologists recently discovered that a worker had inscribed the date of "the 16th day before the calends of November", meaning 17 October, on a house at Pompeii, the head of archeology at the site, Massimo Osanna, told Italian media. Pompeii and Herculaneum were previously thought to have been destroyed by the massive eruption of Mount Vesuvius on 24 August, based on contemporary writings and archeological finds.


'They Cut Him Up While He Was Still Alive': Grisly Details Of Saudi Journalists' Killing Emerge "IndyWatch Feed World"

While President Trump would love it if the Western media, along with prominent executives in tech and finance, would buy Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman's claims that he had "no knowledge" of the confrontation at the Saudis' consulate in Istanbul that's believed to have precipitated the killing of insider-turned-Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, yet more evidence has emerged this morning to contradict the official Saudi narrative.
Trial balloons floated by the kingdom in the Western press, as well as Trump's own suggestions, point to "rogue operatives", but in a story published last night, the New York Times managed to corroborate Turkish officials' claims that several suspected members of the 15-man 'hit squad' have been directly linked with MbS.
And now, in what has been billed as the first glimpse of the g...


Saudi regime kills journalist, many Yemenis "IndyWatch Feed World"

Suad, aged 18, begs in the middle of the road between Yemens capital, Sanaa, and Saada with her four-year-old nephew, whose mother was killed by the Saudi war on Yemen - Credit: Giles Clarke/United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

By Bill Van Auken in the USA:

Amid furor over Khashoggi murder, UN warns millions more face starvation in Yemen

17 October 2018

The United Nations has warned that the US-backed, Saudi-led war against Yemen is threatening to engulf millions more of the impoverished nations people in the worst famine the world has seen in over 100 years.

Lise Grande, the UNs humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, said Tuesday, We are literally looking at hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions of people who may not survive.

The World Food Program, the UN agency coordinating relief efforts in the shattered country, reported that it has been forced to revise its estimate, given just two weeks ago, of 8.5 million Yemenis on the brink of famine, stating that another 5.6 million are being driven to starvation by the effects of the three-and-a-half-year-old war on the countrys infrastructure and economy.

Things are deteriorating very, very quickly, said Grande. The implications are enormous, and, truthfully, frightening. The reality is that time may be running out.

The UN warning came amid the growing crisis over the disappearance and state assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at Saudi Arabias consulate in Istanbul.

US politicians, both Democrats and Republicans, have joined in denouncing the Saudi regime for the...


The non-polio illness that looks just like polio "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Lyn Redwood, RN, MSN, President, Childrens Health Defense Over the past five years, a rare and serious polio-like illnesscalled acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) or acute flaccid paralysis (AFP)has been cropping up in unusual clusters around the U.S., mostly in children. AFM/AFP cases have also been reported in Europe, India and other countries. AFM targets []

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These high-tech storage containers will tell you when food goes bad "IndyWatch Feed World"

Israeli startup Silo reveals a vacuum-sealing container system with built-in Alexa that keeps your food fresherand reminds you to tend to your fridge.

What if you didnt have to guess when food or leftovers go bad? What if, like the way you depend on Siri to cook and tell time, your Rubbermaid could essentially solve the puzzle for you?

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Recreational marijuana now legal in Canada "IndyWatch Feed World"

Canada has legalized the possession and use of recreational marijuana, making it the world's second and largest country with a legal national cannabis marketplace. Marijuana possession first became a crime in Canada in 1923 but medical use has been legal since 2001. Under legislation passed by Canada's Parliament in June, adults will be able to buy cannabis oil, seeds, plants and dried cannabis from licensed producers and retailers, starting Wednesday. They will also be allowed to possess up to 30 grams (one ounce) of dried cannabis in public, or its equivalent. Edibles (or cannabis-infused foods) will not be immediately available for purchase but will be within a year of the bill coming into force. Those caught selling the drug to a minor could be jailed for up to 14 years.


Insomniac Challenge: Removing Digital, Electronic, and Wireless Devices From Bedroom May Improve Sleep "IndyWatch Feed World"

By B.N. Frank Anyone who has ever experienced insomnia understands that it is an absolutely miserable condition to have.  Because of our increasingly high-tech world,...


Floods prompt disaster declarations in Texas after 13 inches of rain falls in 48 hours "IndyWatch Feed World"

Severe flooding in Central and South Texas has prompted Texas Governor Greg Abbott to declare a state of disaster in 18 counties. Some areas recorded more than 13 inches (330.2mm) of rain in 48 hours to 16 October, causing river levels to jump dramatically. The Llano River at Llano rose by around 35 feet in just 24 hours to reach near-record levels. "Texas is taking immediate action to respond to the threat of recent severe weather and flooding across the state," said Governor Abbott. "We have made available all necessary resources to respond as quickly and effectively as possible to this disaster, and to assist those in harm's way. I thank all our first responders and local officials on the ground in these communities for their efforts to assist fellow Texans during this dangerous event." Counties included in the disaster declaration are: Bastrop, Burnet, Colorado, Fayette, Hood, Jim Wells, Kerr, Kimble, La Salle, Live Oak, Llano, Mason, McMullen, Nueces, Real, San Patricio,...


The Instant Pot of weed rolls your joints for you "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Otto is a one-touch joint making machine.

A few years ago, while reviewing modern coffee gear, I fell in love with a one-touch espresso maker. It wasnt some little Nespresso concentrate thing, but a serious machine that actually ground the beans, formed them into a puck, and pulled rich, creama-topped shots for me on demand.

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Now you can easily see exactly what Apple knows about you "IndyWatch Feed World"

Apples GDPR data transparency tool, previously available for European users, is coming stateside.

If theres one tech giant that touts its privacy benefits more than any other, its Apple. Over the past several years, as other companies have been rocked by controversies relating to how they defend your data, Apple hasnt just avoided scandal. Its continued to bring new privacy protections to its customers. Ive argued that privacy is as important a product to the company as the iPhone is.

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Bill Clinton Apologized In 1995 For Unethical Human Radiation Experiments. Who Will Apologize For 5G, Smart Meters and More? "IndyWatch Feed World"

By B.N. Frank Even though all of this didnt happen on his watch, President Clinton still apologized for all unethical human radiation exposure experiments performed...


Climate Change Could Double the Price of Beer "IndyWatch Feed World"

Beer will be in short supply and double in price because of the difficulty of growing one of its key ingredients, barley, in a warming world.

Recurrent droughts and increased heat will cause severe reductions in barley yields across the world, forcing a dramatic fall in beer consumption, according to a study by the UKs University of East Anglia (UEA).

Since beer is the worlds most popular drink by volume, this will have significant social and economic effects, according to the scientists.

While barley is used in food, and particularly in animal and chicken feed, around 17% of the highest quality grain is used for malting and making beer. In some countries, barley is grown almost exclusively for beer for example, 83% in Brazil is used for malting.

It is the various consuming industries competing for the remaining barley that will drive up the cost of grain, and therefore the beer in some cases, doubling the price of a liter and substantially reducing demand.

Drop in consumption

The study, published in Nature Plants journal, estimates that extreme weather worldwide will reduce the volume of beer drunk by 16% which equates to 29 billion liters. The drop in beer consumption would be sharpest in countries that currently drink the most, including China, the US and the UK.

While previous climate studies have focused on staple crops such as wheatmaizesoybeans and rice, and consumer goods such as wine and coffee, this is the first to look at the effect of reduced barley yields on beer.

As countries seek to adapt to climate change, governments may decide the priority for crops like barley is to produce food rather than beer. Even without this policy decision, the price of barley will increase as it becomes in short supply.

There is little doubt that, for...


YouTube service goes dark worldwide, users begin to lose their sanity "IndyWatch Feed World"

YouTube has suffered a massive outage, with users from all across the globe rushing to alternative social media platforms to vent their frustration and seek psychological support from fellow victims of #YouTubeDOWN disaster. The video-sharing website experienced a service disruption across the northeastern United States, as well as parts of the West and East Coasts. Users in Australia, Mexico, Brazil and the EU have also been affected, according to thousands of reports on the Down Detector monitoring site. YouTube videos began returning errors around 9pm EST. The site infrastructure was still loading for users, but the videos themselves did not play and were replaced by error messages imploring users to "please try again later."


Heavy hydrogen tracks glucose metabolism in vivo "IndyWatch Feed World"

Researchers at Yale University have reported a new imaging modality, known as deuterium metabolic imaging (DMI), in which sugars and other nutrients are labelled with a heavy hydrogen (2H) atom and subsequently administered to track and monitor their uptake and metabolism (Science Advances 4 eaat7314). Mapping glucose metabolism is important for monitoring the development and treatment of cancer, as tumours metabolize glucose both at an elevated rate and through a different set of chemical reactions compared with healthy tissue - a phenomenon known as the Warburg effect. 2H, a form of atomic hydrogen with one extra neutron, is harmless and exists naturally in a very small abundance. In comparison, current methods of imaging glucose metabolism in the clinic rely on radioactive labelling of glucose molecules for detection by PET scans. In addition to the radiation risk, PET is unable to track the downstream metabolites of glucose and often gives misleading results in organs with...


Pay Up or the Earth Gets It! - #PropagandaWatch "IndyWatch Feed World"


SHOW NOTES: As predicted, the IPCC has released their hot air report on 1.5C of global warming and the lamestream fake news lying establishment lapdog media is hyping it as the end of the world as we know it...unless you pay the globalists more money to atone for your carbon sins, of course. This week on #PropagandaWatch James breaks down the latest propaganda push for carbon eugenics and what it means for the coming technocratic slave state.


Trump vs. The Fed: When Markets Crash, Who Is To Blame? "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Brandon Smith After a certain length of time examining history in-depth, anyone who is honest and relatively objective comes to understand that most of...


Low copper levels are linked to fatter fat cells "IndyWatch Feed World"

In studies of mouse cells, Johns Hopkins researchers have found that low levels of cellular copper appear to make fat cells fatter by altering how cells process their main metabolic fuels, such as fat and sugar. The discovery, they say, adds to evidence that copper homeostasis could one day be a therapeutic target for metabolic disorders, including obesity. The researchers caution that although links between copper and obesity in humans have been reported, more work needs to be done to better understand the connection. In the western world, dietary copper deficiency is not common, except in pregnancy, and the main health risks are associated with genetic disorders of copper misbalance. A diet incorporating vegetables, nuts and even chocolate usually contains enough copper to maintain healthy copper levels. Comment: Actually, in Nutrition Data's ranked list of copper containing foods, the top 12 sources are animal based (mollusks and liver from veal, beef, lamb and goose. In fact,...


"Comet of the year" 46P/Wirtanen making close approach, may become visible in December "IndyWatch Feed World"

Astronomers are calling Comet 46P/Wirtanen the "comet of the year." Two months from now, on Dec. 16th, the kilometer-wide ball of dirty ice will come within 11.5 million km of Earth--making it one of the 10 closest-approaching comets of the Space Age. Comet 46P/Wirtanen will probably become a naked eye object for several weeks during the holidays. Here's what it looks like now: Yasushi Aoshima of Ishikawa, Japan, took the picture using a 12-inch telescope. It shows the comet's green atmosphere which is, impressively, almost twice as wide as the planet Jupiter. The green color comes from diatomic carbon (C2)--a gaseous substance common in comet atmospheres that glows green in the near-vacuum of space. At the moment, the integrated brightness of the comet is similar to a 10th magnitude star--that is, dim. However, forecasters expect it to brighten more than 200-fold by December. If current trends hold, 46P could ultimately reach magnitude +3, making it not a Great Comet but a very...


Economic Woes: Student Loan Debt Crisis Is About To Get Worse "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Mac Slavo As politicians continue to point to a booming economy with a low unemployment rate, the real evidence that those surface numbers arent...


Gorilla dads video "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 16 October 2018 Science Magazine video says about itself:

Gorilla dads that spend more time with kids and end up having more babies than their baby-avoiding peers.

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Stephen M. Walt: A brief history of regime change for dummies "IndyWatch Feed World"

A brief global history of a tactic that's back in style: toppling other countries' governments In my last column, I argued that U.S. President Donald Trump's rash decision to violate the Iran nuclear deal was the first step in a new round of regime change in the Middle East. If his goal was stopping an Iranian bomb and preventing a regional arms race, the existing agreement was working just fine, and he should have been trying to make it permanent instead of gutting it. If his goal was stopping Iran's "regional activities," the smart strategy would have been to keep the country from going nuclear while working with others to bring Iran to heel through pressure and additional diplomacy. Instead, Trump, National Security Advisor John Bolton, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are hoping that violating the Iran deal will let them re-impose sanctions on Iran. They hope this pressure will topple the Islamic Republic, or lead Iran's own hard-liners to restart its nuclear enrichment...


9 people and 4 cattle killed by lightning strikes across Karnataka, India "IndyWatch Feed World"

Lightning strikes in Vijayapura, Haveri, Yadgir, Ballari, Koppal, Gadag districts on Tuesday killed nine people, injured six others, besides claiming the life of four cattle in separate incidents. On Monday, North and Central Karnataka regions had witnessed six human deaths, two cattle deaths, and one incident of injury in the lightning strikes Most victims in Tuesday's incidents were farmers and were working in fields when the incident occurred. Renuka Basanagouda Patil (35) and Savitha Sanganagouda Patil (16) were struck dead by the lightning strike while they were working at Talewad village Basavanabagewadi taluk.


British Conservatives homophobic Irish allies, parody song "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 16 October 2018 parody musical video from Britain is about the DUP, the fundamentalist religious Northern Irish party with links to terrorism, on which the British Conservatives depend to prop up their minority government since they lost their majority at the last election.

It says about itself:

Bally Joel DUP town Girl

Last night there was an electrical storm in Northern Ireland and a radio playing Billy Joels Uptown Girl was struck by lightning. This is the result.


DUP town girl
Get an abortion and youll go to Hell
And if you just so happen to be gay
The Lord will come on down and he will say,
Im gonna smite you

DUP town girl
No, evolution did not make the world
Nor is it under threat from climate change
You know that Planet Earth has only been here
Six thousand years

Weve got a covenant for government enshrined
One billion smackers for confidence and supply
Old Testament is back!
Listen mac, whip goes crack

On a DUP town girl
You know we cant afford to buy her pearls
Oh hang on, yes we can, cause now were rich
Theresa May signed up t...


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Whether you simply like dark UI or youre looking for accessibility tools for the web, Dark Reader is a boon.

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Ethiopia's Minister of Peace: the country's most powerful woman? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Ethiopia's Ministry for Peace has been handed to a history-maker, Muferiat Kamil, the countrys first woman speaker of parliament.


Israeli Ambassador to France Slammed for Attempt to Censor News "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM)  Israeli Ambassador to France Aliza bin Noun is under fire for attempts to censor a news report on the situation in the Gaza...


Robin feeding on seeds, video "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 16 October 2018 video shows a robin feeding on euonymus seeds.

By eating the seeds, the bird helps to spread them.

Dirk Appel made this video in his garden in the Netherlands.


New York Times fires journalist for telling truth on war "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 15 October 2018 video from the USA is called Reporter Tells Truth About War & Gets Fired By New York Times, with Chris Hedges.


Sweden to expel 6-year-old orphan to Ukraine while granting amnesty to 9,000 Afghans "IndyWatch Feed World"


The humanitarian superpower Sweden has once again shown that it has no problem giving one vulnerable person preference over another when deciding whom to expel and who should be allowed to stay for humanitarian purposes. Read More


Dung beetle transporting dung "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 16 October 2018 video shows a dung beetle transporting dung.

Mirjam Veenker made this video near Epe village in the Veluwe region in the Netherlands.


Macro Views "IndyWatch Feed World"


(Clockwise, from upper left) Seven-square-mile views of Manhattan; Chaganbulage Administrative Village in Inner Mongolia; Venice, Italy; and farms in Plymouth, Washington   Google

Every now and then, it is good to just let the mind wander. And some of those times, visual prompts are the fastest way to get from here to there.


Why a U.S. Divorce From Saudi Arabia Is Long Overdue "IndyWatch Feed World"

 Voices from the right wing, prominently featured in Rupert Murdochs Wall Street Journal, are warning that the grisly presumed murder of Jamal Khashoggi by a hit squad made up of persons close to crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman should not mean the end of the close US relationship with Saudi Arabia.

I would concur with one part of this argument, which is that we should wish the country of Saudi Arabia well. But the current relationship of Washington and Riyadh is pathological in a lot of ways, and a policy rethink on both sides would benefit both countries.

Saudi Arabia is not the largest oil producer in the world, but it is the largest oil exporter, which is what is important. The US and the Russian Federation produce similar amounts, but they use most of it domestically. Saudi Arabia is important because it is the worlds swing exporter. It can export a lot or much less, and still get along because of its relatively small population.

The US has used the security umbrella it provides to the wealthy but weak Saudis as a leverage to have them up their production and flood the market at key points. They do this to weaken countries like Iran, which have far less flexibility and suffer when prices of petroleum are low. Or they do it to lower US gasoline prices to help the party in power.

The US also depends on the Saudis to buy US arms. Since the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have wound down, companies like Lockheed Martin and Boeing would suffer if they did not sell weapons abroad.

But both of these bases for the Saudi relationship with the US are very bad for everyone on earth. Burning petroleum to fuel cars puts billions of tons of the heat-trapping gas carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually, which is threatening human welfare and civilization.

Petroleum has to be kept in the ground and the governments of the earth must marshal all their resources to make a rapid, as in 10-year, transition to public mass transportation and electric vehicles fueled by the wind and sun. The cynical US use of Saudi Arabia to flood the market must stop. Indeed, this tactic often lowers gasoline costs as an incidental side effect, thus delaying the transition to electric vehicles.

Saudi Arabia itself must get off its own dependence on oil exports, which Riyadh recognizes, and develop sustainable industries that will allow the country to develop normally after the end of oil.

Massive arms sales are also bad for both countries. The US is spreading around highly sophisticated death and destruction machines. Owning them has tempted the Saudis into the disastrous Yemen war, which threatens the civilians of the latter country with mass starvation. If the Saudis think such an event will not boomerang...


Adobe is doubling down on voice interfaces "IndyWatch Feed World"

Youll now be able to design voice right into your prototypesthink of it as Photoshop for conversational interfaces.

Voice interfaces are everywhere todayin your house, in your car, and in your phone. However, designing them remains a challenge, since most tools and software are still primarily oriented around visuals.

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This personal server lets you keep your emails entirely in your control "IndyWatch Feed World"

If an email service is free, then your data is whats being sold. The new Helm server makes sure only you have access to your emails.

A few years ago, two software engineers took a look at the state of privacy online. Edward Snowden had recently revealed that the NSA was reading the emails of American citizens. A small group of companies controlled the majority of the internet, as they do now, by offering free services as they gathered data about the people using them. The engineers, who had just helped take a security company called Rapid7 public, decided to leave their jobs to work on a better way to protect privacy; three years later, theyve launched a new product in an attempt to address the problem. Called Helm, its a private email server that you can use in your homean alternative to free cloud-based services, like Gmail, that make it impossible to control your own data.

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The End of the World is comingin podcast form, anyway "IndyWatch Feed World"

An original podcast from iHeartRadio looks at whats out there.

Theres a new podcast to add to your playlist for your trip to MarsThe End of the World, an iHeartRadio original, hosted by Josh Clark, whom you may recognize as the cohost of Stuff You Should Know (iHeartMedia is making good use of its purchase of HowStuffWorks, apparently).

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Four couples talk about what its like when women earn more than men "IndyWatch Feed World"

When women earn more than their male partners, it can be uncomfortable for both parties involvedeven in 2018. Four couples tell us what its like for them.

In 2018, most women do not earn more than their male partners. The reasons for that are manifold: Theres the pay gap, which hurts women more in industries that pay more handsomely. Of the 12% of workers in the U.S. who earn more than $100,000, only 27% are women, according to a 2018 study by Georgetown University. Generally, women are more likely to work in sectors that dont pay as well (or looked at another way, fields end up paying less when mostly women work in them). And for women of color, pay is even lower across the board.

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Saudi journalist murderers are crown prince associates "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

How will the Khashoggi case impact the reign of MBS?

17 October 2018

Ahmed Bedier of United Voices for America tells TRT World that even within the Saudi monarchy, there are those who strongly disagree with the decisions of the Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Suspects of Khashoggi disappearance linked to Saudi crown prince

The men suspected of involvement in the disappearance of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have direct ties with crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. Research by The New York Times shows this.

One of the suspects traveled as a security guard with the crown prince on foreign trips. He can be seen in photographs in Paris, Houston, Boston and at the United Nations.

Istanbul murder suspect Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, left and Saudi crown prince, right, in Madrid, Spain 2018

Istanbul murder suspect Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, left and Saudi crown prince, right, in Houston, USA, April 2018



Gone too soon: Alina Ali Poppy Murtagh killed by vaccination "IndyWatch Feed World"

Alina Ali Poppy Murtagh 12 May 2016 26 March 2018



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FBI Files: The Paranormal Collection "IndyWatch Feed World"

These files were released and obtained by the FBI, all in relation to the Paranormal.

Many of the files are broken into different parts, for easier downloading.  Simply click on the File #1 links to download each file segment.

Declassified Paranormal FBI Files

 Adamski, George  [286 Pages, 193.5MB] George Adamski (17 April 1891 23 April 1965) was a Polish American citizen who became widely known in ufology circles, and to some degree in popular culture, after he claimed to have photographed spaceships from other planets, met with friendly Nordic alien Space Brothers, and to have taken flights with them to the Moon and other planets. He was the first, and most famous, of the so-called contactees of the 1950s. Adamski called himself a philosopher, teacher, student and saucer researcher, although most investigators concluded his claims were an elaborate hoax, and that Adamski himself was a con artist. Adamski authored three books describing his meetings with Nordic aliens and his travels with them aboard their spaceships: Flying Saucers Have Landed (co-written with Desmond Leslie) in 1953, Inside the Space Ships in 1955, and Flying Saucers Farewell in 1961. The first two books were both bestsellers; by 1960 they had sold a combined 200,000 copies.
 Aho, Wayne  [114 Pages, 80MB]  Wayne Sulo Aho (24 August 1916 16 January 2006) was an American contactee who claimed contact with extraterrestrial beings. He was one of the more obscure members of the 1950s wave of contacte...


The UN Sheriff: Nikki Haley Elevated Israel, Damaged US Standing "IndyWatch Feed World"

US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, has made her post a more glamorous position than her predecessors as President Donald Trump described Haleys 2-year term at the UN, following her resignation announcement.

We may never know the nature of Haleys purported glamour at the UN, but we certainly know that, during her relatively brief stint, Haley has further diminished her countrys struggling reputation, entrenching US isolation in the worlds most vital international political body.

In her own words, Haley concluded that her mission at the UN was accomplished, commending herself on three achievements: the US has become more respected; it saved a lot of money and strongly defended Israel against UN bias.

All of those things have made a huge difference in the US standing, she said. The US is strong again. And the US is strong in a way that should make all Americans very proud.

Nothing could be further from the truth and Haley, who is suspected of engineering a run for the White House in the future, has no evidence to back up her claim of new-found strength and respect.

During his speech before the General Assembly on September 25, Trumps preposterous claims were not met with thundering applause but humiliating laughter. So much for respect.

However, there is no question that Haley was a good fit to be Trumps representative to the international community. Her aggressive and self-aggrandizing language tallies with the political discourse emanating from the White House.

That aside, considering the violations of human rights committed by Israel during Haleys time at the UN, her relentless defense of Israel is no laughing matter.

Haleys supposed achievements of saving money and supporting Israel are intrinsically linked. Indeed, the US saved $1.3 billion dollars by cutting off funds to organizations that were critical of Israel or supportive of the Palestinian people.

Haleys political outlook is not influenced by true conviction.  In his bestselling book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, Michael Wolff describes Haley...


Googles new long game: 100% clean energy all the time "IndyWatch Feed World"

Buying enough clean energy to make up for all the dirty energy youre using is one thing; using all clean energy 24/7 is another.

Our time to move away from dirty energy to green sources is limited. Federal governments cant be relied upon to push the conversionespecially not the one in the U.S., which is actively working against large-scale adoption of green energy. Much of the progress weve seen so far has come from big corporate energy buyers demanding carbon-free power. There is an ecological motivation, but its also driven by a desire to get in on the falling cost and high cost predictability of renewable energy sources like wind and solar.

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Larry Summers Trips Out "IndyWatch Feed World"

In a recent Financial Times article, Harvard economics professor and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers describes his excellent adventure driving from Chicago to Portland. As Summers writes, it was a trip different to any I had ever taken, full of revelations for someone who usually only travels long distances by plane.

Summers and his wife took two weeks to drive on two-lane roads across prairies and mountains, from Dubuque to Cody to Bozeman and beyond, marveling at how much of this vast country is uninhabited. They were sometimes far from any gas stations and even farther from phone chargers. Occasionally they had no mobile phone service at all!

Okay, so not exactly a Jack Kerouac odyssey, but well outside the Summers Comfort Zones of Cambridge, the Vineyard, Georgetown, Manhattan, et al.

Braving flyover country, separated from his usual tribe of business leaders and cosmopolitan elites who are more worried about the concerns of their conference mates in Davos than those of their fellow citizens, Summers marveled that local people in bars and restaurants where he stopped did not seem concerned with the ongoing saga of Brett Kavanaughs Supreme Court confirmation process.

And Summers noted with some puzzlement that People in most of the places we visited have tended to vote Republican in recent decades.

By far the most surprising revelation of the Summers travelogue was how surprised he seemed to be by what he was seeing.

Because, Larry, Larry, Larry, youre the reason! Those were your economic policies during the Clinton years that shaped the country many of us have long known, but where youre just now arriving. You were a senior Treasury official during that entire era and top dog, Secretary of the Treasury, from 1999 to 2001.

You advocated repealing key provisions of the 1933 Glass-Steagall Act that regulated banks for more than sixty years. And you helped frustrate efforts to regulate the derivatives that many analysts blame for the 2008 financial crisis. Foreshadowing Trumpian environmentalism, you argued that the U.S. should not honor the Kyoto Protocol or take the lead in greenhouse gas reductions.

You signed off on NAFTA! Even Ross Perot knew that was a bad idea, sending millions of jobs overseas and creating many of those romantic ghost towns and abandoned cafes, gas stations and hotels across the nation you are now so astonished to behold. From such ruins an opioid epidemic has arisen, with its suicidal rituals of despair. Did you happen to catch any whiff of that?

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The Fed is Going to Hike Until Something BREAKS "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Fed is Going to Hike Until Something BREAKS
by Phoenix Capital

"Jerome Powell has made a truly staggering admission That admission is that the Fed is going to hike rates until something breaks. And when I say breaks I dont mean stocks fall 5%; Im talking about a full-scale crisis like 2008.

If you think Im being dramatic here, consider that Powell explicitly stated this during a Q&A session follow the Feds last meeting. "I think either a significant - significant - correction and lasting correction in financial markets or a slowing down in the economy thats inconsistent with our forecast - those are the kinds of things wed react to." When pressed for what would be considered significant Powell indicated something that would impact consumption, AKA consumer spending.

What is Powell saying here? Fed Chair Powell is stating that the Fed wont stop hiking rates unless stocks collapse for a prolonged period to the point that it impacts consumer spending. Were not talking about a garden variety stock market correction here, were talking about a financial crisis or some other event dramatic enough that it caught the attention of the average American and made him or her change his or her spending plans.

In picture form, Jerome Powell won't even bat an eye at drops like these:


Can AI make the gender gap at work disappear? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Katica Roys Pipeline aims to tackle the gender gap with every promotion, hire, and performance review.

Heres what we know: Equality in the workplace (that includes equal pay and equal representation at all levels of organizations) could add between $2.1 trillion and $4.3 trillion to the U.S.s GDP in the next decade. But estimates from the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee suggest that its going to take over 40 years to get there.

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Exclusive: Lisa Strausfeld is developing a new kind of data viz "IndyWatch Feed World"

Its almost like Google Earth for knowledge, says the data guru.

Imagine if you were to visualize all of humanitys connections. Its a nearly impossible challenge, and two dimensional graphs certainly wouldnt be up to the task. Even a network graph, a type of visualization that maps out connections in a network, isnt up to such a large-scale projectsince it cant show how relationships change over time.

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China Defends Mass "Re-education Camps" As Uighur Muslims "Transformed For The Better" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Two months after a United Nations human rights panel first accused China of holding up to one million ethnic Uighurs in what was described as a massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy, Chinese officials have now admitted to the existence of the "re-education" camps focused on "preventing" religious extremism, and have mounted a fierce defense, going so far as to say former detainees have been "transformed for the better" and live happier lives as "citizens of the nation"
Though reports of the Orwellian mass internment camps where "brainwashing" techniques are said to be routine have shocked Western audiences as details and testimony have emerged over the past weeks, China has now not only unashamedly admitted to the centers but is positively boastful about the whole enterprise


Analyst: Facebook is riddled with systemic problems impacting the company "IndyWatch Feed World"

Pivotals Brian Wieser warns that the company ran too fast and broke too many things.

Last night, the Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook reportedly knew about the error it made measuring video views a year before it disclosed the issue. Now advertisers are claiming that what the company did (or didnt do) adds up to fraud. This is just one of many negative headlines about the companyand analysts are taking notice.

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Facebook backtracks on Portal privacy protections "IndyWatch Feed World"

That didnt take long.

Sigh. That didnt take long. Last week when Facebook unveiled the Portal, a video conferencing device for your home, the company touted that it had multiple privacy redundancies built in and was in no way going to spy on users or use user data to target them with ads.

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Hurricane Michael failed to end Florida's 'unusually persistent' red tide "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hurricane Michael failed to break up a patchy and toxic algae bloom that has lingered in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida's shoreline for the last year, experts said Monday, meaning the red tide outbreak could continue to cause problems in the weeks ahead. Hurricanes can break up algae blooms, but they also drop fresh water and increase nutrient-rich runoff from land, which can make them worse, said Robert Weisberg, a professor of physical oceanography at the University of South Florida. Michael blew red tide at the water's surface into shore, but deep ocean currents that have been feeding the bloom since the summer also have persisted, he said. "The factors that contributed to red tide outweighed the ones that would reduce it," Weisberg said. The red tide began last October off southwest Florida after Hurricane Irma swept up the state, killing massive numbers of fish, along with scores of sea turtles and the state's beloved manatees. Comment: Worst red tide in more than a decade...


3 steps to create a 21st-century work culture "IndyWatch Feed World"

Heres how to drive independent thinking, collaboration, and innovation within your organization.

There was a time when it was perfectly acceptable for leaders and managers to rule with an iron fist. If a subordinate didnt want to perform a task as assignedor, God forbid, offered up a better alternative to an old way of doing thingshe or she was given a stern talking-to, written up, or even fired.

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Inside the $2.6 billion subscription box wars "IndyWatch Feed World"

In this hard-fought battle, the line between winners and losers can be thin.

Weve hit peak subscription box.

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Kolanovic: The Market Is Disagreeing With The Fed, Raising Risk Of "Policy Error" "IndyWatch Feed World"


Here we go again.  Interest rates were at historic lows and badly needed to be brought back into balance.  That has now happened and we will likely see no more.

Rising markets reflect improving future business prospects and this allows massive cdapital inflows as well.  This needs to now be cooled down and consolidated.  The USA economy has now recovered or is recovering from the 2008 crash and only eight years late.

Otherwise folks need to catch on that Trump opens negotiations by repudiating the status quo.  What truly matters is the deal arrived at and that is usually unexciting.  .

Kolanovic: The Market Is Disagreeing With The Fed, Raising Risk Of "Policy Error"


UN Admits Latest Outbreak of Polio in Syria Was Caused by the Polio Vaccine "IndyWatch Feed World"

 Polio is practically extinct thanks to modern ideas of sanitation and this is merely unfortunate.  Where do they find these people?  The aggressive sale of all forms of vaccines is a criminal outrage.

Yet all our own mothers have been totally brainwashed into trusting these scientific scammers because that is exactly what it has become.

Applying only what is totally necessary would collapse the racket.  Applying what is clearly safe would still cover our childhood nasties which is generally safe enough though we still need to resolve the dangers of the carriers.

UN Admits Latest Outbreak of Polio in Syria Was Caused by the Polio Vaccine

In war-torn Syria, theres little doubt that the conflict has taken a toll on health. Now, the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) reports that their attempt at using vaccines to protect children against polio has backfire infecting more children with the devastating disease rather than saving them.



FIGS is giving the $50 billion medical attire industry a makeover "IndyWatch Feed World"

Fashion designer Heather Hasson gave scrubs a serious upgrade.

Fashion designer Heather Hasson was trying to get a luxury tie company off the ground when a friend in nursing mentioned that her scrubs could use a serious upgrade. Despite advancements in other functional attire, such as athleisure, scrubs remained scratchy, unflattering, and impractical. Without pockets, tens of millions of health workersmost of whom prefer to buy some of their own scrubs, even when their employer provides themwere often stuck pinning wedding rings to bra straps or belt loops while working and dealing with drooping waistbands. Hasson first experimented with altering her friends scrubs, and in 2013 she and cofounder Trina Spear launched Figs, a line of tailored medical gear. They hired designers from Alexander Wang and created a vertical supply chain that gave them control over everything from yarn selection to the size of the smartphone pocket. Through its Threads for Threads program, Figs has donated more than 500,000 sets of scrubs to partners in need all around the world. The cofounders expect to top $100 million in annual revenue this year. If you put on something that you absolutely love and feel good in, youll be happier and treat people better, says Hasson. Thats the nature of what fashion does.

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The HPV Vaccine On Trial: Seeking Justice For A Generation Betrayed "IndyWatch Feed World"

 First off, far too little science was done on this. This means that we were sold a real pig in a poke.

Now the chickens have come home to roost and this will mean extensive settlements not least because of the shoddy science.

The marketing drive associated with this turkey has done huge damage to the vaccination meme.


The HPV Vaccine On Trial: Seeking Justice For A Generation Betrayed

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The United Nations reported that 2.6 million Venezuelans are now living abroad "IndyWatch Feed World"

Venezuelan migrants living in Medellin, Colombia sleep as they wait to attend a job fair on 27 September. The United Nations reported that 2.6 million Venezuelans are now living abroad.

We gave been fed a lot of bunkum here whose intent it to rationalize the landing of USA troops.  Other reports are saying nothing of the kind and even here we quote 1000,000 making it into Columbia.  Any other direction is impossible.  The real numbers are likely much lower and may actually be around a couple hundred thousand.

We have an apparent effort to remove Maduro who may or may not have been fairly elected. 

What we now lack is real facts on the ground..  The whole situation can surely be settled since sanctions are actually blocking money transfers.

Venezuela: nearly 2m people have fled country since 2015, UN says UN refugee agency chief called for a non-political and humanitarian response to the exodus

Agence France-Presse in Geneva

Mon 1 Oct 2018 18.10 BST Last modified on Mon 1 Oct 2018 18.32 BST 

Nearly two million people have fled Venezuelas economic and political crisis since 2015, according to the UN which called for a non-political response to an exodus that is straining regional resources.

Some 5,000 people are now leaving Venezuela daily the largest population movement in Latin Americas recent history, UN refugee agency (UNHCR) chief Filippo Grandi told the organisations executive committee on Monday.......


Light em up! Canada legalizes marijuana "IndyWatch Feed World"

Canada decided to make the drug legal recreationally because of changing social attitudes toward it.

As of midnight last night, Canada is now the second country to legalize recreational marijuana (the first was Uruguay), CNBC reports. Canada, which has had legal medical marijuana since 2001, decided to make the drug legal recreationally because of changing social attitudes toward it. And retailers arent waiting to see what demand is like. An Associated Press survey found that 111 legal pot shops are opening today to sell the legal drugwith many more shops to follow.

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Tesla buys plot of land for its first factory in China "IndyWatch Feed World"

The factory will mark Teslas first major foothold in China.

The electric carmaker has bought an 864,885-square-meter plot in Shanghais Lingang area, reports CNBC. The land will eventually house the companys first Chinese factory. Officials from Lingang announced the deal but declined to say for how much Tesla had purchased the land.

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USA Gymnastics Leader Quits After Four Days "IndyWatch Feed World"

When former California Congresswoman Mary Bono took over as the interim president for USA Gymnastics last week, she pointed to the opportunity to reconnect with a sport she loved growing up.

The connection lasted all of four days.

Bono stepped down on Tuesday, saying she felt her affiliation with the embattled organization would be a liability after a social media post by Bono criticizing Nike and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick drew widespread scrutiny within the gymnastics community.

She posted a picture on Twitter in September of herself drawing over a Nike logo on a golf shoe. Bono, who was at a golf tournament for families who have lost members of the armed services at the time, called the tweet an emotional reaction to Nikes use of the phrase believing in something even if it means sacrificing everything.

I regret that at the time I didnt better clarify my feelings, Bono said in a statement.

Bono defended her right to express her beliefs, though she later deleted the tweet and the USA Gymnastics board of directors expressed its disappointment while pledging its support.

Not everyone, however, was won over by the surprise decision to hire Bono to help USA Gymnastics navigate its way through the fallout of the Larry Nassar scandal. More than 200 women have come forward over the last two years claiming they were sexually abused by Nassar under the guise of treatment during the former doctors time at USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, including current or former members of the organizations elite program.

Olympic champion Simone Biles, who is among Nassar survivors, quote-tweeted Bonos photo concerning Kaepernick on Saturday and wrote: (asterisk)mouth drop(asterisk) dont worry, its not like we needed a smarter usa gymnastics president or any sponsors or anything.

Biles, a Nike-sponsored athlete who will compete at the 2018 world championships in Qatar next week, said on Monday she felt compelled to speak up.

Being a Nike athlete, you have to stand up for your brand, Biles said.

Six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman, herself a Nassar survivor, has been a strident critic of USA Gymnastics for what she considers to be its continually tone deaf response to herself and other victims of abuse. Shortly after Bono was brought on, she questioned Bonos association with a law firm that advised the organization on how to handle portions of the Nassar scandal.

Raisman tweeted Tuesday night her objection to Bono was not personal.

The stakes are high in our sport right now, (and) its essential new leadership be disconnected from the influences that allowed these terrible things to happen, Raisman posted.



God help us, Facebook is bringing back the Real World "IndyWatch Feed World"

A show about surveilling people is perfect for the social network, isnt it?

And the irony couldnt be any thicker. The social network that has lost all credibility this year due to multiple data and privacy breaches will bring the original reality television program about surveilling a group of people back from the dead. Facebook is teaming up with MTV for the relaunch, which will stream exclusively on its Watch service, reports Variety.

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Why do digital health startups keep failing? "IndyWatch Feed World"

The move fast and break things approach that works in tech doesnt translate well to healthcare. Instead, digital health startups should try need-driven innovation.

A decade ago, a wave of companies promised to transform peoples health by allowing them to track data about their eating, sleep, exercise, and other habits. One hot startup of that moment, Zeo, raised more than $30 million from investors to develop a headband that tracked users sleep patterns and an accompanying app to serve as their personal sleep coach. Despite devoted users and buzz about its product in publications like Wired and Popular Science, Zeo quietly went out of business a few years later.

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Supreme Court agrees to hear case that could determine whether Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies can censor their users "IndyWatch Feed World"

Supreme Court agrees to hear case that could determine whether Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies can censor their users | 16 Oct 2018 | The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could determine whether users can challenge social media companies on free speech grounds. The case, Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck, No. 17-702, centers on whether a private operator of a public access television network is considered a state actor, which can be sued for First Amendment violations. The case could have broader implications for social media and other media outlets. In particular, a broad ruling from the high court could open the country's largest technology companies up to First Amendment lawsuits.


Ted Cruz made it clear he supports repealing tech platforms safe harbor "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Republican senator said he would support repealing the landmark legislation that gives tech community immunity from content posted.

Last night Republican Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) sparred with Beto ORourke, the Democratic hopeful threatening his seat. They debated a flurry of issues as well as called each other multiple names. And during the debate, Cruz said one thing that likely made many technology professionals ears perk up.

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Honduran ex-lawmaker who helped arrange massive migrant caravan to US is detained "IndyWatch Feed World"

Honduran ex-lawmaker who helped arrange massive migrant caravan to US is detained | 16 Oct 2018 | A former Honduran lawmaker traveling with a caravan of migrants heading toward the U.S.-Mexico border was detained by authorities in Guatemala on Tuesday as President Trump threatened to arrest anyone entering the country illegally. Ex-legislator Bartolo Fuentes, who is said to have organized the march, was detained by Guatemalan authorities after failing to register with migration officials upon entering the country...An official with the countrys migration agency said that Fuentes was to be taken to a migrant shelter and then deported.


Trump warns Central American countries he'll withhold funds over immigrant caravan "IndyWatch Feed World"

Trump warns Central American countries he'll withhold funds over immigrant caravan | 16 Oct 2018 | President Trump in a tweet on Tuesday warned Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador that he intends to withhold funds if the "caravan" of Honduran migrants reaches the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump earlier in the day had threatened to cut off aid for Honduras over the caravan. "We have today informed the countries of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador that if they allow their citizens, or others, to journey through their borders and up to the United States, with the intention of entering our country illegally, all payments made to them will STOP (END)!" Trump tweeted on Tuesday evening. "Anybody entering the United States illegally will be arrested and detained, prior to being sent back to their country!" he added in another post.


Is it possible to have work-life balance? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Author Tiffany Dufu believes that we can all be a little better about letting things slide.

I find thinking about work-life balance exhausting. The idea that we all should strive for a perfect equilibrium of work, family, health, and friendship seems like a recipe for stress. Anytime Ive attempted to achieve it, Ive failed miserably and felt worse about myself. As a result, Ive given up aiming for it altogether.

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Restored Republic via a GCR as of Oct. 17, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Oct. 17, 2018

Compiled 17 Oct. 12:01 am EST by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret. CEO, Child Abuse Recovery, Author, Twenty Two Faces, Byingtons Before Its Newsarticles on a Satanic Cabal CIA & Vatican-sponsored international Pedophile Child Trafficking Ring:

Source: Dinar Chronicles

The below is a summary of information from the Internet. It would be up to the individual reader to do their own research and decide whether or not it is valid. Patience is a Virtue. Having Virtue is a sign of a good moral being. Good moral beings have the power to overcome evil and change the world.

Judy Note: A Stock Market Crash began last Thurs. Oct. 11, continued through Mon. Oct. 15, yet revived a little Tues. Oct. 16 upon (fake?) positive reports of certain businesses. Before public chaos erupted during a financial collapse currency holders worldwide would be given an opportunity to redeem their currencies. With a Mon. Oct. 15 800#s release delay resolved, it was reported that money started moving into the banks on Sun. Oct. 14 and bank codes were released, plus some accounts were made liquid today, Oct. 16. Groups were told they would be notified tomorrow Wed. Oct. 17. Bruce felt that the 800#s would come out within the next 2 days, or Wed., Thurs. or Friday Oct. 17, 18, 19. By Nov. 3 or 4 over 57,000 indictments on big name pedophile elites were to be served. It was unsure if mass arrests would begin on BOOM Surrender Day Oct. 19, or wait until after the November election. The expected chaos during mass arrests had the potential to activate the Emergency Broadcast System and temporary Martial Law.

Correction: I incorrectly reported that the Zim Bond would be phased out by Nov. 1. From what I now understand there would be no phasing out of the particular Zim Bonds we held, plus our Zim rates would be determined by the amount needed for our specific humanitarian projects.

A. Summary as of Early Morning...


Internet Censorship Just Took An Unprecedented Leap Forward, And Hardly Anyone Noticed "IndyWatch Feed World"

While most indie media was focused on debating the way people talk about Kanye West and the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an unprecedented escalation in internet censorship took place

by Caitlin Johnstone

While most indie media was focused on debating the way people talk about Kanye West and the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an unprecedented escalation in internet censorship took place which threatens everything we all care about. It received frighteningly little attention.

After a massive purge of hundreds of politically oriented pages and personal accounts for inauthentic behavior, Facebook rightly received a fair amount of criticism for the nebulous and hotly disputed basis for that action.

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Nearly half the world lives on less than $5.50 a day, says World Bank "IndyWatch Feed World"

Almost half the worlds people 3.4 billion people still struggle to meet basic needs, the World Bank said today.


The Hilton Effect: The hotel looks back on its trillion-dollar global impact "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hilton is marking 100 years with a look at the dramatic impact the brand has had on the world

A few weeks ago, I stowed away on Norwegian Airs Fill A Plane campaign, where they transformed their brand-new Boeing 737 Max passenger plane into a cargo jet and filled it to the brim with supplies bound for a UNICEF outpost in Chad. After a long flight from Copenhagen to NDjamena, we unloaded the plane. While the 13 tons of supplies2,000 water purifiers, 1,000 doses of antibiotics, 35,000 packs of rehydration salts, and morewere headed to the Gaoui refugee camp and local hospitals, we were headed to our hotel. After rolling in a convoy through darkened dirt roads, we pulled up to the hotela Hilton, one of the few hotels that had remained open in the Central African country.

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(Video) Anonymous Official -- None of this Makes Sense "IndyWatch Feed World"

Published on Oct 9, 2018

NONE Of This Makes Sense See This Before it is Deleted 2018-2019 EVENTS WORLD NEWS ALIENS


Trumps Alliance with Body-Choppers, Death Squads and Child Killers "IndyWatch Feed World"

The White House warmly greeted the electoral success of Brazilian Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, ardent champion of torturers, military dictators, death squads and free marketers.

President Trump grovels, grunts and glories before Israel, as his spiritual guide Benjamin Netanyahu celebrates the Sabbath with the weekly murders and maiming of hundreds of unarmed Palestinians, especially youngsters.

These are President Trumps natural allies. They share his values and interests while each retains their particular method of disposing of the cadavers of adversaries and dissenters.

We will proceed to discuss the larger political-economic context in which the trio of monsters operate. We will analyze the benefits and advantages which lead President Trump to ignore and even praise, actions which violate Americas democratic values and sensibilities.

In conclusion, we will examine the consequences and risks which result from Trumps embrace of the trio.

The Context for Trumps Triple Alliance

President Trumps intimate ties with the worlds most unsavory regimes flows from several strategic interests. In the case of Saudi Arabia, it includes military bases; the financing of international mercenaries and terrorists; multi-billion-dollar arms sales; oil profits; and covert alliances with Israel against Iran, Syria and Yemen.

In order to secure these Saudi assets, the White House is more than willing to assume certain socio-political costs.

The US eagerly sells weapons and provides advisers to Saudis genocidal invasion, murder and starvation of millions of Yeminis. The White House alliance against Yemen has few monetary rewards or political advantages as well as negative propaganda value.

However, with few other client states in the region, Washington makes do with Prince Salman the salami slicer.

The US ignores Saudi financing of Islamic terrorists against US allies in Asia (the Philippines) and Afghanistan as well as rival thugs in Syria and Libya.

Alas when a pro-US collaborator like Washington Post journalist and US resident Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated, President Trump was forced to adopt the pretense of an investigation in order to distance from the Riyadh mafia.He subsequently exonerated butcher boy bin Salman: he invented a flagrant lie-blaming rogue elements in charge of the interrogation, read...


Is Tony Blair a Traitor to Britain to Help Politicians in EU? "IndyWatch Feed World"

QUESTION: Is Tony Blair just a traitor to the British People to help his fellow politicians in Europe?


ANSWER: Yes.  Tony Blair is out there pitching for another Brexit referendum as Prime Minister Theresa May, who also did not want to exit the EU, will be unable to secure a parliamentary majority and this seems to be an intentional plot to overturn BREXIT. Even the propaganda they use with regard to trade is misrepresenting the entire scheme. Britain is FAR BETTER off under BREXIT than remaining within the EU. Any trade deal is subject to the veto of any one of 28 member states. Britain CANNOT reach an independent trade deal for its own people for the French have always vetoed Britain. Lets face the facts. Britain loses EVERY major case in the European court. This is all about protecting governments not about what is best for the people. Britain will collapse with the EU if it does not break the chains which bind it.


Italy Sends it Budget to Brussels "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Italian Government has gone and adopted the controversial draft budget for the coming financial year. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said that the budget plan would keep the governments promises, and keep the public finances in order. The government has now forwarded the draft to the EU Commission in Brussels for consideration. This is where we will see the clash of cultures between the people and austerity that focuses on the debt holders not the people.

What is unique in this budget is the introduction of a basic income for the poor, an earlier retirement age promised during the elections, and tax relief for the self-employed. The losers will be the Banks who lose tax breaks. In order to finance these costly campaign promises, the government plans a significantly higher level of new debt in 2019 than had been promised by the previous government. Therein lies the clash with Brussels as Italy embarks on a confrontation course with the EU.

Under the EU rules, the upper limit for the debt ratio of no more than 60% GDP is the criteria set by austerity. Italy is already sitting on a debt of more than 130%. Only Greece comes in the Eurozone on an even high percentage ratio. Economy Minister Giuseppe Tria made a public statement that he was confident that he could explain the budget to the European Commission. Italy must increase its spending to get the economy off the ground. The deficit target of 2.4% of GDP is normal.  He has publicly stated that the idea that this budget could blow up Europe is completely unfounded.

The economic guidelines of austerity are completely unreasonable. In joining the Eurozone, the German debt converted with no appreciable impact. In southern Europe, converting their past debts to Euro doubled their real past debt obligations. Previously, their currencies naturally depreciated ensuring that debt repayment was always with cheap currencies. Under the Euro scheme, the rise in the Euro from 80 cents to $1.60 imposed a tremendous deflationary wave upon southern Europe from which the damage has been inescapable.


INJUSTICE For All the real creed children should be saying in any pledge of Allegiance "IndyWatch Feed World"

Thousands of legal immigrants are facing a critical decision after their Temporary Protected Status ends. Those who have had children who have been born in America and grew up here speaking English and are legal U.S. citizens are facing the unreasonable prospect of being forced to return to a country because their parents would be kicked out. When you have created Temporary Protected Status that allowed people to migrate to the United States LEGALLY and they have been here for years raising children even for a decade, it is inhuman to throw these people out breaking up families. God and family MUST come before governments and when you pass laws that are black and white, you end up with injustice.

There was such a parent who had a photo business in the World Trade Center. A loan agent had sold him on the idea of borrowing money to buy a development machine so he would not have to send out rolls of film to be processed by someone else. He filled out the bank form and assumed the man was an American citizen. He had an American wife and 5 American children. He had been brought to America by his parents when he was 3 years old. He himself grew up as an America. When 911 came and everything was destroyed, the Bank did their check to see if they could get out of any claims and saw that he never went down to swear in as an American and turn him over to the DOJ for bank fraud. He went to trial and the court-appointed lawyers have a virtual perfect track record 99% losers. Now he was convicted of bank fraud and sentenced to 5 years in prison. That was not the end of the injustice, for then a convicted felon, he was automatically deported. His wif...


Hillary Defends Bills Affair with Monica as OK in light of the Kavanaugh hearings "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hillary is all over the press defending Bills affairs because as always, the Clintons are the exception to all laws. In light of the vicious attack that the Democrats launched on Brett Kavanaugh, one must reflect on just how standards seem to have changed.

The period when Kavanaugh was accused of his conduct 36 years ago, that was the age of free love and the Womens Movement. That was symbolized best by Helen Reddys song of 1971 I am Women. Whatever took place back then is now being judged by todays standards. We have Teresa Klein, who called the Police on a Black Child she falsely accused of groping her simply because he bumped into her with his back-pack. Things have just gone crazy.

The Womens Movement is said to have begun with the protests against the Miss America Pageant. On September 7th, 1968, a group of women converged on Atlantic City in New Jersey to protest the 42nd Miss America Pageant. They protested saying that All Women Are Beautiful, and If you want meat, go to the butcher. They called the pageant sexist because women were judged on looks. Even in any relationship, the person must be physically attractive to start with. However, not everyone wants a Miss America type. People who are really heavy find others attractive who are similar. There has to be some physical attraction and diversity exist...


Crimea terrorist attack: 18 killed, dozens injured in explosion in Kerch college "IndyWatch Feed World"

The powerful blast, which rocked a college on Wednesday, was initially attributed to a gas leak. But an hour later the Russian anti-terrorism committee confirmed that an improvised explosive device. The device was reportely detonated in the canteen. Most of the victims are students of the college, a local human rights ombudswoman said.

Egypt extends state of emergency for another 3 months "IndyWatch Feed World"

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi yesterday ordered the extension of a nation-wide state of emergency for another three months. According to the presidential decree, the state of emergency went into effect yesterday and will last until 15 January 2019. Under the extension, the armed and the security forces shall take the necessary measures to confront all threats and funding of terrorism to maintain security across the country, and protect public and private property and lives of citizens, the decree read.

Phillip Cross: The Mystery Wikipedia Editor Targeting Anti-War Sites "IndyWatch Feed World"

In June, the BBC reported that someone operating under the name Philip Cross had been extraordinarily active in editing Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit... Philip Cross has made hundreds of thousands of edits to Wikipedia pages. But in the process hes angered anti-war activists and critics of British and Western foreign policy, who claim hes been biased against them.

Saudi Consul In Istanbul Relieved Of Post, To Face Investigation Over Khashoggi Murder "IndyWatch Feed World"

It looks like the Saudis have found their fall guy... Not long after the UN's top human rights official called for diplomatic immunity to be suspended for those found responsible for the death of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkish media and Reuters are reporting that Consul General of Saudi Arabia Mohammad al-Otaibi has been recalled to Riyadh, relieved of his duties, and will face an investigation following reports that Khashoggi had been killed in al-Otaibi's office, and that the doctor who dismembered Khashoggi's corpse had asked al-Otaibi to leave the room.

Here's Fresh Evidence Student Loans Are a Massive, Generational Scam "IndyWatch Feed World"

Over the centuries, America has bestowed generous, state-sponsored privileges upon select classes of its citizens. Veterans and old people get free socialized healthcareand, for the most part, they love it. Corporations (who count as people, look it up) get sweet tax breaks and, in the case of defense contractors, no-bid deals to build extremely expensive weapons unlikely to be used in the near future. And young people get thousands and thousands of dollars of student loans to pay for college, putting them in a hole they might spend the rest of their lives digging out of.

US doctors baffled as rare spinal disease spreads across 22 states "IndyWatch Feed World"

US health officials have issued a warning about a rare condition which attacks the nervous system and spinal cord after 62 new cases of the little-known disease were confirmed across 22 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) took steps to warn about the symptoms of acute flaccid myelitis(AFM) after doctors recorded a jump in cases this year.

Venezuela Ditches US Dollar, Will Use Euros For International Trade "IndyWatch Feed World"

Venezuela has just taken the next step in its quest to "free" itself from the tyranny of US dollar hegemony. One year after the country said it would stop accepting US dollars as payment for its (ever shrinking) oil exports (saying the country's state-run oil company would accept payment in yuan instead), Venezuelan Vice President for Economy Tareck El Aissami said Tuesday that Venezuela will officially purge the dollar from its exchange market in favor of euros.

Who Bought the $1.6 Trillion of New US National Debt Over the Past 12 Months? "IndyWatch Feed World"

So far in this fiscal year, which just started on October 1, the US gross national debt the total debt issued by the US government has jumped by $138 billion in just 11 business days, fueled by a stupendous spending binge and big-fat tax cuts, to a breath-taking $21.654 trillion, after having jumped $1.27 trillion in fiscal 2018. And these are the good times!

UAE arms dealer lobbied highest-level German decision makers to waive export controls, Wikileaks document reveals. "IndyWatch Feed World"

UAE businessman Abbas Ibrahim Yousef Al Yousef told the International Court of Arbitration in 2010 that he successfully lobbied highest-level German decision-makers to ease their restrictions on arms sales to the Middle-East, a document published by Wikileaks reveals. The LeClerc tanks that Al Yousef helped to export are currently being used in the onslaught of Yemen by the Saudi coalition.

Supreme Court agrees to hear case that could determine whether Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies can censor their users "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could determine whether users can challenge social media companies on free speech grounds.

Why Bill Gates is worried "IndyWatch Feed World"

Why does Bill Gates think that "decades of stunning progress in the fight against poverty and disease may be on the verge of stalling.


7 Ways to Make Any Man Fall For You "IndyWatch Feed World"

Have you ever felt like you just didnt know what you were doing when it came to love? It is almost like no matter what you try nothing ever works out right.

Romance and love are two very complicated and confusing things. When it comes to getting a guy to fall for you, you have to do several things that most people forget are actually important. There are ways to make men fall for you but chances are youre not doing those things at all.

Below I am going to go over some of the best tips I have learned throughout the years. While some are things you might think you do, you probably dont do them the way you should. If you do these things, you will be able to get a man to fall for you without a problem. You are worth a lot more than you realize. Psychologists suggest all of these things, they will not only benefit you in your walk of love but also your walk of life.

7 Ways to Make A Man Fall For You:

1. Make eye contact.

This lets him know you are interested in what he is saying or just him in general. Eye contact is important, even if youre a bit shy it can make a huge difference. Making eye contact shows you are a confident individual.

2. Be a good listener, always.

Listen to the things he has to say and dont let things go in one ear and out the other. If you are really bored with the things he has to say, should you be wasting time on him in the first place? You have to find some kind of common ground and build from there.

3. Be yourself no matter what.

Dont try to be someone you are not. Be who you are and true to yourself no matter what. If he likes you for you, he will stick around. You dont want someone getting into a relationship with you thinking you are a completely different person than you really are, do you?

4. Take care of yourself and look your best.

Self-care is so important! While you dont have to look like a supermodel 24/7 do try and take care of yourself. Looking your best can mean many different things to many different people.

5. Dont be afraid to ask questions.

Do not hesitate to ask questions, because sometimes questions need to be asked. This allows you to get to know him more and shows him that you have a genuine interest in him.

6. Do things that make you happy.

Dont force yourself to...


(Video) X22 Report -- Episode 1691: Trump Confirms Plan | Trump Preparing the Masses "IndyWatch Feed World"

Published on Oct 16, 2018

US job opening hits a record high, 1.2 million job vacancies. The statistical information is so far from reality right now, if this was true we would see wages sky rocketing, but we don't. The American people are not keeping up with the inflation, from last year to this year wages have gone up .5%. Peter Schiff warns of another recession. Trump confirms that plan, right on schedule.

Published on Oct 16, 2018

Trump lays into Senator Warren, the DNA test is backfiring and the Native Americans are agreeing with Trump, Warren is not Native American. More evidence has come out that McCabe leaked information. Wolfe has been brought up on charges, these charges are for lying to the FBI, but behind the scenes he most likely flipped and it testifying on all the others who put him up to leaking the FISA document. Trump tells Honduras if you continue with the deep state policy funding will be cutoff. The MSM is pushing their narrative that Saudi Arabia is responsible, they want them to admit, Trump says it could be rogue elements. The deep state is trying to push their agenda. Deep state tries to block peace talks in Afghanistan. Libya getting ready for elections, and a political solution is coming for Syria. Trump tweet more bread to get the American people ready for the declass, more carpet bombs on the way.


3 Ways Facebook is Becoming a Censorship Arm of the US Government "IndyWatch Feed World"

Facebook has lately announced a series of major steps it would take to combat fake news and the global spread of misinformation that it says could influence elections, but the more we learn about just who it is Facebook is partnering with in this endeavor, the clearer it becomes that these initiatives are not at all designed to foster independent thought and discourse, but to ultimately ensure that public online discourse doesn't stray too far from official state narratives.

Mark Weisbrot, a co-director at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, recently slammed Facebooks decision to work with US government-funded organizations as "Orwellian" especially given the fact these organizations themselves "specialize in overseas propaganda."

Thus while claiming to fight Russian, Iranian, and other propaganda these very groups will strictly enforce an official establishment Washington and NATO view of world events.

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"The Circle..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"With us the circle stands for the togetherness of people who sit with one another around a fire, relatives and friends united in peace, while the Pipe passes from hand to hand. Once all the families in the villages were in turn circles within a larger circle, part of the larger hoop of the nation. The nation was only part of the universe, in itself circular circles within circles, within circles, with no beginning and no end. To us this is beautiful and fitting; symbol and reality at the same time, expressing the harmony of nature and life. Our circle is timeless, flowing; it is new life emerging from death life winning out over death.
- John (Fire) Lame Deer

Brule, "Stomp Dance"


"A Look to the Heavens" "IndyWatch Feed World"

What powers the Heart Nebula? The large emission nebula dubbed IC 1805 looks, in whole, like a heart. The nebula's glow - as well as the shape of the gas and dust clouds - is powered by by stellar winds and radiation from massive hot stars in the nebula's newborn star cluster Melotte 15. 
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This deep telescopic image maps the pervasive light of narrow emission lines from atoms of hydrogen, oxygen, and sulfur in the nebula. The field of view spans just over two degrees on the sky, so that it appears larger than four times the diameter of a full moon. The cosmic heart is found in the constellation of Cassiopeia, the boastful mythical Queen of Aethiopia.


"Ten Rules For Being Human" "IndyWatch Feed World"

 "Ten Rules For Being Human"
by Cherie Carter-Scott

Rule One:
You will receive a body. You may love it or hate it, but it will be yours for the duration
of your life on Earth.

Rule Two:
You will be presented with lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called 'life.'
Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons
or hate them, but you have designed them as part of your curriculum.

Rule Three:
There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of experimentation,
a series of trials, errors, and occasional victories. The failed experiments
are as much a part of the process as the experiments that work.

Rule Four:
A lesson is repeated until learned. Lessons will be repeated to you in various
forms until you have learned them. When you have learned them,
you can then go on to the next lesson.

Rule Five:
Learning does not end. There is no part of life that does not contain lessons.
If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.

Rule Six:
'There' is no better than 'here'. When your 'there' has become a 'here,' you will
simply obtain a 'there' that will look better to you than your present 'here'.

Rule Seven:
Others are only mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another
person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself.

Rule Eight:
What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need.
What you do with them is up to you.

Rule Nine:
Your answers lie inside of you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.

Rule Ten:
You will forget all of this at birth. You can remember it if you want by


Chet Raymo, This View of Life, With Its Several Powers "IndyWatch Feed World"

 This View of Life, With Its Several Powers
by Chet Raymo

Somewhere in his "lost" notebooks Loren Eiseley writes of the pleasure of exploding a puffball in a woodland clearing, or shaking seeds out of their pods. As I recall, he takes a gleeful satisfaction in messing with evolution, in hurrying the process along.

I remember identifying with that sentiment when I read it. I like exploding puffballs too. Dropping insects into spider webs. Picking up turtles that are half-way across a road and placing them in a ditch on the other side. Most of all I like breaking off the stalks of ripe milkweeds and shaking them gloriously in a meadow on a breezy day. Love that snowstorm of fecund parachutes blowing hither and yon. Love the idea that I am helping the monarch butterflies that feed and breed exclusively on milkweed.

Yes, I know, in the great scheme of things my random intrusions into the grinding engine of evolution won't make an iota's worth of difference. The problems besetting monarch butterflies won't be significantly alleviated by one more milkweed plant. And that turtle I put in the ditch may just turn around and head back across the road. Still, I take a childish pleasure in mixing it up. Of helping the natural in natural selection. Of kicking up a little dust on the tangled bank. We live in a creative universe, Eiseley said. Let's be creative."
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Woman Says Shes Still Shaking After Finding the Worlds Oldest Message In A Bottle "IndyWatch Feed World"

Shells, nightmarish sea monsters, even trash  the ocean doesnt skimp on the weird stuff it sends washing ashore. However, its rare to stumble upon something that turns out to be worthy of a museum showcase. Yet, thats exactly what happened to a family in Australia, who randomly discovered the worlds oldest message in a bottle while casually []


"After A Time..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing,
after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.

- Mr. Spock, Star Trek, "Amok Time"


"The Best That Can Be Said..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

Your country ain't your blood. Remember that.
- Santino Sonny Corleone
"The Best That Can Be Said..."

"If a society permits one portion of its citizenry to be menaced or destroyed, then, very soon, no one in that society is safe. The forces thus released in the people can never be held in check, but run their devouring course, destroying the very foundations which it was imagined they would save. But we are unbelievably ignorant concerning what goes on in our country- to say nothing of what goes on in the rest of the world- and appear to have become too timid to question what we are told. Our failure to trust one another deeply enough to be able to talk to one another has become so great that people with these questions in their hearts do not speak them; our opulence is so pervasive that people who are afraid to lose whatever they think they have persuade themselves of the truth of a lie, and help disseminate it; and God help the innocent here, that man or woman who simply wants to love, and be loved. Unless th...


Mystery of Jesus Turning Water to Wine Reveled as Archaeologists Make Shock Discovery "IndyWatch Feed World"

MYSTERY has surrounded the site of Jesuss first miracle for centuries, but an answer may finally be at hand. According to the Gospel of John, Jesus changed water into wine during the Wedding at Cana. For hundreds of years, pilgrims have believed the site of the miracle to be Kafr Kanna, a town in northern []


HSBC accused of profiting from coal despite green claims "IndyWatch Feed World"

HSBC is accused of greenwashing as Christian Aid publishes a report highlighting the banks refusal to rule out coal financing in Vietnam, Bangladesh and Indonesia.


Reader: Vote Republican, Midterm "Red Wave" is Life! "IndyWatch Feed World"

Submitted to Operation Disclosure | By Riley

Some people are woefully confused. They think the midterms are just between the Republicans and the Democrats. Those people are wrong! Peopledo the research, find the truth of the matter and be set free!

To know anything about the USA is to know, that without the current strong leadership we have in the Presidency, we all would be smack DAB in the midst of the 3rd world war by now. Obama briefed Trump after the election that was what was going to happen.

But President Trump Took no guff off China and North Koreaand we are not at war!

But the problem with North Korea was only one of the issues. If Clinton had been elected, she would have ushered in the New World Order.

It was her job to do that, and she expected to win. God had other ideas, and praying people listened to God and we are NOT at war for one, and not in the midst of the end of the USA for two!


Vote Republican


Crisis warning as 250,000 Congolese return from Angola "IndyWatch Feed World"

A "fast-developing humanitarian situation" is developing in D R Congo with more than 250,000 Congolese returning from a migrant clampdown in Angola in the last fortnight..


East Africa owes China $29.4bn in infrastructure loans "IndyWatch Feed World"

East African economies have borrowed $29.5 billion from China in the past 10 years to grow their transport, communication, manufacturing and energy sectors.


Do These Ruins Prove The Biblical Story Of Exodus? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Ancient ruins found in the Israeli wilderness could solve the biblical mystery of the Exodus, archaeologists claim. According to the Bible, Moses liberated the Israelites from slavery in Egypt and led them through the wilderness of Sinai, before they crossed the River Jordan into the promised land of Canaan. Yet no historical basis for the legend exists, and []


Before the Law "IndyWatch Feed World"

The limited formal and negative generality of law under liberalism not only makes possible capitalist calculability but also guarantees a minimum of liberty since formal liberty has two aspects and makes available at least legal chances to the weak. For this reason there develops a conflict between the law and the liberties based thereon on the one side, and the requirements of a monopolistic economy on the other side. Under monopolistic capitalism private property in the means of production as the characteristic institution of the entire bourgeois epoch is preserved but general law and contract disappear and are replaced by individual measures on the part of the sovereign.
Franz Neumann, The Change in the Function of Law in Modern Society, 1937

Large Capitalist firms banks as well as monopoly concerns long ago ceased to depend on court proceedings to conduct their affairs with members of other social groups.
Otto Kircheimer, State Structure and Law in the Third Reich, 1935 pamphlet

What is legalism? It is the ethical attitude that holds moral conduct to be a matter of rule following, and moral relationships to consist of duties and rights determined by rules.
Judith N. Shklar, Legalism: Law, Morals, and Political Trials, Harvard University Press, 1964

Do not the bourgeois assert that the present-day distribution is fair? And is it not, in fact, the only fair distribution on the basis of the present-day mode of production? Are economic relations regulated by legal conceptions or do not, on the contrary, legal relations arise from economic ones?
Karl Marx, Critique of the Gotha Program

Watching the Kavanaugh circus the last few weeks I kept thinking about the way in which the general public now views law and justice. I suspect most Americans think of law and legality in terms they have learned from Hollywood TV. Perhaps there is no other area in which the general public relies so extensively on assumptions and cliche as the judicial system. But it also raises questions about the law that I suspect even relatively well educated people never ask themselves.

The entire narrative that is manufactured each time a justice is nominated to the Supreme Court is among the more overblown and hysterical versions of political theatre we are granted but also the most opaque. For the vast majority of people have no real legal knowledge, nor do they understand the intricacies of the entire appellate courts system. Like most things that pass for politics in America, the nomination is treated as a form of American Idol or a beauty pageant.

But there is another issue attached to the spectacle that accompanies Supreme Court nominations and that has to do with a more...


How to Tell Nobel Winner Nadia Murads Story Without Trading on Her Pain "IndyWatch Feed World"

What does it take, in an era wracked by war and trauma, to get the worlds attention? Put another way, whose suffering is worthyof airtime, relief, simple notice?

Our collective field of vision is already crowded with footage of bombed-out zones leveled by man-made, natural, and man-made natural disasters. From them have sprung endless streams of refugeespouring into tent cities, spilling over dinghies, loading into makeshift jails at U.S. border townstheir suffering clear even if its cause is obscured. If it werent for the unholy synergy between media barons, pundits and politicians who no longer bother with such stuporous relics as conflict of interest or deliberative democracy while staging their cage matches, there would be little else to see on the news.

Meanwhile, the arena of nonprofits, NGOs and global relief organizations has become infused with flash as well as cash, as concepts that read like oxymoronsventure capitalism, celebrity advocacy, billionaire philanthropistnot only track but sell big in an economy in which both money and attention count as currency. Seems like it takes a skilled team of media handlers, not to mention the backing of the United Nations and at least one worried celebrity, to even register on the scale of global crisis.

For her part, Yazidi refugee-turned-activist Nadia Murad had access to all of the above. She found high-profile help in the form of her lawyer, Amal Clooney, plus support from international agencies, governments, and filmmaker Alexandria Bombach, whose documentary On Her Shoulders takes the 24-year-old crusader as its focus. Murads campaign to save family and community members under the control of Islamic State propelled her on an international speaking tour and into some of the worlds most exclusive spacesDavos, Canadas Parliament Hill, the U.N.

It also made her into a reluctant kind of star whose fame, judging by many of the interviews and encounters she endures in On Her Shoulders, appears to depend upon the degree to which she has suffered. Murad is asked to tell her story over and over again in horrifying detail: how some 18 members of her family, including her mother, had been killed or were missing since Yazidis in Iraq and Syria were targeted for genocide in 2014 by Islamic State. Other hot topics for her interviewers include how long she had been enslaved, just how many times she was violated by her captors, and how she had escaped. Murad has other, forward-looking questions in mind that she wishes she would be asked instead, such as: What must be done so Yazidis can have their rights? Those close to her mention how telling her story takes a pie...


Galileos 400-Year-Old Lie Is Finally Exposed.The Original Letter Had Been Lost In The Royal Societys Library For 250 Years "IndyWatch Feed World"

A letter penned by Galileo in the 17th century showed he did tone down his anti-religious beliefs to fool the Catholic Church. In the letter, which had been lost in the Royal Societys library for 250 years, Galileo Galilei set down his argument against the churchs belief that the sun orbits the Earth. It was []


Sweden Cancels Traditional Christmas Show; Promotes Islamic Events "IndyWatch Feed World"

Oh Holy Night, a traditional Swedish Christmas concert that has aired on state TV on Christmas Eve for decades, has been canceled this year, according to Swedish news reports. Promotions for the largest outdoor Christmas [...]

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Busted! Elizabeth Warrens Cherokee Cookbook Recipes Were Plagiarized "IndyWatch Feed World"

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren is in hot water after allegations have surfaced that she plagiarized her family Cherokee recipes in the cook book Pow Wow Chow from the New York Times and other publications. [...]

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Beach Boys Star Goes Rogue, Tells What Trump Did For Whitney Houston "IndyWatch Feed World"

Beach Boys singer Mike Love recently told a story that flies in the face of what is perhaps the political lefts favorite narrative; namely, that President Trump is a racist. Mike Love, 77, was at the [...]

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Trump Is Right, The Fed Is Crazy 101 Reasons Why He Must End the Fed "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Federal Reserve has been a scam from the very beginning. If something is not done very rapidly, it is inevitable that our entire financial system is going to suffer an absolutely nightmarish collapse. Donald [...]

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Muslim Refugee Celebrates Swedish Citizenship By Raping Woman in Swimming Pool "IndyWatch Feed World"

A 29-year-old Muslim migrant has been sentenced to prison for raping a Swedish woman at a swimming pool on an island near Stockholm, according to court documents.  According to the judgement, the migrant, who had [...]

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Couple Forced To Cancel Engagement, But 50 Years Later "IndyWatch Feed World"

The idea of star-crossed lovers has been around for a while. Its written about in books, plays and movies, sung about in songs and, sadly, its also something that affects real people living in the real world. While it creates great drama and emotion in the context of art, its one of the most difficult []


Jordan: 'End of 2018 will be Glorious' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Source: Dinar Chronicles

Jordan Sather's latest video puts into perspective the massive effort that is taking place behind the scenes to destroy the cabal...

Check out Congressman Jim Jordan's tweet at 11' 20" in the video...

'Still haven't received from DOJ:

- McCabe memos
- Rosenstein 8/2/17 memo altering scope of Mueller probe
- Unredacted Page FISA App
- Bruce Ohr 302's
- Briefing from US Attorney John Huber

And now Rosenstein won't testify and Glenn Simpson takes the 5th.'
(Jim Jordan tweet)

Here is what Jordan says about the current situation...

'We are getting closer and closer to the unsealing of all those wonderful indictments, and John Huber is basically being activated. This tweet, man, is just letting the public know what is coming.

'They might come before mid-terms, maybe (arrests). I would also not be surprised if they came afterwards. It would seem like much less of a political kind of move. It would give the Deep State a lot less propaganda ammo if these happened after the mid term elections.

'But it's coming. It's coming very soon, guys. As I said, the end of 2018 will be GLORIOUS. It will set us up to make 2019 a true year of ousting the bad guys and setting up ourselves to change these control systems.

'It's going to be a MASSIVE effort. I don't think you, or even I understand how BIG this is going to be. This Great Awakening isn't just mental, it's going to end up being physical too...' (Jordan Sather)


Shakti Lifting Shiva: Women Inspiring Men Against Violence and War "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Hindus say that without Shakti, the personified feminine life force, Shiva, who encompasses the masculine ability to act, becomes a corpse. She is the life energy that animates the male principle, and the male principle in turn animates action in the world. ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes

The personified feminine life force (Shakti) reminds the personified masculine life force (Shiva) that we are a force of interdependent nature first and independent humans second.

What does this mean, exactly? To put it into Darwinian terms, it means that we are, first and foremost, social creatures. We need each other to survive. As such, competition has always been secondary to cooperation; otherwise we wouldnt have survived as a species.

If we wish to continue our survival as a species, it is vital that we allow cooperation to be superior to competition. This means cooperation with the environment as well (Shakti as Gaia). Shakti is here to remind Shiva of this fact. To restore the balance. To make sure he isnt pretending to be asleep.

The problem is that many people, intellectuals and nonintellectuals alike, have confused Darwins discoveries by focusing primarily on competition, and concepts like might makes right. Similar to the way the Nazis hijacked (and falsely portrayed) Nietzsches Overman concept, the modern war machine has hijacked (and falsely portrayed) Darwins might makes right concept.

This has created a dangerously lopsided view of reality: a kind of conquer-control-destroy-repeat mindset that has permeated our culture to such an extent that it has falsely convinced people that war is necessary to keep the peace and that violence is the answer to the problems we face.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Might does not make right. War is not peace (as much as the warmongers and weapons manufacturers want you to believe it). Ignorance is not strength (as much as the uneducated egoists and xenophobic nationalists want you to believe it). Freedom is not slavery (as much as the brainwashed statists and fear-filled status-quo junkies want you to believe it).

Women (and men who are in touch with their anima) have a direct line to the kind of deep wisdom thats necessary to turn the tide of the overreaching, violent war machine that outflanks us all. What Clarissa Pinkola Estes calls the Deep Knowing.

Shakti is Shivas wake-up call:

A nation is not conquered until the hearts of its women are on the ground. Then its finished; no matter how brave its warriors or how stro...


US sanctions Iranian banks, factories & mines "IndyWatch Feed World"

Washington has blacklisted some 20 Iranian companies, including banks, steel mills, zinc mines, and manufacturers of cars, buses and tractors - accused by the US of supporting recruitment of "child soldiers" for Iran. The sanctions target a "multibillion-dollar financial network" that supports the Basij Resistance Force, a volunteer militia that works with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to recruit and train "child soldiers," the Treasury said. "This vast network provides financial infrastructure to the Basij's efforts to recruit, train, and indoctrinate child soldiers who are coerced into combat under the IRGC's direction," said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. One of the 20 entities added to the US Treasury's blacklist on Tuesday is the Bonyad Taavon Basij, the Basij cooperative foundation. The list, however, also includes companies like the Tehran-based Bahman Group, which produces vehicles under license by Mazda, Isuzu and Mitsubishi, and the Iran Tractor...


(Video) The HighWire -- The Brave Ones and the Fight for Truth against Vaccinations "IndyWatch Feed World"

Streamed live on Sep 20, 2018


The book by JB Handley they dont want you to read; Jenny McCarthys fight for truth; RFK Jr., along with Rolf Hazlehurst, reveal unprecedented fraud in the Department of Justice that could save future generations.


Anna Von Reitz -- For those Just Now Awakening "IndyWatch Feed World"

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

For Those Just Now Awakening

Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz

Remember when you were a teenager? How obnoxious you could be and often were?

Oh, yes, you knew everything and your parents knew nothing.

It was all so easy to take in at a glance, with no work and no thought and no effort on your part.

And of course, you were more than willing to blow off your mouth on any subject and present yourself as an expert.

Unfortunately, the "American Awakening Experience" goes through the same awkward, scary, stupid stage.

When people first Wake Up and realize that all is not Yankee Doodle, Fun, and Roses, their almost universal response is:

1. Fear. What does this mean? Where are we? What's going to happen? Who is in control? (During this stage people feel panicked, alarmed, insecure, paranoid, like they want to bolt into the bushes, but most are sensible enough to know that there is nowhere to run.)

2. Anger. Who the hell is responsible for this? Who are all these people? Who or what is trying to harm me and my family and my country? Well, whoever it is, I want a piece! (During this stage people are in a rage. They feel betrayed, They want someone to pay for this mess. They want the guilty parties lined up in front of a firing squad.)

3. Cold Resolve. Whatever needs to be done, I am going to do it. I don't know what exactly to do, but, whatever it is, I am going to do it. (During this stage, people are calm, but still running around doing this and that on a hit or miss basis, not connected with others of like-mind, but be...


The Era of Celebrity Influence Is Over "IndyWatch Feed World"

If you were paying attention, and if you were able to be honest with yourself, you noticed something very interesting happen during the 2016 election. Celebrities became totally irrelevant.

by Tiffany FitzHenry

Right before our eyes, these once walking, talking, receptacles of global influence became a silly, powerless, feckless, impotent, frustrated, angry, little, mob. And we had a front row seat to all of it.

We watched, in real-time, as their worst nightmare came true; we completely stopped caring about them. And our ambivalence is clearly their kryptonite.

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Anna Von Reitz -- Note to the Rest of the World "IndyWatch Feed World"

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Note to the Rest of the World:

Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz

No, we did not leave you behind or adrift or struggling all by yourselves.

The Megalomaniacs who set this System up abused our Copyright Office, our Patent Office, and our Trademark Office to accomplish all this fraud against living people.

That means that with the Delegated Powers returned to us fair and square, we are now able to sort through and return the purloined intellectual property to the actual owners.

Please be aware that this was all done by British Territorial United States operatives and Bar Association Members ---- not by our actual American Government and certainly not by the American States or People.

We have no interest in keeping anything that isn't ours and will rest easier when all the other countries are properly back on the map and all the other people are in full possession and enjoyment of their Good Names and assets, too.

Each country is responsible for making its own correction in terms of correcting its own public records, restoring its own lawful government, and resolving its own "national debt" once it has access to its "national credit". And, obviously, each country will need to address their own banks and guilty bankers and politicians.

Most of the original Plotters are long dead, so there is no direct satisfaction possible, but we can fully expose who they were and what they did and we can guard our countries from ever being afflicted by such parasites again.

We will assist to the extent we can and stand with and stand by all the other people who have been impoverished and defrauded by these monsters in suits....


The Tyranny of Fashion: Shredding Banksy "IndyWatch Feed World"

The modern art world is filled with pranks and pranksters, the clowns who have decided that play counts for art.  Brattish artists foist a range of projects and conceptual themes upon art galleries who, foolishly, see emperors decked in the finest wear. They refuse to consider that the wear is absent, an expensive mirage that tells to an old tale of the imperial ruler without clothes.

This is a world of transaction, appearance and display, based on conceit and seduction, the toying by the super star artist of the necessarily gullible, and the acceptance on their part they are bearing witness to the exceptional.  When Banksys Girl with Balloon was shredded at Sothebys (a sort of art styled seppuku), it was subsequently, and all too quickly, transformed into Love is in the Bin.  Technicians in the room did not seem too fussed by the occurrence, and diligently went about their business of retouching the new piece for the market amidst nervous laughter and much tittering.  Banksys own company Pest Control granted the work a new certificate. Another prank had been played.

The anonymous woman who had initially bid for the previous painting at the point of shredding found herself in raptures, but had to play along as initially shocked.  (She may well have been, but this posture seemed distinctly contrived.)  The 1,042,000 was well spent, thank you very much.   When the hammer came down last week and the work was shredded, I was at first shocked, but gradually I began to realise that I would end up with my own piece of art history, came the observation from the buyer.

Marketing executive Stephanie Fielding feels that Sothebys would have been in on it.  One would hope in an age of security consciousness they would have known that such a contraption was inside the artwork.  Sothebys did little to dispel this notion, boasting that the new work had been created in our salesroom, and was the first work in history ever created during a live auction.  Its employees also added to the tattle, a layering of playfulness.  I dont think we knew, came the guarded receptionist, but were not allowed to say anymore.

Put another way, in an age constipated by its preoccupation with health and safety mania, Banksy would never have been able to pull this off without collaborating insiders and complicit agents.  Not that it convinces the likes of photographer Matteo Pe...


You can be sure Hillary is getting extremely nervous as US midterm election polls tighten "IndyWatch Feed World"

In case you haven't been paying attention, the Republicans are going to remain in control of both the House and the Senate in a couple of weeks. Since their flawless victory over the Democrats in the fight to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the Republican base is more energized now than at any point since November 2016. They say pictures are worth a thousand words... so, here's one. And if you don't think the person that is most worried about this picture is Hillary Clinton, then you haven't been paying attention. But, to get to Hillary, I'll have to connect a few dots.


Study Finds that Sea Snails Will Dissolve Within Our Oceans, As They Become More Acidic "IndyWatch Feed World"

As the ocean becomes more and more acidic, the way of life for all marine animals is changing. These little snails are in for much more than they might realize.

Shelled marine creatures, according to a recent study, might be in more danger than youd think. Researchers from several different Universities in the UK and in Japan worked together to assess the impact of rising carbon dioxide levels on their shells and found that a negative impact would ensue. The thickness of their shells was going down and through this, the structure was weakening.

The abstract of this study goes as follows:

Ocean acidification is expected to negatively impact many calcifying marine organisms by impairing their ability to build their protective shells and skeletons, and by causing dissolution and erosion. Here we investigated the large predatory triton shell gastropod Charonia lampas in acidified conditions near CO2 seeps off Shikine-Jima (Japan) and compared them with individuals from an adjacent bay with seawater pH at present-day levels (outside the influence of the CO2 seep). By using computed tomography we show that acidification negatively impacts their thickness, density, and shell structure, causing visible deterioration to the shell surface. Periods of aragonite undersaturation caused the loss of the apex region and exposing body tissues. While gross calcification rates were likely reduced near CO2 seeps, the corrosive effects of acidification were far more pronounced around the oldest parts of the shell. As a result, the capacity of C. lampas to maintain their shells under ocean acidification may be strongly driven by abiotic dissolution and erosion, and not under biological control of the calcification process. Understanding the response of marine calcifying organisms and their ability to build and maintain their protective shells and skeletons will be important for our understanding of future marine ecosystems.

Basically, they are in danger and as these levels rise their shells will begin disappearing. Many fish or marine animals with shells might see this kind of change depending on which part of the ocean they are in. These effects are based on increased stress that comes from the pH levels in the water being too low.

Dr. Ben Harvey assistant Professor from the Shimoda Marine Research Center told Science Daily as follows:

Ocean acidification is a clear threat to marine life, acting as a stressor for many marine animals. Here we found that the ability of the trit...


Stop Lying to Yourself, You Need Someone Who Is Going to Be There For You "IndyWatch Feed World"

As human beings, we tend to settle far more often than we should both in life and in love. We let other people walk all over us and we dont put ourselves first in the ways that we SHOULD.

You should never let someone walk all over you. We are only in this world for a short period of time and we need to be making the most of it while we can. YOU are the only person that gets to decide where your life takes you. You deserve someone who will be by your side through all of the shit life throws your way. You should NEVER let someone who cuts you down stick around.

People who only wish to benefit off of our existence and refuse to offer forth any effort do not deserve a place in our lives. If someone is going to milk you for all you have you need to stop letting them. There have to be lines drawn and boundaries set. In this world, there are far more people wishing to do harm to others than there are those that do good.

If you are someone that is constantly helping others you need to know when to retreat. Being kind and generous will only get you so far. Sure, there is nothing wrong with being there for the people who need you but dont be there for those who would not be there for you. You should not be putting your all into people who dont really give a shit about you.

People who only come around when they need something from you are only throwing you bite-sized pieces of what they have to offer. They will never commit to you in the ways you will to them. We meet a lot of temporary people in this life and you cannot avoid it. Knowing how to cut them out of your life is one of the most important things you can learn.

Some people only want to be around you to use you. They want to take and take but are never willing to give. These kinds of people are the kinds of people we should all be doing our best to stay away from. Surround yourself with people who genuinely care for you. Find people that are there for you in your hardest hours and by your side when you really need them. Those are the people you need to be around.

Learning how to turn people away and closing yourself off a bit wont be easy but it will be one of the best things you ever accomplish. This is something that will open so many doors for you because it promotes a positive environment. Sure, sometimes we go through things and need to be patient in order to get out on the other side but that is no excuse for when it comes to letting others treat us like shit.

This is your life, go live it. Do whatever you want and be whoever you want. You do not have to answer to those who are only holding you back.

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"Dietary Scientists, Make Up Your Minds!" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Dietary Scientists, Make Up Your Minds!"
by Tom Purcell

"According to a recent study published in the journal Alcoholism, low-level alcohol use one or two snorts of hooch on occasion may benefit cardiovascular disease, but it increases the risk of cancer. To which I respond: Oh, cmon! I dont know if our scientists have noticed, but our country is politically and culturally divided. Our people are agitated and angry. Lifes simple pleasures are among the few things about which we have any consensus these days. Yet for years, our simple pleasures have been under scientific assault.

Back in the 90s, a series of alarming reports told us that movie-theater popcorn would congest our arteries worse than eating Crisco right out of the can. Then we learned that Chinese food would fatten us, and that a hearty fast-food breakfast could be so risky we might not make it to lunch. For years, we were told that red meat is bad for our hearts. But now, were being told that it is also causing climate change so we need to start eating bugs instead!

Look, too few Americans are aware of where our food comes from and what is in it which partly helps explain our obesity epidemic. But its awfully frustrating that our scientists cant seem to make up their minds. For years, they told us coffee was bad for us before deciding that, in moderation, it stimulates our arteries, and protects against Parkinsons disease, type 2 diabetes and liver disease. Coffee certainly makes my noggin sharper as the workday begins!


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The Poet: Stephen LevineHalf Life "IndyWatch Feed World"

Half Life

"We walk through half our life
as if it were a fever dream,
barely touching the ground,
our eyes half open,
our heart half closed.

Not half knowing who we are,
we watch the ghost of us drift
from room to room,
through friends and lovers
never quite as real as advertised.

Not saying half we mean
or meaning half we say,
we dream ourselves
from birth to birth
seeking some true self.

Until the fever breaks
and the heart can not abide
a moment longer
as the rest of us awakens,
summoned from the dream,
not half caring for anything but love."

~ Stephen Levine


"Focusing On the Present: How to Release Regrets and Anxieties" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Focusing On the Present:
 How to Release Regrets and Anxieties"
by Melissa Chu

If you are depressed you are living in the past. 
If you are anxious you are living in the future. 
If you are at peace you are living in the present.
 - Lao Tzu

"Each and every one of us has two lives. Throughout our existence, we experience both simultaneously. Sometimes, both lives are aligned. Other times, they are worlds apart. They are our outer lives and our inner lives.

Our outer lives reflect where we are physically: sitting at a desk facing a computer, walking along a trail, or eating a weekday dinner at home. A quick glance is all it takes for someone to see the current state of your outer life. Our inner lives, though, are where our thoughts, pains, and desires exist. While we might be at work or spending time with family, our minds are floating somewhere else. We could be fixated on a traumatic incident or worrying about an undesirable fate. From looking at someone, it would be difficult to observe their inner state.

To be sure, reflecting on the past or worrying abou...


The New York Times is cutting its online price, but theres a catch "IndyWatch Feed World"

The $12.99/month package bundles online access to the Times with nearly unlimited e-books, audiobooks, and other material from Scribd.

With 3.8 million subscribers2.9 million paying just for digital accessthe New York Times has been one of the early success stories for paywalls, which partly or completely limit access to non-subscribers. Now its sweetening the deal to keep growing, by bundling its Basic Digital Access subscription with the e-book and audiobook service Scribd, for a $12.99 month-to-month fee (after a 30-day free trial).

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The Dark Story Behind 'Man-Made Global Warming,' Those Who Created It - And Why "IndyWatch Feed World"

The recent UN global warming conference under auspices of the deceptively-named International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded its meeting in South Korea discussing how to drastically limit global temperature rise. Mainstream media is predictably retailing various panic scenarios "predicting" catastrophic climate change because of man-made emissions of Greenhouse Gases, especially CO2, if drastic changes in our lifestyle are not urgently undertaken. There is only one thing wrong with all that. It's based on fake science and corrupted climate modelers who have reaped by now billions in government research grants to buttress the arguments for radical change in our standard of living. We might casually ask "What's the point?" The answer is not positive. The South Korea meeting of the UN IPCC discussed measures needed, according to their computer models, to limit global temperature rise tobelow 1.5 Centigrade above levels of the pre-industrial era. One of the panel members and...

SOTT FOCUS: The Dark Story Behind 'Man-Made Global Warming', Those Who Created it - And Why "IndyWatch Feed World"

The recent UN global warming conference under auspices of the deceptively-named International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded its meeting in South Korea discussing how to drastically limit global temperature rise. Mainstream media is predictably retailing various panic scenarios "predicting" catastrophic climate change because of man-made emissions of Greenhouse Gases, especially CO2, if drastic changes in our lifestyle are not urgently undertaken. There is only one thing wrong with all that. It's based on fake science and corrupted climate modelers who have reaped by now billions in government research grants to buttress the arguments for radical change in our standard of living. We might casually ask "What's the point?" The answer is not positive. The South Korea meeting of the UN IPCC discussed measures needed, according to their computer models, to limit global temperature rise to below 1.5 Centigrade above levels of the pre-industrial era. One of the panel members and...


Stephen Hawking's newly published essays reveal dark prediction: Wealthy will create 'superhuman race' "IndyWatch Feed World"

A collection of newly published essays written by Stephen Hawking before his death reveal the iconic physicist believed wealthy people could create a new race of "superhumans" by editing their children's DNA. The collection of articles and essays, which has appeared in part in the Sunday Times, will be published in their entirety as a book called: 'Brief Answers to the Big Questions', due to be released on October 16. Hawking, who died in March, writes that he is sure breakthroughs in genetic engineering will allow people to create a superhuman race within this century. He also predicted that while laws will try to prevent it, the rich and greedy will be unable to resist the temptation.


""Never Forget..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Take risks! That is really what life is about. We must pursue our own happiness. Nobody has ever lived our lives; there are no guidelines. Trust your instincts. Accept nothing but the best. But then also look for it carefully. Don't allow it to slip between your fingers. Sometimes, good things come to us in a such a quiet fashion. And nothing comes complete. It is what we make of whatever we encounter that determines the outcome. What we choose to see, what we choose to save. And what we choose to remember. Never forget that all the love in your life is there, inside you, always."
- Linda Olsson


Humanity 2.0?! The transhumanism agenda has gone totally mainstream "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mel here. This is a rant but I couldn't help it. This is happening. First it was occult, then science fiction and fringe, and now transhumanism has gone totally mainstream. That's the level that we're at now, all by design. And the system is acting like we don't really have a choice... but we do.


"Considering Others: Reaffirming Our Integrity" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Considering Others: Reaffirming Our Integrity"
by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM

"Every thought we think and every action we take has an impact on the world around us. Every thought we think and every action we take has an impact on the world around us. To be aware of this is to be conscious of our impact on the people in our lives. Sometimes we just want to do what we want to do, but considering the full ramifications of our actions can be an important part of our spiritual growth and awareness. At first, being more conscious requires effort, but once we have made it a habit, it becomes second nature. The more we practice this awareness of others, the more we find ourselves in easy alignment with our integrity.

Our thoughts are an important place to begin this practice because our thoughts are the seeds of our actions. It is not necessary or beneficial to obsessively monitor all our thoughts, but we can perhaps choose one thought or action per day and simply notice if we are in alignment with this experience of integrity. For example, we may find ourselves replaying a negative encounter with someone in our minds. We may think that this doesn't affect the person about whom we are thinking, but the laws of energy tell us that it does. When we hold someone negatively in our minds, we risk trapping them in negativity. If we were this person, we might wish for forgiveness and release. We can offer this by simply letting go of the negative thought and replacing it with a wish for healing on that person's behalf.

With regar...


Robert Steele: Did Zionists Execute King Salman and MBS and Set the Khashoggi Killing Up? Is Donald Trump Extorting Saudis for Trillions? UPDATE 2 Jersey Girls Call It "IndyWatch Feed World"

Robert David STEELE Vivas

I have just been informed that both King Salman and MBS were executed back in April, and two pretenders have been leading the US and others on. Of course I have no idea myself. There do not appear to be recent pictures the ones I am seeing are recycled from 2017.

Mike Pompeo could be playing a role. I strongly believe that Senator Graham Born Again Lindseys call for the end of MBS not normal at all is a sign that both Pompeo and Lindsey know MBS is dead and are going through the  motions.

I do not have any more information but speculate that this was a Zionist-led coup and that the Zionists may have set the Khashoggi killing up to help the US loot the Saudi wealth now on deposit in the USA and score some major points with President Trump to stave off denuclearization. I have no direct knowledge.  Thought this was worthy of sharing.


Berto Jongman: Moon of Alabama Perspective on Khashoggi Case (PBI: CIAs Greatest False Flag Entrapment to Support USAs Greatest Heist?) UPDATE 1


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America Is Authoritarian by Design "IndyWatch Feed World"

So often, underlying structures and institutions of oppression escape serious scrutiny amid our countrys most high-profile political dramas. Take the recent conviction of Jason Van Dyke, the white Chicago police officer caught on tape four years ago firing 16 shots into 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

From its soul-numbing kill tape to McDonalds family shown and quoted repeatedly across local media, the trials coverage took on an almost theatrical tone. We heard from the victims family members, the officers wife, and the activists celebrating the verdict in the streets. Television cameras zoomed in on the sorry face of the sad killer, right up to the moment he was led out of court as a convicted murderer.

Largely left unsaid was how Van Dykes crime was merely a rippleif an especially provocative onein a deep sea of racial oppression engulfing Chicago and the nation as a whole.

Before the trial concluded, a veteran Chicago activist and radical commentator told me hed heard that Van Dyke will be thrown to the mob as a kind of token to pacify the citys black population and take the heat off a racist police state. Indeed, the danger of the McDonald-Van Dyke drama and its guilty verdict is that it will function as a safety valve, helping the city and nations entrenched racist patterns and institutions maintain their legitimacy, helping spread the illusion that the system works.

But it doesnt work for millions of disproportionately poor black people. Ask the families of Milton Hall, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice, Rekia Boyd, Sandra Bland and the growing list of mostly young African-Americans unjustly killed by American police officers and prison and security guardsall on tape. Ask the hundreds of black Chicagoans who have been terrorized into signing forced confessions for crimes they didnt commit. Ask the many thousands of black people serving long sentences in Illinois prisons after they were convicted for drug crimesthe type of crimes that whites commit...


Fate of troubled Karuturi to be known December "IndyWatch Feed World"

16 Oct 2018 | NationKenya's Court of Appeal is in December expected to determine if Karuturi will pay Sh1.8 billion contested debt to Stanbic Bank before the dispute before High Court is determined.


China hungers for Brazil's grain "IndyWatch Feed World"

01 Oct 2018 | Global FinanceChinese producers in Brazil should not export soybeans to China, but chicken, says former Minister of Agriculture Roberto Rodrigues, now director of the FGV Agribusiness Center


County government denies leasing Yala swamp to West Kenya Sugar Company "IndyWatch Feed World"

11 Oct 2018 | KNASiaya county government has not surrendered the Yala swamp to a private sugar milling company as alleged by a section of the media, the county director of communications, Jerry Ochieng has said.


A year after her murder, where is the justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia? (Margaret Atwood) "IndyWatch Feed World"

16/10/2018 - The Maltese journalist reported on government corruption, but no politician has been questioned about her murder, says novelist Margaret Atwood, writing on behalf of PEN International Today ...

Reality of my three days in occupied Western Sahara Our reputation and the fate of a people are at stake (Heidi Hautala) "IndyWatch Feed World"

16/10/2018 - Heidi Hautala is a Finnish Green MEP, a vice president of the European Parliament, and was part of the delegation visiting Western Sahara in September Children in the Dakhla Refugee Camp in Western ...


"The Test of a Civilized Society" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"The Test of a Civilized Society"
The Quality That Makes Some Societies Rise -
 and Others (Like America) Collapse
by Umair Haque

"A strange, sad, and beautiful thing happened today. I will struggle to express it well, so forgive me. Still, I want to share it with you. I was in my perfect little world - the quiet, tiny street where I go to have coffee every day, and think my thoughts, in peace and solitude, just standing there, watching the tourists browse the shops, crowd the cafe, laughing as they stroll. A man walked by me, limping, disheveled. Id seen him before, shuffling slowly by. A refugee of some kind. I saw him sit in a chair outside one of the restaurants, barely noticing, really, and went back, to thinking about the economy the world, big and abstract things.

I sipped my coffee slowly, and the minutes went by - who can say how many? Time slips by, when Im alone, lost in thought. I looked up at again. Something was wrong. There was the same man, only now he had collapsed, one leg at a wrong angle, on the cobblestones, just in front of the barbershop, from which the barbers had run, and were trying to rouse him. I frowned. Was he drunk? High? Its not unusual. But they looked concerned, in a different way. Alarmed. Maybe panicked. One of them picked up his phone.

Two paramedics on bicycles sped by me. They dashed to the fallen man. One ripped open the mans shirt, and started pumping his chest. The other took out a portable defibrillator, and charged it. Clear! They shocked him. One looked at the other, and sh...


"How It Really Is" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Oh, we're well past "jeopardy"...


Migrant Money Could be Keeping Nicaraguas Uprising Alive "IndyWatch Feed World"

Nicaragua (Conversation) Protesting is now illegal in Nicaragua, according to President Daniel Ortega.

The Central American country has been embroiled in deadly political turmoil for months. Demonstrations that began in April against an unpopular social security reform quickly transformed into a broader movement aimed at ousting Ortega, Nicaraguas authoritarian president.

Up to 450 people have since been killed, including a 16-year-old boy caught in the crossfire between government forces and demonstrators on Sept. 23.

The growing number of protesters arrested and charged with terrorism led the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to call on Ortega to stop what they called his governments illegal detentions.

Instead, the president in late September banned protests entirely. Thity-eight Nicaraguans were arrested on Oct. 14 for planning to march against their government.

Ortegas rise to power

Ortega, a former revolutionary leftist who ruled Nicaragua in the 1980s, returned to office in 2007. Over the past 11 years, he has grown ever more autocratic, abolishing presidential term limits, enriching his family and restricting civil liberties.

The common wisdom is that Ortega enjoyed such a long and, until now, uncontested reign because Nicaraguas economy boomed under his stewardship, in part due to cheap and plentiful oil supplied by Hugo Chvez.

According to this theory, the growth allowed his government to pay for extensive...

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