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Friday, 19 October

21:41

SOTT FOCUS: Where is Sergei Skripal? "IndyWatch Feed World"

According to an article in The Mail, the mother of Sergei Skripal, Yelena, has not heard from her son since the incident on 4th March, and the last time she heard from her granddaughter, Yulia, was on 24th July: "Recalling her phone conversation with Yulia, Yelena told the Daily Mirror: 'The last time I actually spoke to Yulia was on the 24th of July on my 90th birthday. She rang - it was unexpected but it was so lovely to hear from her. She called and was actually with Sergei. She told me: "I'm with daddy he is beside me but he can't speak as he has a pain in his throat". She said he had been in some pain.'" This is interesting for a number of reasons. Firstly, we know that during the conversation on 24th July, according to a number of reports (for example here), Yulia told her grandmother that the reason Sergei was unable to speak was because his voice was still weak due to a tracheostomy: "Babushka, happy birthday, everything is fine, everything is perfect. I am in London with...

21:37

Study finds correlation between legalization of marijuana and rise in car crashes "IndyWatch Feed World"

Marijuana legalization hit another milestone this week as Canada lifted its ban on the drug. But new research may undermine pot's march towards the mainstream, as two studies have linked legalization with a rise in car crashes. The US-focused research detected a marked rise in the number of collisions in states where it's legal to smoke pot for recreational reasons. Analysis by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) found that claims filed to insurers spiked by as much as 6 percent in Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and Washington after marijuana became legal. A separate study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) detected a 5.2 percent spike in police crash reports in Colorado, Oregon and Washington over a five-year period. "The new IIHS-HLDI research on marijuana and crashes indicates that legalizing marijuana for all uses is having a negative impact on the safety of our roads," IIHS President David Harkey said. "States exploring legalizing marijuana should consider this...

21:33

Four Japan firms used foreign trainees to clean up at Fukushima plant after nuclear meltdowns - final report "IndyWatch Feed World"

Four Japan firms used foreign trainees to clean up at Fukushima plant after nuclear meltdowns - final report | 19 Oct 2018 | The government concluded Friday that four companies had used foreign trainees to perform work cleaning radioactive contamination after the March 2011 tsunami triggered meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. The headline figure from the final report on a survey conducted by the Justice Ministry, the labor ministry and the Organization for Technical Intern Training was the same as that in the interim report, released in mid-July, which reflected results of surveying fewer than 200 companies with foreign trainee programs. Officials visited a total of 1,018 such companies with facilities in eight prefectures in eastern and northeastern Japan, interviewing technical interns there to confirm the situation, after the issue came to light in March.

21:33

'Breakthrough' & 'message to US': France & Germany to join Russia & Turkey in Syria summit "IndyWatch Feed World"

France and Germany will meet Russia and Turkey this October for a four-way summit on Syria, a potentially groundbreaking gathering that could finally see key EU states working together with local players to end the war. Unlike many of the previous rounds of talks in Astana or Geneva, this meeting, scheduled for October 27 in Istanbul, will gather the countries' leaders. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron. The meeting will focus on "the situation on the ground, the Idlib agreement and the political process," according to Erdogan's spokesman Ibrahim Kalin. It will aim to "harmonize joint efforts for finding a lasting solution" to the devastating seven-year conflict in Syria. Russia welcomed the participation of Western powers. President Putin is against "isolationism"and is looking for "dialogues with all countries and all leaders," his spokesman Dmitry Peskov has...

21:30

"Feeling the Heat Yet?" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Feeling the Heat Yet?"
by James Howard Kunstler

"The loyal opposition is the party out-of-power in a polity that stands divided into two factions assuming the polity can still function as such, which, apparently, it no longer can. Historically in the USA, this used to allow for the tempered regulation of changing conditions during two hundred years of a rapidly evolving techno-industrial economy that pumps out more goodies year after year while the population grows and grows.

Much of America, political leaders especially, assume that this arc of growing goodies and more people will just keep trending up forever. They are just plain mistaken about that. Rather, the whole industrialized, wired-up world is rolling over into the greatest contraction ever witnessed. The only thing thats postponed the recognition of this reality is the profligate borrowing of money, or shall we say money - data entries that pretend to represent secure wealth. This amounts to borrowing from the future to pay for how you live today. Of course, the act of borrowing is based on the supposition that there will enough future productive activity to allow you to pay back your borrowings with interest. This is obviously not the case now, in the face of epochal contraction, especially of affordable energy to keep things running hot.

Thus, the US has decided to get through the approaching winter by setting its house on fire. The two political parties alternately in charge of things are driving around the burning house, stopping at intervals to run Chinese Fire Drills. We call these elections. Both parties pretend that the burning house is not a problem. Mr. Trump, aka the Golden Golem of Greatness, has taken ownership of the rising temperature in the burning...

21:30

Kremlin 'counting on' Putin-Bolton meeting in Moscow "IndyWatch Feed World"

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with US National Security Advisor John Bolton during his upcoming visit to Moscow, the Kremlin has revealed. Bolton will be in Moscow for two days early next week, according to Putin's foreign policy aide Yuriy Ushakov. Ushakov is one of those scheduled to hold a meeting with the US official, along with the Russian Security Council, and possibly the Foreign Ministry. Most importantly, a one-on-one with Putin is also on the table. "We are preparing a possible meeting with President Putin and are counting on that meeting taking place," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russian media.

21:28

Treasury employee charged with leaking financial info on Trump team was arrested with flash drive in hand, prosecutors say "IndyWatch Feed World"

Treasury employee charged with leaking financial info on Trump team was arrested with flash drive in hand, prosecutors say | 18 Oct 2018 | The top Treasury Department employee who was charged Wednesday with leaking confidential financial documents pertaining to former Trump officials was apprehended the previous evening with a flash drive containing the allegedly pilfered information in her hand, prosecutors said in court papers. The dramatic arrest late Tuesday came on the heels of other high-profile, leak-related prosecutions under the Trump administration, which has pledged to go on the offensive against leakers that the president has called "traitors and cowards." Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, 40, a senior official at the department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), is accused of illegally giving a reporter bank reports documenting several suspicious financial transactions, known as Suspicious Activity Reports ("SARs"), from October 2017 to the present.

21:26

NYT columnist gets Twitter-skewered after defending his honeyed flattery of Saudi Arabia "IndyWatch Feed World"

Widely despised New York Times pundit Thomas Friedman has boldly and predictably defended his sycophantic babbling about Saudi Arabia's "reformer" Crown Prince, igniting a riot on Twitter as anger over the Khashoggi case grows. Friedman gave an unapologetic, jaw-dropping response when asked by CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Thursday if, in light of the alleged Saudi-sanctioned murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, he was too hasty in praising Mohammad bin Salman as a visionary reformer. Prefacing his defiant rebuttal with a laundry list of Salman's magnificent 19th century reforms - including allowing women to drive and opening the country to Western cinemas and concerts - Friedman insisted that he saw great potential in Saudi Arabia and its leader - despite its penchant for executing wizards and bombing Yemen. "Now, some people said, 'You know what, Tom, it's all a fake. Look what he's doing in Yemen, look at the people he's arresting.' And my attitude was: 'Maybe.' There's clearly...

21:17

Orthodox Dogmatic Theology Vladimir Lossky Jay Dyer (Half) 8PM EST LIVE "IndyWatch Feed World"

The newly printed work of Vladimir Lossky from 1930 vindicates all the strong positions I have taken the last several years. In this discussion, we will cover the first half of the book in my review and analysis, while the second half will be available to JaysAnalysis subscribers.

The post Orthodox Dogmatic Theology Vladimir Lossky Jay Dyer (Half) 8PM EST LIVE appeared first on JaysAnalysis.com.

21:16

Thousands of US-bound migrants arrive at the Guatemala-Mexico border "IndyWatch Feed World"

Thousands of migrants have arrived at the Mexico-Guatemala border, with some climbing over the fence separating the two countries. US President Donald Trump has threatened to close the US-Mexico border and call in the military. More than 3,000 migrants are demanding they be let into Mexico, and ultimately through to the US, with many heard chanting "We want to work!" Others shouted, "We are not smugglers, we are immigrants!" Most of the migrants are from Honduras, but some have joined the caravan from other Central American countries.

21:02

Reptiles of Britain, video "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 18 October 2018 video says about itself:

Reptiles of Britain | BBC Earth

From lizards to adders, Britain is home to some surprising reptiles amongst its vast wildlife.

20:37

Peterloo, Mike Leighs new film, review "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from Britain says about itself:

PETERLOO Official Teaser Trailer [HD]

24 July 2018

PETERLOO

A film by Mike Leigh

In cinemas this Autumn

An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peters Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protestors were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.

By Paul Foley in Britain:

Friday, October 19, 2018

Urgent messages from Peterloo

Mike Leighs stirring film on the 1819 massacre in Manchester has striking contemporary resonances, says PAUL FOLEY

Peterloo
Directed by Mike Leigh

ITS fitting that the British premiere of Mike Leighs epic film Peterloo should be screened in Manchester.

It was in the heart of the city on St Peters Fields on August 16 1819 that the ruling class sent in sabre-wielding troops to disperse a massive yet peaceful demonstration calling for social and political reform. By the end of the evening, at least 18 people were dead and many hundreds more injured. Coming four years...

...

20:32

President of Guatemala claims his country has deported 100 US-bound migrants with links to ISIS terrorists "IndyWatch Feed World"

At a public conference attended by reporters and Vice President Mike Pence last week, Guatemala President Jimmy Morales made a striking claim based on what he said was classified intelligence. The newspaper Prensa Libre quoted President Morales saying, during his turn at the lectern of a major regional security conference, that his administration had captured "close to 100 people completely linked to terrorist issues, with ISIS, and that not only have we arrested them within our territory, but they have been deported to their countries of origin." The Guatemalan president was speaking October 11 during the second Conference for Prosperity and Security in Central America. Senior American officials were in attendance with the vice president, as was Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, El Salvadoran Vice President Oscar Ortiz, Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray, and Mexican Secretary of Governance Alfonso Navarrete, among others.

20:27

Trump administration supports Mexico, UN plan to deal with caravan of migrants "IndyWatch Feed World"

Trump administration supports Mexico, UN plan to deal with caravan of migrants | 19 Oct 2018 | The Trump administration on Thursday night welcomed a Mexican government plan to work with the United Nations refugee agency to deal with a controversial caravan of mostly Honduran migrants -- fleeing poverty and violence -- before they can make their way to the U.S.-Mexico border. The caravan of migrants, who number anywhere between 1,500 to 4,000 people, has angered President Donald Trump. This week, he threatened the governments in Central America and Mexico if they failed to deal with the situation.

20:25

NASA chief gets Russian space boss 'temporarily' taken off sanction list so he can visit US "IndyWatch Feed World"

NASA managed to convince the White House to 'temporarily' lift the travel ban imposed on Russian space chief Dmitry Rogozin so he could pay a visit to the US, the head of NASA said on Friday. NASA "succeeded" in temporarily "removing" the head of the Russian national space agency 'Roscosmos' from the sanctions list, Jim Bridenstine told TASS news agency. He explained that this was done so that the Russian official could travel to the US and "meet with NASA representatives and several of our contractors." The US space agency wants to secure "strong working relations" with Russia as it will benefit both nations, Bridenstine said. "We wish to uphold such relations and will do everything we need to do that."

20:21

Wikileaks founder Assange sues Ecuador for 'violating fundamental rights & freedoms' over new set of 'censure' rules "IndyWatch Feed World"

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is suing Ecuador, accusing it of violating his "fundamental rights and freedoms." It comes after the nation issued a new set of rules for Assange, who has lived in its London embassy for years. The whistleblowing website says Assange's access to the outside world has been "summarily cut off," and that Quito has threatened to remove the protection granted to him since being given political asylum. It also claims that Ecuador's government has refused to allow Assange to be visited by Human Rights Watch general counsel Dinah PoKempner and has blocked several meetings between him and his lawyers. In a statement, Wikileaks questioned the legality of the "Special Protocol" laid out to Assange by Ecuador, which was reported earlier this week and "makes Assange's political asylum contingent on censoring his freedom of opinion, speech, and association."

20:18

Netherlands issues first gender-neutral passport after govt loses court case "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Netherlands has issued its first gender-neutral passport after an 'intersex' Dutch-person successfully argued that prohibiting citizens from registering as gender neutral amounted to a violation of "self-determination." Comment: There are limits to self-determination. One cannot self-determine oneself into an Apache helicopter, just as one cannot self-determine oneself to the opposite sex. Leonne Zeegers, 57, received a passport that identifies her gender as 'X', after winning a lawsuit against the government. The Dutch court sided with Zeegers, who claimed that prohibiting a gender neutral option for Dutch passport holders would constitute a "violation of private life, self-determination and personal autonomy." Zeegers says that she was born intersex, but was raised as a boy. In 2001, she had surgery to become a female. Comment: He may identify as a woman - many do. But this is plain delusional. No baby is born intersex. However, the ruling does not mean that any gender-fluid...

20:18

Antifa tweet doxing ICE agents, families still available despite being reported numerous times - no action from Twitter "IndyWatch Feed World"

In the lead up to the midterms, social media giants like Google, Twitter, and Facebook have rolled out waves of censorship designed to minimize the influence of conservative activists online. Despite the consistent suspension of conservative and right-wing accounts, Twitter has taken no action against hundreds of violent far-left accounts that use the platform to recruit new members and organize criminal activity. One of the best examples of this double standard is Twitter's inaction regarding the violent Seattle Antifa cell, Greater Seattle GDC. On June 21st of this year, this Anitfa cell used their Twitter account to distribute a blog post from the Puget Sound Anarchists that included the names and home addresses of 37 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and even included the personal contact information for their spouses. This violates multiple Twitter Terms of Service and this has been brought to Twitter's attention on numerous occasions throughout the last two...

20:14

A Judge Just Reminded CBP That the Border Isnt a Rights-Free Zone "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Hugh Handeyside, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU National Security Project An American family that underwent a harrowing detention at the hands of U.S. Customs and...

20:07

For Next Weapon in Anti-Protest Arsenal, US Military Building Plasma Gun Capable of Vaporizing Human Flesh "IndyWatch Feed World"

By John Queally (CD)  From wood batons to stun batons to water cannons to sound cannons to. . .  frickin plasma lasers that can vaporize your skin? Recent reporting out of the Pentagon reveals...

19:53

Reports say S-300s sent to Syria were modernized versions "IndyWatch Feed World"

Moscow has delivered advanced S-300 air defense missiles to Syria to protect the country's troops deployed in the war-torn Arab country in the wake of last month's downing of a Russian reconnaissance plane during an Israeli airstrike in Latakia. The three battalion sets of S-300PM-2 air defense missile handed over to Syria by Russia are more advanced compared to their conventional counterparts, the newspaper Izvestiya wrote, citing Defense Ministry sources in Moscow. The S-300PM-2 system is equipped with a more advanced radar station, an improved target illumination and guidance station (firing radar) and a mobile command post. Launchers have also been upgraded enabling the use of more advanced, powerful and long-range missiles, compared to the "classic" S-300. Unlike conventional S-300s, the modernized air defense system can fire medium-range tactical ballistic missiles, while retaining its ability to destroy aerial targets up to 250 kilometers (155 miles) away. The S-300PM-2 also...

19:50

FLASHBACK: Proactive, Preemptive Operations Group (P2OG) allows the Pentagon to fight dirty "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Run away from the light": Such might be the motto of a new, covert policy that the Bush administration is considering implementing. According to recent news reports, it would be the largest expansion into the world of black ops and covert action since the end of the Vietnam War in the 1970s. And that's saying quite a lot, considering that since Vietnam the Pentagon has not exactly been dormant in this area. As well-known military analyst William Arkin pointed out in an October 27 column in the Los Angeles Times, the development of the Pentagon's covert counter-terror capability has its roots in the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. The army created a highly compartmentalized organization that could collect clandestine intelligence independent of the rest of the US intelligence community, and follow through with covert military action. Today, it operates under the code name Grey Fox. In Afghanistan it operated alongside the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) paramilitary Special...

19:49

Battle for the Arctic: NATO's Trident Juncture to demonstrate its dominance to Russia "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Arctic is becoming an arena for a fierce competition to control transportation routes & natural resources of global importance. The upcoming Trident Juncture exercise is NATO's attempt to demonstrate dominance in the region. NATO says that Russia has nothing to worry about, because the exercise - which will be held in Norway and Iceland between October 25 and November 23 - "doesn't target" it. But during Trident Juncture the forces will model the situation when Article 5 (Collective Defense) of the NATO treaty is invoked, as a potential enemy is threatening one of the member states. "We have to ask ourselves then, who could potentially threaten NATO in the North-West," says Lieutenant General Valery Zaparenko, a former deputy chief of Russia's General Staff. In his view, there is no other state, besides Russia, that could be this kind of a hypothetical threat to the alliance. "So all this talk from NATO about Russia not being the target of Trident Juncture doesn't hold...

19:47

Saudi friend Kushner is 'keeping low profile' as Trump admin opts for 'wait and see' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Amid growing outrage over Jamal Khashoggi's case, US media seem to have found a target in Jared Kushner, claiming he's being kept at arm's length over ties to Riyadh - all that despite the openly pro-Saudi stance of Donald Trump. Pleasantries were exchanged between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman earlier this week, while President Donald Trump himself signaled that lucrative arms deals would prevent a rift in US-Saudi ties. However, now CNN reports that Jared Kushner - who has cultivated close ties with both Riyadh and Tel Aviv - has been hiding in the shadows, lest the Trump administration is painted as overly friendly towards Saudi Arabia. Citing "multiple people familiar with the matter," the report says that Kushner has remained "intentionally in the background this week" as the White House fears a more conspicuous role in dealing with the diplomatic nightmare created by the Khashoggi case could spark public anger.

19:46

Trump: 'It certainly looks like' Khashoggi is dead, if so, consequences will be 'severe' "IndyWatch Feed World"

The missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi appears to be dead, US President Donald Trump has told reporters, saying there would be "severe" consequences for whoever is behind it. "It certainly looks that way to me," Trump said when asked if Khashoggi was dead. "It's very sad."

19:45

Chopping block: Saudis may cut billions in military contracts if US imposes sanctions "IndyWatch Feed World"

US penalties against Saudi Arabia over the alleged murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi may never be implemented. But just in case, the oil-rich kingdom has threatened to hit back using several effective weapons. Washington pledged 'severe punishment' if the Saudis ordered the killing of Khashoggi, a Saudi-born journalist, who disappeared nearly two weeks ago shortly after he entered the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul. Turkey's government claims they have evidence the journalist was tortured, killed and dismembered in the building. RT talked to international oil economist Dr Mamdouh G. Salameh, who also serves as a consultant for the World Bank on oil and energy, and a technical expert with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, to explore what action Riyadh may take in retaliation to possible penalties. "The US should not underestimate Saudi Arabia's ability to retaliate against any punishment in the future. Remember there's a lesson in history...

19:44

Huge Iranian oil armada to dock in China before US sanctions kick in "IndyWatch Feed World"

An unprecedented volume of Iranian crude oil is set to arrive at China's northeast port of Dalian this month and in early November before US sanctions on Iran take effect. More than 20 million barrels of oil have been shipped to Dalian by the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC), Reuters reports, citing an unnamed Iranian shipping source. "As our leaders have said, it will be impossible to stop Iran from selling its oil," the source said, adding: "We have various ways of selling our oil and when the tankers reach Dalian, we will decide whether to sell it to other buyers or to China." Dalian typically receives between one million and three million barrels of Iranian oil each month, according to statistics. The port has some of the biggest refineries and commercial oil storage facilities in China.

19:43

Kandahar: Afghan guards open fire at NATO meeting injuring 2 Americans "IndyWatch Feed World"

Two US citizens were wounded and a local police chief killed when Afghan guards opened fire at Austin S. Miller, the NATO and US forces commander in Afghanistan, after his meeting with Kandahar officials in the city. The attack took place on Thursday afternoon after Miller's meeting with Kandahar's governor and the provincial police chief, General Abdul Raziq. Raziq was killed in the attack at the governor's office, while two US citizens and several top Afghan officials, including the governor, were wounded, Pajhwok Afghan News reported. General Miller was safely evacuated from the area after the incident, NATO said. At least one Afghan civilian was also killed in the attack, according to reports.

19:43

Russia and China prepare to ditch the dollar and trade in national currencies says top official "IndyWatch Feed World"

Russia's Ministry of Economic Development said on Thursday that Moscow and Beijing are working on an inter-governmental agreement to boost the use of the ruble and yuan in mutual trade settlements. "The document is currently being prepared, the process is not easy," said Deputy Minister of Russia's Economic Development Sergey Gorkov, as quoted by TASS. "Russia and China have had some experience of using national currencies in bilateral trade." Gorkov added that Russia and China have been successfully implementing the terms of ruble-yuan currency swap agreement, clinched in 2014 to boost trade using national currencies and eliminate dependence on the dollar and the euro. The deal was extended at the end of 2017.

19:42

Texas Dems sent noncitizens voter registration forms with citizenship box pre-checked "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Texas Democratic Party sent voter registration applications to noncitizens in the Rio Grande Valley region of South Texas, urging recipients to cast ballots in the November midterm election. These mailers allegedly arrived with the U.S. citizenship box pre-checked, potentially creating false claims to voter eligibility, according to a complaint filed Thursday. The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), a national election integrity law firm, alerted district attorneys in the affected Starr and Hidalgo Counties about the "altered" mailers in which the U.S. citizenship box purportedly came pre-filled as "yes." The Foundation also apprised Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the Texas Secretary of State, and the U.S. Department of Justice about the situation.

19:42

Zionist insanity: Malcolm Hoenlein on Jewish power, indoctrinating 5-year-olds and preventing intermarriage with goyim "IndyWatch Feed World"

Earlier this year Malcolm Hoenlein announced that he will step down as executive vice president of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, though he will stay in office as the group looks for his replacement. Hoenlein, 73, is one of the most powerful Jews in America. When Barack Obama wanted to name Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, he reached out to Hoenlein first. In recent months, the Jewish leader has given interviews and speeches (posted online, links below) that convey his generational world view. Hoenlein's parents escaped Germany but his grandparents were killed in the Holocaust; and Hoenlein's core beliefs are: The importance of Jewish power to save Jews; the importance of Jewish unity to maintain that power and produce miracles in Israel. Hoenlein is baffled by young Jews' indifference to his causes. His response is that we have to "inoculate our kids younger and younger" - as early as five - so that they understand why the news features...

19:42

Former FBI agent imprisoned for leaking bureau's 'secret rules' to Intercept "IndyWatch Feed World"

A former FBI agent in Minnesota has been sentenced to four years in prison and three years of supervised release for leaking documents about the bureau's practices, some of them classified, to The Intercept. Terry James Albury was sentenced on Thursday on one count of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information and one count of retention of national defense information. He had pleaded guilty in April. Albury leaked the documents to The Intercept, which published them in a series titled "The FBI's Secret Rules," in January 2017. The series shone a light on the agency's inner workings post-9/11, including its infiltration of radical groups, its apparent use of racial profiling, and its handling of confidential sources.

19:40

Israel overturns deportation order, allows US student Alqasem to enter "IndyWatch Feed World"

Lawyers for a US student refused entry to Israel for allegedly supporting a boycott movement against the Jewish state have declared victory, after she had her deportation order overturned by Israel's Supreme Court. "The Supreme Court's decision is a victory for free speech, academic freedom, and the rule of law," her lawyers said in a statement on Thursday. Lara Alqasem, who was born in the US but is of Palestinian descent, entered Israel on a student visa earlier this month, but was barred from entering and has been held in Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport since. She had hoped to study Human Rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, but Israeli officials issued a deportation order when it was discovered that she had once been president of the Students for Justice in Palestine chapter at the University of Florida. While the organization promotes the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement on Israel, Alqasem herself says she doesn't, and her lawyers argued that her choice...

19:37

3 Easy Fixes to Social Security and Medicare Republicans Wont Acknowledge "IndyWatch Feed World"

Republicans would love to get rid of Social Security and Medicare. But they cant, because Social Security and Medicare are among the most popular of all federal programs. Besides, most Americans have been paying into them their whole working lives, and depend on them.

So how will Republicans attempt to end these programs? By doing nothing to save Medicare and Social Security.

The trustees for Medicare and Social Security of which I used to be one say Medicare will run out of money by 2026, three years sooner than last projected, and Social Security will run out in 2034.

But this doesnt have to be the case.

Here are three easy fixes to Social Security and Medicare that Republicans dont want you to know about.

First: Raise the cap on income subject to Social Security payroll taxes.

This year, that cap is $128,400, meaning that every dollar earned above $128,400 isnt subject to Social Security taxes.

So the typical CEO of a big company, who makes over $15 million, pays Social Security taxes on just $128,400 of his or her income, a tiny fraction. While the typical nurse practitioner, who takes home around $100,000, pays Social Security taxes on every dollar of his or her income.

In this era of raging inequality, thats not fair. And its not even logical. Raise the cap.

Second: To help rein in Medicare costs, allow the government to use its huge bargaining power to negotiate lower drug prices. 

Big Pharma has gotten legislation barring the government from negotiating lower drug prices. That legislation should be repealed.

Big Pharma says this would mean less research on new drugs, but thats baloney. Pharma already spends more on advertising, marketing, and lobbying than it does on research.

Third: To deal with a basic reason why Social Security and Medicare are running out of money, allow more young immigrants into the U.S.

The basic reason why Social Security and Medicare are running out of money is the American population continues to age and live longer leaving a relatively smaller working population to pay into Social Security and Medicare.

What to do? Allow in more young immigrants. Immigrants and their children are the fastest growing segment of the working population, already contributing billions in payroll taxes every year. Instead of shutting immigrants out, allowing more immigrants into the country will help secure the future of Social Security and Medicare.

This isnt rocket science, folks. Raise the cap, negotiate drug prices, and allow in more immigrants. Do these three things and you wont have to worry about Social Security and Medicare not being t...

19:34

5 Flu Vaccine myths every person should know "IndyWatch Feed World"

From commercials to TV shows and billboards, you cant miss the rush to propagandize flu vaccines for pregnant mothers, children and the elderly every fall. Not only does the CDC admit flu shots dont work, but there is absolutely no evidence that any influenza vaccine prevents the flu any more than a placebo. Here are []

The post 5 Flu Vaccine myths every person should know appeared first on Health Nut News.

19:33

BEST OF THE WEB: China on notice as the Deep State's next big enemy, right after Russia "IndyWatch Feed World"

One wonders what went on in Russian minds during last month's spectacle of US President Trump raking Beijing over the coals on accusations of meddling, in the upcoming US midterm elections, to try to undermine his trade policies. Certainly the Chinese, who evidently didn't expect it, were shocked and outraged, but it was behavior to which Moscow was accustomed to being on the receiving end of - this time aimed at someone else for a change. Geng Shuang, China's Foreign Ministry spokesman, called Donald Trump's claims "totally far-fetched and fictional," and advised the "US side to stop its unwarranted accusations and slander against China and refrain from wrong words and deeds that might hurt our bilateral relations and fundamental interests." Undeterred, Vice President Mike Pence picked up the same theme earlier this month, even accusing Beijing of what amounts to an effort at regime change in the United States: "China has initiated an unprecedented effort to influence American...

19:32

China is launching an artificial, extra-bright moon to cut the cost of city lights "IndyWatch Feed World"

In a move that sounds straight out of a sci-fi paperback, China is planning to launch the first artificial 'moon' into orbit in order to replace street lights and reduce energy costs. Chinese scientists say the man-made moon, which is essentially an illuminated satellite, will be in orbit by 2020. It will be eight times brighter than Earth's moon and will shine down on the city of Chengdu, the capital of the southwestern Sichuan province. It's hoped the innovation will replace the need for streetlights and will reduce annual electricity costs by up to 1.2 billion yuan ($173 million).

19:25

Eerie 'singing' sounds heard coming from the Antarctic ice shelf "IndyWatch Feed World"

Scientists have heard strange "singing" noises coming out of the ice shelf. The low-frequency noises - which sound a little like moaning when sped up - could help researchers track the ice shelves as they collapse. The singing tones come out of the surface of the massive Ross Ice Shelf when the winds blowing across the snow dunes cause it to vibrate. That means they produce the "tones" almost constantly, and now scientists have found they can listen to them. Doing so could help them spot how the ice shelf is forming from afar, and track the damage that is being done by climate change by tuning into the tones. Ice shelf collapses can be drastic and sudden. When they do, they can change the flow of water and raise sea levels, making it important to watch for any signs as they occur. To try and understand how the Ross Ice Shelf is arranged, scientists put 34 very sensitive seismic detectors under its surface. They then monitored its vibrations from late 2014 to early 2017. When they...

19:24

Grooming gang protested by Tommy Robinson gets 221 years of jail time "IndyWatch Feed World"

A grooming gang, whose court hearings were protested by EDL-founder Tommy Robinson, have been given jail terms totaling 221 years after launching a "campaign of rape and other sexual abuse" against teenage girls in Huddersfield. The 20 men whose ages range from 27 to 54 were convicted as part of Operation Tendersea during three trials at Leeds Crown Court. Details of the case can now be disclosed after a judge agreed to lift reporting restrictions on Friday. It was the second of these trials that saw EDL-founder and self-styled journalist Robinson film outside the court, while the jury was deliberating. The abuse of 15 schoolgirls by the gang was described by the judge as "top of the scale." The youngest of the victims, who were characterized as vulnerable and isolated, was thought to have been 11 or 12 years old. Some of the underage girls were in care and suffered from mild learning disabilities. The gang carried out the sexual abuse in the Huddersfield area between 2004 and...

19:22

White House chopper mechanic busted with crystal meth after calling the cops while under the influence "IndyWatch Feed World"

A mechanic who maintains the White House's fleet of helicopters has been busted with methamphetamine, after he called the cops while under the influence, thinking his house was being broken into. The high-flying Heisenberg, 30-year-old Cody Haynes, called police to his Florida home on Wednesday night, reporting an armed intruder. When police arrived, Haynes told them that three "African-American masked subjects" had broken in earlier on and held his girlfriend and the couple's young daughter hostage, a police report reads. Agitated, Haynes told police that his girlfriend remained trapped inside with the subjects, but a police search revealed a deserted house with no sign of a struggle. Instead they found a small amount of crystal methamphetamine, a pipe, and a scales, as well as an unidentified pill. Cops noticed that Haynes was "sweating profusely," and his breathing was labored. After some questioning, he admitted to smoking meth in the house earlier that evening and was...

19:21

Officials find more than 250 snakes, alligators and skunks in Pennsylvania home "IndyWatch Feed World"

More than 250 snakes, alligators and skunks were found in a home in Montgomery County on Thursday morning. Officials say over 100 snakes, three alligators, dozens of guinea pigs, dozens of turtles and even two skunks were found in the home on the 1000 block of Station Road. Officials from the Lehigh County Humane Society and the Lehigh County SPCA were on site to assist with the animals that were found. Officer Tracie Graham of the Montgomery County SPCA calls it one of the worst cases of animal hoarding she's ever seen. "The animals were being kept in various stages of neglect," she said. "Whether it be on sanitary conditions lack of food and water."

19:20

Green honeycreeper couple in Panama "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

Green Honeycreeper Pair Flash Brilliant Plumages In Panama Oct. 18, 2018

Take a break and enjoy this fancy pair of Green Honeycreepers on the Panama Fruit Feeder cam.

These brilliant tanagers are common and widespread, and they can often be found in pairs or foraging with mixed species flocks.

The male is a brighter, bluer green in color, with a broad black mask. Females are a more uniform yellowish grass-green.

Look for their yellow, decurved bills which they use to forage on fruit, nectar, and arthropods.

Watch LIVE 24/7 with highlights and viewing resources at http://allaboutbirds.org/panamafeeders

The Panama Fruit Feeder Cam is a collaboration between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Canopy Family.

19:14

5 Lucrative Jobs That Dont Require a College Degree "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Rebecca Zeines When I was still in school, I remember thinking about college as an automatic next step in furthering my education. What I...

19:13

CBD Has Gone Mainstream Despite Federal Prohibition "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Michael Maharrey CBD has gone mainstream this is nullification in action. If there was ever any doubt, it completely vanished last month when...

19:11

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Three strange events occurring in Antarctica "IndyWatch Feed World"

Strange humming sounds emanating from Antarctic land ice and out of rational explanation cosmic rays from the surface of the ice sheet pointing skyward, massive coronal hole across the Sun and somehow everyone is baffled at changes as we head further into the Eddy Grand Solar Minimum.

19:07

From magnets to sex toys, biohackers are implanting everything "IndyWatch Feed World"

Patrick Kramer sticks a needle into a customer's hand and injects a microchip the size of a grain of rice under the skin. "You're now a cyborg," he says after plastering a Band-Aid on the small wound between Guilherme Geronimo's thumb and index finger. The 34-year-old Brazilian plans to use the chip, similar to those implanted in millions of cats, dogs, and livestock, to unlock doors and store a digital business card. Kramer is chief executive officer of Digiwell, a Hamburg startup in what aficionados call body hacking-digital technology inserted into people. Kramer says he's implanted about 2,000 such chips in the past 18 months, and he has three in his own hands: to open his office door, store medical data, and share his contact information. Digiwell is one of a handful of companies offering similar services, and biohacking advocates estimate there are about 100,000 cyborgs worldwide. "The question isn't 'Do you have a microchip?' " Kramer says. "It's more like, 'How many?' We've...

19:07

India: 50 dead as train plows into crowd during Hindu ceremony "IndyWatch Feed World"

A religious celebration ended in tragedy in India, as a passenger train plowed through a crowd who had gathered for a Hindu effigy-burning ceremony in Amritsar, near the Pakistani border, killing at least 50 people. As smoke obscured vision, and the loud bangs of firecrackers masked its approach, the train barrelled through the crowded religious rally, held alongside a railway track on Friday evening. Magistrate of Amritsar Rajesh Sharma has confirmed that 50 bodies have been found, with more feared dead.

19:05

Islamic State supporter and radical preacher Anjem Choudary released from London prison "IndyWatch Feed World"

Convicted hate-preacher Anjem Choudary has been released from prison, two years into his five-and-a-half-year sentence. The preacher had been convicted of inviting support for the so-called Islamic State. The 51-year-old was driven away from London's high-security Belmarsh prison. Choudary has reportedly been taken to a secure bail hostel in an undisclosed location. He will now be subject to a large number of requirements as well as monitoring from MI5 and police at a reported cost of 2m a year. Conditions are thought to include limits on his movements; such as an evening curfew, the wearing of a GPS electronic tag and a ban on visiting specific venues such as Regent's Park Mosque in central London, where he used to worship. Choudary's name has been added to a UN sanctions list, prohibiting him from travelling as well as imposing an asset freeze on him and an 'arms embargo.'

18:58

Flotation therapy and the benefits of silence "IndyWatch Feed World"

If you've ever considered flotation therapy, you're not alone. In fact, this sensory deprivation technique is becoming more popular, and has benefits ranging from simple relaxation to recovery after a traumatic brain injury. Most flotation tubs or tanks are about the size of a queen-sized bed and contain no more than 1 foot of water that has been supersaturated with 850 to 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt to 200 gallons of water. According to Graham Talley, founder of Float On, which hosts an annual Float Conference, this makes the water "more buoyant than the Dead Sea."1 The water is heated to 93.5 degrees F., which is a normal skin surface temperature. Writing for Men's Health, Deanna Debara describes her experience:2 "Float devotees include celebrities like Steph Curry and Joe Rogan, who have promoted it as a post-workout recovery tool and a way to reduce muscle soreness. Floating devotees claim that the therapy can be a cure-all for everything from hypertension to insomnia, but I was...

18:57

Kristen Bell slams Snow White kiss... and the internet fires back "IndyWatch Feed World"

(L) Wikipedia / Walt Disney (R) Reuters/ MONICA ALMEIDA Monica Almeida Snow White, Kristen Bell. Disney princess Kristen Bell has taken aim at Snow White, questioning the iconic fairytale's messages about consent and the story's appropriateness in a modern context. The 38-year-old actress, who stars as Princess Anna in the Disney smash-hit 'Frozen,' took the classic cartoon to task in an interview with Parenting magazine. She told the magazine that she always raises questions about the tale's topic content (in particular, that kiss) with her and husband Dax Shepard's two daughters, Lincoln, 5, and Delta, 3. "Every time we close Snow White I look at my girls and ask, 'Don't you think it's weird that Snow White didn't ask the old witch why she needed to eat the apple? Or where she got that apple?'

18:56

EU's chief Brexit negotiator says Irish border issue could sink whole deal "IndyWatch Feed World"

The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier, has claimed on French radio, that the contentious issue of the Irish border could sink any chance of a Brexit deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union. Barnier revealed that the EU's Brexit deal with the UK was 90% complete, but there was still a possibility of negotiations failing due to ongoing disagreements over the Irish border. He warned that solving the Irish border issue was a "prerequisite" for a successful outcome of Brexit negotiations, and that failure to find a resolution would spell disaster for striking any deal. "The answer is yes," Barnier said when asked on France Inter radio if the Irish border issue could cause the negotiations to collapse. "I believe we need a deal. I'm not yet sure we'll get one. It is difficult, but possible."

18:54

French parliament member proposes bill to outlaw mockery of accents "IndyWatch Feed World"

A French member of parliament has proposed that mockery of accents be outlawed, after an irate politician derided a journalist's southwestern pronunciation before asking if anyone had a question in "understandable French". Laetitia Avia of President Emmanuel Macron's ruling party said she was proposing a bill that would classify such mockery with other forms of prohibited discrimination such as on grounds of sex or race. She did so after a journalist from Toulouse in southwest France asked former presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon about an anti-corruption investigation of his hard-left political party. In an exchange widely relayed on media and social networks, Melenchon mimicked the journalist's accent and told her she was "talking nonsense" before turning away and saying: "Has anyone got a question in more or less comprehensible French?"

18:54

CNN's Acosta bizarrely tells former WH official to 'Fu*k off' for harmless tweet "IndyWatch Feed World"

CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta has been outed for an abusive outburst following some mild trolling by a former White House official on Twitter. On Thursday, Acosta tweeted a rambling complaint accusing White House staff of playing music too loud at President Donald Trump's rally in Montana, restricting live TV press coverage from the event. Acosta's tweet went on to "suppose" that the White House "loves those kinds of shenanigans," and wonder if the loud music posed a security risk for the Secret Service or local law enforcement. Justin Caporale, a former official for First Lady Melania Trump, replied with a teasing tweet that simply read "Dear Diary..." This rather tame Twitter barb seemingly outraged Acosta and the CNN journalist wasn't afraid to give Caporale a piece of his mind.

18:50

Vandals desecrate Christian cemetery near Jerusalem in apparent hate crime "IndyWatch Feed World"

Some 30 headstones have been smashed in a Christian cemetery belonging to a Catholic monastery located not far from Jerusalem. A local cleric called it a deliberate desecration while the police opened a probe into a hate crime. The vandals tore down concrete crosses marking dozens of graves at the cemetery belonging to the Beit Jamal monastery, a popular pilgrimage and tourism site, located some 30 kilometers west from Jerusalem near the two of Beit Shemesh. The tombstones were toppled and some tombs were damaged as well. The damage was discovered by the monks, who visit the graveyard every few days. They believed that the incident was not a mere act of vandalism. "They wanted to smash, to pull down, a symbol of the Christians, the cross," Father Antonio Scodo, responsible for the upkeep of the Saint Stephen's Church graveyard, told AFP, calling the incident an act of "desecration." Police has opened an investigation into the incident, calling it a "hate crime." However, it said...

18:48

Australian right-wing government embraces white supremacism "IndyWatch Feed World"

This Australian satiric video says about itself:

PAULINE HANSON Send Up Im a Very Caring Racist Skye Brooks

The Racist, Sexist Lying Hypocritical Bigot Mix By Skye Brooks. Performed 1999, The Comedy Club, North Melbourne.

By Mike Head in Australia:

Australian government backs far-right OK to be white motion in Senate

19 October 2018

Last Monday, Liberal-National Coalition senators voted unanimously for a resolution by Senator Pauline Hanson, the leader of the anti-immigrant One Nation Party, promoting a notorious white supremacist slogan. In a revealing political stand, they openly joined far-right senators in backing Hansons it is okay to be white motion, which was only narrowly defeated, by 28 votes to 31.

The vote caused widespread outrage, and attracted international media attention, because it so nakedly aligned the government with the type of far-right and fascistic elements emerging in Europe and the United States. With a crucial by-election in the Sydney electorate of Wentworth this Saturday, there was also evident nervousness that the line-up with Hanson could cost the Liberal Party votes.

Recently-installed Prime Minister Scott Morrison publicly back-tracked the next day, saying the Senate vote was regrettable. Cabinet ministers blamed an inexplicable administrative error. At the suggestion of the opposition Labor Party, the Senate vote was placed back on the notice paper so that Coalition senators could reverse their vote on Tuesday.

Whatever the short-term tactical calculations behind the about-face, the fact that the government embraced the slogan, long championed by alt-right and neo-Nazi gro...

18:44

Women blast Macron for claiming educated ladies won't choose large family "IndyWatch Feed World"

Emmanuel Macron has attracted the anger of moms across the globe after suggesting that no educated woman would want up to nine children. Take a look, Monsieur President, at all the multi-children mothers with university degrees! The French leader seems unable to get away from the topic of large families. A year ago, he was bashed on social media for saying that Africa's main problem is "seven, eight children per woman." The 40-year old 'tried his luck' again in late September, when he spoke about women and fertility in Africa at the Gates Foundation's Goalkeepers Summit. "Please present me the lady who decided, being perfectly educated, to have seven, eight, nine children," he said to the audience. Comment: Macron is just revealing his ignorance borne from a life influenced by feminist ideology. While Macron's main point was that parenthood should be a choice, many women across the globe considered the statement offensive. The campaign is surprisingly only now gaining strength in...

18:44

Restaurant owner vows to vote Republican after Leftists target him for hosting Marsha Blackburn event "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Tennessee restaurant owner is refusing to back down after becoming a target of the left's angry abuse. The severe backlash after Tom Courtney hosted an event for U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Marsha Blackburn shocked the independent Mt. Juliet restaurant owner who plans to take action in response, but in contrast, like a mature adult. Democrats decry calling out protesters as an "angry mob" but that's exactly what Blackburn, who is vying for the open U.S. Senate seat against former Democratic Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, said in her note of thanks to the owner of Courtney's Restaurant and Catering.

18:36

Decorated Silver Star Veteran, POW Sentenced to 7 Years for a Gun He Bought 40 Years Ago "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Matt Agorist Plano, TX Alfred Pick served his country honorably. After going on over 100 combat missions in Vietnam, Pick was given the...

18:34

Belly fat linked to Vitamin D deficiency "IndyWatch Feed World"

Getting rid of body fat is a common goal for many people all over the world. Those six pack abs are constantly on our minds, especially when its so hard in todays society to be active and maintain a healthy diet. Every time we sit down for a meal, we remember the extra few pounds []

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18:34

Putin: Russia surpassed rivals with precise hypersonic weapons & will deploy more within months "IndyWatch Feed World"

New Avangard hypersonic glider warheads are just months away from entering military service, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, adding that Russia is the first in the world to develop the breakthrough technology. A hypersonic glider is a type of projectile that can fly and maneuver in the upper atmosphere at speeds of over Mach 5. This makes them harder to intercept than regular warheads, which approach the target over a predictable ballistic trajectory. Russia's variant of the system is called Avangard and will be ready for military service in a few months, according to Putin. "Responding to the development of anti-ballistic missile systems by the US, we are improving our strike capabilities. Some are already in service, others will be deployed soon," he said during a Valdai Club session in Sochi. The Avangard deployment will happen "within several months,"Putin said.

18:32

Secret Government Report Shows Gaping Holes in Privacy Protections From U.S. Surveillance "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Ashley Gorski, Staff Attorney, ACLU National Security Project On Tuesday, in response to Freedom of Information Act requests, a federal privacy watchdog released an...

18:32

Twitter purges left-wing accounts with no explanation "IndyWatch Feed World"

Twitter accounts run by activists linked to the Occupy movement have been suspended after the social network continued its attempted crackdown on bots and fake accounts. Around 80 activists with a collective following of five million people are thought to have had their accounts suspended. Organisers and activists say that their Twitter accounts were suspended without an explanation from the social network. Many of the accounts were created in 2011 and 2012 at the height of the Occupy movements. The mass suspension of accounts linked to the Occupy movement comes as Twitter steps up efforts to clean up its platform. The company has reportedly suspended 1,500 accounts over the past week that were suspected of being run by members of pro-Trump 4chan members masquerading as liberal activists, according to anonymous source speaking to The New York Times.

18:31

Where Does Your State Rank on Individual Tax Burden? A Look at All 50 States "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Craig Eyermann Taxes are the price that regular people pay for government spending. Whether that spending goes to things and services that people want,...

18:30

Active shooter call puts Navy shipyard in Virginia on lockdown "IndyWatch Feed World"

The General Dynamics shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia has been placed on lockdown following reports of an active shooter. Police have combed the facility looking for the cause of an undisclosed "incident." A security guard called in an active shooter situation on Thursday shortly before noon local time, the police said. Some of the shipyard workers were evacuated, while other remained locked inside the facility. According to a General Dynamics spokesperson quoted by WVEC-TV, there was an "incident"on a berthing barge located near the shipyard. There were unconfirmed reports that US Navy personnel was involved.

18:30

Supreme Court Takes Case That Could End Internet Censorship, Expand First Amendment "IndyWatch Feed World"

By The Free Thought Project Authored by Carmine Sabia via Citizen Truth, After the recent purge of over 800 independent media outlets on Facebook, the...

18:27

Putin: Russia getting rid of US dollar matter of national security "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sanctions are forcing Russia to find alternative settlement currencies to the US dollar to ensure the security of the country's economy, according to President Vladimir Putin. "We are moving to the de-dollarization of the economy. We are doing so not because we want to undermine the dollar, but because we want to ensure our security. We are constantly facing sanctions, they do not give us the opportunity to work in dollars,"Putin said on Thursday at the Valdai Discussion Club meeting in Sochi. The alternative to the greenback could become a basket of national currencies, an instrument being developed by BRICS countries. "If such tools are invented, it will be possible to get away from the dollar. As soon as this happens, the dollar will have hard times," Putin said. The Russian president said that the US is forcing a number of countries to abandon the dollar in international payments. "This is a typical mistake of an empire. Our American friends are undermining confidence in the...

18:22

US building 2 new bases in Syria, sending heavy arms to Kurds in Manbij "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US is continuing its military buildup in Manbij in response to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's threats to clear the region of Syrian Kurds. Speaking on condition of anonymity to Sputnik, a Manbij Military Council representative disclosed that the US has sent heavy arms to the region. A source close to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) told Sputnik Turkey that the US had started beefing up their military presence in Manbij and sent weaponry to the region in response to Ankara's signals about a potential operation in the city, located in the northeast of Aleppo Governorate. It was reported that the fighters of the Manbij Military Council, subordinated to the SDF command, had doubled security measures on Manbij's border, from the side of Jarabulus. Additionally, the US has reportedly sent armored vehicles and heavy weapons to the council. Emblems of the Manbij Military Council were pasted on the armored car delivered to the region.

18:14

1.9 million people prove it: Do this regularly to avoid early death "IndyWatch Feed World"

A new study published by researchers from the World Health Organization (WHO) suggests 1 in 4 adults (27.5 percent) worldwide is getting insufficient exercise as measured by WHO guidelines. After analyzing 358 population-based surveys involving 1.9 million participants representing 168 countries, the study authors concluded more than 1.4 billion adults are at risk of developing []

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18:12

Brazils Jair Bolsonaro Accused of Widespread Electoral Fraud "IndyWatch Feed World"

An investigative story published by the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo today proves that companies are paying for WhatsApp bulk messaging services to spread fake news and attack ads against the Workers Party (PT). According to the article, companies are planning a big operation for the week before the runoff election in Brazil, which will be held on Oct. 28.

The companies are supporting the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro and using lists of mobile contacts sold by digital strategy agencies and also the presidential hopefuls own database. The law, however, only allows candidates to use their own lists of contacts provided voluntarily by individuals.

To send hundreds of millions of messages, contracts are worth as high as R$12 million (more than US$3.2 million). One of the companies hiring these services is Havan, owned by Luciano Hang, who has reportedly been forcing his employees to vote for Jair Bolsonaro. Hiring this kind of services can be considered illegal campaign contributions from corporations if they are proven to have links with the Social Liberal Party candidate.

Joo Meira, who holds a masters degree in Political Law, explains that the elections could be annulled due to illegal campaign practices and abuse of economic power.

Meira argues that, with a fierce WhatsApp campaign and the industry of lies established around it, it is virtually impossible to control what kind of content is shared and, if the accusations are proven true, the fraud completely taints the election process. If Bolsonaro and his campaign are proven to be associated with the actions of those groups of people who committed unlawful acts, even if he is elected, he can be impeached and be ineligible to run for eight years, the expert says.

While some of the agencies reported to be sending mass WhatsApp messages include Quickmobile, Yacows, Croc Services, and SMS Market, Bolsonaros financial disclosures only include the company AM4 Brasil Inteligncia Digital, which was paid R$115,000 (nearly US$31,000) to provide digital media services.

According to Folha, the services are between R$0.08 and R$0.12 (US$0.02-0.03) per message sent to contact numbers from the candidates own list and R$0.30 to R$0.40 (US$0.08-0.11) per message when the list of contacts is provided by the agency. The agencies also offer segmentation by region and even income.

Stra...

18:10

Kanye's real success: Trump now supports criminal justice reform, reducing sentences and sending fewer to prison "IndyWatch Feed World"

Kanye West's literal embrace of President Trump was all over the news last week. The president's rhetorical embrace of criminal justice reform got considerably less attention, but may prove more consequential. In an interview with Fox News on the morning of his meeting with the rap impresario, Trump signaled that he was ready to go beyond "back-end" reform, which focuses on rehabilitation of inmates, and support "front-end" reform, which focuses on reducing sentences and sending fewer people to prison. The key to understanding Trump's remarks is Alice Marie Johnson, whose sentence the president commuted in June at the behest of West's wife, Kim Kardashian. Johnson, a first-time offender who received a life sentence in 1996 for participating in a Memphis cocaine-trafficking organization, has described herself as "a telephone mule, passing messages between the distributors and sellers." While serving nearly 22 years in federal prison, she became a grandmother and great-grandmother,...

18:08

Total Conviction Buy Signal Is Flashing Now "IndyWatch Feed World"

Theres a new buy alert flashing right now for a what some experts believe is a promising stock that I think you should know about. Especially if this signal produces gains anything like it has before.

For example:

On December 18th, 2009, this remarkable signal flashed right here on the Netflix stock chart

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Whats happened since then? As you can see on the chart, anyone fortunate enough to have bought Netflix stock on that day is now sitting on a gain exceeding 4,000% enough to turn $10,000 into nearly half a million dollars.

This is not the only example Ive found of this. Far from it.

In all, the Total Conviction buy signal has flashed on the 27 stocks I mentioned 205 times since 2009, and investors who were able to follow along have average gains more than 3 times greater than the markets returns  yet Wall Street completely ignores it!

To be fair, theres a very good reason Wall Street doesnt publicize this buy signal. And I dont blame them for not doing so.

But all of that doesnt really matter, because its a very easy thing for you to discover what this simple signal is, and to see (and buy!) the stock that triggered it.

Ive prepared a special report that explains more about this remarkable buy signal and shows several more stocks that have triggered it.

Were offering this report today simply to get it in front of as many people as possible while the buying opportunity lasts, but we dont know how long that will be.

Even though timing isnt everything, and past performance is no indicator of future results, history has shown that it has paid for some investors to move early on stocks like this one especially when you consider the average of stocks that have triggered this buy signal are up 356.1%.

18:02

Do you believe there are extraterrestrials? "IndyWatch Feed World"

I believe there are. I believe there are countless civilizations out there. I believe we are not alone!

Are people who claim theyve been abducted by aliens making it all up, or did they really experience something out of this world?

Do we have a star-faring civilization to thank for crop circles, or just stealthy terrestrial pranksters?

If you find yourself asking questions like these, an upcoming conference of like-minded people in the D.C. area could be right up your alley.

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Mysteries of Space & Sky is one of the longest-running UFO conferences in the region, and this years event will feature a presentation by one of the worlds most famous alleged alien abductees, Travis Walton.

In 1975, Walton claimed he was abducted by a saucer-shaped hovering object during his time as a forestry worker in Arizona. He recounted his experience in his novel, The Walton Experience, which would serve as the inspiration behind the 1993 movie Fire in the Sky.

Researcher and filmmaker Jennifer Stein will also discuss the enigma of crop circles, and Chase Kloetzke, Director of Investigations for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), will speak about a strange experience she had during an investigation in Tennessee.

In mid-1947, a United...

18:00

Nadia Murad and Amal Clooney Take the Yazidis Cause to the U.N. (Video) "IndyWatch Feed World"

Its hard to imagine what would cause a commotion on the floor of the United Nations, where international heads of state routinely drop by to offer brief breaks from the daily grind of institutionalized diplomacy.

But when Yazidi refugee Nadia Murad showed up on Sept. 22, 2016, to officially step into her role as the first goodwill ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking of the United Nations, it didnt seem like business as usual, judging by this clip from filmmaker Alexandria Bombachs new documentary, On Her Shoulders.

The gravity of the crisis Murad is there to address, as well as her air of quiet determination, is offset by the swirl of activity around her, as members of her extended support team usher her in and do some on-the-fly stage directing before she begins her speech. Causing no small amount of chic pandemonium is a different sort of celebrity humanitarian in Murads midstAmal Clooney, who is there in the capacity of her lawyer.

On Her Shoulders, which tracks part of Murads multistop speaking tour to draw worldwide attention to the genocide by Islamic State of Yazidi communities in Iraq and Syria, opens Friday in the U.S. Click here to read Truthdigs interview with Bombach.

 

Watch the trailer for On Her Shoulders below (film clips courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories):

 

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17:58

Deep state dominos falling? Indicted leakers linked to Mueller team members Andrew Weissmann and DOJ Fusion GPS Collaborator Bruce Ohr "IndyWatch Feed World"

The indictment of US Treasury officials yesterday is more important than first thought. The individuals indicted have close ties to demoted DOJ lawyer Bruce Ohr and Mueller team corrupt attorney Andrew Weissmann! On Tuesday, 40-year-old Natalie May Edwards, the senior advisor in the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, was arrested and criminally charged for leaking confidential financial documents relating to former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, the Russian embassy and accused Russian spy Maria Butina. Ms. Edwards, who leaked the documents related to the Manafort case, was interviewed by Ronan Farrow six months ago. It now looks like that was an attempt by her to set herself up as a whistle blower rather than the leaker she is -

17:55

Congress has no Russia policy other than counterproductive sanctions "IndyWatch Feed World"

Inconvenient thoughts on Cold War and other news. Intelligence agencies, Nikki Haley, sanctions, and public opinion. 1. National intelligence agencies have long played major roles, often not entirely visible, in international politics. They are doing so again today, as is evident in several countries, from Russiagate in the United States and the murky Skripal assassination attempt in the UK to the apparent murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Turkey. Leaving aside what President Obama knew about Russiagate allegations against Donald Trump and when he knew it, the question arises as to whether these operations were ordered by President Putin and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) or were "rogue" operations unknown in advance by the leaders and perhaps even directed against them. There have been plenty of purely criminal and commercial "rogue" operations by intelligence agents in history, but also "rogue" ones that were purposefully political. We know, for example,...

SOTT FOCUS: Stephen Cohen: Rogue Assassins a Possibility in Khashoggi Case "IndyWatch Feed World"

Stephen F. Cohen and John Batchelor continue their (usually) weekly discussions of the new US-Russian Cold War. (Previous installments, now in their fifth year, are at TheNation.com). Cohen comments on the following subjects currently in the news: Intelligence agencies, Nikki Haley, sanctions, and public opinion: 1. National intelligence agencies have long played major roles, often not entirely visible, in international politics. They are doing so again today, as is evident in several countries, from Russiagate in the United States and the murky Skripal assassination attempt in the UK to the apparent murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Turkey. Leaving aside what President Obama knew about Russiagate allegations against Donald Trump and when he knew it, the question arises as to whether these operations were ordered by President Putin and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) or were "rogue" operations unknown in advance by the leaders and perhaps even directed...

17:55

May Could Offer Northern Ireland To Sinn Fein And Dublin "IndyWatch Feed World"

Ooops there goes my  career !!

 

One of the unexpected effects of Brexit has been the big reveal that government ministers have very little understanding of, or interest in, Northern Ireland politics. The 2017 election gave the DUP the casting vote in Brexit negotiations, and they show every sign of sticking to their red lines to the very end, yet government ministers remain mystified by the DUPs unwillingness to step back from their red lines.

Most reports of the negotiations regard the DUPs intransigence as somewhat overdone for what is basically a trade issue and one that, truth be told, would be likely to work out to the benefit of the Northern Ireland economy. Conservative MPs are now asking what theyre getting for their 1billion handout, while others are briefing that the DUP could be dropped in favour of a reliance on votes from other parties. In return the DUP are threatening to depose Theresa May and install a Conservative leader more to their liking.

Every impact report shows that leaving the single market would cost jobs and harm industry and business. Given that the backstop would in effect keep Northern Ireland in the single market you might think that the DUP would be glad to have the boost to their regions economy. If he could get away with it, its not impossible to imagine Sadiq Khan arguing that the Channel Tunnel should keep London in the single market due to the effective border with France, but that might be a stretch.

What seems to escape everyones attention is that this isnt just about trade arrangements. Its also about governance, sovereignty and identity. As a result the Tories have no chance of persuading the DUP to change their stance.

The DUP know that, given...

17:52

Tory MPs Block Public From Seeing Universal Credit report "IndyWatch Feed World"

Tory MPs have blocked an attempt to obtain a government analysis of the impact of Universal Credit on peoples incomes.

MPs voted 299 to 279 against an attempt by Labour that to secure the release of the assessment drawn up by officials a majority of 20.

The move followed reports that Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey warned the Cabinet some claimants could be 200 a month worse off under the new benefit system.

Last week she admitted during an interview that some people will be worse-off on UC than under the previous system.

Shadow work and pensions secretary Margaret Greenwood told the Commons today UC had been beset with flaws in its design and delivery and was causing immense hardship.

She said that 3.2 million families with children could lose around 50 a week, adding: People are worried, but theres no clarity from Government.

But McVey insisted the government had taken a mature approach to the rollout of the system.

McVey insisted the rollout of Universal Credit would continue, but said she would ensure the Government get it right.

We will make sure we get this benefit right. You know for why? Because the genuine concerns of the people on our backbenches want to get it right, she told MPs.

It came as the government revealed it is facing a benefits bill of more than 1.5bn after underpaying tens of thousands of disabled claimants.

An estimated 180,000 people are due arrears payments totalling 970m after under-receiving Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) papers have shown.

And the cost of paying them extra after their claims have been corrected is estimated to add another 700 million over the next seven years, taking the total additional bill to 1.67 billion, an internal analysis released on Wednesday shows.

17:50

Saudi Royals Considering Replacement for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman "IndyWatch Feed World"

The major French daily Le Figaro on Thursday published a bombshell story which reports the Saudi royal family is actively considering a replacement to crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) as next in line to succeed his father King Salman as the kingdom finds itself under the greatest international pressure and scrutiny its faced in its modern history over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi  widely believed to have been killed on orders of MbS himself.

The Li Figaro reports unnamed diplomatic source says the Allegiance Council, which is historically the body responsible for approving the order of succession to the throne, is currently meeting in secret (translation from the French):

For several days, the Allegiance Council for the ruling Saudi family is meeting in the utmost discretion, says a diplomatic source to Le Figaro in Paris. The information has been confirmed by a Saudi Arabian contacted in Riyadh. Composed of a delegate representing each of the clans  at least seven  of the royal family, this body, responsible for inheritance problems, examines the situation created by the disappearance, still unresolved, more than a fortnight ago, of the journalist dissident Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

The report in Frances oldest top three national newspapers further suggests the ruling family is seeking to replace the 33-year old MbS with his much less ambitious and more predictable brother, Prince Khalid bin Salman.

The council was already seen as having broken the customary rules of succession last year when it appointed MbS as the new crown prince over next-in-line to the throne Mohammed bin Nayef; however, the councils authority has tended to be seen as a rubber stamp on already decided succession by the most powerful figures within the ruling family.

The Le Figaro report further cited a Saudi source who explained the transition wouldnt necessarily be immediate, but that Khalid would gradually replace his brother.

Khalid, whos even younger than MbS at 28, is said to be popular both at home and abroad, and is generally seen as someone who can improve the kingdoms image in the West.

Hes been Saudi ambassador to the United States since taking the post in April 2017 but was recalled last week, according to The New York TimesHe flew directly back to Riyadh where he was present for Secretary of State Mike Pompeos high pres...

17:49

Worker on zero-hour contract doing zero hours delighted hes not in unemployed figures "IndyWatch Feed World"

As the latest government figures showed a drop in unemployment to the lowest level in twelve years, zero-hour workers have sought clarification that theyre definitely not unemployed.

Despite not doing any work, or being paid any wages, zero-hour contract workers have been told once again that they are a valuable part of the UKs workforce.

Zero-hour contract worker Simon Williams welcomed the reassurances, telling us, I have a job, and thats why Im not in the new unemployment figures Im contributing to making them the best ever.

I mean, its a job that didnt pay me anything last week, because Im not guaranteed any actual work but thats better than nothing, right?

Well, I suppose that technically speaking, nothing is not better than nothing, its the sameas nothing but you get the point.

Government statisticians have insisted there is a big difference between people not working and not getting paid, and people with a piece of paper to say their job gave them no work and theyre not getting paid.

As one senior Whitehall official explained,People claiming job seekers allowance would love the opportunity to work zero hours for zero pay as it removes the stigma of unemployment.

Getting back into the workforce routine of not doing anything and not picking up any wages is an important part of reintegrating the previously unemployed.

I look forward to the day when we have another one and a half million workers not doing any work and not getting paid our unemployment figures will look amazing.

17:47

Armageddon Postponed "IndyWatch Feed World"

Syrias Idlib Province Gets New Lease on Life

The looming military offensive on the Idlib province in Syria has been called off for now. People there are yearning to return to normal life and rapidly planning for the future. But how long with the peace last?

SyriaPro-Turkey Syrian fighters and Turkish troops secure the Bursayah hill, which separates the Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin from the Turkey-controlled town of Azaz, Syria, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. Turkish troops and allied Syrian fighters captured the strategic hill in northwestern Syria afte...

17:42

Europes top court orders Poland to suspend a law forcing Supreme Court judges into early retirement "IndyWatch Feed World"

The ruling by the European Court of Justice offers a reprieve to judges who were being forced off the bench under a new Polish law that lowers the retirement age to 65.

The governments critics say the law represents an attempt to pack the court with sympathetic judges and subvert judicial independence. Poland has suggested it will resist any attempt by European Union authorities to intervene in what it regards as a purely domestic decision, setting up a potential clash.

 Europes top court ordered Polands government on Friday to immediately halt implementation of a controversial law designed to force more than a dozen of the nations Supreme Court justices into early retirement.

The surprise decision by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) sets up a potential clash between European authorities and the right-wing Polish government, which has been accused of subverting the rule of law with a bid to pack Supreme Court with sympathetic judges.

The Polish government had no immediate reaction to the ruling. But Polish officials have earlier suggested they might defy the ECJs will if the court sought to intervene in what the government sees as a purely domestic matter.

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17:40

Russia invites foreign banks to use money transfer alternative to US-influenced SWIFT "IndyWatch Feed World"

Foreign banks will soon be able to become part of Russia's money transfer network which serves as an alternative to the traditional SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) system. "Non-residents will start connecting to us this year. People are already turning to us," said First Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Russia Olga Skorobogatova. Earlier, the official said that by using the alternative payment system foreign firms would be able to do business with sanctioned Russian companies. As of September, 416 Russian companies have joined the System for Transfer of Financial Messages (SPFS), including the Russian Federal Treasury and large state corporations including Gazprom Neft, Rosneft, and others, the Central Bank said.

17:36

PIATEK ACERCA DE RONALDO: O MELHOR DE SEMPRE "IndyWatch Feed World"

O polaco Krzysztof Piatek vai defrontar a Juventus de Cristiano Ronaldo e o avanado no tem dvidas que o goleador portugus o melhor jogador de sempre.

 

Cristiano Ronaldo o melhor jogador do mundo nesta altura e na minha opinio o mais que alguma vez existiu, afirmou Piatek, em declaraes Imprensa local.

 

O avanado est a ser associado a diversos clubes europeu, visto que leva 14 golos em 10 jogos pelo clube e pas.

 

Estou no Gnova e o meu foco apenas no Gnova. Ainda faltam muitos jogos esta temporada e estou concentrado neles. Gosto muito dos adeptos do Gnova.

 

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17:35

Ukraine's allies exposed as event hosts neo-nazi's, deviants and Western-linked Gladio groups "IndyWatch Feed World"

On October 15th, the NATO/US intelligence backed or supported Gladio networks showed their hand, publicly exposing themselves by hosting a conjoined public conference in the semi-failed state of Ukraine, where Gladio organizations such as Svoboda were critical pawns in the Color Revolution dubbed 'EuroMaidan'. The EuroMaidan is infamous for bringing misery, poverty, and instability to the former Soviet state of Ukraine, alongside a policy of anti-Russian ethnic cleansing in the east of the civil-war torn country. Joining them were their Western European counterparts of JN (Germany) and CasaPound (Italy) who supported the U.S/NATO policy in Ukraine, where these neo-nazi/neo-fascist/third position type front organizations were used historically as part of a strategy of tension. In Ukraine, this strategy of tension ultimately aided the Neocon hawk strategy enforced by Victoria Nuland, where over $5 billion USD was spent on this project to bring down the former Ukrainian government....

17:34

Tech "Press" Touting Latest Google Fritz Chip "IndyWatch Feed World"

Adulation in the Pantsuited tech press is making the rounds for Google's latest Fritz chip, The Titan M (archived). Implanted into their latest pnoHes, the Titan M is designed to frustrate and arrest any attempt by device purchasers to own their devices. An investigation of Google's CR50, their netbook Fritz chip painted a dire picture for anyone hoping to own hardware made for Google.

17:34

MIGUEL VELOSO CONFIRMADO COM NOVO CONTRATO "IndyWatch Feed World"

Est confirmado. Miguel Veloso, 32 anos, assinou novo contrato com o Gnova, tendo pela frente a terceira experincia no clube italiano.

Miguel Veloso tinha terminado contrato com o Gnova no final da poca passada e s agora foi formalizado novo vnculo, vlido at final da presente poca, com opo por mais uma.

O internacional portugus conta total de 92 jogos pelo Gnova na Serie A, tendo marcado trs golos. No clube reeencontra Pedro Pereira e Iuri Medeiros.

A BOLA

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17:31

Mike Quinsey's Higher Self Message -- October 19, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"



Source: Tree of the Golden Light

As the new cycle continues to impose itself upon the old one, great conflict has occurred between the two as new ideas are emerging whilst there are those who are prepared to hold onto the old ones at any cost. In consequence progress is very slow and sorting out the entanglement of the old and the new is proving a difficult task. However, the new must be established to move mankind forwards, and introduce new ideas that will completely change the way of life. The changes are going to be pronounced and there are already moves to change the fabric of Humanity so that they are prepared for them. As one might expect, the changes are going to alter your very way of life, making it much easier and bringing you new ways of living that place minimal demands upon your time, leaving you with so much more for your personal leisure. As a result people will become more independent, and the long term future will see them coming together in much smaller groups.

Be assured that out of the apparent chaos a way forward will become apparent, and as the vibrations continue to increase will bring you a greater peace than you have previously experienced. Harmony will grow and happiness taken for granted as you all work for the benefit of everyone rather than the individual. Gone will be the spectre of homelessness and everyone will have a suitable dwelling. Everyone will have exactly what they need to live a comfortable and healthy life. These things will take time to manifest but you will find the results well worth waiting for. More and more you will find that your ability to think things into being will increase, and eventually it will become quite automatic. In the same way you will also dispose of that which no longer serves you, and the land and seas will cease to be blighted by rubbish. There will also be a point reached where you will be able to talk to animals and also understand them too.

Humans need to have a goal in mind and it is the way of working that they are used to, so planning well in advance will be with you for quite some time to come. One of the most welcome changes will be when you are able to have what you need instantly through the power of thought. Amassing things will become a thing of the past and the acquisition of wealth totally unnecessary when you can just think what you want into being. Th...

17:31

BENFICA AND PORTUGALS POLITICS: A RELATIONSHIP IMPOSSIBLE TO SEPARATE "IndyWatch Feed World"

Although there were still several hours left until the game would actually begin, thousands were already gathering outside Benficas home, the Estdio da Luz,by Eusbios bronze statue. There were people coming from all over the country, from the Douro region in the north, from the Algarve in the south, from the Azores in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as from all over the world, from Toulouse in France and Toronto in Canada.

After losing by one goal in Munich in the first leg of the quarter-finals against Bayern, Benfica had managed to keep their hopes of advancing to the next stage alive. Even if they knew their team was facing one of the best in the world in the Pep Guardiola-managed German powerhouse, the fact that in the Portuguese league Benfica had overcome the inauspicious start of the season new coach Rui Vitria heard calls for his dismissal even before the preseason had given way to competitive matches and was now in the lead and on the verge of winning the title with only five games to go, gave the clubs supporters cause to be enthusiastic about their prospects.

Holding their own the previous week in Munich, when many expected a humiliating barrage of goals by the home team, seemed to have confirmed the rightness of their state of mind. Or at least so they thought.

I have faith, said one of the fans sitting by Eusbios statue. Theyre a great team, I know, but it is possible to defeat them, said another. An elderly woman said, Its going to be difficult, but its going to be alright. Her husband said, We just need a little bit of luck.

Were gonna win 3-0, said a man who swore Benfica were going to face Real Madrid in the final. Another one said Benfica had been robbed by the referee in the first leg, because he was from Polackia he meant Poland and that country had the trauma of being invaded in World War Two.  Why a man from Polackia would illicitly benefit Bayern because his country had been invaded by Germany in 1939 was left without explanation, not because the man had no interest in continuing with his lecture he had plenty of that but because there was no sense to his theory to begin with.

Back in January, when Benfica hosted FC Porto for their 22nd game in the Portuguese league, the stadiums giant screen began to play a video documenting Benficas past greatness and present hopes. It was what, if it were in the political arena, would be unashamedly termed propaganda, but because this was football, it was considered motivation meaning and the words to translate it proved relative in the unlikeliest scenario for such a heavy philosophical endeavour.

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17:24

Fearmongering UK researchers link consumption of junk memes to teen obesity & other 'unhealthy' habits "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hopping on the "blame the memes" bandwagon, UK researchers have sent a letter to Parliament warning that kids are learning poor health habits from the memes they share on social media. The letter, sent by Loughborough University researchers to a Parliament committee investigating the impact of social media on teens, demonstrates a poor grasp of what exactly a meme is, though one need only read the New York Times' latest think-piece on memes to see that academia has never really understood the finer points of internet culture.

17:22

Reader: Freedom "IndyWatch Feed World"

Submitted to Operation Disclosure | By Thinker2

Freedom


Were you aware there is more than one form of Freedom? There is actually an entire spectrum. My objective with this article is to illustrate two extremes and allow you to fill in the middle ground.

The most recent and simplified phrase pointing to this difference is; Service to self verses service to others. This phrase comes from a series of books called; The Ra material. However this concept is very old and supported by very trusted sources. Many people are familiar with the phrase; Do unto others as you would want them to do unto you. Or Love one anther. Or Do no harm. These all communicate what I recognize as Common Law or Law of the Land, mentioned in the US Constitution.

We humans are selfish beings and for some it is difficult to see when we are harming others. We are quick to recognize when some one is harming us. We label those who have harmed us as criminal. Why are people who are exorcizing their freedom labeled criminal? They have failed to see the harm they are doing. They may have been seduced by the adrenaline rush they receive from their behavior, or they may have lost or destroyed their moral direction. It is difficult or imposable for morality to be legislated into existence. Morality requires an individual to apply this concept, however there are some people so apposed to self restraint that they engage in deceiving others into abandoning morality.

Aleister Crowley is perhaps the poster child for this phenomenon. Crowley was labeled the wickedest man who ever lived by the London Tabloids. He has had many followers, most of whom have abandoned him or died before doing so. Why is a man like Crowley who was simply exercising his freedom so repulsive to so many? They saw his behavior was harming others.

At this late stage in human development we find moral and immoral behavior polarizing society. One group wants; The rule of Law (Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.), the other group wants the freedom to do as they please. Aleister Crowley coined the phrase; Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Whole Of The Law. This is clearly a declaration of lawlessness (immo...

17:18

US Navy captain charged with diverting military contracts to her own company "IndyWatch Feed World"

US Navy Captain Heather Cole has been charged with criminal conspiracy after failing to disclose her active-duty military status while negotiating over half a million dollars in defense contracts with her own company. Cole pleaded not guilty before court martial and is set to go to trial in December on charges of criminal conspiracy linked to the activities of her Oklahoma-based manufacturing firm, Worksaver Material Handling Equipment Company. At issue are five Marine Corps contracts, one Air Force deal, and two Defense Logistics Agency orders her company secured between 2002 and 2013. Charge sheets obtained by the Navy Times allege she was aided by two civilian co-conspirators, whose names are redacted. She is also charged with lying to a Navy legal officer, having allegedly claimed to be a non-participating partner in Worksaver, said she had a waiver to do business with the federal government, and claimed she never did business with the Navy. Beyond that, she is accused of...

17:18

Reader: Artificial Intelligence "IndyWatch Feed World"

Submitted to Operation Disclosure | By Thinker2

Artificial Intelligence


Lately there has been a lot of talk in the Fake News Media regarding Artificial Intelligence; allow me to offer you another perspective as a computer programmer, student of wisdom, and ontology.

I do not think Artificial Intelligence is anything man needs to develop. I think we would be better served if we focused on Natural Intelligence, its in short supply.

My first impression as a computer programmer is that Artificial Intelligence is an Oxymoron (mutely exclusive terms). As artificial means unnatural; we need to identify what we mean by Intelligent. To a narcissist vanity and selfishness are Intelligent. To a psychopath greed and selfishness are Intelligent. So, each of us have a unique relationship with Intelligence. Psychopaths frequently receive high IQ scores. Do IQ tests consider Empathy and Compassion, or simply Memory and Processing ability? Computers have excellent memory and processing, but no empathy or compassion. I dont see a parasite that destroys or kills its host as intelligent.

If we start with the perspective of low intelligence like psychopathy We have had Artificial Intelligence since the first Computer Viruses. A Computer Virus can reproduce, destroy data (the lifes blood of a computer), until the virus kills its host (the computer). Not very intelligent, but it is artificial and it behaves like a psychopath with no consideration for anything but its self (function). Therefore Artificial Intelligence as a psychopath has been a reality since the 1990s.

The trouble with achieving higher forms of Artificial Intelligence lays in the fact that we Intelligent humans have senses and abilities which are not recognized by the scientific community. What some refer to as a Sixth Sense. However there are more then Six. A Computer program can only have access to these Senses once they are recognized and made accessible to with technology (not possible). Man does not have the ability to give soul to a machine. Empathy, Compassion, Love, etc are not mans to give to a machine and therefore it is not possible to synthesize Natural Intelligence in a machine of man. All man can hope to synthesize are Computer psychopaths. Artificial Intelligence is an Oxymoron (not possible).

If you think I am out of line with my com...

17:17

Tim Cook wants Bloomberg to retract that Chinese spy chip story "IndyWatch Feed World"

Apple has insisted theres no truth to the report that Chinese spies installed espionage hardware in its servers

Apple CEO Tim Cook has called upon Bloomberg Businessweek to retract a report that Chinese spies installed tiny microchips designed for espionage on server motherboards sent to the company, BuzzFeed News reports.

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17:15

Dinosaur age mosasaurs, video "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 19 October 2018 video says about itself:

Mosasaurs 101 | National Geographic

Mosasaurs were Earths last great marine reptiles. Learn about the surprising places theyd hunt, how some species dwarfed even the Tyrannosaurus rex, and how key physical adaptations allowed these reptiles to become a prehistoric apex predator.

17:13

Israels New Zero Tolerance Policy Towards Gaza Protesters Denounced as Deeply Alarming "IndyWatch Feed World"

Ahead of Great March of Return protests slated to continue at the fenced border of the Gaza Strip on Friday, Amnesty International condemned Israels reported zero tolerance policy toward such demonstrations, warning it likely will lead to more bloodshed after more than six months of confrontations during which Israeli forces have killed more than 150 Palestinians and injured thousands more.

Given Israeli forces horrific track record of using deadly force against Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza, as well as journalists, medics, and others, the announcement of a zero tolerance policy is deeply alarming, declared Saleh Higazi, deputy director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International.

Noting that Israel has repeatedly used lethal force unnecessarily and excessively against unarmed protesters in shameless violation of international law, Higazi emphasized that there are serious fears that this policy will further sanction the use of deadly force against unarmed protesters during todays demonstrations, and that Israeli forces will be given carte blanche authorization to carry out large-scale, unlawful killings escalating the bloodshed.

While the details of the policy have not yet been publicly disclosed, Higazi called on world leaders to pressure the Israeli government to scale back its response to the ongoing protests of the decades-long Israeli occupation and 11-year blockade of Gaza. He concluded, It is now time the international community shows zero tolerance towards Israels flagrant contempt for Palestinian lives and disregard for its obligations under international law.

Since the series of weekly demonstrations began on March 30, foreign leaders and human rights advocates have fiercely denounced the Israeli government for authorizing the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to use live ammunition on unarmed protesters and demanded an immediate end to the blockade that Israel and Egypt have imposed since Hamas took control of Gaza in 2007.

Hagai El-Ad of the Israeli human rights group BTsalem addressed the United Nations Security Council on Thursday to call for international action against Israels treatment of Palestinians, and appeared on Democracy Now! Friday morning to discuss...

17:12

Found In 90 Percent Of Table Salt Brands, Study Finds Average Adult Ingests 2,000 Pieces Of Microplastic Per Year "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Julian Conley via Common Dreams

The more we consume plastics, the more we literally consume plastic.

A year after researchers at a New York university discovered microplastics present in sea salt thanks to widespread plastic pollution, researchers in South Korea set out to find out how pervasive the problem isand found that 90 percent of salt brands commonly used in homes around the world contain the tiny pieces of plastic.

The new research, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology,suggests that the average adult ingests about 2,000 microplastics per year due to the presence of plastics in the worlds oceans and lakes.

The findings suggest that human ingestion of microplastics via marine products is strongly related to emissions in a given region. Seung-Kyu Kim, Incheon National University

Examining 39 brands sold in 21 countries, researchers at Incheon National University and Greenpeace East Asia found microplastics in 36 of them. The three table salts that did not contain the substance were sold in France, Taiwan, and Chinabut Asia overall was the site of some of the worst plastic pollution.

The study shows us that microplastics are ubiquitous, Sherri Mason, who conducted last years salt study at the State University of New York at Fr...

17:12

(Video) Black Seed Oil is all you Need "IndyWatch Feed World"



Published on Sep 8, 2016

Black Seed Oil Is All You Need

17:10

China Plans to Launch Artificial Moon Satellite by 2020 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Via: Asia Times: Officials in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, have unveiled a science fiction-like plan to launch whats known as an illumination satellite, or artificial moon, in two years. Local newspapers reported that the illumination satellite would be designed to complement the moon at night, with its own []

17:09

Swedish orchestra performance ends in brawl over chewing gum "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra saw its recent performance in Malm, Sweden, end in a brawl last week after the continued rustling of a chewing gum package left a concertgoer fuming with rage. The fracas began in the Malm Live concert hall's second balcony, moments after Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons began the adagietto sequence of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No.5, according to website The Local Sweden. With the sounds of crinkling paper bouncing off the walls during the fourth movement, a young man decided he'd had enough of a woman's attempts to open a new packet of gum, ultimately slapping the treat away from her. For the remaining 70 minutes of the show, the woman reportedly sat in silence - likely plotting her next move. Oh, did she plot.

17:05

Veteran broadcaster Rick Sanchez goes primetime on RT America "IndyWatch Feed World"

RT America will premiere "The News with Rick Sanchez" on Monday, October 22nd at 7pm EST. Award-winning American journalist and author Rick Sanchez will make his RT America debut as the host of daily prime-time news show. As a CNN anchor, MSNBC daytime anchor, FOX News contributor, Spanish-speaking anchor at Fox News Latino and Mundo Fox, as well as Miami news icon, Sanchez has evolved into one of the nation's top news personalities. He explained why he joined RT America, saying: "We're going to do wonderful things here. Do you watch TV to turn your brain OFF, to relax? I want you to watch TV to turn you brain ON. That's why I'm here."

17:03

X-37B Military Space Plane Wings Past 400 Days on Latest Mystery Mission "IndyWatch Feed World"

Via: space.com: The latest mystery mission of the U.S. Air Forces robotic X-37B space plane has now passed the 400-day mark. This mission known as Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV-5) was rocketed into Earth orbit on Sept. 7, 2017, atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASAs Kennedy Space Center []

17:00

SOTT FOCUS: The Health & Wellness Show: The Assault on Salt "IndyWatch Feed World"

Salt has been an essential part of civilization since as far back as 6000 B.C. It has been the subject of stories, fables and fairy tales, served as currency and has been the focal point of warfare. In the human body, salt is needed for numerous functions from blood sugar regulation to nerve communication to bone density to circulatory health. If that weren't enough, salt tastes great. Humans have an innate craving for salt and it is an integral part of food seasoning. No pantry is complete without it. Despite such an illustrious history of use, salt is the most maligned and misunderstood mineral on Earth. It's blamed for high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attacks, strokes and kidney disease and we're constantly being told to curb its use or die a horrible death. Is this simply a case of mistaken identity? Is salt serving as the fall guy for other dietary substances? Will salt ever receive the apology it deserves? Join us for this episode of The Health and Wellness Show as we...

16:58

Seahawk helicopter of most 'disaster-prone' fleet crashes on flight deck of USS 'Ronald Reagan' in Philippine Sea "IndyWatch Feed World"

Reuters / U.S. Navy USS Ronald ReaganThe most disaster-prone US fleet has suffered another incident after a MH-60 Seahawk helicopter crashed on the flight deck of the USS 'Ronald Reagan' shortly after takeoff at 9am, the Navy confirmed on Friday. According to the Navy, the injured personnel are "in stable conditions" and none of the injuries is life-threatening. Some of the servicemen were evacuated ashore. The crash happened as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was conducting regular operations in the Philippine Sea. Despite the incident, the ship remains "fully mission capable" and continued flight operations. The Navy has launched an official probe into the crash.

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Die Fachkrfte Kommen "IndyWatch Feed World"

16:56

US Sanctions on Russia and China Are About More Than Total War "IndyWatch Feed World"

A crucial Pentagon report on the US defense industrial base and supply chain resiliency bluntly accuses China of military expansion and a strategy of economic aggression, mostly because Beijing is the only source for a number of chemical products used in munitions and missiles.

Russia is mentioned only once, but in a crucial paragraph: as a what else threat, alongside China, for the US defense industry.

The Pentagon, in this report, may not be advocating total war against both Russia and China as it was interpreted in some quarters. What it does is configure the trade war against China as even more incandescent, while laying bare the true motivations behind the sanctioning of Russia.

The US Department of Commerce has imposed restrictions on 12 Russian corporations that are deemed to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the US. In practice, this means that American corporations cannot export dual-use products to any of the sanctioned Russian companies.

There are very clear reasons behind these sanctions and they are not related to national security. Its all about free market competition.

At the heart of the storm is the Irkut MC-21 narrow-body passenger jet the first in the world with a capacity of more than 130 passengers to have composite-based wings.

AeroComposit is responsible for the development of these composite wings. The estimated share of composites in the overall design is 40%.

The MC-21s PD-14 engine which is unable to power combat jets will be manufactured by Aviadvigatel. Until now MC-21s had Pratt & Whitney engines. The PD-14 is the first new engine 100% made in Russia since the break up of the USSR.

Aviation experts are sure that an MC-21 equipped with a PD-14 easily beats the competition; the Airbus A320 and the Boeing-737.

Then theres the PD-35 engine which Aviadvigatel is developing specifically to equip an already announced Russia-China wide-body twinjet airliner to be built by the joint venture China-Russia Commercial Aircraft International Corp Ltd (CRAIC), launched in May 2017 in Shanghai.

Aviation experts are convinced t...

16:54

Youve Been Literally Sprinkling Plastic on Your Food Your Entire Life "IndyWatch Feed World"

A year after researchers at a New York university discovered microplastics present in sea salt thanks to widespread plastic pollution, researchers in South Korea set out to find out how pervasive the problem isand found that 90 percent of salt brands commonly used in homes around the world contain the tiny pieces of plastic.

The new research, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, suggests that the average adult ingests about 2,000 microplastics per year due to the presence of plastics in the worlds oceans and lakes.

Examining 39 brands sold in 21 countries, researchers at Incheon National University and Greenpeace East Asia found microplastics in 36 of them. The three table salts that did not contain the substance were sold in France, Taiwan, and Chinabut Asia overall was the site of some of the worst plastic pollution.

The study shows us that microplastics are ubiquitous, Sherri Mason, who conducted last years salt study at the State University of New York at Fredonia, told National Geographic. Its not a matter of if you are buying sea salt in England, you are safe.

Greenpeace East Asia found a strong link between the level of plastic pollution in a given part of the world and the amount of microplastics people in those regions are inadvertently ingesting each year.

The findings suggest that human ingestion of microplastics via marine products is strongly related to emissions in a given region, Seung-Kyu Kim, a co-author of the study, told National Geographic.

Nat Geo Travel put it succinctly on Twitter:

Indonesia, it was found in an unrelated 2015 study, has the worlds second-highest level of plastic pollution. The researchers in South Korea discovered that the countrys table salt brands also contain the most microplastics.

That fact that they found higher counts in Asia is interesting. While not surprisi...

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Four years jail for police racism whistleblowing "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 14 April 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

How the FBI uses the Freedom of Information Act to track down whistleblowers

The FBI used a Freedom of Information Act request to track down a news organizations source. Late last month, the FBI arrested Terry James Albury, a longtime agent in its Minneapolis field office.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

A former FBI agent has been sentenced to 4 years imprisonment for leaking confidential documents to the press. During the trial he said that he wanted to focus attention on racism in the police service, but according to the court, that is no excuse.

39-year-old Terry James Albury leaked more than seventy documents to the press. Fifty of them were confidential. Eg, to a news site he gave a document describing how the FBI judges secret informants.

Ethnic profiling

According to his lawyers, the black man was acting according to his conscience because he felt that the FBI had profiled ethnically in the fight against terrorism. The lawyers therefore wanted him to get a suspended sentence only.

[Albury:] I wanted to do the right thing and never had the intention to endanger anyone.

National security

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CDC investigating cases of rare neurological 'mystery illness' in kids "IndyWatch Feed World"

A rare condition causing weakness in the arms or legs - and sometimes paralysis - has been confirmed in 62 children so far this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. One child has died of the condition, called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM. At least 65 more cases are under investigation, said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. So far, a common cause linking these illnesses has not been found.

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Fundraising lags for Republican women of color "IndyWatch Feed World"

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA)

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)


As reported by the
Center for American Women in Politics, three Republican women of color currently serve in Congress Mia Love (R-Utah), Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL). Of those three members, Rep. Ros-Lehtinen is not running for re-election, Rep. Love is in a surprise toss-up race, and while Rep. Herrera Beutler is currently favored, her race is closer than anticipated.

Given that the two incumbents seeking re-election are not in safe seats, CRP explored the other Republican women of color seeking election. Twelve races feature Republican women of color, including the two already mentioned. Of those 12 races, three are rated as toss-ups by the Cook Political Report. Three are rated as likely or lean Democratic seats, while the rest with the exception of Herrera Beutlers seat are safe Democratic districts.

If all of the districts end up with the currently favored candidate winning, its possible that Herrera Beutler could end up being the only Repub...

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Tourists continue lounging as dead bodies lie a few feet away on Mexico beach "IndyWatch Feed World"

It's a stunning resort town once frequented by the rich and famous, but these days it's become the scene of unimaginable horror time and time again. The latest incident saw two men murdered on Caleta Beach in Mexico's Acapulco region, but such scenes of bloodshed are becoming so mundane that tourists barely batted an eyelid. Sure, some beachgoers initially ran for their lives when the gunshots rang out, but it wasn't long before they went on with their leisure activities. Some were even filmed dining at a beachside restaurant while the bodies lay just feet away, with the bizarre scenes caught on camera by local site El Sol de Acapulco. The footage shows the crime scene being cordoned off by investigators with tourists seen relaxing in the background.

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West is losing and so it is bashing China and Russia Left and Right Literally "IndyWatch Feed World"

The insanity and vileness of Western anti-Chinese propaganda used to make some of my Chinese friends cry late at night. But things are changing. The lunacy of what is said and written about China (and Russia, of course), in the US and Europe, is now clearly reflecting frustration and the bad manners of sore losers. One could almost be inclined to pity the Western empire, if only it wasnt so violently murderous.

The Empires propagandists are pitying nobody they are now shooting like maniacs, but without any coherent plan.

Various Western experts and journalists cannot really agree on the basics: what is really wrong with China. But they are paid extremely well to find new and newer skeletons in the huge Chinese closets, and so they are constantly competing with each other, looking for the juiciest and the most scandalous stories. Often it appears that it pays to assume that absolutely everything is flawed with the most populous, and on top of it, Communist (with the Chinese characteristics, of course) country on earth!

China will end extreme poverty by 2020, but do not look for cheers and applause from Berlin, Paris, London and Washington. China is far ahead of all the large countries on earth in building a so-called ecological civilization, but who is willing to notice? China is constructing public parks, boardwalks and playgrounds, the biggest on earth, but who cares? The Chinese government is introducing sweeping educational reforms, while flooding the entire nation with concert halls, museums and theatres. But thats not worth mentioning, obviously!

Western propaganda tries to discredit China literally from both left and right, sometimes accusing it for being too Communist, but when it is suitable, even for not being Communist enough.

The New York Times ran a cover-page story on October 5, 2018, Unlikely foe for Chinas leaders: Marxists. For this highly sarcastic piece, a reporter visited the Chinese city of Huizhou, from where he wrote about a group of over-zealous young Marxists who are demanding things to be as they were in Maos days:

But the Huizhou activists represent a threat the authorities did not expect.

Seriously? A threat? China is moving towards Communism, again, under the current leadership. We are talking about democratic, socially-oriented Communism. But let us not argue with the official U.S. newspaper. It is definitely not a pro-Communist publication, but they had to show some sympathy (by running a cover story!) to a small bunch of over-zealous opposition Marxists, just to spread doubts among the readers, suggesting that the Chinese government is not that Red, anymore.

The next day (Saturday-Sunday edition, October 6-7, 2018), the same...

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This program wants to build a new tech workforce in West Virginia "IndyWatch Feed World"

NewForce, a partnership between Generation West Virginia and Jobcase, aims to solve two problems: A lack of job opportunities, and a lack of trained people for tech companies in the state to employ.

West Virginias young people problem is well documented: In 2016, the state was the only one to report a drop in birth rates and an increase in outward migrationboth are attributable to young people leaving the state, and staying away.

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South African city to begin confiscating privately owned land from white citizens in national test case "IndyWatch Feed World"

Local authorities in the South African city of Ekurhuleni are set to begin expropriating privately owned land, without paying for it, as part of a national test case for the country's controversial land reform program. The city council approved an "expropriation without compensation" bill that had been pushed by ruling African National Congress (ANC) earlier this year, the Associated Press reports. Nearly 600,000 of the four million people living in the city are reportedly stuck in an awful housing crisis due to the shortage of lands for building new homes. The land crunch is forcing people to stay in "informal settlements." "Our policy is not to take the land by force," Ekurhuleni's Executive Mayor Mzwandile Masina told the agency. "Our policy is to make sure the land is shared amongst those that need it."

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Rare fungus time-lapse video "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 18 October video shows, in time-lapse, how a rare basket stinkhorn fungus grew during two days.

Vincent Schoutsen made this video, in his garden in the Netherlands.

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Thom Hartmann: Billionaire-Funded Fascism Is Rising in America "IndyWatch Feed World"

The billionaire fascists are coming for your Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. And theyre openly bragging about it.

Right after Trumps election, back in December of 2016, Newt Gingrich openly bragged at the Heritage Foundation that the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress were going to break out of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt model. That model, of course, created what we today refer to as the middle class.

This week Mitch McConnell confirmed Gingrichs prophecy, using the huge deficits created by Trumps billionaire tax cuts as an excuse to destroy entitlement programs.

I think it would be safe to say that the single biggest disappointment of my time in Congress has been our failure to address the entitlement issue, and its a shame, because now the Democrats are promising Medicare for All, McConnell told Bloomberg. He added, [W]ere talking about Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid.

These programs, along with free public education and progressive taxation, are the core drivers and maintainers of the American middle class. History shows that without a strong middle class, democracy itself collapses, and fascism is the next step down a long and terrible road.

Ever since the election of Ronald Reagan, Republicans have been working overtime to kneecap institutions that support the American middle class. And, as any working-class family can tell you, the GOP has had some substantial successes, particularly in shifting both income and political power away from voters and toward billionaires and transnational corporations.

As Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin Page demonstrated in an exhaustive analysis of the difference between what most Americans want their politicians to do legislatively, versus what American politicians actually do, its pretty clear that President Carter was right.

They found that while the legislative priorities of the top 10 percent of Americans are consistently made into law, things t...

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BEST OF THE WEB: Finian Cunningham: Time for a United Ireland "IndyWatch Feed World"

It is nearly 100 years since British rulers inflicted a grievous blow to Irish sovereignty, when they forcibly partitioned the neighboring island nation into two separate states. Now, with the Brexit debacle intensifying, it is evidently time for Ireland to be reunited as one country, as it had been for millennia before. This week, it is apparent again that British Prime Minister Theresa May can't get her fractious London government to agree on terms to leave the European Union. Some within her ruling Conservative party want a "hard Brexit" - that is, a clean break from the EU - while others in, and outside, the party want a "soft Brexit". The latter would involve an ongoing trade association with Europe. However, it is on the island of Ireland that the political squabbling in London is most manifest. A hard Brexit could mean the reimposition of an official border between the Republic of Ireland, a member of the EU, and Northern Ireland, which is under British rule and is therefore...

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Police raid to capture scissors-wielding attacker leaves 2 dead and 2 injured "IndyWatch Feed World"

A mother and son have been killed and two police officers injured during a raid in the German municipality of Kirchheim an der Weinstrasse on Friday. Police were deployed in Kirchheim around 8:30am after a local resident phoned in to report that her 25-year-old son attacked her. The woman said her son was suffering from drug abuse and had a mental condition. Elite Special Deployment Commando (SEK) police unit rushed to the scene, and several helicopters were also flown into the neighborhood.

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Italian far-right government deports refugees from hospitable village "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 6 October 2018 from Italy is about a pro-refugee solidarity demonstration in Riace, Italy, against the arrest of the pro-refugee mayor.

By Marianne Arens:

Italian Interior Minister Salvini orders removal of migrants from Riace

19 October 2018

Italys right-wing coalition government and its fascist Interior Minister Matteo Salvini have ordered the removal of all refugees from Riace, known as the village of hospitality, in southern Calabria. On October 2, the mayor of Riace was placed under house arrest.

Last Saturday, the Interior Ministry issued a circular declaring that all migrants living in Riace should leave the village and move into various state refugee camps. Initially, the measure was to be executed this week but on Monday the deadline was extended for a period of sixty days. This leaves the refugees to an uncertain fate.

A week ago, several thousand people demonstrated against the detention of Mayor Domenico Mimmo Lucano and denounced the governments fascist immigration policy.

Due to Lucanos initiative to welcome migrants and refugees into his village, the former ghost town of Riace has been imbued with new life and is now known throughout Europe. In 2010, Wim Wenders shot his short film Il volo (The Flight), in which he honored the model-town on the Calabrian coast and its mayor.

This is video of Wenders film Il Volo.

Lucano has been awarded several international prizes, including last years Dresden Peace Prize.

Of the approximately 2,000 inhabitants of th...

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Man in 'middle finger' Macron pic busted for drug possession "IndyWatch Feed World"

A man who posed with Emmanuel Macron in a viral 'middle finger' pic has been caught in possession of drugs, effectively snubbing the French president's advice to turn his life around. Reaulf Flemming, better known as Raul, was arrested for drug possession and resisting arrest when searched by police on the Caribbean island of Saint-Martin on Sunday, according to local reports. He met Macron during the president's 2017 trip to see reconstruction efforts on the island in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. While visiting one of the houses being built, Macron was filmed talking to a bare-chested Raul, who admitted that he used "to be a robber" and was recently released from prison.

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Ibogaine: A Promising Natural Alternative for Addiction Treatment "IndyWatch Feed World"

October 20th, 2018 By Aeden Smith-Ahearn Guest writer for Wake Up World There are few people left in the US who haven"t been touched in some way by the opioid epidemic. The number of those with addiction is growing, and the leading cause of accidental death in the US has recently changed from car accidents to []

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Top 5 Ads of the Week: Burger Kings nightmare, Ted Cruz loves White Castle "IndyWatch Feed World"

Yetis latest short film, HP brings back The Wolf, and youd never know Pilsner Urquell made this feature beer doc.

When I was a kid, my dad told me eating cheese before bed would give me nightmares. This couldve been due to his natural paternal instinct to protect me from the darker elements of a childhood imagination. That, or he just didnt feel like sharing his tasty snack with a rugrat who couldnt tell the difference between his pricey old cheddar and Kraft singles. Either way, it had me dodging most dairy at bedtime for a while and introduced me to the concept of food influencing dream and nightmare potential. Now Burger King is doing the same thing with its new Nightmare King Halloween burger. A perfect late-night snack for the bravest among us. Onward!

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The 45.7 megapixel camera that eases you into the future "IndyWatch Feed World"

Nikons new Z7 camera is pro-grade, full frame, and mirrorless.

Nikons new pro-grade Z camerathe companys first full-frame mirrorless optionpacks 45.7 megapixels into a compact body, with a digital eyepiece that previews your exact exposure. Nikon makes it easy for brand enthusiasts to ease their way into the future, offering an adaptor for the new wider mount that accepts your F-mount lensesthat is, until you succumb to the temptation to build your own collection of Z lenses. Jessica Bloom, photographer ($4,000, nikonusa.com)

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Saving the Holy Land "IndyWatch Feed World"

Many readers will know of Kairos from their Palestine Document of 2009. This was a bold statement by a group of Christian Palestinians which told the truth about the tragic situation in their country under Israeli occupation. a cry of hope in the absence of all hope.

Kairos is Greek meaning a critical moment in time. The document was called A Moment of Truth; A word of faith, hope and love from the heart of Palestinian suffering. And it was published after the murderous onslaught by Israel against Gaza over Christmas and New Year 2008/9.

The Kairos people said they had reached a dead end in the tragedy of the Palestinian people. The decision-makers content themselves with managing the crisis rather than committing themselves to the serious task of finding a way to resolve it.

It was a long and comprehensive document so Ill just quote this extract to provide a flavour:

Religious liberty is severely restricted; the freedom of access to the holy places is denied under the pretext of security. Jerusalem and its holy places are out of bounds for many Christians and Muslims from the West Bank and the Gaza strip. Even Jerusalemites face restrictions during the religious feasts. Some of our Arab clergy are regularly barred from entering Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is the heart of our reality. It is, at the same time, a symbol of peace and sign of conflict. While the separation wall divides Palestinian neighbourhoods, Jerusalem continues to be emptied of its Palestinian citizens, Christians and Muslims. Their identity cards are confiscated, which means the loss of their right to reside in Jerusalem. Their homes are demolished or expropriated. Jerusalem, city of reconciliation, has become a city of discrimination and exclusion, a source of struggle rather than peace.

Also part of this reality is the Israeli disregard of international law and international resolutions, as well as the paralysis of the Arab world and the international community in the face of this contempt. Human rights are violated and despite the various reports of local and international human rights organizations, the injustice continues.

We also declare that the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land is a sin against God and humanity because it deprives the Palestinians of their basic human rights, bestowed by God. We declare that any theology, seemingly based on the Bible or on faith or on history, that legitimizes the occupation, is far from Christian teachings, because it calls for violence and holy war.

In 2012 came The Iona Call in answer to the Kairos Palestine document. It said:

We are call...

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'Becoming Homeless': Virtual reality experience found to boost empathy "IndyWatch Feed World"

A study that forced participants to experience what it's like to lose their home has offered strong evidence that virtual reality can pierce people's cloak of indifference much more effectively than traditional forms of media. The study by Stanford University aimed to examine how relatively new VR technology affected people's level of empathy. The team conducted two two-month-long studies with more than 560 participants aged between 15 and 88, representing at least eight ethnic backgrounds. When participants were engaged in their seven-minute 'Becoming Homeless' VR experience, in which they lost their jobs and homes, the study found that they had longer-lasting compassion compared to those who read about it or saw it on the news. The VR experience led participants through several scenes, including selecting items to sell in their apartment in order to pay rent, finding shelter on a public bus, and protecting their belongings from being stolen by a stranger.

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US Army blocks autopsy, seizes body of soldier who died mysteriously in Italy "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US Army seized the remains of Sergeant Kevin Deon Connor of the 173rd Airborne Brigade from Italian authorities last week after the soldier died on October 1. Connor and some fellow troops are suspected to have been drinking prior to his death. Italian prosecutors were investigating whether negligence played a part in Connor's death, focusing on four paratroopers who were around him at the time. The US Army, however, was able to gain jurisdiction in the case, effectively halting the Italians' investigation. The Italian authorities' autopsy was called off on October 3, just a day before it was scheduled to take place after the US asserted jurisdiction. Connor is believed to have died from alcohol poisoning or asphyxia. Under Italian law, people must notify authorities if they see a person who is incapacitated, Stars & Stripes notes. Without an autopsy, however, there is no evidence for Italian prosecutors to move forward with in the case, the lawyer for the four paratroopers...

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Cambodia accuses Vietnam of complicity in illegal cross-border logging "IndyWatch Feed World"

Cambodia has asked Interpol to investigate Vietnam for accepting fraudulent permits for rare, illegally logged rosewood timber for transport across their border.

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Microplastics Found in 90 Percent of Table Salt "IndyWatch Feed World"

Via: National Geographic: Microplastics were found in sea salt several years ago. But how extensively plastic bits are spread throughout the most commonly used seasoning remained unclear. Now, new research shows microplastics in 90 percent of the table salt brands sampled worldwide. Of 39 salt brands tested, 36 had microplastics in them, according to a []

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Meteor fireball observed over Hokkaido, Japan "IndyWatch Feed World"

A fireball appeared in the sky over Hokkaido, northern Japan, on Thursday. An expert says it may have been a fragment of an asteroid or some other object entering the Earth's atmosphere. NHK's cameras positioned across the prefecture captured the flash of light in the sky at around 8:56 PM. The cameras are installed on Mount Hakodate and the island of Rishiri and in the town of Shari. People in wide areas of Hokkaido posted reports of sightings on Twitter.

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UN Sheriff Nikki Haley Championed Israel at the Expense of the US "IndyWatch Feed World"

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, has made her post a more glamorous position than her predecessors  as President Donald Trump described Haleys 2-year term at the U.N., following her resignation announcement.

We may never know the nature of Haleys purported glamour at the U.N., but we certainly know that, during her relatively brief stint, Haley has further diminished her countrys struggling reputation, entrenching U.S. isolation in the worlds most vital international political body.

In her own words, Haley concluded that her mission at the U.N. was accomplished, commending herself on three achievements: the U.S. has become more respected, it saved a lot of money, and it strongly defended Israel against U.N. bias.

All of those things have made a huge difference in the U.S. standing, she said. The U.S. is strong again. And the U.S. 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 Sep. 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 U.N., her relentless defense of Israel is no laughing matter.

Haleys supposed achievements of saving money and supporting Israel are intrinsically linked. Indeed, the U.S. 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 de...

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Trump Praises Montana Congressman Who Body-Slammed Reporter "IndyWatch Feed World"

MISSOULA, Mont. President Donald Trump on Thursday praised a Republican congressman for body-slamming a reporter last year, calling him a tough cookie and saying he thinks it might have helped him win election in Montana.

At a campaign rally in Missoula, Trump lauded Rep. Greg Gianforte, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault for an attack on Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs. The attack came a day before Gianforte won a 2017 special election to serve the remaining 18 months in the House term vacated by now-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

Any guy that can do a body slam hes my kind of guy, Trump said to cheers and laughter from the crowd. Hes a great guy, tough cookie.

His remarks praising Gianforte come amid an international furor over the apparent assassination of a Washington Post columnist, who, according to an account in Turkeys Yeni Safak newspaper, allegedly had his fingers cut off and was decapitated inside a Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago.

In the case of Gianforte, witnesses including members of a Fox News crew say Gianforte became enraged over what he perceived as biased coverage before body-slamming Jacobs, throwing him to the ground and punching him.

Gianforte initially misled investigators about what had happened, falsely claiming that Jacobs had grabbed him by the wrist and pulled both of them to the floor, according to documents released under a court order following requests from news agencies.

The president said he was in Rome with other world leaders when he heard about what had happened.

And I said, oh, this is terrible. Hes going to lose the election, Trump recalled. And then I said, well, wait a minute. I know Montana pretty well. I think it might help him. And it did.

Gianforte pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge in June 2017 and said in an apology letter that he alone was responsible for the attack. He paid a $385 fine and completed 40 hours of community service and 20 hours of anger management counseling. He also donated $50,000 to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Trump referenced Gianforte again later in the rally when discussing former Vice President Joe Biden, who once said he would beat the hell out of Trump if they were in high school.

On Biden challenging him to a fight, Trump said, Hed be down, faster than Greg would take him down.

Gianforte, who attended the rally with the president, is up for re-election in November and faces former state legislator Kathleen Williams. The presidents next stop on his three-day trip out West is Arizona.

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The Irish Deputy Prime Minister has been telling the UK: you cant have it all after Brexit "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

Simon Coveney has been in Cork preparing local business leaders for Brexit. At the same time, some of Northern Irelands party leaders have been meeting the EUs chief negotiator in Brussels

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Human brains carry electrical signals differently to other mammals, may explain unique computing power "IndyWatch Feed World"

Neurons in the human brain receive electrical signals from thousands of other cells, and long neural extensions called dendrites play a critical role in incorporating all of that information so the cells can respond appropriately. Using hard-to-obtain samples of human brain tissue, MIT neuroscientists have now discovered that human dendrites have different electrical properties from those of other species. Their studies reveal that electrical signals weaken more as they flow along human dendrites, resulting in a higher degree of electrical compartmentalization, meaning that small sections of dendrites can behave independently from the rest of the neuron. These differences may contribute to the enhanced computing power of the human brain, the researchers say. "It's not just that humans are smart because we have more neurons and a larger cortex. From the bottom up, neurons behave differently," says Mark Harnett, the Fred and Carole Middleton Career Development Assistant Professor of...

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Crimean Terror Attack in City of Kerch Possibly the Work of Ukrainian Terrorists or a Lone Gunman with Mental Problems? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Special forces servicemen patrol a college in the city of Kerch in the Crimea on October

 

At 13:48 this afternoon local time an explosion ripped through the cafeteria of the Polytechnic College in Kerch followed by armed terrorists smashing in lecture theater door and spraying the rooms with bullets from assault rifles. The college is only 19 km away from the Kerch Bridge that connects Crimea to the Russian mainland. As of last report the number of dead has reached 13 according to TASS with 50 plus serious wounded by the explosion and gun fire. An explosive devise has been found near the cafeteria where another had gone off earlier thus leading emergency services and the FSB to suggest that this was the result of a dastardly terrorist attack.

From the information provided no suspects have yet been apprehended however local police and the the FSB are hot on their trail trying to determine who it was who undertook the attack, and then of course the next step is to look for connections to domestic or foreign terrorists groups or countries such as the Ukraine or ISIS. As the massacre took place near the Kerch Bridge, the construction of which infuriated the fascist junta in Kiev and their fuhrer Poroshenko, it is my suspicion that either a terrorist cell with connections to the Ukrainian Defense Force, or connected with one of the many neo-Nazi groups who took part in the Maidan rebellion could have been to blame. Should this end up being the case, then a swift and massive response from Russia must take place immediately with no hesitation or pussy footing around. This is a most heinous act of violence against unarmed innocent students who are getting an education to improve their lives and the lives of the people of the Russian Federation.

Should it be the act of a crazed lone gunman then Russia, like many other countries in the world principally the US, need to focus more on mental health issues among the youth. So many young people today are isolated from friends and family for many different reasons. Therefore, loneliness and isolation can sometimes lead to profound depression and other mental issues which can have a severe effect especially on the young whose minds are developing and thus they are sometimes make the right decisions without guidance.

The level of violence and its smooth orchestration would seem to suggest that this was an organized group with perhaps logistical help from outside. According to the College Director Olga Grebennikova, the scene was one of chaos and terror. Invoking images of the 2004 Beslan terrorist attack Director Grebennikova stated, Five minutes after I left [lobby], some people...

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I dont fink we need dinner ladies (anymore) 

 

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Saudi Royals Considering Replacement For Mohammad bin Salman "IndyWatch Feed World"

The major French daily Le Figaro on Thursday published a bombshell story which reports the Saudi royal family is actively considering a replacement to crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) as next in line to succeed his father King Salman as the kingdom finds itself under the greatest international pressure and scrutiny its faced in its modern history over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi  widely believed to have been killed on orders of MbS himself.

The Li Figaro reports unnamed diplomatic source says the Allegiance Council, which is historically the body responsible for approving the order of succession to the throne, is currently meeting in secret (translation from French):

For several days, the Allegiance Council for the ruling Saudi family is meeting in the utmost discretion, says a diplomatic source to Le Figaro in Paris. The information has been confirmed by a Saudi Arabian contacted in Riyadh. Composed of a delegate representing each of the clans  at least seven  of the royal family, this body, responsible for inheritance problems, examines the situation created by the disappearance, still unresolved, more than a fortnight ago, of the journalist dissident Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

The report in Frances oldest top three national newspapers further suggests the ruling family is seeking to replace the 33-year old MbS with his much less ambitious and more predictable brother, Prince Khalid bin Salman.

The council was already seen as having broken the customary rules of succession last year when it appointed MbS as the new crown prince over next-in-line to the throne Mohammed bin Nayef; however, the councils authority has tended to be seen as a rubber stamp on already decided succession by the most powerful figures within the ruling family.

The Le Figaro report further cited a Saudi source who explained the transition wouldnt necessarily be immediate, but that Khalid would gradually replace his brother.

Khalid, whos even younger than MbS at 28, is said to be popular both at home and abroad, and is generally seen as someone who can improve the kingdoms image in the West.

Hes been Saudi ambassador to the United States since taking the post in April 2017 but was recalled last week, according to The New York Times. He flew directly back to Riyadh where he was present for Secretary of State Mike Pompeos high pressure but brief visit with King Salman and MbS to discuss to Khashoggi disappearance.

Newsweek summarizes his political car...

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Fin whale in North Sea, video "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 18 October 2018 video shows a fin whale near a wind farm in the North Sea, 23 kilometer off the Dutch coast. Probably, it was still a young animal.

This whale species is rare in the North Sea.

14:53

Hyperion: Scientists discover largest and oldest supercluster of galaxies ever "IndyWatch Feed World"

Scientists recently uncovered the largest known structure of the ancient universe. It's an object called a supercluster, which is not as foreign as it may sound. We reside in a supercluster, too. If space seems like a lonely place on dim nights, just remember that Earth is in the midst of plentiful galactic company. The sun's home, the Milky Way, is one galaxy out of many in its cosmic neighborhood. And the Milky Way galaxy is a member of a gathering of nearby galaxies called the Virgo supercluster, which is part of a larger supercluster called Laniakea (which translates to "immeasurable heavens" in Hawaiian). These structures are typically found when scientists look at lower redshifts. In general, redshifts are a measure of how much an object's light has been stretched out as the object moves away from us. Astronomers use redshift to evaluate how long ago light left its source; because the universe is expanding, the less redshift that light shows, the later in the universe's...

14:50

This Weather Channel viz drops you into a raging California wildfire "IndyWatch Feed World"

Slowly but surely, The Weather Channels sensational new visual effects are actually winning us over.

The last generation of data visualization was about stoicism, experimentation, and clarity. But the next generation might look a lot more like Michael Bay.

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14:49

The artist taxi driver gets a call. "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

Mark McGowan (born 9 June 1964) is a British street artist, performance artist and prominent public protester who has gone by the artist name Chunky Mark and more recently The Artist Taxi Driver. By profession, McGowan is a London taxi driver and occasional University speaker and arts tutor.

 

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14:44

The APA Wants Back into Gitmo and the Pentagons Good Graces "IndyWatch Feed World"

A convention of professional specialists is always revelatory if not always intellectually edifying. This is especially true of academic disciplines in the Liberal Arts. It is a species of social institution that bears its American birthmark. Now spread throughout the developed world, it was born in the United States and evolved into its present form in the post-war decades.

Those were years of earnest endeavor, an optimistic belief in collective uplift, and abundance of just about everything. The distinguishing features inherited from that era are still evident, however, qualified by rampant self-promotion, commercialization and sheer size. For American intellectuals remain preoccupied with practical problem-solving energized by the can-do spirit and an undying faith in the betterment of humankind even as humankind vies more and more with me and my friends for primacy.

I was reminded of all this by attending a few sessions of the American Psychological Association meetings in San Francisco in August. It had been years since I last was at one of these shindigs. My experience had been mainly with the American Political Science Association, but the differences are insignificant. Indeed, the subject matter within the social sciences increasingly overlaps.

Regrettably, I missed the main event which occurred on the eve of the convention as the APA was roiled once again by the aftershocks from the scandal that arose over the organizations direct participation in counseling the CIA and the Pentagon on interrogation techniques. Those included techniques employed at Guantanamo and the black sites scattered around the globe. Some members had gotten their hands very dirty. The associations Executive Council had cashed some rather large government checks, cast a veil over these dubious dealings, and met accusations with a barrage of lies for more than a decade. Skullduggery became the order of the times.

Rebellious members eventually mounted a protest that set off something approximating a civil war. In seemingly was settled in favor of the insurgents when an impartial investigation was reluctantly agreed by the defendants. Chicago attorney David H. Hoffman was named to conduct the review. On July 2, 2015, a 542-page report was issued. Its conclusions were that the old leadership did indeed sin, that it had violated the APAs own guidelines (Ethical Principles of Psychologists and...

14:35

The new racism: Man brutally attacked in New York pizza parlor for 'being white' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Bronx native Chris Bilcik usually goes to Ray's to sit down and tuck into a delicious slice of pizza, but his visit last week ended with violence, as he was brutally sliced and punched by an apparently racist attacker. Bilcik, 59, told the New York Post that he was sitting alone in the restaurant last week when a man walked in and started into a racist diatribe. "He starts rambling about 'f-king white people,' then he turns around and starts gesturing towards me about the evils of the white man, talking about how they're the devils of the world," Bilcik explained, "and he's pointing at me."

14:32

130,000 year old 'woolly' mammoth and rhino bones discovered during road works in Cambridgeshire, UK "IndyWatch Feed World"

Road workers building a new bypass unearthed the Ice Age remains of a woolly mammoth and a woolly rhino. The team, working on improvements to the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon, discovered a number of bones while digging near Fenstanton. Experts believe the remains, found in what was once an ancient river, could be at least 130,000 years old. Highways England said the prehistoric bones will be sent to specialists for further analysis.

14:30

Yoda: Diversity Matters Be Very Concerned "IndyWatch Feed World"

Weve Wiped Out So Many Mammals, Earth Will Need 5 Million Years to Evolve Replacements

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature predicts that 99.9 percent of critically endangered species and 67 percent of endangered species will be lost within the next 100 years.

The five other times a mass extinction has occurred over the past 450 million years, natural disasters were to blame. But now, human activity is killing mammal species.

In a study published Monday in the journal PNAS, scientists from Aarhus University in Denmark calculated how fast extinctions are happening, and how long it would take for evolution to bring Earth back to the level of biodiversity it currently has.

The scientists concluded that in a best-case scenario, nature will need 3-5 million years to get back to the level of biodiversity we have on Earth today. Returning to the state Earths animal kingdom was in before modern humans evolved would take 5-7 million years.

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14:30

ZeroHedge: 4Chan Slams Democrats with NPC Meme Twitter Bans All Criticism of Democrats. Seriously. "IndyWatch Feed World"

4Chan Sparks Mass Triggering With NPC Meme; Twitter Responds With Ban Hammer

The weaponized autists at 4Chan have done it again, because they can; a new meme suggesting that liberals are soulless idiots who cant think for themselves has gone viral. The concept compares Democrats to nonplayable characters, or NPCs the recurring characters in video games with repetitive lines and limited knowledge. Lack of an inner voice is a dead giveaway that someone may be an NPC.

Dynamite graphic below the fold.

Read full article with graphics and videos.  It is BRILLIANT. And damns Twitter.

Tip of the Hat to Ray Songtree.

14:26

Michael Caine on Brexit: 'I'd rather be poor and master of my own fate' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Multimillionaire actor Michael Caine has claimed he would rather be poor and in control of his own fate, than the current 'fascist' alternative by which people he doesn't know and no one has elected make him rich by running it. The legendary British actor, who has starred in iconic films such as 'The Italian Job' and 'The Dark Knight,' has been a staunch supporter of the UK leaving the EU. He insists that any fears over a 'no-deal' Brexit are simply the result of scare tactics. He claims, in the long term, the UK will make a success of Brexit despite PM Theresa May's Tory government failing to secure a withdrawal agreement thus far.

14:24

Indian model found murdered, dumped in travel bag after 'refusing to have sex' "IndyWatch Feed World"

A 20-year-old model whose body was found bundled up in a bag near a bush in the Indian city of Mumbai was allegedly killed after refusing to have sex, police say. Mansi Dixit had returned from her native town in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan on Sunday before her life was brought to a violent end. A few days earlier, her alleged killer, Muzzammil Syed, 19, arrived in India's financial capital from his hometown of Hyderabad in India's southern state of Telangana.

14:21

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 10/19/18" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Weekly News Wrap-Up 10/19/18"
By Greg Hunters USAWatchdog.com

"The stock and bond markets look like they are wobbling and signaling a warning. One day the stock market is up 500 points, and the next its down 800 points. Gregory Mannarino of TradersChoice.net says, Nothing is real and everything is fake. The bond market is also gyrating up and down along with interest rates. With global debt at all-time record highs, even a small spike in interest rates could cause the whole financial system to come tumbling down without notice. The financial asset bubble blown to reflate the losses of 2008 could, once again, correct to fair value from a much higher high. Mannarino has long said everything will eventually correct to fair value, and that will look like a bigger disaster than the 2008 meltdown.

The caravan of an estimated 4,000 illegal aliens from Central America is trying to make the long trip from southern Mexico to the southern border of the U.S. President Trump says it is yet another desperate stunt implemented by Democrats and the global elite. Trump has threatened the Central American nations these folks are coming from with a cut off of U.S. foreign aid. This seems to be working to stop the caravan. Trump has also said if Mexico does not stop the caravan, then he will deploy the military and stop them from coming into America.

Democrats think they are going to retake the House of Representatives in November. If they win, the Speaker of the House will, once again, be Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi has promised massive gun control and open borders. The Dems cannot win with this message. So, they will have to cheat, and Trump and the Republicans will try to stop the voter and election fraud that the mainstream media is reporting as GOP voter suppress...

14:18

Privatizing Oil in Venezuela? A Conversation with Victor Hugo Majano "IndyWatch Feed World"

A researcher examines the political and economic issues surrounding the current trend towards privatizations in a besieged Venezuela.

14:15

Trumps latest tweet is a crime against data design "IndyWatch Feed World"

Its somehow worse than I expected.

This morning, the President of the United States published a tweet about how he and Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo are working together to help balance out the one-sided Trade with Japan.

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14:15

Sam Sugar: How US Judges and Lawyers Screw the Elderly with Abusive Guardianship Drug Them, Lock Them Up, and Steal Everything They Own Never Mind the Protesting Relatives "IndyWatch Feed World"

Amazon Page

This book describes a judicial system that preys on the elderly and is determined to deem them unable to care for themselves. It is a system that allows those in control to take full advantage of their wards of the statelegally and under the watchful eyes of judges. It is called guardianship. Somewhere in there the elderly are looted, never mind their protesting relatives.

Phi Beta Iota: Separately we are told that judges, prosecutors, and sheriffs are receiving considerable percentages for participating in the looting of the elderly as high as 20% for a judge, 2% for the sheriff. This is one of three areas of concern to the International Tribunal for Natural Justice that is now sponsoring the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Human Trafficking and Child Sex Abuse, the monetization, torture, and murder of children.

The other two areas are the looting of the elderly, and the looting of very wealthy individuals that are foolish enough to embrace offshore wealth strategies and are NOT part of the Rothschild network they are stripped of their assets with the complicity of judges, prosecutors, and registrars.

See Also:

Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship

Matt Taibbi, The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap

Review: GriftopiaBubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America

14:07

Donald Trump tweets image of Nazi soldiers inside the U.S. flag, then deletes tweet "IndyWatch Feed World"

On Tuesday, Donald Trump (or, should we say, Donald Trumps Twitter account), tweeted one more plug for the GOP presidential candidates campaign.

#MakeAmericaGreatAgain, the hashtag read. Then came an image of the American flag, the stars resplendently laid over a portrait of Trump gazing sternly at something, the stripes over motifs of American triumphalism: cash money, the White House, and soldiers.

[How Mexico is going to make Donald Trump pay]

An all-caps caption declared: We need real leadership. We need results. Lets put the U.S. back into business!

Except, there was a problem. As Twitter users quickly pointed out, the soldiers in the bottom-right of the image were not American. They werent even from an Allied military. They were German World War II soldiers.

John Schindler...

14:00

Jack Mullen: The Sandy Hook Hoax, The Germans Holocaust (Post Victory by the Allies), and the Real Final Solution "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Sandy Hook Hoax, The Germans Holocaust (Post Victory by the Allies), and the Real Final Solution

The Sandy Hook School Shooting, of December 2012, is the continuation of events and agenda that deliberately incited World War Two (WW2) ultimately resulting in the western world being captured and enslaved by a mentally ill cult, which today masquerades as a morally enlightened, culturally advanced state of benevolence shielding people from hate, racial disharmony, resource disparity, while progressing toward an egalitarian nirvana.

WW2 was a premeditated war, a stepping stone toward removing from the Earth, forever, people who would and could stand in the way of an attempt to destroy nation-states, nationalism and racial bloodlines. The idea of creating a world of masters and slaves, with a ruling class coming from a small group of self-designated chosen ones, whose stated designs on world domination has been known for thousands of years, is not new, its only been censored from modern Western History.

Read full article strongly recommended.

Phi Beta Iota: The hidden history of the world, if known to the public, would change everything.  Jack Mullen has done a fine job focusing on the Chabad Zionists (vice Jewish Zionists consider most Jews to be lesser and lumped in with Christians and Muslims as animals.  When we inquired about the Vatican and the Rothschilds he responded with the below very learned comment:

Begin new material from Jack Mullen

I have definitely included the Banking families by inference. The banking families I included by inference when I mention Zionists The Banking empire is a Zionist Controlled Organized crime syndicate and is used to fund Communism around the worl...

14:00

CEOs, heres what you can do about your employees lack of productivity "IndyWatch Feed World"

Its not enough to tell your workers to step up. You need to do the same.

I was at lunch with a group of CEOs in New York City and said the following things to them: Millennials dont suck. Their managers do. As you can imagine, it went over about as well as a black tuxedo at a party where the dress code is all white.

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14:00

The Dow Has Fallen Nearly 1,500 Points From The Peak Of The Market, And Many Believe The October Panic Is Just Beginning "IndyWatch Feed World"

We havent had an October like this in a very long time.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down another 327 points on Thursday, and overall the Dow is now down close to 1,500 points from the peak of the market.  Unlike much of the rest of the world, it is still too early to say that the U.S. is facing a new financial crisis, but if stocks continue to plunge like this one wont be too far away.  And as you will see below, many believe that what we have seen so far is just the start of a huge wave of selling.  Of course it would be extremely convenient for Democrats if stocks did crash, because it would give them a much better chance of doing well in the midterm elections.  This is the most heated midterm election season that I can ever remember, and what U.S. voters choose to do at the polls in November is going to have very serious implications for the immediate future of our country.

After a very brief rally earlier in the week, stocks have been getting hammered again.  The S&P 500 has now fallen for 9 out of the last 11 trading sessions, and homebuilder stocks have now fallen for 19 of the last 22 trading sessions.  It was a sea of red on Thursday, and some of the stocks that are widely considered to be economic bellwethers were among those that got hit the hardest

Several stocks seen as economic bellwethers fell sharply in the U.S., including United Rentals and Textron, which dropped at least 11 percent each. Snap-on and Caterpillar, meanwhile, fell 9.6 percent and 3.9 percent, respectively.

Hopefully we will see another bounce on Friday, but at this moment it looks like things could go either way.

But no matter what happens on Friday, many are convinced that the worst is yet to come, and here are some of the reasons

China

Chinese stocks have fallen 12 percent so far this month, and overall they are down 26 percent over the last 12 months.

That means that China is now well into a bear market.

And history tells us that when Chinese stocks fall 10 percent or more within 30 days, that is usually very bad news for U.S. stocks.  The following comes from CNBC

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13:57

European waterbirds and their sounds "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

1. MOORHEN Gallinula chloropus
2. COOT Fulica atra
3. GREAT CRESTED GREBE Podiceps cristatus
4. GREAT CORMORANT Phalacrocorax carbo
5. MUTE SWAN Cygnus olor
6. GREY HERON Ardea cinerea
7. TUFTED DUCK Aythya fuligula
8. GREAT EGRET Ardea alba
9. NORTHERN SHOVELER Anas clypeata
10. GREAT BITTERN Botaurus stellaris
11. RED-CRESTED POCHARD Netta rufina
12. WHITE STORK Ciconia ciconia
13. WIGEON Anas penelope
14. GADWALL Anas strepera
15. DIPPER Cinclus cinclus
16. SPOONBILL Platalea leucorodia
17. PURPLE HERON Ardea purpurea
18. MALLARD DUCK Anas platyrhynchos
19. GOOSANDER Mergus merganser
20. COMMON TEAL Anas crecca
21. SQUACCO HERON Ardeola ralloides
22....

13:57

Tax evasion: blacklist of 21 countries with 'golden passport' schemes published (Juliette Garside) "IndyWatch Feed World"

19/10/2018 - A blacklist of 21 countries whose so-called golden passport schemes threaten international efforts to combat tax evasion has been published by the wests leading economic thinktank. ...

Villagers in limbo as World Bank abandons controversial Kosovo power plant (Sasha Chavkin) "IndyWatch Feed World"

19/10/2018 - The decision ends the World Banks support for coal worldwide, but also leaves villagers unsure of their fate as the Kosovo government vows to push ahead with the power plant. KEK, Kosovo ...

13:50

Hy-Vee meat Salmonella recall: 6 products to avoid right now "IndyWatch Feed World"

If you have any of these products in your fridge, dont eat them!

Grocery chain Hy-Vee is voluntarily recalling six of its meat and potato products due to possible contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, the company said yesterday. The recall affects products in all eight states where the company operates: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

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13:45

Berto Jongman: UK Defence Strategic Survey "IndyWatch Feed World"

Berto Jongman

Global Strategic Trends:  The Future Starts Today

UK Ministry of Defence, 10/2018

Five thematic chapters:

  • environment and resources;
  • human development;
  • economy, industry and information;
  • governance and law; and
  • conflict and security

Sixteen issues of varying impact and uncertainty:

1. Harnessing artificial intelligence
2. An expanding competitive space
3. Increasing proliferation of weapons of mass effect
4. Erosion of state sovereignty
5. Adaptation of the rules-based international system
6. An expanded and unregulated information space
7. Rising inequality, reducing social cohesion, and fragmented societies
8. Understanding human enhancement
9. Increasing competition in the global commons
10. Increasing disruption and cost of climate change
11. Increasing demand and competition for resources
12. Greater automation and an increasingly diverse workforce
13. Managing technological change
14. The challenge of affordability
15. Increasing threat from crime and extremism
16. Managing demographic change

PDF (282 Pages): UK MoD Global Strategy 2018 (Sixth Edition)

Source in UK (Same Downloadable PDF)

13:42

Rain and early season record snowfall delay North Dakota harvests "IndyWatch Feed World"

On the same day that Hurricane Michael destroyed parts of the Florida Panhandle, Old Man Winter hit early in the Northern Plains, blanketing fields with snow in eastern North Dakota. It started as rain shortly before midnight on October 10, but within a few hours the wet stuff changed to the white stuff and fell much of the day. This is according to Dan Riddle, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Grand Forks. Riddle tells FreightWaves that, on average, a trace of snow might fall on any given day in early October, but a record 5.7 inches fell at his office just west of downtown last Wednesday. This beat the old record of 3.0 inches from October 10, 1921. A whopping storm total of 17.4 inches was measured at the Grand Forks Air Force Base, and several other reporting sites received anywhere from 10 to 15 inches.

13:39

UN postal agency regrets US withdrawal "IndyWatch Feed World"

The UN agency that coordinates the global postal system has expressed regret over US withdrawal from the world body.

13:34

Standards on exploitation and abuse prevention adopted at Safeguarding Summit "IndyWatch Feed World"

Many international donors adopted global standards on sexual exploitation and abuse prevention at the International Safeguarding Summit in London yesterday.

13:33

Congratulations to Nick Clegg, who just got the worlds worst job "IndyWatch Feed World"

The challenge of rehabilitating Facebooks image.

In case you were wondering who in the world would want the job of rehabilitating Facebooks reputation after its scandal-ridden year, you have your answer: Its Nick Clegg, the former U.K. deputy prime minister and one-time head of the Liberal Democrat party.

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13:30

Patagonia is officially endorsing U.S. Senate candidates in Montana and Nevada "IndyWatch Feed World"

The brand takes its activism to a new level by endorsing specific candidates for the first time ever.

Over the last few years, brands have increasingly stepped up and spoken out on social and environmental issues from gender equality and LGBTQ rights, to climate change and sustainability. One of the most influential and outspoken companies in this regard is Patagonia, and today the brand took its activism to a new level by announcing its endorsement of specific U.S. Senate candidates in the upcoming midterm elections.

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13:30

This fundraiser to make sure Native Americans can vote in North Dakota is smashing its goals "IndyWatch Feed World"

After the U.S. Supreme Court held up the states stringent voter ID law, theres a big effort to provide the states Native Americans with the correct documentation.

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a case about North Dakotas voter ID law, which experts say may make it incredibly difficult for the states Native American population to vote in the midterms. A crowdfunding campaign to help give those voters the credentials they need beat its initial goal after just one hour on Wednesday. The online effort, spearheaded by Daily Kos and spread through Twitter, was initially supposed to raise $100,000 but the goal has since been reset at $400,000. By early Friday , nearly 20,000 people had given nearly $450,000.

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13:29

Somalias e-commerce businesses are rising against all odds "IndyWatch Feed World"

Somalia is experiencing a strong rise in digital businesses, with local entrepreneurs transforming the way people shop.

13:22

Trump-Saudi regime lies on murdered journalist "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 17 October 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

Jamal Elshayyal: Response to Khashoggis Death Will Determine Future of Saudi Arabia & Middle East

New details have emerged in the disappearance and probable death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was reportedly still alive when his body was dismembered inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul more than two weeks ago. A Turkish source says it took Khashoggi seven minutes to die.

The New York Times reports four of the 15 Saudi men implicated in the killing are directly linked to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmans security detail.

We speak with Jamal Elshayyal, an international award-winning senior correspondent for Al Jazeera. He wrote a piece for the Middle East Eye last year titled The rise of Mohammed bin Salman: Alarm bells should be ringing.

By Barry Grey in the USA:

Trump scrambles to cover for Saudi regime as crisis over Khashoggi murder mounts

19 October 2018

Following US Secretary of State Mike Pompeos emergency talks in Riyadh and Ankara, and amid mounting reports implicating Saudi Crown Prince...

13:14

Where armed groups rule "IndyWatch Feed World"

Over 230,000 people fled their homes in the Central African Republic in the first half of 2018, says Eric Batonon, country director of the Norwegian refugee Council,

13:00

How your boss can help you get your dream job (thats not your current one) "IndyWatch Feed World"

There is a way to do it without telling your boss that youre looking elsewhere.

One of the most important factors of a great resume is including data to back up your claim of being a great employee. Anyone can say that they are a great employee, but very few people can show it. If you can articulate what youve accomplished and what you can bring to the table, this will greatly increase your chances of landing the job. With that in mind, if youre not used to gathering data about yourself, it can be overwhelming and intimidating.

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12:52

Lightning has killed 100 people across Cambodia so far this year - passing total of 80 for the whole of 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Lightning strike in Preah Sihanouk's Prey Nob district killed one person and injured three others on Wednesday, while another lightning strike in Banteay Meanchey's Phnom Srok district has killed three people. A report said during the first nine months of this year, lightning has killed more than one hundred people and injured dozens. Pov Chan, Ou Okhna Heng commune police chief, yesterday said the lightning struck in the afternoon, killing 35-year-old driver Lem Pronh, while injuring three others. "The four victims were clearing a nearby forest about six to seven kilometres away from Ou Okhna Heng village," Mr Chan said. "They were in a mountainous area when suddenly the sky began to show signs of rain. Lightning then struck and killed one of them, while one was seriously injured and the two others suffered only minor injuries."

12:50

This Senators campaign spot is hilariously similar to a fake ad from Veep "IndyWatch Feed World"

Its too obviously real to even count as parody.

What: A very real campaign ad that should look rather familiar to fans of a certain HBO comedy.

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12:38

Bee cuts leaf, video "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 18 October 2018 video shows a Megachile versicolor bee cutting a piece off a leaf, to use it for cladding in her nest.

Martine Helleman made this video in her garden in the Netherlands.

12:35

Rebelling Against Extinction "IndyWatch Feed World"

When governments abandon us, we must step up

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 17th October 2018

 

It is hard to believe today, but the prevailing ethos among the educated elite was once public service. As the historian Tony Judt documented in Ill Fares the Land, the foremost ambition among graduates in the 1950s and 1960s was, through government or the liberal professions, to serve their country. Their approach might have been patrician and often blinkered, but their intentions were mostly public and civic, not private and pecuniary.

Today, the notion of public service seems as quaint as a local post office. We expect those who govern us to grab what they can, permitting predatory banks and corporations to fleece the public realm, then collecting their reward in the form of lucrative directorships. As the Edelman Corporations Trust Barometer survey reveals, trust worldwide has collapsed in all major institutions, and government is less trusted than any other.

As for the economic elite, as the consequences of their own greed and self-interest emerge, they seek, like the Roman oligarchs fleeing the collapse of the Western Empire, only to secure their survival against the indignant mob. An essay by the visionary author Douglas Rushkoff this summer, documenting his discussion with some of the worlds richest people, reveals that their most pressing concern is to find a safe refuge from climate breakdown, economic and societal collapse. Should they move to New Zealand or Alaska? How will they pay their security guards once money is worthless? Could they upload their minds onto supercomputers? Survival Condo, the company turning former missile silos in Kansas into fortified bunkers, has so far sold every completed unit.

Trust, the Edelman Corporation observes, is now the deciding factor in whether a society can function. Unfortunately, our mistrust is fully justified. Those who have destroyed belief in governments exploit its collapse, railing against a liberal elite (by which they mean people still engaged in public service)...

12:35

Girl gamers are more likely to study science and tech "IndyWatch Feed World"

Gamer girls may have a natural affinity for STEM.

The Girl Scouts may want to add a Gamer merit badge to their STEM program. A new study from the University of Surrey in the U.K. found that girls between the ages of 13-14 who identified as heavy gamersthat is, clocking in over nine hours of playing time a weekwere three times more likely to pursue a STEM degree compared to girls who were non-gamers.

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12:18

Homeland Security Warns Central America: The United States Will Use EVERY Available Measure To Prevent Your Illegal Entry "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mac Slavo
October 18th, 2018
SHTFplan.com


The migrant caravan heading towards the U.S. border appears to be growing in number by the day.
Despite warnings from President Trump to leaders of Central  American countries that he would cut financial aid if they failed to act, the caravans numbers are growing, having reportedly reached 4,000 or more people on Wednesday.
Following criticism from open border proponents who say stopping the caravan is a human rights issue that will inevitably lead to child separations, Trump took a hard line, suggesting he may utilize the United States military to secure the border from the large wave of migrants.
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12:17

England set to turn right COLD "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Met Office has forecast Arctic air will head south across the US and Canada before the jet stream moves in colder temperatures over Britain towards the end of the (October) month.

A weather chart from WXCHARTS shows a band of cold air engulf much of the country in the last few days of October.

High pressure is expected to build in the mid-Atlantic and bring cold air to Britain as early as next week.

Met Office forecaster Aidan McGivern said: The air is even colder so it will be quite chilly, it looks like.

So the features next week, a lot of dry weather in the south but it will be colder with some showers.

BBC Weather forecasters have also warned of plunging temperatures on Wednesday night.

Forecaster Matt Taylor said: For most of you, it is going to be quite a chilly night, with temperatures in Northern England, Scotland and Ireland very close to freezing.

Discussing the prospect of snow in the UK this winter, the Met Offices Aidan McGivern said: The trend into the early part of November is actually for it to be colder than average.

But the overall trend is for as we go into December the longer range forecast is actually for more mobility, and actually that means it will tend to be warmer than average with a bit more rain.

So, there is still an awful lot to play for. It is way too early to say anything like that.

But some forecasters have warned temperatures could take a nosedive towards the end of October bringing substantial snowfall across Scotland, northern and central England.

Exacta Weathers James Madden said November threatens a hellish cocktail of freezing temperatures, storms and howling gales.

The mercury will plunge further towards the official start of winter in December with parts of the nation even facing US-style ice storms, he added.

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12:16

Remove Grenfell flammable cladding in Britain now "IndyWatch Feed World"

GRAHAM LANGTON (left) with tenants from Salfords Malus Court

From daily News Line in Britain:

Friday, 19 October 2018

REMOVE FLAMMABLE CLADDING IMMEDIATELY demand Fuel Poverty Action campaigners

At a demonstration outside the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government on Wednesday, Fuel Poverty Action handed in a letter to the Secretary of State, the wording of which was signed by over 100 different organisations, MPs and councillors.

Earlier this month the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) joined Fuel Poverty Actions Safe Cladding and Insulation Now campaign! Matt Wrack, FBU General Secretary, signed the open letter outlining that people are still not safe in their homes one year after Grenfell, joining the Bakers and Allied Food Workers Union BFAWU, the National Education Union NEU and the Public and Commercial Services Union PCS unions, along numerous Unite and Unison branches from round the country.

At Wednesdays demonstration of over 50 before the handing in of the letter to the ministry, Graham Langton from Malus Court Tenants and Residents Association in Salford, told News Line: There are a large number of tower blocks in Salford and we are demanding that the cladding is removed. Theyve started to remove some, but only on a number of floors and its now a matter of extreme urgency.

Addressing the demonstration, Beverley Logue, from the Green Quarter in Salford, said: We are here today because of 72 lives that were needlessly lost in the tragedy at Grenfell. In Salfords Green Quarter over 300 properties will need to be re-clad.

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Reverse Brexit with second referendum to save your economy, OECD tells UK "IndyWatch Feed World"

The positive impact on growth would be significant, influential thinktank says of reversing Brexit  as it forecasts 40bn cost of ploughing on..

Economic experts have made an explosive suggestion of a further referendum to reverse Brexit, to avoid the crippling of the British economy.

The influential Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD) said the deadlock in the exit talks now threatened a disorderly Brexit, with severe consequences.

Its report controversially puts the case for a dramatic rethink on the agenda suggesting halting EU withdrawal is a route to avoiding that fate.

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In case Brexit gets reversed by political decision (change of majority, new referendum, etc), the positive impact on growth would be significant, the report said.

The suggestion is certain to infuriate Brexiteers, but will bolster campaigners calling for the British public to be given a second vote, when the facts of Brexit are known.

The report was immediately seized on by one pro-EU group as the final nail in the coffin for the already long-buried notion that Brexit will benefit our economy.

The OECD analysis suggests a no-deal Brexit would wipe up to a staggering 40bn off UK economic growth by 2019.

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12:01

Guess what? Top EU banks guilty of multi-billion tax fraud "IndyWatch Feed World"

Tax-scams operated by the EUs top banks cost treasuries 55.2bn, a cross-border investigation has shown.

The scams, dubbed the biggest tax robbery in European history, involved Deutsche Bank and Santander the largest lenders in Germany and Spain.

  • Deutsche Bank also handled billions of illicit Russian funds (Photo: Bjoern Laczay)

They also involved Germanys Commerzbank, Hypovereinsbank, Landesbanken, and Warburg Bank, British lender Barclays, French bank BNP Paribas, and global banks JPMorgan, Meryll Lynch, Morgan Stanley, and UBS.

The scams worked via so-called cum-ex buying of shares and bonds.

The latin term, which means with-without, is jargon for a kind of trade that enables banks to conceal the identities of their clients.

This, in turn, helps the clients to claim false, double, or multiple tax rebates of capital gains tax paid on the anonymous trades.

The fraud cost German taxpayers 31.8bn between 2001 and 2016, the investigation estimated. It cost France 17bn, Italy 4.5bn, and Denmark 1.7bn. It also harmed Austria, Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands, and Spain.

News of the problem first came to light in Germany in 2016.

But its full scale was exposed by a cross-border investigation, involving 19 media in 12 countries, which consulted more than 180,000 pages of evidence, including letters from German prosecutors, and which published its findings on Thursday (18 October).

This is the biggest tax robbery in European history, Christoph Spengel, a tax expert at the University of Mannheim in Germany, told German newspaper Zeit.

The news comes on the heels of revelations that Denmarks top lender, Danske Bank, perpetrated the biggest money-laundering scandal in European history.

The Danish bank funnelled some 200bn of suspicious Russian money into other jurisdictions via Estonia, that investigation showed.

Deutsche Bank previously admitted to handling some 10bn of illicit Russian trades.

The bank sectors disgrace did not stop EU leaders, at a summit in Brussels also on Thursday, from agreeing to go ahead with a banking union.

Everyone is determined to put a package on the table by the December summit that describes the banking union of the future and also says something abou...

12:00

Barbara Kruger was making the art we need today in 1990 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Who dies first? Who laughs last? Krugers iconic piece, Untitled (Questions), was reinstalled this week at MOCA.

In the two years since the electionyes, its been two years, somehowa massive amount of art has been made about politics in America. But a Barbara Kruger piece from 1990, back when Donald Trump was busy bankrupting casinos in Atlantic City, still hits harder.

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12:00

This smart coffee mug can track your caffeine intake "IndyWatch Feed World"

Will it stop your coffee addiction? Spoiler: No.

The Ember electronic mugwhich can automagically maintain your favorite poison at exactly your favorite temperature for as long as theres liquid insidehas a new superpower: Thanks to an app update, the mug now integrates with Apple Health to keep track of how much caffeine you drink.

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12:00

4 ways the people around you are secretly judging your management potential "IndyWatch Feed World"

Even in informal interactions, people are judging your leadership credibility. Heres what theyre asking themselves.

There are a lot of ways to work your way up to management. And while assessments and psychological profiling are common tools used to identify and place potential leaders, informal observations can also be an indicator of leadership potential. A 2016 study by peer-recognition app TINYpulse and Microsoft Workplace Analytics tracked positive feedback given through the app for six months. They found that employees who had the most positive feedback typically also had the most influence and were productivity drivers. They had larger networks and spent more time collaborating with others than their peers.

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11:56

Mexico sends police to southern border "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mexico has sent hundreds of police to its southern border as a caravan of thousands of Central American migrants approaches from Guatemala.

The move came after President Donald Trump threatened to use military force to completely close the US-Mexico border over the issue.

He also said aid could be cut to countries allowing the caravan to pass.

The group of Salvadoreans, Hondurans and Guatemalans say they are fleeing violence and poverty.

 

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Troops and police are preventing Honduran migrants from crossing the border into Guatemala "IndyWatch Feed World"

United States President Donald Trump is threatening to deploy the military and close the countrys southern border as more Hondurans and Salvadorans join thousands of migrants in Guatemala heading north.

Key points:

  • Mr Trump says he is asking Mexico to stop the migrant onslaught
  • He says the issue is more important than the new US-Mexico-Canada trade deal
  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is meeting with Mexicos president

Several thousand Honduran migrants travelled this week through Guatemala headed to Mexico, with some hoping to cross into the United States to escape violence and poverty in Central America.

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Central American migrants hiked from Honduras through muddy jungle and residential streets, some toting babies along with backpacks, Reuters images show.

Mr Trump made the threat in a series of tweets, where he described the movement of migrants as an assault on our country by Central American nations, led by the Democratic Party.

The President yesterday tweeted I am watching the Democrat Party led (becaus...

11:43

South American marsupials climb higher than thought "IndyWatch Feed World"

This February 2018 video from Chile is called Monito del monte (Dromiciops gliroides).

From the Ecological Society of America:

South American marsupials discovered to reach new heights

For the first time, scientists catch on camera a tiny marsupial climbing higher than previously thought in the forest canopy

October 18, 2018

In the Andean forests along the border of Chile and Argentina, there have long been speculations that the mouse-sized marsupial monito del monte (Dromiciops gliroides) climbs to lofty heights in the trees. Yet, due to the lack of knowledge about the regions biodiversity in the forest canopies, no previous records exist documenting such arboreal habits for this creature.

Some tree-climbing researchers are changing that.

Javier Godoy-Ginao and colleagues set motion-sensing camera traps in the tree canopy to capture photographic evidence confirming the high-climbing theories surrounding this miniature mammal. The findings are published in a new study in the Ecological Society of Americas journal Ecosphere.

The monito del monte (Spanish for little monkey of the bush, although not a monkey at all) is a small, inarguably cute marsupial that is found solely in the temperate rainforests of Argentina and Chile. It eats mostly insects with some fruit and seeds and nuts, and it also hibernates, which is unusual for marsupials. Females can carry up to five young in a pouch, and a prehensile tail makes it adept at climbing. It is listed as Near Threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Researchers thought this marsupial may live in the canopy because of its mobility in the vegetation above the forest floor, called the understory. However, Godoy-Ginao writes, all previous studies on D. gliroides have been conducted from the ground, with no documentation of this species ability to climb trees, or how high they may reach. Following the clues from reported sightings, he and his colleagues found the mystery intriguing and decided it worth finding out first hand just how high they climb.

Along with Ivan Daz, professor in charge of t...

11:41

Is this the inclusive Government Cameron spoke about? "IndyWatch Feed World"

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11:40

Lufthansa and IBM Watson think AI can convince you to use your vacation days "IndyWatch Feed World"

Lufthansa is the first airline brand to launch a Watson Ads campaign.

Move over, Mad Men. Watson has just landed an airline advertising campaign.

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11:36

Die vllige Bankrotterklrung der deutschen Justiz "IndyWatch Feed World"

11:30

Dow drops 327 points as market turbulence deepens "IndyWatch Feed World"

The jittery stock market is once again heading south.

The Dow dropped 327 points, or 1.3%, on Thursday, with selling accelerating after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin backed out of a conference in Saudi Arabia. The index had been down 471 points at one point.
Tech stocks fell sharply, sending the Nasdaq tumbling 2.1%. Netflix declined 5%, while Facebook and Amazon lost about 3% apiece.
Stock market volatility is back on Wall Street. Fears about rising bond yields and the US-China trade war sparked heavy selling last week, the worst for all three major indexes since MarchStocks rebounded sharply on Tuesday, before another wobbly session on Wednesday. The CNN Business Fear & Greed Index of market sentiment is flashing extreme fear.
The market slide gathered steam on Thursday after Mnuchin announced on Twitter that he will not participate in the Saudi summit. Mnuchin said it was a joint decision with President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. An administration official told CNN that no other government officials will attend the event in Mnuchins place.
The news adds to rising global uncertainties, including concerns about Italys budget and a plunge in Chinas stock market.
David Kotok, chief investment of Cumberland Advisers, said he believes Thursdays market slide was driven more by concerns about Italy and China.
But Mnuchin doesnt help things, said Kotok.
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11:24

Georgia secretary of state whos running for governor just froze 53K voter registrations, over 90 percent of whom are people of color "IndyWatch Feed World"

Red alert,

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who is the Republican nominee for governor this year, has put the registrations of 53,000 voters on hold90 percent of whom are people of color.

Kemp is using Georgias exact match law to hold up registrations. This extremely strict law gives him the power to hold up registrations on which any letter, character or symbol that doesnt exactly match data from state and federal databases.

Lawsuits have already been filed, but the politics of this move are clear: Democrat Stacey Abramsthe first black woman nominated for governor by a major partyis running neck-and-neck with Kemp in the polls, and disqualifying the registrations of 53,000 mostly-black voters could be a blow to her campaign. This a blatant, disgusting move by a Republican with a long history of voter suppression.

Daily Kos, Oakland, CA, 94612.

 

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11:23

Stop Shell propaganda in museums "IndyWatch Feed World"

Anti-Shell demonstrator in Manchester, England

By Peter Lazenby in England:

Friday, October 19, 2018

Campaigners gatecrash science exhibition sponsored by Shell

ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners dressed up as Shell representatives gatecrashed an exhibition in Manchester that the oil giant is sponsoring.

The protest at Manchester Science and Industry Museum on Wednesday night saw activists from the Shell Out! group target its new exhibition, Electricity: the Spark of Life.

Shell Out! says the oil giant is a major contributor to the worlds looming climate crisis through its massive extraction of fossil fuels.

Laura Williams from Carbon Co-op, a founding member of the Shell Out! collective, said: Last weeks announcement by the international scientific authority on climate change made it clear that unless we take drastic and urgent action to reduce our carbon emissions we will see frightening changes to the way that we live.

The museum has a responsibility to show the public Shells true colours, instead of allowing the company to be seen as a legitimate provider of future energy.

Manchester science festival partners withdraw over Shell sponsorship. Science and industry museum accused of hypocrisy for taking money from oil company: here.

11:20

"Love Is Stronger..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"I believe...
love is stronger than death.
- Robert Fulghum

11:15

Saudi prince ordered elimination of journalist "IndyWatch Feed World"

Its alleged that Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) had personally ordered the assassination of Saudi-national Jamal Khoshoggi, according to American writer and political analyst Stephen Lendman. 

According to Turkish police, the US-based dissident journalist entered the Saudi embassy in Istanbul and never came out.

 

Author and radio host Lendman said the impetuous crown prince, whom media refer to as MBS, directly ordered the assassination of Khashoggi.

MBS, absolutely, ordered the elimination of Jamal Khashoggi. Thats what happened, Lendman told Press TV in a phone interview on Thursday.

The Chicago-based author and radio host suggests that following the international coverage of the incident, which harrowing details are coming out, Riyadh has been trying to whitewash and manage the blowback.

 

The Saudis have been playing coy with this, trying to come up with cover stories to explain what wa...

11:14

Danish Doctor Issues Warning about HPV Vaccine: The Vaccine Should be Stopped Immediately! "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Image from the Danish documentary: The Vaccinated Girls Sick and Betrayed. The documentary has been removed from YouTube.

HPV Vaccine Controversy: A Danish Doctors Perspective

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11:02

The Catholic Church and Pedophilia: Trafficking Children as Sex Slaves "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Editor, Health Impact News

In the years we have covered the topic of medical kidnapping and child abductions through child social services, we have exposed the corruption behind these legal kidnappings, and the reasons why they happen. Read More

11:02

Federal Judge "Shocked" To Find Obama State Dept Lied To Protect Hillary From Email Server Lawsuits "IndyWatch Feed World"

The noose appears to be tightening further around the law-less behaviors of the Obama administration in their frantic efforts to protect former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from lawsuits seeking information about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email server and her handling of the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
 

As Fox News reports, the transparency group Judicial Watch initially sued the State Department in 2014, seeking information about the response to the Benghazi attack after the government didn't respond to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Other parallel lawsuits by Judicial Watch are probing issues like Clinton's server, whose...

11:01

"Its Okay to Feel Bad For No Reason" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Its Okay to Feel Bad For No Reason"
by David Cain


Looking back, I cant believe how often I felt like that. Each time, all I knew is that I needed to either act normal, or provide an explanation for my low-spirited state (I stayed up late; I didnt drink enough water today).

Internally, I mostly attributed it to a certain ineptitude I felt I had at being an adultI wasnt getting enough done, I wasnt organized enough, I hadnt done some important thing yet. Once the worst of it passed, I would try to figure out the problem and how I could address it. Often Id end up with a list of new resolutions or goals that I figured would keep me at even keel. I made hundreds of lists like that.

I dont have clinical depression. Ive taken the tests and I dont fit the symptoms. Same with...

11:01

China wants to launch a fake moon in 2020 that is definitely not a Death Star "IndyWatch Feed World"

No word yet as to where they will get that much cheese.

China is giving the moon an upgrade.

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11:00

Two ways being busy can actually be a good thing "IndyWatch Feed World"

Could being busy actually help you make better decisions?

When someone asks how youre doing, saying youre busy is no longer an impressive answer. Once a badge of honor, today it sounds like a precursor to overwhelm and burnout. It also shuts down conversation and isolates you from the asker.

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11:00

Should we break up the tech giants? Not if you ask the economists who take money from them "IndyWatch Feed World"

This weeks FTC hearings on the growing power of companies like Amazon, Facebook, and Google only included economists who have taken money, directly and indirectly, from giant corporations that have a stake in the debate.

Amid growing concern over the power of such behemoths as Amazon, Google, Facebook, and other tech giants, in recent months theres been a bipartisan push for better enforcement of antitrust ruleswith even President Trump saying in August that their size and influence could constitute a very antitrust situation. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched its most wide-ranging study of corporate concentration in America in more than 20 years with a series of hearings being held around the country. Chairman Joseph Simons, a practical enforcement-minded leader, launched the hearings by expressing concern over the growing problem of monopoly, which is now found in nearly every sector of the economy. I approach all of these issues with a very open mind, said Simons, very much willing to be influenced by what I see and hear.

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11:00

JAPANS GLIDING GUIDED MISSILE PLANS "IndyWatch Feed World"

Over the years, ever since Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe successfully rid Japan of its constitutional restraints on defense spending, I've been arguing that []

The post JAPANS GLIDING GUIDED MISSILE PLANS appeared first on Giza Death Star.

11:00

75% of people think this AI artist is human "IndyWatch Feed World"

One piece recently sold for $16,000 at an auction.

When artificial intelligence has been used to create works of art, a human artist has always exerted a significant element of control over the creative process.

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Serena Williams, Amal Clooney, and others on policing womens anger "IndyWatch Feed World"

An actress, a lawyer, an academic, and even a former NFL coach weigh in on the double standard women face when expressing their emotions and how they can navigate it.

Serena Williams says she couldnt have written a better past year for herself. Addressing a crowd of 10,000 at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women in Philadelphia last Friday, the 23-time Grand Slam champion and working mom radiated optimism. She sported a top from her new fashion line with BE SEEN printed across the chest and shared advice like keep it positive and look at the bigger picture. Among the accomplishments that came up: celebrating her daughters first birthday, competing in Wimbledon and the U.S. Open finals, becoming co-chair of the 2019 Met Gala, working with Nike and Survey Monkey, and adding maternal health advocacy to her philanthropic initiatives.

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09:52

"America Has the Government It Deserves" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"America Has the Government It Deserves"
by Brian Maher

Every nation gets the government it deserves, said 18th century French philosopher Joseph de Maistre. If true, and we suspect there is justice here the United States is a nation of no-good deadbeats. For the nation hosts a spendthrift government perpetually on the borrow.

By some metrics, the United States now takes on more debt in one year than it did in the first 200 years of its lovely existence.  Its gross national debt rose $1.27 trillion in fiscal 2018 to a record $21.5 trillion. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects it to exceed $23 trillion by 2020. We refer you to the following chart for some slight sense of perspective:
Debt, Debt and More Debt: The United States Treasury will likely borrow $770 billion by the end of the year a 60% increase over last year. This April the CBO projected the federal budget deficit would scale $1 trillion in 2020. But last month it was forced to reverse its projections one full calendar year to 2019. $523 billion the U...

09:47

Rep. Meadows Calls for Rosenstein to 'Resign Immediately,' Following James Baker Testimony He Plotted to Oust Trump From Office "IndyWatch Feed World"

Rep. Meadows Calls for Rosenstein to 'Resign Immediately,' Following James Baker Testimony He Plotted to Oust Trump From Office | 18 Oct 2018 | Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) called for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to step down Thursday following explosive testimony from Comey confidant James Baker. Former FBI lawyer James Baker appeared on Capitol Hill earlier Thursday for the second time to testify about Rosenstein's plan to wear a wire and and the use of FISA warrants to oust President Trump from office. Rep. Meadows emerged from the testimony Thursday calling for Rosenstein to "resign immediately."

09:00

The most important design tool youre not using "IndyWatch Feed World"

Itll be love at first sight.

About five years ago, I started looking for a new timer to use in my design workshops for business executives. Id used a watch up until then and communicated time to participants like, well stop at 2:35, or five minutes starting now . . . one minute . . . okay were almost done, so wrap up your current concepts . . . okay, lets wrap up . . . okay, lets quiet down and share. Repeatedly asking enthusiastic CEOs to put down their Sharpies just wasnt cutting it. I wanted everyone to be on the same page about how much time remained on a given exercisesomething with a definitive end and something that would spatially display time to concretely communicate an otherwise squishy concept.

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09:00

Cassini revealed three big surprises before diving into Saturn "IndyWatch Feed World"


What we do not have is any confirmation of massive devices harvesting the rings or something like that.  Of course it either does not exist or it has been neatly edited out which appears to be SOP at NASA.

At this point we are not supposed to know and NASA knows better than to acknowledge the meme.

A vertical magnetic field may well be artificial and Saturn is the one planet that i would anticipate this.  It does not prove anything but it points at another oddity for Saturn.  Recall our speculation that Saturn is used to add inertial mass to world ships passing through our solar system who would match orbits with Saturn in order to add mass.  All this would nicely support a major change in trajectory and would typically be repeated at every star visited.

Also recall that a world ship would have the capacity to land a global population on a planet as well and may well be doing just that as part of an expanding sphere of life.. 


Cassini revealed three big surprises before diving into Saturn
 

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By Leah Crane

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2181614-cassini-revealed-three-big-surprises-before-diving-into-saturn/

Cassini is dead, but its legacy lives on. Before the NASA spacecraft plunged into Saturn and burned up last September, it made 22 daring final orbits, swooping between the planet and its rings in a mission called the Grand Finale. Now, researchers are analysing the data from the that mission, and there are a few surprises.

Saturns magnetic field is weirdly flat

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09:00

A mushroom vaccine could save the honey bees "IndyWatch Feed World"



 
This appears promising and may well lead to a general broadcast solution to the problem of colony collapse syndrome which can additionally benefit the general background population.  Optimistic yes, but it does address the virus load directly which has been encouraged by something we are doing.
 
The damage has been sustained for a decade now and has even triggered a private support movement of small apiaries which has been welcome to see.
 
Still a long way from proactive crop growing and universal establishment of hives on farms.
 
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By Jackie Flynn Mogensen on Oct 7, 2018


Over the past decade, the honeybee story has been the stuff of science fiction. Back in 2006, beekeepers first noticed their honeybees were mysteriously dying off in huge numbers, with no clear cause. For some, a whopping 30 to 90 percent of their colonies were disappearing, especially on the East Coast. Worker bees were abandoning their queens and leaving hives full of honey. That first winter, beekeepers nationwide lost about a third of their colonies. Since then, the numbers havent improved.


Researchers now call this ongoing phenomenon colony collapse disorder, but scientists still havent identified a singular cause. They say its a combination of factors: pollution, habitat loss, herbicides, and viruses, though some experts believe viruses may be the primary driver. For instance, deformed wing virus, which causes bees to develop disfigured, nonfunctional wings, can be nasty, and, like other viruses, is transferred to bees by parasitic mites. Until now, scientists havent developed any antiviral treatmen...

09:00

New Evidence of Hacked Supermicro Hardware Found in U.S. Telecom "IndyWatch Feed World"

 


Obviously we have a serious problem with hardware and it goes both ways.  The solution needs to be an internally secure supply line delivering at the best global price to prevent extortion.  I think it can be done.

That enforces a local supply chain in order to access the secure market.  It may well be partially subsidized by low pricing offshore but that is too bad.  It can be done.

This will take time to sort out, but it adds to the list of charge backs we can apply to China.
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New Evidence of Hacked Supermicro Hardware Found in U.S. Telecom

The discovery shows that China continues to sabotage critical technology components bound for America.
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09:00

Quit eating bacon, ham and pork? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Image: Quit eating bacon, ham and pork? Pigs are SMARTER than dogs, and pigs suffer horribly inside factory farms across America


  
I am no fan of our industrial approach to animal husbandry and this item lays out just how truly inhumane it all happens to be.  Animal slaughter does need to be isolated as a standard matter of practice and it is not.   As a result, as noted, the quality of the meat suffers and yes, obviously the animals suffer unnecessarily and that is what is wrong.

Another huge loss is to agriculture itself.  All our animals actively interact with the available land base and this is hugely beneficial.  Sustainability means integrating the animals.  We really do need goat herds, cattle herds and swine herds as well.  These all need to be properly guided in order to maximize efficiency.  Yet we are doing just this.

We have not achieved fence-less fields as yet, but the advent of mind to mind management should solve just that as well as protecting from predators.  This is how we did things in the Garden of Eden and will again in a restored Heaven on Earth.

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Quit eating bacon, ham and pork? Pigs are SMARTER than dogs, and pigs suffer horribly inside factory farms across America

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08:54

Top Afghan police chief killed, 2 Americans wounded in Kandahar attack "IndyWatch Feed World"

Top Afghan police chief killed, 2 Americans wounded in Kandahar attack | 18 Oct 2018 | The powerful police chief of Kandahar province in Afghanistan was killed Thursday in an attack following a security meeting with the top US commander in the city, three Afghan officials told CNN. Two Americans also were wounded in the shooting attack at Kandahar Palace, said Col. Dave Butler, a spokesman for US Forces-Afghanistan. US Army Gen. Scott Miller, the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, was present but uninjured in the attack, a statement from US forces said. While Butler initially said three Americans were wounded, he later issued a statement clarifying that the three wounded personnel were all members of the NATO-led coalition but only two of the wounded were Americans.

08:46

Kendall Jenners fave lipstick is (big surprise) bad for your health "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sure, its a nice shade of red. But the lipstick may also be toxic.

Want to know if the beauty products youre buying are bad for you? Theres an app for that. Actually, there are many apps for that. Bloomberg today writes about the new trend of apps that tell consumers how bad the ingredients in their cosmetics are.

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08:12

StarKist to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing, Faces Fine of Up to $100 Million "IndyWatch Feed World"

SAN FRANCISCO StarKist Co. agreed to plead guilty to a felony price fixing charge as part of a broad collusion investigation of the canned tuna industry, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.

The DOJ said StarKist faces up to a $100 million fine when it is sentenced. Prosecutors allege that the industrys top three companies conspired between 2010 and 2013 to keep prices artificially high.

We have cooperated with the DOJ during the course of its investigation and accept responsibility, said StarKist chief executive Andrew Choe. We will continue to conduct our business with the utmost transparency and integrity.

StarKist is owned by South Korean company Dongwon Industries, one of the largest tuna catching companies in the world. The parent companys website carries pledges to abide by ethical standards and good corporate citizenship.

The scheme came to light when Thai Union Groups Chicken of the Sea attempt to buy San Diego-based Bumble Bee failed in 2015, according to court records. Chicken of the Sea executives then alerted federal investigators, who agreed to shield the company from criminal prosecution in exchange for cooperation.

Bumble Bee Foods last year pleaded guilty to the same charge and paid a $25 million fine, $111 million lower than prosecutors said it should have been. Prosecutors said they feared putting the financially struggling Bumble Bee out of business with a high fine and agreed to let the company make interest-free payments for five years.

Two former executives of Bumble Bee and one from StarKist have also each pleaded guilty to price-fixing charges. None of them have been sentenced.

Former Bumble Bee chief executive Christopher Lischewski has pleaded not guilty to a price fixing charge.

The conspiracy to fix prices on these household staples had direct effects on the pocketbooks of American consumers, said Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim.

In addition, the three companies face myriad lawsuits from wholesalers, food service companies and retailers such as Walmart, Target and Kroger.

08:10

Uber now lets you call your driver using VOIP "IndyWatch Feed World"

The feature will make contacting your driver easier for foreign travelers.

Riders typically contact their Uber driver before they arrive for the pickup if they are running late or think theyll have other problems meeting at the pickup point. Now the company has added the ability to VOIP your driver in addition to texting, using in-app messaging, or a regular phone call, reports Engadget. VOIP is the ability to place a voice call over a data network instead of a cellular one. The tech is already used for services such as Skype, FaceTime, and WhatsApp calls.

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These stunning satellite images show how growing cities change the planet "IndyWatch Feed World"

See Las Vegas quickly swallow up the desert and suck up its water sourceand other images of the balance between nature and our cities

In a satellite image of Las Vegas in 1976, the city still looks relatively small. By 2015, after the population had grown more than six times, another image shows the sprawl of streets, houses, and golf courses into the surrounding desert.

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07:55

Cyclone Titli latest: 57 dead, 10 missing, over 57k houses damaged in Odisha, India "IndyWatch Feed World"

Adequate drinking water, health, and veterinary measures are being provided in the affected areas of Odisha The death toll in Odisha due to Cyclone Titli and subsequent floods have reached 57 due to landslides, wall-collapse incidents, and drowning, the Special Relief Commission (SRC) said on Thursday. The Commission further said that at least 10 people are still missing in the wake of the natural calamity that hit the state. Apart from fatalities, 2,73,425 hectares of crops have been damaged across 17 districts of the state. Furthermore, 60,11,000 people in 8125 villages have been affected and 57,131 houses have been damaged. The SRC said, "The Government has announced for providing gratuitous relief for fifteen days at the rate of Rs. 60 per adult and Rs 45 per child per day to all affected families of Ganjam, Gajapati and Gunupur Sub- Division of Rayagada district. Accordingly, an amount of Rs. 1.02 bn have has been released in favour of the Collectors concerned for payment as...

07:50

Chinas Economic Growth Slows Amid Trade Battle With U.S. "IndyWatch Feed World"

BEIJING Chinas economic growth slowed further in the latest quarter, adding to challenges for its communist leaders as they fight a tariff battle with Washington.

The worlds second-largest economy expanded by 6.5 percent over a year earlier in the three months ending in September, government data showed Friday. That was down from 6.7 percent for the quarter ending in July and 6.8 percent for the years first three months.

Forecasters expected Chinas economy to cool after Beijing tightened credit controls last year to rein in a debt boom. But the slowdown has been more abrupt than expected, prompting Chinese leaders to reverse course and encourage banks to lend.

Chinas slowdown is a little sharper than expected, but basically fits our narrative for the economy, said Bill Adams of PNC Financial Services Group in a report.

Beijings debt controls and trade uncertainties are taking a bite out of economic momentum, Adams said.

Chinas leaders express confidence their $12 trillion-a-year economy can survive the conflict with U.S. President Donald Trump. But export industries have begun to suffer from American tariff hikes of up to 25 percent on Chinese goods.

Economic performance was stable overall, but we must also see the number of external challenges has increased significantly, said a government spokesman, Mao Shengyong.

Downward pressure has increased, Mao said at a news conference.

Retail spending, factory output and investment in factories and other fixed assets weakened.

Retail sales rose 9.1 percent over a year earlier in the first nine months of the year, down 0.1 percent from the first half, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Growth in factory output decelerated to 6.4 percent for the first nine months of 2018, down 0.3 percentage points from the first half. Investment rose 5.4 percent in the first three quarters, down 0.6 percentage points from the first half.

Beijing has rejected U.S. pressure to scale back industrial development plans Washington says are based on stealing or pressuring foreign companies to hand over technology. American officials worry they might threaten U.S. industrial leadership.

The conflict with Washington has prompted communist leaders to step up the pace of a marathon effort to encourage self-sustaining growth driven by domestic consumption and reduce reliance on exports and investment.

Beijing has cut tariffs, promised to lift curbs on foreign ownership in the Chinese auto industry and taken other steps to rev up growth. But leaders reject pressure to scrap plans such as Made in China 2025, which calls for state-led creation of Chinese champions in robotics and other technologies.

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07:39

Fords new Mustang gets leaked on Instagram "IndyWatch Feed World"

A 20-year-old Instagrammer allegedly posted a legit pic of the 2019/2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.

The upcoming 2019 Mustang Shelby GT500 is one of the most anticipated cars of 2019, and Ford has carefully built up hype around it. But all that might have been for naught as it appears a 20-year-old with the Instagram handle @sinister_lifestyle just leaked the first clear photograph of the car months before its official unveiling at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit this upcoming January.

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07:28

Restored Republic via a GCR as of Oct. 19, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Oct. 19, 2018

Compiled 19 Oct. 12:01 am EST by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret. CEO, Child Abuse Recovery, Author, Twenty Two Faces, Byingtons Before Its News articles on a Satanic Cabal CIA & Vatican-sponsored international Pedophile Child Trafficking Ring: http://beforeitsnews.com/contributor/pages/243/590/stories.html

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: Under ongoing sting operations the 800#s were expected to be released some time between Friday Oct. 19 (BOOM Surrender Day) and Mon. Oct. 22 (deadline for all RV funds to be transferred into the banks).

Sources reported that the Quantum Financial System, banking codes and security were authorized on Friday Oct. 12. In order to fund our exchanges on Sun. Oct. 14 the US Treasury was authorized to wire 250 Quadrillion dollars per hour to Tier 1 banks (Wells Fargo, Chase, Citibank, Bank of America). Tier 2 Banks started receiving the funds Mon. night Oct. 15. Three sources reported that the entire RV process officially started the next morning on Tues. Oct. 16. An unverified report stated that the USN was gold backed as of Wed. midnight Oct. 17, while Tier 3 Banks began receiving their large wire transfers of monies that same Wed. night Oct. 17. The banks would continue to receive these digital transfers of Quadrillion monies on the hour until Mon. Oct 22. The 22nd of October may be a significant date as an ultimate master Chinese number.

On Thurs. Oct. 11 a Stock Market Crash began. Each day since the market has opened at over 100 points down; this month the Dow and S&P 500 fell more than 4 percent each; the Nasdaq was down nearly 7 percent in October, while again the market opened and closed in the red on Thurs. Oct. 18...

06:37

Tom Kenyon and the Hathors Bring us Trilliums "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Hathor Planetary Meditation

Through Tom Kenyon

Trilliums


In this message we wish to share with you a simple but highly effective method for accessing the quantum potentials of your body. This technique allows you to draw upon life-enhancing subtle energies from other dimensions of consciousness.

Trilliums

Trilliums are quantum field-effects that are created whenever two subatomic particles join together.

As atoms begin to form from the bonding of subatomic particles, these quantum field- effects are amplified.

As atoms then join to create complex molecules, the quantum field-effects become much more intricate and intensified.

From this perspective your physical body is an intricately choreographed generator of interlocking and interacting quantum field-effects that arise spontaneously from the cells of your body.

These cellular quantum field-effects tend to evolve into exquisitely coordinated quantum attractors that draw into the cells of your body subtle energies from your environment. This process unfolds whether you are aware of it or not. It is an automatic and reflexive action of the cellular matrix you refer to as your body.

There are several oddities about Trilliums. One of these is a conundrum as to their nature. They operate independently of your own conscious awareness yet they are deeply affected by your deepest core beliefs about the nature of reality. In other words, Trilliums are programmedat the quantum levelby the unfathomable and enigmatic interface between consciousness and matter.

Two individuals living in the same environment can draw to themselves vastly different subtle energies based on their core beliefs. These differences could then significantly affect both their perceptions of reality (and what they deemed to be possible), as well as what they might actually be able to accomplish within those perceived realities.

While Trilliums unquestionably operate automatically, based on what they have been programmed to attra...

06:14

Musical Interlude: Rudi en Corlea, "Drome" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Rudi en Corlea, "Drome"
South Africans Rudi Claare and Corlea Botha, singing in Afrikaans.

Astoundingly beautiful harmony...

06:06

Why Democrats Love to Spy On Americans "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hastings Michael - 2

Michael Hastings was the journalist exposing the surveillance state. Hastings wrote about the investigation of reporters by the U.S. Department of Justice back in 2013. He said that the restrictions on the freedom of the press by the Obama administration were a war on journalism.  He wrote his last story before he died in what may have been a cyber attack. Someone was able to control his car remotely and drove it into a tree at top speed. His last story was entitled: Why Democrats Love to Spy On Americans, published by BuzzFeed on June 7, 2013. Any journalist who goes for the truth about the Deep State seems to end up dead. Hastings wrote that the entire caste of current Democratic leaders as a gang of civil liberty opportunists.

Hastings exposed how the Obama Administration hunted and prosecuted anyone who would leak information about their unconstitutional conduct. Obama even put in prison John Kirakou, formerly in the CIA, who raised concerns about the agencys torture program. Indeed, the Deep State came into full power under the Obama Administration. It was then used against Trump during the 2016 election. This was way beyond Watergate under Nixon. But the standards have changed so much, that not even Trump can investigate because he has to use the very same agencies who will protect themselves.

Hastings died in a fiery high-speed automobile crash on June 18th, 2013, in Los Angeles. Today, cars connected with GPS can actually be hacked. It is possible to take control of your car, right down to the steering wheel, remotely. WIRED Magazine has proven this ability, which many others have confirmed. The likelihood that Hastings was killed remotely in an auto cyber attack is extremely high. He was on the Snowden affair and was the reason Snowden had to leave the country and turn everything over to the Guardian in London.

06:01

The Greek Dark Age & Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed World"

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; You mentioned that the environment was the primary cause of the Greek Dark age between the Heroic and Hellenistic periods. Can you elaborate on that at all?

Thank you. They do not seem to connect the dots as you say in school

MG

ANSWER: What is most interesting is the fact that they do not connect the dots which are so glaring for that period of time. The Bronze Age Collapse was a Dark-Age in the Near East, Asia Minor, Aegean region, North Africa, Caucasus, Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean. This encapsulated the transition from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age, which was violent, sudden, and a major setback for civilization as a whole. We seem to focus on the fall of Rome, but not the catastrophic collapse of the Bronze Age.

The political economy of city-states that dominated the Aegean region and Anatolia region (Modern Turkey), simply disintegrated much like Rome whereby people abandoned cities and formed small isolated village during the Greek Dark Age. This takes place about 51.6 years following the cultural collapse of the Mycenaean kingdoms, of the Kassite dynasty of Babylonia, of the Hittite Empire in Anatolia and the Levant, and of the Egyptian Empire. We also see the political-economic destruction of Ugarit and the Amorite states in the Levant. Over in the Luwian states of western Asia Minor, we also see a collapse in civilization. There was also a period of tremendous political-economic chaos in Canaan (Israel). This wholesale collapse of...

06:01

Lost & Found, Apples & Ciders "IndyWatch Feed World"

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The Harrison apple tree that Thomas Vilardi found near Newark in the fall of 2015. I knew I had seen apples on a tree, he said. I wasnt expecting to find a Harrison. Credit Bryan Anselm for The New York Times

Thanks for this article to Rachel Wharton, who is batting 1000 for our taste in food writing:

Finding Lost Apples and Reviving a Beloved Cider

George Washington was...

06:01

China & the Hidden Debt Crisis in the Provinces "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Sovereign Debt Crisis in China among the provisional governments is alive and well. The off-balance sheet government liabilities in the regions amounted to an estimated 40 trillion yuan which is almost $6 trillion. Some are calling this a gigantic credit risk which is a hidden liability. This represents 60% of  GDP which bypasses the debt-to-GDP ratio set by the central government on the provinces. They have created financial vehicles called LGFVs. Beijing has focused on shadow banks, regulatory loopholes, and hidden bad loans. They have curbed the shadow banking and brought the BitCoin outflow down. However, the Beijing government has only been able to reduce the credit risks associated with LGFVs marginally. The current view is that it will take China up to a decade or more to deal with the problem of LGFVs, as we enter this debt crisis cycle between 2019 and 2021, the pressure will build much sooner.

Nevertheless, we see that this debt crisis is what is holding back China short-term. The 3rd quarter GDP growth for 2018 came in well below expectations. Once this adjustment is addressed, we will still see China emerge as the Financial Capital of the World after 2032.

06:00

NSA Finalizes $6.7 Billion in Classified Tech Contracts "IndyWatch Feed World"

The National Security Agency is quietly beginning work on a new series of three communications contracts valued at $6.7 billion. Details are sparse because the classified contractscollectively called Greenwaywere secretly awarded to telecommunications giant AT&T and defense contractors General Dynamics and ManTech International in 2016. Redacted legal documents following a protest of one of the contracts in March indicate the NSAs goal is to technically evolve its IT environment.

More than 50 feared dead, as train runs over people in northern India "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dozens are feared dead after a train ran over a crowd of people near railway tracks in Amritsar, near the Pakistani border. Many more have been injured. Police say that they are expecting over 50 casualties, and Indian newspaper First Post is reporting 30 deaths, after a train plowed at high speed through a crowded religious rally, which appears to have been held alongside a railway track.

Russian S-300s Supplied to Syria Were Modernized Reports "IndyWatch Feed World"

Moscow has delivered advanced S-300 air defense missiles to Syria to protect the countrys troops deployed in the war-torn Arab country in the wake of last months downing of a Russian reconnaissance plane during an Israeli airstrike in Latakia. The three battalion sets of S-300PM-2 air defense missile handed over to Syria by Russia are more advanced compared to their conventional counterparts, the newspaper Izvestiya wrote, citing Defense Ministry sources in Moscow.

Bernie Sanders Has Heard Enough: 'We Cannot Have an Ally Who Murders a Dissident in Cold Blood' "IndyWatch Feed World"

While the fact remains that the United States has long had and maintained such alliesstaunchly defending them from international rebuke and shielding them from prosecutionSen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says the alleged murder and brutal dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by his own Saudi government and ongoing war crimes in Yemen should be the final straws in allowing the powerful Gulf monarchy to claim the U.S. as a friend and partner.

Former USA Gymnastics President Arrested, Accused Of Tampering With Nassar Evidence "IndyWatch Feed World"

Steve Penny, the former president of USA Gymnastics who has been accused of covering up sexual abuse by sports doctor Larry Nassar, was arrested Wednesday over allegations that he tampered with evidence related to a Nassar investigation. If convicted, Penny could receive two to 10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

Dead Nevada Brothel Owner Expected To Crush Democrat In Nov. Election "IndyWatch Feed World"

Despite the slightly unorthodox fact that he is dead, infamous brothel owner Dennis Hof will remain on the ballot (since officials in the Silver State say its too late to change the printed ballots since theyve already been mailed out for early voting) and is expected to win by a landslide in the forthcoming Nevada state legislature elections.

Amnesty warns of new zero tolerance policy by Israel soldiers at Gaza fence "IndyWatch Feed World"

Amnesty International today warned of a new zero tolerance policy by Israeli forces towards Palestinian demonstrators in the occupied Gaza Strip, raising fears of escalating bloodshed. In a statement, the human rights organisation urged the Israeli government to rein in its armed forces, which have routinely used unnecessary or excessive force during Gazas weekly Great March of Return demonstrations.

Sweden Declares 'Hand Grenade Amnesty' In Attempt To Stop Explosive Gang Violence "IndyWatch Feed World"

On October 15, Sweden began a temporary amnesty program for anyone in possession of hand grenades or other explosives, urging the public to hand over their illegal arsenals before January 11, 2019, with no legal ramifications or questions asked. Sweden has had a hand grenade crisis and issues with organized crime since about 2010. Combine the two with refugees, and the country is on the verge of chaos with violent crime exploding.

05:57

Venus Retrograde Re-Enters Libra On Halloween And You Might Be In For A Few Tricks "IndyWatch Feed World"

While Venus has been retrograding in Scorpio it is about to change signs and re-enter Libra. Once it does this things will not be the same and you need to be aware of that.

Venus will be re-entering Libra on Halloween and because of that, we can expect a lot of confusing energies to ensue. From October 31st to November 16th Venus will be in her home sign and for those who dont know Libra is the ruler of committed relationships. During this time you should not be rushing to tie yourself down or rushing to break up with anyone, especially those youve been with for a long time.

Astrostyle wrote as follows in regards:

Venus retrograde demands that you take people off a pedestal and see them through the lens of reality, rather than with rose-colored filters. That can be jarring at first. But is your chief complaint a deal breakeror is there something to learn here by addressing those issues together? A wise therapist we know once said, Its not that successful couples dont have conflict, because they do. Its how they work through it that determines the strength of their relationship.

Most people dont think much of Venus retrograde and because of this, we tend to be caught quite off guard. Venus being the planet of love really makes all of the energies before us quite conflicting. You might see past lovers and become quite frustrated in the world of romance. These kinds of things will make any and all of your current relationships whether they are already defined or not pretty damn painful within reason.

Sure, so far the Venus retrograde hasnt been too bad but the trickster energies that are coming our way are not the kinds of energies we would usually expect. If you are already down in the dumps things are going to get worse before they get better. Your mind is going to be your own worst enemy during this time.

Libra is a very light-hearted sign and because of this, it will bring out some of the most vulnerable parts of who you are. Your mind is going to be fighting with your heart every step of the way but you need to do what you feel is best regardless. To learn more about this retrograde transitioning into Libra please feel free to check out the video below.

05:52

"A Look to the Heavens" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365 is truly a majestic island universe some 200,000 light-years across. Located a mere 60 million light-years away toward the chemical constellation Fornax, NGC 1365 is a dominant member of the well-studied Fornax galaxy cluster. 
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This impressively sharp color image shows intense star forming regions at the ends of the bar and along the spiral arms, and details of dust lanes cutting across the galaxy's bright core. At the core lies a supermassive black hole. Astronomers think NGC 1365's prominent bar plays a crucial role in the galaxy's evolution, drawing gas and dust into a star-forming maelstrom and ultimately feeding material into the central black hole.

05:50

"Live A Good Life..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones. I am not afraid."
 - Marcus Aurelius

05:45

"The Morality Trap: The Problem With Having a Strong Identity" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"The Morality Trap: 
The Problem With Having a Strong Identity"
by Zat Rana

"There is no good label to describe Jiddu Krishnamurti, and thats perhaps how it should be. In his early life, he was groomed by the Theosophical Society (a religious movement) to become what they called the World Teacher. As he matured, however, Krishnamurti returned all donations and dissolved the group to move away from any and all ideological affiliations.

For decades, he traveled the world giving lectures about human psychology, social change, and the importance of understanding the mind as individuals rather than through authority.

Some people consider him a religious leader, but given the modern connotation of the term, thats not accurate. Others refer to him as a mystic, which is perhaps a better label, but even so, it doesnt feel complete. Calling him a natural philosopher would arguably be most apt.

The thing about Krishnamurti is that he had a way of communicating the abstract in such a penetrating way that it would shock you into rethinking something you thought you knew. He had a lot to say about the nature of the human mind and its relation to the world, but most of all, he made it abundantly clear that no matter what he said, it should not be taken as truth. Only you, the individual, can come to that conclusion based on your own inquiry.
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05:34

2 MDs, Zdogg & vaccine profiteer Paul Offit laugh at man whose young daughter died just hours after vaccines "IndyWatch Feed World"

UPDATE: About an hour ago (10/18/2018) Paul Offit posted an apology on his Facebook page, for his comments about Barron Trump. What do you think? Is he sincere or did he just get caught? (Scroll down to see the original story.) It seems someone (Facebook or his team) removed his public apology. Thankfully, we have []

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05:27

"My Inner Demon..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"But if you can confront your inner demons-"  "I did confront my inner demon. I punched him in the face and he exploded." Valkyrie had to laugh. "But now he's back." "Of course he's back. He's resourceful. He is my inner demon, after all."
- Derek Landy

05:25

The Poet: David Whyte, "Sweet Darkness" "IndyWatch Feed World"

 "Sweet Darkness"

"When your eyes are tired the world is tired also.
When your vision has gone no part of the world can find you.
Time to go into the dark where the night has eyes
to recognize its own.
There you can be sure you are not beyond love.
The dark will be your womb tonight.
The night will give you a horizon
further than you can see.
You must learn one thing:
the world was made to be free in.
Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong.
Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet confinement of your aloneness
to learn anything or anyone that does not bring you alive
is too small for you."

- David Whyte,
"House of Belonging"

05:21

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

Reading, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by!

05:20

"There Are None So Blind..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

There are none so blind as those who will not see.
 The most deluded people are those who choose to ignore what they already know.
- John Heywood, 1546

05:18

"Tell Me..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Life passes like a flash of lightning, whose blaze barely lasts long enough to see. While the earth and sky stand still forever, how swiftly changing time flies across man's face. O you who sit over your full cup and do not drink, tell me - for whom are you still waiting?"
- Hermann Hesse

05:08

7 Signs Youre In The Presence Of A Fake Friend "IndyWatch Feed World"

While you might think you know how to spot fake people in your life chances are you dont. Fake people can be much closer than youd expect them to be and might be some of the people you actually let see you at your most vulnerable.

Below I am going to go over some of the signs that might indicate you are in the presence of a friend that is far from genuine. Fake people are not always as easy to spot as you might want them to be. Knowing these things will make a huge difference in your life and who you allow in it.

7 Signs Youre Allowing A Fake Friend Too Close:

1. This person brags constantly.

If the person in question is constantly bragging about his or her accomplishments and undermining yours then there is a clear issue. Someone who is a true friend is going to help you celebrate not try to outdo you. It just doesnt work like that.

2. This person criticizes you way more than he or she should.

If the person in question is always criticizing you and bringing you down it is because they dont like seeing you doing well. They want you to be lower than they are. If you seem to have everything on track they go out of their way to make you feel like shit.

3. This person is always trying too hard.

If the person in question is always trying too hard to please others and make his or herself look good then something needs to change. This person is not being as genuine as he or she should be and it is going to end up biting him or her in the ass. What is it that drives a person to do this? You need to be questioning the thoughts behind it.

4. This person makes you feel used a lot of the time.

If the person in question makes you feel used or makes you feel like he or she is taking advantage of you there is a reason for that. If you are being used you are going to feel used. If this continues after you confront him or her then they probably dont want to be around unless they can continue on as they are.

5. This person is always gossiping.

If the person in question always has tea about other people to spill then he or she isnt someone you should trust. You have to be careful about telling your secrets to people who are going to give them away.

6. This person doesnt listen to the things you say.

If the person in question doesnt listen to the things you say and is always ignoring you when you really need to vent about th...

05:00

Arizona Foster Care System Revealed as Pedophile Ring: Former Foster Child Tortured for Years Sues for $15 Million "IndyWatch Feed World"

The state of Arizona, which has the infamous reputation of removing the highest percentage of children in the U.S. from their homes and families through Child Protective Services, has now also been exposed as having a very corrupt foster care network that includes pedophile rings where young children are imprisoned in state-approved foster homes and trafficked to pedophiles.

by Brian Shilhavy, Health Impact News

In a developing story based out of the military town of Sierra Vista, Arizona, the home of Fort Huachuca, David Frodsham, a former commander with the Department of Defense in Afghanistan who was discharged from duty due to sexual harassment behavior and an assessment by the military that he had an unalterable personality disorder, has been arrested and convicted of operating a pornographic pedophile ring based out of his state-approved foster home.

Health Impact News first reported on the charges brought against David Frodsham and his wife who were state-approved foster parents last year (2017) with the story of the young child Devani, who was seized from her family just days before her second birthday and placed into the Frodshams state-approved foster home where she was allegedly raped repeatedly and trafficked as part of an organized pornographic pedophile ring.


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04:56

The Way You Hold Your Phone Might Say More About You Than You Think "IndyWatch Feed World"

While we might not normally think about the small things that we do a lot can be revealed through something as simple as how you hold your phone. We use our phones for a lot of different things and the way we hold them in general as we are using them could speak volumes.

Below I am going to go over some of the more common ways in which people hold their phones and what those different ways mean. Think about how you hold your phone, do you use a specific finger to scroll? Do you hold your phone with one hand or both hands?

Way #1: Phone in right-hand scrolling/typing with the thumb.

If you are someone who holds your cell phone in your right hand and scroll with the thumb on that same hand you are not someone that puts much focus on the things youre doing online. You are a much more open person than most. You might spend more time scrolling than actually posting when it comes to social media and things of the sort.

You are someone that pays more attention to the things going on in the real world and most people are not like that. You face a lot of things with an open mind and dont hold yourself back. You are much more positive than most.

Way #2: Phone on its side using both hands and thumbs.

If you are someone that rotates your screen to the side you are already someone that thinks outside of the box. Holding it with both hands and using both thumbs might look odd to other people but to you, it comes naturally. This is because you are more cautious you dont want to drop your phone and you prefer to see things in a bigger picture.

You are much more unique than people tend to realize. You are a guarded person but also someone willing, to be honest with others. While it might not sound like much the way you hold your phone is not something many people do unless theyre watching a video.

Way #3: Holding the phone straight up with both hands and both thumbs.

You hold your phone in a way that a lot of people do if you hold your phone in this manner. This helps prevent you fro...

04:49

(Video) X22 Report -- Episode 1693: Future Proves Past | The Sky is Falling "IndyWatch Feed World"





Published on Oct 18, 2018

We are now seeing leakers being arrested and these leakers are tracking right back to Obama and Clinton and the Mueller investigation. Federal Judge says he was tricked on the Hillary case because information was withheld from him. The deep state is panicking, they know the declas is coming and they need to push their agenda to distract from what has been really going on. They are pushing the narrative of Saudi Arabia to do this, the deep state wants Trump to cutoff all ties to Saudi Arabia and sanction the country to punish it so no investigation into wonderland will ever take place. The deep state wants Trump to listen to the Intelligence groups and provide them with all the information. This is a dead end.

04:30

ZimBollar: A guide to Zimbabwes black market "IndyWatch Feed World"

An anonymous Twitter account is providing information and pricing on Zimbabwe's alternative market, that has sprung up in response to the country's new quasi currency.

04:24

(Video) SGTReport -- Lynette Zang: The System Died, the Reset is Coming "IndyWatch Feed World"



Published on Oct 18, 2018

Seven interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve since Fall of 2015 and still the 30 year sits at 3.1? Meanwhile, President Trump criticizes the Fed for raising rates too quickly and says the Fed is the biggest threat to our economy, and what happens? The markets suddenly crash. The fix is in. But you already knew that. Lynette Zang joins me to discuss it and she says the system died in 2008, and we are in the final stretch before the reset Rothschild's Economist magazine predicted would come this year.

03:59

EU And Obsolete WWII Era Pantsuit NGO Call For Crackdown On Programs Easing Voluntary Migration Of High Value Immigrants "IndyWatch Feed World"

The European Union and OECD1 are trying to rouse up outrage over programs that provide a paths to citizenship in return for financial investment in the immigrant's new homeland (archived). The Pantsuitists are crying that these programs present a threat to "European Security" because they allow anyone with enough money a route to becoming "European", which is they suppose is a thing terrorists want to do.

While the Pantsuits attempt to villianize these voluntary and mutually beneficial programs, their promotion of human trafficking in concert with regional and municipal level re-settlement quotas betrays their complete lack of fucks to give about "European Security" for any reasonable definitions of security.


  1. A pantsuit NGO started after WWII initially directed towards rebuilding Europe which now bullies independent nation-states with "Lets get along"-ism and promotes pathological "people pleasing" type behaviors at the expense of the quality of life experienced by actual persons.  

03:20

Reader: One Mattress "IndyWatch Feed World"

Submitted to Operation Disclosure | By June Ann

One Mattress


to bring comfort

I am grateful for everyone here. I wish for us all to ascend on our journey we have chosen. One Love to all.

I am also in the hopes I find aid. I find myself in a position of needing a mattress. Just one as a box spring is not required. One can only cover with plastic an old mattress for so long. The time is up on this one. The mold is getting far too gross now. If I had the funds to do so, I would have done so already.

Goal is $597. Thank you.

June Ann
www.PayPal.com using HoldMyCalls@gmail
Click onto Family and Friends Please.

03:00

Mankind: The Missing Link "IndyWatch Feed World"

Do you have questions about the history of humanity? Do you wonder how so many thousands of years ago people who supposedly had nothing more than bronze tools were able to build monuments and buildings with precisely cut stones weighing more than 100 tons each?

by Ken Burgess

So do I, I have read plenty of theories, and some sound scientific analysis. Some believe in aliens, some believe in gods, but what if there had been a branch of humanity that had evolved to a level beyond our own current abilities many thousands of years ago?

Is it possible this could be the missing piece to the puzzle?

Paracas skull found in Peru and a Normal skull


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02:55

Julian Assange is Going to be in the Headlines Soon "IndyWatch Feed World"

Source: Dinar Chronicles

EyeTheSpy has written three intriguing tweets...

https://twitter.com/RealEyeTheSpy

'Assange will be making headline news soon.'

'2381 Treason:

Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere is guilty of treason and shall suffer death (@Hillary Clinton).'

'Many things are happening.
Red October.
Multiple meanings
See you all in Montana tonight.'(EyeTheSpy tweets)

We have not heard from Q for ten days. Is this the 'Ten Days of Darkness' before everything explodes on the world stage?

Julian Assange is said to have promised evidence to convict Hillary Clinton before 21st October if no one else steps forward with it before then. EyeTheSpy's tweets linking Julian Assange and Treason/Hillary Clinton may be hinting at something monumental that is about to take place...

These events - Global Currency Reset, mass arrests, full Disclosure and First Contact - are part of the much BIGGER event comprising humanity's ascension. Earth/Gaia has already ascended to the Fifth Dimension. This is a once in a soul lifetime opportunity for you to join her and ascend to the higher dimensions.

Please remember to keep President Trump and the Alliance team in your prayers.

Where We Go One We Go All.

Love and Light
Sierra (NZ)

02:35

International Economic Forecasts Point Towards Easing Venezuelan Recession in 2019 "IndyWatch Feed World"

The IMF and the CEPAL predict a diminution of Venezuelas crisis next year, with Torino Capital even forecasting modest economic growth.

02:25

Have Democrats Forgotten About This Summers Immigration Debacle? "IndyWatch Feed World"

The controversy over President Donald Trumps immigrant family separation policy this summer made major headlines for weeks, generated mass protests in Washington, D.C., and in cities around the country, and fomented occupations in front of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices, calling for the abolishment of the agency. Heart-rending audio recordings of children who were separated from their parents were played repeatedly on news shows and during protests. The family separation scandal was one of several reasons cited by crowds that showed up to protest Trump in London during a state visit to the U.K. Now, just weeks before a critical midterm election, theres nary a headline about family separation. And Democrats, who are poised to win a majority in the House, are not hammering nearly hard enough on the issue. In fact, theyre playing defense.

To be fair, the protests and uproar over family separation worked to an extent. The Trump administration was forced to reverse its so-called zero-tolerance policy that it used as a justification for wrenching children away from their parents. Then began the arduous process of reuniting those families that had been separated. But to this day, months after the egregious practice was ended, hundreds of children remain separated from their parents. Records show that 244 children are in U.S. custody for a variety of reasons, including ICEs policy of arresting potential guardians who come forward to claim the children.

In spite of the fact that family separation is no longer routine, disturbing reports have emerged of children who were being held in certified facilities around the country being moved in the middle of the night into a tent city in the middle of the Texas desert. The Tornillo facility is not even licensed to hold children. The number of immigrant children in U.S. custody has now swelled to more than 13,000the largest number ever, and five times greater than at the same time last year. According to...

02:11

Data Suppression Is the GOPs Latest Anti-Voter Tactic for the Midterms "IndyWatch Feed World"

As early voting has begun across America and seen record turnouts, the big question is: Will people voting for Democrats surmount the obstacles that the GOP has built in red-run states to achieve winning popular vote majorities?

Those obstacles began with extreme gerrymanders in 2011 for state legislative and U.S. House districts. They continued with newly crafted red super-majorities passing strict voter ID laws. And now, in the finale to 2018s midterms, a new tactic is emerging that can be described as data suppression.

In short, in a handful of red-run states with change-making races, voter information that would normally add people to registration rolls is not being readily processed. That scenario creates a likely prospect of Election Day ambushes, starting with surprised people whose names are not in poll books, and then rippling outward as they fill out provisional ballots while others are delayed in line.

Versions of this voter data suppression gambit can be found in Arizona, Missouri and Georgia. These states have tight federal racesand in Georgia, one of the most-watched gubernatorial contests. In all of these red-run states, registration information affecting enough voters to possibly swing outcomes has become stuck in opaque bureaucratic pipelines.

Lets look at these states and two others where voter information-driven tactics have surfacedNorth Carolina and North Dakota.

Arizona

The state has 3.6 million voters, with 150,000 more registered Republicans than Democrats, according to the latest figures. It has competitive House races and a tight Senate race, where the polling average from RealClearPolitics.com places Democrat Kyrsten Sinema 0.3 percent ahead of Republican Martha McSally. If half of Arizonas registered voters end up casting a ballot in Novembera reasonable estimate in whats forecast to be a record yearthat means every 18,000 votes are 1 percent of the popular vote. That scenario translates into about a 5,400-vote lead by Sinema.

Whats Arizonas data suppression ploy? Its motor vehicle agency is not forwarding change of addresses for...

01:20

Almost 50% Of Jobs Will Be Gone Within 25 Years, Oxford University Predicts "IndyWatch Feed World"

With AI and robotics, in general, getting more and more advanced the number of available jobs in this world will not be rising anytime soon. One Oxford study actually estimates that around 47% of all jobs could be automated within the next 20 years or so.

While so far most of the jobs being affected are those of the manufacturing variety, other areas will also see an impact as time passes. With things like self-driving cars and so much more coming forth in the world the need for a human workforce is dying. As time goes by these numbers will dwindle.

The conclusion of this study goes as follows:

While computerization has been historically confined to routine tasks involving explicit rule-based activities (Autor, et al., 2003; Goos, et al., 2009; Autor and Dorn, 2013), algorithms for big data are now rapidly entering domains reliant upon pattern recognition and can readily substitute for labor in a wide range of non-routine cognitive tasks (Brynjolfsson and McAfee, 2011; MGI, 2013). In addition, advanced robots are gaining enhanced senses and dexterity, allowing them to perform a broader scope of manual tasks (IFR, 2012b; Robotics-VO, 2013; MGI, 2013). This is likely to change the nature of work across industries and occupations.

In this paper, we ask the question: how susceptible are current jobs to these technological developments? To assess this, we implement a novel methodology to estimate the probability of computerization for 702 detailed occupations. Based on these estimates, we examine expected impacts of future computerization on labor market outcomes, with the primary objective of analyzing the number of jobs at risk and the relationship between an occupations probability of computerization, wages, and educational attainment.

We distinguish between high, medium and low-risk occupations, depending on their probability of computerization. We make no attempt to estimate the number of jobs that will actually be automated, and focus on potential job automatability over some unspecified number of years. According to our estimates around 47 percent of total US employment is in the high-risk category. We refer to these as jobs at risk i.e. jobs we expect could be automated relatively soon, perhaps over the next decade or two.

Our model predicts that most workers in transportation and logistics occupations, together with the bulk of office and administrative support workers, and labor in production occupations, are at risk. These findings are consistent with recent technological developments documen...

01:19

What The Taurus Full Moon Means For You, According To Your Zodiac Sign "IndyWatch Feed World"

The full moon coming up on October 24th is going to mean something different for all of us. While some of us will be finding love others will be going through hell.

Below I am going to go over what you should expect from this full moon in Taurus. While it is going to bring about a lot of change most of those changes are quite unexpected. The unknown can be far scarier than we tend to realize.

Aries

This full moon is going to have you quick to anger and that might be a really bad thing. You will be both excited about what is to come and confused. You will really be picking apart your relationships in the coming weeks.

Taurus

This full moon will have you working hard to find balance and bring back the excitement within your current romantic situation. You are going to be focusing on the things you normally would not and really paying attention to the small stuff. This moon will work wonders in the world of love for you.

Gemini

This full moon isnt going to do much for you. You already have too much on your plate to really make room for more energy. Chances are it will annoy you more than anything. This full moon might slow you down a bit but it wont throw you off your game. If you want to take a moment to relax it would be a perfect time.

Cancer

This full moon might be more than enough to blind you for a little while. It will push you towards something you think is going to change everything for you. Try not to become too caught up in this, it might not turn out in the way you expect it to.

Leo

This full moon will have you feeling very out of place. While you normally spend your time having others obsess over you, it is the opposite right now. Someone has caught your eye and are proving to be much more complicated than you thought they would be to get close to. Now is your chance.

Virgo

This full moon will give you motivation but it wont do much more than that. You might find yourself a bit more eager to learn and open to travel but those things are small when compared to some. That being said, perhaps it is a good thing you still get to chill out for a bit, youve been very stressed lately.

Libra

This full moon will offer you something you cannot turn away from. During this time listen to your higher self and allow your energies to strengthen. Using this time to recharge will be much wiser than you could have ever thought it would be in the months to come.

Scorpio

This full moon is a chance for you to reset your soul. While you will want to spend your time obsessing over ot...

01:15

Pressure Turns to Mexico as Migrant Caravan Heads for Border "IndyWatch Feed World"

GUATEMALA CITY As some 3,000 Hondurans made their way through Guatemala, attention turned to Mexico, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to close the U.S.-Mexico border if authorities there fail to stop them a nearly unthinkable move that would disrupt hundreds of thousands of legal freight, vehicle and pedestrian crossings each day.

With less than three weeks before the Nov. 6 midterm elections, Trump seized on the migrant caravan to make border security a political issue and energize his Republican base.

I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER! Trump tweeted, adding that he blamed Democrats for what he called weak laws!

The threat followed another one earlier this week to cut off aid to Central American countries if the migrants werent stopped. Trump made a similar vow over another large migrant caravan in April, but didnt follow through and it largely petered out in Mexico.

On Thursday, Mexico dispatched additional police to its southern border after the Casa del Migrante shelter on the Guatemalan side of the border reported that hundreds of Hondurans had already arrived there.

Mexican officials said the Hondurans would not be allowed to enter as a group and would either have to show a passport and visa something few have or apply individually for refugee status, a process that can mean waiting for up to 90 days for approval. They also said migrants caught without papers would be deported.

Marcelo Ebrard, who is set to become foreign relations secretary when President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador takes office Dec. 1, said Trumps tweets need to be understood in the context of the upcoming U.S. midterm elections.

The electoral process is very near, so he is making a political calculation, Ebrard said in an interview with Radio Centro.

Trumps stance, he said, was what he has always presented, adding he saw nothing surprising in it.

Still, the idea that Mexico could close its porous southern border or that the United States would choke off the lucrative trade and other traffic between the two nations strained the imagination.

There would be huge economic impacts for both the United States and Mexico but limited effect on illegal immigration, said Andrew Selee, president of the Migration Policy Institute.

The president certainly can slow down crossing at legal border crossings where about a million people cross each day. That would really hurt legal transit between the two countries and manufacturing and trade, which would affect American workers, Selee said. But it would have much less impact on illegal border crossings...

01:02

Trump Concedes Khashoggi Likely Dead, Threatens Consequences "IndyWatch Feed World"

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump acknowledged Thursday it certainly looks as though missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and he threatened very severe consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered him. His warning came as the administration toughened its response to a disappearance that has sparked global outrage.

Before Trump spoke, the administration announced that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had pulled out of a major upcoming Saudi investment conference and a U.S. official said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had warned the Saudi crown prince that his credibility as a future leader is at stake.

Pompeo said the Saudis should be given a few more days to finish and make public a credible investigation before the U.S. decides how or if to respond. Trumps comments, however, signaled an urgency in completing the probe into the disappearance of the journalist, last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.

The messaging underscored the administrations concern about the effect the case could have on relations with a close and valuable strategic partner. Increasingly upset U.S. lawmakers are condemning the Saudis and questioning the seriousness with which Trump and his top aides are taking the matter, while Trump has emphasized the billions of dollars in weapons the Saudis purchase from the United States.

Turkish reports say Khashoggi, who had written columns critical of the Saudi government for The Washington Post over the past year while he lived in self-imposed exile in the U.S., was killed and dismembered inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul by members of an assassination squad with ties to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The Saudis have dismissed those reports as baseless but have yet to explain what happened to the writer.

Trump, who has insisted that more facts must be known before making assumptions, did not say on what he based his latest statement about the writers likely demise.

Asked if Khashoggi was dead, he said, It certainly looks that way. Very sad.

Asked what consequence Saudi leaders would face if they are found to be responsible, he replied: It will have to be very severe. Its bad, bad stuff. But well see what happens.

Vice President Mike Pence said earlier in Colorado that the world deserves answers about what happened to Khashoggi, and those who are responsible need to be held to account.

In Istanbul, a leaked surveillance photo showed a man who has been a member of the crown princes entourage during trips abroad walking into the Saudi Consulate just before Khashoggi vanished there timing that drew the kingdoms heir-apparent closer to the columnists apparent demise.

Turkish officials say Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb flew in...

00:31

Here's what climate scientist James Hansen would have said in the Valve Turner trial "IndyWatch Feed World"

When the Valve Turners were acquitted, ex-NASA scientist James Hansen lost his chance to talk about climate change in court. He published his testimony anyway.

00:20

Lawsuit: Facebook Used Faulty Data to Convince Publishers to Go All In on Video "IndyWatch Feed World"

In 2016 and 2017, media companies were convinced video content was the wave of the future. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told BuzzFeed News, Were entering this new golden age of video. Facebooks vice president for Europe, Nicola Mendelsohn, concurred, telling a panel at a Fortune conference in 2016: Were seeing a massive increase, as Ive said, on both pictures and video. So I think, yeah, if I was having a bet, I would say: Video, video, video.

Companies acted accordingly. Barely two years after hiring multiple writers and editors to focus on long-form written content, MTV News laid off many of those much-heralded staffers, saying that while it was proud of its long-form content, the company was shifting resources into short-form video content more in line with young peoples media consumption habits. Outlets like Mic.com and others followed, hoping that video content was a magic bullet for lifting flagging page views and revenue.

A new lawsuit filed this week by a group of advertisers in California, however, claims that Facebook knew for years that its data on video was faulty, and, as Laura Hazard Owen reports in NiemanLab, [the lawsuit] argues that Facebook had known about the discrepancy for at least a yearand behaved fraudulently by failing to disclose it.

Owen reports that the signs were there even before the layoffs, and quotes a Wall Street Journal piece from 2016 that said Facebook vastly overestimated average viewing time for video ads on its platform for two years by as much as 60 to 80 percent.

Facebook, Owen notes, apologized in a blog post: As soon as we discovered the discrepancy, we fixed it.

Owen read the lawsuit to attempt to determine whether people working in news organizations were fired based on faulty data provided by a giant platform that publishers believed they could trust.

She writes that [t]he lawsuit alleges that Facebook engineers knew for over a year that the companys metrics were overstating the average time its users spent watching paid video advertisements, and that multiple advertisers had reported aberrant results caused by the miscalculation (such as 100% watch times for their video ads.

The suit alleges, Owens goes on to explain, that there was a long lag between the time that the engineers realized the metrics were faulty and the time tha...

Thursday, 18 October

23:57

Google Is Aiding Chinas War On Muslim Uighurs And Its Citizens "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Aaron Kesel China has introduced what it calls re-education camps for Muslims and other dissident citizens, and Google is helping China to suppress freedom...

23:55

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Analysis Theology Chat & Esoteric Elements Jay Dyer "IndyWatch Feed World"

Watch Jay Dyer plays Tomb Raider and Yucks it UP! from jaydyer007 on www.twitch.tv

Many people have requested analyses of games over the years, but for a long time I didnt see the proper venue for doing that, as videos take a long time to produce.  Now that streaming is popular, the process is much easier.  Since we are in a time of censorship, I also want to branch out to have more options to live stream and Twitch works very well.

In this long chat we cover a lot of ground, mainly focusing on theology and esoteric elements of the game and in general, as well as laid back jokes and commentary.   The conversation contains adult themes and topics.  This also does not mean I am transitioning into a gamer, its merely a side venue for reaching a new audience and having a backup.  Many enjoy this kind of format, too, and video games have long been ripe for esoteric analysis.  If you want to join me, follow my Twitch Channel and look for notifications of going live.

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23:55

Why You Need to Forget Positivity, Keep Your Ego and Embrace Your Darkness "IndyWatch Feed World"

October 19th, 2018 By Mateo Sol Guest writer for Wake Up World There is one great pitfall that we are all at risk of experiencing on our journey of self-transformation through life. This pitfall is essentially our tendency to ignore the entirety of what it means to be a human being. In other words, it can be very easy for []

23:42

23:35

NPC Nuclear Meme, Social Engineering, Geopolitics Run Down: Boiler Room Live at 9PM EST "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Boiler Room crew gathers to discuss the news and latest events. Alternate Current Radio Presents: BOILER ROOM Uninterruptible Talk Radio on ACR

This episode explores the social media meme sensation called NPC (Non Player Character) that has the Social Justice Warriors, Silicon Valley companies, mass media cartels and progressives feeling dehumanized. The gang is also discussing the massive YouTube outtage, the rebooting and updating of the world wide DNS servers, Trump vs. Stormy Daniels and the creepy porn lawyer, Marxist college professors giving extra credit to students for attending a political rally on campus, female high school students ruining a male pupils reputation with fake allegations of sexual misconduct because they didnt like him, MK-Ultra in the 21st century, big pharma and its place near the top of the pyramid, left wing democrat operatives encouraging assault and violence against republicans, the unconfirmed/unresolved narrative of the alleged killing of journalist and former Saudi insider Jamal Khashoggi and much more!

Join Hesher, Spore, Infidel Pharaoh, Jay Dyer and Daniel Spaulding for this gathering of the media maniacs in the Social Rejects Club on Alternate Current Radio.

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23:27

"All Government..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

All government, in its essence, is a conspiracy against the superior man: its one permanent object is to oppress him and cripple him. If it be aristocratic in organization, then it seeks to protect the man who is superior only in law against the man who is superior in fact; if it be democratic, then it seeks to protect the man who is inferior in every way against both. One of its primary functions is to regiment men by force, to make them as much alike as possible and as dependent upon one another as possible, to search out and combat originality among them. All it can see in an original idea is potential change, and hence an invasion of its prerogatives. The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And even if he is not romantic personally he is very apt to spread discontent among those who are.
- H. L. Mencken

23:17

"The Foxes Are in Charge of The Swamp" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"The Foxes Are in Charge of The Swamp"
by Bill Bonner

HAMILTON, BERMUDA "Hmmm The plot thickens. The Trump team came into office with what might have been a historic opportunity to drain the Swamp and take the feds down a peg. Mr. Trump even said he would eliminate the national debt in eight years. Instead, he teamed up with Democrats to crash through the debt ceiling, gave the big spenders at the Pentagon even more money, cut taxes, and made the Swamp even deeper.

Predictably, tax revenues declined and the deficit rose. And the national debt went up by more than $1 trillion over the last 12 months. From The New York Times: "Personal tax receipts are up on their own, but corporate tax receipts are down by about a third from a year ago. That overall drop looks worse when you consider inflation. A dollar today buys about 2 percent less than it did a year ago, according to the inflation index used by the Federal Reserve to set monetary policy. So the government brought in slightly less money year over year, and that money was worth less than the equivalent amount a year ago"

Get Rid of the Fat: And now what to do? Reuters is on the story: "U.S. President Donald Trump, faced with a budget deficit at a six-year high, on Wednesday told his Cabinet to come up with proposals to cut spending by their agencies by 5 percent, but he suggested the military would be largely spared. Id like you all to come back with a 5 percent cut, Trump...

23:03

'Shocked' federal judge says State Department provided 'clearly false' statements to frustrate requests for Clinton docs "IndyWatch Feed World"

In a combative exchange at a hearing Friday in Washington, D.C., a federal judge unabashedly accused career State Department officials of lying and signing "clearly false" affidavits to derail a series of lawsuits seeking information about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email server and her handling of the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth also said he was "shocked" and "dumbfounded" when he learned that FBI had granted immunity to former Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills during its investigation into the use of Clinton's server, according to a court transcript of his remarks. "I had myself found that Cheryl Mills had committed perjury and lied under oath in a published opinion I had issued in a Judicial Watch case where I found her unworthy of belief, and I was quite shocked to find out she had been given immunity in - by the Justice Department in the Hillary Clinton email case," Lamberth...

22:57

Rank cynicism: Australian government dangled Jerusalem embassy move because it needs Jewish votes in crucial by-election "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dearest subjects of Her Majesty's Crumbling English empire: be warned! One of your brethren realms - namely, the Federation of Australia - is sliding away from the beloved civilising influence of Westminster, and is headed for utter chaos! On saturday 20th October, a by-election in the Sydney electoral division of Wentworth, the seat of former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, will decide the fate of current caretaker prime minister Scott Morrison (affectionately, and not-so-affectionately, known as 'ScoMo'), whose Liberal-National Party coalition government is barely hanging on. With a single-seat majority in the House of Representatives, a failure to retain this critical piece of furniture will see the current parliament well and truly hung, thus opening the door to a (gasp!) Labour government. But never fear; loyalists have mobilised all available reinforcements to prevent such a disastrous outcome! The by-election conveniently falls on the same day that English-American royal...

22:57

Democratic Socialist Jovanka Beckles Could Upset Buffy the Bernie Slayer' Wicks in CA "IndyWatch Feed World"

When democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won the June 26 Democratic primary for New York's 14th Congressional District, her election made national news, launching her into the spotlight as the new standard bearer for the Left in the electoral arena. Since that victory, other open democratic socialists have won primaries across the country, including Rashida Tlaib in Michigan, Sarah Smith in Washington and Julia Salazar in New York City. This new class of left challengers may [...]

22:54

Congressman Asks Gas Industry to Join Him as 3 Percenters,' Fails to Mention Movement's Ties to White Supremacists "IndyWatch Feed World"

Read time: 9 minsCongressman Clay Higgins of Louisiana arrived at this year's Expanding Global Gas Infrastructure seminar with a message. Welcome to the war for the future of our planet, Higgins said to the gathered officials from liquefied natural gas (LNG) firms and other fossil fuel companies. My role as your representative is to be not just your ally, Higgins added, but your warrior. Please allow the service of my office to represent the point of the spear that you [...]

22:48

Dinosaur age predatory fish discovery "IndyWatch Feed World"

This image shows a new piranha-like fish from Jurassic seas with sharp, pointed teeth that probably fed on the fins of other fishes. From the time of dinosaurs and from the same deposits that contained Archaeopteryx, scientists recovered both this flesh-tearing fish and its scarred prey. Credit: M. Ebert and T. Nohl

From ScienceDaily:

150-million-year old, piranha-like specimen is earliest known flesh-eating fish

October 18, 2018

Researchers reporting in Current Biology on October 18 have described a remarkable new species of fish that lived in the sea about 150 million years ago in the time of the dinosaurs. The new species of bony fish had teeth like a piranha, which the researchers suggest they used as piranhas do: to bite off chunks of flesh from other fish.

As further support for that notion, the researchers also found the victims: other fish that had apparently been nibbled on in the same limestone deposits in South Germany (the quarry of Ettling in the Solnhofen region) where this piranha-like fish was found.

We have other fish from the same locality with chunks missing from their fins, says David Bellwood of James Cook University, Australia. This is an amazing parallel with modern piranhas, which feed predominantly not on flesh but the fins of other fishes. Its a remarkably smart move as fins regrow, a neat renewable resource. Feed on a fish and it is dead; nibble its fins and you have food for the future.

The newly described fish is part of the world famous collections in the Jura-Museum in Eichsttt. It comes from the same limestone deposits that contained Archaeopteryx.

Careful study of the fossilized specimens well-preserved jaws revealed long, pointed teeth on the...

22:43

Democratic operative for Soros-funded group arrested after attacking Republican campaign manager in Nevada "IndyWatch Feed World"

Thank you Eric Holder and Maxine Waters. Wilfred Michael Stark III, 50, a Democrat operative funded by George Soros, was arrested Tuesday after a Nevada Republican campaign manager accused him of grabbing her arm and refusing to let go. Kristin Davison, the female victim said she was "terrified and traumatized" after Mr. Stark manhandled her and left bruises on her body, including on her neck and arms.

22:28

Canada brings Venezuela to International Criminal Court "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: ...

22:27

Suspect In Khashoggi Murder Dies In Suspicious Car Accident In Saudi Arabia "IndyWatch Feed World"

One of the suspects involved in the disappearance and alleged torture and murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, has died in a suspicious car accident in the Saudi capital Riyadh according to Turkish media. The [...]

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22:26

Tin Foil Hat With Sam Tripoli #132: Esoteric Hollywood 2: The Occult Jay Dyer and Allison Weber "IndyWatch Feed World"

Thank you so much for coming for tuning in for another special episode of Tin Foil Hat with Sam Tripoli. This episode is brought to you by the Ridge Wallet and RigidWallet.com (I had to record the read in a hallway so sorry it sounds so tingy!). Today we welcome author expert Jay Dyer and comedian Allison Weber to discuss the world of Hollywood. Sams podcast is here and check out his great videos here.

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22:24

Expecting an asteroid? Proposed budget for NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office suddenly increased three-fold "IndyWatch Feed World"

It didn't make many national headlines, but the proposed budget for NASA's "Planetary Defense Coordination Office" was just increased by 90 million dollars. At a time when our national budget is already stretched to the max, this seems like an odd thing to be spending so much money on. As you will see below, the "Planetary Defense Coordination Office" is only two years old, and it is in charge of tracking threats posed by near-Earth objects such as asteroids. Needless to say, if a giant asteroid suddenly hit our planet it would be the greatest catastrophe in modern times and for those of us that survived our lives would be radically different from then on. So the threat is real, but in recent years NASA has assured the public that there are no imminent threats. Has that now changed? This is a subject that I am particularly interested in, and so a Politico article about "NASA's asteroid defense program" definitely caught my eye... The Trump administration has proposed increasing the...

22:23

Snow arrives in South Korea's mountainous region 16 days earlier than last year "IndyWatch Feed World"

South Korea's northeastern mountainous region observed the first snowfall of the season on Thursday, with a torrential rain warning issued for parts of the east coast, the Gangwon Local Meteorological Administration said. Four centimeters of snow had accumulated by 9:00 a.m. in most parts of the high mountainous region, and snow accumulation of 7 centimeters was observed on the peaks of Mount Seorak in Yangyang in South Korea's northeastern province of Gangwon as of 9:30 a.m. The snowfall came 16 days earlier than last year, according to the administration.

22:19

Democratic incivility: GOP candidates assaulted as calls for violence against Republicans continue "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Minnesota Democratic Party has suspended a spokesman for calling for violence against Republicans even as two GOP candidates have been assaulted in suspected politically motivated attacks. The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party has suspended communications staffer William Davis for one week without pay after making a Facebook post joking that Democrats would "bring [Republicans] to the guillotine" on Nov. 7, the day after the midterm elections. Minnesota Republican Party chairman Jennifer Carnahan said the suspension was not enough, calling for his immediate firing in the aftermath of separate attacks against Republican candidates. She said she has been subjected to numerous death threats during her tenure as the state party leader and that death threats are no laughing matter. "The overt hatred and violence that has become prevalent from many Democrats towards Republicans in recent times is unlawful, unacceptable, and downright scary," she said in an email. "Yes, we have free...

22:08

What the Mainstream Media Arent Telling You About Jamal Khashoggi "IndyWatch Feed World"

What follows is a conversation between Professor As`ad AbuKhalil and Sharmini Peries of the Real News Network. Read a transcript of their conversation below or watch the video at the bottom of the post.

SHARMINI PERIES: Its the Real News Network. Im Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore.

We are just learning that Saudi Arabia will admit that it had something to do with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and that he was killed in a botched up interrogation. Apparently, the plan was to interrogate and then abduct him from Turkey. CNN is reporting that the Saudis claim that the operation took place without clearance and transparency, and that those involved will be held responsible. Well, who is responsible? This was a rather quick investigation on the part of the Saudi investigative team that arrived in Istanbul only on the weekend. How did they so quickly come to such a conclusion? It appears that Saudis want this dealt with quickly, perhaps a part of their damage control plan.

This is now an opportunity for us here at The Real News to look further into Jamal Khashoggi. Who is he, who does he represent, why was he murdered? Our next guest writes: 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. With me is Asad AbuKhalil. Hes a professor of political science at California State University. Hes the author of Bin Laden, Islam & Americas New War on Terrorism and The Battle for Saudi Arabia. He also runs a popular blog, titled The Angry Arab News Service. Asad, good to have you with us.

ASAD ABUKHALIL: Thank you for inviting me.

SHARMINI PERIES: All right, Asad. Lets start off with you telling us about Jamal Khashoggi, and what he stood for as far as journalism and ethics of journalism is concerned.

ASAD ABUKHALIL: Well, I mean, hes close to my age, so his name has been familiar to me since my early youthful days back in Lebanon. And in our progressive left-wing Marxist circles, he was always a symbol of reactionary advocacy on behalf of the Saudi regime and militant Salafi Islam. Thats what he stood for. The picture that is being painted in mainstream Western media is totally unrecognizable for anybody who bothers to read Arabic. Unfortunately, all the people who are commenting about the issue and commenting even about his record of journalism, so to speak, are people who have never read anything except in the Washington Post.

You cannot judge this mans entire decades-long career of journalism by reading the English-language, edite...

22:07

Trump-Bashing Puerto Rico Mayor Facing Corruption Charges After FBI Raid "IndyWatch Feed World"

FBI agents have raided the offices of San Juan Mayor Carmen Yuln Cruz, analyzing every document, bill, email for evidence of corruption within the citys government by the Trump-bashing official. A series of raids on government offices in [...]

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22:06

Putin at Valdai: Russia to use nukes only if strike launched on its territory first, and other remarks "IndyWatch Feed World"

Speaking at the annual Valdai Discussion Club meeting in Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin has touched upon a wide array of issues, including the ongoing war in Syria, nuclear weapons, defense policy and bilateral relations with the US, China and Japan. Daesh Took 700 Hostages in US-Controlled Area in Syria "We now see what is happening on the left bank of the Euphrates River, our colleagues know that. This territory is under the protection of our American partners, they rely there on the Kurdish armed forces. But they obviously did not work it through, members of Daesh remained in several settlements," Putin said at the annual Valdai Discussion Club meeting in Sochi.

22:06

Monsanto and Bayer Are Moving To Create a Marijuana Monopoly "IndyWatch Feed World"

Two major companies, Monsanto and Bayer, have recently joined forces and seem to be plotting to take over the cannabis industry, creating a monopoly in the lucrative marijuana market. Monsanto, an agricultural company that has [...]

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22:02

Democrat Mayor Arrested for Embezzling $230K Refuses To Step Down "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Democrat mayor, who was arrested last week for embezzling $230,000 and spending it on designer clothes, jewelry, casinos and adult entertainment, has refused to step down from his position. Mayor Jasiel Correia, who was charged [...]

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21:56

BEST OF THE WEB: Neelam Makhija: Wrongly Accused of Being an Indian Guru by Secular French Government Fanatics "IndyWatch Feed World"

Retired Indo-Canadian engineer, Neelam Makhija, 71, spent two months in prison and was held against his will in France for two and a half years. His crime? Being a friend of a coach who hosted, once a year, meditation seminars. Despite his acknowledged innocence before the court, he cannot obtain compensation (financial or moral) for the way he was treated by the French state.

21:48

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Murdered, Body Dismembered In Saudi Consulate In Istanbul "IndyWatch Feed World"

According to Turkish security sources, missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was dismembered with a bone saw while he was still alive in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. Both Turkish and Western media have published leaked [...]

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21:48

KARMA! Bankruptcy Judge Issues Restraining Order Against Avenatti "IndyWatch Feed World"

Michael Avenatti is having a very bad week. Not only has he lost his clients case against President Trump, but now he has been hit with a restraining order because he owes millions of dollars [...]

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21:46

Already on campaign trail? Haley spoke to secretive neocon group a week before resigning UN post "IndyWatch Feed World"

A week before leaving the Trump administration, Nikki Haley spoke to the neocon group - Council for National Policy - lending weight to the prospect of a 2020 candidacy while touting her record as a warmonger's warmonger. The secretive, heavily evangelical CNP has developed a reputation for anointing Republican presidents. Donald Trump and George W. Bush both spoke in front of the CNP before setting out on the campaign trail, and Trump appointed several members to his cabinet in gratitude, including Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway. Haley revealed that, while she began 2016 as a never-Trumper, a job offer from Trump's Chief of Staff Reince Priebus was all she needed to convert to a disciple of the Donald. Mercifully, she turned down that first offer, admitting she was completely underqualified to be secretary of state. She had no such qualms about becoming ambassador to the UN, however, even though she told Trump at the time, "Honestly, I don't even know what the UN does."

21:43

EU leaders worried about Italys budget "IndyWatch Feed World"

Concerns over Italys budget spending adding to the massive debt of the eurozones third largest economy could hamper efforts to reform the framework of the EUs single currency, Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte warned his Italian counterpart on the sidelines of the EU summit on Thursday (18 October).

EU leaders discussed eurozone reforms and the Italian draft budget at their summit in Brussels, with concerns on the rise over the planned budget boost by Romes populist coalition government.

Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte held bilateral meetings with the Dutch, German and French leaders.

Rutte, who has been increasingly leading a group of fiscally-conservative eurozone countries, said that the expected higher deficit was not helpful in the context of the debate about the future of the euro.

[This debate] does not become any easier when such a large member state appears not to stick to the agreements from the stability and growth pact, the Dutch leader warned.

During the meeting with EU leaders, Conte focused his speech on Italian reforms.

German chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters after the meeting that Conte briefed her on reforms, from the fight against corruption to the transparent digital structure of public administration, but that on the budget, Italy needs to engage in a positive dialogue with the EU commission.

Echoing Merkel, Rutte said reforms were always good, but that implementing them did not give a state an excuse to increase its deficit beyond what was agreed in the stability and growth pact.

Dangerous debt

EU officials have already been warning Italy over its planned 2019 budget, which is expected to increase the countrys debt, which currently stands at 133 percent of its GDP and which is the second biggest in the eurozone after Greece. The EU ceiling is 60 percent.

The EU criticism came after Italys populist government, a coalition of the Five Star Movement and League parties, set the 2019 deficit target at 2.4 percent, which spooked investors. The previous government promised to keep the deficit at 0.8 percent next year.

All over-indebtedness is dangerous in my opinion, Austrian prime minister Sebastian Kurz said at the EU summit.

The EU commission has the task of checking if budget plans stick to EU rules.

Conte said on arrival at the EU summit that the budget plans boost welfare spending, cut the retirement age and hike the deficit, and acknowledged they were unlikely to please the commission.

Euro commissioner Pierre Moscovici was in Rome on Thursday to hand a letter raising concerns over the...

21:43

Saudi Arabia Transfers $100,000,000 to the US as Khashoggi Crisis Deepens "IndyWatch Feed World"

When US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo flew into Riyadh to discuss the disappearance and likely death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia transferred $100m to the State Department for US efforts against the Islamic State (IS) group, the New York Times reported late Tuesday.

While the funding was approved earlier in the summer, critics have viewed the timing of the transfer payment with suspicion.

The timing of this is no coincidence, a US official told the New York Times.

The US State Department envoy for the anti-IS coalition said in a statement on Wednesday that they expected the contribution to be finalised in the fall time frame.

The specific transfer of funds has been long in process and has nothing to do with other events or the secretarys visit, envoy Brett McGurk said.

The White House has not seemed alarmed amid a barrage of questions about Khashoggis disappearance, what Saudi officials know about it and its close ties to Saudi rulers and the countrys powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, in particular.

US President Donald Trump has called for people to give the Saudis the benefit of the doubt, stressing Washingtons business and geopolitical interests in staying close to Riyadh.

Trump tweeted that he spoke to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who totally denied any knowledge of what took place in Istanbul. Trump said MBS told him that he has already started, and will rapidly expand, a full and complete investigation into this matter.

After Pompeos meetings with the king and crown prince on Tuesday, Pompeo said Saudi Arabia has committed to conducting a full investigation.

Asked whether they said Khashoggi was alive or dead, Pompeo said: They didnt talk about any of the facts.

However, various members of the US Congress have been among those expressing outrage over what may have happened to the Washington Post columnist.

We need answers; were not getting them, Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Dingell told Middle East Eye on Wednesday.

Leading members on the Senates Foreign Affairs Committee have also triggered the Magnitsky Act, a US human rights law that compels the president to order an investigation into possible abuses. The law gives Trump 120 days to issue a report on the findings and impose appropriate measures.

Saudi officials have strongly denied any involvement in Khashoggis disappearance and say that he left the consulate soon after arriving. However, they have not presented any evidence to corroborate their claim and say that video cameras at the consulate were not recording at the time.

By...

21:43

Early Ballots Show Huge Red Wave Coming; Republican Numbers Greater Than 2016 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Early ballots show a massive surge in voting in favor of Republicans, making a huge red wave this November extremely likely.  After the shambolic Kavanaugh hearings, the mood with ordinary Americans has significantly shifted against [...]

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21:39

The morphing of the U.S. into the U.S.S.A. - the United States of Soviet America "IndyWatch Feed World"

We are experiencing an ever-increasing level of surveillance over the citizenry, government censorship and closed-door policies, control and manipulation of the media, and a "hardline" shift of all institutions to the left. The institutions I'm referring to specifically are the educational system (better termed a system of indoctrination), the courts, the religious institutions...every one of them are all "leaning" toward (if not striving toward) full blown socialism. Let us recall a key quote: "The goal of Socialism is Communism." - Lenin Just as recently as Tuesday, 10/2/18, we have this stunning announcement as quoted by the Washington Examiner by none other than the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Here's the excerpt: Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen warned Tuesday the public should steer clear of Russian-owned entities that pose as legitimate news outlets. "I encourage everybody, if you are reading something ... and it suddenly takes you to RT and...

21:38

Capitol Hill: Glenn Simpson, Fusion GPS, pleads the 5th on dossier questions "IndyWatch Feed World"

Glenn Simpson - the co-founder of the Fusion GPS research group that commissioned the unverified, Democrat-funded anti-Trump dossier - on Tuesday invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to testify during an appearance before the House Judiciary Committee. On Capitol Hill, Simpson declined to answer multiple shouted questions from Fox News about his refusal to testify as he arrived to the committee room. But Simpson's lawyer, Joshua Levy, on Tuesday took aim at Republican lawmakers for compelling him to appear. "This committee would make Sen. Joseph McCarthy proud," Levy said. "Like Sen. McCarthy, this committee has largely conducted its business through secret, confidential interviews and depositions, binding witnesses and their counsels into silence while the members walk outside to all of you the media with public and selectively leaked interviews to tell you what they want you to hear."

21:38

Byron York: Republicans irate as Rosenstein talks to the press, not to Congress "IndyWatch Feed World"

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein doesn't give many press interviews. But he did, on Wednesday, invite a Wall Street Journal reporter to the Justice Department for what the Journal called an "expansive" conversation. Rosenstein talked about the Robert Mueller Trump-Russia special counsel investigation, calling it "appropriate and independent." He stressed that he serves at the pleasure of the president. He said he tries to avoid media speculation about both the investigation and his job. Rosenstein had time to discuss a lot of things. One thing apparently not mentioned in the interview was the fact that, at that very moment, Rosenstein was putting off appearing before the House Judiciary-Oversight task force that wants to question him, not just about the Trump-Russia investigation, but about reports that he last year suggested wearing a wire to secretly record President Trump in the White House and that he also discussed invoking the 25th Amendment in an effort to remove the...

21:37

'Sawed alive?' Gruesome 'taped' details of Khashoggi's alleged murder surface "IndyWatch Feed World"

After a Turkish daily said it obtained a recording from the Saudi consulate in Istanbul related to journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a London-based outlet published an ultra-graphic description of his alleged murder and dismemberment. A three-minute audio recording of Khashoggi's said to reveal what happened to him at the Saudi consulate has been leaked to the Turkish daily Sabah, but the paper has yet to release it. It is said to have been recorded by the journalist's Apple Watch. But the London-based Middle East Eye claims to know what's on the tape citing a source. It alleges the journalist was dragged into a study, where he was dismembered with a bone saw while he was still alive. The source also cites alleged witnesses hearing harrowing screams which only stopped, according to the claims, when the journalist was drugged with an unknown substance.

21:37

US-backed ISIS in Syria's Al-Tanf region charging refugees to leave, recruiting others "IndyWatch Feed World"

Tens of civilians have returned to the regions that are under the Syrian Army's control after paying a hefty amount of money to be allowed to leave a US-run refugee camp in al-Tanf in Southern Homs, well-informed sources reported on Tuesday. The Arabic-language website of Sputnik quoted the sources as reporting that tens of refugees in al-Rukban camp that is near the US-run al-Tanf base at the border with Iraq have fled towards their villages and towns in Eastern Homs. It went on to say that the fleeing refugees have paid $2,000 to the US-backed militants to be allowed to leave the camp and move towards the army positions.

21:37

Saudi Arabia: Foul play? Suspected Khashoggi 'hit team member' dies in mysterious 'traffic accident' "IndyWatch Feed World"

A member of the 15-man team suspected in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has died in an accident back in Saudi Arabia, according to Turkish media, prompting suspicion of a cover up. Meshal Saad al-Bostani, a 31-year-old lieutenant in the Saudi Royal Air Force, is believed to have died in a 'suspicious car accident' in the Saudi capital Riyadh, sources told the Turkish Yeni Safak - the one that earlier covered the shocking details of the murder. A still taken from a Turkish police CCTV video, released by the Sabah newspaper, identified Bostani as he passed through Istanbul's Ataturk airport on October 2. He, along 14 other Saudi citizens allegedly arrived and left Turkey on the same day and are alleged by Turkish police to have tortured and murdered Khashoggi after he entered the Saudi consulate.

21:36

Report: Pompeo warns Saudis they have 72 hours to finish Khashoggi case probe or risk blowback "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mike Pompeo told Saudi Arabia's crown prince that he had 72 hours to finish his probe into the alleged murder of Jamal Khashoggi if he wanted to avoid tarnishing the kingdom's "place on the world stage," according to Axios. The Secretary of State met with Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh on Tuesday. According to Axios, Pompeo told Salman during their meeting that the Saudi leader needs to "own" the situation surrounding the alleged macabre murder of Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Pompeo also reportedly warned the crown prince that the timeline for dealing with the scandal is "limited" due to increasing global outrage.

21:36

Russian biologists alter DNA of human embryos to make them resilient to HIV "IndyWatch Feed World"

Russian biologists have made a major breakthrough after altering the DNA of human embryos to make them more resilient to HIV. A similar technique can be used on pregnant HIV-positive women to protect unborn babies. A newly released study claims human embryos can become more resistant to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) if they have their DNA hacked in just the right way. Molecular biologists in Moscow say removing a CCR5 receptor (a protein on the surface of white blood cells) from the cells of HIV-positive patients helps their immediate recovery. "Removing the CCR5 receptor or its modifications... have already shown promising results in treating the HIV infection," the study says. It adds that a similar technique can be used on pregnant HIV-positive women to protect their unborn children. CCR5 is the main receptor used by strains of HIV that are responsible for viral transmission.

21:36

Trump to call the military to close Mex border as arrival of migrant caravan is days away "IndyWatch Feed World"

President Donald Trump has threatened to call in the military to seal off the US' southern border with Mexico, unless Mexico takes action to halt a 'caravan' of migrants making its way to the US from Central America. In a series of tweets Thursday morning, Trump accused the governments of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador of allowing a large 'caravan' of migrants to proceed towards the US unchecked, and hit out at the Democratic party for opposing his own brand of tough border control. Trump also said that he "must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught - and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!"

21:36

Soros Operative Jailed For Assaulting GOP Staffer "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Soros-funded operative was arrested and jailed on Tuesday after attacking the female campaign manager for Nevada GOP gubernatorial nominee Adam Laxalt. Kristin Davison says she was violently attacked by a Democrat operative for American Bridge [...]

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21:35

Tories blast May for considering 'humiliating' Brexit delay; call for her to quit "IndyWatch Feed World"

Fuming Tory MPs have reacted angrily to Prime Minister Theresa May's admission that the UK could stay under EU rules "months" after Brexit - with some even telling her she needs to quit as leader over her handling of negotiations. On Thursday morning, May faced reporters after a night of discussions in Brussels with her fellow 27 EU leaders that were intended to try and break the current impasse on Brexit negotiations. She revealed one option that had emerged from last night's talks was an extension of the "implementation [or transition] period for a matter of months," in an effort to break the deadlock over the Irish border issue. The prospect of Brexit being further delayed, with a transition period running into 2021, and with it, potentially further UK payments of 15 billion going into the EU coffers, has infuriated Tory MPs. What will alarm the PM is that it's now not just hardline Brexiteers questioning her leadership. Tory Remainer Nick Boles, a former minister for skills...

21:35

A party's dishonor: The Clinton, Warren revelations "IndyWatch Feed World"

In a disastrous one-two punch leading up to the hotly contested midterms the Democratic party demonstrated - quite calamitously - how ill equipped they are toward reclaiming majority party status on Nov. 6. Take two of its top so-called "leaders" U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton. Both did more harm to their party in the past 72 hours than anything Trump has ever tweeted - even at 3 a.m. Warren, long haunted by her dubious claims of Native American ancestry, decided just three weeks out from the election to release a self commissioned DNA test that proved she's no more Native American than the average white American. You read that right. Pocohantas, as the president likes to call her, confirmed what voters with two eyes here in the Bay State have known all along - she's no Indian.

21:34

Letter to Moreno: Top Democrat pushes Ecuador to 'hand over' Julian Assange "IndyWatch Feed World"

WikiLeaks raised the alarm Wednesday after the top Democrat on the House Foreign Relations Committee sent a letter to Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno pushing him to "hand over" WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the "proper authorities." In a tweet, WikiLeaks complained that Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., sent the letter without a signature from the panel's GOP chairman and noted that it was done just weeks before the 2018 midterm elections. "NEW: Ahead of midterms, ranking Democrat, but not Republican, of House Foreign Relations Committee pressures Ecuador's president @Lenin to hand over @WikiLeaks' publisher @JulianAssange "A dangerous criminal and a threat to global security," the WikiLeaks Twitter account said.

21:34

Statement former OSCE Chair, Ukrainian chief diplomat: Russia has not invaded, no 'hybrid war' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, who is also the former OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Leonid Kozhara, has come forward and made a major public declaration which will have profound effects on the historical record and how EU officials will be required to treat the conflict in Ukraine, and the necessity of fulfilling the Minsk II Agreement. Kozhara's statements bring the EU back to the foundational framework of the Normandy Quartet, and away from US interference, which experts agree has been the major factor in the inability of Kiev to create a lasting peace on those terms. Kozhara - whose record ranging from his tenure leading the OSCE and as Ukraine's chief diplomat is impeccable - is clear: from the point of view of international law, the conflict in the east of the country is not international, the concept of "hybrid warfare" must be abandoned, and the Ukrainian government is responsible for non-compliance with the Minsk agreements. Inarguably, in effect Kozhara is...

21:33

US-led coalition F-15 jets bomb Kurdish forces fighting ISIS, leaving 6 dead "IndyWatch Feed World"

Two US-led coalition aircraft have bombed Syrian Kurdish forces, disrupting their offensive on Islamic State terrorists, RIA news agency reports. The diplomatic source has called out US' "lack of coordination and professionalism." Two US-led coalition's F-15 fighter jets have mistakenly targeted Kurdish units amid their offensive on the remaining forces of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists in Syria, RIA reported, citing a "military and diplomatic source." It said six people were killed and 15 injured on the Kurdish side. The incident, which took place near the town of Hajin in the Syrian eastern Deir ez-Zor province, did not just disrupt the operation but also reportedly led to numerous defections in the ranks of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Even worse, the terrorists managed to seize some territories in the area, the source added.

21:33

Facial recognition street lights to be install in Singapore - For your healthcare benefits of course! "IndyWatch Feed World"

A recent Reuters article reveals that ST Engineering has been awarded $5.5 million to install facial recognition street lights in Singapore. ST's smart street lights come equipped with sensors, LED screens and covert cameras already installed. Incredibly, ST claims their spying street lights can bring "healthcare benefits to residents." Just like smart city projects everywhere, Singapore claims that spying street lights "are not built by the government but by all of us - citizens, companies, agencies." And just like Riverhead, New York who claimed that police surveillance drones will revitalize downtown, Singapore claims their spying street lights will "lead to meaningful and fulfilled lives."

Facial recognition street lights to be installed in Singapore - For your healthcare benefits of course! "IndyWatch Feed World"

A recent Reuters article reveals that ST Engineering has been awarded $5.5 million to install facial recognition street lights in Singapore. ST's smart street lights come equipped with sensors, LED screens and covert cameras already installed. Incredibly, ST claims their spying street lights can bring "healthcare benefits to residents." Just like smart city projects everywhere, Singapore claims that spying street lights "are not built by the government but by all of us - citizens, companies, agencies." And just like Riverhead, New York who claimed that police surveillance drones will revitalize downtown, Singapore claims their spying street lights will "lead to meaningful and fulfilled lives."

21:32

Senate candidates pour millions into their own competitive races "IndyWatch Feed World"

Its crunch time for Senate hopefuls, and in competitive races, wealthy candidates are reaching into their own wallets to gain a cash advantage.

Rick Scott (via Twitter)

Rick Scott leads the self-financing pack in his race to unseat Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.). Scott loaned himself a whopping $18 million in the third quarter, bringing his total self-contributions to nearly $39 million this cycle.

This level of self-financing hasnt been seen in a Senate race since 2012 when Linda McMahon now head of the Small Business Administration poured $49 million into her unsuccessful campaign for Chris Murphys Connecticut Senate seat. She spent $100 million between two campaigns for Senate in 2010 and 2012.

Scott, the current Governor of Florida, has self-funded more than 70 percent of his campaign, spending $52 million as of the most recent filing deadline. Hes getting support from New Republican PAC, which has spent $16.8 million opposing Nelson. While Scotts campaign is forbidden from coordinating with the Super PAC, the two are closely-tied.

Nelson, a three-term incumbent, raised $25 million through the first three quarters and has $8.5 million cash on hand. He and Scott are ...

21:32

Rant from a psycho "IndyWatch Feed World"

Psychopathy is traditionally a personality disorder characterized by persistent antisocial behavior, impaired empathy and remorse, and bold, disinhibited, and egotistical traits. It is sometimes considered synonymous with sociopathy.

and on a lighter note..

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21:31

RV/Intelligence Alert: "Heat" -- October 18, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Operation Disclosure

RV/INTELLIGENCE ALERT - October 18, 2018


(Disclaimer: The following is an overview of the current situation based on intelligence leaks received from several sources which may or may not accurate. Other confirmed sources may also be included in this overview.)


The stock market is on course to implode as planned.


https://inteldinarchronicles.blogspot.com/2018/10/dow-drops-more-than-250-points-in.html


Once the stock markets implodes and the old fiat financial system is broken, the QFS will be brought in and GESARA announced to minimize the impact of public chaos during the transition.


During the transition phase, a private worldwide redemption event (RV) will take place.


This redemption event will allow the opportunity for individuals holding exotic currencies to privately redeem for revalued rates under the QFS.


The redemption event will cause an influx of humanitarians essential to aiding humanity during the transition to implementation of the QFS and GESARA.


Zimbabwe will be the main benefactor of the redemption event and ultimately humanity as the country holds the raw assets required for the QFS to function for future generations.


The timing of the stock market implosion is currently unknown as there is an on-going purge operation on the Cabal that is currently in progress.


The US Federal Reserve and Saudi Arabia are currently in the spotlight for purging and are beginning to feel the heat.


https://inteldinarchronicles.blogspot.com/2018/10/trumps-attacks-on-federal-reserve-could.html


https://inteldinarchronicles.blogspot.com/2018/10/treasury-secretary-mnuchin-drops-out-of.html

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21:30

Putin: After Nuclear Holocaust, Russians Will Go To Heaven "IndyWatch Feed World"

If any nation attacks Russia with nuclear weapons, Russians are sure to go to heaven, unlike the aggressors, Vladimir Putin has warned.  Any aggressor should know that retribution will be inevitable and he will be [...]

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21:26

CNBC Poll Predicts Huge Loss For Democrats This November "IndyWatch Feed World"

A new poll from CNBC predicts a devastating loss for Democrats this November, despite exaggerated claims by Democrat politicians. For the last two years, Democrats and their allies in the mainstream media have been gloating [...]

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21:26

Moscow ready for larger-scale provocations by the West, says Lavrov "IndyWatch Feed World"

Western provocation, the prospect of WWIII, and Chinas closer stance with Russia are just some of the topics that Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has spoken about with RT France.

We will be ready for larger-scale provocations too. But our answer is very simple if they talk to us through the media, we will respond through the media too, but specifically and in a correct manner, Lavrov said, answering questions from RT France, Paris Match and Le Figaro.

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Going further, he said a third world war is an unimaginable scenario, noting that everybody would be sane enough not to let it happen.However, an aggravating factor is the absence of any dialogue between the Russian military and NATO.

Tensions are still high between the two, Lavrov said, citing the recent mid-air incident in which a Spanish fighter jet accidentally released an air-to-air missile during a training mission in Estonian skies. Thank God, there were no casualties, but what if it would have landed on Russian soil? Everything is so close there.

It all comes as the US is updating its nuclear doctrine, the top diplomat stated.

Theyre creating low-power nuclear weapons with a clear intent to potentially use them in combat.

The toxic political climate in European capitals and Washington makes mending ties extremely hard, Lavrov added. While the European Commission remains trapped by countries opposing reconciliation with Russia, the American elites are also fueling tensions. I think its silly to remain hostages to the whim of American lawmakers, he said.

While the West continues to slap Moscow with sanctions and trade cuts, Russias relations with Beijing and other Asian powers are on the rise. We needed to compensate for the low level of economic cooperation with Europe, the foreign minister explained. And we saw growing opportunities for that in China, India...

21:25

Russia's Novaya Gazeta is sent funeral wreath and goat's head in latest threats "IndyWatch Feed World"

Kiev, October 18, 2018--Russian authorities should thoroughly investigate threats made against Russia's independent newspaper, Novaya Gazeta, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A funeral wreath, a severed goat's head, and threatening notes were sent to the newspaper's Moscow office this week in...

21:23

It must be the taxi drivers brother living up North? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Its a genuine voice and opinion (from the heart)

 

 

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21:22

'There is no God': Stephen Hawking thought alien life or time travel more likely than divine creator "IndyWatch Feed World"

Legendary physicist Stephen Hawking did not believe in the existence of God, his final book reveals. The posthumous manuscript also delves into alien theories and the dangers of artificial intelligence. More than six months after Hawking passed away at the age of 76, his family have pulled together what they believe to be some of the scientist's most compelling answers to mysteries of the universe. His closing piece provides remarkable insight, outlining black hole theories and his fear that humans could be surpassed by artificial intelligence - a topic he spoke widely on in his final years. In one chapter of "Brief Answers to the Big Questions" Hawking tackles the thorny issue of God and gives a resounding answer. "There is no God. No one directs the universe," he writes. "For centuries, it was believed that disabled people like me were living under a curse that was inflicted by God. I prefer to think that everything can be explained another way, by the laws of nature."

21:17

There are 12 Feminine Archetypes: Which One Are You? "IndyWatch Feed World"

While we are all individuals, with our own strengths and weaknesses, it is said that there are a set of spiritual archetypes structural elements of the human psyche upon which our own personality is built. What does this foundation reveal about your true nature?

There is no denying the fact that we live in an incredible world, in which we are each empowered to embrace and express our individuality and unique nature. However, if we are trying to better understand ourselves and the way that we react to situations in our lives, we need to dig down to the basics. The solid foundation underlying your personality, known as your spiritual archetype, can reveal a great deal about the way you act, think and feel on a daily basis.

Have you ever wondered why some situations in life bother you more than those around you? Or why you feel driven to take on specific tasks? This archetype will shed a light on your true motivation. Archetypes are described as systems of readiness for action, and at the same time images and emotions. They are inherited with the brain structure indeed they are its psychic aspect. They describe the way in which we fit into the bigger picture of the universe, providing insight into how we connect with others, and with the planet as a whole.

Archetypes are often used by psychologists to better understand patterns of behavior. While each person may deviate slightly from the initial definition, influenced by our own individuality, they help experts to predict how one may react in a given situation.

For us personally, the ability to understand and predict our reactions will provide us with an opportunity to prepare ourselves. This is particularly important if your natural reaction is an impulsive one that may lead to trouble. Furthermore, they help us to better understand how the world perceives us, which is also an empowering piece of information!

There are 12 commonly accepted archetypes of the feminine soul. Which one are you?

#1 Warrior

When life is difficult, you see it as a challenge. Standing tall and determined, you run towards danger as opposed to away from it, which can sometimes get you into trouble. While people look up to your courage and bravery, they may also find themselves intimidated by your aggression. Its important to remember that you can be strong without being too rough around the edges. While you often deny your feminine streak, it may actually serve you well to look deep...

21:14

The bounce is over and the markets are collapsing. "IndyWatch Feed World"

The bloodbath isnt over either.

We now have a confirmed Crash signal.

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21:08

U.S. commander in Afghanistan survives deadly attack at governors compound that kills top Afghan police general "IndyWatch Feed World"


Niyaz Mohammad Amirii (R), governor of Logar province, chats with U.S. Army Gen. Scott Miller, commander of Special Operations Joint Task Force Afghanistan
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 A gunman wearing an Afghan army uniform opened fire Thursday on participants in a meeting with the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, killing three top southern provincial officials and wounding at least three Americans. But Gen. Austin Scott Miller, the target of the attack claimed by the Taliban, escaped unharmed.

Among those killed in the attack inside the governors compound in southern Kandahar province was the regions top police general, Abdul Raziq, who was seen as the most powerful man in southern Afghanistan.

U.S. military officials confirmed that a U.S. soldier, a contractor and another civilian were wounded in the attack, which occurred shortly after a high-level meeting attended by Miller.

In a news conference later Wednesday, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani confirmed that Abdul Raziq and the Kandahar provincial intelligence chief were martyred in the attack. He said he has sent security authorities from Kabul to assess the situation.

The Afghan Interior Ministry said the provincial governor, Zalmai Wessa, was wounded in the shooting and was rushed to a local hospital, where he was later reported to have died of his wounds. The ministry said Miller was not hurt and returned to Kabul.

A Taliban spokesman, Qari Mohammad Yusuf Ahmadi, said in an email to journalists that the group carried out the attack and that Miller was among the main targets. Ahmadi asserted that Miller had been killed, a claim also denied by U.S. military officials. He claimed that in addition to Abdul Raziq, whom he described as the savage commander of Kandahar, the dead included Wessa and the Kandahar intelligence chief, Abdul Momin.

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21:06

Enormous sinkhole opens in Clinton Township, Michigan "IndyWatch Feed World"

Expect delays if you're traveling through Clinton Township today, especially along the westbound lanes of Metro Parkway near Groesbeck. A water main break in the area said to be the cause of an enormous sinkhole along the shoulder of that busy highway. Charlie Langton was live at the scene. Wednesday morning, police were blocking the shoulder as traffic squeezed past the area. Clinton Township police later said the right lane of westbound 16 Mile would be closed west of Garfield road until further notice, as crews work to fix the problem.

21:02

Letter from Russia "IndyWatch Feed World"

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The religion of Westerners is basically, a profit money! If they cant make it legally, they will plunder and rob other nations, combining the strength of their weapons, political pressures and economic sanctions, destroying lives of million innocent people, just to seize the new resources. There is no democracy there, but propaganda and the rule of privileged people, secret societies, deep states, Trilateral commission, Bilderberg Group and Zionists. There are no real human rights in Western countries, but artificial promotion of minorities which are used as a hammer to destroy rights of majority in order to intimidate and control them. There are no laws, diplomacy and negotiation in international affairs but military interventions, terrorism, special and proxy wars, violence, inhumane practices like torture, assassinations, and a lot of lies, lies, lies You can call this religion any way you like, but as a Christian, I call it satanism Maybe they dont really worship the devil, not all of them, but in all that they do, they are definitely satanists. Russia has all the resources this greedy machinery needs, and being a good old traditional country with a lot of religious people, but also socialists, communists and conservatives, Russia presents both danger and target for them. They would have attacked Russia long time ago if there werent its nuclear weapons and military strength. Thats why Russia is a hope of humanity, the promise of freedom and liberty for all, and the last obstacle for the total enslavement of mankind. Thats why we stand united for Russia!

 

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20:59

US 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.
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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 dont 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 dont see it when it concerns the dollar.

From the economic standpoint, Lindahl cites the following factors for the greenbacks decline: a likely slowdown in US economic growth that will result in a market slowdown, political turmoil, and the dollars overvaluation on a purchasing-power-parity basis against almost all major currencies.

The dollar has strengthened this year against the euro, trading at $1.1542 on Wednesday compared to $1.25 at the beginning of the year. The US currency has slightly weakened against the yen in the last 12 months.

 

 

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20:59

Germany & EU Are In A Bit Of A Pickle "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

The Nefarium has been busy in Joseph's absence: the CSU was handed its walking papers in the Bavarian state elections in Germany, the AfD (Alternativ fur Deutschland) surged, and Italy is (as predicted) playing hardball with the EU: https://www.strategic-culture.org/new...

20:57

The Tragic Anniversary in Afghanistan We Dare Not Acknowledge "IndyWatch Feed World"

This piece originally appeared on antiwar.com.

The absurd hopelessness was the worst part. No, it wasnt the Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) blowing limbs off my boys, or the well-aimed gunshot wounds suffered by others; it wasnt even the horror of ordering the deaths of other (enemy) human beings.

No, for a captain commanding 100 odd troopers in Southwest Kandahar province at the height of the Obama surge of 2011, what most struck me was the feeling of futility; the sense that the mission was fruitless operationally, and, of course, all but ignored at home. After a full year of saturating the district with American soldiers, the truth is we really controlled only the few square feet we each stood on. The Taliban controlled the night, the farmlands, the villages. And, back in 2011, well, the U.S. had about 100,000 servicemen and women in country. There are less than 15,000 on the ground now.

Its an uncomfortable, almost un-American, truth there is nothing more that the US military can do for the foundering government of Afghanistan. And, as the war reached a lamentable 17th anniversary last week, now is the time to once again raise the alarm. Fact: this next year, teenagers born after 9/11 will begin to join the military and, eventually, fight in Afghanistan.

As if thats not disturbing enough for the ostensible republic, consider this: the Afghan War is failing, failing worse than ever before. Along each line of effort security, politics, and economics the metrics point downward despite all the blood and treasure already sunk into Americas longest war.

Lets begin with security, arguably the paramount measure of success in any war. For nearly two decades, one US commanding general after another has assured the American public that with just a few extra troops and a little more time he could achieve victory in Afghanistan. The US has tried many approaches: a light footprint counter-terror force (2001-08), a massive surge, or infusion of 100,000 troops (2009-13), and a shift to smaller advise and assist elements training the Afghans (2014-present). Nonetheless, after all that time and effort, the security situation is worse than ever.

The Taliban controls or contests more districts  some 44% than at any time since the 2001 invasion. Total combatant and civilian casualties are forecasted to top 20,000 this year another dreadful...

20:51

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.. listen to this wonderful music

 

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20:49

Trump and murderous Saudi prince, musical parody "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 18 October 2018 music video from Britain is a parody of The Sound of Silence, by Simon and Garfunkel.

It says about itself:

Salman & Trumpfunkel Saud of Silence

Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman join forces on this poignant duet.

LYRICS: Salman: Hello Donald, my ally
Trumpfunkle: So great to be here, Saudi guy
Salman: Id like to buy more of your weapons
So we can go and use them in Yemen
But theres just one thing that I need you to help me with
Trumpfunkle: Sure, what is it?
Salman: I need a vow of silence

You see, I killed this journalist
Because I just couldnt resist
Trumpfunkle: Oh yeah, you know I really hate those guys
They write fake news about my Russia ties
Salman: Then we agree dissentShould be muscularly suppressed
Dont need free press
I need a Saud of silence

Trumpfunkle: Hey Saudi guy, Ive got a plan
To force regime change in Iran
Salman...

20:48

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin drops out of Saudi conference over Khashoggi disappearance "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said today that the Trump administration has decided he will not be attending a key investment conference in Saudi Arabia in light of the disappearance of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Mnuchin is the latest in a string of government leaders and Wall Street executives to drop out of the conference, dubbed Davos in the Desert. Turkish investigators believe Khashoggi was killed by Saudi operatives inside a diplomatic compound in Istanbul.

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20:40

A Disney Heiress Reveals the 1 Percents Worst-Kept Secret "IndyWatch Feed World"

When the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed, Republicans celebrated with beers in the White House Rose Garden. President Trump promised help for financially struggling Americans, saying, Congress has reached an agreement on tax legislation that will deliver more jobs, higher wages and massive tax relief for American families and American companies.

But as a new, remarkably honest video by Abigail Disney, filmmaker, activist and heiress to the Walt Disney fortune shows, its not the American family struggling to put food on the table and pay rent that will benefit from these tax cuts.

Greetings from the 1%, Disney begins the video. [W]e in the 1% got a great Christmas present last year, she says, I dont know if you rememberit was called a very big tax break.

I didnt need it, Disney continues, but the Republicans gave it to me anyway. And I hear [that] if the Republicans do well in these midterms, they want to give me another one; an even bigger one, in fact.

Lawmakers promised higher wages and job security for the middle class. Instead, she says, the rich got money they didnt need, which they are spending on new yachts and other luxury items.

If the Republicans retain control of Congress in November, Disney warns, theyll only go further:

So anyway, 1%-ers are doing better than they ever have been doing, and guess what? You are paying for all of it.

Watch the video below:

20:38

Covert Geopolitics: It's Saudi Arabias Turn to Feel the Heat "IndyWatch Feed World"

Its Saudi Arabias Turn to Feel the Heat

OCTOBER 17, 2018

Source: Geopolitics



Until a few weeks ago, all eyes were set on Israels post-mortem diplomacy with Russia in the aftermath of its sneak attack on Syria, which resulted in the untimely deaths of 15 Russian personnel onboard a surveillance aircraft. Now, it is Saudi Arabias turn to formulate a good public relations plan to mitigate the effects of the Khashoggi murder fiasco.



Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi (Arabic: Jaml Khshuqj, Hejazi: [amal aoi], born 1958[2] disappeared 2 October 2018) was a Saudi journalist,[3]author, and the former general manager and editor-in-chief of Al-Arab News Channel.[4] He also was editor for Saudi newspaper Al Watan, turning it into a platform for Saudi progressives.[5]

Khashoggi fled Saudi Arabia in September 2017. He said that the Saudi government had banned him from Twitter[6] and later wrote newspaper articles critical of the government. Khashoggi has been sharply critical of Saudi Arabias crown prince,...

20:38

Britain shuns Saudi Arabian summit "IndyWatch Feed World"

Britains international trade secretary Liam Fox has pulled out of next weeks Davos in the Desert summit in Riyadh amid increasing allegations that Saudi Arabia murdered leading dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

A government spokesman confirmed the development saying: The Secretary of State for International Trade has decided the time is not right for him to attend the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh on 23 October. The UK remains very concerned about Jamal Khashoggis disappearance.

We encourage Turkish-Saudi collaboration and look forward to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia conducting a thorough, credible, transparent, and prompt investigation, as announced. Those bearing responsibility for his disappearance must be held to account.

With todays announcement, Britain has joined the list of other high-profile bankers, business chiefs and ministers who are also shunning the economic summit amid widespread concern about the fate of a journalist.

Journalist Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October, where Turkish officials allege he was killed. Saudi Arabia, however, denies any allegation.

French finance minister Bruno Le Maire also told media that he will not go to Riyadh next week, adding: For the moment there are serious facts here, the full light must be shone on this affair and so I will not go to Riyadh.

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20:35

Human 2.0 is Almost Here -- The Transhumanism Agenda Just Went Mainstream "IndyWatch Feed World"

Human 2.0 Is Almost Here: The Transhumanism Agenda Just Went Mainstream

OCTOBER 14, 2018



Activist Post Editors Note:

As we wrote about in 2013, Medical Nanobots Will Connect Brain to Cloud Computing, the emergence of DNA nanobots and nanocomputing has been paving the way to reverse engineer the human brain. As Transhumanist Ray Kurzweil detailed at the time, Human Body 2.0 would accelerate toward becoming a full-fledged reality sometime around 2020:

In the coming decades, a radical upgrading of our bodys physical and mental systems, already underway, will use nanobots to augment and ultimately replace our organs. We already know how to prevent most degenerative disease through nutrition and supplementation; this will be a bridge to the emerging biotechnology revolution, which in turn will be a bridge to the nanotechnology revolution. By 2030, reverse-engineering of the human brain will have been completed and nonbiological intelligence will merge with our biological brains.

Melissa and Aaron Dykes have also been at the forefront of warning about the arrival of Transhumanism (or augmented humanity if you prefer). A new Forbes article covers the concept of Human Body 2.0 now that we are on the precipice of its arrival. However, instead of a warning about the technology itself, they ask the (rhetorical) question: Will you evolve with the times? Melissa details exactly what this evolution is intended to look like, as well as looking back at the various steps taken to get us into the predicament in which we find ourselves.

Why is Transhumanism entering the mainstream right now?

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20:35

Stocks Fall Again As Investors Are Rattled By Fed Comments "IndyWatch Feed World"

Is The Federal Reserve Trying To Sabotage Trump?

Dow Jones Industrial Average at 367.68 (1.43%) 19.36 GMT

Could it be possible that the Federal Reserve is attempting to influence the outcome of the upcoming midterm elections?  Just weeks before Americans will go to the polls, the Fed has been making headline after headline with talk about interest rate hikes.  And they very well understand that interest rate hikes will rattle investors and slow down the economy.  In fact, every Fed rate hiking cycle since 1957 has ended in either a stock market crash or a recession.  So could the Federal Reserve be doing this on purpose in order to sabotage Donald Trump and the Republicans?  Nobody is really asking this question, but perhaps we should be.

For a while there it looked like a good rally was cooking on Wall Street, but then news about future Federal Reserve interest rate hikes sent stocks tumbling on Wednesday

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell Wednesday in volatile trading after a summary of the Federal Reserves most-recent meeting showed the central bank was leaning toward more rate hikes moving forward.

The 30-stock index dropped 91.74 points to 25,706.68 as sharp losses in IBM offset strong gains in Goldman Sachs. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite closed just below the flatline at 2,809.21 and 7,642.70, respectively.

And the Federal Reserve is also being identified as the reason why Asian stocks tumbled overnight

Stocks in Asia were broadly lower on Thursday morning, as a Fed report hints at more rate hikes ahead.

The Greater China markets were in largely negative territory in early trade. The...

20:33

The Serpents Promise -- The Oldest Exchange of All "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Serpents Promise: The Oldest Exchange of All

30 de October de 2012

Source: Idea Solar



Sorcerers say death is the only worthy opponent we have. . . . Death is our challenger. . . . Life is the process by means of which death challenges us. . . . Death is the active force. Life is the arena. And in that arena there are only two contenders at any time: oneself and death. . . . We are passive. . . . If we move, its only when we feel the pressure of death. Carlos Castaneda, The Power of Silence

Anyone who has smoked DMT knows why Terence McKenna called it white knuckle stuff. One puff on a pipe and the experiencer is thrown in the time it takes to inhale and exhale a lungful of smoke into another world in which no familiar features remain. It is a world stranger and more outlandish than anything our wildest dreams or nightmares could ever conjure. It is also a world that is inhabited and most disconcerting of all still the inhabitants are focusing their attention on us. The abyss gazes also. Smoking DMT is like being turned inside out: not only is the true nature of reality exposed to us, but, in that same instant, we are also exposed to it. There is literally no place to hide on a DMT trip, because the Universe is fiercely and unfathomably alive, and it is right under our skins. Anyone who has smoked DMT once, and who knows therefore what to expect, will have to push his courage to the sticking place the next time he volunteers to say bye-bye to Kansas. The main consolation for the white-knuckled DMT-smoker is the knowledge that even the most intense trip only lasts from 5 to 15 minutes. What sort of courage would it require to smoke DMT knowing it was a one-way trip, that our consciousness was about to be cannonballed into the Imaginal realms for the rest of eternity? Would anyone be able to hold their pipe steady knowing that?

What follows in this article is not based on hard science or accepted facts about brain or body chemistry and entheogens. It is a mixture of personal experience, deductive reasoning, and something I can only...

20:31

Suspected member of Khashoggi hit-team dies in mysterious traffic accident in Saudi Arabia "IndyWatch Feed World"

A member of the 15-man team suspected in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has died in an accident back in Saudi Arabia, according to Turkish media, prompting suspicion of a cover up.

Jamal Khashoggi AFP / Mohammed Al-Shaikh

 

Meshal Saad al-Bostani, a 31-year-old lieutenant in the Saudi Royal Air Force, is believed to have died in a suspicious car accident in the Saudi capital Riyadh, sources told the Turkish Yeni Safak the one that earlier covered the shocking details of the murder.

A still taken from a Turkish police CCTV video, released by the Sabah newspaper, identified Bostani as he passed through Istanbuls Ataturk airport on October 2.

He, along 14 other Saudi citizens allegedly arrived and left Turkey on the same day and are alleged by Turkish police to have tortured and murdered Khashoggi after he entered the Saudi consulate.

The unconfirmed death of Bostani has already prompted accusations on social media that a cover up was underway by those who orchestrated Khashoggis disappearance.

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20:31

Asian Prophecy by Robert A. Nelson "IndyWatch Feed World"

Asian Prophecy

by Robert A. Nelson

O Future, how do we know Thee ? Let me count the ways: Aeromancy, alectryo-, alcuro-, alphito-, anthraco-, arithmo-, etc. -- some 72 mancies are listed in Roget's Thesaurus (543.15, Forms of Divination) , plus astrology, augury, dowsing, phrenology, palmistry, dreams, and more et ceteras.

As humanity slouches toward Bethlehem, Mecca, or Wherever in search of redemption, we predict the future with every move we make. For example, it's a lucky guess when you hazards that nobody will run the red light while your body is in the crosswalk. If you do get hit, perhaps it's because you ignored or misread the psychic warning.

The form of guesswork known as "prophecy" usually (or at least often) has religious associations. Most Westerners are familiar with Bible prophecy, which is ubiquitous in Europe and the Americas, and wellknown everywhere else. It obviously drives the death wish of many millions of people who otherwise appear to be averagely "sane".

The Hindu, Buddhist, Zoroastran, Baha'i and other religions of the Far East also have accumulated a considerable corpus of communiques from the future. Most of them present an ugly prospectus with a hopeful, miraculous positive outcome, thanks to individual and collective enlightenment and leadership, and super-heroic saviors.

The Japanese yearn for the arrival of Miroku Bants / Rigden Japo. The Altai call him the White Burkhan and Oirot (Messenger). Hindus anticipate the advent of the Kalki Avatar and Maitreya. Zoroastrans call him Saohsyant. Tibetans expect Gessar Khan to save them from China.

Read More:

http://rexresearch.com/nelsonarticles/AsianProphecy.pdf

20:22

Loud house-shaking boom heard in Sweetwater, Texas "IndyWatch Feed World"

A loud boom was heard in Sweetwater. Around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, people heard a loud boom that shook houses. The police department also heard the boom, but dispatchers said they have not gotten any calls that would indicate what caused it. The only calls the fire department has gotten is from people asking about the boom. We can confirm the cause was not an earthquake. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the closest earthquake today was a thousand miles away in Mona, Utah -- south of Salt Lake City.

20:07

UK press saturated with intelligence agents parroting propaganda for the Empire "IndyWatch Feed World"

That a free press underpins British democracy is an enduring myth that has been allowed to go unchallenged, up there with unicorns and the Loch Ness Monster. Because if a clutch of right-wing reactionary billionaires owning the bulk of a nation's major newspaper titles and media constitutes a free press, the word 'free' has been stripped and shorn of all meaning. Yet, while the aforementioned - let's be kind here - 'anomaly' has long been understood by anyone of adult years with the ability to put their underpants on the right way round in the morning, the extent to which the British establishment press and media has been penetrated by intelligence services and acts as a conduit for their agenda is less well known.

20:05

Give Us All Your Money : Or, Better, All of Someone Else's "IndyWatch Feed World"

Weve set up a new donation page, and were hoping you can help us raise the funds we need to maintain this site, our podcast, and the next projects we have lined up. We just finished our last major undertaking, distributing hundreds of thousands of copies of our introduction to anarchism, To Change Everything. We have several more ambitious efforts on the way, if we can get all the pieces in place to publish them. We rarely ask for financial assistanceso you know it counts when we do.

Contribute to sustain our efforts.

CrimethInc. is an all-volunteer project with no outside sources of funding. We dont receive grants, we dont rely on sponsors, we dont try to turn a profit. We offer everything we do for free or at break-even prices while maintaining the highest quality standards in our field. Even our adversaries acknowledge the merit of our efforts. Working with a global network of contributors, we publish constantly, circulating material in over 30 languages on all seven continents. Weve kept this up for a quarter of a century, and we aim to keep at it for another century or more.

We do all this on a shoestring budgetbut despite our ingenuity, some expenses are unavoidable. We depend on your assistance to cover those. No amount is too big to be needed or too small to be helpful! If you can, sign up to donate on a monthly basis, so we can count on you to sustain us for the long haul.

If you cant contribute financially, there are lots of other things you could do to help. Contact us at rollingthunder@crimethinc.com if youd like to volunteer in any capacity!

As always, of course, the very best way to support what we are doing is to do it yourself.

Thanks to all of you for your continuing support over the years, which has enabled us to do so much together. We remain undaunted, determined to abolish all the forms of imposed scarcity that make it necessary to raise money in the first place. For a world without capitalismor......

20:04

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM OCT 18 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Nefarium has been busy in Joseph's absence: the CSU was handed its walking papers in the Bavarian state elections in Germany, the AfD (Alternativ fur Deutschland) surged, and Italy is (as predicted) playing hardball with the EU:
Italy Declares War on Merkel and the EU
 

20:01

DNA test results proves she's only half lizard person "IndyWatch Feed World"

Washington, D.C. - Shortly after Elizabeth Warren released a DNA test that may or may not show that she is 1/1024th Native American, failed presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton showed the results of a recent DNA test that conclusively proved she is only 50% Reptilian. The test, conducted by a renowned DNA expert, showed that only 50% of her blood comes from reptilian humanoids from space bent on destroying humanity. Many Washington insiders had claimed she was 100% reptile, but these claims are now known to be a hoax.

19:53

NYU students heckle Kissinger during speech - 'Rot in hell!' "IndyWatch Feed World"

New York University students heckled and disrupted an appearance by Henry Kissinger on Tuesday, accusing the former US Secretary of State of complicity in war crimes and crimes against humanity. Kissinger, now 95, was wheeled into NYU's Stern School of Business on Tuesday evening, where he appeared as part of the school's speaker series 'In Conversation with Mervyn King.' Meanwhile, protesters - some of them members of the International Socialist Organization - gathered outside to denounce Kissinger's checkered history of bloody foreign policy positions, including his support for Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in the 1970s, under whom some 80,000 political opponents were jailed and at least 3,000 executed. Inside, Kissinger was repeatedly interrupted by left-wing protesters, with the first shouting "Henry Kissinger, on behalf of the International Criminal Court, you are a war criminal, you have committed genocide against the people of the world!" before being escorted out by...

19:52

Kleenex re-brands 'mansized' tissues after complete and utter idiots say the name is sexist & promotes gender inequality "IndyWatch Feed World"

Kleenex will re-brand its "Mansize" tissues after consumers complained the name was sexist - touching off a social media conversation about what's in a name. The company behind Kleenex, Kimberly-Clark, said Thursday that the product, which is sold only in the U.K., will now be called "Kleenex Extra Large." Packages for the tissues describe them as "confidently strong" and "comfortingly soft." Kimberly-Clark told Britain's Daily Telegraph that it in "no way suggests" that being both soft and strong was "an exclusively masculine trait, nor do we believe that the Mansize branding suggests or endorses gender inequality."

19:48

Khashoggi column warns Mideast governments 'given free rein to silence the media' "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Washington Post has published a column by missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in which he warns that Middle East governments have been given free rein to continue silencing the media.

19:48

Treasure Sec. Mnuchin withdraws from Saudi investment conference amid Khashoggi disappearance "IndyWatch Feed World"

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has withdrawn from a Saudi investment conference at which he was due to make an appearance next week, following continued investigations into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Mnuchin tweeted on Thursday morning to say that he had met with US President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and decided not to participate in the upcoming Future Investment Initiative in Saudi Arabia. Other high profile figures, including the IMF's Christine Lagarde and JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, had already announced that they would now not be attending the conference, which has been dubbed "Davos in the Dessert."

19:41

Poll of US military shows troops fear new major war is on the horizon, list Russia & China as top threats "IndyWatch Feed World"

Almost half of military service members believe that the US will be dragged into a new war within the next 12 months, according to a Military Times poll, with Russia and China topping the list of likely nemeses. Around 46 percent of troops who responded to the anonymous survey of currently serving Military Times readers said they thought the US would be fighting yet another war within the next year - an unsettling increase from the mere five percent who made similar predictions in a poll conducted last year. When asked about specific threats, the survey's 900 participants singled out Russia and China. Around 71 percent said that Russia was a significant threat, up 18 percent from last year's survey. China finished close behind, with 68 percent of service members describing Beijing as their primary concern - an increase of 24 points from last year. Cyber terrorism came out on top, with 89 percent listing it as the greatest threat to US national security.

19:41

Trump Threatens to Call US Military to Close Southern Border as 4,000-strong Migrant Caravan Pushes North "IndyWatch Feed World"

The U.S. military will "CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER" with Mexico if officials there don't soon stop the northward push of a massive migrant caravan, President Trump warned Thursday, amid reports the procession had swelled in size to about 4,000 people.

Trump's latest threat against the caravan which originated in Honduras and is bound for the U.S. in a bid to escape pervasive poverty and violence comes as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads to Central America to discuss the issue.

I am watching the Democrat Party led (because they want Open Borders and existing weak laws) assault on our country by Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, whose leaders are doing little to stop this large flow of people, INCLUDING MANY CRIMINALS, from entering Mexico to U.S., Trump tweeted Thursday morning.


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19:38

Paradise Lost: how China can help the Solomons protect its forests "IndyWatch Feed World"

Tropical timber across the Solomon Islands is being harvested on an unsustainable scale, much of it illegally, says an investigation.

19:32

Man Linked to Saudi Prince Suspected in Disappearance of Journalist "IndyWatch Feed World"

ISTANBUL A member of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmans entourage during several trips abroad walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul just before writer Jamal Khashoggi vanished there, a surveillance photo leaked Thursday shows, drawing the kingdoms heir-apparent closer to the columnists alleged slaying.

The man, identified by Turkish officials as Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, has been photographed in the background of Prince Mohammeds trips to the U.S., France and Spain this year.

Turkish officials say he flew into Istanbul on a private jet along with an autopsy expert Oct. 2 and left that night. That was the same day Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post who wrote critically of Prince Mohammeds rise to power, entered the consulate and was not seen again.

Saudi Arabia, which initially called the allegations baseless, has not responded to repeated requests for comment from The Associated Press over recent days, including on Thursday over Mutrebs identification. The AP could not immediately reach Mutreb for comment.

But Mutrebs appearance at the consulate, as well as later at the consul generals residence, adds to the growing pressure on Saudi Arabia amid international outrage over the disappearance of the writer, whom Turkish officials say was killed and dismembered.

In a further sign of that pressure, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he will not attend an investment conference in Saudi Arabia, as did senior government officials from France, Britain and the Netherlands. Several top business executives have also canceled plans to attend, as has the head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde.

Analysts say that as long as the Saudis refuse to acknowledge what happened to Khashoggi, the leaks about the case will probably continue.

Turkey wants to show to the world that it cannot be ignoble, selling values and principles in political deals with U.S. or Saudi to try to bury the truth and come up with an acceptable scenario, said Yusuf Katipoglu, a Turkish analyst.

The pro-government Sabah newspaper on Thursday first published the images of Mutreb, showing him walking past police barricades at the consulate at 9:55 a.m. with several men trailing behind him. Khashoggi arrived at the consulate several hours later at 1:14 p.m., then disappeared while his fiance waited outside for him.

A report Wednesday by the pro-government newspaper Yeni Safak, citing what it described as an audio recording of Khashoggis slaying, said a Saudi team immediately accosted the 60-year-old journalist after he entered the consulate, cutting off his fingers and later decapitating him.

Previously leaked surveillance footage showed consular vehicles moving from the consulate to the consul...

19:30

West midlands police officers could face criminal charges "IndyWatch Feed World"

Two police officers face potential criminal charges over the death of former Aston Villa striker Dalian Atkinson.

Atkinson, 48, died after a Taser was fired by police called to an incident in his home town of Telford, Shropshire, in August 2016.

Three West Mercia Police officers were interviewed under criminal caution and have been served with gross misconduct notices.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct says it has referred the death of former Aston Villa star Dalian Atkinson to the Crown Prosecution Service to consider potential criminal charges against two police officers.

Medics carried out CPR on Atkinson for more than half an hour after officers Tasered him in the early hours of August 15 in the street where he grew up in Telford.

Atkinson in action for Villa against Manchester United in the early 1990s ( Reuters)

West Mercia Police officers were called at 1.39 am to a report of concern for safety in Meadow Road, in the Trench area.

Atkinson was a top-flight striker in the 1990s, starting his career at Ipswich Town then playing for Sheffield Wednesday and Spanish side Real Sociedad before moving to Villa.

His family have previously expressed frustration at not knowing why such force was used by police.

They said their kind, caring and protective son and brother had struggled to come to terms with a serious illness affecting his kidneys during the last six months of his life.

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19:29

To turn docs into apps, Coda had to rethink productivity from scratch "IndyWatch Feed World"

This new service looks a little like a word processor and a little like a spreadsheet. But its trying to move beyond 40 years of software history.

When you think about it, the history of productivity software is surprisingly short on disruptive moments. Google Sheets, for instance, may be web-based and collaborative, but its conceptual bones are the same as those of Microsoft Excel (established 1985), which itself followed the lead of Lotus 1-2-3 (1983) and VisiCalc (1979). Thats not a knock on Google; its just proof that the spreadsheet has remarkable staying power as a workplace tool. The same is true of the word processor, presentation package, database, email client, and a few other eternal verities of business productivity.

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19:28

Mnuchin cancels plans to attend Saudi Arabia conference "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mnuchin cancels plans to attend Saudi Arabia conference | 18 Oct 2018 | Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday he has decided against attending a conference in Saudi Arabia this month, amid the uproar over the the presumed death of activist Jamal Khashoggi. "Just met with @realDonaldTrump and @SecPompeo and we have decided, I will not be participating in the Future Investment Initiative summit in Saudi Arabia," Mnuchin tweeted. Mnuchin has been facing calls to cancel his plans to attend after Khashoggi vanished two weeks ago during a visit to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Turkish officials allege Khashoggi was killed and dismembered inside the consulate.

19:27

Bryan Cranston wants you to yell at him "IndyWatch Feed World"

Get mad as hell and maybe you can be in Network on Broadway.

Bryan Cranston has a job for you. The acclaimed actor is starring in a stage adaptation of the 1976 movie Network, which is moving to Broadway this month after a successful run on the West End. Cranston stars as Howard Beale, the cantankerous fictional news anchor whose famous mad as hell speech never seems to go out of fashion.

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19:26

Trump Threatens to Use Military to Shut Southern U.S. Border "IndyWatch Feed World"

Via: Reuters: U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to deploy the military and close the southern U.S. border on Thursday as more Hondurans and Salvadorans joined thousands of migrants in Guatemala headed north. I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught and if unable to do so I will call []

19:24

Save your energy use a dishwasher | Brief letters "IndyWatch Feed World"

Invisible women | Energy efficiency | Car-free holidays | Flu jab | Welsh dramaRe your article (The invisible women, G2, 17 October), as an ex-architect turned design and technology teacher (childcare issues), I contacted the publishers of our A-level textbook to explain that Ray Eames was not the brother of Charles but his wife. Of course, when the next edition was published the same misconception was repeated.Pat MakinsonRamsgate, Kent Jo Steranka states: Get rid of your dishwasher [...]

19:22

Mass Hypnosis of Democrat Activists? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mass Hypnosis of Democrat Activists? The Video Organizers Hope You Never See [video]

OCTOBER 18, 2018

Source: Starship Earth: The Big Picture



This is surprising yet not so surprising footage, since I have noted that the zombified dimms armies are like programmed automatons rather than Humans.

It appears in this video like they are being programmed or hypnotized, and it is also reminiscent of the chanting in the classroom where Bush Jr. sat during the 9/11 attacks with the repetition involved.

These whack-jobs are literally weaponizing people, as I have said. When triggered, they wont even know what theyre doing; just performing a task, whether pounding on the doors of the Supreme Court or physically attacking those wearing a Trump or Q shirt.

People who dont believe activists would hurt them need to be aware of this. Anything could happen, and we should be very wary in crowds and political gatherings. Protestors could suddenly snap into action and strike without warning.

This video may be evidence of the programming, and I doubt if its a one-off. People never used to behave this way. The dark has pulled all the stops in the end game. They plan to crush the opposition through any means necessary.

Outside of this political activity, the dark also has sleepers embedded in society that they can activate at any time.



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19:21

Trump 2020 raises unprecedented $100 million "IndyWatch Feed World"

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

With two years to go before the next presidential election, President Donald Trump has already raised an unprecedented amount of money for his 2020 re-election campaign.

Since January 2017, Trumps fundraising efforts totaled $106 million, and the president finished September with nearly $47 million on hand, according to recent quarterly Federal Election Commission filings.

His campaign committee along with his two joint fundraising committees raised $18.1 million from July to September, filings show.

Donald J Trump for President, the presidents campaign committee, has raised over $60 million since January 2017. His two joint committees, Trump Make America Great Again Committee and Trump Victory, collectively raised over $80 million. The funds from these joint fundraising committees overlap with the campaign committee, and raise money for both Trump and the Republican National Committee.

Many of the donations Trump has received so far are individual contributions under $200, with those small contributions totaling $13 million for his campaign committee and $41 million to the Make America Great Again Committee.

Comparatively, at this point in their respective first terms, Trump raised millions more than his predecessors.

President Barack Obama raised...

19:20

Another Front in Saudi War: Kingdom Deports Yemeni Workers to Face Starvation at Home "IndyWatch Feed World"

SANAA, YEMEN Fifty-year-old Ali al-Za`ali grew up in Yemens Hajjah province. Around 30 years ago at the tender age of 20, al-Za`ali left Yemen, even then one of the most poverty-stricken countries on earth, to seek opportunity in neighboring oil-rich Saudi Arabia.  There he sent his modest earnings back to family members in Yemen. Al-Za`ali told Mint Press:

Before I was expelled from Saudi Arabia, I used to provide for my parents and my brothers families. Today, I cant even provide for myself.

This past August, al-Za`ali was rounded up in a Saudi government effort to locate and deport Saudis of Yemeni descent from the Kingdom. Now, after 30 years of life in Saudi Arabia, hes struggling to get by in Sanaa, with no prospects for employment and living in a country decimated by a three-year Saudi-led war.

Al-Za`ali is one of more than 700,000 Yemenis who, along with their families, are struggling to survive after recently being expelled from the Saudi Kingdom. Last year, Saudi Arabia, under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, rolled out a new Saudization policy in which Yemenis were forced to pay residency fees or face deportation, pricing out millions who came to the Kingdom from neighboring states seeking a better life in the wealthy Gulf monarchy. Many of them were born in Saudi Arabia, the children or grandchildren of migrants from Yemen. Unable to secure Saudi citizenship, owing to a policy that reserves citizenship for those of Saudi descent, most were unable to attend school and were denied any form of government aid, including healthcare. Experts estimate that at least two million Yemenis remain in Saudi Arabia and are at risk of deportation.

Saudi authorities say that Yemenis make up the majority of migrants in Saudi Arabia around 77 percent, followed by Ethiopians at 22 percent. On March 29, 2017, Saudi officials set a three-month deadline Saudi residents of Yemeni descent to leave the Kingdom or risk fines and other legal measures, a policy that echoes Israels controversial policy towards migrants and refugees, which has drawn the ire of activists and human-rights groups alike. At 100 Saudi riyals a month, or $27 U.S. dollars, the fees are often out of reach for migrant workers. By the time fees reach 400 riyals in 2020, few will be able to afford them.

Fifty-year-old Saud Ba Mutlaq was born in Saudi Arabia; his father migrated to the Kingdom and it is the only country he has ever known.  Ba Mutlaq told ...

19:20

Italexit looming? Majority of Italians would vote to leave EU as immigration tops agenda "IndyWatch Feed World"

Italy has turned out to be more Euroskeptic than previously imagined after a new survey revealed that a majority of Italians want to see their country crashing out of the 28-member bloc. According to an opinion poll commissioned by Brussels' Eurobarometer, only 44 percent of Italians would vote to remain in the EU, compared to the member states' average of 66 percent. The figure is lower even than Britain, where a majority (53 percent) would today vote Remain if they had another EU referendum, while 35 percent would vote Leave. Britain announced that it was withdrawing from the bloc in 2016 after 51 percent of Britons voted for Brexit.

19:20

SOTT FOCUS: Propaganda Outlet Washington Post Shames Others But Continues To Pay and Publish Undisclosed Saudi Lobbyists, Other Regime Shills "IndyWatch Feed World"

In the wake of the disappearance and likely murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, some of the most fervent and righteous voices demanding that others sever their ties with the Saudi regime have, understandably, come from his colleagues at that paper. "Why do you work for a murderer?," asked the Post's long-time Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt, addressing unnamed hypothetical Washington luminaries who continue to take money to do work for the despots in Riyadh, particularly Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, or "MbS" as he has been affectionately known in the western press. Hiatt urged these hypothetical figures to engage in serious self-reflection: "Can I possibly work for such a regime, and still look at myself in the mirror each morning?" That, said Hiatt, "is the question that we, as a nation, must ask ourselves now."

19:20

Suspected member of Khashoggi 'hit-team' dies in mysterious 'traffic accident' in Saudi Arabia "IndyWatch Feed World"

Suspected member of Khashoggi 'hit-team' dies in mysterious 'traffic accident' in Saudi Arabia | 18 Oct 2018 | A member of the 15-man team suspected in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has died in an accident back in Saudi Arabia, according to Turkish media, prompting suspicion of a cover-up. Meshal Saad al-Bostani, a 31-year-old lieutenant in the Saudi Royal Air Force, is believed to have died in a 'suspicious car accident' in the Saudi capital Riyadh, sources told the Turkish Yeni Safak - which earlier covered the shocking details of the murder. A still taken from a Turkish police CCTV video, released by the Sabah newspaper, identified Bostani as he passed through Istanbul's Ataturk airport on October 2. He, along 14 other Saudi citizens allegedly arrived and left Turkey on the same day and are alleged by Turkish police to have tortured and murdered Khashoggi after he entered the Saudi consulate.

19:20

Hobby on pole, video "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 18 October 2018 video shows a hobby on a pole in the rain.

Bastiaan Willemsen made this video in the Netherlands.

19:16

Facebooks Election War Room Takes Aim at Fake News "IndyWatch Feed World"

MENLO PARK, Calif. In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebooks expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads War Room. Behind the door lies a nerve center the social network has set up to combat fake accounts and bogus news stories ahead of upcoming elections.

Inside the room are dozens of employees staring intently at their monitors while data streams across giant dashboards. On the walls are posters of the sort Facebook frequently uses to caution or exhort its employees. One reads, Nothing at Facebook is somebody elses problem.

That motto might strike some as ironic, given that the war room was created to counter threats that almost no one at the company, least of all CEO Mark Zuckerberg, took seriously just two years ago and which the companys critics now believe pose a threat to democracy.

Days after President Donald Trumps surprise victory, Zuckerberg brushed off assertions that the outcome had been influenced by fictional news stories on Facebook, calling the idea pretty crazy.

But Facebooks blase attitude shifted as criticism of the company mounted in Congress and elsewhere. Later that year, it acknowledged having run thousands of ads promoting false information placed by Russian agents. Zuckerberg eventually made fixing Facebook his personal challenge for 2018.

The war room is a major part of Facebooks ongoing repairs. Its technology draws upon the artificial-intelligence system Facebook has been using to help identify inauthentic posts and user behavior. Facebook provided a tightly controlled glimpse at its war room to The Associated Press and other media ahead of the second round of presidential elections in Brazil on Oct. 28 and the U.S. midterm elections on Nov. 6.

There is no substitute for physical, real-world interaction, said Samidh Chakrabarti, Facebooks director of elections and civic engagement. The primary thing we have learned is just how effective it is to have people in the same room all together.

More than 20 different teams now coordinate the efforts of more than 20,000 people mostly contractors devoted to blocking fake accounts and fictional news and stopping other abuses on Facebook and its other services. As part of the crackdown, Facebook also has hired fact checkers, including The Associated Press, to vet new stories posted on its social network.

Facebook credits its war room and other stepped-up patrolling efforts for booting 1.3 billion fake accounts over the past year and jettisoning hundreds of pages set up by foreign governments and other agents looking to create misc...

19:16

Cruz called 'Lyin' Ted' and O'Rourke branded 'extreme' as debate sinks to insults and barbs "IndyWatch Feed World"

Ahead of next month's crucial midterm elections, Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) squared up against challenger Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D) as the two political opposites largely played to their own crowds. The candidates sparred over healthcare, tax cuts and border security, in the final debate of a race that has captured the nation's attention and, for O'Rourke, has drawn a record-breaking $38 million in donations in just three months, many of these from out-of-state supporters. In San Antonio on Tuesday night, O'Rourke struck a combative tone, and tried to paint Cruz as a self-serving elitist, beholden to corporate interests. When Cruz implied that O'Rourke had at one point supported a $10-per-barrel oil tax, O'Rourke denied this, and referenced one of President Trump's 2016 nicknames for Cruz, perhaps the only time the punk-rocking, skateboarding Democrat will ever give Trump credit.

19:15

Covert Facial Recognition Street Lights Coming to a Neighborhood Near You "IndyWatch Feed World"

By MassPrivateI A recent Reuters article reveals that ST Engineering has been awarded $5.5 million to install facial recognition street lights in Singapore. STs smart...

19:14

Kentucky AARP and Attorney General Say Utility Smart Meters Are Too Expensive And Unnecessary. Kentuckians Dont Want Them Because Of That And More. "IndyWatch Feed World"

By B.N. Frank Citizens, elected officials, consumer rights and environmental organizations, and people all over the world dont want utility Smart Meters installed on their...

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