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Saturday, 15 December

12:03

Anna Von Reitz -- Why PARSE is Another Fraud | Calling out the Roman Curia "IndyWatch Feed World"

Friday, December 14, 2018

Why PARSE is Another Fraud



Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz

I could explain it in mathematical terms, but most people are not mathematicians and it would be as useful as speaking Greek to my Labrador Retriever. Everyone would cock their heads, look polite and concerned, then go chase more rabbits. So, let's discuss this in terms everyone can understand.

All languages on Earth --- Swahili, English, Ancient Hebrew --- all our various languages ancient and modern use just three (3) operations to produce the infinite possibilities of grammar.

This underlying simplicity makes it possible to test the grammatical construction of all languages in exactly the same way.

It also means that if PARSE is true for English, it must be true for all other languages worldwide. It must be as applicable to Chinese and Ancient Hittite as modern English, so that forms the means to check our work. We "do the problem" in English and then we do it in Chinese. All results should tally.

All grammar and all variations of grammar are the product of three (3) operations:

1. We add words: "You say so." becomes "Did you say so?"

2. We change the form of words: "I eat beef on Sundays." becomes "I ate beef on Sundays."

3. We change the order of words: "This is sweet!" becomes "Is this sweet?"

In addition to the three operations, there is punctuation, which is not really grammar but notation. Similar to notation in mathematics, punctuation tells us how to order and group and value words.

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11:28

British taxpayers money for smearing Labour, Bahrain dictatorship, Myanmar genocide "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 9 December 2018 video from Britain says about itself:

Labour figures have attacked a government-funded organisation for sharing articles that were critical of Jeremy Corbyns views on Russia. The Integrity Initiative came under fire from Labours general secretary following a story in our Scottish sister paper, the Sunday Mail.

The Initiative has received more than 2.2million from the Foreign Office in two years to in ministers words defend democracy against disinformation. On its website, it describes its key activity as tackling disinformation in Europe, and particularly addressing the activities of the Russian state. However, the Sunday Mail reported that the Initatives Twitter account also shared some material that was critical of Jeremy Corbyn.

Labour MSP Neil Findlay told the Sunday Mail: Such clear political attacks and propaganda shouldnt be coming from any charity. We need to know why the Foreign Office have been funding it.

David Miller, a professor of political sociology in the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol, added: People have a right to know how the Government are spending their money, and the views being promoted in their name.

The Initiative is led, according to its website, by the Institute for Statecraft, an organisation [of ex-military officers and intelligence people] operating from an old Victorian mill in Fife. The Sunday Mail reported it aims to counter Russian online propaganda by forming clusters of friendly journalists and key influencers throughout Europe who use social media to hit back against disinformation.

By Lamiat Sabin in Britain:

Friday, December 14, 2018

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10:27

Police State Mindset Sees One-Year-Old and Mother as Threat "IndyWatch Feed World"

The mission of the New York City Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in New York City by working in partnership with the community to enforce the law, preserve peace, reduce fear, and maintain order. The Department is committed to accomplishing its mission of protecting the lives and property of all citizens of New York City by treating every citizen with compassion, courtesy, professionalism, and respect.

 Mission and Values of NYPD, issued April 5, 2016

This mission was spectacularly NOT accomplished on Friday afternoon, December 7, at a Brooklyn office of the citys HRA Human Resources Administration (irony presumably unintended). The stunningly abject failure of police to live up to their professed mission featured several police officers violently separating a one-year-old boy from his mother as she lay on the floor crying for help. The end of the event was documented in a video posted on Facebook the same day by a witness who commented:

So Im At 275 Bergen Street Handling My Business Or Whatever & There Wasnt Any More Chairs For This Lady To Sit Down So She Sat In The Corner On The Floor. The Security Guard Came Over Said What Ever She Said To Her & She Made The Security Guard Feel Dumb So She Called The Cops On Her & This Was The Outcome SMH Mind You She Had Her Baby In Her Hands The Whole Time...

09:41

Crimes against the Earth "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dear Caesar
Keep Burning, raping, killing
But please, please
Spare us your obscene poetry
And ugly music

From Senecas last letter to Nero

The excavation of more than 600 billion tons of toxic carbon and hydrocarbon geological remains of previous biospheres and their transfer to the atmosphere as carbon gases constitutes nothing less than insanity leading to global suicide. With estimated profitable carbon reserves in excess of 20,000 GtC (Assessing Dangerous Climate Change, including oil shale, tar sand, coal seam gas, further emissions would take the atmosphere, oceans and biosphere back to early Eocene (~55-40 million years ago) and Mesozoic-like (pre-65 million years ago) greenhouse atmosphere and acid oceans conditions, during which large parts of the continents were inundated by the oceans. Most likely to survive the extreme transition over a few centuries would be grasses, some insects and perhaps some birds, descendants of the fated dinosaurs. A new evolutionary cycle would commence. Survivors of Homo sapiens may endure in the Arctic.

Figure 1. Global warming by January 2018 relative to 1951-1980

Since about 542 million years ago, acting as the lungs of the biosphere, the Earths atmosphere developed an oxygen-rich composition over hundreds of millions of years, allowing emergence of breathing animals.

A critical parameter in Drakes Equation, which seeks to estimate the number of planets that host civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy, is L the longevity of technological civilizations. Estimates of L range between a minimum of 70 years and 10,000 years, but even for the more optimistic scenarios, only a tiny fraction of such planets would exist in the galaxy at the present time. It is another question whether an intelligent species exists in this, or any other galaxy, which has brought about a mass extinction of species on the scale initiated by Homo sapiens since the mid-18th century and in particular since 1945..

The history of Earth includes six major mass extinctions defining the end of several periods, including the End-Ediacaran, Ordovician, Devonian, Permian, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Each of these events has been triggered either by extra-terrestrial impacts (End-Ediacaran and K-T), massive volcanic eruptions, or methane release and related greenhouse events. Yet,...

09:00

Huge 'Pterosaur' Observed at the Vermilion River in Danville, Illinois "IndyWatch Feed World"



This appears to be a very reliable eye witness.  Better yet the creature is hugging the river as has been observed in the past.  I do think that it feeds of fish and that it slides into the water to do this. So we actually have subtle conforming evidence here unlikely to be made up.
 
We have collected a literal menagerie of larger cryptids that seem to be adept in not showing their presence, though mostly because they are nocturnal.  They all seem to have large hunting ranges though that is not proven.
 
I have only just understood that our so called chupacabras must hunt in groups to fully drain a cow..


Huge 'Pterosaur' Observed at the Vermilion River in Danville, Illinois 
 
Friday, November 30, 2018 
 
https://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2018/11/huge-pterosaur-observed-at-vermilion.html

I recently received a telephone call from an eyewitness ('DF') who was referred to me by an associate.

In the spring of 2013, DF was on his property at the end of Ave. F near the Vermilion River in Danville, Illinois. It was around 4pm on a warm sunny afternoon. The property extended back to the edge of the river. DF was busy clearing brush and trees on the bluff overlooking the river. Many times he would ride his ATV to the location, then sit and watch a variety of wildlife along a game trail. 
 
There was also a dock on the property.

On this particular day, DF was taking a break from his work. After a while, he noticed that the regular sound of birds had suddenly stopped and it became usually quiet. DF said that he has always been very quick to pick-up on movement, since he has ridden a motorcycle everywhere he went, and needed to be aware of his surroundings.

As he stood on the bluff looking out onto the river, he noticed a la...

09:00

New generation of therapeutics based on understanding of aging biology show promise for Alzheimer's disease "IndyWatch Feed World"

 




What this shares is a realization that multiple factors contribute to Alzheimer and no one factor will resolve the problem. Wworse though is that nothing presently stops deterioration.  That is also unexpected as this surely unlinks the whole process from the dietary meme in particular.
.
 we need to ramp up our game here.

In the meantime  we need to check through the traditional material.


New generation of therapeutics based on understanding of aging biology show promise for Alzheimer's disease 

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation

Public Release: 7-Dec-2018...

09:00

Theres new evidence giving cash to the poor is more transformative than we thought "IndyWatch Feed World"







The sole difference between the 'MAN' and a slave has always been a handful of cash.  Claiming otherwise is utter rubbish whatever racist meme you buy into.


Let me show you ECONOMICS 101.  This is not taught at the best schools.  Approximately one fifth of society is not sufficiently monetized.  They are called poor.  Yet the per capita income is less than that of the next fifth and up.  Paying direct attention just to that fifth to ensure monetization and internal success will flush cash up into the top four fifths.

My central point is that making sure that the so called poor are doing fine will cause the rest to do just dandy.

Now simply handing over cash is not that efficient but considering that intelligent decision making is generally impossible at the level of so called government  it may be the only way in most countries.

Everyone now becomes the MAN and invests in himself which rapidly expands the economy. 



Theres new evidence giving cash to the poor is more transformative than we thought

By Abdi Latif DahirNovember 22, 2018

https://qz.com/africa/1473226/unconditional-cash-transfers-help-reduce-poverty-in-africa

When it comes to poverty alleviation in the developing world, cash transfer schemes have been at the center of a difficult debate. For years, donor agencies and governments were urged to integrate the poor into their economies by providing them with a basic amount of cash. Yet those programs have been dogged by controversies, with critics arguing they encourage dependency, negatively impact labor, and pit community members against each other.


Using evidence collected in eight countries in sub-Saharan Africa over a decade, a new paper dispels some of these common misperceptions about unconditional cash transfers in Africa. The research was conducted through the Transfer Project, a multi-partner initiative that includes the UN agencies for children and food, nati...

09:00

Burial sites from 5th and 6th centuries yield unexpected treasures "IndyWatch Feed World"

Some of the artefacts discovered during excavations at a burial site in Lincolnshire

  
What this shows is that the appetite for exotic goods continued after the Roman exit.  Earlier eras tended toward more closed communities possibly even hostile to traders and perhaps much less traffic.  Yet the real issue was the use of copper and the use of copper alloys which was used for most manufactures along with wood.

The metal served a dual purpose of currency as well.  Thus it was constantly recycled.  This economy extended to some degree to iron but there abundance and rust created much more wastage.

Most of the mined copper remained in circulation to this day.  We still generally avoid wasting it.

Burial sites from 5th and 6th centuries yield unexpected treasures
Jewellery and grooming items found during summer excavation in Lincolnshire

Haroon Siddique

Tue 27 Nov 2018 00.01 GMT

Some of the artefacts discovered during excavations in Lincolnshire. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA 


https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/nov/27/burial-sites-5th-6th-centuries-yield-female-treasures-lincolnshire 

Archaeologists have uncovered lavish burial sites for women in Lincolnshire from the fifth and sixth centuries, which illustrate how women of the time made themselves resplendent.


Items recovered from the previously unknown Anglo-Saxon cemetery include jewellery made from amber, silver and glass as well as personal grooming items such as tweezers.

Dr Hugh Willmott, senior lecturer in European historical archaeology from Sheffield University and a dig leader, said: These women...

08:45

Cosmic coincidence: NASA's Voyager 2 went interstellar the same day a Solar Probe touched the Sun "IndyWatch Feed World"

Call it a cosmic coincidence: Two probes launched four decades apart, traveled in opposite directions - and used similar instruments to gather milestone data within hours of each other. That scientific poetry took place on Nov. 5. Without orchestrated calculations or trajectory maneuvers, the grizzled Voyager 2 probe crossed into interstellar space the same day that the freshly launched Parker Solar Probe made its first close approach to our sun. Both spacecraft were equipped with unique Faraday cup instruments, which they used to gather milestone data about nearby highly charged plasma particles streaming off the sun. "To be crossing into new territory on both edges of the heliosphere at the same time to within a day - you couldn't plan that if you wanted to," Justin Kasper, an astrophysicist at the University of Michigan and principal investigator for the Solar Wind Electrons Alphas and Protons, or SWEAP, instrument on the Parker Solar Probe, told Space.com here during the annual...

08:27

Venezuelans, Crushed By Tyrannical Govt, Regret Giving Up Their Guns "IndyWatch Feed World"

The socialist government of Venezuela convinced its citizens to give up their guns in 2012, promising them it would mean peace, prosperity and a sharp reduction in violence. Fast forward six years and the nation [...]

The post Venezuelans, Crushed By Tyrannical Govt, Regret Giving Up Their Guns appeared first on News Punch.

08:25

Keanu Reeves Has Secretly Given Away Hundreds of Millions of Dollars "IndyWatch Feed World"

Keanu Reeves has suffered a series of tragic events in his life, before and after becoming a popular film star, yet that hasnt stopped him quietly and selflessly giving away hundreds of millions of dollars [...]

The post Keanu Reeves Has Secretly Given Away Hundreds of Millions of Dollars appeared first on News Punch.

08:20

Elizabeth Warren Admits Shes a White Woman "IndyWatch Feed World"

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren finally admitted on Friday that she is white and not a person of color, despite listing herself at Harvard as a woman of color while employed at the university, and recently [...]

The post Elizabeth Warren Admits Shes a White Woman appeared first on News Punch.

07:59

Federal Judge Rules Obamacare Invalid "IndyWatch Feed World"

WASHINGTON A conservative federal judge in Texas has ruled the Affordable Care Act invalid on the eve of the sign-up deadline for next year. But with appeals certain, even the Trump White House said the law will remain in place for now.

In a 55-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Reed OConnor ruled Friday that last years tax cut bill knocked the constitutional foundation from under Obamacare by eliminating a penalty for not having coverage. The rest of the law cannot be separated from that provision and is therefore invalid, he wrote.

Supporters of the law immediately said they would appeal. Todays misguided ruling will not deter us: our coalition will continue to fight in court for the health and wellbeing of all Americans, said California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who is leading a coalition of states defending the ACA.

The White House applauded OConnors ruling, but said the law remains in place while appeals proceed. President Donald Trump tweeted that Congress should pass a new law.

As I predicted all along, Obamacare has been struck down as an UNCONSTITUTIONAL disaster! Trump tweeted. Now Congress must pass a STRONG law that provides GREAT healthcare and protects pre-existing conditions.

However, Congress is unlikely to act while the case remains in the courts. Numerous high-ranking Republican lawmakers have said they did not intend to also strike down popular provisions such as protection for people with pre-existing medical conditions when they repealed the ACAs fines for people who can afford coverage but remain uninsured.

Still, Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who is expected to become House speaker in January, vowed to fight what she called an absurd ruling. She said the House will move swiftly to formally intervene in the appeals process to uphold the life-saving protections for people with pre-existing conditions and reject Republicans effort to destroy the Affordable Care Act.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said: We expect this ruling will be appealed to the Supreme Court. Pending the appeal process, the law remains in place.

Legal expert Timothy Jost, a supporter of the health law, said OConnors ruling would have repercussions for nearly all Americans if it stands. If the entire health law is invalidated, popular provisions that benefit Medicare beneficiaries and people with employer coverage would also be scrapped. That could include the section that allows parents to keep young adult children on their coverage until age 26.

About 20 million people have gained health insurance coverage since the ACA passed in 2010 without a single Republican vote. Currently, about 10 million have subsidized private insurance through the health laws insurance markets, while an estimated...

07:39

Scandal-Hit CBS to Give $20M to 18 Womens Rights Groups "IndyWatch Feed World"

NEW YORK CBS on Friday pledged to give $20 million to 18 organizations dedicated to eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace as the network tries to recover from a scandal that led to the ouster of its top executive, Les Moonves.

The announcement comes as the networks crisis deepens, with details emerging from an ongoing investigation into Moonves conduct and news surfacing of other instances of sexual misconduct at CBS.

In the latest revelation, CBS acknowledged that it reached a $9.5 million confidential settlement last year with actress Eliza Dushku, who said she was written off the show Bull in March 2017 after complaining about on-set sexual comments from its star, Michael Weatherly. Some womens rights activists called on CBS to fire Weatherly.

The funds for the grants to the 18 organizations are being deducted from severance owed to Moonves under his contract, and the company had previously said the former CEO would have a say in which groups would receive the money.

But whether Moonves, who was one of the television industrys most powerful executives, receives the remaining $120 million of his severance hinges on the investigation, which is being conducted by two outside law firms. The company has said Moonves would not be entitled to the severance if its board of directors determines he was fired for cause.

CBS said its donation to the 18 groups will go toward helping expand their work and ties into the companys ongoing commitment to strengthening its own workplace culture.

Among the recipients are Catalyst, a 56-year-old organization dedicated to empowering women in the workplace, and several groups that have emerged as prominent voices since the downfall last year of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, which triggered an avalanche of sexual misconduct allegations against powerful men across several industries.

The 18 organizations issued a joint statement praising the donations as a first step while calling on CBS to disclose the results of the Moonves investigation and the companys efforts to rectify practices that may have enabled misconduct.

We thank CBS for these donations. We also recognize these funds are not a panacea, nor do they erase or absolve decades of bad behavior, the groups said.

Moonves was ousted in September after the New Yorker published allegations from 12 women who said he subjected them to mistreatment that included forced oral sex, groping and retaliation if they resisted. Moonves has denied having any non-consensual sexual relationships.

Two other major figures at CBS have lost their jobs in the past year over misconduct allegations: 60 Minutes top executive Jeff Fager, and news anchor Charlie Rose.

The New York Womens Foundation...

07:38

The Dalai Lama Explains How to Embrace Your Anger And Transform It For True Spiritual Growth "IndyWatch Feed World"

Anger is something that none of us can avoid. Just as we sometimes feel happy, we must also feel sadness, and anger, because they help us on our paths to Nirvana.

When it comes to anger, the way we face it and really resolve it speaks volumes. Some people are good at dealing with their negative emotions but others are not. If youre the kind of person that overreacts and allows the small stuff to bring you down then youre most likely someone that isnt good at coping with anger.

The Dalai Lama has spoken about anger on more than one occasion and his wise words are some that we should all take the time to learn from. For those who might not be aware, the Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people/Tibetan Buddhists. There have been several Dalai Lamas throughout the years, but we are currently in the presence of the 14th Dalai Lama.

In Buddhism, people are taught that there are three poisons or root kleshas. Those consisting of hatred, ignorant confusion, and greed. From one comes another and so forth. While anger is a feeling more often misunderstood than not, it is quite interesting in itself. In the world of Buddhism anger is not something to be ignored, it is something that should be transformed. We must work from the inside out to overcome it.

Throughout the years, the Dalai Lama has been quite outspoken regarding his wisdom on anger. He has even stated the following on his Twitter account:

Anger and fear undermine our immune system, while warm-heartedness brings peace of mind. Therefore, just as we teach children to comply with physical hygiene for the good of their health, we should also counsel them in a kind of hygiene of the emotions.

Anger may seem to be a source of energy, but its blind. It causes us to lose our restraint. It may stir courage, but that too is blind.

Anger destroys our peace of mind and causes trouble. It also hampers our ability to function properly.

Anger and aggression sometimes seem to be protective because they bring energy to bear on a particular situation, but that energy is blind. It takes a calm mind to be able to consider things from different angles and points of view.

Forgiveness is how we put a stop to anger, ill-will and a desire for revenge.

And each of these will guide us towards one ultimate truth: anger has to be processed. It cannot simply be locked away. Calming your mind and turning that anger into something else is the very...

07:31

What the Upcoming Winter Solstice Has In Store For Each Sign of the Zodiac "IndyWatch Feed World"

As we move into Capricorn season on December 21st, we are also going to begin the celebration of the winter solstice.  This is a time in which we can and should all be working as best we can to reap the energetic benefits.

The Winter or December solstice itself is a celebration of sorts. During this time, many people work to acknowledge the presence of spirits and work towards more proper manifestations. This solstice is one that marks the true beginning of winter, and thus the time when the days are darkest and the nights are longest. During this time nature is resting, and we can all benefit from the seeds being sown.

During the solstice, we reflect and work to nourish our minds and bodies from the inside out. Whether you are nervous about all of this or patiently waiting for it does not matter, it will hit you just the same. To learn how the energies of this solstice might affect you take a peek below at what your sign has headed towards it.

Aries

As this solstice occurs, you will be finding yourself in a much happier place. A lot of things you would normally ignore will be at the forefront of your mind. The universe is going to make known where you need to be focusing so do not ignore the signs before you.

While you might not see things as they are just yet, it will all make sense later on. If something catches your attention dont waste any time trying to avoid it, address it and move forth. Now is the time to listen to your inner being.

Taurus

As this solstice occurs, you will be given lots of opportunities. An ego boost is in order and it might finally put you where you need to be in regards to your self-esteem. Youre about to have a lot of success coming your way and you definitely deserve all of it.

Gemini

During the solstice, Gemini is going to be working through some serious issues. While things could play out just fine in the end, you dont want to have to see where this is going. Just do your best and prepare for the worst. Whatever happens, will happen.

Cancer

As this solstice occurs, you are going to be feeling quite nervous. You need to work on being patient and holding yourself down. You cannot keep pushing people in the ways that you tend to.

This solstice is going to have you feeling quite thankful for the small sense of stability that you do have and working to find more. A light will be shed on some hard to swallow events and you might not know how to react. Just take things one step at a time.

Leo

This solstice is going to be forcing yo...

07:18

9 Strange Things That Affect Spiritually Gifted People "IndyWatch Feed World"

While we all have things that make us special, there are some of us with gifts that go far beyond those of most. These gifts are often quite easily spotted in others but when it comes to looking for them in ourselves, we fall short.

If youre wondering whether you have a gift, chances are asking those around you is the best place to start. They should be able to point you in the right direction to begin looking. That being said, if you are not comfortable doing that you could look for the following signs.

Spiritual gifts could be anything from the ability to comfort others to actually being able to talk to the dead or anything in-between. They come in all shapes and sizes and each one is given for a specific reason. The universe always sets us up in the ways we need to be, if youre gifted in this way eventually you will realize it.

9 Things That Usually Affect Spiritually Gifted People:

1. They are strongly affected by the energies of their surroundings.

Gifted people are not able to avoid the energies before them. While other people are able to ignore them gifted people cannot for the most part help but take them all in. The energy of a room can have drastic effects on a gifted person.

2. They can usually sense changes in nature.

Gifted people usually can tell when the weather is about to change. It could be clear out and this person would still know somehow that it was about to start raining. They are able to predict the weather much more accurately than most others and tend to do so far sooner than the weatherman does. If they say something is about to happen, you should listen to their intuition it is much stronger than yours.

3. Their nightmares and dreams are so real they feel more like memories.

Gifted people tend to have quite vivid nightmares and dreams because they are much more than just nightmares and dreams. You see, when we are sleeping the veil is thin and things from the other side can make communication through our minds eye. Those who are no more tend to speak to gifted people during their sleep more often than you might think.

4. They are often always surrounded by strangers.

Gifted people are often always surrounded by other people. Those who need to be fixed or saved are drawn to the gifted individual. While the gifted person needs to know when to cut ties, often it is something that they struggle with. People are always wanting to get something from this kind of person and it can be quite draining.

...

06:55

The Yellow Vest Insurgency: Whats Next? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Paris, France, April 2017: Macron Unveils Assault on Workers Rights.

Paris, France, December 2018: A potential worldwide insurgency of the working class starts in France as Yellow Vests occupy the streets.

Some 75% of the French back the gilets jaunes. And this support has held up despite the violence.1

The French Yellow Vests Insurgency may or may not grow into a major threat to the established order; nobody knows for sure how it will play out.

Nevertheless, the undertone has been obvious for some years. Once the world publicly recognized a division between the 1% and everybody else, the stage was set for flare-ups, like the Yellow Vest Insurgency movement, as tens of thousands of people dressed in bright yellow vests hit the streets.

Why would tens of thousands of people wearing bright yellow vests, similar to roadside workers, hit the streets? Answer: Theyre pissed off!

And, where do tens of thousands of the yellow vests come from? In 2008 France passed a law requiring all motorists to have high-visibility vests in vehicles as a safety measure should the driver need to exit a vehicle on a roadside. Therefore, everybody with a vehicle in France has a yellow vest.

It goes without saying that, over the past three decades, neoliberal globalization set the table for dissolution of the middle class as wages around the world collapsed into a SE Asian vortex of slave labor. This is the heart of the matter behind the Yellow Vest movement, albeit sparked by the Macron governments new fuel taxes. This is also the biggest reason why a worldwide revolution of the working classes may actually happen, inclusive of pretty much everybody below the top 1% plus the upper-upper-middle-class.

So far, repercussions have been potent on a worldwide basis. For example, retail stores in Cairo have been ordered by the police not to sell yellow vests. Egypts abusive dictator General Abdel Fattah al Sisi is looking over his shoulder at France where Yellow Vests have established a foothold thats spreading like a house afire.

Without doubt, governments are panicked over the prospect of radicalization of the international working class. In France, working class demands include social equality, wage increases, a halt of militarism, reinstituting the wealth tax, and the overthrow of unpopular governments, making Macron look an awful lot like a modern-day clone of Louis XVI (beheaded in 1793).

Recently, Macro...

06:41

Federal Judge Rules Obamacare Unconstitutional "IndyWatch Feed World"

Via: Reuters: A federal judge in Texas on Friday ruled the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, was unconstitutional based on its mandate requiring that people buy health insurance, a decision in a case that could reach the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. District Judge Reed OConnor in Fort Worth agreed with a coalition of []

06:14

Restored Republic via a GCR as of Dec. 15, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Dec. 15, 2018

Compiled 15 Dec. 12:01 am EST by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret. CEO, Child Abuse Recovery, Author, Twenty Two Faces. Articles on a CIA/Vatican Ninth Circle Child Sacrifice Cult: http://beforeitsnews.com/contributor/pages/243/590/stories.html

Source: Dinar Chronicles

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 was 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. 

A Special Thank You to Martha for her untiring research efforts in discerning the Truth and to Ken who uncovers unlimited intel on pedophiles to help us Save the Children. 


Judy Note: Where we think we are as of early morning Sat. Dec. 15:

A. RV/GCR: 

* For over three weeks China and Iraq have been exchanging, while private bank exchanges in the US have been going on for almost two weeks, since Mon. Dec. 3.

* On Mon. Dec. 10 everything initiated in Hong Kong.

*Q said that gold was the keyword (to the RV/GCR event). As of Wed. Dec. 12 the new US Treasury Notes were gold/asset-backed, sitting in Banks and Exchange/ Redemption Centers, live and trading on Bank Screens.

*As of Thurs. Dec. 13 a temporary information blackout was in force. Why the blackout? Three reasons might be:

(1) This week the Epstein Pedophile Island Civil case was being adjudicated in Florida, where Loretta Lynch testified against the Clintons - said done to save her own skin.

(2) This week Whistleblowers were testifying before a Co......

06:09

Global Warming Has Nothing to Do with the Sun? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Those who have come forward and presented evidence the sun is the leading cause of global warming have been typically silenced because that results produces no pot of endless government grants to justify taxes. It is interesting that while they claim use sunscreen because you can get skin cancer from the sun when it comes to global warming, the sun has nothing to do with it.

10 YEARS AGO TODAY on December 13th, Al Gore Predicted North Pole Would Be COMPLETELY ICE-FREE in Five Years! The problem we face is that when there is an endless pot of money available, people will say whatever it takes to get their hands on it.

Every spending bill in Congress needs an economic study to make some bogus claim. I was told to be a good boy. Pump out studies to support legislation and would earn millions per year. I declined the offer. I said I actually enjoy the research following the breadcrumbs to see where they lead. I guess when you can trade and make money it eliminates those types of temptations.

 

06:09

Growing Food Inside "IndyWatch Feed World"

There are a number of options for growing food inside which can be considered. There are even companies that set up indoor farms for restaurants such as Farmshelf. There are various options you can explore in the world of hydroponics and vertical farms. So there are alternatives for those caught up in global cooling. It is not all doom and gloom. The technology is there and we simply need to plan ahead. As usual, these sorts of ideas will become popular only when it turns very cold. (WE DO NOT ENDORSE ANY COMPANY OR START-UPS)

06:00

Why being a manager is a career change, not a promotion "IndyWatch Feed World"

This Buffer engineer shares some of the surprising lessons and takeaways of transitioning from an individual contributor to a manager.

Almost two years ago, I fell into becoming a manager.

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05:23

Hard Evidence Shows Camp Fire Was Manmade, Genocide and Mass Destruction of Paradise Carefully Planned "IndyWatch Feed World"

Devastation left in the wake of the Camp Fire in November 2018

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SMOKING GUN: Hard Evidence Shows Camp Fire Was Manmade, Genocide and Mass Destruction of Paradise Carefully Planned

SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE CONFIRMS:

Novembers Camp Fire Conflagration Was Fanned by Microwaves Disseminated by 3 GWEN Stations (See satellite imagery)

Evidence submitted by MAGA**PROUD TEXAN** (@drew91172026); Same ID at gab.ai
Additional evidence will be posted at CaliforniaFiresRevealed.com which will be activated within a week


*MPT has done a superb job of capturing the incriminating satellite imagery which proves conclusively what took place in Northern California to start the devastating Camp Fire. 

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04:29

Is Plastic Surgery the Right Choice for You? "IndyWatch Feed World"

In years gone by, having any form of plastic surgery came with a stigma attached, especially if it was strictly for vanity reasons. In fact, it was often only the rich and famous who had this type of work carried out, and often in secret. However, these days it has become far more acceptable, and

04:10

Reader: A Thinking Person's Desert "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Thinking Person's Desert

Submitted to Operation Disclosure | By Brent Johnson


Recently, I had occasion to view a segment of NBCs The Tonight Show in which host Jay Leno walks around New York City asking ordinary people a series of simple and basic questions. I was stunned by the general lack of education of the respondents.

From people not knowing who was the first President of the United States or how many stars are on the American flag, to a black woman who had never seen a picture of former Secretary of State Colin Powell and who when asked if she knew the last name of this man whose first name is Colin, answered, Cleanser; it was astonishing to see and hear the level of ignorance to which the average American has sunk.

The United States has become a country with one of the most poorly educated populations in the developed world. Ordinary people do not know about the founding documents of our Republic - The Declaration of Independence and Constitution for the United States. They do not understand our laws, our rights, or the limitations imposed on our governments by state and federal constitutions.

The American heritage is one of rugged individualism, adventuresome spirits, creativity and innovation, and recognition of fundamental rights that come from God, not government. However, the general population of the United States has forgotten, or even worse, never learned what makes us truly unique and special among the people of the world.

Before the Republic of the united States of America (sic) was born, all nations on earth functioned as two-class societies; with the aristocracy or nobility comprising the upper classes, and the commoners making up the lower classes. Only the nobility could own property, participate in making laws, or operate businesses. Commoners were doomed to be servants of the upper class, with no chance of ever bettering their lives. Their stations in life were determined by birth, and not by their achievements or accomplishments.

Then along came a group of highly intelligent, learned men, who stated for all to hear, that our rights come not by grant of any king, but because we are children of the Creator of All Things. This was a truly radical concept for the times, and despite the many obstacles in their path, these men won all Americans the right to live free from govern...

04:04

Reader: Sugar, and Our Health "IndyWatch Feed World"

Submitted to Operation Disclosure | By June Ann



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Sugar, and our Health

Picture is of a page from the book African Holistic Health by Llaila Afrika

As you read, sugar is one of the worst substances humans can consume.

Here is one hint/tip of vital information for us all that most Western Medical Doctors do not tell us...

When one goes to their Western Medical Doctor and asks for a cancer test, a specimen will be taken and most likely sprinkled with sugar, left for 24 hours and then observed to see if anything grew. If there is a large amount of growth, it's due to cancer. You see, cancers grow with/in sugar. Every human has a certain amount of cancer cells, but, it's when one consumes a lot of sugar and acidic foods as well that those cancer cells multiply and get out of hand. So maybe this information will help you choose foods that will aid in avoiding cancers. I hope so.

EMFs cause cancer in both humans and animals, interfere with human reproduction and triggers a syndrome of electro hypersensitivity in some individuals, characterized by headache, fatigue and cognitive dysfunction.

The laundry list of medical issues in every single category is simply, unbelievable when looking at the 5G scenario.

https://prepforthat.com/5g-health-risks/

The 5G technology is essentially a direct energy weapon. Around the world, doctors and scientists are gravely alarmed about the biological and physiological effects of that technology, and, the metals in our systems make it even worse. This level of wi-fi...

03:41

(Video) X22 Report -- Episode 1741: Plan Moving to Next Phase | Carpet Bomb Just Dropped "IndyWatch Feed World"



Published on Dec 14, 2018

The EU will not renegotiate the deal, May is in trouble, the people do want this deal. The deal was created to benefit the EU. Russia & Syria make energy deals that will bypass the Fed dollar. China's economy is slowing, retail is slowing, car sales are slowing. Trump tweets that China is a ready to make a deal and Tariffs are lifted from the US. Trump speaks out against the Fed again, says he hopes they don't raise the rates, building the narrative.



Published on Dec 14, 2018

Trump cancels the White House Holiday party for MSM. Strzok and Pages texts were wiped on purpose, but nothing is truly deleted. Clinton Foundation whistleblowers testify in front of congress. [HRC] under oath says email system was used for convenience. Huber absent, but not needed, this was a carpet bomb. The push is on, people will be pulled out of their slumber. Yemen is talking peace. Blackeye is revealed from Q's post.

03:27

British Royal Family Implicated In New Pedophile Lawsuit "IndyWatch Feed World"

The British Royal Family is being dragged back into the Jeffrey Epstein pedophile scandal after a photo of Prince Andrew with an underage prostitute was submitted as an exhibit in a new US court case.  [...]

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03:17

Federal judge in Texas strikes down Affordable Care Act "IndyWatch Feed World"

Federal judge in Texas strikes down Affordable Care Act | 14 Dec 2018 | A federal judge in Texas said on Friday that the Affordable Care Act's individual coverage mandate is unconstitutional and that the rest of the law must also fall. "The Court ... declares the Individual Mandate ... unconstitutional," District Judge Reed O'Connor wrote in his decision. "Further, the Court declares the remaining provisions of the ACA ... are inseverable and therefore invalid." The case against the ACA, also known as Obamacare, brought by 20 Republican state attorneys general and governors, as well as two individuals.

03:12

(Video) David Wilcock Exclusive Interview On EOW: Who's Behind Free Energy Disclosure? "IndyWatch Feed World"



Premiered 6 hours ago

Who is the solar power engineer genius behind the free energy generator and batteries that could be brought to your home in the near future?

David Wilcock explains all on our part 3/3 in this exclusive interview where we dive deep into Davids prediction for 2019 and the future of #FreeEnergy, how the Deep State has infiltrated every aspect of our arts and culture, ancient structures on Mars, and why the cabal are afraid of people growing their innate spiritual nature.

So hold on tight as we present you with this part 3 of 3 series episode with David Wilcock on Edge of Wonder.

03:12

Incredible Hulk Star Hospitalized After Routine Vaccination "IndyWatch Feed World"

Actor Lou Ferrigno, the original Incredible Hulk, has been hospitalized after suffering severe side effects from a routine vaccination.  Went in for a pneumonia shot and landed up here with fluid in my bicep, the [...]

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03:06

Federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional "IndyWatch Feed World"

Federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional | 14 Dec 2018 | A judge ruled Friday evening that Obamacare is unconstitutional, putting the future of the federal healthcare law in jeopardy. The decision, issued by U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor in the Northern District of Texas -- a George W. Bush appointee, is likely to face an appeal. The suit in the case, Texas v. Azar, was brought by 20 Republican state officials, who have asked that all of Obamacare be thrown out as a consequence of the new tax law, which zeroed out a penalty on the uninsured, known as the "individual mandate." The officials argued that the penalty was central to making the rest of the law work, and that without it, the rest should crumble.

03:04

New EU President: Merging Europe & Africa Part Of New World Order Plan "IndyWatch Feed World"

Incoming EU President Frans Timmermans says the merging of Europe and Africa will help bring us one step closer to a New World Order.  The former Dutch defence minister, who previously claimed Europe could not remain [...]

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03:03

Mick Mulvaney to replace John Kelly as 'acting' chief of staff, Trump says "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mick Mulvaney to replace John Kelly as 'acting' chief of staff, Trump says | 14 Dec 2018 | President Trump on Friday named White House budget director Mick Mulvaney as his new acting chief of staff, saying the former South Carolina Republican congressman will replace John Kelly as his top aide. "I am pleased to announce that Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management & Budget, will be named Acting White House Chief of Staff, replacing General John Kelly, who has served our Country with distinction," Trump tweeted...The president said Kelly, who recently announced plans to leave the White House, will stay through 2018.

03:00

British Royal Family Implicated Again In A New Court Case About Pedophilia & Sex Slavery "IndyWatch Feed World"

Never before has pedophilia and ritualistic child abuse been on the radar of so many people. Having been at Collective Evolution for nearly ten years, its truly amazing to see just how much the world has woken up to the fact that ritualistic child abuse is actually a real possibility.

The people who have been implicated in this type of activity over the years are powerful, from high ranking military people, all the way down to the several politicians around the world, and more.

One example would be the NBC news report that implicated Hillary Clinton in covering up a massive pedophile ring in the heart of the State Department, possibly why we see crimes against children in this document from the FBI. This activity could even have permeated the three letter agencies, so to have them look into it is also worrisome.


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02:56

In 2019 Bill Gates Will Spray Toxic Chemicals Into The Sky To Dim Our Sun "IndyWatch Feed World"

In 2019 scientists funded by Bill Gates will begin a massive geoengineering project aimed at dimming our sun.  Harvard scientists will attempt to replicate the climate-cooling effect of volcanic eruptions with a world-first solar geoengineering [...]

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02:50

Boy Scouts File For Bankruptcy After Adopting Far-Left Ideology "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has filed for bankruptcy after caving into pressure from far-left, politically correct groups.  Founded in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the largest Scouting organizations and youth organizations [...]

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02:41

Congress: Clinton Foundation Should Have Been Registered As Foreign Agent "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Clinton Foundation should have been registered as a foreign agent, not as a charity, Congress has been told.  According to two experts giving testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the Clinton Foundation [...]

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02:37

Humans Can Detect Events 1-10 Seconds Before They Occur, Scientists Say "IndyWatch Feed World"

Scientists have discovered that humans are able to detect events 1-10 seconds before they actually occur, confirming that precognition is a real phenomena. So what exactly is precognition? Basically, its the ability to foresee a [...]

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02:33

02:32

"A Look to the Heavens" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Beautiful emission nebula NGC 6164 was created by a rare, hot, luminous O-type star, some 40 times as massive as the Sun. Seen at the center of the cosmic cloud, the star is a mere 3 to 4 million years old. In another three to four million years the massive star will end its life in a supernova explosion. 
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Spanning around 4 light-years, the nebula itself has a bipolar symmetry. That makes it similar in appearance to more familiar planetary nebulae - the gaseous shrouds surrounding dying sun-like stars. Also like many planetary nebulae, NGC 6164 has been found to have an extensive, faint halo, revealed in this deep telescopic image of the region. Expanding into the surrounding interstellar medium, the material in the halo is likely from an earlier active phase of the O star. The gorgeous skyscape is a composite of narrow-band image data highlighting the glowing gas, and broad-band data of the surrounding starfield. NGC 6164 is 4,200 light-years away in the southern constellation of Norma.

02:30

The Poet: David Wagoner, "Getting There" "IndyWatch Feed World"

 "Getting There"

"You take a final step and, look, suddenly
You're there. You've arrived
At the one place all your drudgery was aimed for:
This common ground
Where you stretch out, pressing your cheek to sandstone.

What did you want to be? 
You'll remember soon.
 You feel like tinder under a burning glass,
A luminous point of change.
 The sky is pulsing against the cracked horizon,
Holding it firm till the arrival of stars
In time with your heartbeats.
Like wind etching rock, you've made a lasting impression
On the self you were,
By having come all this way through all this welter
Under your own power,
Though your traces on a map would make an unpromising
Meandering lifeline.

What have you learned so far? You'll find out later,
Telling it haltingly like a dream,
 That lost traveler's dream under the last hill
Where through the night you'll take your time out of mind
To unburden yourself
Of elements along elementary paths
By the break of morning.

You've earned this worn-down, hard, incredible sight
Called Here and Now.
Now, what you make of it means everything,
Means starting over:
The life in your hands is neither here nor there
But getting there,
So you're standing again and breathing, beginning another
Journey without regret
Forever, being your own unpeaceable ki...

02:29

California Rigs 2020 Democrat Election One Year In Advance "IndyWatch Feed World"

California has already rigged the 2020 Democratic presidential race to favor wealthy, corporate-backed candidates.  Lawmakers have moved their nominating contest from June to March 3rd to compete with Iowa and New Hampshire. As it takes [...]

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02:22

"And Why Are You Waiting?" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make,
who would you call and what would you say?  And why are you waiting?"
~ Stephen Levine

02:19

"How the Country Goes Broke" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"How the Country Goes Broke"
By Bill Bonner

DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA "Were down in Florida to meet a new grandchild. Its a different world down here different from Ireland, Maryland, France, Argentina our usual haunts.

Florida is flat. And barely above sea level. If the North Pole keeps warming, much of South Florida will be underwater soon. The people here are different, too. They are either young, tanned, and taut muscled and contoured. Or they are old, broken-down retirees. There dont seem to be many in the middle ordinary people, that is.

And they all seem to have a shorter outlook, as if they were aware that they will soon be swept away by the waves. People here are more eager to go out to show off and to spend money. Cars, for example, are newer and cleaner than those you see on the streets of Baltimore. And they are bigger and flashier than those you see on the country roads of Ireland. Houses, too, at least along the coast here, are bigger and fancier. 

There are also many more shops and restaurants here. Drive down almost any road and youll find strip malls, outlets, chain stores, and franchises everywhere with dozens hundreds thousands of places to spend money. With so much retail capacity to support, it is amazing that people have any money left. And what will happen when the hurricane c...

01:59

This is the Closest Picture We Have Ever Captured On the Surface of the Sun "IndyWatch Feed World"

NASA launched a solar probe back in August of this year and it has since been working to orbit close to the sun using Venus gravity. This solar probe is called the Parker Solar Probe and it recently did something quite amazing.

Well, to begin with, just last month this solar probe became the fastest-ever human-made object relative to the Sun. It surpassed 53,454 miles per hour (ca. 246,960 km/h)r and is still going strong. From here it was able to take an image that was and is the closest we have ever gotten of the Sun itself.

This recent approach was actually even traveling quite faster than the speed noted above at 213,200 miles per hour. It brought the probe about 15 million miles of the Sun itself which is quite astonishing. Images like the one we obtained in this instance are a big step towards so much more in the world of space.

Nicola Fox director of the Heliophysics Division at NASA actually said as follows in a statement on the topic as well as the mission itself:

Heliophysicists have been waiting more than 60 years for a mission like this to be possible.

The solar mysteries we want to solve are waiting in the corona.

This is the first NASA mission to be named for a living individual.

Gene Parkers revolutionary paper predicted the heating and expansion of the corona and solar winds. Now, with Parker Solar Probe we are able to truly understand what drives that constant flow out to the edge of the heliosphere.

The image is not what most would expect but also the best we are going to be able to get at the moment. Through this and measuring thermal properties while in space the probe is going to and has already been providing us with important data. New discoveries are bound to happen and great things are coming.

NASA describes the image of this encounter as follows and it can be seen below:

This image from Parker Solar Probes WISPR (Wide-field Imager for Solar Probe) instrument shows a coronal streamer, seen over the east limb of the Sun on Nov. 8, 2018, at 1:12 a.m. EST. Coronal streamers are structures of solar material within the Suns atmosphere,...

01:53

01:40

CA regulators say PG&E falsified safety records for natural gas pipelines years after deadly blast "IndyWatch Feed World"

CA regulators say PG&E falsified safety records for natural gas pipelines years after deadly blast --PG&E was convicted of six felony charges | 14 Dec 2018 | Regulators are accusing one of California's largest utilities of falsifying safety documents on natural gas pipelines over a five-year period. The California Public Utilities Commission said Friday that an investigation by its staff found Pacific Gas & Electric Co. lacked was too cheap to hire enough employees to fulfill requests to find and mark natural gas pipelines...A U.S. judge fined the utility $3 million after it was convicted of six felony charges for failing to properly maintain a natural gas pipeline that exploded south of San Francisco in 2010, killing eight people.

01:40

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Examined By Doctors As MSM And Democrats Push Fake News Story On Meeting With Paul Manafort "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Aaron Kesel WikiLeaks founder and former editor Julian Assange underwent a series of medical exams, Ecuadors top attorney Inigo Salvador said. Salvador told reporters...

01:26

Acaparamiento de tierras, financiamiento ilcito y delitos corporativos: una actualizacin "IndyWatch Feed World"

11 Dec 2018 | GRAINLos nexos entre el delito, la corrupcin y quienes estn involucrados en negocios que acaparan tierras agrcolas son reales.

01:26

El acaparamiento de tierras perpetrado por los fondos de pensin debe terminar "IndyWatch Feed World"

14 Dec 2018 | La magnitud de este fenmeno de apropiacin de tierras agrcolas por parte de las financieras tiene importantes consecuencias tanto para las comunidades rurales como para los sistemas alimentarios.

01:23

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Signs Sweeping Lame-Duck GOP Bills "IndyWatch Feed World"

MADISON, Wis. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a sweeping package of Republican legislation Friday that restricts early voting and weakens the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general, brushing aside complaints that he is enabling a brazen power grab and ignoring the will of voters.

Signing the bills just 24 days before he leaves office, the Republican governor and one-time presidential candidate downplayed bipartisan criticism that they amount to a power grab that will stain his legacy.

Just two hours later, a group run by former Democratic U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced it planned legal action to block the limitation on early voting.

Walkers action Friday came as Michigans Rick Snyder, another Midwestern GOP governor soon to be replaced by a Democrat, signed legislation in a lame-duck session that significantly scales back minimum wage and paid sick leave laws that began as citizen initiatives. Michigans Republican legislators also are weighing legislation resembling Wisconsins that would strip or dilute the authority of incoming elected Democrats.

The push in both states mirrors tactics employed by North Carolina Republicans in 2016.

Speaking for 20 minutes and using charts to make his points, Walker detailed all of the governors powers, including a strong veto authority, that will not change while defending the measures he signed as improving transparency, stability and accountability.

Theres a lot of hype and hysteria, particularly in the national media, implying this is a power shift. Its not, Walker said before signing the measures during an event at a state office building in Green Bay, about 130 miles (209 kilometers) from his Capitol office that has frequently been a target for protesters.

Walker was urged by Democrats and Republicans, including Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers and former Republican Gov. Scott McCallum, to reject the legislation. Walker, who was defeated by Evers for a third term, had earlier said he was considering partial vetoes, but he ultimately did not strike anything.

Evers accused Walker of ignoring and overriding the will of the people by signing the bills into law. He held a five-minute news conference in Madison shortly after the signing to accuse Walker of ignoring the will of the voters.

People will remember he took a stand that was not reflective of this last election, Evers said. I will be reviewing our options and do everything we can to make sure the people of this state are not ignored or overlooked.

Evers didnt elaborate and left without taking questions.

Walker, speaking after he signed the bills, brushed aside what he called high-pitched hysteria from critics of the legislation. He said his legacy wil...

01:21

What You Need To Let Go Of Right Now, According To Your Zodiac Sign "IndyWatch Feed World"

While you may not be able to see it, you are holding onto things that you need to let go of. In this world, we tend to hold onto things for far too long and that has a negative effect on our own well-being.

Aries

You need to let go of your expectations. Things are not going to work out exactly as you want them to and there is nothing wrong with that. While it might not be ideal, it will still benefit you in the long-run. Stop trying to control everything and just let things happen.

Taurus

You need to let go of your ego. While you might not realize how strong yours is, it is really holding you back. Right now no one wants to get close to you because they cannot see past your ego. You need to get off that high horse and come back down to reality.

Life is too short to spend it in the clouds. The people before you care about you and want to be there for you but if you continue on as you are you will just scare them off. They are not going to wait around forever.

Gemini

You need to let go of all the worry youve been carrying with you. You cannot change the things that are bothering you the most so you should not be giving them power. In giving them power you are only bringing yourself down. Build your inner strength up and release all the pent-up nervousness youve been holding within.

Cancer

You need to let go of your attitude. Everyone around you is getting sick of it. Its like youre stuck in a funk and not willing to make any changes. While your closest friends and family have dealt with it for a few weeks they are close to their wits end. Get yourself together and remind yourself to be humble.

Leo

You need to let go of that judgmental mindset youve had lately. You are not better than anyone else and there are people out there just as amazing as you. Sure, youre unique but if you keep your head stuck up your ass no one is going to want to be around you. Be a kinder person and see where things end up.

Virgo

You need to let go of your need for control. You are not always going to be able to get things done in the ways you want to. Sometimes life hits hard and there is nothing we can do to change it.

You are a very vulnerable person and you need to start using that to your advantage. Open the doors before you but dont take center stage just yet. T...

01:17

How the Heart Can Heal the Brain "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog and Other Stories From a Child Psychiatrists Notebook: What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing
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The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog and Other Stories From a Child Psychiatrists Notebook: What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing

A book by Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D., and Maia Szalavitz

Mom is lying. Mom is hurting me. Please call the police.

Few things are more heartbreaking than when the trust of a child has been broken. Its a betrayal of the unspoken compact between a defenseless creature and its caretaker: Im trusting you with my life. As someone with two small young ones of my own, reading through the truly horrific stories of neglect, abuse and violence inflicted on children and infants in The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog and Other Stories From a Child Psychiatrists Notebook: What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing, by Dr. Bruce D. Perry and Maia Szalavitz, was an absolutely brutal endeavor. Passages sickened me enough that at times, I had to put the book down. The vivid depictions of trauma and their damaging effects made this a truly difficult read. The scenarios that Perry and Szalavitz impart are filled not just with parental mistakes made out of ignorance or circumstances beyond control, but deliberate acts against the helpless committed by the very people who should be protecting them.

Perry and Szalavitzs book, first released in 2006 and since revised and updated, has become a textbook for therapists and psychologists, but also for anyone who works with or comes in contact with populations who may have suffered trauma. (I also highly recommend it for parents and caregivers who can make it through the tougher parts, because it informs ones understanding of children beyond the usual how-to-parent fare.) Trauma-aware or trauma-informed care is a now part of the common vernacular across education, mental health, juvenile justice and child welfare, thanks in large p...

01:17

The Power of Color Psychology: How The Colors You Wear Can Alter Your Mood "IndyWatch Feed World"

The study of color psychology has long been used by businesses and marketing agencies to drive advertising decisions, using the impact of various colors to encourage you to spend your hard-earned dollars. However, have you ever stopped to consider the way the clothes you wear could impact your overall mood?

Colors have been used in various capacities throughout our society. Take, for example, the fact that most fast-food restaurants include red in their logo. This is due to the fact that the color red has been found to trigger hunger, therefore just looking at their logo will make you hungry. Good marketing move? This same approach is often used to make doctors office waiting rooms more peaceful, while schools are considering the color use in their classrooms in an effort to improve productivity and focus.

However, what we often fail to consider is that the use of color psychology doesnt require the use of a professional. In fact, by taking the time to understand the way that the science works, you can actually put it to work in your daily life. Consider, for a moment, the decisions you make as you wake up every morning. Are you going to wear the red shirt or the blue shirt? Rather than deciding based solely on what you believe compliments your eyes, why not considering which color might bring you feelings of peace and comfort?

Discover how the colors you wear can alter your mood:

Red

One of the colors most closely associated with love, romance, and sensuality, experts say that wearing the color red can make you more attractive to those around you. For this reason, it is a favored color to wear when going on dates, or even in work-related interviews. The extra attention is sure to boost your confidence, giving you the power to take charge of your own life. If youre looking to take control, dont underestimate this power color.

Orange

Associated with creativity and excitement, those who wear the color orange are looking to tap into the emotions and express themselves in a unique and meaningful way. This isnt an overly common color when youre looking at clothing, attracting those who are interested in thinking outside the box. If you are looking to make a statement, embracing your one-of-a-kind personality, orange is your color.

Yellow

Most-often recognized as the color of the sun, yellow is the color of joy and happiness. This is important to k...

01:14

Two Jordanian journalists jailed for 2 days for publication of photomontage "IndyWatch Feed World"

An Amman prosecutor on December 10, 2018, ordered the arrest of Mohammad al-Wakeel, the publisher and editor-in-chief of the news website Al-Wakeel News, and intern editor Ghadir al-Rabihat on charges of inciting sectarian strife after a complaint was filed over an altered image of Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper"...

01:01

Their Numbers Growing, Latinos Gain Clout in the New Congress "IndyWatch Feed World"

WASHINGTON A record 43 Latinos elected to Congress are set to take the oath of office in January, including the youngest woman ever elected, two Latinas from Texas, the first Latino to represent Ohio and a woman born in Ecuador.

A few are ascending to leadership roles, demonstrating the growing clout of the 57 million Latinos who live in the United States. New Mexico Rep. Ben Ray Lujan will move into the fourth-highest position in Democratic leadership, becoming the highest-ranking Latino in the history of the House. In the Senate, Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto will become the first Latina ever in charge of the Democratic Partys campaign arm for Senate races.

Francisco Pedraza, a political scientist at University of California, Riverside, attributed the largest Latino representation ever to a larger turnout propelled by rhetoric from President Donald Trump about immigrants, but he said much more needs to be done to bring out the Latino vote. Latinos are the nations largest minority and constitute 18 percent of the total population, yet their political impact is diluted due to their low electoral turnout.

Just being annoyed is not enough, Pedraza said.

One of the power centers for Latinos in Congress is the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, where Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas is set to serve as chairman. Castro said the caucus will pursue a long list of priorities next year, including comprehensive immigration reform, reconstruction in parts of Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria, raising minimum wages, lowering the cost of health care and dealing with climate change.

Ten of the Latinos coming to Congress are incoming freshmen. As such, they will be relegated to the lower rungs of committees, yet faced with the challenge of keeping their promises to voters back home. The task will be made even tougher by divided government, with Democrats set to control the House but Republicans holding power in the Senate and White House.

Among the newcomers is California Democratic Rep. Gil Cisneros, a former naval officer and 2010 Mega Millions lottery winner whose great-grandmother was born in Los Angeles when it was still part of Mexico. He expressed optimism that Congress can come up with the first immigration reform in 30 years to define the status of 11 million immigrants, mostly from Latin America, who are living in the country illegally.

Rep. Mike Levin, another newly elected California Democrat, also thinks there are some on the Republican side of the aisle who want to see common-sense immigration reform.

We have to get past the toxic anti-immigrant rhetoric, and we have to work together to try to create an immigration system that is humane and that keeps our border secure. We can do both and we must, said Levin, an environmental lawyer...

01:00

US debt set to hit $22 TRILLION mark as indicators point to 'another financial crisis' "IndyWatch Feed World"

The rapidly exploding U.S. national debt is about to cross another critical threshold. According to the U.S. Treasury, the debt of the federal government is currently sitting at $21,854,296,172,540.94, and at our current pace we will likely hit the $22 trillion mark next month. This is a horrifying national crisis, and yet nothing is being done about it. When Barack Obama entered the White House in January 2008, the U.S. was $10.6 trillion in debt, and so that means that we have added 11.2 trillion dollars of new debt to that total in less than 11 years. Needless to say, it doesn't take a math genius to figure out that we have been adding an average of more than a trillion dollars a year to the national debt for more than a decade. But instead of getting our insatiable appetite for debt under control, Congress is actually accelerating our spending. At this point, there is no possible scenario in which this story ends well. Meanwhile, the global financial elite are really starting...

00:44

Trump Picks Mick Mulvaney as Next Chief of Staff "IndyWatch Feed World"

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Friday picked budget director Mick Mulvaney to be his acting chief of staff, ending a chaotic search in which several top contenders took themselves out of contention for the job.

Mick has done an outstanding job while in the Administration, Trump tweeted. I look forward to working with him in this new capacity as we continue to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

Trump added that his current chief of staff, John Kelly, will be staying until the end of the year. He is a GREAT PATRIOT and I want to personally thank him for his service!

One senior White House official said there was no time limit on the appointment and that Mulvaney would fill the role of chief of staff indefinitely, regardless of the acting title.

Key to his selection: Mulvaney and the president get along and Trump has appreciated how the budget director briefs him, according to the official. Additionally, Trump prized the former congressmans knowledge of Capitol Hill and political instincts as the White House prepares for both a Democratic-controlled House and the presidents upcoming re-election campaign.

Unlike with Kellys appointment, Mulvaney received the news before the president tweeted his announcement. Trump and Mulvaney met face to face Friday afternoon and spoke by phone in the evening, according to a second White House official. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the personnel matter on the record.

Mulvaney, who will be Trumps third chief of staff, will now take on his third job in the administration. He is head of the Office of Management and Budget, and for a time had simultaneously led the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Russell Vought, Mulvaneys deputy, is to take over at OMB.

The first senior official disputed reports that Mulvaney wasnt interested in the chief of staff job and said the president didnt need to change Mulvaneys mind, though the budget director had previously signaled disinterest. A person close to him had told reporters that Mulvaney had made clear in recent months that he would be more interested in taking over at the Treasury or Commerce Department.

It was unclear why Mulvaneys appointment was announced as temporary but that decision was made by the president, the first official said. The source added that Kelly was happy with the choice of Mulvaney and plans to stay on through the end of the year to assist with the transition.

A former Tea Party congressman, Mulvaney was among a faction on the hard right that pushed GOP leaders into a 2013 government shutdown confrontation by insisting on lacing a must-pass spending bill with provisions designed to cripple President Barack Obamas signature health care law.

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00:36

Israel to ok thousands of unauthorized West Bank settler homes where they know Palestinians want a future state "IndyWatch Feed World"

Israel is to authorize thousands of the settler homes built illegally in the occupied West Bank, some of them decades ago, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday. The move is likely to please pro-settler members of Netanyahu's right-wing coalition while angering Palestinians, who want the West Bank as part of a future state. "Arranging the rights for the homes allows thousands of residents to be provided with infrastructure of public buildings, educational and religious buildings," Netanyahu's office said in a statement. It did not give a specific number of homes but Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked tweeted that more than 2,000 homes would be getting permits.

00:33

7 Signs You Arent An Empath, You Are An Emotional Wreck "IndyWatch Feed World"

In recent times, the term empath has become quite popular, with many people wearing the title like a badge of honor. However, many of these people couldnt be farther from an empath.

And out of these people that are falsely calling themselves empaths, the vast majority are actually just emotional wrecks. If youre feeling as if youre being used and ran through the gutter day in and day out, all the while unable to get over the things going on in the lives of those closest to you, changes need to be made. You wont ever be comfortable if you put yourself in uncomfortable situations time and time again.

If the following signs apply to you, youre an emotional mess and you have a lot to work on. While you care for others,  you are forgetting to care for yourself. Allowing this to go on for too long can have damaging effects.

7 Signs Youre Not An Empath:

1. You are unable to remove yourself from certain situations.

If youre not able to remove yourself from the situations before you, then youre not an empath. Empaths know when and how they need to step away. They do this because they know how important it is to protect their own well-being. When they need a minute to breathe and think, they take one.

2. Youre easily irritated.

If youre easily irritated youre not an empath. Empaths are often the most patient individuals because of the things theyve grown up facing. They are not quick to anger and do not overreact. Most things do not catch them off guard.

3. You feel more annoyed than concerned when people ask you for favors.

If you feel annoyed when people ask you to do things instead of feeling concerned for them then youre not an empath. Empaths love doing things for other people. Sure, they get annoyed from time to time but overall they will do just about anything without much of a fight.

You have pulled yourself apart in this way and dont often take the way others feel into consideration. Youre quick to say no and empaths are often those who struggle to say no. In many ways, you are the opposite of an empath in this way whether you realize it or not.

4. You get upset over meaningless things.

If you were an empath you would not get upset over the things without meaning. Empaths are much more in tune with their emotions and so not as volatile as others. If you spend a lot of time blowing up and freaking out then youre probably just under more stress than you can handle.

5. You feel very detached.

If you feel de...

00:27

The Spiritual Significance of the Cold Full Moon On December 22, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

There is going to be a full cold moon very soon and with that, a major energetic shift is taking place. The full cold moon this year is going to be in cancer and because of that tells us that we should all expect change.

This December moon is going to really bring forth a sense of honor that we have not felt in quite some time. Those touched by this moon will be feeling much more ready to nurture the relationships and connections that mean the most in their lives. During this time, most of us will be working towards finding abundance despite all of the confusion going on within.

This moon is referred to as the full cold moon because it is the full moon of December and so coincides with the winter solstice most of the time. It is associated with the time in which days grow colder and nights become much longer. Uranus will be influencing this particular cold moon and because of that, we will not be feeling as angry as we have been in the past few weeks while the energies of this moon are present.

Because full moons are usually times in which we are highlighting opposing forces within our lives we usually learn a lot from them. You are going to be much more focused during the time these energies are before you but how you use them is up to you. Your personal life will be moving forth to the spotlight and a lot of exciting things might be coming forth.

Astrology King wrote as follows in regards to this full cold moon:

This is a good full moon to find original ways of doing things because of your inquisitive and inventive nature. You might receive flashes of insight to solve lingering problems in an instant. Chance encounters can also provide valuable information. You are more likely to stumble upon some critical piece of information while surfing the net. Chance encounters may lead to instant attraction and new friendships.

Your mood may become changeable and somewhat odd. However, you should feel comfortable expressing a more unique side of your personality. The lowering of your inhibitions is what facilitates the change and excitement. Importantly, this also makes it easier to share your feelings with loved ones, especially after the anger and hostility or recent weeks. This is also a good full moon to break old habits and replace them with something new.

This full moon could make or break some things that are going on before you but if you do your best with what comes forth you should come out on top. Hopefully, as time passes everything will die down and you can move...

00:23

25+ Hilarious Illustrations That Prove Our World Is Only Changing In the Worst Way "IndyWatch Feed World"

If there is one thing we are guaranteed in this life, its the element of change. From the invention of new, exciting technology to shifts in our lifestyle or overall way of life. Unfortunately, not all of these changes are positive

Take a look back at where your life was at just 10 years ago. What did your cell phone look like? What sites captivated your attention on the internet? Taking it a step further, where was the United States at in terms of a political climate and the way that we were seen around the globe? Its incredible just how much the world can change in a single decade.

A great example can be seen by looking at the popular movie Back to the Future: Part II. Released in 1989, the movie includes a well-known seen in which Marty McFly travels 30 years into the future, arriving on October 21st, 2015. While there were some accurate predictions, sure, its incredible to see just how far McFlys experience is from the true 2015, 3 years ago. Take a moment to rewatch the scene, and youll discover a world of flying cars and hoverboards. Sure, we werent there yet BUT technology like flat-screen televisions, video communication like Skype and card readers were all considered just as wild at the time, and today they are part of our daily lives.

Today we live in a world that is highly dependent on technology, with more people than ever logging onto social media and relying upon search engines like Google. Furthermore, cell phones are no longer seen as a luxury item, they are a necessity in our daily lives.

These incredible changes and more are portrayed in the following humorous yet shockingly real illustrations, revealing the many ways the world has changed (for the worse):

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00:22

Russia's law makers plan to protect the country's web from foreign interference, decrease dependence on outside infrastructure "IndyWatch Feed World"

Russian lawmakers have introduced legislation designed to reduce the country's internet resources' dependence on foreign infrastructure. The bill also envisions emergency measures in case the nation gets cut off the worldwide web. The legislation, submitted to the State Duma on Tuesday, has been drafted in the wake of the "aggressive nature of US cyber security strategy adopted in September 2018." The strategy outlines Washington's desire to maintain dominance in defining, shaping and policing cyberspace, as well as to achieve "peace through strength," countering "malicious actors" like Russia and China. The main goal of Moscow, according to the proposed legislation, is to significantly decrease dependence of the Russian internet sector on foreign infrastructure. The document envisions setting up national groundwork to keep Russia's internet functional, even if servers abroad become unavailable for any reason. This includes the creation of an entirely new system of national domain...

00:21

Mueller investigation to expand in 2019 into investigation of 'Trump collusion with Mid-East govts' "IndyWatch Feed World"

The 'Russia investigation' is set to go global. In court filings due to drop in 2019, prosecutors will unveil Middle Eastern countries' attempts to influence U.S. politics. Over the past year, the indictments, convictions, and guilty pleas have largely been connected, in one way or another, to Russia. But now, special counsel Robert Mueller's office is preparing to reveal to the public a different side of his investigation. In court filings that are set to drop in early 2019, prosecutors will begin to unveil Middle Eastern countries' attempts to influence American politics, three sources familiar with this side of the probe told The Daily Beast. Comment: Don't hold your breath. This is more kabuki theater to fuel 'the resistance' to the FACT that Trump won the 2016 election fair and square. The Gulf monarchs have been giving the Clinton Foundations of the world billion$ since the 1990s. The US long ago set itself up as the global pig trough. Middle Eastern tyrants bribe American...

00:04

"Whos in Charge of Wall Street?" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Whos in Charge of Wall Street?"
by Brian Maher

"Anarchy is amok on Wall Street, a scene of riot. Neither the bulls nor the bears are in charge, cries Michael Kramer of Mott Capital Management. Thus we find bull and bear, bovine and ursine, pitted in savage brawling, each battling for control of the nations capital. One day the bulls wrest command and the Dow Jones leaps 500 points.  The next day bears pull off a countercoup and retake the 500 points the bulls won the day before. 

The rascals may claim an additional hundred or two before the bulls come back at them the following day.
Investors are glued to the desperate back-and-forth, like breathless spectators at a tennis match with everything on the line. Which side wins ultimately bull or bear? Today we assess opposing forces and hazard an ultimate victor.  

The bears put the bulls to rout again today. The Dow Jones plunged 497 panic-stricken points. The S&P sank 51, while the Nasdaq lost another 160. MarketWatch reports on todays combats: "U.S. stocks fell sharply... as investors focused on a batch of weaker-than-expected economic data out of China and Europe, sparking fresh worries about the state of the worlds second-biggest economy and prospects for global growth. Freshly released data ou...

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23:58

100 Stockton, California residents to be selected for basic income pilot program "IndyWatch Feed World"

A special letter mail carriers are delivering to hundreds of homes in Stockton will hopefully bring a little financial relief in the New Year. The money is part of the city's basic income pilot program. Stockton is the first city in the country to launch it. The letter 1,200 people will be receiving over the next few days does not mean people will automatically receive money but it brings them closer to potentially being selected. Stockton dad Jose Miranda works hard to save his money, but setting aside a small portion of his paycheck every other week can be a challenge. He says his expenses just keep piling up.

23:36

What sanctions? Germany's investments in Russia continue to rise, despite extension "IndyWatch Feed World"

German firms continue investing in the Russian economy despite facing barriers from economic sanctions, according to the chairman of the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce Matthias Schepp. "German business extremely rarely invested in such volumes into Russia since the collapse of the USSR," Schepp said in a statement seen by Interfax. Citing Bundesbank statistics Schepp said that "net direct investments of German companies in 2017 amounted to more than 1.6 billion, and in the first three quarters of this year exceeded 2 billion." German firms were interested in opening production in Russia due to the weak ruble exchange rate, according to Schepp.

23:30

'Young miracle': Baby recovers from second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in Congo "IndyWatch Feed World"

They call her the "young miracle." A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment center just six days after birth has now recovered from the virus. Congo's health ministry calls the baby the youngest survivor in what is now the world's second-deadliest Ebola outbreak. The ministry late Thursday tweeted a photo of the infant, swaddled and with tiny mouth open in yawn or squall, surrounded by caregivers who watched over her 24 hours a day for weeks. The baby's mother, who had Ebola, died in childbirth, the ministry said. The infant was discharged from the treatment center in Beni on Wednesday. "She went home in the arms of her father and her aunt," the ministry said.

23:23

The Future of Education is Borderless "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Steven Maxwell The entire formal education apparatus seems to reinforce the repetition of learning from past generations rather than forging new ideas and new...

23:08

Two shootings in Israel and Palestine, equally criminal (Gideon Levy ) "IndyWatch Feed World"

14/12/2018 - Israel is shaken up by gunfire at settlers at the entrance to their illegal settlement but ignores the shooting of helpless Palestinians Mohammed Khabali was killed by IDF soldiers who shot him in the ...

22:49

The revolving career of Jon Kyl "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz) announced Friday he will resign from his post at the end of year.

Kyl was appointed to fill the seat of the late Sen. John McCain after his death in August. In his resignation letter to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, Kyl said hed committed to finishing out McCains term in the 115th Congress, but it was time for a new senator to join the 116th in January.

In 2013, Kyl retired after serving 18 years in the Senate and eight years in the House. Following his retirement, he became senior of counsel at Covington and Burlington, a major law and lobbying firm in Washington.

Before his congressional career, he was a lobbyist and lawyer for the Arizona firm Jennings, Strouss & Salmon up until his election to the House in 1986. In 1994, he was elected to represent Arizona in the Senate. He was selected to be the Republican Whip in 2008.

As a lobbyist for Covington and Burlington, Kyl mainly represented the industries of electronic manufacturing and equipment and pharmaceutical and health products. Clients from electronic manufacturing and equipment spent $5 million on his services, while his pharmaceutical clients spent $3.5 million.

Some of his clients included the American Council on Education, Georgetown University, Coalition for American Retirement and Qualcomm Inc.

Throughout his career as a representative and senator, Kyl received money from a number of industries...

22:47

CNN: Johnson & Johnson shares plunge after report that says it knew about asbestos in its baby powder "IndyWatch Feed World"

It was reported today that Johnson & Johnsons (JNJ) stock fell today, as much as 11% (on track to be its worst day since 2002) after a Reuters report said the company knew for decades that asbestos was in its baby powder. 1(This plunge has caused a ripple all over Wall Street as they are among []

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22:45

Discover the Power of Puma Medicine: Ancient Shamanic Practices to Awaken Your Higher Wisdom "IndyWatch Feed World"

Connect to ancient sacred healing wisdom of shamanic journeying, rituals, and prayer. Shamans of every ancient culture have opened the portals to a deeper wisdom that can reconnect you with the sacred web of life. However, shamanism isn"t just for the ancients! We can all benefit from its wisdom, bridge inner and outer worlds, and []

22:35

Nicaraguan police raid independent news organization, take equipment and documents "IndyWatch Feed World"

Bogot, December 14, 2018--Nicaraguan police last night broke into one of the country's few remaining independent news organizations and hauled away documents, computers, and TV cameras, according to news website Confidencial, which is one of the outlets affected, and other news reports....

22:35

Farm Bills corporate farm subsidies remain intact after extensive lobbying "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dairy farmers are expected to benefit greatly from the 2018 Farm Bill.

Dairy farmers are expected to benefit greatly from the 2018 Farm Bill. (KEREM YUCEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Passed overwhelmingly by Congress this week and expected to be signed by President Donald Trump, the new $867 billion Farm Bill has lobbyists fingerprints all over it, as is tradition.

More than 500 groups and companies hired lobbyists in 2017 and 2018 to advocate for them during Farm Bill negotiations as of the most recent lobbying disclosure deadline on Sept. 30, making it the fourth-most lobbied bill in the 115th Congress.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) was one of 13 Republican Senators to vote against the bill. The senior Senator was irate on the Senate floor Tuesday, criticizing the dark rooms of conference committee meetings that removed his Senate-approved amendment to lower the cap on subsidies to high-income farms. Another provision to remove a loophole that allows agri-businesses to designate family members as farm managers that can receive up to $125,000 in subsidies, even if they dont work on the farm, was also removed.

So far, the bill has not won much praise outside of Washington lobby groups, whose members will receive more taxpayer subsidies from a few select changes, Grassley said, arguing the bill will allow corporate farms to continue to manipulate the system and make life harder for new and small farmers.

Grassley noted the same thing happened in 2014 when a similar amendment of his passed the House and Senate but was removed in conference committees. Grassley is a member of the Agriculture Committee but was not selected to join the conference committee.

What lobbyists were able to accomplish in the so-called dark rooms will never be entirely clear, even when fourth-quarter lobbying disclosures are released. But critics from bot...

22:34

Brazilian 'miracle healer', who shot to fame from Oprah appearance, faces arrest in sex abuse probe "IndyWatch Feed World"

Police are investigating accusations by over 200 women that a self-proclaimed Brazilian faith healer, who became a celebrity after appearing on a show hosted by Oprah Winfrey, sexually abused them while they were seeking spiritual guidance and treatment. Prosecutors have requested the arrest of Joo Teixeira de Faria, known as "John of God", from a court in Abadiania, a small town in central Brazil where he has his spiritual center, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Wednesday. Since the first accusation was aired on television on Friday, 258 women - some of them foreigners - have come forward accusing Faria of abuses, according to the prosecutors' office for the state of Goias where Abadiania is located.

22:27

BEST OF THE WEB: 'Gilets Jaunes' movement spreading: Pro-Brexit protesters block London bridges, bring traffic to standstill "IndyWatch Feed World"

Pro-Brexit activists, wearing yellow vests similar to those worn in recent protests in France, have blocked London's Westminster Bridge, briefly bringing traffic to a standstill. Passersby tweeted content from the bridge, showing several dozen protesters sitting in front of traffic, chanting: 'Brexit now' and singing 'Rule Britannia'. Several protesters were seen waving the Union Jack flag, while others were wearing clothing with pro-Donald Trump insignia. A spokesperson for the Metropolitan police said they are aware of the protests, adding that no arrests have been made.

22:22

France Braces Itself For Massive Macron Resign Protest On Saturday "IndyWatch Feed World"

France is bracing for another round of protests as the Yellow Vest movement takes to the streets again on Saturday to demand the French presidents resignation. Over 10,000 people have already confirmed on Facebook that they [...]

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22:19

Ivankas Involvement in Trumps Inauguration May Be Her Undoing "IndyWatch Feed World"

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When it came out this year that President Donald Trumps inaugural committee raised and spent unprecedented amounts, people wondered where all that money went.

It turns out one beneficiary was Trump himself.

The inauguration paid the Trump Organization for rooms, meals and event space at the companys Washington hotel, according to interviews as well as internal emails and receipts reviewed by WNYC and ProPublica.

During the planning, Ivanka Trump, the president-elects eldest daughter and a senior executive with the Trump Organization, was involved in negotiating the price the hotel charged the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee for venue rentals. A top inaugural planner emailed Ivanka and others at the company to express my concern that the hotel was overcharging for its event spaces, worrying of what would happen when this is audited.

If the Trump hotel charged more than the going rate for the venues, it could violate tax law. The inaugural committees payments to the Trump Organization and Ivanka Trumps role have not been previously reported or disclosed in public filings.

The fact that the inaugural committee did business with the Trump Organization raises huge ethical questions about the potential for undue enrichment, said Marcus Owens, the former head of the division of the Internal Revenue Service that oversees nonprofits.

Inaugural workers had other misgivings. Rick Gates, then the deputy to the chairman of the inaugural, asked some vendors to take payments directly from donors, rather than through the committee, according to two people with direct knowledge. The vendors felt the request was unusual and concerning, according to these people, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they signed confidentiality agreements. It is not clear whether any vendors took him up on his request.

The revelations about the inaugurations finances show how Trump blurred the lines between his political and business lives, as the real estate mogul ascended to the presidency.

On Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reported that federal prosecutors in New York have opened a criminal investigation into whether the inaugural committee misspent money and whether donors gave in return for political favors, citing people familiar with the matter. In addition, The New York Times reported that...

22:18

Goosanders swimming in Sweden, video "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video is about female and male goosanders swimming in Sweden.

22:18

Mexico cracks down on illegal immigration, tells migrants 'Get in line and you can enter' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mexico's top security official said Wednesday the government will close off illegal entries at its southern border with Guatemala, but didn't say how the country plans to do it. Interior Secretary Olga Sanchez Cordero also said the migrant caravans that crossed the southern border in October "is no longer an issue." "Do you know why it is no longer an issue? Because in five days this administration solved the issue, five days," she said, referring to the first week since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office Dec. 1. "The United States was impressed."

22:17

Call the COPs! This Swedish teenager just wrecked U.N. climate negotiators "IndyWatch Feed World"

Greta Thunberg is sick of political BS. She wants action on climate change STAT.

22:15

Psycho priest violently forces toddler's head into holy water because 'Satan was inside her' "IndyWatch Feed World"

A priest faces a church court after video emerged of him violently forcing a toddler's head underwater three times while she screamed. Ilia Semiletov has been suspended from his post with the Russian Orthodox Church over the violent baptism of the two-year-old girl. Semiletov allegedly hit her head on the font during the baptism, a claim which both the church and the girl's mother deny. Although the unnamed girl's parents did not register a complaint, her mother admitted the girl 'cried because she was scared of the priest.' She added she was 'grateful' to Semiletov for baptising her daughter.

22:12

US litters Kosovo streets with its flag as the region votes to create vassal army, Serbs respond with flying Serbian flag "IndyWatch Feed World"

American flags were flown over the Albanian-majority south side of Mitrovica in Kosovo as the region voted to create its own army. In response, buildings on the north side were draped in Serbian flags, hanging out of windows. Peacekeepers from the NATO force KFOR rolled onto the bridge connecting the two halves of the divided city of Mitrovica in Kosovo on Thursday, as the breakaway region's MPs prepared to approve the creation of its own army. The streets behind the peacekeepers' armed vehicles, on the Albanian-majority southern side of the city, were adorned with strings of overhanging American flags - the US being about the only major international player that backed the idea of a Kosovan army.

22:05

Iraqi throws shoes at Bush, 10 years ago "IndyWatch Feed World"

10 years ago, an Iraqi journalist threw his shoes at then United States President George W Bush, who had invaded and destroyed his country.

22:01

Number of prisoners in Russia drops to record low "IndyWatch Feed World"

Russia enjoys a record-low number of inmates, thanks to "humanization" of the penal code, deputy chief of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) has said, adding that the number of jailed people is expected to shrink further. Over the past few years, the number of inmates in Russia has dropped by nearly 250,000, the FSIN deputy head, Valeriy Maksimenko, toldjournalists on Friday. Currently, 467,000 people are serving jail terms, which is the lowest number in modern Russian history.

21:56

The New Year Is Going to Start Off With a Bang Due to a Super Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse! "IndyWatch Feed World"

Throughout 2018 we dealt with a roller-coaster year when it comes to our astrological experiences, hitting its peak as 7 planets moved into retrograde simultaneously. While 2019 is predicted to be a little easier on us, dont hold your breath its starting out with a bang!

The New Year is just around the corner, a time for fresh starts and new beginnings. If you havent already considered your plans for the coming year in terms of what you hope to accomplish this year, nows your time! The world is in the palm of your hand, yours for the choosing. Close your eyes for a moment where do you picture yourself at this time next year? Dont sell yourself short.

On January 20/21 we will be treated to an incredible sigh, a Super Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse. The term blood moon refers to an astrological phenomenon when the moon, usually a whitish color in the night sky, appears a ruddy-brown or red color. This is a side effect of a full eclipse, in which a small amount of light from the sunrises and sunsets here on Earth falls upon the moon, these specific light waves reflecting back to us in this reddish tint.

As it requires such specific circumstances with the presence of a total eclipse, these events dont happen often. Even more impressive is that this specific blood moon will be visible throughout all of North and South America, as well as some parts of Europe, Africa, and Asia, assuming there are no unforeseen issues with the weather. Its going to be an incredible sight and one that you dont want to miss!

However, this astrological event isnt just going to be visually impressive. The Super Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse also carries an incredible energy, one that is going to have a significant impact on our lives.

Much like the planets in our solar system, the moon also rules over a specific area of our lives our emotions. As we move through the moons phases, our emotional state will ebb and flow. The full moon is the highest point, the point where our emotions are at its most intense. Feelings like annoyance or happiness quickly become anger and joy, strong feelings that are impossible to avoid. These feelings are further intensified with the super-moon, a time in which the moon is seen as bigger and brighter than ever.

Combine this with the energy of the total lunar eclipse, and there is no better time to make some major life moves. Astrologists recognize a lunar eclipse as the closing of a chapter, time to pu...

21:53

SOTT FOCUS: Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Interview with Laura Knight-Jadczyk and Pierre Lescaudron (Part 2) "IndyWatch Feed World"

This is part two of a discussion between Laura Knight-Jadczyk and Pierre Lescaudron, editors at SOTT.net and authors of Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection: The Secret History of the World, with ADAPT2030 (David DuByne). The news cycle is largely distraction from increasing food prices and societal changes as Earth shifts to a cooler climate. As the Eddy Grand Solar Minimum intensifies, a 400-year cycle in our Sun is affecting crop production, the economy and everyone on our planet. This is a timeline for what you can expect from now to 2030 as the frequency from our Sun changes... Topics from the interview: Magnetic Field weakening on Earth Volcanic winter if a VEI6-7 occurs during the Eddy Grand Solar Minimum Decreasing charge of Earth's Ionosphere leads to increased volcanic activity Global Electric Circuit Electric Universe Late Antique Little Ice Age and SO2 in the air globally Galactic Cross Victor Clube Continental climate in both Asia and N. America will cool...

21:51

Green Beret major charged with murdering Afghan man "IndyWatch Feed World"

A U.S. Army Green Beret major has been charged with murder in the death of an Afghan man during his 2010 deployment to the war-torn country, the U.S. military says. A spokesman said on December 13 that Major Matthew Golsteyn's commander had determined that "sufficient evidence exists" to warrant the charges. Golsteyn has allegedly admitted to shooting and killing a man in Afghanistan, saying he suspected him of being a Taliban bomb maker.

21:48

US sets new Africa strategy condemning 'predatory' practices of Russia and China "IndyWatch Feed World"

The United States has denounced the "predatory" practices of Russia and China in Africa as it unveiled a refocus of its strategy that will include an end to "indiscriminate assistance across the entire continent." National-security adviser John Bolton said on December 13 that the new strategy would look to counter the efforts of Moscow and Beijing, which he accused of "deliberately and aggressively targeting their investments in the region to gain a competitive advantage." Bolton said Russia is "seeking to increase its influence in the region through corrupt economic dealings." He accused Moscow of selling arms and energy in exchange for votes at the UN "that keep strongmen in power, undermine peace and security, and run counter to the best interests of the African people." China, he said, has used "bribes, opaque agreements, and the strategic use of debt to hold states in Africa captive to Beijing's wishes and demands." Bolton said that under the new "Prosper Africa" strategy, the...

21:47

Prosecutors now probing Trump inauguration spending "IndyWatch Feed World"

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are looking into whether President Trump's inaugural committee misspent funds or accepted donations in exchange for access to the administration, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The Journal reported that many of the president's biggest campaign supporters were contributors to his inaugural fund. Donating in exchange for political favors or using funds for purposes other than the inauguration could violate federal laws. The news outlet, citing people familiar with the matter, reported that the investigation is in its early stages, and stemmed from materials obtained during an FBI raid earlier this year of longtime Trump attorney Michael Cohen. Investigators in those raids reportedly obtained a recorded conversation between Cohen and Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former adviser to first lady Melania Trump who worked on the inauguration. Wolkoff is heard expressing concern about how the committee was spending money, the Journal reported, but...

21:46

FBI violated policy; Federal judge demands all exculpatory evidence in Flynn's case "IndyWatch Feed World"

A federal judge overseeing the case of Former National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn is demanding to see the FBI's first interviews with the retired three-star general after explosive information contained in a sentencing memo released Tuesday night revealed that senior FBI leadership suggested he not have a lawyer present, nor warn him that his interview was subject to penalties if he failed to provide all the answers, according to the 178 page Defendants memorandum submitted to the court. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan ordered Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office Wednesday night to turn over all the government's documents by mid-day Friday. The exculpatory documents requested by Sullivan include any memorandums regarding Flynn's case because of the extraordinary circumstances of the information, according to Sullivan's request. Further, Sullivan is also requesting any documentation regarding the first interviews conducted by former anti-Trump agent Peter...

21:46

Congress hides, passes illegal legislation in Farm Bill supporting ongoing genocide in Yemen "IndyWatch Feed World"

Yesterday, Congress violated the Constitution and the War Powers Act by voting to block and further moves by Congress, to withdraw U.S. forces from the wholesale slaughter and genocide currently taking place in Yemen. This move was done using the Farm Bill. Many Americans are wondering what, exactly, a Farm Bill has to do with genocide in Yemen. The answer to that question is absolutely nothing. However, it does make for a good hiding place for insidious and illegal legislation, which is why the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 contained a section which removed the application of the War Powers Resolution. As the mainstream media reported on the government finally legalizing a plant-industrial hemp-that should have never been illegal in the first place, one of the most disgusting moves ever by Congress was carried out in the dark like cockroaches. "To avoid a debate on whether the US should be involved in a war in Yemen, today our leadership will trick members into suspending...

21:45

Overcoming the Darkness and the Footsoldiers in the War Against Christmas. "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!! This is exclaimed in all caps as a victory dance over the footsoldiers in the WAR AGAINST CHRISTMAS. The airwaves are inundated with tawdry advertising. People are pushing through the crowds, Trampling one another, in search of a reasonable facsimile for the Love gone missing; the feeling of unity and the joy of sharing that you only find in the homes and towns where the poor in spirit congregate.

One does not need a church when their own being is an Adytum and when one inspired to walk in the footsteps of the master, does so and... finds that interior guidance that leads them toward the candle in the window, long as I can see the light that said, my Faith, Certitude and Determination remind me through my every day that,



That said; A picture is surely worth a thousand words, even if most of them are not to be spoken in polite company. The next streaming imagery is best left unseen but it speaks to the presence of accelerating madness that spews like a geyser out of the murk of... perhaps, blood will tell? An apocalypse not only reveals the presence of a divine presence, behind all appearances, but it also reveals what happens where there is no vision. NOTHING taking place around you, or reflects upon you, unless you mirror the image of it. No power on Earth can hold sway over one who is 'not to be moved'. What is real, ALWAYS neutralizes and.... causes to vanish what is not real, just as the sun burns away the mists of morning. My dear friend, Vivasvan, presently resident in Lord Surya's seat presents to every discerning eye, the unshakable truth that the sun is the source of ALL manifest life on this planet. Ergo... the divine is the source of all spiritual life, concealed within the physical presentation of temporary existence. What you can see, proves the existence of what you cannot see. If you don't get this, you don't get it.

If you are motivated to believe in what is eternal,...

21:45

Trump dossier author, Christopher Steele, was hired to help Hillary challenge 2016 election results "IndyWatch Feed World"

British ex-spy Christopher Steele, who wrote the Democrat-financed anti-Trump dossier, said in a court case that he was hired by a Democratic law firm in preparation for Hillary Clinton challenging the results of the 2016 presidential election. He said the law firm Perkins Coie wanted to be in a position to contest the results based on evidence he unearthed on the Trump campaign conspiring with Moscow on election interference. His scenario is contained in a sealed Aug. 2 declaration in a defamation law suit brought by three Russian bankers in London. The trio's American attorneys filed his answers Tuesday in a libel lawsuit in Washington against the investigative firm Fusion GPS, which handled the former British intelligence officer. In an answer to interrogatories, Mr. Steele wrote: "Fusion's immediate client was law firm Perkins Coie. It engaged Fusion to obtain information necessary for Perkins Coie LLP to provide legal advice on the potential impact of Russian involvement on...

21:43

Missing Strzok-Page text messages were destroyed by the DOJ before the IG could review them "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Department of Justice wiped text messages between former FBI employees Lisa Page and Peter Strozk from their cell phones before the Office of the Inspector General could review them, a new report from the DOJ watchdog reveals. Page and Strozk's involvement with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation has been heavily scrutinized after it was revealed they had sent numerous anti-Trump text messages back and forth to one another. Mueller has been tasked with looking into whether or not Donald Trump and his campaign associates coordinated with Russian officials to steal the 2016 election away from Hillary Clinton. The 11-page report reveals that almost a month after Strzok was removed from Mueller's team, his government-issued iPhone was wiped clean and restored to factory settings by another individual working in Mueller's office. The special counsel's Record's Officer told investigators that "she determined it did not contain records that needed to be retained." "She...

21:43

The federal judge overseeing Michael Flynn's sentencing found evidence FBI created multiple 302 summaries "IndyWatch Feed World"

On Tuesday, attorneys for Michael Flynn filed a sentencing memorandum and letters of support for the former Army lieutenant general in federal court. The sentencing memorandum reveals for the first time concrete evidence that the FBI created multiple 302 interview summaries of Flynn's questioning by now-former FBI agent Peter Strzok and a second unnamed agent, reported to be FBI Special Agent Joe Pientka. Further revelations may be forthcoming soon following an order entered late yesterday by presiding judge Emmet Sullivan, directing the special counsel's office to file with the court any 302s or memorandum relevant to Flynn's interview. Flynn, who served briefly as President Donald Trump's national security advisor, pleaded guilty more than a year ago to making false statements to federal investigators during a January 24, 2017 interview. During that interview, Strzok and (presumably) Pientka questioned Flynn about a telephone conversation the Trump advisor had with Russian...

21:42

China to suspend added tariff on US autos "IndyWatch Feed World"

China has said it will temporarily halt its additional 25 percent tariff on vehicles made in the United States. The relief will last for three months staring from January 1, as part of an agreed truce between Beijing and Washington. The Chinese finance ministry said on its website that China will suspend 25 percent tariffs on 144 vehicles and auto parts originating from the U.S. and 5 percent tariffs on an additional 67 auto items. U.S. President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping agreed to lessen the impact of trade tariffs for the first 90 days of 2019, following a dinner in Argentina on December 1. The U.S. has slapped a 25 percent tariff on finished vehicles built in China and 10 percent on most auto parts. China's 40 percent tariff on U.S. car imports will now reduce to 15 percent for 90 days. That brings the auto tariffs in China back down to the same level as before the point that the two countries began imposing tit-for-tat levies.

21:42

Erdogan: 'Cleanse them'; remove Kurdish militias or Turkey will send troops "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US must have Kurdish militias withdraw from the Syrian town of Manbij, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday, otherwise he will order his troops to take the key settlement. The threat, delivered during a speech in Istanbul, ramps up Erdogan's rhetoric targeting the YPG militias. Earlier on Wednesday, he publicly complained that the US, which support the Kurds in northeastern Syria, is failing to deliver on its promise to clear Manbij of Kurdish fighters. Ankara considers Syrian Kurdish paramilitaries as an extension of the Turkey-based anti-government guerrillas and brands the YPG as terrorists. "Manbij is a place where Arabs live, but they have surrendered the area to the terror organization," the Turkish president told a judiciary conference. "Now we are saying that you should cleanse, remove them, or else we will enter Manbij. I am speaking very clearly."

21:41

Truce agreement achieved for Yemen's lifeline port city of Hudaydah "IndyWatch Feed World"

Warring sides in Yemen's conflict have agreed to a cease-fire for the key port city of Hudaydah. The delegations from the Yemeni government and the Shi'ite Huthi rebels reached agreement on December 13 at the end of UN-brokered talks in Sweden aimed at ending nearly four years of civil war. The Red Sea port city of Hudaydah is the main lifeline for two-thirds of the country, and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said the cease-fire was crucial to getting aid to millions of Yemenis. The agreement will see "a mutual redeployment of forces from the port and the city and the establishment of a governorate-wide cease-fire," Guterres said. "The UN will play a leading role in the port and this will facilitate the humanitarian access and the flow of goods to the civilian population. And it will improve the living conditions for millions of Yemenis. The agreement could "be a starting point for peace and for ending [the] humanitarian crisis in Yemen."

21:40

Totalitarian hell: Sweden votes to extend smoking ban to most public places "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sweden is banning outdoor smoking in certain public places, including playgrounds and train station platforms. In a 142-120 vote on Wednesday, the Riksdagen extended the smoking ban as of July 1, 2019. Smoking in outdoor restaurants and entrances to booths for smokers will also be banned. In Sweden, smoking is currently allowed in designated smoking areas in most workplaces and public places. Official figures show only 11 per cent of the Swedish population of 10 million smoked daily in 2016, with about 10 percent smoking occasionally.

21:38

SOTT FOCUS: SOTT Earth Changes Summary - November 2018: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs "IndyWatch Feed World"

This last month of November the town of Paradise in California turned into a living hell. Apocalyptic wildfires ravaged the state triggering mass evacuations, causing 85 deaths and record losses. 1,890,438 acres were turned to ashes. But that's not all, floods and snow have been added to the deadly mix causing more destruction. Seismic activity and other geological phenomena increased in November. A 6.3 degree earthquake in Iran and a 7.0 in Anchorage, Alaska, to mention the most significant. Meanwhile, volcanoes in Guatemala, Russia, Mexico, and Italy all sprung into action and India and Saudi Arabia were affected by huge earth cracks that are becoming more common around the world. The earth appears to be 'opening up'. Heavy rain, floods and big hail have become the new normal - even in some countries' dry season - causing hundreds of deaths this month, failed crops and infrastructure damage. Kuwait, Vietnam and Sydney paid a heavy toll, but the Middle East and Italy were the most...

21:36

The Yellow Vests Are Just Getting Started! "IndyWatch Feed World"

In the second part of Lukes interview with our man on the ground Bob in France. He believes the Yellow Vests are just getting started and they can change the world.

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21:31

Dinosaur age shark teeth discovery in Dutch Maastricht "IndyWatch Feed World"

Cretaceous fossil shark's tooth from the Dutch Maastricht ENCI quarry, photo by Frans Frenken

This photo by Frans Frenken shows a Cretaceous fossil sharks tooth from the Dutch Maastricht ENCI quarry.

Translated from Dutch ANP news agency today:

Old shark teeth in Limburg ENCI quarry

Five teeth of an extinct mackerel shark were found in the ENCI quarry in Maastricht. According to conservation organisation Natuurmonumenten the animal was about 4 to 5 meters long. It lived about 66 to 68 million years ago.

Just before the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event which killed the dinosaurs and many other animals.

South Limburg was then a shallow subtropical inland sea.

Mackerel shark

The triangular teeth are about 2.5 centimeters. The mackerel shark used to eat sea turtles, fish and other animals. The first tooth was accidentally found during a guided tour of Natuurmonumenten volunteers on 17 November. On December 1 someone else found four more shark teeth.

The ENCI quarry has been used since 1926 to extract limestone. That stopped this year. The area is now being transformed into a nature and recreation area, to be opened in 2020. In the limestone layers in the quarry are many remains of prehistoric animals, such as sea urchins, corals, cephalopods and seashells.

Fossils

Fossils are oft...

21:29

AFRICOM: The Empire's neocolonial occupation force "IndyWatch Feed World"

Amid the George HW Bush imperial death-orgy, the endless saga of Midtown Mussolini's daily news cycle, the seemingly unprecedented political upsurge in France, and countless other show-stopping news stories, you likely missed three very sad, yet revealing, incidents out of the Sahel region of West-Central Africa. First, on November 18th, a massive offensive against a Nigerian military base by a faction of the Boko Haram terror group known as the Islamic State West Africa (ISWAP) killed upwards of 100 soldiers. The surprise attack came at a time when Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who famously (and repeatedly) has declared victory against Boko Haram and terrorism, has faced a crisis of legitimacy, falling approval ratings, and an impending election in early 2019. Just days later, on November 22nd, while most Americans were gathering with family and eating turkey on Thanksgiving, a contingent of about 50 armed militants kidnapped at least 15 girls in Niger, just outside a town...

21:26

COP24: los dinosaurios tienen el protagonismo y peligran las ambiciones "IndyWatch Feed World"

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21:23

Egyptian Journalist Detained in Public Bathroom, Beaten by Police at Airport "IndyWatch Feed World"

At 4pm on Thursday 14 December Egyptian journalist AbdulRahman Ezz was prevented from boarding his flight to France from Edinburgh Airport where he intended to cover the yellow vest demonstrations in Paris.

Waiting for him at the door of the plane was a policeman wearing civilian uniform who asked for a brief word before he continued to board. Have I done something wrong? he asked. Ezz had been through a similar ordeal last year when he was detained on a flight from Istanbul for six hours. His camera, phone and computer were confiscated and not returned to him for a week.

Its no problem, replied the policeman, leading him aside and gesturing towards another woman. Myself and my colleague just have some questions, come to this room. He went on to inform Ezz that the interview would be held under the Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act Law 2000, which has been described by advocacy group Liberty as a broad and intrusive power to stop individuals at airports without even suspecting the person has been involved in terrorism.

Powers like this are ripe for overuse and abuse, they state on their website. They are invariably used in discriminatory fashion, with stops based on stereotype rather than genuine suspicion.

Once inside the room it became clear that Ezz would not be arriving in Paris in two hours. I will miss my flight, he told the policeman. He asked if he could call his wife, who was expecting a phone call from him when he landed, and his colleague at Al Jazeera Arabic who would receive him at Charles de Gaulle. All of his requests were turned down.

Ezz says he was asked by the policeman to remain silent, but he wanted answers: Why couldnt he contact his family? Why had he been detained? Was it because of his beard, the colour of his skin, or his religion? He was told again to remain quiet and when he did not was taken out of the room and forced aggressively into a public, disabled toilet in the corridor. The officer holding him shut the door, held his arms behind his back and informed Ezz that this was procedure.

Does the law allow you to keep me in here? he asked the officer, who in response began to punch him in the stomach. The policemen standing outside came inside the toilet and asked him to be quiet, told him he was breaching the peace and scaring the women and children outside. You are violating my human rights, replied Ezz and asked agai...

21:23

Is Macron Winning In France? "IndyWatch Feed World"

In this video, Luke speaks with his source on the ground in France! What is about to happen with a movement that has shocked the world? And with the concessions made is Macron winning in France?

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21:22

Facebook Exposed Users Private Photos "IndyWatch Feed World"

Millions of Facebook users private photos may have been exposed due to a bug, the social network announced Friday. For 12 days in September, as many as 6.8 million peoples private photos were accessible to third-party apps.

A bug in Facebooks photo software authorized as many as 1,500 apps to access photos that users had not shared on their timelines, such as photos posted to Facebook Stories and photos that users uploaded to Facebook and then decided not to post. The social network said it would contact people affected by the bug.

We have fixed the issue but, because of this bug, some third-party apps may have had access to a broader set of photos than usual, wrote Tomer Bar, an engineering director at Facebook. Generally, apps have access to the photos people have shared on their timelines. Bar added: Were sorry this happened.

TechCrunchs Josh Constine reported that Facebook learned about the bug Sept. 25. The apps had access from Sept. 13 to Sept. 25. Constine wrote:

That it keeps photos you partially uploaded but never posted in the first place is creepy, but the fact that these could be exposed to third-party developers is truly unacceptable. And it seems Facebook is so tired of its failings that it couldnt put forward even a seemingly heartfelt apology is telling.

Engineers at Facebook discovered another security breach on Sept. 25 as well. As many as 50 million accounts, Facebook announced days later, were completely exposed to attackers.

It is not uncommon for us to receive reports about high or critical bugs from researchers, Facebooks security engineering manager, Dan Gurfinkel, told Wired. The September security incident involved a case of three different bugs interacting with one another. Among other lessons, it served as a reminder that its important to get as many eyes as we can to evaluate and test our code.

Im glad we found this and fixed the vulnerability, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said...

21:21

Confirmed: US diplomats suffered ear damage after a mysterious illness reported at its Cuban embassy "IndyWatch Feed World"

More than two dozen diplomats stationed at the US embassy in Cuba suffered genuine in-ear damage after a mystery illness caused "intense" pain and dizziness, a study by the doctors who first treated them found. The series of unexplained cases had prompted fears that the diplomats were intentionally targeted by Cuba with some kind of futuristic sonic weapon and even led the US embassy to downsize its staff in Havana last year out of concerns for their "health, safety, and well-being." The new study, conducted by physicians at the University of Miami and the University of Pittsburgh published in the Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology journal, found that all of the individuals had suffered "unsteadiness and features of cognitive impairment." In total, 25 people had reported intense pain in one or both ears as well as tinnitus, a ringing in the ears. The doctors confirmed that the patients displayed "abnormalities in the otolithic organs" which help maintain the body's balance....

21:20

Texas had more rainfall this fall than in recorded history "IndyWatch Feed World"

Walking outside before or after work, residents may notice there seems to be more moisture in the air, with rainfall coming down many times over the past couple of months. Texas had more rainfall this fall than in recorded history - which dates back to 1895 - and tropical weather disturbances had nothing to do with it, Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Meteorologist George Bomar said to Texas Media Directory. A total of 15.27 inches, averaged statewide, was more than double the normal for the season that runs from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30, according to TMD, with the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex receiving about 29.21 inches. Gayle White of Cleburne - who has an official weather gauge from NBC DFW - measured 4.88 inches in September, 10.73 inches in October and 3.35 inches in November.

21:19

Almost everyone overdoes it, devastates your midsection "IndyWatch Feed World"

Understanding what makes for a healthy diet and lifestyle has never been more important. Shockingly, obesity has now become a greater global health crisis than hunger and is the leading cause of disability and chronic illness around the world. On average, the global population is plagued by obesity-related pain and illness during the last 14 []

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21:16

A leg for a rock: Palestinian protest victims show Israeli troops aim for lower extremities "IndyWatch Feed World"

Israeli forces deployed along the volatile border with the Gaza Strip have fired live rounds at rock-throwing Palestinian protesters ever since demonstrations against Israel's long-running blockade of Gaza began in March. And for eight months, Israeli snipers have targeted one part of the body more than any other - the legs. The Israeli army says it is responding to weekly assaults on its frontier by Palestinians armed with stones, grenades and firebombs. The military says it opens fire only as a last resort, and considers firing at the lower limbs an act of restraint. Still, 175 Palestinians have been shot to death, according to an Associated Press count. And the number of wounded has reached colossal proportions. Of the 10,511 protesters treated at hospitals and field clinics in Gaza so far, at least 6,392, or roughly 60 percent, have been struck in the lower limbs, according to Gaza's Health Ministry. At least 5,884 of those casualties were hit by live ammunition; others have...

21:15

Huge green meteor fireball from Geminid meteor shower captured on Indiana officer's dash cam "IndyWatch Feed World"

An Indiana officer got a stunning view of the Geminid meteor shower known as one of the best meteor shows of the year from his patrol car late Wednesday. Cpl. Chris Cramer from the Howard County Sheriff's Department was driving on a roadway just before midnight when a flash of bright light caught his eye. "[He] caught what appears to be a meteor entering our atmosphere on his dash camera near 600 E. on SR22," the sheriff's department posted on Facebook Thursday night, along with a 20-second clip.

21:13

Unprecedented New Map Unveils Illegal Mining Destroying Amazon "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Loraine Chow via Eco Watch

first-of-its-kind map has unveiled widespread environmental damage and contamination of the Amazonrainforest caused by the rise illegal mining.

The survey, released Monday by the Amazon Socio-Environmental Geo-Referenced Information Project (RAISG), identifies at least 2,312 sites and 245 areas of prospecting or extraction of minerals such as gold, diamonds and coltan in six Amazonian countriesBolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. It also identified 30 rivers affected by mining and related activities.

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The scope of illegal mining in the Amazon, especially in indigenous territories and protected natural areas, has grown exponentially in recent years, with the rise in the price of gold, said Beto Ricardo, head of the RAISG, in an accompanying report about the map.

21:08

UK charity warns number of rough sleepers up 20% since last Christmas "IndyWatch Feed World"

Levels of rough sleeping rough in the UK have doubled in five years - rising by 20 per cent in just 12 months, according to new figures. The government has been accused of "ignoring an ongoing crisis" as research estimates more than 24,000 people are currently sleeping on the streets or in cars, public transport or tents has soared since 2012. Campaigners said reduced investment for affordable homes, cuts to housing benefit and a lack of protection for private renters had prompted the rise, leaving thousands of people with no choice but to sleep rough. It shows the largest increase was in England, where the figure has soared by a staggering 120 per cent in five years to around 22,000. In Scotland, by contrast, the number of people recorded as sleeping rough has dropped by 6 per cent to 1,600. The research, collated by academics at Heriot-Watt University for Crisis, suggest the true scale of rough sleeping is far higher than government estimates, which put the figure for England at...

21:03

Rare fireball shines 10,000 times brighter than Polaris from Beijing's urban area "IndyWatch Feed World"

On December 13, a fire meteor of magnitude -8.1 was detected by a meteor monitoring site in Beijing. The fireball came from this year's Geminid meteor shower. At 22:51 on December 12, the monitoring site first detected a shooting star of magnitude 1.7. Two hours later, the site observed the fire meteor of magnitude -8.1. To measure the brightness of stars, astronomers created the concept of magnitude. The greater the magnitude is, the darker the star is. Zhang Chao, a science popularization worker at China's National Astronomical Observatory, told Beijing Youth Daily that the brightness of a fireball is usually greater than magnitude -1, but the brightness of this fireball observed in Beijing reaches magnitude -8.1, which is very rare.

20:56

Venezuelas Maduro Says John Bolton Was Behind his Assassination Attempt "IndyWatch Feed World"

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro gave a press conference to international media Wednesday where he hailed the success of the Venezuelan municipal elections, while also accusing the United States of plotting to kill him.

Specifically, he pointed the finger at John Bolton, President Trumps national security advisor, who he said was coordinating efforts to topple his government.

Mr. John Bolton has been assigned, once again, as the chief of a plot to fill Venezuela with violence and to seek a foreign military intervention, Maduro told journalists, adding that Bolton was coordinating the training of mercenaries in military bases in Colombia and the United States.

It always seemed to me that it was appropriate for local leaders in a true democracy to be elected for those powers, Maduro said as he kicked off his press conference. The Bolivarian movement, founded by Commander Hugo Chvez, is strong. We leave the mobilization campaign to the local leaders, who are every day in the streets working and living with the people.

We have obtained almost 90 percent of the positions [local councilors], and the forces of the Great Patriotic Pole altogether have obtained 75 percent of the vote. This can not be left aside.


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He went on to accuse the United States of being behind the attempt on his life back in August, in which two explosive-laden drones exploded close to the presidential stage during a public speech, claiming that Washington continues to plot against him and his government.

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20:41

Bangladeshi volunteers take on corruption "IndyWatch Feed World"

Transparency Bangladesh has built a grassroots movement of 6,000 volunteers who inform, motivate and mobilise others to fight corruption.

20:37

RV/Intelligence Alert: "Acknowledgement" -- December 14, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Operation Disclosure

RV/INTELLIGENCE ALERT - December 14, 2018


(Disclaimer: The following is an overview of the current situation based on intelligence leaks received from several sources which may or may not be accurate. Other confirmed sources may also be included in this overview.)


Significant news in relation to Africa is now being released.


China has agreed to print new Zimbabwe notes in exchange for oil and diamonds.


https://bulawayo24.com/index-id-news-sc-national-byo-151633.html


This was a significant geopolitical move in relation to the RV.


Sources are awaiting further information regarding this move.


Rumors suggest these moves may be preparation for public acknowledgement of Zimbabwe's revaluation.


The White House also released a briefings statement on Trump's Africa strategy.


https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trumps-africa-strategy-advances-prosperity-security-stability/


"President Donald J. Trump is releasing a Strategy toward Africa that will advance American and African prosperity."


It is evident that Africa (especially Zimbabwe) will play a significant role in the future (Post-RV/QFS/GESARA).


The timing of the private currency redemption event (RV) remains to be expected to occur prior to the mass indictments.


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20:27

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

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20:25

The Poet: Charles Bukowski, "Mind and Heart" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Mind and Heart"

"Unaccountably we are alone,
forever alone,
and it was meant to be
that way,
it was never meant
to be any other way -
...

20:25

UK Charity Says Over 24,000 People Are Sleeping Rough On Streets Or On Public Transport "IndyWatch Feed World"

The number of people sleeping rough in the UK is more than double what government statistics suggest. Over 24,000 people will be spending the festive season sleeping rough or in cars, trains, buses or tents, [...]

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20:21

So Many People Are Badly Traumatized by Life in America: It's Time We Admit It "IndyWatch Feed World"

  So Many People Are Badly Traumatized by Life in America:
 It's Time We Admit It
By Lynn Stuart Parramore

Recently Don Hazen, the executive editor of AlterNet, asked me to think about trauma in the context of Americas political system. As I sifted through my thoughts on this topic, I began to sense an enormous weight in my body and a paralysis in my brain. What could I say? What could I possibly offer to my fellow citizens? Or to myself? After 12 years writing about the financial crisis and its gruesome aftermath, I feel weariness and fear. When I close my eyes, I see a great ogre with gold coins spilling from his pockets and pollution spewing from his maw lurching toward me with increasing speed. I dont know how to stop him.

Do you feel this way, too?

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20:21

Facebooks Building 8 research lab is no more "IndyWatch Feed World"

Its not easy to translate DARPAs fabled principles into world-changing successes.

Business Insiders Rob Price is reporting on the end of Building 8a much-ballyhooed skunkworks within Facebook dedicated to wildly ambitious hardware research. Its Portal videophone is now a commercial project, and a recent reorg has shuffled its other projects elsewhere at Facebook. As Facebook VP for AR and VR Andrew Bosworth pointed out to me on Twitter, the shift is more about the end of the Building 8 branding than Facebook pulling back on bleeding-edge research. Still, it feels like a notable moment in a six-year-long saga that spans both Facebook and Google.

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20:19

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20:16

Roots of neuropsychiatric risk in the developing brain "IndyWatch Feed World"

The most comprehensive genomic analysis of the human brain ever undertaken has revealed new insights into the changes it undergoes through development, how it varies among individuals, and the roots of neuropsychiatric illnesses such as autism spectrum disorders and schizophrenia. The multi-institutional analysis of almost 2,000 brains integrates the complex choreography of brain development and function and was published Dec. 14 in 11 studies appearing in a special edition of the journal Science and two sister publications. Four of the major studies were spearheaded by researchers from a variety of disciplines at Yale University, which is leading an ambitious initiative wedding neuroscience and data science. The Yale-led research papers illustrate the host of new tools scientists at 15 institutions are employing to find the molecular basis of neuropsychiatric diseases - the goal of the PsychENCODE Consortium founded in 2015 by the National Institutes of Health. The sheer scope of...

20:16

Johnson & Johnson knew of carcinogenic asbestos in baby powder since 1970s, a claim company had denied - report "IndyWatch Feed World"

Johnson & Johnson knew of carcinogenic asbestos in baby powder since 1970s, a claim company had denied - report | 14 Dec 2018 | Johnson & Johnson's stock plunged Friday after Reuters reported that the health care products giant has known since the 1970s that its talc baby powder sometimes contained carcinogenic asbestos, a claim the company denied. Johnson & Johnson dropped 8 percent to $136.10, which put the Dow stalwart on pace for its biggest loss in 16 years. Reuters reported that court documents and test results show Johnson & Johnson has known for decades that its raw talc and finished baby powder sometimes contained asbestos, but that the company didn't inform regulators or the public.

20:12

"In the Inbox" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"In the Inbox"

From: Coordinator of Volunteer Services

"We have a young man, thirty-six, on hospice, who has a very young child. They want someone to help him do a life review and perhaps put some pictures together for he and his wife so the child will know him. Call me if you are willing to do this."

The next time, friend, your life seems too hard, check your Inbox.
- Jose Orez

20:11

Thousands of dead fish floating near Lake Houston, Texas "IndyWatch Feed World"

Some neighbors in Kingwood say they've been dealing with a horrible smell for days, and now they know why. Texas Parks and Wildlife tells ABC13 the stench is due to what's called a "kill," and it happens naturally. Nothing is wrong with the water. Thousands of the fish have popped up, floating from Lake Houston down tributaries.

20:06

"The Future..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"We do not rest satisfied with the present. We anticipate the future as too slow in coming, as if in order to hasten its course; or we recall the past, to stop its too rapid flight. So imprudent are we that we wander in the times which are not ours, and do not think of the only one which belongs to us; and so idle are we that we dream of those times which are no more, and thoughtlessly overlook that which alone exists. For the present is generally painful to us. We conceal it from our sight, because it troubles us; and if it be delightful to us, we regret to see it pass away. We try to sustain it by the future, and think of arranging matters which are not in our power, for a time which we have no certainty of reaching. Let each one examine his thoughts, and he will find them all occupied with the past and the future. We scarcely ever think of the present; and if we think of it, it is only to take light from it to arrange the future. The present is never our end. The past and the present are our means; the future alone is our end. So we never live, but we hope to live; and, as we are always preparing to be happy, it is inevitable we should never be so."
- Blaise Pascal

20:04

"I Promise You This..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast... a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While its still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this: you will outlive the bastards."
- Edward Abbey

20:00

"Two-Thirds Of Americans Think That They Are Middle Class But Millions Of Them Are Dead Wrong" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Two-Thirds Of Americans Think That They Are Middle Class  
But Millions Of Them Are Dead Wrong"
by Michael Snyder

"The middle class has been steadily shrinking, but most Americans still believe that they are a part of it. Perhaps this is due at least in part to the egalitarian values which have been pounded into our heads for most of our lives. Very few Americans would have the gall to define themselves as upper class, and I have never met anyone that would describe themselves as lower class. In place of lower class, many politicians now like to use the much more politically correct term working class, but a more apt description might be the working poor. Today, half of all American workers make less than $30,533 a year, and you certainly cannot support a middle class lifestyle for a family with children on that kind of income.

Our incomes have stagnated as the cost of living has soared, and the middle class has experienced steady erosion as a result. But despite all that, 68 percent of all Americans still consider themselves to be middle class: "Thats according to new data from Northwestern Mutuals 2018 Planning & Progress Study, which found that 68 percent of Americans consider themselves middle-class, down 2 percent from last year. However, because of the fuzziness of the definition, far more Americans consider themselves middle-class than technically qualify based on income."
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19:43

Albino deer steps out for rare sighting in the snow in Mansfield, Ohio "IndyWatch Feed World"

An Ohio man found a rare and beautiful sight in his yard: a white deer. Craig Atkins uploaded video to Facebook of the find. "There's a bunch of deer in my yard, one's an albino," he said in the video. The deer would be easy to miss in the snow with its white fur for camouflage. Atkins said it may be his only time spotting the unique animal, and that he will definitely not forget it.

19:41

Germany Changes Sex Entries In Birth Registry To Add Third "Diverse" Option "IndyWatch Feed World"

After a German court case where a complaintant sought to change the gender line on their birth registry entry from "female", the court legislated and the parliament implemented the addition of a third "diverse" sex category in the registry (archived).

19:39

The Latest Odds of a Hot War Between NATO and Russia "IndyWatch Feed World"

George Szamuely is a Hungarian-born scholar and Senior Research Fellow at Londons Global Policy Institute. He lives in New York City. I spoke to him about escalating hostilities on Russias Ukrainian and Black Sea borders and about Exercise Trident Juncture, NATOs massive military exercise on Russian borders which ended just as the latest hostilities began.

Ann Garrison: George, the hostilities between Ukraine, NATO, and Russia continue to escalate in the Sea of Azov, the Kerch Strait, and the Black Sea. What do you think the latest odds of a shooting war between NATO and Russia are, if one hasnt started by the time this is published?

George Szamuely: Several weeks ago, when we first talked about this, I said 60 percent. Now Id say, maybe 70 percent. The problem is that Trump seems determined to be the anti-Obama. Obama, in Trumps telling, allowed Russia to take Crimea and to invade Ukraine. Therefore, it will be up to Trump to reverse this. Just as he, Trump, reversed Obamas policy on Iran by walking away from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, otherwise known as the Iran nuclear deal. So expect ever-increasing US involvement in Ukraine.

AG: NATOs Supreme Commander US General Curtis M. Scaparrotti is reported to have been on the phone with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko offering his full support. Thoughts on that?

GS: There has been a proxy war within Ukraine since 2014, with NATO backing Poroshenkos Ukrainian government and Russia backing the dissidents and armed separatists who speak Russian and identify as Russian in Ukraines southeastern Donbass region. But in the Kerch Strait the hostilities are between Russia and Ukraine, with NATO behind Ukraine.

A shooting war will begin if it escalates to where NATO soldiers shoot and kill Russian soldiers or vice versa. Whoever shoots first, the other side will feel compelled to respond, and then therell be a war between Russia and NATO or Russia and a NATO nation.

We dont know whether NATO would feel compelled to respond as one if Russians fired on soldiers of individual NATO nationsmost likely UK soldiers since the UK is sending more of its Special Forces and already has the largest NATO military presence in Ukraine. Russia could defeat the UK, but if the US gets involved, all bets are off.

AG: Its hard to imagine that the US would allow Russia to defeat the UK.

GS: It is, but on the other hand, the US is the US and the UK is the UK. The United States might well be ready to fight to the last Brit, much...

19:38

"Finding Our Way Back..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

Biology says that we are who we are from birth. That our DNA is set in stone. Unchangeable. Our DNA doesn't account for all of us though, we're human. Life changes us. We develop new traits. Become less territorial. We start competing. We learn from our mistakes. We face our greatest fears. For better or worse, we find ways to become more than our biology. The risk of course is that we can change too much to the point where we don't recognize ourselves. Finding our way back can be difficult. There's no compass, no map. We just have to close our eyes, take a step, and hope to God we get there.
- Meredith, Greys Anatomy

19:31

Three women seriously injured after stabbings in Nuremberg "IndyWatch Feed World"

Three women were rushed to hospital due to life-threatening injuries on Thursday after being stabbed in separate incidents by an unknown attacker. The horror attacks, which happened in the southern German city of Nuremberg, have left two women fighting for their lives, and another woman seriously injured. The attacks happened within a few hours of each other in the St. Johannis district of the Bavarian city. Police said it could not be ruled out that they one perpetrator was behind all three attacks. Around 7.20 p.m. a 56 year old woman was stabbed by a man in the upper body area and was taken to hospital. Later, around 10.45 p.m, a 26-year-old woman, who was making her way home at the time, was also attacked with a knife by a man just a few streets away. Shortly afterwards, a 34-year-old woman was then also stabbed by a man. The latter two women suffered life-threatening injuries, police said. All three underwent emergency surgery.

19:30

Millions of people enduring conflict need tradition of humanitarian multilateralism to continue "IndyWatch Feed World"

Statement | ICRC Statement to the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, 53rd Plenary Meeting on Agenda item 75 (a) to (c): Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special ec

19:28

Cutting emissions proves a sticking point at Poland climate talks "IndyWatch Feed World"

Slow progress on 2015 Paris agreement comes as scientists warn of need to get on trackNegotiators at the climate conference in Poland have inched closer to an outcome, as the official deadline for finishing a deal ran out.The conference was meant to approve a rulebook which would govern how nations put into action the goals set in the landmark Paris agreement of 2015, when the world resolved to hold global warming to no more than 2C above pre-industrial levels, with an aspiration to limit [...]

19:26

Trump imprisons 15,000 children for immigrating "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 18 June 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

Horrifying Video Shows Immigrant Children In Cages

Government video released today shows the inside of a child detention center in Texas where hundreds of immigrant children have been locked inside cages like animals.

By Niles Niemuth in the USA:

Trumps war on immigrants

Nearly 15,000 children held in detention camps across the US

14 December 2018

Nearly 15,000 immigrant children are being held in a network of detention centers across the United States. Changes implemented by the Trump administration have filled the child jails to near capacity, and the government is considering adding more employees and more beds to make it possible to hold even more adolescents.

The Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees the incarceration of immigrant children at more than 100 locations, reported Thursday that the system was 92 percent full. Among the most notorious detention centers is the tent camp on the US-Mexico border in Tornillo, Texas, where approximately 2,800 children are being held in the desert.

Children are being held at Tornillo for an average of 50 days before being released into the custody of sponsors, typically family members already living in the US who will take care of the minor until their status is determined by an immigration judge. New detainees are being brought into the camp faster than they are being released to sponsors.

Conditions that prevail in the detention centers can be traumatic, with reports by children of rapes,...

19:23

BEST OF THE WEB: British Security Service Infiltration, the Integrity Initiative and the Institute for Statecraft "IndyWatch Feed World"

The British state can maintain its spies' cover stories for centuries. Look up Eldred Pottinger, who for 180 years appears in scores of British history books - right up to and including William Dalrymple's Return of the King - as a British officer who chanced to be passing Herat on holiday when it came under siege from a partly Russian-officered Persian army, and helped to organise the defences. In researching Sikunder Burnes, I discovered and published from the British Library incontrovertible and detailed documentary evidence that Pottinger's entire journey was under the direct instructions of, and reporting to, British spymaster Alexander Burnes. The first historian to publish the untrue "holiday" cover story, Sir John Kaye, knew both Burnes and Pottinger and undoubtedly knew he was publishing lying propaganda. Every other British historian of the First Afghan War (except me and latterly Farrukh Husain) has just followed Kaye's official propaganda. Some things don't change. I...

19:17

The Koch Brothers' Last Ditch Attempt to Kill the Electric Vehicle Tax Credit "IndyWatch Feed World"

Read time: 9 minsAs Congress debates what, if anything, to do with the federal electric vehicle (EV) tax credit, the oil industry is fighting to kill the popular incentive, which is hitting some key milestones in the program. In the final weeks of the current legislative session (and before Democrats retake control of the House), many groups with financial and other ties to Koch Industries are ramping up efforts to fight any expansion of the EV tax credit program, while throwing a [...]

19:17

COP24: High Ambition Coalition steps up calls for bolder climate action as talks overrun "IndyWatch Feed World"

Scheduled end of COP24 sails past as countries tussle over details of Paris Agreement Rulebook

19:15

Top 5 Ads Of The Week: Ryan Reynolds sips his gin with tongue in cheek "IndyWatch Feed World"

The tears of the Deadpool actor power his gin, a horrifically human Xmas tree, and Sandy Hook Promise marks six years.

Back in July, Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat used billboards to cheekily welcome Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin to Finland, the land of the free press. Now the paper is marking other Earthly disasters with a limited series of Christmas sweaters. But instead of gaudy reindeer, the sweaters represent the ugliest news of 2018. So its war, climate change, plastic ocean pollution, sexual harassment, and technological manipulation. Except, yknow, on a wool sweater. Onward!

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19:14

What do Americans think about food additives & GMOs? "IndyWatch Feed World"

About half think they're unhealthy; the other half aren't especially concerned Everybody eats-which is, of course, why food science stands out among scientific fields for its direct relevance to everyday citizens. Food serves as a source of nourishment, a means to achieving better health and a centerpiece of social gatherings. Food is also undergoing constant change, as new technologies raise ongoing questions for consumers looking to make "safe" choices for their long-term health. A new Pew Research Center report shows an American public that is closely divided over two broad types of food technologies: additives, and genetically modified (GM) crops or other GM ingredients. What's more, a closer look at these public divides tell a larger story about how Americans assess science.

19:14

Mindfulness? Meditating Buddhist monk killed by leopard in Maharashtra, India - 5th such fatality in recent weeks for the area "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Buddhist monk has been killed by a leopard while meditating in a protected forest for the big cats, the fifth such attack in the area this month, according to Indian police. Rahul Walke Bodhi was seated beneath a tree in Ramdegi forest in western India for morning prayers on Tuesday when the leopard pounced. The 35-year-old monk was fatally injured, police in Maharashtra state said. Two other devotees meditating with him at the time escaped unscathed to alert police, who started a search for his body.

19:11

Neocon Bolton says no Trump-Putin meeting while Russia holds Ukrainian ships and sailors "IndyWatch Feed World"

U.S. national-security adviser John Bolton says there will be no meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin while Moscow still holds the Ukrainian ships and sailors it seized near Crimea. "I don't see circumstances in the foreseeable future where such a meeting could take place until the ships and the crews are released," Bolton told reporters on December 13. Russia seized three Ukrainian Navy ships on November 25 and arrested 24 sailors in the Kerch Strait that links the Black Sea with the Sea of Azov. Moscow alleged that the vessels had illegally entered Russian territorial waters near the Crimea region, which Russia occupied and annexed from Ukraine in 2014. Ukraine and most UN member states do not recognize the annexation.

19:10

Understanding the Vagus Nerve: Interview with Dr. Stephen Porges "IndyWatch Feed World"

Yogis know that practice positively affects physical health-but what's the deal with the vagus nerve? Renowned neuroscientist Dr. Stephen Porges explains. It might seem obvious, but our nervous system is affected by everything we do. In the trauma-filled wake of recent gun violence in schools and the overwhelmingly heartbreaking stories shared during the #MeToo movement, conversations around wellness, trauma, and mental health have been thrust into the mainstream. Now more than ever, people are questioning what it means to be safe and what happens when we are threatened, on edge, and stressed.

19:08

Latin American Marshall Plan: Mexico's Obrador has a solution to the border crisis "IndyWatch Feed World"

Lpez Obrador's $20 billion development plan gives Washington a chance to help rectify the historic damage it's done to the living conditions of people in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. With President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatening to shut down the government if he doesn't get his wall, it's good that someone in a position of authority actually has a workable solution to the migrant crisis festering on the Mexican border with the U.S. The day after Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador took office as Mexico's president on Dec. 1, his foreign minister flew to Washington to propose a $20 billion development plan to make Central America a place for people to stay rather than flee. Three-quarters of the money would help create jobs and fight poverty. The rest would pay for border control and law enforcement. The plan would be funded by Mexico, the U.S. and the three Central American that produce the most refugees and migrants, according to the size of their economies. The U.S. would...

19:05

The Yellow Vest Movement: Showdown with the State : Reports from the Clashes in Paris, around France, and across Europe "IndyWatch Feed World"

Since November, France has been shaken by the yellow vest movement, a grassroots reaction to President Macrons proposal to increase fuel taxes in order to force the poor to pay for the transition to ecological technologies. Like the Occupy movement, the yellow vest movement cohered around shared tactics and frustration rather than common goals or values; consequently, the movement has been a battleground for many different political agendas and factions. The far right initially took advantage of the movements apolitical character to gain influence, especially online; but as the movement spread and the clashes with the police intensified, anarchists and other uncontrollable rebels also staked out ground within the movement.

Paris, December 8.

Although divided as to how to relate to the movement, anarchists and other autonomous rebels chose to get involved in order to confront fascist and authoritarian tendencies from within, undermine the legitimacy of the authorities, and reorient the movement towards more systemic solutions. These efforts bore fruit: fascists have been driven out of demonstrations; anti-capitalist and anti-fascist blocs have marched together in Paris; new connections have arisen between anarchists, autonomists, and other yellow vesters, not to mention rail workers, students, and those who live on the margins of the metropolis; demonstrators have attacked manifestations of capitalism and the state with increasing frequency; slogans from the protests against the Loi Travail and other radical movements have spread among the protesters. Yet the outcome of the yellow vest movement might still benefit any number of different groups, including the far right.

Macrons government has repeatedly attempted to establish dialogue with the spokespersons of the yellow vests. All these attempts have failed. The majority of the movement has refused any negotiation with officials and seems to reject the political system as a wholethis is why it has been successful in compelling Macron to promise concessions...

19:04

(Video) Destroying the Illusion -- [12.14] QAnon | Bomb Threats | Clinton Foundation | General Flynn | Worldwide Wave Anomalies "IndyWatch Feed World"



Published on Dec 14, 2018

Today's Links:

Financial Bounty Hunters Testify: Clinton Foundation Operated As Foreign Agent - https://bit.ly/2CeDTQN

Utah's top federal cops question whether child sex offender treatment works - https://bit.ly/2rzA5mY

In a First, Lawmaker Cites QAnon Conspiracy From City Council Floor - https://thebea.st/2CdIWkw

DIA Holds Documents That Exonerate Flynn - https://bit.ly/2Qvuflr

TheSharpEdge Tweet: Wave Anomaly - https://bit.ly/2SKTeOo

Detroit Meteorologist Dies by Suicide After Opening Up About Lasik Surgery Complications - https://bit.ly/2CdwGjS

More than 200 women accuse famous Brazilian spiritual healer of sexual abuse - https://bit.ly/2rBbsqf

The Incredible Hulk's Lou Ferrigno Hospitalized After Pneumonia Vaccination Goes Wrong - https://bit.ly/2BhtNgk

19:03

'We'll kill their children & women': Fury over black S. African politician's call to kill whites "IndyWatch Feed World"

South Africans are outraged after a recent speech by a local revolutionary socialist politician who called upon his followers to kill white people, including women, children, and even pets owned by whites. Andile Mngxitama, the leader and founder of pan-Africanist political party Black First Land First (BLF), has been repeatedly heard using harsh language to criticize white people. But this time his comments seem to have gone way overboard. Speaking at a rally in the city of Potchefstroom over the weekend he promised that "for every one black person we will kill five white people." The politician was apparently referring to the infamous decades-long taxi wars in the country between taxi associations and individual minibus taxi drivers. "We'll kill their children, we'll kill their women, we'll kill their dogs, we'll kill their cats... we'll kill anything we find in our way," Mngxitama went on with his furious tirade, rallying the crowds.

19:02

Are The Psychoses Of The United Nations and French President Macron Revealed? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Op-Ed by Catherine J. Frompovich Has the United Nations played its trump hand in the finalization of their geopolitical card game for global citizenship? Heres...

19:00

Personal Bank Accounts in Venezuela Frozen to Fight Terrorism "IndyWatch Feed World"

Editors Note: This article by Jose about the blocking of personal bank accounts in Venezuela made me think about how the Patriot Act put similar rules in place here in the United States. When you open an account at a bank here, you have to prove you arent a terrorist by using multiple forms of ID and you become aware that you are constantly under suspicion of being guilty of money laundering with terrorists. Banks can quiz you about transactions and report you if they feel youre suspicious. You can learn more about how the Patriot Act could potentially set us up for something identical to what Jose is describing here.  And the next time youre in the bank, look for those little triangle paper signs sitting around everywhere that explain why your transactions may be questions in the name of fighting terrorism. ~ Daisy

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Controlling a society is not an easy task. It is about controlling food production means, limiting the mobility of people, denying access to everything, allowing basic human rights to be violated by the uniformed corps (very important because these groups have weaponry), and allowing irregular gangs take over resources that, otherwise, they would never be able to have control of.

Therefore, they NEED desperately to make people knee, and one of the ways they can do it, is via the control of the circulating money. This is nothing new.

The original Rothschild said once give me the control of the currency of a country, and I wouldnt mind who governs it. Or something like that. That is exactly what this mafia has done.

Theyre now freezing bank accounts within Venezuela

To do so, the criminal gang in power has reinforced their strategy.  They are freezing bank accounts inside Venezuela, in our national currency, if they detect someone is using the account from another country. My own bank accounts, with over 15 years of history, included.

This is against the right to use the private and personal property, guaranteed in our Constitu...

19:00

Fox: Death of meteorologist Jessica Starr sheds light on possible connection between Lasik surgery and suicide "IndyWatch Feed World"

(Note from Erin: Fox, NBC, New York Times, NPR (to name just a few) and almost every other major news outlet has talked about the fact that for some people, Lasik causes far more problems than solutions. Including, as we see here, documented suicides. If you have had Lasik and do not suffer from any of []

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18:57

Every Single Member of US Congress Approved Crushing Sanctions on Nicaragua "IndyWatch Feed World"

GrayZone Project Every single member in both chambers of the US Congress approved legislation that will impose sanctions and financial restrictions on Nicaragua in an explicit effort to weaken its government.

Known as the NICA Act, the bill is now on its way to the desk of President Donald Trump, who will almost certainly sign it into law. Its passage was spearheaded by neoconservative lawmakers centered around the Miami lobby of right-wing Latin American exiles dedicated to eradicating any iteration of socialism in the Western hemisphere.

The United States has spent decades trying to topple Nicaraguas government, now led by the left-wing Sandinista movement. In April, US-backed opposition figures launched an unsuccessful and exceedingly violent coup attempt in the Central American country one of the last bastions of leftist politics in an increasingly right-leaning Latin America.

The newly approved Nicaraguan Investment and Conditionality Act(NICA) will give the US president the authority to impose targeted sanctions on Nicaraguan government officials, former officials, or people purportedly acting on behalf of Managua.

The bill also seeks to prevent international financial institutions from providing any loan or financial or technical assistance to Nicaraguas government.

The NICA Act enjoyed bipartisan support, but the campaign behind it was largely led by neoconservative Florida Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, with help from Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. Ros-Lehtinen and Cruz met for a Facebook live this December 13 to celebrate the bills passage.

In June, these three right-wing Cuban-American lawmakers gathered with young leaders of the Nicaraguan opposition in Washington, DC.

The NICA Act encourages the US government to increase assistance to anti-government civil society in Nicaragua, including independent media, human rights, and anti-corruption organizations and to support the protection of human rights and anti-corruption advocates in Nicaragua.

The legislation also suggests that political negotiations should be mediated by the Catholic Church in Nicaragua, which has for decades supported violent right-wing forces in the region.

This October,...

18:52

Censoring information for the greater good? The new internet police protecting you from freedom of thought and speech "IndyWatch Feed World"

Before the Internet was launched in 1992, our thoughts, values and beliefs were informed by our family and friends and by the books, magazines and newspapers we read and by what we heard on radio and saw on television. If we wanted to communicate with each other we would pick up the telephone, write a letter or meet face to face. The Internet changed everything. The World Wide Web gave us electronic access to free, uncensored information on our computers, tablets and cell phones and the ability to instantly share that information with each other. It connected us together in a virtual public square, where we could do our own research and talk about our personal experiences, and express what we think and believe and how we feel about important issues that affect our lives. There are three billion people on the Internet communicating with each other. 1 Except for the printing press created in the 15th century, there is no other single means of communication that has had as profound an...

18:52

Mahatma Gandhi's statue removed from University of Ghana after student protest, complaints of racism "IndyWatch Feed World"

A statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi has been removed from Ghana's most prestigious university after complaints that he was racist against black Africans. India's former president Pranab Mukherjee unveiled the statue to the global peace icon at the University of Ghana in Accra two years ago as a symbol of ties between the two nations. But lecturers soon began a petition calling for its removal, citing passages written by Gandhi claiming that Indians were "infinitely superior" to black Africans. The online protest was one of a number on university campuses in Africa and beyond about the enduring symbols of the continent's colonial past.

18:49

Additional Operational and Security Considerations for the Next Phase of Abu Zubaydah Interrogation, July 2, 2002 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Background

This document was first released in 2016 (which I have archived below). I requested a Mandatory Declassification Review in November of 2018, and it appears someone else did the same earlier in the year, and it was processed again with less redactions.

This is still highly classified and is available below.

Document Archive

 Additional Operational and Security Considerations for the Next Phase of Abu Zubaydah Interrogation, July 2, 2002 [6 Pages, 0.8MB]

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18:49

Data from Kilauea suggests the eruption was unprecedented "IndyWatch Feed World"

A very large team of researchers from multiple institutions in the U.S. has concluded that the Kilauea volcanic eruption that occurred over this past summer represented an unprecedented volcanic event. In their paper published in the journal Science, the researchers describe the sequence of events that transpired and what set them apart from other volcanic eruptions. Kilauea, a volcano on Hawaii's big island underwent a long, drawn-out eruption over this past summer. It made headlines due to the spread of lava that destroyed many homes and changed some of the island's landscape. And it is now making news again as data from the eruption reveals that it erupted in ways that have not been seen before. Kilauea is the most active volcano in the world, and because of that, scientists have installed many sensors in and around the area in hopes of learning more about how it and other volcanoes work. Thus, the volcano's eruption in May provided massive amounts of data, offering an...

18:48

History Is Written By The Winners "IndyWatch Feed World"

By corbettreport Who gets to write the history textbooks? Where do the history teachers learn about history? What documents are allowed into the historical record,...

18:46

Trumps Border Policy Is Meant To Traumatize Children, Says Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley "IndyWatch Feed World"

Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon said on CNNs New Day Friday that the Trump administrations border policy is designed to traumatize children.

Merkley said the government should be using a family management program to analyze each migrant on a case-by-case basis instead of sending them to prison.

The other option is a family case management program. Its a program that was shut down by President Trump. Its a program that the Inspector General of Homeland Security said in his report that 100 percent of the families showed up for their asylum hearings, Merkley declared.

When you have a program that works perfectly well, that treats people with respect, and you shut it down and choose to lock up families instead and lock up thousands of children by themselves in camps then youre doing something thats totally unnecessary, he continued. Its designed to traumatize these kids in order to send a message to the world: Do not, if you are fleeing persecution, come to the United States.

Merkley also said a border wall would make life harder on Americas immigration authorities and claimed it would not provide enough security to justify government funding.

Ive been down to the border. Ive seen the fencing. You can see through it. In fact, the border guard itself says a concrete wall is an absolute mistake, he claimed.

They say the border guard needs to be able to see whats going on on the other side That the wall doesnt stop bad things from happening. It just makes it impossible for the folks on our side to see whats developing and makes it more difficult for them. So were not going to fund a fourth century strategy easily defeated that makes life more difficult even for security Why should we fund that? It makes no sense at all and were not going to do it.

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18:43

Propaganda rag BBC claims chemical weapons helped Assad's victory...but fails to explain how "IndyWatch Feed World"

The BBC published an article in October titled, "How chemical weapons have helped bring Assad close to victory" in which it claims chemical weapons have been "crucial" to Syrian President Bashar Al Assad's "war-winning strategy." Superficially - the article appears impressive - loaded from top to bottom with colorful charts, graphs, and photographs of supposed victims in gas masks, expended munitions, and craters. However, never once does the BBC provide an actual explanation as to how chemical weapons brought Damascus closer to victory. Even at face value, the article's entire premise is challenged in each paragraph by the statistics and events the article itself presents. Alleged Chemical Weapon Casualties are a Drop in the Ocean The article begins by claiming (emphasis added): After seven devastating years of civil war in Syria, which have left more than 350,000 people dead, President Bashar al-Assad appears close to victory against the forces trying to overthrow him. Yet...

18:41

The Indiscreet Charm of the Gilets Jaunes (C.J. Hopkins) "IndyWatch Feed World"

14/12/2018 - So it appears the privatization of France isnt going quite as smoothly as planned. As I assume you are aware, for over a month now, the gilets jaunes (or yellow vests), a multiplicitous, ...

The homemade politics of Abahlali baseMjondolo, South Africas shack dweller movement (Tricontinental) "IndyWatch Feed World"

14/12/2018 - The shack-dwellers movement Abahlali baseMjondolo, or AbM is among the organizations of the worlds poor and dispossessed fighting for land reform and dignity. Despite waves ...

18:41

Gender neutral insanity: Design firm suggests 'rebranding' Santa "IndyWatch Feed World"

Companies are always looking for new ways to corner the Christmas market but one design firm has courted an often controversial topic: "What if Father Christmas was rebranded for today?" In a multinational survey, Graphic Springs, put the question to 400 members of the public in the US and asked, if Saint Nick was given a modern makeover, what would the merry Christmas icon look like? This initial sample group gave suggestions on which 4,000 people then voted with some surprising results. 11 percent of respondents believe Santa should be a woman while 17 percent would rather a gender neutral Christmas character. However, 72 percent were still in favor of keeping Santa as a man.

18:39

Turrialba Volcano erupts in Costa Rica "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Turrialba volcano experienced an important eruption in the early hours of Wednesday (December 12) morning. Ash blew up to 500 meters above the crater during the event, causing a delay in some flights at the San Jose airport, the first time this year.

18:34

Sen. James Inhofe bought defense stock days after pushing for increased defense spending, then dumped it when questioned "IndyWatch Feed World"

Just days after signaling his support for unprecedented levels of U.S. defense spending, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, reported purchasing tens of thousands of dollars of stock in one of the nation's top defense contractors. After The Daily Beast asked about the purchase, Inhofe's office said the senator had contacted his financial adviser to cancel the transaction and instructed him to avoid defense and aerospace purchases going forward. Inhofe, who took over the top spot on Armed Services after the death of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in August, has repeatedly pressed President Donald Trump to dramatically scale up the Pentagon's annual budget, which currently stands at $717 billion. Last week, after Trump hinted he would like to scale back parts of that budget, Inhofe met with the president and Defense Secretary James Mattis, after which it was announced that the administration would seek even more defense funding: a record $750...

18:30

Taking French Lessons: The Power of the Yellow Vests "IndyWatch Feed World"

The people of France are currently engaged in a major political battle with their government. But those of us on the outside watching the Yellow Vests bring their nation to a standstill are also learning a valuable lesson: how to make politicians bend to your will through relentless activism. Within just a few weeks of widespread and continuous protests, French President Emmanuel Macron has given in to several demands, postponing a planned fuel tax hike and offering both tax cuts and a minimum-wage increase.

Macron even issued a mea culpa in a televised address to the French peoplean act that American politicians might find humiliating. The anger is deeper. I feel it is justified in many ways, he told them. It is 40 years of malaise that is resurfacing no doubt over the past year and a half we have not provided answers.

Through weeks of mass direct action, the French have shown their government who is boss, and elected officials have been forced to accept and acquiesceat least to an extent. It is a dynamic we can only dream of here in the U.S.

President Donald Trump has his own view of what the French protests mean. Trump has exploited the demonstrations to denounce the Paris Climate Accord agreed upon three years prior, packing three separate lies into a single tweet. First, he wrongly attributed the protests to the pact itself, writing, The Paris Agreement isnt working out so well for Paris. Protests and riots all over France. In fact, the planned fuel tax increase was legislated well before the 2015 meeting in which the climate deal was signed. He added that People do not want to pay large sums of money, much to third world countries (that are questionably run), in order to maybe protect the environment. Those tax revenues would not benefit other nations at all. Trump ended his tweet with the most ridiculous of lies, saying that the protesters could be heard chanting, We Want Trump!a statement not even worth dignifying with evidence to the contrary. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian shot back at Trump, asking him to mind his own countrys busin...

18:28

'Gilets Jaune' movement spreading: 'Yellow Vest' pro-Brexit protesters block Westminster Bridge "IndyWatch Feed World"

Pro-Brexit activists, wearing yellow vests similar to those worn in recent protests in France, have blocked London's Westminster Bridge, briefly bringing traffic to a standstill. Passersby tweeted content from the bridge, showing several dozen protesters sitting in front of traffic, chanting: 'Brexit now' and singing 'Rule Britannia'. Several protesters were seen waving the Union Jack flag, while others were wearing clothing with pro-Donald Trump insignia. A spokesperson for the Metropolitan police said they are aware of the protests, adding that no arrests have been made.

18:27

7-year-old Guatemalan migrant girl in Border Patrol custody dies of septic shock, fever and dehydration "IndyWatch Feed World"

A 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who was detained by Customs and Border Protection agents after illegally crossing the southern border into the United States last week died after suffering from a high fever and seizures, federal immigration authorities said. The girl was in custody for more than nine hours after crossing into New Mexico with a group of 163 migrants, including her father. She began having seizures and vomiting, was determined to have a 105.7-degree fever, and was transported by Air Ambulance to a hospital in El Paso, Texas, according to a statement from the Department of Homeland Security. She went into cardiac arrest at Providence Children's Hospital, but was revived, before dying a short time later, according to DHS. The initial diagnosis by physicians at Providence Children's Hospital listed the cause of death as septic shock, fever and dehydration, according to a separate statement provided to The Washington Post. According to the statement given to the Post, the...

18:26

The Truth About the Rise in Childrens Mental Disorders "IndyWatch Feed World"

Peter Gray Ph.D., Psychology Today
Waking Times

Rates of depression and anxiety among young people in America have been increasing steadily for the past 50 to 70 years. Today, by at least some estimates, five to eight times as many high school and college students meet the criteria for diagnosis of major depression and/or anxiety disorder as was true half a century or more ago. This increased psychopathology is not the result of changed diagnostic criteria; it holds even when the measures and criteria are constant.

We would like to think of history as progress, but if progress is measured in the mental health and happiness of young people, then we have been going backward at least since the early 1950s.

The question I want to address here is why.

The increased psychopathology s...

18:21

Stepmother sentenced to 28 years in prison for nearly starving stepson to death, locking him in crawlspace "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Texas stepmother convicted of starving her 5-year-old stepson and locking him in a crawlspace has been sentenced to 28 years in prison, prosecutors said Monday. Tammi Bleimeyer's 28-year sentence comes after she was found guilty last week of injury to a child - serious bodily injury, according to the Harris County District Attorney's Office. The boy's father, Bradley Bleimeyer, pleaded guilty two years ago to the same charge and was sentenced to 15 years in prison, prosecutors said. Comment: Malnourished boy found in closet of Texas home by teenage step-brother The little boy weighed just 29 pounds when he was rescued, after what prosecutors allege were at least months of starvation.

18:20

Note to cord-cutters: Netflix tops Hulu and Amazon when it comes to IMDb hits "IndyWatch Feed World"

A new analysis from MoffettNathanson looks at where you can stream the most popular shows of all time.

Americans tend to have fiercely varying tastes when it comes to entertainment, which might explain why Game of Thrones remains bafflingly more popular than Match Game. But one thing we can all agree on is that were all paying for way too many streaming services. Between Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video, HBO Now, CBS All-Access, and a bundled service like Sling TV, consumers could easily be paying north of $75 a month to stream all their favorite contentto say nothing of future costs incurred from forthcoming services like Disney+ and whatever WarnerMedia comes out with.

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18:19

SOTT FOCUS: The Health & Wellness Show: Water, Water Everywhere But Not a Drop to Drink "IndyWatch Feed World"

Water is the transparent, tasteless, odorless, and nearly colorless chemical substance that is the main constituent of Earth's streams, lakes, and oceans. It also happens to be the main constituent fluid of most living organisms and an absolutely essential part of life. No known life form, including humans, can possibly survive without it. But what happens when our water becomes so polluted it's actually less harmful to go without? Heavy metals, fracking chemicals, pharmaceutical waste, industrial pollutants, microplastics, agricultural chemicals, dangerous micro-organisms - it seems there's no limit to the amount of toxic stuff we find in our water. Gone are the days of pristine streams and clean lakes you could directly drink from. Now we need complicated filter systems just to get a drinkable glass of what we all need to live. And we in the modernized world are the lucky ones! Join us on this episode of The Health and Wellness Show as we talk about this vital resource that the...

18:16

"This Is Your Life..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time.
Every breath is a choice. Every minute is a choice.
To be or not to be.
Every time you don't throw yourself down the stairs, that's a choice.
Every time you don't crash your car, you re-enlist."

"If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume
and come back as a new character... Would you slow down? Or speed up?"

- Chuck Palahniuk

18:15

EU Chief nominee: 'Uniting' Europe with Africa, meddling in Hungary and Poland's democracy "IndyWatch Feed World"

Named as the centre-left's candidate for the next EU Commission President, Frans Timmermans announced he would crush conservative governments in Europe, insisting that the continent uniting with Africa is "a matter of destiny". Timmermans, who currently sits as the Commission's first vice-president, was nominated to lead the Party of European Socialists (PES) in next May's elections by delegates at the EU Parliament grouping's annual congress in Lisbon on Saturday. The former Dutch defence minister, who has previously claimed Europe could "not remain a place of peace and freedom" unless mass immigration-related "diversity" is imposed throughout the continent including across "even the most remote corners", has notably spent much of his time as President Jean-Claude Juncker's deputy ordering eastern EU states to open their borders to third world migrants. Packed with references to "1940", "Nazi Germany", and "never again", he used his speech at the PES congress to make clear that,...

18:14

Mike Quinsey's Higher Self Message -- December 14, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"



Source: Tree of the Golden Light

David Wilcock 2016.12.12. New Living Expo

Forty ET groups have bases on the Moon and inside the Earth and they call the Earth the experiment. The Sphere Beings first showed up in the 1980s, when a gigantic Orb the size of Neptune was found in our Solar System heading towards our planet, and it circled all of them in turn. Around 1999-2001 we had a number of Spheres coming into our Solar System that have remained ever since. In November 2015 in Australia aboard the new Aircraft Carrier Aegis they had a massive Draco Super Beam Weapon and they fired upon a Sphere causing it to glow bright red, and it then re-directed the particle beam back to the Aircraft Carrier, and it blew up the whole base in Pine Gap. After that a no fly zone was created around the Earth.

The Illuminati planned the Twin Tower attacks to take place on the 9th November 2001 because it was the date of the birth of Christ exactly 2000 years earlier. The Twin Towers came down within a ten minute window of it. The Illuminati thought the Spheres were the return of the Annunaki Gods who would save them. So they were trying to offset the power of the message in the Bible, as it stated that Jesus would return after 2000 years. The Russians can prove that the 9/11 destruction of the Twin Towers was brought about by the use of a small nuclear bomb placed by the Cabal. Putin is ready if necessary to reveal details of false flag operations. The Russians have an advanced missile system called the Annexe that cannot be tracked by radar making military technology useless. David Wilcock commented that because of it there would never be another war.

The Mayan Calendar End Date of 2012 was when 100 very large Spheres wit...

18:14

France counting up billions in lost revenues after weeks of Yellow Vest protests "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Bank of France has lowered the country's economic growth forecast for this and next year from 1.6 percent to 1.5 percent, warning that the longer the unrest lasts the greater the losses will be for the national economy. Shortly after slashing its assessment of economic growth, in the final quarter, in half, the central bank has cut overall growth on Thursday. Meanwhile, the regulator remains optimistic about unemployment which they expect will continue to fall. While the new figures show that the economy is expected to slow just 0.1 percent in 2018 and 2019 compared to previous assessment, in real money the sum is quite significant. It may cost the protest-riven EU country up to $28 billion based on the IMF forecast for the country's GDP for 2018 of almost $2.8 trillion. "Overall the more the movement lasts, the bigger the loss for the French economy," Governor of the Bank of France, Francois Villeroy, told French business newspaper Les Echos.

18:13

Bellingcats Kerch Gaff How Kurt Volker Bought Ukraines Lie "IndyWatch Feed World"

For 5 years Ukraine has bamboozled supporters by using independent researchers like Bellingcat that work with Ukraines Intel to fabricate its innocence.

On November 25th, the Kerch incident happened, worsening the Wests relationship with Russia ahead of the G-20 Meeting in Argentina.

Seemingly right on cue, Russian planners couldnt find anything better to do than cause another major international incident right in front of the entire world. They did this even as Russian President Vladimir Putin was set to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump. The formal meeting that never happened was canceled because of Ukraines hyper histrionics.

Special Representative for Ukraine negotiations, Kurt Volker, wasted no time getting on Ukraines already crashing wagon by citing Bellingcats conclusion that the Ukrainian ships may have been fired on in international waters. Bellingcat suspects the Russian ships may have been 500 yards outside of their territory. This flaccid statement by Bellingcat is all Volker and Ukraine found to stand behind.

Volker is undeterred even though the Bellingcat reports only value is to spin another nut into Ukraines InfoWar machine.

Bellingcat is a western based arm of Ukrainian Intel and InfoWar. Bellingcat OSINT school attendance can be cross-referenced against people from Ukraine and the various Diasporas supporting a nationalist Ukraine or Syria. When Ukrainian supporters at the seminars are multiplied by a per seat value, we can know exactly who built Bellingcats reputation and how Bellingcat receives financing.

When Bellingcats OSINT results are looked at against Ukrainian Intel, Bellingcat is anti-American, anti-Democracy, against Christianity, against free-speech, support Ukraines Bandera nationalists and ISIS.

In fact, the same Ukrainian Intel groups who provide Bellingcat with its Syrian and Ukrainian Intelligence did the official Opposition Research on Candidate Donald Trump in 2016. To do this the Ukrainian operatives were given access to US State Department and DNC servers.

They say openly these groups feed Bellingcat important information from their Ukrainian perspective for Bellingcats inciteful and fanciful reports. Ukrainian Intel and Bellingcat work together through the Atlantic Council and its DFR Lab.

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18:11

FLASHBACK: Does Mueller's 'pit bull', lead prosecutor Weissmann have a history of ethics violations? "IndyWatch Feed World"

These facts raise serious concerns about Andrew Weissmann's continued service on the special counsel's team and justify delving further into the career of the long-time federal prosecutor. Houston-based attorney Kevin Fulton, of the Fulton Law Group, filed a motion on my behalf Thursday morning to unseal and unredact court records that may expose past misconduct by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's lead prosecutor, Andrew Weissmann. Since Weissmann took a leave of absence from his top Department of Justice job to join the special counsel's team, critics have questioned his impartiality. Reports suggest the man branded Mueller's pit bull by the New York Times violated internal protocol when he met with reporters from the Associated Press in April 2017. The following day, the AP published an expos on Paul Manafort's relationship with Ukraine officials.

18:11

Decline of the dollar: Russia and Syria to dump dollar in mutual trade, agree on joint energy projects "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Moscow-Damascus Intergovernmental panel has reached a series of agreements, including switching to national currencies in mutual settlements and commercial energy exploration in Syria. "Mutual settlements, transport and logistics - as far as I'm concerned these issues have been settled," Vladimir Padalko, Vice-President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry told journalists on the sidelines of an annual meeting of the Russian-Syrian commission for trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation, taking place in Damascus. The Russian official added that the countries have picked 200 Russian and Syrian companies to take part in joint projects for rebuilding the war-torn country. The parties are set to sign an agreement that includes 10 extensive focus areas for recovering the Syrian post-war economy. The parties have also clinched a number of commercial agreements on exploration and production of energy commodities in Syria, according to the Russian office....

18:00

CDC Finally Admits What Anti-Vaxxers Say About The MMR Vaccine "IndyWatch Feed World"

Parents, legal guardians, pediatricians, family doctors, local school boards, state health agencies and specifically the States of California, Mississippi and West Virginia, must take notice what the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have posted onto their Vaccine Information Statements MMR VIS dated February 12, 2018, but no one in the U.S. controlled, free press and mainstream, lamestream media have let you know, published or broadcast via nightly news.

*The existing statute in Minnesota and Louisiana does not explicitly recognize religion as a reason for claiming an exemption, however, as a practical matter, the non-medical exemption may encompass religious beliefs.
**In Virginia, parents can receive a personal exemption only for the HPV vaccine.
***Missouris personal belief exemption does not apply to public schools, only child care facilities.

Website: http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/school-immunization-exemption-state-laws.aspx

Here is the CDCs latest information on the MMR Vaccine:

  • Some people should not get this vaccine

Tell your vaccine provider if the person getting the vaccine:

Has any severe, life-threatening allergies. A person who has ever had a life-threatening allergic reaction after a dose of MMR vaccine, or has a severe allergy to any part of this vaccine, may be ad...

18:00

"Sleepwalkers Awoke!" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Sleepwalkers Awoke!"
by James Howard Kunstler

"Andrew Sullivan called it the Great Awokening in a shrewd New York Magazine column this week. He refers, off course, to earlier episodes of American religious hysteria, namely the Great Awakening of the 1730s that featured the Rev. Jonathan Edwards raining sulfur and brimstone down on guilt-wracked New Englanders, and then the Second Awakening of the the early 1800s that spun off innumerable Protestant sects, cults, and utopian experiments. I like the term Wokesterism because the ism part acknowledges that the current hysteria makes a religion out of politics.

Sullivans theory is that Wokesterism is an improvised replacement for sclerotic American Christianity, to fill the vacuum of entropic meaninglessness that pervades life in the republic these days. He says: "And so were mistaken if we believe that the collapse of Christianity in America has led to a decline in religion. It has merely led to religious impulses being expressed by political cults. Like almost all new cultish impulses, they see no boundary between politics and their religion.

Wokesterism eerily mirrors many of the harsher practices of the most severe American Protestantism. It offers its own original sin, white privilege, from which there is neither redemption nor hope of redemption - like the old Presbyterian hell for babies who have come into this world drenched in sin. No amount of abject apology will avail for heretics to Wokesterism. The principal aims of Wokesterism are coercion of others, persecution, and punishment of the guilty (the un-Woke). Most importantly, it requires the...

17:56

The Importance of the Latest Netflix Dystopia "IndyWatch Feed World"

1983 is an alternative history that bears disturbing resemblance to contemporary politics.

17:51

Neuroscience and the True Purpose of Yoga "IndyWatch Feed World"

Jonathan Davis, Uplift
Waking Times

For some time, whenever I went to a yoga class, Id get that feeling you get when you come in part way through a television series. I got the gist of the story and was able to go along with with what was happening but it wasnt until yoga teacher and human movement specialist Simon Thakur explained some details around what Im choosing to see as the beginning of the story that things really started to make sense.

The Foundations Of Yoga

The foundation stone I discovered I had been missing was the purpose behind all of the postures. Simon Thakur shared that one of the core functions of yoga is about increasing awareness throughout the body with a particularly important focus around the central axis of the body, between the spine and the organs. From here, a fundamental aspect of yoga practice can start with the awakening of our ability for the spine to undulate backwards and forwards, undulate side-to-side and to twist and awakening this ability in each individual vertabrae.  This was the foundation stone I was looking for.

Like going back to the beginning of the television series Id started watching in the middle, I suddenly saw new depth and had a more complete understanding of everything Id already seen so far. For example, it suddenly occurred to me that this opening of spinal flexibility and increase in strength helps one to sit for extended periods of time with the spine in a state of alignment, for connection to higher awareness in meditation.

It didnt take long to realise that this was the tip of an iceberg of knowledge that...

17:45

"Not Wise Enough..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know -
and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, 
so that we use it to destroy ourselves? 
Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance."
- Isaac Asimov

17:41

Robert Reich: Privatization Cant Solve Our Countrys Ills "IndyWatch Feed World"

Privatization. Privatization. Privatization. Its all you hear from Republicans. But what does it actually mean?

Generations ago, America built an entire national highway system, along with the largest and best public colleges and universities in the world. Also public schools and national parks, majestic bridges, dams that generated electricity for entire regions, public libraries and public research.

But around 1980, the moneyed interests began pushing to privatize much of this, giving it over to for-profit corporations. Privatization, the argument went, would boost efficiency and reduce taxes.

The reality has been that privatization too often only boosts corporate bottom lines.

For example, consider Trumps proposal for infrastructure. It depends on private developers, who would make money off of both tax subsidies and private tolls. So the public would get charged twice, without any guarantee that the resulting roads, bridges, or rapid transportation systems would be where theyre most needed.

Its true that private for-profit corporations can do certain tasks very efficiently. And some privatization has worked. But the goal of corporations is to maximize profits for shareholders, not to serve the public interest.

The question should be: Whats best for the public? Here are five rules of thumb for when public services should not be privatized:

1. Dont privatize when the purpose of the service is to bring us together reinforcing our communities, helping us connect with one another across class and race, linking up Americans whod otherwise be isolated or marginalized. 

This is why we have a public postal service that serves everyone, even small rural communities where for-profit private carriers often wont go. This is why we value public education and need to be very careful that charter schools and other forms of so-called school choice dont end up dividing our children and our communities rather than pulling them together.

2. Dont privatize when the service is less costly when paid for through tax revenues than through prices set by for-profit corporations. 

Americas hugely expensive for-profit health-insurance system, for example, is designed to sign up healthy people and avoid sick people, while running up huge tabs for advertising and marketing, and giving big rewards to shareholders and executives. Which is why the administrative costs of Medicare are a fraction of the costs of for-profit medical insurance and why we need Medicare for all.

3. Dont privatize when the people who are supposed to get the service have no power to complain when services are poor. 

This is why for-profit prison corporations have proven...

17:36

Final Dispatch From COP24: What Just Happened? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Read time: 4 minsFor most of us, the UN climate talks or COP24 are drawing to a close and home is in sight. That's probably not the case for hundreds of negotiators who still have a lot to sort out before they can agree on the rules to implement the Paris Agreement, and are likely to work through the night and possibly beyond to do so. After two weeks of protesting, lobbying, greenwashing, setbacks and admittedly important progress made on the rulebook for the Paris Agreement, [...]

17:34

New sea slug species discovered "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 12 December 2018 video says about itself:

New nudibranch species discovered

Nudibranchs are marine slugs that come in a variety of whimsical colors. They are found throughout the world ocean from surface waters to the deep sea. However, only three species were known from the Northeast Pacific Ocean until scientists from Cal Poly Pomona, Western Australian Museum, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and MBARI [Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in the USA] recently described five new species from this region.

Four of these were observed during MBARI research expeditions off the California coast and in the Gulf of California, off Mexicos Baja Peninsula. We used morphological characteristics and molecular tools to distinguish these animals from all previously described species of nudibranchs.

These new species Tritonia nigritigris*, Dendronotus claguei*, Ziminella vrijenhoeki*, Cuthona methana, and Aeolidia libitinaria* were given distinct names which honor MBARI scientists or describe their physical appearance or the habitat in which they were found.

As with many other deep-sea regions, we predict the number of new species from the Northeast Pacific to increase with further exploration. This area is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change emphasizing the urgency of documenting this fauna.

*Collected by MBARI remotely operated vehicles.

For more information see: Valds, A., Lundsten, L., & Wilson, N.G. (2018) Five new deep-sea species of nudibranchs (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia: Cladobranchia) from the Northeast Pacific. Zootaxa 4526 (4): 401433

17:32

Personal Bank Accounts in Venezuela Frozen to Fight Terrorism "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Organic Preppers Editors Note: This article by Jose about the blocking of personal bank accounts in Venezuela made me think about how the Patriot...

17:31

The ISIS Massacre in Sweida: A Story of Torment and Resilience for an Uninterested World "IndyWatch Feed World"

SWEIDA, SYRIA On July 25, 2018, ISIS terrorists attacked Sweida City and villages in the surrounding countryside. The ensuing massacre, one of the bloodiest of the eight-year Syrian conflict, went virtually unreported in the West. The U.S. coalition, illegally occupying Syrian territory, turned a blind eye as the ISIS terrorists that they claim to be waging war on entered the seven villages to the east of Sweida City that were targeted for wanton bloodshed.

At 4 a.m. the terrorist group approached under cover of darkness. They encircled each village, posting snipers around the villages and along the straight road that connects them all, to prevent civilians from leaving or coming to the aid of others. ISIS fighters entered homes and murdered civilians even children as they slept, unaware of the horror that was approaching. In Shbeki a disabled child was beheaded as he slept. In Shrehi the roads ran with blood, according to resident of the village, H. Saab (his full name is not given for security reasons), who lost 35 members of his extended family in the attack.

In September 2018, I visited three of the seven villages that had endured the July attack. Sweida is a province around 110 km to the south of Damascus. It is the home of the Syrian Druze community that has remained steadfastly loyal to the Syrian state and Syrian Arab Army throughout the regime-change war waged against Syria by the U.S. coalition, Turkey, the Gulf States and Israel for eight long years. Until this massacre, the Druze had rarely been catastrophically affected by the conflict. The SAA had successfully kept a check on ISIS advances into the heartland of this fiercely resilient province.

The attack was given cursory coverage by most in the media; it was certainly not marked as one of the most heinous crimes committed by a terrorist group that was effectively enabled and protected by the U.S. coalition embedded in Al-Tanf, 330 km to the northeast of Sweida City and the targeted villages. ISIS fighters moved in from the direction of Tilal Al-Safa, a volcanic desert region situated around 100 km from Sweida City, again to the northeast. At no point did the Al-Tanf military base, bristling with surveillance equipment, detect or react against the ISIS operation. At the time, acclaimed Middle East journalist Elijah Magnier pointed out: ISIS knew it was...

17:30

Did This High School Student Just Solve Africa's Energy Problem? "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Zimbabwean high school student received a prize from the Society for Science & the Public Community thanks to his entry in his local science fair. Unsatisfied with using a potato to power a lightbulb, Macdonald Chirara decided to tackle a major environmental problem and a national infrastructure issue at the same time.

17:28

Our environment is for life, not just for Christmas | Letters "IndyWatch Feed World"

Fiona Gomersall on ecological damage caused by Christmas trees, Rachel Kennerley on richer nations bearing the greatest burden, Sandy Irvine on population pressures and John Hobson on a carbon-added tax. Plus letters from Daniel Scharf, and Dr Stephen Brien of the Legatum InstituteYour article about which Christmas trees to buy (Fake or real: which ones look best and won't cost the Earth?, 8 December) failed to make some important points that need seriously considering if all [...]

17:23

Tens of Thousands of Police Prepare for Act 5 of Yellow Vest Protests "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Joseph Jankowski France is ready to deploy tens of thousands of police in anticipation for a fifth round of the Yellow Vest protests that...

17:14

More Tech = More E-Waste. Smart Phones, Utility Smart Meters, 5G, IoT, AI Arent Good for the Planet. "IndyWatch Feed World"

By B.N. Frank A recent article published by Flagler College Gargoyle serves as another reminder that our government and societys increasing fascination, implementation, and reliance...

17:14

Senate Votes to End Support for War in Yemen, Makes History "IndyWatch Feed World"

After defeating two last-minute amendments by ultra-hawkish Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) that would have completely gutted the measure, the Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) resolution to end U.S. military support for Saudi Arabias years-long assault on Yemen by a bipartisan vote of 56-41.

The votewhich marks the first time the Senate has passed a War Powers resolutionwas applauded by anti-war groups as an important first step toward ending Americas complicity in the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.

This vote immediately diminishes U.S. political support for the war and puts more pressure on Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to end their brutal tactics and negotiate an end to the war, said Paul Kawika Martin, Peace Actions senior director for policy and political affairs.

Martin added that the passage of Sanders resolutionwhich was also sponsored by Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah)is a testament to the power of political activism, and a reminder that we must continue the struggle for a just and responsible foreign policy, because that struggle makes a difference.

Despite the fact thatwith the help of five Democratsthe GOP succeeded in passing a rule that effectively kills the possibility of a House vote on the Yemen War Powers resolution this year, Sanders nonetheless celebrated the vote as a historic victory in the fight to end Americas major role in the Saudi-led assault on Yemen.

In a statement, Kate Gould, legislative director for Middle East policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation, said the incoming House Democratic leadership must pledge to hold a vote in early January on ending support for this war.

If the measure passes the House next year, it will have to pass the Senate again before reaching President Donald Trumps desk.

Today, the Senate sent the strongest signal yet that America must stop enabling the starvation of children, Gould concluded.

In a video posted to Twitter after...

17:07

Body Positive Catwalk At Times Square: Models Of All Sizes Come Together In A Unique Initiative "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Mayukh Saha

The ironic fact about body-shaming is, and this I say from personal experience, that people often indulge in it thanks to years of conditioning without even knowing that it is something which should be condoned.

Many young people, of various ages, spend a major part of their adulthood enmeshed in the throes of mental disorders like anxiety, low self-esteem and the like because of being subjected to incipient or malignant body-shaming at some point in their childhood. Not to mention, their lives as children was far from savoury.

And this is harder for women because sad as it may seem, oppression has always been worse for them, from witch hunts to the circumstances that gave rise to the #metoo movement

For the longest time, the world of high fashion was considered a place of worship by many young women. Sadly, it was never as inclusive when it came to body-size diversity.

Victorias Secret, for example, was one of the many brands that were notoriously wanting in this department.

And what you must understand here is that high fashion is a huge deal when it comes to talking about things that can be done in order to achieve gender equality. Because the notions of ideal body shape trickle down from that field and emulate. So, if that sphere is made inclusive, tolerant and diverse, it can really make an impact, changing many lives in the process.

Something that happened recently at Times Square might just be one of the many stepping stones towards that positive change.

Ed Razek, chief marketing officer at L Brands, the company that owns Victorias Secret, had very infamously shot down the idea of transgendered models walking the ramp for VS, in an interview with Vogue. Khrystyana Kazakova, a plus-size model was all but appalled when she heard the big-shots thoughts on diverse casting, as she informed the New York Post.

As a result, she thought she should do something about it and she went all-out, organising an all-body-inclusive fashion show right in the death of winter. And she welcomed models of a...

17:02

Trump, US Senate and Saudi war on Yemen "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 14 December 2018 video says about itself:

Defying Trump, US Senate votes to end US support for Yemen war

The US Senate has voted to end all military support to the SaudiUAE coalition for the war in Yemen.

A second resolution blamed Saudi Arabias Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, known as MBS, for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

If the measures pass the House, theyre likely to be vetoed [by] President Donald Trump.

Al Jazeeras Rosiland Jordan has more.

SENATORS VOTE TO END SUPPORT FOR SAUDI WAR A majority of senators voted to end U.S. support for a Saudi Arabian military campaign in Yemen that has been caused tens of thousands of deaths and mass starvation. The vote provides the strongest rebuke yet of a three-year U.S. policy that the Trump administration says it has no plans to end. [HuffPost]

17:00

In 2019, Scientists Funded by Bill Gates to Spray Particles into the Sky in First Experiment to Dim the Sun "IndyWatch Feed World"

Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project
Waking Times

The controversial subject of geoengineering or weather modification which was popularized, and oversimplified with the term chemtrails is once again stepping from the shadows and into the light of public scrutiny. And it may soon be a reality as scientists plan first ever experiment to spray particles in the sky to dim the sun.

What was once a conspiracy theory is now the subject of congressional debate, peer-reviewed studies, and now a Harvard experiment. Harvard scientists will attempt to replicate the climate-cooling effect of volcanic eruptions with a world-first solar geoengineering experiment set for early 2019.

What was once a conspiracy theory will soon be a reality, in only months.

Known as the Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment (SCoPEx), the experiment will spray calcium carbonate particles high above the earth to mimic the effects of volcanic ash blocking out the sun to produce a cooling effect.

The experiment was announced in Nature magazine last month, who was one of few outlets to look into this unprecedented step toward geoengineering the planet.

If all goes as planned, the Harvard team will be the first in the world to move solar geoengineering out of the lab and into the stratosphere, with a project called the Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment (SCoPEx). The first phase a US$3-mill...

17:00

The Demands of the Yellow Vest Movement are Growing into Real Systemic Change "IndyWatch Feed World"

Phillip J. Watt, Contributor
Waking Times

Long story short; French citizens have revolted for the fourth week in a row calling for changes in governmental and corporate design. Even though UN Military and thousands of French police have been deployed in response, the police have actually been filmed removing their helmets in solidarity with the French people.

In this light, all police, military personnel, teachers, doctors, social workers, academics, journalists, bureaucrats, politicians and other people who work within the system (as well as everyone else) should attempt to truly understand what this increasingly global movement is actually about and stand with the people who are attempting to facilitate genuine change in our troubled world.

Moving on, the mainstream media have generally limited their reporting on the demands of the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) to a rejection of a fuel tax, raising the minimum wage and the removal of the Prime Minister, Emmanuel Macron. And of course theres been a disproportionate focus on looting and other uncivil behaviour. However, the independent media is telling a more comprehensive story than the mainstream platforms, which comes as no surprise. After all, fake news isnt just false reporting, its also the dishonest dissemination of information such as lying by omission.

To make it clear, the protests are now also about pro-nationalism and anti-globalism, as well as ...

16:55

Tumblrs NSFW castaways are flocking to these lifeboats as a ban looms "IndyWatch Feed World"

Existing networks, new projects, and emergency archives are all offering refuge for Tumblr posts and blogs that might get banned on December 17.

Something will happen to potentially hundreds of thousands of Tumblrs 12 million blogs on December 17. Thats the date the company plans to hide from public view all content flagged as adult by its image-tagging software. Given how error-prone Tumblrs algorithms have been, users fear that entire blogs could disappear. Even if the glitches are eventually remedied through an appeals process, lots of content currently on the service (like porn) will not pass the new restrictions.

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16:55

Cory Booker, Likely 2020 Contender, Says He Supports Green New Deal "IndyWatch Feed World"

He joins Sen. Bernie Sanders in backing the plan to combat climate change, and becomes the second likely presidential candidate to do so.

16:48

J&J Knew for Decades that Asbestos Lurked in its Baby Powder "IndyWatch Feed World"

Via: Reuters: A Reuters examination of many of those documents, as well as deposition and trial testimony, shows that from at least 1971 to the early 2000s, the companys raw talc and finished powders sometimes tested positive for small amounts of asbestos, and that company executives, mine managers, scientists, doctors and lawyers fretted over the []

16:46

Hungarian protesters stage massive rally over labor 'slave law', clashing with police outside parliament "IndyWatch Feed World"

A controversial labor bill dubbed the 'slave law' has sparked an angry public response in Hungary. Protesters have clashed with police outside the parliament as thousands staged a massive rally in Budapest. Thousands of people marched through the Hungarian capital on Wednesday, in an attempt to discourage lawmakers from approving a controversial amendment to the labor law, backed by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party. Despite popular opposition, the bill was still adopted later the same day, prompting an angry crowd to gather outside of the parliament building in the evening. The protesters were chanting "traitors!" Some of them were also waving the EU flags.

16:42

Imagine for a Moment If Saudi Arabia Were Not a US Ally "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US Senate has voted 56 to 41 to sorta-kinda eventually end Americas part in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, one step out of a great many that will need to happen in order to end the worst humanitarian crisis on the face of the earth.

The joint resolution still allows US drones to patrol Yemeni airspace and rain death from above in its war on terror against Al Qaeda, and it is unable to pass in the House this year due to an unbelievably sleazy rider that House Republicans attached to the unrelated Farm Bill. The resolution isnt expected to change much in terms of actual US participation in the war besides some intelligence and reconnaissance assistance to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates against the Houthi rebels, since the US has already ended its assistance in refueling Saudi jets on their bombing campaigns as of last month. Trump is expected to veto any Yemen resolutions, and the Senate resolution was not passed with a veto-proof supermajority.

Still, its a step. A step in the right direction, both toward congress imposing some checks and balances on the Executive Branchs heretofore obscenely unchallenged war powers, and toward the US government moving into opposition to the brazen war cri...

16:38

Why are Gilet Jaunes are going after Macron? "IndyWatch Feed World"

French protestors, known as the Gilets Jaunes, have scored concessions from President Emmanuel Macron, proving more effective than political partiesthe group is protesting against Macron

16:34

Democrats Are Drooling With Glee Over 2 New Legal Developments That They Believe Could End The Trump Presidency "IndyWatch Feed World"

There never was any collusion with Russia, but the Mueller investigation opened the door for investigators to keep turning over rocks, and it was inevitable that they were eventually going to find something.  In America today, we are governed by literally millions of laws, rules and regulations, and nobody has more laws that they must follow than the president of the United States.  So if the Deep State really wants to get the resident of the White House, there are lots of ways that they can do it.  Over the past several days, there have been a couple of new legal developments that potentially represent great threats to the Trump presidency, and Democrats are drooling with delight.

The first development involves a potential violation of campaign finance laws.  In August, lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to arranging payments to two women at the direction of Donald Trump.  A $130,000 payment was made through a shell company to Stormy Daniels, and it was arranged that a $150,000 payment would be made to former Playboy model Karen McDougal through American Media Inc., which is the parent company of the National Enquirer.  It was ruled that these payments were made for the principal purpose of influencing the election, and it is one of the reasons why Michael Cohen is going to prison for three years.

Personally, I am quite skeptical that these hush money payments constitute campaign expenses which must be reported, but this is the interpretation that is being pushed by the Deep State, and it is being widely accepted by the mainstream media and by members of both political parties.

In August 2015, there was a meeting between Michael Cohen, American Media Inc. CEO David Pecker and at least one other member of the campaign during which a plan to catch and kill negative stories about Trump was discussed.  According to NBC News, it has been confirmed that the other member in the room was Trump himself

As part of a nonprosecution agreement disclosed Wednesday by federal prosecutors, American Media Inc., the Enquirers parent company, admitted that Pecker offered to help deal w...

16:32

Factory robot impales worker with 10 foot-long steel spikes after horror malfunction "IndyWatch Feed World"

(Photo Credit: REX FEATURES) A 49-year-old, Chinese factory worker named as Mr. Zhou, was working the night shift at a porcelain factory in Hunan province when he was struck by a falling robotic arm and skewered with ten metal spikes (each a foot long and a half-inch thick). Due to the severity of his injuries, he was transferred []

The post Factory robot impales worker with 10 foot-long steel spikes after horror malfunction appeared first on Health Nut News.

16:30

Colourful birds at New York, USA feeders "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from New York state in the USA says about itself:

Colorful Feeder Birds Visit Cornell Lab FeederWatch Cam Dec. 13, 2018

The feeders were filled with reds and blues this morning! Watch Northern Cardinals, Blue Jays, and a Hairy Woodpecker all visit the cam in this short clip.

Watch LIVE at http://AllAboutBirds.org/CornellFeeders for news, updates, and more information about the pond and its surroundings.

16:30

U.S. Pastor Buys His Wife A Lamborghini As Pastors In Other Countries Are Beaten And Thrown In Prison "IndyWatch Feed World"

Is it appropriate for a pastor to buy a $200,000 Lamborghini for his wife?  When news came out that Greenville pastor John Gray had given his wife a Lamborghini sports utility vehicle for their eighth anniversary, there was an explosion of outrage.  In response, Gray posted a video in which he unapologetically refused to back down.  He insisted that he was a husband first and that nobody had the right to criticize him for blessing his wife.  And without a doubt, we want husbands that are good to their wives, but what does it look like to the rest of the world when the pastor of a prominent megachurch flaunts the purchase of a brand new Lamborghini for his wife on Instagram?

In an Instagram video taken at the celebration, Gray leads his wife to a bow-wrapped car and hands her the keys while saying Lamborghini Urus.

Gray, who leads Relentless Church in Greenville, acknowledged on social media that he bought his wife a car for their anniversary and responded to criticism of the purchase.

Do you think that this sort of testimony is going to draw more people toward the Christian faith or away from it?

Gray says that no church money was used for this purpose, and I believe him.  Ever since Oprah Winfrey started taking him under her wing, he has been doing extremely well

Gray, a reality television star with a show on OWN, has several ventures, including other television projects, books and endorsements.

Its people who say preachers make too much money and they shouldnt have this or that, Gray said in the interview last year. I understand why and how people get there, but I think they should be very cautious to understand that if the individuals tha...

16:29

Nicaragua: Government Crackdown on Media, Activists "IndyWatch Feed World"

(New York) The government of President Daniel Ortega has begun a sweeping crackdown against the free press and activists in Nicaragua, Human Rights Watch said today. The government has shut down nine respected nongovernmental organizations and raided several of their offices. Between November 29 and December 13, 2018, Congress stripped the nine groups of their legal registration, effectively forcing them to shut down. Congressman Filiberto Rodrguez of the ruling Sandinista Front of [...]

16:28

India Worst floods in 100 years "IndyWatch Feed World"

At least 324 people have been killed in flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala in what local officials say is the worst flooding in 100 years. Indias monsoon season started in June, but the death toll in Kerala has soared in the past 24 hours. Rescuers are battling torrential rains to save residents, with more than 200,000 people left homeless in camps. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in the state to see the devastation for himself.

16:21

60% Of California Wildfire Victims Reported To Be Elderly, "IndyWatch Feed World"

Many Found In Or Near Homes

Los Angeles Times: Many Victims Of Californias Worst Wildfire Were Elderly And Died In Or Near Their Homes, New Data Show

Rose Farrell is the oldest victim of the devastating Camp fire to be identified so far. She was 99, and she died inside her home on Herman Road in Paradise. Evva Holt, 85, died inside a pickup truck after she was evacuated from Feather Canyon Gracious Retirement Living. She made it only a mile

16:20

7-Year-Old Girl Dies of Dehydration, Shock After Border Patrol Arrest "IndyWatch Feed World"

LAS CRUCES, N.M. A 7-year-old girl who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with her father last week died after being taken into the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol, federal immigration authorities confirmed Thursday.

The Washington Post reports the girl died of dehydration and shock more than eight hours after she was arrested by agents near Lordsburg, New Mexico. The girl was from Guatemala and was traveling with a group of 163 people who approached agents to turn themselves in on Dec. 6.

Its unknown what happened to the girl during the eight hours before she started having seizures and was flown to an El Paso hospital.

In a statement, Customs and Border Protection said the girl had not eaten or consumed water in several days.

The agency did not provide The Associated Press with the statement it gave to the Post, despite repeated requests.

Processing 163 immigrants in one night could have posed challenges for the agency, whose detention facilities are meant to be temporary and dont usually fit that many people.

When a Border Patrol agent arrests someone, that person gets processed at a facility but usually spends no more than 72 hours in custody before they are either transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement or, if theyre Mexican, quickly deported home.

The girls death raises questions about whether border agents knew she was ill and whether she was fed anything or given anything to drink during the eight-plus hours she was in custody.

Immigrants, attorneys and activists have long raised issues with the conditions of Border Patrol holding cells. In Tucson, an ongoing lawsuit claims holding cells are filthy, extremely cold and lacking basic necessities such as blankets. A judge overseeing that lawsuit has ordered the agencys Tucson Sector, which patrols much of the Arizona-Mexico border, to provide blankets and mats to sleep on and to continually turn over surveillance footage from inside the cells.

The Border Patrol has seen an increasing trend of large groups of immigrants, many with young children, walking up to agents and turning themselves in. Most are Central American and say they are fleeing violence. They turn themselves in instead of trying to circumvent authorities, many with plans to apply for asylum.

Agents in Arizona see groups of over 100 people on a regular basis, sometimes including infants and toddlers.

Arresting such groups poses logistical problems for agents who have to wait on transport vans that are equipped with baby seats to take them to processing facilities, some which are at least half hour north of the border.

The death of the 7-year-old comes after a toddler died in May just after being released from an ICE family detentio...

16:17

The Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno hospitalized after vaccination gone wrong "IndyWatch Feed World"

(Editors Note: We are proud to be the largest site in the world that talks about vaccines on a daily basis. Because of that, we often get some shade, from both sides. Hence the reason we now use the exact title, word for word, from mainstream articles. And so, if you have a problem with it []

The post The Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno hospitalized after vaccination gone wrong appeared first on Health Nut News.

16:17

Turkey expanding military operation in northern Syria "IndyWatch Feed World"

Turkey said an operation east of the Euphrates river in northern Syria will commence in the coming days.

(we cant waitpity the poor syrians)

The operation, announced on Wednesday, could further complicate already strained relations with the United States, which has troops stationed in the area currently controlled by Kurdish forces.

We will start the operation to clear the east of the Euphrates from separatist terrorists in a few days. Our target is never US soldiers, Erdogan said in a speech televised live.

This step will allow for the path to a political solution to be opened and for healthier cooperation.READ MORE

Syrias Kurds hope for new state and system via Assad talks

The US is supporting Kurdish forces east of the Euphrates, where Peoples Protection Units, or YPG, troops have been fighting against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS).

But Ankara recently again voiced frustration about what it says are delays in the implementation of a deal with the US to clear the YPG from the town of Manbij, located west of the Euphrates in YPG-controlled areas.

syria who control what infographic

Last month, Turkey said it wanted the agreement on Manbij to be fully carried out by the end of the year, followed by joint patrols by Turkish and US troops in northern Syria.

In January, Turkey and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) an Ankara-backed armed Syrian opposition group  launched what it called Operation Euphrates Shield in the Afrin district in northern Syria in an attempt to remove the Kurdish fighters, who it claims are affiliated with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

As the Syrian war progressed, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) umbrella organisation gained significant amounts of territory in eastern and northern Syria in its fight against ISIL.

...

16:12

NYPD Unveils Plan To Deploy Drones That Will Use Facial Recognition To Scan Citizens On The Streets "IndyWatch Feed World"

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has a new crime-fighting tool at their disposal and it will forever change how police do their jobs. The NYPD has unveiled a new Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) which will assist during hostage situations and crime scene surveillance. The new program includes eleven new quad copter drones that can be []

16:10

something unprecedented that took place in Austria almost precisely a year ago "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dear Reader:

The Middle East Forum is hosting a trip to Central Europe on May 21-28, 2019, spending time in Warsaw, Vienna, and Budapest. Following my first notice focused on Poland, this one is about Austria.



wrote in April about something unprecedented that took place in Austria almost precisely a year ago, a development that few outside the country noticed: For the first time in Western Europe, a government took power that advocates anti-immigration and anti-Islamization policies. (I call that a civilizationist government.)

The Austrian Peoples Party (sterreichische Volkspartei, VP) and Freedom Party of Austria (Freiheitliche Partei sterreichs, FP) together won 58% of the vote. Their coalition agreement, implemented from the first day stated:

Austria guarantees freedom of belief and religion but fights political Islam. By political Islam we mean groups and organizations whose ideological foundation is Islam, and which seek to change the basic political and social order by rejecting our constitution and Islamizing society. Political Islam, which can lead to radicalization, antisemitism, violence and terrorism, has no place in our society.

In Austria we will grapple with important questions, like:

  • What are the key issues involving immigration and Islamization?
  • One year later, how is the coalition government faring?
  • Why do we hear so much less from Austrias civilizationists than from Italys?
  • What can these policies teach us about the civilizationist struggle across Europe?

As well as meeting with Austrian decision-makers and opinion-makers, well do some conventional sightseeing of palaces and cathedrals, but what makes the trip unique is the engagement to learn about current circumstances and what these mean for Europe as a whole.

The trip costs US $5,000 per person, with a $1,065 supplement for single occupancy. (MEF donors who con...

16:09

Dutch government wants more money for militarism "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 9 March 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

Bernie Sanders SLAMS Pentagon Corruption

TYT Politics Emma Vigeland discusses Senator Bernie Sanders questioning of Pentagon and Defense Department officials about their spending and relationship with defense contractors.

Not only in the USA is the bloated military budget out of control. There are similar tendencies in other countries.

Dutch NOS TV reports today that the Dutch right-wing government wants to spend more taxpayers money on defence lets stop using that whitewashing euphemism on warmongering and warfare.

This as a consequence of United States President Donald Trump saying at the 2018 NATO conference that European countries should spend more on militarism, like he does.

The Dutch government says they want to spend more on five things:

1. Buying more F-35, aka JSF, warplanes. In the production of these Lockhe...

16:03

Regrettable substitution: EPA finds replacements for toxic teflon chemicals...Toxic "IndyWatch Feed World"

The EPA has released draft toxicity assessments for GenX chemicals and PFBS, both members of a larger group of chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). GenX and PFBS are being used as replacement chemicals for PFOA and PFOS, the original Teflon chemicals that were forced off the market due to their decades-long persistence in the environment and their link to serious health harms in exposed people and wildlife. EPA's assessment confirms what many have feared - taking PFOA and PFOS off the market and out of products has only led to industry replacing them with related PFAS chemicals that pose similar risks - a 'regrettable substitution'.

16:03

Steve Beckow -- Wear Yellow on Saturdays to Say: We're Awake, We're Aware, We're United "IndyWatch Feed World"

Wear Yellow on Saturdays to Say: Were Awake, Were Aware, Were United

December 14, 2018

Source: Golden Age of Gaia | By Steve Beckow



Credit: Hindustan Times

Id like to see people around the world wearing yellow every Saturday.

I invite people everywhere to join in.

What wed mean to say by it is this:

Were awake, were aware, were united.

We want peace and justice. Were joining in the wearing of this color to secure them, peacefully.

Anything yellow will do. A yellow shirt. A yellow shawl. Even a yellow ribbon.

And restricting it to one day a week, and a day when most people are not working, should make it do-able.

If millions participated until we achieve our aims, we could tip (1) public awareness, (2) public willingness to learn, and (3) public willingness to speak out and in other ways peacefully demonstrate.

Just one symbol can spark an experience of global unity that could change the face of the world. The assassination of John Kennedy was an example of such a spark. 9/11 was another.

But somehow we werent willing to act then. The sparks fell on wet ground. We regretted and adjusted and went on with life.

Years later, we see how deep the depravity in wor...

16:01

(Video) Paul Hellyer -- 9/11, the Banking Cartel, Global Warming, and Roswell "IndyWatch Feed World"



Published on Jun 26, 2017

Paul Hellyer exposes the cabal, the banking cartel, defence expenditures, global warming, Roswell, and 9/11. Filmed at the Alien Cosmic Expo in 2017.

16:00

Despite scathing harassment report, UNAIDS head is reprieved, for now "IndyWatch Feed World"

A UNAIDS oversight board has resisted calls for the agency chief's dismissal in the wake of a report that found the agency was rife with harassment, bullying, and abuses of power.

16:00

Dog faithfully guards patch after fire "IndyWatch Feed World"

dog that survived the catastrophic wildfire in Northern California apparently protected the ruins of his home for almost a month until his owner returned.

Madison was there waiting when Andrea Gaylord was allowed back to check on her burned property in Paradise this week.

Ms Gaylord fled when the November 8 fire broke out and destroyed the town of 27,000. An animal rescuer who responded to Ms Gaylords request to check on Madison first spotted the male Anatolian shepherd mix several days later.

Shayla Sullivan said the outdoor guard dog was apprehensive and kept his distance. Ms Sullivan left food and water for him regularly until his owner got back on Wednesday. She also helped locate Madisons brother Miguel, another Anatolian shepherd mix that was taken to a shelter 85 miles away in the confusing aftermath of the wildfire.

If (the evacuees) cant be there Im going to be and Im not going to give up on their animal until they can get back in, Ms Sullivan said.

The dogs reunited Friday when Gaylord came back to the property with Miguel and brought Madison his favorite treat: a box of Wheat Thin crackers.

Gaylord told news station ABC10 she couldnt ask for a better animal.

Imagine the loyalty of hanging in in the worst of circumstances and being here waiting, she said.

Their instinctual job is to watch the flocks and were part of them, she said about her dogs. Its a comforting feeling. 

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15:58

Watch: People power will save us "IndyWatch Feed World"

As another COP24 ends, we look at the 'carbon bomb' fossil fuel projects around the world that would tip us past 1.5C of global warming. And we look forward to 2019, the year that people power will tip the scales back towards climate justice.

15:56

Market Talk- December 14, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Today was all about the weak economic data released in china and the fear that this slowdown is spreading. The concern that the weak contagion affects not just the region, but commodity prices, producers and sentiment everywhere. Core stock markets are been underperforming all year and anyone who has been following performance can testify to that. The Shanghai index is down 22% YTD whilst the Hang Seng has performed better at just -13% YTD. The Australian AO index is down 7.5%, but dont forget that both the CNY and the A$ are equally both down over 7% against the US Dollar too. The SENSEX has managed a positive 5% return, but for any international investors the Rupee has depreciated over 12% this year to the USD. Today the Nikkei lost 2% which takes its YTD return to negative 6%, but the Yen remains unchanged on the year. However, much of the talk here is that the demand for the Yen as a safe-haven appears to be deprecating. 2019 could well be the year we see the results of all the bond market assist play-out as the currency weakens while the Nikkei is the balance. Having seen a better than expected business survey indicator (TANKAN) release, stocks held for the open but eventually were drawn into the selling pressure.

European markets hits their days lows in early trading and managed to claw back much of them prior to closing. There is still so much of an overhang here that many are not sure which of the issues are most worrisome! The BREXIT situation is expected to come to a head before the end of Q1, but this is increasingly looking as though it could go on forever. Budgets are being negotiated to and froe and so all are desperate to know whether they have the 39bn payment or not. The unrest in France and the call for Euro-credit bond issuance it is any wonder all major stock indices are lower on the year. The core DAX index is off 16% YTD, with Spanish and Italian down by 11.5% and 13.5% respectively. The CAC has performed a little better but it too is down 8.5% YTD. Added to this the Euros decline (-6%) and it should not be a surprise the US is almost unchanged there is nowhere else you can invest money. The UK FTSE and GBP are down 11% and 7% respectively, not a great year fin the UK or any US invest...

15:53

Scientists prove link between Aluminum and early onset Alzheimer's disease "IndyWatch Feed World"

In today's world, aluminum is omnipresent, building up within our system from everyday products. Now, we are learning that aluminum toxicity can manifest itself in alarming ways. As many of us are aware, the human body is being bombarded with aluminum in everyday products. Many of our foods, vaccinations, medications, baby products, cosmetics, cleaning products and even soft furnishings contain aluminum and it appears that we are powerless to prevent the ever-increasing onslaught. This is extremely worrying because, according to Professor Exley, a scientist from Keele University in Staffordshire, aluminum can accumulate in the body and has the potential to do harm wherever it ends up.

15:50

The reservoir: the next pandemic? "IndyWatch Feed World"

In Bangladesh, a bat-borne virus is poised to become the next pandemicand medicine alone may not be sufficient to stop it. Is an ecological intervention the answer?

15:49

The reservoir: the next pandemic? "IndyWatch Feed World"

In Bangladesh, a bat-borne virus is poised to become the next pandemicand medicine alone may not be sufficient to stop it. Is an ecological intervention the answer?

15:30

This interactive map shows how wrong we picture the world "IndyWatch Feed World"

Watch the Mercator projection that we all know morph into the true map.

The maps we use to navigate planet Earth, to tell us whats what, lie to us all the time. Take New York Citys transit map, for example. Manhattan is wildly out of scale. The warping of reality is best illustrated by comparing the world famous Central Park to Prospect Park: the former (843 acres) appears to be at least six times the size of Brooklyns finest park (526 acres), when its not even twice the size.

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15:27

Student protests in Albania: What we are witnessing is the direct effect of the neoliberal reform in education "IndyWatch Feed World"

Note from LeftEast editors: This interview originally appeared on the Revolution Permanente website.

Albanian students are protesting en masse against a new hike in tuition fees in one of the poorest countries of the continent. While the medium wage in Albania is 350 euros per month, the tuition fees can go up to 2000 euros per year. Government wanted to make students pay for retake exams but it was forced to retreat to try to calm down the movement. But it seems not enough. We interviewed Redi Mui, lecturer at the Faculty of Geology and Mining and member of Movement For University (Levizja Pr Universitetin), one of the organizers of the protests.

Last Thursday thousands of students took to the streets of Tirana and other cities around

What we are witnessing these days is the direct effect of the neoliberal reform in education that was implemented since July 2015. This reform was based on the idea that competition between universities in order to generate their own funds will lead to an increase in quality. In fact, the only thing that was bound to increase was the tuition fees. Thus, this semester, an extra fee was added for students who are retaking an exam. This was the spark that burned down the city. It started at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, and the next day brought 15.000 students in front of the Ministrys doors.

The list of demands starts with lowering tuition fees and increasing government spending for education, and goes on to include many other demands, such as better dormitories, removing corrupt professors from university, investing in laboratories and libraries the list goes on.

Pr Universitetin is one of organizers of the demonstrations in Tirana, what are your claims?

The Movement For University has been organizing numerous protests against this reform since 2012 when the idea was initially pitched, instead calling for a tuition-free public education. We have also raised many issues faced by students in their university life, issues such as poor infrastructure and various abuses by lectur...

15:17

According To Neuroscience Gratitude Will Keep You Happy "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Mayukh Saha

Being happy is a life goal all of us harbour in the deepest corners of our hearts. We know that when we find it in ourselves to be thankful for something, happiness will come our way.

According to a research conducted at Mindfulness Awareness Research Center at UCLA, if you feel grateful for things that you have in your life, it has a profound effect on your brain at a structural level. This change assures the smooth functioning of the grey cells of your brain and keeps your happiness levels high.

On a physiological level, when you are happy, your central nervous system is affected. You feel calmer and do not react to things explosively.

Research is a gift that keeps giving. Through this article, allow me to familiarise you with the kind of research that digs deeper into everything I just discussed so that you can be happier and more relaxed in your day-to-day life.

One of these studies was conducted at The University of California, Davis, by Robert A Emmons and his friend from The University of Miami, Mike McCullough. This study involved three groups and each of these groups had to maintain different kinds of journals; one that recorded what they were thankful for, one that recorded things that had been bothering them and the other one were asked to note down things that were neutral.

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It was seen that the first group was significantly happier than the other group and even exercised more. There was a second study headed...

15:15

Bear attacks woman in her front yard, drags her 88 yards in Muncy Creek Township, Pennsylvania "IndyWatch Feed World"

A woman and her dog were attacked by a bear in front of their Pennsylvania home Wednesday, according to officials. The bear grabbed the woman as soon as she walked out of her home in Muncy Creek Township -- about 70 miles west of Scranton -- and dragged her for 88 yards, Pennsylvania Game Warden Supervisor Mike Steingraber told ABC News. The woman was able to free herself and call for help, Steingraber said, adding that her dog was also injured. It is not clear why the bear attacked the woman, but gaming officials believe that it was either attracted to body parts of a deer that were present or that bear cubs were in the area and the mom may have felt threatened, Steingraber said.

15:04

The Puzzle of Near-Death Experiences "IndyWatch Feed World"

December 15th, 2018 By Steve Taylor, Ph.D. Guest writer for Wake Up World Near-death experiences: Just the hallucinations of a dying brain or something more mysterious? Several years ago, I worked with a college tutor called John, who had a heart transplant in 1992. During the operation, he was surprised to suddenly find himself awake and alert, looking []

15:01

The New York Times Shameful Obituary of Historian William Blum "IndyWatch Feed World"

You know youve lived wellwell enough to rattle the establishmentwhen the New York Times smears you in the obituary it runs about you (FAIR.org6/20/13).

How did the New York Times (12/11/18) frame this remarkable life? With this remarkable headline:

William Blum, US Policy Critic Cited by bin Laden, Dies at 85

Yes, to the Times, the most important thing about Bill Blums life is that Osama bin Laden once remarked to Americans, in a tape released from hiding, that Rogue State would be useful for you to read.

Blum denounced the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, obituary writer Sam Roberts acknowledged, and said he would not want to live under an Islamic fundamentalist regime. But, Roberts scolded,

he did not disavow the recommendation or express regret that bin Laden, the orchestrator of those attacks, shared his disdain for the policies carried out by the department where he had once worked.

Its unclear what formulation Roberts was looking for from Blum; should he have denied that his book would be usefulto read, or wished aloud that bin Laden had been a supporter of the State Department policies? There are certainly some policies where youd find the State Department, Al Qaeda and the New York Times on one side, and Blum on the othersuch as the invasion of Afghanistan that bin Laden hoped to provoke with the 9/11 attacks, and the...

15:00

California just decided to move to 100% electric city buses "IndyWatch Feed World"

The states clean air agency just issued a new rule to push cities to transition faster.

A decade from now, city transit agencies in California will no longer be able to buy a bus that runs on diesel or natural gas. The California Air Resources Board, the states clean air agency, just voted on a new rule that will require cities to shift to 100% electric buses over time.

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Discover the Disgusting Truth Behind the Real Political Power in America "IndyWatch Feed World"

Waking Times

Did you vote in the past election? Have you ever voted? Did you think that your vote could make a difference, somehow swaying the tide of a nationwide election so that your chosen candidate could win?

Lets start with a quick lesson on middle school civics. You know that every four years, America comes together to vote for and select its next president. Similarly, every two years congressmen are elected, and every six years, we select our senators. These three groups comprise the dual institutions of the Executive branch as well as Congress. Generally speaking, the person with the most votes stands the best chance of winning, and youre taught early on as a child that if you seek to effect change, you must vote and pick who you want in office. Its an elegant system on paper; all you have to do is cast your vote to let your voice be heard

Its All A Lie

The entire democratic system that exists within the United States today is a sham.

Its a mere sideshow that most Americans believe actually means something. Your vote is meaningless for one important reason the person you vote for is powerless to do anything meaningful, utterly incapable of effecting any significant change. It doesnt matter whether you vote Republican or Democrat; your candidate will not be able to change a thing. What Im saying is that no matter if you vote Republican or Democrat is utterly irrelevant because

The person whos elected cant change anything significantly, because the Deep State wont let them.

If youve never heard of the term Deep State (sometimes referred to as Shadow Government), Ill forgive you for not knowing. You wont find the Deep State on the evening news or in the paper. You wont see a commercial on TV trumpeting the Deep States latest moves. They are a mystery to most people, but be warned, the Deep State holds all the power and makes all the decisions the ones that count anyways.

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The American constitution and system of government is beautiful in its simplicity, an elegant system designed by righteous men who truly believed what they wrote and tried their best to guard against corruption. The Founding Fathers did a good job setting up government in fact, they did such a good job that the constitution is still the only thing...

15:00

The RECON National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Publication "IndyWatch Feed World"

Background

The following are the released editions of the NROs internal publication, The RECON.

More dates have been requested, and will be added when they are released.

Declassified Documents

 The RECON issues, 4/20/09, 5/4/09, 5/15/09, 6/01/09 [67 Pages, 10.34MB]

 The RECON issues from 09/2001 through 01/2002 [124 Pages, 11.24MB]

 The RECON issues all of 2003 [327 Pages, 37MB] This PDF file has bookmarks that mark every date issue discernible from the release.

 

 


 

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14:58

Gilet Jaunes: tackling climate change means addressing inequality and building resilience to climate change "IndyWatch Feed World"

Clemence Dubois, France Campaigner for 350.org explores the 'Gilets Jaunes' movement and highlights how economic, social and climate justice must go hand in hand in tackling climate change.

14:49

Wrong place, wrong time: This South American hawk doesn't migrate, but has somehow shown up in Maine "IndyWatch Feed World"

By now, you've likely heard about the gorgeous Mandarin duck appearing almost daily in New York City's Central Park. Since its arrival in October, the web-footed wonder has become a social media sensation - even though it isn't wild or rare. While Mandarin Patinkin, as he has been dubbed, has hogged the limelight, a genuinely rare raptor from Central and South America has arrived from out of the blue in Maine. The great black hawk had never been reported anywhere in the United States before this year, let alone 2,000 miles from home. The young raptor first showed up in Texas in April, reappeared in August in Biddeford, Maine, and then turned up in late November in Portland, Maine. The crowd-pleaser has been attracting gawkers there ever since, including more than 1,000 in five days. "This is a pretty huge deal," says Doug Hitchcox, staff naturalist for Maine Audubon. "Apart from being extremely off course, the bird is also visually appealing. Being a large raptor is helpful, but it...

14:28

Report: Johnson & Johnson knew its baby powder had asbestos for decades "IndyWatch Feed World"

Baby powder + carcinogens are a bad mix.

Last year, a jury awarded a California woman $417 million when she developed ovarian cancer after almost a lifetime of using Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder. The award included $70 million in compensatory damages and a whopping $347 million in punitive damages. If a new Reuters report is accurate, though, that may be just the tip of the iceberg for Johnson & Johnson.

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14:24

Kurdish-led fighters take last Isis town in Syria "IndyWatch Feed World"

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/14/kurdish-led-fighters-take-last-isis-town-in-syria-activists-say

I dont know what the deal is here, America creates ISIS like it created Al q. It says its fighting isis but is often caught resupplying them (or helping them get out of a jam).Then the kurds do a lot of good work east of the Euphrates and south of the Turkish border taking lands (and the kurds partly sponsored by america), then in wades a renegade nato ally when the bullets have stopped flying and says they have a terrorist problem with the PKK or YPG and will invade east of euphrates, and what does Syria say to all this (who shelled the turkish army back yesterday)

Nothing against Turkey at all, but thats how it seems to be to me.

Anyone who reads military history would say we have relaxed, at the wrong time (but there never really is a right time), as this global depression and Syria and other wars just krep chugging on and on endlessly, before you know it one third of your life has gone by like this.

Damn the 0.01% elite! Damn the bankers! Damn US foreign policy and the zions!Damn the european powers gor alowing all this to go on, on their doorstep!

14:23

Chavez and the Twilight of Capitalism: A Conversation with Eduardo Rothe "IndyWatch Feed World"

A philosopher, fisherman and former member of the Situationist International reflects on the Bolivarian Revolution.

14:21

Poland's deadly addiction to coal in pictures "IndyWatch Feed World"

Coal, known as black gold' in Poland, has helped the country achieve energy independence. However, the high-polluting fuel has been linked to serious diseases and premature death. With COP24 climate talks under way in Katowice, pressure grows on Poland to reduce its reliance on the fossil fuel. But with 100,000 coal-dependent jobs in the country, switching to alternative sources of energy carries great economic risk. Here, Violeta Santos Moura explores the problem in her essay Dark [...]

14:21

Can Poland wean itself off coal? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Climate experts say the renaissance can be stopped but change must happen now and the main obstacle is at the topPoland's deadly addiction to coal in picturesDisplays of coal jewellery and coal soap, coal in a glass walkway beneath your feet, coal in the air that you breathe the Polish hosts of this week's UN climate talks have been anything but subtle in reminding delegates that we still live in a fossil-fuelled world despite the urgent necessity to move to a cleaner path.The [...]

14:20

Kevin Reilly will oversee content at WarnerMedias new streaming app "IndyWatch Feed World"

The veteran TV exec with a strong track record in the youth market will help AT&T compete with its rivals in the streaming wars.

WarnerMedias upcoming streaming service has a new face: Kevin Reilly, the veteran TV exec, most recently at Turner Broadcasting, has been hired to head content strategy at the service that is launching later next year. 

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14:16

Schools out: striking students build momentum for disruption in 2019 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Today, thousands of German students are striking across at least fourteen cities as part of a global climate strike, they...

14:16

Prada made blackface monkey trinkets and didnt know they were racist "IndyWatch Feed World"

Prada quickly pulled the offending charm. But the question is, why didnt anyone at Prada recognize how racist they were?

I want to know who was in the room at Prada when they decided to launch little monkey keychains with black faces and red lips. Did the executives who greenlit these products think these monkeys were just adorable, in a kind of Paul Frank circa early-2000s way? Was there no one in that gorgeously decorated boardroom who thought, Huh. You know, this is vaguely reminiscent of blackface?

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14:15

Is California About to Execute an Innocent Man? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Three hours and 42 minutes. Thats how close Kevin Cooper came in 2004 to being murdered by the state, strapped down to a gurney and poisoned via lethal injection. He had been placed in what he calls a death chamber waiting room and stripped of all his clothes before he was granted a stay of execution. Five years later, in an unprecedented dissent, five federal judges on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion that began: The State of California may be about to execute an innocent man.

A rash of evidence would appear to substantiate their claim. In the opinion, Judge William A. Fletcher details multiple Brady disclosureskey information that had been ignored or actively suppressed that would compromise the case against Cooper. Yet thanks to Gov. Jerry Browns inaction, he is no closer to getting state-of-the-art DNA testing, despite the calls of California Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris. Due to the passage of Prop. 66, which dramatically shortens the death penalty appeals process, Coopers execution could be expedited without his ever receiving a fair hearingthis is in one of the bluest states in the country.

Ive had years of post-traumatic stress disorder from having survived that near-death experience at the hands of these volunteer executioners, who are paid by the taxpayers of California, he tells Robert Scheer from death row at San Quentin State Prison. And what I wanted to say earlier was this is America. And the death penalty is a part of America; its a tradition in America. This crime against humanity is nothing new.

In part one of a two-part episode of Scheer Intelligence, Cooper reveals how he has maintained his sanity after 33 years in a cell thats four and a half feet wide and 11 feet long, waiting for a justice that never seems to arrive. Its not just that easy, he admits. I mean, in order to understand what Im going through, youd have to go through it yourself, on a personal experience basis. People have bathrooms in their homes that are larger than this cage that Im in right now. Everything I do, from doing a painting or writing a letter or anything else, I do from within this cage. So I had to turn this cage into something other than a cage. I had to turn it into a classroom, I had to turn it into a churchwhen I want to go to church, I turn this cage into a church.

Cooper also explains, with remarkable eloquence, how his individual struggle is part of a continuum that stretches from the genocide of indigenous peoples through chattel slavery to the mass incarceration and capital punishment of the present day. The same type of people who were enslaved back then...

14:08

'Not open for renegotiation': EU stands by Brexit deal, May receives vague assurances on backstop "IndyWatch Feed World"

British Prime Minister Theresa May has failed to secure any tangible "reassurances" from Brussels that she can take back to her Parliament, with EU leaders refusing to renegotiate the divorce agreement with the UK. Before Brussels delivered its verdict, May told EU leaders that the Brexit deal is "at risk" if British lawmakers' concerns are not addressed, and urged her European counterparts to "change the perception" of the controversial Irish border backstop clause. Yet she has received only vague assurances that the backstop, if triggered, would only be a temporary measure - with no particular timeframe - and that the bloc will "work speedily" and do its best to negotiate, in time, a new trade agreement. The EU has made clear that the backstop was their "insurance policy" to prevent a hard border on the island of Ireland and to preserve the "integrity" of the single market. "It is the Union's firm determination to work speedily on a subsequent agreement that establishes by 31...

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14:05

CBS gives a whopping 1/6th of Moonves severance to anti-sexual harassment groups "IndyWatch Feed World"

Wed call that a good start.

As news breaks about CBSs secret $9.5M settlement with Eliza Dushku over charges of sexual harassment, the network has offered some good news as counterprogramming.

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14:00

Yoda: How President Trump Can Red Pill America "IndyWatch Feed World"

10 Ways President Trump Can Red Pill The Masses In America And Why Its More Important Now Than Ever To Prepare For The Inevitable: The End Of Normalcy Is Here

8 More Ways President Trump Can Red Pill The Masses: From Hiding The True History Of Planet Earth To Human Experimentation, The American People Have Long Been Deceived 

Both lists (only) below the fold.

10 Ways (3 December 2018)

  1. Declassify any and all documents tied to geoengineering and other weather modification projects and strategic aerosol injections.
  2. Declassify any and all documents related to Barack Obamas background. 
  3. Declassify the FISA documents. 
  4. Declassify the still censored/red...

13:48

Dead whale found with 13 pounds of plastic in its stomach "IndyWatch Feed World"

For the third time in as many years, we are saddened to announce that another whale has been found dead with a stomach full of things other than fish. In November, the 31-foot sperm whale washed up on a beach in Indonesia with 13 pounds of plastic waste in its stomach, including 115 plastic cups, 25 plastic []

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13:45

Rebecca Campbell: Forget Left and Right The New Fault-Line is Patriots vs. Globalists "IndyWatch Feed World"

Forget Left and Right: The New Fault-Line is Patriots versus Globalists

The social divide, which in the USA is openly discussed as a culture war, was perhaps best conceptualised by David Goodhart in his book The Road to Somewhere.

On one side are Anywheres, the graduate class who populate the upper echelons of our political and cultural institutions, and who dominate professions such as teaching. Upwardly mobile, they have little sense of belonging to their hometown or country. These rootless citizens of the world contrast starkly with Somewheres, who value their families, community bonds and nationhood, and who see the impact of globalisation as a threat to their culture.

You are more likely to find Somewheres in the pub, and Anywheres in an expensive, trendy ethnic urban restaurant.

The Somewheres are more numerous they are the ordinary people.

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Phi Beta Iota: We have previously characterized the divide as being between the 1% and the 99%. Until the 99% understand that they are stronger as a people not as parties, all committed to authenticity, inclusiveness, and truthfulness, they will continue to be divided and conquered by the 1%.

See Especially:

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13:45

Tormented into a guilty plea? Experts denounce US "miscarriage of justice" in Butina case "IndyWatch Feed World"

Maria Butina's only crime is that she is Russian, legal analysts told RT, attacking the US justice system for keeping her in solitary confinement until she admitted guilt to at least one of the many charges brought against her. "This is an utter and total miscarriage of justice," retired CIA agent and whistleblower John Kiriakou told RT after Butina pleaded guilty to the charge of failing to register with the Justice Department as an agent of the Russian government. "You can see clearly, this is not about justice, this is not about criminal activity. This is about making a political point. This is about identifying Russia and Russians as the enemy of the United States, and punishing them." "We arrested this young woman because we need dirt on Trump and Russia. And she is Russian, political and pro-Trump," US legal analyst Jennifer Breedon explained. "We are seeing [the Foreign Agents Registration Act - FARA] being used specifically as it relates to undermining the Donald Trump...

13:40

For these critically endangered marine turtles, climate change could be a knockout blow "IndyWatch Feed World"

Researchers suggest that projected increases in air temperatures, rainfall inundation and blistering solar radiation could significantly reduce hawksbill hatching success at a selection of major nesting beaches.

13:39

5 Reasons 1.5 remains Critical for the Caribbean "IndyWatch Feed World"

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13:30

Steven Aftergood: CRS on Intelligence Oversight "IndyWatch Feed World"

Steven Aftergood

Congressional Oversight of Intelligence:  Background and Selected Options for Further Reform

The usual suspects: joint committee, consolidated authorization & appropriation, dedicated HPSCI intelligence staff, abolish term limits for HPSCI Members.

PDF (20 Pages): 2018 CRS Intelligence Oversight

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13:25

61 amazing independent bookstores worth supporting this holiday season "IndyWatch Feed World"

They dont own Whole Foods, but they do sell books!

As Groucho Marx once said, outside of a dog, books are mans best friend. Inside of a dog, its too dark to read.

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13:23

Canada suffers US bidding: 2 nationals arrested and stock plunge as China retaliates "IndyWatch Feed World"

The wars of words between Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau may have grabbed headlines, but Canada has always remained a faithful US ally, apparently believing it's a safe bet. The strategy, however, has backfired. Trump's presidency has been marked by a continued row with Canada's 'liberal' Trudeau, which was fueled by a US trade dispute with its Western allies and incompatible views on climate change, for example. The war of words between the two neighbors apparently culminated during the G7 summit in June. But do not be deceived by what you see. All this time Canada actually dutifully followed the US lead and even copied some of its trendiest policies. Be it following Russophobic hysteria or making billions worth of deals with some Middle Eastern autocrats, Canada was here to march in lockstep with its powerful neighbor. Its response to the alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the hands of Washington's key Middle Eastern ally - the Saudis - was also conspicuously...

13:18

This newsletter will definitely not mention Brexit* "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Upside weekly report does, however, look at ideas for making the EU more lovable again*apart from in the headlineRiots in Paris, turmoil in Westminster, death in Strasbourg, stasis in Katowice at climate talks: some weeks, optimism can seem thin and remote, like the atmosphere on Neptune.Happily, there are thinkers such as Thomas Piketty to tell us how it could all be so different. A new plan for the EU, devised by the French economist and dozens of other Europeans, takes aim at some [...]

13:15

British industry watchdog bans sexist stereotypes in advertising "IndyWatch Feed World"

A new Advertising Standards Association code reflects what smart brands already know: Sexism doesnt (and shouldnt) sell.

The dopey dad who doesnt know how to change a diaper. The stressed out mom, cleaning the house while her husband does anything else. The soap that will definitely (maybe?) get you laid. All familiar advertising clichs that have been beaten into the ground and into our heads over decades of mediocre marketing. Now Britains Advertising Standards Association (ASA) has introduced a new rule that aims to cut out of advertising overtly sexist depictions of men and women in gender stereotypical roles, as well as suggestions that transforming your body will make you romantically successful, and the sexualization of young women.

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13:05

Time's 'Person of the Year' hypocrisy "IndyWatch Feed World"

On Tuesday, Time magazine announced its annual Person of the Year Award, honoring what it called "Guardians...who have taken great risks in pursuit of greater truths." Time's editors ignored the most highly deserving investigative, muckraking, truth-telling journalists of our time, focusing on major issues mattering most - polar opposite establishment reporting Time and other major Western media feature exclusively, suppressing what's most important to report. The late William Blum was excluded from consideration. His books, Empire Report, and other writings documented US high crimes throughout the post WW II period - hard truths Time and other establishment media suppress. Nor was WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange a candidate for person of the year. He's a virtual prisoner inside Ecuador's London embassy, unable to leave its confines for over six years, fearing arrest and extradition to the US for the crime of truth-telling journalism the way it's supposed to be, taking an...

13:00

This is what you need to do to overcome negative self-talk "IndyWatch Feed World"

Speaking failures are memorable. But fixating on them isnt going to help you be a better presenter.

What goes through your mind when someone clips a microphone on you? Im guessing that you wont feel much physical sensation, but youll have a flood of emotional reactions because of what it symbolizes.

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13:00

The disorientated ape: Why clever people can be terrible navigators "IndyWatch Feed World"

The human sense of direction is extraordinarily variable. Now we know why some people are so good at getting lost

12:56

Affect Recognition: Face Scanning Combined with Insane Pseudoscience "IndyWatch Feed World"

Youll love this one. Via: The Intercept: Facial recognition has quickly shifted from techno-novelty to fact of life for many, with millions around the world at least willing to put up with their faces scanned by software at the airport, their iPhones, or Facebooks server farms. But researchers at New York Universitys AI Now Institute []

12:52

Clinton Whistleblowers: Thursday's public hearing will reveal 'explosive' information "IndyWatch Feed World"

A trove of documents on the Clinton Foundation alleging possible pay for play and tax evasion have been turned over to the FBI and IRS by several investigative whistleblowers, who will be testifying in an open hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Thursday, according to the committee and lawmakers. Roughly 6,000 documents that are expected to reveal the nearly two-year investigation by the whistleblowers with a private firm called MDA Analytics LLC, which allegedly turned over the documents more than a year and a half ago to the IRS, according to John Solomon, who first published the report last week in The Hill. The whistleblowers are former federal criminal investigators, who allege that the Clinton Foundation was "engaged in illegal activities and may be liable for millions of dollars in delinquent taxes and penalties," according to Solomon.

12:52

Bomb hoax at Columbine High sends 24 Jefferson County schools into hours-long "lockout" "IndyWatch Feed World"

An anonymous caller who claimed bombs had been planted inside Columbine High School on Thursday morning led to an aggressive police response and a decision to place more than 20 schools in the Jefferson County area on "lockout" status. No evidence of explosives or any other threat was found following a search of Columbine, officials said. Three hours after the threat was called in, Jefferson County Public Schools announced that all lockouts had been lifted except the one at Columbine, which would remain in place the rest of the school day.

12:51

Fake news 'fact-checkers' abandoning Facebook after 'losing trust' in the platform "IndyWatch Feed World"

Journalists working as factcheckers for Facebook have pushed to end a controversial media partnership with the social network, saying the company has ignored their concerns and failed to use their expertise to combat misinformation. Current and former Facebook factcheckers told the Guardian that the tech platform's collaboration with outside reporters has produced minimal results and that they've lost trust in Facebook, which has repeatedly refused to release meaningful data about the impacts of their work. Some said Facebook's hiring of a PR firm that used an antisemitic narrative to discredit critics - fueling the same kind of propaganda factcheckers regularly debunk - should be a deal-breaker. "They've essentially used us for crisis PR," said Brooke Binkowski, former managing editor of Snopes, a factchecking site that has partnered with Facebook for two years. "They're not taking anything seriously. They are more interested in making themselves look good and passing the buck ......

12:51

Four Palestinians & two Israeli soldiers dead after day of violence in the West Bank "IndyWatch Feed World"

Four Palestinians and two Israelis were killed between Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon in a series of attacks and search and arrest operations in the central occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. In the late hours of Wednesday night, Israeli special forces raided the Ramallah-area town of Surda to detain 29-year-old Saleh Omar Barghouthi, who the Israelis claim was responsible for a shooting attack on Sunday near the Ofra settlement that left seven Israelis injured. Barghouthi was reportedly injured while attempting to flee, and later succumbed to his wounds. His body has yet to be returned to his family.

12:50

Salvini claims "whoever wants peace, needs to support Israel" while on two day tour of region "IndyWatch Feed World"

The European Union has treated Israel unfairly, Italy's far-right Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said Tuesday in Jerusalem, while also indicating that Rome would not be shifting its stance toward the country. "The EU has in recent years been entirely unbalanced, it has condemned and sanctioned Israel left and right, for every step it took," he said at a press conference Tuesday evening. Salvini, the controversial head of the far-right Lega party, arrived earlier on Tuesday for a two-day trip, during which he will also visit the Western Wall, the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

12:48

Heres why you may be aging faster than your friends "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Emilyn Gil Have you ever been mistaken as looking older or younger than your actual age? Or maybe you have friends who were born in the same year as you, but you look years apart? Its not uncommon! RELATED STORY: Perhaps the worst aging myth ever, dont be duped Researchers decided to take this []

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12:46

Tiny sun sensor warns you when your skin is about to burn "IndyWatch Feed World"

(Editors Note: I know, I know its winter. However, one can plan ahead! I love winter but there are days when I really miss the sun!) missA miniature wearable sensor has been designed to let you know if youve spent too much or too little time in the sun. RELATED STORY: Lack of sunlight can []

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12:45

Robinhoods new checking and saving accounts raise concerns from SIPC "IndyWatch Feed World"

SIPC does not, in fact, insure checking and savings accounts.

Robinhood, a brokerage app popular among millennials, announced the launch of a new low-interest checking and savings product yesterday, but not everyone seems thrilled.

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12:45

This funny video suggests maximizing your productivity is ruining your life "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sure, we all want to get the most out of our time, but this satirical motivation video suggests that it comes at a high cost.

What: The Hustle, a funny short video parodying the quest for ultimate productivity.

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12:45

This AI can see in total darkness "IndyWatch Feed World"

It can even image tissue inside of your body.

MIT engineers have found a way to use AI to reveal objects in total darknesseven transparent materials like glass and tissue.

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12:44

The trade war distraction: Huawei and linchpin theory "IndyWatch Feed World"

Since the beginning of this year, I have been warning that trade tariffs initiated by Donald Trump would develop into a full-blown trade war with China, and perhaps other nations, and that the timing of this trade war is rather suspicious. Suspicious how? Almost every instance of further escalation was made by Trump around the exact time that the Federal Reserve was also making a large cut to its balance sheet or raising interest rates. Instead of focusing on the fact that extreme volatility has returned to markets because central banks are pulling the plug on life support, the mainstream media is holding up the trade war as the ultimate culprit behind the accelerating crash. In other words, Trump's trade war is acting as a perfect distraction from the crisis which the banking establishment has now deliberately triggered. The initial response to my suggestion by a minority of liberty movement activists and skeptics was outright denial. Some people argued that the trade war would be...

12:44

Amazons Disturbing Plan to Add Face Surveillance to Doorbell Cameras "IndyWatch Feed World"

Via: ACLU: Recently, a patent application from Amazon became public that would pair face surveillance like Rekognition, the product that the company is aggressively marketing to police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement with Ring, a doorbell camera company that Amazon bought earlier this year. While the details are sketchy, the application describes a []

12:42

Growing hemp is about to be legal for the first time in nearly a century "IndyWatch Feed World"

Theres good news out of Congress: They reached an agreement on proposed legislation that could make hemp legal to grow in the United States for the first time in nearly a century! Yes, hemp is a cousin to the marijuana (or cannabis) plant but no, it doesnt make you high. And while its commonly used in []

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12:25

Another day, another Facebook scandal: Bug gave access to unposted photos "IndyWatch Feed World"

Whoops again.

Facebook today tried to quietly announce a bug it discovered on its platform. Essentially, between September 13 to September 25, 2018, certain third-party apps were given access to users photos beyond what they were supposed have. In fact, the screw-up gave the developers access to users photos they uploaded to Facebook but didnt actually post.

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12:09

Jordanische Mnner Zur Freiheit der Frau - Was Gutmenschen nicht wissen wollen "IndyWatch Feed World"

12:00

Are you making one of these 4 common business writing mistakes? "IndyWatch Feed World"

From using the wrong tone to burying the message, professional writing coaches share the most commonand seriousbusiness writing mistakes they see.

Writing well can be difficult even for those who do it professionally. The English language is rife with opportunities to use the wrong words, punctuation, syntax, or style. And while some might shrug off an inability to communicate in writing as no big deal, others say it matters more than you might think.

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11:43

Fossil fuel companies and climate deniers block climate progress "IndyWatch Feed World"

As the UN climate talks go into their final hours, progress has been terrifyingly slow, with obstruction from key fossil fuel-pushing governments.

11:39

Despite 2 MMR Jabs, Boy Gets Worse Case Of Measles Dr Has Ever Seen "IndyWatch Feed World"

A UK mother was shocked when she was told her sons measles was the worst case his doctor had ever seen Helen Spilsbury from Manchester issued a warning to parents over measles after her 8 [...]

The post Despite 2 MMR Jabs, Boy Gets Worse Case Of Measles Dr Has Ever Seen appeared first on News Punch.

11:30

This sparkling water is the first drink to get its fizz from CO2 captured from the atmosphere "IndyWatch Feed World"

In Switzerland, a bottling plant owned by Coca-Cola is finding commercial applications for new climate capture technology.

If you walk into a supermarket in Switzerland sometime early next year and buy a bottle of Valsera brand of sparkling water owned by Coca-Colathe fizz inside might have come from CO2 sucked from the atmosphere. Coca-Cola HBC Switzerland, the bottling plant that makes the drinks, just partnered with Climeworks, one of the worlds pioneers of direct air capture of carbon dioxide, as a new supplier.

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11:10

More trouble at CBS: Eliza Dushku received $9.5M to settle harassment claims "IndyWatch Feed World"

After confronting costar Michael Weatherly about his comments that made her uncomfortable, Eliza Dushku was written off the TV series Bull.

Bull, a TV show loosely based on the early life of Dr. Phil McGraw, is one of the most popular shows on network television. But theres an ugly side to it that is just coming to light.

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11:06

SCUM: Sudanese man sentenced to eight years prison for raping 76yo woman "IndyWatch Feed World"

Crazz Files Note: First of all, this asshole is not Tasmanian, he is Sudanese & should never have been allowed into Australia in the first place.  Read More

11:05

Amy Schumers new clothing line is light and relaxed like Amy Schumer "IndyWatch Feed World"

The 23-piece collection consists of jumpsuits, maxi dresses, pencil skirts, and crop pants.

When Amy Schumer gets dressed in the morning, she wants her clothes to make her feel like she is wearing a cloud. She often struggles to find off-the-rack clothing that suits her body and makes her feel good. Schumer speaks frequently about challenging the entertainment industrys unrealistic expectations about what a womans body should look like. And shes shared that she struggles to find clothes that look flattering. Sometimes I just want to throw in the towel and say, no I dont want to do standup tonight, she said in an interview with Maria Shriver.

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11:01

Oliver Stone Remembers Anti-Imperialist Journalist William Blum, Chronicler of CIA Crimes "IndyWatch Feed World"

Academy Award-winning filmmaker speaks about the life and legacy of Dissident Voice contributor, journalist, and historian William Blum, who documented US war crimes and CIA interventions across the planet.

11:00

Reese Witherspoons Hello Sunshine is betting that Eve Rodsky is the next Marie Kondo "IndyWatch Feed World"

An upcoming book teaches couples how to create a new system for balancing domestic responsibilities fairlyand Witherspoons company is going all in on it.

In early 2016, Eve Rodsky, a Harvard-educated lawyer who works as an organizational management specialist overseeing philanthropy funds at Fortune 500 companies, got a text from her husband telling her that a drunk man had left a jacket and a broken bottle on the front lawn of the couples Los Angeles home. Rodsky had recently gone back to work after having their third child and was on a work trip to Seattle, where she found herself pumping milk in one of those weird pods at the airport. 

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11:00

Youve seen this font before, but you probably dont know its name "IndyWatch Feed World"

The typeface used on eye charts has been around for more than a century, yet its always been incompleteuntil now.

The eye chart youve known for your whole life is a lie. Because the letters you read off of it dont actually make up a whole alphabet. While youve probably never noticed it from the optometrists chair, there are only 10 unique letters on that chartputting you 16 letters short of a usable typeface.

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11:00

NASAS OSIRIS REX ARRIVES AT BENNU ASTEROID "IndyWatch Feed World"

This story was one of the top stories  that people passed along this week. NASA's Osiris-Rex asteroid probe has arrived at the asteroid Bennu, []

The post NASAS OSIRIS REX ARRIVES AT BENNU ASTEROID appeared first on Giza Death Star.

11:00

6 ways to use the holidays for networking "IndyWatch Feed World"

Youre going to be talking to a lot of people this season anyway, so you might as well get the most out of it.

The holidays are the time for gatherings and good cheer, and that makes them a natural time for networking. Business is about relationships, and sharing kind wishes and getting some face time can help to strengthen them. Since the season is a busy one, make the most of your connections by creating a plan. Here are six ideas for effective holiday networking.

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11:00

Agency Inspector General Reports and Investigations "IndyWatch Feed World"

Background

Agencies periodically conduct their own special investigations and produce reports about certain allegations against their respective departments.

For example, the CIA Inspector General produced a report regarding the allegations of the connection between the CIA and drug trafficking.  Each agency will do the same types of investigations.

Below, you will find reports and indexes that are relevant.  I decided to compile them here in one archive, as it is interesting to show a complete set of allegations/investigations.

Declassified Documents

AMTRAK

 AMTRAK/OIG Closed Investigations, 2016 [5 Pages, 2.3MB]

 

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Inspector General

CIA Inspector General Report of Investigation: Improper Handling of Classified Information by John M. Deutch, February 18, 2000 [84 Pages, 266kb]

 CIA Inspector General Report of Dumping Hazardous Material into Potomac at CIA HQ, February 2, 2000 [33 Pages, 4.14MB]

List of CIA/IG Closed Investigations, January 1, 2005  May 2014 [33 Pages, 4.4MB]

List of CIA/IG Closed Investigations, January 1, 1997 October 5, 2004 [57 Pages, 15.1MB]

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10:45

Rising insecurity in CAR threatens wider region, Security Council told "IndyWatch Feed World"

Rising violence in the Central African Republic threatens to spill across the border into neighbouring countries, a senior UN official has warned.

10:43

Killdeer plovers in Canada "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 13 December 2018 video is about killdeer plovers in Canada.

I saw these beautiful birds in Canada long ago, and, more recently, in Cuba.

10:39

7 digital privacy tools you need to be using now "IndyWatch Feed World"

Everyone wants your data. Heres how to protect it.

This was not a good year for our data. In fact, like the previous year, it saw some of the most egregious breaches of our data in history. By far the most infamous one was the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal. In March 2018 it was revealed that in 2015 the Trump campaign firm paid for the scraped Facebook data of at least 87 million users so that it could better influence voters in elections.

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10:31

FLASHBACK: Robert Epstein: Google bias against conservative news is 'much more dangerous' than China's attempts to control its citizens "IndyWatch Feed World"

On Thursday, the Daily Caller's Peter Hasson reported leaked emails showing Google executives scheming to isolate conservative news sites in the wake of the 2016 election. Dr. Robert Epstein, a Ph.D. psychologist who focuses on search engine manipulation, warned that Google's attempts to manipulate public opinion are more terrifying than the Chinese government's attempts to control its citizens. China's government seems intent to implement George Orwell's "1984" with facial recognition, data mining, a social credit system, and roving electronic "doves" to watch over citizens. Yet Epstein finds Google more terrifying, partially due to the recent leak. "To me. [China's manipulation] is scary, but people are aware of it. It's done openly by the government. I think what is happening elsewhere in the world that's being driven mostly by Google I think is much more dangerous, because it's mostly invisible," Epstein, whose research features prominently in the recent film "The Creepy Line,"...

10:28

Colombian Police Dismantle Massive Child Sex Slavery Ring Run By Israelis "IndyWatch Feed World"

READ MORE AT RENEGADE TRIBUNE 
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(MPN A large child sex slavery ring overseen by Israelis was dismantled by Colombian police earlier this week, in a story that has shocked Colombia and much of Latin America but received minimal coverage from mainstream Western media outlets. Read More

10:26

London Grenfell fire disaster, guilty corporation lies "IndyWatch Feed World"

Marchers on the last silent walk in London, England on November 14th demanded that those responsible for the Grenfell inferno be held to account

From News Line daily in Britain:

Friday, 14 December 2018

Grenfell fire could have been put out with an extinguisher Outrageous claim by cladding company!

CLADDING which burst into flames up the side of Grenfell Tower could have been put out with a simple extinguisher, cladding company Arconic has outrageously told the public inquiry, to the anger of survivors.

Arconic [aka Alcoa] is the company that made the Reynobond aluminium composite panels fixed to the side of Grenfell Tower which rapidly spread the fire. The fire rose 20 storeys in just 35 minutes to engulf the full height of the tower on 14th June 2017.

Straight after the fire, hundreds of tower blocks around the country as well as hospitals, schools and libraries were identified as having the same flammable cladding. However, 18 months later and there are still hundreds which have not been stripped.

Arconic made the Reynobond aluminium composite panels which were filled with plastic that burned with an intensity that has been compared to petrol. However, in a closing statement to the inquiry...

10:16

Corruption of Health Policy in Australia and My Health Record "IndyWatch Feed World"

READ MORE AT JUDY WILYMAN 

Since the introduction of the No Jab No Pay federal policy in January 2016 there has been a need for expert witnesses in court cases to support Australian parents in exercising their right to choose how many vaccines they use in their children and themselves. Read More

10:10

Intellipedia Entries "IndyWatch Feed World"

Background

Intellipedia is an online system for collaborative data sharing used by the United States Intelligence Community (IC).  It was established as a pilot project in late 2005 and formally announced in April 2006 and consists of three wikis running on JWICS, SIPRNet, and Intelink-U. The levels of classification allowed for information on the three wikis are Top Secret, Secret, and Sensitive But Unclassified/FOUO information, respectively. They are used by individuals with appropriate clearances from the 16 agencies of the IC and other national-security related organizations, including Combatant Commands and other federal departments. The wikis are not open to the public.

Intellipedia is a project of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) Intelligence Community Enterprise Services (ICES) office headquartered in Fort Meade, Maryland. It includes information on the regions, people, and issues of interest to the communities using its host networks. Intellipedia uses MediaWiki, the same software used by the Wikipedia free-content encyclopedia project.  ODNI officials say that the project will change the culture of the U.S. intelligence community, widely blamed for failing to connect the dots before the September 11 attacks.

 Intellipedia Manual, 2007 Edition, Released in Full [17 Pages, 1.73MB] After appealing this 2009 request for a FULL denial, the document was sent to the Department of State, and finally released in full in October of 2013.

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10:00

In the age of Facebook, Broadways Network matters more than ever "IndyWatch Feed World"

In 2018, Paddy Chayefskys 1976 story about the folly of TV news is best read as a parable about social media platforms and the tech companies behind them.

Its hard to say anything new about the prophetic power of the movie Network. Decades before the advent of Fox News, Paddy Chayefskys 1976 classic famously foretold the coming age of infotainment, the inevitability of media consolidation, and the lost promise of television as a tool to educate and edify. Most notably, though, it predicted that most curious of beastsAmerican rageand how TV audiences would reliably gravitate toward programming that reflects our collective anger.

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How to get through the holidays when youre depressed "IndyWatch Feed World"

Everyone around you seems to be celebrating, but youve got a bad case of the holiday blues. Heres how to cope.

Forget being jolly. Some years, the holidays feel like more of a burden than a blessing.

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10:00

People keep attacking Waymos autonomous cars "IndyWatch Feed World"

So is it everyday troublemaking, or is this a meaningful protest to automation?

When I landed in Phoenix, Arizona, last month, to be one of the first members of the public to ride in a Waymo One driverless minivan, a funny thing happened on the way to the demo from the airport. My driver explained, with a guilty laugh, how you could screw with Waymo cars on the road: stopping in front of them abruptly, or merging into their lane to run them off to the shoulder.

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10:00

Inside the animation magic of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse "IndyWatch Feed World"

The latest amazing addition to the Spider-Man franchise breaks all the rules of traditional animation. Visual effects supervisor Danny Dimian reveals how.

Phil Lord was at a Jeff Koons exhibit in New York when inspiration struck: What would a post-modern Spider-Man look like? The franchise has seen a dizzying array of sequels and reboots since Tobey Maguires 2002 turn as the webslinger. So, with the superhero market as bloated as it is, the challenge for Lord and filmmaking partner Christopher Miller became this: How do we make an iconic, if somewhat stale, character feel fresh in a new movie?

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09:59

Bats cooperate for finding food "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 2014 video says about itself:

Secrets and Mysteries of Bats Nature Documentary

This 48-minute documentary explores the world of bats and the scientists who study them including the late Donald Griffin, a Harvard zoologist who was the first to describe their echolocation ability in the 1940s. Using 3-D graphics to recreate the bats acoustic vision and shooting with infra-red and high-speed cameras, this film offers an exhilarating bats-eye journey into the night.

From the University of Maryland in the USA:

Unpredictable food sources drive some bats to cooperatively search for food

December 13, 2018

Summary: With the help of novel miniature sensors, biologists have found that bat species foraged socially if their food sources were in unpredictable locations, such as insect swarms or fish schools. In contrast, bats with food sources at fixed locations foraged on their own and did not communicate with one another while foraging or eating.

Humans arent the only species that have dinner parties. Scientists have observed many animals, including bats, eating in groups. However, little was known about whether bats actively help each other find food, a process known as social foraging.

With the help of novel miniature sensors, an international group of biologists that included University of Maryland Biology Professor Gerald Wilkinson found that bat species foraged socially if their food sources were in unpredictable locations, such as insect swarms or fish schools. In contrast, bats with food sources at fixed locations foraged on their own and did not communicate with one another while foraging or eating. The results of the study were published in the November 19, 2018 issue of the journal Current Biology.

We were able to show that bats who cant predict where their food will be are the ones that cooperate with each other to forage, Wilkinson said. And I dont think they are unique I think that if more studies are done, we will find that other bat species do similar things.

The researchers selected five bat...

09:58

Church of England guidance instructs clergy how to hold sex change 'celebration' ceremonies to mark their 'transition' "IndyWatch Feed World"

New Church of England (CofE) guidance instructs parishes on how they should hold "celebratory" ceremonies to mark a person's "transition" to the opposite sex. Approved by the House of Bishops on Monday night, the pastoral guidance advises clergy to be "sensitive and creative" in incorporating the Affirmation of Baptismal Faith into church services which celebrate individuals embracing a new sexual identity. "The Church of England welcomes and encourages the unconditional affirmation of trans people, equally with all people, within the body of Christ, and rejoices in the diversity of that body into which all Christians have been baptized by one Spirit," asserts a statement published by the church Tuesday. Transgender vicar Dr Rev Tina Beardsley hailed the move as a positive step, claiming that "many families are affected nowadays; a family member, a friend or a work colleague has undergone a transition."

09:32

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 12/14/18" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Weekly News Wrap-Up 12/14/18"
By Greg Hunters USAWatchdog.com 

"In Congressional hearings on Capitol Hill today, financial experts testified about the wrongdoings of the Clinton Foundation. One of the many big bombs dropped was the fact that the original Clinton charity was only for the Clinton Library. The original function of that charity was never modified as required by law to remain a charity. So, it appears the Clinton Global Initiative, and everything else that was not library related, never did the proper filings to be a charity. There were also allegations of pay to play by foreign governments like Russia, and we also found out there was an ongoing FBI investigation into the Clintons and their charity.

The Federal Reserve has been hiking rates and, because of that, its $4.1 trillion in bonds lost a reported $66 billion. Does this mean trouble for the Fed? Are there going to be more calls to audit the Fed? Is the Fed going to do something about the flattening yield curve that is signaling recession? These are all good questions.

The USA is now a top oil and natural gas producer and is on its way to, not only energy independence, but will be a net oil and natural gas exporter. There was a huge oil and natural gas find in Texas and New Mexico recently that goes along with the good energy picture created by Trump Administration policies."

"Join Greg Hunter as he looks at these stories and more in the Weekly News Wrap-Up."
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09:28

Fireball that exploded over Greenland shook Earth, triggering seismic sensors "IndyWatch Feed World"

When a blazing fireball from space exploded over Earth on July 25, scientists captured the first-ever seismic recordings of a meteor impact on ice in Greenland. At approximately 8 p.m. local time on that day, residents of the town of Qaanaaq on Greenland's northwestern coast reported seeing a bright light in the sky and feeling the ground shake as a meteor combusted over the nearby Thule Air Base. But the fleeting event was detected by more than just human observers, according to unpublished research presented Dec. 12 here at the annual conference of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Seismographic equipment, which had been installed near Qaanaaq just a few months earlier to monitor how ground shaking affected the ice, also recorded the fiery meteor blast. The Qaanaaq fireball provided scientists with the first evidence of how an icy environment - and, possibly, a distant ice-covered world - could respond to a meteor impact. The first sign of the meteor was a brilliant flash in...

09:27

"The Winter of Our Discontent" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"The Winter of Our Discontent"
by Hardscrabble Farmer

A man who tells secrets or stories must think of who is hearing or reading, for a story has as many versions as it has readers. Everyone takes what he wants or can from it and thus changes it to his measure. Some pick out parts and reject the rest, some strain the story through their mesh of prejudice, some paint it with their own delight. A story must have some points of contact with the reader to make him feel at home in it. Only then can he accept wonders.  
- John Steinbeck, "The Winter of Our Discontent"

"We slaughtered the last of the turkeys a week or two after Thanksgiving in the new snow. We always keep a few of the bigger ones until they get up over thirty pounds and then break them down into parts for the rest of the year; swollen breasts the size of chickens, two pound thighs, enormous legs, and giant wings vacuum sealed and deep frozen until we need a meal and I turn the carcasses and gizzards into gallons and gallons of stock that we can use for soups and risottos.

For all of its rewards its one of those chores I look forward to the least. I will miss the sound of the turkeys and their odd way of following us all around wherever we work around the gardens and barns over now, at least until the Spring when we start off another flock. I have come to enjoy the turkeys about as much as any of the other livestock, for a number of reasons, and the final act of going through their ranks one by one until were finished strikes me as bittersweet. I am very grateful for the freezer full of plump, boned breasts and giant drumsticks that will feed our family a...

09:18

FBI Documents Show Agents Tracked Peaceful Protesters in the US as Domestic Terrorists "IndyWatch Feed World"

When the U.S.-based 350.org launched its Break Free From Fossil Fuels campaign in May of 2016, the global climate justice group called the multi-week set of coordinated actions largest civil disobedience in the history of the environmental movement.

With hundreds of actions taking place on six continents, the whole world was watchingand, according to newly-released documents, was the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

Obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, the Guardian published previously unseen FBI files on Thursday showing the agency tracking peaceful protesters in the U.S. who participated in some of the Break Free demonstrations.

The newspaper reports that while there is no evidence the FBI opened an investigation into 350.org itself, one of the documents obtained by the FOIA request showed the surveillance of non-violent activists in Iowa was catalogued as part of a related domestic terrorism case and 350s well-known co-founder Bill McKibben was also mentioned in the documents. From the reporting:

McKibben, who has been the subject of both rightwing surveillance and disturbing online death threats, said the FBIs apparent failure to distinguish between non-violent civil disobedience and domestic terrorism was contemptible.

Trying to deal with the greatest crisis humans have stumbled into shouldnt require being subjected to government surveillance, McKibben said. But when much of our government acts as a subsidiary of the fossil fuel industry, it may be par for the course.

The FBI is prohibited from investigating groups or individuals solely for their political beliefs but has been criticized in the past for treating non-violent civil disobedience as a form of terrorism. In 2010 the Office of the Inspector General released a report detailing how the FBI, particularly in the post-9/11 era, had inappropriately tracked activist groups such as Greenpeace and the Catholic Worker for engaging in non-violent protest.

Read the FBIs investigative do...

09:00

theSkimms readers have grown up, but it refuses to evolve with them "IndyWatch Feed World"

The newsletter unapologetically targets millennial women, but its jokey tone reinforces the sexist idea that women must confront harsh realities with a smile.

Most days, I wake up at the crack of dawn and instinctively grab my phone.  Im a working mom, so these early-morning moments are a precious opportunity to get up to speed about whats going on in the world.

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How to design the ultimate Bullet Journal for 2019 (no art skills required) "IndyWatch Feed World"

Bullet Journal creator Ryder Carroll shares three key insights for perfecting the Bullet Journal method. Youll never feel more organized.

If youve searched for Bullet Journal or BuJo online, you may have seen the elaborately illustrated interpretations people have created. Theyre gorgeousmotivating to some, but intimidating to many others. People assume they cant Bullet Journal because theyre not artists or because their handwriting is too sloppy. Allow me to lay those concerns to rest. The only thing that matters in BuJo is the content, not the presentation. If you can elevate both, then my hats off to you. But the only artistic skill required is the ability to draw straightish lines. If you can manage that, then youll be fine.

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09:00

How Big Data gives big companies like Apple and Amazon an edge "IndyWatch Feed World"

Quantum leaps in both data and computing power have given big companies a consistent edge in raising capital more cheaply, a study finds.

Given all the bromides about small business being the engine of job creation, it may sound jarring to hear that the big growth is increasingly coming from big companies.

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09:00

Cardinal Pell "IndyWatch Feed World"



 
 
Not too many years ago, the West freed the queer boys and girls from continuous judicial assault.  That was good.  What we are seeing now is the various hideouts used by those once under threat been shaken out and we are seeing what they had been up to.
 
We discover aggressive homosexuality preys on vulnerable young men and boys of course. These victims often then go on to become perpetrators.  All this places the problem of mutual consent into a deep grey area twisted by the imbalance of power, just as sexual harassment does in the work place.
 
The Church will have to end the demand for celibacy and perhaps limit that to promotion candidates.  Considering the ample supply of divorced older men with a potential long lifespan, this may well solve itself.  The real problem is how to accommodate homosexuality at all except through legitimate celibacy, but that is exactly what has not worked.
 
We have not heard the details of this man's crimes, but perhaps that is as well. It will take little for our culture to slam the legal door back down on all this.  Instead we need to work with the natural community in order to resolve human sexuality safely..  .. .
 
Cardinal Pell, top advisor to Pope Francis, found guilty of historical sexual offenses

Gerard OConnell December 12, 2018

https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2018/12/12/cardinal-pell-top-advisor-pope-francis-found-guilty-historical-sexual-offenses

Australian Cardinal George Pell leaves the Melbourne Magistrates Court Oct. 6. (CNS photo/Mark Dadswell, Reuters) An Australian jury has found Cardinal George Pell, 77, guilty on five charges of historical child sexual offenses that go back decades, according to various media reports and confirmed by America. The 12-member jury gave their unanimous verdict in the County Court of the State of Victoria in Melbourne on Tuesday, Dec. 11.
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Yuezhi Civilization "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Chinese mission of Zhang Qian to the Yuezhi in 126 BCE, Mogao Caves, 618712 CE mural painting

  A snapshot of another nomadic group finally settling down and then been merged into a larger population. The last of those are finally going the same way. The Romans and the Chinese and even India somewhat faced a steady onslaught.  The rise of modernism and particularly its predecessor the European Medieval world which debauched onto the Americas crushed nomadic threats everywhere.  More practically it was the gun and its supply tail that did the nomads in finally. There are many such stories all the same..

Yuezhi Civilization: Ancient Nomadic People Who Once Ruled Bactria

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09:00

Bat-Winged Humanoid Observed Near Hamilton, MT "IndyWatch Feed World"



Interesting item in which the observer thinks that the sonics he was putting out affected the giant bat.

We have specifically covered what are essentially giant bats usually mistaken for Chupcabras and/or gargoyles.  So this certainly conforms to what we have so far and supports the Bat conjecture for all of it along with its harvesting of arterial blood.

Also it is part of the Great Plains and the huge herds of cattle that are available.

I wonder if a single bat can feed of a single cow without killing it?  That actually makes sense as a cow has around ten gallons of blood.  Most likely the dead cows were bled by a whole flock who mostly took turns draining the blood.
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Bat-Winged Humanoid Observed Near Hamilton, MT 

 Monday, December 03, 2018

https://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2018/12/bat-winged-humanoid-observed-near.html

I recently came across the following account:

This account took place in 2010. I was living in Hamilton, Montana with my current girlfriend. It was late at night and my friend and I would always go for a drive. We parked at an empty parking lot outside of a gym that was on the outskirts of town. My friend had his medical marijuana card and he would smoke whil...

09:00

What science is confirming about the benefits of CBD oil "IndyWatch Feed World"

Image: What science is confirming about the benefits of CBD oil

  

It is about time to consider just what we have here.  So far the best delivered product is a full spectrum CBD oil that contains only a trace amount of THC.  I suspect that will become the product of choice.

It remains to be seen just how the regulatory framework itself will shake out.  The potential exists for a supplement platform, but that is optimistic.

What is shaping up is a profoundly beneficial pain management product that assists in healing gthe brain.  .

What science is confirming about the benefits of CBD oil

08:57

Sex Abuse Scandals Are Driving The Boy Scouts Into Bankruptcy "IndyWatch Feed World"

Suffering from waning popularity and a bevy of sex abuse scandals that have drained the organization's coffers, the Boy Scouts of America - an iconic organization founded by former President Teddy Roosevelt - is on the verge of filing for bankruptcy.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the Boy Scouts have gone so far as to hire a law firm, Sidley Austin LLP, to assist them with a possible chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.
BS  
The reason? The Boy Scouts are facing lawsuits a flurry of lawsuits related to sexual abuse scandals dating back to the 1960s. Fearing that it won't be able to afford the costs of these lawsuits, the organization has apparently decided that bankruptcy - which could stop the litigation and give it a chance to negotiate - might be the best option.
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08:49

Postmates new rover, Serve, is adorable by design "IndyWatch Feed World"

Its more Wall-E than Death Star mouse droid.

The tiny autonomous robot can carry up to 50 pounds of cargo and deliver items within a 30-mile radiusand do all that while looking cute and approachable. Serve features a pair of eyes with dynamic lighting around them. The lighting will activate whenever the adorable little bot wants to communicate with a pedestrian that it is changing direction or performing some other task.

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08:49

WATCH: Drivers Scramble to Grab Cash on Busy Highway After Brinks Truck Spills It All Over "IndyWatch Feed World"

In what can only be described as a likely preview of the next round of the Feds quantitative easing, an armored truck reportedly spilled cash onto Route 3 West in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Thursday morning. The incident caused drivers to promptly exit their vehicles and scramble about the highway picking up bills of all denominations.

After the truck spilled cash, it caused two other vehicle crashes. Social media lit up shortly after the incident took place, showing video of drivers scrambling about the middle of an otherwise normally busy highway grabbing money off of the ground.



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08:19

YouTube removed 1.67 million channels last quarter for breaking community guidelines "IndyWatch Feed World"

This is the first time YouTube has revealed the number of channels removed.

Googles video-sharing platform removed a staggering 1,667,587 channels from the site between July and September this year, its most recent community guidelines enforcement report states. Keep in mind thats 1.67 million channelsnot just videos. This is the first time the companys community guidelines enforcement report has broken down removals of entire channels.

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08:00

Beautycounter CEO Gregg Renfrew survives on organic almonds and Katy Perry "IndyWatch Feed World"

The clean beauty company founder and product safety advocate shares her tips and tools for getting the most out of every day.

Gregg Renfrew launched her clean beauty company, Beautycounter, in 2013 after watching Al Gores An Inconvenient Truth and learning about the toxic chemicals in her makeup bag. Beautycounter is a certified B Corporation, with a commitment to using people- and planet-safe ingredients, and being transparent about whats in their makeup and skincare products. As the companys clout has grown, Beautycounter has gone political, lobbying for the Personal Care Products Safety Act (PCPSA), a bill that would introduce stricter regulations for beauty products. Renfrew says she prefers to think of Beautycounter as a movement rather than a beauty brand, a perspective thats won the brand plenty of fans, including Gwyneth Paltrow.

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08:00

Did a slave make your sneakers? The answer is: probably "IndyWatch Feed World"

Prada, Hermes, and Louis Vuitton fared poorly on a new report about forced labor. Meanwhile Adidas, Lululemon, and Gap had the most slavery-free supply chains.

We often talk about slavery as if it was a thing of the pasta horror from another era, perpetrated by people who have no resemblance to us. But the truth is that slave labor is still alive and well. And a new report produced by the nonprofit KnowTheChain points out that your closet is likely full of clothes made through forced labor.

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07:51

Apple will update the iPhone next week to get around Chinese court ban "IndyWatch Feed World"

This week a Chinese court banned the sale of almost every type of iPhone in the country.

This week a Chinese court ruled that older iPhone models would be banned from sale in the country because they contained technology that infringed on two Qualcomm patents. The iPhones included in the ban comprise every model from the iPhone 6s to the iPhone X. The ban, if enforced, would mean Apple would need to cease selling all but the most recent models of iPhone in the countrycosting it millions of dollars a day.

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07:44

Strasbourg Market Attack Suspect Killed in Police Shootout "IndyWatch Feed World"

STRASBOURG, France The man authorities believe killed three people during a rampage near a Christmas market in Strasbourg died Thursday in a shootout with police at the end of a two-day manhunt, French authorities said.

The Paris prosecutors office, which handles terror cases in France, formally identified the man killed in the eastern French city as 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt, a Strasbourg-born man with a long history of convictions for various crimes, including robberies. Chekatt also had been on a watch list of potential extremists.

Interior Minister Christophe Castaner, speaking earlier from Strasbourg, said police had spotted a man matching the suspects description in the citys Neudorf neighborhood.

The moment they tried to arrest him, he turned around and opened fire. They replied, killing the man, Castaner said.

Chekatt was suspected of killing three people and wounding 13 near Strasbourgs Christmas market on Tuesday night. Castaner said earlier Thursday that three of the injured had been released from hospital and three others were still fighting for their lives.

Our engagement against terrorism is total, French President Emmanuel Macron, who was in Brussels for a European Union summit, said in a tweet thanking security forces.

Five people have been arrested in connection with the investigation, including Chekatts parents and two of his brothers. The Paris prosecutors office said the fifth, who was arrested Thursday, was a member of Chekatts entourage but not a family member.

Witnesses said the gunman shouted God is great! in Arabic and sprayed gunfire from a security zone near the Christmas market on Tuesday. Security forces wounded the man but he managed to escape in a taxi, which dropped him off in the Neudorf neighborhood.

More than 700 officers searched for Chekatt, government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux told CNews television.

Chekatt was well-known to police but as a common criminal, not a terrorist. He had his first conviction at 13, and had 26 more by the time he died at age 29. He served jail time in France, Germany and Switzerland.

A local police official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly, said the man who shot at police Thursday night had been armed with a pistol and a knife.

Strasbourg Mayor Roland Ries said police had acted on a tip from a woman.

Residents described hearing shots on the street where Chekatt faced off with police, prompting new jitters after two days marked by tension in and around Strasbourg, which lies on the border with Germany and is considered as symbol of European unity.

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07:10

In Plea Deal, Russian Admits Being a Secret Agent "IndyWatch Feed World"

WASHINGTON A Russian gun-rights activist admitted Thursday that she was a secret agent for the Kremlin who tried to infiltrate conservative U.S. political groups as Donald Trump rose to power.

Maria Butina, 30, agreed to plead guilty to a conspiracy charge as part of a deal with federal prosecutors.

Guilty, Butina said in a slight accent when asked how she wanted to plead. Dressed in a green jail uniform with her red hair pulled into a long ponytail, Butina spoke softly and mostly kept her eyes on the judge.

The Butina case has provided a vivid glimpse into Russias influence operations in the United States at a time when the U.S. intelligence community has determined that Russia was trying to help elect Trump by releasing emails stolen from Democrats and conducting a social media campaign in an attempt to sow political discord.

The case also lays bare how Russia tried to exploit one of the most sensitive social issues in the U.S. gun control to gain access to the political sphere.

Prosecutors say Butina and her Russian patron, Alexander Torshin, used their contacts in the National Rifle Association to pursue back channels to American conservatives during the 2016 campaign, when Trump, a Republican, defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Court documents detail how Butina saw the Republican Party as prime for Russian influence and courted conservatives through networking and contacts with the NRA. She posed for photos with prominent Republicans, including former presidential candidates, and snagged a picture with Donald Trump Jr. at a 2016 NRA dinner.

As part of her deal, Butina pleaded guilty to a single charge of conspiracy to act as an unregistered foreign agent and she agreed to cooperate with investigators.

The case is separate from special counsel Robert Muellers investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Prosecutors say it is very likely Butina will be deported after her sentence is completed. The charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, though the defense noted Thursday that federal sentencing guidelines recommend no time to six months. She has been jailed since her arrest in July.

According to her plea agreement, Butinas work was directed by Torshin, a former longtime member of the Russian parliament who until recently was an official in Russias central bank. He is now under sanction by the Treasury Department for his ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Butina acknowledged she sought to establish unofficial lines of communication with Americans having power and influence over U.S. politics, according to the plea agreement. She admitted that her boyfriend, conservative political operative Paul Erickson, helped her...

07:01

Climate Changes Impact On Everyday Life "IndyWatch Feed World"

Lobster

Illustration: Joey Yu/Joey Yu for Guardian US

When more people feel their livelihoods affected by climate change, then we might expect politicians to pay the price for inaction. Josh Wood, writing for the Guardian from Stonington, Maine has this evidence:

We live in a lobstocracy: Maine town is feeling the effects of climate change

When lobsters are life, environmental change affects livelihoods, and warming waters will ultimately bust the lobster industry

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06:47

Bomb threats made in San Francisco, nationwide remain under investigation "IndyWatch Feed World"

Bomb threats made in San Francisco, nationwide remain under investigation | 13 Dec 2018 | San Francisco police are investigating threats made to multiple locations in the city. Other cities across the country are also investigating similar threats. A law enforcement source tells ABC News there may be hundreds of the bomb threats around the country. In Washington DC alone there have been up to a dozen sent to businesses and schools.

06:44

Restored Republic via a GCR as of Dec. 14, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Dec. 14, 2018

Compiled 14 Dec. 12:01 am EST by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret. CEO, Child Abuse Recovery, Author, Twenty Two Faces. Articles on a CIA/Vatican Ninth Circle Child Sacrifice Cult: http://beforeitsnews.com/contributor/pages/243/590/stories.html

Source: Dinar Chronicles

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 was 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. 

Special Thank Yous to Martha for her untiring research efforts in discerning the Truth and to Ken who uncovers unlimited intel on pedophiles to help us Save the Children. 


Judy Note: Where we think we are as of early morning Fri. Dec. 14:

A. RV/GCR: 

*The new US Treasury Notes were now gold/asset-backed, sitting in Banks and Exchange/ Redemption Centers, and have been live and trading on Bank Screens.

* For close to three weeks China and Iraq have been exchanging, while private bank exchanges in the US have been going on since Mon. Dec. 3.

*Paymasters, Humanitarian Projects, Tiers 1, 2, 3 and Tier 4 Group A have been paid.

* On Dec. 10 everything initiated in Hong Kong. Tony said his Iraq intel sources indicated that there was a 100% chance that the RV/GCR would happen this week, sometime between Dec. 12 to 15. Bruce said that Tier 4 Group B (us) would be paid by the end of this week, meaning by Sat. Dec. 15.

*This week we expect a Declassification Event announcement that would trigger the unsealing of over 63,233 indictments, cause the Stock Market to crash and force a Global Currency Reset where Tier 4......

06:41

The Yellow Vest Movement is Not a Facebook Revolution "IndyWatch Feed World"

In less than a month, Frances gilets jaunes (yellow vests) have gone from being a celebrated example of Facebooks ability to power a spontaneous revolution to a cautionary tale of how social networks can be manipulated by outsiders to provoke outrage and sow dissension. But in both of these extreme scenarios, the central actors lie outside France, whether its the platforms based in Silicon Valley or the suspected propagandists in Russia.

Because the gilets jaunes phenomenon couldnt be connected to one particular trade union, political party or any other national organization, many looked to the role of the Internet to explain the emergence and diffusion of the protest movement, symbolized by the yellow safety vests that activists wear.

The French are accustomed to protests that are scheduled well in advance. Theres even an app called Cest la grve that announces strikes, be they with the railways, schools or elsewhere.

Theres an orderly fashion to so-called disruptive manifestations (as protests are referred to in French), but the gilets jaunes movement hasnt followed the rules. So who exactly broke the rules? An easy answer has been the Internet.

Breaking the rules

In many ways, thats the point of the gilets jaunes: theyre breaking the rules. Not only did they bypass traditional organizations, but they have accused the Parisian establishment, particularly President Emmanuel Macron, of being elitist and out of touch with the economic struggles of working-class people, particularly those in rural areas. They are not anti-tax in principle or even anti-government intervention, but they are against the type of decision-makers who supported an increase in the tax on diesel fuel without understanding how challenging it has been for people in the countryside to survive theyre struggling because they have to drive farther and farther to get to fewer and fewer jobs, with wages that have not kept up with the costs of living.

And since existing institutions werent responding to these everyday needs, the protests that erupted in November have expanded to broader economic and political demands. But how did this movement happen? If it wasnt existing organizations, many have said, it must be the Internet. A common example of this argument stems from the viral Facebook videos by Jacline Mouraud, a digitally savvy musician who lives in north-western France and early on encouraged people to protes...

06:20

Everything You Need To Know About Capricorn Season 2018: Finding Control In A Chaotic World "IndyWatch Feed World"

Capricorn season is almost here and with that, there is another energetic shift well on its way. Sure, things might be a bit confusing right now but Capricorn season is going to put you back in control

Capricorn season begins on December 21st and it is going to bring in energies that are deeply grounded in the world around us. We will be having a lot of fun during this time but also getting a lot done. While the Sun is in Capricorn we will all be feeling a lot more devoted and in some ways more lonely than ever for a wide range of reasons.

The Sun moving into Capricorn also marks the Winter Solstice which brings forth more energies all on its own. The year to come is going to bring us somewhere many of us are going to be quite uncertain. As Capricorn makes its appearance we will begin to see things as they truly are and align more-so with the powers at play.

We can and will all benefit in our own ways from this overwhelmingly pushy energy. Chances are you will feel compelled to really be more responsible and disciplined. You will be able to focus on a deeper level and things that did not quite make sense before will suddenly come together. You will be able to move forward on a positive note.

Focus on your goals and work towards making the steps you can make right now towards building your future. Capricorn season is all about growth and self-reflection. The more you are able to get done now the further you will be able to get in the future. Capricorns in general are always striving for a bigger picture no matter how far off the concept is.

Capricorn season is very special and will bring us all to a place on our life paths that we need to be. Capricorn is ruled by the planet Saturn and for those who do not know Saturn is a planet that brings forth structure and control. With all of these energies working together appropriately we will be learning to forgive and look the other way when we need to, even if it is hard for us to do.

That being said, not everything Capricorn season has to offer will be so positive. During this time it will also be more complicated to get things done. You will be more-so irritated and less accepting of others. You will have to battle the traits that conflict with your own and see where things end up bringing you once all is said and done.

While the Capricorn is a very misunderstood sign it is a sign that brings a lot of healing to those who allow it to influence them. Whether you want to move forward with these energies or lock them away from you they will manage to seep in somehow. Far too often we forget what is really important...

06:09

The Real Game of Thrones "IndyWatch Feed World"

The real Game of Thrones is already underway. The contest to succeed Mario Draghi is now officially open. The head of the European Central Bank (ECB) will leave office on October 21st, 2019. The question is who has the guts to step up to the plate to clean up the mess he is leaving behind? The appointment of his successor is already underway.

All the various governments are planning to submit their entries for what people are calling the ECB derby of 2019. Nobody really knows what will happen between now and the summer of 2019 is already a political lifetime. The favorite behind the curtain seems to be Jens Weidmann, who is the current head of Germanys Bundesbank. If he would take that position is debatable. There are huge economic problems Draghi is leaving behind with the Quantitative Easing and then stir in conflicting political interests, and it becomes highly questionable whether this is going to be an easy compromise of the clash of titans.

The backroom shenanigans are not going to be so easy since Draghi has kept member states on life support. The monetary policy crisis in Europe may now come to a head and expect this to also become a major influence behind the Euro in 2019 as speculation grows. However, there is a prelude to the Draghi successor. Come May 2019, the term of Vtor Manuel Ribeiro Constncio, who has served as Vice President of the ECB from June 2010 until May 2018 must be decided. Constncio served as Governor of the Bank of Portugal from 2000 to 2010. With his term expiring in May, the new Eurogroup president, Mrio Centeno, formally asked his finance minister colleagues to submit their nominations for the job by February 8th, so that the heads of government have time to agree before the spring. The choice of vice president will certainly influence political balance which could alter also the type of policy to expect from 2020 onward.

One thing is very clear, the Vice President and President wil...

06:04

California Dreaming How to Leave & Fast "IndyWatch Feed World"

Once upon a time, they use to write songs about California Dreaming. It is now turned 180 degrees to the main dreaming in California is how to get out of the same. You just cannot keep raising taxes endlessly reducing the standard of living of the people and survive indefinitely. It is official. The net migration leaving California is showing up not just in the statistics, rental cars leaving the state, but now at least 1800 businesses have packed their bags and left headed to Texas or Florida.

You still see a lot of new construction in Dallas for office space going up around town. It gives the impression that there is no recession in the United States as we see in Europe and Asia. To a large extent, much of the boom in Texas and Florida is being driven by the net migration leaving California, Illinois, New York, and New Jersey just to mention a few. The people are leaving the high tax regions and move to the states with no state income tax.

Philadelphia has also a city income tax. Worse yet, they want an income tax from people just visiting. They are taxing sports players per game in Philadelphia and that is also one of the reasons why we will never again hold a conference in Philadelphia. They demanded an income tax from us just to hold a conference in their city. They cannot understand that this type of taxation imposed upon people bringing business to the city for an event will only cause them to hold their events elsewhere.

Of course, those in government lack common sense. There lies the real problem. People ask me gee are you still forecasting doom and gloom? They prefer someone who predicts wonderful times ahead even if it is no true. Will we survive? Of course! These are the times that force change on government. Unfortunately, they will never reform until they are absolutely forced to do so.

06:01

The Brewing European Debt Crisis "IndyWatch Feed World"

Macron is pushing for the European Finance Minister to raise money by selling EU bonds and then distribute the money to the 19-member Eurozone. France is very heavily indebted and here once again we have simply the goal to raise more money rather than reform. Because of the riots in France, Macron is trying to get the EU to fund France. They want to call this the European Monetary Fund and it would be pitched as stabilizing the Eurozone, but in reality, it is circumventing the austerity principles and budget constraints.

Juncker was the European Finance Minister to chair a body of European Finance Ministers from each member state. He would also become the Vice President of the European Union.
Juncker is seeking to use the European debt crisis that is brewing as the means to the ends resulting in the final federalization of Europe. If the EU raises the money and hands it out like welfare to the states, then they become addicted and totally dependent upon Brussels and thus eventually all sovereignty is surrendered.

This new European Monetary Fund would incorporate the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) which is a Luxembourg-based fund that lends money to states in crisis. They lent money to Cypris, Greece, Ireland, Spain, and Portugal. They were issuing their own debt but were not an EU entity. The ESM capitalization was guaranteed by the euro countries. Therefore, the proposal is really a takeover and it would be a way to funnel money to states such as France.

06:00

Expressions of the Infinite & One Universal Consciousness "IndyWatch Feed World"

There is one Consciousness or Prime Creator and that infinite, eternal energy became Manyness. While we appear separate and individual, we all came from this one Source. And that Source is experiencing itself as Infinite Manyness. We are many facets of one diamond (universe) of endless innumerable others!

Through experience we evolve "our personal point of awareness" at different rates and each have our own unique vibration / frequency. This is very similar to how and why we each have unique fingerprints!

There is no such thing as "good versus evil" as ALL originated from Oneness itself. We contain both "the demon and the angel," we are both "the light and the dark," the yin and the yang, and it is ultimately a choice what we decide to manifest while we are here.

On Earth the only real difference between "a loving act" and "a hateful act" is a person's level of AWARENESS. Humans have very much over-complicated things and have utterly confused the traditions of men as being from "the divine."

Expressions of the Infinite - Galaxy Universe

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06:00

Louisiana Adopts Digital Driver's Licenses "IndyWatch Feed World"

Louisiana is rolling out a new digital driver's license app, called LA Wallet, that will let retailers digitally verify the age of their customers, if required. "According to IEEE Spectrum, Louisiana's Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control is expected to announce that bars, restaurants, grocery stores and other retails are allowed to accept LA Wallet as proof of age, according to the app's developer, Envoc."

BBC Claims Chemical Weapons Helped Assad But Fails to Explain How | New Eastern Outlook "IndyWatch Feed World"

The BBC published an article in October titled, "How chemical weapons have helped bring Assad close to victory" in which it claims chemical weapons have been "crucial" to Syrian President Bashar Al Assad's "war-winning strategy."

"Top Secret" Intel Report Claims Russia, China Continue To Help North Korea Evade Sanctions "IndyWatch Feed World"

With US markets going into full-fledged convulsions thanks to disheartening economic data out of China, a looming government shutdown, renewed fears about a "no deal" Brexit and Dow component JNJ's worst day in 16 years, strategists can add one more disconcerting development to their list of woes. Citing a "top secret" intelligence report, NBC News said Friday that the US suspects that North Korea is still evading US sanctions by secretly transferring oil at sea.

Policing For Profit: How Civil Asset Forfeiture Funds Law Enforcement "IndyWatch Feed World"

Picture this: Youre driving home from the casino and you've absolutely cleaned up to the tune of $50,000. You see a police car pull up behind you, but you cant figure out why. Not only have you not broken any laws, youre not even speeding. But the police officer doesnt appear to be interested in charging you with a crime. Instead, he takes your gambling winnings, warns you not to say anything to anyone unless you want to be charged as a drug kingpin, then drives off into the sunset.

BBC Claims Chemical Weapons Helped Assad But Fails to Explain How "IndyWatch Feed World"

The BBC published an article in October titled, "How chemical weapons have helped bring Assad close to victory" in which it claims chemical weapons have been "crucial" to Syrian President Bashar Al Assad's "war-winning strategy."

British Spies Infiltrated Bernie Sanders' Campaign? "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Integrity Initiative, a British pseudo-NGO tasked with running anti-Russian propaganda operation, was recently exposed. Further digging into it revealed a much wider operation. It seems to involve a mole British spies inserted into the Bernie Sanders campaign.

Hertz's airport facial recognition program uses customer loyalty rewards to change public opinion "IndyWatch Feed World"

Americans no longer have to worry about the TSA (DHS) using facial recognition to spy on you and your family. Because private corporations and sports stadiums are doing their dirty work for them.

Protesters Are Slowly Winning Electronics Right-to-Repair Battles in Europe "IndyWatch Feed World"

On Monday, December 10, protestors gathered outside of the Albert Borschette Conference Centre in Brussels. Theyd brought an unhappy refrigerator with them. Inside the building, European Union member states had gathered to vote on changes to the EUs Eco Design and Energy Label Directivesa set of policies and laws governing the safe manufacture of various appliances.

Iranian Hackers Targeted Treasury Officials, Atomic Scientists And...An Intern? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Move over China, Russia and North Korea - Iran is now vying for the title of America's most threatening cyber nemesis. According to a report in the Associated Press, an Iranian hacking group known by the codename "Charming Kitten" has been caught by a private security firm trying to break into the email accounts of US nuclear scientists and policy makers, presumably to try and figure out what the US knows about Iran's clandestine enrichment program, and what, exactly, is happening in the minds of America's most senior policy setters.

Amazons Disturbing Plan to Add Face Surveillance to Your Front Door "IndyWatch Feed World"

Recently, a patent application from Amazon became public that would pair face surveillance like Rekognition, the product that the company is aggressively marketing to police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement with Ring, a doorbell camera company that Amazon bought earlier this year.

Army Bradley Brigade Will Get Israeli Anti-Missile System: Iron Fist "IndyWatch Feed World"

Seeking to stop Russian-made anti-tank missiles, the US Army will buy Israels Iron Fist Active Protection System for a brigade of its M2 Bradley armored vehicles, Breaking Defense has learned.

Clinton Foundation Whistleblowers Testify: "It Operated As An Unregistered Foreign Agent" "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Clinton Foundation operated as a foreign agent early in its life and throughout its existence and did not operate as a 501c3 charitable foundation as required, and is not entitled to its status as a nonprofit, alleged two highly qualified forensic investigators, accompanied by three other investigators, said in explosive testimony Thursday to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Facebook Fails: Sought Patents To Predict Where You Are Going, Fact Checkers Losing Trust, Alternative Media Targeted "IndyWatch Feed World"

Three creepy Facebook patent applications describe using your historical location data and others to determine where users will go next or when they will be offline to feed FB content.BuzzFeed reports that Facebook has filed several patents with the US Patent and Trademark Office for technology that is intended to predict your location.

Queensland police charge officer with hacking after domestic violence victim's details leaked "IndyWatch Feed World"

Queensland police have laid nine criminal charges against an officer who leaked the personal details of a domestic violence victim.Senior Constable Neil Punchard was investigated and disciplined internally in 2016 for accessing the womans address from a police database and sending it to her violent former husband.

Cleanse them: Turkey threatens to send troops to Syrias Manbij unless US removes Kurdish militias "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US must have Kurdish militias withdraw from the Syrian town of Manbij, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday, otherwise he will order his troops to take the key settlement.

"You're Worth $1 Trillion. Why Do You Need Our $3 Billion?" Angry New Yorkers Confront Amazon Execs at City Council Meeting "IndyWatch Feed World"

After being kept in the dark about New York's $3 billion deal with Amazon, allowing the trillion-dollar corporation to build its new headquarterscomplete with helicopter landing pad for CEO Jeff Bezosin the Queens neighborhood of Long Island City, concerned New York City Council members and scores of angry New Yorkers on Wednesday angrily confronted company representatives over the plan.

$150 million in student loan debt to be canceled by federal government "IndyWatch Feed World"

The U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday it would automatically cancel $150 million in student loans connected to for-profit colleges that closed in recent years.

BBC Claims Chemical Weapons Helped Assad But Fails to Explain How "IndyWatch Feed World"

The BBC published an article in October titled, How chemical weapons have helped bring Assad close to victory in which it claims chemical weapons have been crucial to Syrian President Bashar Al Assads war-winning strategy. However, never once does the BBC provide an actual explanation as to how chemical weapons brought Damascus closer to victory. Even at face value, the articles entire premise is challenged in each paragraph by the statistics and events the article itself presents.

NY sues 3 companies over lead levels in kids jewelry kits "IndyWatch Feed World"

Two of the nations largest retailers and a third company are named in a New York lawsuit claiming the companies imported and sold childrens toys with lead levels up to 10 times higher than federal limits.

Strasbourg Christmas market gunman killed in shootout with police (PHOTOS, VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed World"

French police have killed the main suspect in the deadly Strasbourg Christmas market shooting, Cherif Chekat, following a dramatic, helicopter-assisted raid and a shootout in the city center.More than 700 officers and military personnel, as well as two helicopters, were engaged in a 48-hour operation to hunt down the 29-year-old suspect, following the Christmas Market attack on Tuesday.

Smack In Middle Of Trade War, Boeing Opens Its First 737 Plant In China "IndyWatch Feed World"

This headline seems suitable for "The Onion", Boeing to Open Its First 737 Plant in China Under Shadow of a Trade War.

05:22

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes Tennessee near Watts Bar nuclear power plant; tremor is felt 130 miles away in Atlanta "IndyWatch Feed World"

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes Tennessee near Watts Bar nuclear power plant; tremor is felt 130 miles away in Atlanta | 12 Dec 2018 | A magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck in Tennessee around 4am on Wednesday. The quake hit close to the town of Akeman Crossroad, some 60 miles north of Chattanooga, and just three miles from the Watts Bar nuclear power plant. Police said there were no reports of damage at the plant, which is built to withstand up to a 5.8 magnitude quake. Residents reported being shaken awake by the quake, which was followed 13 minutes later by a 3.3 magnitude aftershock.

05:10

Financial bounty hunters testify: Clinton Foundation operated as foreign agent "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Clinton Foundation operated as a foreign agent 'early in its life' and 'throughout it's existence' and did not operate as a 501c3 charitable foundation as required by its and is not entitled to its status as a nonprofit, alleged two highly qualified forensic investigators, accompanied by three other investigators, said in explosive testimony Thursday to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. John Moynihan and Lawerence W. Doyle, both graduates of the Catholic Jesuit College of the Holy Cross and former expert forensic government investigators, gave their shocking testimony before congress based on a nearly two year investigation into the foundation's work both nationally and internationally. They were assisted by three other highly trained experts in taxation law and financial forensic investigations. The forensic investigators stressed that they obtained all the documentation on the foundation legally and through Freedom of Information Request Acts from the IRS...

05:06

Virgin Galactic Test Flight Reaches Edge of Space for First Time "IndyWatch Feed World"

Via: CBS: Virgin Galactics rocket-powered SpaceShipTwo carried two test pilots out of the discernible atmosphere Thursday, the companys first piloted flight to the edge of space and a major milestone for Richard Bransons plans to eventually launch tourists on brief, sub-orbital trips to space. It was the fourth non-government, purely commercial flight to carry pilots []

05:00

Three Clinton Foundation Whistleblowers to Testify About Tax Crimes, Pay-For-Play "IndyWatch Feed World"

Following allegations of sloppy accounting, potential tax fraud and pay-to-play, the Clinton Foundation will be under a Congressional microscope this week after three whistleblowers have come forward and agreed to testify one of whom secretly submitted 6,000 pages of documents to the IRS and FBI in August of 2017, and all three of whom have submitted various documents to Congressional investigators.

by Tyler Durden

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), Chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, told Fox News's Martha MacCallum on Monday night that there are three whistleblowers who have spent the past two years investigating the Clinton Foundation, and have "explosive" allegations which they will share during today's testimony on Capitol Hill.

MACCALLUM: OK. With regard to the investigation, which doesnt get a lot of attention, into the Clinton foundation, the DOJ designated John Huber to look into this. They have 6,000 pages of evidence that theyve gone through. The foundation raised $2.5 billion, and theyre looking into potential improprieties.


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04:43

French Army Accuse Macron Of Treason Over UN Migration Pact "IndyWatch Feed World"

A group of top French military generals have accused Emmanuel Macron of committing treason by signing the UN migration pact.  The pact, which was signed by 164 nations on Monday, including France, allows for unlimited migration [...]

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04:39

Democrat Senator Lieu: I Would LOVE To Abolish Free Speech "IndyWatch Feed World"

Democrat Rep. Ted Lieu boasted on Wednesday that he would LOVE to be able to regulate the content of speech, during an appearance on CNN. I would love to be able to regulate the content [...]

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04:36

South African Leader: We Must Kill White Women And Their Children "IndyWatch Feed World"

The leader of a South African political party has called for the mass killing of white women and children living in South Africa. Andile Mngxitama, president of Black First Land First (BLF), was addressing a rally [...]

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04:31

Mueller Found Guilty Of Wiping Peter Strzoks iPhone "IndyWatch Feed World"

Robert Mueller authorized the scrubbing of vital evidence from disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzoks iPhone, a new inspector generals report reveals.  After Muellers special counsels office reviewed Peter Strzoks text messages, all of the evidence [...]

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04:28

New York AG Promises To Lock Trump Family Away For Life "IndyWatch Feed World"

New Yorks incoming attorney general has promised to imprison every single member of the Trump family by hook or by crook. In an interview with NBC News on Tuesday, Letitia James boasted that she will [...]

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04:23

Nancy Pelosi Vows To Keep Government Closed Forever "IndyWatch Feed World"

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she is prepared to keep the government closed forever instead of funding Trumps border wall.  Asked by a reporter if having a government shutdown will impede the Democratic Party [...]

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04:15

Veneration Of Power Leading To Climate Catastrophe "IndyWatch Feed World"

In a recent media alert, we presented a few rules that journalists must follow if they are to be regarded as a safe pair of hands by editors and corporate media owners. One of these rules is that we in the West are assumed to be the good guys. This seriously damaging narrative, flying in the face of historical evidence and endlessly crushing state policies, ensures that the public is kept ignorant and pacified. The consequences have been deadly for millions of the Wests victims around the world, and now mean climate catastrophe that could end human civilisation.

First, take the recent devout coverage following the death of George Herbert Walker Bush, US President from 1989-1993, and Vice-President under Ronald Reagan from 1981-1989. When a (former) Western leader dies, the raw propaganda is often at its most fawning and servile. On Bushs death, mainstream media outlets broadcast and published eulogies and fanciful words of praise, divorced from reality. For example, BBC News channelled former President Barack Obama:

George HW Bushs life is a testament to the notion that public service is a noble, joyous calling. And he did tremendous good along the journey.

The Clintons like the Bush dynasty, part of the US ruling class added their own gushing propaganda tribute:

Few Americans have been or will ever be able to match President Bushs record of service to the United States and the joy he took every day from it.

Referring to the massive US attack following the Iraqi invasion of Kuw...

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