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Monday, 21 May

23:00

Scientists Find A Link Between Procrastination And Health Threats "IndyWatch Feed World"

Scientists have discovered that procrastination could be threatening your overall health.  If you put things off frequently and for the wrong reasons, you could be at risk for debilitating health conditions such as cardiovascular disease and hypertension.

According to Entrepreneur, some of the negative consequences of procrastination are known by firsthand experience; we wait too long to start a project, or delay that important phone call, then end up feeling more pressure than we would have had we started things sooner.  But that stress on the body while in rushed mode can actually cause health issues.

According to research by Joseph Ferrari, all of us procrastinate from time to time. However, about 20 percent of us are whats known as chronic procrastinators, frequently and intentionally delaying work on projects with no gain other than to temporarily delay the inevitable.

In our youth, most of us are taught to avoid procrastination because the practice leaves us with less time and more pressure, and those issues certainly arent good. But, later in life, the consequences of procrastination might go even further than we realize. Research by Fuschia Sirois, from Bishops University in Quebec, suggests that trait procrastination (the tendency to regularly delay important tasks) is correlated with both hypertension and cardiovascular disease. The correlation exists even when researchers control for variables like age, race, education level, and personality factors.

This means it isnt the procrastination that actually adversely affects your overall health and well-being, its your bodys response to the added stress of rushing to finish a job in a short amount of time. Siroiss study also noted the tendency for participants to demonstrate behavioral disengagement; in other words, they procrastinate as a way to distance themselves from a given problem. Its a coping strategy, and not a healthy one, so chronic procrastinators arent able to manage their stress effectively.

Procrastinators also tend to feel bad after procrastinating, understanding tha...

22:56

If Police Rape You, Who Do You Go To? Terry Crews Hammers Establishment for Protecting Abusers "IndyWatch Feed World"

by Rachel Blevins via The Free Thought Project

Terry Crews claims he went to his agency after he was sexually assaulted by one of its executives, and it protected his attacker in the same way that police departments protect their officers.

Famous actor and former NFL linebacker Terry Crews was one of the few men who spoke out during the height of the #MeToo movement and revealed that he had been sexually assaulted by a Hollywood executive. He is now speaking out and giving insight into the ways in which the establishment enables predators who use their money and influence to silence their victims.

In an interview with Megyn Kelly on the Today Show, Crews used the analogy of If the police rape you, who do you go to? to describe the way he was treated after he was assaulted by an executive within his own agency, and he attempted to report the incident to superiors the day after it happened.

Crews was represented by William Morris Endeavor at the time and he said he was at an industry even when the head of the motion picture department, who has since been identified as Adam Venit, walked up to him and groped him.

I was gropedpublicly, with my wifeat an industry event, and this guy comes at me and he gropes me, in front of everybody. I smacked the guys hands back and Im like, What are you doing? Leave me alone, and he comes back and does it again, Crews said.

While many questioned why Crews did not react by punching or hitting his assailant, he said he felt like he was trapped at the time, and that as a 240-l...

22:55

Poland ramps up anti-Russia hysteria by expelling people who refute the West's narrative "IndyWatch Feed World"

Poland will deport two Russian women who were members of a pro-Russian "hybrid" group that sought to stoke tension with neighboring Ukraine, Polish security official said on Friday. Poland arrested a Russian woman identified as "Yekaterina C" and barred four other people from entering the country, Poland's internal security agency, the ABW, said on Thursday. On Friday, one of the of the four people who had been banned from entering Poland was identified as a "Russian-Cypriot citizen, "Anastazja Z.".

22:54

Mueller's ever-expanding probe is even more expansive than it seems "IndyWatch Feed World"

The special counsel's team has interviewed a number of big names. But their interest in more obscure players tells a story, too. FBI agents working for special counsel Robert Mueller allegedly detained a lawyer with ties to Russia who is closely associated with Joseph Mifsud, the shadowy professor who claimed during the election that Russia had "dirt" on Hillary Clinton. The revelation was made in a book co-written by that lawyer, Stephan Roh, and set to be published next month. "The Faking of RUSSIA-GATE: The Papadopoulos Case" is the latest in a stream of books aiming to capitalize on the chaos of this political moment. But it sheds new light on the expansive nature of Mueller's investigation into Russia's election interference and possible ties between President Donald Trump's campaign team and Moscow. It also highlights Mueller's interest in answering one of the probe's biggest outstanding questions: whether the campaign knew in advance that Russia planned to interfere in the election.

22:49

Researchers issue new drug resistance warning as deaths from fungal infections exceeding malaria "IndyWatch Feed World"

'Compost heaps are absolutely lethal, if your immune system doesn't mop up those spores they'll just rot you down as quick as a flash,' says fungal disease expert professor Matthew Fisher Common fungal infections are "becoming incurable" with global mortality exceeding that for malaria or breast cancer because of drug-resistant strains which "terrify" doctors and threaten the food chain, a new report has warned. Writing in a special "resistance" edition of the journal Science, researchers from Imperial College London and Exeter University have shown how crops, animals and people are all threatened by nearly omnipresent fungi. "Fungal infections on human health are currently spiralling, and the global mortality for fungal diseases now exceeds that for malaria or breast cancer," the report notes.

22:46

3 More Things I Want To Do Before I Die "IndyWatch Feed World"

by Luke Miller Truth Theory

I am 2 days away from going into a silent 10 day meditation retreat called Vipassana and it got me thinking about life and some of the things that have taken place personally in just the last few years. It also gave me a moment to look forward to all the potential opportunities that still await in the future.

I am 31 years old, and unless a disaster happens I have at worse 30 years left and if I am lucky and eat lots of avocados and coconut oil I could be a third (or less) of the way through my life. This means there is the potential for plenty more experience and learning.

So far I have managed to have a boxing match, a baby (who is no longer a baby) and a conversation (or 2) with god. I lived in the jungle for a 28 days, took psychedelics 40 times in 13 months and ran a half marathon (not on psychedelics).

I sat in a hut in the Amazonian rainforest with a Peruvian shaman on the visionary brew Ayahuasca, trekked ...

22:44

Huge sinkhole swallows 3 cars at construction site in east China "IndyWatch Feed World"

A large sinkhole has swallowed two cars and a minivan at a flood prevention works in east China. Nearby CCTV footage captured a construction site collapsed and opened up a 10-foot-deep hole before dragging the vehicles into it. There were no casualties reported in this incident. The constructions are now put on halt as local government ordered the company to repair the damaged pipes.

22:41

Fiber-reinforced hydrogel is 5 times stronger than steel "IndyWatch Feed World"





 Rather nice and a likely artificial ligament.  Not an obvious solution either.  This looks to be a great manufacturing solution as well as we are completely familiar with glass fiber.

Yet many materials can also be manipulated so this may well be not that unique but may still be cheap en0ugh to get market share.

All good.


Fiber-reinforced hydrogel is 5 times stronger than steel


February 26th, 2017

https://newatlas.com/fiber-hydrogel-tougher-steel/48108/


The newly developed fiber-reinforced hydrogel consists of polyampholyte gels and glass fiber fabric(Credit: Hokkaido University) VIEW GALLERY - 2 IMAGES

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22:37

Russia: US Anti-Tank Missiles Found At Former Al-Nusra Facility In Syria "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Russian Defense Ministry claims that US-made TOW anti-tank missiles and other weapons, have been found in facilities that had previously been controlled by Al-Nusra terrorists in Syria. According to the Russian Center for Reconciliation [...]

The post Russia: US Anti-Tank Missiles Found At Former Al-Nusra Facility In Syria appeared first on Your News Wire.

22:37

Mueller vs. Trump: Is there a constitutional confrontation in the offing? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Can special counsel Robert Mueller require President Trump to testify before a grand jury? It would be unprecedented, and his effort to do so could lead to a major constitutional confrontation. The president could, of course, resist a grand jury subpoena by asserting his right under the Fifth Amendment not to be a witness against himself. However, for political reasons, he may not wish to do that. And he may not need to. Another off-ramp for the president, which he may choose not to take, is to remove the special counsel. Mueller is an appointee of the Department of Justice, part of the executive branch. He is therefore a subordinate of the president. Trump might have to jump through some hoops to remove him-such as removing the deputy attorney general who selected Mueller - but he has the power to do so. If, that is, he's willing to withstand the public outcry and demands for impeachment that would surely follow. Legislative measures, such as those already introduced in Congress, to shackle or impede the president's power to remove the special counsel are almost surely unconstitutional. So the president could avoid a grand jury subpoena by removing the official who is threatening to obtain one. But this is another step with potentially grave political implications that he may not wish to risk.

22:36

FLASHBACK: 9/11, permanent war, and the men behind the curtain: The Transnational Capitalist Class "IndyWatch Feed World"

Editor's note: This is the text of a talk delivered at the 9/11 Film Festival at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, CA, September, 2016 Globalization of trade and central banking has empowered private corporations to positions of power and control never before seen in human history. Under advanced capitalism, the structural demands for a return on investment require an unending expansion of centralized capital in the hands of fewer and fewer people. The financial center of global capitalism is so highly concentrated that less than a few thousand people dominate and control some $100 trillion dollars of wealth. These few thousand people controlling global capital amount to less than 0.0001 percent of the world's population. They are the Transnational Capitalist Class (TCC) in what David Rothkopf calls the superclass. David Rothkopf, former managing director of Kissinger Associates, says that the superclass is comprised of 6,000 to 7,000 people. These are the Davos-attending, Gulfstream/private jet-flying, megacorporation-interlocked, policy-building elites of the world-in other words, people at the absolute peak of the global power pyramid. They are 94 percent male, predominantly white, and mostly from North America and Europe. Three years ago, a Project Censored research team decided to identify the people on the boards of directors of the top ten asset management firms and the top ten most centralized corporations. Because of overlaps, this is a total of thirteen firms, which collectively have 161 directors on their boards. We think that this group of 161 individuals represents the financial core of the world's transnational capitalist class. They collectively manage $23.91 trillion (2014) in funds and operate in nearly every country in the world. They are the center of the financial capital that powers the global economic system. Western governments and international policy bodies work in the interests of this financial core to protect the free flow of capital investment anywhere in the world. Add several hundred to this 161 and you find $100 trillion in assets-half the wealth in the world-managed by this small concentrated set of the TCC, who could fit into this theater.

22:35

Merapi volcano in Indonesia erupts for the 2nd time in 2 weeks "IndyWatch Feed World"

Indonesia's most volatile volcano spewed smoke and ash early Monday in the latest of several eruptions in less than two weeks. Mount Merapi on the main island of Java erupted twice, sending a column of volcanic material up to 1,200 meters (3,930 feet) into the air and making ash fall in several villages, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, the disaster mitigation agency spokesman. He said the alert level of the volcano was not raised, which is at a normal level with no eruption expected in the foreseeable future.

22:34

Google Removes Dont Be Evil from Company Code of Conduct "IndyWatch Feed World"

Is Google finally embracing its evil side?

The company has reportedly stripped from its employee code of conduct a section outlining its longtime unofficial motto, Dont be evil, provoking a swift reaction on social media: File under: Evil is fine now. Glad this question has been settled! Google has finally done what was inevitableabandoned informal commitment to its founding principle.

When the company restructured in 2015, AlphabetGoogles new parent companywas widely condemned for its watered down replacement, Do the right thing, but Googles maintained the Dont be evil language in its official code of conduct. That all changed sometime in late April or early May, Gizmodo reported Friday, after reviewing archives on the Wayback Machine.

According to a Wayback Machine archive from April 21, 2018, the related section of the code of conduct read:

Dont be evil. Googlers generally apply those words to how we serve our users. But Dont be evil is much more than that. Yes, its about providing our users unbiased access to information, focusing on their needs and giving them the best products and services that we can. But its also about doing the right thing more generallyfollowing the law, acting honorably, and treating co-workers with courtesy and respect.

The Google Code of Conduct is one of the ways we put Dont be evil into practice. Its built around the recognition that everything we do in connection with our work at Google will be, and should be, measured against the highest possible standards of ethical business conduct. We set the bar that high for practical as well as aspirational reasons: Our commitment to the highest standards helps us hire great people, build great products, and attract loyal users. Trust and mutual respect among employees and users are the foundation of our success, and they are something we need to earn every day.

So please do read the Code, and follow both its spirit and letter, always bearing in mind that each of us has a personal responsibility to incorporate, and to encourage other Googlers to incorporate, the principles of the Code into our work. A...

22:28

US, France, UK, Establish More Bases In Syria To Push Breakup Of Country "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Brandon Turbeville As virtually all pretense of leaving Syria has vanished from the rhetoric of the White House, American and French soldiers have now...

22:15

Dog bites affect over 2.7 million people in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh "IndyWatch Feed World"

Two years ago, a Rajya Sabha committee went to the extent of putting out newspaper advertisements, inviting suggestions from various stake holders to deal with the dog menace in MPs' areas in Delhi. It is not known whether the move eased the situation or not for the MPs' there. But in Uttar Pradesh, which sends 31 members to the Upper House of Parliament, dog bites continue to be a big public health problem, affecting more than 27 lakh people every year, according to health department sources. While the killing of more than a dozen children by feral dogs in Sitapur in back-to-back incidents has only brought the problem to the fore in its worst form, on an average, not less than 100 people are bitten by dogs in each district every day, as per a rough estimate. The state's health department does not compile any data on statewide cases of dog bites, according to director, medical and health, Padamakar Singh.

22:15

New deep sea crustacean species discovery "IndyWatch Feed World"

Image of a male Stygiopontius senokuchiae taken with a confocal laser microscope. This new species of copepod was discovered by Kumamoto University student, Reina Senokuchi. The white scale bar is 0.2 mm long. Credit: Photograph by Kumamoto University Associate Professor Takeshi Kitano

From Kumamoto University in Japan:

Japanese student discovers new crustacean species in deep sea hydrothermal vent

May 21, 2018

A new species of microcrustacean (Stygiopontius) was collected from a submarine hot spring (hydrothermal vent) of a volcanic seamount (Myojin-sho caldera) in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan. This crustacean group lives only around deep-sea hydrothermal vents in the central Atlantic or eastern Pacific Oceans. The new species is the first of its kind discovered in Japanese waters. Reina Senokuchi, a Kumamoto University student, was the first to make the discovery saying, When I realized that it might be a new species, I was both delighted and very surprised. I couldnt believe it was true.

Portals to New Worlds

There are many hydrothermal vents in the deep waters east of Japan. The water in these vents is heated by volcanic activity under the ocean floor blown into the sea. In the vicinity of these openings, bacteria function as the primary producer of organic matter and convert mineral resources contained in the hot water into energy, a process called chemosynthesis. The organisms here are not found in any other type of environment on the planet. Some can be found in vents throughout the worlds oceans, yet others appear to live only in specific areas.

A research group headed by Associate Professor Motohiro Shimanaga of Kumamoto University studies the ecosystems of deep sea hydrothermal vents. Between 2012 and 2014, Dr. Shimanagas group surveyed hydrothermal vents in the calderas of three submarine volcanos in the...

22:14

Washington's hidden Glacier Peak volcano is one of the most dangerous and least monitored "IndyWatch Feed World"

As Kilauea continues its rampage on Hawaii's Big Island, the 38th anniversary this month of Mount St. Helens' cataclysmic eruption is an uneasy reminder that the snow-capped volcanoes of the Pacific Northwest can awaken at any time. Yet one of Washington's most dangerous volcanoes remains the least-monitored and the least-studied in the Cascade range. Tucked deep inside its namesake 566,000-acre wilderness a scant 70 miles northeast of Seattle, Glacier Peak is the state's hidden volcano. At a modest 10,541 feet, its summit doesn't tower over the landscape like Rainier, Baker or Adams. Settlers didn't even realize it was a volcano until the 1850s, when Native Americans told the naturalist and ethnologist George Gibbs about a small mountain north of Rainier that once smoked.

22:11

Wikipedia: An establishment psyop "IndyWatch Feed World"

If you haven't been living in a hole in a cave with both fingers plugged into your ears, you may have noticed that an awful lot of fuss gets made about Russian propaganda and disinformation these days. Mainstream media outlets are now speaking openly about the need for governments to fight an "information war" against Russia, with headlines containing that peculiar phrase now turning up on an almost daily basis. Here's one published today titled "Border guards detain Russian over 'information war' on Poland", about a woman who is to be expelled from that country on the grounds that she "worked to consolidate pro-Russian groups in Poland in order to challenge Polish government policy on historical issues and replace it with a Russian narrative" in order to "destabilize Polish society and politics." Here's one published yesterday titled "Marines get new information warfare leader", about a US Major General's appointment to a new leadership position created "to better compete in a 21st century world." Here's one from the day before titled "Here's how Sweden is preparing for an information war ahead of its general election", about how the Swedish Security Service and Civil Contingencies Agency are "gearing up their efforts to prevent disinformation during the election campaigns."

22:11

Update from the Nicaraguan Insurrection : Horizontal Organizing vs. Left Neoliberalism and the Pitfalls of Nationalism "IndyWatch Feed World"

Two weeks ago, we published a report from the uprising in Nicaragua that began in April. Since then, the situation has only intensified. Here is an update from our comrades in Nicaragua, describing the most recent developments and the stakes of the struggle. In Nicaragua, we see an uprising against the neoliberal policies of a left government in which a movement is attempting to resist right-wing cooptation in the absence of an established anarchist or autonomous movement. We are concerned about the prevalence of nationalist and rhetoric and imagery, but we believe that it is important to support revolts against authoritarian governments in order to generate dialogue that could open up a revolutionary horizon. Just as it will not benefit leftists to support unpopular and oppressive left governments, it does not benefit anarchists to refuse to engage with insurgents whose goals are still evolving.

For the past month, Nicaragua has seen daily protests against the government of Daniel Ortega. This is being called La Insurreccion de Abril (the April Insurrection). Over the last two weeks, these protests have escalated to countrywide blockades and urban barricades. Organized students are occupying three public universities (UNA, UPOLI, UNAN). Nicaraguans in every major city have taken to the streets to demand complete systemic change, including the resignation of Daniel Ortega. Riot police and Sandinista Youth continue to carry out pro-government repression, although this has died down in Managua, Masaya, Matagalpa, and Jinotega.

Its been amazing to protest in the streets of Managua without government or Young Sandinista repression. Weve been able to do this for ten days now. Its the first time since Ortegas came to power that weve been able to take the streets in this way. I truly feel as if the city is ours. Were witnessing amazing street art, art projects, and interventions. We dont know whats going to come out of the dialogue. Government reform, police reform, new elections, autonomous regions?

I feel good, but it has been exhausting. We have good days and bad days. I feel emotionally drained, just working and working and working. Not really taking time to think. Its been exhausting to live on a day by day space and time. So many doors have been opened!


Classes began at UNAN, the largest public university in the country, on Monday, May 7. Students organized a protest inside the university campus, staging a sit-in and then spending t...

22:08

Stefan Halper: The FBI Informant who spied on Trump Campaign also oversaw a CIA spying operation in the 1980 election "IndyWatch Feed World"

An extremely strange episode that has engulfed official Washington over the last two weeks came to a truly bizarre conclusion on Friday night. And it revolves around a long-time, highly sketchy CIA operative, Stefan Halper. Four decades ago, Halper was responsible for a long-forgotten spying scandal involving the 1980 election, in which the Reagan campaign - using CIA officials managed by Halper, reportedly under the direction of former CIA Director and then-Vice-Presidential candidate George H.W. Bush - got caught running a spying operation from inside the Carter administration. The plot involved CIA operatives passing classified information about Carter's foreign policy to Reagan campaign officials in order to ensure the Reagan campaign knew of any foreign policy decisions that Carter was considering. Over the past several weeks, House Republicans have been claiming that the FBI during the 2016 election used an operative to spy on the Trump campaign, and they triggered outrage within the FBI by trying to learn his identity. The controversy escalated when President Trump joined the fray on Friday morning. "Reports are there was indeed at least one FBI representative implanted, for political purposes, into my campaign for president," Trump tweeted, adding: "It took place very early on, and long before the phony Russia Hoax became a "hot" Fake News story. If true - all time biggest political scandal!"

21:57

Grenfell flammable cladding in Australia "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

Combustible | Trailer | Available Now

26 September 2017

Following the catastrophic Grenfell Tower fire in London, this incisive report reveals how Australian high-rises have been built with the same flammable cladding that caused the Grenfell disaster.

By Paul Bartizan in Australia:

Australia apartment owners to join legal action over flammable cladding

21 May 2018

Australian law firm Adley Burstyner and Roscon Property Services last month announced a class action law suit against major construction companies. The case is on behalf of approximately 250,000 owners and residents from about 1,400 apartments clad with flammable polyethylene core aluminium composite panels in the state of Victoria.

The $4.2 billion case, the law firm says, is the first stage in a national campaign to compensate owners for replacing the dangerous cladding and installing sprinkler systems, plus declines in their property values. The law suit is expected to target LU Simon Builders, Hickory Building, Hamilton Marino and Probuild. Slater and Gordon, another legal firm, later said it is considering a similar action.

The announcement came six months after 29 people were killed in a...

21:56

RV/Intelligence Alert: "Final Stage" -- May 21, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Operation Disclosure

RV/INTELLIGENCE ALERT - May 21, 2018


(Disclaimer: The following is an overview of the current situation based on rumors/leaks from several sources which may or may not be truthful or accurate.)


There have been no reports of Cabal interference on the RV process since Friday.


The RV release protocol is currently at the final stage.


Sources have been told Tier 3 exchanges will begin this week.


This places the release of the toll-free 800 numbers sometime this week once Tier 3 receives the green light.


Once the 800#'s are released, exchange/redemption appointments can be scheduled as early as Thursday or Monday.


Multiple sources conclude that the RV release is now imminent.


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21:53

National Parks Report on Climate Change Finally Released, Uncensored "IndyWatch Feed World"

This story was originally published by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at revealnews.org and subscribe to the Reveal podcast, produced with PRX, at revealnews.org/podcast.

Backing away from attempts at censorship, the National Park Service on Friday released a report charting the risks to national parks from sea level rise and storms.

Drafts of the report obtained earlier this year by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting showed park service officials had deleted every mention of humans causing climate change. But the long-delayed report, published Friday without fanfare on the agencys website, restored those references.

The scientific report is designed to help 118 coastal parks plan for protecting natural resources and historic treasures from the changing climate.

Maria Caffrey, the studys lead scientist, said she was extremely happy that it was released intact.

The fight probably destroyed my career with the (National Park Service) but it will be worth it if we can uphold the truth and ensure that scientific integrity of other scientists wont be challenged so easily in the future, said Caffrey, a University of Colorado research assistant who had worked on the report for five years.

The Reveal story, published in April, prompted some Democrats in Congress to seek an investigation of scientific integrity at the park service to see whether Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke or President Donald Trumps other political appointees are censoring science.  Zinke said at a House sub-committee hearing that he had been unaware of the changes, which Reveal uncovered shortly after he told Congress that he would never change a scientific report. The Interior Departments office of inspector general has launched an initial review, according to Nancy DiPaolo, the offices director of external affairs.

The controversy reflects a broader challenge faced by scientists who work for and with the federal government today because of the Trump administrations attitude toward science, particularly related to climate change.

When Caffrey resisted the editing of the report, she said National Park Service officials warned her that...

21:42

'Loud boom', gaping hole and smell of smoke leaves Nebraska family puzzled "IndyWatch Feed World"

Fire chased a Lincoln family from their home Saturday leaving a mystery and a gaping hole in its wake. Fire crews were called to the 7100 block of S. Hampton Road around 6:30 a.m. Battalion Chief Leo Benes said the family had been awakened earlier by a "loud boom" but couldn't find anything wrong with the house. It wasn't until later that the smell of smoke got their attention. They called the fire department and evacuated. Benes said the initial thinking is that a lightning strike might have been the culprit but that's still just speculation. The mystery still looms.

21:42

Dozens Of Spy Towers Found Around D.C. Nobody Is Sure How They Got There "IndyWatch Feed World"

An investigative report by WRC-TV in Washington, D.C., has found dozens of spy towers and devices around the nations capital and even more troubling is the fact nobody is entirely sure what they are doing [...]

The post Dozens Of Spy Towers Found Around D.C. Nobody Is Sure How They Got There appeared first on Your News Wire.

21:41

Pope Francis Says That Homosexuality Is No Longer A Sin "IndyWatch Feed World"

Liberal Pope Francis has told a homosexual man that being gay is fine with God, and that God made you like this, suggesting that the far left pontiff has recently been spending more time listening [...]

The post Pope Francis Says That Homosexuality Is No Longer A Sin appeared first on Your News Wire.

21:40

Life Loving Down Syndrome Man Urges Ireland To Vote Against Abortion "IndyWatch Feed World"

A man with Down Syndrome, who proclaims that he loves his life, features in a new advertisement urging his fellow Irish citizens to vote to retain the 8th Amendment which protects babies like him from [...]

The post Life Loving Down Syndrome Man Urges Ireland To Vote Against Abortion appeared first on Your News Wire.

21:38

Jon Rappoport: Say Hello to the FBI Mole Inside the Trump Campaign "IndyWatch Feed World"

Say hello to the FBI mole inside the Trump campaign

By Jon Rappoport

Well, you see, the mole wasn't a spy, he was an informant. Aha. Let's use a microscope to tell the difference.

The mole: Stefan Halper, a Cambridge professor.

Supposedly, Halper was gathering information for the FBI about a suspected Trump-Russia connection.

Well, what else has Halper done? At The Intercept, Glenn Greenwald reports: "Four decades ago, Halper was responsible for a long-forgotten spying scandal involving the 1980 election, in which the Reagan campaign - using CIA officials managed by Halper, reportedly under the direction of former CIA Director and then-Vice-Presidential candidate George H.W. Bush - got caught running a spying operation from inside the Carter administration. The plot involved CIA operatives passing classified information about Carter's foreign policy to Reagan campaign officials in order to ensure the Reagan campaign knew of any foreign policy decisions that Carter was considering."

Oops. That doesn't smell good. CIA operatives, managed by Halper, infiltrated the presidential campaign, spied on Jimmy Carter and his advisors, and relayed information about Carter's foreign policy to Reagan's team.

But we're supposed to believe, without evidence, that in 2016 Halper was only trying to dig up information on a Trump-Russia connection.

What more do we know about Stefan Halper, the mole for hire? Breitbart: "Halper...served as an assistant to all three of President Gerald Ford's Chief of Staffs - Alexander Haig, Donald Rumsfeld, and Dick Cheney..." Quite a trio of politicians. I don't think you'd want to list them on your resume, if you were applying for a job with an organization that showed a shred of ethics.

And then there is this: In 1984, Halper was the chairman of the Palmer National Bank. Breitbart: "White House official Oliver North wiredloaned funds from the Palmer National Bank to a Swiss bank account, which were later used to aid the [Nicaraguan] contras." The contras, backed by the CIA, were trying to derail the Sandinista government, and in the process, reportedly carried out over...

21:37

(Video) Interview with Yehuda Shoenfeld, MD and Christopher Exley, PhD on Vaccinations "IndyWatch Feed World"



Streamed live on May 17, 2018

An exclusive sit-down interview with Dr. Yehuda Shoenfeld & Christopher Exley, PhD joins us in-studio, LIVE from Lisbon, Portugal!

LIVE from Lisbon with the Super Heroes of Science - we've traveled this far for a reason!

This is The #HighWire

21:34

Floods and heavy rain affect 5,000 in Guatemala "IndyWatch Feed World"

Civil protection in Guatemala (System of the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction - CONRED) reported on 18 May that almost 6,000 people had been affected by heavy rain and flooding over the last 3 days. The country's National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology (Insivumeh) said that over 100 mm of rain fell in 24 hours in 6 different locations on 15 May and in 3 different locations the next day. CONRED says that there have been 19 incidents of flooding and damaging rainfall, affecting 5,594 people. The worst affected departments are Chiquimula, El Progreso, Guatemala, Petn, Quetzaltenango, Sacatepquez, Solol, San Marcos and Suchitepquez.

21:34

Erratic seasons and extreme weather devastating crops around the world "IndyWatch Feed World"

China: Pineapple market may recover Although this is normally the peak season in Xuwen for pineapple supplies to the market, according to fruit farmers in Xuwen the retail of pineapples is in a "severe winter". Earlier this year a cold wave hit Xuwen, just as pineapples began to appear on the market. The product quality suffered, and the price dropped. In some places Xuwen pineapples even became unmarketable.

21:33

Use of anti-smoking app expands in Turkey "IndyWatch Feed World"

The head of the Green Crescent, which focuses on combating tobacco and alcohol addiction, said the Green Detector application they developed allowed concerned citizens to notify relevant authorities about the use of cigarettes at banned locations. ava Ylmaz said they viewed smoking as the most dangerous addiction to chemicals. "In the past year, 100,000 people died due to diseases linked to smoking," he said, adding that the figure for the world was closer to six million. "I came out and said something cost 100,000 lives a year; whether it be terrorism, natural disaster an accident, there would be a huge reaction. However, when it comes to cigarettes, we just ignore it."

21:21

Heavy rains, landslides kill 5 in Sri Lanka, while Cyclone Sagar kills 15 in Somaliland "IndyWatch Feed World"

Heavy monsoon rains in Sri Lanka have killed five people, prompting authorities to warn against landslides and floods in low-lying areas after spill gates had to be opened across the Indian Ocean island. Lightning killed three people, a landslide a fourth, and the fifth death was the result of a fallen tree, said officials at the country's Disaster Management Centre. The centre's spokesman, Pradeep Kodippili, said flooding has forced the evacuation of people in areas where several rivers are overflowing, while four districts are on "red alert" for possible landslides. People in those four districts have been cautioned to be vigilant," Kodippili told Reuters. The army has sent more than 100 soldiers with more than 25 boats to tackle the emergency, its spokesman, Sumith Atapattu, told Reuters.

21:20

FIFTY8 Interviews Nancy Addison Part III of V -- Nutrition and Health "IndyWatch Feed World"

SOURCE - FIFTY8

FIFTY8 INTERVIEWS / NUTRITION + HEALTH with NANCY ADDISON

Internationally-Renowned Nutritionist, Chef, Environmental Specialist, Award-Winning Author, Speaker, and Radio Show Host.

https://youtu.be/1g_waqcxPSo





PART III - Preparing Food For Kids

Nancy talks about preparing foods and how she raised her kids on a plant based diet. She started making organic baby food, non-chlorinated & non-fluoride water and was conscious of what her children responded to in their diet. Having so much sugar, food coloring, and MSG (which causes brain damage) in food everywhere, she discusses how children react to their parents and how they watch what your doing which affects their behavior.

Her children helped her make homemade bread with garbanzo bean flour and learned how to prepare their food. She empowered her children to make their own decisions in regards to what they choose to eat. She got them involved in preparing meals, grocery shopping, knowing how to see the quality of the product, and then went home and cooked the food together as a family.

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21:19

Russian firm indicted by Mueller investigation comes out swinging "IndyWatch Feed World"

The authority of special counsel Robert Mueller to bring charges over Russian interference in the 2016 election will face stiff opposition from one of the indicted entities, its attorney pledged Wednesday. Reed Smith attorney Eric Dubelier represents Concord Management and Consulting LLC, which Mueller has charged with funding the Russian troll farms that worked to support Donald Trump's candidacy in the presidential election. At a 20-minute status conference in the case today, Dubelier said the count against Concord - conspiracy to defraud the United States - is unconstitutional as applied. Concord will file a motion challenging Mueller's authority, in addition to asserting failure to state a claim and violations of its due-process rights, Dubelier said. The tactic is similar to the one being used by former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort in his criminal case, which Mueller is also prosecuting.

21:18

Real Relationships Are When Two Imperfect People Love Each Other Perfectly "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sure, we go through many different things in this life, but relationships make up a huge part of the things we go through.

No relationship is perfect and even if we love each other we will still have problems at one point or another. Challenges and change are what shape the relationship. The way we respond to things and how we grow be it together or apart all make a huge difference. We all have our faults and because of this learning to love someone despite their flaws is sometimes hard.

The best kind of relationship is one in which you can be there for each other without judgment. You make the best of everything and really stay strong for each other. No challenge is too big, overcoming obstacles is not as complicated as it seems when you really love someone. Commitment and respect are only two of the many things needed to grow a real lasting relationship.

You have to be willing to stick around even when you and this person arent getting along too well. You have to be willing to listen and to speak. If you refuse to go all in nothing is going to last. It is choosing one another each and every day. Waking up and putting both your needs and their needs on the same level. When it comes to being in a real relationship you have to be able to confront all of the things that make you vulnerable together.

A real relationship is when you find someone who isnt perfect, someone just like you and you love them in a way that is perfect. Love is the only perfect thing that exists in this world and it isnt the perfect everyone expects it to be. It is painful and hard and can be a bit too much sometimes but it is also worth it. Without all of the things that we go through together, happiness wouldnt be possible.

Love is not what the movies or fairytales make it out to be. Its not prince charming coming to the rescue over and over again. It is creating a life with someone willing to put forth the same amount of effort that you do and are. It is finding perfection within the imperfections and not letting this world tear you apart.

No one is going to come in a sweep you off of your feet. Be aware of yourself and those around you and everything will eventually present itself. Love is one of the best experiences we have in this world. Real love is not all roses and chocolates. It is crying at three am on his shoulder and sitting up all night talking through everything that is bothering you in life. It is raw and full of emotion.

 

21:17

Jon Rappoport -- The Psychiatric Matrix: What you Need to Know "IndyWatch Feed World"

The psychiatric Matrix: what you need to know

By Jon Rappoport

First of all, as I reported some months ago, 25% of college students in America have received a diagnosis of a mental disorder, or are on psychiatric drugs. I mention this to indicate how widespread psychiatric control has become.

That statistic has been reported by NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

NAMI also states: "Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.-43.8 million, or 18.5%-experiences mental illness in a given year."

These figures are earthshaking. They reflect a relentless push, by organized psychiatry and their pharmaceutical partners, to expand the diagnoses of mental disorders and the toxic drugging that follows.

Indeed, if you consult the DSM, the official Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, you'll find listed 297 distinct and defined and labeled disorders. This is marketing at an awesome level.

This is also a cultural revolution. Over the past few decades, millions of Americans have been convinced they have a brain malfunction of some kind. If you don't think that creates a vast victim mentality, think again.

And yet, wait for it---not one of the 297 mental disorders has a defining diagnostic lab test. Not one.

I've made this point many times. Occasionally, readers point out that there are tests. Yes, but not DEFINING tests. If tests existed which invariably point to a true diagnosis of a true condition, those tests would be published in the DSM, the bible of the psychiatry. But they aren't. Nowhere in the DSM will you find them.

Instead, every mental disorder is defined by a list of behavioral "symptoms." Committees of psychiatrist gather and debate, and decide which clusters of symptoms add up to which labels of mental disorders.

It would be as if you walked into a doctor's office, talked to him for ten minutes, and then he said: "You have cancer. I can tell by the way you're talking and behaving....

21:14

Giuliani: Mueller probe into Trump obstruction to end by Sept 1 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Special counsel Robert Mueller will conclude his probe into claims US President Donald Trump obstructed the Russia investigation by the beginning of September, according to the president's personal attorney Rudolph Giuliani. Giuliani told the New York Times that Mueller shared a copy of his timeline as both sides continue to negotiate the terms of a possible interview between Trump and the special counsel. The attorney, and former mayor of New York, said he feared a delay in wrapping up the investigation would cast a cloud over the midterm elections in November. "You don't want another repeat of the 2016 election where you get contrary reports at the end and you don't know how it affected the election," Mr. Giuliani told the paper, citing then-FBI chief James Comey's decision to reopen the Hillary Clinton email investigation days before the polls opened in the US presidential election. The obstruction charge arises from claims made by Comey who said Trump asked him to end an investigation into then-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Trump's official explanation for firing Comey invoked a memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein accusing the FBI director of misconduct in the 2016 investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server use.

21:13

Bypass US sanctions, counter China, why Modi's agenda-less Putin meeting is more than chit-chat "IndyWatch Feed World"

Narendra Modi arrives in Sochi for an "agenda-less" meeting with Vladimir Putin, but there won't be time for chit-chat: the two must save key arms deals left up in the air by US sanctions, and find common ground on China. "This is a very different kind of meeting. Normally, we have a system of annual bilateral summits, that are very structured, where you negotiate and you come out with documents, contracts and joint statements," said Pankaj Saran, India's ambassador in Moscow, ahead of his prime minister's arrival in the Black Sea resort on Monday afternoon. Instead, says Saran, the one-day visit, planned in short order after Putin won March's election for his fourth term, and conducted without honor guards, official dinners and other accoutrements, will be a chance for the two leaders to develop "personal chemistry, build up their relationship" and "discuss issues important to their own countries."

21:13

19 Bad Shower Habits You Need to Stop Doing Immediately "IndyWatch Feed World"

Its one of those daily habits that we dont really think about all that often. I mean, obviously showering is good, not sharing is bad that stands without reasoning (especially if youre around teenage boys who have yet to discover the power of deodorant), however, did you know that there are actually right and wrong ways to shower?

Some of the smallest choices and habits that you do every day may actually be preventing you from being as clean and healthy as you would like to think!

Be Shower Smart by Avoiding These 19 Bad Shower Habits:

#1 Using Scented Soaps

Think twice before reaching for your favorite lavender or wild berry soap. The chemicals used to include that scent can disrupt the balance of oils in your skin, causing itchiness and irritation. Stick with a scent free soap, your skin will thank you.

#2 Washing Your Face in the Shower

Do you speed up your morning routine by washing your face in the shower? While it may seem as though you are helping yourself, you may actually be harming your skin. The water most people use to shower is hotter than you should be using on your face, which can cause serious irritation, acne or rosacea. Take the few extra minutes to care for your skin.

#3 Over-Exfoliating

While there are undeniable benefits to exfoliating the skin, beauty experts warn that there is such thing as over-exfoliating which can cause irritation and inflammation. Limit your exfoliating to no more than 2-3 times each week.

#4 Daily Hair Washing

This is a mistake that MANY people make. Washing your hair too often can be damaging to the hair itself, stripping it of the natural oils and drying it out. The solution isnt to overly condition either, as too much conditioner can weigh your hair down.

#5 Wrapping Your Hair in a Towel

Its a mistake that many of us with longer hair make, but experts warn that wrapping your hair up in a towel may actually be damaging your head. Avoid the risk by patting your hair dry rather than rubbing it, gently squeezing the water out of your hair with the dry towel.

#6 Rough Towel Drying

Did you know theres a right and a wrong way to towel dry? If you dont have the luxury of air drying, gently pat the...

21:12

DOJ to investigate Trump campaign infiltration by FBI "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Department of Justice has formally requested a review into possible abuses of the surveillance application process amid claims the FBI "infiltrated" the President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. The news comes just hours after Trump demanded that the DOJ investigate claims that federal authorities surveilled his campaign for political purposes. Writing on Twitter, the president said he also wanted to know if any "demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration." The department asked the inspector general to liaise with federal prosecutors to bring charges against FBI personnel found guilty of criminal conduct while investigating allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. "The Department has asked the Inspector General to expand the ongoing review of the FISA application process to include determining whether there was any impropriety or political motivation in how the FBI conducted its counterintelligence investigation of persons suspected of involvement with the Russian agents who interfered in the 2016 presidential election," a statement from DOJ spokesperson Sarah Isgur Flores read.

21:12

FLASHBACK: Reagan aides describe Stefan Halper's operation to spy on Jimmy Carter "IndyWatch Feed World"

An operation to collect inside information on Carter Administration foreign policy was run in Ronald Reagan's campaign headquarters in the 1980 Presidential campaign, according to present and former Reagan Administration officials. Those sources said they did not know exactly what information the operation produced or whether it was anything beyond the usual grab bag of rumors and published news reports. But they said it involved a number of retired Central Intelligence Agency officials and was highly secretive. The sources identified Stefan A. Halper, a campaign aide involved in providing 24-hour news updates and policy ideas to the traveling Reagan party, as the person in charge. Mr. Halper, until recently deputy director of the State Department's Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs and now chairman of the Palmer National Bank in Washington, was out of town today and could not be reached. But Ray S. Cline, his father-in-law, a former senior Central Intelligence official, rejected the account as a ''romantic fallacy.''

21:11

MI6 setups lead to Trump campaign advisors' indictments and the war on Trump "IndyWatch Feed World"

In the months leading up to the 2016 election, British intelligence made strenuous efforts to cultivate Trump advisors, and set up circumstances in which they could appear to have Russian connections, the Daily Caller's Chuck Ross shows in a lengthy article today. First in line is Prof. Stefan K. Halper, a foreign policy expert with ties to both the CIA and MI6, who invited Trump endorser George Papadopoulos to London in September 2016. There, Halper offered to pay Papadopoulos $3,000 to write a policy paper on Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, and the Leviathan natural gas field in the Mediterranean Sea. Halper, 73, who is British, is a veteran of three Republican administrations (meddling in American politics is nothing new for him), and also met with two other Trump campaign advisors. Halper, Ross reports, is a close associate of Sir Richard Dearlove, former head of Britain's foreign intelligence agency, MI6. When Papadopoulos arrived in London for their meeting, Halper asked him if he knew about "hacking the emails from Russia," to which Papadopoulos replied he did not, Ross reports. Halper had offered him the $3,000 for the policy paper, with all expenses paid. Halper also invited a second Trump campaign aide, foreign policy advisor Carter Page, to attend a July 2016 symposium at Cambridge University in Britain, regarding the upcoming U.S. election.

21:10

Japan and the EU notify WTO of retaliatory measures to combat US metal tariffs "IndyWatch Feed World"

Japan and the European Union have notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) that they are ready to implement an array of retaliatory measures against Washington in response to tariffs on steel and aluminum imports imposed by US President Donald Trump on Tokyo and the European bloc. "We plan to decide appropriately, considering the impact on Japanese companies as well as related US measures," the Japanese Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday. However, it stopped short of indicating when Tokyo might take action. The statement also said that the WTO had been informed that Japan had the right to implement tariffs on American goods worth 50 billion yen ($451 million), which would be the equivalent value to duties quite recently imposed by Washington on Japanese metal products. Tokyo has not yet lodged an official complaint with the intergovernmental organization, but it is gesturing that it could impose the counter-measures if it does not obtain the tariff exemptions it has been seeking from the US. For its part, the European Commission, the EU's executive arm, has already prepared a list of American products, including peanut butter, motorcycles and denim jeans, which could get extra import duties.

21:10

Butterfly, woodpeckers, little egret in China "IndyWatch Feed World"

Little egret, 6 April 2018

Still 6 April 2018. Still in the Han Shui river region in Shaanxi province in China; like in the previous blog post. Where this little egret flew.

We passed a crested ibis nest.

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21:09

Senator Rand Paul: 'We're not going to leave our kids defenseless' "IndyWatch Feed World"

During a May 18 Fox News appearance Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said it is time for Americans to take a stand and say, "We're not going to leave our kids defenseless." His comments came in the wake of the shooting that killed at least 8 at Santa Fe High School. Paul said, "Why don't we say it as a country - we're not going to leave our kids defenseless. We're going to defend them." He also spoke to Hollywood celebrities who react to a high profile firearm-based crime with calls for more gun control, saying, "Every Hollywood actor that hates guns has armed bodyguards defending them. So they hate guns unless the guns are defending them." Paul's call to protect our children is reminiscent of President Trump's response to the February 14 Parkland school shooting. CNN reported that Trump responded to Parkland by saying that a "gun-free zone to a maniac - because they're all cowards - a gun-free zone is 'let's go in and let's attack because bullets aren't coming back at us.'" Trump said adopting a policy where "20 percent" of teachers are armed would reduce or eliminate the perception of weakness, making schools a riskier target to strike.

21:08

Within the US evangelical capital rises mixed views on Israel "IndyWatch Feed World"

This week, the Trump administration completed its move of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. At the opening ceremony, two of the American speakers were evangelical superstars: Pastor Robert Jeffress, the author of several doomsday books about Israel, and John Hagee, who interpreted recent lunar eclipses as evidence that the end times were nigh. The Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro, meanwhile, declared that Trump had "fulfilled biblical prophecy". The ceremony coincided with massive protests, in which 60 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces. Thousands of miles away, in her home outside Colorado Springs, Kimberly Troup sat in a cluttered basement office. She is an evangelical Christian who takes to heart the Bible verse in which God speaks of the Jewish nation: "I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse." Accordingly, she has devoted 22 years to Israel. She is now the US director of Christian Friends of Israeli Communities, an advocacy group with a Zionist ideology. Two other CFIC employees work with her. This week, they have been very busy. Ever since she was a child, in Kentucky, Troup has been immersed in Israel. Her father saw the creation of the state in 1948 and the six-day war of 1967as evidence of biblical prophecy surrounding the end of the world. Troup believes in such prophecies, though she does not pretend to know when they will occur. She sees it as her Christian duty to care for Israel, to defend it against "Arabs" who are "not interested in peace".

21:07

The secret meeting between FBI and Alexander Downer "IndyWatch Feed World"

One hundred days before the US election, two FBI agents went on a secret mission. And it could badly damage Australia's relationship with Donald Trump. Alexander Downer sat down for an interview with two FBI agents in London in 2016 to discuss potential Russian meddling in the US presidential election, a sensational report alleges. The revelation the Australian government broke with diplomatic protocol and allowed Mr Downer, then Australia's high commissioner to the United Kingdom, to be interviewed by the FBI could damage Australia's recently repaired relationship with US President Donald Trump. The New York Times first revealed late last year it was at a boozy night in May 2016, at London's Kensington Wine Rooms, that Mr Trump's then foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos told Mr Downer Russia had dirt on Mr Trump's political rival Hillary Clinton.

21:07

New kingmaker: Iraq's anti-American, nationalistic cleric is big parliamentary winner "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Shia cleric with strong anti-American views is poised to become kingmaker in Iraq. Muqtada al-Sadr's coalition emerged victorious in parliamentary elections, signaling a resurgence in Iraqi nationalism, analysts told RT. Al-Sadr's Sairoon Alliance capitalized on widespread anger over foreign influence and unchecked corruption in Iraq, securing a surprise victory over Iran-backed Shia militia chief Hadi al-Amiri's Fatah (Conquest) Coalition, and US-backed Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's Nasr (Victory) Coalition. Anti-America (and corruption) crusader? The prominent Shia cleric is an outspoken critic of US military presence in Iraq, even leading two revolts against American-led forces after their 2003 invasion. At the same time, al-Sadr is also opposed to Iranian influence in Iraq. His ability to appeal to Iraqis' sense of nationalism seems to be the main driving force behind his coalition's unexpected parliamentary victory.

21:06

Saudi Arabia intercepted Yemeni missiles; Houthis targeted military airports "IndyWatch Feed World"

Saudi air-defense systems have reportedly managed to intercept a ballistic missile launched from Yemen after Houthi rebels said they had targeted a "military airport" in the city of Jizan. The alleged Scud-type missile was destroyed before the projectile hit the intended target in the port city, which lies in the southwest corner of Saudi Arabia and directly north of the border with Yemen, local media reported. Earlier, Saudi air defenses reportedly intercepted another ballistic missile, which targeted a military airport near the southern border. The launches on Monday morning were the latest in a series of missile attacks on Saudi positions which have intensified over the weekend. Riyadh has repeatedly accused Iran of being responsible for ballistic missile launches from Yemen, warning that such acts could be considered an "act of war," while the Islamic Republic firmly denied such accusations.

21:06

Harvey Weinstein Victim Take The Stage At The Cannes Festival To Say There Are Many Still To Be Held Accountable "IndyWatch Feed World"

by Luke Miller Truth Theory

Asia Argento gave a powerful speech saying You know who you are, but most importantly we know who you are, and we are not going to let you get away with it anymore.  

Asia Argento has alleged that in 1997 Harvey Weinstein raped her at the Cannes Film Festival, at this years festival she took to the stage saying that the festival was Weinsteins hunting ground and that there are many who are still to be held accountable for their crimes. Argento ended her speech with the line You know who you are, but most importantly we know who you are, and we are not going to let you get away with it anymore.

Hopefully this is the start of a clean up of an industry that has a very dark shadow following it around. You can watch the video below:

 

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21:06

Kilauea volcano growing more hazardous - spewing lava causes first major injury "IndyWatch Feed World"

A volcano on Hawaii's Big Island that is oozing and spewing lava and exploding with ash and gas has become more hazardous in recent days, with rivers of molten rock flowing into the ocean and flying lava causing the first major injury. Kilauea began erupting more than two weeks ago. It has burned dozens of homes, forced people to flee and shot up plumes of steam from its summit that led officials to distribute face masks to protect against ash particles. Lava flows have grown more vigorous in past days, in one instance spattering molten rock that hit a man in the leg. The man was outside his home on Saturday in the remote, rural region affected by the volcano when the lava "hit him on the shin, and shattered everything from there down on his leg" said Hawaii County mayor's spokeswoman Janet Snyder told Hawaii News Now TV. Lava flying through the air from cracks in the earth can weigh as much as a refrigerator and even small pieces can be lethal, officials said.

21:04

NYC Mayor Orders NYPD To Stop Arresting People For Smoking Marijuana "IndyWatch Feed World"

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has reportedly ordered the NYPD  to stop arresting people who are caught smoking marijuana in public Currently, only medical marijuana is legal in NYC. Smoking pot in public [...]

The post NYC Mayor Orders NYPD To Stop Arresting People For Smoking Marijuana appeared first on Your News Wire.

21:00

NASA Is Going To Create Coldest Temperature In Universe Using Lasers "IndyWatch Feed World"

NASA is sending an apparatus to the International Space Station that will create a spot 10 billion times colder than the vacuum of space in the quest to create the coldest temperature in the universe. Scientists say this will help them study the odd properties of ultra-cold atoms.

Dubbed the Cold Atom Laboratory, a payload about the size of an ice chest aboard Orbital ATKs Cygnus rocket, it will help scientists observe the weird quantum properties of ultra-cold atoms in outer space.

According to Science Alert, a combination of lasers and magnets will be used to chill and slow a cloud of atoms to just a fraction above absolute zero, also known as zero Kelvin (-273.15 Celsius or -459.67 Fahrenheit). Absolute zero is the coldest temperature in the Universe and impossible to achieve because, at that point, atoms stop moving. However, the Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL) can cool clouds of atoms to just one-tenth of a billion of a degree above absolute zero, which causes them to move extremely slowly, exhibiting microscopic quantum phenomena.

The clouds of atoms are called Bose-Einstein condensates. They can be created on Earth, however, gravity drags them downwards very quickly, so they can only be observed for a fraction of a second. The microgravity environment aboard the ISS will overcome this significant problem, allowing scientists on Earth operating the equipment remotely to observe the atoms for up to 10 seconds.

By lowering the temperature to almost absolute zero, scientists can observe the Bose-Einstein condensates for a much longer time than ever before.  If you had superfluid water and spun it around in a glass, it would spin forever, CAL project manager Anita Sengupta of JPL said last year. Theres no viscosity to slow it down and dissipate the kinetic energy. If we can better understand the physics of superfluids, we can possibly learn to use those for more efficient transfer of energy.

It could also help advance superconductivity, and devices such as...

20:55

Marines get new information warfare leader, Maj. Gen. Lori Reynolds "IndyWatch Feed World"

Maj. Gen. Lori Reynolds has been nominated for a third star and to serve as the recently established deputy commandant for information, according to a May 18 announcement from the Department of Defense. Reynolds, who currently heads Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command, will succeed Lt. Gen. Daniel O'Donohue, who is moving to the joint staff. The Defense Department has not yet announced a replacement for Reynolds at Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command. The Marines established this new position, the deputy commandant for information, in summer 2017 to better compete in a 21st century world, aligning all information-related capability under a single entity. This includes cyber, signals intelligence and electronic warfare, among others.

20:49

Syria Declares Capital Back Under Its Control "IndyWatch Feed World"

BEIRUTSyrias military on Monday captured an enclave in southern Damascus from Islamic State militants following a ruinous monthlong battle, bringing the entire capital and its far-flung suburbs under full government control for the first time since the civil war began in 2011.

The gains freed President Bashar Assads forces to move with allied militiamen on remaining rebel-held territory in the south near the border with Israel, as Syrias chief ally Iran comes under growing pressure from the Trump administration to withdraw its troops from the country.

Iranian-backed militias, including the Lebanese group Hezbollah, have been instrumental in helping Assads over-stretched forces recapture huge areas around Damascus and in the countrys center and north, building a military presence that has alarmed Israel and its U.S. ally, which is now looking to constrain Irans activities.

Iranian officials have vowed to stay on in Syria for as long as needed, setting the stage for a potential confrontation as Washington seeks to tighten the screws on Tehran following the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal brokered with Iran under President Barack Obama and world powers.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo threatened Iran with the strongest sanctions in history if Tehran doesnt change course. In his first major foreign policy speech since taking the post as the top U.S. diplomat, he issued a list of demands that he said should be included in any new nuclear treaty with Iran, including that it withdraw all forces from Syria, halt support for Hezbollah and stop threatening Israel.

Iran and Russia have joined forces in Syria, providing crucial military support to Assads forces and giving them the upper hand in the civil war.

Russian President Vladimir Putin told Assad at a meeting last week that a political settlement in Syria should encourage foreign countries to withdraw their troops from Syria. Putins envoy to Syria, Alexander Lavrentyev, said Putin was referring to Iranian forces, among others.

Iran says it is in Syria at the behest of the Assad government and says it is fighting terrorism in the form of Islamic extremists, including the Islamic State group and al-Qaida.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi told reporters that no one can force Tehran to do anything it doesnt want to do.

Our presence in Syria has been based on a request by the Syrian government and Iran will continue its support as long as the Syrian government wants, he said, speaking shortly before Pompeo made his remarks.

The recapture of IS-held pockets in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk and the nearby Hajar al-Aswad district in southern Damascus came after a massive bombing campaign that has all but decim...

20:47

FLASHBACK: Iran would not be a problem without Reagan's treason "IndyWatch Feed World"

As news of a US-Iranian nuclear deal spread like wildfire this weekend, the mainstream media began to ask its usual set of questions. Is the deal for real? Can we trust the Iranians? Are the mullahs just using a temporary break in sanctions to buy enough time to build a bomb? Ever since the Second Bush administration labeled Iran part of the "Axis of Evil," the media has portrayed the Iranian government as a scheming theocracy, so the discussion of the "two-faced Persians" isn't all that surprising. But aside from being wildly racist, this portrayal is also wildly inaccurate. That's because the biggest threat to an American-Iranian accord comes from President Obama's enemies at home - Congressional Republicans - not from the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Already Republican leaders in the Senate are calling for more sanctions against Iran. Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss told ABC's "This Week" on Sunday that doing so is the only way to ensure a long-term deal between the U.S. and Iran. The call for sanctions also has support in the House. Kevin McCarthy of California says that he backs any Senate plan to tighten restrictions on Iran's economy.

20:37

Obama's FBI was spying on Trump campaign, so what did he know and when? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Katie wrote about it this morning. It's confirmed, folks. The FBI had a spy embedded with the Trump campaign. She added the bureau did not have enough evidence to launch a criminal investigation, so they executed a counterintelligence probe instead in July of 2016. The code name was "crossfire hurricane." This was the investigation signed off by FBI agent Peter Strzok. Sztrok was a top counterintelligence agent before being transferred to human resources after his extramarital affair with bureau lawyer Lisa Page was made public and the two's texts, which numbered in the tens of thousands, were riddled with anti-Trump and pro-Hillary sentiments. Once then-FBI Director James Comey was fired by President Trump in May of 2017, Robert Mueller took over the investigation. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein oversees him.

20:30

'Nine bridges': South Korea looks to boost economic ties with Russia "IndyWatch Feed World"

Seoul is seeking to significantly ramp up business with Moscow, according to recent talks between the foreign ministers of the two countries. South Korea wants to speed up the building of the so-called "nine bridges" meaning gas, railways, the Northern Sea Route, shipbuilding, job creation, fishing and other types of cooperation. The initiative was first proposed by President Moon Jae-in during the Eastern Economic Forum in Russia. During the meeting of foreign ministry officials, the countries also agreed to look at building trilateral economic ties with North Korea. Comment: Russia to work on trilateral projects with North and South Korea

20:25

The Deep State: A much bigger reality than you think "IndyWatch Feed World"

I used to be a doubter who would cringe, just a little, at any mention of "the deep state." I admit it, it all seemed a little far-fetched to me that there was this cabal of careerists conspiring from within the government to harm President Donald Trump when I first heard it. I never doubted there were individuals doing it, but a wide net of conspirators seemed like something out of a bad movie more than anything that could actually happen in the United States. I was wrong, very wrong, the deep state is real. But there is much more than just this small group of powerful people working toward a common goal, there is an entire infrastructure created by the left not only to destroy Trump, but to indoctrinate unsuspecting Americans into their agenda. As the curtain is pulled back on the Obama administration's unprecedented efforts to spy on the Trump campaign, there is a good possibility many of the perpetrators could face criminal charges, or at least should. But it's important to understand that liberals didn't just create this out of the blue in 2016, it's the culmination of everything they've worked toward for decades.

20:24

FBI Files: Bigfoot & Sasquatch "IndyWatch Feed World"

Background

by John Greenewald, Jr.

I never thought I would find official government records on Bigfoot, but I am glad I sought them out.

In 2017 (and 2018) I was proud to have been asked to speak at the Mile High Mystery Conference, hosted by David Paulides, Jim Myers and Dennis Pfohl (along with a list of other amazing people who made the experience one of my favorites while speaking).  At this conference, I was introduced to the Bigfoot and Sasquatch research arena, because by my own admission, I really did not know much about it, but I watched the presentations from the real experts in that field.  I was amazed at the research that has been done, and collected, and the people who were on the forefront of it had amazing backgrounds and experiences to tell.  They were credible, down to earth, had fun with it, but they took it serious and have obtained amazing results.

A page from the 1974 Washington Atlas, published by the Army Corps of Engineers, which lists a map of Sasquatch sightings.

I still am the kind of person that needs to see to believe but I was intrigued by what I heard.  David had asked me to speak at the 2018 Mile High Mystery Conference (which told me my first speech w...

20:22

The Real Reason Why You Have So Many Failed Relationships, Based on Your Chinese Zodiac Sign "IndyWatch Feed World"

We all have a basic (sun sign) zodiac sign, but have you ever looked into your Chinese zodiac sign? Our Chinese zodiac sign is more-so an animal associated with our birth year and it can really tell us a lot about who we are.

It is one of many Chinese fortune prediction methods and runs far deeper than many people realize. People born to certain animal years are believed to have attributes of that animal. This is both good and bad depending on the person and who they are with. Sometimes our traits make finding real love hard but it is something we can all work through.

If you are interested in figuring out why you might be horrible with relationships take a look below. Just look for your birth year and that should be your sign. While some of these things will be hard to swallow, we can learn from all of them.

Rat
(2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960)

If you were born in the year of the rat you struggle with picking the right partners. You tend to find yourself stuck with those who only want to hook up. You keep putting yourself out there but to those who dont deserve your time. You really need to figure out what is wrong with the kinds of people you are going for and try something new.

Ox
(2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961)

You put too much into things before the other person is ready. You are always trying to dive right in rather than taking the time to get to know one another first. You should try to chill out and take a step back. Taking things slow is not a bad thing.

Tiger
(2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962)

You always let your mind wander. You are constantly seeing the worst possible outcome in every situation. This causes you to doubt the person you are with and it gives insecurity a home in your relationship. This is a seed you continue to plant that damns your connections with those you love.

Rabbit
(2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963)

You are too hung up on the past. You let an ex-lover really scar you within. You dont want to be with him or her but you do let the emotions associated with that relationship affect your current relationship. When it comes to this kind of thing you just need to work through your past so that you can actually have a future.

Dragon
(2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964)

You arent one to make the first move. You tend to freeze up when it comes down to real communication. As a dragon feel the need to keep yourself hidden. How would you ever be able to find love if you were locked away from the rest of the world?

Snake
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20:20

7 Signs You Have Made A Real Connection With The Mirror to Your Soul "IndyWatch Feed World"

A twin flame relationship is a beautiful thing. It is a connection of the soul to another, a soul that is the exact same soul as our own. One that we were separated from long before we made our way here to this planet for the first time.

It is the same soul being incarnated at the same time. There are often lots of physical distances and internal issues that keep the twins apart while they are here but in the end, they will always make their way back to one another. The connection in itself is very intense and for most hard to deal with. Generally, one person runs while the other chases.

Being in a twin flame relationship is not as easy as most people pretend it is. It is constantly fighting against the odds to be with one another. You will feel confused and moody but the more your connection grows the better things will get. Not everyone knows exactly who their twin is but once you find him or her you will feel that they are special and different from everyone else.

Below I am going to go over some of the signs that you might be experiencing a true connection with your twin. These things will allow you to better understand what you are going through and where you should go from here. If you work hard enough and both of you are ready, you can stand the tests of time.

7 Signs You Have Made A Real Connection With The Mirror to Your Soul:

1. You recognize the soul before you.

You instantly reconnect with this soul because it is also your soul. You feel the connection as soon as you see them even if you dont quite understand it. Its like youve known this person on a deep level your whole life even though you have only just met.

2. This connection is like nothing you have ever felt.

You feel like this is something you have never felt before. Sure youve felt drawn to people before but never this intensely. The electricity between the two of you is quite overwhelming.

3. This person does not try to change you but accepts you as you are.

You are accepted for who you are. All of your flaws and imperfections do not matter to this person. You are finally seen for who you are. They would never judge you.

4. You are able to communicate without words.

You do not have to say anything for this person to know what you are thinking. The connection between the two of you allows you to speak even when you are not. Telepathy is a very real thing.

5. You feel driven to a higher purpose.

Now that you have met this person things are beginning to make sense. You fe...

20:17

Supreme Court Allows Employers to Ban Class Action Lawsuits "IndyWatch Feed World"

For a variety of workers, the class action lawsuit has been a powerful tool against employer abuse, but in a new Supreme Court decision, the courts conservatives have given companies the right to ban potential employees from joining class action lawsuits as a condition of employment.

The 5-4 ruling, based on three cases, was written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trumps Supreme Court appointee. As NPR reports, Gorsuch wrote that the 1925 Federal Arbitration Act trumps the National Labor Relations Act and that employees who sign employment agreements to arbitrate claims must do so on an individual basisand may not band together to enforce claims of wage and hour violations.

In other words, instead of harnessing their collective power, employees who have signed such contracts cant join a class action lawsuit and instead must seek recourse individually, through arbitration.

The decision strengthens employers arguments that forced arbitration clauses dont violate labor laws. As Gorsuch wrote, This court is not free to substitute its preferred economic policies for those chosen by the peoples representatives.

As Politico points out, Studies have shown that workers win far less often in mandatory arbitration than in court. Compounding the problem for employees, since most arbitration is conducted in secret, mandatory arbitration has helped businesses avoid unfavorable publicity that might compel them to address chronic worker abuses.

The three cases were brought against Ernst & Young LLP, Epic Systems Corp. and Murphy Oil USA Inc. All three companies required employees to sign contracts with forced arbitration clauses. The employees in question had tried to join together, saying that any money theyd win in individual cases would be cancelled out by massive legal fees required to try these cases individually.

In her dissent, read from the bench, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg warned that the ruling will lead to underenforcement of federal and state statutes designed to advance the well-being of vulnerable workers.

She also encouraged Congress to step in and update federal labor laws.

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20:16

If He Has Blocked You From His Facebook, Its Time You Block Him From Your Life "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sure, its never easy to walk away from someone you care about, even if they dont care about you but it is something we all have to do at one point in our lives or another.

In this day and age, technology is something we cannot avoid and with that comes the internet and social medias like Facebook and so forth. While these social media platforms do bring us together in some ways they tear us apart in others. Years ago I knew a girl who had a boyfriend that was no good for her.

He would constantly flirt with other females and basically go out of his way to cause her heart pain. This is what we call wanting to have his cake and eat it too. He wanted to keep her on the side and for her to think they were much more serious than they were all the while doing his best to find someone he deemed better.

This tore her apart and was hard to watch. It was something I and some of her other close friends tried to help her realize but of course, the lesson was hers to learn. All we could do was let her know we would be there for her when she felt the time was right.

She continued on with this boy for far too long, she allowed him to make his way into just about every single thought she had, she was head over heels. However, her infatuation was not enough, he was still more than willing to jump the bones of anyone who would let him. Its sickening, to be honest. One day she noticed he had blocked her on his Facebook account and when she asked him why he lied, he told her he had just deactivated it and that there must have been some kind of glitch. I think she knew in her heart that he was lying, that there was no way something like that could have occurred but she wanted to believe him so she did.

Anyway, a few days went by and we soon understood what was going on. He had removed her and anyone who was friends with her from his account so that he could literally begin a relationship with someone else. He was stringing her along in a relationship with her but also with this other girl.

Needless to say, when she found out she was devastated. They ended up parting ways at this point but the toll it took on her was painful even for her other friends and me to watch. We stayed there by her side through it all but this was something even I learned from.

Seeing her go through this made me more aware than ever that people can be complete shit. This might sound like something most people dont do but actually, lots of people do it. They block their significant other from their social media accounts as if it is going to keep their secrets? They deceive those who are supposed to matter most to them.

When someone blocks you from their social media account they are cutting you off in a way that is still somewhat new, it stings and even if their reason is legitimate it still s...

20:16

Obamas Sign Deal With Netflix "IndyWatch Feed World"

NEW YORKBarack and Michelle Obama are getting into the television business with Mondays announcement that they had signed a multi-year deal with Netflix.

The former president and first lady have formed their own production company, Higher Ground Productions, for the material. In announcing a deal that had been rumored since March, Netflix offered no specifics on what shows they would make.

Netflix said the Obamas would make a diverse mix of content, potentially including scripted and unscripted series, documentaries or features.

We hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the wider world, Barack Obama said in Netflixs announcement.

The Obamas can be expected to participate in some of the programming onscreen, said a person familiar with the deal, not authorized to talk publicly about it, on condition of anonymity. The programming itself is not expected to be partisan in nature; a president who often derided the way things were covered on cable news wont be joining in.

The type of people that Obama like other presidents brought forward as guests at his State of the Union addresses would likely provide fodder for the kinds of stories they want to tell.

Barack and I have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire us, to make us think differently about the world around us, and to help us open our minds and hearts to others, Michelle Obama said.

No content from the deal is expected to be available until at least 2019, said the person familiar with the deal.

The former president appeared in January on David Lettermans Netflix talk show, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. Obama is said to be friendly with Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer, and discussions for other programming were already under way.

We are incredibly proud they have chosen to make Netflix the home for their formidable storytelling abilities, Sarandos said.

Netflix has 125 million subscribers worldwide. The company has always been reluctant to discuss how many people watch its programming, but it clearly dominates the growing market for streaming services. Roughly 10 percent of television viewing now is through these services, the Nielsen company said.

Forty-nine percent of streaming being viewed now comes through Netflix, and no other service comes close, Nielsen said.

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20:13

'Who are you to decide for Iran and the world?': Rouhani rejects Pompeo's Iran demands "IndyWatch Feed World"

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has rejected demands made of Tehran by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, vowing to continue "our path," insisting that the era when the US could "decide for the world" is over. The US government has regressed 15 years, back to "Bush Jr.'s era" and is once again trying to dictate its will on the entire world, Rouhani said as he rejected Washington's Monday ultimatum. "Who are you to decide for Iran and the world? The world today does not accept America to decide for the world, as countries are independent ... that era is over ... We will continue our path with the support of our nation," Rouhani said, as quoted by ILNA news agency.

20:11

Not an experiment: Google's Selfish Ledger ideas can be found in its patent applications "IndyWatch Feed World"

I trust by now we've all seen and been at least a little disturbed by The Selfish Ledger, the nearly 9-minute-long concept video from inside Google's "moonshot factory" X labs. In the wake of it becoming public this week, Google quickly disavowed the video, claiming it was just a thought experiment "not related to any current or future products." And yet, the company's patent applications exhibit a mode of thinking that runs at least in parallel, if not on the exact same tracks, as The Selfish Ledger's total data collection proposal. A reader pointed me in the direction of a Google patent application from 2015, made public last year, titled "Detecting and correcting potential errors in user behavior." A core part of the Selfish Ledger concept can be defined in very similar terms: its premise, on the individual level, is to help users with self-improvement and behavior modification. In all honesty, the idea described in this patent document sounds all kinds of helpful. It proposes a system wherein your device would use information Google already collects - such as travel itineraries from your email inbox - and act on that knowledge if it detects you're going astray. So if, like me on at least one occasion, you start heading to the wrong airport, your phone would be smart enough to notify you that you're going the wrong way.

20:10

Benjamin Fulford Report (Excerpt): "Bringing Events to a Head" -- May 22, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Weekly Geo-political News and Analysis

Trumps universal trade war declaration is bringing events to a head

By Benjamin Fulford, White Dragon Society
2018-05-22



U.S. President Donald Trumps declaration of trade war with just about everybody is really just a case of Trump negotiating a Chapter 11-style bankruptcy for the United States. A kinder way of putting it would be to say that the U.S. is revolting against an international system that has looted its people on behalf of globalist oligarchs. Yet another way of putting it is to say the world is negotiating a replacement for the petro-dollar system. In any case, we can now expect a lot more shouting and bluster, and possibly even the odd nuke or two, as these negotiations proceed.

In public, this dispute can be seen in the biggest open split between European powers and the United States since the end of World War 2. We have the leaders of France, Germany, and the EU openly calling for an end to the post-war European/American alliance. The U.S. side, for its part, has publicly threatened sanctions against European countries. Under the surface, a U.S. assassination campaign against disobedient EU leaders is also a good guess.

The immediate trigger was Trumps decision to leave the Iranian nuclear accord. Of course, anybody who is following what is really going on knows that the Trump decision to leave the Iranian nuclear accord has nothing to do with nuclear weapons and is really about Irans announcement that it will sell oil to Europe priced in Euros, not petro-dollars.

Let us start by taking a look at how things will proceed on the superficial level. Here Trump is saying, If you do not buy more from us, we will stop buying from you! He is also saying, If you stop using petro-dollars to buy Iranian oil, we will prevent any European country doing business with...

20:10

Email referring to 'collusion' sheds light on Cambridge prof's interactions with Trump aide "IndyWatch Feed World"

Last July, Cambridge professor Stefan Halper contacted Carter Page with something resembling support for the Trump campaign aide, who has faced allegations that he is a Russian agent and a conduit for collusion between the Kremlin and the campaign. "It seems attention has shifted a bit from the 'collusion' investigation to the 'contretempts' [sic] within the White House," Halper wrote in a July 28, 2017 email to Page. "I must assume this gives you some relief," he continued, signing off with "be in touch when you have the time. Would be great to catch up."

20:07

(Video) A Conversation with Ex-Illuminati Insider Ronald Bernard "IndyWatch Feed World"



Published on May 2, 2018

One of the brave whistleblowers of our time putting truth and forgiveness ahead of personal safety and fear. To make this stuff matter .... please SHARE widely and beat the drums! Also follow the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Human Trafficking & Child Sex Abuse and sign the ITNJ Treaty and make your voice heard: https://www.itnj.org

19:56

Benjamin Fulford: Trumps universal trade war declaration is bringing events to a head "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Benjamin Fulford

U.S. President Donald Trumps declaration of trade war with just about everybody is really just a case of Trump negotiating a Chapter 11-style bankruptcy for the United States.  A kinder way of putting it would be to say that the U.S. is revolting against an international system that has looted its people on behalf of globalist oligarchs.  Yet another way of putting it is to say the world is negotiating a replacement for the petro-dollar system.  In any case, we can now expect a lot more shouting and bluster, and possibly even the odd nuke or two, as these negotiations proceed.

In public, this dispute can be seen in the biggest open split between European powers and the United States since the end of World War 2.  We have the leaders of France, Germany, and the EU openly calling for an end to the post-war European/American alliance.  The U.S. side, for its part, has publicly threatened sanctions against European countries.  Under the surface, a U.S. assassination campaign against disobedient EU leaders is also a good guess.

The immediate trigger was Trumps decision to leave the Iranian nuclear accord.  Of course, anybody who is following what is really going on knows that the Trump decision to leave the Iranian nuclear accord has nothing to do with nuclear weapons and is really about Irans announcement that it will sell oil to Europe priced in Euros, not petro-dollars.

Let us start by taking a look at how things will proceed on the superficial level.  Here Trump is saying, If you do not buy more from us, we will stop buying from you!  He is also saying, If you stop using petro-dollars to buy Iranian oil, we will prevent any European country doing business with Iran from doing business with us.  The Europeans are saying, You are a deadbeat who is not paying for what you buy, so who cares is you stop buying!  They are also saying, We will punish any European companies who obey your sanctions against Iran.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-europe/eu-commission-says-launches-measures-to-...

19:53

SOTT FOCUS: Saudi Arabia and Western Allies Continue War on Poverty-Stricken Yemen; Yemen Fights Back "IndyWatch Feed World"

March 26th this year marked the third anniversary of the US/UK/Saudi war on Yemen. So far, the Saudis and their allies have been unable to win the war. The resistance from the Yemeni people and army to the aggression of Saudi Arabia and its US and UK allies, has been remarkably strong.

19:51

A deeper look at a Wikipedia editor's long-running campaign to discredit anti-war campaigners and journalists "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Wikipedia editor called Philip Cross (Andrew Philip Cross and later "Julian" on Twitter) has a long record of editing the entries of many anti-war figures on the site to include mostly critical commentary while removing positive information contributed by others. At time of writing he is number 308 in the list of Wikipedians by number of edits. Wikipedia entries very often appear first in search results, and so for many will be the first and only port of call when researching something. People unaware of the political nature of the editing that goes on on the site, in this case supposedly by a single, dedicated editor, are being seriously misled. As an active editor for almost 15 years, Cross is very familiar with some of the more arcane Wikipedia rules and guidelines (along with their obscure acronyms) and uses them to justify removing information he dislikes in favour of his own inclusions. Often in a very subtle manner and over a long period of time. Anyone familiar with the work of the people he targets will recognise how one-sided and distorted those entries become. Cross is, however, much nicer to the entries of people he likes. Former hedge-fund manager and Iraq war supporter Oliver Kamm, and right-wing author Melanie Phillips, both columnists for The Times, are two examples.

19:50

The 4 Types of Healthy Anger "IndyWatch Feed World"

Gary Z McGee, Staff Writer
Waking Times

A man who is intimate with his anger and who can express it skillfully is a man in whom forcefulness coexists with vulnerability and compassion, a man worthy of our trust, a man capable of deep intimacy. ~Robert Augustus Masters

Anger is not the problem. Anger is a vital tool. Its what you do with your anger that becomes problematic. Its your response to anger that makes it healthy or not. Anger can be a tool toward leveraging courage into your life or it can be a weapon that violently destroys everything. It can be a fire that makes you stronger or it can be a fire that consumes you.

The worst thing you can do is repress your anger. Repressed anger almost always comes back as a chaotic inner-demon. The best thing you can do is embrace your anger in the moment. Sit at the feet of it and learn what it must teach. Then proactively transform that information into a healthy response. Here are four types of healthy anger that will help you do precisely that.

1.) Compassionate Anger

Research indicates that when were angry at others, we aim for retaliation or revenge. But when were angry forothers, we seek out justice and a better system. We dont just want to punish; we want to help. ~Adam Grant

Compassionate anger is all about seeking justice for a better system. Not only for yourself but for others as well. Its a deep understanding that everything is connected, and an even deeper understanding that your anger is a healthy response toward injustice.

A sound strategy for channeling your anger is to focus on ways in which you can use it to help rather than punish others. Rather than violent, offensive acts of vengeful anger for the satisfaction of your ego; practice nonviolent, defensive acts of compassionate anger for a cause greater than yourself. Self-defense and the defense of others less capable is subsumed by compassionate anger.

Compassionate anger for a cause greater than yourself is the epitome of transforming fire into fuel. It takes the raw fire of your fierce passion and turns it into focused fuel t...

19:45

The Psychiatric Matrix What You Need to Know "IndyWatch Feed World"

Jon Rappoport, Guest
Waking Times

First of all, as I reported some months ago, 25% of college students in America have received a diagnosis of a mental disorder, or are on psychiatric drugs. I mention this to indicate how widespread psychiatric control has become.

That statistic has been reported by NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

NAMI also states: Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.43.8 million, or 18.5%experiences mental illness in a given year.

These figures are earthshaking. They reflect a relentless push, by organized psychiatry and their pharmaceutical partners, to expand the diagnoses of mental disorders and the toxic drugging that follows.

Indeed, if you consult the DSM, the official Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, youll find listed 297 distinct and defined and labeled disorders. This is marketing at an awesome level.

This is also a cultural revolution. Over the past few decades, millions of Americans have been convinced they have a brain malfunction of some kind. If you dont think that creates a vast victim mentality, think again.

And yet, wait for itnot one of the 297 mental disorders has a defining diagnostic lab testNot one.

Ive made this point many times. Occasionally, readers point out that there are tests. Yes, but not DEFINING tests. If tests existed which invariably point to a true diagnosis of a true condition, those tests would be published in the DSM, the bible of the psychiatry. But they arent. Nowhere in the DSM will you find them.

Instead, every mental disorder is defined by a list of behavioral symptoms. Committeesof psychiatrist gather and debate, and decide which clusters of symptoms add up to which labels of mental disorders.

It would be as if you walked into a doctors office, talked to him for ten minutes, and then he said: You have cancer. I can tell by the way youre talking and behaving. We...

19:30

US Refuses to Recognize Venezuelas Elections Results, New Sanctions Already Planned "IndyWatch Feed World"

CARACAS, VENEZUELA Before Venezuelans finished casting their votes Sunday, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan announced that the U.S. would not recognize the result of Venezuelas presidential election. Sullivan was in Buenos Aires on Sunday, leading the U.S. delegation to the G-20 Foreign Ministers Meeting.

Venezuelas Nicolas Maduro was elected to his second presidential term on Sunday. With 92.6 percent of the votes counted, Maduro accumulated 5.8 million votes. His nearest challenger, former governor Henri Falcn, received only 1.8 million votes.

International observers from over 40 countries were present on Sunday and have confirmed the transparency of an electoral system put in place in 2015 when the opposition won a majority in the National Assembly. In March, the opposition requested the U.N. not send observers out of fear it would legitimize an election they called on supporters to boycott. Nevertheless, Venezuelas election results will be discussed on Monday at a G-20 meeting.

Watch | Election results are called in Venezuela

With 46 percent of eligible voters participating in Sundays election, according to Venezuelas election board, voter turnout was less than that of the 2016 presidential election in the United States, but not shockingly so considering the oppositions call to boycott the election completely. Despite the turnout coming close to the ...

19:30

Glyphosate Hurts Gut Microbiome, Genes and Sexual Development at Safe Dose "IndyWatch Feed World"

Heather Callaghan, Contributor
Waking Times

Glyphosate-based herbicides like Monsantos Roundup are used the world over. In fact, Roundup is still the most popular and widely used weedkiller in the entire world. Pesticide propagandists are fond of leaning on the idea of safe dose, but can there really be a safe dose for a substance that causes breast cancer at parts per trillion?

A new study shows some startling, adverse health affects in mice given glyphosate in doses at levels considered safe by regulatory agencies. This news is more concerning now since recent revelations that glyphosate is in most of our food, FDA emails show.

Three peer-reviewed accepted manuscripts from the pilot phase of the Global Glyphosate Study are available online today (May 16), reports GM Watch. They will be published in the prestigious scientific journal Environmental Health in open access format later in May.

GM Watch reports:

The study used the US Environmental Protection Agencys acceptable daily dietary exposure level of glyphosate(1) 1.75 mg per kg of bodyweight per day. The same concentration was given to the rats daily over a 3-month period.

The study was focused on the newborn, infancy and adolescence phases of life. The results reveal that glyphosate-based herbicide (GBH) was able to alter certain important biological parameters,...

19:23

Propaganda alert! The Obamas team up with Netflix to pump out content "IndyWatch Feed World"

Barack and Michelle Obama have joined forces with Netflix, entering into a multi-year contract to produce films and series with one of the world's biggest entertainment-on-demand services. The Obamas will use their own company, Higher Ground Productions, to produce "scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features" on issues that the former president pushed during his eight years in office, according to a Netflix press release. The deal will give the Obamas a platform to reach the 125 million households with Netflix in 190 million countries worldwide.

19:20

The Top 7 Regrets People Face on Their Deathbed "IndyWatch Feed World"

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent. Barbara Bush

We often hear that your final days are spent looking back on the life that you have lived, reflecting upon the good moments, longing for the old memories and wishing you could relive your younger years. We remember the people who meant so much to us, the experiences that we were lucky enough to live through and the lessons that we learned along the way.

While much of this reflection will be positive and upbeat, people often find themselves reconsidering decisions that they have made, wishing they had done things they hadnt (or wishing they hadnt done things they had) and regretting different aspects of the life that they have lived. This is a normal process, however, when asked if they had any regrets in life, doctors and nurses often report the same standard list of answers regrets that are so common we can almost expect that they would come up.

If these regrets are genuinely this common, why not take steps today to prevent following this same path? Learn from those who have come before us, making the changes today that they wish they had made, and you can avoid looking back with the same regrets that they have experienced. Make the most of this life while you have the opportunity to!

The Top 7 Regrets People Face on Their Deathbed:

#1 Stayed in Touch with Old Friends

Looking back at life, we can see the various stages that each of us go through. During high school, for example, your friends are everything, and you cant imagine a life without your closest buds right by your side. As our lives grow and change, and we move into new chapters, these friendships often fade off into the past. Its not that we dont want to see them, we just fail to put the time and effort into keeping that line of communication open. None of us are guaranteed a tomorrow, and by the time you track that old friend down it may be too late. Instead, allow yourself to put the time into maintaining those important relationships today.

#2 Express My Feelings More

Have you ever felt as though you were holding back your feelings for fear of judgment or rejection? Do you fail to share how youre feeling just to try to keep the peace among your friends, family and loved ones? It may not be in your best interest to always bite your tongue. In fact, looking back many people wished that they had opened up more to those around them,...

19:20

New batch of migrants headed to Croatia "IndyWatch Feed World"

A means of defense is being sought, Croatian daily Jutarnji List writes. Namely, Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) is merely on the path of migrants, who, fleeing from their mostly war-affected countries, want to reach the EU. One of their routes goes through BiH, via which they enter Croatia and then Slovenia. Due to the new influx of migrants seven police administrations along the border with BiH have been put on alert, the newspaper said. An order has been given to implement much stronger surveillance of the border, the article said, noting that additional equipment would be sent to these units.

19:19

9 Signs You Are In The Presence of A True Misogynist "IndyWatch Feed World"

For those who may not know, misogynists are people who are STRONGLY prejudiced against women. These people are who go above and beyond to push hate and some are extreme where-as others are not.

Sure, you might be thinking how is it possible for someone to hate/despise women as a whole? Well, there could be various reasons for a person to come to view women in the way that they do. It can also manifest in many different forms. Some people might just try to socially exclude women and others might be hostile and discriminating on an extreme level.

These people have a degrading opinion towards women and they can be a bit hard to spot depending on the person. That being said, below I will go over some pretty spot on signs that you might be dealing with a misogynist. These things will tell you exactly what you need to know.

9 Signs You Are In The Presence of A True Misogynist:

1. They constantly try to justify why they are treating females this way.

They always have something to say about how they treat the women in their lives. They are always making excuses. They dont see the things they do as wrong and they dont want anyone else to either.

2. They constantly blame women for everything.

They blame the women around them for everything, even things they had no control over. When something happens they jump right into blaming the female for it. It does not matter them what really happened or what is going on, the woman is always to blame.

3. They treat women as possessions.

They literally treat women as if they belong to them. They act like they own them and like whether they want to or not they are going to have to be in their lives. Women in places like India are literally considered to be possessions and do not have very many rights, while the misogyny we see here in the US is different from other places in the world it is still unnecessary.

4. They are extremely controlling.

They act as if they can tell women what to do and who to be. They seem to think their opinion matters more than anyone elses and they go out of their way to make those opinions known. They dont want the women in their lives to have any control over their own journey.

5. Sexually they do not care about your needs.

They will be more than glad to get off but when it comes to the sexual needs of the woman they dont bother. They will partake in foreplay but not like you want them to. All their efforts are half-assed at best.

6. They are very two-faced....

19:17

17 Taboo Things That Could Actually Save Your Failing Relationship "IndyWatch Feed World"

There are a lot of things that people consider to be taboo in relationships. Plenty of things that could benefit a relationship are often not even considered because they go against the social norm, why is this?

Why is it that when we are dating someone or married to someone the rest of the world feels the need to voice their opinions on our relationships? Do they really think that their words hold that much power? Why do we let other people set the basis for normal in our own homes?

We avoid so many things that we shouldnt and when times get hard instead of making it work we give up because we didnt realize that perhaps some of the things we are told we shouldnt do could make a difference. What works for one home or relationship might not work for all homes and relationships. Your life should not be dictated by the lives of others.

If you want to try something new or do something other people dont normally do, go for it. Below I am going to go over some of the most common things that you can do in your relationship that you probably wouldnt consider doing. These things are thought to be weird and most others find them to be very unusual for one reason or another. To be completely honest, I do some of these and they have helped me strengthen the bond I have with my partner.

17 Things People Consider to Be Taboo That Could Benefit Your Struggling Relationship:

1. Spending time apart.

There is nothing wrong with spending time apart from one another. You can spend time alone or with other people, we dont all have to be together 24/7. Spending time apart can be really good for a relationship if done correctly.

2. Going to the movies alone or with friends.

Its okay to go out and see a movie with your friends or by yourself. You dont have to feel as if its going to be a big issue. Movies are just movies, theyre not that romantic stop making something out of nothing.

3. Being open about finances.

There is nothing wrong with being open and honest about the finances. You dont have to be so closed off from one another. Talk about money, get a budget going and make things work.

4. Eating separately or making your own meals.

Eating alone is not the end of the world. You can eat some of your meals together or if your schedules conflict not getting to eat together every day isnt going to end the world. You dont have to make meals for each other all the time. Sometimes making your own meal works easiest depending on the situation.

5. Being open about the things that happen in the bedroom.

You can be open about the bedroom and what happ...

19:16

Earth's magnetic field is drifting westward "IndyWatch Feed World"

Over the 400 years or so that humans have been measuring Earth's magnetic field, it has drifted inexorably to the west. Now, a new hypothesis suggests that weird waves in Earth's outer core may cause this drift. The slow waves, called Rossby waves, arise in rotating fluids. They're also known as "planetary waves," and they're found in many large, rotating bodies, including on Earth in the oceans and atmosphere and on Jupiter and the sun. Earth's outer core is also a rotating fluid, meaning Rossby waves circulate in the core, too. Whereas oceanic and atmospheric Rossby waves have crests that move westward against Earth's eastward rotation, Rossby waves in the core are "a bit like turning atmospheric Rossby waves inside out," said O.P. Bardsley, a doctoral student at the University of Cambridge in England, and the author of a new study on the Rossby wave hypothesis. Their crests always move east.

19:04

Privatised poisoned water in the USA "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from the USA says about itself:

From Pittsburgh to Flint, the Dire Consequences of Privatizing Ailing Public Water Systems

21 May 2018

The lead crises in Flint and Pittsburgh have many unfortunate parallels. Residents of both cities unknowingly drank water with high levels of the potent neurotoxin, which has long-term health consequences. The rise in lead levels was preceded in both cases by a miscalculation related to chemicals used to control corrosion in water pipes. Officials in both cities have faced criticism for their inaction and failure to alert the public. And in both places, lead levels remain dangerously high.

The two lead crises have another important thing in common: a private water company named Veolia.

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19:04

Class war: Armenias student protesters set sights on universities "IndyWatch Feed World"

(EAN) Students played a key role in the protests that ousted long-time leader Serzh Sargsyan last month. Now theyre turning their attention closer to home, trying to break the grip that Sargsyans Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) has had on universities.

Students at Shirak State University, in the countrys second city, Gyumri, succeeded this week in getting the unpopular rector to step down after several days of protests. At Yerevan State University, students from 13 universities around the country have held meetings to determine how they can depoliticize the university administration.

For nearly 20 years the RPA has shaped power around itself, said Mikayel Hovhannisyan of Eurasia Partnership, a civil society-support group, told Eurasianet. The revolution is far from over since these remaining layers of control need to be tackled.

Since the protest movement succeeded in toppling Sargsyan and elevating its leader, Nikol Pashinyan, as prime minister, it has taken the fight to other institutions dominated by the RPA. On May 16, protesters broke into Yerevans city hall demanding the resignation of the citys Republican mayor.

High schools have also been feeling the heat: This month, teachers and parents forced a political ally and former classmate of Sargsyans to resign as principal of Yerevans school No. 11.

Universities have emerged as one of the key battlegrounds in the de-Republicanization effort.

According to Armenias Law on Higher Education, the prime minister nominates 50 percent of all university council members. And every universitys ruling body has a prominent member of government: Sargsyan, for example, is chairman of the board of trustees of Yerevan State University.

Although the Armenian constitution protects academic freedom, government officials hold several board positions at state universities, leaving administrative and accreditation processes open to political influence, the American human rights group Freedom House wrote in a 2018 report. There is some self-censorship among academics on politically sensitive subjects.

Student activists also argue that government control over universities has had a deleterious effect on education, fro...

19:03

'Strongest sanctions in history': State Secretary Pompeo issues 12 demands to Iran, vows 'unprecedented pressure' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Tehran will struggle to "keep its economy alive" if it does not comply with a list of 12 US demands, including Iranian withdrawal from Syria, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed on Monday. Speaking at the Heritage Foundation, a right-wing Washington think tank, Pompeo laid out a list of 12 "basic requirements"for Iran. The demands call on Iran to withdraw from Syria, "release all US citizens," end support for Houthi rebels in Yemen, stop "enrichment" of uranium, and promise never to process plutonium. Iran must also allow "unqualified access to all nuclear sites throughout the country," Pompeo said. He promised that the US would impose the "strongest sanctions in history" if Iran failed to comply with these demands.

19:00

NGOs Are The Deep States Trojan Horses "IndyWatch Feed World"

By corbettreport The Trojan horse was the earliest recorded military psyop. That psyop continues to be deployed on unsuspecting populations and it is just as...

18:49

Another Set Of "Undocumented Default Static User Credentials" Spotted In Cisco Gear "IndyWatch Feed World"

In the latest round of Cisco patches, the known USG.NSA collaborators included a patch for "CVE-2018-0222" a intentionally placed yet undocumented administrator account with fixed credentials in Cisco's Digital Network Architecture Center (archived).

18:48

Waffle House Has a History of Supporting Reactionary Far-Right Politics "IndyWatch Feed World"

Anyone who has spent a lot of time listening to southern hip-hop has no doubt heard of Waffle House. The restaurant chain has been mentioned in countless hip-hop and modern R&B recordings and has had plenty of black customers over the years. But following some racially troubling incidents in 2018, Dr. Bernice A. Kingdaughter of the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.has urged African-Americans to boycott the restaurant chain, which has a strong connection to far-right politics and the Republican Party.

On May 10, King sent out a tweet saying, Family, lets stay out of @WaffleHouse until the corporate office legitimately and seriously commits to 1) discussion on racism, 2) employee training, and 3) other plans to change; and until they start to implement changes. Kings tweet followed an incident at a Waffle House in Warsaw, North Carolina, where a video showed 22-year-old Anthony Wall being choked by a burly police officer. Wall had just attended his 16-year-old sisters prom and got into an argument with Waffle House employees, who according to attorney Benjamin Crump, used homophobic slurs to insult him before calling the police.

King has also tweeted about the arrest of Chikesia Clemons at a Waffle House in Saraland, Alabama near Mobile on April 22, when Waffle House employees called 911 after an argument with the 25-year-old African-American woman. Clemons friend, Canita Adams, filmed the arrest with her smartphone, and the video shows an officer grabbing Clemons and throwing her onto the floor.

In the video, the officer is heard threatening to break Clemons arm. And Clemons breasts were exposed during the arrest:

Adams video quickly went viral, and she is being represented by Benjamin Crumpthe same civil rights attorney who is representing Wall. According to Crump, Adams video clearly demonstrates that...

18:45

18:45

U.S. Issues Steep Demands for New Iran Nuclear Deal "IndyWatch Feed World"

WASHINGTONThe United States on Monday issued a steep list of demands to be included in a nuclear treaty with Iran to replace the deal scuttled by President Donald Trump and threatened the strongest sanctions in history if Iran doesnt change course.

Drawing sharp contrasts with the 2015 deal, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said a stronger pact should require that Iran stop enrichment of uranium, which was allowed within strict limitations under the previous deal. Iran would also have to walk away from core pillars of its foreign policy, including its involvement in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Afghanistan.

This list may seem long to some, but it is simply a reflection of the massive scope of Iranian malign behavior, Pompeo said. America did not create this need for changed behavior. Iran did.

Pompeo vowed that Trumps approach would ensure Iran has no possible path to a nuclear weapon, ever. As he called for a better agreement to constrain Irans activities, he said the U.S. would apply unprecedented financial pressure to bring Tehran back to the table.

These will end up being the strongest sanctions in history by the time we are complete, Pompeo said at the conservative Heritage Foundation in his first major policy speech since taking over as top diplomat.

At the same time, Pompeo offered Iran a series of dramatic potential U.S. concessions if it agrees to make major changes. Under a new agreement, the U.S. would be willing to lift all sanctions, restore full diplomatic and commercial ties with Iran, and even support the modernization of its economy, Pompeo said.

It is Americas hope that our labors toward peace and security will bear fruit for the long-suffering people of Iran, Pompeo said.

Still, Pompeos list of 12 requirements included many that Iran is highly unlikely to consider. He said Iran must allow nuclear inspectors unqualified access to all sites throughout the country, Pompeo said, alluding to military sites that were off-limits under the 2015 deal except under specific circumstances. To that end, he also said Iran must declare all previous efforts to build a nuclear weapon, reopening an issue that the U.N.s International Atomic Energy Agency has already deemed a closed matter.

Pompeo also demanded that Iran cease from a range of activities throughout the Middle East that have long drawn the ire of the U.S. and its allies. He said Iran must end support for Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen, withdraw all forces from Syria, halt support for its ally Hezbollah and stop threatening Israel.

Iran must also release all U.S. citizens missing in Iran or being held on spurious charges, he said.

Taken together, the demands would constitute a wholesale transformation by...

18:43

Japan: Directorate for Signals Intelligence "IndyWatch Feed World"

Via: The Intercept: The directorate has a history that dates back to the 1950s; its role is to eavesdrop on communications. But its operations remain so highly classified that the Japanese government has disclosed little about its work even the location of its headquarters. Most Japanese officials, except for a select few of the []

18:37

Deep State & mainstream media begin cover up as illegal spying on Trump campaign is revealed "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Obama era Intelligence community was determined to punish Donald Trump and his supporters for challenging the political status quo. They didn't actually think Trump would win though. So what was initially a punishment operation turned into a search and destroy operation that pitted the Deep State and its media cohorts against a duly elected President of the United States? That attempt is now being uncovered in real time which in turn has led to a flurry of cover-up activity from such powerful players as the New York Times. And not only are they desperate to save their own skins but even more importantly protect the man at the very top of this political conspiracy food chain - Barack Obama himself. "John Brennan should get a good lawyer." That's the advice from former U.S. attorney Joe diGenova who laid out the stunning extent of the Deep State operation against Donald Trump: "We know that Hillary Clinton was illegally exonerated. We knew that a year ago," the former prosecutor said. "We know that there was a substantial effort to frame the current president of the United States with crimes by infiltrating his campaign and then his administration with spies that the FBI had set upon them." "We have learned that the crimes were committed by the FBI, senior members of the Department of Justice, John Brennan, Mr. [James] Clapper, Mr. [James] Comey and others associated with the Democratic Party," he continued. "And Donald Trump and his associates committed no crimes."

18:31

New study shows 40% of US citizens above poverty line struggle to make ends meet "IndyWatch Feed World"

A new study reveals that more than 40 percent of American citizens who live above the official poverty line are still unable to afford middle-class basics including cell phones and transport. The study, conducted by United Way ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Project and exclusively obtained by Axios, found that an overwhelmingly large group of US households were virtually struggling to make ends meet. According to the study, two-thirds of US citizens were earning less than $20 an hour in 2016. As a result, a large band of US households sit uncomfortably just above the poverty line - but still struggle to pay for everyday expenses. The list of the basics found to be out of reach included rent, transportation, childcare and cellphones.

18:29

The 20-Minute Exercise That Could Help Reduce Your Anxiety Without Medication "IndyWatch Feed World"

Yes, we have heard time and time again that working out can benefit our physical and mental health. There is no denying that but what kinds of workouts are best for anxiety?

Well, to be completely honest, yoga might be exactly what you need. There have actually even been several studies in regards to it and the benefits it can provide for you. One study carried out by researchers at the University of Utah found that people with more severe reactions to stress who did practice yoga ended up having the highest pain tolerance. It helped them reduce physical pain, and made them more able to manage their stress.

According to Harvard.edu some of the benefits associated with yoga are as follows:

Although many forms of yoga practice are safe, some are strenuous and may not be appropriate for everyone. In particular, elderly patients or those with mobility problems may want to check first with a clinician before choosing yoga as a treatment option.

But for many patients dealing with depression, anxiety, or stress, yoga may be a very appealing way to better manage symptoms. Indeed, the scientific study of yoga demonstrates that mental and physical health are not just closely allied, but are essentially equivalent. The evidence is growing that yoga practice is a relatively low-risk, high-yield approach to improving overall health.

Doing yoga benefits our brains in many ways. It helps us relax and makes it easier to unwind. While it might not be the easiest way to exercise the more you do it the better you get and right off the bat it is pretty damn interesting. There are actually even poses specifically for reducing anxiety. These poses do not take long to do and can be done in a mere 20 minutes if need be.

Some of the more common poses for anxiety include Ustrasana, Dandasana, Shavasana, and so many more. That being said, I think if we start off simple things will be much easier. Below I am going to go over some of the more common simple yoga poses you can do to relieve your stress and anxiety. Keep in mind if you want to do more you can always search online and find some you like.

Ustrasana

This pose is when we kneel on our mats and place our hands on our hips. We keep our shoulders and knees aligned and inhale. When inhaling draw your tailbone inward towards your pubis until you feel a pull at the belly button. From here you will arch your back and slide your palms down over your feet. Holding this position for about 30-60 seconds will feel great. Click here to...

18:27

After year of Russiagate investigation, Trump can rightly claim some vindication "IndyWatch Feed World"

It was called "Crossfire Hurricane," the FBI counterintelligence operation that targeted Trump figures as part of the investigation into possible campaign ties to Russia. It was a poignant choice of a Rolling Stones song, "Jumpin' Jack Flash," that describes a man "born in a crossfire hurricane" who "howled at the morning driving rain." It could be an apt description of Donald Trump's presidential campaign. After a year of media denials of his claims of surveillance targeting his campaign, Trump can legitimately claim some vindication. Indeed, with his rising poll numbers, the president must feel, in the words of the song, like "it's all right now, in fact, it's a gas." The New York Times this week disclosed that the FBI made a conscious effort to use secret counterintelligence powers to investigate Trump officials and may have had a confidential informant who was used in connection with key Trump figures long before the November 2016 election. (Officials stated anonymously that this was a longstanding source who worked with both the FBI and CIA for years.) In early 2017, President Trump was widely ridiculed for alleging that the Obama administration placed his campaign under surveillance. The response from experts on CNN and other sites was open mockery. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper came forward to assure the media that he could categorically deny the allegation and stated, "There was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president, the president-elect at the time, or as a candidate, or against his campaign." The range of media analysis seemed to run from whether Trump was a clinical paranoid or a delusional demagogue.

18:26

I Published a Dream, Not a Blind Endorsement of COBRA  Teresa Yanaros "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Teresa Yanaros

This is my on-the-record public written statement regarding recent events involving my dream sequence and the subsequent media engagements.

For an in-depth account of my perspective, please watch this 45 minute video which was streamed live on Facebook on Friday, May 11th, 2018.

Related: My Inner Earth Activation: COBRA Called It!
Related: Cobra: Entry Protocols Update
Related: Cobra: Entry Protocols

Background

Here is the order of events that occurred that I am discussing today.

May 2nd, 2018

I published an article entitled, I Was Invited to the Inner Earth, in which I described an intense dream I had the night of May 1st, where a woman from the Inner Earth gave me the option to leave the surface and join the Inner Earth without having the option to come back to the surface. Later that day I engaged in a deep meditation where I was able to telepathically communicate with her and receive qualifiers about the dream. After this experience, I published the account and received a significant amount of public interest in the article. People were positively charged from my dream, and sent me emails describing their own testimonies of activation and appreciation of their lives on this planet.

May 4th, 2018

Cobra (alleged Resistance intel operative who publishes content on a web site http://2012portal.blogspot.com/ ) published an article entitled, ...

18:25

The Combined Energy of Uranus and Mars Transit Is Going to Bring About Some Major Changes in Our Lives "IndyWatch Feed World"

Starting on May 16th Mars and Uranus began an interesting and powerful dance with one another, interacting in a way that will impact our lives from now until September 18th.

This back and forth movement, with their energies playing off one another, will take the influence that each planet has individually and turn them on their head, leading to a more intense and passionate influence than either could possibly hold on our lives on their own accord.

The fiery planet of Mars is best known for being the planet of war, bringing a passionate and determined energy that is willing to defy all odds in order to achieve its means. This energy brings out the ambitious and competitive streak that exists within each of us, calling on us to stand up for the things that matter most within our own lives. Drawing on the heart, it will spark a courage and sense of honor that will encourage us to step outside of our comfort zones, taking the risks necessary in order to face our challenges, grow into the best versions of ourselves and achieve great things.

It should be noted, however, that this intense ambition and desire for achievement is neither good or bad in and of its own accord. Instead, this energy places the responsibility within our own hands, with the potential to go either way. Drawing on our own inner morals and values, we can either put this energy to work for good, helping us to make the world a better place, or we can use it in a dark and twisted away for our own personal gain.

Meanwhile, the planet Uranus is known as the planet of rebellion, encouraging originality, a break from tradition and a new way of seeing the world that we live in. This energy calls for us to expand our vision, opening our mind to new possibilities and a break from the status quo. While a fresh set of eyes may be just the break that we need to discover the solution to long-lasting problems, the desire for freedom and rebellion may also lead to chaos, confusion erratic and bizarre behavior. We need to tap into our own willpower in order to maintain some order in our lives.

When these two forces intertwine, they will bring us a sense of freedom and liberation from the limitations of life as we know it. Leaving behind any self-imposed limitations, we feel empowered and in control willing to step into the unknown with a sense of conviction so strong that nothing and no one can hold us back. We know that we are capable of great things, and we feel the drive and dedication to chase down these goals, along with the belief that we will succeed in anything that we set our minds to. Embracing this...

18:24

The 6 Most Introverted Zodiac Signs "IndyWatch Feed World"

Have you ever noticed that there seems to be a split right down the middle of the 12 signs? 6 love being around other people and the rest would much rather spend their time alone.

Dont get me wrong, within each sign there are exceptions to this but overall the majority reigns true. Some zodiac signs love to meet new people and others just have too many traits that conflict. Whether you are someone that likes to be alone or loves to be in a crowd as long as you are yourself it doesnt matter.

Below I am going to go over the zodiac signs that tend to prefer to be alone. They would much rather spend their time recharging and relaxing than being in an uncomfortable environment. Did your sign make the list?

The 6 Zodiac Signs That Prefer To Spend Most Of Their Time on Their Own:

Cancer

Cancers would very much rather spend time at home. They love to be around the people they care about but they arent too big on going out. They like to sit at home and have small family gatherings. They cannot stand to be around people they dont like so they make sure they wont have to.

Virgo

Virgos are not interested in being around other people. They tend to be quite anxious and only go out and do things when they feel comfortable. They like to spend time with their friends and can be very social but they also love being at home alone. They have a lot on their minds just about all the time so they need lots of time to really work through those things.

Libra

Libras tend to obsess a bit too much. They dont like to be around people who can bring out that side of themselves so they tend to prefer more private settings. They like to spend time with people they love and avoid people they do not get along with. Libras are not often willing to go out of their comfort zone so being alone is easier and much more convenient for them.

Capricorn

While Capricorns can be a bit more social than some of these signs but they are just as happy when they are alone. They love to go shopping and do things on their own because they find it to be peaceful. They are much more independent than most people realize.

Aquarius

Aquarius hates being in crowds and love being able to spend time on their own. They want to be able to do whatever they want whenever they want and not take anyone else into account. They go above and beyond to ensure they are in control of their own lives.

Pisces

Because Pisces are homebodies they, of course, made the list. They dont feel the need to constantly be surrounded by people, they have plenty of things to do without others around. This sign is one you might go weeks without hearing from.

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18:20

Persecution of refugees in France "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

People Without Papers: How France Handles Its Refugees

1 December 2017

People Without Papers: Despite dwindling publicity, France remains a major destination for thousands of refugees in Europes ongoing migrant crisis. This report investigates their plight, as they face police evictions and general hostility.

I came here to France but I experienced unspeakable problems on my way here, says 24-year-old Afghan refugee Mustafa. I have made an application for asylum, and the French government told me to wait for 18 months, he says. There are many like Mustafa for whom French asylum remains a distant reward. In the meantime, rough sleeping and evasion of a frequently brutal French police, using tear gas and shooting rubber bullets, are a daily peril for those fleeing war.

The methods that the French police are using are criminal, says a Help Refugees volunteer. Following the destruction of migrant camps, many are left without shelter. No house, no tent, no nothing, says Kurdish refugee Zirack, sifting through a deserted camp in the woods. Its a big problem for all children. But what can I do? Its my countrys problem....

18:20

Pompeo Demands Iran Withdraw Forces From Syria, Threatens Strongest Sanctions In History "IndyWatch Feed World"

In his first major speech as U.S. secretary of state, Mike  Pompeo threatened Iran with the strongest sanctions in history and vowed to crush the regimes proxies around the world. We will apply unprecedented financial [...]

The post Pompeo Demands Iran Withdraw Forces From Syria, Threatens Strongest Sanctions In History appeared first on Your News Wire.

18:20

WATCH LIVE: Vin Armani Discusses Bitcoin Cash Conference, the Future of Bitcoin and Blockchain Governance "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Vin Armani Watch Live at 1pm EST (10am PST). The Vin Armani Show returns from the CoinGeek bComm Conference in Hong Kong and Vin...

18:19

When 43% of Americans Cant Pay for Food and Rent, We Can Safely Say the Economic Collapse Is HERE "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Daisy Luther You know all those reports about how lots of Americans cant afford a $1000 surprise expense like a medical bill or a...

18:12

Notes from Cobras Ascension Conference in Budapest "IndyWatch Feed World"

Here I share, dear ones, my notes about the Budapest Ascension Conference with Cobra on the 14th and 15th of April 2018.

While I have taken extreme care, first writing by hand, and later transcribing my notes for digital sharing, I have to make clear that this text should not be taken as the exact words of Cobra. You will be guided.

You are encouraged to share the link to this document.

Felipe.
14 May 2018
Version: 180514-3

Related:  Ascension Conference in Budapest, Hungary April 14th 15th, 2018

Program:

THE ASCENSION PLAN
-Galactic Alignment and Galactic Super-wave
-New Atlantis and the Energy Grid
-Contact Dish and Confederation Domain

LUNCH BREAK

Saturday April 14th, 3:30 pm to 7 pm:
ASCENSION PROTOCOLS
-Primary Contracts Removal
-Implant Triangulation
-Light Body Activation
-ATVOR

Sunday  April 15th, 10 am to 1:30 pm:
MANIFESTATION PROCESS
-Law of Manifestation
-Manifestation / Abundance Protocols
-de-manifestation Filters

LUNCH BREAK

Sunday  April 15th, 3:30 pm to 7 pm:
GALACTIC WAVE OF LOVE
-Return of the Goddess
-Soul Families

-The Event and New Reality


Saturday April 14th

THE ASCENSION PLAN

Cobra:

This is the first conference in a new time line which will lead to The Event, many surprises, requires more direct participation in ways not planned.

We have come from various ways and will align with meditation. Take your personal notes and share them. Personal info no. Intel yes.

Note: We did here a short meditation to unite the group in one being, breathing in a brilliant white light, and breathing out a brilliant white light, one time per each of our bodies (physical, etheric and mental bodies). Then we sang the mantra OM three times.

I am not alone doing this, there is a whole Pleiadian fleet here since Thursday, working to create a breakthrough this weekend. Isis Astara is with us, working, we dedicate her memory and the presence of the Goddess with this video (video The Goddess Spiral Meditations)

...

18:08

Russiagate twist: Professor Stefan Halper, who spied for the CIA in the 80s, was sent by FBI to spy on Trump campaign "IndyWatch Feed World"

A new persona has been thrust into center stage of Russiagate drama. Stefan Halper, who has a long history of working with the CIA, has been revealed as the man who was charged with keeping tabs on Trump's election campaign. The spy controversy that rumbled on for several weeks has reached a dramatic, and peculiar, ending with the revelation that, Cambridge professor, Stefan Halper was sent by the FBI to to scope out two of Donald Trump's campaign advisers on his 2016 election campaign. 'All time biggest political scandal!' Several Republicans floated allegations that the FBI spied on Trump and the scandal came to a boil on Friday when the president himself tweeted that an informant was "implanted" on his campaign.

18:07

Is Trump Pushing Neutral Groups Like the ACLU Towards an Anti War Stance? "IndyWatch Feed World"

For those of us who fully expected most U.S. peace activists to vanish once Barack Obama became president but expected them to come back once Donald Trump ascended the throne, the failure of our second expectation has been hard, crushingly hard. But there are a few silver linings.

First, there is now a multi-issue campaign that, unlike the womens march or the climate march or so many other marches, and perhaps because it draws its platform in part from one written 50 years ago, opposes war and militarism. Its called the new Poor Peoples Campaign.

Second, there are large, well-funded organizations beginning to edge toward opposition at least to certain wars, organizations that as far as I know didnt oppose any wars when George Bush II was president, much less when Obama was.

One of these is the ACLU. Ive never known the ACLU to oppose any war, much less the institution of war, much less the military spending that generates many of the symptoms that the ACLU regularly does oppose. Im sending this article to the ACLU and requesting any updates or corrections. What is new, as far as I know, is this statement in which the ACLU rejects a U.S. attack on Syria as illegal without a Congressional authorization:

APRIL 13, 2018

NEW YORK President Trump announced tonight that he had launched missile strikes against Syria.

Hina Shamsi, director of the American Civil Liberties Unions National Security Project, had this reaction:

This military action is illegal. In the face of constitutional law barring hostile use of force without congressional authorization, and international law forbidding unilateral use of force except in self-defense, President Trump has unilaterally launched strikes against a country that has not attacked us and without any authorization from Congress. Doing so violates some of the most important legal constraints on the use of force.

Plus this one in which the ACLU admits that Congress has no legal power to authorize something that is a crime under a treaty that the United Stat...

18:06

Federal Reserve Note Dances Upon Its Own Grave "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Clint Siegner Practically nobody enters the foreign exchange markets looking to buy and hold. Currency trading is generally a short-term game, and there isnt...

18:06

Study of 91,000+ Links Nighttime Phone Use With Mental Health Disorders. Decades of Research Says Cell Phone and WiFi Radiation Exposure Can Cause Same Disorders 24/7. "IndyWatch Feed World"

By B.N. Frank Lloyd Burrell of ElectricSense recently sent out a newsletter about an article from The Times UK about one of the largest studies...

18:00

Message for the Resistance Movement: May 21, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Message for the Resistance Movement: May 21, 2018

ASCOM test in progress

Monday, May 21, 2018

Hyperphasic systems (LOC) security breach at 504

Sunday, May 20, 2018

ASCOM sequence ready, ASCOM test approved

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Isidic approval for ASCOM sequence

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Systems alert / HVBN security breach in deflection, evaluate AN reposition, evaluate ASCOM sequence

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Black systems alert at 504, probably fatal HVBN security breach at 504, probable HVBN grid collapse, prepare SecureShell, strictly enforce GBN

The above is a coded messages for the Resistance Movement as communicated by Cobra on Portal 2012. These messages are not meant for the general population, and are not meant to be understood by us.

This article (Message for the Resistance Movement: May 21, 2018) was originally published on The Portal and syndicated by The Event Chronicle

17:57

What you weren't told about WWII: Part 1 "IndyWatch Feed World"

If news is fake now, imagine the inaccuracies of history books. How often were they distorted to make the victor look good and the loser look evil? How often do history books leave out cause-effect relationships that reveal the true nature of geopolitics? How often do they simply leave out important information on accident? The more one researches history outside of what is taught in school, the more one comes to realize that the answer to the above questions is "pretty darn often." Let's now look at some of the more interesting things that are left out of the discussion regarding World War Two. The Soviets Defeated The Nazis In America, it is often taught that the US stepped in to put an end to Nazi's expansion through Europe. However, it was the Soviets that sacrificed the most and stopped the Nazi's from dominating the region. In the Battle of Stalingrad, which lasted over five months, Soviet troops suffered over 1 million casualties compared to over 700,000 casualties for the Axis countries. Although the Soviets lost more troops, they handed the Germans their most significant loss up to that point in the war. That was truly the beginning of the end for the Nazis.

17:53

'Ramadan puts us all at risk': Danish minister calls for fasting Muslims to take time off work during holy month "IndyWatch Feed World"

A minister from Denmark's center-right Liberal Party has called for Muslims to take time off during the holy month of Ramadan as their fasting could put wider society at risk. Immigration and Integration Minister Inger Stojberg made the remarks in an op-ed for Danish newspaper BT Sunday, saying that Muslims who fast for up to 18 hours a day are placing themselves and others at risk, particularly bus drivers, machine workers, and hospital staff. Stolberg argued that there are greater demands "in a modern, efficient society like Denmark's than there were in Medina during the time of Muhammad."

17:47

Details Emerge in Santa Fe High School Shooting as Suspect Appears In Court "IndyWatch Feed World"

Santa Fe, TX A 17-year-old high school student identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis opened fire at the Houston-area Santa Fe High School with a shotgun and a handgun, killing 10 people and leaving another 14 people wounded including a school police officer who confronted the suspect during the attack at Santa Fe High School.

The Associated Press reported that local hospitals confirmed a total of 14 people treated for injuries related to the shooting, with two listed in critical condition on Saturday at the University of Texas Medical Branch, according to a tweet from the hospital.

Pagourtzis yelled surprise before opening fire, according to Texas Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. Authorities said the suspected shooter, who is now in custody on murder charges, had made improvised explosive devices, including pipe bombs, a Molotov cocktail and pressure-cooker bombs, found in the school and at the suspects home.

Abbot said the alleged shooter obtained a shotgun and a .38-caliber handgun from his father, who legally owned them, to carry out the attack. The AP reported that Pagourtizis lawyers said the parents stated that the guns were locked up and they did not know that their son was capable of violence.

The AP report further noted:

Pagourtzis played on the junior varsity football team and was a member of a dance squad with a local Greek Orthodox church. Acquaintances described him as quiet and unassuming, an avid video game player who routinely wore a black trench coat and black boots to class.

The assailants homemade explosives included pipe bombs, at least one Molotov cocktail and pressure-cooker bombs similar to those used in the Boston Marathon attack, authorities said.

Investigators offered no motive. In a probable cause affidavit, however, authorities said the suspect admitted to the shooting.

The governor said the assailant intended to kill himself but gave up and told police that he did not have the courage to take his own life.

The suspect reportedly has no prior arrests or known confrontations with law enforcement. CNN reported that Pagourtzis admitted to authorities that he didnt shoot people he liked and meant to kill the ones hed targeted, stating he did not shoot students he did like so he could have his story told, according to an affidavit. Sadie Rodriguez, mother of deceased victim Shana Fisher,...

17:38

'US dictations': Palestine denounces Paraguay embassy move to Jerusalem "IndyWatch Feed World"

Palestine accused Paraguay of aiding Israel's "annexation" of Jerusalem, after it became the third nation to move its embassy to the city. Palestinian officials are calling on Arab states to cut ties with anyone making the move. Member of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Hanan Ashrawi denounced Paraguay's decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv, describing the relocation as a "a deliberate and flagrant violation of international law and legitimacy resolutions." She added that "taking such a provocative and irresponsible step" makes Paraguay complicit in Israel's attempt to "consolidate [its] military occupation" and "annex Jerusalem." Following the United States and Guatemala, Paraguay is now the third nation to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The Palestinian Authority said it was urging the Arab world and Islamic nations to cut ties with Guatemala and Paraguay in response to their decision to follow Washington's lead in relocating their embassies. A senior Palestinian official told Haaretz that while it's clear that no Arab state would cut its ties with Washington, "with countries like Guatemala and Paraguay, it may be possible and that can serve as leverage over other countries that are thinking about doing the same thing" in regards to their embassies.

17:33

The Dispossession of Canadas First Nations and the Kinder Morgan Pipeline "IndyWatch Feed World"

Imagine that a group of bandits entered your house without permission and booted you and your family members out. Afterwards the bandits continue to occupy the house, but they graciously allow you and your family to stay in the cellar. Would you accept such a state of affairs? Would you not want your house back in its entirety? And would you not want the usurpers evicted?

Now imagine that the usurpers had some dubious code of honor whereby if they made any alterations to the stolen abode that they must consult with the original home occupants. Moreover, if the displaced first occupants sought to legally challenge their dispossession or alterations to their former domicile, the usurpers would graciously cover the legal expenses of the dispossessed original occupants from the largess of the goods befallen the usurpers through acts of dispossessing others. Of course, the legal proceeding is controlled by the usurpers and ruled according to usurpers law with judges appointed by the usurpers.

No intelligent person denies that the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island (North America) were the original inhabitants. In fact, they precede the coming of Norsemen, Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, and conquistadors by several millennia. Yet the Catholic Church of later seafarers decreed (in the papal bull Inter Caetera, 1493) that non-believers were savages and that their territory would belong to European monarchs. This was largely overturned by the papal bull Sublimis Deus in 1537.

One might have thought that humankind would have evolved morally such that the egregious crimes of centuries ago would not be perpetuated in the 21st century. Nonetheless, at the very least, human morality wouldnt devolve, would it?

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In Canada, the American pipeline conglomerate Kinder Morgan desires to multiply the amount of fossil fuel carried from the province of Alberta to the British Columbia harbor city of Vancouver. Many First Nations and a multitude of British Columbians are opposed to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain project.

While the NDP-Green Party coalition in BC is opposed to the pipeline project, the federal government has approved it. However, chicanery has been unveiled in the process that led to federal approval.

Investigative...

17:30

There are only 24 women leading Fortune 500 companies "IndyWatch Feed World"

Amazon ranks behind CVS, Tesla leaps 123 places, but women CEOs are still a rarity.

Amazon may be eating the world (or at least Whole Foods) and its founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is confident that everyone will eventually work for him, but the newly released Fortune 500 list shows that the e-commerce giant isnt at the top of the heap just yet.

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17:24

World's first sea-borne nuclear power plant reaches Russia's Arctic for maiden mission "IndyWatch Feed World"

The first sea-borne nuclear power plant made in Russia has been towed to the country's Arctic port of Murmansk, ready to undertake its first mission, generating electricity in remote locations. The water-borne power plant, named Akademik Lomonosov, was built by the state-run nuclear corporation Rosatom in St. Petersburg. The new vessel is set to pioneer a new power source for remote regions of the planet, the company says. The floating nuclear power plant will take on board a supply of nuclear fuel and will then be towed to Pevek, a small town in the Far Eastern region of Chukotka. The port of Pevek, which is located in Russia's extreme northeast, is separated from the US state of Alaska by the 86-km (53 mile) wide Bering Strait.

17:20

How long will we pretend Palestinians arent people? (Robert Fisk) "IndyWatch Feed World"

21/05/2018 - Monstrous. Frightful. Wicked. Its strange how the words just run out in the Middle East today. Sixty Palestinians dead. In one day. Two thousand four hundred wounded, more than half by live ...

17:15

Parents tell how they almost lost baby after rotavirus vaccine "IndyWatch Feed World"

A week after 3-month-old Jude Cooper had his vaccine against rotavirus (a terrible stomach bug but not something a vaccine is needed for) he almost died from an obstruction to his intestines, a potential side effect of the vaccine. His parents are now speaking out in the hopes that this doesnt have to happen to []

The post Parents tell how they almost lost baby after rotavirus vaccine appeared first on Health Nut News.

17:15

Cop rapes his co-worker's 13 y.o. daughter and is still drawing his salary "IndyWatch Feed World"

Yet another sex crime involving police officers has rocked the Los Angeles Police Department, and this time an officer was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a fellow officer's 13-year-old daughter. The assault took place on April 4 following a night out of drinking, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times. Kenneth Louis Collard, 51, was encouraged by his co-worker and fellow police officer to stay the night at said officer's home rather than drive home drunk. Collard obliged, but some time during the night made his way into the daughter's bedroom and reportedly assaulted the young child. The girl then told her family she had been assaulted by Collard. A forensic evaluation was conducted and the career LAPD officer was officially charged with three counts of committing a lewd act upon a child and one count of sexual penetration by a foreign object. He was allowed to post $400,000 bail and is now awaiting trial. In a statement, the Los Angeles Police Protective League's board of directors said the police officer's union was "sickened by the repugnant" allegations.

17:14

Dinosaurs, birds, turtles, new research "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from Canada says about itself:

15 August 2013

Where are the baby dinosaurs? In a spellbinding talk paleontologist Jack Horner describes how slicing open fossil skulls revealed a shocking secret about some of our most beloved dinosaurs. (Filmed at TEDxVancouver.)

From the University of Kent in England:

Genome structure of dinosaurs discovered by bird-turtle comparisons

May 21, 2018

A discovery by scientists at the University of Kent has provided significant insight into the overall genome structure of dinosaurs.

By comparing the genomes of different species, chiefly birds and turtles, the Kent team were able to determine how the overall genome structure (i.e. the chromosomes) of many peoples favourite dinosaur species like Velociraptor or Tyrannosaurus might have looked through a microscope.

The research was carried out in the laboratory of Professor Darren Griffin, of the Universitys School of Biosciences, and is now published in the journal Nature Communications. It involved extrapolating the likely genome structure of a shared common ancestor of birds and turtles that lived around 260 million years ago 20 million years before the dinosaurs first emerged.

Dr Becky OConnor, senior postdoctoral researcher and co-author of the Nature Communications paper...

17:10

Behind the 'entire debacle': Trump accuses 'disgraced' John Brennan of 'political hit job' in morning tweetstorm "IndyWatch Feed World"

US President Donald Trump has lashed out at former CIA Director John Brennan, accusing him of leading an effort to frame him for collusion with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign. Quoting former secret service agent Dan Bongino, Trump tweeted that Brennan had "disgraced himself" and disgraced"the entire Intelligence Community." Bongino lashed out at Brennan earlier Monday on Fox News morning show 'Fox & Friends'. The series of tweets came in response to recent reports that the FBI had planted informants within Trump's campaign to weed out any information about its alleged links with Russia and Russian officials. Trump has accused Brennan of being behind the "entire debacle" related to the investigation into alleged collusion and said it was now known that Brennan had "detailed knowledge" of the infamous 'Steele dossier' which has been used as a major piece of evidence against Trump, despite being littered with unverifiable claims.

17:08

Ireland: Polls narrow on abortion vote, Google and Facebook change rules on advertising "IndyWatch Feed World"

The polls have narrowed so much that a result once nearly taken for granted now hangs in the balance; the media are under fierce attack for bias; and questions are swirling about foreign influence and online ads. As Ireland heads into the last week of campaigning for its historic referendum on abortion, the long shadow of two recent surprise election results - the Brexit referendum across the Irish sea, and Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 US presidential poll - is hanging over Irish voters. They will decide on Friday whether to repeal an amendment dating back to the 1980s that enshrined in the constitution a near-total ban on abortion. The controls are the strictest in any western democracy, meaning that the battle has been closely watched by anti-abortion activists across the world. The campaign began with a clear lead for the Yes campaigners, who support a repeal. But in a country where tradition and the church still have strong influence, the No camp has gained ground. Now the final result is expected to hinge on the one in five voters still undecided.

17:08

The Black Faces in High Places Supporting Americas Police State "IndyWatch Feed World"

The worst hate group in the United States is not the Ku Klux Klan or any self-proclaimed alt-right group. The most racist, vicious, and deadly menace to black people in this country is law enforcement. The police, courts and prisons exist primarily to keep as many black people under control as possible. All other claims of usefulness are phony and cover up the racist cruelties inherent to their existence.

Every day one can see videos of black people being humiliated, arrested, shot and beaten for minor infractions or for none at all. They may be driving, walking, eating, or shopping while black. They may be men, women, or children. The system is made to put as many victims through its maw as possible and all the photographic evidence in the world wont stop it unless inconvenient truths are told. One of the worst is the reliance on the collaboration of black people who help keep the police state running.

The presence of black cops and elected officials doesnt stem the tide of state-sponsored terror. They are in fact put into these positions to defend the onslaught and to silence protest. The black chief of police in Philadelphia defended the now famous arrest of two black men in a Starbucks caf.

Richard Ross initially said, These officers did absolutely nothing wrong. Ross was forced to back down and apologize for his Uncle Tomfoolery only after the Starbucks corporation did so as part of its damage control strategy.

Ross isnt alone in showing subservience to modern day slave patrolling. A black teen in Warsaw, North Carolina was beaten and choked by police at a Waffle House restaurant and that assault was also caught on camera. Mayor A.J. Connors went out of his way to defend the brutality. He created a video for the sole purpose of saying that the white police officer Did what he had to do.

Most black officials arent stupid enough to express support for white supremacy out loud and in public but they may as well when they do nothing to help their people.

The black misleaders in city councils, Congress and state legislatures rarely assert any politics which are specific to black people. The one institution which impacts our lives the most, the carceral state, is treated as a sacred cow that they dare not touch. Their silence and inaction are tacit admissions that they know the danger to themselves and to the rest of us.

Even when there are positive developments such as the...

16:55

Zunum Aeros electric airplane just got its first customer "IndyWatch Feed World"

Its a bird, its a plane, its a hybrid-electric regional airline!

Buckle up, because Zunum Aero is getting closer to launching its hybrid electric airplane. Today, the Seattle-based startup announced that it has its very first customerthe private-jet-charter company JetSuite. The stork will deliver up to 100 of its 12-seater hybrid-electric planes in 2022, according to the Seattle Times.

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16:50

FSB reports busting arsonists linked to Ukrainian MP, who tried to stir ethnic tensions in Crimea "IndyWatch Feed World"

Russia's national security service, the FSB, said it has busted an extremist group in Crimea, which tried to stir ethnic tensions by attacking Crimean Tatars, who didn't share their leader's goal of opposing Russia. Crimea is ethnically a predominantly Russian region, but historically it was the land of Crimean Tatars. Medieval Russia suffered from slaver raids launched from Crimea, and later fought a war with the Ottoman Empire for control over the peninsula. It won and poured investment and settlers into the area to deal with loyalty problems. Crimean Tatars were victimized by the Soviet Union under Josef Stalin, who saw them as Nazi collaborators who could not be trusted. They were deported from their homeland. Now a significant ethnic minority, the Crimean Tatar people are a natural target for any party wishing to stir trouble in the Russian region.

16:49

British government supports Saudi genocidal war on Yemen "IndyWatch Feed World"

This September 2016 video says about itself:

Yemens Children are Starving

Yemen is on the brink of famine. BBC Arabic reveals exclusive footage of the growing humanitarian crisis in Yemen, where 2 million people are malnourished and over 325,000 children are at risk of starvation.

If you dont die from an airstrike you die from being ill or starvation. And the hardest way to die is from starvation, laments Dr Ashwaq Muharram. The war in Yemen has pushed a country which traditionally suffers from a shortage of food to the brink.

The city of Hodeida was once prosperous, but airstrikes and conflict on the ground have isolated people in the surrounding villages and forced the closure of hundreds of hospitals. Furthermore, the Saudi-led coalition has blockaded Yemens ports resulting in a shortage of supplies, medicine and fuel.

Without access to food or healthcare, millions are at risk. Children are those most affected. I never imagined I would ever see a child like this in Yemen. It scares me that this may be the beginning of famine, says Dr. Muharram. As she watches ov...

16:36

Jailed for being homeless: How councils across Britain are cracking down on the UK's most vulnerable "IndyWatch Feed World"

Fined, jailed, and convicted - the UK's homeless are facing serious criminal consequences as councils use public space protection orders (PSPOs), introduced by Theresa May, to target those sleeping rough. Homeless people are finding themselves banned from town centers, routinely fined hundreds of pounds, or even sent to prison if they're caught repeatedly begging thanks to the PSPO laws, wielded by local authorities across England and Wales. Since local councils were given more power to combat antisocial behavior by then Home Secretary Theresa May in 2014, hundreds of fines have been issued and criminal convictions have been pursued for those caught "begging" or"loitering." Some charities have said the strengthened powers are designed to target those sleeping on the streets. Campaigners also say that bans on drinking booze and swearing in town centers are also being used to target the homeless, but councils insist that the strengthened laws are only being used to target antisocial behavior. In one case, a judge admitted: "I will be sending a man to prison for asking for food when he was hungry." The defendant in that case was jailed for four months for breaching a criminal behavior order (CBO) in Gloucester for begging. Another man was fined a whopping 105 ($140) after a child dropped 2 ($2.70) in his sleeping bag.

16:31

New Kansas bill allows faith-based agencies to deny adoption to same-sex couples "IndyWatch Feed World"

Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer signed a bill into law on Friday that will allow adoption agencies to refuse same-sex couples. The bill, known as the Adoption Protection Act, was designed to insulate religious organizations that want to discriminate against the LGBT community. Approved in the Kansas Legislature earlier this month, the bill permits agencies to refuse homes "for foster care or adoption when the proposed placement of such child would violate such agency's sincerely held religious beliefs." Similar adoption bills are being considered in Oklahoma and Colorado, and at least seven other states have already passed such laws. Some of these laws only apply to organizations that do not receive government funding. The Kansas law extends to agencies operating under taxpayer-funded contracts. On Friday, Gov. Colyer signed the bill surrounded by legislators, faith leaders and foster care workers.

16:31

Poor Peoples Campaign: Fighting Systemic Racism and Poverty (Live Blog) "IndyWatch Feed World"

Editors note: To document the Poor Peoples CampaignTruthdig has launched its first fully reader-funded project. Please help us provide firsthand accounts of this activism by making a donation.

The second week of the Poor Peoples Campaign has kicked off in Chicago,  where the theme of the week is Linking Systemic Racism and Poverty: Voting Rights, Immigration, Xenophobia, Islamophobia, and the Mistreatment of Indigenous Communities.

16:28

Israels Days of Shame "IndyWatch Feed World"

On bloody Monday this past week, when the number of Palestinian killed and wounded was rising by the hour, I asked myself: what would I have done if I had been a youngster of 15 in the Gaza Strip?

My answer was, without hesitation: I would have stood near the border fence and demonstrated, risking my life and limbs every minute.

How am I so sure?

Simple: I did the same when I was 15.

I was a member of the National Military Organization (the Irgun), an armed underground group labeled terrorist.

Palestine was at the time under British occupation (called mandate). In May 1939, the British enacted a law limiting the right of Jews to acquire land. I received an order to be at a certain time at a certain spot near the sea shore of Tel Aviv in order to take part in a demonstration. I was to wait for a trumpet signal.

The trumpet sounded and we started the march down Allenby Road, then the citys main street. Near the main synagogue, somebody climbed the stairs and delivered an inflammatory speech. Then we marched on, to the end of the street, where the offices of the British administration were located. There we sang the national anthem, Hatikvah, while some adult members set fire to the offices.

Suddenly several lorries carrying British soldiers screeched to a halt, and a salvo of shots rang out. The British fired over our heads, and we ran away.

Remembering this event 79 years later, it crossed my mind that the boys of Gaza are greater heroes then we were then. They did not run away. They stood their ground for hours, while the death toll rose to 61 and the number of those wounded by live ammunition to some 1500, in addition to 1000 affected by gas.

On that day, most TV stations in Israel and abroad split their screen. On the right, the events in Gaza. On the left, the inauguration of the US Embassy in Jerusalem.

In the 136th year of the Zionist-Palestinian war, that split screen is the picture of reality: the celebration in Jerusalem and the bloodbath in Gaza. Not on two different planets, not in two different continents, but hardly an hours drive apart.

The celebration in Jerusalem started as a silly event. A bunch of suited males, inflated with self-importance, celebrating what, exactly? The symbolic movement of an office from one town to another.

Jerusalem is a major bone of contention. Everybody knows that there will be no peace, not now, not ever, without a compromise there. For every Palestinian, every Arab, every Muslim throughout the world, it is unthinkable to give up Jerusalem. It is from there, according to Muslim tradition, that the Prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven, after tying his horse to the rock that is now the center of the holy...

16:28

Shonda Rhimes and Tyra Banks skim TheSkimmand are now funding it "IndyWatch Feed World"

The popular email newsletter has now closed its Series C round and tacked on a few notable, albeit atypical, investors.

In March, we learned that TheSkimm was raising a cool $12 million, thanks to an investment from Google Ventures. The popular email newsletter has now closed its Series C round and tacked on a few notable, albeit atypical, investorsShonda Rhimes and Tyra Banks.

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16:27

Trumps Bigly Military-Spending Is Not Enough for this Beltway Think Tank "IndyWatch Feed World"

Earlier this month, SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute) which monitors global military spending, released its latest report. To no ones surprise, the US topped the list, with more spending than the next seven biggest spenders combined.

According to the report, in 2017 the US spent 610 billion dollars, while China spent 228 billion. The rest of the list engaged in miniscule amounts of spending by comparison, with Russia spending 66 billion, the UK spending 47 billion, and Japan spending 45 billion to list a few examples.

Source: SIPRI, totals are in billions of dollars.

Source: SIPRI, totals are in billions of dollars.

Also notable was the fact that Russia fell from third place to fourth place among the biggest spenders. This occurred due to both a decline in Russian spending and an increase in Saudi spending. According to SIPRI:

Military expenditure by the USA was unchanged in 2017, at $610 billion. China increased its military spending by 5.6 per cent, Saudi Arabia by 9.2 per cent and India by 5.5 per cent, while Russias spending fell by 20 per cent.

Both Russia and the US both continue to far exceed all other states in terms of nuclear stockpiles. Moreover, even with rising Chinese spending, the ability of the US to deploy nuclear arms far exceeds that of anything the Chinese have to offer.

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16:21

One woman dead, two injured after argument at high school graduation "IndyWatch Feed World"

An argument following a graduation ceremony turned deadly as one woman died after being shot multiple times and at least two people were injured in a parking lot near Mount Zion High School in Jonesboro, Georgia, just south of Atlanta, WXIA-TV reported. What happened? The Clayton County Fire Department confirmed there are three victims, two with gunshot wounds, who were transported to area hospitals, the TV station reported. A woman in her 40s was shot three times in the chest and was taken to Southern Regional hospital where she was pronounced dead. A 21-year-old victim was taken to Atlanta Medical Center with gunshot wounds to the leg. A third victim, a pregnant woman, was pushed to the ground and was taken to Piedmont Henry Hospital. "We didn't know what to do," witness Latrallo Presley told WXIA. "We just ran... running from the parking lot, running from everywhere. People were stumbling over each other. I was shook."

16:17

The African Union gets its own #MeToo reckoning "IndyWatch Feed World"

A group of women at the African Union have sent memos to senior officials and spoken to the media about being held back by prejudice at the organisation.

16:17

Salvationism - The Crooked Child Of The Satanic Dark Occult "IndyWatch Feed World"



Image result for hopium 

There are plenty of flavors to choose from when it comes to saviors. Hopium is being sold to all kinds of people.

We have the classic Jesus is coming back and will rectify things on earth.
We have the nonsense that Putin is going to save the world.
The Pleiadians will save the day, the sphere alliance, Q Anon is fighting for us..... Pick your poison.
There is no end to saviors, heroes and way showers.

ANY AND ALL SALVATIONISM AKA SAVIOR PROGRAMMING COMES DIRECTLY OUT OF THE DARK OCCULT!

Boom, I said it.

Along with the salvation, comes the hope scam. Hope and faith are the things that keep you back from taking action in the real world. No need to engage, just sit back, grab your GMO popcorn and watch the show. That is exactly what dark occultists have been doing for millennia. They keep you busy with hope and faith while they are planning your demise and act on it. It does not matter how absurd the new flavor of hopium is, there will be people who drink the kool-aid and swallow the story that comes with it hook, line and sinker. It is our laziness and our unwillingness to do what is necessary that they can count on. Our deep-rooted need for role models, heroes, and saviors, in general, keeps us looking for externalized solutions. It is always out there, never inside of you, when in fact that is exactly where the solution is to be found, inside...

16:17

The Ark Project: 'Teen prostitutes back on streets because police won't give back bus', charity tells RT "IndyWatch Feed World"

A charity bus seized by police is unable to help underage prostitutes living on the streets of Reading until police make up their mind over a licensing spat, anti-homelessness campaigners have told RT. On Thursday, the bus belonging to Reading homelessness charity The Ark Project, was seized by Thames Valley Police and impounded amid claims that it was being driven with the incorrect license type. The bus had run into trouble the night before, when police threatened to tow the vehicle as it was considered an 'obstruction', parked across from the castle. Thames Valley Police Inspector Gavin Biggs, the Roads Policing officer, was involved in the seizure of the bus. He confirmed that 'Lenny' the charity bus had been impounded on Thursday. "A commercial vehicle was seized from Windsor Town centre...It was being driven otherwise in accordance with a licence, a man was reported for the offence and the vehicle was removed". On Friday, the charity hoped the bus would be returned to them after the royal wedding. Now, Ark Project CEO Michael Longsmith, said that police are refusing to release the bus until an expert can assess the vehicle. Longsmith said that, despite the charity working closely with police in the past with no issue, officials now need to assess what type of vehicle it is.

16:10

The royal wedding portraits are delightfully traditional "IndyWatch Feed World"

The British royals are seen surrounding the newly dubbed Duke and Duchess of Sussex following the televised nuptials at Windsor Castle.

The royal wedding occurred this past Saturday, but the tradition of staring at wedding pictures has only just begun. On Monday, Kensington Palace released the official portraits of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and the entire mishpacha.

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16:03

Jakarta's water woes "IndyWatch Feed World"

A court victory has rewarded civil society efforts to end water privatisation in the Indonesian capital but many questions remain unanswered.

16:03

Denver police terrorize high school looking for an absent student "IndyWatch Feed World"

Community members are horrified after they say police officers conducted a classroom-to-classroom search with guns drawn and interrogated teachers and students in a charter school, all to look for a student who was absent. While the police department released a statement justifying the incident, teachers are claiming that police are lying "to save face." "The staff and students were traumatized," Lucas Ketzer, principal at Rise Up Community School, told the Denver Post as he described the way a group of police officers raided the building in their search for a student who was not in attendance. Officers stormed the school and began searching the classrooms, and Ketzer said that when a science teacher "told officers they could not search her room without a warrant" they pushed her aside, and entered the classroom where they "pulled students out of their chairs, removed their hats and asked them for their IDs as they searched." "When I was sitting in class, they came bursting in, and then they were like in everybody's faces, like looking at us, and I felt so unsafe," student Mary Jimenez told Padres & Jvenes Unidos. She said the officers singled one student out, grabbed him by the arm, and forced him to remove his hat so that they could compare him to the photo of the student they were targeting.

16:01

Big Pharma vs. Natural Alternatives: The Agenda to Eradicate Competition "IndyWatch Feed World"

May 22nd, 2018 By Ryan Cristin Guest writer for Wake Up World Everyone has the simple desire to find happiness within themselves to find a state of well-being that can be carried throughout their lives. Sara is no different. Sara is a teacher who struggles with mental conditions for which she has been prescribed a bevy of medications. []

16:00

Capitalism Is Ultimately A Collectivist Enterprise "IndyWatch Feed World"

The logic by which capitalism is deemed most consistent with individuality is deeply flawed. What does it mean to value individualism? Independence? Does it mean, as my grandfather used to say, To... The post Capitalism Is Ultimately A Collectivist Enterprise appeared first on disinformation.

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16:00

The Toxic Home Transformation Summit: Online and FREE from June 25 July 1, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

If your home is toxic (and it probably is) youre NOT likely to be healthy! Having suffered in a home with a mold problem I know this topic is incredibly important. Thats why I was happy to join the Toxic Home Transformation Summit as a speaker. Click here to register for free and learn everything you need []

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15:58

U.S. Media Coverage of Royal Wedding Was Stupid and Useless "IndyWatch Feed World"

The imprisoned desperate people of Gaza continue to grieve over the Israeli slaughter of over 60 civilians during protests coinciding with the dedication of the illegally re-situated U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. Parents and relatives in Texas were mourning the deaths of 10 students and teachers in yet another horrific school shooting at the Santa Fe High School, near Houston.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump, who continued to offer his thoughts and prayers over another snuffing out of the lives of students and educators, while he and his fellow Republicans continue to pocket millions of campaign dollars from the National Rifle Association, threatened the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Justices Special Counsel, and the U.S. Postal Service in a manner befitting a La Cosa Nostra crime boss.

Trump believes that FBI confidential informants are actually spies and that he has the right to illegally cancel shipping contracts between the U.S. Postal Service and companies like Amazon. Trump is illegally using the presidency to financially damage Amazon because its owner, Jeff Bezos, owns The Washington Post, a frequent Trump critic. In normal times, such malfeasance of office would dominate the news cycle.

So, what did the U.S. corporate press decide was more important than mass murder in the Middle East and Texas or high crimes and misdemeanors  in the Oval Office? The answer is the royal pomp and ceremony of the Windsor, England wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The fascination of the American media with the British royal family has always been an enigma in a nation that fought a revolution against monarchical rule from Britain. Nevertheless, in the post-World War II era, U.S. press coverage of British royal funerals, coronations, and weddings was relatively restrained. The 1947 wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Royal Navy Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten was, by a decree from King George VI, a modest and frugal affair, with no grandstands lining London streets and no electricity wasted on floodlighting Westminster Abbey for the new medium of television. The 1947 royal wedding was forced to share the above-the-fold front page headline space in the November 21, 1947 New York Herald Tribune with President Trumans foreign aid bill for France, Italy, and Austria and Prime Minister Leon Blums attempt to form a Cabinet in France.

Journalists and editors decided there were much more important things going on in the world than to devote blanket coverage to an arcane ceremony, with historical roots in the largely abandoned ideology of feudalism and the divine right of kings. Gradually, however, the press decided that the masses should be tranquilized by entertainment and not information.

When King George VI died in 1952 at the age of 57, The New Yo...

15:56

Saudi Arabia: Womens Rights Advocates Arrested "IndyWatch Feed World"

 
(HRW) Saudi authorities since May 15, 2018, detained a total of seven prominent womens rights defenders, Human Rights Watch said today. The activists have long advocated ending the ban on women driving and abolishing the discriminatory male guardianship system. Among those arrested are Eman al-Nafjan and Lujain al-Hathloul, along with two male activists, but authorities have not revealed the reason behind the arrests.
Saudi rights defenders said that in September 2017 the royal court had called the countrys prominent activists, including some of those just detained, and warned them not to speak to the media. The calls were made the day the authorities announced that they would lift the driving ban on women in June. Saudi authorities should release the activists immediately or charge them with a recognizable criminal offense.
Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salmans reform campaign has been a frenzy of fear for genuine Saudi reformers who dare to advocate publicly for human rights or womens empowerment, said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. The message is clear that anyone expressing skepticism about the crown princes rights agenda faces time in jail.
Al-Nafjan and al-Hathloul have publicly advocated an end to discrimination against women for many years. They signed a September 2016 petition, which had more than 14,000 signatures, to King Salman asking him to abolish the male guardianship system. Under Saudis male guardianship system, women are not allowed to travel abroad, marry, or obtain a passport without the permission of a male guardian, who can be their father, husband, brother, or even their son. The activists had also participated in a campaign against the driving ban before the announcement that it would be lifted in June.
Authorities previously arrested al-Hathloul in November 2014 after she drove herself from Abu Dhabi to the Saudi border and attempted to cross. She was held at a juvenile detention center for 73 days before being released in February 2015. Authorities...

15:54

Major breakthrough: Syrian army declares Damascus area secure after clearing out ISIS-controlled pocket "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Syrian army has declared Damascus and its surrounds fully secure after regaining control of a former Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) stronghold in the southern part of the city. The army made the announcement in a televised statement after establishing control of the Damascus neighborhood of al-Hajar al-Aswad on Monday, according to local media. The military capture came after the Syrian Air Force raided terrorist sites and fortified points in the neighborhood, according to SANA. Infantry units reportedly stormed buildings where fighters were positioned and chased them down the streets.

15:54

Ethiopia says it will sue Dutch company over teff patent "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Ethiopian government says it will file charges at the International Court of Arbitration against the Dutch company that patented teff grain.

15:51

Beyond Fasting: What We Can All Learn From Ramadan "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Muslim holiday of Ramadan begins this week, and the first thing that many non-Muslims envision is a month of fasting under blazing desert suns.

Ramadan isnt as simple as that, even for Muslims who practice the holiday in the West. Muslims who observe Ramadan in majority non-Muslim countries face unique challenges. While many Muslims live in climates more hospitable than the Middle East, fasting hours at extreme latitudes, such as in Norway or Russia, can last more than 18 hours.

Being Muslim in the West also means having to intentionally create the space for the faith when immersed in a culture that does not celebrate the holiday month.

Its easier to fast in the Middle East, says Imam Omar Suleiman, president of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research in Irving, Texas. But when youre a minority community you appreciate togetherness a lot more.

Born and raised in New Orleans to Palestinian parents, Suleiman has gained national attention as a civil rights leader for his messages of inclusiveness. He says that the goal of Ramadan, as described in the Quran, goes beyond fasting to create God consciousness.

If Im more conscious of my food consumption and my physical activity, then certainly Ill be more conscious of my spiritual activity as well, Suleiman says.

Along with fasting, prayer and charity are also emphasized during this month. Muslims are reminded to rediscover the meaning of mercy and compassion, reflect on lifes meaning, and transcend superficial desires and consumerist addictions. It is the time to review life in a holistic way, a practice Muslims and non-Muslims alike can benefit from, and which isnt tied to any geographical location.

Youre essentially teaching yourself how to limit your consumption of something that is ordinarily permissible so that youre more conscious of other elements, Suleiman says.

Makkah Ali and Ikhlas Saleem, co-hosts of the Identity Politics podcast, use Ramadan as a time to control physical impulses, such a backbiting or anger, and renew their spirituality.

For me, to not eat or drink is the easiest part, Saleem says. The much more difficult part is remembering my character throughout the day.

We all express our faith differently.

Fasting during Ramadan is encouraged to go beyond abstaining from food and drink to include refraining from habits preventing people from being compassionate, healthy, and intellectual members of society.

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15:49

Dead humpback whale found at Ocean Shores, Washington "IndyWatch Feed World"

A dead humpback whale washed ashore Sunday morning at Ocean Shores. John Calambokidis, senior research biologist with Cascadia Research Collective, said the whale, a young female, was entangled in crab gear, which may have caused its death. The dead whale was seen floating off shore Friday and was reported to the Coast Guard. It was found washed ashore Sunday morning. Calambokidis described the whale as 28 and a half feet long and estimated that it was 1 to 2 years old. The whale will eventually be buried.

15:48

This company promised to stop deforestation. But 'Greenpeace caught them out' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Greenpeace has been watching APP (Asia Pulp & Paper), Indonesias largest pulp and paper company, to make sure it followed through on its promise to end deforestation.

15:43

Full stream ahead: Bulgaria wants natural gas pipeline directly from Russia "IndyWatch Feed World"

Amid talk of European energy security and diversification of gas supplies, Bulgaria has proposed building another pipeline to get gas directly from Russia, according to President Rumen Radev. The Balkan nation currently gets Russian natural gas by transit through Ukraine and other Gazprom customers in Europe. Last year, sales of the blue fuel to Bulgaria reached 3.3 billion cubic meters, 4.7 percent more than in 2016. "As for the supplies from Russia, Bulgaria needs drop shipment of the gas through the Black Sea. Let's call it 'Bulgarian Stream'," Radev said in an interview with Russian business daily Kommersant.

15:40

Why is the royal family website downplaying Meghan Markles acting career? "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Palace wants to rebrand Meghan Markle as primarily an activist, which falls in line with the royal family duties.

Meghan Markle is now officially part of the firm, i.e., the British royal family, which means she gets her own monarchy websiteexcept the inclusive move seems to heavily favor her charity work over her acting credits.

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15:38

Arizona Planning for Exodus of Californians to State in Event of Major Quake "IndyWatch Feed World"

Via: NBC: Government agencies, businesses and other organizations in Arizona plan to participate in an exercise to practice how the state would respond to a migration of 400,000 people following a catastrophic earthquake in Southern California. The Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs says participants in the National Mass Care Exercise in the coming []

15:36

Appeal to drop defamation cases against Kachin anti-war protesters "IndyWatch Feed World"

Myanmar should drop criminal defamation charges against three ethnic-Kachin human rights defenders, two Myanmar groups said today.

15:33

Flash flood strikes again in Ankara, Turkey - 2nd such event in 2 weeks "IndyWatch Feed World"

A mass clean up operation is underway after heavy rainfall caused parts of Ankara to flood. Roads turned into rivers as rain came down on the Turkish capital city. Dramatic footage showed people standing on top of their vehicles waiting for help. The flood waters damaged local shops causing severe damage. Firefighters have been helping the operation to save people stuck in the floods and clean up the city.

15:03

Report: Lyft has electric scooters on its mind "IndyWatch Feed World"

Lyft has apparently communicated with San Francisco transportation authorities about obtaining a scooter-rental permit.

On the heels of Ubers acquisition of Jump bikes, a new report says Lyft is looking into the scooter business.

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14:59

Killing Gaza: A Film on Life Under Siege "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hours before Australia joined the US as the only countries in the UN Human Rights Council to vote against an investigation into Israels killing of over 60 protesters in one day in Gazas no-go zone, I joined Sky News Australia to discuss the massacre and my and Dan Cohens new documentary on life under siege, Killing Gaza.

Watch | Max Blumenthal talks Gaza on Sky News Australia

You can watch the trailer below and purchase the complete film here.

In the Electronic Intifada, I profiled a few of the survivors of war who appear in Killing Gaza:

In the town of Khuzaa, in southeastern Gaza, we met Hani al-Najjar, who returned to his home after the Israeli military pulled back, only to find six corpses in his bathroom, all charred, bound and gagged, and blown to bits by an Israeli grenade.

Outside the city of Rafah, in southern Gaza, we met 19-year-old Mahmoud Abu Said, who had been taken as a human shield by Israeli soldiers and held in front of a window in his own home while those soldiers sniped at his neighbors from over his shoulders.

And in Gaza City, we encountered residents of Zafir 4 and the Italian Compound, residential towers that had been blasted to pieces by Israeli jets in the final days of the war for no other purpose than to teach Gazas educated middle class a lesson.

Standing by the rubble of what was once his home outside Rafah, and next to a destroyed taxi that used to belong to his son who was shot in the head by an Israeli sniper, Suleiman al-Zugheibi delivered a testimony of trauma and defiance that was all too common among those we met.

Weve suffered for the past 60 years because of Israel, al-Zugheibi told us. War after war after war. Bombing after bombing after bombing. You build a house, they destroy it. You raise a child, they kill him, he said. Whatever they do the United States, Israel, the whole world, well keep r...

14:58

Barack and Michelle Obama are officially in business with Netflix "IndyWatch Feed World"

The former president and first lady have set up a production company to create a wide variety of material for the streaming service.

Netflix has been building up quite the talent roster over the past few years. Theyve signed up marquee names like Chris Rock and Amy Schumer for comedy specials, stars like Will Smith to appear in original movies, and directors like Martin Scorsese to direct them. Even by those standards, however, the streaming services latest recruits manage to up the prestige factor considerably.

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14:56

Lightning strikes have killed at least 50 people and 52 cattle across Cambodia so far in 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Lightning strikes have killed at least 50 people thus far this year, a government official said on Friday. Keo Vy, spokesman for the National Committee for Disaster Management, said in a statement that since January, 50 people have been killed and another 37 injured, while 52 cattle were killed and more than ten houses were damaged. "Everyone must be careful during rainstorms and beware of lightning," he said. "Most will occur in April, May and June. It is a dangerous period for natural disasters." Shortly after Mr Vy's statement was issued, two more people were killed as they slept after being struck with lightning at their home in Ratanakkiri province's Veun Sai district.

14:53

Margaret River shootings: Australian grandfather taking antidepressant medication before murders "IndyWatch Feed World"

Early last Friday morning, grandfather Peter Miles shot dead his wife Cynda, 58, the couples daughter Katrina, 35, and grandchildren Taye, 13, Rylan, 12, Arye, 10, and Kayden, 8, at their farm in Osmington, east of Margaret River. It is believed that Miles had started taking antidepressant medication just weeks before, something that close friends believe []

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14:48

Autism and the Extreme Male Brain "IndyWatch Feed World"

As you know from my last post, altright.com is down and it is unclear when it will be coming back. Arktos helped run altright.com and

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14:44

De Blasio orders NYPD to stop marijuana arrests ahead of 'likely' legalization "IndyWatch Feed World"

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has reportedly ordered the NYPD not to arrest people for smoking marijuana in public ahead of outright legalization of the drug in the city. Currently, only medical marijuana is legal in NYC. The mayor flagged the policy change on social media last week, but city hall aides told the media on Sunday that the order has been given to the NYPD. The move will form part of a 30-day trial to address the racial disparity in arrests throughout the city designed to "overhaul and reform" drug enforcement policies. In addition, de Blasio will create a task force whose sole purpose is to prepare New York City for legalization in terms of public smoking, zoning regulations for dispensaries and public health campaigns. De Blasio has long opposed decriminalizing marijuana but recognises that legalization seems inevitable, especially after successes elsewhere in the US. "With marijuana legalization likely to occur in our state in the near future, it is critical our city plans for the public safety, health and financial consequences involved," the NYC chief said in a statement, as cited by the New York Daily News.

14:43

For Ecuador, Currying Favor with Washington is as Simple as Sacrificing Julian Assange "IndyWatch Feed World"

LONDON For all practical purposes, whistleblower and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is now a prisoner in asylum at the Embassy of Ecuador in London, facing the torture of near-total isolation from the outside world and hanging by the thread of the Andean states dwindling hospitality.

On Thursday, the Australian who, strangely enough, was given Ecuadorian citizenship last December faced a new layer of precariousness atop his six-year refuge, when Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno ordered that additional security assigned to the building be withdrawn.

According to Ecuadors government, the London Embassy will now have the same level of security enjoyed by the other ambassadorial facilities the Andean nation maintains throughout the globe.

Since March, Ecuador has applied new pressure on Assange, beginning with the withdrawal of Assanges internet connection. Authorities claim this move was in response to his interference, in the form of comments on Spains repression of Catalonian independence advocates and British accusations that Russia poisoned an ex-spy.

The move also coincided with a visit by two top-level officials from U.S. Southern Command to Quito for discussions to renew U.S.-Ecuador security ties. These had largely been frozen following the 2009 shuttering of the U.S. Air Force base in the coastal city of Manta, a major hub of U.S. espionage activity in the region.

Speaking to Sputnik, veteran journalist John Pilger commented:

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14:36

3 monk seals found dead off Oahu, Hawaii "IndyWatch Feed World"

NOAA officials are stressing the importance of reporting monk seal sightings following the discovery of three dead seals around Oahu this week. The first dead monk seal was discovered Tuesday. NOAA officials say RK60 was found floating offshore in Kaneohe Bay. The second discovery was made in Laie on Wednesday when a female pup was found dead. A day later, an adult female seal was found dead in Kahuku. That seal has been identified as Ua Malie, and is believed to be the dead pup's mother. On all three seals, officials conducted examinations to determine the cause of death.

14:36

Paul Krugman cries 'treason' after media outs Stefan Halper as FBI infiltrator "IndyWatch Feed World"

Friday's outing of longtime CIA and MI6 asset Stefan Halper as an FBI asset sent to infiltrate the Trump campaign has social media abuzz today. Reactions have ranged from celebration to outrage, with little inbetween. To recap, after two weeks of hunting for a "mole" in the Trump campaign, the New York Times and Washington Post both printed incredibly detailed descriptions of Halper - printing all but his name, solidly corroborating a March report by the Daily Caller's Chuck Ross about Halper's meetings with the Trump aides. Neither publication give Ross credit, of course. Somehow several anti-Trump intellectuals got their wires crossed, conflating President Trump and Senate Intel Committee Chair Devin Nunes' calls for transparency by the DOJ, with the actual media outlets that exposed Halper.

14:36

Syria receives the latest anti tank missiles from Russia "IndyWatch Feed World"

'Moderate' extremists in Syria had better watch out! Syria has some upgraded military hardware for quality 'moderate' neutralization with the Kornet-D anti tank missile systems at their disposal. Al-Masdar News reports:

14:35

The political 'nobility' in the US Congress "IndyWatch Feed World"

Saturday's wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is creating another surge of American royal mania, and with a particular twist - besotted chatter about their offspring someday running for Congress, or even president, while remaining in the line of succession to the British throne. It's a fanciful notion, regardless of whether the Los Angeles actress retains dual citizenship after she passes her British citizenship test, because the Constitution prevents titled nobles from taking federal office. But the larger point is this: The U.S. electorate remains as fascinated as ever with influential families on both sides of the Atlantic and, perhaps as a result, has only occasionally declined to expand the power of the clans that have sought to foster an American political royal lineage over the past two centuries. People named Adams, Harrison, Taft, Roosevelt, Rockefeller and, more recently, Kennedy or Bush have won far more elections than they've lost.

14:35

Insects Face Calamitous Habitat Loss "IndyWatch Feed World"

Habitat loss may soon mean half the worlds insects, and many plants and animals as well, could find themselves without their familiar home ranges.

Right now, climate scientists warn, global planetary temperatures are on course to rise 3.2C [5.76 F] above the average for most of human history. They have already risen by about 1C [1.8 F] in the last 100 years.

And if they do, then 49% of insects, 44% of plants and 26% of vertebrates could lose more than half of their ranges.

If the 195 nations that agreed in Paris in 2015 to take steps to restrict global warming to a target of 1.5C [2.7 F] keep their pledges, only 6% of insects, 8% of plants and 4% of vertebrates will experience severe reductions in their ranges. Even half a degree makes a huge difference.

Insects are particularly sensitive to climate change. At 2C [3.6 F] warming, 18% of the 31,000 insects we studied are projected to lose more than half their range. This is reduced to 6% at 1.5C. But even at 1.5C, some species lose larger proportions of their range, said Rachel Warren of the University of East Anglia, who led the study.

The current global warming trajectory, if countries meet their international pledges to reduce CO2, is around 3C [5.4 F]. In this case, almost 50% of insects would lose half their range.

These figures are projections based on a sample of animal and plant studies: the sample is however one of the largest undertaken.

Professor Warren and colleagues from Australia report in the journal Science that they studied data involving 34,000 insects and other invertebrates, 8,000 birds, 1,800 reptiles, 1,000 amphibians and 71,000 plants, and took into account the capacity of each species to move to new habitat as the world warms.

Pattern of Alarm

Such studies build on evidence assembled piecemeal, sometimes over many decades, about the impact of humanity on its fellow citizens of the planet. This evidence confirms a consistent pattern of alarm.

Researchers have established repeatedly that ecosystems already under pressure from human invasion are made more vulnerable by global warming and climate change. More precisely, German scientists have established that the s...

14:28

New Zealand: Northlanders Living in Cars as Housing Crisis Hits Hard "IndyWatch Feed World"

We had a couple with five children turn up to Playcentre. Theyre living in tents. They fled Wellington with a plan to build some sort of shack on a small piece of land that they bought a couple of valleys over from us. Until that happens: Tents. Both mum and dad had been in the []

14:15

Yoda: Deep Throat II Fat Boy aka Cambridge Zero Stefan Halper Outed as FBIs Penetration of Trump Campaign UPDATE 1 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Shades of Java the Hutt the Deep States fat boy, former Iran=Contra banker, former Dirty Trickster against Jimmy Carter for Ronald Reagan, married into CIA, paid by the Pentagon, used by the FBI against our President, with a Turkish joy girl as his assistant paid to seduce marks? Cambridge Zero, not to be compared to the Cambridge Five.

Four links and commentary below the fold.

20180517 EXCLUSIVE: Cambridge Prof With CIA, MI6 Ties Met With Trump Adviser During Campaign, Beyond

20160518 Informant Spied on Trump Campaign Before the FBI Officially Began Its Probe

20180519 Cambridge professor outed as FBI informant inside Trump campaign

20180519 The FBI Informant Who Monitored the Trump Campaign, Stefan Halper, Oversaw a CIA Spying Operation in the 1980 Presidential Election

20180521 Say hello to the FBI mole inside the Trump campaign

20180521 Who Is Stefan Halper? Meet the FBI Informant Inside Trumps 2016 Campaign

Tip of the Hat to  Contributing Editor Berto Jongman for Sorcha Faal narrative

Phi Beta Iota: Fat Boy as President Donald Trump will no doubt label him, is the quintessential Deep State errand boy.  A careful reading of the various articles make it clear that he came up through the neo-conservative pro-Zionist ranks, was rewarded with a bank leadership positio...

14:13

Steve Mnuchin hopes the DOJ will take a serious look at internet monopolies "IndyWatch Feed World"

These issues deserve to be reviewed carefully, Mnuchin said in a CNBC interview

Last night, 60 Minutes aired a segment that aimed to shine a light on antitrust questions raised by Googles growing marketplace power. In the wake of the story, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was asked about Google and the internet economy when he stopped by CNBC on Monday morning.

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14:10

Supreme Court Rules for Businesses Over Workers "IndyWatch Feed World"

WASHINGTONThe Supreme Court says employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to dispute their pay and conditions in the workplace, an important victory for business interests.

The justices ruled 5-4 Monday, with the courts conservative members in the majority, that businesses can force employees to individually use arbitration, not the courts, to resolve disputes.

The outcome does not affect people represented by labor unions, but an estimated 25 million employees work under contracts that prohibit collective action by employees who want to raise claims about some aspect of their employment.

The result could prompt a new round of lawsuits aimed at limiting class or collective action to raise allegations of racial discrimination.

The Trump administration backed the businesses, reversing the position the Obama administration took in favor of employees.

The courts task was to reconcile federal laws that seemed to point in different directions. On the one hand, New Deal labor laws explicitly gave workers the right to band together. On the other, the older Federal Arbitration Act encourages the use of arbitration, instead of the courts.

Justice Neil Gorsuch, writing for the majority, said the contracts are valid under the arbitration law. As a matter of policy these questions are surely debatable. But as a matter of law the answer is clear, Gorsuch wrote.

In dissent for the courts liberals, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called the decision egregiously wrong and likely to lead to huge underenforcement of federal and state stautes designed to advance the well-being of vulnerable workers. Ginsburg said that the individual complaints can be very small in dollar terms, scarcely of a size warranting the expense of seeking redress alone. Ginsburg read a summary of her dissent aloud.

The National Labor Relations Board, breaking with the administration, argued that contracts requiring employees to waive their right to collective action conflict with the labor laws. Business interests were united in favor of the contracts.

Lower courts had split over the issue. The high court considered three cases two in which appeals courts ruled that such agreements cant be enforced and a third in which the appeals court said they are valid.

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14:01

Billionaires got $1.8 trillion richer in 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"

2017 wealth tiers within billionaires, Credit: Wealth-X

By Eric London from the USA:

Wealth-X report shows billionaires gained $1.8 trillion in 2017

21 May 2018

American television viewers and newspaper readers were inundated this weekend with banner headlines and around-the-clock coverage of the royal wedding of Prince Harry of the British House of Windsor and his American partner, Meghan Markle.

The major networks deployed an army of reporters to present the wedding as an historic event. CNN called it an electrifying affair that will live long in the memory. ABC called the wedding a love locomotive, while the phrase A Modern Fairytale appeared as an on-screen banner. The coverage provided no hint that the United States was born out of a violent struggle against the British crowna revolution that produced a Constitution banning titles of nobility.

How is the fawning praise for aristocracy by the American media establishment to be explained?

It is rooted in the staggering growth of social inequality, which continues to enrich a modern-day financial aristocracy that exercises oligarchic rule all over the world. The historically unprecedented concentration of wealth at the very pinnacle of society inevitably breeds envy of the British nobility, with its titles and caste privileges, within the ruling elite of the American republic and its well-paid apologists.

The material and social basis of this longing for monarchy finds new documentation in the publication last week of the Wealth-X Billionaire Census. It shows that a tiny group of billionaires is continuing to increase the immense scale of the fortunes it has amassed at the expense of billions of workers and poor people worldwide....

14:00

Amazon Kindle: Peace in the Middle East: Denuclearizing Israel, Restoring Palestine, and More (Trump Revolution Book 30) "IndyWatch Feed World"

Amazon Kindle Page

Everybody has this wrong Trump is not bluffing and he is not Netanyahus puppet. What has really happened here is that Xi, Trump, and Putin agreed over a year ago to take down the Deep State. The denuclearization of Korea, combined with the destruction of the old banking order, will be followed by the denuclearization of Israel and the restoration of Palestine. We are at the beginning of a 1,000 year period of peace and prosperity for all.

It is difficult for those who are convinced that Trump is a moron, a loose-cannon, a ham-fisted bully, to see that there is a completely different positive interpretation of what Trump is doing in the Middle East. The unification and denuclearization of the Koreas, which no one wanted to believe when I brought that story back from Japan, is the truth-teller. If that is possible, anything is possible.

As China displaces France in Iran, as Iran, Iraq, and Turkey hold secret consultations on what to do about the Kurds (and the Zionists arming and training the Kurds at US expense), as Iran (and perhaps other Middle Eastern states) prepare to reveal the names of all European leaders accepting bribes since the 1990s to betray their respective publics, the time is right for a multinational Middle East Summit for Peace.

Here are the eight topics that I propose Putin discuss, first with Arab leaders as well as the leaders of Turkey and Iran, and then with Xi and Trump. This should be a presidential summit the staffs are inconsequential and an encumbrance.

  1. Denuclearization of the Middle East including Israel
  2. Peace between the Sunnis and the Shiites
  3. Jerusalem and perhaps Mecca as international cities
  4. Restoration of Palestine
  5. Creation of a Kurdish Confederacy (no changes to existing national borders)
  6. Repatriation of all unemployed Muslims from Europe back to Arabia, and reparations for Iraq
  7. Creation of a post-Western post-fossil fuel economy with unlimited desalinated water
  8. Creation of a regional Open Source Agency and network with information and engineering bureaus sufficient to create prosperity for all at 10% the cost of the failed Western economic paradigm.

14:00

FBI Files: Scientists and Medical Professionals "IndyWatch Feed World"

Below you will find various FBI files on prominent scientists and medical professionals from around the world.

Declassified Scientist and Medical Professional FBI Files

 Abramson, Harold Alexander  [20 Pages, 9.9 MB]  Harold Alexander Abramson (November 27, 1899 September 1980) was an American physician (allergist and pediatrician) noted as an early advocate of therapeutic LSD. He played a significant role in CIAs MKULTRA program to investigate the military applications of LSD.
Lester Breslow Breslow, Lester  [ 396 Pages, 19.83 MB ]  Lester Breslow (March 17, 1915, in Bismarck, ND, USA April 9, 2012, in Los Angeles) was an American physician who promoted public health. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota, which is also where he received his MD and MPH. Dr. Breslow served in the United States Army during World War II, and when he returned took a position with the California State Department of Public Health. While in medical school he was studying to be a psychiatrist, and as a junior he worked for a summer in the Fergus Falls Minnesota State Hospital for the Insane. His experience there left him discouraged once he realized that in that time, there was not much they could do for those patients except keep them out of harms way. When he returned to medical school for his senior year he told a friend on his, also a faculty member, about his feelings and was introduced to a new profe...

13:50

Healthy Gut Experts Summit 2.0: Register for FREE! "IndyWatch Feed World"

When I was asked to participate in the Healthy Gut Experts Summit 2.0 I knew that this would be something you would all appreciate. Im grateful every day that we have created a community of people who are interested in and concerned about being as healthy as possible.  Learn How To Heal Your Digestion Naturally []

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13:42

With iZettle acquisition, PayPal looks to block Squares overseas ambitions "IndyWatch Feed World"

PayPal agreed to buy iZettle, known as the Square of Europe, for $2.2 billion in cash on Thursday.

Well, that was awkward. Last week, PayPal agreed to buy iZettle, known as the Square of Europe, for $2.2 billion in cash, making the deal the payments companys largest acquisition to date. Bloomberg, in its write-up of the deal, used a picture of a Square checkout register, rather than iZettles copycat productas Square was quick to note on Twitter.

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13:30

Ezili Danto: Windsors Last Gasp The Appropriation of Meghan Markle and Her Blackness to Extend Empire "IndyWatch Feed World"

Ezili Danto

Make no mistake. The royal wedding is a strategic move by the House of Windsor to rebrand and survive

zili Dants brief note on a Black woman marrying into the royal House of Windsor on Malcolm Xs birthday (below the fold)

Sooooo, England doesnt have a Black presence?

I wont give you a litany of the House of Windsors history with genocide, monopoly capitalism, enslavement of Blacks, plunder, pillage, the deceit, weaponized drugs, their imperialism templates, general destruction of Black history, people, information and artifacts worldwide nor Britains current participation in the recolonization of Africa through AFRICOM and Haiti with the UN proxy presence in Haiti. Lets just simplify and ask: What about justice for the Windrush generation? (Go to Britains Windrush generation threatened with deportation Deportation scandal hits thousands who helped rebuild U.K. after WWII https://goo.gl/hZ78MS).

Does the Empires love marriage today, between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, extend love to the Windrush generation in England who, like the 1929 Haitian-Dominicans in the DR, are threatened with civil genocide, ethnic cleansing, and expulsions? Extend to us? Or, is Meghan Markle an Obama with titswhere her personal success is used politically to emphasize the end of racism in England?

What does it mean that Markle maintained her cultural anchor in the middle of all that Buckingham Palace whiteness? That she didnt submerge her Blackness? Wasnt this royal wedding fanfare also a real political and strategic move by the House of Windsor to rebrand and survive? And how should we feel about the lone Black mother, who raised her child alone, standing alone at the wedding? Could Doria Loyce Ragland have followed protocol and, at least, accepted an escort from Buckingham Palaceto celebrate the marriage of her daughter, now the Duchess of Sussex. Where was her Black family, sister girlfriends? Was it choice, courage, feminism or what? These are questions involving the Black woman narrative. All this made the ceremony interesting and unique. But above all, this was also a teaching moment a US story related to the Black Civil-Rights industry integration stories. A mulatto factor/tragic Black elite story about re-entrenching collective Black op...

13:28

Its like viper venom for your brain, yet the risk is rarely recognized "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Dr. Mercola In the featured video, Xiren, host of Know How Things Work, interviews Oram Miller, building biology environmental consultant, electromagnetic radiation specialist in Los Angeles, and director of learning and development for the Institute for Building Biology and Ecology (IBE, www.hbelc.org). Many of Millers clients have electromagnetic sensitivities, but some simply want to []

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13:00

This is what it took for me to quit a job I hated "IndyWatch Feed World"

This writer had been putting off leaving a job she didnt like. But one particular moment compelled her to take action.

It was my birthday. Id come into the office earlier than usual to get a jump start on my workload so that I would be able to sneak out on time to meet a group of people for a celebratory dinner.

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13:00

These are the books Bill Gates says to read this summer "IndyWatch Feed World"

His annual beach reading list includes a biography of da Vinci, award-winning fiction, and new ways of thinking about global progress.

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates may spend heavily on vaccines and aid programs, but he seems to recognize that the one of the things that money cant buy is more knowledge.

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12:48

Aftershock below the sea near Bodrum, Turkey August 8, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Based on the present earthquake parameters (Magnitude, Depth, Population, etc) and our experience with earthquake damage impact, earthquake-report.com does expect at least some slight damage like cracks in walls, fallen tiles, etc. especially in houses or constructions already damaged during the mainshock.

 

  • Bodrum  Het duurde ongeveer 2 seconden
  • Datca  maybe 2 quakes much shaking in town.
  • Torba  Moderate shaking
  • Gumbet  Light shaking
  • Kos  2 a 3 seconden.
  • Bodrum  War ein leichtes wach rtteln nichts ist kaputt
  • Bodrum  Moderate shaking
  • Kos  1-2 seconds, no damage
  • Torba bodrum  1 secousse 8 h am le7/8/2017 dure 2 seconde avec bruit 2 secousses dans la nuit du 8/8/2017 dure de 1a 3 seconde avec bruit du craquement
  • Kos  Moderate shaking
  • Bodrum  Light shaking
  • Kusadasi  Moderate shaking
  • kokkari  3 seconden
  • kokkari  3 seconden
  • Kos  Light shaking
  • Milas/Mula, Turkey  The villa we are holidaying shook for around 7 seconds. Furniture and objects moved. This was around 10.30 this morning,so may have been an aftershock
  • Torba  Duration was 2/3 seconds
  • Kos  Light shaking
  • Marmaris  Het gebouw trilde en wij zitten in het hotel op de 5e etage. En hebben een beving gevoeld want wij gingen ook heen en weer duurde een seconde of 5
  • Mastichari  5-10 seconds
  • Tigaki  Light shaking
  • Bodrum  Sterke trilling op de grond. Glazen vielen wel om, verder niks.
  • Kardamena  Slight shaking for around 5 seconds.
  • Rhodos  Ongeveer 5 sec alsof er een flinke vrachtwagen voorbij reed. Op 4e verdieping hotel.
  • Kardamena  5 sekund, zero zniszcze
  • Kos  Moderate shaking
  • Rhodos  Rond 10.40 licht schudden, lag in bed duurde ongeveer 3 seconden
  • Kos  Light shaking
  • Kos  Light shaking

 

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12:35

Giraffes, new research "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video is called Giraffes 101 | National Geographic Wild.

From the University of Bristol in England:

Giraffes surprise biologists yet again

May 18, 2018

New research from the University of Bristol has highlighted how little we know about giraffe behaviour and ecology.

It is commonly accepted that group sizes of animals increase when there is a risk of predation, since larger group sizes reduce the risk of individuals being killed, and there are many eyes to spot any potential predation risk.

Now, in the first study of its kind, Bristol PhD student Zoe Muller from the School of Biological Sciences has found that this is not true for giraffes, and that the size of giraffe groups is not influenced by the presence of predators.

Zoe Muller said: This is surprising, and highlights how little we know about even the most basic aspects of giraffe behaviour.

This study investigates how the grouping behaviour of giraffes differed in response to numerous factors, such as predation risk, habitat type and the characteristics of individuals.

Habitat type had some effect on group size, but the main effect on group size was in the behaviour of adult females, who were found to be in smaller groups when they had calves.

This is contrary to another popular belief that female giraffes form large groups to communally care for their young this study, published this week in the Journal of Zoology presents the first evidence to show that actually, the opposite is true.

Giraffe populations have declined by 40 percent in the last 30 years, and there are now thought to be fewer than 98,000 individuals remaining in the wild.

In recognition of their drastic decline in the wild, they have recently been listed as ...

12:32

What did Putin mean by withdrawing foreign armed forces from Syria? "IndyWatch Feed World"

one shouldnt be surprised to see a high-level visitor or two from Syria or Iran to Russia rather soon, after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus visit to Moscow the previous day.

So no surprise for Al-Monitor readers that both Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have since come calling in Russia.

Last week, we described in this column Vladimir Putins role as go-to mediator between Iran and Israel. The US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) may have, inadvertently, strengthened Putins hand. Moscows good offices are, for now, the only diplomatic venue available where both sides can pass messages and expect them to be faithfully delivered. Russian diplomacy has since shifted into even higher gear on Syria.

Hamidreza Azizi writes, Irans decision not to widen the scope of its confrontation with Israel in Syria could be interpreted as another component of Tehrans approach in the face of the Wests new activism. As such, Iran does not see any need for an escalation, since by maintaining close cooperation with Russia it sees the Israeli issue as something manageable down the road. This derives mostly from the view that if Russia finally takes new steps to enhance the Syrian militarys defense capabilities, and especially by providing it with S-300 air defense systems, Iranian forces in Syria would be far less likely to face Israeli attacks in the future. At the same time, Iran is trying not to provoke Moscow to take Israels side, thereby preserving a meaningful level of distance between the Russian and Israeli positions.

Assads meeting with Putin in Sochi on May 17 came two days after diplomats from the...

12:30

Youve probably been hiring the wrong kind of data scientist "IndyWatch Feed World"

Not everyone who can talk about entropy loss has the engineering skills to back it up. And not every hiring manager knows the difference between clickers and coders.

Companies are having a notoriously hard time hiring data scientists, and its partly a self-created problem. Employers badly in need of data scientists dont always understand exactly what a data scientist is. And in a tight market for tech talent, many candidates are more than willing to exploit that ignorance.

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12:20

France Expands Its Military Presence In Syria "IndyWatch Feed World"

France has stepped up its military presence in Syria along the border with Iraq, joining US forces to support Kurdish militants who are being used by the United States to partition Syria. Earlier this month, [...]

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12:13

How the FDA's new definition for 'Natural' food could affect your pantry "IndyWatch Feed World"

What does "natural" mean? Debating the definition of the word is like debating whether people see colors the same way. Is your "natural" wine like my "natural" quinoa? We're all on the same page about trans fats, thanks to the FDA's 2006 requirement that they be declared on Nutrition Labels. The same goes for "organic," which the U.S. Department of Agriculture clarified in 2000 as being free of synthetic chemicals. But when it comes to defining "natural" food, we're still on our own. The term first appeared on labels in the 1970s, and it rose in popularity as shoppers embraced the health-associated buzzword in their pantries. In 2015, about 60 percent of surveyed consumers thought packaged foods labeled "natural" were made with no toxic pesticides, no artificial colors or ingredients, and no GMOs. Between 80 and 85 percent of them thought that "natural" should indicate each of those three things.

12:02

More pro-environment activism needed "IndyWatch Feed World"

Protesters stage a climate camp outside the European Climate Exchange in Bishopsgate, London, in 2009

By Ian Sinclair in Britain:

Monday, May 21, 2018

A rejuvenated green movement is needed now more than ever

LOOKING back from today, we can now see the mid to late-2000s marked a high point in activism, media interest and government action regarding climate change in Britain.

Increasingly large and prominent Climate Camps, drawing attention to climate endangering infrastructure, were organised every year between 2006 and 2010.

The direct group Plane Stupid occupied runways and the roof of Parliament to highlight the danger of airport expansion and Climate Rush, inspired by the suffragettes campaign for the womens vote, carried out media-friendly actions, including a picnic at Heathrow departures and dumping a pile of horse manure on Jeremy Clarksons driveway.

With documentaries such as An Inconvenient Truth in 2006 and The Age of Stupid in 2009 attracting huge audiences, David Camerons Tories sensed the shift in public opinion and rebranded themselves as an environmentally friendly party.

The slogan vote blue, go green was adopted and famously the old Etonian hugged a husky.

Ridiculous and shameless as this PR campaign was, the political arms race created by Camerons supposed green shift both proved the power of the green movement and produced the political landscape it needed to win several important victories for the cl...

12:00

BBC hypes World Cup with a stunning 600-frame tapestry animation "IndyWatch Feed World"

The broadcaster took an ancient storytelling medium of tapestry and turned it into a thoroughly modern piece of marketing.

What: The BBCs World Cup coverage trailer that depicts star players and memorable moments of past tournaments with stitched tapestry animation.

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11:53

Syrian military seizes large amount of weapons and medical equipment in southern Damascus "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Syrian military police inside of the three southern Damascus towns of Babila, Beit Sahm, and Yalda uncovered another large cache of equipment left behind by the rebel forces. The seized military equipment included telecommunication devices, mortar shells, mortar launchers, gas masks, grenades, et al. As shown in the pictures released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) below, the large cache of equipment was stored in a large warehouse in this part of southern Damascus:

11:52

44 Years Ago Sagan & NASA Sent A Message Into Space 27 Years Later We Got This Response "IndyWatch Feed World"

In 1974, a broadcast (known as the Arecibo message) put together by Carl Sagan and colleagues was sent into space via radio waves at a special ceremony to celebrate the remodelling of the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico.

It was the most powerful broadcast ever deliberately beamed out into space. Directed at a star cluster sitting approximately 25,000 light years away, it consisted of a pictorial message depicting our planets location in our solar system, the core principles of our math and science, and the NASA antenna used to transmit the signal in the hopes that it would be interpreted by an extraterrestrial intelligence.

The message also included details about human beings, such as our physical appearance and DNA code. The signal was a million times stronger than the typical TV transmission. You can see the message in the cover photo (above).

27 years later, in 2001, the crop circle phenomenon gained some well-deserved attention when a pattern in the form of a response to the 1974 broadcast appeared right next to Britains largest telescope, the Chilbolton, and observatory, home to the worlds largest fully steerable meteorological radar.


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11:50

Kelly Clarkson proposes a moment of action on guns at the Billboard Music Awards "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Billboard Awards host was supposed to do a moment of silence for the victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting. Instead, she decided to do the opposite.

As mass shootings have become increasingly deadly and commonplace, more and more Americans thoughts on gun control seem to be evolving. Some of them have even done so in full view of the public eye.

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11:46

Land-grabbing and the Financialization of Agricultural Land "IndyWatch Feed World"

On the occasion of the publication of the report Transnational Corporations and Land speculation in Brazil by Rede Social de Justia e Direitos Humanos (Network for Social Justice and Human Rights), Mary Taylor of LeftEast spoke with  Fbio Pitta, Devlin Kuyek and Attila Szcs about the broader implications of their findings.

Mary: First, can you to speak a bit about the report. What are the the conditions of financialization of agricultural land and its consequences in Brazil?

Fbio: Financialization of agricultural land is not new in Brazil. It is related to the financialization of capitalism, since the 1970s. David Harvey, Franois Chesnais, Robert Kurz (among others) have grasped this process, when the centrality or the mediation of capitalist society became dependent on the circulation of financial capital on global terms. Financial investment in farmland had an important shift at that moment in Brazil and it was related to the increase of external indebtedness of public and private debt of the Brazilian economy. Agroindustry developed there at that moment and the increase in farmland prices was explicit. Rolling over indebtedness was the logic of capitalist enterprise everywhere, and also in Brazil. In the 1990s, with the Brazilian debt crisis and neoliberalism, agricultural expansion was very slow, and land prices decreased at that moment. That also allowed small agrarian reforms in the Brazilian countryside.

The main shift occurred after the 2003 bubble in commodity prices, that burst in 2008/2009, after subprime crisis in the USA. Between these bubbles , agroindustry in Brazil increased in area, production, and productivity (including soybean, sugarcane, corn, cotton and timberland). That increase promoted the expulsion of labor from the production process, generating structural unemployment (also called the crisis of labor) and raising the issue of how capitalism could accumulate over surplus value if all its production processes have less and less labor to be exploited.

Rolling over indebtedness throughout this financialization process changed into asset price inflation, the same character driving commodity prices all over the world, and real estate prices in the USA, Great Britain and Spain higher and higher. The logic of capitalist bubbles was at the core of the reproduction of (fictitious) capital.

Actually, the commodities prices burst was related to the subprime crisis, from the end of 2007 and onward. The logic of capital accumulation based on financialization / fictionalization of the economy and of everyday life is the logic that determines the world today, as capitalism is the...

11:29

Military psychologist arrested for sexually assaulting trauma patients using 'exposure therapy' excuse "IndyWatch Feed World"

A psychologist working at Travis Air Force Base near Sacremento has been arrested for sexually assaulting his patients after multiple patients accused him of misconduct and claimed that they are now "even more traumatized" because of the abuse they endured at the hands of the man who was supposed to help them. According to a report from CBS Sacremento, Dr. Heath Sommer was working with rape victims who were sexually assaulted while deployed in the military. But instead of helping them, he added to the abuse. Sommer reportedly used "exposure therapy" as an excuse to victimize his patients under the pretense of an experimental treatment. Exposure therapy is a psychological treatment where people are forced to confront their fears or traumas, and while this technique has many great applications, sexual assault is obviously not one of them. It was revealed that the abuse occurred between 2010 and 2016, but it is not clear how many victims there actually were. Sommer now faces charges of sexual battery, rape, and oral copulation, to which he pled not guilty earlier this week.

11:26

Santa Fe High School weapons policy states firearms and ammunition prohibited "IndyWatch Feed World"

The weapons policy of Santa Fe High School in Texas makes clear that no firearms, imitation firearms, BB guns, or ammunition is allowed on campus. The Substitute Teacher Handbook says, "Employees, visitors, and students, including those with a license to carry a handgun, are prohibited from bringing firearms, illegal knives, or other weapons onto school premises or any grounds or building where a school-sponsored activity takes place."

11:19

Water, Power & Discontent "IndyWatch Feed World"

Early last year an article in the Guardian reminded me of work I had done in Montenegro in an earlier decade. The work was among the most impactful in my life, both professionally and personally, but the reminder was more a warning than a celebration. Something similar just happened with work I carried out in the region Rachel Dixon, a travel writer for the Guardian, brought to my attention with the film above, mentioned in this article:

Adventure in Albania: kayaking in one of Europes final frontiers

With wild rivers, mountains and Unesco sites aplenty, Albania is emerging as an exciting Mediterranean destination but its wilderness could be devastated by huge dam-building projects

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11:15

NYPD is investigating Mario Batali, who was plotting a comeback "IndyWatch Feed World"

The embattled chef is being investigated by the NYPD over the sexual misconduct charges that triggered his downfall late last year.

As the pace has slowed down on famous men getting exposed as abusers, the conversation has turned more toward long-term consequencesor lack thereof. Lets not forget that the #MeToo phenomenon began in tandem with the rollout of the film Daddys Home 2, which featured the thoroughly disgraced Mel Gibson in his first family-friendly role in a decade.

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11:10

Maduro easily wins another term as Venezuelan president after main opposition boycotts election - US livid "IndyWatch Feed World"

Nicolas Maduro has been declared the winner of Sunday's presidential election, which saw a 46.1 percent turnout, according to Venezuela's electoral council, after the opposition branded the vote a fraud and called for a boycott. With 92.6 percent of the vote counted, Maduro has won presidential election with 5,823,728 of the votes, National Electoral Council chief Tibisay Lucena announced. His main adversary, Henri Falcon of the Progressive Advance party, obtained 1,820,552 votes; while the independent candidate Javier Bertucci won 925,042 votes. "How much have they underestimated our revolutionary people, and how much have they underestimated me," Maduro told a late-night crowd in front of the presidential palace. "And here we are, victorious."

11:05

NATO weapons discovered by Russian military in territories liberated from Syrian terrorists "IndyWatch Feed World"

Depots with weapons produced in NATO member-states as well as underground explosive production facilities are being found by members of the Russian Center for Syrian reconciliation and Syrian government troops in the territories liberated from militant groups, the center said on Monday in a statement. According to the statement, the officers are also revealing underground tunnels that are equipped with medical complexes as well as detention facilities for civilians. Syrian sappers continue to de-mine settlements in the liberated areas. "We are in the Zaafarana settlement in the province of Homs at an al-Nusra Front terror group [also known as Jabhat Fatah al Sham, outlawed in Russia] observation point. We can see here a large number of gas masks, weapons produced abroad, for example, TOW-2 anti-tank guided missiles. The facilities are very well-equipped," the center's representative Andrey Nekipelov said.

11:02

Crimea: Russian FSB shuts down extremist group created by MP's aide of the Ukrainian parliament "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Federal Security Service (FSB) has shut down the activity of an extremist group in Crimea that had been created by an aide to Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada member of parliament, the FSB Center for Public Relations told TASS. "The Federal Security Service and the Russian Interior Ministry have revealed the activity of an extremist group created by Erol Veliyev, aide to Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada member of parliament [Mustafa] Dzhemilev, as ordered by [Refat] Chubarov, who is the leader of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, which is outlawed in Russia, and is on the wanted list, with support from the Ukrainian Security Service," the FSB Center for Public Relations reported. Apart from Veliyev, former boxers Steshenko and Tretyakov are also members of the group that was formed in Kharkov, FSB reported. "The extremists planned to commit crimes based on political hatred with a goal to threaten the pro-Russian Crimean Tatars and stoke national tensions on the territory of the Republic of Crimea," the Center noted.

11:00

Amid the cloud giants, small providers find their niche "IndyWatch Feed World"

Emphasizing individual attention and specialty services, small cloud providers hold their own against tech giants like Amazon and Microsoft.

Think of cloud computing, and its likely you think first of the services offered by some of the giants of the technology world: Amazon Web Services and Microsofts Azure platform come to mind, and perhaps rival offerings from Google, Alibaba, and IBM.

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11:00

OANNES THE OCTOPUS? PART ONE "IndyWatch Feed World"

You may or may not know this, but one of my favorite animals is the octopus. I've been fascinated by them since I was []

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10:53

Sore loser Killary continues whining about losing election, takes pathetic jab at Russia at Yale graduation ceremony "IndyWatch Feed World"

One-and-a-half years after Hillary Clinton lost the election, she's taken her baseless claims of Russian collusion to her alma mater, pulling out a Russian hat while speaking at Yale's graduation ceremony. The former secretary of state, who has hardly taken a breath in her campaign against Moscow and claims that it colluded with Donald Trump, wasted no time before jumping straight into the topic of Russia on Sunday. After a few obligatory "thank yous" to students and the faculty, she got stuck in. "I see you are following the tradition of over-the-top hats [at graduation], so I brought a hat too - a Russian hat," she said. "I mean, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em."

10:40

Bermuda petrel chick growing up "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from Bermuda says about itself:

Closeup On Sunny The Cahow Chick May 18, 2018

Only a couple of weeks remain until Sunny heads out to sea!

The young bird has likely reached his peak mass of over 400 grams, and is now slimming down (334 grams at most recent health check) before fledging. Here, he shows off just how much down has sloughed away in his transformation into a handsome juvenile.

The CahowCam is a collaboration between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Nonsuch Expeditions. You can watch the cam live at http://allaboutbirds.org/cahows and learn more about Nonsuch Islands environs (including the cahow) at http://nonsuchisland.com.

10:19

Putin names new Cabinet members, changes little from previous administration "IndyWatch Feed World"

His early May reappointment of Dmitry Medvedev was hugely disappointing, an extremely unpopular figure in contrast to overwhelming public support for Putin. He's pro-Western, and dare I say a fifth columnist threat to Russian sovereign independence by seeking unattainable improved ties with Washington, perhaps willing to sacrifice plenty to get it. He supports so-called "liberal" governance - what I call neoliberal harshness, benefitting privileged interests at the expense of most others, how the US and EU are deplorably run, how Washington wants all nations run, along with bending to its will overall. Thankfully Putin didn't appoint fifth columnist Alexey Kudrin to what Russian analyst John Helmer called vice president for capitulation to the West - "the dominant policymaker...after Putin."

10:18

Syrian Navy receives high speed patrol boat from Russia "IndyWatch Feed World"

On May 20, Syrian pro-government activists revealed that the Syrian Coastal Guards had received at least one Project 03160 "Raptor" high speed patrol boat from the Russian Navy. The boat is currently carrying out patrols along the coast of the city of Tartus, according to the activists. The news outlet Shephard Military News reported on July 8, 2017 that Russia is planning to supply the Syrian Coastal Guard with new patrol boats and other equipment. Back then, the source said that the delivery of boats will begin in 2017 and will be completed in 2019. Russian Ro-Ro ship Alexandr Tkachenko was spotted carrying military equipment including at least one Raptor high speed patrol boat while crossing the Bosporus en route to the Syrian coastal city of Tartus on April 13.

10:12

Are All Calories Equal With Regards To Disease and Obesity? "IndyWatch Feed World"


While calories from any food have the potential to increase the risk of obesity and other cardiometabolic diseases, 22 nutrition researchers agree that sugar-sweetened beverages play a unique role in chronic health problems. The disease risk increases even when the beverages are consumed within diets that do not result in weight gain.


It's just one of the conclusions published today in Obesity Reviews in a position paper by a group of researchers who participated in the 2017 CrossFit Foundation Academic Conference. The task of researchers was to deliberate the question: Are all calories equal with regards to effects on cardiometabolic disease and obesity? The paper provides an extensive review of the current science on diets that can lead to obesity, cardiovascular disease, and Type 2 diabetes.
The paper's sugar-sweetened beverage consensus is particularly relevant in light of a recent legal battle over warning labels on soda, which hinged on the 9th Circuit Court's determination of whether soda and other sweetened beverages are uniquely harmful to human health or one source of calories among many.
"What's new is that this is an impressive group of scientists with vast experience in nutrition and metabolism agreeing with the conclusion that sugar-sweetened beverages increase cardiometabolic risk factors compared to equal amounts of starch," said lead author Kimber Stanhope, a research nutritional biologist with the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis.
Sugar Substitute Had Varied......

10:10

Russian ambassador to US: Developing relations with BRICS countries a top foreign policy priority for Moscow "IndyWatch Feed World"

Developing close relations with the BRICS states remains one of Moscow's top foreign policy priorities, Russia's ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, said ahead of Narendra Modi's meeting with Vladimir Putin in Sochi. "Deeper strategic partnership in BRICS is one of the priorities of Russia's foreign policy. Over recent years, the alliance has matured, turning into a full-scale mechanism of cooperation," Antonov said last week, answering media questions following the VI Annual Conference 'Doing Business with the BRICS' in Washington DC. Noting the increasing global role of BRICS countries, comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, Antonov highlighted the main benefits of the association of five major emerging world economies, noting that the New Development Bank serves to reform the "outdated" global financial system.

10:05

In Praise of climate deniers (not) "IndyWatch Feed World"

Well not really praise as such but, bear with me, while I justify wandering into this absurdity. I know it's difficult to say nice things about MP Craig Kelly, who claimed that people would die because renewables were raising electricity prices. He was perhaps unaware that the World Health Organisation in 2008 calculated that coal particulate pollution caused one million deaths across the world. And Tony Abbott who, between mouthfuls of onion, told us that coal was good for humanity - which was in opposition to both the Pope and the British Royal family's position - the two institutes he holds dear to his heart. Those are just two of 34 confirmed deniers in the LNP, although the Institute of Public Affairs claims half of the LNP members are supporters of their position.

Money and truth

That sounds like a lot of politicians on the wrong track (the US has 180 deniers in Congress!) and its certainly one of the reasons that action on climate change has stalled. But there are a total of 226 federal politicians in both houses, so what were the rest doing? Can 34 deniers be so powerful as to dominate an issue, or are these the nice guys who are actually honest enough to nail their colours to the mast and challenge their electorate to vote for them on the policies and their natural charm and charisma? And, as such, are they not more commendable than the other 192 so called believers, including Malcolm Turnbull, who promote or knowingly participate in the processes that are destroying the planets climate?

Which then prompts the question as to why on earth would we have a higher percentage of deniers in parliament than in the general public, and why are so many advocating or just accepting policies that harm the planet? Well, there is money, and lots of it, that comes from those who would like the government to continue with policies that benefit the donor at the expense of the environment. These donations are so important, and so potentially embarrassing, that the major parties have only been transparent with 10 to 20% of their disclosures. What we do know is that Fossil Fuel companies have declared donations of $968,343 to the ALP, Liberal and National parties in 2016-17, which was slightly down from the $1.03m donated in 2015-16 and $1.94m in 2014-15 (which was also a Federal election year).

https://theconversation.com/the-truth-about-political-donations-there-is-so-much-we-dont-kn...

09:46

Satellite images reveal increased number of Russian warplanes in T-4 Airbase "IndyWatch Feed World"

Russia is still extensively using a large airbase in central Syria to launch sorties against positions for the rebel groups across the country, satellite images reveal. The images, released online, clearly show four SU-25 jets, as well as a squadron of helicopters including three Ka-52 attack helicopters. The highly-operational T-4 airbase hosts Russian as well as Iranian forces which help the Syrian Army fights the terror groups across the war-torn country.

09:44

Wildlife Carer sounds alert on Andrews Government signals against wildlife "IndyWatch Feed World"

"In an irresponsible and callous move and buried in the discussion paper of the Authority To Control Wildlife Review, the Daniel Andrews Government has signalled interest in adopting a policy that will see ALL sick, injured and orphaned kangaroos, wombats, possums and cockatoos KILLED instead of rescued and rehabilitated. This short-sighted and catastrophic policy may act to drive wildlife carers underground and will see members of the public refusing to hand over animals to vets and shelters in the fear that joeys and saveable animals will be automatically killed, resulting in horrendous and widespread animal suffering." (Helen Round, Wildlife carer, Macedon Ranges, Victoria.)

Text of letter to media

As one of the wildlife carers in Victoria, who shoulders much of the cost and responsibility of caring for sick, orphaned and injured wildlife in Victoria, I am writing to you because of a recent horrific proposal coming from the Andrews' State Government that could force Victorian wildlife carers to kill all healthy, saveable and viable kangaroos, wombats, possums and cockatoos that come in to care.

Its a tough life being a volunteer. Apart from the exhausting, relentlessly routine physical work involved in wildlife rehabilitation, (cleaning pens & feed bins, round the clock feeding schedules), theres the financial outlay on items like feeding equipment, cloth pouches, towels, fencing materials, veterinary medications, petrol and electricity bills.

Wildlife carers who are mostly overtired, under resourced and overstretched women are currently fighting a state government proposal that will result in mass animal deaths and horrific and widespread animal suffering. But, we need to be visible to be effective and that is why I am writing to you.

Authority to control wildlife - culling abuses

In an irresponsible and callous move and buried in the discussion paper of the Authority To Control Wildlife Review, the Daniel Andrews Government has signalled interest in adopting a policy that will see ALL sick, injured and orphaned kangaroos, wombats, possums and cockatoos KILLED instead of rescued and rehabilitated. This short-sighted and catastrophic policy may act to drive wildlife carers underground and will see members of the public refusing to hand over animals to vets and shelters in the fear that joeys and saveable animals will be automatically killed, resulting in horrendous and widespread animal su...

09:26

Man struck by flying lava amid warning Hawaii volcano eruption could cover island in noxious plume "IndyWatch Feed World"

Man struck by flying lava amid warning Hawaii volcano eruption could cover island in noxious plume | 20 May 2018 | A man injured by flying lava as he sat on his third floor balcony has become the first casualty of the eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano. The unnamed man is in a serious condition after his leg was smashed by the volcanic debris, which can hit temperatures of over 1000 degrees Celsius at the point of eruption, in the town of Pahoa on Saturday... Lava spatters "can weigh as much as a refrigerator and even small pieces of spatter can kill," said Janet Snyder, a spokesperson for the Office of the Mayor, County of Hawaii. The incident came as lava streams threatened to cut off evacuation routes and authorities warned a noxious plume could cover the island as lava began to reach the sea.

09:26

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

Point your telescope toward the high flying constellation Pegasus and you can find this expanse of Milky Way stars and distant galaxies. Centered on NGC 7814, the pretty field of view would almost be covered by a full moon. NGC 7814 is sometimes called the Little Sombrero for its resemblance to the brighter more famous M104, the Sombrero Galaxy.  
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Both Sombrero and Little Sombrero are spiral galaxies seen edge-on, and both have extensive central bulges cut by a thinner disk with dust lanes in silhouette. In fact, NGC 7814 is some 40 million light-years away and an estimated 60,000 light-years across. That actually makes the Little Sombrero about the same physical size as its better known namesake, appearing to be smaller and fainter only because it is farther away. A very faint dwarf galaxy, potentially a satellite of NGC 7814, is revealed in the deep exposure just below the Little Sombrero.

09:15

Nicolas Maduro wins Venezuela presidential election "IndyWatch Feed World"

Nicolas Maduro wins Venezuela presidential election | 21 May 2018 | Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was re-elected to a second six-year term. Rival candidates have rejected the electoral process and called for new elections. The vote was marked by low turnout. Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) announced on Sunday the re-election of President Nicolas Maduro with 67.7 percent of the vote. His closest challenger, Henri Falcon, came in second with 21.2 percent, while Javier Bertucci was third with 10 percent. CNE President Tibisay Lucena announced the results with 92.6 percent reporting and said the turnout was 46.1 percent.

09:04

Mark Zuckerbergs closed-door meeting with EU will now be live-streamed "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Facebook CEOs planned meeting with the European Parliament tomorrow to discuss the Cambridge Analytica scandal had been criticized because it was going to take place behind closed doors.

The Facebook CEOs planned meeting with the European Parliament tomorrow to discuss the Cambridge Analytica scandal had been criticized because it was going to take place behind closed doors. But following the outcry, the president of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, has announced the event will be live-streamed for anyone to watch, reports Politico.

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09:00

More U.S. businesses are becoming worker co-ops: Heres why "IndyWatch Feed World"

With new tools and political policies now in place to support them, there could be a boom in employee-owned business ahead as baby boomers retire and sell their companies to their workers.

In 1982, Linda and Gregory Coles were struggling to find a sitter for their 18-month-old daughter. After a year of searching, they just decided to open their own daycare, and founded A Childs Place in Queens, New York, in 1983. Thirty-four years later, they were ready to retire. We were going to sell the business, Linda says. But their broker suggested that instead of selling to new owners, they offer the business to their employees, who could then buy it and organize as a worker cooperative.

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09:00

Exclusive: Lessons From Airbnbs First Foray Into Urban Renewal "IndyWatch Feed World"






This is a nice start and recognizes that there is something important here that lacks successful monetization.

At its foundation, we have a natural community that has lost its fresh faces to the virtual natural communities in larger centers.  Replenishment becomes impossible.

We need a natural influx of newcomers, internal finance using the rule of twelve and fiat capital.  This would stimulate a recovery to the 150 population and support for sustainable local growing. It can be done but it will take example and education.

Exclusive: Lessons From Airbnbs First Foray Into Urban Renewal

04.27.18 

https://www.fastcodesign.com/90169710/lessons-from-airbnbs-first-foray-into-urban-renewal

Last year, Airbnb unveiled a community center designed to help revitalize a shrinking town in Japan. A year later, CPO Joe Gebbia shares what the company has learnedand what it has planned next. 



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09:00

Global warming? The latest news tells a different story "IndyWatch Feed World"




Ah yes!  Just where did that global warming go when we needed it.  Yet it all fits within the expected channel for good statistical data.

What this makes clear though is that all the gains in global heat are now been lost quickly while the obvious markers will still be lagging.  It takes time to rebuild sea ice.

Right now I do expect shocks during the coming winter months and think the chance of being disappointed to be low.   The obvious shock will be suddenly frozen rivers comparable to the eighteenth century.


The scientific retreat from flawed climate dogma will be embarrassing and richly deserved.  Yet this climate cycle taught us a lot that was important to discover.  .. 



Global warming? The latest news tells a different story




May 1, 2018

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/05/global_warming_the_latest_news_tells_a_different_story.html
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09:00

How a Ghanaian entrepreneur uses recycled plastic to make cheaper roads and building blocks "IndyWatch Feed World"



This is really promising. To start with it works.  That means we can set up a regulatory system in which all plastics made new are charged out a deposit per pound of plastic that it set to underwrite the whole underlying collection process.  We do this with glass bottles and plastic bottles and metal cans already.


Thus the processor uses the revenue from his product sales to support the manufacturing operation and pay for the equipment.

The bricks easily fits into the local building culture anywhere. There is no particular need for great strength either as the market for paving stone is unending.


How a Ghanaian entrepreneur uses recycled plastic to make cheaper roads and building block

Laying the recycled plastic-infused blocks in Ghana (Courtesy/Nelplast) 

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08:57

This Is The Type Of Drunk You Are, According To Your Zodiac Sign "IndyWatch Feed World"

Your horoscope can tell you about who youre going to marry, what will happen 20 years from now, and how youre going to die, but were more interested in what the stars have to say about something a little more important: our drinking identity.

Whether youre deciding which drink to order or how best to handle a hangover, the answers are written in the stars. Here, what kind of drinker you are, based on your horoscope.

Aries The Ringleader

Aries are always the ones making plans and getting groups of friends together for a fun night on the town. Theyre always up on the hottest hot spots and wouldnt be caught dead in a tired place. If youre looking for a good time and want to feel like royalty for the night, call your closest Aries bud.

Taurus The Fight Picker

No, the reliable Taurus is not always trying to brawl, but they will stand up for you if theres an altercation. This earth sign loves to be right, so if you dont feel like getting in an argument over the best rye for a Manhattan, just nod and listen when theyre trying to make a point. These loyal creatures have a competitive edge, so they make great drinking game partners, too.

Gemini The Person Who Never Finishes a Drink

Geminis love varietyespecially when theyre drinking. Halfway through a cocktail or beer, these air signs will get bored and crave something completely different. If you see a table full of watered-down drinks, you can bet a group of Geminis was there.

Cancer The Wallflower

It takes time for a Cancer to open up, but that doesnt mean they dont enjoy a good party. Sometimes they just like observing the action from a distance, quietly sipping on a stiff drink before diving in. It gives the goal-focused Cancer time to process and (over) analyze the situation.

Leo The Shot Fanatic

Leos love to bop around the bar, chatting with strangers and friends alike. Theyre super affectionate and need lots of attention, which is why they turn to shots. Every time they (loudly) order a round of shots for the group, people turn to watch. They might talk your ear off but youll be richly rewarded with a bracing shot of tequila (on them), which makes it all worth it in the end.

Virgo  The Resident Bartender

Hardworking Virgos make excellent bartenders because theyre quick thinkers and dont take B.S. from anyone. They also know most classic cocktails like the back of their hand (no newfangled creations for these creatures...

08:54

Experimental Ebola vaccine to be distributed in Congo "IndyWatch Feed World"

Experimental Ebola vaccine to be distributed in Congo | 21 May 2018 | Health authorities will begin distributing an experimental Ebola vaccine in Mbandaka, a major city in the Democratic Republic of Congo this week, to try to stop the spread of the deadly virus. The confirmation of the first case in Mbandaka, a city of 1.2 million people, has raised concerns that the virus could spread faster than expected. So far, 25 people have died in the outbreak, and of 45 suspected cases, 14 have been confirmed, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The vaccine, called rVSV-ZEBOV, will likely be distributed to some 8,000 to 10,000 people in its first phase, Peter Salama, deputy director-general of emergency preparedness and response at the WHO, said Friday.

08:46

A teen monitoring app has leaked thousands of Apple IDs "IndyWatch Feed World"

The company was inadvertently leaking the user details from two servers that could be accessed by anyone without a password.

The app, called TeenSafe, allows parents to monitor their childrens mobile phone usage, including the ability to read their texts, see their location, and view their call and website history. The app bills itself as a secure monitoring app, but as ZDNet reports, the company was inadvertently leaking the user details from two servers that could be accessed by anyone without a password. The leaked user data was discovered by a U.K. security researcher and includes Apple IDs and their associated passwords in plain textfor both parents and their children.

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08:37

Make Way For The Biggest Phoenician Ship Built Out of Plastic Bottles "IndyWatch Feed World"

LAU students with the help of the environmental NGO Chreek have built the biggest Phoenician ship made out of plastic. The Phoenician-shaped trireme is 13 meters long, 4 meters wide, is made out of 25,000 plastic bottles and completed on Sunday its first voyage from Byblos to Zaitunay Bay.

The aim from this initiative is to raise awareness on the ever-increasing plastic pollution and bringing people together to fight Lebanons littering problem while celebrating our heritage. It is worth noting that 50,000 represents 10% of our daily usage of plastic bottles in Lebanon, and it took months for these LAU students along with several NGOs, schools and municipalities to collect 50,000 bottles only.

Lebanons garbage crisis has been ongoing for 3 years now and the only solution envisioned by the authorities so far is burying our garbage in the sea.

08:37

Sex And Aural Energy: Be Careful Who You Share Your Energy With "IndyWatch Feed World"

We all for the most part like to have sex, that is just a part of who we are. However, we should not just go around sleeping with anyone and everyone.

When we have intercourse with someone we are sharing our own energies with them and taking some energy from them. If you have sex with someone who has a negative energy and hate in their heart it will affect you whether you think it will or not. If you have sex with a positive person you will be able to absorb a good energy.

This is something we hear a lot about in regards to tantric sex but most people dont take the time to really let it sink in. Sure, sex is depicted as a purely physical act it is so much more than that. Sexual contact provides us with an energy exchange like nothing else. It empowers us when we are with the right person and drains us when we are not.

Sexuality can be used to push us or to hold us back depending on how we take it. We have to understand that whether we want it to be or not sex is never truly casual. It should not be taken lightly.

The person we are being intimate with becomes engulfed in who we are and our auras intertwine. Sexual contact is very spiritual; the very act connects you with that person in the deepest possible manner. When we have sex with someone their aura is imprinted on our soul forever. We are not often able to cleanse ourselves from that imprint.

We should all be consciously cleaning our energies. Meditation and reflection will make a difference. Dont get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with having sex but we should be aware of who we are with. We shouldnt just be sleeping with people for the wrong reasons or without considering the potential consequences. We can learn a lot from being with different people but we need to go about it in a responsible manner.

For more information on how to cleanse your energy/aura after being with someone check out the video below. You can use crystals, eat sacral chakra healing foods, meditate on your sacral chakra and so forth but not every method is going to work for you. Figure out what works best for you and go from there. Be mindful of those you allow that close. Understanding the energies before you is very important.

08:28

Microsoft buys Semantic Machines to push its AI ambitions forward "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Redmond, California, company has bought the Berkeley-based Semantic Machines, the company has announced in a blog post.

The Redmond, California, company has bought the Berkeley-based Semantic Machines, the company has announced in a blog post. Semantic Machines is an expert in what is known as conversational AInatural language AI that people can have a conversation with, just as they would have a conversation with other human beings. Conversational AI can be a game changer in the digital assistant world. Right now, digital assistants like Siri, Googles Assistant, and Microsofts Cortana are pretty limited; they really only know how to follow simple commands like play a song or turn off the lights.

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08:26

Ebola outbreak in DR Congo spreads to Mbandaka, a city of one million people "IndyWatch Feed World"

Ebola outbreak in DR Congo spreads to Mbandaka, a city of one million people | 17 May 2018 | The Ebola outbreak in DR Congo has spread from the countryside into a city, prompting fears that the disease will be increasingly hard to control. Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga confirmed a case in Mbandaka, a city of a million about 130km (80 miles) from where the first cases were confirmed. The city is a major transportation hub with routes to the capital Kinshasa. At least 44 people are thought to have been infected with ebola and 23 deaths are being investigated. [Now WHO can 'justify' the roll-out of its experimental vaccine - which will likely explode the outbreak. See how that works?]

08:17

You Now Have to Pay LL550,000 Yearly to Read Lebanons Official Gazette "IndyWatch Feed World"

It appears that the authorities are running out of ways to feed the treasury, so theyve decided to charge people to gain access electronically to the Official Gazette Service, which is a journal that contains all applicable legislative and regulatory texts and is published weekly by the President of Council of Ministers (Prime Minister office). Prior to that, the gazette was free of charge online, as is the case in several countries around the world.

Even our Prime Minister thinks its expensive but the guy behind this brilliant idea is happy people are going to pay and feed the treasury. If anything, people are going to drop the website and resort to the cheaper print version, which is obviously less profitable than having everything on a website and therefore will bring in less potential extra money to the treasury (Putting aside the fact that this should be public info accessible to all for free).

08:15

Data from genealogy website GEDmatch has caught another wanted criminal "IndyWatch Feed World"

Data used from public genealogy website GEDmatch has once again been used to track down another alleged killer.

Data used from public genealogy website GEDmatch has once again been used to track down another alleged killer. This time police in Seattle have arrested a man linked to the killing of two people in 1987, reports ChekNews. The police identified their suspect after submitting an old sample of his DNA to GEDmatch to see if it would be related to any of the users who submitted their DNA to the site. The alleged killers DNA matched other peoples genetic code on GEDmatch, which allowed police to identify the man thanks to his family tree.

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08:13

Cold War Mentality Alive and Well in Australia "IndyWatch Feed World"

Writing in The Australian newspaper under the headline Red Threats to Render White Paper just about Pass (18 May 2018) ANU emeritus professor Paul Dibb offers a commentary that exemplifies much of what is wrong with Australian strategic thinking. The problem is all the more acute because Dibb is regularly quoted in the mainstream media and his views are considered influential. In this latest article he calls for a re-evaluation of the premises underlying the Foreign Policy White Paper released only six months ago.

That White Paper was certainly flawed, although not in the manner that Dibb suggests in underestimating what Dibb calls an aggrieved and newly assertive Russia, as well as an aggressive rising power in China.

The White Paper failed to grasp the realities of a newly emerging multipolar world, and in particular failed to perceive how Australia might best respond in a manner consistent with both its national security and economic interests.

That challenge is not assisted by Dibbs contribution, which is full of faulty assumptions, factual errors, and grievous misinterpretations, not only of post-World War II history, but the current inevitable realignment away from the singularly dangerous exercise of hegemonic power by the United States.

Dibb quotes United States Secretary of Defence James Mattis with evident approval, saying China and Russia wanted to shape a world consistent with their authoritarian models.  China is alleged to be seeking regional hegemony and the displacement of the United States to achieve global preeminence in the future.

The evidence Dibb cites for these assertions are Chinas buildup of its military capabilities in the South China Sea; Russias territorial expansionism in Crimea and Ukraine; Putins aggressive attitude in defending Syria and its use of chemical weapons; and Moscows State sponsored assassination attempts in Britain reflecting Putins contempt for the sanctity of State borders. He even cites the reports of Beijing seeking to develop a military base in Vanuatu.  That the Foreign Minister and Prime Minister of Vanuatu and also the Chinese government have denied the latter report is of little consequence to Professor Dibb.

There is much more in Professor Dibbs commentary in this vein, but those examples illustrate not only the fact free environment that strategic advisors such as Dibb operate in, but also are reflective of strategic thinking in the Australian defence, foreign policy and defence establishments.

In the cited example of Chinas buildup of its military capabilities in the South China Sea there are several components of this allegation that put it in a different context from the viewpoint usually advanced in the Australian media. The so-called Nine Dash Line within which China has...

08:04

The Most Intense Energy Shift Of 2018 Is Happening Now Wild Things Are Coming "IndyWatch Feed World"

Uranus being in Taurus is going to be a bit intense but it isnt something we arent going to be able to handle. Sure, things will be intense but as far as our personal energies strength is to come.

Uranus went into Taurus on the 15th and from there it will be in Taurus until April 26th of 2026. Yes, I know that is a long time. Taurus is the planet of revolution and change. It brings with it a lot of conflict for the Taurus, but if their energies work together they can do great things. While some of their energy manifestations will be hard to face they all happen for a reason.

Because their energies are not necessarily matched, when these two forces come together Uranus does its best to look towards the future while Taurus tries desperately to hold onto the past as best it can. All areas of our lives will be under construction and the outcome will be something quite interesting. Taurus energy is all about being able to do things on your own and bringing forth your own sense of security. This is not necessarily something that resonates with Uranus.

Uranus energy is very electric and forward-looking. You can expect to be very focused on discovering new things and being more innovative. While it is a very rebellious energy it is still an energy that will benefit us all. Uranus is very intuition-based and for some reason, most people are unable to understand the ways it works for us.

Taurus, on the other hand, is very hyped up and yet patient in its own way. It is very diligent and steady. The Taurus energy is all about slowly winning this race. Taurus is the most stabilizing of the Earth signs and as Uranus spends time with it, it will teach us all to grow and build in a new way.

The things to come are things we would never imagine on our own. Uranus always delivers the unexpected. You are going to be feeling very anxious and throughout some of this, you might even experience anger. You are going to be developing lots of advancements and it will set the stage for what happens next in our lives. You are going to be going out of your way to try new things and finding what you are passionate about.

For some of us, we will be pushed to face our fears and others we might be more focused on settling debts. The more you experience the better as the lessons we face in the next few years will really change our beliefs. Shaking up your routine and putting yourself out there will benefit you greatly.

However, dont forget to take care of yourself. With all of this change coming forth it will not be easy to practice self-care. Work hard within to keep your physical body as it should be. Th...

07:51

Hawaii volcano poses a new threat: Acid from Kilauea's lava, called 'laze,' pouring into the ocean "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hawaii volcano poses a new threat: Acid from Kilauea's lava, called 'laze,' pouring into the ocean | 20 April 2018 | After destroying dozens of houses, lava from the Kilauea volcano has now reached the ocean, presenting a new health threat to Hawaii residents. Civil defense authorities on Hawaii posted a warning to stay clear of any lava stream that is flowing into the ocean. When the super hot lava hits the cooler sea water, it produces what is called "laze," hydrochloric acid steam that pours into the air along with fine particles of glass. A dispatch Sunday from Civil Defense said two lava flows have reached the ocean, including at least one near MacKenzie State Park.

07:43

27 Signs You Are Clairsentient A Person Who Feels Things Very Deeply "IndyWatch Feed World"

Clairsentient people are those who can feel the emotional states of others be it the past or present states. They are very different from an empath but often are confused as such.

Clairsentience is actually a much more common psychic gift than we realize and most of us are not even aware that we have it. Basically, it means clear-feeling. When a person is clairsentient they are able to resonate with all kinds of energetic vibrations. Empaths are able to read but they are not able to really sense things of the past or of the future in the ways clairsentients are.

Below I am going to go over some of the more common signs you might be clairsentient. If all of these things sound like you, you might be more gifted than you initially thought. There is always more to our stories than we can see.

27 Things That Might Indicate You Are A Clairsentient:

1. You dont spend your time with just anyone.

You are not someone that is willing to waste time on just anyone. Most people leave you feeling out of place or drained. You only surround yourself with people who build you up.

2. You are very social within your group.

You are a social butterfly around the people you are comfortable with. You arent as closed off as most would think. You are more like an extroverted introvert in more ways than most.

3. You understand the energies of the world.

You know that the world is full of energies. You understand all too well that everything has its own energy and vibration. This is something most people struggle to fathom.

4. You are very wise for your age.

You are far wiser than you should be. You know things others would never and you are able to give great advice. You could easily be considered an old soul.

5. You are quick to get to the root of the problems others are facing.

You are usually fast when it comes to figuring out what is going on in someone elses life. Their problems present themselves to you without words. You are able to resolve most of the things people come to you with and the things they dont.

6. You always knew that you were different growing up.

When you were younger you felt as if you stood out like a sore thumb. You were different and are different. Other people just dont understand you.

7. You are sensitive to your own emotions.

You are very sensitive. Your emotions are far more intense than the emotions of others. But you refuse to ever bottle them up.

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07:18

Imitation is the Highest Form of Surveillance "IndyWatch Feed World"

Lucifer is the ultimate parodist. His projects are conducted always with One Eye trained on the heavens, head cocked, the better to render imitatio Dei. As above, so below.

Similarly the Qurans Dajjal can only ever commit one eye to the Earths field of play. The other, forever inward, is mimetically trained on his own every move. Such is the monocular fate of a self-studying pretender. The spirit of imitation lacks seminal force. Spontaneity is a stranger to parody.

The ubiquitous atmosphere of surveillance presently being erected above our heads by the Prince of This World is making an (ultimately) doomed bid for earthly omniscience and panopticon lockdown. We mustnt let cutting-edge technological advances obscure the ancient coordinates of this effort. The Deep State is the Beast. We encounter its minions in positions of power. The latter are Emanations only, not the Source.

God abides free will shot through with sin. Lucifer seeks consummate control and micromanaged conduct.

Until first-order spiritual governance is duly acknowledged, the universes Prime Movers (Pauls principalities) must forcibly impose themselves upon the secular debate, such terrestrial topics as geopolitics. They will not be invited. (I make it a habit to drag spooky actions, Biblical verse and poetry everywhere I go. People chuckle. Cest la vie.)

Indeed the intent of secularism is to sever the modern world from active recourse to this spiritually nourishing reservoir. Heck, the very intent of secularism is to insist on the reality of a modern world. When, in both fact and substance, nothing has changed. Superstition is not dead. It has been purposely excised from erudite conversation. Modernity is a calculated unmooring that awaits the restoration of ghosts.

We decipher malign human intent and motive from the flitting shadows cast by various bad actors on the wall, the bent politicians and bureaucrats: Clinton, Comey, McCabe, et al. The danger lies in making these characters the objects and termini of our inquiries. Spiritual myopia mixed with a media-saturated environment makes this an easy thing to do.

Even the dense and nettlesome Deep State Trump coup saga so ably served up to the Light by the unparalleled Conservative Treehouse blog stresses, almost by narrative necessity, the shadows on the wall when the malevolent backlight, The Deep State and the forces behind even it, are so clearly the Prime Movers.

The bad actors are epiphenomena. Hillary Clinton and her...

07:12

Restored Republic via a GCR as of May 21, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Restored Republic via a GCR Update as of May 21 2018

Compiled 21 May 12:23 am EST by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret. CEO, Child Abuse Recovery, Author, Twenty Two Faces, Byingtons Before Its News articles on a Cabal Child Exploitation Ring run by the mafia, organized by the Vatican: http://beforeitsnews.com/contributor/pages/243/590/stories.html

Source: Dinar Chronicles

The following is a compilation of information from the Internet. It is up the reader to decide whether or not it is valid.

A. May 20 2018 1:36 pm EST Intel Alert: Operation Disclosure: GCR/RV Intel Alert for May 20, 2018 Operation Disclosure (Disclaimer: The following is an overview of the current situation based on rumors/leaks from several sources which may or may not be truthful or accurate.) 

1. RV funds were currently sitting in bait accounts.

2. The bait accounts have allowed White Hats to discover and apprehend countless Cabal individuals in the past. It is imperative that all Cabal individuals deemed a threat to the RV be apprehended.

3. The bait accounts will be monitored until Monday May 21.

4. Possible RV release may occur after Monday May 21, depending on whether or not Cabal individuals attempt to interfere with the bait accounts.

5. We are at the final stage of the RV process.

B. May 20 2018 11:21 pm EST, Zap: "Take it to the Limit" - Weekly ZAP - The Office of POOFness - 5.20.18

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06:54

Notes on Some Classical Thinking "IndyWatch Feed World"

Notice the notes in the title. Part 3 is no textbook. Part 3 is a miniscule Cliff Notes. Notice, too, that the title reads classical thinking, not early thinking. Theres a difference. Since I regard human transactions as the bedrock of any economy and economic system, were I to choose the latter over the former qualifier I would have a lot of ground to cover, namely, that of early humans and their thinking as deduced from artifacts. An impossible task for me.

Its not at all impossible for me, however, to skim the thinking of three classicists, Aristotle (384-322 BC), Adam Smith (1723-1790) and Karl Marx (1813-1883). Of the three, Marx came the closest to being a quasi-economist. He wrote about his vision of socialism 19 years before he wrote his Das Kapital, yet he began his career as a radical journalist that got him expelled by the governments of three countries. The same experience might have befallen me had I not kept my mouth mostly shut during my career.

Aristotles Thinking

Aristotle (384-322 BC) may just be the premium thinker of all time. And he thought a lot about the economies of his era. It behooves me, therefore, to consult with him through his writings and their interpretations since great minds (his, certainly not mine) live on.

In his day the Greek word for economy meant household management within the context of the community. Today in the USA economy means banksters and Wall Street.

Economic activity in his view consisted of individuals doing things necessary for survival and for the good life, which to him meant a moral life of virtue that leads to happiness. He criticized money-making as a way of gaining wealth, thought it was unnatural for people to use money to make more money the essence of capitalism-and considered usury, or predatory lending, to be the most immoral form of economic activity. Seeking wealth is justifiable, Aristotle thought, only if it amounted to no more than an accumulation of material goods sufficient for the household.

While there were banks in his day, there is a running debate by scholars over whether or the extent to which lending was done productively, that is, with the intent of making money from the loans. I cant imagine, though, any banking business done then as criminally as it is done today.

Its interesting to note that a totally free market was not the custom in ancient Greece. For instance, public officials monitored measurements, levied taxes on various transactions, and even fixed retail prices! Ancient Greece survived without a free market, Americas corpocracy couldnt survive with it! Ancient Greece had a fair market. America has an unfair market.

I feel a special bonding with Aristotle. Why? To him human action was the fulcrum of an economy. That is pr...

06:34

Unsettling the Summits: John Boltons Libya Solution "IndyWatch Feed World"

The inevitable stop, start and stuttering of the Korean peace process was bound to manifest itself soon after the hugs, expansive smiles and sympathetic back rubs.  Dates have been set the Kim-Trump summit is slated to take place in Singapore on June 12, though there is much time for disruptive mischief to take place.

One field of possible disruption lies in air exercises between the US and South Korea known as Max Thunder.  Such manoeuvres have been of particular interest to the DPRK, given their scale and possible use as leverage in talks.

The latest irritation was occasioned by claims in Pyongyang that the US had deployed B-52 Stratofortress bombers as part of the exercise despite denying that this would take place.  This was construed, in the words of Leon V. Sigal, as inconsistent with President Trumps pledge at President Moons urging to move toward peace in Korea.

The position against using such nuclear-capable assets had been outlined in Kim Jong Uns 2018 New Years Day address.  The South, he insisted, should discontinue all the nuclear war drills they stage with outside forces, a point reiterated in Rodong Sinmun, the Party newspaper, ten days later: If the South Korean authorities really want dtente and peace, they should first stop all efforts to bringing in the US nuclear equipment and conduct exercises for nuclear warfare with foreign forces.

While these matters were unfolding, President Donald Trumps national security advisor was being his injudicious self, doing his bit for global insecurity.  Never a diplomat in the true sense of the term, John Bolton remains a traditional head kicker for empire, the rustler of discontent.

Bolton, history teacher incarnate, wants to impress upon the North Koreans certain jarring examples.  A favourite of his is the so-called Libyan solution. How well that worked: the leadership of a country maligned but convinced in its international rehabilitation to abandon various weapons programs in the hope of shoring up security.  More specifically, in 2003, Libya was convinced to undertake a process US diplomats and negotiators parrot with steam and enthusiasm: denuclearisation.

We should insist that if this meeting is going to take place, claimed Bolton on Radio Free Asia with characteristic smugness, it will be similar to discussions we had with Libya 13 or 14 years ago: how to pack up their nuclear weapons program and take it to Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

The problem with this skewed interpretation lies in its false premise: that US th...

06:33

12 Zodiac Matches That Are Doomed to Fail "IndyWatch Feed World"

Relationships are hard but ending up with the wrong person is harder. These 12 zodiac pairs make the worst couples.

There are many different factors that go into finding that perfect love match, some of which we can predict or influence and others that are out of our hands. One important aspect to consider is whether or not our personalities are even compatible, to begin with. Consider, for a moment, your past relationships. Were there signs that this wasnt the one? Were there little things that annoyed you, frustrated you or were, in general, difficult to work around? Acknowledging these differences can help you to make difficult decisions and avoid heartbreak.

By understanding the personality traits associated with each of the zodiac signs, experts are able to predict which relationships are destined to stand the test of time, complimenting one another and building a positive life together versus which are an accident waiting to happen a ticking time bomb that will inevitably blow up, with the potential for significant collateral damage. Here are some pairings that you should probably just avoid all together!

These 12 Zodiac Couples Are Doomed to Fail The Worst Zodiac Matches:

1. Taurus & Sagittarius

While the idea that opposites attract is rooted in fact to some degree, there are situations in which people are so opposite that its just not going to mesh. Fun-loving and adventurous, Sagittarius likes to live life on the go, making impulsive decisions and eager to love life at every opportunity. On the other hand, however, Taurus loves stability and practicality. They arent a huge fan of change and truly enjoy a little quiet time in the safety of their own home. There is no common middle ground between the two and trying to make it work is only going to cause resentment in the long run.

2. Leo & Scorpio

If there is anything that a Leo needs out of a relationship, it is the constant praise and affection necessary in order to feed their ego. Unfortunately, this is exactly what theyre NOT going to get from a Scorpio partner. A little self-centered and egotistical themselves, Scorpio isnt about to put their own needs, wants and desires aside just to focus on someone else, thats never going to happen. Instead, the two will be locked in a head to head battle for attention, a battle thats going to get quite heated.

3. Pisces & Virgo

Pisces is easily the most romantic of the signs, genuinely obsessed with all things relating to the concept of love. They have been dreaming of findi...

06:11

Alexander Solzhenitsyn: 'Men Have Forgotten God' "IndyWatch Feed World"

As a survivor of the Communist Holocaust I am horrified to witness how my beloved America, my adopted country, is gradually being transformed into a secularist and atheistic utopia, where communist ideals are glorified and promoted, while Judeo-Christian values and morality are ridiculed and increasingly eradicated from the public and social consciousness of our nation. Under the decades-long assault and militant radicalism of many so-called "liberal" and "progressive" elites, God has been progressively erased from our public and educational institutions, to be replaced with all manner of delusion, perversion, corruption, violence, decadence, and insanity. It is no coincidence that as Marxist ideologies and secularist principles engulf the culture and pervert mainstream thinking, individual freedoms and liberties are rapidly disappearing. As a consequence, Americans feel increasingly more powerless and subjugated by some of the most radical and hypocritical, least democratic, and characterless individuals our society has ever produced.

06:09

(Video) X22 Report -- Episode 1572b: They were Tricked, Played their Hand, Watch the Pen, Pain, Next Event "IndyWatch Feed World"



Published on May 20, 2018

Trump pushes the DOJ to get the docs on the FBI informant. Iran says the EU political support is not enough for the deal, it needs to be economic, money. UN decides to investigate what is happening in Gaza. US pulls more funding from Syria, the support of the deep state paid mercenary armies is coming to and end. Russia repeats their message, all foreign troops must get out of Syria. Q drops more intel, the deep state is backed into a corner, they have been tricked they had disinformation delivered to them, more events on the way, big news happening -23, UK, US targets, messages sent.

06:07

Understanding the Fractal Nature of TIME "IndyWatch Feed World"

COMMENT: I attended your 2015 WEC where you laid out the future for the euro. I was skeptical, to say the least. All these people constantly focus on the dollar. Then your model gave buy signals on the euro and you said it would then rally into 2018 and that could form the slingshot down. It came close to your target and now here in France, the government has warned of a euro crisis blaming Italy. I attended your euro conference in Frankfurt and again you explained why the euro would decline.

I have come to understand that your model is really split into timing levels. I think you need to explain that better because the rest of us are used to what you would call I guess a flat forecast that is not relevant to the time. Just a suggestion. But a lot of people do not catch on that you can forecast the long-term yet also provide the forecast for the short term counter-trend moves.

I cant make Singapore but will be there in Orlando.

merci et bonne chance

PV

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06:07

"To Others And To Ourselves: Obligations" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"To Others And To Ourselves: Obligations"
by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM

"When we schedule too much in our lives trying to meet our obligations, we only end up draining our energy. We all encounter obligations in life, from spending time with family and friends to being present at important functions in the lives of the people who form our community. Many times, the obligations are actually fun and fulfilling, and we want to be there. At the same time, we all sometimes experience resistance to meeting these obligations, especially when they pile up all at once and we begin to feel exhausted, longing for nothing so much as a quiet evening at home. At times like these, we may want to say no but feel too guilty at the idea of not being there. Still, our primary obligation is to take care of ourselves, and if saying no to someone else is what we have to do, then we do not need to feel bad about it.

There is a skill to balancing our obligations, and it starts with simply becoming aware of our schedule. We may notice that three invitations have arisen in one weekend, and we know that we will pay energetically if we attempt to fulfill all three. At this point, we can take the time to weigh the repercussions of not going to each event, considering how we will feel if we miss it and how our absence might affect other people. Most of the time, it will be clear which obligation we can most easily let go and which one we simply cant miss. Sometimes we have to miss something really important to us, and that can be painful for everyone concerned. At times like this, reaching out with a phone call, a thoughtf...

06:07

Seattle Tax For Homeless or Just for Government? "IndyWatch Feed World"

The outrageous tax of $275 per employee for companies that do more than $20 million in business annually by the city of Seatle for the claimed housing of homeless people is really over the top. Its not just Amazon, there are a number of businesses being hit. Cities are becoming the place to avoid. This is how they die. They just keep imposing more and more taxes without end so it simply becomes less burdensome to pick up and leave. You typically have parking fees, aggressive tickets by police, and fines of every sort possible all as a means to raise revenue.  Then, because of the tax, Amazon put a hold on its development of offices there. Because they were considering not opening up in Seatle, some called this extortion and called for criminally charging Amazon. So if you object to new taxes, that is now a criminal offense? That really want you to move to such a place!

They always impose a tax with some noble label. New York City originally imposed taxes on cigarettes because they really wanted to help people quit. When they did quit and switched to electronic cigarettes, the tax revenue decline and so they looked at then taxes electronic cigarettes. Once they get their hands on revenue, they use it for whatever they desire and they never give it back.

 

06:07

Anna Von Reitz -- The Biggest Back-Fire in History "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Biggest Back-Fire in History



Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz

THEY, the Territorial United States, planned to vacate the Constitutions -- all three of them.

THEY had already moth-balled and usurped upon and taken over the duties of the Federal United States 150 years ago, so that was no problem. With a little finagling and a lot of unauthorized spending, they figured they could bankrupt both their own corporations and the Municipal United States corporations, too.

Just run up a giant debt, let the corporations acting as providers of "essential government services" --- Article IV --- go bankrupt, so as to sever any connection to the actual constitutional agreements, and off-load all their corporate debts onto the unwitting backs of the American People.

Then, they planned to boot up a new corporation, call it something deceptive and sexy like THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, charter it in a foreign country like France so nobody would catch on, and then sneak right back in the back door and establish themselves as the Successor to the service contracts they vacated by a process of assumption.

We'd assume that they were our own dear Federal Government, because we'd assumed that twice before. Why wouldn't we go for the sop a third time?

Because we woke up and said, "No thanks."

Hey, they are the ones who usurped upon the actual Federal United States, rendering it inoperative back in 1868. They are the ones who spent themselves into oblivion and bankruptcy. We are totally innocent Third Parties.

It's all, one hundred percent, their own fault that they don't have a contract.
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06:01

Did Obama Use the FBI the Same as Nixon Used His Own People to Spy on Opposition? "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

While Robert Mueller was not in charge of the FBI after 2013, the new revelations that the FBI was spying on members in the Trump Campaign are very alarming. This is revealing just how deep the FBI has been trying to overthrow Trump. The integrity of the entire Justice Department is really called into question. Where Nixons staff went into Watergate, Nixon never directed them but got caught up in trying to cover up the event. Here we have the FBI doing what the Watergate operatives did directly. This is the ultimate abuse of power.

The FBI had a plant inside the Trump organization named Stefan Halper, whose job it was to keep the FBI informed on what Trump was up to. Halper met directly with Trumps campaign advisers Carter Page and George Papadopoulos beginning back during the summer of 2016. Just what else will surface who knows. But it is becoming abundantly clear that the Deep State has an agenda to overthrow Trump.

The question nobody is asking is WHO would ever want to become president after the treatment Trump has received from the Deep State, which seems to include CNN and the Washington Post if not the New York Times? Bill Clinton had sex with a worker in the White House. Trump had sex with a porn star years before. The White House was said to be a revolving door for Clinton and JFKs women. Do such personal adventures warrant qualification or disqualification to be president?

The type of personal scrutiny you are attacked on by becoming president seems to me that only a hand-picked candidate by the Deep State would survive for CNN, Washington Post, and the New York Times would all toe the line. This may very well be one fundamental reason contributing to why our model is calling for the shift in the Financial Capital of the World to China.

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06:00

Founder of the Weather Channel Belt the Global Warming Nonsense out of the Park "IndyWatch Feed World"

John Coleman, founder of the Weather Channel and Ian Plimer, Aussie Geology Professor, belt the global warming nonsense out of the park

MAY 20, 2018

Source: Starship Earth: The Big Picture



Agenda 21, (updated to Agenda 2030), should be a household word. If you dont understand it, you wont see the threat the near future holds for Humanity. Global warming is a myth. The climate IS changing, but cyclicallywith a great deal of interference from the globalists. Theyre helping it along by injecting more chaos and trashing the planet.

With rare exceptions, everything in our world is managed and manipulated toward a single end; our complete and total domination and subjugationif not our outright complete demise. They may as well call it Genocide 2030. Yes, Humans are an endangered species, but few have the courage to accept it. If action isnt taken very soon, there will be no future for Humanity because Humans cannot survive captivity. ~ BP

reblogged from Richard Presser.com, who says

Science, like almost every other field of endeavour, is harnessed to serve the agenda of those who run our world from behind the scenes. An example I have often used is how we are bombarded to believe that we are causing global warming through our burning of carbon (a complete nonsense), and that guilt is being used to help drive people out of the country into the cities, into smaller and smaller apartments, in line with Agenda 21, now the 2030 Agenda. If you still believe in global warming, I recommend you read Ian Plimers incredibly detailed and well researched book or watch one of his videos.

John Coleman, founder of the Weather Channel and Ian Plimer, Aussie Geology Professor, belt the global warming nonsens...

06:00

US Refuses to Recognize Venezuelas Elections Results, New Sanctions Already Planned "IndyWatch Feed World"

Before Venezuelans finished casting their votes Sunday, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan announced that the U.S. would not recognize the result of Venezuelas presidential election. Sullivan was in Buenos Aires on Sunday, leading the U.S. delegation to the G-20 Foreign Ministers Meeting. Venezuelas Nicolas Maduro was elected to his second presidential term on Sunday. With 92.6 percent of the votes counted, Maduro accumulated 5.8 million votes. His nearest challenger, former governor Henri Falcn, received only 1.8 million votes.

High school students who will not smile in the hallways are sent to mandatory counselling, while bullying is rampant "IndyWatch Feed World"

High school students in Pennsylvania's Northern Lebanon School District report that they are not allowed to walk through their schools' hallways unless they smile; if they refuse they are sent for mandatory counselling. The students who report that they were ordered to smile or face consequences also say that the same administrators failed to follow up on their complaints about in-school and online bullying by fellow students.

Rupert Murdoch Believes In The Free Market... Until His Company Is Struggling: Then He Wants To Regulate Competitors "IndyWatch Feed World"

Oh, Rupert Murdoch. When we last checked in with him, he was literally begging Facebook to pay News Corp. money because (he claimed) News Corp was "enhancing the value and integrity of Facebook." We noted at the time that Murdoch -- a staunch public defender of free market capitalism and a loud opponent of "socialism" -- seemed to be a bit hypocritical in effectively demanding a corporate handout from other, more successful companies, when his own company had struggled for years to adapt to the internet.

The North Korean government has rapidly become a world leader in hacking "IndyWatch Feed World"

North Korea has gradually become a hacking superpower, and has earned a pretty penny in the process. Agents acting on behalf of the ruling regime have stolen about $650 million through cyberattacks, according to research from Simon Choi, a consultant to South Koreas CIA-esque National Intelligence Service. And thats just a portion of their overall activity, he says, speaking to Patrick Winn of Public Radio International.

Supreme Court rules that employers can make signing away your right to sue them in a class a condition of employment "IndyWatch Feed World"

Supreme Court Justice Neal Gorsuch used his stolen Supreme Court seat to carry the day for corporations against workers in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, ruling that employers could force potential employees to sign away their legal right to participate in class action suits as a condition of employment. This means that in cases of wage-theft, unsafe working conditions and systematic harassment, workers would not be able to band together to sue gigantic corporations whose net worth dwarfs their own a millionfold or more, and would have to individually pay lawyers to argue each of their cases, one at a time.

FBI Informant Stefan Halper Paid Over $1 Million By Obama Admin; Spied On Trump Aide After Election "IndyWatch Feed World"

Less than a week after Stefan Halper was outed as the FBI informant who infiltrated the Trump campaign, public records reveal that the 73-year-old Oxford University professor and former U.S. government official was paid handsomely by the Obama administration starting in 2012 for various research projects. A longtime CIA and FBI asset who once reportedly ran a spy-operation on the Jimmy Carter administration, Halper was enlisted by the FBI to spy on several Trump campaign aides during the 2016 U.S. election. Meanwhile, a search of public records reveals that between 2012 and 2018, Halper received a total of $1,058,161 from the Department of Defense .

Missouri Passes Bill Defining 'Meat' to Exclude Plant-Based and Lab-Grown Foods "IndyWatch Feed World"

Missouri state lawmakers passed an omnibus agriculture bill on Thursday that includes a provision prohibiting plant-based products from being labeled as "meat." This measure would ban companies from using the term "plant-based meat" to describe their products. It would also prevent any future lab-grown products that hit the market from using the labeling.

Facebook support groups packed with predatory marketers "IndyWatch Feed World"

Looking to Facebook for help with addiction? Take care: the social network is full of predators, and they know where to find vulnerable people. They're sleazy marketers, brokering questionable self-help and inpatient treatment options.

Nearly Everyone In The U.S. And Canada Just Had Their Private Cell Phone Location Data Exposed "IndyWatch Feed World"

A company by the name of LocationSmart isn't having a particularly good month. The company recently received all the wrong kind of attention when it was caught up in a privacy scandal involving the nation's wireless carriers and our biggest prison phone monopoly. Like countless other companies and governments, LocationSmart buys your wireless location data from cell carriers. It then sells access to that data via a portal that can provide real-time access to a user's location via a tailored graphical interface using just the target's phone number.

Man In Jail Died Of Kratom Overdose Physically Impossible For Several Reasons "IndyWatch Feed World"

At Floridas Indian River County jail, an autopsy report released last week claimed that a man died from a kratom overdose. People who use kratom understand that an overdose on the leaf material is about as impossible as overdosing on weed, but for the past several months and in particular since September 2017, several suspicious stories about kratom have circulated in the headlines.

US Lays Out 12 Demands For A New Nuclear Deal With Iran "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Trump administration escalated its demands on Iran on Monday while giving Tehran a possible loophole if it wants the US to return to the nuclear deal which President Trump unilaterally cancelled last month, laying out a list of demands that Iran has to satisfy for the deal to be restored, including a stop to all uranium enrichment and halt to Iran's support for militant groups in the region. The administrations demands were outlined in a speech by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, which for the first time spelled out all of the administrations requirements for a new agreement. Pompeo laid out an onerous list of 12 "basic requirements" on Iran which toughened the nuclear demands and called for a wholesale change to Irans military posture in the region, that he says should be included.

Is Wikipedia An Establishment Psyop? "IndyWatch Feed World"

If you havent been living in a hole in a cave with both fingers plugged into your ears, you may have noticed that an awful lot of fuss gets made about Russian propaganda and disinformation these days.

China boosts its lunar mission with satellite to talk to dark side of the Moon "IndyWatch Feed World"

China is launching a new satellite on Sunday as part of its ambitious Change-4 mission to make the first-ever landing on the dark side of the moon. The Queqiao relay satellite will be sent to Lagrange L2 Point, where it can maintain communication with both the far side of the moon and Earth. This is vital for phase two of the mission, later this year, when a lander and rover will be sent where no other has gone before the side of the moon furthest away from Earth.

How The FBI And CIA Restarted The Cold War To Protect Themselves "IndyWatch Feed World"

On December 29, 2016, the Obama Administration with three weeks remaining in its term issued harsh sanctions against Russia over supposed election interference.  Two compounds in the United States were closed and 35 Russian diplomats were ordered to leave the country.  

Contaminated Fukushima Water Storage Tanks "Close To Capacity", TEPCO Admits "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Tokyo Electric Power Company is running out of container space to store water contaminated by tritium outside the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, and it's also running out of room for building more tanks, according to Yomiuri Shimbum , a Japanese newspaper, which is creating an intractable problem for the utility, which has been tasked with supervising the cleanup of Fukushima.

Report Confirms Deep Flaws Of Automated Facial Recognition Software In The UK, Warns Its Use In The US Is Spreading "IndyWatch Feed World"

Techdirt has written many stories about facial recognition systems. But there's a step-change taking place in this area at the moment. The authorities are moving from comparing single images with database holdings, to completely automated scanning of crowds to obtain and analyze huge numbers of facial images in real time. Recently, Tim Cushing described the ridiculously high level of false positives South Wales Police had encountered during its use of automated facial recognition software. Before that, a post noted a similarly unacceptable failure rate of automated systems used by the Metropolitan Police in London last year.

State Sets Massive Precedent, Passes Law To Effectively Ban The NSA "IndyWatch Feed World"

Michigan has become the first state to ban the National Security Agencys intrusive data collection practices by passing a law that prohibits law enforcement and state agencies from turning over personal data to the federal government without due process.

Google removes 'Dont be evil' from its code of conduct "IndyWatch Feed World"

Google has removed most instances of its famous Dont be evil motto from its code of conduct, 18 years after it was first introduced.

Nicolas Maduro wins Venezuela presidential election "IndyWatch Feed World"

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was re-elected to a second six-year term. Rival candidates have rejected the electoral process and called for new elections. The vote was marked by low turnout.

05:57

Poor America: 40% of Americans Can't Afford Middle-Class Lifestyle "IndyWatch Feed World"

Poor America: 40% of Americans Can't Afford Middle-Class Lifestyle
by Tyler Durden

"Even though the stock market trades at near record highs, joblessness suppressed at decade lows, and corporate buybacks/profits booming via Trumps tax reform, poverty is exploding all over America.

One of the primary objectives of the Federal Reserves monetary policy of this past decade was to generate the wealth effect: by artificially driving valuations of stocks and bonds to nosebleed valuations, American households would feel more prosperous, therefore, be more inclined to borrow and spend, even if some households did not own financial instruments.
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05:28

NASA Blacked out Satellite Images Over Russia "IndyWatch Feed World"

NASA Blacked Out Satellite Images Over Russia and the Fires There? | Morning D.E.W. [video]

MAY 20, 2018

Source: Starship Earth: The Big Picture



I accidentally discovered a new space weather/geoengineering/Earth changes channel and because hes located in Calgary, Albertahe talks about Canadian weather!

Amidst all the excitement I seem to have missed that there have been many forest fires in Russia and Mike shows us images from space courtesy of NASAwith large areas completely blacked out.

Although Russia typically does experience fires in the spring, he surmises they may have been doing DEW (directed energy weapons) testing.

It seems like the planet is both drowning and droughting simultaneously; everything is extreme. Floods and fires. Hundreds of earthquakes daily, volcanoes erupting, massive storms with heavy rains and oversize hail. Tornadoes and cyclones. We never know what will happen next.

Ive subscribed and will be checking in with Mike regularly now that I know hes around and awake and aware, as he says. I like his quiet, matter-of-fact approach to the drama unfolding across the planet. We dont need anyone whipping people up into a frenzy. ~ BP

05:27

Hawaii Volcanic Reuption Intensifies, Residents Trapped "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hawaii Residents Trapped As Volcanic Eruption Intensifies, First Major Injury Reported After "Lava Bomb"

by Tyler Durden
Sun, 05/20/2018 - 14:45

More residents of Hawaii's Big Island have been told to evacuate as fast moving lava threatens homes and businesses after a new, explosive eruption took place at Kilauea's summit crater Saturday as well as the emergence of fresh, faster flowing lava throughout the region. Some 22 fissures have opened up in the lower Puna district since the eruptions began over two weeks ago, claiming at least 44 structures in the affluent Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens subdivisions.

Residents across the Ka'u region have been advised to prepare for "rapid changes in air quality" due to the potential for ashfall or increased levels of sulfur dioxide.





As of Sunday morning, powerful lava flows had crossed a highway and begun flowing into the Pacific ocean - sending "hydrochloric acid and steam with fine glass particles into the air," according to County officials.



USGS scientists also announced on Saturday that fissures are now merging and connecting to other lava flows in the area. Fissures 16 and 20 have merged together and are producing a very voluminous line of spatter and lava fountaining.

The combined lava flow from fissure 20 advanced 1,000 feet in less than an hour early Saturday morning, and moved towar...

05:23

Jon Rappoport -- The Big Vaccine-Autism Lie "IndyWatch Feed World"

The big vaccine-autism lie

By Jon Rappoport

"How is a self-contained world built? Well, you can take a major situation which has an obvious cause, and then relabel the situation with a new name and say the cause is unknown. Then you can claim you're looking for the cause, and you can keep looking and stalling for 50 years." (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

First of all, there is NO definitive evidence that autism is a specific condition with a single cause.

If you doubt this, look up the definition of autism in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and try to find a definitive lab test that leads to a diagnosis of autism. There is no such test.

That means there is no confirmed cause of autism. And THAT means there is no proof autism is a single and specific condition.

Like other so-called developmental disorders or neurological disorders, autism is a collection of behaviors and symptoms, clustered together by committees of psychiatrists.

Basically, what is being called autism is DAMAGE. Various forms of neurological damage. This means the cause(s) could be coming from a variety of places.

For example, vaccines can and do cause damage.

Neurological damage, brain damage.

Parents of damaged children know this. There were there. They saw their children before vaccination and after vaccination.

Everything else claimed about these children is diversion. High-class sophisticated deceptive diversion.

For example: shuffling various disease and disorder labels; studies claiming there is no link between vaccines and autism; the hoops the government makes parents jump through, in order to try to obtain financial compensation for their damaged children; the legal deal allowing vaccine manufacturers to avoid law suits; the invented cover stories claiming autism begins in utero or is a genetic disorder; the pr...

05:20

ZAP/POOFness Report: "Take it to the Limit" -- May 20, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

" The Office of Poofness "

THE EAGLES
"Take It To The Limit"


All alone at the end of the of the evening
And the bright lights have faded to blue
I was thinking 'bout a woman who might have
Loved me and I never knew
You know I've always been a dreamer
(spent my life running 'round)
And it's so hard to change
(Can't seem to settle down)
But the dreams I've seen lately
Keep on turning out and burning out
And turning out the same

So put me on a highway
And show me a sign
And take it to the limit one more time

You can spend all your time making money
You can spend all your love making time
If it all fell to pieces tomorrow
Would you still be mine?

And when you're looking for your freedom
(Nobody seems to care)
And you can't find the door
(Can't find it anywhere)
When there's nothing to believe in
Still you're coming back, you're running back
You're coming back for more

So put me on a highway
And show me a sign
And take it to the limit one more time

Take it to the limit
Take it to the limit
Take it to the limit one more time


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UlkOPrTzhA

POOF SAID

Greetings and Salutations,

We are happy to report that we see the progress and we are quite pleased with the way things are unfolding. The mess is being cleaned up and the changes are in progress, despite how it looks and feels. The major issues are now being dealt with and resolved. There are legal issues and then there are logistics and there are a number of systems that are involved and these are being hammered out.

Still, the work is progressing and the times are bringing forth the mechanics that are needed to implement the Plan. And do not forget; there is a Plan. That plan has always been in place even before the globe knew there was anything like what you call the Big "O", the Currency Exchanges, the Humanitarian Projects the PP's time lines have shorten.

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05:00

Evidence Suggests Americas Foster Care System Is A Front For Child Sex Trafficking "IndyWatch Feed World"

As much as no one wants to talk about it, its important that we do. Unfortunately the sad reality is that child sex-trafficking is an epidemic in this day and age. 

While many people would consider this crime as bad as homicide, more often than not, we as a society are turning a blind eye to this issue.


In fact, Im curious to see how many hits this article receives as this topic tends to fall under the, dont ask, dont tell category, despite the fact that its a growing industry, the mainstream media remains largely silent.

Yes, children are being drugged, kidnapped, and sold by actual pimps in exchange for sex let that sink in for a moment. The fact of the matter is that turning a blind eye to this issue will never make it go away, despite how much we wish it would.


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04:56

(Video) Destroying the Illusion [5.20] -- Q Trip Change | False Flags and Conspiracy Push | IG Report and FBI "IndyWatch Feed World"



Published on May 20, 2018

Today's Links:

At Least 10 Dead In Shooting At Texas High School; Shooter Identified As 17-Year-Old Student - https://bit.ly/2wZaEB4

IG Horowitz Finds FBI, DOJ Broke Law In Clinton Probe, Refers To Prosecutor For Criminal Charges - https://bit.ly/2ImY0Ro

Is Pope Francis Signaling He'll Resign? - https://bit.ly/2IwNRlk

Conspiracy Theories Immediately Appear After Santa Fe School Shooting - https://bit.ly/2x0KKNe

Fake Facebook accounts and online lies multiply in hours after Santa Fe school shooting - https://wapo.st/2rZ1wGL

04:54

QAnon: 'Now Comes the Pain...' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Source: Dinar Chronicles

Q Anon changed his trip code on 19th May - and it contained a cryptic message that has got the entire Q Anon community guessing. Check out post number 1415...https://qanon.pub/

Q Anon post number 1415:

(Trip code) NowC@mesTHEP@in-23!!!

'They thought it was coming yesterday.
They were wrong.
Follow the pen.'
Q

An Anon writes in post number 1419 (also 19th May)...

'You knew when you set that trip (code) that the PAIN would be delivered -23!!!. More evidence of foreknowledge.'

Q replied...

'I'd watch the news that day.'
Q

So the speculation begins... What does -23 refer to? The Q Anon community has come up with three possibilities: 23rd May...31st May...11th June. The last date is 23 days from the 19th May. Of course we are all praying that it is the 23rd May.

What is likely to happen? President Trump has ALREADY signed an Executive Order, as evidenced in photos in Q Anon posts. It is most likely to do with releasing the Inspector General Report. Whatever the EO contains, it spells the final death knell for the cabal.

Jordan Sather succinctly explains the current cabal situation in his latest video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAOnjeC6dlk


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04:49

DOJ asks watchdog to probe Trump campaign surveillance claims "IndyWatch Feed World"

DOJ asks watchdog to probe Trump campaign surveillance claims | 20 May 2018 | The Department of Justice (DOJ) has asked its inspector general to look into whether or not the FBI surveilled President Trump's campaign for "inappropriate purposes." "If anyone did infiltrate or surveil participants in a presidential campaign for inappropriate purposes, we need to know about it and take appropriate action," Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in a statement... The DOJ announcement comes just hours after Trump tweeted that he planned to demand on Monday that the department look into whether federal agents spied on his campaign for "political purposes." The original probe into alleged FBI surveillance abuse was announced in late March, and was focused on whether the department abused the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) when it obtained a warrant to surveil former Trump campaign associate Carter Page. That investigation sprung from claims among some House Republicans that federal officials inappropriately used the so-called Steele Dossier to obtain a warrant to surveil former Trump campaign associate Carter Page.

04:30

Nicolas Maduro Wins Venezuelan Presidential Election "IndyWatch Feed World"

(Sputnik) Nicolas Maduro was re-elected as the Venezuelan president with the voters turnout amounting to 46.01 percent, head of the National Electoral Council Tibisay Lucena said after the body had processed 92.6 percent of ballots.

With 92.6 percent of processed ballots and 46.01-percent turnout, we can say that Nicolas Maduro obtained 5,823,718 votes, Henri Falcon got 1,820,552 and Javier Bertucci 952,000 votes, Lucena said.

Lucena said that Maduro was re-elected as the Venezuelan president having got 68 percent of votes.

Venezuela held the presidential election on Sunday. This year four candidates ran for the presidency: incumbent President Nicolas Maduro, Reinaldo Quijada, who supported Maduros predecessor Hugo Chavez but is dissatisfied with the current government, opposition leader Falcon and Evangelical pastor Javier Bertucci.

Henri Falcon has announced earlier in the day that he does not recognize results of the presidential election due to alleged mass electoral violations.

Originally published by Sputnik

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Cancers linked to obesity set to double by 2025 in Brazil "IndyWatch Feed World"

The number of Brazilians suffering from cancers associated with obesity or overweight such as breast, colon and prostate tumours is expected to double by 2025.

04:19

(Video) What is Going on, Nobody in California is Talking about this! "IndyWatch Feed World"



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04:06

Trump Finally Launches Criminal Investigation Into Obama Surveillance "IndyWatch Feed World"

President Trump has ordered a criminal investigation into illegal surveillance of his campaign by the Obama administration. On Sunday morning, the President demanded that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ [...]

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04:02

Facebook Hires George Soros To Help Regulate Elections "IndyWatch Feed World"

Facebook has teamed up with billionaire globalist George Soros to help the social network regulate elections in the U.S. and around the world.  On Thursday Facebook announced that they will use the Atlantic Councils Digital [...]

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03:59

German cartoonist sacked over Netanyahu caricature "IndyWatch Feed World"

Social media users slammed the cartoon as anti-Semitic. The newspaper offered excuses, but the author of the cartoon didn't. The elderly cartoonist claimed that being fired for an inappropriate cartoon is an unusual punishment. German popular daily newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung fired its cartoonist after his caricature of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was harshly criticized on social media, the Turkish Anadolu news agency reported. The cartoon in the now withdrawn issue of the magazine depicts Netanyahu in the likeness of Israeli singer Netta Barzilai, who won the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, while holding a missile in his hand. The text balloon above him said "next year in Jerusalem." After the cartoon caused public uproar, the newspaper's chief editor, Wolfgang Krach, issued his apologies, but the 85-year-old cartoonist refused to follow the suit, which led to him being fired. Dieter Hanitzsch, the author of the controversial cartoon, said that such a punitive measure for an inappropriate drawing is not normal. "You can reprimand him [the cartoonist], warn him, but firing is not a good way," he said.

03:55

Child Sex Victim: I Was Recruited At Mar-A-Lago By Jeffrey Epstein "IndyWatch Feed World"

A child sex-trafficking victim claims she was recruited at Mar-A-Lago by billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein when she was just a teenager.  A lawsuit filed by Virginia Giuffre claims she was handpicked at Trumps Mar-A-Lago resort [...]

The post Child Sex Victim: I Was Recruited At Mar-A-Lago By Jeffrey Epstein appeared first on Your News Wire.

03:53

China better prepared to deal with US sanctions on Iran than EU - analyst "IndyWatch Feed World"

China's state-owned energy giant CNPC is ready to replace French energy company Total's stake in the Iranian South Pars gas project. In 2017, Total and CNPC signed a 20-year contract worth 4.8 billion dollars to develop Phase 11 of Iran's South Pars field. Sputnik spoke with political analyst Tom McGregor about CNPC's acquisition plan. Sputnik: How serious is CNPC about acquiring Total's stake in the South Pars gas project in your opinion? McGregor: Definitely if it's available to them they will certainly look at the deal and the way the Chinese do business is that they don't make an announcement unless they are going to do something. They are very secretive about this kind of stuff, so unless there is some weird bluff, there's no reason for them to make an announcement unless they are very serious. Chances are they are already taking action and they have already moved forward on it and they are just waiting to sign the deal to see what Total does.

03:52

Cuba mourns after 107 killed in Boeing 737 airliner crash "IndyWatch Feed World"

Cuba began two days of national mourning Saturday for victims of the crash of a state airways plane that killed all but three of its 110 passengers and crew. President Miguel Diaz-Canel said an investigation was under way into Friday's crash of the nearly 40-year-old Boeing 737, leased to the national carrier Cubana de Aviacion by a Mexican company. Three women pulled alive from the mangled wreckage are the only known survivors. The Boeing crashed shortly after taking off from Jose Marti airport, coming down in a field near the airport and sending a thick column of acrid smoke into the air.

03:51

FBI Mole Stefan Halper Was Paid $400,000 To Infiltrate Trump Campaign "IndyWatch Feed World"

Internet sleuths have discovered that the mole who infiltrated the Trump campaign was none other than Stefan Halper an FBI informant who was paid $400,000.  Political Commentator Jacob Wohl discovered that FBI mole Stefan Halper [...]

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03:46

UN Chief: Uncontrolled Migration Is In Americas National Interest "IndyWatch Feed World"

UN chief William Lacy Swing has urged President Trump to open up Americas borders to any and all immigrants claiming its in Americas best interests. The Migration Agency Director-General said he is concerned that [...]

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03:41

CIAs Amazon Turns Over Record Amount Of User Data To Law Enforcement "IndyWatch Feed World"

CIA-owned Amazon has provided more customer data to U.S. law enforcement in the first half of last year than in its entire history, according to a recent transparency report.  A staggering 1,936 different requests were [...]

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03:15

Syrian President Says US Presidents Dont Control Foreign Policy The Deep State Does "IndyWatch Feed World"

In a recent interview with the Greek newspaper Kathimerini, Syrian President Bashar Assad said that it would be pointless to speak with Donald Trump about the current tensions between his country and the US because the foreign policy is not controlled by the president, but the deep state, and that the president is only one performer in this theater.

The deep state is a term that is growing in popularity, and used to describe the powerful interests that work to influence US policy, such as the military-industrial complex and the network of intelligence agencies that are far more powerful than any president. Assad specifically said that it was the military, financial and intelligence interests who make up the real regime in the United States.

When speaking about the potential of a meeting with Trump, Assad said:

The first question you should ask is: What can you achieve? The other: What can we achieve with someone who says something before the campaign, and does the opposite after the campaign, who says something today, and does the opposite tomorrow, or maybe in the same day? So, its about consistency. Do they have the same frequency every day, or the same algorithm? So, I dont think that in the meantime we can achieve anything with such an administration. A further reason is that we dont think the president of that regime is in control. We all believe that the deep state, the real state, is in control, or is in control of every president, and that is nothing new. It has always been so in the United States, at least during the last 40 years, at least since Nixon, maybe before, but its becoming starker and starker, and the starkest case is Trump.

A large portion of Trumps base voted for him because they were convinced that he would fight against the deep state, however, Trump has continued the wartime policies of Obama and Bush, despite making empty promises on the campaign trail.

Assad also spoke about how the US government uses chaos as a military strategy, saying that,

The US usually has an agenda and it has goals. If it cannot achieve its goals, it resorts to something different, which is to create chaos. Create chaos until the whole atmosphere changes, maybe because the different parties will give up, and they will give in to their goals, and this is where they can implement their goals again, or maybe they change their goals, but if they cannot achieve it, its better to weaken every party and create conflict, and this is not unique to Syria. This has been their...

03:07

Native American Builds Highway Exit Ramp To His Smoke Shop To Protest Taxes "IndyWatch Feed World"

Eric White of the Seneca Indian Tribe owns the Big Indian Smoke Shop in Irving, New York, and he along with a number of other native-owned businesses have been in an ongoing legal battle with the state of New York over taxes.

On March 15, a New York Judge issued a ruling which fined White $2.4 million for allegedly selling unstamped, untaxed cigarettes in 2012. White says that his business is entirely legal and that his products are not subject to state taxes because they are native brands that are being shipped from one reservation to another, meaning that this is native business that is not the governments concern. White also says that he has been harassed by state police, who have illegally stopped and searched his vehicles.

Furthermore, the fines that were issued against White are three and a half times what the cigarettes were worth.

White filed a lawsuit against the state on the grounds that these fines violate Indian Law Section 6, which states No taxes shall be assessed, for any purpose whatever, upon any Indian reservation in this state, so long as the land of such reservation shall remain the property of the nation, tribe or band occupying the same.

State officials moved to dismiss the suit, saying Indian Law Section 6 and the Treaty of 1842 only apply to state taxation of land or real property.

To fight against this massive injustice, White is building his own exit ramp from the highway that leads directly to his business.

Paul Cambria, Whites attorney,  says that he does not believe that the government has any right to tell him what to do on tribal lands.

Eric is currently exploring the authority of the Thruway easements over his land He feels the state is taking advantage of nation people.he believes there is no valid easement that the Thruway has over sovereign territory, Cambria told WGRZ.

A spokesperson for the New York State Thruway Authority responded to the construction of the ramp in a statement, saying that, The safety of motorists is paramount and we are looking into the matter to ensure the work does not interfere with the operation of the Thruway.

The Seneca Nation was quick to distance themselves from Whites action, despite the fact that they understand his frustration with the states unfair taxation of native people.

While we are aware of the activity being undertaken by an individual on the Cattaraugus Territory, the Seneca Nation has no role whatsoever in what i...

03:02

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

Camden, New Jersey, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

03:00

The Dogons Extraordinary Knowledge of the Cosmos and the Cult of Nommo "IndyWatch Feed World"

France, 1920: Marcel Griaule is a young man who is very well-established in his studies, especially in mathematics. He has recently served as a volunteer in the French Air Force and aspires to attend the prestigious Lyce Louis le Grande.

Although his future already seems marked, fate has other plans for him - a new road that begins to take shape when he decides to attend a conference that same year. The speakers are Marcel Mauss, anthropologist, sociologist, and historian of religions, and Marcel Cohen, linguist.

Griaule is struck by their words and decides to devote himself entirely to the study of anthropology. Between 1928 and 1933 he took part in two ethnographic expeditions, and in this period (1930) he came into contact with a mysterious African tribe: the Dogon.

The opportunity was given to him during a period of study in Mali alongside his pupil Germaine Dieterlen, who was also a pupil of Mauss and deeply interested in the study of ancient myths. From that moment, the mystery of the Nommo is born. It is an element of an ancient heritage of which we cannot expand without having first spoken of the Dogon people.


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02:59

"How to Spot Your Own Self-Delusion" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"How to Spot Your Own Self-Delusion"
by Pamela Meyer

"What if deception is in the eye of the beholder? And what if lies can help us tell the truth? Enter into the multimedia world of magician Marco Tempest and decide for yourself: 


Marco is right: The biggest lies are the lies we tell ourselves. S.E. Hinton wrote in "The Outsiders", "I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me." Maybe she was onto something. We've trained ourselves to accept certain truths about where we find fulfillment, where...

02:54

"All Sins..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"All sins, of course, deserve to be treated with mercy: we all do what we can, and life is too hard and too cruel for us to condemn anyone for failing in this area. Does anyone know what he himself would do if faced with the worst and how much truth could he bear under such circumstances?"  
- Andre Comte-Sponville

02:51

"What If..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"What if when you die they ask, "How was Heaven?"
 ~ Author Unknown

A truly terrifying thought...

02:46

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "A Walk" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"A Walk"

"My eyes already touch the sunny hill.
going far ahead of the road I have begun.
So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp;
it has inner light, even from a distance-
and changes us, even if we do not reach it,
into something else, which, hardly sensing it,
we already are; a gesture waves us on
answering our own wave...
but what we feel is the wind in our faces."...

02:39

"Be That Guy" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Sometimes a person must fight for what he or she feels is right, even against the majority. Something that is wrong does not change to right just because the majority approves it, ignores it, or the government says it is right. It is still wrong."
- Kenneth Ead

"Be That Guy"
by Scott Faith

"Were frequently told dont be that guy, often with good reason. Drunk and stupid at a party? Dont be that guy. Park in a spot someone else shoveled out of the snow? Dont be that guy. Chow thief at Ranger School? Definitely dont be that guy. But sometimes situations arise where you DO need to be that guy.

...

02:34

Texas Lt. Gov. Floats Chilling Solution for School Shooting Crisis "IndyWatch Feed World"

Shortly after the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Southeast Texas that left 10 dead and 10 others wounded, two of them critically, the states lieutenant governor, Dan Patrick, named an improbable culprit in the massacre: doors. Less than 48 hours later, Patrick offered a fix for gun violence that was no less unlikely, this time reverting to one of the presidents newest talking points.

In an interview with CNN that echoed Donald Trumps remarks after Februarys mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, the Texas official called on the country to start arming its educators, in accordance with the Second Amendment. Our teachers are part of that well-run militia, Patrick told This Week host George Stephanopoulos, adding,  Its guns that also stop crimes.

The absurdity of Patricks remarks should be self-evident. Teachers fail to meet any conceivable definition of a militia, and their arming is hardly necessary to the security of a free state, as the Second Amendment stipulates. More troubling is that one of the presidents more febrile ideas appears to be gaining currency within the greater Republican Party. (A recent HuffPost survey found as many as 70 percent of Republicans s...

02:31

X22 Report, The World Prepares As The Dollar Is Pushed To The Side "IndyWatch Feed World"

X22 Report, The World Prepares As The Dollar Is Pushed To The Side
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02:30

The 'Great Filter': Are we humans about to go extinct by our own hand? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Humans have had a great ride. We've overcome vicious predators, drastic shifts in climate, diseases, large-scale warfare and many other things that would have put an end to lesser species. These days, life is so comfortable and sheltered for many of us that we often take the survival of our species for granted. However, as I will discuss in this article, there is a major risk of extinction on the horizon. Will we overcome this hurdle like we have overcome past hurdles, or will our species finally be filtered out? To understand what I mean by a "Great Filter", let's first go over the Fermi's Paradox. The Fermi's Paradox is the apparent contradiction between the lack of evidence and high probability estimates for the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations. To put it more simply: if there are 70 sextillion stars (more than all grains of sand on earth) in the observable universe, why haven't we discovered signs of intelligent life? The odds of such a discovery should be heavily in our favor. We have gotten some close calls, like the mysterious SETI signal we got 40 years ago, and the possible alien megastructure (I.e. Dyson Sphere) discovered a few years ago. But these discoveries are far from conclusive signs of another intelligent civilization. There are many possible explanations for why we can't find intelligent life. Here are a few: 1) other civilizations might be out there but are too advanced to communicate with (think about a human trying to communicate with an ant), 2) intelligent lifeforms could have already visited or tried to communicate with Earth, but we were not here yet, 3) higher civilizations are aware of us but are just observing our species for now, 4) the concept of physical colonization may be a silly idea to higher-level civilizations (therefore, no need to find life elsewhere). Comment: Think again: Fermi's phony paradox: Humans too arrogant and stupid to solve 'missing aliens' question

02:16

Skripal case no longer important: How Russia may soon become the EU's darling "IndyWatch Feed World"

Former spy Sergei Skripal was discharged from Salisbury hospital on May 18. Speaking to Sputnik, Adam Garrie, director at Eurasia Future, opined that the British inquiry into the Skripals' poisoning will end up with nothing to show and explained why Europe could soon ease anti-Russian sanctions and open its markets to China. No matter how much London wants to use the Skripal case as a stick to beat Russia with, it needs Moscow in its upcoming fight for the Iran nuclear deal abandoned by Donald Trump on May 8, Adam Garrie, a geopolitical analyst and director at Eurasia Future, opined. "Now Europe will have to work with both Russia and China if it is serious about preserving the JCPOA (Iran nuclear deal), Europe (including Britain) may need to relax sanctions in a meaningful way because the JCPOA cannot be saved by Europe alone. Europe will need to work with Russia and China and this means dropping sanctions against Russia and opening up EU markets to China."

01:31

When justice becomes politicized, desperate times call for disparate measures "IndyWatch Feed World"

FBI director Comey and the Obama Justice Department applied a double standard in their handling of the Clinton-email and Trump-Russia investigations. We wuz robbed. That's the theme Democrats and their media allies are working hard to cement into conventional wisdom. And robbed in a very specific way: The 2016 presidential election, we're to believe, was stolen from Hillary Clinton by disparate treatment. As Democrats tell it, the FBI scandalized their candidate while protecting Donald Trump. You might think peddling that story with a straight face would be a major challenge. But they figure it may work because it was test-driven by the FBI's then-director, James Comey, in his now infamous press conference on July 5, 2016 - back when the law-enforcement and intelligence apparatus on which we rely to read the security tea leaves was simply certain that Mrs. Clinton would win.

01:31

French finance minister: 'US not economic gendarme of planet' - suggests EU may compensate firms hit by US sanctions "IndyWatch Feed World"

France's economy minister has suggested that the EU may compensate European companies affected by US sanctions on Iran, stressing that the bloc should not accept Washington as "the economic gendarme of the planet." Bruno Le Maire referred to a series of countermeasures that the EU adopted in 1996 in response to US extraterritorial economic sanctions against Cuba. Back then, Brussels argued that those sanctions benefited Washington's foreign policy interests at the expense of EU sovereignty. The regulation aimed "to protect the economic and/or financial interests of natural or legal persons against the effects of the extraterritorial application of legislation."

01:04

Trump demands DOJ probe claims of campaign surveillance "IndyWatch Feed World"

Trump demands DOJ probe claims of campaign surveillance | 20 May 2018 | President Trump on Sunday said hell ask the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate whether the FBI surveilled his campaign. "I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes - and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!" Trump tweeted. Trump has spent the last few days sounding the alarm on Twitter about claims that an FBI informant was embedded within his campaign.

01:01

The Art of Maintaining Core Frequency in Life "IndyWatch Feed World"

May 21st, 2018 By Tim Bryant Guest writer for Wake Up World Balance is one of the most important aspects to a healthy and fulfilling human life. Without balance, health starts to decay due to disruption and infiltration from disharmonic energies. All things have their own core frequency, which signifies balance to their particular system. Another way []

00:58

toolkit: deforestation "IndyWatch Feed World"

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00:50

Uranus Entering Taurus: Natural Disasters To Come And Major Changes On The Way "IndyWatch Feed World"

Uranus is currently in Taurus and has been since May 15th. It will be in Taurus for quite some time (9 years) and we might as well just get used to it for now. This changes everything and is not going to be as easy as most people assume.

For those who do not know Uranus is the planet in charge of lots of things. It is full of change and progressiveness. When Uranus is in Taurus the energies are constantly colliding. Taurus is a sign that likes things stable and steady whereas Uranus is all about CHANGE, huge and unexpected change at that. Unexpected events are going to become a common occurrence in the years to come.

These changes are well underway and as you know just weeks before the transition had completed the volcano in Kilauea began erupting and with that followed the eruption of a volcano in Merapi. To me and many others, this is a sign of what to expect from the Uranus/Taurus duo now that they are together. Conditions are currently only getting worse and who knows what else is to come. Natural disasters are going to spike, I can promise you that.

These events are manifestations of the energies surrounding our planet right now. Do not be too alarmed, stress isnt going to do you any good right now. Things in your life are going to get a lot more personal. Just because we are facing a lot of intense changes and problems that does not mean that the end results will be positive in one way or another.

Allow Taurus to break you away from any negative thoughts and remind you what is important. Uranus is very powerful and it rules all the disruptions that we face, while it holds potential it also holds fear. Find your balance and see where it leads you.

For more information on this interesting form of manifestation surrounding Uranus check out the video below. There is a lot more to the celestial bodies than most people want to admit. The more you dig the more you understand.

00:46

The Coming Collapse "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Trump administration did not rise, prima facie, like Venus on a half shell from the sea. Donald Trump is the result of a long process of political, cultural and social decay. He is a product of our failed democracy. The longer we perpetuate the fiction that we live in a functioning democracy, that Trump and the political mutations around him are somehow an aberrant deviation that can be vanquished in the next election, the more we will hurtle toward tyranny. The problem is not Trump. It is a political system, dominated by corporate power and the mandarins of the two major political parties, in which we dont count. We will wrest back political control by dismantling the corporate state, and this means massive and sustained civil disobedience, like that demonstrated by teachers around the country this year. If we do not stand up we will enter a new dark age.

The Democratic Party, which helped build our system of inverted totalitarianism, is once again held up by many on the left as the savior. Yet the party steadfastly refuses to address the social inequality that led to the election of Trump and the insurgency by Bernie Sanders. It is deaf, dumb and blind to the very real economic suffering that plagues over half the country. It will not fight to pay workers a living wage. It will not defy the pharmaceutical and insurance industries to provide Medicare for all. It will not curb the voracious appetite of the military that is disemboweling the country and promoting the prosecution of futile and costly foreign wars. It will not restore our lost civil liberties, including the right to privacy, freedom from government surveillance, and due process. It will not get corporate and dark money out of politics. It will not demilitarize our police and reform a prison system that has 25 percent of the worlds prisoners although the United States has only 5 percent of the worlds population. It plays to the margins, especially in election seasons, refusing to address substantive political and social problems and instead focusing on narrow cultural issues like gay rights, abortion and gun control in our peculiar species of anti-politics.

This is a doomed tactic, but one that is understandable. The leadership of the party, the Clintons, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Tom Perez, are creations of corporate America. In an open and democratic political process, one not dominated by party elites and corporate money, these people would not hold political power. They know this. They would rather implode the entire system than give up their positions of privilege. And that, I fear, is what will happen....

00:20

Top Five Reasons To Vote With Your Feet "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Joe Jarvis People routinely vote with their feet, meaning that they choose to relocate to a better environment when the opportunity arises. This could...

00:15

Trump to 'demand' Justice probe whether FBI, Obama administration spied on campaign for political purposes "IndyWatch Feed World"

Trump to 'demand' Justice probe whether FBI, Obama administration spied on campaign for political purposes | 20 May 2018 | President Trump said Sunday that he will officially demand that the Justice Department investigate whether federal agents infiltrated or surveilled his 2016 presidential campaign for political purposes and whether the preceding Obama administration was behind such action. "I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes -- and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!" the president tweeted.

00:14

Japanese high school girls wear badges warning would-be train gropers: Im not going to take it! "IndyWatch Feed World"

(GV) A campaign in Japan aimed at high school girls provides special tin buttons for them to wear while riding the train to deter groping and other forms of sexual assault.

The Chikan Prevention Activities Center () organizes the campaign, which is in its third year. The word Japanese word chikan is used to describe both the act of groping as well as the gropers themselves.

The buttons feature a variety of messages that remind readers that chikan is a crime and that the wearer will not endure the assault quietly.

The aim of the chikan deterrent button is show how much [the people wearing it] hate chikan. Its an effort to make potential chikans to understand they must stop sexual harassment and sexual assault.

For women who commute by train, chikan is unfortunately common. According to the Japan Times:

Figures from the Metropolitan Police Department show that 1,750 cases of groping or molestation were reported in 2017, of which 30 percent occurred between 7 and 9 a.m. during the morning rush hour.

More than 50 percent of groping cases occurred on trains, the report says, with a further 20 percent occuring in train stations.

According to the same police reports, nearly 30 percent of groping victims were teenagers. Generally, incidents of groping are prosecuted by police under Section 176 of the penal code as forcible indeceny (). However,...

00:11

Britain basking in afterglow of royal wedding "IndyWatch Feed World"

Britains Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex ride in a horse-drawn Ascot Landau carriage along The Long Walk towards Windsor Castle during a procession after their royal wedding ceremony in St Georges Chapel at Windsor Castle, 19 May 2018. EPA/Andy Rain

LONDON, AP Unwilling to kiss Prince Harry and Meghan Markles wedding goodbye just yet, Britain has basked in the scale of the spectacle, according to reports, as major broadcasters kept scenes from the royal nuptials on repeat along with fresh interviews with the brides dressmaker.

The newlyweds have not been seen in public since they left Windsor Castle in a rare 1968 Jaguar convertible for a Saturday night reception hosted by the grooms father, Prince Charles.

They plan to fulfil their first royal work engagement as a married couple on Tuesday, when they attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace to honour Charles and his charity work.

They were expected to return to their home at Kensington Palace in London on Sunday, but the palace did not provide updates or details.

But anyone with a lingering case of royal wedding fever could join the tourists and locals soaking up the romantic mood and continued sunshine in the town of Windsor, where Saturdays wedding and post-service carriage procession were held.

Good wishes poured in from around the world. British singer Adele posted a message on Instagram on Sunday along with a photo of herself wearing a veil and toasting with a glass of champagne. She wished the couple well and invoked the memory of Princess Diana, Harrys late mother.

Congratulations Meghan and Harry, she wrote. Youre the most beautiful bride. I cant stop thinking of how happy Princess Diana is upstairs x.

Kensington Palace did not release details but photographs showed Markle, now known formally as the Duchess of Sussex, wearing to the evening reception a large, emerald-cut aquamarine ring that Diana wore often before she died in a Paris car crash in 1997.

The wedding was the only topic of the day in Britains newspapers and on its television networks. The tone of the press coverage was congratulatory, with publications taking...

00:03

Opossums Kill Ticks And Help Stop The Spread Of Lyme Disease "IndyWatch Feed World"

While most people consider opossums to be ugly pests they serve a purpose and we should appreciate them more. Sure, they may look like they would carry diseases (even though I think theyre adorable) but the truth is they are quite effective at helping reduce the spread of diseases.

I am sure you have heard that this year tick populations are much higher than they have been in the past. Ticks are a big threat since they can carry lots of different diseases including Lyme Disease. In case you arent aware, opossums eat ticks, a lot of ticks. According to Ostfelt, one opossum can kill and eat around 5,000 ticks a week. The more opossums around, the fewer ticks you will find.

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One study comparing mice, squirrels, and opossums (all three eat ticks) found that opossums were the most effective ecological traps. They found that ticks favor opossums much more than they would the others. It seems opossums kill almost if not every tick that gets on them. Dont get me wrong we shouldnt go out and try to breed huge opossum populations or anything like that we shouldnt be so quick to exterminate the few that might be hanging around our properties. Letting them live and do their job as long as they arent causing too much commotion or harming your things is always best.

When it comes to those who do want them gone from their properties perhaps catch and release would be the best option, release them in a wooded area or somewhere not necessarily close to your home so that they can continue to do their job and benefit our health in the long run. For more information on the benefits of having these interesting little creatures around check out the video below. Its actually a lot more rare to find a rabid opossum than most people assume, most wont just jump out and bite you even when cornered.

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00:00

City Bans Anarchy Symbol Officials Call It Hate Speech Similar To Swastika "IndyWatch Feed World"

By John Vibes Ontario, Canada Last week, officials with the City of Hamilton legally ordered a local anarchist group to remove the anarchy symbol...

Sunday, 20 May

23:48

Eurasian Economic Union summit in Sochi welcomes Moldova into economic superbloc "IndyWatch Feed World"

Today, Moldova officially joined the Eurasian Economic Union, but only as an observer state for now. But particular attention was drawn to the new Armenian prime minister, who publicly cleared up the new government's attitude toward union.

23:24

The big vaccine-autism lie "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Jon Rappoport

How is a self-contained world built? Well, you can take a major situation which has an obvious cause, and then relabel the situation with a new name and say the cause is unknown. Read More

23:21

Double Trouble That Will Do In Mother Nature: Electromagnetic Frequencies And Glyphosate, If Weather Geoengineering Doesnt Get Us First "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Catherine J. Frompovich Is this little work of living art worth saving? (Source: Email Forward) Then stop polluting the planet! Electromagnetic radiation from power...

23:18

Sally Yates was the true blackmailer in the Flynn matter "IndyWatch Feed World"

In dramatic testimony Monday, Obama holdover Attorney General Sally Yates testified that she warned the incoming White House its newly installed national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was "compromised" by a lie and therefore a potential "blackmail target" of the Russians. President Trump can be forgiven for ignoring her warning. It was Yates who was blackmailing him. It's clear from recent revelations that President Obama and his holdovers had a morbid fear of Lt. Gen. Flynn, an anti-Islamic terror hawk, and were gunning for him early in the transition, long before rumors he was involved in any alleged Russian conspiracy. Just two days after the election, Obama urged President-elect Trump not to rehire Flynn, whom he once fired from the Pentagon. Obama reportedly made it clear he didn't like the man. (Flynn says his views on Islam put him at odds with the former president.)

23:18

FLASHBACK: Witness to Andrew Breitbart's sudden death vanishes "IndyWatch Feed World"

A private investigator has been unable to find the only eyewitness to the sudden death of media innovator and conservative activist The apparent disappearance of Christopher Lasseter, who says he saw Breitbart drop to the sidewalk in front of a restaurant, adds to the mystery surrounding Breitbart's March 1 death. On the day the Los Angeles County coroner released Breitbart's autopsy report, a photographic technician at the coroner's office died suddenly of suspicious causes. In addition, at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., just three weeks before Breitbart's death - where he promised to unveil "damning" new video evidence of Barack Obama's radical past that would change the election - Breitbart gave WND details of his upcoming revelations. He claimed to WND that he had a video showing radical Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers and Barack Obama at Harvard planning revolution in the United States. But the video, aired just after he died, was of Obama introducing a radical Harvard professor, and the general response was flat.

23:04

BEST OF THE WEB: Facebook Announces Partnership With Atlantic Council to 'Protect Democracy' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Facebook has engaged a think tank funded by weapons manufacturers, branches of the US military and Middle-Eastern monarchies to safeguard the democratic process. It's akin to hiring arsonists to run the fire brigade. If Facebook truly wanted to "protect democracy and elections worldwide," it would build a broad coalition of experts and activists from a wide and disparate range of the countries it serves. Instead, the American social media giant has outsourced the task to NATO's propaganda wing. For the uninitiated, the Atlantic Council serves as the American-led alliance's chief advocacy group. And its methods are rather simple: it grants stipends and faux academic titles to various activists that align with NATO's agenda. Thus, lobbyists become "fellows" and "experts," while the enterprise constructs a neutral sheen, which is rarely (if ever) challenged by Western media outlets - often reliant on its employees for easy comment and free op-eds. While that has always been ethically questionable, Facebook's latest move, given its effective monopoly position, is far more sinister. Because it is now tied to a "think tank" which has proposed terrorist attacks in Russia and has demanded Russian-funded news outlets be forced to register as "foreign agents" in the United States. Make no mistake: this is a dream scenario for NATO and those who depend on it for their livelihoods and status. Because the Atlantic Council is now perfectly positioned to be the tail wagging the Facebook dog in the information space.

22:52

"Good Or Bad..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Good or bad, everything we do is our best choice at that moment."
- William Glasser

22:48

The deep state is very real and it's in Trump's White House "IndyWatch Feed World"

Most don't have to look very hard to see clear evidence that there's a deep state. But now it's becoming even more clear that president Donald Trump's White House, at least in some capacity, is a part of the same deep state the president promised to eliminate by "draining the swamp." Trump does indeed have a problem with people working against him, but some of those people are awfully close by... Leaks to the media have plagued Trump's presidency since his first day in office, and a new report on leakers' motives opens a window into the extent of the subterfuge. "To be honest, it probably falls into a couple of categories," one White House official told Axios's Jonathan Swan. "The first is personal vendettas. And two is to make sure there's an accurate record of what's really going on in the White House." Many of those with ties and puppet strings connecting them to the deep state are actually in Trump's White House, according to The Washington Post.

22:38

British firefighters tribute to Grenfell disaster victims "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 8 August 2017 video from Britain is called LOWKEY ft. MAI KHALIL GHOSTS OF GRENFELL (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO).

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Monday, May 21, 2018

Firefighters pay tribute to Grenfell Tower blaze victims as public inquiry begins

FIREFIGHTERS paid tribute today to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire ahead of the start of the public inquiry into the atrocity tomorrow.

The hearing will begin with two weeks of tributes from family and friends remembering the victims of the June 14 2017 fire in which 72 people perished.

Fire Brigades Union (FBU) general secretary Matt Wrack said: The Grenfell Tower fire was a devastating and heartbreaking tragedy. Seventy-two people died and the lives of those who survived were forever changed.

On behalf of firefighters everywhere, we pay our respects to those who died, were injured or lost loved ones.

A whole community has been devastated. The thoughts of all firefighters will be with them as tributes begin at the public inquiry.

The FBU is worki...

22:36

How the President Could Be Re-Elected "IndyWatch Feed World"

Trumps strategy for keeping power is to build up his coalition of Americas white working class and the nations ownership class.

Its a curious coalition, to say the least. But if Democrats dont respond to it, it could protect Trump from impeachment and even re-elect him. It just might create a permanent Republican majority around an axis of white resentment and great wealth.

Two decades ago, Democrats and Republicans competed over the middle class. They battled over soccer moms and suburban swing voters.

Since then the middle class has shrunk while the working class has grown, and vast wealth has been accumulated by a comparative few who own a large portion of America. Some of their wealth has taken over American politics.

Enter Trump.

Counties whose voters shifted from Obama to Trump in 2016 had lost economic ground to the rest of America, even more than did solidly-Republican counties. Trump is counting on the unwavering support of these mostly white working class voters.

Meanwhile, much of the ownership class has come over to Trump. Hes counting on it to bankroll Republican politicians who are loyal to him.

Since becoming president, Trump has sought to reward both sides of this coalition tossing boatloads of money to the ownership class, and red meat to the white working class.

One boatload is the corporate and individual tax cut, of which Americas richest 1 percent will take home an estimated 82 percent by 2027, according to the Tax Policy Center.

Another boatload is coming from government itself, which Trump has filled with lobbyists who are letting large corporations do whatever they want using public lands, polluting, defrauding consumers and investors, even employing children in order to push profits even higher.

Trumps red meat for the white working class is initiatives and tirades against unauthorized immigrants and foreign traders as if theyre responsible for the working classs lost g...

22:26

X-rays of 1,400-year-old hymn book reveal ancient Greek medical text "IndyWatch Feed World"

They say never judge a book by its cover - but sometimes you can't even trust the words written on the pages. This week, scientists in California are busy investigating an archaic hymn book of religious text dating back to the 11th century. In ordinary circumstances, this weathered volume would be a priceless historical artefact in its own right. But these are not ordinary circumstances. This time around, the religious script is a smokescreen: an ancient cover-up concealing a far older truth - one that dates back many more centuries into the past, to a man considered one of the fathers of the medical science we have today. That man was Galen of Pergamon, a Greek physician and philosopher born under the Roman Empire during the 2nd century, who through his teachings and writings became known as one of the greatest medical minds of antiquity.

22:14

Astronomers find fingerprints of Universe's first stars "IndyWatch Feed World"

The cosmic dark ages lasted no more than 180 million years. Astronomers have picked up a long-sought signal from some of the universe's first stars, determining that these pioneers were burning bright by just 180 million years after the Big Bang. Scientists had long suspected that dawn broke over the cosmos that long ago; theorists' models predict as much. But researchers had never had the evidence to back it up until now. Before this new study, the oldest stars ever seen dated to about 400 million years after the Big Bang. "This pushes our knowledge of when and how stars formed to earlier times in the universe," said study lead author Judd Bowman, an astronomer at Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration.

22:05

Kadyrov: Thwarted terror attack on Orthodox church in Chechnya ordered by West, not ISIS "IndyWatch Feed World"

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the Saturday attack on an Orthodox church in Russia's Chechen Republic, which left a worshiper and two police officers dead. The terrorist group took the credit for the attack, issuing a statement through its online mouthpieces, the SITE Intelligence Group reported Sunday. Four terrorists, armed with blades, incendiary devices and guns, stormed the Church of Michael the Archangel in the Chechen capital, Grozny.

21:52

Israel Refuses To Cooperate With UN Probe Into Gaza Killings "IndyWatch Feed World"

Israeli officials have categorically refused to cooperate with the new UN investigation into the killings of 61 Palestinian protesters at the Gaza border. The protesters were all killed by Israeli forces. The UN voted in [...]

The post Israel Refuses To Cooperate With UN Probe Into Gaza Killings appeared first on Your News Wire.

21:46

Ice Age Farmer Report: Kilauea's explosive eruption, biblical hail kills people, crops "IndyWatch Feed World"

Explosive eruption at Kilauea this morning after increased seismic activity overnight. More massive hail storms around the world are damaging people, homes, animals, and crops alike, much as records from the previous Grand Solar Minima indicate happened in the past as well. Are you growing your own food yet? Sources

21:42

Real Neat Blog Award, congratulations, my 11 nominees! "IndyWatch Feed World"

Real Neat Blog Award

Late in 2014, I made this new award: the Real Neat Blog Award. There are so many bloggers whose blogs deserve more attention. So, I will try to do something about that

It is the first award that I ever made. I did some computer graphics years ago, before I started blogging; but my computer drawing had become rusty

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

1. Put the award logo on your blog.

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

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

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

5. Let them know you nominated...

21:33

German Cartoonist Fired By Paper That Published His Jew Cartoon "IndyWatch Feed World"

Stereotypical Jew In DragGerman daily newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung ran this rather credible cartoon featuring Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a sterotypical Jew in drag, following in a long German tradition of caricaturing Jews in drawings. However, uproar alleging anti-semitism over a German newspaper publishing a Jewish caricature lead the newspaper to fire 85 year old cartoonist Dieter Hanitzsch.

The editorial staff that published the cartoon for print distribution however apologized profusely while throwing the elderly cartoonist Dieter under the boxcars.

21:30

Engelhardt: An Empire of Nothing at All? "IndyWatch Feed World"

The U.S. Military Takes Us Through the Gates of Hell As I was putting the finishing touches on my new book, the Costs of War Project at Brown University's Watson Institute published an estimate of the taxpayer dollars that will have gone into America's war on terror from September 12, 2001, through fiscal year 2018. That figure: a cool $5.6 trillion (including the future costs of caring for our war vets). On average, that's at least $23,386 per taxpayer. Keep in mind that such figures, however eye-popping, are only the dollar costs of our wars. They don't, for instance, include the psychic costs to the Americans mangled in one way or another in those never-ending conflicts. They don't include the costs to this country's infrastructure, which has been crumbling while taxpayer dollars flow copiously and in a remarkably -- in these years, almost uniquely -- bipartisan fashion into what's still laughably called "national security." That's not, of course, what would make most of us more secure, but what would make them -- the denizens of the national security state -- ever more secure in Washington and elsewhere. We're talking about the Pentagon, the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. nuclear complex, and the rest of that state-within-a-state, including its many intelligence agencies and the warrior corporations that have, by now, been fused into that vast and vastly profitable interlocking structure.

21:29

FM Zarif: EU companies may withdraw from Iran, not counting on support for nuclear deal "IndyWatch Feed World"

Iranian FM Javad Zarif told the EU energy chief that the bloc must take "practical steps" to strengthen economic ties with Tehran after Washington's withdrawal from the nuclear deal, saying that "political support" was not enough. "With the withdrawal of America, [Iran's] public expectations of the European Union have increased in order to maintain the deal's gains, and in the current context, the European political support for the accord is not sufficient," Zarif said as he met Miguel Arias Canete, the EU's energy commissioner, in Tehran on Sunday, the IRNA news agency reports. To provide real support to Tehran, European countries should ramp up economic co-operation and increase investment in the country, Zarif said. While EU member states have expressed their continued commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal, known officially as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), he suggested that ongoing developments signal otherwise. "The announcement of the possible withdrawal by major European companies from their co-operation with Iran is not consistent with the European Union's commitment to implementing [the nuclear deal]," Iran's top diplomat said.

21:29

"Rates are Going to Jump to 10% Instantaneously" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Rates are Going to Jump to 10% Instantaneously"
By Greg Hunters USAWatchdog.com

"Near the end of last year, legendary financial and geopolitical analyst Martin Armstrong said the Trump tax cuts were going to be a very positive move for the U.S economy. He was right. What does he say now about the U.S. dollar? Armstrong predicts, They keep talking about the U.S. debt is $20 trillion. Global sovereign debt is over $200 trillion. The U.S. basically is holding up the whole world, and U.S. debt is why it is the reserve currency. Europe couldnt make it because they could never consolidate the debt. What you have is a crisis that has been building in emerging markets to sell their debt they issued in dollars. The dollar going up is what breaks the back of the world monetary system. The world monetary system is going to do great if the dollar goes down. Everybody is going to be borrowing more and say this is fantastic. Its only when the dollar goes up that we get things that break. The U.S. always wants the dollar down, but its not going to work that way. The dollar is probably going to go up pretty strong until late 2021 at the latest. The whole thing is going to break. The Federal Reserve has become the central bank of the world by default.
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21:28

Trump to sign prison reform bill, could free thousands "IndyWatch Feed World"

The bill, which could immediately release 4,000 federal prisoners, is likely to be brought up for a vote early next week Donald Trump on Friday promised to sign bipartisan prison reform legislation currently working its way through Congress that could free thousands of prisoners. "My administration strongly supports these efforts and I urge the House and Senate to get together ... work out their differences [and] get a bill to my desk. I will sign it," Trump said at an event the White House described as a prison reform summit. Trump called prison reform an issue "that unites people from across the spectrum", as he thanked progressive commentator Van Jones and his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner for their involvement in pushing for the bill. The package, which would immediately release 4,000 federal prisoners according to some advocates, passed the House judiciary committee last week and is likely to be brought up for a vote early next week. The bill would also expand compassionate release, giving elderly and terminally ill inmates a path home, and invest tens of millions in re-entry programs. It would also end the shackling of women giving birth behind bars and provide them with necessary hygiene items at no charge.

21:28

Israeli DM Lieberman lambasts UN Human Rights Council as 'cheerleaders for terrorists' "IndyWatch Feed World"

The UN Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution, with a majority of votes in favor of launching an investigation into the bloodshed that has taken place on the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has posted a tweet slamming the UN Human Rights Council as a supporter of terrorists and called for an investigation into its activities. "The only investigation that needs to be set up is into how the Human Rights Council became a cheerleader for terrorists," the Times of Israel writes, quoting the original tweet written in Hebrew. Lieberman has previously urged Israel to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council in protest at its decision to initiate an investigation into the bloodshed on the border of the Gaza Strip, which has claimed lives of dozens of Palestinians. Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said that Israel is not going to cooperate with an international investigative committee "that wants to dictate results without a connection to facts." Beginning on March 30, thousands of Palestinians have been taking part in protests on the border of the Gaza Strip with Israel. Israel claims that the protests are organized by the Hamas movement. Clashes between the protesters and border guards have led to casualties and injuries among Palestinians. The "bloodiest" clashes claiming the lives of 62 Palestinians the same day as the new US embassy in Jerusalem was being opened.

21:27

Those who express outrage over TSA groping will now be put on a watchlist "IndyWatch Feed World"

Travelers who are deemed "offensive" could be the targets of even more harassment from the TSA if they are placed on the agency's new secret watchlist. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is forming a new watchlist specifically for people who give its agents a hard time during security screenings, and are deemed "unruly" passengers who act in ways that TSA agents find "offensive." The New York Times obtained a five-page directive recently published by the agency announcing the establishment of the watchlist or "95 list," which is a new program that began in February. The directive, which was reportedly issued by Darby LaJoye, TSA's assistant administrator for security operations, states that "An intent to injure or cause physical pain is not required, nor is an actual physical injury." The criteria that could land a person on the list is extremely vague and could include anything from loitering near the checkpoint to having a verbal altercation with a TSA agent. The directive also suggested that anyone who presents "challenges to the safe and effective completion of screening" could be added to the list.

21:26

Freeman: Y2K and 911 To Trump and the End of America "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

This the FREE first hour of a two-hour show. To get the "full effect", join us as a supporter at https://patreon.com/offplanetmedia Freeman has been on the forefront of conspiracy theory for nearly two decades. He is an internationally-known, award-winning TV producer, filmmaker, radio talk show host, and lecturer. A frequent guest on many high profile media outlets, as well as a widely published writer. Freeman is considered an expert in the fields of the occult, trauma-based mind control, Illuminati symbolism, and ancient civilizations, he has lectured extensively on the secret signs and symbolism of Freemasonry, the ancient astronaut hypothesis, trauma-based mind control, social engineering, government conspiracy, human cloning, technologies of the future and synchronicity. He is considered an expert in the fields of the occult, trauma-based mind control, Illuminati symbolism, and ancient civilizations. Hour 1: From Y2K to the End of America The Honey Boo Boo Effect, the Y2K ritual of opening the pit; Clinton's shame and the dismantling of the electoral process; "W" and 9-11 (the real meaning of 911); Obama and the un-American Presidency to Trump as the pivotal figure in the final takedown. Hour 2: The Inner Game-Reversing The Alchemical Flow---join us as a supporter at https://patreon.com/offplanetmedia for the entire presentation Reversing the spells of the NWO magi; communities, tribes, and families counters the civilization builders; the openness to joy and grace as t...

21:25

Drone footage of US troops' last stand and escape from Niger ambush "IndyWatch Feed World"

Newly released footage from the Pentagon shows how US troops ambushed in Niger prepared for their last stand, the aborted French airstrike on Islamic State militants, and friendly fire by Nigerian rescuers. The US Department of Defense has put together a 23-minute video showing the October 4, 2017 ambush of US special forces operatives and their Nigerian hosts outside the village of Tongo-Tongo, near Niger's border with Mali in sub-Saharan Africa. Only 11 minutes of the video were shown to Congress last week, however. The rest, made public late Thursday, shows the surviving troops bracing for what they thought would be their last stand, and includes the footage from two unarmed US drones that arrived on the scene of the battle.

21:24

Evangelical leaders are mistaken: Today's Israel is NOT the fulfillment of Bible prophecy "IndyWatch Feed World"

Editor's note: This is an excerpt from Baldwin's latest article on the recent events in Israel. We want to focus on what he says about Christian Zionism, because it has become one of the most important factors in the US today motivating unqualified US support of everything Israel does. It is a big reason behind Trump's support for moving the embassy to Jerusalem, and for agreeing to Israel's bellicose policy towards Iran. Sadly, most evangelical Christians will have no desire to read or listen to anything critical of Zionist Israel, because they have been totally and completely indoctrinated in Scofield dispensationalism and Israel-centered prophetic futurism. From Liberty University (LU) to Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS), from John Hagee to Robert Jeffress, and from Pat Robertson to Tim LaHaye, evangelical Christians have been immersed in the notion that the advent of Rothschild's Zionist State of Israel in 1948 is a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy and that the state itself is a burgeoning fulfillment of Jehovah's covenants with Abraham and David. They are further convinced that God's promise to Abraham, "I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee" (Genesis 12:3 KJV), applies to the Rothschild State of Israel created in 1948. Believe me: I understand the way they think perfectly, because I used to think the exact same way - for over 30 years. That is, until I began to prayerfully and carefully study the issue for myself, only to find that Scofield and LU and DTS and Hagee and Jeffress and Robertson and LaHaye, et al. are wrong. Hagee is explaining why Christians must support Israel 4 days ago at embassy opening. For people not familiar with Messianic Christian Zionism, which is taught to about 20% of Americans by their Protestant pastors, this is shocking. Hagee is one of the best known proponents of this view.

21:23

The US needs to apologize for its Korean massacre "IndyWatch Feed World"

To help make peace in Korea, the U.S. should follow South Korea's lead and apologize for its role in the devastating Jeju massacre. Singapore has been chosen to host the unlikely summit between U.S. president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in early June. The choice for the summit venue went against Trump's preference for the meeting to take place at the Peace House in Panmunjeom, where the world had been captivated just weeks before by the amicable scenes of Kim walking hand-in-hand across the Military Demarcation line with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Given that Panmunejom embodies of the division of the Korean Peninsula, it is regrettable that U.S. and North Korean negotiators opted for the southeast Asian city-state instead. This is because the root of the nuclear issue stems largely from the decision by American military officers to divide the Peninsula at the 38th Parallel in the aftermath of World War II. The arbitrary divide led to a devastating war, decades of hostility between a previously unified people, and heartbreak for families forever separated from loved ones. One of the most tragic results of the division was the 1948 Jeju Uprising, which began on April 3 of that year and resulted in the deaths of over 10,000 of the island's inhabitants - many of whom were civilians, including an estimated 770 children under the age of five.

21:21

Chinese Nuclear Strike Bombers Land On South China Sea Islands "IndyWatch Feed World"

Chinas air force has landed bombers on islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of a training exercise which is being seen as a show of force. Global fears have been raised after [...]

The post Chinese Nuclear Strike Bombers Land On South China Sea Islands appeared first on Your News Wire.

21:17

Trump, the NRA, Mass Shootings and the American Culture of Death "IndyWatch Feed World"

A fish rots from the head down.
Ancient proverb of disputed origin

Another week has come and gone, and with it, another mass shooting. The American culture of death marches on, fueled by our obscene stockpiles of lethal weaponry and stoked by the divisions, alienation, hatred and fear that have come to define us as a nation.

As I wrote in my column after the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, we are in the grips of a self-destructive social and psychological disordera Hobbesian war of all against allthat has long festered. Far from improving since then, the disorder has metastasized to new levels under the leadership of our 45th president.

The latest outrage took place early Friday morning at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, a rural community of just over 12,000 about 20 miles northwest of Galveston.

The perpetrator has been identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old student, who used a shotgun and a .38 revolver belonging to his father to shoot 10 people deadeight fellow pupils and two teachersand wound at least 10 more. Pagourtzis is being held without bail on charges of capital murder. In all likelihood, in the hang em high Lone Star State, hell be tried as an adult and given the death penalty.

Described by classmates as a quiet loner who had been subjected to persistent bullying, Pagourtzis was carrying a duffel bag and wearing a long black trench coat and combat boots, despite the 88-degree temperature outside, when he entered an art class and opened fire. His Facebook page, investigators learned shortly after the incident, contained photos of a custom-made T-shirt printed with the words Born to Kill, along with photos of a duster jacket adorned with Nazi military medallions and an Iron Cross. According to some accounts, he was wearing the shirt at the time of the shooting.

In addition to seizing the firearms Pagourtzis used, police reportedly have found improvised explosive devices on campus and in surrounding areas. Authorities have interviewed, but apparently not charged, two other students as persons of interest or possible accomplices.

Within h...

21:07

Mnuchin Says U.S.-China Trade War on Hold "IndyWatch Feed World"

WASHINGTONThe worlds two biggest economies are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after making progress in talks aimed at bringing down Americas massive trade deficit with China.

We are putting the trade war on hold, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Fox News Sunday.

After high-level talks Thursday and Friday, Beijing agreed in a joint statement with the U.S. to substantially reduce Americas trade deficit with China but didnt commit to cut the gap by any specific amount. The Trump administration had sought to slash the deficit by $200 billion.

Still, Mnuchin said that the two countries had made meaningful progress and that the Trump administration has agreed to put on hold proposed tariffs on up to $150 billion in Chinese products. China had promised to retaliate in a move that threatened a tit-for-tat trade war.

Mnuchin said they expect to see a big increase 35 to 45 percent this year alone in U.S. farm sales to China. He also forecast a doubling in sales of U.S. energy products to the Chinese market, increasing energy exports by $50 billion to $60 billion in the next three to five years.

Mnuchin said Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who has been part of the U.S. negotiating team, would soon be traveling to China to follow up on last weeks discussions.

In Saturdays statement, Beijing committed to significantly increase its purchases of American goods and services, saying the increase would meet the growing consumption needs of the Chinese people and the need for high-quality economic development.

Last year, the U.S. racked up a record $376 billion deficit with China in the trade of goods, largest by far with any nation.

Trade analysts were not surprised that China refused to agree to a numerical target for cutting the trade gap, but they said the talks likely were more successful in de-escalating trade tensions.

The Trump administration seems eager to engineer at minimum a temporary peace with China to ensure a smooth run-up to the Kim-Trump summit in June, Cornell University economist Eswar Prasad said, referring to the June 12 meeting scheduled between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

If there is success in the U.S.-China discussions, analysts suggest it likely would involve the countries presidents this fall before the U.S. midterm elections.

Part of the good news for markets: as long as both sides continue to be constructively engaged, imposition of additional tariffs by either side is very unlikely, analysts at investment management firm Evercore ISI said in a research note. There is no reason for either side particularly the U.S. to destroy the process that both sides are building, which is what imp...

20:56

Trump's Iran sanctions made the EU look like the fools they are "IndyWatch Feed World"

The attacks by European leaders against US President Donald Trump are getting sharper by the day. On the day Trump announced that he was ripping up the Iran deal, and that the US would impose sanctions on European companies trading with that country, the French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said that European states refused to be treated like "vassals" of the US. At Aachen on 11 May, Emmanuel Macron effectively accused the US of blackmail. On 17 May, the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, asked, "With friends like that (i.e. Trump), who needs enemies?" The temperature only rose further when the French energy giant Total announced that it would pull out of a multi-billion dollar gas deal with Iran unless European diplomacy succeeds in obtaining a specific waiver from US sanctions. Other European behemoths including Allianz and Siemens have also announced either that they will wind down operations in Iran or that they will not start any new ones. These statements show that Trump's decision is a slap in the face for the EU politically, economically and - perhaps above all - ideologically. Politically, because both Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel made special trips to Washington to plead with Trump, to no avail whatever. Moreover, the EU is itself a signatory to the Iran deal, which it regards as a major diplomatic triumph from which it draws credibility: its disavowal by Trump is a deep insult to the diplomatic status of the EU as such.

20:56

Children As Young As 4 Are Being Told To Report Pupils Who Misgender Their Classmates "IndyWatch Feed World"

The transgender thought police have arrived in Britain Children as young as four years old are being told by their trans-friendly primary school to report anyone who calls transgender pupils by the wrong pronoun. The [...]

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20:46

Guardian Response 18 exercise: Soldiers and their helicopters moved outside of radioactive plume, upwind and away from nuclear blast "IndyWatch Feed World"

Guardian Response 18 exercise: Soldiers and their helicopters moved outside of radioactive plume, upwind and away from nuclear blast | 23 April 2018 | (Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, IN) Smoking buildings lay ruined. Debris and clothing are scattered across the landscape. Vehicles, some tipped topsy-turvy, are strewn along roads and paths...Fortunately, this is only a training scenario as part of the U.S. Northern Command-hosted Guardian Response 18 exercise, which takes place here through April 30. Different Kind of Training: In the scenario, there's a blast and radioactive plume with a trail of damage. The soldiers and their helicopters are placed outside of that plume, upwind and away from a nuclear blast at a safe airfield. They provide external support for displaced civilians, aid the injured, assist medical sites on the ground and evacuate patients and casualties. The helicopters basically function as airborne emergency rooms capable of transporting six litter or six ambulatory patients or a mix of both.

20:43

UK royal wedding just another public deception "IndyWatch Feed World"

UK royal weddings just like many other practices by the British elite are monstrous lies that are intended to deceive the public, says a scholar in London.

Dr. Rodney Shakespeare, a London-based university professor and political analyst, made the remarks discussing the wedding between Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle.

More than 2,000 members of the public attended the ceremony in the streets of Windsor in England on Saturday.

The wedding has been estimated to cost British taxpayers a staggering $45 million (32 million) by wedding planning service Bridebook and American news website Business Insider.

A royal wedding is part of the apparatus by which the critical elite ensures that the population is kept away from reality, Shakespeare told Press TV on Sunday.

The academic said the wedding was another monstrous lie London had fed to the public, just like the alleged gas attack in Syria that was recently used by the UK, the US and France to attack the Arab country.

The wedding comes as the country is facing multiple crises, including a sharp rise in the number of rough sleepers.

About 1,000 protesters arrived Friday in Windsor on the eve of the wedding to take part in a rally aimed at raising awareness of homelessness in Britain.

The government ensures that people are in a state of illusion and a state of deception and they are being assured at the same time that all is well and as in the fairytales everything end happily ever after, Shakespeare argued.

And that is what lies behind the propaganda machine of a royal wedding, he said adding that in reality the government is betraying the interests of the mass of the population and betraying anybody else as well.

Many Britons are upset about the huge money involved in the ceremony, specially for maintaining security by snipers, unde...

20:41

Hawaiis Ordeal Worsens: Lava Torrents, Flying Rocks, Acidic Air "IndyWatch Feed World"

PAHOA, HawaiiA volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaiis Big Island has gotten more hazardous in recent days, with rivers of molten rock flowing into the ocean and flying lava causing the first major injury.

Kilauea volcano began erupting more than two weeks ago and has burned dozens of homes, forced people to flee and shot up plumes of steam from its summit that led officials to distribute face masks to protect against ash particles.

Lava flows have grown more vigorous in past days, spattering molten rock that hit a man in the leg.

He was outside his home Saturday in the remote, rural region affected by the volcano when the lava hit him on the shin, and shattered everything from there down on his leg, Janet Snyder, Hawaii County mayors spokeswoman, told the Hawaii News Now TV station.

Lava thats flying through the air from cracks in the Earth can weigh as much as a refrigerator and even small pieces can be lethal, officials said.

The injury came the same day lava streamed across a highway and flowed into the ocean. The phenomenon sends hydrochloric acid and steam with fine glass particles into the air and can lead to lung damage and eye and skin irritation, another danger for residents as the plume can shift with the wind, the Hawaii County Civil Defense agency said.

The highway has shut down in some spots, and residents in the area have been evacuated.

With the problems compounding, scientists cant say whether lava flows from nearly two dozen fissures will keep advancing or stop.

We have no way of knowing whether this is really the beginning or toward the end of this eruption, said Tom Shea, a volcanologist at the University of Hawaii. Were kind of all right now in this world of uncertainty.

The area affected by lava and ash is small compared with the Big Island, which is about 4,000 square miles (10,360 square kilometers). The volcano has spared most of the island and the rest of the Hawaiian chain.

Officials have reminded tourists that flights, including on the Big Island, have not been affected. Even on the Big Island, most tourist activities are available and businesses are open.

Evacuation orders for two neighborhoods with nearly 2,000 people were given after the first fissure opened on May 3. Officials have been warning neighboring communities to be prepared to evacuate.

Lava flows have sped up as fresher magma mixes with decades-old magma, creating hotter and more fluid flows, scientists said. Two fissures had merged by Saturday, creating a wide flow moving at up to 300 yards (274 meters) per hour.

Edwin Montoya, who lives with his daughter on her farm near where lava crossed a roadway and trapped a handful...

20:37

Devin Nunes to leaky DOJ: No more meetings until they cough up documents "IndyWatch Feed World"

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., on Sunday said he ignored an invitation by the Justice Department to continue talks Friday with government officials about documents he seeks related to the Russia investigation because he was sure someone at the agency was leaking. "We're not going to go to another meeting where we don't get documents, and then the meeting leaks out," Nunes said during an interview on Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures" with Maria Bartiromo.

20:35

Over 50 million US families cant afford basics like rent and food "IndyWatch Feed World"

More than 50 million households in the United States dont earn enough to pay for basic expenses, including housing, food, health care, transportation and a mobile phone, according to a new study.

Combined, these 50.8 million households make up 43 percent of Americas 119 million households, according to the data released by the United Way ALICE Project.

This calculation includes the 16.1 million households in poverty as well as another 34.7 million families called ALICE, which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.

The so-called ALICE households earn above the US governments official poverty level, but less than what it takes to survive in the modern economy, the study found.

Despite seemingly positive economic signs, the ALICE data shows that financial hardship is still a pervasive problem, said Stephanie Hoopes, the projects director.

This research dispels long-standing myths about financial instability by showing that ALICE families exist in every community and among all ages, races and ethnicities, Hoopes added.

The states of California, Hawaii and New Mexico have the largest share of struggling families, at 49 percent each.

Many of these individuals work low-paying jobs and have little savings the study noted. Some 66 percent of jobs in the US pay less than $20 an hour.

The widespread problem is occurring even as Americas unemployment rate in April was the lowest since 2000.

For too long, the magnitude of financial instability in this country has been understated and obscured by misleading averages and outdated poverty calculations, said John Franklin, CEO of United Way of Northern New Jersey.

It is morally unacceptable and economically unsustainable for our country to have so many hardworking families living paycheck to paycheck. We are all paying a price when ALICE families cant pay the bills, he said.

20:34

Mammoth site is over 100,000 years older than previously thought - And the climate was warmer than it is today "IndyWatch Feed World"

Paleontologists and interns prepare to remove a Columbian mammoth skull weighs several hundred pounds from the bone bed at the Mammoth Site. When scientists first dated the bone bed at the Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, it appears they underestimated its age by more than 100,000 years. Scientists at the research facility and tourism attraction first dated the site in the early 1980s. At that time, the bones were thought to be 26,000 years old. But new testing methods performed in 2016 and analyzed for the past two years showed that site is actually 140,000 years old. "We decided to retool what we are doing, make sure we're up to snuff and see what new technology can do," said Jim Mead, Mammoth Site chief scientist.

20:32

Bowing out ? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Being honesthow to put this..I am unsure if Blogfactory can continue its riotous tirade .owing to the editorerr.possibly being in a location where Blogfactory activities may not be appreciated.still we will see.?.just giving you the heads up on it..oh and before you ask ,a kind friend (amongst my other cherished kind friends) had invited me to an area technically classified as Asia (minor), Middle East or something like that..if it does turn out that Blogfactory pulls down the shutters again.well thanks for reading.Yours truly C.Guevara & Konstantin Sokolov & Leon Brookhill

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20:28

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20:24

US Gives Germany an Ultimatum: Drop Russian Gas Pipeline or Trade War Begins "IndyWatch Feed World"

It became clear just how important it is to the US for Russias Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project to fail two months ago when, as we described in US Threatens Sanctions For European Firms Participating In Russian Gas Pipeline Project, the U.S. State Department warned European corporations that they will likely face penalties and sanctions if they participate in the construction of Russias Nord Stream 2 on the grounds that the project undermines energy security in Europe, when in reality Russia has for decades been a quasi-monopolist on European energy supplies and thus has unprecedented leverage over European politics, at least behind the scenes.

19:58

Muslim man lynched to death by angry villagers in central India for 'slaughtering cow' "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Muslim man has been beaten to death by an angry mob of villagers in India for allegedly killing a bovine - an act considered a crime and punishable by imprisonment under local laws. The gruesome incident took place in Amgara village in the "Heart of India" - central Madhya Pradesh state - on Thursday night, local media report. The villagers allegedly noticed two men, later identified in reports as Riyaz Khan and Shakeel Maqbool, with the animal near a quarry. Conflicting reports say it was either a cow or a bull, but the killing of either is considered a criminal offence under state laws. Madhya Pradesh prohibits the slaughter of cows, calves, bulls, bullocks and buffalo calves. However, the locals apparently decided to take the matters into their own hands. "The villagers saw them [Khan and Maqbool] slaughtering bulls. They got angry and attacked them," local police official Rajendra Pathak said, as cited by the Indian Express.

19:58

Saildrones "IndyWatch Feed World"

Via: Bloomberg: Engineer and adventurer Richard Jenkins has made oceangoing robots that could revolutionize fishing, drilling, and environmental science. His aim: a thousand of them.

19:46

Patients often fare better under the care of female doctors "IndyWatch Feed World"

(JR) Are female doctors better than their male counterparts? An emerging body of research indicates that in some instances, patients fare better under the medical care of women.

Women are underrepresented in the profession, according to statistics from the Federation of State Medical Boards. In 2016, about one third of actively licensed physicians in the United States and the District of Columbia were women. This was up about four percent from 2010.

Meanwhile, female physicians are disproportionately affected by depression when compared to their male peers, and are paid less trends that might not come as a surprise as the United States and countries across the world try to reckon with pervasive gender inequity and its rippling effects.

But in various aspects of patient care, from colonoscopies to surgeries to diabetes management, studies have shown that the patients of female doctors tend to experience better outcomes. Other research indicates female physicians are likely to spend more time with their patients than male physicians and more commonly recommend preventative care activities. This roundup highlights this recent scholarship.

Though many of these studies present a correlation between physician gender and patient outcomes, its important to remember that correlation does not imply causation. While many of the studies control for a number of variables, there might be other factors that contribute to these outcomes independent of physician gender.

These studies might not settle the battle of the sexes once and for all, but they still document observable trends in patient outcomes and might inform future research on the delivery of medical care.

Physician Characteristics Associated with Higher Adenoma Detection Rate
Mehrotra, Ateev; et al. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2018. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2017.08.023.

Summary: Through colonoscopies, physicians can detect and later remove tumors in patients before they become cancerous. However, physicians abilities to discover these polyps through colonoscopies varies. This metric, known as the adenoma detection rate (ADR), stands in as one measure of colonoscopy quality. Prior research has found that patients whose doctors had higher ADRs were at a lower risk of developing colorectal cancer later on. For this s...

19:44

Trump slams Hillary, Podesta in angry tweetstorm: "When does this witch hunt STOP" "IndyWatch Feed World"

With the "Russian collusion" narrative disintegrating fast, as even the biggest Russiagate cheerleaders exit stage left now that the public's attention has shifted to the FBI itself for having created the narrative after planting at least one infiltrator - Stefan Halper - in the Trump campaign, overnight the NYT tried to pivot the collusion story away from Russia and toward the middle east, reporting that Trump advisers met with an emissary for two Gulf nations during the campaign, a meeting arranged by Blackwater founder Erik Prince, suggesting countries beyond Russia may have offered help.

19:43

How Linear Thinking that has blinded most People "IndyWatch Feed World"

COMMENT: I think I now see the light. It has been my linear thinking that has blinded me. Gold rallied and failed as was the case with the euro, British pound and so on. Putting them all together is why who said that the euro would rally because they all were indicating a pause in the trend of the dollar. If they all crash together, I can see the dollar rally easier for they are all lined up the same way on your model looking at the reversals. I hope you elaborate on this in Singapore.

SHV

REPLY: Yes you are starting to see the light. You cannot have just one market rallying beyond the reversals without the others. Everything is linked. You have to begin to look at the world as a hedge fund manager to see what others cannot. You did not elect a key Monthly Bullish in any of these markets. That is the key. The same model allows us to see the critical point across the financial spectrum and in that instant we can listen to the markets telling us the future.

Opinion means nothing, including mine. ONLY the model allows us to see everything in a black & white manner without prejudice. This is how we avoid Marrying the Trade!

Yes, at the Singapore WEC I will cover this interlinking process so the future is revealed by the markets, not my opinion.

19:34

New Russian Kalibr cruise missile-capable corvette heads for sailing tests before joining Baltic Fleet "IndyWatch Feed World"

Cutting-edge corvette 'Uragan' has been deployed to Lake Ladoga for tests before joining Russia's Baltic Fleet. The ship will boast Kalibr and Onyx missiles, as well as modern electronic equipment. The 'Uragan' corvette has been towed to Lake Ladoga from the Pella shipyard in the city of St. Petersburg, Russia's Defense Ministry said on Friday. The vessel then proceeded to the sailing tests on its own.

19:33

RV/Intelligence Alert: "Imperative" -- May 20, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Operation Disclosure

RV/INTELLIGENCE ALERT - May 20, 2018


(Disclaimer: The following is an overview of the current situation based on rumors/leaks from several sources which may or may not be truthful or accurate.)


RV funds currently sitting in bait accounts.


The "bait accounts" have allowed White Hats to discover and apprehend countless Cabal individuals in the past.


It is imperative that all Cabal indiviuals deemed a threat to the RV must be apprehended.


The bait accounts will be monitored until Monday.


Possible RV release may occur after Monday depending on whether or not Cabal individuals attempt to interfere with the bait accounts.


We are at the final stage of the RV process.


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FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE RV/GCR VISIT:

http://www.dinarchronicles.com/intel.html

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19:20

CPV exec apologizes to former company, but not victims of New York fracked gas power plant "IndyWatch Feed World"

Albany corruption dominated Courtroom 443 at the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse in downtown Manhattan on Friday May 11th. Just after a jury found former NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver guilty on 7 counts of federal corruption, Completive Power Ventures (CPV) executive Peter Galbraith Kelly plead guilty in the same room to lying to his former company about bribing Governor Andrew Cuomo's top-aide in a pay-to-play scheme for a 650-megawatt fracked gas power plant CPV has built in Wawayanda, New York. While working for CPV in 2012, Kelly arranged a low-show job for Joseph Percoco's wife to gain influence over the Governor's right-hand man while Cuomo's administration evaluated the fracked gas power plant for key permits. Before entering his guilty plea, Kelly, breaking down into tears, said, "My decisions were the greatest mistakes of my life. I will forever regret them and the horrible impact they had on my family, CPV and others."

19:19

NASA Wants To Spend $3B Drilling Into Yellowstone Volcano, Risking Eruption "IndyWatch Feed World"

by Markab Algedi via The Mind Unleashed

Last August, it was reported by the BBC that NASA believes the most viable solution to the possibility of the Yellowstone supervolcano having a catastrophic, potentially nuclear winter-inducing eruption would be to drill several miles down into the volcanos magma pool to pump down water at a high pressure: up to 10 kilometers.

Unfortunately, that plan actually risks causing the catastrophic eruption itself. The origin of the story is from the BBC, where tons of headlines about NASA wanting to spend $3 billion on the extremely risky and not necessarily time sensitive supposed solution to this problem came from.

Just to be clear if the Yellowstone supervolcano in fact did erupt, one of the only volcanoes of its kind in the world, it would almost certainly cover the United...

19:16

Japanese victims of forced sterilization file three more lawsuits over inhumane eugenics law "IndyWatch Feed World"

Three Japanese pensioners have filed separate lawsuits against the government over irreversible damage caused by forced sterilization conducted under Japan's eugenics law, which was in place for almost 50 years. Faced with life-long hardship, three Japanese citizens in their 70s filed lawsuits on Thursday, seeking total compensation of 80 million yen ($720,000) for being forcefully sterilized under a 1948 Eugenics Protection Law that was designed to "prevent the birth of poor-quality descendants."

19:08

US embassy move just makes longstanding US-Israeli policy official "IndyWatch Feed World"

"It is our right to transfer the Arabs ... The Arabs should go!" - Yosef Weitz, leading Zionist figure, director of the Land and Afforestation Department of the Jewish National Fund (JNF), 1940 "The Arabs will have to go, but one needs an opportune moment for making it happen, such as a war." - David Ben-Gurion, 1937 "The main thing is, first and foremost, to hit them hard. Not just one hit... but many painful [hits], so that the price will be unbearable. ... To bring them to a state of panic that everything is collapsing ... fear that everything will collapse ... The world will say nothing. The world will say that we are defending ourselves." - Current Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, 2001 While Israel claims "security" and "defense of its border" to justify the recent mass murder in Gaza, the historical record of Israel's founding fathers and government planners paints a different picture entirely. Aware that an "injustice was unavoidable" for their state to be established, the early Zionist settlers adopted a position of pure hegemony towards the Palestinians - which continues to this day. They had to be "shown the power of Israel" through the "use of force" until they were "compelled to concede" and "submit" to Israeli rule. Yet, according to President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, the recent move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem marks the start of "the journey to peace," with "a strong America recognizing the truth." "What a glorious day!" Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said of the event, telling Trump "You have made history." Indeed - while legitimizing Israel's colonization of Jerusalem, as well as the massacre in Gaza only miles away, all while proclaiming a dedication to "peace" and "truth" - the event perfectly encapsulates what the U.S. really means when it speaks of "peace," and the "truth" of what policy towards the Palestinians really looks like.

19:05

FIFTY8 Interviews Nancy Addison Part II of V -- Nutrition and Health "IndyWatch Feed World"

SOURCE - FIFTY8

FIFTY8 INTERVIEWS / NUTRITION + HEALTH with NANCY ADDISON

Internationally-Renowned Nutritionist, Chef, Environmental Specialist, Award-Winning Author, Speaker, and Radio Show Host.



FIFTY8 Interviews Nancy Addison / PART II - Plant & Creature Protein

https://youtu.be/Ghh_UifHlVA



PART II - Plant & Creature Protein

Nancy talks about her research and advice she has on being conscious of your health. She talks about the danger of tap water which is full of chlorine and fluoride. Which are accumulative poisons which can effect your body drastically. She talks about her books and the water information regarding filtering, bottled water and how to structure your water.

30 years ago when she went vegetarian in Dallas, Texas she had to deal with people yelling at her calling her evil and how hard it was to find restaurants that didnt have lard or chicken fat in everything. Her research has led to learning that having a plant based diet can reverse heart disease, diabetes and cancers. With overall half of the entire US with chronic disease, this information can help those cure themselves, by just what they eat.

She also clarifies what is meat and calls it creature proteins and how they act in our body. People who had a majority of meat in their diet were 75% likely to die from any di...

19:02

Anti-Russia sanctions are damaging EU companies, says chair of German Left Party: 'Ice age must end' "IndyWatch Feed World"

The "ice age" against Moscow must be ended, the chairperson of Germany's Die Linke (Left Party) has stated, adding that sanctions against Russia hurt European companies. Speaking to Germany's Osnabrucker Zeitung newspaper on Saturday, Sahra Wagenknecht said the ice age in relation to Russia has to be ended. "It is in Europe's interest to come together and talk about how we can achieve security and disarmament," she said, noting that European sanctions against Moscow "primarily harm European and German companies." Wagenknecht's comments came just days after the EU Council decided to impose sanctions on five additional Russian individuals for helping to organize the Crimea referendum in March 2014. In total, more than 100 Russians have been placed on EU sanctions lists since the first round of measures was approved by European officials four years ago.

19:02

EU Approves Historic Ban On Bee Killing Pesticides "IndyWatch Feed World"

by Philip Schneider via Waking Times

In light of growing scientific evidence linking certain insecticides known as neonicotinoid insecticides or neonics to rapidly collapsing bee populations, the European Union voted to place a permanent ban on virtually all use of these bee-killing toxins.

The decision to vote on the ban came shortly after the European Food Safety Authority announced that after conducting a major review of more than 1,500 studies relating to neonicotinoids, the council had decided that the pesticides clothianidin, imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam all pose a significant risk to wild bees and honeybees.

Under the new law, the three main neonics cited in the study will only be allowed in permanent greenhouses away from any possible contact with wild or domestic bees. The rules are set to take effect around the end of the year and build on current restrictions from 2013.

Most uses of neonicotinoid pesticides represent a risk to wild bees and honeybees, according to assessments published today by EFSA. The Authority has updated its risk assessments of three neonicotinoids clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam that are currently subject to restrictions in the EU because of the threat they pose to bees.  European Food Safety Authority

Although their conclusions vary depending on the type of bee and form of exposure, the EFSA states that the insecticides pose a clear overall risk to wild and domestic bee populations. Wild bees such...

18:35

State Sets Massive Precedent, Passes Law To Effectively Ban The NSA "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Rachel Blevins Michigan has become the first state to ban the National Security Agencys intrusive data collection practices by passing a law that prohibits...

18:34

Michigan sets precedent by passing law that effectively bans NSA's illegal data collection practices "IndyWatch Feed World"

Michigan has become the first state to ban the National Security Agency's intrusive data collection practices by passing a law that prohibits law enforcement and state agencies from turning over personal data to the federal government without due process. The Fourth Amendment Rights Protection Act, or HB4430, will go into effect next month after it passed the Michigan state legislature with overwhelming support and only one "no" vote. The text of the bill states that its purpose is "to prohibit this state and certain other governmental agents, employees, and entities in this state from assisting a federal agency in obtaining certain forms of data without a warrant; and to prohibit certain uses of certain data collected without a warrant." According to the new law, the state and its political subdivisions "shall not assist, participate with, or provide material support or resources to a federal agency to enable it to collect or to facilitate in the collection or use of a person's electronic data or metadata," unless at least or more of the following criteria are met:

18:27

Cops Raid School, Hold Teacher at Gun Point, Terrify Kids to Look for an Absent Student "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Rachel Blevins Denver, CO Community members are horrified after they say police officers conducted a classroom-to-classroom search with guns drawn and interrogated teachers...

18:26

Shell faces shareholder challenge over climate change approach "IndyWatch Feed World"

Investors back resolution calling on oil giant to set tougher carbon targets in line with Paris climate deal Royal Dutch Shell faces a shareholder challenge over climate change this week, as investors insist oil and gas firms should offer more transparency and action on carbon emissions.A growing number of pension funds have backed a resolution at Shell's AGM on Tuesday that calls on the company to set tougher carbon targets that are in line with the goals of the Paris climate deal. [...]

18:07

Sanctions mania: Will oil end the American Century? "IndyWatch Feed World"

The American Century, so triumphantly proclaimed in a 1941 Life magazine editorial by US establishment insider Henry Luce, was built on the control of oil and on an endless succession of wars for that control of global oil. Now, ironically, with the illegal and unilateral cancellation of the Iranian nuclear agreement by the US President, oil may be set to play a key, if unintended, role in the downfall of the global hegemony of that same American Century. Each element of various countries' recent and increasing steps to get away from dollar dependency, in and of itself is insufficient to end the domination of the US dollar through Washington's ability to force other countries to buy or sell their oil only in dollars. Yet each unilateral provocation and sanction action by Washington forces other countries to find solutions only four years ago not deemed possible or practical. Since the 1973 oil price shock following the Yom Kippur War, Washington and Wall Street have moved to ensure that OPEC, led by Saudi Arabia, would sell its oil only in US dollars. That insured that demand for the US currency could be more or less independent of the internal state of the US economy or of the Government debt or deficits. That system, dubbed petrodollar recycling by Henry Kissinger and others at the time, was a vital underpinning of US global ability to project its power at the same time it allowed its major corporations to walk away from national domestic taxes and investment, in the process of out-sourcing to places like China or Mexico, Ireland or even Russia. Were a significant group of nations to abandon the dollar and turn to other currencies or even barter at this point, it could start a chain-reaction of events that would lead to sharp US interest rate increases and a new US financial crisis that would be far uglier than that a decade ago. Comment: US Gas prices rise to highest level in 3 years

18:00

SOTT FOCUS: Behind the Headlines: Trump's Economic Nationalism: Dismantling the US Empire "IndyWatch Feed World"

Recent developments appear to strengthen the likelihood of a world-changing 'parting of the ways' between the US and Europe. The EU sounds serious about rejecting Washington's wishes and sticking to the Iran Deal, investing heavily in Iran's economic development and by-passing the 'petrodollar system' to trade in euros if necessary. Will European countries like Germany instead forge closer trade and security relations with Russia? Does Trump, and those among the US elites who support his doubling-down against Iran and for Israel/Saudi Arabia, realize the implications of this 'break-up' for US dollar hegemony? Is this the 'return to US isolationism' US coastal elites dread so much? For all the criticism Trump's foreign policy receives - from the Left and from Globalists, for being a 'bull in a China shop'; from the Right and those who voted for him, for 'caving to the Deep State' - the US president appears to be broadly sticking to his election mandate of 'America First', a strategic outlook that may indicate the beginning of the dismantling the US Empire. This week on Behind the Headlines, Joe Quinn and Niall Bradley (re)assess Trump's actions in the context of a global shift towards 'multipolarity'. Running Time: 01:21:33 Download: OGG, MP3 Listen live, chat, and call in to future shows on the SOTT Radio Network!

17:51

'God bless the USA finally an American!' Unhinged gunman shot at Trump resort "IndyWatch Feed World"

Less than a year ago, South Africa native Jonathan Oddi proudly posed behind a backdrop of an American flag, touting his new citizenship. "God bless the USA finally an American!" he wrote on Instagram. On Friday morning, he unfurled the American flag inside the South Florida hotel owned by the nation's president, then got into a firefight and chase with police while ranting about Donald Trump, Barack Obama - and bizarrely, rap mogul P. Diddy, according to law enforcement. Investigators late Friday were still trying to unravel the motivations of Oddi, a 42-year-old fitness junkie and businessman who appeared to become unhinged while attacking the Trump National Doral Miami resort. Oddi suffered police gunshots to the legs, and faces charges of attempted murder. Agents raided his nearby apartment to recover phones, electronics and other evidence that might reveal what led to the bizarre incident.

17:51

Is the lunar effect on human behavior and health real? "IndyWatch Feed World"

This natural phenomenon takes place once every 29.53 days, or roughly once a month. As it did in March 2018, it sometimes appears twice a month. It occurs when the moon is completely illuminated by the sun's rays as a result of the Earth being nearly directly aligned between the sun and the moon. By now, you probably know what it is: a full moon. Urban legend suggests the full moon brings out the worst in both people and situations. If you talk to emergency room (ER) personnel, firefighters, paramedics and police officers, they very likely will share a story or two about the "lunacy" that occurs on nights when the sky is enlivened by a full moon. By the way, the word lunacy and a related term "lunatic," which was coined in the mid-16th century to refer to a temporary insanity in humans attributable to changes in the moon, have their origin in the Latin root "luna," which means moon. According to Scientific American, "Belief in the 'lunar lunacy effect,' or 'Transylvania effect,' as it is sometimes called, persisted in Europe through the Middle Ages, when humans were widely reputed to transmogrify into werewolves or vampires during a full moon."1 But is it true? Does a full moon negatively affect human behavior? Let's take a closer look at the facts.

17:50

Skripal case forces scientists to revise everything they thought they knew about Novichok "IndyWatch Feed World"

Warning: This article is likely to contain traces of satire. In the aftermath of the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury on 4th March, scientists are currently re-evaluating their understanding of A-234 - or Novichok as it is more commonly known. Prior to the poisoning, it had been thought that the substance was around 5-8 times more toxic than VX nerve agent, and therefore that just a tiny drop would be likely to kill a person within minutes or possibly even seconds of them coming into contact with it. In the unlikely event of a person surviving, it was believed that their central nervous system would be completely destroyed, and that they would suffer numerous chronic health issues, including cirrhosis, toxic hepatitis, and epilepsy before dying a premature and miserable death, probably within a year or so. However, according to an anonymous source at the Porton Down laboratory, which is located just a few miles down the road from Salisbury, scientists now believe they may have completely misunderstood the properties and effects of the chemical: "All the available information we had about Novichok before March this year suggested that it was by far the most lethal nerve agent ever produced, and we had assumed that even the tiniest drop would kill a person within minutes. However, after studying the movements of the Skripals after being poisoned, we have now revised our understanding, and we now believe that one of its primary effects is to generate in its victims a strong desire to go out for a beer followed by a pizza."

17:47

Crested ibis, egrets, wagtails in China "IndyWatch Feed World"

Little egrets, 6 April 2018

After 5 April 2018 came 6 April. Still in Yangxian county, Shaanxi province, China. After our day at the golden pheasant hide, now river birds. Like the little egrets on this photo.

These egrets were at the Hanshui river close to Hanzhon...

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Russia's Navy establishes a permanent presence in the Mediterranean Sea "IndyWatch Feed World"

Russian President Vladimir Putin said a naval standing force, including warships with Kalibr long-range land attack cruise missiles, will be permanently deployed in the Mediterranean Sea. The statement was made at a meeting with top military officials and defense industry leaders that took place in Sochi on May 16. One of the missions is delivering strikes against terrorist targets in Syria. 102 expeditions of ships and submarines are planned in 2018. The force will go through intensive training. The Russian Black Sea Fleet has become a much different force in comparison to what it was just three years ago. Since 2015, the year the operation in Syria was launched, it has received 15 new ships, including two frigates and six conventional submarines armed with Kalibr cruise missiles. With S-400 and S-300V4 air defense systems, Krasukha-4 electronic warfare systems and shore-based anti-ship Bastion batteries deployed on the Syrian coast, the ships in Eastern Mediterranean operate in a relatively safe environment. Kalibr missiles have already been fired from frigates and submarines at terrorist targets in Syria.

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