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Friday, 10 August


How to build a Russian Bogeyman: Washington intentionally 'overcharged' relations with Moscow for strategic advantage "IndyWatch Feed World"

Last week, we considered how the Bush and Obama administrations worked in tandem - wittingly or unwittingly, but I'm betting on the former - to move forward with the construction of a US missile defense system smack on Russia's border following the attacks of 9/11 and Bush's decision to scrap the ABM Treaty with Moscow. That aggressive move will go down in the (non-American) history books as the primary reason for the return of Cold War-era atmosphere between Washington and Moscow. Currently, with the mainstream news cycle top-heavy with 24/7 'Russiagate' baloney, many people have understandably forgotten that it was during the Obama administration when US-Russia relations really hit rock bottom. And it had nothing to do with Hillary Clinton's home computer getting allegedly compromised by some Russia hackers.


Venezuelanalysis: Official Statement on Facebook's Removal of Our Page "IndyWatch Feed World"

VA's Facebook page was arbitrarily removed by the social media tech-giant on Thursday morning. 


Court rejects appeal: Russian ban on Telegram messenger service remains "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Appeals Collegium of the Russian Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by the company behind Telegram, upholding an order to block the messenger over its refusal to hand encryption keys over to security services. On Thursday, the Appeals Collegium looked into the complaint filed by a team of lawyers representing the UK-registered company Telegram LLP - a major business that owns and promotes a messenger and blog platform known as Telegram. Its lawyers sought to overturn a court order issued in April that compelled Telegram to hand over encryption keys for clients' messages to the Federal Security Service (FSB). They tried to prove that the FSB did not have sufficient power to issue the original request for encryption keys, and also that the out-of-court handover procedure could reveal Telegram users' correspondence to an "unidentified circle of people."


Stephen Lendman: Hypocrisy not democracy. Alexis de Tocqueville was wrong "IndyWatch Feed World"

From inception, democracy in America was pure fantasy. No rule of the people ever existed - governance of, by, and for the privileged few alone at the expense of most others. American exceptionalism and moral superiority don't exist. The state of the nation is deplorable - more an obscenity than a responsible sovereign state. Count the ways. Hypocrisy, not democracy, defines how America is governed - an increasingly totalitarian plutocracy, oligarchy and kleptocracy.


Why is the left Is so afraid of Jordan Peterson? "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Canadian psychology professor's stardom is evidence that leftism is on the decline - and deeply vulnerable. Two years ago, I walked downstairs and saw one of my teenage sons watching a strange YouTube video on the television. "What is that?" I asked. He turned to me earnestly and explained, "It's a psychology professor at the University of Toronto talking about Canadian law." "Huh?" I said, but he had already turned back to the screen. I figured he had finally gotten to the end of the internet, and this was the very last thing on it. That night, my son tried to explain the thing to me, but it was a buzzing in my ear, and I wanted to talk about something more interesting. It didn't matter; it turned out a number of his friends - all of them like him: progressive Democrats, with the full range of social positions you would expect of adolescents growing up in liberal households in blue-bubble Los Angeles - had watched the video as well, and they talked about it to one another.


France: 1,600 Evacuated as Flash Floods Threaten Camp Sites "IndyWatch Feed World"

PARIS Hundreds of rescuers backed by helicopters evacuated about 1,600 people, most of them campers, in three regions of southern France where heavy rain caused flash flooding and transformed rivers and streams into torrents, the interior minister said Thursday.

Hardest hit was the Gard region, where 119 children, many of them from Germany, were evacuated from their campsite at Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said in a statement.

About 750 people in all were evacuated in Gard, mainly from campsites, a top district official, Thierry Dousset, told Frances BFM-TV news channel.

Search teams that included divers combed swollen waters for a man reported missing. BFM-TV said he was a 70-year-old German citizen serving as a monitor at the Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas site and feared to have been swept away by flood waters along with his van.

However, Dousset, the top aide of the Gard administration, said no one knew for certain yet that the man was in his van at the time.

Four German children were hospitalized for hypothermia in Bagnols-sur-Ceze, a town on the Ceze River, Dousset said. They were among 10 people hospitalized with minor injuries, the Gard Gendarmerie said on its Facebook page.

After a hot spell, the flash flooding in the northern part of the Gard region turned the Ceze and LArdeche rivers into churning waterways that quickly spilled out of their banks. Nearby regions all part of the verdant and mountainous Cevennes also saw flooding.

Collomb, the interior minister, said in a statement that 1,600 people were evacuated as a precaution in the Gard, the Ardeche and the Drome regions.

No one has suitcases. We just have what were wearing, Rita Mauersberger, a visitor from Germany who was among the campers taking shelter in a local hall in Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas, told France Info radio.

More than 400 firefighters and gendarmes, many sent in from other regions, helped in the evacuations, using helicopters to spot camp sites and occasionally to perform rescues.

Numerous roads in the area remained cut off as night fell.

Authorities warned that the flooding would take time to recede and urged people to be vigilant.


Syrians launch large offensive in Hama "IndyWatch Feed World"

20 minutes ago-Syrian army launch heavy offensive on ISIS lines at Hama

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 A.M.) The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a powerful attack inside the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate tonight.

Backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF), the Syrian Arab Army fired a barrage of missiles and artillery shells towards the jihadist rebels of Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham and Jaysh Al-Izza.

According to a military communique from Hama, the Syrian Arab Army specifically targeted the Al-Dahrouj Farms and small town of Al-Alaywi, which are both controlled by the jihadist rebels.

Both sides are now engaged in a fierce exchange of hostilities, with the jihadist rebels targeting the government positions near their stronghold of Mhardeh.

The Syrian Arab Army has recently intensified their attacks in the Hama Governorate, following an attempted advance by the jihadist rebels two weeks ago.

Al masdar news



Britain's chaos creation in Afghanistan has been going on for decades "IndyWatch Feed World"

The role of the CIA in the rise of Bin Laden and Al Qaeda in 1980s Afghanistan is well known; what is less understood is the pivotal part played by MI6 and the SAS in this sordid operation. The People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) swept to power in Afghanistan in 1978 on a platform of land rights, workers' rights, and an end to forced marriages. This was effectively a social revolution against the feudal system that had shaped Afghans' lives for centuries, and it naturally angered the country's entrenched landed interests as well as its' religious establishment. Their anger, however, presented an opportunity to an imperial fraternity determined to deliver a blow to the Global South in general, and its Soviet ally in particular. As the armed counter-revolution against Afghanistan's new, socialist government got underway, the US and Britain seized the chance to give the Soviet Union, in the words of US President Carter's National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, "their own Vietnam". The defeat of the US at the hands of Vietnamese peasants was, in fact, the most obvious sign of imperial decline during that tumultuous period. Earlier in the decade, Portuguese efforts to hang on to their colonies in Angola and Mozambique had been smashed by determined independence movements, with communist forces in the leadership, whilst the US' loyal South African ally was facing a resurgence of youth resistance. The Vietnam war had catalysed communist victories in Laos and Cambodia whilst the pro-US Shah was being rocked by determined street protests in Iran. Newly independent countries were overwhelmingly rejecting US overtures to become neo-colonies and were instead forging ahead, through entities such as the Non-Aligned Movement, with plans for a 'New International Economic Order', challenging the West's rigging of world trade. In other words the Global South - increasingly allied to the socialist bloc - was rapidly posing an existential threat to the Western-dominated, white supremacist, capitalist world order.


What is the national energy guarantee? video explainer "IndyWatch Feed World"

It's crunch time for the Neg, the Turnbull government's flagship energy policy. Guardian Australia's political editor Katharine Murphy looks at whether the plan is likely to succeed, who wins and who loses under it, and will it be worth the procedural pain Commonwealth and state governments deadlocked before Coag energy meeting Continue reading...


What Happens to Your Body When You Use Medical Marijuana? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dr. Mercola

Marijuana, or cannabis, has been used for at least 5,000 years and has an extensive history of traditional uses as an industrial material and a botanical medicine all throughout Asia, Africa, Europe and America.1

Read on to learn more about medical marijuanas healing benefits how it has gotten its bad rap and why youd want your own state to approve its use, too.

What Is Medical Marijuana?

The term medical marijuana refers to the use of the whole, unprocessed marijuana plant and its pure extracts to treat a disease or improve a symptom.2 It must be sourced from a medicinal-grade cannabis plant that has been meticulously grown without the use of toxic pesticides and fertilizers.

Marijuanas incredible healing properties come from its high cannabidiol (CBD) content and critical levels of medical terpenes and flavonoids. It also contains some tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the molecule that gives the psychoactive effects that most recreational users are after. Through traditional plant breeding techniques and seed exchanges, growers have started producing cannabis plants that have higher levels of CBD and lower levels of THC for medical use.

Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet approved medical marijuana,3 more and more physicians are starting to reverse their stand on the issue and swear by its effectiveness and health benefits.

In a 2015 CBS interview, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy acknowledged that marijuana may be useful for certain medical conditions, saying: We have some preliminary data showing that for certain medical conditions and symptoms, marijuana can be helpful.4

Likewise, CNNs chief medical correspondent and neurosurgeon Sanjay Gupta also made a highly publicized reversal on his marijuana stance after the production of his two-part series...


Trudeau keeps focus on human rights amid Saudi feud - Reuters "IndyWatch Feed World"

ReutersTrudeau keeps focus on human rights amid Saudi feudReutersSaudi Arabia said on Wednesday there was no room for mediation in the kingdom's deepening diplomatic dispute with Canada over human rights, adding that Ottawa knew what it needed to do to ''fix its big mistake''. Hide Transcript. View Transcript.


Jacob Rothschild: New World Order Will Collapse Under Trump "IndyWatch Feed World"

Lord Jacob Rothschild has voiced concern about the inevitable collapse of the New World Order under President Trumps leadership. The billionaire globalist says that the US-China trade war and eurozone crisis puts the old order [...]

The post Jacob Rothschild: New World Order Will Collapse Under Trump appeared first on Your News Wire.


Hysterical Israeli spokesman blasts BBC in angry tweet for factual report of air strike killing pregnant mother and toddler - BBC caves "IndyWatch Feed World"

An Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman left diplomatic niceties aside, heading straight to Twitter to accuse the BBC of lying in a story headlined "Israeli airstrikes 'kill woman and baby.'" Emmanuel Nahshon angrily tagged BBC World and informed them that his tweet constituted a "formal complaint by the Israeli Foreign Ministry."


DOJ Plane, Loading Boxes Of Evidence, Spotted Next To Clinton Foundation "IndyWatch Feed World"

A DOJ plane was spotted next to the Clinton Foundation in Little Rock, Arkansas, loading boxes of documents on Wednesday. Employees from the Justice Department were seen loading boxes of documents into a DOJ-owned Boeing 757-223 [...]

The post DOJ Plane, Loading Boxes Of Evidence, Spotted Next To Clinton Foundation appeared first on Your News Wire.


Jared Holt: Soros Paid Me To Ban Alex Jones From The Internet "IndyWatch Feed World"

Jared Holt, a far left activist paid by George Soros, has admitted he got Alex Jones banned from YouTube, Facebook, Apple, and Spotify. Holt, who works for the Soros-funded Right Wing Watch website, confessed that [...]

The post Jared Holt: Soros Paid Me To Ban Alex Jones From The Internet appeared first on Your News Wire.


Banning Alex Jones and Infowars "IndyWatch Feed World"

He is treated as the bogeyman of conspiracy entertainment, and Alex Jones has become a prominent figure for advancing a host of unsavoury views. High on his list of incendiaries is the claim that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary shooting never took place and was the work of paid fantasists, with the victims parents being crisis actors. Sandy Hook, went Jones in a January 2015 broadcast, is a synthetic, completely fake, with actors, in my view, manufactured.  The parents of two children killed at the school massacre are suing.

There are seemingly few limits to the Jones armoury of hyper-scepticism.  But Jones has been in the business of such production for years.  Now, a campaign for banishing him from various platforms, including Infowars, has been enacted with a degree of censorious ferocity.  Summary bans have been made, ranging from the giants such as Apple, Twitter and Spotify, to Pinterest and MailChimp.

Apple took the lead in this competitive banning binge, removing five of the six Infowars podcasts available via iTunes this week, including The Alex Jones Show and War Room, while Facebook removed four Infowars pages for violating the companys guidelines.

An Apple spokesperson explained the companys position in a statement: Apple does not tolerate hate speech, and we have clear guidelines that creators and developers must follow to ensure we provide a safe environment for all our users.  Accordingly, Podcasts that violate these guidelines are removed from our directory making them no longer searchable or available for download or streaming.  We believe in representing a wide range of views, so long as people are respectful to those with differing opinions.

Spotify has also added its name to the list.  We take reports of hate content seriously, went a statement, and review any podcast episode or song that is flagged by our community.  Due to repeated violations of Spotifys prohibited content policies, The Alex Jones Show has lost access to the Spotify platform.

Who is guarding whom, and who should decide which ideas are significantly safe, less discomforting or otherwise?  Contraries are, by definition, discomforting; the contrarian, by definition, dangerously disruptive.  The idea of social media platforms becoming a constabulary for the controlling of opinion located in the vague economy of hate is ominous.  Nor have these techn...


Kids Found Alive In Nailed Boxes Were Part Of Trafficking Ring "IndyWatch Feed World"

A couple in Missouri have been arrested after police discovered young children nailed in plywood boxes at their home. Laura Cheatham, 38, and Daryl J. Head, 38, were arrested following the discovery of the four [...]

The post Kids Found Alive In Nailed Boxes Were Part Of Trafficking Ring appeared first on Your News Wire.


Pedophile Priest Says The Devil Made Him Molest 11 Year Old Girl "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Catholic priest who has been accused of sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl said that he thought the child was 11, and that he did what he did because the devil tripped him Father Paolo [...]

The post Pedophile Priest Says The Devil Made Him Molest 11 Year Old Girl appeared first on Your News Wire.


The real Ukraine: Americanized, nazi-dominated "IndyWatch Feed World"

Such important reality as is shown in this picture is virtually unpublishable in mainstream US 'news'media, because US 'news'media need to deceive their public about the most important international realities - such as that the US imposed upon Ukraine a nazi regime against Russia, and the US now lies to accuse Russia for doing what Russia must do in order to protect itself from the US nazi regime next-door. This picture is among many which were originally published in the excellent 4 July 2018 article by Asa Winstanley at The Electronic Intifada. His article was headlined "Israel is arming neo-Nazis in Ukraine". That article focuses upon Israel's strong support for the racist-fascist (or ideologically nazi) Government of Ukraine. (Click onto it to see the documentation - it's Israeli nazis, against Russians, not against Jews, though they're allied with ones that are against both, which is why the US did this - aiming to conquer ultimately Russia.)

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Thursday, 09 August


Trump Considers Fining Mexico $2,000 Per Illegal Immigrant To Fund Border Wall "IndyWatch Feed World"

President Trump is considering proposals to fine Mexico $2,000 for every illegal immigrant they send to America in order to help pay for the border wall.  Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs, the Republican lawmaker who drafted the [...]

The post Trump Considers Fining Mexico $2,000 Per Illegal Immigrant To Fund Border Wall appeared first on Your News Wire.


CNN Admits Elizabeth Warren Lied About Her Native American Ancestry "IndyWatch Feed World"

CNN has been forced to admit that Senator Elizabeth Warren lied when she claimed she was a Native American. In a rare admission of truth, CNN admitted Wednesday that after her primary win, Sharice Davids will [...]

The post CNN Admits Elizabeth Warren Lied About Her Native American Ancestry appeared first on Your News Wire.


NASA Astronaut Claims Alien Lifeform Followed His Space Shuttle "IndyWatch Feed World"

NASA astronaut Leland Melvin claims he saw an alien-like, organic object floating outside his space shuttle. Melvin, 54, worked as an engineer on board Atlantis when he spotted the translucent lifeform while orbiting Earth. He [...]

The post NASA Astronaut Claims Alien Lifeform Followed His Space Shuttle appeared first on Your News Wire.


US-Backed Coalition Just Slaughtered Dozens of Children Under 10-Years-old by Bombing a School Bus "IndyWatch Feed World"

Through multiple Democratic and Republican presidential administrations, of Bush, Obama, and Trump, the United States military has been on a steady march of conquest throughout the Middle East and Africa. The cover story for so many years of nonstop military action has been fighting terrorism but for anyone paying attention, it should be obvious that their true goal is empire building at the expense of innocent children.

US-backed bombings and terrorist rebel groups have made areas in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya and other countries completely uninhabitable, causing an untold number of deaths and creating a massive refugee crisis. In recent years, the situation in Yemen has become increasingly dangerous and deadly, thanks to a US-Saudi led coalition which is bombing civilian targets in the country and created a blockade that has cut off millions of Yemeni people from the outside world.

This week, The Guardian reported that a brand new US-Saudi airstrike hit a civilian bus in northern Yemen killing at least 43 people, most of whom were children.

The International Committee of the Red Cross were stationed at a local hospital that worked to help the injured and identify the deceased.

Under international humanitarian law, civilians must be protected during conflict. Scores killed, even more injured, most under the age of 10, Johannes Bruwer, of the ICRC Yemen delegation said.

Abdul-Ghani Nayeb, a health department chief in Saada, told Reuters that 43 people were killed and at least 61 injured.

As usual, the perpetrators of this violence are claiming that they did nothing wrong and that they simply hit a military target. The civilians killed are merely considered collateral damage or a means to an end.



Google Employees Protest China Censorship Plans "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Aaron Kesel Google announced that it would provide China with a government-censored search engine, according to leaked documents reported by The Intercept, which resulted...


German Drug Company Sues Nebraska Over Use of Drugs for Lethal Injection "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Washington Post reports that a German drugmaker, Fresenius Kabi, has sued the state of Nebraska in federal court over what the company believes is Nebraskas plan to use two of its drugs in the lethal injection of convicted murderer Carey Dean Moore.

Moore was sentenced in 1979 for killing two Omaha cab drivers. Moore, the Post says, is not contesting his sentence. Still, as the Post reports, the German companys lawsuit could tie up his death sentence as the case moves through the legal system.

While Nebraska has not revealed its sources for the drugs it plans to use for the execution, the Post reports that they are a mix of the narcotic painkiller fentanyl citrate, the sedative diazepam, the muscle relaxer cisatracurium and potassium chloride, a drug that stops the heart.

Fresenius Kabi believes it would be the source of the last two drugs. The Nebraska attorney generals office said in a statement that Nebraskas lethal injection drugs were purchased lawfully and pursuant to the state of Nebraskas duty to carry out lawful capital sentences.

The death penalty is outlawed in the European Union, of which Germany is a member. Because of that ban, Fresenius Kabis lawsuit states that it could suffer great reputational injury if its drugs are used in Moores execution.

This isnt the first time a pharmaceutical company has objected to its products being used for lethal injection. The Post reports that in July:

Multinational pharmaceutical company Alvogen accused the heads of Nevadas prisons of working to illegally buy one of its drugs to use in an execution of [Scott Raymond] Dozier, who was convicted in 2007 of robbing, killing and dismembering a 22-year-old man in Las Vegas. He was also convicted in Arizona in 2005 of another murder and dismemberment near Phoenix.

In recent months, the Post continues, Injectable drugs have become difficult to obtain because of several drug manufacturers refusal to sell their products to prisons for use in executions.

An anonymous national death-penalty expert also told the media that these two cases could be a set-up for a showdown between the makers of injectable drugs and states that upho...


Big Tech Shows Net Neutrality Battle Was About Power, Not an Open Internet "IndyWatch Feed World"

The de-platforming of Alex Jones and InfoWars is a subject that has a number of layers to it, including the responsibilities social media companies have to free speech particularly in a world where the lines between Big Tech and Big Government are increasingly blurred. While Ill leave others to debate those particular subjects, these developments and reactions to it do help provide clarity to another heated tech-related debate: the hypocrisy of net neutrality advocates.

After all, there is a ton of overlap between those who advocated Title II regulation of the internet and those celebrating the deplatforming of Alex Jones. This is particularly true among the most powerful players in this debate, including legislators and leaders in the industry.

Consider, for example, the reaction from Big Tech to the FCCs repeal Title II regulation last December.

Facebooks Sherryl Sansberg published a statement saying: An open internet is critical for new ideas and economic opportunity. Were ready to work with members of Congress and others to help make the internet free and open for everyone.

Google encouraged online activists...


'Superman' actress Margot Kidder died from 'self-inflicted alcohol and drug overdose' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Margot Kidder's death has been ruled a suicide. Park County, Montana Coroner Richard Wood confirmed to the Associated Press that Kidder died "as a result of a self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose." The actress was found by a friend in her Livingston, Montana, home on May 13. She was 69. Kidder's daughter, Maggie McGuane, told the AP, "It's a big relief that the truth is out there." McGuane, an only child, noted that Montana has one of the highest suicide rates, adding, "It's important to be open and honest so there's not a cloud of shame in dealing with this." McGuane continued, "It's a very unique sort of grief and pain. Knowing how many families in this state go through this, I wish that I could reach out to each one of them."


The Lessons of Charlottesville, a Year Later : How the Terrain Has Changed "IndyWatch Feed World"

A year after the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville that left one dead and countless injured, we can see how fascists, police, centrists, and others have learned from experience and adjusted their strategies. Have those of us who oppose the rise of fascism done the same? Read on for our analysis.

For more background on the events of August 2017 in Charlottesville, consult the reading list at the end.

Fascists and the Far Right

Some fascist organizations disintegrated after the debacle in Charlottesville, and many still havent recovered. Patriot Prayer was in disarray; Richard Spencer scaled back his efforts to speak on university campuses; the Traditionalist Workers Party collapsed. A few months after Unite the Right, some anti-fascists felt confident enough to declare a provisional victory. However, a year later, fascists are reorganizing and trying new things.

Discouraged from pre-announced mass actions like Unite the Right, the explicitly Nazi organization Patriot Front has demonstrated a new pattern of surprise attacks via their appearances at the Houston Anarchist Book Fair and the San Antonio Occupy ICE camp. Thus far, these appear to be chiefly aimed at producing video footage with which to make advertisements for fascism, but the model could be used for much more destructive means.

Meanwhile, Joey Gibson of Patriot Prayer has figured out that if fascists can just hold off on publicly murdering people and deny having ties to overt white supremacistshowever dishonestlythey can resume slowly building momentum while letting the police do most of their dirty work. Hes working with a volatile sector of the populationProud Boys in Pinochet shirtsbut he seems to be making his approach succeed where other fascist organizers have failed. We will surely see more groups like his attempting to rebrand fascist politics under the umbrella of patriotism, Christianity (or...


Spike Lee Returns to Form With the Entertaining and Relevant BlacKkKlansman "IndyWatch Feed World"

Ever since his early career peak, culminating in a best original screenplay Academy Award nomination for Do the Right Thing, Spike Lee has opined on the big screen with the same measure of nuance and subtlety he demonstrates courtside at Knicks gameswhich is to say, none at all. But when it comes to his latest movie, BlacKkKlansman, arriving amid a steady stream of footage of unarmed black men and boys subjugated and murdered by police around the U.S., maybe subtlety is the wrong tack. And, for the many white people who view this same footage not as evidence of police brutality but of black people operating outside the law, maybe Lees full-on approach will finally wake them up.

A Grand Jury Prize winner at Cannes, the new movie is based on the memoir Black Klansman, by Ron Stallworth. In it, a black cop, played by John David Washington, and his Jewish partner, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), infiltrate the Colorado Springs chapter of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s.

As a newly assigned rookie at the start of the film, Stallworth quickly rises to the rank of undercover detective, assigned to a speaking engagement by Kwame Ture (a.k.a. civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael). There, he wears a mike and records a fiery address (Ture is played by Corey Hawkins in a moving cameo), hitting inspirational points on pride, hope and persistence.

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? If not now, when? he asks, quoting rabbinical sage Hillel the Elder. The sequence stops the films narrative and gives Lee a chance to do what he has often shown a penchant for: proselytizing. But what gorgeous proselytizing it istimeless truths about social justice over ellipsing images of Tures audience, eyes uplifted, a dimly lit portrait montage tastefully rendered through cinematographer Chayse Irvins artful lens. Its an example of BlacKkKlansman at its finest, matched only by the rhapsodic dance sequence that follows at the local bar to the Cornelius Brothers and Sister Roses Its Too Late to Turn Back Now.

Stallworths dance partner is the stunning Patrice Dumas (a ravishing ...


Saudi coalition's 'legitimate' airstrike on Yemeni schoolbus leaves 50 people, mostly children, dead "IndyWatch Feed World"

Fifty people died in a bus attack in Yemen and 77 were injured, most of whom were children, the International Committee of the Red Cross stated, citing officials. The Saudi-led coalition has called the attack "legitimate." The attack took place in Dahyan Market in northern Saada, a Houthi rebel stronghold, on Thursday morning. The Saudi-led coalition later said the airstrikes were aimed at missile launchers used to attack the southern Saudi city of Jiza, claiming its strike constituted a "legitimate action." It went on to accuse Houthi rebels of using children as human shields.


The 6 Zodiac Signs That Will Be Most Affected By The August Partial Solar Eclipse "IndyWatch Feed World"

As you may know, there is a partial solar eclipse coming up on August 11th. While some people will be affected by this not everyone will be getting as intense effects as some of the people of the zodiac.

Below I am going to go over some of the signs that will be affected the most by this partial solar eclipse. While you might be drastically affected, dont worry too much this is going to be a very positive thing for us all. No matter what is thrown at you, you can and will get through it.


You might be getting quite ahead of yourself during the times to come. While you think you have everything together chances are there is still a lot of work to be done. Dont back down but also dont move forward too quickly. This partial solar eclipse is going to be pushing you to break out of your comfort zone and you should but only in moderation.


You are going to really be taking the time you need to breathe and relax. This partial solar eclipse is going to really bring forth a lot of clarity to you that youve been needing for quite some time. You might be pushed to face your fears during this time but it will really put you where you need to be.


You are going to notice during this time that you really need to make some changes. You are going to crave attention and want to spend more time with the people who truly matter to you. While this is going to really make a huge difference in your life it is also going to make a difference in the lives of those around you.


You might be feeling as if you have lost your way during this time. You wont know what direction to go forward in or how you need to really situate your life but by the time these energies leave your body they will send you off in the right direction. Dont waste any time or let anything pass you by, you are ready for whatever is to come. Remain open-minded and facing forward all that tension within your is going to be over with soon.


You are usually very closed off and distant but this partial solar eclipse is going to be pushing you to really come out and let people in. You are going to be opening up during this time and really focusing on things you normally dont. As something new comes your way, welcome it with open arms regardless of what it is and remember those feelings of anger will be moving away from you very soon.


While you might not notice right off the bat as the days pass you will begin feeling this energy hit you like a brick. This partial solar eclipse is going to really make you feel frustrated and confused but thinking things through will really make a...


Utah doomsday 'prophet' who promoted child marriage, polygamy sentenced to 25 years in prison "IndyWatch Feed World"

A self-styled prophet who helped lead a Utah doomsday cult that believed in polygamy and promoted child marriage remained defiant Wednesday as he was sent to prison for at least 25 years. John Coltharp, 35, told a judge he was following "heavenly laws" and was an Old Testament figure returned to Earth to promote child marriage, the Deseret News reported . He maintained that it doesn't matter how long he goes to prison because society won't last much longer. Judge Marvin Bagley told Coltharp his beliefs are wrong and don't come from the Bible. He said he hopes Coltharp is never released from prison. Coltharp pled guilty to sodomy and child bigamy charges in June. He could spend life in prison as he waits for a parole board to determine a possible release date.


Why does Rashida Tlaib Support US Military Aid to Israel? "IndyWatch Feed World"

There has been much euphoria over the Michigan primary win on Tuesday that sets up Palestinian American Rashida Tlaib to become the first Muslim woman to enter Congress if, as widely expected, she wins the general election in November.

As the child of immigrants and an Arab, Tlaib is acutely aware of the issues that impact our community, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee said in a message congratulating her. In Congress, we know she will continue to be a strong advocate for the community, and we look forward to working with her.

That has been a widely shared sentiment backed by an assumption that because she is a Palestinian American, Tlaib can be counted on to be a strong voice for Palestinian rights.

But hard political experience tells us otherwise, and the time to look at Tlaibs troubling relationship with a leading pro-Israel organization is now.


8 Simple Techniques Proven to Quiet the Mind "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sometimes our minds really do get the best of us. If we are being honest, many of the things we overthink about actually cause us more worry in the end, leading us to stress about events that never happen.

While you may have tried a lot of different tips and tricks to stop overthinking and really quite your mind most wont make much of a difference. The main issue with reducing the amount of overthinking you are doing is that we tend to suppress instead of resolve. If you lock things away and do not work through them, they will just come right back up when you are least expecting them.

Below I am going to go over some of the best tips I have come across in regards to quieting the mind that ACTUALLY work. Doing all of these things, rather than just one of them, will truly make a difference in the level of stress youre facing. The more you allow yourself to face things and work through them the better. You cant just hide from the things bothering you and expect your mind to forget about them, it just doesnt work that way.

8 Tips For Quieting Your Mind:

1. Focus on direct experience depending on the situation.

Think about your thoughts for a moment. Make sure none of what you are obsessing over is fabricated. Sometimes our minds get away from us and we have to remind ourselves of the truth. If youre planning for the worst, slow down, it hasnt happened yet and still might not.

2. Do not forget to relax your breathing.

If youre not paying attention to your breathing, you are doing things all wrong. If youre worked up relaxing your breathing and getting yourself to normal before anything else is crucial. Calm your physical body and then work on your mind.

3. Isolate the obsession for once, dont let it branch out.

Dont let your obsession or thoughts jump out of control to begin with. Isolate the thought before it spins out of control. You have to really break things down and get to the root. Sure, you feel ugly right now but why?

Where did this feeling come from and why are you obsessing? Yes, thats right youre having a bad hair day. Isolate and work through. One bad hair day doesnt make you unattractive.

4. Try to be more mindful in general.

Spend more time in the present moment. This one will be easier said than done, yes. However, you can do it. Practice mindfulness as often as you possibly can.

5. Visualize through meditation instead of merely meditating in general.

Some people do not have much luck wi...


Really? Accused pedophile priest says 'the devil' made him molest an 11 y.o. girl "IndyWatch Feed World"

An Italian priest accused of sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl in a car has said that he thought the child was older, and that he did what he did because "the devil gave him a trip." Father Paolo Glaentzer, 70, was arrested last month for allegedly molesting an 11-year-old girl in a car. The court did not jail the priest, but he is currently being held on house arrest as an investigation continues. The disgraced priest told an Italian newspaper that he is "very sorry" about what happened, but argued that "the devil tripped me" into abusing the girl. Glaentzer said that the encounter was "an exchange of affection" that got out of control, and added that the victim seemed "much more mature than she was."


Torrent of New US Sanctions on Russia Reflect GOP Midterm Concerns, Helsinki Fallout "IndyWatch Feed World"

MOSCOW Washington has slammed Russia with a wide-ranging new wave of sanctions in connection with Moscows alleged involvement in the poisoning of ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Britain, sending the ruble on a downward slide and provoking a sharp reaction from markets.

The move, announced by the U.S. State Department on Wednesday, reveals the immense difficulties the White House and Kremlin face in their hopes to substantially improve their bruised and bloodied ties.

The announcement came alongside the publication of a leaked draft of the U.S. Senates Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act of 2018 (DASKAA), a so-called nuclear sanctions bill that will heavily impact Russian energy projects, sovereign debt, national banks and business elites. It is expected to be passed prior to midterm elections in November.

While Russian elites and officials hailed last months summit between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin as a success for Russian diplomacy, the assessment was entirely at odds with the full-throated and near-unanimous condemnation the U.S. leader faced for his conduct at the event. Trumps dithering on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections, seeming deference to his oft-maligned counterpart, and continued controversy over administration associates past contacts with Russian figures quickly provoked a new souring in the anti-Russian mood of U.S. lawmakers.

The fierce backlash against the summit by the U.S. foreign policy, defense, and media establishments could hardly have come as a surprise to Moscow, which is keenly aware of the White Houses isolation on the question of U.S.-Russia ties.

Following the summit, Michael Kofman of the Center for Naval Analyses wrote:

The U.S. establishment has closed ranks on the issue of confronting Russia, and in fact is likely to further punish the Kremlin for the embarrassment America suffered in Helsinki. Because Trump tried to improve relations, Washington will double down on confrontation, although the policy of incoherent punishment to intensify pressure has no firmer footing than Trumps notions for normalizing U.S.-Russia tie...


Researcher Explains Why We Should Stop Drinking Cows Milk Immediately "IndyWatch Feed World"

While most of us have grown up drinking cows milk, we have been told time and time again that its good for us, but is it? Well, in recent years many have been speaking out against drinking cows milk and with good reason.

I recently came across an interview by DM with Professor Bodo Melnik. While the interview is short and merely consists of about ten questions, the answers found within it are quite eye-opening, to say the least. When asked if milk really did the body good Melnik said that lots of compounds within milk could be doing more harm than we realize.

When asked about the substances within like miRNAs and galactose he said as follows:

Persistent activation of mTORC1 promotes age-dependent diseases. mTORC1 is activated by BCAAs such as leucine which are abundant in whey (14%) and casein (10%) proteins. Milk-derived microRNAs such as microRNA-148a not only promote lactation performance but also adipogenesis in humans. The microRNAs of milk are an arachaic signaling system, which explains their sequence homology between human and bovine species. They survive pasteurization and with the invention of the refrigerator were spread into civilized societies. Notably, microRNA-148a, the most abundant microRNA of milk, promotes lactation performance and milk yield and is overexpressed in high-performance dairy cows.

With the selection of high-performance dairy cows, pasteurization and refrigeration, civilized societies are persistently exposed to milks microRNA signaling. MicroRNAs control about 60% of human genes. With the introduction of bovine microRNAs into the human food chain, which are able to regulate human gene expression, humans got under gene control by another species, the dairy cow. The microRNA system of cows milk has the natural purpose to promote anabolism and growth of the calf, but not of human beings for lifetime. In contrast, fermentation, boiling and ultraheat treatment destroys milks micro RNA system, which explains why fermented milk products have a reduced risk profile.

Melnik actually has several scientific papers with his name attached to them that go over how milk consumption could be contributing to western illnesses as a whole. He says that when it comes to disease promotion increased consumption of milk can cause obesity, type 2 diabetes, acne, prostate cancer, and even Parkinsons disease. He also mentions that there is strong evidence that dairy food an...


What if a #MAGA Guy Ate Twitters Face? "IndyWatch Feed World"

More than a few people have cited the exchange below as justification for my forever trip down the Memory Hole, my ban from Twitter. I used to be there as @wemeantwell.

My bad zombie joke about #MAGA, or anything else I wrote that was flippant, is not writing Im proud of. But ask yourself if indeed what I was doing, in the words of Twitters auto-response to me, harasses, intimidates, or uses fear to silence someone elses voice, or if I was just being rude and childish. Ask yourself if whatever I did means you can never read anything Ive written on Twitter over the past seven years, if it means I should never be allowed to write there again.

Does it justify censorship?

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More aid needed as third big quake hits Lombok "IndyWatch Feed World"

A third earthquake that struck Lombok on Thursday has severely escalated the need for life-saving aid and slowed rescue efforts.


August 8th, 2018 (888) The Karmic Portal Is Now Open "IndyWatch Feed World"

For those who do not know, as of August 8th, the Lions Gate portal is open. This is a very energetic event that will push you towards DNA activation and so much more.

While we have covered the Lions Gate Opening in itself, we have not gone over the karmic impact that will have on all of us. Karma and Lions Gate are two things that go seemingly hand in hand. While this portal is activated each year in some way on August 8th, it needs a third 8 to truly open, which we had this year.

While this portal is open for the short time that it will be open, you will be able to access higher realms of consciousness and really tap into things you could not before. You will be working to heal any old wounds and right any karmic wrongs you have done. This period is one in which you are being pushed to get things right and situate your life.

The Lions Gate Portal consists of three major keys. Those major keys are the Sun, the Earth, and the star Sirius. Without those elements, this activation and opening would never be possible. Lions Gate begins opening in July and is, of course, fully open on the 8th of August. From here it will remain open for a matter of weeks as it is beginning to close. This is a period of awakening and righting your wrongs.

During this time embrace all of the things that make you who you are and allow love to really reign supreme in your life. Create an environment that you and your loved ones would feel comfortable in. If you allow this energy to work for you, you will notice huge changes in your life. Fighting it serves no purpose, if you do not let these energies do what they are intending to with you happiness will be hard to find.

You have to really take a good long look at yourself in the mirror and decide where to go from where you are. While this energetic shift will be hard for a lot of us it will not be damning in any way. You can make it through just fine.

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Gujarat police beat up photojournalist, charge him with looting and rioting "IndyWatch Feed World"

New Delhi, August 9, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a brutal attack on photojournalist Pravin Indrekar by police in the Indian state of Gujarat, and called on the state authorities to withdraw charges of looting and rioting that police filed against him....


New Trump Rule Would Give $2.5 Billion Tax Cut to Big Banks "IndyWatch Feed World"

As Wall Street banks continue to enjoy record profits thanks to President Donald Trumps $1.5 trillion tax scam, Trumps Treasury Departmentheaded by former Goldman Sachs executive Steve Mnuchinquietly moved to hand big banks yet another major gift on Wednesday by hiding a $2.5 billion tax cut in the fine print of an esoteric new rule proposal (pdf).

At first glance, the Trump administrations rule appeared to be little more than a mundane set of regulations aimed at providing owners of so-called pass-through businesses everything they need to comply with the Republican Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, as Reuters put it.

But Capital & Main journalist David Sirota decided to take the radical step of actually reading the proposal in its entirety, and he found that the White Houses rule also seeks to exclude banking from the financial services categorya move that would allow thousands of large banks to take advantage of the controversial tax cut for pass-through income included in Trumps tax bill.

As they were hashing out the details of their tax bill behind closed doors, Sirota notes, Republican lawmakers included a provision that prohibited businesses in the financial services sector from qualifying for the tax cut in an effort to counter assertions that the bill could enrich big banks.

But, at the direction of bank lobbyists, the Trump administrations new rule asserts that financial services dont include banking, thus allowing hundreds of banks operating as S corporationsas well as their owners[to] claim the tax cut, Sirota writes.


Israel Preparing For New War On Gaza "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Israeli military has threatened another full-scale military offensive in Gaza amid escalating tensions there. On Thursday the Israeli army said it that it had pounded more than 140 targets in Gaza strip belonging to [...]

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Acclaimed Venezuelan News Site Latest Victim in Facebook Censorship Spree "IndyWatch Feed World"

Facebook has removed the page of yet another media outlet. This time, its not a far right fringe network like Infowars, but Venezuela's only independent, grassroots leftwing English media platform, the outlet, Venezuela Analysis, noted on Twitter.


'Alien craft' discovered at the Bermuda Triangle using maps made by NASA astronaut "IndyWatch Feed World"

A treasure-hunter exploring the depths of the Bermuda Triangle using a secret map made by NASA astronaut Gordon Cooper in space has made a mysterious discovery which he claims may prove the region was visited by aliens. Explorer Darrell Miklos has been investigating more than 100 magnetic 'anomalies' using maps created in the 1960s by his friend and famed NASA astronaut Cooper to locate shipwrecks in the Caribbean. Many of Miklos' discoveries have been featured over two seasons of the Discovery Channel docu-series 'Cooper's Treasure.' However, the latest installment of the show includes an unexpected discovery at an undisclosed location near the Bahamas. Miklos had expected to find an ancient shipwreck but instead, the explorer said he found an astonishing structure unlike anything he had seen before. The 'unidentified submerged object' (USO) is huge, and has 15 long 15,300ft obtrusions extending from its side.


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Samsung pivots toward gamers with new Note 9 - Reuters "IndyWatch Feed World"

ReutersSamsung pivots toward gamers with new Note 9ReutersSamsung launched the Galaxy Note 9 'phablet' in New York on Thursday, hoping to rejuvenate flagging sales by luring gamers with better battery life, quick device cooling, and the first Android platform to offer the 'Fortnite' blockbuster video game.


"Emergency" Wireless Gateways Making Holes in Substantial Numbers Of USG Assets "IndyWatch Feed World"

A report investigating a Denial of Service botnet has revealed a substantial number of wireless gateways emplaced in emergency vehicles and around numerous USG infrasctructure sites that are full of holes (archived). These ready bake botnet nodes are embedded in networks as varied as airports, hydrogen refueling stations, and ambulance fleets. In addition to being recruited into producing poor internet weather, when installed in vehicles they can allow tracking the vehicle with sufficient resolution to guess what kind of vehicle: police, fire fighting, etc is ferrying around the vulnerable wireless gateway. Fixed installations of the vulnerable gateways has in several cases been documented as motivated by a desire to provision emergency access to the networks so compromised by the device's installaton.


Why the Attempt to Assassinate Maduro? "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Attempts to physically eliminate political leaders are made when imperialism finds machinated crises of different types are failing to unseat its enemy" concludes Farooque Chowdhury from Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Julian Assange Asked To Testify In Front Of Senate "IndyWatch Feed World"

The founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, has been asked to testify before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee as part of their Russia investigation, according to a letter signed by Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Mark Warner (D-VA) posted by the WikiLeaks Twitter account.

The letter was delivered to Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

As part of the inquiry, the Committee requests that you make yourself available for a closed interview with bipartisan Committee staff at a mutually agreeable time and location, the letter reads.

WikiLeaks says their legal team is considering the offer but testimony must conform to a high ethical standard, after which the whistleblower organization added a tweet linking to a list of 10 Democratic senators who demanded in late June that Assanges asylum be revoked in violation of international law.

Recently, Activist Post reported that The War Is On To Stop The Extradition Of Julian Assange and that Ecuador and Britain are in high-level discussions over Assanges situation, according to a report by the Sunday Times of London.

Assange has been arbitrarily detained according to the UN for nearly 6 years in the Ecuadorian embassy. Now Ecuador has expanded that arbitrary detainment to solitary confinement by forbidding Assange from any human contact including visitations, phone calls and barring his Internet usage all without Assange ever being convicted of a crime besides publishing documents exposing corruption and shedding light on the truth.

In March, Ecuador and its leader Lenn Moreno pulled the plug on Julian Assanges Internet connection. Then, Ecuador further demanded Assange remove a specific tweet...


UK Homeless Wearing Barcodes To Allow Them To Accept Online Payments "IndyWatch Feed World"

Some homeless people in the UK have been given barcodes to wear around their necks to allow them to accept donations given to them by passersby using their smartphones. The Oxford University-backed scheme is an [...]

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CPJ calls on Maldives to drop fine against opposition-aligned Raajje TV "IndyWatch Feed World"

New York, August 9, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Maldives authorities to withdraw fines against and stop targeting the opposition-aligned broadcaster Raajje TV. The Maldives Broadcasting Commission yesterday fined Raajje TV 2 million Maldivian rufiyaa (US$130,000)-- the largest amount it can impose-- for airing a politician's...


Do You Want to Know What the FISA Court Documents Reveal? Here They Are "IndyWatch Feed World"

Do You Want to Know What the FISA Court Documents Reveal? Here They Are | 08 Aug 2018 | The folks at Judicial Watch emailed me their latest "find" regarding the ongoing Russian investigation at the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA), which I think my readers may want to read...Here are 412 numbered pages from that release with more redactions than there are "nuggets of information."


The News Segment That Convinced Thousands That Spaghetti Grows on Trees "IndyWatch Feed World"

As of lately, there has been quite the fuss about fake news, and many focus on it in such a manner that you would believe that fake news is actually something new. However, if you look back throughout the ages, it becomes quite clear that the media has been lying for some time, and even gone as far as to convince thousands of people that spaghetti grows on trees.

While it might sound a bit outrageous, the BBC let out a video many years ago that had people thinking pasta really did grow on trees. After viewing plenty of people were actually calling in trying to find out where they could buy their own spaghetti tree. This aired back in 1957 and was easily one of the greatest jokes of all time. They aired a mere three-minute video that had everyone shocked and confused.

In this video, you can see farmers harvesting spaghetti noodles.  The farmers were working in pairs to remove the noodles from branches and allow them to sit in the sun to dry. Could you imagine seeing this on the news?

Quite convincing now, wasnt it? With host Jonathan Dimbleby adding to the authenticity it really does look quite real. According to History Channel, the segment was so convincing it even fooled the BBCs director general at the time who retold the story as part of de Jaegers obituary when he passed in 2000. That being said, it did piss off a lot of people. Wouldnt you be mad to find out that that awesome spaghetti tree you had been fawning over didnt actually exist?

The BBC actually still has a page on BBC nature devoted to the spaghetti tree. Yes, they decided it was so funny they should ensure the joke lives on. There is no denying the huge inside joke that the spaghetti tree is at this point.

Their website writes as follows in regards to the spaghetti tree and its importance:

Spaghetti trees are an important commercial crop plant and well-known example of where money almost literally grows on trees. Although they can be grown worldwide, the best quality and flavor comes from the mountainous Alpine regions of Switzerland and Italy. In the 1950s, after many years of dedicated breeding, the Alpine farmers enjoyed a spaghetti heyday, producing pasta of perfectly uniform size and taste. They had also all but eradicated the spaghetti weevil that had such a devastating effect on the crop in other areas.

What do you think about this? Would you have been fooled? I for one think it is slightly terrifying but st...


What Makes You Truly Beautiful, Based on Your Zodiac Sign "IndyWatch Feed World"

We are all beautiful in our own ways, externally and internally. While you might not have much good to say about yourself sometimes, those who care for you know your true colors.

Below I am going to go over each zodiac sign and all of their best traits. These are things that make you truly beautiful whether you can see it or not. There is beauty in so much, respect yourself and know that you are amazing.


You are a very determined person. You are beautiful because you are always honest and full of passion. Even in some of the worst situations, you stay where you need to be and get things done.


You are patient and stable. You are beautiful because you devote yourself to those you care for one hundred percent. Sure, you have a short temper sometimes but you are far more reliable than most other people.


You are gentle and curious. You are beautiful because you are so willing to learn. People love the fact that even when something is hard, you make it work. You really go above and beyond when it comes to letting things sink in.


You are emotional and very imaginative but in a good way. You are beautiful because of how deep your roots for loyalty run. You would never betray anyone that you truly cared for.


You are cheerful and funny. You are beautiful because of how creative and charming you are. You always come off as fun and full of life, and people are often drawn to this.


You are hardworking and quite practical. You are beautiful because you are one of the kindest signs there are. You would literally give the shirt off of your back if someone truly needed it.


You are overall quite fairminded and social. You are beautiful because you are someone that really gets along with everyone. You share things that most people dont know how to and you really open up in ways that many of us wouldnt know how to.


You are brave and passionate. You are beautiful because of your heart. You are a wonderful friend and are always there when someone needs you. You go out of your way to make sure everyone has what they need.


You are generous and people love that about you. You are beautiful because of your sense of humor. You always know when a good laugh is needed and can bring a smile to the face of just about anyone. You are really a great person to be around.


You are someone with great manners that love tradition. You are beautiful for many reasons but the biggest one is your tone. You com...


Israels IDF Sets New Annual Record for Killing Children in Palestine "IndyWatch Feed World"

GAZA CITY, PALESTINE The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have killed at least 35 Palestinian children, around 30 in Gaza and five in the occupied West Bank, making 2018 a record-breaking year for child fatalities in Palestine with nearly four months still to go. The NGO Defense for Children International Palestine (DCIP) determined the total number of casualties in a report published Monday.

Since the latest casualty figures were released, Israeli airstrikes in Gaza killed an 18-month-old along with her mother who was nine months pregnant, meaning casualty figures are only continuing to grow since the reports publication.

According to DCIP, this year has seen the number of Palestinian children killed by Israeli forces exceed the number for any single year within the past decade, outside of large-scale Israeli military offensives. The previous record was set in 2016, when the IDF killed 32 Palestinian children, mostly in the occupied West Bank.

Unsurprisingly, those figures are small compared to the number of Palestinian children that have been killed in past IDF offensives targeting Gaza, such as the 2014 conflict that led to the deaths of an estimated 504 children, comprising nearly a quarter of the total Palestinian death toll.

Ayed Abu Eqtaish, Accountability Program director at DCIP, said in a statement:

Israeli forces have operated with near complete impunity for so long that unlawful killings and other flagrant violations of international law have become the norm. Impunity combined with the rise in Israels use of live ammunition as a method of quelling demonstrators since 2014 means there is no legal mechanism that will halt this bloodshed.

Indeed, as Eqtaish hints, Israels use of live ammunition as a...


7 Surprising Statistics About Happy Couples That Will Turn Your World Upside Down "IndyWatch Feed World"

The quest for love and a lasting relationship is one that many Americans find themselves navigating, from the awkward first dates to the petty disagreements years later. However, are you really prepared to give your relationship its best shot?

While theres no guarantee that any one relationship is going to be happy and successful, understanding some of the trends in our society can help you to predict where your current connection is headed and whether there are steps you can take to improve your odds. The truth is that relationships are a lot of work, and we have to be willing to invest the time and energy if we want to make it last. Do you fight too much, or not fight enough? Are there habits either of you currently engage in that could be threatening your long-term happiness?

Here are 7 surprising statistics about love, romance, and happy couples:

#1 Healthy relationships mean youre going to fight, sometimes a lot.

The act of fighting in a relationship is often misunderstood. Contrary to the common belief that something must be wrong if you are fighting regularly, a Florida State University study revealed that the couples that report being happiest are those that having angry but honest conversations. This is an important step in working through disagreements or discovering what our partners either needs or doesnt appreciate in a relationship.

#2 Social media is driving a wedge in our relationships, especially if its one-sided.

Weve all seen that couple, out for a romantic dinner but unable to look past their phones long enough to actually see one another. Relationship experts warn that we, as a society, are allowing technology to drive a wedge between our relationships. In fact, therapists at the organization Relationships Ireland report that as many as 80% of the relationships they are working to save involve at least some level of concern with a partners overuse of technology.

#3 An early hook up may hurt your chances of a lasting connection.

There is nothing wrong with a one-night stand or a casual fling, however, if youre looking to find a solid, lasting relationship then researchers say you may want to avoid having sex too soon. A study conducted by Cornell University analyzed data from nearly 600 married or cohabitating couples, comparing their happiness at various stages of the relationship. They found that those who waited at least a month to have sex reported a higher level of happiness later in...


Opposition Lawmaker Borges Named in Drone Bombing Investigation, Arrest Warrant Issued "IndyWatch Feed World"

The ex-National Assembly president is currently living in Bogota, Colombia.


Court Orders Ban on Harmful Pesticide, Says EPA Violated Law "IndyWatch Feed World"

WASHINGTONA federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping the widely used pesticide chlorpyrifos (clor-PEER-i-fos) on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies brains.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to remove chlorpyrifos from sale in the United States within 60 days.

A coalition of farmworkers and environmental groups sued last year after then-EPA chief Scott Pruitt reversed an Obama-era effort to ban chlorpyrifos, which is widely sprayed on citrus fruits, apples and other crops. The attorneys general for several states joined the case against EPA, including California, New York and Massachusetts.

In a split decision, the court said Thursday that Pruitt, a Republican forced to resign earlier this summer amid ethics scandals, violated federal law by ignoring the conclusions of agency scientists that chlorpyrifos is harmful.

The panel held that there was no justification for the EPAs decision in its 2017 order to maintain a tolerance for chlorpyrifos in the face of scientific evidence that its residue on food causes neurodevelopmental damage to children, Appeals Court Judge Jed S. Rakoff wrote in the majoritys opinion.

EPA spokesman Michael Abboud said the agency was reviewing the decision. It could appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court.

Environmental groups and public health advocates hailed the courts action as a major victory.

Some things are too sacred to play politics with, and our kids top the list, said Erik Olson, senior director of health and food at the Natural Resources Defense Council. The court has made it clear that childrens health must come before powerful polluters. This is a victory for parents everywhere who want to feed their kids fruits and veggies without fear its harming their brains or poisoning communities.

Chlorpyrifos was created by Dow Chemical Co. in the 1960s. It remains among the most widely used agricultural pesticides in the United States, with the chemical giant selling about 5 million pounds domestically each year through its subsidiary Dow AgroSciences.

Dow did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment. In past statements, the company has contended the chemical helps American farmers feed the world with full respect for human health and the environment.

Chlorpyrifos belongs to a family of organophosphate pesticides that are chemically similar to a chemical warfare agent developed by Nazi Germany before World War II.

As a result of its wide use as a pesticide over the past four decades, traces of chlorpyrifos are commonly found in sources of drinking...


"Trumps Genius Hypothesis Revealed" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Trumps 'Genius Hypothesis' Revealed"
by Bill Bonner

POITOU, FRANCE "In a weekend tweet, the president of the United States of America made a stock market forecast. He said that prices will go up dramatically as he brings his Art of the Deal methods to international trade negotiations. Never before in the history of the nation has a president aided, abetted, and advised by thousands of the smartest people on the planet with almost unlimited research budgets tracking every detail and recording every conversation offered stock market forecasts.

Move over, Jim Cramer. And who needs Warren Buffett? And you can forget Ben Graham and Charles Dow, too. If POTUS doesnt know, who does? He went to the formerly prestigious Wharton School of Business and is like, a really smart person. Never before have Americans had such a stark and simple choice. Right-thinking patriots now know what to do: buy, buy, buy. This sucker is going up! As for the rest of us, we hedge our bets.


Blog: Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of August 6, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Journalist arrested Authorities in the southeastern city of Mardin on August 8 took Uur Akgl, a former reporter for the shuttered pro-Kurdish Dicle News Agency (DHA), into custody to serve his prison sentence of two years and six months after a court rejected his appeal, according to the pro-Kurdish...


Pence Outlines Plan for New Space Force by 2020 "IndyWatch Feed World"

WASHINGTONFaced with growing competition and threats from Russia and China, the White House on Thursday said it will create the U.S. Space Force as a sixth, separate military service by 2020.

Vice President Mike Pence told a Pentagon audience that the plan fulfills President Donald Trumps vow to ensure Americas dominance in space a domain that was once peaceful and uncontested that has now become crowded and adversarial.

Now the time has come to write the next great chapter in the history of our armed forces, to prepare for the next battlefield where Americas best and bravest will be called to deter and defeat a new generation of threats to our people, to our nation, said Pence. The time has come to establish the United States Space Force.

Trump marked Pences announcement with a tweet: Space Force all the way!

Trump has called for a separate but equal space force, a complicated and expensive move that requires congressional approval. On Thursday, Pence said that the administration will work with Congress on the plan, and will outline a budget next year.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has endorsed steps to reorganize the militarys space warfighting forces and create a new command, but has previously opposed launching a pricey, new service. A new branch of the military would require layers of bureaucracy, military and civilian leaders, uniforms, equipment and an expansive support structure.

The Pentagon proposal delivered to Congress Thursday lays out plans to consolidate the Pentagons warfighting space forces and make organizational changes to boost the acquisition and development of leading-edge technologies.

The Pentagons role in space has been under scrutiny because of a recognition that the United States is increasingly reliant on satellites that are difficult to protect in space. Satellites provide communications, navigation, intelligence and other services vital to the military and the economy.

The U.S. intelligence agencies reported earlier this year that Russia and China are pursuing nondestructive and destructive anti-satellite weapons for use during a future war. And there are growing worries about cyberattacks that could target satellite technology, potentially leaving troops in combat without electronic communications or navigation abilities.


Jatras: US State Dept sanctions against Russia aimed to undercut Trump "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US State Department decision to blame Russia for the poisoning of Sergei Skripal without any evidence amounts to "flicking matches in a gasoline-filled room," former US diplomat Jim Jatras told RT. The announcement of sanctions on Wednesday came despite the fact that the US is entirely aware that Russia was not responsible for the poisoning of Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, UK in March, he said. "This is a political demand... this is designed to undercut the overtures from the Trump administration for President Trump directly and also Senator Rand Paul - now in Moscow - to warm relations with Russia." Former Pentagon official Michael Maloof echoed that sentiment, telling RT that "you have Donald Trump's foreign policy and you now have the Trump administration's foreign policy." He added that the sanctions are being orchestrated by the deep state to "make the president look bad and basically to corner him." Both spoke to RT about Moscow's impossible position when it comes to its non-existent role in the Skripal poisoning. "How do they prove a negative?" Maloof asked.


Missouri couple caged their 4 adopted children in tiny cells; had custom-made prison uniforms for them "IndyWatch Feed World"

A couple in Missouri has been arrested and charged with child endangerment and kidnapping, for confining four children in inhumane conditions inside specially built, windowless cells that were boarded-up with plywood. Laura Cheatham, 38, and Daryl J. Head, 38, were detained by deputies of the St. Francois County Sheriff's Department, who responded to an anonymous tip on Tuesday of possible child mistreatment in a Farmington home in the state of Missouri. When police officers and Children's Division worker arrived at the residence, Head seemed reluctant to welcome the unexpected visitors and held the inspectors waiting at the door. In the meantime, Cheatham was witnessed unscrewing plywood from small rooms to release three girls and one boy, ages 5-12. After gaining access to the house, authorities and the social worker discovered that the couple had modified two of the bedrooms on the main floor into four tiny "specially constructed" spaces that were "smaller than a jail cell," with no lighting, no water access, and no toilet facilities.


Peskov: Sanctioning Russia for false link to UK poisonings is 'unacceptable and unlawful' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of Russian President Vladimir Putin, says the use of a Russian link to recent UK poisoning incidents to justify fresh US sanctions against the Kremlin is a violation of international law. "In general, of course it's necessary to say that we consider it categorically unacceptable that the new restrictions, that we continue to consider unlawful, are associated with the Salisbury case," Peskov said in his Thursday interview with reporters. "The association with these events is unacceptable for us. And we are convinced that such restrictions, together with the ones that the American side has imposed preemptively, are totally unlawful and contradict international law." "Russia does not have, and it has never had, anything to do with chemical weapons' use, this is out of question. Moreover, we cannot confidently discuss what was used in Great Britain and how it was used because we have no information whatsoever. We have received no answers to our proposal to the British side to hold joint investigation into this incident that causes serious concern on our part," the Kremlin official added. Peskov told reporters that he considered any speculation about the effect of sanctions on the Russian financial system unwarranted, because this financial system was very stable. He noted that this stability had been proven in previous standoffs and that the Russian authorities had taken deliberate measures to make the country's finances capable of withstanding the unpredictable behavior of "partners across the ocean." He stressed that it was difficult to reconcile the latest unfriendly actions by the US with the atmosphere established during the recent summit between US President Donald Trump and Putin in Helsinki.


Is Saudi Arabia acting independently or doing US bidding by sanctioning Canada? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Saudi Arabia's sovereignty-supporting sanctions against Canada in response to Ottawa's criticism of the Kingdom's internal affairs are grossly hypocritical but nevertheless in defense of objectively valid principles, though it needs to be considered whether Riyadh's acting independently in this respect or doing so at Washington's urging in order to pile economic pressure on Canada during Trudeau's NAFTA renegotiations with Trump. Background Basics Saudi Arabia surprised most observers by reacting in a disproportionately fierce manner to Canada's criticism of its recent arrest of a women's rights activist last week. The latest developments in this fast-moving spat are that the Kingdom expelled the Canadian Ambassador and ordered all of its students in the North American country to leave as soon as possible, announcing that the government will no longer fund their studies there. It will also stop its medical treatment programs in the country and freeze all trade and investment deals with it as well. Furthermore, Riyadh will halt its purchase of wheat and barley products from the agricultural powerhouse and will suspend all flights to and from Toronto next week. There's also a looming chance that Saudi Arabia might stop selling oil to Canada, too, and that a massive $11,5 billion arms deal between the two will also be jeopardized. Sovereignty Double Standards Riyadh justified its moves in an uncharacteristically harsh response that slammed Canada's "blatant interference in the Kingdom's domestic affairs, against basic international norms and all international protocol" that attempts to "meddle with Saudi sovereignty". The official condemnation of Ottawa's actions also said that Saudi Arabia "categorically rejects any intervention in its domestic affairs and internal relations with its citizens".


Russia backs Riyadh in Canadian dispute over jailed rights activists "IndyWatch Feed World"

Russia, on August 8, came out in support of Saudi Arabia in its dispute with Canada over Riyadh's arrest of women's rights activists, saying it is "unacceptable" for Ottawa to lecture the kingdom on human rights. Saudi Arabia froze new trade and investment with Canada and expelled the Canadian ambassador this week after Canada publicly called for the release of arrested human rights activists. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on August 8 that human rights should be promoted, but with respect for specific national customs and traditions. "We believe that Saudi Arabia, having embarked on a path of large-scale social and economic reforms, fully has the sovereign right to decide how to move forward in this important area. We have always said that the politicization of human rights matters is unacceptable," Zakharova said. "What one probably needs in this situation is constructive advice and assistance rather than criticism from a 'moral superior.'" The Saudis have announced an array of sanctions against Canada, from suspending all flights to and from Toronto, to ordering home over 15,000 Saudi students studying in Canada.


Near half of Republicans: Trump should be allowed to close media outlets that are the 'enemy of the people' "IndyWatch Feed World"

President Trump's attacks on the media, whom he dubbed "enemies of the people," have struck a chord with supporters. A new poll found that 43 percent of Republicans want to give him the power to shut down certain news outlets. Public trust in the press has diminished since the days of Woodward and Bernstein, falling by 30 percentage points since the late 1970s. While an overwhelming majority of Americans surveyed by Ipsos agreed that the concept of a free press is essential for democracy, many are unhappy with how the press behaves in reality. Less than half of Americans surveyed believe that news outlets strive for honest reporting. Only 29 percent of Republicans believe in the honesty of the media, and 80 percent believe the press treats President Trump unfairly. Their concerns are shared by Trump, who regularly bashes the "fake news" media for dishonest reporting. Trump reserves much of his scorn for CNN, snubbing its journalists at press conferences and poking fun at its declining ratings on Twitter.


Why the US won't sanction Venezuela's oil "IndyWatch Feed World"

Over the past year, the US has imposed increasingly restrictive sanctions on Venezuela's finances and debt issuance as Nicolas Maduro continues to tighten his grip over the collapsing Venezuelan state. Yet, despite expectations that the US would slap direct sanctions on Venezuela's oil industry, Washington appears reluctant to go any further. The word out of Washington is that the United States is no longer looking at sanctioning Venezuela's oil industry, and not just because Venezuelan oil accounts for a large part of the imports of the refiners on the Gulf Coast. The US Administration doesn't want to be responsible for the total collapse of Venezuela, and doesn't want to be blamed for contributing to it, analysts told Platts's Brian Scheid. "If you break it, you buy it," George David Banks, a former international energy and environment adviser to US President Donald Trump, told Platts. "The White House doesn't want to own this crisis."


Atlanta school abolishes Pledge of Allegiance, claims it is not 'inclusive' "IndyWatch Feed World"

An Atlanta charter school will no longer recite the pledge of allegiance before class in the morning, as staff feel it does not contribute to "a fully inclusive and connected community." "Over the past couple of years it has become increasingly obvious that more and more of our community were choosing to not stand and/or recite the pledge," Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School president Lara Zelski said on Tuesday. Now, students who choose to do so will be allowed to recite the pledge at a point later in the day, while the staff and students work together to create a new school pledge that "will focus on students' civic responsibility to their school family, community, country and our global society." The mantra "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all" was written in 1892, and adopted by Congress as its pledge in 1942. The words "under God" were added to the pledge in 1954, as the US stood in opposition to the 'Godless' communism of the Soviet Union.


Amur falcons in India report "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 17 April 2017 Conservation India video says about itself:

The Race to Save the Amur Falcon

In a world where conservation problems usually go from bad to worse, the campaign to save the Amur falcon serves as a beacon of hope. I was so inspired by this story that I wanted to share it with the rest of the world, says the filmmaker, Shekar Dattatri.

Around a remote reservoir in Indias far northeast, a small team of conservationists discovered something that was both enthralling and alarming. During a biodiversity survey in the winter of 2012, they stumbled upon vast flocks of Amur falcons, the likes of which they had never seen before.

At the same time, they also witnessed local hunters capture and slaughter tens of thousands of the little raptors for consumption and sale. When the horrific story first broke on Conservation India, a frontline partner in the campaign, it caused shock and dismay among conservationists around the world.

Fortunately, thanks to close cooperation between NGOs, local authorities and the local community, the falcons were granted a reprieve, and now enjoy a safe passage through Nagaland during their incredible migration from Russia and China to South Africa. We are inundated with bad news every day, which makes it even more important that we document and share success stories, says the filmmaker.

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA today:

One Hundred Thousand Falcons Filled the Sky

Join acclaimed author Scott Weidensaul on a journey to northeastern India, where migrating Amur Falcons can be so numerous their flocks look like galaxies in the sky. So abundant that they were once hunted for food, these kestrel-sized raptors are now fueling a nascent ecotourism industry in remote...


Former Russian DM Ivanov: Condoleezza Rice told me Saakashvili was 'off leash' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Condoleezza Rice, who served as US State Secretary in 2008, admitted that the then-president of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili, was 'off the leash' after Tbilisi attacked South Ossetia, a former Russian defence minister has said. Any impartial observer would understand that the Georgian operation in South Ossetia was solely "the gamble of Saakashvili," Sergey Ivanov who served as Defence Minister until 2007 told the Kommersant newspaper. August 8th marks ten years since Georgian troops launched an attack on South Ossetia, subjecting its capital Tskhinval to indiscriminate shelling. On the day, which coincided with the opening ceremony of 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Russian peacekeepers, stationed in the area to monitor the ceasefire, and Russian citizens were killed. It prompted Moscow to respond with military force. Saakashvili insisted - and insists today - that the attack was a pre-emptive strike to prevent a Russian invasion of Georgia.


Alex Jones content that prompted bans vanishes from Twitter "IndyWatch Feed World"

The posts were deleted shortly after a CNN report, but the platform said it hadnt yet made a decision on the offending tweets.

CNN on Wednesday took a close look at the video in the Alex Jones/InfoWars Twitter accounts and found some of the same hateful video that got the conspiracy theorist banned on Facebook and YouTube. Within an hour, the content had been deletedbut not by Twitter, according to the company.

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Todays Medical Doctors Get Virtually Zero Nutrition Instruction in Medical School a Steep Price to Pay for Most of Their Patients "IndyWatch Feed World"

One hundred years ago, in 1918, American doctors attended substandard medical schools and earned less than $2,500 on average per year. Morphine and heroin were all available over the counter at local corner drugstores. The best medical help you could find came from skilled mid-wives, herbalists, and American Indians. Most doctors made house calls regularly. Natural remedies were abundant, inexpensive, effective, and caused nearly zero side effects. What happened?

Physicians in America joined forces and formed an insidious racketeering alliance called the American Medical Association, and began labeling anyone who did not use chemicals for medicine as quacks. The incorporated AMA was a prestigious organization founded on only patentable lab-made concoctions, and there would be plenty of money to go around. The AMA quickly gained power in the United States and nutrition education was quickly removed from all medical schools (bar a few classes just for justification and bragging rights). Vitamins and minerals were no longer part of the Western School of Medicine.

The main focus of U.S. medicine would now become addressing only symptoms and pain relief, but never trying to cure or prevent anything. Come to find out, chemical medicine exacerbates sicknesses, so the AMA Ponzi scheme was a well-planned secretive cash machine for elite physicians who were tired of earning only a few thousand dollars a year.

Processed food and chemical medicine the ultimate formula for cancer, heart disease, dementia, and diabetes

Mother Nature offers a natural remedy for nearly every sickness and disease on the planet, but the chronic ingestion of synthetics and chemical-laced food and medicines are so overwhelming and taxing to the human cleansing organs, that U.S. doctors knew, even back then, Americans were heading down a steep health decline that would drive them all to seek immediate relief and hope for a quick fix. Then came ultra-expensive surgeries, chemotherapy, vaccines, radiation, diagnostic testing, and experimental pharmaceuticals.

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Toxic Lake: The Untold Story of Lake Okeechobee "IndyWatch Feed World"

Thank you so much to Erin Brockovich for bringing this to our attention. Weve been talking a lot about this issue and will continue to until our elected officials start taking this problem and all of us, seriously. RELATED STORY: ABC: Dangerous bacteria: Vibro Vulnificus in Florida ocean hospitalizes 13, kills 3 870,000 gallons of []

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Study Reveals That Sleeping More Than 8 Hours Increases Your Risk of An Early Death "IndyWatch Feed World"

Weve all heard that a good nights sleep is important for your health and well-being, but did you know that you may be getting too much sleep? Researchers warn that sleeping more than 8 hours per night may be doing more harm than good.

The National Sleep Foundation recommends that the average adult should get between 7 to 9 hours of sleep in order to be well rested and allow the body to function optimally. This time is necessary with our busy schedules as it allows your body, including your brain, the opportunity to relax and recover from the day.

A new study, however, warns that the right amount of sleep is crucial in order to optimize our health and well-being. Analyzing the sleeping habits of over 1 million participants, and comparing them to their current state of health, researchers found that sleep had a direct impact. In fact, those who slept eight hours or more, and those who sleep less than four hours, were found to have a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular problems and premature death.

The study was led by researchers from Keele University in conjunction with researchers from the University of Manchester, the University of Leeds and the University of East Anglia. The team analyzed data and information from a total of 74 different studies, specifically looking for a correlation between sleep quality and duration and the risk of cardiovascular disease and death. Their findings highlight the important role that sleep plays in our lives.

Sleep affects everyone. The amount and quality of our sleep is complex, explained the studys lead researcher Chun Shing. There are cultural, social, psychological, behavioral, pathophysiological and environmental i......


Devin Nunes Admits Desire to Undermine Mueller Probe in Recording "IndyWatch Feed World"

In a newly released recording of Rep. Devin Nunes at a recent GOP fundraiser, the California Republican made explicit what many have long suspected regarding his actions toward special counsel Robert Muellers Russia probe: He views his main task not as getting to the truth or fighting for justice but as protecting President Donald Trump.

The audio was first released Wednesday night on MSNBCs The Rachel Maddow Show. Maddow said it was provided to her by the progressive group Fuse Washington, which bought a ticket to the fundraising event.

Speaking on the topic of the probe, Nunes said in the recording: If Sessions wont un-recuse and Mueller wont clear the president, were the only ones which is really the danger. Thats why I keep and thank you for saying it, by the way  I mean, we have to keep all these seats.

In other words, he believes the president will be in real danger if Republicans lose control of Congress next year, which would mean Nunes would lose control of the House Intelligence Committee that he chairs. Without that authority, the GOP would have much less power to hamper the Justice Departments work, as Nunes has repeatedly tried to do.

It is clear that he intends to undermine the investigation because he lists keeping control of the House as an alternative to Attorney General Jeff Sessions who is recused from the investigation and all related matters on the advice of ethics experts taking control of the probe or to Mueller finding the president to be innocent.

It apparently isnt a consideration among him and his colleagues that their role in Congress is not to protect the president but to be a check on his power.

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is supposed to be an impartial investigator who follows the facts wherever they may lead, said cybersecurity reporter Eric Geller on Twitter in response to the recording.

Its also worth noting that Mueller and Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein, who currently oversees the investigation, are both Republicans who were highly respected across the board prior to the start of the investigation. Rosenstein was, in fact, appointed to his position by Trump himself.


Massive Rogue Planet Discovered Just Outside of Our Solar System, And It Is 12X Larger than Jupiter "IndyWatch Feed World"

We have been finding some interesting things in space over the past few years, but this is something we would not have expected. A study on a rogue planet has been released and the things surrounding it are quite peculiar.

This rogue planet has a very interesting and currently unexplainable glow to it. It hides just beyond our solar system at the moment and is easily twelve times bigger than Jupiter. While we dont know much about currently, we hope to learn more very soon. This planet is the first object of its kind to be spotted using a radio telescope and many are quite shocked at its presence. According to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, it is a surprisingly strong magnetic powerhouse and not accompanied by any kind of parent star.

The NRAO wrote as follows in regards on their website:

This object is right at the boundary between a planet and a brown dwarf, or a failed star, and is giving us some surprises that can potentially help us understand magnetic processes on both stars and planets. Said Melodie Kao, who led this study while a graduate student at Caltech and is now a Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow at Arizona State University.

Brown dwarfs are objects too massive to be considered planets, yet not massive enough to sustain nuclear fusion of hydrogen in their cores the process that powers stars. Theorists suggested in the 1960s that such objects would exist, but the first one was not discovered until 1995. They originally were thought to not emit radio waves, but in 2001 a VLA discovery of radio flaring in one revealed strong magnetic activity.

Subsequent observations showed that some brown dwarfs have strong auroras, similar to those seen in our own Solar Systems giant planets. The auroras seen on Earth are caused by our planets magnetic field interacting with the solar wind. However, solitary brown dwarfs do not have a solar wind from a nearby star to interact with. How the auroras are caused in brown dwarfs is unclear, but the scientists think one possibility is an orbiting planet or moon interacting with the brown dwarfs magnetic field, such as what happens between Jupiter and its moon Io.

The strange object in the latest study, called SIMP J01365663+0933473, has a magnetic field more than 200 times stronger than Jupiters. The object was originally detected in 2016 as one of five brown dwarfs the scientists studied with the VLA to gain new knowledge about magnetic fields and the mechanisms by which some of the coolest such objects can produce strong radio emission. Brown dwarf masses are notoriously difficult to...


Germany arrests Jordanian intelligence agent "IndyWatch Feed World"

Authorities in Germany announced yesterday the arrest of a German national who is accused of spying on a central German mosque on behalf of Jordan, according to media reports. The man was reportedly arrested on Tuesday at an unknown location by officers of Germanys domestic intelligence agency, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV). In a press statement, the agency said the man is a 33-year-old German national named Alexander B.. German privacy rules forbid the public identification of crime suspects prior to their conviction in a court of law.

According to the public statement issued by the BfV, the 33-year-old man is believed to have worked for a Jordanian intelligence agency most likely the Jordanian General Intelligence Department, or GID, which is a branch of the Jordanian Armed Forces since at least 2016. He is accused of having infiltrated a Sunni mosque in the central German city of Hildesheim, located 20 miles southeast of Hanover in Germanys Lower Saxony region. His mission, according to the BfV, was to keep tabs on mosque goers who expressed support for the ideology of the Islamic State, and might even consider traveling to the Middle East to join the radical group. The alleged Jordanian intelligence operative was also tasked with reporting on news reaching the mosque from those of its members who had already gone to the Middle East and joined the Islamic State.

Last year, German authorities closed down the Hildesheim mosque, known in German as Deutschsprachiger Islamkreis Hildesheim e. V. (DIK), and arrested its imam, Ahmad Abdulaziz Abdullah A., known as Abu Walaa. The Iraqi-born imam was charged with supporting a foreign terrorist organization by actively recruiting young Muslims on behalf of the Islamic State. The mosque has since remained closed, because authorities believe that it had become a beehive of fundamentalist activity.

Jordan is one of the Middle Easts most liberal states and has been targeted repeatedly by the Islamic State, which views its leadership as pro-Western. However, it appears that Alexander B. was spying on the Hildesheim mosque therefore on German soil without having informed the host country of his activities. The government of Jordan has not commented on his arrest.



7 Signs It Is Time to Cut Ties With the Toxic Family Members In Your Life "IndyWatch Feed World"

Many of us consider our families to be dysfunctional on some level, but have you ever considered a family member to be toxic? When you think about it, with the number of toxic individuals in the world today, it only makes sense that we have at least one of these bad seeds in our bloodline.

Toxic people come in all shapes and sizes. They can be strangers, friends, or even family members. Just because someone has been in your life since you were born doesnt mean they have your best interests in mind or that they should be apart of your future. Family members can be amazing support groups but if youre putting your trust in the wrong family members, things will go south fast.

If the people who are supposed to be building you up are tearing you down you dont have to keep them around. You dont owe anyone anything. If theyre hurting your wellbeing, you should cut ties regardless of who they are. Sometimes cutting ties is painful and really sucks but in the long run, if it puts you in a better place, its worth it. Below I am going to go over some of the signs that a person in your family might be toxic. If these signs are present, dont waste any more of your time.

7 Signs You Should Be Cutting Out A Toxic Family Member:

1. They arent there when you need them.

You might be there when they need you but when you need them these people are nowhere to be found. They leave you to face all your problems on your own but get mad if you try to do the same to them. No matter how bad off you are, they will not be there to help you stay afloat.

2. You have to watch what you say around them.

You have to walk on eggshells when it comes to being around this person. They make you feel like if you say one wrong thing or make a mistake you will be attacked for it. Nothing you do is ever right in their eyes even if youre doing your best.

3. You feel like nothing you do is ever good enough for them.

You do a lot for them and you try your best but your best is never good enough. They always want more and will go out of their way to make you feel bad. You are always being pushed through the washer and left out to dry.

4. They make you feel insecure.

They prey on you like you are a sickly calf. They make you feel more insecure about the things you dont like about yourself and they do it on purpose. They want to break you down so they will feel better themselves.

5. You dont hear from them unless they need something.

They sometimes dont come around much at all. For the most part, you only hear from/see them when t...


US-Backed Coalition Just Slaughtered Dozens of Children Under 10-Years-Old by Bombing a Bus Full of Kids "IndyWatch Feed World"

By John Vibes Through multiple Democratic and Republican presidential administrations, of Bush, Obama, and Trump, the United States military has been on a steady march...


Breakingviews TV: M&A pushback - Reuters "IndyWatch Feed World"

ReutersBreakingviews TV: M&A pushbackReutersRite Aid and Albertsons called off their tie-up after shareholders revolted. Sinclair falling foul of watchdogs prompted Tribune to nix a sale. Antony Currie and Lauren Silva Laughlin explain how these are welcome pushbacks at the frothier end of a ...and more 


Volcano in Chile erupts as chairlift carries skiers to mountain's peak "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Chilean volcano Nevados de Chillan spewed plumes of dark smoke near a popular skifield on Wednesday, as helpless skiers being carried to the volcano's summit watched the eruption.


Israel Is The Real Problem "IndyWatch Feed World"

Elite power cannot abide a serious challenge to its established position. And that is what Labour under Jeremy Corbyn represents to the Tory government, the corporate, financial and banking sectors, and the mainstream media. The manufactured antisemitism crisis is the last throw of the dice for those desperate to prevent a progressive politician taking power in the UK: someone who supports Palestinians and genuine peace in the Middle East, a strong National Health Service and a secure Welfare State, a properly-funded education system, and an economy in which people matter; someone who rejects endless war and complicity with oppressive, war criminal allies, such as the United States, Saudi Arabia and Israel.

In a thoroughly-researched article, writer and academic Gavin Lewis has mapped a deliberate pro-Israel campaign to create a moral panic around the issue of antisemitism. The strategy can be traced all the way back to the horrendous Israeli bombardment of Gaza in the summer of 2014. A UN report estimated that 2,252 Palestinians were killed, around 65 per cent of them civilians. The death toll included 551 children. There was global public revulsion at Israels war crimes and empathy with their Palestinian victims. Support rose for the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement (BDS) which campaigns to end international support for Israels oppression of Palestinians and pressure Israel to comply with international law.

As Lewis observes, BDS came to be regarded more and more as a strategic threat by Israel, and a campaign was initiated in which Israel and its supporters would be presented as the worlds real victims. In the UK, the Campaign Against Antisemitism was established during the final month of Israels 2014 bombardment of Gaza. Pro-Israel pressure groups began to bombard media organisations with supposed statistics about an antisemitism crisis, with few news organisations scrutinising the claims.

In particular, as we noted in a...


Asbestos found in childrens crayons, consumer group finds "IndyWatch Feed World"

Its back to school time for kids all over the country but even if your kids arent quite ready to go back, its still time to buy school supplies. However, parents of elementary school kids take note: Playskool crayons, the brand sold at Dollar Tree, have been found to have trace elements of asbestos. (A []

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"Only One Rule..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

Theres only one rule that I know of, babies- 
God damn it, youve got to be kind.
- Kurt Vonnegut

Man shows inhumanity to Man. Its axiomatic of our existence. Its the story of our past, its the story of our present, and it will very likely be the story of our future. Indeed, its a story thats reinforced every day, whether were watching the evening news or the latest entry in the Saw series. However, our history is also littered with awe-inspiring examples of men and women showing incredible compassion in the face of unspeakable evil and insurmountable odds. Every story of tragedy has a story of heroism to go with it. For every Holocaust theres a Schindler. Vonneguts words, spoken so simply, are nonetheless laced with considerable profundity. The imperative to be kind to one another may seem obvious, but part of being human means that both the right thing and the wrong thing are forever at arms reach. It doesnt hurt to be reminded every now and then which one we should choose.

- Stephen H. Segal, Geek Wisdom


3,400yo Bronze Age citadel, three times larger than Troy unearthed in Romania "IndyWatch Feed World"

The "Old Citadel" (Cetatea Veche), as the archaeologists called it, was unearthed on the territory of Sntana, a town in Arad county. The first excavations were made there in 2009 but the team of German and Romanian archaeologists has intensified the research in the last two years, revealing the huge discovery. Rdiger Krause, professor at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, and Romanian professor Florin Gogltan, from the Institute of Archaeology and History of Art of the Romanian Academy in Cluj-Napoca, came to the conclusion that the "Old Citadel" in Sntana was built in the 14th century BC, about 3,400 years ago. The citadel in Sntana is one of the largest fortifications built during the mentioned period. Our purpose is to find out why this fortification was made, why this construction was needed," the German professor said.


MH 370 co-pilot switched on his mobile phone for a full 30 minutes after plane turned ! "IndyWatch Feed World"

France starts new MH 370 probe, after the official report failed to work out what really happened!!

by Konstantin Sokolov


For a full 30 minutes the co-pilot sat on the flight deck of the doomed Boeing 777 with his mobile switched on! That is against Aviation rule number 1 doesnt anybody find this suspicious? France has announced it will re-open its investigation into the doomed airliner and its missing passengers.

Investigators reveal MH370 co-pilot tried to make a call from his mobile phone after the aircraft vanished but was abruptly cut off as U.S. deny reports the plane landed at their remote military base.

  • Flight MH 370 just disappeared  with 239 people on board!



Does the Rainbow Connection Involve Some Sort of Freaky Hypnagogic Dream Channeling? Apparently So. "IndyWatch Feed World"

This week in weird esoteric references in pop culture: You know that thing where youve had a couple drinks and your wife insists on listening to The Rainbow Connection even though youre... The post Does the Rainbow Connection Involve Some Sort of Freaky Hypnagogic Dream Channeling? Apparently So. appeared first on disinformation.

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Trumps Immigrant Welfare Ban Would Save Taxpayers $1600 Each Year Per Immigrant "IndyWatch Feed World"

President Trumps ban on allowing welfare-dependent legal immigrants to resettle permanently in the United States would likely be a $57.4 billion tax cut for Americans saving American taxpayers about $1,600 each year per immigrant. The [...]

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Texas: Grandmother Shoots Masturbating Bicyclist Trying To Enter Her House "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Texas grandmother shot a man outside of her home in Houstons south side after he exposed himself to her and her 14-year-old granddaughter and tried to force his way inside their home, according to [...]

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Lets All Move to Taxlandia! #PropagandaWatch "IndyWatch Feed World"

By corbettreport So how much taxation is too much? And how much is too little? And how much is juuuuuust right? Dont worry if you...


Comcast considers a streaming service that will pay you to watch "IndyWatch Feed World"

A report emerges that Comcast is considering a novel approach to trying to catch up in the streaming wars

The strategy behind online video services is expanding to marketing ploy. According to a report in The Information, Comcasts NBCUniversal is considering launching a streaming service that would pay viewers to watch episodes of NBCU TV shows and web seriesthough none of the shows would be exclusive to the service. 

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A Short History of the 20th Century: Bolsheviks Robbed Russia of What Would Have Been 'The Russian Century' "IndyWatch Feed World"

This is essentially a short history of the 20th century from the point of view of HBD realism and the maxim that "population is power." This century turned out to be an "American Century." But it wasn't obvious that it was going to be that way - while the United States was almost predestined to play a primary role, several other countries - primarily, Germany and Russia - had the potential to emerge as true peer competitors. And China took a surprisingly long time to emerge out of its slumber. Why did things turn out the way they did?


Man arrested at 'extremist Muslim' New Mexico compound was training kids to commit school shootings - documents "IndyWatch Feed World"

Man arrested at 'extremist Muslim' New Mexico compound was training kids to commit school shootings - documents | 09 Aug 2018 | The father of a missing 3-year-old who was arrested at a New Mexico compound linked to "extremist Muslims" last week was training children to commit school shootings, court documents filed on Wednesday revealed. Prosecutors allege Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 39, was conducting weapons training on the compound, where 11 children were found hungry and living in squalor. They asked Wahhaj, who appeared in court on Wednesday, be held without bail.


MLB And NFL Fans Submit Their Faces And Fingerprints To Buy Food, Beer And Tickets "IndyWatch Feed World"

By MassPrivateI If you still value your privacy, I urge you to stay away from major league sporting events. Yesterday, CLEAR biometrics announced that they...


Tribune Media terminates Sinclair deal - Reuters "IndyWatch Feed World"

ReutersTribune Media terminates Sinclair dealReutersTribune Media killed a $3.9 billion deal to be acquired by Sinclair sued the company for breach of contract after regulators objected to the deal that was supported by U.S. President Donald Trump. Roselle Chen reports. Hide Transcript. View ...


Was the modern concept of 'fake news' born during the Georgia-South Ossetia war a decade ago? "IndyWatch Feed World"

An EU-sponsored report found that Georgia, not Russia, started the 2008 conflict, which kicked off after Tbilisi attacked South Ossetia. Nevertheless, much of the Western media and political classes hold Moscow responsible. This week marks a decade since arguably the first social media war. It began when the Washington-backed former president of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili ordered an attack on South Ossetia - the region which had declared independence from Georgia in the early '90s. Russian peacekeeping troops had been stationed there since around 1,000 lives were lost in fighting between 1991 and 1992. That period had seen ethnic cleansing on both sides, with Georgians torching entire Ossetian villages and houses occupied by Georgians looted and burned down, according to Human Rights Watch. At the time, the new social media platforms were generally regarded as harmless, fun and frivolous tools, with their downsides not really understood. And the initial reaction to the conflict echoed this perception. Indeed, a famous viral comment saw one user ask (with apologies to the English language): "I live in georegia but i dont see rusia no where not even sound but they says theres tanks should i be worrie." At the same time, on Facebook, widely-shared posts saw amateur comedians wondering if they should flee Atlanta before the Russians arrived.


Bizarre X-Ray Shows Woman Has Pieces of Gold In Her Hands "IndyWatch Feed World"

A womans hands glowed with gold fragments in X-rays, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine. But she was not some kind of medical marvel the woman had been using the practice of gold-thread acupuncture for a number of years. The glowing filaments in her hand are pieces of gold []


The British King Whose Corpse Exploded During His Funeral "IndyWatch Feed World"

William the Conquerer was an unlikely king who reigned brutally and met an equally brutal end. Born out of wedlock circa 1028 to Robert I, the Duke of Normandy, and Herleva, who is traditionally described as a tanners daughter, he was commonly referred to as William the Bastard in his youth. When he was 8, Williams father died, []


Whos Paying For LeBron James New I Promise School? "IndyWatch Feed World"

You wouldnt know from all the national coverage that LeBron James isnt paying for everything at his new I Promise School in Akron. Hes paying for part of it. A good part of it. But its also a public school within the Akron school district, which means that taxpayers will pay for the bulk of the costs. The []


Democratic Socialist Rashida Tlaib Poised To Become First Palestinian-American Congresswoman "IndyWatch Feed World"

I think if more members of Congress actually knew the realities of war and regime change, they wouldnt be so callous about dropping bombs in distant countries, the candidate says, describing her foreign policy


Freemasons To Allow Women To Be Members But Only If They First Joined As Men "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Freemasons will allow women to be members for the first time in their history, but only if they were men at the time of joining. The secretive group released a report on its gender reassignment policy which also said that women who had transitioned to men would also be allowed to join. After consulting a judge, the organisation warned that expelling []


Flood, landslips kill 22 across Kerala, India "IndyWatch Feed World"

At least 20 people lost their life due to heavy rain and landslides in Kerala today. The state is hit by heavy rains and the rivers are flowing above the danger mark at many dams. As part of precautionary measure the arrival operations at the Cochin International Airport have also been stopped. According to reports flood gates of 22 dams have also been opened and warning have been issued in several districts. Here are all the live updates from Kerala: * As many as 20 people have died across the state.10 people were killed in landslides in Idukki, five in Malappuram, two in Kannur and one in Wayanad district. Three persons are missing -- one each in Wayanad, Palakkad and Kozhikode districts. * Floodgates of as many as 22 dams have been opened in the state as the rivers are flowing above the danger mark. * Idukki dam gates in Kerala were opened after 26 years today at 12:30 pm following rising water levels due to heavy rains in the district. With the water rising quickly, a high-level meeting with the CM Pinarayi Vijayan has decided to open the shutters on a trial run basis


"Today Is Mine..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

Today is mine. It is unique.
Nobody in the world has one exactly like it.
It holds the sum of all my past experiences and all my future potential.
I can fill it with joyous moments or ruin it with fruitless worry.
If painful recollections of the past come into my mind, 
or frightening thoughts of the future, I can put them away.
They cannot spoil today for me.

- Alcoholics Anonymous


Backfire? Infowars claims 5.6M new subscribers in wake of social media purge "IndyWatch Feed World"

In the battle to have Alex Jones and Infowars purged from social media, it's not obvious who won. Jones' critics are celebrating because he's been deplatformed, while he claims to have 5.6 million extra subscribers as a result. Jones and his right-wing conspiracy platform, Infowars, have been wiped off YouTube, Facebook, Apple, LinkedIn, Spotify, Stitcher, and Pinterest, among others. The big beasts of social media who constantly insist they are independent, appeared to work in a coordinated way to censor the bizarre but undeniably popular conspiracy theorist. "Infowars has had the highest traffic it's ever had - 5.6 million new subscribers in the past 48 hours - and so has my radio show,"Jones told the Daily Mail, referring to his newsletter and podcast. Social media platforms risk creating the right-wing answer to Star Wars' Obi Wan Kenobi: strike him down and he will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine. Comment: If Infowars' stats are as claimed, it begs the question - was this the intended result? Some background on Alex Jones: Alex Jones: The Pied Piper of Extremism Who Brands "Truth-Seeking" as Mental Illness


Mendocino Complex Fires grow to over 300,000 acres collectively "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mendocino Complex Fires grow to over 300,000 acres collectively | 09 Aug 2018 | Cal Fire officials said crews are still working hard to contain the Mendocino Complex Fires which have scorched over 300,000 collectively. The River Fire has now grown to 48,920 acres and is 84 percent contained, while the Ranch Fire grew overnight to 255, 482 acres...The Mendocino Complex Fires is now the largest fire in state history, and bigger than the city of Los Angeles. If it were a city, the fire would be the 14th largest by area in the entire country, and bigger than New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago and Houston.


In a Week of Deadly Airstrikes and Civilian Deaths, Saudi Arabia Adds School Bus and 50 Yemeni Children to the List "IndyWatch Feed World"

SAADA PROVINCE, YEMEN The late morning sun conspired with a cloudless blue sky to picturesquely frame the city of Dhahian in southern Saada province. Suddenly the serenity was broken by the loud piercing shriek of fighter jets over the quiet village, followed by a deafening explosion. When the thick black smoke finally began to dissipate, more than 20 mothers discovered a school bus carrying their children had been transformed into a hellish scene: choking dust, smoldering shops, and the charred corpses of children buried under the mangled school bus. Anguished moans and screams of grief and pain filled the air.

At a bed in the Jomhouri Hospital in Saada, four-year-old Mohammed was receiving first aid when he came to the realization that he was still alive but that more than 35 of his classmates, older and younger, lay dead in beds near him as if they were asleep. Others were lying in torn, blood-stained clothing along with school bags, fighting death in the same room.

Mohammed was one of the 80 civilians wounded on Thursday in fresh U.S.-Saudi strikes that targeted a school bus carrying children to summer camp on Dhahians outskirts in Yemens northwestern province of Saada.

It was 8:30 a.m. when the explosion shattered the day. What did these children do to deserve this? a 32-year-old witness to the strike asked. Abdul-Ghani Nayeb, the head of the Health Department in Saada told MintPress more than 50 were killed and over 80 others were wounded as a result of the strike. Some were shoppers and passers-by, but most were children.

The owner of a nearby restaurant, Zaid Hussein Deib, cried out, they were not Iranian experts, as he scrambled past overturned plastic white tables and splintered blue tiles. They were children; they were not carrying ballistic missiles. Deib lost two sons in the attack.

WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO | Video shows the aftermath of the airstrike

The death toll is expected to rise, as many victims of the strike remain in critical condition and hospitals struggle to cope with a lack of medical supplies as a result of a Saudi coalition-imposed siege that began in 2015.The U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalitions blockade of Yemen has prevented medicine and other critical commodities from reaching around 8.4 million people. Al-Jomhouri hospital, already crowded with a number of wounded from previous airstrikes, has launched an urgent appeal for Yemeni citizens to donate blood....


International Ryanair workers strike "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from Belgium says about itself:

Ryanair have no respect at all Brussels cabin crew join strike

25 July 2018

Low-cost airline suffers worst week of stoppages in its three-decade history.

Read more here.

By Marianne Arens in Germany:

Ryanair faces largest pilots strike in its history

9 August 2018

On Friday, simultaneous strikes against Ryanair will take place in several European countries.

So far, pilots organisations in Belgium, Ireland, Sweden and Germany have announced strikes. In the Netherlands, Ryanair is trying today to have a strike by 50 pilots outlawed through a court decision. In Germany, pilots are taking part in a European-wide strike for the first time.

The strike is an expression of workers tremendous anger about the extremely poor working conditions at the low-cost airline. Across the continent, Ryanair has created new benchmarks for exploitation in the airline industry. Precisely for this reason, workers are seeking ever stronger common international forms of resistance.

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports a German worker at Ryanair who was hired a few years ago as a contract pilot, on the basis of a fake self-employment contract, who had to hand over an appraisal fee of 300 euros when he attended a job interview. As an employee, you get the impression you are being ripped off by this company from start to finish, he said. You have to look after everything and defend yourself. Otherwise you will be constantly bamboozled.

A German flight attendant told Der Spiegel that right after she was hired, she was asked to pay 3,000 euros for a six-week training course. Ryanair also hires flight attendants without preconditions and language skills, and only requires basic English skills. They then undergo an extremely tough and rapid internal training, which until recently they had had to pay for the...


RV/Intelligence Alert: "Expectant" -- August 9, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

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.)

The Cabal are continuing their attempts to cause disruption and division in Zimbabwe.

The MDC Alliance are being bribed by the Cabal to destabilize Mnangagwa's government (whom is working closely with the Alliance).

The public signing of the ZIDERA amendment bill is being delayed as a result. Although, it was reported that the ZIDERA amendment bill was already signed (behind closed doors).

According to sources, the situation in Zimbabwe is not effecting the status of the RV release.

Tier 3 humanitarian organizations continue to receive schedules to begin the exchange/redeem process.

Most sources have gone silent and are expectant of the RV release.





University Professor Develops App to Track Teens Emotions When Boatloads of Mental and Physical Health Experts Advise Restricting Kids Screen Use and Radiation Exposure. "IndyWatch Feed World"

By B.N. Frank Here we go again.  More research forcing children to use technology throughout the day: Lawrence University professor develops app to track teens...


Russia digs in for long battle against sanctions - Reuters UK "IndyWatch Feed World"

Reuters UKRussia digs in for long battle against sanctionsReuters UKDJ injured, gunman sought after radio station attack Domino effect may make climate change goals moot 01:28 ... Reuters is the news and media division of Thomson Reuters. Thomson Reuters is the world's largest international multimedia news agency ...


You should be your own privacy hero, but Apple makes it easier "IndyWatch Feed World"

Apple sets a good example for data-collecting practices, but theres a limit to how tightly it can control third parties.

In a recent article, Bloombergs Sara Frier asks the question Is Apple Really Your Privacy Hero? Its a click-baity enough headline on its own, but the articles premise seems bizarre: Apple should take responsibility for the information customers willingly give not to it, but to the developers of apps on its store.

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Freedom Flotilla Passengers Finally Released by Israeli Military "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Ann Wright Defending their illegal blockade of Gaza against what they see as infiltrators rather than activists bringing aid and making a point, Israeli...


Flash floods cause bridges and houses to collapse, mud rivers to flow in Turkey "IndyWatch Feed World"

Flash floods caused by heavy rains that hit Turkey's northern Ordu province damaged 66 houses and 264 shops, the country's vice president said on Aug. 9. Vice President Fuat Oktay and Interior Minister Sleyman Soylu on Aug. 8 visited the Black Sea province of Ordu where torrential rains have caused massive flooding. Oktay travelled to the nye and Fatsa districts of Ordu to inspect the damages the flooding caused in the towns. He also visited a hospital in nye to meet with people who were injured in the disaster. "At the moment, we don't have any casualties or citizens who are in need or whose needs have not been met. The climate has been changing [...] and so we also need a change of mindset," Oktay said.


Neocons Concoct Threat of Iranian Hackers to Justify Preemptive Counterattack Against Iran "IndyWatch Feed World"

WASHINGTON Several reports in both American and Israeli media have recently been circulating the claim that Iran is increasingly likely to respond to draconian U.S.-imposed sanctions by conducting cyberattacks against the United States. According to this narrative, Iranian hackers have laid the groundwork to carry out extensive cyberattacks on U.S. and European infrastructure and on private companies, prompting the U.S. to consider launching a preemptive counterattack in response.

Quoting anonymous U.S. government officials, think tanks and experts, these articles assert that the sanctions the U.S. re-imposed on Iran this Tuesday are likely to push that country to intensify state-sponsored cyber-threat activities, activities that one expert called the most consequential, costly and aggressive in the history of the internet, more so than Russia.

However, upon closer examination, it is clear that these warnings of an imminent Iranian cyberattack are dubious at best aimed at ending the U.S. isolation on the issue through dishonest intelligence, while also justifying a U.S. preemptive counterattack on Irans infrastructure in a bid to further destabilize the nation, in service to the Trump administrations overall goal of regime change in Iran.


Chatter by whom?

Most of these articles, in introducing the threat posed by Iranian state-sponsored hackers, state that they originated with cybersecurity and intelligence experts. However, just sentences later, when these experts are quoted they specifically state that no evidence of such a threat even exists.

For instance, an Associated Press story, which begins with the statement...


Is Oily Econo-Politics Behind Saudis Crude Canadian Diplomacy? "IndyWatch Feed World"

TORONTO In a near repeat of Saudi Arabias feud with Qatar last year, the diplomatic spat between the Saudis and the Canadian government seems to have spiralled out of control after it began last Friday. Apparently beginning as a result of the Canadian Foreign Ministrys decision to criticize via Twitter the Saudi governments arrest of the sister of detained Saudi activist Raif Badawi, the days since have seen the Saudis expel the Canadian ambassador, suspend flights to Canada, recall around 15,000 Saudi students studying abroad, and freeze new trade and investment in Canada, among other measures.

The most disturbing exchange between the two countries took place on Monday when a Saudi state-sponsored Twitter account tweeted a graphic appearing to show an Air Canada airliner heading toward the Toronto skyline in a way similar to the September 11th attacks, in a gesture that seemed to imply that the Saudis would target Canada for its interference in the kingdoms internal affairs.

Then, early Wednesday, Saudi resolve to punish Canada for its criticism of the kingdoms treatment of domestic dissenters and activists was again made clear after the Saudi central bank and state-managed pension funds ordered their foreign-based asset managers to liquidate their Canadian equities, bonds and cash holdings no matter the cost. Those funds were estimated by the Financial Times at around $100 billion.

That announcement was then followed by a statement from Saudi foreign minister Adel Al-Jubeir, who asserted that What Canada did was unacceptable [] There is no need for mediation, Canada knows what it needs to do, it must change its policies, ways with The Kingdom. He then ominously warned that the Saudis are still weighing other measures to take against Canada...


Schoolbus deaths in Yemen provoke arms sales condemnation "IndyWatch Feed World"

The bombing a school bus in Yemen, which killed dozens, is an atrocity that cannot be ignored, say arms trade campaigners, who again condemn UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia.


Barbarians: Dozens of children slaughtered as Saudi-led coalition airstrike hits bus in Yemen "IndyWatch Feed World"

A bus carrying children in northern Yemen was attacked on Thursday, hit by an airstrike fired by the Saudi-led coalition. The attack killed dozens, many of whom were children under the age of 10, the Red Cross has confirmed. The bus was in the Dahyan Market in northern Sa'ada, a Houthi rebel stronghold, when it was attacked on Thursday morning. "Following an attack... [an International Committee of the Red Cross-supported] hospital has received dozens of dead and wounded," the Red Cross confirmed, adding that "under international humanitarian law, civilians must be protected during conflict."


Ohio woman gives birth while overdosing on heroin in Burger King bathroom "IndyWatch Feed World"

A mother believed to be overdosing on heroin gave birth in an Ohio Burger King bathroom stall, and first responders found the baby alive in the toilet Friday afternoon, according to Chillicothe police. Police initially responded to reports of a man who had passed out in a vehicle and that a woman, who was with him, had overdosed, according to WSYX. Officers said they found 26-year-old Zachary Frey passed out behind the wheel of a running vehicle and Elizabeth D. Sanders, also 26, sitting on the toilet in the women's restroom, a suspected ball of heroin on the floor beside her. Sanders told officers she thought she had suffered a miscarriage, police said. However, when the officer looked inside the toilet, there was an infant lying face up, according to the Chillicothe Gazette. The officer reportedly told Sanders to stand up, causing the child to roll face down into the water.


'Heavily armed' New Mexico extremists trained 11 children to commit school shootings "IndyWatch Feed World"

Siraj ibn Wahhaj, the son of a prominent New York City imam, was arrested at a "filthy" compound in New Mexico, where 11 children found there had been trained in how to shoot up schools, prosecutors said in court documents. Ibn Wahhaj, 39, and four other adults were arrested on Friday and charged with 11 counts of felony child abuse. Ahead of a court hearing on Wednesday, prosecutors asked the judge not to grant him bail, saying he was training the children to commit school shootings, AP reported. Another male, identified as Lucas Morten, and three women - Jany Leveille, 35, Hujrah Wahhaj, 38, and Subhannah Wahhaj, 35 - were also arrested at the compound.


On anniversary of war, Georgians curse Putin "IndyWatch Feed World"

(EAN) A rowdy rally was held in front of the former Russian embassy in Tbilisi on August 7 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Russia-Georgia war. Protesters held posters with photos of Georgias main antagonist, Russian President Vladimir Putin, along with a Russian caption that translates, roughly, go f yourself.

Photos of Georgian soldiers who died in the war also were on display at the rally. The photos featured the soldiers names followed by the words, in Georgian and English: Imagine there were no Putin Id be alive.

Protesting under the banner Time will not cure occupation, organizers condemned the 2008 Russian invasion of Georgia, the expulsion of ethnic Georgians from the breakaway territory of South Ossetia, and the continued Russian backing of the de facto governments in South Ossetia and another separatist region, Abkhazia.

The protesters used various props and imagery to depict the devastations of the 2008 war and its continued impact on Georgia. A barbed wire fence was placed on a curb in front of the embassy building, symbolizing the fences that the Russian military is erecting around Abkhazia and South Ossetia, physically carving the two protectorates out of Georgia.

We want to tell the world [] that we will never put up with [Russian] occupation [of Georgian territories], and the war is hurting us now just as it hurt 10 years ago, Tamar Arveladze, one of the organizers of the rally, told reporters.

Photos of Georgian soldiers who died in the war also were on display

Georgias Western allies issued statements of support. Ten years of occupation is 10 years too long, the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi said in an August 7 statement. We will continue to work together with the government and the people of Georgia and with our friends and allies to ensure the worlds continued support for Georgias sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders. Georgia, we are with you.

Georgian officials visited the graves of fallen soldiers, and major Georgian television channels ran stories reconstructing the beginning of the war. The chronology of events is still disputed within Georgia (and abroad), but Georgians by and large agree that in 2008 Russia unlawfully and in a premed...


Grieving Orca still swimming with her dead calf in Northwest "IndyWatch Feed World"

Even those of us who have never been parents are feeling the full weight of the grieving orca who, after more than two weeks, is still carrying her dead calf around. The 20-year-old whale known as J35 continues to swim around off the tip of Washingtons Olympic Peninsula, with the rest of her pod who have []

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Ocasio-Cortez: Why Are Our Pockets Empty for Health Care and Education? "IndyWatch Feed World"

In an interview with CNNs Chris Cuomo Wednesday evening, New York congressional candidate and democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questioned how Congress can write unlimited blank checks for war and pass the GOPs $2 trillion tax cut for the wealthy, but when it comes to proposals that would help every Americansuch as Medicare for Allour pockets are empty.

Why is it that our pockets are only empty when it comes to education and healthcare for our kids? she posed. Why are pockets only empty when we talk about 100 percent renewable energy that is going to save this planet and allow our children to thrive?

We only have empty pockets when it comes to the morally right things to do, she continued, but when it comes to tax cuts for billionaires and when it comes to unlimited war, we seem to be able to invent that money very easily.

The 28-year-old, who is expected to win New Yorks deep blue 14th District in November, has championed a boldly progressive platform, demanding Medicare for All, a federal jobs guarantee, a Green New Deal, and tuition-free public college.

Predictably asked by Cuomo about the sticker shock of implementing a...


Trump's new sanctions on Russia: A backhanded admission that US military dominance has ended "IndyWatch Feed World"

On March 1st Russian President Vladimir Putin changed the geopolitical game. During his speech he unveiled new weapons which instantly made obsolete much of the U.S military's physical arsenal. And the panic in Washington was palpable. Since that speech everything geopolitical has accelerated. The US government under Trump has shifted its strategies in response to this. No longer were we threatening North Korea with military invasion. No, Trump sat down with Kim Jong-un to negotiate peace. On Russia, Iran, China, Turkey, Venezuela and even Europe Trump's war rhetoric has intensified. Trump is only talking about economic sanctions and tariffs, however, leveraging the dollar as his primary weapon to bring countries to heel. There's no hint of US invasion, no matter how much John Bolton whispers in his ear or Bibi Netanyahu bangs his shoe on the table. Why?


Cameroon community radio destroyed in alleged arson attack "IndyWatch Feed World"

Johannesburg, August 9, 2018--Cameroonian authorities should speedily investigate an alleged arson attack on community radio station Sky FM in the volatile Northwest region and ensure those responsible are prosecuted, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....


To the ends of the Earth: the activists risking their lives to defend the environment "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Guardian's extraordinary Defenders project recorded the deaths of people around the world fighting to save the planet. Here, the series' lead writer remembers their storiesEven before I knew who she was or what she had suffered, there was clearly something special about Marivic Danyan.The young T'boli woman was standing silently in a noisy crowd when we reached the village of Datal Bonglangon, deep within the conflict-riven island of Mindanao, in the Philippines. Related: Nine [...]


Remember Yelp? It just had its best day since 2015 "IndyWatch Feed World"

The online review platform gained 17,000 new paid advertising accounts for the second quarter, crushing estimates.

With all the attention on Google and Facebook lately, its easy to forget that those two behemoths have not entirely cornered the market for digital advertising.

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How we can save some of the jobs destroyed by rise of the machines | Letters "IndyWatch Feed World"

Malcolm Fowles on super-efficient market gardening', Colin Hines on infrastructure-building, and Susannah Everington on avoidance of self-service tillsYvette Cooper's strategy to support workers to move to new, good-quality jobs from those destroyed by the coming technological revolution is commendable (Automation could destroy jobs. We must deal with it now, 7 August). However, it presupposes that such jobs will themselves be enabled by the new technology, and that enough of them [...]


Are the heatwaves caused by climate change? "IndyWatch Feed World"

I get a lot of questions about the connection between heatwaves and climate change these days. Particularly about the heatwave that has affected northern Europe this summer. If you live in Japan, South Korea, California, Spain, or Canada, you may have asked the same question. The raindrop analogy However, the question is inaccurate and I []


Hashima: Brutal History and the Most Haunted Island on Earth "IndyWatch Feed World"

Do you want to see perhaps the spookiest island on earth Hashima (also known as Gunkanjima the Battleship Island) which is located just 30 minutes by speedboat from the historic Japanese port city of Nagasaki? Now you can. Just book online, pay the equivalent of US$40, and then hop on one of those shiny sleek vessels belonging to Gunkanjima Concierge or to some other company.

Gunkunjima Battleship Island

Do it, and you will see the island which looks like an abandoned monstrous wreck; like a sunken and haunted ship.

You will sail around it. You will even be able to disembark and walk a few hundred meters on a fenced path. Guides/minders will let you take a few snapshots.

But that is all. No stepping left or right off the path. No going ahead of the group. No lagging behind. And please, no provocative questions!

The guides are well trained to entertain you, to tell you just how haunted the island is and how vibrant it used to be in the past.

Sugary smiles never leave their faces.

But were you to defy their written and unwritten rules, theyd immediately jump and appear next to you. They would even loudly scold you. Suddenly theyd become very rude.

What are they afraid of? What are they hiding? What really took place on this island?

The true horrors of the past will never be conveyed to you. It is all about WWII, and Japan is still in denial.

A Japanese tour guide (designated for the Japanese-speaking visitors) as well as a carefully prepared electronic recording for the English speakers, will recount countless details about the islands geography and uncontroversial chapters of history, but close to nothing about the terror of the slave labor which the Korean and Chinese people were forced into during World War II.


On 6 July 2015, The Guardian reported:

Unesco has decided to grant world heritage status to more than 20 old industrial sites in Japan after officials from the country agreed to acknowledge that some of them used Korean forced labourers before and during the second world war.

The 23 Meiji period (1868-1912) sites include coalmines and shipyards that Japan says contributed to its transformation from feudalism into a successful modern econ...


'Poking their noses where they don't belong': Twitter monitors users off-platform behavior when banning 'hate-mongers' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said that the company reviews real world activity when dealing with accounts of racists and hate-mongers. Some users were chilled by the prospect of being monitored offline, while others plain confused. "We look at off-platform behavior as well. At things that aren't just happening on Twitter, but happening on other platforms or in the real world," Dorsey told political commentator and TV host Sean Hannity on his radio show on Wednesday. Some users caught an Orwellian vibe to the policy and suggested it's unacceptable for a social media platform to poke its nose in what they're doing when not logged on.


Federal Agency Sent Immigrant Kids to Dangerous Youth Facility, Despite Warning Signs "IndyWatch Feed World"

By the time the federal government started sending immigrant children to Shiloh Treatment Center in 2009, the warning flags were waving blood red.

Three children had died after being physically restrained at Shiloh and affiliated facilities in rural Texas run by the same man, Clay Dean Hill. A teenager from California died after running away and getting hit by a truck. Texas officials repeatedly had cited Hills residential centers for troubled youths after caretakers were found to have slapped, punched and kicked children.

Yet nine years ago, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services sent its first delivery of federal tax dollars to Hill, a onetime longshoreman-turned-millionaire entrepreneur specializing in the care of vulnerable children. The federal government wanted Hill to take immigrant children with mental health problems who were caught crossing the border without parents or papers.

The funding started a couple of months before a male caretaker in his 40s was caught preying on a 15-year-old girl from California, sexually abusing her at one of Hills all-girl dormitories, where he was assigned overnight. Hes now a convicted sex offender.

It shows you how disgraceful the place was, said the former resident, now 25, who told her story publicly for the first time to Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting.

The federal Office of Refugee Resettlement continued to send immigrant children to Hills care after another teenager was killed during a restraint and the state of Texas shut down one of his facilities, deeming it unsafe for children. And this year, after immigrant children said in court declarations that they were forcibly injected with psychiatric drugs, federal officials claimed there was no problem. In all, the federal government has paid Shiloh more than $33 million for the care of immigrant youths.

It took a federal judge to force the refugee office to take action. U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee ruled July 30 that the Office of Refugee Resettlement must remove children from Shiloh unless a licensed psychiatrist or psychologist determines they pose a risk to themselves or others.

It didnt have to get to this point. The history of death and abuse at Hills rural outpost for troubled children was no secret. Hill69, has remained a go-to provider...


Saudi-Canada war of words: The Saudis mock the world with their wealth, and some help from Trump "IndyWatch Feed World"

The leaders of Saudi Arabia mock western values with supreme confidence by virtue of their money power. Democracy, human rights, freedom of speech, freedom to protest, freedom of expression, and other freedoms are treated as norms imposed by the West. If you wish to violate these sacred principles, all you have to do is pay! Leveraging its economic power based on oil, Saudi Arabia defied President Obama when Congress approved JASTA (the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act) in 2016 and threatened to pull hundreds of billions of dollars out of the USA if Saudi Arabia were accused of playing a role in the Al-Qaeda terrorist attack of September 11, 2001 (9/11). It is known that Osama Bassnan, whom the declassified 28 pages of the 9/11 Commission Report identified as a financial supporter of two of the 9/11 hijackers in San Diego, received money from Prince Bandar Bin Sultan, the Saudi ambassador to Washington, and Bassnan's wife also got money from Bandar's wife. The monarchy also defied the UN when in September 2017 a small group of Western nations sought to create a commission of inquiry to investigate its human rights violations in Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the Middle East where millions face death, disease and famine because of western-supported Saudi bombing. And last but not least, a Saudi state media account, which promotes the Saudi Information Ministry's propaganda and is often retweeted by the ministry, appeared to explicitly threaten a 9/11 style attack featuring a plane headed towards a skyscraper in Toronto, Canada. The tweet was a response to the Canadian Foreign Ministry's tweet, expressing grave concern about recent arrests in Saudi civil society and official attacks on women's rights activists.


'I belong to the people who've taught the world endurance, strength and facing the odds': Asma Assad speaks about her battle with cancer "IndyWatch Feed World"

Syrian First Lady Asma Assad has addressed the public a day after revealing she is undergoing treatment for breast cancer, saying she shares the same resilience as her compatriots who have endured the hardships of war. "I belong to the [Syrian] people who've taught the world the endurance, the strength and facing the odds," said Asma's statement in Arabic, released by the Syrian presidency. The mother of three said she's been empowered by the "determination and strength" of the Syrian people which has only grown in the recent years. The Syrian presidency announced Wednesday that the 42 year old had a malignant breast tumor. The post was accompanied by a photo of Asma and her husband, Syrian President Bashar Assad, sitting at a Damascus hospital.


US State Dept sanctions against Russia aimed at 'undercutting' Trump, analysts say "IndyWatch Feed World"

US State Dept sanctions against Russia aimed at 'undercutting' Trump, analysts say | 09 Aug 2018 | The US State Department decision to blame Russia for the poisoning of Sergei Skripal without any evidence amounts to "flicking matches in a gasoline-filled room," former US diplomat Jim Jatras told RT. The announcement of sanctions on Wednesday came despite the fact that the US is entirely aware that Russia was not responsible for the poisoning of Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, UK in March, he said. "This is a political demand... this is designed to undercut the overtures from the Trump administration for President Trump directly and also Senator Rand Paul - now in Moscow - to warm relations with Russia." Former Pentagon official Michael Maloof echoed that sentiment, telling RT that "you have Donald Trump's foreign policy and you now have the Trump administration's foreign policy." He added that the sanctions are being orchestrated by the deep state to "make the president look bad and basically to corner him." [Exactly. Poisoning was likely executed by MI6 or CIA, to sabotage the US relationship with Russia at the behest of the Deep State.]


Ridiculous! New York health dept shuts down 7-year-old's unlicensed lemonade stand "IndyWatch Feed World"

As 2018's summer of snitches continues, a story out of New York shows just how well the see something say something propaganda is working on society. Multiple vendors at a state fair in Ballston Spa, New York called government officials last month to have a nearby lemonade stand-run by a 7-year-old boy-shut down. As TFTP reported in June, the Country Time lemonade company launched a campaign pledging to pay fines and permit fees for young entrepreneurs who are reprimanded by the police state for their harmless refreshment stands. The story below proves why that campaign was so desperately needed. The vendors who called the state Department of Health were either completely brainwashed by the state into thinking the boy was committing a crime, or they-like so many other corporate welfare leeches do-were using the state to shut down their competition. Either way, the state did their part.


Two killed, four injured after shooter fires high-powered weapon from passing van in Philadelphia "IndyWatch Feed World"

Two people have been killed and at least four more injured in a shooting in North Philadelphia, after someone reportedly opened fire with a "high-powered" weapon from a mini-van passing by. "From the evidence out here it appears to be a large caliber weapon, possibly a high powered rifle," Philadelphia Police commissioner Richard Ross said, as cited by NBC Philadelphia. A total of six people suffered gunshot wounds after at least 11 shots were fired from inside a light-colored minivan on the southeast corner of 12th and Huntingdon streets around 9:50pm. Two people, a man and woman aged 34 and 32, have died, while at least one of the surviving victims remains in critical condition.


Anti-Semitic crime rise 10% in Germany, mostly perpetrated by neo-Nazi groups "IndyWatch Feed World"

The number of hate crimes committed against Jews in Germany has increased by more than 10 percent, new official figures reveal. This includes recent violent assaults, which are mostly attributed to neo-Nazi groups. Amid a string of reported assaults on members of the Jewish community, the German left-wing parliamentary party Die Linke demanded police reveal the number of anti-Semitic crimes. According to the figures released, there were 401 offences between January and June this year, including 12 violent crimes. A majority (349) were at the hands of neo-Nazi and other far-right groups. One in five attacks took place in the German capital Berlin. It comes amid a recent resurgence of anti-Semitism in the country, as reports emerged over the past few months of Jews being threatened, beaten and bullied because of their background.


Dystopian Screenplay? Twitter Considers Off-Platform Behavior When Banning Hate Speech "IndyWatch Feed World"

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said that the company reviews real world activity when dealing with accounts of racists and hate-mongers. Some users were chilled by the prospect of being monitored offline, while others plain confused.

We look at off-platform behavior as well. At things that arent just happening on Twitter, but happening on other platforms or in the real world, Dorsey told political commentator and TV host Sean Hannity on his radio show on Wednesday.

Some users caught an Orwellian vibe to the policy and suggested its unacceptable for a social media platform to poke its nose in what theyre doing when not logged on.

Twitters chief further explained th...


#BlogWaladi: Hello Baby Kevin "IndyWatch Feed World"

Brian has just been promoted to big brother after my wife gave birth on August 7th to a healthy baby boy weighing 3.08 kilos at 9:46am. Its been a tough and long pregnancy for her as she gave birth almost a week into her 10th month!

Even though Brian is only 3 years old, we already forgot all about new born babies and both my wife and I barely got any asleep the first couple of nights. Still, its a wonderful experience and Brian is being caring and loving (so far) to his little brother.


Jon Rappoport -- The War to destroy Alex Jones, Part 3 "IndyWatch Feed World"

The war to destroy Alex Jones, Part Three

By Jon Rappoport

When several big-tech companies remove a person from their platforms in a 12-hour period, which is what happened to Alex Jones, you need to ask:

Where are the specific violations Jones is charged with?

Where is the bill of particulars against him?

Where is the "hate speech" he is accused of spewing to his audience?

What definition (if any) of hate speech is being used as a measuring stick?

Asking those questions, you come up very short on answers.

Jones is being made into a SYMBOL of a hater by social media and the mainstream press---and when THAT is the objective, the whole idea is to avoid specifics and just smear the target with a very broad and general brush.

"Hate speech" is replacing the 1st Amendment as a standard of judgment. The question now is: did you express hate toward someone? Rather than: did you commit slander or libel?

Did you utter something that could offend and might disturb a victim or victim-group? Yes? YOU'RE BANNED. CENSORED. Of course, social media giants decide what constitutes hate and who is designated a victim-group with "protected status."

The term "hate speech" is very elastic. Its definition can be changed on a moment's notice.

Don't like someone?

Upset at their actual ideas?

Disturbed at their success?

Embroil them in charges of being a hater and expressing hatred toward victims. Ban and censor them from online platforms based on that accusation. Ignore millions of their words---instead, invoke a few outbursts they committed over the years.


DOJ gives Congress emails between Ohr, Steele, Simpson - suggesting ties to 'Putin ally' oligarch Deripaska "IndyWatch Feed World"

Emails in 2016 between former British spy Christopher Steele and Justice Department official Bruce Ohr suggest Steele was deeply concerned about the legal status of a Putin-linked Russian oligarch, and at times seemed to be advocating on the oligarch's behalf, in the same time period Steele worked on collecting the Russia-related allegations against Donald Trump that came to be known as the Trump dossier. The emails show Steele and Ohr were in frequent contact, that they intermingled talk about Steele's research and the oligarch's affairs, and that Glenn Simpson, head of the dirt-digging group Fusion GPS that hired Steele to compile the dossier, was also part of the ongoing conversation. The emails, given to Congress by the Justice Department, began on Jan. 12, 2016, when Steele sent Ohr a New Year's greeting. Steele brought up the case of Russian aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska (referred to in various emails as both OD and OVD), who was at the time seeking a visa to attend an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in the United States. Years earlier, the U.S. revoked Deripaska's visa, reportedly on the basis of suspected involvement with Russian organized crime. Deripaska was close to Paul Manafort, the short-term Trump campaign chairman now on trial for financial crimes, and this year was sanctioned in the wake of Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election. "I heard from Adam WALDMAN [a Deripaska lawyer/lobbyist] yesterday that OD is applying for another official US visa ice [sic] APEC business at the end of February," Steele wrote in the Jan. 12 email. Steele said Deripaska was being "encouraged by the Agency guys who told Adam that the USG [United States Government] stance on [Deripaska] is softening." Steele concluded: "A positive development it seems."


Whale shark travels, new research "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from Tanzania says about itself:

Investigating the Mysterious Whale Sharks of Mafia Island | National Geographic

24 January 2017

The whale sharks of Mafia Island are unusual because they dont migrateand researchers want to know why.

From the University of Southampton in England:

Biological passport to monitor Earths largest fish

Whale sharks, the worlds largest fish, roam less than previously thought

August 9, 2018

Summary: Whale sharks, the worlds largest fish, roam less than previously thought. This new study used stable isotope analysis to demonstrate that whale sharks feeding at three disparate sites in the Western Indian Ocean and Arabian Gulf rarely swim more than a few hundred kilometers north or south from these areas according to researchers.

Whale sharks, the worlds largest fish, roam less than previously thought. Local and regional actions are vital for the conservation of this globally endangered species moving forward, according to a new study by researchers from the Marine Megafauna Foundation, University of Southampton, and Sharkwatch Arabia. Their findings are published today in the journal Marine Ecology Progress Series.

Previously, genetic research indicated that whale sharks mixed within distinct populations in the Indo-Pacific and Atlantic Ocean, respectively. This new study used stable isotope analysis, a biochemical technique, to demonstrate that whale sharks feeding at three disparate sites in the Western Indian Ocean (Mozambique and Tanzania) and the Arabian Gulf (Qatar) rarely swim more than a few hundred kilometres north or south from these areas.

Whale sharks are amazing swimmers, often moving over 10000 km each year, and they can dive to around 2000 meters in depth. Biochemical studies tell us more about where they go and what they do when theyre out of our sight, said Dr Clare Prebble, who led the research as part of her PhD project at the University of Southampton.

The researchers used isotopes of nitrogen and carbon that have similar chemical properties, but vary in their atomic mass. Rati...


Arizona migrant shelter worker accused of sexually abusing 8 teenage boys "IndyWatch Feed World"

Levian Pacheco, a youth care worker at a federally funded Arizona migrant shelter thats part of the governments network of privately run facilities for unaccompanied minors, has been charged with eight counts of abusive sexual contact of a ward and three counts of sexual abuse of a ward in connection with incidents from August 2016 to []

The post Arizona migrant shelter worker accused of sexually abusing 8 teenage boys appeared first on Health Nut News.


Briefing: Another Ebola outbreak in Congo, this time in a conflict zone "IndyWatch Feed World"

What you need to know about the emergence of the deadliest form of Ebola in one of Congo's most violence-prone regions


Gaza rocket hits near southern Israeli city in show of defiance - Thomson Reuters Foundation "IndyWatch Feed World"

Gaza rocket hits near southern Israeli city in show of defianceThomson Reuters FoundationGAZA/SDEROT, Israel, Aug 9 (Reuters) - A long-range rocket fired from Gaza struck an uninhabited area outside the largest city in southern Israel on Thursday, Israeli police said, hours after a Palestinian official said an end to a surge in cross ...and more 


Rep. Chris Collins Indicted on Insider Trading -- First Unsealed Indictment? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Rep. Chris Collins Indicted on Insider Trading: First Unsealed Indictment?

August 8, 2018

Source: Golden Age of Gaia | By Steve Beckow

Some are describing this as the first unsealed indictment. Time will tell. Thanks to John.

New York Rep. Christopher Collins indicted on insider trading charges

Andrew OReilly, Fox News, Aug. 8, 2018

New York Republican Rep. Christopher Collins has been indicted on insider trading charges, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.

These charges are a reminder that this is a land of laws and that everyone stands [equal] before the bar of justice, Geoffrey Berman, an attorney for the U.S. Southern District of New York, said during a press conference on Wednesday.

The indictment also names the congressmans son, Cameron Collins, and Stephen Zarsky, the father of his sons fiance. The fraud counts relate to securities of an Australian biotechnology company called Innate Immunotherapeutics, where the 68-year-old congressman served on the board.

Christopher Collins, the defendent, violated the duties he owed to Innate by passing material; nonpublic information regarding the Drug Trial results to his son, Cameron Collins, the defendent, so that [his son] could use that information to make timely trades in Innate stock and tip others, the indictment states. Cameron Collins traded on the inside information and passed it to Stephen Zarsky.

Among the charges, the defendants are accused of multiple counts of securities fraud, along with one count of wire fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count each of making false statements.


Americans Are Begging the Government and Corporations to End Free Speech "IndyWatch Feed World"

This week, internet giants like Facebook, Youtube, Spotify and others banned the notorious Alex Jones and Infowars from their platforms, and the purge is enjoying widespread support among the left, which has made a reputation for itself as intolerant of differing opinions (last year, for example, a group of Antifa protesters beat one of our own Anti-Media reporters and destroyed his camera equipment at a rally simply because he was filming).

In Jones case, Facebook cited hate speech, though this stance seems inconsistent considering the platform has caught flack for allowing anti-Semitic content. This lack of principle doesnt matter to many left-wing partisans, though, as long as someone they find reprehensible is silenced even as others with far better reputations are banned from other platforms (to clarify, Anti-Media does not endorse Infowars in any way, nor do we consider them to be a legitimate news outlet).

At the same time, however, the right is proving equally open to banning speech and news outlets they dislike. A recent poll from Ipsos found  43 percent of Republicans advocate giving the president, and thereby the government, the power to shut news outlets down. The president, too, has fantasized about doing so:

Disdain for journalists is palpable at Trump rallies, and popular right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos recent...


Turkish lawyers sue US officers at Incirlik air base for ties to terrorists "IndyWatch Feed World"

A group of attorneys loyal to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have initiated legal action against US officers attached to the strategic Incirlik Air Base in Turkey for alleged ties with terrorists, according to a new report. The Turkish attorneys want to temporarily halt all operations at the Incirlik base to execute a search warrant, Stars and Stripes reported Wednesday. The attorneys involved in the case are part of the Association for Social Justice and Aid, which comprises individuals who back Erdogan, the report said. The criminal complaint says that scores of high-ranking US officers are linked to Fethullah Gulen, an Islamic cleric living in the US who Erdogan says was instrumental in the 2016 attempted coup against his government. The attorneys seek the detention of US Cols. John Waler, Michael Manion, David Eaglen and David Trucksa; Lt. Cols.Tim Cook and Mack Coker; and Sgts. Thomas Cooper and Vegas Clark, according to Stars and Stripes. General Joseph Votel, head of US Central Command, is also named in the complaint. According to exiled Turkish journalists at the Stockholm Center for Freedom, the lawsuit is a form of retaliation against Washington's decision to impose sanctions against two cabinet-level officials in Erdogan's administration: Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu and Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul.


The U.S.-Backed Saudi Coalition Just Targeted a Bus Full of Children, Killing 43 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Saudi-led coalition air strikes today killed dozens of people, including children travelling on a bus, in Yemens Saada province, Yemeni medical sources and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said.

The Western-backed alliance fighting the Houthi group in Yemen said the air strikes targeted missile launchers used to attack the southern Saudi industrial city of Jizan, killing a Yemeni civilian there, a statement carried by the state news agency SPA said.

It accused the Houthis of using children as human shields.

Todays attack in Saada was a legitimate military operation and was carried out in accordance with international humanitarian law, the Arabic-language statement said.

The ICRC said one attack hit the bus driving children in Dahyan market, in northern Saada, adding hospitals there had received dozens of dead and wounded.

It was unclear how many children were killed and how many air strikes were carried out in the area, in northern Yemen, near the border with Saudi Arabia.

Abdul-Ghani Nayeb, head of a health department in Saada told Reuters that the death toll rose to 43, with 61 wounded.

Scores killed, even more injured, most under the age of 10, Johannes Bruwer, head of delegation for the ICRC in Yemen, said in a Twitter post.

Saudi Arabia has led an Arabic coalition in Yemen against the Houthis since 2015 after the group took control of the capital Sanaa and forced the internationally recognised government in to exile.

It has launched thousands of air strikes in a campaign to restore the internationally recognised government of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. Errant strikes have killed hundreds of civilians at hospitals, schools and markets.

The Yemen war has killed more than 10,000 people, displaced more than two million and...


Tesla stock sinks as reality sinks in "IndyWatch Feed World"

Shares are coming back down to earth.

Now the real work begins.

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Introducing The Chaos Shamanism Podcast "IndyWatch Feed World"

Over a decade ago, I discovered that I could communicate with nonphysical beings via Clairsentience. So many remarkable, terrifying, and wonderful things have happened in my life since then that I decided... The post Introducing The Chaos Shamanism Podcast appeared first on disinformation.

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Beyond censorship: Power, silencing and resistance "IndyWatch Feed World"

Join a discussion of the ways in which dissenting voices are structurally silenced and the many ways of resistance The post Beyond censorship: Power, silencing and resistance appeared first on Index on Censorship.


Korybko: Why an EU-Africa free trade agreement is a terrible idea "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sputnik reported earlier today that German Development Minister Gerd Mueller delivered a presumably well-intended but ill-conceived proposal for a one-way EU-Africa free trade agreement in an interview with Die Welt, saying that: "The European market is effectively blocked. At the same time, European exports to Africa are growing. Therefore, my main message to Brussels is - Open the markets to all African goods ... This is the only way the continent can turn into the region of growth ... I am sure that the African youth ... would not flee [the continent] and would remain in their home countries if there were jobs and prospects for the future." The very basis of this proposal rests in the nave assumption that Africans are fleeing the continent purely for humanitarian reasons stemming from local conflicts and economic underdevelopment, ignoring the fact that many simply want a piece of the EU's "socialist welfare utopia". Germany is right to raise awareness about the need to do something though, because a prominent UN official warned earlier this year that the failure to deal with these interconnected push factors could lead to half a billion migrants invading the EU under the worst-case scenario. The author analyzed this at the time in a piece about how "Migrant Crisis 2.0 Might Come From Africa", which was followed by a related article where a former French Prime Minister basically told a South African crowd that "France Wants The Future To Be Eurasia vs. Eurafrica".


Revealed: Americas Least Affordable Cities "IndyWatch Feed World"

A third of Americas households are cost-burdened  by housing costs, according to a new report by Harvard Universitys Joint Center For Housing Studies. Cost-burdened is defined as spending above 30% of your income on housing. Even as the economy has seen a steady improvement since the 2008 financial crash, the income of millions of Americans is failing


Fewer Than 1 in 5 Residents Can Afford a Home in Bay Area "IndyWatch Feed World"

Via: Mercury News: The Bay Area continues to lead the state in shattered home-ownership dreams. Record home prices and rising interest rates have pushed statewide home affordability rates to a 10-year-low. In the Bay Area, fewer than 1 in 5 residents can afford to buy into one of the nations most expensive real estate markets, []


Mexican federal authorities interview reporter as potential trial witness "IndyWatch Feed World"

The office of Mexico's Federal Attorney General (PGR) on July 11, 2018, sent an email to the news website Quadratin summoning one of its reporters, Jorge Octavio Vargas Sandoval, for an interview at its regional office in Chilpancingo on July 16 in regards to an article he wrote, according...


Freedom Flotilla Passengers Released by Israel "IndyWatch Feed World"

U.S. Navy Signalman Joe Meadors was standing watch on deck of the USS Liberty off the coast of Gaza on June 8, 1967 when a 90-minute aerial and sea attack by Israel against the ship killed 34 U.S. sailors and wounded 174 . Meadors watched as the Israeli military almost sank the Liberty and began machine-gunning the lifeboats. A 2003 U.S. commission led by Admiral Thomas Moorer found Israel guilty of the attack. But the motive is still shrouded in mystery.

Fifty-one years later, on July 29, Meadors was again on board a ship in international waters, again off the coast of Gaza. And once again Israel brutally attacked his ve. But this time Israels motive was clear. Meadors was aboard an unarmed civilian boat named Al Awda that was trying to break Israels seven-year old illegal blockade of Gaza.

Meadors in Palermo, Sicily before boarding Al Awda. (Photo by Ann Wright)

Meadors said six large patrol craft and four zodiac boats appeared when the Al Awda was 49 nautical miles off Gaza. While one group of crew and passengers protected the pilot house, Meadors said the Israeli forces who stormed the boat then beat the captain, hitting him and knocking his head against the sides of the ship. The captain was threatened with being brought down below to be killed, according to a Facebook post in Hebrew by Yonatan Shapira, one of two Israeli citizen delegates onboard. Both were arrested with everyone on board but were the first to be released. Shapiras Facebook message was translated by Ofer Neiman for Mondoweiss.

Four crew members and delegates were tasered by Israeli forces. One crew member was repeatedly tasered on the head and neck and another also received multiple taser shocks, said Shapira. Both were in serious medical condition and were semi-conscious during the seven hour trip to Givon prison in...


The healing power of an attitude of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed World"

Gratitude may be more beneficial than we commonly suppose. One recent study asked subjects to write a note of thanks to someone and then estimate how surprised and happy the recipient would feel - an impact that they consistently underestimated. Another study assessed the health benefits of writing thank you notes. The researchers found that writing as few as three weekly thank you notes over the course of three weeks improved life satisfaction, increased happy feelings and reduced symptoms of depression. While this research into gratitude is relatively new, the principles involved are anything but. Students of mine in a political philosophy course at Indiana University are reading Daniel Defoe's 300-year-old Robinson Crusoe, often regarded as the first novel published in English. Marooned alone on an unknown island with no apparent prospect of rescue or escape, Crusoe has much to lament. But instead of giving in to despair, he makes a list of things for which he is grateful, including the fact that he is the shipwreck's sole survivor and has been able to salvage many useful items from the wreckage.


Stop Internet censorship "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from Washington D.C. in the USA says about itself:

Metro will not offer separate trains for the Unite the Right rally

6 August 2018

On Monday, Metro confirmed in a statement that they will not offer separate trains for the so-called White Civil Rights rally called Unite the Right planned for the coming weekend in D.C.

The Metro management decided that after strong protest by Metro workers against privileged transport for these white supremacists only accessible for those showing their swastikas, Ku Klux Klan hoods, or Confederate flags?

Protesters against United States Aryan Nations nazis, photo by Maggie Winters

By Andre Damon in the USA:

Fight back against internet censorship!

9 August 2018

In July 2017, the World Socialist Web Site published an exposure of the fact that changes to Googles search algorithms had massively slashed traffic to left-wing, anti-war and socialist publications. Over the course of dozens of articles, we established that Google, together with the other...


Ruble hits two-year low after threat of new US sanctions "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Russian currency is slipping on Thursday after Washington proposed the latest round of anti-Russian sanctions. The ruble has hit the lowest level against the US dollar in nearly two years. The US government is considering a broadened ban on dollar transactions by Russian lenders and operations with Russia's newly-issued sovereign bonds. The latest punitive measures are being considered in response to Russia's alleged involvement in the nerve agent attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the UK. The Russian government has repeatedly denied involvement and has called for an open investigation. The news sent the Russian currency falling to 66.48 against the dollar, its weakest since November 2016.


How Chinese tech girl Naomi Wu got royally screwed by Sarah Jeong, Jason Koebler, and Vice Magazine "IndyWatch Feed World"

Translator and proofreader's note: There are large parts of this document that don't parse well either from Chinese or from Naomi's written English into more fluent English. In trying to do so, some of the emotion that Naomi is trying to convey would be lost. I've left those passages as originally written in her own English because there was simply no way to clean them up without losing her intent. Part 1 : Vice I'm Naomi Wu a DIY and tech enthusiast in Shenzhen, China. Nine months ago Vice Magazine contacted me for an interview. A lot has been written about that, very little by me. I've avoided writing about my experience with Sarah Jeong, Jason Koebler, and Vice Magazine in detail because I can't explain the whole story the way I want to. I can't really blame anyone who is unfamiliar with China's issues, who might say "Naomi, I don't see what's the big deal" or think I'm nuts, or who may've otherwise been unable to connect the few dots that I've provided. I'm sorry for being vague about my full side of it, but one day I'll be able to write every detail and things will be clearer. In the meantime, this is what I can write, and again, I'm very sorry it's so incomplete.


Hone Your Online Trading Skills Using a Trading Simulator "IndyWatch Feed World"

Many brokers are offering you the use a free online trading simulator these days. But, they dont do so out of the goodness of their hearts. They do so in the hopes that you will go from a weekend dabbler to a full-fledged paying customer. In most instances, you are under no obligation to do


A Landscape in Hell: Lawrence Ferlinghettis Eyewitness Account of the Nagasaki Bombing "IndyWatch Feed World"

Thursday, Aug. 9, marks the 73rd anniversary of the Nagasaki bombing. Last January, legendary beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti spoke with Truthdigs Robert Scheer about the devastation in its wake as an observer on the ground, seven weeks after the campaign. In his words, the experience made him an instant pacifist:

I was a navigator on an AKA troop transport with about 10,000 troops. When we were past Hawaii and headed for Japan, we found out that we werent an attack force anymore, we were going to be an occupation force and didnt have to fight. So we went into a little town called Sasebo, about three hours from Nagasaki by train.

We didnt know what atomic bombs wereno one did in those days. In the Navy, as in all other military establishments, they tell you just as much as you need to know to perform your part of a slaughter or whatever other murderous commands youve been given. We didnt know anything. We went ashore and there was no one there. The whole town was boarded up, there wasnt a Japanese in sight.

When we went over to Nagasaki, it was total devastation. It was like a landscape in hell. What was left of bodies had all been cleared away by the time we got there, which was about seven weeks after the bomb had been dropped. It was acres of mud, with bones and hair sticking up out of it. And as Ive said before, it really made me an instant pacifist. Up to that time, Id been a good American boy, in the boy scouts, etcNagasaki really woke me up.

Listen to their full interview here.

TOKYO Nagasaki commemorated the anniversary of the worlds second atomic bombing Thursday with the United Nations chief and the citys mayor urging global leaders to take concrete steps toward nuclear disarmament.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the first United Nations chief to visit Nagasaki, said fears of nuclear war are still present 73 years after the Nagasaki and Hiroshima bombings and that the attacks should never be repeated. He raised concerns about slowing efforts to denuclearize, saying existing nuclear states are modernizing their arsenals.

Disarmament processes have slowed and even come to a halt, Guterres told the audience at the Nagasaki peace park. Here in Nagasaki, I call on all countries to commit to nuclear disarmament and to start making visible progress as a matter of urgency. Guterres added that nuclear weapons states should take the lead. Let us all commit to making Nagasaki the last place on Earth to suffer nuclear devastation, he said.

More than 5,000 citizens, including Nagasaki atom bomb survivors, and representatives of about 70 countries remembered the vict...


What Is the Price of ProbioSlim? "IndyWatch Feed World"

ProbioSlim if the innovative pills of the 21st century. The diets and trainings are not necessary anymore. What matter now is sticking to the schedule or the reminders on your phone in order to drink a single pill with two meals during the day. Then you will hardly be recognized in a month already. Today


Adidas shares jump as North America growth outpaces Nike - Reuters "IndyWatch Feed World"

ReutersAdidas shares jump as North America growth outpaces NikeReutersGerman sportswear firm Adidas reported higher-than-expected second-quarter results on Thursday, as it kept growing faster than rival Nike in North America even as it stagnates in its western European home market. As Francis Maguire reports, shares in ...


Despite evidence of harm - mobile phone industry fights to keep us ignorant of health risks "IndyWatch Feed World"

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified cellphones as a Group 2B "possible carcinogen"1 based on the evidence available in 2011. Since then, the evidence of harm has grown significantly. Science delivered a scathing blow to the cellphone industry this year, with three major studies supporting suspicions that cellphone radiation increases your risk of cancer2,3 and other health problems. Still, public doubt seems to linger. Two articles written by Mark Hertsgaard and Mark Dowie - one in The Nation,4 the other in The Guardian5 - highlight how such doubts are manufactured by the telecommunications industry which, barring public outcry, does not appear to have any interest in making their products safer.


The Case for Imposing Sanctions on Donald Trump "IndyWatch Feed World"

Its embarrassing enough to have Donald Trump as president. But now American citizens have to endure the additional pain of the sanctions that other countries are imposing on the United States. Doesnt the world realize that were suffering enough as it is? That seems so grossly unfair.

Oh, but wait: thats how sanctions work.

Iraqis who hated Saddam Hussein (as well as those who thought he was a demi-god) suffered nearly 13 years of a financial and trade embargo imposed by the United Nations in 1990. Iranians who dislike their government (as well as those who believe fervently in the Islamic Republic) have weathered nearly 40 years of sanctions. And Cubans who disagree with the Castros (as well as those who consider the brothers to be the saviors of the island nation) have endured a nearly 60-year embargo imposed by the United States.

Its time for Americans to get a taste of their own medicine. Love Trump or despise him, sanctions are not smart enough to figure out your political preferences. Whether youre a metrosexual or a heartland voter, sanctions from Russia, China, the EU, Mexico, and others in the form of tariffs on U.S. exports are going to take a bite out of your bank account.

Such are the pleasures of being a pariah state.


Trade Tit for Tat

The trade war with China is escalating. Beijing announced last week that it would impose tariffs on $60 billion worth of American goods. Thats on top of the $34 billion of goods it sanctioned in the first round. The tariffs will affect 56 percent of all U.S. exports to the country.

Its not as if the Trump administration doesnt understand the costs of its trade conflict with Beijing. It announced a $12 billion government relief plan for American farmers caught in the crossfire. Also hurting will be American consumers of Chinese goods in WalMart and elsewhere that are suddenly more expensive to buy.

Its not just China. Russia is going after Boeing and Microsoft. India is readying tariffs on American almonds, walnuts, and apples. Iran has targeted U.S. businesses that s...


Space Force: 5 things to know about Trumps controversial plan "IndyWatch Feed World"

Congress still needs to sign off on any plans for the Space Force, and the branch could take years to establish.

Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the Pentagon today about the Trump administrations controversial plan to establish a Space Force as a new branch of the military, on par with the Air Force and the Marine Corps. But support for the plan in Congress and the military establishment has been far from unanimous.

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The 5D Shift The Patterns are Falling Into View "IndyWatch Feed World"

August 10th, 2018 By Open Contributing writer for Wake Up World The Shift accelerates right across our planet; the patterns are falling clearer into view now, and its essential ascending people equalise with whats going on, because thats how you find the path of light through it. Here are the developing patterns: (1) There remains the zombified denial of []


Dozens Of Children Killed In Saudi Led Airstrike On Bus In Yemen "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit a bus carrying children in northern Yemen on Thursday The Red Cross confirmed that the attack killed and injured dozens, many of whom were children under the age of 10. [...]

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Uber driver troubles raise concerns about transgender face recognition "IndyWatch Feed World"

Ubers Microsoft-powered Real Time ID Check has locked out some drivers, signaling future struggles as facial-recognition technology becomes more prevalent.

An Iowa Uber driver who is transgender was required to travel two hours to a local Uber office after a facial-recognition security feature was unable to confirm her identity, CNBC reports. Uber says such issues can often be resolved with a simple phone call, but for Janey Webb, the driver in question, the issue meant she missed out on about three days of work, including a potentially lucrative July 4.

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Israel Launches Scores of Airstrikes as Gaza Fire Persists "IndyWatch Feed World"

JERUSALEM Israeli warplanes struck dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip and three people were reported killed there, while Palestinian militants from the territory fired scores of rockets into Israel in a fierce burst of violence overnight and into Thursday morning.

The flare-up comes as Egypt is trying to broker a long-term cease-fire between the two sides. At least three Palestinians died a pregnant woman, her 1-year-old daughter and a Hamas militant, according to the Gaza Health Ministry.

On the Israeli side, at least seven people were wounded.

Israeli and Hamas officials both threatened a further intensification of hostilities. The U.N.s Mideast envoy appealed for calm.

It was not clear if the escalation, the latest in a series of intense exchanges of fire in recent months, would derail the indirect negotiations between Israel and Gazas Hamas militant rulers.

Air raid sirens signaling incoming rocket fire continued in southern Israel on Thursday morning, raising the likelihood of further Israeli reprisals.

Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since the Islamic militant group seized control of Gaza in 2007. Despite the animosity, the bitter enemies appear to be working through Egyptian mediators to avoid another war.

Hamas is demanding the lifting of an Israeli-Egyptian border blockade that has devastated Gazas economy, while Israel wants an end to rocket fire, as well as recent border protests and launches of incendiary balloons, and the return of the remains of two dead soldiers and two live Israelis believed to be held by Hamas.

But the continued outbursts of fire have jeopardized those cease-fire efforts. On Tuesday, the Israeli military struck a Hamas military post in Gaza after it said militants fired on Israeli troops on the border. Hamas said two of its fighters were killed after taking part in a gunfire parade inside a militant camp.

The incident occurred while a group of senior Hamas leaders from abroad were visiting Gaza to discuss the ceases-fire efforts with local leaders.

A top Hamas official told The Associated Press that the group waited for the delegation to leave Gaza before responding with rocket fire late Wednesday.

The Israeli military said over 150 rockets and mortars were fired at Israel, and Israel carried out over 140 airstrikes targeting Hamas militant positions.

Gazas Health Ministry identified those killed in the airstrikes from Wednesday to Thursday as Hamas fighter Ali Ghandour, 23-year-old Enas Khamash and her daughter Bayan. The ministry said the militant and the civilians were killed in separate incidents.

Kamal Khamash, brother-in-law of the killed woman, said the family was asleep when the projec...


Crime Against Humanity: 99-Year-Old Nuremberg Prosecutor Calls Out Trumps Detention of Children "IndyWatch Feed World"

The last surviving prosecutor at the Nazi Nuremberg trials just offered harsh criticism for the Trump administrations family separation crisis resulting from its cruel immigration policies, calling it a crime against humanity.

Ninety-nine year old Ben Ferencz made the comments in a recent lengthy interview with United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad Al Hussein, which was posted online Tuesday.

When he learned of the family separations, it was very painful for me, Ferencz told Zeid. I knew the Statue of Liberty. I came under the Statue of Liberty as an immigrant. Ferencz was a baby when his family came to the United States from Romania.

He referenced lines from Emma Lazaruss poem inscribed at the base of the monument, including its ending: I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

But the lamp went out when [Trump] said no immigrants allowed unless they meet the rules that we laid down, Ferencz said. It was outrageous. I was furious that anybody would think that its permissible to take young children5, 4, 3 years of ageand take them away from their parents and say the parents go to another country and the children go to another country, and well get you together, maybe, at some later date.

Its a crime against humanity. We list crimes against humanity in the Statute of the International Criminal Court. We have other inhumane acts designed to cause great suffering. What could cause more great suffering than what they did in the name of immigration law? Its ridiculous. We have to change the law if its the law, he said.

Watch the full interview below:

Ferencz also denounced the ongoing glorification of war-making. He said, The capacity to kill human beings has grown faster than our capacity to meet their vital and justified needs, noting, Nobody wins in war; the only winner is death.

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A NATO-Funded Team is Advising Facebook On Flagging Propaganda "IndyWatch Feed World"

This is not at all comforting: during a week thats witnessed Alex Jones social media accounts taken down by Facebook, Apple, Spotify and Google, and what appears to be a growing crackdown against alternative media figures including several prominent Libertarians, notably the Ron Paul Institute director, and the Scott Horton Show, who found their Twitter accounts suspended  we learn that the Atlantic Council is directly advising Facebook on identifying and removing foreign interference on the popular platform. 

While the initiative was initially revealed last May through an official Facebook media release, more details of the controversial think tanks role have been revealed.

Supposedly the whole partnership is aimed at bringing more objectivity and neutrality to the process of rooting out fake accounts that pose the threat of being operated by nefarious foreign states.

And yet as a new Reuters report confirmsFacebook is now itself a top donor to the Atlantic Council, alongside Western governments, Gulf autocratic regimes, NATO, various branches of the US military, and a number of major defense contractors and corporations. 

Whats more is that the team of four total individuals running the Atlantic Councils Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFR Lab) is headed by a former National Security Council advisor for the last four years of the Obama administration, Graham Brookie, who is also its founder.

Apparently the groups work has already been instrumental in Facebook taking action against over two dozen suspicious pages flagged potential foreign actors such as Russia. According to Reuters:

Facebook is using the group to enhance its investigations of foreign interference. Last week, the company said it took down 32 suspicious pages and accounts that purported to be run by leftists and minority activists.While some U.S. officials said they were likely the work of Russian agents, Facebook said it did not know for sure.

This is indeed the shocking key phrase included in the report:Facebook said it did not know for sure. And yet the accounts were removed anywa...


Venezuela Ties Maduro Assassination Attempt to the U.S. and Colombia "IndyWatch Feed World"

Following the attempt on Venezuelan Nicolas Maduros life with two explosive-laden drones on Saturday, the President promised to get to the bottom of the failed plot. Last night he showed that his government has learned some things at least, and Maduro says there is still more evidence to come.

Prior to releasing the evidence, Maduro announced that he would be showing off what Venezuelan security had found late Monday night. According to Maduro at the time the evidence backed up the initial claims he had made right after the assassination attempt that there is sufficient evidence of the participation of the outgoing Colombian government of President Juan Manuel Santos.

On Tuesday night Maduro presented the evidence to the people of Venezuela in a televised address. Much of what Maduro presented seems to confirm his conclusions and exposes a wider network of the forces plotting to end his life, and the Bolivarian revolution.


Venezuela Releases Evidence Implicating Bogota

Late Tuesday night Maduro took to Twitter to announce that he would be presenting strong evidence of the links that the Colombian oligarchy has with the events on Avenida Bolivar in a few hours. In this post, Maduro promised that during his presentation that he would show that Venezuelas security services have the location, the names of the place in Chinacota Norte de Santander where they trained, the assassins, the terrorists, and have also captured all those directly involved with the terrorist attack.

Maduros final presentation late Tuesday shined even more light on the events of Saturday, including where the drone was controlled from. The Venezuelan Military also confirmed that the drones were stopped by signal jammers near the stage and thats what caused them to crash and explode before reaching Maduro.

According to Venezuelan intelligence, this attack was no one-off either, as the attackers had trained for months in the Colombian town of Chinacota, in the northern border province of Santander. According to Maduro, the assassination was originally planned for Venezuelas Independence Day on July 5th but was delayed due to a lack of preparation.

The military arrested two of the drone pilots minutes after the attack as well as...


Jacob Rothschild voices concern about new world economic order "IndyWatch Feed World"

Jacob Rothschild has voiced concern about the global financial system that was established after WWII. The billionaire banker points to the US-China trade war and eurozone crisis as the key problems putting economic order at risk. "In 9/11 and in the 2008 financial crisis, the powers of the world worked together with a common approach. Co-operation today is proving much more difficult. This puts at risk the post-war economic and security order," Rothschild warned in his investment trust's half-year results commentary. In economics, the post-war order is usually refers to a monetary management system which led to a rise of the US dollar as a dominant currency. "In the circumstances our policy is to maintain our limited exposure to quoted equities and to enter into new commitments with great caution," Rothschild added.

Jacob Rothschild speaks: 'Post-war economic and security order is at risk' (You don't say) "IndyWatch Feed World"

Jacob Rothschild has voiced concern about the global financial system that was established after WWII. The billionaire banker points to the US-China trade war and eurozone crisis as the key problems putting economic order at risk. "In 9/11 and in the 2008 financial crisis, the powers of the world worked together with a common approach. Co-operation today is proving much more difficult. This puts at risk the post-war economic and security order," Rothschild warned in his investment trust's half-year results commentary. In economics, the post-war order usually refers to a monetary management system which led to a rise of the US dollar as a dominant currency. "In the circumstances our policy is to maintain our limited exposure to quoted equities and to enter into new commitments with great caution," Rothschild added.


Venezuelas Monetary Revolution Vis--Vis Economic Sanctions "IndyWatch Feed World"

Nino Pagliccia looks at the impacts of the increasing sanctions against Caracas.


'Lunatic farmer' Joel Salatin: The rise of rogue food "IndyWatch Feed World"

A 'food freedom' revolt against the government is starting This week, we welcome back Joel Salatin to the podcast. Labeled by The Washington Post as "the most famous farmer in America", Joel has spent his career advocating for sustainable farming practices and pioneering models that show how food can be grown and raised in ways that are regenerative to our topsoils, more humane to livestock, produce much healthier & tastier food, and contribute profitably to the local economy. Who wouldn't want that? Well, the government and Big Ag for starters. Joel refers to himself as a 'lunatic farmer' because so many of the changes he thinks our food system needs are either illegal under the current law or mightily resisted by the deep-pocketed corporations controlling production and distribution.


Heavily Armed Muslim Extremists Arrested In New Mexico; Trained 11 Children To Commit School Shootings "IndyWatch Feed World"

Update: Fox News reports that Wahhajs father is an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 WTC bombing: Wahhajs family background was already controversial prior to his arrest. Wahhaj is the son of a Brooklyn imam, also named Siraj Wahhaj, who was named by prosecutors as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the New York Post []


Apple is wrong to keep Alex Joness InfoWars app alive "IndyWatch Feed World"

If the conspiracy theorist isnt a purveyor of mean spirited content (per Apples guidelines), I dont know who is.

Yesterday I asked Apple a simple question: Why did you ban Alex Jones/InfoWarss podcasts but not the iOS app, which contains the same odious content and clearly defy the companys own guidelines?

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Humans Have Damaged Most of the Seas, Apart From Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed World"

Humans huddle on a small part of the Earths surface, but our activity on the rest will leave our descendants only diminished oceans. Thanks to us, the wilderness of the worlds wide seas has shrunk drastically.

Earth is a waterworld: 70% of it is swept by ocean. And 87% of this waterworld has been to some degree fouled, polluted, poisoned or impoverished by the actions of one almost entirely terrestrial mammal. That is, according to a new survey, only 13% of the high seas can now be considered true wilderness.

Terrestrial life is smeared thinly. It is concentrated almost entirely in an altitude bounded by tree roots and canopy. But all the ocean is habitable, from the tidal shallows to the abyssal plain. It is home to the greatest mountain chain on the planet and to the deepest chasms, and in all it makes up 99% of the living space on Earth.

Researchers who looked at 16 different kinds of watery realm and tested them for 15 different kinds of human impact among them commercial shipping, sediment and fertiliser run-off, and overfishing report in the journal Current Biology that humans had left their mark almost everywhere.

We were astonished by just how little marine wilderness remains, said Kendall Jones, a researcher at the University of Queensland in Australia, and also of the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Huge extent

The ocean is immense, covering over 70% of our planet, but weve managed to significantly impact almost all of this vast ecosystem.

The surviving watery wilderness is estimated at an area of 54 million square kilometres. Although this is seemingly an enormous tract think of the land areas of Russia, China, Canada, the US and Australia rolled up together it is still less than a seventh part of the sea surface.

Most of this untouched ocean is concentrated in the Arctic, the Antarctic, and around the more remote Pacific islands. Hardly any marine wilderness survives along the continental coastlines.

The study comes only weeks after a survey of land conservation areas once again, led by researchers from the University of Queensland and the Wildlife Conservation Society found that even those stretches of mountain, savannah, forest and wetland formally recognized by governments as nature reserves or conservation zones were in many cases significantly disturbed or degraded by human intrusion.

The plight of the high seas has b...


In historic vote, Italy dumps mandatory vaccination "IndyWatch Feed World"

League leader Matteo Salvini called required vaccines "useless" and said they were "in many cases dangerous, if not harmful". Now, they won't be required. By a vote of 148 to 110 in the upper house of parliament, Italy has squashed mandatory vaccine laws and aims to be "more inclusive." The 10 required vaccinations for preschools or nurseries are now suspended, at least in terms of mandatory laws.


This may be the single greatest way to boost your happiness and health "IndyWatch Feed World"

Only 1 in 3 Americans reports being very happy, and nearly 1 in 4 experience no life enjoyment at all. Fortunately, theres hope. Small changes in perspective and behavior can add up over time, and practicing gratitude is at the top of the list of strategies known to boost happiness and life satisfaction. If your happiness could []

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Ten Bombshell Revelations From Seymour Hershs New Autobiography "IndyWatch Feed World"

Among the more interesting revelations to surface as legendary investigative journalist Seymour Hersh continues a book tour and gives interviews discussing his newly published autobiography, Reporter: A Memoir, is that he never set out to write it at all, but was actually deeply engaged in writing a massive expos of Dick Cheney  a project he decided couldnt ultimately be published in the current climate of aggressive persecution of whistleblowers which became especially intense during the Obama years.

Hersh has pointed out he worries his sources risk exposure while taking on the Cheney book, which ultimately resulted in the famed reporter opting to write an in-depth account of his storied career instead  itself full of previously hidden details connected with major historical events and state secrets.

In a recent wide-ranging interview with the UK Independent, Hersh is finally asked to discuss in-depth some of the controversial investigative stories hes written on SyriaRussia-US intelligence sharing, and the Osama bin Laden death narrativewhich have gotten the Pulitzer Prize winner and five-time Polk Award recipient essentially blacklisted from his regular publication, The New Yorker magazine, for which he broke stories of monumental importance for decades.

Though few would disagree that Hersh has single-handedly broken more stories of genuine world-historical significance than any reporter alive (or dead, perhaps)  as The Nation put it  the man who exposed shocking cover-ups l...


The Censorship Racket Explained: No Due Process, No Evidence, No Defense "IndyWatch Feed World"

When government takes away your rights in a criminal prosecution, theres a due process that must be followed. Even though the criminal justice system is corrupt and dishonest in its own way, there is at least recognition that those who are accused may face their accusers; that the accused has the right to see the []


10 Qualities Every Human Being Should Have "IndyWatch Feed World"

ByLuminita D. Saviuc via Purpose Fairy

I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it. ~ Audrey Hepburn

If you ask me, there are certain qualities each and every human being should have. Qualities that have the power to help each and every one of us to connect with our own selves and the world around us at a deeper level. Crafting better lives for ourselves and those around us and making the world a happier and a lot brighter place to be in. And these qualities are:

1. Faith

Faith in yourself and all that you are. Faith in your abilities. Faith in life and faith in the Infinite intelligence that created us all.

He replied, Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here to there, and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. ~ Matthew 17:20

2. Courage

Courage to create the life you deep down inside know that you deserve to live. Cour...


Meteor fireball seen over Great Yarmouth, UK "IndyWatch Feed World"

A mystery "fireball" has been spotted flying over a coastal village and over a neighbouring town with one witness saying it may have been meteorite. The football-sized fireball like object was seen over Hemsby by a 73-year-old female resident of Beach Road from her home at about 11.25pm on Sunday. She said: "It was not a firework. It was not an object, it was a ball of fire. It came from the right and the headed left. Something was coming out of the back, like a rocket does. It was quick. It headed towards the beach. It was not an object." She added it was so quick she did not have time to think of taking a photograph.


NFL protests: Why Yelpers are pouncing on Florida restaurant Beef OBradys "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Florida restaurant wants NFL players to stop anthem protests.

In May, NFL owners unanimously approved a new policy that requires players to stand if they are on the field during the performance of the national anthem. The controversial new policy gave players the option to remain in the locker room if they so chose. This was meant to stop athletes from kneeling in silent protests aimed at raising awareness of racial and social injustice. The policy was put on hold, though, after the NFL Players Association filed a grievance, challenging it on the grounds that it infringed on players rights.

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Benjamin Fulford Report: "The Current Balance of Power" -- August 6, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Weekly Geo-political News and Analysis

Secret societies, secret services and religions: The current balance of power

By Benjamin Fulford, White Dragon Society

Notice to readers: This is the second of three pre-written reports as we continue our summer digital detox.

The secret war for the planet earth has been intensifying and is headed for some sort of climax. For that reason, before the autumn battles begin, its a good time to look at some of the worlds most important secret societies and the governments, religions, and agendas they are associated with.

The first thing people must understand when looking at this issue is that in the real world, spy agencies, secret societies, and armies are subservient to religions. The reason for this is that even though Mao Tse-Tung said, Power grows from the barrel of a gun, it really grows from the mind of the person holding the gun. So the battle for the planet earth is really a battle for the hearts and minds of the people who really count during a power strugglethe warriors.

Lets start with the Asian secret societies. Overall, their view right now is that the West has ruled the planet for long enough and now its their turn. However, the Asian secret societies, just like their Western counterparts, are divided into several competing groups.

The biggest is probably the Hongmen, with 55 million members, mostly located in China and in Asian communities around the world. Chinese President Xi Jinping is a member of this group. It can be seen as a sort of combination between a chamber of commerce and a gangster group. This sort of thing, by the way, is true of Western secret societies, too, because wielding big money and big power requires protection. The Hongme...


'I'll have you killed!' Duterte chastises 100+ corrupt cops in Philippines "IndyWatch Feed World"

President Rodrigo Duterte has demonstratively threatened to keep a close watch on and to neutralize suspected corrupt cops if they ever make a single mistake that taints the public image of the Philippines' police force. More than one hundred policemen, who are currently being probed for various offenses across the country, were delivered to Malacaang Palace for a public scolding by the Philippines' president, who made it clear from the start that they are totally "useless" to the country and represent a "plague" of society. "I'll be frank to the entire Philippines. If you continue your way, son of a b*tch, I will really kill you. You can be sure of that. I have nothing else to do with you fools," Duterte told the policemen, who are accused of robbery, extortion, kidnapping, rape and other corrupt actions.


"You Are Not Crazy: Taking a Time Out" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"You Are Not Crazy: Taking a Time Out"
by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM

"Sometimes as adults, we just need a time out to refocus and gather ourselves before starting out again. Most of us feel a little crazy from time to time. Periods of high stress can make us feel like were losing it, as can being surrounded by people whose values are very different from our own. Losing a significant relationship and moving into a new life situation are other events that can cause us to feel off kilter. Circumstances like these recur in our lives, and they naturally affect our mental stability. The symptoms of our state of mind can range from having no recollection of putting our car keys where we eventually find them, to wondering if were seeing things clearly when everyone around us seems to be in denial of whats going on right in front of their eyes. For most of us, the key to survival at times like these is to step back, take a deep breath, and regain our composure. Then we can decide what course of action to take.

Sometimes a time-out does the trick. We take a day off from whatever is making us feel crazy and, like magic, we feel in our right mind again. Talking to an objective friend can also help. We begin to see what it is about the situation that de...



Chilean police have raided a Vatican seminar on clerical abuse and removed a lap top, and this has Joseph speculating on what has been []

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Feminism Is A Depopulation Program "IndyWatch Feed World"

The world birth rate has halved in the last 50 years from roughly 3.6 births per woman to only 1.8. This coincides with the rise of feminism as the official world gender ideology. We have been conditioned to scoff at the idea of conspiracy. The idea that people might plan to harm others without first warning their []


At least 100 dead birds found in Oklahoma City "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dozens of birds were found dead in a Piedmont neighborhood following Wednesdays' severe storms. After severe storm's moved through early Aug. 8, residents in the Surrey Hills neighborhood near NW 121 Place and Mustang discovered at least 100 dead birds underneath a tree. FOX 25's Jeff George speculates that the tree was struck by lightning, killing the flock of birds.


Robert Steele: GOP RNC Commit Suicide, Disavow Bill Fawell for Telling the Truth About 9/11 and Sandy Hook "IndyWatch Feed World"

Robert David STEELE Vivas

If ever there was a moment in American history when the GOP/RNC could have stood  tall, this is that moment: they are disavowing a very fine candidate for Congress because he is telling the truth about 9/11 and Sandy Hook.

GOP leaders pull support for 17th District candidate

As a former spy who has run a false flag operation, as a top reviewer who has engaged with the top authors on false flag and Deep State operations (including Peter Dale Scott, the original, who has outed Dick Cheneys use of Continuity of Government (COG) to command and control the Shadow Government), I will state with absolute conviction that Bill Fawell, running in the 17th Congressional District in Illinois, is absolutely right and the President knows he is absolutely right. Bill Fawell is telling the truth about 9/11 and Sandy Hook.

Memoranda for the President on 9/11: Time for the Truth False Flag Deep State Truth!

Memoranda for the President on Sandy Hook: Is FEMA A False Flag Fake News Terrorist Node? Should #GoogleGestapo Be Closed Down?

The question voters in the 17th District need to ask themselves about the sudden withdrawal of support from state GOP leaders is this: are they stupid, or are they being bribed, blackmailed, or both?

Ill give you a hint.  They are not stupid. What has clearly happened here is that the Zionists (who are in absolute  fear of the movement I and others are leading to get 9/11 Truth on the table, and trying desperately to keep the lid on the truth) have been able to influence whether with bribery or blackmail I do not know   those who are now stabbing Bill Fawell in the back.

This is a digital assassination, just as Alex Jones wa...


Exercise treats addiction by altering brains dopamine system "IndyWatch Feed World"

New research by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions has identified a key mechanism in how exercise can help impact the brain in ways that may support treatment and even prevention strategies for addiction. Scientists in Britain previously found that just five minutes of brisk walking can alleviate withdrawal symptoms caused from giving []

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How to Treat People, Not as Bad as They Are, but as Good as You Are "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Luminita D. Saviuc via Purpose Fairy

Learn to treat people, not as bad as they are, but as good as you are. And in doing so you might become the first person in these peoples lives who treated them with the love, dignity and respect each Human Being deserves to be treated. 

It really does not matter what other people say and do. All that matters is what you yourself, say and do.

Thats all that truly matters.

And today I will share with you a list of things that are meant to inspire and empower you to treat people, not as bad as they are, but as good as you are.


1. Treat people with love

Dont fight them.

Dont resist them. (What you resist, not only does it persist, but it also grows in size, as...


Dead whale shark found on Sanibel Island, Florida "IndyWatch Feed World"

Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission scientists are trying to determine the cause of death of a 25-foot-long whale shark that was found on Sanibel Island. The waterways off Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties have been heavily impacted by red tide. FWC's Dr. Gregg Poulakis, NOAA's Dr. Jose Castro and FWC staff members performed a necropsy on the whale shark on Tuesday. The shark appeared to be newly deceased. The necropsy was part of FWC's response to the red tide that is killing marine life in southwest Florida.


Snowflakes 'furious' after Berkeley police tweet mugshots of Antifa 'activists' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Police in Berkeley, California have been criticized for tweeting out mugshots of left-wing antifa activists arrested on Sunday at a protest against a right-wing rally. The arrests took place as left-wing Antifa protesters clashed with a right-wing 'No to Marxism' rally in the city's Civic Center Park. After being criticized for failing to prevent violence at a similar event last year, police managed to keep both groups separated, and only minor scuffles broke out. Several vehicles had their tires slashed, trash cans were set on fire, and one Antifa protester smashed the window of a US Marine Corps recruiting office with a hammer.


2 dead after apparent murder-suicide at New York City hospital "IndyWatch Feed World"

Two people in their 70s have died in an alleged murder-suicide at a New York hospital, with staff telling patients that a husband shot his wife before turning the gun on himself. The deceased were found in a room on the fourth floor of Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York, after shots were reported at 9:39am local time, Westchester County Police Safety Commissioner Tom Gleason said at a press conference. He added that a .38-caliber revolver was found at the scene.


Roe deer in forest, video "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 3 August 2018 video shows a roe deer in a forest in the Veluwe region in the Netherlands.


Saudi warplanes kill Yemeni children, market clients "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 9 August 2018 video says about itself:

AFP: Yemen: An attack on a bus carrying children in rebel-held northern Yemen on Thursday left dozens of people dead or wounded, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.

Following an attack this morning on a bus driving children in Dahyan Market, northern Saada, (an ICRC-supported) hospital has received dozens of dead and wounded, the organisation said on Twitter without giving more details. Under international humanitarian law, civilians must be protected during conflict, it added.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Dozens of dead and wounded by Yemen air strike

In an air raid on a bus and a busy market in the northwest of Yemen, according to the Red Cross, dozens of people have been killed and injured. The bus transported children, reports the aid organization.

According to the head of the Red Cross in Yemen, most victims are under 10 years old. The German news agency DPA reports that at least 39 people were killed in the attack, including many children.

The attack...


Woman is harassed for being muscular (but theres a silver lining) "IndyWatch Feed World"

First, there was fat shaming, then came orthorexia (where we shame people who want to be healthy), and then we gave women who were thin a hassle and now, women who are too strong. RELATED STORY: Plus-sized model speaks out after confronting a body-shamer on a plane But while this kind of thing might have []

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Someday this tiny spider bot could perform surgery inside your body "IndyWatch Feed World"

The experimental robots could also fix airplane engines and find disaster victims.

A team of Harvard University researchers recently achieved a major breakthrough in robotics, engineering a tiny spider robot using tech that could one day work inside your body to repair tissues or destroy tumors. Their work could not only change medicineby eliminating invasive surgeriesbut could also have an impact on everything from how industrial machines are maintained to how disaster victims are rescued.

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How Toms of Maines founder created a fast-fashion alternative "IndyWatch Feed World"

Tom Chappells latest challenge: creating a 100% organic, sustainable-wool clothing line.

When Tom Chappell, the founder of Toms of Maine, one of the first commercially successful brands of natural toothpaste, finalized the deal to sell his company to Colgate for $100 million in the spring of 2006, he decided to take some time off to explore Wales on foot with one of his sons. They hiked eight to ten hours per day, going from farmhouse to farmhouse.

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Natural measles immunitybetter protection and more long-term benefits than Vaccines "IndyWatch Feed World"

By the World Mercury Project team Stories about vaccines in the popular press tend to be unabashedly one-sided, generally portraying vaccination as a universal (and essential) good with virtually no down side. This unscientific bias is particularly apparent in news reports about measles, which often are little more than hysterical diatribes against the unvaccinated. RELATED STORY: USA []

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Nicholas Kollerstrom: In Solidarity with Alex Jones Sandy Hook a transitional occurrence in state-sponsored terror nobody died in an exercise with crisis actors "IndyWatch Feed World"

Nicholas Kollerstrom: In Solidarity with Alex JonesA transitional occurrence in state-sponsored terror nobody died in an exercise with crisis actors

Mr. President,

The Sandy Hook event was a great transitional moment in modern state-fabricated terror. Before it, we had events such as 9/11 and the London bombings of 2005, in which a lot of people died. After it, there are mockup events with actors and fake blood, which are a lot cheaper and easier to arrange. Since 2012 state-terror events have used crisis actors. This is alas the main art-form of the 21st century, whereby the Deep State gets its wars going.

Before Sandy Hook, there would be drills or wargames which were arranged to synchronize with the event: the perpetrators would cause them to go live so that real terror then took place. Thereby the State was able to blame some external Enemy, for what it had done. But things changed in 2012 with mere actors and dummies being used to scare everyone. The Sandy Hook nightmare killer Adam Lanza never existed, he was just a mockup. The state of Newton had received a grant from Homeland Security to run the drill. But, the drama of the event acquired a bit too much realism and spilled over into newspaper headlines.

There were for example no bullet marks in any school classroom, no bodies of little kids taken by ambulance into hospitals none of that happened: there were just a load of crisis actors, and A LOT of state money going into Newtown to keep everyone quiet.

Those families in Newtown were not real. The kids existed, but they were several years older than the pictures we all saw: many of those dead kids were rewarded by appearing at the Super Bowl concert with Beyonc months later. It was pointed out that they were evidently the same but about twelve years of age.

Of the twenty families involved with the children, all were home-owners in Newtown. Many had just moved in before the event and all had their mortgages paid off shortly before. That was a key part of the process whereby they were manipulated to go along with the story.

Mr. President, it is your business to appoint someone who can detail all those fake families who came together in Newton, and examine birth and death certificates, school records, etc. Get a full statement from the FBI, whose records c...


Flood death toll reaches 76 in Assam, India - 90,000 still affected "IndyWatch Feed World"

The flood situation in Assam improved on Saturday although one person died in the deluge and nearly 90,000 people are still affected in 11 districts of the state. According to a report by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), one person lost his life at Mayong revenue circle in Morigaon district. With this, the total number of people losing their lives in this year's flood related cases has gone up to 76, including eight in Guwahati. The ASDMA said around 90,000 people are suffering at present in Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Barpeta, Morigaon, Nagaon, Karbi Anglong, Golaghat, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Karimganj and Cachar districts.


Berto Jongman: Laurence Kotlikoff Is Our Government Intentionally Hiding $21 Trillion in Spending [On Deep State Projects Including Secret Space and Underground Mind Control Facilities]? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Berto Jongman

Is Our Government Intentionally Hiding $21 Trillion In Spending?

This column is co-authored with Mark Skidmore, a Professor of Economics at Michigan State University.

In our prior column, Mark and I wrote about $21 trillion in unaccounted government transactions, primarily on defense. The DODs (Department of Defense) as well as HUDs (Department of Housing and Urban Development) Offices of Inspector General (OIG) reference these transactions as unsupported journal voucher adjustments. This is polite accounting language for lost, hidden or stolen money. If such adjustments were small, it would be one thing. But they totaled some $21 trillion between 1998 and 2015!

. . .

Trillions in unaccounted outlays, if thats whats involved here, is trillions of our tax dollars being spent without our knowledge. If thats the case, were talking about the biggest government financial deception in the history of the country.

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Phi Beta Iota: Apart from US Government spending being documented as 50% waste on average across all policy domains, with defense and housing being the largest, there has clearly been grand theft and secret spending on scales most cannot imagine.  There is also the off  the books funding associated with the covert captured and theft of gold, and the drug trade that was facilitated by NAFTA. In brief, we are not living in heaven on earth because the US Government went rogue on us, and allowed itself to be turned into a Shadow Government serving the Deep State instead of the public interest.

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Overwhelmed at work? You might be making things hard for yourself "IndyWatch Feed World"

These 4 self-sabotaging behaviors are probably hindering you from doing your best work.

You know that work is supposed to be challengingbut theres no way its supposed to be this challenging.

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How Does Canada Escape Prosecution for Genocide? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Can Canada continue to commit what is an enumerated act of genocide by the UNGC [United Nations Genocide Convention] and excuse itself by continuing to say that it is not intending what the Genocide Treaty recognizes as the result of such an act ?

Tamara Starblanket1

Genocide is a heinous crime that fractures and dehumanizes humanity. Science tells us that we are all taxonomically Homo sapiens. Yet most of us tend to divide into Us and Them groupings, sometimes leading to in-group and out-group competition that can turn violent. In the worst cases, the monstrous result is the decimation of the different group.

The carrying out of a genocide doesnt require annihilatory bombing or the mowing down of a particular targetted group. Neither does genocide require a lightning temporality in execution. Genocide merely requires the intent to bring about the destruction of a targetted group by whatever manner, unbounded by a specific timeframe. Humans steer genocide: a malicious force capable of an evil genius in linguistically guising its execution, as well as being capable of extreme patience in achieving its pernicious aims.

A particular example of an under-the-radar genocide is that carried out by European settler-colonialists who denationalized all the Original Nations of the western hemisphere. There are non-indigenous people who are aware and acknowledge that genocide occurred, but few would realize or acknowledge that the genocide continues. That is much of the importance of Tamara Starblankets Suffer the Little Children: Genocide, Indigenous Nations and the Canadian State (Clarity Press, 2018).

Starblanket is a Nehiyaw iskwew (Cree woman) from Ahtahkakoop First Nation in Treaty Six Territory in the region colonially designated as Shell Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada. Her Suffer the Little Children is based on her Master of Laws thesis which, she relates, met with obstruction from C...


Bermuda fireworms, why they glow "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 18 December 2012 video from the American Museum of Natural History in the USA says about itself:

Glowing in the Ocean

Learn about bioluminescence in this sing-along animation featuring three glow-in-the-dark creatures: the anglerfish, a Bermuda fireworm, and a blue-ringed octopus.

Only the top layer of the ocean gets a lot of sunlight. Many marine animals arent in the dark, however, because they make their own light.

Some animals, like the Bermuda fireworm, use a process called bioluminescence. Chemicals in their bodies mix together to produce cold light, which doesnt give off any heat.

Some bioluminescent animals, like the anglerfish, get their glow from tiny microbes that live inside special light organs in their bodies.

The blue-ringed octopus uses fluorescence, another process that can cause things to glow. When disturbed, blue circular rings flash all over its body. Instead of making their own light, they can absorb and re-emit light from outside their bodies.

From the American Museum of Natural History:

Study illuminates genes behind beautiful glow of Bermuda fireworms

Unique enzyme powers bioluminescent worms mating swarm

August 8, 2018

A new study led by researchers at the American Museum of Natural History looks at the genes behind an incredible, luminous seasonal mating display produced by swarms of bioluminescent marine Bermuda fireworms. The new research, published today in the journal PLOS ONE, confirms that the enzymes responsible for the fireworms glow are unique among bioluminescent animals and entirely unlike those seen in...


Preston James: Mind Control & Other New Technologies "IndyWatch Feed World"

Preston James

Developing, Mastering and Weaponizing new technology to control you

Not only has the Ruling Cabal deployed its newly developed high technology to spy on us all, but has weaponized it to entrain the minds of the masses to conform to their Globalist NWO Agenda and policies.

Phi Beta Iota: Worth a full read. It is clear now that elements of the secret shadow government that serves the Deep State have a multi-trillion dollar budget that is completely off  the books, unknown to Congress, and to some extent financed by drug trafficking against our own citizens. Note in the article above the topic of weaponized bacteria one can only wonder if the flesh eating bacteria are the result of an experiment gone wrong at a deep underground facility financed outside the rule of law and public interest.

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Pizza Hut has a new robot waiter in Korea, and were booking a ticket to Seoul "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dilly Plate made its debut at a Pizza Hut in Seoul.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have a little competition in pizza fandom.

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Rothschild Worried About New World Economic Order "IndyWatch Feed World"

Jacob Rothschild has voiced concern about the global financial system that was established after WWII. The billionaire banker points to the US-China trade war and eurozone crisis as the key problems putting economic order at risk. In 9/11 and in the 2008 financial crisis, the powers of the world worked together with a common approach. []


Market Talk- August 9, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

The strategic war of words continues between the US and China and with it, the ebb and flow of the Chinese stock markets. Given that the US has weathered all of these headlines, it is doubtful it will start now. There is talk that the domestic indices are receiving a helping hand, but then with todays better than expected data release (12.2% Exports) that talk sounds questionable. Shanghai closed up 1.85% having made this advance just after the opening. The index managed to hold this level for the balance of the day whilst the currency (CNY) gave only marginal money back. The Hang Seng managed a near 1% appreciation also, which was impressive after the negative start. Another impressive performance was seen in the Nikkei even though it finished down on the day. After opening with a 1% decline, it spent the rest of the day trading recovering. The Yen continues to play around the 111 figure, as it tries to decide if it is a safe-haven currency or not! The SENSEX is back with a bid as the INR is back with the offer! As the currency depreciates, so we see a bid for stocks. We are admittedly still in summer volume mode, but even given that the index is pressing back at record highs. This is all about the strength of the US Dollar and the balanced battle between private and public waves.

The Euro seemed more in focus today than core European stock indices. Last seen down -0.5% playing around the hugely influential 1.1550 level, is going to be key for Fridays close. We cracks in the Euro and the fragments seen in some peripheral bond spreads are starting to way on confidence. Today the Greek 10yr yield added 10 basis points to push the yield above 4% will pile on the refinancing costs, even as they make the break. Turkey remain volatile as currency, bonds and stocks feel the pressures. Core closed plus or minus 0.3%, as summer volumes dictates movement. BREXIT is starting to hit headlines again this week as PM Theresa May finally requests ministers to prepare for a possible No Deal! Sterling has been under pressure for much of the week, but today finally sees the Euro challenging as the biggest decliner. We do see a host of UK data releases tomorrow so, after US numbers also the close Friday will probably be scrut...


Betty Boop: France Legalizes Pedophila Any Child, Any Age "IndyWatch Feed World"

France Passes Law Saying Children Can Consent To Sex With Adults

President Macrons government has voted against having an age of consent in France, becoming the latest nation to give in to pressure from an international network of liberal activists determined to normalize pedophilia and decriminalize sex with children across the world.

Federal law in France now has no legal age of consent, meaning adults who have sex with children of any age will not be prosecuted for rape if the child victim is unable to prove violence, threat, duress, or surprise.

Phi Beta Iota: President Macron, who has no children of his own, is suspected by many in France to be a Satanist and a murderous pedophile. We have no direct knowledge.

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Fortnite for Android is here (if youve got a Samsung phone) "IndyWatch Feed World"

For a few days, at least, owners of a bunch of Galaxy phones and tablets will get bragging rights.

For a certain type of personyou know who you arethe wait for Epics gaming smash Fortnite to be available on Android has been excruciating. But if thats you, and youve got the right Samsung phone or tablet, the wait ends today.

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Computings Hippocratic oath is here "IndyWatch Feed World"

Cherri M. Pancake writes about the Association for Computing Machinerys new code of ethics, two years in the making.

Computing professionals are on the front lines of almost every aspect of the modern world. Theyre involved in the response when hackers steal the personal information of hundreds of thousands of people from a large corporation. Their work can protector jeopardizecritical infrastructures, such as electrical grids and transportation lines. And the algorithms they write may determine who gets a job, who is approved for a bank loan, or who gets released on bail.

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With Samsungs new Galaxy Note9, the pen is mightier than ever "IndyWatch Feed World"

The companys newest phone comes with something that your current phone doesnt: a tiny remote control.

Samsungs Galaxy Note line, which debuted in 2011, popularized the idea of smartphones with what originally seemed like bizarrely large screens. In recent years, the rest of the market has followed its lead. So the big news with the Galaxy Note9, which the company is unveiling today at an event in New York, isnt the display real estate. At 6.4, its large but not that large, and not enough bigger than last years 6.3 Galaxy Note8 to care about.

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Saharan dust causes orange haze above Southwest Florida "IndyWatch Feed World"

Do you notice anything unusual about our sky today? If you look closely, you'll see a slight orange haze above Southwest Florida over the next few days. This haze was very evident around sunrise Wednesday morning looking east. The image below was taken around 7 a.m. from downtown Fort Myers. The source of this orange haze is a layer of dry dusty air originating from the Sahara Desert that's traveled over 6 thousand miles from Africa to South Florida!


Puerto Rico concedes: Death toll from Hurricane Maria is 20 times higher than estimates "IndyWatch Feed World"

The number has been revised to 1,427 people.

The government of Puerto Rico has quietly revised the death toll from Hurricane Maria. While initial government reports put the number at 64, that number has now been revised to 1,427 people. The news, first spotted by the New York Times, was tucked into a request to Congress asking for $139 billion in recovery funds.

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Nunes strikes out against FBI for omitting 'exculpatory evidence' in Carter Page surveillance warrant "IndyWatch Feed World"

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes claimed Monday that the FBI and Justice Department failed to include exculpatory evidence in surveillance warrant applications against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. "There is exculpatory evidence that we have seen, of classified documents that need to be declassified," Nunes said in an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity. "Exculpatory in nature in what way? Exculpatory in what way?" Hannity asked.


Move over LinkedIn, Facebook wants to be the place to find a mentor "IndyWatch Feed World"

Last year, the social media giant dipped its toes in online mentorship. Now they are getting serious.

Facebook is gearing up to mine what it sees as a massive opportunity to engage its users by offering mentorship through its Groups channel.

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Shallow M5.8 earthquake strikes Greenland sea, followed by M4.6 "IndyWatch Feed World"

A shallow magnitude 5.8 earthquake was reported Greenland Sea, at a depth of 10 km, according to the United States Geological Survey. An earthquake of this magnitude is considered to be moderate. It struck at Aug 07, 2018 at 01:57:09 UTZ. USGS reports that this quake event was manually reviewed. USGS alert level for this quake is 'green' which mean an estimate of zero fatalities and less than $1 million in losses.


Jews only: Israel stokes tensions by banning Muslims from Ibrahimi mosque for Jewish holidays "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Israeli authorities have decided to shut down the Ibrahimi mosque, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, for Muslims and non-Jewish visitors allowing only Jews into the holy site, for Jewish holidays. The Acting Head of Hebron Endowment, Jalal al-Rajabi, said that the Israeli authorities will shut down the site from 10 p.m. Wednesday until 10 p.m. Thursday, pointing out that the doors of the mosque will open to Muslim worshipers on Friday for the call to prayer. Al-Rajabi added that the Muslim call to prayer will also be banned during the shutdown period.


Greek island Tilos, pro-refugees, pro-ecology "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

The BBC Travel Show Tilos

30 September 2017

In this segment I travel to the island of Tilos in Greece. The island is becoming the first in Greece to generate sustainable energy using the power of the sun and wind.

In June 2008, Anastassios Aliferis, the Socialist mayor of the island, performed the first same-sex marriages in Greece, citing a legal loophole and defying claims of illegality by a Greek prosecutor.

Translated from Conny Keesen, Dutch NOS TV correspondent in Greece, 6 August 2018:

Tilos: the first sustainable island in the Mediterranean

Solar panels, a windmill and a plant that converts and bundles all generated energy: Greek Tilos is ready for it. Ready to become the first island in the Mediterranean that largely runs on sun and wind.

The remote island, located between Kos and Rhodes, has always been a pioneer in nature conservation. Rare birds live in the rugged mountains, special plants grow and underground rivers flow. Now Tilos goes a step further.

Countries that do not have as much sun and wind as we can do it anyway?, Mayor Maria Kamma wonders. We have been working on clean energy here for a long time, and on this island we are growing up with awareness for nature and the environment.

Nature reserve

In 2012 Kamma was chosen as mayor. She followed in the footsteps of Tassos Aliferis, a convinced environmentalist. For example, he already imposed a hunting ban on the island in 1993; then still unique in Greece.

He made sure that the island became officially a nature reserve. By promoting ecotourism, he managed to attract hikers and conservationists to the island. Tilos now receives about 13,000 tourists a year and together they form the main source of income for the approximately 500 residents.

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BuzzFeed cheers YouTube for tagging wrong-think videos with liberal propaganda "IndyWatch Feed World"

YouTube is now adding fact checks to videos that question climate change, BuzzFeed News has confirmed, as a part of its ongoing effort to combat the rampant misinformation and conspiratorial fodder on its platform. On July 9, the company added a blurb of text underneath some videos about climate change, which provided a scientifically accurate explainer. The text comes from the Wikipedia entry for global warming and states that "multiple lines of scientific evidence show that the climate system is warming." This new feature follows YouTube's announcement in March that it would place descriptions from Wikipedia and Encyclopedia Britannica next to videos on topics that spur conspiracy theories, such as the moon landing and the Oklahoma City bombing. In doing the same for climate videos, the company seems to be wading into more fraught and complex intellectual territory.


The New York Timess redesign proves journalism matters more than ever "IndyWatch Feed World"

The newspaper studied readers and prototyped extensively to find better ways to surface news and analysis.

The New York Times is rolling out a new homepage, one that will show off the staples of its digital journalism: its briefings, the audio newscast The Daily, newsletters, and groups of stories that editors have chosen.

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Technetronic Enslavement: Life Inside the Matrix of Control "IndyWatch Feed World"


The march of modern progress has brought forth many advances for humanity, and yet man is lost. Read More


Saudi Arabia could be bankrupt by 2020 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Saudi Arabias cash reserves are in free-fall and the country could have only five years of financial assets remaining due in large part to the fall in oil prices, according to a report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

In its World Economic and Financial Surveys, released every October, the IMF said that the kingdom will suffer a negative 21.6 per cent General Government Overall Fiscal Balance in 2015 and a 19.4 per cent negative balance in 2016, a massive increase from only -3.4 per cent in 2014.

Saudi Arabia currently has $654.5 billion in foreign reserves, but the cash is disappearing quickly.

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency has withdrawn $70 billion in funds managed by overseas financial institutions, and has lost almost $73 billion since oil prices slumped, according to Al-Jazeera. Saudi Arabia generates 90 per cent of its income from oil.


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How Norse Greenlanders once dominated the walrus ivory trade "IndyWatch Feed World"

For years, archaeologists have wondered why the Norse settled on Greenland's inhospitable, ice-bound edges at the end of the first millennium A.D. The living certainly wasn't easy-so why did they stay, and how did they survive? The Norse communities farmed and fished. But a new study suggests that they had another valuable source of support: trading valuable walrus ivory with an avid European market. Walrus ivory was popular in early medieval Europe, prized as an exotic material from the far-flung north. Churches were decorated with tusks, and elaborately carved chessman played their way across the boards of the elite. But until now, researchers were unsure where exactly the ivory was being sourced from: the icy eastern waters of Scandinavia, or the remote western reaches of Greenland?


Cord-cutting slows down, but not for satellite TV "IndyWatch Feed World"

New data suggests Dish Network and DirecTV are still shedding traditional pay-TV customers.

Pity the poor satellite-TV providers. Maybe the idea of getting your TV from a giant dish seemed great at one time, but in the age of cord-cutting its looking more and more like a relic from an earlier era.

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UN gender equality official accused of being a 'predator' amid investigation into sexual misconduct "IndyWatch Feed World"

A prominent UN adviser has been exposed by Newsweek as the man at the center of a 14-month-long investigation into sexual abuse. The report accuses him of making repeated unwanted advances towards younger men. Last December, UN Women, the agency responsible for women's empowerment and equality, published a low-key statement mentioning that an investigation had been opened into an unnamed official. The Newsweek report now claims that the man is India-born Ravi Karkara, who worked as senior adviser to the former deputy executive director of UN Women, Lakshmi Puri, until recently. Karkara remains on leave while collecting full pay. Meanwhile, several officials have been putting pressure on the organization to complete the probe and reform its internal practices. According to Newsweek, which spoke to several lawyers and activists familiar with the case, as well as to one of the alleged victims, "the sexual misconduct accusations against Karkara include touching or grabbing a subordinate's genitals in a hotel room, using work devices to send pornography and follow-up questions to male subordinates, creating a climate of sexual innuendo and obscene gestures in the workplace, and using his position and access as leverage to initiate sexual encounters." They concern "at least seven or eight men" who have admitted being subject of unsolicited attention.


Todays medical doctors get virtually ZERO nutrition instruction in medical school "IndyWatch Feed World"


Todays medical doctors get virtually ZERO nutrition instruction in medical school a steep price to pay for most of their patients

One hundred years ago, in 1918, American doctors attended substandard medical schools and earned less than $2,500 on average per year. Read More


Italy: Senate overturns mandatory vaccination law, prepares 'freedom of choice' option "IndyWatch Feed World"

Italy's upper house of parliament has voted through legislation from the ruling anti-establishment government to remove the legal obligation to vaccinate schoolchildren. A law compelling children to have 10 vaccinations in order to enrol at state schools came into effect in March, after a surge in the number of measles cases. But the Five Star Movement and the League, which formed a ruling coalition two months ago, pledged to scrap the vaccination obligation during the run-up to elections in March, courting the so-called "anti-vax" vote. The new legislation puts Italy out of step with other European countries such as France and Germany, which have been bolstering vaccine regulation. Critics say the government is eroding faith in science and nine Italian regional administrations that oppose the repeal have said they intend to appeal to the constitutional court or bring in their own laws to reinstate compulsory vaccines.


Saudi Arabias Bin Salman Savagely Lashes Out, From Yemen to Qatar to Canada "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mohamed Bin Salman is at it again. The yacht-loving Renaissance art collector who tried to pull the wool over the eyes of the American elite this spring is a serial diplomatic disaster.

Bin Salmans plans for a transition of Saudi Arabia from being an oil giant to being a financial hub depend heavily on international confidence and investment. Those plans have crashed and burned, in large part because Bin Salman is like a young bearded Donald Trump, erratic and alternately angry and foolish. Foreign Direct Investment in Saudi Arabia collapsed in the past year, as Bin Salman scared investors off with his various rampages. His hopes for an IPO of the Saudi Aramco petroleum company have receded. Electric cars and renewables are coming on fast (renewables just hit a terawatt globally), and the lions share of Saudi Arabias economy depends on an increasingly worthless petroleum.

He launched a catastrophic air war on Yemen in 2015 to defeat the Houthi rebel group that took over north Yemen. Thousands of deaths and injuries later, with hundreds of thousands displaced and millions on the verge of starvation, the war grinds on.

AP has just reported that in this desperate attack on the rival Houthis of Yemen, Saudi Arabia has de facto allied with the al-Qaeda fighters who are also combatting the Houthis. Since the US gives Saudi Arabia logistical and strategic support in this war, it means that Riyadh has dragged Washington into another al-Qaeda alliance, as though this were Afghanistan in the 1980s.

He kidnapped and imprisoned a whole bevy of other princes, confining them in the Ritz Carlton Riyadh until they forked over billions to him. He abducted the sitting prime minister of Lebanon and tried to force him to resign (this plot failed). He blockaded Qatar and appears to have plotted a military invasion of Doha, which was thwarted by Turkey and by Rex Tillerson who allegedly lost his job over it when the Saudis and the UAE whispered in Trumps ear. Thats right Saudi Arabia is a Trump whisperer.

I think there is increasing evidence that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were part of the plot to put Trump into office and then to manipulate him, a story the Washington press often ignores in favor of a sole fixation on Russia.

After the Canadian foreign minister (a woman) called for the release of Saudi prisoners of conscience (an atheist and a womens rights activist), the Saudi monarchy marked Canada for social death. Riyadh expelled the Canadian ambassa...


How following a schedule improved my creativity "IndyWatch Feed World"

Creativity doesnt happen out of nowhere. You have to work hard (and consistently) to make it happen.

If I asked you to identify a piece of work that youre particularly proud of (and describe your process), how does that look? Did you have a lightbulb moment and finish everything in one go, or did you work diligently with some breaks, struggles, and frustrations in between?

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The little live-TV streaming service that could "IndyWatch Feed World"

Unlike other cable TV alternatives, FuboTV has no legacy business to lean on. Thats both a blessing and curse.

David Gandler, the cofounder and CEO of FuboTV, is tired of hearing that his live-TV streaming startup is an underdog.

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China vows to maintain trade with Iran, ignores 'with us or against us' threats from US "IndyWatch Feed World"

Washington's unilateral anti-Iran campaign has nothing to do with international law and fair trade, and thus the threat of potential sanctions won't affect Beijing's sovereign right to freely choose its business partners. "China's commercial cooperation with Iran is open and transparent, reasonable, fair and lawful, not violating any United Nations Security Council resolutions," the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement to Reuters. "China's lawful rights should be protected." The ministry also reminded Washington that Beijing follows a consistent policy of opposing any "unilateral sanctions and long-armed jurisdiction" indiscriminately practiced by the US against members of the international community. Beijing reaffirmed its stance on US sanctions at a sensitive time in Sino-American relations, full of trade disputes and China's repeated accusations that Trump is pursuing unfair protectionist policies. In recent months, the countries have slapped each other with reciprocal trade tariffs, with even more levies set to come into force later in August.


US to impose new sanctions on Russia over Skripal poisoning "IndyWatch Feed World"

US to impose new sanctions on Russia over Skripal poisoning | 09 Aug 2018 | The US is imposing new sanctions on Russia over the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the UK. The measures are scheduled to go into effect on or around August 22, according to the State Department. The accusation comes despite there being zero evidence suggesting Moscow was behind the attack. A State Department official told reporters in a conference call on Wednesday that Washington informed Russia "this afternoon" about the sanctions.


Russian embassy: 'US refuses to provide evidence to prove Russia's involvement in Skripal incident' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Washington has not provided any facts and evidence to prove Moscow's involvement in the Skripal incident, the Russian embassy in the United States said in a statement. "On August 8, 2018, our Deputy Chief of Mission was informed in the State Department of new "draconian" sanctions against Russia for far-fetched accusations of using the "Novichok" nerve agent against a UK citizen S.Skripal and his daughter by the "Russian Government". We grew accustomed to not hearing any facts or evidence," the statement reads. "The American side refused to answer our follow-up questions, claiming that the information is classified," the embassy added. "However, we were told that the US has enough intel to conclude that 'Russia is to blame'," the Russian diplomatic mission said. The US Department of State said earlier in a statement that Washington was imposing new sanctions on Moscow over its alleged involvement in the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in the British city of Salisbury. The first round of sanctions will take effect on August 22, while a second round may be introduced in 90 days in case Russia fails to meet certain conditions, the State Department said.


40 Years Later, One Member of the MOVE 9 Walks Free "IndyWatch Feed World"

Forty years ago this week, on Aug. 8, 1978, Philadelphia police launched a massive attack on the house of MOVE, a radical, back-to-nature, anti-police-brutality and largely African-American organization. As MOVEs women and children huddled in the basement, firefighters blasted the house with at least four high-pressure fire hoses, filling the cellar with water. Police used a bulldozer and fired tear gas into the house. One young MOVE member, Delbert Orr Africa (MOVE members assumed the surname Africa in honor of the groups founder, John Africa), emerged shirtless from the house, with arms raised. With TV cameras rolling, police mercilessly beat him, kicking him in the ribs and head.

Amidst a burst of gunfire that morning, Philadelphia Police Officer James Ramp was killed. While all MOVE members denied using firearms, nine were convicted of third-degree murder for the officers death, each given 30- to 100-year sentences. They became known as the MOVE 9. Veteran Philadelphia journalist Linn Washington Jr. wrote last June, Evidence furthermore indicates that police gunfire accidentally killed the policeman.

Two of the MOVE 9 died behind bars. Debbie Sims Africa was 22 years old and eight months pregnant on that summer day in 1978. After almost 40 years, she was the first to get parole, 10 years beyond her minimum release date. She left prison on June 16, 2018, into the arms of her son, Michael Jr.

The MOVE organization seeks to honor and protect all living things whether they are human beings, dogs, birds, fish, trees, ants, weeds, rivers, wind or rain, according to a MOVE website. They advocate for clean air, clean water and pure food. Debbie Africa appeared on the Democracy Now! news hour, speaking into a television camera brought into her sons suburban Philadelphia home since her parole conditions prohibit her traveling into the city center.

Debbie Africa described how she gave birth in her jail cell not long after her arrest, without alerting the guards: Very quietly, she said, armed with the principle of motherhood and just the teachings of John Africa. She continued: I was determined to not let them know, because I didnt want to be forced to the hospital. I didnt want to be force-fed. I didnt want any kind of violation against my body or him. I wanted to do whatever I could to protect him. She managed to keep him for three days unbeknownst to prison officials. When they discovered the baby, Michael Africa Jr. was taken away. Sitting next to his newly freed mother on Democracy Now!, as he approaches his 40th birthday, he said he was raised as a community kid.

In 1985, MOVE was attacked again by the Philadelphia police as they tried to evict them once more, this time from a different home. Ramona Africa was inside...


The Truly Most Evil Enemy -- The Deep States Traitors "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Truly Most Evil Enemy

The Deep States Traitors

The Luciferian revolution against God and Nature

The rich and powerful, more precisely the banksters, are using their power to oppress the weak, and are essentially destroying the economy. The curtain is now being pulled back to fully expose the Khazarian Mafia and its evil plan to infiltrate and tyrannise the whole World and eradicate all Abrahamic Religions and allow only for their Babylonian Talmudism, also known as Luciferianism, Satanism or ancient Baal worship.

The swamps satanic possession is the result of a very well organised long-term conspiracy to establish the New World Order, based on the Luciferian revolution against God and Nature.

The Financial Institutions have by degrees obtained almost entire dominion over the circulating monies, and with it, the power to increase or diminish the price of property and to levy taxes on the people in the form of premiums and interest to an amount only limited by the quantity of counterfeit paper currency it is enabled to issue. The source of the evil that drives the Rothschild Khazarian Mafia (RKM) is taken from the Babylonian Talmud. It is based on religious delusions of racial superiority.

The Rothschilds designed the private fiat banking system that specialised in making counterfeit money from nothing, charging insidious usury to governments while this should have been the peoples own money, free from interest charges. The fake money idea came from the black art of Babylonian money-magic, claiming to insiders that such technology and secret money power was given to them by Baal, because of their frequent child-bleeding sacrifices and rituals to Baal.



Silurian fossil worm discovery "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 30 January 2017 video says about itself:

500-million year-old species offers insights into the lives of ancient legged worms

A new species of lobopodian, a worm-like animal with soft legs from the Cambrian period (541 to 485 million years ago), has been described for the first time from fossils found in the Burgess Shale in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Details of the new species, called Ovatiovermis cribratus, are being published in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology this week.

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From the University of Oxford in England:

New species of rare ancient worm discovered in fossil hotspot

August 8, 2018

Scientists have discovered a new species of lobopodian, an ancient relative of modern-day velvet worms, in 430 million-years-old Silurian rocks in Herefordshire, UK.

The team, comprising researchers from the universities of Oxford, Yale, Leicester and Manchester, and Imperial College London, has been able to three-dimensionally reconstruct the exceptionally well-preserved fossil using digital technology.

The research is reported in the Royal Society journal Open Science.

First author Derek Siveter, Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences at Oxford University and Honorary Research Associate at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, said: Lobopodians are extremely rare in the fossil record, except in the Cambrian Period. Worm-like creatures with legs, they are an ancestral marine relative of modern-day velvet worms, or onychophorans predators that live in vegetation, mainly in southern latitudes.

This new lobopodian, which we hav...



A couple of days ago I blogged about DARPA's quest for a "new electronics", and the day before that, about steam locomotives and typewriters. []

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A haunting speculative proposal for the Grenfell Tower memorial "IndyWatch Feed World"

It would be a tragedy in itself to be left with a water fountain and a plaque as a memorial, say architects JAA Studio.

A year after a devastating fire broke out in West Londons Grenfell Tower, taking 72 lives and injuring scores of residents as it burned for over 60 hours at a blazing 1,800 degrees, a local architecture firm, JAA Studio, has proposed a stark memorialone that keeps the haunting, charred remains of the structure intact, in a powerful vision of remembrance of a tragedy riddled with controversy.

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On Monday I entertained some really high octane speculation about why the Union Pacific Railroad is going to all the expense to refurbish old []

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7 ways to show emotional intelligence in a job interview "IndyWatch Feed World"

Its one of the top job skills of the future, but how do you convey something intangible like EQ in a job interview?

Yes, having solid technical skills is important in landing a job, but maybe not as important as you might think. In fact, in a recent survey of more than 2,600 hiring managers and human resource professionals, 71% stated they valued emotional intelligence in an employee over IQ. Whats more, 75% said they were more likely to promote a highly emotionally intelligent worker; and 59% claimed theyd pass up a candidate with a high IQ but low emotional intelligence.

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(Video) The Quantum Shift with Dr. Sam Mugzzi, Kent Dunn, and Drake Bailey -- August 7, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Published on Aug 8, 2018

Have some fun with us and we explore the unknown reality and our new world.

A2 milk is not your poisoned milks. You need to know the difference and why you need fats to create stem cells that rebuild your body. People that are lactose intolerant, they drink A1 milk.


This one tweet illustrates the irony of identity politics "IndyWatch Feed World"

If you want to see identity politics on display in all of its deranged glory, check out this tweet from The Hill: "Openly gay Dem wins House primary, would be first Native American woman elected to Congress." The Washington Post had something similar for its headline: "Democrats pick gay, Native American nominee in Kansas 3rd." Let's leave aside the fact that Elizabeth Warren is already the first Native American woman elected to Congress. The larger point is that the woman's actual name is left out of the tweet and the headline to make room for a long series of labels. Unintentionally, The Hill and the Post have illustrated the great irony of identity politics: it deprives you of identity.


Restored Republic via a GCR as of Aug. 9, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Aug 9, 2018

Compiled 9 Aug. 12:01 am EST by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret. CEO, Child Abuse Recovery, Author, Twenty Two Faces, Byingtons Before Its News articles on a Cabal Vatican-sponsored international pedophile Child Trafficking Ring:

Source: Dinar Chronicles

The below is a summary of information from the Internet. It would be up to the individual reader to decide whether or not it is valid. Patience is a Virtue. Having Virtue is a sign of a good moral being. Good moral beings have the power to overcome evil and change the world.

A. Aug. 8 2018 TNT Call Ray, Tony: 

1. The Dinar was now international.

2. We were waiting for announcement of the Iraqi election recount, after which the Dinar rates were expected to change on bank screens and the 800#s released. That announcement has been moved to tomorrow Aug. 9. (Our Wed. night Aug. 8 - early Thurs. morning Aug. 9 in the US)

3. The Rial was not in the first basket. It may RV in five years or so.

4. Zimbabwe was wanting to get the Zim up to $ .72. They were storing their gold and diamond reserves so this could happen.

B. Aug. 8 2018 12:22 pm EST Intel Alert: Operation Disclosure: GCR/RV Intel Alert for August 8, 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. The Caba......


'Syria has become safer': Returning refugees explain urge to come back home "IndyWatch Feed World"

As the Syrian Army moves closer to regaining control over the last remaining militant-occupied areas, a growing number of refugees are returning to begin rebuilding their lives. RT asked some of them why they are coming home. Between January and October of last year, 700,000 Syrians returned home from abroad, according to UN data. One man who's already moved back to Aleppo told RT that normality was returning to the city as infrastructure and utilities were being repaired after more than seven years of civil war. "We opened a shop here," he said, upon his family's return to the city. "Thank God the electricity is back and life went back to normal again." Another man making the trip from Lebanon by bus said they're thinking of moving back because it's become safer.


Capitalism, socialism and the New York Times "IndyWatch Feed World"

This June 2017 video is called Socialism In America Abby Martin.

By Niles Niemuth in the USA:

The New York Times and the specter of socialism

8 August 2018

After decades of systematically ignoring any opposition to capitalism, the media has suddenly recognized the broad-based support for socialist ideas in the United States.

The New York Times published a comment by Democratic Party pundit Michael Tomasky this week offering friendly advice to the capitalist elite to address the problem.

Under the headline, What are capitalists thinking?, Tomasky writes: Ive been fretting lately about the state of mind of Americas capitalists. All these socialists coming out of the woodwork must have them in quite a lather. So I write today with some friendly advice for the capitalist class about said socialists. You want fewer socialists? Easy. Stop creating them.

Tomasky cites the fact that young people today are burdened with student debt and will be the first modern generation that cannot expect better living standards than their parents; that the rich have only gotten richer, and the response of the government has been to slash their taxes; that while young people saw their parents lose their homes and jobs in the 2008 financial crisis, they saw the bankers who crashed the economy receiving golden parachutes worth tens of millions of dollars; and that since 2008, they have seen corporations pile up record profits and pump billions into stock buybacks instead of raising workers wages or guaranteeing decent health...


(Video) X22 Report -- Episode 1633: Confused on What's Happening | Deep State's List Ditch Effort "IndyWatch Feed World"

Published on Aug 8, 2018

The economy is being brought to the edge. The entire plan is to make it seem as though the President allowed the economy to get back on track it is doing better than ever. The corporate media and deep state will not know how to handle this information because they were hoping that the tariffs would destroy the economy. This entire plan is push the Fed to do what they do best, bring down the economy, they will fight back and they will try to resist but in the end they will have no choice but to raise interest rates.

Published on Aug 8, 2018

McCain was involved in the Steele Dossier and the FBI is beginning to investigate. McCain has been missing since Dec 2017. Congress gets Bruce Ohr docs and shows how all these individuals colluded to push the FISA warrant and the Steele dossier. US senate intelligence committee wants Julian Assange to testify. Rand Paul delivers letter to Putin. North Korea is dismantling there missile and nuclear sites satellite images show. Q's site has gone down but the last post explains what is happening, the MSM is pushing propaganda because they are being funded by a bill that was passed. The deep state has no choice they will unleash something big.


Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Record heat 2018 exaggerated and here's why "IndyWatch Feed World"

With the media over the last week screaming the world is frying and scaring the Europeans saying it would be over 50C which is over 125F this all turned out to be false. The hottest in Spain was 46C at one location with a host of others at 45C and everything else below that, and those were only 2pm day time temps, it got cool in the evenings to the high 80F range or 28-30C. Global temperatures are registering 0.32C above the 30 year average so in my opinion it is a full push to control the narrative and keep the CO2 myth going as global crop yields decline and food prices rise. Powers that be don't want you to know that this is a 20 year event of cooling, you may panic and pull your funds out of the banks and markets. The mis-truths will be pushed until the end.


(Video) Praying Medic -- Q Anon August 8: They all Claim to be Insiders "IndyWatch Feed World"

Published on Aug 8, 2018

As conservative commentators attack Qanon, keep in mind that they claim to be insiders.


China aid to Pacific countries 'overstated' "IndyWatch Feed World"

The amount of Chinese aid to Pacific nations has been overstated and may have peaked as the deadline for repaying loans begins to bite, according to a new study.


The quest to redesign NYCs garbage cans "IndyWatch Feed World"

Can a trash can change a citys culture of waste?

Theres a certain symmetry to the unusual way New York deals with its garbage. Unlike most other cities, New York has no regular alleysa fact for which we can thank the planners of the 1811 street grid, who excluded alleys to cram as much usable real estate into Manhattan as possible. So instead of hiding our unsightly bags behind buildings, we put them right onto the sidewalk. Brutal honesty through street design. It feels apt.

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The quest to redesign NYCs garbage cans "IndyWatch Feed World"

Can a trash can change a citys culture of waste?

Theres a certain symmetry to the unusual way New York deals with its garbage. Unlike most other cities, New York has no regular alleysa fact for which we can thank the planners of the 1811 street grid, who excluded alleys to cram as much usable real estate into Manhattan as possible. So instead of hiding our unsightly bags behind buildings, we put them right onto the sidewalk. Brutal honesty through street design. It feels apt.

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How to salvage some productivity after a crappy morning "IndyWatch Feed World"

You look up and cant believe its already lunchtime. Youve accomplished exactly nothing. Heres how you can recover.

Getting out of bed in the morning is an act full of hope. Anything is possible. You could be on the road to a great day. And sometimes, the dream of an engaging and completely productive day is realized.

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Donna Garner -- Faux Plot by Anti-Trumpsters "IndyWatch Feed World"

Faux Plot by Anti-Trumpsters

By Donna Garner


What is the latest in the faux plot against Trump and Russian collusion?

Simply put, liar Christopher Steele, a British spy with close ties to the FBI, put together a dossier filled with unsubstantiated, salacious, faux information to take down Trump the Presidential candidate and Trump the President.

Steele said the information came from Russian informants; but, of course, it was totally uncorroborated and actually was a money-making scheme for Steele who made more than $1 Million from Hillary/DNC/FBI/DOJ/Glenn Simpson/Fusion GPS for Steeles opposition research, porno novel (a.k.a., the dossier).

Steele met frequently with Bruce Ohr who was the fourth in command in Obamas DOJ. Ohrs wife Nellie worked for Glenn Simpsons Fusion GPS. Because Steele leaked the dossier to the media, the FBI fired him which meant that all official FBI/DOJ interaction with Steele should have ceased.

Instead, Christopher Steele/Bruce Ohr/Nellie Ohr/Glenn Simpson/Fusion GPS all stayed in close contact with one another, plotting their next steps as to how best to release the dossier and plant other lies about Trump.

The dossier was passed to multiple leftist news sources and to various anti-Trump politicians such as James Clapper (Obamas Dir. of Nat. Intel), John Brennan (Obamas Dir. of the CIA), James Comey (FBI director), RINO Sen. John McCain, Dem. Rep. Adam Schiff, etc. The faux story spread across the country and across the world.

Eventually the faux dossier became the main part of the FISA warrant which allowed the FBI to surveil Trump and his campaign. Of course, none of the warrants (the first one signed by Obamas Dep. Att. Sally Yates) told the truth about the dossier that it was paid for by the Trump opposition and that none of the information in it had been verified. The warrants (the last one signed by Rosenstein...


Happy Birthday President Clinton Donations Welcome "IndyWatch Feed World"

I have NEVER seen any former president send out this type of solicitation. If you have any spare change, donations are always welcome in the millions please!


Three people killed as Israeli fighter jets strike 140 Gaza targets in response to 150 Hamas rockets - UPDATE: Israel preparing for war "IndyWatch Feed World"

The IDF has conducted another series of air strikes against at least 20 alleged Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip, after the militant group fired over 150 projectiles into southern Israel. "IDF fighter jets targeted over 20 terror sites in military compounds and in a Hamas training camp. Among the sites targeted were a weapons manufacturing and storage facility, a complex used for the Hamas naval force and a military compound used for rocket-launching experiments," the IDF said Thursday morning. A pregnant woman and her toddler were among three people killed by Israeli fire, the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed. The victims - identified as Enas Khammash, 23, and her 18-month-old daughter Bayan - were killed in the Jafarawi area of central Gaza, according to AFP.


Industrial fishing fleets travelling farther to reel in fewer fish "IndyWatch Feed World"

Industrial fishing fleets are travelling ever-farther across the globe in pursuit of a dwindling haul of fish, a new study finds.


New extinct mammals atlas "IndyWatch Feed World"

The blue color shows the range of brown bears today. The red color shows where you would also find brown bears today, had they not been driven away by human activity. Credit: Soeren Faurby, University of Gothenburg

The blue color on this map shows the range of brown bears today. The red color shows where you would also find brown bears today, had they not been driven away by human activity.

From Aarhus University in Denmark:

For the first time, scientists are putting extinct mammals on the map

August 8, 2018

Summary: Researchers have produced the most comprehensive family tree and atlas of mammals to date, connecting all living and recently extinct mammal species (nearly 6,000 in total) and overturning many previous ideas about global patterns of biodiversity. The atlas shows where species occur today as well as where they would occur, if they had not been driven away or extinct.

Researchers from Aarhus University and University of Gothenburg have produced the most comprehensive family tree and atlas of mammals to date, connecting all living and recently extinct mammal species nearly 6,000 in total and overturning many previous ideas about global patterns of biodiversity.

While others have tried to map the ranges of all mammals or figure out their family tree, previous studies always left out one crucial group of mammals: species driven to extinction by humans.

This is the first time weve been able to comprehensively include extinct species like the Tasmanian tiger or the woolly mammoth as well as account for human-induced regional range losses among extant species in such a large database, and its really changing our beliefs about what is natural or not, said biologist Sren Faurby of the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, who co-led the assembly of the database and the study, which was recently published...


Head of parliamentary Defense Committee: Germany treats Ukrainian soldiers but can't tell if they served in Nazi-linked battalions "IndyWatch Feed World"

Germany treated more than 100 soldiers from Ukraine since 2014 but doesn't know if they served in the army or in neo-Nazi-linked paramilitaries. Some were filmed doing Nazi salutes on stretchers and sporting far-right logos. The federal government "doesn't have information" on whether the treated Ukrainians were part of the Ukrainian army or paramilitary groups linked to neo-Nazi and far-right fighters, such as the notorious Azov Battalion, head of the parliamentary Defense Committee Wolfgang Hellmich wrote, responding to an inquiry by Alexander Neu from the Left Party. Hellmich's letter, obtained by RT Deutsch, details that 112 Ukrainian fighters were airlifted and treated in Germany since the conflict in eastern Ukraine began in 2014. It also confirms that all transportation and medical costs were covered by the German side.


New shallow 6.2 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's Lombok as death toll from first tremor tops 300 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Latest quake of magnitude 6.2 reportedly collapses buildings as search in rubble continues following Sunday's disaster An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 hit Indonesia's Lombok island on Thursday, less than a week after a 6.9-magnitude tremor that is believed to have killed more than 300 people. Thursday's earthquake struck just after midday, sending panicked residents into the streets. According to information from Indonesia's meteorology agency the epicentre of the quake was 6km north-west of the island with a depth of 12 meters. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, the spokesman for the national disaster agency, said that there was "public panic" on Thursday as people ran from their homes as they felt the latest tremor. "The public are still traumatised by the quake before," he said. Initial footage posted by Sutopo on Twiter showed indications of further damage to buildings and power lines. The death toll for Sunday's earthquake is still climbing and unclear. Officials and organisations including the military, the governor of the province that includes Lombok, the national search and rescue agency and the regent of North Lombok have issued different death tolls, ranging from 226 to 381. The government-run news agency Antara put the death toll for Sunday's tremor at 347. The number of the dead may still climb higher, as rescuers work to free people trapped in the rubble.


Homeless United States Amazon worker speaks "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 8 August 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

Shannon Allen is a homeless Amazon worker living in an Amazon parking lot. She was recently featured in a political ad for Bernie Sanders. But she has much more to say than what was included by the Sanders team


Tribune Media calls quits on its $3.9 billion merger with Sinclair "IndyWatch Feed World"

The deal would have created a local TV giant seeing Sinclair gaining access to nearly two-thirds of U.S. TV households.

The deal would have created a local TV giant seeing Sinclair gaining access to nearly two-thirds of U.S. TV households, reports the Hollywood Reporter. But Tribune Media called off Sinclair Broadcast Groups $3.9 billion takeover after FCC Chairman Ajit Pai raised serious concerns about how Sinclair planned to divest certain TV stations to comply with ownership limits, but still keeping those same stations under their control. Announcing the news, Tribune CEO Peter Kern said:

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The Tangled Tree, Noodling With Lucidity & Grace "IndyWatch Feed World"


Sonny Figueroa/The New York Times

Thanks to the New York Times for Parul Sehgals review of the new book by one of science writings greats, reminding us that we have not featured Quammen enough:

David Quammen Turns Tough Science Into Page-Turning Pleasure


Universal Standard revolutionized plus-size fashionnow it wants to end it "IndyWatch Feed World"

The brand gained a cult following among plus-size shoppers. Its now pushing into smaller sizes, upending the industry, and testing its fan base.

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Crypto has a killer app "IndyWatch Feed World"

Crypto is ready for a design movement.

When I started at Coinbase a year ago, it quickly became clear that there are a thousand big problems to solve in cryptoand very few of them had been considered by a designer. I shared this thought with one of my design heroes, John Maeda. Where should I begin? He looked at me thoughtfully and said, It sounds like what you need is a design movement.

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Australia's most populous state suffering worst drought in more than 50 years "IndyWatch Feed World"

Australia's most populous state is now "100 percent" in drought following the most intense dry spell in more than 50 years. New South Wales officials released figures on Wednesday showing that every part of the state is affected, with almost one-quarter classified as being in "intense drought". Less than 10 millimetres of rainfall has been recorded in the 800,000-square kilometre state over the past month. "There isn't a person in the state that isn't hoping to see some rain for our farmers and regional communities," Niall Blair, minister for primary industries, said in a statement. Dry conditions are expected to continue for the next three months. Farmers are among the hardest hit by the drought, which is the driest and most widespread in the state since 1965.


Online Censorship in Full Swing as Vaccine Recall Scandal Erupts in China "IndyWatch Feed World"


The only thing good in this public scandal is that it has become public.   The scam itself proved safe enough but that is no consolation when the next round can kill thousands.

The whole vaccination protocol has turned into a cash grab free for all regardless of the effectiveness or lack thereof.  We really have to be highly suspicious in the current environment.

Add in the questionable science that launched it all and our lack of curiosity, the whole approach needs to be rigorously investigated using modern approaches and a lack of bias.


Online Censorship in Full Swing as Vaccine Recall Scandal Erupts in China

By Frank Fang, Epoch Times

July 23, 2018 10:22 pm Last Updated: July 26, 2018 1:54 am

A Chinese man holds his son as a nurse administers an injection at a hospital in Hefei, Anhui Province on April 7, 2010. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Chinas censorship regime is in full swing after another domestic vaccine scandal caused an uproarparticularly as details have emerged of an apparent coverup by the Chinese pharmaceutical company involved and an egregious oversight by the Chinese authorities.

On July 19, Changsheng Bio-Technology, a biotech company based in Changchun City, the capital of northeastern Chinas Jilin Province, announced on its website that its fully owned subsidiary, Changchun Changsheng Bio-technology, had been fined by the Jilin Food and Drug Administration for manufacturing and selling substandard doses of DTap vaccinea combination vaccine for young children to develop immunity against diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus, according to a July 21 report by the state-run National Business Daily.

After a randomized testing, it was revealed that over 253,330 doses of the DTap vaccine manufactured by Changchun Changsheng were substandard. However, the administrations findings came a little too late, as most of the faulty dosesabout 252,600had already been sold and shipped to the Shandong Province disease control and prevention center in eastern China.

The Ji...


A 3Dprinted throne from Zaha Hadid architects "IndyWatch Feed World"

Each environmentally friendly chair takes 24 hours to create.

Upstart Spanish designer Nagami partnered this year with the prolific firm Zaha Hadid Architects on a pair of chairs reminiscent of coral reefs that stretch the potential of 3D printing beyond small, simple products to dazzling works of art. ZHAs Rise and Bow chairs (which each sell for approximately $23,000) were manufactured by Nagamis proprietary software, which translates designs into digital models and then analyzes them for manufacturing feasibility, flagging possible issues such as surfaces that might not be stable. Once the models were finalized, robotic arms printed the pieces in biodegradable, plant-based plastic. The process dramatically reduces the environmental toll of producing high-end furniture, which typically involves parts shipped from all over the world. Even as Nagami, founded in 2016 in the ancient city of vila, expands its own line of furniture, cofounder Manuel Jimnez Garca plans to license software so that other furniture makers can deploy it in their own warehouses. In the future, manufacturing will be reduced to a cheap, automated process, he says. The code will be all that matters.

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Rediscovering A Lost Method Of Preserving Strawberries with john townsend. "IndyWatch Feed World"

 The chopped strawberries are preserved with sugar and chopped raisin.. The sugar draws out the moisture to produce a thick syrup along with shrunken strawberries and softened raisins.  This is a really neat product that deserves revival.

It can be served as a sweet chutney and also used as an ingredient in baking.  Also think that this product may well be superior to frozen berries which are best served by grinding up or cooking anyway.

My experience with frozen raspberries and frozen strawberries has always been that they were a poor compromise and took effort to improve.  This product, even stripped of the raisins and surplus syrup could be quite nice. 

Again an aging process takes place here in which the water is drawn out.  This could even be successfully dried as well.



China's 'livestock revolution' demands 'new transition' "IndyWatch Feed World"


This is interesting as it puts Chins in the forefront of countries that must optimize sustainability in animal husbandry.  All this remains recently engineered solutions that are av long way from been optimized at all.  The whole waste problem is proof of that.

Do recall that all traditional forms of agriculture generally are sustainable even if they are also problematic in the long term.  After all inefficient goat management likely created the Sahara Desert and desertified the entire Middle East during the Bronze Age.  Reversing all that will open up lands for several billion farmers.

China does have difficulties, however the lands are generally well watered and corrective measures will easily wash through the systems...

 China's 'livestock revolution' demands 'new transition'

Public Release: 19-Jul-2018

The phenomenal growth in livestock farming in China, making it the world's largest producer in......


How Aphex Twins T69 Collapse video used a neural network for hallucinatory visuals "IndyWatch Feed World"

I feel Im still merely scratching the surface.

For the last few years, musician Aphex Twins visuals have been created by an equally elusive and hermetic artistNicky Smith, aka Weirdcore. Last summer, for instance, Weirdcore created dark yet hilarious visuals for Aphex Twins shows at Primavera Sound and Field Day Festival, which looked like the hallucinations of some corrupted artificial intelligence.

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A Bronze-Age Sword Found In Denmark Is Still Sharp 3,000 Years Later "IndyWatch Feed World"

This sword is literally from the time of the Iliad and the Trojan War.  Its mere existence proves a robust Bronze Age heroic culture.  Recall that work by the writer DaVinci  showed that the whole Trojan narrative is properly located in the Baltic right down to identifying all the listed towns in the proper order.
It all happened one generation before the climate collapse of 1159 BC drove all out of the Baltic population overland to Greece and by sea as the Sea Peoples to then grab Greece and the Levant.
Otherwise the sword is wonderful.  It represents great smithing skill and the fact it is intact is extraordinary.  Love to see if the copper in from Lake Superior..

A Bronze-Age Sword Found In Denmark Is Still Sharp 3,000 Years Later

By Kara Goldfarb

Published July 16, 2018

This ancient sword found on an island in Denmark is incredibly well-preserved despite being over 3,000 years old.

Sren Kiehn/Museum VestsjllandMuseum inspector Arne Hedegaard Andersen holds the discovery.

Two locals from Zealand, the largest island of Denmark, decided to take an evening stroll through a field in the small western town of Svebolle. The choice to take their metal detector along with them was a fortuitous one, as it would help them uncover a major find.

After the machine alerted Ernst Christiansen and Lis Therkelsen to something below ground, the two amateur archaeologists started digging.

Some 30 centimeters down, they hit what looked like the end of a sword. Christiansen and Therkelsen contacted Museum Vestsjlland a group of 11 local museums that cover the archaeological excavation and conservation of regions in the a...


Here is the Contents of the China Report & Those who Cannot Buy From Amazon We Will Provide a Digital Copy "IndyWatch Feed World"

This is being sold at Amazon. It is a printed report in full color. This is a report that will be a reference for the decade ahead. There appears to be a problem whereby some countries are blocking the purchase of books on any subject matter. Canada appears to be one of them. We will be adding this report to our online store for purchase to obtain a digital copy later today.


For 2 million displaced Iraqis, crisis continues "IndyWatch Feed World"

Years of war in Iraq have displaced millions of people. Two million remain displaced today.


Todays Google doodle celebrates the first Native-American woman engineer "IndyWatch Feed World"

Born the great-great-granddaughter of Chief John Ross of the Cherokee Nation, Ross was hired as Lockheed Missiles and Space Companys first female engineer in 1942.

Mary G. Ross was born 110 years ago on this day. Born the great-great-granddaughter of Chief John Ross of the Cherokee Nation, Ross was hired as Lockheed Missiles and Space Companys first female engineer in 1942, reports Time. One of her greatest contributions over her five-decade career was her work on the Agena rocket, which allowed astronauts in the Apollo program to land on the moon. Todays Google doodle depicts Rosss portrait over the blueprints of the that rocket. Mary G. Ross passed away at the age of 99 in 2008.

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First shots in trade wars threaten the world's poor, warns WTO "IndyWatch Feed World"

Global trade is under threat. Whether or not it's called a trade war, the first shots have been fired. This calls for action.


ABC: New Mexico compound suspects were training children for school shootings, prosecutors say "IndyWatch Feed World"

We wrote about this sad story earlier in the week. Its just so tragic. Last week, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 40, was arrested along with four other people in a raid on the squalid compound in New Mexico they were calling home. But according to prosecutors, they had actually taken the children there to train them []

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UN chief backs former Chilean president as next human rights boss "IndyWatch Feed World"

Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has been nominated by UN chief Antnio Guterres as the next High Commissioner for Human Rights.


Researchers find security flaws in smart city technology "IndyWatch Feed World"

IBM and Threatcare researchers say these bugs have been patched, but similar vulnerabilities could let hackers induce panic or cover up sabotage by tampering with sensors.

Researchers at IBM and Threatcare have found vulnerabilities in smart city devices, which are used for everything from traffic monitoring to radiation detection, the companies said Thursday.

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This new apartment building will pay you to ditch your car "IndyWatch Feed World"

In Miami, the developers of a new building are giving residents $100 per month to not use their parking spaceand take the public transportation next door.

In Miami, when a developer wants to put up a new residential building, they also have to provide 1.5 off-street parking spaces for each unit in the structure. This is not specific to Miami: Across the U.S., cities enforce minimum parking requirementslaws that require new buildings to include a specific number of parking spaces, depending on the type of building. In Los Angeles, for instance, new single-family homes require two dedicated parking spaces, as do two-bedroom apartments in larger buildings. One-bedroom apartments require 1.5 spaces.

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China to Airbnb: You cant sleep on the Great Wall "IndyWatch Feed World"

Airbnb has been forced to cancel a contest that would have allowed a lucky user to stay in one of the Great Wall of Chinas guard towers.

Airbnb has been forced to cancel a contest in China that would have allowed a lucky user to stay at a Great Wall Wonder housein other words, one of the Great Wall of Chinas guard towers. Airbnb was forced to withdraw the promotion after state regulators rejected it, Reuters reports. The Yanqing District cultural commission said Airbnbs promotion was not in line with the conservation plans for the wall, which is a UNESCO world heritage site. Airbnb says its now working on a range of other experiences and initiatives that showcase China as a destination. The company is also continuing with similar promotions in other countries, including ones that let people stay overnight at Australias Great Barrier Reef, Bostons Fenway Park stadium, and the Paris Catacombs.

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15 Deadliest Corporations "IndyWatch Feed World"

These corporations, if they were individual human beings, would be locked up for life. Instead, they continue raking in the big bucks. Human rights abuses, murder, war, eco disasters, and animal exploitation keep these evil companies raking in the green. Prepare to be disgusted. 1.  Chevron Several big oil companies make this list, but Chevron []


Ikea has opened its first store in India "IndyWatch Feed World"

The store opened today at Hyderabads HITEC City and was carefully tailored for the Indian market.

The store opened today at Hyderabads HITEC City and was carefully tailored for the Indian market. Within its 400,000 square feet, the Ikea store features a 1,000-seater restaurant that will sell traditional Indian foods, like samosas, in addition to Ikea staples like its meatballs, reports Quartz. As for the goods sold there, Ikea has tailored those too to fit the Indian marketplace. For example, as Indians hardly use knives to eat, cutlery sets sold at the store will only include forks and spoons. The HITECH City store is only the first of Ikeas planned expansion into India. By 2025, the company hopes to have 25 stores in the country. Its next one will open in Mumbai in 2019.

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The Ars Notoria: A Rare Ancient Text Said To Teach Superhuman Abilities "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Ars Notoria is a rare ancient magical text that is said to perfect memory and master academia among other incredible things.  The Notory Art revealed by the Most High Creator to Solomon. In the Name of the Holy and undivided Trinity, beginneth this most Holy Art of Knowledge, revealed to Solomon, which the Most []


11 Year Old Child Prodigy Creates Stunningly Detailed Drawings "IndyWatch Feed World"

Serbian artist Duan Krtolica just might be the next big child prodigy. This 11-year-old is a master artist, drawing a wide array of anatomically correct flora and fauna with a level of mastery that is far beyond his years. Krtolica has been drawing since he was two years old and obviously hasnt looked back since. []


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

From Sagittarius to Carina, the Milky Way Galaxy shines in this dark night sky above planet Earth's lush island paradise of Mangaia. Familiar to denizens of the southern hemisphere, the gorgeous skyscape includes the bulging galactic center at the upper left and bright stars Alpha and Beta Centauri just right of center. About 10 kilometers wide, volcanic Mangaia is the southernmost of the Cook Islands. Geologists estimate that at 18 million years old it is the oldest island in the Pacific Ocean.
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Of course, the Milky Way is somewhat older, with the galaxy's oldest stars estimated to be over 13 billion years old. (Editor's note: This image holds the distinction of being selected as winner in the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition in the Earth and Space category.)


Paulo Coelho, "Killing Our Dreams" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Killing Our Dreams"
by Paulo Coelho
"The first symptom of the process of our killing our dreams is the lack of time. The busiest people I have known in my life always have time enough to do everything. Those who do nothing are always tired and pay no attention to the little amount of work they are required to do. They complain constantly that the day is too short. The truth is, they are afraid to fight the Good Fight.

The second symptom of the death of our dreams lies in our certainties. Because we dont want to see life as a grand adventure, we begin to think of ourselves as wise and fair and correct in asking so little of life. We look beyond the walls of our day-to-day existence, and we hear the sound of lances breaking, we smell the dust and the sweat, and we see the great defeats and the fire in the eyes of the warriors. But we never see the delight, the immense delight in the hearts of those who are engaged in the battle. For them, neither victory nor defeat is important; whats important is only that they are fighting the Good Fight.

And, finally, the third symptom of the passing of our dreams is peace. Life becomes a Sunday afternoon; we ask for nothing grand, and we cease to demand anything more than we are willing to give. In that state, we think of ourselves as being mature; we put aside the fantasies of our youth, and we seek personal and professional achievement. We are surprised when people our age say that they still want this or that out of life. But really, deep in our hearts, we know that what has happened is that we have renounced the battle for our dreams we...


Feminism is a Depopulation Program "IndyWatch Feed World"

The world birth rate has halved in the last 50 years from roughly 3.6 births per woman to only 1.8. This coincides with the rise of feminism as the official world gender ideology.

by Henry Makow Ph.D.

We have been conditioned to scoff at the idea of conspiracy. The idea that people might plan to harm others without first warning their intended victims is too preposterous to consider!

We are like the passengers on a bus that keeps having "accidents" which cause untold death and suffering. These are wars, depressions and epidemics etc. We have just completed the bloodiest century in human history: Auschwitz, Dresden, Ruanda, Hiroshima, Cambodia. Over a hundred million people were murdered, and that's not counting abortions.

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"The True Dream..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

Maybe we accept the dream has become a nightmare. We tell ourselves that reality is better. We convince ourselves its better that we never dream at all. But, the strongest of us, the most determined of us, holds on to the dream or we find ourselves faced with a fresh dream we never considered. We wake to find ourselves, against all odds, feeling hopeful. And, if were lucky, we realize in the face of everything, in the face of life the true dream is being able to dream at all.
- Dr. Meredith Grey, "Grey's Anatomy"


Peace Leader Speaks Against US-backed Regime Change in Nicaragua "IndyWatch Feed World"

August 3, 2018. San Francisco, CA.  Camilo Meja prefaced his explanation of the seemingly inexplicable eruption of violence in his native Nicaragua with the admonition that no one should take his word, but should research the facts as he has.

Meja spoke at an event co-sponsored by the Task Force on the Americas, a 32-year-old anti-imperialist human rights group with a long history of supporting the Nicaraguan Sandinistas against the US-backed Contra War. Gerry Condon, president of the other co-sponsor, Veterans for Peace, explained how the national organization was founded in 1985 by US veterans in response to the global nuclear arms race and US military interventions in Nicaragua and elsewhere.

Condon introduced fellow Veterans for Peace member Meja, who is a celebrated Amnesty International prisoner of conscience. In 2003, after serving in the US military in Iraq and seeing the hypocrisy of the regime change effort, Meja refused redeployment and has since been a prominent leader in the peace movement.

Meja presented a history of US regime change operations engineered by the CIA and more recently by US government surrogates for the CIA such at the USAID and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) funded by the USAID, NED, and kindred groups are among the leadership of those trying to overthrow the democratically elected government of Nicaragua.

Meja drew attention to similar regime-change programs by the US in Venezuela, and the similarity of the media disinformation and violent guarimbas there to what is happening now in his home country.

Meja showed well-authenticated video clips of Sandinistas in Nicaragua being tortured by opposition elements, demonstrating how sections of the opposition to the Ortega government have not only been violent but cruel. Particularly disturbing was footage of a Sandinista who had been assassinated and whose body was publicly burned in the street.

The Sandinista Renovation Movement (MRS), Meja explained, split from the main party and took with it most of the English-speaking intellectuals who had close relations with North American solidarity activists. The MRS has never been a popular electoral force in Nicaragua, garnering only 1.3% of the vote at its peak, but has turned to the right and aligned with US-backed extra-parliamentary means of changing what both consider the authoritarian regime of President Ortega.

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"Albert Camus on Strength of Character and How to Ennoble Our Minds in Difficult Times" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Albert Camus on Strength of Character 
and How to Ennoble Our Minds in Difficult Times"
by Maria Popova

"In 1957, Albert Camus (November 7, 1913January 4, 1960) became the second youngest laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature, awarded to him for work that with clear-sighted earnestness illuminates the problems of the human conscience in our times. (It was with this earnestness that, days after receiving the coveted accolade, he sent his childhood teacher a beautiful letter of gratitude.)

More than half a century later, his lucid and luminous insight renders Camus a timeless seer of truth, one who ennobles and enlarges the human spirit in the very act of seeing it - the kind of attentiveness that calls to mind his compatriot Simone Weil, whom he admired more than he did any other thinker and who memorably asserted that attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.

Nowhere does Camuss generous attention to the human spirit emanate more brilliantly than in a 1940 essay titled The Almond Trees (after the arboreal species that blooms in winter), found in his "Lyrical and Critical Essays" (public library) - the superb volume that gave us Camus on happiness, despair, and how to amplify our l...


Electric Cars or Else Says Brussels by 2020 "IndyWatch Feed World"

From 2020, European carmakers MUST  comply with stricter EU regulations. On average, only 95 grams of CO2 emissions per kilometer drove are permitted per car produced. If the output is higher than that, there will be drastic fines due. The leader seems to be BMW. I bought an I8 myself which is a hybrid so it has also a gas engine in the rear but electric in the front. You really cant beat electric for speed off the line. It will really pin you back in the seat. I must say, being a sports car advocate, it is one of the best cars I have ever owned and a love it. (I do not own BMW stock).

Nevertheless, German companies are finding these requirements are unreasonable to meet 95 grams of CO2 emissions. That means the consumption of fuel must be around four liters per 100 kilometers. That is a very major objective imposed by this theory of Global Warming. The market for electric cars is really confined to Europe for regulation purposes, but the number one market is China where electricity prices are the lowest.

There are no combustion cars that comply with the European standard. German carmakers to produce sedans, but they cannot avoid building cars that consume more than four liters of fuel on average and therefore they cannot meet these higher CO2 emissions standards of 95 grams per kilometer.

Clearly, European car manufacturers have no choice but to produce electric cars. The fine per car that does not meet the standard will be around 13,o00 to 11,000 euros. Every German car maker will face hundreds of millions of euros in...


China to Support Syria Along with Russia Against USA "IndyWatch Feed World"

COMMENT: Mr. Armstrong; You said that China would eventually send troops to the Middle East and join with Russia in Syria. China just openly told that to the newspapers. Your contacts behind the curtail are quite amazing.


 REPLY: Qi Qianjin was appointed the ambassador to Syria back in 2016. You are correct, on August 1st, 2018, the Chinese ambassador to Damascus, Qi Qianjin, told pro-government Syrian newspaper Al Watan that the Chinese military was ready to join Idlib in the upcoming military operation. This has been widely reported in the Middle East. China has NEVER been engaged in war sending its troops outside of its claimed territory. It is important to understand that China has always been invaded and hence that was the very reason behind constructing the Chinese Wall to keep other out.

Qianjin confirmed that China was entering a positive military cooperation with Syria in the region under counter-terrorism. It is Syria who is fighting against the ISIS terrorists. The witch-hunt against Russia by those in Congress has been setting the stage for world war led by the Democrats. This really has to stop and the mid-term elections will see the Democr...


IMF Criticizes Germany for its Chronic Trade Surplus? "IndyWatch Feed World"

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; I know you say you do not advise the IMF. But whatever you write, they follow and repeat. So they are following your blog at least and they implement whatever you say. This is very curious. They are now saying that Germanys export model economy is threatening the world economy. You were the first to even differentiate domestic compared to export model economies. Do you care to restate that you do not advise the IMF?


ANSWER: I do not deny that probably every government is reading this blog. That is the way it goes. They have realized that we not merely advise institutions, but we also report on trends that are not the subject matter of mainstream media. That said, we DO NOT HAVE any consulting agreement with the IMF. I have met personally with IMF board members. Yet keep in mind that does not mean that boards are unanimous in their decisions or beliefs.

What you are referring to is the IMFs chief economist Maurice Obstfeld, who pointed out writing in the newspaper Die Welt (The World), further expansion of the German trade surplus would put financial stability at risk. He wrote that Germanys continuing high trade surpluses are making Germany responsible for the increased crisis risks for the global economy with respect to trade disputes. He has also stated that there are no immediate threats to excessive trade imbalances in Germany. What he is talking about is with respect to global trade imbalances are promoting protectionist tendencies.

Keep in mind that everyone looks at the Current Account. I have stated numerous times that the Current Account also includes investment in buying government debt. The German Current Account surplus is now declining. Much of this was being driven by the internal capital flows within Europe moving to Germany as a hedge against the collapse of the Euro where the trade became the assumption that they would end up with Deutschemarks when the Euro collapsed.



U.S. appeals court orders EPA to ban pesticide said to harm children "IndyWatch Feed World"

A divided federal appeals court on Thursday ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ban a widely-used pesticide that critics say can harm children and farmers. The 2-1 decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle overturned former EPA commissioner Scott Pruitts March 2017 denial of a petition by environmental groups to ban the use of chlorpyrifos on food crops such as fruits, vegetables and nuts.

Can we film the Ecuadorian embassy from your house? BBC asks residents to install Assange cam "IndyWatch Feed World"

The BBC has sent a letter to residents living opposite the Ecuadorian embassy in London, asking if they can install cameras on their property to cover the Julian Assange story. The letter, a copy of which was tweeted by the WikiLeaks account, asks whether you might be willing to consider the possibility of having access to some of your outside space for our coverage of the Julian Assange story.

Comcast breach exposes 26.5m customers' Social Security Numbers and partial addresses "IndyWatch Feed World"

Comcast Xfininty's login page had an easily found bug that allowed anyone to gain access to the Social Security Numbers and partial home addresses of over 26.5 million customers. Comcast spokesapologist David McGuire says the company patched the bug quickly after being notified of its existence by security researcher Ryan Stevenson, and added that the company "take[s] our customers security very seriously," adding that the company didn't think anyone had exploited the bug.

Syria: Some of Assads guards secretly arrested "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Syrian regimes intelligence service has arrested a number of officers assigned to guard President Bashar Al-Assad and his presidential motorcade, and moved others to various locations, the independent Syrian news website Human Voice reported. A security source inside the Syrian intelligence said that Assads special intelligence service has transferred ten of the high-ranking officers assigned to guard the presidential convoy to different areas.

Germany arrests Jordanian intelligence operative who spied on mosque "IndyWatch Feed World"

Authorities in Germany announced yesterday the arrest of a German national who is accused of spying on a central German mosque on behalf of Jordan, according to media reports. The man was reportedly arrested on Tuesday at an unknown location by officers of Germanys domestic intelligence agency, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV). In a press statement, the agency said the man is a 33-year-old German national named Alexander B.. German privacy rules forbid the public identification of crime suspects prior to their conviction in a court of law.

Easter Island people want return of their sacred statue, stolen by imperial Brits "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Rapa Nui people of Easter Island are asking the British Museum to return one of the islands sacred Moai statues, stolen 150 years ago by British sailors. Its one of the many artifacts looted by the UK in its imperial days.

"It's Going To Blow Up On Them": Giuliani Says Mueller's Team In Deep Trouble "IndyWatch Feed World"

Rudy Giuliani appeared on Fox News with Sean Hannity Wednesday night to elaborate on why President Trump's legal team rejected special Robert Mueller's terms for an interview, suggesting that the "real story" is that the investigation isn't just going to fizzle out - "it's going to blow up on them."

Pesticide Food Poisoning Suspected as 10 Die After Funeral in Peru "IndyWatch Feed World"

Tragedy struck a funeral in Peru when 10 guests died after eating food that the health minister suspected had come into contact with insecticides, BBC News reported Wednesday. Fifty-two guests were sickened at the funeral, which took place Monday in the southern Andean region of Ayacucho, CNN reported. "People were poisoned by the food," Health Minister Silvia Pessah told TV Per Tuesday, according to Peru Reports. "It could be that an insecticide was in contact with the food."

Graphic Video Shows Cop Publicly Execute Man, Shooting Him in the Back as He Ran Away "IndyWatch Feed World"

A disturbing trend seems to be happening among police in America in which they are shooting people in the back as they run away. The latest victim to be publicly executed for running from police is 25-year-old Daniel Hambrick of Nashville. His execution by officer Andrew Delke was caught on a graphic video.

MLB and NFL fans submit their faces and fingerprints to buy food, beer and tickets "IndyWatch Feed World"

If you still value your privacy, I urge you to stay away from major league sporting events. Yesterday, CLEAR biometrics announced that they have installed biometric fingerprint scanners at Seattles CenturyLink and Safeco Fields concession stands. But the story does not end there. The video also revealed that MLS's Sounders FC team is using biometrics to spy on fans.

France reopens MH370 investigation amid claims of Malaysian cover-up "IndyWatch Feed World"

FRANCE has reopened its investigation into the fate of missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 after Malaysias long-awaited final report failed to provide an explanation for the aircrafts disappearance. French newspaper Le Parisien reports that investigators are keen to verify data from Inmarsat the British operator of a global satellite network which tracked the aircrafts pings to the southern Indian Ocean off Western Australia, where it is believed to have crashed.

Dozens dead in Yemen as bus carrying children hit by airstrike "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dozens of civilians, mostly children, have been killed and more wounded in an airstrike by the US-backed, Saudi-led coalition in Yemen that hit a bus in the rebel-held north of the country.

Bizarre tales, confusing ballots from Georgias primary contained in federal lawsuit "IndyWatch Feed World"

It appeared, according to the Georgia Secretary of States website, that Habersham Countys Mud Creek precinct in northeastern Georgia had 276 registered voters ahead of the states primary elections in May. Some 670 ballots were cast, according to the Georgia secretary of states office, indicating a 243 percent turnout.

China Just Tested A Hypersonic Missile The US Can't Defend Against "IndyWatch Feed World"

China claims to have successfully tested a new hypersonic missile that would be capable of penetrating any missile defense system in the world. The Starry Sky-2, which is an experimental design known as waverider, rides the shock waves generated during flight. The missile could one day carry conventional and or nuclear warheads undetected through US missile defense shields.


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Ancient megashark Victoria's surf coast - fossil find exhib opens today "IndyWatch Feed World"

A jaw-full of mega shark teeth rare evidence that a shark twice the size of a Great White stalked Australia's ancient waters is to be unveiled at Melbourne Museum on today, Thursday 9 August. Usually shark teeth are found singly, but this time they have the whole set for the gigantic Great Jagged Narrow-Toothed Shark.

A prehistoric shark feast, the 9m long Great Jagged Narrow-Tooth Shark becoming a meal for several Sixgill Sharks. Credit: Peter Trusler / Philip Mullaly, the local Ocean Grove resident who found the mega shark teeth with Dr Erich Fitzgerald. Credit: Museums Victoria

Victorian Fossil Find Uncovers Prehistoric Leftovers of Colossal Shark Feast

A visit to his local beach will never be the same again for Philip Mullaly. The keen-eyed fossil enthusiast has found an extraordinary set of shark teeth - evidence that a shark nearly twice the size of a Great White once stalked Australias ancient oceans. The citizen scientist made the find in Jan Juc, a renowned fossil site along Victorias Surf Coast.

I was walking along the beach looking for fossils, turned and saw this shining glint in a boulder and saw a quarter of the tooth exposed. I was immediately excited, it was just perfect and I knew it was an important find that needed to be shared with people, recounts Mr Mullaly.

Up to 7 cm long, the teeth have been identified as being from an extinct species of mega-toothed shark - the Great Jagged Narrow-Toothed Shark (Carcharocles angustidens) - which could grow to more than 9-metres long, almost twice the length of todays Great White Shark.

This shark stalked Victorias ancient sea ap...


UK: Muslim Migrant Who Raped Student in Cemetery: 'Yes, I Did That. Why Not?' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Why not? How could he even ask that question?

Heres how: sexual assault occurs in all cultures, but only in Islam does it have divine sanction.

One survivor of a Muslim rape gang in the UK said that her rapists would quote Quran to her, and believed their actions justified by Islam.

The Quran teaches that Infidel women can be lawfully taken for sexual use (cf. its allowance for a man to take captives of the right hand, 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30).

The Quran says:

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Greenpeace-funded probe unit says charity does not sign off stories "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Greenpeace-funded investigative journalism outfit says it probed shadow trade talks between UK think tanks and potential US donors occurred because there was a wall where information should be.


UK police detain investigative reporter Graham Phillips for stating the truth about Georgian aggression against South Ossetia "IndyWatch Feed World"

British law enforcement bodies have detained the journalist Graham Phillips at the Georgian Embassy in London, reported the ambassador of Georgia in Great Britain Tamar Beruchashvili to journalists. According to her, during an exhibition devoted to the 10th anniversary of the events of August, 2008, Phillips shouted out anti-Georgian and anti-NATO slogans. "The diplomatic police which was called to the scene worked quickly and detained Graham Phillips," added Beruchashvili. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia also reported about the detention of the journalist, without having given his name. "He without the permission disrupted the exhibition, loudly shouted slogans against NATO and accused Georgia of providing incorrect information for the British audience," noted the department. Several clips of the incident are below:


Toronto inundated with unbelievably heavy rain and flash floods "IndyWatch Feed World"

Residents in Toronto are sloshing through the aftermath of a heavy rain storm that caused flash flooding in portions of the city, submerging several vehicles and forcing road closures. Environment Canada issued a special weather statement ahead of the summer storm, warning of the potential for 50 to 100 millimetres of rain Tuesday evening. According to a preliminary weather summary issued by Environment Canada on Wednesday after 12:30 a.m., the heaviest rain hit Highways 400 and 401, the area near Allen Road, the downtown core and the Toronto Islands.


New Moon Ritual: Cleanse Your Karma and Allow Your True Self To Grow "IndyWatch Feed World"

As you may know, there is a new moon coming up and because of that new moon to come, it is important to remind you all that if you want to heal your karma or help yourself grow that will be the moment when you should use your personal energy to do-so. New moons hold lots of powers, powers that most people spend most of their lives overlooking.

Below I am going to go over one of the most amazing new moon rituals I have ever had the privilege to carry out. This is one of my personal favorites and I try to do it at least once every other new moon. It does not require a lot of things but does a lot of good for the lives of all of us.

If you have been wanting to work with the energies surrounding you now is your chance. This new moon ritual will really benefit you greatly. You can do much more than you realize when it comes to the energetic world.

New Moon Cleansing Ritual:

Things Needed:

Sage for Smudging

Paper & Pen

A Bowl




On the night of the new moon as the darkness is making itself known sage your area be this indoors or outdoors. Put the water into the bowl and add some salt. Make sure it is warm water but not overly warm, you should be able to put your hands in it without it hurting you. As you sit really think about your karma and the things going on in your life. Mix the salt and really focus your mind.

Write down on the paper anything you want to get out or anything that might be holding you back. Cover every inch if you need to. Really express yourself and write out all the karmic wrongs you want to reverse and all the growth you have to still find. Once you have done this and gotten everything out properly sit in silence and call on the new moon energies before you to help you cleanse.

Invite these energies into your being and using your minds eye really see them within your veins pulsating through your being. Submerge the paper in the water with the salt and mix it in slowly until the paper isnt really there anymore and the water is murky and full. Pour this outside and from there smudge with sage once more. Now, the more you do this the better you will feel. Even just after the first run, you will feel as though a weight has been lifted.


10 Items To Keep On Hand That Ward Off Bad Vibes And Negativity "IndyWatch Feed World"

In a world of violence, hatred, and negativity, many of us are looking for the secret to create our own safe haven at home. Protect your personal state from negative or evil energy with these effective and all-natural tools.

Whether you are a practitioner of crystal magic, introducing these powerful stones and minerals into your life on a daily basis, or are completely new to the concept of using these forms of natural magic in order to banish negativity, these tools are easy to use and readily available. If you have felt a lingering negativity in your home or office or have been struggling with a down emotional state, this is for you.

Here are 10 items you should keep on hand to ward off bad vibes and negativity in your life:

#1 Sage

One of the oldest and best-known methods for removing a negative or evil energy from your home, the burning of sage, known as smudging, is said to work like an energetic shower, cleansing a space or a person. This works to banish all negative, evil or bad energies, freeing you to invite positivity into your life in its place. There are many different rituals and uses for sage, including moving into a new home, after an argument, upon returning home from a negative situation or following any form of illness or disease.

#2 Rose Quartz

A well-known crystal, rose quartz is also referred to as the love stone. It works by banishing negativity and bad energy, instead, welcoming unconditional love and acceptance into your life. This is the crystal that is often used when one is looking to attract both platonic and romantic connections, helping us to find the people who will bring happiness and joy into our lives.

#3 Palo Santo

Much like the use of sage, palo santo works to cleanse a space when it is burned. It is said to cleanse a space of negativity, banishing the bad energy that exists in order to make way for positivity. It is also effective in the treatment of common colds, cases of flu, asthma, inflammation, headaches, depression, anxiety and other forms of emotional pain or turmoil. Some alternative health practitioners even believe that is effective in relieving some of the symptoms associated with cancer.

#4 Clary Sage Oil

For those that arent interested in burning sage for any reason, clary sage oil will allow them to still make use of the benefits of sage in the home. It can be used in a diffuser or applied directly to the skin. Not only does this powerf...


4 Cyclones Are Spinning Across The Pacific This Is What You Need To Know "IndyWatch Feed World"

Things seem to be working back up as four tropical cyclones are seen swirling around in the Pacific Ocean. We can only hope that some of them at the very least die down before making their way to land.

The most intense of the four at the moment is Hurricane Hector who as of Monday was registering almost as a Category 5 but it is currently a Category 3. While tracking west it is expected to come just south of Hawaii on Wednesday and Thursday (August 8th and 9th). Any slight change could cause a lot of damage to the island chain. This is especially troubling as no hurricane has made landfall in Hawaii since 1992.

Between Hector, John, Kristy, and Ileana who knows what we could be in store for. NOAA has been keeping a close watch on all four and if you take a look at the tweet below you can see footage of them as they spin. This swarm is getting stronger.


Saudi Arabia-Canada rift escalates - SA to dump Canadian assets 'no matter the cost' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Saudi Arabia is selling off Canadian securities in response to Ottawa's criticism of the arrest of a female activist, the Financial Times reports. Riyadh says it's ready to take the step despite possible financial losses. According to the newspaper, Saudi Arabia's overseas asset managers were told to dump Canadian equities, bonds and cash holdings "no matter the cost." Saudi Arabia is not a major investor in Canada, according to the FT source, but the Kingdom wants to send a strong signal to authorities in Ottawa. The diplomatic rift between the two countries began after Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland demanded the release from prison of Saudi women's rights activist Samar Badawi, who has family in Canada.


Backlash and Stigma: Rethinking Restraint in the Age of Trump "IndyWatch Feed World"

This is a guest post from Eric Van Rythoven. Eric Van Rythoven recently finished his PhD at Carleton University studying emotion, world politics, and security. His work is published in Security Dialogue and European Journal of International Relations.

There is a recurring frustration among observers of the Trump administration that commentary easily becomes distracted. Stories about the Trump familys everyday nepotism and corruption may be important in the context of a so-called normal presidency, but these are small marbles when compared to the administrations catastrophic performance at Helsinki or the odious policy of child separation. For many IR scholars the message is clear: dont focus on Ivankas clothing line, focus on what matters.

But what if stories like the decline of Ivankas clothing brand matter more than we think? In isolation, these kinds of stories appear as inconsequential distractions. Taken together, they form a broader genre of reporting focused on the rising personal costs of serving under Trump. This genre of reporting is important because it points to two crucial political processes occurring around the Trump administration right at this moment: backlash and stigmatization. I want to suggest that scholars should not only think about how these processes are significant features of contemporary politics, but how they can inform how we think about restraint in the age of Trump.

The idea of a backlash carries connotations of a reactionary and hostile mode of politics. For most of IR, the concept is conspicuously absent, in part because the field has largely ignored reactionary politics in general (see Mackay and LaRoches take on this problem). In Susan Faludis seminal study she describes backlash against feminist politics in the United States during the 1980s as a powerful counterassault on womens rights triggered by the perceptionaccurate or notthat women are making great strides in society. While individuals can occupy privileged positions in backlash movements, its force was derived from how its reacti...


Sorcha Faal: Russian Fleet Rushes to the Arctic "IndyWatch Feed World"

August 8, 2018

Russian Fleet Rushes To Arctic Over Fears US May Have Started War With Unknown Alien Species

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

Source: What Does It Mean

At the same time the highly influential Veteran Intelligent Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) organization is warning President Trump that the Deep State intelligence on Iran he is receiving could be catastrophic, a new Ministry of Defense (MoD) report circulating in the Kremlin today suggests that the United States, if not the entire world, may have even bigger things to worry aboutand is due to a believed to be shootdown by the US Air Force of a known and accepted interstellar-interdimensional device (most commonly referred as a UFO) within the Arctic Circle on 25 July, whose explosive force was registered at 2.1 kilotonsand has now seen this devices suspected pair-mate, on 4 August, enter our Earths atmosphere in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region-Yugra in West Siberia from where it began transversing the globeuntil yesterday, 7 August, when it hovered in the skies over the Philippines, then raced towards the Arctic Circle where it plunged into the Greenland Sea with enough force to cause a 5.8 magnitude earthquakeand in response to President Putin, just hours ago, ordered the immediate deployment of the entire Russian Northern Fleet to Arctic waters. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]

Massive interstellar-interdimen...


Exopolitics: Military Insiders Confirm Thousands of Extraterrestrials Live Among us "IndyWatch Feed World"

Military Insiders Confirm Thousands of Extraterrestrials Live Among Us


As the scientific community continues to speculate about whether intelligent extraterrestrial life exists on exoplanets being discovered throughout our vast galaxy, military insiders have come forward to reveal that national governments are hiding a stunning truth. Extraterrestrials who look just like us not only exist throughout the galaxy, but tens of thousands of them have infiltrated communities all over the planet as neighbors, co-workers, teachers, doctors, humanitarians, etc.

Emery Smith and Corey Goode claim to have worked on highly classified extraterrestrial related programs that are run by the U.S. and other military forces, which are under the authority of transnational corporations.

Smith says that he encountered human looking extraterrestrials living among humanity while working at highly classified facilities such as Kirtland Air Force Base, Sandia National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and other military facilities.

In a series of interviews completed on the popular online streaming show Cosmic Disclosure, Smith says that while working at these facilities he encountered human looking extraterrestrials who are indistinguishable from modern humans. In the August 7 episode, he responded as follows to a question about whether extraterrestrials live among us:

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"Alex Jones, Big Tech, and the Deep State" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Alex Jones, Big Tech, and the Deep State"
by Paul Rosenberg

"They finally got to it. Alex Jones has been banned from Facebook, YouTube, iTunes, and Im not sure what else all within 24 hours or so, as I hear it. And he was not alone others have been banned too. What I want you to understand is this: Theres only one reason this was done now: because they might get away with it.

I see very little of Mr. Jones material, but hes clearly exposing a lot of things the deep-state types dont like. And believing themselves to be rightful rulers and believing that the Mr. Joneses of the world ought to be obedient and thankful they feel entirely correct in eliminating their ridiculous opposition.

Why It Works Now: Ill be brief: The tech companies have been brought into the machine. Theyve already altered their products to suit the spy agencies and have agents and counteragents all through their o...


'Q' Community Responds to Mainstream Media Attacks "IndyWatch Feed World"

Q Community Responds to Media Attacks

Posted on August 8, 2018

Source: Deus Nexus | By DAVID NOVA

By Joshua Philipp | The Epoch Times

Over the past week, nearly all legacy news outlets have published articles criticizing the growing movement around a mysterious figure or group known as Q, which since October 2017 has been publishing alleged leaks on behind-the-scenes actions taken by the Trump administration to uproot alleged global corruption.

The general angle on Q from most news outlets is the samethat its a conspiracy theoryand The Washington Post even went so far as to call it a deranged conspiracy cult.

The media backlash has done little to dissuade Q supporters, however, who continue to support the movement with billboards and t-shirts at Trump rallies, and in numerous online groups that analyze and discuss recent news and posts from Q.

To gain a better understanding of the movement, and why people believe in it, The Epoch Times spoke with Q fans at recent Trump rallies in Pennsylvania and Ohio, and with Jordan Sather, a prominent figure online who speaks and writes about his analysis of Q.

Anybody calling it a cult or calling it a conspiracy theory, or calling it names, is doing so from an ignorant standpoint. Everybody attacking it, I find, theyre not even reading it, said Sather, who runs the Destroying the Illusion channel on YouTube, on which he analyzes Q posts.

Q is a series of anonymous posts on the 8chan forum, whi...


The Lions Gate and Trump, Sessions Playing Cosmic Chess "IndyWatch Feed World"

August 8, 2018: The Lions Gate & Trump and Sessions Playing Cosmic Chess [videos]

AUGUST 8, 2018

Source: Starship Earth: The Big Picture

August 8th, or 8/8 is known as the Lions Gate Portal. What does that mean? Even if you know nothing about astrology, the 8-8-8 occurring todaythis yearshould tell you its of yuge importanceand to be followed three days later by a solar eclipseoff the charts! A midsummer nights dream!

August 8th (8-8) is known among the woo-woo community as The Lions Gatea date, annually, where the Earth aligns with the Galactic Center and Sirius

Numerologist Felicia Bender explains that eight, AKA the number of infinity, is an amplifier. When you see it, its always offering challenges and opportunities in the realm of personal empowerment. And once thats achieved, then, its about material manifestation and abundance. Source

The dark and the Light both understand the constellations and the movements of the stars and use the prevailing energies to navigate the Earthly chess board.

Not being a chess player, I appreciate a little insight now and then from an interpreter, and its SB2/WD to the rescue.

Q has said all along to trust Sessions, and some...


Woman sentenced to 8 years in prison after following her ISIS husband into Syrian war "IndyWatch Feed World"

Living in constant fear, hiding from shelling with her children and no way out - a Russian woman who was sentenced to prison for being part of a terrorist group after following her ISIS husband to Syria shared her story with RT. In February this year, Zagidat Abakarova from the Republic of Dagestan in southeastern Russia received an eight-year jail sentence for joining an illegal armed group. However, she won't actually go to jail until her youngest child turns 14. The girl is currently one year old. Speaking to RT's Madina Kochenova, Zagidat recalled the story of her life, which has been turned upside down ever since she traveled to Syria. "I was 29 when I left [Russia], I went to Turkey first with my husband, I never thought I would end up there [in Syria]," the woman, who is now 33, admitted to RT.


Reader: Thank you Beautiful Soul "IndyWatch Feed World"

Submitted to Operation Disclosure | by June Ann


!Thank You!

Thank you to the Beautiful Soul who supplied me with headphones.

Your heart is good Charles.

June Ann



All Russia all the time - thanks to the curious case of Bill Browder and the deceptive Magnitsky Act "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Deserve's got nuthin' to do with it." - William Munny, Unforgiven A couple of weeks ago I told you the first U.S. Civil War was here. What I didn't tell you was the face of that Civil War is Bill Browder. Browder was responsible for The Magnitsky Act. It handed our government insane sanctions powers on individuals and companies in the name of punishing rogue, evil regimes who torture innocents. His story is the thing of spy novels. It reeks of power politics, market collusion and psychopathology. And if only half of it is true, he and his associates deserve a fate worse than anything dreamed up by Dante and his Inferno.


Democratic Senator Mark Warner: The driving force behind move to further weaponize U.S. tech giants and silence dissent "IndyWatch Feed World"

In a corporatist system of government, wherein there is no meaningful separation between corporate power and state power, corporate censorship is state censorship. Because legalized bribery in the form of corporate lobbying and campaign donations has given wealthy Americans the ability to control the US government's policy and behavior while ordinary Americans have no effective influence whatsoever, the US unquestionably has a corporatist system of government. Large, influential corporations are inseparable from the state, so their use of censorship is inseparable from state censorship. This is especially true of the vast megacorporations of Silicon Valley, whose extensive ties to US intelligence agencies are well-documented. Once you're assisting with the construction of the US military's drone program, receiving grants from the CIA and NSA for mass surveillance, or having your site's content regulated by NATO's propaganda arm, you don't get to pretend you're a private, independent corporation that is separate from government power. It is possible in the current system to have a normal business worth a few million dollars, but if you want to get to billions of dollars in wealth control in a system where money translates directly to political power, you need to work with existing power structures like the CIA and the Pentagon, or else they'll work with your competitors instead of you. - From the Caitlin Johnstone post: In A Corporatist System Of Government, Corporate Censorship Is State Censorship Let's be clear about something up front because it's extremely important. This narrative that three tech giants, Apple, Google and Facebook all decided independently and simultaneously to de-platform Alex Jones without any threats or pressure from U.S. politicians and other powerful forces behind the scenes is pure fantasy. This isn't private companies doing that private company thing, this is Silicon Valley oligarchs making a decision to appease politicians and the status quo system which made them billionaires in order to avoid regulation.


Globalists are waiting to enforce a counter-revolution "IndyWatch Feed World"

On meeting with the EU's Jean-Claude Juncker last month, Donald Trump tweeted: "Both the U.S. and the E.U. drop all Tariffs, Barriers and Subsidies! That would finally be Free Market and Fair Trade." Did Larry Kudlow somehow get access to Trump's phone? We know not. But, on hearing this, Steve Forbes, Stephen Moore and Arthur Laffer broke into the "Hallelujah" chorus of Handel's "Messiah." "Amen," they thundered in The New York Times. Trump should declare "total trade disarmament" to be national policy and make free trade his "legacy" to America. Such a proclamation, they wrote, would assure Trump the "moral high ground" in the global debate and transform him from "evil disrupter of international commerce to potential savior." For free trade is always and ever a "win-win for trading partners." To read the Times op-ed is to appreciate that what we are dealing with here is an ideology, a political religion, a creed, a cult.


Top US general displays massive idiocy, says US can't be friendly with Russia and China because of their hypersonic weapons "IndyWatch Feed World"

Russia and China are not eligible for friendship with the United States because the two nations are developing hypersonic weapons that the US has no defense against, a top American general has declared. "You can't call them [Russia and China] our friends if they're building weapons that can destroy the United States of America, and, therefore, we have to develop the capability to respond," Air Force General John Hyten, commander of US Strategic Command, said at the Space and Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville, Alabama. Hyten went on to reassure his audience that the Pentagon has close to a dozen programs aimed at developing and defending against hypersonic weapons. He also expressed regret that the US hadn't started working on such weapon systems "five years ago or ten years ago, because then we wouldn't be worried."


ZAP's Mid-Week Report -- August 8, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

"The Office of Poofness"


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Review of Andrei Nekrasov's film: 'The Magnitsky Act - Behind the Scenes' - American fiction and Russian realism "IndyWatch Feed World"

I live in France where from the avenue of the Champs Elyses to the tractors covered with flags in the alfalfa fields of Normandy, the French celebrated their victory at the World Cup held in Russia. The world event gave Russia the opportunity to show its good side and to my happy surprise, even English journalists stressed how well organized the Cup was and everyone reported on how open and welcoming the Russian people were. How much the Russians seem to long for recognition and sympathy; visitors praised the food, the lodgings, the cleanliness and the good timing of everything. The two problems seemed to be the huge distances to cover and the Russian language. The world seemed to discover that Russia is a real country full of ordinary likeable people, not the evil empire full of clones. I also live in my own little corner of internet. Through this small window, I try to find the truth because the mainstream media, while vociferously denouncing fake news, always tells the same story and the only difference between journalists at best is a slight change in wording - like so many actors giving their own take on the same script. I look for truth through debate and contradicting views. So, in the usual way of this alternative media, an email sends me a link: look at this before it is taken down! The link is a 2-hour long documentary entitled: The Magnitsky Act, Behind the scenes. It is like being handed a Russian novel. You have to be brave enough to delve into a long, involved, intricate storyline full of unexpected twists and especially full of ambiguous characters none of whom, unlike American fiction, entirely fit the categories of good and bad - although some seem definitely much worse than others.


Fake views: People are increasingly getting plastic surgery to measure up to their altered Snapchat filters "IndyWatch Feed World"

Plastic surgery has been popular in American and Western culture for decades, but the latest trend in industry reflects technology and social media's influence on body image issues. According to a paper recently published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery by researchers from the Department of Dermatology at the Boston University School of Medicine, the fastest growing request in plastic surgeons' offices is to look more like the images produced by Snapchat filters. Snapchat, a popular messaging app, offers filters that can smooth out the skin and nose, enlarge the eyes, and make the lips appear fuller. The authors of the paper, titled "Selfies-Living in the Era of Filtered Photographs," say these filters "can take a toll on one's self esteem, make one feel inadequate for not looking a certain way in the real world, and may even act as a trigger and lead to body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)."


Assange Tweet: Baron Trump Books "IndyWatch Feed World"

Source: Dinar Chronicles

Here is an intriguing tweet from Awake17 about the fascinating Baron Trump children's books. The books were written in the 1800's and feature many spooky connections to President Trump and his family...

Here are two links about the books:

I think Julian Assange is preparing us for a MASSIVE drop of information. The details could be so mind-boggling that even seasoned lightworkers will be in awe. Buckle up, friends.

Where We Go One We Go All.

Love and Light
Sierra (NZ)


Fmr Education Secretary Admits US Students are Failing Because Education System Runs on Lies "IndyWatch Feed World"

"We're not top 10 in anything," said a former education secretary who is calling out politicians for creating a public education system that "runs on lies."

by Rachel Blevins

Typically, when Americans hear someone say that the education system in the United States runs on lies, they would expect the statement to come from a disgruntled parent or student but now it is coming from the former Secretary of Education, as he admits that the U.S. lies to families on a daily basis by promising them a quality education through public schools.

Arne Duncan, who served as education secretary for the Obama Administration, now appears to be calling out all sides of the spectrum for failing to prioritize the next generation. In an interview with CBS Face The Nation, Duncan argued that politicians are never held accountable for failing students and teachers.

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Assange to Testify Before Congress "IndyWatch Feed World"

Source: Dinar Chronicles

The US Senate has called on Julian Assange to testify. As Jordan Sather says in his latest video (at 6'): 'Boom! This is huge news...'

I agree with Great Awakening Board Anon RickFishbournefromOz (shout out to my Aussie neighbor!)...'The day he (Julian) takes the stand in Congress will be a day we'll remember all our lives...' Exactly.

Check out Jordan's video at 2' 25" - he talks about President Trump's recent tweet '5 for 5'. As Jordan says, we Q followers immediately recognized this tweet as a message for us. Trump/Q has posted 5:5 several times in the past. We translate it to read: 'Message understood loud and clear'. It is military jargon.

One Great Awakening Anon surmised that '5 for 5' could also refer to the five servers. Q has often said regarding the evidence against the cabal contained in those servers: 'We have it all...'

Finally, the main Q website is down. As Jordan says, it could be a direct attack from the cabal - they know how close they are to total destruction. Jordan lists alternative sites for following Q posts (although there are no new posts).

The action is definitely heating up. Julian Assange standing before Congress will be the sweetest sight in the world. I can't wait!

Where We Go One We Go All.

Love and Light
Sierra (NZ)


No surprise here: Israeli soldier who murdered stone-throwing Palestinian now promoted to head of IDF infantry brigade "IndyWatch Feed World"

An Israeli soldier who shot dead a Palestinian teen for throwing a rock at his car in 2015 is being promoted to commander of one of Israel Defence Force's (IDF) main infantry brigades. The promotion of Colonel Yisrael Shomer to Nahal Brigade commander was confirmed by the IDF as part of a series of personnel changes, Haaretz reports. Shomer was filmed shooting dead 17-year-old Muhammad Ali-Kosba after he threw a rock at the soldier's vehicle near the West Bank village of Al-Ram on July 3, 2015. CCTV footage of the killing was shared online by Israeli human rights group B'Tselem, who condemned the shooting as unlawful and sent the footage to the Military Police Investigations Unit.


Socialism or Barbarism? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Being run by business, American culture suffers from an overwhelming preponderance of stupidity. When a set of institutions as reactionary as big business has a virtual monopoly over government and the media, the kinds of information, entertainment, commentary, ideologies, and educational policies on offer will not conduce to rationality or social understanding. What youll end up with is, for instance, an electorate 25 percent of whose members are inclined to libertarianism. And the number is even higher among young people. That is to say, huge numbers of people will be exposed to and persuaded by the propaganda of the Cato Institute, the magazine Reason, Ayn Rands novels, and Milton Friedmans ideological hackery to express their rebellious and anti-authoritarian impulses by becoming extreme advocates of total tyranny, to quote Chomsky. Theyll believe, as he translates, that power ought to be given into the hands of private, unaccountable tyrannies, namely corporations. Theyll think that if you just get government out of the picture and let capitalism operate freely, unencumbered by regulations or oversight or labor unionism, all will be for the best in this best of all possible worlds. And theyll genuinely believe theyre being subversive and anarchistic by proposing such a program.

The spectacle of millions adhering to such a breathtakingly stupid ideology would be comical if it werent so tragic. Im an atheist, but Christianity strikes me as a more rationaland moralreligion than this libertarian (really totalitarian) one of absolute faith in universal privatization, marketization, corporatization, and commoditization. To be a so-called libertarian is to be deplorably ignorant of modern history, economics, commonsense sociology, human psychology, and morality itself. (Regarding morality: if the Golden Rule is an essential maxim, then the communist slogan From each according to his ability, to each according to his need, which is basically a derivative of the Golden Rule, is...


X22 Report: Confused On What's Happening With The Economy, Don't Be This Is The Plan" "IndyWatch Feed World"

X22 Report: "Confused On What's Happening With The Economy,
 Don't Be, This Is The Plan"
X22 Report: 
Do You Feel It, The Deep State's Last Ditch Effort Will Be To Unleash


The Knife in Irans Back "IndyWatch Feed World"

On Tuesday night, Irans President Hassan Rouhani went on television to talk about the reinstatement of sanctions by the United States against his country. He prepared the country for more privations as a result of the sanctions. Responding to Trumps offer for a meeting, Rouhani said pointedly, If you stab someone with a knife and then say you want to talk, the first thing you have to do is to remove the knife.

It is clear to everyone outside the U.S. government that Iran has honored its side of the 2015 nuclear deal that it made with the governments of five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council (the U.S., the UK, France, China and Russia) as well as the European Union. In fact, quite starkly, the European Unions foreign policy chiefFederica Mogherinisaid, We are encouraging small and medium enterprises in particular to increase business with and in Iran as part of something that for us is a security priority. In other words, Mogherini is asking companies to resist Trumps policy direction. What she is saying, and what Rouhani said, is that it is the United States that has violated the nuclear deal and so no one needs to honor the U.S. sanctions that have been reinstated.

Mogherini pointed to small and medium enterprises because these would not be the kind of multinational corporations with interests in the United States. But it is more than small and medium enterprises that are going to challenge the U.S. sanctions. China, Russia and Turkey have already indicated that they will not buckle to U.S. pressure.

China: Chinas lawful rights should be protected, said the Chinese government. China has no incentive to follow the new U.S. position. First, China imports about $15 billion of oil from Iran each year and expects to increase its purchases next year. Chinese state energy firms, such as China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and Sinopec, have invested billions of dollars in Iran. CNPC and Sinopec have also got shares in Irans major oil fieldsCNPC has a 30 percent share in the South Pars gas field and has investments in the North Azadegan oil field, while Sinopec has invested $2 billion in Yadavan oil field. Chinas Export Import Bank, meanwhile, has financed many large projects in Iran, including the electrification of the Tehran-Mashhad railway. Other Chinese investment projects include the Tehran metro and the Tehran-Isfahan train. These projects are worth tens of billions of dollars.

Second, China is in the midst of a nasty trade war with the United States. In late August, Trumps government slapped 25 percent tariffs on $16 billion of Chinese imports into the United States. China responded with its own tariffs, with the Chinese Commerce Ministry saying that the U.S. is once again putting domestic law over international law, which is a very unreasonable practice. The once again is important....


Le label huile de palme durable est-il sur une mauvaise pente? "IndyWatch Feed World"

08 Aug 2018 | swissinfoLa rcente confrontation entre le gant suisse de l'industrie alimentaire Nestl et la Table ronde sur l'huile de palme durable (RSPO) met en lumire un foss croissant autour de la certification.



UNHCR and UNDP urge tangible progress to improve conditions in Myanmar's Rakhine State "IndyWatch Feed World"

Two months since the signing of the tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UNHCR, UNDP, and the Government of Myanmar, UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, and UNDP, the UN's development agency,...


Scenes From the Front Lines of Americas Immigration Crisis "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Tucson Greyhound bus station sits in an expansive parking lot in what could generously be called the edge of downtown. It once shared a historic building with the train station but is now in what amounts to a double-wide trailer, propped up five feet off the ground with a sheet-metal skirt. The building shimmers in the heat radiating from the asphalt. This unremarkable trailer played a key role in the reunification and separation of migrant families back in 2013 to 2014which, in turn, laid some of the groundwork for the Trump administrations zero-tolerance policy.

In 2013, I came to this bus station three or more times a week. I lived in a volunteer intentional community whose members would load the back seat of our shared car with a dozen homemade care packages: small cloth bags filled with bottles of water, cups of ramen soup, a fistful of granola bars and a mishmash of whichever portable snacks were on the food shelf that week.

In the parking lot of the Greyhound station, an unmarked white passenger van would drive up. The passengers were short, well-dressed Central American mothers with their children in tow, everyones shoes still dusty from the trek across the border. Theyd get out of the van wearing what looked like new T-shirts and jeans with bedazzled pockets. The jeans sagged because the migrants belts had been taken away during Border Patrol (BP) detention. It appeared as if they were trying to balance looking good for their trip to America while also dressing practically in case they had to walk a long way in the desert.

Id wait for a fellow volunteer, preferably a woman who spoke better Spanish than I, to arrive and help me carry in the bags of food, extra clothes, diapers and stuffed animals. We would approach the migrants, tell them where they were, and let them use our phones to call their families. I would talk to family members on the other end of the line, as the migrants puzzled over how to buy a Greyhound ticket, which was not as easy as you would think. We took money orders so families had cash for the three-day trip from the border to their families living in the vast interior of the U.S.

We knew the Greyhound staffers by name and knew which nights the friendly ones worked. We memorized the routes that were easy to navigate, and which cities were problematic. We explained migrants tickets using highlighters to emphasize stations at which they had to change buses. If they got a ticket for that night, we got on the bus with them to help them find a seat close to the driver. If it was a driver we knew, he or she would give a knowing nod.

If it was a new driver, we would explain that these were asylum applicants with a stay of deportation notice that allowed them to travel in the U.S. We would tell the mothers where BP would pul...


ICE Brazenly Lies About Crashing Van Carrying Mothers Separated From Their Children "IndyWatch Feed World"

Recent polling from the Pew Research Center indicates a plurality of Americans now hold an unfavorable opinion of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). A new report published Wednesday helps illuminate why.

According to the Texas Observer, which cites a police report and interviews with four passengers, an ICE contractor crashed a cargo van in San Marcos, Texas, last month. The van was transporting eight Central American mothers who had been separated from their children as part of the Trump administrations zero tolerance policy. The vehicle was rendered inoperable and multiple women were injured, yet the agency repeatedly denied that the accident took place.

The crash occurred as the group was leaving a Sunoco gas station just off Interstate 35, writes the Observers Gus Bova. The vans driver was an employee of Trailboss Enterprises, an Alaska-based company that provides transportation for ICE in Central and South Texas. The driver failed to come to a stop and T-boned an F-250 [Ford truck] that was entering the gas station, police said. The mothers told the Observer the impact slammed them against the seats in front of them, resulting in headaches, dizziness, nausea and injury to one womans leg, which began swelling immediately.

The mothers statements are nothing less than harrowing. Dileia of Honduras, who did not want to give her full name for fear of reprisal from U.S. officials, told the Observer, The crash was really strong, like maybe we were going to flip. Another mother, Roxana, added, We were all trembling with shock from the accident; my whole body hurt. Each of the women said they had not been instructed to put on their seat belts.

For nearly three weeks, ICE denied the crash happened and ignored requests for information, writes Bova. The Observer was first alerted to the crash the day after it occurred by immigrant rights activists in Austin. The next day, Leticia Zamarripa, an ICE spokesperson, denied the incident twice. Your sources misinformed you, Zamarripa wrote on July 20. There was no crash.

After the magazine obtained an accident report, an ICE spokesperson issued a statement calling the incident a fender bender. The report itself notes that the vehicle had to be towed.

Ultimately, the incident is merely the latest in a long string of atrocious developments involving the newly empowered federal law enforcement agency. Just last month, HuffPost revealed that ICE is effectively partnering with domestic abusers in order to keep their victims from seeking help from law enforcement a...


How does resilience change over time? Tracking post-disaster recovery using mobile phone surveys "IndyWatch Feed World"

In this paper we track post-disaster recovery and changes in levels of resilience over time using events using a mobile phone panel survey of 1,200 people.


How to Perform Self-Hypnosis for Health and Happiness "IndyWatch Feed World"

August 9th, 2018 By Aletheia Luna Guest writer for Wake Up World In our families, cultures and societies, we are often taught that if you have a health issue go to a doctor!  If you suffer from stress, tension or anxiety, go to a therapist they"ll prescribe the very best pills and medications for you!  Oh yes! []


Apartheid: Israel arrests 6 Palestinian, 2 foreign journalists, in the span of one week "IndyWatch Feed World"

In the middle of the night, just before dawn, Israeli forces raided a village in the central West Bank to arrest a Palestinian - a daily occurence in the occupied Palestinian territory. The target of Monday's raid on the village of Rantis, which sits right on the Green Line, was Palestinian journalist Ibrahim Rantisi. The arrest of Rantisi marked the sixth Palestinian journalist to be detained by Israeli forces in a single week, causing alarm among Palestinian media and journalists that Israel's suppression of their work, will soon also become a daily occurrence . One week ago, Israeli forces detained four journalists under the pretext that they worked for Hamas-affiliated al-Quds TV, which was banned last month from operating in Israel last month by Israel's right-wing defense minister Avigdor Lieberman.


Michael McFaul may slag Steven Seagal, but what has HE done to help improve US-Russia relations? "IndyWatch Feed World"

The former US ambassador to Russia has proven to be quite adept at chastising Russia at every turn, even in retirement. But what exactly has McFaul done to create an atmosphere of lasting peace between Moscow and Washington? It was the summer of 2013 when I had my first and only encounter with Michael McFaul, then-US Ambassador to Russia. It was a Saturday afternoon, and a black sedan pulled into the parking lot of the prestigious Anglo-American School, a private learning facility located in the outskirts of Moscow where foreign diplomats and corporate executives enroll their kids. A burly driver opened the door and into the scorching sun appeared, in all his excellency, Michael McFaul. After exchanging brief pleasantries, the ambassador strolled to the bleachers on the opposite side of the field to await the beginning of a children's baseball game; a bit of an anticlimactic turn compared to the grand entry. I remember thinking to myself at the time, as he took a seat by himself across the pitch, 'There goes the loneliest man in the world.'


Rumors abound: Ridiculous Obama-era light bulb rules may be tossed in the rubbish "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Trump administration is preparing to repeal an Obama-era rule effectively outlawing a wide swath of popular light bulbs, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. The Department of Energy is ready to scrap a rule broadening the number of lightbulbs that must meet strict energy efficiency standards set to take effect in 2020, according to a document the agency published on its website. The document was later removed from the site, WaPo noted. Former President Barack Obama's DOE expanded the class of bulbs covered by a 2007 lightbulb ban to include bug lights, three-way bulbs, "rough service lamps," and some decorative bulbs, such as globe-shaped bulbs. Obama's decision came in January 2017 and roped in bulbs that had previously been exempt from the ban.


Where are American crows in winter? "IndyWatch Feed World"

This June 2018 video is called 5 Reasons To Like Crows (American Crow).

From the American Ornithological Society Publications Office in the USA:

Where do crows go in winter?

August 8, 2018

Partial migration where some individuals within a population migrate and some dont is common among birds and is speculated to be a step on the evolutionary path to complete, long-distance migration, but scientists know very little about how it actually works. A new study from The Auk: Ornithological Advances tracks where American Crows go during the winter and shows that while individuals are consistent in whether they migrate or stay put, partial migration might give them enough flexibility to adapt to changing environmental conditions.

Hamilton Colleges Andrea Townsend and her colleagues captured crows in large winter flocks in Utica, New York, and Davis, California, fitting them with satellite transmitters to track their movements and collecting blood and feather samples. Their data show that 73% of western crows and 86% of eastern crows migrated at least some distance to breed, with an average journey of around 500 kilometers. Birds returned faithfully to the same breeding territory each year, and whether or not individuals migrated was consistent from one year to the next they didnt switch strategies depending on environmental conditions. However, they were flexible in where they spent the winter.

This information can serve as an important baseline for tracking how crows migratory behavior is affected by factors including climate change and urbanization. Urban heat islands, as well as general warming trends, could lead more birds to shorten their migration and spend the winter closer to their breeding territory. If you live in a place, usually a city, with a huge winter flock of crows, you are seeing migratory birds that came south for the winter as well as your local, year-round crows, says Townsend. Personally, I find the sight of an 8000-crow roost exhilarating, but if they or their feces are driving you crazy, you can at least take comfort in knowing that most of them will disappear in early March.

It is surprising how much remains unknown about the seasonal movements of most partial migrant species, and this is especially true for variability among popula...


Farrakhan's hate speech not enough to ban him from facebook "IndyWatch Feed World"

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan's official Facebook page is rife with anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and other hateful speech, which have not been censored by Facebook content monitors, a Daily Caller News Foundation review of the page reveals. Videos posted to Farrakhan's Facebook page show the Nation of Islam leader claiming that Jews are secretly controlling government agencies to suppress black Americans and blaming Jews for "weaponizing" marijuana with "chemicals" to "feminize" black men. Neither of those videos violate Facebook's rules prohibiting hate speech, a Facebook spokeswoman told The Daily Caller News Foundation in a phone interview Tuesday.


Cartoon of Turkeys Erdogan, help free speech "IndyWatch Feed World"

The offending Erdogan cartoon

By Steve Sweeney in Britain:

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Campaign to share satirical cartoon lampooning Erdogan launched

FREE speech campaigners called for people to share the World of Tayyips cartoon on social media today in solidarity with those charged with insulting Turkeys president.

The Initiative for Freedom of Expression (Ifax) warned against the criminalisation of social criticism and launched its campaign to tell Turkey that satire is not a crime.

Members called on all those who believe in freedom of expression to share the cartoon, which depicts Turkeys President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a series of animals, in solidarity with those facing trial.

Four students from the Middle East Technical University were detained in July for carrying a banner displaying a caricature which first appeared in the Turkish satirical magazine Penguen at their graduation ceremony.

And the opposition Republican Peoples Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu has also been prosecuted after the party shared World of Tayyips on its official Twitter account.

Mr Erdogan also filed criminal complaints against 72 CHP MPs who shared the cartoon.

An Ifex statement said: Satirical cartoons of political leaders are widely understood as a crucial form of social commentary around the world. In Turkey, however, theyre yet another way the government criminalises social criticism.

The group condemned the punitive investigations that have been launched against the students, MPs and the leader of the governments main opposition party.



First Monsanto-Roundup Cancer Trial Goes To Jury In San Francisco "IndyWatch Feed World"

In a historic first, a California Jury is now deliberating whether Monsantos Roundup weed killer gave a school groundskeeper terminal cancer, after lawyers for both sides delivered their closing arguments on Tuesday.

Groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson is one of more than 5,000 plaintiffs across the United States who claim Monsantos glyphosate-containing herbicides, including the widely-used Roundup, cause cancer. His case, the first to go to trial, began in San Franciscos Superior Court of California four weeks ago. Reuters

On Tuesday, Johnsons attorney Brent Wisner urged jurors to hold Monsanto liable and slap them with a verdict that would actually change the world after arguing that Monsanto knew about glyphosates risks of cancer, but decided to ignore and bury the information.

Monsanto is a unit of Bayer AG following a $62.5 billion takeover by the German multinational conglomerate. Monsantos attorneys deny the allegations and refuted expert testimony relied on by Johnson and others as unreliable, claiming it does not satisfy any scientific or legal requirements.

The message of 40 years of scientific studies is clear: this cancer is not caused by glyphosate, said George Lombardi, attorney for Monsanto.

In September, 2017 the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concluded that glyphosates were not likely carcinogenic to humans, based on a decades-long assessment. In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO)s cancer arm issued an opposite statement warning that glyphosate was probably carcinogenic to humans.

If Monsanto is found liable, the jury can tack on punitive damages on top of more than $39 million in compensatory damages demanded by Johnson.

Johnsons case, filed in 2016, was fast-tracked for trial due to the severe state of his non-Hodgkins lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph system that he alleges was caused by Roundup and Ranger Pro, another Monsanto glyphosate herbicide. Johnsons doctors said he is unlikely to live past 2020.

A former pest control manager for a California county school system, Johnson, 46, applied the weed killer up to 30 times per year. ...


SOTT FOCUS: RT receives sixth International Emmy Awards nomination for reports on humanitarian crisis in war-ravaged Mosul "IndyWatch Feed World"

RT's special reports about the humanitarian crisis in the Iraqi city of Mosul has netted the network its sixth International Emmy Awards nomination, earning recognition for a story that went largely ignored in western media. The finalists for the Emmy in the News category, announced on Monday, included RT's #MosulSOS, a series of reports and a social media campaign aimed at highlighting the plight of civilians fleeing the Iraqi city as US-backed forces laid siege to the former Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS) stronghold. In order to raise awareness about the humanitarian disaster occurring, RT launched the campaign #MosulSOS on social media in March 2017. RT's Murad Gazdiev reported on the ground from Mosul, where he spoke with locals whose tragic stories about the destruction of their city never seemed to make western headlines. Those who managed to flee the carnage provided Murad with stories that often contradicted the US-led coalition's narrative of a precise, targeted bombing campaign.

Wednesday, 08 August


Illegal alien who was released from sanctuary city arrested after raping small child "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Department of Justice is prosecuting a previously deported illegal alien from Honduras for illegal re-entry while he is in prison for raping a small child after release by the city of Philadelphia. Illegal alien Juan Ramon Vasquez was previously deported in May 2009 and resurfaced on the radar of U.S. authorities in May 2014 after an arrest in Philadelphia. ICE agents were unable to detain Vasquez and re-deport him, however, because he was released by the city, which has a sanctuary policy for illegal aliens.


Rothschild Connected Billionaire Arrested For Role In NXIVM Child Trafficking Sex Slave Ring "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Rothschild-connected billionaire heiress to the Seagrams dynasty has been arrested for her role in the child sex trafficking cult NXIVM


Billionaire heiress Clare Bronfman was indicted on racketeering charges in federal court on Tuesday connected to her involvement as Operations Director for the NXIVM sex cult.

Bronfman is the heir to the multi-billion dollar liquor fortune of Edgar Bronfman Sr, the billionaire philanthropist who was formerly head of Seagram.

Additionally, Nancy Salzman, her daughter Lauren and NXIVM bookkeeper Kathy Russell were also accused of a racketeering conspiracy in the new superseding indictment in the case.

As alleged in the superseding indictment, for over a decade, Keith Raniere was the leader of a racketeering conspiracy in which he and members of his inner circle committed a  broad range of serious crimes from identity theft and obstruction of justice to sex trafficking, all to promote and protect Raniere and NXIVM, said US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Richard Donoghue in a statement

FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge William Sweeney also gave a statement on Tuesday.

As alleged, this long-running conspiracy crossed multiple avenues of criminal activity, which included, among other things, electronic monitoring; identity theft; extortion; victim smuggling; and illegal trafficking of a victim after a period of unlawful confinement, said Sweeney.

After her court appearance on Tuesday, Bronfman walked free after agreeing to wear an ankle monitor and posting $100 million in bail. Bronfman is not accused of sex trafficking.

While shes not accused of sex trafficking like the groups leaders Keith Raniere and Allison Mack, Frank Parlato, a former NXIVM publicist-turned-whistleblower...


US trade war with Beijing stimulates economic benefits between Russia and China "IndyWatch Feed World"

Trade between Moscow and Beijing has grown each month in 2018. The trend has continued amid growing trade tensions between China and the United States. Through July, Russia and China traded goods worth $58.35 billion, which is more than a 25-percent increase in annual terms, according to Chinese customs data. The volume of exports from China to Russia for this period increased by 16.6 percent to $26.9 billion. China bought $31.45 billion worth of Russian goods, representing growth of 34.9 percent. The countries expect that trade will exceed the $100-billion mark this year. In 2017, bilateral trade amounted to $84.1 billion, up by 19 percent from the year before. Russia and China have set a goal to increase bilateral trade to $200 billion annually.


Invasive Asian oysters help threatened Dutch oysters "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 2011 video is about Patella sp. and Ostrea edulis oyster, along the coast of Brittany in France.

From Marine Biology Research, 25 June 2018:

Return of the native facilitated by the invasive? Population composition, substrate preferences and epibenthic species richness of a recently discovered shellfish reef with native European flat oysters (Ostrea edulis) in the North Sea


After being ecologically extinct for almost a century, the discovery of a shellfish reef with native European flat oysters (Ostrea edulis) in the Dutch coastal area of the North Sea by the authors of this study called for an extensive survey to better understand some of the key requirements for the return of the native oyster in coastal waters. We assessed habitat conditions, its potential for increasing biodiversity, and the role of substrate provision by other bivalves such as the invasive alien Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas). Using underwater visual census, O. edulis size-frequency distributions and attachment substrate was investigated, as well as the composition of the epibenthic community and substrata types inside quadrats that were distributed across the reef. This reef was found to be composed of native European flat oysters, invasive alien Pacific oysters and blue mussels (Mytilus edulis), alternated with sandy patches.

The O. edulis population (6.8 0.6 oysters m2) consisted of individuals of different size classes. In quadrats with native and non-native oysters the number of epibenthic species was 60% higher compared to adjacent sand patches within the reef.

Notably, our results showed that the native oyster predominantly used shell (fragments) of the invasive Pacific oyster as settlement substrate (81% of individuals). Our results optimistically show that conditions for native oyster restoration can be suitable at a local scale in the coastal North Sea area and suggest that the return of native oysters may be facilitated by novel substrate provided by invasive oysters at sites where their distribution overlap.

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