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Thursday, 16 November

23:30

ISIS snipers using sophisticated U.S. thermal devices "IndyWatch Feed World"

ISIS snipers using sophisticated U.S. thermal devices | 14 Nov 2017 | ISIS [I-CIA-SIS] fighters are using sophisticated U.S. thermal devices, according to a new propaganda video by terror group. ISIS uploaded its latest propaganda video on Nov. 10, titled "Snipers of the South -- Wilyat al-Janb." The nearly six-minute video details ISIS sniper operations. In one scene, an ISIS fighter can be seen firing what appears to be a homemade high caliber anti-material gun. The video later focuses on an ISIS sniper and his spotter. The spotter is carrying a FLIR BHM thermal camera, and the shooter is operating a U.S. M4 with an unknown scope. [Hmm. How did they get them? Via one of John McCain's food and weapons drops for his I-CIA-SIS best buds?]

23:28

Hungarys Jobbik party wants to sound less extreme "IndyWatch Feed World"

Above~Leader of Hungarys nationalist, far right wing party Jobbik, Gabor Vona, center.

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23:23

January 20, 2018: Build the Base, Take the Initiative : A Call to Expand Our Capacity "IndyWatch Feed World"

On January 20, 2018, we invite you to join us in organizing events and gatherings in autonomous spaces, building capacity and community to sustain our movements and prepare for the year ahead.

This call is endorsed by the Channel Zero Anarchist Podcast Network, subMedia, Its Going Down, and CrimethInc.. If you want to endorse this call, pass it on to others, organize something for January 20, 2018, and email us at rollingthunder@crimethinc.com to have your name added here.


Last year, thousands gathered in Washington, DC and elsewhere around the US to start the Trump regime off with an inspiring display of defiance. Since that historic mobilization, many of us have been in action almost continuously, responding to one threat after another from the regime and its supporters.

Weve participated in airport blockades opposing the Muslim Ban, mass mobilizations against the Alt-Right and other racists, weeks of action in solidarity with J20 defendants and Standing Rock arrestees, ongoing anti-colonial action against pipelines, and broad disaster relief efforts in the South and Puerto Rico. As a new year opens up before us, lets come together to think about where we want to go from here.

We live in dynamic and dangerous times. The state is ramping up repression just as fewer and fewer people perceive the government to be legitimate. Many comrades are facing decades in prison, but many more are looking to get involved.

For this reason, were calling for people to gather in anarchist and autonomous spaces on the week of January 20, 2018 in order to reconnect to the roots from which our movements draw strength, discuss the path ahead, and gather resources for prisoners, relief efforts, and ongoing struggles.

Expand Networks, Strengthen Spaces

We propose to use the week of J20 2018 to reconnect with our networks, revitalize our spaces, organize new projects, hold special events, and bring people together to build our movements.

Autonomous spaces include infoshops, community centers, and bookstores. But an autonomous space can also be a public place you make a habit of gathering in or a territory you share and defend. Open spaces offer a way for people who are freshly curious about our movements to plug in, pick up literature, and begin fostering relationships.

Towards this end, we are encouraging people to organize on the week of J20:

  • Community events involving putting in work at autonomous spaces. This could mean fixing the bathro...

23:19

EU Parliament tells Poland to uphold rule of law & democracy "IndyWatch Feed World"

The EU Parliament has adopted a resolution calling on Poland to uphold common European values, warning that if Polish authorities refuse to comply it could lead to the suspension of voting rights in the EU Council.
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Protesters stand with banner All-Polish Youth on Polish Independence Day in Warsaw, November 11, 2017 Agencja Gazeta

The resolution calls on Warsaw to respect the right of freedom of assembly, to strongly condemn the xenophobic and fascist march that took place in Warsaw on November 11, and to provide free and accessible contraception without discrimination, while making emergency contraception available without medical prescription.

Polish President Andrzej Duda signed off on a law in June which turned emergency contraception into a prescription drug. Poland also has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in Europe, banning all terminations unless the pregnancy is the result of incest or rape, poses a health risk to the mother, or the fetus is severely deformed.

The resolution also calls on Poland to comply with the European Court of Justices (ECJ) order to immediately suspend large-scale logging in the Bialowieza forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Activists and the EU claim Warsaw has ignored the ECJs ruling to halt logging in the forest.

MEPs believe that the situation in Poland represents a clear risk of a serious breach of the European values, including the rule of law, enshrined in the EU Treaty, the EU Parliament wrote on its website. Parliament decided by 438 votes to 152 with 71 abstentions to prepare a formal request that the Council activate the preventive mechanism provided for in Article 7.1.

It notes that if Warsaw refuses to comply with EU recommendations, it could face a suspension of Polands voting righ...

23:18

Polish Nationalist Youth March Draws Thousands into the Capital "IndyWatch Feed World"

Crowd of mostly young people carries banners that read Europe Will Be White and Clean Blood

Above picture~Polish nationalists light flares during an independence-day march organised by a nationalist youth league, the National Radical Camp, in Warsaw on Saturday.

WARSAWTens of thousands of Poles marched across downtown Warsaw on Saturday, in an independence-day procession organized by a nationalist youth movement that seeks an ethnically pure Poland with fewer Jews or Muslims.

The largely young crowd shot off roman candles and many chanted fatherland, carrying banners that read White Europe, Europe Will Be White and Clean Blood. Some of the marchers flew in from Hungary, Slovakia and Spain and waved flags and symbols that those countries used during their wartime collaboration with Nazi Germany.

A number of people in the crowd said they didnt belong to any neo-fascist or racist organization but didnt see a problem with the overall tone of what has become Polands biggest independence day event.

There are of course nationalists and fascists at this march, said Mateusz, a 27-year-old wrapped in a Polish flag, Im fine with it. Im just happy to be here.

The march, organised by a group called the National Radical Camp, underscores the rightward politics of a growing section of Polish youth. The Radical Camp presents itself as the heir to a 1930s fascist movement of the same name, which fought to rid Poland of Jews in the years just before the Holocaust. A second group, All Polish Youth, also named after an anti-Jewish interwar movement, co-organised it.

Demonstrators burned flares and waved Polish flags during the march.

Demonstrators burned flares and waved Polish flags during the march.

Officials in the city government said they thought the march reflected poorly on Poland, but they said they had no choice but to approve the demonstration, as it fulfilled the legal requirements: It qualified as a celebration of Polish history. This is not the type of event I would take my children to, said Agnieszka Kb, spokesperson for the Warsaw City Council.

The Radical Camp has been holding independence-day marches since 2009. Until several years ago, it struggled to attract more than a few hundred people. In the past three years, it has become the largest independence-day occasion in Poland, and one of the largest nationalist marches of its kind anywhere in Europe. Saturdays was expected to be the largest ever. Police estim...

23:18

Black Elk, "Earth Prayer" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Earth Prayer"

Grandfather, Great Spirit, once more behold me on earth and lean to hear my feeble voice. You lived first, and you are older than all need, older than all prayer. All things belong to you - the two-legged, the four-legged, the wings of the air, and all green things that live. You have set the powers of the four quarters of the earth to cross each other. You have made me cross the good road and road of difficulties, and where they cross, the place is holy. Day in, day out, forevermore, you are the life of things.
    Hey! Lean to hear my feeble voice.
    At the center of the sacred hoop
    You have said that I should make the tree to bloom.
    With tears running, O Great Spirit, my Grandfather,
    With running eyes I must say
    The tree has never bloomed
    Here I stand, and the tree is withered.
    Again, I recall the great vision you gave me.
    It may be that some little root of the sacred tree still lives.
    Nourish it then
    That it may leaf
    And bloom
    And fill with singing birds!
    Hear me, that the people may once again
    Find the good road
    And the shielding tree.

I think I...

23:15

Theresa Mays homeless British Christmas "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 2016 video from England says about itself:

My Homeless Christmas: The misery of life on the streets of London

James Brown explores what its like to be homeless on the streets of the UK. Christmas is all about being with the people you love and enjoying life but this time, James joins thousands from all round the country who are forced to sleep rough and beg for money.

By Lamiat Sabin in Britain:

Homeless for Christmas

Thursday 16th November 2017

Universal credit shambles could leave thousands without a home

THOUSANDS of families face the trauma of being threatened with homelessness this Christmas because of rent arrears racked up under the Tories universal credit, Jeremy Corbyn warned yesterday.

At Prime Ministers Questions, he read out a pre-emptive eviction letter that a lettings agency in Lincolnshire has sent to its tenants warning that it will take action to kick them out if they run up arrears.

The letter says: GAP Property cannot sustain arrears at the potential levels universal credit could create, adding that this affects the vast majority of the tenants on its books.

Universal credit is due to be rolled out to north-east Lincolnshire on December 13.

Mr Corbyn told the Prime Minister: I suspect its not the only letting agency thats sending out that kind o...

23:12

Western media shocked at 60,000-strong nationalist march in Warsaw but were they really? "IndyWatch Feed World"

The mainstream media coverage of the annual nationalist march in Poland was far more critical this year than on previous occasions. Considering how similar events were previously covered, analysts wonder if the change results from Brusselss feud with Warsaw.
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Something terrible happened last Saturday in Poland. A crowd of 60,000 neo-Nazis, fascists, white supremacists, far-right nationalists, anti-Semites and religious fanatics marched in the streets of the capital Warsaw in the biggest display of bigotry and hatred the world has seen in years. And like-minded radicals from all around Europe sent their delegations to the rally. And the Polish government not only failed to condemn this march of the right, but dared to call the event beautiful. The terror!

At least, thats what one could read in the aftermath. The indignation and outrage was expressed on Twitter from both sides of the Atlantic, and by both conservatives and liberals.

Media coverage was likewise critical. The Independent reported with horror that one of the marchers said he wanted to remove Jewry from power in Poland *ed~whats horrific about that??, and that one banner held by demonstrators read: White Europe of brotherly nations. The Daily Mail said the march was the largest in recent years and lamented the presence of xenophobic banners and the decades-old far-right symbol falanga. The Washington Post ran a piece by Anne Applebaum, which depicted a shocking surge of neo-fascists in Poland, partially blaming it surprise! on Russia. The Washington Post erroneously attributed one of the slogans used by the marchers, We want God to Donald Trump, later specifying that the US president had simply cited a traditional Polish song during a speech in Poland. Al Jazeera...

23:12

The Universe "IndyWatch Feed World"

"A main "Criterion of Consciousness" for the human experience is never having all you want. For as one dream comes true, another swiftly takes its place. Not having all you want is one of life's constants. And learning to be happy while not yet having all you want is the first "Criterion of Joy." Nail it, and for the rest of your life people will be asking what it is about you. Yeah, as if they weren't already asking."
"Desire is a beautiful thing."

    The Universe

"Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!"
www.tut.com

23:09

Chet Raymo, Strange "IndyWatch Feed World"

 
Strange
by Chet Raymo

In a review in the New York Times Book Review, Daniel Handler writes: And strange? Well, let's get this straight: All great books are strange. Every lasting work of literature since the very weird "Beowulf" has been strange, not only because it grapples with the strangeness around us, but also because the effect of originality is startling, making even the oldest books feel like brand new stories.

Strange: Out-of-the-ordinary, unusual, curious. "The strangeness around us," says Handler. There is a paradox here. What could be less strange than the world around us? It is the same world that was here yesterday, and the day before that. More to the point: It is a world ruled by law. Inviolable causal bonds. That's what makes science possible.

And yet, and yet. I walk wary. Strangeness lurks on ever side. Strangeness leaps out of every pebble in the path, every wildflower, every spider web flung between weedy stalks. In the midst of the utterly ordinary the extraordinary abounds. Nothing is so commonplace as to be common.

The strangeness of the world, as in literature, has its source in the head, in the convoluted interaction of mind with world. Strange, that we should be here, strangers in a strange land, pilgrims on our own yellow brick roads where nothing is ordinary because everything is perceived through the filter of a unique consciousness.

And strange? Well, let's get this straight. I hope never to loose the capacity to see the strangeness in the familiar, the curious in the everyday, the exception in the unexceptional. "I do not expect a miracle/ or an accident/ to set the sight on fire," wrote Silvia Plath. Just being here is enough. Just being here is surpassing strange."
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23:04

NINE French cops kill themselves in one week - 61 police suicides in France so far this year "IndyWatch Feed World"

Eight French officers including a high-profile former police chief have committed suicide in just a week, sparking renewed concern among the forces of law and order and the government. The worrying issue of the high number of suicides among French police officers is once again back on the agenda. Comment: Yes, there has been a marked increase in cop suicides in France in recent years: 25 Sept 2011: France: Three policemen kill themselves on same day These latest suicides brought the number of French police officers to have taken their lives this year to 45. There have also been 16 suicides by members of France's military police, the gendarmerie nationale. The most high-profile death came on Sunday when it was revealed that France's former police chief in charge of fighting hooliganism had been found dead in his office. Comment: Interesting. That rings a bell: 11 Jan 2015: Charlie Hebdo mass shooting police investigator commits suicide in his office

23:03

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

Brookings, Oregon, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

23:01

"A Meter Is Running..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"The monstrous thing is not that men have created roses out of this dung heap, but that, for some reason or other, they should want roses. For some reason or other man looks for the miracle, and to accomplish it he will wade through blood. He will debauch himself with ideas, he will reduce himself to a shadow if for only one second of his life he can close his eyes to the hideousness of reality. Everything is endured- disgrace, humiliation, poverty, war, crime, ennui- in the belief that overnight something will occur, a miracle, which will render life tolerable. And all the while a meter is running inside and there is no hand that can reach in there and shut it off."
- Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer

23:00

A Wave Of Crime Is Engulfing Sweden: Fraud, Sexual Offenses Reach Record Levels "IndyWatch Feed World"

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The annual Swedish Crime survey has shown an increase in five out of the six types of criminal activities against individuals. Crimes like fraud and sexual assault have reached record levels.

The number of Swedes who were victims of crimes such as fraud and sexual offenses jumped to the highest level on record last year. According to Bloomberg, a survey by the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention showed that 15.6 percent of people suffered one or more offenses against the person (defined in the survey as assault, threats, sexual offenses, robbery, fraud, or harassment) last year. Thats up from 13.3 percent in 2015 and the highest number recorded since the annual Swedish Crime Survey started in 2006.

Of the six types offenses against a person, five of six rose to their highest level on record last year. The number of assault cases reached its second-highest level. The number of offenses against individuals was at a relatively stable level 2005 to 2014, at 11.3 percent to 13.1 percent, but the last two years show an increase, the council said in the report published this week. The crimes that have had the clearest development in the past few years are harassment, fraud, and sexual offenses, the agency said.

Young women aged between 16 and 24 is the group thats most subject to sexual offenses, with 14 percent of young women stating that they were victims of at least one such crime during 2016, the council said. Among men in the same age group, 1.2 percent said they had been victims.

Fewer than half of the crimes in the survey were reported to the police. Sexual offenses, harassment, and threats were the least reported while people most often notified the police of burglaries, the survey showed. The survey also did not say why the crime rate is spiking, no...

22:58

Whistle-blower claims to have recordings of 'Russian officials' giving donations to Clinton Foundation "IndyWatch Feed World"

In an appearance Tuesday on Fox News Channel's "Hannity," Breitbart editor at Large Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute and author of "Clinton Cash," revealed there were audio recordings of Russian officials demonstrating they were willing to use "bribery" to get favors from the former President Bill Clinton and his wife former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. According to Schweizer, that included giving donations to the Clinton Foundation. Comment: ...which is how ALL business is conducted in Washington, from ALL foreign entities via ALL 'Foundations' to ALL powerful people in DC. He added that had there been this body of evidence compiled on anyone else in an elected office, from President Donald Trump on down, they'd be under investigation. Partial transcript as follows:

22:55

1999 Dan Rather interview on Bill Clinton sexual assault allegations exposes media's Democrat bias "IndyWatch Feed World"

We're not excusing what Roy Moore is accused of - it's ghastly. The man is accused of being inappropriate with multiple women; with another, a Trump voter, claiming he sexually assaulted her when she was 16 years old. The Republican Party had abandoned Moore; the optics of this is just too terrible to maintain support. It gets worse; Guy wrote today about how this man was banned from a Gadsden mall because he was trolling for high school dates and badgering teenage girls in the process. All of the accusers were teenagers at the time. Yet, one thing the Media Research Center observed was the coverage. Societies mature and change, and yes, maybe it's a good thing that when a woman comes forward with her story about sexual assault, they're not attacked. That was not the case when Bill Clinton had sexual assault allegations hurled in his direction. And the media mostly fell silent in reporting the allegations. Tim Graham of Newsbusters even found an old 1999 clip from Don Imus' then-radio show, in which Dan Rather, pre-Killian Documents, said that even if the Juanita Broaddrick allegations are true, it was a long time ago, and that we should move on: Comment: All of the allegations against Moore have something in common, timing. This fact should not be ignored when looking at the individual cases.

22:54

Mexico, as It Is and Wasnt: Some Stuff Worth Knowing "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mexico, as It Is and Wasnt: Some Stuff Worth Knowing
by Fred Reed

"For Americans concerned about  Mexico and Mexicans, and what sort of wights they be, a little history may help. We seem to know almost nothing  about a bordering nation of 130 million. It is not what most of us think it is. It is certainly not what the Loon Right would have us believe.

For many years, until 1910, Mexico was run by Europeans, lastly under Porfirio Diaz, for the benefit of Europeans. Literacy was extremely low with economic conditions to match. The country was indeed, to borrow a favorite phrase of those hostile to Latin Americans, a Third-World hellhole. Many nations then were, to include China.

In 1910 the Revolution broke out. It was godawful, as civil wars usually are. It ended in 1921, followed shortly by the Cristero religious war until 1929. This had the usual hideousness favored by religious wars. It left the country devastated. It hadnt been much to start with, but now it was a wreck. Aldous Huxley, writing in 1934, saw no improvement. ("Beyond the Mexique Bay") At least until 1940 much of Mexico was barely civilized, unlettered, lawless, and poor. Things were not all that swell in 1970....

22:47

Court overturns one Rolf Harris conviction "IndyWatch Feed World"

Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris has had one of 12 indecent assault convictions overturned by the Court of Appeal.

Three judges in London ruled that the conviction was unsafe.But they rejected applications by Harris, 87, to challenge 11 other indecent assault convictions.

The judges announced their decision on Thursday.

The artist and musician was convicted of 12 indecent assaults at Londons Southwark Crown Court in June 2014, one on an eight-year-old autograph hunter, two on girls in their early teens, and a catalogue of abuse against his daughters friend over 16 years.

Harris, a family favourite for decades, was jailed for five years and nine months after being convicted of assaults which took place between 1968 and 1986.

The Australian-born television presenter has since been released from that sentence.

He was not in court for the ruling by the appeal judges.

The prosecution did not seek a retrial on the one count and the judges agreed that a further trial would not be in the public interest.

The quashed conviction related to an allegation that Harris indecently assaulted an eight-year-old girl in 1969 when she attended an event at a leisure centre in Portsmouth.

But the judges refused Harris permission to appeal against the rest of the 2014 convictions.

They ruled that stepping back and looking at the totality of the evidence on those remaining counts we find nothing that causes us to doubt the safety of those convictions.

Stephen Vullo QC, for Harris, had presented four grounds of appeal at a recent hearing, which Harris attended.

One ground was that there was fresh evidence which supported Harriss case, and complaint was also made about a direction given to the jury by the trial judge relating to the credibility of complainants.

In May this year Harris was formally cleared of unconnected historical sex offences, which he had denied.

He was formally cleared of four counts of indecent assault against girls as young as 13 after a retrial ended with a hung jury.

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22:45

3 Unbelievable Theories PROVED In October "IndyWatch Feed World"

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CORRECTION: it was not Feldmans mother, It was Haims mother who called him a scam artist I edited too quickly made a mistake in post-production sorry.

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22:44

Trump reverses elephant trophy ban "IndyWatch Feed World"

File photo of guides with elephant tusks seized in a game reserve in Botswana. Photo lamsongf/Flickr

File photo of guides with elephant tusks seized in a game reserve in Botswana. Photo lamsongf/Flickr

The Trump administration is lifting a federal ban the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service issued a written notice on Thursday saying that allowing elephants in Zimbabwe and Zambia to be killed will enhance the survival of the threatened species by raising money for conservation programs from wealthy trophy hunters who pay to shoot them.

The change overrides a ban imposed during the Obama administration and applies to the remains of African elephants killed between January 2016 and December 2018.

The reversal comes as the longtime president of Zimbabwe was placed under house arrest this week by the nations military, plunging the west African nation into political uncertainty.

The US embassy there has advised Americans there to limit unnecessary movements.

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22:41

The Superhero Complex: Are We Incapable of Saving Ourselves? "IndyWatch Feed World"

superhero

If we felt empowered in daily life, would we be so enamored of superheroes constantly saving our world from destruction?

Its been widely noted that the U.S. film industry ably functions as a pro-global hegemony propaganda machine: even when the plot features evil rogue elements at work in a global-hegemony agency (Pentagon, CIA, NSA, etc.), the competence of the agency is never in doubt, nor is the agencys ability to rid itself of the evil rogue element.

Evil conspiracies are revealed and the Good Guys/Gals win.

This depiction of official competence and the moral righteousness of patriotic employees is not surprising; these agencies have long cooperated with Hollywood on many levels.

More troubling is the recent film-industry depiction of our dependence on superheroes and their superpowers to set things right. The benign view is that Hollywood is always seeking new billion-dollar source materials for multi-film franchises, and comic book heroes are tailor-made for franchises: not only can multiple films be made about individual superheroes, but the potential for mix-and-match combinations of superheroes is practically endless.

The less benign view is that the popularity of superhero movies reflects a deep insecurity and worrisome desire for fantasy saviors, as if mere mortals can no longer save themselves with their pitiful real-world powers.

Psychoanalyzing the zeitgeist of films has long been a popular parlor game: much has been written about the popularity of monster films (often featuring nuclear radiation as the trigger of the mayhem) in 1950s Japan, and the meaning of the American Noir films in the 1950s.

Correspondent C.D. recently submitted an interpretation of Hollywoods superhero movies: is our collective fascination with superheroes reflecting a sense that we no longer have the power to save ourselves?

One of the things Ive been thinking about lately is the idea of TPTB (the Powers That Be) using entertainment, specifically movies, to keep the masses from rising up. Have you noticed how many modern movies use the archetype of the hero, but place that hero in opposition to some type of system (e.g. the Empire in Star Wars), or we have superheros. In both instances, there is a type of cathartic release for the audiences frustrations with the current system. When the evil empire is defeated in the movie, people get an emotional release and they feel less motivated to deal with the real world empire.

When a superhero takes care of the problem, the audience is lul...

22:41

Mugabe, coup chief meet with smiles "IndyWatch Feed World"

Robert Mugabe.

Robert Mugabe.

A smiling President Robert Mugabe was pictured shaking hands with Zimbabwes military chief a day after the army seized power, throwing confusion over predictions that the 93-year-olds nearly four-decade rule had come to an end.

On Thursday Mugabe unexpectedly drove from his lavish Blue Roof Harare compound in Harare, where he had been confined since troops took to the streets, to State House, where official media pictured him meeting military chief Constantino Chiwenga and South African ministers sent to mediate the crisis.

The official Herald newspaper carried no reports of the outcome of the meeting, leaving Zimbabwes 13 million people in the dark as to what was happening as night fell.

Mugabe is insisting he remains Zimbabwes only legitimate ruler and is refusing to quit, but pressure was mounting on the former guerilla to accept offers of a graceful exit.

Earlier, a political source who spoke to senior allies holed up in the compound with Mugabe and his wife Grace said he had no plans to resign voluntarily ahead of elections due next year.

The armys takeover signalled the collapse in less than 36 hours of the security, intelligence and patronage networks that sustained Mugabe through 37 years in power and built him into the Grand Old Man of African politics.

A priest mediating between Mugabe and the generals, who seized power on Wednesday in what they called a targeted operation against criminals in Mugabes entourage, has made little headway, a senior political source told Reuters.

Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai called for Mugabes departure in the interest of the people.

The army may want Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since independence in 1980, to go quietly and allow a smooth and bloodless transition to Emmerson Mnangagwa, the vice president Mugabe sacked last week triggering the political crisis.

The main goal of the generals is to prevent Mugabe from handing power to his wife Grace, 41 years his junior, who has built a following among the ruling...

22:40

"Incidit In Scyllam Cupiens Vitare Charybdim" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Incidit In Scyllam Cupiens Vitare Charybdim"
by Steve Candidus

"One of the great things about ancient Greek Mythology is that the stories all teach a lesson. They dont end with and the moral of the story is though. They leave it to the reader to figure them out. So in addition to being just plain fun to read they are wonderful teachers about life. Perhaps the best thing about this one is that we still use the expression it contains exactly the same way that the ancient Greeks intended it almost 3,000 years ago. That almost never happens. Language is fluid and the meanings of words and expressions changes from one generation to another, but this one is an exception. The everyday expression it contains is one that we often refer to without really knowing where it came from.

This is one of the tales of Odysseus who was the heroic king of Ithaca and of whose ten-year journey back to Greece after the Trojan War was immortalized in Homers Odyssey. There was a point in his journey when his ship had to enter a narrow straight. It was a passage so narrow that it could only be made under special conditions. They had to have both the wind at their backs and the current in their direction. However, once committed it was impossible to turn back.

Unknown to the sai...

22:32

Israel Will Act Alone Against Iran In Syria Warns Netanyahu "IndyWatch Feed World"

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned that Israel will stop at nothing to contain Iran, even if it means having to act alone. Netanyahu accused Tehran of plotting to destroy Israel from Syria, where [...]

22:31

"The Last Time These 3 Ominous Signals Appeared Simultaneously Was Just Before The Last Financial Crisis" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"The Last Time These 3 Ominous Signals Appeared 
Simultaneously Was Just Before The Last Financial Crisis"
by Michael Snyder

"We have not seen a leadership reversal, a Hindenburg Omen and a Titanic Syndrome signal all appear simultaneously since just before the last financial crisis. Does this mean that a stock market crash is imminent? Not necessarily, but as I have been writing about quite a bit recently, the markets are certainly primed for one. On Wednesday, the Dow fell another 138 points, and that represented the largest single day decline that we have seen since September. Much more importantly, the downward trend that has been developing over the past week appears to be accelerating. Just take a look at this chart. Could we be right on the precipice of a major move to the downside?

John Hussman certainly seems to think so. He is the one that pointed out that we have not seen this sort of a threefold...

22:23

"How It Really Is" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"When you're born into this world youre given get a ticket to the freak show.
 When you're born in America, you get a front row seat."
 - George Carlin 

22:22

Freedom of Expression Above All "IndyWatch Feed World"

Whether you like Marcel Ghanem or not, I think we can all agree that he is the best TV host we have in Lebanon and that his show is among the most popular and respected among Lebanese and is way ahead of the competition. This being said, I was quite surprised to hear that hes being legally pursued because of his Saudi guests on last weeks episode.

I watched the episode and found the two Saudi journalists to be arrogant and disrespectful and I do believe Marcel should have reacted in a better way but this doesnt justify at all any legal actions against his show. In fact, and ever since Hariris sudden resignation, it was great seeing how free and open our press has been in asking questions, expressing opinions and promoting critical thinking. Moreover, I think we should host more foreign journalists and officials so that Lebanese realize that no one cares about us and that we should put our countrys interest above all and hold accountable officials who dont.

Freedom of the press is one of the very few things that we can still brag about in Lebanon, even though its far from being perfect, and the last thing we need are measures that could compromise this freedom and all others. The real problem lies not in protecting freedom of expression, but understanding that this should not come at the expense of other civil rights. History has taught us that the authorities use their power to censor or label speech selectively and unpredictably. This has been illustrated in the ongoing arrest of online activists and journalists over Facebook statements; while politicians or certain media outlets inciting hate speech are left unscathed.

Check out Marcels intro:

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Trump Admin Lifts Ban on Import of Hunting Trophy Elephants Because, Somehow, Conservation "IndyWatch Feed World"

For years, American hunters who wished to bring home trophy kill elephants from Zimbabwe and Zambia were thwarted by a prohibition under U.S. law that is, until now.

To the consternation of ecologists, animal rights activists, conservationists, animal lovers, and a host of concerned groups and individuals, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) confirms Donald Trumps draconian administration plans to lift the ban allowing large game trophy animals like elephants, leopards, and lions killed on hunts in Zimbabwe and Zambia to be imported for the first time since 2014.

President Obama implemented the import prohibition after Zimbabwes efforts with the endangered animals management and conservation were found not to enhance the survival of the African elephant in the wild.

Now, without any indication Zimbabwe remedied deficiencies in its pachyderm ecology programs, Trumps USFWS has removed the trophy import ban, citing hunting, itself rather, the costs associated with the its licensing as somehow bolstering conservation efforts.

While arguably technically the case a sudden influx in license fees would indeed see at least a portion allocated for management programs African elephants have been listed threatened on the dubious Endangered Species List since 1978. Exceptions exist under a provision of the Act, permitting the import of such trophies with concurrent evidence that hunting promotes conservation of the species an imperative aspect which Obamas administration found lacking, and Trumps, reformed sufficiently to green light.

Legal, well-regulated sport hunting as part of a sound management program can benefit the conservation of certain species by providing incentives to local communities to conserve the species and by putting much-needed revenue back into conservation, a Fish and Wildlife spokesperson, quoted by...

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The Ultimate Candida Diet Program "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Ultimate Candida Diet Program | kimchi | General Health Special Interests

Ten years ago, few people knew about the significance of candida overgrowth, let alone the health benefits of embarking on a candida diet program. But today, thanks to new attitudes on the detriments of excess sugar consumption, and a growing interest in natural health and nutrition, more and more people are asking about diet as a way to cleanse candida. Here well explain everything you need to know about candida and candida diets, so you can determine if a candida diet is right for you.

What Is Candida?

Candida is a type of fungus (a yeast to be exact) that resides in your bodys microbiomewhich includes the intestinal tract, skin, mucosa, and genitals.[1There are many strains of candida, but the most common is candida albicans.[2]

Candida is nothing newnor is it necessarily something to be feared. Candida is not a bad thing in and of itself. In fact, every living person is harboring multiple strains of candida at all times. Candida becomes an issue when it overgrows and crowds out other beneficial microbes. When this happens, it disrupts the balance of beneficial bacteria, fungus, and yeasts in your gut microbiota, resulting in a slew of symptoms ranging from mild to severe.

What Causes Candida Overgrowth?

The main factors that lead to candida yeast overgrowth include:

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"The Superhero Complex: Are We Incapable of Saving Ourselves? "IndyWatch Feed World"

"The Superhero Complex: Are We Incapable of Saving Ourselves?
by Charles Hugh Smith

"Its been widely noted that the U.S. film industry ably functions as a pro-global hegemony propaganda machine: even when the plot features evil rogue elements at work in a global-hegemony agency (Pentagon, CIA, NSA, etc.), the competence of the agency is never in doubt, nor is the agencys ability to rid itself of the evil rogue element. Evil conspiracies are revealed and the Good Guys/Gals win. This depiction of official competence and the moral righteousness of patriotic employees is not surprising; these agencies have long cooperated with Hollywood on many levels.

More troubling is the recent film-industry depiction of our dependence on superheroes and their superpowers to set things right. The benign view is that Hollywood is always seeking new billion-dollar source materials for multi-film franchises, and comic book heroes are tailor-made for franchises: not only can multiple films be made about individual superheroes, but the potential for mix-and-match combinations of superheroes is practically endless.

The less benign view is that the popularity of superhero movies...

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Young kingfishers video "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video shows two young female kingfishers on the bank of the IJssel river in the Netherlands.

Erik Veldkamp made this video.

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Market Talk- November 16, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"

 


Interesting that the Yen saw only minimal inbound traffic on Wednesdays equity sell-off and today is still little changed with a stock rally! Admittedly, volumes are a shadow of what they used to be some years back, but just demonstrates how the game has changed. There is still plenty of money sitting on the side lines and happy to step back in without the need to protect themselves. The Nikkei eventually closed over 300 points higher a gain of 1.5% on the day. Late in the trading day we heard the positive tax reform news from the states and saw Yen trade back above 113 and looks like the game is back-on. Asian futures also following the US incentive and last saw the Nikkei add an addition 0.5% on to todays gains. Shanghai was almost unchanged while the Hang Seng saw a +0.6% gain. SENSEX ended a very strong day over 1% gain and closing at the days highs.

Europe opened good footing but never really managed to build much upon that. Yes, the CAC and DAX closed by around +0.5% but having spent most of the afternoon watching the US indices, it is a surprise they did not gain much more. That is if you ignore underlying currency concerns. Having had US tax reform bill passed you have to watch the market predict in the treasury curve. We saw even more curve flattening all be it at higher absolute yields. If this is not a green light for US Dollar strength what is!

US core opened strong and continued as the demand increased as the day wore on. Todays corporate releases were better than expected and even saw Wal-Mart pop over 10% to an all time high. The question many are asking is when will long end yields start to move! Lots of talk for additional hikes next year and we only need three to put the curve inverted; while some are even looking for four hikes. Todays data and claims really did nothing to halt the stock rally and so we look towards currency markets for tomorrows end of week numbers. NASDAQ made fresh all time highs with a gain of over 1.3% with the broader Russell 2K advancing 1.6% on the day.

2s closed 1.72% (+4bp), 10s 2.37% (+3bp), 30s 2.82% (+4bp), Bunds 0.37% (u/c), France 0.72% (-1bp), Italy 1.83% (+1bp), Greece 5.10% (+8bp), Turkey 11.99% (-2bp), Portug...

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Tripping Balls and Learning to Work with The Patron Saint of Criminals "IndyWatch Feed World"

(Originally posted at Gods & Radicals) The revolutionary knows that in the very depths of his being, not only in words but also in deeds, he has broken all the bonds which... The post Tripping Balls and Learning to Work with The Patron Saint of Criminals appeared first on disinformation.

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US and its vassal states Israel and Saudi Arabia are plotting war with Iran and Hezbollah "IndyWatch Feed World"

Having failed to unseat Bashar al-Assad in Syria, the United States has switched its focus to Hezbollah in Lebanon. In an act of blatant hypocrisy, the US House has passed "Sanctioning Hezbollah's Illicit use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act," a bill that sanctions Hezbollah for alleged war crimes while ignoring its own checkered past brimming with war crimes and crimes against humanity. Congress didn't need to do much in the way of homework prior to introducing this bill. Israel did that for them when its Intelligence and Terrorism Center at the Center for Special Studies, a research group that collaborates closely with the Israel Defense Forces and the American Jewish Congress, released report on Hezbollah's purported use of human shields during the 2006 war in Lebanon. This is a remarkable allegation considering Israel specifically and indiscriminately targeted Lebanon's civilian population. "Israel's indiscriminate airstrikes, not Hezbollah's shielding as claimed by Israeli officials, caused most of the approximately 900 civilian deaths in Lebanon during the July-August 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah," Human Rights Watch reported in September, 2007.

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Create A Happier Home By Using Color Psychology "IndyWatch Feed World"

The psychology behind the use of various colors and their meanings holds a place of importance in the marketing world. Both new, inexperienced marketers and those who have been working the industry for decades understand that something as small as the color you choose for your logo or advertising efforts can have a significant impact on your marketing efforts as a company.

Extensive studies have been conducted attempting to better understand the impact of colors and outside stimuli on the human mind. This includes understanding the impact of cultural differences, upbringing, context and personal experiences on the way in which we view different colors.

For example, the color yellow is viewed, psychologically, as the happiest color in the color spectrum. Associated with joy, happiness, and sunshine, it is said to bring positive feelings to those who encounter it. If, however, an individual was raised in a house where yellow was a prominent color, and their childhood was negative or abusive, then this color may bring up painful memories, and with them a number of negative emotions.

Source: Plum Communications

 

When one takes the time to understand the psychology of color is has greater potential than just in the world of marketing. For example, you can positively impact a job interview by selecting clothing in a color that will bring on feelings of trust and security, or improve your chances of finding a new relationship at a singles mixer by dressing to trigger feelings of passion and love.

This same mindset can be applied to the decorating of your home, choosing colors that will impart the feelings and emotions that you wish to be associated with various rooms and spaces. This concept can be applied to your choice of paint colors, furniture, artwork, flooring or other home dcor.

Color Psychology Basics:

To better understand the impact of color on your emotional state, here are some basic colors, and the feelings and emotions that are associated with them.  

Red: strength, power, passion, desire, love, war, energy, determination, danger

Orange: joy, enthusiasm, happiness, success, creativity, fascination

Yellow: happiness, energy, cheerfulness, warmth, ene...

21:49

Want to Help Coal Miners? Plan for the Future "IndyWatch Feed World"

Announcing its plans to eliminate rules reducing carbon pollution from power plants, the Trump Administration framed the repeal as necessary to prevent the demise of the coal industry and its miners. Predictably, environmentalists refuted this rationale, but they arent alone. Robert Murray, CEO of coal giant Murray Energy Corporation, is on record saying Trump cant bring [coal jobs] back.

Coal executives recognize market forces, not public health and environmental protection laws, are driving coal to the margins. Ignoring that reality only deepens the harm to working people in coal country.

Far from the War on Coal alleged by Trump appointees, a government war supporting coal has been waged for many years, including subsidies that add up to about one billion dollars annually. Below-market fees charged for extracting coal from publicly-owned land in Montana and Wyoming by themselves constitute a gift to coal corporations comparable to all federal support for renewable energy.

Even so, coal produced only about 15% of all energy in the U.S. last year and the coal industry has faced declining market share and a string of bankruptcies and loss of market share over the past decade. Low prices for natural gas, reductions in demand from abroad, and technological improvements are eroding coals market. Researchers from Columbia University found public health and environmental protections instituted under President Obama account for just three to five percent of coals declining sales.

Coal-dependent areas would be wise to heed the lessons of Rochester, New York, whose one-time top employer, Kodak, stubbornly resisted the markets shift from film to digital photography. This led to the companys demise and the devastation of the regions economy.

When facing circumstances like Rochesters, guiding change proactively, and not having the terms dictated to you, is the best way to adapt with minimal loss of jobs and wealth. In Colstrip, Montana, where over half of the working-age adults are...

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Ancient Pharaoh Tutankhamun, new research "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 2017 video is called Tutankhamun Tomb Incredible Story of Egyptian Pharaoh Documentary.

From the University of Tbingen in Germany:

New treasures from Tutankhamuns tomb

November 16, 2017

As part of a German-Egyptian project, archaeologists from Tbingen for the first time examine embossed gold applications from the sensational find of 1922. The motifs indicate surprising links between the Levant and the Egypt of the pharaohs.

Researchers from Tbingen working on a German-Egyptian project have examined embossed gold applications from the treasure of the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun for the first time. The objects come from the famed find made by English archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922. Until now, they had been held in storage at the Egyptian Museum Cairo. They can be seen at a special exhibition at the museum which began on Wednesday. Conservators and archaeologists of the Institute of Ancient Near Eastern Studies (IANES, Professor Peter Pflzner), the German Archaeological Institute, Cairo, (DAI, Professor Stephan Seidlmayer), and the Rmisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseums Mainz (RGZM, Professor Falko Daim), as well as the Egyptian Museum have spent four years (2013-2017) analysing the find.

Through painstaking hours in the lab, the partners restored the objects at the Egyptian Museum. They also made drawings of the items and did comprehensive research on them. A team of conservators, Egyptologists and specialists in Near Eastern archaeology found the embossed gold applications in the same crate they were placed in by Howard Carters team immediately after their discovery. At the time, the artefacts were photographed and packed, unrestored, and were never again removed until this project.

During years of detail work, conserva...

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BEST OF THE WEB: James Bovard: Trump's liberal critics are increasingly unhinged, authoritarian "IndyWatch Feed World"

Last week's anniversary of Trump's election sparked widespread teeth-gnashing by the nation's pundits. Trump is supposedly the gravest threat to American democracy since the secession of the Confederacy. His presidency, probably, continues to be a boon for antidepressant sales across the land. New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg, in a column last week headlined "Anniversary of the Apocalypse," lamented the "terror-struck and vertiginous days" after Trump's win and the ongoing "metaphysical whiplash" and "hideous interregnum," which leaves her "poleaxed by grief at the destruction of our civic inheritance." Professor Henry Giroux of McMaster University frothed that Trump's "ascendancy in American politics has made visible a culture of cruelty, a contempt for civic literacy, a corrupt mode of governance and a disdain for informed judgment that has been decades in the making." It is understandable that folks would be riled by Trump's bluster about revoking the broadcast licenses of his critics or calling for the firing of protesting football players. His administration's rhetoric on trade and the drug war threaten to revive moronic policies that should have been banished forever by perennial failures. But while Trump poses plenty of constitutional perils, many of his opponents are even more authoritarian.

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Production of opium in Afghanistan doubled over 2016 despite the West "trying" to stamp it out "IndyWatch Feed World"

Opium production in Afghanistan has almost doubled this year over 2016, according to a United Nations survey. As the Taliban returns to territory liberated by UK forces in 2001, the booming drugs industry is further proof the war failed in its basic aims. One of the justifications given by former Prime Minister Tony Blair for Britain's intervention in Afghanistan against the Taliban back in 2001 was to stop the production of opium poppies used to make heroin. In a speech at Labour Party Conference that year, he said the UK must intervene alongside the US. "The arms the Taliban are buying today are paid for by the lives of young British people buying their drugs on British streets. This is another part of the regime we should destroy," he said.

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Republican female candidates face fundraising hurdles going into 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

As we reported earlier this fall, members of the 115th Congress are likely to face far more and better funded challengers than in previous cycles. In particular, Democrats are fielding an unusually high number of challengers. But, despite political action committees from both parties attempting to boost involvement in politics by women, this years batch of early challengers has no more women, proportionally, than the current Congress. This is particularly true for Democrats: Of the 481 Democratic challengers who have filed financial reports, 164 are women just around 34 percent. Currently, 33 percent of the Democratic members of Congress are women. Fourteen percent of Republican challengers are female, an increase over the 9 percent of female Republicans in Congress.

These counts do not tell the whole story. Democratic female challengers and Democratic women running in open seats are doing at least as well as male candidates in the same kinds of races.  Republican women, however, face significant and severe fundraising deficits.

Average net receipts as of 9/30 by female and male challengers in House elections

  Male Female
Democrat $127,348 (305) $118,037 (160)
Republican $69,238 (101) $14,907 (19)

While Democratic female challengers have raised about 93 percent of what Democratic male challengers have raised, Republican female challengers have only raised 22 percent of wh...

21:33

Sea creatures 7 miles down are eating plastic "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sea creatures in one of the deepest places on Earth have been found for the first time with plastic fibres in their stomachs. Crustaceans almost seven miles down in the darkest depths of the Pacific Ocean are eating plastic, scientists have confirmed. The finding, which is the deepest possible record of microplastics, means nothing living in the world's seas is now likely to be untouched by manmade rubbish. Every creature sampled at the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific had swallowed microscopic fragments including nylon, polyethylene and polyvinyls similar to PVC. Dr Alan Jamieson, from Newcastle University, who led the study, called the results 'immediate and startling'.

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Fraud and criminal Bill Browder wants to stop Cyprus from revealing his offshore assets to Russia "IndyWatch Feed World"

A group of MEPs have urged Cyprian authorities not to cooperate with Russia on an inquiry against the man behind the Magnitsky Act, William Browder. Now, a Russian lawyer claims that Browder himself arranged this petition to hide data on his operations. Browder, a US-born British investor and the founder of Hermitage Capital Management, fears that his fraudulent investment schemes involving offshore assets in Cyprus would be revealed to European authorities if Cyprus continues to cooperate with Moscow on its probe against him, Natalya Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer who conducted her own investigation into Browder's operations, told RT. She added that Browder is actively trying to paint the investigation against him as politically motivated. "He [Browder] is afraid of the Russian probe that has conclusive evidence of his financial crimes and proof that his theory of Magnitsky's death is an absolute fake. That's why Browder is ready to stage any provocation," Veselnitskaya said. She went on to say that the investor's decision to intervene was particularly "influenced by the fact that the entire network of offshore companies that make up his organized criminal group is located on the territory of Cyprus."

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Londons Old Vic Theatre Reveals 20 Staff Allegations Against Kevin Spacey "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Old Vic theatre in London says it has received 20 allegations of  inappropriate behaviour by actor Kevin Spacey, who was the artistic director there between 2004 and 2015. A number of people who have [...]

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Early evidence of winemaking found by archaeologists "IndyWatch Feed World"

Excavations in the Republic of Georgia by the Gadachrili Gora Regional Archaeological Project Expedition (GRAPE), a joint undertaking between the University of Toronto (U of T) and the Georgian National Museum, have uncovered evidence of the earliest winemaking anywhere in the world. The discovery dates the origin of the practice to the Neolithic period around 6000 BC, pushing it back 600-1,000 years from the previously accepted date. The earliest previously known chemical evidence of wine dated to 5400-5000 BC and was from an area in the Zagros Mountains of Iran. Researchers now say the practice began hundreds of years earlier in the South Caucasus region on the border of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Excavations have focused on two Early Ceramic Neolithic sites (6000-4500 BC) called Gadachrili Gora and Shulaveris Gora, approximately 50 kilometres south of the modern capital of Tbilisi. Pottery fragments of ceramic jars recovered from the sites were collected and subsequently analyzed by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania to ascertain the nature of the residue preserved inside for several millennia. The newest methods of chemical extraction confirmed tartaric acid, the fingerprint compound for grape and wine as well as three associated organic acids - malic, succinic and citric - in the residue recovered from eight large jars. The findings are reported in a research study this week in Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). "We believe this is the oldest example of the domestication of a wild-growing Eurasian grapevine solely for the production of wine," said Stephen Batiuk, a senior research associate in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations and the Archaeology Centre at U of T, and co-author of the study published in PNAS.

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Locations of 11 lost cities revealed in 4,000 year old ancient tablets "IndyWatch Feed World"

Using numbers scrawled by Bronze Age merchants on 4,000-year-old clay tablets, a historian and three economists have developed a novel way to pinpoint the locations of lost cities of the ancient world. The ancient city of Kanesh, located in the middle of modern-day Turkey, was a hub of trade in the Anatolian region four millennia ago. Modern-day archaeologists have unearthed artifacts from the city, including more than 23,000 cuneiform texts, inscribed in clay by ancient Assyrian merchants. The texts themselves are mostly "business letters, shipment documents, accounting records, seals and contracts," according to the working paper by Gojko Barjamovic, Thomas Chaney, Kerem A. Cosar and Ali Hortacsu. Barjamovic is an expert in the history of Assyria, the ancient Middle Eastern kingdom founded near the Tigris River in what is present-day Iraq. His co-authors are economists from, respectively, the Paris Institute of Political Studies, the University of Virginia and the University of Chicago. A typical passage from the clay tablets, translated by the team, reads something like this: From Durhumit until Kane I incurred expenses of 5 minas of refined (copper), I spent 3 minas of copper until Wahuana, I acquired and spent small wares for a value of 4 shekels of silver

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Aliens, Ancient Language And Meeting The Gods: My (True) Plant Medicine Story "IndyWatch Feed World"

BLuke Miller Truth Theory

I am going to attempt to tell a story- this story has all the characteristics you would expect from a good old fiction book, only this one happens to be true. It includes aliens, ancient language, vomit and a conspiracies to kidnap. It has beauty, pain, love, hate and a lot more. Most of it happened in the confines of a single night and the pinnacle was a conversation with both God and the Devil. Many wont believe a word I say and many will think I have gone insane, I will not try to convince you otherwise, but I will tell you once- all I say in this article is an account of my experience with plant medicine at a retreat center called Rythmia.

I arrived at Rythmia skeptical and full of judgements. I have drank plant medicine before, so had no doubts of the impact it can have, however the way in which it was being put forward here was very different from the approach I had seen before. Rythmia is extravagant, luxurious and very far away from my previous plant medicine experiences in the Peruvian jungle.

When I arrived I was told to expect a miracle. The approach I am used to (and still fully respect) is no expectations, just strong healing intentions. This was very different. We were guided, advised on intentions and could partake in a full schedule of classes, massage, blood works and body cleanses.

...

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British parents withdrawing kids from school trips to mosques - council responds by "cracking down" on Islamophobia "IndyWatch Feed World"

A council in Britain is taking action to crack down on "Islamophobia" in response to some parents refusing to send their children on mosque visits arranged by schools. After it emerged that some pupils were being prevented from going on school trips to mosques by their families, Staffordshire's Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) produced a document claiming mosque visits are vital in preparing children for life in "diverse" Britain. While families have the right to remove their children from school trips, SACRE said it was a "serious matter" that pupils have been withdrawn from mosque visits. Some parents have cited concerns over cost and safety in their requests, while others deplored a "political agenda" behind the activities, according to the Stoke Sentinel. To counter this trend, SACRE is issuing schools with guidance on how to counter the trend, which includes a template letter to parents claiming that mosque visits play an important role in "helping to prepare and equip pupils for life and citizenship in today's diverse and plural Britain".

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Jewish identity politics gone crazy: "Anti-Semitism" bill could equate criticism of Israel with racism - Jewish community split over implications for dual-loyalty "IndyWatch Feed World"

On November 7, the House Judiciary Committee held hearings over the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, a bill that would broaden the definition of antisemitism to include criticism of Israel. If passed, the legislation would instruct the Department of Education to consider the State Department's definition of antisemitism when investigating educational institutions for discrimination under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. The House Judiciary Committee heard testimonies in support of the bill from individuals representing institutions such as the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Anti-Defamation League. Those who argued against the bill were Jewish Studies professors and representatives of advocacy groups. During the question and answer portion of the hearing, an exchange between Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Dr. Barry Trachtenberg, the Chair of Jewish History at Wake Forest University, was revealing and rooted in American Jewish history. Trachtenberg argued that the State Department's definition of antisemitism was deeply flawed because it defines all accusations of American Jewish dual-loyalty as inherently antisemitic. By these standards, the ideas of Theodor Herzl could be defined as antisemitic. Herzl argued that because Jews represent one people, it is useless for them to be loyal to any other state but the proposed Jewish State. Rabbi Cooper seemed to misunderstand the argument, reflexively accusing Trachtenberg of providing "cannon fodder for antisemites".

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16 Things All Little Girls Need to Hear From Their Mothers "IndyWatch Feed World"

This world is without a doubt a hard place to live in when you consider current times. There are tons of things going on that we, of course, would want to shelter our children from but sometimes sheltering is not an option.

In this day and age, we must inform our children more than we have had to in the past. Children are growing up at a much quicker rate in this world we now live in and if we dont make sure they hear the things they need to hear from us then we are not doing our job as a parent. If you are a mother chances are you remind your daughter of these things every single day. These things are simple messages that as they grow will mean the world to them.

16 Things All Little Girls Need to Hear From Their Mothers:

1. Even the worst experiences hold strong messages.

Everything in life happens for a reason. Sure, sometimes you are going to go through rough patches but you will be stronger because of them. You grow from the experiences you endure.

2. No one deserves your affection without earning it.

If someone isnt treating you right do not give them any of your time. Your affection is not something to be given away. If someone truly cares about you they will prove it.

3. I will always be here for you.

No matter what I will always be here. You are never alone in this world. Even if this world takes you far away you can always come home.

4.You are beautiful.

You are the most beautiful soul I have ever met. Your beauty radiates inside and out. Do not let anyone ever tell you otherwise.

5. Chase your dreams, always.

We only get one life. Use yours wisely and go for your dreams. Never give up.

6. Nothing in this world comes for free.

Everything in life comes with a price tag. You have to work hard to get where you want to be. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

7. Other peoples opinions dont matter.

Your opinion is the only one that matters. If someone doesnt like your hair or your clothes they good for them, they dont have to wear them and it is not their hair. Dont let the opinions of others bring you down.

8. Be kind to those who need it.

Sometimes the meanest people are the ones struggling and hurting the most. A little kindness goes a long way. Sometimes it is all a person needs.

9. Do not be taken advantage of.

Do not let others take you...

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More than half of Germany's main battle tanks found to be unfit for service "IndyWatch Feed World"

More than half of the German military's 255 Leopard 2 main battle tanks are unfit for service, while a sizeable part of the combat vehicles is considered only conditionally operational as they lack critical spare parts, a media report found. The German army has been well known in the past for its ability to deploy well-trained and maintained tank formations against the enemy, but this belief seems to be fading. Only 95 out of the Bundeswehr's 244 Leopard 2 main battle tanks are combat-ready, Funke media group has learnt from a Defense Ministry report. The report has been published by Focus magazine. Some 53 tanks have been disarmed, seven are being used for testing, while 89 vehicles are "conditionally operational" as they cannot be repaired without critical spare parts. The Defense Ministry report especially highlights multiple cases in which "unavailability of the required spare parts would be detrimental."

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Netanyahu Facing Indictment? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Netanyahu Facing Indictment? | benjamin-netanyahu | Special Interests World News

[image: Emil Salman/Pool]

An earlier article explained hes being investigated for alleged bribery, fraud, breach of trust and money laundering serious accusations.

He could be charged in so-called Cases 1,000 and 2,000 the first on suspicion of inappropriately or illegally receiving lavish gifts from wealthy supporters, amounting to possible bribery.

The second case involves him getting caught red-handed on tape, negotiating a quid pro quo with Yedioth Ahronoth publisher Arnon Mozes for more favorable broadsheet coverage in return for legislation prohibiting distribution of the free daily Israel Hayom, YAs main competitor, owned by Netanyahu supporter Sheldon Adelson.

Netanyahu reportedly agreed to a quid pro quo deal, enough under Israeli law to hold him accountable for bribery even if no follow-through occurred.

Last summer, police recommended indicting him. On Sunday, Israeli police said they have enough evidence to indict him for bribery.

According to Israels Channel 10 News, he accepted gifts worth hundreds of thousands of shekels from wealthy supporters. A dollar is worth about four shekels.

Prosecutors havent decided whether to charge him. Hes been questioned five times in the case, further interrogation coming.

It involves billionaire motion-picture producer Arnaud Milchan. Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer was questioned about Netanyahu asking him to expedite his US visa request.

Another issue is whether Netanyahu tried aiding Milchans interests in Israeli media, including the sale of Channel 10 to billionaire investor Len Blavatnik in 2015, named Britains richest man with an estimated 17 billion pound net worth.

Its believed Australian billionaire James Packer gave Netanyahu gifts worth thousands of dollars. Hes yet to be questioned by police.

Netanyahu lawyer/confidents David Shimron and Isaac Molho were questioned four times about alleged misconduct in connection with Israels purchase of nuclear submarines from Germany.

...

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Hell freezes over: First ever bill on Palestinian human rights introduced to U.S. Congress "IndyWatch Feed World"

Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) introduced a House bill on Tuesday that seeks to prohibit the U.S. from funding the detention and prosecution of Palestinian children in the Israeli military court system. The legislation is said to be the first time a bill on Palestinian human rights has ever been introduced to Congress. The 11-page bill comes several weeks after a report was released by Israeli rights groups, with the support of the European Union, which revealed "broad, systemic abuse by Israeli authorities," against Palestinian teenagers detained in occupied East Jerusalem. The bill, dubbed the " "Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act," begins by detailing the provisions laid out by the the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, signed by both the U.S. and Israel in the 90s (the U.S. signed the treaty, but did not ratify it, while Israel both signed and ratified the treaty into Israeli law).

21:09

Tons of dead fish found along 1.3 km of beach in Liepaja, Latvia "IndyWatch Feed World"

Environmental experts are investigating the death of several tons of fish that have been washed onto a beach in Latvia's southwestern seaside city of Liepaja this week, local media reported on Wednesday. About three tons of fish washed ashore on a 1.3 km long stretch of the Liepaja beach, authorities said. Andris Junkurs, head of resource control at the Latvian State Environmental Service, said that although initially it was thought that the fish had been dumped into the Baltic Sea by some fishermen, this hypothesis had to be ruled out eventually. The environmental authority's fish control department analyzed satellite images in an attempt to detect the fishing boat that might have dumped an unwanted catch of round goby at sea.

21:08

Congress Urged To Force Chinas Xinhua to Register as a Foreign Agent "IndyWatch Feed World"

Opinion Since the year 2000, the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission of the US Congress has produced reports on the nature of China-US relations, including on matters related to trade and security.

This year, the Commission has named Chinese news agency and broadcaster Xinhua as an intelligence gathering organization in spite of producing no evidence to suggest that Xinhua is anything other than a news media outlet.

According to the report,

Xinhua serves some of the functions of an intelligence agency by gathering information and producing classified reports for the Chinese leadership on both domestic and international events.

This could likely be the first step in laying down a modern-day witch trial against Xinhua in the same way that wild accusations against RT have led the US forcing RT America to register as a foreign agent.

The United States is turning into a country where freedom of speech is now a privilege reserved only for classes of people who agree with the line of the deep state governmental consensus. It goes even beyond racism, as many US born citizens who have no ethnic connections to the peoples of Russia, work for RT America and will have to be included on the list of foreign agents even though they are US citizens with diverse ethno-racial backgrounds.

Things are becoming truly frightening in the United States where the First Amendment is becoming little more than a way leverage the use of state power against the individuals right to say and even hear that which he or she wants to say and here.

A bill in the US Congress looks to criminalize support of the Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) movement, a group which campaigns for a material and cultural boycott of Israel.

Taking things to an even more sinister level, the Texas city of Dickinson has stated that public relief funds will only be issued to citizens who agree not to boycott Israel. Not only is this sadistic, but because it does not draw the distinction between an active or passive boycott, it is unclear how such a requirement would be enforced.

If someone in Dickinson whose property was damaged in a hurricane has never bought an Israeli product in his or her life because the product was itself unattractive or too expensive, will this be proscribed? If someone in Dickinson went to the BDS website out of curio...

21:06

Israeli minister seeks to snuff out hopes for a Palestinian state with one million settlements in the West Bank "IndyWatch Feed World"

Israel's Jerusalem affairs minister is calling for sheer numbers to root out the very idea of a sovereign Palestinian state. He says about a million Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank should do the trick. Speaking at the "On the Way to a Million" conference in Jerusalem on Tuesday, Ze'ev Elkin said: "This will happen - it is only a question of when." According to the minister, Israel would require between 10 and 20 years to reach the 1 million mark, depending on the pace of settlement construction. Elkin urged regional councils to develop plans for expansion of settlements even if construction approval by the Israeli authorities currently seems unlikely.

21:00

Nice Guys Arent Necessarily Good Guys, So Its Important to Know the Difference "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sure, we have all heard of good men and nice guys but it seems a lot of us dont really know the difference between the two. Most people actually tend to think they are the same thing but the truth is: they are very different from one another.

A good man will show you affection without being overbearing. He will not smother you into hopefully liking him. A good man isnt going to follow you around like a lost dog or treat you like a piece of meat. Nice guys are far too pushy for my tastes, they assume they are entitled to you just because youre friends and complain about being shoved into the friend zone when they dont get what they want. They play with your emotions and do their best to feel validated and on some level, you may even feel for them.

Nice guys are always telling you white lies and doing things for you in the hopes of gaining your affection or bending over backward just to please you. A good man is very different in these ways. He will do things without expecting anything in return and he wont sugar coat anything. He will tell you the whole truth because he knows no matter how hard it is, it is something you need to hear.

Good men dont need you, they know that life goes on whether you are in it or not. They have confidence in themselves and refuse to be a doormat. A good man is not going to let you walk all over him like a nice guy would.

With a nice guy, boundaries are nonexistent and they feel like if they push you hard enough you will cave in and there is nothing good that ever comes from that. While I dont mean that nice guys are terrible or that they dont deserve love, I do mean that they go about things in a completely wrong way. You cannot expect to find love letting someone treat you like shit or trying to trap someone into feeling so sorry for you that they pity date you.

Nice guys can become good men if they truly want to, everyone has that potential. It is all about knowing who you are and being content in life without a lover to obsess over. Once you love and respect yourself everything else will fall into place. There is no sense in trying to force someone to love you when they wont give you the time of day in that manner. Being there for someone isnt grounds for a definite relationship.

You dont have to put who you truly are aside to try and please someone you are interested in. If changing who you are is really necessary, is that possible relationships even worth it at all? Nice guys have a lot of growing up to do. For a little more input on the nonexistence of the friend zone please check out the video below and again if you are a typical nice guy know that you deserve better, be true to yourself and......

20:55

FDA, DEA Launch Massive Assault On Kratom Drug War For Miracle Plant Ramping Up "IndyWatch Feed World"

Close up Mitragyna speciosa on white background

To no ones surprise, the U.S. government, after hysterically declaring a national emergency over Americas opioid crisis, is once again setting its sights on Kratom, the non-addictive natural plant that has helped thousands of Americans wean themselves off opioids.

In 2015, the DEA announced its plans to place Kratom on the list of Controlled Substances (in the same scheduling level as heroin to be exact) but, amid public outcry, the agency backed off, deferring to FDA review and advice. Many optimistic Kratom activists were tempted to rest on their laurels, trusting that the FDA would prove to be more reasonable in relation to Kratom and hoping the testimonials, overwhelming public support for Kratom, and the science itself would win the day.

As is typically the case in life, the optimists were sorely disappointed.

The FDA, long known to be essentially run by Big Pharma, has now joined the ranks of the DEA (which also placed CBD oil on the list of controlled substances on the same level as heroin) in a scathing attack on Kratom, signalling that the end may be nigh for the miracle plant if activists do not succeed in fighting back both behemoth agencies who act as the enforcement arms of Big Pharma, the private prison industry, and the police state.

As the Washington Post reported,

The Food and Drug Administration issued a strong warning Tuesday to consumers to stay away from the herbal supplement kratom, saying regulators are aware of 36 deaths linked to products containing the substance.
. . . . .

But in a...

20:53

Study calls Tory austerity policies 'economic murder' - linked to 120,000 deaths "IndyWatch Feed World"

Tory austerity policies may actually be killing people, according to a landmark study. The government has been accused of "economic murder" after researchers linked hundreds of thousands of deaths to cuts to public services that began seven years ago. According to joint research between Oxford, Cambridge and University College London, there have been 120,000 deaths since the Conservatives gained power in 2010. Although falling short of claiming a direct cause and effect, the study found there were 45,000 more deaths than expected between 2010 and 2014. It claimed that at this rate the number could reach more than 150,000 deaths by 2020. In other words, Tory policies could claim up to 100 lives per day.

20:52

Opioid crisis leads Canada to consider offering heroin to drug addicts outside of hospitals "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Canadian Health Ministry is proposing that heroin be administered to drug addicts outside hospitals. Canada says that it is battling a severe public-health crisis which could kill over 3,000 people due to opioid overdoses this year. Health Canada suggested "remov[ing] some of the regulatory restrictions specific to diacetylmorphine [pharmaceutical grade heroin] in the Narcotic Control Regulations," the ministry said in a statement. "These proposed changes would allow [heroin] to be administered to patients outside of a hospital setting and provide an additional treatment option for healthcare providers," it added. According to the proposed amendments, heroin-assisted treatment can be considered part of a "comprehensive treatment plan that could include other related services, such as primary healthcare and counseling."

20:52

Hannity issues serious warning to Roy Moore, gives ultimatum - Moore responds "IndyWatch Feed World"

Fox News host Sean Hannity's announcement on Tuesday night that he was prepared to reject Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore rippled through the conservative media landscape on Wednesday, marking a clear turning point in how members of the nationalist, populist movement that has buoyed Moore view the controversy. The Fox host has outsized prominence in the world of right-wing commentary, and his statement that he was giving Moore 24 hours to explain himself before Hannity turned against him echoed across conservative sites. Wednesday afternoon, a story on his ultimatum was still the second-most read headline on Breitbart, a site that has strongly supported Moore. The Daily Caller also did a story on Hannity, which has racked up more than a thousand comments on the site. "We literally ran with just the hammer-headline 'HANNITY'S ULTIMATUM' on the post," emailed Daily Caller Editor in Chief Geoff Ingersoll. His audience is so dialed into Hannity, he said, that "we didn't have to write a traditional headline for the audience to understand what it meant in context and click in." Hannity's statement seemed to resonate with conservatives across the ideological spectrum: Last night, Redstate.com posted the headline, "WHOA! Sean Hannity Just Sent A Serious Warning To Roy Moore!" It remains in the site's most popular stories list. Even The Gateway Pundit, a conspiracy-minded site that has stood with Moore, linked to a headline about Hannity's turn.

20:50

London Grenfell disaster, many people want justice "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from London, England says about itself:

Lily Allen is incredibly moving on the horror of Grenfell Tower fire and the need to find answers

31 October 2017

In our most unfiltered episode so far, Lily Allen talks to James about the right-wing tabloids, phone hacking, womens sexuality, Grenfell, and the Harvey Weinstein allegations, as well as her life growing up and making it in the music business.

Full episode here.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Hundreds to participate in Grenfell fire inquiry

Thursday 16th November 2017

Unprecedented number of applications to probe catastrophic safety failings

NEARLY 400 individuals and organisations will be core participants in the Grenfell Tower inquiry after an unprecedented number of applications, the inquiry announced yesterday.

This could allow them the right to provide opening statements, suggest lines of questioning, or highlight evidence relating to the fire on June 14 that tore through the residential council-owned block, which killed at least 80 people and left hundreds homeless.

A total of...

20:47

UCLA players thank Trump and China after negotiating their release for shoplifting near Shanghai "IndyWatch Feed World"

The three UCLA basketball players who were arrested in China thanked President Donald Trump for negotiating their release. They also face an indefinite suspension over accusations of shoplifting. Cody Riley, Jalen Hill and LiAngelo Ball, the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, appeared next to UCLA head coach Steve Alford at a press conference on Wednesday. The players admitted to misconduct, apologized, and thanked the authorities, the school and President Trump for securing their release. The three freshmen were arrested on November 7 on suspicion of stealing from a Louis Vuitton store near the Hyatt Regency hotel in Hangzhou, where the UCLA and Georgia Tech teams were staying ahead of their season-opening game in Shanghai. UCLA has indefinitely suspended Ball, Riley and Hill over the incident.

20:46

IDF chief Gadi Eizenkot says Israel ready to share intelligence on Iran with Saudi Arabia "IndyWatch Feed World"

The chief of staff of Israel's military (IDF) told Saudi Arabia's Alaf newspaper in an unprecedented interview that his country is ready to share intelligence on Iran with Riyadh. "With [US] President Donald Trump, there is an opportunity for a new international alliance in the region and a major strategic plan to stop the Iranian threat," Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), told the paper. "We are ready to exchange experiences with moderate Arab countries and exchange intelligence to confront Iran." When asked whether Israel had recently shared intelligence with the Saudis, Eisenkot said: "We are ready to share information if necessary. There are many common interests between us..."

20:42

This Indonesian Town Has Been Transformed Into A Beautiful Rainbow Village "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory

This might just be the most colourful place on Earth! Kampung Pelangi is a small town in Indonesia which was recently transformed into a must-visit tourist attraction.

The village used to be a slum and residents were facing eviction until a local high school principal suggested that it should get a makeover. The Government obliged and invested approximately 300 million Indonesian Rupiah (approximately $22,500 USD) the result is a rainbow collection of houses, bridges and buildings.

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20:42

Chechnya's Kadyrov takes hard line - proposes death penalty for terrorist recruiters "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov has said that the punishment for those who recruit new members for terrorist groups should be tougher than those applied to bombers and hostage-takers. "Recruiters must bear stronger punishment than a terrorist who starts a clockwork bomb or someone who takes hostages, or commits acts of sabotage," Kadyrov wrote on his Instagram account on Thursday. "He or they could actually be sentenced to death because, unlike suicide terrorists, they want to live instead of voluntarily planning their own death," he added.

20:37

IDF Chief Says Israel Willing To Share Intelligence On Iran With Saudi Arabia "IndyWatch Feed World"

The chief of staff of Israels military (IDF) says that his country is ready to share intelligence on Iran with Saudi Arabia. Under US President Donald Trump, there is an opportunity for a new international [...]

20:34

Space Fence: Connecting the Surveillance and Transhumanist Agendas "IndyWatch Feed World"

Space Fence: Connecting the Surveillance and Transhumanist Agendas | Space-Fence | Chem-trails & Geo-Engineering Environment HAARP Military Military Weapons Nano-Technology New World Order Project BlueBeam Science & Technology Sleuth Journal Special Interests Surveillance Trans humans

The Space Fence is not just to track and catalog space debris. Its an overarching program that connects the geoengineering, surveillance and transhumanist and AI agendas.

The Space Fence is a massive, planetary-wide, space surveillance system currently being constructed that aims to monitor you all the way down to your DNA. Officially, the Space Fence is, according to Wikipedia, a 2nd generation space surveillance system being built (started in 2014) by the US Air Force and Lockheed Martin to track artificial satellites and space debris. Its budget is US$1.594 billion, its expected to be operational in 2019 and the Space Fence facility will be located in the Marshall Islands along with an option for another radar site in Western Australia. The Space Fence is a resurrection of a program started by Reagan in the 1980s called SDI (Strategic Defense Initiative), commonly known by its nickname Star Wars. However, like many exotic weapons of the New World Order, it has a cover purpose and a real purpose. This article exposes the grander implications of the Space Fence and how it connects to other technology that could be used to enslave you.

What is the Space Fence?

Although the USAF and Lockheed Martin tell us that the purpose of the Space Fence is to detect, track and catalog space debris, we must acknowledge that the MIC (Military Intelligence Complex) is at the helm of the New World Order and is routinely engaged in psychological operations against the rest of the population. The Space Fence is the answer to the prayers of a control-freak conspiratorial class. It will have the capacity to surveil everything on Earth. Like Skynet in the fictional Terminator films, it could become surveillance beyond comprehension. How? Th...

20:32

12 Signs That Prove You Arent Lazy, You Are Actually A Genius "IndyWatch Feed World"

The concept of genius is a difficult one in society, as the definition can vary so greatly from person to person. Some individuals view the true measure of genius as their extraordinary accomplishments in this life, implying that in order to be considered a genius one must first go out and do something great, something worth mention.

Others, however, view genius as a gift, a combination of IQ and creativity, that one is blessed with at birth, learning later in time how to tap into this gift.

While the Mensa society requires that their membership rank among the top 2% of the population, setting an incredibly high expectation just to earn the right to get involved, others acknowledge that IQ tests may not be the only sign of genius in our lives.

Source: Upvee

 

Understanding the difference between street smarts and book smarts in our lives today, and learning how to find a working balance between the two, is the key to being truly successful.

For those that are able to obtain the title of genius without first dedicating every waking moment to studying and further expanding their intellectual abilities, the term is not one that can easily be defined. Those who are born with this incredible gift are capable of maintaining their high IQ with little effort, allowing them to relax and enjoy this ride that is better known as life. To some, they may be seen as lazy, sitting at home in their pajamas all day watching their favorite show on Netflix and surfing the internet on their laptop. However, these incredibly smart and gifted individuals could put their mental prowess to work on a moments notice, should the demand arise.

Do you believe that, while your friends and family view you as lazy, you have the mental capacity of a genius? Watch for these 12 signs:

You randomly doodle on everything.

If you are left with your thoughts for any length of time you begin to doodle on the closest piece of paper. Drawing, sketching, and doodling have all been found to help in facilitating your thoughts, helping you to focus your thoughts, ideas, and emotions.

You often come ac...

20:26

Restored Republic via a GCR Nov. 16 Summary Update "IndyWatch Feed World"

Restored Republic via a GCR Nov. 16 Summary Update

Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com; Author, "Twenty Two Faces," www.22faces.com

Source: Dinar Chronicles


Judy Note: GCR/GESARA Events Since Sun Nov. 12

1. Yosef: The new Eastern Financial System was released in Dubai without restraint as of 2am EST Sun. Nov. 12. It was released in Hong Kong 8pm EST Sun. night Nov. 12.

2. Liz Crokin: Trump and Mueller Sting on Clinton: How Trump and Mueller are Pulling the Biggest Sting in History

3. Operation Disclosure, Dinar Chronicles: The US Treasury, Chinese Treasury and US Pentagon confirmed that the RV funds were officially live as of 9:30 pm EST Nov. 14. Payout would begin on Nov. 15, though it might take a day or two to transfer funds.

4. StormWatcher: Mass Arrests Update as of Nov. 15 2017 6:11 pm EST: Mass Arrests Update: 1,183 Sealed Indictments Found in 36 Districts

5. Operation Disclosure, Dinar Chronicles: High Alert as of Wed. night Nov. 15. The 800#s will release once the Emergency Broadcast System goes off.

6. Fulford Report: Nov. 16 2017 12:21 am EST Khazarian Mob Takedown: "Khazarian Mob Takedown" - Fulford Report - 11.13.17 The great purge of Khazarian mobsters continues as hundreds of arrests of Saudi princes, generals, and politicians is now being followed up with the 842 sealed indictments against senior Khazarian gangsters in the U.S., confirmed by Pentagon, CIA, and other sources.
...

20:20

Venezuela defaults on debt payment, crisis worsens "IndyWatch Feed World"

Venezuela, a nation spiraling into a humanitarian crisis, has missed a debt payment. It could soon face grim consequences. The South American country defaulted on its debt, according to a statement issued Monday night by S&P Global Ratings. The agency said the 30-day grace period had expired for a payment that was due in October. A debt default risks setting off a dangerous series of events that could exacerbate Venezuela's food and medical shortages. If enough holders of a particular bond demand full and immediate repayment, it can prompt investors across all Venezuelan bonds to demand the same thing. Since Venezuela doesn't have the money to pay all its bondholders right now, investors would then be entitled to seize the country's assets -- primarily barrels of oil -- outside its borders.

20:17

Neighborhood memorializes Tombili - beloved street cat, made famous on the internet "IndyWatch Feed World"

In a city crawling with cats, it takes a fabulous feline to truly stand out. Enter Tombili, a chubby white-bellied tabby cat with a peculiar penchant for slouching against steps rather than sitting atop them. His friendly nature made him a beloved resident of Istanbul's Ziverbey neighborhood. He was, as locals were quick to realize, a cool cat. Tombili's fame spread beyond his usual haunts after an image of him lounging in his preferred pose went viral online and became a meme. In the picture, he leans against a step, one paw draped over his tubby white tummy while the other rests atop the concrete. He's poised as if about to ask a question, perhaps a casual inquiry about how long you've been coming to the neighborhood, before launching into his own life story.

20:16

Syria UN envoy Bashar al-Jafari: UN Vote Shows Israel Presence in Golan Illegal "IndyWatch Feed World"

Syria's Ambassador to the UN Bashar al-Jafari made the remarks while addressing the Special Political and Decolonization Committee, SANA reported. Jafari stressed that the sweeping vote reiterates member states' rejection of the Tel Aviv's occupation of the Golan Heights. "It also asserts that the attempt to annex the Golan by Israel is null and void and has no legal effect in accordance with UN Security Council's Resolution No. 497 for 1981, and therefore all such practices, including the settlement activities and cooperation with terrorist groups as a ISIL and al-Nusra Front in the Syrian Golan will be denounced by all those who are keen to upgrade international law, end the foreign occupation and to reject the principle of annexing the lands of others by force," he said.

20:11

Fundraising For Irans Earthquake Victims Blocked By US Treasury "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US Treasury Department has blocked online donations made by Iranian expatriates to help the survivors of a powerful earthquake that hit the western part of the country. Facebook blocked a page set up to raise [...]

20:09

15,000 Scientists From Across the Globe Have Sent Out a Warning to Humanity "IndyWatch Feed World"

Another Warning to Humanity has been issued by scientists across the globe. Will this one be heard?

We as a species are facing a number of threats that it seems are not being taken as seriously as they should be. Our planet as a whole could literally face disaster if we dont make BIG changes. Thousands of scientists are working to do their best to bring to the light the stature of these issues. In this Warning to Humanity, they go over things like population growth, deforestation, species extinction, loss of access to clean water, climate change and more. We are failing TERRIBLY at resolving these issues.

The letter goes as follows:

Humanity is now being given a second notice, as illustrated by these alarming trends (figure 1). We are jeopardizing our future by not reining in our intense but geographically and demographically uneven material consumption and by not perceiving continued rapid population growth as a primary driver behind many ecological and even societal threats (Crist et al. 2017). By failing to adequately limit population growth, reassess the role of an economy rooted in growth, reduce greenhouse gases, incentivize renewable energy, protect habitat, restore ecosystems, curb pollution, halt defaunation, and constrain invasive alien species, humanity is not taking the urgent steps needed to safeguard our imperiled biosphere.

As most political leaders respond to pressure, scientists, media influencers, and lay citizens must insist that their governments take immediate action as a moral imperative to current and future generations of human and other life. With a groundswell of organized grassroots efforts, dogged opposition can be overcome and political leaders compelled to do the right thing. It is also time to re-examine and change our individual behaviors, including limiting our own reproduction (ideally to replacement level at most) and drastically diminishing our per capita consumption of fossil fuels, meat, and other resources.

The rapid global decline in ozone-depleting substances shows that we can make positive change when we act decisively. We have also made advancements in reducing extreme poverty and hunger (www.worldbank.org). Other notable progress (which does not yet show up in the global data sets in figure 1) include the rapid decline in fertility r...

20:09

NEW YORK: WHAT THEY ARE NOT TELLING YOU "IndyWatch Feed World"

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In this video, Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange gives you the latest breaking news on the events in New York City with reactions from U.S President Donald Trump, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer and the general left-right paradigm.

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20:07

Lithuania adds momentum to EU Russia sanctions "IndyWatch Feed World"

Lithuania has joined Estonia and the UK as the third EU state to pass a law against human rights abuses in Russia in the name of Sergei Magnitsky.

MPs passed the Magnitsky Act by 91 votes to zero in Vilnius on Thursday (16 November), eight years after Magnitsky, a lawyer, died in jail in Russia after exposing fraud by Russian officials.

  • Magnitsky exposed theft of $230 million from the Russian tax office by Russian officials and mafia 

The law enables Lithuanias interior minister to ban entry to people if there is serious ground for belief they were guilty of human rights abuses or corruption.

It enters into force in January, with a list of some 30 Russians involved in the Magnitsky affair ready to hand either from the US or Canada, which have already banned them, or from the European Parliament, which has called for their EU-wide ban.

We have been in touch with the Lithuanian authorities about specific names of the perpetrators of the crimes against Sergei Magnitsky in parallel with the progression of the law through parliament and hope they will swiftly sanction those people as the Canadians did, Bill Browder, Magnitskys former employer, told EUobserver.

Lithuanias vote comes after the UK passed a Magnitsky law enabling it to seize assets of human rights abusers in February.

Estonia passed a Magnitsky law on travel bans last May.

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20:04

Researchers find 260-million-year-old fossil trees in Antarctica "IndyWatch Feed World"

Antarctica wasn't always a land of ice. Millions of years ago, when the continent was still part of a huge Southern Hemisphere landmass called Gondwana, trees flourished near the South Pole. Now, newfound, intricate fossils of some of these trees are revealing how the plants thrived - and what forests might look like as they march northward in today's warming world. "Antarctica preserves an ecologic history of polar biomes that ranges for about 400 million years, which is basically the entirety of plant evolution," said Erik Gulbranson, a paleoecologist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Trees in Antarctica? It's hard to look at Antarctica's frigid landscape today and imagine lush forests. To find their fossil specimens, Gulbranson and his colleagues have to disembark from planes landed on snowfields, then traverse glaciers and brave bone-chilling winds. But from about 400 million to 14 million years ago, the southern continent was a very different, and much greener place. The climate was warmer, though the plants that survived at the low southern latitudes had to cope with winters of 24-hour-per-day darkness and summers during which the sun never set, just as today.

20:03

TANK's GCR/RV/GESARA Intel Update: "Monumental" -- November 15, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Source: Dinar Chronicles

*MONUMENTAL MOMENTS*


*November 15th, 2017*

The $1 Bill, (the only bill that has always been Gold Backed) was introduced by Steve Mnuchin with his signature effectively and quietly introducing a NEW GOLD BACKED CURRENCY without anyone even noticing its significance.

President Donald Trump returning from a historic trip to Asia where he appeared to broker a $250 billion dollar *Fair Trade* deal with China, (Fair trade can only be accomplished when goods, services, and products are valued properly based on what they are. The Currency would HAVE to reflect this value for trade to be fair) He also speaks to the Nation describing the success of his trip. He stated that "US is back!" or in a state of *recovery*

He went on to describe the value of the *sovereign* people of the world which is *Global*, and that the leaders of the world have ALL agreed to take *economic* actions against North Korea to ensure they are not allowed to become a Nuclear force in the world, thus providing *security* for the rest of the world.

He effectively introduced the long awaited GESARA.

On the same day impeachment was formerly filed against President Trump for obstruction of justice.

1200 sealed indictment inside of the Government and other key associated areas are steadily being leaked out and getting people ready for shocking disclosure about human trafficking and the child pedophile rings controlled by the "Elite" powers of the world.

The Zimbabwe Military took control over the Government to root out corruption inside of their current structure. Long time leader Mugabe was safely held and plans to announce that he is stepping down today.

POWERFUL RESERVE

This is about right:

The currency is already gold backed. Howe...

20:02

Bellringers to create dazzling light show at Durham Cathedral "IndyWatch Feed World"

Thursday 16 November 2017 07.00 GMT As darkness falls on Thursday evening, the bells of Durham Cathedral will ring out across the city - and continue for the next six hours while brilliant flashes light up sections of the enormous building, inside and out. The bellringers will literally be playing the cathedral, sensors on each bell directly triggering the flashes of light, with Cuthbert, the great 17th-century tenor bell, illuminating the central tower. "It's never been done in the world before," the bell major Christopher Crabtree said. "We're excited - but it's going to be hard work." It's also going to be hard work for any local residents who don't relish the sound of 6.5 tonnes of bronze sounding for six hours on each of the four nights of the Lumiere festival. "We are very grateful for the warmth and tolerance of our neighbours," the dean, Andrew Tremlett, said. There will be noisy nights in the deanery yards from the bell tower, but he is full of excitement about the project, which was partly devised in passionate discussions around his table.

20:02

"Laughingstock": Ex-UN Director-General slams Mattis for idiotic claim that U.S. is in Syria legally "IndyWatch Feed World"

On Monday, US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said that the US military will remain in Syria until the situation is resolved by the Geneva process under the aegis of the UN. However, this information does not prove to be relevant. Former UN Director-General Sergei Ordzhonikidze said that Jim Mattis made himself a "laughingstock" by saying the United Nations allegedly approved the presence of the country's forces in Syria. "He just doesn't understand or know what he is saying, and apparently he has no decent advisers who could tell him how to act... It is, I believe, just a shame to say things like this, for such a large state, a superpower, like the United States," Ordzhonikidze stressed. Moreover, he added that the United States presence in Syria was illegal and was "an attempt to justify in an awkward way the illegal stay of US-led coalition forces in Syria".

20:01

Fox moth caterpillar video "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 14 November 2017 video shows a fox moth caterpillar. It is looking for a good spot for hibernation. In April, it will become an adult moth.

Rein Peeters made this video at Plateau Bergeijk nature reserve in North Brabant province in the Netherlands.


20:00

DT marks Americas Heavy Toll of War From Vietnam. "IndyWatch Feed World"

One day while I was in a bunker in Vietnam, a sniper round went over my head. The person who fired that weapon was not a terrorist, a rebel, an extremist, or a so-called insurgent. The Vietnamese individual who tried to kill me was a citizen of Vietnam, who did not want me in his country. This truth escapes millions.

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On 10th of November, Donald Trump made a Presidential Proclamation Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. (See below.)

Marking Veterans Day and Military Families Month, he wrote:

We salute our brave Vietnam veterans who, in service to our Nation and in defense of liberty, fought gallantly against the spread of communism and defended the freedom of the Vietnamese people

During this Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, we embrace our responsibility to help our Vietnam veterans and their families heal from the heavy toll of war.  We remember the more than 58,000 soldiers whose names are memorialized on black granite wa...

20:00

DEEP STATE BLUES REDUX "IndyWatch Feed World"

DEEP STATE BLUES REDUX by Robert Guffey on November 14 via Cryptoscatology: On Monday, November 13th, I returned to the DEEP STATE BLUES radio show hosted by Badbaby and Steve Olson to... The post DEEP STATE BLUES REDUX appeared first on disinformation.

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19:57

Extroverted Introvert: 12 Signs You Belong to the Rare Ambivert Personality Type "IndyWatch Feed World"

Believed to be among the oldest labels to be used in personality classification, the terms extrovert and introvert are well known in todays society. These terms are used both alone, providing a very broad explanation of ones personality, or as part of a more detailed and elaborate personality test such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).

Source: Forbes

 

Merriam-Webster defines an Extrovert as one whose personality is characterized by extroversion; broadly: a gregarious and unreserved person while they define an Introvert as: one whose personality is characterized by introversion; broadly: a reserved or shy person. To classify someone under one title or the other means forcing the entire population into one box or the other, but what about those who dont quite fit? What about those who are a mixture of the two, the grey area in between?

The term for those that fall somewhere along the middle of the scale is Ambivert. It is this grey area that has fascinated experts in the area of personality, prompting a number of studies including a 2013 study conducted by Adam Grant at Wharton. He studied 340 outbound-call-center representatives, assessing their various personality traits. He concluded that 2/3 of those studied didnt identify as either extroverts or introverts, rather believing that they shared a combination of tendencies from each of the two.

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19:56

Mueller probe to interview White House comms director Hope Hicks in coming weeks - signals investigation nearing its end "IndyWatch Feed World"

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team is preparing to interview the woman who's seen it all: Hope Hicks. She's been part of Donald Trump's inner circle for years, first at Trump Tower and then as an omnipresent gatekeeper and fixer who could get emails or other communications directly to the boss during the 2016 campaign. As a senior White House adviser and now as communications director, she's been in the room for moments critical to Mueller's probe, which has grown to include the president's response to the Russia investigation itself. Hicks' history with Trump makes her one of the more useful witnesses for Mueller as he looks for insights into the president's habits and moods. She also is one of the few people well positioned to recount the president's reactions at various moments as the Russia scandal has sidetracked his presidency - including the Mueller appointment itself. Mueller's decision to request an interview with Hicks - who hasn't been named in any criminal wrongdoing - also indicates he's reached a critical point in the overall investigation, according to former prosecutors and veterans of past White House investigations. Typically, conversations with such senior-level aides are saved for near the end of a probe.

19:53

No country too small to manipulate: The US State Department's new program to meddle with Hungarian media "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hypocrisy may be the only consistent guiding principle of US foreign policy. Here's a prime example of the "do as we say, not as we do" that is the core of how Washington does business overseas: In the same week that the the US Justice Department demanded that the Russian-backed RT America network register as a foreign propaganda entity or face arrest, the US State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DNL) has announced that it is launching a program to massively interfere in NATO-partner Hungary's internal media. So the US Justice Department is cracking down on RT America for what it says is manipulation of US domestic affairs while the US State Department announces a new program to manipulate Hungary's domestic affairs. The State Department's new program would send three-quarters of a million dollars to Washington-selected Hungarian media outlets to "increase citizens' access to objective information about domestic and global issues in Hungary." On what authority does the United States pick winners and losers in Hungary's diverse media environment? Since when does one government have the right to determine what news is "objective" in another country? Hungary is not a country to be "regime-changed" -- it is a full democracy where the will of the people is regularly expressed at the ballot box and where the media competes freely in the marketplace of ideas.

19:49

Britain preparing plan to transfer 400m to Iran for 1970s arms deal and to help free jailed British mother "IndyWatch Feed World"

Britain owes the money as part of a disputed arms deal in the 1970s but sources deny it is linked to fate of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Britain is preparing to transfer over 400m ($527 million) to Iran as it seeks the release of a jailed Iranian-British aid worker, The Telegraph newspaper reported, citing unidentified British sources. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was sentenced to five years after being convicted by an Iranian court of plotting to overthrow the clerical establishment. She denies the charges.

19:47

Bezos Cashes in on Lobbying Washington With Amazons $53 Billion Deal to Supply Pentagon "IndyWatch Feed World"

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2018, in addition to including passages involving regime change in Venezuela and exorbitant expenditures on the maintenance and expansion of American empire, continues to surprise: its latest draft includes a measure that will cement a multi-billion dollar deal between the Department of Defense (DOD) and the U.S. mega-corporation Amazon, run by the worlds richest man, Jeff Bezos.

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19:46

Learning from other people's regrets "IndyWatch Feed World"

Regrets. We all have them - things said or done; things left unsaid or undone. Paths that weren't followed; opportunities missed due to fear or insecurity. The list is long, but one of the biggest regrets in life reported by a large number of people is not being there for someone at the end of life.1 In other words, being too busy with "life" to tend to those near death. Interestingly, while a regret can be phrased either as an action or as an inaction ("I wish I had not quit high school," versus "I wish I had stayed in high school"), regrets framed as actions tend to be more emotionally intense than regrets about inactions, but inactions tend to be longer lasting.2 Emma Freud, a columnist for The Guardian, recently explored themes of regret on social media, covering everything from relationships, work-life balance and personal passions, to addiction, illness and death. If you're so inclined, you can take a look at some of the thousands of responses she received.3 Chances are, you'll recognize yourself in some of them. Top Five Regrets of the Dying According to Bronnie Ware, a former palliative care nurse who ended up writing a book, "The Top Five Regrets of the Dying," based on her conversations with the dying, the biggest, most commonly cited regrets at the end of life are - beginning with the most common regret of all:4 Not having the courage to live a life true to oneself but rather doing what was expected Working too much, thereby missing children's youth and their partner's companionship Not having the courage to express one's feelings Not staying in touch with friends Taking life too seriously and allowing worries to diminish happiness Ware goes a step further, however, in that she also delves into solutions for these regrets - ways for you to avoid falling into the same traps. The No. 1 regret is a valuable reminder to not give up too many of your dreams to please others (or conform to conventional standards). "It is very important to try and honor at least some of your dreams along the way," Ware says. "From the moment that you lose your health, it is too late. Health brings a freedom very few realize, until they no longer have it."

19:43

FLASHBACK: DOJ says evidence corroborates Menendez hiring child prostitutes "IndyWatch Feed World"

The entire mainstream media bought repeated denials from Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) of allegations that he solicited underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic, but now the Department of Justice says the allegations are in fact "corroborated." In a 65-page court filing released publicly on Monday evening, the DOJ laid out how their investigation into Menendez - and Democratic Party mega-donor Dr. Salomon Melgen - "began with serious and specific allegations involving child prostitution." "Presented with that information, the Government, including experienced prosecutors from the Department of Justice's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, took the only responsible course possible - it conducted an investigation," page 10 of the document reads. While those allegations have not resulted in any criminal charges, there can be no question that the Government has an obligation to take such allegations regarding potential harm to minors very seriously, regardless of who the alleged perpetrators may be. That is precisely what the Government did here, and there was nothing improper about it, despite the defendants' palpable regret that the investigation ultimately led to the discovery of their corrupt relationship. Later in the document, the DOJ lays out how even though the allegations of child prostitution against Menendez and Melgen have not resulted in criminal charges, such allegations have been "corroborated."

19:41

There is a crisis situation in Northeast Asia jeopardising International Peace and Security "IndyWatch Feed World"

The situation with North Korea is terrifying I see the stealthy build-up of pressure on the Security Council, similar to that preceding the Iraq and Libya invasions.  The Russian-China veto prevented an attack by the UN on Syria, but Russia and China are not vetoing these vicious sanctions on North Korea, and permitting this incredibly provocative US-ROK military surrounding the DPRK.  What deals are being made?

On October 13, the DPRK sent another emergency letter to United Nations Secretary-General Guterres; this was the third letter sent to the UN since November 20, three letters in 23 days attempting to alert the United Nations to the crisis situation in Northeast Asia jeopardizing International Peace and Security, a crisis that could precipitate nuclear war at any moment. All three letters have been ignored, raising alarming questions about the UNs commitment to save humanity from the scourge of war.

Any attempt to accuse the DPRK of provocationis flagrant prevarication, as the provocations, and threats to the survival of North Korea described in this appeal to the Secretary-General reveal the US-south Korean  preparation for imminent attack and obliteration of North Korea.

Ambassador Ja Song Nam stated:

I write to you with respect to the worst ever situation prevailing in and around the Korean peninsula, which is making it impossible to predict when nuclear war breaks out due to the US nuclear war equipment of unprecedentedly large scale being massively deployed taking up a strike posture. The United States, based on the deployment of three nuclear powered aircraft carrier strike groups in the sub-region, is holding another joint military exercise with south Korea, involving different types of destroyers and submarines, beginning from November 11, 2017. The U.S. is reactivating.. nuclear capable strategic bomber B-52.and is maintaining a surprise strike posture with frequent flight of B-1B and B-2 formations to the air space of south Korea.The US flung the words of total destructionof a sovereign state at the UN General Assembly, the world largest official forum of diplomacy and is now running amok for war exercises by introducing nuclear war equipment in and around the Korean peninsula, thereby proving that the US itself is the major offender of the escalation of tension and undermining of the peace..Despite this fact, the UN Security Council, whose mission is to ensure the world peace and security, keeps turning a blind eye to the nuclear war exercises of the United States who is hell bent on bringing a catastrophic disaster to humanity, thereby giving rise to a serious concern on the double standard of the UN Security Council.

It defies logic and sanity that the DPRK, which, between 1950-1953, suffered the slaughte...

19:36

Psychologist Warns Listening to Loops of Christmas Music Can Harm Your Mental Health "IndyWatch Feed World"

If you are anything like me you probably cant stand Christmas music, its not the music itself but more-so the loops the music is played on. Sure, I like Frosty the Snowman but not after the 12th time Ive heard it in a row.

According to a psychologist in Great Britain reactions like this are perfectly normal and dont mean we hate Christmas. No, getting annoyed by those repeating carols is not going to make you seem like a Grinch. Clinical psychologist Linda Blair actually claims that listening to or being forced to endure a plague of Christmas songs too early on in the season makes people a bit panicked. This is because it reminds them of all the things they still need to do in order to prepare for the holiday itself.

She told Sky News that it pretty much forces you into spending all of your energy trying not to hear what youre hearing. These songs remind us to buy presents, make food, get decorations out and so forth. Its like they are forcing you to think about all of those stressful holiday chores constantly. Store workers it seems are most at risk when it comes to this kind of thing.

You see, store workers are forced to listen to the same thing over and over again, most actually struggle to tune things out and find focusing to be a very hard task in the end. As someone who used to work in retail, I agree with this one hundred percent. Have you ever noticed how the Christmas tunes come out of nowhere about two months before Christmas?

Does early Christmas music make you a bit anxious? I know it does me! What do you think about this?

19:35

Now Saudis and Israel are Working hard together to Provoke War in Lebanon "IndyWatch Feed World"

Only one day after major ISIS defeats in Syria and Iraq indicated that fighting may be winding down, an extraordinary series of events raised the danger of a new war, this time against Lebanon.

These events began on Nov. 4 when Saudi Arabia destabilized Lebanons government by forcing Prime Minister Saad Hariri to resign, and led to the Saudi government false claim on Nov. 7 that Lebanon had declared war on that kingdom.

Secret documents made public by Israeli TV Channel 10 indicate that this provocative war scenario was  coordinated by Saudi Arabia and Israel to instigate a new Middle East war, with Lebanon the target, vilified as a proxy of Iran.

This provocation follows a huge Israeli military exercise held in September simulating an invasion of Lebanon designed specifically to target the Lebanese group Hezbollah. This was Tel Avivs largest military drill in 20 years, involving all branches of the Israeli military.

While Washington has branded the Lebanese group Hezbollah terrorist, progressives in the Middle East see the group as a defender of Lebanese sovereignty.  Twice, in 2000 and 2006, it kicked Israeli troops out of Lebanon.

Hezbollah has fought alongside the Syrian government not only to prevent the dismemberment of this neighboring Arab country, but also to prevent ISIS from invading Lebanon and terrorizing the people there. Iran, also vilified by U.S. imperialism and its clients, has provided crucial political, material and military support needed to defeat ISIS.

The events are as follows:

On Nov. 3, the last ISIS strongholds in Iraq and Syria fell. Both Saudi Arabia and Israel seek to dismember Syria, and have assisted ISIS.

In a measure never seen before in the international arena, on Nov. 4 under orders from the Saudi regime, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced from Saudi Arabia on Saudi TV his resignation as PM. He assailed Iran for interfering in Lebanon, and claimed that Hezbollah was trying to assassinate him.

Hours later, Ryadh said it intercepted a Yemeni-fired missile over its capital. For years the  Saudi regime, armed by the U.S., has been bombarding the people of Yemen, indiscriminately killing civilians.

While the Yemenis say the missile they fired was made in Yemen...

19:29

Mohammed Bin Salman Drains the Saudi Swamp "IndyWatch Feed World"

Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman just drained the Saudi swamp.

The future King has been much more successful in this endeavor that Trump due to the fundamental differences in political systems and leadership culture, which has seen him decisively neutralize a broad swath of pro-American challengers for the throne and their supportive conspirators under the pretext of an anti-corruption campaign. While the murky world of Saudi palace politics means that nothing can ever be known for certain, theres reason to believe that elements of the countrys deep state or in other words, its permanent military, intelligence, and diplomatic bureaucracies, which in this case are mixed in with its royal and economic elite were poised to push back against his ambitious Vision 2030 socio-economic and religious reforms, as well as the Kingdoms newfound Great Power partnerships with China and Russia that were forged under his influential stewardship.

Considering just how radically this changed the countrys power structure by making the Salman clan the most powerful branch of the House of Saud and bestowing his bloodline with unprecedented influence over the Wahhabi clerics, its not an exaggeration to refer to last weekends events as a royal coup, albeit one that was staged preemptively in order to counter an existing regime change plot against Mohammed Bin Salman. This proactive counter-coup has been met with loud applause from the countrys majority youthful population, approximately 70% of whom are under the age of 30 and have come to resent the rigid and religiously fundamentalist royals that their modernizing rock star-like Crown Prince just recently deposed. This means that they could be expected to flood into the streets to support him if his rule comes under threat just like Turkish President Erdogans did during the failed pro-American coup attempt in summer 2016.

That said, the greatest threat facing Mohammed Bin Salman right now isnt a traditional Color Revolution in the sense of an externally guided liberal youth movement being formed for regime change purposes, but in older, more religiously conservative individuals being encouraged to violently oppose what they may have been made to think is an apostate leadership violating the basic tenets of the Kingdoms traditional Wahhabi interpretation of Islam by...

19:28

US Response to Civilian Casualties Confuses Controversial Kunduz Strike "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US has added to the confusion about a major civilian casualty allegation in Afghanistan, complicating its initial statement that there were no innocents killed in the 4 November airstrike in Kunduz province.

Residents claims in the media that the attack on Chardara district had killed civilians were denied in the days following the incident.

On 6 November 2017, Resolute Support, the NATO mission through which the US is engaged in Afghanistan, confirmed that operations had taken place in the area but said it had found no evidence of civilian casualties.

Resolute Support (RS) also said that no hospitals or clinics received any victims following the incident.

An image of Afghanistan, with Kunduz province outlined in red via Google Maps

An image of Afghanistan, with Kunduz province outlined in red via Google Maps

However, a body of evidence has since emerged, some of which has been obtained by the Bureau, that contradicts the US claims.

On 8 November, the United Nations said that its initial investigations suggested at least 10 civilians had died. The Bureau spoke to the director of a Kunduz hospital, who said that six injured civilians had been admitted from the Chardara strike. A New York Times reporter also saw six patients in the hospital, who said they were injured in the strike.

Then, on the evening of 14 November, an RS spokesperson sent a statement to the Bureau, which appears to call into question the USs earlier position. The spokesperson explained some of the challenges of identifying civilians.

The Bureau had asked RS for a clarification on the logic behind the USs statement that it had not killed civilians in the Kunduz strike. The spokesman said that they carry out all forensic actions available to investigate casualty claims when they arise, including personal interviews with local residents and visits to medical facilities.

But he added:

Our forces take every precaution to conduct all operations in a way that all civilian casualties are avoided. There are times when the insurgency forces civilians to take part in activities resembling that of an...

19:28

U.S. govt takes in record taxes in October, still runs $63 bln deficit "IndyWatch Feed World"

The federal government hauled in record total tax revenues in the month of October, taking in a total of $235,341,000,000 during the first month of fiscal 2018, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today. The federal government also brought in record individual income tax revenues for the month of October, taking in $127,832,000,000 in individual income taxes. Despite its record total tax intake of $235,341,000,000 for the month of October, the federal government still ran a deficit of $63,214,000,000 for the month because it spent $298,555,000,000. Prior to this year, the largest federal tax haul in October came in fiscal 2017 (October 2016), when the Treasury took in $226,360,090,000 in total tax revenues in constant 2017 dollars. (Dollar amounts were adjusted to constant September 2017 dollars using the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation calculator.)

19:25

No brain capacity: Netanyahu threatens Israel will 'act alone' against Iran in Syria "IndyWatch Feed World"

Israel will stop at nothing to contain Iran, even if it has to act alone, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. The PM accused Tehran of plotting to destroy Israel from Syria, where it has been helping fight terrorists at the government's invitation. "Iran is scheming to entrench itself militarily in Syria," Netanyahu claimed as he addressed the Jewish Federation of North America's General Assembly in Los Angeles via a video conference on Tuesday. The Israeli leader further alleged that Iran, which serves as one of the guarantors of a ceasefire deal in Syria along with Russia and Turkey, wants to station its troops on the Syrian territory on a permanent basis "with the declared intent of using Syria as a base from which to destroy Israel."

19:25

Crisis in the Middle East, Prelude to Something Bigger "IndyWatch Feed World"

Real Motive Behind Saudi Purge Emerges: $800 Billion in Confiscated Assets

From the very beginning, there was something off about Sundays unprecedented countercoup purge unleashed by Mohammad bin Salman on alleged political enemies, including some of Saudi Arabias richest and most powerful royals and government officials: it was just too brazen to be a simple power consolidation move; in fact most commentators were shocked by the sheer audacity, with one question outstanding: why take such a huge gamble? After all, there was little chatter of an imminent coup threat against either the senile Saudi King or the crown prince, MbS, and a crackdown of such proportions would only boost animosity against the current ruling royals further.

Things gradually started to make sense when it emerged that some $33 billion in oligarch net worth was at risk among just the 4 wealthiest arrested Saudis, which included the media-friendly prince Alwaleed.

One day later, a Reuters source reported that in a just as dramatic expansion of the original crackdown, bank accounts of over 1,200 individuals had been frozen, a number which was growing by the minute. Commenting on this land cashgrab, we rhetorically asked So when could the confiscatory process end? As we jokingly suggested yesterday, the ruling Saudi royal family has realized that not only can it crush any potential dissent by arresting dozens of potential coup-plotters, it can also replenish the countrys foreign reserves, which in the past 3 years have declined by over $250 billion, by confiscating some or all of their generous wealth, which is in the tens if not hundreds of billions. If MbS continues going down the list, he just may recoup a substantial enough amount to what it makes a difference on the sovereign account.

Then an article overnight from the WSJ confirmed that fundamentally, the purge may be nothing more than a forced extortion scheme, as the Saudi government already suffering from soaring budget deficits, sliding oil revenues and plunging reserves ...

19:25

US Scientists Made a Genetically Modified Human Embryo "IndyWatch Feed World"

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This is the first confirmed case of the gene editing of human embryos in the US and it gets scientists one step closer to the ability to create genetically engineered humans. Researchers in Portland, Oregon have used a powerful gene editing tool called CRISPR to create genetically modified human embryos, MIT Technology Review reported in an exclusive.

CRISPR, which is often compared to the cut-and-paste function on a word processor, is a powerful and comparatively new genetic engineering technique that allows scientists to make specific, targeted changes to the DNA of a plant, animal, or human. Its relatively cheap and easy to use and has the potential to cure a wide range of diseases, such as muscular dystrophy or HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). But scientists seem to be using it to create designer humans and animals instead leading to ethics questions.

In 2015, Chinese scientists used CRISPR to make muscled beagles. But even beyond the often-stated fear that gene editing will lead to a world of designer babies and genetic have-nots, CRISPR is still new and may have consequences...

19:24

Sundogs seen in southern Mississippi sky "IndyWatch Feed World"

If you looked up in Monday afternoon's sky, you may have noticed a strange weather phenomenon. The sun appeared to have a halo and two bright spots on either side of it: this is called a sundog. Sundogs occur when light interacts with ice crystals in the sky. Thin and wispy cirrus clouds high in the sky are made up of ice crystals. And as the sun's light shines down through those ice crystals, the rays of light are bounced off of each ice crystal, forming unusual arcs of light on either side of the sun.

19:24

Fusion GPS founder admits Trump dossier built on rumors, never verified "IndyWatch Feed World"

Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson spoke with US House investigators in a closed-door meeting Tuesday, and confirmed what many in the non-establishment media already knew...that Fusion GPS never verified the Dossier claims before passing on the ridiculous document to the corrupt establishment press. Tucker Carlson discussed the breaking news with a top Democrat strategist, who remains in complete denial over the FACT that Fusion GPS leaked a fabricated "opposition research dossier", which would later become the basis for a Mueller special counsel investigation into Trump-Russia collusion.

19:19

Los Angeles Anchor Claims Sen. Al Franken Kissed And Groped Her Without Her Consent "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Los Angeles news anchor claims Sen. Al Franken kissed and groped her without her consent while the pair were on a USO tour to the Middle East in the early 2000s.

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19:19

What are the Most Common STDs Today? "IndyWatch Feed World"

(TFC)  The number of sexually transmitted disease cases is rising in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tracks the number of cases of many diseases, including STD cases. Here the most common STDs in America.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

The CDC states that HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. HPV is passed through oral, vaginal, or anal sex. The affected individual does not need to show symptoms in order to spread the virus to another person.

Certain strains of HPV can lead to genital warts, which can be treated. HPV has also been linked to several types of cancer, including vaginal, cervical, vulvar, penile, and anal cancer.

Trichomoniasis

The parasite Trichomonas vaginalis is responsible for the common STD trichomoniasis. Not everyone with trich has symptoms; only about 30 percent of those affected will show any symptoms.

Women typically have symptoms of discharge, vaginal odor, or itching near the vagina. Painful intercourse can also be a symptom of trich.

Men usually do not have symptoms. If they do, it could be mild discharge, irritation inside the penis, or a burning sensation when urinating or ejaculating.

Trich can be cured with antibiotics. Your partners will also need to be treated if you test positive.

Chlamydia

Chlamydia, which can affect both men and women, can be spread through oral, vaginal or anal sex. (https://www.cdc.gov/std/chlamydia/stdfact-chlamydia.htm) If it is not treated, it can seriously harm a females reproductive system.

Women and men may experience burning when urinating or a discharge, but there are often no symptoms with an infection.

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is another common sexually transmitted disease...

19:19

Nato buildup has an obvious outcome "IndyWatch Feed World"

Some Russians are concerned that there are today more hostile troops at the Russian border than at any time since 1941.

The Chinese have a genius for pithy expressions and few are more packed with meaning, while immediately understandable, than paper tiger. NATO is one, but paper tigers that overestimate their powers can be dangerous.

Some Russians are concerned that there are today more hostile troops at the Russian border than at any time since 1941. While this is true, it is not, at the moment, very significant. The Germans invaded the USSR with nearly 150 divisions in 1941. Which, as it turned out, were not enough.

Today NATO has or claims to have  a battle group in each of the three Baltic countries and one in Poland: pompously titled Enhanced Forward Presence. The USA has a brigade and talks of another. A certain amount of heavy weaponry has been moved to Europe. These constitute the bulk of the land forces at the border. They amount to, at the most optimistic assessment, assuming everything is there and ready to go, one division. Or, actually, one division equivalent (a very different thing) from 16 (!) countries with different languages, military practices and equipment sets and their soldiers ever rotating through. And, in a war, the three in the Baltics would be bypassed and become either a new Dunkirk or a new Cannae. All for the purpose, we are solemnly told, of sending a clear message that an attack on one Ally would be met by troops from across the Alliance. But whos the message for? Moscow already has a copy of the NATO treaty and knows what Article V says.

In addition to the EFP are the national forces. But they are in a low state: depleted armies theyve been called: under equipped and under manned; seldom exercised. The German parliamentary ombudsman charged with overseeing the Bundeswehr says There are too many things missing. In 2008 the French Army was described as falling apart. The British Army ...

19:16

US Strategic Command faces backlash over fear propaganda and fake news report that B-1 bombers can drop nuclear weapons "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US military has backed claims its B-1 bombers can drop nuclear weapons and that it possesses "secret silos" of nuclear hardware amid fears it will raise tensions with North Korea. US Strategic Command, which is responsible for the Department of Defense's global operations, shared a KPNX article on Twitter Wednesday, prompting a furious backlash and accusations it's spreading fake news The offending piece is a report by Mark Curtis, who went on a tour of the nuclear ballistic-class submarine, the U.S.S. Kentucky. The ship is part of the "nuclear triad" which includes land-based missiles "fired from secret silos," with B-1 bombers "that can drop them from the air," the report reads.

19:15

Pentagon report finds US Army failed to report up to 20% of crimes to FBI "IndyWatch Feed World"

After an Air Force veteran with a criminal history was able to buy guns and kill 29 people in a Texas church, a Pentagon-wide investigation found that the Army is failing to alert the FBI about soldiers' criminal histories in a "significant amount" of cases. On Wednesday, Gen. Mark Milley, the Army chief of staff, told Pentagon reporters that there have been "gaps and failures" on the part of the Army to report the criminal activity of soldiers to federal civilian law enforcement agencies. "The data I saw, and again we are drilling into it to make sure it's accurate, we have a significant amount of omissions that concern the secretary and I, and it clearly tells us that we need to tighten up as well," Milley said, according to CNN.

19:15

Comply with the law or else: DOJ sends memo to 29 'sanctuary' cities "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Justice Department is ramping up efforts to force so-called "sanctuary cities" to comply with federal law. Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a memo giving 29 jurisdictions until December 8 to prove their compliance, or lose federal funding. "Jurisdictions that adopt so-called 'sanctuary policies' also adopt the view that the protection of criminal aliens is more important than the protection of law-abiding citizens and of the rule of law," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement Wednesday afternoon. "I urge all jurisdictions found to be potentially out of compliance in this preliminary review to reconsider their policies that undermine the safety of their residents. We urge jurisdictions to not only comply with Section 1373, but also to establish sensible and effective partnerships to properly process criminal aliens." Section 1373 is a federal statute regulating local cooperation with federal immigration officials. Compliance with 8 US Code Section 1373 is required before the DOJ can disburse the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant funding.

19:15

White House publishes new rules for reporting cybersecurity flaws "IndyWatch Feed World"

After a hacker stole cyber tools from an NSA "stockpile" to carry out the WannaCry cyberattack, the White House is now revealing how and when the government decides to disclose vulnerabilities or keep them secret. On Wednesday, the White House published a charter that details the Vulnerabilities Equities Process (VEP), which was established under former President Barack Obama to determine whether disclosing a vulnerability was in the government's best interest. The revised rules say that in the "vast majority of cases," disclosing a vulnerability is "clearly in the national interest." However, the White House said that the government can use the previously unknown vulnerabilities to support military, intelligence, and law enforcement activities.

19:15

Reports suggest Macron struck deal with Saudis to relocate former Lebanese PM in Paris "IndyWatch Feed World"

Saad Hariri has, according to most observers, including the President of Lebanon, been held captive in Saudi Arabia by the Riyadh regime. His shock "resignation" delivered on Saudi state-run television in a Saudi dialect, took much of the world, including most political parties in Lebanon by surprise. Over the last few days, Hariri Tweeted to his followers that he would be back in Lebanon within two days. Since this deadline passed, he changed his story to say that in the near future he would be back in Lebanon. Lebanon, Iran and the EU have all issued statements seeking Saad Hariri's safe and orderly return to Lebanon, but it appears he will be going to France instead.

19:12

A Sheriff Just Threatened Charges Over F*ck Trump Sticker and the Internet Is Destroying Him "IndyWatch Feed World"

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A Texas sheriff is under fire for making a Facebook post about his intention to take punitive measures against a truck driver displaying a bumper sticker declaring FUCK TRUMP AND FUCK YOU FOR VOTING FOR HIM.

On Wednesday morning, Sheriff Troy E. Nehls of Fort Bend County, Texas, posted a picture of the back of a truck asking members of the community to help him find the offender.

fuck trump

I have received numerous calls regarding the offensive display on this truck as it is often seen along FM 359. If you know who owns this truck or it is yours, I would like to discuss it with you, he said.

Nehls apparently already sought to impose punishment, adding, Our Prosecutor has informed us she would accept Disorderly Conduct charges regarding it, but I feel we could come to an agreement regarding a modification to it.

He also posted a picture in the comments of legal code concerning disorderly conduct, apparently attempting to justify his attempt to suppress free speech by suggesting the truck driver was instigating a breach of the peace.

The statute, Sec. 42.01, says a person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly uses abusive, indecent, profane or vulgar language, and the language by its very utterance tends to incite an immediate breach of the peace, or if it makes an offensive gesture of display in a public place, and the gesture or display tends to incite an immediate breach of the peace.

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Attempting to cite this statute suggests Trump supporters could be so triggered by free speech about the president they might incite violence, a particularly hilarious notion considering the right has spent months virtue signaling about the first amendment and scolding leftists for being violent snowflakes.

And the Internet responded swiftly as thousands of commenters flowed in offering relentless trolling, thoughtful defenses of free speech, and cutting rebukes of partisan hypocris...

19:07

US Calls Venezuela Global Threat at UN as EU Approves Arms Embargo "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US chaired an informal meeting at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Monday to discuss the situation in Venezuela despite a boycott from leading members such as China and Russia.

The crisis in Venezuela today poses a direct threat to international peace and security. Venezuela is an increasingly violent narco-state that threatens the region, the hemisphere, and the world, Washingtons ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, declared during the session.

Also present at the meeting were Organization of American States Secretary General Luis Almagro and UN High Commissioner Human Rights Prince Zeid bin Raad, both vocal critics of the government in Caracas.

The meeting was also boycotted by Bolivia and Egypt, who objected to Washingtons interference in Venezuelan internal affairs.

The situation in Venezuela is an issue that is entirely the responsibility of Venezuelans and of course does not constitute a threat to international peace and security, said Bolivian UN Ambassador Sacha Llorenty at a press conference alongside his Russian, Chinese, and Venezuelan counterparts Monday.

Thanking the other nations for their support, Venezuelan UN Ambassador Rafael Ramirez denounced the US for abusing its prerogatives as a permanent UNSC member to impose its geopolitical agenda in violation of the UN Charter.

He likewise accused Washington of double standards in its expressed concern for human rights in Venezuela.

It doesnt stop being paradoxical that the United States tries to present itself to the world as a defender of human rights when it applies the death penalty, discriminates against its minorities, mistreats and assaults immigrants, contemplates torture, has prisons like Guantanamo and a long history of wars and invasions, he continued.

Mondays UNSC meeting comes as the European Parliament formally approved an arms embargo against Venezuela as part of what it termed restrictive measures aimed at putting pressure on the Maduro government.

The EU also reportedly adopted a legal framework for targeting Caracas officials with travel bans and asset freezes, following in the footsteps of the Trump administration, which imposed another round of sanctions against ten more Venezuelan officials last week.

The embargo has, however, been met with backlash from some EU legislators, who regard the move as hypocritical in light of Brussels ongoing arms sales to a host of notorious human rights violators.

Today they go after Venezuela and the Venezuelan people, while they turn a blind eye to countries like Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and other Latin American countries where human rights......

19:03

Russian strikes destroy ISIS positions in southeast Syria "IndyWatch Feed World"

Six Russian long-range bombers have carried out airstrikes targeting ISIS terrorist positions in an area located close to the recently liberated Syrian city of Abu Kamal in the southeast of the country, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The strikes destroyed Islamic State (IS, former ISIS/ISIL) hideouts and military equipment in the area, the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.The TU-22m3 bombers took off from an airfield in Russia and then flew over the territories of Iran and Iraq to carry out teh strikes, it added. As the bombers entered Syrian airspace, they were joined by Su-30SM fighter jets based at Khmeimim Airbase in western Syria, which provided cover for the attack group, the ministry said. It added that the bombers successfully "hit all the designated targets" and returned to Russia.

19:01

Impressive sun halo spotted over Las Vegas, Nevada "IndyWatch Feed World"

An impressive sun halo appeared in the sky over Las Vegas on Monday morning thanks to the presence of a thin layer of high-altitude cirrus clouds. Halos are rings of light that can encircle the sun or the moon, and they usually occur when cirrus clouds are covering the sky. A mix of chemistry, physics and geometry are the main components for sun halos. The atmosphere consists of a mix of gases, including oxygen, nitrogen and water vapor. At high altitudes in the sky, water vapor condenses and then freezes into ice crystals. As sunlight passes through those ice crystals, the geometry of the crystals causes sunlight to refract, or bend, similar to what happens when light passes through a prism.

18:58

First they came for RT: US no longer a haven of free speech, seeks to force China's Xinhua to register as a foreign agent "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US is no longer a safe space for free speech. Free speech in the USA has been reduced to the freedom to agree with pre-approved narratives and agendas. Since the year 2000 the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission of the US Congress has produced reports on the nature of China-US relations, including on matters related to trade and security. This year, the Commission has named Chinese news agency and broadcaster Xinhua as an "intelligence gathering organisation" in spite of producing no evidence to suggest that Xinhua is anything other than a news media outlet. According to the report, "Xinhua serves some of the functions of an intelligence agency by gathering information and producing classified reports for the Chinese leadership on both domestic and international events". This could likely be the first step in laying down a modern-day witch trial against Xinhua in the same way that wild accusations against RT have led the US forcing RT America to register as a "foreign agent".

18:56

No legal basis for Mattis claim that US military is authorized to operate in Syria "IndyWatch Feed World"

US Defense Secretary James Mattis' claim that the United States was authorized to conduct military operations in Syria is a pretext for a long-term presence that defies several international laws, legal analysts told Sputnik. On Monday, Mattis said that the presence of the United States in Syria had been approved by the UN as Washington was engaged in the fight against Daesh terrorist group. The Russian Defense Ministry on Tuesday, however, said that the US military refused to launch airstrikes against Daesh forces that were fleeing Syria's Al Bukamal, citing the Geneva convention. The development seemed to contradict Mattis' entire justification for US operations in Syria.

18:56

15,000 Scientists Warn of the Top Environmental Problems Threatening Humanitys Future "IndyWatch Feed World"

Anna Hunt, Staff Writer
Waking Times

A group of 15000 scientists from 184 countries has issued a warning to humanity. They urge the masses to put significant public pressure on political leaders to take corrective actions and address top environmental problems.

In the article, World Scientists Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice, the scientists identified several trends that are causing substantial and irreversible harm to planet Earth. They included changing climate, deforestation, loss of access to fresh water, and species extinctions. The article warns that these trends are severely threatening future human well-being and need immediate global attention.

Environmental Problems Worsen Over Last 25 Years

This report is the second of its kind. In 1992, the Union of Concerned Scientists, with over 1700 members, published the first warning. Since then, many environmental problems have significantly worsened.

The new report outlines the top 25-year global trends that are causing extensive environmental harm, as reported by ScienceDaily:

  • A 26 percent reduction in the amount of fresh water available per capita
  • A drop in the harvest of wild-caught fish, despite an increase in fishing effort
  • A 75 percent increase in the number of ocean dead zones
  • A loss of nearly 300 million acres of forestland, much of it converted for agricultural uses
  • Continuing significant increases in global carbon emissions and average temperatures
  • A 35 percent rise in human population
  • A collective 29 percent reduction in the numbers of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish

To calculate these trends, report authors, led by William Ripple of the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, employed data from multiple sources. These included government agencies, non-profits and indepen...

18:53

Poll: Americans Would Cut Middle East War Spending "IndyWatch Feed World"

On November 3, professor John Mearsheimer made a short and stunning presentation at U.S. Foreign Policy in the Trump Era: Can Realism and Restraint Prevail? conference held at George Washington University in Washington, DC. In the unipolar world after the collapse of the Soviet Union, he claimed, realists urged nonintervention and staying out of conflicts and countries that really dont matter much.

Unfortunately, American crusaders prevailed and pushed the US into a series of unnecessary quagmires across the greater Middle East.

Americans appear to agree. When presented with a list of expenditure categories, and polled about which should be the single top priority for budgetary cuts by Congress, US military actions in the Middle East was far and away their top choice. But most Americans probably have little idea how enormous those costs truly are.

Question: Which expenditure category should Congress cut to make government more responsive to the American people and reduce the budget deficit?

The IRmep poll was fielded by Google surveys from November 13 to November 15 and has an RMSE score of 4.9% Demographic filtering is available online from Google.

A new study from Brown University estimates that the cost per individual US taxpayer for wars since 9/11 is at least $23,386. The true figure is far higher because, as the report notes, the US went into deficit spending after 9/11, the cost of war per taxpayer will be higher as the US pays interest on borrowing for war. This accounting, notes the report, does not address the human toll, in terms of regional civilian death and displacement, physical and psychological wounds inflicted on US veterans, and the opportunity cost of what we might have done differently with the money spent and obligated and how veterans and civilian lives could have been lived differently.


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18:50

'The Lobby' lives: Israel's Labour allies shift tactics - unable to oust Corbyn as leader "IndyWatch Feed World"

Having previously attempted to remove Jeremy Corbyn as party leader at all costs, Labour's internal Israel lobby is now changing its strategy. The shift in the UK's political terrain since June's general election has left Corbyn firmly in charge of the main opposition party's leadership. With another general election likely before the end of the Conservative government's five-year term, Corbyn's right-wing Labour enemies have resigned themselves to the reality of a socialist leader. For Israel lobby groups like Labour Friends of Israel and the Jewish Labour Movement, this means ending the all-out assault on Corbyn and instead trying to "moderate" his positions on Palestine and the Israeli occupation. Since Corbyn became Labour leader, the party has faced an almost entirely fabricated media campaign to portray it as rife with anti-Semitism. Despite an inquiry by respected human rights lawyer Shami Chrakrabarti finding in June last year that the party was "not overrun by anti-Semitism," mainstream media have continued to promote this false narrative.

18:47

Syrian Arab Army reports four soldiers killed from Israeli strikes "IndyWatch Feed World"

Yesterday Fort Russ News reported on an apparent Israeli airstrike against Syrian Army positions to the southwest of Damascus that at the time could not be verified. However the Syrian Arab Army's 42nd Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division accused the Israeli military of attacking their forces in the Golan Heights, the highly-reliable Al-Masdar News reported. Four soldiers belonging to the 42nd Brigade were killed by Israeli airstrikes over their positions near the Beit Jinn pocket to the southwest of Damascus, the Al-Masdar News report explained. The report also explained that the Israeli Defense Force usually announce such attacks, but in this particular case, there has been none.

18:47

Spectacular series of sun phenomena appear in the skies of northern Chile "IndyWatch Feed World"

High altitude cirrus clouds sometimes contain a large number of hexagonal ice crystals, and if these are struck by sunlight at just the right angle, with the sun elevated at least 58 degrees, the sky suddenly looks like somebody waved a giant magnet in front of an old-school computer monitor. But, yesterday was more than unusual in Antofagasta, Chile. A series of different sun halos lit up the sky over the whole day, baffling sky-watchers as if they've finally discovered the gateway to Oz. At around midday, a double solar halo - circumhorizontal arc below the very common 22-degree halo - amazed onlookers for approximately half an hour. Then around 3:30pm, another sun halo appeared before an incredible sundog or two suns phenomenon around 6:30pm. Chemtrailing? Approaching storm? or just weaponized weather art in the heart of Atacama desert? Will see that in the news in the next day. Meanwhile enjoy as if you weren't aware of the weather war going on.

18:44

Retired FBI Agent Accuses 9/11 Commission of Lying About Saudi Connections "IndyWatch Feed World"

Based on evidence we gathered during the course of our investigation, I concluded that diplomatic and intelligence personnel of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia knowingly provided material support to the two 9/11 hijackers and facilitated the 9/11 plot. My colleagues in our investigation shared that conclusion.

Sworn testimony from a former FBI investigator claims the 9/11 Commission lied to the American public regarding the relationship between the hijackers and Saudi Arabia.

The question over exactly what role the Saudi Kingdom played in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 is once again a hot topic. The Saudi Kingdom has long been suspected of financing the 9/11 hijackers. A fourteen-year-old lawsuit brought forth by the 9/11 Families and Survivors United for Justice Against Terrorism seeks to hold the Saudi Kingdom accountable for the attacks. Meanwhile, the Saudi government continues to deny any involvement and calls for the lawsuits dismissal.

Now, The Florida Bulldog reports that a new sworn statement from a former FBI agent has once again called attention to the involvement of the Saudi Kingdom. In a six-page statement provided as part of the lawsuit against Saudi Arabia, retired FBI agent Stephen K. Moore says the 9/11 Commission has provided the American public with incorrect statements regarding the FBIs investigation. Moore is a 25-year veteran of the FBI who retired in 2008. He also led the FBIs PENTTBOM, or Pentagon/Twin Towers Bombing Investigation, a 400-member task force responsible for investigating the 9/11 attacks.

Specifically, Moore disputed statements made by the 9/11 Commission regarding the FBIs investigation into two Saudi hijackers Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar, two of the five men accused of crashing American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon. Moores statements deal with Hazmi and al-Mihdhars connection to Saudi diplomat Fahad al-Thumairy and Omar al-Bayoumi.  Thumairy was an Imam at a Los Angeles mosque with extreme views while Bayoumi was a suspected agent of the Saudi government posing as a student.

I have read the statements in the 9/11 Commission report that we have not found evidence that Thumairy provided assistance to the two operatives (Hazmi and Mihdhar). In light of the proof assembled in our investigation this statement is incorrect. There was clearly evidence that Thumairy provided assistance to Hazmi and Mihdhar, Moore said in the statement.

 

Here are more excerpts of Moores statement as reported by The Florida Bulldog:

Based on evidence we gathered during the course of our investigation, I concluded that diplomatic...

18:43

China to build world's fastest wind tunnel to test hypersonic weapons "IndyWatch Feed World"

Researchers want new facility to be up and running by 2020 as race to develop hypersonic technology intensifies China is building the world's fastest wind tunnel to simulate hypersonic flight at speeds of up to 12 kilometres per second. A hypersonic vehicle flying at this speed from China could reach the west coast of the United States in less than 14 minutes. Zhao Wei, a senior scientist working on the project, said researchers aimed to have the facility up and running by around 2020 to meet the pressing demand of China's hypersonic weapon development programme. "It will boost the engineering application of hypersonic technology, mostly in military sectors, by duplicating the environment of extreme hypersonic flights, so problems can be discovered and solved on the ground," said Zhao, a deputy director of the State Key Laboratory of High Temperature Gas Dynamics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing.

18:39

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM NOV 16 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"

There are more strange connections and speculations coming out about the Las Vegas shootings and the connections to the Saudis...
http://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/news/world-news/1601-breaking-news-urgent-saudi-king-confirms-recent-arrests-and-purge-of-royal-family-includes-9-11-perpetrators-orchestrators-architects
http://americandigitalnews.com/index.php/2017/11/07/las-vegas-saudi-crown-prince-salman-assassination-attempt/
 

18:38

Venezuelan company found burying alive millions of healthy chicks to drive up prices amid food shortage "IndyWatch Feed World"

Despite a food shortage in Venezuela, Protinal Proagro, a company which has received millions of dollars to produce food has been caught burying alive millions of healthy chicks. Carlos Herrera, an editor for Argentina-based Primicias 24, revealed: "What is happening in the process is that once the chicks are hatched and out of the incubators, they are not being dispatched to chicken farms to grow and mature and then distributed into the food chain on the national level ... but they are being diverted and buried alive in mass graves so as to contribute to the shortage of chicken and eggs for the population and by extension cause price rises and inflation."

18:38

Alaskans Quietly Told to Prepare for a North Korean Attack "IndyWatch Feed World"

Political Crisis between North Korea and USA symbolized with Boxing Gloves

By now everyone is tired of threats from North Korea and the attention of the public has been diverted to other more important things, such as sexual harassment charges in Hollywood, against members of Congress, and against every man alive in the Continental U.S. The public is still focused on GQs Man of the Year, Colin Kaepernick, and the who the new front man is for the band Stone Temple Pilots.

Once again, the North Korean threat has been downplayed and deflected. So, how about in Alaska? Not quite the case there, according to an article in the Mirror entitled Alaska urged to prepare for North Korean nuclear attack as residents told to have emergency stash of food and water, by Michael Havis on 11/15/17.  Here is an excerpt from that article:

Alaska is being urged to prepare for a North Korean nuclear attack amid fears that a warhead could reach residents in 20 minutes.

Now as it runs, take a look at this sagacious advice from a guy named Jeremy Zidek from the Alaska State Disaster Planning Team. Heres what Mr. Zidek advises:

We have the missile defense system here. We have missiles and radars in a number of different locations. Perhaps there would be some type of attack on those military facilities to try to hinder our ability to react to any missile launches.

Mr. Zidek also warned that Alaska no longer retains bomb shelters and that there would be no new measures to deal specifically with the nuclear threat.

There could be evacuation notices put in place but are we going to be able to get that amount of lead time to instruct people to actually evacuate an area? Really the recommendation for people during a nuclear attack is to shelter in place and find some type of secure location that will protect them from that blast. So, with a mass evacuation, if people leave their homes, schools and businesses to try to get out of the area, we may be putting more people at risk. What were recommending people do is the same thing that they would do for any other type of disaster preparedness. That is: have a family emergency plan so that they can get in touch with their families quickly, and have an emergency supply of food, water, and first aid.

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18:33

Russia sends letters to known Western propaganda outlets Radio Free Europe and Voice of America notifying them of possible registration as foreign agents "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Russian Justice Ministry has sent letters to nine media outlets on their possible registration as foreign agents. Voice of America and Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty are among those that could be recognized as foreign agents, the ministry said. The ministry also sent letters to the administration of the Kavkaz.Realii, Krym Realii and Sibir Realii websites, as well as Radio Azatliq - all of which are Radio Liberty branches based in Russia. The Current Time TV channel, a joint project of Voice of America and Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, as well as the Radio Liberty-owned factograph.info website and IdelRealii project also received letters. On Wednesday, the Russian State Duma passed the third and final reading of the bill, which requires mass-media outlets operating in the country but funded from abroad to register as foreign agents. The bill is a mirror response to Washington's demand for RT to register as a foreign agent.

18:31

Almost summer snow in Australia with giant hail, record cold for Boston and NYC "IndyWatch Feed World"

Unusual almost summer snows in NSW Australia along with "gigantic hail" as it was described. This is expected in a grand solar minimum where extremes in heat and cold effect crop production, we saw this in the USA over the last week as well. Record cold in Boston and New York breaking records back to 1903. Interestingly the record cold in NYC article never listed the temperatures that were broken. Sources

18:31

Sean Hannity Slams Roy Moore, Wikileaks Espionage In The DMs? "IndyWatch Feed World"

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18:30

Former German Chancellor slams Kiev for waging war against Donbass "IndyWatch Feed World"

Former German Chancellor, Gerhard Schroeder, has in an interview with Zeit accused the Ukrainian government of waging war against the Donbass. "Schroeder accused the government of Ukraine that it is waging war against the Donbass," the publication reads. The ex-chancellor also noted that the view that Russia allegedly intended to "annex the Baltics" is "absurd."

18:28

The postmodern rules of sexuality are like having an ashtray with a no-smoking sign "IndyWatch Feed World"

Women's protests are a great awakening, but with many dangers. It could eventually be a case of rules being made to be broken. Last week, the American philosopher and gender theorist Judith Butler helped organize an, outwardly straightforward, conference in So Paulo, Brazil. Butler may be well-known for her work on transgenderism, but the title of the event was 'The Ends of Democracy' and thus had nothing to do with the topic. Yet, nevertheless, a crowd of right-wing protesters gathered outside the venue where they burned an effigy of Butler while shouting "Queimem a bruxa!" (Portuguese for "Burn the witch!"). This weird incident is the latest in a long series, which prove that sexual difference is today politicized in two complementary ways: the transgender fluidification of gender identities and the resulting conservative backlash. Indeed, the famous description of the capitalist dynamics in Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels' Communist Manifesto should be supplemented by the fact that global capitalism has seen sexual "one-sidedness and narrow-mindedness become more and more impossible." And that, also in the domain of sexual practices, "all that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned." Because perhaps capitalism tends to replace the standard normative heterosexuality with a proliferation of unstable shifting identities and/or orientations?

18:24

Imran Khan could remake Pakistan and transform the region "IndyWatch Feed World"

Imran Khan knows that Pakistan desperately needs reform. Should he win the next election, his rise might not just change Pakistan, it may shake up the whole region. A quarter of a century ago, Imran Khan was one of the greatest and most charismatic sportsmen in the world. He had just led the Pakistan cricket team to their momentous first victory in the Cricket World Cup, converting himself into a national hero in the process. Khan retired from cricket, and let it be known that he was set on pursuing a second career as a national politician. However, for many years Imran Khan's political career was a litany of humiliating defeats and failure. Most observers wrote him off completely.

18:19

Modern Air Is a Little Too Clean: The Rise of Air Pollution Denial "IndyWatch Feed World"

Despite report after report linking air pollution to deterioration of the lungs, heart and brain, Professor Robert Phalen believes the air is too clean for children.

After all, everybody needs a bit of immune-system-boosting dirt in their lungs.

Modern air is a little too clean for optimum health, he told the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), one of the worlds largest scientific societies, in 2012.

My most important role in science is causing trouble and controversy, he added.

Now the director of the air pollution health effects laboratory at the University of California, Irvine, is set to be appointed as a scientific advisor by Trumps Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

But Phalen isnt alone. Pollution denial is starting to appear outside the US, in countries where the air is much more toxic.

 

Denial in the US

This April 28, 2009 file photo shows smog covering downtown Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

This April 28, 2009 file photo shows smog covering downtown Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Last week, the Washington Post and E&E News published a list of people expected to be appointed as new scientific advisers by the EPA.

Some have operated within groups that have long denied climate change science. And now they are doing the same with air pollution.

For example, Stanley Young is a statistician at climate denial group the Heartland Institute. He wrote in a statistical blog in 2014 that the science literature is on the side that increased ozone and PM2.5 are not associated with increased deaths. (He also states that temperature rise is good for humans.)

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18:18

Iraqi interviewed on war "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from Belgium says about itself:

14 November 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 BEHNAM KERYO passed away. Death manages always to surprise and shock us. His contribution to Iraqi culture is immense, he injected it by his love of life, art, literature and women.

On April 2014, we met Benham in Brussels. He was one of the many Iraqis who contributed to the documentary Whose peace will it be?


18:17

Ex-Google exec to establish an official religion to worship artificial intelligence "IndyWatch Feed World"

A former executive at Google has filed paperwork with the IRS to establish an official religion of technology. This religion doesn't just worship scientific progress, but artificial intelligence itself, with the goal of creating a godhead. The new church of AI will aim "to develop and promote the realization of a Godhead based on artificial intelligence and through understanding and worship of the Godhead [to] contribute to the betterment of society," according to IRS documents. The non-profit religious organization would be called "Way of the Future" (WOTF). According to the website (wayofthefuture.church), the movement is "about creating a peaceful and respectful transition of who is in charge of the planet from people to people + 'machines.'" "Given that technology will 'relatively soon' be able to surpass human abilities, we want to help educate people about this exciting future and prepare a smooth transition," the site explains. "In 'recent' years, we have expanded our concept of rights to both sexes, minority groups and even animals, let's make sure we find a way for 'machines' to get rights too." There is an inherent contradiction in creating a deity of artificial intelligence and then worshipping it.

18:12

Early snowfall hits Afghanistan blocking roads "IndyWatch Feed World"

Two districts in the southern Ghazni province received the first snowfall of the season measuring 35 centimeters, has blocked the roads connecting the districts with the provincial capital. The first snowfall was received by Malistan and Jaghato districts in Ghazni. People living in the districts are happy with the early snowfall this year, but also worried about the roads getting blocked if the snowing continues. Abdul Wakil, a resident of Andar district said, "I am here in Jaghato where large amount of snow has fallen, the roads are blocked and we cannot go to Ghazni city, the provincial capital." He said that the snow was 35 centimeters in thickness and has resulted in many cars getting stranded along the way.

18:11

RT Chief Margarita Simonyan interview: Devotes entire hour to ridiculing US harassment of RT journalists (still not enough time) "IndyWatch Feed World"

She also dispels accusations that she controls and manipulates the Pokemon along with a plethora of other slanders hurled at her. Head of RT Margarita Simonyan digs into the real agenda behind recent attacks upon the network. In the process she exposes how the West no longer represents the values that it espouses.These values are now found in Russia! This broadcast is well worth checking out because it shows how fun, witting, and well-informed Russian political talk shows are. Simonyan shines here, as do the other guests. Admit it CNN, you are way out of your league. Jake Tapper and crew don't hold a candle to this gang. Transcript below.

18:10

US puppet agency WADA declares Russian anti-doping org 'non-compliant' - Russian sports minister calls decision 'politicized' "IndyWatch Feed World"

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has decided at a meeting of its Foundation Board on Thursday against reinstating RUSADA after the Russian organization was declared still "non-compliant" with the WADA code. "WADA Foundation Board approves the recommendation by the Independent Compliance Review Committee that RUSADA remain non-compliant," WADA wrote on Twitter. Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov denounced the decision by WADA's Foundation Board, saying that the two roadmap demands Russia did not meet, according to the ruling, are politicized. Those are to acknowledge an existence of a state-sponsored doping program in Russia, and to provide access for WADA officers to the sealed Moscow laboratory. "These two demands are obviously of a political nature," Kolobkov said, as cited by R-Sport.

18:08

This Is What A Pre-Crash Market Looks Like "IndyWatch Feed World"

This Is What A Pre-Crash Market Looks Like | Wall-Street-Bull-Public-Domain | Economy & Business Special Interests

The only other times in our history when stock prices have been this high relative to earnings, a horrifying stock market crash has always followed.  Will things be different for us this time?  We shall see, but without a doubt this is what a pre-crash market looks like.  This current bubble has been based on irrational euphoria that has been fueled by relentless central bank intervention, but now global central banks are removing the artificial life support in unison.  Meanwhile, the real economy continues to stumble along very unevenly.  This is the longest that the U.S. has ever gone without a year in which the economy grew by at least 3 percent, and many believe that the next recession is very close.  Stock prices cannot stay completely disconnected from economic reality forever, and once the bubble bursts the pain is going to be unlike anything that we have ever seen before.

If you think that these ridiculously absurd stock prices are sustainable, there is something that I would like for you to consider.  The only times in our history when the cyclically-adjusted return on stocks has been lower, a nightmarish stock market crash happened soon thereafter

The Nobel-Laureate, Ro...

18:00

Trumps Tax Plan Throws Rare Disease Patients Under The Corporate Bus "IndyWatch Feed World"

How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act approved by the House on Thursday undermines President Trumps promised nation of medical miracles.

In his address to Congress last February, President Trump singled out Megan Crowley, calling her a miracle. A 20-year-old patient-survivor of Pompe disease, Crowley was in attendance in a wheelchair with her father, John, a former special ops commander who found the treatment for Pompe and saved the lives of Megan, her brother, and thousands of others. The rare, often fatal neuromuscular disorder weakens and debilitates childrens muscles, inflaming their hearts and livers, until heart or lung failure take them at five or six years of age. Today, however, Megan is a junior at Notre Dame.

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17:55

Mexican drug cartels have gained a stronghold in Texas, reaching far beyond the border "IndyWatch Feed World"

A new report reveals that a half-dozen Mexican drug cartels have gained a stronghold in the state of Texas that reaches far and wide. This after mass arrests of Mexican mafia members and confiscations of their drugs and firearms in California. The federal Drug Enforcement Administration's 2017 National Drug Threat Assessment reveals that six Mexican drug cartels have a far-reaching stranglehold over several Texas cities. It also finds that Mexican cartels now smuggle more drugs into the US than any other criminal organization. One of the criminal groups, the Gulf Cartel, has a hold on Texas cities such as McAllen, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Galveston, Houston and Beaumont in the state's tip and coastal bend area. The group mostly brings in marijuana and cocaine in through between the Rio Grande Valley and South Padre Island in Texas.

17:53

Code2040 just raised $5.6 million to help save Silicon Valley from itself "IndyWatch Feed World"

The work being done by the likes of Code2040a nonprofit that, since 2012, has sought to help close the racial wealth gap by diversifying techis only more important in a year that has given voice to James Damore and his brethren. As Code2040 founder and CEO Laura Weidman Powers told USA Today:  It was one

The work being done by the likes of Code2040a nonprofit that, since 2012, has sought to help close the racial wealth gap by diversifying techis only more important in a year that has given voice to James Damore and his brethren. As Code2040 founder and CEO Laura Weidman Powers told USA Today

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17:52

Not Just the Air Force: US Army Fail to Report up to 20% of Crimes to FBI "IndyWatch Feed World"

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After an Air Force veteran with a criminal history was able to buy guns and kill 29 people in a Texas church, a Pentagon-wide investigation found that the Army is failing to alert the FBI about soldiers criminal histories in a significant amount of cases.

On Wednesday, Gen. Mark Milley, the Army chief of staff, told Pentagon reporters that there have been gaps and failures on on the part of the Army to report the criminal activity of soldiers to federal civilian law enforcement agencies.

The data I saw, and again we are drilling into it to make sure its accurate, we have a significant amount of omissions that concern the secretary and I, and it clearly tells us that we need to tighten up as well, Milley said, according to CNN.

Roughly 150 soldiers receive a dishonorable discharge each year, Milley said, adding that they should all be reported to the FBI.

We need to make sure every one of those is transmitted over to the civilian law enforcement agencies, the FBI for example, Milley said, according to ABC News.

In the military, officials are required to notify the FBI about criminal convictions and dishonorable discharges. However, Milley said that a preliminary review of Army procedures found his service has been failing to report around 10 to 20 percent of the criminal cases to the FBI.

The percentage is too high, Milley said, according to Stars and Stripes.

The day after former airman Devin Kelley killed 26 people in a Texas church, Defense Secretary James Mattis ordered the Pentagons inspector general to review how the Air Force handled Kelleys criminal records.

The Air Force veteran was able to buy guns despite a prior conviction for assaulting his wife and stepson. He was given bad conduct charge and sentenced to 12 months in jail, which should have barred him from purchasing firearms.

Its not just an Air Force problem, Milley said, according to CNN. This is a problem across all the services.

Last week, a Pentagon report from 1997 resu...

17:49

Friendly reminder that Jeff Bezos is still trying to take over the universe "IndyWatch Feed World"

Jeff Bezos, currently the wealthiest human being on planet Earth, did not purchase the Washington Post in 2013 because he was expecting newspapers to make a lucrative resurgence. This self-evident fact doesn't receive enough attention. I will say it again for emphasis: Jeff Bezos, who has used his business prowess to become the wealthiest person in the world, did not purchase the Washington Post in 2013 because he was expecting newspapers to make a profitable comeback. That did not happen.

17:47

Forcing RT to register as a foreign agent meant to stigmatize its reporting as propaganda and tar anyone who appears on its shows as Russian dupes "IndyWatch Feed World"

The decision by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to compel the Russian-state media outlet RT (an English-language cable news network) to register as a "foreign agent" is intended to not only stigmatize its reporting as foreign propaganda but also tar anyone who appears on its programs as Russian dupes. RT will register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) of 1938, the aim of which, according to the nonpartisan transparency watchdog Sunlight Foundation, was "To make it easier for federal counterespionage authorities to keep tabs on U.S.-based individuals and other groups helping to drum up support for the Nazi movement and keep America neutral in the war." Amendments added in 1966 shifted its focus to political activities, such as lobbying. But whatever the legal basis for requiring RT to register as a foreign agent, the Justice Department's decision is clearly in response to intense domestic political and media pressure. Many of the assumptions behind that pressure are dubious or based on myths. It is the case that RT is not the first media outlet to have been compelled to register: China Daily, a Chinese-state funded news outlet; NHK Cosmomedia, a Japanese TV news operation; and KBS America, a South Korean company, are also currently registered under FARA.

17:41

Dept. Of Homeland Security is hiring "IndyWatch Feed World"

IMMIGRATION SERVICES OFFICER (BILINGUAL SPANISH)

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17:39

Lightning in a bottle: Scientists create ring of plasma in mid air for the first time in history "IndyWatch Feed World"

Scientists have created a ring of plasma in mid air, the equivalent of capturing lightning in a bottle, using only a stream of high pressured water and a crystal plate, achieving what was once thought impossible. Plasma is one of the four most common states of matter on Earth, and is comprised of highly ionized gas. Lightning is a form of plasma, as is the weather phenomenon Saint Elmo's fire, when glowing balls of light appear on pointed objects during storms. Fluorescent light bulbs and neon lights contain other forms of plasma. Plasma doesn't usually have a defined shape, for instance lightning forms in a fork shape as it follows the path of least resistance through the air. Man-made plasmas have only ever been created in vacuum chambers or electromagnetic fields.

17:39

Israel, Saudi Arabia Deepen Ties With Iran Intelligence Sharing Agreement "IndyWatch Feed World"

Analysis The Chief of Staff of Israels military has confirmed to a Saudi newspaper, that the Israeli regime is now prepared to share intelligence with the Saudi Arabia on matters concerning Iran.

While some will doubtlessly feign shock at the announcement, it is merely a confirmation of what most regional observers have felt was the status quo dating back a number of years, albeit one which has intensified lately.

Todays statement follows the trend of Saudi Arabia and Israel working quietly but unambiguously to begin establishing open diplomatic relations. When this inevitably happens, Saudi will be only the third Arab country to have relations with the Israeli regime, the others being Egypt and Jordan.

For decades, Saudi and Israel have shared similar regional alignments. Both regimes have worked to undermine and overthrow Arab nationalist governments throughout the Arab world, including both Baathist and Nasserist states. Since 1979, both countries have also become steadfast opponents of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.

Moreover, this follows a trend of the Middle East regrouping into a northern and southern zone, each with its own geo-strategic goals and mutual dependencies within the respective zone. As Saudi Arabia and Israel each fall in the southern zone, it is only natural for the two countries to make their de-facto alliance public. This demonstrates that any theoretical differences between the state ideologies of Zionism and Wahhabism are largely inconsequential. In both cases, shared strategic goals of undermining Arab nationalist states and the Islamic Revolution in Iran have taken precedence over perceived ideological differences.

In his statement, Israeli military officer Gadi Eisenkot admits to a south versus north divide. He accuses Iran of attempting to form a Shia Crescent running from Iran to Lebanon. In reality, this internationally juvenile description of the new north of the Middle East, undermines the very real strategic interests of Iraq, Syria and Lebanon as part of this alliance, as well as the emerging and meaningful partnership between Iran, Turkey and Iraq. Furthermore, as this region is home to millions of Sunni Muslims and many varieties of Christians and seeing as Iran retains its historic Jewish population, it is absurd to call the new northern bloc of Middle Eastern powers a Shia crescent.


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17:36

Rare bee is back in the Netherlands "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sphecodus spinulosus bee, photo by Theo Zeegers

On 17 May 2017, a Sphecodes spinulosus bee was seen near Rhoon in the Netherlands.

This rare insect had been seen for the last time in the Netherlands in 1998.

17:27

SpacePharmas Microgravity Labs Augur Drug Breakthroughs Of The Future "IndyWatch Feed World"

The company aims to make its platform affordable even for small groups seeking cures for rare diseases.

Earlier this week, a bio laboratory containing four science experiments arrived at the International Space Station. The lab is housed inside a box the size of a milk carton, and the research trialswhich will be conducted via a remotely controlled, Wi-Fi-connected web or phone apphave already begun.

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17:27

Smithsonian Institute: Cooper Hewitt Brand Identity Guidelines "IndyWatch Feed World"

Background

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is a design museum located in the Upper East Sides Museum Mile in Manhattan, New York City. It is one of nineteen museums that fall under the wing of the Smithsonian Institution and is one of three Smithsonian facilities located in New York City, the other two being the George Gustav Heye Center in Bowling Green and the Archives of American Art New York Research Center in the Flatiron District. It is the only museum in the United States devoted to historical and contemporary design. Its collections and exhibitions explore approximately 240 years of design aesthetic and creativity.

Below, you will find the design guide for the museum, as obtained under the Requests for Smithsonian Institution Information (SD807).

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17:16

Texas Sheriff Receives Backlash After Threatening Charges Over Fuck Trump Sticker "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Texas sheriff is under fire for making a Facebook post about his intention to take punitive measures against a truck driver displaying a bumper sticker declaring FUCK TRUMP AND FUCK YOU FOR VOTING FOR HIM.

On Wednesday morning, Sheriff Troy E. Nehls of Fort Bend County, Texas, posted a picture of the back of a truck asking members of the community to help him find the offender.

I have received numerous calls regarding the offensive display on this truck as it is often seen along FM 359. If you know who owns this truck or it is yours, I would like to discuss it with you, he said.

Nehls apparently already sought to impose punishment, adding, Our Prosecutor has informed us she would accept Disorderly Conduct charges regarding it, but I feel we could come to an agreement regarding a modification to it.

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He also posted a picture in the comments of legal code concerning disorderly conduct, apparently attempting to justify his attempt to suppress free speech by suggesting the truck driver was instigating a breach of the peace.

The statute, Sec. 42.01, says a person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly uses abusive, indecent, profane or vulgar language, and the language by its very utterance tends to incite an immediate breach of the peace, or if it makes an offensive gesture of display in a public place, and the gesture or display tends to incite an immediate breach of the peace.

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Attempting to cite this statute suggests Trump supporters could be so triggered by free speech about the president they might incite violence, a particularly hilarious notion considering the right has spent months virtue signaling about the first amendment and scolding leftists for being violent snowflakes.

And the Internet responded swiftly as thousands of commenters flowed in offering relentless trolling, thoughtful defense...

17:15

Digital media meltdown: Troubling outlooks for BuzzFeed, Mashable, Oath, and Vice "IndyWatch Feed World"

Today is a day that ends in Y, so it must be a hard day to be in digital media. In the last few hours, we saw four jarring reminders that the business model most media companies are currently relying on isnt cutting it. Heres a rundown of what happened: As I wrote about earlier

Today is a day that ends in Y, so it must be a hard day to be in digital media. In the last few hours, we saw four jarring reminders that the business model most media companies are currently relying on isnt cutting it.

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17:13

The Dirty Deep State "IndyWatch Feed World"

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In this video, Jason Bermas breaks down how the New York Observer is serving as a mouthpiece for the Dirty Deep State and the NSA by spreading Fake News about Trump and the Kremlin.

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17:11

'Weinstein level stuff': Former secret service agent had to protect women from Joe Biden "IndyWatch Feed World"

A former Secret Service agent assigned to the Vice President Joe Biden residence claims that the Service often had to protect female agents from him. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the agent asserted that, "We had to cancel the VP Christmas get together at the Vice President's house because Biden would grope all of our wives and girlfriend's asses." The annual party was for agents and Navy personnel who were tasked with protecting the Biden family. "He would mess with every single woman or teen. It was horrible," the agent said. According to the source, a Secret Service agent once got suspended for a week in 2009 for shoving Biden after he cupped his girlfriend's breast while the couple was taking a photo with him. The situation got so heated, the source told Cassandra Fairbanks, that others had to step in to prevent the agent from hitting the then-Vice President.

17:10

NYT reporter calls on Twitter to censor images of 'Creepy Uncle Joe' inappropriately touching women and children "IndyWatch Feed World"

In the wake of new reports about former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. having inappropriate contact with women and children, as well as a resurgence of videos and images of his conduct, Nicole Perlroth of The New York Times is calling on Twitter to "handle," or censor, the content. Perlroth, a cyber security reporter, tweeted the plea to her nearly 24,000 followers on Tuesday - to a less-than-warm reception. The tweet was retweeted only 16 times, while it received nearly 700 comments - most of which condemned her desire for censorship.

17:09

Cremated human remains in unearthed in China may belong to the Buddha "IndyWatch Feed World"

Cremated human remains found inside a ceramic box in Jingchuan County, China, might be those of the Buddha, though archeologists have not confirmed that. An inscription says the remains were buried June 22, 1013, and belong to the Buddha, who is said to have lived from 563 B.C. to 483 B.C. More than 260 Buddhist statues were found buried near the remains, but researchers are not certain they were buried at the same time since the inscription does not mention them. Researchers noted this isn't the first time remains of the Buddha - also known as Gautama Buddha or Siddhrtha Gautama - have purportedly been found.

17:04

Pathetic George Takei blames nonexistent 'Russian bots' for spread of sexual assault allegations against him, gets roasted on Twitter "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hollywood actor George Takei has blamed the spread of sexual assault allegations against him on Russian bots. "A friend sent me this. It is a chart of what Russian bots have been doing to amplify stories containing the allegations against me," Takei posted on Twitter, along with a picture of a trending topics chart featuring his name at the top. "It's clear they want to cow me into silence, but do not fear, friends. I won't succumb to that." "By way of background, when I criticized Putin's anti-LGBT policies publicly, Russian bots attacked my [Facebook] page relentlessly, and we had to develop special security measures and ban all traffic from within the Russian Federation and the Ukraine," he added in another post. "I am accustomed to their practices." Takei, a prominent anti-Trump, left-wing activist, has since deleted the posts.

17:03

Obama Rarely Prosecuted Criminals Who Sought To Buy Guns Illegally "IndyWatch Feed World"

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More than 100,000 convicted felons or other prohibited persons tried to buy guns each year during President Barack Obamas administration by lying on their applications, but the Justice Department only considered prosecuting about 30 to 40 people each year, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation.

The Obama administration may have publicly aligned itself with anti-gun activists, but it consistently turned a blind eye to prosecute known criminals who tried to buy guns.

A June 2016 Justice Department Inspector Generals report revealed that between 2008 and 2015 the U.S. Attorneys office considered prosecuting less than 32 people per year for lying on form 4473, the federal application to buy guns.

Surprisingly, the Obama administrations harshest critics are gun manufacturers themselves.

People could do what is called, lie and buy, explained Lawrence Keane, a senior vice president of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a nonprofit organization that represents gun manufacturers.

But very infrequently is anyone ever prosecuted. Whats the point of making it a crime if you dont enforce it? he asked in an interview with TheDCNF.

Its a long-standing problem. And it was certainly true over the last eight years where the Department of Justice did not prosecute people, he complained.

Daniel D. Roberts, who in 2009 was named Assistant Director of the FBIs Criminal Justice Information Services Division, confirmed that more than 100,000 criminals each year attempt to buy guns even though they have rap sheets.

When I was there, it was running around 100,000 a year of firearm purchasers that tried to go through to buy guns. I think its more than 100,000 now, he told TheDCNF in an interview. That should trigger a referral to the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for investigation for lying on the forms.

Two of every 10 gun denials referred to the ATF was sent to field offices for prosecution, a Justice Department report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics in 2013 and 2014 found. Eight of ten never faced prosecution, according to the report.

Roberts ran the FBIs National Instant Criminal Background...

17:01

Walloping of snow in Yellowknife, Canada sets a record "IndyWatch Feed World"

24.2 cms fell, beating the previous November record for one-day snowfall It's a winter wonderland in Yellowknife Wednesday, as the city cleans up after 24.2 centimetres of snow fell on Tuesday a record breaking amount. Dan Kulak, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, says Tuesday's system was the most snow that has fallen in one day in Yellowknife in the month of November. And, it might just be the most snowfall in one day ever recorded in the city. "A fair amount of snow happened in that one day there," Kulak said. "The observer at the Yellowknife airport did record over 24 centimetres of snow in the calendar day. That, at this point in time, does look like it is a new record."

17:00

Turmeric and Black Pepper: A Winning Combination "IndyWatch Feed World"

Turmeric and Black Pepper: A Winning Combination | tumeric-and-black-pepper | Natural Medicine Special Interests

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a spice held in high regard for its bountiful health properties and its culinary uses. Its a favorite herb of Ayurvedic and Chinese traditional medicine, and its therapeutic uses date back thousands of years. Numerous studies have found that turmeric root can have a significant positive effect on neurological, cardiovascular, metabolic, immune system, and cellular health. It may even help support your thyroid and promote longevity. Turmeric owes its many health-promoting qualities to curcumin, the natural compound that gives turmeric its rich golden color.[12]

The Trouble With Turmeric

For all its miraculous health benefits, turmeric does have one weakness. The golden spice has very low bioavailability. This means that your body can only use a very small portion of the turmeric you consume. As the absorption levels of curcumin are very low, your body cannot harness the full healing properties of the spice. Fortunately, there is a simple way to enhance bioavailability. Just add black pepper to unlock the full potential of turmeric.

Black Pepper Can Boost Bioavailability by 2000%

Black pepper (Piper...

17:00

Reminder: Pastors Were Into Being Creepy Pervs Way Before it Became Trendy in Hollywood "IndyWatch Feed World"

And they continue to be. Im partially mentioning this because I somehow ended up watching a Dateline NBC about that super skeez Mormon cult with my wife over the weekend. That guy didnt... The post Reminder: Pastors Were Into Being Creepy Pervs Way Before it Became Trendy in Hollywood appeared first on disinformation.

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16:47

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) "IndyWatch Feed World"

Background

The Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) is an independent entity established within the executive branch to address integrity, economy and effectiveness issues that transcend individual Government agencies and aid in the establishment of a professional, well-trained and highly skilled workforce in the Offices of Inspectors General.

Below, you will find agreements between the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the CIGIE.

You will also find details behind money exchanged between the agencies.

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16:47

Shallow 5.9 earthquake recorded near New Caledonia with numerous aftershocks "IndyWatch Feed World"

5.9 magnitude earthquake 62 km from Tadine, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia 2017-11-16 07:02:38 UTC USGS page: M 5.9 - 62km E of Tadine, New Caledonia USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist Reports from the public: 5 people 10 km depth

16:40

FDA chief seeking more regulatory power on kratom; warns about use for treating opioid addiction "IndyWatch Feed World"

Citing 36 deaths, the Food and Drug Administration chief warned consumers Tuesday not to use the herbal supplement kratom to ease opioid withdrawal and announce plans to step its regulatory oversight to combat the opioid epidemic. The FDA public health advisory on kratom follows the Drug Enforcement Administration's reversal or at least delay of plans to classify kratom as a controlled substance on the same level as heroin and LSD. FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb says the FDA plans to work with the DEA to determine how kratom should be classified. Kratom, a plant grown naturally in countries including Thailand and Malaysia, is widely sold in smoke shops and other locations as a powder that can be used in tea to slow the effects of opioid withdrawal. But it has addictive properties of its own, says a public health advisory related to the FDA's mounting concerns regarding risks associated with the use of kratom.

16:31

UN diplomat falls to his death from balcony after 'trust game' goes awry "IndyWatch Feed World"

A game of "trust" took a deadly turn for an Australian diplomat, who plunged to his death from his Manhattan balcony early Wednesday during a night of boozing with friends and his wife, police sources said. Julian Simpson, 30, fell from the seventh floor to a second-floor landing at the Clinton Street building where he lived on the Lower East Side around 1:35 a.m., the sources said. Simpson was playing a "trust game" with a male pal when he accidentally took the fatal fall, a source said. "I will prove it that you can trust me. Let's play the trust game," Simpson said to the 24-year-old man just moments before he slipped and fell, sources said.

16:30

To Create More Economic Dynamism, Empower Entrepreneurs Of Color "IndyWatch Feed World"

We are not starting enough new businesses to create enough jobs. Opening up opportunities to people systemically denied funding and support could help solve the problem.

This story reflects the views of the authors, but not necessarily the editorial position of Fast Company.

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16:30

Syrian Army, IRGC kickoff Albukamal offensive "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies kicked off their Albukamal offensive, today, after taking a short break to regroup in southeastern Deir Ezzor.

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Syrian Army Tiger forces defeaters of the evil ISIS

Backed by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Hezbollah, the Syrian Army attacked the Islamic States (ISIS) positions outside Albukamal in a bid to force the terrorist group to retreat from the northern axis of the city.

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16:26

Retired FBI Agent Accuses 9/11 Commission of Lying About Saudi Connections "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Sworn testimony from a former FBI investigator claims the 9/11 Commission lied to the American public regarding the relationship between the hijackers and Saudi Arabia.

The question over exactly what role the Saudi Kingdom played in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 is once again a hot topic. The Saudi Kingdom has long been suspected of financing the 9/11 hijackers. A fourteen-year-old lawsuit brought forth by the 9/11 Families and Survivors United for Justice Against Terrorism seeks to hold the Saudi Kingdom accountable for the attacks. Meanwhile, the Saudi government continues to deny any involvement and calls for the lawsuits dismissal.

Now, The Florida Bulldog reports that a new sworn statement from a former FBI agent has once again called attention to the involvement of the Saudi Kingdom. In a six-page statement provided as part of the lawsuit against Saudi Arabia, retired FBI agent Stephen K. Moore says the 9/11 Commission has provided the American public with incorrect statements regarding the FBIs investigation. Moore is a 25-year veteran of the FBI who retired in 2008. He also led the FBIs PENTTBOM, or Pentagon/Twin Towers Bombing Investigation, a 400-member task force responsible for investigating the 9/11 attacks.

Specifically, Moore disputed statements made by the 9/11 Commission regarding the FBIs investigation into two Saudi hijackers Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar, two of the five men accused of crashing American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon. Moores statements deal with Hazmi and al-Mihdhars connection to Saudi diplomat Fahad al-Thumairy and Omar al-Bayoumi.  Thumairy was an Imam at a Los Angeles mosque with extreme views while Bayoumi was a suspected agent of the Saudi government posing as a student.

I have read the statements in the 9/11 Commission report that we have not found evidence that Thumairy provided assistance to the two operatives (Hazmi and Mihdhar). In light of the proof assembled in our investigation this statement is incorrect. There was clearly evidence that Thumairy provided assistance to Hazmi and Mihdhar, Moore said in the statement.

Here are more excerpts of Moores statement as reported by The Florida Bulldog:

Based on evidence we gathered during the course of our investigation, I concluded that diplomatic and intelligence personnel of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia knowingly provided material support to the two 9/11 hijackers...

16:24

This Is Barbaric: Sen. Murphy Slams US for Contributing to Yemens Humanitarian Crisis "IndyWatch Feed World"

Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) blasted the U.S. government on Tuesday for enabling the humanitarian crisis thats underway in Yemenjust before the U.S.-backed Saudi coalition bombed the airport in the nations capitol of Sanaa, further blocking aid from getting to Yemeni civilians.

Showing pictures of children who are starving amid what U.N. officials have called the worst famine the world has seen in decades, Murphy told his Senate colleagues, This humanitarian catastrophethis famineis caused in part by the actions of the United States of America.

We have a responsibility to make sure that the coalition, of which we are a part, is not using starvation as a weapon of war, said Murphy. This is a stain on the conscience of our nation if we continue to remain silent.

The bombing of Sanaas airport is expected to worsen the impact of the Saudi blockade. The Saudis said this week that they plan to loosen the blockade but have yet to follow through. The coalition has closed many of Yemens ports to ostensibly prevent weapons-smuggling from Iran to the Houthi rebels who are fighting the Yemeni government forcesand civilians have suffered the consequences.

In addition the famine, Yemenis are also suffering from what Oxfam has called the worst cholera outbreak in history, with at least one million expected to be affected by the end of the year, including 600,000 children. The blockade has prevented desperately-needed sanitation supplies from getting to aid agencies, making it impossible to prevent new cases as the medical communityin which many doctors and nurses have been working without pay since much of the healthcare system has been shut downtries to treat those who are already sick.

In his speech on the Senate floor, Murphy added that the United States contributions to the Saudi coalition have made actions like the bombing of Sanaas airport possible.

It is U.S. refueling planes flying in the sky around Yemen that restock the Saudi fighter jets with fuel, allowing them to drop more ordnance, said...

16:23

Edward Snowden leave to remain in Russia extended for three years "IndyWatch Feed World"

Former US intelligence contractors Russian lawyer also says Snowden can apply for countrys citizenship from next year.

Edward Snowdens leave to remain in Russia has been extended for three years, his lawyer has said, as a Russian official said the whistleblower would not be extradited to the US even if relations improved under the incoming president, Donald Trump.

Snowdens Russian lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, told RIA Novosti news agency that the permit had been extended until 2020. He also said that as of next year, Snowden would have the right to apply for Russian citizenship.

Earlier on Wednesday, Maria Zakharova, a foreign ministry spokeswoman, wrote on Facebook that Snowdens right to stay had recently been extended by a couple of years. Her post came in response to a suggestion from the former acting CIA director Michael Morell that Vladimir Putin might hand over Snowden to the US, despite there being no extradition treaty between the countries.

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Putin: US orchestrated Russian doping scandal to sow social conflict inside Russia before 2018 election "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Russian police have formally demanded the extradition from the US of Gregory Rodchenkov, a former director of the anti-doping centre. Signs are emerging that there may be the influence of western intelligence involvement in his crimes. We aren't talking about James Bond style theatrics, but the all too real subtle influence and subterfuge reminiscent of the KGB's "active measures" employed during the First Cold War. In a remarkable statement on camera a few days ago, Putin said he believes the Olympic doping scandals are being orchestrated by the CIA. Specifically, he believes western corporate interests are lining up with governments to sow social conflict in Russia during the election season.

16:18

Heavy snowfall in Spring sweeps across South Africa; 30cm (1 foot) recorded "IndyWatch Feed World"

Over 30mm of snow fell on the Eastern Cape highlands last night while snowfalls are continuing throughout Thursday. Amy Vermeulen of Tiffindell Ski Resort said heavy snowfalls fell throughout the evening of November 15. "We had a whopping 30cm and the snow high in the mountains should last until the weekend for those avid snow-seekers wishing to make a snowman or throw some snowballs. The road to the resort is currently closed but is expected to be open later Thursday afternoon. "Around Tiffindell, the highest five passes in South Africa are also currently closed," Vermeulen said. Snow Report SA said it is expecting heavy falls in Lesotho and the Eastern Cape Drakensberg today, but only medium to light falls on the KZN Drakensberg, with a small possibly of snow settling in towns like Underberg and Himeville, and some flurries in the KZN Midlands which were unlikely to settle. There was little likely hood of snow on Van Reenen's Pass. Snow Report SA said light snow fell in at Clarens, in the Free State. and in Mooi River.

16:14

Pakistan pulls plug on dam deal over Chinas too strict conditions "IndyWatch Feed World"

Pakistan is to cancel a $14bn infrastructure agreement with China because it could not accept the strict conditions, local media reported.

16:12

Did Hillary Clinton sell weapons to ISIS? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Wiki Leaks CONFIRMS Hillary Sold Weapons to ISIS,

Arms dealer says Clinton and Obama accidentally gave guns to ISIS, Al Qaeda and Benghazi attackers.

An American arms dealer claims he was made a scapegoat for an Obama and Clinton-led 2011 plot to arm Libyan rebels that saw arms flowing to Al Qaeda, ISIS and the Benghazi attackers.

Marc Turi faced trial for illegally selling arms, but charges in the five-year, $10million case were dropped on October 5.

Thats because, he told Fox News, Democrats were worried about political blowback for Clinton if it emerged that the government had accidentally put weapons in the hands of Americas enemies.

I would say, 100 per cent, I was victimized, he told the channel, to somehow discredit me, to throw me under the bus, to do whatever it took to protect their next presidential candidate.

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Marc Turi (pictured) faced trial for allegedly selling arms to Libya in 2011 despite a UN ban. But he says he was scapegoated after Clinton stole his idea to circumvent ban and screwed up

Marc Turi (pictured) faced trial for allegedly selling arms to Libya in 2011 despite a UN ban. But he says he was scapegoated after Clinton stole his idea to circumvent ban and screwed up

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16:11

10 Compelling Reasons Why the Vegas Shooting Has Disappeared from Headlines "IndyWatch Feed World"

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With the 24/7 news cycle constantly in full swing, important stories at times get lost in the constant onslaught of non-stop information. The mainstream media gatekeepers essentially dictate what social and cultural memes are injected into the public consciousness, what topics are discussed, and which cases are given publicity and thoroughly investigated with journalistic rigor.

With such oligarchical control of the mass media the media gatekeepers of information decide what stories stay in the glare of the public spotlight, and which ones are allowed to fade from the headlines.

Without question, one would reasonably expect the most deadly mass shooting in recent American history, which took place in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017, to maintain a strong presence in the headlines especially given the lack of answers surrounding the case.

The scant information released by investigators indicates that Stephen Paddock, 64, who by all accounts was independently wealthy and a Vegas high-roller, opened fire on a music festival from a 32nd-floor hotel room at the Mandalay Bay Casino.

The massacre left 58 dead and 546 injured, yet one and a half months later and there are still few answers even to the most basic of questions.

Now, a month and a half later, there are few answers to the most deadly mass shooting in recent U.S. history and perhaps even more strange the case has been jettisoned from the 24/7 mainstream media cycle, despite the fact that the most basic of questions have yet to be answered.

One would assume that such a high-profile case would garner widespread interest from investigative teams across the spectrum of major broadcast mass media and cable news, and yet, there are no penetrating journalistic investigations delving into the many unanswered questions.

In fact, coverage and investigation into the highly dubious shooting are virtually non-existent outside of online alternative news media.

Here are the few facts that we know thus far, and they seem to raise more questions than answers:

1. The official timeline of the mass shooting has been changed at least three different times.

2. Paddock wired $100,000 to an account located in...

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16:03

(Video) President Trump's 11/15/2017 Speech After Returning from Asia "IndyWatch Feed World"



Published on Nov 15, 2017

President Trumps 11/15/2017 speech upon returning from his 10 day trip to Asia.

16:01

Chicagos Homeless Go Into Hiding as City Cracks Down on Tent Cities "IndyWatch Feed World"

As temperatures drop and the winter months near, the city of Chicago remains committed to ensuring homeless individuals are unable to erect Tent Cities in the Uptown area of the city near Lake Shore Drive. Authorities also contend the city has no obligation to offer alternative housing for homeless individuals.

The Chicago Police Department is prohibiting any protest tent encampments in Uptown and anyone who attempts to setup tents will be subject to arrest, as of September 19.

Such treatment of homeless people is typical of Alderman James Cappleman, whose ward includes Uptown. In his career as a politician, Cappleman has fought to ban low-rent cubicle hotels, introduced an ordinance to criminalize those at bus stops that are not waiting for buses, and ordered a Salvation Army food truck to stop providing food to homeless people. Cappleman also has overseen the loss of over 1,000 single-room occupancy units of affordable housing in the ward.

The actions of city officials have led to a federal lawsuit submitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. On behalf of Uptown Tent City Organizers (UTCO) and one of its members, Andy Thayer, the Uptown Peoples Law Center alleges the city of Chicago has violated their First, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendment rights by denying the group any venue to establish their protest encampment, arresting and threatening to arrest those that do so, and threatening to seize plaintiffs.

People are in hiding literally because the city has, subsequent to the evictions, tossed out peoples tents and tossed out peoples tarps and done it in a patently illegal fashion, Thayer told Shadowproof. Parks Department workers about a week or so ago came upon a place [in Lincoln Park] where people were staying. It was during park open hours and yet they confiscated peoples stuff and threw it into the trash, threw it into a garbage truck.

Thayer said people are hiding on private property. They are hiding on public ways. At 35th and Federal on the south side, where people were at the viaducts, the police threatened them with arrest. A similar incident happened at the Chicago River by Fullerton Avenue.

Uptowns homeless population accounts for nearly ten percen...

15:56

Uproar Over Trumps Comments About Putin "IndyWatch Feed World"

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At the Danang, Vietnam APEC summit, Trump and Putin met several times briefly, no formal meeting.

Putin told Trump that no Russian US election meddling occurred last year an indisputable fact!

Trump asked Putin about it, explaining (h)e said he absolutely did not meddle in our election. He did not do what they are saying he did.

I really believe that when he tells me that, he means itI think hes very insulted, if you want to know the truth.

Indeed! No Russian meddling occurred. No evidence suggests otherwise. The Big Lie continues anyway, along with endless witch-hunt congressional and special council investigations finding nothing because theres nothing to find.

Western media scoundrels went wild over Trumps remarks. Below are some of the many headlined stories:

New York Times: Trump Says Putin Means It About Not Meddling

Washington Post: Trump says Putin sincere in denial of Russian meddling

Wall Street Journal: Trump Tempers Skepticism on Russian Meddling

Los Angeles Times: Trump says Putin again denies meddling in 2016 election

Chicago Tribune: Trump blasts critics on Russia as haters

Philadelphia Inquirer: Questions about Russian meddling follow Trump to Asia

Boston Globe: Putin again denied meddling in the 2016 election, Trump says

CNN: Trump says he believes Putins election meddling denials

CNN: Trump downplays past skepticism of Russian election meddling

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15:50

Man killed by lightning near Durban, South Africa "IndyWatch Feed World"

A man was killed when he was struck by lightning in Verulam, north of Durban, on Wednesday afternoon - apparently the first victim of a storm that lashed KwaZulu-Natal. The lightning strike comes as inclement weather struck Durban and the surrounding areas. The South African Weather Service has forecast heavy rainfall and gusting winds in the region on Wednesday and leading into Thursday. Reaction Unit South Africa spokesman Prem Balram said that paramedics rushed to the R102 - a secondary road which runs between Durban and the North Coast - after they received a report from a motorist who witnessed the lightning strike shortly before 1pm. "A passing motorist witnessed a man on the side of the road being struck by lightning," he said. "Paramedics arrived to find a group of people had gathered on the bridge. The lifeless body of an unknown male was found lying on the pavement. Paramedics assessed the victim and found that he suffered burns to his body." Balram said that the man had not yet been identified.

15:48

Saudi Arabia seeks to kill the petrodollar with the Crown Prince's Vision 2030, says economist "IndyWatch Feed World"

The United States and Saudi Arabia are so interdependent that a rift would mean disaster for the petrodollar system and the greenback's reserve currency status, warns economist Brandon Smith. He is sure Riyadh is planning to ditch the dollar. "I believe the next phase of the global economic reset will begin in part with the breaking of petrodollar dominance. An important element of my analysis on the strategic shift away from the petrodollar has been the symbiosis between the US and Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has been the single most important key to the dollar remaining as the petrocurrency from the very beginning," Smith wrote in an article for his website Alt-market.com.

15:48

After Attacking Coconut Oil As Dangerous and Pushing Blood Pressure Drugs as the Solution, American Heart Association President Suffers a Heart Attack "IndyWatch Feed World"

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In what appears to be a clear case of irony, the president of the American Heart Association, John Warner, suffered what doctors say was a minor heart attack earlier this week after his organization advised Americans earlier this year to stop using butter in their foods and replace it with toxic, artery-clogging vegetable oils instead.

According to a published report on the AHA website, Warner himself a cardiologist (another irony) and CEO of UT Southwestern University Hospitals in Dallas is in stable condition after doctors inserted a stent into a blocked artery.

John wanted to reinforce that this incident underscores the important message that he left us with in his presidential address yesterday  that much progress has been made, but much remains to be done. Cardiac events can still happen anytime and anywhere, said Nancy Brown, chief executive officer of the AHA.

In that talk, Warner told a Scientific Sessions meeting where he gave his presidential address that there were no old men in his family, and that is due largely to heart disease.

I know this is also true in far too many other families, not just in the U.S., but around the world. I believe the people in this room have the power and even the duty to change that. Together, we can make sure old men and old women are regulars at family reunions, he said.

In other words, I look forward to a future where people have the exact opposite experience of my family, that children grow up surrounded by so many healthy, beloved, elderly relatives that they couldnt imagine life any other way.

Fair enough, and an admirable goal to be sure but then why would his organization make the recommendation to change from butter, which is natural, a healthy fat, and can even be organic, to a substance far less healthy with known ties to cardiac disease?

Could it be due to a major conflict of interest?

As we reported in June:

The AHA has long gone after healthy fats, and this time it even went so far as to say that coconut oil is bad for your heart. They would say that,...

15:45

AG Sessions vaguely recalls meeting with ex-Trump aide where Russia might have been mentioned, despite testimony "IndyWatch Feed World"

Jeff Sessions on Tuesday acknowledged a former aide to Donald's Trump presidential campaign informed him during the 2016 election about ties to Russian officials, appearing to contradict his own testimony to members of Congress during his confirmation hearing to become attorney general earlier this year. Testifying before the House judiciary committee, Sessions said he only recently recalled a meeting during the 2016 presidential election in which George Papadopoulos, a foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump's campaign, disclosed his contacts with Russians. The attorney general also said he did not remember talking to Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser to Trump who has said he told Sessions about a planned trip to Moscow.

15:44

New Alzheimers Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.

Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques structures that are responsible for memory loss and a decline in cognitive function in Alzheimers patients.

If a person has Alzheimers disease, its usually the result of a build-up of two types of lesions amyloid plaques, and neurofibrillary tangles. Amyloid plaques sit between the neurons and end up as dense clusters of beta-amyloid molecules, a sticky type of protein that clumps together and forms plaques.

15:44

FLASHBACK: Saudi Arabia 'destabilising Arab world', German intelligence warns in 'unusually blunt' memo "IndyWatch Feed World"

Saudi Arabia is at risk of becoming a major destabilising influence in the Arab world, German intelligence has warned. It is unusual for the BND spy agency to publicly release such a blunt assessment on a country that is considered an ally of the West. Germany has long-standing political and economic ties with Saudi Arabia Internal power struggles and the desire to emerge as the leading Arab power threaten to make the key Western ally a source of instability, according to the BND intelligence service. Comment: This was reported back in 2015 and nothing has really changed: Saudi Crown Prince 'hungry for war' and Trump seems perfectly 'eager to comply' "The current cautious diplomatic stance of senior members of the Saudi royal family will be replaced by an impulsive intervention policy," a BND memo widely distributed to the German press reads. The memo focuses particularly on the role of Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the 30-year-old son of King Salman who was recently appointed deputy crown prince and defence minister.

15:43

Whale washes up on Ipanema Beach, Brazil "IndyWatch Feed World"

A huge dead whale has washed up on a beach in Brazil as authorities warn holidaymakers to stay away from the decomposing animal. The 30-tonne whale is thought to have been dead for at least a week, before it arrived on Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro. The dead whale is releasing a bad smell and people have been warned to stay back. The animal's jaw has come away from the rest of its body and is due to be removed for further investigation in the next dew days.

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(Video) James Gilliland on the As You Wish Talk Radio -- November 11, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"



Published on Nov 15, 2017

James interviews 11/11 Weekend Guests who share their experiences both from this special weekend and other season events.

15:23

SpaceX Zuma launch: How and when to watch the mysterious payload blast off "IndyWatch Feed World"

SpaceX is launching a top-secret payload into space today, and while we cant know whats in it, we do get to watch it go up. Aside from the most basic facts (Falcon 9 rocket will deliver the Zuma spacecraft to low-Earth orbit) about the mission, Space X has kept mum about the launch, which is

SpaceX is launching a top-secret payload into space today, and while we cant know whats in it, we do get to watch it go up.

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15:17

Climate change and the German government "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 15 November 2017 German video is about a Greenpeace action on the river Rhine. Climate activists put a banner, saying [German Chancellor] Merkels dirty secret: coal on a ship transporting coal. Another banner admonished Ms Merkel to Action instead of hypocrisy.

From Radio France International, 16 November 2017:

Unfortunately, Mutti Merkels countrypersons are not doing well. Germany continues to burn heaps of coal and has no chance of meeting its target of reducing greenhouse gas emmissions by 40 percent of 1990 levels by the year 2020.

Germany gets 40 percent of its electricity from coal-burning power stations.

And even the German Green party admits that things wont get better even by 2030, the deadline they argued for during the recent election campaign.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Merkel refuses to set date to shut coal fired power plants

Thursday 16th November 2017

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel refused yesterday to commit to a deadline to shut down coal-burning power plants, despite demands by environmentalists as she addressed UN climate talks.

Speaking at the COP 23 climate summit in Bonn, Ms Merkel said there would be hard discussions between her Christian Democrats, the Greens and the liberal Free Democrats

which are talking about having a three-...

15:14

Saudis say Palestinian Abbas must endorse US plan or leave "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Saudi Arabias Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman has told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that he has to back Donald Trumps Israeli-Palestinian peace deal or resign.

According to Israeli sources Abbas was offered an ultimatum after he was summoned to Riyadh last week for a meeting with Bin Salman days after Us Presidential advisor Jared Kushner made an unannounced visit to the Saudi capital to meet the young crown prince. The two are reported to have thrashed out a plan in which Abbas seems to have had no say.

Riyadh had offered to normalise relations with Israel in 2002 on the condition that it agreed to the two-state formula, which more and more Israelis, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have rejected.

Its still not clear what peace deal has been offered to Abbas, but Palestinians will be concerned by Bin Salmans readiness to rally behind the US President who is described by close associates as the most pro-Israeli president in years. Trump is said to be drafting a deal put together by his son-in-law, Kushner, who is a strong advocate of Israel and his support for the country, say critics,  is odd even by American standards. Kushner has given money to Israeli settlements and his family are clos...

15:14

ZAP's Mid-Week Report -- November 16, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"

MID WEEK BY ZAP from "The Office of Poofness" 11-16-17

Zap Says


HI ALL

TODAY WAS AND STILL IS VERY INTENSE AND I APOLOGIZE FOR THE LATENESS OF THE MESSAGE. THE ACTIVITY RIGHT NOW IS QUITE STRONG, BUT VERY QUIET. LITTLE INFORMATION FLOW RIGHT NOW AS SECURITY TIGHTENS IN THIS LAST STAGE OF THE PROCESS.

WE ARE SEEING VERY STRONG SIGNS OF THE CHANGES. YESTERDAY THE ZIMBABWE GOVERNMENT INITIATED A CLEANUP, SO THEY SEQUESTERED THE PRESIDENT AND HIS WANNA-BE-LEADER WIFE, GUCCI GRACIE, AND STARTED ARRESTING THE CORRUPT OFFICIALS AND CRIMINAL ELEMENTS IN GOVERNMENT STARTING WITH THE FINANCE MINISTER. I WAS INFORMED THAT THIS IS PART AND PARCEL OF THE GLOBAL CLEANUP. ARRESTS ARE ONGOING GLOBALLY AND HOPEFULLY WILL FINISH REAL SOON AS IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE A CLEAR PATH TO PERFORM THE NEXT STEPS OF GETTING THE FUNDS INTO THE ECONOMIES. IT IS A NECESSARY PROCESS AND SENSITIVE AS IT IS ROBUST. IT WILL FINISH SUFFICIENTLY TO HAVE THE RESOURCE RELEASE OCCUR TO DO THE WORK AHEAD OF US. THIS IS IT AND THE TIME FOR ALL OF US TO BEGIN THE NEXT STEPS IN THIS STAGE.

WE HAVE TO PREPARE OURSELVES, GET STRUCTURED PROPERLY, BEGIN THE PROJECTS AND DO THIS PARADIGM SHIFT. IT IS DUE, WE ARE READY, AND PRETTY SKILLED AT DOING ANYTHING. FROM A SIMPLE COFFEE TABLE THAT TAKES MILLIONS IN MACHINERY AND MANUFACTURING TO A SPACE SHUTTLE, WE CAN DO PRETTY WELL ANYTHING AND THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DENY.

GIVEN THESE SKILLS, IT JUST MEANS THAT GIVEN THE RESOURCES, WE CAN CLEAN UP THIS PLANET, INSTALL THE NEW TECH WE NEED TO PROGRESS, AND ESTABLISH A VERY PROSPEROUS HUMANITY WORKING IN HARMONY SO WE CAN GO TO THE STARS. GOOD THOUGHT?

IN RESPECT OF THE GROUNDWORK FOR THIS KIND OF EFFORT, A COHESIVENESS NEEDED TO BE SOWN AMONGST THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD, AND DONALD TRUMP, THE CONSUMMATE CEO, CAME BACK AND AT 3:30 PM, DELIVERED HIS REPORT TO THE NATION ON HIS ASIAN TOUR.

JEDI TRUMP ACCOMPLISHED WHAT NO OTHER PRESIDENT COULD, OR WOULD. HE GOT THE NATIONS TOGETHER. IN ASIA, HE MET WITH ALL THE GLOBAL LEADERS WHO CAME TO VISIT HIM IN THE COUNTRIES HE VISITED, AND HAD SOME VERY GOOD AND VERY INTERESTING TALKS WITH THEM. THAT RIGHT THERE TELLS YOU THE REGARD HE IS HELD IN BY THE WORLD GOVERNMENTS. THE UNDERSTANDINGS REACHED AND RELATIONSHIPS BUILT WERE INCREDIBLE AND UNPRECEDENTED. HE DID A L...

15:11

#CreepyJoeBiden and Lady Gaga to Establish Sexual Assault Centres -#NewWorldNextWeek "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

Welcome to New World Next Week the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:

Story #1: EU Signs Defense Pact In Decades-Long Quest
http://reut.rs/2AJMVl2

NWNW Flashback: Juncker Proposes EU Military Headquarters (Sep. 15, 2016)
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15:10

The House just passed Donald Trumps tax code that primarily benefits the rich "IndyWatch Feed World"

Good news if youre a rich, jobless heir; bad news if youre a middle-scale earner: the U.S. House of Representatives just passed the sweeping tax code rewrite that was pushed very hard by President Trump. The proposed bill would slash $1.5 trillion, of which $1 trillion will benefit corporations and businesses.  This is just one hurdle,

Good news if youre a rich, jobless heir; bad news if youre a middle-scale earner: the U.S. House of Representatives just passed the sweeping tax code rewrite that was pushed very hard by President Trump. The proposed bill would slash $1.5 trillion, of which $1 trillion will benefit corporations and businesses

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15:05

Steve Beckow -- Putting the Universal Laws in Context: Part 1/2 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Putting the Universal Laws in Context Part 1/2

November 15, 2017

Source: Golden Age of Gaia | By Steve Beckow



Sanat Kumara accepted my request to provide us with a philosophical introduction to the Universal Laws, in two parts.

Linda Dillon will be offering a course in the Universal Laws early in the New Year.

And I expect us to be in a position to be considering how we build in the next phase of things (and of course Ive only been wrong in every other prediction Ive made).

How we build, how we align co-operatively with each other is, in my view, through the use of the universal laws.

Airs every second Thursday at 4pm PT/7pm ET
http://inlightuniversal.com/There is no call-in number

Of the thirteen laws selected for our Ascension needs, Raj said:

This package of thirteen laws is coherent and it gives you everything you need to know about how to create. This is your guidebook, your handbook.

It is a very practical tool, not intended to be esoteric or decorative or sit on a shelf, a body of knowledge, [to help you] go and bring forth what is in alignment with what the Mother desires.

We took as our practical example of applying universal law in global society the work of restoring gender equality. He walked us through the use of the Universal Laws there.

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15:01

Now Just FIVE Men Own Almost as Much Wealth as Half the Worlds Population "IndyWatch Feed World"

November 17th, 2017 By Paul Buchheit Guest writer for Wake Up World Last year it was 8 men, then down to 6, and now its around 5. The super-rich are absconding with our wealth, and the plague of inequality continues to grow. An analysis of 2016 data found that the poorest five deciles of the world population own about $410 billion in total []

15:00

How Millennials Are Trying To Revive The Labor Movement "IndyWatch Feed World"

Just as enthusiasm for collective bargaining grows, labors political power and influence wane toward a historic nadir.

Capital & Main is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political, and social issues.

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Study Shows Placebo is Effective Even When Patients are Aware of It "IndyWatch Feed World"

Last year, a study was released by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. It was but one of the many efforts conducted in a partnership between BIDMC and Harvard Medical School, through their Program in Placebo Studies & Therapeutic Encounter (PiPS), which was established in 2011.

Their official statement and analysis can be read here.

The longstanding theory behind the so-called placebo effect is that this effect only can take place when a patient is unaware of the placebos true efficacy (i.e. that it does not work).

However, theologians, metaphysicists and philosophers throughout history have long considered the deeper implications behind the observable mechanisms of the placebo.


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14:57

Toxic Smog in New Delhi Leaves Residents Coughing and Demanding Action "IndyWatch Feed World"

(GV)  Over the last few days, Indias political capital, New Delhi, has witnessed toxic smog engulf the city, threatening a break-out of major respiratory ailments.

In response, the government has shut down schools and declared a public health emergency, but criticism is building that authorities arent doing enough to solve the situation.

There have been increasing instances of smog engulfing many parts of North India just before the winter in recent years. 2017, however, has seen the problem worsen dramatically. The photos below, uploaded by Twitter user @gandabherunda, illustrates how thick the smog was at the end of October.

According to the US Embassy air pollution tracker in New Delhi, the levels of PM2.5 (fine particulate matter) reached 703 on November 7, 2017, which is far above 300, the mark when air is deemed as hazardous. The World Health Organization says sustained exposure to high levels of PM 2.5 can cause respiratory diseases, inflammation of the lungs, and even heart problems.

To compare, New Delhis smog beats Beijings infamous pollution, according to reports, as the carcinogenic pollutants in the citys air are ten times the reading in the Chinese capital.

Delhi has become a gas chamber

The capitals chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, took to social media, terming th...

14:53

(Video) #WeDoNotConsent -- U.S. Military Caught Spraying Chemicals on Americans "IndyWatch Feed World"



Published on Nov 15, 2017

Everyone is concerned about the "chemical drill" planned for Oklahoma when they are and have been and will continue to spray us with whatever they want, whenever they want. #wedonotconsent

14:50

Bezos Cashes in on Lobbying Washington With Amazons $53 Billion Deal to Supply Pentagon "IndyWatch Feed World"

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2018, in addition to including passages involving regime change in Venezuela and exorbitant expenditures on the maintenance and expansion of American empire, continues to surprise: its latest draft includes a measure that will cement a multi-billion dollar deal between the Department of Defense (DOD) and the U.S. mega-corporation Amazon, run by the worlds richest man, Jeff Bezos.

If the NDAA is approved in its current form, which is highly likely according to experts, Bezos Amazon sets to gain $53 billion in revenue by becoming the chief supplier of an array of goods to the Department of Defense. The deal is laid out in a section titled Procurement Through Commercial E-Commerce Portals, in which the DOD would be required to purchase commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products such as office supplies from e-commerce portals dominated by Amazon.

Though congressmen including the NDAAs author, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) have asserted that there will be healthy competition among such portals, Amazons massive advantages in these markets are clear, particularly given how Amazon often overtakes markets on its own free market platform by edging out third-party vendors.

14:50

Baby killer who punched newborn daughter to death is found dead in his cell "IndyWatch Feed World"

A father who killed his daughter because she wouldn't stop crying has been found dead in his cell after apparently being murdered by another inmate. Liam Deane, 22, was jailed a month ago after pleading guilty to punching two-day-old Luna in the face causing fatal injuries. He was found dead in his cell at HMP Leeds on Sunday and another inmate, John Westland, 28, has been charged with murder.

14:50

US General to Congress: US Would Struggle to Win War Against North Korea "IndyWatch Feed World"

Earlier this month, the Pentagon offered scant details to a group of concerned lawmakers regarding its assessment of casualties that could result from a military conflict with North Korea. However, last week, the Pentagons assessment was repudiated by one of its own, when retired Lt. General Jan-Marc Jouas penned a letter with a different take to the same group of lawmakers.

In detailing his views on the potential outcomes of a conflict on the Korean peninsula, Jouas the former deputy commander of U.S. Forces Korea painted a decidedly troubling picture for Representatives Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL). While some government officials had previously warned that the death toll in South Koreas capital, Seoul, could reach the tens of thousands within minutes, Jouas in addition to noting this near-certitude also stated that the U.S. military would be woefully unprepared to take on North Korean forces within their own territory in spite of the U.S. technological advantage.

The retired general asserted that U.S. forces stationed in South Korea, totaling around 30,000, would struggle to effectively attack the North Korean army, due to a stark disadvantage in numbers. Jouas writes that the 28,500 U.S. Armed Forces personnel in South Korea are vastly outnumbered by North Korean forces, as well as ROK [South Korean] forces that will conduct the overwhelming majority of the fighting. North Korea has claimed that its already sizable armed forces have been recently bolstered by nearly 5 million new volunteers.

Jouas once deeply involved in developing plans to counter potential attacks on South Korea by the North also notes that, unlike in previous conflicts, the U.S. would be unable to amass its forces prior to engagement, as it could take days to months [for U.S. soldiers] to arrive in theater [of war]. The upshot would be that any operation could get off to a rocky start that would in the meantime place the 25 million inhabitants of Seoul in grave danger. This vulnerability, along with North Koreas conventional or chemical weapons, would inevitably result in an enormous casualty and evacuee crisis, one that would include over a hundred thousand non-combatant Americans.


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14:37

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease increases risk of liver, colorectal, and breast cancers "IndyWatch Feed World"

Amsterdam, November 14, 2017 - Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the more common chronic liver diseases worldwide. It is associated with metabolic syndrome (i.e. insulin resistance and diabetes) and predisposes to cardiovascular disease. In a new study published in the Journal of Hepatology, researchers identified links not only between NAFLD and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), which have been well established, but also to cancers outside the liver, including colorectal and breast cancer. Comment: The association with insulin resistance and diabetes is telling: Fatty Liver and Foie Gras: When humans are forced-fed sugar "NAFLD is a very important multisystem disease to which much attention should be paid," explained lead author Gi-Ae Kim, of the Health Screening and Promotion Center, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan, College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea. "Despite its strong relationship with HCC development, little attention has been paid to the association of NAFLD with the development of other extrahepatic cancers. Our study presents statistical evidence that NAFLD is associated with extrahepatic cancers. We hope this study will raise awareness of the increased cancer potential that NAFLD might have."

14:35

Caracas Mayor's Race: Chavista Candidates Challenge PSUV to Democratize Revolution "IndyWatch Feed World"

The upcoming mayoral elections have opened a space for social movements and smaller leftist parties to contest the hegemony of the PSUV, reigniting long muted debates about inner-movement democracy and socialist strategy.

14:23

Greece: At least 14 dead after 'Biblical' flash floods and rain continues to fall (PHOTO, VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed World"

Greece has declared a day of national mourning after flash floods left at least 14 people dead. Roads turned into raging torrents of mud and debris, with drivers scrambling out as their cars were washed away. Many of the dead were elderly people found inside their homes. 'Everything is lost. The disaster is biblical,' Mandra Mayor Yianna Krikouki told state broadcaster ERT.

14:16

Airbnb just bought Accomable to reach more travelers with disabilities "IndyWatch Feed World"

Airbnb is making changes to its platform in order to better service disabled tourists. The company has acquired Accomable, which surfaces agreeable accommodations for those who have additional requirements for their stay. Airbnb says it will gradually incorporate Accomables listings into its platform. The company has also created an accessibility needs checklist for those renting

Airbnb is making changes to its platform in order to better service disabled tourists. The company has acquired Accomable, which surfaces agreeable accommodations for those who have additional requirements for their stay.

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14:13

The Battle And Future Of Bitcoin In Jeopardy "IndyWatch Feed World"

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In this video, Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange gives you the latest breaking news on the battle for the future of bitcoin with many key figures and developers clashing over seqwit2x BTC and bitcoin cash. We talk to entrepreneur and cryptocurrency expert Jeff Berwick about this matter and its bigger ramifications.

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14:02

The mysterious case of Stitch Fixs missing cofounder "IndyWatch Feed World"

Stitch Fix, the six-year-old personal styling service, is planning to go public this week at a valuation as high as $2 billion. The company has been lauded for generating nearly $1 billion in revenue, achieving several years of profitability, and only taking $42.5 million in venture funding. Much of this success has been attributed to

Stitch Fix, the six-year-old personal styling service, is planning to go public this week at a valuation as high as $2 billion. The company has been lauded for generating nearly $1 billion in revenue, achieving several years of profitability, and only taking $42.5 million in venture funding. Much of this success has been attributed to CEO Katrina Lake. On the Stitch Fix website, Lake is described as the companys sole founder, and Lake is generally the public face of the brand in the media.

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14:00

Yoda: White & Poor Why Deplorables Are Pissed Off. "IndyWatch Feed World"

My travels in white America a land of anxiety, division and pockets of pain

This summer, took a trip from Maine to Mississippi to find out what has brought the US to this point. From the forgotten poor to desperate addicts, their whiteness is all some of them have left and that makes fertile ground for the far right

13:49

World On Edge During Latest Major Political Storm "IndyWatch Feed World"

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In this video, Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange gives you the latest breaking news on Trumps latest moves, major geopolitical storms brewing, tree-hugging hippies getting screwed by the state as well as all the other important news that happened this week.

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13:45

The Truth About Why Saudi Arabia And Israel Are Really Working Together "IndyWatch Feed World"

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed)  Despite Saudi Arabias tough rhetoric and brutal assault against its neighbor, Yemen (the poorest country in the region), the unfortunate reality is that Saudi Arabia is not the strongman it has hopelessly painted itself to be. This isnt conjecture or an attempt to needlessly bolster and promote regional rivals such as Iran, as has become the trend among anti-imperialist commentators.
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13:45

Robert Parry: Jonathan Cook on Israel Lobby Being Dragged Into the Light (From Under Their Rock!) UK Case Study "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Israel Lobby is Slowly Being Dragged Into the Light

by Jonathan Cook

The Israel lobbys strength in western capitals has depended precisely on its ability to remain out of view. Simply to talk about the lobby risks being accused of perpetuating anti-Semitic tropes of Jewish cabals.

What is special about the Israel lobby in the US an amalgam of hawkish Jewish leadership organisations and messianic Christian evangelicals is the fear it exploits to silence critics. No one wants to be labelled an anti-Semite.

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Americas Righteous Russia-gate Censorship

See Also:

Steele, Robert, How The Deep State Controls Social Media and Digitally Assassinates Critics: #GoogleGestapo Censorship & Crowd-Stalking Made Easy, American Herald Tribune, November 7, 2017.

13:40

50,000 Children Will Die by the End of the Year in Yemen, Aid Group Warns "IndyWatch Feed World"

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(MEMO)  Disease and famine struck Yemen will see some 50,000 Yemeni children dead by the end of the year, NGO Save the Children told the Telegraph.
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Mitch McConnell calls for ethics investigation after Al Franken groping accusations "IndyWatch Feed World"

Yep, #HimToo. Senator Al Franken has been accused of groping a woman during a USO Tour back in 2006. TV host, sports broadcaster, and former model Leeann Tweeden wrote her account for KABC News, accusing then-comedian Franken of groping her without her consent, and she brought the receipts. Tweeden and Franken were working on a

Yep, #HimToo. Senator Al Franken has been accused of groping a woman during a USO Tour back in 2006. TV host, sports broadcaster, and former model Leeann Tweeden wrote her account for KABC News, accusing then-comedian Franken of groping her without her consent, and she brought the receipts.

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13:36

Woman solves mystery of who left flowers at her 12-year-old brother's grave for nearly 70 years "IndyWatch Feed World"

A mystery man who left flowers at a 12-year-old boy scout's grave for nearly 70 years has been revealed to be a childhood friend who was with him just before he died. Ronald Seymour-Westborough, 84, has been visiting the grave of Karl Sharp, who died in 1947 on a Scouting trip, since he was 18 years-old. He had been on the same trip and shared a tent with him on the night he died. Karl's sister Ann Kear has been trying to find out who the person who still remembered her brother is for several years after noticing flowers and poems left at his final resting place near Cheltenham. She told the BBC it was "brilliant" to discover who was responsible it was Mr Seymour-Westborough from Gloucester.

13:30

Jonas Alexis: The Khazarian Mafia in Hollywood Ethics? We Dont Need No Stinkin Ethics "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Khazarian Mafia in Hollywood

If you walk into the film industry and start interviewing people like Eli Roth, you will almost certainly hear incredible and bizarre things. Roth would tell you that he aspires to fu$k up an entire generation[1] through movies.

Abrams declared elsewhere that Jewish involvement in porn is actually is the result of an atavistic hatred of Christian authority: they are trying to weaken the dominant culture in America by moral subversion.[5]

13:26

Cop caught on video THREE times killing & beating unarmed & innocent people, city foots the bill and he keeps his job "IndyWatch Feed World"

Last week, the taxpayers of Austin, Texas were forced-for their third time-to pay for the violent actions of officer Eric Copeland of the APD. City council members approved a six-figure settlement to be given to one of many of Copeland's victims. This officer's abuse is so rampant that it has been captured on video a whopping three times. The latest case, which cost the taxpayers $150,000, stems from the arrest of Adrian Aguado, 20, who Copeland tasered for no reason and broke his nose.

13:17

The Rent is too Damn High! the development of the first Romanian tenants association "IndyWatch Feed World"

An announcement for the opening of the Tenants Association of Cluj, April 2017.

Note from the LeftEast editors: this piece has been published in cooperation with the Serbo-Croatian web portal Bilten.

The title of this text has a long history, originating with the tenants movement in New York City that was tackling the problem of unaffordable rent. I use this phrase because this is the exact feeling that a growing proportion of people living in Cluj-Napoca have when it comes to mounting rental prices in their community. Over the course of the last years, rents have skyrocketed in Romanias second largest city, making it the most expensive city in the country, surpassing even the capital Bucharest.

Hence, students and low-income workers (the bulk of Clujs workforce) find it harder and harder to live in and afford this city. There is this idea that Cluj is a regional creative and innovation hub, yet almost 80% of its workforce earns less than the medium salary and up to 25% work on the minimum salary. Households earning two medium salaries would spend around 40% of their earnings on rent, while households earning the minimal wage would pay up to 80% of what they earn on rent.

For this reason, a group of people, mostly tenants, have organized the countrys first tenants association called the Tenants Association of Cluj (for more information click here). This idea of course is not new, not even for Romania, to our knowledge similar organizations existed in the inter-war period, but it is important to note that contrary to the situation in other countries, there is no possibility to legally have a tenants organization. Yet, before going into more details about this initiative I will try to describe the structural factors that led to this situation in Romanias housing and rental market.

Romanias Housing and Rental Market

Even though this is not the place to develop a lengthy analysis of the housing/rental situation in Romania, some aspects that pertain to the long transition from state socialism to market capitalism need to be brought up in order to better understand the housing situation and subsequently the market dynamics shaping rental prices. Thus, we begin with the fact that Romania is ranked first in Europe when it comes to homeownership, this being the case for the overwhelming majority of t...

13:17

He would have a "very hard time": Pedophile dwarf avoids prison time "IndyWatch Feed World"

A pedophile dwarf who groomed two minors through Facebook has avoided going to prison because he would have a "very hard time." Bryan Anthony Bowen, 26, had asked the girls for naked photos and sex. Bowen, of Welshpool, Powys, contacted the children, aged 13 and 15, online. In one message to the older girl, he wrote: "I will f*** you for your birthday present," Mold Crown Court heard. When police searched his laptop, they found he had told the 13-year old that she was "fit as f***."

13:13

The Oath bloodbath continues: 560 people are being laid off "IndyWatch Feed World"

Following Verizons acquisition of Yahoo, sweeping cuts have been hitting the newly formed Oathwhich represents Yahoo and AOL. Today, Digiday reports that 560 people are being axed, which equals nearly 4% of the entire Oath workforce. This compounds with earlier layoffs in the face of the merger. Earlier this year, CEO Tim Armstrong said that

Following Verizons acquisition of Yahoo, sweeping cuts have been hitting the newly formed Oathwhich represents Yahoo and AOL. Today, Digiday reports that 560 people are being axed, which equals nearly 4% of the entire Oath workforce. This compounds with earlier layoffs in the face of the merger. Earlier this year, CEO Tim Armstrong said that Oath was cutting 2,100 jobs.

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13:08

Top 10 most expensive works of art sold at auction - Pictures "IndyWatch Feed World"

Salvator Mundi, the long-lost Leonardo da Vinci painting of Jesus Christ has sold at Christie's in New York for $450.3m, shattering the world record for any work of art sold at auction. Here are the other nine most expensive works to go under the hammer

13:05

Fruit With Alternative Beauty "IndyWatch Feed World"

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And now for something completely different:

Morrisons to sell wonky pomegranates to meet rising demand

Fruit will come in different sizes and have blemishes but will cost 30p, compared to average 74p in UK supermarkets

A UK supermarket is to be the first to sell misshapen or wonkypomegranates, in order to keep prices down in the face of surging demand from consumers.

Packs of four will be sold in Morrisons for 1.20 equivalent to 30p per fruit when the average price of a pomegranate in UK supermarkets is 74p.

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13:03

Groups urge IBM not to use AI to help Trump deport immigrants "IndyWatch Feed World"

Back in July, representatives for IBM attended an informational session that discussed developing technology for vetting immigrants, hosted by immigration enforcement officials from the Trump administration, Reuters reports. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is reportedly looking into ways to use machine learning technology and social media monitoring to identify people for visa denialand to select people for deportation

Back in July, representatives for IBM attended an informational session that discussed developing technology for vetting immigrants, hosted by immigration enforcement officials from the Trump administration, Reuters reports.

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13:01

Edward Herman, co-author of Manufacturing Consent dead at 92 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Edward Herman, the co-author (with Noam Chomsky) of Manufacturing Consent, has died. He was 92. His work has never been more relevant. Manufacturing Consent was a kind of bible of media criticism for a generation of dissident thinkers. The book described with great clarity how the system of private commercial media in America cooperates with state power to generate propaganda.

13:00

How To Say No To Work Events And Still Be Considered A Team Player "IndyWatch Feed World"

You dont have to attend every office happy hour, but you should be strategic about the ones you dont.

Thanks to a huge push in how employers recruit and retain talented employees, company culture events are on the rise in every workplace. And while some of those events and perks are impressive, weve all witnessed a professional development or team-building event that was more eye-roll worthy than Instagram-worthy.

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13:00

Research Finds Popular Coffee Maker That is FULL of Bacteria & Mold "IndyWatch Feed World"

Attention coffee drinkers: your Keurig coffee machine might be making you sick.

Local CBS news affiliates have reported that Keurig machines are often a disgusting bacteria breeding ground.

According to recent tests performed by CBS stations in Pittsburgh, Dallas, and Chicago, Keurig coffee machines came back with findings of E. coli, staphylococcus, streptococcus and pseudomonas aeruginosa and other bacteria festering inside.

The news outlets swabbed various parts of 29 Keurig coffee makers and sent samples to a lab to be analyzed. More than half of the machines came back with bacteria counts in the millions, according to CBS Pittsburgh.


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12:58

Congresswoman: Victims of congressional sexual harassment must sign NDA and cannot be represented by counsel "IndyWatch Feed World"

As a host of sexual assault allegations target major actors, producers and directors in Hollywood, several politicians are also being called out, and one congresswoman has claimed that the U.S. House of Representatives alone has spent $15 million in taxpayer funds to settle sexual misconduct lawsuits in the last decade. The claim was made by Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democrat from California, during an interview on Meet the Press Daily with MSNBC's Chuck Todd. When asked about the process sexual assault victims currently have to go through, Speier noted that they have to start by promising to stay silent. "We really need to reform the entire Office of Compliance process," Speier said. "Right now it takes about 90 days for you to file a complaint, and before actually going through the mediation, you have to sign a non-disclosure agreement and then you are not represented by counsel, but the harasser is represented by the House of Representatives general counsel." In many cases, as was seen with Harvey Weinstein, when ultra-rich and powerful individuals are accused of sexual assault, they respond by paying large sums of money to their victims, in exchange for an iron-clad, non-disclosure agreement.

12:42

Ukrainian politician admits to supporting terrorists in Russian Caucasus "IndyWatch Feed World"

The People's Deputy of Ukraine, Igor Mosiychuk, stated that "Ukrainians must transfer the war to the territory of Russia" on his social media. "Our goal is to raise the armed anti-Russian uprising in Ichkeria and other regions of the Caucasus occupied by Muscovy, than to open a second front in the war with the Russian Federation. The Kremlin will not be able to fight on two fronts and this will greatly accelerate our Ukrainian victory in the national liberation war in the east. It is after the restoration of the independence of Ichkeria and the liberation of the whole Caucasus from the Moscow occupation, that Kremlin imperialism dies, which is now waging war against Ukraine. We Ukrainians, for the sake of victory, for the sake of our children's future, are obliged to transfer the war to the territory of the aggressor country of the Russian Federation." - wrote Mosiychuk.

12:40

Cambodia 'descending into outright dictatorship' "IndyWatch Feed World"

The dissolution of Cambodias opposition party is a tragedy and the country is descending into outright dictatorship, says a natural resource NGO.

12:38

20 years too late, Vox columnist admits Bill Clinton should have resigned over sex scandals "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Democrats aimed at Roy Moore, but Bill Clinton was standing in their way. So Bill Clinton is now a smoldering husk of humanity. After Hillary Clinton's presidential loss, it became both convenient and useful to discard her alleged sexual predator spouse - a man the media feted repeatedly last year as a halcyon of decency. Now, Bill could safely be relegated to the semen-stained ashbin of history. And so Bill Clinton has become the Barry Bonds of politics: a once-celebrated superhero, now disgraced. This week, a New York Times columnist said she believed Juanita Broaddrick, who first accused Clinton of rape some 25 years ago; The Atlantic also ran a better think piece talking about Clinton's status as a suspected predator.

12:34

Tackling 'fake news'? Start by avoiding the term 'fake news' "IndyWatch Feed World"

The first steep in tackling 'fake news' is to avoid using the term, says a Unesco official.

12:33

Snowflake Hillary: Calls for investigation into me, 'personally offensive' - It would be 'abuse of power' like in a dictatorship (video) "IndyWatch Feed World"

During an interview with Mother Jones released on Wednesday, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton slammed Attorney General Jeff Sessions considering a special counsel to investigate her and President Trump urging the Department of Justice to investigate her as an abuse and that an investigation would be something that resembles the way things are done in a dictatorship. Hillary said, "I regret deeply that this appears to be the politicization of the Justice Department and our justice system. This Uranium One story has been debunked countless times by members of the press, by independent experts. It is nothing but a false charge that the Trump administration is trying to drum up in order to avoid attention being directed at them. I mean, even Trey Gowdy, somebody who's hardly a fan of mine, said that there doesn't seem to be the basis for a special counsel. Of course, there isn't." She continued that it is "personally offensive that they would do this. But taking myself out of it, this is such an abuse of power, and it goes right at the rule of law. ... And if they sent a signal that we're going to be like some dictatorship, some authoritarian regime, where political opponents are going to be unfairly, fraudulently investigated, that rips at the fabric of the contract we have that we can trust our justice system."

12:25

Boycott products from states with dirty energy "IndyWatch Feed World"

Consumer pressure could encourage regions to switch from fossil fuels to cleaner sources of electricity.

12:18

Gowdy cops out: Haven't met threshold for appointing special counsel to investigate Clinton "IndyWatch Feed World"

On Wednesday's broadcast of the Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom," House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chair and House Judiciary Committee member Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) argued that the threshold for appointing a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton hasn't been reached, and the needed investigations into Clinton can be done without one.

12:15

6 Democrats introduce 5 Articles of Impeachment against President Trump "IndyWatch Feed World"

A sextet of House Democrats introduced five articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump today - from obstruction of justice for interfering in the Russia investigation to making charges of fake news against the media from the bully pulpit. "Article II Section IV of the Constitution of the United States of America was drafted for a time such as this and a president such as Trump," Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, told reporters at a news conference at the Capitol today. "This president has committed misdeeds that merit impeachment."

12:09

Your pill spies on you "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

by Jon Rappoport

November 15, 2017

Source: NY Times, 11/13, First Digital Pill Approved to Worries About Biomedical Big Brother.

Heres the new equation: A medicine is a pill is a sensor that reports when you took the pill. Read More

12:07

Bad French mammal news "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 2015 video is called Mammals of metropolitan France.

From Radio France International, 16 November 2017:

Bats, bears, wolves endangered

Which brings me to the other, contrasting, story in Le Monde.

This is the bad news.

It turns out that one-third of French mammal species are at risk of disappearing. Things were poor when the first scientific census was carried out in 2009. But theyve gotten considerably worse since.

Of the 125 species of mammals living in France, one-third are either in grave danger or vulnerable.

Bats, bears, wolves and lynx are among the threatened beasts.

Pollution, intensive agriculture and pesticides are the main killers, with climate change putting additional pressure on species already finding it difficult to share the countryside with Homo sapiens.

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12:07

Venezuela rejects sanctions of the Council of the European Union (Repblica Bolivariana de Venezuela) "IndyWatch Feed World"

16/11/2017 - Venezuela repudiates decision of the Council of the European Union that seeks to impose sanctions against the People of Venezuela The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela strongly rejects the decision ...

12:03

'The Atlantic' commits journalistic malpractice by selectively editing WikiLeaks DMs "IndyWatch Feed World"

Everyone was buzzing about the shocking, bombshell new report by The Atlantic yesterday, which revealed that Donald Trump Jr. and the WikiLeaks Twitter account had engaged in a "largely one-sided" conversation in private messages over the course of several months. Don Jr. actually comes off looking fairly normal in the report, while WikiLeaks comes off looking weird and sleazy in a way that will likely damage its reputation even further than the mainstream media campaign to smear the outlet already has. WikiLeaks is seen asking for favors Trump never fulfilled, making recommendations Trump Jr. didn't act upon, and asking for leaks Trump Jr. never gave them, which when you step back and think about it are actually fairly normal things for a leak outlet to do, all things considered. But the following passage from the Atlantic report makes the whole thing look far darker: It is the third reason, though, Wikileaks wrote, that "is the real kicker." "If we publish them it will dramatically improve the perception of our impartiality," Wikileaks explained. "That means that the vast amount of stuff that we are publishing on Clinton will have much higher impact, because it won't be perceived as coming from a 'pro-Trump' 'pro-Russia' source."

12:00

Cell Massages To Cryotherapy: Inside The Biohacking Gym Of The Future "IndyWatch Feed World"

Bulletproof founder Dave Asprey created a human upgrade center, where for around $500 a month, you can try an array of gadgets instead of working out.

Walk past the enclosed single-person metal pods lining the  entrance to Bulletproof Labs, the new health and fitness center from Bulletproof founder Dave Asprey, and the first thing youll likely notice is the group of people, seated in leather lounge chairs, quietly flipping through magazines while receiving IV nutrient infusion drips.

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11:59

Theft: US-backed SDF forces seize second largest oil field in Deir Ezzor "IndyWatch Feed World"

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) - The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have seized the second largest oil field in the Deir Ezzor Governorate, the official Twitter account for the group announced on Tuesday. According to the group, the Deir Ezzor Military Council took control of the Al-Tanak Oil Field in rural Deir Ezzor after expelling the Islamic State (ISIS) elements from the area. As a result of this advance, the Syrian Democratic Forces now control two of the largest oil field in Deir Ezzor. Previously, the Syrian Democratic Forces seized the Al-'Umar Oil Field after the Islamic State's complete withdrawal from this area along the eastern bank of the Euphrates River.

Blatant collusion: ISIS hands off second-largest oil field in Deir Ezzor to US-backed SDF forces "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have seized the second largest oil field in the Deir Ezzor Governorate, the official Twitter account for the group announced on Tuesday. Comment: However, according to Fars News Agency: The ISIL terrorist group has handed over Syria's second largest oilfield in Deir Ezzur province to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) within the framework of an agreement, dissident-affiliated websites reported on Tuesday. According to the group, the Deir Ezzor Military Council took control of the Al-Tanak Oil Field in rural Deir Ezzor after expelling the Islamic State (ISIS) elements from the area. Comment: It was less an act of 'expelling' and more like 'waving off'. As a result of this advance, the Syrian Democratic Forces now control two of the largest oil field in Deir Ezzor. Previously, the Syrian Democratic Forces seized the Al-Umar Oil Field after the Islamic State's complete withdrawal from this area along the eastern bank of the Euphrates River.

11:50

Monsanto sues California over glyphosate cancer warnings "IndyWatch Feed World"

Agrochemical giant Monsanto and US farm groups are suing California to stop the state from issuing cancer warnings on the company's herbicide glyphosate, which farmers use on genetically engineered crops. California has added glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto's herbicide Roundup, to a list of cancer-causing chemicals. The state acted after the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) recently ruled glyphosate a carcinogen. IARC said that along with other Monsanto chemicals Roundup could cause Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, autism, and cancer. In the lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in California, Monsanto and groups representing corn, soy, and wheat farmers rejected that glyphosate causes cancer. They said the state's requirement for warnings would force sellers of products containing the chemical to spread false information. "Such warnings would equate to compelled false speech, directly violate the First Amendment, and generate unwarranted public concern and confusion," Monsanto's Vice President of global strategy Scott Partridge said in a statement.

11:47

Amid the carnage in Yemen, civilians also face consequences of the US war on terror "IndyWatch Feed World"

Six months after US Navy Seals raided their village in search of al Qaeda jihadis, neither the mental or physical wounds endured by the Adhal family are healing. Twelve-year-old Othman Mohammed Saleh al Adhal spoke quietly, focussing on the middle distance rather than his interviewers, as he recounted what happened in tiny Adhlan in Yemen's Marib province on 23 May. "I was sleeping outside because it was hot," he said. "Then you could hear the planes and helicopters. I was scared so I ran back to the house to find my mum. That's when an American appeared. I screamed ... He shot me twice." Othman gestured to his forearms, both of which bear bullet wound scarring. By the time the gun battle died down an hour later and Othman found his mother, she was weeping over the bodies of his two older brothers.

11:28

The Koch brothers may be backing a Time Inc. acquisition "IndyWatch Feed World"

It seems every few months a headline emerges about Time Inc. and whether or not acquisition talks have begun or stalled. Today the New York Times reports that the ailing media company is once again in talks with the magazine publisher Meredith about a potential purchase. Whats more, the infamous conservative billionaires Charles G. Koch

It seems every few months a headline emerges about Time Inc. and whether or not acquisition talks have begun or stalled. Today the New York Times reports that the ailing media company is once again in talks with the magazine publisher Meredith about a potential purchase. Whats more, the infamous conservative billionaires Charles G. Koch and David H. Koch are said to be potentially backing the deal with an investment of more than $500 million. This would add to the growing list of right-wing millionaires who have considered a Time Inc. purchase.

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11:27

French workers fight Macrons government of the rich "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 10 October 2017 video is called United Power: 5 million French workers to protest Macrons reforms.

Today, French trade unions organise protests everywhere in the country against the anti-worker policies of President Macron.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

The joint trade union federations that organize todays action day say that Macron is doing a liberal [in the sense of pro-Big Business; not in the United States sense] course that increases inequality and favours a minority. This complaint is not unjustified. Research shows that the richest French people benefit most from Macrons tax plans. Economist ric Heyer: For pensioners, civil servants and part of the middle class they actually make things worse.

From Jacobin magazine in the USA:

Macrons Gift to the Rich

Cole Stangler

Surprise, surprise: Emmanuel Macrons first budget slashes taxes on wealth and guts social spending.

Anyone with lingering doubts about whether the moniker President of the Rich fits Frances Emmanuel Macron could safely put them to rest this month, upon publication of his first b...

11:17

Amish people have mutant gene that makes them live 10 years longer "IndyWatch Feed World"

An age-defying mutation found in the genes of Amish people appears to be boosting their lifespan. Individuals carrying a single non-functional copy of the gene SERPINE1 live an average of 10 years longer than other members of their communities, according to new research. The study was carried out with the Old Order Amish of Indiana, who generally avoid the trappings of modern society, including electricity, cars and medicine. "They don't take advantage of modern medicine in general, so the fact that the carriers have a median lifespan of nearly 85 is rather remarkable," said Dr Douglas Vaughan, a cardiovascular specialist at Northwestern University who co-authored the study, published in Science Advances. Of the 177 people tested, 43 had the mutation. Ageing is one of the most challenging biological processes to understand, so finding a single mutation that has such a dramatic effect is unusual. "There's been an enormous challenge in identifying genetic predictors of a long lifespan," said Dr Vaughan. Ageing comes with numerous symptoms. What is notable about this mutation is that it seems to address so many of those, with effects ranging from protection against diabetes to maintenance of cardiovascular elasticity. "We're talking about something that appears to have an effect at molecular levels, at hormonal levels, at tissue levels, and plays out with people having a longer lifespan," said Dr Vaughan. The mutation results in longer telomeres - caps at the end of DNA strands that protect the chromosomes. Shortening of telomeres has been implicated in the process of ageing, which may explain the mutation's life-enhancing effects. Two copies of this non-functional gene, however, have quite the opposite effect. Instead of protecting individuals from disease, it is linked with excessive bleeding following injury. As the peoples with two copies - so-called heterozygous individuals - are so healthy, it is unlikely their mutation would have been observed were it not for the homozygous individuals with two copies, who present with this obvious illness. In the general population, Dr Vaughan said, similar mutations might occur at a rate of around one in 70,000 people. The fact that Amish people tend to be more interrelated than the wider population owing to their insular communities might explain the relative prevalence of the SERPINE1 mutation. In terms of learning about the genetics underlying complex processes like ageing, Dr Vaughan suggests that this provides an excellent example for future work. "Looking at unique populations like this might be more informative than broad genetic studies in normal populations," he said.

11:14

U.S. Agreement With ISIS Let Thousands of Fighters Flee Raqqa: Report "IndyWatch Feed World"

The U.S.-led coalition was reportedly party to a deal that allowed hundreds of Islamic State militant group (ISIS) fighters to leave the besieged eastern city of Raqqa. The agreement saw hardened militants and foreign fighters leave the city with their families in a convoy after months of the city being besieged by a Kurdish-Arab ground force backed by the U.S.-led coalition's airstrikes and tactical advisers, according to a BBC investigation. A spokesperson for the coalition admitted there was a deal agreed by locals and ground forces, but said it was largely coordinated with the Kurds and Arabs fighting the jihadi group on the ground.

11:11

War between Iran & Saudi Arabia could send oil to $300 per barrel & impoverish the world (video) "IndyWatch Feed World"

An armed conflict between Riyadh and Tehran would have a major impact on oil markets and the global economy. RT asked experts what a war between the two Middle East superpowers would mean for crude prices. If a conflict happens, oil prices could increase 500 percent. "Energy prices will seriously depend on the severity of the conflict. Let's remember the unrecognized Iraqi Kurdistan, which in a state of continuous war exported about 550,000 barrels per day through Turkey. In this connection, we can expect a panic rise in oil price to $150-$200 on the first day of the conflict... If Saudis and Iran attack each other's oil facilities, crude prices can skyrocket to $300," Mikhail Mashchenko, an analyst at the eToro social network for investors told RT.

11:00

TIDBIT: ENTANGLED ATOMS "IndyWatch Feed World"

And while you're pondering today's main blog and its implications, it seems entanglement took another step towards being a phenomenon not just of the

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11:00

STUDY: THE BRAIN A HIGHER DIMENSIONAL OBJECT INTERACTING WITH A ... "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mr. V.T. found this article, and I found it to be almost endlessly fascinating, since it touches upon topics we have often discussed in

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11:00

Lessons in AI from Microsofts New Bot "IndyWatch Feed World"

Microsoft and North Highland share insights that go beyond the technology hype.

There are few technologies that cause as much controversy as artificial intelligence. Its seen as a magic wand that can enhance a companys growth and capabilities beyond anything human workers could accomplish. Its also viewed as a Pandoras box that society may regret ever opening.

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10:56

10 Books That Will Literally Blow Your Mind & Have You Reading Until The Last Page "IndyWatch Feed World"

Reading is incredible. It sparks our imaginations, enhances our critical thinking skills, improves our vocabulary, exercises our brain, and much more.

While our love for reading in general will never die, it does seem that, these days, its popularity has waned significantly.

Many kids today, and plenty of adults too, cant seem to wrap their heads around sitting and doing nothing for any extended amount of time when they could instead experience new and intense sensory information every few seconds instead.

Youd be hard-pressed to find a child (or teen) that wont throw a fit the moment you take their cell phone or iPad away from them, and its not illogical to wonder if children today are even using their brains; surely the constant TV watching and time spent on social media doesnt challenge their minds in the way that a book can.


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10:45

Walmart owns Black Friday, but Amazon owns Cyber Monday even more "IndyWatch Feed World"

Based on how consumers have been talking about Walmart and Amazon on social media, its going to be a busy Thanksgiving weekend for both companies. Thats according to data from Crimson Hexagon, a social media analytics firm, which studied Black Friday and Cyber Monday conversation from October to November 2017.   Walmart leads the pack when

Based on how consumers have been talking about Walmart and Amazon on social media, its going to be a busy Thanksgiving weekend for both companies. Thats according to data from Crimson Hexagon, a social media analytics firm, which studied Black Friday and Cyber Monday conversation from October to November 2017.

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10:38

South Korea 5.4 earthquake leaves 1,500 homeless, dozens injured "IndyWatch Feed World"

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake that was South Korea's second-strongest in decades damaged infrastructure, injured dozens of people and left about 1,500 homeless, officials said Thursday. No deaths have been reported since the quake rattled the southeastern coastal region around the port city of Pohang on Wednesday afternoon. As of Thursday morning, 1,536 people had been forced to evacuate their homes and 57 people were injured, the Ministry of the Interior and Safety said in a statement. More than 1,000 houses and dozens of other buildings and cars were damaged or destroyed, and cracks and other damage were found in military facilities, bridges, port facilities and water supply facilities. Media images showed crumbled walls piled on damaged cars, broken windows and cracks in buildings.

10:34

75 Percent of Reishi Supplements Don't Actually Contain Reishi Mushroom "IndyWatch Feed World"

Only a quarter of 19 supplement products labeled as Reishi mushroom purchased in the U.S. could be verified as genuine Reishi mushroom, says a new study that highlights quality issues in the category. 

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10:33

Blazer, pencil skirt silk pajamas? How some workwear is changing "IndyWatch Feed World"

When MM.LaFleur launched in 2013, it had a very clear mission: To make shopping easier for professional women, particularly those who tend to work in more formal settings, like management consultants, lawyers, and government employees. But even over the last four years, through engaging with customers on the phone and on social media, the company

When MM.LaFleur launched in 2013, it had a very clear mission: To make shopping easier for professional women, particularly those who tend to work in more formal settings, like management consultants, lawyers, and government employees. But even over the last four years, through engaging with customers on the phone and on social media, the company has observed how the norms for dressing for work have changed.

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10:30

A Luddites Guide to the Future "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Luddites Guide to the Future
by Bill Bonner

"We were disappointed to see the pedestalnakedforlornits statue goneits purpose defunct. For more than a century, the bronze statue of Supreme Court Justice Roger B Taney - gravely pondering the weighty issues of the mid-19th Century - graced the park. Now he is gone.
Justice Taneys statue in Baltimore has been hauled off.

No decision necessary: Now we are much better people. Because now we have so many rules, regulations, and protocols, we have no choice in the matter. We no longer have to be wise, clever, or good. No pondering necessary. We just have to obey!

For example, you have thousands of choices about which drugs to take. Many of them will kill you, but you dont want to go to the grave after taking an illegal drug. Better to take a doctors prescription; then your grieving spouse can sue somebody. No fanny pinching without prior consent! If your wife tells you its OK, tell her to put it in writi...

10:27

Mark Latham sued for defamation by journalist Osman Faruqi "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mark Latham Sued for Defamation

Posted by 
We know how the left in Australia hates free speech.They cant win arguments on the merits so they use political correctness, censorship and the outrage industry.
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10:26

200 years of grime removed from oil painting in seconds during incredible restoration (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed World"

An art dealer's incredible restoration of an oil painting covered in varnish for 200 years has left viewers mesmerised. Philip Mould, who presents BBC art show Fake or Fortune?, shared footage with his Twitter followers showing the careful removal of a yellowish brown protective varnish from the painting. "A remarkable Jacobean re-emergence after 200 years of yellowing varnish ... what a transformation!" he captioned the clip.

10:20

Trump helps elephant killing "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 18 February 2012 video from the USA is called The Trump family kill an elephant, leopard and many more animals in sick African killing vacation.

By Brianna Sacks in the USA:

Trump Is Allowing Hunters To Import Elephant Trophies Back To The US

The decision reverses an Obama-era policy aimed at protecting endangered elephants targeted for ivory.

November 16, 2017, at 4:56 a.m

The Trump administration will again allow hunters to import the heads of elephants killed in two African countries back to the United States, reversing an Obama-era ban and furthering the administrations efforts to promote hunting.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service confirmed the decision Wednesday in a statement to BuzzFeed News, a day after announcing the reversal at a forum in Africa.

Although African elephants are listed as an endangered species, the US government will enable hunters to kill the animals and import their trophies if there is proof the sport helps conserve the species. After some review, the agency said it had determined well-regulated sport huntingR...

10:14

Leonardo da Vincis Salvator Mundi sells for record $450m "IndyWatch Feed World"

Leonardo da Vincis 500-year-old painting known as Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World) is the only work in private hands. It just sold at Christies auction room in New York for a record $450m almost half-billion. The painting apparently once belonged to King Charles I of England back in the 1600s. The last time it was sold at auction was 1958 when it was sold in London for a mere 45. At that time, it was generally believed to have been the work of a follower of Leonardo rather than the work of Leonardo himself.

The painting was sold by the family trust of the Russian billionaire collector Dmitry E Rybolovlev, who is reported to have bought it in a private sale in May 2013 for $127.5m. So thats a pretty good profit. It is the highest auction price ever paid for any work of art.  There are fewer than 20 of Leonardo paintings in existence. The Salvator Mundi, is believed to have been painted sometime after 1505. The bidding began at $100m and the final bid for the work was $400m, with the buyers premium, the full price up to $450.3m. The unidentified buyer was involved in a bidding contest, via telephone, that lasted nearly 20 minutes. The mystery buyer hopefully lives outside of New York so that avoids the sales tax. Purchases above $110 are subject to a 4.5% New York City Sales Tax and a 4% NY State Sales Tax. That makes anything bought in New York City subject to a total Sales and Use Tax of 8.875%. What is astonishing, is that with taxes, rates rise with the more people. That is counter to capitalism which dictates that prices decline with scale. Government costs rise with the scale showing something is just not right!

Obviously, this is serious money still moving off the grid!

10:11

3 spiritual concepts to endure "IndyWatch Feed World"


 A few thoughts.  Have gratitude to your higher self for its advice and also listen carefully for spurious advice.

all good

 Do work on your communion.
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3 SPIRITUAL CONCEPTS THAT WILL HELP YOU TO ENDURE TIMES OF CHAOS, UNREST AND FEAR

October 30, 2017

Dylan Charles, Editor

Due to our technological connectedness, now more than ever before people are feeling the heavy weight of severe cataclysmic and tragic events, affecting millions of people around the world, with only the promise of greater turmoil to come.

Its easy in this environment to slip into overwhelm, despair, anxiety and depression, which only makes things worse. Its imperative to focus on self-care and personal spiritual cultivation in order to endure and protect ourselves from the negativity which confronts us.

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10:10

Mark Latham accuses Muslim activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied of anti-white racism "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mark Latham of TheRebel.media on the rise of anti-white racism and terrorist plots in Australia, plus interviews with two lions of the Labor Left: Peter Baldwin and Peter Crawford.
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10:00

These Former Googlers Created An AI Tool To Improve Crappy Resume Writing "IndyWatch Feed World"

Leap.ai uses artificial intelligence to help rewrite resumes and match job seekers with the right companies.

Resumes suck, declares Richard Liu, cofounder and CEO of  Leap.ai. So Liu, Googles former head of engineering at Project Fi, set out to fix it with fellow Google vet Yunkai Zhou.

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09:20

Two decades after Lululemon, Canada is a hotbed for athleisure "IndyWatch Feed World"

Vancouver-based Lululemon, founded in 1998,  played an important role in launching the athleisure craze. Over the last five years, hundreds of activewear startups have popped up around the world, from Outdoor Voices and Aday in the U.S. to RumiX in Hong Kong. But Canada has also been a very fertile ground for startups that take

Vancouver-based Lululemon, founded in 1998,  played an important role in launching the athleisure craze. Over the last five years, hundreds of activewear startups have popped up around the world, from Outdoor Voices and Aday in the U.S. to RumiX in Hong Kong.

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09:13

Cultivating the Next Generation of (Multidisciplinary) Talent "IndyWatch Feed World"

To tackle the ever-expanding breadth of digital work, savvy schools and companies are nurturing remarkably multitalented professionals.

Back in the day, job description was king. Consultants consulted, designers designed, and technologists built. But today, a new breed of talent is emerging: professionals with cross-functional skill sets who can work across the digital spectrum.

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09:00

This Silicon Valley Therapists Tips For Coping With Startup Stress "IndyWatch Feed World"

Every founder experiences peaks and valleys, but sometimes the low points are easy to write off as less consequential than they really are.

I had Spanish tapas at my fingertips. Close friends within walking distance. It was summer and the sun was shining in Madrid. There were all the makings of a summer of bliss for me, but I wasnt feeling happy. I would walk down Gran Via fighting back tears. I wanted to hide in my bedroom instead of exploring the beautiful El Retiro Park.

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09:00

When Asked To Name A Responsible Company, Americans Dont Do So Hot "IndyWatch Feed World"

There is still a lot of room for companies to get the message about their mission across.

Americans have diverse views of what a socially responsible company or organization looks like.

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09:00

Are puppies the latest allergy treatment? Recent studies show protective effects against eczema, asthma "IndyWatch Feed World"

Image: Are puppies the latest allergy treatment? Recent studies show protective effects against eczema, asthma
 
I really think that close exposure to nature obviates allergies generally.  thus a positive experience with dogs is no surprise.

What we really need is a working protocol that assists all this. The ultimate solution will be the natural community built around a sustainable agro garden.

In the meantime it is important to build dogs into our apartments somehow.. 

Are puppies the latest allergy treatment? Recent studies show protective effects against eczema, asthma


09:00

Alien Encounter Near Nageezi, NM "IndyWatch Feed World"

This one is important.  I had conjectured that the large black eyes of the greys were artificial.  Here we receive an excellent report and they are certainly artificial.  On the other hand we also get confirmation of the biological nature of these beings.  One is younger while the other is clearly older.

No sense of a ship here but he himself reports that his focus was on the seated individuals.  The craft was likely stealthed and he just got lucky with the angle since they were themselves distracted by the oncoming vehicle.

It is plausible that these are space modified humanity, but that is only because the body has been super slimmed down.  Yet we also have reports of a variety of other aliens for which there is no evident reshaping.  So maybe not so fast.  However the greys are obviously using vision augmentation which can be understood..

Alien Encounter Near Nageezi, NM
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09:00

Flu vaccine found to be completely ineffective because of how it is made "IndyWatch Feed World"

Image: SCIENTIFIC PROOF: Flu vaccine found to be completely ineffective because of how it is made, new study finds

It is essentially impossible to prove flu vaccine helps at all.  After all we have an annual flu season and it is impossible to prove any variance when the entire population has been vaccinated.
 
You can claim success just as cheaply.
 
The vaccine protocol has some historical success, but even that remains controversial in many cases.  A better explanation is universal public hygiene.  It has after all become impossible to eat each others waste.  What has become absurd is the application for dozens of rare ailments never to be encountered while accepting serious risks from the delivery system.
 
This increase in application of the delivery system has triggered an apparent epidemic in autism, although that has been unsurprisingly denied by the industry... 

It may well be time to end all general vaccinations, just to discover real risks.
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SCIENTIFIC PROOF: Flu vaccine found to be completely ineffective because of how it is made, new study finds

Thursday, November 02, 2017 by: Ethan Huff

08:48

'Blue sphere with green tail' meteor fireball seen over Alsace, France "IndyWatch Feed World"

A "huge blue sphere" has been reported as appearing in the sky over Alsace last night, with witnesses speculating over what the object could have been. Around 18h on Tuesday November 14, reports began emerging of a rounded, blue shape with a green tail, flying over the department and the Grand-Est region. Reportedly larger than a star and moving too quickly to be a planet or a plane, the object left witnesses confused as to what it could be. Commentators have suggested it was simply a form of meteor, and more precisely, a "fireball" meteor. "It was likely a small celestial body, which travels very quickly in the Earth's atmosphere and which, on contact with the atmosphere, heats up its gases, giving this luminous trail behind it," explained Jean-Yves Marchal, scientist at the Strasbourg planetarium, speaking to French news source FranceInfo.

08:32

Netflix Hilarious Response to the Hariri Crisis "IndyWatch Feed World"

When asked by a Lebanese tweep to do a series on the mysterious resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Netflix responded with , which is pretty much what Lebanon has NOT been doing for the past few years despite pretending to do so. Basically theyre saying leave us out of this mess, but they could be poking fun at Lebanese politics if theyre aware of whats been happening ever since this strategy was initiated.

08:30

How Abraham Lincolns Work Habits Keep Doris Kearns Goodwin On Track "IndyWatch Feed World"

The historian and political commentator shares the productivity secrets of former U.S. presidentsplus a few of her own.

Every morning I go downstairs to this room we call the reading room. Theres a couchand a fireplace in the wintertimeand I sit with a blanket and my laptop perched on a pillow. I start immediately on whatever book Im working on. I dont turn email on, dont turn the television on for news. Those are wonderful hours. I feel this great sense of solace to know that Ill have, maybe, three hours and the outer world is gone completely. Thats when I get my best work done.

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08:30

The Winning Routine That Keeps Venus Williams In The Game "IndyWatch Feed World"

The professional tennis player and fashion designer talks being prepared, staying focused, and taking time to dream.

The first thing I do in the morning is think about my game. Its an addiction, but I always think about how to get better. Everything is geared toward that. Growing up in my house, we werent allowed to waste time. We always had to be productive. We werent supposed to be watching anything that wasnt educational. Even if we got to watch a cartoon, my dad would ask, What did you learn?

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08:23

Google Maps is getting a big redesign "IndyWatch Feed World"

The search giant has announced that its flagship Maps product will receive big design changes in the coming weeks. The new look sees three major design overhauls. First, the company is updating its various modes of transport maps to show information relevant to each map type. For example, if youre on public transport and look

The search giant has announced that its flagship Maps product will receive big design changes in the coming weeks. The new look sees three major design overhauls. First, the company is updating its various modes of transport maps to show information relevant to each map type. For example, if youre on public transport and look at your map, gas stations wont be highlightedthough they will if you look at the same map when you are driving in your car.

Second, Google Maps is getting a new color scheme for points of interest. Shopping POIs will now be blue, Entertainment and Leisure POIs will be a teal color, Health POIs (like hospitals) will be a red/pink color. You can see the new color scheme below.

Finally, to go with the new POI color schemes are dozens of new icons for v...

08:18

Rep says Congress paid out $15M to silence sex harassment victims "IndyWatch Feed World"

Rep says Congress paid out $15M to silence sex harassment victims | 14 Nov 2017 | The US congresswoman who testified that current members of Congress are known sex harassers said Tuesday night that $15 million in hush money has been paid to accusers. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) told MSNBC that the millions have been doled out to alleged victims of harassment from congressional members over the past decade. She did not disclose which members of Congress have been accused of sexual misconduct.

07:45

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



Published on Nov 15, 2017

Updates on current events, and galactic battles. We covered a lot of issues and great intel was shared.

07:12

5 Reasons Why You Should Never Eat Reeses Peanut Butter Cups Again! "IndyWatch Feed World"

While Reeses started out with great ingredients the ingredients they use these days are what some might consider questionable. Sure, they taste good, but are they something we should be eating?

Sure, as you do down the ingredients list things may look fine, but once you get to dissecting those letters and looking into what is really in your peanut butter cup you begin to notice all kinds of issues. Reeses peanut butter cups come in all different shapes and sizes, but that doesnt mean the small ones are any safer than the big ones if you are going to eat a peanut butter cup, make your own.

5 Reasons Why Peanut Butter Cups Are Not A Good Snack Choice:

1. Sugar

Well, right off the bat they are far too sugary. Since they are so delicious we end up eating way too many and taking in more sugar than we should. As you may notice on their ingredients list they have sugar which in the world of food could refer to anything from lactose to glucose or fructose and everything in-between. Sure, in moderation if this was the only issue would be fine, but it is one of many issues.

2. Dextrose

Yes, it also contains a simple sugar known as dextrose which is known for increasing ones blood sugar levels. This sugar is something we are already ingesting far too much of and it serves no real nutritional value. Now, dont get me wrong dextrose is safer than some of the other sugars on the market, but it can be dangerous given the amount we consume. It is also something those with a gluten allergy should be avoiding. Personally, I dont see the need for so many different sugars in one product.

3. TBHQ

TBHQ stands for tertiary butylhydroquinone and is derived from petroleum. This is something that can be highly toxic and a mere 5 grams of it can actually kill you. It is used to prevent the oxidation of fats and oils in food which means it helps to extend shelf-life but that doesnt mean it is safe. It can actually cause stomach cancer.

Potential health risk associated with this preservative include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Tinnitus
  • Liver Toxicity
  • Reproductive Mutations

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07:00

Remedy Wanted To Cut Peoples Medical Bills, But The Healthcare System Wouldnt Let It "IndyWatch Feed World"

The company was stymied by antiquated and uncooperative billing practices across the industryan ominous sign for any hope that we might modernize how we pay for doctors visits anytime soon.

Talking to the media last summer, Victor Echevarria sounded confident about Remedy, his startup helping people correct mistakes and get refunds on their medical bills. The company had been testing its servicea mixture of algorithmic software and human billing expertisefor months, and the results seemed both impressive and promising. Beta customers had saved thousands of dollars after Echevarrias team had questioned bills on their behalf.

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07:00

IBM says its new free service will help keep IoT devices safe from hackers "IndyWatch Feed World"

IBM Security, along with the internet infrastructure group Packet Clearing House and the Global Cyber Alliance, launched a free service today that they say will help users avoid phishing attacks and keep their connected devices safe from hackers. Quad9, as the service is called, is a domain name service provider, meaning it translates domain names

IBM Security, along with the internet infrastructure group Packet Clearing House and the Global Cyber Alliance, launched a free service today that they say will help users avoid phishing attacks and keep their connected devices safe from hackers.

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06:34

7 Signs Someone You Know May Have Antisocial Personality Disorder "IndyWatch Feed World"

For anyone who may not be aware antisocial personality disorder is in some ways a broad term. It is characterized by a pattern of disregard of the rights of others, the symptoms can vary but are generally similar.

The more serious cases of this are often referred to as something you may be familiar with known as sociopathy or psychopathy, again this depending on the severity. People who have this disorder most likely show the following signs at some point in their lives. People with this illness may come off as charming, but truthfully they are quite aggressive.

7 Signs Someone May Have Antisocial Personality Disorder:

1. They Shower Others With Flattery

They do this as a means of getting the person emotionally invested. You see, the more that you like this person the more likely you will be to do whatever it is they ask of you. It is a manipulation tactic many have used for quite some time.

2. They Have No Remorse

When they do something that really hurts someone they dont give a shit at all. While you may get an apology from them it is never sincere. They actually, for the most part, try to rationalize their wrongdoings.

3. They Struggle To Conform

People with this disorder often get in trouble with the law in some way or another. That being said, just because someone has never had a run-in with the law doesnt completely rule out this disorder. Some people just seem to get away with anything.

4. They Disregard The Safety Of Others

They are very aggressive and angry. It seems almost anything can set them off and they do not care who the force into their shenanigans. The safety of others is not their concern. They do not care if they violate your rights or not.

5. They Are Very Arrogant

They really believe they are better than everyone else. Nothing is able to get them through that sense of superiority. It is as if no matter how hard you try you never measure up in their eyes.

6. They Take Unnecessary Risks

As mentioned above they dont care about the safety of others, but they also do not care about their own safety. They are constantly doing things that could get them in trouble or hurt but they really do not mind at all. When they make a mistake...

06:29

New intergalactic explosion could be biggest supernova ever "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Earth, the Sun, Andromeda galaxy, they have all been around for as long as you can remember and as long as humanity has been around. So when a new light suddenly shows up in the distance, it's a weird occurrence. But a newly-detected explosion could be one of the weirdest - and it isn't the only one. An international team of scientists is reporting a new kind of explosion that they can't quite explain, billions of light years away. Maybe it's a supernova. Or maybe it's a star being eaten by a black hole. Or maybe it's something entirely different. "I'm a supernova person to start with so I got really thrilled that this could be the most energetic supernova ever," Peter Lundqvist from Stockholm University in Sweden told Gizmodo. "But I had second thoughts."

06:25

Sorcha Faal: Russia Warns Abyss has Opened as Deep State Protects Terrorists "IndyWatch Feed World"

November 15, 2017

Russia Warns Abyss Has Opened As Deep State Protects ISIS Terrorists Fleeing To Saudi Arabia

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

Source: What Does It Mean

A gravely worded Ministry of Defense (MoD) report circulating in the Kremlin today is warning that the American Deep State has just opened the abyss of chaos by directing their loyal elements within the US military to begin providing air cover protection for ISIS terrorists fleeing the battlefields of Syriaand whom Deep State aligned elements within the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) are rapidly funneling into Saudi Arabia (where nearly 4,000 have already returned) and who are expected to soon unleash a bloody civil war to oust Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman from power. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]



According to this report, less than 72 hours after President Putin and President Trump agreed to maintain the existing military communication links between US and Russian armed forces in order to prevent dangerous incidents involving the final destruction of ISIS terrorists, Deep State aligned US military forces refused to carry out airstrikes against, at least, 3,000 these terrorists who were fleeing from the Syrian town of Abu Kamalwith these US forces then absurdly claiming that these radical Islamic barbarians fleeing with their vast weapons arsenals and armored vehicles were voluntarily surrendering and now...

06:20

Restored Republic via a GCR as of Nov. 16, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Restored Republic via a GCR Update as of Nov. 16 2017

Compiled 12:01 am EDT 16 Nov. 2017 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com; Author, "Twenty Two Faces," www.22faces.com

Source: Dinar Chronicles

A. Nov. 15 2017 6:25 pm EST GCR Intel Alert: Operation Disclosure GCR/RV Intel Alert for November 15, 2017 https://operationdisclosure.blogspot.com/

1. High Alert Notification has been given.

2. Intel Blackout in effect.

3. USN is ready.

4. The Republic is in position for transition.

5. All personnel are ready to be called in.

6. 800#s Couriers have been told to be ready.

7. The 800#s will release once the Emergency Broadcast System goes off.

8. All sources are on a minute to minute basis.

B. Nov. 15 2017 TNT Call RayRen98: iTeleseminar.com/103122084 Replay: 641.715.0623, Pin 409029#

1. An Iraqi article said that they would win the battle of liberation at Rawa within the next two days, or by Friday Nov. 17 Rawa would be liberated, and the battle would be resolved within the next 48 hours through military action.

2. There have been articles about the WTO possibly accepting Iraq as a full member on Friday Nov. 17.
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06:16

Facebook is testing its new Trust Indicators to combat fake news "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Trust Indicator initiative was first announced by the company earlier this year and is just one way the social media giant is trying to get a handle on all the fake news that gets spread on its site. Beginning today, Facebook will begin to test Trust Indicators with a small group of publishers with

The Trust Indicator initiative was first announced by the company earlier this year and is just one way the social media giant is trying to get a handle on all the fake news that gets spread on its site. Beginning today, Facebook will begin to test Trust Indicators with a small group of publishers with an expansion coming over the coming months. The way the program works is publishers will now have the ability to add information about their ethics policy, corrections policy, fact-checking policy, ownership structure, and masthead via their Page Publishing Tools. The various indicators will then be displayed on articles shared via the social network, and users can click on any indicator to find out more about the publisher.

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06:12

The Age of Judgment: A Time of Truth is Upon Us, Do You Feel This Energetic Shift? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Chances are you have noticed the huge flux of exposure that has been happening in current times. This referring to the darkness of the government as well as the corruption in the media, film, music, and other industries.

Rather than ripping the band-aid off slowly things are shooting out into the light at what seems like rapid speed for some and not quick enough for others. Chances are because of this huge shift in our way of thinking a lot of us are left to wonder what is next and where we should go from here. While these things do not really affect us in the ways they should they are making a difference in our lives.

We are at a crossroads when it comes to this kind of thing. We can either shrug it off and go about our business or we can get out there and work to do something about it. You see, this shift is not just happening on a large scale, it is also happening on a small scale. This shift is directly affecting you and your home. Your life is shifting too.

The things happening in your personal life may anger you or even make you feel as if judging others is the right route but it is not. We are shifting to a time of truth and with that is going to come a lot of frustration. In order to better ourselves, we must accept this change even though it is a hard one to swallow. In order to make it past this time of darkness,\ and move towards a time of truth there will be a lot of pain, but it will all be worth it.

Whatever you are facing right now will come to an end soon. You will make it through this. Things will be intensifying as we make our way towards the full supermoon coming on December 3rd. This full supermoon itself brings a great sense of healing energy and may be enough to push you through the damning experiences you are having. If you are sensitive to energy you are most likely already feeling some of this intense energy that is to come.

Please, do not lose hope, you can make it through this. While I am not sure what has caused this shift towards truth I am quite happy it has happened. We can all gain something from this, and if we truly accept the things the Universe is offering us we will have all that we need and more. Have you noticed this huge shift and if so how has it impacted your life? I know I cannot be the only one sensing this change and noticing the effects of it in real time.

Please feel free to check out the video below for more information on this change and what to expect from the grief we are experiencing. Things are looking up. Your emotional heaviness is going to come to an end, do not lose hope.

06:05

Chinas Baidu just announced some funky smart speakers "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Chinese search engine has unveiled its first two AI smart speakersand they deviate wildly from the traditional cylindrical form factor of most smart speakers by Western companies, reports TechCrunch. Called the Raven series, the Raven H takes the form of plastic squares stacked atop of each other, and the Raven R is a six-jointed hybrid

The Chinese search engine has unveiled its first two AI smart speakersand they deviate wildly from the traditional cylindrical form factor of most smart speakers by Western companies, reports TechCrunch. Called the Raven series, the Raven H takes the form of plastic squares stacked atop of each other, and the Raven R is a six-jointed hybrid smart speaker/robot that can move based on a users commands and express emotions to enhance the interactive experience. Both speakers run Baidus DuerOS voice platform and, for now, are only going to be launched in China. You can check out the speakers in the videos below.

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06:03

Our Ignorance of Cycles Causes them to Exist? "IndyWatch Feed World"

COMMENT: Mr. Armstrong; First I want to say I greatly admire your work. You are unbiased with markets, politics, and religion. Your cycle which targets 2032, agrees with the Islamic cycle some call the cycle of power which will peak. According to the Quran, there is a cycle of power, and this is mentioned in chapter 30 the Romans, verse 9,

30:9 Have they not traveled through the earth and observed how was the end of those before them? They were greater than them in power, and they plowed the earth and built it up more than they have built it up, and their messengers came to them with clear evidence. And Allah would not ever have wronged them, but they were wronging themselves.

REPLY: Yes, the Quran recognizes that there is also a cycle of about 300 years. What is interesting, is that in Christianity, the Revelations also expressly recognizes a cycle:

Revelation 20:3 He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.

Sasra (Sanskrit, Pali; also samsara) in Buddhism the cycle of death and rebirth to which life in the material world is bound. Samsara is considered to be dukkha, unsatisfactory and painful, perpetrated by the desire and avidya (ignorance), and the resulting karma. In Buddhism, rebirths occur in six realms of existence, namely three good realms (heavenly, demi-god, human) and three evil realms (animal, ghosts, hellish). Samsara ends if a person attains nirvana, the gaining of true insight into impermanence and non-self reality.

It is fascinating that we do live in a world of ignorance denying that cycles exist because this gives power and justification to the government. They seize power to eliminate cycles and create the perfect existence, but corruption destroys the best intentions. We have risen in the cycle...

06:02

Supermoon In Gemini 2017: Trickster Energy and Mental Balance "IndyWatch Feed World"

December 3rd will mark the Full Cold Moon which also happens to be a supermoon. For those who do not know supermoons happen when a full moon coincides with the moons perigee.

The supermoon will appear to be at least 14 percent larger and up to 30 percent brighter than it normally is. This is because it the moon itself is much closer to the Earth than it normally would be. Supermoons do not happen every month because the moons orbit changes as the Earth travels around the sun.

According to TimeandDate:

Supermoons during Northern Hemisphere winter months tend to look larger than supermoons that occur during the rest of the year. At this time of the year, Earth is closer to the Sun. Because of this, the Suns gravity pulls the Moon closer to Earth, making any winter Super Full Moons look bigger than summer Super Full Moons.

It seems the best time to really take in a supermoon is after moonrise. This is when the Moon is just above the horizon. That being as long as the weather is clear. In this position, the moon will be seen best. The Full Cold Moon for those who were wondering according to the Old Farmers Almanac was the name given to the full moon in December because of as you most likely assumed the cold weather.

This full moon will be in Gemini which means we will be met with a good bit of what I like to refer to as trickster energy. Mercury will also be going onto retrograde at this time which is going to make things a bit more intense. That being said, there will be a strong sense of mental balance coming our way as well. If you have been struggling to bring to life your emotions that struggle will soon be over.

I suggest spending time tuning into your higher self and really letting your intuition run as it wants. All of your frustrations will be playing out before you but if you are ready and accept these things as they happen this process will go smoothly. For more on this please check out the video below. There is a lot to learn from this supermoon, while it is a beautiful phenomenon it is also very important for us as human beings to grow.

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06:01

EU Preparing for the Banking Crisis "IndyWatch Feed World"

Subtly, the EU is looking to establish preparations for the coming banking crisis and how to protect the banks from massive withdrawals. The solution? The EU wants to be able to temporarily free up credits for the banks and at the same time to freeze bank deposits, In other words, like Greece, you just wont be able to withdraw funds.  Obviously, everything will be frozen. The current EU plan envisages blocking account disbursements for five working days and with the authority to extend any suspension to up to 20 days. They may need longer!

I recommend that you have 30 days worth of cash on hand. What the authorities do not understand is that if they freeze one bank, a run will unfold on all banks. The public will not believe whatever the government says. Therefore, banks that are not in crisis can be pushed into a crisis by a contagion. That is simply how it all unfolded in 1931-1933. The only way to stop a contagion will be a bank holiday and you have to close them all.

CASH will be KING in the middle of such a contagion.

06:01

The Most Befuddling Investment Decision is Currency FIRST! "IndyWatch Feed World"

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; I want to thank you for a spectacular WEC. I was amazed at how many pension funds were there. They were some of the biggest and we hear that they are listening to you and had shifted into equities. Some were talking at the cocktail party how you have really helped them even selling the strategy to their boards. The ones who were there were from Europe, Japan, and Canada. Do any American pension funds listen to you?

Cant wait for next year!

Thank you for opening my eyes.

LW

ANSWER: I am not at liberty to discuss who are clients and who are not. It is true, that our biggest clients in pensions are ALL outside the USA. They see the world from an international perspective more so than American firms who still do not understand currency. We have been the currency specialists since the 1970s. Consequently, non-Americans have been a major component of our global business. American funds tended not to understand or even consider currency risk. To this day, schools do not teach hedging currency risk. It is not even discussed.

06:00

Benjamin Fulford Report: "Khazarian Mob Takedown" -- November 13, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Weekly Geo-political News and Analysis

Khazarian mob takedown: Hundreds of Saudi arrests followed by hundreds of U.S. arrests

By Benjamin FulfordWhite Dragon Society
2017-11-13



The great purge of Khazarian mobsters continues as hundreds of arrests of Saudi princes, generals, and politicians is now being followed up with the 842 sealed indictments against senior Khazarian gangsters in the U.S., confirmed by Pentagon, CIA, and other sources.

Pentagon sources sent the photos below showing Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senator John Daesh McCain in custody wearing orthopedic boots to hide GPS ankle bracelet on their right leg.



The fact is that most politicians in Washington, D.C.

have become very rich since joining politics, in ways that cannot be remotely justified by their salaries. This means most have been bribed, and that is why most of them are going to go to jail. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has been deliberately acting senile in public recently in order to have a medical excuse to avoid arrest, NSA sources say.

These same NSA sources are now saying the mass shooting that took place in Las Vegas on October 1 was an attempt by mercenaries working for the G4S security company (http://www.g4s.com/) hired by George Bush Sr. to create a distraction in order to kill U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Sultan (MBS). Trump and MBS were meeting in secret at the suites in the Mandalay Bay H...

06:00

NYT reporter calls for Twitter to censor images of Biden inappropriately touching women, children "IndyWatch Feed World"

In the wake of new reports about former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. having inappropriate contact with women and children, as well as a resurgence of videos and images of his conduct, Nicole Perlroth of The New York Times is calling on Twitter to handle, or censor, the content.

Ex-Google engineer says hes in the process of raising a robot GOD that will take charge of humans "IndyWatch Feed World"

An ex-Google engineer who has registered the first church of AI says he is raising a god that will that charge of humans.

Woman accuses Al Franken of kissing, groping her without consent "IndyWatch Feed World"

A TV host and sports broadcaster on Thursday accused Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) of kissing and groping her without her consent in 2006. Leeann Tweeden accused Franken of groping her, without her consent, while she was asleep and provided a photo as evidence.

FDA, DEA Launch Massive Assault On Kratom Drug War for Miracle Plant Ramping Up "IndyWatch Feed World"

To no ones surprise, the U.S. government, after hysterically declaring a national emergency over Americas opioid crisis, is once again setting its sights on Kratom, the non-addictive natural plant that has helped thousands of Americans wean themselves off opioids. In 2015, the DEA announced its plans to place Kratom on the list of Controlled Substances (in the same scheduling level as heroin to be exact) but, amid public outcry, the agency backed off, deferring to FDA review and advice. Many optimistic  Kratom activists were tempted to rest on their laurels, trusting that the FDA would prove to be more reasonable in relation to Kratom and hoping the testimonials, overwhelming public support for Kratom, and the science itself would win the day.

Man Shot by Texas Cops for Burglarizing Own Truck Shot Again After Resisting Anal Search "IndyWatch Feed World"

The unarmed man shot by Texas cops for trying to break into his own car resisted an anal cavity search after he was shot, according to his attorneys. So Mesquite police officer Derick L. Wiley shot him again.

Saudi Arabia Offers Arrested Royals A Deal: Your Freedom For Lots Of Cash "IndyWatch Feed World"

As we noted shortly after the Crown Princes purge of potential rivals within Saudi Arabias sprawling ruling family, while the dozens of arrests were made under the pretext of an "anti-corruption crackdown", Mohammed bin Salmans ulterior motive was something else entirely: Replenishing the Kingdoms depleted foreign reserves, which have been hammered for the past three years by low oil prices, with some estimating that the current purge could potentially bring in up to $800 billion in proceeds.

"I've Been Banned From Facebook For Sharing An Article About False Flags" "IndyWatch Feed World"

My personal Facebook account, which has the maximum 5,000 friends and an additional 5,000+ followers, has been blocked from posting for three days.

US diplomats in Russia to be guarded by firm with ties to senior ex-KGB official "IndyWatch Feed World"

The New York Times reported on Tuesday that the company, Elite Security Holdings, is headquartered in Moscow but has offices throughout Europe and the former Soviet republics.

Military Schengen: EUs new Defense Pact acts to reduce dependence on American military "IndyWatch Feed World"

The EU kleptocracy may state that their new Defense Pact is all about better protecting the European Union now that the UK is out for good. The new EU Defense Pact could very well be about diversifying defense away from American influence, especially now that The Donald is US President, and EU neo-liberals in Brussels cringe at having Trump tell them what to spend on NATOor else.

05:58

Professor Reported to Bias Response Line for Alleged Transphobia "IndyWatch Feed World"

Professor Reported to Bias Response Line for Alleged Transphobia | 15 Nov 2017 | "NYU Psychology Professor Edgar Coons was reported by Steinhardt junior August Enzer, a transgender man, to NYU's Bias Response Line on Wednesday, Nov. 8 for repeated instances of alleged transphobia. Although Enzer was the one to formally report Coons, the action was spurred by accusations from multiple students about Coons's repeated and intentional bigotry, according to Enzer...When information is reported to the Bias Response Line, an Office of Equal Opportunity employee listens to the report and determines any follow-up action, if necessary, the office said. If the office concludes that action should be taken, it relays the information to the specific school or department in which the original bias issue occurred."

05:52

Restored Republic via a GCR Historical Summary as of Nov. 15, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Restored Republic via a GCR Historical Summary Nov. 15 2017

by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com; Author, "Twenty Two Faces," www.22faces.com

Source: Dinar Chronicles


Judy Note: The below is my own opinion of what is going on:

The night of Nov. 22 1910 a small group of bankers met in secret to perpetrate a colossal fraud on the American people. They eventually created the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 which was clearly against the Constitution, while empowering them to print US currency out of thin air. http://www.federalreserve.gov/aboutthefed/fract.htm

In that same year a 1892 Banker Manifesto was revealed to Congress: "The Farmers Alliance and Knights of Labor organizations in the United States should be carefully watched by our trusted men, and in our interest we must take immediate steps to control or disrupt these organizations. The courts must be called to our aid, debts must be collected, bonds and mortgages foreclosed as rapidly as possible.When through the process of the law, the common people have lost their homes, they will be more tractable and easily governed through the influence of the strong arm of the government applied to a central power of imperial wealth under the control of the leading financiers. People without homes will not quarrel with their leaders."

1. The US Treasury and International Monetary Fund has been under control of this elite group of pedophiles known as the Cabal since it's inception in the 1600s.

2. The Cabal is owned by private families such as the Rothchilds who collect US taxpayer monies through their privately owned Federal Reserve and divert the funds for their own use through the Vatican Bank, Queen of England's privately owned Bank of London, plus their Central Banks across the globe.

3. When the funds finally return to a Central Bank in New York, US taxpayers were charged interest in order to use it, which created the national debt.
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05:25

After 37 years, rule of Zimbabwe's Mugabe appears to be over "IndyWatch Feed World"

Zimbabwe's military was in control of the capital and the state broadcaster on Wednesday and was holding President Robert Mugabe and his wife under house arrest in what appeared to be a coup against the 93-year-old Mugabe, the world's oldest head of state. The military was at pains, however, to emphasize it had not staged a military takeover, but was instead starting a process to restore Zimbabwe's democracy. Still, the military appeared to have brought an end to Mugabe's long, 37-year reign in what the army's supporters praised as a "bloodless correction." South Africa and other neighboring countries were sending in leaders to negotiate with Mugabe and the generals to encourage the transition. Citizens in Zimbabwe's tidy capital, Harare, contributed to the feeling of a smooth transition by carrying on with their daily lives, walking past the army's armored personnel carriers to go to work and to shops. Many who have never known any leader but Mugabe waited in long lines at banks to draw limited amounts of cash, a result of this once-prosperous country's plummeting economy.

05:03

Military Coup in Zimbabwe "IndyWatch Feed World"

Via: Reuters: Zimbabwe was on a knifes edge on Thursday after the military seized power in what it dubbed a targeted operation against criminals in the entourage of President Robert Mugabe, who has ruled the southern African nation for almost four decades. It was not clear whether the apparent military coup would bring a formal []

05:01

Obama's Libyan legacy: A once great nation is now a failed state "IndyWatch Feed World"

Libya, once the gem for high-living standards in Africa, is today a failed state. Thanks to the discordant foreign policy of President Barack Obama and his secretaries of state, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, Libya is now a country plagued by rival governments, gangs of terrorist marauders, human smuggling syndicates, and a collapsing infrastructure that was once the envy of its neighbors. Comment: Lybia's slave auction and African genocide: What Hilary knew. The NATO and Saudi-inspired revolt against the Libyan government of Muammar Qaddafi commenced in February 2011. The US military operation against Libya was code-named Operation Odyssey Dawn. America's "odyssey" has been a disaster for Libya. After almost seven years and tens of thousands of deaths, Libya, is effectively split into three separately-governed regions. The first is the Libyan capital of Tripoli and its surrounding area, which is governed by the "New General National Council," backed by the Muslim Brotherhood, Turkey, and Qatar. The council, composed of Islamist radical groups, in addition to secularists, has refused to cede authority to a United Nations-formulated Council of Deputies. The second region is in the eastern province of Cyrenaica, close to the Egyptian border, where a rival government, claims authority over all of Libya from its headquarters in the Dar al-Salam Hotel in Tobruk. Backing the Tobruk government is the Libyan National Army, led by one-time Qaddafi army official, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, which claims pockets of control in Cyrenaica, including Benghazi, and to the east od Tripoli, close to the Tunisian border.

05:00

Video and Photo Evidence Now Even More Easily Faked and Fabricated "IndyWatch Feed World"

Photo Evidence and video evidence has been relied on in academia, science, courts of law and elsewhere to prove or refute facts and theories but those days are coming to an end.

We live in an historic era. Technological advances in the realm of computers and AI are taking place so rapidly that our world is being changed overnight.

Now, software has been written that allows computers to create new faces that look like normal unique people but which are actually composite amalgams; to literally create and fabricate objects (from a basic sketch) and render them so lifelike that you wont be able to tell the difference between the fabricated ones and the real ones; and to remove entire objects from video footage in real time, and render in the empty space so well that it is undetectable to the eye.

The days of being able to trust photo evidence and video evidence are disappearing and the implications for human knowledge are far reaching.


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04:50

Primary Victims of the Canadian State echo Foreign Policy Mythology "IndyWatch Feed World"

The power of foreign policy nationalism is immense. Even the primary victims of the Canadian state have been drawn into this countrys mythology.

Dispossessed of 99% of their land, Indigenous people have been made wards of the state, had their movement restricted and religious/cultural ceremonies banned. Notwithstanding their antagonistic relationship to the Canadian state, indigenous leaders have often backed Ottawas international policies.

At a National Aboriginal Veterans Day ceremony last week Grand Chief of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs Stewart Phillip said Indigenous soldiers were fighting for the common good and were on the right side of history. But, Canadian soldiers have only fought in one morally justifiable war: World War II. Ignored in the Remembrance Day style commemoration are the Afghans or Libyans killed by Canadians in recent years or the Serbians and Iraqis killed two decades ago or the Koreans killed in the 1950s or the Russians, South Africans, Sudanese and others killed before that.

While Phillips comments reinforces the sense that Canadas cause is righteous, hes not a sycophant of power on most issues. Phillip refused to attend a reconciliation event with Prince William, called for acts of civil disobedience against pipelines and said the State of Canada and the Church committed acts of genocide as defined by the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

Philip was but one of many indigenous voices applauding Canadian militarism during National Aboriginal Veterans Day/Remembrance Day activities. CBC Indigenous reported on a reading in Mikmaq of the pro-World War I poem In Flanders Fields and quoted the editor of Courageous Warriors of Kahkewistahaw First Nation, Ted Whitecalf, saying: Its all for freedom that the people served willingly and voluntarily.

Outside of war commemorations, Indigenous representatives occasionally echo broader foreign policy myths. Alongside Minister of International Development Marie-Claude Bibeau, Assembly of First Nations National Chief...

04:09

/POL/ Q Clearance Anon 4Chan #Happening Decoded in Full +++ (Half) Jay Dyer "IndyWatch Feed World"

The rumor mill of 4Chan has speculated that I am a secret leaker and that the Trump Administration is about to bring the heat to the criminals. Is this leak real? In this talk I reverse engineer the leak to lead us in the accurate direction of what actually IS going on, long term. As such, Q functions as a lesson plan for real analysis. This is the free half, while subscribers to JayAnalysis get the full talk, with the second focusing on the esoteric, cultic, and Hollywood aspects I covered this week on nationally-syndicated radio.

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03:50

Could Copper Toxicity Be at the Root of Your Chronic Fatigue, Depression and Poor Immune Function? "IndyWatch Feed World"

November 16th, 2017 By Carolanne Wright Contributing writer for Wake Up World By now, most of us concerned with preserving health are aware of the dangers of toxic heavy metals like aluminum, cadmium, mercury, lead and arsenic that we pick up from our water and food supply, as well as from the air we breath. But what []

03:30

Saudi Arabia's Yemen blockade could take child deaths past 50,000 "IndyWatch Feed World"

A continuing blockade by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition on Yemens northern ports probably means more than 50,000 children will die this year, warns a children's charity.

03:25

Zimbabwe waits "IndyWatch Feed World"

The situation remains uncertain in Zimbabwe after the army placed President Robert Mugabe and his wife under house arrest.

03:17

TIDBIT: SITE NEWS "IndyWatch Feed World"

Folks there's a new interview in the members' area with Bernard Glover on the Mandela effect.

The post TIDBIT: SITE NEWS appeared first on Giza Death Star.

03:11

Brokerage Chief: Bitcoin Futures Must Be Quarantined "IndyWatch Feed World"

Via: CoinDesk: A well-known electronic brokerage firm is issuing dire warnings against the CME Groups plan to launch a bitcoin futures contract next month. But Interactive Brokers, in a comment letter dated Nov. 14, suggested a way to mitigate the risk it sees from such activity: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), under the auspices []

03:01

6 Democrats introduce 5 Articles of Impeachment against President Trump "IndyWatch Feed World"

6 Democrats introduce 5 Articles of Impeachment against President Trump | 15 Nov 2017 | A sextet of House Democrats introduced five articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump today -- from obstruction of justice for interfering in the [insane] Russia investigation to making charges of fake news against the media from the bully pulpit. In addition to Al Green, Reps. Steve Cohen, Luis Gutierrez, Marcia Fudge, John Yarmuth and Adriano Espaillat -- on the far left of the House Democratic Caucus -- have taken the step against the wishes of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Whip Steny Hoyer.

02:57

Lucinda Dionysius -- Wednesday's Breaking News "IndyWatch Feed World"

Source: Dinar Chronicles

CHRISTOS

By Lucinda Dionysius

The crescendo is building. The Deep State controlled U.S. Air force continues to refuse Trump's orders to aid Russian air strikes to stop the remaining ISIS terrorists fleeing from Syria into Saudi Arabia. And, are in fact providing them air cover. These fleeing Sunni Arab terrorists plan to spark a civil war in Saudi Arabia and overthrow good King Salman and the Crown Prince. That'll never happen.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis is acting peculiar. It seems he has declared these fleeing terrorists to have surrendered and are therefore protected under the Geneva Convention. What?!

And even tho the U.S. Military is in Syria illegally and it suspiciously drops supplies into ISIS camps, and has been caught training enemy combatants and supplying intelligence, Mattis refuses to recall troops citing the U.N. wants them there. Since when does our military take orders from the U.N.?

And, at this very moment, the last terrorist stronghold of the faltering Deep State crime syndicate and enemy of all humanity, is huddling in the Syrian governorate of Deir Ezzor which interestingly is prophesied to be the battle ground of Armageddon. Hummm.

So what really is at the core of their desperation to spark WWIII? ...the loss of their lifeblood, the almighty petro-dollar. You see, in an historical move, King Salman broke ties with the Deep State crime syndicate and joined with China and Russia in their vision to replace the petro-dollar with the gold-backed yuan.

And as a show of good faith to bring the blood-soaked petro-dollar to a crashing halt, King Salman will put up his five trillion dollar prized possession, ARAMCO, for initial public offering, IPO, in a few months.

And as one would expect, China with its 100 trillion dollar surplus will snap up all the shares. Good for you, China. Trump even tweeted Salman about what a great idea this is! Trump is thrilled. We don't need the petro-dollar. Trump made trillion dollar deals for us while he was...

02:53

Nigel Farage has called on the EU to investigate George Soros for political meddling "IndyWatch Feed World"

The anti-Russia hysteria that has raged in the US for just over a year now appeared poised to spread to the UK last week after British media learned that three past or present Foreign Office ministers including Boris Johnson had been targeted by FBI agents in their investigations into George Papadopoulos and Carter

02:44

Donna Brazile To Testify In Seth Rich Murder Lawsuit "IndyWatch Feed World"

Former DNC Chair Donna Brazile has been asked to testify in a lawsuit alleging that the DNC murdered whistleblower Seth Rich.  Lawyer Jack Burkman, who filed the suit on behalf of Bernie Sanders supporters last [...]

02:40

Turkey Rejects Rothschild Ditches Dollar & Buys Up Gold "IndyWatch Feed World"

Turkey has rejected the corrupt House of Rothschild, as citizens and banks drop the US dollar in favor of gold.  The central bank has sharply ramped up gold buying in recent months, in a move [...]

02:35

Trump's Cryptic Tweet and 4Chan Update from Lt. Col. Roy Potter "IndyWatch Feed World"

NOVEMBER 15, 2017

Source: STARSHIP EARTH: THE BIG PICTURE

Trump Cryptic Tweet & 4Chan Update from Lt. Col. Roy Potter re 800 Pedo-Indictments [video]


This is a very interesting video from midnight last night from Roy Potter, US Army Lt. Col, retired, particularly in light of David Seamans remark about the mainstream media cutting off Trumps public addresses.

Seaman mentioned that Trump advised he would use the emergency broadcast system if necessary to reach the public, but if Roy is correct, Qanon on the 4Chan posts could be Trump and/or his inner circle.

Dr. Steve Pieczenik in this update with Alex Jones underscored the power of social media and how the intelligence services and Trump understood how to capitalize on their use and and how integral they were to the counter-coup Steve and his team executed to keep Hillary Clinton from stealing a rigged election last November.

From this update from Roy regarding Trumps Tweet about Texas and the now 800 PedoGate indictments, Roy is examining the possibility that operatives may be ready to move on those indictments within the next few hours.

Just throwing it out there for those interested. We may see some of those mass arrests weve been hoping for and expecting.

(I wonder if they will be performing 4 am extractions as allegedly practiced during Jade Helm) Perhaps well see some additional prominent figures with those adorable little booties. ~ BP

02:34

Weed Company Mocks Big Pharma Ads In Genius Parody Video [Watch] "IndyWatch Feed World"

Amanda Froehlich, The Mind Unleashed
Waking Times Media

Its 2017, and cannabis is legal for medicinal use in 27 US. states. This said, why are people still reaching for prescription drugs when they have access to a plant that has killed 0 people in the history of Earth and is proven to deliver numerous benefits

02:31

Winston Churchill Was Serial Pedophile Who Liked Buggering Young Boys "IndyWatch Feed World"

Winston Churchill was a prolific pedophile who enjoyed buggering young boys, according to explosive diary entries.  Sir John Rupert Jock Colville, former British civil servant to Churchill, exposed the former wartime Prime Minister in a series [...]

02:28

Prince William Argues for Urgent Depopulation Efforts in Africa "IndyWatch Feed World"

Jayson Veley, Natural News
Waking Times Media

Africas rapidly growing human population is predicted to more than double by 2050 a staggering increase of three and a half million people per month, Prince William explained during a recent event hosted by the Tusk Trust, a charity that is committed to protecting African wildlife. There is no question that this increase puts wildlife and habitat under enormous pressure.

According to The Telegraph, Prince William continued, Urbanization, infrastructure development, cultivation all good things in themselves, but they will have a terrible impact unless we begin to plan and to take measures now. He added, We are going to have to work much harder, and think much deeper, if we are to ensure that human beings and the other species of animal with which we share this planet can continue to co-exist.

For many, the Duke of Cambridges words serve as a stark reminder of what his grandfather once said decades ago: That in order to curb population growth, we may have to resort to voluntary family limitation. Others who are too young to remember his grandfather may recall his father, who himself was a staunch environmentalist. In 2006, for example, Prince Williams father warned that the people of earth only had 96 months to save the planet before irretrievable climate and ecosystem collapse, and all that goes with it.

Needless to say, the idea of population control and limitations being placed on how many children women are allowed to give birth to runs contrary to the values of liberty and individualism that America was founded upon. For that reason, it is an idea that should be (and for the most part, is) rejected in the United States as w...

02:22

Congresswoman: Millions Of Taxpayer Funds Used To Silence D.C. Rape Victims "IndyWatch Feed World"

A brave congresswoman has blown the whistle on how tens of millions of dollars in taxpayer funds has gone towards silencing victims of rape by high-level government officials.  Rep. Jackie Speier told MSNBC that the [...]

02:22

Homeland Security to Release Chemicals into the Air to Simulate a Biological Terror Attack "IndyWatch Feed World"

Jay Syrmopoulos, The Free Thought Project
Waking Times Media

The Department of Homeland Security plans to conduct chemical and biological testing near the border between Kansas and Oklahoma in January and February, and again in June and July, to determine how much protection people would receive from being inside a house or an apartment in the event of a biological terrorist attack, according to a statement on the Homeland Security website.

The DHS press release notes:

The study is part of the Departments ongoing commitment to preparedness and the shared responsibility of protecting the nations critical infrastructure. The purpose of this study is to gather data that enhances our predictive capabilities in the event of a biological agent attack.  Specifically, this work will help in predicting the extent to which an intentional release of a biological agent may penetrate single family and multi-family structures. These tests will release inert chemicals and biological materials that will be used to measure the amount of material that penetrates the buildings under varied conditions.

The environmental assessment of the proposed low level outdoor release of inert chemical and biological simulant materials states that low concentrations of particles will be released at two buildings on the now-abandoned Chilocco campus.

According to a report by the Wichita Eagle:

For the particle test, the federal government plans to release titanium dioxide, which it describes as a white odorless powder that is chemically insoluble in water, nonreactive, nonflammable, and nonhazardous. It also plans to release urea powder mixed with a CL Fluorescent Brightener.

For the biological portion of the test, it plans to release genetic barcoded spores of a biological insecticide known as native Btk, which is sold under the trade name of Dipel. Dipel is not considered...

01:59

Libya's slave auctions and African genocide: What Hillary knew "IndyWatch Feed World"

A new CNN investigation has uncovered a network of slave markets operating in warehouses in various cities across Libya six years after NATO-led intervention in the country toppled the government of Muammar Gaddafi in support of US and UK backed rebels. And not only did CNN confirm the presence of slave auctions where human beings are being sold for as little as $400 in "liberated" Libya, but CNN's crew was actually able to film a live auction in progress, while also gathering the testimonies of multiple victims. Though CNN's footage and accompanying report is shocking, such practices have been quietly documented for years, and clear warnings were issued starting in early 2011 that Libya's black as well as migrant population would be the first to fall victim at the hands of the Islamist Libyan rebels that NATO's war empowered. From the outset critics of Western intervention in Libya loudly sounded the alarm of a genocide against black Libyans in progress committed by the very rebels the US, UK, France, and Gulf allies were arming - a fact so well-known that then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was personally briefed and warned on the matter.

01:32

Worlds Largest Solar Plant Switches On In Jordan Refugee Camp "IndyWatch Feed World"

Life for tens of thousands of people is about to get much easier, now that the worlds largest solar plant has switched on at the Zaatari refugee camp, located in Jordan.

According to the United Nations refugee agency, the development is a game-changer, as close to 80,000 Syrians will have access to renewable energy. For the first time in months (and for some, years), families will be able to run a fridge, TV, fans, light their shelters, and recharge their phones so they can remain in contact with loved ones.

Credit: Jordan Times

In total, the project cost 15 million euro, or $17.50 million. It was funded by the German government and will provide electricity to those in the Zaatari camp for up to 14 hours a day, said the agency.

Stefano Severe, a UNHCR representative in Jordan, told Reuters TV, That allows the children to continue their studies, and also (for) the safety of women and young girls to go about. Camp life will be made much easier.

40,000 solar panels were installed. By relying on clean energy, not only will carbon emissions be reduced in turn, preventing climate change from worsening, the agency will save approximately $5.5 million in operating costs each year. The savings can be re-invested into refugee support, which is a win-win for the environment and those affected by the Syria civil war.

Electricity is very important to us, it is needed by men, children, women, everyone needs it during the day, said Syrian refugee Anwar Hussein. When we have electricity during the day, our children can stay home, they dont go out in this weather and play in the dust and mud. According to the...

01:27

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

Far beyond the local group of galaxies lies NGC 3621, some 22 million light-years away. Found in the multi-headed southern constellation Hydra, the winding spiral arms of this gorgeous island universe are loaded with luminous young star clusters and dark dust lanes. 
Click image for larger size.
Still, for earthbound astronomers NGC 3621 is not just another pretty face-on spiral galaxy. Some of its brighter stars have been used as standard candles to establish important estimates of extragalactic distances and the scale of the Universe. This beautiful image of NGC 3621 traces the loose spiral arms far from the galaxy's brighter central regions that span some 100,000 light-years. Spiky foreground stars in our own Milky Way Galaxy and even more distant background galaxies are scattered across the colorful skyscape.

01:26

The Poet: John Keats, "The Human Seasons" "IndyWatch Feed World"

 "The Human Seasons"
 
"Four Seasons fill the measure of the year;
There are four seasons in the mind of man:
He has his lusty Spring, when fancy clear
Takes in all beauty with an easy span:
He has his Summer, when luxuriously
Spring's honied cud of youthful thought he loves
To ruminate, and by such dreaming high
Is nearest unto heaven: quiet coves
His soul has in its Autumn, when his wings
He furleth close; contented so to look
On mists in idleness - to let fair things
Pass by unheeded as a threshold brook.
He has his Winter too of pale misfeature,
Or else he would forego his mortal nature."

~ John Keats (17951821)

01:25

Beech martens in the night "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 28 October 2017 video shows beech martens in the night.

Annita Hoekstra in the Netherlands made this video.

01:22

X22 Report, "The Global Economic System Is On Verge Of Imploding On Itself" "IndyWatch Feed World"


X22 Report, "The Global Economic System Is On Verge Of Imploding On Itself"

01:18

Bnin : Des hommes d'affaires tunisiens en mission de prospection ds dcembre 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"

13 Nov 2017 | La Nouvelle TribuneLa Tunisia Africa Business Council dclare que le Bnin est un pays "trs intressant pour les oprateurs qui cherchent investir dans l'agriculture" vu que "seules 20% de ses terres agricoles sont exploites."

01:18

Brownes dairy sold to Chinese firm Shanghai Ground Food Tech "IndyWatch Feed World"

14 Nov 2017 | ABCOne of Western Australia's most recognised household dairy names the 130-year-old Brownes Dairy has been sold to a Chinese firm.

01:18

Guidelines for sustainable large-scale land deals in Africa "IndyWatch Feed World"

15 Nov 2017 | FAOThe FAO's analysis of a number of these land deals in Africa suggests that objectives of enhancing food security and stimulating socio-economic development.are usually not attained and that their sustainability is uncertain.

Qatar, Ethiopia sign pact on investment protection "IndyWatch Feed World"

15 Nov 2017 | Gulf TimesQatar's Minister of Economy and Commerce said the agreement would help facilitate investment co-operation between Qatar and Ethiopia in various sectors, particularly in agriculture and food security.

01:18

Oyo earmarks 250,000 hectares of land for farming "IndyWatch Feed World"

15 Nov 2017 | Daily PostCommissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources in the State, Prince Oyewumi Oyewole, who made this declaration in Ibadan, noted that the state's zero tolerance policy on fallow agricultural farm land was meant to attract foreign investors to the state.

01:18

Elfora's farmland set ablaze by protesters "IndyWatch Feed World"

15 Nov 2017 | Addis FortuneProtesters in the Oromia Regional State burned down about 70ha of a corn farm that belongs to ELFORA Agro-Industries Plc- a company owned by Sheikh Al Amoudi, who is currently under arrest in Saudi Arabia.

01:18

How commercial farms are ripping apart Zambian communities "IndyWatch Feed World"

15 Nov 2017 | ReutersSome commercial farmers in Zambia's have acquired thousands of hectares while ignoring laws meant to prevent forced evictions, writes Juliana Nnoko-Mewanu from Human Rights Watch

01:05

Nurturing the payment plan for forest carbon "IndyWatch Feed World"

PwC's Roberta Iley argues REDD+ is not dead in the water yet

01:04

Effects of adjuvants on the performance of a novel powdery mildew fungicide, 1-(4-chlorobenzyl)-4-phenylpiperidine "IndyWatch Feed World"

Effects of adjuvants on the performance of a novel powdery mildew fungicide, 1-(4-chlorobenzyl)-4-phenylpiperidine

01:04

Preservation of species by reintroduction of zoo-bred animals based on the example of the addax antelope Addax nasomaculatus De Blainville 1816 to North Africa Arterhaltung durch Wiederansiedlung zoogeborener Tiere am Beispiel der Antilopenart Addax Addax nasomaculatus De Blainville 1816 in Nordafrika "IndyWatch Feed World"

Preservation of species by reintroduction of zoo-bred animals based on the example of the addax antelope Addax nasomaculatus De Blainville 1816 to North Africa Arterhaltung durch Wiederansiedlung zoogeborener Tiere am Beispiel der Antilopenart Addax Addax nasomaculatus De Blainville 1816 in Nordafrika

01:04

01:04

Supplementation with antioxidant micronutrients and chemotherapy-induced toxicity in cancer patients treated with cisplatin-based chemotherapy: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study "IndyWatch Feed World"

Supplementation with antioxidant micronutrients and chemotherapy-induced toxicity in cancer patients treated with cisplatin-based chemotherapy: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) as adjuvant tool for bone augmentation "IndyWatch Feed World"

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) as adjuvant tool for bone augmentation

01:04

Evaluation of commercially-formulated diets for feeding tiger barb, Puntius tetrazona "IndyWatch Feed World"

Evaluation of commercially-formulated diets for feeding tiger barb, Puntius tetrazona

01:04

Bacterial leaf symbiosis in dioscorea sansibarensis morphology and ultrastructure of the acuminate leaf glands "IndyWatch Feed World"

Bacterial leaf symbiosis in dioscorea sansibarensis morphology and ultrastructure of the acuminate leaf glands

01:04

Graminicolous species of Bipolaris, Curvularia, Drechslera, Exserohilum and their teleomorphs "IndyWatch Feed World"

Graminicolous species of Bipolaris, Curvularia, Drechslera, Exserohilum and their teleomorphs

01:04

The distribution of G and P types within isolates of bovine rotavirus in Japan "IndyWatch Feed World"

The distribution of G and P types within isolates of bovine rotavirus in Japan

00:56

FBI Investigator: 9/11 Commission Lied About Saudis Role In Attacks "IndyWatch Feed World"

An FBI investigator has publicly accused the 9/11 Commission of deliberately lying to the public about Saudi Arabias role during the September 11 attacks.  FBI agent Stephen K. Moore, who led a 400-member Los Angeles-based task [...]

00:49

ISIS Plans To Kill Tens Of Thousands At Vatican On Christmas Day "IndyWatch Feed World"

ISIS plans to kill tens of thousands of worshippers visiting the Vatican on Christmas day, according to a chilling video posted online. The video depicts a BMW ramming through crowds of worshippers at St. Peters [...]

00:40

"Russian meddling" hysteria campaign grinds on, some voices of reason speak up "IndyWatch Feed World"

Theresa May has rejected allegations that Russia interfered in the Brexit referendum. Speaking during Prime Minister's Questions, she stated: "If they care to look at the speech on Monday, they will see that the examples I gave were not in the UK." During a speech May gave at the Lord Mayor's banquet, the British leader accused Russia of meddling in European elections, hacking attacks on western government institutions, and spreading fake news. During the customarily confrontational Prime Minister's Questions, May said that, in her speech, she had indeed cited "Russian interference" occurring "in a number of countries in Europe." However, she denied that this applied in any way to her own country. Following the session, a spokesperson for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said that "I think we need to see more evidence about what's being talked about. "In relation to Russia and tensions between NATO and Russia and western powers and Russia more generally, Jeremy has made clear on a number of occasions that we need to see an attempt through dialogue to ratchet down tensions with Russia."

00:39

Trump Brokers Alliance Between Israel And Saudi Arabia For Middle East Peace "IndyWatch Feed World"

President Trump has brokered a deal between Saudi Arabia and Israel that will see the two countries form diplomatic relations for the first time in history. According to a Lebanese newspaper, a secret Saudi foreign [...]

00:29

United States AFRICOM soldiers killing each other in Mali "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from the USA says abut itself:

AFRICOM and the conflict in Mali

3 May 2012

Nii Akuetteh: Why did US trained officers organize the coup in Mali?

By Eddie Haywood in the USA:

Murder of US Green Beret by Navy Seals in Mali exposes criminal military operations in West Africa

15 November 2017

Two Navy Seals are under investigation for the June murder of Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar, a Green Beret, after he was found dead in a housing complex provided by the US embassy in Bamako, Mali. No charges have yet been filed against the two commandos, but the case is being investigated as a homicide.

The two Seals, Petty Officer First Class Tony E. DeDolph and Chief Petty Officer Adam C. Matthews, were flown out of the country to the United States and were placed on administrative leave.

While the circumstances are not yet completely known, several special operations sources told the Daily Beast that there was an altercation between Melgar and the two Seals at around 5 a.m. on June 4, where the three grappled, resulting in one Seal, believed to be DeDolph, choking Melgar to unconsciousness.

According to AFRICOM...

00:28

Guam Quake, Military Action in Zimbabwe, Hillary Investigation -- Nov. 15-16 "Day of Burning"? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Does biggest Guam quake in years & military action in Zimbabwe & talk of investigating Hillary again mean Nov 15-16 is a "Day of Burning"

Posted By: FrancisDrake
Date: Wednesday, 15-Nov-2017 07:53:53

Source: Rumor Mill News

The strongest earthquake in more than three years hit near Guam at 7:25 p.m. EST last night November 14-15, 2017.
https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us2000bnmq#executive

http://www.guampdn.com/story/news/2017/11/15/5-8-magnitude-earthquake-shakes-guam/864798001/

http://pacificnewscenter.com/homeland-security-5-8-earthquake-recorded/

It is the biggest since a magnitude 6.7 just northwest of the Island at 1:15 a.m. EST September 17, 2014.
https://m.emsc.eu/earthquake/earthquake.php?id=400236
These news reports describe it as a magnitude 7.1 and 6.7--
http://abcnews.go.com/International/71-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-off-guam/story?id=25557969

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/09/17/guam-earthquake/15761841/

Tonight's earthquake was SOUTH of Guam, I see that tonight's is the largest earthquake South of Guam since:

Guam 9/11/2012 11:37 a.m. EST
Magnitude 5.9
...

00:26

Explaining the Storm: Anonymous Q, Saudi Arabia, Zimbabwe, Trump and More "IndyWatch Feed World"

Source: Dinar Chronicles

Q) Who is Anonymous Q?


A) Thanks to David Wilcock's new update, we have probable evidence to suggest that it could be President Donald J. Trump himself. *Some say it could be white house photographer and military veteran Dan Scavino.*


Q) What does +++ mean?


A) There is ample evidence to suggest that "+++" is a code phrase referencing the 3 bloodline families which control the central cabal network. The 3 sides of the triangle, in other words.


Q) Why was Saudi Arabia so Important?


A) One side of the triangle was removed, greatly weakining the structure. Making it more vulnerable. (The 3 bloodline families, now one has been removed)


Q) What happened in Zimbabwe?


A) President Robert Mugabe fired Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to prevent economic stability of the region and *to* stay in control, *as a result he* was thus forcibly removed from office shortly there-after by the military. Him and his wife Grace Mugabe were co-conspiritors along with his nephew and other lackeys which were also arrested in the military purge. Vice President Mnangagwa wants to re-introduce the International Monetary Fund and World Bank back into Zimbabwe, patching up relations and introducing economic stability and prosperity for the region. This could imply a greatly re-valued Zim Dollar at parity with the US Dollar or maybe even higher.


Q) What will happen today once Trump gets back from his trip?


A) Who knows,...

00:26

Audit shows NRA spending surged $100 million amidst pro-Trump push in 2016 "IndyWatch Feed World"

The logo of the National Rifle Association  (Photo credit Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images)

The National Rifle Associations overall spending surged by more than $100 million in 2016, surpassing any previous annual NRA spending totals on record, according to an audit obtained by the Center for Responsive Politics.

The explosion in spending came as the NRA poured unprecedented amounts of money into efforts to deliver Donald Trump the White House and help Republicans hold both houses of Congress.

The audit filed with the state of North Carolina shows that the NRAs total expenditures exploded to more than $419 million, up from $312 million the prior year.

The jump is even more stark when compared to its spending during the previous two presidential elections in 2012 and 2008, when their outlays topped out at $261 million and $204 million, respectively, according to similar audits.These spending totals include all of the NRAs operations in 2016, from law enforcement programs and hunter services to education and training.

The main driver of the growth in spending, however, came from two program areas: legislative programs and public affairs, which together accounted for about $75 million in the overall growth. The two program areas are not defined in the financial audit, nor do they have a standard definition in accounting practices, but they likely include the NRAs historic political spending in the...

00:22

Western countries are more secure without nuclear arms "IndyWatch Feed World"

NATO's current nuclear strategy is untenable. Crises during the Cold War reveal that nuclear strategies become dangerous exactly in the circumstances they are intended to deter, in political confrontations. The Soviet statue at the UN in New York of St. George slaying the dragon, a powerful statement on the potential for agreement on nuclear disarmament. The dragon is made of parts from the scrapped Soviet and US [...]

00:15

The Universal Rebel and the Psy-Op to Neuter Him "IndyWatch Feed World"

revolution-protests

If you want to track a civilization as it collapses, watch what happens to the concept of the rebel.

From the 1960s onwardstarting with Lee Oswald and the assassination of JFKthe whole idea of the rebel with power has been sequentially updated and repackaged. This is intentional.

The objective is to equate rebel with a whole host of qualitiese.g., runaway self-serving paranoia; random destruction; out-of-control drug use; generalized hatred; the commission of crimes

On a lesser, commercialized level, the new rebel can define himself by merely showing up at a concert to scream and drink heavily and break something, having already dressed to make a dissident fashion statement. He can take an afternoon off from college classes and have his arms tattooed. All the while, of course, he functions as an avid consumer of mainstream corporate products.

You even have people who, considering themselves rebels of the first order, support a government that spies on its people 24/7, launches military attacks all over the world, and now funds a Manhattan Project to map every move of the 100 billion neurons of the brain, for the ultimate purpose of controlling it.

Even going back as far as the 1950s, the so-called decade of conformity, psyops professionals sculpted notions of The Rebel: He was the person who didnt want to take part in the emerging bland corporate culture.

He was imagined and presented as troubled, morose; a wobbly unfocused JD Salinger Holden Caulfield, or a beatnik, a Madison Avenue caricature of somebody who opposed Madison Avenue.

In other words, the people who were shaping the consumer culture were creating the image of the rebel as a cartoon figure who just didnt want to buy into the good life.

Time Magazine ran a cover story on the beatniks, and characterized them as a disaffected trend. Marlon Brando, heading up a bunch of moronic motorcycle riders, invaded a town of pleasant clueless citizens and took it over, wreaking destruction. The 1953 movie was The Wild One. James Dean, who had the same trouble Brando did in articulating a complete sentence, was the rebel without a cause in the iconic film of the same name. He raced cars toward cliffs because his father couldnt understand him.

These were all puff pieces designed to make rebels look ridiculous, and they worked. They also functioned to transmit the idea to young people that being a rebel should be a showbiz affectation. That worked, too.

Then the late 1...

00:11

Now up to 1,183 Sealed Indictments Found in 36 Districts "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mass Arrest Update - Now Up To 1,183 Sealed Indicments in 36 Districts

Source: Ascension With Earth




StormWatcher is updating this list as they find more.

Over 1,100 sealed indictments!@buildthewall_20 found 108 in Colorado.
We're up to 1,183 in 36 districts. https://drive.google.com/file/d/15579P4VztZO0aNvejJasb1yOvXUCp3vS/view?usp=drivesdk We will keep updating this spreadsheet.
-- StormWatcher @damartin32 8:44 PM - Nov 14, 2017 Niagara Falls, NY
SealedIndictments.xlsxdrive.google.com

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FBI & NYPD: Clinton Foundation Probed for Money Laundering, Financial Transactions with Islamic Terror Groups



Money launderers who bragged on a secret federal wire tap that they could employ Clinton Foundation connections to funnel and cleanse millions in illicit cash have sparked a newly-minted FBI investigation into the embattled charity run by Hillary Clinton and her family, federal law enforcement officials confirm.

The money laundering allegations being probed by the FBI have been buoyed by recent revelations and evidence discovered by the NYPD from a laptop confiscated from Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedins Manhattan residence. According to NYPD, several of the emails recovered on the hard drive disclosed sensitive financial details of the Clintons and their charity. That evidence is now in the hands of the FBI too, whose New York field office has opened a parallel Clinton Foundation investigation.

Federal law enforcement sources said the Los Angeles-based money launderers, who are part of a separate federal investigation, discussed previously using Clinton Foundation personnel to domesticate foreign funds that could not be legally brought into the United States through traditional bank wires and deposits. NYPD sources said Weiners email treasure trove contained correspondences regarding a company linked to President Bill Clinton and at le...

00:06

Retired FBI Agent Accuses 9/11 Commission of Lying About Saudi Connections "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Derrick Broze Sworn testimony from a former FBI investigator claims the 9/11 Commission lied to the American public regarding the relationship between the hijackers...

00:05

BEST OF THE WEB: As Russian MoD releases evidence of US military cooperation with ISIS, Lavrov slams illegal US presence in Syria "IndyWatch Feed World"

This is Russia's strongest statement to-date, admonishing the illegal US presence in Syria. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has slammed the US for its presence in Syria being not only illegal, but deeply counterproductive. Lavrov also highlighted a statement from the Russian Defence Ministry which unequivocally accuses (with accompanying photographic evidence) the US of failing to target ISIS fighters in Syria while allowing them safe passage away from oncoming Syrian Arab Army liberators. Syria has repeatedly stated, including at the United Nations, that US troops and airmen in Syria are not actually fighting ISIS but are merely playing an obstructionist role to the inevitable Syrian victory, one which includes the arming and financing of terrorist groups. Russia's latest statements back up these crucial long-time claims by Damascus. Comment: The Syrian government just yesterday, for the umpteenth time, demanded that US forces get out of its country.

00:04

BEST OF THE WEB: Syrian army finds ISIS warehouses full of US-made lethal weapons "IndyWatch Feed World"

According to the Syrian military source there were a lot of US-made weapons and military equipment of Western European and Israeli production. Apart from M-16 automatic rifles there were TOW anti-tank missile systems and 155 mm US field guns. "There were also Hummers, which were either used to transport people or were stuffed with bombs inside ready to explode. Israeli intelligence reconnaissance aircraft and a modern Israeli protective suit for conducting sapper work have also been found," the source told Sputnik Arabic. The source also said that tech for air and ground reconnaissance, satellite communications and bags with C-4 explosives were also discovered inside these warehouses.

00:03

Columbia University studies equine therapy "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Man O' War Project aims to determine how equine-assisted therapy can be most effectively used to help veterans with PTSD. Equine-facilitated therapy could be a key treatment option for people diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and new research underway at Columbia University, dubbed the Man O' War Project, could help prove just how effective it is. PTSD can affect anyone who has been through a traumatic experience, such as victims or witnesses of violence. It's a common affliction of members of the military who have served in combat zones. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, approximately 14 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have some degree of PTSD, along with 10 to 12 percent of Gulf War veterans and a staggering 30 percent of Vietnam vets.

Columbia University studies equine therapy to assist with healing PTSD "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Man O' War Project aims to determine how equine-assisted therapy can be most effectively used to help veterans with PTSD. Equine-facilitated therapy could be a key treatment option for people diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and new research underway at Columbia University, dubbed the Man O' War Project, could help prove just how effective it is. PTSD can affect anyone who has been through a traumatic experience, such as victims or witnesses of violence. It's a common affliction of members of the military who have served in combat zones. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, approximately 14 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have some degree of PTSD, along with 10 to 12 percent of Gulf War veterans and a staggering 30 percent of Vietnam vets.

Wednesday, 15 November

23:43

77th Holistic Doctor Shot Dead in her AZ Home with Entire Family "IndyWatch Feed World"

77th Holistic Doctor Shot Dead in her AZ Home with Entire Family | annie2 | Medical & Health Sleuth Journal Special Interests US News

[image: Annie Fairbanks and her 9 month old son. Credit: Facebook]

Dr. Annie Fairbanks, a holistic doctor practicing out of Arizona, was found shot dead in her home with husband Jason Fairbanks, 3 year old daughter and 9 month old son. This makes the 77th holistic doctor to have been found dead in this way over the past couple of years.

Sgt. Ben Hoster, a spokesman for the Scottsdale Police Department, stated that the police do not believe any other parties are involved. This essentially means there are no suspects and that this is likely a murder-suicide. Even the local paper is calling it that. Oddly, this statement and conclusion was made just hours after the incident took place, hardly giving anyone enough time to make a call like that.

This is an isolated incident, Hoster told reporters during a news conference in the neighbourhood on Friday afternoon.  We do not believe there are any outstanding suspects.

The family ran a health practice called Macrotherapy, which focused on natural and holistic healing. Its unclear whether or not the practice was employing new or outside the box methods like GcMAF, but further investigations should tell us.

GcMAF (Glycoprotein Macrophage Activating Factor) is a protein made by our body and is pretty much the director of our immune system. Our immune system is our bodys defense system against viruses and other pa...

23:42

At the Core "IndyWatch Feed World"

At the Core
By Francis Marion

"Last week I got a call from one of the few close, personal friends I have. He tells me he has kidney cancer. Its a tumor the size of a baseball he says and they are slotting him in for surgery this week. They are removing his kidney; right lickety split now.

I sat with him the day before last and talked about the ordeal. Intellectually he knows he can live just fine with one kidney and it doesnt appear the cancer has spread beyond the single tumour that has been found so he expresses confidence. But under the veneer of stalwart acceptance lingers a fear of death or worse, the possibility of a productive life whose capacity to function will be greatly curtailed.

My friend is a good man who cares about his family, community, and his country. He feels he still has a lot of work to do in this world and is not ready to step down because of cancer. I can tell that being out of the game is more frightening to him than the prospect of dying.

He makes me think.

...

23:38

Russian Twitter pushed Brexit before vote "IndyWatch Feed World"

Russian Twitter accounts posted almost 45,000 messages about Brexit in the 48 hours around last years referendum in an attempt to sow discord during the vote on whether to leave the European Union, the Times newspaper has reported.

The Times cited research from an upcoming paper by data scientists at Swansea University and the University of California, Berkeley, which it said showed accounts based in Russia had tweeted about Brexit in the days leading up to the June 23 vote.

The Times said most of the tweets seen by the newspaper encouraged people to vote for Brexit, although a number advocated remaining in the EU.

It quoted Tho Pham, one of the papers authors, as saying the main conclusion is that bots were used on purpose and had influence.

The research tracked 156,252 Russian accounts that mentioned #Brexit, including one, Svetal1972 which posted 92 tweets between June 20 and 24, including one calling for Britain to make June the 23rd our Independence Day.

It said many of the messages appear to have come from automated accounts known as bots or from cyborg accounts which are heavily automated but have some human involvement.

In the June 23, 2016 referendum, 17.4 million votes, or 51.9 per cent of votes cast, backed leaving the EU while 16.1 million votes, or 48.1 per cent of votes cast, backed staying.

Russia has repeatedly denied meddling in Brexit.

Russian officials say the West is whipping up anti-Russian hysteria around Moscows alleged involvement in both the US presidential election and Brexit.

In Britain, a parliamentary committee has written to Facebooks Mark Zuckerberg asking for information on any paid-for activity by Russian-linked Facebook accounts around the EU referendum and the 2017 national election.

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday accused Russia of meddling in elections and said the government would maintain its commitment to protecting Europe after Brexit.

We will take the necessary actions to counter Russian activity, she said.

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23:37

Is This Why Productivity Has Tanked and Wealth Inequality Has Soared? "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Needless but highly profitable forced-upgrades are the bread and butter of the tech industry.

One of the enduring mysteries in conventional economics (along with why wages for the bottom 95% have stagnated) is the recent decline in productivity gains (see chart). Since gains in productivity are the ultimate source of higher wages, these issues are related. Simply put, advances in productivity are core to widespread prosperity.

But thats only half the problemproductivity gains have flowed to the top of the income-wealth pyramid as financialization and cartels have replaced real-world wealth creation as the source of wealth-income.

Longtime correspondent Zeus Y. recently identified one cause of declining productivity and the narrowing of financial gains in the top: the quasi-cartels that dominate our economy profit by introducing and maintaining inefficiencies, not eliminating them. This runs counter to the accepted wisdom in classical free-market capitalism that generating efficiencies increases profits.

Here is Zeuss explanation of this perverse dynamic:

With Big Data and Big Profit dominating the products, services, and platforms of everything from iOS operating updates to delivery of healthcare, lets make the plain-as-day argument: PROFIT and EXTRACTION MEANS PRODUCING INEFFICIENCIES, NOT ELIMINATING THEM.

They make their money by creating inefficiencies, bottlenecks, and gatekeepings that they can profit from. Every middleman function they can stick in their system is a potential profit source for them.

This was especially apparent to me in all the bugs I have experienced with Apple upgrades on my phone. I have to take the time to fix their screw-ups, which are designed to aggregate my data and usage to profit them. You see this with the manipulation of Facebook, creating a very black and white world that motivates and manipulates people to a froth with filters and algorithms that reinforce their biases.

This is not free and democratic access, but inefficient and narrow manipulation, cutting down on alternatives, possibilities, and better ways to think and do. What would a more efficient and democratic system look like,...

23:35

Weinstein sued by actress for 2016 rape "IndyWatch Feed World"

Film producer Harvey Weinstein.

Film producer Harvey Weinstein.

Harvey Weinstein and the movie company he co-founded, The Weinstein Company, were sued in California state court on Tuesday by an anonymous actress who said she was raped by the movie producer in 2016.

The actress, who is represented by lawyer Gloria Allred and identified in the documents as Jane Doe, said in the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court that Weinstein invited the actress to a hotel to discuss a role in a television show, but instead forced her onto a bed, pulled off her jeans and raped her despite her telling him no.

Because the Weinstein Co knew of the movie producers misconduct toward women, it was liable for the pain he inflicted, according to the lawsuit, which is seeking undisclosed damages.

Allred could not be reached to comment, but a copy of the lawsuit was posted online by Variety.

A spokesperson for Weinstein said in an email to Reuters: Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr Weinstein. Mr Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances. Mr Weinstein obviously cant speak to anonymous allegations, but with respect to any women who have made allegations on the record, Mr Weinstein believes that all of these relationships were consensual.

Weinstein, who was sacked by the Weinstein Co last month, has sued his former employer for company records that he says could help him defend himself against sexual assault allegations, and for a wrongful termination case, according to court documents.

More than 50 women have claimed that Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them over the past three decades and Weinstein has been expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Police in New York, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and London have said they are investigating allegations of sexual assault or rape by Weinstein.

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23:28

At dawn today Zimbabwes generals declared that they had taken control of the country "IndyWatch Feed World"

The bloodless coup follows weeks of turmoil over who will succeed President Robert Mugabe and specific fears that he was moving to line up his wife, Grace, for the role. To facilitate her accession, he had sacked Emmerson Mnangagwa, his vice-president. Many now expect Mr Mnangagwas return, but his record is every bit as odious as Mr Mugabes

Armoured vehicles have been spotted heading towards Harare, Zimbabwes capital, a day after the army commander threatened to step in to calm political tensions over President Robert Mugabes sacking of his deputy.

Eyewitnesses said military vehicles were also blocking major roads outside the city, with the ruling ZANU-PF party, led by Mr Mugabe, accusing the head of the army, General Constantino Chiwenga, of treasonable conduct.

Mr Mugabe  the only leader Zimbabwe has known in 37 years of independence  sparked a rift with the military by sacking his Vice President Emerson Mnangagwa, 75, last week. The long-serving veteran of Zimbabwes 1970s liberation wars had been viewed as a likely successor to the President.

However, his downfall appeared to pave the way for Mr Mugabes wife, Grace, to succeed her 93-year-old husband.

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23:24

Georgian and Russian Orthodox Church Vow to Jointly Resolve Abkhazian Schism "IndyWatch Feed World"

(EAN)  The governments of Georgia and Russia have no formal relations and remained locked in conflict over the breakaway territory of Abkhazia. The two countries churches, however, have announced a surprising joint diplomatic effort to repair a schism in the Abkhazian church.

On November 1 Metropolitan Ilarion, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC), met with the head of the Georgian Orthodox Church (GOC) Patriarch Ilia II. Formally, the visit was organized so Ilarion could invite Ilia to the upcoming December 4 centenary celebration of the restoration of the patriarchate in Russia.

However, the unusual visit by a high-ranking Russian clergyman soon turned to the sensitive issue of Abkhazia, the territory that broke away from Georgia in the 1990s and whose de facto government is now heavily backed by Russia.

We are ready to start work, because there are so many problems that need to be solved, Ilarion said. How many people do you think should be included in this group? Two or three will probably be enough.

Ilia II responded by announcing the creation of a new effort to speed up the resolution.

I was told that there was a split between this group Vissarion Aplia and others he said. The representative of Abkhazia came here and told me about this split.

The representative of Abkhazia was left unspecified.

The split dates from 2011, after Abkhazias New Athos monastery was seized by representatives of the Holy Metropolitanate headed by Dorofei Dbar. The other party in the conflict, which calls itself the Abkhazian Orthodox Church, is under the leadership of priest Vissarion Aplia.

Under Vissarion, the Abkhazian Orthodox Church appealed to the Moscow Patriarch for religious decisions, rather than the Georgian Orthodox Church. Under Archimandrite Dbar, the church would be autonomous from both Moscow and Tbilisi.

Archimandrite Dbar argues that the ROCs position in the matter is biased.

The Russian Orthodox Church can hardly pretend to be objective and equidistant from the conflicting parties, he said. It has long declared the Holy Metropolitanate of Abkhazia to be in schism.

The ROC, in turn, recognizes the jurisdiction of the Georgian Orthodox Church throughout the country, including Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

The Abkhazian Orthodox Church came into existence when the Sukhumi-Abkhazian Eparchy declared...

23:20

The Israel Lobby is slowly being dragged into public view "IndyWatch Feed World"

There is growing hysteria about foreign interference in US and European politics. Is it not time for western states to show as much concern about the malign influence of Israel's lobbyists as they do about Russian hackers? The scandal surrounding Priti Patel, who was forced to resign as Britain's international aid minister last week after secret meetings with Israeli officials during a "family holiday", offers a small, opaque window on the UK's powerful Israel lobby. Patel's off-the-books meetings with 12 Israelis, including prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, were organized by a British lobbyist in violation of government rules requiring careful documentation of official meetings. That is to prevent conflicts of interest and illicit lobbying by foreign powers.

23:18

Agriculture negotiations reach agreement at COP23 "IndyWatch Feed World"

In what could be the iconic decision of COP 23, negotiators in Bonn agreed to new future negotiation processes to jointly address a number of new agriculture topics, overcoming longstanding hurdles that had blocked progress on the topic in recent years.

23:14

Financial Tyranny: We the People Are the New Permanent Underclass in America "IndyWatch Feed World"

John W. Whitehead, Guest
Waking Times

When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it. Frdric Bastiat, French economist

Americans can no longer afford to get sick and theres a reason why.

Thats because a growing number of Americans are struggling to stretch their dollars far enough to pay their bills, get out of debt and ensure that if and when an illness arises, it doesnt bankrupt them.

This is a reality that no amount of partisan political bickering can deny.

Many Americans can no longer afford health insurance, drug costs or hospital bills. They cant afford to pay rising healthcare premiums, out-of-pocket deductibles and prescription drug bills.

They cant afford to live, and now they cant afford to get sick or die, either.

To be clear, my definition of affordable healthcare is different from the governments. To the government, you can afford to pay for healthcare if your income falls above the poverty line. That takes no account of rising taxes, the cost of living, the cost to clothe and feed a household, the cost of transportation and communication and education, or any of the other line items that add up to a life worth living.

As Helaine Olen points out in The Atlantic:

Just because a person is insured, it doesnt mean he or she can actually afford their doctor, hospital, pharmaceutical, and other medical bills. The point of insurance is to protect patients finances from the costs of everything from hospitalizations to prescription drugs, but out-of-pocket spending for people even with employ...

23:12

Roy Moores Popularity Among Evangelicals Exploded After Accusations He Pursued Teens "IndyWatch Feed World"

Allegations of sexual misconduct levied against Alabama GOP Senate candidate and highly contentious former conservative judge, Roy Moore that he pursued teenage women and initiated sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl while in his 30s have left the embattled politician with a rapidly dwindling support base.

Just kidding.

In fact, the accusations, culled from interviews with more than 30 people and published by the Washington Post last week all which Moore denies, categorically have instead led nearly 40 percent of Alabamas evangelical population to throw their support at his feet, asserting theyre even more likely to cast their ballot in his direction.

The Hill reports,

A JMC analytics poll found that 37 percent of evangelicals surveyed said the allegations make them more likely to vote for the GOP Senate candidate in the upcoming election.

Just 28 percent said the allegations made them less likely to vote for Moore and 34 percent said the allegations made no difference in their decision.

In all, 29 percent of respondents in the poll said the allegations against Moore would make them more likely to vote for him, compared to 38 percent overall who said the allegations would make them less likely to vote for the candidate.

According to one of the women, Moore initiated sexual contact when she was just 14 years old in 1979 and he, 32. Other women say the now twice-re...

23:08

China and the US: Comparing Leadership Selection "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US selection of leaders has virtually nothing to do with democratic processes and outcomes. It is useful to contrast this with the process in China. In most instances, Chinas selection of leaders is far more meritocratic, successful and performance-based. In both the US and China, the process lacks transparency.

US Economic, Political, and Cultural Leadership

The selection of US economic, political and cultural leaders is based on several undemocratic procedures.

1. Inheritance via family ties

2. Personal access to credit and financing

3. Political patronage

4. Lobby and elite sale and purchase of office and favors

5. Media links

6. Political repression and manipulation of electoral procedures

7. Incumbency and use of state resources

8. Ethno-religious nepotism

9. Internal party hierarchy

10. Closed party decisions (opacity)

11. Ability to keep secrets

Leaders, whether appointed, self-appointed and selected through money, media, elite networks, turn the electoral process into virtual afterthoughts in the US system. US economic leaders have increased the flow from productive profits and investments upward to the financial sector and/or outwardly overseas to tax havens.

US political leaders have increased military expenditures and wars, diverting public funds from domestic social services and welfare, diminishing domestic economic growth and markets for investment and trade.

US cultural leaders have been rewarded for defending, promoting and embellishing imperial conquests and denigrating independent nations and leaders. They have also been rewarded for promoting the most degrading and frivolous consumerism, undermining social and community cohesion.

The lack of transparency in the US selection process of leaders in major investment banks, political parties, legislative and executive offices and academia is growing at an alarming rate and with significant negative consequences: US leaders do not have to pass rigorous exams nor do they face interviews with peers with competence in their fields of work.

US business leaders are not judged by their economic and political performance. Responsibility for disastrous wars, corrupt bank bailouts, financial crises and skyrocketing health care costs do not disqualify a candidate for leadership positions.

Documented performance criteria are not the basis for selecting Congressional and Presidential leaders. The decisive factors influencing political selection are the capacity to promote elite interests, pursue imperial wars to gratify the ambitions a...

23:05

BREAKING: North Korea Just Sentenced Donald Trump To Death "IndyWatch Feed World"

By  Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Uh oh. US President Donald Trump who is somewhat famous for his relentless commentary on Twitter has offended the wrong leader. After tweeting, Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me old, when I would NEVER call him short and fat? Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend and maybe someday that will happen!, he not only offended Kim Jong-un, but the entire populace of North Korea.

According to the newspaper Rodong Sinmun, Trump hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership when he criticized Kim Jong-uns regime during his visit to South Korea. Because of this, he apparently deserves the death penalty. The editorial reads, The worst crime for which he can never be pardoned is that he dared (to) malignantly hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership. He should know that he is just a hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people.

The article went on to accuse Trump of canceling a visit to the country ruled by a dictatorship because he is too scared to face the glaring eyes of our troops. In reality, the trip was called off due to inclement weather, according to the White House.

The entire purpose of Trumps tour through Asia was to unite the continents powers against Kim. The goal, reportedly, is to end the isolated nations nuclear weapons program. While he was in South Korea, the US President denounced the regime up nort...

23:03

Lightning kills man on bicycle in Malawi "IndyWatch Feed World"

The rainy season is here and with it are the casualties. A 33 year old man in Mchinji has died after being struck by lightning. BlantyreAccording to a brother of the deceased, the man Innocent Nthere was electrocuted by lightning that struck him in the evening hours of November 11, 2017 within Mchinji Boma. Malawi24 caught up with Mchinji police spokesperson Kaitano Lubrino who confirmed about the death. Lubrino told Malawi24 that Nthere was cycling from his maize garden towards his home and at the time there was a thunderstorm.

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