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Thursday, 16 August

00:29

Madonna 60 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Of all the provocative, shocking things Madonna has done in her career, of all the chameleon-like transformations, her most radical act has simply been aging while being female. As the icon now turns 60 (her birthday is August 16), shes still as polarizing as ever and as pioneering.

Though Im a mysticism-obsessed Catholic who falls squarely in the demographic of first generation wannabes, Ive never warmed to Madonna as an artist. Not that she needs my support, but Ive always found most of her music unmemorable and her rebel act too measured and calculated. (But Ray of Light should be on every workout mix.) Yet after spending my entire adult life under the specter of her celebrity, I can also cop to at least three decades of fierce protectiveness about Madonna as well. Because any woman who makes people angry for the way she chooses to use her body, her mouthiness, her sexuality, or her age is a woman Im going to be rooting for.

If you were not around in the 80s, you might not know that one of the very first things that happened when Madonna got famous was that people called her fat. Writhing around in her videos for Burning Up, Lucky Star Holiday and Borderline, she wore her distinctively early era baggy, mostly black clothing and flashed peeks of her belly. Much like Janet Jackson, circa Control just a few years later, she faced criticism from the brand new video generation for not yet being the sculpted hardbody she would eventually become. And she never forgot that sting. When Madonna thanked MTV on its tenth anniversary, she said, You believed in me when I was chubby. In 2006, she reflected that had she come along at a later moment in pop history, I would have been too fat.When I started out, I was kind of [plump]. I would have had to get anorexia. They would have said: She is way too chubby.'

In 1985, her body became the center of attention again, when photographer Martin H. M. Schreiber peddled nude modeling photos hed shot of the now famous star six years earlier. The pics hit both Penthouse and Playboy one year after Vanessa Williams had to te...

00:25

The Dollar Liquidity Storm Is Ahead of Us "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Dollar Liquidity Storm Is Ahead of Us
by Brian Maher

It's not just Turkey, we are warned. The dollar liquidity storm is ahead of us - buckle up. Forewarned, we acknowledge Nedbank strategists Neels Heyneke and Mehul Daya for the advisory. Where will it likely strike next? Answer anon...

We begin with a brief excursion into the mysteries of the international monetary system and the Triffin dilemma. In 1959 Belgian-American economist Robert Triffin alighted upon a thumping paradox. A nation boasting a global reserve currency carries a unique burden, he observed. It must surrender partial control of its own monetary policy. It must also serve a global master. That is, it must issue a superabundance of currency to lubricate the gears of global commerce. Absent that continuous flow, the machinery could seize, and the world could sink into depression. The i......

00:22

EU commission steps up legal case against Poland "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

European Union on Tuesday stepped up its legal threats to Poland over its controversial Supreme Court reforms, giving Warsaw one month to comply or risk being hauled before the blocs top court.

The move raises the stakes in a bitter, long-running confrontation between the European Commission and Polands right-wing government over the rule of law in the former communist state.

Brussels launched so-called infringement proceedings against Warsaw on July 2 over the changes introduced by the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS), which critics say put the judicial system under government control and are a threat to Polish democracy.

The European Commission said that after carrying out a thorough analysis of Warsaws response, it had now decided to begin the second step of legal action against Poland.

The response of the Polish authorities does not alleviate the Commissions legal concerns, it said in a statement.

The Polish authorities now have one month to take the necessary measures to comply with this Reasoned Opinion. If the Polish authorities do not take appropriate measures, the Commission may decide to refer the case to the Court of Justice of the EU.

Protestors in Krakow hold a sign that reads
Protestors in Krakow hold a sign that reads Shame, depicting Law and Justice party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski CREDIT: AGENCJA GAZETA/REUTERS

Poland could face huge fines if the...

00:20

Venezuelan Landlord Arrested & Accused of Masterminding Triple Campesino Murder "IndyWatch Feed World"

The homicides in the Escondida ranch took place just hours after Maduro received a ground-breaking commission of campesino leaders at Miraflores Palace.

00:10

Qatar pledges 15 billion to Turks "IndyWatch Feed World"

Turkish President Erdoan met Aug. 15 Qatars Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani at a working lunch which was also attended by Turkeys Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak.

Turkey has engaged in a fresh diplomatic attack against the sanctions imposed by the United States with President Recep Tayyip Erdoan in talks with prominent European and Gulf countries in a bid to seek more support as the Turkish Lira falls rapidly against the U.S. dollar.

Qatars Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani paid a snap visit to the Turkish capital on Aug. 15 for talks with Erdoan after a phone exchange the two men held late Aug. 13.

Bilateral relations and regional developments were discussed in the working lunch that took more than three hours. Turkeys Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak also joined the meeting.

The Emir pledged a direct invesment worth $15 billion to Turkey, a presidential source said.

We attach importance to his visit. This visit, at the same time, is an indicator that Qatar stands with Turkey, Presidential Spokesman brahim Kaln told reporters at a press conference on Aug. 15.

Erdoan spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the late afternoon on Aug. 15, after the latter has openly backed Turkeyin its row with the U.S. that brought about political and economic sanctions. He will talk to French President Emmanuel Macron on Aug. 16, another European heavyweight.

Erdoan, Merkel discussed to improve ties: Turkish presidential source

...

00:07

KELT-9b, hottest planet where iron becomes gas "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 15 August 2018 video says about itself:

KELT-9b: This Planets Atmosphere Is so Hot It Can Vaporize Heavy Metals

Last year, astronomers made an intriguing discovery: a scorching planet, hotter than any other known to man, where dayside temperatures may exceed 4,000 Kelvin (6740 degrees Fahrenheit). That would make it hotter than many stars.

Now, further intriguing details of this unusual exoplanet, dubbed KELT-9b, have emerged.

According to a study published in the journal Nature, the planets atmosphere contains heavy metals, such as iron and titanium, which take the form of a vaporized gas because of the extreme heat.

Iron is the most abundant transition metalthose in the center of the periodic table. However, it has never been directly detected in the atmosphere of an exoplanet because it is highly refractory, meaning it has a high melting point and, therefore, requires very high temperatures to be turned into a gas.

KELT-9b, which is located around 650 light years away, belongs to a class of planets known as ultra-hot JupitersJupiter-sized exoplanets that orbit extremely close to their host stars.

KELT-9b, for example, is 30 times closer to its star, KELT-9, than the Earth is to the Sun, completing an entire orbit in just 36 hours. As a result, like other ultra-hot Jupiters, its atmosphere becomes so hot that the chemistry within resembles that of a star more than a planet.

Currently, we do not know what KELT-9s atmosphere looks like and how it can evolve under such conditions. To understand more, a team of researchers from the University of Bern created computer simulations of the planets atmosphere. These simulations predicted that it...

00:05

Young Americans dead to Capitalism "IndyWatch Feed World"

According to a new poll from Gallup, young Americans are souring on capitalism. Less than half, 45 percent, view capitalism positively. This represents a 12-point decline in young adults positive views of capitalism in just the past two years and a marked shift since 2010, when 68 percent viewed it positively, notes Gallup, which defines young Americans as those aged 18 to 29. Meanwhile, 51 percent of young people are positive about socialism. This age groups views of socialism have fluctuated somewhat from year to year, reports Gallup, but the 51 percent with a positive view today is the same as in 2010.

00:04

Manafort and His Lies at Heart of Case, Prosecution Argues "IndyWatch Feed World"

ALEXANDRIA, Va. Paul Manafort lied to keep himself flush with cash and later to maintain his luxurious lifestyle when his income dropped off, prosecutors told jurors Wednesday in closing arguments at the former Trump campaign chairmans financial fraud trial.

The governments case boils down to Mr. Manafort and his lies, prosecutor Greg Andres said.

When you follow the trail of Mr. Manaforts money, it is littered with lies, Andres said as he made his final argument that the jury should find President Donald Trumps former campaign chairman guilty of 18 felony counts.

Attorneys for Manafort, who is accused of tax evasion and bank fraud, spoke next, arguing against his guilt by saying he left the particulars of his finances to other people, including his former deputy Rick Gates.

Manaforts trial is the first to emerge from special counsel Robert Muellers Russia investigation, but it does not relate to Russian election interference or possible coordination with the Trump campaign the main topics of Muellers probe.

Neither Manafort nor Gates has been charged in connection with his Trump campaign work. But Muellers legal team says it discovered Manafort hiding millions of dollars in income as a result of the ongoing probe.

Defense attorney Richard Westling told jurors that the fact that Manafort employed a team of accountants, bookkeepers and tax preparers shows he wasnt trying to hide anything. The lawyer appeared to be trying to blunt the effect of testimony from some of the people who handled Manaforts finances, including his bookkeeper, who said he concealed offshore bank accounts and lied to them.

Westling said the evidence against Manafort has been cherry-picked by Muellers team and doesnt show jurors the full picture.

None of the banks involved reported Manaforts activities as suspicious, he said.

Westling questioned whether prosecutors had shown criminal intent by the former Trump campaign chairman, and pointed to documents and emails that the defense lawyer said may well show numerical errors or sloppy bookkeeping but no overt fraud.

During the prosecutions arguments, jurors took notes as Manafort primarily directed his gaze at a computer screen where documents were shown. The screen showed emails written by Manafort that contained some of the most damning evidence that he was aware of the fraud and not simply a victim of underlings who managed his financial affairs.

Andres highlighted one email in which he said Manafort sent an inflated statement of his income to bank officers reviewing a loan application. He highlighted another in which Manafort acknowledged his control of one of more than 30 holding companies in Cyprus that prosecutors say he used to funnel more...

00:00

Photos of 5G Tower Broadcast Array Reflect HUGE Energy Input & Frequency Output "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Wednesday, 15 August

23:59

The Islamic State has unfortunately recovered from some of its recent defeats in the battlefield and has as many as 30,000 committed members in Iraq and Syria, according to two reports by American intel "IndyWatch Feed World"

ISIS forces in Ramadi

The Islamic State has recovered from some of its recent defeats in the battlefield and has as many as 30,000 committed members in Iraq and Syria, according to two reports by American and United Nations experts. Last month, the Iraqi government announced that the war against the group, which is also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) had been won. The statement was echoed by the United States President Donald Trump, who said that the war against the militant Sunni group was 98 percent over. But now two new reports, one produced by the United States Department of Defense and the other by an expert UN panel, warn that both ISIS and al-Qaeda remain powerful, popular and dangerous in Iraq, Syria, and many other regions of the world.

The UN report was published on Monday by the organizations Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team, which is tasked with monitoring the impact of UN-imposed international sanctions. The report recognizes that ISIS has suffered unpreced...

23:45

A Mystery in the Mesosphere "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Dr.Tony Phillips

August 15, 2018: This summer, something strange has been happening in the mesosphere. The mesosphere is a layer of Earths atmosphere so high that it almost touches space. In the rarefied air 83 km above Earths surface, summertime wisps of water vapor wrap themselves around speck of meteor smoke. The resulting swarms of ice crystals form noctilucent clouds (NLCs), which can be seen glowing in the night sky at high latitudes.

And, no, thats not the strange thing.

Northern sky watchers have grown accustomed to seeing these clouds every summer in recent years. They form in May, intensify in June, and ultimately fade in July and August. This year, however, something different happened. Instead of fading in late July, the clouds exploded with unusual luminosity. Kairo Kiitsak observed this outburst on July 26th from Simuna, Estonia:

Kairo-Kiitsak-DSC_0943_1532595355

It was a mind-blowing display, says Kiitsak. The clouds were visible for much of the night, with intense ripples for 3 hours.

Other observers saw similar displays in July and then, in August, the clouds persisted. During the first half of August 2018, reports of NLCs to Spaceweather.com have tripled compared to the same period in 2017. The clouds refuse to go away.

Researchers at the University of Colorado may have figured out why. There has been an unexpected surge of water vapor in the mesosphere, says Lynn Harvey of  Colorados Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP). July went out like a lion!

This plot, which Harvey prepared using data from NASAs satellite-based Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) instrum...

23:41

Let This Be the End of Austerity Once and for All "IndyWatch Feed World"

In 2014, Portugal stood on the brink. Its economy had collapsed amid Europes debt crisis, and unemployment had doubled. As part of a bailout program with the International Monetary Fund, which had leant the country 78 billion euros ($90 billion) in 2011, its government imposed drastic cuts to wages, pensions and social security.

But then a remarkable thing happened. Rather than bow to the demands of its European debtors, the Portuguese government elected to reinvest in its public sector, restoring salaries and benefits to their pre-crisis levels. Four years later, the results speak for themselves.

The governments U-turn, and willingness to spend, had a powerful effect, writes The New York Times Liz Alderman. Creditors railed against the move, but the gloom that had gripped the nation through years of belt-tightening began to lift. Business confidence rebounded. Production and exports began to take off.

Its recovery remains fragile, with unions lobbying for more public spending to reduce inequality. Still, Portugals reversal of fortune would appear to confirm what the 2008 financial crisis made abundantly clear: Austeritythe process of reducing government deficits through a combination of tax increases and spending cutsis not just a failure on a human level but a policy level as well. As Ryan Cooper argues this week in The Week, in the great economic battle of the past decade, the winner is the tried and truein a rout.

The anti-Keynesian forces have been proved conclusively mistaken on every single argument, he writes. Their refusal to pick up what amounted to a multiple-trillion-dollar bill sitting on the sidewalk is the greatest mistake of economic policy analysis since 1929 at least.

In the wake of the Great Recession, which saw unemployment balloon to 10 percent, Republican politicians and prominent neoliberals alike attacked the notion that the Obama stimulus package would revive the nations economy. Their objections ranged from concerns about hyperinflation to a belief that unemployment was structural to concern about a skills gap in the jobs market. Coopers latest column lines them up and knocks them down, one by one.

Economists Alberto Alesina and Silvia Ardagna outlined a theory of expansionary austerity, arguing that governments could increase taxes, cut spending, and grow strongly, Cooper notes. Meanwhile, economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff demonstrated an apparent trigger point of a 90 percent debt-to-GDP level beyond which more borrowing would cause economic stagnation.

These economists, to borrow a phrase from the neoconservative Irving Kristol, were soon mugged by...

23:40

New Mexico Black Muslim Militants Get Bail In Child Soldier Training Camp Case "IndyWatch Feed World"

Five black adults charged in a case that involves them keeping 11 living children and at least one dead child in a New Mexico desert training camp have received bail (archived, archived). The alleged purpose of the training camp was to prepare black muslim militants as child soldiers to conduct school shootings. One camp leader, Siraj Wahhaj, remains in custody due to an outstanding warrant from Georgia relating to a domestic dispute.

23:30

How Silencing of Dissent in Science Impacts Woman. The Gardasil Story "IndyWatch Feed World"

Source: http://file.scirp.org/Html/4-1990116_80023.htm

How Silencing of Dissent in Science Impacts Woman. The Gardasil Story

Leonard F. Vernon

Spartanburg, USA

Copyright 2017 by author and Scientific Research Publishing Inc. Read More

23:30

U.S. Can Legally Propagandize Its Own Citizens "IndyWatch Feed World"

The head of the NSA says that the United States is engaged in a war of weaponized information with China and Russia but what about the fact that it is legal for the U.S. government to propagandize its own people?

Lets give it a Reality Check.

23:25

Black Americans Arent Buying Omarosas Turn Against Trump "IndyWatch Feed World"

WASHINGTON For years, Omarosa Manigault Newman stood at Donald Trumps side, making her deeply unpopular with African-Americans who see her as a sellout for aligning herself with a president who has hurled one insult after another at black people.

Her falling out with Trump and her decision to call him a racist as she sells her new book and in turn, his calling her a dog have not been enough for many African-Americans to invite her back to the family picnic.

Too little, too late, many said.

Her tell-all mea culpa wont win her any brownie points with most blacks, said Earl Ofari Hutchinson, author of the book Why Black Lives Do Matter. Their loathing of Omarosa is virtually frozen in stone. Shes still roundly lambasted as a two-bit opportunist, a racial sellout and an ego-driven hustler.

Few in the black community immediately rushed to defend Manigault Newman after she wrote a book titled Unhinged about her time in the White House. It paints a damning picture of Trump, claiming without evidence that tapes exist of him using the N-word as he filmed The Apprentice reality series, on which she co-starred.

She has since stepped up her attacks on Trump as she promotes her book, telling The Associated Press on Tuesday that the president is a racist, a misogynist, a bigot.

I want to see this nation united as opposed to divided, she said. I dont want to see a race war, as Donald Trump does.

The deep hostility that African-Americans harbor for Manigault Newman stems largely from her defense of the president or her public silence as he repeatedly attacked the American citizenship of former President Barack Obama; insulted various minority groups and described some African nations as shithole countries. He has also insulted prominent blacks like U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters and NBA superstar LeBron James, said that many sides are to blame for the violence at last years white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and ripped African-American athletes for protesting racial injustice.

As the highest-profile African-American on the White House staff, she pushed back on accusations that Trump was racist. She once told PBS Frontline, Every critic, every detractor will have to bow down under President Trump.

In the book, Manigault Newman suggests she joined Trumps campaign despite the misgivings she said she had about her longtime friend and mentor after an arrangement to join Democrat Hillary Clintons campaign fell through and left her feeling spurned.

She writes that Trump and his campaign were eager for my help and she wanted to experience working on a campaign at a high level. And, since Trump had little chance of winning, it would be no harm, no foul for me to have worked...

23:23

The filthiest food you can eat, yet most think its the healthiest "IndyWatch Feed World"

While health agencies make a big stink about unsterilized foods such as raw organic milk, the food associated with the greatest number of foodborne illnesses is factory farmed chicken. According to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics, there were 5,760 reported foodborne outbreaks between 2009 and 2015, resulting in 100,939 illnesses, 5,699 []

The post The filthiest food you can eat, yet most think its the healthiest appeared first on Health Nut News.

23:19

SOTT FOCUS: Is There a Hidden Hand Behind The 'Clash of Civilizations' in Europe? "IndyWatch Feed World"

In my last article titled "Immigration, Crimes and propaganda", I suggested that a 'clash of civilizations' is being engineered in Europe. This conflict is manufactured by radicalizing two opposing populations: the White European natives that are encouraged to reject any form of immigration, and the migrant populations that are encouraged to reject any manifestation of white European civilization. To reach such a goal, five complementary operations are being conducted: Wars waged by the West against predominantly Muslim countries The ISIS threat and the false flag terror attacks attributed to it The open border policy that prevails in the EU The radicalizing of migrant population through fundamentalist forms of Islam The radicalizing of native populations through ultra-nationalist ideologies. Is a clash of civilizations really engineered, or is it just the result of spontaneous human tendencies towards hate, violence and racism? One factor that strongly argues for the former is the documented involvement of a few related groups in each of the five complementary operations listed above. In addition, as we will see below, these few groups would directly benefit from a 'clash of civilizations' occurring in Europe.

23:17

Pepe Escobar: The Caspian sails towards Eurasia integration "IndyWatch Feed World"

The five states surrounding the sea - Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan - have reached difficult compromises on sovereign and exclusive rights as well as freedom of navigation The long-awaited deal on the legal status of the Caspian Sea signed on Sunday in the Kazakh port of Aktau is a defining moment in the ongoing, massive drive towards Eurasia integration. Up to the early 19th century, the quintessentially Eurasian body of water - a connectivity corridor between Asia and Europe over a wealth of oil and gas - was exclusive Persian property. Imperial Russia then took over the northern margin. After the break up of the USSR, the Caspian ended up being shared by five states; Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan. Very complex negotiations went on for almost two decades. Was the Caspian a sea or a lake? Should it be divided between the five states into separate, sovereign tracts or developed as a sort of condominium? Slowly but surely, the five states reached difficult compromises on sovereign and exclusive rights; freedom of navigation; "freedom of access of all the vessels from the Caspian Sea to the world's oceans and back" - in the words of a Kazakh diplomat; pipeline installation; and crucially, on a military level, the certitude that only armed forces from the five littoral states should be allowed in Caspian waters. No wonder then that President Putin, in Aktau, described the deal in no uncertain terms as having "epoch-making significance."

23:16

This SW Florida school district found lead in its water. It didnt tell parents for a year. "IndyWatch Feed World"

An investigation by the Tampa Bay Times has found that the Hillsborough County School District knew about high levels of lead in some of their schools drinking water for more than a year and yet, didnt say a word to parents. Instead, the district announced their results three days after the Times started asking []

The post This SW Florida school district found lead in its water. It didnt tell parents for a year. appeared first on Health Nut News.

23:15

Call for withdrawal of Cochrane HPV vaccine review "IndyWatch Feed World"

For the attention of:
Dr David Tovey
Editor in Chief
Cochrane
 
 

Dr Tovey, the recently published Cochrane HPV vaccine review[1] is severely compromised and cannot be trusted due to the conflicts of interest of authors on the original protocol and the final review document. Read More

23:15

DARPA Wants to Reinvent Electronics "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Joseph P. Farrell

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, or as we like to refer to it here, following a suggestion of Mr. J.B., the Diabolically Apocalyptic Research Projects Agency, has a plan to reinvent electronics, and specifically, the computer chip, and even to reinvent the way chip innovations are done. Mr. R.M. shared this story by Martin Giles from the MIT Technology Review, and theres something in it that caught my eye, particularly in view of yesterdays end-of-the-twig high octane speculation about steam locomotives and Union Pacifics heritage fleet of steam engines.

Heres the story:

DARPA has an ambitious $1.5 billion plan to reinvent electronics

Theres the usual DARPA boilerplate about not only engineering, but engineering how engineering is done:

One project aims to radically reduce the time it takes to create a new chip design, from years or months to just a day, by automating the process with machine learning and other tools so that even relatively inexperienced users can create high-quality designs.

No one yet knows how to get a new chip design completed in 24 hours safely without human intervention, says Andrew Kahng of the University of California, San Diego, whos leading one of the teams involved. This is a fundamentally new approach were developing.

Were trying to engineer the craft brewing revolution in electronics, says William Chappell, the head of the DARPA office that manages the ERI program. The agency hopes that the automated design tools will inspire smaller companies without the resources of giant chip makers, just as specialized brewers in the US have innovated alongside the beer industrys giants.

But then there was something that caught my eye, implying that DARPA wants an entirely new type of chip architecture:

Another ERI project will explore ways in which novel circuit integration schemes can eliminate, or at least greatly reduce, the need to shift data around. The ultimate goal is to effectively embed computing power in memory, which could lead to dramatic increases in performance.

On the chip architecture front, DARPA wants to create hardware and software that can be reconfigured in real time to handle more general tasks or specialized ones such as specific artificial-intelligence applications. Today, multiple chips are needed, driving up complexity and cost.

Some of DAR...

23:09

Perspectives on the August 12 Anti-Fascist Mobilization in DC : Two Interviews with Organizers "IndyWatch Feed World"

On August 12, Charlottesville fascist Jason Kessler attempted to hold the sequel to last years Unite the Right rally in Washington, DC. It did not go well for him. In the end, 2000 police struggled to protect two dozen fascists from thousands of anti-fascists and other foes of tyranny. To get some perspective on these events, we spoke with David Thurstonarts director for No Justice No Pride, a member of the steering committee of the DMVs Movement for Black Lives, and a core organizer with Resist Thisand also with an anonymous anarchist involved in organizing the anti-fascist bloc, among other aspects of the mobilization. The interview follows our comments below.

The US government spent $2.6 million to force the fascist rally upon the people of Washington, DC. Lets do the math: thats over $100,000 per fascist for a rally that lasted at hour at most. Would the US spend anything like that to protect a rally organized by any other sector of the population? On the contrary, when anarchists and other advocates of liberation organize public events, the government usually invests millions of dollars in repressing us, even illegally. This shows what a farce the free speech defense of fascist recruiting drives isthis is not an abstract question of rights, but a concrete matter of the US government asymmetrically investing resources in promoting the spread of fascism.

To put a number on it, then, the kind of free speech that enabled Kessler and his like to recruit someone to murder Heather Heyer is worth $100,000 per hour per fascist to the US government. Thats your tax dollars at work.

We were especially inspired by the fierceness with which the black population of DC turned out to face down the police and fascists on August 12. We have some questions about whether it makes sense for anarchists to act separately in a distinct anti-fascist contingent when other sectors of the population are mobilizing so courageously and assertively. It might be more effective for some anarchists to seek to connect with other rebels on the street, in order to bring about an interchange of tactics and ideas. Hopefully, this is already taking place.

Weve seen some alarmist commentary on the clashesfor example, from the person who posted the following video. Permit us to repeat that the US government is forcibly extorting money from its population to fund the violent imposition of fascist rallies on communities that only stand to suffer from...

23:06

Elizabeth Warren Unveils Bold New Legislation to Curb Corporate Greed "IndyWatch Feed World"

Taking aim at the heart of Americas toxic economic status quowhich has over the past several decades produced soaring corporate profits and CEO pay while keeping workers wages stagnantSen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced legislation on Wednesday that would give workers a stronger voice in the decision-making of major businesses and put an end to corporations single-minded commitment to maximizing shareholder value at the expense of employees.

Because the wealthiest 10 percent of U.S. households own 84 percent of American-held shares, the obsession with maximizing shareholder returns effectively means Americas biggest companies have dedicated themselves to making the rich even richer, Warren noted in a Wall Street Journal op-ed outlining her new measure. For the past 30 years we have put the American stamp of approval on giant corporations, even as they have ignored the interests of all but a tiny slice of Americans. We should insist on a new deal.

Tracing what she terms the shareholder value maximization ideology to the work of influential right-wing economist Milton Friedmanwho argued that corporations have a social responsibility to put profits ahead of all other objectives, including public health, worker safety, and environmental protectionWarren argues that corporate Americas unwavering prioritization of shareholder returns has produced a system in which workers arent getting what theyve earned.

To address this fundamental inequity and establish a system in which prosperity is broadly shared rather than hoarded at the very top, Warrens billofficially titled the Accountable Capitalism Actwould:

  • Require American corporations that bring in over a billion dollars in annual revenue to obtain a federal charter, which would force companies to consider the interests of all corporate stakeholders, including workers, customers, and communities;
  • Give workers the power to elect at least 40 percent of corporate board members;
  • Ban corporations from making political expenditures without the approval of 75 percent of its directors and shareholders; and
  • Allow the federal government to revoke a corporations charter if it engages in illegal behavior.

Theres a fundamental problem with our economy. For decades, American workers have he...

23:03

Seattle police sergeant sentenced to 23 years for repeatedly raping his own children "IndyWatch Feed World"

In case after horrifying case, those in positions of power are exposed for their crimes, showing how these positions often attract society's worst. One recent example of this is a police sergeant in Seattle being found guilty this year for the repeated rape and molestation of his own daughters. Daniel Amador, 46, has now finally been sentenced and he will spend the next 23 years behind bars for his crimes. In June, he was detained after a jury found him guilty of first-degree child molestation, second-degree child rape, third-degree child rape and first-degree incest. According to the court documents, this vile top cop routinely raped his older daughter, known in court papers as A.B., about five times a week and also molested his younger daughter, C.A.

23:00

4 Young Girls Fought Off Their Attacker With Coffee "IndyWatch Feed World"

A would-be kidnapper was foiled by a group of brave young girls who fought off the assailant with punches, kicks, and coffee.  With all of the studies coming out saying how good coffee is for your health, heres one more.

Bruce Hipkins assumed that the four girls he intended to kidnap would be easy targets. According to Newser, Hipkins say the four girls, ages 11, 12, 13, and 14 leaving a gas station convenience store in Millington, Michigan, and approached them saying Youre coming with me, as he grabbed the face of one of the girls.

He said, Youre coming with me. And like, he grabbed my face, 11-year-old Allison Eickhoff told WJRT. Seeing that your little sister was going to get taken is very scary, said Allisons 13-year-old sister, Lauren, who fought back.  Lauren used the only weapons she had: her fists and a steaming hot cup of coffee. I grabbed my drink and chucked it at his head, then punched him in the head, she says.

As Lauren continued to fight Hipkins, the other three girls joined in kicking and punching him until he released the 13-year-old.  He then grabbed another girl by the hair but was again kicked and hit by the girls until he let her go and fled on foot, the police said, according to news reports.

Hipkins was arrested after the girls escaped and called for help from a nearby inn as their attacker fled. Police say surveillance video shows him watching the girls inside the convenience store before following them out. Theyd crossed a street to avoid him in what Millington Police Chief Jason Oliver calls the first of many right moves. They did what they needed to do, he says. Hipkins is currently in Tuscola County Jail on a $250,000 bond. Per USA Today, hes wearing a coffee-stained T-shirt in a booking photo. (See above)

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23:00

THE STRANGENESS OF THE CALIFORNIA FIRES "IndyWatch Feed World"

Today I want to talk about those fires in California... Every now and then, I do come across a video that intrigues me(this time []

The post THE STRANGENESS OF THE CALIFORNIA FIRES appeared first on Giza Death Star.

23:00

Will Unapproved Opinions Be Censored Off the Internet? "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Stefan Gleason

False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter circulated by honest people who perpetuate the crime without knowing what they are doing. Joseph de Maistre

You wouldnt be reading this if you didnt value alternative points of view. After all, you could easily click your mouse right now to CNBC, CNN, or The New York Times for conventional news and opinion.

The fact that you have the slightest ability to bypass big medias biased filters makes them and their ideological allies furious.

Some members of Congress who clearly dont like the spirit of the First Amendment are working with Internet gatekeepers at Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Apple (now a trillion-dollar corporation) to try to prevent you from accessing information they havent approved.

Silicon Valley executives recently appeared before Congress, where several representatives called for big tech to implement more aggressive restrictions on hate speech and conspiracy theories.

Shortly thereafter one of their main targets, alternative media personality Alex Jones, had his Facebook account suspended, multiple videos removed from YouTube, and podcasts deleted from streaming services.

Has Jones made some controversial claims over the years? Sure.

But he has also hosted top-notch experts on his program who are willing to speak inconvenient truths about our monetary system, about market manipulation, about the globalist agenda.

Among his guests have been Gerald Celente and Jim Rickards (both of whom have appeared multiple times on the Money Metals podcast), former Congressman Ron Paul, and even Donald Trump (early in his presidential run).

Its pretty safe to say that Donald Trump would never have become GOP Nominee Trump let alone President Trump without the sizeable backing he got on alternative media and social media platforms.

Now many of his supporters are being de-platformed and shadow banned by social media CEOs who were in the bag for Hillary Clinton.

This is only a preview of whats to come in the event that big tech and big media titans help install a new Congressional majority this fall and perhaps a new President in 2020. Our once free and open Internet could become as centrally controlled and censored as it is in Communist China.

Yes, we still have the First Amendment. But...

22:54

Another step toward de-dollarization "IndyWatch Feed World"

I have opined and written about the trend towards de-dollarization before, but with the latest US -Turkish spat it has hit the wallets, mattresses and markets of a number of countries, be they aligned with Washington or not. One thing they all have in common was that in this recent era of low cost available money, many happily fed at the US dollar trough. This serves as a further albeit loud example to many nations for the need to diversify to an extent away from the greenback, or risk being caught up in its volatile, sudden and unpredictably risky increasingly politicized directions. The Dollar and the geopolitical winds from Washington are today as never before openly being used as policy, which can be called the "carrot and stick", a distinctly Pavlovian approach. Sadly, few if any can make out where or what the carrot is in this recent US worldview branding.

22:52

Worst floods in a century kill 67 across Kerala state in India "IndyWatch Feed World"

The state's chief minister says there is "unprecedented flood havoc" in Kerala - a magnet for millions of tourists each year. Sixty-seven people have been killed over the past week in the worst floods to hit India's Kerala state in nearly a century. At least 25 died on Wednesday, with the disaster management authority saying that the number is likely to increase. Tourists, who flock to the southern state for its beaches, scenic landscapes and tea plantations, have been warned to stay away from many popular areas because of flooding. The Sabarimala hill shrine is threatened by rising river levels in nearby Pampa River - the Hindu pilgrimage centre attracts around 45 million people a year.

22:45

Rainn Wilson Deletes Several Satanic, Pedophilia Laced Tweets "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Haley Kennington

Tweets have surfaced on Reddit from actor Rainn Wilsons account that mention eating human baby meat, draining blood from a child and the scarification of virgins.

Rainn Wilson is an actor best known for his role in The Office as Dwight Schrute where he was also a writer. Wilson currently lives in Los Angeles with his fiction writer wife, Holiday Reinhorn, but they also happen to run a foundation in Haiti for disadvantaged girls named Lide Haiti.

The now deleted tweets are quite grotesque:

WARNING, these are graphic:

What about human baby meat? RT what should i eat for dinner? i am thinking pasta?! (via @heidimontag)-Jan 26 2010

Little concerned this morning, found blood in my urine. Well, not my urine. The baby urine I wash my hair with. -Oct 24 2011

I would totally f*ck a muppet.- Aug 30 2011

Beautiful day for the ritual scarification of a virgin! -July 9 2011

Joke: How many clowns does it take to screw in a lightbulb? A: Twelve. One to screw it in and eleven to kidnap and chew on human babies. -Nov 12 2009

If you want to punish a teenager, simply take away their cellphone! And sodomize them with it.-Sept 2 2011

The Catholic Church should set up a program where all the abused little kids are allowed to molest the priests.-Mar 26 2010

I drained the blood out of a goth kid. Does that make me a goth by proxy?-Oct 7 2011.

The tweets have been deleted, but were archived in the comment thread of a tweet belonging to YouTube personality Jordan Sather (@Jordan_Sather_).

Big League Politics spoke with Sather and he was unaware of the photo collage and was unsure which tweet it had been left on.

The mass deletion of Tweets, James Gunn style, makes one wonder if Wilson used NBC News advice on how to get rid of all those pesky satanic and pedophilia laced tweets:

22:43

What the U.S. Can Learn From a Tiny Republic in the Caucasus "IndyWatch Feed World"

If my UCLA students are representative of the country at large, virtually no one outside of the Armenian diaspora has ever heard of the Republic of Artsakh or the geopolitical conflict surrounding its existence. This is probably unsurprising; millions of Americans have little interest in matters that have no direct impact upon their lives or those of their families, and generally pay scant attention to events in the Caucasus. But perhaps they should.

During a recent visit to Artsakh (formerly known as Nagorno-Karabakh), I spoke to governmental officials, current legislators, diplomats and former acting President Georgi Petrosyan, all of whom offered unique insight into the fledgling democratic republic. Between presentations for government and university officials, I also had the opportunity to experience some of the vibrant culture the beleaguered young nation has to offer.

The history of the now independent, if still unrecognized, country traces to the early days of the Soviet Union. Artsakh has long been an integral part of Armenia, and its population is almost entirely Armenian. But Josef Stalin ceded its lands in 1921 to the administration of Soviet Azerbaijan.

Stalin had been commissioner of nationalities before laying claim to full dictatorial powers in the Soviet Union. His reasoning in carving up Armenia was to foster closer relations between Turkey and the Bolshevik regime following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire after World War I. Armenia and Azerbaijan would soon become constituent parts of the Soviet Union, but the latter remained tied to Turkey through religion and language. Delivering Nagorno-Karabakhnow Artsakhto Azerbaijan was no more than a calculated political decision that discounted the will of the regions people.

Throughout the Soviet era, Artsakh maintained semi-autonomous status within Azerbaijan. Still, its Armenian residents overwhelmingly desired reunification with their mother country. Armenians in Azerbaijan were regularly subjected to discrimination and violence, but conflict between the Armenian people and the Azerbaijani authorities remained largely dormant up until perestroikathe restructure and reform policies promoted by Communist Party General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev in the mid-1980s.

Gorbachevs embrace of glasnostthe airing of the nations social and economic problemscatalyzed Armenian attempts to bring the persecution of their people to the attention of the international community. The Karabakh movements massive demonstrations in the city of Yerevan in February 1988 were part of a larger push for independence throughout Eastern Europe as the Soviet empire began to crumble. Its ultimate goal? To unite the region with Armenia.

On Dec. 10, 1991, Artsakh held a referendum in which an overwhelming maj...

22:30

Clif High & Heidi Vandenberg Discuss #QAnon, Deep State & More! "IndyWatch Feed World"

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22:27

Pakistan's Senate body passes bill for ban on smoking in cinemas "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Senate Standing Committee on Health on Friday passed a legislative bill calling for a ban on smoking in cinemas across the country. The Senate committee, which met at Parliament Lodges with Senator Mian Mohammad Ateeq Sheikh in the chair, passed the bill titled The West Pakistan Prohibition of Smoking in Cinema Houses (repeal) Bill, 2018. The meeting also discussed various issues related to the health ministry, including the nominations for an upcoming WHO conference on health in Geneva. Retired Maj Gen Salman Ali, a representative of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) gave a briefing about the college.

22:27

Market Talk- August 15, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

It was good to see a healthy 2.28% bounce in the Nikkei today, especially after yesterdays 2% decline. Unfortunately, some of this was at the expense of the currency as the Yen lost 0.5% back to a 111 handle. The currency drop helped exporters recover some of yesterdays losses, but there is still plenty of room to go just yet. Summer trading is distorting much of this play, so worth keeping an eye on a cross-section of core and emerging market currencies to understand if is USD strength or country specific. ASX also recovered 0.75% today helped by exporters and commodities. China closed down with losses for both the Hang Seng -0.6% and Shanghai -0.17%, with many losses being generated from Hong Kongs tech sector. SENSEX traded well for much of the day and even saw s small recovery in the INR successfully rejecting the 70 handle for now anyway! India will be closed Wednesday for independence day.

European indices spent much of the day watching Turkey and its markets. The initial confidence from Asia, soon wore-off as Turkey tested the days lows and Europe failed to trade on strong German data. Yes, the Lira recovered well (+8%), but there is plenty of talk that intervention and short-covering is only temporary. There were rumours also that Turkey is seeking help from its neighbours, but these went unqualified. In late US trading the talk is that the demand for dollars grows by the day and that certainly looked the case as the Euro, GBP and Yen are all trading on the days lows. There is even talk that some countries have been liquidating gold to restock US Dollar supplies. UK saw its lowest unemployment number in 40 years, but the early Sterling rally was soon turned on the persistent USD bid.

Core US markets traded from strength to strength today as sentiment appeared to recover and cash is put to work. There has been and still is, considerable monies sitting on the side-lines waiting for confidence to be gained. As core indices return to record highs, this is again starting to take the crown of the most hated bull market yet again! Whilst many call for a correction we again see new highs being achieved. This weeks and month end numbers will be closely watched even as summer trading volumes misleads ma...

22:26

How did we get here? The surprising origins of the new age of obesity "IndyWatch Feed World"

It's not that we're eating more, that we exercise less, or that we lack willpower. The shaming of overweight people has to stop. When I saw the photograph I could scarcely believe it was the same country. A picture of Brighton beach in 1976, featured in the Guardian a few weeks ago, appeared to show an alien race. Almost everyone was slim. I mentioned it on social media, then went on holiday. When I returned, I found that people were still debating it. The heated discussion prompted me to read more. How have we grown so far, so fast? To my astonishment, almost every explanation proposed in the thread turned out to be untrue. Unfortunately, there is no consistent obesity data in the United Kingdom before 1988, at which point the incidence was already rising sharply. But in the United States, the figures go back further. They show that, by chance, the inflection point was more or less 1976. Suddenly, at around the time that the photograph was taken, people started becoming fatter - and the trend has continued ever since. Comment: Unlikely that it's just a coincidence that the US FDA designated high fructose corn syrup as 'generally recognized as safe' (GRAS) in 1976. From Wikipedia: After being classified as generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1976,[24] HFCS began to replace sucrose as the main sweetener of soft drinks in the United States. At the same time, rates of obesity rose. That correlation, in combination with laboratory research and epidemiological studies that suggested a link between consuming large amounts of fructose and changes to various proxy health measures, including elevated blood triglycerides, size and type of low-density lipoproteins, uric acid levels, and weight, raised concerns about health effects of HFCS itself.[17]

22:19

Bumblebee digs hole, video "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 8 August 2018 video shows a red-tailed bumblebee digging a hole at the foot of a birch tree.

Havas in the Netherlands made this video.

22:16

Italian PM Salvini says EU deficit reduction rules limit infrastructure spending which risks lives "IndyWatch Feed World"

Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has laid the blame for the Genoa bridge collapse on the European Union, saying that spending restrictions has limited the country's investment in its infrastructure. Salvini, the leader of the eurosceptic Northern League, told reporters in Sicily that the fall of the 100-meter-long stretch of the A10 motorway in the port city on Tuesday showed that budgetary strictures imposed by the EU are putting lives of Italians at risk. "If external constraints prevent us from spending to have safe roads and schools, then it really calls into question whether it makes sense to follow these rules," said Salvini, according to Reuters. "There can be no tradeoff between fiscal rules and the safety of Italians." At least 35 people are reported to have died in the incident. The bridge, known as the Ponte Morandi, was built in the late 1960s and has undergone various redevelopment works over the years. The director of motorway operator Autostrade said the collapse of the bridge was impossible to predict, but its design has come in for criticism in the past.

22:11

No exceptions: Chain-smoking Italian manager of Chelsea Football Club comes to terms with UK's totalitarian anti-smoking culture "IndyWatch Feed World"

Maurizio Sarri, recently appointed as Antonio Conte's replacement at Stamford Bridge, was known for smoking on the sidelines while at Napoli but was forced to find a workaround because of the smoking ban at EPL stadiums. Sarri, the 59-year-old Italian charged with resurrecting a Chelsea side which fell stagnant during the stewardship of former head coach Antonio Conte, started his Premiership career with a 3-0 win away to Huddersfield Town in the first round of games of the new English season this weekend. The Italian, famous for indulging his tobacco habit on the touchlines of the grounds in Serie A, has been forced to abide by rules governing English stadiums which forbid smoking - and he apparently did so by chewing unlit cigarettes during his Premiership debut.

22:06

Worlds oldest cheese discovery in Egypt "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from Italy says about itself:

Farmer Follows Ancient Roman Recipe To Make Cheese From the Milk of Endangered Goats

6 June 2018

This Sicilian farmer produces artisan vegetarian cheeses by following ancient Roman recipes. His cheese is made from the milk of endangered Girgentana goats currently, there are only about 1300 of these goats left in the world. He uses vegetable rennet instead of animal rennet, which is taken from the stomach of the animals, which makes his cheeses purely vegetarian.

From the American Chemical Society:

Worlds oldest cheese found in Egyptian tomb

August 15, 2018

Aging usually improves the flavor of cheese, but thats not why some very old cheese discovered in an Egyptian tomb is drawing attention. Instead, its thought to be the most ancient solid cheese ever found, according to a study published in ACS journal Analytical Chemistry.

The tomb of Ptahmes, mayor of Memphis in Egypt during the 13th century BC, was initially unearthed in 1885. After being lost under drifting sands, it was rediscovered in 2010, and archeologists found broken jars at the site a few years later. One jar contained a solidified whitish mass, as well as canvas fabric that might have covered the jar or been used to preserve its contents. Enrico Greco and colleagues wanted to analyze the whitish substance to determine its identity.

After dissolving the sample, the researchers purified its protein constituents and analyzed them with liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry. The peptides detected by these techniques show the sample was a dairy product made from cow milk and sheep or goat milk. The characteristics of the canvas fabric, which indicate it was suitable for containing a solid rather than a liquid, and the absence of other specific markers, support the conclusion that the dairy product was a solid cheese.

Other peptides in...

22:01

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

The corpse of a humpback whale washed up on Ocean Shores Beach, Washington, on Aug. 11, possibly killed by getting wrapped up in fishing lines. The whale had been floating offshore for a few days, monitored by scientists from the nonprofit Cascadia Research Center (CRC). Commercial fishing gear is a deadly hazard for marine mammals. Fishermen leave lines and nets extending across miles of ocean, which whales cannot see. Whales become entangled and can drown, or can get deeply lacerated by the lines as they thrash in an effort to get free. According to CRC researcher John Calambokidis, more than a dozen whales have died by entanglement so far this year.

22:00

Robert Steele: Something Wicked This Way Comes Fake News False Flag Deep State Death Rattle "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Robert David Steele

Hats Off to State of the Nation and Mike Adams of Natural News  for two excellent summaries of how mainstream and social media fake news, the digital assassination of Alex Jones, Mike Adams and tens of thousands of conservative voices by the ADL (the Zionist secret police and trusted flaggers for #GoogleGestapo yes, we note the irony), and a possible false flag event are all converging as we approach Election Day 2018.

Something Wicked Comes This WayBy Election Day

Censorship PURGE points to imminent false flag violence before mid-term elections bigger than 9/11?

The goal: suppress all right of center votes, mobilize all left of center votes and the 47% who did not vote in 2016. My concern: President Trump is not engaging with the 99%, not confronting the Deep State on 9/11 and the many domestic false flag operations; not creating his own two-way Trump Truth Channel and public information ecology; not pressing for #UNRIG the Election Reform Act which would at a minimum mandate (and pay for) paper ballots counted publicly on site. If there is a major false flag event I predict it will be in Chicago where Rahm Emanuel, ubber-Zionist, can be trusted to do a Rudy Guliani and completely cover up the Deep State / Zionist contruction of the false flag or in Los Angeles, where there are so many pedophiles beholden to the Deep State that both law enforcement and the media will be easily controlled.

This from an Alert Reader:

Boston Globe calls on US newspapers to target Trump in coordinated attack | 11 Aug 2018 | The Boston Globe is calling on newspapers across the country to publish editorials taking a stand against President Trumps repeated attacks on the media. The Associated Press reported Friday that the Globe is calling for the editorial boards of other newspapers to publish editorials on...

21:55

Loud boom reported by hundreds in Canberra, Australia remains a mystery "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Did anyone hear that loud bang?" It's the post that inevitably sparks sarcasm and ridicule on social media, but on Sunday night, it was instead curiosity that dominated the conversation in Canberra community Facebook groups. Hundreds of people reported hearing what sounded like an explosion, described as "a huge echoing boom", somewhere around Holt about 9.03pm. Many said it shook their houses, while others described seeing an orange flash at the same time and shared images from their CCTV cameras. While there is no shortage of reports, there are so far no answers on what caused the mysterious bang.

21:54

What happens when powerful people get scared? Censorship "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Only the weak hit the fly with a hammer." - Bangambiki Habyarimana Anyone who tells you the recent escalation of censorship by U.S. tech giants is merely a reflection of private companies making independent decisions is either lying or dangerously ignorant. In the case of Facebook, the road from pseudo-platform to willing and enthusiastic tool of establishment power players is fairly straightforward. It really got going earlier this year when issues surrounding egregious privacy violations in the case of Cambridge Analytica (stuff that had been going on for years) could finally be linked to the Trump campaign. It was at this point that powerful and nefarious forces spotted an opportunity to leverage the company's gigantic influence in distributing news and opinion for their own ends. Rather than hold executives to account and break up the company, the choice was made to commandeer and weaponize the platform. This is where we stand today. Let's not whitewash history though. These tech companies have been compliant, out of control government snitches for a long time. Thanks to Edward Snowden, we're aware of the deep and longstanding cooperation between these lackeys and U.S. intelligence agencies in the realm of mass surveillance. As such, the most recent transformation of these companies into full fledged information gatekeepers should be seen in its proper context; merely as a dangerous continuation and expansion of an already entrenched reality.

21:53

This New Disease Could Kill 900 Million People And Were Completely Unprepared "IndyWatch Feed World"

Researchers at John Hopkins University have simulated the spread of a new illness and their simulation has revealed some quite terrifying things. This shows just how easy it would be for a new pathogen to literally kill off a massive amount of us.

This simulation was designed to go over the spread of a new type of parainfluenza. This being referred to as Clade X. It is important to note that the pathogen was not markedly more dangerous than any real illnesses at all. Basically, the scenario was built to be as realistic as possible and American politicians were to play it out as best they could.

The whole ordeal was inspired in some ways by the troubled response to the Ebola epidemic of 2014 and is something that will in some ways help our officials grow and be able to better handle situations that do arise. I know, this might sound confusing but stay with me.

The Washington Post wrote as follows on the simulation:

In the simulation, a bipartisan group of current and former high-ranking U.S. government officials played a team of presidential advisers faced with a host of real-world policy, political and ethical dilemmas. The actors included former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), who played the Senate majority leader, and Rep. Susan Brooks (R-Ind.), who played herself. They had to react as the outbreak unfolded according to a script provided by Johns Hopkins, with no advance knowledge about how the mock disaster would play out.

In the simulation, a bipartisan group of current and former high-ranking U.S. government officials played a team of presidential advisers faced with a host of real-world policy, political and ethical dilemmas. The actors included former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), who played the Senate majority leader, and Rep. Susan Brooks (R-Ind.), who played herself. They had to react as the outbreak unfolded according to a script provided by Johns Hopkins, with no advance knowledge about how the mock disaster would play out.

In the simulation, a bipartisan group of current and former high-ranking U.S. government officials played a team of presidential advisers faced with a host of real-world policy, political and ethical dilemmas. The actors included former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), who played the Senate majority leader, and Rep. Susan Brooks (R-Ind.), who played herself. They had to react as the outbreak unfolded according to a script provided by Johns Hopkins, with no advance knowledge abou...

21:53

Rand Paul interview: Russia promised not to mess with 2018 election "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Gateway Pundit spoke to Senator Rand Paul regarding his trip to Russia last week, how media hysteria impacted it, their promise to stay out of the midterms, and why it is so important that we keep communications open with another nuclear power. Rand Paul's trip has caused uproar by hawkish partisans on both sides of the aisle who have decided that war would be better than diplomacy - but Senator Paul explained on Tuesday that the trip was a great success. "I think it was a huge success. Our first day there we met with the Federation, which is the upper house of the Russian Parliament, and they agreed to continue our conversation by coming to Washington in November," Senator Paul told TGP. "So, we believe that we will have members of the Federation and the Duma Foreign Relations Committee come continue dialogue." The only hitch in the visit, which would have huge potential for working towards peace, is that sanctions currently prevent several members of both committees from entering the United States. Senator Paul explained that this is something he hopes to try and remedy. "One of the things we talked about was whether or not we could try to get to where our sanctions don't prevent their members from coming to the United States," he said. "Both the chairman of the Federation and Duma Foreign Relations Committees are banned from coming to the US."

21:52

SOTT FOCUS: Media Manipulation is Conditioning us With False Narratives "IndyWatch Feed World"

One of the weirdest things about the post-Iraq invasion world is how the mass media has actually gotten less accountable instead of more accountable for its reporting since that time. Right now in the UK there's an amazingly viral smear campaign against Jeremy Corbyn running across all mainstream outlets, which, from what I can tell, consists entirely of narrative spin and no actual evidence. The powerful elites who control British mass media have an obvious vested interest in keeping the UK government from moving to the left, so they advance the absolutely insane narrative that Corbyn is a secret Nazi. They just keep saying it and saying it like it's true until people start believing it without feeling any pressure at all to substantiate their narrative with facts. It's been jaw-dropping to watch. More and more we are seeing narratives about cyber-threats being used to advance reports of "attacks" and "acts of war" being perpetrated which, as far as the public is concerned, consist of nothing other than the authoritative assertions of confident-sounding media pundits. There was a recent NBC exclusive which was co-authored by Ken Dilanian, who is an actual, literal CIA asset, about the threat of hackers working for the Iranian government. The alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US elections is now routinely compared to Pearl Harbor and 9/11, despite no hard, verifiable evidence that that interference even took place ever being presented to the public.

21:52

Beijing, fuming at new US defense bill, warns of interfering in its internal affairs "IndyWatch Feed World"

The new the US $716-billion defense bill foreseeing stronger military support for Taiwan and closer scrutiny of Chinese companies, is a manifestation of "Cold War mentality" that will damage bilateral ties, Beijing warned. China said it was "strongly dissatisfied" with the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA for 2019 recently signed by Donald Trump. The Chinese Defense Ministry blamed the Americans of being stuck with "Cold War mentality" and exaggerating the level of differences between China and US. Beijing is "firmly opposed" to the NDAA, which "interferes in China's internal affairs, violates the One-China principle and... damages China-US mutual trust and cooperation," the statement read.

21:51

NY Times: Sessions sends home a 'record' number of asylum-seekers "IndyWatch Feed World"

The June asylum reform set by Attorney General Jeff Sessions is quietly having a huge impact on border migration, lawyers told the New York Times. "I haven't met a single person in the last few weeks who passed their credible-fear interview," according to Allegra Love, executive director of an immigration law firm in New Mexico, the Santa Fe Dreamers Project. "We have never seen such a high volume of denials," she told the New York Times. President Barack Obama allowed migrants through the border whenever they claimed to a "credible fear" of abusive spouses and criminal gangs. This catch-and-release policy triggered a wave of Central American migration into the United States. Sessions' reform has ended Obama's spouses-and-gangs loophole and has sharply reduced the number of Central American migrants who are allowed through the border to make a courtroom plea for asylum.

21:51

Waterspout splitting in two filmed off Italian coast "IndyWatch Feed World"

An Italian man filmed an unusual double waterspout off the country's coast -- as well as a yacht that came dangerously close to the whirlwind. Carlo Profumo captured video Monday showing one waterspout splitting into two twin waterspouts off the coast of Arenzano, near Genoa. A yacht appears to zoom past the whirlwinds, coming dangerously close to getting swept up. Profumo said the waterspouts "danced in pairs for a few minutes ... then dissolved into the sea." CLOSE CALL: A yacht was speeding shockingly close to a double waterspout off the coast of Italy Monday. pic.twitter.com/RQ5wBEheqh Fox News (@FoxNews) August 15, 2018

21:51

Manafort Trial: US prosecutors rest their case "IndyWatch Feed World"

U.S. prosecutors have rested their case against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, after 10 days of testimony alleging how he hid millions he earned for political consulting work in Ukraine to escape taxes. Manafort's defense team is set to decide on August 14 if it will call any witnesses. Judge T.S. Ellis said he will ask Manafort whether he wants to take the stand in his own defense, something that legal experts say is highly unlikely. Manafort is being tried on 18 counts of tax and bank fraud. If found guilty on all charges, he may face eight to 10 years in prison. The government says Manafort hid at least $16 million in income from U.S. tax authorities between 2010 and 2014 by disguising money he earned advising politicians in Ukraine as loans and hiding it in foreign banks. The trial is the first courtroom test for U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who indicted Manafort in October 2017 as part of his probe into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign.

21:50

Qatar makes a $15B pledge of direct investments in Turkey "IndyWatch Feed World"

Qatar has pledged $15 billion of direct investment in Turkey's financial markets and banks. The news comes in a statement released on Turkey's President's website following his meeting with Qatar's Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. "The Turkish President and Emir of Qatar met today [Wednesday] in the presidential complex in Ankara. They have exchanged views on bilateral relations and regional issues, Al-Thani said that Qatar intends to directly invest $15 billion in Turkey," said a press release after the meeting. The Turkish lira firmed to 5.8699, from 6.04 to the US dollar after the news. The record low level of 7.2 against the greenback happened on Monday. The Turkish officials did not provide any further information on the nature of the investments, according to AP. Erdogan's office said the pledge was made by Qatar's head, Al Thani. The investment will be channeled into Turkish financial markets and banks, a government source told Reuters.

21:50

Remember that time Omarosa was fired from the Clinton White House? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Omarosa Manigault Newman is no stranger to failing in The White House. She became well known by television viewers of NBC's hit show The Apprentice with Donald Trump. Now, after being let go for personal issues, she's using that closeness to President Trump to make millions by calling her former boss a racist and a liar. She made the situation worse by illegally recording herself in secure parts of the White House. But this isn't Omarosa's first series of White House problems. She worked in the Clinton Administration under Vice President Al Gore. As Al Gore's former office administrator Mary Margaret Overbey said at the time, Omarosa "was the worst hire (the Office of the Vice President) ever made." People magazine reported in 2004, she was "banished from four jobs in two years with the Clinton administration." The White House personnel office transferred her to the Commerce Department briefly. At her last short-lived administration role, Cheryl Shavers, the former Under Secretary for Technology at the Clinton Commerce Department, opined, "She was asked to leave as quickly as possible, she was so disruptive. One woman wanted to slug her." Omarosa only lasted in that final role for several weeks.

21:49

Russian and Chinese firms targeted over N. Korea sanctions breaches "IndyWatch Feed World"

The United States has imposed fresh sanctions on one individual and three entities, including Russia and China-based companies, over breaches related to North Korea sanctions. The US Treasury said the new sanctions applied to the Russia-based Profinet Pte Ltd and its director general, the China-based Dalian Sun Moon Star International Logistics Trading Co. and the Singapore based SINSMS Pte Ltd. In a statement on its website, the Treasury said the sanctions targeted "persons involved in facilitating illicit shipments on behalf of North Korea" and said the move was part of the US commitment to "prevent financial flows" to North Korea's "unlawful WMD programs and activities" in accordance with UN Security Council decisions. The statement said that the tactics the entities in question had used to "evade sanctions" were prohibited under US law and that "all facets of the shipping industry have a responsibility to abide by them" or expose themselves to serious risks. "Consequences for violating these sanctions will remain in place until we have achieved the final, fully verified denuclearization of North Korea," it said.

21:48

Outrage: As if 'straight from Nazi handbook', Aussi MP vows 'final solution' to Muslim immigration "IndyWatch Feed World"

An Australian MP has raised ire of fellow lawmakers after he called in his maiden speech to seek a "final solution" to Muslim immigration. The notorious term dates back to Nazi policy of the Holocaust. Senator Fraser Anning of the right-wing Katter's Australian Party (KAP) found himself in hot water over his inflammatory anti-Muslim maiden speech he delivered in the parliament. Claiming that Muslim Australians are unable to integrate, he said adherents of Islam "do not work and live on welfare," and bring the threat of terrorism. Fanning fears of Muslim immigrants "stealing jobs" and "sympathizing with Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS]," Anning offered: "The final solution to the immigration problem is, of course, a popular vote. We don't need a plebiscite to cut immigration numbers; we just need a government that is willing to institute a sustainable population policy."

21:48

Artificial placenta created in the laboratory "IndyWatch Feed World"

The placenta has an essential and highly complex task: it must ensure the exchange of important substances between the mother and her unborn child, whilst simultaneously blocking other substances from passing through. Until now, it has not been fully understood what the permeability of the placenta depends on - after all, it is incredibly difficult to investigate its function in humans directly. For this reason, TU Wien (Vienna) has now produced an artificial placenta model that very closely resembles the natural organ. Using a specially developed femtosecond laser-based 3D printing process, it is possible to produce customized hydrogel membranes directly within microfluidic chips, which are then populated with placenta cells. This means it is now possible to provide clarity in some vital research issues, such as the exchange of glucose between mother and child. Complex substance exchange between mother and child "The transport of substances through biological membranes plays an important role in various areas of medicine", says Prof. Aleksandr Ovsianikov of the Institute of Materials Science and Technology at TU Wien. "These include the blood-brain barrier, ingestion of food in the stomach and intestine, and also the placenta." There are, for example, numerous studies showing that diseases in the mother such as diabetes can have an impact on the unborn child. High blood pressure can also affect the transport of substances to the foetus. Until now, however, it has been almost impossible to investigate the way in which the many parameters involved interact in such cases.

21:47

Omarosa's claim of Trump using the 'n-word' is falling apart very quickly "IndyWatch Feed World"

Omarosa Manigault-Newman seems like quite the gold-digger, and one thing gold-diggers do is make spectacular claims sure to get them attention. There is no story the news media would like to tell more than this one: "Trump caught using n-word." Manigault-Newman knows this, and she needs attention. So last week she tried to give them that story by making the claim that she had heard Trump say the world backstage while she was working on The Apprentice. Aside from the question of whether anyone should even care, let's consider how we might determine whether we believe the claim. After all, if it's strictly Manigault-Newman herself claiming to be a witness, and there was no one else to corroborate it, then it's strictly a he-said-she-said and there's no way to know for sure. But often people who tell tall tales can't resist the temptation to make them taller, and that's where they tend to get in trouble. In Manigault-Newman's new book Unhinged, she claims there is outside corroboration to her claim about Trump using the n-word . . . and that's where she starts to get herself in trouble:

21:47

Transport Security head claims armed surveillance of innocent flying Americans 'makes a lot of sense' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Transport Security administrator David Pekoske has defended his agency's controversial and creepy Quiet Skies surveillance program - that sees armed federal agents collect information on ordinary Americans' behavior in airports. Pekoske told CBS News - in his first TV interview since the controversial program was revealed a month ago - that a dragnet surveillance program like Quiet Skies "makes an awful lot of sense." Under the program, Federal air marshals are assigned to spot potential threats based on a list of shockingly common behavioral traits. Observing the boarding area from afar, excessive fidgeting, exaggerated emotions, going to the bathroom, sweaty palms, strong body odor, staring into space, face touching, using a computer on the flight, and 'having a cold penetrating stare' are all considered suspicious behaviors by the TSA. "Our job overall as an agency, and the air marshals in particular, in flight, are working to make sure that we mitigate any risks that could occur in aircraft," the agency chief explained. "If an agency responsible for security has some information that might indicate that there may be - emphasis on may be - more risk with a particular passenger, providing some mitigation or some risk management on the flight is a very important and very reassuring thing to me."

21:44

Trump strikes back! Revokes arch criminal John Brennan's security clearance (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed World"

As TGP's Kristinn Taylor previously reported, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced at a July press briefing that President Donald Trump is reviewing the process to revoke the security clearances of several Deep State critics for abusing their post-government retention of security clearances by lying about Trump and Russia, as well as politicizing and monetizing their security clearances. On Wednesday, Sarah Sanders announced President Trump revoked John Brennan's security clearance during a press briefing, Politico reported. "Historically, former heads of intelligence and law enforcement agencies have been allowed to retain access to classified information after their government service so that they can consult with their successors regarding matters about which they may have special insights and as a professional courtesy. Neither of these justifications supports Mr. Brennan's continued access to classified information." Watch Sarah Sanders deliver the breaking news...it's music to our ears:

21:39

Trump Revokes Security Clearance Of Ex-CIA Chief John Brennan "IndyWatch Feed World"

President Donald Trump is stripping former CIA director John Brennan of his security clearance According to the White House, Brennan used his access to classified data to sow division and chaos about the Trump administration. White [...]

The post Trump Revokes Security Clearance Of Ex-CIA Chief John Brennan appeared first on Your News Wire.

21:34

Japan prepares to evacuate Kuchinoerabu island as volcano warning level rises "IndyWatch Feed World"

The level four warning issued for Kuchinoerabu - or Kuchinoerabujima - tells residents to prepare to evacuate and is only one step away from mandatory evacuation orders. Kuchinoerabu is located to the south of Japan roughly 1,000km south-west of Tokyo and has been suffering volcanic earthquakes and increased sulphur emissions at a peak on the island. The warning had been at level two, which asked residents to avoid approaching the crater. At present some 100 people live on Kuchinoerabu. What happened the last time Kuchinoerabu erupted?

21:30

Ritual Abuse Survivor Names Small-Town Cult #SurvivorStories "IndyWatch Feed World"

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21:26

Trump Signs $82 Billion Spending Boost for Pentagon "IndyWatch Feed World"

President Donald Trump on Monday signed a military budget boosting the Pentagons spending by $82 billion in the next yeara spending increase that dwarfs the entire military budgets of most other nations on Earth. Russia, for example, will spend an estimated $61 billion on its military this year. Total.

With the increased spending included in this years National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the Pentagon will get to spend more than $700 billion next year. The budget hike was a priority for Trump and was approved by Congress as part of a March spending deal that saw spending on both defense and domestic programs hiked by about $165 billionsmashing through Obama-era spending caps.

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21:23

Canadian company to use cannabis waste to brew beer "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Toronto-based company has come up with a... cannabis-brewed beer. The drink is being prepared in anticipation of Canada's legalization of marijuana this year. As Canada is set to become the second country in the world to legalize the class-B drug for recreational use, Province Brands has figured a unique way of bringing cannabis-based products to the consumer market. In fact, it has invested an eye-watering $38 million in what will be the world's first cannabis brewery. Dooma Wendschuh, the co-founder and CEO of Province, told Ruptly: "We felt like brewing this beer was something that had to be done. "For generations, alcohol has had a monopoly as the only psychoactive for social and leisure activities and, with the legalization of cannabis, there was an opportunity to create for the first time ever a safer and healthier alternative to alcohol and if you are going to that what better format than a beer?"

21:21

Wildlife crossings save pronghorn lives "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 7 April 2016 video from the USA says about itself:

Stunning Footage: Epic Animal Migrations in Yellowstone | National Geographic

Some of the worlds most incredible animal migrations take place in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Among them are a 120-mile pronghorn migration and nine elk herds with unique migration patterns. While on assignment in Yellowstone, Joe Riis was able to capture the awe-inspiring migrations that few tourists get to see.

From the Wildlife Conservation Society in the USA:

Study of greater Yellowstone pronghorn finds highway crossing structures a conservation success

Pronghorn responses to wildlife road-crossing structures and fencing can inform similar solutions for other migratory wildlife threatened by vehicle collisions

August 15, 2018

A recently published study by scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Oregon State University has confirmed that efforts to protect migrating pronghorn by installing wildlife crossing structures over highways have succeeded, in terms of the increased success rate of pronghorn crossings over time.

This work, in combination with data from the Wyoming Department of Transportation that show a 70 percent reduction in wildlife-vehicle collisions after installation of crossing structures and fences, provides evidence that wildlife can adapt to using crossing structures meant to keep animals and drivers safe while allowing for continued wildlife migration.

In order to gauge a potential stress reaction by pronghorn to construction and crossing...

21:20

Why did PM May tell Parliament the Skripals were "in critical" condition, when they were in fact recovering? "IndyWatch Feed World"

I would like to thank the many commenters to this blogsite, whose information and insights have been immensely valuable in putting this piece together. I'm afraid I don't currently have much faith in the nation's MPs to hold the Government of the day to account on critical issues. This is especially the case with issues where the words "national security" are mentioned. The phrase seems to engender a dangerous sort of Groupthink, whereby it is considered to be unpatriotic and unBritish to scrutinise the actions of the Government and intelligence agencies, even when it is blatantly clear that such scrutiny could in no way constitute a threat to national security. This is a particularly dangerous tool in the hands of Government, which can avoid having its actions properly scrutinised by simply waving the magic "national security" wand whenever it doesn't want too many questions to be asked. But it is not something that a free people, acquainted with the concepts of the rule of law and liberty should ever accept. Indeed, blind acceptance of it shows us to be halfway down the path to a totalitarian future. Still, despite the endemic Groupthink that now characterises the chamber on incidents and events relating to "national security", I don't suppose many MPs would take too kindly if they found out that they had been misled in the course of such an issue. And yet earlier this year, this does indeed appear to have happened, as I hope to demonstrate.

21:20

Researchers Say This Viral Optical Illusion Has the Ability to Detect Autistic Traits "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 59 American Children have autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a surprisingly high statistic. For many families that are facing this reality, even the process of getting a diagnosis can be a nightmare of tests and evaluations but what if there was an easy way to identify that there may be a problem?

If you suspect that you, or a child, are living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), you may feel unseen or unheard. After all, many people who fall on the spectrum will go years, or even their whole lives, without a diagnosis simply due to how complicated the process is. While there are certain signs and symptoms that one can watch out for, many of those whose who are trying to assess whether or not their case would meet the diagnostic criteria wish there was an easier way to get an indication early on, before the real testing begins.

Do you believe that your child may be on the spectrum?  While there is no guaranteed indicator, there are some red flags that you can watch for. Specifically, there are certain milestones that we expect a child to meet, and failure to do so may indicate that your child is at risk for ASD. These include:

6 Months: Is your child responding to positive stimuli with happy, joyful expressions? Do you notice that your child fails to smile or respond in a warm, upbeat way?

9 Months: When you are interacting with your child, do they respond? While they likely arent actually speaking at this stage, most children are responding with either facial expressions or sounds.

12 Months: Is your child attempting to speak? They may not form coherent phrases, but most children are babbling at this stage. Are they attempting to motion to the object in question, pointing or gesturing?

16 Months: By this stage, is your child using actual words to communicate?

24 Months: Most children at this point in development are starting to grasp the language at a more meaningful level, using 2+ word phrases without simply repeating words back.

Failure to meet any of the above milestones is a sign that a child is struggling when it comes to their development. Scientists have put a significant amount of time and energy into studying the early signs and indicators of ASD among children, and a recent study published in the journal eLife reveals an interesting new development.

Re...

21:20

The First Thing You See in This Pictures Reveals Your Best Personality Trait "IndyWatch Feed World"

As we walk through life, our perception of the world around us shapes our experiences our interpretation of the various things we see each day taken for granted. The reality that we see before us isnt as black and white as we may believe, our perception not always lining up with that of those around us but analyzing what it is that we first see in a situation may provide an interesting insight into our personality.

The study of perception and the way that we see the world is one that has intrigued psychologists for generations. In fact, it is this fascination that led to the development of the Rorschach test, otherwise known as the inkblot test. By showing those taking test a series of cards, each with a different inkblot shape on it, individuals are asked to identify the image on the card. Their answer reveals a deeper level of their consciousness, their perception of life shaped by both their personality and their experiences in life up to this point.

This is the same theory that is used to create the entertaining imagery tests seen online. Each test shows a different image, asking you to identify the first thing that you see in the image. Its not a trick! Analyzing the image and the options available, an expert is able to predict what personality traits and life experiences would trigger that specific response. Do you have attention to detail, or do you look at the bigger picture? Are you drawn to a specific type of imagery? Each of these answers will provide important insight into your true personality.

Lets give it a try! Take a look at this picture, whats the first thing that you see?

Source: The Hearty Soul

Dont overthink it. Instead, simply look at the picture and go with your first gut instinct. Remember that you arent the only person perceiving this image in a specific way. A good optical illusion may include a large number of op...

21:19

The Comet That Gave Birth to the Perseid Meteor Shower Could Possibly Crash Into Earth and Destroy Civilization "IndyWatch Feed World"

Its a story that we were all taught at a young age, of the existence of dinosaurs on the planet and the asteroid that wiped them all out. Now some experts are warning that we may be headed for a similar fate Whats risk does the Comet Swift-Tuttle pose for us here on Earth?

Last weekend we had the opportunity to take in the beautiful sight that is the Perseid Meteor Shower, a stunning show. This years meteor shower fell immediately after the new moon, providing the perfect viewing conditions to take in the 60-70 meteors per hour that expected it reached its peak. As we reflect on the phenomenon and the many stunning photographs that were captured during that time, it creates a serious appreciation for all that is happening beyond just here on Earth. However, how much do we really know about this event?

The Perseid Meteor Shower occurs each year, approximately July 17th to August 24th as we pass through the path of Comet Swift-Tuttle, the largest object that continues to pass our planet on an ongoing basis. While the comet itself only passes nearby the planet once every 133 years, last occurring in 1992 and expected next in 2126, it leaves a path of dust and debris that ensures we are acknowledging and appreciating its existence every year.

Just how big is the comet? The nucleus has been measured at a surprising 16 miles across and travels at speeds up to 44 miles per second. This is significantly larger than the estimated size of the asteroid responsible for wiping out the dinosaurs, and a speed that is triple the average speed of an asteroid. All facts considered, if Comet Swift-Tuttle was to make contact with the planet, it would have a devastating impact. Which is incredibly frightening when you realize that is the exact concern that many scientists have been voicing! In fact, in 1973 astronomer Brian Marsden at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics predicted exactly that, stating that Comet Swift-Tuttle would collide with the Earth in 2126.

At the time, the measurements and understanding of the comets orbit created a path that would directly cross our own orbit. However, when it passed by Earth in 1992 scientists were able to get more accurate measurements and readings, with the help of our advanced technology. The good news? These new readings gave us hope that the future isnt as disastrous as was once predicted.

Its orbit passes very close to the Earths orbit, so that it has been viewed as a hazardous object over the years, explained NASAs man...

21:19

Computer scientist gives one of the best explanations of vaccine-related autism you'll ever hear (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dr. Stephanie Seneff explains Autism and how it's causes link to GMO's and the common Herbicide used on many of them.

21:15

Parkland Shooter: I hear demons. A voice, demon voice. "IndyWatch Feed World"

Parkland Shooter: I hear demons. A voice, demon voice.

21:09

UN Report Finds ISIS Given Breathing Space in US-Occupied Areas of Syria "IndyWatch Feed World"

NEW YORK A recent report from the UN Security Councils Sanctions Monitoring Team has found that many of the places in Syria where the terror group Daesh (ISIS) continues to operate, recuperate and extract oil for profit are in areas of the country occupied by the United States.

According to the reports executive summary:

Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), having been defeated militarily in Iraq and most of the Syrian Arab Republic during 2017, rallied in early 2018 [owing to] a loss of momentum by forces fighting it in the east of the Syrian Arab Republic, which prolonged access by ISIL to resources and gave it breathing space to prepare for the next phase of its evolution into a global covert network.

While the text itself doesnt explicitly state who controls these areas of Syrian territory, maps of eastern Syria make it clear that the pockets of Daesh within U.S.-controlled territory have remained unchanged in size since November 2017 while the Daesh pockets in the Syrian government-controlled portion of eastern Syria have shrunk considerably since last November.

A map of the territory held by ISIS (grey) at the Syrian-Iraqi border in the U.S. controlled zone north of the Euphrates (yellow). April 24, 2018. Source | Syria Live Map

A map of the territory held by ISIS (grey) at the Syrian-Iraqi border in the U.S. controlled zone north of the Euphrates (yellow). April 24, 2018. Source | Syria Live Map

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21:09

Discovering Lilith the Bible Character That the Church Tried to Hide "IndyWatch Feed World"

While most of the population is familiar with the story of Adam and Eve, the first man and woman from which we all are to have descended, but have we really heard the whole story? Before Eve, Adam actually had another wife named Lilith, but what drove early Christians to hide her existence?

Its one of the best-known stories from the Bible, the creation of Adam and Eve and the start of human existence on the planet. God first created Adam in his likeness. As it states in Genesis 2:7, Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. However, it is from this point onward that the story takes a turn. As the story is written in the Bible, eventually God causes Adam to fall asleep, taking one of his ribs and creating Eve, the first woman. While this may be the widely accepted story, its not the only one that is recognized to be true.

Dating back as far as the Babylonians, documents throughout history reference another woman, one that came before Eve. The first wife of Adam, the story goes that Adam insisted that she take a subservient role in their relationship. Rather than falling into line, Lilith grew wings and flew away from Eden, leaving Adam behind. While Adam obviously moved on just fine, thanks to the introduction of Eve, created from his own rib, one cant help but notice that any mention of his first wife seems to have disappeared entirely from the narrative.

While Lilith has been left out of the story of creation in the Bible, she does appear in the writings of many cultures throughout the years, a character so dark and twisted that many tales actually refer to her as a demon. Babylonian tales of Lilith spoke of a winged demon that attacked infants and pregnant women. Her portrayal as a demon is the underlying theme of many stories of her existence, associated with chaos, darkness, and seduction. Some myths even go as far as saying that her breasts are filled with poison in place milk.

The question then becomes, how was a winged demon associated with the Bible, and more specifically with the story of Adam. Its a theory that was formed by ancient Jewish scholars after looking closely at the way the story of Adam and Eve was written throughout the Bible. There were some inconsistencies that led these scholars to seek an explanation.

In her article Lilith, published in the October 2001 issue of Bible Review, Professor Janet Howe Gaines explained the reasoning that led to this conclusion. The creation of the human race is discussed in Genesis 1 and Gene...

21:06

Malawi Witch-doctors suspected of snatching children and using their body parts for wealthy clients "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mistaken for vampires and accused of witchcraft, BBC crew nearly stoned to death in Malawi

By RT News

A BBC film crew investigating a string of child killings in the southern African state of Malawi narrowly escaped death, after an undercover meeting with a witch-doctor was interrupted by a mob accusing them of being vampires.

The documentary team from BBC Africa were working alongside undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, who never shows his face, to investigate a string of murders which have been attributed to black-magic muti witch-doctors.

Victims have been found without heads and missing body parts. Witch-doctors are suspected of snatching children and young people and using their body parts as get-rich amulets for wealthy clients.

Posing as a wealthy businessman looking to increase his wealth, Anas tracked down a self-confessed killer named Kamanga, who told the team, in secret footage published on Monday, that the most useful parts for good luck were the head and genitals. Along with an associate, Kamanga told the BBC team that he could create good luck for the businessman by killing and sucking out the blood of children.

A further meeting with the killers at night, saw them describe how they could also break the skull and remove either the brain or tongue.

But the meeting was interrupted by the sounds of an approaching mob of villagers nearby.

They were armed with machetes, knives and stones and accused the BBC team of being vampires and killers. Showing the villagers their press accreditation failed to quell the mob, with one cutting the back of Anas suit with a knife. The journalists started running and were pursued by the mob, who threw stones at them.

They were going to end our lives, Anas said, as he recalled their flight from the angry villagers. The team managed to escape by running for their lives into the night, later to be saved by community police and a local chief.

They suffering injuries from stones being thrown by the mob and one of the cars the team was travelling in was also destroyed. Kamanga and his associate also managed to escape in the confusion.

The incident brought an end to the BBC teams investigation and according to them many of the murders remain unsolved.

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BBC crew mistaken for ritual killers in Malawi

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21:04

Florida Man Caught Watching Child Porn in Doctors Office, Confesses to Years of Abuse "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Florida man has admitted to molesting three children, taking pictures of children in public and watching child pornography for 20 years, after police caught him watching child porn on his laptop in a doctors waiting room.

Keith Garrad, 63, decided that a routine trip to his local medical center in Highland County was an appropriate time to open his laptop and a cue up some child pornography. Staff at the facility saw what Garrad was watching and called the sheriffs office.

When deputies showed up, they caught Garrad red-handed, and he confessed to a litany of pedophilia offenses.

Garrad admitted owning the images on his laptop, and told the deputies that he had an even bigger collection at home, amassed over 20 years. He also told them that he sometimes took pictures of other peoples children when he was out and about. At his house, deputies found more images, some of which showed children as young as six months old being sexually battered.

The collared predator told deputies that he had gone further than simply watching videos, and had raped three children in his care over the years.

Garrad is now sitting in county jail, facing three counts of sexual abuse on victims under 12, and 68 counts of child pornography possession. No bond was granted, and more charges may be leveled at Garrad after police analyze several electronic devices found at his house.

This monster is behind bars today because someone saw something, and said something, said Sheriff Grady Judd. We will do everything in our power to ensure he never has access to children again.

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21:02

Small world: Defendant in recent New Mexico terrorism/child abuse is son of a man connected to the infamous "Blind Sheikh's" Brooklyn mosque "IndyWatch Feed World"

In an awful story out of New Mexico last week, five adults were arrested on charges of abusing children, conduct that allegedly resulted in the death of one child. Apparently, the defendants are fundamentalist Muslims who were running the squalid compound as a parallel society and preparing for violent action against law enforcement, the education system, and other institutions. It is alleged that this included training at least some of the children. The child who died, Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, was the disabled four-year-old son of the ringleader, a man named Siraj Wahhaj. The child, whose father allegedly abducted him from his estranged wife several months ago, appears to have died during an attempted exorcism - the defendants having allegedly deprived him of his medications and attributed his health problems to possession by demons. (A New Mexico state judge has rejected prosecutors' request to detain them without bail. Sigh . . .) When reporters googled the main defendant, they found that he is the son and namesake of Siraj Wahhaj, a well-known (some would say notorious) sharia-supremacist imam who runs a mosque in Brooklyn (Masjid al-Taqwa). That got my phone buzzing because the mosque featured in the terrorism case I prosecuted in the 1990s against Omar Abdel Rahman (the "Blind Sheikh") and several other jihadists; Siraj Wahhaj the elder appeared as a character witness for some of the defendants.

21:00

Judge refuses to toss lawsuit accusing Harvey Weinstein of sex trafficking "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Kaja Whitehouse

A Manhattan federal judge has OKd a lawsuit that accuses Harvey Weinstein of being a sex trafficker.

The judge gave the thumbs-up Tuesday to the suit, which was filed by aspiring British actress Kadian Noble, claiming that the Shakespeare In Love producer violated federal laws against sex trafficking when he lured her to his Cannes, France, hotel room with false promises of an acting role for the purpose of sex.

Weinstein sought to squash the civil lawsuit by arguing that letting it proceed would unfairly expand the federal sex-trafficking statute to all sexual activity occurring between adults in which one party holds a superior position of power and influence, court papers show.

Weinstein also claimed that Nobles assertions that he engaged in a commercial sex act dont apply to her case because nothing of value was exchanged.

Noble sued Weinstein last year, saying he set her up for an unwanted sexual encounter when they met in London, where he told her that he had a role in mind for her and that it will be good for you.

When they met again in February 2014 in Cannes, the movie producer asked Noble to come to the Le Majestic Hotel to discuss her film reel, the lawsuit said.

Instead, he began massaging her and instructed her to walk up and down the room for him as part of an audition before assaulting her in the bathroom, she claimed.

Everything will be taken care of for you if you relax, Noble claims he told her when she resisted his advances.

Judge Robert Sweets ruling noted that other courts have applied civil claims of sex trafficking to defendants who have lured women, under false pretenses, with lucrative promises for sexual purposes.

Here the pattern of behavior alleged a knowing and understanding that Harvey would use fraudulent means to entice Noble to engage in a sex act with him, Sweet said.

The promise of a film role, the interview for the film role, and the assurances that everything will be taken care of for you if you relax, including as he forced her to masturbate him, support this, the judge said.

But the judge did agree to drop Weinsteins brother, Robert Weinstein, as a defendant, saying that the lawsuit doesnt successfully claim that he knew about his brothers shenanigans.

Weinsteins attorney Phyllis Kupferstein said, This decision is just the first round, and merely finds that plaintiff has alleged enough to proceed with her case. It does not mean tha...

20:55

Missing 411? Crews search for missing hiker in the North Cascades, Washington "IndyWatch Feed World"

Search and rescue crews are now on their third day of intense efforts to find missing hiker Sam Sayers deep in the mountain loop highway area of Vesper Peak. "We have about 70 search and rescue members down on the Spada side, including canine, and we also have our helicopter and air operations," said Sargent Greg Sanders of the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office. Sayer's friends reported her missing after she didn't return from her hike this past Wednesday. Although she was alone, she's hiked this area before. And even though its summer, conditions up top are very different. "It's alpine, at about 5,400 feet we actually still have snow up there."

20:55

BREAKING: Trump revokes clearance of former CIA chief Brennan "IndyWatch Feed World"

President Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan, the White House press secretary has announced.

READ MORE: Brennan, Hayden, Clapper, Comey: White House mulls revoking clearances of Trump-bashing officials

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20:53

Church Helped Ex-Priest Accused of Abuse Get Disney Job "IndyWatch Feed World"

HARRISBURG, Pa.A sweeping grand jury report into child sexual abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania said church officials gave a former priest a positive reference to work at Disney World, even though theyd fielded at least one allegation about him sexually abusing a boy.

The ex-priest, Edward Ganster, left the priesthood in 1990, moved to the Orlando area and went on to work at Disney World before he died in 2014.

The report said Ganster worked at the theme park for 18 years. Ganster drove the train at the Magic Kingdom, according to an obituary in the Orlando Sentinel, which said Ganster worked there for 15 years.

Disney World did not respond to a request for information.

Ganster, who became a priest in 1971, was working at St. Josephs Church in Easton in the late 1970s when a woman complained to a monsignor that Ganster had gotten in bed with her 13-year-old son on an overnight trip and hurt him, the report said. The boy also told his mother that something happened in the confession booth, it said.

The monsignor told her Ganster would be given counseling and Ganster was promptly reassigned, the report said.

About a decade later, Ganster was on sick leave at a Catholic mental health hospital as he sought to leave the priesthood and get married.

Ganster wrote the Diocese to say he would apply for a job at Disney World and wanted to use the Diocese as a reference, the report said.

Allentowns bishop, Thomas Welsh, wrote to Orlandos bishop that Gansters problems were partially sexual and that he couldnt reassign him. A monsignor separately assured Ganster that he would get a positive reference.

I am quite sure that the Diocese will be able to give you a positive reference in regard to the work you did during your years of service here as a priest, the monsignor wrote, according to the report.

A diocese spokesman, Matt Kerr, said he knows of no reference letter, or if one was written.

That should not have happened, Kerr said. It would not happen today.

More than a decade after Ganster left the priesthood, a man contacted the Allentown Diocese to report that Ganster had victimized him when he was 14 and an altar boy some two decades earlier, the report said.

Ganster fondled, groped and beat him repeatedly, once dragging him across a living room floor by his underwear and once beating him with a metal cross, the report said.

Years later, in 2015, the mother of another victim contacted the Allentown Diocese to report that Ganster abused her then 12-year-old son in 1977, the r...

20:45

Anti-Facebook site launches despite legal threats "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Keith J. Kelly

FacebookZoo a new, anti-Facebook blogging site went live on Tuesday despite threats from Facebooks legal team.

The site is pitching itself as a haven for small and midsize publishers who are looking to vent about Facebook algorithm changes that slashed their customer and ad bases earlier this year.

Among the first contributors is Boyce Watkins, founder of Black Business School, who said he was probably pulling in $250,000 a year from his Facebook page. It had attracted 500,000 likes when he was suddenly suspended.

Theyre bullies, Watkins said. We could not even get anyone on the phone to find out why we were suspended.

Mark Zuckerbergs legal team tried to kill FacebookZoo in its crib earlier this year after The Maven, a tech platform for niche publishers thats backing the site, trademarked the name while the site was still in beta mode.

Your unauthorized use of the Facebook name is likely to cause confusion as to whether you or your companys activities are authorized, endorsed, or sponsored by Facebook when, in fact, they are not, someone identified only as Ethel, Facebook legal team warned in a letter to The Maven in May.

To avoid consumer confusion and harm to the Facebook brand, we must insist that you stop using the name and domain facebookzoo.com and disable any site available at that address, Ethel warned.

Maven CEO Jim Heckman has thumbed his nose at the warnings, claiming theres no chance of marketplace confusion because FacebookZoo is a site that is obviously criticizing Facebook.

Facebook claims that its algorithm change, which favored friends and family over media sites, was a way to get back to its roots as a site that connected people.

Publishers would not have moved their audiences over to Facebook in the first place if they knew what was in store, Heckman said.

I feel they baited and switched us, said Holly Homer, whose Quirky Momma page on Facebook had attracted 3.3 million followers and was helping her earn
$50,000 to $60,000 a month before the algorithm change cut it to virtually nothing.

They told us to build a community, and then when we did they told us it wasnt the community they wanted, Homer said.

Now the publishers are often being charged for access to the very viewers they attracted to Facebook in the first place, Heckman said.

Alic Anil, a blogger for Know Bullst!,...

20:30

The Evil Agenda of George Soros "IndyWatch Feed World"

George Soros, an illuminati member of the New World Order, founder of the Open Society Foundation, who also funds BLM and FEMEN, is trying to flood Europe with MILLIONS of illegal migrants from the middle East and Africa and openly admits of wishing to replace Europeans.

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20:30

Claims of Tortured Children at Virginia Immigration Center; State CPS Finds No Abuse Or Wrongdoing "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Aaron Kesel Immigrant children in Virginia have been tortured by officials who work in the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center according to a federal lawsuit. ...

20:19

"Was Hillary The Real Colluder?" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Was Hillary The Real Colluder?"
by Tyler Durden

"You know the 'Russiagate' narrative is wearing thin on America's thinking public when mainstream media are prepared to run such opinion pieces as Investors' Business Daily just did...

"Russian Collusion: It Was Hillary Clinton All Along"

"Russia Investigation: It's beginning to look as if claims of monstrous collusion between Russian officials and U.S. political operatives were true. But it wasn't Donald Trump who was guilty of Russian collusion. It was Hillary Clinton and U.S. intelligence officials who worked with Russians and others to entrap Trump. That's the stunning conclusion of a RealClear Investigations report by Lee Smith, who looked in-depth at the controversial June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between officials of then-candidate Donald Trump's campaign staff and a Russian lawyer known to have ties with high-level officials in Vladimir Putin's government.

The media have spun a tale of Trump selling his soul to the Russians for campaign dirt to use against Hillary, beginning with the now-infamous Trump Tower meeting. But "a growing body of evidence... indicates that the meeting may have been a setup part of a broad effort to tarnish the Trump campaign...

20:19

'Subsidising criminals': Israel's Culture Ministry funds settlers 'squatting illegally' in Palestinian home "IndyWatch Feed World"

Israel's Culture Ministry has been funding a Jewish religious institute "whose founders illegally took over a Palestinian home in the central West Bank", reported the Times of Israel. According to the report, "an investigation into the financials of the Mishpetei Eretz ('laws of the land') institute revealed that it has received at least NIS 200,000 ($54,786) annually for the past three years from the Culture Ministry." In total, the settlement-based academy has received 781,617 shekels ($214,039) in government funding since 2015.

20:15

Chile Catholic Episcopal Conference Raided In Pedophile Priest Probe "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Zero Hedge

Chilean authorities are raiding the headquarters of the Catholic Churchs Episcopal Conference as part of a wide-ranging probe into clerical sex abuse in the South American country.

The Tuesday raids are occurring in the most important building of the Chilean church in the capital of Santiago, say prosecutors. Authorities recently summoned the archbishop of Santiago, Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, to appear and testify about the alleged cover-up of sexual abuse which had been going on for decades.

In July, Chilean prosecutors said they were investigating 158 members of the countrys Catholic church  both clergymen and lay people, for perpetrating or concealing the sexual abuse of children as well as adults.

The cases relate to incidents dating back as far as 1960 and involving 266 victims, including 178 children and adolescents, according to public prosecutor Luis Torres.

The prosecutors statement offered the first general view of the extent and scope of the abuse scandal faced by Chiles Catholic Church and how many people are implicated.

Last month, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of five Chilean bishops amid accusations of abuse and related cover-ups.

The vast majority of reported incidents relate to sexual crimes committed by priests or people linked to educational establishments, Torres told reporters.

The entire strata of the Catholic Church from bishops to monks were involved in the crimes, as well as lay people exercising some function in the ecclesiastical sphere, he noted.

There are 36 ongoing investigations, while 23 previous ones resulted in convictions and one other in an acquittal. Straits Times

Theres no doubt that what the public prosecutor is doing is very positive and is starting to open the door to situations that previously were treated as an open secret, Juan Carlos Claret, a member of an opposition group to tainted bishop Juan Barros in his area, told AFP.

In May, Pope Francis summoned the entire bishops conference to Rome after he said he made grave errors in judgement in the case of Baros, who stands accused by victims of pedophile Rev. Fernando Karadima of witnessing and ignoring their abuse.

But the scandal grew beyond the Barros case after Fra...

20:09

Twitter Suspends Alex Jones Following His Tweet Calling To End Censorship "IndyWatch Feed World"

Alex Jones has been suspended from twitter for seven days after posting a link to a video where he called on President Trump to take action against tech companies censoring his content. Infowars Editor Paul [...]

The post Twitter Suspends Alex Jones Following His Tweet Calling To End Censorship appeared first on Your News Wire.

20:00

Huddersfield child trafficking inquiry: Thirty-one people charged "IndyWatch Feed World"

By BBC News

Thirty men and one woman have been charged with offences linked to child sexual exploitation in Huddersfield.

The offences relate to five women when they were aged between 12 and 18, and are alleged to have taken place between 2005 and 2012.

Charges those accused face include rape, trafficking and sexual assault.

Twelve men, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have been charged with numerous offences in connection with the same investigation, police said.

The accused are due at Kirklees Magistrates Court on 5 and 6 September.

West Yorkshire Police said the accused who can be named are:

  • Banaras Hussain 37, of Shipley, charged with one count of rape of a female over 16
  • Banaris Hussain, 35, of Huddersfield, charged with one count of rape of a girl aged 13-15
  • Mohammed Suhail Arif, 30, of Huddersfield, charged with rape of girl aged 13-15
  • Iftikar Ali, 37, of Huddersfield, charged with attempted rape of girl aged 13-15 and three counts of rape of a girl aged 13-15
  • Mohammed Sajjad, 31, of Huddersfield, charged with four counts of rape of a female age 13-15, one rape of a girl under 13 and facilitating the commission of a child sex offence
  • Fehreen Rafiq, 38, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of facilitating the commission of a child sex offence
  • Umar Zaman, 30, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of rape of a female aged 13-15
  • Basharat Hussain, 31, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of rape of a female aged 13-15
  • Amin Ali Choli, 36, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of rape of a female over 16-years-old
  • Shaqeel Hussain, 35, of Dewsbury, charged with rape of a female aged 13-15 and two counts of trafficking
  • Mubasher Hussain, 35, of Huddersfield, charged with rape of a female aged 13-15 and sexual assault
  • Abdul Majid, 34, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of rape of female aged 13-15
  • Mohammed Dogar, 35, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of facilitating the commission of child sex offence
  • ...

20:00

You Know Guys, Im Starting to Think that Giving Rich People Enormous Tax Breaks Just Makes Them Richer "IndyWatch Feed World"

Ive stated publicly that I think last years tax plan was straight up worse than the Iraq war and probably a bigger threat to the stability of the entire world. I guess... The post You Know Guys, Im Starting to Think that Giving Rich People Enormous Tax Breaks Just Makes Them Richer appeared first on disinformation.

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19:56

Pennsylvania, USA priests marked children they abused with crucifixes "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 15 August 2018 video says about itself:

Catholic Church covered up sexual abuse of children by Pennsylvania priests | DW English

A grand jury in the US state of Pennsylvania has published its report on the sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic priests. According to the report, the Catholic Church systematically covered up the rape and molestation of over 1,000 children over seventy years.

For more on this topic, go here: US grand jury: Predator priests in Pennsylvania had church protection.

Translated from Dutch NOS radio today:

Pennsylvania priests recognized abused children by their cross-chain necklaces

Yesterday it became known that in the United States state of Pennsylvania, at least a thousand children were abused by hundreds of priests. This happened for decades, because the [Roman Catholic] church covered up sophisticatedly. Priests were protected by the top levels in the Catholic church.

This is evidenced by research into criminal behavior in Pennsylvania state. The report of the investigation committee contains terrible examples of structural abuse. ...

19:54

"How Turkey Derails the Financial World" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"How Turkey Derails the Financial World"
by Bill Bonner

POITOU, FRANCE   "We led off yesterday with the Turkey story and Fridays tweet from Donald J. Trump: 'I have just authorized a doubling of Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum with respect to Turkey as their currency, the Turkish Lira, slides rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar! Aluminum will now be 20% and Steel 50%. Our relations with Turkey are not good at this time!' Even for Trump, the tweet is shocking. Rarely have we seen confusion, misunderstanding, and claptrap so densely packed.

Pins and Bubbles: As far as we know, no president on his own say-so has ever targeted imports based on the currency markets. First, because he lacks the authority to do so he can only impose tariffs to protect national security. Second, because it makes no sense. The whole idea behind the trade war was that U.S. exporters were being treated unfairly. No one accuses Turkey of intentionally sabotaging its own currency to gain a trade advantage.

An alternative hypothesis is that the Trump team is merely responding to Turkeys refusal to release U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson. But that explanation is even more outlandish. Why would the U.S. president have an opinion on the conduct of the Turkish justice system? And why even if he thought the Turks were treating Brunson roughly would the remedy in...

19:45

Heres a giant library of every political ad on Google "IndyWatch Feed World"

After increased public scrutiny, Google has released a searchable library of its political ads.

A few months back, after public scrutiny over the opacity of its ad program, Google promised to be more transparent about how political ads work on its platform. And today, the company launched a new website that keeps track of every political adletting users see which states spent the most and what kind of ads political groups are deploying.

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19:45

Destroying the Illusion: [8.14] Censorship Continues, NBC Q Attack, Mysterious Deaths, UFO Limited Hangout "IndyWatch Feed World"

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19:34

White House: Bolton to meet Russian counterpart for 'Helsinki summit follow-up' "IndyWatch Feed World"

President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton will meet with his Russian counterpart next week for follow-up discussions on issues raised at the Helsinki summit, the White House confirmed. After meeting officials in Israel and Ukraine, Bolton will head to Geneva to meet with an unnamed Russian representative to "discuss a range of national security issues," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters on Tuesday, calling it a "follow-up" to last month's summit in Helsinki. The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said earlier that a meeting between Bolton and secretary of the Security Council Nikolay Patrushev could happen "by the end of the summer."

19:33

Democratic women candidates continue to expand their numbers, Republicans stay static "IndyWatch Feed World"

Democratic women candidates continue to expand their numbers, Republicans stay static

Reps Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) are two women who have been in Washington long enough to observe a significant gap grow between their parties when it comes to recruiting women candidates. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Results from Tuesday nights primaries in four states offered yet another strong showing by women candidates this cycle, particularly on the Democratic side. CRP took this opportunity to examine the data on women candidates over time, with special attention to the results by party and gender for candidates in primary races.

This linked spreadsheet highlights the relative success of male versus female candidates for House races over the past quarter-century.

The data includes candidates who filed with the Federal Election Commission and which CRP identified as active in the election cycle. Nominees are candidates who won primaries and elected candidates are those who won in the general election.

Looking at the Democrats over time, there has been a steady increase in the number of women nominated and elected. In addition, Democratic women have been more likely to win primaries and general elections than Democratic men.

Of all the Democratic women who ran for the House in 2016, for instance, 59 percent won primaries and 30 percent won the general while male Democrats won 44 percent of primaries and 20 percent in the general election.

Both these trends have turned up sharply in the current cycle. Women are winning Democratic primaries at a much higher rate than...

19:31

Chelsea Clinton Says Abortion Has Added Trillions To The Economy "IndyWatch Feed World"

Money is more important than human lives, according to Chelsea Clinton, who told a group of abortion activists Sunday that if you cant convince someone to support abortion with bodily rights arguments, tell them that [...]

The post Chelsea Clinton Says Abortion Has Added Trillions To The Economy appeared first on Your News Wire.

19:30

Black Budget: Financial Accounts May Be Modified to Shield Classified Programs "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Steven Aftergood

In an apparent departure from generally accepted accounting principles, federal agencies will be permitted to publish financial statements that are altered so as to protect information on classified spending from disclosure.

The new policy was developed by the governments Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) in response to concerns raised by the Department of Defense and others that a rigorous audit of agency financial statements could lead to unauthorized disclosure of classified information.

In order to prevent disclosure of classified information in a public financial statement, FASAB said that agencies may amend or obscure certain spending information. An entity may modify information required by other [accounting]standards if the effect of the modification does not change the net results of operations or net position.

Agencies may also shift accounts around in a potentially misleading way. A component reporting entity is allowed to be excluded from one reporting entity and consolidated into another reporting entity. The effect of the modifications may change the net results of operations and/or net position. See Statement of Federal Financial Accounting Standards 56, FASAB, July 5, 2018 (final draft for sponsor review).

In response to an earlier draft of the new standard that was issued last December, most government agencies endorsed the move to permit modifying public financial statements.

The protection of classified information and national security takes precedence over financial statements,...

19:28

Guilty Archbishop Refuses To Apologize; Judge Spares Him Prison Anyway "IndyWatch Feed World"

Former Archbishop Philip Wilson, until recently one of the highest ranking Catholic clergy in the world, has been spared a prison sentence despite being found guilty of concealing child sexual abuse by a pedophile priest from [...]

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19:20

After 15 years of war US changing its tune in Afghanistan as 'barbaric' Taliban becomes bulwark against ISIS "IndyWatch Feed World"

After more than 15 years of war, the US appears more open to dialogue with the Taliban. RT's Ilya Petrenko explores why the US has cooled its rhetoric about the "barbarian" enemy that now controls large parts of Afghanistan. Washington's longtime adversary in Afghanistan is becoming more palatable by the month, with a State Department official going so far as to say that the United States is doing "everything we can" to help bring the Taliban and the Afghan government to the negotiating table. General John Nicholson, commander of US forces in Afghanistan, even acknowledged that the Taliban was fighting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS), which he "encouraged." But just a few months prior, Nicholson had said that such claims were widely exaggerated and part of a narrative used by Russia to legitimize the group.

19:15

Adrenochrome  The Real Reason Behind Child Abductions? "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Re-upload from a previously censored video. You wont believe the shocking lengths The Elite will go to extend their youth and get a high!

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19:06

PRX and PRI are merging to make one giant podcasting powerhouse "IndyWatch Feed World"

Together, they will reportedly claim an audience of more than 28.5 million radio listeners and 56 million podcast downloads each month.

Two of the biggest public radio platforms are joining forces in the name of podcasting. PRX has invested heavily in podcast production and distribution in recent years, while PRI has remained focused on public radio programming; together, they will reportedly claim an audience of more than 28.5 million radio listeners and 56 million podcast downloads each month.

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19:01

Rare mountain tornado touches down near Eagle Nest, New Mexico "IndyWatch Feed World"

Yes, a tornado touched down not only right in the middle of the Rocky Mountains, but also in New Mexico, both locales not known for their twisters. There's a popular weather myth that tornadoes don't like mountainous terrain, but the reality is that they can form just about anywhere. It's just that ideal conditions for the often terrifying whirlwinds tend to occur more often over the flatlands of tornado alley in the middle of the continent. As if to prove that they'll go where they please, a swirling spout reached down from storm clouds over northern New Mexico's Moreno Valley Thursday, ripping up the ground near the village of Eagle Nest, which sits at over 8,000 feet in elevation and is surrounded by the high peaks of the Sangre de Cristo range. Dramatic video captured near Eagle Nest Lake State Park showed the short-lived tornado wreaking havoc on the ground; multiple explosions suggest it may have torn up some parts of the area's electrical grid.

19:00

The Slow March Toward a World Without Nuclear Weapons "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Jerry Merriman

A little over a year ago, 122 countries nearly two-thirds of the worlds total made history by adopting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).  Between 20 September 2017 and 3 August 2018, 60 of those countries took it a step further by signing the treaty.  On 31 July 2018, New Zealand became the 14th country to take the final step by ratifying it.  With no deadline for signing and ratifying the treaty, it will become part of international law when 50 countries have ratified it.

Countries opposed to the treaty include all nine countries with nuclear weapons and all 29 members of NATO.  That the treaty is viewed as controversial in some circles should come as no surprise, but it is worth noting that the treaty has overwhelming support from countries in Africa, Central America, and South America.  It is also supported by all of the countries in the Middle East (including Iran) except for Syria, Turkey, and Israel.  Syria participated in treaty negotiations but was absent for the vote to adopt on 7 July 2017.  Turkey, along with four other NATO-member countries (Germany, Italy, Belgium, and the Netherlands), allows the presence of U.S. nuclear weapons as part of a nuclear sharing agreement.  Israel has its own arsenal of nuclear weapons and has never signed the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).  The NPT was originally adopted in 1968 and includes 190 countries.  Palestine is among the 14 countries that have ratified the TPNW.

In 2017, a letter from over 3,000 scientists worldwide in support of the nuclear weapons ban treaty was delivered to the U.N. General Assembly during negotiations to adopt the treaty.  The letter begins:

Nuclear arms are the only weapons of mass destruction not yet prohibited by an international convention, even though they are the most destructive and indiscriminate weapons ever created. We scientists bear a special responsibility for nuclear weapons, since it was scientists who invented them and discovered that their effects are even more horrific than first thought.

Will the treaty, once it is ratified by 50 countries, guarantee a world free of nuclear weapons?  No, but it will be a tremendously important step toward that goal.  A September 2017 article from Human Rights Watch explains:...

18:58

'Vela incident': Radioactive sheep boost claims of secret Israeli nuke test 39 years ago "IndyWatch Feed World"

Radioactive isotopes discovered by scientists in Australian sheep have added gravity to longstanding claims that a mysterious flash above the Indian Ocean 39 years ago was actually an illegal Israeli nuclear weapon test. On September 22, 1979, US satellite Vela 6911 detected a 'double flash' near the Marion and Prince Edward Islands in the southern Indian Ocean. Ever since, there has been speculation that it was actually a nuclear weapon test carried out by Israel. According to the memoirs of then-US President Jimmy Carter, this was also the assumption of American generals who briefed him on the incident. The official position of the Israeli state is to neither confirm nor deny having a homegrown military nuclear program. Now a new paper, published in the Science & Global Security journal, says radioactive isotope iodine-131 had been discovered in the thyroids of Australian sheep in the month following the so-called 'Vela incident.'

18:56

Rashida Tlaib Dodges Questions About Endorsement from Israel Lobby "IndyWatch Feed World"

Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib was asked directly by the UKs Channel 4 on Monday whether she would vote against US military aid to Israel if, as expected, she is elected to Congress in November.

Tlaib avoided the question at first, giving a lengthy answer about her Palestinian ancestry and emphasizing that she is for equality for all, for making sure every single person there has every right to thrive.

She also mentioned how her grandfather had been displaced but did not say by whom, and she talked about the suffering of families when they are attacked, when theyre unarmed, when they dont know what exactly is happening.

Only when the interviewer asked a second time if she would vote against military aid to Israel, did Tlaib give a qualified answer: Absolutely, if it has something to do with inequality and not access to people having justice.

As she has done previously, she admonished those who say lets choose a side between Israelis and Palestinians.

The interview which can be watched above did not address her views on BDS, the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.

 

Tlaib sought out J Street

Tlaibs hesitant and ambiguous answers to Channel 4 came after a weekend of fiercely pushing back against questions and criticisms since an article by this writer highlighted how she had accepted an endorsement and donations from the political action committee of J Street, an Israel lobby group staunchly opposed to Palestinian refugee rights and BDS.

J Street has also given platforms to Israeli leaders, such as former prime minister Ehud Olmert and former foreign minister Tzipi Livni, who were in charge when Israel launched the Operation Cast Lead massacre in Gaza in December 2008.

An independent UN inquiry found extensive evidence of war crimes in the assault that left around 1,400 Palestinians dead.

The J Street endorsement states that Tlaib supports all current aid to Israel which nece.....

18:50

Glorified vending machine startup Bodega finally kills off its offensive name "IndyWatch Feed World"

Goodbye, Bodega. Hello, Stockwell?

Remember the Great Bodega Fiasco of 2017?

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18:45

The entire West Virginia Supreme Court was just impeached. Heres everything you need to know. "IndyWatch Feed World"

By True Pundit

West Virginia lawmakers made a historic decision Monday: They voted to impeach the states entire Supreme Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state.

The West Virginia House of Delegates Judiciary Committee approved 14 articles of impeachment against the courts four sitting justices last week. Their alleged grievances ranged from misusing taxpayer money for office renovations to using state-owned property, including a historic desk, for personal use.

The full House of Delegates considered the articles of impeachment on Monday, ultimately approving 11 of them through a series of votes that fell along party lines, the New York Times reported.

Eight of the articles targeted the courts chief justice, Allen Loughry, who, according to the Times, has been suspended since June. Among other accusations, he is accused of lying to lawmakers and using state property for his personal use, including vehicles and gas cards.

The remaining justices acting Chief Justice Margaret Workman and Justices Robin Davis and Elizabeth Walker were impeached on three articles. Workman and Davis were impeached for overpaying senior status judges on lower courts, while Davis was impeached for misusing $500,000 in taxpayer funds on office renovations.

All four justices were charged with neglect of duty, abusing their power, and failing to reign in the spending of the others, according to NBC News.

The courts fifth justice, Menis Ketchum, resigned last month before impeachment proceedings began. He has also pleaded guilty to a federal charge of defrauding the state of West Virginia. He faces 20 years in federal prison.

Meanwhile, Loughry, who was already on administrative leave prior to Mondays developments, is facing...

18:43

Turkey Retaliates With Tariffs on U.S. Goods "IndyWatch Feed World"

ANKARA, TurkeyTurkey said Wednesday it is increasing tariffs on some U.S. products like cars, alcohol, and coal a move that is unlikely to have much economic impact but highlights the deteriorating relations with the U.S. in a feud that has already helped trigger a currency crisis.

The Turkish government said tariffs on American cars will be doubled to 120 percent while those on alcoholic drinks will be hiked by the same rate to 140 percent. Overall, the duties will amount to $533 million, a relatively small sum meant as retaliation for U.S. President Donald Trumps recent decision to double tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum.

The tariffs also come a day after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would boycott U.S. electronic goods, singling out iPhones. Though it was unclear how the boycott would be enforced or encouraged.

Beyond the bluster of the two world leaders, the spat between the NATO allies has exacerbated a financial storm in Turkey. International investors have been put off by the countrys high levels of foreign debt and Erdogans refusal to allow the central bank to raise interest rates to support the currency, as experts say it should.

The currency drop is particularly painful for Turkey because it has accumulated a high debt in foreign currencies.

The Turkish lira has dropped to a series of record lows in recent weeks, having fallen 37 percent so far this year. It recovered a bit, by 5 percent to around 6.05 lira per dollar Wednesday, after the government took steps to shore up the currency by reducing the daily limit in bank foreign currency swap transactions.

On Wednesday, Turkish officials said Qatar had pledged $15 billion of direct investments for Turkey, in a bid to help Turkeys economy. The officials said Qatars Sheikh Tamin bin Hamad Al Thani pledged to quickly implement the investment package during a meeting with Erdogan in Ankara. The officials from Erdogans office provided the information on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin later confirmed the pledge on Twitter, saying: Turkish-Qatari relations are based on solid foundations of true friendship and solidarity.

Also helping the Turkish currency were moves by Turkey to gain favor with European countries.

It decided to release two Greek soldiers from prison on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Turkey then freed Amnesty Internationals honorary chairman for Turkey, Taner Kilic, from prison pending the outcome of his trial on terror charges. And Erdogan held a phone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and planned to speak this week also with Frances Emmanuel Macron.

...

18:32

Steve Bannon to Advise Brazils Far-Right Presidential Candidate "IndyWatch Feed World"

Political strategist Steve Bannon, a founding member of the far right-wing news website Breitbart News and former chief advisor to United States President Donald Trump, will be an advisor to Brazilian Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro for the upcoming elections in October.

The announcement was made by Bolsonaros son and congressman, Eduardo Bolsonaro.

Bannon said that Bolsonaros mission in Brazil will be more arduous than Trumps presidential campaign, said Eduardo Bolsonaro.

He also affirmed that Bannon had made himself available to help Bolsonaros presidential run. This, obviously, doesnt include anything financial. Weve made this point very clear. The support will come in the form of giving internet tips, analysis, interpreting data, that type of stuff.

The U.S. political analyst had long been a follower of Bolsonaro and became even more enthused with his presidential campaign after seeing videos of him swarmed by a crowd of people as he arrived at a Brazilian airport, according to Brasil 24/7.

After helping Trump ascend to the U.S. presidency and advising him over his first year as head of state, Bannon resigned from leading Breitbart News.

According to Bannon, his exit from the White House was pre-meditated. Id always planned on spending one year I want to get back to Breitbart, he said to the Weekly Standard.

Now Im free. Ive got my hands back on my weapons I am definitely going to crush the opposition. Theres no doubt. I built a fucking machine at Breitbart. And now Im about to go back, knowing what I know, and were about to rev that machine up. And rev it up we will do.

He has since moved on to advising a surge of right-wing political movements in Europe.

While Bannons right-wing views have occupied much of the mainstream press, he has remained a skeptic of U.S. military intervention abroad and has outright opposed the governments involvement in places like Afghanistan, Syria, and...

18:31

Devin Nunes: Clinton campaign colluded with 'nearly every' top official at the DOJ and FBI, media not covering it "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sunday on Fox News Channel's "Sunday Morning Futures," House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) said the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton's "colluded" with "nearly every" top official in the Justice Department and FBI. Nunes said, "What's come out now, Maria, is that he has been the go-between Christopher Steele, so once Christopher Steele was terminated as a source, for doing all things like talking to the media, at the behest of Glenn Simpson, remember he was working for Glenn Simpson Fusion GPS, who are working for the Clinton Campaign. Christopher Steele was fired, a lot of this information wasn't shared with the FISA court, especially because of the fact that Christopher Steele was desperate that Donald Trump not become president. After that happened, Bruce Ohr, one of the top lawyers in the Department of Justice, kept continually meeting and providing information from Christopher Steele to who? The FBI."

18:30

The [[[[Hunters]]]] Become the Hunted! QAnon, Haiti and NBC "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Neon Revolt

Note to the reader: posts 1860 until 1864 are all review. Theyre for the newbies. If youre not new, and want to get into the meatier stuff right way, click here.

Second note to the reader: this is not the the article I promised on Gab. Thats still coming. But Q dropped a TON of things tonight, so I have to cover that first.

So for the newbies:

Forget everything you know. The level of evil out there is almost incomprehensible. People you think you know as good people, are anything but:

 r/greatawakening Unbelievable! I was reading a tweet from Jordan Sather and saw this posted from a response. I looked up Rainn Wilson and found he and wifes foundation in Haiti for disadvantaged girls. No more coincidences are there?  

NBC is in panic mode and we talked quite a bit about this not that long ago, but theyve actually hired Media Matters to comb through all their peoples accounts and delete questionable content.

Newbies Look in to Epsteins island, please. I have numerous articles about this den of depravity on this site:

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18:29

'Moscow's genius move': Syrian Kurds will join Syrian Army and Russians to cooperate on assault on Idlib "IndyWatch Feed World"

RusVesna reports that the hitherto US-backed mixed Kurdish-Arab units under the brand of "Syrian Democratic Forces" have decided to put on Syrian Arab Army uniforms and fight terrorist forces in cooperation with Moscow and Damascus. Sources on the ground have reportedly said that in the cities of Nubbol and Zahra in the Aleppo province, Kurdish militias have fully joined forces with Syrian troops. Local units of the 'Syrian Democratic Forces' have resolved to don Syrian Arab Army uniforms in order to not be singled out by Turkish forces in the impending battle for Idlib and the western part of the Aleppo province. The largest Turkish news agency, Anadolu, has reportedly confirmed this, with an Anadolu correspondent in Aleppo saying: "As part of an agreement with the Bashar Assad regime, the YPG organization has deployed 1300 fighters over the past two weeks to the regime-controlled Aleppo province. On the morning of August 11th, a convoy with YPG fighters went via Manbij to Aleppo.' As FRN has reported, YPG commander-in-chief Sipan Hemo recently declared that Kurdish forces would join Syrian forces in anti-terrorist operations in the north. These developments follow months of Russian military negotiations with Kurdish elders and field commanders to persuade them to cooperate with Damascus, RusVesna reports, calling this "Moscow's genius move."

18:29

Work with us or die! Facebook threatens Australian press saying: 'Work with us or end up in a hospice' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Campbell Brown, Facebook's head of news partnerships, is said to have told a group of Australian media executives that their businesses would die without their help FACEBOOK has been accused of threatening media firms into working with them by saying their businesses would end up "in a hospice" if they didn't. Campbell Brown, Facebook's global head of news partnerships, is said to have told a group of Australian media executives that their businesses would die without their help, and that Mark Zuckerberg "doesn't care" about publishers. According to The Australian, as part of a four-hour closed-door meeting with Ms Brown, the top exec for the social media giant said: "We will help you revitalise journalism ... in a few years the reverse looks like I'll be holding your hands with your dying business like in a hospice." Five sources present at the meeting confirmed the comments.

18:28

Wyoming Laws to Encourage Cryptocurrency Already Having Positive Impact "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Michael Maharrey Efforts to encourage the use of cryptocurrency in Wyoming have already paid off. Earlier this month, crypto exchange Coinbase announced it will...

18:28

Suicide Bomber Kills 48 in Afghanistan "IndyWatch Feed World"

KABUL, AfghanistanA suicide bomber targeted students preparing for university exams in a Shiite neighborhood of Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 48 people and wounding 67 in an attack blamed on the Islamic State group, officials said.

The bombing was the latest large-scale assault on Afghanistans Shiite community, which has increasingly been targeted by Sunni extremists who consider Shiites to be heretics. It comes amid a particularly bloody week in Afghanistan that has seen Taliban attacks kill scores of Afghan troops and civilians.

The bomber detonated his explosives inside a private building in the Dasht-i Barcha area of Kabul where a group of young Shiite men and women, all high school graduates, were studying for university entrance exams.

The spokesman for the public health ministry, Wahid Majroh, said the casualty figures were not final and that the death toll which steadily rose in the immediate aftermath of the bombing could rise further.

Majroh did not say if all the victims were students and whether any of their teachers were also among the casualties.

The explosion initially set off gunfire from Afghan guards in the area, leading to assumptions that there were more attackers involved. Officials later said all indications were that there was only one bomber.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but Jawad Ghawari, a member of the citys Shiite clerical council, blamed IS, which has carried similar attacks in the past, hitting mosques, schools and cultural centers.

In the past two years, Ghawari said there were at least 13 attacks on the Shiite community in Kabul alone.

Abdul Hossain Hossainzada, a Shiite community leader in the western Kabul neighborhood, said the bomber apparently targeted the course, which had young men and women studying together.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid denied his groups involvement in the attack.

Meanwhile, a Taliban assault on two adjacent checkpoints in northern Afghanistan late on Tuesday night killed at least 30 soldiers and policemen, officials said.

The attack took place in northern Baghlan province, in the Baghlan-I Markazi district, said Mohammad Safdar Mohseni, the head of the provincial council. Dilawar Aymaq, a parliamentarian from Baghlan, said the attack targeted a military checkpoint and another manned by the so-called local police, militias recruited and paid by the Interior Ministry.

Abdul Hai Nemati, the governor of Baghlan, said at least nine security forces were still missing and four others were wounded in the attack. He said reinforcements have been dispatched to help recapture the checkpoints.

Mujahid, the Taliban spokesman, claimed responsibili...

18:28

Report Says Church Brushed Off Complaints of Oral Sex, Rape "IndyWatch Feed World"

HARRISBURG, Pa.A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while he was visiting her in the hospital after shed had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old boy into having oral sex, then rinsed out the boys mouth with holy water. One boy was forced to say confession to the priest who sexually abused him.

Those children are among the victims of roughly 300 Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania who molested more than 1,000 children and possibly many more since the 1940s, according to a sweeping state grand jury report released Tuesday that accused senior church officials, including a clergyman who is now the archbishop of Washington, D.C., of systematically covering up complaints.

The real number of abused children and abusive priests might be higher since some secret church records were lost and some victims never came forward, the grand jury said.

U.S. bishops adopted widespread reforms in 2002 when clergy abuse became a national crisis for the church, including stricter requirements for reporting accusations to law enforcement and a streamlined process for removing clerics who abuse children. But the grand jury said more changes are needed.

Despite some institutional reform, individual leaders of the church have largely escaped public accountability, the grand jury wrote in the roughly 900-page report. Priests were raping little boys and girls, and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing; they hid it all.

Top church officials have mostly been protected and many, including some named in the report, have been promoted, the grand jury said, concluding that it is too early to close the book on the Catholic Church sex scandal.

In nearly every case, prosecutors found that the statute of limitations has run out, meaning that criminal charges cannot be filed. More than 100 of the priests are dead. Many others are retired or have been dismissed from the priesthood or put on leave. Authorities charged just two as a result of the grand jury investigation, including a priest who has since pleaded guilty, though some of those named had been charged years ago.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro said the investigation is ongoing.

The investigation of six of Pennsylvanias eight dioceses Allentown, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Scranton is the most extensive investigation of Catholic clergy abuse by any state, according to victim advocates. The dioceses represent about 1.7 million Catholics.

Until now, there have been just nine investigations by a prosecutor or grand jury of a Catholic diocese or archdiocese in the United States, according to the Massachusetts-based research and advocacy organization, BishopAccountability.org.

The Philadelphia archdiocese and the Joh...

18:27

Going Fundamental Eludes Congressional Progressives "IndyWatch Feed World"

Ive recently received fundraising letters from Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Chuck Schumer on behalf of their Democratic Partys campaign committees. Mostly, all they ask for is money, though Schumers letter includes a short tough letter to President Trump for us to sign which they promise to deliver to the White House.

Although politicians review and sign fundraising letters, rarely do they write them. That lucrative task is left to political consulting firms that also profitably consult for corporations. Thats why the letters are so formulaic.

Over the years I have urged incumbents and candidates for elected office to do more than ask people for money. Why not ask them for their time, their minds, and their dedication by having time-raisers, not just fund-raisers? Great idea they uniformly say. This never gets done. Their consultants think asking for anything other than money diminishes donations. So the dreary letters continue to arrive with grand promises and few specifics. For example, both letters mentioned the need for higher minimum wages. Wages have been stagnant for many years while corporate profits and executive bonuses have skyrocketed on the backs of millions of American workers. But there is no mention of how high a minimum wage (gutted by inflation since the 1970s) these Democrats are committed to supporting. Similarly, there are no specifics that address protecting health care, social security, reversing huge tax cuts to big business, debloating military budgets and stopping costly, reckless wars. If politicians dont give you specifics and timetables, theyre creating their own loopholes should they be elected.

Now comes the spanking new Peoples Budget released by the House of Representatives Progressive Caucus of the Democratic Party (see The Peoples Budget). It is 40 pages with charts that rebuke and reject the cruel and vicious agenda of the corporatist, war-mongering, deficit-booming Republican toadies of Wall Street, and the fossil fuel and nuclear industries. The organized lobbies against the modest necessities of workers, consumers, and defenseless communities dominate the federal budget process.

But the CPCs Peoples Budget has its own infirmities. It doesnt address very weak corporate crime enforcement, to repealing specific anti-labor laws, like the Taft-Hartley Act, to being number-specific in cutting the bloated, corporate crime-ridden military budget, or even giving a number to a higher minimum wage.

Showing both large expenditures for restoring social safety net programs and large savings by reducing corporate welfare, restoring corporate taxes, and adding some new ones such as a speculation tax on Wall Street transactions, the Peoples Budget still comes off as a blizzard of funding...

18:26

Greg Hunter, "Scarier, More Dangerous Market Crisis Blowing Up Now" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Scarier, More Dangerous Market Crisis Blowing Up Now"
By Greg Hunters USAWatchdog.com

"Financial writer John Rubino says the currency crisis happening in Turkey is a stark reason for owning something a government cant print more of at will. Rubino points out, The function of gold and silver is to protect you against government mismanagement of your currency. The emerging market countries (including Turkey) have screwed up their money. They borrowed a lot of U.S. dollars at low interest rates when the dollar was falling. They expected the dollar to keep falling and pay back their loans in ever cheaper dollars, but the dollar went the other way. So, now their loans are unpayable. Their currencies are blowing up, and you are seeing gold and silver rise in local currency terms. In other words, precious metals are protecting the citizens of those countries against financial mismanagement.

Rubino warns, The crisis eventually works its way all the way to the middle, which is what happened after the housing bubble burst in 2007. It was just sub-prime mortgagees to begin with, which was not really a big deal, but eventually it became a near death experience for the entire global banking system. Since that time, instead of getting our financial houses in order around the world, we basically kept on borrowing money. Now, we have almost twice as much debt globally as we had in that debt driven global financial crisis. So, you can expect the next one to be bigger, scarier and more dangerous. There are a lot of reasons to believe we are getting close, and one of those reasons is the emerging markets are starting to blow up.

Rubino also points out, The Crack-Up Boom is the point at which everybody figures out it is the explicit policy of their governme...

18:23

Turkey green-lights Moscow's proposal for ditching dollar, switching to trading in national currency "IndyWatch Feed World"

Ankara has given a green light to Moscow's proposal to switch to ruble-lira trade between the countries. Turkey also has similar plans for trade with China and other countries. "We are discussing the transition to national currencies not only with Russia and China, but also with other countries. It is not just Turkey's request. In other countries, there has been reaction to US attacks," said Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin. "Many countries oppose the pressure of the US dollar as a means of political and economic coercion, and we see that the demand for payments in national currencies between different countries is increasing," he added. Both Russia and Turkey's currencies have been exposed to the US sanctions pressure. They both lost half of their value against the greenback since 2014 and 2018, respectively, despite relatively strong economic performance.

18:22

Millions of animals lives wasted "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 28 March 2015 video says about itself:

Hidden Camera Exposes Criminal Animal Abuse at Chicken Slaughterhouse

New hidden-camera video from inside Maple Lodge FarmsCanadas biggest poultry producerreveals disgusting cruelty to animals, including workers violently slamming birds upside down into metal shackles and breaking their wings and legs, chickens cut open while still conscious and breathing, and animals arriving at the slaughterhouse frozen solid after they were trucked through freezing weather.

Take action here.

Some estimates say about half of all human food is wasted.

And that does not even take into account the billions of lives of animals, wasted already even before they might become food.

Translated from Dutch Vroege Vogels radio today:

Every year, 81 million animals are slaughtered in the Netherlands at a premature age, [Dutch pro-animals organisation] Wakker Dier reports after research. According to the organization, farmers, because of the high price pressure, quickly choose premature deaths for animals that are no longer profitable. Because of the capitalism in the supermarket business, livestock husbandry has become so penny-pinching that animal lives are no longer worth anything, said a Wakker Dier spokesperson.

Millions butchered

Each year 34 million egg laying hens are slaughtered when they start molting, because they would lay slightly fewer eggs afterwards. In addition, 39 million roosters are gassed annually because they are male and therefore can not lay eggs. They also grow too slowly for meat production. Meat chicks, cows,...

18:21

Are The United State and Saudi Arabia Stoking Ethnic Protests in Iran? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Iran has raised the spectre of a US-Saudi effort to destabilize the country by exploiting economic grievances against the backdrop of circumstantial evidence that Washington and Riyadh are playing with scenarios for stirring unrest among the Islamic republics ethnic minorities.

Iran witnessed this weekend minority Azeri and Iranian Arab protests in soccer stadiums while the countrys Revolutionary Guards Corps reported clashes with Iraq-based Iranian Kurdish insurgents.

State-run television warned in a primetime broadcast that foreign agents could turn legitimate protests stemming from domestic anger at the governments mismanagement of the economy and corruption into incendiary calls for regime change by inciting violence that would provoke a crackdown by security forces and give the United States fodder to tackle Iran.

The ordinary protesting worker would be hapless in the face of such schemes, uncertain how to stop his protest from spiralling into something bigger, more radical, that he wasnt calling for, journalist Azadeh Moaveni quoted in a series of tweets the broadcast as saying.

The warning stroked with the Trump administrations strategy to escalate the protests that have been continuing for months and generate the kind of domestic pressure that would force Iran to concede by squeezing it economically with the imposition of harsh sanctions.

US officials, including President Donald J. Trumps national security advisor John Bolton, a long-time proponent of Iranian regime change, have shied away from declaring that they were seeking a change of government, but have indicated that they hoped sanctions would fuel economic discontent.

The Trump administration, after withdrawing in May from the 2015 international agreement that curbed Irans nuclear program, this month targeted Iranian access to US dollars, trade in gold and other precious metals, and the sale to Ir...

18:18

Twitter suspends Alex Jones for tweeting a call to end censorship "IndyWatch Feed World"

Controversial right-wing commentator Alex Jones has been banned from tweeting after he posted a link to a video of himself calling on President Trump to "take action" against tech companies censoring his content. Infowars Editor Paul Joseph Watson tweeted a screenshot of the notification sent by Twitter staff to Jones. According to Twitter, a tweet by Jones one day earlier was considered to be "targeted harassment," and, as a result, the Infowars host would have his access to the social-media platform restricted for one week. Watson described the situation as "truly, monumentally, beyond stupid." In the video, Jones ranted about the censorship of conservative voices by Silicon Valley tech companies, directing much of his scorn at Apple CEO Tim Cook. He called his own ban from various tech platforms a "total anti-American attack," and called on President Trump to "do something about it." Along the way, he bashed Democrats, criticized the mainstream media, and accused Cook of working with the Chinese government to undermine America. Comment: Most of what Jones says is eye-roll-worthy. But that's about it. And the censorship just makes him more popular.

BEST OF THE WEB: Now they're censoring censorship? Twitter suspends Alex Jones for tweeting a call to end censorship "IndyWatch Feed World"

Controversial right-wing commentator Alex Jones has been banned from tweeting after he posted a link to a video of himself calling on President Trump to "take action" against tech companies censoring his content. Infowars Editor Paul Joseph Watson tweeted a screenshot of the notification sent by Twitter staff to Jones. According to Twitter, a tweet by Jones one day earlier was considered to be "targeted harassment," and, as a result, the Infowars host would have his access to the social-media platform restricted for one week. Watson described the situation as "truly, monumentally, beyond stupid." In the video, Jones ranted about the censorship of conservative voices by Silicon Valley tech companies, directing much of his scorn at Apple CEO Tim Cook. He called his own ban from various tech platforms a "total anti-American attack," and called on President Trump to "do something about it." Along the way, he bashed Democrats, criticized the mainstream media, and accused Cook of working with the Chinese government to undermine America. Comment: Most of what Jones says is eye-roll-worthy. But that's about it. And the censorship just makes him more popular.

18:16

Named & Shamed: Heres a List of the Pedophile Priests that Abused 1000+ Children "IndyWatch Feed World"

Pedophile Priests Who Were Shielded by the Church

Monsignor Thomas J. Benestad 

Monsignor Thomas J. Benestad is one of the 300 clergymen named in the grand jury report.

In 2011, the Allentown Diocese was approached by a man who alleged that Benestad sexually abused him from 1981 to 1983.

The victim was nine years old when the alleged abuse began.

The allegation was reported to the Northampton County District Attorneys Office, which investigated the matter and found that the boys accusations were credible.

The victim told authorities that when he was a boy enrolled in Catholic school, he was taken out of class by a nun and sent to Benestads office because he had worn shorts to Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) study.

Since wearing shorts were sinful, the boy was told to get on his knees and start praying once inside Benestads office.

Benestad then unzipped his pants and told the boy to give him oral sex, the grand jury report alleges.

The boy did so. Afterward, Benestad squirted holy water into the boys mouth and told him it was to purify him.

No charges were ever brought because the alleged crimes took place beyond the statute of limitations.

Other alleged victims also complained about Benestad, who was allowed to continue to minister.

Benestad, who has denied all of the allegations, is now retired in Boca Raton, Florida.

Reverend Thomas J. Bender 

In 1972, the Allentown Diocese received a report from a Deacon who also happened to be a Pennsylvania State Trooper.

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18:15

Economic Contagion? Central Banks Are The Real Culprit "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Brandon Smith The mainstream news has been awash lately in talk over the danger of economic contagion, primarily due to lack of dollar liquidity...

18:10

Suicide bomber kills 48, injures 67 in Kabul, Afghanistan "IndyWatch Feed World"

A suicide blast in the Afghanistan capital of Kabul has killed 48 people, the Health Ministry has said. A further 67 were wounded in the explosion that occurred on Wednesday in a mainly Shi'ite area of the city. A suspected suicide bomber blew himself up outside an educational center in the western part of the capital. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, although Islamic State (formerly ISIS) has previously said it was responsible for attacks on Shi'ite targets. The incident comes as the government faces pressure over a Taliban attack in the city of Ghazni, which led to five days of fighting in the capital, claiming the lives of hundreds of civilians and members of the security forces. According to the United Nations, up to 150 civilians have been killed in violence in the strategic provincial capital.

18:03

AT&T gets sued over two-factor security flaws and $23M cryptocurrency theft "IndyWatch Feed World"

If hackers can convince your phone company to turn over your number to them, they can defeat two-factor authentication that relies on text messaging.

Crypto investor Michael Terpin filed a $224 million lawsuit against AT&T in California federal court Wednesday alleging that the phone companys negligence let hackers steal nearly $24 million in cryptocurrency from him, Reuters reports. Hes also seeking punitive damages.

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18:03

Nutritional Therapist: Boost Your Mood in Three Days With the Happiness Diet "IndyWatch Feed World"

Nutritional therapist and chef Christine Bailey recommends a happiness diet that will boost your mind in three days, as reported by The Daily Mail.

According to the World Health Organization(WHO), there are at least 300 million people of all ages who suffer from depression worldwide. It is the leading cause of disability globally, and primarily contributes to the overall global burden of disease.

Traditional medications are prescribed to improve symptoms of depression, but they also have side effects. Antidepressants take a while, about two to four weeks, before showing effects. Moreover, symptoms such as sleep, appetite, and concentration problems improve before mood lifts, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Instead of spending money and risking your life on these prescription drugs, a variety of foods can help lift up your mood and treat depression.

Fixing your brain starts with fixing your body. Optimizing what you put in and taking out the negative influences is the first start, Bailey said.

Bailey based her recommendations on research on brain health and proactive lifestyle and dietary changes. She wrote in her new book, entitled The Brain Boost Diet, a diet that will boost your mood in three days. These foods contain nutrients that the body needs to produce chemical messengers that will naturally lift up your mood. (Related: Be aware of the link between food and depression.)

Eat your way to happiness

  • Do not eat processed foods  Imbalances in blood sugar can easily deplete your mood, so foods that contain refined sugary carbohydrates, white starch, fruit juices, and sugary smoothies must be avoided. On the other hand, your meals should be based on lean proteins, antioxidant-rich vegetables, and healthy fats such as oily fish, avocado, olives, nuts, and seeds.
  • Consume healthy fats  The brain is mostly composed of fat, most of which are healthy fats phospholipids and omega-3 fats. Healthy fats are important because they help in improving your focus, concentration, and mood. Olive oil...

18:00

We have an ethical obligation to end individual animal suffering "IndyWatch Feed World"

Not just animals in general, each animalany time its suffering

Last winter, unforgettable video footage online showed a starving polar bear, struggling in its Arctic hunting grounds. Because of global warming, the ice was thin and the food supply was scarce. The video generated a wellspring of sympathy for the plight of this poor creature, and invigorated calls for stronger efforts to combat climate changeand rightly so.

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17:57

Over 300 Catholic Pedos Preyed Upon 1,000+ Children Amid Systematic Coverup: Report "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Tyler Durden

A bombshell grand jury report from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court concludes that over 300 members of the Catholic clergy molested over 1,000 child victims amid a systematic coverup by church leaders spanning over seven decades in the second major Catholic pedophile scandal this week following a raid conducted in Chile at the Catholic Episcopal Conference.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said at a Tuesday press conference in Harrisburg that while 1,000 victims were identified in the grand jury report, members of the grand jury believe there are more and that the real number might be in the thousands since some records were lost, while victims in other cases were afraid to come forward.

We subpoenaed, and reviewed, half a million pages of internal diocesan documents. They contained credible allegations against over three hundred predator priests. Over one thousand child victims were identifiable, from the churchs own records. We believe that the real number of children whose records were lost, or who were afraid ever to come forward is in the thousands.

The coverup was sophisticated. And all the while, shockingly, church leadership kept records of the abuse and the coverup. These documents, from the dioceses own Secret Archives, formed the backbone of this investigation, Shapiro said.

The report specifically faulted Cardinal Donald Wuerl former longtime Pittsburgh bishop who now leads the Washington archdiocese, for his part in concealing the sexual abuse. On Tuesday, Wuerl refuted the claims, saying in a statement that he acted with diligence, with concern for the victims and to prevent future acts of abuse.

The grand jury scrutinized abuse allegations in dioceses that minister to more than half the states 3.2 million Catholics. Its report echoed the findings of many earlier church investigations around the country in its description of widespread sexual abuse by clergy and church officials concealment of it.

The pane...

17:49

The Hotwire #32: August 15, 2018 : Summer in ReviewAntifascists in Charlottesville & DC2018 Prison Strike "IndyWatch Feed World"

Listen here. Our first episode of the new season! This week, we look back at the long, hot summer and give an update on antifascist clashes, pipeline resistance, and ICE occupations. Hundreds gathered in Charlottesville on the anniversary of the defeat of Unite the Right, drawing attention to the increasing cozy relationship between white supremacists and the police.

We interview someone from Washington, DC about opposition to the Unite the Right 2 Rally held there this past weekend. Accused ELF and ALF member, Josephy Dibee was extradited to the US from Cuba and is being held in jail in Oregon. There are updates on the nationwide prison strike set to start on August 21 and list a whole slew of solidarity events you could attend. Finally, we wrap up the show with political prisoner birthdays and next weeks news. Were glad to be back! Send us news, events, or ideas on how our show can better serve anarchist activity in your town by emailing us at podcast@crimethinc.com.

17:45

Stunning 7-Minute Video on Akkar: Lebanons Green Treasure "IndyWatch Feed World"

Akkar Trail shared a 7-minute video showcasing Akkars green treasure which occupies 20% of Akkars total area. The forests in Akkar are among the largest and most bio-diverse in Lebanon and there are several protected natural sites and even a Cedar forest reserve.

Check out this stunning documentary, hoping that necessary measures will be taken to preserve this green heaven, managing the wildfires and prevent fires from devouring forests.

17:40

Venezuelan Drone Attack: Separating What We Know from What We Don't "IndyWatch Feed World"

Steve Ellner argues that there is plenty of misinformation and rumours surrounding the terrorist attack, and that it is important to base any analysis of the deeds on facts.

17:37

Oh, the irony! Congressional candidate who fought for strict gun control laws charged with the shooting death of her partner "IndyWatch Feed World"

A former congressional candidate who promised to fight for strict gun control laws has now been charged with murder for shooting and killing her former campaign manager after his body was found in her apartment. One year ago, Kellie Collins, 30, was vying for the votes of residents in Georgia's 10th congressional district. Now, she is facing charges of murder and grand larceny. The case against her surrounds the death of Curtis Cain, 41, a vital member of her campaign who was also reportedly her husband. According to a report from WRDW-TV, the Aiken County Coroner confirmed that Collins and Cain were married, and "Collins was made the sole beneficiary of his insurance just a few weeks prior to Cain's death." While it is unclear what led up to Cain's death, Collins has been accused of shooting him on Aug. 4, leaving him to bleed to death, and then letting his body rot in their apartment of several days before police discovered it during a welfare check when Cain did not show up to work. Cain's Subaru Legacy had also been reported missing, and Collins has been accused of stealing it and charged with grand larceny. Police Captain Eric Abdullah told The State that it was not clear if Collins was in possession of the car when she surrendered to police.

17:34

Red sails "IndyWatch Feed World"

A more hysterical track from bowie (David jones)

I feel a bit roughed up, feel a bit frightened
Nearly pin it down some time
Red sail action wake up in the wrong town
Boy, I really get around
Thunder ocean
Thunder ocean
Red sails take me
Make me sail along
Red sails, and a mast so tall
Red sails
Red sails
Do you remember we another person
Green and black and red and so scared
Graffiti on the wall kept us all in tune
Bringing us all back home
Red sails
Thunder ocean
Red sails
Sailor cant dance like you, ooh, yooou
Ahh, red sail
Red sail action
Red sail
Some reaction
Action boy seen living under neon
Struggle with a foreign tongue
Red sails make him strong
Action make him sail along
Life stands still and stares
The hinterland, the hinterland
Were gonna sail to the hinterland
And its far far, far far far, far far far away
Its a far far, far far far fa da da da-da da
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17:31

Qatar to help Turkey by $15 Billion Loan "IndyWatch Feed World"

There has been a lot of lobbying behind the curtain going on asking Qatar to change its position and help Turkey for the IMF would not be able to come to the rescue. Sources are saying that Qatar will help Turkey to the tune of $15 billion for now. Those lobbying have included the United States. This will help ease things a little with Turkey.

17:30

10 Numbers That Prove That Americas Current Financial Condition Is A Horror Show "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Michael Snyder

Americas long-term balance sheet numbers just continue to get progressively worse.  Unfortunately, since the stock market has been soaring and the GDP numbers look okay, most Americans assume that the U.S. economy is doing just fine.  But the stock market was soaring and the GDP numbers looked okay just prior to the great financial crisis of 2008 as well, and we saw how that turned out.  The truth is that GDP is not the best measure for the health of the economy.  Judging the U.S. economy by GDP is basically like measuring the financial health of an individual by how much money he or she spends, and I will attempt to illustrate that in this article.

If I went out right now and got a whole bunch of new credit cards and started spending money like there was no tomorrow, would that mean that my financial condition had improved?

No, in fact it would mean that my long-term financial condition just got a whole lot worse.

GDP is a measurement of how much economic activity is happening in our society, and it is basically an indication of how much money is changing hands.

But just because more money is changing hands does not mean that things are going well.  What really matters is what is happening to assets and liabilities.  In other words, is wealth being built or is more debt just being accumulated?

Sadly, there are only a handful of bright spots in our economy.  A couple of very large tech companies such as Apple are accumulating wealth, but just about everywhere else you look debt is growing at an unprecedented pace.  Household debt has never been higher, corporate debt has doubled since the last financial crisis, state and local government debt is at record highs, and the U.S. national debt is wildly out of control.

If I went out tomorrow and spent $20,000 with a bunch of new credit cards, I could claim that my personal GDP was soaring because I was spending a lot more money then before.  But my boasting would be pointless because in reality I would just be putting my family in an extremely precarious financial position.

Economic growth that is produced by continually increasing amounts of debt is not a positive thing.  I wish that more people understood this very basic concept.  The following are 10 numbers that prove that Americas current financial condition is a horror show

#1 U.S. consumer credit just hit another all-time record high.  In the second quarter of 2008, total consumer credit reached a grand total of 2.63 trillion dollars, and now ten years later t...

17:30

Is Harvey Weinstein a sex trafficker? Judge says it's O.K. to ask "IndyWatch Feed World"

In a novel decision that could pave the way for other lawsuits, a judge on Tuesday ruled that Harvey Weinstein can be sued for violating a federal sex-trafficking statute by a young actress who claims he coerced her to engage in sex acts with him in exchange for a false promise of a movie role. The judge said the inducement to have sex with the Hollywood producer could fall under the sex-trafficking law, which makes it a crime to entice and force a person to commit a "commercial sex act" in return for something of value.

17:29

Venezuela Top Prosecutor: 34 Involved In Failed Assassination of Maduro "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Public Prosecutor's office has delivered the information to Interpol in a record time and with great detail about those involved in the failed attack, Saab reported.

17:25

Effects of DMT can mimic near-death experience "IndyWatch Feed World"

Taking the powerful psychedelic drug, DMT, can have the same effects as a near-death experience, British scientists at the Imperial College London have suggested. The researchers displayed results derived from a questionnaire that showed a "striking similarity" between people describing a near-death experiences and those who had taken DMT. From this, the researchers concluded that near-death or "complex subjective" experiences had been caused by physical changes in the brain. The discovery has led to hopes that studying DMT can lead to a better understanding of what happens to the brain as it dies. DMT is a psychoactive compound in ayahuasca, a drink made from vines and used in certain tribal ceremonies in South and Central America. The drug is also popular amongst tourists who are permitted to take part in said ceremonies. Those who take it often note the feeling that they transcend their body and enter another realm.

17:20

This is No Joke Monetary Reform Will Be Forced Upon the World "IndyWatch Feed World"

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; I really understand why the government wanted your model so bad. You have been the only one to correctly forecast the entire world. The emerging markets are cracking and the euro is falling apart. What is next in your timetable?

ANSWER: We have been warning that the first to crack would be emerging markets and Turkey was the focal point. We are also beginning to witness the debt crisis in China due to loans in dollars as well. Many of these companies simply lacked the sophistication to understand currency risk or hedging strategies. The second in line would be Europe and the Euro is really in danger of bringing the entire world economy down. The third in line will be Japan, and then finally the crisis will hit the USA. We are just living in an era where people have believed the nonsense for far too long. Adam Smiths Invisible Hand cannot be defeated.

This is SERIOUS. People have to understand that this is NOT my personal belief, opinion, or anything else based upon some predetermined conclusion. People attack me personally because they cannot defend a system that NOBODY in their right mind would have created from scratch. Our system is a patchwork of band-aids that are applied to each crisis and then never removed. Collectively, that have combined to create a complete nightmare. This has become such a mess, there is NOT a single person I know in government capable to even correcting this mess. The truth ALWAYS is exposed.

I am only one person. I do not have the support to manage a global crisis or step in to help every country. This will take a lot more than just me. The countries who want help are generally the peripheral not the majors for this is too political.

 

17:15

Operation Freedom: Trump & The Reset "IndyWatch Feed World"

The spotlight of this Operation Freedom Briefing focusses on the coming Rule of Law & Financial reset. Check out all of our content at www.davejanda.com

17:15

Internet Users Crowdfund Release of 4,358 CIA MKUltra Documents "IndyWatch Feed World"

A crowdfunding campaign has succeeded in raising the funds necessary to pay a Freedom of Information Act request fee for documents related to the CIAs controversial MKUltra program.

John Greenewald of Black Vault, a website that publishes government documents, appealed to the internet for help after the agency refused to waive the $425 fee it was demanding to release the documents. Greenewald, who has been filing FOIA requests for two decades, had previously published files on MKUltra, a program best known for dosing individuals with drugs like LSD to research mind control. The program was shut down, and the documents were reportedly destroyed in 1973 at the order of then-director Richard Helms, but some were eventually released.

Greenewald filed his first request for the documents in the late 90s and says he didnt hear back for years. In 2004, the CIA released some relevant documents to him via CD-Rom, which he published, but years later, he discovered thousands of pages were missing.

So, even though I paid for the CDs already, and they gave me an index originally stating that 100% of those records were on the CD-ROMs, they in fact, were not, he said in his GoFundMe appeal. He filed a new request but the CIA is charging him $425 to print 4,358 pages of previously withheld material. He easily met his goal of $500 (to cover any additional costs and GoFundMe fees) with the help of just 16 donors.

MKUltra has been extensively verified in one case, the CIA kept seven prisoners at a Kentucky penitentiary high on acid for 77 days but many of the documents are not available to the public. Though the CIA claims the documents he is requesting are not related to MKUltra, and rather, pertain to behavioral modification, Greenewald isnt convinced. Whether or not that ties into MKUltra and mind control, which I believe it does, the CIA claims it does not, he told Vice News.

To me, even though the government lies, documents do not, Greenewald said. And documen...

17:11

Botanical garden flowers, insects and birds "IndyWatch Feed World"

Water lily leaf with pondskater, 10 August 2018

Still 10 August 2018, in the botanical garden in Leiden, the Netherlands. After the Chinese garden, we continued to the pond near the source of the stream: where we saw these green water lily leaves with a black pondskater near the upper waters edge.

Like all photos in this blog post, this is a macro lens photo.

A...

17:09

San Francisco deploys the Poop Patrol after residents complain about stinky streets "IndyWatch Feed World"

San Francisco has established 'Poop Patrols' to deal with human waste that's contaminating sidewalks in one of America's wealthiest cities, sometimes making them almost impassable. The city is about to launch the 'Poop Patrols' squad to remove man-made feces from the streets, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The task force, made up of five Public Works staffers, will begin patrolling sidewalks "in about a month." 'Poop Patrol' will begin its unenviable work in the afternoon, by which time piles of feces tend to become visible. The poo crew will travel in a vehicle equipped with a steam cleaner. "We're trying to be proactive," explained Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru. "We're actually out there looking for it." The Chronicle, however, good-naturedly trolled the city official, saying: "We're all out there looking for it, our eyes are trained on the sidewalks as we walk so as to avoid that awful squishy feeling."

17:07

Politician Who Pushed for Gun Control Laws, Arrested for Murdering Partner With a Gun "IndyWatch Feed World"

Aiken, SC A former congressional candidate who promised to fight for strict gun control laws has now been charged with murder for shooting and killing her former campaign manager after his body was found in her apartment.

One year ago, Kellie Collins, 30, was vying for the votes of residents in Georgias 10th congressional district. Now, she is facing charges of murder and grand larceny. The case against her surrounds the death of Curtis Cain, 41, a vital member of her campaign who was also reportedly her husband.

According to a report from WRDW-TV, the Aiken County Coroner confirmed that Collins and Cain were married, and Collins was made the sole beneficiary of his insurance just a few weeks prior to Cains death.

While it is unclear what led up to Cains death, Collins has been accused of shooting him on Aug. 4, leaving him to bleed to death, and then letting his body rot in their apartment of several days before police discovered it during a welfare check when Cain did not show up to work.

Cains Subaru Legacy had also been reported missing, and Collins has been accused of stealing it and charged with grand larceny. Police Captain Eric Abdullah told The State that it was not clear if Collins was in possession of the car when she surrendered to police.

Abdullah also revealed that Collins was in Georgia when she was arrested, and she will be extradited to Aiken County, South Carolina, where she lived with Cain, and where his body was found.

While police confirmed that they believe Cain was shot to death, and the evidence points to Collins as the prime suspect, it is not clear whether she owned the firearm that was used to murder Cain.

What is clear is that when Collins ran as a Democratic congressional candidate last year, she pledged her support for strict gun control laws for the sake of ending gun violencewhich is the same crime she is now being accused of committing.

The Athens Banner-Herald reported that Collins was vocal about her support for responsible gun regulations and increased involvement from the federal government in local gun sales:...

17:07

Builders blunder leaving Tottenham Hotspur without a football ground "IndyWatch Feed World"

Spurs have no ground in Aug 2018.

Tottenhams new stadium: Around 15,000 seats set to be ripped out of new ground after building blunder

Without the special formula, they will fall apart within months and fade to light blue after being exposed to the elements

17:05

FBI Warns: Cyber Criminals Are Plotting Worldwide Mass Hacking Of ATM Machines "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Mac Slavo The FBI is warning of a worldwide mass hacking plot that could see millions withdrawn from bank accounts. The major operation has...

17:05

Twelve Year Old Girl Mechanic Video Goes Viral, Gets Dream Job "IndyWatch Feed World"

A lot of children are forced into child labor in Lebanon, and the authorities have made little progress to reduce child abuse. In fact, things have worsened ever since the Syrian crisis began whether thousands of refugees are being forced into the worst forms of child labor.

Fatima is a 12 year old girl living in Ouzai and working as a full time mechanic to help out her family. Not only was she too young to be working as a mechanic, but she had to defy auto-repair stereotypes to keep her job and wished shed just die at some point. Her dream job was to become a hair dresser.

Fatimas video went viral and caught Joe Raads attention, who offered the girl a job. And the next thing you know, she had already joined Joe Raads hair salon (I had no idea he had one) where she will be working and studying the profession. To be honest, I love the gesture and its much better than working as a mechanic but she still belongs in school at this age and the Ministry of Social Affairs needs to intervene and help. She could work part-time at the hair salon to earn a living while continuing her studies.

In all cases, a great gesture from Joe Raad.

17:04

Crimea ditches Visa and MasterCard in favor of Russia's Mir payment system "IndyWatch Feed World"

US payment systems Visa and MasterCard are no longer present on Russia's Crimean Peninsula. The republic's largest bank has finished the procedure of switching all plastic cards to Russia's Mir payment system. "On August 14, the process of replacing Visa and MasterCard plastic cards in favour of the Mir payment system has ended. Visa and MasterCard plastic cards issued by Genbank, which have not been replaced, are not serviced since August 14," the Crimean bank said. However, Genbank would still accept Visa and MasterCard cards issued by other banks outside Crimea at its ATMs. The bank had been the only financial institution in Crimea to issue cards of foreign operators.

17:00

The Federal Reserve: Secretly Sticking It To Americans For Over 100 Years "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Clint Siegner

In the aftermath of the 2008 Financial Crisis, the private Federal Reserve bank cartel was front and center as a target for public outrage.

Former U.S. Congressman Ron Pauls End the Fed message suddenly resonated. Americans hated Fed officials bailing out the banksters richly rewarding them for crooked and irresponsible behavior which helped create the crisis.

But years have passed. Americans have been enjoying the expansion stage of the next great bubble. The central planners at the Fed and their colleagues at the nations largest banks have been busy stimulating the real estate, equity, and bond markets.

The movement to audit or end the Fed has faded back into obscurity.

That is why an article published last week in The Wall Street Journal came as a bit of a surprise. The headline is Well Never Know How Bad the Federal Reserve Is, and it serves as a reminder for those who may have forgotten the Fed is NOT your friend.

The article outlines the central banks policy for keeping secrets. As the primary regulator for U.S. banks, the Fed is responsible for examining banks and writing reports on what it finds.

However, those reports are not for public consumption. They are exempt from the Freedom of Information Act. Instead, they are kept in a file for 30 years, then destroyed.

Examiners might be investigating the errors and sins committed by a bank, but the public never gets to make their own evaluation. We cannot gauge either how thorough the investigation was or whether any penalties are commensurate with the crimes.

The reason for such secrecy is obvious. The Federal Reserve was designed and built to make sure neither its officials nor private bankers are held publicly accountable.

Time and again, Americas latest central bank has provided bailouts for Wall Street, with Main Street footing the bill. Not a single high-level bank executive has been prosecuted for the rampant and pervasive fraud associated with the 2008 crisis.

The big banks have prospered, growing larger and even more systemically important, a term which means too big to fail. As a regulator, the Fed is remarkable for its staggering ineptitude or for its total corruption. You decide which.

Meanwhile, politicians in Washington DC have been able to accelerate the growth of government spending, facilitated by the central bank in myriad ways.

Of course the central bankers...

16:59

ECB Panics Tells Banks to Stop Converting to Dollars "IndyWatch Feed World"

The truth always comes from the mouths of babes. In the case of politicians, it is the new one who comes to power and has not yet learned the tricks of the trade. In this respect, Italy has spoken the truth. The ECB has had the Eurozone on life-support. They cannot pull the plug without the collapse of the Euro and with that, lies the jobs in Brussels. This is why they will become draconian and attempt to outlaw selling the Euro all to maintain their jobs. They will lose. The free markets ALWAYS win!.

16:58

The inequalities from the great recession could lead to civil war says economics professor "IndyWatch Feed World"

War is widely thought to be linked to economic good times. The second world war is often said to have brought the world out of depression, and war has since enhanced its reputation as a spur to economic growth. Some even suggest that capitalism needs wars, that without them, recession would always lurk on the horizon.

Today, we know that this is nonsense. The 1990s boom showed that peace is economically far better than war. The Gulf war of 1991 demonstrated that wars can actually be bad for an economy. That conflict contributed mightily to the onset of the recession of 1991 (which was probably the key factor in denying the first President Bush re-election in 1992).

The current situation is far more akin to the Gulf war than to wars that may have contributed to economic growth. Indeed, the economic effects of a second war against Iraq would probably be far more adverse. The second world war called for total mobilisation, requiring a countrys total resources, and that is what wiped out unemployment. Total war means total employment.

By contract the attack on Saddams regime will be minuscule in terms of total US spending. Most analysts put the total costs of the war at less than 0.1% of GDP, the highest at 0.2% of GDP. Much of that, moreover, includes the usage of munitions that already exist, implying that little or no stimulus will be provided today.

Bushs (admittedly wavering) commitment to fiscal prudence means that much, perhaps most, of the war costs will be offset by cuts elsewhere. Investments in education, health, research, and the environment will almost inevitably be crowded out. Accordingly, war will be unambiguously bad in terms of what really counts: ordinary peoples standard of living.

America will thus be poorer, both now and in the future. Obviously, if this military adventure were necessary to maintain security as its advocates claim and if it were to prove as successful as its boosters hope then the cost might be worth it. But that is another matter. I want to debunk the idea that it is possible both to achieve the wars ends and benefit the economy.

There is also the uncertainty factor. Of course, this is no reason to invade Iraq prematurely, for the costs of any war are high, and are not to be measured primarily in economic terms. Lives will be lost possibly far more than were lost on September 11. But the wait for war adds to uncertainties that already weigh on the US, and t...

16:56

The real reasons the FBI fired Peter Strzok "IndyWatch Feed World"

Former FBI agents say the text messages are not the only reason Strzok was fired There are certainly more than just the anti-Trump text messages sent by former FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok that led the second in command at the FBI to fire him. FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich actually overruled a recommendation by the bureau's Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) to suspend and demote the former senior agent, and instead, terminated Strzok on Friday. But, what could have led FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich, to make the decision to overrule OPR? Why didn't FBI Director Christopher Wray take charge and fire Strzok himself? And more importantly, why would OPR recommend Strzok - who was charged with handling the investigation into alleged collusion between President Trump's campaign and Russia - only receive a 60-day suspension and demotion? In a statement to SaraACarter.com on Monday, the FBI said: "Mr. Strzok was subject to the standard FBI review and disciplinary process after conduct highlighted in the IG report was referred to the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR)."

16:55

Following Trump Sanctions and Tariff Storm More Nations Ditch the Dollar "IndyWatch Feed World"

When US President Donald Trump re-imposed sanctions on Iran last week, he warned that any company doing deals with the Iranians in dollars would also be subject to sanctions.

Several Russian companies are also under US sanctions, while Trumps tweet last week doubling tariffs on imports of Turkish steel has caused Turkeys currency to crash more than 20 percent against the US dollar.

On Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu said they backed using national currencies, not the US dollar, in bilateral trade.

Lavrov told a joint news conference with Cavusoglu in Ankara that identical processes have been happening in trade with Iran.

Not only with Turkey and Iran, were also arranging and already implementing payments in national currencies with the Peoples Republic of China, he said.

Iran and Turkey are already using national currencies following an agreement last October, with a similar arrangement also in place between Iran and India.

Lavrov echoed statements by Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying he was confident the grave abuse of the role of the US dollar as a global reserve currency will result over time in the weakening and demise of its role.

There have already been settlements in national currencies between Russia and the BRICS the bloc that also includes Brazil, India, China and South Africa.

Elsewhere across the world, Nigeria has introduced Chinas yuan as an alternative trading currency to the US dollar.

 

First auction of yuan in Nigeria 

Last month, Nigerias central bank sold yuan at its first auction of the Chinese currency, two months after it agreed a $2.5 billion swap with Beijing.

Nigeria is Africas biggest nation by population and its largest economy due to its oil exports. The OPEC member imports heavily from China which is Nigerias biggest trading partner after the US.

Trade volumes between China and Nigeria totaled $9.2 billion in 2017, with the African country running a big deficit through its $7.6 billion imports.

China has also signed a three-year swap worth $4.8 billion with South Africa and similar deals with other emerging markets, some of which have been selling renminbi in businesses.

Moreover, an unfolding trade war between the US and China is taking its toll on their bilateral trade while American sanctions on Iran are raising interest in oil trade in yuan.

...

16:54

The best airline loyalty programsranked! "IndyWatch Feed World"

JetBlues TrueBlue program has some true blue fans.

JetBlue Airways TrueBlue frequent flier program topped J.D. Powers airline loyalty program customer satisfaction list for a second year in a row.

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16:53

Pathogens, chemical contaminants and how factory-farmed chicken can sicken "IndyWatch Feed World"

While health agencies make a big stink about unsterilized foods such as raw organic milk, the food associated with the greatest number of foodborne illnesses is factory farmed chicken. According to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics,1 there were 5,760 reported foodborne outbreaks between 2009 and 2015, resulting in 100,939 illnesses, 5,699 hospitalizations and 145 deaths. Of these, chicken was responsible for the most outbreak-associated illnesses - 3,114 illnesses in total (12 percent), followed by pork and seeded vegetables, each of which was responsible for 10 percent of illnesses. As noted by CBS News:2 "No other food, it turns out, is quite as problematic as chicken - the heart-healthy alternative to red meat. Though fish and dairy technically caused more "outbreaks," chicken sickened the most people ... 'Chicken is a reservoir for salmonella,' explains Thomas Gremillion, director of the Food Policy Institute at the Consumer Federation of America. Though proper cooking can kill most salmonella strains, normal food preparation techniques - like using a sponge to clean up spills or rinsing your chicken in the sink - tend to spread the bug around your kitchen, he says. That can 'cross-contaminate' your sink, cutting boards and vegetables." 'This CDC report shows that government inspectors and industry need to do more to protect consumers from unsafe chicken,' says Gremillion. 'Rather than focusing on schemes to boost industry profits - such as eliminating slaughterhouse line speed limits - we should be talking about why the U.S. lags so far behind other countries on issues like addressing salmonella contamination in poultry, and what can be done to avoid some of these illnesses and the havoc they wreak on families.'

16:49

We were a strategic Nato ally until we were stabbed in the back exclaims leader of the Turks "IndyWatch Feed World"

As Turkeys central bank on Monday failed to halt the precipitous plunge of the lira with a raft of measures aimed at soothing markets, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the United States of seeking to stab its Nato ally in the back.

USA out to stab Turkey.

After the ongoing disputes at natos incirlik airbase, now Turkish state is attacked economically.

The dispute between Turkey and the US which reached new intensity over the detention of an American pastor has hammered the lira and also raised questions over the future partnership between Washington and Ankara.

Meanwhile, Pakistan said that it would stand by its long-term ally Turkey and voiced opposition to the threats of imposition of unilateral sanctions by the US over arrest of the American pastor.

As the lira plunged another seven per cent in value, investors fretted over potential economic contagion from Turkey, particularly to European banks.

The Turkish lira had tumbled some 16pc against the dollar on Friday as US President Donald Trump said he had doubled tariffs on steel and aluminium from Turkey. We are together in Nato and then you seek to stab your strategic partner in the back. Can such a thing be accepted? Erdogan said at a conference in the capital Ankara.

Islamabad stands by Ankara, voices opposition to American sanctions

After Mr Erdogans speech, the lira was trading back at 6.9 to the dollar, a loss of over 7pc on the day, recovering from even sharper losses in earlier Asian trade where it struck a record low of 7.2362 to the greenback.

In its first statement since what was dubbed Black Friday in Turkey, the central bank said it was ready to take all necessary measures to ensure financial stability, promising to provide banks with all the liquidity they need.

The bank also revised reserve requirement ratios for banks, in a move also aimed at staving off any liquidity issues.

But to the dismay of markets, the statement gave no clear promise of rate hikes, which is what most economists and analysts say is needed to ease the crisis.

Mr Erdogan indicated he was in no mood to offer concessions to the US in one of the worst spats between the two Nato allies in years. He said Turkey was facing an economic siege, slamming the currency movements as an attack against our country.

The Turkish leader has been sanguine over the punitive measures announced by the US, saying that while Turkeys relationship with Washington is at stake it will look for other partners.

Pakistan urges dialogue

Meanwhile, spokesperson for the FO in Islamabad said in a statement: P...

16:46

Telesur news page removed: Facebook becoming 'US govt's censorship vehicle' "IndyWatch Feed World"

The decision by Facebook to delete left-leaning Latin American news network Telesur's English language page with no explanation has only added to concerns over censorship and US government interference on the platform. Having been deleted on Facebook earlier this year, Telesur had been "even more careful" with its posts and broke "absolutely none" of Facebook's terms, former director of Telesur, Pablo Vivanco, told RT. Vivanco believes there is no justification for the social media giant to have removed the page once again, stressing that on Telesur, there was "always a process to ensure accuracy and journalistic ethics."

16:42

Genoa (italian) bridge collapses leaving 39 dead and minister demanding resignations! "IndyWatch Feed World"

Everyone was screaming to run

In driving rain, brake lights suddenly illuminated an Italian motorway. Then the screaming started.

Out, out now. Collapse.

A UK family have told the BBC of their terror, after being caught up in the collapse of a bridge in Genoa on Tuesday which killed at least 39 people.

Nicola and Lisa Henton-Mitchell, from Bicester, Oxfordshire, were four days into a three-week holiday with their two children when they were forced to abandon their hire car and run for their lives.

We had stopped at a service station to use the toilet, Lisa said. Thank God, or it could have been worse.

Speaking from the hotel where they spent Tuesday night, she recalls the chaos as people fled to take shelter in a tunnel.

I was driving. The rain was so severe you could only see a few cars in front of you, Lisa said.

Something didnt feel right. We felt we were sliding to the right.

The car moved sideways and we shuddered, Nicola explains. We thought it was the wind but now we wonder if it was the road twisting.

Traffic suddenly came to a standstill.

Everyones red lights came on, Lisa said.

Then it seemed like seconds later the reverse lights came on.

The car in front reversed and crashed into us. Nobody could really move.

Henton-Mitchell familyImage copyrightLISA HENTON-MITCHELLImage captionLisa and Nicola Henton-Mitchell were planning to travel down the Italian coast

People closer to the site of the collapse ran towards them, shouting and screaming. The family ran back towards the tunnel through which they had recently driven.

...

16:35

ISIS Likely Behind Suicide Bombing That Killed 25 Students in Afghanistan "IndyWatch Feed World"

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) A suicide bomber targeted students preparing for university exams in a Shiite neighborhood of Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 25 young men and women studying together in an attack that was blamed on Deash (ISIS).

Najib Danish, spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry, said at least 35 people were also wounded in the attack that struck a private building in the Shiite Dasht-i Barcha area of Kabul. He feared the casualty toll could rise further.

The explosion initially set off gunfire from Afghan guards in the area, leading to assumptions that there were more attackers involved, but officials later said all indications were that there was only one bomber.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but Jawad Ghawari, a member of the citys Shiite clerical council, blamed Deash (ISIS), which has carried similar attacks in the past, hitting mosques, schools and cultural centers.

In the past two years, Ghawari said there were at least 13 attacks on the Shiite community in Kabul alone.

Abdul Hossain Hossainzada, a Shiite community leader in the neighborhood in western Kabul, said the bomber apparently targeted the course, which had young men and women studying together.

Both the resurgent Taliban and the IS affiliate in Afghanistan target Shiites, considering them to be heretics. Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban spokesman, denied any involvement by the group in the Kabul attack.

Wednesdays assault comes amid a particularly bloody week in Afghanistan. A Taliban assault on two adjacent checkpoints in northern Afghanistan late on Tuesday night killed at least 30 soldiers and policemen, officials said.

The attack took place in northern Baghlan province, in the Baghlan-I Markazi district, said Mohammad Safdar Mohseni, the head of the provincial council. Dilawar Aymaq, a parliamentarian from Baghlan, said the attack targeted a military checkpoint and another manned by the so-called local police, militias recruited and paid by the Interior Ministry.

Abdul Hai Nemati, the governor of Baghlan, said at least nine security forces were still missing and four others were wounded in the attack. He said reinforcements have been dispatched to help recapture the checkpoints.

Mujahid, the Taliban spokesman, claimed responsibility for the assault.

Meanwhile, life was gradually returning to normal in parts of the eastern city of Ghazni after a massive, days-long Taliban attack, though sporadic gunbattles still underway in some neighborhoods.

Afghans emerged from their homes and some shops reopened in Ghazni, where the Taliban launched a coordinated offensive last Friday, overwhelming the citys defenses and capturing several neig...

16:31

Colorado Is Going After Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop Again "IndyWatch Feed World"

  • Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop fame is suing the Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
  • The Commission commenced new proceedings against Phillips on behalf of a transgender complainant just weeks after he prevailed at the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Phillips attorneys say the Commission is engaged in a concerted campaign to destroy him, which is unlawful.

Jack Phillips, the Christian baker who prevailed at the U.S. Supreme Court after declining to create a custom wedding cake for a gay couple, filed a lawsuit in federal court late Tuesday suing the Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

Phillips and his attorneys at the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) say the Commission has revived its campaign against him following Junes high court decision, singling Masterpiece Cakeshop out for disparate treatment on the basis of their religious beliefs.

The state of Colorado is ignoring the message of the U.S. Supreme Court by continuing to single out Jack for punishment and to exhibit hostility toward his religious beliefs, said Kristen Waggoner, an Alliance Defending Freedom attorney who represents Phillips. Even though Jack serves all customers and simply declines to create custom cakes that express messages or celebrate events in violation of his deeply held beliefs, the government is intent on destroying him something the Supreme Court has already told it not to do.

On the same day the high court agreed to review the Masterpiece case, an attorney named Autumn Scardina called Phillips shop and asked him to create a cake celebrating a sex transition. The caller asked that the cake include a blue exterior and a pink interior, a reflection of Scardinas transgender identity. Phillips declined to create the cake, given his religious conviction that sex is immutable, while offering to sell the caller other pre-made baked goods. (RELATED: Christian Baker Prevails At Supreme Court In Same-Sex Wedding Cake Dispute)

In the months that followed, the bakery received requests for cakes featuring marijuana use, sexually explicit messages, and Satanic symbols. One solicitation submitted by email asked the cake shop to create a three-tiered white cake depicting Satan licking a functional 9 inch dildo. Phillips believes Scardina made all these requests.

Scardina filed a complaint with the civil rights commission, alleging discrimination on the basis of gender identity. The matter was held in abeyance while...

16:30

Giving new life to vacant buildings can boost struggling towns "IndyWatch Feed World"

By helping residents across New York State buy up blighted buildings and turn them into rental units, Neighbors for Neighborhoods aims to bring some new energy to local economies.

Across the small cities and towns across upstate New York, vacant and blighted buildings sit amid rows of residential homes and interrupt commercial corridors. Albany counts over 1,000 vacant properties, and Newburgh, a small city of 30,000 people on the Hudson River, has over 750.

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16:29

Report: Elon Musks taking Tesla private tweets attract SEC subpoena "IndyWatch Feed World"

The tweeting has got to stop.

Another day, another update on the drama surrounding Tesla. Citing sources, Fox Business reports that the Securities and Exchange Commission has subpoenaed Tesla over tweets from CEO Elon Musk in which he said he had secured funding to take the company private.

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16:18

(Video) Heidi Vandenberg w/ VIP Guest Clif High on Q Anon -- August 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"



Streamed live on Aug 10, 2018

Clif High - August 2018 Q Anon - Vip Guest
CLIF HIGH ( Half Past Human) Vip Guest 2018

16:15

These 7 Tips Will Make Your Mortgage & Loan Application Process Easier "IndyWatch Feed World"

The main challenge that most people planning to purchase a new home is how they can obtain a mortgage. But you find that the reasons why getting a mortgage is always so difficult are not so farfetched. Most American consider purchasing a new home to be their biggest financial move. Purchasing a home is always

16:10

Deep States Armed Drone Failed Assassination Attempt on Maduro "IndyWatch Feed World"



Source: Geopolitics

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has been targeted in an attempted attack during a televised public address, officials confirm. Several explosives-laden drones detonated as he was speaking at a military ceremony.

Venezuela's Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez has confirmed that an attack on Maduro took place at the event. Several drones rigged with explosives went off close to the presidential box during the address.



"All the investigations have indicated that (the explosions) were an attack on President Nicholas Maduro," Rodriguez told media.

Maduro has been moved to safety and is carrying on with his duties, he said. Seven National Guard soldiers have been injured as a result of the failed assassination, according to Rodriguez. The extent of their injuries has not been revealed.

"It was an attack to kill me, they tried to assassinate me today," Maduro himself stated following the assault.
"That drone was coming for me."
Dron mas explosin @RPolicial
CESAR GUARDIOLA (@CESGUAR) 9:23 PM - Aug 5, 2018

In the video from the scene, the leader and the officials standing beside him could be seen looking up in the air seconds before the address was cut off. The feed then cuts to a wide shot of the gathered servicemen, who break formation and start scattering.



Provi...

16:08

11 Million Reasons for Hate on Russia by Wall Street & London "IndyWatch Feed World"



Source: Geopolitics

Why does the US media have an anti-Russian fixation? It's not what the American people want to hear. 71% of the Ronald Reagan-loving, military-obsessed Republican Party approve of Trump meeting with Putin.

On the other side, top liberal CNN commentator and former President Obama's adviser, Van Jones has admitted in a video recording that the "Russiagate" story is a "big nothing burger" which Democrats are not interested in. The Russia-fixated, Hillary Clinton-DNC liberal establishment now faces an upsurge of opposition from Democratic Socialists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders, who emphasize the need for populist economics reforms.

Conservatives don't want to hear it. Liberals don't want to hear it. Hating Russia is just not a bandwagon the U.S. public is ready to jump on. Yet, if one turns on American television, in the aftermath of the summit in Helsinki, the rhetoric and accusations against the government of the Russian Federation are almost endless.

Like Trump, Obama was also unable to resolve the tensions now being described as the "New Cold War." Let's not forget that Obama was elected saying he would "talk to Putin". In the early years of Obama's first term, he said he intended to "reset" relations with the Eurasian superpower, and was attacked for it by the Tea Party. The American people favor better relations with Russia, and politicians win votes for promising it, yet the dangerous trajectory continues. Why?

A New Day in the Energy Markets

One answer can be found in the field of economics. On July 18th, crude oil production in the United States reached 11 million barrels per day. This is the highest it has ever been. The drilling and fracking rigs are pulling more oil out of the ground and shale than ever before in U.S. history.

The longtime liberal aspiration for "Energy Independ...

16:06

New Ebola Outbreak in Congo -- Part of a Bigger Conflict? "IndyWatch Feed World"



Source: Geopolitics

As many are already aware of, the China-led Belt and Road Initiative to interconnect the Eurasian Economy with Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia and the rest of the world has been gaining a lot of traction since its formal announcement in 2013 by Xi Jinping.

This earned a lot of global influence in the region for China. The losing side, however, is not watching idly by as it loses large chucks of its empire, one by one.



This is in addition to its collapsing control of the global financial system that has been stripped away systematically with the elaborate exposure of the Libor interest rates rigging, gold and silver price rigging, and multi-trillion money laundering schemes involving mafia money and sovereign wealth of Asian kingdoms.



Add to that is the ineffective mass media anti-Russia narrative that is also designed to undermine the Trump administration that is seeking transactional peace accords abroad.

With all of the above, the CIA has openly considered that it is China which is the most dangerous enemy to the Deep State's wellbeing. But what could they do at the time when they could not pay their mercenaries anymore?

Release the Ebola bioweapon, one more time.

A week after the most recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was declared over, the country has confirmed it has found more cases of the disease.

The new cases are in a province at the opposite end o...

16:02

The Hunt for the Deadly Syria "White Helmets "IndyWatch Feed World"



Source: Geopolitics

Refugees are beginning to return to Syria as the Damascus government clears out the last of the terrorists from all but Idlib Province. There, al Qaeda and the White Helmets are still active, holding a civilian population in terror, rounding up political prisoners, executing hundreds and planning more chemical attacks so that President Trump will protect their reign of terror.

This is the simple truth of it.

Why America Uses Terror

Few are aware to what extent the American military, the highest paid in the world, was decimated during the contrived War on Terror. Hundreds of thousands were maimed, more wasted away in endless "deployments" while tens of thousands killed themselves.

Pentagon funds are better spent on missiles, aircraft carriers and mercenaries while Washington political insiders rake off billions in graft.

War had to change, false flag terror, fake aid and refugee groups, fake news and standoff missile attacks while sanctions, blockades and assassinations took their toll. Key to America's war, or perhaps more appropriately, the war America is fighting on behalf of globalist interests, is a group known as the "White Helmets."

A Syrian child, living under ISIS terror, is dragged off the street. Bleach is poured on his head by, of all things, a fake first responder wearing a strange white bicycle helmet. His parents are terrified, other children kidnapped in a similar war are found dead, mutilated after being hacked and bashed, then dragged around repeatedly before video teams from Reuters and Aljazeera, fake atrocity victims to justify American military action against Syria.

The child is then dragged into a local hospital where a doctor, held at gunpoint, pretends to examine the terrified child while filming goes o...

16:02

Fear and loathing intensified domestically and geopolitically by the US "IndyWatch Feed World"

As I write this news came of the attempt on President Maduro's life, additional "sanctions" against Iran, North Korea, Syria and Russia, a ramping up of the economic warfare against China through the use of trade tariffs, threats of war against all of those nations and dangerous alarms from within the USA that the upcoming midterm elections for Congress are being threatened by Russia. The western media have spun the failed attempt on Maduro as a staged event so he can "clampdown on democracy" and so act as co-conspirators in the plot. If the attempt had succeeded they would have been jubilant that it worked but they are so corrupt we could not put it past them to claim that his murder would be justified. But what strikes me about all these circumstances is the connection between the domestic situation in the USA and its external aggression. The defeat of the US and its NATO and Middle Eastern allies in Syria dealt them a major strategic blow. They had hoped to be able to take over the land and air space of Syria and ISIS controlled Iraq to build up forces so they could attack Iran. Now that is only possible by air attack and they know as we all know that despite the destruction they can wreak air bombardment alone does not win wars. So the US reneged on the Iran nuclear deal in order to have its pretext to impose crippling economic warfare on Iran, which has had the effect of devaluing its currency and making life difficult. Already some unrest has been provoked because of this and the actions of western agents in Iran. The Americans hope to cause enough unrest to bring down the Iranian government and impose their own puppets or direct western colonial rule but they do not understand either the will to resist nor the Persian culture and people. Nor did they expect to be frustrated by Iran's friends who refuse to obey US diktats to reduce Iranian oil sales to zero. India, China, Russia, Turkey and some EU countries that need it will continue to by Iranian oil.

16:02

7 Facts About Depression That Will Blow You Away "IndyWatch Feed World"

August 16th, 2018 By Kelly Brogan, M.D. Guest writer for Wake Up World What you think you know about depression is probably a myth. A silent tragedy in the history of modern health care is happening right now in America, but no one is talking about it. We have been told a story of depression: that []

16:01

Tax Havens Pose Threat to Oceans and Rainforests "IndyWatch Feed World"

Tax havens have provided more than two-thirds of the foreign capital known to be linked to Amazon deforestation and pirate fishing, a new study says.

The researchers say 70% of known vessels involved in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing are or have been flagged under a tax haven jurisdiction. On average, they report, 68% of all investigated foreign capital (US$18.4bn of a total $26.9bn) which went to sectors associated with Amazon  deforestation between 2000 and 2011 was transferred through tax havens.

The report is the work of a team of researchers from the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) and the Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere  programme (GEDB), who say it is the first study to show how tax havens are linked to economic sectors with the potential to cause serious global environmental damage.

They say the release of the Paradise Papers and Panama Papers exposed how multinationals, politicians and the rich use offshore tax havens to conceal their wealth and money flows, and to reduce their exposure to tax. Accepting that the term tax haven is contested, their report uses a definition proposed in a report prepared for the US Congress.

The studys lead author, Victor Galaz, deputy director of the SRC, says: Our analysis shows that the use of tax havens is not only a socio-political and economic challenge, but also an environmental one. While the use of tax haven jurisdictions is not illegal in itself, financial secrecy hampers the ability to analyse how financial flows affect economic activities on the ground, and their environmental impacts.

The study, published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, is part of an on-going research project, Earth System Finance: New perspectives on financial markets and sustainability, led by GEDB and the Stockholm Resilience Centre in collaboration with Future Earth.

Systematic Approach

The researchers say most previous analyses of the environmental impacts of tax havens are the work of investigative journalists focusing on a few locations. The new study, in cont...

16:01

Latest US Sanctions Point to a Declining World Superpower "IndyWatch Feed World"



Source: Geopolitics

On Monday 6th of August the United States imposed a fresh set of sanctions on Iran. These are intended as a prelude to even stronger sanctions to take effect in November. The clearly stated intention is to break the Iranian governments will to resist American demands, and to cause such domestic pain that the Iranian people Will rise in revolt against their government and bring about the long sought after (by the Americans) regime change.

These policies I'm not new. The first 'regime change' operation in Iran that occurred in 1953 when a combined CIA-MI6 operation toppled the democratically elected government of Mohammad Mossadegh and replaced it with the brutal rule of the Shah.

The Shah in turn was overthrown in the Islamic revolution of 1979 and ever since it has been a central goal of the United States government, driven in no small part by the violent and racist regime in Tel Aviv, to reverse that Revolution and reinstall a government in Tehran that (a) is pliable to United States wishes; and (b) represents no challenge to Israel's quest for regional dominance.

In a recent and widely quoted article, the American journalist Eric Margolis(28 July 2018) wrote about "The Coming War Against Iran." The article has been widely, and in my view correctly, criticized, as for example in a comprehensive analysis by the Saker (3 August 2018).

Margolis is correct in suggesting that the United States' weight of numbers in missiles and bombers could wreak significant damage on Iran's infrastructure and cause huge civilian casualties. That however, is not the point. There is absolutely no justification under the international law for such an attack. While on their past record it would be nave to dismiss the possibility of the Americans, or one of the regional stooges, from creating a...

16:00

It appears as though Pearl Jam might not be fans of Donald Trump "IndyWatch Feed World"

The venerable bands latest poster suggests a certain displeasure with the current administration.

What: An incendiary concert poster depicting a burned-down White House.

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16:00

Dollar Shave Clubs mens magazine Mel grows up "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mel is leaving Medium and trying to grow to new heights. Does this Unilever-owned brands publication present a model for branded content that doesnt suck?

Mel Magazine, the publication extension of the Unilever-owned Dollar Shave Club, is a website that defies definition, at least for me. Its clearly aimed at menits parent company has become almost a punchline of what it means to be an irreverently straight guy in Americabut Mels editorial tone is not that of its overlord, and it doesnt publish the usual stuff youd imagine from a male lifestyle rag.

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16:00

Israel Continues to Have its Way, So is Saudi Arabia "IndyWatch Feed World"



Source: Geopolitics

Deep State-sanctioned Israel bullying against inferior Gaza and Saudi's airstrike against Yemeni civilian targets continue. The global community's attention is somewhere else. While America has grown numb to the fact that its own government is complicit in all of these genocidal crimes that sometimes victimize its own people, too.

Nevertheless, it's still wise to keep reminding those in authority that the world has not forgotten anything at all.

"A USS Liberty survivor who was arrested by Israel this month trying to break the Gaza blockade joins Episode 2 of Consortium News Radio.



Joe Meadors was a signalman on the USS Liberty surveillance ship on June 8, 1967 when Israel attacked, killing 34 U.S. sailors and injuring 173 more. This month Meadors was arrested by Israeli soldiers onboard a boat taking part in a flotilla to break the Gaza blockade.

Meadors tells Consortium News Radio in this episode how he first became sympathetic to the Palestinians while growing up in Saudi Arabia; how he was told by his superiors not to discuss what happened on the Liberty; why he broke his silence 12 years later; who he thought was attacking the Liberty; why the U.S. covered it up; what he believes was Israel's motive in trying to sink his ship; what it was like in Israeli custody this month and much more."
https://consortiumnews.com/2018/08/14/consortium-news-radio-episode-2-joe-meadors/

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia continues to bully its own neighbor, Yemen, too.

"A video taken by one of the boys shows the classmates jostling and yelling on a packed school bus, clearly excited for the day ahead.

...

16:00

James Gilliland: Lame Stream Media, Q, Fueless Energy, Natural and Energy Cures "IndyWatch Feed World"

ECETI Newsleter
By James Gilliland

We are moving through a veritable hit storm. Everything is surfacing, the masks are coming off and soon everything will be made known as to peoples true intentions and motives. Many have fallen and in their own self-righteuos twisted way they actually be lie ve they are serving god when it is their own unhealed agenda influenced by unseen negative influences running the show. Beware of the world of opposites in the deepstate/archon/draconian grid.

There is a biblical saying you can measure the god they are worshipping by the works they produce and the company they keep.

The lies and gossip circle the world twice before the truth has time to tie its shoes.

We all have to step back and look at the source of our inspiration, what is the real source fueling our words and deeds. With the planets lined up in retrograde, mars and mercury direct everything is pointing to a hot fiery August. There are spiritual fires or a major infusion of higher consciousness and energy which are bringing everything to the surface. This is going to produce a brutally honest reality check. There will those willingly and in error working with the Archons, Serpent Beings, Reptillians, Negative Greys, Low Level Astral Beings etc. They are being hooked by their own denial and self-serving agendas. Once hooked you cannot reason with them. Why? Because Arcons cannot tell the truth and they have no shame. Which brings us to the Lame Stream Media. All you have to do is reverse everything they say and realize what they are accusing others of they themselves are doing. They attack the conspiracy people, a name used by the agencies and their talking heads to discredit and push their lies and deceptions. These falsehoods they promote have and will continue to be proven incorrect. This not only applies to the lame stream media it also applies to all walks of life. I have seen it in the business, religious, spiritual and UFO community. This is replete through the movie and music industry.

There is a saying in the East, there are no perfect men, only perfect intentions.

Many things begin with high ideals and perfect intentions yet often get hijacked by darker forces. This is the world of opposites. You are going to see a great revealing in all organizations and institutions. During this process you will see the opposite effect. It is important to remember not everything you perceive is how you perceive it. On what do you base your opinion? What kind of programming and conditioning have you been exposed too? What kind of environment were you raised in? All this determine...

16:00

Hey advertisers, Adblock Plus says it wont block these types of mobile ads "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Acceptable Ads Committee has released its new acceptable mobile ad units criteria.

The Acceptable Ads Committeethe organization started by the parent company of Adblock Plus to determine which ads could be whitelistedhas released a new list of mobile ads it considers acceptable. The organization wrote a blog post two weeks ago, largely unnoticed until today, that detailed the criteria.

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15:57

(Video) The Dangers of Common Core and Untold History of Modern Education "IndyWatch Feed World"





Published on Jun 10, 2016

What do you know about Common Core? What role has Bill Gates played in the controversial program? Dr. Duke Pesta joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the horrifying truth about modern education, the origin of these government standards and the results which have been seen by implementation across the United States. Common Core represents of the most comprehensive steps toward complete government control of childhood education.

Dr. Duke Pesta is a tenured university professor, author and the Academic Director of FreedomProject Academy, a Live Online School offering individual classes and complete curricula for students in Kindergarten through High School. For more from Dr. Duke and the FreedomProject Academy, please go to: https://www.fpeusa.org

15:55

Mexicos New President Reaffirms Commitment to Nationalize Oil Resources "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mexicos president-elect, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) reaffirmed that his administration will spend more than US$2.63 billion to bring the states oil refinery company, Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), up to date.

AMLO said he plans to update the six Pemex refineries in order to reduce imports and increase the countrys crude production quality.

The president-elect, who will be sworn in on December 1, will include the construction of a new plant at the cost of US$ 8.4 billion dollars and should be complete in three years.

During his campaign, Lopez Obrador said he wanted to reactivate the states role in petrol production.

Were going to immediately reactivate oil exploration and drilling to have crude oil, AMLO said in a July 7 interview, days after having won his presidential bid. Back in July, he warned, if this (low production) trend continues were going to have a crisis due to a lack of raw material.

As previously pledged the incoming government will invest another US$4 billion to drill for hydrocarbons in the Gulf of Mexico and the states of Chiapas, Tabasco, and Veracruz.

According to AMLO all Pemex contracts from the past three years will also be reviewed once he has entered into office.

Mexicos six existing state refineries have been operating at 40 percent capacity (1.6 million barrels per day) for the past 14 years, contributing to the countrys current need to import fuel.

In 2013 and 2014, contrary to popular opinion, outgoing president Enrique Peo Nieta pushed through legislation to open up the state oil industry to private companies. Over the past three years, several Pemex blocks have been auctioned off to the likes of Shell and ExxonMobil

In renewable energies, last March Mexico inaugurated the largest solar plant in the Americas in the northern state of Coahuila. It has been up and running since June.

Top Photo | Protesters hold candles by a sign that reads in Spanish Enough already! outside the headquarters of the government-run PEMEX oil company in Mexico City, Jan. 8, 2017, after Mexicos government stopped subsidizing and regulating prices for gasoline and diesel. Marco Ugarte | AP

Source | teleSUR

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15:55

Angkor Wat: An Ancient City Hidden Deep within the Jungle "IndyWatch Feed World"



Source: Ancient Code | by Ivan, August 1st, 2018

Experts considered Angkor a hydraulic city because it was built with a complex water management network, which was used for systematically stabilizing, storing, and dispersing water throughout the area.

Angor is a lost world. It was an ancient megalopolis on par with sprawling modern cities.

We probably know Angkor for its massive monument, the Angkor Wat: considered by many as the largest religious structure in the world, with long corridors covered in beautiful bas-reliefs, erected by the great king Suryavarman II (reigning from 1112 to 1152.



Angkor Wat, a temple complex in Cambodia as seen from the air.

But it's more than a massive, beautiful monument.

Angkor is, without doubt, one of those constructions that make your jaw drop.

One of the great wonders built by humans, which is preserved in good condition because it has never been entirely abandoned.

By the year 1000 Angkor must have been one of the largest inhabited cities in the world, composed of its incredible city grid layout of perfectly straight lines, experts estimate the city may have easily housed around 500,000 inhabitants; they were the "Khmers"...

15:54

White Supremacists See a Friend in Trump "IndyWatch Feed World"

(HRW) The sight of white supremacists calling for white civil rights in front of the White House on Sunday is one Ill never forget. And while the group of white nationalists was tiny less than 30 the demonstration was a stark reminder of the perilous state of race relations under the Trump administration.

The truth is that this supposed concern for white civil rights is usually just a flimsy cover for racism, bigotry, and xenophobia.

The Unite the Right 2 rally comes at a time when polls suggest most Americans say race relations have worsened under President Trump. Since the first Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, where Heather Heyer was killed when struck by a car allegedly driven by a white supremist, Trump has advanced policies that have set back rights for minorities, refugees, women, and others.

Trump blamed both sides for violence between white supremacists and anti-racist counter protesters in Charlottesville. A year later, Trump refused to explicitly identify, condemn, and reject white supremacy, instead tweeting blandly that We must come together as a nation. I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence. Some of the white supremacists outside the White House wore red, Trump campaign Make America Great Again hats.

The presidents words and actions on the question of race speak for themselves. He called undocumented immigrants animals and used such language to rationalize policies like zero-tolerance and increased funding for immigration detention. He has...

15:50

Steve Beckow -- Make our No! be Heard (Part 2/2) "IndyWatch Feed World"



Vent #2. Pedophilia

I've been getting reports of pedophilia from a number of sources, on a regular basis.

I watch as many videos as I can without totally throwing things over and going back for a law degree so I can join the fight against pedophilia.

I was shopping in Safeway today when I heard myself say to myself: "I can't go another minute without publicly speaking out against pedophilia."

I'm using the word "pedophilia" to cover child trafficking, exploitation, rape, torture, and murder.

Look at how long it's taken us to get over our own childhood trauma.

I've seen a woman go through her recovery process from ritual sexual abuse in repeated Enlightenment Intensives and I got her pain. A woman in a video Kathleen showed me took, I believe, 18 years to recover from her trauma after abuse as a sex slave.

Compared to theirs, mine - and perhaps that of most of us - is absolutely nothing. How will they get over it?

Children being tortured, raped, and murdered. (1) Children being "ordered" like pizza with a code for infant, girl, boy, white, black, etc. Taken into the White House and shown around. The grossest acts being visited upon young kids, no different from everyone's children - and could be anyone's. (2)

All these years when children have gone missing, what did we think? Well, now we know.

I'm on the warpath here. Our children should be safe. In our days, we always felt safe. We could leave our bikes anywhere. Any adult would help us. The police were our friends. No idea of danger every entered our minds, save from the local bully.

...

15:44

Report: Radioactive Sheep Prove Israel Illegally Tested Nuclear Weapons "IndyWatch Feed World"

A science journal has claimed that radioactive sheep found in Australia could prove that Israel tested nuclear weapons, an action which would be in contravention of international law.

The study, which was published by Princeton Universitys Science and Global Security journal, claims that Israel conducted an illegal nuclear test on 22 September 1979 near Prince Edward Islands, located in the Indian Ocean off the southern tip of Africa. At the time, a double flash of light was recorded by an American satellite named Vela 6911, a sign thought to indicate that a nuclear test had taken place. Theories have speculated since that the flash could have been caused by natural phenomena, for example by a meteor shower, but the journals new study claims to have proof that this was not the case.

The new research, led by Christopher Wright of the Australian Defence Force Academy and Lars Erik de Geer, a former member of the Swedish Defence Research Agency, claims that a few weeks after the mysterious flash, traces of radioactive Iodine (I-131) had been discovered in several dead sheep in Australia. Samples from the sheeps thyroid glands were then sent for tests in the United States, but the tests results were never made public, Ynet reports.

It is thought that due to stormy weather at the time the double flash was recorded, the fallout from the alleged nuclear test was scattered throughout parts of Australia. The study believes the sheep in question may have eaten some grass in the affected area, causing them to become radioactive. If the journals theory is correct, this marks the most concrete evidence to date that Israel conducted illegal nuclear testing during the height of the Cold War. That this was done in cooperation with South Africa, at that time ruled by an Apartheid regime, will likely raise further eyebrows.

Israel has long sought to conceal its alleged nuclear capabilities, neither confirming nor denying its possession of nuclear weapons. However, it is widely believed that Israel possesses nuclear WMDs (weapons of mass destruction) and is one of four nuclear-armed countries not recognised by the international Non-Proliferation Treaty. The other three are India, Pakistan and North Korea.

Israels forays into the nuclear arena came under the spotlight in July when an expos by the Wall Street Journal(WSJ)...

15:35

Generation Wealth examines the new (and depressing) American Dream "IndyWatch Feed World"

Filmmaker Lauren Greenfield follows up her 2012 hit The Queen of Versailles with an even more telling portrait of greed, excess, and wealth.

Listen to the latest episode of Fast Companys podcast Creative Conversation featuring filmmaker and director Lauren Greenfield on Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic, GooglePlay, or Stitcher.

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15:33

Visualizing What You Have To Make Each Year To Reach The Top 1% In Each State "IndyWatch Feed World"

In 2015, the top 1% of Americans made 26.3 times as much income as the bottom 99 percent  an increase from 2013, when they earned 25.3 times as much, according to a recent study released by the Economic Policy Institute, a left-leaning Washington, D.C. think tank.

The study found that from 2009 to 2015, the incomes of the top 1 percent grew faster than the incomes of the bottom 99% in 43 states and the District of Columbia.

While weve covered this study before, we thought itd be helpful to visualize what it takes to enter the top 1% income bracket in each state. The below infographic map presents the minimum annual income required to be in the top one percent.

A few key quick takeaways 

The top five highest one percent income states are on the East Coast. They are

  • Connecticut ($701K)
  • DC ($598K)
  • New Jersey ($589K)
  • Massachusetts ($583K)
  • New York ($550K)

Heres what it looks like at the lower end of the top one percent income states

  • Mississippi ($254K)
  • Arkansas ($255K)
  • New Mexico ($255K)
  • West Virginia ($258K)
  • Kentucky (275K)
  • Alabama ($298K)
  • Maine ($304)
  • Hawaii ($311K)
  • Idaho ($315K)

And a surprise: why is North Dakota not too far below a state like California, or only in a single category under New York?

  • California ($515K)
  • New York ($550K)
  • North Dakota ($445K) well, though it doesnt have Manhattan  one of the largest financial centers in the world  North Dakota did have a recent oil boom up through 2014. In 2015 its top one percent income level was at an incredible $502K. But since 2015 due to a global decline in oil prices the number dropped to $445K.

Places with no state income taxes

  • Texas ($441K)
  • Nevada ($341K)
  • Alaska ($400K)...

15:26

TSA Defends Orwellian Secretive Domestic Surveillance Program "IndyWatch Feed World"

The TSA has broken its silence to defend its alarming domestic surveillance program called Quiet Skies which allows the agency to use teams of armed Air Marshals to follow, track and surveil virtually anyone. TSA administrator David Pekoske told CBS news in a recent interview that the program makes an awful lot of sense, to be able to look at some risks that we think exist on certain flights and put air marshals on those flights.

We were one of the first to report on the Quiet Skies program at the end of July after the Boston Globe uncovered it in a lengthy and revealing expose. The secret program was set up to monitor US citizens with no prior record and who dont result in red flags being raised at the airport. The people surveilled by this program are, according to a TSA memo cited by the Globes original article, not under investigation by any agency and are not in the Terrorist Screening Data Base, setting of numerous privacy red flags.

Now, two weeks after the Globes report, the TSA is finally speaking out about the program to CBS News:

Our job overall as an agency, and the air marshals in particular, in flight, are working to make sure that we mitigate any risks that could occur in aircraft at 10,000, 20,000, 30,000 feet, Pekoske told CBS News in his first TV interview since the Quiet Skies program was disclosed to the public. If an agency responsible for security has some information that might indicate that there may be emphasis on may be  more risk with a particular passenger, providing some mitigation or some risk management on the flight is a very important and very reassuring thing to me.

In a slippery slope that could lead the TSA to just about any air traveler, Pekoske said that different passengers present different levels of risk and that the TSA wanted to be able to have a presence with passengers who fall below the threshold that would prevent them from flying:

Throughout the entire system different passengers present different levels of risk, Pekoske said. Passengers have a right to fly and if we ever thought the risk reached the point where the passenger shouldnt fly, then we have the authority to deny flight for that particular passenger.

But as you can appreciate, there are some passengers that fall below that threshold but still create a level of concern that we need we felt we needed to...

15:24

What Really Happens to Nicaragua, Venezuela and Ecuador "IndyWatch Feed World"

Stories about corruption and internal government-generated violence concerning most unaligned countries abound in the MSM. These lies fuel hatred. And the public at large start a malicious rumor circuit. Which, in turn, is taken over by the MSM, so that their lies are pushing in open doors. The war drums start beating. The populace wants foreign imposed order, they want blood and regime change. The consensus for war has once more worked. And the blood may flow. Instigated by outside forces, such as the NED (National Endowment for Democracy) and USAID, which train and fund nationals clandestinely in-and outside the country where eventually they have to operate. They are commandeered by Washington and other western powers and act so as to blame the non-obedient governments, whose regime must be changed. They constitute part of the Fifth Column.

A Fifth Column is a group of people who undermine the government of a country in support of the enemy. They can be both covert and open. The term Fifth Column originates from the Spanish Civil War, when in October 1936 nationalist rebel General Mola initiated the coup dtat against the legitimate Republican Government. This marked the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. General Mola besieged Madrid with four columns of troops and claimed he had a Fifth Column, hiding inside the city. The term was henceforth used for infiltrated enemies within a legitimate government. Mola, the mastermind behind the coup, died in a 1937 plane crash, and General Francisco Franco became Spains dictator for the next almost 40 years. He prevailed over the Republican resistance thanks to Hitlers and Mussolinis air support.

Now whats the true story behind the violence-plagued Nicaragua and Venezuela, and the treacherous new Moreno government in Ecuador?

Take Nicaragua it all started with the Board of Directors of the Nicaragua Social Security Institute (INSS) on 16 April 2018 approving an IMF-imposed social security reform, modified and then supported by President Ortega. The reform maintained social security at its current level, but would increase employer contributions by 3.5% to pension and health funds, while only slightly increasing worker contributions by 0.75% and shifting 5% of pensioners cash transfer into their healthcare fund. These reforms triggered the coup attempt initiated by the business lobby and backed by the Nicaraguan oligarchy.

Student protests were already ongoing in different university cities in connection with university elections. These protests were re-directed against the Ortega government with the help of US-funded NGOs and the Catholic Church, an ally of the wealthy in most of Latin America. Some of the students involved in re-directing the protests were brought to the US for training by the Freedom House, a long-time asso...

15:20

Amazing: After 40 years, Aerosmiths tour bus turns up in the woods "IndyWatch Feed World"

A piece of living rock-and-roll history has been discovered in the New England wilderness.

Did you think Aerosmith would really lose its tour bus forever? Dream on.

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15:17

The Internet Just Crowdfunded the Release of 4,358 CIA Mind Control Documents "IndyWatch Feed World"

A crowdfunding campaign has succeeded in raising the funds necessary to pay a Freedom of Information Act request fee for documents related to the CIAs controversial MKUltra program.

John Greenewald of Black Vault, a website that publishes government documents, appealed to the internet for help after the agency refused to waive the $425 fee it was demanding to release the documents. Greenewald, who has been filing FOIA requests for two decades, had previously published files on MKUltra, a program best known for dosing individuals with drugs like LSD to research mind control. The program was shut down, and the documents were reportedly destroyed in 1973 at the order of then-director Richard Helms, but some were eventually released.

Greenewald filed his first request for the documents in the late 90s and says he didnt hear back for years. In 2004, the CIA released some relevant documents to him via CD-Rom, which he published, but years later, he discovered thousands of pages were missing.

So, even though I paid for the CDs already, and they gave me an index originally stating that 100% of those records were on the CD-ROMs, they in fact, were not, he said in his GoFundMe appeal. He filed a new request but the CIA is charging him $425 to print 4,358 pages of previously withheld material. He easily met his goal of $500 (to cover any additional costs and GoFundMe fees) with the help of just 16 donors.

MKUltra has been extensively verified in one case, the CIA kept seven prisoners at a Kentucky penitentiary high on acid for 77 days but many of the documents are not available to the public. Though the CIA claims the documents he is requesting are not related to MKUltra, and rather, pertain to behavioral modification, Greenewald isnt convinced. Whether or not that ties into MKUltra and mind control, which I believe it does, the CIA claims it does not, he...

15:14

Jon Rappoport -- Socialism: What is it Good for? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Socialism: what is it good for?

By Jon Rappoport

CNBC: "Democrats view socialism more positively than capitalism, according to a new Gallup poll..."

To give you an idea of the deception inherent in socialism, here is a quote from none other than Andrew Carnegie, once one of the richest men in America:

"I believe Socialism is the grandest theory ever presented, and I am sure it will someday rule the world. Then we will have attained the Millennium...Then men will be content to work for the general welfare and share their riches with their neighbors." (The New York Times, 1 January 1885, "A Millionaire Socialist")

Carnegie, of course, like several of his ultra-rich compatriots, devised a method to give away his riches while keeping them: the non-profit foundation.

The last thing on Carnegie's bloated mind was becoming "equal" with the great unwashed.

He was a liar of the first order. He recognized that, when you win the game of free enterprise, your most corrupt bet is to turn around and find every possible way to block others from winning. Then, you stand at the top of the heap, unchallenged.

That is exactly what he had in mind. That's what socialism actually meant to him.

Let's see socialism for what it is. Not in the abstract, but in reality.

Socialism is:

The taking of money (taxes) from some people who work for it and giving it to others who don't work for it. On a grand scale.

The vast expansion of freebies doled out by central government. In order to create and sustain dependence.

The government protection of favored persons and corporations, permitting them and aiding them to expand their fortunes without limit, regardless of what crimes they commit in the process. (Monsanto would be a fine example.)
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15:10

Lawmakers Demand Answers About US Role in Saudi Slaughter of Yemeni Civilians "IndyWatch Feed World"

In the wake of the U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalitions horrific bombing of a school bus last week that killed 40 Yemeni children and amid reports on Tuesday of dozens more civilian deaths after a new wave of Saudi bombings, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) has sent a detailed letter (pdf) to the Department of Defense Inspector General demanding an investigation into whether Trump administration officials violated U.S. or international law by assisting the Saudis in their assault on Yemen.

The Saudi-led coalition, which receives essential military support and intelligence from the U.S., has repeatedly hit civilian targetsincluding schools, hospitals, funerals, and weddingsnowhere near military targets, Lieu writes, pointing to an analysis by the Yemen Data Project showing that a third of Saudi bombings in Yemen have hit civilian targets. I previously served on active duty as a JAG [Judge Advocate General] and a number of the coalitions airstrikes look like war crimes.

If the coalitions targeting of farms, food storage sites, and water sites was deliberate, these airstrikes would constitute a violation of Article 14 of Additional Protocol II and customary international law in non-international armed conflict, Lieu adds. I am deeply concerned that continued U.S. refueling, operational support functions, and weapons transfers could qualify as aiding and abetting these potential war crimes.

The California congressman goes on to note that the U.S.-backed Saudi attacks on civilian targets cannot be attributed to mere faulty intelligence or incompetence.

The coalition, which has air superiority, has in a number of cases very precisely struck civilian targets, Lieu notes. For example, coalition jets precisely struck a funeral attended by a large number of people and then came around and struck the same civilian target again. It is indisputable that the DoD-supported coalition has killed large numbers of children, women, and men who are civilians.

In a letter (pdf) of her own on Tuesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called on Gen. Joseph Votelthe top commander of U.S. forces in the Middle Eastto...

15:06

'Violence is wrong but motivation matters': CNN continues to defend Antifa violence "IndyWatch Feed World"

After Sunday's poorly attended 'Unite the Right 2' white nationalist rally, CNN host Chris Cuomo argued that violence perpetrated by Antifa, while wrong in the eyes of the law, was morally superior to the violence of "hate." In his closing monologue on Monday night, Cuomo delivered a criticism of all violence from those on both sides of the political spectrum but argued that the violence perpetrated by anti-fascist activists was at least morally superior to the "violence of hate" by the far-right. "People who show up to fight against bigots are not to be judged the same as the bigots, even if they do resort to the same kinds of petty violence," Cuomo argued.

15:01

Vermont Nominates Transgender Candidate for Governor "IndyWatch Feed World"

MONTPELIER, Vt.A former Vermont utility executive on Tuesday became the first transgender candidate from a major political party to be nominated for governor, and shell face the Republican incumbent, who survived a bitter backlash from his base over gun restrictions he supported.

GOP Gov. Phil Scott defeated a challenge from Springfield businessman Keith Stern in his quest to win a second term. He will face Christine Hallquist, who won the Democratic primary to run for the states highest office in November, when she would become the nations first transgender governor if elected.

Scott said he expected the race to be closer than it was.

I know there are some who are still upset with me who may not welcome tonights result but theres so much more that unites us than sets us apart, Scott said. And no one agrees with their friends all the time, but as our success shows we can make a lot of good progress when we have clear priorities and we pull in the same direction.

Hallquist said her campaign would focus on improving the states economy, yet she acknowledged the symbolism of being an openly transgender candidate.

The whole world is looking at this as a historic moment for a transgender candidate, but thats not what Vermont looked at, Hallquist said. Vermonters looked at, Whats Christine and her team going to do for Vermont?'

Look to Vermont, she said. We continue to demonstrate leadership in civil rights and how to honor and work with each other. We can be a beacon for the rest of the world.

Scott, first elected in 2016, faced a rebellion from his base due to his support for a series of gun restrictions that, while mild by national standards, angered many members of Vermonts avid hunting community. The restrictions, which Scott signed into law in April, came after the arrest of a teenager on charges he was plotting a school shooting.

They included raising the age to buy firearms from 18 to 21, restricting the size of gun magazines and requiring background checks for most private gun sales.

Scott will seek re-election by continuing his pledge to make the state more affordable, not raise taxes or fees, foster a better environment for businesses and attract newcomers to the state.

Hallquist defeated environmental activist James Ehlers; dance festival organizer Brenda Siegel; and 14-year-old student Ethan Sonneborn, who was on the ballot because a quirk in state law doesnt require candidates to be of voting age.

Democratic state Sen. John Rodgers, from Vermonts remote and conservative Northeast Kingdom, failed in his bid for a grassroots write-in campaign, largely motivated by his displeasure with firearms restrictions.

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14:54

Is Boris Johnson Really a Racist? A Look at His Track Record "IndyWatch Feed World"

Former Foreign Secretary and oft-described Brexit architect Boris Johnson described Muslim women who wear the burka and niqab as looking like letterboxes and bankrobbers.

But he is not racist, obviously.

A cursory perusal of his track record of statements relating to the ethnicity, country of origin and/or religion of various people throws light on this.

In these past statements, the pattern is clear: Johnson refers repeatedly to what he sees as the fixed cultural and/or biological characteristics of large groups of people, particularly black people (Africans) and Muslims. But this does not prove that he possesses the internal disposition of a racist.

In 2002, Johnson wrote in The Telegraph:

What a relief it must be for Blair to get out of England. It is said that the Queen has come to love the Commonwealth, partly because it supplies her with regular cheering crowds of flag-waving piccaninnies No doubt the AK47s will fall silent, and the pangas will stop their hacking of human flesh, and the tribal warriors will all break out in watermelon smiles to see the big white chief touch down in his big white British taxpayer-funded bird.

Piccaninny is a derogatory word for black children. In fact it was the dominant racial caricature of black children during much of the history of the United States, according to Ferris State Universitys Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia.

This doesnt mean that Johnsons use of the word piccaninny as a joke is a sign of racism. It merely proves that he was joking about black people.

Piccaninny is also a word that Boris Johnson appears to have used other times in private, as described by British journalisms virtual personification of anti-racism, Rod Liddle, in an important piece characterising Johnson as the least racist person I have ever met. This was Mr Liddles profound verdict having spent time with Johnson on a visit to Uganda.

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14:52

Sacha Baron Cohen's Col. Erran Morad is beginning to make Israel uncomfortable "IndyWatch Feed World"

Col. Erran Morad, Sacha Baron Cohen's Israeli character from his new Showtime series "Who Is America?", is a die-hard counterterrorism expert hell-bent on sharing his tactics with conservative America. But at the same time that Baron Cohen's latest alter-ego is revealing the wingnuttery of American politicians, he is also stirring a debate in Israel, as people there are realizing that the joke might also be on them. While there is consensus among Israelis on the accuracy of the archetype-the heavy accent, the flagrant machismo, the inherent misogyny-opinions across social media and the press are divided as to whether Baron Cohen, until now a beloved "son of Israel," is turning his back on his mother's country of origin. While some think that Baron Cohen's parody is a chance to reflect on Israel's growing militarism and international isolation, others like Shmuel Rosner (Does Sacha Baron Cohen Understand Israel? August 9th) complain that the character misrepresents today's Israeli society and brings harm to the country's already struggling image in the world. Perhaps Rosner should seize this opportunity to look at the Morad within himself.

14:51

Former BBC producer spills the beans on Boris Johnson's 'bumbling idiot' act "IndyWatch Feed World"

A former BBC producer has just exposed the Machiavellian cynicism behind Boris Johnson's 'bumbling idiot' act. And we'd all do well to take note. No matter how often Johnson makes racist and offensive statements, he seems to be able to sidestep any meaningful punishment by causing the British media to melt on first sighting. And according to BuzzFeed correspondent Jane Bradley, it's because he has a secret weapon. He messes up his famous blond hair... on purpose.

14:45

Puzzling The Awesome Power of Waves Near Ganymede: Only Moon in the Solar System with a Magnetic Field "IndyWatch Feed World"

By The Daily Galaxy

Its a really surprising and puzzling observation showing that a moon with a magnetic field can create such a tremendous intensification in the power of waves, says the lead author of the study, Professor Yuri Shprits of GFZ/ University of Potsdam, who is also affiliated with UCLA.

Listening to electromagnetic waves around the Earth, converted to sound, is almost like listening to singing and chirping birds at dawn with a crackling campfire nearby. Such waves are therefore called chorus waves. They cause the Northern Lights, but also high-energy killer electrons that can damage spacecraft. In a recent study to be published in Nature Communications, the authors describe extraordinary chorus waves around other planets in our solar system.

The scientists led by Yuri Shprits of GFZ and the University of Potsdam report that the power of chorus waves is 1 million times more intense near Jupiters largest moon, Ganymede, and 100 times more intense near the moon Europa than the average around these planets. These are the new results from a systematic study on Jupiters wave environment taken from the Galileo spacecraft.

Chorus waves are a special type of radio wave occurring at very low frequencies. Unlike the Earth, Ganymede and Europa orbit inside the giant magnetic field of Jupiter, and the authors believe this is one of the key factors powering the waves. Jupiters magnetic field is the largest in the solar system, and some 20,000 times stronger than the Earths.

Chorus waves have been detected in space around the Earth, but they are nowhere near as strong as the waves at Jupiter, says Professor Richard Horne of British Antarctic Survey, a co-author on the study. Even if small portion of these waves escapes the immediate vicinity of Ganymede, they will be capable of accelerating particles to very high energies and ultimately producing very fast electrons inside Jupiters magnetic field.

Jupiters moon Ganymede was first found to have a magnetic field by Professor Margaret Kivelson and her team at the University of California, Los Angeles, and strong plasma waves were first observed near Ganymede by Professor Don Gurnett and his team at the University of Iowa. However, until now, it remained unclear if this was accidental or whether such increases are systematic and significant.

Around Earth, chorus waves play a major role in producing high-energy killer electrons that can damage spacecraft. The new observations raise the question as to whether they can do the same at Jupiter.

Observations of Jupiters waves provides a unique opportunity to understand the fundamental processes that are relevant to laboratory plasmas and the quest for new energy sources, and processes of accele...

14:44

Hundreds of thousands of dead fish discovered in rivers across New Taipei City, Taiwan "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hundreds of thousands of mullet were reported dead in rivers across New Taipei City Monday, with a preliminary investigation indicating the cause of death was consecutive days of high temperatures rather than water pollution, the city's Water Resources Department said Tuesday. The dead fish were found in the Tamsui River, Xindian River, Dahan River and Keelung River, officials said, adding that about 100,000 dead fish have so far been removed from the rivers. The officials said they expected to finish removing the dead fish within three days.

14:37

It took a year, but officials claim Puerto Ricos power is finally back on "IndyWatch Feed World"

The reality may be more complicated.

Almost a year after Hurricane Maria devastated the islands already precarious infrastructure, Puerto Ricos sole provider of electricity says power has been returned to all homes, although the reality may be more complicated.

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14:35

Under Trump, Congressional Candidate Could Have Been Barred From the U.S. "IndyWatch Feed World"

Ilhan Omar, a refugee and a Somali-heritage Muslim woman who veils, has won the Democratic primary for Minnesotas 5th District congressional seat, hoping to succeed Keith Ellison. The district, which includes Minneapolis, typically votes heavily Democratic, so she has a good shot at winning the seat.

Somalia is one of five Muslim-majority countries from which immigration is currently banned, though immigration is restricted from Venezuela (a few officials) and North Korea, as well. The actual targets of the ban are Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.

Under Trump administration policy, in other words, Omar would not have been allowed to enter the country as an immigrant. Under Trump, she also would have been highly unlikely to be granted refugee status and asylum in the U.S. In 2016, the U.S. admitted some 85,000 refugees, about evenly split between Christians and Muslims. Based on the first five months of this year, it is likely that the U.S. will admit only 45,000 refugees in 2018, and that only 17 percent of them will be Muslim. The open racism and bigotry of this administration is already being enshrined in our immigration statistics. Legal immigration is on track to be cut 12 percent from Barack Obamas last year in office, and the number of Muslim immigrants has fallen by 33 percentnearly three times as much as overall immigration. European immigrantion is slightly up, though still dwarfed by Asia and Latin America. It is remarkable that for all his rhetoric, Trump hasnt managed to substantially cut legal immigration, and his own Republican Congress has rebuffed the bills he submitted to abolish certain kinds of immigrant visas.

But African immigration is down, and Muslim immigration is down, and Ilhan Omar is precisely the demographic that Trump (and his horrid mini-me, Stephen Miller) have targeted.

Omar did not win because she compromised, but because she boldly took stances approved by the public, even if the class of cranky, rich, old white people thinks them utopian or too costly (something they never say about the Pentagon budget or our forever wars).

She is for Medicare for all. She endorses abolishing ICE, which was  created in 2004.

Minneapolis is about 64 percent white, 5 percent Asian, and only 18 percent African-American, so Omars victory was in no way based on...

14:30

Surprising Discoveries About Real-Life Star Wars Midchlorians Previously Not Found in Nature "IndyWatch Feed World"

By The Daily Galaxy

Just as cars need fossil fuels to power their engines, the living cells that make up our bodies use food as a fuel source. To harness the energy in food every cell in our bodies contains microscopic biological machines, known as mitochondria, which convert food molecules into energy.

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research have made a fundamental discovery about of the atomic structure and function of the biological factories in cells that make energy, providing a new means to target the machines within factories for drug treatments.

The research, published today in Nature, was led by Professor Nenad Ban from ETH Zurich in Switzerland, in collaboration with researchers from UWAs School of Molecular Sciences and Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research: Associate Professor Aleksandra Filipovska, Head of Mitochondrial Medicine and Biology, Associate Professor Oliver Rackham, Head of Synthetic Biology and Drug Discovery and their Ph.D. student Richard Lee.

Professor Filipovska said mitochondria were microscopic, energy-producing factories found in all eukaryotic cells, or cells containing a nucleus enclosed within membranes, representing all forms of life that are visible without a microscope.

Mitochondria contain a set of genes that are used to make key protein building blocks that enable mitochondria to produce energy, she said. These proteins are essential for energy production however little is known about how they are made. The recent discovery of the atomic structure of the machine that makes these proteins (the mitochondrial ribosome) has revealed how they are made.

Surprisingly, this machine blocks itself from making the proteins until it is precisely located where these proteins are required within mitochondria. This is highly unusual and previously not found in nature.

Professor Filipovska said as well as providing a new means to target this molecular machine for drug treatments, the discovery also demonstrated the power of cutting-edge technology to reveal how living systems had evolved to function under different energy requirements.

Defects in mitochondrial function underlie many common diseases such as neurodegenerative, metabolic and heart diseases, cancer, diabetes and ageing, she said. Therefore molecular discoveries provide the much-needed knowledge that enables us to make the leap to disease treatments and drug discoveries.

The next step was to delve deeper into the role of the mitochondrial...

14:24

US-Egyptian-Israeli Strategy: Bomb Palestinians into Accepting Trump Peace Plan "IndyWatch Feed World"

GAZA CITY The Gaza Strip seemed to maintain a tenuous calm Tuesday after a de facto ceasefire between Palestinian factions and Tel Aviv ended a week of heightened violence that saw the Israeli military pound civilian targets across the coastal enclave.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza has reported that the Israeli assault has raised the death toll to 168 Palestinians killed and over 18,000 injured over the past four months in the besieged coastal region and home to 2 million people that is regularly referred to as the worlds largest open-air prison.

Since protests along the Israeli fence enclosing the Gaza Strip began on March 30, the Israelis have launched numerous bombings of Palestinian civilian targets, exacerbating the grave and ongoing humanitarian crisis in the region. Last week, Israeli forces demolished neighborhoods and civilian targets like the Al-Meshal Cultural Center.

World media outlets have largely ignored the Israeli provocations which are backed by the U.S. and its Saudi-led Arab junior partners instead laying unilateral blame on the Hamas government in Gaza.

Palestinians inspect the Said al-Mis'hal cultural center after it was hit destroyed by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Aug. 9, 2018. Khalil Hamra | AP

Palestinians inspect the Said al-Mishal cultural center after it was hit destroyed by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Aug. 9, 2018. Khalil Hamra | AP

World media outlets have largely ignored the Israeli provocations which are backed by the U.S. and its Saudi-led Arab junior partners instead laying unilateral blame on the Hamas government in Gaza.

Hard-line Israeli military chief Avigdor Lieberman said Tuesday that if the pause in f...

14:19

ClassPass wants a piece of the wellness tourism boom with Getaways "IndyWatch Feed World"

ClassPass members will soon to be able to access wellness retreats from boutique fitness studios, spas, and beauty salons.

ClassPass is thinking way beyond your next workout or massage.

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14:18

An Updated and Improved Marxism "IndyWatch Feed World"

It is the rare intellectual who can withstand the pressures of groupthink. This is a fundamental truth, or a truism, borne out not only by daily experiences in an academic or other intellectual context (e.g., the newsroom or editorial board of any establishment media outlet) but also by critical scholarship from the likes of Ed Herman and Noam Chomsky. Left-wing intellectuals tend to be vigilantly aware of irrational groupthink among mainstream, establishment types, or even among other leftist sects with which they dont identify; but, like all intellectual cliquesindeed, like nearly all individual intellectualstheyre reluctant to turn their critical gaze on themselves. They imbibe certain ideas and ideologies in their formative years and perhaps refine them as they mature, but on the whole their commitment to the ideology is apt to become rigid and uncritical.

This complacency has always most disturbed me with regard to Marxists, whose system of thought, if correctly formulated, is precisely the most critical, the most self-critical, the most democratic and revolutionary ideology ever devised. I expect intellectual laziness from most postmodernists, from liberals and centrists, from all witting or unwitting servants of power. Im disappointed, though, when I see it in Marxists and semi-Marxists. Theres a pronounced dogmatism in most Marxist circles. Personally, Ive tried to stimulate some critical rethinking of Marxism in various publications, including my book Worker Cooperatives and Revolution: History and Possibilities in the United States and this distillation of some of its arguments (though disregard the editors oversimplified summary at the top of the page), but I havent had much success. These writings appear to have been ignored.

Which is unfortunate, because Im convinced its necessary in the twenty-first century to revise the Marxian conception of revolution. Conditions have changed from what they were a hundred or a hundred and fifty years ago; Marx would likely be appalled by the lack of creative rethinking that has met these altered conditions. Its an unfortunate situation when millions of activists across the world are struggling to build new modes of production, new modes of politics, and Marxist scholars and thinkers still confine themsel...

14:15

Vivian Lee: In Solidarity with Alex Jones Top Ten Reasons Sandy Hook Was an Elaborate Hoax "IndyWatch Feed World"

Vivian Lee: In Solidarity with Alex JonesTop Ten Reasons Sandy Hook Was an Elaborate Hoax

Mr. President,

I am writing in solidarity with Alex Jonesin support of his right to speak freely on YouTube, Facebook, and other internet platforms without being censored, as protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. While Jones has not been consistent in his comments about the Sandy Hook Elementary School event, he has expressed the idea that the shooting was not real, and in this he was correct. Adam Lanza did not kill 28 people in Newtown, CT, on December 14, 2012. This was a drill, presented by officials and the media as an actual shooting. Following the event, a group of investigators compiled a list of ten reasons that, taken together, show that Sandy Hook was staged. These are published in detail in the banned book, Nobody Died at Sandy Hook: It Was a FEMA Drill To Promote Gun Control (Moon Rock Books, 2015). Although more evidence has since emerged, the original top ten reasons still ring true:

(1) Proof of death was suppressed.

(2) Emergency protocols were not followed.

(3) Drill protocols were followed instead.

(4) There was foreknowledge of the event.

(5) There were contradictory reports about the weapons.

(6) Adam Lanza cannot have done the shooting.

(7) Key participants displayed inappropriate behavior.

(8) Photos at the scene and of victims look staged or fake.

(9) The crime scene was completely destroyed.

(10) Deceased children sang at the Super Bowl.

To summarize, first of all, there is no proof of anyones deathnot for the children or adults at the school, Nancy Lanza, or Adam Lanzano photos or footage confirming the official story (1). In June 2013, the state of Connecticut outlawed disclosure of photos or video images of homicide victims, along with other records.

There is no evidence of any frantic attempt to save lives at the scene (2), which looked largely calm and bloodless. START triage protocol for a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) was not followed. Emergency vehicles were jammed together at the Firehouse, impeding access to the school and possible rescue. Inste...

14:15

For Disney Theatrical, video fuels the Broadway star "IndyWatch Feed World"

Andrew Flatt, who oversees marketing for Disneys live entertainment, explains how video and social media have become more vital ways to fill theater seats.

Twenty-five years ago this year, Disney Theatrical Productions launched in advance of its first project, Beauty & the Beast, which debuted on Broadway in 1994. The stage show breathed new life into the Walt Disney Companys live-entertainment efforts, kicking off a decades-long string of popular musicals from The Lion King and Newsies to the more recent Frozen.

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14:08

Indigenous environment defender killed as logging mafia targets tribe "IndyWatch Feed World"

A leader of an Amazon tribe acclaimed for its environmental defenders has been killed, the latest in a series of deaths among the tribe.

14:04

200 troops deployed to help fight 600 wildfires across British Columbia "IndyWatch Feed World"

Federal government also pledges aircraft as 600 blazes burn across the province Ottawa is sending in the Armed Forces as B.C. deals with yet another destructive wildfire season that's forced thousands of people out of their homes. The provincial government made a formal request for help Monday, and the federal government has already responded with a pledge of 200 troops, as well as aircraft to help move people and supplies. "We're bringing in the additional resources we need to keep people and communities as safe as possible," B.C. Forests Minister Doug Donaldson said in a press release. "I thank the federal government and the Canadian Armed Forces for their assistance, and also ask British Columbians to do their part by following burning bans to prevent human-caused fires."

14:00

Pink Himalayan Salt Benefits that Make It Superior to Table Salt "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Dr. Axe

Pink Himalayan salt is often said to be the most beneficial as well as the cleanest salt available on this planet today. It has all kinds of nutritional and therapeutic properties, not to mention culinary uses. You can use it as a healthier option to processed salt. You can also use it to create homemade body scrubs and bath soaks, and you may have seen or own a Himalayan salt lamp made from pink Himalayan salt. Historically, the people of the Himalayas have used this versatile salt to preserve meat and fish.

As scientific research has pointed out, US Dietary Guidelines recommend a daily sodium intake 2300 mg, but evidence linking sodium intake to mortality outcomes is scant and inconsistent. (1) The right salt in the right amount is actually very good for your health. Pink Himalayan sea salt contains over 84 minerals and trace elements, including calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron, so it does more than just make your food taste better. Lets look at why you may want to make the switch to pink Himalayan salt for the its impressive health benefits. Instead of skipping salt all together, why not give it an upgrade?

What Is Pink Himalayan Salt? 

Pink Himalayan salt is a truly unique salt. Its also referred to as pink salt, Himalayan sea salt, rock salt and Himalayan crystal salt. This salt is classified as rock salt or halite, which comes from the Punjab region of Pakistan about 190 miles from the Himalayas. This region has one of the richest salt fields in the entire world, and they are very, very old. Im talking Precambrian Age or over 4 billion years ago when planet Earth first formed! (2) With a history dating back to Earths creation, Himalayan salt is believed to be composed of dried remnants of the original, primal sea.

Himalayan crystal salt comes from salt mines 5,000 feet deep below the Himalayan Mountain Range. The salt from these mines has experienced tremendous pressure over millions of years and is said to be over 99 percent pure. (3) Pink Himalayan salts color as well as its color variations are indicative of its mineral content. Himalayan crystal salt can be pink, white or red in color. As a salt, pink Himalayan salt is chemically sodium chloride (NaCl), which is defined as a mineral substance of great importance to human and animal health....

These 4 things kept me sane as I bootstrapped my company "IndyWatch Feed World"

Running a self-funded company is far from glamorous. This entrepreneur shares some of the biggest lessons she has learned and how she pushed through when the times get tough.

Were living in the era of VC-backed everything. These days, it can feel like every new startup is raising seven figures, or working toward a seed, A, B, or C round. To make a cheesy analogy, investors are the new black, and everyone is getting in on the million-dollar action and billion-dollar evaluations.

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13:52

This AI can identify 50 eye diseases with superb accuracyand explain its diagnoses "IndyWatch Feed World"

Seeing is believing.

Artificial intelligence isnt known for its bedside manner, but that could be changing.

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13:46

FBI Warns of Imminent Hack Attack On ATM Machines Worldwide "IndyWatch Feed World"

Bank ATMs around the world are at risk of an imminent cyber attack with millions of dollars expected to disappear from accounts, according to a confidential alert by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation. The warning issued by the FBI to international banks on Friday revealed that cyber criminals are planning a massive malware attack []

13:45

Berto Jongman: 9/11 Aftermath 10,000 Cancer Patients "IndyWatch Feed World"

Berto Jongman

The day after 9/11 the President told everyone it was safe to return to New York City. He was wrong.

REVEALED: Nearly 10,000 people have suffered cancers linked to toxic dust from asbestos, jet fuel, cement and glass shards caused by 9/11

Phi Beta Iota: Instead of taking down the Twin Towers safely once they were condemned around 1990, at a cost of $2B+, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey elected to be complicit in a false flag terrorism event organized by the Zionists and approved as well as overseen by Dick Cheney, toward commercial insurance fraud yielding $7-12B for the criminal conspiracy that carried out 9/11, never mind the cost to the local public, never mind the $7 trillion dollar cost of war in the Middle East, of, by, and for the Zionst State of Israel that continues to treat the USA as its shiksa (gentile whore). President Trump has done well at defeating the Deep State on the financial front his looming take-over of the Federal Reserve is long overdue. What he has NOT done is shown the public the truth about 9/11 such that the public will join the President in smashing the fake news mainstream and Zionist-controlled social media, while reforming the elections process so that 100% of our voters are engaged, instead of the current 50%,

See Especially:

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

13:33

10,000 People Diagnosed With Cancer Caused by 9/11 "IndyWatch Feed World"

As many as 9,795 people were diagnosed with cancer linked to 9/11, the federal World Trade Center Health Program recently confirmed ahead of the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

The New York Post initially reported the numbers Saturday - and spoke with health officials, rescue workers and survivors who were at the scene of the dangerous toxic dust caused by jet fuel, asbestos, cement and glass shards.

Medical director of the World Trade Center Health Program at Mount Sinai, Dr. Michael Crane, told the Post there has been a significant increase in the number of cancer patients since the program - which tracks 9/11 related diseases - began five years ago.

The program 'provides medical monitoring and treatment for responders at the WTC and related sites in New York City, Pentagon, and Shanksville, PA, and survivors who were in the New York City disaster area,' according to its website.

Marcy Borders 'The Dust Lady' of 9/11 died of stomach cancer three years ago (RIP)

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13:32

Sarah Sanders: 'We cannot guarantee there's no tape of Trump using the N-word' "IndyWatch Feed World"

As the remarkable public spat between Donald Trump and former adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman continued on Tuesday, the White House was unable to guarantee that no recordings exist of the president using the "N-word". At a White House briefing, press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked if she could say no such recordings would emerge. "I can't guarantee anything," she said. Sanders cited the president's tweets on the matter and said: "I can tell you that the president addressed this question directly." On Monday, Trump wrote: "I don't have that word in my vocabulary and never have." On Tuesday morning, he added to earlier tweets when he wrote: "When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn't work out. Good work by General [John] Kelly for quickly firing that dog!" Manigault Newman, a former contestant on the reality TV show The Apprentice, is promoting a memoir, Unhinged. She has released two secret recordings related to her firing from the White House late last year and another related to the claims that Trump used the "N-word" during his career in reality TV.

13:30

The Root Cause of Depression and How to Heal It "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Azriel ReShel; UPLIFT

The Disease of Disconnection

Depression is one of the biggest issues in our world today. With record numbers of people suffering from the dark cloud, and soaring suicide rates, depression is a crippling disease reaching epidemic proportions.

Well-known author and journalist, Johann Hari, suffered from depression as a teen, taking anti-depressants from a tender age. Told, like so many others, his depression was the cause of a chemical imbalance in his brain, he later studied social sciences and embarked on a quest to discover the truth about the cause of his depression. He swallowed antidepressants like millions of others, and after 13 years of pills, without much change, and a broad investigation into the true causes of depression, he is calling for a different approach.

The Chemical Imbalance Myth

His amazing journey involved hundreds of interviews in over a dozen countries and led him to discover that almost everything we know about depression and anxiety is wrong.

I started to research my book, Lost Connections: Uncovering The Real Causes of Depression and the Unexpected Solutions, because I was puzzled by two mysteries. Why was I still depressed when I was doing everything I had been told to do? I had identified the low serotonin in my brain, and I was boosting my serotonin levelsyet I still felt awful. But there was a deeper mystery still. Why were so many other people across the Western world feeling like me? Around one in five US adults are taking at least one drug for a psychiatric problem. In Britain, antidepressant prescriptions have doubled in a decade, to the point where now one in 11 of us drug ourselves to deal with these feelings. What has been causing depression and its twin, anxiety, to spiral in this way? I began to ask myself: Could it really be that in our separate heads, all of us had brain chemistries that were spontaneously malfunctioning at the same time?

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13:30

Worth a Look Civil.CO and WorldBrain.IO "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Tip of the Hat to Contributing Editor Berto Jongman.

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Meet your new web-research assistant. A free & privacy-focused browser extension to effortlessly organise, recover and share the most useful content you find online.Search every word of every website you visited or bookmarked.And filter by visit time, domain, custom tags [and soon*] if you shared it, liked it or cited it on social media.

Tip of the Hat to Contributing Editor Stephen E. Arnold.

13:28

Nazi London bookshop attackers scot-free "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 11 August 2018 video from London, England says about itself:

Bookmarks Solidarity opening speeches

DR LOUISE RAW, [historian] Author of Striking a Light: The Bryant and May Matchwomen and Their Place in History

PAUL HOLBOROW, one of the founders of the Anti Nazi League

WEYMAN BENNETT, Joint Secretary of Unite Against Fascism

After the London Grenfell Tower fire disaster, police should be prosecuting the responsible local and national government Conservative politicians and flammable cladding-selling corporate fat cats. Instead, they are scapegoating firefighters.

And that is not the only strange thing about London police.

By Paul Mitchell in England:

UK: Police take no action over far-right attack on Bookmarks bookstore

15 August 2018

Last Saturday, August 11, in central London, a small group of far-right thugs returned to the Bookmarks bookstore, intent on entering and disrupting a meeting held to protest the attack on the store by members of Make Britain Great Again (MBGA) just one week earlier.

Several hundred people turned up to show their support for Bookmarks, which is run by the Socialist Workers Party (S...

13:21

Couple dead, child missing after landslip collapses house in Malappuram, India after heavy rainfall "IndyWatch Feed World"

A huge mound of earth fell on the house in Kondotty in the wee hours of Wednesday. At least two people have died and a child is missing in Kondotty in Malappuram district, after a huge mound of earth fell on a house in the wee hours of Wednesday. The bodies of Asees and his wife Muneera were recovered in the search and rescue operation. Search is on to find the couple's 6-year-old child. Their two other children, who were sleeping in an adjacent room, escaped unhurt. Kondotty police told TNM that the incident happened at around 1 am on Wednesday morning, when the family was asleep in their home. The officials were able to first recover Muneera's body, following which, they found Asees's body. They are yet to find the 6-year-old child. The bodies of Asees and Muneera have been shifted to Medical College hospital for post-mortem.

13:15

New Video: The Final Battle IV 432Hz "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Jonathan Carty

Inspiration for this video manifested last night when I discovered a new album by one of the wonderful composers whose music I use for these videos (Thomas Bergersen). This video features scenes from several shows which more accurately depict the Chimera Group as Arachnid beings. Total hours spent putting this together = about 7 hours, including giving up part way through. But I think it turned out as good as it is going to get! Much love all

This article (New Video: The Final Battle IV 432Hz) was originally published on Truth Earth and syndicated by The Event Chronicle

13:00

This Google manager shares his secrets for building an effective team "IndyWatch Feed World"

Matt Sakaguchi is a site reliability manager at Google. Learn why he believes that a team of all stars doesnt always lead to an all-star team.

Massey Morris: In the early stages of your career, you worked on a SWAT team. How did this experience build a foundation for your understanding of effective teams?

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13:00

The end of the US unipolar world is unstoppable "IndyWatch Feed World"

The past weeks have shown how part of the American establishment is weighing the pros and cons of the Trump administration's strategies around the world. I have a strong feeling that in the coming weeks we will see the destabilizing effects of American politics, especially towards its closest allies. A disastrous flip of events appears to be on its way, in case Trump were to lose the November midterm elections (the House and Senate elections). If this were to happen, the Trump administration would probably exploit the Russia gate conspiracy claiming that Moscow had now acted in favour of Democrats. Trump could argue that Moscow was disappointed by the lack of progress in softening US sanctions against Russia; indeed, by Trump's measures against Russia (expulsions, sanctions, property seizures) and its allies (China, Iran and Syria). Trump would not hesitate to claim Russian interference in the midterms to aid the Democrats, citing intelligence reports. He would say that Russia aims to create chaos in the US by placing roadblocks in the way of attempts to "Make America Great Again" and handing the House and Senate to the Democrats. He would use the electoral defeat to blame his accusers of getting aid from Russia. In doing so, he would be accelerating the implosion of his administration in an all-out war with the establishment. The mainstream media would dismiss Trump's accusations against the Democrats of collusion with Russia as a conspiracy theory of an unravelling presidency. All this, summed up, would lead to the Democrats having majority in both houses, easily proceeding to the impeachment of Trump.

13:00

Building Burning Man looks way more fun than attending "IndyWatch Feed World"

Long before the festival starts, surveyors and builders conjure Black Rock City out of the forbidding desert. It looks like a blast.

Black Rock City, the temporary town that hosts Burning Mans annual clusterf*ck of art, food, and parties, doesnt just magically appear in the middle of the Nevada desert every year. Its planning and construction is a lot more mundaneand a lot more fun, according to a new mini-doc.

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12:58

NBC: Teen infected by hookworms during church trip to the beach "IndyWatch Feed World"

After a day of relaxation on the beach following a mission trip to Pompano Beach, Florida, Michael Dumas noticed an itch. Upon his arrival home to Memphis, his family discovered hed contracted a hookworm infection. His mother Kelli has been documenting her sons battle ever since. currently resting at home with his foot elevated. Hes []

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12:45

These End-Of-Life Doulas Are Guiding People Peacefully To Their Death "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Facts: We all die. Mainstream medicine doesnt offer much in the way of end-of-life care. Death Doulas help family and friends with what they can do to help their loved ones come to terms with their impending death and how to handle it themselves.

Reflect On: We live in a culture where more often than not simply talking about death is taboo. Death Doulas can help remove these barriers and open up lines of communication with the dying and their families so they can pass on with much less fear and pain.

By Alanna Ketler

When we typically hear the term doula, we either think what the heck is that?, or we may already know that a doula is a trained professional who assists in a more natural process of childbirth, usually in the home.

So essentially, a death doula is virtually the opposite: someone who assists a person who has a terminal illness, as well as helping that persons friends, family members and even animals come to terms with the fast approaching morality that we will all face one day.

In the world of mainstream medicine, doctors themselves dont offer much to people who are on their deathbed, especially on an emotional level. Family members and friends are often left in the dark as to how they are supposed to cope with the knowledge that their loved one will pass. They are rarely given methods through which they can talk candidly about their loved ones inevitable death, and therefore this topic is often not discussed, which can make it much more difficult to process for the person who is dying and for everyone who is close to them.

Thanadoula

An end-of-life doula is sometimes referred to as a thanadoula from the greek thanameaning death and doula meaning servant. Generally speaking, it is said that the role of the death doula is to walk alongside the dying person and their family. This encompasses a very wide range of services that include: providing spiritual, psychological and social support, assisting with the creation of positive and empowering end-of-life plans, ideas to optimize physical comfort, and educating families on the new and progressive options for home wakes and natural burials. Often, these doulas go above and beyond expectations as they bring light to a phase of life that can be very dark for many.

What Does A Death Doula Actually Do?

A great definition is given on DoulaGivers.com,

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12:30

Making Peace With the Chaos in Your Life "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Tamara Rant

The past year has literally thrown me on my ass, picked me back up, turned me inside-out, and hey even upside-down a few times for good measure. But you seeif I could go back, there isnt one thing I would change or do differently. That may seem a bit nuts if afforded the choice to be able to avoid stress and chaos, but when you learn to make peace instead of trouble with these types of happenings, really shifts begin to occur in not only your life but your perceptions on everything that happens in your life.

When life seems like nothing but an unpredictable ocean of chaos sometimes, it can be hard to remember that staying calm is often all it takes to stay afloat. When were calm and centered, were able to get the best view of whats going on which allows us to also take the best approach to deal with the issue and tasks at hand.

When life throws a million tasks at us all at once, its easy to feel like were going to lose it, or that we should give up on certain things and focus more on others due to lack of time.  The thing is we have time for the things we make time for; thats how it works!

I often felt on certain days that there was no way I would ever get my book proposal completed on time. I wasnt happy with some things and kept doing some last minute revisions, but ultimately what helped me was walking away from it all together for a couple of days. Oftentimes we can become so immersed in one thing, in one project or hobby that we cant see that we are blocking our own creative flow.

On days I started feeling doubt creep in and other low-vibrational energies where my ego wanted to beat up on me, I just stepped away from it for a bit. I remembered why I was doing it (because I freaking LOVE to write and have a message to share with the world!) and suddenly I could feel my heart reopen wide again. Being in your heart-space is vital to being able to not only function in but also proactively navigate through chaotic situations in your life.

I also suggest avoiding worry! I know, easier said than done, right? But think for a moment what the act of worrying actually is doing. You are putting energy into imagining horrible, negative scenarios in your mind of what COULD possibly happen. You are putting creative, intentional energy into it whether you mean to or not simply because you are giving it so much attention and have so emotion behind it. If you are familiar with manifesting, you know these two elements are keys to successfully manifesting.

Instead, shift your focus and energy to what you DO want to happen. Or if your thoughts are on another person, perhaps a loved one you cannot stop thinking about, envision what you DO want for them. Dont keep yourself up at night creati...

12:30

As companies become purpose-led, where does that leave charities? "IndyWatch Feed World"

As companies become more outwardly focused on doing good, how can nonprofits react?

Sustainable, meaningful, purpose-led.  However framed, when applied to organizations, these terms indicate to wider society that a company is committed to making a difference.  Evidence proves that purpose-led organizations are no longer a buzz word; they are fast becoming the norm because they can prove that they add real value to employees, shareholders and customers.  And its nothing new.  In a five-year old-study, In 2013, meaningful brands connected to human well-being outperformed the stock market by 120% while additional research showed that purpose driven companies outperformed the S&P 500 by 10 times between 1996 and 2011. The growing workforce of millennialsand Generation Z following fast on their heelswant to work for companies that share their values around responsibility to mankind and the planet.  Companies, therefore, have to fight for the best talent by transforming to a purpose-led business or risk losing the skills they need; employees with a strong sense of purpose are at least four times more likely to be engaged in their jobs as other employees.

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12:28

One of the worst intermittent fasting mistakes "IndyWatch Feed World"

Fasting has been used for thousands of years to keep us well, and its the most profoundly effective metabolic intervention I know of. Not only does it upregulate autophagy and mitophagy natural cleansing processes necessary for optimal cellular renewal and function but it also triggers the generation of stem cells. The cyclical abstinence []

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12:23

Type 1 Diabetes on the rise in young children: Is anyone paying attention? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Chronic illness is at epidemic levels in the United States as well as other wealthy nations. Autoimmune diseases, though tending to receive less attention than headline-grabbing afflictions such as cancer and heart disease, have experienced some of the most rapid increases. Comprising more than 80 different diseases, autoimmune conditions arise when the immune system attacks the bodys []

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12:18

Elephants protecting themselves from cancer "IndyWatch Feed World"

This October 2015 video from the USA says about itself:

A study led by the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah could explain why elephants rarely get cancer.

From the University of Chicago Medical Center in the USA:

Zombie gene protects against cancer in elephants

Dead gene reborn helps destroy cells with damaged DNA

August 14, 2018

Summary: LIF6, a dead gene that came back to life, prevents cancer by killing cells with DNA damage.

An estimated 17 percent of humans worldwide die from cancer, but less than five percent of captive elephants who also live for about 70 years, and have about 100 times as many potentially cancerous cells as humans die from the disease.

Three years ago, research teams from the University of Chicago and the University of Utah, working separately, began to unravel why. They knew that humans, like all other animals, have one copy of the master tumor suppressor gene p53. This gene enables humans and elephants to recognize unrepaired DNA damage, a precursor of cancer. Then it causes those damaged cells to die.

Unexpectedly, however, the researchers found that elephants have 20 copies of p53. This makes their cells significantly more sensitive to damaged DNA and quicker to engage in cellular suicide.

In the August 14, 2018 issue of the journal Cell Reports, the University of Chicago team describes a second element of this process: an anti-cancer gene that returned from the dead.

Genes duplicate all the time, said Vincent Lynch, PhD, assistant professor of human genetics at the University of Chicago and the studys senior author. Sometimes they make mistakes, producing non-functional versions known as pseudogenes. We often refer to these dismissively as dead genes.

While studying p53 in elephants, however, Lynch and colleagues found a former pseudogene called...

12:15

Create This Special Vision Board To Manifest Your Dreams and Live Your Best Life "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Katalina Aster

It is difficult to pinpoint the birth year of vision boards. Some even say that this tool goes as far back as to cavemen times when people used to draw images on cave walls. We do know that vision boards spiked in popularity after the movie The Secret came out, which talked about the power of manifestationyou receive what you believe in receiving. To speed up the manifestation process, a vision board plays the role as a constant reminder of your goals and dreams, as well as a way to send out the request for these manifestations in clear languageimagery and feelings that they evoke.

Vision Board CreativeA vision board sends your requests into the universe, makes you excited to receive it, and motivates you to keep working toward your dreams.

Traditionally, a vision board is made of cut-out pieces from magazines all glued to one board; it contains all the images of things you want to manifest. However, this method can leave a board looking cluttered and confusing.

There is a better, easier, and more effective solution. You can create your vision board based on the ancient teachings of feng shuia study of energy that placement of objects creates in a space.

By using the same Bagua map used to create the correct placement in a room on a vision board, you can manifest amazing things for all nine categories in your life.

Dividing A Vision Board Into Nine Categories

In feng shui, there are nine categories that are located in every square-shaped space, be that a house, a room, and even a whole property. The same placement can be used for a square or rectangular vision board.

Feng Shui Bagua MapThe vision board is divided into nine equal parts, creating three rows of three items.

The top from left to right are money, reputation, and relationships.
The middle is family, health, and creativity.
The bottom is knowledge, career, and community.

Using the nine squares will make your vision board more organized, clear, and easy to make.

All you need to do is choose the images that inspire you for each categorycan be one or multiplethe images that make you feel the joy you would feel when you reach your full desires.

How does your perfect career, community, relationship...

12:13

Watch Erin on the Lillian McDermott Radio show "IndyWatch Feed World"

In July I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Lillian McDermott show where I spoke about the mysterious events surrounding the holistic doctor deaths.  Im so thankful that people continue to give me a voice to speak for those who no longer can. XO- Erin

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12:07

6 things to know about Vermonts history-making openly transgender candidate "IndyWatch Feed World"

Vermont and Hallquist are making history.

Vermont has made history by electing Christine Hallquist, a transgender woman, to be the Democratic nominee for governor. This is the first time in the United States that an openly transgender person has been a major party nominee for governor. Hallquist is used to making waves, though, as she also lays claim to the title of being the first CEO in the country to transition while in office.

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12:04

How America Cashes In on Deadly Weapons "IndyWatch Feed World"

American weapons makers have dominated the global arms trade for decades. In any given year, theyve accounted for somewhere between one-third and more than one-half the value of all international weapons sales. Its hard to imagine things getting much worse or better, if you happen to be an arms trader but they could, and soon, if a new Trump rule on firearms exports goes through.

But lets hold off a moment on that and assess just how bad its gotten before even worse hits the fan. Until recently, the Trump administration had focused its arms sales policies on the promotion of big-ticket items like fighter planes, tanks, and missile defense systems around the world. Trump himself has loudly touted U.S. weapons systems just about every time hes had the chance, whether amid insults to allies at the recent NATO summit or at a chummy White House meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whose brutal war in Yemen is fueled by U.S.-supplied arms.

A recent presidential export policy directive, in fact, specifically instructs American diplomats to put special effort into promoting arms sales, effectively turning them into agents for the countrys largest weapons makers. As an analysis by the Security Assistance Monitor at the Center for International Policy has noted, human rights and even national security concerns have taken a back seat to creating domestic jobs via such arms sales. Evidence of this can be found in, for example, the ending of Obama administration arms sales suspensions to Nigeria, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia. The first of those had been imposed because of the way the Nigerian government repressed its own citizens; the second for Bahrains...

12:00

This foot surgeon invented killer heels that wont kill your feet "IndyWatch Feed World"

A podiatrist launches a glamorous shoe startup, making the case that the ultimate luxury is being able to walk without pain.

Women who love buying luxury heelsthe kind of sparkly, expensive, Italian-made shoes worn to red carpet events and black tie galashave, until now, had to accept a few harsh realities.

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12:00

5 Behaviors To Be More Mindful and Change Your Life "IndyWatch Feed World"

Learning to be more mindful will bring enormously positive changes into your life.

By OMTimes Magazine

Change Your Life By Being More Mindful

The significant changes in our lives are preceded by a myriad of small but meaningful changes that have the power to steer our lives to a new path.

Mindfulness is a way that can help us realize this, and these five suggested behaviors may empower us to learn how to be more present, more aware, kinder and receptive to our feelings and the reality around us.

We should point out that, when we speak of happiness,  we realize that It depends on our personal dedication to achieve it. Hence happiness is not a product of Fate.  Changes start happening when we gradually train our mind to be more perceptive, more engaged on what is happening around us, and allow us to be present in the now. Mindfulness allows us to be malleable, fluid and adaptable.

Our greatest enemy that prevents us from crossing these thresholds of opportunity is unquestionably the wandering mind.  Through some studies, scholars concluded that we spend about 30 to 40% of our time in the autopilot behavior.  This type of behavior commonly induces us to let our happiness to be the result of Fate. It is like to live a routine life where we become mere passengers rather than commanders-in-chief is like leaving our own joy in the hands of fate.

This is not the most appropriate. We offer you the suggested changes to include in your daily life these five keys to see fast and direct results.

1. Train to stay in the present moment and access/deal with your emotions,  as they happen.

Mindfulness is, above all, a way of life; a means to grow consciousness of our present moment in its fullness.

To be aware of characteristics feelings such as deception, disgust, contradiction or anger cannot be merely warehoused inside our brain with no consequence.

We must manage them, understand those emotions, take control of this inner world without delay.

2. Abstain from the urge to judge: Be Kind

Learn to live from your own perspective reality without judging. Others have every right to make, understand and live their life as they wish. Be mindful that even when someone seems without a path in life, it doesnt mean he is lost.

Your life is yours, be responsible for it and avoid criticism the way others decide to live their own lives. Realize that people tend to live in different realities, with different backgrounds and coping mechanisms, Adopting this humble attitude will allow you to have an entirely different per...

11:50

MIT computer model from the 70s predicts end of civilisation by 2040 with major change in 2020 "IndyWatch Feed World"

An apocalyptic computer model, processed by one of the world's largest computers in 1973, has predicted the end of civilization by 2040. The prediction came from a programme nicknamed World One, which was developed by a team of MIT researchers and processed by Australia's largest computer. It was originally devised by computer pioneer Jay Forrester, after he was tasked by the Club of Rome to develop a model of global sustainability. However, the shocking result of the computer calculations showed that the level of pollution and population would cause a global collapse by 2040. This shows that the world cannot sustain the current level of population and industrial growth for more than two decades. Australian broadcaster ABC has republished its original report from the 1970s, since there is just two years until a major change is expected according to the computer model.

11:46

Tonga PM challenges Pacific leaders to weight-loss competition "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Prime Minister of Tonga has challenged fellow Pacific leaders to a year-long weight-loss competition to combat soaring obesity levels in the region.

11:40

Russia proposes lira-ruble trade deal with Turkey amid sanctions and currency crisis "IndyWatch Feed World"

Moscow is still interested in trading with Ankara using the Russian ruble and Turkish lira, according to the Kremlin. Both currencies have been falling against the greenback, with lira setting new record lows every day. "The issue of using national currencies in bilateral trade operations is a topic that has been raised by the Russian side for a long time and consistently at various levels, including at the top level," said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. "This is what we are striving for in our bilateral trade and economic relations, and what has been repeatedly mentioned at the bilateral Russian-Turkish talks," he added.

11:40

This comic found a way for you to enjoy problematic male art again "IndyWatch Feed World"

Late Night with Seth Meyers writer Amber Ruffin re-creates the work of tainted male artists.

What: A re-creation of art by problematic men, designed for guilt-free enjoyment.

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11:36

The Father Of Artificial Intelligence Says Singularity Is 30 Years Away "IndyWatch Feed World"

by Jolene Creighton, Via Futurism

Youve probably been told that the singularity is coming. It is that long-awaited point in time likely, a point in our very near future when advances in artificial intelligence lead to the creation of a machine (a technological form of life?) smarter than humans.

If Ray Kurzweil is to be believed, the singularity will happen in 2045. If we throw our hats in with Louis Rosenberg, then the day will be arriving a little sooner, likely sometime in 2030. MITs Patrick Winston would have you believe that it will likely be a little closer to Kurzweils prediction, though he puts the date at 2040, specifically.

But what difference does it make? We are talking about a difference of just 15 years. The real question is, is the singularity actually on its way?

At the World Government Summit in Dubai, I spoke with Jrgen Schmidhuber, who is the Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at AI company NNAISENSE, Director of the Swiss AI lab IDSIA, and heralded by some as the father of artificial intelligence to find out.

He is confident that the singularity will happen, and rather soon. Schmidhuber says it is just 3...

11:25

George Orwell Warned Us Of The Most Dangerous Type Of Censorship "IndyWatch Feed World"

The enemy is the gramophone mind, whether or not one agrees with the record that is being played at the moment.

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11:14

Shallow M4.4 earthquake felt across Southern California "IndyWatch Feed World"

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake caught Californians off-guard after it hit an area southeast of Los Angeles on Aug. 14, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The small quake, which occurred at about 5:24 p.m. local time, was centered 4.3 miles north-east from Aguanga in Riverside County and was felt by residents up to 50 miles away. No damage or injuries have been reported. Some locals took to social media to share their experiences.

11:05

Primaries Marked by Democratic Diversity, Trumps Picks "IndyWatch Feed World"

ST. PAUL, Minn.Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favor of a rising newcomer aligned with President Donald Trump.

In Vermont, Democrats rallied behind the nations first transgender nominee for governor. Minnesota Democrats backed a woman who would be the first Somali-American member of Congress. And in Connecticut, the party nominated a candidate who could become the first black woman from the state to serve in Congress.

Still, Democrats in Minnesota also backed a national party leader who is facing accusations of domestic violence. He has denied the allegations, yet they threaten to undercut enthusiasm in his state and beyond.

On the other side, Trump tightened his grip on the modern-day Republican Party as the turbulent 2018 primary season lurched toward its finale. A one-time Trump critic, former two-term Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, lost a comeback attempt he was expected to win.

All but 10 states picked their candidates for Novembers general election by the time the days final votes were counted. While the full political battlefield isnt quite set, the stakes are clear: Democrats are working to topple Republican control of Congress and governors offices across the nation.

Four states held primaries Tuesday: Vermont, Connecticut, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Kansas gubernatorial primary, which was held last week, was finalized when Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer conceded defeat.

In Minnesota, Republican County Commissioner Jeff Johnson defeated Pawlenty, who once called Trump unhinged and unfit and was hoping to regain his old post. In Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker, endorsed just this week by Trump, won the right to seek a third term.

The presidents pick for Kansas governor, Secretary of State Kris Kobach, scored a delayed victory against Colyer, who became the first incumbent governor to fall this season.

In Vermont, Democrat Christine Hallquist won the Democratic nomination in her quest to become the nations first transgender governor. The former chief executive of Vermont Electric Cooperative bested a field of four Democrats that included a 14-year-old.

While she made history on Tuesday, Hallquist faces a difficult path to the governors mansion. Republican incumbent Phil Scott remains more popular with Democrats than members of his own party in the solidly liberal state.

Vermont Democrats also nominated Sen. Bernie Sanders, who hasnt ruled out a second presidential run in 2020, for a third term in the Senate. The 76-year-old democratic socialist won the Democratic nomination, but he is expected to turn it down and run as an independent.

Democrats appeared particularl...

11:00

John Legend and Wyclef Jean dive into their DNA on 23andMes new podcast "IndyWatch Feed World"

On Spit, which premieres on iHeartRadio today, host Baratunde Thurston talks with musicians about their DNA test results.

Spit has come a long way. It used to just be the gross thing your brother would occasionally launch in your direction. Now, its that, plus the basis for things like bone marrow matches and genetic testinghence the name of a new podcast presented by 23andMe.

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11:00

Design is never neutral "IndyWatch Feed World"

Designers cant simply make digital products easier to use. They have to think about whats in the best interests of the user, writes Adobes Khoi Vinh.

To their own detriment, designers prefer to think about how much more than why. Heres a good exampleor perhaps it would be more appropriate to call it a bad example.

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11:00

How sales became a STEM job "IndyWatch Feed World"

Deals are now closed over spreadsheets more than rounds of golf.

By now weve all heard how important science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is for the jobs of the future. But there are certain jobs that are more people than technology focused, right? Well, maybe not.

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11:00

After a long delay, Amazons and Microsofts bots are finally talking "IndyWatch Feed World"

First announced a year ago, the integration was supposed to happen by the end of last year, but the two companies wanted to make sure we got things right.

Nearly a year ago, Amazon and Microsoft said they had worked out a deal to integrate their two digital assistants, Alexa and Cortana. Youd be able to get your Amazon Echo device to do things like check your Exchange email or set or check calendar appointments, while also being able to use Cortana to get Alexa to do things like turn on the lights, play Jeopardy, place orders on Amazon.com, access Alexa skills, and so on.

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11:00

Our own Marvel Universe: Creators of My Favorite Murder launch a podcast network "IndyWatch Feed World"

The duo behind the comedy/true crime podcast want to use their success to help other podcast creators find audiences.

The people behind the insanely successful podcast My Favorite Murder are expanding their reach with a new podcasting network.

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10:52

Trumps torturing CIA boss Haspel, new documents "IndyWatch Feed World"

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

Doctor who treated a Gina Haspel torture victim speaks out

While I was uploading this video, Gina Haspel was confirmed as CIA director.

The details of how victims were tortured under her watch at a CIA black site in Thailand are horrifying.

By E.P. Milligan in the USA:

Cables document CIA Director Haspels direct role in torture at black site in Thailand

15 August 2018

Declassified cables released last Friday provide irrefutable evidence that the current CIA director, Gina Haspel, played a direct role in the torture of detainees at a CIA black site in Thailand in 2002. The National Security Archive obtained the documents through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Haspel was chief of base at Detention Site Green (also known as Cats Eye) and either wrote or authorized the cables.

The publication of the damning cables was given short shrift by the corporate media. The New York Times and the Washington Post each p...

10:43

Erdogan retaliates by banning U.S. electronics "IndyWatch Feed World"

Turkeys currency, the lira, began to recover today from a disastrous week, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, its president, announced a boycott of American electronic products, escalating the row between the two countries. Turkish officials have been trying to reassure markets. To do so, the country would need to end the diplomatic crisis, enact substantial economic reforms and sharply raise interest rates.

10:37

YouTube to add fact check propaganda messages to MMR vaccine videos in latest Orwellian attempt to override reality "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Not content to stop at banning videos, YouTube has decided to add fact checks and quotes to videos on topics that it feels are controversial, and the MMR vaccine is one of them. Read More

10:17

Steve Keen, "Oz economy no more diverse than Uganda's" - Boom Bust interview "IndyWatch Feed World"

Interview begins around 9.40 minutes into the show.Gung-ho interviewer, Bart Chilton, apparently hoping to recommend investing in Australian stocks, found out that Australia's economy is about as diverse as Uganda's and Ethiopia's, that it consists of holes and houses, and that Australian governments have stupidly marketised energy, making costs too high for Australian manufactures. "Energy and telecommunications are both being disastrously mishandled." Banks and mines dominate the Australian stock exchange, which reminds Keen of when they dominated the Japanese stock exchange - just before the 1990 bubble burst, with no important banks situated in Japan anymore. Our stock market is trivial compared to our bond market. Dr Keen also mentions the , which is worth a look.

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10:00

What American inequality looks like from above "IndyWatch Feed World"

Homeless encampments, glassy offices, RVs, and tech buses.

The story of inequality in the United States is written in its streets. In Silicon Valley, it looks like a homeless encampment carved out of a scruffy patch of land thats separated from Facebook and Instagram headquarters by the expressway filled with private tech buses. In Baltimore, it looks like an empty highway that displaced thousands of families and was never even completed. In Detroit, it looks like a cinderblock wall that was built in the 1940s to separate black and white neighborhoods and shape the street grid.

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10:00

How to nail an interview with a chatbot "IndyWatch Feed World"

Your next first interview may be with a chatbot. Heres what you need to know to get to help you get to the second interview.

The chatbots are coming. And you may need to impress them to have a shot at your next job.

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09:25

Leaked document shows collapsed Morandi Bridge needed urgent repairs two years ago "IndyWatch Feed World"

The appeal dated April 26, 2016, made by Senator of Liguria region Maurizio Rossi to the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport warned about a possible collapse of the Morandi Bridge. The document leaked by the unofficial Wikileaks Italy Twitter account says that "the bridge has been the subject of a worrying collapse of the joints" urging to "carry out extraordinary maintenance work without which the risk of closing it is concrete." Sputnik International cannot confirm the authenticity of the document, yet according to the web adress the document was published in the closed archives of senator Rossi's Liguria Civic political movement website. It also states that the Autostrade per Italy who was responsible to the construction of new infrastructure in the Liguria region couldn't agree with the local authorities on the motorway sections leading to a delay in planned road construction. "If a new road strategy with a broader scope of the Ligurian capital is not immediately prepared [...] the possible future total or partial closure of the Morandi Bridge would inevitably lead to the collapse of the entire Genoese road system," the appeal outlined. According to Reuters, Italy, the Autostrade Company is now looking into the causes of the collapse. In the statement to the press, the company noted that the bridge was under constant "observation and supervision" by Genoa Motorway Direction with a bridge crane having been installed for the planned maintenance to be carried out. Giovanni Castellucci, Autostrade's managing director, argued that the bridge built back in the 1960s wasn't dangerous, Huffington Post Italy reported.

09:22

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

Boise, Idaho, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

09:18

'Mutually beneficial cooperation': Putin ready to meet N. Korea's Kim soon "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Kremlin has sent a message to North Korea, saying Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to meet with Kim Jong-un soon and discuss three-way projects with both Koreas. The telegram is quoted by the North's state media. The Kremlin's missive was sent to congratulate Kim on National Liberation Day, a holiday celebrated in both Koreas that marks the end of their occupation by Japan in 1945, which was assisted by Soviet and American troops. According to the North Korean state news agency KCNA, Putin said he was confident that North Korea, South Korea and Russia can work together on joint projects in "mutually beneficial cooperation." He also said he would be willing to meet Kim "soon" to discuss urgent issues, both bilateral and regional. No specific date has been set. Comment: Putin's telegram came in reply to Kim's congratulatory message on the 73th anniversary of the liberation of Korea from Japan. "I confirm that I am ready to meet you in the near future, to discuss the pressing issues regarding bilateral ties and important regional matters," the telegram read. The Russian president congratulated Kim and North Koreans, adding that he appreciated Kim remembering that the Soviet soldiers and the Koreans fought together in the WWII. "I am certain that through a joint effort we, Russia, North Korea and South Korea, can further develop mutually beneficial cooperation, starting from the implementation of trilateral projects," the telegram read.

09:08

Ingredient from Monsantos cancer-causing weed killer found in childrens cereals "IndyWatch Feed World"

Roundups weed-killing poison, glyphosate, has been found in 43 of 45 cereals tested.

Last week Monsanto was ordered to pay $289 million to a man by a jury that ruled its Roundup weedkiller caused his cancer. The landmark verdict was a watershed moment for those who have long maintained the companys products can harm and kill people. But in related and unsettling news, the Environmental Working Group has released independent laboratory test results that found that Roundups weed-killing poison, glyphosate, has been found in 43 of 45 cereals tested, including those we feed our children.

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09:03

Evacuations, rescues as 'historic' floods hit the US Northeast "IndyWatch Feed World"

New Jersey declared a partial state of emergency on Tuesday as forecasts for further heavy rainfall posed new danger in parts of that state, New York and Pennsylvania, where rescuers hauled people from waterways, flooded cars and homes. Following several days of torrential rain throughout the northeastern United States, the National Weather Service issued new warnings for flooding in areas around Binghamton, New York, near the Pennsylvania border, and in New Jersey. Federal forecasters warned that areas in the region could see as much as 4 inches (10 cm) more rain on Tuesday. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said in a statement five of the state's 21 counties were under a state of emergency, where additional rainfall could further complicate flood cleanup." "Parts of our state have received nothing less than historic amounts of rain, and some communities received an entire month's worth in just a few hours," said Murphy. The police department in Brick, a town of 75,000 on the Atlantic coast, said on Facebook that residents were barred from returning to 105 homes without a security escort until township officials finished inspecting them.

09:00

The inside story of how McDonalds innovated the Quarter Pounder "IndyWatch Feed World"

In a change that has been as seismic for McDonalds as the drive-through window in 1975, McDonalds has reintroduced its signature burger with freshnever frozenbeef. And thats just the start.

A cryptic missive went out last spring to all 3.6 million people who follow McDonalds on Twitter. The tweet read, simply: 100% Fresh Beef + John Goodman = ASMR(ish) and included a link to a video. In the split-screen clip, the Big Lebowski and Roseanne star stares into the camera andsomewhat unnervinglywhispers a carnal ode to the fast-food giants Quarter Pounder burger, accompanied by the sounds and visuals of an appetizing-looking patty sizzling on the grill. Hey, you, Goodman murmurs intently. McDonalds new fresh-beef Quarter Pounder is hotter and juicier. Itll leave you speech-less. I can almost feel that juice sizzling. . . . Oh baby, the melted cheese is hugging every corner of that grilled patty. . . . That cheese is so hot, so melty.

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09:00

Nuclear Fusion Updated project reviews "IndyWatch Feed World"

  

I must admit that after discovering just how easy it is to produce a 3D spiral wave able to induce electron decay in Dark Matter, my interest in fusion waned.  As i have posted before, we have all the energy we want for the taking and anywhere inside our galaxy at least.

These research programs remain as excellent work in understanding our physical limits and much is been learned so bravo still.

This item gives us an update and general summary of the ongoing work which has isolated several separate protocols and is attempting to drive them home.  I continue to like LLP simply because containment is not the issue.  The issue is unsurprisingly materials science.  It is also capable of been very compact, but after saying just that i would like to spend the heavy coin to scale it all up ten fold.  I do think that this design will perform much better as scale climbs.

That is exactly why we already have huge gravity ships that you do not know about although just too many folks have seen them pass at night.  Note that all UFO's are gravity ships at least and EM ships second in order to maneuver...

 

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09:00

An architects defense of open-plan offices "IndyWatch Feed World"

A recent study of how employees communicate in open-plan offices seemed to be the final nail in the coffin of this popular workplace design. But the study had an essential flaw, writes architect Ashley L. Dunn.

Recently, a team of Harvard researchers set out to determine whether open-plan offices help employees interact with each other. Open-plan offices have come under intense scrutiny, as studies link the design to poor acoustics and employee performance, but companies continue to build them, because theyre cost-effective, and theyre believed to foster communication and collaboration among employees. The Harvard study wasnt exactly encouraging, at least not at first glance: It concluded that wall-free offices encourage workers to talk less and email more. Collaboration appeared to be reduced in the subjects workplaces.

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09:00

How White Castle slid into vegan territory "IndyWatch Feed World"

The burger chain rolled out its new Impossible Slider in a matter of months, making new audiencesand competitorssalivate.

Privately held White Castle, which operates nearly 380 restaurants in the U.S., launched an experiment this past spring thats in some ways even more radical than fresh beef:

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09:00

Trumps Prime Directive: Save American Culture From Maoist Forces "IndyWatch Feed World"



 

The one big problem faced by POTUS is that he has to fight several large wars. Common sense dictates that he must solve them essentially one at a time and completely at that.   Yet before all that it is also necessary to eliminate the DEEP STATE which is central to all these wars.  The DEEP STATE is waging a Maoist campaign against western culture itself and it has become obvious.

Intel from Q  has informed us regarding ongoing actions against the DEEP STATE. I now think that its demise is eminent.  I also think that the Midterms will be a smashing Trump victory.  Dem efforts have been tepid to date and leadership is AWOL.  This can give him real control of both house and congress and i also note a large number of GOP congressmen and senators are stepping out which can only mean Trump endorsed replacements.

Then expect a wall reform legislation including some form of single payer medicare in particular.  The cultural war will be suddenly reversed through the reform of education including the universities in particular.  Having avowed Maoists brainwashing the non STEM crowd has got to stop..






Trumps Prime Directive: Save the American Culture From the Maoist Forces Which Are Imposing Their Communist Will On America
 

Mao, despicable but effective. According to NYU Professor Rectanwald, Mao is the model that is being used to destroy our country.

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Dove-Shaped Drones Spying On People From Above The Ultimate Goal is 'Total Population Control' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Fascism has been approaching the developed world for a long time. It comes in the form of governments that can read every single email, GPS you at any time, track your every move, every step, know your internet habits better then you do. 

If they decide, they can put a bunch of information together and use it against you, especially if you become an enemy of the state, one who threatens the interests of the global elite.

This is what its like to live in North America, and more people became aware of it with the Edward Snowden leaks. There were many who blew the whistle before him as well, some who did not live long after the fact.

What is happening here is extremely wrong. National security measures continue to heighten as a direct result of terrorism in many forms, from attacks and bombings to mass shootings. All of these continue to increase like never before, especially in the United States.


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09:00

Clinker built Viking ship DRAGON HARALD FAIRHAIR "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dragon Harald Fairhair: The construction of a Viking DragonShip


I was unaware that the Norwegians had actually built one of these and had really got it right as well.  a lot of good questions got answered herel.   This one was crafted inside of two years.  Watch all the videos in this post.

It was also build as large as likely ever built as well.  Now i want to see this scaled back to a more practical size, not least because this size comes in at 70 tons.  60 foot length and a 15 foot beam should get us down to under twenty tons.  Assume ten pairs of oars for a crew of forty or so.

This was surely typical of the usual long ship of the vikings.

Better yet it is light enough that sledging it becomes plausible.  Thinner planks would make a big difference there.

There is an excellent prospect for building a fleet of these smaller craft for sailing in Salish Sea between Vancouver and Vancouver Island's Cowichan Valley which was the likely site of the original Vinland.  It is clearly no trick to...

'Gargoyle' Sighting - South of Boston, MA "IndyWatch Feed World"













This time we got a good look without the face.  That the witness confirmed first impression of a gargoyle is important as he surely got it right.  This means not a bird and not a pterodactyl.  We have now had plenty of likely gargoyles and even some other actual IDs as well.

The Chupacabra is surely a gargoyle and there is plenty of game out there for a blood feed as well.  These creatures generally stay well clear of us and our animals though not always with a chicken coop and other small operations.  Larger operations really have way too much protection.

Again we have the Thunder Bird out there as well as the Chupacabra or Gargoyle and we also have a Pterodactyl also.  All these can sit down on a roof and will.
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'Gargoyle' Sighting - South of Boston, MA

Friday, August 03, 2018

https://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2018/08/gargoyle-sighting-south-of-boston-ma.html

The following account was posted at Reddit today, by the user named Decay_WithMe. I contacted the witness and received a bit more information:


I live 25 minutes south of Boston. About 6 months ago I saw this insane thing. It was about 3 AM, I had been up late as I normally am. I stepped outside to smoke a cigarette. It was dark as Hell except for the stars and moon. As I was smoking I heard this noise of something flying. I look up and see this winged creature land on my neighbor's roof and just sit there like a Gargoyle would. I thought I was seeing sh*t or seeing something wrong but then the creature jumped up and flew away and I could see its whole body. It was the size of a small human but massive wings. It reminded me of a Gargoyle. I don't know what the f**k I saw but it was crazy. Has anyone eve...

08:38

The Apple car will launch between 2023 and 2025 "IndyWatch Feed World"

It will reportedly be Apples next star product.

Thats according to respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a virtually impeccable track record predicting what Apple products will launch when. In a research note to investors and obtained by MacRumors, Kuo wrote:

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08:38

U.S. NATIONAL DEBT NOW EQUIVALENT TO THE AMOUNT OF MONEY MISSING FROM THE TREASURY "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

Isaac Davis Staff Writer
Waking Times
In March of 2018, the U.S. national debt topped $21 trillion dollars, and now the average debt liability for an individual taxpayer is projected to be $161,022 by 2019. This means that every American taxpayer pretty much owes the government a house when you consider that the median house price is around $200,000.
Thats right, even your happy, bubbly one-year-old future taxpayer, who is too new to the planet to have any idea what any of this means, will owe someone else a house by the time shes old enough to get a job.
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08:31

QAnons codes are probably just random typing, says researcher "IndyWatch Feed World"

These are not actual codes, just random typing by someone who might play an instrument and uses a qwerty keyboard.

The anonymous conspiracy theorist known as Q who posts coded messages on boards including 4Chan and 8Chan might just be typing randomly, according to Mark Burnett, a security consultant who has analyzed millions of passwords (via Motherboard). Qs theories, known as QAnon, that the Bushes, Obamas, and Clintons secretly run the government and control the media, are the latest to have gained traction by some on the far right. But Burnett says the supposedly coded messages QAnons followers eat up are likely just gibberish.

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08:31

Necrophilia is harmless: Greens candidate calls for legal sex with corpses in Australia "IndyWatch Feed World"

Tom Raue, who was pre-selected by the Greens for the seat of Summer Hill last week, also wrote an article for a student newspaper in 2012 campaigning to change the law to allow bestiality. But he now claims he also was just joking when he wrote an article

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08:30

Over 300 Catholic Pedos Preyed Upon 1,000+ Children Amid "Systematic" Coverup: Report "IndyWatch Feed World"

bombshell grand jury report from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court concludes that over 300 members of the Catholic clergy molested over 1,000 child victims amid a "systematic" coverup by church leaders spanning over seven decades - in the second major Catholic pedophile scandal this week following a raid conducted in Chile at the Catholic Episcopal Conference
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said at a Tuesday press conference in Harrisburg that while 1,000 victims were identified in the grand jury report, members of the grand jury believe there are more - and that the real number might be "in the thousands" since some records were lost, while victims in other cases were afraid to come forward.  
  
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08:23

The devil is in the detail of government bill to enable access to communications data "IndyWatch Feed World"

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The Australian government has released a draft of its long awaited bill to provide law enforcement and security agencies with new powers to respond to the challenges posed by encryption. Read More

08:17

Opposing Bipartisan Warmongering is Defending Human Rights of the Poor and Working Class "IndyWatch Feed World"

The decision by Democrat party president Harry Truman to bomb the cities of Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on the 9th with the newly developed nuclear weapon signaled to the world that the U.S. was prepared to use military force to back up its new-found position as the leader of the Western colonial-capitalist powers, now referred to as the Western alliance. The main audience for that grotesque display of racist violence in 1945 was the Soviet Union but some 73 years later, militarism and war continue to be the central instruments of U.S. foreign policy.

This is the lesson we must stress continually as the public is being subjected to a constant barrage of incitements to support the use of military force by the U.S state against a growing array of enemies and potential enemies from Russia and China to Iran and the never-ending war on terror. Working-class and poor people must oppose war in part because they are the expendable cannon fodder used to advance ruling-class dominance under the banner of protecting the national interests, which are really only those of the economic elites. Fighting for those interests means killing poor and working-class people in other parts of the world.

In this era of economic warfare between competing capitalist nations and newly forming capitalist blocs, taking an anti-war position is a pro-working class, pro-poor, pro-displaced peasant/farmer, and internationalist position. The economic sanctions (a form of warfare) that the U.S. levies against various nations have nothing to do with concerns for human rights official rationales notwithstanding but everything to do with undermining economic competitors and non-compliant states and movements as in Venezuela. It should be clear that supporting U.S. aggression in the form of economic warfare, subversion, proxy war and direct military intervention is, in fact, supporting the interests of the U.S.-based transnational capitalist class. Yet many leftists have embraced a crude national chauvinism and joined liberals in demonizing various peoples and nations and thus objectively providing support to and political cover for the capitalist/imperialist system that they pretend to oppose.

The structural crisis of international capital is also a crisis of the nation-state, especially in the centers of global capital from London to New York. The imposition of neoliberal economic restructuring in the West generated a crisis of legitimacy for the neoliberal global architecture that was carefully crafted over the last four decades. The post-war compromise between capital and labor that was officially negated with the economic crisis of 1973-75 and the turn to neoliberalism produced the conditions and politics that produced Donald Trump in 2016.

But the crisis of legitimacy also produced something else a more pronounced dependency by the state on the use of force, be i...

08:10

Twitter finally suspends Alex Jonesbut only for one week "IndyWatch Feed World"

Twitter suspended Joness account because of a video in which he said, Now is time to act on the enemy before they do a false flag.

Twitter has finally followed other giants like Facebook and Apple by pulling the conspiracy theorist from its platformbut only for a week. News of the suspension of Alex Joness personal Twitter handle was first shared by one of Joness Infowars colleagues on Twitter and later confirmed by Twitter itself, reports CNN. A Twitter spokesperson said the reason they suspended Joness account now was because of a video he published to Twitter on Tuesday in which Jones said, Now is time to act on the enemy before they do a false flag.

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08:01

Sand Piracy Is A Thing. A Bad Thing. "IndyWatch Feed World"

9780399576423_custom-3813965e7ebb84b1f0032ce9298d929eceebe117-s500-c85.jpgBuilding hotels in Kerala, India from 2010 to 2017 we came to know about sand pirates from a very close up perspective. When their boats were speeding past the houseboats we operated, we detected the carefree sense with which they carried out their mission. Perhaps they did not know the damage they were doing? Not likely. The law was chasing them, and they knew that for sure. Thanks to Genevieve Valentine for this review titled A Day At The Beach Wont Be The Same After The World In A Grain about this book to the left:

The first time you see sand piracy, it might sound surreal a misguided Pixar villain whose lackeys race down the beach with empty buckets and sinister intent, doomed to...

08:00

Birds plan to pay for bike lanes: good for cities or just good PR? "IndyWatch Feed World"

After getting a bad reputation for its aggressive maneuvers, the electric scooter company is trying to win friends in cities by putting up money for better infrastructure.

Five years ago, Portland, Oregon, created a new policy: Protected bike lanes should be the default choice on major streets. But relatively few of the laneswhich use a physical barrier instead of a simple stripe to keep cars away from people on bikeshave been built. Part of the reason is funding, since lanes with concrete barriers on a two-way street could cost the city as much as $2.8 million a mile.

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07:41

"Those Who Dont Take Heed Die of Ingratitude" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Those Who Dont Take Heed Die of Ingratitude"
By Doug Uncola Lynn 

"One evening, while in college, I attended an extracurricular lecture held by my college adviser on nuclear proliferation. It was a concern that was close to his heart and I admired his doing something about it at the time. During his talk, he shared the parable of the frog in boiling water and it was the first time I had heard it told. Essentially, it boiled (pun intended) down to this: If you throw a frog into a pot of boiling water, it will immediately jump out to save its life. However, if you place the frog into a pot of room temperature water and slowly heat it to a boil, the frog will gradually boil to death.

The lesson from the story? For me, it was this: Inattention and complacency kills; gradually by degree at first, and then all once.

I believe this applies to people on a personal basis as well as on a grander scale. Consider how much we have progressed since Y2K.  After 911, I became that f...

07:00

Stanfords Most Successful Remote Viewer Reveals the Locations of 4 Alien Bases On Earth "IndyWatch Feed World"

What is remote viewing? Its an ability that allows the viewer to be able to describe a remote geographical location up to several hundred thousand kilometres away (even more) from their physical location one that they have never been to.

This skill was taught to soldiers in multiple countries around the world, and from what I understand, still is. In the United States, the Remote Viewing program ran for 25 years at Stanford Research Institute before 70 percent of it was declassified, it was run in conjunction with the CIA and other intelligence agencies.

In 1976, a presentation was given at the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) on a paper published by the Institute on behalf of Hal Puthoff and Russell Targ, key players in what became known as the STARGATE project.

The paper was titled A Perceptual Channel For Information Transfer Over Kilometer Distances: Historical Perspectives and Recent Research. After its publication, thats when everything went dark, into the world of Special Access Programs (SAPs), so sensitive that they are exempt from reporting to Congress.


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

Restored Republic via a GCR Update as of Aug 15, 2018

Compiled 15 Aug. 12:05 am EST by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret. CEO, Child Abuse Recovery, Author, Twenty Two Faces, Byingtons Before Its News articles on a Cabal Vatican-sponsored international pedophile Child Trafficking Ring: http://beforeitsnews.com/contributor/pages/243/590/stories.html

Source: Dinar Chronicles

The below is a summary of information from the Internet. It would be up to the individual reader to decide whether or not it is valid. Patience is a Virtue. Having Virtue is a sign of a good moral being. Good moral beings have the power to overcome evil and change the world.

A. Aug. 14 The Big Call, Bruce: Thebigcall.net: 712-770-4016 pin123456#

1.There have been 26 Tier 4 A groups which have been paid since Sat. morning Aug. 11. Those groups were 73% completed as of 10am EST today Aug. 14. When they complete we will get the 800#s.

2. Zim and Dinar rates have been repopulating on the screens in the last few days. Their final value was yet to be seen.

3. There were two mega, mega tranches (58 zeros after the 1) that came in yesterday morning and last night Aug. 13. Those would be disseminated all over the globe for our exchanges.

4. The general public of Tier 5 would go around Aug. 21.

5. The new Rates were very good.

B. Aug. 14 2018 10:51 am EST: Operation Disclosure: GCR/RV Intel Alert for August 14, 2018 Operation Disclosure (Disclaimer: The following is an overview of the current situation based on i......

06:16

Hacker Facing Up To 16 Years While Rapists He Exposed Walk Free "IndyWatch Feed World"

Its a strange world that sees criminals sentenced to less prison time than those who expose their crimes, but its the world we live in. Anonymous vigilante hacktivist Deric Lostutter, who hacked into the Steubenville High School sports fan website to reveal incriminating evidence against two student rapists, now faces 16 years in prison. The []

06:09

What About Australia? "IndyWatch Feed World"

QUESTION: It is clear our government seems to be going crazy. I know you use to live here in Sydney. We met many times when you did conferences here. I also know you once said you would like to retire in Australia. Has that changed?

Paul

ANSWER: Well, my dreams of retirement have not been working out. It seems the world is conspiring against me to go quietly into retirement. Yes, I love Australia. I have traveled all over and even went to Kakadu for two weeks and lived off the land fishing for Barramundi. I still keep a painting I love of the gum trees by a local artist. Here is me in the desert in Palm Valley. That was spectacular with herds of wild horses running free.

As always, there is a difference between the government and the people. There are socialists who support the government and others who are upset about stalking their children, creating their  Black Economy Taskforce to imposing the burden to collect Australian taxes upon companies mailing things to Australia. These are simply not NORMAL in a free society. No country can order others to collect their taxes and if someone is following your children, they are in plain clothes and readers have expressed concerns about how do you distinguish a pervert from a government agent?

No m...

06:07

Why is Asia Rising Against the West "IndyWatch Feed World"

Some people have written in and asked why we have issued a report that shows how and when China will displace the USA and the West as the Financial Capital of the world. Let me explain some interesting facts. If we look at the top ten cities for tourism, you will find that the half is in Asia. The worlds most visited city is actually Hong Kong. The top two are Asia as well.

 

  1. Hong Kong 26.69m visitors a year
  2. Bangkok, Thailand 18.73m
  3. London, UK 18.58m
  4. Singapore 16.87m
  5. Paris, France 15.02m
  6. Macau 14.31m
  7. Dubai, UAE 14.2m
  8. Istanbul, Turkey 12.41m
  9. New York City, US 12.3m
  10. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 12.15m

Even Macau, which is an autonomous territory that sits on the south coast of the Far Easts superpower China, is, according to a new study by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), set to overtake Qatar as the richest place in the world by 2020. Macau was the last European colony in Asia. On April 13th, 1987, Portugal and China announced the Sino-Portuguese Joint Declaration in which it was said that Macau, having been a Portuguese outpost for more than 400 years, would become Chinese on December 20th, 1999. It did, but not entirely. In the case of Macau, it was first leased to Portugal back in 1557 and eventually became a full actual colony in 1887.

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06:01

Bundesbank Demands Explanation for Requests for Cash "IndyWatch Feed World"

The German central bank, the Bundesbank, has significantly expanded its ability to control and access cash transactions in the hunt for taxes. They have required statements and assurances from cash-demanding commercial banks for the purpose of the intended business requiring cash. The Bundesbank has declined to comment on the new policy. The Federal Association of German Banks has also refused to explain. What is clear is that we are witnessing a growing trend to reduce cash and like Australia, just adopt the position that cash is for criminals.

06:00

US Officials Warn Of "Disturbing" Russian Space Weapons At UN Conference "IndyWatch Feed World"

US officials at a UN conference expressed deep suspicion of Russia for its advancement in the creation of space weapons. Assistant Secretary of State Yleem Poblete called Russias developments disturbing.

After Suspending Personal Account Of Alex Jones, Twitter Restricts Infowars As Well "IndyWatch Feed World"

Following the suspension of Infowars founder Alex Jones, Twitter has restricted the Infowars account as well. The account will be restricted from tweeting, but will still be able to browse Twitter and send direct messages to other users, while users will still be able to view the account, reports BuzzFeed News.

Another Big Tech Attack on Free Speech, Stefan Molyneux Handed Two Strikes on YouTube "IndyWatch Feed World"

A right-wing pundits YouTube page is on the verge of a total ban after he racked up two strikes for violating community standards, likely the result of leftist targeting.

New Mexico Judge Cries Islamophobia In Decision To Free Jihadi Compound Suspects "IndyWatch Feed World"

Reactions have ranged from shock to disbelief at a New Mexico judge's decision to free five suspects operating a heavily armed camp where prosecutors allege 11 malnourished children were being trained for jihad while on the FBI's radar... New Mexico judge Sarah Backus on Monday released five alleged Muslim extremists on a $20,000 "signature bond" (meaning they don't have to pay it) - while effectively admonishing the prosecution for Islamophobia.

FBI: Sheriff was bribed to shelter drug dealer for 15 years "IndyWatch Feed World"

Federal authorities say a Mississippi sheriff gave protection for years to a drug dealer who robbed other dealers and kicked back stolen money and drug profits to the lawman. The illegal partnership began about 15 years ago when Tallahatchie County Sheriff William Brewer who resigned Tuesday began helping a then-teenage drug dealer, federal officials allege in a sworn statement .

Tax Havens Shelter Illegal Fishing and Amazon Deforestation, Study Finds "IndyWatch Feed World"

A first-of-its-kind study published Monday shows that tax havens don't just shelter the wealth of celebrities and large corporationsthey also obscure the financial transactions behind environmental destruction. The study, published in Nature Ecology and Evolution by the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University and Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere (GEDB) at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, found that 70 percent of vessels involved in illegal fishing were registered in tax havens and that 68 percent of the foreign capital transferred to sectors involved in the deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon was moved through tax havens.

Weed-killing chemical linked to cancer found in some children's breakfast foods "IndyWatch Feed World"

A new report found glyphosate, a weed-killing chemical that some health authorities link to cancer, in a number of popular breakfast foods and cereals marketed to children. The study by the non-profit Environmental Working Group(EWG) discovered trace amounts of the most widely used herbicide in the country in oats, granolas and snack bars. Thirty-one out of 45 tested products had levels higher than what some scientists consider safe for children.

Lockheed gets a second hypersonic weapons contract, as US tries to keep pace with Russia and China "IndyWatch Feed World"

Lockheed Martin has won a second multimillion-dollar Air Force contract to design a hypersonic weapon prototype, as the U.S. tries to match Russia and China in hypersonic development. The award, which is "not-to-exceed" $480 million, comes four months after the Bethesda, Maryland-based defense giant won its first hypersonic weapons contract. Development will take place in Orlando, Florida, under Lockheed's missiles and fire control unit and is expected to be completed by November 2021.

Report Shows FDA Manipulating and Ignoring Science on Kratom "IndyWatch Feed World"

In a detailed white paper released today, AKA scientists and attorneys claim, The FDA has also misled the DEA, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) with incomplete, inaccurate, extrapolated, and distorted information on adverse events and deaths allegedly associated with the use of kratom to encourage unwarranted legislative and regulatory restrictions on kratom at the federal, state, and local government levels.

TSA Defends Orwellian Secretive Domestic Surveillance Program "IndyWatch Feed World"

The TSA has broken its silence to defend its alarming domestic surveillance program called Quiet Skies which allows the agency to use teams of armed Air Marshals to follow, track and surveil virtually anyone. TSA administrator David Pekoske told CBS news in a recent interview that the program makes an awful lot of sense, to be able to look at some risks that we think exist on certain flights and put air marshals on those flights.

Swann: U.S. Can Legally Propagandize Its Own Citizens "IndyWatch Feed World"

The head of the NSA says that the United States is engaged in a war of "weaponized information" with China and Russia... but what about the fact that it is legal for the U.S. government to propagandize its own people? Lets give it a Reality Check.

Lira Surges After Qatar Pledges To Invest $15 Billion In Turkey "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Turkish Lira, which has been rising all day after an earlier attempt by Ankara to crush shorts by reducing the amount of swap transactions to just 25% of bank capital, down from 50% - a move right out of the PBOC playbook which forces a short squeeze - got another boost moments ago when Anadolu news agency reported that Qatar has pledged $15 billion in direct investment in Turkey.

Sudanese Migrant Named as Perpetrator of London Terror Attack "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Sudanese migrant has been named as the perpetrator of a car ramming terrorist attack in Britains capitol city today. Salih Khater, 29, veered off the road careering into pedestrians and cyclists at Parliament Square, after spending the night cruising around London, according to Daily Mail. [K]hater, who was said to be of Sudanese origin, drove from his rundown flat in Hall Green, Birmingham, to London on Monday evening arriving just after midnight.

The FCC Says Net Neutrality Lawsuits Are Moot Because It Already Repealed Net Neutrality "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Federal Communications Commission is making every effort to shut down lawsuits against its decision to repeal net neutrality, including employing some arcane and somewhat desperate legal strategies. Put as simply as possible, the FCC wants to have a previous court decision on net neutrality rules scrapped from the legal record, which would eliminate a precedent for net neutrality proponents currently challenging the agency. The FCCs reasoning for requesting the scrap, though, is that those net neutrality rules dont exist anymore...because the FCC reversed themwhich is why theyre being challenged in court in the first place.

From laboratory in far west, China's surveillance state spreads quietly "IndyWatch Feed World"

Police stations in almost every province have sought to buy the data-extraction devices for smartphones since the beginning of 2016, coinciding with a sharp rise in spending on internal security and a crackdown on dissent, the data show.

Gowdy vs FBI Peter Strzok in EXPLOSIVE Exchange at Congress Hearing on anti-Trump "IndyWatch Feed World"

Anti Trump Texts FBI Agent Peter Strzok Testifies before House Oversight committees on Russia Probe, and the man who blamed the American people? Trey Gowdy can finally see some of the corruption that he has shown the American people. What Trey Gowdy continues to show the American people, and more than likely the reason he wants to leave Washington, is because when the politicians of deep state commit crimes, they dont have to do the time.

Pennsylvania Report Details Decades of Sexual Abuse by Priests "IndyWatch Feed World"

Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania sexually abused thousands of children over a 70-year period and silenced victims through the weaponization of faith and a systematic cover-up campaign by their bishops, the state attorney general said on Tuesday.

SmartDrive claims in-cab truck surveillance cameras are "saving the planet" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Last week I thought I saw it all, when I learned that Waldo Photos is trying to convince parents that "facial recognition at summer camps is fun." I thought, things could not get any crazier. That was until I heard of a company called SmartDrive Systems (SDS). According to SDS's own video, truck drivers who don't want in-cab surveillance cameras "have something to hide!" SDS is trying to use scare tactics to convince truck drivers that in-cab surveillance cameras are for their safety. SDS cameras do more than just record what is happening in the cab of a truck. According to an article in Talk Business & Politics, SDS cameras record when a truck driver speeds, brakes, takes a U-turn or takes a corner and their seat belt usage.

Children Suffering from Trauma After Cops Raid Wrong Home, Hold 9yo and 6yo Boys at Gunpoint "IndyWatch Feed World"

Two little boys who used to look up to police have been traumatized and their view of police tarnished after a SWAT team burst into their home at night and held the entire family at gunpoint, including the children. The family was innocent and the raid was on the wrong home.

BBC Caught Cherry-Picking Anti-Privacy Computer Scientists for Segment "IndyWatch Feed World"

The BBC was caught red-handed engaging in manipulation after it declined to invite a potential guest for a segment on computer security, turning the expert down because he refused to state why it would be a good idea to put back-doors into cryptographic systems.

First group of Syrian kids arrives in Russia for military education "IndyWatch Feed World"

Eight kids from the Syrian School for Late Heroes Children have arrived to St. Petersburg and are now preparing themselves for studies in various Russian military schools, a popular daily reports. The head of the Syrian Culture Center in St. Petersburg, Waddah al-Jundi, has told Izvestia daily that the eight children are expected to begin their studies in Russian military schools on September 1, as part of the recently signed agreement that allows Syrians to study in Russian military schools for free, given that they prove their knowledge of Russian and pass all necessary medical tests.

Ron Paul feels threatened by same people who took down Alex Jones "IndyWatch Feed World"

At 2:53 minutes Ron Paul mentions how the same elements that took Alex Jones down wants to take them down. He also mentions how he has caught hell from google & Facebook over his content.

From Boston to Ferguson to Charlottesville: The Evolution of a Police State Lockdown "IndyWatch Feed World"

This continual undermining of the rules that protect civil liberties will inevitably have far-reaching consequences on a populace that not only remains ignorant about their rights but is inclined to sacrifice their liberties for phantom promises of safety.  Be warned: these lockdowns are just a precursor to full-blown martial law. The powers-that-be want us acclimated to the sights and sounds of a city-wide lockdown with tanks in the streets, military encampments in cities, Blackhawk helicopters and armed drones patrolling overhead.

Guardian Article Defending Censorship Says Conspiracy Theory Fueled First American Revolution "IndyWatch Feed World"

In defense of recent censorship of Alex Jones, the Guardian penned a lengthy article pushing various ideas on how to fix the spread of conspiracy theories.

Twitter Suspends Alex Jones Over Offending Tweet "IndyWatch Feed World"

The campaign to silence Alex Jones finally crossed over into Twitter - which until now had faced intensifying media scrutiny and criticism for its hands off approach and tolerance of Jones posts on the platform - when on Tuesday, Twitter suspended the conspiracy theorist and blogger for violating the social media companys policies, in a stark reversal for Jack Dorsey who previously bucked the trend by other tech giants to muzzle the InfoWars creator.

MIT Computer Model Predicts Dramatic Drop In Quality Of Life Around 2020 And The "End Of Civilization" Around 2040 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Is humanity approaching a major turning point?  A computer model that was originally developed in 1973 by a group of scientists at MIT is warning that things are about to dramatically change.  If the computer predictions are accurate, our standard of living will start to decline dramatically around the year 2020, and we will witness the end of civilization around the year 2040.  Of course this is not the first time ominous predictions such as this have been made about our future.  For years, experts have been warning that we are heading for severe shortages of water, food and oil as our limited natural resources begin to run out.  For years, experts have been warning that our economic model is not sustainable and that we are heading for a historic collapse.  For years, experts have been warning about the alarming increase in seismic activity all over the planet and about the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.  Society is crumbling all around us, and the elements for a perfect storm are definitely coming together.

Total Recall Becomes Real in Los Angeles as the City Prepares to Install Subway Body Scanners "IndyWatch Feed World"

In the coming months,  the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will deploy portable scanners, which are capable of performing full body screenings of passengers transiting LAs subway system, i.e. as people walk through a station; its getting boring, I know, but this is, again, just like in the movie.

05:45

Mercury fillings, the EU and US FDA: One protects consumers and the other ignores them "IndyWatch Feed World"

For an entire week each year, I focus on the campaign to end dental amalgam. Those silver fillings are really mercury fillings, and their use in America and around the world needs to stop - for health reasons, for environmental reasons, for workplace safety reasons and for social justice reasons. We have a united worldwide team, and we can win the campaign for mercury-free dentistry. I have worked closely with the leader of this campaign - Charlie Brown of Consumers for Dental Choice - and I have full confidence that we are on the path to victory. If you check out my August 12 interview with Charlie, I think you'll agree we have a winning strategy and a winning team in place. I believe so strongly in this campaign and its potential for full victory - the end of amalgam use worldwide - that I have stepped up to the table with a matching funds campaign. This week, through August 19, 2018, I match every dollar donated by you, your friends and everyone else, up to $125,000. Please join me with every dollar you can. I promise you that I will double it! The European Union Bans Amalgam for Children A sustained multiyear campaign led by Consumers for Dental Choice and its European NGO allies, joined by scholars and nonprofit groups across Europe, bore great fruit last year. In a rule spearheaded by two outstanding members of the European Parliament, the honorable Stefan Eck of Germany and the honorable Michele Rivasi of France, the European Union adopted a ban that virtually stops any amalgam use for children under age 15, for pregnant women and for breastfeeding mothers.

05:39

The emerging market currency crisis threatens to undermine whole global financial system "IndyWatch Feed World"

We haven't seen emerging market currencies crash like this in over a decade, and analysts are warning that if this continues we could witness a devastating global debt crisis. Over the past decade, there has been an insatiable appetite for cheap loans in emerging market economies, and a very substantial percentage of those loans were denominated in U.S. dollars. When emerging market currencies crash relative to the U.S. dollar, lending dries up and servicing the existing loans becomes extremely oppressive, and that is precisely what we are witnessing right now. This week, most of the top headlines in the financial media have been about the crisis in Turkey. The Turkish lira fell another 8 percent against the U.S. dollar on Monday, and it is now down about 35 percent over the past week. Overall, the lira has fallen 82 percent against the U.S. dollar in 2018, and this is putting an enormous amount of stress on the Turkish financial system... "It is about credit, since Turkey has been a huge borrower in global capital markets over the past number of years when the world's central banks were encouraging investors to stretch for yield," David Rosenberg, chief economist and strategist at Gluskin Sheff, said in his daily market note. "Over half of the borrowing is denominated in foreign currencies, so when the lira sinks, debt-servicing costs and default risks rise inexorably." Turkey's economy, just like all of the other major economies around the world, is utterly dependent on the flow of credit, and now lending is becoming greatly restricted.

05:36

In One Year, MSNBC Covered Stormy Daniels 455 Times, War In Yemen 0 "IndyWatch Feed World"

As FAIR has noted before (1/8/18, 3/20/18), to MSNBC, the carnage and destruction the US and its Gulf Monarchy allies are leveling against the poorest country in the Arab world is simply a non-issue. On July 2, a year had passed since the cable networks last segment mentioning US participation in the war on Yemen, which has killed []

05:31

Big tech companies are just contract mercenaries for US intelligence agencies "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Big Profits Driving Online Censorship This summer we have witnessed the increasing demand by mainstream media, Democratic Party legislators, and even former disgraced intelligence agency heads, for the silencing of dissenting viewpoints. Although the most recent wholesale ban on Alex Jones and Infowars on just about every social media platform out there is the most glaring and chilling example of outright censorship, the efforts of the Deep State to silence any voices of dissent or for presenting a narrative counter to that being peddled by the almost complete monopoly of social and mainstream media that serves them has been building in intensity for quite some time. The claims that the big tech companies that control all social media platforms through virtual monopoly are not required to meet the constitutional protections of the 1st amendment, because they are not governmental agencies, but private businesses, is patently false.

05:27

300 Priests Accused of Covering Up Thousands of Child Sex Abuse Cases In Pennsylvania "IndyWatch Feed World"

On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court released a grand jury report detailing over 300 clergyman accused of misconduct over 70 years, including abuses against at least 1,000 children. State Attorney General Josh Shapiro said during a press conference that the report shows a systematic cover-up by senior church officials in Pennsylvania and at the Vatican, the Washington Post reported. The abuse []

04:38

DNC breaks silence on Keith Ellison domestic abuse allegations. Here's what it said "IndyWatch Feed World"

The DNC is "reviewing" domestic abuse allegations against Minnesota Rep. and Deputy DNC Chairman Keith Ellison.Ellison is accused of abusing his ex-girlfriend, Sierra Club activist Karen Monahan. The DNC should have suspended Ellison "at a minimum," according to the former DNC communications director.After more than 72 hours of silence, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) weighed in Tuesday evening on domestic allegations against deputy chairman and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison.

04:35

Nigeria tries cash handouts to fight poverty "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Nigerian government has just launched a collateral-free loan scheme which will see two million petty traders receive $28 repayable in six months.

04:33

301 Child Raping Priests Named In Grand Jury Report "IndyWatch Feed World"

A grand jury report into sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses has identified at least 301 priests who regularly raped children.  The 884-page document reveals seven decades of sexual assault of minors and the efforts [...]

The post 301 Child Raping Priests Named In Grand Jury Report appeared first on Your News Wire.

04:32

Police Report Confirms Keith Ellison Abused Second Woman "IndyWatch Feed World"

An explosive police report details new domestic violence allegations made by a second woman against Rep. Keith Ellison. As we reported on Sunday, the son of former lover Karen Monahan accused the DNC co-chair of [...]

The post Police Report Confirms Keith Ellison Abused Second Woman appeared first on Your News Wire.

04:32

CNN: Alex Jones Is A Domestic Terrorist "IndyWatch Feed World"

The folks over at CNN now believe that Infowars host Alex Jones is a domestic terrorist, according to a new article published on their website. According to CNN contributor Rafia Zakaria, the deplatforming of Jones [...]

The post CNN: Alex Jones Is A Domestic Terrorist appeared first on Your News Wire.

04:31

Gallup Poll: Democrats Want Socialism To Replace Capitalism "IndyWatch Feed World"

A new Gallup poll shows that the majority of Democrats now prefer socialism to capitalism, signalling the new extreme direction of the party just months ahead of Novembers midterms. The survey finds that for the [...]

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04:31

Chris Cuomo: Antifa Violence Should Be Celebrated, Not Condemned "IndyWatch Feed World"

Chris Cuomo announced Monday night that CNN will not condemn violence committed by Antifa thugs but will instead celebrate it.  Claiming that physical attacks against bigots is the right thing to do,  Cuomo said Antifas [...]

The post Chris Cuomo: Antifa Violence Should Be Celebrated, Not Condemned appeared first on Your News Wire.

04:31

Fuel, medicine and water reach hospital in midst of Afghan fighting "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Red Cross says it has been providing medical supplies for casualties in intense fighting that broke out four days ago in Ghazni, Central Afghanistan.

Bartolomeo Vanzetti: The Immigrant Writes! "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Jon Curley, New Jersey Institute of Technology. A requiem for Sacco and Vanzetti on the ninety-first anniversary of their execution in Cambridge, MA on Wednesday, August 22nd.

04:30

Hillary Clinton Conspired Twice With Russia To Rig 2016 Election "IndyWatch Feed World"

Its turning out that claims of collusion between Russian and US officials during the 2016 Election are likely true, however, it isnt Donald Trumps team who is guilty.  Evidence has emerged that Hillary Clinton and [...]

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04:30

Huffington Post Reporter Urges Media To Cover-Up Antifa Violence "IndyWatch Feed World"

Christopher Mathias, a self-titled hate and extremism reporter for The Huffington Post, tweeted out a hypocrisy-laced message on August 12.  Vox courageously reported on Monday about violence against police officers and reporters committed by Antifa [...]

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03:58

Woman arrested at 'extremist Muslim' New Mexico compound moved to federal custody, sheriff says "IndyWatch Feed World"

State judge sets $20,000 bail for five defendants arrested at a compound where authorities say children were being trained to conduct school shootings; William La Jeunesse reports on the controversial decision. Jany Leveille, one of the five suspects arrested at the "extremist Muslim" compound in northern New Mexico, has been transferred to the custody of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said Tuesday. The remaining detainees are currently still in custody, the sheriff said.

03:57

(Video) X22 Report -- Episode 1638: Central Bank has Taken it's Foot off the Pedal | Deep State Intelligence Not Going to be Happy "IndyWatch Feed World"



Published on Aug 14, 2018

Venezuela is preparing to use the El Petro for all its oil transactions, this will bypass US sanctions. The credit impulse is still in the negative territory, the central banks have taken their foot off the gas pedal and we are coasting towards the collapse. The world does not have to wait for another reserve currency, all countries need to do is use their own currencies. By doing this the dollar will not be in demand and the currency will begin to collapse which will have extreme repercussion on the US economy.



Published on Aug 14, 2018

Strzok was not fired because of tweets, he was fired for lying to congress. Jim Jordan sums it up when it comes to the FBI. The corporate media has had the unredacted FISA all along. A new NDAA is heading to the President and in it is a special section which will allow security clearance to be removed from intelligence personnel. The MSM is pushing censorship and trying to make their case why you shouldn't pay attention to certain people using social media. Iran say no war no negotiations. Syria begins to rebuild and open borders. Q drops more breadcrumbs, the deep state is in the middle of the storm.

03:44

The Vatican Warns Putin to Stop Fighting the Anunnaki "IndyWatch Feed World"

VATICAN WARNS PUTIN: STOP FIGHTING THE ANUNNAKI

AUGUST 14, 2018

Source: Someones Bones



On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin received an unexpected letter authored by Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin. Signed by Pope Francis and bearing an imprint of the Pontiffs Holy Seal, the correspondence commanded Putin to immediately cease and desist all hostile actions against Anunnaki across the globe, says former KGB agent Strelnikov Isaac Stepanovich.



For nearly two years, Putin has waged a clandestine war on the extraterrestrials, committing billions of rubles toward the development of anti-Anunnaki defense technologies. Russian Special Services have skirmished with Anunnaki invaders in Russia, Syria, Afghanistan, Crimea, the Ukraine, and Yemen; while the Anunnaki soundly won most battles, Russian forces did eke out two victories and on three occasions fought the aliens to a stalemate.

Over 700 brave Russians have fallen to these creatures. We will not stop now just because the Pope says so. These monsters kidnap, kill, and eat us. Putin was outraged because the context of the letter suggested the Anunnaki are our friends. Absurd, Stepanovich said.

The letter described the Anunnaki as a benevolent race of heavenly beings who had come in peace until Putin unilaterally declared war on them. The Anunnaki would have given us great gifts, the letter went on, had you [Putin] not provoked their wrath. The Anunnaki, Pope Francis wrote, were clearly victims of Russian aggression, and placed the onus on Putin to deescalate the crisis by standing down and possibly sacrificing himself to the Anunnaki as a sign of good faith. Either that or stand in Gods judgement.

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03:40

Sorcha Faal: Russian Intel Chief Blasts Trump Loyalists "IndyWatch Feed World"

August 14, 2018

Russian Intel Chief Blasts Trump Loyalists For Revealing Communist Terror Cell That Was Running CIA And FBI

By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

Source: What Does It Mean

An interesting new Security Council (SC) report circulating in the Kremlin today reveals that Members present Sergei Naryshkin, Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), and Valentina Matviyenko, Chairwoman of the Council of Federation (FC), had a frustrating exchange [exact wording ] relating to Trump loyalists Rudy Giuliani and US Congressman Devin Nunes beginning to expose the workings of the secret communist terror cell that had operated at the top levels of the Obama Regimes intelligence agencieswith Congressman Nunes first revealing that that the fabricated Trump-Russia Dossier was created by the Russian propaganda arm of the Democratic Party working within the FBI, and Attorney Giuliani revealing that former CIA Director John Brennan, a known communist, was the mastermind behind the coup plot against President Donald Trumpand that SVR Director Naryshkin asserts breaks an agreement made with Trumps former CIA Director Mike Pompeo to keep this information secret until mass arrests are made, but that Chairwoman Matviyenkomaintains is out of the control of Trump whose nation is nearing civil war. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]



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03:37

Mr. Ed's Intel Update (Real News): "Suicide Flight" -- August 14, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

INTEL Update (Real News) via email - "Suicide Flight" 8/14/18

Date: Tuesday, 14-Aug-2018 16:22:33

Source: Rumor Mill News | By Mr.Ed



The recent 'suicide flight' of the Q400 airplane in northwest America was a covert operation by the good guys to destroy the cabal base at Ketron Island from which a decommissioned sub the USS Richard B. Russell fired a missile at Air Force 1 to kill Trump on his way to his meeting with North Korean President Kim Jong Un.

The suicide Plane Marked Q400 was a drone designed to crash into the secret cabal base after the Trailing F15 jet fired its kill shot into the site. (the flight path was a 'Q' pattern)

The island also had a Cemex plant on it where childrens blood (after sacrifice) could be mixed within the cement.

Spec ops troops concluded that at that time there were no children in the facility which had been under observation since the Trump incident.

There is a hidden bloodline agenda (by ten Mafia Bloodlines and the Jesuits) to depopulate the earth via the Chimera Group (Insectoid ET Race) so they can inhabit earth...and is being carried out by their cabal / illuminati minions who have taken control of governments and nations all over the world.

All the dark satanic work coming from the vatican is based on this ET race.

The $289 million decision against Monsanto Roundup will lead to more people waking up about the cabals plans against earth and its inhabitants.

The California wildfires are designed to sterilize the earth (which harms food production) so the elite can take over that State (as well as other western states) for control of the population. (Governor Jerry Brown is a Jesuit Priest)

The cabal controlled U.S. Military has been usi...

03:35

Mr. Ed's Intel on the Chimera Group "IndyWatch Feed World"

Intel on the Chimera Group by Mr.Ed - 'The Event Chronicle' (repost)

Date: Tuesday, 14-Aug-2018 20:29:17

Source: Rumor Mill News | By Mr.Ed



This work was a compilation of material from Cobra (the foremost authority on the little known Chimera Group) that I put together and posted about 4 years ago.

Very little is know about the Evil ET race so it is important to bring this info forth as part of soft disclosure.

Please do your part to spread the truth on social media and repost this material anywhere you can.

All the best Mr.Ed :) Agent for Truth @ RMN

Link:

Intel on the Chimera Group, from Mr.Ed The Event Chronicle

http://www.theeventchronicle.com/the-event/intel-chimera-group-mr-ed/

03:35

A Writers Last Port of Call: V.S. Naipaul "IndyWatch Feed World"

British author V.S. Naipaul at his home near Salisbury, Wiltshire, October 11, 2001 after it was announced that he has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. REUTERS/Chris Ison/POOL

S. Naipaul, the Nobel winning author who just died, was, like so many people, an enigma, at least in his writing. Lauded for his prose style and exquisite way with words, he was seriously criticized for his demeaning of Islam, women, Africans, and others in post-colonial countries, including the Caribbean from whence he came. Such criticism was amply justified.  He seems also to have been bigoted and irascible personally, while charming when he wished.  A strange character, many of whose political and cultural views I find abhorrent.

Nevertheless, if one only looked for beauty and truth in writers whose politics one agreed with, one would miss out on a lot.  For sometimes, despite themselves, writers pen words that come from a place where art and inspiration and personal anguish subvert their worst inclinations.  As Leonard Cohen has written: Theres a crack in everything, thats how the light gets in.  This is true for Naipaul.

He once said that fiction never lies, and while this may or may not be true, it is true that writers whose politics one may find repulsive can also, despite their conscious intentions, write books that glow with an extraordinary prose luminescence that mesmerizes and reveals deep insights.  This is the case with Naipauls The Enigma of Arrival, a work he calls a novel but that reads like an autobiography.  While his novel, A House for Mr Biswas, is considered his finest work and the book that made him famous, I think The Enigma of Arrival is a masterpiece. Deeply melancholic, it allows Naipauls shadow side to reveal truths that go far beyond the man himself.

The prototype for all journeys is life itself.  This being so, it follows that every destination prefigures death and of necessity poses an enigma.  For although one travels in part to arrive, at the same time ones anticipation of arrival harbors the fear of cessation.  It is because every elsewhere contains the worm of death that some people never embark on the voyage, while others go from place to place in search of paradise.

Naipaul cast anchor at the age of 18, leaving Trinidad for a scholarship at Oxford in Engla...

03:34

The Trump Enigma -- Liberating the Prison Planet "IndyWatch Feed World"

THE TRUMP ENIGMA LIBERATING THE PRISON PLANET (A Mr.Ed Inspired Video) :)

Date: Tuesday, 14-Aug-2018 20:13:43

Source: Rumor Mill News | By Mr.Ed

paradoxman316
Published on Aug 14, 2018

* NOTE by Mr.Ed - I will take credit for this video as I am the other party in this video he mentions. I will also repost an article I put together about 4 years ago on the Chimera Group.

My long time friend Ron Van Dyke was expressing his doubt in Trump being a good guy with us in mind so I was giving him a bit of a hard time over it. I didn't know it would go public...so watch for the Chimera Group repost and do you part for disclosure and send it to your social media so the people can see who is the real enemy of mankind on earth.

The Paradoxman asks:

Is Donald Trump actually draining the swamp as he promised in so many speeches leading up to and following his election? One of my long-time friends emailed me: So if you don't trust Trump ... it means you would rather have Hillary in his place? That was the only 2 to pick from. How about a little support for our president? I watch quite a few videos every day and have Ivona Reader read many articles I get for my review. The Deep State criminal operation that has been building the swamp for decades definitely needs draining. Its waters are murky and polluted. If the thousands of criminal indictments succeed in having primary players in the government corruption scandal brought to trial publicly, then I will know that Trumps rhetoric is backed by tangible evidence, unlike his predecessor. My friend also wrote: It is the Chimera Group ET race that rules this planet ... and have for a very long time. They are the ones who fucked with our creation that our creator created for us. They are the ones who went into the reincarnation process and made it so we can no longer ascend up and out of here. They have turned this school of experience and learning into a prison planet.

https://youtu.be/ZakEGPakENA

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03:24

"What the hell are you doing?": Swedish PM rages at violent multi-city gang rampage "IndyWatch Feed World"

After last night's violent, coordinated rampage by masked gangs of youths across five Swedish cities, Swedish politicians were quick to react with far-right, anti-immigrant party 'Sweden Democrats' seeing a surge in the polls ahead of September 9th's election. "I get pissed off for real," Prime Minister Stefan Lfven hit out in an interview with Swedish radio, adding he wanted to ask the perpetrators "what the hell are you doing?" "Society will come back hard on this," said the Social Democrat leader, who also raised questions about the scope and timing of the attacks, which police suspect were coordinated via social media. "It looks very coordinated, almost like a military operation," Lfven said, adding that the police probe would show if the car fires were down to vandalism, organized crime or something else.

03:24

CNN Reports Details on Sexual Abuse by Over 300 Priests in Pennsylvania's Catholic Church "IndyWatch Feed World"

Report details sexual abuse by more than 300 priests in Pennsylvania's Catholic Church

By Daniel Burke and Susannah Cullinane

Updated 0110 GMT (0910 HKT) August 15, 2018

(CNN) A new grand jury report says that internal documents from six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania show that more than 300 "predator priests" have been credibly accused of sexually abusing more than 1,000 child victims.

"We believe that the real number of children whose records were lost or who were afraid ever to come forward is in the thousands," the grand jury report says.

"Priests were raping little boys and girls, and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing; they hid it all. For decades. Monsignors, auxiliary bishops, bishops, archbishops, cardinals have mostly been protected; many, including some named in this report, have been promoted."

The lengthy report, released Tuesday afternoon, investigates clergy sexual abuse daying back to 1947 in six dioceses: Allentown, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Scranton.

Pennsylvania's two other dioceses, Philadelphia and Altoona-Johnstown, have been the subjects of earlier grand jury reports, which found similarly damaging information about clergy and bishops in those dioceses.


Pennsylvania diocese names 71 clergy accused of sexual misconduct

"There have been other reports about child sex abuse within the Catholic Church. But never on this scale," the grand jurors wrote in Tuesday's report.

"For...

03:23

Bayer Shares Plummet After Monsanto Cancer Trial goes in Favor of Victim "IndyWatch Feed World"

Bayer Shares Plummet After Monsanto Cancer Trial Finds in Favour of the Victim

AUGUST 14, 2018

Source: Starship Earth: The Big Picture

A tidbit of intel around Monsanto/Bayer

Thomas Williams told us that the merger was a money-laundering deal and the funds were confiscated, so the psychopaths are hurting a lot more than most are aware.

Much is unfolding behind the scenes, and that Monsanto law suit sets a juicy precedent. Unfortunately, we cannot put a price on a life. How many of our pets have died of cancer or other diseases because they rolled around in the grass and inhaled these poisons? ~ BP

Bayers stock plunges after Monsantos Roundup cancer trial

03:16

Coded Messages in Suspicious Events Such as the the Horizon Q400 Crash "IndyWatch Feed World"

Coded Messages in Suspicious Events: The Horizon Q400 Crash

AUGUST 14, 2018

Source: Starship Earth: The Big Picture


The theft of the Horizon Q400 plane at Sea-Tac International airport by an airline mechanic named Rich was very odd by anyones standards, and there are many theories about why the Alaska Air mechanic, who seemed to be a nice guy, would steal a plane, perform some impressive aerial stunts and then crash it into an island.

Various people made note of the Q400, the pilots statement about video games, his possible exposure to flight simulators, and the possibility that mind control was involved. It just didnt add up. What was the motive?

I think all the press and loud calls for more airport security are just extraneous fallout from this event designed for another purpose.

Most of us reading this would now agree there are no accidents. With a Q400, and the following image I kept seeing everywhere



and the fact a reader linked to a video recently depicting the hooked X is it possible it was yet another message to the White Hats?

Im only showing this particular video as an illustration of the hooked X in the runes of the secret society known as the Knights Templar, for example. You dont even need to watch it. Its not the video the reader shared with me but got me thinking.

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03:15

Pennsylvania Report Details Decades of Sexual Abuse by Priests "IndyWatch Feed World"

Via: Reuters: Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania sexually abused thousands of children over a 70-year period and silenced victims through the weaponization of faith and a systematic cover-up campaign by their bishops, the state attorney general said on Tuesday. An 884-page report made public by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro after a two-year investigation contained []

03:00

This Judge Set Free A Violent Pedophile And A Rapist Who Then Proceeded to Murder the Victim's Parents "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Virginia judge has let a pedophile walk free after he was found guilty of violently tying-up a child with a belt and raping her.

Chesterfield Circuit Judge T.J. Hauler let convicted pedophile Logan Michael Osborn walk away from court a free man after issuing him with a suspended prison sentence for the violent sexual assault.

19-year-old Osborn pleaded guilty in September to the charge of having carnal knowledge of the young girl and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with eight years suspended.

However, on Wednesday, Judge Hauler decided to stay the execution of the prison term, Fox News reports, making the dangerous predator a free man.


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02:42

Q Anon Confirms Alliance Plane Operation "IndyWatch Feed World"

Source: Dinar Chronicles

Q post number 1869 tells the whole story of the Alliance plane crash operation...

https://qanon.app/

'Calculate probability.
What is the mathematical probability that a rogue missile
launched at/near the runaway plane?
Was he a trained pilot?
How fast did intercept occur?
Think missile intercept.
Think aircraft.
Outside of standard deviation?...
How many billionaires own islands?...
CLANDESTINE.'
Q


It seems that the launch site of the rogue missile that fired at President Trump's plane in an assassination attempt was the target of the 'runaway plane' operation. The plane 'hijacking' was used as a distraction while fighter jets destroyed the secret submarine base that was used by the cabal to launch the missile. Maybe those jets even INTERCEPTED another missile about to be fired?

An Anon who lives close to the nearby military base said that he has never seen fighter jets take off and land at the base. Seeing those fighter jets placed him on high alert for unusual events in the area.

Do President Trump and the Alliance have the plan under FULL control? They do indeed.

Check out this excerpt from Q post number 1870. It provides reassuring proof that THOUSANDS of people are waking up to the Truth every day...

'...This is MUCH BIGGER than even AUTISTS can imagine (MUCH BIGGER!)
REPEATS necessary.
5000+ new/day.
WELCOME TO THE AWAKENING.
FREE INFORMATION.
POWER BACK TO THE PEOPLE.
WITH KNOWLEDGE COMES POWER.'
Q


The flood of Truth that was always promised by the Alliance is pouring over humanity. D5 avalanches everywhere! No wonder the cabal are desperate. The latest False Flag incidents are an indication of just how close the GCR is to manifesting...

Where We...

02:36

Tuesdays Primaries: Murphy Sails Through in Connecticut, Sanders Wins in Vermont "IndyWatch Feed World"

WASHINGTON The Latest on primaries in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin (all times local):

11:20 p.m.

Former state Rep. Joe Radinovich has won a crowded Democratic primary to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan in a northeastern Minnesota swing district.

Radinovich defeated Rep. Jason Metsa, longtime former news anchor Michelle Lee and others on Tuesday. Radinovich served one term in the state House and managed Nolans 2016 re-election campaign.

It sets up another hard-fought general election in what has become one of the most expensive and competitive congressional districts in the country. Radinovich will face Pete Stauber, a St. Louis County commissioner and retired Duluth police officer.

Nolan announced his retirement earlier this year after narrowly winning three terms. The 8th District was a Democratic stronghold for decades before becoming more competitive in recent cycles. President Donald Trump carried the district by 15 percentage points.

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11:10 p.m.

Democratic Rep. Tim Walz has won a three-way primary for Minnesota governor.

Walz leveraged his rural Minnesota connections and a geographically balanced ticket to defeat state Rep. Erin Murphy and Attorney General Lori Swanson in Tuesdays primary. Walz is leaving Congress after six terms representing southwestern Minnesota.

Walzs outstate appeal and pedigree as a former teacher and a National Guard veteran had long made him a favorite among Democrats trying to hang on to the office as two-term Gov. Mark Dayton retires.

But he lost the partys endorsement in June to Murphy and shook up his campaign soon afterward.

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11:05 p.m.

County Commissioner Jeff Johnson has beaten former Gov. Tim Pawlenty in Minnesotas Republican primary for governor, derailing Pawlentys bid to reclaim his old job.

Johnson won Tuesday despite Pawlentys enormous fundraising and name recognition advantages. He also won despite his own history as the partys losing candidate for governor four years ago.

Johnson positioned himself as a more conservative candidate than Pawlenty. He branded the former two-term governor as part of the status quo and bashed him for calling Trump unhinged and unfit for the presidency in the weeks leading up to the 2016 election.

Pawlenty was hoping to resurrect his political career after flaming out as a presidential candidate in 2011. He spent the intervening years as a Washington lobbyist.

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10:55 p.m.

Madison businessman and political newcomer Bob Stefanowski has won the Republican primary for Conn...

02:20

"On Your Own Terms..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"If the sun is shining, stand in it- yes, yes, yes. Happy times are great, but happy times pass- they have to- because time passes. The pursuit of happiness is more elusive; it is life-long, and it is not goal-centered. What you are pursuing is meaning- a meaningful life... There are times when it will go so wrong that you will be barely alive, and times when you realize that being barely alive, on your own terms, is better than living a bloated half-life on someone else's terms."
- Jeanette Winterson

02:18

First Post, August 14, 2008 "IndyWatch Feed World"

During winters in Washington state its common for rain to fall daily for months on end. Frequently animals like raccoons, mice or squirrels will burrow into the walls and roofs of homes, trying to find a warm and dry place to nest.And so it was, one afternoon, that our house cat suddenly and frantically charged across the living room into the corner, howling ferociously at something we couldnt yet see. After clawing the object several times, the force of her strike threw it into the middle of the room- a small, gray mouse, now bleeding from its head, and trembling wildly in shock and pain. The cat, now sure of her catch, slowly strolled over and sat in front of the mouse, eyeing it menacingly, eager, as cats are fond of doing, to continue slowly torturing her victim. The mouse, realizing there was no possible escape, sat there, staring directly into the cats eyes towering so high above him. Before we could move to save him, he suddenly pulled himself upright, stood on his back legs, and, shouting his death cry of SCREEEE!!!, jumped as high as he could straight towards the cats face. The cat, of course, caught him in midair, and dispatched him with a crunch of her powerful jaws. Ive often thought of the courage of that mouse, who decided, when the outcome was inescapable, to leave life under his own terms, without surrender, beaten down but unconquered, in the final and bravest deed of his life.

Above is the very first post, from August 14, 2008. LOL 10 years, incredibly... As of this writing we've had 48,245 posts, 2,341,164 unique visitors from all over the world, with 7,152,957 page views. Steve Jobs said, "We're here to make a dent in the universe, if not, why even be here?" This blog's been my small attempt at making that dent, for better or worse. You are the reason "Running" exists, and I t...

02:16

(Video) Q Anon -- You are Witnessing the Largest Mass Treason Event in History "IndyWatch Feed World"

~~~ Where We Go 1 We Go All ~~~



Published on Aug 7, 2018

The people of the world are sick and tired of being set against each other by powerful criminals who want us divided so they can continue to rape, steal and exploit us.

Currently the gravest threat to the world is the corrupt mainstream media who has been taken over by a powerful cabal. They have been lying to us for decades, twisted our minds and led us down a path of darkness. The evidence is all around you.

The only way we can defeat this evil is by removing their power and turning them off. They are named the "Mockingbird Media" after a criminal operation of the same name to infiltrate journalism and take control of the narratives.

The only way out of this prison is to read the crumbs dropped via the NSA Intelligence Program otherwise known as Q.

02:09

01:48

Steve Beckow -- Make our No! be Heard (Part 1/2) "IndyWatch Feed World"

Make Our No! Be Heard Part 1/2

August 14, 2018

Source: Golden Age of Gaia | By Steve Beckow




What? No forensic examination? No retention of the evidence?

Golden Age of Gaia, Aug. 14, 2018

http://goldenageofgaia.com/2018/08/14/make-our-no-be-heard-part-1-2/

I need to vent today and tomorrow.

My excuse and justification is Archangel Michael saying there is a place for righteous anger:

"[Given] the attempts to destroy truth and the true nature of what is transpiring within the human collective and throughout the universe, there is a place for righteous anger, my friend." (1)

I need to vent on what I consider to be two disgraces: the 9/11 coverup and pedophilia or child trafficking/child sex/child torture/child murder.

Anyone who can't hear my vent, or rant, please stop reading here and come back in two days. I'm about to blow. I can't keep silent about these matters any longer.

Vent #1. 9/11

Will this be the year that the full truth of 9/11 is told?

How many of the 45,468 sealed indictments (2) relate to the events of Sept. 11, 2001?

That was the very day that NESARA was to be declared. Gold sat in trucks, if I re...

01:39

Cambodia: Free jailed land rights activist. Second anniversary of Tep Vanny's imprisonment "IndyWatch Feed World"

13 Aug 2018 | Human Rights WatchHuman Rights Watch call for Cambodian government to unconditionally release prominent land rights activist Tep Vanny who was arrested on August 15, 2016. Other affected land communities have also been heavily harassed through arbitrary arrests, detention, and criminal prosecution.

01:39

Indigenous people fighting for land rights "IndyWatch Feed World"

09 Aug 2018 | PlaceThe right of indigenous people to land and territories is protected by international legal conventions. But campaigners say native groups are struggling with encroachment by governments and logging, mining and agribusiness companies.

00:55

Poll: Democrats Favor Socialism Over Capitalism "IndyWatch Feed World"

Democrats in 2018 feel more positive toward socialism than capitalism, according to a Gallup Poll released Monday.

Fifty-seven percent of respondents indicated they had a positive view of socialism, a percentage that has not changed drastically since 2010. The major change, Gallup reports, has been a less upbeat attitude toward capitalism, dropping to 47% positive this yearlower than in any of the three previous measures.

The survey is the fourth time Gallup has measured views of socialism among Democrats in this poll. It specifies that the questions wording does not define socialism or capitalism but simply asks respondents whether their opinion of each is positive or negative.

The sharpest contrasts in views of socialism, the survey revealed, were between older and younger Americans, on both sides of the political aisle:

Americans aged 18 to 29 are as positive about socialism (51%) as they are about capitalism (45%). This represents a 12-point decline in young adults positive views of capitalism in just the past two years and a marked shift since 2010, when 68% viewed it positively. Meanwhile, young peoples views of socialism have fluctuated somewhat from year to year, but the 51% with a positive view today is the same as in 2010.

These poll results have been building slowly since the 2016 election, Gallup infers, starting with Bernie Sanders competitive challenge to Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary.

The month after Clinton lost the presidential election to Donald Trump, membership in the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) surged; six times as many people joined in November 2016 as in the previous month.

In November 2017, DSA-backed candidates won 15 races on election night, in states from Virginia to Montana, as reported by Slate. Most were local wins, except for that of Lee Carter, a 30-year-old Marine veteran who beat his Republican opponent for a Virginia House of Delegates seat by nine points. In Pennsylvania in May, four DSA-backed candidates won their primaries.

Then, on June 26, first-time, DSA-backed candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Corte...

00:45

"Your Whole Life Is Borrowed Time" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Your Whole Life Is Borrowed Time"
by David Cain

"I cant remember if this is a real movie plot, or if I just want it to be. A man with a boring job is on his way to work when his attention is caught by some unexpected detail in his otherwise familiar routine - a peculiar insect, a pattern in the concrete, a cryptic slogan on a t-shirt. This detail seems extremely significant to him, but he doesnt know why.

The strange sight wakes him up from the autopilot-mode by which he has been living his life. He is suddenly aware, for the first time, how complex and interesting his local high street is, and he stops to take it in. Around him pass hundreds of distinctly different people, each a unique individual, driven by some unseen personal motivation. Shops are filled with thousands of trinkets, tools, snacks, and books. Delivery trucks roll past, music plays from somewhere, buildings rise above him. The scene is miraculous to him.


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00:40

Nine hurt as gas explosion levels Denver building - Thomson Reuters Foundation "IndyWatch Feed World"

Nine hurt as gas explosion levels Denver buildingThomson Reuters Foundation(Adds comment from hospital spokesman on injured, byline). By Keith Coffman. DENVER, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Nine people were injured, one critically, on Tuesday when a natural gas explosion leveled a Denver apartment building, a fire department ...and more 

00:34

Crazy Rich Asians Is a Success Story That Audiences, and Hollywood, Shouldnt Miss "IndyWatch Feed World"

So much of Hollywoods meager push for diversity has resulted in people of color making bad movies to match those made by white men for decades. The reason is its hard to make good movies, no matter your color. Its a numbers game. Make enough movies and some are bound to be good. The problem is only white men have been given the chance to make enough movies for that ratio to tilt in their favor.

Fortunately, Jon Chu, director of tent-pole movies like G.I. Joe: Retaliation and a pair of Justin Bieber documentaries, was given the chance to adapt Crazy Rich Asians. Even more fortunate was casting the effervescent Constance Wu as his lead. Wu plays Rachel Chu, an NYU economics professor who travels with her boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his hometown of Singapore for his best friends wedding.

The action begins when Young and Chu are photographed by a Malaysian influencer and, in a sprightly montage, the moment goes viral on social media, causing every nubile in the South Pacific to ask, Who is Rachel Chu? For the audience, the more pressing question would be: Who is Nick Young? Hes heir to a global hotel empire, thats who, making him the regions most eligible bachelor.

Nick had until then kept his secret from Rachel because he wanted her to like him for who he was and not for his money. The other key detail from his background that hes been shielding her from is his mother, Eleanor (Michelle Yeoh), who oversees the family business and wants her number-one son to return to Singapore and marry a proper Chinese woman, not one raised in the U.S.

Americans are given to pursuing their passions instead of putting family first, Eleanor admonishes her Nick when it becomes clear he plans to marry Rachel. Its a familiar conflict in movies with ethnic characters, but director Chu and his writing team of Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim imbue it with an emotional veracity that elevates it from hackneyed to heartfelt.

A rowdy bachelor party for the boys, and a corresponding soire for the girls, are shown in scenes that seem de rigueur in a rom-com. But the tonally miscued bloody revenge attack on Rachel that follows isnt. Its a turning point that starts her thinking maybe her million-dollar bachelor isnt worth all the trouble.

The good news is her old New York girlfriend, Goh Peik Lin (...

00:33

"No Greater Burden..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"No greater burden can be borne by an individual 
than to know no one cares or understands.
- Arthur H. Stainback

00:31

"The World Is Too Much With Us..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers:
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!"
- William Wordsworth, 1770- 1850

00:30

Do You Need Proof Of Weather Geoengineering? "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Whats with the weather where you are?  Everyone talks about the weather, but no one can control the weather!  Not so fast.there are numerous weather control or weather engineering patents.  Here is a wallpaper scroll listing most of them.

Recently, I heard a talking head on the local news radio station proclaim that humans have only 30 years left to be able to live on Planet Earth, as conditions for life are getting to be unsustainable.  The person making that remark was from a university.  Can we believe it or was that, like most science today, consensus science?

In the Saturday, August 11th, issue of Dane Wigingtons weekly report, he wrote this introduction:

Our world is changing to a degree and at a rate that few yet understand. Wheels have been set in motion that can no longer be stopped. How will the masses react to what is unfolding? How long do we have until major links in the chain of our current reality begin to break?

As a concerned individual in many fields (research, journalism, health, the environment and human rights), Id like to add my two cents worth to Danes in the hope it can bring some sensibility to those who still question weather geoengineering.

Recently, I had the opportunity to interact with a young man in his early twenties and we talked about those contrails in the sky.  I took the opportunity to explain to him the difference between real contrails and weather engineering spraying some call chemtrails.

When I pointed out real contrails evaporate shortly behind jet engines, whereas those weather geoengineering lines can be seen as being sprayed and then periodically turned off for a period of time and restarted, as depicted in the two videos below.

When I explained to that young man if those trails truly were vapor co...

00:28

British Media is drowning in a sea of its own mendacity "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Israel has taken out a contract on Jeremy Corbyn" writer Gideon Levy wrote in Ha'aretz. As the contract crescendos, what does it tell us about Corbyn, the media, and Israel? "The Jewish establishment in Britain and Israeli propaganda have taken out a contract on him (Corbyn), to foil his election..." Levy wrote in an opinion piece last week. This remarkable piece by Israel's finest journalist Gideon Levy, published in Israel's finest newspaper Ha'aretz, is remarkable not just in that it is a fine piece of writing on a par with what he writes every other day.

00:24

Pennsylvania Priests Molested More Than 1,000 Kids Since 1950s, Grand Jury Finds "IndyWatch Feed World"

HARRISBURG, Pa. Hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children and possibly many more since the 1950s, and senior church officials, including a man who is now the archbishop of Washington, D.C., systematically covered up the abuse, according to a grand jury report released Tuesday.

The real number of abused children might be in the thousands since some secret church records were lost, and victims were afraid to come forward, the grand jury said.

Church officials routinely and purposefully described the abuse as horseplay and wrestling and inappropriate conduct. It was none of those things. It was child sexual abuse, including rape, Attorney General Josh Shapiro said at a news conference in Harrisburg.

The report put the number of abusive clergy at more than 300. In nearly all of the cases, the statute of limitations has run out, meaning that criminal charges cannot be filed. Many of the priests are dead or retired, while others have been dismissed from the priesthood or put on leave.

We are sick over all the crimes that will go unpunished and uncompensated, the grand jury said.

Authorities evaluated each suspect and were able to charge just two, including a priest who has since pleaded guilty. Shapiro said the investigation is ongoing.

The grand jury accused Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who leads the Washington archdiocese, of helping to protect abusive priests when he was Pittsburghs bishop. Wuerl, who led the Pittsburgh diocese from 1988 to 2006, disputed the allegations.

While I understand this report may be critical of some of my actions, I believe the report confirms that I acted with diligence, with concern for the victims and to prevent future acts of abuse, he said in a statement. I sincerely hope that a just assessment of my actions, past and present, and my continuing commitment to the protection of children will dispel any notions otherwise made by this report.

The grand jury scrutinized abuse allegations in dioceses that minister to more than half the states 3.2 million Catholics. Its report echoed the findings of many earlier church investigations around the country in its description of widespread sexual abuse by clergy and church officials concealment of it.

Most of the victims were boys, but girls were abused, too, the report said.

The abuse ranged from groping and masturbation to anal, oral and vaginal rape. One boy was forced to say confession to the priest who sexually abused him. A 9-year-old boy was forced to perform oral sex and then had his mouth washed out with holy water. Another boy was made to pose naked as if being crucified and then was photographed by a group of priests who Shapiro said produced and shared child pornography on chur...

00:20

Wheat Contains Not One But 23K Potentially Harmful Proteins "IndyWatch Feed World"

August 15th, 2018 By Sayer Ji Contributing writer for Wake Up World Despite popular misconceptions gluten is only the tip of a very large iceberg. There are actually 23,788 distinct proteins that have been identified in wheat, any one of which could incite a negative immune reaction in the body. Most folks dont realize that when we are talking []

00:17

NY Times Attempting To Meddle In Brazilian Election By Publishing Essay By Corrupt Motherfucker "IndyWatch Feed World"

Today the New York Times published an opinion piece by disgraced and imprisoned former Brazilian president Luiz Incio Lula da Silva with the apparent intent to influence the outcome of the upcoming Brazilian election (archived). This comes after the New York Times has spent nearly two years attempting to delegitimize US President Donald Trump election with a social engineering campaign alleging Russian influence in the form of foreign Facebook memes affected the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election.1

In the piece Lula attempts to frame his and his party's decade and a half long kleptocratic reign as a "labor movement" and the criminal investigations that leaded him in jail and his successor impeached as a "right-wing coup".

Lula is attempting to run in the Brazilian presidential election from prison against a "Great Again" candidate despite his conviction as a corrupt motherfucker. Brazilian prosperity peaked in the 19th century under Emperor Pedro II, and lags behind the successes of its imperial age as it as been afflicted by socialists and kleptocrats of all flavors. For maximum meddling value the New York Times published the corrupt motherfucker's piece in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.


  1. Editor's note: Qntra is not particularly concerned with the pretense of legitimacy fiat sovereigns try to drape themselves with by using "democratic" electoral processes.  

00:15

Authoritarian Revocations: Australia, Terrorism and Citizenship "IndyWatch Feed World"

Contrary to any popular perceptions of Australias legal system, a dislike of rights reigns with pious conviction on both sides of the political aisle.  Rights are the stuff of nonsense and nuisance, revocable for those deemed undesirable. The Australian constitution, a heavily dull document, remains silent on many important liberties; the common law is relied upon to fill in gaps (think of that conjuration known as the implied constitutional right to freedom of communication on political subjects). Parliament, mystically wise, is meant to be the grand guardian.

In terms of citizenship, Australias parliament has been rather cavalier on the idea of citizenship, exploiting the absence of any specific reference to the term in the arid document that grants it legislative powers.  In 2015, national security considerations became the basis for legislation stripping individuals of citizenship in certain instances where terrorism was an issue.  While citizenship can be lost in certain instances common to other countries, the arbitrary revocation of citizenship via executive fiat is possible under the Citizenship Act 2007 (Cth).

The relevant minister, goes the wording of s. 35A, may determine in writing that a person ceases to be an Australian citizen in various instances involving convictions for certain offences, including terrorism.  But convictions might not be necessary; the minister might deem it against the public interest for the person to remain an Australian citizen. This is all made ever vaguer on the issue of what constitutes recruitment and the status of foreign fighters.  We remain at the mercy of security considerations.

Parliament did stop short of rendering citizens stateless, making the provisions apply to dual nationals.  But it yielded two outcomes: that the relevant minister would be effectively governed by the consideration that the Australian citizen might have citizenship of another country, however tenuous that link would be, and that any powers to deprive that person of Australian citizenship could be exercised to limited review.

This curiously venal formulation was always problematic; for one, such laws are not, specifically, with respect to aliens or with respect to immigration, terminology that is to be found in the constitution.

Khaled Sharrouf became the debutant to lose his Australian citizenship under the amendments, his reputation marked by a spectacularly gruesome display of images sporting his son holding a severed head....

00:08

Dispatches From Gaza: A Wave of Sadness "IndyWatch Feed World"

Editors note: This excerpt is one of a series by the authorto read more of this story, click on the link following the passages posted below. View a full assortment of Tolans dispatches here.

The indelible images of suffering and stories of loss are everywhere in #Gaza. The family of 19 in three small rooms whose only drinking water comes from plastic jugs filled at the mosque. The woman who lost 38 members of her family during Israeli strikes in 2014. The man who lived with 49 others in a relatives house after his neighborhood of Shujaiya was flattened. But there is something else that abides in the day-to-day life in Gaza that for me resonates just as deeply: a kind of stubborn resilience in the face of catastrophe.

The other night I was walking along a spit of sand and rock that forms part of the Gaza harbor with Raed, my colleague and translator. The place was rippling with everyday life: fishermen pulling up their nets, laughing and giving each other grief; kids posing for selfies; families gathered under beach umbrellas at small plastic tables, sharing a modest picnic.

A young couple with their three kids invited us to join them. The children nibbled from bags of chips, eyeing me shyly. Rana Dilly poured mango soda into small plastic cups while her husband, Ahmad, pushed an unopened package of chocolate wafers toward me. I politely declined, which of course was a mistake. He laughed and pushed the package closer, telling me, You are with Palestinians! In other words, your resistance to our hospitality is futile!

Ahmad told me that despite the hardships and frequent dangers, he tries to come to this little finger of land nearly every day, just to clear his head and have some kind of normal feeling. He brings the family once or twice a week. I want to share life, he told me. To share some things with my family and my kids. To show them something is possible.

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00:00

Radioactive Sheep, an Anomalous Flash, and a Nuclear Mystery "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Brett Tingley

With as many nuclear weapons as there are out there in the world, its amazing there havent been more mishaps, accidents, or rogue detonations. While there have been a few close calls like the 1961 Goldsboro B-52 crash in my home state of North Carolina, so far weve been lucky not to have any major incidents. That we know of, that is.

Although its kind of hard to hide a mushroom cloud. Unless its underground or underwater

While a nuclear weapon detonation would be pretty difficult to conceal, unexplained clouds of radiation circling the globe over the last year or two might suggest that someone is testing weapons on the sly. While in this most recent case theres little to go on other than anomalous radiation detection, a still unexplained incident from 1979 came complete with an unidentified double flash of bright light. The American-operated Vela Hotel satellite detected two anomalous bright flashes of light near the Prince Edward Islands off the coast of Antarctica. It was determined at the time that the flashes likely came from a secret nuclear detonation yet the perpetrator remained unknown.

Now, new research conducted by scientists at the Otago University at Wellington add to the suspicion that the Vela incident was indeed a nuclear detonation. The researchers examined previously unpublished studies of sheep thyroid glands conducted by U.S. military researchers in Australia following the incident and discovered abnormally high levels of iodine-131, a byproduct of nuclear weapons. According to their publication, these findings support the theory t...

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23:59

Rashida Tlaib on Democratic Socialism and Why She Supports the Palestinian Right of Return "IndyWatch Feed World"

On August 7, Rashida Tlaib won the Democratic primary for Michigan's 13th Congressional District, replacing longtime African-American Rep. John Conyers. Tlaib's victory has been showered with mainstream press around the fact that she's the daughter of Palestinian immigrants and would become the first Muslim elected to Congress (Tlaib is running unopposed, and will most likely win in November.) To progressive Detroiters though, her religion isn't the reason for celebration. Rather, it's [...]

23:45

Classified Human Subjects Research Continues at DOE "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Steven Aftergood

dozen classified programs that involved research on human subjects were underway last year at the Department of Energy.

Human subjects research refers broadly to the collection of scientific data from human subjects. This could involve physical procedures that are performed on the subjects, or simply interviews and other forms of interaction with them.

Little information is publicly available about the latest DOE programs, most of which have opaque, non-descriptive names such as TristanIdaho Bailiff and Moose Drool. But a list of the classified programs was released this week under the Freedom of Information Act.

Human subjects research erupted into national controversy 25 years ago with reporting by Eileen Welsome of the Albuquerque Tribune on human radiation experiments that had been conducted by the Atomic Energy Commission, many of which were performed without the consent of the subjects. A presidential advisory committee was convened to document the record and to recommend appropriate policy responses.

In 2016, the Department of Energy issued updated guidelines on human subjects research, which included a requirement to produce a listing of all classified projects involving human subjects. It is that listing that has now been released.

Research using human subjects provides important medical and scientific benefits to individuals and to society. The need for this research does not, howeve...

23:45

George Orwell Warned Us of the Most Dangerous Type of Censorship "IndyWatch Feed World"

The enemy is the gramophone mind, whether or not one agrees with the record that is being played at the moment. ~George Orwell

The big tech companies are now openly censoring popular viewpoints and deleting select social media pages who supposedly violate community guidelines.

There is, of course, never a detailed explanation of why companies like You Tube and Facebook delete user generated pages (our You Tube page was deleted in 2017 for no apparent reason and our Facebook page has been throttled down to almost no reach), and there is never a reasonable way to appeal for the reinstitution of these pages.

The end result of this type of censorship, however, quite likely will not bring about the feared Soviet style clampdown on ideas that challenge the establishment. Its more reasonable to expect that these companies have fallen pray to monopolistic hubris and will soon see massive declines in viewership, collapsing stock prices and the revolt of angry shareholders. In other words, these companies are shooting themselves in the feet.

That said, the current social/political/media climate in America today is likely to bring about the rise of a far more insidious and dangerous type of censorship: self-censorship.

The Cambridge dictionary defines self-censorship as:

control of what you say or do in order to avoid annoying or offending others, but without being told officially that such control is necessary:

Wikipedia defines it as:

Self-censorship is the act of censoring or classifying ones own discourse. This is done out of fear of, or deference to, the sensibi...

23:44

Twitter storm erupts as Netanyahu & Corbyn face off over 'anti-Semitism' charges "IndyWatch Feed World"

Twitter has turned into a battleground after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waded into the UK Labour Party's anti-Semitism row, trading barbs with Jeremy Corbyn over Palestinian terrorists and Israeli killings in Gaza. Corbyn has had to fend off fresh accusations of anti-Semitism after the right-wing Daily Mail reported Friday that, during a visit to Tunisia in 2014, the Labour leader laid a wreath on the graves of a Palestinian group that killed 11 Israeli athletes and a German policeman at the 1972 Munich Olympics. The report said that the cemetery contained both a memorial to the 47 people killed by an Israeli airstrike on a Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) building in 1985, as well as the graves of members of Black September - a militant group that splintered from the PLO before carrying out the Munich attack. The Daily Mail published pictures purporting to show Corbyn holding a wreath of flowers close to the graves of Black September members.

23:43

Abducted boy died in Islamic exorcism ceremony in New Mexico desert, prosecutor claims "IndyWatch Feed World"

Andrew Hay / Reuters Personal items from the New Mexico compound where 11 malnourished children were found earlier this month A missing three-year-old boy, whose remains were discovered buried at a compound in the New Mexico desert, had died during an Islamic ritual ceremony to cast out demonic spirits, a prosecutor told a court hearing on Monday. Prosecutor John Lovelace made his statement at the pretrial hearing of five adults accused of multiple counts of child abuse, for running an off-the-grid compound in the New Mexico desert where 11 malnourished children were found living in squalor earlier this month. Three-year-old Abdul Ghani reportedly died as his father performed an Islamic ceremony known as a ruqya - performed by some believers to cast out evil spirits known as jinn - on him, Lovelace claimed in court. The prosecutor said that the other children at the compound had revealed the macabre details of Ghani's death to investigators after the compound was raided. The boy's body was washed several times, wrapped in a sheet, and buried near the compound, Lovelace claimed.

23:38

Young barn owls at nestbox "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 8 August 2018 video shows nine-weeks-old barn owls preening each others feathers and practising estimating distances.

Their nest box is in Eersel town in the Netherlands, where Mark made this video.

23:33

Natural gas explosion levels Denver building, 9 hurt - Thomson Reuters Foundation "IndyWatch Feed World"

Natural gas explosion levels Denver building, 9 hurtThomson Reuters Foundation(Adds nine injured, one critically). DENVER, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Nine people were injured, one of them critically, on Tuesday when a natural gas explosion leveled a Denver apartment building on Tuesday, a fire department spokesman said. Two of the ...and more 

23:30

Will the court ruling against Monsanto open floodgates to more lawsuits? "IndyWatch Feed World"

A California jury has ordered Monsanto to pay $289 million to a man who alleged the companys glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused his cancer.

RTs Boom Bust discusses possible future lawsuits against the GMO giant. In other news, Russia has sold off nearly all of its holdings of US debt recently. The show talks about what could be behind the drastic move.

Meanwhile, the European Union is targeting citizenship for sale policies in the bloc. Is money laundering in Europe the key reason for that?

This article (Will the court ruling against Monsanto open floodgates to more lawsuits? RTs Boom Bust takes a look) was originally published on RT News and syndicated by The Event Chronicle

23:29

Houses of Parliament attack: Car rams into pedestrians and cyclists; suspect in custody [Updates] "IndyWatch Feed World"

Questions remain over the Houses of Parliament attack in London, which left three people injured and a suspect in custody. As Britain remains on high alert for terrorism, here's what is known about Tuesday's incident so far. The attack At around 7:40am on Tuesday, a silver Ford Fiesta rammed into a number of pedestrians and cyclists before crashing into steel barriers outside the Houses of Parliament. According to witnesses, the car was soon surrounded by armed police. Footage posted on social media showed the suspect being taken from the vehicle before being handcuffed.

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