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Saturday, 18 August

21:47

Intels First Ever Dedicated Graphics Card Expected To Release in 2020 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Intel teases its own gaming GPU ahead of Nvidias GeForce RTX 2080 launch

Intel is the biggest chip manufacturing company in the world. Processors from I series such as i3,i5,i7, and i9 provided a huge welfare to the consumers in terms of performance and power efficiency.

They made some of the most advanced and powerful chips for laptop, PC, and MacBook too. But they always lag behind in terms of graphics card ( graphics chips). Big companies like NVIDIA and AMD dominated the gaming market by producing a dedicated graphics card.

Whereas Intel was only offering an integrated graphics, inbuilt in their processors which were in a real world not even near about NVIDIA or AMD. But now looks like Intel has decided to step up the game by introducing their own dedicated graphics card which might be challenging other manufacturers.

According to rumors, Intel is about to make an entry with their own dedicated graphics card probably in 2020.

The company has already released its first teaser for it just a few days ahead of Nvidias GeForce RTX 2080 launch

This dramatic video clearly portrays their commitment towards the power and efficiency of this product. Based on the video, the card appears to be a single-slot one with a PCIe connector with a metal-fin blower fan as a cooling solution.

Intel is also working on their new Ice Lake line of processors, which will be based on a 10nm process. But the process has delayed until 2019. So the chances to have this graphics card in your hand is near about 2020. They havent revealed much for now but hoping for some more information in future. So stay tuned with us.

The post Intels First Ever Dedicated Graphics Card Expected To Release in 2020 appeared first on TechWorm.

21:45

Mongoose: WordPress.com Joins #GoogleGestapo, Censoring Sandy Hook False Flag Material "IndyWatch Feed War"

Mongoose

We dont make this crap up.

New WordPress policy allows it to shut down blogs of Sandy Hook deniers

The policy affects blogs hosted on WordPress.com, not self-hosted blogs using WordPress software.

Phi Beta Iota: Worth a full read.  The naivete of the TechCrunch reader, and the stupidity of WordPress.com, defy the imagination. The silver lining is that those hosted by others have a reprieve. The insanity of censorship run amok surely merits 1st Amendment attention for the President and the Department of Justice.

See Especially:

Matt Taibbi: Censorship Does Not End Well

See Also:

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

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

21:45

Eleutheria: BrowderGate Deepens on INTERPOL Most Wanted List, Free Book, Deep Covert Gold War Doo Doo Against Russia "IndyWatch Feed War"

Russia put William Browder on INTERPOLs Most Wanted List in 2014

The book about Browder, like the book about Sandy Hook, was BANNED by Amazon, here is the free download.

There is a useful thread at NeonRevolt.com, here are high points:

01 Browder evidently laundered $400 million in ill-gotten gains from Russia via the Clinton Foundation.

02 Putins translator did not do justice to Putins actual words tougher words when speaking to Trump about Browder. Best available tape in English is here.

03 Putin is all for reciprocity is going after wrongdoers, identified Hermitage Capital and William Browder as the two criminal entities of highest concern to the government of Russia.

04 Browder is referred to as a super agent of the Deep State, this tracks with earlier references to Browder as a bag man for the covert economic Gold War against Russia managed by Buzzy Krongard and John Brennan for the Bush Family and Czar Dick Cheney.

See Especially:

Martin Armstrong & Robert Steele: The Real Story on Bill Browder, Gold War Against Russia, CIA Asset John McCains Magnitsky Act

Fred Burks: Memorandum for the President: Evidence 9/11 Used to Launder $240 Billion in Covert Securities in a Covert Economic War (Gold War) Against Russia

See Also:

Betty Boop: WIlliam Browder Gold War Criminal On Video The Real Magnitzky Story As Known To The Trump Family

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21:30

Mike Adams: #GoogleGestapo Techno Tyranny UNLEASHED Where Is Our President When We Need Him? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Human Freedom at the Precipice: The Techno Tyranny Regime has been UNLEASHED

(Natural News) A techno tyranny regime has been unleashed against humanity, and it is far more dangerous than even the threat of nuclear weapons.

The tech giants have now become more powerful than governments. They hold all the keys and control all speech. They can sway elections and blockade narratives that challenge powerful corporate interests. They can even blackmail anyone in a position of power, including U.S. Supreme Court justices and Senators.

More  text and free video below the fold.

Theyre run by unelected globalists, accountable to no one. And they have exhaustively demonstrated they will abuse and exploit their power to increase their own dominance at the expense of human freedom.

If the tech giants are not stopped, dismantled and prosecuted, human freedom will be crushed and exterminated. Human civilization will never recover, and the beast created in the Lefts desperate ploy to censor one man will quickly turn against humanity, devouring every last shred of freedom now desperately clawing for survival.

Watch my warning video to learn more:

REAL.video/5822246585001

Read rest of article.

See Also:

#GoogleGestapo The Article

#GoogleGestapo The References

21:30

21:29

Go The Blacks "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A great win in Sydney.

Watching the match on Australian TV was like watching CNN bring in the great victory for Hillary Clinton.

21:25

What if Russiagate Is the New WMDs? "IndyWatch Feed War"

No one can know the future. Republicans would be wise to prepare for new, potentially damaging information about Trump and Russia that may yet emerge. Democrats should consider that Russiagate may be just as imaginary as Republicans Iraq fantasy.

21:09

Id Rather Just Use My SUV "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

My spam-inbox is a microcosm of American fear and delusion. And tactical stuff. My spam-inbox is very, very tactical.

That is not the perfect defensive tool for a woman. That looks like enough blade to give someone a severe flesh-wound that gets you beaten to death.

First off, its tactical as hell: black, jaggedy, ugly wicked etc. But why if its intended for righteous self-defense is it touted as facilitating a criminal activity (namely, concealed carry through a metal detector)? Is this designed so that someone can get on an airplane, cut the flight crews throats, and fly the plane into a building? Something like that?

My spam-inbox has become a portal into the fetid cancerous growths in the bottom of the American psyche; a sort of social colonoscopy if you will. We see the true America as it wants to see itself tactical, wicked, and fucking stupid.

What American women spend a lot of time in severe environments that might cause them to rust, warp, or split?

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Never mind the whole for women bit. I dont think I can say anything about that without my keyboard exploding. This is how this stuff makes me feel.

21:09

New Ways to Track Internet Browsing "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Who Left Open the Cookie Jar? A Comprehensive Evaluation of Third-Party Cookie Policies: [PDF 342KB]

Abstract: Nowadays, cookies are the most prominent mechanism to identify and authenticate users on the Internet. Although protected by the Same Origin Policy, popular browsers include cookies in all requests, even when these are cross-site. Unfortunately, these third-party cookies enable both cross-site attacks and third-party tracking. As a response to these nefarious consequences, various countermeasures have been developed in the form of browser extensions or even protection mechanisms that are built directly into the browser.

In this paper, we evaluate the effectiveness of these defense mechanisms by leveraging a framework that automatically evaluates the enforcement of the policies imposed to third-party requests. By applying our framework, which generates a comprehensive set of test cases covering various web mechanisms, we identify several flaws in the policy implementations of the 7 browsers and 46 browser extensions that were evaluated. We find that even built-in protection mechanisms can be circumvented by multiple novel techniques we discover. Based on these results, we argue that our proposed framework is a much-needed tool to detect bypasses and evaluate solutions to the exposed leaks. Finally, we analyze the origin of the identified bypass techniques, and find that these are due to a variety of implementation, configuration and design flaws.


Original Submission

Read more of this story at SoylentNews.

21:07

Getting it in the neck from all sides "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

According to the principle better late than never, Douglas Murray has written approvingly about the BBCs belated acknowledgement that radicalisation can occur in UK mosques. Or, if not in UK mosques in general, then at least in one specific case. (Didsbury mosque, place of worship of the Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi.)


Yesterday, the BBC revealed that they had got hold of a tape recording from a mosque in Didsbury. Not any old mosque, but the mosque that the Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi attended. The recording is from Friday prayers at the Didsbury mosque just six months before the Ariana Grande concert bombing. It is possible, indeed likely, that the bomber who killed 22 people and gave lifelong injuries to many more was sitting in the congregation during this sermon. Abedi apparently bought a ticket for the Manchester Arena concert just 10 days after the sermon was given.

At the top of this piece, Douglas Murray states this:
The BBC seems to be getting it from all sides these days. So it should also be praised when it does the sort of journalism which is praise-worthy.
The BBC does indeed seem to be getting it from all sides. This side (where the complaints are reasoned, painstakingly evidenced and fleshed out) and from the far left, where they are usually fatuous, lazy and sloganistic.

It would be rude of Douglas, who has, after all, had many an opportunity to air his views on the BBC, to be wholly negative about the organisation. And he doesnt let the BBC off lightly. He recalls the incident on Question Time when a member of the audience...

21:01

JB Weld Strong Enough To Repair a Connecting Rod? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

JB Weld is a particularly popular brand of epoxy, and features in many legends. My cousins neighbours dog trainers grandpa once repaired a Sherman tank barrel in France with that stuff! theyll say. Thankfully, with the advent of new media, theres a wealth of content out there of people putting these wild and interesting claims to the test. As the venerable Grace Hopper once said, One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions, so its great to see these experiments happening.

[Project Farm] is one of them, this time attempting to repair a connecting rod in a small engine with the sticky stuff. The connecting rod under test is from a typical Briggs and Stratton engine, and is very much the worse for wear, having broken into approximately 5 pieces. First, the pieces are cleaned with a solvent and allowed to properly dry, before theyre reassembled piece by piece with lashings of two-part epoxy. Proper technique is used, with the epoxy being given plenty of time to cure.

The result? Sadly, poor the rod disintegrates in mere seconds, completely unable to hold together despite the JB Welds best efforts. Its a fantastic material, yes but it cant do everything. Perhaps it could be used to cast a cylinder head instead?

21:00

21:00

More Marijuana Legalization Coming Could Trump Be On Board? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

With less than 100 days to the midterm elections, Democrats are hoping to capture the House of Representatives in a much touted #BlueWave. But theres another wave that has quietly been making headway a green one. And it has nothing to do with a third party or clean energy.

Marijuana legalization advocates have scored major victories this year, and in November a number of states will be deciding on propositions for both recreational and medical marijuana.

For those who have lost track, currently nine states (plus the District of Columbia) allow recreational marijuana: Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Vermont. Thirty states permit medical marijuana.

Back in June of this year, Oklahoma became the most recent state to pass medical marijuana via a ballot initiative, while the USs friendly neighbor to the north legalized pot for the entire country. Earlier in January, Vermont became the first state to legalize recreational use by vote of the state legislature.

Come November, voters in North Dakota and Michigan will have the chance to decide on legalizing recreational use, while Utah and Missouri will decide on whether to implement medical use.

Polling indicates that public perception of the issue has reached a turning point nearly two-thirds of US voters support legalization. Over 90 percent support medical marijuana.

And its not a partisan issue a majority of Republicans are in favor.

Yet marijuana is still deemed an illegal narcotic at the federal level. This has brought tension between permissive states eager for a new source of tax revenue and federal prosecutors and drug enforcement agencies tasked with enforcing the letter of the law.

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20:59

365 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Dinner with old friends and new a delicious meal complemented by entertaining company and lots of laughter for all of which Im grateful.

20:55

Washington Allows Kiev to Have Its Cake and Eat It Too "IndyWatch Feed War"

Can Ukraine, a fragile state involved in an internal conflict, with a poor human rights record and high level of corruption, be considered a safe bet for US arms sales? Hardly so.

20:54

BREAKING: Former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, is dead "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, is dead He is said to have died in Switzerland around 5am on Saturday. Kofi A. Annan was the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations and is the founder and chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation. In 2001, he and the United Nations were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for []

The post BREAKING: Former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, is dead appeared first on Newtelegraph.

20:53

On Education: An Interview with David Gilbert and Jalil Muntaqim "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Political struggle, anarchism, and education have a long, complex history. To help shed some critical light, and cut through layers of academic debris, I sought two political prisoners,  and long-term peer educators, views on education and struggle. How important is education in radical or revolutionary struggle? Jalil: You did not define what you mean by

20:53

Stolen Android Anti-Piracy Software Dumped on Github "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

There are dozens of anti-piracy systems in the world designed to protect everything from music, movies and TV shows through to videogames and software.

In years gone by, many made the mistake of claiming to be impenetrable but as history has shown, most protections now act as mere stumbling blocks, to slow leaks and piracy down. What is more unusual is to hear of an anti-piracy tool itself being leaked online.

That appears to have been the case when code belonging to security company Guardsquare appeared online.

We develop premium software for the protection of mobile applications against reverse engineering and hacking, the companys website reads.

Our products are used across the world in a broad range of industries, from financial services, e-commerce and the public sector to telecommunication, gaming and media.

In a takedown notice filed with the Microsoft-owned code platform, Guardsquare explains that the code is unauthorized and was obtained illegally.

While the repository containing the illegal copy of Dexguard was quickly taken down, the leaked code had already spread. Guardsquare found almost 300 forks of the stolen software on Github and filed a request to have them all taken down.

That has now taken place but the account of the Github user who originally uploaded the content seems to be intact.

Using the name HackedTeam, the account contains code dating back several years. Some appears to be linked to Android spyware previously described as one of the most professionally developed and sophisticated Android malware ever exposed.

Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing,...

20:52

Elon Musk Could Need Help "IndyWatch Feed War"

Is this peak Musk?
Googles searching questions, Facebooks rule book, smartphone addiction cures
Image may contain: 1 person, suit and closeup

Elon Musk asked rhetorically whether anyone else could do his job better. The uninvited answer is Yes AFP

By Shannon Bond in San Francisco

Elon Musk needs help.

Thats the growing call among Tesla investors after the electric car companys chief executive described in stark emotional terms to the New York Times an excruciating year of overwork and exhaustion.

It was Mr Musks first interview since he set off a firestorm last week with a tweet about taking the company private. The latest drama has only compounded Teslas turbulent ride this year as Mr Musk has burnt through billions in cash to show he can ramp up manufacturing of the Model 3, the companys attempt to break into the mass market.

Tesla shares dropped sharply on Friday as investors digested Mr Musks confession that his intense involvement has weighed deeply on his personal life and health. He described 120-hour work weeks, days cloistered in his factory and reduced contact with his children and friends, and said he sometimes resorts to taking Ambien to get to sleep.

Is it time to ease the pressure by bringing in a deputy to help run Tesla much as Gwynne Shotwell serves as chief operating officer at SpaceX?

He has a made a super-human contribution to the company and we regard him as an incredible leader, Hamish Chamberlayne, who holds the stock in his $1bn Global Sustainable Equity fund at Janus Henderson, told the FT.

He is human, however, and it is becoming increasingly apparent he is over stretched. We would welcome the creation of a strong COO role. We wonder why the SpaceX model has not already been emulated, he said.

Teslas directors agree. A person familiar with the boards thinking said they were already considering such an arrangement, alt...

20:50

BBC Radio Comedy: Elvenquest S03 E06 Beacon of Doom "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

ElvenQuest is a comic fantasy broadcast on BBC Radio 4 by Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto, and starring Stephen Mangan, Alistair McGowan, Darren Boyd, Kevin Eldon, Sophie Winkleman and Dave Lamb. The series takes place in the world of Lower Earth, a parody of Middle-earth from The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. In Lower Earth, a band of warriors go forth to search for a mythical sword to save Lower Earth from the evil Lord Darkness (played by McGowan). In order to do so, they must find The Chosen One who will save Lower Earth. The Chosen One is Amis, a dog in the real world which belongs to a fantasy novelist called Sam Porter (played by Mangan) The first series was broadcast from 29 March to 3 June 2009 and the second from 18 November 2010. The third series began broadcasting from 17 October 2011. The fourth series began broadcasting 12 February 2013

Characters

Sam Porter (Stephen Mangan). An author of fantasy novels with a jaded attitude, especially towards his more fanatical fans. As the series opens his career and personal life are not going well.

Amis, the Chosen One (Dave Lamb). Originally Sams pet dog and best friend in the world, he transforms into a human in Lower Earth but retains canine traits and behaviours.

Vidar the Elf Lord, (Darren Boyd), last of a mighty family of Elf Lords, and the leader of the Questers, despite being somewhat dim. His name may be inspired by Varr, a god in Norse mythology associated with vengeance.

Penthiselea the Warrior Princess (Sophie Winkleman Series 13) (Ingrid Oliver Series 4) in silver breastplate armour and thigh-high boots, who has been promised to Vidar since childhood. Sam is very interested in her, but having been raised as a Warrior Princess she has no concept of relationships with men. Her name may be inspired by Penthesilea, a legendary Amazon warrior-queen.

Dean the Dwarf (Kevin Eldon), a mighty if diminutive warrior with unsavoury personal habits.

Lord Darkness (Alistair McGowan), Lord of Evil, whose efforts to dominate Lower Earth are frustrated by the Questers and his own staff of extremely dimwitted minions.

Kreech (Kevin Eldon), the Right Hand of Darkness, and only slightly less dimwitted than the other minions.

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20:47

Minnesota: Muslim Congressional candidate voted against bill to stop insurance payments to jihadis "IndyWatch Feed War"

Minnesota: Muslim Congressional candidate voted against bill to stop insurance payments to jihadis
How can Ilhan Omar possibly justify opposing this bill? She wont have to. No establishment media journalist would dream of asking her about it. She has a free pass to do anything she wants to do, because opposing her would be Islamophobic. Minnesota Dem Candidate Voted Against Bill to Stop Insurance Payments to Convicted Terrorists, []

20:42

"Making foreign policy on Twitter may not be the best way" "IndyWatch Feed Europe"




His subject was the sudden chilling of the Trump-Erdogan relationship following what he described as "Donald Trump's fire-breathing tweet". 

He ended, characteristically, by giving Radio 4 listeners his view of the matter:
Some countries need particularly careful handling and Turkey is one of them. Making foreign policy on Twitter may not be the best way. 
Well, that's President Trump told! 

Incidentally, another thing about John Simpson's Saturday morning sermons is that they often come graced with a historical parallel. This week's ran as follows:
Perhaps it's worth just casting our minds back to what happened a century ago when the First World War was boiling up. Turkey approached Britain and France to see if they wanted an alliance. Both said no - partly because they thought that Turkey as 'the sick man of Europe' didn't matter much.  Churchill, who was First Lord of the Admiralty, grabbed a couple of battleships which British shipyards were building for the Turkish navy. Germany, by contrast, greeted Turkey with enthusiasm and respect and it came into the war on Germany's side. The British military disaster at the Dardanelles was one result. 
For more on the same subject (if you're as intrigued as I was) here's a link to a piece on another blog: Winston Churchill, Turkey and the High Cost of Two Dreadnoughts.

20:41

Tehran museum lionises war in which Iran took on world "IndyWatch Feed War"

With its air raid simulator and battlefield reconstructions, the state-of-the-art Holy Defence Museum in Tehran seeks to glorify the Iran-Iraq war as a time when the country faced down the whole world.

As Iranians prepare to mark the 30th anniversary of the end of the devastating conflict on Monday, they are being urged to display the same steadfastness as country after country falls in line with crippling unilateral sanctions being reimposed by Washington after its abandonment of a landmark 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and major powers.

The message of the museum is perseverance, resistance and the protection of our honour, deputy director Seyyed Mohsen Hajbabian told AFP.

AFP/File | As renewed US sanctions cloud the 30th anniversary of the end of the Iran-Iraq war on Monday, Tehrans Holy Defence Museum carries a message of defiance, commemorating a conflict in which Iranians faced down the whole world

We teach younger generations the spirit of combat. Iraq was backed by the whole world and Iran was alone in defending itself, but thanks to God we were victorious in this war.

For Iranians, it is the imposed war, started by Iraqs then-leader Saddam Hussein on September 22, 1980 and ended by a ceasefire on August 20, 1988.

Image result for Iran Iraq war, photos

The Iraqi dictator sought to present himself as a bulwark against the revolutionary ideology of the fledgling Islamic republic, which had overthrown the pro-Western shah only a year earlier, and which was seen as a major threat to the Gulf monarchies and other Arab autocracies.

The resulting war was the longest of the 20th century, a ruinous conflict of attrition that has often drawn parallels to the First World War in Europe.

It ultimately led nowhere, ending with zero territorial gains for either side even if it reinforced Saddams grip on power in Iraq, as well as that of the Islamic republic in Iran.

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Reconstructing horror

But the human cost was horrifying.

Although the often-cited figure of a million dead may be an exaggeration by both sides, according to French historian Pierre Razoux, he still estimates a total of 680,000 lives lost.

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20:40

20:39

Adreno 600 Series Support Lands In Mesa 18.3 Gallium3D "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

With the Adreno 600 series support going into Linux 4.19 for the kernel bits, the user-space OpenGL driver support for the latest-generation Qualcomm graphics has now been merged into Mesa...

20:30

20:29

Germany, France call for European solution to migration But in Italy, many think Angela Merkel is the problem, not the solution "IndyWatch Feed War"

Almost half of Germans want Merkel to resign as Italy warns survival of EU is at stake over migration crisis 

Germanys Angela Merkel and Frances Emmanuel Macron stressed the need for a coordinated European solution to migrant arrivals from the Mediterranean. They also voiced concern for the humanitarian situation in Syria.

    
People on a SOS Mediterranee ship (Reuters/D. Zammit Lupi)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron spoke via telephone about the issue of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea, the Elysee Palace said on Friday.

The conversation comes after the NGO ship Aquarius was denied entry by multiple coastal European states. It instead docked in Malta after five EU members France, Germany Spain, Portugal and Luxembourg offered to take the 141 refugees on board who were rescued off the coast of Libya.

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Aquarius

Both Merkel and Macron called for a coordinated European solution in regards to the intake of rescue ships and an approach to smugglers, the Elysee Palace said.

Italy has refused to allow private ships docking rights at its ports, saying that the rescue ships need to dock in Libya or other EU member states. In June, the country turned away the Aquarius, which forced the rescue ship, operated by SOS Mediterranee and Doctors without Borders (MSF), to travel 1,500 kilometers (810 nautical miles) before docking in Spain.

Italy has accused private rescue ships of encouraging smugglers to pack migrants into shoddy boats, knowing that the ships will rescue them. Prosecutors in Sicily...

20:28

6de Internationale week van solidariteit met anarchistische gevangenen "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

 

We are coming back with global week of solidarity with anarchist prisoners. Since last year, a lot has changed in our countries, but the general tendency is going in the worse direction with more repressions applied against anarchists not only in Europe but worldwide. With this in mind, we are calling for sixth annual week of solidarity!

Last year lots of people sent us their reports from different parts of the world and we hope that this year the tradition will grow even bigger. We need to support our comrades! Use this week to spread the information about anarchists behind bars. Dont have prisoners in your country? No worry, support prisoners from other countries in your region or use those days to raise awareness of repression mechanisms and how anarchist communities can fight against them!

This was the week of solidarity with anarchist prisoners in 2017. Read our report on over 20 solidarity actions that took place a year ago in Russia, Belarus, Germany, Austria, Finland, Czech, Turkey and hopefully in many other places.

Click here for the poster for 6th annual Global week of solidarity with anarchist prisoners! We also have posters in Czech, Russian and Finnish available. You can add your own language here.

Get some of the 2018 new postcards here. Print them and set up a letter writing event!

We have compiled list of prisoners use it for your events! The list is actual as of August 2018. Get the list here.

Build up security culture, support your local anarchist prisoners and fight back. Do not hesitate to continue sending your reports to tillallarefree(at)riseup.net!

Nobody is free till all are free!

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20:25

The War Piece to End All War Pieces "IndyWatch Feed War"

Most Americans hardly seem to notice that the war in Afghanistan is still going on. To the extent that theyre paying attention at all, the public would, it seems, like U.S. troops to come home and the war to end.

20:17

Wayland 1.16 / Weston 5.0 RC2 Released To Fix Vulnerabilities "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Two release candidates of Wayland 1.16 / Weston 5.0 were not originally scheduled, but it's been necessitated due to some pressing issues both with Wayland and its reference compositor...

20:11

Denouncing UN chief, Israels Ambassador Danon says Gazans need protection from Hamas, not Israel "IndyWatch Feed War"

The only protection the Palestinian people need is from their own leadership.

Envoy to international body mocks delusional proposals to protect civilians in Gaza and West Bank; says terror group governing Strip uses the people in Gaza as hostages

 

US Ambassador Danny Danon addressing the UN General Assembly, June 13, 2018 (screen shot UN)
US Ambassador Danny Danon addressing the UN General Assembly, June 13, 2018 (screen shot UN)

Israels ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon condemned on Saturday several suggestions aimed at boosting protection of Palestinians, which were proposed the day before by the international bodys Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The Jewish states envoy claimed that Arab civilians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank required shielding from their own leaders, rather than from Israel.

Guterress proposals included sending UN rights monitors and unarmed observers, and deploying a military or police force under UN mandate. The suggestions were contained in a report requested by the General Assembly in response to a surge of violence in Gaza, where 171 Palestinians have been killed during Hamas-led clashes with Israeli troops since late March.

The only protection the Palestinian people need is from their own leadership, Danon said in a statement. The [Palestinian Authority] incites its people to demonize and attack Jews, and Hamas, a terrorist organization, uses the people in Gaza as hostages and endangers the lives of civilians for terrors sake.

Instead of delusional suggestions on how to protect the Palestinian people from Israel, the UN should hold the Palestinian leadership accountable for the harm caused to its own people, he further charged.

Danon added that the suggestions presented by Guterres would only bring about continued Palestinian suffering at the hands of their leaders.

20:06

Jews, Logic and Corbyn "IndyWatch Feed War"

August 18, 2018  /  Gilad Atzmon By Gilad Atzmomn According to the Transitive Axiom if A=B and B=C then A = C (If any two items are equal to the same third item then the two are equal to each other). I mention the Transitive Axiom because it is a straightforward way to understand that if Corbyn (A) = []

20:06

One Week Past Linux 4.18.0, The Linux 4.18.3 Kernel Is Already Out "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Greg Kroah-Hartman had a fun Friday night issuing new point releases to the Linux 3.18 / 4.4 / 4.9 / 4.14 / 4.17 / 4.18 kernels only to have to issue new point releases minutes later...

20:00

Classic TV: Cagney & Lacey A Killers Dozen "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Wikipedia

Early episodes had Meg Foster in the Lacey role

20:00

UN chief proposes options to protect Palestinians "IndyWatch Feed War"

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday presented four options aimed at boosting the protection of Palestinians in Israeli-occupied territories, from sending UN rights monitors and unarmed observers to deploying a military or police force under UN mandate.

In this file photo taken on June 21, 2018 UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks during a press conference after his meeting with the Russian foreign minister in Moscow. (AFP Photo/Yuri Kadobnov)
In this file photo taken on June 21, 2018 UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks during a press conference after his meeting with the Russian foreign minister in Moscow. (AFP Photo/Yuri Kadobnov)

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The proposals were contained in a report requested by the General Assembly in response to a surge of violence in Gaza, where 171 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since late March.

Medics and protesters evacuates a wounded youth near the fence of the Gaza Strip border with Israel, during a protest east of Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip,on Aug. 17, 2018. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday presented four options aimed at boosting the protection of Palestinians in Israeli-occupied territories. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

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The UN chief stressed that for each of the options, cooperation by Israel and the Palestinians would be necessary. It remained unlikely however that Israel would agree to the proposals.

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In the 14-page report, Guterres proposed:

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Providing a more robust UN presence on the ground with rights monitors and political officers to report on the situation.
Pouring in more UN humanitarian and development aid to ensure the well-being of the population.
Creating a civilian observer mission that would be present in sensitive areas such as checkpoints and near Israeli settlements, with a mandate to report on protection issues.
Deploying an armed military or police force, under a UN mandate, to provide physical protection to Palestinian civilians....

19:55

Have You Committed Your Three Felonies Today? "IndyWatch Feed War"

It is hard to escape the notion that we are approaching the edge of some profound historical moment that will have far-reaching, literally life and death consequences, both domestically and internationally.

19:48

RAGE & Doom Get Radeon Workarounds In Mesa 18.3-dev "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

If you are looking to enjoy id Software's RAGE or Doom VFR games this weekend on Linux via Wine, they should be playing nicer with the latest open-source Mesa graphics driver code...

19:46

Former NBA star and Muslim convert Kareem Abdul-Jabbar compares the national anthem to a slave song "IndyWatch Feed War"

Former NBA star and Muslim convert Kareem Abdul-Jabbar compares the national anthem to a slave song
Former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says that the national anthem, is indistinguishable from a slave song.the Laker legend said that NFL players are required to stand for the anthem just like pre-Civil War slaves were expected to sing during their work. The average NFL player makes nearly $3,000,000 annually, amid wild cheering from starry-eyed fans. []

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Archaeologists, NGOs reckon with scale of looting in post-Islamic State Raqqa "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Archeologists set out to recover lost history after years of cultural destruction under the militant group's rule

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Cch cha khi bnh tiu ng bng nc u bp "IndyWatch Feed War"

Cch lm nc u bp ung cha bnh tiu ng, th sau 1 thi gian ngn s dng khong

19:22

Institute for Advanced Studies At Austin "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The ADAM Research Project, an acronym for Acquisition & Data Analysis of Materials, will focus on the collection and scientific evaluation of material samples obtained through reliable reports of advanced aerospace vehicles of unknown origin.


#TheADAMResearchProject The ADAM Research Project, an acronym for Acquisition & Data Analysis of Materials, will focus on the collection and scientific eva

19:20

israel (apartheid state) Absolves Itself of August 2014 Black Friday War Crimes "IndyWatch Feed War"

Israel Absolves Itself of August 2014 Black Friday War Crimes by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org Home Stephen Lendman) Israeli investigations when conducted virtually always whitewash high crimes too egregious to ignore. Three times since December 2008, IDF forces waged preemptive naked aggression on Gaza, falsely claiming the Strip was attacked in self-defense. Protective Edge []

19:20

My long journey to the land of the sunrise "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Alphonse Huvi
Alphonse Huvi

ALPHONSE M HUVI

DEVARE - It was late one evening during the second week of March 2015. I was home at Bialla, West New Britain. The night was quiet except for the sound of laughter coming from family members who were cracking jokes.

The twenty toea full moon was providing a bright light, allowing me to fumble with my Nokia trying to play a snake game.

Tring! Tring! Tring! Tring

Hellow! Lalogo Penias. Mave? I answered. (Good evening Mr Penias. How are you?)

Eme gougolu tai? Penias asked. (Are you working?)

Penington Penias, a colleague, and I were speaking in the Lakalai language of West New Britain.

What subjects are you specialised in?

I told him.

We have a vacancy in the school for that combination. Are you prepared to join us?

I let out a long breath.

Is it safe? I am scared of going there.

There is no fight, Penias said. We are moving around freely.

If you agree to join us then the school can pay for your ticket. The people here are friendly.

Give me time to think it over.

Dont you have a heart for these students? Some of them have even transferred to other schools.

That question struck me. I sighed, ending the call.

Do I really have to go there? What about the work that I am doing for my church youth group?

I sat deep in thought staring at the moon. My mind was in a confused state. Part of me wanted to go. The other half floated in darkness.

However, I thanked God for giving me the opportunity. I told myself that if it is His will then I will go.

The groundwork in locating the school was actually done by my father.

I texted Penias and told him my intention of going.

Tring! Tring!

Hello Miss Huvi, I am the principal of Devare High School, said Mr David, the th...

19:18

Why is the Bible so offensive? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Would you believe it if I told you the mere sight of the Bible is offensive to some people?

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Floyd Richardson holds his bible during a service for the National Day of Prayer in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. on May 4, 2017. (Nick Tomecek / Northwest Florida Daily News via AP)

Would you believe it if I told you the mere sight of the Bible is offensive to some people?

This week, my church is holding its SoCal Harvest event for the 29th year in a row. Formerly known as Harvest Crusade, this annual gathering is one of the largest evangelical outreach events in the world. As many as 100,000 people will fill Angel Stadium this evening and the following two days, and a good portion of them will find hope, purpose and meaning for their lives.

Some people are pretty upset about SoCal Harvest. Not because of anything I just mentioned, but because, in a series of billboards we use to promote the event, theres a photo of me holding a Bible.

A real estate company that owns one of the most popular malls in Southern California said it received multiple complaints from people who found the image of the Bible offensive, and at least one serious threat. The Bible disturbed people so much that one local business felt forced to remove the ads completely.

Its often said that a Bible that is falling apart is an indication of a life that isnt. Whats offensive about that?

Apparently, in our intolerant culture, we no longer can display the Bible in public.

The art in question was a tribute to my hero and mentor, the late Rev. Billy Graham, who often lifted the Bible high over his head as he preached to stadiums full of people. We hold the Bible high, just like Billy did, because it has changed our lives. The same is true for millions of other people; and it has been true for centuries.

Harvard, Yale and a number of the other original nine colonial colleges in America were established by people who believed in the Bible. The Salvation Army, which has helped countless vulnerable people, was started by a man who believed in the Bible and lived accordingly. The abolitionist movement was led by men and women who believed the words in the Bible and took them to heart. And lets not forget Martin Luther King Jr., whose celebrated speeches, which in many ways were really sermons, are now enshrined in our collective consciousness.

And yet, here we are, having to tiptoe around some who find it offensive.

Most of us know that the Bible is a...

19:14

You Should Fear the Emerging Market Debt Bubble "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

In todays world of financial globalization, any remote crisis can become an international problem in seconds. Thats the reality of todays markets.

By Nomi Prins and cross-posted from The Daily Reckoning

Global debt has ballooned since the financial crisis as central banks have distorted markets and fueled debt bubbles in particular.

A lot of the increase in global debt has come from emerging market (EM) economies, especially China. In fact, a record amount of EM debt has accumulated during the past decade, mostly in dollars. A large portion of that debt is therefore denominated in U.S. dollars.

Thats why Ive long argued that the first shoe to drop in the next crisis would likely be EM debt.

Borrowing is not a problem when dollars are cheap. Low interest rates mean the cost of servicing that debt is low.

The problem starts when the Fed raises rates or the dollar strengthens, even temporarily. The more the dollar rises, the more EM currencies and related markets fall. Dollar-denominated debt then becomes too expensive to repay or service as the dollar rises relative to EM currencies. Before long default becomes the only viable option.

This situation becomes more dangerous than even asset bubbles because debt is required to be repaid on a set schedule. If a country misses a debt payment, it could set off a chain reaction of defaults.

Thats why an EM crisis could quickly become a global crisis. In todays world of financial globalization, any remote crisis can become an international problem in seconds. Thats the reality of todays markets. Obviously, it could also have major ramifications for your own finances and investments.

How did we get here?

Because of the Feds rate hike cycle and quantitative tightening (QT) stance, the dollar has become much stronger. The dollar has risen 6.8% since late January alone. And thats put emerging markets under considerable pressure.

Dollars are fleeing emerging market economies as investors are pouring into dollar assets and U.S. Treasuries.

As the Fed itself has warned about such a scenario, If these risks materialized, there could be an increase in the demand for safe assets, particularly U.S. Treasuries.

That starts a vicious cycle that only strengthens the dollar and weakens EM currencies further. In other words, emerging markets are being deprived of dollars at a time when they need them most.

Enter Turkey

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19:09

Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistans new prime minister "IndyWatch Feed War"

Read Also Only time in history where ally bombs its ally: Imran Khan on US & Pakistan relations (EXCLUSIVE)   :     :   []

19:05

Appalachian Mountain Advocates and SELC Bring New Legal Action Against Atlantic Coast Pipeline "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Reason is slow and difficult to achieve on pipelines

New Atlantic Coast Pipeline suit takes aim at FERC approval, which underpins the whole project

From an Article by Robert Zullo, Virginia Mercury, August 16, 2018

A federal court in Richmond that has served as a major legal battlefield this summer over federal and state permits for the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines got a new case added to its docket Thursday.

The Southern Environmental Law Center and Appalachian Mountain Advocates filed a challenge to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commissions certificate of public convenience and necessity for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the federal approval that underpins the entire project and conveys the right to seize land from uncooperative property owners along the 600-mile route.

The new suit was filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond, the same court that has vacated several key permits for the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines.

In response to the courts action, FERC ordered construction halted last week on the ACP, developed by a group of energy companies led by Dominion Energy. On the same day, in a 2-1 vote, the agencys commissioners denied a request for rehearing on the certificate.

At least two of FERCs four sitting commissioners say the pipeline isnt in the public interest. The fifth, Robert Powelson, left FERC this month.

In a dissent, Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur, who also voted last year against issuing certification for the ACP and the Mountain Valley Pipeline, which will cross into Pittsylvania County, said the ACP remains contrary to the public interest and that FERC should have explored more opportunities for co-locating the two projects.

Photo in original article: The Lewis F. Powell Jr. federal courthouse in Richmond is home to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, which struck down a key approval for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Monday. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)
I disagree with the commissions approach to evaluating system and route alternatives, particularly in light of the recently-issued Fourth Circuit Court of...

19:03

Rand Paul Give Assange Immunity for Testimony, 2340 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This is a paid sponsorship by: - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeLikeAGenius.co Good evening, Im still reporting on: Rand Paul Give Assange Immunity for Testimony, 2340 Synopsis: Sen. Rand Paul believes that Julian Assange should be granted immunity in exchange for his willingness to testify before Congress concerning the what he knows about the insider theft of emails from within the Democratic National Committee in July of 2016. Senator Paul told the Gateway Pundit that Assange probably has important and new information concerning quote/unquote the hack. I think that he should be given immunity from prosecution in exchange for coming to the United States and testifying, said Sen. Paul. Interestingly, pressure is mounting for the WikiLeads founder to testify among other Senators. On Aug. 1, Sen. Richard Burr, Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee wrote to Assange at the Embassy of Ecuador in London asking him to make himself available for a closed interview with his committees staff at a mutually-agreeable time and location. Support Our Sponsors: Nobel Gold. Go to Trumpcoin2020.com and use the code Coin to save $5 per coin, or text Coin to 511511. Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeLikeAGenius.co - Ray Mikelonis, an independent representative of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: BillStill.com/StemCell Patriot Flashlight; www.PatriotFlashlight.com -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: https://www.youtube.com/user/bstill3 https://plus.googl...

19:02

Drugs Claim Another Life? Korn lead singer Jonathan Davis estranged wife dead at 39 "IndyWatch Feed War"

Deven Davis, the estranged wife of Korns lead singer Jonathan Davis has died. She was 39.

The 90s rocker and Deven split in 2016 citing irreconcilable differences, however a legal battle was still ongoing as Jonathan had reportedly filed for a domestic violence retraining order on Friday, according to documents obtained by TMZ. A judge granted a temporary order prohibiting custody or visitation with their two children due to her alleged drug use.

The Davis family is brokenhearted over the devastating loss of Deven Davis, a rep for the band told Page Six in a statement on Friday evening. We ask that you respect their privacyand the privacy of those close to the familyand allow them the space to mourn in private. We thank you for your love, understanding and prayers of support during this difficult time.

Deven, a former porn star, had allegedly struggled with drug abuse for 20 years which led to the neglect of their kids, the documents said. Additionally, Jonathan Davis claimed Deven was dating a drug dealer and drug paraphernalia was frequently found in her house.

She also reportedly hadnt been seen for a week.

Although the cause of her death is unclear, TMZ reports that the musician said in his court declaration that Deven has been dependent on prescription and narcotic drugs.

They were married in 2004.

https://pagesix.com/2018/08/17/korn-lead-singer-jonathan-davis-estranged-wife-dead-at-39/

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Saturday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post Saturday nightcap appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Kim Hill talks with David Neiwert The Rise of the Radical Right "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Kim Hill

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/sat-20180818-1004-david_neiwert_-_the_rise_of_the_radical_right-128.mp3

David Neiwert is a journalist, author and expert in American right-wing extremism. He has appeared on Anderson Cooper 360, CNN Newsroom, and The Rachel Maddow Show and is the managing editor of the popular political blog Crooks and Liars. His work has also appeared in the American Prospect, the Washington Post, MSNBC.com, Salon.com, and other publications. His previous books include And Hell Followed With Her: Crossing the Dark Side of the American Border, which won the 2014 International Latino Book Award. His latest book is called Alt America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump, and hell be speaking to it at the WORD Christchurch festival on August 30.

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It would be useful if just once RNZ ran an item about the left wing extremism so prevalent in society today. Furthermore can we stop terming every

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London: 3-year-old rushed to emergency surgery following botched FGM operation "IndyWatch Feed War"

London: 3-year-old rushed to emergency surgery following botched FGM operation
A three-year-old girl was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery after a botched female genital mutilation procedure in Sadiq Khans London. This little girl is an innocent victim of a cultural and religious ideology. It is tragic that Western diversity sycophants have no compassion for the victims of this ideology. Instead, they are apologists for []

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Dispatch from the Salt Mine "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It's been a weird day at "the office" with weird telephone calls, weird e-mails, friends in crisis, bullshit that you wonder --- is it real or total bunk? 

It's after 2300 HRS (11PM) 0600 Zulu Time/GMT (tomorrow) and I'm still at it. I think that I sent off my last e-mail of the evening. Or maybe not, because I'm blogging while I wait to see if there's a response.

Getting older (face it, don't fear the reaper) means that I take things with a great degree of skepticism. A friend called first thing this morning, asking me to lend my good name to the board of advisors for a company that he wants to worm his way into. It's one of those companies where all the hopes and dreams of the creators are based on "magic beans" that they traded value for. I told him how to test the truth of the metal for free and explained that he didn't need a lot of money to do it. There is allegedly a patent on the machine that makes magic things happen. I asked the name of the people involved so that I could do a patent search. That caused consternation.  I wish that I had a dollar for each 'friend' who wanted me to help them refine their idea - one day to be worth billions. Yes, I should be on Shark Tank.

Or somebody wants to give me kittens. That happened the other day and I patiently explained that I didn't want an indoor cat and that taking a cat to the White Wolf Mine would be to introduce it into an environment where there are mountain lions and bobcats that are larger, faster, climb better and are higher on the food chain than felis domesticus.  If they want to feed the mountain lions, coyotes and so forth, there are wild areas a lot closer to home than where I'm headed in a month. 
"Ok, LL, I just thought you might like a cat." (indignant) 
"I'll take it under the conditio...

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Brennan fires new shot at Trump: Hes drunk on power "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Brennan fires new shot at Trump: Hes drunk on power

Trump clearly is not carrying out his responsibilities with any sense of purpose and common sense.

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18:59

Trump Kills Brennans Clearance, 2339 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This is a paid sponsorship by: an unnamed health-providing substance, the ad for which can be found on www.billstill.com Good morning, Im still reporting on: Trump Kills Brennans Clearance, 2339 Synopsis: Let me first say that no one has a right to a security clearance NO One except the President of the United States. Im speaking as a person who has had a security clearance on and off since I was 18. My last cleared position was 5 years ago in the Office of the Secretary of Defense during the Obama presidency. Support Our Sponsors: Nobel Gold. Go to Trumpcoin2020.com and use the code Coin to save $5 per coin, or text Coin to 511511. Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeLikeAGenius.co - Ray Mikelonis, an independent representative of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: BillStill.com/StemCell Patriot Flashlight; www.PatriotFlashlight.com -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: https://www.youtube.com/user/bstill3 https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BillStill http://billstills.blogspot.in/ https://twitter.com/billstill https://www.facebook.com/TheStillReport https://www.pinterest.com/billstills/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/billstill http://billstills.tumblr.com/ https://billstills.wordpress.com/ https://www.diigo.com/profile/billstill https://www.reddit.com/user/billstills/ http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/billstillss Consider becoming a Patreon sponsor: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=3204630 https://youtu.be/Z3McSAX7tdY

18:59

Raddes warbler video "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video is about Raddes warbler, Phylloscopus schwarzi.

These birds live in Siberia and are rare vagrants in western Europe.

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U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger sources "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger sources

Resurrecting the issue of whether companies can be compelled to alter their products to enable surveillance.

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Iran says navy mounts new defense system on warship "IndyWatch Feed War"

Irans navy has mounted a locally built advanced defensive weapons system on one of its warships for the first time, the Iranian navy chief was quoted as saying on Saturday, as tensions mount with the U.S. military in the Gulf.

Irans Revolutionary Guards confirmed earlier this month it held war games in the Gulf, saying they were aimed at confronting possible threats by enemies.

The U.S. militarys Central Command confirmed it had seen increased Iranian naval activity, extending to the Strait of Hormuz, a strategic waterway for oil shipments the Revolutionary Guards have threatened to block.

Iran has been furious over U.S. President Donald Trumps decision to pull out of an international agreement on Irans nuclear program and re-impose sanctions on Tehran.

Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi reiterated that coastal and sea testing of the short range defense Kamand system were concluded successfully, and said this system was mounted on a warship and will be mounted on a second ship soon, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported,

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The Kamand has been dubbed the Iranian Phalanx after an automated machinegun produced by U.S. firm Raytheon whose heavy bullets shred incoming missiles.

Unable to import many weapons because of international sanctions and arms embargoes, Iran has developed a large domestic weapons industry to achieve self-sufficiency in producing military equipment, and often reports on its development of arms which it says are comparable with advanced Western systems.

Reporting by Dubai newsroom; Editing by Toby Chopra

Reuters

18:48

Trump Boom Sparks Record-Breaking Backlog Of Big Rigs "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Trump Boom Sparks Record-Breaking Backlog Of Big Rigs

North American fleets ordered over 52,000 trucks alone in July, an all-time monthly record.

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Why Did Facebook Purge TeleSUR English? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/08/telesur-english-facebook-censorship-news

TeleSUR English is a rare voice of dissent to US foreign policy. Is that why Facebook deleted its page?

The point here isnt that these cases are the same. According to Facebook and others, Jones was removed for violating their policies against hate speech, whereas its never been made clear why teleSUR English has been removed from Facebook twice now. But both point to the trouble of turning wealthy, corporate tech overlords into moderators of content.


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18:45

Nine Years. Is That Enough? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Nine Years. Is That Enough? by ARKADIUSZ SIERO, PHD Sunshine Profits Nine years. Is it short or long? It depends on what we are talking about. In the geological time scale, its a blink of an eye. But in...

The post Nine Years. Is That Enough? appeared first on The Daily Coin.

18:43

Greetings From Iran on Instagram: We will crush America under our feet "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Gen. Qassem Soleimani,[1] who since 1998 has commanded Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) extra-territorial special forces unit, the Qods Force, was designated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury in October 2011 for connection to a plot to assassinate Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir.[2] Earlier, in May 2011, he was also designated under Executive Order 13572, which focuses on human rights abuses in Syria, for his role as IRGC-QF commander,[3] and in July 2005 under E.O. 13382 for his relationship to the IRGC.[4]

In a July 26, 2018 speech, Gen. Soleimani responded to a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump directed at Iranian President Hassan Rohani, stating that President Trump has the rhetoric of man in a casino or a bar, compared him to a gambler, and warned the U.S. not to threaten Iran. Soleimani declared: Know that we are near you, in places that dont come to your mind. We are near you in places that you cant even imagine. We are a nation of martyrdom You know that a war would mean the loss of all your capabilities. You may start the war, but we will be the ones to determine its end.[5]

Instagrams Terms and Conditions include a list of Community Guidelines, which state: Instagram is not a place to support or praise terrorism, organized crime, or hate gr...

18:39

Xenophobic homophobia in Austria "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

Austria: Let us stay! Afghan asylum-seekers march against deportations in Vienna

20 May 2017

Hundreds marched against the deportation of asylum-seekers to Afghanistan, on the streets of Vienna on Saturday, under the motto Afghanistan is not safe, let us stay.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

AUSTRIA: An immigration official has been disciplined for linguistic lapses after rejecting an Afghan mans application for asylum on grounds of homosexuality.

Homosexuality is illegal in Afghanistan and those who murder gay people can use the victims sexuality as a mitigating factor, making it an honour killing with reduced penalties.

The Austrian official told the applicant that neither the way you walk, nor your behaviour, nor your clothes even slightly suggested you might be homosexual.

Right-wing Austrian bureaucrats may not know, but: LGBTQ people, like straight people, walk with two legs. Like with straight people, there are very big individual differences in behaviour among LGBTQ people. Like with straight people, there are big differences in ways LGBTQ people dress.

18:38

Breaking: Syrian Army resumes heavy attack on southern Idlib "IndyWatch Feed War"

By  Leith Aboufadel   2018-08-18 BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) For the fifth time this week, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has launched a powerful attack on the southern axis of the Idlib Governorate. Backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF), the Syrian Arab Army fired a large number of missiles and artillery shells towards the []

18:34

The Maltese Fulcrum Sketchy Mueller Sentence Recommendation For Papadopoulos Plea Likely 30 Days Incarceration "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In a late Friday submission to the court (full pdf below) Special Counsel Robert Mueller has presented a sentencing memo recommending 30 days jail for George Papadopoulos. The basic charge against Papadopoulos was lying about the timing and substance of Continue reading

18:30

Morning Prayer for Saturday, August 18, 2018 Seeking a Power greater than ourselves "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Thought for the Day

We of agnostic temperament have found that as soon as we were able to lay aside prejudice and express a willingness to believe in a Power greater than ourselves, we commenced to get results, even though it was impossible for any of us to fully define or comprehend that Power, which we call God. As soon as you can say that you do believe or are willing to believe, you are on your way. Upon this simple cornerstone a wonderfully effective spiritual structure can be built. Am I willing to depend on a Power that I cannot fully define or comprehend?

Meditation for the Day

We seek Gods presence and they who seek shall find. It is not a question of searching so much as an inner consciousness of the Divine spirit in your heart. To realize Gods presence you must surrender to His will in the small as well as in the big things of life. This makes Gods guidance possible. Some things separate you from God a false word, a fear-inspired failure, a harsh criticism, a stubborn resentment. These are the things that put a distance between your mind and God. A word of love, a selfless reconciliation, and a kind act of helpfulness these bring God closer.

Prayer for the Day

I pray that I may think and say and do the things that bring God closer to me. I pray that I may find Him in a sincere prayer, a kind word, or an unselfish deed.

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18:30

Whats holding the Arab world back? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post Whats holding the Arab world back? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

18:30

Saturday Night at the Movies "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Tell England (1931)

Innocents in Paris (1953)

Scorned and Swindled

18:29

New child killing in Yemen disgrace to Saudi, US "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Houthis: New child killing in Yemen disgrace to Saudi, US Thousands of Yemenis vent their anger at Riyadh and Washington on August 13, 2018 as they take part in a mass funeral in the city of Saada, where an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition killed dozens of people, mostly children. (Photo by AFP) Yemens Houthi Ansarullah movement says []

18:25

Migrant Workers, Asylum Seekers, Homeless Used To Cleanup At Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Site; UN Experts Raise The Alarm "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Workers hired to decontaminate Fukushima reportedly include migrant workers, asylum seekers and people who are homeless, Tens of thousands of workers have been recruited over the past seven years under the decontamination programme. Japans Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare indicates on its website that 46,386 workers were employed in 2016; and the Radiation Worker Central Registration Centre of Japan has indicated that as many as 76,951 decontamination workers were hired in the five-year period up to 2016 (UN News Release, 16 August 2018)

Plight of homeless in Fukushima cleanup
Posted:Sun, 29 Dec 2013 23:15:00 -0500 Dec. 30 Brokers recruit and sell homeless people as workers to clear the site of Japans wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant. Ruairidh Villar reports.
http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USVideoMostWatched/~3/NqZLFWHi8KQ/plight-of-homeless-in-fukushima-cleanup

The US Recovery Act paid for around 2500 poor unemployed people to work at Savannah River Nuclear Site in South Carolina. Savannah River Nuclear Site has also been a top welfare to work employer. Some workers went to clean up at Hanford nuclear site too with the Recovery Act stimulus monies.

In Matthew 25, Jesus said: Most certainly I tell you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels. Why should it be the poor, unemployed and homeless who must clean up the nuclear sites? The least of these?

During the UKs Windscale Nuclear disaster, police volunteered the back seat rows of the cinema.

At Chernobyl robots could not withstand the high levels of radiation, so men were picked off the streets and forced onto the roof to work, where they received a lifetime dose of radiation in one and a half minutes. They were sent home and forgotten and so their deaths were not counted. Of 800 of those put on the roof, survivors estimate the number of dead (5 years on) at 350, i.e. 44%. Around 600,000 men were drafted from all over the (now former) Soviet Union to clean up around Chernobyl.

Japan must act urgently to protect tens of thousands of workers who are reportedly being exploited and exposed to toxic nuclear radiation in efforts to clean up the damaged Fukushima Daichi Nuclear Power Station, say three UN human rights experts (UN News Release, August 16, 2018)

UN News Release:
Japan: Fukushima clean-up workers, including homeless, at grave risk of exploitation, say UN experts...

18:21

What does the US government know about you? "IndyWatch Feed World"

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How much does the US government know about you? Its not a question easily answered. The US government operates the largest and most advanced spying, surveillance, and data collection programs on the planet. Read More

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Trump Kills Brennans Clearance (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Trump Kills Brennans Clearance Video Bill Still Let me first say that no one has a right to a security clearance NO One except the President of the United States. Im speaking as a person who has...

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All Sanctions Against Russia Are Based on Lies Including #Skripal "IndyWatch Feed War"

All Sanctions Against Russia Are Based on Lies Eric ZUESSE All of the sanctions (economic, diplomatic, and otherwise) against Russia are based on clearly demonstrable intentional falsehoods; and the sanctions which were announced on August 8th are just the latest example of this consistent tragic fact a fact which will be proven here, with []

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Prayer and Meditation for Saturday, August 18, 2018 Renouncing the ways of the world "IndyWatch Feed War"

The swift path to recovery of virtue consists of the silencing of the lips, the closure of the eyes and the stopping of the ears. For once the intellect has achieved this kind of intermission and has sealed off the external, it begins to understand itself and its own activities.

This is why humans need to meditate.

From: On The Practice of the Virtues, By Nikitas Stithatos, biographer of St Symeon the New Theologian, in the book The Philokalia

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Art: Jesus and the Children by Del Parson

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Saturday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 418

Reading 1 EZ 18:1-10, 13B, 30-32

The word of the LORD came to me:
Son of man, what is the meaning of this proverb
that you recite in the land of Israel:Fathers have eaten green grapes,
thus their childrens teeth are on edge?As I live, says the Lord GOD:
I swear that there shall no longer be anyone among you
who will repeat this proverb in Israel.
For all lives are mine;
the life of the father is like the life of the son, both are mine;
only the one who sins shall die.If a man is virtuousif he does what is right and just,
if he does not eat on the mountains,
nor raise his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel;
if he does not defile his neighbors wife,
nor have relations with a woman in her menstrual period;
if he oppresses no one,
gives back the pledge received for a debt,
commits no robbery;
if he gives food to the hungry and clothes the naked;
if he does not lend at interest nor exact usury;
if he holds off from evildoing,
judges fairly between a man and his opponent;
if he lives by my statutes and is careful to observe my ordinances,
that man...

18:02

Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent: The Rise of Chinas Tech Giants "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Home to both Tmall (B2C) and Taobao (C2C)Chinas top online marketplacesAlibaba has taken its legacy worldwide with foreign-facing AliExpress. But the real treasure trove of real-world data lies in Alipay, Alibabas mobile payments platform.

While mobile payments make up less than one percent of overall in-store transaction volume in the US, they are almost indispensable in China.

Pedestrians pay street-side fruit vendors using QR codes. Charitable givers use Alipay or Wechat Wallet when donating to relief funds or directly to affected families. And at one Hangzhou-based KFC, Alipay debuted the concept of paying with your face.

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A Motion Coprocessor Without The Proprietary Layer "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

When you have a complex task that would sap the time and energy of your microprocessor, it makes sense to offload it to another piece of hardware. We are all used to this in the form of the graphics chipsets our computers use specialised processors whose computing power in that specific task easily outshines that of our main CPU. This offloading of tasks is just as relevant at the microcontroller level too. One example is the EM Microelectronics EM7180 motion co-processor. It takes input from a 3-axis gyroscope/accelerometer and magnetometer, acting for all intents and purposes as a fit-and-forget component. Given an EM7810, your host can determine its heading and speed at a simple command, with no need for any hard work.

[Kris Winer] used the EM7810, but frustrated at its shortcomings decided to create a more versatile alternative. The result is a small PCB holding a Maxim MAX32660 ARM Cortex M4F microcontroller and the relevant sensors, with the MAX32660s increased power and integrated flash easily eclipsing the EM7810.

As a design exercise its an interesting read even if you have no need for one. His write-up goes into detail on the state of the motion coprocessor art, and then looks carefully at pushing the limits of what is possible using an inexpensive PCB fabrication house such as OSH Park you can get this chip as a Wafer-Level Package (WLP) which is definitely off-limits. Even with the TQFN-24 he picked though, the result is a tiny board and were happy to see it as an entry in the Return of the Square Inch Project!

It is perhaps surprising how few projects like this one make it into our sphere, as a community we tend to focus upon making one processor do all the hard work. But with the ready availability of inexpensive and powerful devices, perhaps this is an approach that we should reconsider.

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Cyst Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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Thank you "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



As Sue noted in her Medley post, James Kirkup wrote an extremely detailed critique of the BBC's coverage of transgender issue this week, and I think his criticisms of the corporation in this case are completely justified and irrefutable - especially his devastating debunking of a BBC Reality Check piece. 

"When its good, is first-class public service journalism", he wrote of Reality Check, though as transgender issues are an area of special interest to him he managed to see through this particular Reality Check piece on this occasion. A masked commenter below the article had this to say about that:
The BBC's Reality Check feature is 'first-class public service journalism'? LOL! Welcome to the real world of the BBC, James. You may have liked the angle previous entries took on other topics (Trump, Brexit), but you just agree with them. The BBC journalism in Reality Check is very often like this.
Anyhow, this post is mainly here to thank rockylives, who posted a lovely comment about our little two-handed blog, including:
The people who run the excellent blog "Is The BBC Biased" are scrupulously careful in their criticisms of our national broadcaster and regularly compile detailed and exhaustive reports to support their arguments. They give the BBC the benefit of the doubt where appropriate and do not automatically assume bad faith on its part or the part of its presenters and journalists.
Much appreciated!

17:56

Disgracebook: Work With Us or Die "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

According to witnesses who were present at the meeting a private conversation with Australian news publishers and broadcasters, Facebooks head of news partnerships told the group that if they do not work with Facebook that their businesses would die.

The comment is totally at odds with the effect that Facebook claims to have on journalism. At the meeting, the Facebook executive in question had been speaking about revitalizing journalism, and later stated that our goal at Facebook what the team works on every day with publishers and reporters around the world is to help journalism succeed and thrive, both on our platform and off.

Although Facebook has demonstrated a pattern of removing or blocking content from its website, the news last week that Alex Jones InfoWars media outlet had been removed from a number of social media platforms (including Facebook) has caused renewed interest in the topic of internet censorship. It has also highlighted the market dominance of Facebook, Google and YouTube, which collectively with the mainstream media, now control a dangerous proportion of the information consumers are accessing.

It is noteworthy that Australias competition regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), is currently investigating whether Facebook and Google have disrupted the news media market to the detriment o...

17:54

Israeli (Apartheid State) Soldiers Kill Two Palestinians, injure 270, In Gaza "IndyWatch Feed War"

Update: Israeli Soldiers Kill Two Palestinians, injure 270, In Gaza     18 Aug 2:44 AM The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, two Palestinians and injured 270 others, including 60 who were shot with live fire. The Ministry said the soldiers killed Karim Abu Fatayer, 30, []

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Bushmaster snakes video "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 10 August 2018 video says about itself:

The Bushmaster Breeds Killer Babies | National Geographic

The bushmaster is the largest pit viper in the world and has a very venomous bite.

17:50

Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan prime minister "IndyWatch Feed War"

 

Imran Khan at a session of the National assembly in Islamabad, Pakistan, 17 August 2018Imran Khan has vowed to hold corrupt politicians to account. EPA photo

Former cricketer Imran Khan has been sworn-in as the new prime minister of Pakistan, more than two decades after he entered politics.

He was elected prime minister in a vote at the countrys National Assembly on Friday.

His PTI party won the most seats in Julys elections and Mr Khan has become PM with the help of small parties.

Correspondents say his priority will be to address a financial crisis, with the economy in need of a huge bailout.

On Saturday morning, Mr Khan was tearful and smiled as he stumbled over some of the words of his oath, led by the countrys President Mamnoon Hussain.

Members of the 1992 cricket World Cup winning team that Mr Khan captained to victory watched the ceremony alongside senior PTI figures and military officials.

A man looks at a television screen displaying cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan swearing in as Prime Minister of PakistanMr Khan was sworn in as PM after more than 20 years on the political sidelines

In Fridays vote, Mr Khan was backed by 176 members. His opponent, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shahbaz Sharif, received 96 votes.

In a speech to parliament, 65-year-old Mr Khan reiterated his campaign promise to hold corrupt politicians to account, and to improve opportunities for young people.

First of all, we will start strict accountability. I promise to my God that everyone who looted this country will be made accountable, he said.

I did not climb on any dictators shoulders; I reached this place after struggling...

17:48

Are the mainstream U.S. news media evil? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Source By Eric Zuesse for The Saker Blog August 15, 2018 William Binney, the U.S. National Security Agencys former technical director for global analysis, has, for the past year, been globe-trotting to investigate the actual evidence regarding the official Russiagate investigations, and he finds that the Special Counsel, Robert Mueller, who is prosecuting Russias []

17:46

Classic Aussie Crime Drama: Water Rats S02 E16 Fireworks "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

.S02 E05 truth or Dare not found

Water Rats is an Australian TV police procedural broadcast on the Nine Network from 1996 to 2001. The series was based on work of the men and women of the Sydney Water Police who fight crime around Sydney Harbour and surrounding locales. The show was set on and around Goat Island in Sydney Harbour.

Water Rats premiered on 12 February 1996, and ran for six seasons and 177 episodes. Colin Friels and Catherine McClements were the original stars of the series and were instrumental in the shows early success. They both departed the show in 1999. In later seasons, Steve Bisley, Aaron Pedersen and Dee Smart became the shows main stars.

For the sixth and final season in 2001, the show concentrated more on the cops personal lives rather than just focusing on the crimes committed. The Nine Network cancelled the show after six seasons. Executive Producer Kris Noble blamed escalating costs for the cancellation. However, Bisley and Smart had also just quit the show, and the series had already been suffering a ratings battle following the departure of Friels and McClements in 1999. 

17:45

Decline in the Fall (Or Late Summer, Anyway) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Decline in the Fall (Or Late Summer, Anyway) by Fred Gibbon by Fred Reed UNZ Review I am not sure why people write columns. Partly from boredom, I suppose, or lack of anything better to do. Partly from...

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17:44

Cameroon pangolin, ivory and firearm seizures "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

National Park (East Cameroon)
Media Terre
August 13, 2018

https://www.mediaterre.org/actu,20180813083049,6.html

16 ivory tusks, 15 kg of pangolin scales, numerous weapons, war ammunition
and hunting seized during the first half of 2018.

This is the result of surveillance operations in the Boumba Bek National
Park in the Boumba-et-Ngoko Department (Eastern Region).

Indeed, the work of August 10, 2018 in the city of Yokadouma, chaired by
Nicolas Tamaffo, the curator of the Technical Unit Operational (Uto)
Southeast, focused on the record of the fight against poaching, during the
first semester of the current year.

The level of collaboration between the different monitoring units, the
results obtained and the possibility of improving these actions in the
field were the focus of this work.

Despite the means and efforts made, there are still pockets of resistance
that continue to be rife with wildlife law violators; encourage by the
passivity of the local residents, noted Nicolas Tamaffo, also delegate
departmental Forest and Wildlife Boumba and Ngoko.

To achieve the expected goal, the work resulted in a few recommendations.

Namely: the introduction of a premium / bonus for seizure of hunting
equipment by eco-guards and other members of village anti-poaching
committees; implementation of jointly planned anti-poaching activities
between sectors for the fourth quarter; the organization of coordination
meetings, at least once every three months; the assignment of at least one
weapon in each surveillance sector, 05 permanent eco-guards and a
motorcycle.

Heads of post, it is recommended a good management team and equipment
available to them.

For the record, Boumba Bek National Park (238,255 ha), created in 2005, is
one of the national parks of Cameroon (Central African country).

It is located in the south-east of the country, near the border with Congo.
It is estimated at 180 the number of mammals.

https://www.mediaterre.org/actu,20180813083049,6.html

17:43

Silicon Valley idealism at odds with China market The lure of money over principle "IndyWatch Feed War"

Google wants to organize the worlds information; Facebook wants to connect everyone.

Google workers outrage over the notion of censoring searches to appease Chinese officials highlights the dilemma US tech companies face in accessing the lucrative market.

Using technology to make the world better is a well-worn mantra in Silicon Valley, preached so strongly by internet companies such as Google and Facebook that it has become part of their identity.

That idealism has repeatedly run headlong into a wall of reality when it comes to internet firms needing to compromise with the interests of governments that have oppressive approaches to online activity.

The tech industry had a utopian view of the world and of itself, said Irina Raicu, director of the internet ethics program at Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley.

Its running up against its own narrative of how it holds certain values.

After portraying itself as a champion of making all the worlds information freely available, Google would be hard-pressed to explain taking part in online censorship in China, according to Raicu.

AFP/File | Using technology to make the world better is a well-worn mantra in Silicon Valley, preached so strongly by internet companies such as Google and Facebook that it has become part of their identity

Hundreds of Google employees were said to have signed a protest letter after reports that the company is working on a censor-friendly search engine to get back into China.

The employees are demanding to know more about the supposed Dragonfly project so they can weigh the moral significance of their work at the company.

We are seeing technologists start to flex their power, Raicu said.

They do want to change the world for the better, and this goes against that.

Do no evil

Silicon Valley companies share global ethics challenges with other industries, but they face employee rebellion and user scrutiny because of having built images of being devoted to doing good, or at least no evil.

Facebook is banned in China, but that has not stopped the leading online social network from exploring the potential to establish a beachhead there, even if only for an incubator that nurtures local entrepreneurs.

Facebook last year discretely released a photo sharing mobile application, named Colorful Balloons, in China. Two years ago, it reportedly worked on a censorship tool that would filter out posts on forbidden topics there.

Even Apple, the wor...

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$3.8billion Egina Fpso project: Dont ignore foreign companies corrupt activities in Nigeria, group tells FG "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A group of young professionals have raised an alarm over what it describes as colossal attempt by foreign companies with the intent to instigate massive corruption and further undermine existing local content laws in Nigeria through what the group termed contract manipulation and advanced form of bribery which, it says, has caused an increase in []

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17:33

Message to Andrew Cuomo There is nothing wrong with America, that cannot be cured by what is right with America. "IndyWatch Feed War"

Though Bill Clinton was a far better talker than he was an orator, at least one of his sentences should be carved in stone: There is nothing wrong with America, he said in his 1993 Inaugural Address, that cannot be cured by what is right with America. Thats a line Andrew Cuomo might want to commit to memory.

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The New York governor is in the news for saying on Wednesday that America was never that great. He went on to explain that the U.S. will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged while complaining that Donald Trumps Make America Great Again slogan was retrospective and intended to return the country to darker times past.

As political gifts to the Trump 2020 campaign go, its hard to think of one so perfectly wrapped. Fox News was all over it. So was Stephen Colbert. For conservatives, the remark is proof of moral ignominy; for liberals, of political stupidity. And it was particularly rich coming from someone whose own campaign slogan, from 2010, was, Together, we can make New York great again.

But its also a statement more than a few people agree with, not least among progressives Cuomo is trying to woo in his primary campaign against challenger Cynthia Nixon. So its worth reminding ourselves of just what it is that really makes America great.

By Bret Stephens
The New York Times

Its in that Clinton line: A capacity for adjustment, self-correction and renewal, unequaled among the nations, and inscribed in our founding charter. Unalienable Rights. The consent of the governed. The pursuit of Happiness. Created equal.

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Other countries rise on strengths that ultimately become their failings...

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Israel is changing the meat industry "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post Israel is changing the meat industry appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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And The Parish Council Gathered......... "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

.......... for it's August meeting.

Two clerics killed in eastern Turkey in armed attack amid imams debate


I wonder if they confirmed the minutes of their July meeting?

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USA - Potsdam Mass medication "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Fluoridation of the public water is a public health threat. The act of medicating a population, against the will of a large percentage of that population, is criminal. According to advocates of fluoridation, this is a medical intervention to prevent dental caries in children, with an emphasis on the poor. While some may have good intentions, the ethics of the issue remain the same. Opponents to fluoride are not given a way to opt out of this dental treatment.

According to medical ethics in civilized societies a patient's rights include informed consent for any medical treatment, which proponents suggest is the reason for the current policy. There are numerous scientists who have concluded that fluoridation poses a risk to human development, including the brain. Fluoridation of the public water supply results in lowered IQ, according to many scientists. Even if there is a chance for a decline in mental health for one child, fluoridation is wrong. There are many other health and environmental concerns related to this issue. Sacrificing brain and bone health for dental health is not a good tradeoff. 

The current recommendations are based on out-of-date data. Let's come together as a community and do what is best for everyone. People who want to fluoridate themselves can, even the poor. Public health policy should be geared toward making healthy dietary choices more affordable and ensuring the poor have a livable wage, not mass medication.

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ISIS given breathing space in parts of Syria under US-backed forces control "IndyWatch Feed War"

ISIS given breathing space in parts of Syria under US-backed forces control Islamic State managed to regain access to Syrian oil fields and make profits from selling oil, a new UN report reveals. While the UN did not point fingers, the IS reemergence seems to occur in areas held by the US-backed forces. Islamic State []

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Saudi Cleric Tortured to Death! "IndyWatch Feed War"

Local Editor A detained Saudi cleric, Suleiman al-Doweesh, has been tortured to death during his incarceration, following a crackdown on suspected critics of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, according to reports. Twitter account prisoners of conscience documents those held in Saudi Arabias crackdown. In a tweet posted on Tuesday, it said: We confirm the news []

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Casual Observation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

It looks likely that there is at least one juror in the Paul Manafort trial who is annoying their peers. It's never a good sign when the jury asks the judge to provide a definition of reasonable doubt. Of course, the judge explained that the government doesn't have to remove any possible doubt, so that likely gave the other jurors the ammunition they were looking for.

Likewise, the judge answered their question on tax law by explaining that, yes, Paul Manafort had to fill out a FBAR form, so that shot down another possible objection to convicting him.

Still, there seems to be a holdout so a mistrial is a real possibility.

Discuss

Georgia is Back to Jim Crow Tactics "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Its getting old detailing all the crappy ways that Republicans try to game elections rather than just going out and trying to win them. The latest comes from Georgia, where the game is to hold down black turnout by closing the polling places most convenient to black folks:

Civil rights advocates are objecting to a proposal to close about 75 percent of polling locations in a predominantly black south Georgia county.

The Randolph County elections board is scheduled to meet Thursday to discuss a proposal that would eliminate seven of nine polling locations in the county, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia. Included in the proposed closures is Cuthbert Middle School where nearly 97 percent of voters are black.

There is strong evidence that this was done with intent to make it harder for African Americans, ACLU of Georgia attorney Sean Young said. The ACLU has sent a letter to the elections board demanding that the polling places remain open and has filed open records requests for information about the proposal to close the polling places.

This is the kind of stuff that the Voting Rights Act was supposed to prevent. A state like Georgia with a history of black disenfranchisement isnt supposed to be able to move around polling places without getting preclearance from the Department of Justice. But that all ended when the pre-Gorsuch, pre-Kavanaugh Roberts Court decided it was conservative enough to declare racism obsolete.

In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court rolled back Voting Rights Act requirements that required many jurisdictions to receive permission before changing ways people are allowed to vote. They used to have to prove the voting changes werent discriminatory, but thats no longer the case.

This is an example of what localities are doing without the pre-clearance requirement, Andrea Young said.

In addition to statewide offices, Randolph County voters will also vote for state legislative seats in November. All nine polling locations were used during this years primary and Republican run-off, so it is unclear why the locations would be closed down, Andrea Young said.

Since the Democrats nominated a charismatic black woman as their gubernatorial candidate, the Good Old Boys are naturally tapping into their inner Lester Maddox.

But theyll just say that Lester Maddox was a Democrat and the Democrats are the real racists. And, in any case...

Trump Rallies Are Spiritually Debased "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I get what Alex Wagner is trying to say, but I think shes off on several points. For starters, theres really nothing surprising or especially meaningful about the fact that you can find genuine joy at a Trump rally. Wagner points out that Trumpism is an invitation for people to unmask themselves, but theres an element of unmasking and discovery in many if not most mass gatherings. Ill give you three examples from my own life.

Back when I was on Dead Tour, Id routinely have people pull up alongside my car and give me a big smile or a double thumbs up. It often took me a moment to understand that theyd seen my Dead bumper sticker and assumed that Id be a friendly member of the tribe. The actual concerts were like this on a large scale, with people from all corners of the world converging for a common purpose and then creating a temporary micro-culture filled with extraordinary good will and its own transgressive set of rules and values. The music was the organizing event, but the ability to impose our will and overwhelm the cops for three days in this city and then three days in that city? That gave us a feeling of real solidarity and power that we lacked when we were back home and atomized across the country.

Another example was the memorial service for my close high school friend Bobby Sheehan, the bass player for Blues Traveler who passed away in 1999. The service was held in a large church in Brooklyn and the whole surrounding neighborhood became its own culture for about six hours that day. The occasion couldnt have been sadder or more tragic for the people involved, but it wasnt long before everyone was walking around with giant smiles on their faces, ecstatic to see old friends and genuinely elevated by the discovery that there were thousands of people sharing their grief. There was something transgressive about feeling so much happiness on such a properly somber occasion, but that didnt prevent it from happening on a wide scale.

The last example Ill provide is the Yearly Kos convention that was held in Las Vegas in 2006. Most of the conventioneers in that inaugural conference had only known each other previously by pseudonymous user names. We actually had both our user and real names on our badges, so we were doubly unmasking ourselves. It seemed like half the attendees were skipping or walking on air, and that was the result of finding likeminded people in a country still in the grip of the Big Post-9/11 Fear. Two years earlier, we had been isolated, shouting impotently at our televisions. Now we were getting down to work to win Congress back from Denny Hastert and Tom DeLay and bring an end to the war. When we had been alone, they picked us off as unpatriotic, but now we had...

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IMPORTANT Michael Pillsbury: China Has New Respect For U.S. Trade Strategy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Sad Panda increasingly frustrated as disruptor Trump heaps vociferous praise on Chairman Xi, while simultaneously out maneuvering Beijings geopolitical economic strategy. China expert Michael Pillsbury discusses the current environment around the Beijing leadership with Fox host Tucker Carlson.  This is Continue reading

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Down Memory Lane with Gavin Esler "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



If you haven't read it already, David Keighley's latest post at The Conservative Woman is especially worth catching up with -  and not just because it mentions me! 

David takes on Gavin Esler's "avalanche of ad hominem bile" at The New European (something we wrote about last weekend) and notes the former BBC man's "wildly risible pantomime division of the world into heroes and villains". Gavin naturally casts himself among the heroes:
Hero 2: Himself! Esler outlines how he has had a brilliant career in journalism and throughout was accurate, fair and balanced. But now thanks to the noble work of Collins & co it has been revealed that those pillars are cracking because of assaults by those who support views he does not like, such as Brexit, taxpayer-value-for-money, and climate change scepticism. So he an intrepid warrior for Truth is valiantly stopping the rot by name-calling.
Here, from the ITBB archives, are just a few of "accurate, fair and balanced" Gavin's strictly impartial bon mots from his glory days on the BBC (especially Dateline London):

Donald Trump really is a fat-shaming, ill-informed, tax-avoiding misogynist who routinely insults people of other races. Why is this election even close? And why...

17:15

Food VS Gold in SHTF (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Food VS Gold in SHTF Video Canadian Prepper TDC Note You cant eat dollars either, so what. But you can start a fire with them, as that is how much value they store already. From my perspective, it...

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US gets caught with pants down in Yemen "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Saudi support for Islamic extremism started in the early 1960s as a counter to Nasserismthe socialist political ideology that came out of the thinking of Egypts Gamal Abdel Nasserwhich threatened Saudi Arabia and led to war between the two countries along the Yemen border."

America Becomes More Like Chinas Surveillance State "IndyWatch Feed War"

Los Angeles will be implementing body scanning technology to its mass transit systems, the New York Times reported this week, becoming the first city to do so.

Why it matters: Jay Stanley, senior policy analyst at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), told Axios the technology revolution that were seeing in other areas is definitely affecting law enforcement, and all too often these technologies are being deployed without telling let alone asking the affected communities.

Police officers wearing A.I.-powered smart glasses with facial recognition in Luoyang, China. Credit Reuters

Facial recognition

Amazon is selling facial recognition technology, called Rekognition, to police departments claiming it helps identify persons of interest against a collection of millions of faces in real-time, per Wired.

  • Police in Orlando have been using it to run real-time facial recognition on a network of cameras throughout the city, The Verge reports.

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The other side: Georg...

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Child abuse, Roman Catholic ecclesiastical law not working "IndyWatch Feed World"

Pope Francis I and child abuse survivor Peter Saunders when he joined papal commission in 2014

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Although the Roman Catholic Church has its own legal system, it is unsuitable to prosecute suspects of sexual violence, says Peter Saunders. He was one of the two victims of abuse who took part in the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, set up by Pope Francis.

Last year he and the other victim resigned, partly because they got obstruction from the Vatican. Ecclesiastical courts do not take the victims into account, and if they come to a conviction, then they impose far too light penalties, eg, a life of repentance, says Saunders. A prison term is not an option.

In Pennsylvania, for the first time in history, from outside the church the seriousness and extent of ecclesiastical abuse has been established in a United States American state. It is only one of the fifty states, but it is a beginning.

Soon, the powerful cardinal George Pell will also have to stand trial in Melbourne. Recently, the Australian was the number three man in the Vatican, and he seemed untouchable.

Many Chilean clergy are accused of absuse and the covering...

17:02

Government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger sources "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook Inc ( FB.O ) to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspects voice conversations in a criminal probe, three people briefed on the case said, resurrecting the issue of whether companies can be compelled to alter their products to enable surveillance.

The previously unreported case in a federal court in California is proceeding under seal, so no filings are publicly available, but the three people told Reuters that Facebook is contesting the U.S. Department of Justices demand.

The judge in the Messenger case heard arguments on Tuesday on a government motion to hold Facebook in contempt of court for refusing to carry out the surveillance request, according to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

17:01

Mueller recommends up to six months of jail time for Papadopoulos "IndyWatch Feed War"

Robert Mueller
Robert Mueller. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Special Counsel Robert Mueller recommended up to six months in prison for former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos, reports Reuters.

His reasoning: Mueller called prison for Papadopoulos appropriate and warranted in a court filing after the former campaign aide lied to federal agents investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Papadopoulos is scheduled for sentencing on September 7.

https://www.axios.com/robert-mueller-george-papadapoulos-russia-investigation-df594093-354b-478a-8220-7892a52fb1d4.html

Related:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/mueller-prosecutors-say-prison-is-optional-for-george-papadopoulos-in-russia-probe/2018/08/17/44a194ce-a194-11e8-93e3-24d1703d2a7a_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.3be775817c36

Some Republicans will say how about Hillary Clinton, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Bruce Ohr and a host of others. None of them lied during the investigation?

17:01

Midnight Meme Of The Day! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


by Noah

Guess which man Republicans would happily vote for, even now.

17:00

Amazing homemade inventions "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post Amazing homemade inventions appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

17:00

Proof that historians altered the early history of the Southeast "IndyWatch Feed Tech"





 
 No one really wrote history in those days.  They did write fabricated narratives to rationalize land seizures.  Throw in the ongoing slaving out of indigenous populations that was ongoing behind the scenes and the indigenous political structure fell apart and often disappeared except for those allied with the English in particular.  

Thus when history was attempted, the available information was often apologia for the winners.  Recall that we recently came to understand that the Cherokee meme was likely a transference of tribes allied to the French getting free of the Iroquois confederacy allied to the English.
 
What has so far fallen through the cracks are the important local agrarian economies throughout that collapsed in the process..
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Proof that historians altered the early history of the Southeast

Posted by Richard Thornton | Aug 3, 2018 | American History, Appalachian Mountains, British History, History, Mysteries, South Atlantic Coast, Spanish History | 7 |




https://peopleofonefire.com/proof-that-historians-altered-the-early-history-of-the-southeast.html

Much of what students in the United States read today as the official early history of the Southeast is really modified history created as propaganda to justify British claims to all of North America, Georgias claims to Native American territories or Cherokee claims that they had always lived in the southern App...

17:00

Bill Gates' Slaughter Of Innocents Linked To Tainted Vaccines In China "IndyWatch Feed Tech"




This story is worrisome, not least because there exists a body of ongoing support for naive eugenics and for sterilization as a measure of population control.  This belief system has been part of Nazism in particular.  It has enough inherent credibility to  draw in non rigorous thinkers easily enough.  That is why it all worked so well in Germany along with supression of a moral opposition as irrational.
 
Vaccines may well have a special case by case empirical basis, but even that i now find deeply suspect.  Disease suppression is an effect of well managed sanitation first and of healthy immune systems.  Vulnerability can often be handled on a case by case basis as is Ebola and SARs.
 
The handful of BIG ones succumbed to sanitation and perhaps vaccination in small pox.
 
For that reason i do think that present vaccine enthusiasm is grossly misplaced and also an open door to profiteering and bad science.  The historic conclusions drawn are suspect at the least and possibly dead wrong..



Bill Gates' Slaughter Of Innocents Linked To Tainted Vaccines In China

In a predominantly one-child per couple society, Chinese parents and grandparents have been alarmed and distressed since mid-July by a malpracticde scandal involving falsification of data on rabies vaccines, following a string of alarming online reports of toxic vaccines. The culprit is privately owned Changsheng Life Sciences based in Changchun in Northeast China, owned by a mysterious female tycoon. Just last summer, the same producer was raided by local police and fined 3.4 million yuan ($500,000) for tainted DPT vaccine (diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus) dosed to children in Shantung Province. The public outcry over a WeChat post that disclosed the defective vaccine scandal (and then was quickly removed) interrupted President Xi Jinpings visit to Rwandas genocide memorial, prompting him to make a hot call...

17:00

How evil happens "IndyWatch Feed Tech"




If i were to attempt to answer this question, i would look first to a deficiency in disciplined rational thinking able to force an objective viewpoint on the self.

The whole architecture of a rational morality has been constructed painstakingly over the past centuries.  That it needed to be done surely argues that it is not naturally won.  In facyt is is easliy said that good behavior is rather unnatural.

Thus we learn that good behavior is a learned process as amazingly is love itself as against lust and raw attachment.  Philosophical love is driven by the rational practice of forgiveness and goes hand in hand.

We do not learn how to respond physically to an attractive member of the opposite sex.  We are wired to respond.  I do think though that we can learn to transition that natural power in unwanted directions and lose the governors in the process.  I base that on the known fact that this does not happen with other creatures provided the right conditions are provided.  It is clearly anomalous and actually unnatural.  

I do suspect that evil is linked to our built in wiring that operates around the natural community which is actually primitive inasmuch as it handles around 150 relationships.  Leadership within that community is naturally accepted and even deferred to in terms of personal decisions.  If the leader is weak minded it is easy to have bad results.

Our mental independence actually operates inside the natural rule of twelve which is much more compact.  Break out of that and we naturally submit to the natural community which can easily be a mob.. 


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17:00

Cannabis Oil Heals Infant's Cancer Physician Calls Him 'Miracle Baby' "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


 
What has become clear is that Cannabis oil is the best first response to all diagnosed cancers.  A cure is not necessarily certain, nor should it be, but improvement is powerfully indicated and that is good enough.

In fact from this it is clear that you even have the time to do this first in any event.  Going immediately on this oil at the outset allows the doctors to initially run a watch and see program which should be done anyway for the first several months.

At worst you will know a lot more about the disease and may be able to be more effective with either surgery or even chemo..  Chemo can even be tested fo levels of side effects.
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Cannabis Oil Heals Infant's Cancer Physician Calls Him 'Miracle Baby'

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16:54

Googles Sergey Brin Laments Lost Decade In China "IndyWatch Feed War"

Mozilla, another progressive U.S. internet player, ceded moral high ground to stay in China

August 17, 2018, 8:22 PM EDT
Sundar Pichai, left, speaks while Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, listens during a press conference at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, California, in 2011. Photographer: David Paul Morris

Google executives admitted for the first time this week that theyre looking to get their search engine up and running in China after a hiatus of almost a decade.

At the companys weekly all-staff meeting, the project was discussed by co-founder Sergey Brin the very executive most closely associated with the decision in 2010 to pull out of China. It was a widely lauded move by Google managers, led by Brin, who argued that theyd rather leave than subject their search tool to Chinas stringent rules that filter out politically sensitive results, such as the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.

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The change of heart is also the clearest sign yet that some Googlers view the pullout as a costly miscalculation. Thats locked the company out of what is now the largest internet market, where hundreds of millions of people use homegrown services from Baidu Inc., Tencent Holdings Ltd., Meituan Dianping and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. to search, communicate, order food and shop on...

16:52

170 Dead, Thousands of Flood Victims Await Rescue in India "IndyWatch Feed World"

NEW DELHI Thousands of stranded people were waiting for rescue Saturday as relentless monsoon floods batter the south Indian state of Kerala, where more than 170 have died in a little over a week and much of the state is at least partially submerged.

More than 300,000 people have taken shelter in over 1,500 state-run relief camps, officials said. But authorities and local media outlets said they were being inundated with calls for assistance.

We are receiving multiple repetetitive rescue requests, the office of the states top official, Pinarayi Vijayan, said in a Friday tweet, asking those in need to provide their exact location, landmarks and the number of stranded people when they call for help.

Heavy rains since Aug. 8 have triggered floods and landslides and caused homes and bridges to collapse across Kerala, a famously picturesque state known for its quiet tropical backwaters and beautiful beaches. Many roads and railways have been shut, and one of the states major airports, in the city of Kochi, has also closed.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Saturday with the states top officials, promising more than $70 million in aid. While the central government has dispatched multiple military units to Kerala, state officials are pleading for additional help.

Please ask Modi to give us helicopters, give us helicopters . please, please! state legislator Saji Cherian said on a Kerala-based TV news channel, the Indian Express newspaper reported.

Over 300 people have died in Kerala since the monsoon started in June, including more than 170 since torrential rains began in August.

More than 1,000 people have lost their lives in seven Indian states since the start of the monsoon season.

16:49

What Should the EU Do About the Turkish Currency Crisis? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Turkish lira has been under significant pressure in recent weeks. What is the EUs exposure to possible crisis in Turkey and how should the EU react?

16:46

Marap modular downloader opens the doors to further attacks "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Researchers discovered a new modular downloader, tracked as Marap malware, that is being used in large campaigns targeting financial institutions.

Researchers from Proofpoint have spotted a new modular downloader in large campaigns targeting financial institutions, experts believe the malicious code could be used to deliver additional malware in future attacks.

Earlier August, Proofpoint reported several large email campaigns delivering millions of messages with the intent of spreading the modular Marap malware. The modular structure of the Marap malware allows the attackers to add new attack features and to deliver additional payload in infected systems.

Proofpoint researchers recently discovered a new downloader malware in a fairly large campaign (millions of messages) primarily targeting financial institutions. The malware, dubbed Marap (param backwards), is notable for its focused functionality that includes the ability to download other modules and payloads. reads the analysis published by Proofpoint.

The modular nature allows actors to add new capabilities as they become available or download additional modules post infection. To date, we have observed it download a system fingerprinting module that performs simple reconnaissance.

The campaigns present many similarities with attacks attributed to the cybercrime gang tracked as TA505. The spam messages used differed attachments to spread the malware, including Microsoft Excel Web Query files, password-protected ZIP files containing the Query files, PDFs with embedded Query files, and Word documents containing macros.

The name Marap comes after its command and control (C&C) phone home parameter param spelled backwards, it is written in C and implements a few notable anti-analysis features.

Anti-Analysis features include:

  • Most of the Windows API function calls are resolved at runtime using a hashing algorithm, in Marap this algorithm appears to be custom.
  • Use of timing checks at the beginning of important functions that can elude debugging and sandboxing of the malware. If the calculated sleep time is too short, the malware exits.
  • String obfuscation.
  • Anti-analysis check that compares the systems MAC address to a list of virtual machine vendors. If a virtual machine is detected and a configuration flag is set, the malware may exit.

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16:45

Gold Miners Q218 Fundamentals "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Gold Miners Q218 Fundamentals by Adam Hamilton Zeal, LLC The major gold miners stocks plummeted in brutal cascading selling this week as stops were run.  That shattered strong multi-year support, devastating sentiment among the handful of contrarians remaining in...

The post Gold Miners Q218 Fundamentals appeared first on The Daily Coin.

16:40

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Information Report, April 15, 1979, Meeting with Member of Dutch Parliament "IndyWatch Feed World"

Background

According to the document:

Purpose: To inform the commission of recent discussions with a member of the Dutch Parliament. 

I found reference to this document, which was unnamed, but it was classified. I filed a Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) request on October 11, 2016, and it was finally released on July 26, 2018.

Document Archive

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The post Nuclear Regulatory Commission Information Report, April 15, 1979, Meeting with Member of Dutch Parliament appeared first on The Black Vault.

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16:37

District of Columbia Shoots Back in Tiff on Parade Cancellation "IndyWatch Feed World"

WASHINGTON The cancellation of President Donald Trumps Veterans Day parade came swiftly when senior White House and Pentagon leaders saw the estimated $92 million price tag play out in public, setting off a chaotic volley of tweets and accusations between the president and the mayor of the nations capital.

The drama that unfolded Thursday and Friday also highlighted, not for the first time, a disconnect between the Pentagon and the White House when it comes to turning some of Trumps more mercurial ideas into reality.

While Defense Secretary Jim Mattis dismissed the price estimate for the parade as fiction likening the report of it as the work of someone who had been smoking pot Trump wasnt denying the projected costs. He was lashing out at Washington, D.C., politicians he claimed were to blame for the sky-high price.

When asked to give us a price for holding a great celebratory military parade, they wanted a number so ridiculously high that I cancelled it. Never let someone hold you up! Trump tweeted.

He held out hope of holding the parade next year instead, and said this year he would travel to Paris for events marking the centennial of the end of fighting in World War I, which falls on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Now we can buy some more jet fighters! he added.

Despite Trump blaming municipal authorities for the high estimate, the bulk of the cost was the $50 million Pentagon portion that would cover military aircraft, equipment, personnel and other support. The remaining $42 million would cover costs borne by the city and other agencies and largely involved security costs.

The Republican presidents finger-pointing set off a social media spat with D.C.s Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser. She shot back on Twitter Friday that she was the one who finally got thru to the reality star in the White House with the realities ($21.6M) of parades/events/demonstrations in Trump America (sad).

District of Columbia officials called the price-gouging charge by Trump patently false. A city official said the $21.6 million estimate of the costs the city would incur was their best stab at it, since they did not know what the exact route would be or how long it would last. The official, who wasnt authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, said there had been little interaction with the Pentagon and few details provided.

Trump decided he wanted a military parade in Washington after he attended Frances Bastille Day celebration in the center of Paris last year. Several months later Trump praised the French parade, saying, Were going to have to try and top it.

It was a demand that drew criticism not just from Trumps political opponents but some Republicans too. As the Pentagon began planning for the...

16:36

W&J leaders call on Qld Govt not to extinguish native title "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

MEDIA RELEASE

18 August 2018

 

Traditional Owners vow to continue to defend their land rights against Adani

~ W&J leaders say appeal pending against court decision favouring Adanis land grab

~ Request no action from Queensland Government on extinguishment of native title

~ Senior Counsel advice says the State not obliged to wipe out land title

~ Appeal to UN for urgent action on failure of Australian law to protect the right to free prior informed consent

~ Adani ILUA proves Native Title system needs major reform

 

In the wake of yesterdays adverse Federal Court decision against their challenge to Adanis ILUA,  Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners say yesterdays judgement merely confirms the limitations of the na...

16:30

Daily roundup "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Just a brief note to those readers who like to add their own contributions to Daily roundup in the comments. PLEASE remember that politically incorrect and offensive (but funny) jokes are only to be enjoyed on Mondays in the Comedy corner post which is specifically for that kind of humour. Do not post that kind of humour here. The post Daily roundup appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

16:27

Hidden "VrMode" Found in Nintendo Switch Firmware "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Nintendo's Switch has been hiding a buried "VrMode" for over a year

Hackers have uncovered and tested a screen-splitting "VR Mode" that has been buried in the Switch's system-level firmware for over a year. The discovery suggests that Nintendo at least toyed with the idea that the tablet system could serve as a stereoscopic display for a virtual reality headset.

[...] Despite the discovery of this VrMode code (and previous hacked-together proof-of-concept tests from individual Switch owners), it's hard to imagine the Switch's large form factor, 720p resolution screen, and relatively low-end gyroscope would lead to a very robust VR experience. That said, some industry watchers continue to speculate about a potential PS4 Pro/Xbox One X-style mid-generation hardware update for the Switch, which could provide the extra horsepower needed to enable passable virtual reality on the platform (Nintendo has not even hinted at any such plans, though).


Original Submission

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16:24

#TaosCompound, Crude Sanctions, Apocalypse 2040 New World Next Week "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

This week on the New World Next Week: the FBI have their hands all over the Taos compound story; Iran (and China) fire back at US sanctions; and the Club of Rome recycles 45 year old Armageddon propaganda.

16:24

REMINDER: AS PFLP MARTYR AYMAN NAJJAR (R.A.) SHOWS, THE PALESTINIAN RESISTANCE STANDS WITH HIZBULLAH "IndyWatch Feed War"

AUGUST 16, 2018 by Jonathan Azaziah Ayman Nafez Rabih an-Najjar (R.A.), a 26-year old Palestinian fighter of the PFLPs Abou Ali Moustafa Brigades, was martyred alongside his comrade, 24-year old Mouhannad Majed Jamal Hamouda (R.A.), on July 29th, 2018 in Jabaliya when the usurping Zionist entity was launching a vicious assault upon the illegally besieged []

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MUM INTERROGATED BY POLICE FOR TWEETING THAT KIDS SHOULDNT BE GIVEN TRANS SURGERY "IndyWatch Feed World"

READ MORE AT MARRIAGE ALLIANCE 

A woman in the United Kingdom was recently interrogated by the police for an allegedly transphobic comment she made on Twitter last year. Read More

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16:15

Deep M6.6 earthquake hits north-east of Raba, Indonesia "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A relatively deep offshore earthquake struck the Indonesian archipelago late on Friday (Aug 17), according to data from the US Geological Survey. The magnitude-6.6 quake was located 153km north-east of Raba at a depth of 564.7km, the USGS said. Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said in a tweet there was no tsunami risk. Netizens took to social media to share news about the earthquake, with some saying they had felt it in Bali, about 580 km from Raba. The epicentre of Friday's quake was around 500km from the island of Lombok, where two deadly tremors - and dozens of aftershocks - wreaked widespread damage earlier in the month. Comment: New shallow 6.2 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's Lombok as death toll from first tremor tops 300 A magnitude-6.2 earthquake rocked Lombok on Aug 9, sparking panic after a powerful earthquake just four days earlier. Indonesia sees frequent earthquakes as it is situated on the Pacific Ring of Fire.

16:15

The Wallabies host the All Blacks debate post "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Good evening. This is the debate post where commenters are invited to post their predictions and observations of tonights rugby season opening game between the Wallabies and the All Blacks. Please feel free to get in there and commentate the game. It is very appreciated especially by those living overseas and those who arent all [] The post The Wallabies host the All Blacks debate post appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

16:10

The Liras Collapse Is Linked To The US Hybrid War On Turkey "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

It should be expected that the US will only continue intensifying the pressure that it puts on Turkey concurrent with the exacerbation of its existing sanctions measures on neighboring Iran, essentially pairing the two Great Powers together to form a single Mideast battlefield on which the US economic warfare is fought.

The post The Liras Collapse Is Linked To The US Hybrid War On Turkey appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

16:10

Trump Targets Security Clearance of Justice Department Official "IndyWatch Feed World"

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said Friday that he suspects hell very quickly revoke the security clearance for a Justice Department official whose wife worked for the firm involved in producing a dossier on Trumps ties to Russia.

Signaling that his efforts to target clearances over his frustration with the Russia investigation were not over, Trump tweeted that it was a disgrace for Bruce Ohr to be in the Justice Department.

His comments came two days after he yanked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, saying he had to do something about the rigged federal probe of Russian election interference. Critics have cast it as an act of political vengeance.

Ohr has come under Republican scrutiny for his contacts to Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS. The opposition research firm hired former British spy Christopher Steele during the 2016 presidential campaign to compile the dossier on Trump and his Russia ties.

Ohrs wife, Nellie, worked for Fusion GPS during the campaign something Trump has tweeted about to highlight his assertions of political bias behind the Russia investigation.

Former U.S. security officials on Thursday issued scathing rebukes to Trump for moving against Brennan. Trumps admission that he acted out of frustration with the Russia probe underscored his willingness to use his executive power to fight back against an investigation he sees as a threat to his presidency. Legal experts said the dispute may add to the evidence being reviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller.

In an opinion piece in The New York Times, Brennan said Trumps decision, announced Wednesday, to deny him access to classified information was a desperate attempt to end Muellers investigation. Brennan, who served under President Barack Obama and has become a vocal Trump critic, called Trumps claims that he did not collude with Russia hogwash.

The only question remaining is whether the collusion amounts to a constituted criminally liable conspiracy, Brennan wrote.

Later Thursday, the retired Navy admiral who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden called Trumps moves McCarthy-era tactics. Writing in The Washington Post, William H. McRaven said he would consider it an honor if Trump would revoke his clearance, as well.

Through your actions, you have embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation, McRaven wrote.

That was followed late Thursday by a joint letter from 15 former senior intelligence officials calling Trumps action ill-considered and unprecedented. They said it has nothing to do with who should and should not hold security clearances and everything to do with an attempt...

16:06

Kabamurs Initial Drops: A Summary -- August 5, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"

~The Great Awakening~

Kabamurs initial drops August 5, 2017 A Summary

18. August 2018 3 Minutes

By Kabamur

Thank you @ alacon_merope for sharing the drops on twitter

We are the angels of the bible. We are ELOHIM.

I am a Pleiadian from the star Taygeta. This is my 78th lifetime here. We have come in our true forms as well, since Lemuria and Atlantis, because of our influence on the ancient cultures of this planet. We are incarnated and some of us walk around undetected, out of perception.

I am one of 200 million souls here to assist. Pleiadians, Sirians, Arcturian are here in great numbers.

Ive never been a teacher but I have knowledge and information to share. I will do my best.

The universe exists in Oneness with Source, but the Primary Anomaly (evil) was spread here through the free will of certain beings.

The veil is lifting. This is a creation to keep humans in amnesia. This is the false-reality matrix and it has existed for 25,000 years.

We are of Pleiadian collective consciousness but we choose a typical family structure. IKAI, AYA, LAKA, NEIOH, AKATU and myself KABAMUR.

I have direct contact with my Pleiadian family. My mission is to spread information and help prepare the public for Open Contact.

These dark forces are Archons & Reptilians in human bodies and also exist in etheric energy bodies which are undetectable to most people.

Lightforces are embedded around the planet right now. Waiting for the signal. At the moment of The Event, mass arrests will begin.

There...

16:05

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Costa Rica "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Costa Rica at 23:22 UTC (17:22 local time) on August 17, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 15.9 km (9.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 44 km (27.3 miles). This earthquake can...... Read more

16:02

Bias by Burying "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


4. Bias by Burying. If we dont like a story we will bury it away somewhere like News from Leicester which you get to by navigating four or five pages on our website.

On Wednesday night I began drafting a post which ran as follows:
There's a new story that's being reported on the main page of the Sky News website tonight. It's also on the main page of the ITV News website. It isn't, however, anywhere to be found on the main page of the BBC News website presently, nor on the BBC's UK, though you will find it in the small print of the England page. 
I didn't get round to finishing it though.

A reader contacted me that very night, however, and pointed out precisely the same thing.

He noted that, except for the above-cited 7-word mention of it low down the England page, this was a another case of the BBC burying away (publishing it on their Leeds & West Yorkshire local news page) a story about grooming gangs in Northern/Midlands town and cities.

"This follows on from their similar burying of the Telford grooming gang story in March (as covered by the Daily Mirror), and maybe various other instances - I've only started noticing this recently", he wrote.

Anyone new to the blog will find a lot more about the BBC's attempts to bury the Telford grooming gang story here. We posted 15 pieces about it.

16:01

The Aha Moment Explaining One Challenge To Recycling "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Color-coordinated waste baskets for waste recycling in New York City. Credit Ramin Talaie/Corbis, via Getty Images

Thanks for this interview full of incisive interview quetions by David Bornstein, who is co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network, which supports rigorous reporting about responses to social problems. Thanks to Mitch Hedlund, executive director of Recycle Across America, for the explanatory answers in the interview that follows:

The Conflict of Interest That Is Killing Recycling

Some of the biggest recycling operations are owned by landfill companies whose profits improve when recycling doesnt work well.

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16:01

Restored Republic via a GCR as of Aug 18, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Aug 18, 2018

Compiled 18 Aug. 12:01 am EST by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret. CEO, Child Abuse Recovery, Author, Twenty Two Faces, Byingtons Before Its News articles on a Satanic Cabal CIA & 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. 17 2018 9:48 am EST Intel Alert: Operation Disclosure: GCR/RV Intel Alert for August 17, 2018 Operation Disclosure (Disclaimer: The following is an overview of the current situation based on intelligence leaks received from several sources which may or may not accurate. Other confirmed sources may also be included in this overview.)

All sources are on complete radio silence in preparation for the imminent RV launch.

Tier 1, ready.

Tier 2, ready.

Tier 3, ready.

Tier 4, ready.

All systems, check.

Launch sequence initiated.

Countdown started.

B. Aug. 17 2018 9:38 pm EST, Nov. Victory Parade Cancelled?, Sierra: ...

16:00

A priso transformou Nduduzo em cantora. Agora livre, ela luta para no ser expulsa do Brasil. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Nduduzo se apresenta sozinha ou com outras bandas em bares conhecidos de SP.

16:00

Whaleoil backchat "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. On Backchat, you are free to share your own stories, discuss other news or catch up with friends. To participate youll need to sign up for a Disqus account which is free, quick, and easy. On posts that are not articles like this one, you do not have to stay on topic [] The post Whaleoil backchat appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

16:00

What is the truth about the death of Rashan Charles? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Rashan, a young black Londoner, died under police restraint. A retired Chief Inspector of the Metropolitan Police and Rashans great uncle  examines the visual evidence. Shine A Light Exclusive.

Rod Charles at St Pancras Coroners Court on Day One of the inquest, 4 June 2018 (Family) 

One Saturday last summer, in the early hours, a young black man called Rashan Charles died on the floor of a Hackney convenience store. 

The police claimed that Rashan had been taken ill after trying to swallow an object and that a police officer intervened and sought to prevent the man from harming himself.

Thats not what happened.

The police pursuit, restraint and Rashans death were captured by the stores security cameras. The visual evidence challenges the official story.

Rashan was 20 years old, a beloved son, brother, cousin, friend. His daughter was just shy of her second birthday when Rashan died.

I am Rashans great uncle, Rod Charles. I served for 30 years with the Metropolitan Police, retiring as a Chief Inspector four years ago. I remain committed to policing and effective law enforcement.

I have trained and managed Territorial Support Group officers such as the man who restrained Rashan. I am familiar with police guidance, policy and training in relation to the use of force.

In the weeks and months since Rashan died I have studied video footage of his final moments countless times. I continue reviewing the footage. Ive noted what the officer did and what he failed to do. 

I have tested that visual evidence against what police training says could and should have happened. Heres my analysis. 

 

A young black man

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Warwick Roger 1946 16.8.18 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Warwick Roger, one of New Zealands best journalists, has died.

The pioneering magazine editor, Warwick Roger, has died at the age of 72.

Once described as the best New Zealand journalist of his generation, Mr Roger changed the face of magazines in this country.

He worked at several newspapers, becoming a feature writer and columnist, before being appointed in 1981 as founding editor of Metro the countrys first glossy city magazine. . .

The NZ Herald has tributes from journalists here.

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