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Russia: Muslims with guns and petrol bombs storm church, murder two police officers and a churchgoer "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Islamic State recently called on Muslims in Russia to murder Christians as a punishment for their disbelief in Allah. And here we are. BREAKING: 4 terrorist gunmen armed with petrol bombs storm church multiple dead, by Henry Holloway, Daily Star, May 19, 2018: TERRORIST gunmen have stormed a church in Russia with multiple []


The Israeli manufacture of artificial Jews "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jews have led the world in human trafficking for centuries. Now Zionists are taking it to the next level.


I will not eat octopus again. "IndyWatch Feed War"

"Octopuses brains are in their arms, which is admittedly pretty odd. Two-thirds of an octopus neurons reside in the long appendages that many mistakenly call tentacles (in modern zoology, a tentacle is relatively long and thin, with some kind of...


Russell Means and Angela Davis: U.S. Imperialism, Perpetual War and Global Racism "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Brenda Norrell Censored News The incredible words of two great revolutionaries are in my mailbox today, dated ten years apart. The first is an interview with Russell Means, at the anti-war march at the Democratic National Convention, speaking out on U.S. perpetual war and imperialism. Thank you Govinda Dalton for preserving and sharing this today. Christine Prat in Paris sends us the


Video: Israeli police attack Gaza protest in Haifa "IndyWatch Feed War"


VIDEO: Attack on peaceful protesters in Haifa
18 May At least 21 Palestinians and Israeli peace activists were arrested this night in Haifa city during a peaceful protest against the Israeli occupation crimes in #Gaza


#Palestine || #Video || at least 21 Palestinians and Israeli peace activists were arrested this night in Haifa city during a peaceful protest against the Israeli occupation crimes in #Gaza

Posted by Eye On Palestine on Friday, May 18, 2018

21 Israeli Arabs arrested during Haifa protests against Gaza killings
Haaretz 19 May by Noa Shpigel & Jack Khoury Twenty one Israeli Arabs protesting the killing of Gazans were arrested Friday in the northern Israeli city of Haifa. Dozens participated in a demonstration in the citys lower commercial area. Police said those arrested were suspected of public disorder offenses. Protesters held up Palestinian flags, according to reports. The organizers of the demonstration, a group of young activists, decided to hold it without permit. The call to protest was spread across social network, and its exact location was given two hours before it started. One of the activists is the CEO of the Mossawa Advocacy Center for Arab Citizens in...


"IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In the post, Example Char driver, the code for a basic charchater driver is given along with the steps to insert it into the kernel and create a char device.


Even Trump lapdog Giuliani can't defend Trump's new ugly attack on Obama "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Trump and Giuliani are committed to trying to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation by suggesting there was a rogue faction within the straight-laced FBI to derail both Trump's campaign and then his presidency. But no matter how many times Fox News repeats it, proponents have not presented any facts to support the wild claim.


Why Hodeidah is a critical chapter of the Yemen war "IndyWatch Feed War"

According to various reports, the Yemeni military supported by Arab coalition forces is preparing to launch a critical assault to recapture Hodeidah, controlled by the Houthi militia since 2015. A battle for Yemens fourth-largest city, home to the countrys largest port strategically located on the Red Sea, would have significant implications for the course of the conflict and the efforts to mitigate the tragic humanitarian impact of the war.

Arab News

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Reports of an impending assault by the Saudi-led coalition on the city and key port circulated throughout 2017, but it now looks more likely than ever. The offensive to recapture a number of areas on Yemens west coast from Houthi control, launched late last year, has known some significant advances.

Since the beginning of the year, government forces recaptured two towns in Hodeidah province and, over the past few months, the Houthi militias supply lines from the north have been cut or placed under severe pressures. Earlier this week, the coalition announced the liberation of Western Taiz from the  Houthi presence.

Another sign that an offensive on the port and city is on the way are the various reports by UN and humanitarian organizations about an exodus of tens of thousands of people from the southern areas of the province.

It is clear that the epicentre of the conflict has presently moved to Hodeidah. Last month, a coalition airstrike in the province killed Saleh Al-Sammad, the chairman of the Houthi Supreme Political Council. Al-Sammad was the most senior member of the Houthi leadership to be killed since the beginning of the conflict and occupied a prominent second position on the coalitions most wanted list.

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Last year, after the alliance between the Houthis and the forces loyal to late president Ali Abdullah Saleh lost control of Mokha located in Taiz province on the south of Hodeidah the offensive by pro-government forces looked imminent.

This generated an intense exchange about the consequences of a military offensive to retake Yemens most important port, previously the point of entrance for about three-quarters of the countrys commercial cargo and humanitarian assistance. The UN and various humanitarian groups warned against the operation due to the heavy cost it would bear on the already desperate situation of millions of civilians.



Lluvias con actividad elctrica y posible cada de granizo en el Valle de Mxico "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Para este sbado, el Servicio Meteorolgico Nacional pronostica para el Valle de Mxico lluvias con actividad elctrica y posible cada de granizo, pero se esperan temperaturas de hasta 30 grados. Regeneracin, 19 de mayo de 2018.-El Servicio Meteorolgico Nacional (SMN) en su ltimo reporte, prev para este fin de semana en el Valle de Mxico []

La entrada Lluvias con actividad elctrica y posible cada de granizo en el Valle de Mxico se public primero en Regeneracin.


Next on Iran: War, Diplomacy or Some of Both? "IndyWatch Feed War"

A Q&A with Iran expert Kenneth M. Pollack on the next steps for the U.S., Europe and the mullahs.

Remember when the only alternative to the Iran nuclear deal was war? In the summer of 2015, with Congress debating whether to vote on nixing the recently negotiated Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Barack Obama gave a speech at American University invoking that dire dilemma. Just stating a fact, he said: The choice we face is ultimately between diplomacy or some form of war. Maybe not tomorrow, maybe not three months from now, but soon.

May 19, 2018, 8:00 AM EDT
Who needs nukes?

Source: AFP/Getty Images

Well, I suppose it all depends on your definition of soon and also maybe fact but its been nearly two weeks since President Donald Trump walked away from the pact, and the battle hasnt broken out yet. In fact, the immediate Iranian response was not to hurriedly restart its nuclear weapons research, but to call on the European signatories to the deal to negotiate a plan to keep it in place. Heres the thing: The U.S. and its allies face a serious threat from Iran, which continues to test ballistic missiles in violation of United Nations resolutions and to foment instability and terrorism in its struggle for regional supremacy against Saudi Arabia and the other Arab states.

Of course, as former Secretary of State John Kerry and other Obama aides repeatedly pointed out, all that behavior fell far outside the scope of the deal. For many of the deals skeptics, the obvious yet damning retort was: Why not? In their minds, omission of Irans regional transgressions, more than the disagreements over centrifuge numbers and sunset provisions and anytime-anywhere inspections, was the crux of the problem. So, to discuss the immediate fallout from Trumps announcement, I decided to talk to one of the leading critics: Kenneth M. Pollack....


Fed up. clean. dry. Hundreds young nursing... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Fed up. clean. dry.
Hundreds young nursing apprentices marched in Berlin for a better helath care system in Germany. They urged the governemt to put more money into the system and to create more jobs. Despite the catastrophic situation in the collapsing health care system there was also a lot of party mood during the march. 05/12/2018.
#berlin #nursing #healthcare #nurse #walkofcare #rally #demonstration #reportage #blackandwhite #photojournalism #documentary #photography #photo #streetsofberlin #berlineransichten #berlinstagram #photooftheday #latergram #schwarzweiss #fromthearchives


Fed up. clean. dry. Hundreds young nursing... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Fed up. clean. dry.
Hundreds young nursing apprentices marched in Berlin for a better helath care system in Germany. They urged the governemt to put more money into the system and to create more jobs. Despite the catastrophic situation in the collapsing health care system there was also a lot of party mood during the march. 05/12/2018.
#berlin #nursing #healthcare #nurse #walkofcare #rally #demonstration #reportage #blackandwhite #photojournalism #documentary #photography #photo #streetsofberlin #berlineransichten #berlinstagram #photooftheday #latergram #schwarzweiss #fromthearchives


On the Border, the United States Has Forgotten Its Name "IndyWatch Feed War"

On the border, the United States has forgotten its name Article and photos by Brenda Norrell Censored News French translation by Christine Prat SAN YSIDRO BORDER, Calif. -- It is calm and peaceful on the border today. All the hustlers are in Washington. It is usually calm on the border -- except when U.S. Border Patrol agents are harassing, beating and killing people of color. If the


Life in Gaza "IndyWatch Feed War"

The young men were giddy to meet us. Three of them crowded around the computer screen, playfully pushing against one another, laughing.

This is the first time I applied to leave Gaza said Anas Jnena. It was really hard on me to not get out at least one day. I live in a prison. The young men are writers, members of We Are Not Numbers, a group of 300 young Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank, and Lebanon who are sharing and celebrate their stories, with experienced authors mentoring the youth.

We were a delegation of seven staff aides for members of Congress, and ten citizen accompaniers four from Santa Cruz County organized by Rebuilding Alliance. We were in Jerusalem, meeting them via teleconference because State Department policy states that U.S. government employees are not allowed to travel to Gaza and are restricted from traveling close to the Gaza border areas. The Government of Israel did not provide clearance in time for most of the speakers to leave Gaza to join us, and some were denied outright without being given a reason.

Tarneem Hammad, writer with We Are Not Numbers and English teacher. (Photo: Joshua Grossman)

Then, two women entered our conference room. The young men saw them via computer camera. Tarneem, we envy you! Writer Tarneem Hammad had been granted permission by the Israeli government to leave Gaza for the first time in her 23 year lifeand just for eight hours. Mrs. Najah Ayash, Executive Director of the Womens Program Center Rafah, was also granted the one-day permit.

Gaza is a narrow strip of land alongside the Mediterranean Sea. Imagine an area from Westside Santa Cruz to Watsonville (about 25 miles), and three to seven miles inlandone third the size of Santa Cruz Countywith 2 million people. That would be ten times the 200,000 residents we have in the four cities and urban areas of Santa Cruz Countyin that same space. (See this map photo, from the website...


UN head says Gazans caged in a toxic slum from birth to death as human rights council votes to investigate Israel "IndyWatch Feed War"

The United Nations hightest human rights group voted Friday in Geneva to investigate Israel for human rights violations in the military assaults on the large-scale civilian protests that began on 30 March 2018 in the Gaza Strip, after convening a special session.

The the United Nations Human Right Council (UNHRC) passed the resolution with 29 votes in favor and 14 abstentions. The U.S. and Australia alone voted against it.

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley criticized the council after the meeting, defending Israel for engaging in legitimate defense of its own border against terrorist attacks.

It is another shameful day for human rights, Haley said.

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Aviva Raz Shechter lambasted the decision, stating while Israel deeply regrets any civilian loss of life, the responsibility for the death of demonstrators who were shot by Israeli forces can only be attributed to Hamass cynical exploitation of its own population, in a violent campaign against Israel.

Israel unilaterally disengage from Gaza in summer 2005. There is no occupation in Gaza. It is a myth, she said, referring to the protest on Monday as a riot.

Shechter mocked the notion that Palestinians were hosting a peaceful protests.

By supporting the convening of this session they unwisely embolden the Hamas terror organization. There is nothing peaceful in Molotov cocktails, explosive devices and meat-cleavers, Shechter said, adding criticism for the Ramallah based Palestinian Authority. In 2007 the Palestinian Authority and Hamas divided their governments between the West Bank and Gaza, although there has been numerous failed attempts at reconciliation in recent years.

Shechter accused the Palestinian Authority of willingly taking part in the implementation of Hamass strategy, which was outlined as to Blame Israel. Complain to the UN.

Traditionally UNHRC considers independent inquires into human rights violations only after a member nation has exhausted a domestic investigation.

This unnecessary resolution should have been avoided, because of the credibility of Israels robust investigative mechanisms, and its steadfast respect of IHL [International Humanitarian Law], Shechter said.

After the vote, Israels Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said over social media, the Human Rights Council again proved that it is a hypocritical and biased body that aims to harm Israel and to back up terror.

On Thursday Israels Defense Minister......


An Urgent Call for Solidarity with Nicaragua "IndyWatch Feed War"

Asociacin de Trabajadores del Campo (Rural Workers Association) | May 17, 2018 Friends in Solidarity, We have lived a month full of tragedy in our country. The peace we achieved as a people, so fragile and at the cost of so many lives, is in immanent danger of disappearing irreparably. There are now two sizeable []


I just had an idea for a movie: SQUIDNADO! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I got email this morningand so did every member of the science & math division at the University of Minnesota, Morris. This happens every once in a while, since our official email addresses are all publicly accessible, and anyone can grab them and spam the heck out of us all. What was unusual is that this email was directly addressed to me, personally, and the sender decided that he needed to put me in my place and flaunt his erudition to every one of my colleagues.

I am unperturbed by his effort, because in every case, without exception, the loon just ends up exposing his inanity. I mean, youve got to realize that trying to harass an entire university division is a poor decision in the first place, right? That thinking that most of the faculty are at all interested in your disagreement with me is somewhat delusional? That youve immediately put the wrong foot forward by arbitrarily spamming a whole mob of disinterested people with your long-winded and ultimately pathetic excuses?

You should have known that Id happily post your email to my blog, where people can opt-in and choose to read the whole thing voluntarily. So yes, I include every word of the thing below.

Its from Ted Steele, who wrote that very silly article, Cause of Cambrian Explosion Terrestrial or Cosmic?, in which he proposed that squid fell to earth in comets. I laughed at it in my article, Squids from SPAAAAAAAAACE!, and what has irritated him is that my criticisms were picked up by that prestigious newspaper, The Sun, in an article titled ARE YOU SQUIDDING? Are octopuses aliens? Bizarre new theory suggests the sea creatures eggs arrived on earth on a comet from outer space. So the real concern is that a bunch of working class blokes are going to be reading their paper down at the pub, looking for topless pics and anti-immigrant rants, and theyre going to stumble across this weird American egghead who thinks Ted Steele is full of crap.

I think he should be more concerned that The Sun finds his work amusing than that I think its garbage....


tar Cannot stat: No such file or directory "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

tar is a command used to create an archive for the folder to combine the contents of a folder into one archive. If we want to create an archive for the folder named xyz, as xyz.tar , running the command as shown below will throw an error

The problem is because of the wrong sequence of options being passed to the tar command. To get around the error the sequence of options to be passed is as below.

The above command will run with out errors and it should be able to create xyz.tar.


Van 190 renuncias a candidaturas por el clima de violencia en Guerrero "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

En lo que va del proceso electoral han llegado 190 renuncias de candidatos al Instituto Electoral y de Participacin Ciudadana (IEPC) en el estado de Guerrero. Regeneracin, 19 de mayo de 2018.- En Guerrero el tema de la inseguridad ha provocado que candidatos a cargos de eleccin popular deserten, ya van 190, segn lo informa []

La entrada Van 190 renuncias a candidaturas por el clima de violencia en Guerrero se public primero en Regeneracin.


US Military Asking For Help Locating Explosives That Fell Off A Truck In North Dakota "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


The US Air Force is offering a $5,000 reward for the return of explosives that they lost on a Native American reservation in North Dakota.

The post US Military Asking For Help Locating Explosives That Fell Off A Truck In North Dakota appeared first on The Free Thought Project.


If You Have A Gods Protection, Why Do You Need A Gun? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Screengrab via RWW.

Yet more contradictory behaviour by christians. Everything, always a contradiction, with more than a sulphuric whiff of the standard christian hypocrisy.

I feel the Lords hand of protection is on you, Howard-Browne said. If they were going to take you out, they would have taken you out. Theyre not going to touch you because of the blood of Jesus that protects you, the angels of God that encamp about you, your wife, your children, and everything that you touch.

I can feel Gods strength, Jones replied. I just cant believe that other people dont see it There is no energy even like it; people dont even know.

Wow, check all that out! A gods hand of protection, super-protection blood, special angels in a bodyguard encampment, and supernatural energy. All that, but yknow, you better take this gun, becausewhy?

After Howard-Browne declared that God is using Jones to wake people up, he pulled out a .45 caliber handgun and presented it to Jones as a gift.

Preacher brings Alex Jones a .45, Howard-Browne said. Thats the headline for the mainstream media.

Yes, its a blatant bid for attention, no question there. Still, Id like an answer as to why someone with such supposedly powerful protection would need a gun? Dont you trust that god? Arent you supposed to have faith? And what about that gods will business? Why would you take the chance of subverting it? (And what kind of a pitiful excuse for a god could have their will so easily subverted?) What if its your gods will that you get gunned down in the street, or otherwise taken out by someone? Oh, ye of little faith.

And is it just me, or is Jones looking rather frightened by that gun?

RWW has the full story.


A tribute to Moses Tau "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"


Papua New Guineas singing sensation Moses Tau was born on May 16, 1969, the very same day he died.
The late Moses Tau

Moses Gou was then adopted by his elder sister, hence,  the change of his surname to Tau (as reported by his biological sister, Alice Gou, during an interview with PNG TV, shortly after he had passed, May 16, 2018 on his birthday) when he turned 49.
Little did she know that a star was being placed in her arms to love and to be raised. God Bless the people of Barakau for that and for many other great things.
Moses Tau was what Papua New Guineans came to know.
 He later adopted   a very catchy and extravagant stage name, Moshanty.
 I grew up in a tiny island called Daru.
We had a tape recorder which belonged to my elder brother, Wesley.
 Moses and the Reflections was the name of the cassette we had along with a CD from his album Moses Says Aloha.
They played endlessly.
The style of music he had was superb and contagious.
The type that would leave you tapping your foot and the next thing you know, youre swaying your hips.
 Im typing this with no regrets as I have my headphones blasting with "Penekovu Medu bona Hurehure, which means rain and waves in the Motu language.
 A song sung about a canoe.
One of my personal favourites.
He was a vibrant soul, one who literally lit up the room whenever he entered.
Moses was full of joy and always eager to help out, no matter what the problem was.I
 will always be grateful for that.
In 2016, we had our Christmas Party here in Digicels HQ.
 I was told to phone Moshanty and have him join us as per my boss' request.
I was starstuck and lost for words when he picked up on the other side of the line.
An absolute privileg...



Cops Raid School, Hold Teacher at Gun Point, Terrify Kids to Look for an Absent Student "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


A group of police officers has been accused of conducting a raid at a school with guns drawn, interrogating students, and then lying about the incident.

The post Cops Raid School, Hold Teacher at Gun Point, Terrify Kids to Look for an Absent Student appeared first on The Free Thought Project.


Infocalipsis ahora! "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

La informacin florece hoy en las oquedades de la verdad, que han crecido incontenibles y amorfas, cuando ya nadie est dispuesto para la desnudez comprobada de hechos a los que nada quede que aadir.

(Misterioso epgrafe que me acabo de inventar)


Aviv Ovadya, joven y perspicaz conocedor del mundo de la tecnologa avanzada, es un egresado del MIT que en 2016 apel a las cpulas de Silicon Valley mediante una presentacin titulada Infocalipsis. Pieza clave del Centro para la Responsabilidad de las Redes Sociales de la Universidad de Michigan, Ovadya advirti lo que comenzaba a ser evidente pero todos preferan confinar a la esfera de los futuros distpicos de la ficcin. Ante un pblico capaz de comprenderlo, expuso su anlisis sobre la difusin incontrolada de la des-informacin y la propaganda presentadas como noticias verdaderas.

Aunque no estaba descubriendo el hilo negro (hace apenas dos aos) las corporaciones lo ignoraron. El analista seal que plataformas como Google, Facebook y Twitter se han vuelto supernegocios porque su oro viene del mero nmero de clics, compartidos o vistas, no de la calidad ni la veracidad de sus contenidos. Advirti que muy pronto ello sera un problema serio, pues hoy se postea cualquier cosa sin filtro, y eso acabar por producir una carrera de coches sin control, una especie de cabalgata desbocada de verborrea (autntica inforrea), que degradar la percepcin humana de la realidad.

No que falten contrapesos -intentos se antoja que desesperados- por controlar, regular, limpiar la informacin que las grandes plataformas globales ponen en circulacin. El thriller documental The Cleaners (Los limpiadores, Hans Block y Moritz Reisewieck, 2018) retrata el submundo realmente existente en las entraas de Internet, donde tcnicos proletarios limpian a las plataformas de materiales como pornografa infantil, decapitaciones, tcnicas suicidas y otras peligrosas golosinas que buscan diseminarse por la red. Sucede en Manila, of all places.

Estos porteros digitales, como los llama la crtica Amy Nicholson, hombres y mujeres annimos, ven cada da 25 mil posts de Facebook cada uno, y en segundos deciden qu borrar y qu no. La irona brutal es que trabajan, en condiciones espantosas, en la capital de un pas gobernado por un sicpata, asesino y violador confeso, Rodrigo Duterte, quien ejerce una censura brutal all en Filipinas, mientras estos peones de la industria tecnolgica limpian la democra...


La narcoviolencia en Fortaleza, Brasil: los hurfanos olvidados "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Foto: Cosecha Roja. Todos los derechos reservados.

Pedazos arrancados, vidas mutiladas, padres amputados de nios incapaces de entender lo que buscan solos en las calles. En el caso de las vctimas de las prdidas, dependiendo de las caridades y conviviendo con la nostalgia de vidas encerradas bajo la justificacin de la guerra del trfico, buscan una forma de sobrevivir.

Cmo explicar a un nio que adems de su padre, otras cinco mil personas fueron vctimas de ejecuciones, slo el ao pasado, en Cear? No hay que decir. No hay nada que conforte la nostalgia de una vida que podra haber sido.

Esparcidos en esquinas y con ojos de hambre, los hurfanos dejados por la guerra trabada entre las facciones en Fortaleza, sufren sin asistencia, sin tutores, sin que nadie haya pensado en ellos. No saben si van a comer hoy, si estarn vivos maana. No saben a quin recurrir. Solos de semforo en semforo en la ciudad que les sac todas las oportunidades.

Algunos nios ya vienen al mundo predestinados a ser encadenados a la cadena de sus propios padres. Presxs de las circunstancias.

Al nio descalzo en la puerta de una cafetera de una red de comida rpida, instalada en la Avenida Santos Dumont, se le impide de entrar por la seguridad privada, aunque haya garantizado que tiene dinero para pagar su comida.

Al or el argumento de que si lo dejamos entrar, despus puede volver a pedir e incomodar a los clientes, a los 11 aos l ya sabe que no lo quieren. Parece bicho: no puede llegar demasiado cerca, no es parte de los escogidos.

Despus de alguna insistencia, entra. Come un sndwich con apenas algunas dentadas apresuradas. Despus, revela: Ta, lo que ms quera era ir a un dentista porque casi no puedo dormir con dolor de diente.

Cuando llego al puesto solo, la mujer manda que me vaya y llamar a mi madre. La otra cosa que ms quera eran unas zapatillas porque descalzo no consigo llegar a tiempo cuando la seal est verde y pido monedas en coches. El asfalto es muy caliente .

Un dentista y unas zapatillas son los mayores deseos del nio que ni siquiera tiene documento. Oficialmente, no existe. Nunca fue a la escuela, vivi en diversos barrios. Despus de que su padre fue asesinado, en junio de 2017, pas a vivir con su hermano de 16 aos. La madre necesit ser internada, tras seguidas crisis de abstinencia.

La madre pareca una loca. El padre traa piedra para ella. Despus de que muri, no tena ms. Ella golpeaba a la gente. Un da lleg un hombre de la iglesia y la llev al hospital. No s dnde est.

La nia, que por la cantidad...


Innocent Man Arrested, Jailed for Eating Breakfast at Burger King While Being Homeless "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


A homeless man was arrested after he was accused of using a counterfeit $10 bill at Burger King, and he was forced to sit in jail for 3 months until police realized the money was real.

The post Innocent Man Arrested, Jailed for Eating Breakfast at Burger King While Being Homeless appeared first on The Free Thought Project.


Ramadan Day 3 thought for the day from Robert Spencers The History of Jihad "IndyWatch Feed War"

Around the turn of the fourteenth century, the Delhi sultan Alauddin Khalji asked the Islamic scholar Qazi Mughisuddin about the legal status of the Hindus within his domains and the permissibility of conferring dhimmi status upon them. The qazi directed that the Muslims must treat the Hindus this way, as quoted in my new book []


How To End Partisan Gerrymandering "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

One of the biggest challenges to our democracy occurs when states draw congressional district lines with the principal goal of helping one political party and hurting the other. It's called "partisan gerrymandering." If you want your state to end gerrymandering, you're going to have to get actively involved, and demand it. After all, this is our democracy. It's up to us to make it work.


Angela Davis in Paris: Anti-Racism Solidarity with Leonard Peltier and Palestinians "IndyWatch Feed War"

. Angela Davis in Paris: Anti-Racism Solidarity with Leonard Peltier and Palestinians From Christine Prat in Paris Committee in Solidarity with American Indians, CSIA Censored News Transcription/French translation of a speech Angela Davis gave in France at the beginning of this month, in solidarity with Leonard Peltier and the


The Beautiful Town Idstein Part 7 Doors and Windows "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

There was a wide variety of doors and windows to be seen, some looking more authentic than others, some being very evidently modern. And of those modern ones some made a better job at concealing this than others.

Charly, all rights reserved. Click for full size.

Charly, all rights reserved. Click for full size.

I think that maybe the two doors at the castle gate (Alte Kanzlei) were truly authentic, or at least very old. Wood and iron can survive centuries when kept dry  and these both were good hidden from immediate reach of the elements. The one on the left was on the back side of the  building, the red one on the right on the inside of the gate arc.


What I found interesting however is the aforementioned mixture of authentic looking and modern. I am not very well informed on this problematic, but to the best of my knowldedge in CZ if someone owns an authentic historic building that is listed as such and is protected by law, then all repairs must be performed with technology authentic to the time the house was built at least on the outside, or on the specific part that is being protected. Once I have talked with an old lady whose house had authentic wooden shingles on the roof and she complained about how difficult not to mention expensive it is to find somene to do repairs that are confirming with law.

It seems that in Idstein not all houses have such strict protection , although some perhaps do. There was definitively a visible hint of plastic here and there.




Million a Week Club YRTW No 18 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Million a Week Club - YRTW No 18
Now included, for the 18th Week of 2018 just passed, all cities above 18 Million CPM [27] Year to Date [YTD] of deadly Gamma Radiation.


Motorized Stage Finesses the Microscopic World "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

No matter how fine your fine motor skills may be, its really hard to manipulate anything on the stage of a microscope with any kind of accuracy. One jitter or caffeine-induced tremor means the feature of interest on the sample youre looking at shoots off out of the field of view, and getting back to where you were is a tedious matter of trial and error.

Mechanical help on the microscope stage is nice, and electromechanical help is even better, but a DIY fully motorized microscope stage with complete motion control is the way to go for the serious microscopist on a budget. Granted, not too many people are in [fabiorinaldus] position of having a swell microscope like the Olympus IX50, and those that do probably work for an outfit that can afford all the bells and whistles. But this home-brew stage ticks off all the boxes on design and execution. The slide is moved across the stage in two dimensions with small NEMA-8 steppers and microstepping controllers connected to two linear drives that are almost completely 3D-printed. The final resolution on the drives is an insane 0.000027344 mm. An Arduino lives in the custom-built control box and a control pad with joystick, buttons, and an OLED display allow the stage to return to set positions of interest. Its really quite a build.

Weve featured a lot of microscope hacks before, most of them concerning the reflective inspection scopes we all seem to covet for SMD work. But that doesnt mean we havent shown love for optical scopes before, and electron microscopes have popped up a time or two as well.

Saturday, 19 May


Military Psychologist Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Rape VictimsDuring Therapy "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


Multiple survivors of sexual assault have accused a military psychologist of sexually assaulting them once again after they went to him for treatment.

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Raturday. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

To finish up the chat in the last Raturday, about Amelia having a taste for gold buttons (click for full size)

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Now Even Craigslist Is Censoring Foes of Jihad Terror "IndyWatch Feed War"

The insidious nature of censorship under the guise of hate speech is not free speech has infected Craigslist. Craigslist is a great place to buy and sell, as many of us know, yet there is another side to CL that few use. Its called Community, and it is a public forum for unfettered free speech. []


RADV Gets Support For 32-bit GPU Pointers For User SGPRs, Benefiting Performance "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Samuel Pitoiset of Valve's Linux graphics driver team has been working on support for 32-bit GPU pointers for user SGPRs as his latest performance enhancement for this open-source Radeon Vulkan driver...


Coultergeist Activities for Israel "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Ann Coulter is paid to say crazy things, weird things, dumb things, and diabolical things.


Indonesia: Muslim cleric orders multiple jihad massacres "IndyWatch Feed War"

A Muslim cleric? A man who has dedicated his life to understanding Islam correctly and communicating it properly somehow got the idea that his religion commanded him to fight against and kill unbelievers? How could this have happened? Surely Pope Francis must be on his way to Indonesia right now to explain to Aman Abdurrahman []


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Joint Efforts of China, EU Needed to Fight Unilateralism
By Ai Jun
Global Times
2018/5/17 22:13:40

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday in Paris, the first stop of his ongoing European tour. He will also visit Spain and Portugal in coming days. On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the China-EU comprehensive strategic partnership, Wang's trip will launch a period of frequent interactions between the two sides. Meanwhile, recent moves from the US also provide China and the European Union with another reason to collaborate.

One day before Wang's visit, European Council President Donald Tusk blasted US President Donald Trump saying, "Thanks to him we got rid of all illusions. We realize that if you need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of your arm."

He said this after Washington announced it was prepared to impose sanctions on European companies for doing business with Iran following the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.

Previously the EU had been trying hard to grit its teeth and keep smiling at Trump's willfulness. Brussels wanted to safeguard its investment and security guarantee from the US, as well as boost its own confidence through a US-EU alliance against the backdrop of Brexit and growing discord within the block. But Trump did not think so. All he wanted to do was cast off international responsibilities, erect protectionist walls and break up trading partnerships. Europe finally realized it was pure folly to fantasize that the US could be in any way dependable.

"America first" has provided Trump with sufficient impetus to threaten EU enterprises while raising harsh terms against Beijing during the Sino-US trade negotiations. It is no exaggeration to say that Trump is posing an enormous risk to optimum distribution of resources, technical progress and the welfare of global consumers, all the benefits that come with globalization, free trade, market competition and the survival of the fittest.

Tusk argued the EU was confronting global challenges created by Trump's unreliability.

Europe is not alone in standing up to US unilateralism. Over the years, China has devoted itself to prote...


APC state congress yet to start in Edo, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Rivers "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The nationwide state congresses of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled for May 19 are yet to start in the four South-South states of Edo, Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Rivers, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). In Edo, accreditation had not started at about 10.28 a.m with heavy security at the Imaguero College, []

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'Perpetual War -- U.S. is a Sham' -- Russell Means Interview on U.S. Imperialism in 2008 "IndyWatch Feed War"

'Perpetual War -- U.S. is a Sham' -- Russell Means 2008 Interview on U.S. Imperialism with Govinda Dalton Russell Means and Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke out against the United States perpetual war and imperialism during the final years of their lives Article by Brenda Norrell Audio by Govinda Dalton, KMEC and Earthcycles Censored News DENVER -- Russell Means, in this interview in


Ecuador Hints It May Hand Over Assange "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

If the American state acquires Assange, it may torture and kill him. It certainly wishes to. Chelsea Manning was tortured for exposing a whole lot less, and Manning's crime included revelations about torture and murder.


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Despite Global Mess, There is No Cold War II
By Liu Zhiqin
Global Times
2018/5/17 22:23:40

Some international scholars believe the world is in the midst of "Cold War II" when they assess the global vicissitudes of the decade and especially what the Donald Trump administration has done in the past year. In their writings, they create an illusion that the Cold War is back and call on people to stay vigilant.

However, despite some apparent symptoms, such an inference does not stand up to careful analysis.

As we know, the Cold War refers to estranged relations leading to a "neither-war-nor-peace" paradigm between the former Soviet Union-led socialist camp and the US-led Western capitalist camp. The phrase "Cold war intertwined with cold peace" could best interpret the world situation back then, which actually created a relatively closed, independent and tranquil environment for both sides to achieve development. In the Cold War, the iconic building was the Berlin Wall, and the iconic struggle was a tit-for-tat row over differing ideologies.

Technology and people-to-people exchanges were severed, and foreign trade was only carried out within the same camp. There was no so-called "globalization." In economy, the East and the West established the Council for Mutual Economic Aid and the Organization for European Economic Co-Operation to take charge of trade relations within each of their camps. In military, NATO and the Warsaw Treaty Organization were founded, regularly showing off their muscle with military drills. But when a contingency occurred, they could do no more than putting on a fierce look. That was why the Cold War lasted for nearly four decades.

Look at the situation now and we can find numerous contradictions but almost nothing similar to the Cold War of the past century.

In the first place, the international disputes have yet to split the world into "East and West" in the traditional sense: There's neither a socialist camp nor a new capitalist one. Confrontation between the two camps is key to a Cold War taking shape.

When it comes to ideology, nations have adopted divergent governing philosophies, which nonetheless, lend themselves to control. Ideological confrontation is...


Prince Harry, Meghan tie nuptials "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Britains Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle were pronounced husband and wife on Saturday by the Archbishop of Canterbury in a glittering union that brought a measure of modern Hollywood glamor into the 1,000-year-old monarchy. Markle entered the chapel unescorted, dressed in a flowing white gown created by British designer Clare Waight Keller and []

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TAMS summit urges retooling of educational system as vital for making Nigeria work again "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Stakeholders at the 2018 TAMS summit themed, Making Nigeria work has called on the Nigerian government to immediately restructure the countrys educational system in order to ensure a brighter future for the country. Nigerians youths who attended the event in their large numbers were also tasked to go beyond sentiments, imbibe the culture and value []

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Statement: Israeli police using brutality and unnecessary force against peaceful protesters "IndyWatch Feed War"

Editors Note: The following statement was issued today following the police crackdown Friday night on a protest in Haifa against the Israeli massacre in Gaza. 

Haifa. Saturday, 19 May 2018.

In light of recent barbaric and inhumane military actions carried out against unarmed protesting Palestinian civilians in Gaza by Israeli forces, culminating in the killing of 106 Palestinians, 15 of whom were children, and injuring more than 12,000 innocent civilians, and with the merciless excessive and unnecessary use of force, such as the use of live ammunition (over 3500 rounds), protests have erupted all over the world and in Israel in solidarity with Gaza and its victims. Amongst the many hotspots, Haifa experienced the highest number of Police brutality cases and arrests of activists and high school students. Demonstrators have been gathering daily to peacefully express their right to protest and stand by the March of Return victims. Police have escalated their intervention and use of violence against protesters each day culminating in the mass arrests and brutality witnessed on Friday night.

There is no doubt the Police and Special Forces on site were well equipped and prepared to disrupt the peaceful demonstration in Haifa. On Friday night it did not take long for the Police to barge in and charge the crowd, beating and making sporadic arrests clearly shown on all documented videos and pictures from the scene.

The Police brutality didnt end here. Many of the detainees, if not all, reports are still incoming, were brutally beaten by the arresting officers while in custody in the Police station and interrogation rooms; moreover, some of the victims were rushed to the Emergency Room (ER) and even hospitalized for serious injuries. Amongst the hospitalized, Jafar Farah, Director of the Mossawa Center, who was rushed to the ER for a broken knee and severe chest and abdomen blunt trauma, following a brutal attack on him by Police officers while in custody.


How to Run a Blockchain on a Deserted Island with Pen and Paper "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

If youre ever stranded on a deserted island, knowing how to run the process of decentralized consensusor in other words, operate a very simple blockchain by handcan prove to be very useful. All you need is some fellow survivors, this post, a pen and a few pieces of paper.

If youre not certain this skill is useful for your survival, be sure to read my last post on how blockchain can vastly improve island life.

Lets go back to that original story and go through the process with our fearless heroes, who just crashed on a deserted island somewhere in the South PacificHugo, Sawyer, Kate and Jack.

A short recap: the gang is trying to implement IslandCoin, a revolutionary new currency that will bring an end to the islands crippled barter economy. The gang has agreed its fair if each of them starts with 100 coins. Since they dont have metal to mint actual coins, theyll have to make do with a few pieces of paper. Riddled with trust issues, the gang hasnt been able to agree on one person to keep track of balances. Their only option is to maintain the balances together.

Well start with what is probably the simplest blockchain implementation for our island use case. In future posts we can explore other implementations and tie them to concepts like Proof of Work and Proof of Stakethis will help us see their benefits and drawbacks. But for now, lets start as simple as it gets.

What are we trying to achieve? Its very simple actuallyall were trying to do is maintain a simple table of balances on a piece of paper. This table will show how many coins each of our heroes has. The trick is, because we cant have one piece of paper that holds the only source of truthwere going to have to keep things equal and let each of the gang maintain their own versionthis is the decentralized part. And naturally, were also going to hope that all 4 pieces of paper eventually show the same thingthis is the consensus part.

Original Submission



Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

China Air Force Lands Bombers on South China Sea Island
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinas air force has landed bombers on islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of a training exercise in the disputed region, it said in a statement.

A division of the Peoples Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) recently organized multiple bombers such as the H-6K to conduct take-off and landing training on islands and reefs in the South China Sea in order to improve our ability to reach all territory, conduct strikes at any time and strike in all directions, it said in the statement issued on Friday.

It said the pilot of the H-6K bomber conducted assault training on a designated sea target and then carried out take-offs and landings at an airport in the area, describing the exercise as preparation for the West Pacific and the battle for the South China Sea.

The notice, published on the PLAAFs Weibo microblogging account, did not provide the precise location of the exercise.

The United States has dispatched warships to disputed areas of the South China Sea in a bid to challenge Chinas extensive sovereignty claims in the territory, which is subject to various claims by China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan, Brunei and Malaysia.

The United States remains committed to a free and open Indo-Pacific, Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Logan told Reuters.

We have seen these same reports and Chinas continued militarization of disputed features in the South China Sea only serves to raise tensions and destabilize the region.

Reporting by David Stanway and Winni Zhou; Additional reporting by Phil Stewart in WASHINGTON; Editing by Kim Coghill


Frances Role in Africa "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Yves Engler | Dissident Voice | May 17, 2018 Fake news, propaganda, public relations, advertising it goes by many names, but at the core of all these terms is the idea that powerful institutions, primarily governments and corporations, strive to manipulate our understanding of world affairs. The most effective such shaping of opinion []


V Is For Violet and Violeta. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Violet. Violeta.

A wild Viola flower. This photo was taken in March, now its already too late for them. Its always a joy to find a patch of wild violets on the forest floor.

Click for full size!

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Statement In Support Of Nicaragua "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Commander Daniel Ortega, who has historically raised and defended the flag of the Sandinista Front with his own life, was re-elected in November 2016 by the overwhelming majority of 70% of the electoral vote, in an election of unquestionable democratic character exercise that was monitored by a number of different domestic and international organizations. Since April 18, groups committed to vandalism and violence have been trying to undermine the internal order of the country through blood and fire.


16 Awesome Properties Of Addition Worksheets Photograph "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

free properties of addition posters identity mutative and adding and subtracting hexadecimal worksheets number line 18 best addition properties images on pinterest properties of multiplication math sorting activity identity zero associative property of addition worksheet 3 math practice school age room pinterest addition with dice...


Zapotecas consiguen suspensin definitiva contra proyecto elico en Oaxaca "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Foto: Ana Cristina Ramos / Pie de Pgina

Ciudad de Mxico | Desinformmonos. Dos suspensiones definitivas para evitar que contine el procedimiento de consulta sobre el proyecto central elica Gunaa Sicar, as como su construccin y operacin, fueron concedidas a las comunidad zapoteca de Unin Hidalgo, en Oaxaca, inform la organizacin Proyecto de Derechos Econmicos Sociales y Culturales (ProDESC).

La organizacin puntualiz que las suspensiones fueron otorgadas por el Juzgado Primero de Distrito contra el proyecto elico a cargode la empresa Elica de Oaxaca, filial de la transnacional francesa EDF.

El mismo juzgado ya haba resuelto que no se llevara a cabo o continuara, de haberse iniciado, el procedimiento de consulta por no existir condiciones naturales (dado el sismo ocurrido en septiembre de 2017 y los subsecuentes) y tampoco las condiciones sociales por los conflictos internos que pudieran surgir en la propia comunidad, dados los prximos plebiscitos electorales a nivel municipal, as como por los eventos culturales por fiestas patronales, ya que esos aspectos podran influir en la decisin que, en su caso, adopte la comunidad indgena.

De esta manera, la autoridad reconoci la falta de condiciones naturales y sociales para un ejercicio del derecho a la consulta libre, de buena fe y adecuada a las circunstancias, derivada de los prximos plebiscitos electorales a celebrarse en la comunidad de Unin Hidalgo a nivel federal, as como por los sismos de septiembre de 2017.

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Police nab 2 for using stolen SIM cards to defraud "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Enugu State Police Command has arrested two persons using stolen SIM cards to defraud the owners in the state. The Commands Spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said in a statement on Saturday that the two suspects were arrested on May 18. Amaraizu said that the Police recovered 30 cards of different telecommunication networks, belonging to []

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Army neutralised 2 female bombers in failed attempt to infiltrate troops base "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Nigerian Army says it neutralised two female suicide bombers, who attempted to infiltrate troops in Kawuri, in Konduga Local Government Area on Friday. Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this in a statement released on Saturday. Nwachukwu said that the suicide bombers had used the cover of []

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South Africa: Sunni Muslims who stabbed Shias and burned Shia mosque prayed first, then attacked "IndyWatch Feed War"

Of course they prayed first, because they were about to embark upon a jihad. They believed that what they were about to do was a holy act, for which Allah would reward them. Yet the Western establishment media is still filled with nonsense such as this, which claims that jihad terrorists are not really motivated []


On The Eve Of Venezuelan Presidential Election, US Empire Is Not Sitting Idly By "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Venezuelan President Nicols Maduro is the frontrunner in the presidential elections scheduled for May 20. If past pronouncements and practice by the US empire are any indication, every effort will be made to oust an avowed socialist from what is considered the US backyard. With a week to go to the election, the leftist president of Bolivia Evo Morales tweeted: Before the elections they (US and allies) will carry out violent actions supported by the media and after the elections they will try a military invasion with Armed Forces from neighboring countries.


Just saying "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

BBC Three is "just saying"... (and, of course, just taking the opportunity to have a wee pop at Donald Trump. Or are they just being patriotic?)...


UUA Church Active in Limiting Methane Releases from Fracking Operations "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Atmospheric methane dramatically increacing

Church with $2K in gas drillers stock wins methane vote

From an Article by Michael Rubinkam, Washington Post, May 17, 2018

Associated Press A church with a minuscule stake in Range Resources has won shareholder approval of a resolution to force Pennsylvanias largest natural gas driller to produce a report on its effort to scale back methane emissions.

The Unitarian Universalist Association, which owns Range stock valued at about $2,000, sought to force the energy giant to produce a report that reviews the companys policies, actions and plans related to methane emissions management.

Ranges board opposed the measure, saying the Fort Worth, Texas-based company already discloses that information to stockholders as well as to federal and state environmental regulators. A board statement that urged shareholders to reject the proposal archly noted that it was submitted on behalf of a stockholder who holds 130 shares.

Shareholders at the companys annual meeting on Wednesday approved the activist churchs resolution by the slimmest of margins, giving it just over 50 percent of the vote. A similar measure offered by the church in 2014 was withdrawn after getting just 8 percent.

Environmentalists hailed shareholders change of heart.

This vote provides further proof that the public is increasingly concerned about the impact of oil and gas pollution, said Andrew Williams, director of legislative and regulatory affairs at the Environmental Defense Fund.

The Boston-based Unitarian Universalist Association wants Range and other drillers to limit emissions from methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. It said Range had not provided adequate disclosure of its mitigation strategy. The resolution approved by shareholders demands that Range produce a report by September on its efforts to stop methane leaks.

Range said its not a significant emitter of methane and already takes steps to limit pollution.

The company said in a statement on Thursday that it appreciate...

Top 5 Articles This Week (May 14-18, 2018) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Here are our top articles from the week:

1. "Urban Acupuncture" Offers Struggling Neighborhoods a Better Future
by Dan Reed | May 14, 2018

By choosing to rehab and rent the homes in the worst condition, these developers are helping low income neighborhoods find a new future.

2. 4 Simple Things Your Town can do Right Now to Make Life Easier for Small Scale Developers
by Rachel Quednau | May 16, 2018

Because it shouldnt be this hard.

3. Multigenerational Living: The Future of Housing or a Last Resort?
by Alyssa Oursler | May 16, 2018

Multigenerational housing is on the rise. What does it mean for our families and our cities?

4. The Trouble with Housing
by John Reuter | May 15, 2018

Housing policy is a difficult puzzle because we want it to accomplish so many competing objectives simultaneously.

5. How One Local Government is Encouraging Urban Revitalization
by Harlan Spector | May 15, 2018

In Akron, Ohio, local leaders are taking steps to ensure that vacant spaces can be filled and new businesses can thrive.


UCLA: Palestinian students rip down Armenian and Israeli flags at event on indigenous peoples "IndyWatch Feed War"

These self-righteous fascist thugs can be found on virtually every campus in the United States. The freedom of speech is being consistently denied to those who dissent from the hard-Left agenda, while administrators stand by, also subscribing to the hate speech is not free speech slogan, which effectively guts the freedom of speech altogether. Note []


We Build Your Homes, But Have No Homes Ourselves: Diary Of A South African Land Occupation "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Talitha and Johanna work as maids. They earn R150 per day, which is the price of a gallon of milk, a pound of cheese, a loaf of bread and four oranges (1 Rand is about 5 Rupees). They could just about eat for a day, but thats about it. They smile at me when I ask them how they manage to get by. Johanna says, barely. They live in Good Hope Settlement, a congested piece of land in Germiston just outside Johannesburg (South Africa). Their homes are temporary, called shacks in this part of the world. These shelters abut each other. They have no protection from the rain and offer no privacy. The lack of sanitation facilities means that sewage runs through their narrow lanes. It also means that illness is a constant worry.


Colombia: Dam Disaster Displaces Tens of Thousands "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

from Telesur

Heavy floods at the construction site of Colombias largest hydroelectric dam have forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes, after 600 had already been displaced during the weekend.

Nearly 5,000 citizens evacuated the surrounding villages bordering the Cauca river at risk of serious flooding Wednesday after complications at the Hidroituango dam led to a state of emergency.

During an interview Thursday, Medellin Mayor Federico Gutierrez said department authorities are preparing for tsunami-sized waves.

Its a very delicate situation. A possible break or fracture of the dam would be a huge catastrophe for the whole country, Gutierrez said.

At least one village has been destroyed, leaving 600 people homeless. Two bridges, schools and a clinic have also been razed.

This water could destabilize the dams infrastructure by midnight it came again with less force, but constant flow, said Jorge Londoo De la Cuesta, director of the project and the Colombian Public Services Company (EPM).

The total population of the departments to be evacuated adds up to 120,000 people, but no deaths or missing people have been reported so far.

Activists that have opposed the dam since its approval in 2009 say the engine room collapsed because the company left plant material accumulating, but Londoo claims unpredictable geological conditions caused the tunnel to collapse.

Communities are losing their way of life, Isabel Cristina Zuleta, a local environmental activist from the Rios Vivos Movement (Li...


PALESTINE: George Galloway Schools Laura Loomer on the History of the Genocidal Zionist Occupation "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Injured children after Zionist forces fired on unarmed protestors in Gaza. (Photo: U-News)

21st Century Wire says..

George Galloway destroys American far-right political activist, Laura Loomers horrifying defence of the Zionist regimes brutality and genocidal policy against the Palestinian people. Loomer treated the recent murder of sixty Palestinians in Gaza as if it were a football score, celebrating the 58 deaths of unarmed Palestinians versus the zero casualty score in the Zionist ranks.

Among the murdered civilians were 8 month old baby girl Leila Al-Ghandour who was overcome by the tear gas fired upon civilians by the IOF.

Listen to George Galloway masterful deconstruction of Loomers Zionist propaganda:


Cover photograph by Mahmud Hams of AFP. 

READ MORE PALESTINE NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire Palestine Files



EU Unveils Plans To Block Donald Trumps Sanctions Against Iran "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Leaders approve 'blocking clause' to protect European companies. Brussels has unveiled details of measures that would block American sanctions against European companies trying to do business with Iran, in a bid to head off Donald Trumps new economic assault on the Middle Eastern county. The US president announced the re-introduction of the anti-Iran sanctions as he confirmed US was breaking the international deal designed to put a stop to the countrys nuclear programme with the end to sanctions as a reward for compliance. Mr Trumps administration has not ruled out hitting European companies that trade with Iran with its new measures, so the EU has now responded by updating a blocking statue originally meant to circumvent a the US embargo against Cuba in the 1990s.


Austria: 9-year-old Muslim migrant boy threatens children with knife, says Allah commanded him to kill people "IndyWatch Feed War"

Nine years old. Where did he get such an idea? The investigation has not revealed that he was instigated by his parents to do so. Great, but what kind of an environment is he growing up in? And how many more are like him? Does anyone know? Does anyone care? Or are we all just []


Gaza: United Nations Votes To Launch War Crimes Investigation Into Israeli Armys Use Of Force "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The resolution, which was debated Friday during the Council's 28th special session to discuss international law violations during protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem. The resolution, which sort to urgently dispatch an independent, international commission of inquiry, was supported by 29 members. Only the United States and Australia voted against the resolution, 14 nations abstained. The Great March of Return began on March 30, Palestinian Land Day. Since then, Palestinian have protested every Friday to demand their right to return to the towns and villages they were expelled from during and after the creation of the state of Israel on May 14, 1948.


BREAKING: Scores injured as thugs sack APC factional congress in Ondo (PHOTOS) "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Scores including journalists, member of House of Representatives and top politicians were injured as suspected thugs disrupted factional APC State Congress in Akure, the Ondo State capital, Among the injured were Sunkanmi Elujoba of Adaba FM, Damisi Ojo of The Nation, Bamigbola Gbolagunte of The Sun, Olumide Abudu of Radio Nigeria Positive FM. The Chairman []

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Wild Plum. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Click for full size.

C. Ford.


JUST IN: APC faction holds parallel state congress in Lagos (PHOTOS) "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos is currently holding a parallel state congress at the Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja. Led by a former campaign Director General of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Dr. Fouad Oki, the faction said it is conducting its state congress to elect the State Working Executive of the party. []

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UM Lecturers Fight For Higher, Equal Pay "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Dearborn  Lecturers at the University of Michigan are calling on school officials to raise their wages, saying they have been underpaid for years and threaten to go on strike if the school rejects their request. The Lecturers Employee Organization which represents 1,700 non-tenure lecturers at the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses says it has been bargaining for a new contract with the university since October, and its contract expires May 29. The union members gathered at the Dearborn campus on Thursday to display unity before going to the University of Michigan Board of Regents meeting to speak out. Union leaders say many lecturers on all three campuses are not making enough to support a family and have to work additional jobs for more income. They also want equal pay rates at all three campuses. Ann Arbor lecturers are paid higher salaries.


Undercover video: Muslim efforts to spread Islam and bring Sharia to US "IndyWatch Feed War"

It is an integral part of the Islamophobia victimhood narrative that Islamophobes push a conspiracy theory that some Muslims want to take over the U.S. and impose Sharia. In this video there are numerous Muslim spokesmen saying exactly that. Are they all Islamophobes?


20,000 North Carolina Teachers Walk Out, Demanding More Resources And Better Pay "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Twenty thousand teachers staged a school walkout in North Carolina on Wednesday, demanding better salaries and more money for education. Forty school districts canceled classes in what The New York Times reports is the first walkout for teachers in that state. North Carolina, as The Guardian reports, stood 39th nationwide in terms of public school teacher pay in 2017 and teachers wages have fallen by 9.4% in real terms over the last decade. Over the same period, spending on public schools here has dropped by 8%. Both the low pay and the lack of resources have taken a toll on teachers morale. I have to work other jobs, Kaitlyn Davis, 26, a fourth-grade teacher, told The Guardian. And its not fair because it takes away from the energy that I have to put into teaching.


Patent Law Firms That Profit From Software Patent Applications and Lawsuits Still Pull a Berkheimer to Attract Business in Vain "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

These patents and lawsuits would still be a waste of time and money

Pulling a Berkheimer

Summary: The Alice-inspired (Supreme Court) 35 U.S.C. 101 remains unchanged, but the patent microcosm endlessly mentions a months-old decision from a lower court (than the Supreme Court) to sell the impression that everything is changing and software patents have just found their teeth again

The Berkheimer Memorandum, wrote Marks & Clerks Julian Asquith and Tobias Eriksson in their headline just a little while ago, is Good news for software patents in the US (perpetuating the old hype, such as "Berkheimer Effect" and pulling a Berkheimer). The USPTO offered a consultation after Berkheimer and there are still months to go. Quoting Marks & Clerk:

The Berkheimer memorandum, issued by the USPTO on 19 April 2018, is good news for applicants of US software-related patents.

In summary, an examiner at the USPTO is now obliged to factually prove that any additional features of a claim are well-understood, routine, and conventional in order to support an abstract idea rejection. Hence, if a claim is novel and inventive, it should now be easier to show that it is also patent eligible (i.e. that it relates to patentable subject-matter).

It is widely acknowledged that the patenting of software-related inventions became more difficult in the US following the decision in 2014 of the US Supreme Court in decision known as Alice (Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International).

That in no way changes Alice, only burden of proof associated with it. In that regard, not much will happen.



World watch Sunday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Saturday GMT For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.


My Life Since I Was Doxxed, A Case Study in Why Antifascists Wear Masks "IndyWatch Feed War"

An antifascist activist discusses constant trolling from fascists, Twitter harassment, her house being set on fire, and other challenges of being doxxed.

Originally published by IdaVox.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

My Life Since I Was Doxxed, A Case Study in Why Antifascists Wear Masks

Hello, this is Lacy MacAuley, I answered my phone.

Is this Lacy? asked a womans voice.

Yes, this is Lacy, I answered.

The caller ID showed that the person was calling from Vermont. Probably a Bernie supporter who wants to be part of our protests against Donald Trump, I thought. I was sitting on a floor in a church in Washington DC, on my computer with a few other activists. The date was Monday, January 16, 2017. It was Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day and I had the day off work. All around us, people were preparing for the protests of Trumps Inauguration on January 20, 2017. A workshop in nonviolent direct action would be underway soon, and we had invited a gaggle of reporters to come and film people learning how to effectively blockade the security gates that would surround Trumps Inaugural ceremony.

I was furiously responding to press inquiries and making arrangements for other activists to get interviewed. My name and phone number was on all of our press materials, and our news story was a hot ticket.

Well, I am here in Vermont, and Ive seen a few Bernie rallies, the woman began. Her voice then raised several octaves. But you people planning to protest the President! Just fuck you! You are a c**t.

I can hear that you are very angry, I said, trying my best to use nonviolent communication. I think you should realize that

Fuck you! You people are just ruining our country! the woman continued. She elaborated on her point for a moment while my mind worked on how she may have gotten my phone number. Maybe she had seen a pre...


Grave of the Fireflies is a timely movie, all the time "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

You all follow Movies with Mikey, right? Hes a guy who really loves the movies, and does these wonderful analyses of pop culture between him and Lindsay Ellis Im learning to see movies with a fresh eye.

Anyway, hes started a new series, Lessons Animation Taught Us, and itsinteresting.

Much of it is about how children and adults see these kids movies with a different eye. Lessons learned:

  • He really liked Disneys Sword in the Stone as a kid I didnt care for it myself, but I read TH Whites book first, which I found much more vivid than the movie but its really the story of an abused child deprived of all agency and trapped in a fate he didnt want.

  • Dumbo is horrifying. Its the story of an abused, tortured child told through the lens of a racist culture. Dont show it to your children.

  • But the movie we are all obligated to see, and the one we should take more lessons from, is Grave of the Fireflies.

    Let that one sink in for a moment.

    I took my daughter to see that one when she was a teenager. We thought, ah, Studio Ghibli, itll be fun and quirky and thoughtful and beautiful. Its a about a 3 year old girl dying slowly of starvation after the firebombing of Japan in WWII. We walked home afterwards in a kind of shocked silence.

Mikey is right, though. Americans should actually all see the consequences of our actions abroad.


Trump Is Giving Saudi Arabia an Easy Path to Nukes "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TEHRAN (FNA)- The world is yet to respond to Saudi Arabias Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who keeps telling us that Riyadh will pursue a nuclear weapon if its regional rival Iran obtains one, a stance that has been stated more frequently at a time when the whole world has verified that Tehrans nuclear program []


Arizona exercise based on post-quake exodus from California "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

PHOENIX (AP) Government agencies, businesses and other organizations in Arizona plan to participate in an exercise to practice how the state would respond to a migration of 400,000 people following a catastrophic earthquake in Southern California.

The Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs says participants in the National Mass Care Exercise in the coming week will tackle how to organize operations such as providing food, shelter and medical services.


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Net Neutrality Is Coming Back, No Matter What Happens Next With The Senate Resolution "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The resolution the Senate passed Wednesday that would reinstate the Federal Communications Commission's net-neutrality rules may ultimately go nowhere. But this issue isn't going away. And one day, most likely in the not-too-distant future, net-neutrality protections will be the law of the land again this time for good. Support for the open-internet rules has only grown over time, both among the public and in the Beltway. And the more people know about the rules and what purpose they serve, the more they like and back them, no matter which side of the political aisle they're on. "People from across the political spectrum, from the far left to the far right, can all agree: They don't want their cable company to control where they get their news and information, how they listen to music, or where they can stream videos," said Evan Greer, the deputy director of Fight for the Future, an internet activist group that pushed hard for the Senate resolution.


May 20 in history "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

325 The First Council of Nicea  the first Ecumenical Council of the Christian Church was held.

526  An earthquake killed about 300,000 people in Syria and Antiochia.

685  The Battle of Dunnichen or Nechtansmere is fought between a Pictish army under King Bridei III and the invading Northumbrians under King Ecgfrith, who are decisively defeated.

1217  The Second Battle of Lincoln resulting in the defeat of Prince Louis of France by William Marshal, 2nd Earl of Pembroke.

1293  King Sancho IV of Castile created the Study of General Schools of Alcal.

1497  John Cabot set sail from Bristol,on his ship Matthew looking for a route to the west (other documents give a May 2 date).

1498  Vasco da Gama arrived at Kozhikode (previously known as Calicut), India.

1521  Battle of Pampeluna: Ignatius Loyola was seriously wounded.

1570  Cartographer Abraham Ortelius issued the first modern atlas.

1609  Shakespeares Sonnets were first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe.

1631  The city of Magdeburg in Germany was seized by forces of the Holy Roman Empire and most of its inhabitants massacred, in one of the bloodiest incidents of the Thirty Years War.

1733 Captain James Cook released the first sheep in New Zealand.



The Daily Bird #710. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A beautiful Rose-breasted Grosbeak from Kengi, click for full size!

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Islamicize Me Day 3: Wax On, Wax Off "IndyWatch Feed War"

On Day 3 of Islamicize Me, our heroes learn how to groom themselves properly for Allah! (Hint: Allah wants beards on top, but not on bottom!) To visit Vocabs channel: To visit Jons channel: PATREON: TWITTER: FACEBOOK: MINDS: WEBSITE:


Blaming The Victims Of Israels Gaza Massacre "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Israel massacred 60 Palestinians on Monday, including seven children, bringing to 101 the total number of Palestinians Israel has killed since Palestinians began the Great March on March 30. In that period, Israel has killed 11 Palestinian children, two journalists, one person on crutches and three persons with disabilities. Mondays casualties included 1,861 wounded, bringing total injuries inflicted by Israel to 6,938 people, including 3,615 with live fire. Israel is using bullets designed to expand inside the body, causing maximum, often permanent damage: The injuries sustained by patients will leave most with serious, long-term physical disabilities, says Mdecins Sans Frontires (Haaretz, 4/22/18). On the 70th anniversary of Israels so-called declaration of independence, the United States opened its new embassy in Jerusalema city Israel claims as its own, despite what international law says on the matter...


Joel Olson: What is White Supremacy? "IndyWatch Feed War"

This piece outlining the history and practice of white supremacy in the United States was published as part of the Lexicon pamphlet series created by the Institute for Anarchist Studies which aims to convert words into politically helpful tools. Author Joel Olson was a committed organizer, thinker and active within US anarchist politics for many years. He authored The Abolition of White DemocracyThe Abolition of White Democracy and you can find more of his writings here.

Originally published by Black Rose Anarchist Federation. Written by Joel Olson.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

Joel Olson: What is White Supremacy?

Biologically speaking,theres no such thing as race. As hard as theyve tried, scientists have never been able to come up with an adequate definition of it. Yet the social and political effects of race are very real. Race is like a dollar billa human creation rather than a fact of nature that has value only because people say it does. And like money, people give race value because it serves a function in society. That function in the United States is to suppress class conflict.

In the United States, the system of race (what we now call white supremacy) emerged in the late 1600s to preserve the land and power of the wealthy. Rich planters in Virginia feared what might happen if indigenous tribes, slaves, and indentured servants united and overthrew them. Through a series of laws, they granted the English poor certain rights and privileges denied to all persons of African and Native American descent: the right to be excluded from enslavement, move about freely without a pass, acquire property, bear arms, enjoy free speech and assembly, change jobs, and vote. For their part, t...


UK: Muslim schoolteacher screams that he will fight and die for Islam, loses his job but not for that "IndyWatch Feed War"

A teacher from a Rainham school who was seen on social media stating he was ready to fight and die for Islam has left his job. Fortunately. However: The termination of his placement is not connected with the allegations made on social media and instead relates to a performance related process that predates this. Hegab []


New Data Offers Insights Into The Dynamics Of Nonviolent Resistance "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In a recent article for The Guardian, L.A. Kaufman argues that we are living in a golden age of protest. But, she cautions, protests are often not enough for movements to realize their desired outcomes. Applying more disruptive methods, like sit-ins or blockades, is a necessary next step for organizers who wish to effect transformative change. Indeed, tactical innovation and the adoption of a broad range of nonviolent methods is a hallmark of successful resistance campaigns in the past. That said, little systematic research exists to help organizers understand when and how to use different methods of resistance. How can shifting between acts of omission and commission, concentration and dispersion, or protest, noncooperation and intervention advantage or disadvantage nonviolent movements?


Stephen E. Arnold: Cambridge Analytica Bankrupt, Facebook Next? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Stephen E. Arnold

Cambridge Analytica Bankrupt: What Company Is Next on the Firing Line?

Cambridge Analytica has declared bankruptcy. What outfit is next to be pushed to center stage?

Facebook? Perhaps. The founder of Facebook has an opportunity to answer questions before Englands law makers soon. Very soon.

And Google?


#FBPE Follies "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

As diligent observers of the BBC News website, you'll probably have noticed that the BBC News website's front page yesterday had yesterday's news ('Pickles and Lilley among former Tory ministers to get peerages') that that the Government has nominated nine Conservatives to go alongside a nominee from the DUP and three nominees from Labour as new members of the House of Lords. The BBC News Channel and the main BBC One news bulletins covered it too. Today - the day after - that news has understandably slipped off the BBC's home page. Cue indignation from the #FBPE Brigade this morning:
Anthony Sumner #FBPE: Theresa May stuffing the Lords with Brexiteers gets no mention on the BBC front page this morning. Nothing. Parliamentary system: subverted. The BBC: Silent. Very Concerning: Understatement.
Baz Smith #FBPE: This is not acceptable - BBC failing the people.
Terry McKeown: BBC news arm now a disgrace.
(Rob Burley of the BBC replied to the last one, "What about the rest of our body?").

Of course, it's easy to mock such people for arriving a day late and then complaining that the BBC didn't report something when, if they'd arrived on time, they'd have seen wasn't the case at all and that the BBC reportedly it widely and prominently. 

And it's also easy to mock them for accusing Mrs May of "stuffing the Lords with Brexiteers" when she's actually stuffing the Lords with people who supported Remain (only Peter Lilley being a Brexiteer), though they may now support her Brexit plans.


Oh, actually there isn't a 'but' here. #complaintsfrombothsides.


East is east, and west is west... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

When BBC One's News at Six kicks off with the Government's decision to place the East Coast mainline into public ownership (as it did on Wednesday) and the BBC's Transport Correspondent begins her main report on the story you would at least expect her to get the most basic facts right - or for the programme's editors to have spotted any particularly gruesome bloopers beforehand and corrected them. But Victoria Fritz's report on Wednesday began like this
They say bad luck comes in threes. Well, the Government will be hoping this is the last time it has to step in on the London to Glasgow line. Just three years after its latest privatisation, the East Coast rail line is heading back to state control.
The East Coast mainline, of course, goes from London to Edinburgh. It's the West Coast mainline that goes from London to Glasgow (via Lancaster).  

Standards are slipping at BBC News.


Palestine: International Protection and Trusteeship "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Few days, Arab and Muslim countries, some reluctantly sending much lower representatives, attended a special conference of the Organization of Islamic States at the request of Turkish President Erdogan. Absent from such an important conference were the President of the Palestinian Authority (terms expired 10 years ago) and the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and []


A Year After TC Heartland the Patent Microcosm is Trying to Dilute This Supreme Courts Decision or Work Around It "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Microsoft and IBM would certainly want a patent litigation resurgence and so would their lawyers

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Summary: IAM, Patent Docs, Managing IP and Patently-O want more litigation (especially somewhere like the Eastern District of Texas), so in an effort to twist TC Heartland they latch onto ZTE and BigCommerce cases

THE TC Heartland decision an historic and important Supreme Court decision has had a profound effect on enforcement of patents granted by the USPTO; it became a lot harder to reach plaintiff-friendly courts. This meant that, overall, it became even harder to enforce questionable patents, such as software patents.

Bearing in mind the limitation in terms of diversity of sources/views (IAM, Patent Docs, Managing IP and Patently-O are all cornerstones of patent maximalism), we still decided to cover it here.The past week has been relatively quiet on the patent front and it can be seen as a positive thing because the patent microcosm is coming to grips with the demise of patent maximalism. Patents that are on abstract ideas, for example, lost their teeth. Notably software patents, which we shall remark on later this weekend.

Of relevance to TC Heartland, more so on its one-year anniversary, were a couple of new cases. These received coverage from sites of patent maximalists (unfortunately the mainstream media does not cover patent news unless it can name-drop Apple or something like that which helps sell the story). Bearing in mind the limitation in terms of diversity of sources/views (IAM, Patent Docs, Managing IP and Patently-O are all cornerstones of patent maximalism), we still decided to cover it here. We wish to highlight what they are doing; theyre slanting it in their favour.

The one-year anniversary was noted by IAM just before the weekend. Its main proponent of software patents and patent trolls dec...


UK Muslim community turned against victim of sexual abuse All people wanted me to do was be quiet "IndyWatch Feed War"

A Muslim told a court that his community turned against him after he made sexual abuse allegations against a spiritual leader. Abuse can happen anywhere and by anyone, but when a religious community turns against a victim, it is telling. It reveals how far a community will go to protect its pride, its image and []


ExxonMobil PNG announces 2018 SME Digital Innovation Awards "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Awards to recognise digital technology innovation usage by micro, small and medium enterprises
Award nominees to receive complimentary IBBM Enterprise Centre business assessment
Winners announced at ABAC MSME Summit in September

Port Moresby: ExxonMobil PNG Limited, operator of the PNG LNG Project, has announced the inaugural SME Digital Innovation Awards in partnership with the IBBM Enterprise Centre that is set to recognise achievements of Papua New Guinean businesses contributing to digital innovation.

The 2018 SME Digital Innovation Awards will be presented at the PNG APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Summit and will be focused on SMEs that utilise digital technology innovation as part of their processes, or that provide a service using technology.

Awards will be presented across three categories including micro, small and medium enterprises.

ExxonMobil PNG Managing Director Andrew Barry said ExxonMobil PNG is committed to recognising and encouraging SMEs that use technology platforms to continue evolving in an ever-growing digital world.

It is important that we, as a company, contribute to developing capacity, and assist smaller organisations to remain competitive and ensure equal participation in economic activities, Barry said. The digital innovation awards will encourage MSMEs to be creative and diversify into operational areas that utilise technology to ensure growth and sustainability across the country.

The 2018 SME Digital Innovation Awards are sponsored by ExxonMobil PNG and managed by its long-standing partner, the IBBM Enterprise Centre. Through ExxonMobil PNGs partnership with IBBM, more than 19,000 entrepreneurs and local businesses have been supported since 2010 and 32,000 training days and nearly 500 business assessments have been conducted at the Enterprise Centre. 

ExxonMobil PNG continues to invest in local businesses with almost 2.3 billion Kina spent on Papua New Guinean services, including 581.6 million Kina spent with landowner companies since the start of production.

Award submissions are open to micro, small and medium businesses operating in Papua New Guinea. Each business who applies and is nominated for an award will receive a complimentary busi...


Italys new coalition plans to deport 500,000 migrants "IndyWatch Feed War"

Italy is about to form a new coalition government that promises big change and a challenge to the reckless immigration impositions from Brussels. The biggest proposal is to deport half a million migrants. A 58-page manifesto also calls for a recruitment of more police, the building of new prisons and the clearing of illegal gypsy []


No U.S.- China Trade Deal President Trumps negotiating space has been shrinking with all the pressure that has been coming out of [Congress]. He lit a fire with that [ZTE] tweet. "IndyWatch Feed War"

China has come to trade, said Larry Kudlow.
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By Shawn Donnan in Washington and Tom Mitchell in Beijing
Chinese officials have indicated their willingness to buy more US exports but stopped short of accepting US President Donald Trumps demand for a $200bn reduction in their bilateral trade surplus, as the two sides failed to agree on relief measures for a Chinese telecommunications company hit by crippling US sanctions.

As of late Friday Washington time, the two sides had yet to announce a firm deal after two days of intensive talks that highlighted their duelling priorities.

The apparent failure came as political reaction forced the Trump administration to back away from a presidential commitment to resolve a dispute over ZTE, which was forced to suspend business operations after being banned from buying US components. Last year ZTE admitted breaking US sanctions on Iran and North Korea in a $1.2bn settlement that it then allegedly violated, according to the Department of Commerce.

Resolving that issue was the top priority for Vice Premier Liu He, Chinas top economic official, during his visit to Washington this week. Ahead of the trip Mr Trump had tweeted that he and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, were working to give ZTE a way to get back into business, fast.

But Mr Trumps tweet provoked a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats in Congress who pointed to US intelligence agencies longstanding security concerns about ZTE. Politicians across the US political spectrum warned the president on Friday not to cave in to China.

The presidents negotiating space has been shrinking with all the pressure that has been coming out of [Congress]. He lit a fire with that [ZTE] tweet, said one person familiar with this weeks talks.

Larry Kudlow, chairman of the National Economic Council, insisted that ZTE would still face stiff penalties from the US and may have to c...


New migrant surge hits Greece despite multi-billion-dollar Turkey-EU deal; Erdogan demands more "IndyWatch Feed War"

In March 2016, German Chancellor Angela Merkel had reached a migrant deal with Turkish President Recep Erdogan. The agreement obliged Turkey to rein in migrant trafficking in Aegean in return for billions of euros in aid. As part of the 2016 deal, Merkel also agreed to accept 150,000 to 200,000 migrants from Turkey against the []


Expert Advice Now Available for Home Buyers in PNG "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

PNGs house buying market is slowly educating itself on how to buy quality and affordable homes.  Expert advice is increasingly available from a variety of sources including banks and insurers as well as some of the construction companies themselves.
Andrew Avenell of Port Moresby based construction company Rhodes (PNG) says its in his companys best interest to educate home buyers on what to look for in a quality home.  We spend a lot of time giving people the information they need so that they can buy the right home for their family a home that will last them a lifetime.  We remind them to do their homework, shop around and always check on the credentials of the builder such as whether they are licensed, registered with the IPA, properly insured and if they always use Australian Standard building materials.  Very importantly we also advise people to frame their homes with high quality galvanised steel rather than wood. 
Banks such as BSP have already done their own homework on many PNGs builders with quality companies like Rhodes being granted approved contractor status.  Home buyers are urged to check whether the builder they choose has been similarly approved. 
Another area of advice Rhodes has for home buyers relates to the ongoing costs of home ownership including building maintenance (repairs) and utilities (electricity and water).  Housing affordability is not just the price paid upon purchase.  Buyers are wise to choose a well-built steel framed home which will have significantly lower maintenance costs and a design that minimises energy and water costs.  Options such as solar panels and water recycling are also worth considering as an increasing number of affordable options are now available.
Avenells advice on how to buy a quality family home was well received at last years Real Estate show.  He has been invited back to this years show to share his expertise in Modern Building Techniques.  Avenell says that its Rhodes integration of technology throughout every facet of its operations that enables it to produce high quality homes at such affordable prices.  Because we are prefabrication specialists, most of our construction gets done on the factory floor rather than on the actual job site.  This enables us to build quickly a quick build is a cost effective build.  It also gives us maximum control over quality which means better homes for PNG families.
For more information on Rhodes homes contact them...


We have molecular structure of telomerase which could accelerate antiaging results "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Researchers have the molecular structure of telomerase. This should speed up the discovery of the best activators and inhibitors of telomerase.

Good activators of telomerase has been shown to boost the lifespan of mice by 20%.

Nature Cryo-EM structure of substrate-bound human telomerase holoenzyme.


Beirut Pride's Hadi Damien Q&A: Lebanon's LGBT movement is 'growing' "IndyWatch Feed War"


Festival organiser, who was detained by authorities, says the more organised you are, the more you get attacked


Raven Ridge With The Ryzen 5 2400G On Mesa 18.2 + Linux 4.17 Is Finally Stable "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Depending upon the motherboard and other factors, the Raven Ridge Linux support has been a bit of a mess since its February launch. Fortunately, with time various Linux driver fixes have landed for improving the stability and performance of these APUs with Zen CPU cores and Vega graphics. During my recent testing of the AMD Ryzen 5 2400G, it was completely stable and running fine with the newest open-source driver code but the Ryzen 3 2200G was still a stability nightmare.


EU hopes to increase trade with Iran, despite US sanctions "IndyWatch Feed War"


Iran's energy chief says Tehran could increase uranium enrichment if the Iran nuclear deal collapses


Study of Peruvians Reveals New Gene With a Major Impact on Height "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Hundreds of genes influence how tall a person is, but most make an imperceptible differenceperhaps a millimeter, for example. Now, a group studying the genetics of Peruvians, one of the world's shortest populations, has turned up a gene variant that cuts a person's height by more than 2 centimeters, on average. "It's amazing that they saw such a change," says Emma Farley, a genomicist at the University of California, San Diego. "It's quite a large effect."

Geneticists have diligently pursued genes for height; a 2014 analysis called GIANT examined 250,000 people. "That you can still pull out new players is very exciting," says Elaine Ostrander, a geneticist at the National Human Genome Research Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. "It speaks to the value of looking at isolated populations." So far, the gene variant is not known outside Peru, where the demands of living at high altitude may have driven its evolution, but it could offer clues about how other mutations influence height.

Postdoc Samira Asgari and Soumya Raychaudhuri's team, all at Harvard Medical School in Boston, originally wanted to know how a person's DNA influences the severity of tuberculosis. Together with epidemiologist Megan Murray's team at Partners in Health in Lima, they collected genetic information from 4002 residents there, along with other data including height. Peruvians are among the shortest people in the world, with men averaging 165 centimeters and women reaching about 153 centimetersin both cases about 10 centimeters shorter than average people in the United States and 15 centimeters shorter than the Dutch, generally regarded as among the world's tallest people. So the team decided to search the DNA data for genetic factors underlying this short stature.

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Jim Clapper Spying on Trump Was a Good Thing, 2233 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

- Cerule - makers of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: Good morning, Im still reporting on: Jim Clapper Spying on Trump Was a Good Thing, 2233 Synopsis: Ok, this is really heating up nicely now. As of today, we now know from one of the kingpins of the coup attempt against President Trump, the Obama Director of National Intelligence, Jim Clapper, admitted that not only was there a spy inside the Trump campaign, but in his august opinion, putting a spy inside the Trump campaign was a good thing. Now, I just want to remind you, as we reported in #2225 on Monday. Clapper is deliberately trying to confuse the media, and hes being successful. The spy in London was a well-known old CIA guy named Stefan Halper. He was acting, not as a spy, because he wasnt in the Trump campaign. He was operating as an agent provocateur, who coordinated closely with FBI counterintelligence guy, Peter Stcrzok to create the insurance policy by trying to convince Carter Page and George Papadoupoulos both of whom he met with in London - to either spy for them, or at least connect up with Russian agents so then they could bust them and by association Trump for collusion. Apparently, neither scenario worked either of those two. Please go back and look at #2225 for additional details. The real Trump spy or two is desperately being protected by Clapper et al to this day. Ive got a good idea who at least one of the real Trump spies was, and heres a faint hint. His last name rhymes with disaster. Both Tucker and Hannity had great segments tonight on the Clapper admission. Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. - Natural Hemp Oil - Use promocode: BillStill for 10% off. Vets get 15% off. - Cerule - makers of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 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: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished trut...


Green-Blooded Lizards May Hold Key to New Virus Fighters "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Recent findings about the lineage of a mystifying green-blooded lizard, a toxin-resistant amphibian prevalent in the rainforests of New Guinea, may aid the development of new antiviral treatments.

Famous for its glossy, emerald coating, the prasinohaema lizard is a type of skink, and bears an unsettling resemblance to the offspring of a snake and a frog. A group of scientists ventured into the jungles of New Guinea to harvest DNA samples from 52 species of skinks, including six green-blooded varieties.

In mapping out an evolutionary tree of the native amphibian, researchers discovered that green blood actually developed in four groups of lizards at different time periods, according to a paper published in Science Advances. Given that multiple lineages of lizards turned green all seemingly descended from red-blooded ancestors experts surmised that green blood may have been favored by natural selection, and likely contains evolutionary benefits.

The lizards flourescent lime-green coloration is caused by elevated levels of biliverdin, a toxic bile pigment known to trigger jaundice; in sufficient quantities it overwhelms the vermilion hue of red blood cells. To put that into context, the bile concentration in a green lizard higher than in any other animal can kill a human 40 times over.

Yet the lizards are in remarkably good health. Meanwhile, jaundice, manifested by yellowing of the skin, can be virulent in other species, including humans; one serious complication is liver failure. But this toxicity has an upside: a similar liver pigment, bilirubin, is thought to be lethal to malaria parasites in humans.

Zachary Rodriguez, the lead author of the study, said that the group will work to identify the genes that are responsible for the green blood.

Understanding the underlying physiological changes that have allowed these lizards to remain jaundice-free may translate to non-traditional approaches to specific health problems,...


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One-key Keyboard is Exercise in Sub-millimeter Design "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

As [Glen] describes it, the only real goal in his decision to design his single-key USB keyboard was to see how small he could build a functional keyboard using a Cherry MX key switch, and every fraction of a millimeter counted. Making a one-key USB keyboard is one thing, but making it from scratch complete with form-fitting enclosure thats easy to assemble required careful design, and luckily for all of us, [Glen] has documented it wonderfully. (Incidentally, Cherry MX switches come in a variety of qualities and features, the different models being identified by their color. [Glen] is using a Cherry MX Blue, common in keyboards due to its tactile bump and audible click.)

[Glen] steps though the design challenges of making a device where seemingly every detail counts, and explains problems and solutions from beginning to end. A PIC16F1459, a USB micro-B connector, and three capacitors are all thats needed to implement USB 2.0, but a few other components including LED were added to help things along. The enclosure took some extra care, because not only is it necessary to fit the board and the mounted components, but other design considerations needed to be addressed such as the depth and angle of the countersink...


Here it Comes Young Persians Protest Mullahs, 2232 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

- Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. Good evening, Im still reporting on: Here it Comes Young Persians Protest Mullahs, 2232 Synopsis: Obama stabbed them in the back during their Green Revolution in 2009 by sitting on his hands. They know Trump wont. Young Persians took to the streets on Wednesday trying to rekindle their Green Revolution movement from 2009. Look at this picture. Practically every person in this picture is aged 25 to 40. This is the generation that typically makes a successful revolution old enough to have a job and some disposable income and enough social conscience to want to fix their nation. Young enough to be at maximum physicality to wage a street battle. President Trump has made his support clear. The government knows they are coming for them. The Mullahs responded as expected in Kazerun, Iran no prisoners. Clashes in #Kazerun spreading. Sounds of gunfire heard, 3 killed, many wounded. People chat: Kazeruvi will die, will not accept humiliation. And Iran Protests erupt today in Kazerun over mismanagement & suppression. People shun regimes demagoguery with chants of They support Gaza but betray Kazerun. Our enemy is right here, they re lying when they say its America. Protests broke out it Tehran as well. Protests today in Irans capital. Death to the dictator chanted repeatedly in Tehran Metro. Its clear peoples resentment for mullah Khamenei & Rouhani hasnt subsided. And Sources reporting around 40 anti-riot vehicles have left Shiraz & are heading towards Kazerun, southern Iran. Without Obamas support sitting atop the U.S. power structure, the Mullahs had better start packing. Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. - Natural Hemp Oil - Use promocode: BillStill for 10% off. Vets get 15% off. - Cerule - makers of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 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: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth a...


An appeals court says CA can list the herbicide glyphosate as a carcinogen "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"



Image: An appeals court says CA can list the herbicide glyphosate as a carcinogen

(Natural News) After much fanfare, a state appeals court has ruled that California can list glyphosate as a carcinogen and that the states ban on discharging the herbicide into public waterways stands, too. Despite Monsantos best efforts to keep the toxicity of their product under wraps, the ruling in California is undoubtedly a small victory for concerned consumers and environmental advocates everywhere. The great debate surrounding glyphosate has been in full swing for quite some time now. But in spite of this ruling, its clear that the drama and the controversies (and the health risks) coming from Monsanto and their flagship product, glyphosate-containing Roundup, are far from over.

Since the Golden State first proposed that Monsantos glyphosate-containing products should be recognized as carcinogenic, the biotech giant has been fighting tooth and nail to keep the public from knowing the truth about their products. Indeed, the efforts to which Monsanto has gone to keep the toxicity of glyphosate (and Roundup) under wraps is truly unmatched.

The recent ruling regarded Monsantos attempt at discrediting the World Health Organizations International Agency for Cancer Research  (IARC) by claiming that California was was illegally delegating lawmaking powers to an unaccountable foreign agency.

The WHO is considered part of the U.N., an organization of which the U.S. is a member, and is the worlds leading health agency hardly an unaccountable organization.

Fortunately, the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Fresno has rejected Monsantos argument, which means that Californias right to list glyphosate as a carcinogen and prevent it from being discharged into public waterways.

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The 28 Best Horror Games Till 2018 (Dont Play Alone) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Best Horror Games 2018 Some people like to feel afraid, and even seek out fear through different forms of entertainment. For those who seek out the thrill of being scared out of their seats, video games are a pretty effective way of experiencing fear. Theres no shortage of interactive entertainment designed to terrify, and []

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Brussels Rises in Revolt Against Washington: a Turning Point in the US-European Relationship "IndyWatch Feed War"

The time is ripe for Brussels to stop this sanctions-counter-sanctions mayhem and stake out its own independent policies that will protect European, not US, national interests. May 17 is the day the revolt started and there is no going back. Europe has said goodbye to trans-Atlantic unity.


Why governments are pursuing DEPOPULATION to save themselves from financial collapse "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


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(Natural News) Ever wonder why governments allow so much deadly pollution to be dumped into food, water and soils? Part of the real reason may surprise you: Governments no longer want people to live long enough to collect entitlement benefits, and allowing the contamination of everything with death-inducing substances actually saves governments money by accelerating the death of citizens.

This is all covered in my video, below. Heres a brief introduction:

Three generations ago, governments wanted more people to run the factories, settle rural lands and generate economic productivity that could be siphoned off by the political elite. Over time, continued promises of entitlements such as social security, Medicare, pensions and welfare payouts caused large populations to become financial burdens to the sustainability of those same governments. As a result, governments now want to kill off their own citizens in order to prevent their own financial collapse by drastically reducing entitlement payouts.

In other words, populations of entitlement beneficiaries have become such an enormous threat to the fiscal sustainability of governments that many governments simply cannot remain financially viable if the entitlement class of non-producers continues to expand. The situation has become so dire that many governments are now actively seeking to initiate early deaths off their own citizens before those same citizens can collect pensions, social security and other entitlement benefits.

How, exactly, do governments contribute to the early deaths of their own citizens? Its simple: poison them through allowed pollution of the water supply, food supply, health care interventions (such as infertility-laced vaccines) and electromagnetic radiation vectors (5G, Smart Meters, etc.). This systematic poisoning re...


Saudi Prince Palestinians Must Accept Peace or Shut Up!, 2231 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

- Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: Good afternoon, Im still reporting on: Saudi Prince Palestinians Must Accept Peace or Shut Up!, 2231 Synopsis: Saudi Arabias crown prince Mohammed bin Salman - the future king told a crowd of American Jews meeting in New York that Palestinians must: accept peace or shut up. The crown prince known as MBS in the Arab press - was quoted in the news site, TheNewArab which said that the source of the harsh criticism of the Palestinian leadership was first published on Israels Channel 10 News. Bin Salman scolded the Palestinian leadership for their decades-long history of rejecting peace with Israel. The implications for the future re-shuffling of the power structure Middle-Eastern affairs reportedly stunned the Jewish audience to the point that people literally fell off their chairs. That means that once the Mullahs in Iran are brought to their senses, there will be few remaining roadblocks to a Middle East peace agreement. Last month, King Salman of Saudi Arabia rejected a controversial statement by his 32-year-old son that Saudi Arabia recognizes Israels right to exist. Saudi Arabia and Israel have no formal diplomatic relations, but in the past two years, a series of covert meetings have taken place between officials, providing the impression of a rapprochement between the two states. The Saudi media had previously been quite critical of Israels treatment of Palestinians. However, recently, a number of media outlets have begun painting Israel in a more reasonable light while deamonising the Iranian leadership. Wouldnt it be nice to get back to a more normal world that wasnt in flames everywhere? Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. - Natural Hemp Oil - Use promocode: BillStill for 10% off. Vets get 15% off. - Cerule - makers of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 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: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/cra...


Royal wedding "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"



A Central Bankers Plan for Your Money "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

A Central Bankers Plan for Your Money by Brian Maher Daily Reckoning Jim Rickards calls them silent dog whistles. Through these signals, in the frequencies beyond normal human hearing elites communicate with each other. Their communications are public. But...

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Santa Fe, Texas school mass murder, why? "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Trvon Austin in the USA:

Ten killed in mass shooting at Texas high school

19 May 2018

A 17-year-old carrying a shotgun and a revolver opened fire at a Houston area high school Friday morning, taking the lives of nine students and one teacher and injuring ten others.

The horrific shooting was the deadliest such incident since the massacre of 17 students and teachers in February at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which sparked...



Merkel to Seek China as Free-Trade Ally on Beijing Trip "IndyWatch Feed War"

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said shell renew efforts to enlist China as an ally on free trade when she visits leaders including President Xi Jinping in Beijing next week.

Merkel and Russia President Putin last week.  AFP/Getty Images

Itll be Merkels first trip to the worlds second-biggest economy since she began her fourth term in March. While Europe and China have points of friction from investment reciprocity to human rights, theyre finding common cause in rebuffing U.S. President Donald Trumps tariff threats against both.

China and Germany are committed to the rules of the World Trade Organization, yet we will also talk about reciprocal access in trade and intellectual property issues, Merkel said in her weekly podcast published Saturday. And we want to strengthen multilateralism.

Merkel plans to meet Xi and other Chinese leaders on May 24, followed by a stop in Shenzhen to tour sites including a Siemens AG facility. She may strike a more reserved tone than French President Emmanuel Macron, who visited China in January and said European nations must stand up toChinas global reach.

Relations with China have always been a balancing act for Merkel, even more so since China overtook the U.S. as Germanys biggest trading partner in 2016. At the same time, the U.S. and Germany need each other to rein in Chinas growing political and economic influence.


Nonetheless, Arabica "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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I have spent most of the last year expanding my coffee knowledge. One thing I was already confident about, and remain so, is that arabica is Coffee Flowersbetter than robusta on two scales that matter most to me: taste, and environmental impact. From 2010-2017 during our residency in the Western Ghats, we developed and opened a series of properties where...


Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadrs bloc wins most seats in Iraq election "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Shiite clerics coalition with the communists won the most seats, but that doesnt ensure the alliance will get the prime minister post. Negotiations to form a new government could take months.

Muqtada al-Sad (picture-alliance/K. Kadim)

The political coalition led by influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr won the most seats in Iraqs national parliamentary elections, according to official results from the electoral commission release Saturday.

His Marching Towards Reform alliance (Sairoon) with Iraqs communists won 54 parliamentary seats in the May 12 vote. Sadr led insurgencies against US forces following the ouster of Saddam Hussein and is against Iranian and American influence in Iraq.

Sadr, who centered the election campaign on a non-sectarian platform of nationalism, anti-corruption and services, cannot become prime minister because he did not run in the election.

Read moreWho is Muqtada al-Sadr, Iraqs influential Shiite cleric?

The al-Fatih bloc led by Hadi al-Amiri, which has close ties to Iran and is composed of paramilitary groups that fought the Islamic State (IS), came in second with 47 seats.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadis Victory Alliance, widely considered a favorite going into the election, came in third with 42.

The bloc of former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who led the country from 2006 to 2014 before being relegated to one of three vice president posts, won 24 seats.  Shiite cleric Ammar al-Hakims Hikmah won 22 seats.

The rest of the seats in the 329-member parliament were taken by smaller parties and blocs, Kurdish parties and minorities.

Turnout was low at just 44.52 percent. Many Iraqis boycotted the vote out of apathy at the corrupt political elites that have run the country since the 2003 US invasion.

Negotiations to form a new government could take months, as the political blocs jockey for government posts and the patronage they bring.

Iran, which wields influence over Shiite po...


Mark Levin We Cannot Allow This To Happen Again, 2230 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

- Cerule - makers of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: Good morning, Im still reporting on: Mark Levin We Cannot Allow This To Happen Again, 2230 Synopsis: Mark Levin took to Sean Hannitys Show this evening and said that on the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Mueller investigation, what we know now is that the greatest perpetrator of crimes against the American people was the federal government. He urged investigations into Obama administration officials, but beyond that, he warned the American people that we need a commission to study just how our intelligence agencies got so far out of control bordering on destroying the rule of law in America forever and then fix it. Fix the oversight abilities of Congress over the FBI, the CIA and the DOJ. Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. - Natural Hemp Oil - Use promocode: BillStill for 10% off. Vets get 15% off. - Cerule - makers of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 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: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: 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...


Elite Now Bragging About Using Penis Skin Taken from Babies to Make Their Faces Look Younger "IndyWatch Feed World"


Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock have made headlines recently by revealing their secret to maintaining young and healthy looking skin.

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The Folly of Pompeo"s Anti-Iran "Coalition" "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

It isnt realistic to burn bridges with major allies and then turn around and ask them for help. If the U.S. had wanted our allies assistance on other matters, it should have paid attention to their concerns and preferences before reneging on the deal. Making requests so soon after spitting in their faces isnt just incompetent diplomacy, but practically invites reprisals. Pompeo should be working on repairing the damage that reneging on the deal has caused to relations with several of our major allies. The fact that he isnt doing that confirms that his efforts at coalition-building arent going to get very far.


Joe DiGenova - John Brennan Headed to Grand Jury, 2229 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

- Natural Hemp Oil - Use promocode: BillStill for 10% off. Vets get 15% off. Good evening, Im still reporting on: Joe DiGenova - John Brennan Headed to Grand Jury, 2229 Synopsis: The forthcoming DOJ Inspector Generals report is starting to leak out and according to former U.S. Attorney Joe DiGenova, in his report, the IG provides a criminal referral to the U.S. Attorney, for the prosecution of former CIA Director, John Brennan. Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. - Natural Hemp Oil - Use promocode: BillStill for 10% off. Vets get 15% off. - Cerule - makers of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 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: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: 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: Consider becoming a Patreon sponsor:


Foreign firms may be invited to join Made in China 2025 scheme, sources say "IndyWatch Feed War"

Beijing could adjust plan to dial down trade tensions with Washington but it wont budge on goal of becoming a tech superpower, according to sources

South China Morning Post
Saturday, 19 May, 2018, 6:02pm

China may invite foreign companies to take part in its state-funded technology development programme as a way to deflect criticism of its nationalistic industrial policies, according to sources.

But Beijing will not give up its Made in China 2025 strategy to support its domestic technology sector, even if it risks a trade war with the US, because it is a...


John Dee & the Magical Origins of the British Empire "IndyWatch Feed World"



At last, the true purpose of John Dees invention of the British Empire, previously hidden, can now be revealed.

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JW: Trump is RIGHT About McCabe/FBI CorruptionJW has the Docs to Prove It! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

JW: Trump is RIGHT About McCabe/FBI CorruptionJW has the Docs to Prove It! Video Judicial Watch obtained documents showing FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe did not recuse himself from the Clinton email scandal investigation until the week before the 2016...

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What Happens When A Blockchain Project Fails? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Blockchain is the new buzz word. Everyone seems to want one these days, but most of the blockchain projects out there fail. When these projects fail, what happens with them? How about all the people who put money, effort, commuting power or other resources into them? A new project called CoinJanitor is the first to look at these issues and offer a user-friendly solution that will recycle the value trapped in these failed blockchain projects. CoinJanitor refers to these failed projects as dead coins, and it has a clever system to deal with them.

Failed Blockchains and Dead Coins

Yet defining how a blockchain project looks like and what a dead coin is are not easy tasks. There is no consensus out there around these definitions. Therefore, CoinJanitor took on the issue and came up with its own definitions. These failed projects or dead coins were basically abandoned by developers and community members, they were either delisted or they were never listed on an exchange, they have blockchains that do not comply with their own operational specifications, they did not achieve their goals, and can no longer be used to transfer value.

CoinJanitor suggests buying out these dead coin projects because they still hold value. The buy outs will allow CoinJanitor to integrate all these dead coin holders into a single project, creating network effect. The buy out process will also allow CoinJanitor to study the code and the data within the blockchains and recycle what is useful from them. CoinJanitor will also control other assets after the buy out, like the dead coins marketing assets.

User Friendly Buy Outs

CoinJanitor will implement its buy outs in a user-friendly manner, reaching out to dead coin holders to swap their dead coins for JAN tokens CoinJanitors indigenous cryptocurrency. After each buy out, CoinJanitor will burn the coins it bought to decommission those projects that are trapping value. This allows the project to complete the cycle of dealing with a failed blockchain project, getting thousands of users, valuable data and other assets in return, as well as support from the community.

How Many Dead Coins Are There?

That might sound neat, but many people ask themselves if dead blockchain projects are that much of an issue to justify the existence of CoinJanitor. The short answer is that most blockchain projects fail, therefore there is a clear case for cle...


The Poet: Maya Angelou, A Brave and Startling Truth "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Brave and Startling Truth

"We, this people, on a small and lonely planet
Traveling through casual space,
Past aloof stars, across the way of indifferent suns,
To a destination where all signs tell us
It is possible and imperative that we learn
A brave and startling truth.

And when we come to it,
To the day of peacemaking,
When we release our fingers
From fists of hostility


Merck: Gardasil Increases Cervical Cancer 44% for Women Most at Risk "IndyWatch Feed World"

cervical cancer risk

In case you havent noticed, the pharmaceutical industry is highly effective at getting news articles and research that are unfavorable toward vaccination removed from large media websites. Read More


Peak Gold? No New Major Discoveries On The Horizon, None In The Rearview "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Peak Gold? No New Major Discoveries On The Horizon, None In The Rearview by Rory The Daily Coin As we have pointed out over the past month gold mining production is/has collapsed. Yes, there is plenty of gold still...

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How Democracy Ended "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

If the situation is hopeless, everyone should at least have the opportunity to understand it. Because, if the aristocracy are the only people who understand it, there cant be any hope for democracy, at all.


John Pilger: Ecuador's talks with UK over Assange 'defame country's good name' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa says Quito and London "have the intention and the interest" of reaching a "definite agreement" on the status of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Speaking to Sputnik, renowned journalist John Pilger, a personal friend of Assange, said that the move is a betrayal by Ecuador's new president. Sputnik: Julian Assange has been cut off from communications for a month and a half now. What is known about his physical condition? John Pilger: His physical condition is not good at all. He hasn't had natural light for almost six years. He has a persistent cough. He is suffering physically [much the same as] anyone who is imprisoned, effectively, [and] without even the opportunity to go outside and exercise. He's been denied even the right of passage to hospital. They say 'yes you can go, but we're not going to allow you back.' So the examinations that he needs he hasn't been able to get. Sputnik: Ecuador's foreign minister has said that the country is in talks with Britain about Assange's fate. What can you tell us about this? John Pilger: I can say that the new government in Ecuador led by Lenin Moreno is a disgrace. They have defamed the good name of Ecuador which under the previous president, [Rafael] Correa, had elevated itself to an extraordinarily moral position in granting Julian Assange political refuge. Politically refuge is something that is internationally recognized. It's not something you can then water down. Well that's what Moreno's government has done. He's negotiated with the British government over the head of Julian, at times not even involving him and his lawyers.


If a Person is a Legal Entity, What is Your Identity? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Suppose that the word person (by definition) has been misconstrued in meaning. Suppose that in our society, a person is a LEGAL ENTITY, a thing, an artificial construct and not a living being.

Suppose that you are blissfully ignorant of this deception, and truly believe that you are a person.

What if your government considers a person to be a corporate entity? And what if, without your knowledge or consent, you are legally responsible for a corporate entity that bears your name? And as a consequence you are bound by rules and laws that were meant to govern commerce, not people?

What ill consequences might arise from your ignorance? And who might benefit from this misunderstanding? Let's look.

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