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Sunday, 04 March


Farmers Market Wayville "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Adelaide families now have the opportunity buy fresh food directly from producers from all over SA at the Adelaide Showground Farmers Market. The 20,000 strong crowd that turned up for the farmers market which formed the centrepiece of the 'Go Organic Festival' in September in 2005 encouraged the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society (RAHS) to back the foundation of a permanent farmers market by a not-for-profit community organisation. The market opened on October 1st 2006 with a massive crowd of 10,000 shoppers and runs each Sunday (apart from the weeks of the Royal Show) from 9am-1pm.

In the tradition of farmers markets, it is a food market at which both food producers and consumers can get a fair price for food produced in SA and support regional and sustainable land use. The market guarantees that you buy direct from the producer and is known for its strict adherence to the ethics of farmers markets which now number in their thousands worldwide as families seek to avoid overstored food from major retailers who pass on meagre prices to farmers. In Australia, the farmers market movement is represented by the Australian Farmers Market Association and SA's peak body, the SA Farmers Market Association, will soon be launched.

The Adelaide Showground location is superb, with a major bike trail, the Glenelg tram line, a major rail line, numerous bus routes all converging to make it one of the most accessible sites in Adelaide. Parking is also easy and cheap.

120 producers offer their extraordinarily diverse products (everything from oysters to almonds and bread to boysenberries!). It is accessed from the car parks at the Leader Street (southern) end of the Showgrounds.  

Becoming a member brings with it 10% discount on all purchases as well as a right to vote in the management of the market. Details and memberships are available at

The Food Forest is a foundation stallholder at the market and presents a wide range of foods, always including its signature specialty - organically certified pistachio nuts. We are there on alternate weeks (we run short courses on the other weekends).

Monday, 26 February


The Bahamas Ambassador to the United States: Who Is Sidney Collie? "IndyWatch Feed"

Sidney S. Collie, who began his career as a teacher, and then served as a legislator, practiced law and served in the diplomatic corps, presented his credentials as Bahamas ambassador to the United States on November 29, 2017. Collie is also credentialed to Mexico, Colombia and Malaysia, and is his countrys representative to the Organization of American States.


Collie was born February 19, 1950, on the lightly populated island of Mayaguana, about 325 miles from Nassau. His father was a policeman and his mother a homemaker and domestic worker. Collie attended San Salvador Teachers College and the University of West Indies. He later earned a bachelor of education degree in 1978 and an M.B.A. in 1981 from the University of Miami and a Master of Science degree in English from Nova University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 1979.


Collie spent the first part of his career teaching for 14 years and was a high principal for three years. In the early 1980s, he was arrested for protesting teachers working conditions and was assigned to a less-desirable position. He also spent three years as a sales manager for Shell Bahamas. He then studied for the bar and became an attorney in 1988. In 1993, he opened a law practice with his wife, Mavis Johnson-Collie.


Collie was a sought-after expert on Bahamian law in 2007 when the courts were deciding the fate of the daughter of model Anna Nicole Smith, who lived in the Bahamas before dying in a South Florida hotel room. U.S. news agencies and television networks used Collie to explain some of the processes involved.


Collie became politically active, joining the opposition Free National Movement (FNM) in 1980. In 1992, the party won parliament with Collie as national campaign coordinator. He served as the partys vice chairman from 1985 to 1991. He was appointed to the Bahamian senate and in 1993 won a seat in parliament from the Blue Hills constituency. He was appointed minister of lands and local government in 2007, but later gave up that post in the wake of a mismanaged election. In 2009, he was appointed high commissioner to CARICOM, the Caribbean Community, and served in that role until 2012.


Collie suffered a family tragedy in April 2013 when his mother, Edith, sister Ena and her husband were killed when a medical evacuation plane attempting to land at Mayaguana at night hit two trucks being used to light up the runway. The airport was supposed to be closed because of a lack of lighting, but an exemption was made to take Collies uncle to a hospital in Nassau.


The FNM called Collie out of retirement in 2016 to chair the party for the upcoming elections. His party won decisively. Collie resigned his chairmanship on Se...


WATCH: Vladimir Pozner reminds parallel universe inhabitants of a few basic realities "IndyWatch Feed War"

We are posting this mostly uninteresting pseudo-debate purely for what happens in the first few moment. Vladimir Pozner, journalist, tells the anchor man and two other guests some important realities and then leaves, refusing to participate further. The other two guests then proceed to debate what are essentially invented issues in an invented reality. Its a microcosm for the current struggle, which is becoming less about conflicting opinions and more about those prepared to deal with reality and those who refuse to do so. Full video can be seen here. And thanks to our Twitter friend Bryan MacDonald from whose feed we grabbed this Russians vote for their next president in March. Will Putin win his fourth term? In the Arena to debate: @albats, @vkaramurza and Vladimir Pozner. Full debate: UpFront (@AJUpFront) February 24, 2018


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Concluyeron los Juegos Olmpicos de Inverno "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

La competencia termin con representantes de las naciones ms antagonistas. Regeneracin, 25 de febrero de 2018.- Despus de 16 das de competicin, la edicin 23 de los Juegos de Invierno finaliz este domingo con una ceremonia de clausura que reuni a representantes de los pases ms antagnicos, lo que podra se podra definir como Juegos de []

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Purpose of activity: To engage with the public and plan for the Sunderland Airshow. Start date of activity: 10/03/2018 Start time of activity: 1300hrs End date of activity: 10/03/2018 End time of activity: 1500hrs Location of activity: The Spurriergate Centre,St Michaels Chambers, Spurrier Gate, York YO1 9QR Detailed instructions (timings, equipment, transport, dress): Engagement with public (Neutral campaign) in Spurriergate, followed by []


Margarita Zavala seala a Anaya por candidatos del Frenteacusados de desvos "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Zavala cuestion a Ricardo Anaya por los candidatos plurinominales del Frente que fueron sealados por el desvi de recursos que estaban destinados para la reconstruccin.Regeneracin, 25 de febrero de 2018.- La aspirante presidencial, Margarita Zavala, cuestion a su contrincante del PAN, PRD y MC, Ricardo Anaya, por los candidatos plurinominales del Frente que son sealados []

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Treasury warnings about minimum wage, youth rates "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

It isnt surprising to see a warning from Treasury about possible adverse effects of pushing up the minimum wage too much, and of abolishing youth rates. Stuff: Labour warned if economy turns, minimum wage plans will hit the young and unskilled Treasury is urging the Government to ditch its plan to abolish the youth rate, warning []


Daily crossword "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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Thoughts on Effective Range Training "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

For those of you who are serious about training with firearms, I suggest that you take a hard look at Simunition. The advantage is that you use YOUR firearm to fire at live targets, who can return fire. Standing in front of a paper target and blazing away is better than nothing. But it in no way does it simulate the fire-and-movement that is part of any real world encounter. 

I've used Simunition for at least 20 years. In order to do it right, you MUST have a range master who has the requisite training. If you're not doing it right, people can be hurt. Paintball teaches you to keep your head down, but Simunition allows you to operate your own handgun, shotgun and rifle.

HAS ARRIVED IN THE U.S.A.  (link to website)
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How the lies of the Israeli occupation army get free run in US media "IndyWatch Feed War"

"Palestinian killed in raid captured on video: A 33-year-old Palestinian man was killed early Thursday by Israeli troops who are seen on a security camera video kicking and beating him with their rifles after he comes charging down an alley, carrying a long object on his shoulder.  The Israeli military confirmed that the video showed parts of a predawn arrest raid in the West Bank town of Jericho. An army statement initially said that Palestinians attacked troops during the raid and that an armed man tried to grab a soldiers gun. In a later statement, it said the man ran toward soldiers with an iron rod and tried to attack them. The statement said troops responded by opening fire, confronted the terrorist at close proximity and managed to block him. It added that a knife was found on the man."


M7.5 Earthquake Strikes near Porgera, PNG "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Liljan 022502 Powerful Earthquake Occurs 89km SSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea USGS EQ Details: Magnitude: 7.5mww (0.1) Location: 6.149S, 142.766E (7.1 km) 89km SSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea Time: 2018-02-25 17:44:44.380 UTC FE Region: NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (202) [Fatalities expected.] Aftershock: M 5.5 5.760S, 142.244E [110km WSW of Porgera, []


"IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

What we have here is essentially Tokyo -- and the ADB -- competing head-on against Beijing and the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), to extend loans around the world, including to an array of African nations (already Beijing's clients) and even to Russia.


The Lebanese government summons me to a military court "IndyWatch Feed War"

I finally spoke to the Lebanese Minister of Justice.  We spoke about my case where the Lebanese government has summoned me to appear before the prosecutor of the Military Court, in response to a tweet of mine against meetings in Naqurah between Lebanese Army Officers and Israeli occupation Army officers and I called (by way of irony) for disarming the Lebanese Army and preserving the arms of resistance against Israeli occupation and aggression.  He told me that he is in favor of freedom of speech and advised me to hire a lawyer to contact the prosecutor. I explained that I am still waiting for a verdict from the courts from 4 years ago in which I filed a suit against Saudi-run media in a case of defamation.  We shall see.


An Open Letter About Sherman Alexie "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

February 25, 2018

Dear Readers of American Indians in Children's Literature,

Yesterday, I removed Sherman Alexie's photograph from AICL's gallery of Native writers and illustrators. Since then, I have begun going through the eleven years of AICL posts, making edits to any page that has referenced Alexie or his work.

Based on private conversations I have had, I can no longer let his work sit on AICL without noting that he has hurt other Native writers in overt and subtle ways, including abuse, threats, and humiliation.

I've been studying and writing about children's and young adult books about Native people since the 1990s. There's been so little growth in all those years. Learning of his actions tells me that rather than helping grow the numbers of Native writers who get published, he's undermined that growth.

He's also undermined Native writers and writing in this way: his books feed mainstream expectations.

Alexie's books don't give readers the depth of understanding that they need to know who we are, what our histories have been, what we face on a daily basis, and what gives us the strength to carry on. Far too many people adore him and think that they're hip to Native life because they read his books. If you're one of those people, please set his books aside. Read other Native writers. Don't inadvertently join him in hurting other Native writers.

I understand that several news outlets, including NPR and the New York Times, are working on news articles about him, but that the people who are speaking to the reporters are afraid. I don't know what these news articles will say, when they get published. When I see them, I will link to them, below this letter.

In the first few years of AICL, I promoted Alexie's work, but that tapered off as I saw how little he did to help other Native writers.

To all of you who he has hurt, I apologize. I have no doubt that every time you saw his name mentioned here, it added to the weight you already carry. I'm sorry.

Debbie Reese
Editor, American Indians in Children's Literature


Time For US To Leave Guantanamo Bay "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

No foreign military base is more controversial than that of the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. February 23rd, 2018 marks the 115th anniversary of when the US Government signed a lease with the Cuban government for a 45 square mile chunk of land. This 45 square mile chunk of land would only cost 2000 gold coins a year, and the lease would be perpetual, only to be broken by a mutual agreement. The reason Cuba sold the US this patch of land was to facilitate the military withdrawal of US troops from Cuba.


The battle of Damascus and East Ghouta, by Serge Marchand "IndyWatch Feed War"

The city of Damascus and the countryside to the East of the capital, East Ghouta, are the theatre for violent combats opposing Al-Qada (supported by the United Kingdom and France) and the Syrian Arab Army. The Republic is trying to deliver the population from seven years of occupation and charia. But the colonial powers do not agree.


Workers National Day Of Action For Unions #UnrigTheSystem "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Workers protested across the country because, on Monday, the Supreme Court will consider Janus vs. AFSCME a case that could weaken public employee unions by challenging a longstanding precedent that protects the ability of public employee unions to represent their members and even nonmembers and to speak out on matters of public interest. The challenge to an Illinois law that allows government employee unions to collect fees from workers who choose not to join could affect more than 5 million government workers in 24 states and the District of Columbia. Public sector union members make up close to half of all U.S. union members.


US House Intelligence memo feud "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The US House Intelligence Committee is looking increasingly like an oxymoron as the memo feud continues. On 2 February the White House declassifed and released the Nunes meme on the Russian investigation, which was a controversial pro-Republican view. After some opposition from the White House the House voted in favour of releasing a dissenting Democrat []


If you want to UPDATE, UPGRADE or CHANGE any details this post has all the links you will need "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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Iona Craig wins Polk award for her report on the killing of Yemeni civilians by the US "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I linked a year ago to a news story by Iona Craig that described the horrific killings of civilians by the US during a botched raid on the Yemeni village of Al Ghayiil. This was a raid to supposedly capture an al Qaeda leader that was hailed by the Trump administration and much of the mainstream media in the US as a success when it was anything but and it was Craigs report with photographs that revealed the devastation that was wreaked on an impoverished village in a remote area. The Pentagons top Middle East commander investigated the case US and, despite the evidence, concluded that he found no signs of poor decision-making or bad judgment in a January raid in Yemen that killed 10 children and at least six women, as well as Navy SEAL William Ryan Owens.

The important thing is the story itself of course but sometimes we need to step back and look at what it takes to report such stories. Peter Maass writes that Craig has just been awarded the prestigious 2018 Polk award for Foreign Reporting and he describes how hard it was for her to get the story, not least because of who she was and the danger of being in a conflict zone.

In ordinary times, the car journey from Aden to al Ghayil, where the raid occurred, would have taken eight hours and been relatively simple. But the war in Yemen, which has spiraled into an international conflict pitting Houthi rebels against a Saudi-U.S. bombing campaign, has divided the country into no-go zones controlled by one side or the other. The direct route to al Ghayil would have crossed contested frontlines and veered into territories controlled by Houthis and other forces that are especially hostile to Western reporters. It would almost certainly have ended with Craigs arrest, and probably worse for the Yemenis she would travel with.

The best option, Craig decided, was to take a ridiculously roundabout four-day route that kept her within territory controlled by the government and the Saudi-U.S. coalition, but still entailed potential encounters with Al Qaeda and Islamic State forces. In the risk assessment forms she provided to The Intercept before setting off, Craig described the potential hazards as Detention and/or kidnap. IEDs, small arms fire, air strikes. She assessed the likelihood of those hazards occurri...


Al-Quds Church of Holy Sepulchre Closes Amid Row with Occupation Authorities "IndyWatch Feed War"

February 25, 2018 In a rare move, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Al-Quds (Jerusalem) was closed on Sunday until further notice in protest of Israeli occupation government legislation and new city tax policy. The decision was announced on Sunday by the churches sharing the management of the property, the Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholic []


Make No Mistake, the Syrian Rebels in Ghouta are Salafists with a PR Wing "IndyWatch Feed War"

Damascus (GPA Once again the US media is working overtime to portray some of the most nefarious international terrorist groups under the vague umbrella of Syrian rebels in Ghouta.
syrian rebels in ghoutaMembers of JAysh Al-Islam
Image: Jaysh Al-Islam Screengrab

As the latest efforts are underway by the Syrian Arab Army and their allies are underway to clear out a hive of terrorist activity in the Damascus suburb of East Ghouta the US media is seemingly repeating the same propaganda campaign that they employed during the Aleppo offensive of 2016. Much like in Aleppo, the Western media seems to be bending over backward in their efforts to whitewash militant groups with ties to Al Qaeda.

Related: Despite Liberation, Western Media Still Lies About Situation in Aleppo

Just like Aleppo, the Western media has launched a massive human rights blitz, highlighting casualties in the Syrian governments campaign to wipe out Al Qaeda. The latest charges came late last week as the media began decrying the fact that Syrian airstrikes have allegedly killed up to 500 people.

Besides the fact that the US was behind their own murderous air campaigns in cities like Mosul which have resulted in thousands of deaths,  these numbers being touted by the imperial media are also troubling due to the fact that they originate from the usual suspects in anti-Assad propaganda circles.

The primary source for the casualty figures coming out of Ghouta is the Syrian Observ...


ICOs & Altcoins rise & fallyet, Bitcoin endures "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

At the end of 2017 and the first months of 2018, we witnessed a surge of interest in Independent Coin Offerings or ICOs. Perhaps the word interest gives too much credit to ICOs. Most are scams. ICOs are pushed through by vendor hype, rather than pull through by investor research. They are almost all pump-and-dump schemes.

But what about Bitcoin? It is not a scam, but questions remain about regulation, intrinsic value* and its likelihood to be superseded by something better. Bitcoin skeptics point to two facts: (1) Bitcoin is open source, and so anyone can create an equally good altcoin. (2) Newer coins incorporate improvements to governance, cost, transaction speed, or whatever

While both statements are true, they miss the point. This is not a VHS-vs-Beta scenario. Bitcoin has achieved a 2-sided network and it is free to fold in every vetted improvement that comes along. For Bitcoin, all those other coins are simply beta tests.

Even the functional tokens will unwittingly feed their improvements into Bitcoin. For this reason, it is a safe bet that Bitcoin will reign supreme for years to comeperhaps even long enough for the dominos to fall.

How to spot an ICO scam (Hint: They are almost all scams!)

What fraction of ICOs are scams? More than 97% according CRYPSA. To preserve our reputation, we have suspended a high profit project to endorse the hidden gems. Despite scores of applicants, we simply cannot find any worthy of accreditation, with the exception of a few Bitcoin forks. But, these forks are altcoins, and not really ICOs.

Nearly all ICOs that we analyzed fall into one of these categories

  • Veiled securities offerings, designed to duck under securities regulators)
  • Created for the express purpose of pump & dump (without clearly disclosing caps, reserves or pre-mined stakeholders)
  • A non-functioning coin that can only gain value through MLM. (This is not necessarily criminal, but outside our research and advisory mandate. Such coins are unlikely to provide value without quick, speculative trades and market timing that amounts to dumb luck).

So, what are the signs that an ICO is a scam? Is there anything you can doshort of hiring an expertto evaluate each new proposal that comes along?



Florida Sheriff, Facing Calls to Resign, Probes His Agencys Shooting Response "IndyWatch Feed War"

Office says it is looking into reports that additional deputies may not have entered high school where 17 were slain

Updated Feb. 25, 2018 12:21 p.m. ET

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said he is further investigating his officers response to the deadly school shooting last week in Parkland Fla. as criticism mounts that the agency failed to stop the gunman.

Detectives with the sheriffs office are reviewing claims from officers in nearby Coral Springs Police Department that some Broward County deputies failed to enter the school at the appropriate time, the sheriffs office said late Saturday.


Has National stuffed up under MMP? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

There have been criticisms of how National campaigned last election, and how they failed to negotiate a coalition agreement with NZ First (or the Greens). Some have said that National dont get how to work under MMP. The latest to slam National is ex-ACT MP Heather Roy (who helped stuff ACT under MMP)  in National []


Parkland School Shooting: Top 10 Reasons for Deeper Interrogation "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Over the past several years certain certain US mass shootings receive round-the-clock coverage yet often possess curious features which are ignored and merely accepted as reported by less-than-trustworthy corporate media. Bizarre circumstance and the sometimes inexplicable actions of officials, victims, eyewitnesses and would-be culprits give rise to concern that government agencies and news media act in certain ways to embellish some incidents while short-circuiting the dissemination of vital information.

In the flood of information following such heavily-covered tragedies there are sometimes enough anomalies in routine reporting to develop serious cause for concern and  intensified scrutiny. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas mass shooting is one such event. Below is a list and brief discussion of what this author believes to be the most glaring inconsistencies and overall problems evident in information and coverage of the Parkland incident that necessitate further consideration of the overall event.

1. Missing Surveillance Video. Ensconced in a locale boasting a $600,000 media property value. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is among the most modern and well-funded in Florida. Like other schools throughout the state, the campus was equipped with a comprehensive video monitoring system of buildings interior passages and exterior walkways. The Broward County School District is withholding video taken during the February 14 ,2018 mass shooting at the school that could reveal exactly how the event transpired. It appears that some video may have been obtained by the Miami Herald, which posted it with the headline, Video Shows Blood-Smeared Floor, Body Inside Douglas Classroom. The article has since been removed from the newspapers website.

2. Scripted Lines? A Stoneman Douglas high school junior and ROTC member, Colton Haab, who sought to participate in a CNN TownHall broadcast on February 21, claimed the cable network provided him with a list of scripted questions. I expected to be able to...


Zionist Terror. Western Hypocrisy "IndyWatch Feed War"

Israeli terrorism reduced to nationalist crime by New York Times

Israels visible gun culture has been downplayed by The New York Times.
 Najeh HashlamounAPA images...


Quote of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.  Victor Hugo who was born on this day in 1802.


Leith Aboufadel // What does the latest 30 day ceasefire in the East Ghouta mean? "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

What does the latest 30 day ceasefire in the East Ghouta mean?: According to a military source in Damascus, Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham currently has a presence inside the following suburbs: Jobar, Ayn Tarma, Harasta, and Arbeen.

These aforementioned suburbs have the largest concentration of Faylaq Al-Rahman fighters and were already targeted by the Syrian Army prior to the ceasefire.

Almost all areas controlled by Faylaq Al-Rahman have a Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham presence, which leaves their territory out of the ceasefire deal.


Whaleoil general debate "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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Striking photos of the past & present of Papua New Guinea "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Joseph Kayan
Joseph Kayan, a Goroka Show participant from Chimbu Province


See all of Sandros wonderful images here

WASHINGTON - Is any place on the planet less familiar to Americans than heavily forested, mountainous, linguistically complex, faraway Papua New Guinea?

The images here document just a few points on the wide spectrum of life in PNG today. At one end is what might be called extravagant tradition. To see that, the photographer Sandro, whos based in Chicago, went to the Eastern Highlands and attended the Goroka Show.

Thats a three-day festival where people from all over the country showcase their customs. In a makeshift studio Sandro photographed men and women wearing costumes unique to their villages.

This kind of undertaking is not without risk. Anthropologists rightly caution against ethnic stereotyping, and a Papuan elder in feathered regalia doesnt stand in for the entire population any more than a woman wearing a calico bonnet in Colonial Williamsburg is a typical American.

GunmanBut his headdress is an amazing heirloom, a thing of beauty deeply linked to an ancient way of life.

At the other end of the spectrum is the underworld of Port Moresby, the capital, a city plagued by car-jackings and other street crimes.

Many of the perpetrators are young...

CSS Steals Your Web Data "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Earlier this year, we posted a link to an interactive Web page. Most people seemed to like it, but we got at least one comment about how they would never be so incautious as to allow JavaScript to run on their computers. You can argue the relative merit of that statement, but it did remind us that just disabling JavaScript is no panacea when it comes to Internet security. You might wonder how you could steal data without scripting, assuming you dont directly control the server or browser, of course. The answer is by using a cascading style sheet (CSS). [Live Overflow] explains the exploit in the video below, covering an older paper and a recent rediscovery of the technique.

The technique hinges on you getting a CSS into the web page. Maybe youve partially compromised the server or maybe you wrote a malicious browser extension. The method works because you can make a style conditional on an attribute of an element. That means you can ask CSS to do some special formatting on a text field with a certain value. If that formatting is to load some background image from a server you control then you can tell if the field has a particular value.

We didnt say it was easy. Suppose you want to capture a four-digit PIN number. You will need about 10,000 lines of format. For example:

input[type="pin"][value$="0000"] { background-color: url( }
input[type="pin"][value$="0001"] { background-color: url( }
input[type="pin"][value$="9999"] { background-color: url( }

The idea is to track when a particular client loads one of the image files. Then you can assume you know which PIN number was present. This is painful and would be worse if you wanted to capture a Social Security number, a credit card number, or arbitrary text. In addition, the technique operates on attributes, but unfortunately for us many common frameworks make a text inputs value attribute the same as its contents for simplicity. That plays right into the attackers hands.

As [Live Overflow] explains, some have called this a keylogger, but thats a bit of stretch. We think of a keylogger as something that can watch what we type anywhere. This simply probes for certain input values in a specific place. Still, it does illustrate that almost any technology can be subverted by malicious programmers.

This illustrates our own [Jack Laidlaws] quote: The easiest way to secure a device is to turn it off. Turns out these days even your dishwasher isnt safe.



Sum Of All American Fears In Korea: Peace "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

North Korea has been depicted by the Western media as a dangerous rogue state, plotting the nuclear holocaust of America and holding global peace and stability hostage with its irrational aggression. It is the supposed threat North Korea poses to the world that the United States uses to justify its enduring decades-long military presence on []

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Thomas Spence: Pioneer of Anarchist Socialism "IndyWatch Feed War"

The recently formed London Anarchist Communist group (LAC) will be publishing a book on Anarchist Communism in Britain. Part One deals with precursors of anarchist socialism and communism in Britain.

Originally published by Robert Graham.

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.

Thomas Spence: Pioneer of Anarchist Socialism

The recently formed London Anarchist Communist group (LAC) will be publishing a book on Anarchist Communism in Britain. Part One deals with precursors of anarchist socialism and communism in Britain. Below I have reproduced the section on Thomas Spence (1750-1814), who advocated a decentralized system of parish government based on the common ownership of land. From an anarchist perspective, it is Spences ideas on property that are of most interest. The LAC compares him to the French revolutionary, Franois-Nol Gracchus Babeuf (1760-1797), but as Brian Morris argues at the end of the excerpt, he was much closer in his approach to the enrags in the French Revolution, who were radical egalitarians and supporters of direct democracy based on neighbourhood sections and districts. I included excerpts from the writings of one of the enrags, Jean Varlet, in Volume One of Anarchism: A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas, in which Varlet denounces revolutionary government as a contradiction in terms: To any rational being, government and revolution are incompatible, unless the people wishes to set its constituted authorities in permanent insurrection against itself.



Im going to Scandinavia for a few months! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

At least, I wish it were so Turning Point USA thinks it would be a great comeuppance for us to spend a few months in a country with a political system we like.

TPUSA must believe their propaganda that every other country is a hellhole compared to the US to even think this argument works. Kinda like this ignoramus:

Right-wingers seem to know nothing about history, or economics, or politics, or science, either.


Alex Soloducha // Regina round dance stops traffic for murdered teen Tina Fontaine - Saskatchewan - CBC News "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Regina round dance stops traffic for murdered teen Tina Fontaine - Saskatchewan - CBC News: Fontaine and Boushie were both indigenous.

Tai Cook, 18, also stood in front of the large group of supporters to recite a spoken word poem she said she wrote in anger over two years ago.

"I'm watching my people go missing. I'm watching my people get murdered. We're screaming for help. Are you listening?" she asked, the emotion apparent in her eyes.


Skeptics who see Russiagate as warmongering will never get respect in the press "IndyWatch Feed War"

A week ago I prepared a draft of a post about Russiagate, intending to revise it and publish; but since then I was scooped by everyoneeven in one limited respect by freaking Ross Douthat who is the least obnoxious conservative columnist at the New York Times. (Actually, on his best days, or the others worst, you could strike out the word conservative).

In The Trolling of the American Mind, Douthat made the point that if you want to talk about Russian influence on the election (assuming all charges are true for the sake of argument), the Democratic National Committee emails were far more consequential than the silly Russian social media campaign, because the information supplied was real and significant whoever obtained it. Douthat doesnt put it this way, but the revelation that the DNC was colluding with Hillary Clinton in the primaries might conceivably have embittered enough Sanders supporters to make a difference. Of course people who read far-left blogs would have also learned that an idiot Hollywood billionaire named Haim Saban was treated with great deference as he voiced his opinions re the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign, BDS, aimed at Israel. No; Ross didnt say that. What he did say, which should be obvious to anyone who lives here, is that the social media campaign was sophomoric and the Russians could pass it off as American because it was a tiny drop of stupidity in a vast ocean of American nonsense.

The larger point about Russiagate hysteria has been made by Paul Street and various other lefties.  So what is there for me to say?

Well, there is this piece by Adrian Chen at The New Yorker: A so-called experts uneasy dive into the Trump-Russia frenzy.

The piece is good and interesting in its own right and should be read for what Chen argues. His strongest points are made in the first two paragraphs: The Russiagate hysteria is the product of experts who have their own interests internet security types who hope for more business, thinktank pseudo-intellectuals who make their living warning of deep dark threats, journalists who need sexy headlines. And a journalist who wishes to fit in has to go along.

The most important part of the piece is the subtext, which is so close to the surface it might as well be text: journalists i...


Federal Judge Halts Bayou Bridge Pipeline Construction "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Bayou Bridge Pipeline(TMU)  In a victory for environmentalists, conservationists, fishing operations, residents in flood-prone areas, and even neotropical migratory birds, a federal judge in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, halted construction on Energy Transfer Partners Bayou Bridge Pipeline project slated to span the heart of Louisianas ecologically-delicate Atchafalaya Basin. Although all permits for the project had been granted, allowing construction to begin in late []


Andrew Littles push to reform our approach to crime and punishment "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

This government has set an ambitious range of targets in a wide range of areas. Indeed it could be said that theyre attempting too much too soon.

One of the most fraught areas for any government is that of crime and punishment. This government has said it seeks a substantial reduction in the prison population.

On The Nation yesterday Lisa Owen interviewed Andrew Little, here is a link to the transcript and here to the video, when that becomes available.

Interestingly, and no doubt coincidentally RNZ ran two segments in their Sunday programme on similar theme

This is a very controversial area. This segment is interesting, though is imbued with a particular viewpoint.

Secondly is a segment with Jarrod Gilbert

Again imbued with a particular view. Interestingly Gilbert gives credit to Bill English in this area.

It will be fascinating to see where this goes. The question of gangs looms large here, whereas in say the Nordic countries this has not been the case


Democrats Release Rebuttal to GOP Memo "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Late Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, the Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released a recently declassified memo. The 10-page memo was a rebuttal to the Republican accusations that federal officials abused the process for obtaining warrants in order to place a wiretap on Carter Page. He was a campaign aide to Donald Trump. Page reportedly []

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Meade no denunci la sustraccin de documentos de la corrupcin de Rosario Robles (1era Parte) "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Las omisiones de Meade en Sedesol, podran tratarse de un encubrimiento para proteger a Rosario Robles. Por Jenaro Villamil|HomozappingRegeneracin, 25 de febrero de 2018.- Desde agosto de 2016, casi un ao despus de que Rosario Robles dejara la Secretara de Desarrollo Social en medio de una estela de irregularidades y acusaciones por desvos de fondos, el []

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Super flexible TV display rolls up for storage "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Finally, a TV display you can roll up and take with you.


Estudiantes oaxaqueos lanzan app que busca rescatar 16 lenguas indgenas en riesgo "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Los estudiantes cuentan que uno de los mayores problemas fue encontrar personas que hablaran ixcateco, cuicateco, chontal, chocholteco y mazateco.Regeneracin, 25 de febrero de 2018.- Estudiantes de la Universidad Tecnolgica de los Valles Centrales de Oaxaca (UTVCO) crearon una aplicacin mvil con la que buscan preservar las 16 lenguas indgenas en riesgo de desaparecer en []

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UN Security Council will consider two resolutions on Yemens Houthi rebels shooting Iranian missiles into Saudi Arabia "IndyWatch Feed War"


AFP/File / by Carole LANDRY | US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley is pushing for council on Iran for allegedly backing Yemen rebels; the US in December unveiled missile and drone parts it said proved Irans involvement


The UN Security Council on Sunday was considering two draft resolutions on Yemen after Russia put forward a rival text aimed at blocking action against Iran over missiles sent to the countrys Huthi rebels.

The council is set to vote on Monday on renewing sanctions on Yemen for a year, but a British-drafted text also calls for additional measures in response to a UN report which found that Iran had violated the arms embargo on Yemen.

The rival Russian-drafted text presented to the council on Saturday and seen by AFP would extend the sanctions regime on Yemen until February 2019 without any reference to the UN reports findings on Iran and possible action targeting Tehran.

Diplomats said Russia could veto the British text, allowing for a vote on its own draft resolution.

Negotiations were continuing on Sunday.

The report by a UN panel of experts concluded that Iran was in violation of the 2015 arms embargo after determining that missiles fired by the Huthis at Saudi Arabia last year were made in Iran.

Russia maintains that the reports findings are not conclusive enough to justify action against Iran.

Britain, backed by the United States and France, had initially sought to condemn Iran, but that was dropped in negotiations.

The last draft resolution expresses particular concern that weapons of Iranian origin were introduced in Yemen after the imposition of the targeted arms embargo and that Iran is in non-compliance with UN resolutions.

The council would express its intention to take additional measures to address these violations, according to the British-drafted text.

It adds that any activity related to the use of ballistic missiles in Yemen meets the criteria for imposing UN sanctions.

Russia-US clash on Iran

Iran has repeatedly denied arming the Huthis in Yemen, despite claims by the United States and Saudi Arabia that the evidence of an arms connection is irrefutable.

Russia, which...


Democrat Memo Lays Egg by Publius Tacitus "IndyWatch Feed War"

After reading the memo championed by Democrat Adam Schiff, which was promised to rebut the memo produced by the Republican majority on the House Intel Committee, I was reminded of a Peggy Lee song--Is That All There Is? Devin Nunes...


Syria's probable future "IndyWatch Feed War"

(editorial comment) It seems to me that what is coming is a de facto partition of Syria. I doubt if there is an actual understanding or agreement on the subject but the actions of the players indicate that they comprehend...


New Proposal Designed to Confuse Public and Prevent Medicare for All "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Margaret Flowers | HealthOverProfit | February 23, 2018 The Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington-based Democratic Party think tank funded by Wall Street, including private health insurers and their lobbying group, unveiled a new healthcare proposal designed to confuse supporters of Medicare for All and protect private health insurance profits. It is receiving []


Florida = Honduras: Inequality kills. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A crucial factor about the Florida killer: his family had to move out of the school district because they couldn't afford the rent. Resentment yields anger. Not every poor kid becomes a killer -- think Bill Clinton -- but there will be one. Inequality kills.


The Intensifying Battle for Africas Burgeoning Tech Landscape "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Monique Maddy at TechCrunch has an overview of Africa's technical growing pains and related challenges. As anywhere else, the future depends on connectivity. However, the continent represents only 10 percent of the total Internet users in the world, despite representing 16 percent of the world population.

The scale and complexity of Africa's technical landscape sits at the heart of the problem, and connectivity issues are particularly prevalent. Internet users in Africa represent only 10 percent of the total users in the world, despite representing 16 percent of the world population, according to Internet World Stats. And only 31 percent of the total population has access to the internet, which represents a penetration that is well below the rest of the world at 52 percent.

[...] Africa is at a technical tipping point. To survive and thrive in this diverse and highly complex marketplace, we need businesses that are flexible and capable of adapting both their products and their business models, which can most effectively work with local companies and talent to develop and promote local content and digital solutions while leveraging the power of the smartphone and widespread connectivity.

Barriers to growth include use of zero-rating by some of the world's largest players as they try to both push into the region while setting up obstacles to entry by competitors. She also asks how large Western companies plan to see a return on investment or whether Chinese companies will beat them to the punch.

Source : The intensifying battle for Africa's burgeoning tech landscape

See also :
Madhvi Gokool - AFRINIC Update (2017)
Michele McCann - iGDP in Africa (2014)

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Face of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

And that children is how it is done

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Broward County Sheriff Insists He Was an Amazing Leader After Failing to Stop Florida Shooter "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel(ZHE)  After being confronted by CNNs Jake Tapper about his departments refusal to act after receiving a tip about Nikolas Cruz being a potential school shooter in the making, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel insisted that he provided amazing leadership to the department after blaming the lapse on an underling. Israel, who has been a frequent presence on []


Venezuelas New Cryptocurrency Is A Scam "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A perfectly predictable thing happened when the Great Oil Price Plunge of 2014 pulled the rug out from Venezuelas oilconomy: Foreign creditors stopped lending to Venezuela, the debt-saddled government devalued the currency to cover budget deficits, inflation spiraled out of control (entering a death spiral last November), and, perhaps inevitably, the government defaulted on some of its $US bonds. (And all this amidst devastating []

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Romes Colosseum turned red to protest Pakistan blasphemy law "IndyWatch Feed War"

This is the foolish modern West at its most foolish. No doubt the highest officials in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan are today quaking in fear and drafting legislation to repeal Pakistans blasphemy law, because the Colosseum was lit in red. And watch out: if the Pakistanis dont jump to repeal the blasphemy law, theyll []


Anathema: A #Philadelphia Anarchist Periodical Volume 4 Issue 2 "IndyWatch Feed War"

Anathema A Philadelphia Anarchist Periodical, Volume 4 Issue 2, February 2018.

Originally published by Anathema.

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Anathema: A Philadelphia Anarchist Periodical Volume 4 Issue 2

Volume 4 Issue 2 (PDF for printing 11 x 17)

Volume 4 Issue 2 (PDF for reading 8.5 x 11)

In this issue:

  • Gun Control
  • Of Iron Fists and Velvet Gloves
  • What Went Down
  • Letter to the Editor
  • War of the Words: Antifa
  • Fly Eagles Fly
  • Class War on Broad Street
  • Against Amazon
  • Joseph Joe Joe Bowen
  • Ozymandias


And The Youth Shall Lead Us "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In light of the outpouring of youth activism for stricter gun laws and against the militarization of schools, Teaching for Change shares these examples of young people at the forefront of social movements throughout U.S. history. We hope these can be useful in the classroom to inform and inspire this generation of activists.


Google Assistant will be available in more than 30 languages by the end of 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Google Assistant Will Soon Identify The Language You Are Speaking In

Google Assistant will soon be available in more than 30 languages that will help users who speak multiple languages to talk to Assistant in all the languages they speak. Currently, Google Assistant is available in eight languages on Android phones English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese (Brazil).

For those unaware, Google Assistant is an official Google app available on smartphones, tablets, and Google Home speakers, which allows its users to turn their devices into a virtual digital assistant.

In an announcement on a blog post, Googles Vice-President of Product Nick Fox said: Similar to Android, where weve partnered closely with mobile carriers and device makers to build great products for people everywhere, were taking an ecosystem approach to the Assistant on mobile.

Google Assistant will be available in more than 30 languages by the end of 2018, reaching 95 percent of all eligible Android phones around the world, he said.

In the next few months, well bring the Assistant to Danish, Dutch, Hindi, Indonesian, Norwegian, Swedish and Thai on Android phones and iPhones, and well add more languages on more devices throughout the year, Fox added.

As we head into Mobile World Congress, the mobile industrys largest trade show (in Barcelona from February 26 to March 1), were sharing more about how were working closely with the mobile ecosystem to bring the Assistant to more people around the world.

Were also making the Assistant multilingual later this year, so families or individuals that speak more than one language can speak naturally to the Assistant. With this new feature, the Assistant will be able to understand you in multiple languages fluently. If you prefer to speak German at work, but French at home, your Assistant is right there with you. Multilingual will first be available in English, French and German, with support for more languages coming over time, he said.

In addition, Google also announced two new features to its assistant: routines and location-based reminders. Routines allows you to get the assistant do multiple things using a single voice command, while location-based reminders will get your assistant send reminders based on the location of your  smartphone.

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Iraqi archbishop: Crisis of violence in Islam must be addressed openly and honestly "IndyWatch Feed War"

It is good that the Archbishop of Erbil was able to say this at Franciscan University, but it is unlikely he will get much of a hearing in other Catholic circles. Pope Francis has essentially dogmatized the falsehood that Islam is a Religion of Peace. This false claim has become a superdogma in the Catholic []


Sayyed Nasrallah: Voting for Resistance to Preserve Blood, Achievements of Martyrs "IndyWatch Feed War"

Al-Manar Website Editor Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah called upon supporters of the resistance to be aware that voting for the resistance helps in preserving the blood and achievements of the martyrs who fell on this path, specifically during this phase in which schemes against the resistance are escalating. Speaking on the 40th anniversary of []


The Deadliest School Attack In US History Wasnt Done With A Gun "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Matt Agorist As the media and the government continue to use the tragic shooting at a Parkland, Florida high school to push their various...


To the Governor: Wisconsin Passes Bill Taking on Asset Forfeiture "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Michael Maharrey Yesterday, the Wisconsin Assembly gave final approval to a bill that would reform the states asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state...


Trump Administration Must Release Documents On KXL "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A federal judge in Montana has ordered the Trump administration to release documents it relied on to approve construction of the Keystone XLpipeline last year, a development that pipeline opponents believe could stymie the controversial project. Last March, the State Department approved construction of the nearly 1,200-mile pipeline, which would carry crude oil from the tar sands region of Alberta, Canada, to Nebraska and ultimately to refineries on the Gulf Coast. The approval reversed a 2015 decision by the Obama administration, which had blocked the project by refusing to issue a permit for the pipeline to cross the Canadian border. Environmental groups sued the Trump administration, saying its reversal broke three laws and that it failed to conduct additional, updated environmental reviews before granting approval.


Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The word for today is effete (adj) 1.(a) Characterised by extreme refinement or self-indulgence, often to the point of unworldiness or decadence. (b) Having or reflecting an attitude of social superiority; pretentious or snobbis. 2. Depleted of vitality, force, or effectiveness; exhausted. 3. Effeminate). 4. (Archaic) No longer productive; infertile. Source : The Free []

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Ni #Quebec Ni #Canada: Vigil and day of action: February 28 in Solidarity with Freddy Stoneypoint, Mikmaq sovereignty, and the Struggle against Fossil Fuels "IndyWatch Feed War"

The 28th of February is the next court appearance of Freddy Stoneypoint at the Palais of (In)justice of Perc. The legal bozos of perpetuated genocide will evaluate if the evidence gathered by the armed wing of the Quebecois state, ( in service of Junex), are sufficient to commence the circus-in other words, whether the trial will take place. These supporters of a deadly economy are acting completely illegitimately on sovereign Mikmaq territory (more precisely on the unceded sovereign 7th District Migmaq territory as affirmed by the 1763 Royal Proclamation indian lands protection clause).

Originally published by Ni Qubec, Ni Canada

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Ni Quebec Ni Canada: Vigil and day of action: February 28 in Solidarity with Freddy Stoneypoint, Mikmaq sovereignty, and the Struggle against Fossil Fuels

The 28th of February is the next court appearance of Freddy Stoneypoint at the Palais of (In)justice of Perc. The legal bozos of perpetuated genocide will evaluate if the evidence gathered by the armed wing of the Quebecois state, ( in service of Junex), are sufficient to commence the circus-in other words, whether the trial will take place. These supporters of a deadly economy are acting completely illegitimately on sovereign Mikmaq territory (more precisely on the unceded sovereign 7th District Migmaq territory as affirmed by the 1763 Royal Proclamation indian lands protection clause).

Gary Metallic, the traditional chief of the 7th District of Mikmaki, sovereign territory of the Mikmaq people, served a tresspassing notice to Junex, but Junex is not on trial. Only an indigenous comrade of the mikmaq people in struggles, Freddy Stoneypoint, is persecuted, because he was supposedly at a blockade to defend the territory, blockade that was hold with the authorization of Gary Metallic, the traditional chief. Gary Metallic has repeatedly reasserted his peoples refusal of the extraction of fossil fuels. Despite the fact that the Mikmaq never abandoned their sovereignty, the Quebecois state continues to repress comrades arrested for resisting extraction and for the recognition of Mikmaq sovereignty.



Somaliland: Muslim clerics issue fatwa making female genital mutilation mandatory "IndyWatch Feed War"

They banned two types of FGM, but made the third mandatory. Why did the Muslim clerics issue this fatwa? Dont they know what every non-Muslim journalist in the West knows, that FGM is cultural and has nothing to do with Islam? Here it is again, for those who are not paying attention: FGM is mandated []


US Regime Changes Becomes Brazenly Obvious To The World "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By the end of World War II, the United States had become a serial meddler in the affairs of the nations of the world, friend and foe alike. American intelligence services took particular aim at Third World and Western countries with large Communist Parties, and at countries on the other side of what used to be called the Iron Curtain. Meddling there took some doing before the implosion of the Soviet Union.  It still does in China and North Korea, and in countries with strong states, like Iran, that resist American domination.  Even so, with the Soviet Union gone, the European component of the formerly Communist world became easy prey. It was not until the Obama period that the extent of the transformation became too obvious to miss. This was especially evident in Ukraine, a former Soviet republic, adjacent to Russia, deeply connected, historically and culturally, to the old Russian and Soviet empires. In these circumstances, what fair-minded person could blame the Russians for wanting to meddle in our affairs?


Daily Proverb "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Proverbs 26 19 is someone who lies to a friend and then says, I was only joking.

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2017 Crocodile Prize winners announced at Moresby awards "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Martyn Namorong hosts the Crocodle Prize awards
Martyn Namorong hosts the Crocodile Prize awards


PORT MORESBY - The Crocodile Prize is Papua New Guinea's highest literary award. For the past two years it has been predominantly PNG-run and funded after being handed over by its Australian founders.

I have volunteered these past two years as a member of the Crocodile Prize Organizing Committee and yesterday I hosted the Crocodile Prize literary awards ceremony.

This was witnessed by various dignitaries including Dr Anna Joskin from the University of PNG literature department and United States Ambassador to PNG, Catherine Erbet-Gray.

As the founders of the Crocodile Prize, Keith Jackson and I are as pleased as Punch to see it surviving and prospering," said Phil Fitzpatrick.

"While it was a great initiative back in 2011, we always knew that one day it would be handed over to Papua New Guinea to run.

"We must admit we had some doubts about its survival and some of the early ructions amongst the organising committee didnt inspire us with confidence," he said.

"However, under the guiding hand of chairman, Emmanuel Peni, assisted by a dedicated team of volunteers and the faith of its many sponsors the prize has emerged on a solid footing.

"We would like to congratulate all those involved and wish them and the prize much good fortune for the future. It is always great to see a good news story come out of PNG and this is one of the better ones." Phi said.

The winners of the 2017 Crocodile Prize for Literature are:

Peter Jokisie - Children's Writing
Evah Kuamin Banige - Essays and Journalism
Jordan Dean - Donald Cleland Heritage Writing
Annie Dori Poetry
Kirsten Aria - Women's Writing
Louisah Enos - Halmeier Family Facebook Competition

And many thanks to our sponsors

Port Moresby Arts Theatre (Best Short Play)


America Needs a 21st Century Church Committee "IndyWatch Feed War"

Former members and staffers of the Church Committee | March 17, 2014 Dear Congress, Mr. President and the American public, In 1975 the public learned that the National Security Agency had been collecting and analyzing international telegrams of U.S. citizens since the 1940s under secret agreements with all the major telegram companies. Years later, the []


KDE Plasma 5.13 Should Be Starting Up Even Faster "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

One of the nice elements of KDE Plasma 5.12 is that it starts up faster, particularly when running on Wayland, but with Plasma 5.13 it's looking like it will be an even faster experience getting to the Plasma desktop...


West Virginia Teachers Take A Stand "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

More than 20,000 teachers and public school employees in West Virginia are taking a courageous stand in defense of their interests and those of the entire working class. On Friday, teachers completed the second day of a strike that has shut down schools in all 55 counties in the state. The teachers have defied threats of injunctions, fines and even imprisonment from government officials, who have declared any strike action illegal. The American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia (AFT-WV) and the West Virginia Education Association (WVEA) announced on Friday that what was originally announced as a two-day strike will be extended by at least one day, to Monday.


Educators need to denounce the smear tactics of Canary Mission "IndyWatch Feed War"

As the movement for Palestinian rights has grown and broadened worldwide, so too have efforts in the U.S. to silence any criticism of Israeli policies; the anonymously staffed and funded Canary Mission website is one of the most disturbing examples of such censoring efforts.

Dedicated to harassing those critical of Israeli policies towards Palestinians, the website attacks many professors and many more students for writing, speaking, blogging, or tweeting about Palestinian rights. The numbers of the named (and pictured) have increased exponentially since the site emerged in 2015, rising from an initial group of 54 to more than 370 professors from around the country and more than 1400 students and recent graduates. The latter, presented under the rubric of individuals, are the most vulnerable targets of the site, which openly aims to harm young activists chances of future employment. Soon after the site went live, the curators posted a YouTube video addressed directly to those who might hire students. It ends by proclaiming that it is your duty to ensure that todays radicals are not tomorrows employees.

Canary Mission operates through cyberbullying, defaming students without giving them any opportunity to explain or defend their views. Normally, this kind of bullying would be promptly addressed and condemned, especially at a time when its harmful effects are taken seriously by journalists, educators, and government officials. Yet university administrators and Congressional representatives have been slow to defend the targets of Canary Missions cyber-blacklisting and of other tactics of defamation by similar (and similarly funded) groups.

At six University of California campuses including UC Davis where we teach, students advocating Palestinian rights last fall found their names and photos on posters falsely accusing them of terrorism. The posters were part of a multi-million dollar campaign to combat criticism of Israel led by Las Vegas casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson.



Europes Dirty Little Secret: Moroccan Slaves And A Sea Of Plastic "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By , Ecowatch

It seemed like a wonderful ideadriving the Spanish coast from Barcelona all the way down to the Straits of Gibraltar. We got there in April, right before tourist season, and happily missed much of the vacationing European onslaught. Our goal was to hit the smaller less-touristy beach towns to do some diving, paddleboarding and beachcombing along the Mediterranean Coast.

South of Barcelona, we stayed in LAmpolla and enjoyed near-deserted beaches, hotels and restaurants. Next stop was Alteaabsolutely beautiful, also with few tourists, and with that amazing wall of mountains as the backdrop, the Sierra de Bernia. Further along the coast, the water was the most curious blue Id seen in El Portus, and had the wind and surf not been pounding, it would have been a great place to paddleboard and sea kayak.

Standup paddleboarding near the waterfall of Nerja, Spain.

But it was just south of El Portus, after the city of Mazarron along E-15 where we started seeing the first few greenhouses.

I was there with Catherine Ebelingbestselling author of diet and health booksand I am an environmental activist, and so for the two of us, the idea of greenhouses seemed quaint and healthy, at first. It was like: Look at that, greenhouses, what a great way to create sustainability and loc...


Another Modest Proposal: Let's Help Trump By Surrounding Him With Gunslingers "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

More guns. Yup! Trump thinks the way we can stop the murderous wave that has overtaken America is by putting weapons into the hands of amateur sheriffs -- who, he insists, will stop the marauders in their tracks.


Meet The Spies Injecting Israeli Propaganda Into The News "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

When Sima Vaknin-Gil took over as director-general of Israels Ministry of Strategic Affairs at the start of 2016, a crucial fact went largely unnoticed. For years, she had been a high-ranking officer with an Israeli spy agency. This means that for the last two years a former intelligence officer has been running Israels global war against BDS, the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. Her ministerial boss is Gilad Erdan, a key ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.


Runoff pitting low-fat vs. low-carb to lose weight results in a tie "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Summary: A new study didnt find much of a difference between healthy low-carb and low-fat diets. The people on both diets lost about the same amount of excess weight. [This article first appeared on LongevityFacts. Author: Brady Hartman. ]

Is cutting carbs or cutting fat is better? A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, suggest that it may not matter much.

A team of researchers led by Christopher Gardner, a professor of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine, followed 609 overweight adults ages 18 to 50. The researchers put the study participants, consisting of equal numbers of men and women, on either a low-carb diet or low-fat diet for 12 months.


Brain rejuvenating protein found in young blood "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Summary: UCSF scientists discover a protein in young blood that rejuvenates an aging brain. [This article first appeared on LongevityFacts. Author: Brady Hartman. ]

Scientists have long been searching for the factors in young blood that give it its rejuvenating powers to drug form for widespread public use.

A team of researchers led by Saul Villeda, Ph.D., an assistant professor of anatomy at UC San Francisco discovered a brain-rejuvenating enzyme that improved memory in adult mice when restored to youthful levels. The researchers say the new protein could lead to new therapies for maintaining the healthy brain function of humans.


Sci-Hubs Pirate Queen Sails On "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A summary of a Feb 2018 interview with Alexandra Elbakyan of the Sci-Hub pirate website battling the academic publishing establishment.


10 Ways To Find Inner Peace By Letting Go Of Your Chaos "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


Conflict of every kind has always been a plague that has ravaged our lives since the dawn of time. If we are not fighting against others, we are fighting against ourselves. If we are not fighting against ourselves we are fighting for an unattainable ideal, an unrealistic belief, or a toxic dogma. And so continues the eternal cycle of chaos in our lives.

Like me, you might have found that chaos comes in many shapes and forms; some obvious, some more lethal and subtle, some habitual, some gradual. But no matter what pain you are dealing with in life, know that the source of that pain comes from within you.

It took me a long time to own up to taking responsibility of myself; of the way I thought, felt and reacted to the world. Now, although I still struggle to keep perspective at times, I have got myself into the habit of letting go of these 10 things to regain my peace and tranquility. I hope you can be inspired to identify these sources of self-imposed chaos in your life as well.


Im a self-confessed control freak. I need to feel stable, secure and in charge of the steering wheel of life to feel a temporary sense of respite from my fear of everything. However, despite my need to control everything, I have managed through my journey of spiritual awakening to accept unpredictability, instability and even helpless a lot more than before. I still slip back into old habits but I am getting there, and on the way rediscovering the wonderful calmness of inner quiet. Control is a product of fear, of distrust towards yourself and your ability to handle whatever life throws at you. Once you come to see the innate resilience and strength of your spirit, you will start to trust yourse...


Can You Give Two Days to Stop the Slaughter? "IndyWatch Feed War"

By David Swanson, February 25 2018

From Lets Try Democracy

The power of mass demonstrations to mobilize activism and move those in positions of power is minimized, first and foremost, by those opposed to popular power. Do not listen to them. Make them listen to us!

Can you give two days to stop the slaughter of innocents and the shameless profiteering from their blood? If you can give more, so much the better. But by giving two days, you will guarantee that others will give more. You will be part of building the necessary momentum, the key ingredient in social change.

These are the two days to give: March 24 and November 11. If you cant give those, or want more, pick some others. But heres why I say those two, and why the top priority is to be in Washington, D.C., but just as important is to be visible everywhere else.

March 24

On March 24 in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere in the U.S. (and beyond?), students and teachers and everyone else who values lives over guns will march against gun violence. But the strategy will be weak unless millions of us uninvited marchers show up to augment the message with what it is not permissible to say. The culture of gun violence is fueled by the culture of militarism and by the military. A hugely disproportionate share of mass-shooters have beenU.S. military veterans. Some have been JROTC students. The recent killer in Florida was trained to kill by the U.S. Army in the very school where he killed. The JROTCs history classes, the Armys video games, the militarys role in producing Hollywood movies, the Pentagons unloading of old weapons on police departments and the general public this is all done with our tax dollars. The NRA understands the connections perfectly, and churns out...


White House Orders Massive Military Parade for Veterans Day "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Massive Military Parade(ANTIWAR.COM)  President Trumps intention to hold a massive military parade at some point in 2018 seems to have gotten some real details Friday, with the White House having issued a memo directing the Pentagon to prepare the parade for November 11. November 11 is Veterans Day in the US, but also Armistice Day, traditionally an antiwar holiday []


Abus rituels en Angleterre: de l'art de faire taire les enfants "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Revenons sur laffaire dHampstead prs de Londres : deux enfants qui avaient dnonc les abus commis par leur pre et par un certain nombre dadultes, dont une partie du personnel de lcole frquente par le frre et la sur. Immdiatement aprs [...]


Prayer and Meditation for Monday, February 26, 2018 Lord, do not deal with us according to our sins. Allow us you compassion and forgiveness! "IndyWatch Feed War"

Monday of the Second Week in Lent
Lectionary: 230

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Reading 1  DN 9:4B-10

Lord, great and awesome God,
you who keep your merciful covenant toward those who love you
and observe your commandments!
We have sinned, been wicked and done evil;
we have rebelled and departed from your commandments and your laws.
We have not obeyed your servants the prophets,
who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes,
our fathers, and all the people of the land.
Justice, O Lord, is on your side;
we are shamefaced even to this day:
we, the men of Judah, the residents of Jerusalem,
and all Israel, near and far,
in all the countries to which you have scattered them
because of their treachery toward you.
O LORD, we are shamefaced, like our kings, our princes, and our fathers,
for having sinned against you.
But yours, O Lord, our God, are compassion and forgiveness!
Yet we rebelled against you
and paid no heed to your command, O LORD, our God,
to live by the law you gave us through your servants the prophets.

Responsorial Psalm  PS 79:8, 9, 11 AND 13

R. (see 103:10a) Lord, do not deal with us according to our sins.
Remember not against us the iniquities of the past;
may your compassion quickly come to us,
for we are brought very low.
R. Lord, do not deal with us according to our sins.
Help us, O God our savior,
because of the glory of your name;
Deliver us and pardon our sins
for your names sake.
R. Lord, do not deal with us according to our sins.
Let the prisoners sighing come before you;
with y...


Listen! Spirit Resistance Radio and Crow Voices are Live! "IndyWatch Feed War"

Listen! Spirit Resistance Radio and Crow Voices Radio are Live! Listen Live! Govinda of Spirit Resistance Radio is broadcasting live at Crow Voices, at Center Pole in Montana. They have their new FM radio station broadcasting locally across the Crow Nation, and you can listen around the Earth online live! Govinda is at the station and will be doing live interviews of the actions and


Ward Valley Triumphant -- 20 Years Later in 2018 -- by Ofelia Rivas, O'odham "IndyWatch Feed War"

Ofelia Rivas, O'odham, and Earl Tulley, Dineh, at Ward Valley today. Photos by Ofelia Rivas, O'odham 20th Ward Valley Spiritual Gathering 'Ground Zero' Victory Celebration Celebrating the Occupation that halted a nuclear dump here 20 years ago. Today, Feb. 24, 2018 Radio interview with Earl Tulley by Govinda at Spirit Resistance Radio. Spirit Resistance Radio -- Govinda


Ward Valley Spiritual Gathering Photos by Ian Zabarte, Western Shoshone "IndyWatch Feed War"

Photos by Ian Zabarte, Western Shoshone 20th Annual Ward Valley 'Ground Zerio' Spiritual Gathering Photos by Ian Zabarte, Western Shoshone"Today, off Water Road 20 miles from the Colorado River, one hundred people gathered, most were tribal members of the Lower Colorado River Tribes, to renew their inter-generational commitment to protect and defend Ward Valley from becoming a nuclear waste


Ikigai Is A Japanese Philosophy That Says You Should Do What You Love and What You Are Good At "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory

For many of us, happiness appears to be elusive. A mystery even. Its not often found in riches, achievements or even relationships. We pine after the things we dont yet have but when we do acquire them we remain lost at sea, still scrambling for the shore of contentment. There is, however, a philosophy in Japan called Ikigai, which is centered around finding a reason for being (its literal translation).

The Japanese philosophy is about combining all the correct elements in your life and striking a balance. It involves deep introspection and self-reflection, which help to identify your true wants and needs, leading to a calling in life that keeps you motivated. And it is with this aspect of living that many of us struggle with the most. From an early age, we are taught out of trusting ourselves and continue this self-neglect while we fulfill the desires and expectations of others. The longer we spend neglecting ourselves, the further we fall from ourselves, and the harder it is to claw back up (if we ever resolve to). So, we must be profoundly honest with ourselves when finding our Ikigai, as it is the one thing our soul requires the most.

Finding Your Ikigai

When finding your reason for being, the Japanese philosophy requires you to consider four things:

  • What you lov...


Is there something wrong with this? International Crisis Group OFFICIALLY calling for safe passage for Al-Qa`idah "Fighters"? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Crisis Group (@CrisisGroup)
We welcome the #Syria #UNSC resolution. Implementation must include:
- aid for besieged civilians
- voluntary safe departure of HTS fighters from #Ghouta
- return to August 2017 de-escalation agreement
#Russia-brokered negotiations for a non-violent resolution in Ghouta


Syrian Army Repels Militant Attack In Northern Part Of East Ghouta (Map, Video) "IndyWatch Feed War"

On February 25, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) repelled an militant attack and destroyed a VBIED in the Jobar district in the northern part of the East Ghouta pocket, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria.

Syrian Army Repels Militant Attack In Northern Part Of East Ghouta (Map, Video)

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Earlier, the SAA and its allies launched their ground operation in the southern part of the East Ghouta pocket and captured the towns and villages of Nashabiyah, Hazrama, Tal Farzat and Salehiya.

The Ahrar al-Sham Movement, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and US-backed Faylaq al-Rahman announced that their fighters had clashed with the SAA in the northern part of East Ghouta. Militants allegedly destroyed an armored bulldozer of the SAA with a US-made TOW ATGM.

Meanwhile, the Jaysh al-Islam-linked news agency Kumait claimed that Jaysh al-Islam fighters had killed 25 SAA soldiers, captured two others and damaged a battle tank of the SAA during the clashes in the southern part of East Ghouta. However, photos released by the news agency showed that only 4 soldiers of the SAA had been killed.


CDC official responsible for handling Zika and Ebola emergencies mysteriously goes missing "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

35-year-old Timothy Cunningham, a high-ranking employee with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been missing for nearly two weeks. Cunningham went home from work claiming he was sick on February 12 and has not been seen or heard from since.

According to the CDC, Cunningham is a graduate of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a commander in the Public Health Service who was responsible for responding to and supervising emergency situations with the Ebola virus and the Zika virus.

Last week, the Atlanta Police Department issued a missing persons notice through their Facebook page, and since it has received nearly 2,000 shares, but still no leads.

Cunninghams family said that this is extremely unusual behavior for him, since he is usually very close with his family. When his family went to look for him at his home they found his phone, wallet, car, and keys, along with his dog.

Cunninghams brother, Canterio Cunningham, told Fox 5 that Timothy would never go anywhere without making sure his dog was taken care of.

My first mind is that something has happened, especially considering the length of time hes been gone. Not having his phone, leaving his dog, Bo, alone, he just wouldnt voluntarily check out like that. Tim is the consummate professional. He loves his job. He wouldnt just cast it aside. Hes worked hard to get where he is, Anterio said.

Father, Terrell Cunningham, pleaded with reporters to spread the word about his son.

Its not the type of news you want to hear. Thirty-five years old, but always your child. This is an appeal to the public, Terrell Cunningham added. Were seeking your help in bringing Tim back safe, he said.

His family also said that they have an unspoken rule about regularly checking in with one another.

A statement from the CDC said, Our thoughts are with his friends and family during this difficult time. However, the agency has yet to comment on the nature of his illness or any potentially dangerous projects that he has been working on recently.

This weekend over 50 Atlanta residents searched the area for him, posting flyers and canvassing the area between his work and home.

Police have said that they are not ruling out any possibilities, including kidnap and homicide. The family believes it is highly unlikely that he fled or disappeared willingly. Unless he had an extremely elaborate getaway planned, it is likely that he would not get very far on his own without his wallet, keys or cell phone.

The Atlanta Police Mi...


AI Can Diagnose Heart Disease Using An Image Of Your Retina "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory

General purpose AI or neural networks, as theyre more commonly called, are designed so that programming them isnt a matter of rewriting their software or feeding them numeric data, but of actually showing them what you want learned and training them almost as you would a human. Through repetition. Much like the human mind, neural networks spot and analyse patterns. If shown a series of images relating to a series of contexts, neural networks will pick up on details within each of those images that will lead to them learning more about the images context. But because neural networks do not suffer from fatigue, they can practice tasks millions of times, allowing them to eventually far outperform any human.

One of the latest examples of such a feat is a newly trained general purpose AI that can spot heart disease in a hospital patient by scanning their retina. Though this may seem far fetched, our retinas hold a dense collection of blood vessels which arent so far removed from our main circulatory system. Issues like high cholesterol and blood pressure will, eventually, show up in our eyes. So, a research team made up of specialists from Google and Verily Life Sciences decided to train a general purpose AI to recognise these issues in retinal images. The AI was shown almost 300,000 retinal images that were tagged with information...

Microsoft Announces Multi-Instance Support For UWP Apps In Windows 10 Version 1803 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Microsoft introduces support for multiple instance UWP apps in Windows 10

In a new post on the Windows Dev Center, Microsoft explains on how developers can customize their apps for multi-instance support.

Microsoft has already supported multi-instances for its own UWP apps, including Calculator and OneNote for some time. This customization will offer developers flexibility to choose between an active and existing instance of an app, or launching a new one. Microsoft also highlighted that there will be no restrictions on the number of active instances of an app and will work as different processes, which means that if one of the instances crash, the others will continue to work without getting affected.

Multi-instance support will be offered as an opt-in feature for developers, which means they will require to make some changes to their apps in order to support it.

You can check out Microsofts complete documentation for UWP console apps here.



U.S. And Allies Look to Military Intervention in Venezuela "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Bolivarian social and political movement first led by former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and holding state power since 1999 has long faced U.S. assaults.  Theyve ranged from U.S. support for an unsuccessful military coup in 2002, backing for violent street disturbances, U.S. money assigned to political opponents, and U.S. economic sanctions against Venezuelan political leaders. Now the U.S. government may be on the verge of blocking Venezuelan oil sales in the United States. Surveying the scene, ngel Guerra Cabrera, a Cuban political journalist living in Mexico, asserts that Venezuela is the Spanish Republic of today. As in the 1930s, a decisive struggle is underway in Venezuela for democracy and self determination of the peoples.


Refusing To Accept A Society Steeped In Violence "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The news last week of yet another horrific school shooting seemed to promise only more despair and mourning--both for the 17 lives lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and about the larger direction of U.S. society. Instead, the collective anger and defiance that has been organized and expressed by many classmates of those killed has marked this tragedy as a line in the sand--marked out by young people who are demanding that this country try to actually do something about the epidemic of mass shootings.


Do Not Resist: How Americas Police Are becoming an Occupying Military Force "IndyWatch Feed War"

Militarized Police

By Gar Smith

From the Berkeley Daily Planet (October 21, 2016)

Filmmaker Craig Atkinsons dad was a Detroit-area cop for 29 years and a member of his towns first SWAT team in 1989. Both the filmmaker and his retired father are troubled by the direction policing has taken in the US over the post-9/11 years and Do Not Resista visceral, unnarrated 73-minute documentarypresents a powerful warning about the perils and growing presence of an American Police State.

Director/cinematographer/editor Atkinsons pro-police background enabled him to gain uncommon entre into the world of policinghanging out with cops, attending their conferences and training sessions, even squeezing his camera inside urban tanks crowded with automatic weapons and combat-ready enforcers heading to suburban drug raids.

The 1878 Posse Comitatus Act prohibits the federal government from using military personnel to enforce domestic laws. In the 1960s, however, when UC Berkeley was besieged by bayonet-wielding soldiers, we saw how the National Guard could be deployed to avoid this law. In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the Pentagon and the War Lobby found a new way to entrench their powers and enrich their coffersby turning domestic police into a virtual army equipped with full-scale combat weaponry including assault rifles, drones, and armored personnel carriers.

But heres the problem: when you adopt these weapons, you also adopt the killer mentality they are designed to serve.

Atkinsons camera was on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, as a crowd awaited a Grand Jury verdict on whether officer Darren Wilson would be charged with the shooting death of Michael Brown. Under a nighttime sky bursting with...


Scientists Say That Deforestation In Amazon Rainforest Is Reaching Point of No Return "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory

According to a new study published in the journal Science Advances, the Amazon rainforest will reach a point of no return if deforestation exceeds 20 percent of its original area. Thomas E Lovejoy and Carlos Nobre have researched the effect that various droughts and floods have had on the forest and suggest that the whole system is oscillating.

If the climate changes by deforestation or global warming theres a risk that more than 50% of the Amazon forest becomes a degraded savannah, Nobre told Euronews. The fact that deforestation continues is a bit of a demonstration of the difficulty, or almost bankruptcy, of representative democracy in our South American countries. Representative democracy no longer functions in Brazil because the will of most of the Brazilian population to preserve the Amazon, it has no correspondence in the political actions that we see emanating from Brasilia, emanating from the Brazilian states.

We believe that negative synergies between deforestation, climate change, and widespread use of fire indicate a tipping point for the Amazon system to flip to non-forest ecosystems in eastern, southern and central Amazonia at 20-25% deforestation,

We believe that the sensible course is not only to strictly curb further deforestation, but also to build back a margin of safety against the Amazon tipping point, by reducing the deforested area to less than 20%, for the common sense reason that there is no point in discovering the precise tipping point by tipping it, the scientists said.

Though the Amazon is fast approaching its doom, it is important to note that there is still time to salvage the rainforest. The right kind of human intervention could help steer the forest in...


Episode #223 Americas Orwellian War in Syria with guests Modar Ibrahim, Kevork Alsassian "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Episode #223 of SUNDAY WIRE SHOW resumes on Feb 25th 2018 as host Patrick Henningsen brings you a very special LIVE broadcast on the Alternate Current Radio Network (ACR) covering all the top news stories worldwide


5pm-8pm UK Time | 12pm-3pm ET (US) | 9am-12am PT (US)

This week the SUNDAY WIRE broadcasts LIVE as host Patrick Henningsen is joined in-studio by Mike Robinson editor of the UK Column to discuss this weeks top stories from the US, Europe and beyond. In the first hour well cover more of the political fall-out from the evermore bizarre Florida School Shooting media extravaganza, as the latest on the US Navy narotics ring, and more. Later in the first hour well go live to Damascus, Syria to speak with Syrian journalist Modar Ibraheem for the latest on the UN Ceasefire, and dispel many of the western lies and propaganda surrounding the Battle for East Ghouta. In the second hour, well go up to Aleppo and Afrin to hear about another major active front in the conflict with Kevork Almassian from Syrianna Analysis. Finally in the final hour, we cover various and sundry news and UK scandals with Basil Valentine. Enjoy the show



Choque en carretera Xochimilco Oaxtepec deja cuatro muertos y una mujer y su beb lesionados "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Los cuatro hombres que iban a bordo de una camioneta Renaul perdieron la vida tras el impacto, la otra conductora result herida junto con su beb de meses.Regeneracin, 25 de febrero de 2018.- En la carretera Xochimilco Oaxtepec, la madrugada de este domingo se impactaron de frente una camioneta Renault y una Mitsubishi, esto en []

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Media watch Monday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

26 February 2018 Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media. A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy. A general []


This is way too far: scaring the American people like that. This appeared at the end of a Lifetime Movie on TV. Kid you not. "IndyWatch Feed War"

My wife and I watched a Lifetime movie last night, and at the end of it, this message appeared on the screen.  I doubt this happened during the 1950s red scare.  



Theodor Holman. Een Halve 'Indo' die de Witte Man Bewondert "IndyWatch Feed War"

Als halve 'Indo' mag Theodor Holman nog blij zijn dat 'Ons-Indi' onder de Nederlandse koloniale macht viel, want als het Brits was geweest, dan had Churchill aanzienlijk meer 'Indo's' om zeep laten helpen vanwege hun opstandigheid tegen het witte gezag. Enfin, desondanks schrijft de halve 'Indo':

Een groot leider moet mensen de dood in kunnen sturen

Theodor HolmanTheodor Holman Wolff


General chat "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat? Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.


Apple to Start Putting Sensitive Encryption Keys in China "IndyWatch Feed War"


By Robert McMillan and Tripp Mickle
The Wall Street Journal

Feb. 24, 2018 1:39 p.m. ET

When Apple Inc. AAPL 1.74% next week begins shifting the iCloud accounts of its China-based customers to a local partners servers, it also will take an unprecedented step for the company that alarms some privacy specialists: storing the encryption keys for those accounts in China.

The keys are complex strings of random characters that can unlock the photos, notes and messages that users store in iCloud. Until now, Apple has stored the codes only in the U.S. for all global users, the company said, in keeping with its emphasis on customer privacy and security.

While Apple says it will ensure that the keys are protected in China, some privacy experts and former Apple security employees worry that moving the keys to China makes them more vulnerable to seizure by a government with a record of censorship and political suppression.

Once the keys are there, they cant necessarily pull out and take those keys because the server could be seized by the Chinese government, said Matthew Green, a professor of cryptography at Johns Hopkins University. Ultimately, he says, It means that Apple cant say no.

Apple says it is moving the keys to China as part of its effort to comply with a Chinese law on data storage enacted last year. Apple said it will store the keys in a secure location, retain control over them and hasnt created any backdoors to access customer data. A spokesman in a statement added that Apple advocated against the new laws, but chose to comply because it felt that discontinuing the [iCloud] service would result in a bad user experience and less data security and privacy for our Chinese customers.

Apples move reflects the tough choice that has faced all foreign companies that want to continue offering cloud services in China since the new law. Other companies also have complied, including Microsoft Corp. for its Azure and Office 365 services, which are operated by 21Vianet Group , Inc., and Inc., which has cloud operating agreements with Beijing Sinnet Technology Co. and Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology Co.

Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, which serve businesses in China, declined to say where encryption keys will be stored for businesses using their security tools there.



Caravan Of Insurrection Protests Election Fraud "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Honduras - Supporters of former Honduran presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla went back to the streets Friday as part of what they called "Caravan of insurrection", to continue their protests against fraud during the November elections which handed President Juan Orlando Hernandez a second term in office. The caravan of hundreds of vehicles, organized by the Opposition Alliance against Dictatorship coalition, denounced the electoral fraud and demanded the resignation of Hernandez.


Go in Peace! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

If I want to remove Netanyahu from the government, and as soon as possible, it is not because of any personal feelings. I just believe that he is a disaster for Israel. Many dream of a completely new party, a union of all liberal, progressive, peace-loving elements, with a new, young leadership, which would completely change the landscape. But there is no sign of it yet.


Open Forum Monday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

26 February 2018 This post is open to anyone to comment on any topic that isnt spam, illegal or offensive. All Your NZ posts are open but this one is for you to raise topics that interest you.  If providing opinions on or summaries of other information also provide a link to that information. Bloggers []


God, Politics and Billy Graham "IndyWatch Feed War"

Evangelising is an ugly thing. It assumes indisputable truths, and limits the field of inquiry.  Its very assertiveness lies in unquestioning rather than probing, a sheepish acceptance of the truth.  The tele-pastor and media choked evangelists, of which the United States became famed, had a figure who was, for much of his time, without peer.

The late Billy Graham, who died on Wednesday at his home in Montreat, NC, received packed audiences in gatherings of orgiastic religiosity.  His was a crusader beamed via satellite, a religious demagogue attuned to mass media.

Like other religious super figures, including Mother Theresa, he also had the ear of leaders who cared to listen to him. To receive Graham in the White House was to court and entertain power itself.  Presidents duly took note, even, it might be said, in dereliction of their office.  The Bible was consumed with Dwight Eisenhower; company was kept with Gerald Ford.  A very flawed George W. Bush supposedly received a spiritual rebirth under his eye.  With one exception, he told the New York Times, I never asked to meet them.  They always asked to meet with me.

The enormity of his reputation was belied by his lack of ostentation.  He dressed simply; he eschewed scandal.  Admirers pondered about his appeal, his ability to traverse partisanship and avoid the stain of naked populism.

Evangelists cannot be closely identified with any particular party or person.  We have to stand in the middle in order to preach to all people, right and left.  I havent been faithful to my own advice in the past. I will be in the future.

Such a lack of faith lay in the slip-up of associating American life with the divine, a sort of moral exemplar perfected on earth. Could it be that God was American, a point alluded to by the foot soldiers of the Christian Right? Then I realized that God had called me to a higher kingdom than America.  I have tried to be faithful to my calling as a minister of the Gospel.

One grand stumble in his calling (or was it a step up?) in the lower reaches of this kingdom in associating with that most morally challenged of US politicians.  With an element of the night about him, President Richard Nixon formed something of a duo with Graham, tantalising him, flirting and encouraging.  Nixon even suggested the possibility that Graham take up the post of ambassador to Israel.

This is all the more fascinating given the insistence by the preacher that pornographic Jews were dominating the media and would ultimately send the United States down the drain.  Theyre ones putting out the pornographic st...


Parents are buying these gadgets to protect their kids from school shooters "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Parents have been stocking up on bulletproof backpacks, tracking devices and doorstops to give children a fighting chance at surviving a gunmans attack at school, the N.Y. Post reports:

BulletBlocker, a company that sells bulletproof backpacks ranging in price from $199 for a girly pink one to $490, has seen sales jump 300 percent since the Florida shooting.

A $95 metal device called JustinKase, which is placed under a door and latches to the doors jamb to prevent entry, was invented by a 17-year-old Wisconsin high school student, Justin Rivard.

Parents are taking safety from school shooters into their own hands.

Ever since last weeks massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Fla., caregivers have been stocking up on bulletproof backpacks, tracking devices and doorstops anything to give children a fighting chance at surviving a gunmans attack at school.

Lisa Singer, mother to a 6-year-old girl, Dylan, preordered a Jiobit, a GPS tracker designed specifically for kids, after hearing the horrific news of the 17 slaughtered in Florida on Feb. 14.


Maquill Osorio Chong cifras de seguridad para favorecer a gobiernos priistas "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

De acuerdo con expertos en seguridad, el secretario de gobernacin reporta las carpetas de investigacin, en lugar del nmero de muertos. Regeneracin, 25 de febrero de 2018.- Con el fin de manipular las cifras de violencia en distintos lugares del pas, Miguel ngel Osorio Chong, maquill de cifras de asesinatos y secuestros.Segn Juan Miguel Alcntara, experto []

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State Takes Child from Parents Because They Refused to Allow Her to Become Transgender "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


Because they wanted their daughter to speak to a therapist instead of undergoing hormone treatment to become transgender, a couple has had their parental rights taken away.

The post State Takes Child from Parents Because They Refused to Allow Her to Become Transgender appeared first on The Free Thought Project.


Hopi Farmers Market Roundtable Discussion "IndyWatch Feed War"

We're hosting a series of Hopi Farmers Market Roundtable Discussions at Hopi Farmers Market on Monday, Feb. 26, 6 to 8 pm, and at the Hopi Wellness Center, on Sunday, March 11, 9 am to 12 pm. We're inviting Farmers, Growers, and local food producers to join us and share your insights! Help us spread the word by sharing with others!


North Korea slams US for sanctions & clouds of war but says it is open for talks "IndyWatch Feed War"

RT | February 25, 2018 Pyongyang has accused Washington of bringing clouds of war to the region by imposing the largest-ever sanctions during the Olympic Games, but says it is still open to direct talks with the US. A statement published by state news agency KCNA hailed North Koreas leadership for their strong determination for []


Why the Chinese Want to Disarm Americans "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

China has pretended to support our position on N. Korea. now they have done a dramatic flip flop. It is 1950 all over again. We could very easily be fighting the Chinese as well as the N. Koreans. Additionally, China is now lecturing the United States on human rights and gun control in the aftermath of the Florida school shooting. Why would the Chinese care if Americans are murdering Americans? The answer should concern all of us.

The Communist Chinese government is one of the most despotic ruling authorities on the planet. Using the Thomas Jefferson barometer of determinging if a government is out of control, we only have to reference one Jeffersonian principle of government:

When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.

Thosmas Jefferson

Did I mention that the Chinese government still murders Christians and forbids anyone under the age of 18 from ever entering into a church.

People of China Fear Their Government

Under Mao, the revolutionary government of China, post-WWII, murdered an estimated 50-60 million of its own people making Hitler look like a humanitarian. And these facilitators of mass genocide purport to dictate to the United States how we should run our country and dictate any human rights policy as it relates to gun control in the aftermath of the Florida shooting? Talk about the kettle calling the post black! This is like Charles Manson giving lessons to pastors on how to pray for forgiveness.

The Hypocritc Chinese Government Seeks to Undermine Americas Second Amendment

A major...


Palestinian killed by Israeli Navy after leaving fishing zone "IndyWatch Feed War"


The Gazan fishermen's union said Israeli forces fired on a fishing boat


Can You Give Two Days to Stop the Slaughter? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The power of mass demonstrations to mobilize activism and move those in positions of power is minimized, first and foremost, by those opposed to popular power. Do not listen to them. Make them listen to us!


More stable kernel updates "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Another set of relatively large stable kernel updates has been released: 4.15.6, 4.14.22, 4.9.84, 4.4.118, and 3.18.96. It would appear that the post-Meltdown backlog of important fixes is still being worked through.


First Reaction. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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C. Ford, all rights reserved. Markers and Pencil on Bristol, 16 x 20.


Ejrcito mexicano responsable de crmenes de lesa humanidad "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

A 23 aos de la ejecucin de Gilberto Jimnez Hernndez y 20 aos de la ejecucin de Jos Tila Lpez Garca

El Estado mexicano garantiza impunidad en violaciones a derechos humanos cometidas por militares y por paramilitares, en territorios de pueblos originarios ocupados militarmente, como parte de una poltica contrainsurgente cuyo objetivo ha sido eliminar la resistencia zapatista y otros proyectos de organizacin autnoma. En el contexto de la estrategia diseada e implementada desde el Plan de Campaa Chiapas 94, el Ejrcito mexicano provoc crmenes de lesa humanidad que permanecen en la impunidad.

El 18 de febrero de 1995 inici la incursin militar en el ejido La Grandeza, municipio de Altamirano, Chiapas, al da siguiente las familias se desplazaron forzadamente a la montaa por miedo, la mayora eran mujeres, nias, nios y personas mayores. El 20 de febrero, la patrulla de reconocimiento del 17 Batalln de Infantera compuesta por 54 soldados lleg al refugio de la poblacin desplazada donde se encontraba Gilberto Jimnez Hernndez con su esposa y sus diez hijos. Mientras buscaba refugio, un militar le orden detenerse, l se tendi en el piso pero el soldado Abner Garca Torres sin ningn aviso ni motivo, le dispar, sin importar que Gilberto llevara a su hija en la espalda, desde una distancia aproximada de ocho metros.

El 30 de noviembre de 2016, la Comisin Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) determin la responsabilidad del Ejrcito mexicano en la ejecucin extrajudicial del campesino, indgena tseltal, Gilberto Jimnez Hernndez (conocido como Caso La Grandeza) y recomend al Estado mexicano investigar y reparar adecuadamente las violaciones a derechos humanos considerando el dao a los familiares, as como los efectos comunitarios, en el marco del Plan de Campaa Chiapas 94.1

El Informe de la CIDH significa el reconocimiento de una poltica genocida en contra de los pueblos originarios en Chiapas y es un avance para garantizar a las vctimas el derecho a la verdad, en la exigencia de no repeticin. Dignifica la persistente accin en demanda de justicia por parte de los familiares de Gilberto Jimnez Hernndez, testigos directos de la ejecucin extrajudicial.

Sin embargo, el caso La Grandeza se encuentra en la impunidad, las acciones del Ejrcito mexicano han sido encubiertas deliberadamente. No ha habido una investigacin adecuada, imparcial y efecti...


The Ever-Shifting Sands of udev.rules "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

I use Telldus Tellstick to do home automation *cough* I mean control the lights:

Its an unassuming USB stick that implements a serial interface so that you can talk to it by just sending some strings to it and read the response. Ideal for Linux! Yes!


You do want the device to show up at a default space so that you can find it, and if you have more than one serial USB interface thing, which one of /dev/ttyUSB0, /dev/ttyUSB1 og /dev/ttyUSB2 is it?

udev to the rescue!

And here your woes begin, because every fucking time you upgrade Linux, the fucking udev people change the fucking syntax vaguely and how you fucking refer to fucking devices. Fucking.

In olden days you said:

KERNEL=="ttyUSB*", ATTR{idVendor}=="1781", ATTR{idProduct}=="0c31", 
  MODE="0666", NAME="tellstick"

Then they disallowed renaming devices, and instead you add symbolic links to the device:

KERNEL=="ttyUSB*", ATTR{idVendor}=="1781", ATTR{idProduct}=="0c31", 
  MODE="0666", SYMLINK+="tellstick"

Then they changed ATTR to ATTRS:

ATTRS{idVendor}=="1781", ATTRS{idProduct}=="0c31", MODE="0666",

Then they changed what the attributes refer to, so instead of getting th...


Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said he had provided amazing leadership to his department Never mind 17 dead school children and teachers His department got 18 calls warning about killer, Nikolas Cruz "IndyWatch Feed War"

February 25, 2018 9:55 am

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Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel with LIVE CHILDREN (Hes really sorry about the others)

Embattled Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said he had provided amazing leadership to his department on Sunday, drawing disbelief from CNN hostgun control laws.

Tapper pressed Israel during a nearly half-hour interview about the response of his department before and during the Stoneman Douglas high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead.

Israel announced Thursday that school resource officer Scot Peterson had been suspended and decided to retire rather than be terminated after learning Peterson failed to enter the school during the massacre and engage the shooter.

Israel also defended the conduct of his department in response to the 18 calls its deputies got about the killer, Nikolas Cruz, including fears he could be a school shooter in the making. No report was initiated upon that tip.


Tapper asked Israel, who participated in CNNs town hall on guns on Wednesday and called for stronger gun control laws, if  he could see how the public would be critical when it saw so many red flags go ignored by the department.

How could there not even be a report on this one? Tapper asked.

If thats accurate, Jake, there needed to be a report and thats what were looking in to, that a report needed to be completed, it needed to be forwarded to our homeland security or violent crimes unit and they wouldve followed up on it, Israel said.

Tapper noted Israels conditional remarks, pointing out it was notes from Israels own department. Israel responded the officer who handled that situation was on restrictive duty.



The Holy Spirit what the Holy Spirit means to me part 64 The Holy Spirit and this blog-site "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Holy Spirit

This is the 64th article in a series written by me, Donald Elley, outlining what Ive learnt about the Holy Spirit over my lifetime of 61 years.

The Holy Spirit is a neglected, misunderstood, and misinterpreted Person.

In my church yesterday, in Coffs Harbour, Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia,  a lay-pastor spoke about how much he loves Bill Johnson of Bethel Church Redding California. My church will go unnamed, out of respect for the good people and leaders there, and so I dont get unnecessary and uninvited attacks from, perhaps errant, and/ or angry readers of this site.

His adulation of Bill Johnson really upset me, but Ive said nothing to him or anyone else there about my views on Bill Johnson and Bethel.

Im grateful I have this blog-site to express my feelings and views about false prophets like Bill Johnson.

If you scroll back to articles I published yesterday, theres two articles outlining some of my views on Bill Johnson and Bethel.

This blog-site upsets people at times

This blog-site, my personal blog-site, upsets people at times.

I dont get hate-mail via this site very often. But it does come.

Ive never been sued. The reason is because I never make things up, and only tell the truth. And I dont write for pay-back or to take-out people in terms of their reputation out of vindictiveness or spite.

Needless to say, the truth can hurt, the truth can be hard to take, and the truth can destroy people and their reputations. So there is a great responsibility when one has a powerful blog-site like this one.

If I write about anyone, not a celebrity or famous, my articles are likely to appear on the front-page of references to them on-line. This can be very annoying to errnat people.

Pastor Pat Mesiti of Hillsong Global Church and C3 Global Church

Pastor Pat Mesiti of Hillsong Global Church and C3 Global Church, both based in Sydney, Australia, 600km south of where I live, got his lawyers Slater and Gordon to write to me in 2015 after I wrote the following article about him.

Pastor Pat Mesiti. Domestic Violence Conviction 2016. Adulteries 1998-2016. Hillsong and C3 Pastor. Visited prostitutes on his Hillsong credit card. Hillsong Youth Pastor. Youth Alive evangelist. Fell from grace and restored by Dr Phil Pringle head pastor of C3 Church. How the corrupt priests of Pentecost sowed devils on each other. Part 8. Australian and New Zealand errant Pentecostal pastors who couldnt keep it in their trousers or sexually abused little kids.

Ive republished this article prior to publishing th...


Parkland School Shooting: Top 10 Reasons for Deeper Interrogation "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Over the past several years certain certain US mass shootings receive round-the-clock coverage yet often possess curious features which are ignored and merely accepted as reported by less-than-trustworthy corporate media. Bizarre circumstance and the sometimes inexplicable actions of officials, victims, eyewitnesses and would-be culprits give rise to concern that government agencies and news media act []

The post Parkland School Shooting: Top 10 Reasons for Deeper Interrogation appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.


Disturbing Video Shows Officer Take Elderly Vets Walker, Knock Him Unconscious "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


A disturbing video is creating a firestorm of debate online as it shows a federal security officer shoving an elderly veteran, who uses a walker to get around, and causing him to smash his head into the concrete.

The post Disturbing Video Shows Officer Take Elderly Vets Walker, Knock Him Unconscious appeared first on The Free Thought Project.


Sunday Facepalm: All Ya Need Is Nice. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Star Parker, yet another conservative idiot, has decided on her defense of guns in the wake of the last school shooting. Those darn students werent nice enough to the shooter! We dont need gun control or any sort of reform, no. What we need is niceness! We are all responsible for every dude walking around with a growing grudge, a tantrum, and a gun. You betcha. As to blaming the students:

Well, not necessarily one individual student, but we can call for gun control if we want to as a nation, we can call for more federal laws if we want to as a nation, but usually when youre faced with tragedy, you first check yourself, Parker said. We have forgotten how to just look inwardly. Weve become such a nation of victims that weve forgotten to say, Wait a minute, what could I have done?


Well, perhaps said hello, perhaps said Im sorry to hear your dad died, Parker said. This is a very small community of people were talking about. This is not the responsibility of Washington, D.C., or the NRA. This is the responsibility of people that are closest to someone to be able to look them in the eye as an individual. So the challenge of this whole nation of victims is that now its not about us anymore, its about somebody else, our problems are somebody elses fault. Well, no, actually, this is a very small community, someone must have saw his sadness, someone must have known his dad died.

Ms. Parker didnt listen to the students talking. Ms. Parker certainly didnt listen to Ms. Emma Gonzalez, who pointed out, strongly, that they knew that kid. They knew what he was like. They knew his desire for violence, his propensity for cruelty. They did speak out, they tried to tell people, they tried to warn people, but no one listened well enough to what they had to say, and now a lot of kids are dead. Sometimes, reaching out to a person can make all the difference in the world, but simply being nice isnt enough to reach anyone. If youre going to extend nice, it needs to go further than that; and there are people you cant reach in any way. The shooter in this case was primed to go off for years, but it was ignored by everyone except the students. The students wanted to know why people like his neighbours ignored him wandering around with a fucking gun. How about you answer that one, Ms. Parker? I would have loved to see you walk up to a kid wandering about with...


CDC Epidemic Intelligence Officer Left Work Feeling Ill, Hasnt Been Seen Since "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Via: NBC: A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee was last seen 11 days ago, when he left work early after complaining that he felt unwell, Atlanta police said Friday. Timothy Cunningham, 35, works as a commander in the U.S. Public Health Service and has responded to the Ebola virus and the Zika virus []


Ban ROTC From Public Schools "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Parkland school massacre should be the justification for banning ROTC from public schools.

Peter Wang, Alaina Petty, and Martin Duque were murdered by ROTC. They were their students trained to take a bullet for their classmates, their comrades. They are to receive military medals for their bravery and Wang has been awarded a posthumous admittance to West Point. Nicholas Cruz was, in part, trained by ROTC at the same school and wore its shirt on the day of his killing spree. Whether victims or perpetrators, the military in our schools has a responsibility for this bloodshed. These innocent children, the victims, had to have been caught up in the moment, as any person would be. Their actions were based on instinct but also training or conditioning. Nearly all teenagers today are exposed to impersonal mass murdering video games, like Mortal Kombat. For them, death is gory and glory, but unreal. Death is finite, until they get to the next level. Violent death is not something most kids are really exposed to face to face. How unreal and horrifying the situation must have been for these 3 and 14 others!

These three children in particular should have been like any other teen in such a situation. Running for their lives and letting instinct take over, even if that meant sacrificing themselves for others. The three of them had the truest form of altruism in their hearts and souls. But how much of that was conditioned by serving a military?

Many would argue that ROTC trains leaders and instills discipline in our students. However, its primary purpose is military recruitment. With the US involved in endless wars, there needs to be an endless supply of recruits, and where else to get them but from public schools, especially in poverty districts where the false promises of a great future awaits them if they join. Its why its called a poverty draft. Its in the upper middle income schools where they really expect officers in training.

The US is a signatory to the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict. It has violated such agreements in the past by imprisoning Omar Khadr in Guantanamo, who as a child soldier fought against an invading army and killed an American soldier. We look at the past horrors of Sudan and war torn areas all over the world where children are either forcefully conscripted or indoctrinated early on to be a soldier, and then given such opportunities by the state or warring parties.

The child, even a teenager, has not developed the full cognitive abilities to make adult decisions. Children who are minors are protected by law from harm, whether it be restrictions at the workplace, behind a wheel, or owning a firearm. Being part of a paramilitary organization that trains in drills, rifle actions, partakes in field trips to military installa...


UPS is Working on a Fleet of 50 Custom-Built Electric Delivery Trucks "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

UPS will work with partner Workhorse, a battery-electric transportation technology company, to develop and deploy a fleet of 50 custom-built plug-in electric delivery trucks with zero emissions.

The goal is to make trucks that cost as much to buy as do traditional fuel-based delivery vehicles even without taking into account subsidies. The Workhorse-designed vehicles will be all-electric, and are designed to run on a single charge throughout a normal delivery day and then charge back up overnight.

Workhorse says they'll have a 100-mile range, which is a good fit for in-city routes, and the trucks will first enter testing in urban areas in various parts of the U.S., including Atlanta, Dallas and LA. The test will lead to fine-tuning, which will lead to a larger fleet deployment targeting 2019.

Source: TechCrunch

Also at The Verge, Reuters and

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Russian Military Prepares for Cyber War "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In the seventieth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Izvestia, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, and Moskovskiy Komsomolets. He discusses the catastrophic political crisis in Ukraine and the possibility of the collapse of the present government structures brought about by severe infighting among various oligarchic clans. In addition, he focuses on the recent changes in the Russian military, including the increase of the numbers of troops and weapons and the likely ban on the use of smart phones. Lastly, he examines the existing ethnic make-up of the Russian Federation and considers what might happen in the next 20 years. The key question here is whether Russia itself will fall victim to the Atlanticist ethnic divide and conquer strategy that doomed the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. Do not miss this exclusive edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor!

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Fabrican galletas oreo con qumicos dainos graves para la salud en Nuevo Len "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Trabajadores de la fabrica en Nuevo Len denuncian que manipulan sin equipo entre 18 y 20 qumicos diariamente.Regeneracin, 25 de febrero de 2018.-Fabricar las famosas galletas Oreo en el estado de Nuevo Len podra estar poniendo en riesgo la salud de trabajadores y consumidores mexicanos.El 14 octubre 2015, Donald Trump dijo: No volver a comer []

El post Fabrican galletas oreo con qumicos dainos graves para la salud en Nuevo Len apareci primero en Regeneracin.


Migrantes padecen hacinamiento y otras deficiencias en estaciones del INM "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Los miles de migrantes que pasan por el pas y son retenidos por agentes de migracin, no cuenta con las condiciones bsicas. Regeneracin, 25 de febrero de 2018.- Miles de migrantes de paso por Mxico, sufren de hacinamiento en las estaciones de migracin en todo el territorio nacional, lo que atenta contra las condiciones dignas que []

El post Migrantes padecen hacinamiento y otras deficiencias en estaciones del INM apareci primero en Regeneracin.


Pastor Jim Williams. Multiple child sex offences against girls. House of Praise Springwood, Queensland. Former Superintendent of the New Zealand Assemblies of God 1977 to 1985 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Pastor Jim Williams with his long-suffering wife

Pastor Jim Williams with his long-suffering wife Betty at the House of Praise, Springwood, Queensland, which he founded after being banned from ministry by the New Zealand and later the Australian Assemblies of God denomination for multiple repeated adulteries.  Betty would have known about her husbands multiple adulteries which were very public, but she may not have known he was an extremely evil lifelong secret pedophile with multiple victims


Ive been contacted by a lady, who is now in her 60s, who was sexually abused as a twelve year old for a period of three years by Pastor Jim Williams in the 1960s in Victoria, Queensland, Australia. Caroline Andrews shared with me details of Jim Willams sexually abusing her and three friends, aged 12 at Heathmont Assemblies of G0d (AOG).

The sexual abuse by Pastor Jim Williams of these four girls started when Caroline Andrews was aged a mere twelve years old. Pastor Jim Williams was 25 years old when he started abusing her. The abuse was in the 1960s. Pastor Jim Williams was her Youth Pastor at Heathmont AOG in Victoria.

Pastor Jim Williams was a very prominent and charismatic Assemblies of God (AoG) leader in New Zealand, in m...


Counterfeit Code-Signing certificates even more popular, but still too expensive "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Code-signing certificates are precious commodities in the criminal underground, they are used by vxers to sign malware code to evade detection.

Other precious commodities in the criminal underground are code-signing certificates, they allow vxers to sign the code for malware to evade detection. Operators of the major black markets in the darknets buy and sell code-signing certificates, but according to an interesting research conducted by threat intelligence firm Recorded Future, the prices for them are too expensive for most hackers.

Cybercriminals would use the Dark Web for selling high-grade code certificates -which they have obtained from trusted certificate authorities- to anyone that is interested in purchasing them.

Sales of code signing certificates have increased considerably since 2015 when experts from IBM X-Force researchers provided some best practice guides on checking for trusted certificates.

Digital certificates allow companies to trust the source code of a software and to check its integrity, The certificates are issued by the certificate authorities (CAs) and are granted to companies that generate code, protocols or software so they can sign their code and indicate its legitimacy and originality.

Using signing certificates is similar to the hologram seal used on software packages, assuring they are genuine and issued from a trusted publisher. Users would receive alerts in an attempt to install files that are not accompanied by a valid certificate. This is why cybercriminals aim to use certificates for legitimizing the malware code they make.

According to Andrei Barysevich, Director of Advanced Collection at Recorded Future, most of the code-signing certificates are obtained by hackers due to fraud and not from security breaches suffered by the CAs.

Recorded Futures Insikt Group investigated the criminal underground and identified vendors currently offering both code signing certificates and domain name registration with accompanying SSL certificates. states the report published by Recorded Future.

Contrary to a common belief that the security certificates circulating in the criminal underground are stolen from legitimate owners prior to being used in nefarious...


When the hurlyburlys done... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

It was Rob Burley's final Andrew Marr Show today. Barring a final burst of Twiiter thunder, lightning and rain, the hurlyburlys now done but has the battle been lost or won? After, all guess what was just about the very first thing I saw on Twitter this morning? Well, this!:

That 'Who not?' was sent to Rob Burley just after his final show ended by the alt-left, BBC-bashing site The Skwawkbox about 10 minutes after Andrew Marr had concluded his closing interview with Liam Fox by grilling him about that very thing - the Ben Bradley apology. That went on for nigh on three minutes and AM ended the interview by mocking Dr. Fox's evasiveness ("Yes but no but yes but no but yet but no. That is how we end"). 

And, as you may have spotted, The Skwawkbox was also passing on a bit of 'fake news' there by saying that the 'corbyn and Spy story' was "all over #marr last wk". It most certainly was not!! Famously, last week's Andrew Marr Show got into a spot of bother from 'the other side' (our side!) by not talking about it after Andrew Marr had dismissed the latest newspaper report about it as "rather thin" during his run-through of the front pages. 

So such nonsense will continue to rain down on Rob's successor, week in and week out. Will his successor be as open to engagement with the complaining public though? I hope so.

Update: Naturally, before signing off, Rob couldn't let that Skwawkbox bit of fake-news Beeb-bashing pass without reply:



Weekly Review And Open Thread 2018-08 "IndyWatch Feed War"

Feb 19 - Internet Marketing - Why Is This Smelly Fish Priceless? Automated Twitter accounts, or trolls, repeated a tweet about a MoA piece on Muller's indictment of "Russian trolls". Funny but not really important. There is interesting news though...


New Atheists and Islam "IndyWatch Feed War"

Remember our public intellectuals from times past, who fearlessly challenged the social mores and public zeitgeist of their times?

Henry David Thoreau comes to mind, who famously opposed the Mexican-American War with a night in jail, as does Voltaires sharp critique of Enlightenment optimism. Well, now these public minds are far and few between.

Instead, in the past few decades, the intellectuals among us have borne witness to the new atheists, Christopher Hitchens, Michael Shermer, Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins among them. With strut and stammer, they paint themselves as defiant, brave critics of religion and spirituality. And, indeed, they do critique all religions and new age creeds to varying degrees. However, their most scathing excoriations are reserved for Islam.

For example, Hitchens writes: Islamic belief isan extreme position to begin with, in an article about defying the purported fear of offending Muslims.

According to Shermer, Islam is dangerous, citing a Global Terrorism database study, which found that since 9/11, most terrorists are Islamic extremists [in the U.S.]. In this same article, he attributes the danger posed by Islam to its supposedly never experiencing an Enlightenment as Jews and Christians have in the West.

Sam Harris, with his often-irrelevant analogies, insists that the problem isnt religious fundamentalism but Islam itself, which is not a religion of peace.

Meanwhile, Richard Dawkins has claimed that Muslims would be happier without Islam, for then there would be no terrorism, hostility to science, homophobia, etc., etc.

These stalwart atheists claim that theyre simply advocating for a break of political correctness in denouncing Islam. However, riding the rising crest of racist Islamophobia in the West, theyre simply verifying the publics ill-informed malice towards Muslims. Instead of offering social criticism against Westerners misguided beliefs about Muslims and against Islam, they offer their intelligent and supposedly moderate perspectives that uphold widely-held, specious stereotypes.

The new atheists anti-Islam arguments, masked in pseudo-philosophical dressing, are vapid, flimsy and im...


Screw Drive Tank is Radio Controlled, 3D Printed "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Screw drives are something that we dont see a lot of theyve got an interesting set of attributes making them useful on soft ground, but woe betide you if your local transport department catches you trying to belt one of these up the freeway. After a long development period, [Ivan] has finally perfected his screw drive tank.

This is something thats been in the works for a long time. Its a primarily 3D-printed build, showing just how easy it is to build complex machines from scratch in this day and age of rapid prototyping. Over time, [Ivan] has experimented with different screw shapes and taken feedback from his audience on how to improve the craft. With some changes to the gearing and drive layout, the tank returned to the beach, with great success. Powered by twin brushless motors and controlled by off-the-shelf RC gear, the tank has no trouble scooting about the sand.


Turkish PM Yildirim launches new direct threats against Greece and Cyprus "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Nobody should make wrong calculation in the Aegean and the Mediterranean, Turkish Pprimin minister Binali Yildirim said and convinced he had warned enough Greece and Cyprus. Turkeys naval forces have  the power to eliminate any kind of threat in the Aegean and the Mediterranean under any condition and circumstance, Yildirim said on Sunday, launching anew

The post Turkish PM Yildirim launches new direct threats against Greece and Cyprus appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


The Blockchain Wont Save Venezuela Maduros cryptocurrency the Petro is backed by oil. But Venezuelas oil industry is in a state of collapse "IndyWatch Feed War"

The petro is just a way to hide new international debt behind crypto mumbo-jumbo.
February 25, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Theres not even a promise of oil. Photographer: Wil Riera/Bloomberg

This post originally appeared in Money Stuff.

I dont know why Venezuelas petro cryptocurrency annoys me so much. It is partly that the promise of cryptocurrency was supposed to be trustless decentralization: You trust the thing because of objective certainties embedded in its open-source code, not because some authority tells you to. Meanwhile the petro is just the opposite. For one thing, you cant trust the code; in fact Venezuelas government cant even get its story straight on what sort of code it is:

Investors will have to overlook confusion about how the currency will operate. The white paper says the Petro is built on the Ethereum network, while the user guide the government published says its on the Nem network.

Also irritating is that this cryptocurrency is supposed to promote well-being, bringing power closer to the people but you cant buy it with Venezuelan bolivars. The reasons for this are obvious: The petro is not a currency, crypto or otherwise, but a way to raise hard currency externally now that Venezuela is cut off by sanctions from accessing the international debt markets. So the petro is just a way to hide new international debt behind a thin screen of blockchain. (The U.S. sanctions administrators, I should note,...


Helios Day Mood. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A Twofer Today

One Love Playing For Change, Song Around The World. If you want to know who and where, you have to watch.

Redemption Song Playing For Change, Song Around The World. If you want to know who and where, you have to watch.


Jaafari: Ending Civilians Suffering Requires Implementing UN Resolutions "IndyWatch Feed War"

Al-Manar | February 25, 2018 Syrias Permanent Representative at the UN Bashar al-Jaafari said that ending the suffering of Syrians doesnt require showboating sessions or forming UN committees; it only requires applying the 30 resolutions issued by the UN. In a speech after the Security Council voted on a resolution calling for the cessation of []


White House Now Considering Confiscating Guns from People Considered Dangerous "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


Who defines "dangerous"? is the question now being asked as the White House ominously mulls over confiscating guns from people it considers to be dangerous.

The post White House Now Considering Confiscating Guns from People Considered Dangerous appeared first on The Free Thought Project.


AUNTIE MAXINE Goes Off Script Compares President Trump to Communist Tyrant Kim Jong Un (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed"

Democrat Maxine Waters (D-CA) lashed out at President Donald Trump on Saturday at the the California Democrat Party Convention.

Auntie Maxine called for Trumps impeachment for the 100th time and then she went off screipt.

Maxine Waters compared President Trump to North Korean tyrant Kim Jong Un.

Rep. Maxine Waters: I said that he should be impeached and they said Dont use that word. Dont say anything about impeachment. The Republicans will only use this against us. Democrats, I dont care what the Republicans say I say impeach 45! My gun is bigger than your gun. My rocket is more powerful than your rocket. And, on and on and on. Alls I see is two heads of state Donald Trump and Kim Jong Um both who have questionable agendas and questionable health.

Via FOX and Friends Weekend:

The post AUNTIE MAXINE Goes Off Script Compares President Trump to Communist Tyrant Kim Jong Un (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.


'Touch Me Not' wins Golden Bear top prize at Berlin film festival (Reuters) "IndyWatch Feed World"

25/02/2018 - BERLIN (Reuters) - Touch Me Not, a film about intimacy and sex that shocked some viewers with explicit scenes, won the Golden Bear prize for best film at the 68th Berlin International ...


Sparkle. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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C. Ford.


Austrian woman in hospital complains about roommate's loud Muslim prayers and is told to see a psychologist "IndyWatch Feed World"

A woman who complained about loud prayers in her hospital room was told to see a psychologist. The Croatian woman, who lives in Austria for 40 years, was put in a twin room with a Muslim patient in St. Georgen im Attergau. The 68-year-old Nadia C. from Vienna was recovering from a stroke and a neck injury in the healthcare facility, when tensions arose about the behaviour of her Muslim roommate. Already at 6 a.m. Nadia's female roommate started loud prayers and made a lot of noise by moving chairs. She was also loudly reading from the Koran and was praying in the shower room as well. When Nadia complained about it, she wasn't taken seriously. At first she wasn't allowed to take another room and later she was told she could consult a psychologist to resolve the conflict. Nadia is shocked about the incident and said: "I am appalled that in Austria you have to adapt to a foreign culture and not the other way around. And nobody is defending against it. Instead, the Austrians are sent to a psychologist."


Radeon Wattman's "Automan" Being Enabled For Vega On Linux "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

With the upcoming Linux 4.17 kernel cycle there is initial support for Radeon Wattman with the AMDGPU kernel driver and modern Radeon graphics processors. "Automan" is now the latest being worked on for Vega GPUs...


Tamil Nadus Medical System is Making Me Sick "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

From Agence France-Presse via RawStory:

Thousands of poor women in Indias Tamil Nadu state have been offered free cosmetic breast surgery, including implants, its health minister said Friday, because poor people also have a right to look beautiful.

Fuck sexism right out of the universe.

When I say sexism kills, Im not being metaphorical. Ive argued (as have others) that feminisms save mens lives. The easiest mechanism to trace is the reduction in women killing men who are intimate partners as anti-violence shelters become available in an area. This study estimates shelter/hotline availability to correlate with a 2/3rds reduction of murders of men by women in intimate relationships with those men. The correlated reduction was 87% in the case of such murders of Black men. Causation is trickier to prove, but there are a number of good reasons to believe that feminist actions generally and the availability of shelters and hotlines specifically did cause at least a significant portion of this decline.

While theoretically its possible to provide shelters and subsidized breast modification surgeries, you know thats not how this works. Tamil Nadu is now using its medical service to bolster sexism which, Im sure, will ultimately cost lives.

As I said: fuck sexism right out of the universe.


Kim Dotcom Knew It Was Seth Rich, NOT the RUSSIANS!, 2075 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

- Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 877-646-5347 Good morning, Im still reporting on: Kim Dotcom Knew It Was Seth Rich, NOT the RUSSIANS!, 2075 Synopsis: Kim Dotcom has reminded President Trump following a Sunday morning tweet by the President that the Democratic National Committee was not hacked by the Russians - or even the Klingons - because it was not a hack at all. At 7:33 am on Sunday, Trump tweeted: I never said Russia did not meddle in the election, I said "it may be Russia, or China or another country or group, or it may be a 400 pound genius sitting in bed and playing with his computer." The Russian "hoax" was that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia - it never did! A few hours later, Kim Dotcom replied to the President: "Let me assure you, the DNC hack wasn't even a hack. It was an insider with a memory stick. I know this because I know who did it and why. Special Counsel Mueller is not interested in my evidence. My lawyers wrote to him twice. He never replied. 360 pounds!" A forensic cyber expert known as the forensicator, a year ago did a deep dive into the internet speeds that were available at the time. The file in question was downloaded off the DNC's servers at 22.6 megs per second - an impossibly high speed for that time and place. So remember this: IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO HAVE BEEN A HACK! Also, a timestamp in the data identified that the destination device was located in the EDT - the east coast of the U.S. 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. Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, website: 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...


Gerald Celente: Weaker Dollar in 2018 / Updated 2018 Predictions "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Gerald Celente: Weaker Dollar in 2018 / Updated 2018 Predictions by Greg Hunter USA Watchdog Top trends forecaster Gerald Celente predicted a 10% correction in the stock market for 2018. It already happened.  What are his updated predictions for...

The post Gerald Celente: Weaker Dollar in 2018 / Updated 2018 Predictions appeared first on The Daily Coin.


Even As a Student Movement Rises, Gun Manufacturers Are Targeting Young People "IndyWatch Feed"

A movement of young people, led by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, captured the nations attention with gun control activism following a Valentines Day shooting at the school. But, even as the students appear in national media and flood the streets, state legislatures, and Capitol Hill, the gun industry in enjoying a growing following of young people of its own.

Amid this slump, older Americans present lesser opportunities for the industry to grow its revenue. Not only are elderly gun enthusiasts dying off, but they tend to buy hunting guns. Younger generations reared on first-person shooter video games, on the other hand, provide the gun industry with a lucrative market for sophisticated guns geared toward shooting range entertainment.

With the aid of advertising that draws on a video game aesthetic, gun companies and their allies, including the National Rifle Association, have increasingly shifted their efforts to target young, first-time gun buyers.

It has become a recreational shooting market, partly driven by the Xbox generation coming of age.

One manufacturer, American Outdoor Brands, told investors in recent months that it is working to build out its market among young consumers. Formerly known as Smith & Wesson, American Outdoor is the parent company of gun maker that manufactured the assault rifle, an AR-15, used in the Parkland school shooting.

Speaking to a shareholder meeting in September, James Debney, the CEO of of American Outdoor, expressed excitement about the change in the demographic of those buying the companys gun. Many more younger people from urban areas versus older people from rural areas, lets say, are showing a strong interest in the shooting sports, Debney said.

Debney credits savvy marketing for American Outdoors success in luring first-time buyers, noting that young consumers have a strong interest in self defense and going to firing ranges that are increasingly opening in urban areas. Younger people, Debney said, describing the demographics of new customers, millennials coming through strongly. And then, also...


Athens, Greece: Coordinated Molotov Attacks Against Riot Police in Exarcheia in Solidarity with Konstantinos Giagtzoglou "IndyWatch Feed War"


25.02.18: Over the last two nights (Friday and Saturday) we carried out coordinated attacks with Molotov cocktails against the MAT (Riot Police) forces guarding Exarcheia. These attacks were a sign of our full solidarity with anarchist Dinos Giagtzoglou who is on a hunger and thirst strike demanding to be transferred to Korydallos Prison. We will return tomorrow night.

If Dinos suffers even the slightest injury we will burn the city

Victory to the hunger and thirst strike of comrade Dinos Giagtzoglou.

Victory to the struggle of the prisoners.


(via Athens Indymedia, translated by Insurrection News)


Pine Cone-free: Illusory Appearances "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sadhguru - There're No good habits, habit means youre unconscious

I am NOTHING; I am existence, absolute unborn infinity, Coherent Spirit; I am ONENESS Spirit Conscience of Immortal Love Flux-flow freeing energy Effulgent Crystalline Christ Light Indigo Inner Net Kind affinity, Holy Spirit Forgiveness Nurturing, the energy that activates the Light within the Love of all Life, and interconnected within every energetic Sentient Light Being, that ever was, is, and will be here, whether anyone can see, or hear me abide in replete Immortality, timeless reverie, inviolate Joy, and invisible cooperating Heavenly Harmony, yet my, very Illusory appearance is an unconscious Karmic physical-habit, that co-creates all Matrix Quanta, that remains my own Duality mirror plausible deniability.

I rest assured that I was, am, and will be for~every~where here in the Spirit of forgiveness as the pure white Light of forgiveness nurturing fountain of Delight, as replete, timeless, inviolate and invisible as you, even though our unconscious physical habits appear, and disappear as the, very Illusory Karmic lifetimes co-creating mirrors, that we lie, and pretend are more real than the aether at the center of all energy, that activates the Light within the Immortal Love of, all Sentient Light Being interconnected Life.

Illusory appearances arent SHTF, but evidence we are Not activating the Light within the Immortal Love of all Sentient Light Being interconnected telepathy yet, so we must assume that, even these words are as much an Illusory Appearance, as this Body remains proof of my unconscious habitual Karmic plausible deniability lying, and pretending unforgiven innocence. Who is this I that seems to be expressing from Nirvana, instead of the other habitual-eyes of Duality-unconscious Illusory Appearances?

I was, am, and will be Gentle Aether-neutral Kind Energetic-zero electro-magnetic Flux-flow freeing Compassionate-energy, within the loving touch of The One Divine, yet my very appearance speaks to my unconscious guilt-need to keep on co-creating from my unconscious Karmic Physical-habits in the mirror of all our Collective Unconscious Consciousness, and YES, that means...


On-going Correspondence with Cllr Derek Bastiman "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

In the interests of openness and transparency, NYE contributor TIM HICKS has offered his on-going correspondence with Scarborough Borough Council Leader Councillor Derek BASTIMAN [Con.] for publication here on the Enquirer:


On-going Correspondence with Cllr Derek Bastiman

From: Timothy Hicks
Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 11:58 AM
To: Cllr.Derek Bastiman
Cc: Cllr.Mark Vesey; Cllr.Janet Jefferson; Cllr.Tony Randerson
Subject: SBC policy on designating Citizen Journalists as vexatious

Dear Councillor Bastiman,

SBC Policy on designating Citizen Journalists as vexatious

Our correspondence has been posted on the NYE website now and can be accessed below.

I would welcome any comment you may have.

Whilst you have helpfully confirmed that I am not designated as vexatious within the meaning of SBC policy on these things, I have nevertheless had this policy applied to me. SBC Officers have followed a policy of declining to provide information requested in Freedom of Information (FOI) Requests from some NYE contributors on the basis that they have designated me as vexatious. This decision is usually notified anonymously in an unsigned mail.  Similarly, SBC Officers have also followed a policy of ignoring correspondence from some NYE contributors for the same reason.

In response to my request for my case to be reviewed, I have received the e mail below from you signed Scarborough Borough Council:

Dear Mr Hicks

The Council acknowledges your email requesting a review of the response to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, however it will not be undertaking a review and you should apply directly to the Information Commissioners Office as stated previously. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioners Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF | Tel: 01625 545745 | Fax: 01625 524510 | Web: |...


Jaafari: Ending Civilians Suffering Requires Implementing UN Resolutions "IndyWatch Feed War"

February 25, 2018 Syrias Permanent Representative at the UN Bashar al-Jaafari said that ending the suffering of Syrians doesnt require showboating sessions or forming UN committees; it only requires applying the 30 resolutions issued by the UN. In a speech after the Security Council voted on a resolution calling for the cessation of combat activities []


A sign of the times: Why are kids impatient, bored, friendless and entitled? "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Kids today are in a devastating emotional state! Most come to school emotionally unavailable for learning. There are many factors in our modern lifestyle that contribute to this." ~V.P. In her practice, my friend Victoria Prooday, OT is seeing something so widespread and alarming that I asked if I could share her thoughts. Due to the overwhelming interest and conversation on this topic, I am re-sharing her post. I encourage every parent who cares about the future of his/her children to read it. I know that many would choose not to hear what she says in the article, but your children needs you to hear this message.


The Daily Bird #630. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Its a Bird-Go-Round! From Giliell, click for full size!

Giliell, all rights reserved.


The Deadliest School Attack in the US Was Erased from History Because It Wasnt Done With a Gun "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


The deadliest school massacre ever to take place on US soil has been erased from history as it doesn't fit the narrative of today's school attacksespecially since it was carried out without a gun.

The post The Deadliest School Attack in the US Was Erased from History Because It Wasnt Done With a Gun appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

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