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Friday, 20 October


Vesti: Weapon or casualty in the information war? "IndyWatch Feed"

The search for Russian influence in Ukraines media is an important task. But when the mainstream makes little space for inconvenient facts, who ends up losing?

A still from CCTV that allegedly captures editor Igor Guzhva blackmailing a Ukrainian politician. Source: Facebook. In Ukraine, the long-running conflict around the Vesti media group and its successor has produced strongly contrasting narratives. For many patriotic minded Ukrainians, these outlets are weapons in Moscows information war. They believe these media mixes lies and half-truths to undermine support in the Ukrainian government and the army, still fighting in the east. Yet for those opposed to Ukraines post-revolutionary political order, the papers are a victim of repression by a state intolerant of dissent.

In truth, much of the worst of both narratives is true. Vesti is the revanchist project of a Moscow-exiled oligarch from Viktor Yanukovychs fantastically corrupt administration, while is a partisan organ for the remains of Yanukovychs party. Both media are in transparent pursuit of the latest zrada (treachery, sellout) of the ruling liberal-nationalist coalition. But they are also the object of selective, heavy-handed investigations and raids by Ukraines tax authorities, prosecutor general and security services on questionable charges of money laundering and inciting treason. In parallel to this official pressure, they have faced forceful intimidation from radical activists who have taken on themselves the task of fighting separatism.

This conflict tells us much about the challenges of maintaining open discourse in conditions of hybrid warfare  and how the boundaries of civil society are policed in Ukraine.

Speaking for whom?

The tangled narrative begins in 2012, when the Vesti media group burst onto the scene with anonymous funding and a free daily paper, a long read journal, a TV station and a countrywide radio network. Under the management of veteran editor Igor Guzhva, the Vesti group quickly became one of the countrys leading media outlets....


Estonias Narva: caught between two worlds? "IndyWatch Feed"

An attempt at self-immolation in this Estonian border town is shifting the focus back on geopolitical games between Russia and the EU. RU

View of Narva Castle and Ivangorod Fortress. Photo CC BY-SA 4.0: Aleksander Kaasik / Wikimedia Commons.Narva lies on the easternmost edge of Estonia, on the Narva river, right by its border with Russia. Indeed, the Russian town of Ivangorod lies across the river. The results of municipal elections in town have shown that most local people have no desire for change. But one Russian pensioner who tried to take his own life by setting himself on fire was a reminder that not everyone was happy with the results.

On 15 October, Estonians went to the polls to elect new municipal governments. In Ida-Viruuma, a border region with Narva at its centre, a place where more than 80% of residents are ethnic Russians, Estonias Center Party retained its majority in the local council, winning 23 out of 31 seats. There was nothing unexpected in either its victory or the traditionally low (46.7%) local voter turnout.

The day, however, didnt pass without incident. An elderly man, thought to be a Russian citizen, tried to set himself alight in the citys central Petrovsky Square in protest at Estonian government politics. He managed to douse himself with petrol and use his cigarette lighter, but police officers swiftly put out the fire and he was not seriously hurt.

For Narva this was an extraordinary event. Back in the early 1990s, certain sections of the Russian population of Ida-Viruuma dreamed of establishing an autonomous "Narva Republic", but for the last few years life here has been quiet. The older generation discusses its problems in its kitchens while younger people, who have grown up in the EU, are busy getting educated and moving to Tallinn or another European capital....


Cisco plugs WPA2 holes, critical Cloud Services Platform flaw "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Cisco has released updates to address vulnerabilities in a wide variety of its products. Among these are updates fixing the WPA2 vulnerabilities that can be exploited in the newly unveiled KRACK attacks, as well as a critical vulnerability affecting the companys Cloud Services Platform. The WPA2 flaws Cisco is still working on finishing the list of its products that are affected by one or more of the ten vulnerabilities affecting WPA and WPA2 discovered by More


Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology: Who Is Walter Copan? "IndyWatch Feed"

Walter G. Copan, Donald Trumps nominee to lead the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a leading expert in the commercialization of technology who says his top priority is to implement the Cybersecurity Framework, an effort led by NIST to improve network security across federal agencies as well as industry. He will also have to defend NISTs budget ($962 million for FY2017), which Trump has proposed to cut by 24%, including a 13% cut to its seven research labs and an 86% cut to its industrial technology services program. If confirmed, Copan would succeed Willie May, who served from May 2015 to the end of the Obama administration in January.


Born February 26, 1954, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Valery A. Copan, a Ukrainian immigrant minister and Valtraut (Kirsch) Copan, a Latvian immigrant from Riga, Walter George Copan grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned dual undergraduate degrees, a BS in Chemistry and a BA in Music, at Case Western Reserve University in 1975.


Shortly after graduation, he joined Lubrizol Corporation, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals, as an R&D man. In 1982, while on academic leave from Lubrizol, Copan earned his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at Case Western. His dissertation was entitled, C and N nuclear magnetic resonance studies of rhodopsin and bacteriorhodopsin.


Walter Copan worked at Lubrizol for 28 years, rising from R&D manager to managing director of technology transfer and licensing, a position he held from 1999 to 2003. Along the way, he held many job titles, including manager of Lubrizol Petroleum Chemicals Technology UK and director of technology strategy. 


In 2003, Copan took a job as principal licensing executive at the Department of Energy (DOE)s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, where he worked on increasing the Labs effectiveness in commercializing clean energy technologies.


Returning to the private sector, Copan was executive vice president and chief technology officer at...


Business suffers as over-zealous security tools block legitimate work "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Most security teams utilise a prohibition approach i.e. restricting user access to websites and applications a tactic which is hampering productivity and innovation while creating major frustration for users, according to research conducted by Vanson Bourne. At a time when competition is fierce, the risk of falling behind and being less productive is as big a risk to an enterprise as cyberattacks. Security has to enable innovation by design, not act as a More


James Giago Davies: School fumbles historic opportunity after incident of racism "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Sturgis is not an especially racist community for this part of South Dakota, but given this part of South Dakota is especially racist, that may not be saying much.


Native Sun News Today: Student speaks out about racism in South Dakota school "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The racism and hate at Sturgis-Brown High School in South Dakota caused one Native American student to change schools.


Arne Vainio: I wanted you to know you are loved and that I am bringing you home "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Ive been flying to Los Angeles every few months for years to visit the last of my fathers family.


Albert Bender: Native community celebrates first Indigenous Peoples' Day in Nashville "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In the wake of the proclamation of Mayor Megan Berry and the resolution of the Metro Nashville City Council both recognizing October 9 as Indigenous Peoples Day, a celebration was held here by members of the local Native community.


Will Hamas-Fatah reconciliation deal succeed? (Jonathan Cook ) "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

18/10/2017 - Nazareth - The announcement of an Egypt-brokered reconciliation agreement between Fatah and Hamas on Thursday raised hopes that a decade of bitter feuding between the rival Palestinian factions ...

Models suggest significant windstorm is about to hit Ireland and UK "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A new tropical depression may strengthen into a strong storm to hurricane force cyclone as it crosses the Atlantic and approaches Ireland and the United Kingdom over the next couple of days. "GFS and ECMWF model guidance is currently in good agreement on the...... Read more

Bright daylight meteor recorded over Long Island, New York "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A bright daylight meteor was observed and recorded disintegrating over Long Island, New York at around 19:00 UTC (15:00 EDT) on October 18, 2017. The event reportedly lasted from 3.5 to 7.5 seconds. One user reported seeing it for about 20 seconds. Although the...... Read more

Leading US plywood firm linked to alleged destruction, rights violations in Malaysia "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The sustainability and legality claims of the largest plywood importer in the US have come under question after it was found to have received shipments of Malaysian plywood worth more than $500,000 from a supplier connected to environmental and human rights violations. The 600 cubic meters (21,200 cubic feet) of plywood that Liberty Woods bought in January 2017 came from Shin Yang, a company that operates in the Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo, according to the investigative non-profit organization Earthsight. Shin Yang, based in Miri, Sarawak, has faced repeated allegations that it does not manage its timber concessions sustainably and that it impinges on the rights of local indigenous communities, potentially making the wood it harvests illegal. A US law called the Lacey Act bans companies from importing illegally cut timber. [Liberty Woods] cant possibly know that their products are Lacey-compliant, Sam Lawson, director of Earthsight, said in an interview. The London-based organization published its report today. It launched a new muckraking newsletter and website called Timberleaks that will publish regular reports detailing instances of sustainability or legality issues with wood that is imported into the US and Europe. Other stories in the first issue highlighted imports of African logs into France and Burmese teak by US firms. Natural rainforest in Sarawak. Photo by Rhett A. Butler / Mongabay. Earthsight investigators found that Liberty has been purchasing plywood from Shin Yang since 2010 and possibly earlier. Since that time, Shin Yang and other timber companies operating in

Heavy rain hits southern Spain, causing severe flash floods "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Heavy rain hit parts of the southern Spain early Wednesday, October 18, 2017, causing major flash floods and power outages. While very damaging to some, the rain came as a blessing to others. After almost 50 days without a drop of rain, the first rainstorm of the...... Read more

Super-intense magnetic field at the center of every galaxy "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

What is present at the center of every galaxy or any larger scale structure is not a super-massive black hole, but an ultra-intense magnetic field. The intensity of magnetic field at that location is so enormous (at least several billion Gauss) and the field...... Read more

Ancient, lost, mountains in the Karoo reveals the secrets of massive extinction event "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Fossil records near the lost Gondwanides mountains show that the Permian-Triassic extinction started 1 million years prior to what was previously believed. Millions of years ago, a mountain range that would have dwarfed the Andes mountains in South America,...... Read more

Seychelles home to new species of caecilian, a legless amphibian "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A team of scientists from Seychelles, the United States and the United Kingdom has found a new caecilian, perhaps the smallest species of the legless amphibian on Earth. As soon as I saw it I knew it was a new species, Simon Maddock, a conservation biologist at the University of Wolverhampton, said in a statement. [It] is a very exciting discovery and I was delighted to be able to formally describe it and present it to the world. Biologist Simon Maddock led the team that discovered the new species in Seychelles. Photo courtesy of Simon Maddock / University of Wolverhampton. Maddock and his colleagues discovered what theyre calling the Petite Praslin caecilian (Hypogeophis pti), named for the island of Praslin in the Seychelles where they found it in 2013 and 2014. They reported their findings Oct. 6 in the journal Zootaxa. The species has a longer snout than other Seychellois caecilians. Caecilians also have two sensory organs on their heads not found in other amphibians called tentacles. The Petite Praslin caecilians tentacles are nearer to the animals eyes than its nostrils, differentiating it from a close relative. The new species also has fewer vertebrae than any caecilian known to science, and its short, topping out at 120 millimeters (4.72 inches) in length. The archipelago in the Indian Ocean is home to six other species of caecilian, and scientists figure theyve been evolving there independently, along with a family of frogs called Sooglossidae, for 64 million years. Still, that doesnt mean the snake-like amphibians are easy to

Study estimates about 2.1 million people in United States use wells high in arsenic "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A new study by the US Geological Survey and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates about 2.1 million people in the United States. may be getting their drinking water from private domestic wells considered to have high concentrations of arsenic,...... Read more

If its going to kill us, OK, well die: Villagers stand firm as Cambodian dam begins to fill "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

On Sept. 25, amid a continuing crackdown on media, political opposition and civil society described by commentators as a slide into dictatorship, Prime Minister Hun Sen officially launched Cambodias biggest hydropower project. At the ceremony the gates were closed on the $800 million Lower Sesan 2 dam, a joint venture between Chinas Hydrolancang International Energy, Cambodias Royal Group and Vietnamese state power company EVN. The project has been described by scientists as potentially the single most destructive tributary dam in the Mekong River system where 200 medium- to large-scale dams are already built, planned or under construction. Cambodias strongman spoke for an hour at the opening about the countrys need for electricity and development and its achievement in securing its own energy supply. He defiantly dismissed concerns about the dams impacts on the river system, fish and food security, and criticized NGOs who have campaigned against it. Situated just below the confluence of two of the Mekongs biggest tributaries, the 56.5-meter-high (185 feet), 400-megawatt capacity dam will block fish migrations between Cambodias giant Tonle Sap lake and the 3S (Sesan, Srepok, Sekong) river systems, experts say. According to one oft-cited assessment, the dam will singlehandedly lead to a 9.3 percent loss of fish throughout the entire Lower Mekong River Basin. It will also flood an area of 36,000 hectares, displacing an estimated 5,000 people in 854 households. Geographer Ian Baird, who was commissioned in 2008 by a coalition of Cambodian NGOs to research the impacts of the planned dam, concluded

Volcanic eruptions linked to social unrest in Ancient Egypt "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Around 245 BCE Ptolemy III, ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom in Egypt, made a decision that still puzzles many historians: After pursuing a successful military campaign against the kingdom's nemesis, the Seleucid Empire, centered mainly in present-day Syria and...... Read more

Atmospheric rivers eye Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, heavy rain expected "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A frontal system will begin to approach the Pacific Northwest by Wednesday evening, October 18, 2017, with precipitation increasing throughout the day and into tonight. The same system will equally affect Canada's British Columbia. Heavy rain will continue...... Read more

Unfair trade: US beef has a climate problem "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Yoshinoya is one of the biggest fast-food chains in Japan, serving up the popular gyudon beef bowl. The company strongly prefers American beef in its products to the point that it switched to pork when beef from the US was banned briefly in 2003. Photo by Shuichi Aizawa CC BY 2.0 via Flickr Go to any US city and youll spot Americans gorging on Big Macs and Whoppers at McDonalds and Burger King. Visit Japan, and youll see folks slurping down gyudon beef bowls, an incredibly popular dish featuring rice, onion and fatty strips of beef simmered in sweet soy sauce. Culture, tradition and geography might divide us, but a love for fast, cheap food thats rich in beef definitely unites us. But that growing demand for beef has immense environmental repercussions, especially regarding a stable climate a fact not addressed by global trade agreements. Back in January, one of Donald Trumps first actions as president was to pull the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP), a multi-country trade deal that would have ramped up commerce with Asian countries and opened Japan to a flood of US beef. But Trumps move slammed the door on the US beef industrys designs for the lucrative Japanese market, the top export market for American ranchers, thanks partly to dishes like gyudon. What lies ahead for the industry now that TPP is off the table is unclear. But no matter what transpires, environmentalists fear for the planets future if trade deals

Audio: Indonesian rainforests for sale and bat calls of the Amazon "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

This episode of the Mongabay Newscast takes a look at our new investigative series, Indonesia for Sale, and also features a new acoustic study of Amazonian bats. We recently published the first installment of a new investigative series Mongabay is doing in collaboration with The Gecko Project. The series is called Indonesia For Sale, and the first article looks at the land deals and the powerful politicians and businessmen behind them that paved the way for the explosion of industrial agriculture Indonesia has seen in recent decades. Mongabays Indonesia-based editor Phil Jacobson joined the Newscast in our Brooklyn-based studio to tell us all about this important reporting project last year he appeared on the Newscast to discuss the impacts of climate change on the Mekong Delta. Then we speak with Adri Lpez-Baucells, a PhD student in bat ecology and conservation whose acoustic studies of bats in the central Amazon document the effects of forest fragmentation on bat foraging behavior. In this Field Notes segment, Lpez-Baucells plays some of the recordings and explains how these recordings have led to new species being found in the central Amazon for the first time. Cash for conservation: Do payments for ecosystem services work? Mexico takes unprecedented action to save vaquita First-ever population estimate of the mysterious marbled cat from continental Asia revealed Record Amazon fires stun scientists; sign of sick, degraded forests Trade in silky and thresher sharks now to be strictly regulated Ivory is out in the UK, as government

Asteroid 2017 TD6 to flyby Earth at 0.5 LD on October 19, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 TD6 will flyby Earth at 0.5 LD (~192 999 km / 119 303 miles) at 18:56 UTC on October 19, 2017. This is the 39th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. This asteroid belongs to...... Read more

Powerful double solar eruption beyond the east limb "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A powerful double solar flare eruption took place beyond the Sun's east limb early October 18, 2017. The responsible region is now rotating into Earth view and will be visible in a couple of days. The eruption was associated with a Type II (estimated velocity 1...... Read more

Jakarta reclamation project allowed to resume, but opposition remains "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

JAKARTA The Indonesian government has allowed work to resume on a $40 billion project to build 17 artificial islands off the northern coast of the capital Jakarta, overturning a suspension imposed last year. Construction activities on three of the reclamation projects islets were halted in early 2016 following concerns from regulators and opposition from activists who said the development was causing environmental damage to the bay and destroying the livelihoods of local fishermen. The suspension also came amid a graft investigation by the countrys anticorruption watchdog, the KPK. Following a string of coordinating meetings between ministries and the Jakarta administration, its decided that the North Jakarta Bay Reclamation no longer has any issues, either with its technical or legal matters, said Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, the coordinating minister for maritime affairs, in a memo signed on Oct. 5. In addition to prompting protests from environmentalists and community organizations, resuming the project could stir up new tensions between the national government and Jakartas newly inaugurated governor, Anies Baswedan, who pledged during his campaign to stop the multibillion-dollar plan. In an earlier statement, Anies, a former education minister, promised to put a halt to the Jakarta Bay reclamation in the interests of environmental conservation and the protection of fishermen, waterfront communities and all of the people of Jakarta. Luhut, however, said the reclamation project would resume despite the governors objections. Just because youre a new government official, you cant go and make changes as you please, the minister said as quoted by local

How small is too small? The uncertain fate of Madagascars forest fragments "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

ANKAFOBE, Madagascar When he first told colleagues at the Missouri Botanical Garden that lemurs still lived in the forest in Ankafobe, Jean Jacques Rasolofonirina said he was met with disbelief. The forest is too small, he recalled one sayingjust 27.76 hectares, to be exact, split into three fragments scarcely larger than three or four New York City blocks. But these narrow wooded valleys still hold three species of lemurs, and owls, frogs, and bats besides. Solofo, as friends and colleagues call him, rattled off their Latin names as he walked down the narrow path that enters the forest from the main road. He stopped to mimic the call of a Malagasy paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone mutata) perched on a nearby branch, and pointed out seedlings planted to fill in a small clearing beside a stream. After a few minutes, he gestured at a gnarled, windswept tree at the edge of the woods with smooth gray bark and small, waxy leaves. That, Solofo said, is the sohisika, or Schizolaena tampoketsana, one of a handful of plant species found nowhere on the planet outside the rolling grasslands here, in a single district northwest of Madagascars capital city, Antananarivo.   Many of the largest trees in the protected area didnt recover after being scorched by a fire in 2014. Photo by Rowan Moore Gerety for Mongabay. Sohisika trees, represented by roughly 200 to 300 mature plants all told, are considered to be at high risk for extinction. Ankafobe holds just 15 of them,

Ich wei ja nicht, wie euch das geht, aber ich bin ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Ich wei ja nicht, wie euch das geht, aber ich bin ja echt froh, dass mich Flash nicht mehr betrifft. Aber nicht alle sind in einer so glcklichen Lage. Ein Leser schrieb mir vorhin, dass bei Vmware ein Web-Client existiert, der auf Flash aufbaut. Und seit dem aktuellen Flash-Update strzt das neue Flash-Plugin ab, wenn man damit zum Vmware-Webclient geht.

Vmware hat natrlich sofort reagiert, und schlgt vor:

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Na ein Glck, dass wir das geklrt haben!

Tierschtzer dringen in Schweinemastbetrieb ein, Anklage ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Tierschtzer dringen in Schweinemastbetrieb ein, Anklage wegen Hausfriedensbruchs dann Freispruch.

Besteht Gefahr fr die Gesundheit der Tiere, so kann dies einen Notstand bedeuten, der Tierschtzer zum Eindringen in einen Zuchtbetrieb berechtigen kann.
Oh wow! (via)

Lesetipp: Ein Jura-Professor erklrt, wieso die mittelalterlichen ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Lesetipp: Ein Jura-Professor erklrt, wieso die mittelalterlichen Gottesurteile eine gute Idee waren. Er erklrt das so, dass es hier nicht um einen Gottesbeweis ging, sondern um eine spieltheoretische Anreizschaffung, damit Schuldige ihre Tat zugeben. Einziger Nachteil: Es funktioniert nur, wenn die Angeklagten an Gott glauben.

Kurze Durchsage von Afghanistans Ex-Prsident Karzai:The ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Kurze Durchsage von Afghanistans Ex-Prsident Karzai:

The US uses the Islamic State insurgency as a tool in Afghanistan, aimed at destabilizing the whole region, the former Afghan president told RT, urging the international community to convince the US that it needs to actually fight terrorism.

Gute Nachrichten! Es ist ein Fall bekannt geworden, ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Gute Nachrichten! Es ist ein Fall bekannt geworden, bei dem eine Behrde Steuergelder gespart hat!

Und zwar handelt es sich um das Bundesinstitut fr Risikobewertung, die sollten sich zu Glyphosat uern. Das Ergebnis-Papier hat einige Aktivisten dermaen an die Argumentation von Monsanto erinnert, dass sie ein Plagiatsgutachten in Auftrag gaben. Ergebnis:

Es sei offensichtlich, dass das BfR keine eigenstndige Bewertung der zitierten Studien vorgenommen hat, sagt Dr. Stefan Weber, der im Auftrag von GLOBAL 2000 ein Plagiatsgutachten erstellt hat. ber zahlreiche Seiten hinweg seien Textpassagen praktisch wrtlich bernommen worden.
Ach naja, denkt ihr euch jetzt vielleicht, das werden unwichtige Randnotizen gewesen sein, nicht der Kernteil.
Das Kapitel zur Gentoxizitt, also zur erbgutschdigenden Wirkung von Glyphosat, wurde sogar fast vollstndig und fast wortwrtlich bernommen.
Endlich geht mal eine Behrde sorgsam mit unseren Steuergeldern um!1!!

Aber hey, wichtig ist ja nicht das Bundesinstitut sondern die EU an der Stelle. Nicht wahr? Und die machen ja sicher ordentliche Gutachten. Nicht wahr?

Der Bewertungsbericht des BfR und damit die wissenschaftliche Grundlage fr die von der EU-Kommission vorgeschlagene Zulassungsverlngerung von Glyphosat erflle in wesentlichen Teilen die Kriterien eines Textplagiats.
Oh. h.

Hmm. Na was sagt denn die EU dazu?

But Efsa's Url also said that some of the criticism that members of the European Parliament have made of his agency are "hypocritical."

He referred to when MEPs tell Efsa they should publish more studies, even though many of them are protected by intellectual property rights, because they are owned by private companies.

Oh ACH SO ist das! Die mit unseren Steuergeldern bezahlten "Studien" drfen gar nicht verffentlicht werden, weil ihr euch die Rechte dazu nicht vertraglich habt zusichern lassen?

Ja das ist dann wohl Schicksal, da kann man nichts machen!1!! *augenroll*

ZDF Heute dazu.

Die Behrde wies den Zeitungsbericht am Freitag umgehend zurck. Die Behauptungen seien ein "weiterer Versuch", den von EU-Experten verfassten Bericht in Zweifel zu ziehen, erklrte die Efsa.
Well yeah. Das ist die Aufgabe der Presse. Dafr haben...

Die europische Interventionsinitiative "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

(Eigener Bericht) - Berliner Regierungsberater loben das neue militrpolitische Grundsatzdokument der franzsischen Regierung ("Revue stratgique") und dringen auf eine schnellere Ausweitung der deutsch-franzsischen Militr- und Rstungskooperation. Paris ffne sich mit dem Papier "in einem bislang nicht gekannten Mae fr Kooperation in Europa", heit es in einer Stellungnahme aus der Deutschen Gesellschaft fr Auswrtige Politik (DGAP). Das biete Chancen, beim Aufbau europischer Streitkrfte rasch voranzuschreiten. Allerdings msse Frankreich dabei "zeigen, dass es loslassen kann - also kooperieren, ohne dominieren zu mssen". Eine ffnung fordert die DGAP auch von der franzsischen Rstungsindustrie. Dort schreiten ehrgeizige Kooperationsprojekte nur langsam voran, so etwa KNDS - ein Zusammenschluss der Panzerbauer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann und Nexter Defense Sytems. KNDS soll den Nachfolger der Kampfpanzer Leopard 2 bzw. Leclerc entwickeln, wird allerdings durch interne Rivalitten gehemmt. Groe Hoffnung setzen Beobachter auf den geplanten deutsch-franzsischen Kampfjet. Mit ihm soll es Europas Rstungsindustrie mglich werden, "nicht von US-Firmen abhngig zu werden" und "europische Autonomie" zu erlangen, heit es bei der DGAP.

Kennt ihr den schon? Microsoft baut fr Bing ein Javascript-Runtime. ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Kennt ihr den schon? Microsoft baut fr Bing ein Javascript-Runtime. Bestimmt basierend auf *drumroll* V8. Ja, das V8 von Google. Nicht ihre eigene JS-Engine Chakra, die brigens daneben auf Github liegt. Da wrde ich ja gerne mal die offizielle Erklrung fr hren *hust*

In einem kleinen belgischen Dorf gehen seit ein paar ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

In einem kleinen belgischen Dorf gehen seit ein paar Tagen die Uhren falsch. Grund:

Nach einigem Suchen ist der beltter nun gefunden: Ein Stromgenerator der rtlichen Elektrizittswerke. Der Versorger lsst gerade ein Transformatorenhaus in Waanrode umbauen. Damit aber trotzdem ausreichend Energie im Dorf vorhanden ist, hat man einen Stromgenerator dazu geschaltet. Damit der aber wiederum nicht kollabiert, wenn pltzlich die Solaranlagen anspringen, wurde die Stromfrequenz leicht verndert. Statt wie sonst blich mit 50 Hertz, fliet der Strom in Waanrode nun mit 51 Hertz.
Ja und so Gammel-Billiguhren, die ihre Zeit aus dem Stromnetz beziehen, die laufen dann halt schneller. m(

Update: Ich habe vor Jahren mal einen Auftrag bei einem Stromunternehmen gehabt. Als ich zu denen vor Ort kam, war an der Wand so ein LCD-Display, auf dem stand sowas wie 50.000000123. Ich guckte fragend, da erklrten sie mir, dass das die Netzfrequenz ist. Wenn mehr oder weniger Strom abgenommen als eingespeist wird (das ist Jahre her und ich bin kein Elektriker, verzeiht mir also Falschdarstellungen an dieser Stelle), dann schlgt sich das auf die Stromfrequenz nieder. Und weil so viele Gerte das Stromnetz zur Zeitberechnung nehmen, misst der Stromanbieter die Frequenz und macht dann nachts Korrektur-nderungen. Wenn also tagsber die Frequenz um ein paar Millihertz abgewichen ist, lsst man das nachts in die Gegenrichtung zurckabweichen, damit die Uhren wieder richtig gehen.

Fr mich war das damals ein massiver Fnord, aber wenn man das verstanden hat, versteht man auch, dass es sogar eine bessere Idee ist, wenn Uhren die Zeit vom Stromnetz nehmen, als wenn sie einen eigenen Quartz haben. So ein Quartz geht pro Jahr ein paar Minuten falsch, das Stromnetz hoffentlich nie. Auer halt jetzt in Belgien :-)

Ein Hinweis sei noch gestattet, anlsslich der Infineon-RSA-Geschichte. ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Ein Hinweis sei noch gestattet, anlsslich der Infineon-RSA-Geschichte. Die Infineon-RSA-Bibliothek war zertifiziert. Von wem? Na ratet mal! Vom BSI!

Ich glaube, ich habe meine Position zu Zertifizierungen schon geuert ber die Jahre. Ich halte das im Wesentlichen fr Geldschneiderei.

Das Argument fr Zertifikate ist, dass es den Vendor dazu bringt, mal ordentliche Prozesse zu installieren.

Allerdings wrde ich lieber bei jemandem kaufen, der 200k in gute Prozesse investiert, als in jemanden, der 100k in Prozesse investiert und 100k fr Zertifizierungs-Bullshit ausgibt. Und, mal ganz zurckhaltend und vorsichtig formuliert: Die Existenz einer Zertifizierung ist kein Garant dafr, dass die Prozesse a) gut und b) gut umgesetzt wurden.

Zertifizierungen sind eine Mitesser-Branche, die sich an ansonsten profitable Branchen anhngt und deren Profite absaugt. Genau wie Anwlte :-)

Aber es gibt eine geradezu irrationale Hochachtung fr Zertifikate, gerade in Deutschland. Vielleicht taugt dieses Beispiel, um da mal ein bisschen die Luft rauszulassen. Wer pfuschen will, wird auch zuknftig pfuschen, ob mit oder ohne Zertifikat. Und viele Zertifikate belegen nur die Existenz von Prozessen, nicht von guten oder sinnvollen Prozessen.

Beispielhaft fr die pseudoreligise Verehrung von Zertifikaten sei hier mal die Pressemitteilung von Yubico verlinkt, als sie ansagten, dass sie aus Sicherheitsgrnden (!) keine Open Source-Firmeware mehr verbauen wollen, sondern nur noch zertifizierte Qualitt wie das Zeug von Infineon. (via)

Benutzt hier jemand Android-Produkte von Lenovo?Der ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Benutzt hier jemand Android-Produkte von Lenovo?

Der Bug ist so blde, das kannste dir gar nicht ausdenken. Setzt euch mal stabil hin:

The problem is, the RSA private key that belongs to the public pair that was used for the signature checking, could be found on the internet as part of an example application of a software library, according to his research.
Das ist ja NOCH geiler als seinen Private Key bei Github hochladen! Jemand anderes Private Key von Github nehmen! Hey, bei so einem Hersteller will man doch seine Infrastruktur einkaufen!1!!

brigens, mal am Rande:

Rad said the vulnerabilities were discovered on May 10 and initial disclosure of the bugs to Lenovo was May 14. Ten days later Lenovo confirmed the vulnerabilities with coordinated public disclosure occurring on Oct. 5.
Die haben ernsthaft seit Mai auf dem Problem gesessen. Wenn die Lsung war, einen neuen Key zu erzeugen und auszurollen. SEIT MAI.

Oh und die Auswirkung? Remote Code Execution natrlich!

Six missing after severe storm hits Queensland, Australia "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Severe weather warnings for the coastal trough which has delivered significant rainfall for Queensland over the past few days have now been canceled. However, flood warnings remain in place as some of the areas recorded between 300 and 500 mm (11.8 - 19.7 inches) of...... Read more

Journalist Behind Panama Papers Leak, Blown Up in Her Car In Malta "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Journalist Behind Panama Papers Leak, Blown Up in Her Car

Semtex explosive believed used in Caruana

Galizia murder


The compound is often used by terrorist organisations

A plastic explosive, much more powerful than that used in previous car bombs, is believed to have caused the blast that killed journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia on Monday.

Police sources said the sheer force of the explosion and an account by an eyewitness of what happened when the bomb went off pointed to the use of Semtex, a demolition compound often used by terrorist organisations in large-scale attacks.

The sources added that if it had indeed...

Jewish neo-Nazi renounces white supremacist past and comes out as gay (Mary Hui) "IndyWatch Feed World"

19/10/2017 - Kevin Wilshaw first became interested in Nazism as an 11-year-old. His father was very right wing, and he wanted to emulate him, he told Channel 4. Since then, the British mans ...

Daphne Caruana Galizia: Establishment was out to get her, says family (Jon Henley) "IndyWatch Feed World"

19/10/2017 - Looking back, they had known perhaps for a long time that it might end like this. With hindsight, says Matthew Caruana Galizia , red-eyed from emotion and lack of sleep, it seems obvious. ...

Daphne Caruana Galizia : Here's what we must demand in the face of this brutal assassination (Chris Peregin) "IndyWatch Feed World"

19/10/2017 - Actions speak louder than words Malta is shaken to its core. A journalist and blogger who influenced so many aspects of life in Maltahas been slain in the most brutal way possible. Whether you were ...

Hollywoods other open secret besides Harvey Weinstein: preying on young boys (Ira Madison III ) "IndyWatch Feed World"

18/10/2017 - This is a place where adults have more direct and inappropriate connection with children than probably anywhere else in the world, claimed former child actor Corey Feldman. Last week, former ...

The Spanish Civil War, revisited (Pepe Escobar ) "IndyWatch Feed World"

18/10/2017 - Puigdemont's political twist could invoke a lethal response from Madrid: suspension of Catalonia's government Call it theatre of the absurd with a lethal subtext. Under pressure from all corners ...

Why Trump Has Gone Nuclear on Iran (Pepe Escobar ) "IndyWatch Feed World"

18/10/2017 - The absolute majority of the Global South now has definitive proof; Washington simply cannot be trusted to keep its promises. Just when world public opinion feared the United States and North Korea ...


Millions download botnet-building malware from Google Play "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Researchers have discovered a new batch of malicious apps on Google Play, some of which have been downloaded and installed on some 2.6 million devices. The apps capabilities The apps posed as legitimate offerings that modify the look of the characters in Minecraft: Pocket Edition (PE). In the background, though, they set out to rope the devices into a botnet. Once they were installed on a target device, they would connect to a C&C server, More


Another KRACK in the network perimeter "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

When a high profile vulnerability surfaces that is as far reaching as KRACK, a WPA2 encryption attack to hijack Wi-Fi networks, its common to respond impulsively. Why are people using outdated technologies? or Why arent people patching their software? While easy to blame the protocols and the people involved, it gets us nowhere. Every breach gets the same treatment. If were ever going to get out of this infinite loop, we need a fundamentally different More


Most organizations dont have SSH security policies in place "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Cybercriminals can abuse SSH keys to secure and automate administrator-to-machine and machine-to-machine access to critical business functions. According to Venafis research, even though SSH keys provide the highest levels of administrative access they are routinely untracked, unmanaged and poorly secured. For example, 63 percent of respondents admit they do not actively rotate keys, even when an administrator leaves their organization, allowing them to have ongoing privileged access to critical systems. A compromised SSH key in More


CDMX, sexta megaurbe ms peligrosa del mundo para las mujeres: estudio "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Un estudio de la Fundacin Thomson Reuters situ a la Ciudad de Mxico y a Lima, como las dos megaurbes latinoamericanas ms peligrosas para las mujeres.Regeneracin, 19 de octubre de 2017.- La Ciudad de Mxico ocupa la sexta posicin en la lista de las megaurbes ms peligrosas del mundo para las mujeres.Antes, se ubican El []

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Security Guard and Engineer Appear on Ellen, 1847 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF Good evening, Im still reporting on: Security Guard and Engineer Appear on Ellen, 1847 Synopsis:Vegas security guard, Jesus Campos, and Mandalay Bay engineer, Stephen Schuck appeared on the Ellen show this afternoon. Since I was wrong about Campos being among the living, Im going to err on the side of timidity in analyzing this 9-minute interview. Plus, Im a bit worried about being hit with a copyright infringement strike, so Im just going to hit a few points. Im sure that by the time this is up, on Ellens site. First of all, Ellen is the perfect vehicle for Camposs one and only appearance. Why? Because MGM the owner of the Mandalay Bay is funding an Ellen slot machine game. MGM is a very powerful supporter of her financially and politically. [insert: Ellen at MGM Grand] To me, this was the most soft-ball interview in the history of the world, but Beth says that this is just Ellens style non-confrontational. The most important thing to realize is that the main goal of this interview was to drive home a theme that Campos is so broken up by his experience that this would be his only interview, lest he has to relive the event over and over again. If you watch the entire interview, youll see this theme predominating. So, heres the first few seconds. [insert] Wow! Look at this face. Campos is remarkably composed for being the first time on big-league TV and all. Impressive guy. [insert: Yeah, I imagine ] There it is the predominant theme that justifies why Campos wont be submitting to a harder-hitting interview where he might be asked some potentially really embarrassing questions, like: exactly where were you treated for your leg wound and when? [insert: Yeah, and how are you doing?.... were working to get over this.] Look at Campos. Does this guy look upset? No. Is he on the verge of tears? No. When men are about to lose their composure in a public setting they dont look at you full-faced, they bow their heads to hide it. Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Water Smacker - Makes your water less acidic by ionization. - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF 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......


Congress Is To Blame For the Opioid Epidemic Plus All Vaccine Tragedies; Investigate Both Now "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Sunday, October 15, 2017, CBS TV news 60 Minutes dropped a proverbial bombshell regarding the problems with the U.S. pharmaceutical industry and the shills who promote Pharmas wareslicensed medical doctors, distributors, pharmacists, etc. MORE WITH VIDEO HERE Advertisements Filed under: economics, government, health, politics Tagged: Opioid Epidemic, Vaccine Tragedies


Russian Uranium Deal Is The Biggest Story That Fake Media Doesnt Want To Follow "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

As we reported yesterday, as the media continues to lose their collective minds over $100,000 worth of Facebook ads allegedly purchased by Russians during the 2016 election, the Senate Judiciary Committee has finally decided theyre going to take a look into a shady Russian deal first  profiled here last summer that handed Putin []


Deep State Now Ignores FOIA , 1846 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

- Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: Good morning, Im still reporting on: Deep State Now Ignores FOIA, 1846 Synopsis: Bit by bit, the deep state is nibbling away at the rule of law in this country. A prime example of this is how Freedom of Information requests are now routinely ignored until someone has to file an expensive lawsuit to force compliance. The result is that responses to FOIA requests can now be drawn out for months or years. Tucker Carlson interviewed Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch last night talking about the news that Judicial Watch has finally discovered that there were over 3,000 emails that are related to Hillary Clinton that were on Huma Abadines laptop that she shared with Anthony Weiner. [insert] Fitton then reveals the ridiculous schedule the State Dept. has set for the release of these documents. [insert: at the current schedule.] This is certainly not the intent of the original law and so eventually Congress is going to have to put more teeth into this law or it will become an ineffective and insignificant formality. Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Water Smacker - Makes your water less acidic by ionization. - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: https://www.pinteres...


Due to growing internet access the child porn industry is spreading in Southeast Asia "IndyWatch Feed World"

The spread of internet use in Southeast Asia is fueling the creation and spread of child exploitation - and experts are warning that children are being coerced into creating the material themselves. Internet availability across Southeast Asia currently sits at about 50 percent, according to a recent study. However, in the Philippines and Thailand, countries where sexual abuse is a significant problem, the rate reaches 58 percent and 67 percent respectively, Reuters reports. Jon Rouse of Taskforce Argos, an Australian police unit that targets online child abuse networks, said that the problem of child porn is only going to get bigger.


POTUS Trump Fired Up Over Clinton-Uranium One Scandal: Biggest Story Fake Media Doesnt Want To Follow! "IndyWatch Feed"

President Trump took to Twitter Thursday to lend his megaphone to promote the Clinton-Uranium One scandal, decrying the fake news media, is ignoring the bombshell report. President Trump is spot as. Yesterday, the networks ignored the story, opting to cover Mike Pences gaze, and Ruth Bader Ginsburgs workout plan instead.

Uranium deal to Russia, with Clinton help and Obama Administration knowledge, is the biggest story that Fake Media doesnt want to follow!, tweeted Trump.

The President followed up quoting Fox & Friends report on the scandal, tweeting Russia sent millions to Clinton Foundation.

Shortly after, Dilbert creator Scott Adams highlighted how President Trumps tweet already yielded results. Business Insider covered the story following the tweet. Among many reasons, this is why it is imperative President Trump continue to use Twitter.

The Commander-in-Chief is correct the mainstream media will report on anything else but this scandal.

While millions of Americans are calling for a full scale investigation by Congress, and further repo...


The Poetry of Flames: The Arson Trials in France : From the Courtroom to the Streets "IndyWatch Feed War"

The police car set on fire in Paris in May 2016.

This report details the trials following the arson of a police car set on fire in May 2016 during the upheaval against the Loi Travail in France, and all the expressions of solidarity that accompanied themincluding a fresh outbreak of arsons against police infrastructure.

Months pass, years pass, yet the situation in France remains unstable as the rhythm of social and political struggles accelerates. The events we will describe here are a consequence of the political situation in France and in Europe as a whole: the repercussions of the 2008 international financial crisis are still noticeable in our daily lives, European governments and their security policies cant contain or palliate the refugee crisis, the ISIS attacks, the State of Emergency, the COP21, increasing disillusionment with traditional political parties, never-ending austerity measures, elections in which the far right is gaining more and more power.

Demonstration against the new Loi Travail (labor law) on September 12, 2017.

Facing this new offensive aimed at making labor conditions and life itself ever...


ICE plans major crackdown on employers of illegals immigrants "IndyWatch Feed World"

Here's another policy that conservatives have been clamoring for, and the Trump administration is actually gonna do it. ICE is planning to increase law enforcement on employers of illegal aliens - by FOUR times as much. From CNN: The administration's top immigration enforcement official on Tuesday said his agency will vastly step up crackdowns on employers who hire undocumented immigrants - a new front in President Donald Trump's hardline immigration agenda. Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Tom Homan spoke at the conservative Heritage Foundation and was asked whether his agency would do more to target not just undocumented workers, but their places of work. Homan said he has instructed Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the investigative unit of ICE, to potentially quintuple worksite enforcement actions next year. He said he recently asked HSI to audit how much of their time is spent on work site enforcement, and said he has ordered that to increase "by four to five times." "We've already increased the number of inspections in work site operations, you will see that significantly increase this next fiscal year," Homan promised, saying the goal is to remove the "magnet" drawing people to enter the US illegally. THAT is a huge deal. It's one thing to go after illegal aliens, but when you go after the employers, that's when you can really make a dent in the problem because illegals won't be able to find jobs to go to, and will return right back to where they came from. Belgium, mostly.


NCAI Convention Attendees Enjoy Culture Night in Milwaukee "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published October 19, 2017

MILWAUKEE Attendees of the National Congress of American Indians 74th Annual Convention and Marketplace were treated to traditional food, dance and drumming by the local American Indian community at the Indian Community School on Wednesday night.

NCAIs convention concludes on Friday.



Get Ready To Party Like Its 2008 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Get Ready To Party Like Its 2008 by Dave Kranzler Investment Research Dynamics Apparently Treasury Secretary, ex-Goldman Sachs banker Steven Mnuchin, has threatened Congress with stock crash if Congress didnt pass a tax reform Bill.  His reason is that...

The post Get Ready To Party Like Its 2008 appeared first on The Daily Coin.


Enterprise container security: Theres room for improvement "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

With companies such as Facebook, Netflix and Google heralding the use of containers for their agility, portability, and cost benefits enterprises are following suit. But the introduction of new processes and changes to infrastructure require a significant shift in focus. To learn the current state of container security in the enterprise, Aqua Security surveyed 512 individuals meeting the criteria of using containers in development or production today, or planning to use them in the More


Vegas Security Guard on DeGeneres Show, 1845 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Good morning, Im still reporting on: Vegas Security Guard on DeGeneres Show, 1845 Synopsis: Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Water Smacker - Makes your water less acidic by ionization. - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: Consider becoming a cherished sponsor:


ONE SMALL TOWN Interest Speeding Up. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

I had a very successful quick trip to the USA - did presentations in Santa Fe, Austin and Dallas. The result has been astounding. We now have activity in 3 new SMALL TOWNS with access to conscious mayors who are already doing almost UBUNTU activity without realising it. We have two UBUNTU USA members that will run for mayor in Austin TX and Santa Fe - and we have a possible Governor to


What I Want Everyone, Especially My Daughters, To Know About My #MeToo Experiences "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Im a #metoo girl, too. In the grand scheme, I consider myself basically unscathed. Ive been harassed, but never assaulted. But in talking to women friends in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the Fox News scandal before it, I realized Im more scathed than I thought I was, and they were, too.

I reported two superiors for crossing the line, very early in my career. Despite being young, I felt secure enough to know what the line was and do something about it. I was pretty powerless, and it was scary and uncomfortable, and the risks were real, but I reported them and Ive never regretted it.

The first instance was not dealt with well. There was no HR department, and the boss of my boss essentially asked me if the young women and interns in the office might be kind of asking for my boss advances and graphic descriptions of sexual exploits, what with their clothing and their smiles. 

The second was a mediocre, routine human resources experience in which the offender was given a talking-to, and my account was kept on file with HR in the hopes of preventing retaliation. But he remained my immediate superior, in charge of my advancement and raises, despite knowing Id reported him. The office environment was as icy and unpleasant as you might expect for me after that.

To be fair, he would have known I was reporting him anyway because I told him to his face in no uncertain terms thats what Id be doing when he asked me for a Saturday business meeting at a restaurant and I found myself listening to an emotional profession of his desire to date me. I told him many other things to his face, too, many of which are not fit for printing and were not fit for the quiet restaurant in which I delivered my 10-minute angry lecture on business ethics, sexual impropriety, and a colorful description of the utter impossibility of my fraternizing with this person. I ended it with a deadly serious, Have I made myself perfectly clear? and abandoned my boss with his complimentary plate of French bread.

In that moment, I was not scared. I was mad as hell. Someone had taken a job I enjoyed, and work that I was proud of, and in an instant, turned it into an awkward, daily exercise in anxiety and anger. He made me question all my accomplishments and everyones perceptions of my accomplishments. I knew everything had changed in that instant, but I damn sure wasnt going to let it pass without him knowing I was pissed about it. Reporting the incident was harder, driven less by adrenaline than the confrontation was.

Somewhat ironically, neither of these incidents happened at Fox News, where I worked for eight years. During my time there, I never met Roger Ailes, was never harassed, and never witnessed harassment, partly because I was in the Washington DC office, which had a very different culture.



#Malm: Solidarity Popklubb with #NoG20 Prisoners "IndyWatch Feed War"

On July 6-8, 2017, thousands of people protested in Hamburg against the international summit of the 19 most powerful states and the EU (the so-called G20). This, otherwise informal, summit essentially defines the most important socioeconomic decisions and alliances on the planet. Under the motto Hamburg G20: welcome to Hell, for four days the city of Hamburg experienced an unprecedented wave of protests against the worlds powerful. A heterogeneous and formless mass of activists that turned into a synchronized choreography of resistance against capitalism, state, and authority. Activists effectively confronted the police state that the German government attempted to impose in the city. We saw in front of our eyes, how one of the worlds most well-oiled suppressive apparatus was totally disorganized by direct action and decentralized attacks in the broader area of St. Pauli. The events of Hamburg create optimism about the activist future and a world without oppression.


Originally published by Gatorna Info.

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.

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Scientists warn of ecological Armageddon; collapse of the food chain as study finds flying insect numbers have plunged 80% in 30 years "IndyWatch Feed World"

Scientists are warning of 'ecological Armageddon' after discovering the number of flying insects has fallen by three-quarters over the past 27 years. Researchers in Germany have documented a steep decline at dozens of nature reserves. Their findings have sparked fears the foodchain will collapse because insects are important pollinators and serve as meals for birds and other small creatures. It is thought the decline may be caused by agricultural pesticides used to stop insects eating crops. It comes after drivers across the UK have been reporting noticing fewer flies, gnats, wasps and moths than usual on their vehicles. The trend has also been spotted elsewhere.


DOE Secretary Rick Perry: Resiliency Pricing Rule for Coal-fired and Nuclear Power Plants "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Guest post by David Middleton DOE = United States Department of Energy FERC = Federal Energy Regulatory Commission OCT 2, 2017 Rick Perry Directs FERC To Complete Final Action On Resiliency Pricing Rule In 60 Days Rod Adams , CONTRIBUTOR One of the most sweeping changes to the U.S. electricity supply market in the past


Killary kept her private computer server for nearly two years after leaving State Dept - who let that happen? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hillary Clinton's email activity has been subject to intense scrutiny (perhaps more so by the media than the FBI) and yet we still haven't received the answer as to who allowed the former Secretary of State to keep her computer server nearly two years after leaving government. Hedge fund manager Charles Ortel posed the question during an interview with Russia Today. From RT: RT: What do you make of this latest revelation on the Clinton email investigation? Charles Ortel: I think it is a very dangerous sort of revelation. I would implore people to understand the real issue is not whether or not Hillary Clinton and others had classified information on this private server. The real issue is who allowed Hillary Clinton, while secretary of state, and the various cronies associated with her and employees and contractors, to operate this private server during her entire tenure and then to let her and her team continue to operate, and hold all of the contents that were on this server for almost two years after she had left the post. This is akin to deciding that what you are going to do is to take Air Force Two after you leave, and use it for 18 months and then give it back to the government at the end of the day. It is very damaging information. Despite overwhelming evidence of Hillary Clinton mishandling classified information, the FBI and Department of Justice refuse to prosecute the former Secretary of State. As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, former FBI Director James Comey drafted a memo exonerating Clinton before the Bureau's investigation was complete.


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From Giliell, click for full size! That first shot, wow!

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In Ongoing Media Crackdown, Israeli Troops Raid Palestinian Broadcasters "IndyWatch Feed World"

In a surprise military and police raid, Israeli regime forces have broken into and stolen broadcasting equipment from eight Palestinian broadcasters, including Pal Media which provides RT broadcasts to viewers in Palestine.

Pal Media is one of the largest television providers in Palestine, carrying not only RT but also Al Mayadeen, TransMedia and western outlets BBC News and France 24.

The Israeli regime stated that the eight broadcasters whose offices were vandalized and whose expensive broadcasting equipment was either stolen or smashed, were carrying, among many other things, Hamas related media organizations.

With Hamas and Fatah, the two main Palestinian parties, formalizing a unity agreement, Tel Aviv continues to vocalize strong disapprobation, stating that they refuse to negotiate with the organization in any guise, even though journalists have exposed the fact that Israel covertly helped to found Hamas in the 1980s.

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has condemned the move by Tel Aviv in the following statement:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemns in the strongest terms the aggression by the Israeli occupying forces against the headquarters of a number of Palestinian media institutions in the occupied west bank, and the ministry asserts that such piracy is in the context of ongoing attempts to conceal its daily crimes and acts of aggression. It represents a failed attempt to terrorise and prevent media institutions from doing their part in exposing violations by the occupiers and settlers.

RT further reports:

Pal Media and RT offices have already fallen victim to the Israeli forces raids. In 2014, they broke into the Ramallah office and seized hardware and videotapes as well as breaking a computer and office furniture. In June 2017, Israeli military raided Pal...


ISIS Defeat Doesnt Mean Wars Are Over in Iraq & Syria "IndyWatch Feed War"

The defeat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria may trigger four more wars in Iraq and Syria. Clarion Projects National Security Analyst Ryan Mauro explains on I24:


The post ISIS Defeat Doesnt Mean Wars Are Over in Iraq & Syria appeared first on Clarion Project.


Sahel poses new risks after jihadists ambush US forces in Niger "IndyWatch Feed War"


STR / AFP | UN troops carry on a stretcher the body of one of the seven UN peacekeepers from Niger who were killed in an ambush, at the airport in Abidjan.


Latest update : 2017-10-19

The Islamic militants came on motorcycles toting rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns, killing four American service members after shattering the windows of the unarmored US trucks.

In this remote corner of Niger where the Americans and their local counterparts had been meeting with community leaders, residents say the men who came to kill that day had never been seen there before.

The attackers spoke Arabic and Tamashek, and were light-skinned, Baringay Aghali, told The Associated Press by phone from the remote village of Tongo-Tongo.

Who were these men and how did they know the Americans would be there that day?

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No extremist group has claimed responsibility for the deadly ambush on Oct. 4 and the languages reportedly spoken by the jihadists are used throughout the Sahel including Tamashek, spoken by ethnic Tuaregs.

IS splinter group

The ambush of US troops in Niger has been the center of controversy in America because President Donald Trump has been criticized in some quarters, including by one grieving family directly, for the way he spoke to the wife of one of the soldiers slain in that operation.

The Niger attack appears to be the work of the Islamic State of the Sahel, a splinter group of extremists loyal to the Islamic State group who are based just across the border in Mali, according to interviews with US officials and authorities here in the vast Sahel region bordering the Sahara Desert. It is led by Adnan Abu Walid who built ti...


Indonesia: US Documents Released on 1965-66 Massacres "IndyWatch Feed World"

(HRW) Newly released US government documents on the mass killings in Indonesia in 1965-66 underscore the need for the US and Indonesian governments to fully disclose all related classified materials, Human Rights Watch said today. Those classified documents are crucial to an accurate historical record of the killings and to provide justice for those crimes.

The release on October 17, 2017, by the United States nongovernmental public transparency organization National Security Archive of 39 US Embassy in Jakarta documents show that US diplomatic personnel were fully aware of the scale and savagery of the 1965-66 killings. The documents reveal that US diplomats and their State Department counterparts in Washington, DC, were documenting tens of thousands of killings by the military, paramilitary groups, and Muslim militias of suspected members of the Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI), and ethnic Chinese, as well as trade unionists, teachers, activists, and artists.

These newly released documents make clear that US officials had detailed knowledge of the mass killings in Indonesia in 1965-66, said Phelim Kine, deputy Asia director. The US government now needs to release the remaining documents, not only for the historical record of one of the 20th centurys worst atrocities, but as a long overdue step toward bringing redress to the victims.

The US government now needs to release the remaining documents, not only for the historical record of one of the 20th centurys worst atrocities, but as a long overdue step toward bringing redress to the victims.

Phelim Kine

Deputy Asia Director

The 39 documents are part of a cache of almost 30,000 pages of declassified embassy paperwork spanning from 1965 to 1968, processed by the National Declassification Center, a division of the US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). They include State Department letters, telegrams, situation reports, and confidential communications between US consulates in Indonesia and the US Embassy in Jakarta. They do not include US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documents, which remain classified.

In Indonesia, there has been a recent surge in efforts by...


Samsung DeX: Convergence & Traditional Linux Distributions On Galaxy Smartphones "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

While Samsung Galaxy smartphones may not be as open or free spirited as the proposed Librem 5 smartphone, there is a new alternative for those wanting to run a traditional Linux distribution on their Samsung Galaxy smartphone...


Political football: Egypt's World Cup win bittersweet for jailed super-fans "IndyWatch Feed Africa"


As Egypt erupted in celebration after qualification, friends and families of football fans imprisoned by the state watched in frustration


Israeli Naval Forces Destroy and Drown Palestinian Fishing Boat off Beit Lahia Shore IMEMC News "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Israeli Naval Forces Destroy and Drown Palestinian Fishing Boat off Beit Lahia Shore IMEMC News: PCHR 18 October 2017: Israeli gunboats fired shells at a Palestinian fishing boat sailing within 2.5 nautical miles. As a result, the boat was destroyed and drowned in the Sea.

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) monitored that Israeli forces have escalated their attacks against Palestinian fishermen despite expanding the allowed fishing area from 6 to 9 nautical miles. This proves that Israel continues its policy of targeting fishermen and their livelihoods.


UK Against Fluoridation "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Conference Presentation
The 6th Citizens Conference on Fluoride, held in Washington, D.C. last month, was a great success with many informative presentations and constant interaction among campaigners from around the world.  To keep the momentum going, FAN will be releasing a series of high-quality videos of conference presentations over the coming weeks.
Our first presentation features Rick Woychik, Deputy Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences {NIEHS}.  Woychick gave an overview of the NIEHS, highlighting the agencys new focus on genetic variability and the developmental origins of disease, followed by a lively Q&A session focused on fluoride.

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Compelling 6-minute Video Released

Moms Against Fluoridation (MAF) has released a short film entitled Drinking Fluoride: Is It Safe? that ought to be a powerful tool for fluoride-free campaigners around the world.  The 6-minute video includes some of the most compelling footage from the 20-minute film Our Daily Dose, directed and produced by filmmaker Jeremy Seifert (director of the acclaimed documentary "GMO OMG").
Our task is to share it with as many people as possible.  How many minds can you change in 6-minutes?  Share to find out:
1. Please share film with your Governor and State Legislators.
2. Please share film with your...


Police hunt serial sex attacker who assaulted children as young as 11 in London "IndyWatch Feed World"

Nine women and children have been sexually assaulted in southeast London during the past three months, police have said. The authorities have released CCTV images of the latest attack in a bid to find the perpetrator. The man is believed to have sexually assaulted two women between the ages of 25 and 27, as well as seven children aged 11-13, in the areas of Greenwich and Lewisham. Police said all of the attacks were perpetrated in broad daylight before the assailant fled on foot. They have now released CCTV images of the latest assault, which took place in Honor Oak Road on Monday.


BREAKING: OKeefe Drops 4th Video in NY Times Series Exposing Company Culture of Trump Hatred "IndyWatch Feed"

James OKeefe strikes again!

In a video announcement released on September 18th, Project Veritas founder and guerrilla journalist James OKeefe warned his organization was currently operating one of the biggest ever investigations into the mainstream medias holy grail, promising media people will likely lose their jobs over the imminent expos.

As previously reported, James OKeefe released part one of his American Pravda series with CNN on June 27th and subsequently released 2 more videos exposing CNN for reporting on the Russian collusion Nothing Burger.

OKeefe says his goal is to expose the real motivation behind the decision making process in our dominant media corporation. The Russia story has dominated CNN. Since the inauguration, CNN has mentioned Russia on air nearly 16,000 times.

Project Veritas released part one the morning of October 10th. Its a video of the New York Times video gatekeeper Nicholas Dudich, caught on hidden-camera boasting of his lack of journalistic ethics. Dudich, who serves as Audience Strategy Editor, displays a lack of integrity throughout the video, manages videos which go on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram for the Times.

Wednesday October 11th, OKeefe dropped part twoexploiting and manipulating the news.

Project Veritas released its second New York Times video, again featuring Audience Strategy Editor Nicholas Dudich. The video gatekeeper described how he influences the news by manipulating social media and employing the help of his friends in Silicon Valley.

Dudich may have been subsequently fired. Project Veritas reported that they attempted to reach Dudich at the New York...


SpaceX Quietly Schedules Launch of Mysterious Black Rocket "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Brett Tingley

Now that privately-owned aerospace firms are refining and researching new state-of-the-art rocket technologies, we can expect all sorts of new levels of intrigue and secrecy surrounding space flight. Publicly-funded NASA and other government agencies have to (allegedly) disclose certain amounts of information to the public, but commercial space firms have no such obligation. The undisputed leader in private spaceflight, SpaceX, is no stranger to secrets and conspiracy theories. Elon Musks revolutionary company has taken that secrecy even deeper this month with the under-the-radar addition of a shadowy rocket mission under the code name Zuma.

I like to believe (or hope) that Elons got humanitys best interests in mind, though. Im sure well be fine.

The secretive SpaceX mission was noticed by aerospace watchdog site which tracks commercial and government launches. The site noticed a last-minute change to SpaceXs launch schedule for November, adding a mission numbered 1390 with the code name Zuma. Whatever the Zuma payload is, it be launched from a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the LC-39A launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center. The rocket will then perform a RTLS (Return To Launch Site) landing at LZ-1 at Cape Canaveral after delivering its mysterious payload.



Actually, Nazis hate teaching, period. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

All of you teachers have been here. You want to get discussion going in the classroom, because thats a really valuable way to get students involved and thinking, and you want all the students to participate. But what usually happens is that a small number of vocal, confident students dominate. Thats good for them, and you want to encourage that enthusiastic participation, but theres always that larger group of quiet students who dont speak up, and you want them to join in. So what do you do?

There are lots of pedagogical techniques out there. You can ignore the waving hands and call on people directly. You can have rules: once a person gets a chance to speak, they have to wait until 3 other people have spoken before they get to raise their hand again. Or maybe youve heard of the talking stick, where a token is passed around the room, and only the people holding it get to speak. There are lots of simple tricks like that where we try to get fair representation of all points of view, and get a better sampling of students, and get around the tyranny of the majority, or worse, the tyranny of the loudest.

One of these pedagogical tricks is called the progressive stack. You prioritize the students so that minority views are expressed first, and representatives of the majority have to wait and listen before they can express themselves. Its a good way to flip the dominance hierarchy and get new voices to set the tenor of the discussion; it means minority views dont get swallowed up and ignored. It doesnt silence the majority, but it does force them to consider what others say.

To my surprise, this morning I learned that Nazis are aware...


Petition asks Charlottesville to keep weapons out of rallies "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A new petition, signed by over 8,000 people and just sent to Charlottesville's City Council, asks Charlottesville to keep weapons out of rallies. The petition reads: "Make clear that in permits for any rallies in public spaces in Charlottesville, guns, knives, and sticks shall not be allowed."


HPV vaccines ARE safe: So they say "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Controversial HPV vaccines do not raise the risk of 45 serious, chronic diseases (stock)HPV vaccines ARE safe: Controversial jabs do NOT raise the risk of more than 40 diseases - despite cases of girls claiming they have been left paralysed

  • Vaccines were only found to be significantly associated with coeliac disease
  • Researchers believe undiagnosed sufferers are picked up at jab administration
  • HPV vaccines are offered as a series of two jabs to girls aged 12 to 13 in the UK
  • Some claim the jabs have left them bedbound, incontinent and unable to dress
  • The World Health Organization has maintained its stance of HPV jabs being safe 

HPV vaccines are safe, new research reveals.
The controversial jabs do not raise the risk of 45 serious, chronic diseases, a study found.
Although results revealed the jabs are associated with coeliac disease, the researchers believe this is likely due to undiagnosed cases being picked up by health professionals at the time of vaccine administration.
HPV vaccines are offered as a series of two jabs to girls aged 12 to 13 in the UK to protect against the sexually-transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer.


Brad Harris: GET READY FOR: Severe Weather, Tiny Homesteading, and Cell-Down Communication (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Brad Harris: GET READY FOR: Severe Weather, Tiny Homesteading, and Cell-Down Communication Video Reluctant Preppers In the wake of hurricanes, wildfires, and severe weather all over, what critical preparations must you make to be ready? Newsfeed analyst, preparedness instructor,...

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Tucker on Vegas Mysteries, 1844 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF Good morning, Im still reporting on: Tucker on Vegas Mysteries, 1844 Synopsis: Dont hold out hopes that there will be any real investigation, or any turnaround in the current investigation. The Las Vegas mafia has this mass assassination of Trump supporters locked down and put to bed unless Congress mounts a real investigation. Tammy Bruce, an excellent reporter herself, and Tucker summarize the many things we dont know and likely will never know. [insert]b Interesting, I wonder how they are then going to explain it if the guy just never turns up at all? [insert] Tucker, we dont care what his motive was. That is THE most irrelevant question of them all. There are still HUGE questions if he was even alive when the shooting started. Lets figure that out first. Were there explosive traces on his body and clothing consistent with the firing of those weapons? Thats #1 Question #2, where is the security camera footage. The Mandalay Bay is loaded with cameras. Having the casino try to argue that they cant hand those over to law enforcement because they will be inevitably involved in lawsuits doesnt cut it! The public has a right to know what happened and let the chips fall where they may on the Mandalay Bay. [insert] Conspiracy theories??? At this point, even the wildest conspiracy theory is an order of magnitude more plausible than the last the 3rd revised timeline offered by the FBI through the NVPD. Quit trying to immunize yourself from the establishment who all too frequently uses the term conspiracy theory to silence anyone who would question the states answers which are obviously attempting to obscure the truth, not expose it. [insert] Yes, the shooter shot at him with a gun that fires about 11 rounds per second, and only hits him once and then so insignificantly that he hangs around for how long to assist the cops? Then, doesnt go to the Urgent Care for days, is it? Or does he go at all? No one has found the Urgent Care he supposedly went to? Oh, but thats another conspiracy theory, eh? Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Water Smacker - Makes your water less acidic by ionization. - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://pl......


A Sonic Attack on Diplomats in Cuba? These Scientists Doubt It "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The State Department has not provided further details about the medical condition of the affected staffers. But government officials have suggested anonymously that the diplomats may have been assaulted with some sort of sonic weapon.

Experts in acoustics, however, say that's a theory more appropriate to a James Bond movie.

Sound can cause discomfort and even serious harm, and researchers have explored the idea of sonic weaponry for years. But scientists doubt a hidden ultrasound weapon can explain what happened in Cuba.

"I'd say it's fairly implausible," said Jrgen Altmann, a physicist at the Technische Universitt Dortmund in Germany and an expert on acoustics.

Once again, the New York Times gets it wrong. James Bond is not the movie genre they're looking for.

mrpg also brings us this less-critical AP report, What Americans Heard in Cuba Attacks: The Sound.

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Clinton Selling Uranium to Putin Is Not the Endgame-Can You Hear Me Now? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


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I told you so, I told you so, I told you so. I even told you so with much more detail, more than two years ago, than the media is telling you today. This is not the egotistical rant of an insecure journalist. I do not have time for that as ego will not restore our Republic and preserve our right to worship the Lord in the manner that we Christians see fit. I am merely laying a foundation of credibility to reveal what is coming to America.

I going to present the I told you so, beginning two years ago. I am doing so because there are really bad, yet identifiable things coming that all of us need to prepare for. Most readers will not believe what is coming if I do not retrace my steps to over two years ago and, once again, build the case.

Despite the media revelations which validate my prior publications and the events related to Clinton selling Uranium to the Russians, there are major holes in the current reporting. One such related event has to do with why the Bundys are in prison. That will be revealed here in this article.

Rules for Radicals Is the Underlying Blueprint

In December of 2014, I wrote an article where I made reference to Rules for Radicals. I was citing and applying Rule 11 of this Clowared and Piven manifesto, and I made reference to what has now segments of the MSM and most of the Independent Media in an uproar as it is being revealed that Hillary sold 20% of Amercias uranium to Russia.

RULE 11: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.

As bad as Donald Trump is, Hillary Clinton is still waiting in the wings to save us. Under Trump, the Russians will rule the country because Trump is controlled by Putin. Hillary is not controlled by Putin, she is, therefore, the constructive alternative. Someone forgot to tell the MSM that ...


Snapshot: Catalonia and Spain "IndyWatch Feed War"


  • Catalonia has an unemployment rate of 13.2%, which is substantially lower than some other parts of Spain.
  • Catalonia is home to 7.52 million of Spains 46.56 million population.
  • Catalonia accounts for 16.34% of Spains national debt of $1.18 trillion.

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Shallow earthquake at 6.1 magnitude hits off the coast of Japan "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck off southern Japan on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said. The quake struck 424 miles off Japan's island of Kyushu at a depth of 6.2 miles, the agency said. There are no immediate reports of damage or casualties. This comes two weeks after a similar earthquake, at 6.3 on the Richter scale, hit 180 miles east of Iwaki, south of Fukushima, Japan. It occurred 50 miles deep on the Japan trench, which is part of the area of seismic activity known as the Pacific Ring Of Fire.


Desde Francia, mexicanos recaudan fondos para las vctimas del sismo "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Ciudad de Mxico | Desinformmonos. A travs de la organizacin de comidas, bailes y otros eventos en Francia, y principalmente en Pars, residentes mexicanos recolectaron dinero para las vctimas del sismo del 19 de septiembre que afect a la Ciudad de Mxico, Puebla, Morelos y el estado de Mxico.

En la Maison de Mexique (la Casa de Mxico), que resguarda a estudiantes mexicanos de la Ciudad Universitaria de Pars, se organizaron por lo menos dos eventos con baile, espectculo y comida para recaudar fondos.

Adems, el restarurante mexicano Zicatela de Pars organiz un evento al que asistieron alrededor de 400 personas mexicanas, francesas y de otras nacionalidades para degustar platillos de Mxico, mientras un mariachi y un ballet folklrico de Chiapas acompaaban a los comensales.

Los responsables del restaurante, Francisca Iglesias y Jos Iglesias, celebraron que la gente s respondi ante la iniciativa para la recaudacin de fondos, y aseguraron que lo ms difcil es que lo recabado llegue a las manos adecuadas.

Estamos muy contentos porque la gente ha asistido ms de lo que esperbamos. Se vendieron alrededor de 400 mens. Los mexicanos que estamos aqu en Francia hemos mostrado una solidaridad creo que como nunca, expres por su parte Nicols Jimnez, de la Asociacin Pars-Mxico, una de las promotoras del evento.

La arquitecta Amaranda Snchez, que acudi al evento de Zicatala y organiz otro en la Maison de Mexique, seal: Estamos haciendo lo ms que se pueda, estamos comiendo, bebiendo aqu para poder apoyar con dinero, que es la nica manera con la que podemos ayudar, enviando dinero.

Lo que ms le duele al mexicano aqu, en el extranjero, es que no estamos haciendo lo que nuestra familia y amigos, lo que los vecinos estn haciendo all. Quisiramos estar all con ellos, al lado de los escombros, estar haciendo lo que se pueda, explic.

Otras iniciativas para apoyar a los damnificados en Mxico se han presentado en Francia, donde, por ejemplo, se instalaron urnas para recaudar dinero durante los encuentros cinematogrficos Viva Mxico, en el marco de la campaa promovida por los actores Diego Luna y Gael Garca Bernal.

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Michael Loadenthal: The Politics of Attack: Communiqus and Insurrectionary Violence "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Politics of Attack: Communiqus and Insurrectionary Violence (Contemporary Anarchist Studies MUP Series) by Michael Loadenthal. A book, published on August 30, 2017.


Originally published by Anarchist News. Eduted by Enough is Enough.

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.

The Politics of Attack: Communiqus and Insurrectionary Violence

The Politics of Attack: Communiqus and Insurrectionary Violence (Contemporary Anarchist Studies MUP Series) by Michael Loadenthal. A book, published on August 30, 2017.

This study is an exploration of insurrectionary anarchist praxis, with a particular focus on how the rhetoric, discourse, and theory is both informed and conveyed through communiqus. It...


A Sweet Part Of 2018's Electoral History Will Be The Mercer Billionaires' War On The Republican Party "IndyWatch Feed"

Didn't Iggy Pop have a totally awesome song for this?

The Mercers have hired Steve Bannon to run it for them, but the GOP civil war tearing the Republican Parry to shreds could never happen without the profligate spending of two of America's most odious characters, Robert Mercer, the fascist father, and Rebekah Mercer, the equally crazy crackpot daughter. Tuesday, Bannon was in Scottsdale with Kelli Ward, the neo-Nazi GOP challenger to beleaguered Republican Senator Jeff Flake, who's tops on Seor T's hate list.

Bannon was on the warpath against Mitch McConnell again-- Alabama redux-- pledging that the Republican elite are destined to "reap the whirlwind" and "that whirlwind is Kelli Ward." No one could be less deserving on this bounty than Schumer's handpicked corrupt Blue Dog, Kyrsten Sinema, who is also running and is delighted to see the Arizona GOP eviscerate itself. Bannon wasn't lying when he said the "new aristocracy," could not care less about the economic well-being of Americans. He raged that McConnell and other Republ...


Art Cashin Remembers Black Monday, 1987 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Art Cashin remembers his experiences on Black Monday:   On this day (+1) in 1987 (thats 30 years ago, if you are burdened with a graduate degree), the NYSE had one of its most dramatic trading days in its 220 year history. It suffered its largest single day percentage loss (22%) and its largest one

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Why Am I Stuck in a Rut? "IndyWatch Feed"

This is a guest post by Kid Strangelove. Kid originally published this article at his own blog, but he deleted the site a while ago so he could focus on other projects. He asked me if Id be willing to re-post some of his articles on my blog and I said yes.

Come one, come all, and behold, for I am the ultimate in First World problems.

I am 27 years old and Ive been working in the same place since I graduated college in December 2005. I was a late bloomer and my career was never my priorityvideo games and pussy werebut six years later I am in the same job, and I dont want to leave because this 9 to 5:30 gig has me doing about 30 minutes of actual work a week. When it comes to pure hourly wages, I am the richest person I know. Yet the waking up, the office bullshit and politics, the corporate mismanagement, and tons of little everyday annoyances are picking at my skin.

I live in NYC, the greatest city in the world, and I never feel like I have enough money.

Yet I am blessed, and I say this in the truest meaning of the word.

I have an amazing family that cares about me no matter what.

My on-again-off-again and currently-off-again-with-a-high-chance-of-soon-being-on-again girlfriend loves me to an almost fanatical level.

I have friends that can help me with anything. And I dont just mean the well be there to hug you friends, I have friends that are actually goddamn ballers that offer baller advice.

One friend works at Blackrock, the largest asset management company in the world, doing awesome computer shit (saying more would compromise our identities).

One friend works for a high frequency trading firm and lives in a $3,000 a month apartment.

One friend just got hired by Google after some of the biggest companies in the world engaged in a bidding war to get him.

All of these guys will be making at least $200,000+ next year. All of these guys are my age.

I am the black sheep of the family. The black sheep that happens to fuck the most girls with the smallest amount of money spent.

I know I am at a crossroads in my life and I have no idea where I want to go. My friends are guiding me towards the corporate route, a route I know I can excel at. Shit, in about 25 minutes I am about to get a call from a recruiter from a large company that found me on LinkedIn after i only put in my education and current job title. Im supposed to be happy.

But somethings missing.

I tried to fill it up with the most random shit imaginable.

Ive been doing standup comedy every so often.



This overlooked theory could be the missing piece that explains how the EM Drive works "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

What if it doesnt break the laws of physics?

By Fiona MacDonald

Ever since the EM drive first made headlines, science lovers have puzzled over how the propulsion system seems to produce thrust, despite the fact its impossible according to one of the most fundamental laws of physics Newtons third law of motion.

Now a team of physicists have put forward an alternative explanation it turns out the EM drive could actually work without breaking any scientific laws, if we factor in a weird and often overlooked idea in quantum physics pilot wave theory.

For those who need a refresher, the crux of the problem here is that the EM, or electromagnetic, drive appears to produce thrust without any fuel or propellant.

Thats awesome because it means we can get to space with way less pay load its proposed it could even get us to Mars within 72 days.

But its also perplexing, because, according to Newtons third law, every action must have an equal and opposite reaction. So without pushing any propellant out one end, the drive shouldnt be able to produce thrust in the opposite direction.

Still, as a NASA peer-reviewed paper showed last year, the drive does produce thrust, at least as far as we can currently tell. And a relatively large amount of thrust at that. We just dont know how.

So either our understanding of physics isnt right, or were missing a big piece of the puzzle when it comes to the EM drive.

A new paper published in The Journal of Applied Physical Science Internationalmakes the argument that what were missing is pilot...


With Our Shared Histories, Why Isnt Indo-Pak Science Diplomacy on the Table? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

It is time India and Pakistan take steps to encourage and motivate their fine scientific and technological minds to work together unto mutually beneficial and peaceful ends.

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (left) and Abdus Salam. Source: YouTube

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (left) and Abdus Salam. Source: YouTube

Aswin Sekhar is an Indian astrophysicist based at the University of Oslo, Norway.

India and Pakistan have tried various forms of diplomacy including those of mangos, kebabs, cricket and music. However, it is ironical that there has not been an active and sustained science diplomacy between these two scientifically rich countries. Modern day science and engineering thrives on international collaborations and exchange visits and they are conspicuously absent between India and Pakistan today.

(Matters are fortunately better on the social sciences front: economists, diplomats, etc. from both countries have opportunities to interact with each other in world forums and multilateral events.)

In the early 1960s, the Indian physicist Alladi Ramakrishnan invited Abdus Salam (later a physics Nobel laureate for his work explaining the electroweak force) to his home in Madras for seminars and stimulating scientific discussions. Both these gentlemen had great respect and admiration for each other from academic as well as humanitarian points of view. At the end of the first visit, Ramakrishnan gifted Salam a portrait of Lord Krishna, which the latter accepted with grace. In return, Ramakrishnan returned his appreciation by atte...


Turning the Optical Fiber Network into a Giant Earthquake Sensor "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The best earthquake monitoring system is already installed under our feet, say Stanford researchers Image: Stamen Design and the Victoria and Albert Museum

Optical fibers can do more than transmit datathey can actually sense whats going on around them, including the earliest rumbles of an earthquake.

For the past year, Biondo Biondi, a professor of geophysics at Stanford University, has used a 4.8-kilometer (or 3-mile) test loop of optical fibers installed on the Stanford campus to record vibrations caused by earthquakes, and distinguish those from vibrations caused by other sources, such as passing cars.

His team has recorded 800 seismic events using this fiber optic seismic observatory since September 2016, including signals from the recent Mexico earthquake and vibrations from blasting at quarries in the area. The fibers can distinguish between two types of earthquake waves, the P wave and the S wave. Thats important for earthquake warning systems, because P waves travel faster but S waves cause more damage.

Using optical fibers to monitor seismic events is not a new technologyits standard operating procedure for oil and gas companies. However, this involves first stabilizing the fibers by attaching them to a surface, like a pipeline, or encasing them in cement. Biondis project used loose fiber optic cables laying inside plastic pipes, mimicking a standard optical communications installation.

People didnt believe this would work, said Eileen Martin, a graduate student on the project, in a prepared statement. They always assumed that an uncoupled optical fiber would generate too much signal noise to be useful.

Both stabilized and loose optical fiber seismic monitoring systems work by using innate impurities in optical fibers as virtual sensors. An interrogator installed at one end of the line sends pulses of laser light into the fiber and monitors the light that bounces backthe backscatter. Changes in the timing of backscattering occur when the fiber stretches and contractssomething that happens when the ground moves during an earthquake.

A single interrogator can cover some 40 kilometers of fiber, Biondi says, and monitor a virtual sensor every couple of meters. The resolution of these systems is steadily improving. His project has demonstrated, he says, that a network of millions or billions of sensors already exists in the telecom lines, he says, we just have to tap into it.

Biondi, whose main research interest...

Palestinians fear media crackdown could signal return to direct Israeli military rule "IndyWatch Feed War"


Arrest of journalists in the West Bank is latest attack on PA's authority, Palestinians say

Thursday, 19 October


En escuela de Brasil, darn comida para perros a estudiantes pobres "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

El producto est fabricado con alimentos que estn a punto de caducar y que son descartadosRegeneracin, 19 de octubre del 2017.-Sus crticos no dudaron en apodarla comida para perro, por la forma de pequeas bolitas que recuerdan al alimento balanceado canino. An as, Joao Doria, alcalde de San Pablo, present a la farinata, que llegar []

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FBI - Russia Bribed for Uranium Deal, 1843 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF Good afternoon, Im still reporting on: FBI - Russia Brided for Uranium Deal, 1843 Synopsis: According to the FBI, Russian nuclear officials routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clintons charitable foundation during the time that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that made the decision to approve the partial sale of Canadian mining company Uranium One to the Russian nuclear giant Rosatom, giving Moscow control of more than 20% of Americas uranium supply. Federal agents used undercover agents working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather financial records, make secret recordings, and intercept emails as early as 2009 shortly after President Obama had taken office that showed that Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking form with bribes and kickbacks according to recent court documents. Rather than bring immediate charges in 2010, the Justice Department sat on the information, leaving the American people and Congress in the dark about Russian nuclear corruption on U.S. soil as the Obama administration approved two major decisions benefiting Russian nuclear ambitions. When President Trump brought up the matter during last years campaign, a Clinton spokesman denied that Clinton was involved at all. According to a source who worked on the case who spoke to The Hill on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution by U.S. or Russian officials: The Russians were compromising American contractors in the nuclear industry with kickbacks and extortion threats, all of which raised legitimate national security concerns. And none of that evidence got aired before the Obama administration made those decisions. But it gets worse! The person supervising the FBI investigation was Andrew McCabe, now the deputy FBI director under President Trump, and U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, an Obama appointee who now serves as President Trumps deputy attorney general. Both men are now directly responsible for not interceding to stop the sale. McCabe is currently under investigation in connection with a campaign donation to his wife in excess of $600,000 in 2015 by the now Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, who, at that time was also under investigation by the FBI. Former Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich), who chaired the House Intelligence Committee during the time the FBI probe was being conducted told The Hill that this was the first he had heard that there was a Russian nuclear corruption case going on. Rogers called the conspiracy breathtaking: Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Water Smacker - Makes your water less acidic by ionization. - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. h...


Trial Begins For Man That Identifies As A Woman Charged With Sexually Assaulting 10-Year-Old Girl In A Bathroom "IndyWatch Feed"

Another role model for the social justice league. Via Casper Star Tribune: The jury trial for a Casper resident charged with sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl began Monday. Miguel Martinez faces one count of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor and one count of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor. If found guilty, Martinez could []


This is The Real Reason So Many Americans Dont Want More Gun Control "IndyWatch Feed World"

Lets be clear, we already have gun control in America, but after the Las Vegas shooting, a predictable debate is re-emerging about more gun control, including possible bans on certain firearms and legally sold accessories. This is a tired debate, with each side of the political spectrum heavily fortified in entrenched positions, neither wanting to budge and both coming up with evermore creative rhetoric to justify their unwillingness to compromise.

The debate is about as productive and divisive as the never-ending debate on abortion.

But, why is it that so many Americans refuse to see the gun control light after a horrifying tragedy like Las Vegas or any of the other mass shootings happening in America? Is it just because they dont want criminals to be the only demographic with guns? Is it just because guns are part of American heritage? Is it because of the 2nd Amendment which enumerates the supposed God-given right to bear arms?

To a degree, all of these arguments are a real part of the picture, however, there is one major point which is much less frequently discussed, going above and beyond any of the afore-mentioned reasons. One that is rather taboo to discuss openly in our state-worshipping, stand-for-the-anthem, patriotic nation. This reason is the 800 lb. gorilla in the room, that so many rightfully fear, because history backs this one up time and again.

The numbers dont lie. The State is the leading mass murderer, mass casualty generator, mass property destroyer ever to plague planet earth. It is the one agency where criminals can run amuck with unlimited franchise, pillaging their neighbors, destroying communities and whole societies with absolute impunity. Government is the most dangerous human institution ever devised. Again, the numbers dont lie.

Interestingly, it was well after the 2nd Amendment that these statistics really began to pile up. It is estimated that in the 20th century alone, some 262 million unarmed people were killed by governments in mass killings. Thats roughly 80% of the current population of America.

Lets start with a number: 262 million. Thats the number of unarmed people the late Prof. R. J. Rummel estimated governments murdered in mass killings he termed democide during the 20th century. This democide murdered 6 times more people than died in combat in all the foreign and internal wars of the century, he wrote.

Unsurprisingly, the bloodiest body count was run up by totalitarian regimes, though authoritarian...


A un mes del sismo, el miedo contina y la burocracia impide que damnificados obtengan apoyos "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

El pueblo ha apoyado al pueblo y el gobierno, como en muchos casos, sigue lento, sin organizacin e incluso, para algunos rescatistas, impidi tareas que habran salvado la vida de ms connacionales.Regeneracin, 19 de octubre de 2017.- Este jueves se cumple un mes del sismo que sacudi al centro de Mxico, adems de 46 das []

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Bride Runs Over Priest with Car after He Slept with Groom on Wedding Day "IndyWatch Feed World"

A 27-year old woman from Michigan is accused of intentionally running over a Catholic priest with her car after the cleric allegedly had sex with her boyfriend, only hours before the wedding ceremony.

Yesterday was supposed to be the greatest day of Amanda Orwells life, but things didnt exactly go as planned. The young woman from the small town of Laurium, near the Canadian border, was supposed to get married to the man who had shared her life for the last 12 years, William Martins.

Less than two hours before the ceremony, Ms. Orwell decided to stop by the presbytery to talk about some last minute changes with Father David OConnell, the priest who was supposed to perform the ceremony.

As she was about to enter the building, she noticed some movement through one of the windows and saw her boyfriend engaging in anal sex with the Catholic cleric.

According to an eyewitness, 32-year old Darrell Meyers, the young woman went completely berserk and ran back to her car while screaming frenetically.

I saw her running towards her car in her gown and she was screaming, swearing and pulling her hair. She kept repeating God punishes sodomites or something like that.

The noise alerted her Father OConnell and his guest, who rapidly exited the presbytery to see what was going on.

Ms. Orwell immediately turned her vehicle around and drove towards the cleric at great speed, hitting him at a speed of at least 50 miles per hour.

She then rode back and forth over him at least three times before the officers of the Michigan State Police arrived and forced her to immobilize her car.

Amanda Orwell was immediately arrested and paramedics were called to the site to help the severely injured priest.

Father OConnell was transported to the Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital where doctors were miraculously able to save him.

The poor man suffers from a total of 3 broken bones, 11 bone fractures, a perforated lung and a severe brain concussion, but doctors no longer fear for his life.

Michigan State Police Lt. Mario Gonzales was the first...


BBCs chief international correspondent misleads on IRGC terror designation "IndyWatch Feed War"

Visitors to the BBC News website last weekend found no shortage of reading matter concerning the US presidents decision not to recertify (under the terms of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act INARA) the JCPOA.  

What will Trump do about the Iran nuclear deal? Jonathan Marcus 12/10/17

Iran nuclear deal: Trump will not sign off agreement 13/10/17

Trumps new Iran policy and the difficulties ahead Jonathan Marcus 13/10/17

Trump aims blow at Iran and threatens landmark nuclear deal 13/10/17

Trump hands Ir...


Saudi Man Sentenced to 1,000 Lashes for Performing Oral Sex on a Camel "IndyWatch Feed World"

A 26-year-old Saudi Arabian man has been sentenced to 1,000 lashes and two months in jail after he allegedly performed oral sex on one of his employers camels.

Abdullah al-Rashidi, 26, was tending to the herd of camels when he was caught performing a fellatio on one of the animals before local authorities were called in and proceeded to his arrest.

When I found him licking the camels penis, he first told me that he was drinking the sperm from the camel to cure his oral herpes infection, his employer told the judge.

I then asked him where he had heard that swallowing the sperm of a camel was a cure for anything, he explained, visibly concerned.

He then started crying and admitted that he just liked the taste. That is when I called the police, his employer said in court.

Drinking camel urine is reputed to have many health benefits but sperm is not known to have any curative powers admit experts.

Judge Muhammad El Fehdi expressed his moral disgust towards the young man.

How ashamed your father and mother must be and how much they must regret giving birth to a son who enjoys fondling the genitals of camels, the judge said in court.

Al-Rashidis parents also pleaded the judge to give their son a harsh punishment so as to deter him from repeating the offense.

I already have to live with the shame of having a son who likes putting camel penises into his mouth, may this punishment at least scare him away from turning into a homosexual, she pleaded the judge.

Under intense questioning from the judge, the defendant admitted that it was not his first offense but that he had taken part in such activities previously a number of times.

I dont know why I did it. I knew it was wrong but I could not resist, said the young man, bursting into tears.



Pt.2: Reports of Kurdistan's Death are Greatly Exaggerated: All Eggs Not Exclusive to Barzani "IndyWatch Feed War"

In the first part of this post I had images of eggs piled in one basket.
Which is generally a no/no in investing and other conditions that require diversification.

Dont Put All your Eggs in One Basket : This is a piece of advice which means that one should not concentrate all efforts/time and/or resources in one area as one could lose everything.  Everything

Common sense in life. In investing. And common sense in geopolitics. 
Yet, I`m suddenly expected to believe that what occurred in Kirkuk, Iraq is a bellwether
suggesting the failure of a Greater Kurdistan aka Israel 2.0. To believe that, unconditoonally would be folly on my part. Perhaps it is an indicator of that possibility?  But, most probably it is not! In Part 1 of this report we covered intra Kurdish conflict- Both as it pertains to this latest episode in Kirkuk while briefly touching on some past history regarding this phenomena
"Reports of My Death Are Greatly Exaggerated " is a statement that has been incorrectly attributed to Mark Twain. It also remains a standard Trope- So it's a concept that's well wired into our psyche.  To possibly want to believe exaggerated news? I don't know? Just thinking aloud.
That all said reports of the death of Greater/Independent/Israel 2.0 Kurdistan are greatly exaggerated. To believe that what occurred in Kirkuk signals the end of Kurdistan/Greater/Independent,  also known as Israel 2.0, is choosing to ignore the complexity of the Kurdish reality. While turning a blind eye the very obvious fact that the US and Israel would have very sensibly UTILIZED Kurds affiliated with the PKK. The KDP....


Pt.1: Reports of Kurdistan's Death are Greatly Exaggerated: Intra Kurdish Conflict "IndyWatch Feed War"

 Intra Kurdish divisions, and there are many, need to be stated and understood before one can comprehend the partner post, forthcoming.

 Atlantic Council
In the wake of the September 25 referendum in Kurdistan, the Iraqi government announced on October 15 that it began a military deployment to reestablish authority in Kirkuk in coordination with the Peshmerga. It soon became clear that the Peshmerga mentioned belonged to the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK)specifically, the Talabani family wingwhich views aggressive moves toward independence with far more skepticism than its political rivals in the Kurdistan Regional Government dominated by Masoud Barzanis Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP). The PUK drew the ire of fellow Kurds who viewed the deal as facilitating the federal forces reclamation of the territory. To complicate matters further, some reports indicated that Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRCG) Quds Force leader Qassim Suleimani appears to have played a role in convincing the Talabani family to broker the deal in the absence of any other international or regional mediator. These events highlight the depth of intra-Kurdish divisions at a time of rapidly rising tensions.
I personally do not believe "reports" about the involvement of Iran's Revolutionary Guards.Of course, it's possible I'm mistaken, but, for now... what is reported and what is fact do not always align

They have denied involvement.- No Iranian Military Role in Kirkuk Operation 
 "A senior official said Iran's military has played no role in the ongoing Iraqi operation to take back northern territories under Kurdish control, in......


China-Ruble Settlement and the Dollar System "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

China-Ruble Settlement and the Dollar System Author: F. William Engdahl  Journal-NEO TDC Note Be sure to listen to our exclusive interview with William Engdahl click here #### The Peoples Bank of China has just announced a payment-versus-payment (PVP)...

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First Russia, Now Iran: Cyberespionage Accusations Fit A Changing Agenda "IndyWatch Feed World"

On October 13, President Donald Trump as anticipated decertified the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear accord, despite the fact that Iran was in full compliance with the agreement. Trumps unilateral decision to put the survival of the deal in jeopardy was met with strong opposition by European leaders including Germany, the United Kingdom, and France, whose leaders issued a joint statement condemning the move.

Interestingly, a day later, accusations conveniently emerged blaming the Iranian government for a June cyberattack that had targeted numerous U.K. politicians. The attackers allegedly sought to gain access to accounts of some members of parliament all of which were protected by weak passwords and were successful in some instances.

The evidence for blaming Iran was based solely on an unpublished assessment by British intelligence that was reported on by The London Times, though they merely disclosed the existence of the report and did not read it. Thus, its contents are unknown, as are its reasons for blaming the Iranian government. Despite that, the Times called the hack Irans first significant act of cyberwarfare on Britain. It also noted that the Trump administration is likely to seize on the attack as proof that Mrs. May and other signatories to the deal are being naive in their dealings with Tehran.

The cyberattack had previously been blamed on the Russian government. At the time, British intelligence had based this accusation on merely the belief that responsibility for the attack is more likely to lie with another state rather than a small group of individual hackers, as well as its assumption that the number of states who might mount such an attack on the U.K. is limited, and, in addition to Russia, includes North Korea, China and Iran. British intelligence had also noted that the identity of the hackers could prove impossible to establish with absolute certainty.

The decision to blame Russia came on the heels of France...


Mesa 17.2.3 Offers Vulkan Fixes, Gallium3D Updates "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Mesa 17.2.3 is now available as the latest bi-weekly update for this current stable driver series...


German Man wakes out of Coma after 75 years to Learn Hitler Lost WWI "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Stuttgart | A 91-year-old German man who has been in a comatic state for most of his adult life has recently reawakened to learn that Germany had lost WW2.

The medical staff of the Stuttgart Marienhospital feared the man would relapse into a coma if told the truth about the defeat of Germany during the Second World War but were unable to conceal the truth from him after a few days.

The man was very insistent and constantly questioned medical staff and other patients for days until another patient finally told him the truth to his dismay.

When I learned the terrible news, I just couldnt believe it. Sometimes I wish I had never woken up from this coma, he told reporters in tears.

I dont know whats worst, to have spent my whole life in a hospital bed or the fact that our Fuhrer failed in his attempt to unite humanity under the Third Reich he explained, visibly emotional.

What has happened to the Homeland? People tell me there are Jews and Africans everywhere in our country! How can the German people tolerate this? This is unacceptable! he said, visibly angered by the situation.

Psychiatrist Hermann Froeschlinger at Stuttgart Marienhospital says that his patients opinions might seem extremely shocking to most, but that they have to be understood within the cultural context of the time.

Helmut Fischer survived a nearly lethal blow to the head in 1942 when he was only 16 years of age.

The young man apparently fell from his bicycle at the time, after which he remained in a semi-vegetative state and under the care of his mother until her death in 1987, when he was then transferred to several different hospitals during the subsequent years.

My deepest regret was not to have been able to join the Third Reich in its fight against the weak Democratic regimes of the West and their Jewish-infected culture, he told reporters.

Everyone seems to be concerned with the Arabs nowadays, it is all I see in the news. But what about the Jews? You cant trust thos...


Rohingya resettlement risky business for Myanmar "IndyWatch Feed War"

By David Scott Mathieson | Asia Times | October 19, 2017 Nothing better illustrates the disconnect between Myanmar government policy plans to address the humanitarian catastrophe in Rakhine state and the reality of the ongoing flight of Rohingya Muslims than to view the stunning drone footage by photographer Roger Arnold from the Myanmar-Bangladesh border. The []


Palestinos, por la unidad contra la debilidad "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Ahora, a partir de este mes (octubre 2017), y tras un acuerdo de reconciliacin nacional alcanzado por esas dos principales formaciones polticas palestinas, para superar contradicciones, aquella situacin parece ser ya cosa del pasado.

En efecto, el pasado 12 de octubre altos representantes Al Fatah y Hamas coincidieron en El Cairo en facultar al gobierno de unidad nacional palestino para que desempee sus funciones en la Franja de Gaza y la Cisjordania (ocupada) a ms tardar el 1 de diciembre de 2017.

Segn fuentes cercanas a las conversaciones, luego de tres das de dilogo propiciado y mediado por el jefe de la Inteligencia de Egipto, Khaled Fawzy, entre el representante de Al Fatah, Azzam Al Ahmad, y de Hamas, Saleh Al Arouri, ambas partes acordaron dar pasos en pos de la celebracin de elecciones generales en todos los territorios palestinos.

Asimismo, estuvieron de acuerdo en que la Autoridad Nacional Palestina (ANP) tome el control del cruce de fronteras de Rafah, que une a la Franja de Gaza con la egipcia pennsula del Sina.

Como parte del entendimiento, en Gaza se formar adems un comit conjunto para fusionar al personal de la ANP con los aproximadamente 50 mil empleados contratados por Hamas.

Ya el 17 de septiembre ltimo Hamas haba aceptado disolver su comit administrativo -que diriga el sitiado enclave costero-, y permitir que el gobierno de reconciliacin nacional palestino operara en Gaza.

Hamas y la ANP -liderada por el Al Fatah- han estado involucrados en un conflicto desde 2006, cuando la primera gan las elecciones legislativas palestinas en Gaza y estallaron confrontaciones violentas por momentos, entre ambos partidos.

Desde entonces prevalecieron dos gobiernos paralelos: en Gaza (Hamas) y en la Cisjordania ocupada (ANP).

Tras la firma del acuerdo el 12 de octubre, el Gobierno egipcio revel que para proseguir el dilogo de reconciliacin nacional palestina invit a las partes a reunirse de nuevo el 21 de noviembre 2017.

Si bien durante el dilogo en El Cairo, Tel Aviv mantuvo silencio, una vez concluido la oficina del primer ministro israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, manifest que para que cualquier reconciliacin palestina tenga el reconocimiento de Israel sta debe incluir, entre otras condicionantes, el desarme de Hamas, movimiento que el estado sionista considera como organizacin terrorista.

Israel, sostiene el documento, insiste en que la ANP no permita ningn tipo de...


2 Mount Everest Climbers Missing after Alleged Yeti Attack "IndyWatch Feed World"

Two members of an expedition attempting to reach the 29,028-feet-high (8,848 meters) summit of Mount Everest are reported missing after their group was attacked by a large hairy creature resembling a Yeti.

The group of eight experimented climbers was trying to make the ascent from the South Col route on the Nepalese side of Mount Everest, an incredible feat for any mountaineer.

They had already climbed almost two-thirds of the mountain when they were suddenly attacked by a large ape-like creature.

Six members of the expedition were able to flee have returned safely to their previous camp, but two of the climbers are reported missing.

37-year old Indian climber Gopal Nandi and 31-year old German Christof Hnigman were unable to follow the rest of the group as they were the main targets of the creatures attack.

Both men are believed to be severely injured or dead, and a search party has already sent in order to find them.

According to Hans Wittman, a Dutch member of the expedition who related the attack in a video that was sent to emergency services, their aggressor fitted the description of the legendary Yeti.

It was a lot taller than me and was covered with white fur. Its facial features were part-bear, part-ape Id never seen anything like this.

41-year old American James Wallace, who is also visible in the video, says the creature was incredibly strong and aggressive.

It appeared out of nowhere and jumped on Christof. The creature punched him and he flew more than 100 feet lower. Then, the monster looked at us and growled incredibly loud, so we all turned and ran.

James Wallace and Hans Wittman, two survivors of the attack, were visibly shocked in the video that they sent to authorities in order to ask for help.

In the folklore of Nepal, the Yeti or Abominable Snowman is an ape-like creature that is said to be around 8-foot-tall and inhabit the Himalayan region of Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet.

Since the 19th Century, many climbers have reported seeing tracks and...


Why you should consider ordering Exit From The Matrix "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Why you should consider ordering Exit From The Matrix

by Jon Rappoport

October 19, 2017

Two aspects of my research I could write about for years involved: brilliant hypnotherapist Jack True, and the ancient Tibetan magicians.

Out of this research came my collection, Exit From The Matrix. It contains many exercises that increase the power and range of imagination.

Before the priest class moved in and took over in Tibet, there was an entire school of practice that focused on creative power. These hardy practitioners were artists of reality.

They knew, with unshakable certainty, that an individual had the unlimited capacity to invent reality at every level. They assembled their own exercises for that purpose. These Tibetans were unique in the history of the planet.

Jack True and I, in the late 1980s and early 1990s, worked over these exercises and adapted them for the modern student. After Jack passed away in the 1990s, I continued to develop the exercises and eventually included them in Exit From The Matrix.

As my readers know, I write much on the importance of the individual, and his power, in a world whose self-appointed leaders hail the primary status of The Group.

Exit From The Matrix is my ultimate antidote to that trend.

Exit From the Matrix

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Man Gets Transplanted 12-inch-Long Black Mans Penis "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A Taiwanese millionaire has just fulfilled one of his lifelong dreams after a successful penis transplant from a South African organ donor.

Huy Xen Phang, a Taiwanese businessman who made his fortune in the real estate industry, had been waiting for 18 months before a suitable donor was found.

The penis transplantation is not only the fourth such surgery performed in the world but also the biggest known to date because of the enormous size of the penis in question.

I am very proud of my big new penis, I dont care if people know about it, it will only make them jealous, Phang told reporters hours after the operation.

My wife always tease me about my tiny penis, now she will have big black cock, he said laughingly.

My penis was small, like most Asian people. Now I will have biggest black dick in all of Taiwan and China, he added with pride.

Dr. Andre van der Merwe of the Tygerberg Hospital (middle) admits he is very proud of the successful transplant but that it took a long time to find a suitable donor.

Dr. Andre van der Merwe of the Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, admits it took 18 months until a suitable donor was found.

Usually we do transplants from dead bodies to living bodies but in this case, the donor is still alive, he told the Cape Town Herald.

Mr. Phang was very specific the penis needed to be over 12 inches long, not an inch shorter, he explained.

We ran ads in national newspapers and finally found a number of suitable matches for Mr. Phang with whom he arranged a financial agreement, he added.

Dr. Andre van der Merwe also warns that the procedure is expensive and not for everyone.

There are many risks involved, such as rejection of the organ by the body or surgical complications, he admits.

There is also a period of adaptation, most people are not used to carrying such a heavy load, he laughs.

It is also recommended with a penis of this size to be careful during the first erections. One might become light-headed or eve...


Sweden to get Europes biggest car battery factory "IndyWatch Feed War"


AFP | A Swedish start-up joins the race to supply electric cars with batteries
STOCKHOLM (AFP)  Start-up company Northvolt said Thursday it had picked its home country Sweden to build Europes biggest factory for electric car batteries, rivalling Teslas American Gigafactory.

The company said it had selected Skelleftea, a coastal town in the countrys industrial north-east, for the site which will employ up to 2,500 people.

Swedens main nickel, cobalt, lithium and graphite deposits are nearby.

An associated research centre employing 300 to 400 people will be located in Vasteras, some 150 kilometres west of Stockholm and the original headquarters of Swedish-Swiss ABB, which has partnered up with Northvolt for the project.

Europe is rapidly moving towards electrification, said Peter Carlsson, Northvolts founder and CEO.

Sweden has a unique position to establish large-scale battery production to support this transition with its clean and affordable energy, proximity to raw materials, and a strong industrial tradition deep in its DNA, he said.

Swedens economy minister Mikael Damberg said it was a great day, not just for the two chosen cities but also for Sweden and for Europe.

Construction of the factory is to start in the second half of 2018, and it is expected to raise production progressively between 2020 and 2023. Once fully operational, the site is to produce lithium-ion batteries totalling 32 Gigawatt hours (GWh) per year.

The project requires an investment of four billion euros ($4.7 billion) over six years for which financing is already covered.

The factory comes in response to Tesla founder Elon Musks Gigafactory in the US state of Nevada where production debuted in January and which Tesla hopes to eventually ramp up to 150 GWhs.

In addition, Tesla is mulling plans for another such factory, this time in Europe, with several countries happy to have it, including Sweden and France.

Northvolts factory will be aimed not only at electric cars and other vehicles, but also at renewable energy producers looking for electricity storage, as well as industrial companies.



Woman Claims She was Gang-Banged by Aliens "IndyWatch Feed World"

MEXICO A 36-year-old woman who is now two months pregnant claims she has been impregnated by aliens who abducted her several months ago.

Maria Juanita Sanchez, a divorced mother of three, made local headlines last summer after she called up local KJFA radio station and told the story of her abduction in a triangle shaped craft piloted by extraterrestrial beings.

After first being dismissed as a prank, the radio station talk show hosts realized there was something to the story after hundreds of callers flooded the lines describing the same mysterious craft many had seen in the night sky.

Although hundreds of people are believed to have seen the UFO, Miss Sanchezs story clearly distinguished itself from other eyewitness testimonies, claiming she had not only been abducted but also reported being sexually assaulted by the aliens at the time of the original broadcast.

I was looking at the strange craft in the sky through my window when a burst of light suddenly blinded me. When I woke up, I found myself naked and on a table with three alien-like creatures looking at me, she originally told KJFA.

Their hands had three long fingers each. Then they all started fingering me with their 10-inch-long fingers. I could not scream, I was paralyzed, she said during the original broadcast.

They then proceeded to insert their glowing penises inside all of my orifices including my mouth, my vagina, and my anus. she recalled at the time, visibly shaken.

Miss Sanchez claims she was abducted aboard a triangle shaped craft in which three alien-like creatures performed full-on sexual intercourse upon her.

The story, which made local headlines last summer and even prompted Albuquerque Deputy Sheriff, Alan Montgomery, to make an official statement about the UFO sighting, dismissing it as meteorological phenomena at the time, is seemingly not over after Miss Sanchez has called back the local radio station this week to announce that she is now pregnant, claiming that the aliens are in fact the genitors of her child to...



At, the top trending story in the country isn't about the president's interactions with Gold Star families -- it's this:

A Mississippi school is shedding the name of the Confederacy's only president and will instead be named for the first African-American president of the United States.

Davis International Baccalaureate Elementary School in Jackson was named decades ago for Jefferson Davis.

The school with 98 percent African-American enrollment is set to be renamed for Barack Obama in the next academic year, in a move proposed by parents and approved by a majority of students, parents, faculty and staff members.
And although the comments aren't 100% negative -- apparently a few liberals and moderates read the Fox site -- many are just what you'd expect:
Oh good, Barry's school of liberal indoctrination.


Let's just call it Chairman Mao High School.


Makes sense - it's likely most of them receive gov't benefits because of the disastrous job done by Obama - it literally is the "House Obama Built"


e's a major political failure and a Hack. That's what happens when you quota hire a community organizer to lead a country.


Who is Barrack Obama? I heard of a Hussein Obama, some muslim that tried to destroy America


The school motto "Hands Up Don't Shoot".


96% black students--12 black fathers---none involved students lives


The biggest tragedy was Lincoln not being able to ship those lazy babboons back to Africa


You can bet they'll add a course on Islamic studies.


So they're removing Davis' name, because they perceive him as being racist. And renaming the school after someone who is clearly racist.


The popular courses in this school are "Maximizing welfare benefits" and "Raising children on your own and still in school"


Kapernick High School! Lol


One big round black building with lowered ceilings so you're forced to kneel?!


I bet KFC will soon be carrying Obamfried chicken.


And of course Christianity will be banned and Islam adopted.


Their new motto in honor of Obama: "What do we want? Dead cops".


Threat actors started scanning for SSH Keys on websites "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Threat actors in the wild are mass-scanning websites for directories containing SSH private keys to hack them.

The SSH allows a secure way to connect to servers hosting the websites, it allows administrators to get a terminal on them and enter commands.

The SSH authentication could rely on login credentials (username and password), or on a key-based approach.

When using key-based authentication, users generate an encryption key pair, a public and private key. The public key is placed on the server users want to sign in to. The private key is saved by the users in a local SSH configuration directory.

Wordfence is seeing a significant spike in SSH private key scanning activity. warned the WordPress security firm. If your private SSH key ever gets out, anyone can use it to sign in to a server where you have set up key-based authentication. It is very important to keep your private key safe.

Threat actors are mass-scanning the web searching for web directories containing the terms, or combinations of terms, such as root, ssh, or id_rsa.

Researchers observed a spike in SSH Private Key scans in the past 48 hours.

The graph shows a massive spike in scanning activity in the past 48 hours, said Wordfence CEO Mark Maunder. We think this increase of activity may indicate that an attacker is having some success scanning for private keys and has decided to increase their efforts. This may indicate a common bug or operational mistake that is being made by WordPress site owners, by which private keys are being accidentally made public.

SSH keys scans

Recently the provider of identity protection services Venafi published a report that revealed that 61% of organizations have minimal control of SSH privileged access.

The company conducted a study among 410 IT security professionals and found a widespread lack of SSH security controls....


Mancera no competir como candidato independiente por la presidencia "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Mancera pide al Frente Ciudadano por Mxico que haya reglas claras en la definicin de los candidatos y no un dedazo o acuerdo de facto para designarlas.Regeneracin, 19 de octubre del 2017.-En entrevista con el periodista Ricardo Rocha en Radio Formula, Miguel ngel Mancera anunci que renuncia definitivamente a su candidatura independiente a la Presidencia []

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Juve Has Confirmed That Antnio Campinos is French "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

And Kluwer Patent Blog found this photo from six years ago

Campinos and Battistelli in 2011
Photo ops like these arent going to help either of them

Summary: The relationship between Campinos and Battistelli has a nationality aspect to it, not even taking into account the interpersonal connection which goes a long way back

THE EPOs focus right now is on the new Chairman and the upcoming (next) President. The Darker Past of the Next President of the EPO Part III will be published some time soon, maybe tomorrow or in the weekend. Well cover the INPI connection.

In the meantime, someone has just told us about this new article. Here are some key bits from it:

Heavy task lies ahead of Antonio Campinos as future EPO president


Apparently, EPO member states think the Portuguese Campinos is the right man to tackle the problems. A diplomatic source told Kluwer IP Law he is seen as a person who will be able to improve social relations and enter into dialogue with workers and unions, after a period of very effective reforms by Benoit Battistelli, which have led to increased productivity. The German legal website JUVE quotes a Spanish trademark expert as saying Campinos (who was born in France and, according to JUVE, has the French as well as the Portuguese nationality) is an experienced IP lawyer and a pleasant and passionate director, who is committed to the EUIPO staff.


The Techrights blog, which has been reporting for years on the problems at the EPO, is not convinced at all that Antonio Campinos will be an improvement and has pointed at the close ties between the current and the new EPO president, who have known each other for a long time.

We did not notice (at the time) Juve reporting this. So what we did not have a 100% confirmation for can now be ascertained. Campinos is French. Thus, out of 4 EPO Presidents (in a row) 3 are French. Quite a diversity, no? Might as well call the next President Antoine.


New Girl "IndyWatch Feed World"

Todays headlines in several international newspapers had to struggle with too many possessive male noun forms: Putins mentors daughter Ksenia Sobchak announced that she would run for Russian Presidency next year. Russias Got Talent!

Not that the Kremlin thought that the upcoming Putin referendum is in Jeopardy. The main contender Navalny is currently contemplating whether orange is the new black and will probably not get on the ballot anyway. The usual suspects (such as Zyuganov and Yavlinsky) have been trying to get that rose from the Russian population for too many seasons. Given that next years elections are scheduled on Crimea Re-unification Day, there is no way anybody will be able to keep up with the Kardashian.

Sobchaks bid looks very, very much improbable in this game of thrones. For starters, rumors about her being the spoiler candidate that would split the opposition vote have been circulating for months, and even URL about her announcement in Vedomosti Newspaper is backdated to September 30th. Also, her mass media career might sort of arrest this development. To most Russians she is not really familiar as an oppositional journalist, but more so as a reality show host. Sobchak used to help build love on a Russian reality TV show Dom-2 [House-2], where male and female contestants are supposed to build couples and an actual house that the best couple won at the end. The show includes numerous scenes of conflicts, fist fighting, swearing, masturbation and other delightful hallmarks of reality TV.

Moreover, before she started breaking bad in the oppositional movement in 2011, Sobchak used to hone her image as a Gossip Girl type a privileged daughter of high-ranking and rich officials. While her father used to be the first mayor of St. Petersburg, her mother has been a Senator in the Russian parliament for decades. Sobchaks (well documented) sex and the city lifestyle was also far from frugal in early 2000s expensive cars, clothes, jewelry, oligarch boyfriends, elite education.  Like every IT-girl and sometimes also a Secretary of Energy she was also on dancing with the stars.

Then comes the big bang oppositional turn: Sobchak held speeches during the demonstrations against election fraud, became a noted political journalist and is still hated as the louche spoiled rich girl who only got this far because her daddy used to be Putins boss. There is the misogynistic streak there as well: often derived for being Ugly Betty and looking...


Why the Truth Is So Important to Me (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Why the Truth Is So Important to Me Video TruthStream Media Mel here. This is my own story of how I woke up and wound up here doing what I do. I guess I just have something more important...

The post Why the Truth Is So Important to Me (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.


Saudi Orders Review of Mohammeds Teachings to Combat Terror "IndyWatch Feed War"

Saudi Arabia's King SalmanSaudi Arabias King Salman (Photo: GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images)


Saudi Arabias King Salman issued a decree ordering the establishment of a body to review the interpretations of the teachings of the Islamic prophet Mohammed that are being used to justify violence and terrorism.

These teachings, known as the hadiths (reports or narratives) comprise accounts of the sayings, habits and actions of Mohammed written many years after his death. Different sects of Islam accept different collections of hadith. Some Muslims who call themselves Quranists, only accept the validity of the Quran and none of the hadiths.

Salman directed the Saudi Culture and Information Ministry to establish a body to investigate the hadiths that are being used by extremist organizations to justify their actions.

The ministry said the aim of the new authority would be to eliminate fake and extremist texts and any texts that contradict the teachings of Islam and justify the committing of crimes, murders and terrorist acts.

The body will include Islamic scholars from around the world and be headed by Sheikh Mohammed bin Hassan al-Sheikh, a member of the Saudi Arabias Council of Senior Scholars, the kingdoms highest religious authority.

Earlier this year, during a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump, Salman inaugurated the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology to expose, combat and refute extremist ideology, according to the centers Twitter account.


Huge moon cave could be suitable for astronauts base Japanese space agency "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By RT News

Japanese researchers have discovered a cavern stretching 50 kilometers beneath the surface of the moon. It is hoped that the huge subterranean area could be used as a lunar base for astronauts in the future, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has said.

The cavern, believed to be a lava tube created about 3.5 billion years ago, could protect astronauts from the suns radiation and cosmic rays when they build a base for exploration, according to Kyodo news.

The expansive cavity, located beneath an area with a group of volcanic domes called the Marius Hills, is about 100 meters wide, according to data taken by JAXAs lunar orbiter Kaguya.

The lunar orbiter first detected a hole 50 meters in diameter and depth, but further surveys of the area using radio waves led to the discovery of the lava tube, the agency said.

The JAXA researchers scrutinized data indicating that an underground structure extended west from the shaft, the Asahi Shimbun reported.

The study confirmed that there is the possibility of ice or water existing in rocks deep within the cave.

This article (Huge moon cave could be suitable for astronauts base Japanese space agency) was originally published on RT News and syndicated by The Event Chronicle


Secret Superstar Shows Us the Small Thrills and Travails of Chasing a Dream "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Secret Superstar, starring Zahira Wazir and Aamir Khan

In an early scene in the 1995 blockbuster Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, the mood of the house changes as soon as its patriarch (Amrish Puri) rings the bell. Before that, it was alive with Western music, with the girls dancing with each other, and their mother breaking into a twist in the kitchen. As the man enters the house, the girls pick up their books, and the stereo starts emitting an old Hindi song. A diametrically opposite scene, imbued with similar themes, appears halfway through Secret Superstar, when the patriarch of the house leaves for work. As soon as the man leaves, the house transforms it into a balloon of joy, with the air rife with jokes and songs and joy, with the family members (the mother, daughter, and brother) feeling relieved, free to do as they please.

Secret Superstar has released 22 years after Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. A lot has changed over such a long duration of time, but the depiction of a patriarch on Indian screenssullen, strict, and fearsomehas not. You wonder why. You wonder what is it about Indian fathers that make them so incapable of expressing love? You wonder what is it about Indian mennot just fathers, but also elder brothers, uncles, grandfathersthat make them so impervious to love? Joy, or finding your calling, is frowned up on, made fun of. Deliverance can only be found in cracking a joint entrance exam, working a salaried job, following middle-class conventions. In Advait Chandans...


Malaysia chooses American company Ocean Infinity to search for MH370 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The Malaysian government has chosen an American private seabed exploration firm, Ocean Infinity, to resume the search for MH370, which disappeared on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board.

It is now negotiating terms with Ocean Infinity, and will make an official announcement once those terms are agreed.

The underwater search in the southern Indian Ocean was suspended on January 17 this year. The tripartite decision to suspend the search was made by Malaysia, China, and Australia.

In an email to the next-of-kin of the passengers and crew of those on board MH370, the Malaysian government said: Please be informed that the MH370 Response Team has received several proposals from interested parties to search for MH370.

These proposals included an offer by the company Ocean Infinity, which offered to search on a No Cure No Fee basis, the Malaysian government said.

These offers have been thoroughly assessed by the team and the governments of Australia and China have been informed of this in line with the spirit of tripartite cooperation.

In this regard, the government of Malaysia has given the permission for the response team to proceed negotiating the terms and conditions with Ocean Infinity.

The Malaysian government said that once n...


Movie Review: Geostorm [2017] "IndyWatch Feed World"

PS: Review posted by our blog contributor Jihad.

I was never a big fan of disaster movies they were always kind of predictable and Geostorm is no different in terms of plot. However the visual effects this time were very impressive so make sure you watch it on IMAX.

Geostorm is about a network of satellites (the net) that controls the weather around the world to protect its citizens, until something goes wrong on the ISS (International Space Station) that controls the net and it starts attacking the earth. This is when Jake (Gerard Butler) is called in to fix the situation up on the ISS while his brother Max (Jim Sturgess) and girlfriend Sarah (Abbie Cornish) assist him back on earth.

The plot is typical to disaster/alien invasion movie but the director Dean Devlin made some inpressive visual effects that made the movie a lot cooler than expected. Its fast paced, action-packed and the visuals, especially the ones from space, are stunning. Despite being a disaster movie, there are some pretty funny jokes and entertaining scenes. The anti-authoritarian character played by gerard butler was a nice touch and he played it well, I always liked his acting despite his latest roles in boring romantic comedies that I honestly think ruined his career. Other actors were also just as good and there were a couple of great actors that played small parts such as Andy Garcia and Ed Harris.

All in all, the movie was quite fun to watch especially on IMAX, but dont expect to scratch your head much on the story it was almost spoon fed to us.


BREAKING: Evans backtracks, says I am not guilty "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, billionaire kidnapper better known as Evans, has pleaded not guilty to the two counts of conspiracy and kidnapping levelled against him.  Evans made the plea at a sitting of the Lagos state high court on Thursday. At his last court appearance in August, Evans acknowledged guilt when the charges were read to him.

The post BREAKING: Evans backtracks, says I am not guilty appeared first on New Telegraph Online.


Vets Sue Drug Companies for Funding Anti-US Islamist Militia "IndyWatch Feed War"

Fighters in the anti-American Iraqi Shiite Mahdi ArmyFighters in the anti-American Iraqi Shiite Mahdi Army (Photo: Wathiq Khuzaie/Getty Images)


A group of U.S. military veterans and relatives of soldiers killed or wounded in Iraq filed suit against five pharmaceutical and medical equipment giants, accusing them of funding the Islamist  terrorist militia responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American soldiers in Iraq.

As reported by The Financial Times, the lawsuit names the parent companies and subsidiaries of AstraZeneca, General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Roche Holding.

These companies stand accused of paying bribes to the Iraqi Ministry of Health to win contracts. The ministry was known to be controlled by the Mahdi Army, an extremely anti-American, Shiite terrorist militia backed Hezbollah, the Iranian-funded Lebanese terrorist organization.

The suit charges that money from these bribes was used to fund the militia allowing them to buy weapons, train fighters and conduct logistic support.

Defendants corrupt transactions aided and abetted Jaysh al-Mahdis terrorist operations against Americans in Iraq, the lawsuit states.

The U.S. military suffered tremendous losses between 2005 and 2009 at the hands of the Mahdi Army. The lawsuit includes a 27-page itemized list of U.S. soldiers killed or injured at the hands of the terrorist militia, including claims of suffering by relatives.

The lawsuit documents the extent to which the U.S. knew the Mahdi Army controlled the ministry. Inside the Iraqi Health Ministry hung pictures of the Mahdi Armys leader Muqtada al-Sadr. Banners reading Death to America were hung in the ministry and AK-47 assault rifles could readily be found in the Health ministers office.

By the end of 2004, the office had become too dangerous for Americans to even be inside the building. As the lawsuit claims, the ministry functioned more as a terrorist apparatus than a health organization.

The sui...


Photo-Report: The North Korea Neither Trump Nor Western Media Wants The World To See "IndyWatch Feed World"

PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA North Korea (the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, or DPRK) is one of the least understood and most lied about countries on Earth. In Western corporate media renditions, most news about the country is alarmist (of the North Koreans want to kill you type), fake (all men have to have the same haircut, a story originating from Washington itself), or about the Norths military.

Accounts of the nations military prowess and threat generally ignore (as noted here) the presence of the 28,500 U.S. troops occupying South Korea, their 38 military installations, and more recently their Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery in South Korea a U.S. radar system opposed by the Korean people, in the North and South, as well as China.

On September 19, 2017, in the forum of the United Nations General Assembly, U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to totally destroy North Korea.

This is not the first time threats against the DPRK have been issued. Colin Powell in 1995 threatened to turn North Korea into a charcoal briquette and in 2013 reiterated that threat to destroy the country.

Not broadcast in corporate media is the fact that America had already annihilated North Korea, destroying the capital city, Pyongyang, and cities around the country, with 635,000 tons of bombs, including 32,557 tons of Napalm indeed turning the North into a charcoal briquette.

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Retired U.S. General Curtis E. LeMay, who headed the Strategic Air Command during that earlier war, said that they had burned down every town in North Korea. In...


Events in the Third World "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


I often report on events in the Third World. I now am including California as a third world country.

Is it as wacky as North Korea?

Yes it is

The state is $1.3 trillion in debt and they keep raising taxes, but not as fast as they fund weird stuff - like the "third gender" which they call "queer". I have given up hope that the federal government would send in troops to secure the state capital and President Trump would dissolve the state legislature and replace the governor. 

It's one of those things like "LOCK HER UP" that has great promise, but won't happen.

America used to do that to third world countries - primarily in Latin America, banana republics, who weren't with the program. Why not California? The Union invaded the Southern States with an army because the Southerners weren't doing what they wanted. What's changed?


I've commented on the situation that the Kurds find themselves in many times on this blog and hope to be able to continue. As with any place on the planet that is populated, there are factions. And I'm not going to discuss those factions here in any detail. Suffice that Kurdistan has divisions that disagree on policy the same way as the USA does.

Diaspora (outside Greater Kurdistan): 2 million
Turkey: estimates from 14.3 to 20 million;
Iraq: estimates from 5.6 to 8.5 million;
Syria: estimates from 2 to 3.6 million,



Grassley Calls on FBI Informant to Testify About Clinton-Uranium One Scandal As Investigation Heats Up "IndyWatch Feed"

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, has been investigating the Uranium One scandal for months.

Grassley is expected to ask Attorney General Jeff Sessions about the Russian Uranium One scandal in Wednesdays hearing.

It was reported earlier today that the FBI uncovered Russian bribery of the Clintons in 2009 and the Department of Justice and the FBI sat on this for four more years.

Worse yet, from todays report we discovered the investigation was supervised by then-U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, who is now President Trumps Deputy Attorney General, and then-Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who is now the deputy FBI director under Trump.

This further tarnishes this respected organizations good name.

John Solomon from Circa News reported tonight that Senator Grassley will question the Attorney General on Wednesday on the Uranium One scandal.

John Solomon: I can confirm tonight. I am reporting this out tonight Senator Grassley, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, began an investigation last week specifically asking all the CFIUS members did you know there was a criminal investigation. This is going to become one of the most important investigations that is going to evolve this fall.

Via Hannity:

Now this

Senator Charles Grassley has called out the attorney of the former FBI informant to arrange for her clients testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Circa reports:

Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley asked the attorney of a former FBI informant Wednesday to allow her client to testify before his committee regarding the FBIs investigation regarding kickbacks and bribery by the Russian state controlled nuclear company that was approved to purchase twenty percent of United States uranium supply in 2010, Circa has learned.

In a formal letter, Grassley, an Iowa Republican, asked Victoria Toensing, the lawyer representing the former FBI informant, to allow her c...


#HandsOffCorey: Support #Charlottesville Defender Corey Long "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Solidarity Cville for Medium - Corey Long turned himself in this past Friday after the white supremacists who attacked Charlottesville swore out a warrant against Corey for disorderly conduct and assault and battery. Corey is beloved in his community, known for taking care of others. Now he is known nationwide for a photograph of him with an ignited spray can shielding an elderly man from a group of white nationalists swinging flags at them. This photo emerged as one of the most powerful images of community defense and guardianship against the intimidation, extreme force and brutality that neo-Nazis perpetrated as promised against Charlottesville residents. Shortly after that photo was taken, a Nazi fired a gun at Corey. Corey Long, a 23-year-old elder care worker, was arrested for answering the call to defend his community against the imminent siege of terror that both Mayor Mike Signer and UVA President Teresa Sullivan told the residents of Charlottesville to outright ignore.


Robert Mercer Seems Really Racist "IndyWatch Feed"

With an assist from Charles Pierce, I came across an article in Vanity Fair that details allegations made in court filings against Robert Mercer by a former business associate named David Magerman. I am not surprised by Mercers banal views on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its effects, but I am relieved to see Mercers views on whats not important.

In court papers filed on Friday, Magerman argues that following a pair of phone conversations in which Mercer expressed arguably racist opinions, Magerman felt obliged to inform the press about his bosss viewpointsand that he received verbal assurance by Renaissance C.O.O. Mark Silber that the statements he intended to make were permissible under company policy. Those racist opinions, according to Magerman, included comments such as: a) The United States began to go in the wrong direction after the passage of the Civl Rights Act in the 1960s; b) African Americans were doing fine in the late-1950s and early-1960s before the Civil Rights Act; c) The Civil Rights Act infantilized African Americas by making them dependent on government and removing any incentive to work;d) The only racist people remaining in the United States are black; and e) White people have no racial animus toward African Americans anymore, and if there is any, is it not something that the government should be concerned with.

The best part of the filing, at least to us, was that when Magerman point[ed] out that society was segregated before the Civil Rights Act and African Americans were required to use separate and inferior schools, water fountains, and other everyday services and items, Mercer allegedly responded that those issues were not important. In a subsequent phone conversation (the white supremacist one), Magerman claimed Mercer initially disputed that he had said such things, although he did not actually deny saying them and in the course of rehashing the conversation . . . repeated many of these same views, and even cited research that allegedly supported his opinion that the Civil Rights Act harmed African Americans economically. (A spokesman for Renaissance declined to comment.)

Ive heard many conservatives argue that blacks were infantilized by government assistance that arose ou...

Money Won't Keep Congressional GOP Loyal "IndyWatch Feed"

I want to poke at Steve M.s argument a little bit. Hes looking to refute the idea that congressional Republicans will have no use for President Trump in the aftermath of a successful effort to cut taxes. Its an idea put forward by former George W. Bush speechwriter Matt Latimer in an essay at Politico.

the tax cut bill is a trap. If Trump actually does sign it into law, he might as well be signing his political death warrant.

The reason the tax cut bill is a danger to Trump is that its the one last thing keeping the bulk of his own party in line behind him.

once Trump signs that bill, he faces his greatest danger: Republicans will finally have an achievement to run on as they seek reelection in 2018. Their donors and supporters will have a prize that eluded them through eight years of Obama. Simply put, they wont need the president anymore. After that, the investigative team assembled by special counsel Robert Mueller can do its worst. Mueller would actually be doing GOP leaders a favor.

To rebut this argument, Steve M. points to the outstanding fundraising numbers of the Republican National Committee (RNC) that has been fueled by tons of small donations solicited by President Trump. And, its true, this has given the RNC a big advantage over the DNC: the RNC ha[s] raised $93.3 million with $47.1 million cash on hand while the DNC raised $46.3 million and ha[s] $6.8 million cash on hand.

While the numbers are indisputably good, its not clear that any Republican president wouldnt dramatically improve the RNCs fundraising over what it was during the presidency of a Democrat. If were concerned about the midterm elections, we also want to know how the congressional fundraising arms are doing.

When we look at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), we see something a bit different.

The DCCC raised $8.9 million in September, bringing the committees third quarter fundraising total to $21.4 million, according to...

Movement Conservatism Protects Itself With Racism "IndyWatch Feed"

Ed Gillespie and the Republican Party in Virginia are so bent on using racism as a political weapon that theyre campaigning against sanctuary cities even though Virginia doesnt have any sanctuary cities. And thats only the tip of the iceberg when you consider the other things theyre doing, including the mailers theyre sending out and the advertisements theyre producing even in downticket races.

I want to go back again to July 2nd, 2013. Thats the day I wrote a piece called The GOP is Moving in the Wrong Direction. It was in response to an article Benjy Sarlin had written for MSNBC in which he detailed the transformation that occurred in Republican circles as they moved from following the RNC post-2012 autopsy reports analysis (that insisted on the political necessity of passing immigration reform) to following the analysis of Real Clear Politics Sean Trende (who argued that the GOP could win by opposing immigration reform and getting better turnout and a greater share of the white vote).

What Mr. Sarlin doesnt broach is the subject of how conservatives might be able to grab a higher percentage of whites and how they might go about driving up white turnout. The most obvious way is to pursue an us vs. them approach that alternatively praises whites as the true, patriotic Americans, and that demonizes non-whites as a drain on the nations resources. This is basically the exact strategy pursued by McCain and especially Romney. Its what Palin was all about, and its what that 47% speech was all about.

An added element was introduced by Barack Obama, whose controversial pastor and Kenyan ancestry opened up avenues for both veiled and nakedly racist appeals to the white voter. A white Democratic nominee would be less of an easy target for talk about secret Islamic sympathies and fraudulent birth certificates, but that would only make other racially polarizing arguments m...

The GOP Should Kill Their Own Budget "IndyWatch Feed"

The Senate Republicans have a big decision to make this week. Are they going to approve a budget?

Senator Corker of Tennessee is a clear skeptic of the framework that has been discussed for tax reform, but hes indicated that he considers the vote on the budget a procedural move rather than an otherwise important document that sets out the spending priorities for his governing party. It sounds like he will not stand in the way of passing a budget, even though hes definitely not yet on board with voting for any final tax product.

Ive discussed this over and over again: the budget is needed to create a process known as budget reconciliation. Using this process, the Senate Republicans can pass a tax bill with only fifty votes and the vice-president breaking the tie. If they cant pass a budget, they cant use this process to avoid a filibuster and they will have to actually negotiate a tax bill with the Democrats. This isnt the only procedural hurdle standing in the way of a successful tax effort, but its the first and most important one.

With Sen. Cochran unavailable, the GOP can only afford to lose one additional vote. Yet they still stand a better than even chance of prevailing on the budget because its seen not so much as a substa...

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