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Monday, 16 October


Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein: Who Is Suzi LeVine? "IndyWatch Feed"

The U.S. ambassador to Switzerland and Lichtenstein from May 2014 to January 2017 was Suzan LeVine, whose posting to Bern was a reward for her fundraising for President Barack Obama. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, between 2008 and 2012, LeVine donated $432,251 to Democratic candidates and organizations, gave $18,840 to Obamas re-election campaign, and bundled at least $500,000 in donations from others. The New York Times reported in September 2012 that LeVine had raised at least $2.3 million for Obamas campaigns since 2007.


Suzan Gail (Davidson) LeVine was born November 17, 1969, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, to Maurice Davidson, a doctor who had served in Vietnam, and Phyllis (Fox) Davidson, whose father, Phillip Fox, was a co-founder of the American Legion. She has two brothers, Philip and Samuel, and one sister, Hanna Fox. She graduated Atlantic City High School in 1987, and

earned dual degrees at Brown University in 1993: a B.A. in English and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with aerospace applications.


Relocating to Seattle after graduation, LeVine began what she likes to call her non-linear career as a product manager for Microsoft from 1993 to 1998, where she worked on launching the final versions of MS-DOS and Windows 95.


From 1998 to 2005, LeVine worked for Expedia, Inc., first as a director of marketing and then as the vice president of marketing and sales for the luxury travel division.


From March 2006 to January 2014, she served as the co-founder and then chair of the advisory board for the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS) at the University of Washington, which is a leading early learning research institute.


For three of her years at I-LABS, 2009 to 2012, LeVine also worked at Microsoft as director of strategic partnerships for student developers and director of communications for education, working with students, school leaders, and educators to promote the advantages of teaching tech skills using Microsoft products.


During her term as ambassador, LeVine became interested in the Swiss dual education system, which emphasizes vocational apprenticeships for many students, and began...


Bottling at the phosphate dock in El Aaiun, occupied Western Sahara (quipe Mdia Sahara Media Team ) "IndyWatch Feed World"

15/10/2017 - In a few days, at the beginning of October, more than 100,000 tons of Sahrawi phosphates will have been shipped away from the colonized territory. The phosphates were extracted and sold by the occupier, ...


Judge Jeanine Blasts Weinstein, 1835 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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Harvey Weinstein Booted from the Academy, 1834b "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: Harvey Weinstein Booted from the Academy, 1834b Synopsis: You may have noticed that I have had no interest in even mentioning the name of Harvey Weinstein much less give him any publicity whatsoever. Why? Because his story of decades of sexual preditor-ness absolutely pales to nothingness compared with 500 Trump supporters being mowed down by machine guns in a pen in Las Vegas. The cops are lying about it. The FBI is lying about it and thats just it. All the tools of the Ministry of Propaganda for Deep State are pulling out all the stops to try to make the lone nut gunman theory become the dominate theory for all eternity. But it is not going to work. It is no exaggeration to say that tens of millions of Americans know something is wrong and a large percentage of them are not going to let this die. However, being someone who had hopes of being part of the documentary wing of the Burbank/Hollywood scene, I know the significance of what happened today which eclipses any previous development in the movie mogul sex predator case. Harvey Weinstein was booted out of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences by an emergency meeting of their 54-member Board of Governors. The vote was well in excess of the required 2/3rds majority required to immediately expel him from the academy. The board released a statement today. We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over. Weinstein, aged 65, was fired by the production company by the same name; his wife of 10 years, Georgia Chapman, announced that she is leaving him. And numerous police agencies are looking into charging him criminally, and the likelihood is that he will be indicted, tried, convicted and serve time somewhere for something. Unless he has an in with the FBI. In which case, a really substantial donation to the Clinton Foundation may just make all this unpleasentness go away. And whether or not that is true or false, by itself, it is a sad commentary on the current state of our nation. 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 Co......


Fake Polls Still Going Strong, 1832 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Protect Your Information From Big Data - Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF Click Here! Good morning, Im still reporting on: Fake Polls Still Going Strong, 1832 Synopsis: We have suspected it and mentioned it in several videos since the election, but now there is proof. Fake polls are still going strong in the U.S. and now, even other pollsters are complaining about it. Jim McLaughlin of McLaughlin & Associates told the Washington Examiner last week that the problem is still under-sampling of Republicans. I have to be honest, not quite sure exactly why these media polls are under-sampling. Another major pollster, John Zogby agreed. Citing a recent CBS poll that included just 24% Republicans, Zogby said: That is just not America as I know it. Zogby then tried to soften the blow to his fellow pollsters: "I don't think it is purposeful, I think it is functional. Years ago, the head of a prominent polling operation told me that they use out of work actors to do the polls. Nah, actors wouldnt have any build-in biases. 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...


FBI Finds Tarmac Meeting Docs, 1833 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

- Water Smacker - Makes your water less acidic by ionization. Good afternoon, Im still reporting on: FBI Finds Tarmac Meeting Docs, 1833 Synopsis: Its an October miracle! The FBI has now suddenly discovered that it has located 30 pages of documents related to the June 27, 2016 mysterious tarmac meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton as a result of a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act suit. According to Judicial Watch head, Tom Fitton, The FBI is out of control. It is stunning that the FBI found these Clinton-Lynch tarmac records only after we caught the agency hiding them in another lawsuit. The FBI said they expect to release the documents to Judicial Watch no later than Nov. 30. . the FBI should stop the stonewall and release these new records immediately, said Fitton. [insert Fitton] Surprisingly, the Trump Justice Department still refuses to disclose the talking points developed by the Obama Justice Department to help it respond to press inquiries about the controversial tarmac meeting. 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: h...


Kaspersky Lab Working With Russian Intel, 1831 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

- Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. Synopsis: Good morning, Im still reporting on: The Russian anti-virus software giant, Kaspersky Lab has just been busted for having a Russian hacking tool within it that helped Russian government hackers steal secrets from the NSA. The bombshell cybersecurity hit both the New York Times on Wednesday and Bloomberg yesterday so, Im guessing that its true. In any case, Elaine Duke, the acting secretary of Homeland Security, ordered US government agencies on Wednesday to develop plans to remove Kaspersky software from government systems in the next 90 days. The suspicion is that Kaspersky software contain back doors that allow Russian intelligence access to computers on which it is installed. Best Buy is taking Kaspersky Labs cybersecurity products from its shelves and website and the Senate is voting on a bill that would ban Kaspersky Labs products from government agencies by law. Kaspersky Lab, which has been an advertiser on NPR National Public Radio is being dropped as a sponsor, according to a spokesperson contacted by the Washington Free Beacon. How were they busted? In 2015, Israeli government hackers found hacking tools that could only have come from the US National Security Agency in an unnamed Kaspersky Lab product. Israel notified the NSA of a possible breach. An investigation by the NSA found the tools were in the possession of the Russian government. The NSA eventually narrowed their search to an employee in the agencys elite Tailored Access Operations division. The employee was using Kaspersky anti-virus software on his home computer. The employee, whose name has not been made public, did not intentionally give up the NSA tools, investigators deduced that he was just trying to complete his mission and he needed the tools to do it. But heres a major problem for American companies and individuals: Kaspersky Lab boasts that it has 400 million users worldwide, but half of them may not know it because Kaspersky has licensing agreements that have the Kaspersky software embedded in routers, software and telecom equipment without their name being publicly attached to 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......


The Political Economy Of Obama/Trump "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Richard D. Wolff for Counter Punch. US capitalism is again careening down blind alleys. Earlier it had crashed into the Great Depression from 1929 to 1933 before lurching into the New Deal. After 1945 it concentrated on rolling back the New Deal until it turned sharply to neoliberalism and globalism in the 1970s. That provided the comforting illusion of a few decades of prosperous normalcy. When the second major crash in 75 years hit in 2008, it exposed the debt-dependent reality of those decades. It also sent capitalism careening through a new depression followed by a devastating austerity regime. The economic careening provokes the political: its establishment center cannot hold.


Cientos de personas hicieron fila para tomarse foto con Frida en la Semar "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

La convocatoria de la Mariana detallaba que el evento empezaba a las 9 de la maana, pero desde las 7 horas, llegaron familias completas.Regeneracin, 15 de octubre de 2017.-Cientos de personas llegaron a la sede de la Secretara de Marina (Semar) en donde hicieron fila para ingresar a las instalaciones y disfrutar de la convivencia []

El post Cientos de personas hicieron fila para tomarse foto con Frida en la Semar apareci primero en Regeneracin.


Many Top US Christian Leaders Are Working With Russia - Again "IndyWatch Feed World"

Some very big names - Pence, Buchanan, Franklin Graham, Rick Joyner, and many others are involved. And Liberals hate it. It looks like the close cooperation between Russian and American Christians is gathering steam again. There was a lot of hobnobbing and event-going during the Obama years, but many American groups felt compelled to back off in 2014 when the Ukraine hostilities and the demonization of Russia in the media reached fever-pitch. But now those memories are fading, and the same old bonds are pulling the natural allies back together. The two share a strong affinity based on similar views on gay rights - especially gay marriage, abortion, divorce, homeschooling, large families, Islam, prayer in schools, Hollywood, moral degeneracy, worldwide Christian persecution, and the importance of putting Christian values front and center in society


Terror Tracking Website: ISIS Supporter Says Las Vegas Attack Shows Islamic States Success in West "IndyWatch Feed"


The Islamic State has repeatedly claimed responsibility for the Mandalay Bay Las Vegas attack that left 58 Americans dead and over 500 more injured.

ISIS tripled down on the claim they were behind the attack in their al-Nabu weekly newsletter.

A week ago the SITE Institute blog posted more on these ISIS claims.

SITE Institute founder Rita Katz believes ISIS has much to lose if they are lying about the Las Vegas attacks.

Investigators have as of yet found no link between Paddock and ISIS, but just as notably, they have also not found any motive at all. As Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said (albeit vaguely): [Paddock] may may have been radicalised, unbeknownst to us, and we want to identify that source.

However, it must likewise be noted that ISIS is facing significant losses in Iraq and Syria, and may have seen value in capitalizing on an attack it didnt commit to salvage morale amongst members and supporters.

Thus, as more and more questions arise about Paddock, we must carefully and skeptically consider all possible scenarios.

Monday morning, ISIS Amaq News Agency reported on one of its accounts that that Paddock was a soldier with the group. When my staff and I first saw the post, we hesitated, asking each other if ISIS account had been hacked. But as other ISIS channels, began posting the message, it was clear that this claim was coming from the group, so we reported on it.

Less than 10 minutes later, Amaq issued a follow-up messagea rarity for the media agencyappearing to address the widespread skepticism of its claim by stating that the attacker had converted to Islam several months ago.

This weekend SITE...


Saudi View of Donald Trumps New Policy on Iran Identical To That of Israel "IndyWatch Feed War"

 OCTOBER 15, 2017 16:34

King Salman praised Trump in a phone call for his firm strategy against Iran.

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir speaks at a briefing with reporters at the Saudi Emba

Saudi Arabias Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir speaks at a briefing with reporters at the Saudi Embassy in London, Britain. (photo credit:REUTERS / HANNAH MCKAY)

Saudi Arabias reaction to US President Donald Trumps more confrontational posture toward Tehran was strikingly similar to Israels, highlighting the two countries common desire for a more determined American effort to counter Iranian influence in the region.

On Saturday, King Salman praised Trump in a phone call for his firm strategy against Iranian aggression and its support for terrorism in the region, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The king praised the Trump administration, which recognizes the magnitude of these challenges and threats and the need for concerted efforts on terrorism and extremism and its primary sponsor, Iran, the Agency added.

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The report followed an announcement...


We are not amused: Comedian George Lopez gets booed off stage as Trump jokes fall flat "IndyWatch Feed World"

Comic George Lopez was booed off stage at a gala for juvenile diabetes in Denver last week, over an anti-Donald Trump routine that fell flat with the crowd. We're told the flap began when Trump backer and Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei donated $250,000 but requested that Lopez cool it with the anti-Trump jokes at the Carousel Ball. An attendee at the event - where tables sold from $5,000 to $100,000 to benefit the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes - commented on a YouTube video that "George was asked nicely to stop making Trump jokes by a man in front row [Maffei] who just donated $250K." But "George doesn't, continues. Gets booed." We're told that Lopez responded to Maffei, "Thank you for changing my opinion on old white men, but it doesn't change the way I feel about orange men."


What should Iran, Russia and America do with the JCPOA Deal? "IndyWatch Feed World"

On Friday the 13th of October, a day notoriously celebrated for its tragic news and bad luck, President Donald Trump gave the world both. In a scathing speech from the White House accusing Iran of a litany of offenses, conspiracies, and terrorist attacks, Donald Trump read from a teleprompter words which mirrored ones spat at the world by President George W. Bush about Iraq a decade earlier. After a fifteen-year global war costing trillions of dollars, irreversibly wounding civilization, and destroying millions of people's lives, these words uttered by Bush were irrefutably proven to be not only absolute lies, but responsible for what quite possibly could be proven to be the greatest crime against humanity in history - plain and simple. For this reason, the world cannot afford another; and an American President must never again be allowed to lecture and manipulate the nations into war using another speech of lies, fabricated evidence, misunderstood agendas, and misguided expectations - which was exactly what President Trump, or perhaps the Zionist neocons controlling him, tried to do on Friday the 13th. Although re-shaped to fit an Iranian mold and Trump's vocabulary, once again the same old words, dripping with the stench of death, poisoned the airwaves with sequential images of Colin Powell's non-existent chemical weapons claims, ludicrously impossible religious alliances between Iran's Shia believers and their sworn Sunni-Salafi Wahhabi ISIS/Al Qaeda enemies, and the nightmare of an inevitable societal collapse if America didn't act. The question on everyone's mind after the speech was, what action would be taken?


Heavy snowfall hits northwest China county, causing losses "IndyWatch Feed World"

A heavy snow hit Jingtai County in northwest China's Gansu Province on Sunday and Monday, disrupting life and causing losses to farmers. The temperature plummet by up to 10 degrees Celsius as accumulated snow reached 25 centimeters. The snow left broken tree branches on roads and disrupted the traffic. "The sudden snow brought us much inconvenience. It covered many vehicles and makes it inconvenient for us to go out," said Zhang Yuanfang, a local resident. The snow also left ice on several provincial highway sections as the fast-falling temperature brought dense fog that reduced visibility to less than 50 meters. It also caused huge economic losses to local farmers. One farm suffered loss of over one million yuan after more than 200 sheep were buried under the shed amid the snow.


BBC policy on portrayal of UN anti-Israel bias on display again "IndyWatch Feed War"

The October 12th announcement from the US State Department regarding withdrawal from UNESCO was the subject of an article that originally appeared on the BBC News websites US & Canada and Middle East pages under the interestingly punctuated title US quits Unesco over anti-Israel bias' and several hours later had its headline changed to Israel to join US in quitting Unesco.

The first five versions of the article carried the original headline with versions 2 and 3 telling BBC audiences that:

last year, Israel suspended cooperation with Unesco after the agency adopted a controversial resolution which made no reference to Jewish ties to a key holy site in Jerusalem.


earlier this year, the...


Las Vegas Police Present Third Shooting Timeline as Confusion Turns to Anger (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed"


In a Friday press conference, Sheriff Joe Lombardo fought back against claims that there is a conspiracy between the FBI, between LVMPD and the MGM, to withhold information. Lombardo blasted reports that the Las Vegas police department and the FBI were operating in an incompetent manner.

There is no conspiracy between the FBI, between LVMPD & MGM & nobody is attempting to hide anything referenced [in] this investigation, said the Sheriff.

Later in the press conference, the FBI told the press that massive amounts of evidence have been collected in the shooting probe. reports:

Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, who oversees the Las Vegas police department, told reporters that gunman Stephen Paddock shot at Mandalay Bay hotel security guard Jesus Campos outside his room about the same time he opened fire on the more than 20,000 concertgoers at an outdoor venue.

Previously, police said that Paddock shot Campos six minutes before he started firing on the crowd, raising questions as to whether police and hotel...


Housecleaning "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

These are all the defective harddisks in the household I finally got to remove them, grab the files I still needed to have (in one case) and replace them.

Todays catch: all defective HDDs in the household

  • 750 GB HDD from a Buffalo USB drive, used as a time machine in the living room Mac mini
    • Date Code 07231 corresponds to 2006-12-06.
  • 1000 GB HDD in a WD Elements drive, used as a local time machine in Sammys computer
    • 18-Jul-2008
  • 1000 GB HDD in a WD Elements drive, used as a local time machine in my Computer.
    • I managed to get the accumulated license code archive from this one. Due to an accident, additional replica in a centralised form didnt exist (I still have the mail archive, but there is a lot of other stuff in it)
    • 10-Sep-2007
  • 1500 GB HDD from the file server. Removed that one due to smart warnings, and a 3000 GB sister drive, placed 2x 3000 GB WD Red. Used in a BTRFS compound as a backup for the other backups.
    •  22-Apr-2010
    • Drive has been opened to show the little one the insides.

Adding backblaze external backup now, too.

[root@server:~] # lsblk --nodeps --list --output NAME,VENDOR,MODEL,SIZE
sda  ATA      SAMSUNG HD154UI   1.4T ?
sdb  ATA      WDC WD30EFRX-68E  2.7T btrfs  /backup
sdc  ATA      SAMSUNG HD154UI   1.4T ?
sdd  ATA      WDC WD30EFRX-68E  2.7T btrfs  /backup
sde  ATA      TOSHIBA DT01ABA3  2.7T R5/xfs /export
sdf  ATA      TOSHIBA MD04ACA4  3.7T R5/xfs /export
sdg  ATA      WDC WD30EFRX-68A  2.7T R5/xfs /export
sdh  ATA      WDC WD30EZRX-00D  2.7T R5/xfs /export
sdi  ATA      M4-CT512M4SSD2    477G SSD boot/root

The sdi is the system SSD, it just carries a fileserver Linux installation. The sde-sdh are a RAID5 with LVM2, and a lot of /export/$PURPOSE filesystems on them. Many of them are remote time machines for all the mobile computers in the household (all have local time machine + remote time machine).

Due to a purchase error, sdf is one TB too large, the overshoot is being used as a scratch partition outside of the MD compound....


The Unraveling of American/Russian Relations "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The military/security complex has an annual budget of one thousand billion dollars. This sum is larger than the Gross Domestic Products of all but a handful of countries on earth. Such an immense budget conveying such power desperately needs a dangerous enemy for its justification. Russia has been assigned this role.


Judge Jeanine Blasts Weinstein (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Judge Jeanine Blasts Weinstein Video Bill Still Video Source

The post Judge Jeanine Blasts Weinstein (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.


This is Hollyweird: Actress Bella Thorne wears porn-covered jumpsuit on red carpet "IndyWatch Feed"

With all the sexual harassment scandals coming out of Hollywood, is it really good timing to wear an outfit with pictures of pornographic posters and your breasts so exposed? Bella Thorne must be missing a sensitivity chip. From NY Post: Continue reading


My letter to Larry Flynt on Trump Impeachment "IndyWatch Feed War"

by David Swanson, October 15, 2017
From Lets Try Democracy.

Larry Flynt,

Your grounds for impeachment #s 2 through 6 (plus that of the paragraph that follows them) are already documented by overwhelming, incontrovertible evidence. What is required is to recognize that and to remove from the list the impediment of the ground you have placed as #1 which helps create the illusion of requiring more information, which risks increased militarism, and which could derail this entire impeachment project due to the lack of evidence for any of its central claims.

Thats not all thats required. Youll recall that a number of Democrats gave out the idea that they would impeach Bush and end one of his wars if elected in 2006. Once handed the majority they proceeded to do the exact opposite. Whats required now is to get clear commitments that Representatives can be held to that they support immediate impeachment and will continue to support it.

Several years back, I led a team of authors drafting articles of impeachment against then-President George W. Bush for then-Congressman Dennis Kucinich. We drafted over 60 and settled on the best 35. Had...


FBI reviews allegations of Puerto Rican officials withholding FEMA supplies "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Federal Bureau of Investigation in Puerto Rico received multiple allegations from residents across the island who say local officials in the territory have withheld needed FEMA supplies. "People call us and tell us some misappropriation of some goods and supplies by supposedly politicians, not necessarily mayors, but people that work for the mayors in certain towns," FBI Special Agent Carlos Osorio told The Daily Caller Wednesday. Osorio explained, "They're supposedly withholding these goods and these supplies and instead of handing them out to people who really need them, [there are claims] that [local officials] are assigning them to their buddies first-people that have voted for them or people that contributed to their campaigns or what not." He added, "So what we're doing is looking into these allegations. That I can tell you is happening. Again, I cannot say that we have any ongoing investigation. We're just corroborating these allegations."


Mexicanos se hacen pasar por centroamericanos para pedir limosna "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

El INM seal que en algunos casos, los mexicanos han hurtado o comprado una identificacin a un migrante para que la gente les crea.Regeneracin, 15 de octubre de 2017.- En Hidalgo, ciudadanos mexicanos se hacen pasar por centroamericanos para pedir limosna, detect el Instituto Nacional de Migracin luego de realizar un operativo.De acuerdo con Jorge []

El post Mexicanos se hacen pasar por centroamericanos para pedir limosna apareci primero en Regeneracin.


The Eurozone: still as primed for collapse as ever "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Ramin Mazaheri To best gauge the stability of the Eurozone today, an appropriate way to start is to reassess how the Eurozone responded to their last crisis. In 2012


Is that supposed to be comforting? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Tillerson says Trump wants diplomacy in North Korea: Diplomatic efforts will continue until the first bomb drops

Uhis that supposed to be comforting? Reassuring? Because Im not finding that warm and fuzzy in any way. Fuuuuuuck.


Israel aumenta cuatro veces construccin de viviendas en territorios ocupados "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

La aprobacin de planes para la construccin de asentamientos ilegales en los territorios ocupados palestinos se ha incrementado cuatro veces en 2017 en comparacin con los aos anteriores, revel el mircoles el diario local Israel al-Youm.

Esta revelacin se produjo dos das despus de que el rgimen de Israel anunciara que tiene previsto aprobar los planes para la construccin de unos 4000 nuevos asentamientos en la ocupada Cisjordania.

El diario israel The Jerusalem Post inform el lunes, citando a funcionarios israeles, que el llamado consejo superior de planificacin para Cisjordania respaldar los planes cuando se rena el prximo lunes y martes.

Este plan del rgimen de Tel Aviv para la construccin de unas 4000 viviendas en Cisjordania provoc las crticas de la Organizacin para la Liberacin de Palestina (OLP), entre otras.

Condenamos enrgicamente la aprobacin del primer ministro Benyamin Netanyahu de la construccin de 3829 unidades de asentamientos ilegales en la Cisjordania ocupada, declar Hanan Ashrawi, miembro del Comit Ejecutivo de la OLP.

Adems inst a la comunidad internacional a responsabilizar al rgimen de Israel por actuar fuera de la ley antes de que rompa las perspectivas de un Estado palestino viable.

El rgimen de Tel Aviv sigue sus polticas expansionistas en los territorios ocupados palestinos pese a que la construccin de asentamientos israeles en tierras palestinas es considerada ilegal por las Naciones Unidas, la Unin Europea y un gran nmero de pases y organismos internacionales.

Ms de medio milln de israeles viven en ms de 120 asentamientos ilegales construidos en los territorios palestinos de Cisjordania y Al-Quds (Jerusaln), ocupados desde la Guerra de los 6 Das, en 1967.

Publicado originalmente en Agencia Alwaght

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Exposed: Brutal FBI Tactics To Recruit Informants "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Trevor Aaronson for The Intercept. Florida - A bailiff pushed Jabar Ali Refaies wheelchair into a federal courtroom in Tampa, Florida, on September 20. Dressed in an orange jumpsuit and looking weak from not having had the drugs he takes to treat his multiple sclerosis, the 37-year-old Refaie was here for a bond hearing after being indicted on felony charges that allege he sold counterfeit BMW logos and diagnostic software on eBay. Refaies case seemed by appearances to be about a lot more than selling shady car parts on the internet. That much was obvious from Assistant U.S. Attorney Carlton C. Gammonss stiff bond requests $25,000, a GPS monitoring device, the surrender of his passport, and the removal of all firearms from his residence as well as the six U.S. Homeland Security agents who packed into the courtroom for Refaies hearing.


Internet Researchers Harness the Power of Algorithms to Find Hate Speech "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

During the municipal elections in spring 2017, a group of researchers and practitioners specialising in computer science, media and communication implemented a hate speech identification campaign with the help of an algorithm based on machine learning.

At the beginning of the campaign, the algorithm was taught to identify hate speech as diversely as possible, for example, based on the big data obtained from open chat groups. The algorithm learned to compare computationally what distinguishes a text that includes hate speech from a text that is not hate speech and to develop a categorisation system for hate speech. The algorithm was then used daily to screen all openly available content the candidates standing in the municipal elections had produced on Facebook and Twitter. The candidates' account information were gathered using the material in the election machine of the Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle.

All parties committed themselves to not accepting hate speech in their election campaigns. On the other hand, if the candidate used a personal Facebook profile instead of the page created and reported for the campaign, it was not included in the monitoring. Finnish word forms and the limited capability of the algorithm to interpret the context the same way humans do also proved to be challenging. The Perspective classifier developed by Google for the identification of hate speech has also suffered from the same problems in recognising the context and, for example, spelling mistakes.

Who wants to play, "Trigger the Algorithm" with false positives? "This mosaic is too dark. Let's use more white tiles here, and here."

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Irans Revolutionary Guards are more important than the nuclear deal The Guards are the defender of the nation. "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Raghida Dergham

When the administration of former President Barack Obama claimed it was helpless in relation to Irans separation of nuclear negotiations from its regional ambitions, it omitted to say that it had had allowed Irans Republican Guards to intervene in Syria and Iran publicly.

On this issue, Washington was turning a blind eye to the flouting of UN Security Council resolutions that prohibit Iran from exporting men and material outside its borders and using and backing proxy militias.


The Obama administration had voluntarily agreed to ignore these resolutions otherwise necessary to rein in the IRGC, albeit it used as a pretext the need to conclude and safeguard the nuclear deal for the sake of US national interests at any cost in the region. As the sanctions on Iran were lifted, the IRGC benefits from the influx of billions of dollars unfrozen by Washington as part of the nuclear deal. For this reason, claiming that Irans incursions in Iraq and Syria had nothing to do with the nuclear deal is a lie, because the Obama administration knew full well what it was doing. The former president not only became willfully blind to the massacres enabled by the IRGC to keep Bashar Assad in power, the same Assad that Obama had said must step down, but his administration also financed in a de-facto manner the activities of the cash-strapped Iranians in the Arab region.

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Today, it is important to remind those who mourn Obamas wisdom compared to Trumps recklessness of this history with regard to the fate of the nuclear deal. The rise of the IRGC and its expansion in the Arab region, as well as its growing influence within Iran at the expense of moderates, all happened because the Obama administration allowed it to happen. And let no one claim this was accidental or a byproduct of policy; rather, it was a historic shift in the Middle East engineered by a calculated American decision. So what is happening now as the Trump administration is about to de-certify the nuclear deal, amid reports the administration and the Congress could designate the IRGC a terrorist organization?

Iranian reactions sought to preempt any serious move by the US president and Congress to designate the IRGC quickly and firmly, issuing threats and warnings. The so-called moderate camp, to out-bid its opponents, rushed to the defense of the IRGC, with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif declaring following his meeting with the IRGC head General Mohammad Ali Jafari: We have repeatedly declared that the IRGC is an honor for our...


Trooper Accused of Sex Crimes With Teen Boy Had Excessive Force Lawsuit Dismissed in 2010 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A state trooper accused of taking sexually explicit photos with a 16-year-old boy was once sued when a Doniphan man alleged the trooper used excessive force at a traffic stop.

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Qualcomms Nightmares Are Getting Worse as Antitrust Questions Are Raised and Assessed "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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Summary: Qualcomm is getting itself deeper in trouble as fines pile up and its multi-billion dollar dispute with Apple isnt getting it anywhere

THE company known as Qualcomm used to exist in the market. One could actually buy things with the Qualcomm brand on them. Nowadays, Qualcomm is just something thats a tax. Its embedded in many products and the tax includes software patents, which arent even valid in many of the respective markets. Later this week we intend to organise our articles about Qualcomm in a Wiki page similar to that of the EPO.

Its embedded in many products and the tax includes software patents, which arent even valid in many of the respective markets.Several days ago Qualcomm got slapped with a massive fine (almost $0.8 billion in a nation as small as Taiwan). Will they fine them even more in nations like Korea and China? We shall see

From the report of Bloomberg (found via Florian Mller):

Qualcomm Inc. was fined a record NT$23.4 billion ($773 million) by Taiwans Fair Trade Commission in the latest blow from regulators over the way the U.S. company prices mobile phone chips and patents.

The company has been violating antitrust rules for at least 7 years and Qualcomm collected NT$400 billion in licensing fees from local companies during that time, the Taiwanese regulator said in a statement on its website Wednesday. The San Diego-based company didnt immediately respond to a request for comment.

Qualcomm has attracted scrutiny from regulators around the world, with it practices probed in South Korea, China, Japan, the European Union and elsewhere. The company is engaged in a fierce battle with Apple Inc. that has seen the iPhone maker cut off billions of dollars in payments to Qualcomm.

Mller wrote abou...


I, who was myself worshipped as a God. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I, who was myself worshipped as a God. William T. Horton, The Mahatma and the Hare: A Dream Story, H. Rider Haggard.


Federal Judge Rules Handcuffing Young Children Above Their Elbows is Unconstitutional "IndyWatch Feed War"

A federal judge in Kentucky ruled it was unconstitutional when a Kentucky deputy handcuffed an 8-year-old boy for misbehaving in 2014.

Kenton County Deputy Sheriff Kevin Sumner told the boy to comply with his demands or suffer the consequences.

Oh, God! Ow, that hurts! the boy screamed out in pain.

Sit back down . . . Ask nicely . . . Look at me . . . Its up to you if you want them off or not, Sumner can be heard taunting the 35 boy who weighs 53 pounds.

The boy, who isnt being identified because hes a minor, has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder and was in special needs classes along with a 9-year-old girl, who was also handcuffed around her biceps so she wouldnt slip out of the handcuffs, which might have made deputy Sumner fear for his life.

The ACLU and the Childrens Law Center filed the lawsuit in 2015 and posted videos of the incident, saying it was a classic example of the school-to-prison pipeline, which is one of the driving forces in the U.S. economy, which has the highest incarceration rate in the industrialized world.

On Wednesday, Judge William O. Bertelsman issued an opinion and filed an order finding that handcuffing children violated their Fourth Amendment rights due to their young age, small stature and their conduct does not call to mind the type of assault which would warrant criminal prosecution, according to WCPO.

In addition, Bartelsman found Kenton County liable for unlawful seizure and excessive force during the incident.

Even as young children, both were certain that what the deputy did to them was wrong, the childrens lawyer, Rickell Howard Smith, said in a written statement.

I am glad to be able to tell them that the federal judge agrees with them.

After the lawsuit was filed, the U.S. Department of Justice investigated Covington Independant Public School districts disciplinary practices.

Earlier this year, the district agreed to a settlement with the DOJ and established a new set of guidelines for disciplining children with disabilities.

Under the guidelines, law enforcement and school resource officers can only intervene if the child has committed a crime or poses a direct threat to the physical safety of other children.

Additionally, the school district issued a news release saying it will discontinue the use of calm rooms to isolate and seclude students who misbehave....


Which Constitution You Took an Oath to Defend? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Most of the people we talk to who say that they took an oath to preserve and defend the Constitution, including many military officers, (1) dont know what a Constitution is; (2) never seriously sat down and studied or thought about any one of the three Constitutions Americans are likely ...


Melissa Etheridge Arrested For Having Cannabis Oil She Used to Help With Cancer "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

etheridgeMusician and cancer survivor Melissa Etheridge was recently arrested in North Dakota after police found cannabis oil on her tour bus.


INSANE! #FakeNews NPR Runs Wild Story Linking Gateway Pundit and Breitbart to Macedonian Pro-Trump Teen Blogs "IndyWatch Feed"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

The insanity of the left knows no bounds.

Public Radio aired a segment about fake news across the US this weekend claiming Macedonian teens created fake news last year that put President Trump in the White House using sources from Gateway Pundit!

From NPR:

Macedonian professor: He started to work on his website he found sources like Breitbart and Gateway Pundit Liberty writers.

Host: So these alt-right websites are based in America

Macedonian professor: They are all based in America and they actually produce the news. Because not even one single article is produced here in Macedonia. He started showing his earnings to his friends. Look how Im earning. Im earning. 2 or 3000 Euros a month when the average salary is 100 Euros.

The professor went on to say his students were making hundreds of thousands of dollars per month doing this.

And NPR ate it up.
Its complete crap!

What lunacy!

The segment that ran on NPR channels across the country claimed teens in Macedonia figured out how to push fake stories during the election that all helped Donald Trump win the Presidency and that they became rich in the process.  The interviewee talks with a Russian accent. It is not clear who he is.

The story is consistent with a story created last year by far-left conspiracy website Buzzfeed

Voters in this election cycle were deliberately and cynically played by teenagers in a small town in Macedonia called Veles, home to at least 100 fake news sites dedicated to US politics. Most of them were pro-Trump.

Theres a fairly large group of young people in Macedonia, who, for a long time [have] been running dubious, on-the-edges websites about different topics, whether its health or other things, says Craig Silverman, who co-reported the story for BuzzFeed News.

This fake news story was one of the first efforts to denigrate President Trumps impressive win over Democrat Hillary Clinton.  It also was the beginning of efforts from far-left news and soci...


President Rouhanis full speech in response to Trumps anti-Iran stances - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

President Rouhani appeared in a live televised speech and described the statements of the president of the United States as nothing but insults and false accusations against the great nation of Iran, saying: The Iranian nation is not a nation that surrenders to a dictator by false statements and hate speech and the great nation of Iran has never surrendered to any power.


The Baltic States sacrifice their economies on the altar of politics "IndyWatch Feed World"

Making negative statements concerning Russia, the Baltic States set Moscow against themselves and force it to respond. Especially they irritate it, making unproven warlike statements for the sake of "common line" of the EU or NATO on the issue. But as John Steinbeck said "all war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal." After a major information campaign in the Baltic States aimed to discredit Zapad 2017 military exercise, Russia tries to find the most vulnerable places to hurt the Baltic States. It is absolutely evident, that such sphere is economy. For a long time Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia have been tightened [economically] to Russia and even remain dependent on it. Instead of finding points of contact (as Germany does) the Baltic leaders do their best to worsen the situation.


Trump Ignores Israeli/Saudi Abuses "IndyWatch Feed"

By offering a propagandistic tirade on Irans role in the Mideast a classic neocon screed President Trump has demonstrated his inability to bring any fresh or honest thinking to the regional crises, as Kathy Kelly explains. By Kathy


ECB Suffers from Corporate Capture at its Most Extreme "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

ECB Suffers from Corporate Capture at its Most Extreme by Wolf Richter Wolf Street Many of these banks are implicated in the biggest financial crimes. By Don Quijones, Spain, UK, & Mexico, editor at WOLF STREET. No single institution has more...

The post ECB Suffers from Corporate Capture at its Most Extreme appeared first on The Daily Coin.


Canadian Hostage: The Captors Ran Like Cowards "IndyWatch Feed"

He needs a serious debriefing before being let loose on the streets. Via Daily Mail: The Canadian hostage who was freed from Taliban captivity in Aghanistan along with his wife and three young children recalled the harrowing firefight which led to the release of his family, it was revealed on Saturday. Former hostage Joshua Boyle []


Kurds reject Baghdads demand to nullify referendum results "IndyWatch Feed War"

Leaders of Iraqs Kurdistan region have renewed their negotiation offer to Baghdad but said they would not cancel the outcome of an independence vote. Kurdish officials also snubbed military threats over Kirkuk.

Massud Barzani and Fuad Massum (Getty Images/AFP/S. Mohammed)

A meeting between Iraqi President Fuad Masum and his Kurdish counterpart Masud Barzani was held in Sulaymaniyah after a deadline set by the Iraqi government for peshmerga fighters to surrender expired on Sunday, Iraqi media reported.

After meeting with Iraqi officials on Sunday, Barzani said his government had rejected Baghdads demand to cancel outcome of independence vote and pledged to defend the autonomous region in case of an attack.

Kurdish leaders, however, renewed their offer to resolve the crisis peacefully with Baghdad, Barzanis aide Hemin Hawrami said on Twitter.

There will not be any unilateral negotiation with Baghdad by either PUK or KDP. If there be any negotiation with Baghdad it will be a joint delegation representing all Kurdistan parties. KDP/PUK reject any demands to nullify the referendum results. Refuse preconditions, Hawrami said.


Encryption For The Most Meager Of Devices "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

It seems that new stories of insecure-by-design IoT devices surface weekly, as the uneasy boundary is explored between the appliance and the Internet-connected computer. Manufacturers like shifting physical items rather than software patches, and firmware developers may not always be from the frontline of Internet security.

An interesting aside on the security of IoT traffic comes from [boz], who has taken a look at encryption of very low data rate streams from underpowered devices. Imagine perhaps that you have an Internet-connected sensor which supplies only a few readings a day that you would like to keep private. Given that your sensor has to run on tiny power resources so a super-powerful processor is out of the question, how do you secure your data? Simple encryption schemes are too easily broken.

He makes the argument for encryption from a rather unexpected source: a one-time pad. We imagine a one-time pad as a book with pages of numbers, perhaps as used by spies in Cold-War-era East Berlin or something. Surely storing one of those would be a major undertaking! In fact a one-time pad is simply a sequence of random keys that are stepped through, one per message, and if your message is only relatively few bytes a day then you have no need to generate more than a few K of pad data to securely encrypt it for years. Given that even pretty meager modern microcontrollers have significant amounts of flash at their disposal, pad storage for sensor data of this type is no longer a hurdle.

Where some controversy might creep in is the suggestion that a pad could be recycled when its last entry has been used. You dont have to be a cryptologist to know that reusing a one-time pad weakens the integrity of the cypher, but he has a valid answer there too, If the repeat cycle is five years, your opponent must have serious dedication to capture all packets, and at that point its worth asking yourself just how sensitive the sensor data in question really is.

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What Is Calcium Toxicity and Hypercalcemia? "IndyWatch Feed World"

What Is Calcium Toxicity and Hypercalcemia? | calcium | General Health Special Interests

In some ways, a healthy human body can be likened to a fine tuned, quality engine. A solid engine is more than mechanically sound, it has also been given the proper fluids and fuels necessary to operate. It might have gas, but without oil, there will be problems. Conversely, adequate oil and inadequate gas is also a recipe for disaster. Your body is similar, it needs calories (fuel) for operating energy, but it also needs quality calories with certain vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in the proper proportions. Often times we hear about malnutrition and not getting enough vitamins and minerals, but what happens if you get too much? Can that be bad? Natural or not, many things do have an upper limit and calcium is no exception; too much can, in fact, be detrimental.

What is Hypercalcemia?

Hypercalcemia is a condition that is defined by having too high of calcium levels in the blood. Hypercalcemia can originate from several sources. It is certainly possible to experience hypercalcemia by consuming too many calcium supplements, and certain diseases can also lead to high calcium levels in the blood, but the vast majority of the time, hypercalcemia the result of thyroid dysfunction, a condition known as hyperparathyroidism. The parathyroid gland produces the hormones that regulate calcium in the body. If those hormone levels are out of whack, calcium can be released from the bones into the blood. This will weaken bone structure and can cause other problems too. Symptoms of hypercalcemia include lethargy, mental imbalance, weakness, dehydration, constipation, nausea, diarrhea, and even heart arrhythmia. [1] When chronic constipation is associated with thyroid disorders, it is often attributable to hypercalcemia. [2]

Calcium supplements that contain calcium citrate and calcium carbonate are not ver...


As America Searches for Answers, Internet Notes Saudi Royals Own Hotel Rooms Above Vegas Shooter "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

saudiThe proximity between the Saudi Royal Family's property and the Las Vegas shooting is raising questions about its influence on the massacre.


Left Turn? California Senate leader Kevin de Len tells several Democrats he will challenge Sen. Dianne Feinstein "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Seema Mehta and Melanie Mason
The Los Angeles Times

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California Senate Leader Kevin de Len will announce an audacious bid to challenge fellow Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Sunday, according to multiple Democrats who spoke to De Len about his plans Saturday.

The announcement sets the stage for a bitter intraparty battle next year, pitting Feinstein, who epitomizes the Democratic old guard, against a member of the partys ambitious younger generation seeking to climb the political ladder.

Three prominent Democrats told The Times that De Len contacted them Saturday to disclose his plans, which are expected to be unveiled Sunday. They requested anonymity to speak openly about their conversations.

Attempts to reach De Lens political advisors were unsuccessful Saturday evening. But confidantes told The Times earlier this week that De Len was strongly leaning toward challenging Feinstein, who at 84 is the oldest member of the Senate and was first elected to the chamber in 1992.

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Rumors about De Len challenging Feinstein crescendoed in recent days, notably after Californias senior senator formally launched her reelection campaign for a fifth full term on Monday. Unlike previous years, she has fa...


About time: Nineteen GOP congressmen call for Mueller hearings to "bring his team out of the shadows" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Nineteen GOP Congressmen signed a letter which was sent Friday calling for Congressional hearings on Special Counsel Robert Mueller to keep him and his seventeen liberal hack lawyers accountable. The letter sent to House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte and Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley opens up by pointing out that every U.S. Attorney has to be confirmed by the Senate. This process brings forward any conflicts of interest, bias or questionable past conduct. Mueller and his team arguably have more power yet have not gone through any such process. "This team has sweeping authority and an open-ended mission, yet they are allowed to operate largely in secret, selected by and ultimately accountable to only one person: Mr. Mueller himself. With numerous reports emerging almost everyday on possible conflicts of interest and allegations of political bias, it would be in the interest of both the public and the Special Counsel team to speak to the American people through their elected representatives in Congress." "Accordingly, we respectfully request that one of both of the Judiciary Committees immediately convene a public and open hearing or series of hearings to bring Mr. Mueller and his team out of the shadows and into the public square."


Sunday palate cleanser: Royal Ballet class "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Company run through their daily ballet class, filmed in full as part of World Ballet Day 2017


Casual Observation "IndyWatch Feed"

As promised, I ignored politics this morning. My kids finally put together a solid all around soccer game. Last week, they came back from a 3-0 deficit to win 5-4, which was satisfying. This week, they built on a 4-3 half time lead and won 13-3, which was a whole lot more satisfying. Near the end, I was trying without success to figure out some combination that would prevent them from scoring. But they were still executing set plays we worked on in practice three weeks ago. Excellent stuff.

I'm too busy this afternoon to set aside time to write long pieces, but I'd write about Manafort if I did have the time. I have a good piece on him banging around in my head.


Hannity Feels Empowered to Act Like Trump "IndyWatch Feed"

I sure am glad its Friday. I know it has been a demoralizing week in politics when something like this fails to bring a smile to my face and winds up just making me more dispirited about the state of the nation:

Fox News host Sean Hannity fanned the flames of his feud with Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) late Thursday, saying he has done nothing in Washington and to call me when you repeal ObamaCare loser.

Hannity and Sasse have gone back and forth over President Trumps criticism of news outlets and his recent tweets suggesting television news outlets licenses be evaluated and possibly revoked.

The latest jab by Hannity was in response to Sasse suggesting he supports the Constitution and Hannity does not. Sasses comment was made after Hannity said he regretted supporting Sasse as a candidate because of his Trump criticism.

Im all for seeing the Republicans in disarray, but this is more an example of the president empowering people to act like him in a bullying and demeaning way.

If I could, Id impeach the president just for having this kind of influence on people. Id impeach him so my son doesnt have to witness this and maybe think this is how powerful and successful people normally behave.

Even though I dont write much on the weekends anymore, I usually keep up with the political news. This weekend is going to be different. Im unplugging from this travesty. I need a break from the crap. Its gonna all about soccer and baseball and a new puppy that is joining the family.

Im sure things will be far worse by Monday. These days, they always are.


Is the GOP in the Best Place It Has Ever Been? "IndyWatch Feed"

I cant imagine saying this even though I suppose that there are a few ways in which it is actually true:

Republican National Committee (RNC) chair Ronna Romney McDaniel says the GOP is in the best place its ever been.

During a visit to Denver, McDaniel said the partys high fundraising shows a strong base, the Denver Post reported.

The RNC has had, actually, record fundraising in a post-presidential year, Romney McDaniel said. That shows that our base is rallying around what our president put forward in terms of his agenda. I think were in the best place weve ever been as a party.

The GOP hasnt had this much power across the country since the 1920s, although that says little about how theyre positioned to do in the upcoming elections. And while its true that the RNC is raising money hand over fist, the same cant be said for other party organizations like the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

Mainly, I cant look at classic metrics like money raised and early poll numbers as meaningful indicators of the quality of the place the Republican Party is in. The GOP is a suppurating wound on the body politic. Its a twenty-car pileup with toxic waste strewn across the highway, unsafe even for idle rubbernecking.

The only thing Im interested in knowing is whether theres really any distinction between the health of the Republican Party and the place of the nation. Are we as terminally sick as they are? Can we decouple ourselves from them before its too late?

Because if people go ahead and vote for these folks again and return them to power, itll be time to call the coroner and have him note the time of death.



So, Most Patriotic Man In America Is The Porn King? "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

US porn king Larry Flynt offers $10million for dirt to impeach the moron Larry Flynt and Hustler magazine announce a cash offer of up to $10 million for information leading to the impeachment and removal from office of Donald J. Trump, an advertisement published in the Washington Post on Sunday reads. The so-called president is dangerously []


Security Guard & Key Witness in Vegas Shooting Disappears as Official Story Falls Apart "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The security guard who is the key witness in the Vegas shooting and who was shot by Paddock, checked into a quick clinic and now no one knows where he is.


Somali Truck Bomb Death Toll Rises "IndyWatch Feed War"

The death toll from Saturdays massive truck bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu has risen to more than 230, the deputy speaker of Somalias upper house of parliament Abshir Mohamed Ahmed tells VOA. More than 200 people were wounded in the blast, including a VOA reporter. Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo said the country will []



Jails Replace In-Person Visitation With Video Screens "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Mike Ludwig for Truthout. The rash of suicides alarmed mental health experts and local watchdogs, and Arce's death has advocates calling out the lack of equal access to services for disabled people in prison. Despite concerns about the mental health of its prisoners and alleged discrimination against disabled people, the local sheriff's office no longer allows in-person visitation at the jail, which serves major suburbs of New Orleans. Critics say changing the visitation policy could take a heavy toll on people who are already in an emotionally challenging position.


En su ltimo ao de administracin, Javier Duarte da al erario por ms de 12 mmdp "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Durante el ltimo ao de la administracin de Javier Duarte, se detect un dao patrimonial por 12 mil 592 millones 249 mil 805 pesos.Regeneracin, 15 de octubre de 2017. En el ltimo ao de la administracin del prista Javier Duarte de Ochoa se detect un presunto dao patrimonial por 12 mil 592 millones 249 mil []

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Iran Condemns Terrorist Attack in Somalian Capital "IndyWatch Feed War"

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman has denounced a deadly blast in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu, which has killed and wounded dozens of innocent people. In his Sunday statement, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi also expressed sympathy with the Somalian nation and the relatives of the tragic attacks victims. The death toll from the most powerful []



Chinas Peoples Daily launches English app in soft power push "IndyWatch Feed War"


AFP/File | The Peoples Daily launched its English-language mobile application ahead of the Communist Partys 19th National Congress, a twice-a-decade political meeting.

BEIJING (AFP)  The Peoples Daily, the mouthpiece of Chinas ruling Communist Party, launched an English-language mobile application on Sunday in what it called a strategic step to strengthen Beijings influence internationally.

The newspaper, which sold an average of 3.18 million copies a day in 2016, launched a Chinese app three years ago that it says has been downloaded 200 million times, but it did not yet have an app in English for mobile phones.

The app launch comes ahead of a key party congress expected to confirm a second term for President Xi Jinping, who has been keen to demonstrate Chinas increasing global influence.

To develop an English app is a strategic move to further enhance our global influence and presence, Peoples Daily Newspaper Group president Yang Zhenwu said at a ceremony at a brand new headquarters in Beijing, in the presence of senior government officials.

We are striving to achieve what President Xi has asked, namely to speak well of China and to spread his word well, Yang added.

The Partys Central Committee representative, vice-minister Guo Yezhou, said it was very important to tell the world about the theories and philosophy of the CCP and to tell good stories about China and the (Party).

The new English-language apps home page launched on Sunday with a photo of Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari, who sent a congratulatory letter to his Chinese counterpart Xi for the upcoming 19th National Congress, a twice-a-decade political meeting.

Peoples Daily also has a website that broadcasts its articles in eight languages.

In addition to the Peoples Daily, China has several international news channels, including Xinhua news agency and, since the end of 2016, the China Global Television Network (CGTN), which brings together foreign language channels of its state broadcaster.

Conversely, the Chinese regime closely controls information allowed to enter the country, and bans the websites of certain foreign media such as Le Monde and the New York Times.

Beijing has maintained that its various forms of web censorship collectively known as The Great Firewall are necessary for protecti...


The NY Times is wrong again. I was spat upon. "IndyWatch Feed War"

"The reporter was asking about accounts that soldiers returning from Vietnam had been spat on by antiwar activists. I had told her the stories were not true. I told her that, on the contrary, opponents of the war had actually...


No End to Dutertes Abusive Prosecution of Drug War Critic "IndyWatch Feed World"

(HRW)  The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday dashed hopes it would overturn the politically motivatedprosecution of the highest-profile critic of President Rodrigo Dutertes murderous war on drugs.

The court voted 9 to 6 to uphold the arrest and detention of Senator Leila de Lima on drug charges. De Lima, a former justice secretary, has been an outspoken critic of Dutertes anti-drug campaign that independent nongovernmental organizations and media outlets estimate has resulted in the deaths of more than 12,000 people over the past 15 months.

De Lima had argued that as a legislator, the countrys anti-graft court, or Sandiganbayan, had jurisdiction over her, not the criminal courts. But the Supreme Court ruled that the jurisdiction of the Sandiganbayan is limited to violations of the anti-graft laws and do not extend to violations of the drugs law. The decision means that de Lima will remain detained at Camp Crame, the headquarters of the Philippine National Police, in Manila, where she has awaited trial for nearly eight months.

De Lima, her former driver, and others are accused of violating the countrys Dangerous Drugs Act, which prohibits the sale, trading, administration, dispensation, delivery, distribution, and transportation of illegal drugs. If convicted, de Lima faces between 12 years to life in prison. Under the Philippine Constitution, legislators only enjoy immunity from arrest for crimes punishable by fewer than six years imprisonment.

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De Limas arr...


Daily Inspiration --- Heighten the Senses "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Warm October mornings, moonless before the first light of dawn, a perfect time to walk in the woods. Find the path with your feet. Listen for subtle crunching of leaves and branches if you step to one side or the other. Be aware of your fear or your peace or your anxiety or your wonder. Witness your inner workings as you witness the world outside, from a slight distance, full engagement, no judgment.


meme x giffy "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The other week I was tinkering with editing GIF animations in Emacs, and then I started wondering: Can this be any more ridiculous?


So its a mashup of the Emacs meme mode and the new GIF animation code.  I spent most of the time on this wondering whether I could somehow make one or the other a minor mode before giving up and just mashed the code into meme.el, which can be found on Github.

The main challenge here was figuring out how to make this fast enough.  The first naive implementation just created an SVG 25 times a second with all the data in it, and Emacs just isnt fast enough to print a ~2MB XML structure that often.  (Not to mention when animating bluray screen grabs: The SVG structure is then about 7MB.)

So I cheated and pre-computed the screengrab bits, and then plonked down those bits into the printed XML structu...


A New Debian/Ubuntu Kernel Build With The Latest AMDGPU DC Patches "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

For those wanting to run the very latest bleeding-edge AMDGPU DC display code on an Ubuntu/Debian-based box, here is a fresh x86_64 kernel build of the latest DC kernel patches as of today...


Si los problemas son de nosotros tambin: Movimiento Popular Oaxaqueo "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Oaxaca | Desinformmonos. El manantial de Ro Chiquito en la Sierra Chinanteca de Oaxaca se desbord. Las familias perdieron sus cosechas, sus animales -y algunos- hasta sus casas.
El olvido de las autoridades priv, la ayuda humanitaria y las acciones para la reconstruccin de la comunidad siguen ausentes.
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Fuimos a dejar 150 despensas pero la realidad nos rebas, como organizacin quisiramos hacer ms pero vamos paso a paso, dice a Desinformmonos No Fajardo, integrante de la Unin Campesina e Indgena de Oaxaca (UCIO).
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UCIO es una de las organizaciones presentes es la Expo Feria Ecolgica impulsada por  el Centro de Apoyo al Movimiento Popular Oaxaqueo (CAMPO) con el objetivo de reactivar la economa local de pequeos productores y de productos orgnicos.
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En la feria se han congregado productores y artesanos/as de comunidades como Juchitn, Huahutla de Jimnez, San Marcos Tlapazola, Tlauitoltepec, entre otros.
Contribuir a la economa local de nuestros pueblos es el principal objetivo de este esfuerzo. Ciento setenta productores locales, familias y organizaciones estn presentes. Estamos seguros de que las respuestas a las problemticas que enfrentamos vienen del mismo pueblo por lo que nuestros esfuerzos continuarn enfocados en ello, afirma Eduardo Torres, director de CAMPO.
En la feria estn presentes familiares de presos polticos, ex presos polticos, familiares de Cristian Toms Garnica estudiante de Ayotzinapa desaparecido; constructores alternativos, luego de los sismos ocurridos en Oaxaca, artistas, activistas y defensoras/es de los derechos...


Lightning strikes kill at least 4 and injure 5 others in Bangladesh "IndyWatch Feed World"

At least four people have been killed and five others injured by lightning strikes in different areas of Jamalpur and Kurigram. Our Jamalpur correspondent reported that two people were killed in separate lightning strikes in district's Dewanganj upazila around 2pm on Friday. The deceased are Aizol Haque, 50, from Chukaibari union and Minhaj Uddin, 15 from Bahadurbad union. Dewanganj police station OC Md Mostasinur Rahman confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune. In Kurigram, two more people were killed while five others were reportedly injured by lightning strikes in two upazilas in the district on Friday.


RT crew films shocking stockpiles of ISIS arms abandoned inside liberated Al-Mayadeen "IndyWatch Feed World"

An enormous arsenal of various weapons and production facilities, plus a fleet of explosive-laden and armored vehicles has been discovered inside the recaptured Islamic State stronghold in Deir ez-Zor province, RT reports from the Al-Mayadeen frontline. Following in the footsteps of the Tiger Forces, commanded by Syrian Army Brigadier General Suheil Salman al-Hassan, nicknamed 'The Tiger', an RT Arabic crew managed to film a number of warehouses full of weapons that Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) hastily abandoned, fleeing the city to the eastern side of the Euphrates River. "Weapons warehouses here were simply huge. I'm just shocked by the amount of weapons I saw," Syrian Army Lt. Col. Rahmi Mauwas told RT at the battlefront. "There are hundreds and even thousands of weapons and ammunition of various kinds."


Never Break These Five Rules of Rifle Cleaning "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Never Break These Five Rules of Rifle Cleaning By Damian Ross Guns are complex pieces of machinery, and as such, they require a disciplined regimen of cleaning. Without regular cleaning, the crucial mechanisms that enable the firearm to discharge reliably...

The post Never Break These Five Rules of Rifle Cleaning appeared first on The Daily Coin.


Florida Deputy Was in Uniform When he Shot Ex-Girlfriend in Back as She Walked Dog "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Florida deputy who shot his ex-girlfriend several times as she walked her dog then turned the gun on himself Thursday morning was wearing his department-issued uniform at the time

The post Florida Deputy Was in Uniform When he Shot Ex-Girlfriend in Back as She Walked Dog appeared first on Filming Cops.


Philippines: The State of the Nation Police Killings With Impunity "IndyWatch Feed War"

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The last time Eduardo Serino Sr. was seen alive was with these policemen accosting him

The Philippine Inquirer

The case of farmer Eduardo Serino Sr., last seen alive being held by policemen on Sept. 30 and brought dead two hours later to a hospital, deserves the full attention of the government and the public at large. It is a classic reflection of the plight of poor folk, those without influence and therefore without power, prey to a cops sly grin.

In an ideal world, theres a basic premise in being taken in by policemen: You are safely in their custody while due process runs its course.

But that is not what happened in Serinos case. According to a report by the Inquirers Julie Alipala, from the account of Rosherl Lumpapac, the employer of Serinos wife, the farmer from Sibuco, Zamboanga del Norte, had traveled to Zamboanga City to bring money to pay for his young sons hospital bill.

He was probably on his way to the bus terminal and back to Sibuco when he lost his way and wound up walking on RT Lim Boulevard. It was there that cops stopped him and demanded that he open his backpack. He refused.

What happened next is obvious from a photograph that went viral online: Serino is sitting on the sidewalk with his hands behind his back, likely cuffed. His forehead is bloodied; he is wincing. He is being held down by a policeman with a stick. Three other cops are standing around him.

In a post (since deleted) on the Facebook page of the Zamboanga City police office, Senior Insp. Edwin Duco said Serino had resisted the cops and managed to get free of the handcuffs.

The photo, the last image of the farmer alive, was posted by Lumpapac, who described the Serinos as kindhearted, hardworking and very respectful people. She added: I felt bad about the way cops treated manong (Serino). This man has never been violent.

From the police station on Old Mercado Street, Serinos bruised corpse was brought by cops to the Zamboanga City Medical Center. Duco claimed that the bruises were caused, not by policemen beating Serino, but by Serino hurting himself in the police station. This is why Serino died, Duco claimed.

But he refused to show reporters the police blotter report, citing guidelines from Camp Crame. He also would not release the medical report, citing the alleged refusal of hospital authorities.

The Commission on Human Rights is now looking into the case.

At the other end of the country last Oct. 10, a scene of power and influence played out with th...


Escuelas y clnicas cierran por violencia en la sierra de Guerrero "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

En las clnicas de salud de las localidades del Municipio de Heliodoro Castillo, colindante con Chilpancingo, las puertas estn cerradas desde hace ms de un ao.Regeneracin, 15 de octubre de 2017.- La creciente ola de violencia, ha generado que escuelas, clnicas de salud y hasta rutas de transporte cierren en Heliodoro Castillo, Chilpancingo, Leonardo Bravo []

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Organizers Of White Nationalist Rally In Charlottesville Sued "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Scott Malone and Lisa Shumaker for Reuters and by Brett Eadkins for Integrity First for America. Two people who say they were injured in a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia sued the man charged with killing a woman by driving his car through the crowd as well as the events organizers on Tuesday for $3 million. Tadrint Washington and Micah Washington said in papers filed in Charlottesville circuit court that they had been among the people hurt when James Alex Fields drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing one. Another lawsuit filed in federal court in Charlottesville states that neo-Nazis and white supremacists terrorized and harmed residents of Charlottesville, Virginia during the violent marches of August 11-12, 2017, violating the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, the Civil Rights Act of 1866, and various other statutes.


SUNDAY SCREENING: Operation Hollywood (2004) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Our weekly documentary film curated by our editorial team at 21WIRE.

How many of your favorite movies been shaped and directed by the Pentagon? Since the 1970s, a number of successful Hollywood blockbuster hits, including Patton, Apocalypse Now, Top Gun, Three Kings, Saving Private Ryan, Blackhawk Down and others had their productions and budgets augmented by the US military machine including the use military bases, heavy weaponry, submarines aircraft and aircraft carriers generously made available to the studios but at a price. The quid pro quo is that Pentagons experts are then allowed to vet hundreds of screenplays each year, and even have direct input into the story lines.

Operation Hollywood explores the cozy relationship between the big entertainment studios and the military industrial complex, and asks why Americans, and the world, accept that the Pentagon will use movies to promote its own brand of propaganda in the furtherance of a US-centric global agenda of militarization. Watch:

Run time: 52 min
Director: Emilio Pacull
Distributor Arte France and Les Films dIci (2004)

For additional background on this topic, listen to author Jay Dyers highly informative lecture on the subject.



Forget About Apple; Two of the Leading Phone Makers (Samsung and Huawei) Are Bickering Over Patents "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The aggressor is Huawei

Huawei and China

Summary: Massive Android OEMs, Huawei and Samsung, are in a big patent dispute and this time, for a change, China is a legal battleground

THE war Apple started against Android in 2010 was a patent war. The first target was HTC from Taiwan. Later on Apple targeted the biggest (at the time) Android OEM, namely Samsung.

Huawei has since then challenged Samsung to the crown, after Samsung became a bigger OEM than Apple. As is widely known by now, Apple started flinging all sorts of ridiculous design patent lawsuits at Samsung. Some of these patents looked almost comical and last week we explained why design patents, as a whole, are a lame shame (trademark and copyright laws already cover designs). More people need to talk about this. Several days ago Patently-O plotted duration of such patents (believe it or not, its fifteen years). If I were preparing to file a design patent around early May 2015, it said, I might have held-off a bit on the filing to pass the May 13, 2015 threshold. Design patents stemming from applications filed on or after that date have a 15-year patent term (calculated from patent issuance) as opposed to a 14-year term for those filed prior to the threshold date.

the patent courts in china have become kangaroo courts like the Eastern District of Texas.So the USPTO further extended the life of patents which probably ought not exist in the first place.

Sadly, patents like these continue to be used in countries where the threshold for patenting is low. Huawei, for example, first sued Samsung in both China and the US, knowing that Chinas State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) is notorious worldwide for probably the lowest patent quality. Moreover, as we have shown recently, the patent courts in china had become kangaroo courts like in the Eastern District of Texas. Here is the latest on this from English-speaking Chinese media:




A friend recently observed about President Donald Trump: "Ignore what he says, but watch what he does." In general, this is a useful guide to the rollercoaster ride that is the Trump Presidency. But on some occasions, it is useful...


Cop Claims He has the Right to Assault Innocent Man, Yank Him Out of Car, Because I Said So! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

manAn innocent man was forcibly yanked from his car and threatened with a police K9 for not wanting to exit his vehicle for an unreasonable search of his vehicle.


50,000% return: Assange thanks US government who forced him to invest in Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed World"

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange posted a sardonic 'thank you' note addressing US authorities who forced the whistleblowing website into investing in Bitcoin in 2010. The cryptocurrency has seen a 50,000 percent bump in value in the interim. "My deepest thanks to the US government, Senator McCain and Senator Lieberman for pushing Visa, MasterCard, Payal, AmEx, Mooneybookers, et al, into erecting an illegal banking blockade against @WikiLeaks starting in 2010. It caused us to invest in Bitcoin -- with > 50000% return," Assange tweeted. For context, Bitcoin reached highs of up to $5,746.51 this week in yet another unprecedented surge in value, The Coin Telegraph reports.


Armistice Day "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Veterans For Peace calls on all members and all peace-loving people to take a stand for peace this Armistice (aka Veterans Day), Saturday November 11. We call for nationally coordinated local actions to demand diplomacy not war with North Korea, and the abolition of nuclear weapons and war. Veterans For Peace joins with the wider peace movement for actions before and after November 11th.

In 2017, ninety-nine years after the end of  World War I, the war to end war, the world finds itself on the brink of a nuclear war, again. The threat of a horrific nuclear exchange is possibly higher than it has ever been. The President of the United States Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to attack North Korea (Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea DPRK), going so far as to say, while speaking to the U.N., that the U.S. will totally destroy the country. North Korea has also caused great alarm with its own threats, while testing long-range missiles and nuclear bombs. Twitter confrontations and saber rattling have only served to escalate tensions.

The road to war is a slippery slope on which one misstep can lead to the beginning of catastrophic war. Even the use of conventional weapons would lead to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. Millions will die if there is a nuclear exchange. Such horrific acts of violence can spread like a virus and easily lead to further global instability and a new world war. The people of North and South Korea should not face the possibility of horrible killings and destruction that they experienced during the 1950-53 period in the Korean War. The people of the world must speak out and act together to demand peace.

Veterans For Peace calls for the observance of November 11 to be in keeping with the holidays original intent as Armistice Day, to be a day dedicated to the cause of world peace, as...


US Slaps Crippling Sanctions on Iran "IndyWatch Feed War"

Iranian Revolutionary Guard CorpsIranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (Photo: ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Acting on the direction of the Trump Administration, the U.S. Treasury slapped a new terror designation on Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) which will result in crippling new sanctions against the terror arm of the Iranian government.

I am authorizing the Treasury Department to further sanction the entire Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps for its support for terrorism, and to apply sanctions to its officials, agents and affiliates, U.S. President Trump said. I urge our allies to join us in taking strong actions to curb Irans continued dangerous and destabilizing behavior.

Watch U.S. President Trumps speech outlining his new Iran strategy

A previous designation enacted in 2007 had only sanctioned the IRGCs Qods Force, the special forces unit of the Revolutionary Guards responsible for their extraterritorial operations. As noted by the Treasuring Department, the Qods Force provides support to a number of terrorist groups, including Hezbollah, Hamas and the Taliban; the IRGC, in turn, provides material support to Qods Force by providing training, personnel and military equipment for it.

The new designation freezes the IRGC out of the U.S. financial system by making doing business with the IRGC (and essentially the entire Iranian military) forbidden.

Also included in the new designation are sanctions against three Iranian companies as well as a Chinese company that does business with the IRGC.

The new sanctions are expected to hit the Iranian economy hard and make other countries reluctant to do business with the IRGC as well, since foreign countries that do business with the IRGC also would be liable to stiff U.S. penalties.

The IRGC owns and controls much of the Iranian economy, from oil production to businesses and manufacturing.

Although the designation which is based on Executive Order 13224 instituted by the Bush Administration falls short of designating the IRGC as a foreign terrorist organization. Yet, analysts say the effect in practical terms will be the same.

I think of it as a distinction without a di...


Many American Indian Families Suffer Losses from Wildfires that Hit California "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Ya-Ka-Ama members pray around fire for those in need.

Published October 15, 2017

SANTA ROSA Reports are coming about American Indians who lost everything except the clothes on their backs from the wildfires that destroyed several miles of homes in Santa Rosa, California.

While there have not been any confirmed deaths of American Indians, to date 40 non-Native people have been confirmed dead and some 400 people have not yet been accounted for after 20,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes.

American Indians have been offering assistance to their neighbors who have suffered unimaginable loss. Prayers are being offered up for everyones safety, including the firefighters and the police.

On Saturday, a small group of American Indians were called to pray for a man who lost his father in the fire in Santa Rosa. A member of the Navajo Nation, affiliated with the Shiprock chapter of the Native American Church, offered prayers as All Life is Sacred!

Many of tribal members in Mendocino, Yuba, Sonoma and Napa Counties have lost their homes, and all their belongings. Most notably they have lost their sacred items. In these most horrific of times, the beauty and resilience of our people shines through.

Laila DeRouen , chairperson of Ya-Ka-Ama

There are many stories of heroism. One Lakota/Kickapoo brother, Ruben Navarro exemplified the strength, and beauty of our people. Ruben woke up to the raging fire, and his first instinct was to alert his neighbors. By the time he had notified his neighbors the fire was upon them. As a result he escaped with only the clothes on his back. He lost his home, and all of his possess...


Death toll over 180 after twin bomb blasts in Somali capital "IndyWatch Feed World"

The death toll from two car bomb explosions in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, has risen to 189, police and hospital sources told AP. The attack has become one of the deadliest in the recent history of the country beset by Islamist insurgency. Over 200 people were injured in the explosions, AP reported, citing police and hospital sources. Medics are attempting to help hundreds of victims, many of whom have been burned beyond recognition, AP added. The first blast happened near the Safari Hotel, close to Somalia's Foreign Ministry. The blast area lies in the center of the city where government offices, hotels, restaurants, and shops are located, police said. The second explosion took place in the city's Madina district hours later, according to police.


Episode #206 SUNDAY WIRE: Media on Trial with guests Piers Robinson, Vanessa Beeley and More "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Episode #206 of SUNDAY WIRE SHOW resumes on Oct 15th, 2017 as host Patrick Henningsen brings you this weeks LIVE broadcast on the Alternate Current Radio Network (ACR) covering all the top news stories both at home and internationally


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1-SUPPORT-21WIRE-ClickThis week the SUNDAY WIRE is broadcasting LIVE from the UK as host Patrick Henningsen is joined by guest host Mike Robinson from the UK Column, along with in-studio guest Vanessa Beeley, to discuss this weeks top stories internationally including updates on the Las Vegas Shooting, and Hollywood collapsing empire of hypocrisy and propaganda embodied in the form of celebrated billionaire movie mogul-stroke gangster Harvey Weinstein. Well also connect with special guests Sheila Coombes of Stop War Frome to talk about the upcoming Media On Trial event in London, and also event speaker, Piers Robinson to discuss the recent smear campaign by the Murdoch Times to defame any Labour MPs who dared appear on RT UK and much more. All this and much, much more. Enjoy the show

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Eleven men struck by lightning bolt in Western Australia "IndyWatch Feed World"

The 11 men which comprised eight labour hire contractors and three Arc Infrastructure employees were taken to Leonora Hospital immediately after the lightning strike. Five of them were sent home straight away and two were kept for observation before being released later on Saturday. The remaining four were flown to Kalgoorlie Hospital via the Royal Flying Doctor Service, according to the WA Country Health Service, with two discharged at 9.40pm on Saturday night and the other two to be kept for observation and likely to be released on Monday. The Arc Infrastructure employee and labour hire contractor still in hospital were expected to make a full recovery. It is understood the men were working outdoors on a rail line north of Kookynie when they were struck. Arc Infrastructure said in a statement a full investigation into the incident was underway. "Our focus in the last 24 hours has been on ensuring these people have received the right medical attention they need and their families are well informed and supported," Arc Infrastructure said.


New Senolytics Reverse Aging "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Senolytics have been a hot topic lately. Heres a primer.

Senolytics reverse aging by killing senescent cells. Researchers have found seven senolytics and are testing them in clinical trials.


My letter to Larry Flynt on Trump Impeachment "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Larry Flynt, Your grounds for impeachment #s 2 through 6 (plus that of the paragraph that follows them) are already documented by overwhelming, incontrovertible evidence. What is required is to recognize that and to remove from the list the impediment of the ground you have placed as #1 which helps create the illusion of requiring more information.


Federal Lawyers Ask Judge For Secret Testimony To Block Release of Comey Memos "IndyWatch Feed"

Over the summer, conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch announced it filed a FOIA lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice for the metadata for the memos written by fired FBI Director James Comey memorializing his conversations with President Donald Trump.

Judicial Watch is also requesting records about Comeys FBI-issued laptop computer or other electronic devices and records about how Comey managed his records while he was FBI Director (Judicial Watch, Inc., v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 17-cv-01520)). The metadata information may include details about when the memos were created or edited and by whom.

Via Judicial Watch:

The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on July 27, 2017, after the Department of Justice failed to respond to a June 21 FOIA request seeking:

  1. Any and all records depicting metadata for any and all memoranda written by former Director James Comey memorializing any meetings and/or telephonic communications with President Donald Trump, including metadata for the original electronic versions of the memoranda and any electronic copies of the memoranda that were subsequently created or saved. For purposes of this request, the term metadata includes, but is not limited to, dates and times of creation, modification, transmission, and/or retrieval of any electronic copy of any such memorandum currently or formerly in the possession of the FBI and/or drafted, modified, transmitted, and/or received via any FBI-owned computer or other electronic device.
  2. Any and all records regarding, concerning, or related to the return, disposition, or handling of any laptop computer or other electronic device...


The BBC and social conservatism? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Here's a little something from Rod Liddle's latest Sunday Times column. (I obviously can't vouch for how true it is): 
I often get asked by broadcasters to put a socially conservative view. When the BBC needs someone to advance these opinions, the producers refer to it as dial-a-c***.


Showing some bias? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Mark Mardell's preview of The World This Weekend on this morning's Broadcasting House began like this:
Well, as the rest of the West shows some backbone and stands up to President Trump after his Iran speech we'll be talking to the man who actually led the British negotiating team about what next and we'll be looking at reports from Washington that the President is unravelling. 
That phrase "shows some backbone" isn't exactly a neutral one, is it? It makes it sound as if Mark Mardell is praising 'the rest of the West' for standing up to President Trump. 

I was going to leave my question there as an 'Unanswered Question' but decided to answer it anyhow because, also during this preview, Mark Mardell told Paddy that he'd never heard of the American composer Charles Ives.


Jason A: The Video Hollywood Doesnt Want You to See! "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Jason A: The Video Hollywood Doesnt Want You to See! NOBODY WAS PAYING ATTENTION TO THIS 2017-2018 Illuminati Warning! Something You Need to See! Hollywood Wont Tell You about This Strange Events Jason A World News Current Events Video Source

The post Jason A: The Video Hollywood Doesnt Want You to See! appeared first on The Daily Coin.


Please Dont Kill Me: Cops Lose It, Bash in Mans Head, Choke Him For No Reason "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A group of sheriff's deputies is now under investigation after they were caught on video hitting and choking a man who appeared to be following orders.


Why is this not Trumps Benghazi? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Republicans made the issue of US deaths in the Libyan town of Benghazi the centerpiece of multiple investigations of Hillary Clinton as part of their sustained effort to discredit her and thus undermine her candidacy. But this news item has received surprisingly little coverage from US media.

When four US special forces soldiers died in an ambush earlier this month in scrubby desert in western Niger, attention was suddenly focused on one of the most remote and chaotic war zones on the planet.

The US troops had been embedded with a larger unit of Nigerien troops and were attacked as they left a meeting with local community leaders a few dozen kilometres from the remote town of Tongo Tongo.

Some reports claimed US troops were on a mission to kill or capture a high-value target in the area, perhaps even Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahraoui, the leader of the only local faction of fighters to have formally pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.

Given the light armament of the US detachment, the scramble to evacuate them, and the lack of medical backup or reinforcements, this seems unlikely. The US troops were eventually rescued by French aircraft, which flew from bases about 300 miles away in neighbouring Mali.

Apart from the fact that we find yet another country where the US is engaged in undeclared wars, the idea that US troops were killed in a region where they had no support or medical help and the remaining troops had to be rescued by French planes would be the kind of thing that Republicans would have been screaming about if it had happened during a Democratic administration, as a symbol of its weakness and incompetence.


Kurds block Iraqi forces access to Kirkuks oil fields, airbase "IndyWatch Feed War"


BAGHDAD (Reuters) Kurdish Peshmerga fighters rejected a warning from an Iraqi paramilitary force to withdraw from a strategic junction south of Kirkuk, which controls the access to some of the regions main oilfields, a Kurdish security official told Reuters on Sunday.

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A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter is seen in the Southwest of Kirkuk, Iraq October 13, 2017. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Meanwhile, Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani arrived in Iraqs Kurdistan region for talks about the escalating crisis between the Kurdish authorities and the Iraqi government following last months Kurdish independence referendum.

Soleimani is the commander of foreign operations for Irans elite Revolutionary Guards, a military corp providing training and weapons to Iraqi paramilitary groups backing the Shiite-led government in Baghdad, known as Popular Mobilisation.

He arrived in the Kurdish region Saturday, a Kurdish official said.

Popular Mobilisation had given the Peshmerga until midnight local time (2100 GMT Saturday) to leave a position north of the Maktab Khalid junction, an official from the Kurdistan Regional Governments (KRG) Security Council said.

Ali al-Hussaini, a spokesman for the paramilitary groups known as Hashid Shaabi in Arabic, told Reuters the deadline had expired without giving indications about their next move.

We are waiting for new orders, no extension is expected, he said.

The Kurdish position north of the junction controls the access to an important airbase and Bai Hassan, one of the main crude oil fields of the region, the KRG official said.

The city, the airbase and their immediate surroundings, including the oilfields, are under Kurdish control.

There were no clashes reported 14 hours after the deadline, but a resident said dozens of young Kurds took up arms and were deployed in the streets of Kirkuk with machine guns as the news of the warning spread.

The KRG and the Shiite-led central government in Baghdad are at loggerheads since the Sept. 25 vote, which delivered an overwhelming yes for Kurdish independence.

Kurdish authorities said on Friday they had sent thousands more troops to Kirkuk to confront Iraqi threats.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has repeatedly denied any plans to attack the Kurds.



A Ban on the Hijab Is Consistent With Liberalism "IndyWatch Feed War"

A young veiled girl in the UKA young veiled girl in the UK (Photo: Reuters)

The following opinion piece was written in response to Elliot Friedlands article: Five Things That Are Not Islamic Extremism. Both articles do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Clarion Project. Most importantly,  Clarion Project welcomes the exchange of ideas on this as well as all other topics on our site. To submit an article, please click here.

For the purposes of this argument, I am going to begin from several starting premises.  First, that the principles I defend apply to any form of religious modesty dress which is imposed on biologically-defined groups by community or family pressure.

This means we can set aside endless hairsplitting over whether the principles ought to apply to a hijab, burka or niqab.  Second, the question whether or not Islam actually requires veiling or not is immaterial, since interpretations of what counts as truly Islamic are endless and cannot be resolved by any means other than consensus or fiat.

Female veiling is indisputably a Muslim cultural practice, irrespective of whether it is truly Islamic. I hope these caveats will be sufficient to prevent detractors from misdirecting the debate to tangential issues irrelevant to my arguments.

What are the limits to the power that can rightfully be exercised by society over individual women who wish to adhere to religious dress codes? How can their desire to conform to a religious dress code be balanced against the rights of other women who wish not to conform to religious community pressure?

Even fierce critics of a state ban on religious modesty dress admit without hesitation that there are plenty of Muslim women who (due to legal, quasi-legal, or illegal-but-hidden forms of familial and/or community pressure) wear the veil involuntarily.

Historically, liberals have protected both freedom of religion and freedom from it i.e. the right of people to dress as they please. Freedo...


Will Russia Expel NYT, WAPO, CNN, RFE/RL as Gladio C Agents of Subversion? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In the fifty-first edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Kommersant, Izvestia, Vedomosti, and Komsomolskaya Pravda. He discusses the geopolitical implications of the Saudi monarch Salman al-Sauds visit to Moscow and his meeting with Vladimir Putin. He also examines the emerging proxy media war between Russia and the U.S. If the U.S. bans RT, will Russia do the same with the NYT, WAPO, CNN and other U.S. mass media in Russia? In addition, Professor Kovacevic looks at new German-Russian economic cooperation and investment projects in the car industry and re-visits the issue of the proliferation of the false bomb threats by discussing the recent report of the FSB chief Alexander Bortnikov.

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Donald Trump: My master, Benjamin Netanyahu, tells me to decertify the Iran deal - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Trump is giving us this extremely kind of paranoid and hostile approach to world affairs, weve seen this repeatedly with his exaggerated talk, his threats to North Korea and now hes threatening Iran.


Islamic State supporter says Las Vegas attack shows ISIS success at indoctrinating unlikely individual "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Islamic State continues to insist that it was behind the Las Vegas attack, apparently heedless of the possibility that it might lose credibility among its own followers. However, they still havent presented any evidence to back up their claims. Jihadist Observes Las Vegas Attack as Cultural Penetration by IS, Gives Short Story Inspired by []


SYRIA: The Courage of the Syrian Arab Army and Allies against US Backed Terrorism "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Dr Bouthaina Shaaban, Political and Media Advisor to Syrian President, Bashar Al Assad.

The announcement by the Russian Ministry of Defence that US support for terrorists is a major obstacle to the elimination of the terrorist organisation in Syria is not a simple or transitory declaration. It is an important and dangerous declaration that must be carefully looked at.

The successes of the Syrian army with the support of the Russian space air force in the rapid liberation of the Euphrates valley seem to contradict the plans of American colleagues, Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Konashinkov said, noting that US forces did not allow the Syrian army to pursue terrorists in the al-Tanf area.

It is understood, of course, that Russia does not want to initiate a conflict with the United States and to start a third world war, but such declarations and statements by the Russian Ministry of Defence, even if they are uttered in such de-escalatory terms such as American colleagues, represent a clear and explicit link between ISIS and US plans in both Syria and Iraq. This at the international level undermines the credibility of the United States, and undermines the impact of any American statements bragging about the fight against terrorism. Especially as Russian forces announced that the ISIS offensive relied on aerial reconnaissance that cannot be attained by the group unless provided by American reconnaissance planes.

We support the comprehensive approach to combating terrorism, preventing the spread of terrorist ideology and funding illegal armed groups, and we call for a political renunciation of double standards in addressing the most serious threats of our time, said Russian President Vladimir Putin in a welcoming message to participants at the International Meeting of Heads of Security Services.

Double standards have become synonymous with the United States, and the rise of Russia in the international system today is putting the final nail in the coffin of American unilateralism. This is what Russias policy depends on in its cumulative strategy, building on the shortcomings of the other, pointing to them and re-mentioning them...


Mississippi school district removes 'To Kill a Mockingbird' from curriculum because it 'makes people uncomfortable' "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Mississippi school district has pulled "To Kill a Mockingbird" from eighth grade classrooms because the novel "makes people uncomfortable." According to The Sun Herald, the school board did not vote on the move, but rather it was an administrative and department decision made on Wednesday or Thursday. "There were complaints about it. There is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable, and we can teach the same lesson with other books," Kenny Holloway, Biloxi School Board vice president told the paper. "It's still in our library. But they're going to use another book in the 8th grade course." The Harper Lee novel has repeatedly appeared on the American Library Association's list of the most banned or challenged books due to repeated use of a racial slur and its exploration of racism and discrimination.


Trump Will Be Best Remembered As The Albatross Who Wrecked The GOP "IndyWatch Feed"

Last week the malefactors who prop up the Koch network met in Manhattan for two days. They've gotten wind of the gigantic anti-Trump/anti-Ryan tsunami forming up in the hinterland and heading towards DC. And they are shitting a collective brick. Friday the Washington Post reported they "spoke in cataclysmic terms about the price they expect to pay in the midterm elections if their tax reform effort does not win passage. They voiced concerns a demoralized Republican base would stay home, financiers would stop writing campaign donation checks to incumbents and the congressional majorities the party has built in the House and Senate could evaporate overnight." Neo-fascist Texas Senator Ted Cruz was there warning about a 2018 "Watergate-level blowout." Some realized that the Republican Party civil war that has now blown completely out of control is adding gasoline to the fire of GOP inability to get anything done in Washington.

A good example was the Wall Street Journal reporting that Seor Trumpanzee urging "voters to oust lawmakers who dont support his tax overhaul plan this year; he phoned his former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, to offer encouragement after Mr. Bannon appeared on Fox News on Monday vowing to unseat sitting Republicans who dont actively support the presidents agenda." Even an imbecile like Kushner-in-law phoned Bannon to encourage him after an appearance with Hannity that could have easily have beens scripted by Chuck Schumer. One of Bannon's lines was "There's a coalition coming together that is going to challenge every Republican incumbent except for Ted Cruz."

Mainstream conservatives are increasingly worried and now wondering n...

Sunday, 15 October


Damnificados del sismo del 85 no han podido dejar campamento, se convirti en su hogar "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Las casas levantadas con lminas de asbesto, polines, madera y herrera construidas como opcin temporal, son el hogar de ms de 100 familias.Regeneracin, 15 de octubre de 2017.- En la Ciudad de Mxico, los damnificados por el sismo del 19 de septiembre de 1985 siguen viviendo en un albergue que se plante slo como opcin []

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Tim Heberden From the Glasshouse Advisory is Throwing Stones in a Glasshouse to Create Patent Litigation "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

One-man firm or just a patent propaganda front with marketing like Elevate your IP?

Glasshouse Advisory

Summary: IAMs latest lobbying, aided by the patent microcosm, for a climate of feuds and disputes (to line the pockets of the litigation industry)

PEOPLE who make a living out of patent maximalism are, quite expectedly, promoting patent maximalism. Tim Heberden is one such person, who is linked to IAM, a patent maximalism lobby group.

As a reminder, Australia recently extended or augmented the ban on software patents. We last wrote about this a monhh ago. The Productivity Commission, a government research body, studied these matters and concluded that patents on almost everything would be misguided and counterproductive. Patent maximalists were and still are angry about it. That means more money for programmers, not for pests.

The Productivity Commission, a government research body, studied these matters and concluded that patents on almost everything would be misguided and counterproductive.Now there is a so-called study from a patent maximalist who says companies should embrace patent maximalists (like himself). Tim Heberden From the Glasshouse Advisory (which seems to be only/mostly about himself) obviously received a mention from IAM, which towards the end disclosed the connection. To quote: These businesses are all leaders in the field of IP value creation. But new research from Tim Heberden, IP economics director at Glasshouse Advisory, shows that many publicly traded companies in Australia are missing the opportunity to explain the value of their intellectual assets to investors. This, he says, can be detrimental to their corporate health. [...] Heberden is a member of the IAM Strategy 300.

Whats worth noting here is IAMs eagerness to increase litigation and tensions.Another fine example of IAM lobbying disguised as media (as in IAM Media). Around the same time they also congratulated TiVo, which had become somewhat of a patent bully in recent years, on a new hire from patent bully number 1, IBM. TiVo seems certain or looks like its going to become more and more aggressive with patents. To quote...


Jordanian Minister: Allowing Jews on Temple Mount is provoking in an irresponsible fashion Muslims worldwide "IndyWatch Feed War"

Well then, by all means, we must not provoke the poor dears. Everyone knows that, right? If we just refrain from doing things that provoke Muslims and poke them in the eye, everything will be all right, no? Isnt that why virtually the entire Western establishment media avoided reprinting the Muhammad cartoons that Muslims used []


123 Moonbats Commit To Protest President Trumps Visit To SC on Monday "IndyWatch Feed"

The protest is suffering a lack of funding. Via The State: There will be a large turnout when President Donald Trump arrives in South Carolina on Monday, but it wont all be supportive. In addition to those who will roll out the red carpet for Trump, whos appearing in the Palmetto State to join S.C. []


The Daily Bird #501. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

House Sparrows, from Kengi.

Kengi, all rights reserved.


Las Vegas Mass Shooting: 5 Things That Just Don't Add Up "IndyWatch Feed World"

Our hearts and prayers go out to all those killed or injured in the Las Vegas shooting, and in a nation where so many anti-Americans are kneeling in pampered protest, this mass shooting saw veterans and police officers standing up, helping the victims and heading straight for the shooter to take him out. Real Americans don't kneel, they stand and get to work to save lives. Today we offer tremendous gratitude to all the first responders who helped save lives and stop the violence.

Las Vegas Mass Shooting: 5 Things That Just Don't Add Up
Although the news reporting on this shooting is still in its early stages, there are five strange things that just don't add up about this massacre (so far). We run through them below. #1) Dozens of concert-goers reported the presence of multiple shooters Although law enforcement says there was only one shooter, multiple witnesses are openly reporting the presence of multiple shooters. This could reasonably be the result of confusion and chaos, but it's also highly suspicious that the shooter had full auto weapon which is usually limited to law enforcement or military personnel. This question about multiple shooters was also raised after the Aurora, Colorado Batman movie theater shooting, in which numerous witnesses reported the presence of multiple shooters. If this shooting was carried out by multiple shooters, it would obviously indicate planning and coordination among a group of people who sought to carry out the shooting for a political purpose of some kind. She was right...


El PRI ha hecho mucho por el pas, mucho se le debe, asegura Jos Antonio Meade "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

El funcionario dijo que el PRI siempre se ha sido solidario con el pas, es mucho lo que el pas le debe al PRI, dijo en la Escuela Nacional de Cuadros Regeneracin, 15 de octubre del 2017.-El secretario de Hacienda y Crdito Pblico, Jos Antonio Meade, asegur nuestro pas le debe mucho al Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI).Esta []

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Sujeto atropella a un peatn e intenta darse a la fuga, taxistas lo detienen "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Un hombre intento darse a la fuga luego de atropellar a un peatn en MonterreyRegeneracin, 15 de octubre de 2017- Dos taxistas persiguieron a un conductor hasta detenerlo despus de que atropellara a un peatn e intentara darse a la fuga, en el centro de Monterrey, Nuevo Len.El presunto responsable del delito fue identificado como []

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Global Wind Slows, Electromagnetic & Economic Changes in the Air (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Global Wind Slows, Electromagnetic & Economic Changes in the Air Video Adapt 2030 The European Commission released a series of press releases and articles focusing on the Earths wind speed slowing called The Stalling and how they are going...

The post Global Wind Slows, Electromagnetic & Economic Changes in the Air (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.


Why Beijing Wont Just Let the Yuan Go "IndyWatch Feed War"

China has always been a pressure cookertoo many people, not enough land, and a long tradition of authoritarian governments with a flexible approach to the rule of law that depends on who you are and who you know.

By Nathaniel Taplin
The Wall Street Journal
Oct. 14, 2017 10:00 a.m. ET

China has always been a pressure cookertoo many people, not enough land, and a long tradition of authoritarian governments with a flexible approach to the rule of law that depends on who you are and who you know.

But the country is a highly pressurized system in another way too: unlike most major economies, China strictly controls the movement of cash in and out of the country, and actively manages the value of its currency, the yuan. Chinas central bank sets a daily trading range for the yuan against the dollar every morning, and actively intervenes in foreign-exchange markets through state banks when the currency moves too sharply.

Reformers inside China and many investors are hoping that pressure will be eased by another round of big-bang reforms in China similar to its accession to the World Trade Organization in the early 2000s. One big change would be a shift toward a free-floating currency after President Xi Jinping is comfortably ensconced in his second five-year term following the big Communist party meeting that starts Wednesday.

Cash Back / Chinese yuan per dollarSource: Peoples Bank of China

More Analysis on China

This is part of a series of Heard on the Street columns on investing in China in advance of the countrys every-five-year leadership transition.

  • Why Chinas Tech Has Extra Risk (Oct. 14)
  • Say Goodbye to the China Bid (Oct. 12)
  • Six Reasons Why China Matters (Oct. 11)
  • Chinas Next Five Years (Oct. 11)

Instead, Mr. Xi and his allies are busy shoring up Chinas rickety, heavily indebted state-owned companies and banks, which are dependent on a plentiful supply of cheap capital. As long as key parts of the state sector cant survive without low-cost funding, allowing capital to leave the country at will in search of higher returns is simply too risky. The result: strict controls on the yuan, in one form or another, are likely to remain in place.

Meanwhile, all that capital trapped in China will keep blowing bubbles in real estate, stocks, commodities and every other asset imaginable: distorting signals about Chinas economy. Capital contr...


Nigeria: Muslims kidnap Italian Catholic priest "IndyWatch Feed War"

Taking hostages is sanctioned in Islamic law. Here is a salient passage on this issue from a Shafii manual of Islamic law: When an adult male is taken captive, the caliph considers the interests (of Islam and the Muslims) and decides between the prisoners death, slavery, release without paying anything, or ransoming himself in []


We could "grow more food" but who is going to do the work? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The Tory transport minister Chris Grayling has come up with a fantastic solution to the "no deal" Brexit chaos the Tories are actively planning to inflict on the UK economy.

A "no deal" Tory Brexit would mean import and export tariffs on a huge range of items, including food products. This wouldn't just mean taxes on food imported from the EU, it would mean taxes on food from all of the countries the EU has negotiated trade deals with too. This is because the UK would not just be crashing out of the Single Market in a "no deal" scenario, the country would also be crashing out of every trade deal the UK has joined through the EU over the last four decades.

The UK imports almost 45% of the food we eat. Nearly 80% of these food imports come from EU states, and the vast majority of the rest comes from countries that Britain has trade deals with that have been negotiated through the EU.

Chris Grayling's glib and simplistic solution to the problem of import tariffs on food products is "we'll grow more food here".

Aside from the fact that it's impossible to grow a lot of products in the British climate that British consumers now take for granted on their supermarket shelves, and the fact that it would cost billions in investment in stuff like greenhouses, machinery, polytunnels, etc to increase the productivity of the UK agricultural industry so dramatically, there's also the glaring question of who is going to do the work?

Brexit hasn't even happened yet, but 2017 saw a 20% shortfall in seasonal migrant agricultural labour. Once a ruinous Tory "no deal" Brexit is launched, the shortfall is certain to grow dramatically, as migrant workers from the EU would lose their right to free movement, and end up facing a bureaucratic nigh...


Classrooms in rebel-held Yemen closed on first day of school "IndyWatch Feed War"


Schools in Sanaa and north Yemen were already forced to delay 30 September start after rebels failed to pay teachers' salaries


Las Vegas cover-up continues: Police block only journalists asking real questions from latest press conference "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sheriff Joe Lombardo held a press conference on Friday. The embattled sheriff lashed out at the public for the "conspiracy theories" surrounding the worst mass shooting in modern US history. The Las Vegas police department blocked conservative reporters Laura Loomer and Mike Tokes from entering the presser. Loomer and Tokes are in Las Vegas and broke several news reports on this confusing and outrageous investigation into Stephen Paddock and his massacre of dozens of country music fans at an outdoor festival.


State Vote Unlikely to Give Merkel Boost in German Coalition Talks "IndyWatch Feed War"

BERLIN Voters in the German state of Lower Saxony headed to the polls on Sunday in an election likely to hand the Social Democrats (SPD) a narrow victory, and deprive Chancellor Angela Merkels conservatives of a boost in looming national coalition talks.

Germans disgruntled with Merkels liberal migrant policy abandoned her party in droves in Septembers national election. Having recorded the worst conservative result since 1949, she must now try to piece together an awkward alliance with the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and environmentalist Greens.

Those parties will this week begin discussions that could drag into 2018 about entering a marriage of convenience untested at the federal level.

The latest opinion poll put the SPD on 34.5 percent in the northern swing state of Lower Saxony, giving it a 1.5 point lead over Merkels Christian Democrats (CDU) who had been 12 points ahead at the start of the campaign in August.

Exit polls are expected at 1600 GMT.

Simon Fink, political scientist at the University of Goettingen, said no one had dared to start coalition negotiations in Berlin ahead of the election in Lower Saxony, which is slightly bigger than the Netherlands and hosts major companies such as carmaker Volkswagen.

Everyone was scared that if they did something at the national level or committed themselves to something, then their colleagues in Lower Saxony could...


Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War By Prof Michel Chossudovsky Global Research Today, people are finally waking up to the dangers of a world war, which might emanate from the highest levels of the US...

The post Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War appeared first on The Daily Coin.


Worth a Look: The Real Game Of Politics, Help President Trump Make America Great Again "IndyWatch Feed World"

Amazon Page

This book is for conservatives who are tired of being lied to by fake Republicans who run as Campaign Conservatives (in the words of Texas Senator Ted Cruz) and who want to do something to change these fake Republicans by taking them out of their current office in the upcoming 2018 primary elections and beyond. The only conservatives that matter are those we conservatives succeed in electing to office, and this book will teach you how to get into the fray to make that happen. It happens, simply put, when the best conservative in the all-important, traditionally-very-low-turnout primary elections, gets more votes than the other Republican primary election candidates.

See Especially:

Taking Back Your Government:  The Neighborhood Precinct Committeeman Strategy

Want To Be The Muscle That Drains The Swamp?



Entrevista a Emory Douglas: arte, Black Panthers y zapatismo "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Hoy, 15 de octubre de 2017, se celebran los 51 aos del nacimiento en Oakland, California, del Partido de las Panteras Negras. El ao pasado en la misma fecha publicamos para el portal independiente italiano Carmilla, esta entrevista que hicimos hace 3 aos. La reproducimos ahora en este blog traducida al espaol.

En el diciembre de 2013 encontramos en San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, a Emory Douglas, Ministro de la Cultura del Black Panther Party hasta la disolucin de este movimiento. Como nosotros, Douglas fue uno de los 5000 estudiantes que asistimos a la escuelita zapatista: momento en el cual las comunidades zapatistas del sureste mexicano abrieron sus casas para hospedar activistas de todo el mundo y ensear sus caminos de autonoma llevados adelante a lo largo de ms que veinte aos de lucha. Algunos meses despus tuvimos la posibilidad de encontrarlo otra vez en su casa en la periferia de San Francisco, y le hicimos esta entrevista, que ms que otra cosa ha sido una charla sobre su biografa de militante, de artista, de internacionalista. Como buen camarada, afroamericano, heredero de una tradicin de lucha que se ha desarrollado sobre todo a travs de lneas de fuga, movimientos, deportaciones y xodos (desde el middle passage atlntico a las experiencias anti-esclavistas del cimarronaje), no nos sorprendi su natural capacidad de poner en relacin resistencias y luchas en diversos contextos como lo de una periferia como Oakland en la dcada de 1960 y 1970 y lo de las montaas y las selvas indgenas del sureste mexicano hoy en da. A partir de las descripciones directas de un artista callejero como Emory Douglas, es posible rastrear aquellos circuitos polticos revolucionarios que han ligado las Panteras Negras a la China de Mao, a las pginas de Fanon y a los movimientos de liberacin en Angola. En el arte de Douglas se entrelazan estas trayectorias transnacionales, desde el arte de la Revolucin Cultural a los manifiestos por la Conferenza Tricontinental de Cuba en 1966, hasta el proyecto Zapantera Negra, empezado en el ao 2012 en apoyo a las luchas en Chiapas.

Mayo de 2014, San Francisco: Eres primero de todo tanto un artista como un activista poltico. Ninguna de estas dos definiciones puede ser considerada sin la otra. A partir de tu trayectoria personal a travs de los movimientos sociales de los aos sesenta y setenta, en qu manera estos dos aspectos del arte y del activismo poltico se han entrelazado?

Ambos aspectos se encuentran en mi participacin al Black Arts Movement, antes de las Panteras Negras. Fue un movimiento muy ampl...


UK: Muslim accused of honor killing 19-year-old woman "IndyWatch Feed War"

At an earlier court hearing, it was said the chain of events leading to Miss Dookhrans death was linked to her Indian Muslim familys disapproval of her relationship with an Arab Muslim man. Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. A manual of Islamic law certified as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy by []


PolitiFact Hacked to Mine Cryptocurrency Using Visitors' Web Browsers "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

On Friday, the fact-checking website PolitiFact was found to hog its visitors' CPU cycles by using maliciously added JavaScript to mine the cryptocurrency Monero:

A fact-checking website was hacked to mine cryptocurrency over the internet browsers of its unsuspecting visitors. The Pulitzer Prize-winning website, PolitiFact, is devoted to sorting out the truth in US politics. But on Friday, it was found secretly hogging the computer resources of those who visited the site.

Independent security researcher Troy Mursch tweeted about the issue after noticing signs of a cryptocurrency miner in the website's code.

[...] Mursch said the code comes from a company called Coinhive, which developed a controversial cryptocurrency miner to help businesses find a new way to generate online revenue.

However, the Coinhive miner tends to be used in sketchy websites that pirate content or offer porn, according to AdGuard, an ad-blocking service. These sites often struggle to make money from online advertising, so they have to experiment with new ways to make money. AdGuard found 220 websites using a cryptocurrency mining code in a study it released on Thursday.

Does this count as good or bad press for a small-time cryptocurrency?

Also at TechCrunch, The Register, and Cryptovest. Coinhive blog statement from September regarding malicious use.

Previously: Showtime Streaming Service Included JavaScript to Mine Cryptocurrency Using Web Browsers

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As Congress Weighs Debt Forgiveness for Flood Program, Some Want to See it Reformed "IndyWatch Feed"

The Senate is expected to vote this week on $16 billion in debt forgiveness for the National Flood Insurance Program, continuing the bizarre bipartisan politics that have defined the beleaguered FEMA program. Meanwhile, Congress has less than two months to decide whether to reauthorize the NFIP, renewing calls for an overhaul of the program made especially urgent by the climate change-related increase in catastrophic storms.

The House approved the debt forgiveness in a 353-69 vote on Thursday. As The Intercept previously reported, the bill cancels two-thirds of the flood programs debt while offering Puerto Rico a $5 billion loan from the U.S. Treasurya baffling move considering the small island is already at least $74 billion in the red to a number of mostly foreign creditors who arent about to give up their investments without a fight.

The difference? Puerto Rico is effectively a colony of the United States. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) happens to help a lot of millionaires.

For that reason, the NFIP has historically been a rare spot of cross-aisle agreement, with loyalties divided more along geographic lines than partisan ones. Because homeowners living in floodplains are required to purchase flood insurance, the politicians who represent coastal constituencies tend to favor keeping rates low in order to keep them happy.

Yet the forgivenesswhich came partially at the request of the White Houseis still something of a surprise. Prior to a few weeks ago, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., whos gained a considerable following among progressives for her opposition to President Donald Trump, was the main advocate pushing for her colleagues in Congress to forgive the flood insurance debt in its entirety.

The Houses vote for forgiveness this week was opposed by several conservative groups, and every one of Thursdays 69 no votes came from the GOP. The administrations request to treat a $16 billion bailout for the failing federal flood insurance program as an emergency is irresponsible, Heritage Acti...


Sunday Devotional: The wedding feast invitation "IndyWatch Feed"

Matthew 22:1-10 Jesus again in reply spoke to the chief priests and elders of the people in parables, saying, The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son. He dispatched his Continue reading


syspatch(8) Binary Updates Now for the Latest Release Only "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In a message to tech@, Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) wrote:

We intend to only build syspatches for one release in the future.
Errata patches will continue to be generated for 2 releases.

The reasoning is syspatch on 2 architectures for 2 releases requires 4
machines, and therefore twice the handholding.  It seems better to keep
the time available to start doing syspatches for more architectures.

This can be seen with the latest TCB errata, for which there are patches for versions 6.1 and 6.2, but a binary update only for 6.2.


Robert Spencer in PJ Media: Janet Jackson Felt Like a Prisoner in Marriage to Muslim "IndyWatch Feed War"

Islamic teachings command such a relationship. My latest in PJ Media: Janet Jacksons now-estranged Muslim husband Wissam Al Mana, according to insiders, swept in at just the right time when they first met in 2010, and Jackson was at a low point in her life. Al-Mana bailed her out and whisked her away to the []


Chinas Next Five YearsSqueezing the People to Feed the State "IndyWatch Feed War"

To support Communist Party rule and fend off a debt crisis, China needs to shore up state-owned companies weakened foundations

Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to consolidate his authority at the Communist Party congress this month. TRYONE SIU/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

Oct. 11, 2017 5:33 a.m. ET

China achieved its economic miracle by unleashing the entrepreneurial private sector. With President Xi Jinping poised to further consolidate power at the Communist Partys twice-a-decade leadership shuffle kicking off Oct. 18, the narrative of the next five years is becoming clear.

The state is pushing back.

The logic is straightforward. Nominally communist China relies on its vibrant private sector for growth, but state-owned companies are indispensable tools for political patronage, social control and economic policy. Any financial rot in the state sector could weigh on the economy and weaken the Communist Partys grip.

The Heard on the Street team is doing a series of columns on investing in China ahead of the countrys every-five-year leadership transition.

  • Six Reasons Why China Matters
  • Say Goodbye to the China Bid
  • BATs vs. FANGs: Why Chinas Tech Has Extra Risk

With private business already commanding around 70% of the economy, Mr. Xi and his allies have decided to strengthen key state-controlled companies by boosting their market power and easing their debt burdens.

For investors, the implications are significant: higher global goods prices because state-owned companies are...


Fueling More Bloodshed in Ukraine "IndyWatch Feed War"

By James W. Carden | Consortium News | October 14, 2017 Last January, Sen. John McCain led a delegation along with his longtime sidekick, Sen. Lindsey Graham, to a contingent of Ukrainian troops not far from the front line in eastern Ukraine. In the presence of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Graham told the soldiers: Your fight []


Minor Girl Gangraped Allegedly By Security Force Personnel in Odishas Koraput "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The police have said they will take the class nine student to nearby BSF and CoBRA camps, in case she is able to identify the accused.

BSF, CoBRA and the Maoists have all denied involvement in the incident. Representative image credit: PTI

BSF, CoBRA and the Maoists have all denied involvement in the incident. Representative image credit: PTI

New Delhi: A minor girl in Odishas Koraput district was gangraped, allegedly by four security force personnel while they were in combat uniform, on Tuesday (October 10).

The girl, a class nine student, was on her way home from a nearby local market in Kunduli, where she had gone to have passport pictures taken, when four men gagged her and dragged her into the forest around noon, Economic Times reported. The men were wearing jungle uniforms, the girl who is still in hospital has said, leading her family and others to allege that they belonged to the security forces. On hearing of the incident, protests erupted in the area and hundreds of people blocked National Highway 26 (between Koraput and Visakhapatnam) at Kunduli Hatpada on Wednesday morning,...


Las Vegas cover-up continues: Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos cancels all TV interviews "IndyWatch Feed World"

Jesus Campos, the Mandalay Bay security guard who first encountered mass shooter Stephen Paddock, vanished Thursday afternoon hours before planned interviews with five TV networks, his union president said Friday. "The union doesn't have any idea where he's at at this time," said David Hickey, international president of the International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America, which represents security guards at Mandalay Bay. Hickey said he had been with Campos for the last four days, along with another union member, helping him prepare for media interviews. He said Campos was staying in a Las Vegas-area hotel suite, with a living room and an adjoining bedroom.


Access to Medicine is More Important Than Patents "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


Summary: Some of the latest news about patents that impede/deny access to crucial medication; strategic litigation from the generics sector, seeking to invalidate patents and then offer low-cost alternatives

A COUPLE of weeks ago we wrote about various patent monopolies whose value to society is questionable. At one point we highlighted news about a patent case which led to massive penalties ($70,000,000) and medicine embargoes. That was Amgen.

Last week Amgens patent disputes were brought up again by Managing IP. To quote: (its mostly restricted in terms of access)

The permanent injunction [i.e. embargo] granted by the District of Delaware in the dispute between Amgen and Sanofi/Regeneron over cholesterol-lowering treatment has been vacated, in a decision that also included some implications for the USPTOs practice of granting broad antibody claims

The Federal Circuit has vacated the permanent injunction in the dispute between Amgen and Sanofi/Regeneron over cholesterol-lowering treatment.

Its hard to see how sanctions like embargoes can ever benefit society, especially when life-saving medicine is at stake. Its saddening to see almost no sites (bar IP Watch perhaps) speaking about this. Whats worse, now that theres positive change, owing to the US Supreme Court, sites like this are promoting the illusion that doing the right thing on patents would cause death in developing nations the very opposite of what is true. To quote:

On May 30th, the Supreme Court ruled in Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc. that all patent rights are automatically exhausted upon the sale of a product irrespective of contract stipulations and regardless of whether the sale is made domestically or internationally. While the dispute in this case involved articles of manufacture, the decision has strong implications for the biotechnology a...


Bizarre Drone Tries To Lure Kids Off School Playground In Ohio "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Aaron Kesel A drone reportedly has been used to try to lure kids off an elementary school playground in a bizarre story out of...


Trump has a phone, a pen, and twitter! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Trump has a phone, a pen, and twitter! Video The Daily Economist

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Pentagon Turns to High-Speed Traders to Fortify Markets Against Cyberattack "IndyWatch Feed War"

Experts attend brainstorming sessions to identify how hackers might wreak havoc

Oct. 15, 2017 7:00 a.m. ET

Dozens of high-speed traders and others from Wall Street are helping the Pentagon study how hackers could unleash chaos in the U.S. financial system.

The Department of Defenses research arm over the past year and a half has consulted executives at high-frequency trading firms and quantitative hedge funds, and people from exchanges and other financial companies, participants in the discussions said. Officials described the effort as an early-stage pilot project aimed at identifying market vulnerabilities.


Catalan separatists face critical answer to Spain "IndyWatch Feed War"

Two men, one wearing a Spanish flag, left, and the other wearing an estelada or independence flag, talk during the celebration of a holiday known as Dia de la Hispanidad or Spains National Day, in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. Spains celebrates its national day amid one of the countrys biggest crises ever as its powerful northeastern region of Catalonia threatens independence. (Santi Palacios/Associated Press)
 October 15 at 7:03 AM
BARCELONA, Spain Catalonias president is facing a critical decision that could determine the course of the regions secessionist movement to break away from Spain.

The Spanish government has given Carles Puigdemont until Monday morning to clarify if he did or didnt actually declare independence earlier this week.

Puigdemont told Catalan lawmakers Tuesday that he had accepted a mandate for independence based on the results of a disputed referendum, but that he wanted parliament to delay its implementation for a few weeks to give one last chance to open negotiations with Spain.

If Puigdemont replies Yes to Madrid on Monday, then Spains government has given him until Thursday to back down or else Catalonias ample self-rule could be temporarily suspended.

But if Puigdemont replies No, he will likely face rebellion from hardliners inside the secessionist cam...


28 people killed by animals everyday in India; 4,192 deaths over 5 months this year "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dogs, snakes, cattle and wild animals killed 4,192 people in India between April and August this year, reveals data from the ministry of health and family welfare. This means an average of 28 people died every day across the country in five months. While Madhya Pradesh had the most deaths (792), West Bengal and Maharastra were second and third with 576 and 439 deaths. In Maharashtra, 27 of the deaths were in urban areas. Between April 2016 and March 2017, the number of deaths owing to animal attacks across the country was 7,556, and Maharashtra accounted for 651 of these deaths. In Maharashtra, Amravati district had the maximum cases (47) followed by Mumbai and Pune, which had 26 deaths each. In Mumbai, this year, there have been two snake bite deaths - one in July, when a 20-year-old woman died after being bitten while she was asleep and the second in October, when a six-year old boy living in Aarey Milk Colony died after being bitten while playing with friends. Also, on July 22, a two-year-old from Aarey was killed by a leopard.


Irans elite military chief visits Kurdish region for talks as tensions with Baghdad intensify "IndyWatch Feed War"


Ahmad Al-Rubaye, AFP | Iraqi forces drive towards Kurdish peshmerga positions on October 14, 2017, on the southern outskirts of Kirkuk.


Latest update : 2017-10-15

Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani has arrived in Iraqs Kurdistan region for talks about the escalating crisis between the Kurdish authorities and the Iraqi government, a Kurdish official said on Sunday.

Soleimani is the commander of foreign operations for Irans Revolutionary Guard, an elite military corps providing training and weapons to Iraqi paramilitary groups backing the Shiite-led government in Baghdad.

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Qassem Soleimani talking to Irans President Rouhani

The KRG and the Shiite-led central government in Baghdad are at loggerheads since the Kurdish independence referendum held last month in northern Iraq.

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters rejected a warning from an Iraqi paramilitary force to withdraw from a strategic junction south of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, a Kurdish security official told Reuters on Sunday.

Popular Mobilisation, formed mainly by Iranian-trained Shiite groups, gave the Peshmerga until midnight local time (2100 GMT Saturday) to leave a position north of the Maktab Khalid junction, the official from the Kurdistan Regional Governments (KRG) Security Council said.

The position controls access to an airbase and some of the oilfields located in the region of Kirkuk, the official said. The city and its immediate surroundings, including the oilfields, are under Kurdish control.

There were no clashes reported 14 hours after the deadline, but a resident said dozens of young Kurds deployed around Kirkuk with machine guns as the news of the warning spread.

Kurdish authoriti...


ENISA CTI EU | Bonding EU Cyber Threat Intelligence "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Its a pleasure and an honor for me to announce the ENISA Cyber Threat Intelligence EU | Bonding EU Cyber Threat Intelligence. See you there!

The event will cover the subject of Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) and is named CTI-EU. It will be organized by ENISA with the support of various EU services. DG-Connect/H1 and EC3 have already confirmed their support while the goal is to have the support of more EU bodies before the event.
When 2017-10-30 14:00 2017-10-31 16:30 to
Where Link Campus University, Via del Casale di S. Pio V, 44, 00165 Roma
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The event is going to be organized in Rome, Italy, from October 30th to 31st. The venue of the event are the premises of the Link University in Rome. The event will be free of charge.

The following CTI thematic areas will be covered:

  • CTI Information sharing
  • Active defence
  • Automation of CTI
  • Embedding CTI in security organization and good practices
  • CTI capabilities, skills, education and training and research

For each of the above group of topics, a dedicated workshop will be organized. Each of those parallel workshops will last for ca. 4 hour...

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