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Wednesday, 22 November

07:55

Belizes Ambassador to the United States: Who Is Daniel Gutierez? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Francisco Daniel Gutierez presented his credentials as ambassador from Belize to President Donald Trump on July 21, 2017. Gutierez also serves as Belizes ambassador to the Organization of American States.

 

Gutierez was born in 1974 in San Ignacio, Cayo district, in the western part of Belize, not far from the border with Guatemala. He attended primary and secondary school in San Ignacio before going to Rafael Landivar University in Guatemala. He earned a degree in communications and advertising in 1997. Gutierez then came to the United States to continue his education at Philadelphias St. Josephs University. There, he earned an M.S. in international marketing in 1999.

 

Gutierez returned to Belize to lecture in business, marketing and communications at Sacred Heart College, a high school and junior college in San Ignacio. In 2003, Gutierez was named dean of the junior college.

 

Gutierez left his post as dean in 2006while taking a seat on the schools board of governorsfor a job as manager of marketing, logistics, corporate communication and business development for Belize Natural Energy (BNE), an oil company.

 

He left BNE in 2015 and in January 2016 took his first ambassadorial post, serving as his countrys representative to Caricom, the Caribbean Community, headquartered in Georgetown, Guyana. In addition, Gutierez served as executive director of Belizes Economic Development Council.

 

Gutierez is married and has two children.

-Steve Straehley

 

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07:44

Intel chips riddled with deadly flaws "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

As were waiting for security researchers to detail the Intel Management Engine vulnerability that can allow attackers to run undetectable, unsigned code on machines with Intel processors, the US-based chip maker has announced the release of firmware that plugs a number of potentially critical flaws in Intel Management Engine (ME), Intel Trusted Execution Engine (TXE), and Intel Server Platform Services (SPS). What is Intel ME, TXE and SPS? Intel Management Engine (ME) is a subsystem More

07:26

The inside story of Russias failed social media revolution "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

A nationalist populist promised a new Russian revolution in November 2017. But despite intense plotting online, the revolution failed to materialise. RU

Vyacheslav Maltsev. Source: Youtube.0 days, 0 hours, 0minutes, 0 seconds until the new historical epoch begins - this is what the timer on the website of Vyacheslav Maltsev's Artpodgotovka movement currently reads. Maltsev, leader of the radical populist movement, promised that Russia would experience a revolution on 5 November 2017. Regime change would be heralded by spontaneous protests, with cities occupied across the country. Artpodgotovka would storm the Kremlin, before holding a popular referendum. Raising their hands, those present would vote for the overthrow of Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Russias new revolutionaries hoped to repeat Ukraines EuroMaidan scenario, but this Russian Maidan did not happen. On 5 November, more than 400 people were detained 302 of them in Moscow. Many arrestees had weapons confiscated from them. (There were clearly less protesters on Russias streets than the security services anticipated.) At the same time, the security services conducted a series of raids across Russia, with 14 alleged activists of Artpodgotovka detained with ready-made Molotov cocktails and explosive devices in their possession.

Alexey (name changed) came from the Urals town of Perm to St Petersburg to make revolution. In a secret chat on the Telegram messaging app, Alexey told me how he had planned to steal weapons from police officers during the failed coup. He travelled to Russias northern capital with 10 other men, all wearing balaclavas and shin-pads. A friend of Alexeys had taken 40,000 roubles (510) in credit to buy food for the plotters while they occupied St Isaacs Square in the cen...

06:13

Webinar: Running a SOC with security orchestration "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Whether an Enterprise SOC or an MSSP the challenges of too many alerts, disconnected tools and a shortage of analysts continue to plague security operations. Security Automation and Orchestration are increasingly looked to enable analysts to triage the tsunami of alerts flooding the organisation, provide context to accelerate investigation, and provide the playbooks and workflow to drive consistency and efficiency throughout security operations. In this webinar Amos Stern, CEO of Siemplify and, Arthur Hedge, CEO More

04:52

Lo que falta es el acceso a los alimentos "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Un informe de la FAO sostiene que 42 millones de personas, dos millones ms que en 2015, pasan hambre en Amrica latina. Desde el movimiento de trabajadores rurales sostienen que no es la falta de alimentos sino de acceso a ellos.

03:53

Hackers hit Sacramento transit system, demand money to stop attack "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Hackers looking for a payout have hit the Sacramento Regional Transit (SacRT) system, defacing the agency website, erasing data from some of its servers, and demanding money to stop the attack and not do further damage. The attack According to the Sacramento Bee, the hackers announced their presence on Saturday (November 18) by placing a message on the agencys main webpage saying that they wanted to help the agency fix vulnerabilities. On Sunday, they began More

02:03

Finding Files with mlocate: Part 3 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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Finding Files with mlocate: Part 3

01:52

Eruption at Agung volcano, Bali, Aviation Color Code raised to Orange "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A small-scale eruption started at Agung volcano, Bali at 09:05 UTC (17:05 WITA) on November 21, 2017, forcing authorities to raise the Aviation Color Code from Yellow to Orange. The best estimate of the ash-cloud top is around 3 842 m (12 294 feet) above sea level....... Read more

As Indonesia pushes flagship land reform program, farmers remain wary "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

JAKARTA Marsudi has mixed feelings about the visit earlier this month by Indonesian President Joko Jokowi Widodo to his small village of Nganduk in East Java province. On the one hand, it was cause for celebration as Jokowi handed out permits to the 58 members of Marsudis farmers association that would allow them to manage and protect a swath of nearby forest part of the presidents flagship land reform program. But on the other hand, the permits were only the first in a series of hurdles to overcome before the plan can become reality. Truthfully, I felt pessimistic right after the presidents visit, Marsudi says. Because usually when theres a festive ceremony [like the visit], the impact only lasts for two or three months. Marsudi was among dozens of farmers from across Java who spoke at an event at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in early November in honor of the permits they received as part of Jokowis social forestry program. Under the program, indigenous and other rural communities will gain greater control over 127,000 square kilometers (49,034 square miles) of land, nearly 15 percent of Indonesias total land area. Marsudi and his fellow farmers received 35-year leases to manage idle or degraded forest land owned by state plantation company Perhutani, which controls 24,000 square kilometers (9,266 square miles) of plantations throughout Java. During the first week of November, Jokowi handed out permits to 5,915 farmers from 22 farmers associations in Java to manage a combined 95.5 square

Benutzt hier jemand F5-Gerte?Ich habe ja noch nie ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Benutzt hier jemand F5-Gerte?

Ich habe ja noch nie was positives von deren Produkten gehrt. Ist mir ein Rtsel, wieso Leute sowas kaufen. Man googelt doch vorher ein bisschen, bevor man soviel Geld in die Hand nimmt?

Oder vielleicht liegt das ja auch an mir und F5 ist total super. Auer dass man gerade ihren SSL-Traffic entschlsseln kann. Aber sonst voll super!

01:50

Police are using DNA mugshots to arrest innocent people "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


A recent Washington Times article, boasts that Texas law enforcement used predictive DNA imaging or 'Phenotyping' to guess what a suspects physical characteristics might be.

This is not a joke, this is actually happening in police departments across the country.

Parabon Nanolabs, claims their new analysis service can accurately predict what a suspect or victim looks like based on a sample of their DNA.

"Snapshot is a revolutionary new forensic DNA analysis service that accurately predicts the physical appearance and ancestry of an unknown person from DNA. "

Parabon, boasts that Snapshot will produce a 'detailed report and composite profile that includes eye color, skin color, hair color, face morphology, and detailed biogeographic ancestry based on a single DNA sample'.

A 2015, NY Times article warns that Parabon has not published any information in peer-reviewed journals that could validate their claims.

In other words, law enforcement should be questioning their claims about providing DNA mugshots (Snapshots) of alleged suspects or victims.

But as you will see, that is not the case.

Phenotyping used to create gov't mugshots 
...

01:49

BankBot Trojan bypasses again security checks implemented by Google for the Play Store "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Experts from several security firms has spotted two new malware campaigns targeting Google Play Store users, once of them spreads the BankBot Trojan.

Once again crooks succeeded in publishing a malware in the official Google Play Store deceiving the anti-malware protections implemented by the tech giant.

The BankBot banking Trojan creates phishing login overlays for several real banking applications (i.e. Citibank, WellsFargo, Chase, and DiBa) in efforts to steal users login details, it also uses the same technique to steal credentials for many popular apps, including Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Snapchat, Viber, WeChat, and Uber.

The android malware is also able to intercept text messages and delete them from the victims device, in this way it could bypass 2FA implemented by banks.

Google removed at least four previous versions of this banking trojan from the Play Store from the beginning of the year, but crooks always succeeded in proposing a new variant infecting victims of major banks worldwide.

Experts found a second campaign that spreads the same BankBot trojan alongside with the Mazar and Red Alert malware.

Another set of malicious apps has made it into the official Android app store. Detected by ESET security systems as Android/TrojanDropper.Agent.BKY, these apps form a new family of multi-stage Android malware, legitimate-looking and with delayed onset of malicious activity. reads the analysis published by ESET.

We have discovered eight apps of this malware family on Google Play and notified Googles security team about the issue. Google has removed all eight apps from its store; users with Google Play Protect enabled are protected via this mechanism.

Researchers from security firms ESET, AVAST, and...

01:49

Unbelievable New Mini Weapons 1897b "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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01:48

NY Gov. Cuomo Ignored Sex Assault by Aide, 1896 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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01:43

Breaking: Assad Tells Putin at Meeting: Syria Was Saved as a State Thanks to Russia - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

  Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Syrian President Bashar Assad, who flew to Russain city of Sochi for a working visit. The two leaders discussed the situation in Syria. Vladimir Putin congratulated Bashar Assad for his success in fighting Islamist militants, saying Syria is striving in the fight against terrorist groups, adding the Syrian people are going through very difficult trials []

01:43

They Confessed to Minor Crimes. Then City Hall Billed Them $122K in Prosecution Fees "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

COACHELLA, Calif. When Cesar Garcia pulled the letter out of his mailbox, he immediately recognized the name of the law firm on the envelope Silver & Wright. Eighteen

The post They Confessed to Minor Crimes. Then City Hall Billed Them $122K in Prosecution Fees appeared first on Filming Cops.

01:40

Google Collects Android Location Data Even When Location Service Is Disabled "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Do you own an Android smartphone? If yes, then you are one of those billions of users whose smartphone is secretly gathering location data and sending it back to Google. Google has been caught collecting location data on every Android device owner since the beginning of this year (that's for the past 11 months)even when location services are entirely disabled, according to an investigation

01:39

Why Are Police In The USA So Terrified? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Robert J. Burrowes for TRANSCEND Media Service - 15 Nov 2017 In a recent incident in the United States, yet another unarmed man was shot dead by police after opening his front door in response to their knock. The police were going to serve an arrest warrant on a domestic violence suspect the mans neighbour but went to the wrong address. See Police kill innocent man while serving warrant at wrong address. For those who follow news in the United States, the routine killing of innocent civilians by the police has become a national crisis despite concerted attempts by political and legal authorities and the corporate media to obscure what is happening. See Killed by Police and The Counted: People killed by police in the US. So far this year, US police have killed 1,044 people. In contrast, from 1990 to 2016, police in England and Wales killed just 62 people. See Fatal police shootings. Of course, these murders by the police are just the tip of the iceberg of police violence as police continue to demonstrate that the freedoms guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment have been eviscerated. See What Country Is This? Forced Blood Draws, Cavity Searches and Colonoscopies. So why are the police so violent? you might ask. Well, several scholars have offered answers to this question and you can read a little about what they say in these articles reviewing recent books on the subject. See The Fraternal Order of Police Must Go and Our Ever-Deadlier Police State.

01:39

Reality Challenged CNN Guest: Trump Reluctant To Attack White Men "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

He is one of the reasons we have Velcro shoes. Via Daily Caller: Donald Trump biographer Michael DAntonio claimed on CNN Monday that the president is reluctant to attack white men, despite evidence to the contrary. DAntonio seemed convinced that Trumps Twitter attack on LaVar Ball was racially motivated, stating, the president is signaling to []

01:39

Rouhani tells Macron Iran not seeking to dominate Mideast "IndyWatch Feed War"

AFP

AFP/File | Frances President Emmanuel Macron (left) meets with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani in New York on September 18, 2017

TEHRAN (AFP)  Iran is not seeking to dominate the Middle East, President Hassan Rouhani told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday, according to the Iranian presidency.

Our presence in Iraq and Syria is at the invitation of the governments of those countries to fight terrorism, Rouhani was quoted as saying in a telephone call with Macron.

Rouhani said Iran does not seek to dominate the region, but was instead working for peace and security and to avoid the dismembering of countries.

The comments come days after Frances foreign minister sparked Tehrans ire by accusing it of hegemonic ambitions in the Middle East.

Macron who has pledged to visit Iran in 2018 on Friday insisted that France wants a dialogue with Tehran.

Macron has been heavily involved in trying to defuse a crisis in Lebanon over the resignation of premier Saad Hariri that ramped up tensions between Iran and regional rival Saudi Arabia.


01:38

Googles plan to isolate Russian media is an act of information warfare "IndyWatch Feed War"

RT | November 21, 2017 Googles announcement that it is working to reduce the presence of Russian media in its news feeds has been slammed by lawmakers and political commentators as an act of aggression which will have a global impact on the freedom of speech and thought. This is an open form of information []

01:38

Tortured for Faith: Pastor Seeks Sanctuary in US "IndyWatch Feed War"

The deteriorating situation of minorities in Pakistan is leaving few options for their survival in the country. Every year, more than 5,000 families from religious minorities leave Pakistan.

Pastor Siddique Sindhu is just one example of a Christian who fled after surviving brutal torture due to his work as a Christian pastor. He is currently in the U.S., hoping to seek asylum.

The following is his personal account of what he endured as a Christian that forced him to flee his home and country:

I am an ordained and theologically trained pastor 

Pastor Siddique Sindhu,, recovering from two broken legs and multiple other injuries from being tortured for his faith, is surrounded by his family.Pastor Siddique Sindhu,, recovering from two broken legs and multiple other injuries from being tortured for his faith, is surrounded by his family. (Photo: courtesy)

from Pakistan. I started my career as a government servant in the 90s working for the Motorway Project of the National High Authority.

I experienced a calling to serve God, and therefore, I resigned from my job and trained for year to be a pastor. I was ordained in August 2001.

After two years working in the Christian community, local Muslims started accusing me of converting Muslims to Christianity. In my many talks with them, I tried to make it clear that I was a messenger only, and that if people accepted Christianity, it was God working.

My wife, children and I started worrying that the situation was becoming dangerous for us. On April 19, 2007, while coming from my church, I was kidnapped and taken to a location I did not recognize.

I soon realized that many of the kidnappers were the same people who had send me threatening messages during my work as pastor. As they had demanded before, they wanted just one thing that I accept Islam. I refused straightaway.

Thats when they started torturing me, eventually breaking both of my legs. Afterwards, they screamed at me and tried to force me to stand up. (I was semi-conscious and incapable of obeying them.) They continued to hit me, trying to fracture my skull.

I remember hearing one of the leaders say I should be left in the middle of the road so people would know what happens to people who try to...

01:37

Under the GOP Tax Plan, Top Republican Orrin Hatchs Own American Dream Would Have Been Out of Reach "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Orrin Hatch came from nothing, and he made it.

In office for 40 years, hes president pro tempore of the Senate, and chairs the powerful committee writing the Senate GOPs tax plan. Hes using that perch, he explained last week, so that everybody can have the same chance he did.

As the Senate put the finishing touches on its tax bill in his Finance Committee last week, Hatch got into it with Ohio Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown, who was lambasting the bill as a giveaway for the rich.

I come from the poor people. And Ive been here working my whole entire stinkin career for people who dont have a chance. And I really resent anyone saying that Im just doing this for the rich. Gimme a break, Hatch told Brown. I come from the lower middle class originally. We didnt have anything. So dont spew that stuff on me. I get a little tired of that crap.

Hatch, satisfied with the exchange, shared a video of it on social media, adding a few narrative details.

Hatch went to to the University of Pittsburgh Law School on a scholarship when tuition there ranged from $1,100 to $1,300 per year.

The bottom tax rate in 1960 was 20 percent, which would have put Hatchs tax bill at around $780 for the waiver. In an interview with the local Utah press in 2015, the senator described his ordeal, which at the time was tax free. It was a blessing to me that I had that honors sc...

01:36

Founder of Non Profit Unlocking Autism Found dead in Canal "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Founder of Non Profit Unlocking Autism Found dead in Canal by Erin Elizabeth Health Nut News We are so sad to report this tragic news, which is separate from our holistic doctor death series. Our hearts go out to...

The post Founder of Non Profit Unlocking Autism Found dead in Canal appeared first on The Daily Coin.

01:36

134 earthquakes in Monterey County, California since last week's 4.6 magnitude "IndyWatch Feed World"

A 4.6 magnitude earthquake shook Monterey County last Monday, and the area hasn't stopped shaking since. Last week's widely-felt quake was centered 13 miles northeast of Gonzales, along the San Andreas Fault. Since then, there have been 134 earthquakes within 5 kilometers (or about 3 miles) of the epicenter, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. However, most of those aftershocks weren't felt by the Central Coast. Only 17 were stronger than a 2.5 magnitude and six were greater than 3.0, said Ole Kaven, a seismologist with the USGS.

01:35

Universidades no toman medidas para evitar crisis, SEP no tiene recursos para apoyarlas "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

El subsecretario de Educacin Superior, Salvador Jara, dijo que la SEP no cuenta con recursos adicionales para apoyar a las universidades pblicas que presentan problemas financieros.Regeneracin, 21 de noviembre de 2017.- El subsecretario de Educacin Superior, Salvador Jara, dijo en entrevista con El Universal que la Secretara de Educacin Pblica (SEP) no cuenta con recursos []

El post Universidades no toman medidas para evitar crisis, SEP no tiene recursos para apoyarlas apareci primero en Regeneracin.

01:32

New Strategic Partnership to Bring Airships to Dubai - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Editors note:  The photo above is from a presentation I did for the Republic of Congo in 2007.  At that time, Cols Hanke and Recordan (US and France) with then 4C Controls, under my guidance whatever that is, did a similar study of the Straits of Hormuz and made the initial presentation with the UAE, []

01:30

WATCH: Family Calls 911 for Help, Cops Show Up, Beat Handcuffed Mentally Ill Man Instead "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A family called 911 for help with their family member in a mental crisis. Instead of help, a cop unleashed fury and rage and then lied to cover it up.

01:30

From rail and airports to its first overseas naval base, China zeroes in on tiny Djibouti "IndyWatch Feed War"

President of African nation will visit China this week

By Kinling Lo
South China Morning Post

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 21 November, 2017, 8:03am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 21 November, 2017, 3:00pm
...

01:30

Sex Allegations, Clintons, Pedos, Aborted Babies, & Toxic Water. Michael Rivero (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Sex Allegations, Clintons, Pedos, Aborted Babies, & Toxic Water. Michael Rivero Video Talk Digital Network Trump, Middle East, Las Vegas, Oil Pipelines, and Fake News Sites Guests website: http://whatreallyhappened.com/ Video Source

The post Sex Allegations, Clintons, Pedos, Aborted Babies, & Toxic Water. Michael Rivero (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

01:28

[WATCH] Chicago Cop Gets Five Years in Federal Prison For Firing Barrage of Bullets at Teens "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

CHICAGO A former Chicago police officer was sentenced to five years in federal prison Monday for using unreasonable force in an incident in which he unleashed a barrage of

The post [WATCH] Chicago Cop Gets Five Years in Federal Prison For Firing Barrage of Bullets at Teens appeared first on Filming Cops.

01:26

Si perdemos la libertad de decir, lo perdemos todo: periodista encarcelado en Guatemala "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Jerson Xitumul Morales, periodista de Prensa Comunitaria, fue detenido el 11 de noviembre por la maana acusado de delitos de amenazas, instigacin a delinquir, asociacin ilcita, reuniones y manifestacin ilcita, daos y detenciones ilegales por la empresa minera de nquel en el departamento de Izabal.

El encarcelamiento de un periodista a instancias de una empresa minera hace evidente la necesidad de callar las voces que denuncian el deterioro ambiental y las ilegalidades en las que incurre esta industria que ha generado tantos enfrentamientos en diferentes comunidades de todo el pas.

Obstruir la libre emisin del pensamiento mediante el acoso, amenaza y encarcelamiento contra periodistas es nefasto para este pas, eternamente abusado por grandes empresas e industrias. Es una muestra de lo que son capaces de hacer las empresas mineras por continuar su trabajo que, como se ha demostrado, daa los ecosistemas vitales para la vida de las comunidades.

A pesar de la persecucin, las amenazas y arrestos, los periodistas independientes continuaremos investigando y denunciando cualquier actividad que dae la naturaleza y que vulnere los intereses de las comunidades en donde se desarrollen los proyectos que no respetan el territorio y la vida.

Para mayor informacin lea:

http://www.prensacomunitaria.org/detienen-a-nuestro-companero-periodista-jerson-xitumul-en-izabal1/

jersonm

Este material se comparte con autorizacin de Resumen Latinoamericano

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01:26

Hundreds of cattle found dead in Odisha, India; locals suspect epidemic "IndyWatch Feed World"

An unknown epidemic has caused the death of hundreds of cattle at Gumabirsinghur village under this block in Ganjam district. "There have been no visible symptoms. The cattle are found dead everywhere in forest, riverside, canals, hills and farmlands in the village. This condition has been occurring for the last three days," locals said. The deadly issue came to the fore after the affected farmers brought the matter to the notice of Berhampur sub-collector. Surprisingly, the veterinary department has failed to tackle the disease as the cause of the outbreak of the disease is yet to be ascertained. The unknown epidemic has spread panic among locals who held the administration responsible. Among the many farmers who had lost their cattle were Jagili Gouda, Bauri Gouda, Dhaneswar Pradhan, Balram Pradhan, Sudam Pradhan, L Panda, L Seemanchal, Narsingh Gouda, M Andha, D Bijay, K Trinath and M Kameshu.

01:25

Lavender Files 27. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Price of Salt and Spring Fire are both well known, especially Highsmiths Price of Salt. Spring Fire started the Lesbian pulp genre, and the author, Marijane Meaker, was always unhappy about the forced ending she had to do. As for Satan Was A Lesbian, people may not know the story, but its probably one of the best known pulp covers, which has been reproduced on all manner of goods.

01:25

Northams Office Hid Dominion Execs & Lobbyists In Transition Team? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Itai Vardi for Desmog Blog - Virginias Democratic governor-elect, Ralph Northam, announced his transition committee this week. In a press release, his office listed 85 individuals who will comprise the bipartisan committee, representing Virginians from across the Commonwealth who will join him over the course of the next two months to lay the groundwork for a successful administration. But there is something odd about the list of people and their affiliations, or lack thereof. Dominion Energy the states most powerful corporate player who will need certifications from the Northam administration for its pivotal Atlantic Coast pipeline doesnt appear once on the list. If approved by the states regulatory bodies, the mammoth 550-mile interstate pipeline is planned to transport natural gas from West Virginia, through Virginia, and into North Carolina. Yet a closer look at the people on the transition team reveals that some have been presented in a selective way that fails to mention their various affiliations with Dominion. The list includes Carlos Brown, who is presented as Member, Commonwealth Transportation Board. But Brown has another job. Hes Vice President and General Counsel at Dominion Energy. Next, the list includes Eva Hardy, who is presented as Former Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources. Yet Hardy served in that capacity between 1986 and 1990. Afterwards she worked as a longtime Dominion executive, most recently as a vice president. Though not currently an official company executive, Dominion still retains Hardy as a lobbyist.

01:25

Dozens dead after truck bomb hits northern Iraqi town "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Interior Ministry confirms a 'violent explosion' took place near a vegetable market

01:24

Proof in the Age of Doubt "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

After the 2016 presidential election, I was one of many who spontaneously posted an all-black image to social media. In the immediate aftermath of Trumps victory, there was a need to express something along with the sense that nothing could express that mix of fear, frustration and grief that hit last Nov. 9. An all-black image with its deathly/funereal associations was all that fit.

Brooklyn-based artist Robert Longo (born 1953) may have been acting on similar impulses when he made Untitled (Obama Leaving) (2017). The piece, like most of his work, is a large-scale charcoal drawing. One of its paired panels shows Barack Obama and his entourage walking off an airport tarmac, the ex-Presidents facial expression the combination of hope and resignation that he so often wore. The second panel, though, is pure darkness the whole sheet of paper covered with charcoal dust. The juxtaposition suggests a slight movement through time, like a comic-book page or film stills: from a grim but palpable present to some unimaginable future.

This work is part of Proof, currently on view at the Brooklyn Museum, which puts Longos work alongside that of Sergei Eisenstein and Francisco Goya. The Brooklyn Museum has lately presented a streak of progressive-minded, socially conscious exhibitions. This show is part of that, but it comes to its politics in a stranger, more elliptical way. Rather than trying to rally viewers around any particular cause, it asks them to question the nature of proof the ways reality is mediated, codified, distorted and dramatized. Dramatized, especially: The art is almost all striking, severe imagery, delivering its various looming horrors in stark black and white.

The show begins with Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948), the gifted Russian filmmaker who defined the powers of cinematic montage, while also chronicling Soviet history in films like Battleship Potemkin (1925) and October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1927-28). Seven of his films are displayed simultaneously, with no sound or titles, and slowed to a crawl: Whats left are his cinematographic images which, frame by frame, convey a wondrously melodramatic sort of old-fashioned pathos.

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01:19

Trumps Middle East peace plan: Dead on arrival? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Trump's peace plan will be highly favourable to Israel and dismissive of the Palestinians

01:17

Brooklyn College Asks The NYPD To Limit Presence On Campus Even For Bathroom Breaks "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The police can use the stairwells same as the homeless. Via Washington Examiner: Certain members of Brooklyn College dont want police officers using the bathrooms on campus. Students are reportedly circulating a petition asking the college to release a statement disinviting NYPD on campus in any respect even if its just to take breaks and []

01:16

Irans Rouhani Says France Can Play Productive Role in Middle East "IndyWatch Feed War"

BEIRUT (Reuters) France can play a productive role in the Middle East by taking a realistic and impartial approach, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in a phone call on Tuesday, according to Iranian state media.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a meeting of the Social Council of Iran, in Tehran, Iran, October 31, 2017. President.ir/Handout via REUTERS

Tensions between Iran and France increased last week after Macron said that Tehran should be less aggressive in the region and should clarify its ballistic missile program.

Iranian state media said Rouhani told Macron that the Islamic Republic was ready to develop its relations with France on all bilateral, regional and international issues based on mutual respect and shared goals.

Rouhani referred to the adventurism of some inexperienced princes in the region- an allusion to Irans arch geopolitical rival Saudi Arabia and said France could play a positive role in easing the situation.

We are against adventurism and creating division in the region and believe that France, by keeping an independent vote and its position in the region, can, with a realistic and impartial approach, have a productive role, he said.

The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and other Arab states criticized Iran and its Lebanese Shiite Muslim ally Hezbollah at talks in Cairo on Sunday, calling for a united front to counter Iranian influence.

Rouhani also highlighted the importance of maintaining stability in Lebanon and, in the phone call with Macron, noted what he characterized as the threat posed by Israel.

Hezbollah are a part of the Lebanese people and are incredibly loved in this country. Their weapons are only defensi...

01:15

Opioids are mind-control drugs; MKULTRA is alive and well "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Opioids are mind-control drugs: MKULTRA is alive and well

by Jon Rappoport

November 21, 2017

Wikipedia: [MKULTRA was] the code name given to a program of experiments on human subjects, at times illegal, designed and undertaken by the United States Central Intelligence Agency. Experiments on humans were intended to identify and develop drugs and procedures to be used in interrogations and torture in order to weaken the individual to force confessions through mind controlMKUltra used numerous methodologies to manipulate peoples mental states and alter brain functions, including the surreptitious administration of drugs (especially LSD) and other chemicals

A worldwide population enslaved to mind-control drugsthis is a dream that exceeds the fantasies of the old CIA MKULTRA warriors. And its here.

A few adverse effects of opioids: sedation, psychological dependence, physical addiction, hallucinations, delirium, brain fog, lowered level of consciousness, and thus, increased suggestibility.

Opioid effects may not be as overtly dramatic as those of MKULTRA LSD, but the overall impact on the mind is just as severe.

As Ive shown in past articles, a major pipeline for opioids starts at the top of the food chain: pharma manufacturers like Purdue and Insys, who are traffickers. (note to reader: Opioid archive here.)

This follows the pattern of LSD, which in the 1960s was manufactured by Sandoz (and then obtained in large quantities by the CIA for MKULTRA). However, now, there is no need for the CIA. Huge shipments of opioids go directly to rogue pharmacies and pain clinics, who are lower level dealers, and then on to addicts.

Mind control has gone public in a huge wayfar beyond the reach of LSD in the 1960s and 70s.

In fact, Congress and former President Barack Obama have played a major role in protection of the pharmaceutical traffickers. This assist occurred in April of 2016, when a new law was passed and signed by Obama: Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016.

The whole thrust of that law was to create a much higher barrier, blocking the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) from freezing pharmas huge opioid shipments to lower level traffickers.

The Washington Post, which did a long piece on that law, reached out to Obama and his then Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, but both of them declined to comment. Well, enablers o...

01:14

Lebanese Army placed at full readiness to counter Israeli enemy "IndyWatch Feed World"

The head of the Lebanese Army has asked the military to be at full readiness to face the Israeli enemy at the southern border.

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01:11

Unusual Visitor: A Deeper Look at Oumuamua "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

When I first wrote about the interstellar interloper now called Oumuamua, I made reference to Arthur C. Clarkes Rendezvous with Rama because of the delightful symmetry between the novel and the object, though noting that were unlikely to find that A/2017 U1 is as intriguing as Clarkes mysterious starship bound for the Magellanics (see An Interstellar Visitor?). Still, an interstellar object entering the Solar System only to go careening back out of it could not help but recall Clarke, whose asteroid 31/439 wound up being artificial.

Then came the paper from Karen Meech (University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy, where the object was first detected with the Pan-STARRS1 telescope). Drawing on data from telescopes around the world, Meechs team has been able to characterize our first nearby object from another stellar system, with equally delightful results. For it turns out that Oumuamua (pronounced oh MOO-uh MOO-uh) has an unusual axis ratio, being about ten times longer than it is wide. Jim Benford couldnt resist suggesting I show a cover from Rendezvous with Rama depicting just such an axis ratio, and I agreed wholeheartedly.

Any science fiction fan familiar with Clarke (and are there any who arent?) will have fun with the similarities, but how much do we actually know about Oumuamua? Meechs team based its conclusions on the objects shape on the fact that its brightness changed so dramatically as it rotated (spinning on its axis every 7.3 hours). Lance Benner, who specializes in radar imaging of near-Earth and main-belt asteroids at JPL, calls the axis ratio here truly extraordinary. We know of no Solar System objects elongated more than 3 times longer than they are wide.

Nothing in our Solar System, in other words, quite matches an object shaped like this. Of course, it might also look like the image below, courtesy of the European Southern Observatory.

Image: This artists impression shows the first detected interstellar asteroid: `Oumuamua. This unique object was discovered on October...

01:10

Lockheed Martin: A global giant in supporting of Israeli war crimes "IndyWatch Feed War"

Weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin literally makes a killing off of killing. Last year, while the company was grossing $43.4 billion in arms sales, an estimated 157,000 people around the globe were killed in violent conflicts. For leadership of this industry of death, CEO Marillyn Hewson was paid $20 million. The federal contracts Lockheed Martin receives total more than the budgets of 22 US states (not surprising, given that the company spends around  $13 million lobbying annually) and does business with 70 nations.

Lockheed Martin boasts on its website that it has been selling arms to Israel since 1971. The companys notorious F-16 fighter jet came into Israels possession in 1980, two years before Israels first war with Lebanon. Since that time, the companys fighter jets have been integral to Israels brutal military campaigns in Lebanon and Palestine.

Israels 2006 invasion of Lebanon involved wide use of F-16 fighter jets and the Lockheed Martin Multiple-Launch Rocket System (MLRS) which sprayed cluster bombs across the Lebanese countryside. Between July 12 and August 14 2006, over 1,000 people in Lebanon, mostly civilians, were killed. Comparatively, 12 Israeli soldiers and 43 Israeli civilians were killed by Hezbollah rockets. Human Rights Watch concluded that the cause of such a high civilian death rate was Israels frequent failure to abide by a fundamental obligation of the laws of war: the duty to distinguish between military targets, which can be legitimately attacked, and civilians, who are not subject to attack.

Lockheed Martin weapons played a major role in Israels 2008-2009 and 2014 assaults on Gaza. An extensive investigation by Amnesty International into Operation Cast Lead in 2008-2009, which killed 1,394 Palestinians, including 345 children, found that Israels at....

01:10

Why 2018 Will Continue to set Records for Stocks (Until it Doesnt) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Why 2018 Will Continue to set Records for Stocks (Until it Doesnt) by John Galt The theory behind Trumponomics is as simple as it gets: Buy the bubble until you can not afford to. This is the same issue which...

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01:07

Former IRS director Lois Lerner: My life will be in danger if real reason why Tea Party was targeted goes public "IndyWatch Feed World"

Former IRS director Lois Lerner told a federal court last week that she and her family could face death threats and physical violence if her testimony of why tea party groups were targeted under her watch becomes public. Lerner and her former deputy at the IRS, Holly Paz, filed court documents Thursday, saying their depositions given in a court case this year should remain sealed from the public forever, according to The Washington Times. "Whenever Mss. Lerner and Paz have been in the media spotlight, they have faced death threats and harassment," their attorneys said. As previously reported by The Western Journal, the IRS settled two lawsuits in October alleging the agency illegally targeted conservative groups under the Obama administration. One of the settlements stipulated the IRS issue a formal apology for illegally singling out conservative and tea party groups due to their political beliefs dating back to 2010.

01:05

Right-Wing Snowflake Roy Moore Is Now Threatening To Sue Alabama's 3 Biggest Newspapers For Exposing Him "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


I have no idea how many Alabama voters even read newspapers, let alone factor their endorsements into their decision-making, but the 3 biggest newspapers in Alabama have a message for the voters there: "Stand for decency; reject Roy Moore." All three-- the Birmingham News, the Mobile Press-Register and the Huntsville Times-- endorsed Democrat Doug Jones. And they all put the endorsement on the front page of the Sunday papers. The 3 share the state's top website, AL.com and they're featuring it as well. The papers had already pointed out that Moore is ""grossly unfit" to represent the state in the Senate but this was the first time they endorsed Jones. Moore says he's suing them. Excerpts from the editorial:
This election is a turning point for women in Alabama. A chance to make their voices heard in a state that has silenced them for too long.

The accusations against Roy Moore have been horrifying, but not shocking.

Every day new allegations arise that illustrate a pattern of a man in his 30s strutting through town like the cock of the walk, courting and preying on young women and girls. And though Roy Moore has denied the accusations of these women, his own platform and record is hostile to so many Alabamians.

Unlike the national party, the Alabama Republican establishment has chosen to stand by him, attacking and belittling the brave women who have come forward.

As a news organization, we have independently investigated...

01:04

A Greek Tragedy Foretold "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Along with French economist Thomas Piketty, former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis is making economics sexy again. Journalists enjoyed snapping photos of Varoufakis, clad in a black leather coat, commuting to the finance ministrys offices on his Yamaha motorcycle. But his short tenure in the Greek government was marked by clashes with the countrys creditors and ultimately with the leadership of Syriza, the left-wing party that came to power in Greece in early 2015.

Varoufakis, a self-described erratic Marxist, also happens to be a gifted storyteller who can deftly relate personal experiences to larger themes without sacrificing analytical rigor. Its not something you would expect to find in your average finance minister, but he is no ordinary government bureaucrat.

He opens Adults in the Room, his memoir about his short time in government, by describing a late-night meeting in a Washington bar in which former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers asks him if he would behave as an insider or outsider. It is a sly narrative construct, as Varoufakis tells all from the outsider-insider perspective and recounts the negotiations over Greeces debt with the Troika: the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and the European Central Bank (ECB).

Varoufakis names the individual actors in the Greek tragedy, but where he really shines is in explaining the central economic and political forces that created Europes economic crisis.

Greeces population is 10.75 million but its public debt is around 330 billion euros ($390 billion). He argues that Greece is in a modern-day debtors prison and cannot pay its sovereign debt without a serious restructuring. Adults in the Room takes pains to describe his attempts to end the countrys fiscal waterboarding at the hands of the Troika. Varoufakis demanded new debt terms and some debt cancellation haircuts for the banks and other institutions that held Greeces bonds. One problem was that the ECBs charter explicitly prohibited debt cancellation and bailouts, thus stacking the deck against the debtor nation.

An outsiders tale of crashing the ultimate insiders club.

Once in power, Varoufakis got creative. He offered to convert Greeces unsustainable debt payments to perpetual bonds that paid lower but perpetual interest, and the country would be able to choose when to pay off the principal, sometime in the distant future. Another novel but workable idea was that Greece would swap its largest debt obligations for new 30-year bonds that had crucial provisions: Annual payments would be suspended until Greeces national income increased, and would then be linked to its economic growth.

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01:04

Samsung accidentally confirms foldable Galaxy X launch through live support page "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Samsung Galaxy Xs Support Page Appears On Samsungs Website

Samsung, the South Korean technology giant, has accidentally confirmed the launch of a new foldable smartphone Galaxy X through the devices support page.

The support page is for a smartphone with the model number SM-G888N0, a label that is widely believed to be the upcoming Samsung Galaxy X. According to the Dutch site, Mobiel Kopen (as reported by Lets Go Digital) found a support page for the smartphone on Samsungs Korean site. Although, the support page doesnt provide specifications of the device, it does confirm the existence of a foldable smartphone. The SM-G888 had already received a few certifications from regulators including the Bluetooth SIG, Wi-Fi Alliance, and South Koreas own National Radio Research Agency, reports Mobiel Kopen.

One can expect Samsung to launch the Galaxy X initially in South Korea and also get it certified there. Based on the reception of the Galaxy X, it may decide when to release the device in the other countries. Also, since its a foldable smartphone, it might see a limited launch.

The post Samsung accidentally confirms foldable Galaxy X launch through live support page appeared first on TechWorm.

01:02

Shallow magnitude 6 earthquake hits off Samoa "IndyWatch Feed World"

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6 earthquake struck waters west of Samoa and American Samoa. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The agency said Monday the earthquake was centered 220 miles west of Apia, Samoa, and 290 miles west of Pago Pago, American Samoa. The quake struck at a depth of 6 miles (10 kilometers) shortly before 8 a.m. in American Samoa. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu said there was no chance of tsunami from the temblor. Nua Leilosi of American Samoa's Department of Public Safety says she didn't feel any shaking. Source: AP

01:02

A hug for the Hero "IndyWatch Feed World"

Assad in surprise Putin meeting ahead of Moscows talks with Turkey, Iran
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01:00

How Game Can Get in the Way of Getting Laid "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This is a guest post by Kid Strangelove. Kid originally published this article at his own blog on October 12, 2010, but he deleted the site a while ago so he could focus on other projects. He asked me if Id be willing to re-post some of his articles on my blog and I said yes.

Ever get flaked on by a girl?

Of course you have. Its normal. Its human nature.

Sometimes flaking can be disheartening, sometimes you just ignore it and move on, and sometimes you try to learn from your mistakes. But rarely do you get a chance to find out straight from the source what you did wrong, or what she thought of you.

I mean, a flake is the ultimate form of rejection: apathy. Its like in the pro wrestling world: the best guys are the guys the audience either cheers the loudest or completely shits on with boos, but the guys that you dont hear about are the guys that just simply get no reaction, positive or negative, whatsoever.

Sorry, Bobby. They tried.

Bumping into a former flake just doesnt happen every single day, but when it does, man does it feel enlightening (or embarrassing or both).

Flash back to last week. I was hanging out with a few friends of mine, having a quiet hookah night, followed by our familiar Tuesday spot famous for its two dollar beers and amazing burgers. The Tuesday spot was overflowing with Yankee fans, since this was their very first series game against the Twins. Beer and baseball flowed through me, and I was relaxed.

But when I steppe...

01:00

Shocking CDC Tests Reveal 3,800 US Water Supplies Up To 400% MORE Contaminated Than Flint "IndyWatch Feed World"

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For years there has been an ongoing debate about the levels of lead that have been found in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, but recent studies have shown that water conditions are just as bad in many other areas throughout the country.

In fact, Reuters recently published neighborhood-level blood lead testing results from 34 states, as well as Washington DC, which were collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The results showed that 3,810 neighborhood areas have levels of lead that are at least double those seen in Flint. Close to half of these sites had levels that were actually four times as high as those in Flint.

Some of the areas shown to be affected the most were parts of Pennsylvania, New York, Baltimore and parts of Ohio. Researchers noted that areas which were heavily industrialized before lead was recognized as a problem have become hotspots for contamination. A color-coded map identifying many of these hotspots was published with the report, showing some of the highest levels of contamination in Savannah, Georgia; Brooklyn, New York; and even as far north as Rutland, Vermont.

The results showed that despite the fact that Flint had become the face of lead contamination in America, it doesnt even rank among the most toxic water supplies in the country. Far from being a localized problem, it seems that water supplies throughout the entire country could be compromised. In 2013, prior to the Flint controversy, The American Society of Civil Engineers gave the nations water infrastructure a D+ on their Report Card for Americas Infrastructure in 2013. It is estimated that the much-needed overhaul of the countrys water infrastructure could cost over $1 trillion.

Map of lead concentrations in the United States

Restoring existing water systems as they reach the end of their useful lives and expanding them to serve a growing population will cost at least $1 trillion over the next 25 years, a 2012 American Water Works Association (AWWA) report concluded.

However, the residents of Flint are still waiting o...

01:00

New scam launches users default phone app, points it to fake tech support hotline "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The latest variants of tech support scams targeting Apple users have done away with the usual visually prominent error messages. Instead, they open the potential victims default communication or phone call app, and prompt them to call the fake tech support scam hotline (the number is already prepopulated in the app): With click-to-call links, tech support scams do not have to be as elaborate as many current tech support scam websites. They dont have to More

01:00

Student Loans Not a Macro Problem "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

We keep hearing that Student Loans will derail the U.S. economy, but from these data series, I cannot see how that happens short of a much bigger recession. Via Torsten Slok: The latest data shows that 16% of student loan borrowers have a balance bigger than $50k. With 44 million student loans outstanding this means that

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01:00

Nanosys Wants Printing Quantum Dot Displays to be as Cheap as Printing a T-Shirt "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The company plans to capture the printed display market from right under the noses of OLED manufacturers Illustration: Nanosys

Quantum dots have established themselves as a go-to material for photoluminescence, in which light is emitted when stimulated by a light source. Based on this capability, companies such as Nanosys have been able to help display companies like Samsung capture a growing segment of the display market from competing technologies such as LED-backlit LCD and organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays.

Nanosys currently has more than 60 quantum dot-enabled products on the market, and the company now wants to make a big push to expand the capabilities of quantum dots beyond just photoluminescence into the area of electroluminescence, where photons are emitted in the presence of an electric field or current. Nanosys expects this development to lead to a new era of what Nanosys is terming: Electro Luminescent Quantum Dot (ELQD) displays.

Executives at Nanosys believe that ELQD displays have the potential to disrupt the display industry over the next decade. The displays dont need a backlight and, because each subpixel is addressable, the display wastes no energy while the light travels from the backlight to the pixel. This should translate into lower power consumption, along with wider viewing angles, purer colors, and perfect black levels, according to Jeff Yurek, Director of Marketing and Investor Relations at Nanosys.

We expect to see these displays in the three to five year timeframe, said Yurek. We think that quantum dots have the potential to deliver on the promise of OLED.

It has long been promised that printed OLEDs would someday be available in...

00:58

US Senate Disregards Bradbury Role in Torture "IndyWatch Feed World"

(HRW) On November 14, 2017, the US Senate approved Steven Bradbury as general counsel of the federal Department of Transportation by a 50-47 vote. As the acting head of the Office of Legal Counsel in the US Department of Justice from 2005 to 2009 under then-President George W. Bush, Bradbury wrote several significant opinions that gave legal cover to waterboarding and other CIA abuses of detainees that have long been recognized as torture.

The confirmation of Steven Bradbury sends a dangerous message that the US Senate will, without serious scrutiny, confirm nominees for prominent government posts who have been responsible for authorizing torture, said Letta Tayler, senior terrorism and counterterrorism researcher at Human Rights Watch. By giving legal cover to waterboarding and other torture and inhumane treatment of detainees in violation of US and international law, Bradbury failed to uphold the respect for human rights and the rule of law that are critical for any US government lawyer. US authorities should be placing Bradbury under criminal investigation along with other US officials who played a key role in systematic torture during the George W. Bush presidency.

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Human Rights Watch is among 13 nongovernmental organizations that outlined their concerns about Bradbury in a letter to the US Senate Transportation Committee. Human Rights Watch has extensively documented why ranking Bush administration officials should be prosecuted for torture.

Source: Human Rights Watch

00:57

Russia-hosted Syria talks: what to expect Chemical weapons and war crimes wont come up "IndyWatch Feed War"

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AFP / by Maria Panina with Maya Cebeily in Beirut and Stuart Williams in Istanbul | Syrians carry for burial the bodies of victims who died following reported shelling by Syrian government forces in the rebel-held town of Douma in eastern Syria. The conflict has claimed over 300,000 lives.

SOCHI (RUSSIA) (AFP)  

The presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran will meet on Wednesday for a summit aimed at bringing peace in Syria.

Here is what you need to know about the trios summit at the Black Sea resort of Sochi, hosted by Vladimir Putin ahead of parallel UN-led talks in Geneva set to be relaunched on November 28.

Building on Astana talks

Syrian regime backers Russia and Iran and rebel supporter Turkey have co-sponsored peace talks in Astana, the capital of Russian ally Kazakhstan.

With seven rounds of negotiations this year, the Moscow-initiated talks brought together representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition, including some key armed groups who had previously steered clear of other negotiations.

Unlike the Geneva talks which were politically focused and led to deadlock, the Astana diplomatic push concentrated on military issues.

While unable to halt fighting altogether, the talks did lead to a lowering of violence on the ground with the creation of four de-escalation zones.

Following its military intervention that allowed Damascus regime forces to get the upper hand on the ground, Moscow now wants to use the Astana result to relaunch a political process.

There are three countries setting the future trajectory of Syria, and none are the US or an Arab country, said Randa Slim, an expert at the US-based Middle East Institute.

Summit agreement?

Ahead of the summit the trio in no way forms a united bloc: ongoing major dif...

00:56

Salmans Shake-Up: Saudi Maneuvers Are Bad for the American People "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Ritz Carlton Hotel in downtown Riyadh is now serving as a temporary prison, holding some of the 201 people that have been detained on the orders of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. 1,800 bank accounts have been frozen.

The drama is escalating on the international front as well. The Saudis are blaming Iran for a recent missile attack from Yemen. The Prime Minister of Lebanon has resigned from his post while in Riyadh and echoes Saudi rhetoric against Hezbollah.

The price of oil is rising again, the highest its been in two years, approaching $58 per barrel.

Whats going on? Something is clearly boiling below the surface on the Arabian Peninsula. How can we interpret these chaotic moves?

 

Middle-Men for Wall Street & London

Saudi Aramco President and CEO Abdallah S. Jum'ah, right and Exxon Mobil Corporation President Rex Tillerson, attend a forum on U.S.-Saudi Relations and Global Energy Security, Tuesday, April 27, 2004, in Washington. (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Saudi Aramco President and CEO Abdallah S. Jumah, right and Exxon Mobil Corporation President Rex Tillerson, attend a forum on U.S.-Saudi Relations and Global Energy Security, Tuesday, April 27, 2004, in Washington. (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Why does the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia exist? Did it simply arise naturally? Does the mindset of the people living in the region simply long for this Wahabbi autocracy? This is what certain forces would like us to believe. But the reality is that the rise of the House of Saud, and the prolonged life of this absolute monarchy that beheads and tortures, is closely linked to forces outside the region, namely, western oil bankers.

The British empire discovered, in their efforts to dominate the region, that ibn Saud, known as Abdulaziz in the Arab world, was a great middleman. In 1915, a friendship and cooperation pact was signed with this autocratic ruler, and the British supplied him with huge amounts of weapons. It was mainly due to British military and financial support that ibn Saud was able to beat down all his rivals, and dominate the Peninsula. In 1938, oil was discovered, and the third Saudi s...

00:54

Frente ciudadano dice que renta bsica universal ayudara con la pobreza "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

La propuesta la present el dirigente del PAN, Ricardo Anaya, en compaa de la lideresa del PRD, Alejandra Barrales, y de Movimiento Ciudadano, Dante Delgado, en el Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE).Regeneracin, 21 de noviembre de 2017.- El lder panista destac que esta renta bsica universal dar un piso mnimo que permitir a los ciudadanos arriesgarse []

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00:50

UFO Spotted From The International Space Station "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

UFO Spotted From The International Space Station by Mac Slavo SHTFPlan What some believe to be a UFO was spotted by an Italian astronaut from the International Space Station. While many say the video is nothing more than space...

The post UFO Spotted From The International Space Station appeared first on The Daily Coin.

00:49

Zimbabwe Parliament starts process to impeach Mugabe "IndyWatch Feed World"

Zimbabwe's parliament opened a session on Tuesday to discuss a motion on impeaching President Robert Mugabe who is clinging to power after 37 years in office.

00:48

UNAM crea mtodo de diagnstico oportuno del cncer "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Actualmente, Mayra Furlan Magaril y su equipo de investigacin del Instituto de Fisiologa Celular, desarrolla un mtodo para detectar de forma temprana el cncer. Con este descubrimiento, se diagnosticara esta enfermedad mucho antes de desarrollarse y as controlarla de forma significativa.

De acuerdo con datos de la Organizacin Mundial de la Salud, esta enfermedad es una de las primeras causas de muerte a nivel mundial, tan slo en 2015 se le atribuyeron 8.8 millones de decesos, y de stos, 70 por ciento se produjeron en frica, Asia, Amrica Central y Sudamrica.

En Mxico, se dan 80 mil casos al ao y es la tercera causa de muerte, 12 por ciento en total. Adems, su costo mundial asciende a 1.2 billones de dlares al ao, y se prev que los casos anuales aumentarn de 14 millones a 22 en las prximas dcadas.

El cncer comienza con la transformacin de una sola clula y puede tener su origen en agentes externos, adems de factores genticos heredados. Regularmente, su deteccin se da en fases avanzadas y la falta de diagnstico es un problema frecuente, de ah la importancia de la investigacin del Instituto de Fisiologa Celular.

Furlan Magaril, en entrevista para UNAM Global, mencion que en este padecimiento existe inestabilidad genmica, y esto genera que existan re-arreglos entre secuencias de ADN, es decir, grandes permutaciones de material gentico que se ha intercambiado (translocado) o invertido. Muchas de estas anomalas cromosmicas se transmiten cuando las clulas se dividen y producen la enfermedad.

Por ello, la investigadora y su equipo trabajan en el proyecto Implementacin de tcnicas de Captura Conformacional de Cromosomas como herramienta de diagnstico para la deteccin de translocaciones genmicas como una alternativa para detectar de forma fina, y en alta resolucin, este tipo de re-arreglos.

Resulta una opcin muy interesante de explorar para llevar a cabo el diagnstico temprano de re-arreglos cromosmicos en pacientes con cncer, explic la acadmica universitaria.

Una de las grandes ventajas de esta estrategia, agreg la investigadora, es que el mtodo es muy sensible y de alta resolucin, y aunque se tengan pocas clulas, la alteracin cromosmica puede detectarse de forma ms eficiente y detallada que con los mtodos tradicionales.

De esta manera, sera una alternativa a metodologas que actualmente ya se implementan en hospitales en pacientes que presentan sntomas de transformacin celular. Se trata de una...

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Senadores gastan 1.2 mdp en servicio exclusivo de peluquera "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

En el Senado hay cuatro mujeres y un hombre contratados para atender a los legisladores. Cada uno recibe un pago quincenal de entre 11 mil y 5 mil pesos. Regeneracin, 21 de noviembre de 2017.- Al ao, el Senado de la Repblica gasta un milln 289 mil pesos en servicio exclusivo de peluquera para los 128 []

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US: Sexual harassment troubles mount in statehouses around the country "IndyWatch Feed World"

Nashville - When Kirsten Anderson submitted a memo detailing her concerns about sexual harassment at the Iowa Capitol, she expected comments about women in the office - their sex lives, breast sizes and the length of skirts worn by teenage pages - to stop. Instead, Anderson was fired seven hours later from her job with the Iowa Republican Senate Caucus. After four years of litigation that ended in September, the state agreed to pay $1.75 million to settle her claim, leaving taxpayers footing the bill. Her case is among the first in a recent wave of high-profile sexual harassment cases that have roiled state legislatures around the nation, highlighting the moral and financial liability states faces as claims pile up. Since last year, at least 40 lawmakers - nearly all men - in 20 states have been publicly accused by more than 100 people of some form of sexual misconduct or harassment, a USA TODAY NETWORK analysis found.

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Rex Tillerson accused of violating law on child soldiers By State Department Staffers "IndyWatch Feed War"

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 Rex Tillerson accused of violating law on child soldiers
WASHINGTON A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers, according to internal government documents reviewed by Reuters.

A confidential State Department dissent memo not previously reported said Tillerson breached the Child Soldiers Prevention Act when he decided in June to exclude Iraq, Myanmar, and Afghanistan from a U.S. list of offenders in the use of child soldiers. This was despite the department publicly acknowledging that children were being conscripted in those countries.

Keeping the countries off the annual list makes it easier to provide them with U.S. military assistance. Iraq and Afghanistan are close allies in the fight against Islamist militants, while Myanmar is an emerging ally to offset Chinas influence in Southeast Asia.

Documents reviewed by Reuters also show Tillersons decision was at odds with a unanimous recommendation by the heads of the State Departments regional bureaus overseeing embassies in the Middle East and Asia, the U.S. envoy on Afghanistan and Pakistan, the departments human rights office and its own in-house lawyers.

Beyond contravening U.S. law, this decision risks marring the credibility of a broad range of State Department reports and analyses and has weakened one of the U.S. governments primary diplomatic tools to deter governmental armed forces and government-supported armed groups from recruiting and using children in combat and support roles around the world, said the July 28 memo.

Reuters reported i...

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Ethernaut CTF walk through "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

This is a walk through of the Ethernaut capture-the-flag competition where each challenge was an ethereum smart contract you had to break.

I did this at 2am in a hotel room in Romania and ended up not finishing the last challenge because I took too long and didn't want to re-record that part. Basically what I was missing in my malicious contract: a function to withdraw tokens from the victim contract (it would have work since I had a huge amount of token via the attack). I figured I should still upload that as it might be useful to someone.

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Mujeres matlatzincas rescatan su vestimenta tradicional "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Desde una regin olvidada del Estado de Mxico se encuentra el poblado de San Francisco Oxtotilpan donde quedan los ltimos matlatzincas. En los ltimos aos y por circunstancias ajenas olvidaron la tradicin de su vestimenta, pero algunas de sus mujeres decidieron rescatarla y se dedicaron a platicar con sus abuelitas para reencontrarse.

Silvia Cima vila, una de las sobrevivientes de esta etnia, narr que el telar de cinturas mtodo que ellos usan para crear su vestimenta- existe desde hace muchsimos aos, pero despus de la Revolucin Mexicana en su comunidad se acabaron los borregos, y con ello, su materia prima y la tradicin.

Durante dcadas las mujeres olvidaron cmo crear estas artesanas, y al notar que las otras cuatro etnias sobrevivientes en el Estado de Mxico s cuentan con su vestimenta, las matlatzincas decidieron recurrir a las ancianas para aprender sus tejidos y rescatar su tradicin.

Poco a poco, platicando con sus abuelitas las indgenas fueron redescubriendo la tcnica, desde cmo crear los colores hasta la forma del tejer. Aprender no fue lo difcil, lo ms pesado fue terminar cada prenda porque te cansas mucho, sientes dolor en tus pulmones y espalda porque tienes que jalarlo y necesitas mucha fuerza, as lo dijo en una entrevista en el Instituto de Investigaciones Antropolgicas.

Con respecto a la creacin de los colores, Silvia Cima narr que la tcnica es natural y no contaminan el medio ambiente. En nuestra comunidad se da la zarza, las juntamos y las ponemos a hervir, luego le echamos el fijador que en este caso es el pulque fermentado, y por ltimo la lana, y as la dejamos al fuego por dos o tres horas.

Despus la dejamos reposar, enjuagamos y lo ponemos a secar siempre a la sombra, aadi la entrevistada, porque si es en el Sol se lo come. Con esta planta conseguimos un moradito.

Las mujeres de este poblado han logrado crear otros colores con ingredientes naturales. Con la flor del pericn obtenemos el amarillo, con la jara el verde, con el hueso del aguacate el beige, con el encino un cafecito bajito, y con la raz del maguey otro tono de caf, explic.

Con el telar de cinturas y estos colores las artesanas pueden crear diversos productos, desde gabanes, fajas, chincuetes, blusas, morralitos, monederos, pero tambin disean pulseras y aretes.

Los matlatzincas vivamos en la mayor parte del Valle de Mxico, y hoy somos la nica comunidad sobreviviente con aproximadament......

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Flashback: Sex Abuser Charlie Rose Shames Steve Bannon and Ridicules President Trump for Billy Bush Tape (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

A few months ago CBS Anchor Charlie Rose interviewed former President Trump Campaign Strategist Steve Bannon on 60 Minutes.

During the interview the Billy Bush tape was discussed where President Trump was recorded saying that women let him grab them anywhere since hes a celebrity. The video was years old when presented on all the mainstream media (MSM) outlets late in the campaign just a few weeks before the election.

President Trump and Steve Bannon responded to the Bush tape by having a press conference in St. Louis a few days later on a Sunday shortly before the 2nd debate with Hillary Clinton.

President Trump did what no politician has ever done he hit back HARD and Bannon had much to do with it.

On that Sunday President Trump invited the media to a pre-debate presser.  The media was non- stop about the video claiming Trump was finished.  The reporters thought they were going to a pre-debate photo op with Donald Trump.  They walked in on Trump sitting with Clinton rape victims.  Trump held a presser with Paula Jones, Kathy Shelton, Juanita Broaddrick & Kathleen Willey

TRUMP PUNKED THE PRESS!

This all occurred a few hours before the 2nd debate.  The liberal MSM thought again that they had finally knocked Donald Trump out of the race.  This was their October surprise.  What the MSM could not see was that the Clinton campaign could not win an argument about abusing women.  Bill Clinton, the Democrat candidates husband, was the worlds most notorious womanizer and Trump reminded us all that this was the fact.

In the 60 minutes interview with Bannon, Charlie Rose revisited the Billy Bush tape.  He shamed Bannon for his support of candidate Trump during this time and ridiculed President Trump for the video when interviewing Bannon.

Rose started a segment of the interview off with a comment to Bannon that Americans do care about respect for women.   There was some discussion then Rose asked Bannon in a confronting manner, Are you trying to destroy somebody when you...

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US invaded Afghanistan to restore heroin industry now pretending to fight it - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The United States invaded Afghanistan largely to restore the heroin industry and it is now making about $1.5 trillion every year from this business...and now declaring a phony "war on drugs" there as an excuse to stay!

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Roy Moore Fundraising Soars, 1895 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Wealth365 Summit - Largest Online Financial Conference, Jan. 15-20. SIGN UP NOW! Call them at: 262-299-6200; or Go to: https://www.Wealth365.com/bill to register for FREE. Good morning, Im still reporting on: Roy Moore Fundraising Soars, 1895 Synopsis: Fundraising for Judge Roy Moore skyrocketed last week as his latest attacker has not turned over her high school annual for professional handwriting analysis. The reason, of course, is because it is a total fraud. Judge Moore never signed it. According to campaign chairman Bill Armistead: We have raised more in the last six days online than the total raised online since the runoff Sept. 26. Despite the fact that Judge Moore has had RNC and NRSC funding cut off thanks to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, fundraising has topped six figures for several days in a row, putting Democrats that Moore is back in the race. Although some pollsters still show Moores Democrat opponent, Doug Jones, with a slight lead, no doubt, that is because they are still skewing their polls to try to influence of the race, rather than honestly report on shifts in public sentiment. The election will be held on Dec. 12. You can rest assured that in the last few days of this race, the results will shift in favor of Judge Moore dramatically as the unfair skews currently still being applied to make it appear that the Democrat is in the lead, will be gradually taken away so that in the end the pollsters wont be too, too embarrassed by the results. Of course, the MSM will pretend until Dec. 13 that they never heard about the destruction of Moores accusers fabricated accusations. No, the MSM will beat the drum for the Democrat to the end. Heres a good example from yesterdays Daily Mail which is breathlessly covering events for all the anti-Trumpers in the UK: Progressive pastors say Roy Moore unfit for US Senate. Well, yesterday dozens yes DOZENS of so-called progressive pastors signed a letter saying Moore is unfit to serve. So dozens might mean lets say - 13 pastors. But guess how many churches there are in all of Alabama? 12,833. Support Our Sponsors: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; https://www.SeaShellDiamondGallery.com - PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 https://preparewith.com/Bill.Still - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, Call Tom @ 843-729-7837, website: https://www.TopShelfWater.com...

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Billings, MT Elects Democratic Socialist To City Council "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Just the beginning. Via Billings Gazette: Denise Joy is trying to get used to this elected official thing. At a downtown Billings coffee shop on Thursday, she said its a bit different to have people recognize her in public and stop to comment on the election win. Joy joked about how she thought things would []

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Honoring What You Love "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I have two stepsons who are in their twenties. When they were teenagers, I noticed that one of their least favorite holiday presents was the iTunes gift card. They could barely feign gratitude and they left the things unused. When I enquired about why they didnt want free music, they explained that they could get all the free music they wanted online, and they didnt need to download it song-by-song but could get whole albums just as easily.

My first thought was that this was some kind of illicit revival of Napster which I thought had been resolved all the way back in 2000 with the resolution of Metallica v. Napster. Peer-to-peer sharing of this type was illegal, so how could my kids be doing this? Soon enough I realized, however, that I was witnessing a generational change and that almost no one their age was buying music anymore.

My next thought was that the legal system had been overwhelmed by digital pirating and that musicians would soon be starving to death.  The problem, I discovered, was so pervasive that there was really no point in me as a parent trying to fight against it.  All that was left was to figure out how it might soon devastate writers.

Of course, the news industry had been staggering from the digital revolution for some time by that point, trying to find a way to avoid giving away its product for free.  They explored paywalls and premium content, all the while trimming payroll and closing foreign desks.  Nothing appeared to work, and unpunished pirating seemed like it would close off or undermine some of the few solutions that were being explored with some success.

The music industry had to adapt, and the patch so far has been for musicians to pretty much give up on selling CDs and instead focus on getting people to pay to see live performances.  They tour more and they charge much more for their concerts.

This is interesting because if basically follows the model of the Grateful Dead. They were an improvisational band that did not perform well in the studio, so they spent less time making albums and more time touring the country, often doing ninety or more shows a year.  They were unique in that they made no effort to keep people from taping and trading recordings of their concerts, and saw it as a way to increase their exposure and popularity.  They didnt charge more for their concerts, instead making up for their lost record sales revenue by having a higher volume of shows.

This past week, I looked into seeing a Dead & Company show in Philadelphia. This is an ensemble that includes three members from the original...

Dead Seven Years, Robert Byrd Lives On "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia would have been one hundred years old today, so it seems like a good time to look back on his career and think about how he is still relevant in our present era. Ira Shapiro has done that in an excellent piece that traces Byrd from his 1917 birth in South Carolina to his death in 2010. As part of that article, Shapiro has a lengthy exploration of the Byrd Rule which I wont try to replicate here. Whats more important is to understand why the rule became necessary, and Shapiro explains that in an admirably concise manner:

Byrds belief in process and procedure was also why he was a key player in producing and enacting the Budget Control and Impoundment Act of 1974. He recognized that if Congress could not produce an overall budget, it would inevitably cede power to the executive branch. He was willing to tolerate a Budget Act that established procedures that were an exception to the normal Senate rules. But when Byrd saw the reconciliation procedure being abused by the Reagan administration, he moved quickly to limit the use of reconciliation by ensuring that it could only be used for budget purposes and not for extraneous matters.

That little paragraph makes it easy to see both why the Trump administration and the Republican congressional leadership have pursued the budget reconciliation process to repeal Obamacare and enact tax reform and why they have found the effort so vexatious. As the Senate became more polarized by party in the 1970s, it became necessary to relax Senate rules to assure that some agreement on a budget could be achieved, because without any agreement on spending priorities, the administration would be forced or enabled to make those decisions unilaterally. As a result, the filibuster was eliminated for budget bills. Of course, this was immediately exploited by senators who saw their goals thwarted by the need to win a supermajority of votes and things were attached to the budget reconciliation bills that could not have passed during regular order.

Byrds solution was to empower the parliamentarian to strike things from reconciliation bills that had no obvious budgetary impact. He also found a way to cut down on shenanigans, like building out legislation that looks affordable in the short term but comes with giant balloon payments down the line. He did this by making sure that budget bills had to balance after ten years. Of course, accomplishing these things through rule-writing may sound easy but it actually required a large amount of intelligence and imagination. Byrd had both in abundance, but even he couldnt anticipate every way in which the rules could be bent to violate the spirit of what he was trying to achieve.

I have written almost incessantly this...

I'm Getting Scalded Here "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I wish there were any hope that I might wake up one morning and discover that Stupid has been vanquished from the Earth.

Some, such as Julia Cooper, 75, a semiretired nurse from Montgomery, said they were continuing to support [Roy] Moore because of the spiritual battle he was waging. She said that when she was a high school student in Camden, Ala., a man in his 20s or 30s came to her house to date her but she resisted his requests. Even at the age of 14, you could have walked away, she said of the accusers. If you want to get out, you can get out.

I know that that fine morning will never come, but the Stupid doesn't have to be this prevalent and pronounced and politically ascendant.

Discuss

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The Lazy Mans Guide to Good Deductive Arguments - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

by Jonas E. Alexis   Whenever I want to be entertained, I sometimes sit back and observe some of the internal contradictions that exist in the political and intellectual landscape. Sometimes it would get so bad that I would end up asking myself, Why did those people even bother to take a simple course in []

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5 cloud storage predictions for 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

At this point, the cloud is old news. This does not, however, diminish its continuing impact on individuals and businesses worldwide. As cloud-based services strive towards ubiquity, their impacts will likewise scale, as will their effects. In fact, 74 percent of CTOs today believe that cloud computing will have the most measurable impact on their business this year. Specifically in the area of file storage, the cloud has swiftly become the domain of governmental regulations, More

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Charlie Rose Sexual Assault Accusations (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Charlie Rose Sexual Assault Accusations Video Stefan Molyneux Eight women have accused CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose of making unwanted sexual advances including walking around naked in their presence, lewd phone calls or outright groping their genital areas....

The post Charlie Rose Sexual Assault Accusations (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

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How Obama and Hillary Clinton Weaponized the Dossier "IndyWatch Feed War"


How Obama and Hillary Clinton Weaponized the Dossier

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The Trump-Russia collusion story was a joint invention of the Obama administration and the Clinton campaign. It enabled the Obama administration to make use of the nations security and intelligence services to spy on Trump and his associates and to use whatever information they thereby gleaned to try to get Hillary into the White House. The failure of the scheme didnt stop either Obama or the Clintons. Following the election debacle, an enraged Obama administration sought vengeance by disseminating the dossier as widely as possible with a view to undermining the incoming Trump administration and to ensuring that no rapprochement with Russia would be possible. In doing so, Obama and Clinton have thrown American politics into turmoil and have perhaps pushed the United States and Russia toward armed confrontation.
 
We have known the basic outlines of the Steele dossier story since January. The Steele dossier, we have been told, started off as a piece of opposition research prepared by Fusion GPS and financed by a Republican rival of Trumps or perhaps a GOP NeverTrumper. Following Trumps victory in the GOP primaries, the Democrats took over its funding. Fusion hired Christopher Steele, a former head of the Russia desk at MI6 who now ran his own corporate intelligence firm, Orbis Business Intelligence. Using the leads Steele h...

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Roy Moore's support for Israel "IndyWatch Feed World"

What can we expect from Roy Moore on foreign policy if he's elected to be the next US senator from Alabama? It won't be good. Moore, a former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, is a bigot stirring misplaced fears about Sharia law in the US. He also opposes internationally recognized human rights. Comment: Here's what Moore said on Sharia law when questioned about it: "There are communities under Sharia law right now in our country. Up in Illinois. Christian communities; I don't know if they may be Muslim communities. But Sharia law is a little different from American law. It is founded on religious concepts... Well, there's Sharia law, as I understand it, in Illinois, Indiana -- up there. I don't know." Here Moore is being alarmist. To our knowledge there are no Sharia law communities in the US, and America is far from being taken over by Islam. But he is right to point out that Sharia law - or any religious law for the matter - is different from the law of any modern democracy, and thus incompatible. That in itself is not bigotry. On his campaign website for the December special election in Alabama, Moore asserts about foreign affairs: "We should not be subject to UN control and direction." The UN's Convention on the Rights of the Child would "only undermine our sovereignty as a nation, as does the very presence of the United Nations on our soil," he argues. His opposition to the UN-backed rights of the child is telling in light of the allegations he faces, including initiating a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl. Comment: Not so fast. Moore may be rightly criticized for some of his ideological or political views (see below), but so far the sexual abuse accusations against him appear to be spurious: Roy Moore case: Calls for arrest of attorney Gloria Allred over possibly forged signature in accuser's yearbookFormer Alabama mall manager says Roy Moore was not banned over harassment claimsRoy Moore caught up in Hollywood Weinstein HysteriaMother of Leigh Corfman, one of Roy Moore's accusers, has contradicted a key detail of her daughter's sexual misconduct storyMother of Roy Moore accuser: Washington Post reporters convinced my daughter to go publicRoy Moore's accusers: One worked as Hillary campaign worker, another has history of false allegations As for his opposition to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, his main objection is to UN regulations imposed externally on the US. Whether such regulations are good or bad for the American people is open to debate, but it does not follow from Moore's opposition that he does not care about the rights of children. Article 34 of the convention requires that its signatories "undertake to protect the child from all forms of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse." Moore's policy statement on foreign affairs also notes: "We must remember that Israel is the United States' most important ally and partner in the Middle East and should reject agreements or policies th...

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Sayyed Nasrallah: ISILs State is Over, AL Statement Ridiculous "IndyWatch Feed War"

November 20, 2017 Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah denounced an Arab League statement describing Hezbollah as a terrorist organization as ridiculous and absurd, denying their claims that the resistance group was sending ballistic missiles to Yemen. In a televised speech delivered on Monday, Sayyed Nasrallah said the allegations in the AL statement issued by Arab []

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The Sheikh of Ethiopia: How Saudi purge could disrupt an African country "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Mohammed Hussein al-Amoudi, one of Ethiopia's biggest investors, among those arrested in Saudi anti-corruption campaign

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The Future of 1939 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Gallery of photos from the 1939 New York World's Fair.

Statue of a Pony Express rider being ambushed by Indians, from the AT&T Pavilion.

GM Building. One of the interesting things to me is that despite World War II, architecture took up in the 1950s right where it left off in 1939, along the path of abstract modernism. This was how the future looked in 1939 and it remained how the future looked right into the 1960s, just as much in the Soviet Union and Japan as in western Europe and North America. Whatever modernism was about, it was a powerful, worldwide movement that couldn't even be derailed by the greatest slaughter humanity has ever contrived.

The Electric Utilities Building at night. Electric power was big at the fair, celebrating one of th...

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Sexgate: CBS & PBS suspend Charlie Rose after 8 women accused him of sexual misconduct "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I knew it! Years ago, when I first saw Charlie Rose on PBS, before he became CBS This Mornings anchor, I took an instant visceral dislike of him, not because of his political ideology (of which I knew little), but Continue reading

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Lebanese Army placed at full readiness to counter Israeli enemy "IndyWatch Feed War"

Lebanese Army placed at full readiness to counter Israeli enemy

Lebanese Army placed at full readiness to counter Israeli enemy
The head of the Lebanese Army has asked the military to be at full readiness to face the Israeli enemy at the southern border. The announcement comes as Arab nations, including Saudi Arabia, vow to tighten their grip on Lebanons Hezbollah militia.

The army needs to be prepared to confront the threats and violations of the Israeli enemy and its hostile intentions against Lebanon, Joseph Aoun said on Tuesday. He also urged the army to cooperate with United Nations forces in Lebanon under UN Security Council Resolution 1701, adopted to resolve the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict.

The statement comes after Lebanese President Michel Aoun said that Israeli targeting...

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Trump: Merchant of Death - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

On Nov. 15 Trump boasted of his success as arms sales-man, a merchant of death, claiming a great American comeback and restoration of US standing in the world by hinting he created jobs, jobs and more jobs for the US and the omnipresent and ever-growing military industrial complex.

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Heavy flooding hits Jeddah sparking memories of deadly storm "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Jeddah police received 11,000 calls on 911 on Tuesday morning with tunnels, schools closed

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Worth a Look I: Going Somewhere Truth About A Life in Science "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Going Somewhere is a dynamic autobiographical narrative about Andrew Marinos career in science. With a depth and drama that arise from personal involvement, the book explores an exceptionally wide range of science-related matters: the relation between electrical energy and life; the influence of corporate and military power on science; the role of self-interest on the part of federal and state agencies that deal with human health, especially the NIH and the FDA; the importance of cross-examining scientific experts in legal hearings; the erroneous view of nature that results when the perspective of physics is extended into biology; the pivotal role of deterministic chaos theory in at least some cognitive processes.

These matters arise in the long course of the authors scientific and legal activities involving the complex debate over the health risks of man-made environmental electromagnetic fields. The book offers far more than a solution to the contentious health issue. The story provides a portal into how science actually works, which you will see differs dramatically from the romantic notion of an objective search for truth. You will understand that science is a human enterprise, all too human, inescapably...

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Global warming... in the deeps: Tremendous geothermal heat source is melting Antarctic ice sheet from below "IndyWatch Feed World"

Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have found new evidence to support a theory that the breakup of Antarctic ice may be caused in part by a massive geothermal heat source, with output close to the scale of Yellowstone National Park. A geothermal heat source called a mantle plume - a hot stream of subterranean molten rock that rises through the Earth's crust - may explain the breathing effect visible on Antarctica's Marie Byrd Land and elsewhere along the massive ice sheet. While the mantle plume is not a new discovery, the recent research indicates it may explain why the ice sheet collapsed in a previous era of rapid climate change 11,000 years ago and why the sheet is breaking up so quickly now.

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Correcting the Record on vDOS Prosecutions "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

KrebsOnSecurity recently featured a story about a New Mexico man who stands accused of using the now-defunct vDOS attack-for-hire service to hobble the Web sites of several former employers. That piece stated that I wasnt aware of any other prosecutions related to vDOS customers, but as it happens there was a prosecution in the United Kingdom earlier this year of a man whos admitted to both using and helping to administer vDOS. Heres a look at some open-source clues that may have led to the U.K. mans arrest.

Jack Chappell, outside of a court hearing in the U.K. earlier this year.

In early July 2017, the West Midlands Police in the U.K. arrested 19-year-old Stockport resident Jack Chappell and charged him with aiding the vDOS co-founders two Israeli men who were arrested late year and charged with running the service.

Until its demise in September 2016, vDOS was by far the most popular and powerful attack-for-hire service, allowing even completely unskilled Internet users to launch crippling assaults capable of knocking most Web sites offline. vDOS made more than $600,000 in just two of the four years it was in operation, launching more than 150,000 attacks against thousands of victims (including this site).

For his part, Chappell was charged with assisting in attacks against Web sites for some of the worlds largest companies, including Amazon, BBC, BT, Netflix, T-Mobile, Virgin Media, and Vodafone, between May 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016.

At the end of July 2017, Chappell pleaded guilty to those allegations, as well as charges of helping vDOS launder money from customers wishing to pay for attacks with PayPal accounts.

A big factor in that plea was the leak of the vDOS attacks, customer support and payments databases to this author and to U.S. law enforcement officials in the fall of 2016. Those databases provided extremely detailed inf...

00:10

The Approaching Silicon Valley Meltdown "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Approaching Silicon Valley Meltdown by Mark St Cyr To say that we are living through precarious times seems to be an understatement. Whether one lives in the so monikerd developed world, emerging, or frontier there seems to be one...

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00:06

Syrian Troops Develop Momentum In Countryside Of Al-Bukamal (Map) "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hezbollah have been developing momentum in the countryside of al-Bukamal since the liberation of the city from ISIS on Sunday. ISIS has conducted a series of counter-attacks against the SAA near al-Bukamal, but has not been able to stop the goovernment advance.

The SAA, Hezbollah, the Tiger Forces and their allies, backed up by the Russian Aerospace Forces, are now working to drive the remaining ISIS members out from the villages located on the western bank of the Euphrates.

Syrian Troops Develop Momentum In Countryside Of Al-Bukamal (Map)

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00:06

"The Real Meaning of the Republicans Tax Reform" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"The Real Meaning of the Republicans Tax Reform"
by Bill Bonner

"Were on the 8:34am train from Baltimore, creaking through some of the junkiest parts of America on our way to New York City. The Northeast Corridor is a sad relic of the Industrial Age. It is now like a burial ground where old refrigerators, abandoned houses and derelict factories come home to die. Why are we going to New York? Glad you asked

Memento mori: Were going to meet with colleague David Stockman, who was Director of the Office of Management and Budget in President Reagans first cabinet. What gives with this tax reform plan? were going to ask. Right now, all across America, people are asking the same question. And making plans. Were among them.

To help us at $800 an hour each we had three lawyers in our office on Friday. They were experts on taxes, estates, and trusts. When you reach a certain age, you have no choice. Voices speak to you as though from a skull: What you are, I once was,...

00:03

The Labour leadership were absolutely right to oppose Ian Murray's economic suicide amendment "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


When Ian Murray's proposed amendment to the EU Witdrawal Bill was defeated there was an eruption of outrage amongst the right-wing of the Labour Party and the appalling self-declared centrist types who propagandise for them on Twitter and in the mainstream media.

How they howled and shrieked that some Labour MPs had voted against the amendment designed to stop the UK from imposing tariffs and quotas on produce from the EU.

In reality the vast majority of Labour MPs abstained on the vote, with just 18 voting against the amendment and 28 voting in favour, meaning that the amendment was always going to fail, and was beaten by 311 votes to 76.

The furious centrist narrative was quickly set that the 18 Labour MPs who voted against the Murray amendment were traitors who were determined to force a Tory hard Brexit by ruling out membership of the EU Customs Union. However this  propaganda narrative couldn't be further from the truth.

In reality the Murray amendment would have worked to create an even harder Brexit than even the most foaming-at-the-mouth hard-right Tories are aiming for.

The Murray amendment would have caused a British economic catastrophe by making it impossible for the UK to apply import tariffs or quotas on any products from anywhere in the world, while all other countries could continue to apply import tariffs on the UK!

The reason for this is that if the UK reverts to World Trade Organisation rules (which seems increasingly probable given the shambolic Tory handling of the Brexit process) the WTO "Most Favoured Nation" rule states that unless you have a specific trade agreement, then you must offer the same deal to everyone. So if you've legislated to make it illegal to apply tariffs or quotas on imports from EU countries, then you can't apply tariffs or quotas from imports from literally anywhere else in the world either.

Just think back to the chaos caused by the...

00:03

Ejecutan a titular de Derechos Humanos de Baja California Sur "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Adems de asesinar a Silvestre de la Toba, el comand armado tambin ejecut a su hijo, mientras su esposa y otra hija quedaron gravemente heridas. Regeneracin, 21 de noviembre de 2017.- El titular de la Comisin Estatal de Derechos Humanos en Baja California Sur, Silvestre de la Toba Camacho, fue asesinado este lunes en una balacera, []

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00:00

Bitcoin, Bail Ins & Bullion Mike Maloney (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Bitcoin, Bail Ins & Bullion Mike Maloney Video In this video Mike Maloney gives evidence of the looming disasters in Italy, China and Australia which of these fuses will ignite the next financial crisis? Video Source

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00:00

Most businesses to invest in artificial intelligence by 2020 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Eighty-five per cent of senior executives plan to invest in artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) by 2020, according to a new survey of UK digital leaders by Deloitte. The findings come from the first edition of a new regular report from Deloitte, the Digital Disruption Index. The index will track investment in digital technologies and create a detailed picture of their impact on the largest and most influential business and public More

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23:59

Mueller requests Justice Department documents and emails on Holder, Lynch, Obama "IndyWatch Feed World"

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's sweeping investigation into President Donald Trump's White House just expanded to President Barack Obama's White House, True Pundit has learned. Mueller's probe has also expanded into the tenures of Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch in their official roles as U.S. attorney general during Obama's two terms in the White House. Mueller's team - for the first time - has requested a number of DOJ records and emails related to Holder and Lynch, including additional records linked to Obama and Valerie Jarrett, who served as Obama's senior advisor and controversial consigliere, according to federal law enforcement sources.

23:59

Syrian cultural policies in Turkey: Islamists and secularists beyond the wall Part II "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Changing mocking views of Syrian culture demands endless efforts. 

Boris Roessler/DPA/Press Association Images. All rights reserved Jasmin Siddiqui from the street art project "Herakut" stand in the exhibition "Colours of Resilience" in Frankfurt Main, Germany, 06 June 2014. The exhibition deals with pictures and memories of Syrian refugee children in the various refugee camps that they have visited. Boris Roessler/DPA/Press Association Images. All rights reservedOn 28 March 2011, less than two weeks into the Syrian uprising, the then Syrian Culture Minister Riad Esmat inaugurated the Syrian Cultural Days in Turkey event with his Turkish counterpart Ertugrul Gunay. The Syrian minister described the event as a symbol of the deep-rooted and developed relations between Syria and Turkey, which was not merely an occasion for cultural and artistic exchange between the two countries; but rather an everlasting festival of love between Syrian and Turkish intellectuals.

Yet this festival of everlasting love barely lasted a month: in late April of that year, Ankara recalled its ambassador in Damascus as one of its escalating actions against the Syrian regime, followed by the severing of relations between the two governments, and of course the annulment of the festival of eternal love that Esmat had spoken about.

If we were to review the Syrian cultural sphere in Turkey today, it would be clear that its reality is far more complex than a seasonal cultural festival between two neighbouring countries. Now that Syrian refugees have grown into large communities within Turkey, ana...

23:59

DNS Resolver 9.9.9.9 Will Check Requests Against IBM Threat Database "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Global Cyber Alliance has given the world a new free Domain Name Service resolver, and advanced it as offering unusually strong security and privacy features.

The Quad9 DNS service, at 9.9.9.9, not only turns URIs into IP addresses, but also checks them against IBM X-Force's threat intelligence database. Those checks protect agains landing on any of the 40 billion evil sites and images X-Force has found to be dangerous.

The Alliance (GCA) was co-founded by the City of London Police, the District Attorney of New York County and the Center for Internet Security and styled itself "an international, cross-sector effort designed to confront, address, and prevent malicious cyber activity."

[...] The organisation promised that records of user lookups would not be put out to pasture in data farms: "Information about the websites consumers visit, where they live and what device they use are often captured by some DNS services and used for marketing or other purposes", it said. Quad9 won't "store, correlate, or otherwise leverage" personal information.

[...] If you're one of the lucky few whose ISP offers IPv6, there's a Quad9 resolver for you at 2620:fe::fe (the PCH public resolver).

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/11/20/quad9_secure_private_dns_resolver/

takyon: Do you want to give the City of London Police control of your DNS?


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23:58

Judge Jeanine Blasts Jeff Sessions, 1894 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

- PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 https://preparewith.com/Bill.Still Good morning, Im still reporting on: Judge Jeanine Blasts Jeff Sessions, 1894 Synopsis: Judge Jeanine Pirro blasted the Clintons and their Uranium One deal, but mostly from the aspect of why hasnt the Attorney General done something about it all. [insert : up to you should now.] This is the second time in a week that I have not agreed completely with Judge Jeanine. The first time was when she came out against Judge Roy Moore. I think Judge Pirro just got swept up in a tidal wave of opinion when the herd led by Mitch McConnell turned on Judge Moore. At this point, the evidence is clear that Judge Moore has been vindicated. But this second difference of opinion puts me out on an even more tenuous limb. This opinion will be counter to what most of you believe. I watched the entire Sessions appearance before the House Judiciary committee this week up until their break for a vote and lunch. I saw all the clips she just used of the various congress-folk all good people, interrogating Sessions - and although I know I could easily be wrong, Im thinking hoping that Sessions has this under control. I sympathize with Sessions because he is like myself not a good extemporaneous speaker when under any sort of pressure. [insert: I dont know what the problem is to Why isnt this in front of a grand jury?] Your Honor, with respect - but how do you know that it is not in front of a grand jury? Grand juries are typically conducted in secret.bb What if we are just so used to having a Justice Department which does everything wrong, that we arent being patient enough when things are being done right. There are rumors out there that 842 sealed indictments were issued by the Justice Department between Oct. 30 through November 10th. Of those, 323 are in California yup, thats a whopping 38%. If you throw in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia where over 90% of the swamp-dwelling lobbyists live, thats an additional 15% of the total. If you throw in the New York City area and the Philadelphia area, thats another 138 sealed indictments, or 16% of the total. So, those 4 areas would represent 70% of these rumored indictments. Support Our Sponsors: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; https://www.SeaShellDiamondGallery.com - PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You C......

23:58

Ann Coulter on Robert Spencers Confessions of an Islamophobe: Brilliant! "IndyWatch Feed War"

Here is Ann Coulter on my new book Confessions of an Islamophobe: Dont want to get run down by a truck on a New York street by a maniac screaming Allahu akbar? Object to polygamy and female genital mutilation? You must be an Islamophobe. Whether you are a dedicated Islamophobe or merely Islamophobia-curious, Robert Spencers []

23:57

10 Tuesday AM Reads "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

My two-fer Tuesday morning train reads:  Why Worriers (Usually) Get the Market Wrong (Wall Street Journal) see also Declutter Your Life. Declutter Your Mind. (Medium)  The Buyback Boost Goes Bye-Bye (Bloomberg Gadfly)  Spam is back: It seemed like we had defeated electronic junk mail. Then the spammers rose from the dead. (The Outline)  How to Hire a Behavioral Scientist

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23:53

British aid workers in Syria could be on drone 'kill list' "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Concerns for safety of aid workers deemed 'risk to national security' over past drone strikes targeting individuals stripped of British citizenship

23:50

Ubers Survival Strategy? Tens of Thousands of Self-Driving Volvo-Ubers Starting in 2019 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Ubers Survival Strategy? Tens of Thousands of Self-Driving Volvo-Ubers Starting in 2019 by Wolf Richter Wolf Street Ready or not, here they come. Tough luck for drivers. Uber is desperate. Its business model may not allow it to ever...

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23:50

Greeks angered and humiliated after German decision to suspend Schengen at airports "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

More and more Greeks have been complaining about the long queues and the controls they have to undergo when they arrive at the airports of Germany. Berlin has practically suspended Schengen regulations for flights arriving from Greece as of November 12th 2017. The passport control regulation will be valid until May 2018. I felt like

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23:49

Germany: Six Muslim migrants arrested over plot for jihad massacre at Christmas market "IndyWatch Feed War"

There are reports the target may have been a Christmas market in the north western town of Essen on December 19, but this has not been confirmed by authorities. On the same date last year, Tunisian ISIS fanatic Anis Amri hijacked a truck to murder 12 revellers at the packed Breitscheidplatz Christmas market. Jihad mass []

23:47

UK - To: Central Bedfordshire Council "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Halt the reintroduction of fluoride to Pulloxhill and surrounding areas

Contact Campaign Creator

Campaign created by
Anna Bragga

Halt the reintroduction of fluoride to Pulloxhill and surrounding areas
We, the undersigned, want Central Bedfordshire Council to halt the reintroduction of fluoride to the Pulloxhill water supply and surrounding areas until councillors have had time to look at the issue seriously. The Pulloxhill water treatment works covers:
Silsoe
Gravenhurst
Barton Le Clay
Harlington
Flitton and Greenfield
Shillington*
Westoning**
Streatley**
Toddington**
Flitwick**
Maulden**
Clophill**
Pulloxhill
* already partially fluoridated, so will become completely fluoridated
** partially served by Pulloxhill

Why is this important?

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23:44

Putin to talk with Saudis King Salman following Assads Russia meeting "IndyWatch Feed War"

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as seen in Damascus, Syria November 14, 2017. (Reuters)

(Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via Reuters)

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23:44

Calendar and Call-Out for a Burning Winter in Paris: Decembers Climate Summit "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

from VMC Camp

translated by Earth First! Journal

Lets prepare them for a burning winter! Joint declaration of territories in fight against the climate summit of December 12 in Paris

At a time when a new search, intended to asphyxiate and criminalize any attempt at resistance, strikes Bure, we publish here a common forum signed by many associations, collectives and territories in struggle. In the face of attempts at intimidation, our determination will be shared and our calendar will be common throughout the month of December! Decentralized call for action around December 6th!

Urgency in the territories as in the street!

Living in threatened or defending areas, we have met several times to declare an emergency month of struggles together. Indeed, the coming month of December is likely to cover a particular meaning for us, at least two titles.

First, it will be an opportunity for the Macron government December 12 to celebrate the two years of the tragic farce that was COP21. There is no doubt that our National Banker will be delighted to claim heir to the climate agreement, and to pose as the undisputed champion of green growth, barely a month after publicly supporting a destructive mining project in Guyana, and took the position, through the voice of his minister, in favor of the burial of radioactive waste.

From the COP 21, we remember the bitterness of having seen the main perpetrators of the climate rampage come together with impunity at the end of 2015 and claim to have the solutions to their own madness, and the anger of having seen our demonstrations banned under cover state of emergency. But we also remember the arrival at Versailles and the overflowing joy of a bike-trailer from Notre-Dame-des-Landes and making superfluous commune after comm...

23:39

Bitter Hillary fantasizes about leaving Earth to be president on another planet (fingers crossed Hill!) "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hillary Clinton really wants to be president - even if that means blasting off from Earth to do so. The failed Democratic candidate recently talked with Now This, a liberal online news outlet, where she pined for a presidency. While discussing a variety of topics, Clinton envisioned leaving Earth and venturing Earth 2, where that planet apparently faces the same issues as the actual Earth. "We went to another planet with Hillary," the caption reads as Clinton and Now This's Nico Pitney fired off a series of topics. "People joke about Earth 2, where you are president," he told a giggling Hillary.

23:38

UK: Muslim road rage driver who hadnt eaten for 20 days during Ramadan has jail sentence cut "IndyWatch Feed War"

In a case of unreasonable accommodation and kowtowing to Muslims, a Muslim road-rage driver who sent five men flying like skittles after mowing them down in his van during Ramadan has had his prison sentence cut. Aslam was deemed a quiet family man and had been fasting for 20 days at the time of the []

23:36

Dont Forgive or Forget the Renfields "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I call them Renfields after the vampires slave in Dracula. Theyre the weak, beglamoured, cowardly, venal, crippled, soul-dead followers of a master vampire: their sense of right or wrong is completely overruled and all thats left is fear of the masters displeasure.

Dracula is especially appropriate, because its also a story about rape, and the effect it has on everyone surrounding the assault its a morality tale about a socially privileged, rich, untouchable nobleman who inflicts his will on whomever he wishes hes a being of absolute selfishness. Bram Stoker gives Dracula the excuse of not being human anymore, and I think the story would be unbearable if it turned out that Dracula was just a normal, living, member of the power elite when the story comes to an end. In that view, we get echoes of Alan Moores extremely disturbing From Hell which posits that another great sexual murderer, Jack the Ripper, was a member of the establishment, whose embarrassed and terrified peers covered for him.

Dracula: All the things youve ever dreamed of all of them yours. I can make you rich, Renfield. Would you like that? Rich beyond belief. You will see life through the eyes of centuries. Wealth and power.

That stunning illustration, by the way, is from J. J. Muths exquisite Dracula: a Symphony of Moonlight and Nightmares, [amzn] Its beautiful and creepy and captivating. I was going to illustrate this with Tom Waits performance as Renfield in Coppolas Dracula but Waits Renfield manages to be almost a sympathetic character. His will is so broken beneath the boot of the vampire that he has no beliefs left to compromise.

Christopher Hitchens, a man whose beliefs eventually became problematic for me, once described Francois Mitterand as A man so corrupt he would gladly pay for the pleasure of selling himself. These are the kind of men that the master vampires want. Cruel Leonidas asks you to stand; I only ask that you kneel, says Frank Millers Xerxes in what is probably a calumny to Xerxes. But he captures the sentiment right.

Muths expression of Draculas offer to Renfield is beautifully put: you will see life through the eyes of centuries. Thats the appeal that is made to people that follow the powerful and aid and abet their crimes. In this time, when we...

23:35

Bashar Assad warmly embraces Vladimir Putin and thanks him "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Syrias Bashar Assad made a surprise visit to Russia to express thanks for Moscows help in the fight against terrorism.

23:33

Why Cryptos Will Not Replace Gold As A Store Of Value "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Gold versus Bitcoin: The pro-gold argument takes shape
Why cryptocurrencies will not replace gold as a store of value
Similarities between crypto and gold but that does not make them substitutes
Gold remains a highly liquid market, cryptocurrencies continue to be fragmented and difficult to spend
Bitcoin  does not make it an effective hedge against stocks
Gold coins and bars cannot be hacked and vaults are insured

This weekend saw bitcoin shoot up over $8,000 and Bloomberg covered how some preppers were turning to bitcoin over gold. Does this mean its all over for gold? Is it set to be supplanted as a safe haven by crypto currencies?

Hardly. People read such information and continue to believe that gold and cryptocurrencies are substitute assets. They are not. So why are they so often pitched against one another?

Bitcoin and its contemporaries clearly have a role to play, the volume of demand demonstrates this and the technology is powerful. But, that role is not as a replacement for gold as a store of value.

Risk Hedge sums it up saying:

Despite what the crypto-evangelists will tell you, digital tokens will never and can never replace gold as your financial hedge.

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23:33

Scammed via Western Union? Claim your share of a $586 million refund now! "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Western Union has agreed to pay more than half a billion dollars (an eye watering $586 million) to scam victims.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

23:32

Palestinians freeze meetings with US over office row "IndyWatch Feed War"

This Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 photo shows the Washington office of the Palestine Liberation Organization. (Alex Brandon / Associated Press)

This Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 photo shows the Washington office of the Palestine Liberation Organization. (Alex Brandon / Associated Press)

The Palestinian Authority freezes all meetings with the United States after Washington decides to close the PAs representative office in the US, officials say on Tuesday.

In practice by closing the office they are freezing all meetings and we are making that official, Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Malki tells AFP.

A spokesman for the Palestine Liberation Organization confirms that it had received instructions from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas regarding closing down all communication lines with the Americans.

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23:32

U.S. Generals Might Stop Trump From an Illegal Nuclear Strike But Who Will Save Us From a Legal One? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, left, poses for a handshake at Offutt Air Force Base with Gen. John E. Hyten, the head of Strategic Command, in Bellevue, Neb. on Sept. 14, 2017. Mattis will be receiving classified briefings at Strategic Command, which will help him in his "nuclear posture review," a top-to-bottom reassessment of U.S. nuclear weapons policy.

23:31

Off Label Prescribing as Good as On Label "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Once a drug has been approved for some use it may be legally prescribed for any use. New uses for old drugs are discovered quite often so off-label uses can be very different from FDA approved uses. Mitomycin, for example, was approved to treat stomach and pancreatic cancer but is used off-label in laser-eye surgery. Drugs prescribed off-label have not been through FDA-approved efficacy trials for the off-label use. In Assessing the FDA via the Anomaly of Off-Label Drug Prescribing I pointed out that off-label prescribing, therefore, gives us a window onto a world with much less FDA regulation.

Since off-label prescribing is common and in rapidly progressing areas of medicine often the gold-standard, I argued that the behavior of physicians validated off-label prescribing and demonstrated that physicians were willing and able to draw upon non-FDA sources of information to make rational prescribing decisions. Dan Klein and I also showed that physicians are supportive of off-label prescribing saying, for example, that it would be crazy to require FDA approval for off-label uses.

The support of physicians for off-label prescribing is telling but not dispositive. Perhaps physicians make hubristic mistakes in prescribing off-label. A new paper by Ladanie et al. (including John Ioannidis) provides important information. The authors search the literature for all the RCTs when an off-label drug was pitted against an on-label drug. They conclude:

Our meta-epidemiological analysis of 25 different treatment indications for off-label drug use
provides no empirical evidence supporting any assumption of generally inferior treatment
effects associated with off-label use. On the contrary, the summary effect estimates across all
indications would even be compatible with more favorable effects, on average, of the off-label
treatment. However, the heterogeneity is substantial and the on-label comparators are not
necessarily the best approved treatment option in all 25 topics. While some off-label
treatments are clearly better, others are clearly not.

The finding is especially impressive because although off-label treatments are sometimes the gold standard they are also often used when standard treatments have failed. Thus, in an RCT, off-label treatments could be worse on average and yet still provide a very useful weapon in the medical armory.

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23:31

Ex-boyfriend of Roy Moore accuser says he doesn't find her story believable "IndyWatch Feed World"

A minister who says that he dated Beverly Young Nelson at around the same time that Young claims to have been assaulted by senatorial candidate Roy Moore says that he does not believe his ex-girlfriend about the allegations. The former boyfriend, Jeff DeVine, attended high school with Young and is currently in Thailand, where he runs DeVine Ministries with his wife and twin daughters. He says that as part of his ministry, which focuses on rescuing children, he has worked with victims of rape and other trauma. A high school classmate of Nelson's who spoke to Breitbart News remembers DeVine and Nelson briefly dating around 1977. DeVine also provided a copy of his high school yearbook inscribed with a lengthy message by Nelson. The inscription was signed by "Beverly Young," using Nelson's maiden name.

23:30

Berto Jongman: Twitter to Sanction Off-Line Behavior "IndyWatch Feed War"

Berto Jongman

Report: Twitter to Start Sanctioning Users for Their Offline Behavior

According to the Verge, Whats new is that Twitter now plans to do at least some monitoring of verified users offline behavior as well, to determine whether it is consistent with its rules.

23:30

North Carolina fire department loses funds over Confederate flag "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

From Fox News: A fire department in North Carolina stands to lose at least $19,000 because of its refusal to remove a Confederate flag from its property.  The Uwharrie Volunteer Fire Department has been flying the Confederate flag in front Continue reading

23:30

RMR: Special Guest Charles Hugh Smith Of Two Minds (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

RMR: Special Guest Charles Hugh Smith Of Two Minds Video V and Charles Hugh Smith have a great discussion regarding bitcoin, the US wealth disparity and the power of cryptos, blockchain to free society from the banking cartel....

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23:30

Identity theft concerns wont hold back holiday shopping "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Despite concerns about identity theft and fraud, consumers dont plan to curb their holiday shopping, according to Discover. While 62 percent of consumers are very or moderately concerned about identify theft or fraud this holiday season, 73 percent, say concerns over recent data breaches wont affect how theyll go about their holiday shopping. Discover has commissioned its annual holiday shopping survey since 2004. Consumers are taking proactive steps to safeguard their identities When it comes More

23:28

Sex Scandals Reveal How The Left Uses Shame To Destroy Morality "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Name It. Shame it. Call it out. Thus has actress Rose McGowan urged all those who have suffered sexual harassment and refrained from speaking out. With the #MeToo movement now in full throttle, individuals everywhere are coming out of the shadows to publicly humiliate sexual predators, no matter how high the pedestal upon which such harassers sit.

Shame, we are now told, is back in vogue, particularly if its directed towards those deemed a threat to sexual consent. The truth, however, is that the Left has been appropriating shame to serve its ideological objectives for generations. The focus on sexual harassment albeit long overdue is yet the latest manifestation of liberals unprincipled approach to morality.

A Short History of Liberal Shame Campaigns

Psychoanalyst Joseph Burgo, writing for the Washington Post, observes that the #MeToo movement is a bit ironic, given that shame has increasingly come to be viewed as a repressive force whose shackles must be thrown off. Indeed, the progressivist agenda counsels everyone to feel no shame, whether they be gay or transgender or overweight; having had an abortion; having survived rape or childhood sexual abuse; or struggling with mental illness or addiction.

Yet, Burgo argues, shame may also serve as a force for good when we direct it at behavior damaging to the social fabric. It sure can and it has. Although Burgo doesnt say it, the Left has engaged in aggressive public shaming programs for years.

Burgo continues: A fear of being publicly shamed encourages adherence to the rules and standards that enable us to live together in a civilized way. When we turn shame upon individuals who violate those standards, we press them to desist. Sound familiar? How about the decades-long public shaming of smokers?

I remember this ad from the 1990s that compared smokers to chimpanzees. Since then, surveys have found smokers to be considered outcasts, persecuted, lepers, under-class, and blacklisted. A 2008 survey in New York City found most respondents agreed that most people would not hire a smoker to take care of their children, and that most non-smokers would be reluctant to date someone who smokes. A significant minority of respondents even agreed that smoking was a sign of personal failure. In 2004, Huffington Post featured an article titled, Why Smokers Must B...

23:28

New School hosts anti-Semitism panel featuring two foes of Israel: Linda Sarsour and head of Jewish Voice for Peace "IndyWatch Feed War"

Linda Sarsour, who has stated in past that nothing is creepier than Zionism, not only has family ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, but is herself connected to it. She has declared that her inspiration is imam Omar Suleiman, a known Muslim Brotherhood hate preacher who: made her more proud to be a Muslim and a []

23:28

5 Simple Thanksgiving Traditions To Start With Your Family "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The iconic Thanksgiving holiday brings us extended family visits, the smell of roasting turkey, and the awkward silence when someone breaks the unspoken vow of silence regarding politics, religion, or the latest social concern of the day.

Thanksgiving with my family didnt quite fit this recipe. We didnt have a home filled with distant relatives. We didnt watch football or the Macys parade. My mom didnt roast a turkey, and for many years we didnt even eat at home. For more than a decade, we enjoyed our Thanksgiving at an Italian restaurant that served a delicious holiday meal, complete with the traditional turkey, potatoes, dressing, and pumpkin pie along with less traditional fare of lasagna, made-to-order pasta, and cannoli.

We would eat and eat some more, and laugh and have a handful of awkward silences, though tempered by a pricey and thoroughly tasty cocktail. Then wed all trudge along the sidewalks of the shopping district braving the winter chill to get our annual picture at the piga family picture with a large statue of a bronze boar.

The picture at the pig saw many configurations of family members. Some years we had all us kids. Others included various significant others. Later, the pictures featured spouses and our firstborn. Occasionally one of us kids would be missing, unable to make the trip home. Then there was the year my mom stood alone by the pig, because none of us could make it. Then the restaurant closed its doors, marking the final nail in the coffin for our beloved family tradition.

Such is the way of things, I suppose. Kids get older, move away, get married, have kids, and have to create their own family traditions. This can be harder than one would expect. When kids are young, its easy for plans to go undone or just go awry. Our best efforts to establish routine dont always go smoothly, especially if you have recently moved, and we may be left wondering what to do now. Here are five fresh ideas to help you and yours create new and lasting holiday traditions.

1. Serve the Hungry

Living in one of the wealthiest nations in the world is a blessing none of us should take for granted. While many of us may be gorging on turkey and nibblingor freezingthe leftovers, many wont have a warm home and meal for the holiday. Find a soup kitchen, homeless shelter, or food pantry in your area that could use your hands, feet, or donations.

2. Visit the Lonely

We often moan and groan and write articles about how to suffer family who hold different views and opinions, but for the elderly loneliness and social isolation can negatively affect their health and well-being. Prior to the Thanksgiving...

23:27

China Snubs Pakistan After Top Army General Accuses India Of Plans To Sabotage "IndyWatch Feed War"

Chinas rebuff over the allegation against India is significant considering that Beijing and Islamabad regard themselves as iron brothers sharing all-weather ties.

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After General accuses India of trying to sabotage CPEC, China snubs Pak, says no such relevant reports

BEIJING:  China today dismissed a top Pakistani Army Generals allegation that India has established a special intelligence cell at a cost of $500 million to sabotage the strategic China-Pakistan Economic Corridor or CPEC, saying that it does not have any such report.

Chairman of Pakistans Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mehmood Hayat on November 14 had accused India of stoking chaos and anarchy in the region.

He alleged that Indians external intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing or RAW has established a special cell at a cost of $500 million to sabotage the CPEC.

We have no such relevant reports, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a media briefing when asked about the allegation.

Chinas rebuff over the allegation against India is significant considering that Beijing and Islamabad regard themselves as iron brothers sharing all-weather ties.

Also in an apparent reference to Indias objections over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor passing through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir or PoK, Mr Lu said we hope that CPEC could win more recognition and support from regional countries and the international community.

Pakistans top officials have been accusing Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) of sabotaging the CPEC as the Pakistani security forces had to battle numerous attacks by the Balochistan nationalist forces as well as the Islamic State in Balochistan province.

The...

23:27

NFL Kneelers Biggest Problem Is That Were All Bored With Their Protest "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The NFLs national anthem kneelers have fallen into liberalisms biggest trap, and finding Colin Kaepernick on the cover of GQ despite not having played a game in 324 days will not get them out.

The Left is inherently inclined to self-indulgent subjectivity that often alienates the majority they need to win over. Oblivious to this, NFL protestors have taken a knee on liberals most dangerous pitfall: Boring instead of persuading.

For an eleventh week, NFL players took to their knees during the national anthem. Although protests were down on Veterans Day weekend and have been decreasing, Thanksgiving offers a chance to reach a new and broader audience and perhaps reinvigorate an effort trending to rigor mortis.  Perhaps the kneelers attention has followed Americas in wandering away. If so, they too have fallen victim to liberal activisms existential threat: Boredom.

Saul Alinsky was the godfather of American leftist activism. In his protest primer, Rules for Radicals, he describes the Lefts ultimate peril. I cannot repeat too often that a conflict that drags on too long becomes a dragAfter a period of time it becomes monotonous, repetitive, an emotional treadmill, and worse than anything else a bore. Forty years and 40 yard-lines later, the NFL kneelers have become a case study in Alinskys prescient warning.

Why Boredom Is Inherent to Liberal Activism

The risk of boredom is inherent to liberal activism because of its subjective, self-centered approach. It is the Lefts nature to proclaim a problem, but never an endpoint for a solution. Liberals simply take it as given that the vast majority of America must accept the Lefts premise and wait patiently.

The conundrum manifests itself throughout liberals agenda. How do we know when the planet will have been saved? When will affirmative-action programs have fulfilled their mission? What exactly constitutes a living wage?

Liberals amorphous agenda-to-infinity often leads to a muddle of one protest morphing into another with none ever really ending. Any of the Lefts protests can supply evidence of this, inevitably attracting aggrieved comrades until it resembles a Woodstock of Woe. The resulting common perception is that the Left are only happy when they protest. For the majority of America, such constancy quickly appears as futility and then becomes boredom.

Why Are We Doing This Again?

The NFL kneelers have capturedor rather, been captured bythis leftist predicament. Their muddle began at the beginning: Over what kneeling actually means. Kneelers currently say their action is not disrespectful. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reiterated recently the action is not intended to be disrespectful to the flag. As he explained, the kneelers will state to you, and...

23:27

This Years Starbucks Christmas Cup Controversy Is The Most Fake Yet "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The New York Times the Grey Lady, our paper of record has a very important story it would like you to read. Heres one of the many tweets the publication has sent out about it:

The responses on Twitter were swift. Boy, are those conservatives awful. We just knew it. Why cant they prioritize better in a world where people are dying? Conservatives are insane and hateful! Republican strategist Steve Schmidt was representative:

But the story itself did precisely nothing and I mean nothing to substantiate the tweets. The article was headlined Starbucks Is Criticized for Its Holiday Cups. Yes, Again. The story does not support this headline.

Two years ago we were subjected to claims that Christians and conservatives were completely offended by the 2015 Starbucks Christmas cup. That was so false that it led me to write a piece headlined, ...

23:27

Netflixs Punisher Uses A Blue-Collar Hero To Heap Scorn On America "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Punisher has just appeared on Netflix, the latest product of its unstoppable Marvel division. This is a far more important development than it might seem. The Punisher is both a combat veteran and a blue-collar worker. The series starts with him working construction. He has unimpeachable moral integrity, the likes of which you dont find in prestige television and what Christopher Lasch called the moral realism of the lower classes.

Our society can produce prestige television and stories about heroes, but we exclude the working classes from this genre. They can be victims or bystanders or extras, but thats about it. In this story, however, you find veterans at the center, and some are quite vocal about how society has abandoned them.

Admittedly, theyre led in their group therapy by an Obama-style inspirational figure who is all about not being judgmental. In his defense, he doesnt spit in the faces of people who cling to God and guns. This is progress, but the group therapy proves worse than worthless.

Unfortunately, like much coming out of Hollywood, the show advertises its contempt for half of America. If you dont enjoy seeing the only guy with a National Rifle Association shirt and Second Amendment views start out as a fraud then turn into something evil, Netflix doesnt offer you much. If you want to see a gun rights guy turn terrorist, youre gonna love this!

The show is explicitly anti-gun control and defends armed self-defense, and the gun-control politician seems to be making his career on the back of a tragedy. Its complicated.

The Real America Is Defined by Exploitation

Of course, as we all enjoy liberal paranoid entertainment, there are evil CIA types and contractors and special forces operators. These guys are insanely efficient at their conspiracies, except when they have to deal with this one nobody then fail. That goes well with the typical TV show genius hacking into everything.

With such magical tech powers, you wonder that the wars didnt turn out better, but that is besides the point. You neednt think about the politics of the waryoure already being sold on the idea that corrupt influential types betrayed...

23:27

Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Is Also Its Time For An Obituary "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Thirty-some years ago, as co-editor in a crowded, attic-like room in Michigan State Universitys Morrill Hall, I argued successfully against publishing doggerel in the campus literary magazine. Months later, that same rejected poem appeared in Rolling Stone magazine.

I concluded that no matter how much Rolling Stone gussied up its image with the high-falutin language of former English majors and Annie Leibovitz glossies, it was still pretty much destined to remain in a midcult rut, the intellectual landscape where pretension is determined a fitting substitute for prose and verse that occasionally aspires but never attains true literary status.

Now, mind you, I can defend midcult all day long as a necessary enterprise to drag lowbrow America as far away from Jerry Springer as possible. However, the soft-core exploitation of the teeny-bopper heartthrobs depicted and a magazine audience eager to see celebrity naughty bits too often meant the magazine succumbed to Springer over Springsteen.

Readers will remember it was Rolling Stones Leibovitz who snapped the photo of the New Jersey bards butt in front of Old Glory for his Born in the U.S.A. album cover. Clearly, the cover was dual-purposed for those inclined to ogle a rock stars bum. Everyone else got the kiss-my-tuckus message that the American Dream, for Bruce Springsteen, eluded many of the countrys citizens. Images from that photo shoot found their way to an issue of Rolling Stone, including the cover. In the meantime, the raconteur running the magazine raked in the cash while attempting to shape the culture.

Far Less than Perfect

Thats how it goes in the world of the magazines editor and co-founder Jann Wenner. Favored artists received preferred coverage and positive reviews, and artists signed to labels that bought significant amounts of advertising typically wound up in some state of undress on the cover. As the father of two daughters in the 1990s, the skeezy photos of the magazines hot issues were too much, and I finally allowed my subscription to lapse.

Back in the day, however, I recall some great essays, reviews, and journalism percolating through the mire of Rolling Stones pages, which I read religiously for nearly 25 years from the mid-1970s to 2000. I also remember a particularly disturbing interview with Carly Simon wherein the author confesses jealousy not for the singers then-husband James Taylor in the mid-1970s but for their infant child. Just as embarrassing was the 10-year anniversary special broadcast on CBS in 1977, of which the less written the better.

By the 1990s, other magazines were competing with Rolling Stone, some admirably sticking primarily to music much like the lamented Trouser Press of the decade previous. Spin,...

23:26

Lena Dunhams Rape Virtue-Signaling Comes Back To Haunt Her "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The recent hysteria over sexual assault has resulted in some delicious comeuppance for some of the most self-righteous among us. The best example of this is Lena Dunham.

In August, Dunham tweeted: Things women do lie about: what they ate for lunch. Things women dont lie about: rape. When someone responded, pointing out that 10 percent of all rape allegations are false, Dunham modified her claim, writing: The actual number, while hard to track, is much closer to 3%.

Dunhams claim is dangerously misleading, as the number of false accusations refer only to reports that have been filed with police and proven to be false. Seeing as its nearly impossible to prove a negative, this number is likely lower than it should be.

This percentage (whether you believe its 2 percent, 3 percent, or 10 percent) doesnt apply to accusations that cant be proven one way or the other. The same studies that found 2 percent (or 7 percent in the example Im using for the following numbers) or so to be proven false also find that another 8 percent are unfounded/baseless, meaning they dont meet the criminal level of offense or were improperly coded as sexual assault.

Another 18 percent are considered informational and dont meet the definition of a crime. Another 29 percent are labeled suspended because there wasnt enough evidence to say a crime occurred. Another 18 percent involve identifying a perpetrator but something beyond the control of law enforcement keeps them from making an arrest, such as a lack of victim cooperation.

A chart linked to the study I cited above breaks down what happens after an arrest is made. One-third of those cases are rejected by the prosecution, another 21 percent are dismissed with all charges dropped, and another 2 percent are dismissed without dropping the charges. Two percent went to trial and were found not guilty, a third resulted in a guilty plea, 6 percent went to trial and were found guilty, and another 3 percent were classified as other.

So using the same logic as Dunham and others who flaunt this statistic, one would only be able to say that a smaller or equal number of accusations turn out to be true (as in, someone pled guilty or was found guilty at trial). But Dunham and others imply that the statistics mean 98 percent of accusations are definitely true, thus we should never doubt one.

Those of us who follow the explosion of accusations on college campuses against young men have wondered what would happen if Dunham herself, or someone close to her, were accused of sexual assault. It turns out shed abandon that women dont lie cl...

23:26

5 Ways Taylor Swift Is A Capitalist Clairvoyant "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

With the release of Taylor Swifts latest album, Reputation comes an onslaught of reviews, opinions about the singer-songwriter, and of course the sheer glee of fansSwiftieseverywhere. Even though its been three years since she released her previous album, 1989, the singer proves with Reputations $1.2 million in album sales so far that the free market responds well to her particular brand of hard work, talent, and luck.

Her heart might be that of a romantic songwriter, but her head is more like a supply-side economist, who proves over and over she is a capitalist clairvoyant.

1. Taylor Swift Produces Killah Music

When Swift went quiet after 1989 we worried she was losing her edge. Even when Swift finally released Look What You Made Me Do, a song from her newest album Reputation, I wasnt sure I liked it and  even thought, If thats the prologue to the album, surely shes hit her peak and heading downhill.

Boy, was I wrong. Reputation is a fantastic album musically. Dozens of reviewers from Billboard to Rolling Stone are gushing over it. No pop star of the modern era has communicated the contours of her disappointment with such emotional precision and melodic sophistication, writes Jon Caramanica of The New York Times. Randy Lewis at The Los Angeles Times said Swifts talent remains intact on Reputation, her most focused, most cohesive album yet.

Swift has so many fans, and enough time had passed, theyd probably be thrilled with anything. But that wasnt good enough for Swift. Her standards for herself remain high despite Grammys and record-sales that could cause one to rest on her laurels. She successfully gives her fans the best of herself in her art. She eschews laziness, tries new sounds, and tests the limits of her ability to articulate her pain, heartache, and joy.

We, the public and the media, paraded her romantic flubs, mocking her publicly. So look what we made her do: Come back three years later with a professional, talented piece of art about which any capitalist-loving entrepreneur could boast.

2. She Markets Like a Boss

Over time, Swift has learned to think like a shrewd businesswoman. Unlike many of her pop star counterparts, she appears to take the business side of her music as seriously as the artistic side. Her number one rule: Never give away your art for free. If thats not capitalism clairvoyance, I dont know what is.

She took Apple to task a couple years ago when the tech giant decided to offer a three-month trial to new subscribers without paying the artists, writers, or producers during that time. She wrote...

23:26

Democrats Have Zero Credibility To Attack Trump After Hiding Bill Clintons Sexcapades "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Thanks to the predator-outing campaign, there is a growing attempt to re-litigate Donald Trumps p*ssy-grabbing, Miss USA-leering behavior.

Trumps decision on Friday to blast Sen. Al Franken on Twitter only called more attention to the presidents own past misconduct.

But Im having none of it. This piece will be the only mention I make of Trumps personal peccadilloes and past sexual misconduct. Heres why.

When Trump first entered the Republican primary, I assumed, like many, it was a big publicity stunt. I was painfully reminded of this a few weeks ago when Kid Rock announced that, of course, he isnt running for the Senate: Who couldnt figure that out? Well, fool me once, and all that.

But once it became clear that Trump was in the primary for the long haul and had corralled a herd of supporters, I spoke out daily (several times a day) about his horrorsfrom his underlying liberalism, to his offensive treatment of women (and everyone else), to his narcotic personalitybut to no avail. He won both the primary and the presidency. What good comes now from a constant loop replaying Trumps misconduct?

Is This About Trumps Actions or Using Any Ammo?

Also, while the majority of the but Trump is a pig too crowd are likewise condemning Franken, color me skeptical of their sincerity. After all, photog...

23:26

How You Can Beta Test An Add-On That Turns Your Smartphone Into A Classic Game Boy "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Hyperkin is a company that sells videogame consoles and accessories. Instead of developing their own consoles and games like Nintendo, they create their own versions of classic consoles that play authentic cartridges.

The best-known of their products is the RetroN. Its many versions vary in price depending on how many types of games you would like them to be able to play. The RetroN that can play the most console games can run Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, the Famicom, Super Famicom, Sega Genesis, Sega Master Drive, and Sega Master System.

So instead of having to find and buy all 10 of those classic consoles to play your games, you simply need one multi-function console, usually for about $150 or less. It comes with its own wireless controller, but has ports to use any of the original controllers as well.

Hyperkin is developing a product that brings classic videogames into the modern era. Its a device for your smartphone that allows you to play Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance games on your Android. This device, called the Smart Boy, slides on the bottom of your phone and has a space for the original cartridges on the back, just like the Game Boy we grew up with.

How the Smart Boy Works

The Smart Boy adjusts its fit to cater to the many different sizes of smartphones. Its buttons activate sections on your screen that tell your phone which button is being pressed after a little bit of setup to tailor it on a wide range of screen sizes. The top of the phone will display the game.

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23:20

U.S. hospitals feeling the pain of physician burnout "IndyWatch Feed War"

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23:16

Bin gerade fr zwei Wochen im Mnchen. Ich bitte, ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Bin gerade fr zwei Wochen im Mnchen. Ich bitte, die Drre im Blog zu entschuldigen.

Update: Jetzt hufen sich hier die besorgten Zuschriften. Nein, ich bin weder fr Limux hier, noch um die CSU zu retten. Danke der Nachfrage :-)

Die gute Nachricht: Endlich wird im Mordfall Oury Jalloh ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Die gute Nachricht: Endlich wird im Mordfall Oury Jalloh ermittelt!

Die schlechte Nachricht: Gegen die, die es einen Mord nennen.

Achtung: Der Link zerschellt an einer Paywall, mehr als diese Aussage kriegt man da nicht.

23:12

Roy Moore Accusers Story Destroyed!, 1898 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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23:07

Putin Holds Surprise Meeting With Assad, Will Call Trump By Phone Later Tuesday "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Putin Holds Surprise Meeting With Assad, Will Call Trump By Phone Later Tuesday from ZeroHedge One day before meeting with the leaders of Iran and Turkey in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin held a surprise...

The post Putin Holds Surprise Meeting With Assad, Will Call Trump By Phone Later Tuesday appeared first on The Daily Coin.

23:07

America has no idea how many innocent people it's killing in the Middle East - but it's about 31 times more than it claims "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sixteen years after Bush Snr launched his so-called 'war on terror' an untold number of civilians have been killed by disease, illness and by the US and UK-led military campaign In February 2003, Elliott Abrams, a US official convicted of lying to Congress over the Iran-Contra affair but cleared by President George HW Bush, spoke to the media about the impending invasion of Iraq, ordered by Bush's son. Abrams claimed in his remarks about "humanitarian reconstruction" - six priorities had driven the planning. "The first is to try to minimise the displacement and the damage to the infrastructure and the disruption of services," he said. "And the military campaign planning has had - has been tailored to try to do that, to try to minimise the impact on civilian populations." It didn't turn out that way. Sixteen years after Bush launched his so-called "war on terror", millions of people's lives have been turned upside down, Isis has been allowed to fester and spread, and Iraq is a nation at risk of fracturing apart. Moreover, an untold number of innocent civilians have been killed - by disease, illness, in gruesome tortures performed by local and foreign insurgents, and by the US and UK-led military campaign that Abrams and others vowed would be surgical.

23:05

Public jittery as Turkish lira slides rapidly over political, economic issues "IndyWatch Feed War"

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The lira was trading at around 3.95 to the US dollar on Tuesday. In May 2013, it traded at approximately 1.92 to the US dollar

23:04

Georges el Rif Killer Sentenced to Death "IndyWatch Feed World"

Beiruts Criminal Court issued the verdict in the case of George al-Rif killing, sentencing the accused Tareq Yateem to death and acquitting his friend Lynn Haidar. Yateem was arrested after stabbing George el Rif 15 times in broad daylight and in front of dozens of bystanders following a traffic dispute.

The whole thing was caught on tape yet Yateems lawyer withdrew from the case without prior notice, claiming that Justice Minister Salim Jreissati had interfered in the case. If anything, the victims family should worry of interference to let this scumbag get away with his crime.

Nevertheless, the death sentence is still not the answer here and theres nothing the authorities can do for justice to be served, not when corruption is all around us and these killers are almost always protected by some politician or party. The only thing to do, sadly enough, is running for your life instead of getting into a fight with these people and trying to avoid them as much as possible.

23:04

French Free Thinkers who denounced Christian cross now plead for Islamic mosque "IndyWatch Feed War"

Groups such as the National Federation of Free Thought (FNLP) are anything but free thinkers. Instead, they are cultlike; their followers operate like zombies, believing any propaganda preached to them and not questioning  gross discrepancies such as this one: In a bizarre turn of events, the group of free thinkers that fought to have a []

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