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Sunday, 10 December

00:19

Phreatic eruption, resumption of degassing at Kanlaon volcano, Philippines "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A phreatic (steam-driven) eruption started at Kanlaon volcano in Negros Island, Philippines at 01:47 UTC (09:47 local time) on December 9, 2017. The eruption was preceded by resumption of degassing at the summit crater at 22:34 UTC, December 8 (06:34 local time,...... Read more

Ach nee. Es gibt ein Update zu dem vermissten argentinischen ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Ach nee. Es gibt ein Update zu dem vermissten argentinischen U-Boot.

Bei der Generalberholung der "San Juan" sollen deutsche Unternehmen Schmiergeld bezahlt haben - und nach Informationen des Bayerischen Rundfunks wurde nicht ausreichend dokumentiert, welche Arbeiten diese Firmen genau ausgefhrt haben.
ACH NEE.

00:15

Trump Rally in Pensacola, FL, 1930 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Good morning, Im still reporting on: Trump Rally in Pensacola, FL, 1930 Synopsis: Critics of President Trump - having lost other avenues of attack - are trying again to attack his mental health. They say his speech is slowing or that he appears drugged. This rally, held last night, on Friday, Dec. 8th in Pensacola, Florida completely destroys that myth. This is totally Trump - the absolute master of this genre he created where he has prepared remarks from which he can then deviate, now armed with a ton of presidential facts. Trump is still getting better and better - not even a smidgeon of decline. 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, website: https://www.TopShelfWater.com - Rugged Reserves, home of the solar-powered tactical flashlight with a 100% lifetime guarantee. Call 800-621-7902. Website: http://RuggedReserves.com - Denas Pain Relief Store - exclusive importers of the Denas PCM6 Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: https://www.youtube.com/user/bstill3 https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BillStill http://billstills.blogspot.in/ https://twitter.com/billstill https://www.facebook.com/TheStillReport https://...

00:10

When Will Bitcoin Crash?, 1929 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

- Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 877-646-5347 evening, Im still reporting on: When Will Bitcoin Crash?, 1929 Synopsis: When will Bitcoin crash? Well, my record of predicting the price of cryptocurrencies has been spotty at best, but there are certain things than can be known, and a new article in The Atlantic written by Derek Thompson really reinforces what has been bubbling around in my brain on the topic. This story is well worth reading if youve got 15 minutes, but Ill try to boil it down to 4 or 5 minutes now. Bitcoin surged to just over $17,000 at 8 pm last night, then it crashed $3,000 by midnight just 4 hours later a nearly 18% correction to a marked that every so often gets over zealous. At this minute, it stands at about $15,000, If you are new to Bitcoin, and accustomed to 1 or 2% moves in a day to the best investments, this could be scary, but if youve followed the price of Bitcoin for a few years, this kind of volatility is just a normal correction. You also know that by years end, Bitcoin will already have pushed to new all-time highs which would mean $20,000 Bitcoin by then. Just a few weeks ago I wrote that by years end, Bitcoin might hit the then unimaginable price of 9 or ten thousand dollars. It blew by that marker on Nov. 27th. So what drives Bitcoins price up and up despite news of hacked wallets and abandonment by the worlds 3rd-largest economy the Chinese? Its because every day billions and billions more dollars are flowing into the creation of supporting infrastructure to build a new Bitcoin economy. The goldbugs still complain that Bitcoin is a worthless, fiat currency which mostly means that it aint gold ner silver. But long gone are the days when gold or silver are efficient enough to be used for everyday transactions. Imagine going to the grocery store with a gold coin? How clerks are equipped to determine if that is 24 carat gold or gold-plated tungsten? Like zero percent. However, Bitcoin is still not efficient enough to serve the purposes of everyday transactions either but that day will come and the big players know it. 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, webs...

00:10

Enron Dj Vu? Citi, BofA, HSBC, Goldman, BNP on the Hook as Steinhoff Spirals Down "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Enron Dj Vu? Citi, BofA, HSBC, Goldman, BNP on the Hook as Steinhoff Spirals Down by Wolf Richter Wolf Street $21 billion of debt. Off-balance-sheet entities. Moodys wakes up, downgrades it four notches, with more to come. Steinhoff International...

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00:08

British fridges, fire hazards "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from London, England says about itself:

23 June 2017

The fire that swept through Grenfell Tower in West London last week started with a faulty fridge freezer, and the outside cladding failed safety tests, police say.

Speaking to reporters at Scotland Yard, Metropolitan Police Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack confirmed the force will consider manslaughter charges as part of its inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire.

From daily News Line in Britain:

Saturday, 9 December 2017

White goods catching fire daily

FREEZERS and tumble dryers are catching fire daily resulting in nine fatalities and 298 injuries. In fact, this figure does not include the Hotpoint fridge freezer which sparked the fire at Grenfell Tower, resulting in the deaths of so many men, women and children.

Consumer group Which? warns that safety checks are inadequate. The current safety standard for fridges, freezers and fridge freezers is deficient and is allowing manufacturers to sell products that are a potential fire risk, Which? has warned in its report published on Thursday as it calls for immediate action to toughen safety standards on refrigeration products.

While non-flame-retardant plastic-backed fridges, freezers and fridge freezers pass existing safety standards, Which? is warning that these safety tests are inadequate, not fit for purpose and do not come close to replicating the source of a real house fire.

The current British Standard requires refrigeration appliances to pass a glow wire test to assess their fire resistance....

00:08

Sri Lanka hands over debt-laden port to Chinese owner "IndyWatch Feed War"

AFP

AFP/File | The $1.12 billion deal announced in July lets a Chinese state company take over Sri Lankas southern port of Hambantota, which straddles the worlds busiest east-west shipping route, on a 99-year lease

COLOMBO (AFP)  Sri Lanka Saturday handed over a deep-sea port to a Chinese firm, in a deal agreed to boost the cash-strapped islands finances that has raised concerns at home and abroad over Beijings growing influence.The $1.12 billion deal first announced in July lets a Chinese state company take over the southern port of Hambantota, which straddles the worlds busiest east-west shipping route, on a 99-year lease.

With the signing of the agreement today the Treasury has received $300 million, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said at a ceremony in the capital to mark the handover.

This is the beginning of our debt settlement, Wickremesinghe said.

The loss-making port will now be jointly managed by the state-owned Sri Lanka Port Authority and China Merchants Port Holdings.

Sri Lanka owes China $8 billion that former president Mahinda Rajapaksas regime borrowed for its infrastructure development projects, including the port.

The deal has raised concerns at home and overseas, where countries such as India and the United States are known to be worried that China getting a foothold at the deep-sea port could give it a military naval advantage in the Indian Ocean.

On Friday Sri Lankas parliament approved wide-ranging tax concessions for the port deal, including a tax holiday of up to 32 years for the Chinese firm, that opposition parties objected to.

Please tell this House the details of very favourable tax concessions you gave China on the deal. What are you getting out of it? Anura Dissanayake, an opposition law marker asked in parliament Saturday.

Sri Lanka has said it wants to reduce its high foreign debt with the proceeds of the Hambantota port deal, and is selling off some other enterprises to raise revenue


00:00

Trump Recognizes That Humiliating Israel Didnt Bring Peace "IndyWatch Feed War"

The president withstands the howling dismay of the worlds nations to abandon a failed 70-year-old policy.

President Trump after delivering a statement on Jerusalem at the White House, Dec. 6.
President Trump after delivering a statement on Jerusalem at the White House, Dec. 6. PHOTO: SAUL LOEB/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

Jerusalem

For nearly seven decades, the state of Israel has endured an unusual humiliation: Alone among the nations of the world, it has been denied the sovereign right to determine its own capital. Israel has regarded Jerusalem as its capital since its War of Independence in 1948. It is the seat of Israels president, prime minister, Knesset (parliament), Supreme Court and most government ministries. Yet for the better part of a century, the U.S. has led what is effectively an international boycott of Jerusalem as Israels capital, keeping its embassy in Tel Aviv as part of a fiction that the status of Jerusalem remains undetermined.

The roots of this policy go back to the first half of the 20th century, when European diplomats set their sights on making Jerusalem an international citya kind of second Vatican, controlled by responsible Europeans rather than by Jews...

Saturday, 09 December

23:50

Stranger Things "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Stranger Things by James Howard Kunstler The hidden agenda in the so-called tax reform bill is to act as stop-gap quantitative easing to plug the liquidity hole that is opening up as the Federal Reserve (Americas central bank) makes a...

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23:47

Tougher U.S. Tone Toward Saudi Arabia Exposes Rift on Key Ally "IndyWatch Feed War"

Bloomberg

By Nick Wadhams and  Nafeesa Syeed

December 9, 2017, 6:00 AM EST
  
With a series of rebukes of Saudi Arabia this week, President Donald Trumps administration appears to be taking a more assertive stance toward a key Middle East ally after sending conflicting messages for months.
  • Trump calls out Saudi leaders over blockade of Yemen
  • Growing sense of alarm at State Department over Saudi actions
The skyline in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

With a series of rebukes of Saudi Arabia this week, President Donald Trumps administration appears to be taking a more assertive stance toward a key Middle East ally after sending conflicting messages for months.

On Dec. 6, Trump issued a two-sentence statement calling on Saudi Arabia to immediately end its blockade of Yemen, an act that has threatened to cause widespread famine, as the kingdom fights Houthi rebels believed to have backing from Iran. On Friday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Saudi Arabias leaders to think through the consequences of their actions and be a little bit more thoughtful.

While the comments stopped short of tangible action the U.S. continues to back the Saudi-led coalition carrying out airstrikes in Yemen with intelligence and refueling the rhetoric reflected a sharper tone toward the kingdom. It also showed Trump aligning more closely with his top diplomat who, along with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, has been more inclined to reprimand Saudi Arabia for a series of foreign policy steps that have drawn widespread criticism.

There seems to be a little more of a unified voice from Washington, said Tamara Cofman Wittes, a senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institu...

23:45

Jimmy Jordan Featured on Alex Jones: The Bottom Line on the Death of DNC, FBI, Clintons, and the Deep State "IndyWatch Feed War"

Tip of the Hat to Berto Jongman for Following Alex Jones.

Phi Beta Iota: Jim Jordan for Director of the new expanded FBI that reconnects with its integrity?

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23:45

Star Wars 40th Anniversary Soundtrack "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In a sequel to 2016's demo of the Star Wars Hologram Vinyl -  I'm taking a look at the three disc & book Episode IV box-set. This one includes a Death Star hologram, so I naturally take a good look at that as well as flicking through the coffee table book. 

Purchasing Links:

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2npEdqm

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2ksJZGA

Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/2BKn2D3

Previous videos referenced in this one.

Star Wars - The Force Awakes Hologram Vinyl https://youtu.be/aEbAaL7fPl4

The CTS advert audio tape reel: https://youtu.be/UsUjWKayoGo

23:44

Bitcoin Doesnt Exist 4 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Gustave Courbet The wave 1871     Chapter 1 of this five-part series by Dr. D is here: Bitcoin Doesnt Exist 1 . Chapter 2 is here: Bitcoin Doesnt Exist 2 Chapter 3 is here: Bitcoin Doesnt Exist 3 Chapter 5 will follow shortly. And after that, all 5 chapters combined in

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23:40

Global Britain is Financing Terrorism and Bloodshed in Syria and Calling it Aid "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


BBC Panoramas Jihadis We Pay For (Photo: Screenshot)

Vanessa Beeley
21st Century Wire

Boris Johnson preached to the UK State choir, in the Foreign Office, on the 7th December. In Churchillian tones, Johnson announced when in the course of a prolonged, ambitious struggle, you eventually record a success, it is essential, with due humility and caution, to celebrate that success so I draw your attention, once again, to the defeat of DAESH in Raqqa and the victory of the 74 member coalition, in which the UK played a proud part. 

The sheer sanctimonious humbug contained within that first convoluted utterance should be enough to take our breath away. However, Johnson continued speaking for 36 minutes, turning verbal somersaults of every shade and hue of hypocrisy. This speech comes swift on the heels of the BBC Panorama limping expose of the UK FCO funding of terrorism in Syria that barely scratched the surface of the magnitude of the UK campaign to destablize a sovereign nation and foment insurgency against a regime and its allies, that has thwarted Global Britains geopolitical ambitions at every turn.

BBC Panoramas Jihadis You Pay For was nothing more than a media sleight of hand designed to conceal the bulk of the funding iceberg beneath the decorative tip of a superficial investigation that revealed nothing that had not already been unmasked by independent analysts, investigative journalists, the Syrian Government and the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the last 7 years. The BBC, as always, made a molehill out of a mountain in order to protect Global Britains criminal foreign policy in Syria.

...

23:30

Michael Pento: Epic Stock Market & Fixed Income Bubble Will Not End Well (Podcast) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Michael Pento: Epic Stock Market & Fixed Income Bubble Will Not End Well Podcast Money Metals Coming up well hear a truly explosive interview with Michael Pento of Pento Portfolio Strategies. Michael describes for us what may be coming...

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23:30

Berto Jongman: Climate Change / Geoengineering Refugees "IndyWatch Feed War"

Berto Jongman

1% plans Blade Runner Walls against 250 mn Climate Refugees

When I asked why they were heading for the United States, one responded simply, No hubo lluvia. (There was no rain.) In their community, without rain, there had been neither crops, nor a harvest, nor food for their families, an increasingly common phenomenon in Central America.

23:30

Not a cult: Hillary Clinton Christmas tree topper is now available "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

From Fox News: Those looking to celebrate Resist-mas now have the perfect accessory: a Hillary Clinton tree topper. The newly-released 3D-sculpted ornament features the former first lady in her iconic power suit with angelic wings. The tree topper sells for Continue reading

23:29

Insane southern snow, rfajkull caldera deepens, volcanic uptick globally "IndyWatch Feed World"

Jackson Mississippi sees highest snowfall since 1982 Record snow blankets Houston and Texas Snow is falling in Houston, TX, last measurable snow there was 8 years ago. Sources

23:29

Like the EPO, Taiwan/China (SIPO) Harm SMEs With a Policy of Patent Maximalism Which Fosters Litigation, Not Innovation "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Related and recent: Legal and Administrative Rules at the EPO Are Similar to Those at SIPO (China)

SIPO and Battistelli

Summary: A culture of patent maximalism breeds plenty of lawsuits in China (good for the legal industry), but small companies that are innovative lose focus and resources, just like in Europe where SMEs are discriminated against

THE LAW of China is widely regarded as oppressive. Patent law too is increasingly being viewed as oppressive because companies that are innocent of infringement can get in a lot of trouble and even go under.

Managing IP, a site by (and for) the patent microcosm, published this interview a few days ago. We have witnessed that Chinese courts are more willing to grant higher damages in civil IP lawsuits, thereby increasing the cost of counterfeiters in their illegal business, says the article (more like self-promotion).

This may be good for Adidas (which is advertised in this interview), but what about much smaller companies? Adidas can afford plenty of lawyers, others cannot.

This may be good for Adidas (which is advertised in this interview), but what about much smaller companies? Adidas can afford plenty of lawyers, others cannot.A few days ago Foxconns patents person was given a platform by IAM, another site by (and for) the patent microcosm. Foxconn is a truly massive corporation, unlike the vast majority of companies in Taiwan/China. Should we not be hearing the voices of those on the receiving end of endless litigation and fear?

Inadvertently, the patent trolls lobby (IAM) recognises that China grants too many rubbish quality patents. Its too much to keep abreast of, especially for small companies which lack a legal department. Here is what IAM wrote:

...

23:28

Big Time Culinary Hydroponics "IndyWatch Feed World"

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At Farm.One, a hydroponic garden in TriBeCa, red-veined sorrel is prepared for a delivery. Credit Sarah Blesener for The New York Times

We have posted on urban farming and related topics numerous times since 2011, and hydroponics as its own topic of interest plenty of times as well. Culinary and/or gastronomic topics...

23:26

Saudi-led strike on Yemen TV station kills four, say Houthis "IndyWatch Feed War"

Undefined

The head guard told reporters at the scene the strike had hit his staff's sleeping quarters

23:24

Pentagon announces first-ever audit to review $2.4 trillion in assets "IndyWatch Feed World"

The first-ever financial audit in the history of the US Department of Defense will be massive, requiring 2,400 auditors to review the Pentagon's $2.4 trillion in assets, including personnel, real estate and weapons. The audit will begin this month, the DoD announced during a news conference Friday. "It is important that the Congress and the American people have confidence in DoD's management of every taxpayer dollar," Comptroller David Norquist told reporters. He said the DoD's Office of the Inspector General has hired independent public accounting firms to conduct audits of the Air Force, Army and Navy, as well as a department-wide consolidated audit to summarize all results and conclusions.

23:23

Rudolf Steiners anthroposophy and racism "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 2015 video is called Ursula Haverbeck: The Panorama interview, with English subtitles.

Ms Haverbeck is an infamous German neonazi. In this interview, she is in denial about Adolf Hitlers holocaust of Jews.

Ms Haverbeck was convicted several times, as Holocaust denial is illegal in Germany.

Her late husband Werner Georg Haverbeck was also a neonazi. Before that, he was a prominent official of Hitlers NSDAP party and, after World War II, a priest in the The Christian Community church. The Christian Community church was founded by Rudolf Steiner, also the founder of the Steiner schools. Werner Georg Haverbeck wrote a biography of Steiner, praising him as a fellow German nationalist and racist.

By Peter Frost in Britain:

Rudolf Steiner, clairvoyant, educationist and racist

Saturday 9th December 2017

PETER FROST first discovered the weird ideas of Austrian occultist Rudolf Steiner in Watford 45 years ago. Now Steiner schools are back in the headlines

THE Rudolf Steiner School, in Kings Langley near Watford, has been ordered to close after a totally unsatisfactory Ofsted inspection.

The Secretary of State for Education has issued a notice for the school, which charges between 3,405 and 8,370 a year in fees, to be deregistered and closed.

The school is currently appealing against the decision and will continue to operate until a final decision has been made, probably before Christmas.

It is not al...

23:20

Trump is a Jungian Psychologist Now? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As if I didnt already want to dunk my own head in a deep fryer, I have to read stuff like this from Alex Shephards review of the new book Let Trump Be Trump by Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie?

Lewandowski and Bossie even suggest that Trump is a student of Jungian psychology:

Although the mainstream media and other haters give him little credit for his intellect, Donald Trump has more than a fundamental grasp on a surprising number of fields, including Jungian psychology. One of his favorite books is Memory, Dreams, Reflections, Jungs autobiography. Steve Bannon insists that Trump came up with the idea of the names Lyin Ted, Little Marco, Low-Energy Jeb, and, later, Crooked Hillary, from his knowledge of Jungian archetypes.

I felt pretty confident that this made no sense, but its been thirty years since I studied Jungian archetypes, so I figured Id do a quick refresher on Wikipedia to see if Id forgotten something crucial. I can assure you that I didnt.

Im also having grave difficulties believing that Donald Trump has ever read Carl Jungs autobiography. The latest paperback edition is 430 pages long, which is approximately 429 pages too long for Donald Trump. It was also published originally in 1961, while Trump was fifteen and enrolled in New York Military Academy because his parents could do nothing with him. The man studied real estate in college.

In any case, youd probably want to read Carl Jungs writings on Archetypes rather than his autobiography if you wanted to know to apply the concepts to winning a presidential campaign.

I dont dispute that Trump tapped into some kind of rot in the collective unconscious. If I had to guess at a psychological book that Trump might have actually read and applied to his campaign it would be Wilhelm Reichs Listen, Little Man!. It actually describes how people are attracted to demagogues, and its only 144 pages.

Discuss...

The Latest Viral Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As Robert Mueller builds his case and moves closer and closer to the inner circle around President Trump, I suppose its inevitable that a political defense will be organized and launched.  One component of that defense is to discredit not only Mueller but the entire intelligence community, including especially the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Heading up that effort today is Byron York who is riffing off a scoop obtained in recent days by James Rosen and Jake Gibson of Fox News. On the merits, this is not much of a news story at all, but it will go viral and become as integral to the rights belief system as the fact that Hillary Clinton engaged in a coverup of the Benghazi attacks.

Briefly, the revelation is that a man named Bruce Ohr who was serving as the associate deputy attorney general has just been demoted, and the supposed cause of this demotion is that he had personal contact with Christopher Steele, the British ex-MI6 Russian specialist who authored the infamous dossier on Donald Trump. These contacts happened during the election, but Ohr also met around Thanksgiving of last year with Glenn Simpson, the founder of Fusion GPS, who had hired Steele to investigate Trumps Russian connections. Its not clear to me why this should be scandalous in the least, but it is supposed to confirm a conspiracy theory that the only reason that the intelligence community launched a counterespionage and counterintelligence investigation of Trump is because of this so-called fake or dodgy dossier, and that the whole thing was coordinated with Obamas Department of Justice from the beginning.

GCHQ first became aware in late 2015 of suspicious interactions between figures connected to Trump and known or suspected Russian agents, a source close to UK intelligence......

Is This as Low as They Can Get? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

So, this happened yesterday:

James OKeefe, the conservative activist who attempted to plant a false story in The Washington Post this month about GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, was presented Wednesday with an Impact Award, handed to him by Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

OKeefe accepted the award on behalf of his organization, Project Veritas, at an event hosted by the conservative group United for Purpose at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C..

Proud to receive the Impact award from Ginni Thomas on behalf of the @project_veritas team, OKeefe wrote on Instagram, before praising other 2017 award recipients such as Fox New host Sean Hannity and Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton as fighters.

I just want to briefly review some facts here. James OKeefe sent an employee named Jaime Phillips to spy on Washington Post reporters and try to get them on tape saying things that could be used to end their careers. This employee was then repurposed to tell a false story of being statutorily raped by Roy Moore as a teenager and impregnated. According to her fable, Moore drove her to Mississippi to get an abortion. The hope was that the Posts reporters would report all of this as true. The next step, obviously, would have been to expose the story as a fake and thereby undermine the reporting being done on Moores credible accusers.

Fortunately, the Posts were vigilant and figured out the entire scheme without being taken in. But the effort was clearly concocted in an effort to discredit Moores accusers and to give substance to the accusation that the mainstream press is biased and untrustworthy. And this was in the service of getting a plausibly-accused child molester elected to the U.S. Senate.

For this, the wife of a Supreme Court Justice gave him an award. And not just any Supreme Court Justice. Clarence Thomas was also plausibly accused of inappropriate sexual behavior, which you may remember from his confirmation hearings.

I dont know if the conservative movement can get lower than this.  Unfortunately, I suspect they can.

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We Can't Fix This at the Ballot Box "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Considering the fact that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson vociferously opposed the presidents decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel and to announce that well be moving our embassy there, its not surprising that the State Department issued a new worldwide travel alert for any Americans dumb or reckless enough to think theyre still welcome in most of the globes countries. As you might expect, Trump would not listen to anyone who told him this would be a very bad idea, and went ahead with it anyway because he wanted to fulfill a campaign promise.

Several advisers said he did not seem to have a full understanding of the issue and instead appeared to be focused on seeming pro-Israel, in the words of one, and making a deal, in the words of another

The debate came to a head at a White House meeting Nov. 27 to hash out the waiver issue. According to people briefed on the meeting, Trump repeated his earlier assertions that he had to follow through on his campaign pledge, seemingly irritated by objections over security and the break with previous policy.

The decision wasnt driven by the peace process, one senior official said. The decision was driven by his campaign promise.

Naturally, Trump did not heed warnings that he might endanger our diplomatic corp and produce more Benghazis.

Tillerson, mindful of the death of four Americans in militant attacks in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012, pushed back vocally, one White House official said. Already at odds with Trump over other aspects of the presidents approach to the Middle East, Tillerson argued that the move could unleash a dangerous chain reaction across the region.

R.C. Hammond, a Tillerson adviser, said Tillerson and [Defense Secretary James] Mattis requested time to evaluate U.S. outposts and fortify them if necessary

Its insane. Were all resistant, said one Trump confidant who recently spoke to the president about it. He doesnt realize what all he could trigger by doing this....

23:16

2 more Palestinian bodies found in wake of Israeli air strike in Gaza Strip "IndyWatch Feed World"

The statement comes after the Israeli air force struck four locations in the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian territory controlled by Hamas on Friday. Two Palestinian fighters have been killed in Israeli airstrikes of the Gaza Strip, a local Health Ministry official told Sputnik Saturday. "Ambulance brigades took the bodies of two fighters out from under the ruins of the Badr military installation south of Gaza, which was attacked by Israeli bombers at dawn," the representative said. Following the statement, the Israeli military said that the country's air force launched a fresh airstrike in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, targeting four Hamas facilities, including two arms manufacturing sites, a weapons warehouse and a military compound.

23:15

Precious Metals Experience a Sharp Decline in Demand as Bitcoin Continues to Steal The Show "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Precious Metals Experience a Sharp Decline in Demand as Bitcoin Continues to Steal The Show by Nathan McDonald Sprott Money The Perth Mint, one of the largest sellers of bullion in the world, posted its results and demand is...

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23:12

Abbas to boycott Pence as protests over Jerusalem continue Let us die as martyrs there is no place for the State of Israel. "IndyWatch Feed War"

Hundreds protest at funerals in Gaza and along border fence; soldiers use tear gas to disperse rioters near Bethlehem

Members of Hamas military wing carry the body of their comrade Mohamed al-Safadi, who was killed the previous day in an Israeli air strike, during his funeral in Gaza City on December 9, 2017. ( AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS)
Members of Hamas military wing carry the body of their comrade Mohamed al-Safadi, who was killed the previous day in an Israeli air strike, during his funeral in Gaza City on December 9, 2017. ( AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS)

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet with US Vice President Mike Pence when he visits the West Bank this month, a senior Palestinian official said Saturday as protests continued due to the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital.

Abbas diplomatic adviser, Majdi Khaldi, said Saturday that Abbas wont meet Pence because the US has crossed red lines on Jerusalem.

US President Donald Trump holds up a signed memorandum after he delivered a statement on Jerusalem from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington, DC on December 6, 2017 as US Vice President Mike Pence looks on. (Saul Loeb/AFP)

Abbas had viewed close ties with Washington as strategically important because of the US role as Mideast broker. The snub of Pence signaled a sharp deterioration in relations.

Dem...

23:08

Marriage Equality: Australia Approves, SCOTUS Hears Cake Case "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The trajectory of the gay rights movement can sometimes resemble the jagged line on a heart monitor. Gains and setbacks can land with equal force and frequency. This weeks events included a legislative win and oral arguments before the US Supreme Court in a momentous case.

On Tuesday, the court heard long-awaited arguments in a case filed by Colorado baker Jack Phillips the proprietor of Masterpiece Cakeshop, who refused to sell a wedding cake to a same-sex couple because he felt doing so clashed with his Christian faith. Conflating the business transaction and, to some, artistic expression with endorsement of homosexuality, Phillips contends that his right to practice religion is as sacred as the couples right to equal treatment.

To the extent that the two concepts are mutually exclusive, the justices will have to determine whether protecting First Amendment rights takes precedence over Colorados anti-discrimination laws. The far-reaching implications of such a decision is not lost on the courts liberal justices.

If freedom of expression can be used to justify Phillipss case, Justice Elena Kagan asked, would a chef or makeup stylist be permitted to selectively provide services too?

We want some kind of distinction that will not undermine every civil-rights law, from the year one, Justice Stephen Breyer said, including everybody who has been discriminated against in very basic things of life, food, design of furniture, homes, and buildings.

When the session ended, the court appeared sharply divided along party lines. The pivotal decision scheduled for next June probably rests again with Justice Anthony Kennedy, author of the landmark 2015 ruling that legalized gay marriage nationwide.

From his remarks during the hearing, Kennedy seems somehow as sympathetic to devout, discriminating business owners as he is to disenfranchised customers.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the earth, Australia became the 25th country to recognize same-sex marriage on Thursday, when parliamentarians passed a cross-party bill in a near-unanimous vote. The historic decision follows the result of last months $122 million national postal survey, a plebiscite that showed unprecedented popular support for gay marriage.

Even conservative parliamentarians who personally opposed the b...

23:07

Has the FBI Become America's Secret Police?, 1928b "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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23:00

Feed Your Cat The Modern Way "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Feeding the cat should be a moment of magic, in which you bond with your adorable pet as she rubs seductively against your ankles. As you place the saucer of tender and moist meaty chunks on the floor, she bounds the length of your kitchen, excited expression on her little kitty face, and tail in the air.

If Hackaday made television adverts for cat food, wed have it nailed. But our everyday reality involves the cute-as-heck Hackaday moggy turning into a persistent little pest when she decides its feeding time. [ThinkSilicon]s friends had exactly this problem, with their furry friends preferred timing coming early in the morning. His solution? An automated cat feeder that dispenses kibbles from a hopper into the lucky mousers feeding dish.

The mechanical part of this endeavour is pretty straightforward, a servo moves a sliding piece of plywood with a hole cut in it across the bottom of a hopper full of cat food. Move the slide, dispense food down a chute to the waiting happy cat. Behind the scenes is an ESP8266 and a NodeMCU web service, through which feeding time can be either scheduled, or dispensed at will.

A happy cat means a happy owner, especially in the very early morning. Until that is the newly-sated creature decides to spread the love, jumping onto the owners bed in thanks and breathing cat-food-breath into their face. You really do have to love em!

Weve shown you many cat food related projects in the past, including this Arduino take on the same idea. But why take the effort to trigger it yourself, when the cat can do it for you.


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23:00

New Film Graven Image Shows How Georgia Racists Created a Confederate Myth "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Three hundred and fifty million years ago, tens of thousands of feet underground, an earth-shattering magma event took place. Nearly the entire event was invisible to any living creature. Beneath the surface, as the molten hot liquid cooled, miles and miles of underground granite were formed stretching as far as 50,000 feet in any single direction. In one place, though, the molten liquid erupted above ground to form a most peculiar mountain in the middle of a relatively barren flatland.

That mountainous dome structure is today called Stone Mountain.

To give that some perspective, Stone Mountain was 343 million years old before anything remotely resembling the first human beings emerged on this planet. After that, for about 6,999,900 years of human existence on earth, Stone Mountain stood unscathed in what we now know as metropolitan Atlanta.

It was at that time, in 1915, that the 349-million-year-old mountain became the birthplace for modern movement of the Ku Klux Klan. Mountains, you see, cannot be racist. They are not partisan. They dont see race or religion. They arent bigoted or homophobic. After existing for the entire world to see and enjoy for fifty times longer than human beings had even walked this earth, insecure white men in the Deep South made a natural wonder into something truly ugly.

We can thank Sam Venable for that. A lifelong bigot, he bought Stone Mountain which in and of itself is fundamentally absurd in 1887. Venable and his family purchased rock quarries all over Georgia and intended to mine Stone Mountain as well. As much as they were in the rock business, the Venable brothers were in the bigotry business playing a central role in the early expansion of the KKK and even granting the violent white supremacist organization an easement that existed in perpetuity for them to host their local, regional, and national gatherings there.

In Graven Image, a brilliant short film by Sierra Pettengill and produced by Field of Vision, we get the very modern story of the desecration of Stone Mountain. Relying on haunting archival footage, the film tells the story of how the Confederate monument came to be made out of a giant piece of rock in Georgia. And it is a modern tale: Some of the footage is without sound but the Confederate monument at Stone Mountain is a young enough idea that its whole history could be captured on film. The completion of the monument was broadcast on, as Pettengill documents, color television.

Relying on haunting archival footage, Sierra Pettengills Graven Image tells the story of how the Confederate monument came to be made out of a giant pie...

23:00

10 Weekend Reads "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Guatemala Antigua coffee, grab a seat where you can see the snow falling, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads: How Big is the Hedge Fund Industry? (Winton)  Millions Are Hounded for Debt They Dont Owe. One Victim Fought Back, With a Vengeance (Bloomberg Businessweek)

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23:00

De Nederlandse 'Russiagate' "IndyWatch Feed War"



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Dachten we dat het zou stoppen? Nee het gaat gewoon verder. Het NRC en de NOS zijn de grootste verspreiders van propaganda over Rusland.
Gaat het niet om schimmigebewijzen bij de NOS over de MH-17, waar opeens de stem herkend is van een ex-generaal, toevallig was hij ook nog in Syri, dat maakt het plaatje compleet natuurlijk. Nu zou zijn stem te horen zijn op toonbanden.
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23:00

The WTO: Useless for Trade, Useful for the State "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By: Carmen Elena Dorob
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On Monday, WTO officials will gather in Buenos Aires for their 11th ministerial conference. There is very little hope that any of the deals on the agenda will be reached, as both the WTOs negotiations and its dispute settlement system have long been paralyzed by political bickering and a deep-seated inefficiency in the organization itself. Anxious WTO ministers (such as the EUs trade commissioner) are now grasping at straws and blaming Trump and his lack of support for the WTOs troubles.

Yet twenty-two years after its creation, the organization has almost nothing to show for it as far as trade liberalization is concerned. Juggling 164 member countries, each with its own protectionist agenda, was never likely to bring about more open trade, more competitive markets, or market stability and predictability. Especially not after trade rules, services, intellectual property, and environmental protection were brought to the negotiations table alongside tariffs and non-tariff barriers. Countries started by holding agreements hostage to their demands, continued with disregarding agreements completely, and now end on quibbling over the language used in joint statements.

An easy, albeit crude, depiction of WTOs failure can be seen in the figure below, where the world tariffs effectively applied (which include unilateral liberalization and preferential trade agreements) have been consistently lower than those achieved via multilateral negotiations (most favored nation) in the first twelve years after WTOs creationwhen it was allegedly most successful. 

Other research offers the same story, and weve seen in detail before the reason why bottom-up, unilateral trade liberalization tends to work, and top-down, multilateral trade agreements never do (here, here, and here).

The WTOs end seems nearer now, and not a moment too soon. So it did a few years ago, though, and yet it lingers on becaus...

22:45

Current Leads In Las Vegas Shooting Investigation Part 55 (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Current Leads In Las Vegas Shooting Investigation Part 55 Video End Times News Report **** Over 100 comments have been posted by viewers on this video in its first hour being up but 100% of those comments are...

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22:45

Economy watcher sentiment rises in Japan "IndyWatch Feed War"

Jiji Press

TOKYO (Jiji Press) Sentiment among so-called economy watchers in Japan rose to its highest level in nearly four years in November on improved household spending and employment, the Cabinet Office said Friday.

The diffusion index gauging the sentiment of economy watchers, or people working in industries sensitive to changes in economic trends, including shop clerks and taxi drivers, compared with three months before rose 2.9 points from the previous month to 55.1 after seasonal adjustment.

The index rose for the third straight month and reached a level unseen since January 2014.

http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0004117167


22:42

George Soros caught funding Irish abortion movement - Irish govt demands British NGO Amnesty Int'l return funds - Amnesty tells Ireland to take a hike "IndyWatch Feed World"

Amnesty International Ireland could face criminal charges after an Irish regulatory body found it broke the law by accepting a donation from George Soros' Open Society Foundation for an abortion rights campaign. Ireland's Standards in Public Office Commission informed the human rights advocacy group that it had breached Irish law by accepting funds from a foreign donor and may face criminal investigation, Amnesty International Ireland said in a statement. The organization says the 137,000 grant received from the Open Society Foundation (OSF) last year was used to support a campaign to ensure abortion laws in Ireland comply with human rights. Amnesty blasted the law as draconian, and defiantly stated it would not comply with the order to return the funds. Comment: 'Go to hell, national governments! Do you not know who we are? We are globalists, and you will bend the knee! Bow down to your imperial masters!'

22:42

Erdogan, Putin concerned about Mideast stability "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Putin is to meet with Erdogan on Monday to discuss the issue of Jerusalem and Middle East tensions [Xinhua]


Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Saturday Washington of further instability if the US embassy is moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Last week, US President Donald Trump reversed decades of foreign policy and declared his countrys recognition of Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel. He also signed an executive order to move the embassy there.

There are currently no embassies in Jerusalem as the international community considers it a disputed city with its final status only decided by agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians.

During a UN Security Council meeting on Friday, 14 of 15 members criticized Trumps decision leaving US ambassador Nikki Haley having to defend her presidents position.

The other 14 members, including major US allies, reiterated their support for a peace agreement based on the territories of 1967. East Jerusalem, they said, should be part of a Palestinian state.

Erdogan and Putin said Trumps declaration threatens peace efforts. The two leaders said they had serious concerns about the future of the region and feared further escalation, a statement from the Kremlin said.

Erdogan said that declaring Jerusalem the Israeli capital was a red line for the Muslim world.

The Turkish President, who is the current chair of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, said he would try and consolidate a unified Muslim response to the declaration.

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said that Putin discussed the crisis during a phone call with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Putin is expected to raise the issue with his Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi during his scheduled visit to Cairo on Monday.

He is also expected to make a stop in Turkey to discuss the status of Jerusalem.

The United Nations, European Union, and other organization have criticized Trumps declaration.

China, meanwhile, reiterated its backing of the decades-old Middle East peace process and said it supported the just cause of the Palestinian people to restore their legitimate rights and interests.

Beijing said that China supports the establishment of a Palestinian state with full sovereignty and independence on the basis of the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital....

22:41

Ex-Georgian president Saakashvili on hunger strike after Ukraine arrest "IndyWatch Feed War"

AFP

AFP/File | Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili has criticised Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for failing to fight high-level corruption

KIEV (AFP)  Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili has gone on hunger strike to protest his arrest in Ukraine on charges of trying to stage a coup sponsored by Russia, his lawyer and supporters said Saturday.Kiev police rearrested the foe of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday after an attempt to detain him earlier in the week dramatically failed when supporters swarmed the van where he was being held.

Saakashvili has announced an indefinite hunger strike, journalist and close ally Vladimir Fedorin wrote on Facebook, in comments echoed by the former leaders lawyer Ruslan Chornolutskyi to the Interfax-Ukraine news agency.

The 49-year-old denounced the false accusations against him, Chornolutskyi added.

Around 100 supporters of Saakashvili, the man who pulled Georgia out of Russias orbit in a 2003 revolution before becoming a governor in Ukraine, gathered outside a security service detention centre shouting shame on Friday following his arrest.

A court hearing on the case is expected be held in Kiev on Monday.

Prosecutors would ask for Saakashvili to be held under pretrial house arrest, prosecutor General spokeswoman Larysa Sargan said.

Since Saakashvili escaped detention on Tuesday he has continued leading protests outside parliament demanding Poroshenkos impeachment over his failure to fight high-level corruption.

Saakashvili denies committing any crimes and says his actions have been peaceful and legal.

Tuesdays drama marked the latest chapter in the dizzying career of a man who spearheaded a pro-Western Rose Revolution in Georgia in 2003 and fought a disastrous war with Russia five years later that eventually prompted him to flee the Caucasus country.

Saakashvili returned to the spotlight as a vocal champion of the three-month street uprising in Kiev that toppled a Moscow-backed government in 2014 and turned Ukraine on a pro-EU course.

Poroshenko rewarded Saakashvili for his efforts by appointing him governor of the important Black Sea region of Odessa in 2015.

But an ugly falling out between the two men saw Saakashvili stripped of his Ukrainian passport only for him to defy the authorities and force his way back into t...

22:33

Christmas Bazaar for Greeces Strays Dec 9-10 in Athens "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The volunteers of Greek Animal Protection and Welfare non-profit organization Stray.gr hold their 14th Christmas Bazaar over the weekend December 9 and 10 2017. Visitors can purchase Christmas presents for the two- and four-legged friends, good luck charms 2018 and calendars for the new year, new and used books, accessories, the Stray.gr items and a

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22:32

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22:28

Jared Kushner: "Peace envoy" and funder of illegal Israeli squatters in Palestine "IndyWatch Feed World"

As Jared Kushner leads the U.S. government's effort to develop an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, the Kushner Companies Charitable Foundation is funding a hardline Israeli settlement in the West Bank. The charitable fund made a donation of at least $18,000 at the "Master Builders" level to American Friends of Bet El Yeshiva Center, according to a donor book distributed at the group's annual gala Sunday evening. The Kushner family has given money in past years to the group, which funds construction of the Bet El settlement outside the Palestinian city Ramallah, as Haaretz first reported. But this appears to be the first time they've done so while Kushner, whose title is senior adviser to the president, is the lead administration official brokering a peace plan. Advocates of a two-state solution said the donation was troubling given Kushner's role. "Under normal circumstances, you would expect someone who has a background of activism related to Israel to be working very hard to take a step back from that to show that he can be a credible mediator. Not only is that not the case, it's the opposite," said Lara Friedman, president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace.

22:23

Jol Voordewind: Een Parlementaire Extremist "IndyWatch Feed War"

Stelt de ChristenUnie inderdaad de bijbel boven het recht?

Op de meeste dossiers geldt de ChristenUnie als pleitbezorger van de internationale rechtsorde. Uitzondering is het dossier-Isral/Palestina, waarbij een eigen interpretatie van de bijbel voorop wordt gesteld.
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22:22

CRISPR Used to Epigenetically Treat Diseases in Mice "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Instead of using CRISPR/Cas9 for gene editing, Salk Institute researchers have used gene-activating CRISPR/Cas9 to regulate gene activity in mice:

A new twist on gene editing makes the CRISPR/Cas9 molecular scissors act as a highlighter for the genetic instruction book. Such highlighting helps turn on specific genes. Using the new tool, researchers treated mouse versions of type 1 diabetes, kidney injury and Duchenne muscular dystrophy [open, DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2017.10.025] [DX], the team reports December 7 in Cell. The new method may make some types of gene therapy easier and could be a boon for researchers hoping to control gene activity in animals, scientists say.

CRISPR/Cas9 is a two-part molecular scissors. A short, guide RNA leads the DNA-cutting enzyme Cas9 to specific places in the genetic instructions that scientists want to slice. Snipping DNA is the first step to making or fixing mutations. But researchers quickly realized the editing system could be even more versatile.

In the roughly five years since CRISPR/Cas9 was first wielded, researchers have modified the tool to make a variety of changes to DNA (SN: 9/3/16, p. 22). Many of those modifications involve breaking the Cas9 scissors so they cannot cut DNA anymore. Strapping other molecules to this "dead Cas9" allows scientists to alter genes or change the genes' activities.

Gene-activating CRISPR/Cas9, known as CRISPRa, could be used to turn on dormant genes for treating a variety of diseases. For instance, doctors might be able to turn on alternate copies of genes to compensate for missing proteins or to reinvigorate genes that grow sluggish with age. So far, researchers have mostly turned on genes with CRISPRa in cells growing in lab dishes, says Charles Gersbach, a biomedical engineer at Duke University not involved in the new study.

Also at GenomeWeb and New Atlas.


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22:19

The mainstream media meltdown: 3 fake news screw-ups in one week over 'Russiagate' "IndyWatch Feed World"

The media is having a rough week when it comes to reporting on the federal government's multiple ongoing Russia investigations. Three stories in the past seven days have crumbled under greater scrutiny. Why it matters: In today's hyperpolarized world, "fake news" has become a refrain to describe stories that observers on both sides of the spectrum decide that they don't like. These reporting issues by esteemed media organizations give credence to that ignorance, which further damages the value of insightful, impactful reporting - especially when it comes to one of the biggest, most polarizing stories of our political age: the Russia probe. Comment: In the Absence of Evidence of Russian Collusion and 'Hacking', Congress Makes It Up

22:16

Trumps Jerusalem Declaration Gives Abbas a Chance to Shake Things Up "IndyWatch Feed War"

Unfortunately, however, change is something that the Palestinian leadership has forgotten how to accomplish

By Amira Hass Dec 09, 2017 10:08 AM

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US President Donald Trump (right) giving a joint statement with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, May 3, 2017. (Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images via JTA)

Haaretz

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We hope to have all the text later:

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22:16

Turkey's Erdogan seeks to lead Muslim response on Jerusalem "IndyWatch Feed War"

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has previously described moving the US embassy to Jerusalem as a 'red line' for Muslims

22:15

Michael Belkin Discusses Gold, China, Stocks, And Warns Bitcoin Buyers "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Michael Belkin Discusses Gold, China, Stocks, And Warns Bitcoin Buyers from King World News Today King World News spoke with the man who advises the most prominent sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds, and institutional funds in the world and he discussed gold,...

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22:12

Venezuela's critical medical shortage gives rise to 'medical flea markets' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Venezuela's critical medicine shortage has spurred "medical flea markets," where peddlers offer everything from antibiotics to contraceptives laid out among the traditional fruits and vegetables. The crisis-wrought Latin American nation is heaving under worsening scarcity of drugs, as well as basic foods, due to tanking national production and strict currency controls that crimp imports. The local pharmaceutical association estimates at any given time, there is a shortage of around 85 percent of drugs. Sick Venezuelans often scour pharmacies and send pleas on social media to find treatment. Increasingly, however, they are turning to a flourishing black market offering medicines surreptitiously bought from Venezuelan hospitals or smuggled in from neighboring Colombia. "Here I can find the vitamins I need for my memory," said 56-year-old Marisol Salas, who suffered a stroke, as she bought the pills at a small stand at the main bus terminal in the Andean city of San Cristobal. Around her, Venezuelans asked sellers for medicine to control blood pressure as well as birth control pills. "People are looking for anticonvulsants a lot recently," said Antuam Lopez, 30, who sells medicine alongside vegetables, and said hospital employees usually provide him with the drugs. Leftist President Nicolas Maduro says resellers are in league with a U.S.-led conspiracy to sabotage socialism and are to blame for medicine shortages. Risks In the middle of a market in the humid and sweltering city of Maracaibo, dozens of boxes full of medicines including antibiotics and pain killers are stacked on top of each other. The packaging is visibly deteriorated: The cases are discolored and some are even dirty. Doctors warn these drugs -- usually smuggled in from Colombia, a few hours' drive from Maracaibo -- pose risks. "We've found that a lot of them have not been maintained at proper temperatures," warned oncologist Jose Oberto, who leads the Zulia state's doctors association. Still, some Venezuelans feel they have no choice but to rely on contraband medicine. "I had to buy medicine from Colombia, and it worried me because the label said 'hospital use,'" said retiree Esledy Paez, 62. But they are often prohibitively expensive for Venezuelans, many of whom earn just a handful of dollars a month at the black market rate due to soaring inflation. Norkis Pabon struggled to find antibiotics for her hospitalized husband to prevent his foot injury from worsening due to diabetes. "But the treatment costs 900,000 bolivars ($9.43; twice the minimum wage) and I do not know what to do," said Pabon, who is unemployed.

22:03

American provocateur: North Korea goes ballistic over missiles thanks to war games and 'total destruction' rhetoric "IndyWatch Feed World"

With each passing year, North Koreans marks the change of seasons unlike any other people in the world, watching the US and South Korea open massive military games. With Trump, the saber rattling has increased exponentially. There are few things more unnerving than watching two state leaders, with a nuclear arsenal at their disposal, lobbing verbal grenades at each other, as if the survival of entire planet was not part of the equation. Yet, that is exactly what US President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un have been doing for about a year now. Comment: North Korea: A threat or a victim of US propaganda? By now, the routine has become all-too familiar: In cyclical fashion, the United States and South Korea open military games, or a US armada suddenly appears on the horizon, while Pyongyang puts on a display of strength to prove its mettle. This leads to a series of volatile outbursts from Trump as the tension barometer ratchets up to a new level.

22:01

UK: Thousands of mentally ill people, in need of mental health care, being unlawfully detained by police "IndyWatch Feed World"

Up to 2,000 people a year needing mental health care have been unlawfully detained because there is no hospital bed for them. Some people have been held in police cells for several days, the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) says. Under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, officers have 24 hours after an arrested person arrives at a police station to release or charge them. But data gathered by the College of Policing shows 264 instances where people were held for longer when they were judged to be in need of mental health care after being released. In one case, an adult was detained for six days before a bed was identified. A child was detained for five days. The figures covered the last three months of 2016 and 21 out of the 43 police forces in England and Wales. Some of the biggest police forces returned no data, including London's Metropolitan Police, the West Midlands or any of the Yorkshire forces.

22:00

Pakistani air force ordered to shoot down intruding US drones deemed responsible for a high number of civilian deaths "IndyWatch Feed World"

Amid frayed Washington-Islamabad ties, Pakistan has ordered its air force to shoot down any drones violating the country's airspace, including those of the US military, which are deemed responsible for a high number of civilian deaths in the Asian state. "We will not allow anyone to violate our airspace. I have ordered PAF (Pakistan air force) to shoot down drones, including those of the US, if they enter our airspace, violating the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity," Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman said in an address in Islamabad, the Times of India reported.

21:59

Pakistan Air Force threatens to shoot down US drones "IndyWatch Feed War"

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A US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone takes off from Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan March 9, 2016. (File photo by Reuters)
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ISLAMABAD: The head of the Pakistan Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, has warned that US drones violating the countrys airspace will be shot down, marking a significant shift in Pakistans US policy.
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Aman was speaking at the opening ceremony of the Air Tech Conference and Techno Show in Islamabad on Thursday evening.
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We will protect the sovereignty of the country at any cost, he said, adding that Pakistan is working on its own unmanned drones and that a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) will be manufactured in the next 18 months.
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The US has been carrying out drone strikes on militants inside Pakistani territory since June 2004, initially from air bases inside Pakistan. When relations soured in 2011, the US was forced to shift its drone bases across the border to Afghanistan.
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Successive Pakistani governments have publicly condemned the drone strikes, but experts have said that there was a tacit agreement in place between America and Pakistan to allow the strikes to take place.
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Sen. Nuzhat Sadiq, chairperson of the Senates Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, told Arab News that Pakistan has effectively eliminated terrorists and militants from its territory through various military operations so there is no need for US drones now.
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It is the policy of the...

21:57

Pre-Installed Keylogger Found On Over 460 HP Laptop Models "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

HP has an awful history of 'accidentally' leaving keyloggers onto its customers' laptops. At least two times this year, HP laptops were caught with pre-installed keylogger or spyware applications. I was following a tweet made by a security researcher claiming to have found a built-in keylogger in several HP laptops, and now he went public with his findings. A security researcher who goes by

21:56

One-Third of All Americans Killed by Strangers Are Killed by Police "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Via: Granta: Americans are afraid of many threats to their lives serial killers, crazed gunmen, gang bangers, and above all terrorists but these threats are surprisingly unlikely. Approximately three-quarters of all homicide victims in America are killed by someone they know. And the real threat from strangers is quite different from what most []

21:55

Ferries and ships to remain docked as seamen join 24h general strike "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Ships and ferries will remain docked on Thursday, December 14th 2017, after the Greek Seamen Federation declared that they will join the 24-hour general strike to be launched by private sector union GSEE and public sector union ADEDY. The Seamens strike will start at 1:00 a.m. Thursday and will conclude at midnight. Federation PNO said

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21:53

Philippine Government Under-Reported Police Deaths in War on Drugs Group Says 242 policemen died in drug-related raids "IndyWatch Feed War"

Police inspect firearms, ammunition, shabu and communication equipment seized in June from members of a big drug ring arrested in Pandag, Maguindanao. Philstar.com/John Unson, file
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MANILA, Philippines The most recent #RealNumberPH data release contradicts a new claim by President Rodrigo Duterte made on Thursday that 242 police officers have died in drug operations.
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Duterte, a guest at the Kapampangan Food Festival in Clark, Pampanga on December 7, stressed that shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) makes drug suspects violent and aggressive, forcing law enforcers to shoot back and kill them.
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Pero why is it, if it is not that dangerous and violent, why is it that to date, I have lost 242 policemen in drug-related raids and arrest? he said according to an official transcript released by the Presidential Communications Operations Office.
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He later said that, including police officers killed in the Marawi siege that lasted from May 23 to October 23, the number of police killed is close to 300.
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That is why in the the Mindanao campaign against drugs, I have lost something like almost 300 policemen. That is including those who died in the actual fight when there was the siege already. ...

21:52

Bristows Continues to Lie About Unitary Patent (UPC) in Britain Only to Get Rebutted in Comments, As Usual (Criticism Not Deleted Yet) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Theyre taking turns, Alan Johnson is the latest

Alan JohnsonSummary: The latest wave of posts (typically from Bristows) which herald an arrival of UPC in Britain are not just delusional but also constitute terrible legal advice

TEAM UPC is trying to manipulate politicians into ridiculous statements like these. British politicians have no clue whats going on because theyre being lied to. Weve seen lots of that lately (we wrote about half a dozen responses so far this month). It almost always comes from Bristows. Comments don't tolerate Bristows' spin.

In the meantime, EPO management keeps touting a study which it paid for. That too is rather disturbing, partly because it reveals the EPOs corruption of academia.

It almost always comes from Bristows.Yesterday, the CCIAs Josh Landau (typically more focused on the US) wrote, is there a surrender of fundamental rights to the UPC from DE? (Shades of Oil States here) [] Much of the challenge seems to relate to arguing that DE parliament didnt know what they were agreeing to, which seems a difficult argument. [] Now for coffee ground reading (his phrase, not mine): unless the court simply denies the complaint entirely as unfounded (possible!) we wont know until late 2018, pushing UPC ratification and operations back to 2019 or 2020. [] Another panelist thinks that the German constitutional court is taking it seriously and is expecting a longer wait to know the outcome. [] Some discussion on what happens if the UK ultimately doesnt join the UPC: makes the UPC less attractive. Not necessarily no interest, but definitely reduced. [] Obvious next question: what if no Germany? Is that a showstopper?...

21:46

Zionist Extremism "IndyWatch Feed War"

The End of the Old Israel

How Netanyahu Has Transformed the Nation

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21:45

US Has A New Plan For The Middle East, Russia Waits For Plan (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

US Has A New Plan For The Middle East, Russia Waits For Plan Video X22 Report UK and the EU move closer to a deal and move on to phase II. Declassified document show that since 1994 the war...

The post US Has A New Plan For The Middle East, Russia Waits For Plan (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

21:45

Dec. 9 International Anti-Corruption Day: Ukraine in Dire Straits "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Ukrainian government enjoys the support of nobody else but a few tycoons or oligarchs, who are making fortune thanks to close relations with the powers that be amid overwhelming corruption they benefit from. Ukraines laws dont envisage a presidents impeachment procedure.

21:41

CrimeStoppers Campaign Targets Pirate Set-Top Boxes & Their Users "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

While many people might believe CrimeStoppers to be an official extension of the police in the UK, the truth is a little more subtle.

CrimeStoppers is a charity that operates a service through which members of the public can report crime anonymously, either using a dedicated phone line or via a website. Callers are not required to give their name, meaning that for those concerned about reprisals or becoming involved in a case for other sensitive reasons, its the perfect buffer between them and the authorities.

The people at CrimeStoppers deal with all kinds of crime but perhaps a little surprisingly, theyve just got involved in the set-top box controversy in the UK.

Advances in technology have allowed us to enjoy on-screen entertainment in more ways than ever before, with ever increasing amounts of exciting and original content, the CrimeStoppers campaign begins.

However, some people are avoiding paying for this content by using modified streaming hardware devices, like a set-top box or stick, in conjunction with software such as illegal apps or add-ons, or illegal mobile apps which allow them to watch new movie releases, TV that hasnt yet aired, and subscription sports channels for free.

The campaign has been launched in partnership with the Intellectual Property Office and unnamed industry partners. Who these companies are isnt revealed but given the standard messages being portrayed by the likes of ACE, Premier League and Federation Against Copyright Theft lately, it wouldnt be a surprise if some or all of them were involved.

Those messages are revealed in a series of four video ads, each taking a different approach towards discouraging the public from using devices loaded with pirate software.

The first video clearly targets the consumer, dispelling the myth that watching pirate video isnt against the law. It is, thats not in any doubt, but from the constant tone of the video, one could be forgiven that its an extremely serious crime rather than something which is likely to be a civil matter, if anything at all.

It also warns people who are configuring and selling pirate devices that they are breaking the law. Again, this is absolutely true but this activity is clearly several magnitudes more serious than simply viewing. The video blurs the boundaries for what appears to be dramatic effect, however.

Selling and watching is illegal

The second video is all about demonizing the people and groups who may offer set-top boxes to the public.

Instead of portray....

21:39

'Drop the DUP': Brexit now has own Christmas song with the lyrics "We'll all be on the dole" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Brexit now has its own Christmas song - a political parody pleading with Theresa May to come to her senses and 'drop the DUP.' Comment: May's mistake bungles Brexit: The DUP border demands The music video, full of the best Brexit clips and set to the tune of Jona Lewie's classic 'Stop The Cavalry,' comes after a long week of deadlocked negotiations which finally ended Friday morning as a Brexit agreement was confirmed. The catchy ditty takes aim at the Democratic Unionist Party, who were charged with putting the Brexit deal between the EU, UK and Ireland in jeopardy after vetoing the first proposed arrangement, Monday, at the 11th hour. Comment: Clusterf*ck: Theresa May left red-faced as Brexit deal between UK, Ireland and EU is scuppered by DUP

21:37

Palestinian officials rightly worried that Saudi Arabia is advancing Israel's interests "IndyWatch Feed World"

Palestinian officials have expressed worry that Saudi Arabia is forgoing important Palestinian rights as it acts behind the scenes to advance a United States "grand bargain" over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that heavily favors Israeli interests. Four Palestinian officials told Reuters on condition of anonymity on Friday that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman had communicated a proposal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that would give away the right of return for Palestinian refugees and the status of Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of a future Palestinian state in return for conditions unfavorable to Palestinians, Reuters reported on Friday. That proposal has reportedly been shaped by Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and "senior adviser," who has developed a close relationship with Mohammed bin Salman. The Palestinian officials expressed concern that the proposal is too much in line with Israeli interests and to the disadvantage of Palestinians, whose land Israel has occupied.

21:36

Australian security agency flags politicians with ties to China intelligence "IndyWatch Feed War"

Image may contain: 1 person, eyeglasses and suitAustralian PM Malcolm Turnbull unveiled new anti-interference laws on Dec 5 where he expressly referred to concerns about Chinas influence.PHOTO: EPA-EFE 

SYDNEY The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) has identified about 10 political candidates at state and local government elections whom it believes have close ties to Chinese intelligence services.

According to The Australian, these candidates are seen by security officials as a deliberate strategy by Beijing to wield influence through Australian politics.

These details, disclosed in the newspapers weekend edition on Saturday (Dec 9), have emerged after Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull unveiled new anti-interference laws on Tuesday (Dec 5) where he expressly referred to concerns about Chinas influence.

China has insisted it has no plans to interfere in Australian domestic affairs, after Canberra announced laws to curb espionage and ban foreign political donations.

Most of those whom security services identified as having close ties to Chinese intelligence services and the Communist Party were candidates at local government elections, reported The Weekend Australian, but concerns have been raised about state and federal figures as well.

At least one of those candidates is believed to be in elected office today. His relationship with the Chinese security services is alleged to have been cultivated before he was elected.

According to the newspaper, Australian intelligence believes the cultivation of political candidates is part of an orchestrated campaign by Beijing to insert agents of influence into Australian parliaments. The extent of Chinas influence was described to the newspaper as being patchy but deep.

The focus in recent months has been on alleged attempts by China to interfere in Australian politics and universities, particularly in in western Syd...

21:36

World Outrage While Trump Gloats over Jerusalem Decision "IndyWatch Feed War"

Muslim World Outrage While Trump Gloats over Jerusalem Decision

21:34

Open Letter to President Trump from Jerusalems Thirteen Heads of Churches "IndyWatch Feed War"

Christian Community Responds: Open Letter to President Trump from Jerusalems Thirteen Heads of Churches

21:34

Android Janus vulnerability allows attackers to inject Malware into legitimate apps avoiding detection "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Google fixed a bug dubbed Janus that could be exploited by attackers to inject malicious code into Android apps without affecting an apps signature.

Google fixed four dozen vulnerabilities this week, including a bug dubbed Janus that could be exploited by attackers to inject malicious code into Android apps without affecting an apps signature verification certificates.

Millions of Android devices are at risk of a cyber attack due to this flaw (CVE-2017-13156), that allows attackers to secretly overwrite legitimate applications installed on victims mobile devices with a malware.

The vulnerability was reported to Google by security researchers from mobile security firm GuardSquare this summer and has been fixed now as part of the December Android Security Bulletin.

The attack technique discovered by Guardsquare allows by bypass anti-malware protection mechanisms and escalate privileges on targeted devices using signed apps that appear to be from trusted publishers.

A serious vulnerability (CVE-2017-13156) in Android allows attackers to modify the code in applications without affecting their signatures. The root of the problem is that a file can be a valid APK file and a valid DEX file at the same time. We have named it the Janus vulnerability, after the Roman god of duality. states the analysis published by Guardsquare.

The vulnerability affects in the way Android handles APK installation for some apps, allowing to add extra bytes of code to an APK file without modifying the apps signature.

An APK file is an archive, just like Zip, that includes application code, resources, assets, signatures, certificates, and manifest file.

While installing an app, the OS checks APK header information to determine if the archive contains code in the compressed DEX files. If the APK archive contains DEX files, the process virtual machine decompiles the code accordingly and executes it; otherwise, it runs the code as a regular APK file.

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21:33

Theatre of the Absurd: Stateless Saakashvili goes on hunger strike in Ukrainian jail "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgia's ex-president and former Ukrainian regional governor, has been arrested in Kiev. The embattled politician was initially detained Tuesday but his supporters blocked the police minivan he was in and set him free. On Friday, Ukrainian Police finally took the former friend of Ukraine's incumbent president into custody. MikheilSaakashvili has gone on a hunger strike after he was taken into Ukrainian custody, his lawyer said after meeting him at a detention center on Saturday. "He has declared the start of a hunger strike," Ruslan Chernolutskiy told the crowd outside the detention facility where the politician is being held.

21:33

Trumps Scheme to Carve Up Palestine "IndyWatch Feed War"

Trumps Scheme to Carve Up Palestine

President Trumps big idea for Israeli-Palestinian peace was the outside-in plan in which Israels new Saudi allies would squeeze the Palestinians until they accepted a bogus state, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explains.

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21:33

Debt Rattle December 9 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

MC Escher Belvedere 1958   The Feds QE-Unwind is Really Happening (WS) 2017 US Wage Growth Failed To Pick Up Despite Unemployment Rate Decline (BBG) The Bitcoin Whales: 1,000 People Who Own 40% of the Market (BBG) Bitcoin Futures Could Be A Clusterf*ck Of Monumental Proportions (Blain) Central Banks Or

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21:32

For the Jazz lovers "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It might come as a surprise for many people, but Copenhagen used to be one of the Jazz capitals in the world, with many major jazz musicians living or at least frequently playing in the city. Much of this was due to Jazzhouse Montmatre.

Dexter Gordon was probably the musician who played most frequently in Copenhagen among the Jazz giants of the time usually he played for several weeks during summers in the late sixties.

One of those concerts was filmed, and I thought Id share it.

21:30

Missing the Significance of Israel-gate "IndyWatch Feed War"

Amid the U.S. mainstream medias hyping of Russia-gate, there has been much less attention given to what some call Israel-gate, evidence that Israel was wielding much more behind-the-scenes influence, reports Dennis J Bernstein.

21:29

French neonazi Islamophobes convicted "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from Britain says about itself:

UK outlaws neo-Nazi group as fascist Identitarians rise across Europe

Sky News & Newsnight 12 December 2016

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Far-right group guilty of mosque sit-in

Saturday 9th December 2017

FIVE members of Frances chauvinist Identitarian movement were convicted late on Thursday of the 2012 occupation of a mosque in Poitiers.

The Paris court handed down suspended prison sentences for the five members of the Generation Identity youth wing and imposed fines and other penalties amounting to nearly 40,000 (35,000).

The October 2012 sit-in saw scores of members scale the mosque and unfurl banners, including one reading Remember Charles Martel, who halted the advance of the invading Muslim army during the 732 battle of Poitiers. Muslim groups and politicians widely condemned the act.

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21:27

Top 5 Top Veterans Stories in Todays News Dec. 09, 2017 - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

We encourage you to browse our list so that you can take what you want and keep what you need.

21:16

#Kropotkin: An Appeal to the Young "IndyWatch Feed War"

Today its the birthday of Peter Kropotkin. Happy Birthday!

Peter Kropotkinwas recognized by friend and foe as one of the greatest mindsof the nineteenth century The lucidity and brilliance of his mind combined with his warm-heartedness into the harmonious whole of a fascinating and gracious personality. -Emma Goldman

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REVOLT!

Addressed to young men and women preparing to enter the professions, An Appeal to the Young was first published in 1880 in Kropotkins paper, La Revolte, and was soon thereafter issued as a pamphlet. An American edition was brought out by Charles H. Kerr in 1899, in the wake of the g...

21:16

Toronto police reassure public no serial killer is on the loose in LGBT community "IndyWatch Feed World"

At an hour-long press conference Friday morning, Toronto police reassured the public that there is no evidence of a serial killer being responsible for a wave of disappearances and two deaths in the city's LGBT community. At least nine people have been reported missing in Toronto's Village neighbourhood, known as a hub for the city's LGBT community, since March. Of the nine, two men are still missing and two women, one of whom is transgender, have since been found dead. One other man who went missing in the area was found dead, but foul play isn't suspected. The others have been found safe. Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders admitted to a group of reporters that the police may not have done the best job in handling these particular disappearances but looked to dispute any suggestion of a potential serial killer being responsible. "We follow evidence," Saunders said. "The evidence is telling us that is not the case right now." The rash of disappearances are highlighted by the death of Tess Richey, a 22-year-old woman who was reported missing last week. After a days-long search, her mother found her dead body in a Village stairwell. Although police originally said her death was not suspicious, the cause was later determined to be strangulation.

21:15

Every Recession Since 1971 Has Been Preceded by THIS And Its Happening Right Now "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Every Recession Since 1971 Has Been Preceded by THIS And Its Happening Right Now From Birch Gold Group Since WW2 the U.S. has witnessed eleven economic recessions. During this time economists have noticed an interesting trend: all those past recessions,...

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21:12

Rebetiko has been inscribed on the UNESCO representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Greek Rebetiko was inscribed on the UNESCO representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Rebetiko was included in the list during the 12th annual conference of the UNESCO Committee of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in South Korea December 4-6 2017.  Greek Culture & Sport Ministry had submitted a file for the inscription.

The post Rebetiko has been inscribed on the UNESCO representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

21:12

Disclosure Deception "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

Part 2: https://www.thecosmicswitchboard.com/...
George Kavasillas returns to The Cosmic Switchboard Show to talk about what the UFO Disclosure Movement is all about. George discusses the "spiritual bypass" that many people experience today. George discusses the False God Head Entity.

George's website is www.iaminfinite.love and he has a members only website called...

21:09

Hedgehog drinks at drainpipe "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video shows a hedgehog drinking at the drainpipe of the garden of Ms Hanneke ten Bohmer, who made the video, in the Netherlands.

21:09

Israeli strikes kill two Palestinians in Gaza "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Three rockets were fired towards Israel from the Hamas-controlled Gaza strip on Friday, declared a 'day of rage' by Palestinians

21:07

Snowstorm in Turkey drops 1 meter in 12 hours cutting off 45 villages (PHOTOS) "IndyWatch Feed World"

Like in Alaska, the snowstorm currently hitting the region of Artvin in Turkey is going biblical. More than 1 meter of dry powder has already accumulated within yesterday night and the snow is still falling. 45 villages are cut off from the world - 10 in the province center, 15 in the Kurdish province, 5 in the province of iran and 15 in the province of Torul - after roads are overloaded with snow. In Artvin the primary and secondary schools are closed. Pregnant employees working for public companies are also on holidays, today.

21:05

Disgusted by fellow colleagues, Brazilian clown leaves Congress "IndyWatch Feed World"

Tiririca lambasts fellow congressmen and women for widespread graft and laziness in speech ending seven-year political career A clown who has twice been elected to Brazil's Congress under the slogan "It can't get any worse" has said he is too embarrassed by his fellow politicians to run again. Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva, known as Tiririca, this week has said he is ashamed of his colleagues - more than half of whom are reportedly under investigation for corruption - and will not run again in 2018. As a member of the Chamber of Deputies, Tiririca had continued working in a circus on weekends and he said he was returning to clowning full-time.

21:05

Made for each other: 27% of millenials say they would date a robot "IndyWatch Feed World"

A new report has looked people's attitudes to the future of technology Of 12,000 interviewed, over a quarter of 18-34 year olds said they'd date a robot Men were found to be three times more likely to date bots than women As robots become an ever increasing part of our daily lives, humans could soon find love with the machines, according to a new report. The report suggests that over a quarter of 18-34 year-olds will feel it's normal to form friendships and even romantic relationships with robots in the future instead of humans. And it seems that men are more likely to embrace the bots, with the report indicating that males are three times more likely to form a relationship with a robot than women.

21:00

TAMILS, SUMERIANS, AND ANTARCTIC STRANGENESS "IndyWatch Feed War"

Every now and then I receive an article from the "Gizars" that goes straight into the "Finals" folder, because I know when I glance

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21:00

Personal Observations "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

BUILD THAT WALL

My company, Consulting Services, has recently been retained by USGOV as to the matter of the US Mexico Border.  There are some things that I can say at this juncture and some things that I can't. However, despite what nay sayers will tell you, construction of "the Big Beautiful Wall" is critical to national security. The current situation is so degraded and there are so many tunnels that the high value aliens take who pay $20K per head to cross through a tunnel, that it must be stopped for everyone's wellbeing. Who are those high-value aliens? Middle Easterners with ISIS, Hezbollah, and Al Qaeda affiliations and Chinese. They go through the tunnels by the hundreds, but each one of them is 'trouble'. The regular Mexicans just packing drugs or crossing to find work, go where there is no fence. The Big Beautiful Wall is designed with below ground sensors that will detect tunnels.

I was asked a question in Mexico City last week regarding NAFTA. I replied that the big question is whether we should be dealing with the President of Mexico or Ruben Osevegera Cervantes (El Mencho), the most powerful drug lord in Mexico. 

Mexico is a failed state where the Narcos and the major industrialists who back them call the shots. And people in Mexico know that the place is circling the drain. There is a presidential election coming up this summer and it's not going to be pretty. The people are fed up with the government and if the election was held today the anti-US communists would win power. The value of the peso is in the tank now. If the election goes to the communists it will plummet like the Venezuelan Bolivar (currency). 

A wall makes perfect sense to all but the most self-absorbed who have motives that are not American motives.

Illegal immigration is down...

20:58

Using CODAR for ionospheric sounding "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

CODAR is an HF radar used to measure surface ocean currents in coastal areas. Usually, it consists of a chirp which repeats every second. The chirp rate is usually on the order of 10kHz/s, and the signal is gated in small pulses so that the CODAR receiver can listen between pulses. The gating frequency can be on the order of 1kHz.

CODAR can be received by skywave many kilometers inland. Being a chirped signal, it is easy to extract the multipath information from the received signal. In this way, one can see the signal bouncing off the different layers of the ionosphere, and magnificent pictures showing the changes in the ionosphere (especially at dawn and dusk) can be obtained. For instance, see these images by Pieter Ibelings N4IP, or the image at the top of this post, which contains 48 hours worth of CODAR data.

Here I describe my approach to receiving CODAR. It uses GNU Radio for most of the signal processing, and Python with NumPy, SciPy and Matplotlib for plotting.

The usual procedure for processing CODAR is to do dechirping. This involves generating a replica of the chirped signal and multiplying the received signal by the complex conjugate of the replica. This transforms the chirp into a carrier at a constant frequency. Since different multipath components have different delays, they appear at different frequencies after dechirping.

To generate the replica, the parameters of the transmitted signal have to be estimated. I am receiving the CODAR transmitters from Galicia at 4463kHz (see page 21 in this document for some technical information). The chirp repetition rate is 1Hz. The direction of the chirp is downchirp. I have measured the chirp rate to be 29405Hz/s. This is only an approximation, as it is not easy to do a very precise estimation of the chirp rate. It is still good enough to do adequate dechirping, since an approximation accurate to a few Hz/s is sufficient.

Most CODAR transmitters are locked to GPS time, and the chirps are synchronized to the 1PPS signal of a GPS receiver. Thus, it is best to have a receiver locked to GPS, so that accurate range information can be obtained. However, it is possible to use a free-running receiver, but the frequency stability is important, since clock drift will be very apparent as a slant in the images we get. I am using my...

20:54

Trump apes Balfour: giving away what isnt his to give "IndyWatch Feed War"

Trump apes Balfour: giving away what isnt his to give By Stuart Littlewood Heres what an Early Day Motion, tabled by several prominent British MPs in the House of Commons, says about Trumps statement on Jerusalem. That this House notes with dismay that Donald Trump, President of the USA, has declared that the US has []

20:51

Another Dustin Hoffman accuser: Claims harassment and physical violation on Broadway "IndyWatch Feed World"

Kathryn Rossetter performed eight times a week with the star in 'Death of a Salesman' - but, she writes, a dream job soon became "a horrific, demoralizing and abusive experience at the hands (literally) of one of my acting idols." On Nov. 1, The Hollywood Reporter published a guest column by writer Anna Graham Hunter in which she alleged that actor Dustin Hoffman groped and sexually harassed her when she was a 17-year-old production assistant on the set of Death of a Salesman TV movie in 1985. In response, Hoffman, now 80, apologized and said the allegations were "not reflective of who I am." Then on Dec. 4, comic John Oliver confronted Hoffman about Hunter's claims at a film panel, during which Hoffman said, "I still don't know who this woman is. I never met her; if I met her it was in concert with other people." Since THR published Hunter's account, several other women have approached the publication with similar stories about Hoffman's conduct at various times and places dating back to the 1970s. One of those women, Kathryn Rossetter, who co-starred with Hoffman in Death of a Salesman on Broadway and in the TV movie, has written the following account of her experience. (She has related this story to numerous people over the years.) As explained in the editor's note below her story, Hoffman's representatives declined to comment but have put forth other individuals who worked on Death of a Salesman and did not witness the conduct described in this column....

20:51

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20:49

Lucy Parsons on the Harmony Between Capital & Labor: The Robber and the Robbed "IndyWatch Feed War"

A letter to the editor by Lucy Parsons. The letter is from December 7, 1878.

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Lucy Parsons on the Harmony Between Capital & Labor: The Robber and the Robbed

Sir: Please allow a constant reader of your highly appreciated paper to call the attention of those everlasting croakers about the harmony of Capital and Labor to an item clipped from last Sundays Times, as follows:

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20:49

Pakistani Air Force commander Sohail Aman orders to shoot down US drones "IndyWatch Feed World"

Pakistan's Air Force (PAF) commander has reportedly ordered to take down drones violating the country's sovereignty, including that of the US. Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman also recalled a historic breach of trust incident over a batch of US-made F-16's which Pakistan paid for, but never received. The jabs against America, a key ally, came Thursday in a speech Aman delivered at a ceremony of aviation students gathered in Islamabad. The top military official praised Pakistan's air prowess, saying their forces are prepared to defend sovereignty of the country. "We committed a mistake in Osama bin Laden's case but now the country's sovereignty will be protected at all costs," he told an audience at the AirTech 17 expo at the Air University. Aman was referring to the CIA-led US commando raid in May 2011, which involved a cross-border flight of Black Hawk helicopters from Jalalabad, Afghanistan to Abbottabad, Pakistan. The Pakistanis were not informed about the planned assassination beforehand, which sparked outrage in the country. "We will not allow anyone to violate our airspace," Aman said as cited by The Times of India, adding, that he has ordered the PAF "to shoot down drones, including those of the US, if they enter our airspace, violating the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity."

20:48

Bright meteor fireball explodes over Pennsylvania, sonic boom reported (VIDEOS) "IndyWatch Feed World"

If you were looking up at the sky at 3 a.m. Saturday, you may have seen a bright flash of light. It turns out the flash was the result of a fireball meteor. WGAL reports the fireball meteor was seen over most of the northeastern part of the country. Fireball meteors are brighter than normal meteors, and usually end with a flash as they disintegrate in the atmosphere. Numerous photos and videos have made their rounds on social media.

20:47

Stop Talking Affordable Water and Start Talking Poverty "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By David Zetland, who worked on water policy for 10+ years and is an assistant professor of economics at Leiden University College in the Netherlands. Originally published at Aquanomics Circle of Blue published this long, aggravating article of the efforts of activists, water managers and (far too many consultants) to find a compromise on the []

20:45

Nepal, Maldives poised to move out of Indian orbit "IndyWatch Feed War"

The South Asian regions political map is transforming phenomenally. The early counting from Nepals parliamentary elections, which concluded on Thursday, suggests that the Left Alliance, which comprises the countrys communist parties, is surging ahead and will form the next government in Kathmandu.

20:45

Peak Prosperity News Update 120817 (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Peak Prosperity News Update 120817 Video Chris Martenson Video Source

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20:44

UK Against Fluoridation "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



Ignore the low fluoride in the water as being a cause but other useful information.

20:40

Watch This: The Holocaust in the eyes of Israeli TVs Satire, The Jews are Coming "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

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This is a segment taken from the genius Israeli TV's satire The Jews are Coming. As you can see, the Israelis are having a lot of fun with the holocaust. They are pretty creative and often humorous when it comes to Jewish history and suffering. But what about the rest of humanity, can others also apply some sarcasm to Jewish past?  

20:34

DNCs Unity Commission Further Dividing the Party "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

It should come as no surprise that "unity" in the Democratic Party means purging dissidents.

20:34

The Urgent Need for Cooperation and Unity "IndyWatch Feed War"

The natural instinct of human beings is towards cooperation and sharing, but, distorted by competition, personal ambition and nationalism, self-interest and greed have become pre-eminent motivating forces, distorting action and corrupting the policies of governments.

Competition is a pervasive element within all aspects of contemporary society.  It is thought by many to be a positive and natural part of the human condition, and one that drives innovation and change. Loyal Believers in Competition assert that in the world of business it serves the consumer by driving down prices and creating virtually unlimited material choice, and will, some claim, be the driving force for environmental salvation. To be blessed with a competitive spirit, it is argued, strengthens an individuals ability to succeed and overcome rivals; it stimulates development and advances in all areas after all if the urge to compete and achieve were negated, then what would motivate action?

Whilst there is a degree of truth in some of these claims, the negative impacts are a great deal more serious and far-reaching.

Competition, and the broader economic doctrine of which it is an essential part, promotes conflict and maintains division; it feeds intolerance and sets individuals and groups (regions and nations, for example) against each other. Selfishness and greed are encouraged, abundance and dominance of others, of a market or a region, of a way of thinking, the goal. Apple wants to monopolize the mobile phone market, for example, and would happily drive all its competitors out of business annihilate the opposition. This is true of all companies, of course naturally, because they are in business for one reason, to make money, and the larger the market share the greater the profit. Yes, certain organizations may have an ethical framework within which they operate, but faced with a choice between profits and ethics, profit commonly triumphs.

Achieving the prize succeeding, is the fire within the competitive furnace, whether the aim is status, a higher salary, increased market-share or greater financial profit. Within the current polluted paradigm, Governments design policies which they believe will enable their nation, (some nations are more prone to this than others), to compete in the world-wide marketplace, to capitalize on the opportunities that the digital age offers, and so on. Education, which has been totally contaminated by competition, is seen principally as a supplier for industry, with programmes designed to produce young people with the skills they need to compete internationally to create the Workers of the Future. Schoolchildren are made to compete with a certain academic standard and, perhaps indirectly, more broadly with their classmates; streaming is widespread and even takes place in nursery classes in some countries, with two year olds be...

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USA - Port Angeles City Council agrees to dispose of fluoridation equipment "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

PORT ANGELES The Port Angeles City Council has voted to abide by a public advisory vote to keep fluoride out of the municipal water supply and to remove fluoridation equipment.
The council voted 5-2 Tuesday to pass a resolution that adheres to the outcome of the vote, directs staff to surplus and dispose of the citys idle fluoridation equipment and removes any remaining fluorosilicic acid from city facilities. Councilman Dan Gase and Deputy Mayor Cherie Kidd opposed the resolution while supporting the public vote to not resume fluoridation.
The city stopped fluoridating the water in August 2016 after the council voted 4-3 to end the longstanding practice. The majority agreed to maintain fluoridation facilities, hold the Nov. 7 advisory vote and adhere to the outcome of the election. More than 57.5 percent of city voters who cast a ballot last month said they were opposed to resuming water fluoridation. The certified tally was 3,194 opposed and 2,358 in favor, a 57.53 percent to 42.47 percent difference.
This has been a long time coming, Councilman Lee Whetham said at Tuesdays council meeting. I would hope that the rest of my fellow council members will support the majority of the voters.
Gase and Kidd said they respected the majority of the voters but qu...

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Android Flaw Lets Hackers Inject Malware Into Apps Without Altering Signatures "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Millions of Android devices are at serious risk of a newly disclosed critical vulnerability that allows attackers to secretly overwrite legitimate applications installed on your smartphone with their malicious versions. Dubbed Janus, the vulnerability allows attackers to modify the code of Android apps without affecting their signature verification certificates, eventually allowing them to

20:30

When Washington Cheered the Jihadists "IndyWatch Feed War"

When Washington Cheered the Jihadists Exclusive: Official Washington helped unleash hell on Syria and across the Mideast behind the nave belief that jihadist proxies could be used to transform the region for the better, explains Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare When a Department of Defense intelligence report about the Syrian rebel movement became public in May []

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Common food items could contain more fluoride than tap water "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Tap water and toothpaste are considered the main sources for fluoride exposure overlooking other possibilities. There are common food items that could contain up to 180 times more fluoride than tap water according to fluoride expert Jeff Green, who has been protesting fluoride for over 20 years.
Tap water and toothpaste are considered the main sources for fluoride exposure overlooking other possibilities. There are common food items that could contain up to 180 times more fluoride than tap water according to fluoride expert Jeff Green, who has been protesting fluoride for over 20 years.
Green states that non-organic foods can be a huge contributor to the exposure, and not just one kind. Foods products that are conventionally farmed may contain extreme levels of fluoride, and by eating them you are unintentionally exposing yourself to it. Not only do the crops get watered with regular fluorinated water, but cryolite is used on them, which is actually sodium aluminum fluoride, it is used to kill bugs and is very sticky making it extremely hard to get off. So traditionally grown food items get hit doubly by fluoride with watering and with fluoride based pesticides.
Green says that a large number of non-organic food item can contain surprisingly shocking levels of fluoride based pesticides, with iceberg lettuce being one of the largest offenders. He states that iceberg lettuce can be laced with up to 180 parts per million of fluoride, which is 180 times higher than the recommended level of fluoridation in water. Meaning that this food that is meant to be healthy may in fact actually be corroding the body with excessive levels of fluoride. Citrus fruit are allowed to contain up to 95 ppm of fluoride. Potatoes can have up to 22 ppm on the skin and up to 2 ppm inside. Raisins are allowed to have 55 ppm.
...

20:22

Official Trailer [HD] "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

From visionary filmmakers James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez.
#Alita Battle Angel is in theaters July 20, 2018.

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

Screenplay by: James Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis and Robert Rodriguez.

Based on the Graphic Novel (Manga) Series: Gunnm By Yukito Kishiro

Produced by: james cameron and jon landau

Cast: rosa salazar, christoph waltz, jennifer connelly, mahershala ali, ed skrein, jackie earle haley, keean johnson.

20:22

Chilean anti-dictatorship mural restored in England "IndyWatch Feed World"

Gilberto Hernandez, one of the Chilean exiles who worked on the artwork, pictured with the mural. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

From the Yorkshire Evening Post in England:

Forgotten Leeds mural tells enduring story of solidarity

By Chris Bond

Friday 08 December 2017

For decades a giant mural painted by a group of Chilean students and refugees had been forgotten about, hidden from view behind a wall in the foyer at Leeds University Union.

It could have been lost forever had a Chilean PhD student not happened to catch a glimpse of it during a refurbishment earlier this year and recognised his countrys national flag. The student posted a picture online of the artwork, which turned out to be a mural painted in 1976 by Chilean exiles who had fled from General Pinochets reign of tyranny in their homeland.

The mural, copied from the kind of cultural poster often found on the streets of Chile prior to Pinochets military coup, features miners and agricultural workers along with the slogan And There Will be Work For all written in Spanish.

Now, more than 40 years after it was first painted, the damaged mural is being restored with help from the Heritage Lottery Fund. It was originally created in the Students Union to help draw attention to the plight of the t...

20:18

#NOACP: Fighting the ACP and MVP Pipelines in Virginia "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post #NOACP: Fighting the ACP and MVP Pipelines in Virginia appeared first on It's Going Down.

Photo from Jason Lappa

In this episode we discuss with a guest from #NoACP, the ongoing resistance to both the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) in Virginia. Moreover, we touch on the connection between the pipelines themselves and the Trump administration, and also how the pipelines bosses are responding to growing public anger to pipelines and the danger they pose in terms of spills, leaks, and explosions, as well as their connection to climate change.

We also talk about the state of the anti-pipeline and anti-extraction movement across North America, going into 2018. Our guest emphasises that the movement is growing stronger and that there is broad support for resistance to pipelines, however much needs to be done in terms of activating people to support physical on the ground action, and we talk about ways that people outside of areas affected by pipelines can offer aid to ongoing direct action campaigns.

20:15

PMs overshadowed by cryptos "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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PMs overshadowed by cryptos by Alasdair Macleod GoldMoney Gold and silver had a torrid week, with gold falling $31 from last Fridays close to $1249 in early European trade this morning. Silver was worse, down 66 cents to $15.78...

The post PMs overshadowed by cryptos appeared first on The Daily Coin.

20:13

Syrian Citys Survivors Describe Three Years of Siege Under the USA armed Islamic State Terrorists "IndyWatch Feed War"

Syrian Citys Survivors Describe Three Years of Siege Under ISIS Twelve-year-old Mustafa grinned as he bit into an apple, munching away excitedly. Only a month ago, he sunk his teeth into a piece of fresh fruit for the first time in three years. Mustafa, along with his family, survived a siege. Mustafas mother, Sara, her []

20:13

Pakistani Air Force ordered to shoot down US drones "IndyWatch Feed World"

Pakistani Air Force ordered to shoot down US drones | 09 Dec 2017 | Pakistan's Air Force (PAF) commander has reportedly ordered to take down drones violating the country's sovereignty, including that of the U.S. The jabs against America, a key ally, came Thursday in a speech Aman delivered at a ceremony of aviation students gathered in Islamabad. The top military official, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, praised Pakistan's air prowess, saying their forces are prepared to defend sovereignty of the country. "We will not allow anyone to violate our airspace," Aman said as cited by The Times of India, adding, that he has ordered the PAF "to shoot down drones, including those of the U.S., if they enter our airspace, violating the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity."

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ACP Falls Behind Schedule in North Carolina for Both Water & Air Quality Permits "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

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North Carolina Pipeline Blows Another Deadline

From an Article by John Murawski, News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), December 7, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, already more than a year behind schedule, missed another deadline Wednesday when North Carolina regulators said they would not issue an environmental permit by December 15th as had been expected.

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality sent the pipelines developers a request for more information on Monday, saying the request indefinitely suspends the December 15 deadline to issue an air-quality permit for a planned compressor station that will push the natural gas downstream through the underground pipeline. The date to issue a decision on the air-quality permit will now depend on the promptness of the Atlantic Coast Pipelines responses and the amount of time it takes state officials to review the materials.

The Department of Environmental Quality, part of Democratic Gov. Roy Coopers administration, had previously submitted four rounds of questions seeking additional information from the Atlantic Coast Pipelines developers. The agency is headed by career environmentalist Michael Regan, a former Southeast Regional director of the Environmental Defense Fund and a former official in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a partnership of Charlotte-based Duke Energy and Richmond, Va.-based Dominion Energy, was slated to begin construction in early 2018. Dominion spokesman Aaron Ruby said the latest hiccup doesnt affect the projects schedule.

The air-quality permit only relates to the compressor station and doesnt have any impact on our pipeline construction schedule, Ruby said. We dont plan on beginning construction on the compressor station until spring or summer.

Dozens of organizations have lined up against the project, saying it poses environmental risks and will effectively commit North Carolina to fossil fuels, as opposed to renewable resources, for decades to come. Duke Energy has said it needs the pipeline to import natural gas from the Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale formations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia to operate more than a dozen natural gas-fueled power plants, some already built, others under develo...

20:03

israeli occupation forces open fire at Palestinian ambulances, journalists east of Gaza "IndyWatch Feed War"

Israeli occupation forces open fire at Palestinian ambulances, journalists east of Gaza Palestine Information Center December 8, 2107           GAZA The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Friday opened fire at Palestinian ambulances and journalists during the protests taking place east of the Gaza Strip against the US announcement of []

20:01

Nvidia Announces Titan V "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Nvidia has announced the Titan V, a $3,000 Volta-based flagship GPU capable of around 15 teraflops single-precision and 110 teraflops of "tensor performance (deep learning)". It has slightly greater performance but less VRAM than the Tesla V100, a $10,000 GPU aimed at professional users.

Would you consider it a card for "consumers"?

It seems like Nvidia announces the fastest GPU in history multiple times a year, and that's exactly what's happened again today; the Titan V is "the most powerful PC GPU ever created," in Nvidia's words. It represents a more significant leap than most products that have made that claim, however, as it's the first consumer-grade GPU based around Nvidia's new Volta architecture.

That said, a liberal definition of the word "consumer" is in order here the Titan V sells for $2,999 and is focused around AI and scientific simulation processing. Nvidia claims 110 teraflops of performance from its 21.1 billion transistors, with 12GB of HBM2 memory, 5120 CUDA cores, and 640 "tensor cores" that are said to offer up to 9x the deep-learning performance of its predecessor.

Previously: Nvidia Releases the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti: 11.3 TFLOPS of FP32 Performance
More Extreme in Every Way: The New Titan Is Here NVIDIA TITAN Xp


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Never Let Your Christmas Tree Run Dry, With Added Ultrasound "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Winter in the parts of the Northern Hemisphere for which observing Christmas includes bringing half a forest into the house should really be divided into two seasons. No-spruce-needles-in-the-carpet season, and spruce-needles-doggedly-clinging-to-the-carpet season. Evergreen trees were not designed for indoor use, and for a hapless householder to stand any chance of keeping those needles on the branches there has to be a significant amount of attention paid to the level of the water keeping the tree hydrated.

[Evan] has paid that attention to the problem of Christmas tree hydration, and to address the shortcomings of earlier designs has come up with a low water warning using an ultrasonic rangefinder. Where previous sensor attempts based on conductive probes succumbed to corrosion or dirt build-up, this one has no contact between sensor and water.

Behind the rangefinder is a CHIP board, whose software sends a text message to his phone when the water level gets a bit low. All the software is available in the linked GitHub page, so should you wish to make your tree safe from thirst, you too can give it a try.

SMS texts are a good way to alert a tree owner, but we quite like the sensor that used the tree lights instead.


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20:00

How to save Jerusalem and bring peace to the Middle East "IndyWatch Feed War"

Palestinians don't need another deal, they need justice, freedom and equality

The Palestinians can undermine US-Saudi designs and rescue their national struggle "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Palestinians find themselves in the position of potential spoilers of a plan for a regional makeover, but they have demonstrated their ability to thwart efforts at their marginalisation in the past

Privatisation by war: Poor pay more for Yemen's cash-starved services "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Hospitals, utilities, schools and other public sector operations can no longer afford to provide Yemenis with free or cheap services

19:58

India Votes: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his his toughest electoral test "IndyWatch Feed War"

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URENDRANAGAR, India (Reuters) Tens of thousands of Indians voted in the first stage of assembly elections in the western state of Gujarat on Saturday, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces his toughest electoral test since coming to power with a landslide victory in 2014.

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A policeman checks identity papers of women as they arrive to cast their votes at a polling station during the first phase of Gujarat state assembly election in Panshina village of Surendranagar district December 9, 2017. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Modi has himself led the campaign to ensure that his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) retains power in his home state, as a combined opposition mounted the biggest challenge ahead of the general election in 2019.

Three big polls carried out in the run-up to the vote on Saturday and next week have predicted a victory for BJP but with a greatly reduced majority.

Voters started turning up early in the morning and some had to wait for about 15 minutes due to a malfunction in the electronic voting machine.

A supporter holds up a cut-out of a lotus, the election symbol of Indias ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), with an image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a campaign meeting addressed by Modi ahead of Gujarat state assembly election in Kalol on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, December 8, 2017.  /Reuters Photo

In the first few hours, more than 15 percent of voters in Surendranagar district cast their ballot, according to state government officials.

An ABP-CDS poll this week gave the BJP 91-99 seats in the 182-member state house and the main opposition Congress 78-86, sugg...

19:58

Jeremy Corbyn attacks government for doing nothing to help Palestinians "IndyWatch Feed War"

Jeremy Corbyn Attacks Government For Doing Nothing To Help Palestinians By Marcus Dysch Information Clearing House   Jeremy Corbyn has attacked governments which pay lip service to a proposed two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Labour leader said those in power do nothing to use the leverage they have to end the oppression and []

19:57

Bitcoin Has A "Whale" Problem: 1,000 Investors Control Nearly Half The Market "IndyWatch Feed World"

If Jay Gould were alive today, he would've traded bitcoin.
Perhaps the most blatant hypocrisy perpetrated by bitcoin evangelists is their insistence that bitcoin and other digital currencies represent a return to a truly democratic financial system beyond the control of banks and other special interests, where players small and large can earn enormous profits simply by HODLing.
Of course, this idealistic take couldnt be further from the truth. As Bloomberg points out, the markets for bitcoin and most of its cryptocurrency clones more closely resemble the US equity market of the Gilded Age, where a handful of powerful traders and brokers colluded to move prices in their favor. And because securities laws at the time were virtually nonexistent, the big players minted suckers with impunity.
According to Bloomberg, about 1,000 so-called whales control 40% of the bitcoin in circulation, giving them unrivaled leverage over the broader market. ...

19:52

Finland: 100 Years are Enough! "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Compilation video of anarchist & antifascist street activity in Finland between 2013 and 2017.

The 6th of December 2017 marked the 100 year anniversary of the Finnish state.

For the abolition of all states.

For anarchy.

19:48

2019: Why Tinubu Shouldnt Depend Heavily On Buhari "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

There is no how the history of how opposition rode to power in Nigeria will be told without the mention of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. He did everything. He sacrificed everything. He was the target of bad-belle people. He was tried. He was blackmailed. What didnt they do to him? This was despite the fact that he was not the one contesting the number one seat. He brought the convention to Lagos. GMB, now PMB, had no kobo to dole out to delegates. Tinubu came to his rescue. GMB won the...

The post 2019: Why Tinubu Shouldnt Depend Heavily On Buhari appeared first on Newtelegraph.

19:45

BitCOiN- Ignorance is Bliss (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

BitCOiN- Ignorance is Bliss Video Truth Never Told Video Source

The post BitCOiN- Ignorance is Bliss (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

19:45

Jerusalem and American Problem-Solving "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

On both Jerusalem and the Iran deal, the outrage around the world was deafening, but in the end nothing much happened. The world kept spinning on its axis. Meanwhile, the problems fester, with no solutions in sight.

19:40

25 injured, including 6 children in Israeli strike on Gaza after rocket attacks "IndyWatch Feed World"

At least 25 Palestinians, including six children, have been wounded after the Israeli Air Force bombed alleged Hamas targets inside Gaza. The IDF says the airstrikes were in retaliation for 3 rocket attacks launched from the enclave into Israeli territory. "In response to the projectiles fired at Israel from Gaza earlier today, IAF aircraft targeted a Hamas training compound & an ammunition warehouse in the Gaza Strip," the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced on Twitter. "The IDF holds Hamas solely responsible for all hostile acts against Israel emanating from the Gaza Strip." At least 25 people were wounded in the Israeli strikes, including six children, the Palestinian Health Ministry said, according to Reuters. Later, Wafa news reported, that one of the injured succumbed to their wounds and died in the hospital. Israel launched the strikes against Gaza after two rockets were fired towards southern Israel Friday. The air assault came after Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh called for a new Palestinian intifada following the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The first rocket was destroyed by the Iron Dome missile defense system, while the second activated the warning sirens in the Sha'ar Hanegev, Sdot Negev, Hof Ashkelon and Eshkol regional councils, as well as the city of Sderot. The second projectile failed to reach its intended target. Warning that more rockets could soon follow, the IDF advised Israelis to remain close to "protected spaces" and bomb shelters.

19:39

N. Korea blames US for tensions in rare UN talks "IndyWatch Feed War"

AFP

KCNA VIS KNS/AFP | The Norths leader Kim Jong-Un has ramped up his impoverished nations missile and nuclear programme in recent years

SEOUL (AFP)  North Korea blamed US nuclear blackmail for soaring tensions over its weapons programme following rare meetings with a senior UN official, but agreed to regular communication with the organisation, state media said Saturday.Jeffrey Feltman arrived in Beijing Saturday after wrapping up a five-day visit to Pyongyang aimed at defusing the crisis, just a week after North Korea said it test-fired a new ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States.

His trip the first by a UN diplomat of his rank since 2010 saw him meet Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho and vice foreign minister Pak Myong-Kuk as well as medical facilities supported by the UN, the Norths state news agency KCNA said.

At these meetings, our side said the US policy of hostility toward the DPRK (North Korea) and its nuclear blackmail are to blame for the current tense situation on the Korean peninsula, the report said.

It added that the North had agreed with the UN to regularize communications through visits at various levels.

The report did not mention any meetings with leader Kim Jong-Un, who has ramped up his impoverished nations missile and nuclear programme in recent years in order to achieve Pyongyangs stated goal of developing a warhead capable of hitting the US mainland.

Feltman, the UNs under secretary general for political affairs, visited the country just after the United States and South Korea launched their biggest-ever joint air exercise.

Pyongyang reiterated its view that these manoeuvres were a provocation on Saturday, accusing the drills of revealing its intention to mount a surprise nuclear pre-emptive strike against the DPRK, using the acronym for the countrys official name.

The UN Security Council has hit the isolated and impoverished North with a package of sanctions over its increasingly powerful missile and nuclear tests, which have rattled Washington and its regional allies South Korea and Japan.

Early Saturday Feltman flew to Beijing, a key transit point with the North, and left the citys airport without speaking to reporters.

China, which is Pyongyangs sole major diplomatic and military ally, has called on the United States to freeze military drills and North Korea to halt weapons tests to calm tensions....

19:38

Australian king parrot meets Dutch woodpecker "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 7 December 2017 video shows an Australian king parrot in the backyard of Hans Verheij, who made the video, in the Netherlands. Probably, the parrot is an escapee. Here, it meets a male great spotted woodpecker.


19:34

Israel air strike kills 2 Palestinians, Gaza officials say "IndyWatch Feed War"

Palestinian protesters look at teargas fired by Israeli soldiers during clashes on the Israeli border following a protest against US President Donald Trumps decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (AP)

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19:30

Suspected Cow Smuggler Killed in Encounter in Alwar; Family Claims Foul Play "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

In a latest incident of violence in the region over claims of cattle smuggling, 22-year-old Talim Hussain was gunned down by the police on Wednesday night.

The encounter took place in the Janta Colony area late on Wednesday night. Credit: By special arrangement

Jaipur: A day before 22-year-old Talim Hussain, a truck driver from the Salaheri village in Nuh tehsil of Mewat district in Rajasthan, was killed in an encounter with the police in Alwar, he had come home after days of journey to see his newborn son, Faizan.

The encounter took place in the Janta Colony area late on Wednesday night. A group of five to seven people were seen transporting cows in a stolen mini truck. When the police tried to stop them, they allegedly opened fire at the policemen.

Talim was a truck driver, not a cow smuggler. He was at home until 9 pm on Wednesday. He didnt inform anyone where he was going and with whom. The next morning, a few boys of our village came home and showed us Talims encounter video on the internet, said 24-year-old Aarif, Hussains brother who works as a line man in the electricity board in Mewat.

Jisne zindagi mein kabhie koi hathiyaar nahi uthaya, woh kaise police par goli chala sakta hai (how can someone who has never taken up arms in his life, fire at the police)? I called him at around 8:30 am on Thursday, but someone else picked up the phone who told us that he had found the phone on the road and wanted us to collect it. We felt something was wrong. When we reached there, the police told us that Talim was a cow smu...

Thousands join London protest against Trumps Jerusalem move "IndyWatch Feed War"

Many attendees expressed outrage at Trumps apparent dismissal of the United Nations position that East Jerusalem belongs to Palestinians and is under illegal Israeli occupation. (Arab News)

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19:29

If You Have Experienced Any of These 32 Symptoms You Are A Natural Born Spiritual Healer "IndyWatch Feed World"

Many people believe spiritual healers are ancient and hard to come by, however, the truth is spiritual healers can be anyone. They are actually sometimes the most unexpected individuals.

Spiritual healers are essentially a kind of shaman, bringing something special to this world. They have the ability to heal the souls of others and truly make a difference in the lives of those around them. However, the more a healer gives the less a healer has; they suffer through things all on their own.

If you are a spiritual healer you need to be aware of it. This, so that you can work to give back to yourself in the ways you give to others. If you have experienced the any of the following things chances are you are a spiritual healer.

Giving and helping from the heart becomes like a magnet, amplifying the energy to all those involved in the exchange. 
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32 Signs You Are A Natural Born Spiritual Healer:

1. You think differently.

You do not have the same mindset as those in your life, and they are not thinking from a perspective like yours. You are much more open and selfless than the rest of this world.

2. People look to you for advice.

People for some reason like to come to you. This could be a friend or even a stranger, and this is because you have a warm welcoming aura.

3. You can read others easily.

People cannot hide things from you, because you can read other people like an open book. When something is bothering someone, you just know.

4. You look at the big picture.

You are not someone who gets caught up in all the small things. Details are not your forte; you are a big picture kind of person.

5. You have felt like and do feel like an outcast.

You do fit in but you dont quite feel as if you do. Your place here is quite obvious, but that does not take away from the fact that you are indeed different. To some, this might seem like a bad thing, but for you, it is a very good thing.

...

19:26

CNN Botches Major Bombshell Alleging Contacts Between Don Jr. And WikiLeaks "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Chuck Ross

CNN misreported key details of an offer made to Donald Trump Jr. last year of a batch of stolen Wikileaks documents.

The story, which CNN published on Friday and covered extensively on TV, was touted as the first evidence that the Trump campaign was given a heads-up about documents stolen from Democrats.

But the story appears to have been riddled with errors, while also lacking key context.

Perhaps the most jarring error in the CNN report is the date on which Trump Jr. was sent the email. The network reported that a person named Mike Erickson emailed Trump Jr. and others on the Trump campaign on Sept. 4, 2016, with a link to Wikileaks documents as well as a decryption key to access them.

The email also offered access to emails that had been stolen from former Sec. of State Colin Powell, according to CNN.

But a copy of the email provided to The Daily Caller shows that Erickson sent the email on Sept. 14.

That date is significant because WikiLeaks had released a batch of stolen documents on Sept. 13. The group touted its release of the DNC documents, which were published by Guccifer 2.0.

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The email shows that Erickson messaged Trump Jr. stating that Wikileaks has uploaded another (huge 678 mb) archive of files from the DNC.

It is too big for me to send you by e-mail attachments, but you can download it yourselves, he added, providing a link to the same website cited by Wikileaks the day before.

He also included a link to a decryption key that could be used to access the documents.

Michael Erickson email to Donald Trump Jr., Sept. 14, 2016.

The Washington Post first reported on the true date...

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